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connecticut, win that title, averaging more than $150,000 in their 401(k)s. and a little known fact -- if you want to be a 401(k) millionaire, you want to get to $1 million in your 401(k), those people on average stash away 14%. something to think about. >> keep that number in mind. "early start" continues right "early start" continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com a critical election day across the state, primaries in six states. it could determine what happens in november and if republicans gain enough momentum to take over the senate. we're breaking down the races. breaking news overnight, china denition allegations of spying on american companies and promising retaliation if the u.s. pushes charges against five chinese hackers. we're live in beijing with the latest. happening now, crisis in libya. the u.s. military ready to evacuate americans from the country's capital as deadly fights in the street rage on. we're bringing you the very latest this morning. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start."
i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it's tuesday, may 20th. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. this morning we're watching a critical primary day with voters deciding key races from coast to coast. >> election day! polls opening just hours from now in six states. and at stake is, you know, who will be your candidates for major congressional and senate seats and also for governors office, and just maybe, maybe some early indications about who might end up controlling the senate after the key midterm elections in november. cnn's political editor paul steinhauser has been up all night analyzing all the pre-election data to give us a sense of the races to watch. and paul, i think we're all watching what's going on in kentucky. >> oh, no doubt about it. this is game day. as you mentioned. listen, we've got a lot of key contests, but i think the most important, the marquee battle is in kentucky. that's where you've got this true antiestablishment verse establishment battle going on, and who else is more establishment than mitch mcconnell, the senate minority
leader, the top republican in the senate? five terms, 30 years here in d.c. he's being challenged by matt bevin. he is a businessman. he's got a lot of tea party support, a lot of antiestablishment groups are backing bevin. lots of big bucks being spent on both sides here, by the candidates and by the outside groups. but you know what? according to the latest polls, mcconnell is way up, 20 to 30 points. you pick the poll. he also has the support of kentucky's other republican senator, a guy called rand paul, who, you know, is pretty influential among those on the right. so, expect mcconnell probably to have a pretty easy night. but you know what, it won't be that easy for mcconnell come november. that's when he'll face off in the general election against his democratic challenger. her name is alison lundgren grimes, the secretary of state in kentucky. got a lot of support, including from a guy named bill clinton. guys? >> in 2012, we saw this wave of tea party challenges across the country. is that happening today? >> it is happening today, and not just in kentucky, also in idaho it's happening. that's where you've got an
eight-term congressman, a guy named mike simpson. he is considered establishment by those on the right, the tea party activists. he's facing a challenge from a very conservative man who says simpson is not conservative enough. kentucky, big bucks spent on both sides, but simpson has the backing of the u.s. chamber of commerce and from this guy. take a listen. >> the stakes are very high in this election because washington spending is out of control. you can take it from me, the conservative choice for congress is mike simpson. >> you're also seeing this antiestablishment verse establishment battle playing out today in oregon, in the senate battle there, and there's a wild free-for-all in georgia on the republican side, an open seat. and you've got more moderate candidates right now ahead in the polls over the more conservative candidates. what does this matter come november? here's why. christine, you mentioned that the last two election cycles, you had some high-profile primaries where the conservatives, the tea party types want out, and come november, they lost to democrats. republicans arguably lost five
senate seats in the last two elections. this time around, it seems the establishment is ready. so far, they've had the upper hand, guys. >> all right, paul steinhauser. it is election day, six days for watching. you'll be up all day with the rest of us as the results come in. thank you so much, paul. >> you said you can smell it in the air. i thought it was pollen. you're crying because it's election day. paul steinhauser, thanks. tension building between the u.s. and china. officials in beijing this morning furious, furious over the indictment of five chinese military officers accused of hacking into u.s. companies to steal american corporate secrets. they're now summoning u.s. ambassador max baucus and threatening to retaliate. let's bring in david mckenzie live from beijing this morning. i mean, i think it's no surprise that the chinese are furious. in the past, when the u.s. and companies have complained about the chinese military being linked to stealing american, you know, private company and public company secrets, you know, the chinese have said you're making it up, it's not true. that's essentially what they're saying again today.
