January 3rd, 2014
08:21 PM ET

Fmr. Vikings punter claims he was fired for gay rights stance

Former Vikings punter Chris Klume says he was cut from the Vikings because of his support for gay rights.

"It's my belief, based on everything that happened over the course of 2013, that I was fired by Mike Preefer, a bigot who didn't agree with the cause I was working for." – Fmr. Vikings punter Chris Kluwe written in Deadspin essay.

Preefer, the special teams coordinator of the Vikings, denies the allegations, saying he does "not tolerate discrimination of any type." The Viking are now conducting an independent investigation into the matter.

But this is not the first time the NFL has faced tough questions about its tolerance towards gays.

The Inside Story of How the NFL's Plan for Its 1st Openly Gay Player Fell Apart

OutFront: Esera Tuaolo is a former football player who came out after retirement.

Filed under: Gay Marriage • Sports
January 3rd, 2014
08:08 PM ET

Detroit police chief: Arming residents will act as a deterrent

A surprising statement on gun violence from the police chief of one of America's most violent cities.

Detroit's top cop James Craig says he thinks more people need guns to keep safe.

"There’s a number of [concealed pistol license, or CPL] holders running around the city of Detroit. I think it's acting as a deterrent. Good Americans with CPLs translates into crime reduction, too," Craig said on WJR Radio's "The Paul W. Smith Show."

So would Detroit and other violence-plagued cities really benefit from more guns?

OutFront: Mike Brooks is an HLN Law Enforcement Analyst and John Lott is the Author of "More Guns, Less Crime."

Filed under: Crime • Gun Control • News
January 3rd, 2014
07:45 PM ET

Autopsy report: Car carrying Paul Walker was traveling over 100 mph

Paul Walker's autopsy report has been released, revealing that the car was traveling at over 100 miles per hour when it lost control and slammed into a light post this past November.

Coroner: Car carrying Paul Walker going 100-plus mph

The actor's death was determined to have been caused by 'traumatic and thermal injuries', but the full report reveals gruesome new details about exactly what killed the 40-year-old actor.

CNN's Casey Wian has the latest.

Filed under: News
January 3rd, 2014
07:43 PM ET

SeaWorld IP address tied to lopsided 'Blackfish' poll numbers

A recent online poll conducted by the Orlando Business Journal asked if the documentary "BlackFish", which aired on CNN, changed your opinion of SeaWorld.

Did SeaWorld stuff ballots for 'Blackfish' poll?

More than 90 percent of respondents said no, which seemed a bit 'fishy' to the paper. So they looked into it and found that more than half of the votes came from a SeaWorld IP address.

CNN's Martin Savidge has the latest.

Filed under: 'BlackFish' • Money & Power • News
January 3rd, 2014
07:39 PM ET

Suspect in custody hours before California priest murder

Gary Lee Bullock, the suspected killer of a beloved Catholic priest was in custody just hours before the murder, but police let him go.

Man suspected of killing priest was in police custody before slaying

Bullock was arrested on New Year's Eve for public intoxication and held for eight hours before being released.

On Thursday, he was charged with murdering Pastor Eric Freed, who was found beaten to death in the rectory of St. Bernard Church on New Year's day.

Friend of slain Catholic priest: Community 'shocked' by his murder

Police are calling it a crime of opportunity, but could it have been prevented?

CNN's David Mattingly has the story OutFront.

Filed under: Catholic Priest • Crime • Justice • News
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