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last moments before he vanished. >> this provided him access to this tunnel that led to his escape. >> from cell to tunnel to freedom. >> this is the bike that el chapo used to ride out of the prison. it still has gas in it. >> cnn takes you inside the infamous drug lord's extravagant escape plan. plus charleston church shooter dylann roof expected in court at any moment. will he be formally charged? will we ever hear the 911 calls from that tragic night when nine people were gunned down? a judge could decide today. let's talk live in the cnn "newsroom." and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. at any moment we'll get a new glimpse of confessed mass murderer dylann roof. the 21-year-old is due in court for last month's rampage that
killed nine worshippers inside an african-american church. it was a cowardly act by a hate-filled young man that reverberates today. that image ignited a new national debate over the confederate flag and promptedcontroversial symbol from its capitol grounds. president obama at the funeral said it was time for a national discussion. >> we do not know whether the killer of reverend pinckney and eight others knew all of this history history, but he surely sensed the meaning of his violent act. it was an act that drew on a long history of bombs and arson and shots fired at churches. not random but as a means of control. a way to terrorize and oppress.
>> cnn's alina machado sets the stage for this hour's proceedings. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. dylann roof is expected to be in court for this hearing. we are told he will be served indictments for the three attempted murder charges that were added last week. those charges are for each of the three survivors of the attack that took place at emanuel ame charge in charleston last month. the court will also address a number of miscellaneous issues including an order signed by the judge that essentially put a gag order in place preventing anyone with information about the investigation or the potential trial from releasing any information to the public. that order also stopped the release of the 911 calls and any document related to the case documents like the medical examiner's reports, information from roof's medical and mental health records, and any witness statements. several media organizations are challenging that order. now, the last time roof appeared
in court, it was through a v the detention center and it was for his bond hearing on june 19th. you may remember that several family members of the victims had an opportunity to speak during that hearing. it's unclear at this point if any of them will be at today's hearing. authorities in charleston have remained tight-lipped about what we can expect today but they have said they do not believe roof will be entering a plea today. roof as you mentioned, according to law enforcement officials, has confessed to the killings carol. >> alina machado reporting live for us this morning. with me is danny sacevallos. thanks for being here. this indictment roof will likely not please guiltd guilty. >> he will plead not guilty. >> but he confessed. >> that's what a lot of members of the public say. there's so much overwhelming evidence why doesn't he just plead guilty at the outset.
even his attorney would be doing him a disservice. he technically could plead guilty. there is a 99.99% chance that he will plead not guilty because one of the main reasons, even in the face of overwhelming evidence sometimes a defendant pleading gilley isuilty is the only token they have left and their counsel may be able to secure some sort of agreement from the prosecution, whether that be taking the death penalty off the table, some sort of reduced sentence in other cases. often times in cases like this that guilty plea may be the only thing he has left. >> well it's just there's such a preponderance of evidence against him. they have the video of him going into the church and -- >> i hear that a lot. when people say why waste all this time and resources. >> exactly. >> in going through a trial? but really carol, when it comes down to it this is the one thing in our system we should never think of as a waste. a trial is more than just an expensive proposition.
for victims and witnesses or family members, this may be an opportunity to have a public maybe even ceremonial catharsis of their pain. for them it may be good. and obviously for many victims it's not, that it's the opposite. it's much more painful to watch it happen but if you believe in punishment and the idea of retribution, a public trial is essential to the order of government because the idea is that the people see that the government is doing its job, and, of course a defendant, you know it's cases like this that are the strongest case for a public trial, as prolonged as it may be because we want to say hey, this is one of our worst defendants ever and even he is entitled to the rule of law even he is entitled to a full jury trial and all the privileges and protections of cur our constitution. >> let's talk about why the judge won't release the 911 tapes or any other police records pertaining to this case.
