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♪ because there is aa new day dawning ♪ >> yes. >> jackie lomax. >> there you go, chris's new favorite song. >> it's not dawning so much now. >> welcome to "new day," and now "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins. >> have a great weekend, thank you. "newsroom" starts now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com happening now in "the newsroom" on the brink, three days from a government shutdown and neither side is budging. with the debt ceiling fight on the horizon is our economy and your bottom line in trouble? plus crash test. cnn tests the auto braking systems in new cars. do they really work? >> keep your foot off the brake. did it stop you? >> yes, it did. also, stand your ground back
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in the spotlight. >> were you thinking you might have to shoot her? >> yeah, i did, if it came to that. >> reporter: new trial for marissa alexander sentenced for 20 years for firing a gun into the air during a domestic dispute. plus bond. james bond. sean connery, pierce brosnan, roger moore, daniel craig, daniel day-lewis? the latest bond book hits shelves this week. can lincoln -- >> this is self-evident. >> -- become the new bond? you're live in the "cnn newsroom." good morning, i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. the clock ticks down, the rhetoric heats up with the threat of a government shutdown now just three days away, both sides are accusing the other of holding negotiations hostage.
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listen to this fake ransom call put out by the democratic national committee. >> american people, this is the gop. we have your economy. >> the president says he's not going to negotiate. well i'm sorry, but it just doesn't work that way. >> we are for putting spending and reforming entitlements but we're not for negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. >> jim acosta is at the white house this morning. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, carol. senate democrats are confident they had get a bill out of the senate today that will keep the government rubbing and avoid a government shutdown, but don't get too optimistic because over in the house, republican leaders say they don't know what happens after that. that is what the state of play is over at capitol hill this weekend. meanwhile, here at the white house, the rhetoric is becoming white hot as administration
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officials are becoming very frustrated with what is playing out over in the congress as both sides appear headed towards a shutdown. three days and counting and there is no compromise in sight that could avert a government shutdown and right behind that september 30th shutdown deadline the nation could go into default roughly two weeks later unless congress raises the debt ceiling. despite warnings from economists of a disaster, republicans say they'll approve an increase in the debt limit only if the president agrees to their demands, like delaying obama care by a year and more budget cuts. but president obama says he won't negotiate over the debt ceiling. >> to suggest america not pay its bills just to try to blackmail a president into giving them some concessions on issues that have nothing to do with the budget. i mean, this is the united states of america. we're not a deadbeat nation.
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>> reporter: the white house is ratcheting up the rhetoric, accusing some republicans are acting like terrorists. >> we are for cutting spending, tax reform but we're not negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest. >> american people, this is the gop. we have your economy. >> reporter: the democratic party is echoing that message, releasing this fake debt ceiling ransom call from the gop. >> clock's ticking. we hope you don't make us do this. [ dial tone ] >> reporter: republicans say that kind of talk is an outrage. >> it's completely unrealistic for the president to say we're not going to negotiate over the debt ceiling, that he thinks somehow that we should be just giving him another blank check to continue these record deficits. >> reporter: gop leaders point to new polls showing americans want the president to negotiate trading budget cuts for an increase to the debt ceiling. >> the president says i'm not going to negotiate. well, i'm sorry, but it just doesn't work that way.
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>> we call on the president now to sit down with us, harry reid, to sit down with us and let's solve the problem. >> reporter: the white house is moving forward with its rollout of obama care, put out a white board saying what obama care means to average americans thinking about signing up on the insurance exchanges that start october 1st but carol, getting back to this talk of a shutdown up on capitol hill, a house republican leadership aid tells cnn they still don't know what will happen inside the republican caucus. republican lawmakers, when that bill gets out of the senate later today because the senate bill strips out that provision that would have defunded owe ka baka care. leadership aide in the house says mr. are plenty of republican lawmakers who want to keep that in there. no word as to what they might attach to that legislation to send back to the senate so this could ping-pong back and forth throughout the weekend as this
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one aide put it to cnn things are still "very, very fluid." carol? >> jim acosta reporting live from the white house this morning, thank you. what you are about to see is frankly fright nipping. we often show you high-speed chases and this is one of the worst and another reason why police should reconsider chasing down the bad guys. this went down in orange county, florida. police say james maddox was fleeing a dui stop at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. he ran a red light, slammed into another car. maddox was thrown from his car and critically injured. police had to put out burning wreckage before rescuing trapped passengers. two people hit were also hurt. maddox was driving on a suspended license and faces multiple felony charges. there may be no way to avoid a high speed crash in some cases but at lower speeds drivers can get help through new technology. some vehicle also do the braking for you.
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cnn's rene marsh is in washington with the story. good morning. >> good morning, carol. you know for that distracted driver t could help them avoid rear ending someone, and let's say you're cut off on the highway, manufacturers say it could help the driver avoid collision in that situation, too. now one group put the in-car technology to the test and here are the results. they cause thousands in damage. serious injuries and even death. the insurance institute for highway safety says high tech systems in new karlz aimed at preventing or mitigating front-end crashes are keeping drivers safer. >> keep your foot off the brake. keep your foot off the brake. did it stop you? >> reporter: yes, it did. it's called collision avoidance technology. the institute tested several to determine if they're effective and worth your money. >> they help reduce crashes with other vehicles by about 7%. >> reporter: that's just the
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work of the warning system. which alerts drivers a collision is coming. with an automatic braking system, the institute says the effectiveness doubles. the top performers, the subaru legacy, outback, cad dak ats and srx, mercedes c plus, volvo s 60 and xc60. without auto brakes damage exceeds $28,000 but with auto brakes less than $6,000 in damage. now compare the two. >> we think it's worth the money. >> we've got two cameras mounted up here. >> reporter: inside the top rated subaru legacy, dominic infante calls the two cameras a second pair of eyes. i was able to take my foot off of the brake and the gas and the car stopped on its own. that's how it was meant to work. >> exactly. so what you've got are two cameras, the cameras are seeing
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there is a vehicle in front of you and slowing down. it starts to put on the brakes and has the power to bring to you a complete stop and keep you stopped. >> reporter: cost varies. it could cost hundreds, could cost thousands of dollars depending how advanced the system is. at this point they're mostly optional and about 5% to 10% of the new cars are being sold with these systems. carol? >> fascinating. rene marsh reporting live from washington, thank you. it is a nightmare secenario for every passenger and played out overnight in the skies over idaho. united airlines flight had to make an emergency landing when the pilot suffered a heart attack. the copilot diverted the aircraft to boise, idaho. paramedics rushed the pilot to the hospital. right now we don't know what his condition is. united is working to get those 161 passengers to where they needed to go. the world is getting hotter,
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and a new united nations report says that humans are largely to blame. scientists who looked at the jump in global temperatures over the last 60 years said human activity is responsible for at least half of that increase. the report also says that even if greenhouse gases are stopped today, climate change would continue for centuries. so let's bring in our expert chad myers, who is in miami this morning. good morning, chad. >> reporter: good morning, carol. i've seen it firsthand, seen dry days not a rain shower nothing and flooded streets. i ask where is this water coming from, a broken water main, no, high tide, sir, gets into our street sometimes. i'm dumbfounded at what's to come. the ipcc said today the earth is warming, 95% chance that the americans, that the world, the population of the world is doing
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it. better than 50/50 chance humans have something to do with this. we already knew that. the carbon dioxide in the air is above 400 parts per year for the first time in mauna loa in hawaii in may. the ocean is rising. i'm here in miami. why is the ocean warming, not because the glacier is melting but think about a thermometer and warm up the bulb at the bottom, what happens to the liquid? it goes up. if you warm up the ocean, what's going to happen? it's going to go up. if you warm up a three-mile l g longer thlong er th thermometer, some of the oceans are seven miles deep, warm it up a degree it's going to go up significantly and that's what we're finding now is climate change, the carbon dioxide, could be the methane, the per permafrost if we thaw it.
