Today's Situation Room:

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

October 23rd, 2013
07:37 PM ET

Classmate: He acted normal

A classmate of a teen who is accused of killing his teacher talks to Wolf Blitzer about her interactions with him.


Filed under: Law Enforcement • Massachusetts
October 4th, 2013
07:36 PM ET

Use of force justified in DC car chase?

A driver has a confrontation at the White House and speeds away towards Capitol Hill. Police pursue, and in the chaos that follows, they shoot and kill the woman behind the wheel, Miriam Carey. Today, many are asking, "Were their actions justified?" CNN's Brian Todd investigates.

August 29th, 2013
07:51 PM ET

Gupta: Feds didn't address everything

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reacts to the Justice Department's announcement that it won't block laws that have legalized marijuana in states like Washington and Colorado.


Filed under: Law Enforcement • marijuana • Sanjay Gupta
August 22nd, 2013
07:44 AM ET

Australia shocked, outraged by "boredom" killing

Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Michael Vincent explains his country's reaction to the murder of Chris Lane.


Filed under: Australia • Guns • Law Enforcement
August 20th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Police chief: Some of teens have records

Three teens in Duncan, Oklahoma, face charges in the death of an Australian college baseball player. The small town's chief of police tells CNN's Jake Tapper about the teens' prior records and other details from the crime.


Filed under: Crime • Jake Tapper • Law Enforcement
August 14th, 2013
07:38 PM ET

Hostage, gunman dead in bank standoff

It was a story that broke in The Situation Room last night: An armed gunman takes three hostages at a bank in St. Joseph, Louisiana. Now, one hostage is dead, and the suspect has been killed by police. CNN's George Howell updates us on the story, digging into who the suspect was and what motivated his alleged crime.


Filed under: George Howell • Law Enforcement
August 13th, 2013
07:27 PM ET

Gunman takes hostages in Louisiana bank

Wolf Blitzer speaks with the Homeland Security spokeswoman for Tensas Parish, Louisiana, after a gunman takes three employees hostage inside a bank in St. Joseph.


Filed under: homeland security • Law Enforcement
August 13th, 2013
12:19 PM ET

A drug sentence plan with bipartisan support

Attorney General Eric Holder unveils a new plan to end mandatory minimum sentencing for low-level drug crimes, with broad support from the ACLU to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT).

August 13th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

NYPD stop-and-frisk policy ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge says the NYPD's stop-and-frisk policy is unconstitutional, but New York leaders say it has reduced crime. CNN's Nick Paton Walsh reports on the debate surrounding the controversial program.