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drumpb is donald trump on the defensive for comments made by a senior staff member. nfl superstar tom brady loses his appeal in the deflategate scandal. why an old cell phone may have come back to haunt him. the hunter is now the hunted. authorities in zimbabwe are looking for an american dentist who they believe killed a famous lion illegally. ♪ hello, warm welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. john and i are glad to be with you the next hour. i'm zain asher. >> i'm john vause. you are watching cnn newsroom.
>> we begin this hour with another donald trump controversy. he's once again distancing himself from some controversial comments. >> accept this time they aren't comments made by the billionaire front runner but a close adviser to his campaign. here's our jeff zeleny with more. >> reporter: donald trump's presidential campaign weathered one storm after another. >> they are bringing drugs. they are bringing crime. they are rapists. >> reporter: but a new controversy over offensive language is hitting closer to home. >> who's doing the raping? >> reporter: tonight, as he keeps riding high in the polls, his team is trying to clean up another set of comments. this time it has nothing to do with illegal immigration but trump's own marriage. his long-time counsel and spokesman michael cohen is under fire for telling "the daily beast," you can not rape your spouse. those five words set off a
firestorm. >> stunning response to decades old allegation against donald trump. >> donald trump's campaign is issuing a strong response this morning. >> reporter: cohen made the comment while trying to keep "the daily beast" from reprising a 1989 allegation made by trump's first wife ivana. in their divorce proceedings she allegedly said that trump once forced her to have sex against her will. a statement she later recanted. today cohen backtracked saying in my moment of shock and anger i made an inarticulate comment which i do not believe and apologize for entirely. marital rape is against the law in all 50 states. the trump campaign famously unapologetic quickly distanced itself from cohen who's been one of the most prominent faces of trump's candidacy. trump's campaign manager told cnn, michael cohen is a corporate employee and is not affiliated with the campaign in any way. in the middle of it all ivana trump issued a statement saying their divorce was a time of very
high tension but she added have nothing but fond p fondness for dial and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. >> mr. donald trump. >> this with a week to go before the first republican presidential debate as trump's standing soars. tonight a new poll of new hampshire voters shows trump is on top of all gop candidates - with twice the support of his nearest rival jeb bush. >> he is doing well because he's speaking his mind because he's a breath of fresh air. he's not like all the other politicians who have focus groups and who tell them what to say and how to say it and exactly what words to use. >> reporter: jeff zeleny cnn, new hampshire. cnn spoke to donald trump on tuesday evening to ask about his adviser's comments. trump admitted while he disagreed with michael cohen's comments regarding marriage and rape he's not going to fire or get rid of him and he said that cohen speaks for himself. mr. trump was with also asked about the upcoming
presidential debate. listen. >> now this debate is coming up. are you ready for it? >> i have absolutely no idea how to answer that question. i am me. i don't have pollsters. i have a lot of money, much more money than all of them put together and all of that of their phony contributions put together but you have to understand i want to be me. they pay pollsters millions and millions of dollars, don. you know that better than anyone and they won't answer your question . you see with jeb bush, with the simple that was asked about iraq. it took five days to get the answer out. i think jeb is probably a nice person. i don't know jeb but i think she probably a nice person. but you can't rely on pollsters every time there is a question. same thing with hillary clinton. i mean, she doesn't want to answer any questions. she doesn't deal with the press. everything is done by pollsters. and you know my expression is if the pollsters were any good why aren't they running for office? >> donald you will be on the
stage and have a timer and be against the other candidates. are you preparing? do you have a debate coach? are you ready for this? >> i am what i am. i am what i am. debate coach, look romney had a debate coach and obama had a debate coach. frankly i thought obama was terrible but romney got worse with and worse every time there was a debate. by the time they had the third debate he was catastrophic. i don't know what happened to him. i have to be myself. if it is not good enough that's okay. i will go on to other things. i will ride in though sunset and do more buildings and create more jobs and that's okay. i'm doing this because i want to make america great again. that's why i'm doing it. >> i am what i am. >> is anybody else going to be able to speak during the debates? is anyone else going to get a word in? >> i doubt it. the first debate will be august 6th in cleveland, ohio. on to other stories we are
following. jonathon pollard, a convicted spy for israel will be soon free after spending nearly 30 years in a u.s. prison. he was a former u.s. navy intelligence analyst sentenced to life behind bars for giving top secret u.s. government information to israel. >> israeli prime minister netanyahu said he is pleased with the u.s. decision and went on to say, quote throughout thiz time in prison i consistently raised the issue of his release in my meetings and conversations with the leadership of successive administrations and we are looking forward to his release. despite his happiness over pollard's release, israeli's prime minister is strongly opposed to the iran nuclear deal. >> the sentiment is shared by many americans. secretary of state john kerry went to capitol hill trying to convince congress they should approve the deal. >> iran's supreme leader sends a chilling message to barack obama. this image portrays the
president holding a gun to his own head warning if any war happens the one who will emerge loser is the aggressive and criminal u.s. only giving fuel to opponents of the nuclear deal. >> we are presuming iran will change its behavior and that behavior did not change last weekend when they were chanting again death to america. >> chairman please with all due respect. we're not presuming any such thing. there's one objective, make sure they can't get a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: on capitol hill another bruising for secretary kerry trying to defend the deal against firm republican opposition. >> we stand for america. you represent america. >> congressman, i don't need any lessons from you about who i represent. i have represented and fought for our country since i was out of college. >> god bless you for your service, sir. >> don't give me any lessons about that okay. >> a cnn poll finds 52% of americans want congress to reject the deechlt 44% say it
should be approved. in africa president obama blamed "fast and loose attacks from republican presidential contenders like mike huckabee who evoked the holocaust." >> he is so naive he would trust the iranians and take the israelis and basically march them to the door of the oven. >> the particular comments of mr. huckabee are i think part of just a general pattern that we have seen that would be considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad. >> reporter: while the harshest push back to the deal is coming from republicans, the president is struggling to keep his own party on board to override a veto. even the chairwoman of the democratic party is at best noncommittal. >> there is a lot of merit to the deal but a legitimate cause for concern. i think this is a decision no member of congress should make lightly. >> reporter: the white house did
pick up an important democratic endorsement. congressman sandy leaven the longest-serving jewish member of congress has come out in support of the deal. but senator chuck schumer on tap to become the next senate majority leader remains undecide. despite mounting pressure from the president to support it. cnn, waupg. washington. another big story making headlines in the united states. the national football league upheld a four-game suspension for tom brady in his role in the deflategate scandal. the commissioner said he tried to hide the evidence destroying his cell phone. investigators say the phone may have held incriminating text messages. >> a lot of patriot fans upset about this. the controversy started when the patriots were accused of under inflating game balls to get an edge in january's afc championship game. >> it seems the bottom line is the cover up is worse than the crime. if brady had come clean right
away chances are he may have received a stern talking to and nothing more than a slap on the wrist. now his legacy and relationshipation are tarnished. rachel when brady destroyed the cell phone, did he destroy his credibility at the same time? >> first, i have to make it clear, tom brady had an assistant destroy his cell phone. i don't know what's going on in the tom brady, giselle entourage. maybe they have cell phone destructor as a position open to them. he claims this is something that is usually done by someone who works for him. that he will switch cell phones and regularly have the cell phone and sim card destroyed for priefs sif reasons. clerly as much as i am joking around they have a public life. there are people who probably go through their trash wanting to get tidbits on them. it is not so out of the really that this is something he may do or have someone do for him.
what is suspicious and got to nfl investigators is that he did it on the day the nfl investigation came to him to meet with him. that's suspicious especially since he was aware before that day they would want his electronic records. also in addition i just got to jump in and tell you that a cell phone previous to this four-month period that is really in question has surfaced. so the nfl is saying wait if that phone wasn't destroyed why was the important cell phone destroyed? a lot of question marks here. >> didn't he have three cell phones and only one was destroyed and the one that was destroyed was the one with the 10,000 text messages on it that were pertinent to the investigation. >> no one can say how many cell phones tom brady has or hasn't had. but the one that was destroyed is the one they wanted to see and at least one other one they found that was not destroyed. >> sleelly, brady can argue he was under no obligation to turn the phone over.
>> absolutely. >> will that be the basis of a federal appeal. >> they will not appeal on any of this stuff, not on the merits of did he or didn't he deflate the footballs. they won't talk about the cell phone. the appeal process will be on the procedure. that's the only thing you can appeal to an outside federal court. they will make the claim of hey, roger goodell and his office made the initial punishment for tom brady. then and then roger goodell was the appeals hearing officer on his own punishment and a witness in the case. so roger goodell, the judge was overseeing a roger goodell decision while roger goodell was with witness in front of roger goodell the judge. the collective bargaining agreement allowed for that procedure but they will say to a court, hey, laws of the shop which is a labor law in the country that he should not have been allowed to do that. at some point it is too ridiculous. >> it is especially sad that
brady has been done in on what seems to be a really old, dumb rule which is ignored by almost every quarterback? >> my personal opinion is if you cheat you cheat. all rules are there for a reason and you can't have players decide which are or are not important to follow. that being said this is minor. if it wasn't cheating it is in the smallest way. not something influencing the outcome of games and you wish that tom brady and the naval could have stopped the train earlier. there are so many ways they could have downgraded this conflict. instead at every turn more lawyers, more appeals, more arguing and we find ourselves with the most powerful man in american sports, roger goodell, facing off against tom brady, the winningest quarterback of the century in a sport that americans hold the most dear. they are on opposite sides of what has really become tawdry. >> thank you for your insights. we appreciate it.