>> reporter: well, that's right, christine. and in fact, the quote is "fabricated facts," and they are pushing hard, saying they could retaliate in some way if the u.s., particularly the u.s. justice department, continues with its move to try and prosecute these five individuals. you know, you saw these pretty dramatic wanted posters put out by the fbi, almost like they would for terrorists or other serious criminals. some of those suspects, as they say they are, in their military uniform. so, this is new, because it is the u.s. accusing china, chinese state actors, of being involved in hacking and stealing what they call billions of dollars of corporate secrets and private information from both competitors in the u.s. and collaborators from the nuclear industry, from green energy and from all sorts of strategic industries in the u.s., and this has put a strong signal to the chinese, they say, to stop doing this. the chinese, as you say,
summoned the u.s. ambassador to china for a late-night dressing down. and now they're saying if anything goes from here, they'll take unspecified actions against the u.s. so, certainly, the rhetoric ratcheting up in this case. >> let's talk about what these allegations are. these are allegations like stealing nuclear power plant plans, spying on steelworkers' e-mails so they could see what the thinking was of the americans in terms of a trade dispute over steel, looking into the corporate and e-mail banks of solar panel system because they want to see what americans have, and in some cases, the u.s. says they want to steal it outright. >> reporter: well, that's right. i mean, the one theory behind the way china has done this, if you believe the report, is, you know, why spend billions on r&d when you can just look into someone's inbox and take it for yourself and jump ahead in the competitive stakes? and many executives i've spoken to have said in the past years
they are, you know, pretty afraid of their secret information getting out when they're working with chinese competitors. it must be said, though, this isn't the first time allegations like this have been leveled against other countries for stealing corporate secrets, and many people say that this kind of thing goes on all the time. the difference again here is that it appears, at least according to the u.s. justice department, that the military here in china is working hand in hand with the state-owned corporations. so, it's less of black hat hackers and more of a government-sponsored program, if you believe that indictment. >> and the ceos of these companies have been pursuing aggressively their china strategies for, you know, 10, 15, 20 years. at the same time complaining that the more exposed they are to china, the more exposed they are to hacking. it's a difficult situation, a real conundrum for some of these executives. david mckenzie, thank you so much for that report. seven minutes after the hour right now. the united states has doubled the number of aircraft standing by in italy this morning, just
in case americans need to be rescued from the u.s. embassy in tripoli in libya. an evacuation order could come at any moment. this as fierce fighting erupts throughout tripoli. we get more now from pentagon correspondent barbara starr. >> reporter: john, christine, with violence rising every day in libya, the question now, is that country falling into civil war? and if it is, can the u.s. embassy remain open, can diplomats stay on the job? if the violence gets any worse, the state department is prepared to evacuate the 200 or so americans that are there. a package of heavily armed marines waiting just to the north in italy across the mediterranean. about 250 marines equipped with eight v-22 aircraft that can fly very quickly to italy, they are on a two-hour string. what does that mean? that means if the evacuation order comes, they will be in the air and on their way to libya within two hours or less.
just a couple of years after the disaster in benghazi, the administration is taking no chances. it has the troops and the firepower ready to go to get americans out of libya if it comes to that. john, christine? >> barbara starr, thank you for that. the state department says it's closely monitoring a volatile situation unfolding this morning in bangkok. thailand's army declaring martial law nationwide, an announcement that caught the thai government off guard. army officials insisting this is not a coup, just a move to maintain peace after six months of sometimes violent antigovernment protests. the cia is promising to never again use immunization campaigns for spying, which is exactly what it did during the hunt for osama bin laden, setting up a hepatitis survey in the pakistani city where he was ultimately killed to extract dna from his relatives. this effort failed and the pakistani doctor behind this was sent to prison. critics say the stealth programs fuel anger against immunization workers and could promote the
resurgence of diseases like polio. one of the three patients in the u.s. diagnosed with the mers virus is now fully recovered and has been discharged from an orlando hospital. he's described as a health care provider who lives and works in saudi arabia. all health care workers who came in contact with him as well as his family members have tested negative for the deadly virus. a top swiss bank, credit suisse, has agreed to pay a nearly $3 billion fine for helping wealthy americans hide assets through secret accounts in order to avoid paying billions of dollars in taxes. credit suisse pleading guilty to a criminal charge of aiding and abetting tax evasion. the deputy u.s. attorney general calls the bank's guilty plea historic and says the illegal activity at credit suisse was pervasive. an "early start" on your money news now. credit suisse trading higher after that settlement, investors relieved the investigation's finally over. overall, stocks in europe slightly lower, still hovering near six-year highs. dow futures point to a slightly lower open. tech stocks had a terrific day yesterday. the nasdaq closed up nearly a
