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revelation on gay rights. good morning, everyone, i'm brianna keilar. >> i'm victor blackwell. 6:00 here on the east coast. welcome to your "new day saturday." a global travel alert is in place. almost two dozen u.s. diplomatic posts are shutting down. >> one senior national official says the terror threat appears to be much worse than it's been for a long time. let's go to cnn's emily schmidt. she's in washington. hi, emily. >> victor and brianna, two separate events happening right now. 21 u.s. embassies and consulates will be closed on saturday. particularly in the middle east and north africa. it's a sign of a threat that state department officials are taking very seriously. >> reporter: nearly one year ago, americans saw what happens
when terrorists attack a u.s. diplomatic compound. in benghazi, four americans died including a u.s. ambassador. officials say they tracked the chatter coming out of yemen for weeks. and then it changed over the past few days. more of it. enough that key members of congress were briefed about the threat. >> obviously, it's serious enough that we're taking concrete steps to make sure that our personnel overseas are safe. >> reporter: the state department has taken the unusual step of issuing a worldwide travel alert to americans abroad. the action is clear. nearly two dozen embassies will close on sunday. and those closings could stretch into the week. officials say the intelligence makes them particularly concerned about the u.s. embassy in yemen over the next few days. multiple sources tell cnn that al qaeda could be in the final stages of planning an attack.
for the past years they've targeted a threat in yemen. the threat has been described as ambiguous, meaning it could target other u.s. or western targets across the region. >> this should be concern for the u.s. in one very important respect. it does not appear that al qaeda broadly defined as a number of groups, somewhat decentralized, it does not appear that this organization is on the wane. >> reporter: this comes comes on the end of ramadan. after that, the obama administration was criticized for not responding to a threat. this time, officials say they're acting out of an abundance of caution. victor and brianna. >> emily, thank you for that. we just learned that another embassy will be shut down tomorrow. this is in basra, iraq, that brings the total number of
closures to 22. coincidence or not, president obama met with yemen's leader at the white house this week. >> the intense focus on terror comes as the anniversary of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya approaches. cnn's national correspondent jim acosta now. >> reporter: officials tell cnn that president obama has been briefed on the matter. earlier this week, the administration was working to get members of congress up to speed on the security matters on wednesday, vice president joe biden heading a briefing for a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the house and the senate. that briefing according to a separate u.s. official covered the whole range of security issues including long-term investments and this is important here, immediate threats. we should also note here at the white house, president obama did have a face-to-face meeting with the president of yemen. all of this happening as there are concerns that the al qaeda
threat may be emanating from that part of the middle east. it is worth noting that the president, after he had that meeting, with the president of yemen, praised the yemeni leader for making progress, he said, in the fight against al qaeda. here's what he had to say. >> because. very effective military reforms that president hadi initiated when he came into this office, what we've seen is al qaeda, in the arabian peninsula or huap moved it back out of territories it was controlling. >> reporter: now during his briefing with reporters on thursday white house press secretary jay carney was asked about an uptick of drone strikes in yemen, here's what carney had to say about that. >> i can tell you that we do cooperate with yemen in the counterterrorism efforts. and it's an important relationship and important cooperation given what we know about aqap, and the danger it
presents to the united states and our allies, as well as to the yemeni people and the people in the regions. >> this is the first known big test for what is now the president's complete security team. u.s. ambassador samantha power was sworn in friday by the vice president. all of this comes as the nation gets closer to the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack in benghazi on september 11th. and days after that attack, the president beefed up posts across the world. these closures, no doubt, are taking the administration's precautions to a new level. >> jim acosta at the white house, thank you. >> we were just talking about so many countries from bangladesh to libya. you've got a lot of people traveling this weekend. you might be worried about the travel alert. >> we've got the information you need to know. cnn's nick valencia is at the biggest airport in the world. hartsfield-jackson. >> reporter: good morning,
victorer this is the busiest airport in the world. it's usually judged by passenger volume. the amount of passengers that come through here. domestically for those traveling this weekend, you won't see any difference. it will be business as usual. the state department tells us even for those changing internationally, you won't see any visible changes in security. we're been here an hour and a half. we haven't noticed anything than a normal day at the airport. airlines say there haven't been any cancellations or changes in schedules. yesterday, we caught up with folks traveling internationally to gauge their reaction to this worldwide travel morning. >> in my experience, they seem to take every precaution they need to. it makes sense, going especially -- it's probably more movement than it actually seems like a clear and present danger. >> i would definitely be a little concerned but i trust the airports are going to do their jobs and protect us. >> i think these advices are
just a good reminder for us to stay aware, no matter where i am in the world. >> there's some mixed reactions there. >> nick valencia there. thank you for that. >> the head of al qaeda apparently is breaking his silence for the second time in this week, in a 14-minute audio message from ahman al zahirry. he accuses of plotting to get rid of the islamist leading president. >> crusaders, the seculars, the americanized army, and some members of muslim parties all agreed to topple muslim's government. >> earlier this week, a fiery al zawahiri said he's prepared to wage war on earning interest. returning to a jobs report,
the recovery hit a speed bump with the latest report. >> employers added 162,000 jobs last month. that's below expectations. the 81 employment rate ticked down. christine romans is here to break it down. >> victor and brianna, we've taken 32 pages of jobs reports and condensed it here. we see unemployment rate, 4 1/2-year low. 7.4%. jobs created, 162,000. not what we've seen for the average for the year but it is enough to help keep inching that jobless rate lower. and the recession, millions of jobs lost, trying to recover those. and this year, want to see more than 200,000 on a consistent basis. this isn't enough to even the unemployment rate. who are the important things. retail job, 46,000 of those. leisure and hospitality, 23,000
of those. manufacturing, only about 6,000 created there. transportation, warehousing, professional and business services these tend to be the jobs that pay a little more. you want to see more job creation in that category. that's critical. and quickly, we talked so much about the sequester and all of the budget cuts and what that means for government jobs the private sector 68ed 161,000. and the public sector did manage to eke out a gain for the month. victor, brianna. >> christine romans in new york. thank you. for so many months, the public sector was cutting so many jobs but good to see up 1,000 >> but the tough job market is especially hard on the minute lennial generation. a new study found a record number of young adults, ages 18 to 31 were living at home with mom and dad last year to save money. 21.6 million of them. that's even more than during the
recession. also keeping junior in his childhood bedroom, declining marriage rates and rising enrollment. alex rodriquez is talking about the lifetime ban or suspension he could face over allegations of performance-enhancing drugs. he opened up after playing a game in new jersey. listen. >> i will say this, there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. and that's not my teammates, and it's not the yankee fans. >> a-rod would not specify who stood to gain from banning him over the p.d. scandal. but he did promise to keep fighting. and appeared confident that he'd return to the majors this monday. and make sure to stick around, more remarks from rodriguez. that's coming up in about 30 minutes. and you know it could be a rainy weekend for some people. not all. but, you know, if you're wondering if rain is going to spoil your weekend plans,
alexandra steele in the cnn weather center to health you know where today's hot spots and wet spots. >> hi. what we're seeing around the country, hot spots in terms of temperatures, that's for sure. good morning, everyone, waking up on this saturday morning. kind of here's the big picture. what we've got, some rain in the southeast. really, it's summer ♪ city. first august weekend in places like atlanta and nashville and dallas and houston will be at 90s even to 100 degrees in texas. but here in the northeast, we've got a front moving through, places like chicago, maybe heading to lollapalooza this weekend, a big difference. much chillier. there's the front. also the threat for severe storms and regeneration of tropical storm dorian. remember, we talked about this a little while ago. 35-mile-per-hour wind. here it is, it will impact florida, but where it will go. i've got the track in the forecast as it moves up the eastern seaboard in just a bit.
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♪ i love this song. thank you, diddy. hey, it's 16 minutes after the hour. live look at centennial park in atlanta. good morning. i'll tell you, this say beautiful city. this is just outside of cnn headquarters in the city of atlanta. looks like godzilla took a biting out of the kansas prayer ray. look at this giant sinkhole that open up in wallace county. of the western part of the state. 200 feet across, 90 feet deep. and it's still growing. we're told these things are common in western kansas. 200 feet?
well, some have been miles wide, actually. >> i'm not standing on the edge in the case of one of those. hundreds have been sickened in more than a dozen states. the fda confirms it was bagged lettuce from a processor in mexico who made diners at two popular chain restaurants sick. but the ceo tells all tests for cyclospora have been negative. cnn's chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta has the latest. >> brianna, we're getting new information on what is caused the illness of at least 400 people in 16 states. as you remember, we've been talking about prepackaged, prewashed lettuce. that was in iowa put we're hearing about produce coming from taylor farms of mexico going to the states of iowa and nebraska. specifically being eaten in two restaurants which are olive garden and red lobster. the fda was actually able to
look at four groups of people, four clusters of people who got sick. and figured out that they had eaten at these restaurants and specifically eaten produce that was infected with this parasite from taylor farms some mexico. brianna, you may have heard of taylor farms before, earlier this year in february, they were part of a recall of baby spinach. that was taylor farms of salinas, california, location. but this is the second time this year taylor farms has been implicated fda says they're monitoring all leafy greens coming in from mexico and conducting an environmental inspection down at the taylor farms in mexico location. as we get more information, we'll bring it to you. >> a restaurant group which owns all of olive garden has releads a statement, iowa authorities says this is not an ongoing outbreak and the product is know longer in the food supply in those states. the health and safety of our guests is our top priority and it's completely safe to eat in
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♪ good morning. new york city, the sun coming up over lady liberty there. as the city wakes up. ♪ let's go around the world now in a matter of hours, the u.s. embassies in the middle east, north africa and southeast asia will start shutting down as the precaution for a possible al qaeda attack. cnn national correspondent arwa damon is at the embassy in
cairo. arwa? >> reporter: beyond this wall is one of the roads that leads to the u.s. embassy in cairo. normally, it would be open here on a sunday. it is is a working day here but it is going to be closed. americans are not take anything chances. this embassy has been attacked by angry mobs. on september 11th of last year, when people were incensed over the release of a film that insulted prophet muhammad. that's the day they saw a coordinated strike on the consulate that left an ambassador and three others dead. the americans do not want to take a chance that could be repeated. >> arwa, thank you for that. let's head to israel where the u.s. embassy son alert there. it is not shutting down throw, vladimir deutsche is in tel aviv. >> reporter: it doesn't affect the tel aviv united states which is right behind me.