>> thank you. certainly having that cell phone destroyed -- it is a cover up like richard nixon, bill clinton, a-rod. always a cover up. a four-game suspension is a big deal. they only play 16 games in the season. that's why it is a stiff penalty nmplgts texas authorities released hours of video in an effort to quell rumors that sandra bland was dead before she was brought to jail. they say the woman wearing the orange jump suit in the video is sandra sgland she was found dead in her jail cell three days after arrested for a traffic citation on july 10th. officials say she hanged herself with a plastic bag. her family and others have questioned that account. rumors quickly sprefd on social media that bland was in fact dead when this mug shot was taken. officials say rumors are not true. the new york prison worker who helped two inmates escape is
facing prison time herself. joyce mitchell tearfully pleaded guilty. see her wiping her face on tuesday. she pleaded guilty to promoting prison contra brand and facilitating the escape. charges that could bring up to seven years behind bars. >> while police searched the for the two men in june mitchell talked a how she delivered tools to help them break out. she talked about the plot to kill her husband and how she had a sexual relationship with one of the prisoners. meantime an american dentist is sought in the death of a prize lion in zimbabwe. walt wither palmer said he hired professional guides and thought it was legal. >> zimbabwe officials say the 13-year-old lion named cecil was killed illegally wchl with ve more on the death and renewed calls to change hunting regulations. >> cecil is one of africa's best known lions. a major tourist draw for
zimbabwe. police say he was lured out this national park and killed by an american hunter. alleging it is this man, dr. walter palmer an avid trophy hunter in his 50s and a dentist from minnesota. in a statement, palmer admits to killing cecil, but he says he didn't know the lion's significance and relied on the expertise of local guides. cecil's killing has sparked outrage on social media and renewed calls to ban trophy hunting. >> this is a very large male. >> reporter: conservationists have been calling for a ban for years. >> just because you want a picture or skin on your wall. to me it is a form of sickness. >> does it make you angry? >> extremely angry. >> reporter: she runs a sanctuary in south africa that rescued scores of big cats. many of them were bred just to
be hunted. when he was just a few weeks old, he was taken away from his mother. he was bred to be killed and trophy hunters for a gorgeous mane like that will pay tens of thousands of dollars hunting groups say that money can be funneled back in to conservation. but lion numbers are plummeted up to 90% in africa. >> wow. should trophy hunting be a crime? >> this is murder. it is cold blood killing of creature that can defend. if she can defend we are equal. >> and other conservationists want the killing of cecil to spark change. david mckenzie, cnn, south africa. we will have more on the story later this hour. we will speak with an animal activist that believes the whole system of selling licenses to
raise money to protect endangered species is wrong. >> walter palmer said he only knew the identity of the lion after he killed it. a lot of people are upset the lion was killed in the first place. >> walter palmer a dentist in minnesota, check out his facebook page. here why some are concerned about air strikes against a key isis enemy when we come back. later, robots on the battlefield. a stern warning from some of the world's leading scientists. you are watching cnn newsroom. don't go away. i heard i could call angie's list if i needed work done around my house at a fair price. sure can. so i could get a faulty light switch fixed? yup! or make a backyard pizza oven? oh yeah. i can almost taste it now.
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terrorists. nato leaders on tuesday condemned attacks inside of turkey and along the border with syria. >> there's concern about who turkey is targeting. here's our barbara starr with more. >> reporter: turkish warplanes pound kurdish targets this time in northern iraq after a round of air strikes inside of syria. it comes as nato held a rare session to hear turkey's rising concerns over the terror threat it faces along its border from both isis and the kurds. >> all of us stand in solidarity with turkey. >> reporter: the u.s. wants to focus on the fight against isis. but the turkish president making clear he is also going after kurdish militants opposing this government. >> translator: those who walk in the countryside and in big cities wearing masks and carrying guns will get the
necessary response from our security forces. >> reporter: the obama administration willing to back turkey against kurds known as the pkk, a group washington already labels as a terrorist organization. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: the pentagon still trying to work with moderate kurds and the turks in northern syria to fight isis. u.s. military planners are now finalizing how and when the u.s. will conduct air strikes from bases in southern turkey providing essential air cover to highly effective kurdish fighters syrian rebels and protect civilians on the ground. >> we are going to be walking a very fine line with the application of our air power. it's hard to specifically just target isis targets when you have turkish troops now on the border. >> reporter: the newly proposed safe zone is envisioned to be a
68-mile strip along syria's border west of the euphrates river resting toward aleppo. but it is not clear how the u.s. and turkey will revolve their different goals. >> i'm sure they realize we are not going to attack the kurds, but they will. this is going to be a tight rope that we are walking with the turks. >> reporter: barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. the leader of the militant pakistani group has been killed by police in an attempted jailbreak. they say that he and 13 others were killed. >> one on a list of global terrorist and the group claimed responsibility for the death of hundreds of mostly shiite muslims. libyan court sentenced to death the son of former leader moammar gadhafi. he was charged with killing protesters in the 2011
revolution that ousted his father. several other officials from the gadhafi regime were with sentenced to death. >> he was not at the trial. he was last known to be held by a militia group which captured him in 2011 and he has not been seen or heard from for more than a year. officials in france and britain are working with to increase security at the euro tunnel after 2,000 migrants tried to cross monday night. a tunnel official said they entered through the french side and tried to reach the u.k. sgluk some were hurt. the french interior minister said they were pushed back by police and a number of arrests were made. programming note. all of this week cnn is bringing exclusive reporting on the desperate measures so many people are taking to flee their country in hopes of making it to europe. watch part one of our special series "migrant journeys" coming up next hour here on cnn. coming up we are going to
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life all around the world with. i'm john vause. >> i'm zain asher. let's give you your headlines. israel's prime minister is praising the u.s. decision to release a convicted spy. jonathon pollard after 30 years in prison. pollard will be paroled in november. israel had already admitted to paying the former u.s. navy intelligence analyst to pass on top secret american government information. >> the national football league has upheld a four-game suspension for star quarterback tom brady. the league commissioner said brady tried to hide evidence in the so-called deflategate investigation by having his cell phone destroyed. brady's team the new england patriots were accused of under inflating footballs to get an edge during a championship game. authorities in zimbabwe say a u.s. dentist illegally killed a prize lion at a national park. cecil was revered by visitors and locals. the american walter palmer, said he hired a professional guide and thought his hunting
trip was legal and properly handled. >> walter palmer the dentist from minnesota defends his actions and there has been a roar of outrage over the lion's death around the world. >> if you are going to do something like that go out in the wild where the animal has a chance to get revenge against you. >> it is stupid that people could take a life like that. whether it is human or not. >> reporter: >> the international fund for animal welfare is joining us from washington. for most people it would seem -- hunting and killing an endangered animal is a way to protect an endangers species. >> the majority of american people around the world don't want to see imperilled species killed for sport. it is counterintutive and doesn't make sense, economic biological sense or ethical sense. >> is this temperature of legal trophy hunting open to
corruption any way? there is no guarantee the huge license fees paid by palmer the dentist from minnesota that the money even winds up where it is meant to go. >> there are many questions about that. even if some of the money goes where it is supposed to go is it meaningful amounts? studies have shown with lavish hunts, 3 to 5% of the income from the hunt ends up for local people on the ground where the hunt happens and there are better ways to earn this money. revenue from nature tourism, where the animal is not killed brings in three to 15 times what is brought in from these trophy hunts in africa. >> it has been banned in some countries in africa still legal in others. what will it take for something like this to be essentially outlawed everywhere? >> think i first of all, this the outcry shows what people believe. the more these issues are looked at and the more people talk about what is going on it is hopefully going to be something of the past. one of the problems with the
legality of it is sometimes law takes a while to catch up with science. in 2011 there was a petition based on the best available trade and science data trying to get the species protected. i it's been three years and the u.s. government is still looking at the petition to decide fit warrants protection. in the meantime the species has declined. we know african lions are in trouble. they have declined 60% in the last three decades. that's a very steep decline. and other spe she's imperilled like elephants and rhinos and species in trouble like leopards and giraffe are hunted for trophies as well. >> the dentist from manhattan, who carried out this hunt his defense is he thought it was legal, relying on the guides. he doesn't think he has done anything wrong here. even so it seems incredibly cruel the way the lion was killed. shot with a cross bow, left
staggered wounded for 40 hours and finally gunned down. >> because it is legal does not make it right. if the reports are true this was a horrible way for this iconic animal to die 0 over 0 a long period of time hunted and killed. this should never happen to any an ma. >> now that cecil is dead, what happens to his pride? >> that's a great question. with lions they have a complex social structure. studies have shown when the dominant male is taken out it has a ripple effect. other lion life could be lost because the pride has become destabilize. coalitions of stray males will try to take it over. when that happens it that can battle with some adult males left in the ride and males could be killed on either side. if they are successful they could wipe out all of the young and females could die defending the young. it is a rip areal effect. not just one lion that could be killed. it could be many. >> we should note trophy hunts
happen all the time. thank you for speaking with us jeff. >> thank you very much. meantime in the united states another hunt for a big cat is taking place in milwaukee. we're not sure it may be a lion or a cougar. nobody knows for sure. whatever it is on the loose and making a lot of people in this area very, very nervous. >> the animal was first spotted july 20th prowling through someone's private house. authorities have been looking for it for a few days now. the milwaukee zoo has not reported any missing cats. so officials think it maybe an exotic pet that escaped, maybe walter palmer from minnesota the dentist could be in the area hunting it. who knows. >> a quick break. when we come back we have seen killer robots in sci-fi movies for decades. still ahead hear why scientists like stee nen hawking are warning against artificial intelligence on the battlefield.
