good morning. good morning, everyone. welcome to "new day." i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan. we're here with michaela pereira. >> edward snowden, the man who leaked top secret evidence about nsa programs is on the run. he's getting ready to fly out of moscow within minutes. possibly heading to havana, maybe ecuador. this the latest twist in an international cat and mouse game with countries openly defying the u.s. requests to stop him. >> the obama administration furious he's getting away. the question this morning, is that their own fault? we have team coverage around the world this morning from the white house to havana to here in new york. we want to start with phil black live in moscow at the gate for the flight snowden is believed
to be boarding. we say believe because there's not a lot of information we can get about snowden and his whereabouts. what can you tell us this morning, phil? >> reporter: just passing through actually, preparing to board this flight. it's due to leave for havana any moment. so far, we have not seen any sign of edward snowden. i can tell you, a lot of people are here, and it's the contention he will show. more than 50 people on board this aircraft is going to be journalists. there's significantly increased security presence here at the gate. i am, as we speak, being shuffled aboard the aircraft. i'm waiting as long as i can to see if he arrives. the belief is, if he is on board this aircraft, he will be kept separate from the rest of this. this is all just part of an exercise the last 24 hours
guessing what edward snowden's next move will be. at moscow's airport, there were early signs the government of ecuador was playing a role in the fate of snowden. the flag was a giveaway. this was the ecuadorian ambassador's car outside. and this official from the agency somehow got lost inside the terminal. >> i don't have any comments. >> are you here in relation to mr. snowden at all? >> reporter: the world learned of mr. snowden's sudden departure from hong kong when he was already in the air, bound for moscow on an international flight. a big group of journalists waited to meet him, but snowden stayed inside the terminal. then the government confirmed he had formally asked for assignment. ecuador is already protecting one man, wikileaks founder, julian assange. assange has been living in ecuador's london embassy for a
year. he asked to help find a country to protect him. it's said, "he is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum and is being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from wikileaks." amid furious and changing speculation about where snowden planned to go after russia, the u.s. government asked ecuador, venezuela, and cuba to refuse him entry, and his american passport was cancelled. if it's true that edward snowden will be arriving on the plane in a few minutes, it means he will have arrived and left without any official comment from the russian government whatsoever. we don't know how the government feels about his arrival here, whether they were expecting him, whether it was a surprise, whether they assisted him in any way. back to you. >> phil, thank you very much. a lot of this is speculative. they're waiting to see if snowden even gets on the plane. he is believed to be heading maybe to havana. if so, take a look at this map. this is the flight path the
moscow to havana flight normally takes. snowden will actually fly over the united states, the country he is so openly defying. and cuba, never an ally of washington, may be all too willing to help him out. cnn's patrick oppmann is in havana. >> reporter: if he does get on the flight, it's a 12-hour journey on a once a day aeroflot flight from moscow to havana. they claim there has been no asylum requests, no guarantee of safe passage for edward snowden. as you mentioned, chris, he's come to go a country that has no love for washington or american policies. cuban leaders say they would like a better relation with washington. it may be just too tempting for
them to not let edward snowden go on to ecuador, continue this embarrassment, continue this massive intelligence leak. he'll be coming very, very close to the united states, but he'll still be out of reach of american authorities here in cuba, chris. >> patrick, thank you very much for the reporting. two levels here, kate. the politics of it but also international law. >> it's very murky. we're going to delve into that a lot in the next three hours. first i want to get to the white house reaction and what's going on in washington relating to this. u.s. government fuming, not surprisingly, and releaseded a blistering statement overnight sharply criticizing countries that are helping the fugitive or doing nothing to stop him. cnn's brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. brianna, the statement coming from the administration at one point said disappointing, but it seems more furious than disappointed. >> reporter: they are disappointed. right now they are calling on russia to expel snowden.
russia saying there isn't a basis for russian security services to intervene. that statement you're talking about was the white house warning hong kong and china for allowing snowden to leave. a spokeswoman for the president's national security council said, "we have registered our strong objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and noted that such behavior is detrimental to u.s.-hong kong and u.s.-china bilateral relations." the u.s. is looking at other avenues, asking ecuador, cuba, venezuela, to not admit snowden or to expel him once he's there. behind the scenes, administration officials acknowledge they have limitations in this situation, and right now they're really raising concerns or raising questions about what snowden's motivation is here, saying -- one senior administration official saying, if he's really concerned about internet freedom and freedom of speech, then why is he seeking the assistance or potentially seeking the assistance of countries like russia and china, ecuador, cuba,
venezuela, countries that obviously don't have the highest standards when it comes to democracy. >> that's an excellent question and an excellent point, brianna. to be sure, if snowden is prepared to board this flight from moscow to havana, cuba, we'll be sure to hear from the administration later this morning. chris? >> all right, kate. they still sound to be playing a little bit of catch up there in the white house. let's test their reaction with cnn security analyst fran townsend. she served as the director of international affairs at the justice department. that's the department in charge of making extradition requests. very good to have you, fran, as always. they can say what they want in washington right now, but it looks like they messed up here, and they should know it. fair appraisal this should not have happened this way? >> it absolutely shouldn't have happened this way. i think there's a lot of blame to go around, right? we have a good extradition relationship with hong kong or had historically, but the idea here, chris, that this would have been handled as business as
usual, just one more request, we don't know what they did in advance. certainly, you would have expected the secretary of state, the white house to have engaged with hong kong and china. remember this is a protectorate, a part of china. so interpol should have issued a red notice. it would have forced moscow to react. >> you would have had urgency. >> exactly. why wouldn't you have revoked the passport immediately? >> so hong kong says, well, we don't think they did everything legally. we're going to let him go. and russia says, we're going to let him go where he wants. and peskov, the russian spokesperson, says the u.s. were violating the law themselves by tapping phone calls, so why
should we help? how is this anything but a slap in the face by hong kong and russia? >> it absolutely is a slap in the face. to have this international fugitive on these flights flouting u.s. law makes the u.s. look weak and impotent. we're being poked in the eye by other countries who are not really acting like our allies. >> the question now, what can we do? is what is the chance the u.s. can get edward snowden back on american soil? >> very difficult. the one high risk maneuver that's on the table this morning, if snowden boards that flight in moscow headed for havana, as we've noted this morning, he's going to fly over the u.s. through u.s. air space. could we technically -- do we have the ability to try to force that plane to land? yes, we do. it would be a huge move. the pilot also has the right to try to avoid the u.s. air space so he isn't put in that position. we'll see what happens. i suspect that flight, if he gets on it, he's going to land in havana, and we're going to
face the same conundrum we did in moscow now in havana. >> all of this analysis separate from what snowden did was right, if the surveillance was proper. fran, thank you very much. appreciate it. what does all this mean for the u.s. strategic alliances with the countries in play and what fran was talking about? are there any options left? in the next hour, we'll talk to cnn's chief international correspondent christiane amanpour and cnn's chief legal analyst jeffrey toobin about it. a day prosecutors have been building up to for 16 months. today is opening statements in the second degree murder trial for george zimmerman. he's charged in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. george howell is live this morning with more. what are we expecting to hear today in court? >> reporter: kate, good morning. it all comes down to this jury, a panel of people who admit they may have seen bits and pieces of
this case on television but have not yet made up their minds. when we look at our latest cnn/orc poll, a group like that is hard to find. take a look at these numbers. the latest numbers show the majority of americans believe there is some truth in the charges against george zimmerman. they believe 18% say definitely true. 44% say probably true. that is the court of public opinion. in this court, it will come down to facts. it will come down to evidence. and the ability of these attorneys to make their case. in the second degree murder trial against george zimmerman, the first thing jurors will hear, opening statements. attorney don west will open for the defense team. their goal over the next several weeks will be to convince jurors george zimmerman acted in self-defense the night of february 26th, 2012. the defense aims to show zimmerman as a man in a fight for his life the night he admitted to shooting and killing
17-year-old trayvon martin. >> the state has supplied every report. >> reporter: john guy will open for the state. prosecutors must prove that zimmerman was the aggressor. they'll argue he profiled and continued to pursue trayvon martin even after a dispatcher told him not to. >> okay, we don't need you to do that. >> reporter: there's also the question of who was screaming for help on this 911 tape moments before the fatal shot. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right. what is your -- [ gunshot ] >> reporter: prosecutors may also call on witnesses who claim it was trayvon martin calling for help. but over the weekend, the judge denied the testimony of the state's audio experts. cnn legal analyst called it a setback for prosecutors. >> that was one of the major cornerstones of their entire case. from the beginning, we've been saying whoever's voice it was crying for help suggested, in fact, showed that the other person was the perpetrator. >> reporter: the jury was sworn
in last week, a panel of all women, five who attorneys say are white and one is black-hispanic. their identities kept anonymous in order to protect their privacy. this case expected to start opening statements at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. so just a few hours away. we already know that attorney don west could take some two hours to make his opening statements. kate? >> we'll be listening and watching very closely. george howell in florida for us. thanks so much, george. a lot of other news developing this morning. let's get straight to michaela for that. >> good morning to you. good morning, chris. good morning to you at home. an anxious nation holds vigils. south africans playing for former president nelson mandela as his condition takes a turn for the worst. robin curnow is following the developments, the latest ones from practice toetoria. what can you tell us about his condition this morning? >> reporter: we're outside the hospital, and we're hearing that the president says he is in a
critical condition. of course, this is concerning for south africans all throughout this hospitalization, all 18 days of it. the government here has essentially been saying that he's stable but serious. the fact that he seems to have taken a turn for the worst over the weekend is, of course, a great cause of concern for south africans who greatly love nelson mandela. i briefly spoke to his daughter, though, over the weekend, and she said he wasn't yet ready to go. when he was, he would bow out in the way he chooses. however, both the government and his family telling us he's comfortable and that doctors are doing everything they can for him. back to you. >> well wishes coming from around the world for that 94-year-old leader. thanks for that report. the funeral for sopranos star james gandolfini set for thursday in manhattan. his body was returned to the u.s. from italy late sunday. his home state of new jersey will pay tribute today. governor chris christie ordering
allstate buildings to fly at half staff in honor of gandolfini's achievements. gandolfini was on a working vacation in rome when he died of a heart attack. we're awaiting key rulings from the supreme court, defense of marriage act, affirmative action, voting rights. we're expecting the supreme court to deliver decisions on some or all of these cases at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. paula deen may lose another business deal. home sh shopping network qvc telling cnn they may reconsider their business relationship. paula deen admitted she used a racial slur in a former employee's lawsuit. more coming up next hour. and a heroic police dog getting all sorts of love from police officers as he recovers in the line of duty. bear got injured last week as he helped officers break up a brawl involving four women at a subway station. he suffered four broken teeth
and cuts to his tongue when he was allegedly kicked in the mouth by a suspect. thankfully, his police partner says he's acting like a typical dog. in the line of duty. great service these dogs provide. well trained and such partners to their human counterparts. >> i love that, his human partner. >> he probably has dog friends too. >> did you guys watch tnik wallenda last night? >> i did, as much as i could watch. >> i got so nervous watching him cross the grand canyon. when we come back on "new day," we'll take a look at this history making, 1,500 feet above the ground. i don't know how he did it. >> i had my one and only time on a high wire. coming up on "new day," an exclusive with rachel nichols as he sits down with nba mvp lebron james. find out why james is apologizing to rachel. i want to make things more secure.
