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you just sat on the ball cap. this will conclude whatever this was. dangerous tornadoes tear through the central u.s. reports of extensive damage in some places. another angle to consider in the fatal shooting in south carolina. ahead, a breakdown of newly released dash cam video. and the countdown is over. the apple watch is here. we speak to an expert to see whether it's time for you to get one. yes, all pun intended there. we welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell. this is cnn newsroom. we begin this hour in the united states where tornadoes have been tearing through part of the midwest.
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you can see an example of it here. a huge twister ripping through a town in illinois. there's also confirmation of one death in fairdale, illinois. in aetna, kansas, storm chaser kelly williamson was able to shoot these images of a twister on the ground in that area. back in illinois, reporter lindsey clark with wrex tweeted these pictures, showing rescuers pulling out people trapped at a restaurant and home. these of course are just a few examples of the significant damage these tornadoes have caused across the region. the severe weather threat continues for many people at this hour. meteorologist derek vandam has been following it all. >> the video we just showed a second ago and the picture that came after it, one tornado was much wider than the other. but often people think that these large wedge tornados are
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the most dangerous and destructive. not always the case. sometimes those twin twister type tornadoes can be the most dangerous. this is what is called a wedge tornado. these can be anywhere from half mile to a mile wide. of course they can create extensive damage, wind gusts in excess of 200 miles an hour. but they're not necessarily the strongest tornadoes that can take place. remember, this is just pulling up a lot of dirt and dust and debris and creating this very wide perspective tornado. of course, the resulting damage from this has been significant. now it's the national weather service that needs to go back and assess the damage to determine if this was an ef-4 or ef-5 tornado. that's just a way to assess the amount of damage that took place. i want to show you something. this is what is called a visible satellite image. here is the u.s. state of
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illinois. that last little line of storms that started to form midday and into the afternoon hours of thursday, finally did what is called breaking the cap. this is a meteorological term. think of it as a boiling kettle for instance. you take off the lid and the water boils over. that's exactly what happened with the environment. we just got so much heating from the sun that eventually it boiled over. the thunderstorms blew up expansively and we saw those thunderstorms quickly create the strong winds and tornadic development. we have the ongoing severe weather threat starting to diminish in the central parts of the united states. it's focusing on tomorrow's severe weather threat, which is going to be across the mid-atlantic states and here into the atlanta area in georgia. so anywhere along the east coast from the nation's capital to georgia all the way to the gulf coast, be on the lookout for strong weather tomorrow. >> derek, it's called a particularly dangerous situation. >> the national weather service described this thursday evening
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here in the united states as a particularly dangerous situation. >> when that warning goes out, people should take caution. >> absolutely. something they need to pay attention to. >> thank you so much. let's go now to a storm chase they are we've been keeping in touch with. dan has been following the tornado system closely and joins us from olin, iowa. thank you for taking time with us. where have you been chasing the storm and what have you seen? >> i started the day over in eastern iowa, and then slowly we worked our way over into northern illinois. along the way, there was numerous different -- a lot of circulations. we didn't see a whole lot because a lot of stuff was getting rain wrapped, so you couldn't see much. but once we go over to northern illinois, we saw a lot of the damage and destruction that was left behind. >> as far as the damage that
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you've seen, talk to us about the extent of it. i would imagine you've seen some homes that were maybe ripped from the foundation. how wad was it? >> correct, yeah. it varied. there was some homes, the outer walls were missing, roofs were missing, and there was a few that were all the way down to the foundation that you couldn't tell there was a home there. >> also, as far as getting the warning out to people, we understand at this point that at least one person is confirmed dead from this storm system. but many lives might have been spared because the warning got out early. is that what you're hearing? >> yeah, i would definitely agree with that. i know the storm prediction center said, you know, there was a good chance of significant tornadoes. i mean, they hit the nail on the head. that's exactly what happened. so the warning did get out.
