September 13th, 2013
12:33 PM ET

At Least 3 People Dead, 1 Missing In Colorado Floods

Boulder County, Colorado, is under water. The Governor declared a disaster area after a powerful storm caused flash flooding Wednesday night, CNN's George Howell reports.

On Friday morning, at least three people had died and one person was missing as residents were urged to stay in their homes as relentless rain could mean more flash flooding.

Governor John Hickenlooper said, "We have declared a disaster for the flooded areas and requesting emergency declaration from FEMA."

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September 13th, 2013
12:25 PM ET

Sidewalk Horror Turns Into Miraculous Rescue

An out-of-control SUV jumps a curb in New York City and plows into a group of kids on their way to school.  When two girls are pinned under the vehicle, some bystanders jump into action. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

David Foibister told CNN affiliate WCBS he was walking his dog when he saw the driver plow into the children.  The hero says, "Me and nine other guys lifted it enough to where we could get the girls out."

In total, affiliate NY1 says five children were injured in the accident, including one eleven-year-old boy.

That child says, "I was trying to run away but the car hit me. My whole life flashed before my eyes."

Law enforcement officials believe the driver accidentally hit the gas pedal when he meant to his the breaks.

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September 13th, 2013
12:04 PM ET

She May Have Pushed Her Husband Off A Cliff, But Now She's Home

A judge says for now, Jordan Graham, a Montana woman accused of pushing her husband off a cliff eight days after their wedding, should be confined in her home instead of a jail. CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

The presiding judge released Graham, ordering her to electronic monitoring at her parents' home before her second degree murder case goes to trial, saying she has "no criminal history whatsoever" and never "exhibited tendencies for violence or even anger."

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September 13th, 2013
11:56 AM ET

Negotiations Continue Over Diplomatic Solution In Syria

It's day two of crucial talks in Geneva, Switzerland, aimed at a diplomatic solution to the Syria crisis and the U.S and Russia are still at odds over the timeline for Syria to comply and the threat of force if they fail to deliver. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

While American and Russian experts have moved to start cataloguing, collecting and destroying one of the world's largest stockpiles of chemical weapons, Assad is making his own demands on Russian TV.

ASSAD: "Syria will accept (the Russian plan) if America stops military threats and if other countries supplying the rebels with chemical weapons also abide by the agreement."

Secretary of State John Kerry was quick to reiterate the point that the U.S. reserves the right to take military action.

KERRY: "Our military maintains its current posture to keep up pressure on the Assad regime.... force might be necessary."

The Syrian opposition has voiced their skepticism on this diplomatic option claiming Syria has already moved some of its weapons to Lebanon and Iraq, though the Iraqi government denies it.

Peter Beinart, senior political writer at "The Daily Beast" is also skeptical. He says,

"Unfortunately, I think the chances of success are very low. Even if the Russians and Bashar Assad really wanted to give up all of their chemical weapons, there's a civil war going on in Syria. The Pentagon has estimated it would take 75,000 troops to secure the weapons inspectors who would have to go from rebel to government held areas to try to get these chemical weapons and there's no real incentive for Bashar Assad to want to get rid of those."


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