December 30th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Outrage grows after MSNBC segment on Romney family photo

Serious backlash after a segment on MSNBC pokes fun at Mitt Romney's family photo, specifically zeroing in on Romney's African-American grandson, Kieran.

Former Republican Senator Scott Brown, who also happens to be a Fox contributor, wants an apology from MSNBC, while others on social media are blasting the network for being racist.

Did the segment go too far?

Filed under: Politics
December 30th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Countdown to smoking pot... legally

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year's day, Colorado will become the first state in the country to allow recreational marijuana sales.

More than 100 medical marijuana dispensaries in the state signed up to get recreational licenses.

10 things to know about nation's first recreational marijuana shops in Colorado

They're expecting huge crowds when they open for business January 1.

Miguel Marquez is in Denver at the Medicine Man, one of the biggest marijuana dispensaries in Colorado.

Filed under: Marijuana • News
December 30th, 2013
09:17 PM ET

Report: Al Qaeda not behind Benghazi attack

More than a year after four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, no one has been brought to justice.

Now a new investigation by the New York Times is raising even more questions.

According to the report, there is "no evidence that al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault…" and it “…was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam."

This contradicts what many critics of the administration have been saying for months.

Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz is one of those critics.

Filed under: al Qaeda • Benghazi • International • Libya • News • Terrorism
December 30th, 2013
09:16 PM ET

Ship stranded in Antarctica

Seventy-four people remain stranded in the frozen waters off of Antarctica, waiting to be airlifted.

The passengers and crew aboard a Russian research ship sent out a distress signal five days ago; several attempts to get them out with special icebreaker ships have been unsuccessful.

The Russian Foreign Ministry says the trapped passengers will be rescued by helicopter once the bad weather clears, but time is running out.

CNN's Sunlen Serfaty has the story.

Filed under: International • News
December 30th, 2013
09:15 PM ET

Terror attacks stoke Olympics fears

Two deadly suicide bombings in southern Russia are stoking fears of a terrorist attack on the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, which are just six weeks away.

At least 30 people were killed in the two blasts in the city of Volgograd, located just 400 miles northeast of Sochi.

An explosion Monday hit a trolleybus near a busy market during the morning rush hour.

Another blast Sunday targeted Volgograd's main train station, a transit point for people traveling by train to the site of the Winter Games.

No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but the leader of a Chechen separatist group has pledged violence to disrupt the Olympic Games.

Jeff Beatty, a former CIA counter-terrorism officer, is OutFront.

Filed under: International • Russia • Terrorism
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