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what do you think of the saints' official? >> i think that's exactly what they deserve. they are not bringing back the referees. >> they still lost. they needed that guy. >> he could play defense, maybe help them out a little bit. >> okay. thank you, sir. moving on now. top of the hour. i'm don lemon, you're in the cnn newsroom. up to speed right now on the day's headlines. four american service members shot to death in afghanistan by someone wearing an afghan's policeman's uniform. first time in three days that afghan forces have turned their weapons on nato troops and killed them. we learn more today about one of those deadly attacks on friday. nato sources say the attacker who's stormed the joint u.s. and british space were wearing american military uniforms. that is a tactic that militants very rarely use. two u.s. marines were killed, and several harrier jets were destroyed.
all but one attackers were killed. it happened at the base where prince harry is deployed. pakistani police used water canons to push back protesters today at the u.s. consulate in caracchi, hundreds gathered in protest of an antihis you islamic film made in the u.s. and demonstrators threw rocks as officers fired shots in the air. so proes ters were injured, but the building not damaged. iran had special forces acts as advisors in war-torn syria. iran has been giving advice to assad's government for some time. but has no force there now. explosions shook suburbs of damascus today. opposition forces report 155 killed across the country. pope benedict xvi led an open air mass that drew thousands in be rut leb ton and
called for an end to war in irsyria. he made no reference to a film defaming the prophet muhammad which triggered unrest rest across the muslim world. new developments on the chicago teacher's strike to tell you about. straight to the teacher's union meeting what is the latest? >> reporter: i can tell you a few minutes ago, the meeting between the union delegates and union leadership ended. union leadership having a news conference with reporters and announcing that the strike is continuing. that the teachers are continuing to be on strike, on the picket line. won't be school on monday. won't be school on tuesday. the union delegates wanted to have more time to review and digest what they learned today. they want to go back to their membership and talk it over. the soonest students could be back in school, if the strike does end, would be wednesday.
now, there were some 800 union delegates inside. all teachers and standing with me is michael buckner, an elementary school teacher in chicago. a teacher for 20 years. what is your reaction to what you heard inside today? >> my reaction is disappointment. i wanted to spend some time with my students again tomorrow. but i understand it will have to be patient about that. >> reporter: it is hard being out of school and continuing on strike? >> it's extremely hard. we're extremely dedicated to students, and great staff. we've been doing a good job. our heart and soul is with students. we want to work. >> and as far as the details of the contract, what you've heard so far, i know you haven't read it line by line, what do you think about the deal so far? >> i think it's a compromise deal and that's part of the problem, is that some of the delegates are unsure about how their membership wants them to act and so they are asking for a few more days to talk to their membership and i think that's
the problem. it's not all sweet, not all bitter and contracts are difficult. so i think that's what's going on here. >> reporter: some of the details from the chicago public schools. school day will extend, there is a little less say on the layoff process, are these things that really concern you as a teacher? >> they do. it's a little bit different in my school, but there is a game behind the game and this is security for teachers and how they will use charter schools which are non-union and these are very important issues but very wide. it's not like -- it's not like this is something we are thinking about, but membership has gone down, because there are so many non-union people hired by charters and i believe the union wants to -- wants to have its membership and delegates want to make sure that the union is going to survive. and we can't do that if we -- if we have people doing the same kind of work we're doing, less well trained, less effective and
