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their diversity effort. they will only tell us that in the last year they've increased by 25% the number of officers pro fi proficient in a language other than english. barbara starr, cnn, washington. if you want to check out the runners up, i'll have links on my facebook page. cnn continues with randi kaye who is in los angeles. >> we begin with breaking news from washington. the obama administration has just announced new sanctions from bashar al assad. the move is aimed at increasing pressure on assad to end violence against civilians. since march, anti-government protesters have taken to the streets demanding government reforms. the united nations says the government crackdown has killed
as many as 850 people. we will have much more on this in 20 minutes from our senior white house correspondent ed henry. now, i want to show you an x ray like none you have never seen before. take a good look at this. these are people crammed into a tractor-trailer in mexico. they shouldn't have been in the trailer nor in mexico, nor in the united states. where this rig and another like it were allegedly headed. they were stopped yesterday in the southern state of chiapas. 530 migrants who authorities paid $7,000 each to make a journey that is not just illegal but dangerous. in the words of national migration institute, inhuman. and where were they coming from? this, too, will surprise you as well. they came not just from central america but china, nep pal, india, and japan. rafael romo is joining me live from atlanta. first off, rafael, japan? we're not used to hearing about illegal immigrants from asia.
>> reporter: that's right, randi. it used to be that you would find people with $50 in their pockets to make the trek north to cross illegal into the united states. but we're seeing people from all over the world traveling to mexico trying to get eventually to the united states and, for example, i was taking a look at the numbers of people from different countries. most of these immigrants, randi, come from central america. 410 of them from guatemala but then you take a look at the numbers from other court trees and, for example, 12 of those people came from india, one from japan, one from china. we've talking about six from nepal. we're talking about a criminal trans national organization that has a global network reaching across the globe to people in asia and other parts of the world. that's what you have. you have 500 people and all
arrested at the same time in two semitrucks in mexico. >> so these rigs got caught but i'm just curious, how many trucks like these get through for every one that gets caught. >> well, the reality is that only a portion of the my grants coming through mexico to the united states ever gets caught. according to the national migration institute, 25,000 people were arrested in mexico last year from other countries which means that potentially you can multiply that number and it's impossible to know how many people are trying to do this. the reality is that the figures tend to be very, very high. >> i want to take another look at this x-ray because, quite frankly, it's stunning. we were all just amazed by this. those are people crotched down, some standing. packed into these rigs. are trucks in border hot spots commonly x-rayed like this for
human cargo? >> necklace this area of mexico, randi, you're talking about a border with guatemala. this has been in the last few years a transit point for people trying to get to the united states. again, not only from central america but from all over the world. what you are seeing is mexican authorities bringing x-ray equipment and more personnel to try to stop that. but there are just so many and it happened so frequently on may 10th there was a similar case. 183 migrants were detained under very similar conditions, randi. >> i don't want to put you on the spot, but look at this x-ray one more time with me. there are these arrows, those red marks that look like arrows, at least. do you have any idea what those would be used for or pointing to? >> it seems to me that it's
portions of the truck and at the time they might have been looking for drugs, not only immigrants because you have to remember these are very powerful smuggling organizations and in the same way that you see here, 500 migrants, last year in the month of august, there were 72 found dead near the border. and so it can be a situation where you have not only people trying to gl across the border illegally but also people trying to smuggle drugs. >> it's fascinating the technology used to find these people. thank you so much for bringing us this story. appreciate it. the hugely swollen mississippi river is cresting as we speak and both of those cities far above flood stage. it will crest through the weekend at cities in between. but not getting higher is not
the same as going down and getting back anywhere near normal levels. it will take many weeks. as if people here haven't suffered enough, the state of louisiana has issued a snake advisory. yuck. the floods are flushing out all kinds of wildlife, including snakes, three types of which are poisonous. the best advice, definitely wear some boots. i hope you are listening, martin savidge. what is happening there in vicksburg where you are? >> reporter: they are anxiously awaiting that crest. it's expected to come mid-morning tomorrow. but it continues to lay siege to a number of neighborhoods. we're in the latest one here. this is located in south vicksburg and it just continues to encroach upon these neighborhoods, especially areas where people thought they they would be all right. the homes are raised and you can
see that they are right at floor level when it comes to the water and unfortunately it probably has another five, six inches to go. those homes are probably not going to make it. however, if you look out, some of the homes are in better shape than others. there is one in the distance. whal is interesting is that maybe you can make that out by the front door, they have a boat that they pulled themselves to shore. talk about a daily commute. this is different for the community here. they continue to be aware that this water is still rising. they hope it's not going to go too much farther. quite frankly, tomorrow is going to be a day. as you point out here, it's not just the crest. it is for many weeks after this that you're going to have this kind of water in these homes and stressing the levees and that is the real concern. randi? >> how are the levees and flood walls doing? are they holding up? they need to stand up for a long
time, no crest or a crest, right? >> reporter: right. in the old part much vicksburg, there is a makeshift dyke that they had to create. this is really a dynamic piece of engineering. but it's going through a tremendous strain. it's taking all of the water coming down basically from half of the contiguous united states headed to vicksburg right now, a lot of pressure and treft. it's leaking like a siv and they are trying to keep the water out of there. so farther succeeding but if you look and imagine the strain that that wall is under, it's unnerving to stand there for too long of a time, randi. >> it is unnerving. martin savidge, thank you. arnold schwarzenegger's shocking secret sun raf velg even more today. the scandal inside the
schwarzenegger house. the details, drama, and deception are, quite frankly, stunning. the child that schwarzenegger fathered with a woman was 14 and it's a boy. there are various reports that the boy looks strikingly like schwarzenegger. we'll talk about more of those details in just a moment. while the scandal continues to unfold, maria shriver is proving that she is no shrinking violet. she made a special appearance in chicago for her good friend oprah winfrey. she took the stage as part of the last show taping. she smiled, looked happy, but did not talk to the media backstage what about the schwarzenegger kids? they are reeling from the fact that their father led a separate life. their son patrick posted this tweet but only after he changed his last name on his twitter
account to shriver. some days you feel like and some days you want to quit and be normal for a bit but i love my family till death do us part. and their 21-year-old sister said this is definitely not easy as i begin to heal and move forward in life, i will always love my family, she wrote. but there is more, of course. much more about the housekeeper, her illicit affair with the actor and their son. harvey levin has found something out. that is next. of course, we also want to hear from you about this. what do you think about this whole affair? join the conversation on our blog, cnn.com/ali and post on either ali's or my facebook page. twitter us and send us your thoughts. network all across ame. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience.
