Former President George W. Bush says he thinks his brother Jeb would make a great president in 2016. The former president spoke to CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview that aired Thursday night.
"You know, I hope Jeb runs," he told Tapper. "I think he would be a great president."
The Florida governor is seen by many in the GOP as the party's strongest general election candidate.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is in the spotlight again after reports of a new video allegedly showing the mayor smoking crack cocaine surfaced. The Toronto Globe and Mail says the video was shot this past Saturday in Ford's sister's apartment, but they can't verify that the substance was, in fact, crack. Ford's lawyer says he will seek treatment for alcohol abuse.
The families of the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 are learning more about the plane's disappearance. A preliminary report shows that the plane was missing for 17 minutes before officials noticed the plane had gone "off-radar," and an official rescue operation was not activated for 4 hours. The plane disappeared in March with more than 200 people on board.
An explosion that rocked a Florida County Jail sent 184 inmates and workers to the hospital. Officials say two inmates died; all others are accounted for. Officials say parts of the jail had been flooded from the recent rains, but they don't know if the damage contributed to the explosion.
In coastal Florida, residents are struggling with the aftermath of what's being called the worst flooding in a generation. Over 20 inches of rain covered Pensacola during the 2-day storm. Streets are ripped up, bridges washed away and homes that quickly filled with water are being emptied of their water-logged furniture. Pensacola's mayor estimates the storm caused at least $100 million in damages.