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last night this is high wire walker nik wallenda pushing himself to the limit, walking across the grand canyon and doing it with no safety harness. miguel marquez is live in arizona with more. it makes you dizzy just looking at it. there we go. >> reporter: oh, my goodness. we're east of the grand canyon in the little river gorge, navajo nation -- whatever you call it, death defying, stomach churning, hair raising -- it was scary. >> my shoes feel slippery. there's dust on this cable. >> reporter: it didn't start well. >> just need to relax more. it's kind of hard to relax when
you're 500 feet above the canyon. >> reporter: 22 minutes of vertigo inducing thrill. a two-inch cable stretching a quarter mile across the little colorado river. >> i'm not liking it. >> reporter: the most hair-raising part of the discovery channel sponsored feet. >> lord, help this cable to calm down. >> reporter: when the seventh generation daredevil's balance pole began swinging. teetering higher and higher. >> winds are way worse than i expected. >> reporter: was he losing control? >> you don't have to tell me how long i'm on the wire. >> reporter: twice he stopped, kneeling to regain his composure and steady the wire quivering under his feet. >> that's a long way down. >> reporter: over a hell hole bend and without a tether or safety harness, the 33-year-old thrill seeker sounding more like a preacher. >> thank you, lord. >> reporter: the journey finished. wallenda says it was his faith that kept him focused as he
battled the wind and dusty conditions. >> it took every bit of me to stay focused. my arms were aching like you wouldn't believe. >> reporter: life on the wire, cheating death one more day. >> on a skill level from 1 to 10, what he did tonight was unbelievable. i mean, i'd give it a 10. >> reporter: for the finale, nik wallenda ran to the finish. now, he actually said, if you're keeping count, he said the word jesus 61 times during his little walk across the gorge there, and his next feat, he's already lining it up. it's going to be in new york city, two skyscrapers and then walking across those. crazy. back to you guys. >> you should have heard everyone here. everyone was ooh, aah. >> 61 times, that's nothing? i would have been saying jesus 60 times a minute. >> he says who else is he going to talk to when he's up there? no one better to talk to when you're going to keep your composure. >> i don't know if i thought he was going to wear some daredevil
unitard or something. he just wore jeans. >> i asked him that when i interviewed him. he said, what am i supposed to wear? he wears whatever is comfortable. it's all about the moccasins. his mother makes them. >> did you have those on when you did that? >> no, i did not need them. i was two feet off the ground. >> let's see this. kate is now 1,800 feet above the ground. >> that's me above the grand canyon or 30 feet up. 30 feet up is scary enough. >> did you look down? >> he said he does look down. he takes time to enjoy the view that nobody else gets to see. >> did you tell him using the balance pole is weak? >> i did not say that. but i did say does that give your arms a workout? congratulations, nik. we're glad you made it to the other side. >> christine romans is here with
all the business news you need to know. i assigned you a time, and you must be here. >> it's scary, just like nik wallenda was, looking at the stock market. the dow, nasdaq, s&p each fell 2% after ben bernanke signaled an end to the fed's stimulus program. and this morning, china's main stock index plunging 5% today. lowest close there since 2009. worries in china, you guys, about a credit squeeze. so we're really watching china and its problems right now to see how that's going to reverberate for us. futures are lower. earlier today -- michaela said it's a two cup of coffee morning. starting tomorrow you're going to pay more for your starbucks latte. >> how much more? >> 1%. the price tag is going to affect brewed coffee, tea, latte, and espresso drinks. >> everything, except for maybe the cake pops. >> starbucks blames rising rent, labor, and material costs. you're going to pay more. >> and the desire to make profits. >> and money. and the wait is over.
twinkies and hostess cupcakes returning to store shelves july 15th. our national nightmare has ended. there will reportedly be a new tag line, the sweetest comeback in the history of ever. the recipes have been tweaked. cupcakes will be made with dark cocoa instead of hot chocolate. hostess was bought by a private equity firm, and they're taking the most famous brands and bringing them back. we'll see how they do. >> we might giggle this morning. people were furious. they were buying them off the shelves. are you people? >> i'm people. >> when was the last time you bought a twinkie? >> i had at least three boxes in the house when we found out they were going away. i had friends sending them to me as gifts. i thought they were delicious. and why do they have to make new ones? don't they have a half life of like 100 years? >> there's still one in your stomach digesting. >> you want a twinkie with your coffee, it's going to be more expensive. still ahead, we're talking
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welcome back to "new day," i'm chris comow. >> and i'm michaela pereira. coming up, he's king of the court. nba finals mvp lebron james sits down exclusively with rachel nichols and gets personal from his fiancee to moving to miami, and a very personal side of king james. >> right now we have news, news, and more news. let's get to michaela pereira. making news, an international case of catch me if you can with governments openly defying the u.s. edward snowden, self-proclaimed nsa leaker on the move with help
from wikileaks. he was believed to be boarding a plane from moscow to cuba. the flight is taking off at this very moment. we do not know if he is confirmed on board. his final destination could be ecuador. snowden has asked that country for asylum. the u.s. has released a scathing statement overnight criticizing governments who are helping snowden. new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez keeping a low profile as police investigate the murder of oden lloyd, who was found near his home. hernandez was seen entering his house in north attleborough, massachusetts. on spotted leaving the home with bags carrying evidence. in calgary, canada, river expected to crest today. no place has been hit harder than just south of calgary. they're still under mandatory evacuation orders. in other parts of calgary,
65,000 people were allowed to return home to begin assessing the damage. new information this morning, a brake indicator issue forced a united boeing 787 flight from houston to denver back to houston. the plane apparently landed without incident, no injuries as well, on sunday. this is the second mechanical problem a 787 dreamer has faced in just the last week. quite a touching tribute from the winner of the boston marathon. the men's champion returned his medal to the city, saying he wanted to honor those who lost their lives in the april bombings. the ethiopian runner said he never wanted sports to be used as a battleground. what a beautiful and powerful message to share. >> in the wake of the bombing, who won, who came in second and third, that was all lost very quickly. it was very, very sweet what he did. >> very strong move. >> elevating sport. keeping it always about something better. great move for lalissa desissa.
one of the best names i've heard in a long time. lebron james led the miami heat to their second consecutive nba championship and even won the mvp. the question is does lebron james have any haters still? he sat down with rachel nichols. great interview. >> thank you so much. chris, you're right. the expectations on lebron, the scrutiny, it's really like no other athlete who's come before him. it's actually so bad, he has to force himself to stay off the internet through the entire playoffs, get rid of his phone, just so none of this messes with his head. you guys are going to see here the reward of all that intensity, the joy is pretty extreme as well. >> last year you kind of -- the time went by so fast, and it's like, wow, dang, did i really just -- it's gone. it's gone like that. so i want to make sure i take full advantage of this one. >> after you won your title last year, you said it was the toughest thing you had ever
done, and then after you won the title this year, you said you were going to go back and tell the guy from last year, no, no, no, this is the toughest thing i've ever done. why? >> i want to say i apologize to you. i lied to you last year. >> lied directly to my face. >> this one right here was definitely tougher. i'll tell you one thing, i love the feeling. >> i know that during the playoffs you try to tune out all that outside noise and that you get off social media and you turn in your phone and that kind of thing. what do you do? is >> watch a lot of old basketball finals games and playoff games, watch some tv series, some tv shows. i ripped through "24," a few seasons of that. i watched a lot of the old bulls finals games. >> so michael jordan and kiefer sutherland got you through the playoffs? >> got me through it. that's pretty good. >> you're engaged to your high school sweetheart. there's a lot of people who don't know that. you guys have two sons. you joked when you won the title, if you hadn't won, you're getting married this summer, and you might have to call off the
wedding. i would like to know what your fiancee thought about that. >> she would have drug me by my collar. i want to get up there and say i do. she runs the house, though. >> you've been in the public eye since you were 16 years old. you came down to miami, it's the first time you've been away from home. >> even though i played for cleveland for eight years, i was still living in my hometown of akron. when i made that change, it was very challenging for me. it's made me, i guess, grow. it's made me comfortable in playing the game of basketball at a higher level. >> being more of a grown-up now. being more comfortable, being an adult, it can't be a coincidence that you feel that way off the court and then professionally you're in the best time professionally of your life, winning two championships. >> right, timing. timing. i'm just trying to take full advantage of it. >> it's been fascinating to
watch lebron up close these past dozen years because he was always a mature kid, but he was a kid. as he says there, moving to miami, so many 20-somethings, you leave home for the first time, it forces you to grow up. you change. that's obviously helped him personally and helped him professionally as well. he hasn't done too bad for himself lately. >> he seems settled. i guess it comes with the growing up. a lot of criticism was he was really cocky. a lot of the fanfare of his decision to go down to miami, he's settled into his own. >> he's acknowledged he didn't handle that well. he was 25 years old, which a lot of people don't quite remember. it is interesting. there's rumors he might leave miami in a year. there's an option for him to leave in his contract. there's some people who even would like to see him go back to cleveland. i did ask him about that, and he said, he's not really addressing that yet. but he did say he's sure he'll handle the whole thing better and differently than last time, which is good to hear. >> is good to hear. rachel nichols, great interview. always great to have you here.
going to take a quick break here. when we come back, the newest news on no soldier left behind. a father's emotional plea to bring his son home. how a breakdown in peace talks could affect the fate of the only american prisoner of war in afghanistan. plus a verbal mabombing between two top tennis players there. the latest about serena williams and maria sharapova's war of words. it's getting a little ugly. that's ahead. chenoa's looking for an alternative to eating lunch out...
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welcome back to "new day." this morning american officials are trying to salvage the peace talks with the taliban and afghanistan. this morning an envoy is set to meet with afghan president hamid tar sigh. karzai. concerns about the only known american prisoner of war in afghanistan bowe bergdahl, and
now his family is speaking out. >> reporter: peace talks that could bring army sergeantbowe bergdahl home appear to be crumbling. the taliban has said they're willing to exchange the only known u.s. soldier over five of their members in guantanamo. >> i don't know whether that's possible or not. >> reporter: half a world away at a weekend rally in bowe bergdahl's honor, his father is making a passionate plea for all sides to talk. >> to those in afghanistan, may the peace of god and the blessings that come from god be upon you. may we somehow, after 12 long years, find peace in afghanistan so that our soldiers and our american personnel can come home. >> reporter: yellow ribbons still line the streets of bowe
bergdahl's hometown of halley, idaho, and banners saying bring bowe home show weathered strain. there had been very little information about bergdahl's condition until a few weeks ago when bergdahl's parents received what they believe is a handwritten letter from their son, delivered to them through the red cross from the taliban. you could sense a parent's anguish. >> a father does not leave his son alone on the battlefield. my watch is set on afghan time. i will not leave you on the battlefield. these people will not leave you on the battlefield. your country will not leave you on the battlefield. >> reporter: the bergdahls sense this is the best chance they've ever had to bring bowe home. they pray this moment doesn't slip away. ed lavender, cnn, haley, idaho. >> thanks for that, ed. let's get straight to indra
petersons in the weather center for what's happening today. a little bit unusual. we have something called an atmospheric river, which means record breaking rain possible for california. typically, we see this in the wintertime. california way over there. this moisture comes all the way from southeast asia bringing heavy rain. if you saw this in the wintertime, which typically we do in california, you can see eight to ten inches of rain. we get it now, it's record breaking, but only one to two inches. could be up to two to four inches. any rain they're getting is good for the drought conditions currently in the area. the bad news is we have this cool weather here, but it also means contrasting air masses. hot, dry, and humid -- or dry conditions on the other side. that's not good news for the fire dangers. we'll be monitoring this as well. very interesting for this time of year. can't wait to see how this pans out today. something i've never heard of before -- i know it's happened before, but these teams
are trading not only players but a coach. >> i thought it was because i didn't know sports that well. >> basketball off-season nearing completion. they just had the championship. andy, i know it's happened before, but this is very unusual, right? tell us what's happened. >> it's definitely very unusual. you don't see it happen very often. according to reports, the boston celtics agreed to trade their head coach doc rivers fot los angeles clippers for a first round draft pick in 2015. negotiations for this deal have been on and off for weeks. they finally came to terms yesterday. or originally the celtics discussed trading doc rivers along with kevin garnett for draft picks. however, the nba front office stepped in and said teams are not allowed to trade coaches for active players. so rivers is going to l.a. all by himself. it's going to be a party in downtown miami this morning as the heat celebrate their second consecutive championship with a
parade. around 400,000 fans packed the streets for last year's victory parade. another huge crowd is expected today. the celebration will end at the american airlines arena where king james is going to address his loyal subjects, also known as the heat season ticket holders. >> very nice. tell us about the tennis drama. >> what is this all about? >> this is a good one, guys. if you haven't been following this one, hold on to your seats here. it all started when serena williams gave an interview to "rolling stone" magazine. she took a shot at maria sharapova's dating practices and her interview style. sharapova fired back at serena, making comments about serena's alleged current boyfriend, which is her tennis coach. serena finally took the high road and tried to set things straight. >> i said, look, i want to personally apologize to you. if you are offended by being brought into my situation, and i want to take this moment to just
pour myself and be open and say, i am very sorry for this whole situation. >> good enough? what do you think? >> it's an interesting apology. she said kind of sorry that you were offended, which is not really sorry. >> exactly. how can i not be? i made fun of your dating practices and interview style. it's crazy. >> also a little bit of a dovetail with the man involved. isn't that part of the allegation? is >> it seems that sharapova is currently dating serena's ex-boyfriend, so that might be a source of the tension that's going on there. >> i don't want to give anyone advice, but leave the relationship drama off the court. >> serena speaks large on the court, that's for sure. andy scholes, thanks for the bleacher report. are you impressed i know who tennis players are dating? >> i was impressed. coming up, edward snowden says catch me if you can.
