October 25th, 2013
10:16 AM ET

Sources: Teen Followed Danvers Teacher Into Bathroom, Killed Her With Box Cutter

How was Danvers High math teacher Colleen Ritzer killed?

With a box cutter the suspect, 14-year-old Philip Chism, had brought into school, a source close to the investigation says.

CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

What happened to her body afterward? It was stashed in a recycling bin, rolled outside, then dumped about 20 feet into woods behind the northeastern Massachusetts high school's athletic fields, adds another source. It was left there - not buried, not even covered.

And where did the alleged killer go afterward? After changing his clothes, he went to a Wendy's fast food restaurant and a movie, sources say, before police in a neighboring town saw him walking on a busy road under the pitch-dark sky early Wednesday.

But what many are asking, is why did this happen and what will Chism now face as charges. CNN Legal Analyst Paul Callan tells "New Day's" Chris Cuomo, “Massachusetts has a very strict law. If you’re 14 and you commit a crime as an adult, you will be tried as an adult and that’s what’s happening now in Massachusetts.”

Watch the video for more on what Callan thinks will happen with this case.

October 25th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

Sen. Rubio: "Everyone Spies On Everybody"

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) addressed National Security Agency’s surveillance programs and his proposal to delay Obamacare’s individual mandate until the website is fixed and immigration reform.

Senator Rubio claimed that “everyone spies on everybody” and leaders of foreign nations are “responding to domestic pressure.” He also denied that he is trying to derail Obamacare with bill and that Republicans had responsibility for government shutdown. Senator Rubio advocated for a piecemeal approach to immigration reform, saying that “it gets easier to address” pathway to citizenship, “if we deal with some of the other issues first.”

On the NSA, Sen. Rubio said, “These leaders are responding to domestic pressures in their own country. None of them are truly shocked about any of this…. Everyone spies on everybody. And that’s just a fact. And whether they want to acknowledge that publicly or not, and every country has different capabilities. But at the end of the day, if you are a U.S. government official, travelling abroad you are aware that anything you have on your cell phone, on your iPad could be monitored by foreign intelligence agencies, including that of your own allies.”

“It’s fundamentally unfair to fine people, to tax people, to send the IRS after people for not buying health insurance, when the website they’re supposed to buy it on, doesn’t work,” Sen. Rubio said. “And that’s all the law says. It says, until that website is working, don’t fine people. I don’t understand how anybody can be against that.”

On immigration reform, Sen. Rubio said, “I also don’t think it’s realistic to believe that the House is just going to take up and pass whatever the Democrats in the Senate are demanding. And I think that there are many things on immigration that we can agree on and I think that we should move on those and make progress on those issues. And there are a handful that we have no consensus on in this country yet, and those issues may have to be delayed at some point until we can reach a consensus on how to approach them.”

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October 25th, 2013
10:02 AM ET

Twitter Sets IPO Stock Price Between $17 And $20

Looking to buy Twitter stock in the company's initial public offering? We now know about how much that'll cost you, CNN's Christine Romans reports.

In a regulatory filing late Thursday, Twitter set a preliminary price range of $17 to $20 per share for its IPO. It also raised the maximum size of its offering to $1.4 billion, up from its previous $1 billion.

The company has about 545 million shares outstanding, so Twitter would be valued as high as $10.9 billion - slightly above previously reported valuation estimates.

Twitter plans to sell about 70 million of its shares in the IPO.

The company's target price range isn't binding, so we don't yet know what price Twitter will ultimately set for its IPO. The company will file several more rounds of paperwork before the IPO to provide a variety of new details - anything from setting a new price range, to more information about items like executive compensation.

Twitter will have to set its final price the night before it begins trading, but that won't be for another few weeks.

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October 25th, 2013
09:45 AM ET

Maryland A.G. Apologizes After Being Caught on Camera at Wild Party

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler said Thursday he should have done more to investigate alleged underage drinking at a high school beach party this summer.

Gansler, a Democrat who is running for governor in 2014, admitted that not doing more was a mistake, but said that “regret” might be too strong a term to describe how he was feeling.

“Maybe in this case, I should have done something differently,” Gansler said at a press conference. I “probably should have” tried to “investigate whether there was drinking going on, and then taken action on that.”

Gansler told reporters that he only spent a few minutes at the June 2012 party, where “there may have been some college students or others drinking beer.” Gansler was forced to address the controversy after the Baltimore Sun published a story about his presence at the party, including a photograph of him in the crowd.

He went there, Gansler said, in order to tell his 19-year old son about what time their family would be leaving the beach the next morning, CNN’s Brian Todd reports.

Gansler’s son was in South Bethany, Delaware, according to the attorney general, for “beach week” – a celebratory week after high school graduation where students rent beach houses.

Gansler may have apologized, but is his apology accepted?

CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and CNN Political Analyst John Avlon weigh in. (SEE VIDEO BELOW)

“The initial take is at least legally he would be responsible for the underage drinking. There are social host laws all over the country. My understanding if it's true that he rented this house along with other children, means that he's responsible for providing alcohol to underage kids and the law holds him responsible,” Hostin says.

“Here's the problem: you got a guy who’s attorney general of the state, running for governor ending up in the middle of a party out of an '80s sexteen comedy…That is not a good place place for an attorney general to be folks,” Avlon says.

“Now he has to con front that. He was facing an uphill fight for governor anyway. This ain't gonna help.”


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