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a threat anymore. u.s. counterterrorism official says the explosive device is similar to the one that was used by the so-called underwear bomber back on christmas day of 2009. only this time, more sophisticated and harder to detect. barbara starr is live at the pentagon this morning. what do we know about the bomb itself and about how this all unfolded? >> well, very little detail being made public at this point, ashleigh because officials say operations intelligence operations are still ongoing. clearly, pointing to the fact they still feel there are elements of whatever this organization is that was behind this throughout. and they believe it is al qaeda in yemen known as aqap. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. as for the bomb itself, all the indications are that it was very similar. as you said, to devices used by aqap in both the christmas day underwear bomber and another
plot after that to put bombs inside printer cartridges and put them on aircraft bound for the united states using material called petn, white powdery substances, a detonator. very difficult to detect by conventional x-ray machines. so they are looking -- the fbi has the device, they say. they are looking at all of it trying to do the technical, the forensic analysis on it. very tantalizing detail. the person who would have used the bomb no longer a threat. nobody in the government is saying whether that person is dead or in custody. ashleigh? >> we went through this last week. we went through the anniversary. we heard from the government there was no credible threat and now we're hearing all of this. what do we know about this guy? dead, alive, in custody? >> as i said, we don't know if whether he's dead or in custody, but he would have perhaps just been the front man for all of this. the real person they are looking for is a man named ibrahim al
asiri, part of al qaeda in the, a rabbian peninsula in yemen. a very key if not senior operative for al qaeda there and a master bombmaker by all accounts. said to really be the brains behind these previous incidents using these types of bombs. he's the guy they want to get, and the financing, the networking and the organization that goes with him because this now would be at least the third time we know of where he and his organization have basically been able to reach out and touch potentially in the united states. and that makes al qaeda in yemen probably right now the most serious al qaeda direct threat to the united states, according to officials, ashleigh. >> barbara starr, thanks for checking that out for us. secretary of state hillary clinton is wrapping up her visit to india this morning. she's also weighing in on this foiled al qaeda plot to blow up a u.s.-bound passenger jet.
>> the plot itself indicates that the terrorists keep trying. they keep trying to devise more and more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people. and it's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant. >> jill do herty is travel with the secretary of state and joins us live from new delhi, india. it's my assumption she was probably not caught off guard like we all were by this. >> no, she wasn't. although i have to say it came -- boek just at the end of her trip and she, of course, has been in china, in bangladesh and in india. and at all of those stops, this subject of terrorism has come up, so she was ready, and she said it's a threat to everyone. >> terrorists in pakistan have killed more than 30,000
pakistanis. so it's very much about the people of pakistan and their right to go to a market or go to a mosque to live their lives. and we need stronger, more concerted efforts on behalf of governments and societies against the scourge of terrorism. >> right. so hillary clinton, as you mentioned, wrapping up her trip. she should be leaving for the states. and we managed at the last minute to get good interview with her and we'll be showing that a little bit later on cnn. >> but what did she say and was she referring much to yemen and its efforts to perhaps help us to track down this latest plot? >> no, not really. that was not the focus of our interview. i really wanted to get into that subject of china, mr. chen. remember, he is still in a hospital. he is supposed to be coming to the united states.
and the big question is, will the chinese actually let him go. will they fulfill their part of the bargain. so we talked about that. careful but detailed answer from the secretary. also some things on iran and oil sanctions. and then also a very funny sound at the end. i asked her about this hillary au naturel which is bouncing around the blogosphere about not wearing makeup and wearing glasses which we saw on this trip. she said at my point in life, if i don't want to wear glasses, i'm not going to wear glasses. if i don't want to wear makeup, i'm not going to wear makeup. >> lucky her she doesn't have to wear those glasses. look forward to getting some of that interview cut. we'll be running some of that sound just a little later on in the program. good work, jill. jill dougherty for us live in india this morning. two police officers in california face criminal charges this morning for the beating death of a homeless man.
it was all captured on video. i have a warning for you. some of the pictures you are about to see are very disturbing. at a preliminary hearing yesterday in fullerton, california, spectators gasped when they saw photos of 37-year-old kelly thomas after he had been beaten by the officers last july. the mentally ill homeless man died five days after the incident. the officers, ten-year veteran manuel ramos and jay cicinelli face charges from second-degree murder to felony use of excessive force. here's video from the night of the beating. >> get on the ground! get on the ground! >> i'm sorry, dude. i'm sorry. please. >> roll over! [ bleep ]. >> both officers have pleaded
not guilty. the orange county coroner lists thomas' death as a homicide. three states are holding primaries today. but with the republican nomination all but decided at this point. and there's a ballot initiative in north carolina and a six-term senator from indiana are getting the most attention. the voters head to the polls in indiana, west virginia and north carolina. mitt romney needing just more than 300 more delegates to officially clinch the nomination. funny because we all sort of forgot about the math. just gave up on it. there's 300 left. in north carolina, it seems all the talk is about amendment one. that's a measure that's going to change the state's constitution to read marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized, and that is if that amendment passes. evangelist billy graham has taken out pull-page ads in 14 north carolina newspapers reporting this amendment. however, former president bill
clinton recorded a robo call denouncing it. and also in indian athe senate's longest serving republican may not actually survive a primary challenge. six-term senator dick lugar trailing the tea party-backed state treasurer and trailing by double digits in the polls. at 8:00 eastern time on "starting point," dick lugar will join soledad o'brien to talk about his career and that major battle that he is facing today. one month after dropping out of the race, rick santorum is finally getting behind mitt romney for president. after meeting with romney in pittsburgh last week, santorum just released an e-mail to his supporters saying he now has a better understanding of where his former rival stands on conservative issues. here's the key passage in that e-mail. quote, above all else, we both agree that president obama must be defeated. the task will not be easy. it will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be
