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nose, two black eyes, and a bloody head. some say this evidence from george zimmerman's family doctor could bolster zimmerman's claim that he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense. the exam was taken one day after the shooting. a lawyer for trayvon martin's family says the family has questions about this medical report. and the man known as the butcher of bosnia went on trial today. former general ratko ma laddic is charged with war crimes. they say he personally over jaw the massacre of 8,000 muslim men and boys in one city. defense attorneys in the john edwards' attorney rested their case just two days after they started. closing arguments are set to begin tomorrow. the jury is expected to get the case on friday. edwards didn't take the stand, neither did his former mystery rielle hunter. we'll have a live report in a
few moments, but first joe johns takes a look at how edwards went from rising politician to a guy who could face decades behind bars. >> reporter: john edwards, the politician, remember him? >> we have much work to do because the truth is we still live in a country where there are two different americas. >> reporter: but as it turned out, mr. two americas here had two very different faces himself, and one of them wasn't very pretty. people close to him said it was the face of betrayal, betrayal of the people closest to him, his late wife elizabeth, his supporters, staffers, contributors. granded, edwards was a promising politician at first, successful democratic senator from the south. telegenic guy, rich trial lawyer, but a spokesman for the poor. smart but homegrown. talked such a good game he got picked up as john kerry's running mate in 2004. >> i have chosen a man who
understands and defends the values of america. >> reporter: but it didn't work out, so next election cycle edwards jumped into the race for the white house once again and by early 2008 -- >> it's time for me to step aside. >> reporter: he was out. but not before getting entangled in a messy relationship with a woman named rielle hunter. she eventually gave birth to edwards' child. edwards at first denied having the affair and then denied being the father. but last year he finally admitted it. the story reached a sleazy low point when a videotape surfaced that's reported to show edwards and hunter having sex. the tape wound up in the hands of former edwards' staffer andrew young who turned it over to a kousht after rielle hunter filed a lawsuit. it took eight months before edwards' wife, elizabeth, suffering from terminal cancer, learned the extent of the affair, and before she died last year she went public with her feelings in a book and numerous tv appearances. >> maybe it was that 30-year
investment i had in my marriage. maybe it was that i could not separate the flawed man before me from the boy with whom i fell in love in 1975. it does not matter now. >> reporter: the death of elizabeth edwards might have been the end of the story except for the fact there has yet to be a full public accounting. edwards raised $43.9 million in campaign money in his bid for the white house. where some of it came from and where it went has been carefully scrutinized. rielle hunter worked for the campaign and got paid as a videographer. questions have been raised whether any of the federal campaign funds donated to support edwards might have been used improperly, misreported, not reported at all, or used to keep the affair quiet. andrew young said he was persuaded to claim rielle hunter's child was his own and that he went to great lengths as edwards' aide to help conceal the affair. >> this is john edwards' idea from the beginning. >> reporter: which brings us back to the golden boy, a once
rising politician with so much promise. something like this could never have been part of the plan. >> and now to the plan to keep edwards out of jail, as we mentioned, the defense just wrapping up its case without calling edwards or his daughter cate or rielle hunter to the stand. diane dimond is outside the courthouse here in gronsboin gr north carolina. diane, this was a pretty big day. it happened pretty quickly. what do you think the strategy was behind not calling all those witnesses? >> reporter: you know, i don't know. and i don't think anybody back there knows either. it was such a surprise, suzanne. get this, after three weeks of the prosecution's case, the defense steps up, they have two days of testimony. there's a little bit of cross on one of their witnesses today. two days of testimony, seven witnesses. i was stunned that it stopped so quickly and that no cate, no
rielle, no john edwards. this is a man who made his bones, made his millions of dollars convincing juries of things as a civil attorney, and you just know he wanted to take the stand, but in the end the team decided, nope. >> were the jurors as shocked as you were that they were not going to hear from him? >> reporter: you know what? i think they were happy. i was looking at them as they came back in and the judge described to them what had happened, that there would be no more witnesses, and they all sort of looked at each other like what? did we hear that right? and she announced that the closings will be tomorrow, and they may, i think, be limbed to just 45 minutes the way the openings were, and then the jury will get the case and start deliberating on friday. >> and so what was edwards' reaction here? what was his demeanor today now that he didn't have to go and explain himself? >> reporter: very somber. he has -- i have said this to you before but i have to keep
saying it. every day he walks into that courtroom a little more diminished as a man. he walks very slowly. he's very thin. he's got a gray cast to his face that you know, suzanne, that part of this was delayed for a while because he had a heart condition, and he doesn't look like a well man, but then again when you're facing 30 years in prison and the likelihood of a $1.5 million fine, i guess it would get to anybody. so i don't want to read too much into it, but he was very quiet today, and by the way, kacate d not even show up in court. his parents were here as usual, but no cate. >> do we know why she didn't show up today? >> reporter: i don't know. she came yesterday with a friend, somebody she was calling danielle. she was kind of dressed up and we thought today is the day. >> right. >> reporter: nothing. and then she didn't even show here today, so i think that probably mr. edwards is deferring to his defense team
that said there would just be no good purpose served for her to be there because you know if she did take the stand, it could be said that john edwards was using his daughter in this federal case to explain this torrid, ugly affair and that could work against him. >> diane, i understand that it is an important aspect in the testimony, the date of the conception of the baby between john edwards and rielle hunter. can you explain why? >> reporter: that's a really good question. i'm glad you brought that up. there were stipulations read to the jury today, just both sides agree to these facts. one of them was the date of conception of this baby, and i'll break it down for you because it was very long and complicated. but as read the stipulation says that rielle hunter could not have known she was pregnant until june 3rd. this is based on her ob sta
titio ob st doctors report. if she couldn't have known that she was pregnant until june 3rd, bunny mellon started writing checks on june 5th. so it raises a very interesting set of questions and just one of many that this jury is going to have to ponder during deliberations. >> well, diane dimond, as always, breaking it down for us in a way we can understand all of the legalese and the details and the flavor coming out of that courtroom. thank you. here is a look at what we have coming in the hour. payoff in greece. as the world economy is on the line. why a run on the banks could affect us all. and they make cameras, but what was weapons grade uranium doing in the basement of a kodak plant and what if it had gotten into the hands of a terrorist. and they promise to change your shape and drop your weight just by stepping out in a pair
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all right. many of you bought into the hype. you believed those sketchers commercials that promised those shoes would help you lose weight. the government now says that skechers deceived you. andra endojoins us. a lot of people have friends who bought skechers and it didn't live up to the hype. >> it was a little too good to be true. how can shoes really make you avoid the gym when you have to put in all that hard work and sweat. >> what did they claim? >> well, the federal trade commission investigated skechers claim that their shapeup shoes helped people burn calories and tone up. they found those advertised
claims were actually false and misleading. the investigation spanned 44 states and the district of columbia and the company has agreed to pay $40 million in a settlement, and skechers is considered an industry leader in toning footwear and each pair costs around $60 to $100. listen to what the ftc had to say. >> keche eskechers has advertise shoes since 2009 with lines like make your bottom half your better half. when comparing its toning footwear to standard fitness shoes, skechers put its foot in its mouth by making unproven claims its toning footwear strengthens muscles, increases weight loss, reduces body fat, and improves circulation and aerobic conditioning. >> and skechers spent big bucks
trying to sell those claims, sell those shoes with commercials featuring celebrities like kim kardashian and brooke burke and one commercial even ran during last year's super bowl. customers who bought these shoes will be eligible for refunds either straight from the ftc or throughout a class action lawsuit. suzanne? >> yeah, that's an expensive shoe there, 100 bucks. is the government trying to spend a message about false advertising to other companies? it was very colorful his comments about putting their foot in their mouth. >> you can see how passionate they are. the ftc is certainly trying to crack down on this federal offense of false advertising. just last fall, suzanne, reebok forked over $25 million in customer refunds after the ftc charged that company also have deceptive advertising on tony shoes and apparel. suzanne? >> all right. sandra, thank you very much.
