of the hour which means it is time for the top news. i was convinced that the part had been damaged by a high explosion. >> bombshell revelation, the infamous twa flight 800 not an accident? investigators of the crash come forward saying something else may have caused the disaster. shocking crime, a mother and daughter held against their will, forced to work in servitude for two years, now finally free. three people are charged. how did they get away with it? a massive wildfire moving in on one of the nation's popular tourist destinations. 1,500 people now evacuated. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning, and welcome
back to "new day". i'm kate bolduan, hope you're having a good morning so far. >> i'm chris cuomo and michaela pereira here with us as always, it is wednesday, june 19th, 6:00 in the east. an attack inside a u.s. airbase in afghanistan kills four u.s. soldiers and the taliban is claiming responsibility. the attack happened just before the u.s. is expected to formally meet with the taliban to discuss an end to fighting there, making matters worse, afghan president hamid karzai has decided to suspend security talks with the u.s.. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is following all the developments. thank you for being here and good morning. >> good morning, chris, just unfolding in the last couple of hours, hamid karzai, the president of afghanistan suspending the security cooperation talks that would have kept u.s. troops in afghanistan after the end of
next year, when they are scheduled to leave. this is the latest diplomatic crisis, provoked by karzai. he has done this before. this time the u.s. has to figure out what he really wants. is he upset about the peace talks with the taliban? the u.s. believes those talks are essential. that's how you get out of this war. karzai has his own political problems inside of afghanistan, may not want to be seen sitting down with his enemies. >> thank you very much. for all of the talk about progress still not over there yet. >> a lot needs to be done to secure that country. president obama is in berlin meeting with german chancellor angela merkel. in a few hours he'll deliver a speech at brandenburg gate. brianna keilar is with the president in berlin. big day, brianna, what's going on? >> reporter: it is a big day. kate, good morning to you. we're waiting for a live press conference between president
obama and angela merkel. we're expecting merkel to raise concerns about the nsa programs. they'll likely be asked about that. the biggest today is the president's speech and as far as big speeches on the state of the free world go, berlin is certainly where it is at, especially now, about 50 years after jfk's very famous speech, the ich bin ein speech he gave not too far from the brandenburg gate, it was ronald reagan who challenged gorbachev to tear down the gate. he grew a crowd of 200,000, not that amount expected this time but he'll be talking about negotiating with russia, putting pressure on iran and north korea and something that's really interesting, he will be speaking from the east side of the
brandenburg gate, he will be the first u.s. president to do that. >> brianna keilar traveling with the president with the president for us, thank you so much. this is the first time we've heard about nuclear arsenals because we haven't heard much since. we have potentially new information in the infamous twa flight 800 crash. six whistleblowers ending their silence after 17 years. they claim federal investigators falsified the official cause of the crash. 230 people on board that flight died in the summer of 1996 when their boeing 747 exploded and came down off the coast of long island. rene marsh is live from washington. rene? this means a lot to people. >> absolutely, good morning, chris. the theory that something sinister or sinister force this new but the twists this morning is who is making the claim? new this morning former accident
investigators say they have evidence to prove this was no accident. it was a crash as horrific as it was mysterious. twa flight 00 explode in 1996 off the coast of long island. >> it blew up in the air and then we saw two fireballs around it. >> reporter: all 230 on board dead. the cause after an investigation a spark from faulty wiring leading to the center fuel tank but now, six retired members of the original investigation team are breaking their silence. in a new documentary they are challenging the ntsb's findings and calling for the investigation to be reopened. >> i was convinced the part had been damaged by a high explosion because of the entrance hole and the exit hole.
>> reporter: these former investigators who range from the ntsb, twa, airline pilots union, and forensic experts claim that radar and forensic evidence shows the wiring was not the cause of the crash. what would your analysis have been? >> the primary conclusion was the explosive forces came from outside the airplane, not the center fuel tank. >> would that statement have been in your analysis? >> if i got the right one. >> the agenda was that this is an accident. make it so. >> reporter: these investigators say that the evidence they examined proves that one or more explosions outside the aircraft caused the crash. however, they don't speculate about the source of the explosions. among the theories considered and rejected by the ntsb at the time was that a missile was responsible. the filmmakers plan to petition
the ntsb to reopen the investigation. in a statement the ntsb left that possibility open if new evidence is uncovered saying investigators and staff spent an enormous amount of time reviewing, documenting and analyzing facts and data, while the ntsb rarely re-investigates issues that have already been examined, our investigations are never closed and we can review any new information not previously considered by the board. well, chris, we haven't seen this evidence, so right now it is their word against the government. we can tell you that the film premieres next month and it will be on the anniversary, the 17th anniversary of the crash. chris? >> what's interesting, rene, because no terror group ever took responsibility. we all remember, those of us who were old now remember at the time the ideas people had seen missile tracks, nothing ever came of them. what do you think the chances are, what are you hearing the
likelihood that this count is new information? >> the ntsb as it stands they say they have not received a petition to reopen the investigation just yet. in order for the ntsb to consider reopening the case it depends on the evidence. either it comes down to the evidence or they have to prove that the board's findings were pretty much wrong. so they have quite a case to build here, usually takes about 60 days before they make a determination on this kind of petition, but that definite deadline could take longer. >> thank you very much for the reporting, the documentary itself doesn't say what the cause of the explosion was. you have to believe men of this caliber for a reason. >> that's what makes it so interesting, they are raising
serious questions. very interesting. another shocking case in ohio, amazing we have to talk about this so soon. authorities there say they've uncovered a case of modern day slavery. three people charged with holding a mentally disabled woman and her daughter captive. cnn's pamela brown is in ashland, ohio, with the very horrific details of the conditions these two were living in. pamela, what are you hearing this morning? >> reporter: that's right, kate. we're about to share some disturbing details in a confusing case. it started out as a simple shoplifting case and turned into so much more, a mother and daughter allegedly forced to live in unthinkable horror. horrible situation, disturbing situation here allegedly held against their will. inside this house, an ohio woman and her child deprived of their freedom, dignity and basic needs for a year and a half according to federal authorities. >> these individuals deprived this woman and her child of the
most fundamental of american rights, freedom. >> this case is nothing less than a case of modern day slavery. >> reporter: 26-year-old jordie callahan, his girlfriend, 31-year-old jessica hunt and their friend daniel brown all charged with imprisoning a disabled woman and her child. prosecutors say essie was forced to do household chores and threatened with a pit bull and sometimes she and her daughter were forced to eat dog food. >> they were locked in the rooms, forced to work all the time, people who were threatened and beaten and injured. >> reporter: according to court documents, essie was also questioned as gunpoint and one of her alleged captors took out his knife and threatened to cut her finger off. medical records show essie visited the emergency room at least three times between 2011 and 2012 with a variety of
injuries. ashland police were tipped off when she tried to steal a candy bar. when police showed up they were shown a video of essie beating her mother. callahan denies the allegations. >> the victim went when she wanted to go, whenever she wanted to go. >> reporter: this comes on the heelds heels of another disturbing case in nearby cleveland, the shocking rescue of three women held for a decade by ariel castro. both of these cases of alleged abuse stunning their neighbors, left wondering how this could be happening in their back yards. according to a law enforcement source i spoke with, essie and her daughter knew the suspects before they were held captive. we don't know what that relationship was. authorities believe a possible motive in this case was essie's government disability benefits she received which the suspects took, according to authorities.
we're hearing that more charges could be on the way and at least one more arrest in this case. the big question, how could this be in a six week time frame in the cleveland area another case where captives were allegedly held. authorities believe this is poorly coincidental. chris and kate? >> pamela, thanks so much, from ashland, ohio, for us this morning. we've been talking more about this case with the federal prosecutor later in the show. you don't want to miss that. if you needed a reminder of what is going on in ohio, 65 miles away in cleveland, ohio, ariel castro is back and forth this morning for a pretile hearing, accused of kidnapping three women and keeping them locked up inside his house for ten years. last week, castro pleaded not guilty to hundreds of charges. the nsa is coming out strong, saying no less than 50 terror plots have been foiled by its infamous surveillance programs. is this more about stopping
attacks or dodging controversy? dana bash is on capitol hill with more. good morning, dana. >> good morning, chris. intelligence officials are going to send a lengthy document to capitol hill to give lawmakers more details about the 50 attacks they say were stopped because of the programs but all of that information is classified so lawmaker, won't be able to talk about it in public so it makes it hard for them to forward their request to reassure the public that all of this is worth it. lot to blow up the new york stock exchange was disrupted. the planners arrested and convicted, thanks in part to a secret monitoring program. that's one of two new terror plots intelligence officials declassified for a hastily arranged congressional hearing hoping to prove government surveillance is worth it. >> these programs are critical to the intelligence community's ability to protect our nation and our ally's security. they assist the intelligence community efforts to connect the dots.
>> reporter: intelligence officials described safeguards, preserving civil liberties while tracking millions of phone numbers, records dates and number of calls. >> do they have the ability to listen to their phone calls or read their e-mails under these two program. >> no we do not have the authority. >> does the technology exist at the nsa to flip a switch by analysts to listen to american's phone calls or read their e-mails. >> no. >> reporter: this lawmaker was unconvinced. >> the verizon disclosures which quite frankly trouble me because of the breadth and the scope of the information collection, if a capability exists from time to time, it will be abused. >> reporter: to really reassure the public the bipartisan committee heads wanted to declassify many more terror plots the programs helped foil but they couldn't. >> if we give all those out we give all the secrets of how we're tracking down the terrorists as a community and we
can't do that. too much is at risk for us and for our allies. >> reporter: all they got was a new number. >> over 50 times since 9/11. >> reporter: but since intelligence officials won't or can't release information, the details of those terror plots to the public, it's really hard to determine whether or not these two programs that we're talking about, surveillance of the internet abroad and also secret monitoring of phone records here really were that instrumental to getting rid of and stopping those terror plots. chris? >> dana bash thank you for the reporting this morning. that's the tricky thing, because the government wants people to feel comfortable that the programs work the right way but we can't tell what you the programs are and what we do. >> creates uncertainty and mike rogers, the head of the intelligence committee in the house says we need secrets in the country and the level of secrets and how much the public can know about the programs the issue is not settled.