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this is not a political statement. this is an independent panel saying yep, you and me carol, all of us. >> some people are going to say they're 95% sure. tell us why this is a definitive study. >> reporter: well, there are so many theorys out there, what else could be happening, and they're all out there and the ipcc looked at all these other theories, not just looking one way down the road, looking at all of the rejectionist theories as well but here is the deal. now that we are at this precipice, almost past where we can get back from this, this is what we're going to deal with for the rest of our lives and my child's lives, probably his kids' lives as well. there's no turning back on this co2. we have to either stop putting it in the atmosphere or take some of it out, those are our two options. we are at a crucial point in the history of the world, i'm afraid and you and i are talking about it live on cnn, we'll look back 10, 12, 15 years from now and go wow, wasn't that quite the
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amazing report. >> and why didn't we do more about it. we'll talk much more about this in the next hour of "newsroom." chad myers in miami. blackberry coming out with erlgz last hour and it ain't pretty. the company lost almost $1 billion last quarter. the report comes days after blackberry announced it would go private. alison kosik is following that story in new york. good morning, alison. >> hi carol. the hits keep on coming for blackberry, the company reported a loss this morning of $965 million, that loss happening over just three months. now blackberry did put out the red flag a week ago warning that the loss was coming when it reported earnings today and the company has also announced it's going to lay off 4,500 employees by the end of the year. it's also going to reduce its smartphone line-up to just four devices. the stock has been getting crushed this year, down more than 30%. shares aren't moving much before today's open but we are going to keep a close eye on it throughout the day. on monday, canadian insurance
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company fairfax financial said it was considering buying blackberry for $4.7 billion, but there are some cynics out there who think fairfax is trying to draw in other offers and cash out its 10% stake. at this point blackberry's most valuable asset is its patents because of that offer on monday. blackberry canceled its conference call with analysts scheduled for today and it is unusual for companies to do that, carol. >> alison kosik from new york this morning. still to come in "the newsroom," marissa alexander fired a warning shot in her husband in self-defense and now she's getting a new trial after being sentenced to 20 years but she still will not be allowed to use florida's controversial stand your ground law in her defense. we'll talk about that next. people don't have to think about
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ask about gynecologic cancer. and get the inside knowledge. florida's stand your ground law is in the news. is it being applied fairly? marissa alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing off a gun to scare off her allegedly abusive husband. she got 20 years. this morning she'll get a new trial. an appeals court ruling saying
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the jury was given improper instructions. for marissa alexander it's another chance at freedom. alexander's lawyer told her about the new trial by phone. >> she's ecstatic, can't wait to get back with her family and to be vindicated. >> the the jacksonville mother of three was convicted offing avapted assault in march after 12 minutes of deliberations. she claimed self-defense saying she was attempted to flee her husband, ricoh gray, when she picked up a handgun. >> what did you think you were going to do with it? >> i thought i was going to have to protect himself. >> were you thinking you might have to shoot him? >> if it came to that. >> reporter: she fired the gun into a wall. nobody was hurt. her initial defense against her allegedly abusive husband, florida's stand your ground law, but that defense was turned down by a judge. the issue? alexander could have left through the front door after the altercation. instead, she went to the garage to get her car and leave, but
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she says she forgot her keys and went back inside the house with her weapon. she says she was terrified, became trapped. >> he saw my weapon at my side, and when he saw it, he was even more upset and that's when he threatened to kill me. >> reporter: in thursday's decision the appeals court reversed her conviction saying she can use the self-defense claim but still won't be able to use stand your ground. >> the reaction is the same as it usually is, okay, there's a need to send the case back, it comes back. >> reporter: for marissa alexander it's not just another trial. >> this is my life i'm fighting for. this is my life. and it's my life, it is not entertainment. it is my life. >> with me is criminal defense attorney and cnn legal analyst mark omira who successfully defended george zimmerman in a case like this. good morning. >> good morning. >> an appeals court judge ruled the jury was not instructed
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properly for self-defense. seems simple. alexander was afraid of her husband, she had a gun, she said she used it to defend herself, seems simple enough. >> well it should be. the problem with it is that the instruction the way it was presented to the jury suggested that miss alexander had to prove that an aggravated battery was about to be committed by the eventual victim. the ex-husband, and obviously that burden shift takes it away from the state to cwho carries burden to prove everything, and thank god for the appellate court looking at the jury instruction >> does the stand your ground law apply in alexandra's case? >> the judge made a decision that in the pretrial hearing she did not carry the burden so that decision has been addressed in the pretrial hearing but she can still argue self-defense and in effect she stood her ground to the jury, so that hasn't been taken away from her but the
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initial hearing suggested she should still go to trial so it still does apply particularly the way she reacted to the perceived threat of force from mr. paul. >> will her attorneys enter that into the equation? or should they in your opinion? >> i think they should. again stand your ground is one small part of overall self-defense. this is a definite self-defense case. she was protecting herself from a perceived threat from him and that he was coming at her and that is traditional self-defense and had the jury been instructed properly that it was the state's burden to disprove self-defense, she may very well have been acquitted. my greatest concern is the suggestion by the state that this was some technicality. this is not a technicality. this is due process and due process has never been a technicality in the state to realize there was a bad jury instruction and not do it again. >> civil rights leaders also say
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race played a role in this, if alexandra had been white she would have never gotten a 20-year sentence. do they have a point? >> the problem is the way the state charged the case, the judge didn't have much discretion upon conviction because we have this 10, 20-life minimum mandatory sentencing. that needs to be readdressed by the legislature. case like this is the poster child for how this case should not have a 20-year minimum mandatory. the question about a racial intone to this case is whether or not she was charged with a case or charged for which she could have gotten 20 years rather than a more appropriate charge, the state could have charged her in which she wasn't facing 20 years. >> thank you so much for joining me this morning. >> shire, greure great to be he. a-rod is not going to the playoffs, we know that but he is heading to the commissioner's office. we'll tell you about the witness who will be waiting for him, next.
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the new york yankees are not going to the playoffs this year but their star third baseman has his own post season battle. alex rodriguez is finding a 211 game doping suspension and his arbitration hearing begins monday. jason carroll is here with more from miami. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. the star witness in all this may not be the man people are thinking of. it's a man from south florida who ran an anti-aging clinic and his credibility in all this will be key. alex rodriguez says he has something to prove and not just on the field. his 211 game suspension, baseball's longest doping punishment, still very much in play, still a sore spot with fans. >> suspend him, i say fire him. >> i believe he should not be suspended. >> the last seven months has been a nightmare.
