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center, forced to test before another hearing on obama care. plus incognito. >> can we ask you how your trip to l.a. went? >> no further comment. >> the suspended dolphin back in miami waiting to find out what the nfl is going to do with him. also -- >> let's be very honest, airlines or companies in any industry don't merge for consumer benefit. >> what that means for your next flight. >> i think it's a win for the low cost carrier. >> health alert. why your bad cholesterol number may not matter anymore. you're live in the cnn "newsroom." good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. we begin in washington with an event one you white house official calls unfortunate and
unnecessary. todd park, he's the chief administration officer the man charged with fixing the obama care website. but he will be talking to the house oversight committee and the latest congressional hearing on the health care law. there have been five hearings since the launch, and two more are scheduled for this week. and the controversy around obama care seems to be having an impact on the support of the president. a new poll, 39% approve of how the president is doing his job. that's compared with a r 54% who disapprove. jim acosta is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. senior admin strags official tells cnn that the long awaited numbers of obama care will be out today. democrats are joining forces up on capitol hill to hold the
president to his promise, if if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. >> when it comes to obama care, it's not just the president versus republicans anymore. even the most loyal democrats in congress say it's time to fix it. >> we need to be open to constructiontive changes to make this law work better. >> one leading proposal from a senator, would make him keep his promise. >> it is very upsetting to someone who supported it this bill to have this gummed up. but i think it can be fixed. >> reporter: the democratic con infection shuns picked up steam. >> i personally believe that even if it takes changing the law, the president should honor the commitment that the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got. >> reporter: white house officials say president obama
agrees but they won't say what changes he will support. >> so the president agrees even if it takes changing the law? >> what i just said is that the president has instructed his team to look at a range of options. >> reporter: this has damaged the president's imagine. a new poll finds that 39% of americans prove of the job he's doing. what's worse, 52% say they don't think he's honest and trust worthy. >> he is angry. he is right to be angry. he was not well served by his colleagues in the administration. >> former administration official told erin burnett the president and white house have learned important obama care lessons the hard way. >> you need experts. you need to trust. but even more, you need to verify. you can't go rushing the schedule when you get behind or you end up making more errors. >> reporter: on another front, the white house had been resisting allowing its chief
technology officer todd park to appear at a congressional hearing later on this morning. but last night the white house decided not to deny that and allow him to testify. you're light, he's going to be asked about the state of the website. perhaps those obama care signup numbers. and speaking of the website, we should also point out that the administration officials from the president on down have been cautioning americans that that website will not be fully functional and operational for the majority of consumers or all of them that need to get on the website and buy insurance. they're saying that the vast majority of consumers will be able to use that website. not everybody who is trying to get on at any given moment. i was told earlier this morning that a snapshot of the website today, is not the snapshot as it
will be on november 30th. >> the mona lisa of healthcare.gov has been revealed. her name is adegree awn in a and he told good morning america that her life has been forever changed and not for the better. she said that since her face has and on the website, she has been the victim of cyberbullies. >> and let everybody else say whatever they want. i'm a mother and i'm a wife. not not a professional model. >> she said she was told that her images could be used but she never expected that they would inspire so much hate. >> get out! whoever is that smiling lady. i'm not sure the new home page is an improvement. i think that's --
[ laughter ] >> the yoen roen why i wanted to be here was because of that. i say, i never went through that. but now i am. but it's some sort of the bul bullying. >> it is. >> but at the same time, you know, i thought i had to do this for my child. i'm here to stand up for myself and define myself. >> adding insult to injury, she said she was never paid for those photos. the heat may be turned up on obama care, a big chill fell over the eastern half of the country overnight. did you like that segue? all the way from texas to georgia, freeze warnings. you're looking at live pictures of new york city. that city getting another early dose of winter after yesterday's snow. here down south, it's even colder. the windchill made it feel like it was in the teens.
indra petersen is in new york. please tell me it's going to get warm. >> it actually is. for once you may like my today. i have good news. the cold front, the one that brought the snow, it it's so far offshore, by tomorrow this will all change. first let's talk about what we have to deal with today. these are the current temperatures. notice where you are. 33 degrees in atlanta right now. new york city below freezing at 30. and 20s in chicago. but this is without the winds that we have. we add in the windchill, and it drops. you go down to 27 in atlanta. chicago feels like 14. boston right now feels like 17. this wechbt all the way down even into the south. that's what we're dealing through the afternoon. we're warming up, but not really when you talk about highs only in the 30s for boston and new york city. atlanta in the 40s. many places here just 15, 20 degrees below normal for this time of year. here is the good news. it is the change.
