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behind him on standing up to russian aggression in ukraine. and outrage over this chaotic scene at a pool party. some demanding action against the police officer for using who they consider excessive force against teenagers. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> a lot going on. >> i watched that several times. >> i'm john berman. it is monday june 8th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. happening now, an urgent manhunt with law enforcement trying to pick up the trail of two ruthless and dangerous men. two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison. they used power tools to crack the walls before crawling through the pipe of the clinton correctional facility which is 20 miles north of new york near
the border in canada. >> reporter: this search shows no sign of stopping here in denmore, new york. you see correctional officers. we had to go through three checkpoints to go through this location. police and law enforcement and state and federal authorities checking every vehicle leaving this area and also making its way here. if you look off to the distance you may be able to see temporary flood lights which marks the manhole which is located. this is where sweat and matt believed to have used the exit point. police believe they used tools to dig through a 24-inch wall in the rear of their cell. from there they entered a steam
pipeline and accessed tunnels. and the marshals office have filed charges. we know the state of new york hoping people will come forward with any help they can. even offering a $100,000 reward for the two individuals. two priorities this morning, track them down and try to find out how they were able to execute such an elaborate plan. john and christine. >> pablo, thank you. and meeting in the german alps. president obama set to meet with the prime minister al abadi. >> do they line up shortest to tallest there? it is like my kid's soccer team. >> they are focusing on russian aggression in ukraine. for latest from the summit
let's bring in atika shubert. good morning, antika. >> reporter: yes, at president obama's meeting with angela merkel yesterday, more than half of the discussion was devoted to the crisis in ukraine and convincing them to stay strong on the sanctions over russia. it is about convinceing europe the sanctions are having an impact on the russian economy and all of europe have to hold fast in keeping the sanctions in place. those were the dominate discussions yesterday. today, we expect to hear more are on climate change. that session is happening right now, but the situation in iraq you mentioned president obama will meet with iraqi prime minister al abadi. we don't expect to hear more announcement on the military aid to iraq but at the meeting with
the british prime minister yesterday, it was announced that the trainers will be extended to iraq. that will be a point of discussion today. >> thank you for that atika shubert. iraqi troops are claiming victory this morning. iraqi forces in the city of baiji say they have control of the city center and mosque and surrounding neighborhoods. still raging is a battle to retake a major oil refinery the main asset. cnn's jomana korachi has more. >> reporter: you are right, john. the shi'a militia is the key fighting force on the ground there. after months of intense fighting they regain the city of baiji.
they have taken back much of the city center and taken the complexes and main mosque. what they say is left is pockets of resistance as they describe it and clearing operations as we have seen isis in the past leaving behind areas that they have withdrawn from. booby traps that iraqis say they are clearing as isis fighters have withdrawn to the city of mosul. baiji is the scene of the intense air strikes for a long time. as you mentioned, we do not know the fate of the baiji oil refinery. all eyes are on that. this has been highly contested between isis and the iraqi forces. it has changed hands several times in the recent months. we heard that isis fighters had gained control of the majority of the complex of the refinery.
as iraqi officials say they that is a major victory, another victory for them in the face of the setbacks that they have faced in recent months. it is still going to be a big challenge ahead for them to keep control and hold this territory that they regained in the face of the enemy that is highly adaptable and ability to strike back. >> iraqi troops eager to take control. jomana karadsheh, thank you. and government officials expected to notify current and former federal employees if their information was comepromise compromised compromised. the question officials are trying to answer is why. what is the motive for a chinese hack of american information.
we have correspondent sunlen serfaty with the latest from washington. >> reporter: good morning. cyber security experts advising the government say it could be about building a massive database. saying china is preparing to use this data in the future. having the way to expose and blackmail government officials. this is a massive breach. one of the largest attacks on the federal government. taking information about 4 million current and former federal employees. big warnings of the same extend from lawmakers on sunday sounding alarms and how this information could be leveraged. here is the chairman on the committee. >> it was done to get personal information on the political people to exploit them to later down the road to use for for espionage.
