September 18th, 2013
12:06 PM ET

Police Search For Teen Snatched From Her Home

A 14-year-old girl is snatched from her home by two armed men in Georgia and the FBI is asking for your help. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

Ayvani Hope Perez was violently kidnapped from her suburban Atlanta home in the middle of the night.

Police say two men forced their way inside and Perez's mother did what she could to spare her two teens.

Clayton County Police Department Spokesperson Phong Nguyen says, "She tried to hide the kids. The dog was barking and these suspects shot the dog."

The men demanded money and jewelry and when the mother said she didn't have either, authorities say the suspects grabbed Ayvani and fled in a dark blue or gray car.

Now helicopters hover over head, investigation trucks patrol usually quiet streets and neighbors are shocked.

If you have any information or tips call 770-447-3513 or 678-610-4781 to speak with Georgia authorities.

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September 18th, 2013
11:54 AM ET

Rescue Crews Search For Survivors In Colorado

Rescue efforts continue in Colorado as crews remain on the lookout for survivors still stranded in remote areas and cut off after days of deadly flooding. CNN's George Howell reports.

The FEMA task force teams go door-to-door in search of residents refusing to leave their homes and warning them of the continued threat of rising floodwaters as the death toll is now down from 8 to 6, as two people initially presumed dead are listed as missing.

Some 12,000 people have been evacuated to shelters so far but for those returning to their homes for the first time, many find no house to call home.

In Larimer County alone, officials estimate 1,500 homes have been destroyed with another 4,500 damaged.

In Boulder, Homeowner Michael Birdsong and his neighbors built a homemade levee to protect his house but it was no match for mother nature.

Birdsong says, "Our basement filled with five feet of water in the first 20 minutes. That was a wall of water that this would have kept out, but we didn't know."

Faced with the reality of having to rebuild their wrecked homes - residents are finally coming to grips with the price of the devastating damage.

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September 18th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

Starbucks CEO: Keep Guns Away

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz gets into the gun debate when he writes an open letter requesting his customers leave their firearms out of his stores. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports.

Schultz writes:

Dear Fellow Americans,

Few topics in America generate a more polarized and emotional debate than guns. In recent months, Starbucks stores and our partners (employees) who work in our stores have been thrust unwillingly into the middle of this debate. That’s why I am writing today with a respectful request that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas.


The CEO tells CNN that the company is not instituting a ban on weapons but is simply making a request "through the lens of civility and respect."

"Starbucks is not a policy maker. And in fact, we're not pro or anti-gun," he says. "However we do believe that guns should not be part of the Starbucks experience."

Schultz adds customers who bring in guns will still be served and won't be asked to leave because the coffee company isn't imposing a ban on firearms and because "we don't want to put our people in the position of having to confront somebody who's carrying a weapon."


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September 18th, 2013
10:59 AM ET

Survivor: Gunman Was '100 Feet Away'

Denise Robinson speaks out about surviving the Navy Yard shooting with the gunman “100 feet away,” during a “scary event” that lasted for “an hour and a half.”

Her niece, China Campbell, also shares her experience frantically trying to get in touch with Denise during the ordeal.

Robinson says, “It started out as a typical day, you know, talking with co-workers and about 8:20 we hear pop, pop sounds.... We really didn't know what was going on.”

“So we stood up just to see and hear, and couldn't really determine what was happening. So when my supervisor came to her door, we both made eye contact and just beside her door was the gunman.”


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