Wednesday June 5, 2013 Happening Now - Maxim Model Murder Trial Mess

Attorney General Eric Holder will be appearing this morning at an event to honor slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The AG is under growing pressure over the handling of several big scandals. Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee set a deadline of today for Holder to answer questions about his testimony back on May 15th. It is not yet clear when and how Holder will respond, though government officials say he will.

The House Armed Services Committee will be busy today marking up the defense authorization bill for 2014. Among the issues that will likely come up are closing Guantanamo Bay and the growing problem of sex assaults in the U.S. military.

There is also a hearing today on Iran. It begins at 11am and we should look for sound.

A U.S. Marine reservist who disappeared along with his father and uncle may have stumbled into a land dispute according to family members. The FBI is asking for help and will join us to discuss the disturbing case.

The FBI has raided the offices of a California state lawmaker, and the offices of the state's Latino caucus. It is not clear what they are after, but we'll keep an eye on this developing story.

Quite a turn of events in the Maxim model murder trial. In one word, a mess! The jury said not guilty on both counts. We'll ask our legal panel to explain what happened.

President Obama welcomes the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens to the White House today at 12:10. We can show a few moments.

Good news out of Southern California where that wildfire that's burned six homes is now 65% contained.

More rain not such good news along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers where flooding is already a problem. Some towns may be forced to evacuate.

The Associated Press today reporting on sagging morale at some of the nation's most sensitive sites - nuclear weapon bases. Leadership issues being raised.

Catherine Herridge reporting on a disturbing new report on Syria obtained by Fox News in advance of its release. It suggests a majority of "foreign fighters," who are being killed in Syria are with the most hard-line and Al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra. Our guest Barak Barfi has written extensively on the problem of the radicalization of the Syrian rebels and what it might mean to the U.S.

A proposed re-write of the nation's education law could include protections for gay and lesbian students.

New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg will be eulogized at a funeral service at 11:30am. The long-serving New Jersey senator died Monday at the age of 89.

ESPN and AP are reporting as many as 18 suspensions to be handed down in Major League Baseball today.. with several star players including A-Rod, Ryan Braun and Melky Cabrera allegedly implicated.

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