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nnchs central canada they had to take cover from violent storms. massive tornado ripped across farmland and prairies on monday for an incredibly long three hours. >> you can hear people scream sgrg that is ivan. >> i would be screaming. >> sheer terror. >> the people screaming are the chasers out there. they do this for a living. sheer excitement. >> you get close to something like that that is a wedge tornado. they don't get much more powerful than that. >> it ripped the as fault off the road. >> how about that. we have the fujita scale a damage scale. they go out and survey the damage and by the kind of damage the tornado made is how to determine what the speeds were. this skirted farmland so i don't think we will get the true force of what this was which was probably between an ef-3 and 5. >> dodged a big bullet.
>> open fields is where you want a wedge tornado. that's where we were here across southwestern manitoba. if it hit winnipeg it would be a different story. look at the storm system here. dynamic here. on the backside of it we have snow. snowing big sky, montana if you can believe that in the peaks. 10,000 feet up. that's impressive this time of the year. we are in august after all. fly in here closer. there's manitoba canada and there's the tornado touchdown extreme southwestern manitoba the cell that moved up. a clear rotation there on the radar perspective and you can see that is indicative of a tornado signature there and so certainly thankfully no one hurt with this tornado. we continue to see this low moving to the north and east. on the eastern flank of it here terrific thunderstorms have been exploding ahead of it. the big story, well out ahead of the storm is the heat. are you ready for triple-digits? it's not that you are ready.
we are used to it at this point in the south central u.s. we have been under the gun as far as the heat with temperatures that will feel from 100 to 110 degrees later this afternoon. that's an ongoing situation. we are now sharing the heat with our friends in the northeast. get ready. we are going to continue with temperatures -- look at philly here, low to mid-90ss. new york low 90s once geb over the next few days and in to the weekend. boston in the upper 80s. this is an official heat wave for the northeast. it is summer typical summer for the south but in the northeast low 90s for an extended period. that's what we are talking about only saving grace is by friday we will have a front move through. it will not do much for the temperatures but what it will do by friday afternoon is bring the humidity down. so the low 90s will feel like low 90s opposed to -- >> is step out of your car an it just hits you. >> yes, a steam bath out there. >> well i can but then you would talk about blitz ards and
snowstorms. so where do you stand on killer robots for or against? >> they are coming. that's all i know. i'm terrified of siri. >> will smith movie. >> a group of leading scientists are on your side. they are warning against these killer robots. thank you, ivan. >> stephen hawking is among those who say such artificial intelligence could lead to a new arms race that would not, would not benefit humanity. here's our max foster with more. >> they are starting to take over. >> reporter: the idea of killer robots threatening to take over the world is nothing new. >> if we uplink now, skynet will be in control of your military. >> reporter: movies like "terminator" have made sure of that. but fears this science fiction could become science fact are now growing more real. a group of the world's leading scientists and tech experts
including physicists stephen hawking and steve woz with knee yak issued a warning in a letter published today. they say autonomous weapons systems which use artificial intelligence to select targets without human intervention should be banned. predicting in the wrong hands, killer roboting could be used for assassinations and ethnic cleansing and would lead to a global arms race to rival the nuclear era. the u.s. military has invested heavily in the development of robotics for use on the battlefield. but mostly in a non-lethal capacity. this four-legged friend has been designed to help soldiers carry heavy gear across rough terrain. without the need for a driver. and this tiny machine can creep across enemy lines and is equipped with infrared cameras. lethal drones have been used for
years by the united states and others to hunt terrorists in countries like afghanistan. operating without a pilot on board, they still rely on a human being for the final deadly pull of the trigger. both israel and south korea have used semi autonomous lethal robots on their troubled borders but until now no one has developed a machine that can make decisions and kill entirely on its own. tuesday's letter from experts warns that fully autonomous killer robots could be deployed within years, not decades. the warning comes ahead of a u.n. meeting in november which will see countries discuss whether to pursue a ban. >> don't arm me. >> max foster cnn london. >> who would have thought the movie "terminator" would be based on a true story. >> it all started with "lost in
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look at the time. it is almost 2:00 in the morning here in the united states and president obama is back home in the white house after his africa tour. earlier he landed at joint base andrews in maryland after his visit to kenya and ethiopia. mr. obama ended his time with a speech before the african union. >> he spoke about african heritage and women's rights and he also joked about running for a third term. >> under our constitution i cannot run again. [ applause ] i can't run again. i actually think i'm a pretty
good president. i think if i ran i could win. but i can't. >> he was trying to encourage african leaders to term limits. >> no president for life. >> mr. obama said he is looking forward to life after the presidency and of course spending more time with his family. meantime the website "politico" is reporting that president obama held private meetings with the comedian and the host of the daily show jon stewart. this happened at the white house. "politico" discovered the meetings which had not been reported until now in the official white house visitors log. we don't know exactly what they talked about during those meetings. >> we do know the president requested visits with stewart in 2011 and 2014. "politico" reports that top white house aides knew that of course stewart's show the daily show was inflew wential and fielded call and e-mails from him and his staff.
a stock shot up by 5% after twitter beat expectations in the second quarter with revenue of more than half a billion dollars. >> growth was not as strong rising 15% from the previous year. interim ceo jack dorsey told investigators that new twitter features were not attracting and keeping new users. that of course was worrying for investors and that sent shares diving 11% in after-trading hours. now despite the problems twitter's influence continues to grow. >> a pop star taking on a tech giant to european politicians airing grievances on social media. the platform is playing a pivotal role in global events. here's our cnn correspondent. >> reporter: from politics to popular culture. over the past few months twitter has been at the center
of it all. the greek prime minister asex lis tsipras announcing a shock referendum on the bailout terms. it didn't end there. throughout that day he tweeted 23 times, each more defiant than the last. >> we don't need to ask permission to let the voice of the greek people to be heard. >> reporter: the crisis escalated parallel protests unfolded on the streets and on twitter. the greek finance minister even tweeting out his resignation. >> today there is an expectation of transparency. there's a lot of politics that take place on twitter. and it can be perilous. some of these negotiations are extremely complex. >> reporter: they don't come much more complex than a nuclear deal with iran. to say key parts of this historic moment played out on twitter would be an understatement. on the day the deal was reached,
the iranian's president a's twitter account sent out 21 tweets. and the white house selling the deal to a skeptical congress went one step further. they set up a new account at the iran deal. >> using twirt for what wit was designed for if explaining complex nuclear agreements involving several neighs. >> reporter: twitter has become a powerful tool and no one knows that better than taylor swift. ♪ shake it off ♪ >> reporter: on june 21st the pop star tweeted to apple love taylor. to her 61 million followers. it was an open letter saying she would not release her album on apple's new music service because the company wasn't paying artists during the three-pront free trial. her protest worked. apple reversed its a policy. >> i think it is an amazing example of how influence and authority has been democratized
today. here we have perform er who stopped one of the most powerful companies in the world in their tracks really within 24 hours. >> reporter: twit wither the company, is in a period of transition. the power its users can wield seems to be greater than ever. cnn, new york. >> got to love taylor swift. another story we are following, all 8-year-old zion harvey dreamed of doing is being able to throw a football. after a serious infection that resulted in the amputation of his hands and feet many thought his dream would never come true. >> that all changed earlier this month when he received two new hands in the world's first pediatric hand transplant. >> i want to say to you guys thank you for helping me do this. >> so cute. >> the ground-breaking operation at the children's hospital of philadelphia required a team of
40 doctors and nurses. >> zion is under going intense hand therapy several times a day to improve his hand function and looks forward to returning home and of course finally tosdsing around that football. >> if that didn't make you smile you don't have a heart. >> a beautiful story. >> and i don't normally have a heart. >> thank you for watching everyone. >> stay with us. errol barnett behind the desk for the next hour. you are watching cnn. are you moving forward fast enough? everywhere you look, it strategy is now business strategy. and a partnership with hp can help you accelerate down a path created by people, technology and ideas.