percent. the dow and s&p also closed up. tech stocks have had a rough few months after strong gains at the beginning of the year. the index now down just over a percent year to date. big day for vice president joe biden. he embarks on a four-day trip to romania and cyprus. this mission to reassure european allies that the u.s. is committed to the region in the face of russian aggression in and around ukraine. the vice president will urge officials in cyprus to step up sanctions against russia. a lot of banking interests, russian banking interests in cyprus. and in bucharest, the vice president will discuss how the romanians can help europe with its energy needs and lessen its dependence on russian gas supplies. happening today, big business comes to the white house. president obama expected to greet business leaders from across the country and around the world, really. ford, honda, lufthansa, among the corporate giants represented at the meeting. the topic is jobs, investing in and creating good-paying jobs here in the u.s. from big business to little business and little league. last night, the president paid a surprise visit to a little league baseball field in
northwest washington. look at this. he was heading to a fund-raiser and he had to drop off his press secretary, jay carney, who was there to see his daughter play. and the president decided to stick around. you can see him snapping photos. he got to throw out the first pitch. if you're president, you get to throw out the first pitch pretty much at any baseball game you go to, even a little league game. you can see how excited the kids were, parents, too. they got to take pictures with the president. >> that's cool. all right, donald sterling not giving up on his nba team quietly. did we think he would? i didn't think he would. overnight, he's making new demands as the league formally begins the process of taking the l.a. clippers away from him. plus, another va hospital under scrutiny, accused of lying about patient care. we will tell you where investigators are looking now. okay, listen up! i'm re-workin' the menu. mayo? corn dogs? you are so outta here! aah! [ female announcer ] the complete balanced nutrition of great-tasting ensure. 24 vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, and 9 grams of protein. [ bottle ] ensure®. nutrition in charge™.
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donald sterling out as owner of the los angeles clippers. the league on monday officially began the process of removing sterling on charges that he has damaged the league with those racist comments. sterling has until may 27th to respond and can present his side at the special board of governors meeting on june 3rd. the nba not commenting on a "sports illustrated" report that sterling's lawyer is demanding a three-month delay to prepare a response. i can't imagine the nba wants any kind of delay here. we are learning new details on last month's near collision at newark airport. according to a new report, the planes were separated by just 200 feet laterally, 400 feet vertically. the planes were operating on intersecting runways. as one was taking off, the other was landing. a combined 211 people were on the flights. no one was injured, thankfully. a final report is not expected for several months, but that is too close of a call. >> really close. another veterans medical center under investigation this morning after officials found a wait list of patients kept on paper rather than in the va's
computer system. three staff members at the gainesville, florida, facility have been placed on leave. this comes amid a widening scandal where whistleblowers say they were told to cook the books to conceal long wait lists. in phoenix, at least 40 veterans may have died waiting for care. all right, if you've never experienced the sheer enormity and power of a supercell storm, check out this extraordinary time-lapse video. it was shot by storm chasers near new castle, wyoming. >> it's nuts. >> this system produced torrential downpours, baseball-sized hail. supercells are a special kind of single-cell thunderstorm. it can last for hours and spawn almost every significant tornado in the u.s. and you love that word. >> spawn. >> you love the word spawn. >> spawn. indra petersons has a look now at the forecast. good morning, indra. >> good morning, indra. >> can we go back to baseball-sized hail? i mean, this, literally, falling on your head? >> it spawned baseball-sized hail. >> it spawned baseball-sized hail, yeah. good news today, still looking at relief on the fire lines. let's talk about what's going on. california looking so much
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antonio on wednesday night. well, here's my pun, guys. horse racing fans can breathe a little easier. california chrome will arrive in new york today. that story's trending on bleacherreport.com. of course, preparations for the final race of the triple crown now begins for the horse. the trainer of the kentucky derby and preakness stakes winner had previously threatened to keep the horse out of the belmont stakes in a dispute over nose strips, but yesterday, new york racing officials relented, saying california chrome can wear the strips during the race. by the way, the belmont is june 7th. 11-year-old lucy lee made golf history yesterday. she's the youngest player to qualify for the women's u.s. open. she earned the amateur spot after winning a local tournament by seven shots. the california native already has a big win on her resume. she won a drive, chip and putt championship for 10 and 11-year-olds at augusta national back in april. and finally, check out this video during the tigers/indians game last night. a fan tries to catch what would be a souvenir thrown into the
stands, but the ball goes straight through his hands and right into the face. ouch! watch the replay once again. i think it's the lights. i think he loses it in the lights, but right through the hands, right into the noggin. so, he gets a bloody lip, no souvenir, and this is kind of the most embarrassing part. it's the walk of shame back to his girlfriend. are you okay, baby? are you okay? it's okay. it's going to be all right. >> wow. >> again, john, you know this just as any other baseball fan. the debate continues now after seeing this video. should grown men bring a baseball glove to a baseball game? >> the answer to that is no, is my opinion, but joe, the most interesting thing here was your dramatic reenactment of the girlfriend's conversation with the boyfriend as he walked back there. tell me again whatsaid? >> are you okay? i'm assuming it's his girlfriend, i don't know. >> i thought she was saying, my other boyfriend would have caught that ball. >> nice. >> nice. >> thanks. happening right now, critical primary elections across the country.