it's a busy news morning. let's get to michaela for more of the news happening today. >> top stories developing this hour the white house threatening to veto what it calls an assault on a woman's right to choose now that the republican controlled house has approved a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks. the measure provides exceptions in cases of rape or incest, as long as the victim first reports the crime to authorities. the senate hasn't scheduled a vote on the measure and it has virtually no chance of becoming law. now to the trial of james "whitey" bulger. the prosecution continues of john martarano, he was asked if he killed friends, strangers and innocent people in each case martarano said yes. bulger is charged in the deaths of 19 people. quite a terrifying sight at denver's airport sending thousands of panicked travelers scrambling for safety. check it out, a tornado touched
down between two runways. you can see it caught on camera. the twister was packing winds close to 100 miles per hour. incredibly it did not do any serious damage. thousands of people took cover inside the airport when that tornado warning sounded. finally, there will be game seven in south beach. thursday night, it will be a tough ticket, game six of the nba finals was a driller. ray allen threw a three-pointer, and the heat defeat san antonio 103-100. the king with a triple double, 32 points, 11 assists, 10 rebounds. game seven in south beach. >> they look excited. >> chris bosh made all the difference. we'll take you through more of it. coming up next on "new day,"
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poor shape and when it comes to people's finance more pessimism. 44% say they're financially worse off than a year ago, only 36% say they're better off. no improvement from last year, no improvement. the stock market is up 13% and there's no improvement from last year. >> she's getting emotional about it. she's got a frog in her throat. >> cnn money released a list of best places to launch a business, montana, vermont, new mexico, and if you want to launch a business there you go. >> i'm thinking north dakota, i did a piece in north dakota about the fracking industry and how it's booming. lowest unemployment. >> the lowest unemployment in the country is in north dakota. i hear it's lovely this time of year. >> not a lot of nighttime. >> thank you very much. developing news in california this morning, fire season has gotten off to a premature and dangerous start, a wildfire near yosemite national park is threatening hundreds of
homes. let's go to cnn's miguel marquez. what can you tell us right now, miguel? >> reporter: chris at the height of this thing more than 1,000 families were forced from homes and authorities are starting to get on top of this fire here but there are more than 30 fires burning across the west and there are record dry conditions. fires this big, this early, not supposed to happen. >> oh my god, oh, wow. >> reporter: here in the foothills of yosemite national park more than 1,000 families evacuated, 2,200 firefighters working round the clock to protect homes and the national treasure. tinder dry conditions feeding the wind-fueled fires just about everywhere. near prescott, arizona, fire spread rapidly creating panic and more evacuations. across the west, historic levels of severe and extreme dryness, even large chunks of exceptional dryness. that's more extreme than extreme. >> this is kind of
unprecedented, seeing this kind of dryness this early with a longer summer coming. again, this is june. we're seeing things that you see in august. >> reporter: so many fires already in california. smoke drifting east into clark county in las vegas prompting air hazard alerts. >> at one point it looked like a volcano, and i was like, whoa. >> reporter: paul vasquez at his personal fire command center. you might know him better as bear. this fire burned the mountain that made him famous. >> whoa! oh my god, oh my god! >> reporter: he, too, lives at yosemite's doorstep, ordered to evacuate, he says he's going nowhere. this place is in your soul. >> yeah. that's true. i feel like i'm the protector of this land and it's a very powerful place and now it's very famous. >> reporter: here in free spirit, california, already a season of fire and the official fire season hasn't even begun.
this is quite a distance from the park itself. there's a lot of rough territory between it so they think it will not hit the park, they believe they will have it contained fairly soon so good news there. this fire, though, human caused, a camp fire, they put dirt on it but it didn't go out completely. the fire in arizona, dulce fire also human caused. watch word from officials pay attention this summer, it will be dry and hot. >> listen to smokey bear. miguel marquez, thanks so much. >> you should have seen so excited ben yosemite bear came up. she's a big fan of vasquez. >> how can you not be? someone who gets excited about a rainbow. if you have kids in day care you want to hear this story the operator of an ohio day care center accused of putting sleeping pills in the kids' pan cakes. >> my gosh. and a pistol packing grandma
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♪ always have good music for you here on "new day". welcome back, everybody. i'm chris cuomo. >> if you don't like the news we have good music for you. i'm kate bolduan here with michaela pereira. it is wednesday, june 19th. coming up in this half hour a day care worker charged with putting sleeping pills, yes, sleeping pills inside children's panca pancakes. we'll look at why she says it was all just a misunderstanding. and look at this, really something you have to see, how does this guy nail every one of his trick throws. they're shots. coming up in "the bleacher report." >> that's kind of a throw. lot of news. let's get to michaela for the top stories. in the headlines, fbi agents north of detroit busy this morning digging for jimmy hoffa, for a third day investigators are searching this field in hopes of discovering the remains of the former teamsters union
president who disappeared back in 1975. their search warrant was obtained base in part of information provided by alleged former mobster tony zarelli. a temporary bridge over the skagit river today. permanent bridge should be finished this fall. passengers of a diverted boeing 787 dreamliner will head to their destinations today. it had to land because of an oil filter problem. united put 787s back in service after investigators investigated two cases of smoldering batteries. he made news for dropping his drawers during a bizarre meltdown at a san francisco b.a.r.t. station but the naked acrobat was thankfully wearing a standard jump suit when he appeared in court.
he pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him. he was caught on camera completely naked attacking passengers and doing gymnastics. >> roundoff. one oregon grandmother fed up with neighborhood crime organized a community watch group, difference is they pack their own heat and they're not afraid to use it. despite her name, 65-year-old grandmother coy telonin is anything but. it's that spirit that helped her beat breast cancer and drove her to chase an alleged thief off her property. >> i was having a cup of coffee at my window looking out and i noticed this fellow. >> reporter: she says she saw the man steal a beloved statue her mother had given her when her mother died leaving only this broken plate behind. >> he didn't just come to my yard and steal a statue, he tried to get in my front door and that alarms me.
>> reporter: that concern now igniting her into action. she's organizing a watchdog group in her jennings lodge neighborhood near milwaukee, oregon, calling it glock block. their motto? we don't call 911. the group is now posting flyers in their windows as a warning that they are armed. >> i think it's time to let these criminals know not to come into our neighborhood. >> reporter: local police, however, say they're wary of vigilante justice. >> essentially you're bringing a firearm into a situation where maybe there wasn't one before. you can get disarmed, the weapon used against you. >> reporter: pistol packing tolonen says she's prepared. >> we are a tight knit neighborhood and we are armed and we won't tolerate this nonsense because if it doesn't stop, they're going to find someone at home. >> coy is serious, and is
applying for a handgun permit. >> be careful with grandma. an ohio day care worker is charged with drugging children to get them to sleep. police slapped tammy eppley with six counts of child endangerment. she says it's a misunderstanding. we bring in john berman. >> i think anyone who sends their kids to day care or with a nanny to preschool anywhere you put so much trust in the care worker. an ohio day care worker charged with giving drug laced pancakes to young kids to make them drowsy. shocking charges against a day care worker in westerville, ohio. tammy eppley is accused of drugging six children ages 2 to 5 including her own 2-year-old child at the day care center she ran out of her home. >> this is mortifying. i'm a very, very private person, and i'm very, very protective of my children and the children in my care. >> reporter: according to the
police report, eppley allegedly crushed medications and supplements, including benadryl and melatonin, a sleep aid into pancake batter to make the children sleepy. >> she'd say something to the effect of yeah, i just gave them their nappy time medicine. >> reporter: it was a former friend who reported her to child protective services after she received a series of text messages from eppley joking about sedating the kids. cps says they did not find enough evidence to support the allegation but after conducting their own investigation, police later charged her with six counts of child endangerment. eppley denies all charges, claiming she was just venting in the text messages. >> that it was just any frustrated parent would, that would say when they were frustrated, the kids are driving me crazy today, they're off the wall. i wish there was a drug that would make them all go to sleep. >> reporter: she says she only
gave anti-histamine, allergy medication with parental permission. >> any time that i administered i actually did administer medication to the children, i did have permission from the parents. i have text messages proving that, and i also have medical consent forms that they did sign upon enrolling the children into the day care. >> reporter: none of the kids in the day care suffered any illness or injury related to the alleged drugging incident. again she does deny the charges. she will fight them in court. court date is set for july 12th. she said the day care is closed while this investigation and the issues go on. >> it's a more involved case than just this person started drugging kids. if she really has the text messages and the okay from some of these parents it presents a problem. >> you could say that if she was doing it for allergies and not just to make them drowsy, but melatonin not so much for allergies, it's more for your natural sleep cycle but not a heavyduty sleeping aid. >> and how much was she giving,
that's the other question. >> that's a tough call. >> 2 to 5 years old these kids. >> that's another important factor, and complicated, why we need the justice system. coming up on "new day," paris jackson testifying at her father's death trial. we have the videotape. the big three still alive and kicking, how lebron james lifted the miami heat to a game seven showdown against the spurs. >> it's the bosh block. >> that should be trademarked. >> he was impressive at a time he may have been passive because the clock is running down. you don't want to foul. [ female announcer ] are you sensitive to dairy?
welcome back to "new day". time for a check of news happening around the world. in brazil protesters calling for a time-out, but earlier as many as 200,000 people took to the streets. cnn's shasta darlington is in sao paolo with more. >> reporter: people are packing into the square just one night after more than 200,000 people
across the country took to the streets. this is no longer just about higher bus fares. this is about people saying they're tired of paying into a system that no longer gives them what they need. >> a huge protest. now to south korea, mark zuckerberg is there holding meetings in seoul to discuss new business opportunities. diana magnate has that. >> courtesy counts in south korea and it's front page news if you shake hands with the president with one hand in your pocket like bill gates did back in april but america's giant learns from the mistake. google's larry page used both hands to shake hers and mark zuck zuckerberg went the whole way, went for a bow, critical stuff if you want to get into one of asia's most wired economies. >> talking about a huge business opportunity. barbra streisand is stirring
up controversy in israel. >> what better way to spend your birthday than to be serenaded by barbra streisand. sigh moan perez can include himself in that club. there are 3,000 here at the celebration. sharon stone, robert de niro, a lot of other entertainers but babs sold the show when she sang "people" and a jewish prayer. it wasn't quite happy birthday mr. president but this president seemed to like it. back to you, kate. >> elise thanks so much, seemed like a raucous event. babs still has it. you see the bags you know what these are? >> from lack of sleep. and what does that do? >> these are overtime bags, kate, because i was watching lebron james and the heat play what he called the best game he's ever been in. of course that means miami won, forcing the game seven winner take all tomorrow night.