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it's unfortunate one life was lost, but it could always be worse. >> dan, one quick question, and very briefly here. when we see these images and we hear you talk about a rain-wrapped tornado, that's a dangerous situation. but tell us how you when you're storm chasing, make sure you're not in harm's way. >> always, always have more than one person with you. that's the biggest key. you can't do it alone. and then always have multiple ways to keep an eye on weather information, from radar to local media and keep yourself abreast of the situation so you don't find yourself in a bad situation. >> i've done some stop chasing myself in texas and oklahoma, and i understand that is the best way just to stay out of harm's way. dan, thank you so much for taking time with us on the phone. we'll stay in touch with you throughout the storm season. now to the u.s. state of
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south carolina. authorities are sharing another piece of evidence in the fatal shooting that happened last weekend. newly released dash camera video shows the moments that led up to the deadly altercation between an unarmed african-american man and a white police officer. jason carroll has more on this investigation. >> reporter: this is the dash cam video from officer michael slager's patrol car. it shows what happened leading up to the traffic stop that ended in the deadly shooting. it shows slager following scott, who is driving a mercedes. slager pulls him over for a broken taillight. the officer then approaches scott's car. >> license and registration. >> reporter: slager returns to his patrol car. then for a moment, scott gets out. he's instructed to get back inside. but then moments later, scott makes a run for it. slager gives chase. the dash cam video does not show
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the struggle between scott and slager, nor the fatal shooting that followed. >> nothing in this video demonstrates that the officer's life or the life of another was threatened. and the question here is whether the use of force was excessive. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: the cell phone video cap churned by a bystander shows officer slager shooting scott in the back, firing several times, then radioing dispatch saying scott grabbed his taser. >> subject is down. he grabbed my taser. >> reporter: the investigation now in the hands of the south carolina law enforcement division. scott was not alone when he was pulled over. he was with a friend. investigators at s.l.e.d. will want to speak with him, as well. according to the police incident report, an officer that
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responded said i also spoke to the passenger. the passenger was detained and placed in the back seat of my vehicle. an attorney for scott's family says that passenger did not see the shooting. investigators will also review the police accounts of what happened. if it's determined that multiple officers attempted to cover for the shooting officer and it's shown that those reports were false, this will be a devastating blow for law enforcement everywhere. >> reporter: jason carroll, cnn, north charlston, south carolina. cnn legal analyst paul kalen is with us in new york. we look at this new dash cam video that has been released. this is in addition to the video we have already seen of the incident. what does this dash cam video do? does it raise any new questions in your mind? >> i found it to be fascinating
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footage in such a serious case. a lot of people, including myself, thought there was some sort of probably confrontation between the officer and mr. scott, which would have led to the ultimate shooting. but in fact, it was a relatively benign interaction between the two. it was simply the officer asking for license and registration, and then going back to his patrol car. and then mr. scott getting out and running away suddenly. so it really didn't add a lot to the picture except to say this started out in a very nonviolent way. >> you know, when you hear from the family, they asked the question why did the officer fire those deadly shots, according to their attorneys. when you look at this video, others are asking why did mr. scott run? >> well, yes. it certainly makes mr. scott look bad. but remember, the law has changed. it used to be when you had what we call a fleeing felon, you could shoot him, the police could in any event.
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but in 1985, the u.s. supreme court said no, you can't shoot somebody, even if you suspect them of having committed a felony, unless they pose a serious threat to the officer or somebody else in the community. bear in mind, we don't even know if he was suspected of a felony, we only know he was stopped for traffic violation. >> we're hearing from another witness who says she saw a confrontation or a tussle before that shooting. this is in addition to the dash cam video being released. how important is this witness coming forward? >> i think it's very important, because we're seeing bits and pieces of this being put together. a polite encounter, police officer to the driver initially. and the driver begins to run. and then a witness saying the two men got into what she describes as a tussle. that probably is the point in time where the officer may say that he feels his life was in danger. i don't know, we don't know what
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the officer is going to say in defense. but after that tussle, of course, mr. scott continues to run and then he's shot in the back five times. so whatever happened in that tussle, that's the thing that the officer will depend upon to give him a defense for the use of this physical force. frankly, when i look at the entire picture, i don't see it as a legitimate defense, because the officer is not threatened at the time he's firing the shots, regardless of what happened in the tussle. >> between this dash cam video, and the video that was initially put out there that we saw, does this give a complete picture or are there still questions and holes to be filled in >> i think there's one hole and it's a very important hole. and that is in the tussle that happened, before the shots were fired, what was said between the two men, how did the stun gun, the officer's stun gun wind up on the ground? that's going to be very
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important, because when jurors look at this, they're going to try to get into the mind of the officer and say why would he shoot a man in the back five times? we don't know at this point. mr. scott is dead, and the officer is the objenly one who really does know. whether he will give a statement we just don't know at this point. >> it will be inciteful to hear what this officer has to say. paul kalen, thank you for your time. >> thank you. coming up in the next half hour, more of my interview with a retired police sergeant. she says if we didn't have eyewitness account, that video of the shooting, the story of walter scott's death might be very different. new video from california appears to show deputies beating a suspect for nearly two minutes straight. cnn affiliate knbc shot these scenes from their helicopter.