they are remaining vigilant. check this out. these tabs on the cars indicate that authority has been through this parking lot to ensure that the cars don't have bombs. they do on a beg basis. look at one behind me here. again, another tab here, meaning that embassy staff is coming through here, checking out this place to make sure there are no bombs in these vehicles, brianna. >> vlad, thank you. our cnn senior correspondent matthew chance is in moscow with an update what is going on there. >> reporter: well, still no sign of nsa leaker edward snowden , but we do know this, he's left the moscow airport and he's in a secret location somewhere here in the russian capital staying we're told with american ex p e expatria
expatriates. he believes that american intelligence officials furious at the russian move are still chasing him down, even here in moscow. brianna. >> matthew chance in moscow. victor, back to you. the accusations are piling up against the san diego mayor bob filner. now a ninth woman claims he sexually harassed her. plus, a pain reliever that you probably have in your medicine cabinet is prompting a serious warn of potentially fatal side effects. it's 6:25 here at cnn headquarters. stay with us as we begin your "new day."
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♪ bottom of the hour now. and welcome back, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> i'm victor blackwell. here are five days you need to know for your "new day saturday." number one, police in arkansas have arrested the mother of an inmate who broke out of a detention center last week. glenda estelle is charged with helping her son derrick estell. he broke out last week. in the getaway car. he was facing charges including aggravated robbery and breaking and entering. number two, nfl star aaron hernandez is declaring his innocence. in a letter to a fan the former
new england patriots tight end said he is not guilty. he wrote when he's exonerated, quote, all the people who turned on me will feel like crap. a ninth woman is accusing bob filner of sexual harassment of. emily gilbert a marilyn monroe impersonator. she said the 70-year-old inappropriately touched her. on monday, he will take a two-week hiatus from what he said. ariel castro has been moved from a cleveland jail to a maximum security prison in graphton, ohio. he'll be kept in isolation at least for now. a judge sentenced castro to life to up to 1,000 years on thursday. a federal grand jury wants to know if the government's largest security background check rushed its review of nsa leaker edward snowdenen. that's according to "the wall
street journal." it reports federal prosecutors and the fbi are look into the firm u.s. investigation services cut corners in clearing snowden for hire. the government wants travelers to keep their eyes and ears open this weekend. an uptick in chatter indicates that al qaeda is up to something. >> in response to the terror threat, the obama administration is shutting two embassies and consulates tomorrow. and it's a really big area. cnn's tom foreman is looking at the region that's covered. >> reporter: victor, brianna, just look at this map, and you can see what the problem is. there's just so much territory to talk about, places like algeria, libya, sudan, not south sudan, even though we've highlighted here. all of this area where maybe an attack may come. how do you guard so much with potential targets? what about a place like yemen? this is a likely target because intelligence chatter has heard it talked about as a potential attack site. there have been u.s. drone strikes. all of that makes it a probable
area to look at. but it doesn't prove that is the target. knack, you can look at other places like afghanistan and say it also has reasons that terrorists might want to strike there. 60,000 u.s. troops, military bases, outposts all over the country. u.s. aid pour flag there, $4.6 billion a year. that could make it attractive. what about wildcard like jordan, up by syria, a much smaller presence. still might make it easier to hit. there's a squadron of f-16 fighter jets there. all sorts of things in all sorts of places. that's what we're talking about. that's why this is so difficult. we don't really know, even in the chatter, what might be hit. that's why we have this generalized warning, not just in these areas, but around the world for americans to be extra vigilant. >> and ba ra, iraq, added to that list. tom foreman, thanks. back to cairo now, the
egyptian capital is on edge. supporters of mohamed morsi tried to storm a compound yesterday. cnn's rez sa sayah is there in cairo. >> reporter: friday in egypt with another day of mass demonstrations. tens of thousands of supporters of the ousted president mohamed morsi back on the streets in cairo. their demands remain the same. they reject the current military-backed interim government. they want the former president reinstated again. the demonstrations are mostly peaceful. there were ka clashes between police in a neighborhood west of cairo. in the meantime, washington pushes the sides in the conflict to stitt down and meet on it in agreement. brianna. >> reza, thank you. back to the u.s. where the fda has just issued a new warning about the potentially fatal effect of a very common pain
reliever. >> the agency says the potential dangers of acetaminophen still outweigh the risks. renee marsh has it. >> there's a good chance you have it in your medicine cabinet, it's a common ingredient in pain relievers. the fda is warning the ingredient causes pair and potentially fatal skin rashes. from 1969 to 2012, 107 cases, 67 resulted in hospitalization. 12 people died. now, the two most serious forms of the skin reaction linked to the medication are stevens-johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis. flu-like symptoms and blistering to the skin.
implications can cause blindless, as well as damage to internal organs. now, a third variation of the rash is less severe, and it resolves itself within two weeks of stopping the medication. the fda is now requiring warning labels on all medications containing acetaminophen. the fda is also saying, look, is this very rare. they still believe that the benefits of this medication far outweighs the rick. brianna, victor. >> renee marsh. thank you for that. scary, though, even though they say go ahead and take it. >> because so many people have that in the medicine cabinet. that's one of the basic stuff. the first full week of august, here's the question -- will it start out with rain like rain in july? let's bring in meteorologist alexandra steele in the cnn weather center. what are we looking for here? >> it was incredibly wet if july for a lot of the country, from the southeast to the northeast. first full weekend in august, as
you said, victor, and we've got more rain. but it's spotty. what we've got here is this kind of rain train. waking up, good morning, cincinnati. pittsburgh, rain for you. unfortunately, it's really going to stick around because the rain is training over the same area. i-70, i-80, new york as well. a different scenario here from springfield towards wichita. from kansas to missouri, we've got more thunderstorms developing. here's where we see the potential for severe weather. an isolated tornado, more winds and hail, and the potential of four to six inches of rain. that's the weekend as an aggregate. high temperatures in the deep south, finally, it's summer in the south. unfortunately here, all of texas, 100-plus degree temperatures. 97 is the average. but not only today, tomorrow and monday, but straight through friday in dallas. temperatures will stay at about 103. so ridge of high pressure in
texas, not moving. a pretty sultry weekend in l.a. humidity will be high, temperatures will be warm. finding shooing the rain for sunshine. what we've got in the midwest, cold front moving behind it. temperatures below average in the upper midwest. chicago, 80 today. down to 70 on monday. should be in the low 80s. boston below average. new york as well. a lot of that because of the clouds and showers around. high temperatures here again, minneapolis as well, temperatures there below average. pretty nice. the farther north you go, the better off the weather will be. also, we're going to talk about dorian. not a tropical storm. it has regenerated. will bring rain to florida, we'll talk about its path coming up and who will be impacted along the eastern seaboard. that's coming up. have you heard of that lifetime ban or big time suspension that alex rodriguez may be facing from major league baseball? the controversial slugger said in spite of it all, he will be
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♪ will controversial slugger alex rodriquez be back with the yankees on monday? >> despite reports, he's facing suspension or ban from the game of baseball for allegedly taking performance-enhancing drugs. the injured star is confident he will be back with his team on monday. >> check out what he had to say after playing in a minor league
rehabilitation game last night. >> do you believe you'll be with the yankees come monday? >> absolutely. >> do you believe your team feels the same way? >> who's the team? >> your team, the yankees. >> i hope so. i love being a yankee. i love my teammates. i have a lot of brothers in that clubhouse. we won a world championship. the plan is to win another one. i'm excited to go back there and compete and keep fighting. i had a great time playing tonight. i felt good. my work was here before the game and my body's beginning to react the right way. i think the farther away i get from the surgery the more productive i'll be. i think i'll be better in six months, i'll be better in 12 months but i do like the way the ball is coming off my back. off my throwing arm. as far as the legal stuff, to me, it's confusing, the one thing i've gotten from so many people, so many fans, some steam mates, they're like, what is going on? i think there's a lot of people confused. a lot of people don't understand the process. there's a lot of layers. i will say this, there's more
than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. and it's not my teammates and it's not the yankee fans. i think we all agree we want to get rid of peds. that's a must. i think all the players feel that way. but when all the stuff is going on in the background, and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff. i think that's concerning for me. it's concerning for present, i think it should be concerning for future players as well. >> that was the talk in new york, actually all of last week. and people are wondering, is he going to negotiate? is he going to wait for the sentence, whatever it is and then appeal? we'll see what happens here. >> and he's being so cryptic. what is he talking about? >> yeah, this other party. >> that may benefit. let's talk about golf. tiger woods came close to making history last night. >> this was after playing one of his greatest rounds of golf ever. and jeff is here with the "bleacher report."
hi, jeff. >> don't let anyone tell you tiger doesn't have it anymore. you look at the majors, sure, he hasn't won one of those in years. if you focus just on that, you'll see how well he's playing overall. it looked like he would shoot the magical 59. it's only been done four times in pro golf. tiger needed two birdies on the final four holes. he did not get it. ended up with a 61. he was asked afterward, if he was disappointed. >> at this point, absolutely not. a 61's pretty good. [ laughter ] i'm not bummed. >> that matches his best round ever, by the way. riley cooper is taking time away from the eagles after his racial slur at a recent concert surfaced. the wide receiver has released a new statement saying the last few days have been incredibly difficult and acknowledging what he did was inexcusable. he'll be meeting with counselors
and says he'll make it right. eagles coach chip kelly said cooper will be able to return to the team. but kelly says, this san important lesson for all the players. >> i think we all should watch what we say, whether it's a racist comment or sexual comment or sexual orientation comment. your words have impact. when you say them, people listen, and it can hurt people. this is great baseball, the angels j.b. shuck running out in left field corner. leaps into the crowd. he's gone, he disappeared. they found him, he found the baseball in his mitt. it's a catch. teammates love it. watch as he dives in. he actually landed on hard concrete. i guess if you make a catch like that, you don't feel it for a while. you bask in the glory of one of the best catches of the season. the angels would win the game by two runs, guy. >> if that happened at every baseball game, i'd go to them. >> are you saying you don't go?
