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"reliable sources." i'm howard kurtz. if you missed any part of the program, you go to itunes and search for reliable sources to get our podcast. we are back here next sunday morning 11:00 a.m. "early start" begins right now. the surviving boston bombing suspect locked in a 10x10 cell this morning, talking less about the attack now that he's been read his miranda rights. plus tracking the terror trail in russia with secret recordings traced to the suspect's mother. >> and new heights for new york and actually for the nation. a live look at the skyscraper rising from the site of the fallen twin towers about to become the tallest in the western hemisphere. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." happy you're with us this morning. i'm zoraida sambolin in new
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york. >> and i'm john berman live in boston. it's monday, april 29th. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. we're back in boston this monday morning following all the latest developments in the boston marathon bombing investigation. our lead is reconstructing exactly what happened in russia. the fbi is now working with russian security officials to piece together suspected boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev's every move during his 2011 visit to russia. investigators say they believe the tsarnaev brothers were likely self-radicalized and used the internet to make their bombs, but they are still looking at the possibility that other people in russia or in the u.s. may have been influences or accomplices. among these people, their mother, along with tamerlan's wife, who converted it's to islam when she married him in 2010. the bombing suspect's father
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postponed his trip to the united states. he told russian state media he is in the hospital because of a blood pressure spike. two weeks after the boston terror attack, more than two dozen people are still recovering in the hospital. right now officials say dzhokhar tsarnaev is able to speak, he's locked in a 10x10 cell. our pamela brown is live with the latest on the investigation. good morning, pamela. >> reporter: good morning to you. according to a prison hospital official we spoke with, dzhokhar tsarnaev is speaking with hospital officials, we're not sure whether he is speaking with other officials and his attorney, but that does mean his condition has improved. inside these prison walls, bombing suspect dzhokhar
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tsarnaev is living in solitude in a 10x10 cell, a slot for food and watched 24 hours a day. the accommodations are spare, a toilet, sink and bed. there is only room for 30 offenders in this special section, and now tsarnaev is one of them. as investigators figure out how and why he allegedly killed out the attacks with his brother, the justice department's role in the investigation has come under intense scrutiny. tsarnaev has stopped given substantive information since being given his miranda rights. in an exclusive interview on saturday night, attorney general eric holder commented on the situation. >> can you comment on tsarnaev's
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m miranda rights? >> we had a two-day period we were able to question him under the public safety exception. everything was done appropriately and we got good leads. >> reporter: republican congressman peter king strongly disagreed saying more time to interrogate tsarnaev could have brought forth new critical information to keep america save. >> disgraceful. that interrogation could have ended up saving many american lives. we don't know what the full consequences are. >> reporter: tsarnaev's brother tamerlan and his mother had been listed in a u.s. counterterroism database since russia raised concerns about them in 2011 and intelligence officials told cnn it was within that same year that an official with knowledge of the situation is saying that a communication was intercepted between the mother and one of
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their sons discussing jihad. the information came on a wiretap of the mother that the russians turned over only in recent days. vladimir putin acknowledges that the situation could have been handled better. to my great regret we were not able to provide our american colleagues information that would have had operative significance. attorney general eric holder declined to comment on the wiretap. in addition to the terrorism charges tsarnaev faces, he could face more charges soon. a grand jury is being presented with evidence and an indictment will be presented sometime in the next few weeks. that we can expect to see tsarnaev in court. john? >> our thanks to tampa brown in massachusetts where tsarnaev is being held now. we want to go to russia right now. we have new information out of russia. nick what is the latest out of
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moscow? >> it is a complex chain of events here, but it leads to a village at dagestan last night where at 5:00 in the morning russian special forces killed two militants they are linked through their own investigations here, tangent links between them and tamerlan tsarnaev. tsarnaev was linked to a man off his youtube page. we don't know if they met, but tamerlan was interested in his activities. that man was killed in december, but in his group are a number of other militants. one of them was killed last night by russian special forces in dagestan. they surrounded the house he was in. there appears to be a standoff and quite a violent end. we know these men were linked, not only have we seen pictures of them hanging out together in the forest, you can see some of these pictures here. we also have seen a police wanted list at a police station in russia showing these men,
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showing them as part of the group, all sought by russian authorities. we don't have a direct tie between those men and tsarnaev apart from the link on the youtube page. right now the fbi are hunting people stateside, the fsb, special services here, are hunting down the militants who have some sort of links to tsarnaev. and one of those raids ended deadly early this morning. >> at a minimum, a great deal of activity among the russian special services directed again at this group that tamerlan tsarnaev was interested in here. at least that's where he posted videos, correct? >> absolutely. this is the key thing here. we heard very little information from the russians about what they knew when publicly. they seem to be handling information through closed channels to the fbi. though some suggestions are that this was belated. on the ground now, this may be a
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coincidence, a man linked to the militant group who tamerlan tsarnaev was interested enough in to link to on his youtube account. that man was hunted down last night with his accomplices. it is said perhaps he is the brother who took the leadership of this group, a group responsible for some outrageous crimes in southern russia, and he was hunted down early this morning. >> all right. a lot of activity going on. thank you. back here in boston, we're standing in front of the memorial, just two weeks ago this was the finish line of the boston marathon. now this memorial is growing bigger and bigger by the day. more remarkable messages i was reading here this morning. >> it's quite lovely. maybe you can share some of those messages with us later. new this morning a mississippi man due in court today accused of sending letters
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to president obama and two others tainted with the deadly poison ricin. 41-year-old james everett dutschke, a martial arts instructor and former political candidate was arrested over the weekend. he is charged with possession and use of a biological agent. dutschke allegedly sent the letters to the president, a local mississippi judge as well sgloch . four people recovering from injuries after a man with a knife charged a church choir in new mexico after its closing hymn. witnesses say the suspect jumped over several pews and started stabbing people. parishioners including the flute player tackled him and held him until police arrived. >> i just dropped my flute, i charged the guy. i got him into a bear hug and pinned him against the wall, but he was much taller than i have. we had one woman, 80 years old, she wouldn't have been able to defend herself. >> 24-year-old lawrence capner
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was arrested. he is not a member of the charge. the four people who were stabbed are expected to recover. president obama will nominate charlotte mayor anthony fox to become the next transportation secretary. that's expected later today. foxx's city hosted the democratic national convention last year, and the nomination would make him the only african-american picked for a cabinet spot in the president's second term. a big milestone in new york city today. at noon eastern, the final sections of the spire will be raised to the top of 1 world trade center. once they're installed, the freedom tower will officially become the tallest building in the western hemisphere at 1,776 feet. a proud day for new yorkers and the entire nation after more than six years of construction. only two buildings in the world will stand taller once that spire is in place. the burj khalifa is the tallest,