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we are learning more about arnold schwarzenegger and his secret life. a 14-year-old boy said to strongly resemble schwarzenegger. all of the clues were under their noses, apparently. we're learning much more about them. let's get to harvey levin who joins us to talk about this. new details since we spoke yesterday. there are pictures of this housekeeper and this son fathered by schwarzenegger. you have seen them. i'm curious what your
impressions are. what does he look like? >> well, we have it up on the website, randi, and it is stunning. we didn't put the full face of the boy up but i'm telling you, he is just a spitting image of arnold schwarzenegger. the lips and the teeth are just really a ringer. and it's funny, now he's got kind of that conan-type look. he's actually 13 now and we got the birth certificate and this boy was born one week apart from maria and arnold's son christopher. they were indeed pregnant nan at the same time, birth separated by one week. arnold is not listed as the father. her husband is listed. but we know that she has protected arnold in this from the beginning. >> do we know when arnold actually found out that she was pregnant or had his son? >> we're told he had no idea during her pregnancy, that she
told him when he was a toddler. the boy, like i said, is 13 now. he has taken care of her ever since and the boy and the way it was put to us, generously. i know that there is something out there that she threatened him. we're told that's not the case. that this woman, as a matter of fact, when tmz and the la times got on to this story about a week and a half ago, that the woman told the times absolutely not, not my child, not arnold's child. so she's been trying to protect him ever since he started supporting her. >> harvey, i'm really curious about who actually started this. do you have any indication as to who was pursing who with this affair? was she after him? was he after her? and when exactly did they get together? because she didn't even sleep at the house overnight, as i understand it. >> all good questions, randi. the information that we have,
what she has told, you know, people in her world, is that she pursued him and aggressively pursued him. and that what happened was, in the morning when maria would take the kids to school or what not, that's when they would get together and had unprotected sex. this is what she was telling her friends as well. but it happened in the house, at least this is what she told her friends, in the house. and as a matter of fact, they had a baby shower and so much of this -- we have pictures of the baby shower up. >> they had a baby shower for her? >> she had a baby shower and some of arnold's staff showed up at the baby shower and arnold and maria gave her lots of pregnant nants when she was pregnant. so it is all kind of intertwined. >> yikes. that just sounds ugly. how much interaction do you know that shriver had and her children have with the
housekeeper and this child? >> you've got to understand, i mean, this is a house and it doesn't matter that it's a big house. it's a house. she was the person who cooked, she cleaned. i mean, she had a cook but she did laundry and was all over the house and there for decades. she interacted with everybody. there is more that we haven't put on the website yet. i'm kind of -- a couple of interesting stories that we will put up but she was all over this. and everybody knew everybody in the house. so this was not somebody who -- >> and she's retired now? >> retired now, living in bakersfield and i want to say a four-bedroom house with a spool. it's a nice house that she's living in with three other kids. but i'll tell you, the one that we're talking about, this boy who is very athletic, does charity work, everybody thinks that he's a great kid, he really
looks like arnold schwarzenegger. >> wow. well, i'm sure lot of folks will be checking out our website and your website and seeing exactly what news you can bring us later today as you continue to dig into it. harvey levin, appreciate your time and story as well. how about catered food around the clock? sounds good, right? you don't have to be a powerful executive to get these perks. in fact, you don't even need to be a college grad. we tell you more in two minutes so don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] in 2011, at&t is at work, building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible.
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the job market is still tough in many places. really rough. in one town you can write your own career ticket if you have the right skills. dan simon is joining me now. where did you find this great place and tell us how we can get there, too. >> reporter: well, it's called silicon valley, randi. the hiring frenzy that we have seen, we have not seen since the internet bubble in the 1990s. for ross, he's used to standing out because of his unusual name
but really sets this stanford student apart are the innovative websites that he's built, like youtube instant. >> you start typing a few words, i predict what you're look for and i play a video that i think you'll like. >> reporter: other companies are already knocking on his door and he's only a junior. choosing a suitor when the time comes will be difficult. >> all of the companies in this area are trying to compete to be the best place to work. they have land dree services and say, land dree is something that will take you an hour to do every week. we'll do it for you. >> reporter: companies are offering freep around the clock food because the competition for talent is fierce. stanford students generally don't have problems finding employment but this year's crop of computer sciences have it especially good. silicon valley is in the midst of a hiring boom. chief operating officer for a
start-up called square, a company that turns smartphones into credit card swipers. >> it's more competitive and we're recruiting talented people and engineers and designers. >>. >> reporter: so that means that the fine details are important. another start-up called color likes to show off its basement. >> reporter: it's a loose atmosphere, a ping-pong table, a place to sit down. they have kicked it up a notch because in this room you actually have tents and sleeping bags for all of those restless engineers burning the midnight oil. >> because that's what it is all about. it's about work hard and playing hard. that's what people are trying to do. >> reporter: feross, intern for the social networking site last year. he feels blessed to be entering a job market where his skills are coveted. translation, he can write his own ticket. >> if you have an idea for a company, you can get funding for it. if you are looking for an
