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♪ the hunt is on and there are possible new leads for the two escaped prisoners after search dogs detect their scent. the germanwing's co-pilot who crashed a passenger plane in to the french alps, there are new clues in to what investigators believe was in his mind. in the u.s. state of virginia, a 17-year-old pleading guilty for a recruiting and raising money for isis. from cnn world headquarters here in atlanta, i'm george howell. this is "cnn newsroom." welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. we start this hour with the new leads in the manhunt for two
prison escapees in upstate new york. police say they are reviewing surveillance video from a gas station near the prison. that's where search dogs first detected a scent that investigators believe could be from these convicted killers. our miguel marquez has the story. >> reporter: the search intensifying. blood hountds pick up a strong scent three miles from the prison where murderers richard matt and david sweat escaped. they found bedding in the form of matted grass and leaves and imprints of a shoe and multiple food wrappers giving authorities confidence they are closing in on the fugitives. >> we are looking urn every rock, every tree and every structure until we catch these two. >> reporter: authorities creating a perimeter around the bedding sites, canvassing the woods and area homes, leaving a community on edge. >> it's scary. i mean they literally could have been in my backyard the whole time running through, you know, making their way by to keep where they are going now.
>> reporter: tonight joyce mitchell, a prison worker who sources say may have helped the prisoners escape said one of the prisoners, richard matt made her feel special but the official would not say she was in love. authorities are holding off charging mitchell because she's being extremely cooperative and continues to provide information critical to the case. >> if these relationships or this relationship occurred over months or years, there's a lot of potential intelligence value in these debriefings. >> reporter: investigators believe mitchell planned to pick up the inmates after their escape but changed her mind at the last minute. her cell phone was used to call several people connected to matt. it's unclear who made the calls, when they were made or whether mitchell knew anything about them. >> that was miguel marquez reporting there. a member of the u.s. marshal service as k-9s are important in a case like this.
>> bloodhounds are amazingly incredible animals. it's hard to say. some of them, i was told bay bloodhound handler, the difference between a bloodhound and german shepherd and the ability to smell is the difference between you and your ability to smell. if that is the case, that they did pick up those scents it looks pretty promising and i'm sure the new york state police are doing everything they can right now follow up on that. but we still have to keep an open mind. one of them or both could have slipped out and we have to, we have to remember that and know they could be anywhere in the country. >> you say one or both of them. is there any way -- you have seen manhunts similar to this before. if you have escapees and there are two of them, do they tend to stay together? >> it is hard to say that too. in some cases they have stayed together and other times they
split apart once they have received help they split apart. sometimes in a group. those texas escapees they all stayed together. it's hard to stay. there's no real way to make that determination at this point. >> meanwhile, we are learning much more about that prison worker, joyce mitchell and the role she may have played in richard matt and david sweat's escape. cnn's brian todd has new details on that part of the story. >> reporter: corrections officials had previously received a complaint about joyce mitchell's relationship with one of the two escaped inmates. that's according to a state official briefed on the investigation. the complaint is what led to investigators zeroing in on mitchell as a possible accomplice. that official did not specify which inmate, but a source familiar with the investigation says mitchell told police escapee richard matt made her feel special. >> she was befriended or she befriended the inmates and may have had some sort of role in
assisting them. >> reporter: 51-year-old joyce mitchell nicknamed tilly is a training supervise at the correctional facility where she worked with the two escapees. a source close to the investigation says authorities believe she was going to drive the getaway car for them after their escape. but at the last minute she changed her mind. mitchell has been, quote, extremely cooperative with investigators according to the local d.a. she's not been arrested or charged. her son toby told nbc news she's not the kind of person that would help inmates escape. on a possible relationship with richard matt. >> she wouldn't have an affair against my father and definitely not with an inmate. >> he is referring to his step father. i spoke to joyce mitchell's former brother in law, thomas primo. he doesn't think highly of his sister-in-law. >> she likes the wild side of people. looking for the ones that are troubled. >> i asked about her short
marriage to her brother. >> rocky, very rocky. she cheated on my brother and that broke his heart. >> reporter: he says he hasn't seen mitchell in 25 years. cnn made multiple requests but neither joyce mitchell, her ex-husband or their biological son could be reached for comment. mitchell, formerly joyce clookey is seen here in this photo. as the manhunt intensifies and she speaks to investigator she hasn't spoken publicly about her contact with the inmates. a new york state official tells cnn authorities are holding off on any move to chai charge joyce mitchell with being an accomplice. concern that any legal action may affect her cooperation. in south korea, another person has died making the 11th person lost in the outbreak of the mers virus. in that country. companies are now installing