non-union so that's an issue for people who are delegates. >> thank you. a teacher for 20 years at elementary school here in chicago. headline again here is that the union delegation has decided, 800-member delegation wants more time. time to talk to their membership, the strike is still on, chicago public schools will not open on monday and tuesday. 350,000 student again will not be in the classroom. don. >> remember who is suffering right now, those students, not in class for more than seven days now thank you, kyung. we appreciate it. you take your son to boy scouts. thinking it's one place you don't have to worry about. but now the boy scouts of america is accused of covering up child molestation reports. l.a. times says scout officials knew about child molesters and very quietly asked them to resign without telling parents. 1,600 confidential files from
the 1970s and '80s were reviewed. how widespread is the problem? >> hundreds of cases, 80% of which according to "the times," were not reported to law enforcement. parents had suspicions of some scout leaders, don. some were allegedly molesting children on camp trips and very gruesome details. very shocking details listed in these statements obtained by "the l.a. times" cases from los angeles to chesapeake, virginia, providence, rhode island. >> tell us about arthur humphries? >> this is one of the most shocking cases. three decades of leadership. a preference of working with handicapped children. scout leaders knew and documented alleged cases of his abuse and they even gave him a representation letter, don to participate even further at scout leadership conferences. we talked and reached out to the scout leadership, the boy scouts of america, and what they told us in response, they said we have always cooperated fully
with law enforcement and now require members to report suspicion of abuse directly to law enforcement. a subset of the boy scouts of america, ineligible voter files, and the boy scouts of america are sort of couching it, saying it's a difficult culture, a different set of leaders and this is not a phenomenon like it was back in the 1980s. >> one shocking case involved a chaplain at a boy scout camp. >> um-hum. a parish leader. in fact, it's the culture of corruption that's most shocking about this guy's case. a case of father ed as he was lovingly referred to by boy scouts, he -- father ed was participating in alleged abuse, allegedly molested a boy scout who went on to molest other boy scouts. part of this executive leadership of the boy scouts that recommended that the parents not be told. so he was covering up alleged molesters and ended up being
penned by boy scouts for rape two other boy scouts in the 1970s. the pentagon moves quickly after this week's dead al tack on a u.s. consulate on libya what can we expect to happen now after some marines have arrived and navy ships positioned offshore? the former head of nato forces. plus this. >> he told me that he has to stay here until november. he says i'm not going to come home. >> a young marines chilling premonition key die at the hands of an afghan he trained to be a police officer. his family talks about losing him. i'm fine. ♪ ♪ ♪ with a subaru you can always find a way.
three straight days, three separate deadly attacks on nato forces in afghanistan. not by obvious taliban fighters or al qaeda, but by infiltrators acting alone or in groups, often wearing the uniform of nato ally. here is anna koren in kabul. >> a deadly weekend near afgh afghanist afghanistan. two more green on blue attacks, afghan soldiers turning on coalition forces that are training them. early sunday morning, four american soldiers were killed after an afghan police officer
turned his weapon on them. this follows an attack on two british soldiers killed on saturday. now this is an al alarming trend for coalition forces. who have already lost 51 soldiers this year, as a result of green on blue attacks, compared to 35 last year. in other tragic news, nato has claimed responsibility for a deadly air strike that has killed eight afghan women, wounding seven others. anger broke out in the streets, in response to this attack, it's believed these women were only picking up firewood at the time of the strike. deepest regrets and sympathies have been sent for the loss of innocent life. traini tragic events create more problem for coalition force who's are steadfast in exiting afghanistan by 2014. anna coren, cnn, cab uhl. we spoke with the heart-breaking family of a u.s. marine killed by one of his
trainees in afghanistan. it happened just last month his dad tells me his marine son didn't feel safe around the afghan troops he was serving alongside. that report in a few minutes here. additional american troops either deployed or ready to go to the middle east and north africa this weekend, where they are going to bheping out. 50 marines in libya, and could go to yemen and sudan. on tuesday, militants attacked the u.s. consul in benghazi and killed the ambassador and three american men close to him. want to talk to general wesley clarke, general, thank you for joining us. can u.s. forces help keep these consulates and embassies safer? >> certainly they can. first of all, forces around the consulates can provide direct defense. they can also provide deterrents and simply the word that we're putting additional forces in there has to be heard by people. the forces offshore can provide