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your money could actually get hit by an economic emergency that's taking place in greece. it's not an exaggeration. greek people are now pulling money out of their banks. hundreds of millions of euros and the people are also starting to panic. could not happen at a worse time. greece doesn't have an elected government in charge right now. the interim prime minister is running things until new elections in about a month or so. i want to bring in richard quest to talk about this. when you listen to what's taking place in greece, people are panicking. they're emptying the bank accounts. it sounds like a hot mess. i mean, what are people afraid of? what are they doing? >> well, i think i would suggest perhaps one step backwards from that. yes, the number -- the amount of money being taken out of banks at the moment has risen. so the withdrawals are high. what they are afraid of is that greece will eventually leave the eurozone, and the euro will no
longer be the currency. look, it is a mess, and it's a mess for this reason. just think of yourself at the moment, suzanne. you may well have a mortgage that's in dollars. you may have assets that are also in dollars. you may have a bank account overseas that's in euros or pounds sterling. if you're a small company, you may have debts in one currency and assets in another. what people in greece now fear is that if the country leaves the eurozone, well, what happens to those savings? do they become newly devalued as a new drachma? do their debts say in euros? it's a mess, and that is what's behind this at the moment. >> and, richard, is it possible that if they get out of the eurozone, they go back to the original currency, would their economy just simply collapse at that point? >> yes. >> yes. >> well, you asked a question and you got the answer.
the truth is, suzanne, yes, i put it in very strong terms like that for a deliberate reason, because i'm getting weary of pundits galore throwing around this idea that greece is somehow going to leave the eurozone and it's not going to be the most awful occasion for the people in greece. let me speculate -- not speculate. let me predict what happens if they leave the eurozone. a, the banking system collapses. b, vast corporate bankruptcies as companies have to deal with debts in one currency, income in another. c, a complete collapse of incomes and prices around all sorts of things. d, possible civil unrest as pensions and welfare payments are no longer made. there's an argument that says from this wreckage will come a new, stronger devalued but more
competitive greece. but the damage that will happen on the way in that respect is going to be quite breathtaking. for that to happen in a mature eu country, well, you can imagine. >> do you believe that that could -- there could be some good that comes out of it? you sound very skeptical about that. >> i believe that -- well, i hesitate to say good. traditional economic theory says that if they go down this road, they will become more competitive. we saw it in argentina, in other countries that have devalued, but in those countries they didn't have a currency that they changed. they stuck with the same currency. in greece's case you're talking about a wholesale currency change, not just a competitive devaluation or a recession. suzanne, i know it's complicated stuff, and i realize we are at the extremities, but i promise you this, if greece leaves the eurozone, it will be a mess, and it will take them a very long
type to rebuild that economy again. >> it sounds like a very big mess there. i want to ask you one other thing here because obviously it sounds like it could fall apart in greece-what would the ripple effect be here? you're talking about the rest of europe and, you know, we've got to talk about the united states, too. >> yes. and i have no hesitation. so let's just say greece does leave the eurozone. immediately the speculation becomes is itly, ireland, spain, portugal, who is next, whether valid or not, it doesn't matter. the market will speculate to its heart's content. after that you have a crisis of confidence in the eurozone, a huge amount of trade is done between the united states and the european union. there's a crisis of confidence and just like that proverbial pebble in the water, out goes the ripples, and, you know, i was talking a short while ago to congressman barney frank, and the congressman was saying, you know, one of the big worries in
the u.s. better than expected recovery is if there's a further crisis in the eurozone because it will hit the united states. so anybody in middle america that thinks what's happening in greece doesn't affect them, they are seriously mistaken. >> listen up. all right. richard quest, thank you very much, as always. want you to listen to these words very carefully. you don't mess with the grandmother, especially when your grandmother has been the queen of england for 60 years. britain's prince harry, they are spilling the beeps. they sat down for a long tv interview. max foster in london. max, wow, you almost never hear these guys talk about their lives and what they're doing. what are they saying? >> particularly william. he really has what's described as a tolerance attitude toward the media. he doesn't really like doing
interviews, even like appearing before the cameras. but certainly since the royal wedding him and catherine have had this phenomenal year. harry has been doing really well as well over the last year, and this is the year where the queen celebrates 60 years on the throne, and they really want to shine the spotlight on her as we head into the jubilee celebrations. they did this program talking about the queen to promote her. let's listen to a few of their words. >> she's our grandmother. >> as i learn from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother. >> she hasn't friended you on facebook. >> no. why, has she friended you? >> hopefully after this interview she will. >> katie couric a bit confused about whether the queen does her own facebook page. i can assure you it's a large team of people that do it, and certainly not her. >> why do you suppose they're doing this now? >> the reason really is we're heading up to the jubilee weekend and that's just in a couple of weeks, and they want
to really shine a light on that occasion looking ahead to it. and abc has bought the u.s. rights to a big jubilee concert. william and harry have been involved in organizing that. so this is all part of the build-up really to what's turning into a global event rather than just a british one. >> are there any surprises? do they reveal anything we didn't know or that they can dish about a little bit? >> you have the full content of the stuff we've been given. more details will be revealed a bit later on but that's what we've been given so far. it is interesting to see them. you don't have prince charles or other royal in a sit down interview and harry and william would normally do that. you're seeing them walking through clarence house or in the garden along a walk and that's quite interesting. they're introducing i think a more informal touchy-feely interactive type of royalty. they're younger, more funky, but you can see them really defining their generation now.