internship, there are tons of companies hiring. you can get an interview anywhere and just have a really good shot at getting a job. >> reporter: starting salary, 80 to $100,000 a year. that's what it means to have the skills in a hot silicon valley job market. well, with all of these new start ups coming online, combined with the infusion of new capital, there's chatter about whether we are seeing another bubble like we saw in the 1990s and whether that will burst. as we said before, it is a modern day gold rush. if you have the skills, you can really do a lot of things here in this area. randi? >> dan, if you could, before we let you go, explain the key factors driving this growth. >> reporter: there are three categories, randi. you're talking about social media, facebook and twitter, and anything to do with mobile and
the latest industry term cloud computing. that is what is driving that growth. those three categories. but it's really for the highly skilled workers here. 40% of the open positions in silicon valley, about 130,000 open positions are for software engineers. randi? >> thank you very much, dan simon, with a very interesting story. thank you. time right now, 24 minutes past the hour and it's time to update our top stories. more details emerging since california governor arnold schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child with a household staffer. the new york sometimes reports that the child is a boy. he's about 14 years old. the paper also says that the mother was working in the home while she was pregnant at the same time schwarzenegger's wife, maria shriver, was pregnant with the couple's youngest child. the mississippi river is heading for an historic crest. it's expected to peak at least a foot above the 1927 record and in louisiana the governor expects the record flood levels
to last more than a month. a snake advisory has also been issued in this state. four journalists captured by the libyan military who were originally ordered to be jailed for one year have been released, according to a libyan government spokesman. james foley of global post and spanish photographer and nigel of the united kingdom. president obama gives a major speech tomorrow about the middle east. ed henry is behind the scenes getting details of the speech and he's going to break it all down for us after the break. there he is. talk to you in a minute, ed. [ female announcer ] every morning, all across america,
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of this administration not speaking out strongly enough about these government crackdowns against peaceful protesters. i think they are trying to not just target president assad with these sanctions but with stuffed up rhetoric. one senior official said, the president believes it is now time to start transitioning to a democratic process in syria. that's a speech for we want assad to go. you can see the administration going out and with these sanctions and with the talk as well and targeting them directly at president assad himself. >> he had etd, let's get back to the speech that he's going to make tomorrow regarding the middle east. who is this speech written for, as you can tell?
>> reporter: good question. a lot of people have assumed that the peach speech is a speech to the muslim world that was directed at the muslim world. the white house has said, look, this is not just about the muslim world. this is the entire world that the president is trying to speak to. what does he want to say? he wants to talk about what is the u.s. approach now and moving forward after we've seen all of this transition in the mid-east as well as northern africa. will we see military action as well and gadhafi still in power and that's been a struggle and a frustration for this administration and u.s. allies. there's been a question about how much account u.s. help and how can the u.s. help for some of these court trees transitioning to democracy? and that's something that the president is going to talk a lot about tomorrow. >> so do you expect that peace in the middle east will be the main topic in the speech?
>> reporter: i don't think it will. a lot of people are making an assumption. they want to be clear that the president is going to certainly talk about bringing israelis together in the context of all of the turn over and ask the president in a news conference a couple months ago about whether is he more bullish for the spos spekt of mid-east peace. he said in fact that he is because they will try to bring everyone together. they also talked about the democracy and as you can see, a lot of other signs that peace is far away in the mid-east. i don't think that they want to raise expectations that they are going to solve this crisis with one speech tomorrow. it will be a part of it but not a huge part.
>> all right. ed henry, as always, thank you. >> thank you. you can see the president's mid-east policy speech live right here on cnn. coverage begins at 11:30 a.m. eastern time. normally fans come out to meat their favorite author but this man had something else in mind for republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. we'll show it to you. r own combn of two of our most tempting selections from favorites to new creations for just $11.99 during the festival of shrimp. ending soon at red lobster.
slapped sanctions on president assad. it's the first time that the u.s. has targeted the syrian leader for actions of his security forces. this move will freeze any assets that other officials have in the u.s. and make it illegal for americans to do business with them since march anti-government protesters have demanded government reforms. the united nation says the government crack down has killed as many as 850 people. >> mexican authorities have detained more than 550 illegal immigrants. x-ray equipment spotted them inside the semitrucks at checkpoint. you can see that where they were captured near the guatemala border. they each paid $7,000 in hopes of reaching the united states. they had been traveling in inhumane conditions.
former california governor arnold schwarzenegger is reportedly trying to repair his relationship with his family after fathering a child by another woman. schwarzenegger has apologized to his wife of 25 years, maria shriver, and their four children ranking in age from 13 to 25. schwarzenegger disclosed this week that he fathered a child with a household keeper. they have since separated. republican presidential candidate newt gingrich probably never saw this one coming. >> stop dividing our country. >> he dumped a box of glitter on gingrich at a book signing in minneapolis to protest his stance on gay marriage.
we do not know who shot the video but it was posted on what appears to be a liberal blog. by the way, that same guy who dumped a $2,000 penny tip on a candidate last year. after a two-year delay, an online auction begins for unibomber ted ka zin ski. all proceeds will compensate some of his victims. they are owed $15 million in court-orderedress institution. he's serving a life sentence at colorado's super max federal prison for killing three people and wounding 20 others in a string of bombings.