a global game of hide and seek as the nsa leaker tries to find asylum abroad. we have reporters around the globe can traing his every move. we're going to go in depth with what this means for the u.s. plus the queen of southern cooking, paula deen, in more hot water, if it is possible. the business deal she's in jeopardy of losing. that's coming up. matt's brakes didn't sound right... ...so i brought my car to mike at meineke...
we're kicking off 30 free minutes of political news. >> we have a decision day at the supreme court, major cases still left undecided. also, china and russia sheltering a u.s. fugitive. will edward snowden get sent back to the u.s.? a very big question. >> john king is here to break it all down for us. chief political correspondent. john, first let's ask you real quick about the fallout of edward snowden. my wonder is what are the political --s wh what's the political fallout for the president with the understanding this is not even over yet? >> reporter: it's not over yet. let's make that clear, we don't know mr. snowden's final stop. so far, it's embarrassing. personal relationships help you on the global stage. he just had that big meeting with the chinese president in california. beijing can say hong kong is different. hong kong makes its decisions all it wants.
anyone who knows how hong kong works on national security measures, mr. snowden doesn't leave hong kong without the approval of beijing. and now in moscow, we've watched president obama and president putin spar over cyber wars, spar over syria, spar over other things, and it looks at the moment the president of the united states is about to get snubbed again by vladimir putin. where does mr. snowden end up? and the bigger question, what does he have still? if he gets asylum in ecuador, are there more exposures and leaks? this has significantly permanently undermined national security. you have the policy fallout and a national embarrassment. >> and today the supreme court wrapping up its term. we could get the remainder of the big rulings coming out this morning. we're talking everything from affirmative action and how it relates to getting into public universities, same-sex marriage, and voting rights. you couldn't talk about three bigger issues for the supreme
court to be taking on. you do have to wonder what you have the court decisions set to come out, which ruling do you think will have the biggest political implication for people across the country. >> it really depends in these cases. they could do sweeping rulings like throw out affirmative action. they could say we don't think this is necessary anymore. they could throw out the 1969 voting act. you've got some places in this country who still have discriminatory voting practices. they have to presubmit their practices to the justice department. or they could make a big plan for same-sex marriage or make a limited decision about california's prop 8, the defense of marriage act. we have to see how sweeping the court's decision is. this is basically the social infrastructure of the civil rights era when you look at voting rights and affirmative action. and you look at this new social structure because the debate over same-sex marriage has changed dramatically over the last several years. look at the president's own conversion from an opponent to a
proponent. so huge things at stake. >> in terms of what the legislative it control, immigration is the big debate right now. another vote today. people are divided, as you know. we see in this country, this issue two different ways. one is immigration reform means helping people who are in the country become assimilated into the economy and the social structure. and the other is, no, how do we keep as many out as possible? where do you see this coming out in the end? >> that's a fascinating question because you can't get a bill unless you satisfy in congress both of those concerns. not keeping everyone out, but improving border security dramatically. we talked about this last week on how to get the bill through the senate. increase boots on the ground, border technology, build more of the fence. you're not going to get conservatives in the senate without the border security. you're not going to get liberals in the senate and as it moves to the house, without the pathway to citizenship. you had chuck schumer beating his chest, the equivalent of trash talking, telling house
speaker john boehner, who's in a tough spot, you have to have a path to citizenship. at this moment, boehner might not have the votes for a pathway to citizenship. boehner is in a tough position. if his conservative base think he's being bullied by the white house or bullied by democrats, it makes a complicated issue even more so. >> boehner is in a tough position, he often is, especially when he said last week he's not going to bring a bill to the floor if he doesn't have a majority of support for republicans. that's setting a high bar for him, especially on this touchy issue of immigration. this is not over. john king? >> next couple weeks will be huge on this. >> we'll talk much more on this. john king, thanks. as usual, we want to hear your thoughts on all of these topics we talked about. we run through them really quick. check us out on twitter, facebook, all of the above and go to firstname.lastname@example.org, let us know what you think. >> you hear that? >> i do hear it. >> time for the rock block, a quick tour of the interesting headlines topping the morning papers and the web, health,
science, business, and beyond. >> and beyond. my favorite place, beyond. first up in "the wall street journal," a major crackdown on student-aid scams. federal officials targeting organized crime rings stealing hundreds of millions of college loans and grants. from "the new york times" reporting on the 92-year-old dam going to be torn down. the san clemente dam on the river could be torn down. and in the bloomberg report, researchers found that eating two large meals a day helped people drop more weight than consuming six mini meals. we have to reformat the whole plan. two big meals as opposed to six mini meals. >> six big meals? >> not the same math. >> only christine romans can pull that off. money, money, money. dow futures down 100 points following a huge selloff in asia. china's main stock index plunged 5%, closed at the lowest level
since 2009 on worries about a credit squeeze there. watch this space. rough day on wall street. average pay of top anchors in the u.s. and europe dropped last year. first decline in three years. but the average take home pay was $11.5 million last year. hold your tears. "the wall street journal" says the burger chain has gotten enough money from private lenders. doesn't have to get money from the public to expand. love the smash burgers. >> you don't eat one big burger. you dissect it into six burgers. >> finally, indra petersons in the weather center. we've got moisture all the way from southeast asia barrelling into california today. we'll be watching for that. everywhere else in the country, really kind of the story. this rainy, wet weather. more like the afternoon thunderstorms. about a half inch in the
northeast down to an inch in the southeast. look at all this hot weather. look at these temperatures. 80s, 90s for a big chunk of the country. the only place getting the cooler, milder weather is the rain in the pacific northwest. it feels like summer. >> i like it. indra, thanks so much. we're at the top of the hour, which means it's time for the top news. because he's up to the russian government, it will be nothing bad but his name in history. >> edward snowden believed to be on his way to asylum in south america. add russia to the list of countries blowing off america's requests for help. can the u.s. even get to him now? hot water. paula deen's fans are fighting back, but will her use of racial slurs cause her to lose another lucrative gig? and the ultimate high wire act. the stunning images,
death-defying feat. nik wallenda takes one small step into the void and into the history books. >> what you need to know. >> i think he's at peace with himself. he's given so much to the world. >> what you have to see. >> which of these two animals is uglier? >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan, and michaela pereira. welcome back to "new day." it is monday, june 24th. i'm chris cuomo. >> and i'm kate bolduan. it is 6:00 in the east, and we're here with 30 minutes of commercial-free news. let's start with the cat and mouse game going on right now between the u.s. government and edward snowden. the nsa leaker is reportedly in moscow getting help from wikileaks. he may hop a plane to cuba. the flight reportedly may take off from moscow to cue bachlt i
say may because it's not known whether snowden is on it. we have team coverage from latin america to washington to new york. we're going to start with phil black in moscow, who just filed this report before he took off on that flight to cuba about what snowden may do next. take a look and listen. >> reporter: edward snowden has spent the night in the transit area of moscow's airport, trying to get his next step has been a very popular exercise here in moscow over the last 24 hours. the sudden dash from hong kong to russia took a lot of people by surprise. we now know he hopes to get to ecuador, where he's officially asked for political asylum. that's his goal, but he's still a long way from getting there. at moscow's airport, there were early signs the government of ecuador was playing a role in the fate of edward snowden. the flag was a giveaway. this was the ecuadorian ambassador's car parked outside, and this official from the embassy somehow got lost inside the terminal.
>> i'm not going to give any comments. >> reporter: are you here in relation to mr. snowden at all? the world learned of mr. snowden's sudden departure from hong kong when he was already in the air, bound for moscow on a commercial flight. a big group of russian and international journalists waited to meet him, but snowden stayed inside the terminal. soon after, the government of ecuador confirmed he had formally asked for asylum. ecuador is already protecting one other man, wikileaks founder julian assange. assange has been living in ecuador's london embassy for the last year. in a statement, wikileaks said snowden had asked the organization to help find a country that will protect him. it's said he is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum, and he's being escorted by diplomats and legal advisers from wikileaks. amid furious and changing speculation about where snowden planned to go after russia, the u.s. government asked ecuador,
venezuela, and cuba to refuse him entry, and his american passport was cancelled. crucially, we haven't heard from the russian government about how it feels about snowden's arrival here. so we don't know if it will allow him to leave as he wishes, or if it will try to extract further intelligence from him, or if it will help the united states to reclaim one of its most wanted citizens. back to you, chris and kate. >> phil black, thanks so much. ecuador's foreign minister says his country is considering snowden's request for asylum "with a lot of responsibility." the u.s. and ecuador have had strained relations dating back several years, and allowing snowden to enter the country certainly wouldn't help the situation. cnn's adrianna hauser is live in quito, ecuador. what are you hearing from that angle? is >> reporter: what we're hearing now is basically what you're hearing right there. there's a lot of uncertainty whether or not edward snowden
will end up here. this could potentially be snowden's last stop. we know from ecuador's foreign minister that he did request asylum, that asylum request is being studied. there is precedence. we're hearing just now there is precedence. ecuador protected julian assange. he is now in the ecuadorian embassy in london. if he leaves the embassy, he risked being arrested. he's wanted in sweden in connection to a rape investigation. he's wanted for questioning. with that precedence, we have reason to believe he could end up here. edward snowden. we also know from wikileaks that he was going to take what they described as a safe route to get to ecuador. so wikileaks is also saying that he will potentially end up here in ecuador. we still don't know. that asylum has not been granted. we don't know if he's going to end up here and whether or not the asylum will be granted. >> more questions than answers at this point, that's for sure.