>> i certainly don't go. i wait for that seventh inning stretch, i stretch and i sit back down. >> if that happened, i'd be there. >> i wanted him to pop out with like a beer, right ask >> that would have been a more impressive move. get a sip, hand it back. >> tell us that last name he has branded like aw shucks or something like that? >> well suggest nicknames. now raven simone has big news. it may come as a big surprise for some people. we've got the tweet that has everybody talking. plus, tim gunn making it work. >> yes, the fashion mentor tells me about his passion for the arts and how it helped him become the man he is today. a quarter million tweeters musicare tweeting.eamed. and 900 million dollars are changing hands online. that's why the internet needs a new kind of server.
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most of us remember raven-symone as olivia, the youngest member of the cosby family. but she's all grown up and she has -- there she is. she has big news. she suggests, she doesn't say it explicitly, but she suggests that she's gay in a tweet sent last night. here's the tweet "i can finally get married, yea, government, so proud of you." >> the government that she may be talking about belong to minnesota and rhode island. both of those states began granting same-sex marriages this week. hundreds of people turned out for midnight ceremonies in both states. in minneapolis, the judge married 42 couples on the steps of city hall at midnight on
thursday. most people recognize tim gunn from his emmy-nominated role on the hit reality show "project runway." but his commitment to the arts is really personal, it helped him live his truth as a gay man in an age when it was not always popular. i spoke to gunn about the evolution of being gay in america. >> tim gunn, he's the impeccably dressed and mentor on lifetime's "project runway." there's that trade line of advice. >> make it work. make it work. as a nation, we have a respond to each other, and to say it's not correct to take away people's rights. >> so when the decisions were made on prop 8, your reaction was? >> oh, i was thrilled about it.
i suppose that had the supreme court come down stronger and more forcefully, that will would have been a lot of backlash. what i'm demonstrating is a little bit of impatience. i'd like this to move forward a little quicker. >> you've seen how the country has changed in its views of equal rights. describe for me the change over your live time? >> as a teen, i didn't know what i was sexually, but i knew what i wasn't. i knew i was not a heterosexual man. but when it came to gay role models, they have paul lind on "bewitched." we have the prancing decorators on "the doris day" movies. it was so limiting and things that people laughed at. >> he shared his message on the trevor project "it gets better" campaign.
>> as a 17-year-old youth who was in quite a bit of despair, i attempted to kill myself. and i'm very happy today that that attempt was unsuccessful. it will get better. i promise. >> tell me about 17-year-old tim. >> desperately unhappy. it was just painful. and i didn't see hope. i didn't see a future for me. certainly nothing appealing. and there was a very serious intervention, and i was hospitalized for a long time. i resisted at every single bit of help people were giving me. >> when were you convinced that it was okay to live your truth? >> it was during my experience as an art student. when you study art and design, it is -- if you're doing it well, you're delving into the depths of who you are. and that can be very painful.
but it's alsorelevantory. it led to teaching because i do love it so much, and a few things get me as exhilarated than seeing a young person have a kind of epiphany about who who they are. >> one of the more amazing interviews i've had. >> that is an amazing interview. he's so eemotional. >> after the interview, we actually did some shopping and he put this together for me. >> ooh. >> i saw this green and pink paisley tie, i said, tim, do something with this. he picked the shirt and filled it with gray. >> why did you say gray?
>> i don't know, when tim says gray, you wear gray. we have more in the interview with tim gunn. including why he made a surprising personal choice for the last three decades. we'll talk about that. >> you got to give us a hint on this. >> it has to be with being heavily single, as he says he is. >> you'll want to stay tuned, people. that's all i'm going to say. you're going go, say what? >> actually 31 years. >> all right. >> single. think -- ruminate on that. >> yes. american embassies and consulates across the arab world getting ready to shut their doors. this is a new threat from al qaeda. we're going to talk about how it's impacting american travelers. we have a live report at the top of the hour. your home and autoundle insurance together. i'll just press this, and you'll save on both. ding! ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, llllet's get ready to bundlllllle... [ holding final syllable ]
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all right. a minute before the top of the hour. here's something everyone can relate to. you know, sometimes, i just don't feel like going home to cook. so you get the takeout. >> maybe, thai food. >> or maybe calamari as i had last night. this is security camera video from the edelweiss restaurant in colorado springs. this bear says, you know what, i know there's some stuff in here. i'm just not going through the dumpster. i'm going to take this dumpster with me. there's schnitzel there, there's another german food there, i can't think of other german food. eventually, the bear went back and stole another dumpster. >> hey, it worked. >> and you eat well. delicious, schnitzel. wonderful, schnitzel. dumpster schnitzel. >> i've had better, though. listen, you take what you can
get sometimes. >> right. thank you for starting your morning with us. >> we've got much more ahead on the next hour of "new day saturday" starts right now. 21 embassies and consulates is a lot. this is really sending a message that we're under serious threat. >> americans be on alert. that is the warning from the u.s. government, as it plans a massive embassy shutdown and issues a worldwide travel alert. if you hate pop-ups, you will loathe this. facebook may have a new ad plan for your news feed. find out what they are charging for this. do you really like movies? i don't know, maybe it's not my thing anymore. >> and most critics agree, frsh out of rehab, and back on the screen, lindsay lohan's new movie isn't getting rave reviews.
good morning, everyone. i'm brianna keilar. >> oh, lindsay. >> i'm victor blackwell. 7:00 here at cnn headquarters. this "new day saturday." we're starting on a serious note. the reminder that al qaeda is still throughout and still a threat. >> that's right, the u.s. is worried that al qaeda could strike again. prompting it to close almost two dozen embassies and consulates. late details from cnn's emily schmidt in washington. emily, what led the obama administration to pull the trigger on these embassy closings? >> victor and brianna, it came as a result of a big uptick in chatter. officials have been tracking this chatter for weeks, maybe the last few months, but in the past few days they say that chatter increased. they really believe the yemeni-based al qaeda in the arabian peninsula could be on attack. they're concerned about the next few days. ramadan is entering its final
day. the embassy closing is officially scheduled for sunday, but we're told it could be extended. it includes western and u.s. targets and that worldwide travel alert which was issued separately and certainly in conjunction with this extends through august 31st. >> emily, we've got a map that we want to put up to show you and our viewers. if you would, just talk about just how much of an area this covers. a lot of ground covered here. >> yeah, you take a look at that. i mean, you're talking about nearly two dozen embassies and consulates. a huge area. all of that in yellow. but if you look closely, you see yemen almost right in the middle. one official says that threat really appears to be centered right there, coming from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. the threat is considered credible, officials say are taking it very seriously. but here's the problem, it's not official proof of what could be planned. cover those two embassies and consulates, really concerned about u.s. personnel all across
the region. also important to note, most of those embassies and consulates typically closed on friday and today. they would normally be open tomorrow. it would prevent people standing in long visa lines outside as targets, something that could put more people at risk. >> emily, the anniversary of benghazi coming up next month, talk about how that's feeding the caution in what you see in how the administration is handling this. >> you think about that deadly attack in benghazi, almost a year ago, september 11th, 2012. that, of course, was when we saw the deadly effects of the an attack on the u.s. there were four americans killed there, including u.s. aem bass dror christopher stevens. and after that the obama administration was criticized for not taking the threats seriously enough when it happened. officials say this time, they're acting out what they call an abun kansas dance of reaction. what's the reaction on this,
representative king a republican from new york said yesterday when you look at the reaction, to have this many embassies being closed, he said it shows how seriously the government's taking this threat. in his words, the government right now, doing exactly the right thing. victor and brianna. >> that's important because he is the chairman of that committee. so certainly, the add obama administration will feel comfortable with the fact that he's giving it some >> you can't say too much, but this is appropriate. now, if you're traveling anytime in the next four weeks, you have to be on alert. that's just the deal. there's a worldwide travel warning in place from the u.s. state department. >> it says americans traveling abroad need to be cautious. cnn's nick valencia, he's at the busiest airport in the world. that's atlanta's hartsfield-jackson. are you talking to the travelers there, and if so, what do they think about this, nick? >> reporter: yeah, we had time to talk to some travelers yesterday. i'll get to that in just a moment. it's important to note, victor,
domestically, is this not much of a change. it's business as usual. even for the travelers going abroad, traveling internationally, the state department said they won't see a visible change in security as a result of this travel warning. in fact, we've spoken to airlines as well. no cancellations, no changes in flight schedules. but getting back to those passengers that we caught up with yesterday, there are some more worried than others. >> for the state department to go ahead and have the embassy close the embassy on sunday, i mean, it's worry "saturday morning." and i don't think america joke with security. when they say something, they mean it. so i'm worried, if what they have scheduled happens, incident lives are lost. >> reporter: so that traveler is worried. others are taking this big warning less seriously. the state department, they do recommend things for those traveling internationally. the first and foremost, tell the
u.s. embassy, let them know that you're going to be in the country. the second is to register for the smart traveler enrollment program. i registered yesterday just to take a look at the process of signing up. you put in your passport information. your emergency contact information. it helps the state department keep track of you and sends alerts to your phone. and the final one, the state department is putting updates, regular updates, on its website. there are also other airline industry groups, trade groups. airlines for america. www.airlines.org. they're also monitoring the security situation and the travel alert. they'll be posting updates as well. victor and brianna. >> nick, thank you for that. i never actually registered my travel with an embassy. in this case, it might be something that i consider doing. >> i went through that process yesterday. not too difficult. the travel alerts come as the head of al qaeda is