it has been four months since gabrielle giffords was shot in the head by a protester. >> reporter: when gab gee giffords was shot in the head, she defied death. she can walk. that's her at the top of the stairs and talk and even travel in an airplane to watch her husband, mark kelly, take off in the space shuttle endeavor. and now four months after the shooting, an effort to make her whole again. after the shooting, doctors in arizona cut a hole in her skull
like this one to give her brain space to swell. now the swelling is gone and her skull can be repaired. in a cnn exclusive, i sat down with her surgeon who will be performing the surgeon at the university of texas. >> is this a big step in someone's recovery? >> it is. >> reporter: the doctor will implant a special piece of bone made for giffords. >> it fits in perfectly. >> reporter: so this is holding the implant and real skull together? >> that's right. it really is a significant step. more than just getting the bone back, it's a marker for where we are. >> reporter: dr. kim told me that patients often need another procedure, this one to get rid of a build-up of fluid in the brain. he inserts a drain. patients where this internal
drain called a shunt forever. so people walk around with this all their life? >> yes, very small elastic tubing and some patients can forget that they have it. >> reporter: it's the end of one stage and the beginning of the next. trying to get back to the life that she once knew. >> and elizabeth cohen joins me live from atlanta. this is so fascinating to see this process move forward. do we know exactly when this might happen? >> randi, we don't know exactly when but we know that her spokes people have talked about wanting to do this in relatively the next future. it's the next step in her recovery. once it is done, she can start the process of getting out of rehab. >> and when we talk about her missing a part of this -- a very large piece of her skull, some people wonder how she got around without this. >> for months, she like many other patients get around by
wearing a helmet. they wear a helmet like this one when they are out of bed, when they are doing physical therapy, when they are walking or whatever and that protects the skull. that protects this piece of exposed -- where that piece was taken away and once she gets that piece back in, she will not have to wear that helmet anymore. it's a big step for patients to be able to take that helmet off and walk around just like they were before. >> i'm sure that will be a very big important day for her. elizabeth cohen, thank you for the update. appreciate it. a new chief for the terror group that carried out the attacks and why he's served as the al qaeda caretaker leader, as they are saying, coming up next.
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some breaking news to tell you about. at i ledged victim in the dominique strauss-kahn case is scheduled to testify before a new york grand jury. we heard from her lawyer yesterday. she's apparently having a very difficult time with this. dealing with this. many in france are still calling this a lynching, some even
suggesting that dominique strauss-kahn may have been set up since he was a possible candidate in france. we'll keep you posted on the very latest with the grand jury testimony in that sexual assault case by the alleged victim. i want to get to the pentagon where defense secretary robert gates is talking about the raid that killed osama bin laden and whether pakistan knew more than what they let on. they say that there is no evidence that the most wanted terrorist was living on pakistani soil. >> i think it would be a really significant negative outcome in the relationship got broken and some, from my perspective, that investment brought us to this position which i think we need
to leverage to sustain the relationship, not just at my level or with the military but, quite frankly, between the two countries. >> do you believe when -- >> i've seen no evidence after -- since the bin laden raid that indicates that the top leadership that knew bin laden was there. >> i would echo exactly what the chairman said. i've seen no evidence at all that the senior leadership knew. in fanct, i've seen some evidene to the contrary. and we have no evidence yet with respect to anybody else. my supposition is, somebody knew. >> well t. didn't take long. al qaeda has named a former egyptian special forces officer as its inner leader. saif al adel has taken over, it's apparently an interim
appointment. the reason could indicate a split among the various al qaeda fashions. dan, first tell us what you know about saif al adel. >> he's a former egyptian army officer who is a career terrorist. he joined al qaeda in the very early days, in the late 1980s. he fought in somalia and afghanistan. he's being kind of the chief of staff, the chief of the military council of al qaeda and now we're being told -- actually, not by al qaeda itself but by a source here in london , a forme libyan, that he's hearing the is la mist grapevine that he has taken over in a caretaker capacity in the interim while they look to try and replace bin laden. now, that may be that it's czar
haur ree but we're being told that it's an interim lieder and he's got good knowledge of the network of the operational side. not so much on the ideological side. >> yeah, that's what i was going to ask you. why name a caretaker and i'm curious about what type of impact this may have. because for a long time a lot of people assumed that he would be the next guy. >> they have not named anyone themselves often the websites or put out a video statement. we're being told that it's because that is a sign of al power vacuum that they are in crisis, that they are concerned about the intelligence that the u.s. has gleamed from where al qaeda was hiding out, that they are constantly being attacked
with drones. that it's difficult for them to meet and communicate. they are worried that flare whole communication has been compromised, basically. >> all right. dan rivers, thank you. appreciate it. we want to you take a look at this video. cars that drive themselves actually, we don't video, i'm being told. we'll take a quick break and have more news for you right after this. ♪ ooh-oo, child, things will get brighter ♪ ♪ ♪ someday, yeah [ male announcer ] wherever you are, whatever it takes, like a good neighbor, state farm is there. ♪
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proud of me and my achivements. when i was in high school, i wasn't working on the next cure for cancer. how about you. >> these teens have won in the 2011 science & engineering fair last week. take a look at this video from intel the moment they heard their names called. look at them. they beat out more than 1,500 young scientists from 65 countries to win this. they're joining me now. wow. so impressive. >> thank you. >> tell me, first, blake, if you would, about your work. you basically fried cancer cells. >> right. we wanted to do something that would ablue everywhere in the world to help cancer patients. the idea was to help everyone all over the world including people in third world countries. we found a radiation drug that's more effective. >> matthew, is it safer, what you've come up with?
>> yes, definitely. >> it only focuses on the tumor cells rather than around the surrounding cells. it's much more focussed. >> was there something personal in your lives that inspired you, blake? >> unfortunately there was. my mom's mother passed away due to cancer. even recently we had a friend of a boy scout troop pass away because of cancer. all of that makes you want to work even harder. and that's exactly what we did. >> where do you expect this to go? what's the next step in your research? >> right now we're applying for a provisional patent. contacting attorneys. and also contacting a research lab. try to take it to the next level, do it in vivo, in mice. >> i love that. i love that you guys won. i love that when you missed out on fourth place, you thought you were finished, this was going to
be the end of you. i'm sure there were a lot of other talented kids there. >> i want to say almost every project i met, i wanted to take time to speak with. >> did one stand out? >> yes. there was a russian physicist who flew in and he had study a new theory how dominos worked together. >> that was cool. >> what's next? college. >> i'm going to university of illinois, urbana, champaign, illinois. >> what's next. >> i'm study computer engineering because that's really my passion. >> how about you, blake? >> washington university hopefully on a bi-med track. >> it's so cool to see young kids working on new meds. good work, you guys. >> thank you. >> thanks for coming in. >> thank you so much.