>> this is always a very difficult balancing test. there's a first amendment right of access. the presumption that court proceedings should be public and they can't be sealed just because information may be embarrassing or sensitive. closing a court docket is a very very difficult choice that is left to each judge in each situation. and they have to balance the public's right of access with the potential harm of releasing information about this particular case and i will tell you, carol, that the court rules disfavor closing cases. so it has to be a very very important reason. another consideration, too, is that pretrial publicity can affect the outcome of a case. it can make a case a conviction appealable. we've seen that in the past. the supreme court dealt with that very issue. it's rare. the mere fact that there's pretrial publicity will not lead to the overturning of a conviction but if that pretrial publicity materially affected the outcome of the case, materially prejudiced the defendant, then they may prevail
on appeal of a guilty verdict that everyone else may think was very very strong. so the judge has to be very cautious. it's a difficult balancing test with many constitutional considerations but each judge has to make a case-by-case determination. >> thank you so much. i appreciate the insight. in other news president george h.w. bush is in stable condition this morning after breaking a bone in his neck. the 91-year-old fell wednesday while at his home in kennebunkport. his spokesman said the injury is not life threatening. tweeting a few hours ago that president bush remains hospitalized at maine medical center. cnn's sun lan sur fatty is following the story for us from washington. >> good morning to you. the former president spent the night at a hospital in portland maine, and he's still hospitalized at this hour. he took a fall yesterday while alt their family home in kennebunkport breaking a vertebrae in his neck and aids say he will be wearing a neck brace as he recovers in the days
coming up. medical experts say this sort of injury can be very serious for some. here is what cnn's sanjay gupta had to say. >> one of the biggest concerns though even in some ways more so than the broken neck itself is this is a guy who is 91 years old. has had problems with lung problems in the past developing a pneumonia, developing some sort of lung infection. would be a very serious problem. getting him up and about quickly i think is going to be the name of the game. if we hear he's still in the hospital in the bed for several more days that's going to raise some more flags. >> at 91 bush is the oldest living former u.s. president and he's had some pretty significant health problems in the past. last year he was hospitalized for shortness of breath. he also suffers from parkinson's disease and in 2012 he was in the hospital for two months for a bronchitis related cough. this morning we're hearing some reaction from his family. his granddaughter jenna saying they are optimistic he will heal
well. >> he's doing okay. i mean he's not the typical 91-year-old. he jumped out of a plane so i think he can manage a minor neck injury. >> reporter: aides say they expect him to be in the hospital not for long but as of now he is still hospitalized. >> sun lan sur fatty reporting live from washington. lasers pointed at 11 commercial flights near newark airport. what is it looks like when the powerful green beam shoots into the cockpit. it can blind the poi lots. here is a map showing the target area of where the planes were hit when the beams went inside the cockpit. most of the flights were near the airport. others as far south as ocean city maryland. >> reporter: good morning, carolina. all of these 11 commercial flights, they were struck with that blinding light similar to what you just showed there and it all happened between 9:00 and 10:30 last night over new jersey.
so now we know this morning the faa, they are investigating to try to get to the bottom of who is behind this. we do have a breakout of all of the airlines affects, all of the flights we know were flying at an altitude below 10,000 feet. so that means either this was the portion of flight pathat was takeoff or landing which is the most critical point of flight. you're looking at your screen there. those are all of the airlines that reported their pilots reported they were struck with this green laser light. let's take a listen to just two of those incidents as the pilots they were struck and how they radioed that into air-traffic control. take a listen. >> we're getting a laser at 10:00 low now. >> who is getting a laser at 10:00. >> united 330. >> laser event 10:00 low. >> and american 1976 checking in with you and we just got the laser also here at 3,000. >> so you want to know what this
is like? carol, imagine being in a pitch black vehicle and someone takes a camera and that flash goes off, and then try flying a plane with hundreds of people on board and coming in for a landing. so you get just how complicated, how dangerous this sort of distraction is when a pilot is either taking off or coming in for landing. it really is tough to try to track down. it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack to find who is behind this laser, but authorities have been successful before. they have been able to find people before and when they do they do face some pretty tough charges we know at the very least they could face up to five years behind bars as well as thousands of dollars in fines, carol. >> i hope they find them because that's just idiotic. renee mar, rene marsh, many thanks to you. >> still to come. >> reporter: this is the bike el chapo used to ride out of the
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this news just into cnn. tlc said it has canceled "19 kids and counting," the tv reality show that featured the duggar family. it happened in the wake of child molestation revelations within the family. i know you heard about these allegations involving josh duggar and his sisters jessa and jill. brian stelter joins us now. it took them a long time but tlc decided it was final for that show to end. >> that's right. they've just confirming the show will not be resuming production.