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it's decision day! critical primary elections set to shape which party will control congress this fall. we are breaking down the big races you need to watch today. a minute-by-minute decision. the u.s. ready to evacuate americans from its embassy in libya. the country in crisis. deadly fights taking over the streets of the capital. the very latest, ahead.
and breaking news overnight. finally, raw satellite data used to shape the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370 set to be released. investigators promising families they will finally get the answers they've been waiting and pushing for. we're live in malaysia with the very latest. >> welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. about 31 minutes past the hour right now. and this morning, you can smell it in the air. it is primary day! >> pollen? >> voters headed to the polls for big primaries, big races across the nation that really could shape what direction this country is headed in for the next few years. >> polls opening just hours from now in six states, and voters will decide who gets to represent their party for governors offices and congressional districts, decisions that could change who controls the senate. political editor paul steinhauser is here with the races to watch. good morning! nice and early for you, paul. >> good morning. i thought i was excited. you both sound more excited about this than even me. but you're right, this is game day, i guess you could say. and where's the marquee battle
today in that antiestablishment tea party fight against the republican establishment? let's go to kentucky. that's where the five-term senator from kentucky, mitch mcconnell, the top republican in the senate, is facing off against a tea party-backed guy, matt bevin, a businessman who enjoys support from big antiestablishment groups. this has been one ugly race, lots of money being spent here. but if you look at the latest polls, mitch mcconnell's up 20 to 30 points. you pick the polls. he's also got the backing of kentucky's other republican senator, a guy called rand paul, who is, you know what, pretty influential on the right. probably going to be an easy night for mcconnell, but come november, he's going to have a much tougher time against a woman called alison lundgren grimes, kentucky's secretary of state, challenging mcconnell, and she's got the backing of some top democrats, including somebody named bill clinton. guys? >> big dog likes to play in kentucky in that race. paul, the race i've been watching is in georgia, where it's really a free for all for the republican nomination there and a sign, perhaps, of the
power of the republican establishment. >> it sure is, john. good point. it's a food fight there. the republican senator, saxby chambliss, is retiring. you've got five major republican candidates all battling for the nomination. and guess what? the more moderate candidates there right now have the upper hand in the polls over the most conservative candidates, an interesting race. you know, we're seeing this establishment/antiestablishment battle play out in so many races. so far, the establishment has the upper hand. you remember, in 2010 and 2012, the tea party candidates won some high-profile races in the primaries, but come november, they lost to the democrats. republicans arguably lost five senate seats because of that. this time around, the establishment is fighting back, and that could make the difference come november when the democrats try to hold on to their slim majority in the senate. >> oh, november. you're salivating for november, be honest. be honest. >> i can't wait. >> you political guys. >> it's very exciting. and today's very exciting. six states to watch. we'll be on it all day here at cnn, stay with us.