this high pressure that's bringing all the cold air in from canada is going to be moving east. and once it moves east, we get on the back side the high and we see the winds coming out of the south. that means we warm up. here is the good stuff you were waiting for. temperatures, bam, right back to normal or close enough by tomorrow. you will feel so much better, and so will i. >> you've already made me feel better. thank you. i appreciate it. let's talk about the miami follow fins and richie incognito. he's back in miami, although he's not with the dolphins. he was seen arriving at the airport yesterday. his suspension in the and bullying is still in place. they have to decide by december 2nd whether to put put him back on the roster or cut him. in the meantime they say they'll wait to talk with martin until after -- that meeting will
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gearing up for a rumble of a jumble. those are his words. in just about 30 minutes, ford will fight to keep his job before the city council. it will be a tough fight after this. >> yes, i have smoked crack cocaine. but no, do i? am i an addict? no. have i tried it, probably in one of my drunken stupors. >> and then there was this video where he threatened to kill someone. they're asking him to apologize for misleading people and to cooperate with with police and take a leave the absence. tom ford isn't giving up. he says he's making changes in his percentage life and defending his political record. >> talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words. >> how are you trying to convince them that you don't need a leave of absence -- >> i was lake effected to come
down here and save taxpayer's money. i've saved more money than any mayor in topical's history. and that's what i'll continue to go tomorrow. >> welcome. >> hell hoe. >> so you have a busy morning. what do you expect the mayor and his brother to say before the council today? >> clearly in toronto we have an unfit mayor at this time for the mayor's chair. many of us have been asking him, and pleaing with him to take a leave of absence. we now have a poll indicating that 76% of the people want him to step aside. people feel he can't do it while he's in office. today at the city council, we're going to be debatindebating. a kuchl issues, one is to ask him to take that leave of absence formally. and the other is to direct this
to city hall. >> the mayor says it's going to be a rumble in a jungle. he's not going down without a fight. will city council try to thwart his remarks in any way? >> he's proven to be a steadfast leader. he's been taunting council and the police to say, come and arrest me. this is really very indicative of his behavior. and i don't think he's going to get the fight he's looking for. city council are tire of this and we want to move on with the city's business. we have a wonderful city here in toronto. beautiful culinary experiences. we celebrate our diversity. and we want to move ahead with the pressing issues that face our city on a day-to-day basis. >> it is a beautiful city. you were talking about the mayor taunting. just yesterday he was signing his official mayor ford bobble heads raising money for charity. those sold out and now some of
them are going for more than $300 on ebay. what does that say to you? he's doing this the day before he's set to appear before city council. >> i think some people are buying them because their part of fordnation. he is becoming notorious as a mayor in toronto. we're getting international headlines, which is a bit upsetting for the residents. we feel it's starting to harm our international reputation, our brand as a city, and possibly even business activities. we don't want that to happen. we want it to be stable. as i said, it's a dynamic city. and our focus as a city council is moving the agenda ahead. and putting this side show to the side. >> if city council isn't successful in hits efforts today, will it help if the police released video of the mayor actually smoking that crack? >> well, there is more
information coming out. we understand there's more videos to come out. we understand that transcripts may be released, therefore disclosing more information. but the truth is no matter what city council does today, it's up to the mayor. city council can't dictate it. we can only encourage and urge him to do it, to take a leave of absence, and address his percentage issues. so unfortunately it's really at the end of the day, it's autopsy to the mayor. all we can do is give him a slight slap on the wrist. >> councillor, thank you for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thanks, carol. >> you're welcome. more food, water and other aid is arriving in the philippines. but many victims of the typhoon are having trouble getting to it. this morning, four more aircraft left japan to help the marines in the philippines. and you can see here, more help is landing in cebu. thousands of pounds of supplies have arrived so far. but more than 2 million people
are in need of food. and people suffering in the hardest hit areas are not getting the help they need. we' andrew stevens is there this morning. >> the effort has ramped up. but the positives are still being outweighed by huge negatived. there is still no relief in this city for most the people. the situation is increasingly desperate. for the first time in six days, small signs of relief. >> we need more people to help -- to help this situation. >> reporter: desperately needed food, water, and medical supplies are finally getting to some of the hard-hit areas of the philippines. the u.s. military has two navy ships heading to the region and at least 250 service members on the ground. the extent of the devastation
becomes more real by the day. >> everything is gone. our houses of the everything. there's nothing to eat, nothing to drink. >> reporter: this first wave of recover isn't enough to help the thousands who have lost everything filipinos like this woman aren't searching for hope, she's desperately looking for the rest of her family. her husband and three of her six children found among the dead. countless images of desperation. victims praying for help. looking to get out. and weighing for answers on what to do next. people living and eating in make-shift homes alongside the remains of their children. husbands and wives whose lives were cut short by this storm. >> mama. >> as survivors help in the cleanup effort, they make heartbreaking discoveries like this. a make-shift coffin along the side of the road. a baby just 1 year and 3 months
old. lit just by candlelight, the city of tacloban makes their -- >> we have nothing to eat. i hope you are there watching and you see us on tv. we need help. >> reporter: now, there's two and a half thousand son tons in aware house in this city which has been opened and now being shipped out to some of the most desperately in need. i mean, there is no doubt that this aid is going to make an enormous difference. but it is an enormous task to feed and particularly to water and get medical supplies to so many people who still need it. >> andrew stevens live in the philippines this morning. still to come in the "newsroom", should you be on drugs for your cholesterol? you might be surprised. 70 million americans may soon
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chief medical consultant sanjay gupta joins us now. >> and they call this a shift in how we're actually approaching heart disease for doctors and in yours. and but also, as you say, maybe $70 million people taking this one type of medication. here is a back story. if you've heard it once from your doctor, you've probably heard it a thousand times. know your numbers. blood pressure, 120/80 or less. bmi, under 25. and how about your bad cholesterol level, that sh you been under 100. but the new guidelines say that last number isn't so important anymore. why? they say regardless of what your numbers are, in most cases you might need to be on a cholesterol lowering statin drug. >> the new guidelines greatly expand the number of americans
that would be eligible to receive statin drugs. we would estimate from 34 million previously to as many as 72 million now. >> what are the new guidelines. if you have heart disease, you get a statin. if you have diabetes, type one or type two, you get a statin as well. other two, if you have genetically high cholesterol and your bad cholesterol is over 190, you're likely to get a prescription. and if you're between 40 and 75 and your ten-year risk of heart disease is over 7.5%, you'll get one too. now, although statins have pretty significant side effects including mufg pain, weakness, soreness, they say the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. >> the most compelling evidence is that prevent heart attack and probably stroke as well. the drugs that we use for treating cholesterol are safe.