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the deputies were chasing a man wanted for identity theft. the officers tried to use tasers but that didn't work. the sheriff calls the video disturbing and has ordered an internal investigation. the horse the man allegedly stole and the deputies were injured. the suspect has been hospitalized. in washington, police have arrested a man who led them on a wild chase. the man was shot and critically wounded a security guard at the u.s. census bureau in maryland. he fled and crashed his car in downtown washington. a police officer and the suspect were wounded in the shootout. the cricket world is mourning the passing of ritchie benot. during his broadcasting career, he became renowned, called the voice of cricket. he revealed last year he was
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being treated for skin cancer. >> there would be very few australians who have not passed a summer in the company of ritchie benaud. he was the accompaniment of an australian summer. his voice was even more present than the chirping of the cicadas in our suburbs and towns. and that voice is now tragically still. but we remember him with tremendous affection. >> the australian prime minister there on the death of ritchie benaud at the age of 84 years old. iran makes new demands in the nuclear deal with world powers. what the supreme leader has to say about the united states' devilish intentions, next. china is staking claim on an island in the south china sea, but some feel it is not theirs to take.
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rebels are storing ammunition in residential homes, putting civilians at risk. air strikes hit missile depots and a military base. the saudi-led coalition is trying to restore yemen's president to power and drive out houthi rebels. now to northern afghanistan. an attack claimed by the taliban has left ten people dead. four gunmen stormed the court office building and exchanged fire with security forces. they were wearing afghan police forces. they were also killed in the shootout. three people are dead after a courthouse shooting in milan. according to media reports, the defendant in a bankruptcy case opened fire inside the courthouse thursday, killing his co-defendant, the judge, and a lawyer. several more were wounded in the incident. italy's interior minister says the suspect slipped away but was arrested a short time later
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north of the city. the united states is standing firm that sanctions against iran will be phased out over time as part of a nuclear framework deal. iran's president, though, and supreme leader insisted thursday that all sanctions would have to be lifted before the start of any deal. >> reporter: the celebrations were huge in tehran after the intranuclear deal was reached. many iranians expecting relief from crippling sanctions fast. but it turns out there's still a long way to go, and iran's supreme leader seems less than hopeful. >> translator: what has happened so far does not guaranty a deal, and neither do the talks leading up to the deal. it doesn't even guaranty these talks will continue to the end and lead to any deal. >> reporter: after the tough negotiations that led to the interim agreement, major differences remain between iran and the p-5 nations. tehran believes all sanctions
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should be dropped the moment a final deal is implemented. but that's not the way the americans see things. >> what we've said is first of all, let's give the negotiators the space to get this done. let's be clear that congress will have a role to play, and that includes taking a vote to lift sanctions. >> reporter: what is clear is that iran will have to drastically reduce its capability to enrich uranium but shutting down many of the centrifuges needed for the process. some of the nuclear plants will also be converted to research facilities. that's not going down well with hard liners back home. many believe iran is giving up too much for sanctions relief and the supreme leader appears to echo those concerns. >> translator: i've never been optimistic about negotiations with america. this is no delusion. this comes from experience.
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>> reporter: this comes as iran finds itself on a collision course with the u.s. >> it shows the danger of allowing iran to have this kind of influence and power and have it go unchecked, because they're not only active here as you know, but also across the arabian peninsula. >> reporter: it's not clear how much of an effect regional disputes will have on the road to a final nuclear deal. but that road will surely be rocky. the exhausted faces of the negotiators showed how much it was to reach the framework. now it somes the hardest work still lies ahead. >> the summit of the americas begins in just a few hours and high he feel talks in panama city between the united states and cuban officials have already started there.
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u.s. president barack obama moved frequently to normalize ties between the two countries. officials expect president obama and cuban president raul castro to interact. secretary of state john kerry met with the foreign minister. it is the first such high level meeting between the two nations in about half a century. in haiti, at least 21 are dead and a dozen people are missing after a shipwreck off the northern coast. officials say the boat, carrying about 50 migrants, was headed to the turks and caicos, when it ran into bad weather. at least 12 people were rescued and the search continues at this hour for survivors. a utility company in california has been fined $1.6 billion for operating its gas transmission system unsafely.