victorious. governor romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this, the most critical election of our lifetime. we go to another just in piece of news for you this morning. it's one you'll probably appreciate. the national average for gasoline, $3.76 a gallon. and that's down about a cent and a half over the past 24 hours. if you are doing the math, five times going now. five times in a row. aaa just posting it on their website. demand for gas has been easing as we're seeing soft innocence the u.s. and european economies. so there you go. news you can use as you head to the pumps this morning. >> maybe i'll go back to premium gas because i've been cheating. >> really? >> i know the car is -- this next story is going to have you yelling at the tv. a knife attack caught on tape. would you handle the situation the way the mother here did? >> what? >> what happens to her
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man walking up to a mother and her 4-year-old daughter with a knife demanding the woman's purse. but check this out. the woman runs away leaving the little girl. luckily she gets away, too. police say the man stabbed the woman in the collarbone as she tried to get into the store. she's okay. the attacker, though, got away. >> a former illinois comptroller pleading not guilty to charges she stole more than $53 million to fund her lavish lifestyle. prosecutors allege 58-year-old rita crudwell diverted taxpayer money from the city of dixon, illinois, into a secret account going back to 1990. they claim she used this cash to create one of the nation's leading horse breeding operations. she faces up to 20 years in prison. and a set of rare prints from marilyn monroe's last photo shoot will be up for auction today in new york city. monroe posed topless for these pictures. they were taken by photographer
bert stern for "vogue" in 1962 just six weeks before marilyn monroe's death. if you are tleefg house right now, watch us on your desktop, on your mobile phone. go to cnn.com/tv. ladies? >> was that real video of that mom walking away, running away from the 4-year-old? >> you wonder if a guy is coming after you with a knife what your reaction would be. it looked like she was caught there trying to get in the store and he actually stabbed her and the little girl was standing there. she also then ran away, too. >> you see look here. it looks like he's grabbing the little girl. >> we can't hear. we don't know what she's saying. if she's telling the little girl to run. we can't hear the audio, but -- >> it's tough. a lot of people are judging that woman so she was stabbed. you never know what the initial reaction was. she probably is calling for her daughter to run also. >> and we don't know about the whereabouts of the perpetrator. >> he got away.
hopefully people are watching that video and maybe it will trigger something and people will call crimestoppers or their local police. >> christine, thank you. want to check on the day's weather story. rob marciano always doing the job. good morning. >> got a little bit of rainfall slowly pushing into the eastern third of the country. with that higher levels of humidity and warmer temperatures. all the moisture slicing around a cold front or, i should say, shadowing it back through the ohio river valley. boston, rainfall. back through cleveland. pittsburgh as well. some of this has been heavy across the ohio river valleys and down across the south also, kind of a dull light system. texas getting more much-needed rain but with that is some flood warnings. last night still swollen rivers. one to two inches of rainfall quickly across parts of western west virginia. and that could cause flash flooding there. this front is moving really slow. the first part of it will get through maybe tonight into tomorrow morning and then the
bottom part through tomorrow afternoon into tomorrow night. and behind this is some drier, somewhat cooler air. we'll start to shake up what has been very -- more like a late june type of weather pattern and then above normal temperatures across the pacific northwest. daytime highs, 73 kansas city. 69 in chicago. and 67, a little muggy out there. most of the rain is north of new york. guys, back up to you. >> we'll take muggy. thank you, rob. it is 18 minutes past the hour. time for our early reads. and from the record in new jersey we start here. a roofer rescued after falling 40 feet into a vat of acid. thanks to a co-worker who jumped in after him, fire officials say the man fell through the roof of a metal tube making factory -- this was in new jersey. a co-worker jumped into the waist-deep tank of acid, pulled him out with the help of three other workers. apparently steam from the acid had eaten away at the roof. the victim was airlifted to the
hospital. the hero also suffered severe burns to his waist and abdomen. >> good luck to him. this one will really get you going. two dolphins killed in a drug overdose at an amusement park in switzerland. it's one of those headlines you just cannot believe. "the daily mail" is reporting this one. the dolphins were at this zoo park and there was a weekend long rave party that was booked at this park. don't ask me why. it's insane. this happened in november. and some of the experts first thought these dolphins died because of all the loud music and the thumbing and the high levels of noise would damage their immune system. others believe that something else was going on with these dolphins. maybe they were given antibiotics. but now they've got the solution. they've got the answer. toxicology reports say the animals died from a heroin substitute. opiats dangerous to them because
they stop breathing. they have to decide to go get a breath and when they have these opiates they can't do that. the officials say that apparently these dolphins died a very slow and painful death. now there could be a lawsuit. but it is an ugly story no matter how you slice it. and again, how do you have a party at a zoo like this where something like this could happen? >> i'm sure it will never happen again. for the vets, those animals are like their children so to watch them die like that. >> just horrible. the bloomberg view published internal e-mails from tom lehman brothers executives sent right before the firm's collapse. it suggests executives ignored signed the company was headed for trouble. one e-mail reveals executives rejected an injection of capital from chinese investment bank civic group. capital lehman desperately needed. the cfo goldfarb rights, this
will signal a major sign, which obviously isn't true, and put us in the category of those who needed an infusion to help them out of this market mess. how do you spell tupd in chinese? he replied, i agree. we need some help but brothers always wins. lehman went belly-up in 2008. and yahoo!'s ceo caught exaggerating his resume. he's not the first to fudge it. a lesson we can all learn from. don't let this happen to you. >> you know you can google that and yahoo! that. >> christine romans is all over that. you're watching "early start." a party?