they do have adverse effects, but the serious adverse effects are uncommon. >> his take is the new guidelines are finally catching up to the latest science on just how many lives could be impacted by these medications. >> okay. >> more drugs. >> more drugs. so that's the concern. some people simply don't like to take drugs. they figure they don't need them. pretty healthy right now, i'm borderline but i'm feeling pretty good. why do i have to take this drug? >> i count myself on that list. and i'll preface by saying, i wonder if this is a little bit of white flag waving. and now we're going in the other direction. a lot of this data has been out in some time. in terms of actually reducing the number of heart attacks and strokes, there does seem to be increasing evidence that people on the medication have that benefit.
whether it makes us live longer, that's not as much evidence to show that. those numbers may not make much of a movement. >> thanks so much. still to come in the "newsroom", the toronto city council about to hear from a defiant mayor rob ford. and obama care, back on the hot seat today as the white house's tech chief prepares to face congress. live report from washington, next. welcome back. how is everything? there's nothing like being your own boss! and my customers are really liking your flat rate shipping. fedex one rate. really makes my life easier. maybe a promotion is in order. good news. i got a new title. and a raise? management couldn't make that happen. [ male announcer ] introducing fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex.
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white house's top tech officer forced to answer questions for the house oversight committee. we'll monitor his testimony as he tries to explain the online debacle known as healthcare.gov. todd park is on cal toll hill. and that has some of issa's colleagues accusing him of derailing any fixes to the website. they're saying, it pains me to say this, but it's about trying to make sure there's another road block to make it work. joining me now is chief congressional correspondent dana bash. what is he hoping to find out today? >> reporter: certainly what the republicans are trying to figure out is what went wrong and why from todd parker.
he was subpoenaed in order to get him there. it wasn't a question of whether he was going to come but when. they want the him to be focused on on the issue at hand, which is fixing the website. but never the lez, he came because he had no choice. a lot is going to be a lot of the questions going on for him in terms of the past. but i think one of the most interesting things we're going to be looking for and members of panel will be looking for is any indication of when this website is going to be ready for prime time. looking towards the future. you certainly have heard the administration say that they hope it will be done by the end of the month, but november 30th. and these are the people who can answer the question about technically whether or not that is going to happen. and that is obviously the big issue. never mind sort of the past and the problems that have happened. but in terms of the future and people -- consumers out there
wanting to know when they can get yon to the website without waiting countless hours, that's a very big and important question. >> we do know the white house is supposed to release numbers as early as today, right? >> reporter: exactly. numbers on enrollment. they might be abe to answer that. although these are technical witnesses dealing with the website, security, with the chief i.t. people, unclear if they're going to sort of leave their lane and answer those questions. but you're right, we might get the enrollment numbers, official numbers, as soon as today. but with regard to the website, that's going to be an interesting thing to look for. but even more broadly, the whole question about the frustration that you're hearing from not only republicans but democrats. but also, the question of the president keeping his promise that people could keep their health care as he said.
that is something that is going -- i'm certainly going to be following and listening for. democrats in the hallways on capitol hill. but it might actually be seen in this hearing today because you have such a large panel of democrats who are again hearing from their constituents. not just about problems with these websites but letters and calls that they're getting canalling their insurance policies. >> and you're going to be monitoring this for us. when he begins his testimony, todd park, we'll go to him live. on to toronto now. there is a motion on the floor that recommends rob ford take a leave the absence. the mayor is expected to be in the chamber today. he's expected to be rather defiant. in fft, he termed it, it's going to be like a rumble in the jungle. we're in that room with paula.
>> reporter: good morning. we just saw the mayor come in. he has an air of confidence. carol, what they're going to do is debate this motion at city hall. the motion saying that the mayor should apologize to council and the city for misleading it. but they want the mayor to step down for a period of time to take care of what many admit, including the mayor, has been a very chaotic percentage life. having said that, the mayor and his supporters still saying that they absolutely do not think that he should have to step down no matter what. even if it means that he is dealing with the percentage problems. a very interesting poll out in the city, two-thirds of the city now believe that the mayor should either, either, step down or seek help. now the thing with the poll is it does still show a good base support, somewhere around 40% of the people who approve of the job that he's doing and do not want him to step down. >> i understand his brother is
going to make an appearance too. what role will he play in this? >> reporter: his brother has been his supporter in chief throughout all of this. many people have blamed him for not taking a more active role in his brother's percentage life. it certainly is his business, to try and make sure that he gets that under control. he's been steadfast. and saying, look, there's no reason he needs to step down. in early its of what we're going to see right now in the city council chambers, both brothers are saying, bring it on. doug ford himself said my brother is going to go through a public floging. they're saying we want this to be reasonable, responsible and quick. he is not expecting the fireworks pd and there goes mayor rob ford. he's just gone in and he'll be in city council chambers to face what his brother calls a public floging. >> when the mayor begins speaking, we'll go back to toronto and check back with you.
still to come in the "newsroom", problems with the obama care website aren't just on live. his poll numbers are taking a dive. will his signature legislation -- will it leave a negative impact on this president and how bad can it get? we'll talk about that. peace of mind is important when you're running a successful business. so we provide it services you can rely on. with centurylink as your trusted it partner, you'll experience reliable uptime for the network and services you depend on. multi-layered security solutions keep your information safe, and secure. and responsive dedicated support meets your needs, and eases your mind.
