It’s a policy that’s been on the books in Buffalo, New York, for nearly 40 years: Free plastic surgery for teachers. You read correctly. Last year, taxpayers spent $6 million for teachers to nip and tuck. The kicker? The school district is about $42 million in the hole. On CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Anderson and Gary Tuchman look at efforts to do away with the puzzling policy.
On Sunday, she was tumbling down a mountainside in Washington state, caught in an avalanche that killed three of her fellow skiers. Elyse Saugstad lived to tell about it, thanks to a device she was wearing that looks like a backpack, known as an avalanche airbag. On CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront,” American Avalanche Association president Dale Atkins describes the product that saved her life.
A scandal playing out in Arizona involves a sheriff with a bright political future, his ex-boyfriend, abuse of power allegations and the presidential race. Sheriff Paul Babeu resigned as Mitt Romney’s Arizona campaign co-chair amid allegations from his former lover that Babeu threatened to deport him if he made their relationship public. “He wanted to harm me,” Babeu tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as he defends himself against the claims on “The Situation Room.”