a lot of hot talk out of washington. the u.s. government is furious, releasing a scathing statement overnight, blasting countries that are helping snowden. cnn's brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. good morning, brianna. quite a game of catch-up going on down there, no? is >> reporter: that's right, chris. stern warning from the white house, from the president's national security council, specifically to hong kong and china for allowing snowden to leave. a spokeswoman saying we have registered our strong objections to the authorities in hong kong as well as to the chinese government through diplomatic channels and noted that such behavior is detrimental to u.s.-hong kong and u.s.-china bilateral relations. the u.s. acting on all fronts diplomatically at this point. the u.s. has called on russia to look at all options for expelling snowden. but russian media was reported there really wasn't a reason for russian security to get involved in this specific case. the u.s. also calling on venezuela, ecuador, cuba to either not accept snowden into their countries or to expel him
once he's there. but at this point behind the scenes, administration officials do acknowledge that some of their options are limited. right now we're seeing them look instead and sort of raise questions about snowden's motivation here. one senior administration official saying that, if he's someone for internet freedom and for freedom of speech, why is he looking to countries like ecuador, cuba, venezuela, china, russia for help when these are not exactly bea ncons of democracy, chris. >> brianna, thank you very much for the reporting. the question now is what can they do? >> that's exactly the question. let's break down the legal implications of this tense situation that's still unfolding with our experts in this field. christiane amanpour, cnn's chief international correspondent and the host of cnn international's amanpour and jeffrey toobin, cnn's senior legal analyst joining us from washington. good morning to both of you.
christiane, you're looking at the statements coming out from the justice department. they're clearly making the point this wasn't our fault. everything they laid out in the extradition request, they said all the requirements were met. hong kong never raised any concerns throughout this process, and then look what happened. what do you think happened? did they get caught flat footed, or did someone drop the ball? >> it's really hard to tell. it's just there are so many legal analysts who are explaining whether you have an extradition treaty or not, whether the law is clear or not on paper, there are a lot of loopholes, a lot of legal loopholes, a lot of ways to wiggle out of this. for instance, analysts and experts in hong kong who dealt with all of this who say that hong kong officials could have just arrested him if it was deemed he had broken a law in hong kong as well. that kind of crime. and most people think, yes, if you divulge secrets in china or hong kong, that would be a crime there as well. >> now, jeffrey toobin, let's bring you in on this.
christiane is right, of course. there are loopholes involved. they could have pulled the passport right away, the u.s., they did not. they could have put out an interpol red alert on this for the crime of theft, which would have mandated an arrest. they did not. legally, smart choices going forward, better ones to make? >> to be honest, i'm not sure. i do think it's worth keeping in mind this is ultimately a political and diplomatic struggle. it is not a legal struggle. the united states and hong kong have a very good law enforcement relationship. they extradite people from hong kong. we cooperate in drug and financial investigations. what happened here -- and it certainly seems clear -- is that china, in charge of hong kong, didn't want snowden anymore, and they let him go. you can pull a passport early, late. if china wants him out of hong kong, he was going to get out of
hopping congre hong kong. ultimately, this is about american-chinese diplomatic relations than it is about any particular law enforcement activity. china is in charge of hong kong. >> was china trying to show its strength? is it leads me to wonder why would china want to risk souring relations with the u.s. even further after what was seen as a pretty good meeting between china and the president last month? >> it was a good meeting. there obviously are tensions with the u.s. pivot to asia and all sorts of things, both sides accusing each other of cyber hacking, and i'm sure u.s. officials very, very worried about whether china or indeed russia have been able to get their hands on somehow this information that maybe snowden has with him somehow. as jeffrey says, it's not just politics in china, it's also in russia, in cuba, in ecuador, in venezuela. these are all countries who actually quite like shoving it to the united states right now particularly. this is something that, as jeffrey says, very much more political for those countries than it is legal.
>> when is the last time we've seen the u.s. look this week, where hong kong says there are other considerations we've had? we had questions. we didn't get the answers back. so we let him go. you have the press secretary for putin coming out, mr. peskov saying, well, the u.s. security services were breaking the laws of their country by tapping phone calls and conducting internet surveillance, so they should worry about themselves, essentially what they're saying. >> it's worrisome the united states can't get this kind of cooperation, but mostly in russia, where we believe mr. snowden may be. he hasn't taken off. we don't know where he is quite frankly, other than he was seen in moscow. russia and the united states have what can only be described as a poisonous relationship. poisonous. even at the g-8 last week, you saw the classic picture of president putin and president obama sitting there looking so uncomfortable. they have a range of differences on everything from syria to all sorts of things. and clearly, this is one of the things that's come into play right now. >> jeff, just a final thought.
is there anything -- you say it's more of a political diplomatic issue than a legal one, but is there anything else the justice department can do at this point other than wait? >> not much. they really are at the mercy of these governments. it's not a true legal concept, but possession is nine-tenths of the law. if he is in cuba or ecuador, it's up to cuba or ecuador. our relationships with those countries are not good. that's why he's picked those countries to go to. russia, china, ecuador, cuba -- these are countries where those governments are not looking to do us any favors, and that's more important than any technical legal resolution than could be imagined. >> we'll end it there. jeffrey toobin, always great to get your expertise. christiane amanpour, thank you. you can catch amanpour at 3:00 p.m. eastern.
and on amman poanpour.com. and we're just hours away from opening statements in the trial of george zimmerman. he's charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. george howell is live in florida. what are we expecting today, george? is >> reporter: it comes down to a jury of people who say they have not yet made up their minds in this case. when you look at the latest cnn/orc poll, a group like that is hard to find. in the court of public opinion, most americans believe there is some truth in the charges against george zimmerman. in this court, it will be about the facts. it will be about the evidence. and the ability of these attorneys to make their case. in the second degree murder trial against george zimmerman, the first thing the jurors will hear, opening statements. >> all bets are off. >> reporter: the defense team will be opened by don west. their goal to convince jurors
zimmerman acted in self-defense the night in february of 2012. they need to show that zimmerman was in a fight for his life the night he admitted to shooting and killing tray von martin. john guy will open for the state. prosecutors must prove that zimmerman was the aggressor. they'll argue he profiled and continued to pursue trayvon martin even after a dispatcher told him not to. >> okay, we don't need to do that. >> reporter: there's also the question of who was screaming for help on this 911 tape moments before the fatal shot. >> you think he's yelling help? is >> yes. >> what is your -- [ gunshot ] >> reporter: prosecutors may also call on witnesses who claim it was trayvon martin screaming for help, but over the weekend, judge deborah nelson denied the testimony of the state's audio experts. cnn legal analyst mark nejame called it a setback for prosecutors. >> their audio expert was one of the major cornerstones of their entire case. from the beginning, we've been
saying that whoever's voice it was crying for help suggested, in fact showed, that the other person was, in fact, the perpetrator. >> reporter: the jury was sworn in last week, a panel of all women, five who attorneys say are white, and one is black-hispanic. their identities kept anonymous in order to protect their privacy. so court is expected to start at 9:00 a.m. eastern time. kate, we already know that attorney don west could take some two hours to make his opening statements. >> we'll listen to every second of it, to be sure. george howell in florida, thanks so much. >> that was a game changer. the judge said the prosecution could play the tape of the 911 calls, argue the fact and turn it over to the jury. you know who knows much more on thi this? cnn's nancy grace. thank you for joining us on set. i must indulge. we've known each other a long time. it's great to be on tv with you
again. to catch up for a second, how are the boys doing? how is everything going? >> number one, correction. objection. a boy and a girl. >> a boy and a girl. see, it's been so long. >> elizabeth lynch probably won't like that very much because she's all about pink and purple. >> is it lucy elizabeth? >> lucy, after my grandmother who raised me. and john. >> how old are they? >> don't make me start crying. they're ready for kindergarten, they're 5 1/2. >> get ready for homework. it happens. >> good news is i've heard i can have lunch with them. i'm going to be camped out on the front step. >> i fear for that teacher. >> she's tough on people. it's going to be her kids and they're coming home. >> i know. they're not coming home. i'm bripginging them home. >> beautiful. >> let's get to some of the news. >> what do you think, nancy?
if you're the prosecution and coming into this, you just had this ruling. this is your big day. you've had a chance to set the tone. what do they say? >> something very interesting, what we were just talking about, the twins, my children. you've got a jury of six women. it's got to be a capital case for 12 people. they've only got six jurors in this case. they're all women. i don't care what color they are or how much money they make or their education. this is what it's all about. some of them are mommies. some of them are wives. so both sides are going to be capitalizing on that, focusing on the moms to look at trayvon as a son, getting the others to look at zimmerman as a spouse trying to do the right thing. the state lost a big argument, and frankly i think both sides lost in this, but it's not a surprise. just like the first time fingerprints were allowed in or dna or fiber comparison off sheets or carpet, you've got to pass a test.
there it's called a frye test. is the science acceptable like a fingerprint? i remember when i tried cases without dna, people. it wasn't that long ago. to hear someone screaming on a very brief 911 call, that's not enough for an expert, a vrt, voice recognition technology expert to say, yes, that's cuomo. oh, no, no, no. >> what do you think their big points will be? is >> >> i think their big points will be the state's going to argue that zimmerman was pursuing trayvon. we've got the 911 call to show it. the 911 people are saying stop following the guy for pete's sake. you don't have a gun, do you? don't follow him. what the defense has is, hey, if someone were beating my head into the cement, i'd shoot him too. so, true, that sounds like self-defense. zimmerman was afraid for his life, and he shot trayvon. but you've got the problem that zimmerman was the original
aggressor by following trayvon, the boy. he is a boy. he's a kid. that's going to be a big factor in this case. >> we're clearly at the beginning of what could be a pretty long process. do you think the families should testify, will testify? what impact do you think they'll have? >> i think they absolutely will be in the courtroom. as to whether they can testify -- now, even though they're not allowing these experts in about his screaming in the 911 call, there's no way a judge can suppress a mom getting onsaying, oh, that's my son. oh, that's trayvon. or a wife saying, that's my husband. that's him screaming. i recognize his voice. in that capacity, they may very well testify. but they can't get on and talk about pain or loss or suffering at this stage. >> we're going to have more nancy grace in our next hour. i'll leave you with this situation for the next conversation. i think the family does testify. i think zimmerman does not, and i'll discuss why in the next hour. all of you, you can watch nancy grace live on hln week nights at
8:00 p.m. eastern, of course. >> of course, of course. nancy, thank you. it's a busy news morning if you can't tell. let's get straight to michaela with the other big stories developing this hour. >> thanks so much. making news, anti-apartheid hero nelson mandela fighting for his life. south africans praying for him as the situation takes a turn for the worse. robyn curnow joins us with the latest developments from pretoria. please tell us how he's doing. >> reporter: this much we know. he has got steadily worse over the 18 days he's been in this hospital behind me. so much so, the government coming out the last 12 to 24 hours saying he is in a critical condition. no real details, though, on what his condition is in terms of the medical issues. we know he has a lung infection, essentially pneumonia, beyond that, not very much. i spoke to his daughter over the weekend who said that he is
comfortable, that she thinks that he is at peace with himself. also, just remember this is nelson mandela. he still has a very strong fighting spirit. when i put it to her, is this the end? is this his final battle? she said, she doesn't know. only god knows. if it is, nelson mandela himself will bow out in the way he chooses. a lot of anxiety here in south africa, a lot of sadness as people wait for more details, more information on nelson mandela's health. >> the eyes of the world certainly watching. robyn curnow in pretoria, thank you. the time for excuses is over. that's president obama's message as he pushes immigration reform. this afternoon he'll meet with ceos and business owners who have been affected by current immigration laws as he makes a last-minute pitch before today's pivotal senate vote. even if it passes the senate, the bill will have a hard time getting through the republican controlled house. 108 square miles burning out of control. that's how big and wild the west
fork fire in southwest colorado is this morning. thankfully, no homes have been destroyed, but small towns in the area have been evacuated. firefighters having trouble knocking down the stubborn fire because it is hot and dry there weather-wise, and there's some gusty winds in the area. however, there's better news in arizona. officials say they have a wildfire north of phoenix, 100% contained. they hope to have that done by wednesday. all of the evacuees are being told they can go home. protests in brazil expected to flare up again today. protester turnout significantly lower over the weekend, compared to the estimated 1 million who showed up thursday. demonstrations began more than a week ago against increased transportation fares, but they quickly morphed into anger over corruption, poor public services, and the cost of staging major sporting events. did you see it? we're talking super moon. no ordinary moon on saturday. that was a super moon. happens -- let me give you a little technical speak here. it happens when a full moon reaches its closest point to earth. so it looks even bigger and brighter, maybe even a little
shinier. if you missed it, you have to wait until august of 2014 for the next super moon. i was in los angeles over the weekend. >> and? >> wasn't so super. >> wasn't to super in l.a.? >> i saw it and thought that was a moon. >> you look at the cnn i-reports. fantastic. >> that gravitational pull supposed to be fantastic for fishing. you know what happened when i went out fishing? >> nothing. >> nada, not a gosh darn thing. i blame it on the moon. coming up next on "new day," a patriots player under the microscope in a murder investigation. why police were back at the home of nfl star aaron hernandez. plus more bad news for c cooking queen paula deen. the business deal she may lose next. i want to make things more secure.