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>> reporter: an arbitrator will hear both sides. rodriguez claims major league baseball used unethical practices to target him because he was overpaid and underperformed, and major league baseball's claim, rodriguez took p.e.d.s, performance enhancing drugs, including testosterone in human growth hormone. mlb's case centers on this man, anthony bosch founder of biogenesis. is bosch prepared to testify monday he gave rodriguez p.e.d.s, if so, it would be a different account of what he told espn last april. >> i'm a nutritionist. i don't know anything about performance-enhancing drugs. >> reporter: that was then. one of bosch's former friends, bobby miller, suspects why bosch may have now changed his story. >> they paid him, i mean. major league baseball. >> reporter: bosch's spokeswoman
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says he is cooperating with major league baseball but is not being compensated by the organization. mlb would not comment. bosch has not spoken to the press since that interview last april. you we tried tracking him down in coconut grove, miami. >> i have to ask you guys to leave the apartment. >> reporter: no luck approaching a car connected to bosch either. can we have any sort of comment at all from mr. bosch? bosch's spokeswoman says he looks forward to testifying at arbitration. rodriguez in a fight to save his legacy. >> it's a big moment for baseball. it's a big moment for alex rodriguez, for yankees fans and there will be a lot of anticipation what the arbitrator ultimately decides. >> i a high stakes game, a reputation for baseball's most greatest hanging in the balance. carol, with the 211 game ban, if
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it is allowed to stand it will affect the end of a-rod's career and if it's overturned people would see that as a huge blow for baseball, ultimately the whole arbitration process is expected to take about several weeks before it's all played out. >> we'll be watching. jason carroll reporting live from miami this morning. still to come in the newsroom, a government shutdown may be days away but an even bigger threat is looming on the horizon and that would be the debt ceiling debate. we'll talk about the impact on you next. ♪ [ male announcer ] we all have something neatly tucked away in the back of our mind. a secret hope. that thing we've always wanted to do. it's not about having dreams, it's about reaching them. ♪ an ally for real possibilities. aarp.
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happening now in "cnn newsroom," boycotting barilla the italian pasta maker in boiling water saying it would not use a gay family in its advertising. a car going more than 100 miles per hour almost slams into
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a police cruiser and of course it's all caught on camera. and it's the last pitch at home for one of the best closers in baseball history, mariano rivera makes a tearful good-bye to yankee fans. "newsroom" continues now. and good morning. i'm carol costello, thank you so much for joining me. long, long weekend lies ahead in washington, the nation just days away from a government shutdown but lawmakers are still no closer to a solution. president obama putting the blame squarely on congressional republicans, some of whom including house speaker john boehner are demanding that funding for obama care be cut to keep the government running. >> even if you believe that obama care somehow was going to hurt the economy, it won't hurt the economy as bad as a government shutdown. to suggest america not pay its bills just to try to blackmail a
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president into giving them some conkegss on issues that have nothing to do with the budget. i will not negotiate on anything when it comes to the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> tough words from the president but some might say someone needs to be at tthe adu here. why not negotiate mr. president? joining me the host of "your money" christine romans and here in atlanta, rasheed dawan, an economic forecaster at georgia state university. welcome to both of you. i want you both to put it simply, when politicians start talking about this, as business people who goes through your mind? >> you would like to postponed your spending because you don't know what's coming up ahead. is this fighting for 15 days or two months or three months, six months? you want certainty.
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i need to know what my environment is before i spend money, i'm going to be building something and hiring somebody. >> that was tempered. christine, if i'm a business person listening to all of this going on in washington, i'm angry. >> i'm reasoniangry and i'm jus regular american and journalist and i think a lot of people are angry and carol if you're a federal worker you're waiting to hear from your supervisor whether you're coming to work on tuesday, whether you're one of the people who is an essential employee or not. if there is a shutdown the banks will stay open, you're going to have government essential government functions like border security and all that will still happen but if you start talking about what happens if we don't extend the debt ceiling, that's when it gets super ugly. no social security checks potentially, people who are investors aren't going to get interest on the bonds the money they lent us. could you have military pay that could be stopped so it is shutdown, you'll see a lot less pain, all of the things on your screen happen in a shutdown.
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in a default it is ugly. social security checks not cut, medicare payments to hospitals wouldn't happen and this crazy lending issue with the banks that could happen, all the letters of credit -- it's very, very dangerous in a default and that's what i'm worried about, carol. >> we've been there before. we've had this same debate before and just refresh our memories, rajheev what happened a couple years ago fighting over the debt ceiling. >> i think we went through all the usual kabuki theater of doing it and in the end we lost our triple "a" rating our image in the world economy. it did affect the investment, the businesses that pulled back, the fed did have to come in to do another quantitative easing and right now, the economy is not growing as it was growing in 1995, '96, when we had the last big major shutdown so we don't have enough margin to take in the hit. that's what i'm trying to say so
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what happens today affects the growth in 2014. that's where we need to start looking, if the debt ceiling is not raised, if there's too much theater with it and we have the default and we have that interest rate shooting up, that is going to bring this economy to its knees >> christine we always hear from politicians on both sides of the aisle. we really care about the economy. it's not recovering fast enough, we hear, and then they lay blame on either party, but here they are again playing around with the economy. why? >> it's politics, carol, really ugly, scary politics. it's 100% politics and i think that i really honestly think that some of them must not understand how it works. if they're waiting, if they're waiting to find out that main street's mad, if there's a shutdown you're still going to get your social security check. people say less government, great. if you go over the debt ceiling you wouldn't have people getting
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a social security check or wouldn't have certain government functions that are critical. we wouldn't be able to pay our lenders. then what main street would feel it. by the time main street can feel it it's too late. you've already told the world we don't have our act together and not going to pay our bills. you could have the stock market falterbally and interest rates shoot up high. it would hurt the whole world if they do this too late in the wrong way. >> i guess in the really sad part rhajeev, nobody knows how this is going to play out. the debt ceiling is october 1th, they need to make some decision by then but at least they have more time. >> there's also the funding for the government so what kind of a solution they come up with in the next three, four days, postpone 15 days, one month, one and a half months. why are they doing the resolutions for funding one and a half or two months, why not for a year? >> i don't think they can handle that. >> the common person is saying why can't you just get it done. >> it is their job! their only job is to run the
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government, to pass -- it's their job! they're not even doing their job. >> i think everyone would agree with that, christine romans. rhaj rhajeev dhawan, thank you for joining us. there's no crying in baseball unless you're the greatest closer ever and you're leaving your home field for the very last time. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever. you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year. we took care of your cold symptoms. you take him on an adventure. tylenol® has been the number 1 doctor recommended brand of pain reliever for over 20 years. but for everything we do, we know you do so much more. tylenol®.