heat detection cameras to monitor the temperatures of their employee s. officials say four new cases of middle east respiratory syndrome have been diagnosed in the last day pringing the number of confirmed cases to 126. 46 people were feared to have mers in hong kong. all have been tested and the health department has just announced they are all disease free. still the territory is issuing a red alert, urging people not to travel to south korea. people in hong kong know how crippling a disease outbreak can be. as cnn's andrew stevens reports, the mers crisis is bringing back memories of hong kong's deadly sars crisis. >> reporter: in february of 2003, a professor from southern china checked in to room 911 at this hotel. then known as the metro poll. he kept coughing. two weeks later he was dead from
sars. severe acute respiratory syndrome. his one-night stay here had infected more than a dozen others and some of them traveled on to other countries. in those two weeks, this city became the center of an outbreak of a deadly but unknown virus, which went on to infect 8100 people worldwide. killing 744 of them, including 300 here in hong kong. for almost three months in 2003, i watched and reported from a city on edge. many families, including friends of mine who could leave did leave. children sent to relatives and friends all over the world. just escaping from what was happening in hong kong. travel bans were imposed. airlines cancelled flights by the score. hotels suffered alongside the airlines. occupancy rates plunging to 10%. the bars and restaurants in the city where eating out is a way of life were virtually empty.
fake rumors spread like wildfire on-line. the territory was going to be quarantined. the hong kong government was going to step down. people stocked up on supplies. one of the first things you did ever morning before you went to work is make sure you had one of these, a face mask. you would take a face mask anywhere you went where you were likely to come in to contact with a lot of people. the sars virus was actually identified quite early on, but the fears remain driven by unknowns. just how contagious was with it? could i catch it if i press a lift button and if i did catch it what are the chances of survival? mers in south korea for now at least is confined to hospitals and a key point it is much more difficult to catch than sars. but perhaps it's not surprising that hong kong was so quick to issue a red alert travel warning
to south korea. it maybe 12 years ago now, but for millions of hongkongers the memory of the sars outbreak is still very fresh. andrew stevens, cnn, hong kong. several american officials are telling cnn about a close call in the air. they say a russian fighter jet came within ten feet or three meters of the u.s. air force jet. the incident happened in international air space over the black sea on may 30th. that is the same day of this incident. it shows a russian aircraft passing by a u.s. navy ship. the jet was believed to be unarmed. u.s. officials consider the encounter routine but the navy released the video to show these incidents do happen despite russia's denials. there was more dangerous encounter in april. an official told cnn a u.s. surveillance aircraft on a routine mission was intercepted bay flanker jet. it crossed the nose of the u.s. aircraft within 100 feet or 30
meters. that's close enough to show it was armed with missiles. authorities called the maneuver unsafe and unofficial. the crash that killed 150 people on a plane in march and now the medical history is coming in to focus of the plane's co-pilot who is believed to have crashed the plane in the french alps. they say he feared he was going blind. cnn's joel lobby has the story >> almost three months have passed since the crash of flight 9525 and still the alarming medical history continues to unravel. the co-pilot's battle with severe depression is already well publicized. now prosecutors are discovering just how dark a hole he was in. they believe there was red flag after red flag almost right up to the very day the airbus was
stiered in toe french alps killing all 150 people on board. >> within one month, between february 21st and march 22nd, he met doctors seven times, among whom a general practicer, three visits to psychiatrists and three visits to an ear, nose and tloet throat specialist. lube it is said to have visit 41 doctors in the five years leading up to the crash and told those close to him that life no longer had any meaning because of his loss of eyesight. at least one doctor deemed him unfit to fly but because of germany's strict doctor-patient confidentiality laws those that could prevent him from sb entering a cockpit weren't told about these concerns. a criminal investigation will be asking how could so many who knew never speak up. >> they will have to explain how and why a pilot can be in a cockpit with the intention of
leading the loss of the craft and passengers. >> german doctors risk prison if they disclose personal patient information. this doesn't apply if there is evidence they are about to commit a crime or harm themselves. the 27-year-old's employer and parent company lufthansa maybe held liable for letting him return to work. >> because lufthansa admits that when lubitz was in training they knew he had withdrawn from training because of psychiatric issues and depression. >> reporter: to the victims' families this is another step toward seeking closure. this week, the remains of the school children and teachers who died in the crash were brought home. the question that still lingers for so many is how someone who painstakingly prepared for that fateful day in march kept slipping through the cracks. the united states is revealing how it plans to step up its help in the battle