apparently breaking his silence for the second time this week. in a newly released audio message, ayman al zawahiri is reportedly accused of plotting to get rid of an islamist-leaning president. earlier this week, he called for taxi on american interests. now, we could hear from nsa leaker edward snowdenen soon. he's expected to speak publicly. and he's got a new place to call home in moscow. he's also got a job offer. let's go to our senior international correspondent matthew chance in moscow. matthew, any word on when we may hear snowden speak? >> no, i mean, it's just a lot of speculation in russia at the moment about when we might see edward snowdenen. when we might learn where he's living at the moment. when he might give an interview or news conference to the media that have come to moscow to try to monitor the situation and get
some word from him. it's his second full day in relative freedom, after having left his captivity in moscow's airport. he left there with members of his entourage as well, 36 hours ago. and he's gone to a secret location. part of the reason for that, solely the reason for that, according to his lawyer, he's deeply concerned about his own personal security, even though he's in the russian capital. relatively safe here from u.s. intelligence services. he says he still believes that the u.s. intelligence officials are chasing him. and that's why he's in a secret location. and that's why we haven't heard anything from him since he left that moscow airport, brianna. >> okay. so we don't know where he is. but he has a job offer. tell us about that, matthew. >> yeah, he does have a job offer. he's got the option of staying in russia for up to a year, in the terms of his political asylum that has been granted by moscow. and one internet kind of mogul
in this country runs the russian equivalent of facebook. he's come out and said, look, i'll be very happy to give edward snowden a job, he can locate to my st. petersburg office. but offers coming in, offers of jobs, offers of marriage, either from the ex-expelled russian spy anna chapman. he's got decisions to make if he's going to stay long term. >> matthew chance for us in moscow. thank you. the company that did the last security background check on snowden for the u.s. government is under investigation. that's according to "the wall street journal." the paper says federal prosecutors and the fbi are looking into allegations that the virginia-based u.s. investigations services firm
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will rain spoil the weekend plans. maybe it's going to help if you want to stay in bed all weekend. where are we going here? >> it's just -- is this about your tim gunn interview. i feel like maybe that's what you're alluding to? >> no, no. >> stay tuned to that. let's bring in meteorologist alexandra steele in the cnn -- we do mean something by that. she's in the weather center. alexandra, sorry for that. >> if you want to stay home and have an on-demand weekend, right? we've all had those. there are a few places. here's kind of of the big picture for today. there's this cold front, along it, it's doing different things. kind of along the western portions of it, through colorado and kansas, there is a threat for severe weather. an isolated tornado. it's more like strong winds and hail today. along through the ohio valley, it's a rain train, and ahead to the northeast, ahead of it on the eastern seaboard, it's hot and humid on the back side. north the front, in the upper midwest, places like chicago,
much cooler than average. lollapalooza, you see temperatures in the upper 70s. here's a look, south of that, here's the rain train, cincy, really long, i-80 through new york city, clouds and showers, that's what we're going to see. and it's really not going anywhere. that front's kind of stalling out and staying there for the day. again, here where we're seeing kind of the active weather. nebraska, a severe thunderstorm watch there. also here, from kansas city southward, southwest of st. louis. that's where we'll see potentially 4 to 6 inches of rain. this rain coming down in earnest. again, a different type of rain, and that stratiform rain. in earnest, coming down. temperatures below average, pittsburgh, new york, as well, boston. south of that, though, it's the first full weekend of august.
hey look at this. dallas. dallas, all that rain kind of moving up and above texas. so high pressure dominating texas. temperatures staying there. in the 100s straight through friday, guys. atlanta, sunny steamy, sultry weekend in the southeast. temperatures above average and not a lot of rain. >> great hair days for sure. hundreds have been sickened in more than a dozen states. now the fda confirms it was bagged lettuce from a processor in mexico that made diners at two chain restaurants sick. >> but the ceo of taylor farms tells cnn that all tests for cyclospora at his company's mexico plant have been negative. meantime, red lobster and olive garden says the tainted food is no longer in its supply. sanjay gupta has this report. >> brianna, we're getting information on what has caused the illness for 400 people in 16 states. as you remember, we're talking add prepackaged, prewashed
lettuce. that was a concern in iowa. but we're now hearing specifically and directly from the fda about produce from taylor farms in mexico going to the states of iowa and nebraska, specifically being eaten in two restaurants which are olive garden and red lobster. the fda was actually able to look at four clusters of groups of people who had gotten sick. and figured out that they had eaten at these restaurants. specifically eats produce infecked with this parasite from taylor farms of mexico. one thing i want to mention, you may have heard of taylor farms earlier this year, in february, they were part of a industrywide recall of baby spin niche. this is the second time this year taylor farms has been implemented. the fda says they're monitoring all leafy greens coming in from mexico and conducting an inspection at the taylor farms in mexico.
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"big brother," you're out of lock. time warner cable is pulling the plug on cbs in three major markets and 3 million customers are in the dark. the pair failed to resolve a dispute for the deadline they had set for yesterday's overtransmission fees. so more tox about scheduled. there's still hope that a deal would be worked out. now, on wall street, investors shrugged a disappointing jobs report. the dow jones added 30 points on friday, helping it to close in the green for the week. employers added 162,000 jobs in july. and the unemployment rate ticked down two dodges to 7.4%. dpaib may begin placing 15-second video ads in your news feed. the social media giant has not made it official, but britons "the guardian" newspaper reports it could be similar to tv ads and could cost advertisers as much as $2.5 million apiece.
this deal would capitalize on facebook's huge user base and pad its bottom line. got to think about how much those super bowl commercials cost for 30 seconds. a facebook add is going to go to $2.5 million for a few seconds? amazing. you've got the oprah winfrey network turning a profit, victor, sooner than expected. >> because it was rough those first couple of years. >> that's right, discovery which puts so much money into it, co-owns it, thought by the end of 2011 when it launched, they thought, okay, it's going to be doing all right. sort of revised that hoping it's the end of this year, it turns out halfway through this year. >> viewers are finally tuning in, oprah said if he had to write a book about starting a network it would be called "101 mistakes. "the lance armstrong interview,
whitney houston's death. and her friend tyler perry came through with two big hits. "the haves and have nots." that was the biggest debut for the network since the launch. >> she's still behind tlc and oxygen for the viewers but ticking up. starbucks is ditching at&t in favor of google. it's a major coup for the search giant as they make a foot hold as a wi-fi providers. >> you've got 7,000 stores all across the u.s. google, of course, what they're doing is putting in wi-fi that is faster. starbucks loves that. >> here's the other thing. for the customer, it's free. it costs nothing. that's a good thing for. you google says the internet will be ten times faster. nothing better than sitting there with this cold cup of tea or coffee. you don't drink coffee? >> i do when i'm desperate like this morning. it's an early morning. so you might pay in lattes, thoughs right? >> yes, because you're sitting
there waiting for it to load up. faster internet means more texting which means your thumbs need to be up to the challenge, people, we present these -- thumb bells. >> these are supposed to be dumbbells for your thumbs. these are the real dumbbells. this is the dumpest thing i've ever heard in my life. >> come on. you need to work out your thumbs? >> you haven't had an injury? >> no. >> i have totally been injured during like covering health care reform. i was on capitol hill. and the worst was, i hurt myself. and had no choice. i had to keep going. >> brianna said she was hurt during health care reform. >> i would totally work that out. >> now, she had to train her thumbs for texting. all right. we'll be right back. la's known definitely for its traffic,
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government officials say a suicide bomber killed nine children. 23 people were injured. a government spokesman says three attackers opened fire near the indian consulate in jalalabad. one of them detonated a bomb. one of the women kidnapped by ariel castro returned to the house where he was held captive for 11 years. michelle knight stood outside the nome cleveland, then she chatted with a neighbor. that neighbor told cnn about the visit. a woman said she'd told knight she'd seen her in the house, but thought the woman small in stature was a child. a-rod says he'll be back with the yankees this monday, despite reports of a lifetime ban or suspension from the game of baseball, looming over alex rodriquez's head stemming from alleged steroid use. the controversial slugger seemed pretty confident in the press conference last night that he will suit up in pinstripes in
the season. raven-symone has everybody talking with a tweet she sent. most people remember her as olivia on "the cosby show." here's the tweet "i can finally get married, yea, government, so proud of you." when asked to classify, raven-symone's publicist commented that raven sports marriage equality. with embassies set to close, sources tell cnn that al qaeda is in the process of planning a terrorist attack. other places targeted britain and germany. the area seems to be yemen. in fact, the uk is telling all citizens not to travel to yemen and leave yemen as soon as possible. joining us on the phone from santa fe, new mexico, cyst over to hill, the former ambassador to iraq. christopher, when we hear what's going on and the closures that are happening, it makes you wonder if this is preparation for another benghazi-like
attack. is that what you think is going on? >> well, i think the issue is, they have some pretty firm intelligence of a possible attack. the problem is, they don't know where. they don't know whether it might be multiple, you know, going back to the kenyan and tanzania attacks some 15 years ago. they're not sure. so, i think, while they're looking for more information, they're saying, okay, you've had -- the embassies are all closed this weekend, which in the arab world is friday and saturday, keep them closed, until we get some more information about this. so, obviously, it's something they're taking extremely seriously. it's not just as they said, chatter. it's in fact that they have what they believe to be some real planning going on. >> now, ambassador, when you look at the map of the affected areas, you're talking about from southeast asia all the way to western africa. this is a huge swath of land that is affected. when was the last time, if ever, that you've seen something like