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president obama meets with congress yam leaders while bickering over the budget and the debt of course heating up. after stopping by a d.c. daily, the president was meeting with leaders from both parties over lunch. republicans say the president needs to do more but he called on congress to take action. >> the economy is recovering, but we have a long way to go. too many people are still out of work. we have some headwinds, the situation in europe, and still a difficult housing market, and so we want to sustain momentum, one
of the ways we can sustain momentum is for congress to take some actions right now even though it's election eason, even though there's gridlock, even though there's partnership, take some actions right now that would really make a difference. >> where is the president's plan to tackle our looming debt crisis? where is the president's plan to stop the largest tax increase in american history from occurring on january the 1st? where is the president's plan to replace these indiscriminate cuts to our military which will devastate their ability to keep america secure? it's time for us to deal with the big issues that are affecting our country and our society. we spent enough time playing small ball. >> president obama is pushing congress to pass his to-do list which includes tax breaks for small businesses as well as hope and health for struggling
homeowners. a fiery joe biden getting loud today in ohio. he's hammering republicans on jobs in the heart of the rust belt. want you to listen in. >> things really are starting to come back. there are signs of life and hope in the heartland. jobs are starting to come back and the jobs that are coming back are the kinds of jobs you can build a middle class family on, manufacturing jobs, descece paying jobs, so you can live in a safe neighborhood, open your home, not rent your home. if a kids want to, be able to send your kid to college or send him to trade school. and, by the way, one thing i do resent, i resent when they talk about families like mine that i grew up in. i resent the fact that they think we're talking about it's
job envy, it's wealth envy, that we don't dream. my mother believed and my father believed that if i wanted to be president of the united states, i could be. i could be vice president. my mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire. my mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams. [ applause ] they don't get us. they don't get who we are. they don't understand, it seems to me. again, they're not bad, they just don't get it. >> vice president on a two-day tour of a critical midwestern swing state. and the mother of a mentally ill homeless man is going to get a million dollar settlement for the beating death of her son kelly thomas. the city of fullerton, california, approved this payment a week after two of its police officers were ordered to stand trial for this beating.
surveillance video very disturbing here shows these officers hitting thomas with baton, with fist. they taser him repeatedly as he begs for mercy. thomas died five days later. the wife of former syracuse university assistant basketball coach bernie fine announced last hour she's suing espn and two of its reporters. lau laurie fine says they destroyed her reputation. it comes after her husband was fired from syracuse amid allegations he sexually molested two former ball boys. his wife was dragged into the scandal after espn aired a phone call with one of the accusers. espn has issued this statement saying, quote, we haven't had an opportunity to review the cla complaint. we stand by our reporting. airport security coming under fire today on capitol hill. new government report says tsa is failing to adequately report,
track, and even fix security breaches. i want to bring in lizzie o'leary joining us from washington. i understand congress is holding a hear on this issue and the report from the department of homeland security is pretty damning. what does it say? >> reporter: it gives you a picture, suzanne, of sort of the whole scenario of what a security breach is and how many there were. this started when there were a number of incidents at newark airport and the new jersey senator frank lautenberg said i want to know more, i want to look into this. things like a knife getting through a check point. a man getting passed security without going through security. even a dead dog loaded onto a plane without being screened for explosives. he asked for this report. he looked at newark and five other airports. what they found, i want to put up some numbers, 42% of security breaches were not being accurately reported, and then only about half of those were actually being fixed. any corrective action was taken. and the most important thing is there really wasn't a widespread
system for tsa to step back and take a 30,000 foot look at the whole picture here. that's what prompted this hearing. you are hearing lawmakers say how did this all fit together? how do we do a better job? listen to an exchange from that hearing. >> so there's no depository where one could go and pull up all of the breaches that have occurred. >> well, first, you know, they need to have like i said earlier and the chairman alluded to, there needs to be a clear definition of what a breach is. and then tsa needs to give clear guidance to the airports what to report and when it report, and then tsa needs to follow through that. >> reporter: so you heard that, a clear definition of a clearer way to go to sort of stop this scatter shot approach. that's what congress is looking at to figure out how this stom works together.
>> do they have any suggestions on how to fix it? >> tsa has essentially said we agree with a lot of the parts of this report, and we are working on trying to get a better system because that allows them to have theoretically a much more coordinated approach to this to know, for example, if there is a pattern of how security is being breached, whether it's at one airport or one specific checkpoint at an airport. that's what they're working toward doing. some of these breaches are older but we still get reports of things that are happening. this is about coordinating all that information into one central place. >> makes sense. thank you. a dashboard camera puts you in the driver's seat of a terrifying ride. a car that apparently takes off by itself. the driver has no control. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year.