against isis in iraq. the latest possible strategy includes a series of so-called lily pad bases near the front lines that would help support the iraqi troops there. the u.s. official said the advantage of having american troops closer to areas of combat is they would carry out air strikes on specific targets more quickly. a move like this may require even more u.s. troops to be deployed to that region. an american teenager admits to using social media to support the group isis and helping another teen to travel to syria to join the terror group. senior washington correspondent joe johns has the story. >> tonight a 17-year-old honor student from a d.c. suburb pleading guilty to giving material support to isis after the fbi tracked him down for recruiting for the the terror group. the fbi received information that he was communicating on-line with known and unknown individuals and believed to be
members of isil. and that he was supporting violent jihad. >> reporter: we know that the boy who dropped out of a high school in february was a blogger for jihad. the brans behind a controversial, suspended twitter handle which promoted itself as dedicated to raising awareness about the upcoming conquest of the americas. >> he worked to create a prolific on-line presence that included more than 4,000 follow iffers on his twitter account. using the moniker amreekiwitness he was an on-line figure who inspired individuals who wanted to financially support isil. >> reporter: prosecutors say he was instrumental in helping an 18-year-old actually travel to syria to join isis. the justice department filed charges against him, too. but he is still believed to be overseas. amin was helping isis
sympathizers by teaching them about the virtual currency known as bitcoin. >> that included directing people how to use bitcoin and using it anonymously and he engaged in recruitment of people to try to get them to go to syria to fight with isil. >> reporter: his lawyer, with his mother by his side said his client's fervor and support for isis is all about opposing the regime of assad. >> there's a lot of people of conviction who oppose the assad regime. when you share those believes it's easy to get caught up in joining, at least in the virtual world with, some movement that you feel is opposing something that is absolutely criminal. >> reporter: amin joins the growing ranks of muslims that have been lured in to radical islam on-line and faces up to 15 years in prison for his involvement in this case. joe johns, cnn, washington.
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personal data for every federal employee, every retiree, and up to a million former federal workers. that would bring the total number of people affected between 6 and 7 million people. the office of personnel management is investigating. some u.s. officials say the hackers were based in china. swiss and austrian authorities are look ing in to claims that someone was spying on talks between iran and six world powers. russian security firm says someone spied on the hotels where leaders were staying. an investigation has started, gu against who is still unclear. cnn's bill black has the story. >> reporter: the people who discovered this militia software say it is a generation ahead of anything they have seen before. the most sophisticated cyberespionage weapon with ever developed. a russian-based private security company with a strong record for detecting advancement malware but in this case even they were
surprised because it was first found on their own systems. that triggered a wider investigation and they say they soon found victims across a huge geographic area, western countries, the middle east, asia, as well. but specifically they say it was found at venues used to host talks between iran and other world powers on iranian nuclear aspir rags. they are talking about hotels and that's why swiss and austrian authorities have now launched formal investigations in to the possibility that this sort of espionage was with carried out on their own soil. the malware has been branded and it is capable of stealing any information from an infected computer, controlling anything on an infected computer, including microphone, cameras. he says what makes it so impressive is its ability to hide, avoid detection and move easily between computers. they say this could only have been developed and controlled bay nation state but they don't
say which one. phil black, cnn, london. several u.s. officials say the administration does not doubt reports accusing israel of being behind the espionage. and that's not its first time that the country may have used such tactics. representatives for both israel's foreign and prime ministers declined to comment. but israel has denied similar allegations in the past. now to the state of ohio. a judge says prosecutor should move forward with charges against officers who were involved in the shooting of a 12-year-old. tamir rice. the judge found there is probable cause to bring murder charges against one of the officers involved and negligent homicide charges against the other officer. his ruling, though, is not binding. it's just a recommendation. last year, police mistook rice's pellet gun for a real weapon and then they shot him. the entire incident was captured on surveillance video. prosecutors say a grand jury will ultimately decide whether to indict those office aers.
