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>> hi >> hello everyone again. new clues surface in that baffling disappearance in the missing jetliners. and the country's prime minister prepares to head to the u.s. for a face-to-face meeting with president obama. key u.s. allies. and a potentially ground breaking study could have a major impact on how alzheimer's is diagnosed. but first, let's again with the around the clock search and investigation into finding that malasian airlines flight on its way to beijing. 233 people were onboard including 3 americans.
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today several new clues including a floating object spotted in the gulf of thailand. search boats expected to arrive at that site in hours. radar data indicates the plane actually turned around before vanishing. they are asking crews to refocus our search on the left in that map. and now new questions about suspicious passports on that flight. interpol exam inning additional suspect passports in connection with miss iing passports. passengers were traveling on stolen passports.
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the tickets were bought together and bought in thai currency. and a team from the ntsb and the faa are on their way to the region. top aid for president discussed the investigation today. >> we have made available the fbi and the national transportation safety board. but right now it is too early to tell what the cause was. i've seen these reports about the passports. but we don't have anything that we can report at this point. also by phone from rest chester new york, daniel roves who represents families of the victims of last year's class in
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san francisco. let's again with you john, the search area is a very large stretch of that ocean. once debris is located discuss how teams would connect the dots and recover perhaps the rest of the plane? >> they have found floating debris they are backtracking the debris looking at water currents, the ves lovelocities d wind currents. they out to be able to determine pretty closely where that debris originated from when it starts to drift. if i can bring you in, given you focus on maritime law. how does this impact the
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investigation? >> well, it makes it certainly very challenging. we are in a relatively remote part of the world. you can get resources there. but we've seen in air france and in our country twa, and swiss air crashes that happened in the water that are very challenging in terms of not only locating the wreckage but meaningfully recovering it so that you can learn what happened. to do it half way around the world is even more difficult. you have so many countries that are assisting those nearby. and the faa and ntsb. fbi assistance may be there as well. in what way do you see the faa
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advisers assisting? what would be their role? it would be the ntsb who investigates the causes of the crash. the faa is regulatory. so they will certainly accept the go team that is ready to stand by and go anywhere in the world with the boeing aircraft. they will participate in the investigation. it is yet to be determined who will be in charge. the ntsb and perhaps other branchs. but certainly it will be critical for feeding information about the aircraft itself to the extent that it becomes relative in which case i'm sure it will. how do you see crews
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prioritizing in this search. we focus on locating the flight digital recorders. if there are no survivors those data recorders have beacons on them. so they will have under water microphones in the water seeking to detect that signal and that will help them hone in on the debris itself. it is rarely deeper than 50 meters there, 166 feet. that will help make things straight forward. dan rose, thank you gentlemen appreciate it. >> thank you. >> all right something else we are washing of global importance by the end of the month. russia could swallow up crimea. is there anything ukraine can do
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to stop that? time is running out.
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russian president defended crimea's steps to join russia today. he said the legitimate authorities are taking these steps based on international law. the russian government says the leaders have a different assessment on what is happening on the ground.
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the vote that they intend to have is ill legitimate and president obama and several european leaders agree. but what if that referendum is successful a week from now? the national security advicser made a statement about how the united states are react. >> if there is a referendum we won't recognize it nor will most of the world. >> of course russian president suggests that the crisis is only
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intensify i intensifying continuing actions this morning. we've got a situation where it is not just about crimea and russia? on a worldwide basis potential adversaries and friends are watching how the administration handles this. >> republicans have stepped up their criticism of president obama's handle ing of this in recent days.