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about a homicide investigation that brought them back to the home of a new england patriots player. tight end aaron hernandez is not being called a suspect, but he has been under intense scrutiny for the past week. cnn's susan candiotti is live with the latest. >> reporter: good morning, kate. no police activity or anything else going on outside aaron hernandez's house at this hour after investigators searched his house and car over the weekend. for seven straight days, the public has been waiting to see what will happen next. the football player may be wondering the very same thing. except for a quick backyard appearance saturday night, an embattled yet smiling aaron hernandez is keeping a very low profile. on sunday his suv parked in the driveway eventually was moved into his garage. others making food runs for him. on saturday the same suv got a once-over from investigators, executing their second search in a week. while police aren't calling the
popular tight end a suspect in the shooting death of his friend, semi-pro player oden lloyd, hernandez is under a microscope. >> aaron, do you have anything to say? >> reporter: authorities sweeping through his house, taking away at least a dozen evidence bags. at one point, calling in a locksmith and bringing in police dogs. during the search, hernandez is spotted peeking out his front door window to get a look at the action. the pressure is on. as part of the murder investigation, police also seizing surveillance videos from a strip club in nearby providence, rhode island. back at the murder scene less than a mile from the football player's home, the public's kept at a distance. the shooting victim's family is following every development. what do you make of the police being out to mr. hernandez's house a second time to search? >> whatever it is they took out, i hope it's going to help us,
and we can put a closure to this. he was just left there in that field like he was a piece of trash. trash, not even a human. that was my nephew. that was my nephew. so it took his life for what? i'm trying to understand. i just want to understand. >> reporter: does aaron hernandez have any answers? is when all this started last week, his lawyer issued a statement saying they would have no comment until this process is over. the public is also wondering whether an arrest warrant may be in his client's future. kate and chris? >> that process continues. susan candiotti, thanks so much. this morning for fallout for celebrity chef paula deen. she could be in danger of losing her qvc deal after using a racial slur. the food network opted not to
renew her contract, but now her fans have taken up her cause online. >> paula deen has endured bad publicity before but never with so much fallout. now she's facing harsh criticism after admitting last week. they said they would not be renewing her contract, but now supporters are dishing out plenty of criticism regarding her decision while others are applauding the food network. >> i want to apologize to everybody. >> paula deen fans are standing by the butter loving chef and threatening to boycott the food network for sticking a fork in her shows. >> i'm going to wrap it in bacon, and we're going to deep fry it. >> reporter: at her savannah restaurant, the line was around the block as patrons showed support. >> she has apologized. i think we'll all take it for what it's worth. >> it's a learning lesson for her and a learning lesson for people that do forgive. i will forgive her. >> deen stirred up controversy after being questioned under oath as part of a racial and
sexual harassment lawsuit against her and her brother filed by a former employee. >> please forgive me for the mistakes that i've made. >> reporter: friday she issued back to back video apologies online after readily admitting to using the "n" word in the past. >> your color of your skin, your religion, your sexual preference does not matter to me. i am here to say, i am so sorry. >> reporter: deen is also accused in the lawsuit of wanting to plan a southern plantation themed party with black waiters. just last year deen spoke at a new york times event about racial relations in the south and her views on slavery. >> black folks played such an integral part in our lives. they were like our family, and we didn't see ourselves as being prejudiced. i think we're all prejudiced against one something or another, and i think black people feel the same prejudice
that white people feel. >> reporter: shortly after her public apology, the food network said it was not renewing her contract, putting an end to her three shows. the scandal has whipped up more than 13,000 comments on the food network's facebook page. food network, i'm firing you, good-bye, wrote one user. others applaud the food network's decision to dump deen. "great move food network. it had to be done. disrespectful slurs will not be tolerated." and the fallout could continue. listen to what qvc, who carries deen's line of cookware, told cnn. >> we're watching the situation closely and reviewing our business relationship with miss deen. >> reporter: and walmart, which sells deen's products, has not yet commented on the future of their relationship. her cookware is sold at other chains, including target and kmart. the case she's involved in is still ongoing, and deen has released a statement thanking the food network for 11 great
years. kate, back to you. >> familiar lpamela, thanks so . let's get more on this from mike paul, known as the relationship doctor, better than any title i've ever had. 20 years in strategic relations. beyond the public level, let's talk about her reputation. the role that she has and the brand that she has is all about reputation. do you think she's done, or do you think this is a blip and there's a chance she could come back and have a career? >> there's a court of law and a court of public opinion. one of the things you need to be thinking about when you hear this story is approximately 50%, i would even lean more towards it being more than 50%, the court of public opinion. the attorneys are behind the scenes, but there needs to be someone like myself, a crisis pr expert or reputation management expert helping her. if you have a traditional publicist helping her, it might have been part of the snafus we saw with the video. you haven't been trained to think from a worst case scenario with all the decisions. >> can she come back?
do you think she has done irreparable harm? is >> i think she can come back. one of the things she needs to do is get to the emotional side of this issue, meaning as a white person, to try and think as closely as you can from the african-american experience in dealing with the "n" word, but even further than that, the slave experience, the racism we've had in this country for hundreds of years. >> mike made a very interesting point. there are two different things going on. one is the "n" word. you're not supposed to use it, we all know that, absolute liability. the second thing is this incident about the party. what that may play into is a different type of still existing bias that is exercised. i get it. i know there were slaves. i know they were beaten. that is terrible. i don't incorporate it emotionally into what i live and what i say. that's what you see in the second instance. >> i don't think she has a chance unless we believe the affidavit. we believe she was very, very truthful in the affidavit. so suddenly come back and say, i'm sorry. people think she's sorry for getting caught. how do you change that?
you put her through an experience emotionally, a new action, not just throwing out a press release. a new action she has to go through within herself to understand how bad this is. that's one of the things i would do is walk her through, quite frankly, the slave experience, a ska scared straight experience, with an african-american professor from a historical black college, which says we're going to take you to a plantation and show you a whipping tree and show you some pictures that are going to be very damaging to your psyche, and you're going to be able to understand, as closely as you can at least -- you're not african-american. you didn't go through it yourself. we're going to walk you through that experience so you can honestly and authentically say, i understand it differently now. >> you talk about the court of public opinion. her fans revere her. they're still backing her. >> i've dealt with, sadly, a few racial crises over the years, and one of the things i've realized is, when those fans come out like that, whether it's a celebrity or a product even, they're not thinking of it from a racial perspective.
they're thinking like a fan. i love paula deen. i love her show. i love her cooking. i support her. i'm drowning out anything else that you have to say. >> blinders on. >> my affinity is so strong for her in a different way that you might be reacting to the story, that i'm just looking at her blindly. >> see if she comes back, if it's to the same level. her brand was so huge. if she can reach that level again, there's a lot that needs to happen before that can go. >> let's hope there's less head work and more heart work. >> mike paul, great to see you. >> got to give you the nod. at least she answered honestly in that affidavit. coming up on "new day," the very latest on the snowden case. where is he? where is he headed? >> and we go one-on-one in an exclusive interview with nba star lebron james. plus nik wallenda coming up, his incredible review.
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welcome back to "new day," everybody. i'm chris cuomo. >> lots going on. let's get straight to michaela for the top news. making news this news day, an international pursuit with some countries acting in defiance with the u.s. edward snowden, the self-proclaimed nsa leaker, is on the move with help from wikileaks. he was believed to be boarding a plane from moscow to cuba, but it's unknown if he ever made it onto that flight. his final destination could be ecuador. snowden has asked that country for asylum. the u.s. released a scathing statement overnight criticizing china for helping snowden and asking russia to send him back to the states. opening statements in george zimmerman's murder trial happening in about 90 minutes from now in sanford, florida. the prosecution had a late setback over the weekend. the judge will not allow expert testimony about who was heard screaming on a 911 call. the prosecution wanted to argue it was trayvon martin. zimmerman is charged with second degree murder.
he claims he shot the unarmed teenager in self-defense. authorities in ecuador say they've had no luck in the latest search for a missing 18-year-old high school valedictorian from oklahoma. august reeger's father will meet with government officials in quito to discuss the search effort. reeger was hiking on a mountain with his parents on father's day when he disappeared without a trace. he's now officially listed as a missing person. the 10-year-old philadelphia girl who received a lung transplant she and her family fought so hard for is said to be making encouraging progress. sarah murnaghan is on a ventilator and unable to talk, but we're told she is awake and she is responsive. her family fought to have children prioritized for adult or organs. sarah, who suffers from cystic fibrosis was near death when the transplant came through. so happy to report that progress has been made. >> such a major surgery for such a little girl. thanks so much, michaela. daredevil nik wallenda has
done it again, this time with a death-defying high wire walk over the grand canyon, making the walk without a safety harness. wallenda crossed 1,500 feet above the little colorado river gorge on a two-inch wide cable. cnn's miguel marquez is live in the grand canyon this morning. miguel, how did it all go? thankfully, we know he made this through. how did it go? >> reporter: gives me the willies just thinking about it. just east of the grand canyon, little colorado river gorge in the navajo nation. whether you call it hair-raising or stomach churning, it was darned scary. >> shoes feel slippery. there's dust on this cable. >> reporter: it didn't start well. just need to relax more. breathe through it. it's kind of hard to relax when you're 1,500 above the canyon. >> reporter: 22 minutes and 54
seconds of death-defying thrills. >> i'm not liking it. >> reporter: the most hair-raising part of the discovery channel sponsored feet. >> lord, help this cable to calm down. >> reporter: when the seventh generation daredevil's balance pole began swinging. teetering higher and higher. >> winds are way worse than i expected. >> reporter: was he losing control? >> you'll have to tell me how long i'm on the wire. >> reporter: twice he stopped to regain his composure and halt the wire. without a tether or safety harness, the 34-year-old thrill seeker sounding more like a preacher. >> thank you, lord. >> reporter: the feat finished, wallenda says it was his faith that kept him focused as he battled the winds and gusty conditions. >> it took me everything i had to stay focused that entire time. my arms are aching like you wouldn't believe. >> reporter: life on a wire, cheating death one more day.