let's bring in andy scholes with this morning's "bleacher report." that was a game, my friend. >> what a game that was. after four straight blowouts finally treated to a nail biter last night in game six. the spurs were seconds away from winning it all but that's when the heat came up with a couple of clutch three-pointers. miami down five with under 30 seconds to go, lebron james without the head band knocks down the three right here, that cut the spurs' lead to two and then down by three with the closing seconds, lebron misses, chris bosh gets the offensive rebound, gives it to ray allen and he knocks it down. that ties the game. we go to overtime, heat take a three-point lead in the extra period. >> that was the play, andy. >> what a block by chris bosh in the closing seconds. >> berman and i were just talking about that. you think if that happened in the first quarter they would have called a foul or do you think that was hand on ball? >> i think, jeff said in the broadcast, that happens in the first 46 minutes of the game, that would have been a foul and
danny green would have gotten three free-throws but in the closing seconds they let it go physical. >> i like it when the refs don't decide the game when it comes that close. >> i see both sides. good day for u.s. soccer. tell us about it. >> they were having another world cup qualifying match, they take on honduras. the game was scoreless all the way to the 73rd minute, that's when the u.s. would get on the board, fabian johnson makes a cries cross to josey altadore. he's scored in four straight games for the u.s. and that lone goal was enough for the u.s.. they win the final 1-0 and sit on top of their group's standings and their next match september 6th against costa r rica. >> take us through this trick shot expert. >> dude perfect. >> dude perfect. >> dude perfect. >> yes, texas a&m where they
started this out at kyle field making crazy shots from the upper deck. now looks like they've taken it to the airport. the air traffic control tower. >> oh my goodness. pound it. >> that's a football. and then a basketball as well. how many balls do you think they had to take up to that tower before they finally made it back? >> really good eyesight. i don't know. >> do we know that they are making the shots, though, that this isn't cgi? >> they're not edited. they definitely make them. the question is how many times do they try it before they finally make it. >> that was a good one. >> the rumor was the first time they did the videos from the upper deck at kyle field is the very first shot from the upper deck to the field he made. there's a rumor, not confirmed. >> is he just a trickster? >> that's all they do is the crazy trick shots all the tile. >> great stuff, andy scholes "the bleacher report" thanks so much. straight to intrapetersons in the weather center with a
check of today's weather. >> good morning, and no rain for the northeast today. they get points today. we had this huge blocking high, we call it a blocking high for a good reason. it's blocking out the rain in the northeast and also blocking out the chances for rain out on the west coast where they really need it. the four corners unfortunately we have the fire danger today. red flag warning up for a good reason, talking about higher temperatures with the ridge of high pressure building in and low humidities, talking single digits in the afternoon, talking about really strong gusting winds out there. notice toward yosemite where they're battling the fire 19% but single digits in denver, out towards new mexico so a tough day. people are asking is this going to stay this way? the three-month outlook for the national weather service says yes, above normal temperatures expected here and alaska and look at the records they set yesterday. so the trend is going to be here to stay. not great news. >> not great news but indra, you speak the truth. >> good thing. coming up on "new day" what, really happened to twa flight 800?
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this is crazy, it turns out the senate's new immigration bill that's been in the news, it's over 1,000 pages long. some critics say the bill is too long for the average american to read while it's approved. some senators say that's the point. 1,000 pages long weighs over 24,000 pounds. doesn't sound like a bill, it sounds like a menu at the cheesecake factory. >> latino american republicans are now trying to water down. >> i filed an amendment to improve it further. when you apply for that green card after the ten-year period and more has expired, you're going to have to prove that
you're proficient in english. >> okay, so i think it's about to become official. the rules to become an american citizen are now more stringent than the rules to become miss utah. >> oh. funny but still not so funny. >> he's funny but i say it's a no go zone. >> at least he said it. >> leave her alone. >> i think you're right. >> agreed. we're kicking off 30 minutes of uninterrupted news. time now for our political gut check with the big stories coming out of washington. it's literally thousands of days away but there's speculation galore about potential nominees on both sides of the aisle for the 2016 presidential election. what does that mean? we go to our big guns, john king, cnn's chief national correspondent joining us from washington. john, we've got new movement, if you will, in the speculation of hillary clinton and christine romans,
hillary clinton and chris christie if they're going to come out and run. what's going on. >> it's never too early, kate, for the next presidential campaign to begin. this is interesting for claire mccaskill, democratic senator from missouri, that's been a red state in politics the last couple of cycles. this is important and interesting because of the history. she was an early senator barack obama supporter back in 2008. she famously said back in that campaign that bill clinton was a great president but she wouldn't want her daughter around him. so a little bit of bad blood between bill clinton and claire mccaskill and this is an effort, remember the women of the senate admire hillary clinton, almost all of them would be with her if she runs. why get out there now? she said this is a nudge, she wants hillary to know, she calls her by her first name, there are a lot of people wanting her to run. does it make a big difference, no. the history to try to encourage her in and try to make amends if you will. >> definitely needing some
amends but in politics they have short memories, they can get over it if it helps their election. on the other side of the aisle, chris christie we continue to wait to announce if he will. he said he'll hold off making a decision until 2015. i had a couple questions on that. why the non-announcement announcement but also is 2015 too late to make that decision because a presidential campaign is a huge operation. >> it depends on how you define decision i guess, in the sense that to make an announcement, to make a public decision to let people know you're officially running, decisions only matter if the answer is no. as long as you've done the work before hand and that's the interesting thing. this is chris christie being chris christie. he was asked a question, he answered the question on "morning joe." don't worry about the decision. what you want to worry about is what he does between now and then. take the state of new hampshire, it would be important to chris christie because independents can cross over and vote in the republican primary. the ohio senator rob portman was up there friday, bobby jindal
has been up there, rand paul has been up there so watch his schedule. does chris christie go to iowa, hasment ham, south carolina, florida to raise money for other republicans when can he still say i haven't decided, he can do the legwork and build a team, much more important than any day on the calendar. >> i want to turn for a moment to the politics of the irs scandal. congressman elijah cummings released transcripts with interviews with the irs the oversight committee did investigating what's going on with the scandal. what do you think these transcripts are revealing? >> this is a political stunt if you will and i'm not belittling it but it's against committee rules or tradition to do this. elijah cummings is responding to what he believes is a bigger political stunt and political misinformation by the chairman, darrell issa. why are they doing this, americans believe, a lot of americans believe the irs targeting of tea party groups started in the obama white house.
there's zero evidence of that so elijah cummings wants to put this statement out there. you have a man who describes himself as a rock solid republican who says he tart started this, he was looking at a group and reached out to washington irs attorneys to get more help. why are the democrats doing this? they think chairman issa and other republicans have had a campaign of innuendo and suggestion that this began in washington. >> we'll see thousand works especially the polls we were releasing yesterday. john king in washington thank you so much. we'll talk to you soon. ♪ hear the music? it means it's time for the rock block, quick tour of interesting headlines topping the morning papers the web, health, science, business and beyond. what do you have? >> a little bit of everything. in the "l.a. times" obesity now an official disease. it means 90 million americans have a medical condition requiring immediate treatment. if you really want to hit the beach this summer, check out the ""chicago tribune.""
the navy is auctioning off two slightly used landing craft. from "the cleveland plain dealer" captain america battling bad guys in ohio. this week in the cleveland museum of art they're shooting scenes for the newest movie, out april 2014. for now let's turn to christine romans with the business news. >> wall street is all about one thing, the federal reserve ben bernanke, the fed chief needs to detail how soon he plans to pull back the fed's $85 billion stimulus program. chrysler caves and recalls 2.7 million jeeps. the government asked for a recall two weeks ago. chrysler said no and maintains the jeeps are safe. you may soon be able to buy a share of candy crush. they're in talks with several banks about an initial public offering. >> all right, all right. let's head over to indra petersons, what do people see when they walk outside?
>> mid-atlantic and northeast, sunshine, a ridge of high pressure building in, no rain in the forecast but down in the southeast along the gulf, we're talking about chances of rain, heaviest amounts look at florida, two to four inches near orlando but unfortunately we're still talking about that hot, dry weather, the same high pressure building in the high heat, low humidity and stronger winds. we're talking about the fire in the four corners as well as california. >> a lot to watch and track. thanks so much, indra. all right we're getting right near the top of the hour. you know what that means? top for the top news. the lab was confirming those were actual explosive residues. >> bombshell allegations, twa flight 800 investigators speaking out for the first time, saying the full truth was never made public. was the crash that killed 230
people not an accident? held captive, another shocking case in ohio, a mother and daughter held for two years allegedly forced to work as slaves. how did their alleged captors get away with it for so long. paris under oath, michael jackson's daughter testifying via videotape in court. could her testimony swing the case against the giant concert promoter? we have the video. your "new day" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> what you need to know -- >> these programs are critical to protecting our nation. ♪ you're like 22 girls in one >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "new day".
i'm chris cuomo. we have kate bolduan -- let me do it. >> sorry, thank you. >> and we have michaela pereira here as well. >> you make me giggle, it's wednesday, june 19th, 7:00 in the east, we're in the middle of 30 minutes of commercial free news, a lot happening right now. president obama holding a news conference with chancellor angela merkel. he's speaking live and we'll bring more of that to you. in a few hours the president will speak to germans at the famous brandenburg gate. our brianna keilar is live in berlin, so brianna, what are we hearing from the president today? >> reporter: he's reacting, kate, to news that the taliban is going to open this office in doha, qatar, seen as key to them engaging in the peace process in afghanistan. certainly this is something that is encouraging to the u.s. and its allies but president obama just warned in this joint press conference that this is a
difficult process. the fighting's been going on for a long time and it's not going to be an easy process but meantime as we watch this press conference and we monitor it, the big thing today in berlin is president obama's speech. as far as speeches on the state of the free world go, berlin is very much where it's at. you think back to 1963, president kennedy's speech there near the brandenburg gate i will say and also in 1987 president reagan's president challenging gorbachev to tear down the wall. president obama giving the speech on the eastern side of the brandenburg gate today the first president to do so. he gave one five years ago where he got a crowd of about 200,000. we're not expecting such a big crowd today. certainly his stat news germany and europe has diminished since then although he's still very popular and we're expecting him today to talk about nuclear disarmament. he'll be talking about how he wants to reduce strategic
nuclear stockpiles by a third in the u.s. and he'll be challenging russia to do that as well. >> a big challenge and hugely important topic. we'll talk more about it today. brianna keilar in berlin, thanks so much, brianna. remember twa flight 800, everybody watched on their tv screens an accident. here's the deal, this morning new acquisitions that the ntsb falsified information in its official report on the crash. 1 years, investigators are talking. >> the theory that sinister forces brought down this plane, that is not new but the twists now is who is making the claim? new this morning, former accident investigators say they have evidence to prove this was no accident. it was a crash as horrific as it
was mysterious. twa flight 800 explodes in 1996 off the coast of long island. >> it blew up in the air and then we saw two fireballs around it go down to the water. the cause after a four-year 17,000-page ntsb investigation, a spark from faulty wiring leading to the center fuel tank but now, six retired members of the original investigation team are breaking their silence. in a new documentary they are challenging the ntsb's findings and calling for the investigation to be reopened. >> i was convinced the part had been damaged by a high explosion because of the entrance hole and the exit hole. >> reporter: these former investigators whose credentials range from the ntsb, twa, airline pilots union, and forensic experts claim that radar and forensic evidence shows the wiring was not the cause of the crash.