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welcome back. i'm john berman live in boston. want to bring you some updates on the boston marathon bombing investigation. the fbi is working with russian security officials to piece together suspected boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev's movements in 2011. investigators believe the tsarnaev brothers were self-radicalized on the internet but still they're looking into the possibility that other people in russia or perhaps the u.s. may have been influences or even accomplices. among the people they're looking into, the mother and tamerlan's
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wife, who converted to islam when she married him in 2010. the bombing suspect's father postponed his trip to the u.s. he told russian media he's in the hospital because of a blood pressure spike. we just got news a few minutes ago that russian special forces have raided a group with possible links to tamerlan tsarnaev. we'll bring you much more on that later. let's go back to new york for some of the other news. a developing and disturbing story. it's a desperate search for the person who stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death. she was discovered saturday by her brother inside their home in the rural community of valley springs, about 60 miles southeast of sacramento, california. leila fowler's mother says the family is devastate. that leila was so full of life and she's pleading that someone turn the killer in. paul vercammen is in valley springs. what is the latest on this investigation? >> right now in this foothill community you have sheriffs
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deputies out looking for any clue, trying to solve this mysterious and heartbreaking killing of an 8-year-old girl. it's a rural community on edge. >> they had the helicopters going over our house last night. >> reporter: a place where doors go often unlocked, now bolted shut. >> i'm sure a lot of families last night locked their windows and doors for the first time. >> reporter: a killer is on the loose. the killer of an 8-year-old girl, leila fowler. police say she and her 12-year-old brother were home alone saturday afternoon when he saw an intruder leaving the house. the boy called his parents who called 911. he then found his sister stabbed, severely wounded. she later died. since then, police have been running down leads. they have no specific suspect they are looking for a white or hispanic male, about six feet tall with a muscular build wearing jeans and a dark shirt. he is considered armed and
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dangerous. >> we're searching extensvely into attics, storage sheds. it is a difficult area to search. >> there are a lot of empty homes and outbuildings around here. a lot of huge rock croppings where somebody can hide. >> reporter: authorities have combed the home and neighborhood for evidence. >> we did collect some fingerprints during that search. we also collected what we believe to be dna. those prints and that dna will hopefully be processed within the next week. >> reporter: there will be an added police presence today at schools and bus stops in the area. as one resident said, this kind of thing just doesn't happen here. and this little girl would have turned 9 years old in june. >> that breaks your heart for the family and that community. paul vercammen live for us this morning. thank you very much. a developing story this morning in peru. rescue teams searching the coast
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scam? sadly it happens very often. how to identify it, christine romans here to tell us. >> more than $26 million raised since the boston bombing, not just through the one fund boston, tens of thousands of people donated nearly $3 million through something called crowd funding. supporters like it because they can see who they're giving it to. they can pick a personality and give it to them. there's help for patrick and jess, bucks for bowlin. the idea is to get money to the victims as quickly as possible. but be careful, for every legitimate page two had to be shut down because of fraud. since they're so new, they have not been monitored. >> they have no track record no financial reports question look at. no real data to show whether or not they'll be legitimate and
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effectivement. >> and this is crowd funding, when you're donating to individual people online and you seek them out. this is what you need to keep in mind. fees as high as 8% of your donation. you will not qualify for a tax deduction, and find out if there are safeguards to make sure the monies do go for the victim. on gofundme organizers looking to raise money have a link to a legitimate facebook profile, and on giveforward checks can be written to the victim not organizer. one fund boston, that is the big overarching fund set up by the governor and mayor of boston. so interesting when you look at that, you can follow along and see how much is individual donations, how much is corporate donations. that's a bigger site. i'm pretty sure that will top 27 million by the end of the day. >> concerns me that it's not considered a charitable deduction for anyone either when you go to that specific person.
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clamming up. no more clues from the boston bombing suspect since he's been read his miranda rights. plus the man claimed to have radicalized one of the brother is speaking ysterious misha. >> police in california looking for the stranger who stabbed an 8-year-old girl in her own home. >> and a milestone just hours away. new york's new world trade center building about to become one of the tallest in the entire world. it's nice to report that welcome back to "early start." nice to have you with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman in boston. it's monday, april 29th. about half past the hour. let's bring you up to speed on the latest developments in the boston marathon bombing investigation. first up, look at this man. he is reportedly a key part of a
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militant group. today russian special forces took him out this just happened overnight. we're just getting this news. that militant group has possible alleged ties to boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. the fbi is joining forces with russian security forces to piece together his every move during a six-month visit back in 2011. even though investigators believe the brothers were self-radicalized online, they are look into the possibility that other people in russia or in the u.s. may have been influences or even accomplices. among the people they're looking into or investigating right now, the mother and tamerlan's wife, katherine russell, who converted to islam when she married tamerlan in 2010. the bombing suspect's father has postponed his trip to the united states. he told russian state media he is in the hospital because his blood pressure spiked. it's been two weeks since the boston terror attack and more
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than two dozen people are still in the hospital right now. those people, of course, recovering from their wounds here. there's new developments inside the prison hospital where bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held. he's in a tiny cell about 40 miles west of boston. pamela brown is live there with the latest on the investigation. good morning, pamela. >> good morning to you, john. dzhokhar tsarnaev arrived here early friday morning. and we have learned from a prison official he is now talking and interacting with medical staff. he is currently living in a 10x10 foot cell, tucked away in a restricted area here at this facility, reserved only for high-risk inmates. he's being observed through video surveillance 24 hours a day. accommodations are spare with only a toilet, sink and bed within his cell. a slot for food, and a small window. as authorities investigate how and why the attacks were carried
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out, the justice department's role in the investigation is under intense scrutiny. according to sources, tsarnaev stopped giving substantive information since being read his miranda rights last monday. attorney general eric holder says a judge was just following what the law says, but one ropen congressman says we could have learned so much more if interrogators had more time. here's what they had to say. >> can you comment on the suspect being read his miranda rights and whether that was appropriate? >> the decision to mirandaize him is one that the magistrate made. that was consistent with the laws that we have. we had a two-day period that we were able to question him under the public safety exception. everything was done appropriately, we got good leads. >> it's absolutely disgraceful that interrogation could vended up saving many american lives. we don't know what full consequences are going to be. who else is involved, who was involved then. could who could be involved in the future. we may not know because of eric
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holder. >> reporter: now, even though tsarnaev is speaking, we don't know if that means he's also talking with interrogators or his attorney for that matter. john? >> pamela brown reporting from devens, massachusetts today. we have another development to tell you about. the islamist said to have radicalize radicalized tamerlan tsarnaev is speaking out. misha was spoken to at his rhode island home. misha told the review he had not been in touch with tamerlan for about three years and he's been cooperating with the fbi. misha also insists he had nothing to do with the bombings and investigators, he says, are about to clear him. >> thank you very much, john. we're following a developing story this morning in northern california. police are investigating the stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl. leila fowler was discovered on saturday by her 12-year-old