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care maybe taking a toll on how americans view president obama. a majority of the americans, 52%, say they do not believe he's honest and truth worthy. the same pole finds his approval rating at an all-time low at 39%. joining me now is ana navarro and charles blow. welcome to you both. charles, i'll start with you. i think the president would be most concerned about the numbers on his troth wore thinkness. this is the first time those numbers have sunk this low. this is hurting him. >> you're right. that's probably the number that would worry them more. i think the overall approval ratings, there's a lot that goes into that. to be honest, those swings are not huge in the sense that they're single digit, low single
digit drops. but the president has always on a percentage level been approve the prufl numbers. even if if you didn't like him and didn't like the -- his policies, on the percentage -- >> oh, come on, charles. all of his numbers are down. >> what are you saying? i was making a point. which is that, on tpersonal kwumts before that he always had, that was always higher than the approval numbers. now that hurts him. and i think that that is probably more worry soichl than the approval numbers himself. >> i'm sorry i interrupted you. you're right. i apologize. so probably the primary reasons these are slipping is because he promised that some of the people
could keep their plans and they can't. bill clinton came out and said he should keep that promise. >> i think he's going to need to do something. i was looking at the obama care related headlines today and they're pretty bad. it's capitol hill clinton wagging his finger at president obama and telling him honor your promi promise, honor your word. it's dianne feinstein, a blue state democratic senator saying i'm joining the push to amend and change this law. it's his approval numbers down. it's his trust worthiness numbers down. and the fact that the website might not be working by november 30th as they had also promised. he's going to have to doing do something about this because i think he is losing the trust of the american people. and not only that, obama care is losing the approval, trust and support of the american people. and you only get one chance to
make a first impression, and this one has not been good. >> charles, what should the president do? there are congressional hearings going on again today. and this will only further hurt the president. what should he do to stem this tide? >> i don't know exactly what he can do at this point. one is to take personal responsibility. the other thing is work feverishly on all fronts and try to fix the website problems. and i think they're trying to do that. the problem that the president confronts is something that's a bit bigger than what they can manage at this point because i think that it's -- it's kind of their hands. it's kind of a media narrative at this point and not a false media narrative. there's a problem. there's a credibility problem. and how do you overcome that without the actual fix?
and right now, we don't have the actual fix. and for as long as we don't have that fix, the media -- and that's a problem. >> what if todd park, the guy that's supposed to fix healthcare.gov, what if his testimony is outstanding? will people change their minds if he kind of says, everything is going to be okay, and just chill? will that help? >> i don't think you can really say. at this point it's about doing. part of it is a crisis of confidence issue. do you believe that the thing is fixed. the thing about the american people, they don't always concentrate on big complex things. but they do concentrate on simple things. and whether or not a website works or not is a very simple idea. whether or not you said that somebody could keep a health care plan that some people end up not being able to keep,
whether or not they were good or bad or whatever or whether or not the ones they may get may be more expensive or not, but they do understand the concept that something was said that turns out not to be precisely true in the way that it was said. things like that do sink in over time. and the fact that people are able to come to microphones and constantly say and use whatever adjective they want, debacle, whatever, over time, and now we have six weeks of this, eight weeks of it, it starts to sink in. and even people who are not really concentrating on the particulars of the really gigantic piece of legislation, that starts to set in on people. >> quick last work, ana. >> he could -- the chief technology officer could come in and sing opera and it's not going to make that much of a difference. people need to see results not
just words. it's about people being very angry at a broken promise and canceled policies. >> thanks so much. we're confining to monitor two live events. the house oversight committee, daryl issa is still making his opening statement. and we'll check into the toronto city council meeting where rob ford is expected to address them. we'll be right back. what would you do?"eally lo, ♪ [ 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. [ woman ] i'd be an architect. what if i told you someone could pay you and what if that person were you? ♪ when you think about it, isn't that what retirement should be, paying ourselves to do what we love? ♪
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when i get outside and somebody throws a egg or paint at me, i don't know. >> how are you going to react to that? >> exactly. >> you've got to see this video. two ladies sharing a drink at a college basketball game. and the lady on the left takes a big swig and says, try this. and she's finally going to try it. and safe to say she doesn't like it. that was at the wichita state game the other night. that was in the wee hours. you've got to do something to stay awake. >> i need some of that right now. >> thanks so much. the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts right now. four big events that we're watching this hour. a high stakes hearing on the obama care website in the hot seat, the man in charge of solving the site's problems. a live report from capitol hill coming up. all right right now, the
toronto city council meeting is under way. rob ford could face what his brother terms a public flogging. the council demands that he take a leave of absence. the mayor expected to speak and take questions. live in just a minute. and getting under way right now, also in washington, ekts experts will testify in front of congress on nuclear negotiations with iran. days after diplomats failed to reach a deal in geneva. also secretary kerry discusss -- and there's more, a sensing hearing for boston mob boss james whitey bulger. they want to put the 84-year-old away for the rest of his life. they convicted him in august for account tiering, extortion and money laundering. thanks for joining me.
let's first take a look at what we're expecting from the city council meet inning toronto. cnn's paula newtown is in city hall. good morning. >> reporter: and good morning. what a headline from the mayor himself. he said it would be a rumble in the jungl. certainly doug ford, the mayor's brother, even saying that in fact he does believe that this will not go well for his brother. he thinks this is a waste of taxpayer money. he says he's feeling good, and he says -- as to whether or not the mayor should stay in his job, he's saying there's no way he's going. council is trying to get him to do two things, apologize to them, and to step down, for at least a little bit, to sort out what even the mayor says is a very chaotic percentage life.