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their hyundai sonata while driving in korea. >> footage from a car crash in south korea have gone viral. online there have been almost 2 million people watching it in just a week. it has also sparked a government-led investigation. the 30-year-old son of the couple in the car who only wants to be identified by their surname kwan says he posted the footage of the may 6th crash online because he wanted to prove it wasn't his father's fault. the footage is from a camera attached to the rear view marer. kwan tells cnn his parents both in their 60s heard a weird noise before the son na to accelerated. the footage shows the car swerving to avoid other vehicles and also driving through two red lights. it eventually crashed into a stationary car at a speed believed to be around 80 miles
an hour or 128 kilometers. kwan says his mother underwent an operation for internal bleeding and is waiting for a second operation on her back, and his father has fractured ribs and finger. an official investigation is under way. the ministry of land, transport, and maritime affairs says they're currently investigating four other cases of sudden unintended acceleration. they declined our request for an interview but sent a statement saying the vehicle is being investigated by the korean national forensic service. there is no time estimate for the conclusion of the investigation. japanese carmaker toyota recalled millions of cars back in 2009 due to cases of sudden unintended acceleration. paula hancocks, cnn, seoul. never before has technology played such a critical part in deciding who becomes the next president. we'll show you how the campaigns are capitalizing on cyberspace.
we know what it's like to get flooded with campaign ads on tv. now you can see political ads the next time you watch a video on youtube. it targets voters by zip code. dana bash has the story. >> reporter: want to watch these funny moments on youtube? first duracell wants to sell you batteries. how about some cool snowboarding? wait, chevy wants you to check out its new car.
now the political world is catching up to corporate america in online advertising. the chamber of commerce is using brand new technology to help seven house republicans candidates in new york state. the technology allows them to target voters by finding their computers in specific zip codes like out here on long island an 11954, voters click on youtube and they will see an ad against democrat tim bishop. >> where was congressman pitch shop when they wanted to push energy bills higher? >> vetters in central new york will see a different ad, with unthat promotes its republican congresswoman. this technology became available in march. corporations used it, but it's the first time it's being used in public policy. >> we believe it's the first time it's being done in such an aggressive and sophisticated manner. >> reporter: gop strategist scott reed now with the chamber of commerce says these ads will pop up for a two-week trial run while the same ads will be on
tv. youtube users cannot not watch the ad. youtube will gather key information like estimated age, gender, and interest. it also tests the ad's messages. >> we're able to go in and look at how long people are on the ads, if they like the ads and stay to the end of the ad. >> reporter: dan is a democrat challenging an incumbent republican. he argues this new frontier in political ads won't help what he calls a flawed message. >> voters know what they're interested in. they can see through things like this because they know her record is one of trying to end medicare as we know it and again raise taxes on working families. >> dana bash joins us live. i remember it seemed pretty cutting edge back in 2008, the obama campaign started texting us all the time, and now it's taken a whole -- it's gone to a
whole new level here. >> reporter: yes. >> first of all, is there any way that you can like stop it? you know, like if you were on youtube and you're like i don't want to see this ad? >> reporter: that's a great question. the answer is yes. the way youtube works with these particular ads is you have five seconds to hit close ad and if you close it, it's done, and by the way, whomever is putting up the ad, in this case the chamber of commerce, they don't pay for it in that case. there's sometimes when you click on some websites, it's called a forced watch, not in this case. >> they are actually using zip codes to figure out where we are and which district and which candidate is trying to target which voting group how does that work? >> exactly. that is what is so knew about this particular technology. the obama campaign back in 2008 used zip codes to contact people and to locate people and to help gather their voters list on cell phones, et cetera. our understanding is that they have not used this technology quite yet in terms of actually
putting out political ads on youtube, but it's only a matter of time. in fact, suzanne, our team was surfing around on youtube to get a sense of this story, and we actually clicked on a justin bieber video, and up popped -- it wasn't an obama campaign ad, but it was an ad for -- against mitt romney on a justin bieber video. it was not zip code targeted but it gives you an idea of how pervasive these ads are becoming. >> that's really strange. you wouldn't expect that would be the case. justin bieber, all the bieber lovers or whatever, they go and see these political ads. >> reporter: go figure. >> is it expensive for them to do? we talk about the money being poured into the campaign. >> reporter: it could add up. we're told by google officials that the average cost of a click is 10 cents to 15 cents a click. it doesn't sound like that much but the cost depends on how many
clicks they get. the more people they get to watch the ads, the more expensive it is. it definitely does seem to be -- to have the potential to be much more cost-effective for these political campaigns and for these outside groups to do this on the web. not only because of the small cost per click, but also because they really can get sometimes maybe a scary way for us consumers a lot of feedback on the demographic, on the kind of person who is watching, their age, gender, and also what they think about this ad depending on where they stop watching it. >> right, right. a lot of information they're able to gather. thank you, dana. really appreciate it. we're not going to tell who went to that bieber ad. who was the bieber fan there. thanks. >> reporter: i'll admit it. >> i knew it. herman cain, remember him? the former pizza mogul and gop candidate isn't exactly a kingmaker in the race for the white house but it's not stopped him from coming out today to endorse mitt romney for president.
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responsibility. what's your policy? shocking revelations from kodak. the camera company once used highly enriched uranium. >> reporter: it was kept in a subbasement cavity in an underground labyrinth near a place called building 82, deep in the heart of a research complex. it was called the california flux multiplier, or cfx, about the size of a refrigerator, it enriched uranium. it wasn't at some arms factory in the old soviet union, but at kodak. that's right, the company that brought us the instamatic camera. >> it was two feet of enriched concrete. the ceiling over it was, again, two feet of concrete and then
eight feet of earth. so it was really a well shielded instrument. >> reporter: albert faldo worked at the research lab in rochester, new york. it was not a nuclear reactor. i produced neutrons that kodak says were used to test chemicals and products like film for impurities. kodak operated it for more than 30 years until 2007. kodak said it never intended to hide the cfx, but the fact that the company was handling highly enriched uranium was never highly publicized. >> as soon as you mention nuclear, it sends up red flags and bells and whistles go off and people have a natural aversion to it. so they probably didn't want to arouse the local neighborhood. >> reporter: kodak says it was safe, no radiation ever leaked out, that it wasn't in the concentrated form needed to make
a weapon and it was well secured. still -- >> we don't want iran to have it, it's okay for kodak to have it? >> if you have enough highly enriched uranium you can use it to make a weapon. in smaller quantities, it might not be enough, but you can imagine an adversary that was coordinat coordinated. could steal enough in different areas to consolidate and have enough for a bomb. >> kodak had about 3.5 pounds of uranium at a time, well under the 45 pounds it takes to make a weapon. but a bomb that could severely damage a city doesn't have to be big. >> the scale is very modest, not too much highly enriched uranium needed for a 10 kilaton bomb, right? >> it would fit in this container. that's all you need. what we call the itch vised nuclear device, the ind would fit in the minivan you see behind me. >> reporter: there are 31
research reactors in the u.s. most of them are at universities but some private companies like dow chemical, ge, hitachi and arrow test have them. still, the nuclear regulatory commission say most of them use lower enriched fuel. brian todd, cnn, washington. all right. a nod to my friend ashleigh been a -- banfield. >> i get it. very nice, very nice. i'm ashleigh banfield in for brooke baldwin. snow mistress, no daughter, no john edwards. the former senator's lawyers resting their case. they didn't call any high profile witnesses to the stand in this very lengthy story. after tomorrow's closing arguments, the fate of the man who wanted to be president will be up to 12 simple people in a jury. find out what went down inside of court just a short time ago in a moment. first, however, today, man did
things get even worse if they could in greece. complete political failure. a temporary prime minister named, new elections called and then there's this -- a run on greek banks and concern that greece's future in the euro zone could certainly be in big trouble. the creeks are pulling out hundreds of millions of euros, fear that they're going to continue to do this. and that it's going to absolutely domino. why all of this. are we in trouble, can you break this down for americans who are wondering how is it such a mess? >> you said it. this is all about fear. you know, when people withdraw money, they stuff it under their mat tres. when they thinks that banks are safe and there's nowhere to turn. that's what you're seeing happen in greece right now. the greek people have pulled out $800 million since monday. the president of greece's central bank says what's happening here is he's not seeing panic, but there's a
danger of panic. when they panic, they act irrationally. that makes things worse. and there's talk that greece can may not be able to stay in the euro zone. that is what's sparking all of this fear. if that happens and greece goes back to its original currency, the worry is the drachma won't be worth as much. and there's one more thing you can pile on to this issue. this is all happening as there's political -- absolute political gridlock for greece. greece right now does not have a government in place. the euro zone needs to have a government in place.