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brother inside their home in the rural community of valley springs, that's about 60 miles southeast of sacrament to look at that beautiful little girl. investigators say the parents of the children were not home at the time. they say she don't have a specific suspect, but are looking for a white or hispanic male considered armed and dangerous. >> we're searching extensively into attics, storage sheds. it is a difficult area to search. it's rural, remote. the grass is tall right now. >> police also say they collected finger prints and dna from inside the house. hopefully they'll have the results within a week. a mississippi man due in court today. he's accused of sending letters to president obama and two others tainted with the deadly poison ricin. 41-year-old james everett dutsch dutschke, a martial arts instructor and former political candidate was charged over the weekend of possession and use of a biological agent. he allegedly sent the letters to
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the president, a mississippi senator and a mississippi judge. a proud day or new yorkers and the nation. in about six hours, construction crews will raise the spire to the top of the freedom tower in lower manhattan. once that's installed, one world trade center will stand at 1,776 feet, making it the tallest l d building in the western hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. it's payback for president obama. the commander in chief got a chance to give his critics a few well-placed dinner at the white house correspondents' dinner. conan o'brien was the emcee and lots of stars were in attendance at the nerd prom as it's known. here's some of what the president had to say. >> even after all this time i still make rookie mistakes. like i'm out in california, at a fund-raiser, having a nice time.
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i happen to mention that kamela harris is the best looking attorney in the country. as you can imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> you remember a few months ago my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet shooting at camp david? you remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess -- you were right. guys k we show them the actual photo? we were just trying to tone it down a little bit. i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was a wonderful event. that inspired me to get started on my own legacy, which will actually begin by building another edifice right next to the bush library.
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can we show that, please? i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library. some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace, but i'd rather keep it in the united states. >> all right. that was good. still ahead, the legal showdown over the death of michael jackson. a civil try pitting jackson's family against the promoter of his ill-fated comeback concerts is about to get underway. we're going live to los angeles. you are watching "early start." hey everybody, hi mom... streaming live with a tour of my new place... knowing you can still reach out. ... and now you've seen it. that's powerful. verizon. get mom a lucid 2 by lg for free.
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. in just a few hours in los angeles in a courtroom the michael jackson wrongful death lawsuit begins. the family claims aeg is liable for his death. billions of dollars are at stake. casey wian is live outside the courthouse for us what can we
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expect to hear today? >> as you mentioned, we expect to hear hoping statement force attorneys for michael jackson's family and then attorneys representing aeg live. the key question in this case is who employed dr. conrad murray, the physician convicted of manslaughter in michael jackson's death? ♪ >> reporter: michael jackson was in the last weeks of rehearsal for what was to be his grand comeback. the exhausted 50-year-old insome kn insomniak died in 2009 after an overdose of sedatives and propofol. dr. conrad murray was convicted of giving jackson the fatal dose. he's in prison. now the company that promoted the comeback tour aeg live is fighting legal claims that it shares responsibility for the singer's death because it hired and supervised murray. >> what do you think as his
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mother caused his death? >> i don't know. all i know is they used propofol and they shouldn't have used it. they are using the wrong setting. that's all i know. that's what caused his death. >> the just of the plaintiff's claim against aeg is you control dr. murray and you used your control over dr. murray to pressure him into taking unnecessary and excessive risks with his patient, michael jackson, leading to jackson's death. >> reporter: aeg live's attorney says there was never a signed contract with murray, and jackson was the only one who controlled him. >> he was chosen by michael jackson, he would be michael jackson's doctor alone. this was only being done because michael jackson asked for it michael jackson was the only person who could get rid of him at will. >> reporter: potential witnesses include jackson's children producer quincy jones could testify about the billions of
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dollars jackson would have earned if he lived, money his heirs won't from aeg. the trial is expected to last between two and four months. jackson's family attorneys want to call dr. conrad murray to the stand. but his manslaughter conviction is under appeal, so he has said if they do call him to the stand, he will plead the fifth. zoraida? >> casey wian, thank you. coming up next, he didn't get picked in the nfl draft, but the son of a legendary quarterback is getting a chance to impress the scouts with his dad's old team. if you're leaving the house, you can watch us on your desk top or mobile phone. go to cnn.com/tv. [ lane ] do you ever feel like you're growing old
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welcome back to boston, i'm john berman. we're standing in copely square, the site of the memorial for the victims of the boston marathon attacks. about one block away from the finish line. i want to show you something special here what you're looking at there is one of the message boards. you can see every inch of that giant piece of paper is filled with notes, remembrances, people are leaving messages from all around the world. there are four of these giant pieces of paper there now. parks officials told us over the weekend they had to switch these out six times so far. they roll them up, take them away for something special they have planned later on. hundreds and thousands of notes from people all over the world who are really sharing in this incredible experience. it's a very, very special place. we are here in boston, covering the latest developments in the recovery of the city but also
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the investigation. let's bring you up to speed on that. we have a new development this morning. we learned that russian special forces raided a militant group with possible links to tamerlan tsarnaev. they took out this man a key part of that group. you can see the building going up in a fireball there. this is part of a special forces raid there by russian authorities this comes as the fbi and russian security officials try to piece together tamerlan tsarnaev's movements during his six-month visit to russia back in 2011. they think he and his brother were self-radicalized watching online videos, but that has not ruled out the possibility that others in the united states or russia may have influenced them or helped them in some way. investigators right now are looking into the mother, they're also still trying to talk to tamerlan's wife, katherine russell who converted to islam when she married tamerlan in 2010. tsarnaev's father has postponed
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his trip to the united states. he told russian state media he's in the hospital because of a blood pressure problem. those are some juof the latest developments here in boston. let's go become to you to new york. >> thank you, john. looking for signs of life five days after that catastrophic building collapse in bangladesh. it's good they're still looking because four people were pulled from the wreckage of the crumbled nine-story garment factory yesterday. the death toll now stands at 378. a rescue operation is ongoing, even though they say the chances of finding more survivors is fading fast now. three factory owners and two government engineers have been arrested. the building's owner was arrested as he tried to flee the country. today marks six months since superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast causing massive coastal damage in new york, new jersey, connecticut. tens of thousands of people remain homeless due to the storm. new jersey residents and business owners have until
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wednesday, may 1st to apply for disaster assistance from fema or alo a loan from the small business association. no kobe no chance. tony sparker leading the spurs with 23 points in a 103-82 victory leading the lakers packing. the miami heat swept the milwaukee bucks with an 88-87 win. lebron james scored 17 points in a four-minute stretch of the fourth quarter. and the celtics held off the knicks 97-90 to go to game five. and the golden state warriors are going to game five, they took a commanding 3-2 lead in their best-of-seven series.