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a choppy day -- trading day to start off the week. the u.s. markets managing to recover losses from earlier in the day. and christine romans was right. >> the dow still closed lower, losing about 0.25%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 closing flat. >> and yahoo!'s ceo making big news in serious hot water after allegedly padding his resume. christine romans is here. this stuff follows you on yahoo!. >> it really does. absolutely. he's new. he got a $26 million potential pay package to come over and take over yahoo!. and now everything that he's trying to do to turn this company around has been overshadowed by the fact that on his resume it says he has a computer science degree and he does not. he has an accounting degree. there's an activist shareholder who has been trying to push this subject, and he is now apologizing. the yahoo! c can eo caught padding his resume and is apologizing. he's telling people in a memo, i
want you to know how deeply i regret how this issue has affected the company and all of you. we have all been working very hard to move the company forward and this has had the opposite effect. for that i take full responsibility and want to apologize. mark zuckerberg with no college degree. he's rung this amazing company that everyone is talking about and then the guy at yahoo! trying to defend some inadvertent error as it's been called on his resume from maybe years back. it's followed him a long time. a lot of people talking about this yahoo! generation of this guy who will presumably looks like he's generation x, maybe he thought he had to have the computer science degree to get where he is. today maybe you don't have to make those little lies. but here is something really interesting. when you talk to people who study this, faking your education or exaggerating or fibbing your education is the top thing that people do on their resumes. and it usually starts when they are young and then follows you forever. >> you're stuck. >> 57% of hiring managers have
said they catch lies. 93% of those who spotted the lies didn't hire the person. 5% of workers admit to fibbing. >> they are the ones who admit it. >> but it's mostly now, today, what people are fibbing about is how long they worked some place because they don't want to look like they've been out of work. they don't want a gap on their resume so they're eliminating the start date and end date. exagg rating how they increased sales. those are the things people are doing now. >> at the end of the day it all catches up. >> and the track, yahoo! google it lives with you forever. >> let's switch gears to do some politics and money with you. mitt romney once wrote, let detroit go bankrupt. he said that in a paraphrased way. why is he now saying that detroit should be thanking him? >> that's really interesting. he's trying to turn the -- split the script from the president. he's trying to flip the script from the president because the president has been saying, look. this guy would let gm go down
and osama bin laden would be dead. you have mitt romney trying to flip the script because he needs to win michigan, ohio. these are states that will be very pro auto worker. >> the words come back to haunt you on the resume or on tv. christine romans, thanks. mitt romney, the politics and how this is all going to shake out all coming up after the break. make sure you stay tuned for the exact words and how they switched. if you see a car driving itself in nevada, i'm talking about a car with no driver inside, don't panic. we'll show you why this is happening right after the break. today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe? let's go ahead and bring it online. attention on site, attention on site. now starting unit nine. some of the world's cleanest gas turbines
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welcome back to "early start." i'm ashleigh banfield. the fbi is analyzing a new bomb threat from al qaeda after the cia stopped a plot to blow up a passenger jet that was bound for the united states. that device is similar to the one the underwear bomber used to try to ignite on christmas day in 2009. officials say it also came from the same lab of al qaeda's chief bombmaker who is still on the loose this morning. and north carolina voters are heading to the polls today to decide whether they are in favor of a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. it's called amendment one and it would change the state's constitution to read, quote, marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized. also, remember rick santorum? he's finally endorsed mitt romney. what do you know except it wasn't like this. no clapping and cheering.
a month after dropping out of the race, the former pennsylvania senator just sent an e-mail to the supporters. the endorsement was in paragraph 13 and he said also, quote, above all else, we both agree that president obama must be defeated. so that was the endorsement. zoraida? >> lukewarm. >> very much. >> thank you ashleigh. new fears this morning about the safety of two missing young tennessee girls after police positively identified the bodies of the mother and sister. at a home where it is believed the suspect had been staying in mississippi, the fbi says it believes the two young girls are in extreme danger and have been disguised by this man. adam mayes, a family friend who is suspected of kidnapping them nearly two weeks ago now. cnn's martin savidge is live in atlanta following all of the latest developments. what is the latest this morning, martin? >> reporter: the latest is that grim discovery which has now been announced. these bodies were found over the weekend but it wasn't until late
last night that the fbi finally released the identities and now we know it is the mother, 31-year-old jo ann bain and her eldest daughter, 14-year-old adrienne bain. that leaves the whereabouts of the two other daughters, that is the 12-year-old and the 8-year-old believed to be in the hands of adam mayes and, of course, believed to be, by all accounts of authorities, to be in extreme danger. this is just a horrible story that began on april 27th when jo ann bain and her daughters were reported missing by her husband. they thought maybe she ran off with adam mayes. things changed when they found her abandoned car at the side of a dirt road. adam mayes was brought in for questioning. he then was let go. a couple of days later they went back to talk to him and he vanished. that's when he went to the property and they checked out the property of adam mayes and that's where they discovered the shallow grave. this is why there is a -- not
quite nationwide but a regional manhunt taking place to try to find adam mayes. >> you mentioned perhaps she ran off with him. what was the relationship between mayes and the bain family? >> that's what makes this story so sad and also so very interesting. the fact that apparently adam mayes had a long time good relationship with this family. they were considered very, very close. he used to have the girls over at his place in mississippi for visits. he would travel with the family when they would go to arizona. in fact, the aunt of jo ann bain spoke to hln last night. this is how she described his feelings toward those girls. >> i think he said -- i think he told some people that all three of the girls was his. i think, you know, he was just hopefully thinking that one day they would be his family, that jo ann would probably go and live with him and bring the girls and them just all be a
family together. >> now whether he was speaking figuratively or whether he was actually delusional as to those girls being his, it is clear right now, two young girls are in extreme danger. we should point out that the authorities are saying that adam mayes may be going under some alternate aliases. one of them being christopher zachary wild or paco rodriguez. and again, there's a $50,000 reward out there for anyone who finds the whereabouts of adam mayes or these two young girls. >> i got to tell you, martin. when you were talking about his relationship and him perhaps thinking those were his daughters, which is one of the neighbors said, delusional did come to mind. are we hearing anything about him in particular? what kind of man he was. does he have a criminal history? >> criminal history we don't know yet. we're still digging on that. but the people who knew him, his neighbors and landlord all described him as a great guy. they point out and say he was almost child-like or a kid
acting in an adult's body. he was fun-loving, good to people. and that if anyone had told them ahead of time that he would be accused of carrying out abduction and now murder, they never would have believed it. >> martin, i don't mean to put you on the spot but i thought i read something about a reward being given out for any information? >> federal authorities and the u.s. marshals service, that's the fbi and the u.s. marshals service, $50,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of adam mayes and his arrest and also to find these young girls. money is not the object here. it's finding those last two girls. bringing them safely back home. >> we certainly hope so. martin savidge live in atlanta. thank you. 37 minutes past 5:00 on the east coast. the family of junior seau is now waiting to decide whether to donate the nfl veteran's brain to research for study. seau's family is consult with elders from their samoan culture before making that final decision. both of his parents are from
american samoa. the 43-year-old died of a gunshot wound to the chest last week in an apparent suicide. there is speculation whether repeated hits to his head from his football career were a factor in his death. shocking new statistics revealed in a cdc report. obesity rates projected to soar pushing health costs to new heights as well. right now 35% of americans are obese. but experts predict 42% will be obese. this is by 2030. that's 30 million more americans in just 18 years. and that rise is going to cost us tacking on an additional $550 billion to our medical costs. mitt romney is insisting he deserves a lot of credit for the rescue of america's auto industry. romney has been blasted by democrats and republicans for his 2008 view that we should let detroit go bankrupt. but listen to what he told a tv reporter in cleveland yesterday when that very topic came up.