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after 19 amazing seasons, the a tearful mariano rivera gave his final farewell to yankee fans last night. andy scholes has the bleacher report. this was touching. >> it certainly was. whether you were a yankees fan or not, watching rivera bid farewell got the waterworks
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going. after retiring four straight batters, derek jeter and andy pettitte came out to get him one last time. rivera very emotional started bawling embracing pettitte and jeter and there wasn't a dry eye in the stadium when rivera made his final walk towards the yankees' dugout. bud selig announced he will finally retire from his post after next season. he's been running baseball since 1992, his ten tour filled with controversy why a canceled world series to the steroid scandal but many accomplishments like inner league play and expanding of the post season. selig will be 80 years old when he steps down in 2015. san francisco 49ers looked like they may have shaken off their super bowl hangover, colin kaepernick took criticism from fans after the team's two losses threw two touchdowns last night and frank gore for more than 150
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yards on the ground, niners crushed the rams 35-11, to even their record at 2-2. you know the iconic world war ii photograph raising the flag on iwo jima? the navy swimming and diving team recreated the scene for their team picture this year and check it out, underwater. how they did this, i don't know. they must have been holding weights and whatnot but it certainly is an impressive photo. trending right now, bleacherreport.com, yankees second baseman robinson cano is seeking in free agency. he wants a ten-year deal worth more than $300 million. >> oh, come on! >> and carol that would be the richest contract in sports history and to put it in perspective the red sox dustin pedroia, eight years, $110 million. what cano is asking for is
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outrageous, right? >> does he realize he's 31-year-old? >> it's not like he's 25 asking for a ten-year deal and you got to think the yankees probably won't want any more of the ten-year a-rod contracts on their books. >> announcer: that would be really unwise. andy schultz, thank you. here's what's all new when the next hour of newsroom a blockbuster report on climate change out this morning, dire predictions that cities like miami could be underwater within decades. >> by the mid part of the century, 2050, 2060, most of the barrier islands in the world are going to have to be evacuated. >> can anything be done to stop it? plus hold the fries and pass the fruit. mcdonald's says it's taking on the obesity epidemic with some new menu changes. and some apple users claim the new ios operating system is making them sick literally. that's all new in the next hour of "cnn newsroom."
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clicking. he was pulling the trigger. >> that's right, the gun malfunctioned but then the suspect went outside and fired at a passing car, when he came back inside the gun jammed again. that man is now in police custody. a college student has been charged with federal ex-portion, the fbi says he hijacked the webcams of young women and blackmailed them after taking nude pictures. among his victims the current miss teen usa. the man was released on $50,000 bond and is now on home detention with electronic monitoring. the italian company that makes barilla pasta is facing a boycott after its president said same-sex couple also not be featured in its commercials. he says he prefers traditional families. this is what he said on radio 24 in italy. >> translator: i would never do a commercial with them, not for lack of respect for homosexual family but because we don't think like them. we think ours is a classic
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family. >> he went on to say if gays didn't like the policy they could eat another brand of pasta. it did not long for his comments and dug the hole deeper each and every time. he actually said this at one point. quote, with reference to statements i made yesterday, i apologize if my words have generated controversy or misunderstanding, or if they have hurt the sensibilities of some people. in the interview i simply wanted to highlight the central role of the woman in the family. so what exactly does that mean? i mean, what's the central role for a woman in the family, whipping up manicotti or lasagna? alison kosik is in new york. >> good question. with each apology, maybe he's digging that hole a little deeper. what's funny is for many american women, this is a joke, don't even know where the kitchen is. that's a joke.
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come on. we can laugh, right? no doubt about it, barilla is in hot water. the company actually put out a corporate statement after it made that initial statement from the president and put a big picture and banner up on its website, but the reality is many consumers aren't accepting that apology at this point. i want to show you some of the comments that are on social media. one of those quote, i would like my pasta without the side of hom homeophobia. and i'm italian, i'm gay, i'm married legally to a man, i have three adopted children. i had barrilla pasta for dinner tomorrow night. today, tomorrow and forevermore, i will choose another brand of pasta. you lose. one more, not good enough. i will be buying another brand from now on. your ceo has the right to his opinion and i have the right to spend my money elsewhere. here's the reality. this has the potential to hit barilla hard. it's a big company but sales could very well drop from this boycott. also, they have 8,000 employees
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in 30 locations so this has to hit close to home for some of them. while the company deals with the consumer backlash, it likely has internal issues to address as well. just to be fair here, this isn't the first time consumers have boycotted a company over its stance on lgbt rights. bars around the world have stopped serving russian vodka in protest of the country's anti-gay laws and consumers have boycotted chick-fil-a after its ceo expressed his opposition to same sex marriage. >> that didn't seem to hurt chick-fil-a's bottom line, right? >> not that we can see, no. >> we'll see what happens. still to come, some iconic actors have played james bond. wait until you hear who might be next on that list. [ female announcer ] we lowered her fever. you raise her spirits. we tackled your shoulder pain. you make him rookie of the year.
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abraham lincoln? >> things which are equal to the same thing are equal to each other. that's a rule of mathematical reasoning. it's true because it works. >> what is happening? >> when you put it that way, carol, would we say good-bye to daniel craig for abraham lincoln? daniel day lewis also played a gangster in "gangs of new york" so he can rough it up. here's what i say. maybe they will have dueling daniels as 007. here's what's happening. james bond is back in book form. in the newest adventure, it's called "solo" and the novel's author is causing a stir here among fans like carol, after he revealed who he thinks should play the super spy on screen. he is acclaimed author william boyd. he seems to suggest that the current actor holding the role, daniel craig, doesn't quite fit
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the bill for him. check out what he told the uk newspaper "the independent" this week. he said if there is going to be an actor to play my james bond i would choose another actor who has been in a film of mine and who is also called daniel. daniel day lewis, actually resembles the bond that fleming described. boyd says day lewis, who he worked with on "stars and bars" is more the body type that fleming imagined, tall, lean, rangy, dark haired, very good-looking man. not fair-haired a ee eed and mu like daniel craig. daniel day lewis has not expressed any interest in this role. after he won the oscar for lincoln last year, he announced he would try to take time off from acting and said he needed a break for a couple years. i can imagine. maybe you don't have to worry. but look at him. he's dapper. he could be bond. >> no, nischelle. >> daniel craig is my favorite. i will say that. but if they're going to change, he's not a bad change.
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trouble? plus, two cantaloupe farmers are facing charges after one of the deadliest outbreaks of food-borne illness in u.s. history. so why now, two years later? and apple's newest software turns heads and apparently stomachs, too. some customers say it's making them sick. the second hour of "newsroom" starts now. good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us. we begin this morning with a blockbuster report on global warming. just released by the united nations, it shows that the world is indeed getting hotter. sea levels are indeed rising, and humans are mainly to blame. scientists say they are 95% sure the things we do have contributed to a jump in temperatures across the globe during the last 60 years. some of the more dire
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predictions suggest that some cities like miami might be under water within a few decades, and miami is where we find cnn meteorologist chad myers to tell us more about this. good morning, chad. >> good morning, carol. you know, on wednesday, we drove here and i saw water in the streets on miami beach. there was water in the streets. i said you know what, it hasn't rained all day, what's going on, is there a water main break and they all looked at me and said no, dude, it's high tide. i went high tide, how can it possibly be flooding just because of high tide. well, in the fall, the water is warm. warm water expands. the tides are higher because of the moon and the sun interaction and literally, miami beach is already flooding. there's no denying the fact that this is going on. i talked to some experts and some of their predictions are pretty scary. >> the ocean is rising quicker than in decades past and predictions made by some research scientists make the suggestion sound pretty dire.