>> we know that council members are taking care of preliminary business. he's expected to speak at the bottom of the hour. is that right? >> absolutely. no one knows where this is going. all everyone knows is that this will go on and on and on, even into tomorrow. but the mayor's issues will come up very shortly. and the mayor is expected to baskdly stand there and take it. whatever questions, whatever is thrown at him, he will sit there and have to answer questions. >> we'll get back to you. thanks so much. he's been put in charge of fixing the obama care website. but today todd park is sitting in front of congress as angry lawmakers are demanding answers on what went on. these are live pictures on the house oversight committee hearing, that's darrell issa. good morning, dana, what should
we expect? >> reporter: this hearing has been going on for half an hour and they just swore in the witnesses. the reason is because both the republican chair, darrell issa,, took a lot of time basically blaming the other for the partisanship that has been part of the rollout and the investigation into this rollout. when it comes to the republican chair, he minnesotaed no words in explaining how he feels about this roleout. listen to what he says. >> on october 1st, president obama said using it would be as easy as buying an airline ticket on kayak.com or buying a television on ma'am zon. this is an insut to amazon and kayak. on the day of the launch, president obama should have known the harsh lesson we have all learned since that time, and that was they weren't ready. they weren't close to ready.
this wasn't a small mistake. this wasn't a scaling mistake. this was a monumental mistake to go live and effectively explode on the launch pad. >> reporter: and what the democrat just wrapped up his opening statement was that the republicans are crying tears as he said no one in this room or believed that republicans ever wanted obama care to be successful in the first place. they spent so much time trying to repeal it and closed the government down for 16 days. that is the back drop through which this hearing is happening. and the hearing being an attempt to get at what did go wrong with regard to the website with some of the chief i.t. people for lack of a better way to say it, who are involved in getting this website up and running.
and more importantly for consumers wanting it funkal, these are the people that can answer the questions. >> you'll continue to monitor this for us. thanks so much. bill chill fell over the eastern half of the country. freeze warnings from texas to georgia. these are live pictures of new york city. that city getting another early dose of winter after yesterday's snow. down south in atlanta, the windchill immediate it feel like it was in the teens. indra petersen is in to tell us when is the warmup? >> everyone is making fun of me here in new york city. we are talking about a cold front that brought the snow showers. here is the good news. that guy is way offshore. we're not talking about snow,
look at the temperatures right now. you are still in the 30s, carol, 37 in atlanta. but i for got to leave out the windchill. it feels even colder. 20s in new york city. atlanta, 33. chicago, try this, 15 degrees, that's what it feels like with winds gusting to almost 40 miles per hour. we are talking about temperatures well below normal even for this time of year. even all the way down to the south, temperatures almost 20 degrees below normal. the chill is here, but it's not going to last. it's all about the position of high pressure. it's bringing in cold air from canada right now. but once you get on the back side, as early as tomorrow, you start to see the warm air coming off the gulfment and with that, we're talking about the temperatures rebounding by tomorrow to exactly where they should be. and then maybe people will like me just a tad better. >> indra pert sen, thanks so
much. let's talk about the philippines now. aid still struggling to reach those in need. nearly a week after typhoon haiyan slammed into the philippines, this morning four more aircraft left japan to help the marines in the philippines. thousands of pounds of supplies have arrived so far. but more than 2 million people are still in need of food. and with power outages and blocked roads, things are only getting worse. some of the same people fighting to survive are desperately searching to find their relatives and friends. things are so bad, just finding the body of a child can mean a lot to a mother. anderson cooper is inle philippines with that side of the story. >> this is your home? >> translator: the first, the first she says, our house was one of the first to come down.
>> reporter: she sought shelter from the storm surge in this bus with her husband and six children. she survived, they were swept away. >> has anyone come to help you? >> translator: i really want to see them, she says. even if it's just their bodies. >> reporter: she has found the body of her husband and shows us the bodiess of three of her children. now, she searches for her three other children. she doesn't believe they survived the storm. >> reporter: where will you sleep tonight? >> here in the street. anywhere. i don't know where i go. >> reporter: in tacloban, there isn't anyplace to go. this man is living in a make-shift shelteshelter. his wife and daughter is covered
with sacks nearby. >> translator: i really want someone to collect their bodies, he says. i want to know whether where they're taken. he cooked rice and noodles for his nakeds. one of the men tells us he wants to call his mother and he's desperate to tell them who is alive and dead. we dialled her number on our satellite phone. >> translator: they're gone, they'll all gone. he says. >> mama! [ speaking foreign language ] >> translator: i don't know why this happened to me. >> reporter: you won't find answers here in tacloban, you'll only find loss and misery. with so little help, that is just not going away. anderson cooper, cnn, tacloban, philippines. >> if you want to help the survivors of this disaster in
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me. walmart is trying to make -- >> thank you for having me. >> thank you for being here. walmart is trying to make things a little better for employees working over the holiday season. they're going to offer thanksgiving dinner. discounts in the stores. does that make it a little better? >> of course, that i can mas it a little better. but walmart made $17 billion last year. and it's the nation's largest employer. it kpois 1.4 million associates across this country. and they can well afford to give us a livable wage. >> but going back to why you're specifically protesting the stores opening up earlier this holiday season. walmart has a lot of competition because other stores are opening early too. and walmart is probably saying toist, we've got to do this
because it's a good business decision. >> yes. carol, walmart took the lead with that last year as being the first retail business to open up for thanksgiving. and now all of the other retail businesses are scrambling to be -- to open even earlier this year. and while that is a scheduling a problem is important for us at our walmart. and it's more important that we have a livable wage, which we are asking for 25,000 a year from walmart. and also for them to stop the retaliation of their workers, stop their unfair labor practices in their stores. >> question for you. are they giving -- giving any employees time and a half for working on thanksgiving day? >> they're giving them -- they say they're giving them a day's pay for thanksgiving day, that's correct.