>> the auto companies needed to go through bankruptcy before government help. and, frankly, that's finally what the president did. he finally took them through bankruptcy. that was the right course. i argued for it from the beginning. finally when that was done and help was given, the companies got back on their feet. so i'll take a lot of credit for the fact this industry has come back. >> well, it is an interesting argument. can't fight that. but the white house certainly was quick to weigh in saying that romney is trying to fool the american people. spokesman for the president accusing him of, quote, sinking to a new low in dishonesty. and google getting the green light to test its self-driving car on actual roads. nevada becoming the first state to grant licenses for cars that drive themselves. two people still have to be inside the car in case something goes haywire there, but google says the cars have traveled 200,000 miles in test runs so far without an accident. the head of nevada's dmv says the robo cars may be available
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capital. and look at that old glory just waving in the foreground. >> 43 minutes past the hour. let's get you up to date on the top stories. here's christine romans. >> good morning. signs that al qaeda is adjusting in a foiled plot to blow up a u.s.-bound passenger jet. the fbi now analyzing the bomb. the device similar to the one the underwear bomber tried to ignite on christmas day 2009. only this one more sophisticated and possibly undetectible. officials say it also came from the lab of al qaeda's chief bombmaker who is still on the loose training other bombmakers and making new bombs. this one had no metal in it, but the plot was foiled. a massachusetts teen witnesses a horrifying murder while video chatting on his ipad. the murder suspect, 39-year-old christopher is charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death in front of their 15-year-old daughter. the girl just happened to be video chatting with her friend right before the murder.
prosecutors say the friend saw him stab the victim 34 times while screaming you're going to die. he reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and was just released from the hospital following a suicide attempt. a former player for the new orleans saints says coaches told him to deny the team's bounty program. ex-defensive lineman anthony har grave submitted a signed statement accusing coaches of telling him to, quote, play dumb. hargrave did as he was instructed, denying knowledge to an nfl security officer back in 2010. be careful what you like on facebook. clicking that little blue thumb could get you fired. six sheriffs employees in virginia were canned for liking the sheriff's political opponent. the case went to district court. the judge backed the sheriff ruling the like button isn't protected free speech. that ruling is expected to be
appealed. a hoody among the wall street suits. facebook kicking off the road show for investors. founder mark zuckerberg himself coming to new york to pitch the company's market prospects to a mobbed ball room at the sheraton hotel. he was surrounded by police for protection. investors in a frenzy over the facebook ipo that could value the company at $96 billion. some say he wore a hoody saying that was a little immature. too much debt limits your choices. economists surprised by a surge in consumer debt in march. the fastest growth in consumer credit since 2001. credit card borrowing is up again. student loan debt up, too. more money news from me in 30 minutes, ladies. >> one thing we need to know, not so much debt, right? >> right. too much debt limits your choices. >> i feel like i've been hearing that since the dawn of the ages but it keeps getting worse.
>> no one listens. >> now you are here for them. want to do a quick check of the day's weather. rob marciano doing the job for us. joining us without the tie. looking very comfortable this morning. >> it's summer. it's warm. feeling more like july than may. >> let your greek flag fly. >> if you say so. here's the weather pattern that is bringing the cool air down across parts of the intermountain west. above average temperatures across the pacific northwest. so in through texas, showers. and we will take the rain but it is causing a little flooding so the western part of texas trying to get out of their drought. this front is moving slow. it's moving like it's late june and early july. and the northern part of it is going to get some rain across parts of the northeast. here's your rain across parts of texas and here's your rain from cincinnati through pittsburgh. some of this could be heavy at times across western west virginia and eastern ohio. and up across upstate new york looking at rain.
the rains for new york back through philly and d.c. will most likely arrive later on tonight. but temperatures will be slowly climbing up as will the humidity level. 68 in chicago. 67 in new york city. 82 in atlanta with humidity. start to cool things off a little bit more and get back to reality. maybe a tie. >> oh, no. >> you look good without the tie. >> we like this. it's good. it's a good look on you. 48 minutes past the hour. here the pentagon snubs the avengers. why the penalty refused to work with the makers of the blockbuster comic book movie. i go ahead of you? instead we had someone go ahead of him and win fifty thousand dollars. congratulations you are our one millionth customer. people don't like to miss out on money that should have been theirs. that's why at ally we have the raise your rate 2-year cd. you can get a one-time rate increase if our two-year rate goes up. if your bank makes you miss out, you need an ally.
welcome back. it's time to take a look at what is trending on the web. the pentagon and the mega box office hit "the avengers." the movie had no military backup. the pentagon says it stopped cooperate with marvel studios during the production because of the film's unrealistic portrayal of bureaucracy. the fictional internationalization organization known as shield and its murky relationship with the united states. >> but it's fantasy. it's fantasy, isn't that kind of fair? all is fair with superheroes, isn't it? >> fictional international organization. i couldn't quite get that out. it is, but, i guess maybe they
thought maybe -- >> our soldiers can't fly either. come on, already. it's "the avengers." >> i think you are jumping on the banwagon because it was such a blockbuster. >> i haven't seen it yet, but i will. senator mccain setting up the challenge to sir charles. he's doing it on the twitter. mccain is firing back at charles barkley who was talk something trash. the trash is coming about the 2012 election and tnt showed that picture of mitt romney in boston at the celtics/hawks playoff game but then listen to what sir charles said about him being there. >> mitt romney -- >> yeah, he's at the game in boston tonight. >> we're going to beat you like a drum in november. don't take it personally. you seem like a nice guy. you going down, bro. >> beat you like a drum. you going down, bro? poor mitt.