>> reporter: the president is attending the g-7 summit in germany. on sunday his press secretary indicated how the u.s. may respond and use economic sanctions as punishment. >> the option that the president put on the table for responding to these kinds of activities in the form of financial sanctions certainly is one that continues to be available to him. >> reporter: while the white house is not officially laying blame on who is behind the attack. u.s. investigators believe they can track the breach to the chinese government and officials in china denied they are behind this. >> thanks, serfatyunlen serfaty. this may effect private citizens in addition to federal works workers. officials say that applications may have been part of the hack. those require personal
information of spouses and partners and friends and others close to the applicant. while serious, the hack of the private citizens data is less compromised compromised. still, the information is out there. an emotional weekend for the biden family as they lay beau biden to rest. the president calling the vice president's 46-year-old son a champion of the people. >> the son of a senator, major in the army. the most popular elected official in delaware i'm sorry, joe, but he was not above dancing in nothing by a sombrero and shorts that would shake a laugh from the people he loved. through it all, he was the constant public servant.
no book in his back pocket so he could write down the problems of the people and go back to the office and get them fixed. >> coldplay volunteered to sing at the service after learning beau biden was a fan. >> the president had a hard time to get through the service. you hear from beau biden's brother. this was a memorial service for a friend and son. there were a lot of public figures involved with it but it didn't feel like a public event. it felt like a private ceremony for someone that so many people loved. i have to tell you, it just tore at your heart. the president kissed the vice president. president obama kissed vice president biden on the cheek afterwards. it was a lovely event. all right. 11 minutes after the hour right
now. boston police say a woman struck by a shattered baseball bat at fenway park suffered life threatening injuries but she is expected to survive. this happened in the second inning of the red sox game on friday. this scared so many people. you sit on the lines there and you are at risk. the woman is tonya carpenter. she was along the third baseline and the broken bat hit her. she was taken on a stretcher from the park to the hospital. it is already a great series and tied at 1-1. lebron james leading the cavaliers to an overtime victory of 95-93. lebron james had a triple-double. >> it was good stuff. a history making hero returns home. triple crown winner american pharoah down the stretch he
went. it was an impressive race. he is now back in kentucky after winning the triple crown at belmont stakes. it is not known if he will race again. his owners will put him back out on the track this year. they are not sure when. one thing is certain though. >> money, money, money. >> how do you make money if you are a triple crown winning horse? he will be a busy horse when he is done racing. >> the stud farm is his future for sure. time for an early start on your money. asian stocks mostly higher. european and u.s. stock futures are lower. on friday the dow fell 56 points. strong may jobs report may indicate a hike in interest rates. apple's developer conference starts today. here is what to expect. apple likely to get into the music streaming business after buying beats.
next better apple watch apps. apple likely to release more tools. apple working on a smarter siri to give information before needed by pulling from a user data. and the apple tv project has been shelved. a pool party melee. this is unbelievable. one officer has been suspended. why some are calling for his job.
arrests. in mckinnieeyckinney, texas, a pool party going wild. a police officer throwing one to the ground and unholstered his gun. that is what a police officer is to do when there is eminent danger. an investigation is underway. let's get more from nick valencia. >> reporter: an officer responding to a pool party disturbance is on leave. the incident started when neighbors called police about a group of teen who did not have permission to be at a private pool. the officer can be seen rounding up teens and wrestling one to the ground and one point the officer takes his gun and points to the crowd. >> several concerns about the conduct of one of the officers has been raised. a formal investigation into the
incident has been started. the officer involved is on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. the mckinney police department is committed to treating all persons fairly under the law. >> reporter: the police chief says he will look into the officer's actions. they launched a full investigation within the department. john christine. i tell you, one of our contributors was saying your job as a police officer is to deescalate a crowd. it looked like the officer was escalating that. it was interesting when i watched the video. it is interesting how the other police officers were behaving around him. he was running from group to group. the other officers -- >> you saw one officer with a calm conversation with the group of kids there. >> the unholstering the gun --
that's a problem. police in milpitas california is calling a bus driver a hero after spotting a 3-year-old boy and the man who kidnapped him on his bus. he called dispatcher and they called police. witnesses report seeing the boy leave a local library with a black sweatshirt. and celebrating broadway's finest. taking home five trophies and top prize for best musical went to the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. one other big winner helen mirren as queen elizabeth. so they are just like the rest of us. the british royal family released the pictures of prince george and princess charlotte.