the issue was the cameras weren't rolling in may when the revelations surfaced so the network was able to wait a little while before deciding what to do. they the show disappeared but they always left open the possibility maybe it would come back. for the first time today they're saying they are not going to resume production however they were leaving the door open to a possible spinoff sim in the future. >> a spinoff involving jessa and jill? >> there's an idea maybe some of the daughters will be featured in a new show but that will be down the road. the bottom line is this show will not be returning to the schedule. they won't be resuming production but they also won't be bringing the old episodes back. that's a big deal for tlc on a business level. it's one of the highest rated shows so they are taking a business hit here but culturally there would have been a lot of criticism. >> so we may or may not see some of the duggar on television again? >> there's always a possibility for a spinoff.
the one time we know some of the daughters will be back on tlc. they are going to do a commercial-free special about child molestation. they are working with a couple groups to produce a special that will try to tell the stories of jill and jessa. >> so jill and jessa will appear in this hour-long special. >> these are the women that were interviewed by fox news who defended their brother in some cases and tried to describe what had actually happened to them. they will be participating in the special. i have a feeling one of the reasons it's taken to get to this point was tlc was in negotiations with this family. they were trying to figure out what they could do with this family in the future. a really difficult situation on a number of levels. this is a family that was really in crisis that never expected these old molestation allegations to surface and become the big story they became. >> brian stelter, many thanks. i appreciate it. it's very difficult to
breathe down here. a lot of dirt, dust. this here for the ventilation system. tight, tight space down here. >> cnn heads inside el chapo's tunnel as authorities around the world hunt for mexico's most wanted fugitive. nick valencia showing us the very escape route the drug lord took just five days ago from inside el chapo's cell down into the elaborate tunnel below. >> this is where he kept his belongings. >> reporter: for the first time our cameras are allowed inside cell number 20. this is some remnants of what he left behind the sink he used to wash himself. for nearly a year and a half sinaloa cartel boss joaquin "el chapo" guzman was behind these bars. this is the access point he used. this wall providing a blind spot for that 24-hour surveillance camera. just five days ago that camera captured one of mexico's most
notorious drug lords vanishing below the shower floor. a mile away, i climbed into the tunnel's exit. here is another ladder leading down into another part a deeper part a deeper section of the tunnel. it's hard to estimate how long and how many people it took to create this remarkable feat of engineering. you see here electricity lines. it's very difficult to breathe down here. a lot of dirt dust. this here for the ventilation system. this motorcycle was on a track here. this is the bike that el chapo used to ride out of the prison. it still has gas in it. the track also fixed with carts, used to carry out thousands of pounds of soil. rolls back and forth. you see that? there's buckets left behind. look at this. left behind oxygen tanks as well in order for them to survive down here. it is a very tight space. i can't even stand up.
i'm about 5'10". i can't even stand up all the way. but the tunnel just right for mexico's 5'6" most wanted fugitive. nick valencia cnn outside the prison in mexico. >> officials in mexico and the united states are exchanging information trying to find this guy. mexico has rejected some offers of help from the united states. still to come in the "newsroom," president obama talking tough and adopting a bolder new tone as his presidency winds down. should we expect more of what the president says is his fearless attitude?