>> so at least they're trying -- you know, i just wonder how many walmart employees are actually taking part in these protests across the country? >> we have hundreds of our walmart workers current and former, our walmart associates, that have been protesting for the last couple of weeks. and today we start our protest in chicago. and we have -- we're planning many more protests going forward until black friday. >> thanks so much for joining me this morning. i appreciate it. >> thank you. and you can find more information about us at change walmart.org. thank you. >> with the slenlt of an anti-trust suit, the way is now clear for u.s. airways and american airlines to merge into the world's biggest airline. while investors may be salivating, will travelers be
stuck with higher fares? we're in washington to ferret this out for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the merger may be good for investors, but is it good for us. here is the take. less than a decade ago nine major airlines criss-crossed the skies. but the industry has gone through mergers. and with this new deal, only four major airlines would remain. >> let's be honest, airlines or companies in any industry don't merng for consumer benefit. they merge to help themselves. but that doesn't mean it has to be bad for consumers. >> reporter: but he says, fares could drop at seven major airports where under the justice department agreement, the two airlines will have to sell their takeoff and landing slots to
low-cost carriers. consumer advocate says he can live with this deal. >> i think it's a win for the low-cost carriers. all the sudden they now have access to the major market that they couldn't get before. >> reporter: he says transition is allegation bumpy. >> you make reservations on the u.s. air flight and you're flying on an american airlines flight. and you're connecting. sometimes the computers don't talk to each other very well. >> reporter: both experts say your frequent flier miles are safe. but with one less major airline, loyalty programs could require more miles for a flight. >> they're very much a trade off. they're paying more to fly. but on the other happened, they're getting a safer industry and a more relienl one. flights on time and not canceled as much. >> translator: ultimately a judge will make the final
decision. that said, the deal is likely to be approved. the airlines expect to complete the merger by the end of the year. >> renee marsh reporting live from washington. when we come back, we're going to go back to toronto to dip into the city council meeting. the mayor, rob ford is expected to fight to keep his job as city councillors grill him. expected to be quite heated. more after the break. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec-d®. powerful relief of nasal congestion and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. zyrtec-d®. at the pharmacy counter. and other allergy symptoms -- all in one pill. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio,
dip into the city council meeting that's now ongoing. you see a councill elor readingf the names of council members who want mayor ford to step aside. we expect at any time the mayor will be fighting for his job. also in the united states on capitol hill, another house oversight committee meeting is ongoing. and republicans are trying to find out what went wrong with obama care. right now the witnesses are i can imagine their opening statements. when they get into the testimony, we'll take some of that live. all right. let's move on, now, shall we? more police departments are wearing small video cameras on their lapels recording everything that happens. like in this hostage situation in daytona in september. when police shot at a man who was holding his girlfriend at knife point. this kind of video can be used in court.
but some people are worried about when the camera should be turned on and off. and what happens to the recorded video after the incidentment joining us is sergeant rob drager. he'll be seated in just a moment. and also in new york, danny cevallos. welcome to you both. danny, i'll start with you. these are little tiny cameras that police officers wear on their lapels. and they're recording exactly what happens in an arrest -- oh, my goodness. technical grem lynns have set in. we're going to take a black and get it together. we'll be back with more in the "newsroom."