reinforcements, provide additional intelligence and a lot going on behind the scenes, you can be sure of that. our intelligence agencies, our pounding the beat, looking for the source of the attacks, during the after action review as to what happened and why. looking to find ways to prevent and get early warning of future attacks there, is a lot going on that we're not seeing. >> general, some of these countries like yemen and sudan say they don't want u.s. troops sent there. hodo military leaders handle that? can the pentagon send troops to nonhostile places where they aren't wanted? >> well, i think there is probably some additional security going into those places. i'm not on the inside. if i were, then i probably couldn't tell you. there are other ways to get reinforcements in, other than to send in a marine fast team. surveillance security personnel
that have probably already deployed deployed. >> are you encouraged by the work with the pentagon? >> most of the states want to work with the united states. they have a small group inside the state that wants to use the united states to rally and raise their own cause and also to undercut the government. so the worst thing we could do is cut support to these governments. they need our help, they want our help. they want to modernize, they want to work with the united states. but we have to do is insist they fulfill their responsibilities to protect our sovereign territory in their countries. >> i want to talk to you about a story that we have been reporting. you've heard about the people who are dressed up in nato uniforms, going in and killing people, harming people. we'll do a story about a young man killed in afghanistan, working -- he said he didn't feel safe trusting the troops he
was training -- training the people he was training to be police officer. can you talk about that? that say real problem, isn't it? >> it is a real problem. and i know our commanders in afghanistan are taking additional measures, like making sure our troops are armed, making sure there are sufficient numbers of troops out there. making sure when someone is put his weapon down and doing hands-on training, somebody else is standing back and providing security. this is a problem. but it's one of many problems that we're facing as we're completing the mission there. >> i always appreciate our conversations. general wesley clark, thank you for coming on again. >> thank you very much, don. supersized, sugar and "snl." coming together at once. we'll explain that, next. ♪ i can do anything today ♪ i can go anywhere ♪ i can go anywhere today
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doesn't look anywhere near as obama like. i don't think they can meld the two. keep fred's face and use haroldharoljay's voice. >> what do you think? >> i don't know if he does better than fred, but he does better than obama he seems to connect and have real comedic timing. i'm all for him. >> i had grant that you point, he did capture how unexcited obama is these days when he speaks with his ahs. his campaign so much more uninspiring four years ago. one of the most inspiring leaders in american history and now the best his campaign offers is just imagine how much worse it can be. >> the campaign is less inspiring because is he less inspiring. only so much hope and change you can do in four years. we've had four years of hope and change and now we're in cope and wait mode. >> but still better than romney's campaign which the best he offers, the economy isn't
great and he's a businessman. oh, can we look at what did you at your business? no. >> he's not trying to sell hope, change, or inspiration. he's trying to -- >> off the rails. you two -- you need to take this back on the road. let's move on now to sugary drinks instead of beating up on the candidates. new york city's health board approving the ban on sugary drinks in places like movie theaters. you can walk into a fast food joint in the city, order 20 large fridays, but only get a 16-ounce soda. come on. will this really be effective in fighting obesity? >> obviously, it's not. because 7-elevens can still serve huge drinks. i don't know if the 7-lesson lobby is in bloomberg's pocket or what. can you ask for easy ice is that allowed under the 16 ounce rule. can we go easy ice?