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so he did not get picked in the nfl draft, but the son of legendary san francisco 49ers quarterback joe montana is getting a chance to impress his father's old team. nate montana has accepted an invitation to participate in the 49ers thee-day rookie mini camp next month. his agent says he had invitations from three teams, all on the same weekend. of course he chose his dad's team. good luck. it's a soggy start to the week as the south's heavy rain moves north and floodi ining continues to be a problem for some parts and we also want some warm weather. let's go to jennifer delgado. >> the beautiful weekend wasn't enough? >> give me more the. >> i will give you more, more rain to return as you head out on your monday. you can see it extending from the south, alabama up to areas including new england. now, we are seeing thunderstorms moving through areas like columbia, south carolina as well as charleston. we will continue to see those
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showers popping up because in some parts of the southeast we could pick up about another two inches of rainfall. up towards the northeast, it will be quiet. we have some video coming out of houston. this video is incredible. zoraida, look at this this is flash flooding setting up when all this heavy rainfall came down on saturday. we're talking six to eight inches. this is the number one weather-related killer as i take you over to our graphic. you never want to drive through those situations, because it puts first responders as well as your life in danger. the flooding will crest tomorrow in fargo. severe storms today for wisconsin, iowa. i want to point out to you look what will happen with the temperatures today. we're talking nearly 80 degrees for a high in denver. wednesday, 37.
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zoraida, tomorrow i will be talking about snow chances for denver. >> what? >> yes. this is not a mess up, not a jennifer blooper. it will snow. >> lovely. we can't wait for that news. thank you very much. >> you want warm temperatures. >> maybe something will switch around and we'll bypass the snow. thank you. "iron man 3" doesn't hit the theaters until this weekend, but the summer blockbuster is already living up to its billing. details after this. [ female announcer ] are you sensitive to dairy?
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welcome back to "early start." trending online this morning, michael jordan got hitched over the weekend in palm beach. his long-time girlfriend said their vows in front of about 500 guests including spike lee and tiger woods. about 2,000 people were at the reception at a huge tent at the golf club near jordan's mansion. usher was one of the wedding sinkers. and "iron man" rules the world. the sequel with a colossal oversees debut. "iron man 3" made more than $195 million beating out last year's global blockbuster "the avengers" which opened with $185 million. it's a good head start for "iron man 3" which makes its u.s. debut this weekend. it's called nerd prom where celebrities and political heavyweights mingle with journalists each year in washington, d.c. conan o'brien hosted the dinner saturday night. you heard president obama
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earlier giving his critics payback. then it was conan's turn. >> the president is hard at work creating jobs. since he was first elected, number of popes has doubled. and the number of "tonight show" hosts has tripled. congratulations. in the past we've had scary enemies like saddam hussein and hitler. now our nemesis is a pouty who who dresses like rosie at the emmys. kim jong-un doesn't get that we have an unstable peninsula that will bring down america, it's called florida the president and i are a lot alike. we both went to harvard, we both have two children, and we both
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told joe biden we don't have extra tickets for tonight's event. >> "early start" continues right now. the surviving boston bombing suspect is locked in a 10x10 cell this morning and talking less about the attack now that he's been read his miranda rights. plus tracking the terror trail overseas. right now russian special forces going in guns blazing, hunting down militants that might be linked to the bombing suspects. and a manhunt underway. who killed an 8-year-old california girl inside her home over the weekend? the investigation intensifying this morning. and new heights for new york and the entire nation. the skyscraper about to become the tallest in the hemisphere. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> i'm john berman live in boston this morning.