this? >> well, there have been incident where is they've closed down a number of embassies in the middle east. because the information is not specific enough to say that embassy x would be closed as opposed to other embassies. but i think this -- closing all of these embassies in the middle east to north africa is in fact unprecedented. at least, i didn't see this in -- during my career. >> and, certainly, it seems, that the concentration here on sunday is because of this is a very holy moment, when you're looking at the muslim calendar. why -- >> yes. >> -- in your experience would terrorists seek to coincide with a day like this? >> well, again, i think that is is a case where they have some information, and they're thinking, well, perhaps, this is the end -- this is ramadan ending in about a week, now, i must emphasize, that terrorist attacks seem to be happening all through
so i'm not sure that's really the crucial factor in this. but with the end of ramadan, certainly, we have this, when i was serving in iraq, there was an upswing of terrorism. so i think they're focusing on that. but i think the real problem is to try to figure out where this attack, or attacks, are being planned. >> do you think americans at home should worry? obviously, americans who are traveling, maybe, following through on certain precautions, they may not normally, registering with the u.s. embassy, for instance? what about folks at home, should they be concerned? >> well, i think the issue really is overseas embassies. i think the information is clear enough that it's overseas american interests. they did put out some travel warnings. and i think they've been also in contact with private business. but i think these are the concerns on overseas american embassies in the broader middle
east. so i don't think this is an issue for people back in the u.s. certainly not based on the information that we're aware of. >> christopher hill, very important story. so thank you so much for getting up early and talking to us. we really appreciate it. >> no problem. >> we'll continue our conversations about this throughout the morning. but also big news, for fans of the 3d blockbuster "avatar." three, not one, not, two, three sequels are in development. and she's back -- >> yeah, fresh out of rehab, and critics are already tearing apart lindsay lohan's newest film. you want to her do well -- na -- maybe not all of it. next on "new day." vietnam in 1972. [ all ] fort benning, georgia in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection
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and the oscar host job goes to -- ellen degeneres. the daytime talk show host has been officially tapped to be the master of ceremonies at next year's award show. degeneres hosted 2007 and snagged an emmy nod for work on that show. >> that should be fun, i think. let's get to other entertainment news. real trouble for "real housewives" stars. >> any day -- [ bleep ] >> hey! [ bleep ] >> ahh! >> she will never live down flipping that available. >> no, teresa, you remember her
infamous flipout on "the real housewives of new jersey" now teresa and her joe have bigger problems to deal with now that they've been charged with conspiracy to defraud lenders and illegal obtain mortgages. >> this is serious. mail and wire fraud. making false statements on loan applications. christen clingster is the co-host of the show here in atlanta. she's saying i had money when she didn't. she had money when she said she actually did? >> it's hard to follow. it's very confusing. the typical teresa and joe giudice. i feel in certain episodes of "real housewives" i see this more in new jersey. you try to live beyond your means. this time, they've got themselves in a world of hurt. much bigger problems than just flipping a table. >> do you think the show is
going to stick around, though? >> whenever i watch "real housewives" i know they love the drama. it's the screaming matches, the fight, to me, i don't see how they can cancel that. >> this is good for the franchise, but bad for the couple? >> yeah. all the divorces that have happened throughout the years on all the "real housewives." i think this is something that andy cohen of bravo is just going to keep following. >> going to love. all right. let's talk about movies. >> yes. >> three sequels to "avatar." i'm probably one of the few in the world who has not seen the first one >> it's pretty good. >> haven't been -- >> no, i haven't. because i didn't see it in 3d. i thought that was the whole point. i missed it so it's over now. >> james cameron's motto, go big or go home. that's just how he's going to do it. "avatar" is going to have their own section, disney world and animal kingdom, all of this is going to roll out pretty much at
the same time with the sequels. james cameron knows movies. >> we don't know anything about the plot and how it continues, right? >> this is all james cameron. he said there's enough material there for three sequels. that's a lot of movie time there. >> i hope they don't jump the shark on it. that's a lot. >> you know with "back to the future" once that one came out, it was over. i loved that first one. >> that's the problem with sequels, you want it to be as good as the first. that's the probably you get into. everybody's got high expectations for the next three movies. simon cowell is the next topic. >> how can you not talk about simon cowell right now? >> this is pretty scandalous. >> it's very scandalous. doesn't it seem like he's in a lifetime movie right now. >> what's alleged here, he has a real good friend getting divorced from his wife, alleging that she cheated on him with
simon cowell and is now pregnant with simon cowell's baby. >> he actually put in the divorce papers that simon cowell is the co-respondent. which means simon cowell would have to testify in the divorce proceedings. the pictures you see, looking back, hindsight is 20/20, i'm sure andrew is looking back at pictures with viacation with hi wife. >> this is serious stuff in new york. >> to be that closely involved that he may have to go on the stand during the divorce proceedings -- i want to get to lindsay lohan. let's talk about her. she's out of rehab and back on the screen for this movie "the canyons." let's watch a little. >> i don't know. maybe it's just not my thing anymore.
♪ >> now, you see it's affiliated with great movies. "american psycho." "taxi drive." but the critics are killing this. it's a budget thriller. "the new york times" calls disspiriting unpleasurable work with splashes of vulgarity. this is another, a lame, one-dimensional and ultimately dreary look at peripheral hollywood types not worth anyone's time on screen or real life. >> they took it easy with that one. what people have to remember, they imagine the lindsay now, that just got out of rehab that's getting her life. but the lindsay who did this movie back in january was a very different lindsay. she was going through a lot of
trouble. you're not going to get the performance you're looking for. she's the star power for this, so she's the one that's going to take the heat for the movie being this bad. >> didn't she nearly get fired off the film? >> always late, chain smoking. everything she was going through back earlier this year. she's had 90 days of rehab right now. she's out. she's looking better. i'm the biggest fan of a comeback. i'm hoping. we know she's talented. we've seen "the parent trap." we know the girl has talent. >> you know she's got this interview coming with oprah. we talked about own. and this reality show coming back from rehab. hopefully, it works out for lindsay. >> it only takes one good script to get you back out there. kristin, thank you so much. >> thank you. coming up on "new day," it is time for the good stuff. a puppy born with a debilitating syndrome. walking for the first time
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this asian elephant calf went without a name for a couple weeks, and bell was the winning choice in the naming baby contest. and her 40-year-old mom was pregnant for 22 months, and i think being pregnant for 22 months, there is a trade off, and no thank you. >> she is enjoying this pool. >> yeah, that's a cute, cute baby. >> and from the mouths of dads, check out the reaction from this -month-old when dad sings the nationwide jingle. >> ♪ ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> he's a fan of state farm. oh, not a fan.
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is causing controversy. he will be sworn in tomorrow, and yesterday he said israel is a wound on the world that needed to be removed. now they are insisting he was misquoted. and supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi said they will not stop protesting until he is back in power. egypt is bracing for more protesting today. a wild brawl broke out on the floor of taiwan's parliament. check this out. lawmakers throwing hey makers, and wrestling on the ground and pouring water on each other. totally out of control. this happened during a debate after a proposal to finish building a nuclear plant, and the building is expected to pass
easily, and i wonder what they do when the bill is not expected to pass easily? >> yeah. >> and you are looking at the brand-new birth certificate of prince george. he was born on july 22nd has officially been registered. >> they had to put up what do you do, what is your occupation? it's like, prince. not bad. >> and you those people that use two parking spaces to keep their car from getting scratched up, the most annoying people in the world. >> let's talk about this scratched car. >> co-workers decided to teach the owner of this jaguar a lesson, and they parked the truck next to the jaguar. took him five minutes to get in. and he climbed through the passenger side window, and the jaguar parks out in the far
corner of the lot to avoid the wrath of the co-workers. >> they get so close. how am i supposed to get out? we have much more ahead on "new day saturday," which starts right now. 21 embassies and consulates is a lot. >> planning a massive embassy shutdown and issue a world-wide travel alert. our presence in russia will do nothing but help fight this law. >> a new law targeting gays in russia sparks confusion and fear as that country prepares to host the winter olympics. now american athletes are taking a stand. politicians say what? this week congressman charles
wrangle compares republicans to -- well, you'll see. good morning to you. >> it's 8:00 here at cnn headquarters in atlanta. this is "new day saturday." it's so serious the administration is shutting almost two dozen embassies and consulates tomorrow. let's bring in emily. what prompted such a sweeping action? so many of the experts we have spoken with said they have not seen anything like this in decade even if they have seen it in their career at all. >> a lot of officials are saying unprecedented and it comes about as a result of this, officials have been following chatter, and then the rate of the chatter increased enough to the point that they believed yemen based al qaeda could be in the final
stages of planning an unspecified attack and they are concerned about the next few days, and ramadan will be entering its final days, and the embassy closing specifically for sunday and we are told that could be extended. we know it's a highly unusual step, and peter king is a member of the intelligence house committee, and he thinks when it comes to the threat, government is doing exactly the right thing. let's listen to how he explains it that way. >> i have been getting briefed over the last seven or eight years at least, and heavily before then, and this is the most specific i have seen. >> the most specific he has seen. that is why we are seeing these 22 embassies and consulates set to close tomorrow. >> taking a look at the map, these are embassies that cover so much ground. >> it's a field of yellow when you look at it, and that's very intentional.