>> on a scale from 1 to 10, what he did tonight was unbelievable. i mean, i'd give it a 10. >> reporter: for the finale, nik wallenda ran to the finish. now, for his next big trick, nik wallenda says he will walk between two new york city skyscrapers. back to you, dave. >> we'll wait for that, and it will be just as terrifying. and chris will sit and do the same thing he did the entire time. did you talk to the screen? >> good for him. we must move on. to a cnn exclusive. lebron james is already being called to be one of the greatest players ever to hit the hardwood. he just pulled off a consecutive nba championship. he might pull off a triple peat next season. >> three-peat. >> i'm a knicks fan. so the word is foreign to me. >> three-peat is trademarked.
you'll have to pay for that now. >> good thing i mangled it. >> there you go. and the victory parade in miami is just a few hours away, but intense scrutiny for lebron james his entire playoff run. it's why he actually stays off the internet during the whole playoffs just to kind of clear his mind. that intense scrutiny, you guys are going to see it has its rewards when they win and it all pays off. >> last year you kind of -- the time went by so fast, and it's like, wow, i really just -- it's gone. it's gone like that. so i want to make sure i take full advantage of this one. >> after you won your title last year, you said it was the toughest thing you had ever done, and then after you won the title this year, you said you were going to go back and tell the guy from last year, no, no, no, this is the toughest thing i've ever done. why? >> i want to say i apologize to you because i lied to you last year. >> directly to my face. >> this one right here was definitely tougher. i'll tell you one thing, i love the feeling. >> i know that during the
playoffs you try to tune out all that outside noise and that you get off social media and turn in your phone and that kind of thing. what do you do? >> i watch a lot of old basketball finals games, playoff games. i watch some tv series, tv shows. i ripped through "24," a few seasons of that. i watched a lot of the old bulls finals games. >> so michael jordan and kiefer sutherland got you through the playoffs? >> got me through it. that's prettied goo. >> you're engaged to your high school sweetheart. there's people that don't know it. you have two sons. you joked the night you won the title, if you hadn't won, you're getting married this summer, and you'd have to call off the wedding. i'd like to know what your fiancee thought about that? >> she would have drug me by my collar, no matter how i looked, to get up there and say i do. she runs the house. >> you've been in the public eye since you were 16 years old. when you came down to miami, it's the first time you'd ever been away from home. speaking of that kid, this man
getting married. it's a big change. >> even though i played for cleveland for seven years, i still lived in my hometown of akron. i was in akron for 25 straight years. that's all i knew, all my friends and family. when i made that change, it was very challenging for me. it made me, i guess, grow. it made me comfortable and play the game of basketball at a higher level. >> being more of a grown-up now, being more comfortable, being an adult, it can't be a coincidence you feel that way off the court, and then professionally, you're at the best time professionally of your life winning two championships. >> is timing, timing. i'm just trying to take full advantage of it. >> of course, we move away from home, and we grow up a little bit. moving away from indiana to the big city here, right, kate? >> everyone else says, you can take the girl out of indiana, but you can't take indiana out of the girl. >> i love how much you've grown. >> oh, rachel, stop, please, please. rachel, great interview. thanks so much. coming up next on "new day,"
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hello, everybody. welcome back to "new day." it is money time. christine romans is here with all the news you need to know. >> u.s. stock futures are sharply lower this morning. the main index there saw the worst one-day loss since 2009. investors are worried about a credit crunch and whether beijing is doing enough to stop it. beijing stock down 5%. it is going to hurt us, folks. the little computer that started the whole industry and it is up for sale. the apple 1 hand built by company co-founder back in 1976. he and the late steve jobs sold the computers for $666.
the winning bid expected to come in around $1.5 million. the auction ends, you guys, july 9th. a piece of history. >> a piece of history. that is a big profit. >> thank you very much. time for john berman time. he is here with his new day award of the day award. >> today, guys, i have to tell you i am outranled. what was supposed to be the world's ugliest dog competition. supposed to compete for the title of the world's least attractive canine. the winner this year, 4-year-old wally. >> not so ugly. >> he's not ugly at all. i know ugly and this dog is not ugly. he even borders on sort of cute, right? >> cute picture. >> when i was a kid, ugly used to mean something. take a look at the last two winners here. look at the last two winners here.
walle is like kate upton next to these things. like having bolt win a slow contest. have our standards slippedo much that this qualifies as ugly? this is the nanny state at work, again. i am outraged because the award today is a very special award. it is the dances with wolves award. remember when that film won best picture in 1991 and everyone knew "good fellahs" was better, it's happened, again, folks. >> good movie reference, berman. >> you guys have no idea just what happened here. >> that was good. all right, coming up next, coming up next on "new day" first hong kong and then moscow and now possibly ecuador. where nsa leaker edward snowden. speculation about the royal
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interesting headlines top of the morning web and papers and pop culture and beyond. let's get straight to michaela. >> let's see what we have. the first headline of the "harper courant." the more money people make, the happier they are. maybe money can buy happiness after all. in "the boston globe" boston celtics sending dock rivers to l.a. clippers for a first round pick in the 2015 draft. in "usa today" wendy is going where no burger chain has gone before. the pretzel cheeseburger. it will be available coast to coast in a couple weeks. >> that is a strong move. >> time now for nischelle turner who has what is going on in pop news. >> full trailer for jobs, the io pic it stars ashton kutcher and
it was due out in april and now going to hit theaters august 16th. she is out on bail this morning after she was arrested on saturday on suspicion of drunk driving. she was busted in burbank, california, this weekend. kanye west and kim kardashian are not engaged yet. the rapper popped the question after the birth of their daughter but "people" magazine says just not true. >> waiting, waiting. indra petersons is in the weather center with what you need to know. >> really, this huge plume of moisture coming from southeast asia all the way to california that could bring up, yes, record rainfall. now, remember, it's june. we are still not talking about necessarily one or two inches. it's good news considering the job conditions. also half an inch to an a inch down from the southeast. typical afternoon thunderstorms across the country and the story, the heat is on, 10, 15
degrees above normal and it is summer ask nd it feels like it. >> indra, thanks so much. now at the top of the hour and it means it's time for the top news. always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye of the united states. >> happening now, edward snowden the nsa leaker on the run. another country letting him go. where is he now and is there anything the u.s. can do about it? tragedy in the air as horrified spectators watch on. why this air show stunt went so wrong and why these accidents seem to happen so often. royal baby watch, new details this morning on how duchess katherine will give birth, not the same as here in the united states. your "new day" continues right now. what you need to know -- >> a father does not leave his
son alone on the battlefield. >> what you just have to see. >> i have a young man in my l e life. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. it is monday june 24th, i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm chris cuomo, as always, with michaela pereira. it's 8:00 in the east. where is edward snowden now? after traveling from hong kong to moscow, snowden was expected to board a flight to cuba this morning. but the plane took off, apparently, without him on it. it's not clear if he's still at the moscow airport or, honestly, where he is at this point. it is believed his eventual stop would be ecuador.
the white house is lashing out at countries that have ignored the u.s. request to give snowden away. we have team coverage starting with phil black. he filed this report just before boarding the flight to cuba that snowden was expected to be on. >> edward snowden has spent the night in the transit area trying to get his next step has been a very popular exercise. here in moscow over the last 24 hours. sudden dash from hong kong to russia. took a lot of people by surprise. we now know he hopes to get to ecuador where he has asked for political alim. that's his goal, but still a long way from getting there. at moscow's airport, early signs the government of ecuador is playing a role in the face of edward snowden. the flag was a give away. this was the ambassador's car parked outside. and this official from the embassy somehow got lost inside the terminal. >> i don't have any comments.
>> are you here in relation to mr. snowden at all. >> he learned of the sudden departure from hong kong when he was bound for moscow on a commercial flight. a big group of russian and international journalists waited to meet him, but snowden stayed inside the terminal. soon after the governor of ecuador confirmed he had formally asked for asylum. ecuador is already protecting one other man, wikileaks founder asange. in a statement, wikileaks said snowden asked the organization to help find a country that would protect him. it said he is bound for a democratic nation via a safe route for the purposes of asylum and is being escorted by diplomats and legaled advisors from wikileaks.
his american passport was canceled. cruciall we haven't heard from the russian government on how they feel about snowden's arrival here. if it will try to extract further intelligence from him or if it will help the united states to reclaim one of its most wanted citizens. back to you, chris, kate. >> thanks, phil. edward snowden's trip to moscow putting more strain on the already frayed relationship between the u.s. and russia. the obama administration released a a heated statement criticizing governments that helped snowden. brianna keilar is at the white house with more. >> good morning, chris. the statement coming from the president's national security council taking aim specifically at hong kong and china for allowing snowden to leave. this is detrimental to relations between the u.s., hong kong and china. the bombshell news that edward
snowden has fled to hong kong flying to russia is triggering outrage from congress. senator chuck schumer warning moscow of serious consequences. >> what's infuriating here is prime minister putin of russia a aiding and abetting snowden's escape. the bottom line is very simple. allies are supposed to treat each other in decent ways and putin also always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye of the united states. >> reporter: hong kong came under fire from washington, as well, after its claim that the u.s. hadn't provided enough information to arrest snowden. the obama justice department saying our extradition request met all the requirements. the doj arguing its first attempt to arrest snowden came june 15th. another top lawmaker points to beijing. >> china clearly had a role in this in my view. i don't think this was just hong kong without chinese acquies
acquiescen acquiescence. >> reporter: still, did the u.s. wait too long to charge snowden and u.s. revoked his passport only sunday. a state department official said the u.s. is advising these governments that snowden is wanted on felony charges and as such should not be allowed to proceed in any further international travel. >> this is an individual who is not acting, in my opinion, with noble intent. >> and secretary of state john kerry traveling in india just like this last hour commented on snowden saying evidently he places himself above the law and i think there are very serious implications in that. and, chris, like other administration officials, he's really questioning snowden is positioning himself as a cruseder of internet freedom saying he is looking to china and russia for help, two powerful bashtipower
ful internet -- >> thank you, brianna. the situation has gotten bigger than snowden because of the u . u.s.'s ability. let's talk about this more. one of the many politicians who is outraged at russia's role is congressman peter king. he's a republican from new york and a member of the very important house homeland security committee and joining us now this morning. congressman, great to see you. thanks for coming in. >> thank you, kate. good to see you. >> i want to get, a lot, obviously, that we can get to, real quick. let's talk about the situation that really a unfolded between the u.s. and hong kong. hong kong said they need more information about the charges against snowden. the u.s. says, we did just that. we met the requirements and we met the standard and, still, we see exactly what happened to snowden that he was able to get out of hong kong. who are you blaming at this point for this game that seems the u.s. is just playing catchp
continuously. did someone, security officials fail or is hong kong blatantly just going against the wishes of the u.s.? >> i agree with senator feinstein. i think that china and hong kong both blatantly went against the wishes of the united states. we have a long history of extraditions with hong kong. this happens all the time, as far as being able to work with them. any technical error they were talking about, that happens very often and it's corrected. so, no, i think this was totally a political decision by hong kong. we have experts in the justice department. again, they have an excellent relationship in the past with hong kong, with extradition matters. this is strictly a political decision and i can't believe hong kong would have made it without china acquiensing in it. >> from your perspective as a member of congress, what do you think congress can and should, if anything, do about the situation at this point? >> well, there's no easy answer as far as with china or hong kong.