>> i'm beginning think instead of getting rid of the sugary drinks we should get rid of mike bloomberg. >> too much government involvement. do you believe that? >> too much nanny state, too much government, too much big brother is watching and big brother is telling me and god knows i need to lose a few pounds, but michael bloomberg telling me not to drink 16 ounces of sugary drinks won't do it. and i spent the week in new york. i think he should dedicate himself to getting rid of smelly taxi cabs and pot holes. >> can i say? i think you look lovely, first of all. but 16 ounces far too low to ban a drink. i can drink a 16-ounce soda in three seconds with ice in there? >> don't be giving your bad habits to viewers around the world. listen, talking about decadent and devilish calories, mcdonald's starts posting a calorie count on its menu board, including favorites under 400
calories for those items under 400 calories. what do you think? i don't know. do you think it will backfire? i don't known it will make a difference. it's not something i do every day. you think it will make a difference, ana? >> you know, don, i want to think when people go to mcdonald's, they already know what's good and bad. a salad or wrap is less than a double cheeseberg urgercheesebu. go for them. it's a menu for dummies type of thing. in the event that you don't know that adding bacon and cheese to your burger will make it more caloric, we'll tell you. so i think it's a good thing for up. >> that's a strong point. if you need calorie points to know that mcdonald's is not good for you, you really have other issues, awareness of the planet. more self-aware of your environment. >> you are going too bloomberg on me. they sell oatmeal, yogurt
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to the staff that helped make his car dealership successful. cooper gave all 89 employees $1,000 for every year they have worked at his dealership. one employee had been there for 46 years, another for 30 years. $1,000 a year, you can get the idea. that's a lot of money. cooper called into a local radio show to talk about his big gift. >> it was an emotional experience, but it was fun. a little teary eyed. as a matter of fact, for myself as well as them. >> i think he's a man that really admires loyalty. and i think he had so many employees that were here for 20, 30, 40, some almost 50 years, and i think he wanted to do something to -- something nice for them. >> i got an e-mail from a very surprised candy crowley when she saw this story yesterday. she said, hey, don, that's my uncle. very nice. by the way, the final payout
isn't known, but howard cooper has certainly made his mark. congratulations to him. let's get you up to speed on headlines right now. this just in. no deal to end the week-long chicago teacher's strike. the union president says teachers need more time. >> not happy with the agreement. they would like it to be actually a lot better for us than it is. i mean, clearly a contract is always a set of negotiations. no sides are ever completely happy, but our members are not happy, and they want to have the opportunity to talk to their members to see -- they still want to know, is there anything more they can get? >> key sticking point. how does updating the teacher employee evaluation student can impact the contract? students won't be in class until at least wednesday. an italian gossip mag will
run 26 photos of kate middleton topless. but they will have to get through the royal family first. their lawyers heading to paris to file criminal complaints against the paparazzi and under french law, a breach of privacy is a criminal offense. here is a facebook oops. brian stropolou was a replacement ref in north carolina. but he posted pictures tailgating at a saints's preseason game. the replacement ref was replaced, and the saints lost to carolina, 35-27. didn't look so great today. after much speculation, there are two new faces on the "american idol" judges panel. look at these two. goodness gracious. nikki minaj and keith urban will join mariah carey who was hired
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he was supposed to come home from afghanistan for three months early, but instead he was killed in held mahelmand provin. we speak with the family he leaves behind. >> reporter: this was the game greg buckley jr. was supposed to see. back home on leave from afghanistan, where he helped train afghan forces. the 21-year-old marine had only two days left before heading home to see his brother play varsity football for the first time. before getting word, he phoned his dad. >> he told me, if i have to stay here until november, he says i'm not going to come home. and i said ion't understand.
he says i'm going -- you have to be to tell mom and justin and shane, you know, that i'm going to be killed over here. and i said out in the field or whatever? he said no, in our base. >> reporter: then it happened. greg was gunned down august 10th by the very forces he was training. like he said, it happened inside the base and by his phone calls and letters, he knew it was coming, and on one particular night on guard duty, he a run-in with a trainee. >> the guy turned around and said to greg, we don't want you here, we don't need you here. and he said, why would you say that? i'm here giving my life to you guys to help you. to make better. do better for yourselves and the guy just started tormenting him all night. >> reporter: greg spent the rest of the night with the trainee. >> pitch black out and he kept saying we don't want you, we don't need you.
>> reporter: building up local security is the linchpin of nato strategy for withdrawal. but attacks have been increasingly more frequent. it's a sign that america's longest war has gone on long enough according to family's like greg's. >> i basically collapsed. his mother collapse. we were both on the floor, bawling. >> reporter: greg's two brothers refused to cry, at least during the day. >> one night i went into shane's room, and he was on the end of the bed. and his head was hanging over the edge of the bed. i thought he dropped water on the floor, and he was just ballin bawling. and i wept nt to his side.
and he had a pillow, holding his face, 4:30 in the morning, screaming at the top of his lungs. heart wrenching. and i said, shane, you can cry during the day. and we both turned around at the same time and said we can't. we have to dare of you and mom. >> reporter: with the community behind them, the buckley family is coping as best they can. and justin, oceanside running back wearing camo to honor greg, makes sure to salute his fallen brother each time he scores. >> justin. >> he was supposeded to be home for this game. what would you tell him right now? >> i would tell him i love him and i miss him. that's about it. >> reporter: cnn, oceanside, long island, new york.