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carter. this visit comes just days after that historic nuclear agreement with iran. the u.s. offering to boost aid to israel including the possibility of more military defense equipment. moments ago israeli prime minister benjamin ment saidnetanyahu said this about the deal. >> when arabs and israelis agree, i think it's worth paying attention. our fate is most immediately affected by this deal and the fact that this unreformed iran gets hundreds of billions of dollars into its coffers right away or very soon won't take long for these sanctions relief to take place, i think raises questions for us whether, in fact what we'll get is more terrorism, more aggression more subversion rather than the opposite. >> let's get more from barbara starr. good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
carol. ash carter had been scheduled to go to the middle east next week anyhow but now, of course this trip takes on a much different tone. two of the key stops will be israel and saudi arabia and he's going to be talking about the iran deal trying to reassure both of those countries. as for israel officials here at the pentagon are telling us it's not that there's a specific package of arms that carter will offer. the israelis know the door is open to additional weapon sales if they want to take advantage of that but carter will talk about reassuring them offering perhaps more intelligence sharing, more intelligence cooperation to satisfy and deal with israel's concerns that once the sanctions on iran are lifted iran has more money, iran more what the u.s. calls malign activities support for its proxies like hezbollah and hamas that cause israel so much concern. so look for some of those closed-door conversations about
intelligence sharing to happen both in israel and when carter moves on to saudi arabia. will there be more arms sales to the middle east? inevitably there will be but it may be too soon right now to talk about that. israel very much focused, it appears, on trying to get the deal crushed in congress and if they cannot then we'll see what the next steps may be. carol? >> barbara starr reporting live from the pentagon. thank you. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. president obama on the offense as he sells his iran deal to the american public. part of his efforts on display during a press conference at the white house yesterday. things getting heated during this exchange with cbs white house correspondent major garrett. >> can you tell the country, sir, your content with all the fanfare around this deal to leave the strength of this
nation unaccounted for in relation to these four americans. >> i got to give you credit major, for how you craft those questions. the notion that i am content as i celebrate with american citizens languishing in iranian jails jails, major, that's nonsense, and you should know better. >> garrett defended his line of questioning during an interview this morning on cbs this morning. >> major, you're a good reporter and all of us have asked questions we wish we had perhaps asked differently. second thoughts? >> no. look the position i'm in i ask the question i ask. i can't take it back. the president believed i was suggesting he was content with the americans' captivity. that wasn't the basis of my question. it wasn't my intent. >> so let's talk about this. democratic strategist robert
zimmerman is here along with tara setmayer. thanks to both of you for being with me this morning. >> good to be with you. >> so tara are we all making too much of this? >> i think we're making too much of the fact that major garrett actually had the temerity to ask the president a pointed question. you know the president needs to get over it. too bad he got upset that major garrett pointed out the fact that we have four americans languishing in iran. the president was running around spiking the football about this is a great deal he's on offense. but yet he never mentioned the fact that they tried to get these americans out or the fact that the americans -- they weren't even on the table. he went in and side stepped the question said well -- >> he did answer that question during this press conference. >> not really. he was really -- >> an interesting -- >> he was so upset about the fact so concerned and not content he would have addressed those families. taken that moment and looked in the camera sand said we're doing
everything we can. you have a problem with that the president standing up and being presidential talking about getting our americans out of a country that hates us. >> all of a sudden tara, they're calling it the lame stream media. >> i never called him the lame stream media. those words have never come out of my mouth. >> major garrett didn't ask a question he made an accusation. he admitted he wanted to be provocative, strike a nerve, and i think very frankly the president showed a profile in presidential restraint by using the word nonsense which is not the first thing on his mind. the point i'm taking to you is that look we certainly know these four individuals are being held in iran are the constant focus of negotiations going on. to imply that somehow the president doesn't care is a disrespectful comment and is also grossly inaccurate. >> major garrett also said this morning on cbs that he felt guilty about not devoting more time to covering these four
americans that are being held hostage in iran and that's really why i phrased the question -- >> then he should see a therapist but not use the presidential press conference to make himself the story. it's not the first time we've seen reporters try to make themselves news during a presidential press conference and whether it's a republican or a democratic president -- >> back in the day it was sam donaldson, right? >> very frankly, it was wrong then and it's wrong now. >> really? i enjoys sam donaldson. >> that's not the point. he's a great journalist but a presidential press conference is designed to ask questions and hopefully prompt answers not to make the reporters the stories. >> the only reason major garrett became the story was the president's petulant response back to him. he said they couldn't put those americans, the hostages on the table in the negotiations because it would have opened the door for other concessions. that's a bunch of bs. >> no no. gee said >> he said if they opened that
door -- let me finish my sentence. they put forth removing economic sanctions on the qods commander. they have blood on their hands killing thousands of americans, supporting terrorism in iraq. >> there should be some topics -- >> we gave iran that but couldn't get our americans back. >> there should be some topics that should be above partisan politics. one of the four is missing actually. it's a tragedy and we're all focused on it but to make it a partisan debate is wrong. >> it's a bipartisan debate. >> very frank, you have seen our country united -- >> i wouldn't call major garrett partisan. >> but the discourse around these individuals is partisan. the bigger point is we know there's a lot of negotiations going on behind the scenes. obviously it's not something -- we shouldn't be discussing these type of sensitive negotiations in public. >> there's nothing bipartisan about what major garrett asked.