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in one of the world's newest cities, people are traveling in cars that actually drive themselves. gary tuchman takes us for a ride to tej of discovery. >> reporter: near abu dhabi in a city where no gasoline-powered cars are allowed, there is a new way to commute. >> it's the first type of technology of personal transport, it's like a taxi on demand that takes you from one destination to another with the click of a button. >> reporter: it's called the personal transportation. trp. the city of masdar worked with
engineers on a system, one without rails. >> we used virtual routes. once a passenger comes in and pushes the destination, the vehicle starts programming the routes. >> reporter: magnets embedded in the roads keep the prts on course. >> we add little magnets to the infrastructure as reference points but the vehicles themselves have brains of their own. >> reporter: it knows if a pedestrian crosses its path. >> if one gets in front of the vehicle, the vehicle will first slow down and eventually stop. >> reporter: all that's left for a passenger to do is enjoy the ride. gary tuchman, cnn. we begin this hour with a stunning new report on the sex abuse scandal in the catholic church and who or what is to blame. a five-year study by researchers at jon jay college in north fines the turmoil from the '60s and '70s is to blame for abuse
of the children, not homosexuality or the all-male priesthood. they commissioned the nearly $2 million study. i'm joined now by the communications director for the archdiocese of miami. mary, thanks for coming on the show today to talk about this. some critics argue the blame woodstock explanation is an attempt to shift responsibility from church leaders. what's your take? >> well, i think we need to look at this in the big picture. you know, clearly the bishops of the united states responded very strongly back in 2002 when this whole thing erupted, and i think what we're seeing today with this report is a continuation of the bishop's commitment to their promise back in dallas in 2002 when they crafted and drafted the charter, which was we promise to keep our children safe and this will never happen in the church again. now, we can take a look at the report and say this and that.
many of these points have been made over the years already, and i know, you know, the catholic church has taken its many, many hits about the homosexuality issue as well as the celibacy issue, and i think clearly not only this document but certainly the medical field will tell you that because one is gay does not make them a pedophile, does not make them a child abuser, and so we will continue to keep our promise about protecting god's children. this gives us some critical points to also continue to lead with in discussion, and that's what this is. what did we learn. like any other crisis, any corporation that's been through a crisis, what did we learn from this. >> let me ask you. will this really change things because some are already saying the report doesn't include recommendations for far-reaching reforms. >> well, i think then that's not accurate because what i'm saying is we have 195 dioceses in this
country, and from that charter in dallas in 2002 came many elements of proactive work by ever individual diocese or archdiocese to work toward keeping their promise, that is, keeping the children safe. the proactive part is the national background checks, the training of parents, adults, and clergy. clergy was also included as well. we're also training our children, you know, how to be kept safe, not just in school or on the church property but in day-to-day lives. you can't pick up a newspaper today and see where some abuse has gone on. we feel we are taking the role to keep our children safe, and anybody who's willing to move forward with us and be committed to that because as we all learned many, many years ago, it does take a vlk to keep our children safe which the reason we train our adults and volunteers. >> right, right. >> i think what this study does for us and the most important part for me is does this help us
move away from the crisis symbol that we have. and i think it does. you know, it shows the commitment. we will never moving forward to protect our children and it just shows the continued commit of the united states catholic conference and every archdiocese here. >> okay. mary ross agosta, appreciate your feeling on that. thank you for coming on. >> thank you, randi. now, i want to show you an x-ray, none like you've ever seen before mg these are people crammed into a tractor-trailer in mexico. they shouldn't have been in the tractor nor in mexico or in the united states where this rig was allegedly headed. they were stopped yesterday in the southern state of chiapas near the mexico border, 513 migrants who paid $7,000 each. it's inhumane.
and where were these people coming from? well, this, too is going to surprise you, i'm sure. they came from not just central america but china, nepal, india, and even japan. we're joined from atlanta. raffaele, i hear the world japan, coming from japan. we're not used to hearing that. >> from all over the world and this is not the first time. we're seeing more an more immigrants coming from all over the world with the purpose of trying to cross illegally into the united states. and what you're dealing with here are international criminal organizations that smuggle people from all over the world as we heard before. some people paid as much as $7,000. and the fact that they come from so far away tells you that this is a network that reaches across the world to asia and other continents. and one of the things that i was taking a look at, randi, that caught my attention is that 273
people were in one of these trucks 240 in the other. they were traveling in conditions that are worse than normally cattle are shipped around the country. it was just an incredible sight for the first officers who arrived at the scene in the mexican state of chiapas. >> i'm wondering, rafael. maybe you know. how many get through for the ones that get caught? >> that's a good question and hard to determine. what's been happening in that part of the country is mexican officials have increased the presence of military and police and have made stops before earlier this month on may 10. they stopped 183 migrants in similar conditions. they all came from places like el salvador, ecuador, also immigrants from nepal, india,
sri lanka, countries that are very, very far away from mexico, randi. >> rafael romo. what an incredible x-ray. thanks for bringing that. greenville, mississippi, baton rouge, louisiana, i wish i could say the worst of the flooding is over, but at least the water isn't getting any higher. the swollen mississippi river is cresting as we speak in both of those cities far above flood stage and it will crest over the weekend and in cities in between. not getting higher isn't the same as going down. it will take many, many weeks. that's many weeks of continues stress and strain on levees and flood walls. but those aren't the only source of protection. pumps can mean the different between disaster and mere dampness. so why doesn't south mississippi have any? cnn's rob marciano tried to find out. >> we have about 300,000 acres under water today in the yazoo backwater area.
if we had a pump in place, we would still have about 200,000 under water but that would include moseley trees. >> reporter: the plan was to build the world's largest hi hydraulic pump. peter says it's been approved since 1941, but still no pump. >> everybody's got it. absolutely i think we deserve our pumping plant. >> the pump moves water from one area to the next. here in louisiana there are lots of pumping stations. the modern-day epa was not happy to have another one built. >> the wetlands and floodplains are the first line of defense, and so this massive project that would have harmed or destroyed 67,000 acres of wetlands was vetoed by the usepa.