certainly with china. again, as far as tipping the balance, we have to take a much, i believe, tougher attitude with china and certainly don't give them the benefit of the doubt on issues whether it involves trade or currency or whatever. we have to step back and say that business cannot go on as usual. countries that want to have partnerships cannot, cannot violate an extradition request such as this and not have consequence. so the president to be more aggressive and to know how to play thiz cards better, i think, than he has up to now. >> republicans have oft aen criticized the president in very different situations leading from behind. do you blame the president for how this has been handled so far? >> from the start of this whole nsa matter, the president should have been out front. because, about a month ago, he told us that the war against terrorism is winding down and we were back to a pre-9/11 stage. then it comes out about all the elaborate surveillance, which i
support, by the way. the president has to explain to the american people why if he believes we're back in pre-9/11 we're using such advance post-9/11 techniques and methods. not talking about in berlin. so, it appears as if, again, i hate to be in the middle of the crisis second guessing the president, but where is he? why is he not speaking to the american people and more forceful in dealing with power and leaders. >> snowden was a government contractor that was, obviously, working with the government in hawaii. do you think congress should reduce or limit the number of government contractors that are handling such classified information? >> this has to be reviewed. it's already been discussed and general alexander. no, this is something that has to be looked into more carefully. obviously, with so many security
clearances out there and so many going into the private sector. a difference between the security clearance and standards for one or the other. there shouldn't be, as far as i know, there's not. the ball was dropped here and we have someone like snowden who to me is a traitor and defector and not any kind of hero. i think senator rand paul was totally off base yesterday when he tried to compare snowden to general clapper. take an american hero and somehow analogize him as a traitor. we've gone too far in this country as far as having this equalization between traitors and heroes. snowden is the traitor and anyone who calls him a hero is terribly misguided. >> congressman peter king, great to have you on. thanks so much. we are less than an hour away from opening statements in a trial the whole nation will be watching. george zimmerman charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old trayvon martin. george howell in sanford, florida, with trials about to get under way. george, what do we know about
the jury? >> chris, good morning. so, it is a panel of all women on this jury. we know that five of them are white according to the attorneys and one is black or black hispanic. and we also know the majority of these jurors, at least five are mothers. one was arrested for something, what, we don't know. and also one carried a firearm, carried a gun and had a permit to carry a concealed weapon. but from what we understand stopped carrying the gun and decided she didn't need to carry the gun any more. also, one was arrested, but for what we are still unclear. >> it's interesting. you have six, instead of 12 because this isn't a capital offense. only six jurors and sensitivity that you have women on the jury. sometimes that means you'll get emotional response from a jury. but at insame time, concealed carry permit and that could cut both ways and the other development that comes here this morning as we head to opening statements the judge ruled, you can't have an expert tell you
what voices we hear on the 911 audio. how is that expected to play out? >> chris, that's a big deal. really a, it is a blow to the prosecution. because of this, the prosecution wanted to make it clear to jurors, in their opinion, that it was not george zimmerman screaming for help on that 911 tape. we spoke to cnn legal analyst about that and he gave us his opinion as to why this is bad news for the prosecution. let's listen. >> their audio expert was one of the major cornerstones of their entire case. from the beginning we have been saying whoever's voice it was crying for help suggested, in fact, showed that the other person was, in fact, the perpetrator. >> so, the bottom line there. they can still play the audiotape. the jurors can hear it and, in fact, the prosecution, they can bring in witnesses to give their opinions about who's screaming on that tape. but we will not hear from the
audio experts, chris, that the prosecution wanted to bring in. >> including family members. thank you for monitoring the trial for us. federal officials are investigating what caused a deadly fiery crash at an ohio air show. thousands watched as the plane carrying a veteran wing walker and stunt pilot suddenly dropped from the sky during what is being called a routine stunt. athena jones is in washington with more on this. what are they finding out? what happened, athena? >> good morning, kate. well an a ntsb official tells the investigators, expect to be there on the accident scene collecting evidence for the next couple of days, as they begin to try to determine what went so horribly wrong there in dayton. for more than a decade, this is how jane wicker lived her life. on saturday in dayton, ohio, this is how it tragically ended. as planned her plane turns
upside down so she can sit on its wing and then suddenly disaster. they are kille eed instantly. what caused the plane to be so unbalanced during a standard part of her routine. >> we're going to ask, ladies and gentlemen, number one, that you turn your kids away from the scene. >> it's terrible. >> i've never seen it happen before. you never expect to see something like that happen and it's awful. >> the ntsb is investigating, but says it's way too early to know what went wrong. >> we're doing all the data collection right now. we're not going to have any determination on findings or probable cause at this point. >> fellow performers say flying so close to the ground, there's no room for error. >> very focused as wing walkers and have a lot of trust for our pilots who, you know, we put our faith in because they carry our lives on the wings.
>> reporter: wicker's dare devil career began here at the flying circus in virginia. >> in 1990 i answered an ad in the newspaper, no experience necessa necessary. >> reporter: constant danger is a factor in air shows, unlike the 2011 crash in reno, nevada, that killed ten spectators, no onlookers were injured in dayton. speaking a day just before the crash. wicker thought she, too, would be safe. >> probably the only person, one of the few in the world that actually will walk in front of the crowd along the wings of the airplane with no safety line. >> now, a preliminary report will be issued within ten business days of the accident. but it's going to take them a year or more to figure out the probable cause of the crash. one more thing, i had a chance to speak to the fiance of wicker who was there at the site when the crash happened and he said they had a wonderful relationship. sad story, kate. >> your heart just stops when you see that video.
athena, thanks so much. a man accused of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old girl in florida has been denied bail. cherish perrywinkle vanished this weekend after leaving walmart with a stranger. this morning learning new details about the 56-year-old registered sex offender who had a long, criminal history. alina has the latest. >> that criminal history dates back to the '70s. meanwhile, as you can imagine, the little girl's family is struggling to come to terms with what has happened. this is cherish perrywinkle. a vibrant 8-year-old girl who liked to play dress up and loved to sing. on sunday, it was her 5-year-old sister who sang for her. ♪ twinkle, twinkle little star in a vigil to honor cherish's memory. hours earlier -- >> charged with kidnapping and murder. >> reporter: donald smith appeared in court. the 56-year-old florida man is a
registered sex offender. he first met cherish and her mother at a dollar general store on friday night. >> reporter: after being inside the store for a couple of hours, smith offered the buy the family some hamburgers. >> as he walked in front of the store, he took the 8-year-old victim with them. they walked towards the walmart towards the mcdonald's and did not go into the mcdonald's. >> reporter: saturday morning police arrested smith, soon after cherish's body was found in a wooded area near a jacksonville church where this memorial for her continues to grow. >> anything you can tell us? >> reporter: according to the department of corrections, smith has a lengthy criminal record that includes crimes involving children. he was most recently convicted of impersonating a public employee and aggravated child abuse. court records show he was sentenced to a year in county jail and was just released may 31st.
now, this man has pled not guilty to the murder and kidnapping charges and because this investigation is ongoing, prosecutors say he could face additional charges. chris, kate. >> thank you very much, appreciate the reporting. let's get straight to michaela with the big headlines. >> an anxious country awaits and prays as nelson mandela fights for his life. he is now in critical condition. his daughter says she's trying to cherish the time she was with him, but she says she believes he is at peace. mandela has been in the hospital now for more than two weeks battling a recurring lung infection. austin tice on their way to lebanon hoping to find their son. he was preparing to leave lebanon for syria when he went missing. they believe he was detained by syrian officials. he snuck into the country to report on uprising there. now, the latest in the flooding disaster in alberta, canada, a glimmer of good news. 65,000 people have gotten the
all-clear to return home to calgary. meanwhile, a very different story. 10,000 people have complied with evacuation orders there. paul is in medicine which is in the southeastern corner of the province. tell us about the conditions. i can tell by the visual right there, it is not good. >> well, it is and it isn't. first off, you're right, 10,000 people evacuated here and you can see the river has far exceeded its banks by about 200 yards and you can see they're actively pumping. the military got involved here. 400 members, some combat engineers and they laid down this defense using both rock and dirt and it has held so far. the river has crested. right now officials saying that they have gotten through the worse. if you look over here, an eerie site. a completely abandoned neighborhood. this is a city of only 61,000. this area, called the plats, everybody is out talking to
neighbors here. they're all just crossing their fingers and hoping that this defense laid down by the canadian military with military precision will hold and that medicine hat will avert a major disaster here. now, back to you. >> all right, paul, so glad you have the boots on. stay dry and stay well. they're back, twinkies and other hostess snack cakes returning to store shelves july 15th. a few of the recipes have been tweaked. cupcakes will be made with dark cokie instead of milk chocolate and reportedly a new tag line. "the sweetest comeback in the history of ever." hostess filed for bankruptcy last year but was bought by a private equity firm and they're bringing them back. they heard the cries. >> they heard the outrage. that is a fabulous tag line. >> in the history of ever. >> the best comeback of ever. thank you so much. still coming up on "new day" as we mentioned george zimmerman second degree murder trial is
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for a store near you go to benjaminmoore.com/bayarea. welcome back to "new day" everyone. the royal baby isn't due until mid-july but the royal baby watch is on coming fast and furious. cnn medical correspondent elizabeth cohen is joining us with all the speculation. what are you learning? >> i was in london a couple weeks ago checking out their hospitals. i had given birth four times but what they doon the other side of the pond is quite different. let's take a look. the bets are in, literally.
brits are wagering on not just when kate will give birth, but how. >> will she be too posh to push? cesarean section or a natural birth? >> reporter: most people are putting money on c-section. in england, normal is natural. c-section rates are about 30% lower than in the united states. kate's royal birth may be a royal pain. in england, fewer than three out of ten women have epidurals compared to at least six out of ten women in the states. the delivery rooms in london are actually designed to avoid epidurals. instead, moms can have aquadurals. this is a birthing pool. women give birth under water. in the united states water births are kind of fringing but here in britain, they're normal. >> the water may be all she needs. >> reporter: if kate wanted a tub, william could be right
there with her. >> he could be. we usually encourage him to wear trunks and a t-shirt. >> reporter: there is also a birthing chair. if kate wanted one of these contraptions, she would sit in front and william behind her. >> this is kind of instead of an epidural. >> yes. >> reporter: she grabs on to this and feels better. also helps pinching their husbands for pain. a pain drug almost unheard of in the u.s. is quite common here. laughing gas. >> doesn't make you laugh, though. even though it's called laughing gas. >> reporter: nothing is funny right now? >> no, nothing is funny. >> reporter: now, there are reports in the british media that kate is actually considering hypnosis for pain relief in birth. >> i have heard of that. so, that woman that was just at the end of the piece, she looked like she was in a lot of pain. did she get an epidural? she labored for seven hours but
she didn't get an epidural which is normal there. she had a beautiful baby girl and her name is javaia. >> look at that. >> little sweetie pie 7 pounds and doing great. >> i like the curtain idea. because it replaces the husband's neck. >> that is a benefit. >> everyone's birth plan is different. >> water birth. i have a colleague that did that. the idea is that the environment that the baby is welcomed into is what it was experiencing in the womb. >> you would think they would suck in the water but they don't because they're used to living in water so they come out and they don't breathe until you bring them up to the air. the mom is encouraged to bend down and bring that baby up. >> different daddy rules? are they allowed to be there? >> they say they want the daddy in the tub. they tell the daddy to wear swimming trunks. >> william can get in the tub with kate. >> that is dedication right there. >> that's love. >> chris' thought bubble is very
interesting right now. >> reasons not to live in england. >> regardless, good luck to both of them. it's coming soon. thanks so much, elizabeth. great to see you in new york. coming up on "new day" in florida the george zimmerman murder trial is getting under way. hln nancy grace is here. she'll have her take on this and other high-profile cases. john berman has been hitting the internets, again. freaks out. >> poor thing. >> oh, my goodness. >> i can't stand it.