i think mitt is a nice guy. that was pretty rough talk but mccain decided he was going to tweet this. ready? dear charles barkley, don't take it personally, you seem like a nice guy, but you're clueless. @mittromney wins. wanna bet? >> do you think john mccain was actually doing the tweet himself or do you think he has people? >> i want to believe he was doing it himself but it was probably his people. >> i want to believe that, too. i am at that age where i got to get on twitter. there he is on twitter. nice work. so put a mortar board on the mop top. legions of twitter tweens congratulating justin bieber after he announced he has officially earned his high school diploma. he says he stuck to it for his mom. even though it was doing school and work every day, you know, which gets a little boring, i suppose. you know, coming up with deep lyrics like "baby, baby, baby
oh," on top of all the reading, writing and arithmetic. >> i'd take that kid's education any day for what he's done with it. that's great he's able to do that while on the road. i think a lot of people would let that part of their life -- >> i'm glad he celebrated. another roasting for the new jersey mom whose distinctive dark complexion, instatan, made her an instacelebrity. cue the late night laughs. >> some good news for that new jersey tanning mom. you know the tanning mom? well, over the weekend she went to newark airport. bought a ticket from new york to l.a. for only $50. apparently they mistook her for a piece of luggage. she doesn't mind these jokes. she's got a pretty thick skin, i think. >> cool things happened over the weekend. they had the super moon.
did you see how many folks saw it? good for you because you won't see it again. and it was closer and brighter than you'll see it in the rest of our lifetime and it was spectacular and the reflected light of the moon was stunning. even that -- remember that tanning mom? she was out on our lawn. >> i don't know if you saw the "snl" skit. that was hysterical. >> i always feel bad when they do that. >> i don't know. listen. here's what i feel bad about. she's not getting a fair shake with the legal case when it involves her daughter. there's a good legal case there that could go either way but it's just that image of the woman that was -- >> a bit much. 55 minutes past the hour. ahead in the next hour, new details about the bomb and a busted terror plot to blow up a
passenger jet. signs that al qaeda may be getting ahead of the airline security we now have in place. and still ahead on "early start," a month after dropping out of the race, guess who is endorsing mitt romney? the guy on the right, rick santorum. but you will not believe how he did it and how hidden it was. we're going to break it all down for you in just a minute. if you are leaving the house right now, watch us any time on your desktop or your mobile phone. go to cnn.com/tv. >> just be careful when you are walking. [ male announcer ] they were born to climb...
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i'm ashleigh banfield. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 6:00 a.m. here in the east, just about. new details about how the cia stopped an al qaeda plot to blow a passenger jet out of the sky around the one-year anniversary of osama of osama bin laden's death. new fears about whether the bomb may have been undetectible. senior administration official told cnn that the intended user of the bomb is not a threat anymore. u.s. counterterrorism official says the explosiove device is similar to the so-called underwear bomber on christmas day 2009. barbara star is live at the pentagon. what can you tell us about the woman, sounds scary that it's undetectible by security. >> that's what the fbi is analyzing, how undetectible it
might be. nic robertson is reporting that saudi arabia was the source of the tip about the device, the plot this whole effort to try to put another bomb an an airline er bound for the united states. the fbi has the device and so it's looking at it. this is something al qaeda in yemen has tried to put through before, no metal content devices on planes bound for the united states. you remember the underwear bomber, the plot to put these types of devices in printer cartridges, things that are very difficult to detect by these x-ray and screening machines. they have the device. they're not saying what happened to the person that may have been the so-called bomber planning to use it. zoraida? >> do we have any more details
about that device? we're hearing perhaps it's undetectible but what else do we know about it? >> we don't know much about it. behind the scenes it's pretty clear the person they're looking for is a man named even ram al asiri. he's responsible for previous devices like this, the one we just mentioned and another attack that took place inside saudi arabia aimed at a high level saudi official but wound up killing the bomber's brother. they've wrapped up everything with this particular plot and stepping up what they can do to go after al qaeda in yemen, find asiri, get to him and go after that al qaeda organization, al qaeda in yemen has been able to reach out and touch, thankfully
not successfully but reach out and touch the united states, to be able to launch these types of threats against u.s. airliners. >> the reason they know the association, was it a fingerprint on a bomb previously? was that it? >> i'm not familiar with that but the u.s. intelligence community has long believed and it has some pretty strong indications that this man, al asiri, is the expert behind all of this effort to a large extent with al qaeda in yemen. he's really according to u.s. intelligence community, one hates to use the phrase the master bombmaker but by all accounts he really is, working on perfecting this notion of bomb devices essentially imp vitz advised explosive devices very difficult to detect by airport security. it's a cat and mouse game.