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king's police department is from thursday. sergeant gene gaeb is pulling over a car going 16 miles over the speed limit and then the regular run of the mill license and registration traffic stop turned into this. >> all right. just hurry up, i've got to go to the bathroom. i have a bladder infection and -- >> license and insurance, please. >> you listen to me. >> i want to see driver's license and insurance and then i'll listen to you. why are why? >> can i see your driver's license. >> i'll get it in a minute. >> give it to me now or i'll take you to jail. >> well, go ahead. >> you are hurting me. >> step out of the being vehicle. >> i'm going to report you. >> oh! >> you're under arrest. >> well, the chief of police issued this statement. the incident has been reviewed thoroughly by the king police department and the city of keane administration. all have conclude thad sergeant geheb did not violate any state
laws or policy and was following policy regarding to violators not providing information. did you see the video? the woman in that video was later released without ever leaving the scene, but she didn't get off scot-free. she was issued citations for speeding and failing to show i.d. my question is, why not just let the woman go to the bathroom and then write her as many tickets as you want? you can be a cop and be human at the same time. the political lines seem to blur more and more every year. some folks leave one party and become independent. and then there is former governor charlie crist, who many believe has swung past independent and gone to the other side. if you are supporting president obama, why are you independent, why not just say you're a democrat. my conversation with the former governor, next.
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buddy romer, jerry johnson. two former republican governor who's have come on this show to explain why they have become political independents, add charlie christ criskrist to thee list. i asked him what caused him to make the switch. >> as said at the convention, didn't leave the republican party. the republican party left me. once in the fash that ronald reagan referred to when referring to the democratic party. he didn't leave the party, the party at that time left him.
i felt the same way with republicans. it's just a matter, you look at policies and positions and the things that are important to me, and the principles that i've always stood on, education, ethics, the environment, the economy, immigration immigration policy that is progressive. >> you know the florida pizza shop own they're gave the president the bear hug? you went to the same pizza shorngs you got sort of the same hug, sort of the same poechlz the reason i'm asking that is because it happened to the president, many people are going to say well, charlie crist is doing this, just like he did in that photograph. he is being opportunistic it is an opportunity for him to increase his visibility and what do you say to that? >> well, they are dead wrong. >> there are people who will say that you staged that photograph, you staged the same pose and the same hug. what do you say to them? >> well, like i said, that's not true. i mean, reason i went there wasn't to do the hug, all though you know, he felt compelled to
do it and i was grateful that he felt that way, but the reason i went there was to encourage him. i mean, he had been getting death threats, believe it or not, for supporting our president. and he said, charlie, you can't imagine the kind of threats i've been getting simply by being nice and decent to the president. i said, actually, i can. it happened to me a couple of years ago when the president came to fort myers and that's when i first started to see the intolerance of my former party rear its ugly head and that's just not right. >> people are ask going ask you're supporting president obama why are you independent? when are you just going to become a democrat? >> i don't know. you know, my wife already has. so it may not be too far in the offing but the thing that's important to me is not the politics of it but really to sport man that i got to know over the past four years, even as a republican governor what he did to help us during the bp oil spill, he put people above politics, he didn't care. he helped us with our teachers,
our firefighters, our law enforcement officers with the recovery act. time and again, he's been there to help florida and i saw it up close and personal. he even tried to give us a bullet train, high speed ray. but unfortunately, ideology got in the way of that and then it wasn't accepted by our current administration in tallahassee. but the president's a good man. he's a good and decent human being. he has been a good leader for our country and i'm honored to support him and try to help him here in the sunshine state. >> so jeb bush said this about your decision to run for the senate as an independent in 2010. "he organized his life around his personal ambition and ran in a primary where he was the odds-on favorite, didn't offer a compelling reason to be elected to the senate. marco rubio cleaned his clock and beat him in the general and now he is trying to find a way to get back into the political game. it has nothing to do with principles or ideas." answered goes on to talk about you. what do you say about that? >> he is a delightful fellow.