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it is monday, april 29th. it is 6:00 a.m. in the east. we have some brand new developments this morning in the boston marathon bombing investigation. i want you to look at this man right here. a key part of a militant group out of rush that that may have ties to alleged boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. today russian forces took him out, bombing this building in dagestan. all this as investigators work to -- actions in russia. the fbi is joining forces with russian security forces to piece together his every move during his six-month visit back in 2011 and even though they don't believe the brothers were self-radicalized online watching videos they're still looking into the possibility that other people in russia or maybe here in the united states may have been influences. among them, people in their inner circle like their mother, and also possibly tamerlan's wife katherine russell who converted to islam when she married tamerlan back in 2010. the bombing suspect's father has
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postponed his trip here to the united states. he told russian state media he's in the hospital because his blood pressure spiked. it has been two weeks now since the boston terror attacks. and more than two dozen people are still in the hospital. again, two weeks later, even as the investigation moves on, life for these people still in recovery mode. right now bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is now at a medical facility for federal prisoners. he's locked up in a tiny cell, that's about 40 miles west of boston. pamela brown is live there in deve devens, massachusetts with the latest on the investigation. >> good morning, john. new developments this morning. we have learned from a prison official at 19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev is speaking and interacting with medical staff here at federal medical center devens. this is an indication that his condition has improved significantly. inside these federal prison hospital walls in devens, massachusetts, 40 miles outside
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of boston, bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is living in solitude, in a 10x10 cell equipped with a steel door, and ama window where he's being observed 24 hours a day. the accommodations are bare, limited to a toilet, sink and bed. in a restricted area reserved only for high risk inmates. there's only room for 30 offenders in this special section and now tsarnaev is one of them. as investigators try to figure out how and why he allegedly carried out the attacks with his brother, later killed in a police shoot-out, the justice department's role in the investigation has come under intense scrutiny. tsarnaev has stopped giving substantive information to authorities since being read his miranda rights, sources have indicated. in an exclusive interview with cnn's brianna keilar at the white house correspondents dinner saturday night, attorney general eric holder defended the decision. >> will you comment on the suspect being mirandized and whether that was appropriate? >> well, i mean, the decision to
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mirandize him was one that the totally consistent with the laws that we have. we had a two-day period that they were able to question him under the public safety exception so i think everything was done appropriately and we got good leads. >> reporter: republican congressman peter king strongly disagrees, saying more time to interrogate tsarnaev could have brought forth new critical information to keep america safe. >> absolutely critical because that interrogation could have prevented saving many american lives. we don't know what the full consequences are going to be. who else was involved? who was involved then. who could be involved in the future. we may not know because of eric holder. >> tsarnaev's brother tamerlan and his brother had been listed in a u.s. counterterrorism database since russia raised concerns about both of them in 2011 an intelligence official told cnn. it was in that same year an official with knowledge of the investigation is now saying that russia intercepted communication between tamerlan's mother, and one of the two sons discussing
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jihad in a conversation described as vague. the information came from a wiretap of the mother the russians have turned over only in recent days. earlier in the week, russia's president, vladimir putin, acknowledged the situation could have been handled better. to my great regret, he said, we were not able to provide our american colleagues with information that would have had operative significance. attorney general eric holder declined to comment on that wiretap. now, in addition to the terrorism charges tsarnaev already faces, he could face more charges soon. a grand jury is looking over evidence, and then an indictment will be presented sometime in the next few weeks after that sometime down the road we'll see tsarnaev in court. john? >> all right, pamela brown our thank you. pamela brown reporting for devens, massachusetts, about 40 miles west of boston where dzhokhar tsarnaev is currently in custody. thanks, pamela. we want to find out more now about that militant group that may have ties to tamerlan
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tsarnaev. cnn's nick paton walsh is live in moscow with details for us on this development. really breaking overnight, nick. >> absolutely. the early hours of sunday morning that this raid you're seeing, remarkably violent it appears, was aimed at trying to kill the man. let me wind back a little bit and explain to you why he's significant in the tsarnaev case. he is part of a militant group led by a man called abu dujen, a video of him was by tamerlan tsarnaev on his youtube channel. we don't know if the two men met but it's interesting that this man went. he links the video of him. a member of that militant group, his brother is reported, became the leader of that militant group once abu dujen was killed
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and i can show you some pictures of him killed in the early morning special forces raid in the forest with the abu dujen militant group. we don't know if the man you've just seen or abu dujen ever met tamerlan tsarnaev. the link is from his youtube page. we do know while they're handing information to the american counterparts at the fbi there are ongoing special forces raids just as early as yesterday morning to take out some of these militants in abu dujen's group. >> nick paton walsh for us in moscow. at a minimum russian special forces with an uptick in activity against some of these militant groups that may be connected to tamerlan tsarnaev. we're going to talk to cnn law enforcement analyst tom fuentes about the boston bombing investigation as well as the new developments in russia, these special forces raids. tom fuentes coming up about 6:30 a.m. eastern time. let's go back to zoraida in new york for more of the other news. >> good morning to you john.
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the man accused of sending letters to president obama and two others tainted with the deadly poison ricin is due in court today. 41-year-old james everett dutschke, a martial arts instructor and former let cal candidate was arrested over the weekend. he is charged with possession and use of a biological agent. dutschke allegedly sent the tainted letters to the president, mississippi senator roger wicker and also to a local mississippi judge in and four people recovering this morning after a man with a knife charged a church choir in albuquerque during his closing hymn. witnesses say the suspect jumped over several pews yesterday and simply started stabbing people. parishioners, including the flute player, taggled him and held him until police arrived. >> i took my flute and i charged the guy, and i god him into a bear hug and pinned him against the wall. but he was much taller than i am. we had one woman 80 years old, she was unable to defend
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herself. >> gerald madrid is a hero. 24-year-old was arrested. authorities say he's not a member of the church. the four people who were stabbed are expected to be okay. and president obama will nominate charlotte's mayor anthony fox to become the next transportation secretary later today. foxx's city hosted the democratic national convention last year and the nomination would make him the only african-american picked for a cabinet spot in the president's second term. and it's an inspiring milestone in new york city today, at noon eastern the final sections of the spire will be raised to the top of one world trade center. take a look here. once they're installed the freedom tower will officially become the tallest building in the western hemisphere at 1,776 feet. a proud day for new yorkers, and actually the entire nation, after more than six years of construction. and only two buildings in the entire world will stand taller. once that spire is in place. the burj khalifa in dubai is the
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tallest at 2,717 feet. that is followed by the makkah royal clock tower hotel in mecca, saudi arabia. looking forward to that. and coming up a disturbing story has police on a manhunt this morning. this little girl, an 8-year-old girl, stabbed and right now no leads on who did it. a live report coming up next. she isn't ready.
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welcome back, everyone, i'm john berman live in boston this morning. i'm standing at the memorial site in copley plaza about a block away from the finish line here. we've been looking at some of these memorials. you're looking at the marker for sean collier, the m.i. tincht officer killed the night of that manhunt one week and a half ago at this point. there's a note actually behind it, you can't read it, but i just took a look at it. really a lovely note from police officers from colorado springs, colorado, who were here, and it basically says, you know, rest easy sean collier, we'll take the watch from here. and that note was from police officers, again, all the way from colorado. so people all over the country leaving notes and remembrances behind. we're here to follow the bombing investigation.
