December 12th, 2014
09:22 PM ET

Mudslides engulf California homes: Crews rescue people trapped by swollen rivers

Los Angeles (CNN) - Torrential rains moved walls of rock and mud Friday in Southern California, burying homes in one neighborhood, closing a coastal highway and prompting evacuations of foothill communities imperiled by landslides.

The damage marked the second day of a fierce storm slamming the Pacific Coast that, in California, served to trade one natural disaster for another, namely the state's record drought of the past three years.

At a minimum, the biggest storm in years slaked the dry earth, but it is coming at a high price for many people.

Mudslides swarmed or threatened homes near recent hillside fires.


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Filed under: News • Weather
December 12th, 2014
09:12 PM ET

What drugs did Cosby allegedly use?

Famed 70s supermodel Beverly Johnson is the latest of at least 23 women making accusations against comedian Bill Cosby.

Johnson told CNN about a meeting she had with Cosby at his home in the 1980s when Cosby was starring on "The Cosby Show." She says she was offered an audition for a small role on the hit program.

The supermodel claims she was working through acting exercises - including one in which she acted drunk - in front of the comedian when he asked her to have a drink from his espresso machine.

Famed Model Beverly Johnson claims Bill Cosby drugged her

"He was very insistent that I try this cappuccino that would be the best coffee that I would ever have. So I relented and he gave me the cappuccino. I took one sip and I felt something very strange," Johnson said. "After that second sip, I knew I had been drugged. It was very powerful. It came on very quickly."

"I knew by the second sip of the drink Cosby had given me that I'd been drugged - and drugged good," she writes in Vanity Fair.

Johnson is not charging Cosby with sexual assault, but her story about a drugged drink mirrors the stories of many of the other accusers.

OutFront, Dr. Reef Karim, a psychiatrist and addiction medication specialist who runs an outpatient center in Beverly Hills.

Filed under: Bill Cosby • News
December 12th, 2014
08:56 PM ET

Cleveland police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

The death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was shot by a Cleveland police officer has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office said Friday.

Police say Rice was pointing a pellet gun at people shortly before officers pulled up and shot him mistaking the pellet gun for a real firearm.

Is this enough to indict the officer?

CNN's Joe Johns is OutFront.

Filed under: Justice • News • Tamir Rice
December 12th, 2014
08:47 PM ET

Fmr. FBI interrogator Ali Soufan: Torture doesn't work

Following the released of the CIA torture report, what interrogators actually learned from using "enhanced interrogation techniques". The Democrats on the Senate intelligence committee claim the interrogation methods didn't even work.

Michael Mukasey: Waterboarding is not torture

In interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Ali Soufan, who was one of the first people to interrogate the first high-profile al Qaeda terror suspect captured after the 9/11 attacks says Abu Zubaydah gave him actionable intelligence in the first hour of his interrogation.

Filed under: CIA • News • Torture Report
December 12th, 2014
05:14 PM ET

Lost sheep found wearing Christmas sweater

The mystery of a sheep found roaming an Omaha neighborhood wearing a Christmas sweater has been solved. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on whether his owners were naughty or nice.

Filed under: Jeanne Moos • OffBeat