charlotte is fourth in line to the throne and is due to be chris christened later this month. >> what is she doing here in my family? >> it's my crown. royals inherit their responsibility. cnn anchors, we have to earn them in a quiz show. watch us faceoff in the '70s theme spectacular. >> i feel like i have a piece of the '70s being born in july of 1979. >> i lived in the 1970s. >> music. culture. tv. >> boom. >> politics. business. diplomacy. >> britain! >> john berman is back. >> i did in fact win celebrity jeopardy. >> he teamed up with a don
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ships. that ship is set to dock in italy in three hours. that is where nic robertson is right now for us. nic, the weather is why so many of these smuggling ships are out right now. it is calm seas. people are trying to make the best of it. >> reporter: they really are. this wave of migrants crossing the mediterranean almost 6,000 people. that is the biggest wave of migrants in a single week this year. if you look at the statistics from the italian coast guard and human refugee, they are putting the numbers to about 100,000 so far this year. that's double the number by the same period last year. this weekend, really with the good weather and calm seas, it is encouraging a lot of the migrants or people making them
pay to be put upon boats to get into europe. the "h.m.s." war ship that is expected to bring over 1,000 people here in a few hours, when they were picking people up from the sea, they were picking people up from rubber dinghys. it seems that the people that are putting these migrants out to sea are callus enough to do it in numbers and in vessels that are not capable of essentially making that journey. that is why this massive rescue is underway, christine. >> incredible. a steady increasing stream of the refugees in the last few months correct? >> reporter: absolutely. this weekend alone. you have the british war ship coming in here. we were watching an independent
docking. they had people from mali and pakistan and the british war ship and german war ships out there. italian war ships and swedish war ships and the independent vessels. a massive operation that is underway this weekend. as you say, they have been coming across the sea here in high numbers so far this year. a few months ago, several hundred died when the boat capsized out at sea. >> nic robertson, thank you. a huge manhunt under way for two convicted killers. criminals who escaped a prison with an elaborate scheme. they are on the run this morning. we will have details on the manhunt next.
happening now, a huge manhunt under way for two dangerous inmates. they escaped in an elaborate tunnel plot from a high security prison. president obama with key meetings overseas. due to meet with the iraqi prime minister and there is one item on the agenda and one only. stopping isis. adding to the pile a host of new allegations hitting fifa this weekend. why russia and qatar could be stripped of the 2018 and 2022 world cups. >> welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. police laying out a drag net
across new york state who escaped from a prison. richard matt and david sweat tunnelled out of the new york in that facility. we have polo sandoval with more. >> reporter: the correctional officers are surrounding the facility itself. we had to go through three separate checkpoints to get to this location. authorities checking every vehicle that is really leaving the area and also that is making its way here. if you look off to the distance you may be able to see temporary flood lights set up. that marks the very spot where this manhole is located. this is the location where sweat and matt are believed to have used this as an exit point. just before that authorities believed that they actually used
several tools to dig through about a 24 inch wall in the rear of the cell. from there, they entered a steam pipeline and they accessed the underground tunnels and drains as well to end up here. this morning, the u.s. marshals service has filed warrants for the men for unlawful flight. we know the state of new york hoping people will come forward with any help that they can, even offering a $100,000 reward for the two individuals. two priorities this morning, track then down and try to find out how they were able to execute such an elaborate plan. john. >> polo sandoval, thank you. and meeting in the german alps is president obama and the
g-7. this follows sunday's focus on russian aggression in ukraine. for the latest let's bring in atika shubert. good morning, atika. >> reporter: good morning, john. president obama will be discussing the fight against isis today. he is actually in a meeting with the french president hollande at the moment. you can be sure that is at the top of their agenda. we expect the president to meet with al abadi. they are expected to have a check in assessing the situation in iraq and particularly those most recent setbacks in anbar province and ramadi and the baiji oil refinery. it may be the prime minister may ask for more assistance. we don't expect the president to announce any new military assistance. having said that prime minister david cameron announced britain will increase the amount of military trainers on the ground. up to 125 more british trainers
helping to fight ied explosives there. we are not expecting any significant military aid to come out today. we have to see what happens after the meeting with the iraqi prime minister. >> atika shubert, thank you. there's a claim of significant victory this morning in the battle against isis. iraqi troops are mopping up small pockets of resistance of isis fighters in the key city of baiji after declaring control of the city center and main mosque and surrounding neighborhoods. still raging is the battle to retake an oil refinery. an important asset. jomana karadsheh has the latest for us. jomana. >> reporter: christine, iraqi officials from the military and also the shi'a militias who have been in major fighting force on sunday announcing they have regained control of the city of baiji from isis after months of
intense fighting. supported by the u.s. and coalition air strikes. now they say that they have managed to push back isis fighters from the key parts of the city toward mosul. what remains is pockets of resistance and clearing operations. we have seen isis in the past leaving behind booby traps in the areas that they have left. as you mentioned, we do not know the situation is at the baiji oil refinery. all eyes on that. this refinely has changed hands over the past year. in recent weeks, we saw isis claim control of more than 80% of that oil refinery. it is a very important one. although it is not functioning and has not functioned for months. it is iraq's largest oil refinely refinery refinery. it is symbolic that has