nothing bipartisan about the fact we have a pastor, a marine, a "washington post" journalist a and former fbi agent languishing in iran right now and this united states of america has left them there. we traded five taliban terrorists for a deserter and heralded that as if it was okay but they could not do that with a country like iran who chants death to america to us. we gave our -- gave everything away. we have no leverage now. >> robert last word. >> very simply tara relax. the reality -- >> i'm not going to relax. i'm very is up set. have you sat across from an innocent man in prison or looked in the eyes of their children? i have. i have done that. this is very personal for me so see our americans are sitting over there. >> we all feel deeply about it. >> do you? >> we don't use it as a partisan game. >> nobody is. it's a bipartisan issue. >> we have to work together as a country to solve this. our president and our entire government are totally committed to seeing individuals freed from
these kind of restraints. >> they should be free now and brad sherman, a democrat bob menendez democrat these are all people who are critical of what the president has done. >> you don't negotiate freedom through sound bites and tweets. >> that's right, you don't. that's right, you negotiate -- >> i'm going to have to leave it there. i'm going to have to leave it there. >> -- power of the united states. >> i'm totally awake now. thank you. >> good to be with you. >> nice to have you both here. still to come in the "newsroom," a secretly recorded conversation has some calling for an investigation into planned parenthood but is there more to this video than meets the eye? this is an iphone. and unlike most smartphones, we design the hardware part and the software part.
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from 180 in the lastings in intelligence assessment. the report finds more than 20 people from the u.s. are believed to have died fighting for isis in syria. president obama heading to where no sitting president has gone before prison. he's visiting the el reno federal prison in oklahoma city talking with inmates and law enforcement officials as he continues to push for major criminal justice reforms. to comes just after the president commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders. protesters violently clashing with police in greece after the parliament voted to accept a eurozone bailout package. painful new austerity measures mean more hardships ahead for the greek people including severe pension cuts and tax hikes. and an undercover video gone viral shows a top official at planned parenthood discussing aborted fetuses over a glass of wine. it was shot last year by an anti-abortion group and led by a
man named david deleaden. he's a long time anti-abortion activist who has been accused before of deceptively editing video. the group claims it documents planned parenthood selling fetal organs for a profit. planned parenthood calls the claims outrageous and flat out untrue. already some republican lawmakers though are calling for an investigation. athena jones has more. >> so i say, okay, what are you looking to supply today? very good atgate get, heart, lungs, liver. >> reporter: an abortion provider discussing how to collect body parts from aborted fetuses at a california restaurant over lunch. >> they're looking for specific lungs. >> reporter: the secret recording made by anti-abortion activists from the center for medical progress is the latest salvo in the debate over abortion rights. >> they just want to do it in a
way that's not perceived as making money off of this. >> reporter: the group posted to versions of the video they say was shot last year. a heavily edited clip just under nine minutes and a so-called full version that's nearly three hours long. cnn can't verify the longer version is the complete unedited video. the center for medical progress says the video proves planned parenthood sells fetal organs and tissues, a practice that's against the law. they point to this online form to order tissue by organ and age of the fetus. and this exchange between the two actors posing as representatives of a by lodge irks company and dr. debra nukatola the director of medical services. >> i could throw a number out. i would say it's probably anywhere from 32 --0 to $100.