>> they claim over 600,000 erics would be reforested. >> we figured let's make it good for the economics. what you came out with at the end was a project that was good for the environment the economics. it was a win/win for everyone and everybody. >> reporter: critics say the only winners would be the farmers whose land would be drained. the environmentalists say the others wouldn't been. >> this is a flyaway for the north -- for the continent. there's just too much at stake to build the world's largest pump system. >> reporter: the water continues to rise at the con cluns near the mississippi at the rivers there. it's close to overtopping. if it fails, much more than farmland would flood. >> it would flood 4,000 homes. towns would be completely under water. >> the cost of the mississippi
delta pumping system if one were approved is estimated at $220 million. new explosive details about the scandal surrounding arnold schwarzenegger, his housekeeper and their son. it's reported that the child he fathered with the housekeeper is a boy. we spoke with harvey levin who got ahold of the boy's birth certificate and we know now from that he's actually 13 years old. his mother was working in the house, pregnant at the same time maria shriver was pregnant with their youngest child. in fact, shriver and the housekeeper gave birth a week apart and his son reportedly looked like the governor. we'll have more in our interview are are harvey levin in just one minute but while the scan zal unfolds, maria shriver is proving she's no shrinking violet. she made a special appearance in
chicago as part of oprah's last taping. she smiled and looked happy but did not talk with any of the media. what about the schwarzenegger kids? their 17-year-old son patrick changed his name on his twitter account as shriver. he posted this. some days you feel like expletive, some day use want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us part. their daughter katherine rights this is definitely not easy but i appreciate your love and support as i begin to heal and move far in life. i will always love my family. there is more, much more shocking new details about the shocking housekeeper, her illicit affair and their son. you don't want to miss what harvey levin revealed to us. we'll have all of that for you next. change the way we're thinking about them. a couple decades ago, we didn't even realize just how much natural gas was trapped in rocks thousands of feet below us. technology has made it possible to safely unlock
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arnold schwarzenegger's stunning secret is unraveling even more. the housekeeper reported to be pregnant at the same time. a teen boy strongly resembling schwarzenegger and his other children. we spoke with tmz's executive producer harvey levin who revealed new details that just may shock you. harvey, new details since we spoke yesterday. there are pictures of this housekeeper and the son fathered by schwarzenegger with her. you've seen them. i'm curious what your impressions are. what does he look like?
>> well, we have it up on the website, randi. it is stunning. we didn't put the full face of the boy up, but i'm telling you he is just a spitting image of arnold schwarzenegger, the lips and the teeth are just really a ringer. and you know, it's funny. now he's got that kind of con conan--type look. he's actually 13. we've got the birth certificate. this boy was born one week apart from maria and arnold's son christopher. so they were indeed pregnant at is the same time, birth separated by one week. arnold was not listed as the father. her husband was listed. we know she has protected arnold from this from the beginning. >> do we know when arnold actually found out she was pregnant or had his son? >> we're told he had no idea
during her pregnancy. that she told him when he was a toddler. the boy, like i said, is 13 now. but when he was a toddler, we're told arnold found out. he has taken care of her ever since and the boy, the way it was put to us, generously. i know there's something out there she threatened him. we're told that's not the case, that this woman, as a matter of fact, when tmz and the "l.a. times" got onto this story about a week and a half ago, the woman told "the times," absolutely not, not arnold's child. she's been trying to protect him ever since he started supporting her. >> harvey, i'm actually curious as to who actually started the. do you have any indication who was pursuing who. was she after him or him after he her and when did they get together? she didn't sleep at the house overnight, as i understand it. >> all good questions, randi.
the information we have and what she has told, you know, people in her world is that she pursued him and aggressively pursued him and that what happened was in the morning when maria would leave to take the kids to school or whatnot, that's when they would get together and had unprotected sex. this is what she was telling her friends as well. but it happened in the house. at least this is what she told her friends. in the house. and, you know, as a matter of fact, they had a baby shower. so much of this -- we have pictures of the baby shower. >> way. they had a baby shower for her? >> she had a baby shower and some of arnold's staff showed up at the baby shower and arnold and maria gave her lots of presents while she was pregnant. it's all kind of intertwined. >> yikes. that just sounds ugly. how much interaction, do gloirks did maria shriver and her
children have with the housekeeper and this child? >> you've got to understand. i mean this is a house and it doesn't matter that it's a big house. it's a house. she was the -- you know, the person who cooked. she cleaned. you know, i mean he had a cook, but she did laundry. i mean she was all over the house and she was there for a cupped of decades, so she interacted with everybody. with everybody. there is more that we haven't put on the website yet, kind of interesting -- a couple of interesting stories that we will put up, but she was all over this. and, you know, everybody knew everybody in the house, so this was not anybody -- >> yeah. and she's retired now, right? >> retired now, living in bakersfield in a -- i want to say -- my recollection is four-bedroom house with a swimming pool. so it's a nice house that she's living in with three other kids. but i'll tell you, the one we're talking about, this boy, who's very athletic, does charity
work, everybody thinks he's a great kid, he really looks like arnold schwarzenegger. >> oh, yeah. that was a whole lot of information there to digest. we want to hear from you on this. we want to hear what you think. be sure to join our conversation on our blog, cnn.com/ali and post on our twitter and facebook information and tell us what you think of all the new tidbits of information. what would you do if your child without question was questioned by the secret service. it happened to a 13-year-old and his mom is outraged. building up our wireless network all across america. we're adding new cell sites... increasing network capacity, and investing billions of dollars to improve your wireless network experience. from a single phone call to the most advanced data download, we're covering more people in more places than ever before in an effort to give you the best network possible.