get the technology and stay one step ahead of the terrorists. >> scary stuff. barbara starr, thank you very much. secretary of state hillary clinton is wrapping up her adviseity to india and weighing in on the al qaeda foiled plot to blow up the u.s. passenger-jet. >> the plot itself indicates these terrorists keep trying to device more and more perverse and terrible ways to kill innocent people, and it's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant. >> jill dougherty is actually traveling with the secretary of state and joins us live from del delhi, india. what else can you tell about this? >> it happened pretty much as she was about to leave india, she's been going on a long trip
to china, bangladesh and here to new delhi. when she was talking about that, it reminded me very much of almost every stop the secretary talks about terrorism, its eight a very big subject, as you can imagine, in this part of the world and here is what she said in a broader sense about the threat. >> terrorists in pakistan have killed more than 30,000 pakistanis. so it's very much about the people of pakistan and their right to go to a market or go to a mosque, to live their lives, and we need stronger, more concerted efforts on behalf of governments and societies against the scourge of terrorism. >> so that is what she's trying to do, in fact, on this trip, a lot of the security and trying to bring these countries together in some cohesive form so that they can fight terrorism. >> i know that you sat down and
had an exclusive interview with secretary of state clinton. what did she have to say to you? >> well the two subjects that we got into primarily were china, mr. chen, who is still in the hospital, and whether he will be able to get out to the united states, and she was pretty circumspect in talking about that but made it clear that the united states expects that to happen and we talked about a subject that's hot here in india, the iranian oil sanctions because india is being asked by the united states, as are many other countries to cut back on imports of iranian oil and the indians are not happy about it because their economy is growing very fast so it's a hot button issue and very important and she's hoping they will, they expect they've done a lot and hope they'll do more. >> you had a lighter moment with
her as well. can you share that? >> oh, yes. well we talked about, if you can imagine this, hair and makeup, which is a big subject for hillary clinton over the years and we're going to get the sound, we're editing it so we'll get it soon. see essentialcy she said if i don't want to wear my glasses, i'll wear my glasses and if i don't want to wear my makeup, i won't wear my makeup, she's at that time in her life. >> she's earned it. coming up, congressman peter king joins soledad o'brien live. >> seven minutes past 6:00 on the east coast. two police officers in fullerton, california, are facing criminal charges this morning for the beating death of a homeless man that was captured on video. at a preliminary hearing yesterday spectators were shown some graphic photos of
37-year-old kelly thomas after he'd been beaten by officers last july. the mentally ill homeless man died five days after that incident. two officers, ten-year veteran manuel ramos and corporal jay cicinelli. here are some of the videos from the night of the beating and we warn you you might find this disturbing. >> get on the ground, get on the ground. >> i'm sorry, dude, i'm sorry, dude, please. oh! >> what are you saying? >> oh! [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> oh! >> again five days later that man was dead. both officers have pleaded not guilty, the orange county coroner listed thomas's death as a homicide. it is primary day in three
states with the republican nomination all about decided a ballot measure in north carolina and a "360" term senator from indiana are getting a lot of the headlines this morning. voters head to the polls in north carolina, indiana and west virginia. mitt romney needing 300 more delegates to officially clinch the nomination. in north carolina all the buzz is about amendment one, it would change the state's constitution to read "marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be recognized." billy graham has taken out a full page ad. former president bill clinton recorded a robo call opposing it. in indiana the senate's longest serving republican may not serve a challenge, richard lugar is
traili trailing. >> he'll be joining soledad o'brien live to talk about the uphill battle he's not had to face for a long time. rick santorum is finally endorsing mitt romney for president. after meeting with romney last week santorum releels released l to supporters saying he has a better understanding of where his former rival stands on conservative issues. "above all else we both agree president obama must be defeated. its task will not be easy. it will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. governor romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this, the most critical election of our lifetime." >> ten minutes past qualify on the east coast. still ahead on "early start" a knife attack that's caught on tape but there's something else,
she is stabbed, that mother, but look, there's a little girl in the middle and watch what the mother does. she's catching more heat than her attacker. find out what happens next. the search for the person who murdered an elusive white buffalo. the reward is growing. we'll give you more details on that. you are watching "early start." uncover stronger, younger looking skin. [ female announcer ] new aveeno skin strengthening body cream helps transform dry, thinning skin, by strengthening its moisture barrier, for improved texture and elasticity in 2 weeks.
welcome back to "early start." 14 minutes past six. the search for a tennessee mortgage and her three daughters who disappeared three weeks ago has taken a rather grim turn. the bodies of 31-year-old joann bain and 14-year-old daughter adrienne were found in the backyard of a mississippi home this past weekend. authorities are searching for joann's other two daughters, 12-year-old alexandria and 8-year-old kyliyah. they're searching for the family
friend named adam mayes. those bodies were found in a shallow grave in his home. martin savidge is live in atlanta with details. take us a little further. what are they telling us about how this mystery is unfolding? >> good morning, ashleigh. this is one of the stories you hope viewers pay close attention to. the lives of two young girls may literally hang in the balance of what the audience may know. april 27th jo ann bain and her three daughters vanished. investigators thought she might have run off with another man, adam mayes. couple of things began to develop, they found her vehicle abandoned at the side of a dirt road, they interviewed adam mayes, gave police conflicting information. they wanted to interview him again and adam mayes had vanished like the mother and three daughters. they went to his property in
mississippi and began searching there and it was over the weekend they made the discovery of the shallow graves. it wasn't until last night that federal authorities released the identity of who was in those graves, 31-year-old jo ann bain and her oldest daughter. which means there is a 12-year-old and 8-year-old believed to still be in the custody of adam mayes and they are thought to be in extreme danger, there is a major manhunt under way in western tennessee and federal agents are manning checkpoints trying to find the man and the two young girls. that's where it stands now. >> martin they give us conflicting reports about this man saying they were family friends and yet he's extremely dangerous. are they giving us further details what kind of a relationship he had with this family? >> it's not coming from authorities. the information we're getting is coming from neighbors and people who knew the family. it's clear adam mayes was a close family friend of the
