A man accused of striking his 7-year-old son several times in the face before throwing him overboard denies any abuse took place, insisting that it was all in good fun. Witnesses disagree. Jim Amormino of the Orange County Sheriff's Office joins Brooke to share the details that investigators have uncovered so far.
9/11 Commission chairman Tom Kean joins Brooke to discuss America's successes and failures in homeland security since the 9/11 attacks a decade ago. Immediately following the attacks, the 9/11 Commission recommended 41 different actions to improve America's homeland security. 32 of those recommendations have since been implemented. But is that enough? Kean doesn't think so.
In today's BIG I we looked at Matternet drones that could one day transport goods and medicine to regions around the world with limited means and access.
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A Dallas couple has been arrested and charged following the dehydration death of a 10-year-old boy. Johnathan James was allegedly denied drinking water for five days as punishment for misbehaving. After Johnathan collapsed, the couple called the fire department for help, but it was already too late.
On Thursday, Dallas police arrested Johnathan's father, Michael James, and his step-mother, Tina Alberson, and charged the pair with injury to a child. Johnathan's twin brother, who witnessed the entire ordeal but didn't speak out for fear of also being punished, is providing valuable information in the case.
Brooke is joined by Dallas Deputy Chief Craig Miller, who is investigating the case and provides the heart-breaking details that police have uncovered so far in Johnathan's case.
Alabama governor Robert Bentley joins Brooke to talk about FEMA's coverage of disaster aid in his state. The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Tuesday that it would freeze aid to part of the country that are recovering from recent tornados, drought, flooding, and wildfires. Similar restrictions have been enacted when the disaster relief funds have dropped below $1 billion. Following Hurricane Irene's barrage of the east coast over the past weekend, the fund currently stands at $800 million. FEMA has announced that other long-term projects, including Alabama's recovery from deadly tornadoes back in April, will be put on hold for the time being in favor of those with immediate need. Bentley says that he has no problems with how FEMA has handled the distribution of federal aid since tornadoes ravaged parts of his state in April, and that FEMA has done 'everything that (he) asked them to do'.
Later, Brooke asks the governor about a federal judge's decision to block his state's immigration law, which he had previously touted as the toughest law of its kind in the nation.
Randi Kaye explores how "skin" made from spider silk stops bullets fired at a low speed.
CNN's Nic Robertson gets exclusive access into the home of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. He was expected to die two years ago but remains alive, though just barely. Meanwhile in New Jersey, Susan Cohen has been living without a daughter since 1988-when Theodora was killed in the Pan Am crash in Lockerbie, Scotland. Susan Cohen tells CNN's Brooke Baldwin what her hopes are for Al-Megrahi and Libya today.
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As FEMA starts collecting the damage estimates from Irene, many of you are asking if there's enough cash on hand. Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano joins CNN's Brooke Baldwin from FEMA's headquarters in Washington.