right now, there are elections in june. but it's unclear whether they're going to have leaders in place by then. a lot of leaders say they want greece to stay in the euro zone. even angela merkel said we're willing to make concessions for greece, but greece still has to stick to its guns for many of the reasons that it accepted its debt plan earlier in the year. so there's a lot of uncertainty going on. greece no doubt about it is in bad financial shape. ashl ashleigh? >> there are a lot of people in america saying let them deal with their problems. i have my own problems here. we're having all sorts of issues with our congress, dealing with unemployment, et cetera. does what they do affect me and maybe particularly my 401(k)? >> it would. it would. we are not isolated. there are big ripple effects with what's going on in europe, with what's going on in greece. you know, one analyst says if greece exit the euro, it's not
going to be alone. we could see runs on banks in other countries, too. and guess what? u.s. companies are exposed to europe. just giving you an example here. citigroup may not be exposed to greece, per say, but it may be affected by portugal, france. if other countries get hit, that will affect u.s. companies. if you've got those companies, meaning stock shares in your portfolio, you're going to see a hit on your portfolio. it's kind of like six degrees of separation, but there aren't six degrees. we're closer to europe than that. >> yeah, the world is flat and there's no better proof of it than this. appreciate it. >> we're going to break down a couple more issues with regard to the greece financial crisis. richard quest is going to join me. i'm going to specifically ask him this. and this isn't such a crazy
question. why don't they sell some of those beautiful jewels called the greek islands? apparently there's a couple of world leaders who have recommended so. also, this financial crisis. not for you or me necessary. or maybe. the fbi is now on jpmorgan chase's case. you remember that last week the bank announced the loss of $2 billion. that's all from investing in bad credit default swaps. today, robert mueller confirmed that the bureau has started its own preliminary investigation. although it would not say, no specifics on what charges could end up coming out of all of this. and a senator encouraged this investigation. >> i think that the american public really has lost faith in many other enforcement agencies partly because of the delay and lack of results and i think the fbi's involvement is a very constructive and important
presence in this area. >> thank you. >> well, yesterday, the security and exchange commission announcing it's going to investigate chase. today, we hear the fbi. tomorrow, lots of work ahead for chase. without question. a lot of other news unfolding right now as well. rapid fire. so roll it. four wildfires still burning in arizona. officials pleading for people to get out of otheir homes. this isn't a drill. one firefighter said one of the firefighters could still hit crown king, an historic mining town. the fire has tripled in size in the last 24 hours, too. also making news, a high school in florida evacuated after at least 12 students and their teacher broke out in mysterious rashes. they were all in the same classroom when they suddenly began complaining about being itc itchy. hazmat units rushed to the scene and set up a decontaminate tent where the students had to shower and change clothes.
have the helicopter shot from above, but still no word yet on how all this happened. very strange. the government says sketchers, you know, makers of those fancy shoes, apparently sketchers lied to people when it said that shape ups, those fancy shoes that you thought would help your butt, when they said it would tone your butt and legs and help you lose weight, wasn't true. sketchers had to pay $40 million to refunds to you and me. and our butts. do you remember kim kardashian, she helped push shape ups. guess what? since then, it's had a $1 billion in sales. again, you and me. paying that out. also news, a zit korean man says his dash cam video is proof that his parents hyundai sonata just went ber zerk in traffic. look at the video and listen. >> whoa, right into the back of
that car. this car accelerated up to 80 miles an hour before it crashed. his parents did survive the inciden incident the korean is investigating this incident. hyundai says the vehicle is being inspected as well. president obama is about to give a hero a long overdue big recognition. in the next hour, he's going to posthumously award the special honor to leslie sabo who shielded a grenade. he was recommended for the medal 42 years oork b s ago at that t the paperwork was lost until recently. we have a whole lot more to cover in the next two hours. take a look at this -- he dons
an army uniform every day to serve and protect this country. so how does a u.s. soldier end up in the middle of this melee. i'm ashleigh been ashleigh banf. the news starts now. >> ball boys accuse a syracuse coach of abuse. but months later, no charges have been filed against bernie fine. and now his wife is going after espn. >> it is impossible for me to describe here today what espn has taken away from me. >> and how do you fire a spy? >> don't talk to him, don't waste your time. >> cnn speaks with a former cia operative about the burn notice. ok! who gets occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas or bloating?