bain's for years. he was in the bain's family home the night before the mother and daughters disappeared. apparently helping them pack for what was intended to be a move to arizona. the aunt of jo ann bain was on hln last night and talked about what may have happened next. listen. >> the only thing i can come up with is that adam had a gun. he always had a gun on him, and i think he went in and got one of the children, one of the girls, and held a gun to the girl's head and woke jo ann up and told her to come on or he would kill them and not make a sound, not wake anybody up, and they would just all leave together. >> take a good look at adam mayes there. it's possible he has altered his appearance. authorities believe the children's appearance has already been changed, that their hair has been cut shot and
possibly may have been colored all as part of a way to keep them under his control but again, we're talking about a 12-year-old and an 8-year-old little girl, their mother and older daughter has already been murdered and police are fearful for their fates as well. >> a horrible story. martin, thank you for getting the details for us this morning, martin savidge live in atlanta. it is 17 minutes past the hour. let's get you up-to-date on other top stories. here is christine romans. >> new details about how the cia stopped an al qaeda plot to blow up a passenger jet bound for the u.s. senior administration official telling cnn the intended user of the bomb is "not a threat anymore," but would not elaborate on whether the person is dead or in custody. the fbi now studying this sophisticated metal-free device that may have been undetectable at airports. police in springfield, massachusetts, shows a woman being confronted at knifepoint
while her 4-year-old daughter is there with her. after refusing to give up her purse the woman runs away, leaving the daughter there. luckily, the young girl was able to get away, too. the mother was stabbed in the collarbone trying to get into a store. she's okay. the attacker got away. a roofer rescued after falling 40 feet into a vat of acid thanks to a co-worker who jumped into the acid after him. the man fell through the roof of a metal tube-making factory in new jersey. co-worker jumped into the waist-deep tank of acid, pulled him out with the help of three other workers. apparently steam had eaten away the roof. the victim was air lifted to the hospital with life-threatening burns and the hero also suffered severe burns to his waist and abdomen. the reward keeps growing for at rest and conviction of whoever slaughtered a rare white buffalo calf in buffalo, texas, a week before its first birthday. the calf is revered by many
native americans. the owner says someone came to his ranch last week while he was away and skinned the calf and its mother. >> my people, my brothers, my sisters, are hurt for what has happened here on this ranch. >> there's now a $45,000 reward being offered for at rest. the odds of a buffalo being born white are 10-1. >> mcdonald's is asking bloggers to write positive posts about the chain. they've thrown parties and given free gifts to 400 mcdonald's friendly bloggers. reportedly flew 15 bloggers to its illinois headquarters, putting them in a hotel, giving them a tour of the facilities. last year they compensated the mommy bloggers for the wholesome choices program for happy meals. if you live in a house watch
us on your desktop or mobile phone but please not while driving. go to cnn.com/tv. >> while not walking near manholes, the fountains in the mall, don't be doing that. thank you, christine. >> but watch. a head scratcher, talk about the long arm of the law, a wisconsin woman was just fired from her job because she shoplifted, you understand that, right, but it was 40 years ago. yo lan dough casares has been a model employee to the wells fargo bank in milwaukee. after a background check revealed two shoplifting convictions in 1972, the 58-year-old was shown the door. >> i think there's more important things in life than something i did 40 years ago. i did do the crime, and you know, i was, i had just come out of high school. maybe the banks will change the way they do these things and give people consideration for
their life. >> wells fargo says they're bound by federal law to let yolanda go. yolanda says she wants her job back. >> that is a tough one. i mean the law is the law, and that is a heartbreaking story to see a woman like that. it is now 21 minutes past 6:00. members of congress of the defenders of the middle class, right, and many of them are also part of the richest 1%. are you wondering who? are you wondering how many? christine romans is going to break down those numbers for you, after a very quick break. b. born to leap, born to stalk, and born to pounce. to understand why, we journeyed to africa, where their wild ancestor was born. there we discovered that cats, no matter where they are... are born to be cats. and shouldn't your cat be who he was born to be?
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25 minutes past 6:00 in the a.m. on the east coast, we're minding your business this morning ap. a choppy day of trading to start off the week yesterday. the u.s. markets managing to recover the losses they were suffering early in the day. >> you see the top hat on the right-hand side corner? i'm watching now. >> top of the morning. >> the dow closed lower, losing a quarter%. the nasdaq and s&p 500 closing flat. >> could have been worse. >> this morning the stock futures are down but we'll talk about other stuff. i think this is going to end up being my favorite christine romans moment. >> the 1%. we think about congress as sort of the people, and when the people are talking about the 99% versus the 1% it's surprising how many of them are one percenters. >> this is about the 1% in washington. do you know what the median net worth is of those democratic lawmakers who are out there talking about fairness and
sticking it to the rich people? the net swoeworth is $878,500. republicans on average $957,500 and the rest of us is about $96,000, in case you're wondering, the president's net worth is about $7.3 million, he's had a lot of money from book deals. you want to know who the richest of the rich are, jared polis, $143 million, internet company start-up guru out of colorado, jean casarez, $231, married to a haines heir's, senator bob corker $59 million and representative darrell issa from california is the car alarm king, $448 million. when you look at a lot in
congress, some had wealth, married wealth, created wealth through companies, some are serial entrepreneurs. there's no question the people talking about the 1% versus the 99% fairness, taxes, income and equality ain't like you and me, folks. >> anybody throwing peanuts at the tv, isn't this the american dream, what we're all striving for, to do well? >> we've chosen our lawmakers from wealth. i'm not a congressional historian, there's rockefellers in there, always been a lot of -- >> but when you're talking about the 1%, dogging them and all that. >> it's keeping them honest thing. know who they are, when you listen to them, just remember, you know, they're -- >> don't indict them. >> they have no trouble paying the mortgage and might not have a mortgage. >> thank you, christine. >> if you're going orun for congress you have to afford it, probably have to make some money somewhere.
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cheap bo chief bombmaker is still operating. the yemenis are upset americans did not share information with them. the fbi manhunt continues for adam mayes, snted of kidnapping a tennessee mother and three daughters. authorities confirm the bodies of the mother and one of the daughters were found in the backyard of his mississippi home in shallow graves. they say that mayes is considered armed and dangerous. north carolina voters heading to the polls to decide whether they're in favor of a constitutional amendment on same-sex marriage, it's called mbd one amendment one and it would change the language to say marriage between one man and one woman will be the only marriage recognized in the state. it could be the end of the road for america's longest
running senator. richard lugar is trailing state treasurer tea party backed richard murdoch. look at the ad the camp is running against the moderate look lugar. >> since 19 6 dick lugar voted for the brady bill, the bridge to nowhere, the dream act, the t.a.r.p. bailia, sonya society maya, esotomayor, dick lugar, n wonder he's called obama's favorite republican. >> he's taking a lot of political hit. paul steinhauser, we talked about the latest polls, an independent bipartisan poll conducted last week, ten-point lead is what they're saying murdomu murdock has. can lugar help this off?