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>> by the midpart of the century, 2050, 2060, most of the barrier islands in the world are going to have to be evacuated. >> that includes miami. it's hard to imagine iconic miami beach deserted, but it's obvious that rising water is already a common problem here. on a sunny day, a high tide is enough to flood some streets. >> we live on limestone. limestone is like a sponge so we really can't use levees to hold back the water. >> while the city continues to find ways to deal with the excess water, many experts say there's no way to stop it. >> we saw barricades and sandbags all along alton because the water just sits there during high tide. let's put one more foot of water on top of this, just say one foot sea level rise, from here for miami beach. what does that look like? you're telling me every single street that's blue will have water in it if we get a one foot rise in sea level? >> yeah. and the tides if we get king tides, it will be higher than
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this. but this is essentially showing you the places that are going to be affected first. >> the important thing is to keep observing what's happening, look at all the projections and then come back to the policy makers and say here's the action you have to take. >> the southeast florida climate change compact has been hired to mitigate the harsh consequences of climate change. >> they're not sticking their heads in the sand. they know this is a real problem. >> carol, it's happening. it's here. we can see it. i saw it with my own eyes. in fact, i didn't even believe it, but it is warming. the water is going up, we can see it on the piers, we can see it on the pilings, we can see it on the growth on some of the pilings from where we were in 1945 to where we are now, 2013. now, we're talking about one foot. that was one foot. there are climate scientists that are talking six, not just one. so western part of miami beach
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may look more like venice. how do we stop that, fix it, and work with it? no one really knows. i'm talking about galveston and new orleans and tampa and ft. myers, not just south florida. all the cities along the coast, everybody wants to live on the water. the water's getting more dangerous. >> chad myers reporting live from miami this morning. a detroit bailout from the federal government? you decide. today, several members of president obama's cabinet will be in the city of detroit to hand out $300 million in federal grants. the money is just a drop in the bucket to what's needed. the city is $18 billion in the hole but you'll remember back in july, treasury secretary jack liu said the federal government would not bail out detroit. >> is there a federal bailout for detroit? >> detroit's got serious financial problems. they have been a long time in the making. we stand with detroit and have been working with them,
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technical advice, working with the kind of programs the federal government has to see if there's anything we can do to help. >> but no major federal help that you can see for detroit? >> through the normal federal programs, we will continue to work with them. >> detroit is just sort of shrunk before our very eyes. this is something detroit has to work out? >> detroit has serious challenges. we support detroit in its efforts, but detroit's going to have to work -- >> kind of moral support. >> -- it out with their creditors. >> poppy harlow has been covering what's been going down in detroit. how would you characterize this? is this normal channels for the federal government or is it a bailout that might get bigger over time? >> good morning, carol. no, i want to make very clear here this is not a bailout. this is not going to be a bailout. i would call this like an emergency band-aid for detroit for the services it needed most. i'm told by the emergency managers office in detroit that they were told unequivocally by
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the white house in april you're not getting a bailout. politically we can't get the votes and every other city in need would come to us for a bailout if you got one. let's look at what detroit is getting this morning, about $300 billion in federal grant money, $150 million to go fix what you're seeing on your screen which are those blighted properties, abandoned homes. 70,000 of them in detroit. they will try to clean those up because they are dangerous for the city. $140 million will go to transportation like city buses and a light rail system. $30 million in public safety. that's really important. they are going to beef up the police, they are going to beef up firefighters, 150 new firefighters, new emergency equipment. things that detroit residents really need and are really suffering from, but this is not a bailout. i want to make it really clear, when we were talking about the bankruptcy back in july when the city filed for the biggest bankruptcy ever in american history, we talked about city workers and city retirees. this isn't going to change their situation.
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they're not all of a sudden going to get more of the pension money that they were promised or their health care benefits that are likely going to get cut. it's not going to fix that. this is going to fix the emergency situation in the city of detroit right now in about an hour's time, we will have a lot of representatives from the white house meeting with the governor of michigan, the mayor of detroit, the emergency manager, sitting down at the table to discuss this and then publicly announce it at about 1:00 eastern. >> so why did the white house decide to get involved at this particular time? >> so kevin orr, the emergency manager of detroit who took over the city's finances a few weeks after he started his job, he went to the white house and basically asked for help. they said, as i mentioned, no bailout, that's not happening, but what's interesting is that in august, about a month after the bankruptcy announcement, senator carl levin i am told from michigan went to kevin orr, the emergency manager, and said here's a list, i'm talking dozens and dozens of grants where i think detroit could get
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some money, so that list was taken to the white house and i'm told that that's when the discussion to help detroit really began in a concrete manner, and they have been able to pull money from these different entities to help detroit. whether this is going to get bigger or not is yet to be seen. this is not going to be a federal bailout, it's not going to change the situation for the city workers there, not going to change the situation for the creditors, but hopefully it's going to help the people that are waiting too long for police to come, that are looking at all these abandoned properties and that are really suffering in the city right now. >> poppy harlow reporting live this morning. thanks so much. checking our other top stories at nine minutes past the hour, the united nations security council could vote on a draft resolution that would eliminate syria's chemical weapons program. last month, 1400 people were killed in what the united states and other western nations say was a chemical weapons attack by the syrian government. if this resolution is approved, syria could face legally binding
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obligations if it does not comply. but breaking the resolution may not automatically mean military action. it's a nightmare scenario for every airline passenger and it played out overnight in the skies over idaho. a united airlines flight had to make an emergency landing when the pilot suffered a heart attack. the flight was heading from houston to seattle when the copilot diverted the aircraft to boise, idaho. once the plane landed, paramedics rushed the pilot to the hospital. sadly, he later died. a man tumbles off a subway platform in boston. he walked off the edge of the platform and was lying on the tracks. you see him there. but you see three people rushing to help him and they managed to get him to safety. a spokesperson for the transit authority says trains were stopped so the man was never in any danger of being struck. still to come in the "newsroom" their cantaloupe farm was linked to one of the biggest food-borne illness outbreaks in u.s. history. the two men that ran that farm are facing criminal charges. we'll talk about that.