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espn for libel along with a reporter and a producer. >> i'm here today as a wife and a mother who has had to endure the trauma of being smeared in the public as a monster. my family and close friends have stood by me. they know i'm a kind and loving person, but my life has been sde stroied through the deaf nation i have suffered and this will last a do i have time. -- lifetime. >> she's the wife of bernie fine who lost his job at syracuse after former ball boys accused him of sexual abuse. in november, espn's "outside the lines" aired an audiotape of a conversation that davis claimed he taped with laurie fine back in 2002. now, her suit claims the tape was, quote, admittedly doctored substantially, inaudible and entirely speculative. mark schwarz and arthur burkow, the reporter and the producer
are also named in this suit. espn says, quote, this suit is without merit and we are standing by our reporting. bernie fine is under a criminal investigation, but there's been no announcement about the status of the case. i want to bring in lisa bloom, who is an attorney and author of the new best sweller "swagger 10 urgent rules of raising boys in an era of failing schools, mass joblessness and culture. what does laurie fine have to do to try to win this case? >> here's what a libel suit boils down to. you have to show the media outlet made a false statement of fact that damages your reputation. so it's all going to to come down to whether the statements espn made about her are true or fall. this is her chance or lawsuit to show they are whals. she also wants to show the recording of her was edited, it
was chopped up and inaudible many places and put together in such a way that it was all could you tell of connection just to make her look back. >> does espn share 50-50 in this defense in trying to prove that it's true or is it all up to her to prove what they said is false? >> she has to prove it's false. she's the one bringing the case. i'm sure espn is going to put on their best defense and say everything we said is true or substantially true. every detail the media puts out there does not have to be true you should the law, but the general substance of it has to be true. and there's some pretty strong allegations that espn had against her in their reporting, that she knew about sexual abuse and she nailed to act. that's a very serious allegation. if that's not true, espn is going to be held liable. >> here's my guest, some of the aud audiotaped con ver sagss between laurie fine, again, allegations
only, that these will be a part of the case. and i want to play a little bit of this, lisa, to get you to weigh in on this evidence if it does become evidence. laurie fine says this conversation being taped, a phone conversation between her and bobby davis is taken out of context. she says we were talking about financial business, but you can be the judge when you listen to this quick piece of sound. a phone call between laurie fine and bobby davis. have a listen. . >> i know everything that went on with that. >> this next little piece of tape has to do whether or not her husband should have been doing anything at all with bobby davis. again, let me remind viewers that she says this is taken out of context and she was talking about financial issues.
>> wow. because i really helped screw you up a little more, too. that sounds damning. is it as damning as it sounds. she said she used sarcasm a lot. she says they used tough love, sarca sarcasm. sometimes she would let them go on and on. this is fascinating to me. this case is really at the intersection of law and media, my two favorite areas. the media, we have to boil everything down to a quick sound bite. we never have enough time. but in a courtroom, the jury would hear the entire tape. they would hear her full story. they would hear from all of the witnesses and then they would have a chance to decide. you know, i don't know who's telling the truth here, but i am sympathetic to the general idea that the media does tend to cut things up a lot and not be as responsible as you are today,
ashleigh in saying here's the context, she says it's out of context. many media outlets just throw things on the air very quickly without getting the full story. and that's essentially what she's saying in this lawsuit. >> we might really have a full story if this thing ever goes to trial. who knows if they'll settle it or if it will be dismissed at some point. i love the book and i have two little boys so "swagger" is exactly the book for me. lisa bloom joining us live. the man who wanted to be president is closer to learning whether he's going to prison. john edwards' lawyers did not call his mistress in this case. they did not call his daughter in this case. they did not even call edwards himself to the stand. they wrapped the case in just two days. good sign? bad sign? we'll find out in just a moment. plus -- quick note for those of you heading out the door. you can continue to watch this program or anything else on cnn for that matter. all of that from your mobile phone. or if you're headed to work, you can watch at work, too.
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john edwards is fighting to stay out of prison. his defense lawyers just wrapped up their case to the jurors, 24 days after this trial began. the presidential candidate is facing six counts. all in an effort to allegedly hide his mistress and their love child. joe? >> ashleigh, the defense rested its case. the defense had suggested the case could go out with a bang, but it certainly ended with muchless than that. the defense had threatened to put john edwards himself on the stand, which would have been risky and they decided not to go tho route. they threatened to put his mistress on the stand. they didn't even put edwards kate on the stand to try to humanize edwards after the attack he taken by the prosecution.
defense attorneys believing they have established reasonable doubt in the jury's minds. closing argue mgts are expected thursday 340r7bing. ashleigh? >> thank you. so one of history's biggest villains is about to learn his fate. it's that man, charles taylor, the reputed blood diamond boss. really surprised everybody in court. not only by talking but referring to our very own george w. bush. what on earth is he saying? and a bizarre twist in the sex allegations against john travolta. it comes from the therapist who is accusing him. ♪
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taylor compared his actions -- we'll explain them in a moment -- to those of our former president, george w. bush. here's how the story goes. the former liberian leader is awaiting sentencing for his role in a civil war in sierra leon. and believe it or not, he escaped from a jail here in massachusetts back in 1985. embezzlement was an issue then. and then he shot up to power in liberia in the mid '90s. as president, he helped to fan the war in sierra leon. and that war claimed more than 50,000 lives. he was convicted last month of arming rebel groups in exchange for diamonds. he was also convicted for supporting widespread rape, sexual slavery and the use of kids as soldiers. sound familiar? kony 2012? taylor equated his conduct to that of our own former president bush 43. i'm not kidding. take a listen.