what would your analysis have been? >> the primary conclusion was the explosive forces came from outside the airplane, not the center fuel tank. >> would that statement have been in your analysis? >> if i got the right one. >> the agenda was that this is an accident. make it so. >> reporter: these investigators say that the evidence they examined proves that one or more explosions outside the aircraft caused the crash. however, they don't speculate about the source of the explosions. among the theories considered and rejected by the ntsb at the time was that a missile was responsible. the filmmakers plan to petition the ntsb to reopen the investigation. in a statement the ntsb left that possibility open if new evidence is uncovered saying investigators and staff spent an
enormous amount of time reviewing, documenting and analyzing facts and data, while the ntsb rarely re-investigates issues that have already been examined, our investigations are never closed and we can review any new information not previously considered by the board. well we haven't seen this evidence, so right now it purely their word against the government. the film premieres next month on the 17th anniversary of the crash. chris? >> thanks, rene. let's talk more with fran townsend a cnn counterterrorism analyst and former adviser to president george w. bush. great to have you. important here is that you know about the parallel investigation that went on. it wasn't just the ntsb, the fbi as well. i ask you how confident are we that we know what took this plane down? >> well, chris, look, there had been initial indications of witness statements that there may have been something shot at
the plane. what you had is the fbi, the new york office was headed by jim callstrom, a well respected fbi official. this is post the initial world trade center bombing. these are people, the new york office had deep expertise in counterterrorism investigations so the fbi comes to this from a counterterrorism perspective. they were looking to either confirm or eliminate terrorism as a possibility and so they looked at all of the forensics. they looked at all the witness statements. they went through all of this and they felt pretty confident i think based on talking to them, i was in the justice department in washington at the time, they really did feel like they had eliminated the possibility that this was a, an act of man, someone in terrorism or a crazy person who tried to take the plane down. >> no group ever came forward to take credit which ordinarily would happen. >> exactly right. >> we look at the flip side, why would these men come forward, respected investigators, why do
you think they come forward now doing this kind of thing? >> this was, having grown up on long island, this was a seminal event in the history of long isla island. it was tragic. there were schoolchildren. there were real concerns about why this happened and because there were these conflicting witness sometimes of statements, there has been this concern out there for a long time. >> when we talk about it, another thing we have to think about with this documentary it sounds very threatening. there were explosions outside, that's what we think did it. however our understanding about the documentary is that they stopped short of saying what those explosions may have been, how it happened. isn't that what this is really all about, if you're going to make that suggestion you better be able to back it up. >> that's exactly right. there was this whole examination of the electrical system and it was believed it was a short in the electrical system that ignited fumes from the fuel tank, and what they found in the forensics was consistent with
that. and so, look, it's understandable these men who devoted years of their lives, many of them four, five years of their professional lives had these outstanding questions and the ntsb has obviously left open the possibility to go back and look at it. >> it has been a haunting event, good for you, fran townsend fighting for the frog in the throat. that's someone who cares more about the story than their own health. thank you very much. >> thanks, good to be here. >> kate? >> fran is a pro, that is one thing we though for sure. thank you so much to both of you. to the disturbing case out in ohio. police say a mentally tis abled woman and her daughter were held captive for nearly two years. they charged three people with forced labor in the case. pamela brown is in ashland, ohio, with the very latest. it's clear there's a lot we still need to learn about this case but what do we know so far? >> reporter: that's right, kate, very disturbing details we're
learning this morning and what's a pretty confusing case here. it started off as a simple shoplifting case and turned into so much more. mother and daughter allegedly forced to live unthinkable horror and held against their will. inside this house, an ohio woman and her child deprived of their freedom, dignity and basic needs for a year and a half according to federal authorities. >> these individuals deprived this woman and her child of the most fundamental of american rights, freedom. >> this case is nothing less than a case of modern day slavery. >> reporter: 26-year-old jordie callahan, his girlfriend, 31-year-old jessica hunt and their friend daniel brown all charged with imprisoning a mentally disabled woman only identified as essie and her child. prosecutors say essie was forced to do household chores and threatened with a pit bull and and a python and according to a law enforcement source, she and her daughter were sometimes forced to eat dog food. >> talking about people who were
locked in rooms, forced to work all the time, people who were threatened and beaten and injured. >> reporter: according to court documents, essie was also questioned at gunpoint and one of her alleged captors took out his knife and threatened to cut her finger off. medical records show essie visited the emergency room at least three times between 2011 and 2012 with a variety of injuries. ashland police were tipped off after essie was arrested for trying to steal a candy bar. when police showed up at the home callahan allegedly showed the video of essie beating her daughter but essie says she was forced to do so on callahan and hunt. on piers morgan's show the allegations were denied. >> the victim went when she wanted to go, whenever she wanted to go. >> reporter: this comes on the heels of another disturbing case in nearby cleveland, the shocking rescue of three women held for a decade by ariel castro.
both of these cases of alleged abuse stunning their neighbors, left wondering how this could be happening in their back yards. according to a law enforcement source i spoke with, essie and her daughter knew the suspects before they were held captive. authorities say the suspects collected essie's government disability benefits. we could see more charges in this case and more arrests. authorities say it's purely coincidental we're seeing another case here in ohio involving captives in just a six-week time span. kate and chris? >> just as shocking. ment pamela brown thanks so much in ashland for us. let's get to more on the shocking and bizarre case. i want to find out how can we avoid this from happening again if there's anything we can do. we bring in the u.s. attorney for the northern district of ohio, steven stettleback.
we were hearing the subhuman and horrific conditions this woman and young girl were kept in. what can you tell us about the victims? >> the victims in this case one of the most disturbing things about this is that the people who were charged preyed an their human vulnerabilities, their physical disability and preyed on a mother's love for her child as a way of manipulating the victim to force her, among other ways, forcing her assaults, depriving her of food, treating her worse than the animals in the house to basically try to rob her of her human dignity. >> what do we know about how they ended up in this situation? >> well, there's not a lot in the public record about how it started other than that they were sort of lured into this situation and you know, i've done these cases for 20 years and one thing i've discovered over the time is that the people who do these crimes are good at targeting people with vulnerabilities, whether it's somebody who doesn't speak the
language or not lawfully in the country or in this case with a physical or mental disability, they get targeted and lured into these situations, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly but they take advantage of the sort of natural vulnerabilities of the victims. >> one thing that i found unique about this situation is that the woman and this young girl and her daughter, they were allowed to leave the house from time to time, obviously coerced back into the home, which of course you know anyone who is not familiar with this case will wonder why would they return, and also how did this fly under the radar then for so long? >> that's a great point. by its very nature these kind of modern day slavery cases are cases that have to happen to some degree in the open because you're forcing somebody to provide labor, whether that's in a field or a home or a nail parlor or a restaurant, wherever, and we see over and over that people, we have to be better neighbors i think in our community, everywhere around the
country. we have to not be afraid, if we see something that doesn't quite look right or if we're talking to somebody, they're not quite responding right, the little girl isn't exact acting the way you expect a girl to act, are you okay, if you don't get the response you think is right, you need to pick up the phone and call police. if you're not sure, let police look into it. that's not to cast blame. we all get caught up in our lives and the things that are driving us every day but you know, i found in doing these cases year after year after year there are a lot of people looking back saying that didn't seem right. i wish i had said something earlier and this is your chance and we need your help in law enforcement. >> people who saw something but didn't say something or didn't think it was their place. thank you so much for the work you do, and thanks for coming in this morning. this is one of the situations, chris, that you think this doesn't happen in my neighborhood, this doesn't happen in my community but as we see it can. >> anywhere, any time. that's why as the man said we
all have to be on our guard. very busy morning with a lot of news. we get to michaela with the headlines. >> good morning to the two of you and the two of you at home. the taliban claiming responsibility for attacks. u.s. afghan talks are on pause. president hamid karzai decided to suspend them. police questioning aaron hernandez as part of an investigation. abc news and "sports illustrated" report he's not a suspect in the killing but a 2013 chevy suburban rented in his name is a key piece of evidence. jogger found the body of a 27-year-old associate of hernandez in a clearing less than a mile from his home. the new england patriots say they don't plan on commenting since that investigation is ongoing. do you worry about an
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>> and i can say san diego. it comes from the german -- whatever they said it was untrue. the king still has his crown this morning, barely. lebron james and company escaping elimination in game six of the nba finals last night and it was a thriller! you can see very exciting chris bosh i believe. rachel nichols live from miami where game seven will be played tomorrow night, a nail biter. rachel? >> reporter: absolutely, kate. lebron james said this was the best game by far that he had ever been a part of, and this is how dire things got for the miami heat. the spurs were up by five points with less than 30 seconds to go. bunch of fans actually started streaming toward the exits, i guess deciding that the game was over, looking to beat the traffic and security officials started putting up yellow tape around the court, to allow the championship trophy presentation to happen without fans rushing the court, so that yellow tape started going up and dwyane wade
and lebron james said they and their teammates saw that and said whoa, whoa, whoa, we are not done yet. we still have 30 seconds to go, let's see what we can do. that amazing jaw-dropping shot from ray allen who shots that three more than anybody else in the history of the game, they come back in overtime and fans who had left the building heard on the radio what was going on and on this plaza here where i'm standing tried to get back into the building. you see the glass doors here, they started pounding on the glass doors trying to get back in. most of them unsuccessful, because of the security guards, but the heat, they were successful, and there will be a game seven. >> see, you got to stay 'til the end, people, you've got to stay 'til the end. you don't need to get to your car as fast as you think you need to. rachel nichols has a great job tonight. thank you so much. talk to you soon. you wonder the spufrz, such a big win for the heat, the spurs such a huge defeat. how will they bring it back?