paul steinhauser, great to have you with us. >> thanks, paul. other news to talk about, tension building between the u.s. and china. officials in beijing furious over the indictment of five chinese military officers accused of hacking into u.s. companies to steal corporate secrets. so, they're now summoning u.s. ambassador max baucus and threatening to retaliate. want to bring in david mckenzie live in beijing this morning. this is now a pretty serious war of words. you have a trade battle and now this diplomatic dispute to go on top of it, david. >> reporter: well, add to all of that, john, the fact that the u.s. has indicted, criminally indicted five chinese officials of the people's liberation army. i think that's the most shocking thing to the chinese government, at least. they're calling these allegations "extremely absurd." they're saying that these facts are not true at all, and they are hitting back, saying that they're going to do unspecified actions against the u.s. to punish it if it goes through with these indictments.
you know, these acts they went through, stealing information from companies, including vital national security information, if the indictment is to be believed, would be very serious. they could get up to 15 years in jail. and the u.s. justice department says that this could have taken up billions of dollars of profits from u.s. companies, and ultimately, u.s. workers. so, this is a big deal that has a lot of impact on real people, but the chinese government hitting back, saying it's got nothing to do with this and that everyone hacks and that the u.s. is being hypocritical. >> difference, the u.s. says it spies in military and intelligence purposes for those purposes. they're saying china spies for corporate profit here, which is something the u.s. claims not to do. but as you say now, this criminal indictment in place. david mckenzie in china for us this morning. thanks so much. chaos in libya's capital city. the united states doubling the number of aircraft standing by in italy, just in case hundreds
of americans need to be evacuated from the u.s. embassy in tripoli. the order could come at any time as fierce fighting erupts throughout the city. we get more from pentagon correspondent barbara starr. >> reporter: john, christine, with violence rising every day in libya, the question now, is that country falling into civil war? and if it is, can the u.s. embassy remain open, could diplomats stay on the job? if the violence gets any worse, the state department is prepared to evacuate the 200 or so americans that are there. a package of heavily armed marines waiting just to the north in italy, across the mediterranean, about 250 marines equipped with eight v-22 aircraft that can fly very quickly to italy. they are on a two-hour string. what does that mean? that means if the evacuation order comes, they will be in the air and on their way to libya within two hours or less. just a couple of years after the disaster in benghazi, the
administration is taking no chances. it has the troops and the firepower ready to go to get americans out of libya if it comes to that. john, christine? >> our thanks to barbara for that one. we'll keep our eye on that all morning for you. meanwhile, the state department closely monitoring a potentially explosive situation unfolding this morning in bangkok. thailand's army declaring martial law is in effect nationwide. this is an announcement that caught the thai government off guard. army officials say this is not a coup. they claim it's not a coup, just a move to maintain peace after six months of sometimes antigovernment protests that turned violent. swiss banking giant credit suisse pleading guilty to criminal conspiracy. the bank admits helping wealthy americans hide billions of dollars of taxable assets in offshore accounts. the u.s. justice department says illegal activity at the bank was pervasive and spanned decades. credit suisse will pay nearly $3 billion in penalties. and again, a guilty plea very
rare for a company. an "early start" on your money this morning. european stocks slightly lower but still close to six-year highs. dow futures slightly lower, but one stock market having a blockbuster year, can you guess? it's india. india's benchmark sensex up 15% this year, the best performer of the so-called bric companies, brazil, russia, india and china. those are the hottest emerging markets. the dow after hitting reports last week is down 0.4% for the year. so, india has had a lot of action. indian stocks hit new highs after the country elected a new prime minister last week. the stock market still climbing. india is the tenth fastest growing economy in the world. big day for vice president joe biden. he leaves washington for a four-day visit to romania and cyprus. he'll be reassuring european allies that the u.s. is committed to the region. this is in the face of the russian aggression in and around ukraine. the vice president will urge officials in cyprus to step up sanctions against russia. a lot of russian money in cyprus. and in bucharest, the vice
president plans to discuss how the romanians can help europe with its energy needs, lessening dependence on russian gas supplies. the subject of jobs will be front and center at the white house later this morning. president obama's expected to greet leaders of business giants from across the country and around the world. ford, honda, lufthansa among those who will be represented at this meeting. it's to discuss the importance of investing in and creating good-paying jobs here in the u.s. two-thirds of the jobs created in the recovery have been low-wage jobs. they have not been those jobs that, you know, you can send a kid to college on. that's a real problem. speaking of kids, some little leaguers in washington, d.c., had a surprise visitor at their little league game last night. yes, that's the president. now, the white house says he was dropping off press secretary jay carney to see his daughter play, and the president in this elaborate carpool decided to stick around. the president got to throw out the first pitch right there. that's nice of them to let him do that. and you can see kind of the stunned little leaguers and their parents shaking hands and