>> president george w. bush not too long ago ordered torture and admitted to doing so. torture is a crime against humanity. the united states has refused to the prosecute him. is he above the law? where is the fairness? the united states and great britain calls the murder, the rape, maiming, torture and mutilation of 1.5 million iraqis, not to mention the 1 million iraqi babies that lost their lives as a result of sanctions. now, this tragedy, i believe, are consequences not anticipated of a policy that set out, and may i say rightly so, to prevent
the development and use of weapons of mass destruction against civilians. but what happened? it ended up a total disathser, causing iran $1 trillion, and a massive loss of lives and limbs on all sides. unfortunately. >> well, charles taylor is set to be sentenced on may 30. he's 64 years old. and for his crimes, he could spend the rest of his life in prison. a million dollar settlement has been reached in the fatal beating of a homeless man. and it was a beating caught on tape. a tape i need to warn you about. it is very disturbing to watch. take a look. >> i'm sorry, dude. please! that is the voice of 37-year-old kelly thomas just five days after what you're witnessing, he was dead. it happened in july. it was an encounter with police
officers in fullerton, california. the city of fullerton has agreed to pay his mother, who will no long longer file a lawsuit against them. however, a lawsuit by his father still remains active. >> i support her. i'm no the in the money game. whatever monies i'm getting will get, if i get is going to go to the foundation that i started for kelly. >> two police officers have pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to this case. police in illinois say this bridegroom that everyone has been talking about is wanted on a charge of killing his bride. take a good look. apparently he's alleged to have stabbed his brand-new life and then left her dead in the bathtub. all of this just hours after their wedding reception. she was still wearing the cocktail dress that she wore for that reception when police found her body. police say that jiminez -- and
wait for this one -- may be driving a 2006 maserati. a maserati. a massage therapist who said john travolta has sexually assaulted him as now hired famed attorney gloria allred to represent him. and the therapist has now withdrawn from a lawsuit he filed with another lawyer. in the meantime, that lawyer dropped him as well saying the therapist misstated the date when the alleged incident happened. for his part, john travolta's lawyer is claiming that these claims are ridiculous. we talked about race and we talked about america's debt crisis. just a short time ago, congressional leaders were meeting with president obama to discuss the debt sealing. so what happened behind closed doors of our famed white house? this fight impacts your paycheck. and you do need to know. also, did you see what vice president joe biden did today? wow. [ creaking ]
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>> unable to form a new goth, today greece named a temporary prime minister. basically he's a caretaker until yet another round of elections. and yes, i know. they just had them. they're doing it again. this week, people who are worried in greece are pulling thun hundreds of millions of euros out of their country's banks. why does that matter? they're worried that greece won't be able to stay in the european union. and yes, the ripple effect could reach our shores. did you, by any chance, catch our vice president joe biden a little earlier on "today" because he just about blew a gasket over in youngstown, ohio. he's here talking to republicans. and the whole idea of class envy. in other words, people who are calling for economic fairness simply jealous of those who are better off than they are. but here's joe biden's look at that. >> and by the way, one thing i
do resent. i resent when they talk about families like mine that i grew up in. i resent the fact that they think we're talking about, it's job envy, it's wealth envy. that we don't dream. my mother believed and my father believed that if i wanted to be president of the united states, i could be. i could be vice president. my mother and father believed that if my brother or sister wanted to be a millionaire, they could be a millionaire. my mother believed as much as any rich guy dreams. they don't get us. they don't get who we are. >> oh, snap. that's the vice president going off in ohio. and hold that thought. we'll talk more about that in a minute. but there's this icky sense of deja vu circling about
washington. we're talking about the debt ceiling again. last time around it was botched so bad that the credit rating services lowered our government's credit rating from aaa and that hasn't changed since. brianna keeler is at the white house now. so we're allen othe same page. it doesn't feel like it was almost a whole year ago, but it was almost a whole year ago. why are we doing it again now? >> reporter: well, because it will expire again somewhat soon, ashleigh. set to expire somewhere around the new year. last time we thought it was in the spring and it really moved into the summer because treasury is able to kind of fudge some of the number, move things around so that the debt ceiling isn't hit. it's looking that would be sometime maybe early in the new year, but it's really popping up right now because let's be honest, it's an election year and this tussle is starting earlier. it started yesterday with speaker boehner initiating this fight by really drawing a line in the sand saying that he won't go for a debt ceiling increase if tax increases are included.
he'll go if for deep spending cuts, he'll go for tax reform, but no tax increases. and as you can see, that is very much of a deja vu. teed up just in time for a meeting at the white house between president obama and congressional leaders. here's what jay carney said in the briefing a short while ago about this meeting. >> my sense is the tone was congenial, the discussion was productive. the sandwiches were delicious and that have, while the topic was raised and discussed, it was -- there was no other issue associated with -- or no problem associated with speaker boehner's remarks yesterday. >> reporter: so what we understand from the white house, ashleigh is that the president insisted there would be no
replay of that battle last summer, but it's starting to feel a lot like that. >> i was going to say, good luck with that. actually, i do want to ask about that. if i remember correctly, and remembering back a year for me is really testing me. but the issue is republicans said we're not changing anything with regard to the debt ceiling unless you agree to some massive hacking. are we talking about the same problem, the same debate all over again? or did nebraska learn from the last round. >> it is kind of the same debate all over again. there were some cuts agreed to. and now republicans are commanding more cuts. speaker boehner said he wants to only increase the debt kreeling if they're going to really tackle the debt crisis, as he put it. >> it's really too soon to see how it's going to play out. it won't be resolved before the election. it likely won't be pretty after the election. and right now, all they're agreeing on is that the sind witch -- sandwiches at this meeting were
delicious. >> that's good! are the credit rating houses watching closely at this point? or are they going to wait until we figure this one hout and they really go head to head. >> you never know exactly how this this is going to develop. but of course, they were watching. they were watching last time. so of course, they're watching. >> did you get one of those sandwiches? >> no, i didn't. i could use one, though. >> rats. have a great afternoon. good to see you. so knowing where the insurgents are hiding certainly can help to save lives in afghanistan. and now there's a brand-new device that allows soldiers to literally see through walls and see around the corners in combat zones. it's no joke. it's this week's technovation. >> you cans to it over a wall or even drop it from the a three story building. known as the throwbot, this is helping soldiers and marines detect insurgents and ieds in afghanistan. >> it's a 1.2 pound throwable
reconnaissance device that soldiers, marines, s.w.a.t. teams, bomb teams use. you get a live video feed of what's going on. you steer the robot by remote control and you see what it says. >> it can be deployed in less than five seconds. pull the pen, flip the switch, you're ready to go. >> it's small enough to fit in a backpack or a pocket. another thing that makes this robot unique is its size. back in 200 when this first came out, a lot of the bigger systems were 30 pounds, 50 pounds, a lot to carry for soldiers. >> the u.s. military is using over 2,000 systems and more than 400 police s.w.a.t. teams are using the throwbot. >> something like this can save lives. if this goes in first and it does get shot at, you're not coming out or one of your buddies isn't coming out shot. you get eyes inside before you go in. >> that's just really cool stuff. all right, switching gears here. some serious royal dish from the royal themselves.