we are learning disturbing new details about a quadruple murder that happened last month in washington. a prominent d.c. business executive, his wife, son and their housekeeper were all found dead inside of their burned mansion. one suspect is under arrest but investigators believe he had help. cnn's pamela brown has the story. >> reporter: cnn has learned was strangled in his washington, d.c. mansion according to a source. >> strangling, stabbing. this is very intimate, very one on one. very close in. it tells me there is great rage and anger and a hostility. police say army, her 10-year-old son phillip and housekeeper were also tortured and murdered by 34-year-old darin went. investigators discovered a
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you are watching cnn newsroom. i'm george howell. the headlines we are following this hour. a source tells cnn new york authorities had previously received a complaint about the relationship between prison worker joyce mitchell and one of those escaped murderers. police say mitchell may have helped in the escape. her family denies that. in south korea, another person has died in the outbreak of the mers virus. that brings the total number of deaths to 11. the number of cases now stands at 126, with four new cases confirmed on friday. more than 3800 people have been quarantined. the co-pilot believed to have downed germanwing's flight 9525 apparently feared he was going blind. french prosecutors say andreas lubitz made several visits to doctors in the months before the crash. they are opening an investigation to the crash that killed all 150 people on the plane. more on the top story we are
following. the search for two escaped killers in new york state. investigators say a saerch dog alerted them to a scent that could be from the fugitives. police are looking at surveillance video from a gas station close to the prison. they say they also found food wrappers, a footprint and signs that someone may have been sleeping in the woods nearby. the search, as you can imagine, as residents on edge. sgli . >> i feel like i'm going crazy being indoor. i feel like a prisoner in my home. i have the doors locked, close the windows. i have ladders outside. so i imagine things. i look out the window often. everywhere i drive to work, i'm scanning to see if i see any unusual activity. actually today, i did see an older man walking. he was dressed a little odd. i thought why is this man walking up route 374 when there's convicts on the loose. and when i got to work, a little
while in to work, i thought, wow, maybe that was a disguise. i didn't call police. i probably should have but i'm assuming that's what people are doing. their minds are just creating scenarios of what's going to happen next. >> reporter: people are obviously concerned but staying on alert and k-9 units are playing a major role in the search for richard matt and david sweat. cnn's gary tuchman takes a look at how police train dogs like these. [ whistling ] >> reporter: this is dekalb county, georgia police officer, her 7-year-old k-9 dog. and this is sergeant frank and his 4-year-old k-9. both dogs are belgian -- like bloodhounds they catch fugitives with a sense of smell. >> their sense of smell is 10,000 times better than humans. >> and they use their teeth to apprehend.
we will test them with a police dog drill using my scent. when they train they use toys like this. this is the reward in lui of a real person. i will go and hide it. we need an origin point where the dog's officer will tell the dog i was last seen and therefore where the dogs last sniff should come from. we will do it from the tree. this is where i will start from. the dog will start there and i go go to my hiding point, which will be, let's say, right by this log. this is where i will be hiding and put it right there. >> then officer goes to the woods with the dog. when it's wet, or when time has elapsed, it's not as easy for these amazing animals, but it was dry and i was just in the woods. if it were a real criminal -- >> the felon will be pouring out the fear scent and putting out more skin rafts and fear scent
and we will be able to narrow it down to one guy. >> he is having an easy time of it. >> good boy, good boy. yeah! you got it. >> reporter: next -- sergeant thomas is putting on so-called bite sleeves. he's about to become the bad guy for this drill. >> stop or i will send my dog. >> hold on. stand still. slowly come to my voice. slowly walk towards me. >> we want to, if need be, stop the dog if the guy gives up. we want to stop the dogs. >> reporter: the dog stops as commanded, but if the felon is threatening. >> slowly come to my voice, slowly walk towards me. keep your hands where i can see them. that's a good boy. good boy. good boy.
let me see your hands. stop fighting my dog. stop fighting my dog. >> the dog is going to protect me as a handle and himself. so he apprehended the suspect. >> the cops that work with these dogs love them. >> when he retires what happens then? >> he stays with me. he's with me until the end. >> he will be your pet forever? >> yeah. >> i couldn't let go of this dog now. so he will be mine forever, for sure. >> cnn's gary tuchman reporting there. today could be the last day in prison for a man who spent the last 43 years in solitaire confinement. we will hear from his friend next.
