September 25th, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Five Months On, Closing Arguments In Michael Jackson Trial

After five months in civil court, closing arguments continue Wednesday in Michael Jackson's wrongful death trial. CNN's Casey Wian reports.

Today it's the attorneys for AEG Live to tell a jury why they shouldn't have to pay a massive settlement of more than $1 billion to the Jackson family.

Earlier in the week, Brian Panish, the Jackson family attorney, told a story about the pop star being so intoxicated and disoriented before the press conference announcing his comeback tour, that a concert promotion executive had to slap him and put him in the shower just to get him to the podium.

Panish said, "Michael Jackson had a well-known problem. He had abused prescription medications during times of pain, anxiety and stress... But AEG sought, brought Dr. Murray on to assume responsibility for taking the risk...They chose to run the risk to make a huge profit. And they lost. They are responsible."

Katherine Jackson, Michael's mother, and his three children say the concert promoter is responsible for negligently hiring, retaining or supervising Dr. Conrad Murray, the man found guilty in 2011 of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.


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September 25th, 2013
11:29 AM ET

Iran's New President Acknowledges The Holocaust Happened

On Wednesday's "New Day," CNN's Christiane Amanpour spoke with Anchor Chris Cuomo  about her interview with Iran's new president Hassan Rouhani.

In a departure from former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran's new president acknowledges the Holocaust occurred.

Hassan Rouhani said, "Any crime that happens in history against humanity, including the crime the Nazis committed towards the Jews as well as non-Jews, was reprehensible and condemnable."

Amanpour's full interview with President Hassan Rouhani will air at 2 p.m. ET Wednesday on CNN International.

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September 25th, 2013
11:08 AM ET

Dr. Drew Reveals His Battle With Prostate Cancer

Dr. Drew Pinsky, host of HLN's "Dr. Drew On Call" spoke with "New Day" Anchor Kate Bolduan during Prostate Awareness Month to say he's now cancer free after a two-year battle with the disease.

The television host says, "My purpose in coming out is to help other men understand A) you're not alone, B) take care of these things.'


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September 25th, 2013
10:55 AM ET

Weapon Of War Becomes Symbol Of Peace

In today's edition of the "Good Stuff," a veteran returns his treasured samurai sword to its rightful owner. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.

On his way out of Japan at the end of World War II, Marine Corps Captain Orvall Amdahl was told by superiors he and others were allowed a souvenir from a Japanese weapons warehouse. He chose an exquisitely-crafted samurai sword.

But even though Captain Amdahl held the sword and took meticulous care of it for 68 years, he never felt it was really his.

Amdahl says, “I felt that this had a home and should be returned to it.”

The sword came with hand-carved wooden tags and a translation revealed a name.

A decade long hunt for that name revealed a man, Tadahiro Motomura, the son of the sword's original owner.

On the International Day of Peace, Amdahl returned the souvenir.

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