taking pictures with the president. it's a really kind of cool moment to see something like this in d.c. >> you know, just dropping off jay carney. >> yeah. all right, breaking news overnight, new information set to be released in the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370. we are live. plus, the nba now formally trying to terminate donald sterling's ownership of the los angeles clippers, but it doesn't look like he's going quietly. new developments overnight, right after the break. ♪ [ male announcer ] since we began,
no comment yet from the nba on a report that the lawyer for banned los angeles clippers owner donald sterling is demanding three months to respond to disciplinary charges. on monday, the nba formally charged sterling with damaging the league with those racist comments, and they gave him until may 27th to respond. a special board of governors meeting was set for june 3rd, at which the other nba owners could vote to terminate sterling's ownership of the clippers. two planes involved in last month's near miss at newark liberty airport came mere feet
from a collision. that's according to a new report from safety regulators, which says the planes were separated by just 150 feet laterally and 400 feet vertically. some 200 people on board these planes, which were operating on intersecting runways. a final report on the incident expected to take several months. the va hospital scandal widening this morning. another medical center under investigation after allegations that it kept a secret wait list for patients. three staff members at the gainesville, florida, facility have been placed on leave. whistleblowers at other facilities have claimed they were ordered to doctor records to conceal long wait times. in arizona, some 40 veterans reportedly died while waiting for care. new jersey legislators will question a former top aide to chris christie today in an effort to determine whether those lane closures on the george washington bridge were an attempt at political payback. the staffer, matt mowers, was the governor's liaison to ft. lee mayor mark sokolich, the alleged target of the scheme. sokolich -- how do you say it?
>> sokolich. >> sokolich, a democrat, refused to back christie's re-election bid. touchdown dances not recommended right now at austin peay state university right now, why? that's a 40-foot-deep sinkhole in the end zone of that stadium. workers noticed the ground opening up weeks ago but couldn't stop the sinkhole from growing. it's now 50 feet wide. governor stadium was already undergoing renovations. probably a good idea. it is expected to be ready for the fall season. >> whoa. that is scary. indra petersons with that and much more in today's forecast. >> hi, indra. >> hi. at least the good news we have is the fire danger is going down, at least on the west coast completely gone today. where are we looking at red flag warnings? that's going to be farther to the east where they're not seeing the onshore flow, but even in these areas, they are going to be seeing relief in just a couple of days. why? we've completely switched the weather pattern. instead of having high pressure over here, it's over here on the east. so, on the west coast, what are we looking at? low pressure eventually going to be sliding into the southern
plains, especially out towards texas, where they've had horrible drought conditions. they're going to be getting well-needed rain by the middle of the week. that is huge. the down side of this is we're looking at all the moisture in the upper midwest still again today, and not just all the moisture. combine all that, the hot, the humidity, and you have very warm temperatures and you know what's coming, and that is the threat for severe weather. so, heads up, especially flying through chicago. o'hare today, the threat for severe weather out there. also minneapolis, milwaukee, toledo, columbus and even portions of colorado, so maybe watch out through denver as well for potential delays getting in and out of that airport. watching the same system making its way across. light showers, not a biggie, but enough for severe weather. then the northeast, by tonight rain over there, just a couple inches, so not a biggie, but if you're going through chicago o'hare, maybe call ahead and check. kind of a big hub, right? >> yeah, a big hub. indra petersons, thanks. let's look at what's coming up on "new day." >> kate bolduan joins us. good morning, kate. >> good morning. you were just talking about o'hare airport. this morning we're going to be taking a close look at another airport. a story you've also been talking
about. a frightening near collision over newark's airport. a jet landing, one jet landing, one jet taking off, came within yards of each other. how does this still happen? it just seems to happen oh so often. what can be done to prevent it, if anything? this is one of the country's major airports, some of the busiest air space in the country. we're going to be looking at it and just how close they got. also, after many weeks of waiting, the families of those on flight 370 are closer today to seeing for themselves the satellite data used to trace the jet's path. malaysia, the government of malaysia and inmarsat, that company that's been -- we've talked about so much, they say they're going to work together to make that information public, but the delay, of course, isn't making families happy. they've been demanding this information for weeks now. we're going to talk with sarah bajc, the partner of one of the americans on flight 370. guys? >> all right. >> thanks so much, kate. we're going to talk about that satellite data in just a moment. why is it being released right