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that decision for 68-year-old albert woodfox rests in the hands of a federal appeals court. on monday, a u.s. district judge ordered that woodfox, who's spent more than 40 years in solitaire confinement will be set free. woodfox is the last of the so-called angola three accused in the 1972 killing of a prison guard at a louisiana prison in angola. he was convicted twice for the killing, but both convictions were overturned. robert king is another of the angola three. king served 29 years in solitaire for another crime until his conviction was thrown out. he told cnn's christian amanpour he hopes to see his friend albert woodfox set free. >> we are trying to be cautiously optimistic because we have been here so many times before. >> reporter: is he in solitaire? >> he's in isolation which is the same. in this area here, he's, you
know, being held in sort of a tank by himself. he don't come in to contact with a lot of people. so for him even worse. >> reporter: even worse since his convictions have been overturned. >> that's correct. >> even though his conviction has been overturned and 43 years and counting since, you know, all of this stuff happened, he still remains isolated in prison. even though he's no longer convicted. you know, it's a contradiction. it's a major contradiction. it's kind of hard to conceive. >> reporter: you yourself spent, i believe, 29 years in solitaire confinement. finally your conviction was overturned. describe for me what it was like being deprived of, not just your liberty but any contact with anyone for 29 years. >> being in a cell 23 hours a day, you don't come in physical
contact with anybody unrestrained. we learn to communicate. we did communicate. we did some sacrificing and we continued to communicate but despite the fact we were subject to disciplinary action as a result of it. >> reporter: how did you communicate if you were in solitaire, how? >> well, 0 solitaire confinement is you are in a cell, that is 6x6x1 b12 but there is an openig and we can communicate. >> you describe being served your meals. sometimes they would hand them to you, fling them to you, sometimes fling them through the bars. tell me about that. >> it was a common practice. when they brought your tray, they set it down on the floor. you would have to get on the floor and pull your tray through the bars and eat the food. a lot of time the food would fall off or if you have something big on there it would
get caught in the door or something like that. we saw that as being dehumanizing. we decided to sort of do something about it. we did a passive protest. we ceased to eat and they call it a hunger strike. >> reporter: what do you think mr. woodfox, albert, is feeling right now given he's been in a dozen years longer than you. that despite two overturned convictions he's still in there and the judge said he cannot even be retried because there's no way he'd get a fair trial. just about everybody connected is dead, even the dna evidence that could exonerate him as been lost. >> i spoke with albert yesterday, i believe. he called me. we spoke. i think he's -- it's euphoric. he is cautiously optimistic because, you know, we have been here before.
we have been let down. >> the third member of the group herman wallace was released in 2013 after his murder conviction was vacated. he died of terminal cancer a few days later. the australian media mogul rupert murdoch is stepping down as ceo of fox but he's not giving up all of the power. we will have more on that next.
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welcome back. rupert murdoch is leaving these ceo of 21st century fox and in his departure he is handing the reins over to his sons. murdock will reportedly have a role at the company still. >> reporter: it's a stop the presses moment for the media business. rupert murdoch, one of the world's most influential media executives preparing to step down as ceo of 21st century fox. sources with knowledge to the matter say the he is ready to hand over the reins to his sons james and laughlin.