one says the threat though appears to be centered in yemen, they say the threat is credible and they are taking it seriously, but they don't have total clarity of what is planned. kwrps t that's why the alert is covering that entire area, and it includes western and u.s. targets. >> and it phaeubgmakes you wond especially with the benghazi anniversary, and the obama administration are looking back about the ambassadors killed. >> yeah, and is it a threat of its own or remembering what happened in benghazi, the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound there and after the obama administration criticized for not responding strongly enough to the threat and this time they are acting out of what they are calling an abundance of
caution, and this is very strong and visual and we will see it when the embassies close tomorrow. >> thank you. the al qaeda threat prompted the state department to issue a global travel alert. >> americans traveling abroad need to be caution. and nick valencia, what are you hearing from the travelers there about the concerns about this mass closer across africa and across asia as well? >> reporter: hey, victor, good morning. we just took a tour inside one of the busiest airports in the world, and whether you want to believe it or not, there are some passengers that they didn't -- they were not even aware of the travel warning. as far as the security lines, it's business as usual in there. there is no long waits. ten minute to get through the tsa check points, and that's
what we were hearing from the state department, there would be no visible changes. yesterday we caught up with passengers and they had mixed reactions about this warning. >> in my experience and they seem to take every precaution they need to, and it makes more sense and probably a more political move than anything than an actual clear and present danger. >> i would be a little concern and i trust that the airports are going to do their jobs and protect us. >> it's a good reminder to stay aware no matter where i am in the world. >> and we spoke with airlines, and they say there is no change or cancelations, but for those who are concerned about traveling this weekend because of the warning the state department gives you a step by step guide of what you need to do to be prepared to travel, and first is register with the u.s. embassy in the country you are going to be there, and let them
know how long you are going to be there, and register for the smart travel, s.t.e.p., and it's just so the state department can better assist you during the crisis or emergency, and the state department is urging people to checkup on the website to make sure they have the latest information and there are other websites you can go to, airlinesforamerica, and they are monitoring the security situation, and all the way from africa to india, a lot of places affected by the travel warning. >> thank you so much for that. >> these travel alerts come as the head of al qaeda apparently is calling for attacks on american interest. there is a new audio message. he reportedly accuses the u.s. of plotting with egypt's military to overthrow mohamed
morsi to get rid of an islamic-leaning president. >> back here at home, alex rodriguez hopes to be back with the yankees on monday. that's what he said, and that's despite reports of a possible lifetime ban or suspension looming over his head from his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. he sounded confident that he will suit up in pinstripes again this season, and joe carter is live with the latest on that. do you think it's going to happen, joe? >> reporter: brianna, that has been the million-dollar question for the last few weeks, and we saw him play in a baseball game, in a live action baseball game, and afterwards in the news conference, he definitely spoke very candidly to the media about a lot of topics. we have not seen him play in a couple weeks or speak to the media directly in a couple weeks, and last night he did it
both, and he took a shot figuratively and literally, and he did hit a home run, and in the news conference after wurbdz he took a shot at those trying to keep him from returning to the new york yankees. >> there is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field, and that's not my teammates or the yankee fans. >> who is it? who benefits? >> i can't tell you that right now. and i hope i never have to. >> reporter: there has been plenty of speculation that the yankees front office would not mind if alex rodriguez were suspended and not return to the team. now, if he is suspended the yankees would not have to pay him, and at this moment the yankees are on the hook for over $100 million worth of guaranteed salary to alex rodriguez, and major league baseball is going to make an announcement related to all the suspensions on
monday. i asked alex rodriguez in the press conference yesterday what his plan was going forward, and he said tonight he would play another game with trenton, and sunday a short workout and on monday he plans to join the yankees playing the white sox on monday night, and that's of course is major league baseball doesn't have something to say about it, and rodriguez candid, and he said i am confident i will be with the yankees on monday, of course, unless if lightning strikes, and you never know. >> yeah, you never know. it could be a rainy weekend for some, so where will the rain spoil those weekend plans? >> let's bring in our meteorologist, alexandria steele. >> so let's show you, really it's a cold front, and it becomes stationary to the west, and that's the access for most
of the western country, and western portions and kansas and heavy rain and gusty winds, and an isolated tornado. the eastern plank from the ohio valley eastward, it's scattered showers and a rain train, and i will show you where. tomorrow the eastern flank of that drops south, and so here is where it's wet now. the i-70 and i-80 corridor and south of cleveland all the way to new york, and we will see scattered rain showers throughout the day until the front drops out, and behind it we will see drier air. we have watches in nebraska and kansas today, and colorado is where the severe weather will be. in the southeast, texas, 100 degree temperatures, houston temperatures in the 100s, not only from today through monday, but the forecast looks out through friday to 103.
this is where the summer sizzle is. first full weekend in august, and it will feel like that in the south. we were talking about tropical storm dorian, and we saw it dissipate, and now it regenerated. do expect a wet day in florida today. but the good news, a maximum sustained winds are 35 miles per hour, and so it's moving northeast now, and tomorrow it's expected to move north and take it out to see guys and not affecting land at all, but a regeneration of dorian with wet weather for florida today. >> thank you. closed for business. american embassies from africa to asia are preparing a shutdown. we will talk about a new al qaeda threat with our guests. and what people are doing to protest harsh new anti-gay laws in russia. ( bell rings ) they remind me so much of my grandkids.
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embassies and consulates this weekend. diplomatic posts cover a lot of real estate, from the middle east to south asia, and let's talk to the former fbi assistant director. tom, good to have you. we talked about the increased chatter. without going into too much detail, can you give us any insight into what prompted this huge move by the government? >> good morning, victor. i think what they are saying is they received or intercepted conversations between a couple or several high-ranking al qaeda members discussing a potential attack and there has been other human source information to corroborate that, but the information is not specific. they talked about originally possibly being the end of ramadan on sunday, tomorrow, or at a later date this month, so the timing is unspecific, and also the location. so they have closed -- first it
was 21, and now it's 22 u.s. embassies and consulates, and my question is that if al qaeda and the iranian peninsula is going to mount an attack and they are capable and they have in the past, i am curious as to how they picked out the 22 facilities when al qaeda has sympathizers in cells all over the world and in europe, and here in this country as evidenced by the april 15th boston marathon bombing, and there are people all over that sympathize with them and want to do an attack. that's the nature of the threat right now. >> what is the level of confidence that this is a threat for north africa, south asia, the middle east, and not a u.s. target? >> i don't know that there is. you know, they have closed those facilities or will close them tomorrow, and at the same time the state department issued a
world-wide travel warning to americans to be aware. that's something that you should be anyway anytime you travel anywhere, in or out of the united states. but that warning has gone out as well. they are saying it's an abundance of caution, and obviously it is, to put out that broad of a warning. it's just that it makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to do anything with that. yes, you should always be alert when you are overseas, and that has not changed, and it was in effect hopefully before 9/11 and every since, and it makes it difficult for americans anywhere else in the world, business, students, vacationers to know what to do at this point when they are in a different country. >> and let's talk about the group this threat is connected to, and you talked about their capability of what they can do. can you fill that out for us, the capabilities this group has? there was a lot of talk about al qaeda being in the last legs,
and we know there are different branches and cells? >> the so-called underwear bomber who was radicalized while he was attending school in london, and he is a nigerian national, he travelled from london to yemen and he claimed with 20 other people to learn how to put on the underwear bomb and detonate the bomb. the bomb makers in yemen gave them the training and basically dispatched him to go ahead and attempt to bomb the aircraft as it was come into land in detroit airport christmas 2009. so we have had al qaeda and the raeuben peninsula be strong, and th they mailed packages that had explosives in it a while later after that, so they have mounted several attacks outside of
yemen, but they were formed, planned and the original explosives were made in yemen. >> thank you so much. >> thank you, victor. congressman charlie rangel in the mood to wrangle. it's the segment "politicians say what?" with so much competition, finding the right job is never easy. but with the nation's largest alumni network, including those in key hiring positions, university of phoenix can help connect you to a world of opportunity.
with "the daily beast," and he told the website house republicans are hurting competitive more than al qaeda, and what he said is terrorists could not do a better job than the republicans are doing. >> he also said the tea party movement should be stamped out like racial segregation. it's the same group we faced in the south with the white crackers and the dogs and the police. >> yeah, that doesn't go over so well. >> it does not. >> doesn't. now the olympic games are supposed to be a symbol of university, rathathletes coming together around the world, and there is a shadow over the games in russia. >> some are calling for a boycott. >> reporter: visible signs in
soerby. the only gay athlete known to be planning to compete in the games. >> i would say that i am a little bit worried, not so much afraid. >> not afraid despite the risks, and he is well aware of russia's intolerance of gays and lesbians. new laws signed by the new russia jails and fines anybody that expressed rights for gays, and police have the power to arrest people who are spreading propaganda, and russia sports minister and a prominent lawmaker say the new laws against gays and lesbians will be enforced even for visitors like blake skel rupp. >> what kind of statement are you making by attending the games? >> i think it's important to stand up for this, and it's important to say something like
this, and that person at the moment is me. i feel like there is a small responsible the on my part to voice my concerns. >> rosha's laws sparked grassroots protests, and the lgbt community pouring out russian vodka on the streets, and the olympics and politics collided before. in the 1936 games, the defiance of the regime, and then black power movement. for 2014, gay athletes united under groups like athlete ali, and it says power to is show up and not boycott the games. and stubs is a gay athlete and activist and calls this the era is civil rights. >> to be there and say we are
here to compete and we are as equal as everybody else, and we want to go there and compete, but you also want to go there and compete and show everybody in the world that we're on level pegging with any straight athlete, it doesn't matter to us. >> we are not hearing from the athletes and u.s. lawmakers are joining in, and one senator from oregon says he plans to introducing a bill to the floor that will oppose the russian laws as well as call for the protection of the athletes as well as spectators that go to russia for the games. we should point out that this is a resolution and won't have any real teeth in russia. cnn, los angeles stick around. we will have a frank conversation with olympian, blake skeler and johnny weir.