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>> isis influence in the united states. federal agents say this man was plotting to bomb a beach in florida. plus this american hunter is wanted in zimbabwe, accused of killing a treasured lion. donald trump's campaign deals with a decades old rape allegation and a comment from a trusted adviser. i'm with you for the next two hours. viewers in the u.s. and around the world, thank you for joining us. cnn newsroom.
we begin this hour in turkey where military jets are striking more terror targets in northern iraq and along the syrian border. the air campaign is aimed at turkish militants who they blamed at several attacks. the air strikes come as nato ambassadors pledge support for turkey's war against terror. the senior international correspondent brings us the latest. >> the support for the nato ambassador is very important for turkey. they didn't go into the meeting looking to get additional equipment. what they went in to do was to explain why their threat assessment change and why they decided now it's necessary to target the pkk and isis as well. until now the threat assessment has been the pkk is the biggest threat and it's syria and the growing influence of iran and isis a distant third.
they are saying that isis is a threat they need to deal with and deal with the pkk as well. with the ambassadors and 27 others in the meeting will be listening for is to try to hear is this a firm commitment by turkey or are they going to back track and is it an effort to gain more support for the ak party or is it something -- the targeting of isis something they are committed to. the nato ambassadors as well. a year ago they set out in britain that they would encircle and diminish isis. turkey plays a key role in that. the nato countries are waiting to step up and do this. turkey is especially the last threshold that connects isis with the outside world. by cutting off the routes for
men, this is something significant that nato has been waiting for. cnn, london. >> kurdish fighters are claiming victories against isis. forces have gained ground in the city in north eastern syria. the kurds captured a town near the border with turkey. the observatory for human rights said isis fighters are using the area to stage rates further to the north. a coalition with rebel groups is statementing a major offensive against syrian government forces in the northwest. activists say the rebels are trying to advance towards syria's western coast which is a stronghold for the president. >> this is an interesting story. the u.s. justice department said a south florida man has been arrested and plotting to use a
weapon of mass destruction. he planned to build a nail bomb and bury it on a beach in key west and set it off with a cell phone. investigators took notice of 23-year-old suarez after he posted pro-isis messages on facebook. u.s. secretary of state john kerry tried to convince them to support the nuclear deal on tuesday spending four hours testifying before the house foreign affairs committee. we go through what was a contentious meeting. >> the supreme leader sends a chilling message to president obama. it appears to portray the president holding a gun to his head. warning if any war happens, the one who will emerge loser will be the aggressive and criminal u.s. only giving fuel to opponents of the nuclear deal. >> we are presuming iran will change its behavior.
that behavior did not change when they were chanting death to america. >> with all due respect, we are not presuming any such thing. there is one objective. make sure they can't get a nuclear weapon. >> another bruising for secretary kerry trying to defend the deal against firm republican opposition. >> we stand for america. you represent america. >> congressman, i don't need lessons from you about who i represent. i represented and fought for our country since i was out of college. >> god bless you for your service. >> don't give me lessons about that. >> 52% of americans wants congress to reject the deal. 44% said it should be approved. pop blamed fast and loose attacks from contenders like mike huckabee. >> he is so naive to trust the iranians and take the israelis
and basically march them to the boor of the oven. >> the comments of mr. huckabee are i think part of just a general pattern we have seen that would be considered ridiculous if it wasn't so sad. >> the deals coming from republicans, the president is struggling to keep his own party on board to override a veto. >> there is a lot of merit and a legitimate cause for concern and no one should take likely. >> they picked up an endorsement and the longest serving jewish member of continuing came out in support of the deal. senator schumer on tap to be the next majority leader is undecided.
despite mounting pressure from the president to support it. cnn, washington. >> other skrs we are following will be free after spending nearly three decades in a u.s. prison. he will be paroled in november. previous a former analyst sentenced to life behind bars for giving information to israel. they admitted paying for the intelligence and lobbied for his release for decades. to a story there has been lots of discussion about on social media. an american dentist is being sought in the death of a prized lion in zimbabwe. walter palmer said he hired professional guides and thought the trip was legal, but officials say the 13-year-old lion named cecil was killed illegally. one official said the lion's death will have a long lasting
impact. listen to this. >> with the loss of this majestic animal is that he was in the prime of his life. what's going to happen is that the next lion that comes along will kill all the cubs to get the females to come on heat so that he can carry on his bloodline. >> tomorrow a sad scene on his death and renewed call to change hunting regulations. >> cecil was one of africa's best known lions. a major tourist draw. he was lured out of a national park and killed by an american hunter. alleging it's this man, doctor walter palmer, an avid trophy hunter and a dentist from minnesota. palmer admits to killing cecil,
but said he didn't know the lion's significance and relied on the expertise of local guides. cecil's killing sparked outrage on social media and renewed calls to ban trophy hunting. >> this is a really large male. >> they have been calling for a ban if are years. >> killing an animal because you want a picture and the skin on your wall is a form of sickness. >> does it make you angry? >> extremely angry. >> this is a sanctuary in south africa that rescued scores of big cats. many of them were bred to be hunted. >> he was taken away from his mother. he was bred to be killed and trophy hunters like that will pay tens of thousands of
dollars. that money can be funneled back but lion numbers have plummeted up to 90% in africa. >> should trophy hunting be a crime? >> this is murder. it's cold blood killing of a creature that cannot defend. if she can, then we are equal. >> other conservationists want the killing of cecil to spark change. cnn, lion's rock south africa. >> if you have checked out #cecil the lieon you know it angered people around the world. we will show you a few comments. kristi posted this on twitter saying "sickening, sad, and an embarrassment to america. rip." just once i would like to see a
game animal more of a hunter than posting a selfie. are you accepting new patients there is a long line of patient who is would like to see you. not a fan of internet mobs but he had a line so he could murder it deserves what he gets. the league upheld a suspension for the deflateigate scandal and tried to hide evidence bying hads have cell phone destroyed. that phone may have held incriminating text messages. his agent reacted to the latest decision saying the appeal process was a sham resulting in the commission of rubber stamping his own decision. his fans are also unhappy. >> did you hear about the ruling? >> yes. >> what do you think? >> irritated.
i think it's ridiculous. >> i have seen them play for 15 years. he is such a high class guy and he doesn't remind me of someone who can destroy it. i don't think his legacy will be tarnished. >> four games is ridiculous. that doesn't seem right to me. >> you will recall this controversy began when his team were accused of under inflating game balls to get an edge in january's afc championship game. >> donald trump's campaign. you can hear from the man after this shored break.
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. >> welcome back. donald trump remains the front-runner among republican candidates for the white house. the rise to the top is not without bumps and bruises and missteps. now they are distancing themselves who made controversial comments about marriage and rape. sarah murray explains. >> even for a campaign known for
overstatements -- >> i will be the greatest jobs president that got ever created. >> offensive remarks. >> they are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime, they are rapists and some i assume are good people. >> tonight comments about rape from donald trump's council and surrogate may have gone too far. in an interview with the daily beast, cohen said you cannot rape your spouse when asked about a decades old allegation made by trump's first wife ivana during divorce proceedings. she alleged trump forced her to have sex against her will an accusation she later walked back. cohen allegedly then threatened the daily beast reporter saying "i'm warning you, tread very [ bleep ] lightly. what i am going to do to you
will be disgusting." they distanced himself from cohen who until today had been a developer turned candidate. >> donald trump hit a cord. there is a long road ahead for the campaign. >> trump's campaign manager told cnn only trump speaks for trump, saying coshen a corporate employee and is not affiliated with the campaign in any way. cohen tried to walk back his controversial comments saying the reporter upset him and in my moment of shock and anger made a comment for which i apologize for entirely. meanwhile trump's former wife ivana, the mother of three children called the rape allegation without merit saying i think he would make an incredible president. there is no sign trump's no holds barred campaign is slowing his political rise. a new monmouth university poll
shows him on top with primary voters and polling at double his closest rival, jeb bush. >> that was sarah murray reporting then. to get clarity on this we spoke with trump on where he currently stands. >> you still stand by michael cohen? >> no, you have to understand michael was angry because he knew this website was the joke. he was very angry and maybe didn't understand the question. i disagreed with him. when i read it i disagreed. i didn't even know. who knows what they said. assuming he said it, i disagree. >> you won't fire him or get rid of him? >> no i'm not. they issued a false story to get
publicity and make themselves relevant because they are not. others are failing too as you know in that world. this is a bad one and it has been a disaster and he said to them you are doing the wrong thing. you do this and you are doing the wrong thing. what happened is he probably got angry. i disagree with him. i said it's something i disagree with but that's the way it is. he is speaking for himself. not for me obviously. >> let's talk about all of this with rick wilson a strategist who worked on campaigns for george h.w. bush and mayor rudy giuliani. you called donald trump dangerous and you believe he is running a scam. each controvercy he rises in the
polls. what does that say about the electorate? >> the republican electorate there is a lot of anger in the republican electorate. everyone acknowledges that. unfortunately donald trump is not the solution. he is exploiting that anger as a guy who is a talented showman and a talented conman about this whole thing where he is tricking republican conservatives into thinking he is one of them. he's a liberal. >> what are is the out come ahead of their debate. is this a distraction or a shake-up that the party needs? >> it's a distraction and you will have a lot of high quality candidates with one exception. conald trump. they thought through serious and alternatives to hillary clinton's policy. barack obama's legacy etc. it will be something where trump tries to exploit and redirect the conversation to make it the donald show when it should be about republicans putting out the inside about how to redirect the country.