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so does the crisis in the ukraine mean that we are headed to another cold war? ahead, we'll look at why the conventional wisdom on this crisis might be wrong. ñ
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strong words are being thrown around. president putin compared to hitler. president obama being called weak. aar are on david miller joining me live. he is a distinguished scholar. number one we are back in the cold war why do you say that is a myth. i made a story in my training. mark twain is right. is this the cold war? >> i mean 60 years, we won the russians lost. two nuclear super powers
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competing for every inch of the globe under the threat of nuclear war:i if you adopt that mind set then the conclusion is of just. we have to win and the russians have to lose. so i suspect out of this will come at some point some sort of diffusing of the crisis. you know, the guy, putin uses a tactics and hitler did that. but to compare him to hitler
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trivializes it. the take over of western europe. that is not what this is. putin is an easily riled russian nationalist. he believes to he has to assert russian national interests. not the same thing. again, if you compare putin to hitler, we have to defeat russia but he has to be destroyed as well. every time a country does something that we don't like, sometimes our structural capacity fails us. >> and then it is all obama's fault. that is because it appears to be weak and that leads to the other
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myth that bombing syria would have saved yukraine. >> i won't buy that either. it has been in consistent and the notion somehow that our failure to act in benghazi or failure to launch cruise missll misslles into downtown damascus that he had to find a way to stop it from drifting west. it is strains the bonds frankly to the breaking point. this is a risk averse president. there is no question and smaller powers read our lack of will and resolve. see iran and syria on this one.
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you crane is unique and nothing is going to turn that back >> always a pleasure. >> all right this winter is the one that will not end and it doesn't seem to be actually. another winter storm coming this week. jennifer gray shows us where it is headed. we are in store for a huge temperature swing. yes, the south has been warm but so has the north. sunday in the 70s. today we reach 70 degrees in rapid city. look at these temperatures. we will be back in the 30s by tuesday. and it will make its way to the northeast as we go through the middle part of the week.
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detroit hitting 43 and those 30s will make their way to the east coast by thursday. we are still in the 60s. dc a nice start to the week for you. atlanta, 64 on wednesday, you can see that colder air making its way to the south by the middle part of the week. so, that cool down is going to make its way across the country. and that low is going to set up and move to the east coast. it will push offshore. so we will be looking for that very closely for the next couple of days. hope is fading for those passengers and crew on flight 370 and we are learning more about who may have been lost. some of the stories straight ahead in the newsroom. [ male announcer ] the lexus command performance sales event
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a airliner has spotted
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debr debris after jetliner disappeared 48 hours ago. researchers released a blood test on who will develop alzheimer's disease. they say it is accurate 90% of the time. senior correspondent has more straight ahead. ukraine's prime minister will head to the u.s. this week to meet with president.
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>> detroit is mourning the death of lion's owner, william clay ford, senior. he was the last grandson of henry ford. he bought the team in 1963. he was 88 years old. and now back to the search for that malasian airline flight 370. it is investigating suspicious pass paports connected to the flight. what more are you learning? >> well let me start by telling you about the latest on the floating objects. it is royters quoting it.
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they looked like they could have come from a plane. it was too late to get to them and identify them properly. where these objects were fits in with the flight path of the plane about 80 kilometers or so. that is going to be a focus today. interpol tweeted saying they are looking at additional suspect's passports of passengers on that flight. we know that two were stolen and used fraudulently and on the list of stolen passports. no connection made when the passengers using those boarded so maybe more passports under scrutiny. we know that the tickets purchased were bought in thailand. they were bought from the same
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travel agency which does suggest that these people knew each other. one way tickets up to beijing and onto amsterdam. that is where we were at the moment. the malaysian authorities careful at this stage about making any connection between the passports and the disappearance of the plane. but more investigation down that alley but the objects there has been one false alarm. there has been sightings before turned out to be a coral reef. >> back to the purchase of those tickets were those purchased in cash? >> yes, yes, they were purchased in cash. we know that there are pictures circulating of these two passengers using the passports.