>> they're going to. >> you're going against the champs, lebron. the spurs have been a stronger team in my opinion but it comes down to one game. the bags will be back after that game. coming up on "new day," michael jackson's daughter heard in court. how will her testimony affect the trial over her father's death? plus it sounds crazy maybe but sidewalks are actually exploding in one of the world's most -- you see that, most popular cities. what may be causing it, coming up. and my girl is back, you won't believe who, you know who this is. >> if you don't know who this is, you better watch. >> guess who is a member of the prancercise pack. >> are you a card carrying member? his membership is still in question. >> they'll revoke it if do you that. >> i feel pretty. >> oh, you're a very pretty man. i want to make things more secure.
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welcome back to "new day". new details on the terror plots security officials were foiled by government surveillance programs. nsa director keith alexander testified at a house committee hearing tuesday. during that hearing he said more than 50 plots have been thwarted worldwide because of those programs. cnn's dana bash is on capitol hill with the latest this morning. so what more -- here's a question. do you think that keith alexander's testimony satisfied lawmakers, dana? >> reporter: it's too early to tell you about a one thing we do know, kate, is that when those details are going to be delivered later today, giving lawmakers more information about those alleged foiled terror plots, it's all going to be classified. members of congress will be able to go into private and read it but can't talk about it in public which makes it harder for them to convince worried constituents that all of the secret programs are really keeping them safe.
plot to blow up the new york stock exchange was disrupted. the planners arrested an convicted, thanks in part to a secret monitoring program. that's one of two new terror plots intelligence officials declassified for a hastily arranged congressional hearing hoping to prove government surveillance is worth it. >> these programs are critical to the intelligence community's ability to protect our nation and our ally's security. they assist the intelligence community efforts to connect the dots. >> reporter: intelligence officials described safeguards, preserving civil liberties while tracking millions of phone numbers, records dates and length of calls. >> does the nsa have the ability to listen to their phone calls or read their e-mails under these two programs. >> no we do not have the authority. >> does the technology exist at the nsa to flip a switch by analysts to listen to american's phone calls or read their e-mails. >> no.
>> reporter: this lawmaker was unconvinced. >> the verizon disclosures which quite frankly trouble me because of the breadth and the scope of the information collection, if a capability exists from time to time, it will be abused. >> reporter: to really reassure the public the bipartisan committee heads wanted to declassify many more terror plots the programs helped foil but they couldn't. >> if we give all those out we give all the secrets of how we're tracking down the terrorists as a community and we can't do that. too much is at risk for us and for our allies. >> reporter: all they got was a new number. >> over 50 times since 9/11. >> reporter: the nsa director added that ten of those alleged terror plots were threats here in the united states, but again, it really is important to underscore that we cannot really verify that or any of the other information they're giving us on a classified basis because it is still top secret so the details
about the plots and maybe more importantly how integral the secret programs were to disrupting the alleged plots, we have to take their word for it. >> that's a key question we'll dig into later next hour with peter berman. thanks so much. new this morning, we're following a developing legal case. paris jackson made her first court appearance in her father's wrongful death tapes. jurors watched clips from video depositions months ago. paris is still in the hospital recovering from a suicide attempt. we'll play you a little bit of what the jurors got to hear. >> my dad didn't like her so he tried to keep her away from us, said she was sneaky and wasn't an honest person and she lied a lot. the doctor like, i don't know, like when he would stay in the hotel or whatever, like she would call like the hotel and say that she was his wife, like
she was obsessed with him. she called and said that she was his wife and they'd let her in and he'd wake up and she'd be like in his bed. >> so what does this mean for the case? let's bring in sunny hostin, cnn legal analyst, former federal prosecutor. great to have you on. >> good morning. >> let's look at paris' impact on two levels. one, anything we know about the jury being influenced by it being here and why is she talking about the nanny when this case is supposed to be about conrad murray i thought? >> the case certainly still is about whether or not aeg hired and controlled conrad murray and she was, this deposition was actually filmed and played by the defense, so they think that it helps their case and that's really what's fascinating because you know, aeg is saying i didn't control conrad murray. the jackson family says not only did you control and hire and
fire staff, you hired and fired the nanny, the chef, and the nanny is supposed to be a star witness for this case for the jackson family and paris jackson is saying she was obsessed with my father and he didn't like her. i think that her deposition was pretty helpful to aeg. >> what does that mean, if she says the nanny wasn't helpful, we didn't like her, whatever, that's going to the character of the nanny a little bit. how does that help aeg establish that they were or were not in control? >> aeg is saying listen to what paris said, that her father didn't like the nanny and paris said her father fired the nanny. we had nothing to do with it, just like we had nothing to do with conrad murray so they're duking it out. this is what a $40 billion case, a lot, a lot at stake here but i think that she was unfortunately pretty helpful to aeg. >> they're saying we may have been paying conrad murray but he
was in control, we were just a pocket. >> absolutely. >> any notion of the influence of paris on people seeing her. she's obviously been in the media. >> sure. i can't imagine that there wasn't that influence. she is paris jackson. we heard unfortunately about her suicide attempt, we heard how important her father was to her and by all accounts in that jury room, the jury was riveted by her testimony. >> how many money at stake? >> $40 billion. you may think i'm kidding with this next story but i am not. there's been an outbreak of sidewalk explosions in london. officials count 29 blasts last year and look at that. there have already been 12 in the first six months of this year. erin mclaughlin is on the streets of london hopefully being careful looking into the story. erin, what is going on? >> reporter: hi, kate. we spoke to one man who experienced a near miss around
three years ago. cctv footage shows walking down a trendy street and moments later a huge explosion. he took us back to where it happened and told me he's thankful he escaped uninjured. >> so i was coming back from the shop and working on this pavement itself and down the line i saw a puddle and i wanted to get out of the puddle and walk on the main street. good two seconds later i heard an explosion. i was shocked and i turned back, saw this gushing up from the bottom. i felt heat from it as well. >> reporter: it must have been terrifying. >> it was actually, but it hit me more after i went back and sat at my desk, hey this could have been me. i could have suffered some really bad burns so i think someone must have been watching over me on that day. >> reporter: the hse, which is a
public health and safety watchdog says these types of explosions are pretty rare. the cause of the blast under investigation. they think it might have something to do with the underground electrical boxes and cabling. now, the uk power network, which is responsible for some 100,000 of these boxes throughout the capital has been asked to look into the matter. they say they have robust safety measures already in place. kate? >> robust safety measures, might not settle people's nerves if they're walking down the streets of london today. erin, thank you so much. can you imagine that happening? >> i got to tell you, the unknown, we don't know why it's happening t doesn't happen that often. the sidewalks are exploding. >> it doesn't happen that often does not seem like a good excuse to me. >> it only has to happen once, someone could really be hurt. >> terrifying. >> we'll stay on it for you. coming up on "new day," investigators think they know what started a wildfire that's
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♪ welcome back to "new day". i'm chris, with kate, michaela, great to have you with us. >> good morning, everybody, it's wednesday, june 19th. coming up in this half hour, would knowing how many calories are in your morning coffee stop you from drinking it? >> nope. >> starbucks about to let you know what's really in that frappe latte chinomino. our sanjay, there he is. sanjay gupta working. >> crunching the numbers. >> we're playing he's working, coming up next he'll be joining us on set. hey, sanjay. >> a lot of news. let's get to michaela. >> good morning to all of you at home.
president obama is in berlin meeting with germany's chancellor and holding a joint news conference. the president defending the nsa's once secret surveillance program. >> we know of at least 50 threats that have been averted because of this information, not just in the united states but in some cases threats here in germany. so lives have been saved and the encroachment on privacy has been strictly limited by a court approved process. a new documentary claims to expose the real story behind what brought down twa flight 800. producers say evidence proves that one or more ordinance explosions caused the crash in 1996. the ntsb ultimately ruled it was caused by an electrical short
which initially started in a fuel gauge line and the ntsb has not received a petition to reconsider its findings. in ohio an investigation is under way into a disturbing case of modern day slavery. these three people have been charged with holding a mentally disabled woman and her daughter captive for more than a year. the prosecutor described the cramped apartment where they lived with animals as subhuman. police say the victims were beaten and terrorized with dogs and snakes. an odd case of road rage in los angeles, a couple of guys in business suits meaning some business off the 405. they get out of their cars after one claimed the other threatened him, exchanged words, one guy punches the other and the other one jumped on top of the guy, pulls him to the ground and holds him until others come and help. one of the men said he didn't know what set the other man off. >> that sounds like he's not telling the full story. >> in los angeles.