>> amongst. ten points moudock is up. in early march lugar with a slight advantage but not a lot and the turnaround since them. zorai zoraida, i've been talking to local tea party groups in indiana, they've been targeting lugar since before the 2010 midterm elections. they have a lot of problems with him and his stances on the issues, feel he's way too moderate for indiana and the thing that's hurt him also is residency, in the last couple of weeks, that he doesn't own a home in indiana anymore, he owns a home here in the washington, d.c., area. it could be the end of the line for dick lugar who is somebody known as reaching across the aisle to work with the other side especially on foreign policy achievements. look at this, if lugar loses he won't be the only moderate who is leaving the senate. bunch of others are retiring, olympia snowe of maine, joe lieberman of connecticut and
kent conrad and ben nelson of north dakota and nebraska. lot of senators able to work with the other side to get things done will not be there most likely next year. >> exactly what president obama had wanted. a big endorsement for romney last night. i'm calling it a little underwhelming. tell us about it. >> came out around 11:00 last night from former senator rick santorum. he suspended his campaign for the gop nomination back in april. he met with mitt romney last friday, a 90-minute meeting in the pittsburgh area. he sends out the e-mail to supporters, go 13 graphs down, above all else, we both agree that president obama must be defeated. the task will not be easy. it will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. he is urging governor romney to
put more conservatives on his staff and team and will keep lines of communication going but nothing about the two men campaigning together. we'll see what happens. >> that was my question to you, do you think that will happen? >> it might but there is a lot of bad blood going back to the primary. romney wanted his endorsement, why, because a lot of social and tea party supporters backed santorum and not romney in the primaries. >> the question is, will it work? thank you so much, mr. paul steinhaus steinhauser, we appreciate it. 37 past 6:00 on the east coast. come up, jill dougherty sitting down with sec. stare of state clinton clinton, obviously after she sat down with that gentleman. she'll tell us what the secretary said to her. first rob marciano is ek checking the travel forecast. >> a slow moving system across the eastern third and heavy rain with that. flood watches and flash flood
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it's 41 minutes past 6:00 on the east coast. secretary of state hillary clinton is wrapping up her visit to india this morning, coming down hard on pakistan for what she says is not doing enough to combat terrorism. she's also discussing china and the activist chen guangchan in a wide ranging exclusive interview with jill dougherty, live from new delhi, india, she's been following the secretary of state. great to have you on to talk about your sitdown. we heard from her in a public news conference on the bomb-making plot coming out of yemen. i wanted to ask you off the bat about her private comments regarding this chinese activist and the situation that america and china found themselves in over this one guy. >> right and you know it really was quite dramatic because the beginning of this trip, which lasted for about a week was in beijing. secretary clinton was there just
as mr. chen a few days after he had arrived and of course, all of the diplomatic drama happened while she was there. when i asked her whether or not china will follow through on its promise, it was a very nuanced but important sound, so let's listen to it. >> i think that we're looking forward to welcoming him to the united states. he is still in the hospital, receiving medical treatment, some of which was recommended by the embassy doctors who examined him. we remain in close contact with him. we know that chinese officials have visited him in the hospital in order to begin processing necessary papers, and we're doing the same in order to prepare the way so that he can come here and pursue his
studies. >> and one of the other issues, of course, is that there is a smear campaign against chen right now, and also some of his friends and relatives are being arrested, some of them have been beaten, and i asked the secretary about that. she said that things like that are being raised, but again, very careful in saying only that we are looking forward to welcoming him in the united states. so you can read into that i think ashleigh that the united states wants to make sure he actually gets out, obviously, before saying anything much stronger. >> and touch on if you will, jill, will the secretary's stance on pakistan. she had very hard words for pakistan in terms of what they're doing to help combat the war on terror. >> she did. it's a constant issue in relations between the united states and pakistan. is pakistan doing enough to fight terrorism? we've had the issue of the
drones, et cetera. so she was pretty straight ahead that pakistan does have to do more so that pakistanis themselves, as she put it, can go to their mosque, can go to the market and not have to face wrath of terrorists. >> jill dougherty, thanks very much for joining us. we're going to take a quick break and we'll be right back. today, we stand against the tyranny of single mile credit cards. battle speech right? may i? [ horse neighs ] for too long, people have settled for single miles. with the capital one venture card, you'll earn double miles on every purchase, every day! [ visigoths cheer ] hawaii, here we come. [ alec ] so sign up today for a venture card at capitalone.com. and start earning double. [ all ] double miles! [ brays ] what's in your wallet? can you play games on that? not on the runway. no.
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it is 48 minutes past the hour. christine romans is following our top stories of the day. >> signs that al qaeda is adjusting in a foiled plot to blow up a u.s.-bound passenger jet. new this hour a source says the saudis provided the tip. the fbi analyzing the bomb, the device similar to the one the
underwear bomber tried to ignite christmas day 2009. this one more sophisticated, possibly undetectable. it came from the lab of al qaeda's chief bombmaker, who is still on the loose, trading other bombmaker s and making ne bombs. >> a former writer is expected to testify in john edwards' trial. she is expected to say money was being used to cover up his extramarital affair. two people are in ft. wayne, indiana, for allegedly driving a car with four children strapped to the hood. police arrested a man for driving intoxicated a woman for questioning. none of the four kids age 4 to 7 appear to be injured. set of prints from marilyn
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saudi intelligence providing that tip. we'll tuck about it this morning with congressman peter king and national contributor fran townsend will join us as well. we'll talk to the ema'am faisal abdul rouf, the driver behind the mosque. and "360" term senator dick lugar is trailing in the polls against a taken party backed challenger. he'll talk about what he thinks the future holds for him, could it be victory? the air force standing by the f-22 raptor even though some pilots say it's not safe to fly. we'll tell you what's happening. if you're headed to work follow us on cnn.com/startingpoint. back to you guys. see you at the top of the hour. >> thank you, i'll be watching, trust me. if you want to snag a first class seat on a plane or a
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our starting point this morning, another foiled al qaeda bomb plot, the target a u.s.-bound flight. the device is said to be more sophisticated and maybe undetectable. who tipped off the feds? we'll talk with congressman peter king, point man on homeland security. hold on, i'm getting to it, it's coming. rick santorum, took him about 13 paragraphs to finally get to it but he endorsed mitt romney in a late night e-mail and lies to cover cheap shots. former new orleans saint swearing he was ordered to play dumb about the bounty scandal. it's tuesday, may 8th and the "starting point" begins right now. our starting point is the cia stopping a terrorist plot to blow up an airplane and new this morning a source says it was the saudis able to provide that tip. we're told the de i