>> they're per specimen we're talking about? >> yes. >> planned parenthood calls it untrue. we do important work like other high quality health care providers with full appropriate consent from patients under the highest ethical and legal standards and with no financial benefit for the patient or planned parenthood. and those dollar amounts being discussed? the organization says that was about the cost to transport donated tissue. standard practice. but where is the line? medical ethicists say exchanges like this one raise questions. suggesting doctors adjust their procedures to ensure the desired tissues are collected. >> i'd say a lot of people want liver, and for that reason most providers use ultrasound guidance so they know where they're putting that you are
foresepsfor seps. >> they were giving women abortions and they changed their technique in order to get the best quality tissue after the abortion that's problematic. >> reporter: legal or not, the video may be hard to watch. >> to hear a doctor talking about this in between bites of salad and sips of wine will seem like she was sort of matter of fact to some people. other people might find it disturbing. >> reporter: and it's prompting a backlash from republicans. house speaker john boehner calling for an investigation. a call he canechoed by others. >> congress must and will investigate and i believe we'll put an end to these horrific practices. >> that's athena jones reporting. in the longer version of the video we saw, the planned parenthood doctor explicitly said they are not looking to make money on organs. still to come in the "newsroom," friends of the sole survivor of a fiery plane crash are speaking out about her
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crews have found the smoldering wreckage of a small plane that weptnt down in the washington wilderness last night. the sole survivor 16-year-old autumn veatch is being called a hero before trekking two days until somebody found her. now, friends of autumn are speaking out about her ordeal. cnn's sara sidner talked with some of them. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah they tell a really interesting story, and a couple new details now. they told us where she was
sitting, she was sitting in the back behind her step grandparents the bowmans. she had also never been on a small aircraft before. this was her first trip with her step grandparents and she had only flown one other time before on a commercial flight. so a harrowing, harrowing situation for her when this plane started going down. they said she only was able to see clouds and then trees and then the plane crashed. and it is an incredible story and even more incredible now that we've been able to see the crash site and what that looked like and what the plane looked like as well once authorities found that site. they said the plane was still smoldering when they found it and that they were able to find two bodies. now, as far as how you a dumb veatch -- autumn veatch is doing, her friends say she has burns and bruises, but they say she's doing well. her is her friend sara to tell you more about how she's being able to recover. >> she had the will to live. she wanted to. she talks about that and she
had some other details and thoughts but for the most part it's just wanting it survive and make it out. she's doing really well especially in consideration of everything she's been through, she's doing phenomenal. we were able to help her dress her wounds last night and check everything over and everything is looking really well. >> so her friends sara and chelsea have been talking a lot for her. we do expect to hear from autumn. she does want to share her story and that's something her friends did tell us. she wants to tell people about what happened but she also wants to talk about her step grandparents. she had just been getting really close to them. on this particular trip a very tragic event, she actually tried to save them. that's how she burned her hand. tried to pull them out of the burning wreckage. >> sara sidner live from washington state. thanks so much. checking on some other top stories at 52 minutes past the hour. federal reserve chair janet yellin is set to testify before the senate banking committee today after tense questioning by house republicans yesterday.
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prime day is like when grandma says help yourself to the candy jar, but it has nothing but raisins and sugar-free saltwater taffy. and this tweet, turns out prime day was better than expected. i thought i would waste hundreds but ended up spending nothing at all. still amazon certainly not hurting. shares of the company are up 50% this year. it's not every day that a highway traffic cam picks up air traffic coming in for an emergency landing in the westbound lane of a roadway at the jersey shore. >> reporter: you know when you're driving down the highway and you see a plane landing in your rear-view mirror -- okay it's not exactly the miracle on the hudson. this was sort of the miracle on route 72 huh? >> i wouldn't call it a miracle. >> reporter: that's pilot michaelb arbado whose excellent marge landing in traffic was captured by a traffic cam. this skydiving plane carrying the pilot, two instructors, and
two first-time jumpers lost its only engine. did you consider jumping? because you all had parachutes on correct? >> yes. there was no chance i was going to be jumping out of that airplane because once you leave that airplane you have no control over where it goes. >> reporter: besides an altitude of 4,000 feet is low for jumping. the pilot came in at almost 100 miles an hour, touched down on the pavement and immediately steered over to the median to avoid hitting cars. a motorist shot the skydivers leaping and hugging in relief. the only injury a cut on an instructor's arm from the plane's wings hitting road signs. >> but the landing to do soitself was actually soft. >> reporter: they don't give you a ticket do they? >> i said sorry about the road signs. >> reporter: like the one crushed under the plane reading keep off the median. talk about plain english. the pilot wants that as a souvenir. jeanne moos cnn, new york.
>> wow. thank you so much for joining me today. i'm carol costello. "at this hour with berman and bolduan" starts now. breaking news, the suspect in the charleston church massacre in court. we're about to get our first images of what happened inside. and trump on top. i'll speak live with the billionaire's adviser about polls, money, and jeb bush's insult. cnn goes inside the prison cell and the secret tunnel that one of the world's most notorious drug lords used to pull off his daring escape. and right now president obama becomes the first sitting president to visit a federal prison. we're going to show you what's happening. this is cnn breaking news. hello, everyone. i am kate bolduan.