let's get to the pentagon where defense secretary robber gates and joint chiefs chairman mike mullen are talking about the raid that killed bin laden and whether pakistan might have known more than it actually led on. cnn's barbara starr has been listening, and, barbara, both men saying there's no evidence that pakistan knew of the compound, correct? >> no evidence, but at this press conference that was just conclude, defense secretary robert gates said it was his supposition that somebody in pakistan had to have known that bin laden was there. that led to reporters asking a round of questions about whether pakistan should pay some sort of price for having sheltered bin laden, regardless of who knew. i want you to listen to secretary gates' rather
extraordinary answer. >> if i were in a pakistani's shoes i would say i've already paid a price, i've been humiliated, i've been shown that the americans can come in here and do this with impuimpunity, i think we have to be -- i think we have to recognize that they see a cost in that and a price that has been paid. >> look, there's no question there has been this undercurrent of embarrassment in pakistan and with the government and the military there since the raid, but for a u.s. secretary of defense to speak of humiliation for such a close ally in the islamic world, i can't remember another case where someone that runs the pentagon has used that choice of word, randi. >> yeah. i can't either. and you've certainly been there a lot longer than i've been following it, but, barbara, what
about the gusher of information in the aftermath of what had been the most cvent of missions? >> yeah. the most covert of missions in years. everybody's been talking about it since the night it happened. we asked about that because we already know that defense secretary gates is mad about the amount of information that has come out, but add mierl mike mullen, the chairman of joint chiefs, had plenty to say about this, and he wasn't happy either. have a listen. >> we have, from my perspective, got on the a point where we have -- are close to jeopardizing this precious capability that we have, and we can't afford to do that. this fight isn't over, first of all. secondly, when you now extend that to concern with individuals in the military and their families, from my perspective,
it is time to stop talking. and we have talked far too much about this. we need to move on. it's a story that if we don't stop talking, it will never end, and it needs to. >> now, admiral mullen's vund others in the military feel too much has been said. operational security has been put at risk. they would have problems doing a mission like this again because everybody knows how it's defer. the military is concerned for themselves and their family when the bad guys know what units they are, they could try to find them. there's a lot of undercurrent here now about too much having been said. it doesn't mean reporters aren't going to keep asking questions, of course. >> including you, barbara. >> exactly. >> all right. thank you very much. barbara starr for us at the
pentagon. our next story is about a phone call that no parent ever wants to get like, hey, guess what, your child is being interviewed by the secret schlts turns out this child was removed from his classroom and questioned by the secret service. it was triggered by his posting on a facebook about president obama. here's vito's account. i was saying about how oh sanaa is dead and for obama be careful because there might be suicide bombers. turns out there's more to it than that. a spokesman with the u.s. attorney's office in seattle, washington, told cnn that vito's post included expletives, including suicide bomb, osama, suck it. she also said that throughout the interview, school officials were present. there you have it.
that is the latest on that story. meanwhile 26 minutes past the hour. time to update our other top stories emerging since former california governor arnold schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child with the housekeep housekeeper. levin says the mother was working in the home at the same time schwarzenegger's wife maria shriver was pregnant with the couple's youngest child. the children were born a week apart. the mississippi river is heading for a historic crest at vicksburg. in less than a week it's expected to peek and in louisiana, the governor expected the record flood levels to last more than one month. a snake advisory, snake advisory has also been issued in that state. new developments related to the arrest of the head of international monetary fund, the
we all dread sitting at red lights. it's a waste of time and gas. hear how his idea came full circle. >> that's what saves the gas. you start from zero. >> reporter: north of indianapolis in the suburb of carmel, mayor james brainard has been going in circumstantials for years. he's done away with traffic lights at 80% of his town's major intersections, replacing them with roundabouts. whirlpools of traffic that keeps
people moving. >> it's a huge difference in the way our city looks and feels and the way people get around. >> reporter: not to be confused with intimidating ones on the east coast. it eases people around and gently lets them out on their way. since cars don't stop, commuters save time and officials say use 30% less gas at intersections. >> a roundabout can handle about four to five times the traffic in the same amount of traffic as a stoplight intersection can have. >> reporter: the mayor says intersection accidents are also way down improving insurance rates and the city saves money too. >> we don't have to buy $150,000 signal. we don't have to buy electricity every year. we don't have to replace it after 15 years when all of the mechanical equipment wears out. >> reporter: some drives don't like it but local officials
insist this is building up the quality of life here and that's building up the business climate all around. tom foreman, cnn. he is hoping to become the next president, but this is one man who won't be casting a vote for newt gingrich. his glitzy protest against the republican candidate is straight ahead.
x-ray equipment spotted them inside the semi trucks at check points in the southern state of chiapas. there's the x-ray. a local official said they each paid several,000 dollars in hopes of reaching the u.s. they had been traveling in inhumane conditions. the obama administration slapped new charges on syrian officials for their deadly crackdown on anti-government protoasts. it's the first time the u.s. has targeted the syrian leader for the actions of his security forces. they'll freeze any assets assad h and others have in the u.s. since then protesters have taken to the streets demanding government reforms. the crackdown is over them killing over 850 people.