>> men showing why we are the dumber sex, humans showing why we are not fully involved. >> only in l.a. just kidding. >> it's everywhere. >> i will defend my city when i can. investigators say an unattended campfire sparked the wildfire near yosemite park threatening hundreds of homes. this early season wildfire has consumed 1,900 acres. miguel marquez is live in california. what is the latest? >> reporter: good morning, kate. it's shaping up to be a rough year. there are over 30 fires burning across the west right now and this fire burning right now is really bad news for when the fire season really starts. fires this big, this early, not supposed to happen. >> oh my god, oh, wow. >> reporter: here in the foothills of yosemite national park more than 1,000 families evacuated, 2,200 firefighters working round the clock to protect homes and the national
treasure. tinder dry conditions feeding the wind-fueled fires just about everywhere. near prescott, arizona, fire spread rapidly creating panic and more evacuations. across the west, historic levels of severe and extreme dryness, even large chunks of exceptional dryness. that's more extreme than extreme. >> this is kind of unprecedented, seeing this kind of dryness this early with a longer summer coming. again, this is june. we're seeing things that you see in august. >> reporter: so many fires already in california. smoke drifting east into clark county in las vegas prompting air hazard alerts. >> at one point it looked like a volcano, and i was like, whoa. >> reporter: paul vasquez at his personal fire command center. you might know him better as bear. this fire burned the mountain that made him famous. >> whoa! oh my god, oh my god! >> reporter: he, too, lives at
yosemite's doorstep, ordered to evacuate, he says he's going nowhere. this place is in your soul. >> yeah. that's true. i feel like i'm the protector of this land and it's a very powerful place and now it's very famous. >> reporter: here in free >> reporter: here in free spirit california, already a season of fire and the official fire season hasn't even begun. i'm lucky to have met bear. they are getting their hands on the fire, the evacuation order is starting to be lifted so it's looking better in the yosemite area. kate, back to you. >> at least it's looking up at the moment. thanks so much, miguel. new topic, obesobesity. did you know it's a disease? i did not. according to an announcement by the american medical association. an ama member says it's a big step because recognizing obesity as a disease could help change the way the medical community tackles the complex problem.
who better to tell us whether or not this is the right information than chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. great to have you here. second to james earl jones saying my name being on set with you, best part of "new day". >> buttering him up. >> so big news, important, why? >> i think so. look, the criticism for a long time has been obesity is related to just about every chronic disease you can imagine, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and yet we haven't done a good enough job in the medical community of classifying obeseself, the root cause of the diseases as a disease in and of itself. i think it's semantics but a little bit more than that. i think the medical community now being forced to have the counseling with patients during office visits and also pragmatically paying for some of this. we've been talking about it with regard to gastric bypass surgery, things like that, obesity counseling, weight loss drugs that have been approved lately, that could be something
more likely to get paid for so i think it's important. it's a big problem in the country and the obesity rates continue to go up. you have to tackle this. >> some people say if they call it a disease does that mean the doctor is going to throw drugs at me instead of getting to the root of the problem that causes obesity? >> the original committee that voted on this said don't classify this as a disease. that was one of their concerns. you'll overmedicalize it as opposed to treating it in ways that involved counseling and also a little bit more vague, someone's got a bum knee you can say that's the problem. with obesity, it's a little too vague and that's the problem. as a doc i think this is a good idea. there's no question every chronic disease we talk about and so much of the health care costs are related to obesity in this country. very different topic but one we've been talking about all morning. >> although could lead to obesity. >> there's your segue. everything's related. starbucks will be posting calorie counts for its drinks and pastries at stores
nationwide starting next week. obviously we want to know the impact you think that is. how many calories are we talking about? >> it could be a lot. people tend to underestimate their calories. underestimate it when they go out to eat and foods but they mostly underestimate when it comes to drinks, just sort of telling people this, the impact is harder to tell you about a just a little quiz here because i got some information on all of you already. got all the intel on you. kayla you like the grande latte. >> i do like my grande latte once in a while. >> a little jolt in the morning. >> just what you need. >> more energy. how bad is it? do i want to know. >> you want to guess how many calories and grams of fat? >> i'm afraid it's 500. i'll say it's 100. >> you're close, it's 190 calories. >> i'm going to keep drinking it. oh, seven grams of fat, wow. >> your average intake of
calories maybe 1,500, 1,600, that drink is one-tenth of your calories. yours is a grande nonfat chai. what do you think? >> i'm worried because i thought it would be lower. nonfat. i'm going with 60 calories. >> it is actually a little bit more, 210 calories. >> 210? and zero grams of fat but still a lot of calories. some of the drinks are amazing. >> what are the big ones. >> graent nde cafe mocha, 260 calories, 6 grams of fat. >> the reason he's not asking chris because he drinks black coffee. >> i eat dirt and drink motor
oil. sanjay thank you so much. also an important note, people learn their calories doesn't change their habits. >> doesn't seem to. they've been doing it in new york. people pay it aenattention, but don't change. >> don't miss your report with sanjay this weekend, "sanjay gupta md" airs saturdays at 4:30 p.m. eastern and sundays at 7:30 in the morning right here on cnn and we'll be back in our next hour because we're not letting him go about vitamin real dangers. coming up on "new day" the award of the day. see you in a sec.. mom, dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. ♪ [ dad ] jan?
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that music orvesh, a quick trip and tour of the interesting headlines topping the morning papers and the web from health to science to business. that's where michaela comes in. >> the houston astrodome. the first dome in an air conditioned stadium. from the san jose mercury news. suing major league baseball for refusing to let the oakland a's move there. they're fighting the mlb exemption from anti-trust laws. the great lakes mystery that might be solved. divers may have found a french explorer's ship that disappeared 300 years ago in lake michigan. what a discovery. >> you have to remember how big lake michigan is. time now for nischelle turner has what's going on in pop news. >> good morning. lots going on today.
season four now in the books and the winner is, danielle bra bradbbery. rihanna has just passed justin bieber. she now has 9 million subscribers compared to 5 million for the biebs. now jim carrey and jeff daniels are on board. "dumb & dumber 2." cannot wait for that. >> i will be watching. indra petersons in the weather center with what you need to watch out for before you head out the door. >> temperatures soaring today and humidity dropping. a bad combination for fire weather. if you're looking for the rain, one to two inches along the gulf. heaviest rain expected in the thunderstorms and wacky weather out towards denver, colorado.
a slight risk colorado down to texas and portions of montana. just a reminder, you have to stay vigilant. definitely, stay aware. >> we'll watch it. thank you so much, indra. we are now at the top of the hour, which means, of course, it is time for the top news. i was convinced that the part had been damaged by a high explosion. what brought down twa flight 800? crash investigators now come forward saying the official report got it wrong. 50 terror threats. what the head of the nsa says his program prevented. how real were those threats? could the vitamins you take every morning be harming you? the new debate this morning. sanjay gupta weighs in. everybody, "new day" starts right now.
what you need to know -- >> these individuals deprived this woman and her child from freedom. >> what you just have to see. >> i want to be kate. >> you see a green target, shoot it. >> pull. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day." of course, it's wednesday, june 19th, 8:00 in the east. hope you're having a good morning so far. right now president obama is on a state visit to germany. he's meeting with german chancellor angela merkel before a big event. the president will deliver a speech less than an hour from now and this is an important speech. this is where we find cnn's brianna keilar. what are we expecting to hear from the president, brianna?
>> good morning. as far as speeches about the state of the free world, this is it. berlin is where it is at, kate. we're expecting president obama to talk in broad strokes in a very historical site. the brandonburg gate. we're expecting him to talk about nuclear disarmorment and how he wants to cut down on the strategic nuclear weapons arsenal by a third and that he'll be wanting russia to do this, as well. want to negotiate with russia. he did make some news here this morning in a press conference with chancellor angela merkel. here in germany a lot of folks are concerned about these nsa programs. they think u.s. intelligence is snooping on them. german specifically and europeans in general as he defended these nsa programs as effective. here's some of what he said. >> we know of at least 50 threats that have been averted
because of this information a, not just in the united states, but in some cases threats here in germany. so, lives have been saved. and the encroachment on privacy has been strictly limited by a court-approved process. >> now, president obama also said that his administration will try to declassify more information about these programs. he also addressed the news that the taliban is opening an office in qatar, which is seen as a big sign that it's ready to step into the long-stalled peace process in afghanistan. president obama welcoming that news and also saying it is going to be a difficult process. it's not going to be easy. of course, kate, as you mentioned, the big event today, his speech. very historical. the eastern side, something that
no u.s. president, some place no u.s. president has ever spoken and the bar is pretty high. we're almost to 50 years since president kennedy gave his favorite ich bin ein speech. six members with the team that investigated the twa 800 crash are now trying to force the federal government to reopen the investigation. they claim the ntsb falsified the cause of the disaster and kept them silent until now. renee marsh is monitoring the developments live from washington. what do we know, renee? >> well, chris, there is a twist this morning in the case of one of the deadliest plane crashes in u.s. history. now, some of those former investigators who you mentioned, they actually handled evidence at the scene and they say they have proof this was no accident. it was 1996 when twa flight 800
exploded mid-air off the coast of long island. all 230 people onboard the 737 died. after a four-year investigation, the national transportation safety board ruled that a short circuit near the fuel tank caused the explosion, but, now, here's the twist. six retired members of the original investigation team said that is false. they say they have the radar and forensic evidence to prove it. >> what would your analysis have been? >> the primary, the primary conclusion was the explosive forces came from outside the airplane, not the center fuel tank. >> would that statement have been in your analysis? >> if i got the right one. >> the agenda was that this is an accident, make it so. >> well, in a new documentary, they are challenging the ntsb's
findings and calling for the investigation to be reopened. you heard it there. they believe the explosion happened outside of the plane. one theory, the ntsb considered and rejected at the time was that a missile was responsible. so, we do know that this film is slated to premiere next month on the 17th anniversary of this crash. chris? >> all right, thank you, renee. let's bring in tom from boston. he is live and the co-producer of the twa 800 flight documentary that premieres july 17th on the 17th anniversary of the crash. thank you very much for joining us. let's deal with what will be the arising suspicions from this documentary. you can deal with them one by one. here is what will be on people's minds. first, why now? why didn't the men come forward in the time or immediately when retiring? why now? >> well, when they were in the investigation, they were barred from speaking publicly. twa was barred from speaking
publicly or else thrown off the investigation. he did speak at the u.s. senate hearing by charles grassley, but his statements were relatively ignored and his career didn't do so well after speaking publicly. he decided to wait before he was retired before he spoke up, again. whistleblowers in this country sometimes do not get a fair shake. it took us a couple years to make this documentary and he along with other whistleblowers all came forward saying the same thing. there was an external force, not from the center wing tank, but evidence of an external explosion that brought down that plane. >> why would the government avoid terrorism as an explanation of this? >> well, that's the question that should be answered when this investigation gets reopened. we're submitting a petition signed by former senior ntsb investigator hank hughes and other investigators asking them to reopen this investigation
because of the new evidence we're presenting in this documentary. >> you have new evidence, this isn't just opinions or analysis from those at the time. in the documentary comes short of explaining the reason of the explosion, right? >> we're not going to speculate of the explosion. but what we show is solid proof that there was an texeexternal detonation. we have corroborating information from the radar data and it shows an asymmetric explosion coming out of that plane. something that didn't happen in the original theory. >> what do you want to happen here? what good could come from this? >> the family members need to know what happened to their loved ones. not one single eyewitness was allowed to testify. that's unheard of. let the eyewitnesses speak at a government hearing and reopen
the investigation and stop the facade that has been going on for too long. >> finally, i just asked you, why would the government be shy of this. what would be their motive to hide the possible explosion. why do you think they'll do that? >> again, i just can't speculate. i'm here representing the documentary. a bunch of senior ntsb investigators standing behind me in this documentary. i'm not going to speculate to motive. but history has shown they have gotten it wrong before. >> thank you for coming on and we'll see what comes when the documentary is aired. thank you very much. the nsa, the national security agency giving more information to congress today about the terror plot it says they foiled, they have foiled with their surveillance programs. with so much about the program still classified, it's so difficult to tell if tuesday's hearing will convince critics that these programs are warranted or how effective they are.