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those were founds on cctv. the pictures have been sent to various intelligence services around the world. they were bought at the same travel agent at the same time. so, obviously, very, very, closely linked. thank you so much in beijing. we are learning more about some of the passengers on that plane. >> 239 passengers 12 countries represented on that flight. two passengers that we know. 37-year-old and her husband, from canada from montreal but they called beijing home. they had two young children, we know that those children were not on the plane. earlier our affiliate caught up with the boss of the husband who said that he was a dear friend
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and colleague. phil wood was from united states, from oklahoma, northeast oklahoma. he loved to travel. his fremds say that he was very kind and humble and they are holding out prayers and hope. we caught up with the family and friends. >> his job with ibm took him places around the world, he was in the process of being transferred from beijing to malasia he loved the world. he loved everyone >> and that is what we are hearing from his friends, fred. he was a globetrotter and went all around the world. >> social media playing a role here how? >> huge roll. facebook dedicating a page
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the jumbo jet that vanished 48 hours ago continues to be a mystery. earlier i talked to a former inspector general about the u.s. department of transportation about the importance of finding that quickly. the pink pinger will send out a signal for some time. the key is to get to that before it runs out. >> good to see you again. so in an age when we can stream movies, we have to much access to things, why can't we do the
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same with getting data from planes missing or recovered. why is it not being done? >> one of the safest planes was gone down. the crucial information goes down with the plane. if that information goes to a satellite and then from the satellite to the ground. we would have a record in front of us. you wouldn't have this situation where we are searching sprec iis of ocean. so what is standing in the a of that simply money? we are talking about thousands
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of air having that kind of tracking device? >> the priority should be given to planes flying long distance, i think it is i can't understand why it is not being done. the in instruction is not there that it has to be done. what do you see on the horizon? >> i think, i hope that this accident coming on the heels of oofr lo another loss of a plane, the air france four years ago, that they need to make this change. >> thank you so much from london. drones are turning into the next big thing to fighting wars and fighting crimes. now they can be used in humans?
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coach calls her a team player. she's kind of special. she makes the whole team better. he's the kind of player that puts the puck, horsehide, bullet. right where it needs to be. coach calls it logistics. he's a great passer. dependable. a winning team has to have one. somebody you can count on. somebody like my dad. this is my dad. somebody like my mom. my grandfather. i'm very pround of him. her. them.
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the stun gun drone, we have more on the demonstration of these drones. >> reporter: here at southwest everyone is talking about what is next in technology.
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take a look. tell me what is about to go down. we are about to do a test. >> the drone is going to stun this guy behind him? it is going to stun him with 80,000 volts. >> you are going to get stunned. >> it is about to happen. he is going to get stunned. >> you are down for a couple of minutes but you are good. >> it was all right. fell down, didn't have too much choice in the matter on that. >> the reality is there is a lot of work that is being done in this time of area that isn't
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being done. as well as something that shows how it can be done responsibly at the same time. >> small unmanned vehicles have a lot of potential issues. imagine it is a system to find a lost child usie ining camera vi. in the commercial space, but also in the personal space. unbelievable. to look at this technology and see it in action. but the idea is to have a conversation and say this is what it is going to look like in the future. the guy behind this says he has been contacted by celebrities to fend off the pap rat sy.
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>> thank you so much. >> that subject deserves a raise after that. let's get a preview of what we can expect on wall street this week. >> we have big birthdays on wall street this week. first up the bull market. when the opening bell opens up. stocks hit bottom on 2009 and have been soaring ever since. so this one has clearly gone on longer and many say there is still room to run. another big birthday the worldwide web. it was developed by a software engineer. it has since become one of the most powerful communication tools out there. it will look at how the web has revolutionized the way that we
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live. we'll get a health check up on the american consumer. retail sales vpt been too hot. staples have announced their sales. >> thank you so much for that. that is going to do it for me. the next hour in the c nnn new newsroom begins right now in new york. >> good afternoon. you are in the cnn newsroom. in for don lemmon today. we start oversees right now another day is dawning for search crews. we are talking about the commercial airliner that vanished this weekend somewhere between malasia and china.
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there is no other word for this except a mystery. before the sun went down the first and only physical crew cropped up. a search crew saw what they think was a piece of debris. pilots can only guess what happened. did the boeing come apart in mid air? >> and the confirmation got on that flight with stolen passports. emergency centers are up and running in beijing it is also where it departed from. that is where the national aviation chief spoke to reporters not long ago. >> we