we're learning more about schwarzenegger's son. the teen's mother worked for schwarzenegger and his mother maria shriver. in fact, levin says shriver and the other woman were pregnant at the same time and gave birth just one week apart. a source close to schwarzenegger says he apologized to his family earlier this week. republican presidential candidate newt gingrich probably never saw this one. >> stop anti-gay politics, dividing our country and it's not fixing our economy. >> activist dumped a box of glitter on knut gingrich to protest his stance on gay marriage. we don't know who shot it but it was posted on a blog. by the way, he dumped 2,000
osama bin laden is dead but his terrorist group is no longer with a leader. michael holmes joins us more on who he is and michael what have you been able to find out about him? >> this guy was born in egypt. he was a foreign specialist officer and he's had a pretty prominent role in al qaeda for some time. he actually fought against the soviets during the soviet/afghan war. so he has been around. he's part of the organization. >> i understand he was pointed
as a caretaker. >> this is interesting. they were told they needed to move quickly. the jihadist community was growing restless about the lack of a formal announcement of a successor and now there's a school of thought that because he's egyptian, that's another reason to have it as temporary. the leadership wants to see how he's accepted because many in the al qaeda want someone from the arabian region. >> this raise as question of what impact it might have on bin laden's long-time deputy and apparent successor. >> these how that plays in, that whole egypt thing. maybe they're seeing how that goes. in the meantime there's very little evidence that al zawahiri has the car is ma of bin laden nor respected the same. loved by those who followed him. >> any impact on the afghan
taliban? >> it's an opportunity for them to disyoes yat themselves from al qaeda. bin laden before 9/11 swore ee lee jans to the taliban lead eric the leader under pressure of nato might now take the view that there's no feed nr any new leader do this. so it could be an opportunity for them to break way from al qaeda. >> if we can, let's turn to pakistan now. more than 60 militants attacked a security checkpoint today killing two security personnel. this comes a day after nato says two of its choppers were fired on from pakistan. it seems, michael, that this adds even more strain to the pakistani relationship. >> as if they need it. this happened outside the northwest city of peshawar. no claim of responsibility, but militants linked to the taliban and al qaeda have, of course, been increasing attacks in the
aftermath of osama bin laden's death. >> and the chopper incident. >> this was interesting. this is a case of there's two sides to every story. this happened as the nato choppers were flying along the afghan/pakistan border. the nato side, the u.s. side received fire and then they returned fire. pakistan says two of its soldiers were wounded in this, by the way. but pakistan has lodge add strong protest. they're already outraged. they're saying the u.s. planes flew over the border and were then fired on by pakistan troops. >> and what's this about cia flying stealth drones over the compound before the raid. >> talk about high tech, this is out of "the washington post." it's an interesting read. dozens of drone secret missions conducted by drones that were designed to evade radar. stealth drones if you want. this is all just another indication of the mistrust the u.s. had for pakistan, that even
in the buildup for this they were watching from afar and secretly. >> yeah, apparently. to ireland now and queen elizabeth's historic visit. this is her second day there. what do you know? >> i swear you're the united states most admirable loyalist. this was a very important stop. she went to a stadium. this is an important and delicate place for ire rush people. write british troops opened fire on a crowd watching a gaelic football machlt it happened in the 1930s. 13 people including a play attorney field were killed. that followed an assassination of british earlier in the weeks. it was a repriprisal thing but y brutal. a very sensitive place. >> what else has she been doing? is she getting out and about?
>> she met with the prime minister and visited the war memorial gardens, a tribute to soldiers. tight only time she'll be speaking on this trip publicly. >> fascinating trip for the queen. thank you, michael. good to see you. >> you, too, randi. so what would you say if i told you that i could giving you some of your money back, money that you're actually throwing away? for example, most of us waste money even on our basic bills. i think you're saving on bundled cable, phone, and internet access? nope. up next, we have more big money waterfalls in our big money breakdown and yes, we're all guilty. let me tell you about a very important phone call i made.
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no long ber able to pay its bills in full. some question whether it's time to start holding its holdings of gold at ft. knox as well as other assets. republican candidate ron paul thinks it's a good move as well as the heritage foundation. an analyst at the heritage foundation says given the high price it is now and tremendous debt problem we now have, by all means, sell at the peak. so the question for the stream team is should they lick question dade assets to pay off the debt. patty is the president of mmi public relations. mark skoda is the founder and chairman of the memphis tea party. mark, i want to start with you. is selling off the gold reserves a good thing, do you think? >> they suggested that even at current levels that would generate about $390 billion in 15 years. in the 1990s northern european
countries did that and found their currency diminished. i think it's a bad idea. think we really have a structural problem of entitlements has to be fixed before we sell gold. >> and patty, if not gold, are there other assets the government should sell, do you think? >> no. i mean this is absolutely idiotic. we have a problem with spending, and what we need to do is to -- congress is doing what err small business owner knows. stop spending. live within your revenue. selling off our assets will not do it. it's a stupid idiotic idea. >> what did you think of that? >> unfortunately a nation decides they're going to sell off gold they drive the price of gold down. that's what happened to gordon
brown. the british looking back on that think they took an $8 billion hit. it's not a good strategy. if we had a temporary problem we might be trying to self, it my might be something to think about but we have a long-term problem that requires us to think about how our tax code is structur structured, what we spend money on and making long-term changes to the structure of the government. >> donna, what if the government sold property like the federal reserve building in manhattan? >> it's certainly valuable and it's tempting to think about doing that and maybe it would make sense. swre to think about where would the employees be moved, the cost, the rent, i would imagine you would have to go far outside manhattan to find affordable real estate, so what does that mean in terms of transacting business, meeting with your partners, attracting talent. there's a pro and a con to selling assets to make sure you
have a net gain for the taxpayetaxpayer s over time. >> mark, what about leasing our highways? is that a good idea? >> europe has done quite a bit of good with that with respect to provation of the highways, but, again, these are small miniscule dollar. we have a $14.5 trillion debt and a $1.6 trillion deficit. my problem is when you begin selling these assets, quite frankly, you're not investing, you're paying off the debt. whereas the government holds enormous mining assets which could be given out in leases which results in a recurring revenue and creates jobs therefore improving the tax base. i think these ideas are not a good idea. it's rather flip aunt and not a
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here's why. their former head coach is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from the team. it may not be stealing candy from a baby but it is stealing from a team of 11-year-olds. if it's true, why would the former coach steal from his team, the cincinnati yankees. the coach spent money on personal expenses. he used the money to fill up his personal cars, get tires and for meals at various restaurants. this wasn't his money but paid by players' parents deposited in an account so they could play ball. and about the money he spent on a fund-raising event and the $9,500 that was supposed to go for uniforms and equipment? it never did. both he and his son were asked to leave the organization. cn in contacted the coach's attorney who had no comment. the team said they went on a winning streak after the news broke and they