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owners of a colorado cantaloupe farm are facing federal charges this morning. this after a deadly listeria
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outbreak killed 33 people and sickened nearly 150 more. this all happened two years ago. ryan and eric jenson face various misdemeanors after both the centers for disease control and the fda linked their facility to the illness. an attorney for 46 families affected says he was happy that the u.s. attorney realized criminal charges were appropriate. now, the son of one of the victims is speaking out about his final days and the men the government says are responsible. >> when 92-year-old paul schwartz senior ate cantaloupe contaminated with listeria at a restaurant back in august 2011, his health quickly collapsed. >> on the morning of the 19th, he woke up and he couldn't move his legs. his condition gradually got worse. he didn't know us. the last time he spoke my name -- >> paul died in december, a victim of one of the largest food-borne disease outbreaks in
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u.s. history. farmers who grew, cleaned and shipped the tainted melons were arrested in colorado and now face federal charges. >> way overdue. way overdue. >> paul's son says the six years in jail the two men may face aren't nearly enough. >> their life would be better, but you've got to be realistic and follow by whatever the law is. >> now he's become an advocate for more expansive food safety legislation. >> a piece of cantaloupe shouldn't kill you. shouldn't lead to your death. >> thanks to our affiliate for that report. the jenson brothers, the farmers, have entered pleas of not guilty. they were released on $100,000 bond, but i would like to talk about this because it's so unusual. cnn legal analyst paul cowan is here this morning. good morning. >> good morning, carol. >> so criminal charges like these are rare but gosh, i can't count how many -- how much food in the united states has been affected by things like listeria and nobody has ever been charged. why in this case were these
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farmers charged, do you think? >> prosecutors had a hard time coming up with charges, actually. as serious as this case is, it involved 33 deaths in 28 states, lot of people sickened and killed by this, they really could only come up with two charges that applied and those were both misdemeanor charges. now they're facing six years in prison and $1.5 million in fines but the charges the federal prosecutors finally came up with are charges that say if you put adulterated food into the system, you can be charged. you don't have to have an intent to do it. even if you do it accidentally. that's what they're charged with. it was basically they were using unclean equipment that wasn't spraying the cantaloupe to kill the bacteria properly, and they sold the cantaloupes, put them in the system, and 33 people dead. 46 families suing, a cdc, centers for disease control, investigation that reads like a
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medical novel. in the end, they tracked it back to this one farm that the jenson brothers operated and they're now going to be prosecuted. >> so is the government alleging that they did this on purpose or was it accidental? >> no, they're only alleging that they did it, and what happened was they bought some kind of a machine that's normally used to process potatoes and clean potatoes, and they didn't put the right type of chlorine which is a cleaning agent that's used to clean the cantaloupe into the machine, then they went on and sold the product, but that's enough under the statute, because you have a responsibility as a food processor to know what you're doing. we think the fda was involved in this, we think about the fda investigating drugs. well, food can be more dangerous than drugs if it's not processed properly. that's why we have these laws. but it's very, very rare to see a criminal prosecution. i can only find a record of four in the last ten years across the united states.
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>> so if this prosecution is successful, could it impact food safety laws in the country? >> well, i think it will, because i think there are a lot of farmers out there who are probably unaware that they could be led away in handcuffs if they don't run a clean, safe facility. as a matter of fact, when these guys were arrested, even though it's a misdemeanor trial, misdemeanor charge, they were brought into federal court in shackles as if they were charged with homicide. so the federal government has taken this very, very seriously and i think it sends an important message. >> paul callan, thanks for your insight. we appreciate it. >> thank you, carol. we'll be right back. americans take care of business. they always have. they always will. that's why you take charge of your future. your retirement. ♪ ameriprise advisors can help you like they've helped millions of others. listening, planning, working one on one. to help you retire your way... with confidence. that's what ameriprise financial does.
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if you own an iphone or ipad, apple's newest software may be enough to turn your stomach. customers are saying all the movements and zooming around are leaving them reeling from motion sickness. some are even reporting vertigo-like symptoms. come on. >> they are. they are. you know where they're reporting this? people are flocking to apple's online forum complaining about this motion sickness while they use the new ios operating
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system. turns out this operating system animates the apps, they fly in and out of the screen and get you all over the place. some people are saying it's making them nauseous. here's the reality of this zoom animation. it's not brand new but for some strange reason it's more intense on this version of ios. i want to show you some of the comments on this apple forum. they are pretty descriptive. one person saying this is everywhere on the ios 7, making me nauseous, giving me a headache. it's exactly how i used to get carsick if i tried to read in the car. another saying i have the same problem after using it for two minutes, i felt nauseous. a totals of 183 comments so far on this thread. they are also chatting it up on twitter. some people say they have actually downgraded back to the previous version of ios because you cannot turn this zoom animation off. or you can do as i do, ignore the fact that the little red exclamation point is saying upgrade, ignore it which is what i'm doing until hopefully the bugs are fixed. >> you just showed that effect, that was making me nauseous.
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we'll take your advice and do the same thing. is apple saying anything? has it addressed what's a problem to some? >> we did put in calls, we put in e-mails into apple. we haven't heard back yet. but you can really sense that frustration from people on the forum. they are basically saying customer support is kind of sending it up the chain to apple and those who are experiencing this are urging others to call apple and leave more feedback to hopefully make an impact to try to change this. but you know how these things go. it's a low road. >> yes, it is. thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom," is it still a happy meal if it's healthy? mcdonald's unveils big, big changes to its happy meal menu and its marketing. you really love, what would you do?" ♪ [ woman ] i'd be a writer. [ man ] i'd be a baker. [ woman ] i wanna be a pie maker. [ man ] i wanna be a pilot.
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a former montana high school teacher convicted of raping a 14-year-old student is now free. he's out of prison. stacy rambold was released thursday after just spending one month behind bars. not the mandatory minimum sentence of two years. that brief sentence sparked outrage across the nation, in addition to comments from the judge that seemed to pin the blame on the victim. kyung lah joins me to tell us more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. stacy rambold, that man you're talking about, is enjoying his first full day of freedom after that one-month sentence you were just talking about, but if prosecutors get their way, it could be a short-lived reprieve from jail. stacy rambold sped out of state prison, a free man, checking in with his parole officer. hi, stacy. i'm kyung lah from cnn. can i ask you a few questions? you checking in with your parole officer? >> he dashed in, his head down.
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a short time later -- >> reporter: can i chat with you a little longer, sir? talking about your one-month sentence. left for home, a former teacher not answering any questions from cnn about his one-month jail sentence. rambold was arrested in 2008 and as he awaited trial, his young victim was tormented by other students for being a rape victim. before the case was heard, she took her own life. to add insult to injury, the man who was supposed to represent justice, judge todd beaugh, sentenced him to one month behind bars, saying the teenaged victim seemed older than her chronological age and was as much in control as the then 49-year-old rambold. the judge, who has also repeatedly ducked cnn's questions, has since admitted the sentence may have been illegal. state laws mandate a two-year
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minimum for this crime. rambold is now a registered sex offender and faces this long list of probation and parole conditions. 59 of them, to be exact. he can't be around children, go to a bar, get on the internet or even open up a checking account. what's more, this may not be the end of his legal story. prosecutors have filed an appeal with the state supreme court and hope to put him back behind bars. >> i see hope on the horizon. i think as long as we know that it's happening, we can acknowledge it and we can do something to change it. >> reporter: hoping to finally find justice that has so far failed them. but the wheels of justice moving very slowly in this case. that appeal with the state supreme court is not expected to be heard for the next six to 18 months. carol? >> kyung lah reporting live from montana this morning, thank you. checking our other top stories at 29 minutes past the
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hour, the world is getting hotter and a new u.n. report says that humans are largely to blame for that. scientists who looked at the jump in global temperatures over the last 60 years said human activity is responsible for at least half of that increase. the report also says that even if greenhouse gases are stopped today, climate change would go on for centuries. a college student has been charged with federal extortion. the fbi says he hijacked the web cams of young women and then blackmailed them after taking nude pictures. among his victims, the current miss teen usa. the man was released on $50,000 bond. he's now on home detention with electronic monitoring. caught on camera, a car going more than 100 miles per hour in a police chase on a florida highway slams into another vehicle and then careens off the road and goes up in flames. the driver was ejected. his teenaged passenger trapped in the burning vehicle. >> he's inside?