six disastrous years of barack obama and prevent a hillary clinton presidency whose ideas are equally terrible. >> let's branch it out. the current president barack obama became the first u.s. president to address the african union. when he did, he was speaking about african leaders hanging on for power for too long. he also made this comment. take a listen. >> i love my work. but you should our constitution i cannot run again. i can't run again. i actually think i'm a pretty good president and if i ran, i could win. but i can't. >> sky high confidence there. the iran deal was pushed through. obamacare was upheld by the supreme court, gay marriage is pushed through and the trade deal with congress is passed and he is at a net positive in approval ratings.
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as isis positions in syria. nato leaders strongly condemned terror attacks in turkey. they have been killed in an attempt to jail break. they were on a list of terrorists and the group claimed responsibility for the deaths of mostly shiite muslims. desmond tutu is being treated for infection and expected to stay in the hospital for the weekend. he was discharged from the hospital last tuesday after a week long stay. migrants have reportedly made new attempts into the euro tunnel overnight. at least 1500 tried to storm the tunnel and both are working to
increase security at the tunnel. >> this is very concerning and we are working closely with the french. they met with the french minster and invested money and putting fencing around the entrance to the kunle and we are doing everything we can. tunnel officials say about 2,000 migrants tried to enter in france and many were injured. the civil war dream of a future across the mediterranean and seniors can get them there. we are investigating the trade and found this exclusive report. >> it's the illusion that lies beyond the waters of a better in europe that drives many to make
the treacherous journey. the country is decimated and they are easy prey for the smuggling vultures. earlier this year we met this syrian family that doesn't want to be identified. a barrel bomb hit the home next to theirs covering them in dust. >> we used to height underground for to four days he said. his children still have nightmares of the dead and shredded bodies. the 12-year-old wanted to bring his english and math books. his younger sister her toys. mohamed sold everything to come up with the $5,500 each. they have hidden hard to reach coves and made all the more lucrative.
facebook pages advertising smuggling services. the names of known cafes where smugglers can be found spread by word of mouth. we call a number for one of them. >> translator: the smuggler asks if i would like to travel by plane or boat. the boat would cost $5,700. he calls back later and says i can even fly to europe from turkey with a european passport he can obtain. it would cost me around $10,000. this man is another smuggler who agrees to speak to us as long as we conceal his identity. >> translator: the cost varies between italy or greece between 4,000 to $7,000.
i put you in a home i get you food and drink. i call you to tell you that the trip is happening in an hour and to get ready. from there, the goats go out to cargo ships waiting in international waters. the turkish coast guard tracked down along this shoreline on the mediterranean. the lieutenant colonel shows us the ships in the area. the mellow markers. the success is forcing the operations for the north into the aegean where opportunists continue to thrive on the misery and desperation of others. cnn, turkey. >> you can see more of the exclusive reporting on the measures so many syrians are taking to flee their country. all of it in hopes of making it
to europe. you can watch the special series all week right here on cnn. >> outrage after a 20-year-old palestinian was shot and killed by an israeli soldier. the details are not clear, but the anger and confusion are palpable. c, this n has more. >> the body taken for burial. gunfire at his funeral. all they agree on is he died after running away. they came to arrest him and another man. they had been suspected of planning an attack. the border police said they fired at his legs and say he was critically injured after he fell from a roof top. the family denies he fell. they shot him. all the injuries were to the bottom of his and after less than an hour we were informed he
was dead. his mother weeps over his grave. beside her, the fresh tomb of 18-year-old mohamed. a high-ranking commander shot him dead. he was running away. they threw a stone out of the vehicle and he runs. they exit the car ready to fire. the incident was recorded at this gas sthagz took place just over that way. the medical report said he was shot twice to the back and once to the side of his face. the military said it is still investigating. the photos show a shattered windshield and him holding a machine gun. the commander feared a lynch that would place suboerdinants and himself in mortal danger and implemented standard rodure for the apprehension of suspects. the israeli human rights group
was skeptical of the military's explanation. >> it's impossible to see how a youth who is running away from you can pose a mortal danger that justifies shooting to kill at him. >> high ranking officials expressed support for the commander. on the official facebook page he said the man comes to kill you, kill him first. he protects himself and the lives of his soldiers. this is the idea we expect. >> this is sending a clear message that this is acceptable and desirable behavior. >> this is the third son she buried. two others were killed about 15 years ago and she has little hope for justice. >> they cut them off and kill them she said.
down the road from his house, the youth throw more stones at israeli soldiers protest of the latest death. both real and rubber bullets and the cycle continues. cnn, refugee camp the west bank. >> we will explain what you are about to hear. an off duty officer in the u.s. is threatening to harm a driver. >> i didn't know you were a cop. >> i will put a hole through your head. >> you are lucky i'm a cop. i would beat you right now. leave early go roam sleep in sleep out
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criminal facilitation a misdemeanor. she could face up to seven years in prison. she told police how she bought and delivered so the inmates could escape and told authorities of a plot to kill her husband and her sexual relationship with one of the inmates. we have another video to show you that surfaced recently and shows a police officer in the u.s. acting aggressively towards a driver. this time though the policeman is off duty and happening in the u.s. state of massachusetts. this is also not the cop's first controversial incident. we have details. >> one angry motorist snaps at another. this is no standard road rage incident and the guy in the white tank top is not just any hot head. >> i didn't know you were a cop. >> i will put a hole through your head. >> the man in white threatening
is steven le burke, an off duty detective. this captured this past sunday night from a camera on the motorist dashboard. he backs up, fearful. >> i will put a hole through your head. >> that kind of a threat acceptable under any circumstances? >> let me say that under these particular circumstances, it is a problem if the person in question being stopped was unaware he was a police officer and backing up possibly concerned for his safety. >> he does appear to pull his badge, but it is not clearly seen. despite the pleas for understanding, the detective keeps on threatening. >> i didn't see the sign. >> you're lucky i'm a cop because i will beat you right now. >> here insists the car was driving dangerously. >> the motorist only called himself michael admits he took a
wrong turn but was shaken by the detective's anger. >> definitely nerve racking when someone said i will shoot you and digging for his gun. that's a bit extreme, don't you think? >> the detective said he has been placed on administrative leave with pay during an investigation. >> this was a bad situation that was troubling to watch one of my officers. >> this is not the first time he has been troubled by the behavior. >> that's your brother? >> july 2012, he confronts a man with a street engagement and licks his finger and tries to smudge the lens. he keeps smiling into the camera and told him what he should do to his brother. >> take him up to the railroad tracks and tell him to lay down. >> the chief told cnn when the video of that 2012 incident was
brought to their attention, he got a verbal reprimand. he said he can't justify what happened but he is a good detective who does solit work. >> it is 11:45 in the state of california and a wildfire is forcing about 200 people to evacuate north of san francisco. it's burning in napa and solano counties but firefighters had much of it contained now. crews thought a burning car sparked the blaze, but the cause is under investigation. for more on the fire we break down how much is still at risk of damaging homes. >> aren't you glad they named them? we would lose track. there so many fires in california. the wrag fire flaired up yesterday. the containment continues to go
on. that is excellent news. let's show you what's happening here. california getting hit again. napa county and solano county. 7,000 acres have burned as a result of this one fire. 5.6 million acres. 80% containment with this fire. 136 structures threatened. they had to get out of the way for good reason. farce the winds, nothing terrible. 10 to about 20 miles an hour. the relative humidity will crash as the temperatures go up. the humidity goes down and we will be into the mid-and upper 90s here and overnight temperatures into the 60s and 70s. we will get back into the 80s and help for firefighting efforts. this should help with the
temperatures into the mid-and lower 80s. temperatures into the triple-digits and this is the heat index and we combine the air with the humidity and the duchts into the 70s makes it feel like 106 and 108. the heat wave continues. here is where we will have heat indeces up to about 110. the trn is the prolonged heat wave. temps in the 90s for a couple of days. in places three days would make an official heat wave. boston doing better in the mid-and upper 80s. new york into the low 90s and we will continue to see the temperatures staying into the 90s by friday. we will have showers and thunderstorms moving thursday
into friday. the dew points go down and it feels like the actual temperature. >> the humidity makes the world of difference. >> you cannot officially cool off with the high humidity. >> see you next hour. >> we will bring you an update on the story. resigning from the house of lords with a cocaine and prostitution scandal. the latest after this short break. stay with cnn.
