December 12th, 2013
08:51 PM ET

Budget deal will cost airline passengers more

The House passed the bipartisan budget deal.

It may help avoid another government shutdown, but anyone who flies should be prepared to pay up.

The new deal nearly doubles the TSA security fees paid by airline passengers.

Congressman Paul Ryan, who helped craft the budget deal, defended the higher fees, but does the math really add up?

Tom Foreman breaks it down.

Filed under: Budget Deal • News • Politics
December 12th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Was interpreter a security risk?

The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial, who has been called a "fraud" around the world for allegedly making up gibberish, is now blaming the incident on a schizophrenic hallucination.

Thamsanqa Jantjie told the Associated Press he saw visions of angels flying into the stadium during the event, and that he's had a history of violent incidents in the past.

Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion

But in a separate interview with our David McKenzie, Jantjie defended his performance and claimed that his schizophrenia was his inspiration for wanting to become an interpreter.

One of the big questions now is: was Jantjie a security risk to President Obama and all of the foreign dignitaries that attended the service?

Mary Ellen O’Toole, a former senior profiler at the FBI, is OutFront.

Filed under: Nelson Mandela • News
December 12th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

Backlash grows over "rich kid" defense

Ethan Couch, a wealthy 16-year-old who killed four people after driving drunk, will avoid jail because his defense team says he suffers from "affluenza."

According to one psychologist, Couch's privileged parents never taught him right from wrong.

And the best remedy for this rare condition?

'Affluenza': Is it real?

According to CNN affiliate WFAA, his defense attorneys say it’s a $450,000 per year rehabilitation center in Newport Beach, California.

OutFront: Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of HLN's "Dr. Drew on Call” and Jessie O'Neill, a therapist who popularized the term "affluenza" in the 1990s. She says she's suffered from affluenza and now counsels others who have it.

Filed under: Crime • News
December 12th, 2013
08:34 PM ET

Report: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's uncle executed

The uncle of North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, has been executed for treason, according to the North Korean state-run news agency.

The report also says a special military tribunal found Kim's uncle, Jang Song Thaek guilty, calling him a "traitor for all ages" and a "despicable human scum" who was "worse than a dog."

North Korea says leader's uncle was executed

Jang Song Thaek was the vice chairman of North Korea's top military body and considered the second most-powerful man in the country.

Gordon Chang, author of "North Korea Takes on the World" is OutFront.

Filed under: International • News • North Korea
December 12th, 2013
08:30 PM ET

House passes budget deal

The House voted 332 to 94 to pass the bipartisan budget deal.

It brings us one step closer to avoiding a government shutdown and a rare break from Washington gridlock.

But plenty of Democrats and Republicans still have some hangups about the bill as it heads to the Senate.

Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash reports for OutFront.

Filed under: Budget Deal • News • Politics