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lapel camera. and we've got mr. drager from the police department and danny cevallos. >> sergeant i want to start with you. your department has been using these tiny cameras for a while. are you wearing one this morning? >> yes. there's one on my right collar that should be looking right back at you. >> so you're repocording me at e moment. >> not yet. >> it's a very tiny thing. so people don't really know it's there? >> that's the idea. it shouldn't be intrusive. it's a small about lipstick size device that we mount on our collar. but the idea is for it to be there but stay out of the way and just capture an incident. >> do citizens know that all police officers in albuquerque wear these cameras? >> it's been in the local media
regularly, so i don't think it should be a surprise. i suppose you never know. there's probably people out there who don't realize we have cameras and we are recording. >> tell us why you need these cameras. >> excuse me? >> if you could tell us why these cameras are beneficial to your work. >> well, we use them basically tore three things. first of all, to further a criminal investigation or a criminal case. they help the department hold the officers to a higher standard. and they help defend ourselves against frivolous complaints, frivolous accusations. >> danny, i'll go to you. it all sounds pretty good. helps the police and probably cuts down on police misconduct because police officers are less apt to act up if they're wearing a camera and recording the whole thing? >> it sounding fascinating. >> yes, anyone who -- >> okay. so danny, go on. >> it sounding fascinating. and what a great idea when the
police are doing the videoing. so i have to ask this officer if he has heard or any of his brother officers have ever made an arrest of a citizen filming a police encounter? it seems the message is clear. as long as the police are doing the recording of the encounter, no problem. but if a citizen wants to take out their iphone, it appears that the message is quite different. you will and can be and have been in the past arrested. so it is a fascinating double standard. >> well, let's give the sergeant a chance to answer you. is that true? if someone were taking shots of your officers making an aroast with an iphone, would they be arrested? >> no. but there is -- it's uncomfortable for officers in the past few years. this technology has advanced quickly. it's unconfident ablg to know that somebody is pointing a camera at you if it captures
something of evidentiary value, we'll want that. but people have a right to record us. and i don't see why we have the same right to defend ourselves. >> but the arrest records speak for themselves. people have been arrested for videotaping police encounters. but overall look, people lie. video doesn't lie. overall this is a good thing. if the police are going to use this to their benefit, as long as they make it equally available without a lot of red tape to defendants and their attorneys, overall there should not be a problem. as long as there's no double standard. >> thanks to you both. i appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> you're welcome. now to another story of law and order. florida's controversial stand your ground law back in the
spotlight. ma risia alexander could be set free today. she was found guilty and sentenced for 20 years for firing what she said was a warning shot at her abusive husband. we have more for you. >> this is my life i'm fighting for. this is my life. >> reporter: but marissa alexander's immediate fight now is for her temporary freedom while she waits for a new trial. she's been behind bars for more than 1,000 days after firing a single bullet into the wall, she says to scare off her abusive husband. she was found guilty. but the conviction was reversed in september and has since been granted a new trial. in this motion her attorneys call her pretrial release on bond urgent. in part, because the 33-year-old woman has not had regular access to her 3 1/2-year-old daughter since she was six months old.
>> she had bond once on this case and she went over to my client's house and gave him a black eye and got arrested. though she was told to stay away from my client. >> reporter: her attorney says the couple is finalizing their divorce and not in contact. even if she's set free, she still facing three counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. a felony that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison. prosecutors say she's a criminal who shot at her husband in a fit of rage. election december maintains she is the victim and her decision to fire one shot, a warning, in the middle of an altercation was the only choice she had to save her life. >> i believed when he threatened to kill me that's what he was going to do. and had i not discharged my weapon at that point, i would not be here. >> translator: a court reversed
the jury's guilty verdict earlier this year citing an error on the jury instructions. >> how likely is marissa alexander to be granted bail today? >> reporter: it's always difficult to predict what a judge will do. we know they typically look at a defendant's criminal history, whether they're a flight risk or a danger in the community. in this case, the judge will probably take a look at the fact that marissa alexander previously had bond in this case and that bond was revoked after she had the altercation with her estranged husband. her attorney will point out, though, that she has always served a misdemeanor sentence for that charge. and that she also is not trying to reconcile with him, that she is actually in the process of finalizing the divorce and that the circumstances have substantially changechanged.
however, as heard from his attorney, he does not want to see her out on bond. >> still to come in the "newsroom", convicteds of murder and locked in prison for a decade. >> i can get back to living my life. although, i don't know yet how that will feel. >> ryan ferguson is now a free man. the dramatic story of his exxon race right after this. 1ñp
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obama care website. the man in charge of solving the sites problems, todd park, that's him. to trontd now where the city council meeting is getting underway. the council demanding that the mayor take a leave of absence. mayor ford is expected to speak and take questions. back to washington for a minute where experts are now testifying to congress on nuclear negotiation weighs with iran. and also under way, a sentencing hearing for boston mob boss james whitey bulger. they want to put the 8 -year-old away it are for the rest of his life. juries con jikted him in august for racketeering, money laundry. victims relatives will speak at the hearing. locked up for ten years for a crime he says he did not commit. ryan ferguson is now a free man. he was released yesterday after
his murder conviction was thrown out. he told cnn's "new day" that he thinks he knows who actually committed the crime. >> absolutely. i believe we know who did it. i think it's a matter of proving it and a matter of getting help from the authorities at this point. i think the facts show clearly who did it. you know, i'm not going to throw names out there. but anyone who takes the time to look at the evidence, i this it will become obvious to them who that individual is. >> cnn's david mattingly has more on this story. really? is he right? is it obvious? >> they have their suspicions, they're entitled to them after what all they've been through. but this case went unsolved for years before ryan ferguson was implicated by a friend of his. so we contacted the police department in columbia after all this happened. i said, do you plan to re-open the investigation into the murder? and they put out a brief statement. they said they will follow up on any new leads or information that is brought to the
department. pretty much a typical statement you would expect to hear from the police department at this time. but right now, all eyes are on ryan ferguson. what sort of life is he going to try and lead. now, those were all the questions that are posed to him yesterday. and ryan ferguson coming out with a lot of thank yous for so many people last night. watch. >> ryan ferguson walked out a prison, into new clothes and in front of the cameras to taste his first moments of freedom. celebrating with family and attorneys, he offered bitter sweet thanks to the thousands following his case around the world. >> to get arrested and to get charged for a crime you didn't commit, it's incredibly easy and you can lose your life very fast. but to get out of prison, it takes abc news army. >> reporter: and it takes time. in ferguson's case, almost a full decade of appeals. the missouri attorney general surprised ferguson's reporters tuesday saying the state will not retry or pursue further
action against ripe ferguson. this, after an appeals court threw out his guilty verdict because prosecutors withheld evidence. >> i think we need to look at other cases and be aware that this is part of you're our justice system. >> reporter: he was sentenced to 40 years for a murder. he was implicated by a former acquaintance, charles ericson, who claimed he had dream like memories of committing a crime. last year oirk son told the court he lied. and ferguson believes it's time for him to be freed as well. >> the guy is a lot of things. but the thing is, he's innocent. >> reporter: ferguson emerges from prison surprisingly poised. he's writing a book, he auto go a girlfriend. and friends already say, go into politics. >> mayor of -- >> mayor of columbia. indeed. >> next attorney general. >> yes. that --
[ applause ] >> now, that got a big ovation from the crowd last night after awful that family has been through. but he's not really saying what he wants to do next. he's just taking it a day at a time. there's a new picture up on his facebook page showing what he did last night. he's got a big steak in one hand and a beer in other. >> he just looks -- well, he sounds so surprisingly mentally healthy and not bitter. it's difficult to believe he's not bitter. >> this is a remarkable family. his father was coaching him the entire time he was in prison saying, you've got to get smarter and stronger and faster. that's how you're going to survive in prison and protect yourself. but it's also how you're going to grow as a person. and that was his goal the entire ten years he was in there. he was determined to come out not as the 19-year-old that went in but to be the person he needs to be. >> still to come in the "newsroom", the face of obama care now revealed.