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welcome back, everyone. the raw satellite data used to determine the final path of flight 370 could soon be made available to the public. the malaysian government and officials from the british satellite firm inmarsat -- there's been this dispute over who has and does not have the data. the malaysian government says they don't have it. inmarsat said they turned it over to the malaysians. but now they've issued a joint statement saying they're working together to release it in the name of transparency. let's bring in saima mohsin, monitoring developments live from kuala lumpur this morning. good morning, saima. >> reporter: morning, john. yeah, this is something extraordinary, isn't it? we've heard so much about this
raw data. a simple explanation would be, we have it, we're going to give it to you, be completely transparent, but we've had so many different statements from the malaysian government, from inmarsat, the satellite data company that said it had developed this data, all kind of throwing the ball in one another's court. and the families were pulling their hair out. we've been speaking to them, saying, please, share it with us, because this is what everything rests upon. this is the data that led everyone to take their search to the southern indian ocean. well, finally, late last night -- and i can tell you, we have been phone-bashing here in kuala lumpur. finally, the malaysian government, the acting transportation minister -- that's the man that we've been seeing holding all these press conferences, hishammuddin bin hussein said, yes, we are going to release this data. now, this morning, early kuala lumpur time, a joint statement, as you say, was released. and what they're saying is that the satellite data company and malaysian authorities are going to present the data in what they
said is a presentable way, which means they're going to release the raw data, and alongside it an explanation from inmarsat of how to read the data. but the family members are actually saying, look, we don't want you to tell us how to read this data. we want somebody else, an independent body, a body that doesn't have a vested interest in any of this. clearly, there's a lot of suspicion. some of them have told me, look, it's been more than a month searching in the southern indian ocean and we've seen no evidence that the plane went down there. so, how do we know that this data is even correct? and of course, as i said, everything is resting on this data. so, they want to get the data and they want another independent body to verify this. so, this is going to go on and on for some time. but a small victory at least for the family members, as we have also been pushing here in kuala lumpur to get that data released. they say they're going to do it. we just don't know when yet. john? >> no, i think everyone wants to get a good look at this to see
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welcome back to "early start." it's "money time" this tuesday. dow futures pointing to a lower open on wall street. fear still driving the market. cnn money looks at what's driving investors. zero is extreme fear, 100 extreme greed. 31 fear reading right now. a year ago, it was extreme greed, and that greed drove the s&p 500 to gain 30% last year. now, even as we hover near record highs in stocks, investors are largely cautious. gopro is going public. that's the maker of those cameras that attach to everything, made popular by extreme athletes who stuck them to snowboards, helmets, handlebars, anything. the company plans to raise $100 million. sales were nearly $1 billion last year. considering camera prices range from $200 to $400, that's an awful lot of cameras. all right, the best retirement savers in america live in silicon valley. fidelity analyzes savings data
of 13 million americans and found people who live in silicon valley were stashing the biggest percentage of paychecks into their 401(k)s, saving on average 14.6% of their paychecks. raleigh and houston were also super savers. as far as overall balances, the people of bridgeport, connecticut, they win that title. their average more than $150,000 in their 401(k)s. i guess they've got more money in bridgeport. >> congratulations, bridgeport. you have a great day. you have a great day. "new day" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com across the country have key primaries. control of the senate hanging in the balance. will establishment candidate like senate minority leader mitch mcconnell survive? way too close. a near miss on the runway at newark airport. a landing passenger plane barely avoids hitting another plane taking off. how did they get so close, just yards separated the two. firing back. china rips into u.s. allegations
that their military officers were spying on american companies. this morning they're summoning the u.s. ambassador and warning this could threat en u.s./china relations. >> your "new day" starts right >> your "new day" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning. welcome to "new day." it's may 20th. can you smell that? that is election season in the air. this morning we're watching primaries in six states. . could dethrone key players. >> this features a tea party challenger battling the establishment republican from the right. including a challenge in kentucky to senate minority leader mitch mcconnell. with more than a dozen senate seats seen up for grabs, what happens today will say a whole lot about what the fall