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>> i'm kate bolduan. monday, june 24th. lots coming up in this half hour. from george zimmerman trial nancy grace is joining us to break down some of the biggest legal cases in the country. right now, much more to talk about, nancy. >> with the big gavial behind your head. >> that's attached to the back of my head. >> that's where that came from. >> justice. always justice. john berman is also here and show us what he found on the internets, this is a good one, including a monkey that wasn't too happy about his owner getting a ticket. it's going to be a chargeable offense. first, a lot of news. let's get to michaela pereira today looking very fetching. >> you know what they say about high hair. thank you, nancy, he does not understand. >> get it, cuomo. >> party over here. five things you need to know for your new day. where is edward snowden the computer contractor trying to find a country to grant him
political asylum. he flew to moscow on sunday. it's unclear, though, if he'll stay in moscow or if he is at the airport. this morning officials in ecuador have asked them for asylum there. this morning the u.s. supreme court expected to hand down decisions. including same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the voting rights act. a landmark immigration bill expected to pass the senate next week, but, first, a critical test vote is set for today on a border security deal. are doctors overprescribing drugs? senate overhearing testimony about a report that claimed 700 medicare doctors have been unnecessary prescribing drugs to seniors. at number five, one of the first apple computers ever builtple 1 block. guess what, it is expected to
fetch $500,000. for everything you need to know to get your new day started, go to newday.cnn.com. nailed it. >> very nice. two big legal stories heating up this morning. opening statements in george zimmerman trial begin shortly at 9:00 eastern. authorities continue to investigate new england patriots' tight end hernandez. let's take us through these big cases and much, much more. nancy grace, a star in our eyes and many people's eyes joining us this morning. i want to talk first about this aaron hernandez case. to me, i can only describe it as a really bizarre legal situation unfolding. he's not seeing, not being named as a suspect and not been arrested, but they keep going back in to investigate. >> can i give you a word of advice, since you didn't ask. >> yes. >> when you look out your kitchen window and you see the police picking through your trash, you got a problem, honey. that's exactly where hernandez is right now.
forget about that 14, that $40 million contract he signed from starting at 14. the problem here is he was the last person seen with the murder victim shot one time. apparently in the back of the head. about half a mile from hernandez's home. all right. don't worry about tebow getting re-signed. forget about that. he's joining the patriots. what he needs to worry about is the fact that there were 20 law enforcement officials in his yard, in his home. they came in with dogs that can only be a scent dog or cadaver dog. they went in his backyard. i want to point out that he had a two-story dog house. even a mastiff would get lost in that thing. last seen with the murder victim early on monday morning and picked up on surveillance on a boston street. they had issued warrants on the
strip club desire in prov dependen dns which is about an hour away from boston. the two were apparently clubbing there. let me tell you another thing, nothing ever good happens at a strip club, unless you're the own oer, of course. >> his representatives handed over his cell phone to the police and they said it was badly damaged. >> smashed? >> i like the way you said that. that's putting perfume on the pig. oops, i dropped it in the sink. >> i tried to stick to the words that were actually used. >> smashed. >> that is the interpretation. >> he's not been named a suspect, i'm going to be careful. >> probable cause that a crime was committed. >> here's the problem with an arrest, then you get an indictment and then they can slap a speedy on the state which forces the state to try it within about 90 days to 120 days. they want to get their ducks in a row before they charge him. here's the bigger problem for him. does the name alexander bradley
ring a bell? he is currently in a lawsuit with hernandez, why? because they left a strip club and bradley claims hernandez shot him in the eye. interesting it's not a criminal case. it's a civil lawsuit dug up. so, a similar transaction, people. that's the death nail to the defense. >> this is a little bit of a rhetorical question. >> let me fasten my seat belt. >> rhetorical. >> the police going to the house -- >> don't throw big words. >> i think you can answer this a certain way. they go into the house and they say it looked like it had been scrubbed. it wasn't just a clean house. they believe the allegation is that something was done. what do you make of it? >> i don't know if it's rhetorical. i will ask the other ladies here. i get very suspicious when a man becomes neat. i never forget scott peterson doing the lawn and cleaning the house. so, i know the defense lawyers will scream, that's not
evidence! but the reality is, when suddenly he hires a professional cleaning service right after his buddy gets shot in the head half a mile away, yeah, that's going to come into trial if there ever is a trial. >> let me switch gears here for a second. when you look at the zimmerman case we were talking about earlier. i said, i don't think zimmerman is going to testify. this is a very difficult fact pattern for the prosecution to deal with. i don't think he has to take the stand. your thoughts. >> number one, i call trayvon martin case because in my mind, that is who is going to take center stage in this. the boy, the boy. i mean, i've got a son. god willing he makes it to junior high school to get gunned down. okay. i'll just let that thought settle for a moment. will zimmerman take the stand as arias in a self-defense case. many believe the defendant must take the stand. look what happened to arias and
her 18 days on the stand. it turned the jury against her. conventional wisdom, don't take the stand. don't cross examine him on everything he ever did wrong, all the way back to grade school. if he sold some bubble gum. >> remember the interview he gave with the authorities the day after. they have that to rely on. why risk the jury feel him out and not like him. >> look, taught mom casey anthony did not take the stand and we saw what happened there on acquittal. i would advise him if i was a defense lawyer, which i never would be, would advise him not to take the stand. >> we are not going to let you go -- >> i don't want to go. apparently, you have the coffee, so, you have the power. >> exactly. >> power is in the mug. before we move on, we want to remind you to watch nancy grace weeknights at 8:00 p.m. eastern. now, this is my favorite part of the show, right? we do something called the good stuff. every day we feature stories about some of the good news out there, stories people doing the right thing.
it's good. in today's edition kool-aid for a cause. michael diamond recently lost his grandmother to cancer. his family was having trouble paying for his funeral. he hears this. what does he do, 8 years old? i'll start a kool-aid stand a buck a glass 50 cents for half a glass. take a long time to make the $5,000 they need for the funeral, but that's when our affiliate woio got involved. they did a story and needless to say, business picked up. more than $1,000 and counting. kraft foods found out about the situation, who are they? they make kool-aid and they may donate, as well. we want to hear about the good stuff that's going on in your world. let us know. tweet us @chriscuomo and @ katebolduan. i don't know the website, i can't give it to you. any of those ways, keep the good stuff going. >> isn't that amazing? we can learn so much from kids. i just don't know why we don't
listen sometimes. >> i'm going out for a glass of kool-aid. >> kraft foods should step up. >> they pay attention to what's going on in the house. he sensed the hurt, mom and dad were having a hard time with money. they understand a lot more than we give them credit for. >> bust through with the check. >> bust through with the big check. >> thank you, nancy. >> i'm going out for kool-aid. >> good. nancy likes it, it has to be good. coming up next on "new day" plans are under way for an independence day sequence. but there's going to be a noticeable difference. can the movie succeed without one of its biggest stars attached? and a meteorologist wasn't happy when a spider made an unexpected on-air cameo. john berman will show you what happened. what happened on the internets. >> nancy grace, fan or foe of spiders? >> foe! yes!
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welcome back to "new day," everyone. time for the top four with, of course, nischelle turner. >> you know i called monday moanday. i have a couple things to moan about but a couple nuggets you can take with you for your day. >> where are you starting? >> a phrase or two no woman wants to hear. like when is the baby due when you're not pregnant. a phrase no actor wants to hear. our number two story, it's will smith's prig tag, if you believe it. the star of the '96 original will not be returning for the sequel. why? because he costs too much. this is what gets me about this because he's too big a name. when do you hear that in hollywood, that someone is too famous? >> i wish that problem on someone. >> too big of a name. >> i love it. interesting, chris cuomo is like, i hear that every day. i'm too big a name. the third story that's popping this morning. i told you earlier, but i'm going to give it to you, again.
kanye west, kim kardashian, are they engaged? rumors have been swirling that kanye gave kim a diamond after the birth of their daughter, north. here's the thing, "people" magazine says they're not engaged yet but it's in their future. >> did i imagine that? >> you dreamt that. >> you dreamt that kim and kanye would get married. >> you do. i know you do. >> that's when you xwoi you're sleep deprived. >> kanye west pops into that dream, wake up, get up, quick. number two story actor jim carey is speaking out to the sequel. he will follow up to the successful 2010 film but came out against the picture on twitter yesterday. he said i did kick a month before sandy hook. now, in all good conscious, i cannot support that level of violence. couple things at play here. some people think it's biting the hand that feeds you. some people say, you know, it's
just him evolving and taking a moral stand. i'm not really sure where i fall on this, but i think it's interesting for someone to come out against their own movie. >> i'll tell you what, i'll take this side. it's good, here's why. it all matters when we're dealing with that issue of violence and what the kids see in movies and what our culture adopts is okay. it's part of the equation. >> all right. i like it, too. i was throwing it out there and i love what you gave me back. >> i dream of him, too. >> go ahead, chris cuomo. all right, let's get it our number one story. it's good stuff. monsteres took it all this weekend. number one at the box office. followed by brad pitt zombie picture "world war z" not too good to come in second place, but it is for brad pitt. made $66 million off this movie biggest movie opening, "mr. & mrs. smith" was his biggest but not now. >> "monsteres u" made $82
million. >> thank you. >> check us out on twitter and facebook or go to the website, cnnnewday.com. overcast with a 70% of spiders. meteorologist freaks out and it's just one of the things john berman learned on the internets. look at her. yes, there really is a ten-pound spider next to you. >> spider larger than your head. i want to make things more secure. [ whirring ] [ dog barks ] i want to treat more dogs. ♪ our business needs more cases. [ male announcer ] where do you want to take your business? i need help selling art. [ male announcer ] from broadband to web hosting to mobile apps, small business solutions from at&t have the security you need to get you there.
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it is that time of the morning. john berman is here to tell us what he learned on the internets today. >> i learned a lot. first of all, i learned there is an alternative universe, where the san antonio spurs won the nba title. look at this video. >> that's what happened in my head. >> so, this is an ad that
actually ran on nbatv over the weekend for official nba championship spurs gear. some kind of mistake or cruel joke on spurs' fans. i feel awful for those fans who will now go out and buy their gear. the internet also loving this next video of an angry monkey. ladies and gentlemen, that was a cop during a routine traffic stop in texas. he reaches into the car to get his signature there and he gets attacked by an angry monkey. trained carnival animal. the cop said he's prepared for all different type of situations. he was not prepared for a monkey. >> he grabbed a pen that he was getting. >> the guy got bitten, but he's okay. finally, finally, from canada, the land of the strange. >> hey, now. i resent that. >> tat was just for you. 1.5 million hits on youtube for this video. this meteorologist delivering
the weather when she looks like he's getting attacked by a spider and she's freaked out. >> seriously spiders that big in vancouver? >> look at this, again. so, the deal is -- the deal is the spider was on, you know, the landscape camera looking over the bay and popped out behind her. i don't know how this weather stuff works. i've never been able to figure it out. i have no idea how the video works, but i assume she knows and i assume she knows -- >> disappear eing into the lens >> she delivers the weather -- >> she's clearly disappearing right there. >> you're from canada and she's from canada and i figure there was some connection. >> like 34 million people in canada. >> you have to own it and now whenever we talk about canada, we have to say you people and then -- what is it with you? you all think you're famous. take that spider video with your morning coffee, that was
gro gross. that's it for "new day" "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> that was gross and i'd be running from that spider, too. thanks, guys. "newsroom" starts now. breaking overnight. snowden flees an america response. three words, give him back. the outrage instant. >> putin always seems almost eager to put a finger in the eye of the united states. >> we're in a very difficult position. >> can america force the nsa leaker back here? also, dumping dean. >> my friend kim and i are fixing up a burger that is over the top. even for me. it's the lady's brunch burger. >> food network and now qvc could be next. >> please, forgive me for the mistakes that i've made. new this morning, an