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consulates and embassies are getting ready to close for a day or longer. the diplomatic posts stretch from the middle east into south asia. and there has been a horrific attack in eastern afghanistan this morning. a suicide bomber killed nine children. 23 people injured. a government spokesman says three attackers opened fire near the indian consulate and one of them detonated the bomb. iran's president elect is apparently backtracking. he will be sworn in tomorrow, and yesterday he was quoted as saying that israel was a wound on the islamist world that needed to be removed and now iran-state run tv says he is misquoted. and in money news, the new york times is selling the boston globe to the owner o bosn red sox. it bought the paper for more
than $1 billion but sold it for just $70 million. cbs is going dark for thr3 million viewers. two companies are fighting over the price of transmission fees, but there is still hope a deal westbound worked out as more talks have been scheduled. edward snowden is free to roam russia today. after living in the transit zone for five weeks russia gave the nsa leaker temporary asylum, and so let's talk about this international intrigue with ross dalfit, and also van jones, one of the hosts of cnn's new "cross
fire." this is my first question. not only is this visit with putin in jeopardy, but it was linked to president obama going to the g-20 summit in st. petersburg, and if snowden is still roaming around, in any -- is there any possibility that you think that as far as appearances go, president obama can go to russia period? >> i think he's going to go. go, russ. >> no, go, van, you have stronger views. >> i think he will go. there is too much important business between united states and russia to let this thing get even bigger and bigger. i don't think that anybody has a real interest in elevating or escalating it. i will say this i hope that we will take a step back now and look at this whole situation, how it evolved to this point. i don't think that whistle blowers in the united states are being given the opportunity to
do stuff in a responsibility way, and until the obama administration stops being so tough on the whistleblower, bradley manning and throwing the back at him and putting him in horrible conditions, and whistle blowers, unless they can do things more responsibly, i think we will see things like this more than less. i think we got too much real business with russia to escalate this thing further. >> speaking of the real business, ross, speak to that. you have iran and syria and president obama said snowden is the least of my issues when it comes to russia, and do you think that president obama perhaps, if he is to cancel the meeting with putin, that could hurt the issues that america needs to make progress with russia on? >> i think it's an on going helpful thing for vladimir putin. what were you guys just talking about the commercial break?
you were talking about russia's new law concerning homosexually, and the winter olympics, and it's the sort of things that can lead to the diplomatic isolation, but the snowden case is a case where most u.s. allies don't want to be seen as towing the u.s. line, and they don't want to tell the domestic audiences, russia should be in violation, and it's helpful for putin when russia will be and could be facing a lot of international pressure. >> let's talk politics now, gentlemen. the interesting story this week was a certain woman who came to the president and breakfast with vice president biden, hillary
clinton, and obviously everybody thinks she will throw her hat into the ring, or a lot of folks do in 2016, and she is the democrat to beat right now when you look at the polls, and what you think the point, van, was of her coming to washington? just a social call? >> see old friends, you know. >> uh-huh. >> the white house food is really good. >> it's yummy, tasty. you go by and see your old employer, and make sure the resume -- come on, we know what this is. this is, you know, mart of the roll out. it's part of keeping her in the news and it's part of, you know, the whole dance. i think it's great, you know, as a democrat, you have the most famous and powerful woman in the world sitting there and waiting to take her swrajob, and the republicans are falling apart, and for me it's great. yeah, she is probably just dropping by to make sure her old
boss remembers her name, that's all. >> and making sure everybody else remembers her name as well, right? >> i am most interesting of what she and biden said together. >> sure. >> the interesting subtext, and in the extremely unlikely event that hillary clinton did not run for president, i think joe biden is firmly convinced that he should be and can be the democratic n iic nominee in 201 joe was probably like, hilary, god lover you, you don't want this job, it's too much pressure. >> and do you think she said, hey, did you see the most recent poll, if the election were today, 63% say they would pick hillary clinton, and 13% for joe biden, a very distant second. >> listen, that's very respectable. yo could say when obama got in
the race in 2008, where was he? obviously, if hillary runs, but -- for a figure like biden that would not represent an outsider, it's almost impossible to see a path for him. >> van, last word to you. >> just want to say, i think biden has an amazing and awesome vice president, and people kick him around a lot because i think he is a nice guy and a great guy, but i don't think he is going to be president of the united states and i think hillary clinton will be, and i am sure that was the subject of any conversations that they had. >> maybe unspoken, though, and i bet he may give it a whirl. >> awkward. >> and getting me excited about 2016 already. thank you for your insights, guys. >> very good. major progress this week for the little girl whose fight for
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coming up on ten minutes before the hour, and it's time for some of the coolest viral videos this weekend. >> what was learned from the internet this week. >> we have daring dogs and a dancing raccoon, and a tribute to one of the greatest films ever. don't try this at home. doggy stair surfing. gentlemen, i know what you are thinking, was this a girl or boy dog? listen to a man watching a moose running along the road in maine. >> moose, come here. >> and then a man dancing with a
raccoon, and he was dancing near the raccoon, because the raccoon doesn't like the dancing. how crowded is too crowded? this is one crowded pull in china. nothing is as refreshing as taking a dip with thousands of your closest friends. and recognize this car? it's an exact replica of the car immortalized in this film. a family in georgia, a family actually named the grizwals, they drove it to disney world. and disney posted it themselves. >> reporter: the real life
grizwals drove it to disney world, and in real life, there is no actual thing as wally world. >> i know in that pool, china, thousands of people, somebody went. >> some put the "p" in pool. >> thank you, and i was not going to say it. i love "vacation," that movie, and i will go home and watch it, and we were talking about "avatar" sequels. by the time we got to vegas, and they were old enough to gamble -- >> speaking of kids getting old, i think the kids are going to be cool, and do you think mom and dad are embarrassed that they went to disney world in that vehicle? >> in ten years they will love it again. but nine years, between now and then, they will think it's so corny. >> yay for enthusiasm.
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>> and nfl is getting its first time female referee. it will be a little different, because when a player will ask her what he did wrong, she will say, well, you know what you did. >> i love that. that is fantastic. remember this guy, the dumpster diving bear in colorado. how could you remember this guy? he was caught on a -- >> he is unforgettable. >> remember the bear who stole the dumpster. he stole the entire dumpster of food, and he came back for a second dumpster, and the bear came back, and this time he went home empty-handed and you know re, and the restaurant wrapped chains on the lids to keep them out, and they got the dumpsters the dumpster was apparently
great. what would you do if you came across a moose running top speed. a man grabbed the camera and started to shoot, and clearly he was excited about it. take a listen. >> come on, moosie, this is insane. where are you going? moosie, come here. >> he sounds like he is rooting for his horse in the derby. >> yeah, come on, moosie. >> and here is one kiddie that never heard the old adage, pick on somebody your own size. >> that's a barn cat named ma tilda, and she was at a horsing demonstration, and she was chasing the whip. no major fallout. the horse really seemed to be the and the audience was startled,
too. >> i think everybody would be. the cat last seen hitchhiking to get out of dodge. >> and victor, no dancing dogs this morning? oh, i have got your dancing dogs. >> dinnertime. oh, they want their dinnertime, because they are hungry girl. >> they are english springers, and they are so excited to eat, the great song, dinnertime, yes, and roberts singing to the dogs -- not really. they sit down at the end. >> yeah, they are like, okay, we have done the dancing, and where is the food, sir? oh, yes. >> how does this develop, where the owner says, we are going to try this out? >> yes, we are going to sing to the dogs. >> we have the moose -- that's cool, the moose, right? >> yes. >> the moose, dogs, and cats jumping on the horse and stuff, and we have it all.