dig a little deeper on this with peter bergmann, he is joining me from washington. great to see you this morning. you wrote a very interesting op-ed for cnn.com on this very issue of how much we know and how effective these programs are. i want to read for our viewers just part of what you said and get your take on it. the nsa surveillance programs are wide-ranging fishing expeditions with little to show for them. we also say the public record, which is quite rich when it comes to jihadist terrorist cases suggests that the nsa surveillance yielded little of major value to prevent numerous attacks in the united states. what you heard from him, has it changed your opinion any? >> well, i think the nsa certainly moved the ball forward yesterday, kate, with greater description of what the attacks are being prevented by the programs. at the end of the day, they can
point to any one significant attack that was foiled in this country, which was undoubtedly significant. an a al qaeda plan to blow up a bomb in the manhattan subway in 2009 and the other cases are cases of people doing various activities overseas. and in one case, a veplan to attack the new york stock exchan exchange. the people were convicted. this plot wasn't mentioned in the conviction. so, i think for critics of the program, i'm not sure that what was said yesterday publicly is necessarily going to satisfy them. i think for a lot of americans the fact that one serious attack was averted by nsa programs is going to do it. but, you know, there's still more to come because, of course, in this hearing yesterday which we're seeing on the screen now. they talk about 50 other plots that they can't talk about publicly that they're going to
describe to house committee intelligence members. >> here's one key question about this. 10 of the 50 were plots that were foiled that were targeted to the u.s. i want to get your take. do you think the surveillance programs that we're talking about played a central role or the nsa as they're trying to make the case might be exaggerating how key they were. >> depends what you mean by plot. if you look at the public record of real plots in the united states, it doesn't look like nsa has a significant role in any one other than what i already described. so, because most of these plots were stopped by conventional policing, case. meaning tips from the local community, suspicious activity reports. that's the way these things get foiled. so, i think what the nsa may have done is create an expectation that they're going to, that they're going to be able to point to multiple plots they averted in this country and
that's simply not the case. >> peter, it seems this created more questions than answers and they're coming forward and, as you said, maybe moving the ball forward in this conversation. peter, thanks so much. >> thank you. busy news morning we have today. let's get over to michaela for the top stories. >> in the headlines, new developments out of afghanistan. president harmid karzai suspended talks with the u.s. a planned meeting is still happening. the taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly rocket attack that killed four americans. the internet is filled with tributes to michael hastings. he died in a car crash in los angeles tuesday. hastings was just 33 years old. he had been working for buzz feed for the last year when he was hired to cover president obama's re-election campaign. hastings was best known for 2010 "rolling stone" profile that led to the resignation of stanley mcchrystal.
he was a great, fearless journalist with an incredible instinct for the story. a 9-year-old boy hailed as a hero. brandon brown says a man tried to steal his mother's car with his 5-year-old sister inside. >> he came running up, jumped in the car and he like put it into reverse and tried to back up and i shoved it back into park. >> he says he was heard the door of the car closed, the thief tore away the vehicle. the little girl was thankfully found nearby and also thankfully she was found unharm aed. alex minski lost his leg in the affa gan war, but now after a difficult recovery, he has found his comfort zone. check him out. he's an underwear model. he's now hoping to inspire others through his journey on facebook. last month he posted "even bad days must come to an end
eventually. all we can do to make each individual day the best we can make it." this young man, too, is giving back a lot of his money to the wounded warriors project because he says they were the ones that helped them get back on track to turn clean. he turned to alcohol for a while. >> many do very hard and come back from war with some injuries. great he's come back. >> inspiring others, too. >> that is good stuff. that is good. coming up next on "new day" are multivitamins actually bad for you? a new book says yes. but we're going to ask sanjay gupta for his take on this. yesterday i took my co-anchors for a little fishing and today time for the kate show. picks up a gun and shows us the joy of shooting. >> don't be nervous. >> we are not. i want to make things more secure.
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part of your morning regimen may include popping a vitamin or two. a new book "do you believe in magic" will have you wondering if you're doing the right thing. >> the book goes even further in challenging the limitations and possible dangers of taking some supplements. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta is joining us
now. you had a chance to sit down with the author. i had my multivitamin today. is it good for me or not? >> he does not mince words on this, michaela. very definitive and he says, not only does he think they don't help, he thinks they can be harmful. paul often is a controversial guy. he's a pediatrician out of children's hospital of pennsylvania. he talked about the fact that vaccines don't cause autism and now he's sort of targeting the vitamin industry and specifically looking at what goes into these vitamins and what do they really do. listen to what he said specifically to how he compares it to well-known meds. >> certainly the mega vitamins are something you should absolutely avoid. it amazes me, actually, that we don't know this. we're this regulated industry, we would know it, and we don't. it's sad. when viox was found to increase one's risk of heart disease by two-fold if you took a high amount for 18 months.
we knew about that in a second. it became synonymous with the word poison. it became very clear this was a problem and ultimately the company that made it took it off the market. mega vitamins, i think it's worse than vioxx and we don't know about it because the industry know they can market it away. unless people are reading the journals, they're not going to know about it. >> what he really is saying, he thinks these alternative therapies, vitamins included, get a free pass. >> newt rusuiticals. >> when it comes to pharmaceuticals a lot of scrutiny and all these other drugs, which are drugs because of what they're doing in your body no one regulates them or looks at them beth. >> this makes you wonder. some are strong or worse than vioxx is a strong statement and turning conventional wisdom on its head what we thought about
vitamins and vitamin supplements. why are we just hearing about this now? >> i think it's in large part there isn't a lot of regulation of this. it's expensive to do these studies, as well. some of the studies, clinical trials cost tens of millions of dollars. the idea that you'd put 50 times the amount of vitamin that you'd normally get in food, is that natural? can you call that natural? we talked to the soviet union umer product safety union about this. they had this to say. the consumer should caution when considering mega doses of supplements. michaela, i'll tell you, antioxidants. he says we need some oxidants in our body. we need oxidation in our body for it to function normally. when you slam it with so many antioxidants. you're altering the body's normal function. >> i have to ask you, sanjay. we get information from these
studies about what's good for us and what's bad for us. somebody sitting at home are trying to figure out what to do. are there other voices that say, he has a point here. >> other people saying he has a point and for a long time we used vitamins to try to substitute what would otherwise be a good diet. without maligning anybody or anything, it's hard to take broccoli and put it into a pill. as much as we would like to believe that's possible and true. we intuitively know that it's true. his best advice, eat real food and you'll probably get all the good stuff you need. >> but we don't eat the right foods and then doctors tell us to take the supplements to help. you know your d, your fish oil. >> a cup of things. vitamin d is an interesting one and been more in the news lately. 600 international units of vitamin d is not a bad idea and fish oil, i take that, as well. >> i take glucosamine, i don't take the remedies, but certain
supplements. i'm not getting it in my food. >> if you look at the studies, studies are out there, it just may not work. so, you know -- >> don't tell me that. it's in my mind, sanjay. >> your knees, chris. >> thank you, doctor. you can catch more of his interview on "dr. sanjay gupta md" right here on cnn. you hear that? you're going to love this sanjay. people always say news is dark, you're only telling me vitamins are going to be bad for me, there's no good news. here's the good stuff. every day we feature stories here on "new day" about the good stuff going on. in today's edition, imagine being a 5-year-old girl and you see your daddy collapse on the floor. one little girl in ohio knew what to do. she jumped into action and using her father's cell phone to call for help. listen to this little child describe what happened and her father's relief.
>> i walked downstairs and then i saw daddy lying down on the floor. i thought he was going to die. i just pushed the phone button and then i found her picture and pushed it. >> amazing that someone her age could do what she did and kept totally calm. there was no, you know, she knew what to do. >> i love him very, very much. >> oh, what a sweet, sweet girl. >> it gets you in the right way. no vitamin for that. that little girl saved her daddy's life on father's day. just a beautiful story. so many out there. i told you to tweet me @chriscuomo and we know what's going on in your communities. tell us about it. you can use the hash tag new day. >> make us all feel good. >> vitamin g for good.
>> isn't it the good stuff? t that's why you teach the kids 911. you look at me -- she saved her daddy's life. >> they'll save yours, too. >> they do every day. coming up next on "new day" nothing says home to me like going to the shooting range. right? i've done it since i was a little girl and i took my co-ank ae ers along. she's back. cher out with a new single. we have the live performance who has her fans very excited. >> vitamin c for cher. >> vitamin today. [ female announcer ] are you sensitive to dairy? then you'll love lactose-free lactaid® it's 100% real milk that's easy to digest so you can fully enjoy the dairy you love. lactaid®. for 25 years, easy to digest. easy to love.