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there were some overnight developments. russian special forces raided a militant group with possible links to tamerlan tsarnaev. they took out this man, reportedly a key part of that militant group, and these are new images of this operation in dagestan. you can hear the shelling of that building right now, going down in a mess of flames and explosion pb new special forces just happened over the weekend. they trying to piece together tamerlan tsarnaev's movements during his visit to russia in 2011. they think that he and his brother were self-radicalized by watching videos but that has not ruled out the possibility that others in the united states or in russia may have influenced the brothers. still looking into the tsarnaev's mothers right now and also looking to find out more about tamerlan's wife katherine russell who converted to islam when she married him in 2010. meanwhile the tsarnaev's father has now postponed his trip to the united states. he told russian state media that
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he's in the hospital right now, because of a blood pressure problem. so, all kinds of new developments breaking overnight, zoraida, in the investigation here. >> a lot going on. we'll check back in with you. and we have a developing and incredibly disturbing story this morning. the search for the person who stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death. she was discovered saturday by her brother inside their home in the rural community of valley springs. that's about 60 miles southeast of sacramento, california. leila fowler's mother is speaking out. she writes we are devastated. if someone is helping hide him, turn him in. look at our baby girl. she did not deserve this. she came from a large family with many siblings, she loved her daddy more than anything in this world. oh, my goodness. that is so difficult to look at. cnn's paul vercammen is in valley springs, covering the very latest on his story for us. do they have any suspects? >> no, they do not, zoraida. and one insider telling me this
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could be a very difficult case to solve. as of right now, sheriff's deputies out there canvassing neighborhoods, looking for any clues. this is a killing that is absolutely rocked this foothills community in the sierra nevada. it's a rural community on edge. >> they had the helicopters going over our house last night. >> reporter: a place where doors often go unlocked, now bolted shut. >> i'm sure a lot of families last night locked all their windows, locked all their doors for the first time. >> reporter: a killer is on the loose. the killer of an 8-year-old girl, leila fowler. police say she and her 12-year-old brother were home alone saturday afternoon when he says he saw an intruder leaving the house. the boy called his parents, who called 911. he then found his sister stabbed, severely wounded. she later died. since then police have been running down leads, but have no specific suspects. >> we're searching, you know,
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extensive into attics and storage sheds. it is a difficult area to search. it's rural, remote, the grass is tall right now. >> there are a lot of empty homes and out-buildings around here. there's like huge rock croppings where somebody can hide in. >> reporter: authorities have combed the home and the neighborhood for evidence. >> we did collect some fingerprints during that search and we also collected what we believe to be dna. those prints and that dna will hopefully be processed within the next week. >> reporter: there will be an added police presence today at schools and bus stops in the area. as one resident said, this kind of thing just does not happen here. and leila's mother telling cnn that she had five siblings, brothers and sisters, living here in valley springs and they also had an extended blended family, three other siblings out of state, zoraida, and they said that leila just loved all these brothers and sisters. back to you. >> i was taking a look at their
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pictures here that the mother sent. an incredibly beautiful family. your heart really goes out to them. in a developing story this morning in syria and the country's ongoing civil war. a car bomb exploded in damascus today, syria's prime minister apparently the intended target. he was not harmed but one person was killed in that blast. no one has claimed responsibility but the attack is significant because it happened near president bashar al assad's palace. and opening statements will begin in just a few hours from now in the michael jackson wrongful death trial. the civil casepies jackson's mother catherine against concert promoter aeg live and it seeks billions of dollars on behalf of jackson's three children. the jackson's family claims aeg is liable for jackson's death but it hired and supervised dr. conrad murray, who was convicted of unvoluntarily manslaughter in the criminal trial. this trial is expected to last about three months. we heard between two and four months. and a lesbian teacher fired from a catholic high school in
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welcome back to "early start" good morning to you. 23 minutes past the hour. "minding your business" this morning. what a rally it's been, right? stocks have gone up every month this year. will we see another gain as we end this month? what say you? >> every month this year. we could. we really could. a couple more days left for the month. the stock market every month this year just two trading days do go.
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the dow on track for five months higher in a row. the s&p and nasdaq that rally started even sooner. they're set for six months in a row. the dow is up more than 12% just this year. that's better than what we mostly see in a full year. it's been a nice return for you 401(k) or your i.r.a. up for the stock component of it. futures are higher this morning and european stocks are encouraged this morning that italy, one of europe's debt-ridden countries has formed a new government. a sign of stability there. here at home stocks have been rising on signs that the american economy is here. consumers are spending money on cars. the housing market is rebounding. but unemployment is still too high. the federal reserve is keeping interest rates artificially low. that's really hurting savers, and forced spending cuts will unfold throughout the summer, so those are some of the things holding back optimism heading into the summer. >> and i am very excited about some airfare deals that you're going to talk about. >> i am. a little bit of a savings for you. "usa today" says the average roundtrip domestic flight from
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one of the tallest in the entire world. zplad you're with us, i'm zoraida sambolin in new york. >> i'm john berman in boston this morning. it is monday, april 29th. about half past the hour right now. we're getting new developments in this investigation. we want to bring you that news right away here. take a look at this man. this picture about to show you is reportedly a key part of a militant group based in russia. this group may have ties to alleged boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. and we're about to show you some video here, dramatic video that shows russian special forces bombing the building in dagestan where that group was hiding out. we are just getting that video now and the raid as the fbi joined forces with russian security to figure out where tamerlan tsarnaev's every move may have been during a six-month visit to russia back in 2011. even though they believe the brothers were self-radicalized online watching videos, they're
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still looking into the possibility that other people in russia or the united states may have been influences. among the people they're looking into the mother of the tsarnaev brothers, also tamerlan's wife katherine russell who converted to islam when she married tamerlan in 2010. we've also learned that the tsarnaev's father has postponed his trip to the united states. he told russian state media that he's in the hospital because his blood pressure spiked. it has been two weeks since the boston terror attack, and two weeks to the day after the marathon, two dozen people are still in the hospital today recovering. right now this morning there are also new developments inside the prison hospital where 19-year-old bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is being held. he's locked up in a tiny 10x10 foot cell about 40 miles west of boston. pamela brown is there live in devens, massachusetts, with the latest on the investigation there. good morning, pamela. >> good morning to you, john.