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>> welcome back. taughtry allegations at the house of lords. charged with setting ethical standards finds himself in the middle of a scandal with drugs and prostitution. >> the sun on sunday. allegedly snorting cocaine at a sex party with prostitutes. he resigned from his roles. the son wearing an orange bra and criticizing senior politicians. they announced an investigation and he takes a leave of absence as he calls it from the lords.
the son on tuesday is bragging about affairs and resigns from the lords once and for all. it was the ongoing flood emerging from the covert video in his london flat that under mines him and he conceded threatened the reputation of the lords. the bigger question of whether they are combatible and whether the continued numbership would undermine the confidence in the house of lords. i believe the answer to both is that i can best serve the house by leaving it. he had few defenders, least of all the conservative leader of the house. >> i am pleased he decided to resign all be it belatedly. it is important that all of us as members of the house of lords because we are unelected
consistently meet the expectations that the public has. >> the liberal democrat leader said the scandal shows the lords was rotten to the core. he tried and failed in the last parliament to do so and not planning to go down that route again. there may be more detail to come but this house hopes the mud won't stick here. now that he is gone. the irony being he was in charge of setting parliamentary standards. max foster cnn, london. >> after that shocking story, let's restore your faith in humanity with this one. a science experiment conducted in zero gravity. you know this will be cool. astronauts with a tablet into a floating cup of water and it fizzes like crazy.
he was testing the space station's high definition camera that shoots with four times the resolution of all the models and the image from this camera is so clear, check it out. you can see the tiny bubbles popping and spraying into the air. they came out of the expedition before returning to earth a few weeks ago. it takes a lot of hard work to get into space, but once you get there, you have fun. you have been watching cnn newsroom. i have another hour to go with you all. stay with me. my colleague joins me after this short break. stay with cnn.
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hundreds more migrants try storming the eurotunnel in an attempt to cross from france into england. and donald trump, in the spotlight. and the hunter is the hunted. authorities search for an american dentist who they believe killed a lion illegally. >> hello. a warm welcome to all of our viewers in the united states and around the world. glad to be with you the next hour. i'm zain asher.
>> i'm errol barnett. this is "cnn newsroom." migrants desperate to reach england have made attempts to enter the eurotunnel. at least 1,500 migrants tried to storm the tunnel from the beverage french side. one was found dead. >> david cameron is saying that both countries are working to increase security at the tunnel. >> this is very concerning as you said. we're working closely with the french. the home secretary met with the interior minister. we invested money in the fencing around calais. we are putting fencing around the entrance at the tunnel. we're doing everything we can. >> the latest attempt follows a similar one late monday night, when tunnel officials say about
2,000 migrants tried to enter the eurotunnel in france. the british freight transportation administration released a statement saying the migrant situation has become, i'm quoting here, a national emergency. >> many syrians caught up in that country's civil war, dream of a future across the mediterranean in europe. >> if they have the money, smugglers can get them there. arwa damon is investigating the lucrative trade. here's our report. >> reporter: it's the illusion that lies beyond these waters. the illusion of a better life in europe that drives many to make the treacherous journey. the vast majority of them syrians. their country, decimated. they easy prey for the smuggling vultures. earlier this year we met this syrian family that doesn't want to be identified.
a barrel bomb hit the home next to theirs, covering them in dust. we used to hide underground, sometimes for three to four days mohammed says. his children still have nightmares of the dead and shredded bodice. this 12-year-old says he wanted to bring his english and math books. his younger sister, her toys. mohammed sold everything to come up with the $5,500 each the smugger was charging. now, made all the more lucrative. facebook pages, regularly changing. opening advertise smuggling services. the names of known cafes where smugglers can be found, spread by word of mouth. we call a number for one of them.
the smuggler asks if i would like to travel by plane or boat. the boat would cost me $5,700. he calls back later and says i can even fly to europe from turkey with a european passport that he can obtain. and would cost me around $10,000. this man halid, is another smuggler who agrees to speak with us as long as we conceal his identity. the cost varies between italy and greece. between $4,000 to $7,000 halid tells us. i put you in a home. i get you food and drink, he continues. i call you to tell you the trip is happening in an hour and to get ready. from there, small fishing boats take the migrants out to larger cargo ships, waiting in
international waters. but in the last six months the turkish coast guard has cracked down along this particular shoreline on the mediterranean. the lieutenant colonel shows us the ships in the area. the yellow markers. none of them on this day is suspicious. operations continue into the aegean where opportunist continue to thrive on the misery and desperation of others. arwa damon, cnn, turkey. there's so much more to this story. you can see more of arwa damon's exclusive reporting that some of the desperate steps that so many are making to flee their country. watch "migrant journeys" all week right here on cnn. the take you to india. nine people are dead after a residential building collapsed in a suburb off mumbai. that's according to a local mayor.
>> seeing some of the footage here. the condemned building was going to be demolished. it was raining and residents were warned to get out. several people remain missing at this hour. it's thought some others are trapped in the rubble. the search for survivors has been called off. to politics now. u.s. presidential candidate donald trump finds himself at the center of another controversy. what is new, right? and he's distancing himself from some pretty controversial comments. >> this time they aren't made by the billionaire front-runner but by a close adviser to his campaign. jeff zeleny has the details. >> reporter: donald trump's presidential campaign has weathered one storm after another. >> they're bringing drugs. they're bringing crime. they're rapists. >> but a new controversy over offensive language is hitting closer to home. >> who is doing the raping? >> as he keeps riding high in the polls, his team is trying to
clean up another set of comments. this time it has nothing to do with illegal immigration. but trump's own marriage. his long-time counsel and spokesman, michael cohen, is under fire for telling "the daily beast," you cannot rape your spouse. those five words set off a firestorm. >> a decade - old allegation against donald trump. >> donald trump's campaign is issuing a strong report. >> cohen made the comment, trying to keep the daily beast from reviving a 1989 allegation. in the divorce proceedings, she said trump forced her to have sex against her will. a statement she later recanted. cohen backtracked, saying in my moment of shock and anger, i made an inarticulate comment, which i do not believe, which i apologize for entirely. marital rape is against the law in all 50 states. the trump campaign distanced
itself from cohen. trump's campaign manager told cnn, michael cohen is a corporate employee and is not affiliated with the campaign in any way. in the middle of it all, ivana trump issued a statement of her own saying, their divorce was a time of very high tension. but she added, i have nothing but fondness for donald. all this with only a week to go before the first republican presidential debate as trump's standing soars. tonight, a new poll of new hampshire voters shows trump's on top of all gop candidate, with twice the support of his nearest rival, jeb bush. >> ease doing well because he's speaking his mind. he's a breath of fresh air. he's not like all of the other politicians who have focus groups and tell him what to say and how to say it and what words to use. >> reporter: jeff zeleny cnn, nashua new hampshire.
>> cnn spoke with donald trump. he admitted he disagreed with michael cohen's comments regarding rape and marriage. we asked trump where cohen stands within his campaign. listen. >> you have to understand michael was extremely angry. he knew it never took place. he knew this website was a joke considered a joke. and he was very angry. maybe he didn't understand the question. i don't. i disagreed with him. when i read it i disagreed. who knows what he said. frankly, i'm not sure they report it accurately anyway. assuming he said i disagree with that. >> you're not going to fire him or get rid of him? >> no, i'm not. >> let's talk about this with rick wilson. he's a republican political strategist that worked on successful campaigns for george h.w. bush and rudy giuliani.
you've called donald trump dangerous. but with each controversy he's been through he's only risen in the polls. donald trump aside, what does that say about republican sentiment right now? the electorate? >> the republican electorate, there's a lot of anger out there. unfortunately, donald trump isn't the solution for that anger. donald trump is exploiting that anger, as a guy who is a talented showman and a conman where he is tricking conservatives to believing he is one of them. he's not. he's a liberal. >> what is the outcome for the republican party ahead of debates? is this a distraction or a shakeup that the party needs? >> it's a distraction. i believe you'll have a lot of high-quality candidates on that stage, with one exception, donald trump. and those folks have thought through a lot of serious alternatives to hillary clinton's policies. and it's going to be something where trump tries to exploit and
redirect the idea making it the donald show. and to prevent a hillary clinton presidency, whose ideas are equally consequential. >> rick wilson speaking with me earlier there. >> what will be the donald show the debates, coming up in august. >> it will be fireworks. they each will be going at each other. >> can donald trump -- >> allow someone else to speak. a national football league has upheld a four-game suspension for star quarterback tom brady for his role in the so-called deflategate scandal. the league commissioner said he tried to hide evidence by having his cell phone destroyed. investigators say the phone may have held incriminating text messages.