i think what's important, i'm not going to respond to that kind of neg tifrt now, place for it in our society. that is the stuff we have to get away from the them our country want people to work together for the common good. they don't appreciate those kinds of attacks those ad hominem personal attacks. that is the kind of stuff you get to you the of the republican party today and that's why it felt so good to not be there any more and frankly, felt so exhilarating to be in charlotte. >> you think had the extreme of the party have too much influence on the party? >> yeah, they were hijacked it, no question about it the republican party has been hijacked by an extreme ideological point of view that is pretty intolerant, relatively unaccepting, trying to take away a lot of people's voting rights, reducing our funding of public education and helping teachers, doing the kinds of things that you know, i just never thought were important. i was proud at the time to be from the party of abraham lincoln and teddy roosevelt.
but remember, teddy roosevelt left the party at one time, too. this is not a new thing. i mean, you know, when a party gets hijacked by an extreme ideology, those of us who feel like they are more mainstream almost have a commitment to the ourself and an obligation to our soul to do what's right and take a different path. and that's what i've done. >> my thanks to charlie crist. enjoyed that interview. the classic oreo cookie with a halloween twist, but candy corn oreos? that looks good. intrigued or disgusting? that does not look disgusting to me. i love candy corns. ♪ tartar builds and that feeling fades. with new listerine® ultraclean™, you can keep it dentist clean. it's the only mouthwash with proven tartar control and new everfresh™ technology for a powerful dentist clean feeling up to 3x longer. ahhhhhhhh. [ male announcer ] keep your mouth dentist clean with new listerine® ultraclean™. power to your mouth™.
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the makers of the all-american cook kirk the oreo, giving it holiday flare. candy corn? what are they thinking? here is cnn's jeanne moos. >> reporter: what do you get when you combine america's most famous cookie with its most loved and hated candy? you get what gizmoto called this mutant love child of deliciousness, the limited edition candy corn oreo. about a third of the folks we tested without telling were able to place the taste. >> yes. i got t corn. the candy corn. >> i will give them props for matching the flavor but i don't like candy corn. >> once a year. love it. for about three handsful. then i'm done. >> reporter: just in time for halloween, nabisco is selling the candy corn oreo at target
stores. candy corn has been a target for haters. >> all of the candy corn that was ever made was need 1911. >> reporter: lewis black calls it the worst thing about halloween. when we gave a cookie to fiona. >> it remembers me about all of the candies that i had for halloween. >> uh-huh. like this? >> yeah. i love those. >> reporter: odd flavors of oreos are nothing new. nabisco makes blueberry ice cream oreos for indonesia and green tea oreos for china and they have got edgy with their advertising, giving the oreos' image a makeover for gay pride and to honor the latest mars rover. but an actual candy corn oreo has the internet champing at the bit to review it. >> children smell. you there go can i have it? that's no. >> reporter: one reviewer thought the cookie's taste is so
identical to candy corn if you can't get your hands on the new oreos, he recommends sticking actual candy corn between the halves of a regular oreo. still, some refuse to try it. >> i'm in a 12-step program for oreos. >> reporter: childhood memories of using candy corn for halloween fangs. >> arrrr. >> reporter: people sell only have eyes for oreos, even the most unlikely places. >> hi, this is rob. i'm not bathtub. want to see my package? >> reporter: that's candy corny. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> the answer is no. that's gross. wes, how many stores did you go to looking for those? we can't find them. we've been looking -- they are only at target but we can't find them at any targets. they said this he would be there closer to halloween, right? i love candy corns so i would get them. how is that guy? that guy said he didn't like