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19-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev arrived here at federal medical centerevens early friday morning and we have learned from prison officials he is now talking and interacting with medical staff here. he is currently living in solitude in a 10x10 foot cell that is tucked away in a restricted area of this facility reserved only for high risk inmates. he's being observed through video surveillance 24 hours a day. accommodations are spare, with only a toilet, sink and bed within his cell. a slot for food and a small window as authorities investigate how and why the attacks were carried out the justice department's role in this investigation is under intense scrutiny. according to sources tsarnaev has stopped giving substantive information ever since being read his miranda rights last monday. attorney general eric holder said a judge was following what the law says but one republican congressman says we could have learned so much more if interrogators had more time. let's take a listen. can you comment on the suspect
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being mirandized and whether that was appropriate? >> well, i mean the decision to mirandize him was one that t the -- and that was totally consistent with the laws that we have. we had a two-day period that we were able to question him under the public safety exception so i think everything was done appropriately and we got good leads. >> this is absolutely disgraceful, because that interrogation could have ended up saving many other american lives. we don't know what the full consequences are going to be. who else is involved. who was involved then, who could be involved in the future. we may not know because of eric holder. >> now, even though we know tsarnaev is now speaking and interacting with medical staff here, what we don't know is whether he's talking with investigators. prison officials won't tell us that. but now that he has representation, sources say that is highly unlikely. john? >> all right. pamela brown in devens, massachusetts. thanks so much, pamela. of course the investigation
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continues in devens, in boston where i am, and on the other side of the world in russia. let's bring all these threats together right now and bring in cnn law enforcement analyst tom fuentes, former assistant director of the fbi. tom, i want to start with this development we're just learning about overnight, russian special for forces raiding a militant group in dagestan with possible connections to tamerlan tsarnaev. at a minimum we know that tamerlan had videos of this group on his youtube channel. what do you make of this development? >> i think it shows that the russians all along have been looking at that group very closely. they were monitoring tamerlan's mother going back to 2011 and the initial request of the fbi may have been not the russian's way of alerting the u.s., but the u.s. may be attacked but maybe wanting background done on tammer lab to see if he was going to make a link or connection to the group in dagestan, and attack russia. and that that may have been their focus so that when the fbi
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investigates there, and finds no u.s. connection to anybody that looks like they're related to terrorism, or possibly fund-raising or the dagestani groups or any of that, that the fbi sends that to them and they figure okay, they're satisfied with that. meantime they're monitoring this group and his mother so you would think they would be well aware of his travel when he goes there. and so monitor his movement, who he meets with, and what he does the whole time he's there. >> let's keep the focus on russia for a minute. a group of runners is passing behind me at the memorial site. with the focus on russia we got this news over the weekend that the russians intercepted phone calls between the tsarnaevs' mother and tamerlan tsarnaev and another source where they were talking about jihad, and -- how effective or how useful would that information have been to the fbi if they had been told back in 2011? >> well, many aspects of that would have been very useful.
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first the fact that they had a wiretap covering the mother in the first place would have alerted the fbi that there's much more of a serious connection here than just hearing a rumor on the street that he might be becoming radicalized. and i think that it would have led the fbi early on to say what more do you know? i mean they did request twice additional information before closing the investigation here. but, toy probably would have pursued that a little more strongly saying wait a minute, you know more than you're telling us. you know, they're now telling us this information in the past week. not two years ago when it really could have been useful. >> what possible motivation could the russians have had not to provide that information, if so basic? >> well, i think, as i said i think the motivation may have been they're only concerned about russia, that they didn't see him as a threat to the u.s. that they saw him as possibly with u.s. connections, maybe he's raising money for the group in dagestan or other support, and the threat was that he would
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go to dagestan, get with that group, and maybe attack russia. i think their whole concern from the beginning has been to protect russia. and didn't see him because members of these groups have not come to the u.s., ever, in the past couple of decades of this whole battle between russia and chechen militants. so i think that was probably their thinking. we're guessing at this point. we don't know exactly what they knew, and what they were thinking at the time. >> we are guessing. but it does seem like a missed opportunity. tom fuentes, cnn law enforcement analyst, thanks so much for being with us this morning. let's go back to zoraida in new york for more of the day's other news. >> good morning, john. it's 38 minutes past the hour. we're following a developing story in northern california where police are investigating the stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl. leila fowler was discovered on saturday by her 12-year-old brother inside their home, in the rural community of valley springs. that's about 60 miles southeast of sacramento. investigators say the parents
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were not home at the time, and police do not have a specific suspect. but they collected fingerprints and dna from inside the house and say they are looking for a white or hispanic male, who's considered armed and dangerous. >> our searching, you know, extensively into attics and storage sheds. it is a difficult area to search. it's rural, remote. the grass is tall right now. >> police say the dna evidence that they collected will take about a week to process. and leila's mother released a statement saying, quote, we are devastated. if someone is helping hide him, turn him in. look at our baby girl. she didn't deserve this. she came from a large family with many siblings, she loved her daddy more than anything in this world. she would joke that she would only be allowed to date when her daddy was dead. she was so full of life. she want everyone to remember the good in her, and not how she was taken from us. if you have any information on this case you are urged to call police. 39 minutes past the hour here.
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new this morning a sign of hope for people in new york city and across the nation. today at noon, construction crews will raise the spire to the top of freedom tower in lower manhattan. and once it is installed one world trade center will stand 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the western hemisphere. and the third tallest in the world. and still ahead a new legal drama concerning michael jackson's death about to unfold in a los angeles courtroom. we're going to take you there live coming up next.
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welcome back. 43 minutes past the hour.
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christine romans joining us with a look at what is ahead on "starting point." >> the surviving boston bombing suspect sits in a 10x10 foot cell, investigators are looking at the life of his late brother tammer lab. u.s. and russian officials working together to figure out what he was doing in russia in 2011 and how an overnight raid there could be connected. former cia officer gary berntsen weighs in on that. then it's six months to the day superstorm sandy slammed into the east coast. we'll talk with a woman who lost her family and her home in that storm. and the president shows off his sense of humor taking shots at himself, the media and republicans at the white house correspondents dinner. john baer who served under president clinton and attended this big event johns us live. >> thank you very much, christine. michael jackson's life and death will be back in the spotlight today. opening statements in a wrongful
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death trial pitting jackson's family against concert promoter aeg live set to begin in just a few hours from now. jackson's family claims aeg is liable for his death. billions of dollars are at stake here and the potential witness list is star studded is, we understand. cnn's casey wian is live outside the courthouse in downtown los angeles. what can you tell us? >> well, zoraida, as you mention, we're expected to hear opening statements this morning, first this morning from attorneys representing michael jackson's family. then from attorneys representing the giant entertainment real estate and sports conglomerate aeg live. the key question in this case is who actually employed dr. conrad murray, the physician who was convicted of manslaughter in michael jackson's death. michael jackson was in the last weeks of rehearsal for what was to be his grand comeback. the exhausted 50-year-old insomniac died in 2009 from an
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overdose ofdis and the surgical anesthetic propofol. dr. conrad murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter for giving jackson the fatal dose in an effort to help him sleep. he's in prison. now the company that promoted the comeback tour, aeg live, is fighting legal claims by jackson's mother and children that it shares responsibility for the singer's death because it hired and supervised murray. >> what do you think, as his mother, caused his depth? >> i don't know. all i know is that they used propofol, and they shouldn't have used it, and they used it in the wrong setting. that's all i know. and that's what caused his death. >> the gist of the plaintiff's claim against aeg is that you controlled dr. murray and you used your control over dr. murray to pressure him into taking unnecessary and excessive risk with his patient, michael jackson, leading to michael
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jackson's death. >> reporter: aeg live's attorney says there was never a signed contract with murray. and that jackson was the only one who controlled him. >> he was chosen by michael jackson. he'd be there at michael jackson's behest. he'd be michael jackson's doctor alone. that this was only being done because michael jackson asked for it. michael jackson was the only person who could get rid of him at will. >> reporter: potential witnesses include jackson's teenage children, prince michael, and paris. quincy jones could testify about the billions of dollars michael jackson would have earned if he had lived mon this his heirs now want from aeg a multibillion dollar sports entertainment and real estate conglomerate. now this trial is expected to last two to four months, perhaps even longer. jackson's family attorneys want to call dr. conrad murray to the stand but he has said he would take the fifth if he is called. that's because his appeal of his manslaughter conviction is ongoing. zoraida? >> all right, casey wian live outside the court for us this
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morning. 47 minutes past the hour. it was a season to remember in l.a. but for all the wrong reasons. a bitter end for the lakers. that's in today's "bleacher report" coming up. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] nothing gets you going quite like the power of quaker oats. today is going to be epic. quaker up.