>> this entire controversial began when brady's team, the new england patriots were accused of underinflating game balls by getting an edge in january's afc championship game. in texas, authorities have released hours of video to quell rumors that sandra bland was dead before she was brought to jail. officials say the woman here, in the orange jumpsuit that is sandra bland. >> she was found dead in her jail cell, three days after being arrested far traffic citation. officials say she hanged herself with a plastic bag. but the family and others questioned that account. rumored spread quickly that bland was dead when this mug shot were taken. but officials say the rumors are not true. and all of the rumors are to the suspicion of the treatment of sandra after her arrest for failure to signal.
>> she cannot believe she committed suicide. they're not buying that. an american dentist is being sought in the death of a prized lion in zimbabwe. he said in a statement he hired professional guides and thought his hunting trip was legal. >> this has people all around the world, particularly on social media, outraged. zimbabwean officials say the lion was killed illegally. david mckenzie has more on the lion's death and renewed calls to change hunting regulations. >> reporter: cecil was one of africa's best-known lions. a major tourist draw. conservationalists and police say he was lured and killed by an american hunter. alleging it's this man. dr. walter palmer an avid trophy hunter in his 50s and a dentist from minnesota. in a statement, palmer admits to killing cecil. but he didn't know the lion's
significance and relied on the expertise of local guides. cecil's kills has sparked outrage on social media and renewed calls to ban trophy hunting. conservationists have been calling for a ban for years. >> killing sufficient an animal because you want to have a picture and the skin on your wall it's a form of sickness. >> does it make you angry? >> extremely angry. >> reporter: there's a sanctuary that's rescued scores of big cats. many bred to be hunted. when he was a few weeks old, he was taken away from his mother. he was bred to be killed. and trophy hunters for a gorgeous male lion will pay tens of thousands of dollars. hunting group says that money can be funneled back into conservation. but lion numbers have plummeted,
up to 90% in africa. wow. should trophy hunting be a crime? >> this is murder. this is really cold blooded killing of a creature who cannot defend. if she can defend okay we are equal. >> reporter: and other conservationist wants the killing of cecil to spark change. david mckenzie, cnn lion's rock south africa. >> palmer said he only found out the lion's identity after he killed it. that was his defense. but a lot of people are angry that lion was killed in the first place. >> even if that is true. is this the way to help conservation? >> and the way he was killed as well. still to come here on cnn, nato is pledging its support for turkey's war against terrorism. why some are concerned about air strikes. plus how the shooting death of a young palestinian has
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welcome back everyone. jonathan pollard, a convicted spy for israel will soon be free after spending nearly 30 years in a u.s. prison. pollard was a former u.s. navy intelligence analyst, sentenced to life behind bars for giving top secret u.s. government information to israel. >> look how old that file video is. benjamin netanyahu says he's pleased with the u.s. decision. and said the following, quote, throughout his time in prison i raised the issue of his release in my meetings and conversations of the leadership of successive u.s. administrations. we're looking forward to his release. staying in that region now. there's outrage in the west bank after a 20-year-old palestinian was shot and killed by an israeli soldier. >> is typically the case in these types of incidents, details surrounding it are murky. but the anger and sorrow are very clear. aaron mclaughlin has more.
>> reporter: the body of mohammed abu latifah taken for funeral. he died after running away. the israelis had come to his house at dawn to arrest him and another man. they had been suspected of planning an attack. abu latifah ran to the roof. he was injured after he fell from a rooftop. his family denies he fell. they shot him. all of the injuries were to the bottom of his body. then, he butwas arrested. now, his mother weeps over his grave. decide her the tomb of an 18-year-old. a high-ranking israeli commander shot him dead. video shows he was running away. it shows him throw a stone at an israeli vehicle. two soldiers exit the car ready
to fire. the shooting happens out of frame. the incident was recorded on a camera at this gas station. it took place just over that way. the medical report says he was shot three times, twice to the back and once to the side of his face. the israeli military says it's still investigating. fit released photos of the shattered windshield. and an undated photo of him holding a machine gun. the commander fearing a lynch that would place his subordinates and himself in mortal danger exited the vehicle and implemented standard procedure. >> it's impossible to see how a youth who was running away from you, can pose a mortal danger that would justify shooting to kill at him. >> reporter: high-ranking government officials express support for the israeli commander. on his facebook page, the
education minister posted, a man comes to kill you, kill him first. this is the conduct that we expect from idf commanders. >> this is sending a very clear message to soldiers. that this is acceptable and even desirable behavior. >> reporter: this is the third son his mother has buried. two other sons were killed during the second intifadah. she has little hope for justice. every time a new generation comes they cut them off and kill them, she says. down the road from the house, palestinian youth throw more stones at israeli soldiers protests of the latest palestinian death. the soldiers fire back both real and rubber bullets. and the cycle continues. erin mclaughlin. now, to the u.s. where a south florida man is under
arrest charged with planning to use a weapon of mass destruction. >> his name is harlem suarez. he is 23 years old and he planned to bury a nail bomb on a beach in key west and set it off with a cell phone. he first came to investigators' attention by posting pro-isis messages on facebook. it's just past 10:00 a.m. in turkey where the military has new support for its fight against terrorists. >> there is some concern about who exactly turkey is targeting. here's our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. >> reporter: turkish war planes pound kurdish targets, after a round of air strikes inside syria. it comes as nato held a rare session, to hear turkey's rising
concerns of the error threat it faces along its border from isis and the kurds. >> all allies stand in solidarity with turkey. >> the u.s. wants to focus on the fight against isis. but the turkish president making clear he is also going after kurdish militants opposing his government. >> translator: those who walk in the country's side and in big cities wearing masks and carrying guns will get the necessary response from our security forces. >> reporter: the obama administration willing to back turkey against kurds, known as the pkk, a group washington already labels as a terrorist organization. the pentagon still trying to work with moderate kurds and the turks, in northern syria to fight isis. u.s. military planners are finalizing how and when the u.s.
will conduct air strikes from bases in southern turkey, providing essential air cover to effective kurdish fighters syrian rebels and protect civilians on the ground. >> we're going to be walking a very fine line, with the application o our airpower. it's hard to specifically just target isis targets when you have turkish troops now, on the border. >> reporter: the newly proposed safe zone is envisioned to be a 68-mile strip along syria's border west of the euphrates river, reaching towards aleppo. but it's still not clear how the u.s. and turkey will resolve their different goals. >> i'm sure they realize we're not going to attack the kurds. but they will. this is going to be a tightrope that we're walking with the turks. >> reporter: barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. with that we're going to take a quick break.
when we come back severe storms ripped across parts of canada including, take a look here this tornado. looks like something out of a movie. and storm chasers got uncomfortably close to that. plus new details on what happened moments before a mother was killed while riding this mall escalator in china.
overnight. according to the press, 1,500 migrants tried to storm the tunnel from the french side. and one person was found dead. the attempt follows a similar one monday night. when 2,000 migrants tried to enter the tunnel. in india, nine people are dead after a condemned residential building collapsed in a suburb of mumbai. that's according to a local mayor. the leethree-story building was slated for demolition. everyone in the building has been accounted for. and the national football league has upheld a four-game suspension for star quarterback tom brady. the league commissioner says brady tried to hide evidence in the so-called deflategate investigation by having his cell phone destroyed. brady's team, the new england patriots were accused of underinflating balls to get an edge in an afc championship game.
authorities are seeking a dentist for killing a prized lion in a national park. cecil was revered by visitors and locals. walter palmer said he hired professional guides and thought his trip was legal and properly handled. a family is grieving while a mother was killed riding a mall escalator with her young son. >> an investigation shows some mall employees had five minutes to show down what would be the deadly escalator. we have to give you a warning. what you are about to see is disturbing. >> it was supposed to be a relaxing day at the mall. her husband, says there were no warning signs at the escalator. nobody telling her not to step on. she picked up her child when the staff member warned that the
escalator was dangerous. she picked him up and prepared to step over. then the floor panel collapsed. workers had five minutes warning to shut the escalator down. at sock 01 all appears normal. at 10:05, two work eshgsers almost fall through. at 10:10, they step on that moving staircase. workers point to the same loose panel. the mom pushes her son to safety before the mom is pulled to her death. it's been two weeks ago, this little girl was playing near another escalator. her hand trapped inside. in a separate incident sunday a
boy suffered minor injuries after his foot got stuck in an escalator at a beijing mall. the mall stayed open customers n the seventh floor. it took crews four hours to dismantle the escalator and find the body of the young mother. gone forever because her son wanted to ride the escalator. a local official claimed human error for what happened. the mall has not returned our repeated phone calls. this is not unprecedented in china. there was an incident last year when 13 people were injured when an escalator reversed direction. and a similar incident back in 2011 in a subway here in beijing, injured 30 people and killed a teenager. will ripley cnn, beijing. want to take you to central canada now. people there had to take cover from a series of violent storms. we can show you one of them in the provinceeince of manitoba.