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>> yeah. >> try to get him out, bro. >> and they did, and they managed to rescue the 18-year-old passenger from that car wreck. two other people in another car were injured. the suspect faces a slew of felony charges. on to politics now. obama care set to roll out in just a few days, on october 1st, and we've asked you to weigh in. here's a sample of what one of our ireporters had to say. >> we've been very hopeful that obama care would be implemented and give us the opportunity not to get a free ride or free insurance or have everything paid for, you know, but health care costs are astronomical. they are financially out of reach for most hard-working americans. >> of course, there's a lot of disagreement with that statement and nowhere is the division deeper than on capitol hill.
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the federal government faces a potential shutdown in just over three days and a political tug-of-war over obama care is tightening the noose. both sides accusing the other of holding negotiations hostage. listen to this fake ransom call put out by the democratic national committee. >> american people, this is the gop. we have your economy. >> the president says i'm not going to negotiate. well, i'm sorry, but it just doesn't work that way. >> we are for cutting spending, we're for reforming our tax code, reforming entitlements. what we're not for is negotiating with people who have a bomb strapped to their chest. >> wow. cnn's chief congressional correspondent dana bash joins us from washington this morning. think they'll overcome all their differences in three days, dana? >> yep. it's kumbaya, happening right now. just kidding. no. no, i don't think they are going to overcome their differences. the question is how they are going to work through this, what has become so complicated and so
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unclear, what happens next. let's start with the first hurdle at hand which of course is the series of votes that the senate is going to have in about two and a half hours, which ultimately we believe will end up with a bill passing the senate, keeping the government running for two months without defunding obama care. but of course, there's a lot of debate going on on the senate floor, people are trying to get their words in, their lines in, before these series of votes. let's just listen to a bit of color, some examples of that. >> here we are, i guess this is like the movie "high noon." the two sides are walking down the street. i just hope that like the movie "high noon" i hope the good guys win. in other words, i hope that reason and judiciousness and a sense of responsibility to the people of this country prevail. and not some knee-jerk reaction
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to what a few people in the house of representatives want to do to our government. >> the false promises of obama care have been shattered by the harsh realities of obama care, a law that was supposed to solve some of our biggest health care problems in the country has instead made those problems even worse. now we have a second chance. >> now, the most immediate drama, if you will, is going to be seeing how many republican votes ted cruz and his colleagues, mike lee and marco rubio, get for what they have been pushing for all week, the reason this has lasted all week in the senate, which is to defund obama care as part of funding the government. many republicans as we have been reporting, most republicans think that this is a bad strategy for a lot of reasons so we'll be able to see just how ted cruz fares in this. he has a lot of support and is trying to keep the momentum going even now from the grassroots to call these
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republicans and get them to vote his way. we'll see what the number ends up. >> are they going to be working through the weekend? >> oh, yes. they will be working through the weekend. but what is so fascinating and maybe even we can say disturbing at this point is that we don't know what the game plan is going to be from here on out. it is incredibly fluid. so what we do know is that assuming that all goes as planned and the senate ultimately votes to fund the government for two months at the end of these votes, then of course it's in the house's court. house republican leaders don't know exactly how they're going to craft their response. they've said very clearly that they don't want to just pass what the senate passes, they are going to put their own stamp on it, but in talking to democratic leadership aides in the senate, they have said look, we really mean it. if the house comes back with some of their priorities, even things that tend to have some support among democrats like getting rid of a medical device tax on the obama care law, things like that, they said we're not even going to touch
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it. we're not going to go for it. we will reject that. so this is where we're really going to have the tit for tat and you know, the game of chess is going to get to a real high stakes area when we're going to see that back and forth. it is possible, carol, that if they really are down to the wire, that the house might pass a one week stopgap measure just to keep the government running. if they do that, a democratic source tells me the senate will approve that, but again, these are big ifs. it is very fluid. house republicans just don't know which way they're going to go and that's in large part because they have that 40 or so member group in their caucus who make it very difficult for them to make decisions because they are very principled, they would say, and other people would say they just don't get the practicality of the numbers, the hard numbers or the raw numbers. >> we'll see what happens. thank you, dana. more on some very scary
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moments in the sky. a pilot on a united airlines flight from houston to seattle suffered a heart attack. the boeing 737 diverted to boise, idaho, and made an emergency landing. but the pilot later died at a hospital. cnn's renee marsh joins us now to tell us more about this drama in the skies. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. you know, this happened late last night. 161 passengers and six crew members on board when that 737 going from houston to seattle had to be diverted to boise. now, the airline has just confirmed to cnn that the captain who suffered the heart attack midflight sadly has died, and we just pulled in the audio of the first officer speaking to air traffic control, making sure that medical assistance would be ready when they arrived. take a listen. all right. so we don't have that audio, carol, but on it, you can hear that the first officer is saying that we have a man down, that chest compressions were going on
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at the point that he was calling, and again, he was trying to make sure that paramedics would be waiting for them when they landed. a passenger told cnn affiliate that one of the crew members asked if a physician was on board. they asked that over the loudspeaker. we should tell you that the flight did land safely and paramedics did meet the plane. the captain was taken to the hospital. we did some digging. we called the faa and reached out to some of our sources and here's what we know. commercial pilots under the age of 40 must have annual physical evaluations. when they are over the age of 40, they must get those physicals twice a year. carol? >> but you know, sometimes tragic things happen. it's just, i mean, it's fantastic they were able to land safely and all the passengers are safe and sound, but so sad for that pilot's family. thank you so much. renee marsh reporting live from washington. still to come, expired food for sale?