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welcome back, everyone. i'm john berman live in boston this morning. i'm standing in copley square, the site of the memorial for the victims of the boston marathon bombings. we've been here all morning. when you come out as early as we do you see really interesting things. i want to show you this picture we took from a little while ago. this is a truck that we saw a short while ago that was delivering flowers here. this is a truck full of flowers. now, this is two weeks since the bombings here in boston. and this truck from the boston public works department arrived here a short while ago, and these men they brought out these bouquets of flowers, that have been piling up at different sites around the city for the victims of this blast. and they're so carefully placing them and keeping this a beautiful, beautiful site. again two weeks since the bombing and we're covering every development in the investigation. there were some new developments
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overnight from russia. russian special forces raided a militant group with possible links to tamerlan tsarnaev. they took out this man, reportedly a key part of the group, and these are new images of that operation in dagestan. a pretty violent operation. you can hear the shelling of that building. you see it going down in flames and explosions. again this is a group with possible links to tamerlan tsarnaev. right now russian security forces are working together to piece together tamerlan's trip. his six month trip to russia which began in 2011 and 2012. that could be see to unlocking what went on here in boston. zoraida? >> all right. thank you very much, john. 52 minutes past the hour. the los angeles lakers knocked out of the playoffs last night by the san antonio spurs. and of course, they lost in true hollywood dramatic fashion. jared greenberg is here with more in today's "bleacher report." do tell. more details. >> good morning, zoraida. a turbulent season that ends as
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bad as it really possibly could have. before the season the so-called experts said the lakers would easily make it to the nba finals. now, they're like the rest of us. they'll need to buy a ticket if they want to go. and what could have been dwight howard's final game in a laker uniform he was ejected from the game. temper temper. a trade brought him to l.a. in august. this summer he'll be a free agent. shortly after howard hit the showers kobe bryant made his first appearance at a laker game since undergoing achilles surgery. he was courtside as the spurs handed the lakers a beating sweeping l.a. right out of the playoffs. with what was supposed to be a magical season is now over. a year that seemed surreal. >> like a nightmare. just like a bad dream. and they couldn't wake up out of pit that's what it felt like. you know, just felt like nothing can do right from the start. >> hall of famer and arguably
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the greater laker of all time doesn't disagree with howard magic johnson saying on twitter quote i'm so happy this season is over with the talent on this team this could go down as one of the worst seasons in laker history. end quote. the basketball season continues in boston after blowing a 20-point lead the celtics needed overtime to beat the knicks. extending their season for at least one more game. jason terry scored nine of boston's 13 points ins extra session. the knicks still lead the series 3-1. game five in new york on wednesday. minus one superstar, the defending nba champs are one step closer to repeating. dwyane wade sat out with a knee injury but miami still has the best player in the world. lebron james shot the lights out, hitting 65% of his shots, scoring a game-high 30 points. the heat sweeps the bucs and advanced to play the winner of the brooklyn series. that tooks the question could the heat possibly sweep their way to the nba finals? you can check out that conversation right now on
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bleacherreport.com. shamu move over, san diego has a new favorite animal. the world's fastest squirrel. don't believe me? just watch the squirrel with a ton of ground to make up. and look at him go. >> wow. >> he's got it. >> check that out. >> a former college sprinter, giving padre fans finally something to cheer about. look at that. >> jared greenberg, thank you very much. love the squirrel. that was fun. we'll be right back. changing the world is exhausting business. with the innovating and the transforming and the revolutionizing. it's enough to make you forget that you're flying five hundred miles an hour on a chair that just became a bed. you see, we're doing some changing of our own. ah, we can talk about it later. we're putting the wonder back into air travel, one innovation at a time.
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57 minutes past the hour. president obama tried his hand at stand-up comedy saturday night at the annual white house correspondents' dinner, targeting not only his critics but himself, as well, entering to the sounds of rap music. ♪ >> thank you. how do you like my new entrance music? rush limbaugh warned you about this. second term, baby. i recognize that this job can take a toll on you. i understand second terms need a burst of new energy, try some new things, and then my team and i talked about it, we were willing to try anything so we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. >> oh, no. not a good look on the president
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of the united states. that is "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. john berman continues our coverage live in boston with "starting point" right now. good morning, everyone. i'm john berman live in boston this morning. our "starting point," a raid overnight in russia. why special forces wanted this man dead and his possible connection to one of the suspected boston bombers, tamerlan tsarnaev. plus, the u.s. and russia working furiously to piece together tamerlan's every move leading up to the marathon attacks. this as his surviving brother is questioned in a 10x10 cell. we are live in boston, and in moscow, with the developing details. then, a manhunt under way for the man behind the brutal murder of an 8-year-old girl. the family's desperate plea for help. and history. the final section of one world trade center goes up today.
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details on the soon-to-be tallest building in the western hemisphere. also, president obama lets the jokes fly, shooting arrows at republicans, the media, and of course himself. >> these days, i look in the mirror and i have to admit, i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist i used to be. >> it is monday, april 29th, and "starting point" begins right now. we are following new developments underfolding this hour in the boston marathon bombing investigation. i want you to take a look at this man, he is reportedly a key part of a militant group, and today, russian special forces killed him. that militant group has possible ties to alleged boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev. meantime the fbi is joining

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