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a pipeline rupture killed eight people back in 2010 played a role in that decision. the company's ceo says his utility is working to become safer and reearning the trust of its customers. china says artificial islands that it is creating in a disputed region of the south china sea would be used for military defense and preparing for typhoons. an official says the islands would shelters and navigation aids. the u.s. says the move could increase tensions in that region. >> translator: related construction is within china's sovereignty right. it's reasonable, fair, and legal. it does not affect any other country, nor is it against the interest of any other country. so it is beyond reproach.
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>> our view of china's land reclamation and construction activities are fueling greater anxiety in the region about china's intentions. so we're watching the developments closely and we continue to raise our concerns with china, as well as with others in the region. >> the philippines has filed a formal complaint about the developments with the u.n. china says it will not participate, though, in the arbitration case. the mother of the officer involved in that deadly shooting in the u.s. is speaking out for the first time and she says she can't bring herself to watch footage of that incident. we'll have that story. later, the boston bomber has been found guilty. but questions remain over whether or not the tsarnaev brothers acted alone.
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welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you are watching cnn newsroom. i'm george howell. the headlines we're following this hour. tornadoes have been tearing through the midwest section of the united states, causing a lot of damage. this shows a huge twister ripping through a field in illinois. officials say there are multiple reports of injuries, and the hospital is in "disaster mode." in fairdale, illinois, one person is confirmed dead. u.s. president barack obama is now in panama, ahead of the summit of the americas. officials say mr. obama is expected to interact with cuban
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president raul castro during the event. it comes as the u.s. state department recommends removing cuba from the u.s. list of terrorism. ritchie benaud has died at the age of 84 years old. he had been fighting skin cancer. the voice of cricket, as benaud has been called, made his broadcasting debut in 1960. now back to the top story. newly released dash camera video shows some of the last minutes of walter scott's life. we can see the initial traffic stop that officer michael slager made over a busted tail lite. seconds later, things change when walter scott gets out and starts running.
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joining us now is cheryl dorsey, retired lapd sergeant. thanks for taking time with us. there's this newly released dash cam video that shows the moments just after the traffic stop. what are the takeaways from what you saw there? >> well, you know, there's a couple of things that bother me. i'm concerned about why he would engage the passenger in the vehicle, have him step out of the car and search him. when i first heard about this incident, i didn't give much thought to the racial profiling aspect. but now i'm wondering why in the middle of the day, with all this going on in the world, are you concerned about a broken taillight? and then you conduct this stop and it winds up in a deadly force incident. it's just very unsettling that things would escalate. >> people have raised that issue saying look, it's an african-american person in a mercedes, i believe it was. and saying that stops like that are what make people so outraged
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and angry about these traffic stops. >> absolutely. because understand, if a police officer follows behind your car long enough, you're going to straddle over the line or you may make a turn without signaling within the last 100 feet. so there's a myriad of reasons where an officer can create or manufacture probable cause to stop you under the pretext of some traffic violation. and then hope and pray, as we used to say on lapd, to the warrant god that you have a traffic ticket you haven't paid for. and now they have a reason to get you will into the system. >> cheryl, so we have the video. everyone saw that initial video of the actual deadly shooting itself. but had we not had that video and only this dash cam video, how different would the perception be on what happened? >> oh, it would be totally different. we wouldn't be having this conversation. we would be hearing what a
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terrible person mr. scott was. we would hear maybe he was a thug, a criminal. we would hear him being vilified, much like the media did and the police department with eric garner and much like they did with mike brown. but for this video, there would only be one version. great deference is given to police officers. so when an officer says something, by and large, he's taken at his word. thank god for this cell phone video. now i'm hoping that the peck specktive jurors will understand that every now and then a police officer will be dishonest when he's excessive in the discharge of his duties, and now he has to manufacture a situation to justify something that's unjustifiable. >> and that video, cheryl, as you mentioned, showing mr. scott being shot in the back at least
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five times. certainly will be important in the case. cheryl dorsey, thank you so much for taking the time with us. >> thank you. we are also hearing from the mother of officer slager. she says the shooting goes against her son's character and tells abc news she hasn't even watched the eyewitness video of the killing, because she is in denial at this point. >> i can't imagine him doing something that -- it's just not like him. it's not his character. but i just have to -- i just -- umm, i just have to let it be and hope god takes care of everybody involved. if the only my family but the scott's family. because i know they're grieving just like i'm grieving. >> meanwhile, another witness to the shooting is speaking out, who says she saw a struggle between walter scott and officer slager just before the fatal