>> the next hour of "your new day" starts right now. good morning, everybody. >> 9:00 on the east coast, and 6:00 out west, and we are starting this hour with a reminder that al qaeda is not out of the terror business. >> the u.s. is worried al qaeda will strike soon, prompting it to close two dozen consulates and embassies. what is the trigger here for these embassy closures, emily? >> if you talk about how long officials have been tracking this chatter, they say they have been doing it for weeks, and that was nothing new, and things changed in the past few days, and they said the chatter increased and they believe the yemen al qaeda could be in the final stages of planning what they believe is an unspecified attack. peter king says this is the most
specific threat he has seen, and officials are concerned about the next few days. ramadan is entering its final days. the embassy closings are owe tpr officially for sunday, but they could be extended. look at the yellow, and how unusual is this? >> there has been incidents where they closed down a number of embassies in the middle east because the information is not specific enough to say that embassy x should be closed as opposed to other embassies, but i think this closing of all of the embassies in the middle east to north africa is in fact unprecedented. >> we are looking now at 22 embassies and consulates that are set to be closed tomorrow. >> that number ticked up overnight with the embassy is basra added to the list yesterday. i want to talk about benghazi,
because we are coming up on the anniversary of that attack, 9/11, a year ago, and what does this play into this threat? >> victor, you think about that attack and that's the last time that we saw how vulnerable the u.s. embassy could be, and that's when there were four americans killed, including the ambassador christopher stevens, and the obama administration was criticized for not taking threats strongly enough and not responding strongly enough to that threat. and this time what they are doing here is acting out an abundance of caution, and that's what they are saying, and certainly when you take a look at the map, the 22 embassies and consulates that will be closed, that abundance of caution is a visual reminder of how they are taking action right now. >> thank you for that information from washington. the state department issued a global travel alert over that al qaeda threat. >> and that means americans
traveling abroad need to be cautious. and nick valencia is at the busiest airport in the world at jackson. and we heard that it's not only for people overseas, but people traveling domestically, they should be caution as well. are you seeing that at the airport? >> we spoke to some passengers inside and some had no idea that the travel warning was in place. domestically, it's business as usual. it seems that lines are moving quickly, and nothing seems to be out of the order here. but for those worried about traveling abroad this weekend, the state debtment gives you pointers for you to follow. register your trip with the u.s. embassy. the embassy that you may be traveling to, whatever country it is, let them know you are going to be here. they have something called the smart traveler enrollment program where you can get alerts of what is happening, if there is a crisis or emergency in the
country you are traveling to, and there are updates on the state department's website, but here in atlanta, more than 240,000 people travel out of this airport a day, and it's business as usual. everything seems to be calm and normal here. >> thank you for that. alex rodriguez says he is coming back and he is making the big return to the yankees on monday. now that's despite reports a possible lifetime ban or suspension looming over his head from the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs. joe carter is live in new jersey with the latest. joe, will we really see a-rod suit up on monday? it seems with all that is going on, a little unlikely. what do you think? >> reporter: i will tell you, that's the million-dollar question everybody is trying to find the answer to,monday. we have not seen alex rodriguez
play in a baseball game or speak to the media directly in the last couple weeks, and here last night in new jersey, he did both and came out swinging literally and figuratively. in the game, he was playing with the yankees aa teams, and after the game he spoke to the news media in a press conference packed with almost 100 news media, and he basically took a shot at those trying to keep him from returning to the new york yankees. >> there is more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field, and that's not my teammates and it's not the yankee fans. >> who is it? who benefits? >> i can't tell you that right now. i hope i never have to. >> reporter: there is speculation that the new york yankees front office would not mind if alex rodriguez were to be suspended than to return to
the team, because if he is suspended, the yankees would not have to pay him his salary, and the e moment the new york yankees are on the hook for over $100 million worth of guaranteed moneyriguodriguez. he will play one more game with trenton, and then he plans to be with the new york yankees come monday night when they play the white sox, and we will see. the a-rod saga continues. >> and it looks like the video that we are seeing, even with the cloud over his head, he is still a huge star there in trenton, especially in trenton, has this tarnished him at all there at the minor league games? >> i will tell you, victor, we showed up yesterday, and they fit 8,000 people inside this stadium, and they were sold-out last night, and going on stub
hub for $65 and they normally go for $10. we expected to see more animosity from the fans towards alex rodriguez, and the people he was around during the time we were around him, they were very supportive and it was a warm reception from the fans, we need you with the yankees, and a couple boos, but for the most part, a lot of support for alex rodriguez. and in the way he conducted himself in the press conference, he sat there and took question after question and was candid when he answered the questions, victor. >> all except the other element that would benefit if he was taken from the yankees and taken off the field. joe carter, thank you. it's an unprecedented move, and the world-wide travel alert, and we'll break down what this could mean and what the u.s. might know about the possible terror attack. ♪ [ woman ] destination assist. this is ann.
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only from progressive. show time at yellowstone. the world's largest geyser, not old faithful. that's the steamboat erupting this week for the first time in years. much to the delight of the people there. it lasted ten minutes and it's a very rare event indeed because the steamboat geyser has gone as 50 years before between major ae rupptions. it could be a rainy weekend for some. >> let's bring in our meteorologist in the cnn weather center. >> you have a rain train,
essentially. here is the big picture for today, and it's the cold front, the culprit for the rain and to the west, severe storms and colorado and kansas. no tornados, potentially an isolated one, but the big one is hail and gusty winds but this is the front causing the rain in the mid-atlantic, and tomorrow the front drops south and it clears out, and washington and pittsburgh, all that moisture drops to the south, areas to the north of that front, like chicago, and having a good weekend with lollapalooza, and temperatures in the upper 70s today and tomorrow a similar scenario for chicago. dry skies, and really cool. cooler than average, that's for sure. so here is the rain. 70, i-80, heading towards new york, and south of cleveland, pittsburgh, a wet go for you this morning. much better conditions tomorrow. here is where the heaviest rain is this morning, if you are driving on 44, it's slow. springfield towards little rock
and heading towards memphis, so western tennessee will have wet weather as well, and here in the south, a rainy july and august starting off with summer-like weather, and atlanta above average and new orleans as well, and the hot spot, the dome of high pressure over you in texas, and it will stay there through friday, and even today through the weekend, 102, and by monday, 103, and on friday, staying there, and that's through the week throughout all of texas. we talked about dorian, was a tropical storm. now it's a tropical depression, and it regenerated and will stay off the florida coast, and it will not impact land but will bring rain to florida today. >> no sunbathing today in florida if you are on vacation today. >> the west coast is better than the east coast. >> thank you for that.
time for "the good stuff." a marine proving you never leave a man behind, even if that man happens to be 9. carr was taking part in a 5k race on leave, and he did it in his combat boots and gear, and he noticed a little boy was struggling to keep up. >> yeah, the 9-year-old had fallen back and lost his family. he wanted to quit, but he saw corporal carr and asked, sir, can you run with me? and that's exactly what carr did. seeing the boy all the way to the end. when the boy wanted to walk, carr kept him running. and carr made sure he was reunited with his family. >> so cute. looks tired, though. >> his fellow marines that ran the race with him thought he was injured because he was going so
slow. carr won something else that day, the slowest time in his age group. the ultimate proof that nice guys, though, really do finish last. >> good job. can you run with me? and he said, of course i can. unprecedented move. 22 embassies and consulates closing in a worldwide travel alert, and we will break down the u.s. could know about the - possible terrorists attack. dt you really couldn't have come at a better time.
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across after rrica and the midd east, and some are wondering why the warning seems to be so broad. >> joining us to talk about it is the former assistant secretary of homeland security. an attack could happen sunday or throughout the month sometime. why the lack of specifics here? apparently they know something because they chose these 22 specific areas. why not be specific and clear with the american people? >> well, so part of what intelligence gathering is, it's an art and not a science. what has come in is increased chatter combined with what we call signal intelligence picking up stuff over the wires and phones, and then likely human intelligence, sources that we have within the organizations or more likely foreign intelligence
agencies picking stuff up in their country. what we know is there is a concern about a potential attack, and that specific inf m informati information, what we don't have is where and the kind of attack. and they are worried about hard targets like embassies, and that would explain the general travel alert for people anywhere abroad, be safe and check in with the embassy, and it's a not a travel ban. that's the nature of intelligence, unfortunately, and it's not like stay away from the embassy, and it puts a lot of very inconclusive pieces together. >> when you are looking at what a wide swath this is, it makes you wonder if might we be expecting multiple attacks, or is it an issue that there could be a likely attack or there is an attack being planned or so
unspecific where it is? >> the last thing, it's a specific date, and that tends to be unique, so that's a good find, so specifically where, we don't know. we are centralizing attention on yemen because al qaeda is strong there and their foreign intelligence agencies have been sharing information with us, and the broad swath has to do with what we know rationally, that part of the world is unstable right now and it's where elements of al qaeda still exist and we are going to be smart about at least closing the hard targets that we know about. there is a lot of talk about benghazi, and one has to assume we learned something from it, and that is that as this intelligence increases, good to secure hard targets, and not for just our citizens but for the nationals in the countries that often work in the embassies, and remember the african embassy bombing in the last decade was a
dozen americans, but over 200 africans. so it's also to protect the citizens of the nations. >> you mention benghazi, and we are coming up on the one-year anniversary, and there is speculation this could be connected to that, but, as i said, we are seven weeks away. why now? >> right. so there are two strings of intelligence that the administration has talked about at least generally, and for the last couple months, there has been concerns about increased chatter. that is coming from what we call signal intelligence precipitation more specific threat that would have led to the closings of the embassies this sunday clearly came from a foreign intelligence agency, some news agencies are reporting that it's yemen, there is something specifically planned that they are getting from their sources, and that makes sense because al qaeda is so strong in yemen that some of that specific information would come from yem yemen. it's the broad intelligence
concerns with the more specific intelligence sharing, and we are getting information from countries that are allies and countries to be honest that we have complicated relationships with. what we do know, there is no intelligence threat against the homeland, and that's why you are not seeing changes at the airports. this is viewed a foreign threat and it makes sense in terms of al qaeda's strength right now, and some of the sharing of information from the foreign intelligence sources. >> great insight. thank you for that. >> thank you. we'll be right back. ♪
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