dedicated resources to keeping hold of the infrastructure. that oil refinery. while iraqi officials are describing this as a victory as we have seen in recent months they have suffered some significant setbacks in the fight against isis. the concern here is the challenge remains of will they hold the territory they regained and facing a very tough enemy here. christine. >> isis manages to fund itself by selling that oil on the black market. thank you for that jomana karadsheh. thank you. law enforcement sources telling cnn that security clearance applications dating back decades may have been part of the hack of the government. the forms require personal information of spouses,
partners friends and others close to the applicant. sources tell cnn that while serious, the hack of private citizen data was likely less sensitive than the one effecting federal workers. why do they want that information. higher pay for low wage workers. hillary clinton told more than 1,000 fast food workers at a convention in detroit she wants to be their champion. she spoke by phone and said every worker deserves a fair wage and right to unionize. jeb bush was campaigning in new hampshire. the former florida governor stopped at a church in portsmith. he has been on the trial for some time. he will make an announcement on june 15th. a history making hero returns home. triple crown winner american
pharoah. look at that. motorcade as he arrives back in kentucky a day after winning the triple crown in new york. he is the first in 37 years to win the triple crown. the owners say american pharoah will hit the track this summer. after that he has a serious future as a stud. speaking of money. let's get an early start on your money. asian shares up. shanghai up 2%. european and u.s. stocks futures are down a bit. one stock climbing deuche bank. the two ceos are leaving. a board member will gradually take over the position.
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get in to metlife stadium. people were trying to enter illegally. witnesses say no concert goers had tickets, but frustrated by the slow security screening. in mckinney, texas, a pool party spiraled out of control. this video shows a police officer confronting a group of teenagers, throwing one to the ground and showing his gun to the others. the officer has been disciplined. let's get more from nick have a valencia valencia. >> reporter: an officer responding to the disturbance has been put on leave. the incident on friday night when neighbors called police about a group of teens who did not have permission to be at a private pool and refused to leave. the officer can be seen wrestling one teen to the ground. one point, the officer points
the gun at the crowd. the police chief in mckinney spoke out. >> a formal investigation into the incident has been started and the officer involved has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. the police department is committed to treating all persons fairly under the law. >> reporter: the police chief says he will look into the officer's actions. they launched a full investigation within the department. john christine. >> it is really remarkable to watch the video. the police officer running from group to group of people. you know tom fuentes, one of our law enforcement analysts here. he said there is no reason to unholster the gun. that girl is in a bikini. clearly she does not have a
and 2022 world cups could be stripped from russia and qatar if it is proved that bribes bought the bid. that would be epic. let's bring in frederik pleitgen. fred, if this ever happened, it would rock the world. >> reporter: it would be interesting for the u.s. as well. keep in mind, for the 2022 world cup, the u.s. was a finalist but lost in the bid to qatar. that would be open again. the fifa official investigating all of that and made the statements so far, he has nothing that would prove the two world cups were given to russia and qatar due to bribes. as has been the case in the past week since all of this broke, there have been new allegations that came to light over the weekend. many of them here in britain. one came from the newspaper called "the sunday times" which
has investigated fifa for a long time and put forward videos that allegedly shows fifa officials saying yes, bribes were flowing for the 2010 world cup held in south africa and possibly it wasn't even south africa that got the most votes for the world cup, but it was morocco. so a lot of allegations out there. a lot of them surrounding jack warner. the former head of the north and central america. it is alleged there was a payment of $10 million that came from fifa to him that was supposed to go to football and soccer development in central america, and never used for that. most of the money was used for himself. a lot of interesting developments. we will wait and see what
i'm christine romans. let's get an early start on your money. not a great start to the week around the world. u.s. stock futures are lower. the dow fell 56 points on friday. why if the jobs report is so strong? the jobs market is strong and that likely means an interest rate hike is coming before the end of the year. college tuition is climbing. so are the salaries of university presidents. the average public college president earned $428,000 last year. up 7% from the year earlier. the same time annual tuition at four-year public schools climbed $2,000. the top paid president, penn state rodney eric son. he stepped down making $1.5
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russian anhsian aggression. and outrage over the pool party chaotic. some are demanding action against the police officer for what they consider excessive force. we will have the latest. >> good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. it is monday june 8th. an urgent manhunt with state and local law enforcement trying to pick up the trail of two dangerous men. two convicted killers who escaped from a maximum security prison. the way they did it is stunning. richard matt and david sweat used power tools to crack the walls inside the prison before crawling out through a pipe at the clinton correctional facility which is 20 miles from the new york border with canada. cnn's polo sandoval has more. >> reporter: john and christine, the s