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shots rang out. brian todd has this ex-chew save interview. and we do warn you, the material in the story is graphic. >> reporter: the video of walter scott's shooting not only shows the end of his life, it shows the end of a confrontation that began hundreds of yards away. >> we heard the police siren. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview tonight, gwenn nickels says she saw how it began. she was in the neighborhood when she heard the police cars speeding by. curious, she followed them to the parking lot, where officer michael slager pulled walter scott over. at that point, she says there was chaos. she says she saw the two men at the entrance to a vacant lot less than a block away. >> i didn't hear mr. slager staying stop or halt. >> reporter: she says that's when she saw a physical confrontation. >> what you saw on the videotape, before that, there was a little tussle over there at the end of that date down
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there. >> reporter: were they on the ground rolling? >> no, not on the ground rolling, it was like a tussle type thing, like what do you want or what did i do type of thing. >> reporter: she says she has yet to speak with police. newly released video shows account's car pulling over. slager having a conversation with scott, then later scott opens the door of his vehicle and takes off. why would scott have run? feidin santana told nbc of one possibility. >> before the video, i saw that he was trying to get away of the taser. and his reaction was just, you know, to get away from the taser. >> reporter: the confrontation ended up a long way from where it started, more than two football fields. so far it appears that santana was the only bystander in the immediate area where the shots were fired. this house, abandoned. this apartment building, also
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abandoned. this is the spot where santana started filming. gwenn nichols says her son had a run-in with the north charleston police. she says she was overwhelmed when she heard the gunshots that killed walter scott. >> i started to cry. i'm sorry. i started to cry because i thought about the altercation with my son, and it could have been my son. it could have been any one of these young black men around here. >> reporter: there was also a passenger in walter scott's car, but we have not yet heard his account. brian todd, cnn, north charleston, south carolina. >> questions still linger in the case of the boston bombings. could there be more accomplices out there?
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day two of the masters gets under way today and jordan spieth tops the leader board. he shot an 8 under par 64 thursday. he toyed for second at augusta last year. for tiger woods, he finished nine strokes back at 73. world number one rory mcelroy and defending champ bubba watson shot 71. they are part of a large group tied for 1th after day one. in louisiana, millionaire real estate heir robert durst pleaded not guilty to charges. he was charged with murdering his friend, susan burman in california in 2000. durst is being held without bail
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in louisiana. he has another court date on tuesday. boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev has been found guilty on all counts and could face the death penalty, but as jake tapper reports, prosecutors never pinned down where the bombs were built or where they had any help. >> reporter: it's the history that haunts the fbi and others in law enforcement. did the tsarnaev brothers orchestrate the boston attacks alone? the bombs themselves were built to kill. a complicated recipe of less struck shun that was available on line, but difficult to assemble. interviews with dzhokhar tsarnaev "provided reason to believe that the tsarnaevs had accomplices." >> they're complex devices, and the fact that these things went off in such close proximity showed significant planning. >> reporter: one year after the explosions, former boston police
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commissioner ed davis told me he suspected the brothers may have had help to carry out their plan. >> the fact that they were able to pull this conspiracy off and kill and hurt so many people, you have to look at that very closely. there's a lot going on here. it needs to be vetted. >> someone who might have assisted in making the bomb, perhaps help test it, get the components, that's part of the investigation that's still ongoing, because they never have closed those questions. >> reporter: just days after the brothers carried out their plans, a taxi driver said he picked up the would-be terrorists at the train station the day before the attacks with heavy backpacks in tow. >> i don't know if it was the pressure cooker bombs or pipe bombs. but honestly, it was a lot heavier than some wet towels and sneakers from the gym. then the questions started to roll. what were they doing here?
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>> reporter: where were they coming from, with whom had they met? he estimates the bags he helped them lift weighed nearly 30 pounds each and the brothers were very assertive. they did not want him to touch them. it would seem this is when they picked up their bombs. >> that's -- well, they had heavy backpacks with them. >> reporter: circumstantially, it seems like this, whether they picked them up here in walden or got off a train from somewhere else, this is part of -- >> absolutely. >> reporter: and there may have been more attacks planned. >> he told the fbi apparently that he and his brother intended to drive to new york and designate additional explosives in times square. >> reporter: dzhokhar destroyed did posable cell phones before he was caught. why? whom had he called? prosecutors said they believe, others might have radicalized
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them, directed them, or trained them. and that others might be planning or poised to carry out additional attacks. jake tapper, cnn, washington. now to oklahoma. the state senate has given n fil approval to a bill legalizing excuses through nitrogen gas. supporters say nitrogen gas is more humane, but critics are concerned the method is untested. e still ahead here, apple fans, you are in for quite a tease. you will soon be able to test drive the new apple watch in stores. i'll ask an expert if it's worth all the hype.