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the mona lisa of healthcare.gov has now been revealed the smiling face that once graced obama care website is a woman named adriana. and she says her new found fame has been anything but glamorous. she was on "good morning america" earlier today. >> i just had a chance to tell everybody who i am. i'm a mother and a wife. i'm not a professional model. >> later in that interview, she became quite emotional. >> she did. she said she was over it but still broke down. and she said her life has changed. but she's going forward and
trying to push forward. she said she decided to break her silence after being the victim of cyberbullying. she didn't expect to see receive this kind of negative action. she toll us why she decided to break her silence. >> this is actually the reason why i wanted to be here, because as a kid, i never went through that. but now i am. but it's some sort of bug yig. >> it is bullying. >> but at the same time, you know, i thought, i have to do this for my child. i'm here to stand up for myself and defend myself. >> and adriana was the face of the affordable care act website. when they went to that website and its flawed launch sks she was the face that greet the them. the she got involved with this agency and she was trying to get
free family photographs and they had the exchange. of course, she couldn't have expected -- >> so she went in for free family photos. she had no idea that she was going to the face of free healthcare.gov. >> but for her to be the face like that -- her image has been taken down. and they released a statement that this is a dynamic website. they decided to change it. and she says she's fine now and moving forward. she did get a little emogsal in that interview. still matter and still has a job. >> she's from co-columbia. >> she's working on getting her citizenship. you couldn't expect the sort of reaction that she got. >> does she regret her face was on there? >> no. she doesn't. she says she's fine now. she's never experienced anything
like that. she never went through it as a kid. she's okay now. >> thanks so much. checking our top stories at 51 minutes past. shocking revelations in mike tyson's autobiography. he says he first tried cocaine when he was 11 years old and he used the drug moments before heed the ring. he spoke with abc news. >> once i get outside and something con fronts me, i don't know if i'm going to calm or comforted. if i have peace right now here with you in your presence, yes. when i get outside and somebody throws an egg at me or paint or blood or screams something at me, i don't know. >> how are you going to react to that? >> exactly. >> there are also funny stories in the book. like the time he lost a suitcase that had $1 million cash inside of it. he did manage to find that
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actually debating whether to allow the mayor to vote on whether he stays in office or goes. when they settle that, we expect to hear from the mayor. but whether mayor rob ford stays or go, he'll have a bobblehead to commemorate his time in office. >> reporter: his admission that he had smoked crack had people shaking their heads. and now mayor rob ford's head is shaking. he's been turned into a bobblehead. but the mayor didn't mind. he was autographing them. just another surreal day at toronto city hall. >> mr. ford, we see you're working out these days. >> who said that? >> your brother. >> who said that? >> reporter: just another collision with a photographer and his mind boggling and head bobbling saga. folks lined up to pay 20 bucks for rob ford's robby bobby with
proceeds going to charity. the mayor signed the the bobblehead. >> now you can keep it on the desk every time. >> reporter: -- mayor ford has a lot to bounce back from. at least his bobblehead doesn't rant. now, most politicians find themselves reproduced as unofficial bobbleheads. president obama didn't ask for this. but mayor ford's office ordered his. a thousand are being sold to raise money for the yiented way. >> i'm going to put it on the shelf right now and enjoy it. >> others, not so much. >> i would like to use it for possible endeavors. >> speaking of using it as a prop. one reporter took the bobblehead on a walk around city hall. jokes proved irresistible online. why is it called a bobblehead? shouldn't it be crack head.
rob ford doll, pull the string and it smokes crack. of course within an hour or two of going on sale, they were already popping up online. offered for prices as high as $500 to a laughable $25,000. okay, so some say the bobblehead doesn't really look like the mayor. the original mockup seemed closer than the finished product. the makers say they use artistic license to make people look as good as they can. it's the bobblehead diet. sheds pounds, adds hair. cnn, new york. >> thank you for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield starts now. >> the city council