June 6th, 2014
09:00 PM ET

Shooter killed in dramatic gun battle outside Georgia courthouse

A "major catastrophe" was averted outside Atlanta earlier today after a heavily armed gunman drove his SUV loaded with ammunition and explosives up to the front steps of a local courthouse and tried to storm the building.

He then threw a smoke bomb out the window and opened fire seconds later, hitting a deputy in the leg. As you can hear in the clip above, that shot was met with a barrage of bullets from other officers who were closing in. The suspect was killed.

We're told the gunman's plan was to wreak havoc inside the building, and David Mattingly is OutFront in Cumming, Georgia with more.

Filed under: Crime
June 6th, 2014
08:27 PM ET

Is GOP photo sexist or just a good joke?

Republican's so-called "war on women" is heating up in Michigan tonight.

It all has do with this picture, featuring three GOP state lawmakers pretending to read women's magazines. A reporter tweeted it out and quoted one of the legislators, Peter Pettalia, as saying, "Don't say we don't understand women."

Pettalia says the comment was taken out of context, but Democrats were quick to fire back with a tweet featuring four female lawmakers with legislation in their laps and the text "Real women read bills not fashion mags..."

Harmless joke or part of a larger issue? OutFront tonight is Vicki Barnett – one of the legislators in that rebuttal photo – and CNN political commentator Ben Ferguson.

Filed under: News • Politics
June 6th, 2014
08:26 PM ET

The Number: How California Chrome made it to the cusp of the Triple Crown

California Chrome is hoping to become the first horse in 36 years to win the Triple Crown. His last challenge is the Belmont Stakes, which he'll run in on Saturday.

That brings us to the number tonight: 20

Twenty Belmont Stakes winners have had names that start with the letter "C" – the most of any letter in the alphabet – and you better believe there are plenty of gamblers out there hoping it's a sign of good things to come for a horse that has very humble beginnings.

Here's CNN's Stephanie Elam.

Filed under: Sports
June 6th, 2014
08:15 PM ET

Man who stopped Seattle shooter hailed as hero as authorities search for motive

The search for a motive is under way in Seattle as investigators continue to question the suspect in the shooting at Seattle Pacific University.

The alleged gunman, Aaron Ybarra, made his first court appearance this afternoon. He's currently being held without bail in connection with the shooting that killed a 19-year-old student and injured two others.

Meanwhile, CNN is learning more about the man being hailed a hero in the aftermath. Twenty-six-year-old Jon Meis was armed with just a canister of pepper spray when he took down the accused shooter as he was reloading a gun.

Kyung Lah is OutFront live in Seattle, Washington with more details on both men.

Filed under: Crime
June 6th, 2014
08:12 PM ET

Borger: Susan Rice "might have chosen" different words to defend Sgt. Bergdahl

Is Susan Rice doing more harm than good for the Obama administration as she doubles down on defending Sgt. Bergdahl? OutFront to discuss is CNN's Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Bowe Bergdahl • International • Taliban
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