>> it's like the movie "twister." >> it is. it ripped across farmland and prairies for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. that's a long time. >> and tornadoes usually last only a few minutes. this tornado in particular snapped some utility poles damaged a bridge and tore the asphalt off of roads. our meteorologist ivanka cabrera joins us now. >> it was moving through prairies and farmland. a little further to the east winnipeg, that would have been a different story. that's we talk about tornadoes that hit the tornados in the united states. you the get into trouble. in manitoba in this start of southwestern manitoba, not too many folks here.
just north of the dakotas in the united states. well defined tornado vortex here. that moved through on monday night. and that brought down that wedge tornado. we're thankful it hit rural areas. a wedge tornado can have winds in excess of 200 miles per hour. this is a big storm system. on the backside of it we've been seeing snow in montana, that's happening. to the east a heat wave under way. in the southeast this, is the way it's been. dew points in the 70s. makes it feel like it's 105-110. a little better to the north and west. to the north and east get ready. it's hot and it will stay hot and remain hot through the weekend. look at new york city. boston you're doing okay in the upper 80s, new york city, 90s. 90s in philly. and in d.c. the mid-90s.
you will feel the humidity. it will feel awful out there. we will get thunderstorms rolling through thursday. and by friday we'll clear things out. look at the temperatures they stay the same. but the difference is we'll be in the low 90s with lower humidity. by friday heading into saturday and sunday still will be hot. not as oppressive. the overnight temperatures staying in the 70s. the buildings that take on the radiation from the sun and release it at night. that means you don't cool off. quick check on our friends here in portions of the bay of ben bengal. 60-mile-per-hour winds. it's the rain. it's going tobencredible in the next few days. 500 millimeters of rainfall. you imagine that. look at the spin. it is stalling over bangladesh. that's a big issue. they have been raining with the same low will likely get a name. it won't matter. the big threat will just be
terrific rains that will come over the next couple of days. >> yikes. >> more flooding. >> thanks, ivan. still to come here. twitter shares had a rocky day after the company announced its earnings. how it beat expectations but somehow fell short, next. need to hire fast? go to ziprecruiter.com and post your job to over one hundred of the web's leading job boards with a single click. then simply select the best candidates from one easy to review list. and now you can use zip recruiter for free. go to ziprecruiter.com.
it was roughly 24 hours ago, when we were reporting on the breaking developments surrounding steamy allegations rocking the house of lords. >> lord sewel, setting standards for parliament, finds himself in the middle of a scandal, said to involve drugs and prostitution. here's our max foster with more. >> reporter: "the sun" on sunday. lord sewel, allegedly snorting cocaine at a sex party with
prostitutes. he resigns from his committee roles. on monday wearing an orange bra. the police announce an investigation. and sewel takes a leave of on sense, as he calls it, from the lords. "the sun" on tuesday, he's quoted as bragging about adulterous affairs and resigns from the lords once and for all. it was the flood of detail from this covert detail that undermined sewel. and he conceded threatened the reputation of the lords. the bigger question is whether or not my behavior was compatible with the house of lords, or whether it would undermine the public confidence in the house of lords. the answer to both of these questions remain that i can serve the house by leaving it. he had few defenders, least of
all, barroness stowell. >> i think it's really important that all of us as members of the house of lords, especially because we are r unelected, consistently meet the expectations that the public have of us. >> reporter: the liberal democratic leader said the scandal showed the lords was rotten to the core. but prime minister david cameron appeared to rule out reform saying he had tried and failed in the last parliament to do so. and was not planning to go down that route again. there may be more salacious detail to come. but this house hopes the mud won't stick here now that sewel has gone. the irony being that he was in charge of setting parliament standards. max foster, cnn, london. >> certainly an embarrassing development for lord sewel. a report on twitter's earnings sent the stock on a
wild ride on tuesday. the company beat expectations in the second quarter on revenue of about $502 million. and that caused shares to soar by more than 5%. but the story changed somewhat didn't it? >> that's right. growth among new twitter users wasn't as strong. rising 15% from the previous year. investors said that new twitter features were not attracting and keeping new users. shares diving 11% after an after-hours trading. that's you know -- it wasn't good. you get the point. >> twitter's influence continues to grow despite its problems. >> playing a pivotal roll in events. claire sebastian explains. >> reporter: from politics to popular culture, over the past few months twitter has been at the center of it all.
athens june 27th. the greek prime minister announcing a shock referendum on the bailout terms set by europe. it didn't end there. throughout that day, he tweeted 23 times, each more defiant than the last. >> we don't need to ask permission. to get the voice of the greek people to be heard. >> reporter: as the crisis escalated, parallel protests on the streets and on twitter. the greek finance minister even tweeting out his resignation. >> today, there's an expectations of transparency. there's a lot of politics that take place on twitter. and it can be perilous because some of the negotiations are extremely complex. >> reporter: they don't come much more complex than a nuclear deal with iran. to say key parts of this historic moment played out on twitter would be an understatement.
on the day the deal was reached, the iranian president's twitter account sent out 21 tweets. and the white house, faced with the task of selling the deal to a skeptical congress they went one step further. they set up a brand-new account, @theirandeal. >> using twitter for what it was designed for. explaining complex nuclear agreements involving several nations. >> reporter: jokes aside, twitter has become a powerful tool. and no one knows that better than taylor swift. ♪ shake it off ♪ >> reporter: on june 21st, the pop star tweeted to apple, to her 61 million followers. it was an open letter saying she would not release her album on apple's music service because the company wasn't paying artists during its three-month trial. apple reversing its policy. >> i think that's an amazing example of how influence and authority has really has been
democktized today. here we have a performer who stopped one of the most powerful companies in the world in their tracks within 24 hours. >> reporter: twitter, the company, is in a period of transition. the power its users can wield, seems to be greater than ever. >> about two years ago amazon introduced a prototype program to use drones to deliver packages. >> now, the company is proposinge ing dividing up drone zones. the vice president of amazon prime air, said the traffic would be based on a drone's mission and capabilities. 0 to 200 feet above ground would be for low-speed traffic, such as recreational drones. i think we're in the future. >> it sounds like it. package delivery drones would be between 200 and 400 feet above
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welcome back everyone. politico is reporting that barack obama held private meetings with jon stewart at the white house. >> if only you could be a fly on the wall. >> politico discovered the meetings which weren't publicly reported in the official white house visitors' log. we don't know what they talked about. >> we know that the president requested visits with stewart in 2011 and 2014. politico reports that top white house aides knew that stewart's
show was influential. and they made sure to field calls and e-mails from him and his staff. we've all been there. driving and you see someone parked where they shouldn't have put their car. what do you do? zain gets angry and smashes the window. >> that's me. i've got a temper on me. >> some people park so close to your car, you have a hard time getting in, as well. wouldn't it be nice to move that car with your bare hands? >> a big guy did that with a small car. or did he? he's our jeanne moos. >> reporter: it's the kind of thing you see in movies. >> you got this right? >> reporter: but instead of vin diesel in "furious 7," this is an allegely furious bike rider who picks up a car. a car blocking a bike path in brazil moves it foot-by-foot to the amazement of onlookers.
when he's done he just pedals away. is he just hulk in brazil? or is this a marketing stunt? it's been a pick-me-up for commenters. this guy can move a car with ease. it takes me ten minutes to open a jar of salsa. the last time we saw something like this it was a viral ad eachering a lightweight taxi. a fake traffic cop and a fake cab driver. in real life not so easy. after this biker ran into a car and got trapped underneath. it took dallas police firemen and civilians to lift the vehicle and pull out the biker. look how many good samaritans it took to lift a bmw a few years back. that biker also survived. but could a single strongman do this alone?
fiat fiat salesmen agree it looks like a fiat uno. would that be hard to pick up? >> no. >> reporter: if he picked up a tank like this it would be a big deal. but the fiat weighs about 1,600 pounds total. he picked up the end where the engine isn't. only a few hundred pounds. that's probably what the family guy thought when he offered to serve as a human jack. >> twist with your lower back in a twisting motion. >> reporter: jeanne moos cnn, new york. >> pretty awesome. >> was that real though? i wonder. a bit more skeptical. finally, all an 8-year-old boy dreamed of doing was be able to throw a football. after a serious infection that resulted in the amputation of his hands and feet many thought his dream would never come true. >> all of that changed when he
received two, new hands in the world's first pediatric hand transplant. >> thank you for helping me through this bumpy road. >> he was saying thank you, there, to all of the doctors. the groundbreaking operation at the children's hospital of philadelphia, required a team of some 40 doctors and nurses. >> he's undergoing hand therapy to improve his hand function. he's looking forward to returning home and tossing around that baseball. that does it for us. i'm zain asher. >> i'm errol barnett. "early start" is next for those of you in the u.s. >> and for the rest of you, another edition of "cnn newsroom" begins after this quick break. >> have a great day.
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