you don't get this very often. but with all the pomp and circumstance you see with the lady in the middle, her grandsons, princes william and harry are going to talk about their grandmother as she's getting ready for one of the biggest moments of her life. it's the history of the royal family -- the good, the bad and the ugly, right from the kwids coming up. ♪ ♪ why do you whisper, green grass? ♪ [ all ] shh! ♪ why tell the trees what ain't so? ♪ [ male announcer ] dow solutions use vibration reduction technology to help reduce track noise so trains move quieter through urban areas all over the world. together, the elements of science and the human element can solve anything. [ all ] shh! [ male announcer ] solutionism. the new optimism. ♪
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the queen's jubilee is just around the corner. it's. >> going to celebrate 60 years on the throne. 60 years! listen to what her grandsons told abc's katie couric. >> she's our grandmother, as simple as that. >> as i learned growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother. >> she hasn't friended you on facebook? >> no, she hasn't. has she friended you? >> hopefully after this interview she will. >> whatever little nuggets did they dish up? or is abc keeping it very quiet. >> they're keeping it very quiet. that's the sum total of the information that they've released. so a big tease, but no doubt a
great get. particularly prince william. because he just doesn't do interviews. he has a very tolerant relationship with the media, my wording. probably his as well. but he is, you know, what's interesting here is that since the wedding, obviously all three of them have become these mega stars. and all the spotlight is around them. you go to all of these events and you have three or four times as many journalists to one of their events than you do for the queen's. and so i think what they're trying to do is say right, this is the queen's moment. you've got the jubilee in a couple of weeks. let's really focus on that. the interview is purely about the queen. >> what about katherine? are we expected to ever hear from katherine the princess? >> you wonder. i asked them about this. they haven't said no. but it's some years away. i suspect she's going to go the queen's route.
the queen has never done an interview. if she ever does do an interview, it won't be about her. it will be around one of her causes. i think that's katherine's story, really. she's not great speaking in public. she hasn't had much practice, fair enough, but when she does speak in public, she's a bit shaky and nervous. i'm sure that weighs on the conversation. >> you know, max, i used to wonder a decade and a half ago why diana was the media juggernaut she was. and i'm right back feeling the exact same way, why these kids are the juggernaut they are. do you have the answer for me in 10 seconds? >> i think they're young, funky, and the wedding was a fantastic day and they built from that. >> that's exactly diana's story, too. we'll see you more on june 5, the jubilee? >> definitely. >> queen elizabeth sell broughting 60 year -- celebrat
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when it comes to the cloak and dagger world of spies, it's hard to tell the difference between fact and fiction. hollywood has had a long history of portraying spies left out in the cold and those who have not. take the tv show "burn notice." is that a real cia term? suzanne kelly went on a covert operation of her own to find out that and more. no doubt, espionage sells. the world loves a good spy story. we came here to miami, the set of "burn notice" to separate fact from fiction. you play michael weston, how much experience did you have in the spy world before the show? >> 0. i dependent know much about the intelligence community. >> creating a good diversion isn't about making noise and firing guns. it's about giving the enemy an impression that he's getting
attacked in a way that demands the immediate intention of all of his forces. ideally something big and very, very loud. >> burn notice is an actual term the cia uses to kick a spy out of their agency and never have to pay them pension. they burn them. they burn the records of who they are, what they've done. and when you have no identity and you're a burned spy, it's kind of hard to get a job. >> we're having a little fun. you have to be organized. we have maybe 80 days to shoot the movie. here we are doing a one hour of episode of tv in seven days. >> our mission is to separate fact from fiction. to do that, we're going to go to marty martin. your real name? >> marty martin. that's me.
>> covert operator overseas for a number of years. >> that's what they say. >> are there retakes in real life? >> no, there's not. >> could a spy ever be burned? >> no, if you goof up, you get fire popped. >> a burn notice is issued because all around the world people are trying to id officers, they're trying to make money, trying to lie or trying to disinform us. so what happens eventually, this guy is done, he's a liar. and you issue a burn notice out to all your systems saying if this yahoo shows up, don't talk to him, don't waste your time and don't pay him money. >> it sure makes for good tv. in miami, i'm suzanne kelly for cnn. >> yes, it does. thank you, suzanne kelly for that. for the first time, you can see if you have hiv by using an at-home test. wow. find out how it works. and if this is really what you need to do. also, what it means for the
fight against aids. first, however, "newsweek's" latest cover declaring president obama's first gay president caused a lot of controversy, but if you thought this one was provocative, take a look at what was just released. the alternate covers that didn't make the cut. the rainbow flag and the president's quote. not a win per .also take a good look at this. do you notice something on top of the white house. squint. look real close. it is the rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride atop the white house. didn't make it either. then there was this picture of the president holding two male wedding cake toppers. that one didn't make the cut either and guess what? there were more. you are going to see them coming up next. [ male announcer ] if you think tylenol
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so there's this -- a brand-new test for hiv, offering the most private way to learn if you're carrying the virus that causes aids. for the very first time a person can take the test and get results all in the privacy of your very own home. the test just got unanimous approval from an fda panel. elizabeth cohen joining me live. >> how does this thing work? >> it works very much like a pregnancy test. you swab your gums in this case, and then you get the answer. one line if it's one way and two lines if it's gone the other way. and it's really the exact same test that doctors have used for years. one line is negative, two lines is positive. and ashleigl, this is really important because 1 in 5 people who are hiv positive don't know it. and this test won't be in the stores immediately, but certainly hopefully after, you
know, more than a few months. >> i think it begs the question, there are plenty of false positives and false negatives in the pregnancy test. and that can be life ending in the hiv test. how good are these? >> here the big concern is about false negatives. you can get false negatives. you're at home, you see negative, you think terrific. what you don't realize is that perhaps it's wrong. now when you get the results, you're talking a professional and they can explain that to you. that's certainly one concern with this test. the other concern is let's say it's positive. you're alone, you've just found out that you have what can be, you know, a really devastating disease. and there's no one to talk you through it. that's another concern. . >> to say the very least, yeah. what about the cost? a pregnancy test are upwards of a few bubs. but what about this one? >> it moot not be quite as cheap as pregnancy tests, but certainly it will be in the neighborhood of something that is affordable. it won't be ray zi expensive.