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i know you've had this experience. you go to the fridge, pick out something to eat, but before you can get all excited about the meal you're about to make, you notice your food is past that all-important sell by date. so your next stop is throw it in the trash can and then you go to a restaurant and eat some food there. but now a former trader joe's president is saying not so fast. he's opening up a store in boston to sell expired food and fight food waste. joining me now from greenville, south carolina is kat kinsman. good morning, kat. >> good morning, carol. >> kind of dive in and tell us
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why he's doing this again. he wants to sell expired food to whom exactly? who's going to buy that? >> well, it's not actually all that radical a proposition and he's not saying to go and dumpster dive for cans of tuna or any of that. it's actually really common practice. there are grocery auctions all over the country on a regular basis where people buy -- i think we have to talk about what expired means. i think a lot of people see those dates on the food and think oh, my gosh, i'm going to die if i eat this. >> i do. >> well, the truth is, the sell-by date is actually guidance for stores so they can properly rotate their stock and know how long to keep something on the shelf, and the best by date and use by dates are actually for freshness, not for safety. the stuff is not actually federally mandated. the only food items that do have any sort of federal warning on them are infant formula and infant food and that's just because some of the nutrients can go bad. the rest of the stuff is maybe
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going to get a little bit stale. you should use your nose and check to see if it's safe but for the most part it's perfectly usable food and around the globe, 1.2 to 2 billion metric tons of this are wasted every year. >> wow. okay. i get what you say about the sell-by date. but if i have like say a bag of spinach and we've heard a lot of bad things can happen to bagged spinach, right, so how long after that sell-by date or use by date -- i mean, is it palatable for me to eat that? is it a month, two months, a week, what is it? >> there's actually a great website that has eliminated a lot of the guesswork for this. fmi.org, it's called the food keeper and you can put in whatever food it is and they give you guidance on it. really, the best things that you have at your disposal are your eyes and nose and see if it still seems like it's healthy to eat. really, the best thing you can
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do up front to not waste this food and not waste this money is to just do a really few simple things to eliminate waste as soon as you come home from the grocery store. >> this trader joe's guy should be opening up more grocery stores like that across the country? it will be interesting to see how many people buy products in that store. >> you would be really surprised by how many people actually participate in these food auctions. they are getting really great deals on snacks and condiments. less so with perishable foods like dairy, et cetera, but if people are tossing out perfectly usable bags of rice, that's a problem. >> that's true. fmi.org is the website. fmy? >> fmi, food safety resources food keeper. >> thank you very much. i'm going there after this newscast is done. thank you very much. we appreciate it. be sure to check out the blog.
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speaking of food, mcdonald's is changing its menu to help tackle the obesity problem. we'll talk to alison kosik about it next. [ male announcer ] when you have sinus pressure and pain, you feel...squeezed. congested. beat down. crushed. as if the weight of the world is resting on your face. but sudafed gives you maximum strength sinus pressure and pain relief. so you feel free. liberated. released.
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of water? alison kosik is in new york to tell us more about mcdonald's new plan. good morning. >> carol, is it bad i would actually choose the fries over the salad? i think i am in the minority because the competition is heating up among the fast casual restaurants to offer more healthy options. mcdonald's is about to offer a choice of sides and value meals, not just the french fries. it will offer salad, fruit or vegetables at no extra cost. it made this announcement at the clinton global initiative. its ceo was right there onstage with bill clinton. this change is going to begin rolling out next year in the u.s. and the plan is to make this option available in 20 of its biggest markets around the world. mcdonald's also changing how it markets its food to children. look at its happy meal packaging, it will change to emphasize healthy eating themes and promote water, milk and juice, not soda, as happy meal beverage choices because we know how impressionable the kids are. >> we do. alison kosik, thanks so much.
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still to come in the "newsroom" the rivalry express bus rolls into texas. [ male announcer ] this is pam. her busy saturday begins with back pain, when... hey pam, you should take advil. why? you can take four advil for all day relief. so i should give up my two aleve for more pills with advil? you're joking right? for my back pain, i want my aleve. you're joking right? we got the ball rolling. in cities across the country, coca-cola joined with communities and local leaders to roll out a summer filled with activity. from atlanta to l.a., people all over found that getting moving can be fun. in fact, it can be a day at the beach! all in all, we inspired three million people to rediscover the joy of being active. now, let's keep it going all year long and make a difference... together.
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opens today and a familiar figure is finally back. workers have finished erecting a new version of big tex, the 52 foot statue that welcomes fair goers. there he is. remember this, last october an electrical fire destroyed nearly all of big tex. a san antonio company rebuilt the statue at a cost of half a million dollars, and now big tex rises again. besides the state fair, there's a big state rivalry in texas. tcu is taking on smu tomorrow in the battle for the iron skillet. carlos diaz is on the tcu campus in ft. worth where things got crazy this morning. good morning. >> reporter: carol, you know me. you know me to be a very loquacious, exuberant kind of person. i got nothing left. after this morning, it was crazy here at tcu. smu, their students showed up. i got paint all over my arm right here still. it's the remnants of one crazy morning here for rivalry express. you don't believe me? take a look.
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guys, hit it. all right. here we go. we have tcu taking on smu. one, two, three. i'm not seeing any smu fans anywhere -- oh, look out! the winning team basically, this is their bragging rights right here. he's about to charge! sorry about that. don't interrupt me. they're telling me how great i look in my new smu stuff. any advice for when i eat this? >> chew fast. >> they have concocted the most amazing tailgating mobile i have ever seen. i'm ashamed of you. it is a serious rivalry -- oh, come on. seriously, again? that is a man sweater you have there, my friend. it's the tcu/smu rivalry express. i'm flipping you the frog right now, baby. >> reporter: that's right. these schools have been battling since 1915 and i never had a party like they had this morning. these guys battle for the iron skil skillet on this brand new renovated field behind me.
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$165 million in renovations. it's an amazing kind of camden yards kind of feel here, intimate setting at tcu. don't forget, the other two big games this weekend as far as rivalry goes, in the s.e.c. you got georgia taking on lsu right there in georgia. it will be an unbelievable matchup. then in my neck of the woods, big ten country, you got ohio state and wisconsin going at it. this has become a very intense rivalry over the last few years. i got a little bit left. i got a little bit left there. had a little bit left. there you go. you brought it out of me. >> i was amazed that through it all your hair stayed that way. you have amazing product in there, carlos. >> reporter: i'm just saying, it's 14 pounds of product is what it is. it's more hairspray than the entire new kids on the block had in the '90s. very nice. >> carlos diaz, thanks so much. wanted, one stuffed ar armadillo stolen from willie
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nelson, all caught on camera. here's jeanne moos. >> reporter: this is a live armadillo. this is a stuffed one. after a live performance by willie nelson, his band's taxidermied armadillo was snatched. it's enough to give you the willies. surveillance video at the capital theater in new york shows a woman wandering on the stage as it's being dismantled. watch her pick up the stuffed armadillo. she looks around, exits the stage, even talks to a security guard while holding the ar armadillo behind her. what kind of person would stoop to stealing an armadillo? willie asked fans to help us find the woman in this video who stole it. it was given to willie a few years ago and the band adopted him as a mascot.
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now fans are suspiciously eyeing every armadillo for sale on ebay listed as used but in good shape. next thing you know, a restaurant chain decided to shell out a reward. the texas roadhouse chain has its own andy the armadillo mascot and business ties to willie nelson. >> our potatoes are as loaded as the folks at a willie nelson concert. >> reporter: they give away willie nelson braids attached to a bandanna. the restaurant is offering a $1,000 gift certificate for information leading to the return of the armadillo. >> it's appalling to us. somebody needs to armadillo up and put this behind us. >> reporter: tracking ticket purchasers, the theater says there is a suspect, though other armadillos may be alive and well, it's the taxidermied one that willie nelson is missing. ♪ you were always on my mind >> reporter: this one is wanted dead, not alive.
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