james ceo and laughlin coexecutive chairman alongside his father. it will be a power sharing arrangement with the elder having the final say but a clear moment of generational change. rupert murdoch's career began 60 years ago when his newspaper publish er father died and left him in control of a local australian newspaper. now the powerful media conglomerate includes the 21st century fox studio. >> there are consequences. >> reporter: the fox broadcast network -- the fox news channel. >> i'm bill o'reilly. >> and sky news. his other company, news corporation has harper colin s and "wall street journal," britons times and several of murdock's native australia. his rise to the top has come with many challenges. in 2011, a phone hacking scandal led him to close the british tabloid news of the world, his pride and joy. the powerful businessman faced
questions from british politicians. >> we'd like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> did you close the paper down because of the criminality? >> yes, we felt ashamed of what happened. and brought it to a close. >> people lied to you and to their readers. >> we had broken our trust with our readers. >> reporter: during that testimony, murdock's then wife wendy also grabbed headlines for what she did after a pie was thrown at her husband. murdock filed for divorce from wendy in 2013. a year later, the media mogul made an $80 billion bid for time warn wither the parent company of cnn. a month later he withdrew his bid from what could have been the biggest media merger in history. respected by many, feared by many his political and cultural power may soon be his sons' power if james and laughlin work
as long as their father they could be at he helm for another 40 years. >> remember the deadly earthquake in nepal. there was another aftershock on thursday. it has killed dozens of people and many people are missing. triggered mudslides. >> it's the after shock that triggered the mudslides that caused the death. not good news for an earthquake stricken country. the ground is destabilize since the earthquake activity that took place in april of this year. we have had multiple aftershocks. add heavy rain with the onset of the southwest monsoon and the destabilize rugged terrain, the rock and mudslides off easily off the mountains and creates scenes like this. over 20 people, 20 fatalities unfortunately. you can see the striations and the scarring on the side of the mountain. good indicators of the
landslides that took place. you can see on the satellite imagery how active it's been, especially over the northeastern sections of nepal. this area, the region where the mudslide took place, actually received half of the monthly average rainfall for june in just 24 hours. you can really start to see the onset of the rainfall creeping further and further west. you can see kathmandu located over this region. remember, that was close to the epicenter of the april earthquake. a lot of people still living outdoors, thanks to that particular earthquake. we are going to be watching out for this to be a major concern going forward with the risk of landslides as we make our way in to the wettest time of the year. you can see kathmandu's five-day forecast in to the next week. looks extremely wet. this is europe. we have an active weather pattern. low pressure system is rotating. it has created severe weather and the possibility of severe
weather heading in to friday and saturday. specifically across southern sections of france, northwestern italy and even stretching towards western england, near birm ing ham. we have the possibility of strong winds, heavy rainfall, isolated tornados and large hail cannot be ruled out of this particular weather system. i want to talk specifically across madrid. they had two centimeter size hailstones fall from the sky, heavy rain and strong winds and created scenes like this. look at this, george, on your tv scene. that happened on thursday. it actually ruined a lot of vehicles inside the streets of madrid. you can see the hailstones bouncing off the ground. not good news. people need to look out for if they are in the south of france for instance. >> we will stay in touch with you on that rough weather. thank you. the hundred for two escaped killers in new york state. it presents a number of
challenges for investigators. police say the men could change their appearance to try to avoid detection. as cnn's tom foreman reports others have tried to do just that. >> reporter: in movies like "the fugitive" and "gone girl" people on the run undergo dramatic changes. >> brown hair, brown eyes, anyone like that around. >> in real life it can be more startling. take the case of aubrey lee price. he bilked investors of millions, faked his death and left his white collar appearance far behind, becoming homeless, doing odd jobs and collecting a stash of fake i.d.s. out in california, officials believe scott peterson, suspected of killing his wife and unborn child was about to run when he grew a goatee and went blond. he was caught and convicted any way. it has happened over many generations. in the 1930s, gangster alvin
creepy car pus had his fingerprints removed and around the world, in japan prosecutors say a convicted murderer performed cosmetic surgery on himself. cutting off part of his lips to avoid being spotted on the run. in colombia, police say this man, who broke out of jail, got breast implant s, changed his name to rosealina and hid as a woman. in serbia, a criminal took on a new personality. masquerading as a bearded doctor and attending medical conferences. great falls, virginia knows about this dangerous game of hide and seek. that's where a seemingly nice family man, named norm hamilton was living when he was arrested in 1980 for shooting two men and killing one. >> he was arrested in an upstairs apartment. >> reporter: turns out his real name was bernard well with. and since 1974 he had been an escaped inmate from dannemora, new york.
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in south o korea officials confirm four new cases of the mers virus. 11 have died. the manhunt continues in new york. authorities searching for the two convicted murderers who escaped a state prison. and a media mogul steps down. rupert murdoch announces he will resign. we will let you know who's taking over. hello, i'm natalie allen. welcome to our viewers of the united states and around the world. you're watching cnn newsroom. our top story is from south korea where officials are are racing to stop the deadly mers virus from spreading but the outbreak is growing. officialing confirmed another person died bringing the o total