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there are new developments in the london jewelry heist we've been following. there were no signs of forced entry and the thieves may have spent several days rifling
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through the safe deposit boxes. phil black has the latest. >> reporter: london police have confirmed there is a communal elevator shaft running through the building that contains the safe deposit company. they say they disabled that elevator at the second floor and from there climbed down into the basement level, which is why the vault is. they got through the other door, got to the vault and at that point they used a high-powered drill to bore through a two-meter thick wall. they did that enough to carve out a hole so they could access the vault and get to work on the safe deposit boxes themselves. the police described what they have found inside the vault. >> the scene still remains chaotic. the vault was covered with debris. >> reporter: all of that suggests a lot of work, a lot of
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destruction and noise over potentially a four-day period. that's still the window the police are looking at. the police say this was sophisticated, it was organized, and they believe that there is only a limited pool of people in this country capable of carrying out such a crime of the phil black, cnn, london. >> so for those of you that want apple's smart watch, the company is expecting its much anticipated gadget to sell out as preorders begin. customers at retail stores around the world can test drive the device, but they can't take it home until april 24th. our correspondent in hong kong didn't see the lines that you would expect. shara, thanks for your time. so look, this watch ranges from $300 to $17,000.
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who is going to buy that $17,000 watch? >> i think that would be with like four k-tvs and it's basically nba stars and ceos. this isn't going to be something an average consumer is going to buy, unless they have a lot of expendable income. i don't think we're going to see a lot of people riding the new york subway wearing a $17,000 watch. >> so here's the thing, what does it do? what makes this watch? let's talk about the $17,000 watch, what makes it so cool? >> you know, the $17,000 watch doesn't do anything differently than the watch that cost $349. >> what? wait a minute, say that again. >> yeah, it does nothing different. the only difference is it's made out of 18 karat gold. so that huge cost difference is
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if you want gold. otherwise, you're not going to be able to do anything differently with that pricey watch versus the cheaper one. >> so the technology is the same, but if it's gold, i guess it will cost more. this is really apple's first luxury item. how is it being received? >> it's really interesting. they were this great equalizer. like you would have an iphone and you know the ceo of a fortune 500 company is carrying the exact same phone of you. apple has now kind of made different classes of watch buyers, so there's people who will be able to afford the cheaper version and people who just -- money is no object. then they'll go from the $10,000 to $17,000 price.
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>> have you been able to try this watch out yourself? >> yeah, i tried it out briefly. i haven't been able to try it out as much as some of the reviewers. one of my colleagues lived with it for a week. kind of the brief period i used it, it was interesting. i think there's going to be a bit of a learning curve with this. apple trained everything to do everything on a touch pad on the iphone or ipad. with this one, you have to get used to having a button again. so part of the way you navigate is through this button on the side. there's also no way to type on it. there's different notifications. so it's going to take a little while for each person to get comfortable and understand what the watch is doing and understand what they're able to do with it. so there's -- i think there's going to be a learning curve here. >> shara, thank you so much for
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telling us about this watch. the technology is the same, but i guess you can pay a little more for a watch laced in gold. thank you. >> thanks so much. we thank you for joining us this hour here on cnn news rom. i'm george howell. my colleague natalie allen is next with more news right after this break. meet the world's newest energy superpower. surprised? in fact, america is now the world's number one natural gas producer... and we could soon become number one in oil. because hydraulic fracturing technology is safely recovering lots more oil and natural gas. supporting millions of new jobs. billions in tax revenue... and a new century of american energy security. the new energy superpower? it's red, white and blue. log on to learn more. when it comes to vaping,
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dangerous tornadoes rip through the central u.s. reports of massive damage in some areas. another angle to the south carolina shooting. a breakdown of the newly released dash cam video. forced to flee. how yemeni civilians are risk their lives to escape the battle zone. become to our viewers in the united states and around the world. you're >> and our top story this hour takes us to the u.s. where a violent storm system

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