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something. >> i was doing it and i was also emascilated by the competition. welcome back, everybody. this is "new day." i'm chris cuomo. kate bolduan, michaela pereira. >> i want to make sure you know them all. number one, we're expecting to learn more about the top secret nsa programs at a congressional hearing today. keith alexander promising to explain more about the 50 plots they helped foil. tea party activists preparing to storm capitol hill this afternoon for an audit. glenn beck and rand paul will be there targeting the irs targeting of conservative groups. today is the last day of school for many students in chicago. for some schools the final day in business. the city will begin shutting down the first of 50 schools slated for closure. in washington state, less than a month after part of the
skagit bridge collapsed, it reopens. permanent replacement coming some time this fall. the chicago blackhawks try to even their final stanley cup. for everything you need to qkno for your new day. indra petersons is in our weather center getting you up to speed with what you need to know this weekend. >> so much nicer out towards the northeast. high pressure building in and warmer conditions expected for us and no rain in the most important part and that same blocking high is also a problem because it means fire. the heat is on. warmer temperatures, lower humidities and winds on the rise in the southwest, which does not make a good condition. red flag warnings in the southwest. big question on everyone's mind, is this going to last? three-month outlook combine would the drought,
unfortunately, does mean fire risks throughout the summer. also notice in alaska, this is above the trend. above normal temperatures already set. something that will stay on all our minds. your local weather right there at the bottom of your screen. >> indra a, thanks so much. we've been getting into the groove. feels like day three -- it is also day three. >> day 1,000. >> we have been sharing a little bit of our world. where we grew up, what we expose ourselves to. yesterday chris took us fishing and michaela very good. me, not so much. what did i do? i took the team shooting. not for any other reason than it was a special thing i've been doing since i was a little kid. a special bond between father and daughter. in a family of four daughters, one was destined to be the tom boy. that was me. i was 6 years old and i would
sit in the duck line with my dad when he was hunting and when we got older, this is our thing. i was with him a week ago shooting. look at these pictures from our last hunt, surrounded by nature and i get to spend time with dad. >> how psyched are you to spend that time with dad. this is our quiet time. >> nothing like quiet time when people are firing weapons. >> and let's not kid ourselves, it's a huge adrenaline rush. >> like a kid in a candy store. >> to me, nothing more natural than a woman and her gun. so, what better way to bond than to take these two shooting. >> that's what i'm talking about. feels good, doesn't it? little taste of gun metal and the great outdoors. >> you want this one? if you do, you can't have it. it is the best gun because i want you to lose and i want to win. >> as you'll soon see, chris could use a canon and he'd still miss.
so, let the competition begin. >> that was nice. i want to be kate, but i'm not. >> first, some tips for the rookies. >> what? >> can you handle it? >> what? >> whenever they're ready to listen. >> i can't hear anything he's saying. >> it's amazing. >> cuomo-proof. >> come on board. >> safety is always number one. never point the gun at anyone. always point it on the ground. >> safety's on. >> safety's on. >> this is going to go out. you don't want to aim it at this because it's moving. >> don't shoot where it's at, shoot where it's going to. >> finally, just relax. >> she's funny. here's a gun, shoot that thing. don't stress about it. >> go. you see it, you go. >> for michaela, her first time even holding a gun. so, getting comfortable is no easy task.
>> can i close one eye? the two eye thing does not work. pull. >> i didn't even know where that went. >> as for chris, well, he has his own set of challenges. >> let's see it, cuomo. >> pull. >> oh, man, i thought he was -- you see a green target, shoot it. >> pull. pull. >> like i said, cuomo could have used a canon. >> my pride hurts. . >> but before long, chris and michaela can't get enough. >> go get a coffee, i'm going to be here a minute. >> we're not going anywhere until daddy hits one of these. >> i'm really proud of you. >> i'm still shaking. >> it's so much fun. such a great challenge. >> it's a challenge that seems to prove too great. >> pull. pull. >> i'm no where near it.
>> until we're ready to call it a day. with that, my work here is done. >> bring it in. bring it in. bring it in. >> i'm a man. i'm a man, again! >> a passion i learned from my father now sharing with my tv family. >> just before we were up, you get a fish, last shot of the day, you get a shot and hit the clay. >> the stock on that gun was much too short for him, but, still. >> maybe one of the nicest things you ever said to me. i was terrible. i really was. >> that was really, really difficult. >> it was a difficult course because it was so vast and so much space. it was a whole lot of fun. >> so much fun. also, i just love the idea you're out there in nature with your father and you're bonding and the whole sporting life. >> i hope dad's watching. i don't think i remembered to tell you, dad.
>> did she make you proud? >> dr. b. in indiana, go back to surgery. probably a patient waiting. >> you are like a sniper. >> i would not call myself a sniper. >> everybody at dad's hunt club is like, she's not that good. >> it is all relative. compared to us, you're excellent. >> my father is, when we go shooting at the range, he's 100 out of 100. i'm like 50 out of 100 and everybody he hunts with. one thing to go shooting skeet or sporting clays and another thing when you're in the elements in the corn coat shooting at the ducks and geese. >> i still have to close one eye. >> whatever works for you. >> didn't you see the picture of me and my dad. >> i want one of those. i like the gear. tell me what's coming up tomorrow. >> so, this is the thing, we're going to even the player field a little bit because we all have a challenge. we get -- i'm quoeg to introduce
you to an after-school program near and dear to my house in los angeles called l.a.'s best. see us trying to do some math because math is hard. >> so much fun. >> they were really a delight. >> shows mow big michaela's heart is. really great stuff. we have lots more coming up. coming up next, what will her name be? kim and kanye having trouble deciding what to call her new baby. i know you can't wait. apparently, they have options. it's coming up next. that's hot. running across lava in italy, that is. john berman will tell us what he learned on the internets today. >> italy, we can do it. [ female announcer ] it's simple physics...
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great. she sang it live last night and sounded just as good. number four story popping this morning. cher is coming up. justin bieber is number four story popping this morning. >> so excited. >> justin bieber was involved in a car crash involving a paparazzi. police have now cleared the singer of a hit and run after he hit a photographer in the ferrari. the photographer was at fault by stepping into the roadway. now, watch this video, guys, from this last night. you know, he really did jump right in front of the car and i have to say, not trying to defend justin, but he took a long time trying to get out into the road trying to make sure the photographers were all out of the way. they were right up on his car trying to get every picture they could when he was leaving the laugh factory. so, it's not a good situation. >> it's dangerous. >> just a few months ago a photographer killed while trying to cross the roadway in los angeles trying to get a photograph of justin bieber in a
ferrari he wasn't even in. >> he does not have a good time with his cars. >> but in this case, i do have to say, he was trying his best to be careful. little bit of a scary situation. okay, now, here we go. she needs only one name and one name only. we've been hearing her, cher. yes, indeed. our number three story this morning. she premiered on "the voice" last night. she sang and she danced live. and she sounded phenomenal. >> that amazing hair, makeup. >> she has the cher head piece. she came with it last night. also, i know you guys have deemed "new day" twerk free zone, but they were twerking. >> i know we don't have the video. >> we do have someone in the studio who does not twerk but we're not going to show it. >> it's not me. let's move on to number two. divorce card, you know what
doesn't make divorce any easier. this kills me, finding out via text. russell brand's lack of tact. katie perry revealing she had not talked to the husband since he texted me he was divorcing me in december of 2011. >> that's what kids do these days. >> they're not kids. >> they are to me. >> get off my lawn. >> i love how we just skipped over the whole fact that she got divorced in a text. >> that is horrible. >> that's an allegation. >> listen, i am a woman who has been broken up with a time or two. >> not by text. >> what's in a name? what is in a name. the number one story this morning. rumors swirling, guys, she could sport one of these three names.
klementine, kaden donda west. >> i like kadens. >> donda is kanye mother's name and she is passed. >> it's not going to be kris with a k because that's her former husband's name. >> could be kate, could be kayla. >> we want to hear your thoughts on all these stories. check us out on twitter and facebook or go to newdaycnn.com and let us know what you think. coming up next, look at that. a snake that could open doors. can't be. oh, what is that? a snake that could open doors. can't be. john burrmerman will tell us ab that and what else is big on the internets. >> he can open doors. i want to make things more secure.
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john berman, aka fabio's boy toy here to tell us what he learned on the internets today. >> it's in my contract. let me tell you what i learned. i learned about siblings the good and the bad. let's start with the bad. in atlanta last night justin upton and b.j. upton they're brothers and both outfielders for the atlanta braves. look what happens when a routine fly ball gets hit their way. >> this isn't going to end well. these guys are brothers. >> they're brothers. >> that's exactly why they did it. >> have some kind of familiar brotherly communication. >> that's hilarious. >> b.j. upton knows the center fielder and the older brother who gets the call. always. >> brothers are more likely to do it. >> slo mo. >> these are much better siblings right now. twin little girls discovering the magic of rubberbands.
>> nothing better than the little one laughing. >> let's do it, again. >> they're communicating. the upton brothers need to pay attention to this right now. >> difference in the personalities. the one on the left is very careful and the one on the right is just going for it. i learned something. i also learned something that makes michaela just like squirm. it's about snakes and also the sign of end of time. >> you don't find this unnerving. >> the snake can open a door. >> it stands up. >> that's from germany. hear a german person there saying good job in the background. >> which is german for good job. >> this, this snake can do too many things. it is a dog who just won't give up. a dog who sees the glass and just wants to eat it. this dog's name is penny and apparently wants to eat through
this glass but she will not give up. let's hear it for penny right now. >> animals out there who just try and try and try. >> very cute little doggy. >> what better way to end the show than with a cute little doggy named penny. >> we're happy it didn't eat the glass. >> that's it for day three of "new day." "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> thanks for showing that shot of john berman. >> it will change your world. >> fantastic. have a great day, guys. thank you. a special edition of "newsroom" starts now. good morning and thank you so much for joining me. i'm carol costello. let's go to germany right now. this is a live look at the iconic brandonberg gate in berl berlin. this is where president obama
will speak at any moment. this city, this landmark full of historical significance for u.s. presidents who want to talk about democratic ideals and freedom. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. perhaps the most famous speech given there. and the wall between east and west germany did come down. and, today, 26 years since reagan and nearly 50 since john f. kennedy's famous ich bin ein berliner speech. although the reception he'll receive is nothing like it was in 2008 when they spoke before a crowd of 200,000 people and only a couple thousand people are expected to be in attendance for the president's speech today. team coverage for you this morning. jessica yellin in germany and
dana bash and let's begin with jessica yellin. what will the president say? set the scene for us. >> hi, good morning, carol. it's a glorious day here in berlin. the president is set to make some news in his speech. he's going to propose that the u.s. and russia both draw down our nuclear weapon stockpile by one-third. that's a very ambitious goal. and, also, reduce what is called tactical nuclear weapons and attend more summits. he'll talk about the u.s. and europe's joint commitment to democracy and he'll talk, again, about that history you referenced with ronald reagan and john f. kennedy both speaking at the brandonburg gate. he is speaking on the other side. he is the first president in so long able to do that. carol, as important as what he says is the context and why he's here after five years after he
gave that first speech in 2008. as you point out, 200,000 europeans turned out to see him then. we're expecting well below 10,000 to see him today. he is still popular here, but there is a lot of rage with the u.s. right now because of drone strikes. because of the nsa surveillance. these are topics the president had to address in a press c conference he held with germany's chancellor just a few hours ago and he was on the defensive. carol? >> i want to ask dana bash about that very topic. dana, i was reading some german newspapers online last night and it said that the german people are really upset about the nsa controversy because they have a history with the secret police. t this sort of reminds them about this and in the german's mind, the nsa is collecting their phone records and they're listening to their phone calls. will the president be forced to say something about that in his speech today? >> unclear if he's going to say