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>> and maybe you would have won? >> we'll never know. this is "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. ahead this hour, no deal. donald trump breaks from his fellow republican presidential candidates to negotiate his own terms to the future debates directly with the tv networks. heat put new light on what brought down a russian airliner. a new clue from a u.s. spy satellite into a deadly crash in egypt's desert. plus, ninja cops. california department is whipping out nunchakus instead of batons to fight the bad guys. hello. welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. great to have you with us. i'm john vause. "newsroom l.a." begins now.
donald trump's lead is slipping away in the republican race for the white house. national poll from nbc news and "wall street journal" shows ben carson ahead of trump 29% to 23%. trump still holds the lead though in the early voting state in new hampshire. 26% support to carson's 16 in monmouth poll. marco rubio surged to third. the republican candidate's efforts to reform the presidential debate is crumbling. their campaigns met in washington over the weekend without the republican national committee. they drafted a letter demand to send off to the tv networks but now some of the candidates say they won't sign it. donald trump ease campaign said he will negotiate independently with the media. let's bring in our senior political analyst ron brownstein with more on this. quickly to the latest polls. ben carson now leading donald trump. this is significant because trump was leading for four months.
importantly, for carson, 50% of republican voters see him as either their first or second choice. >> yeah. first of all, it is striking how much activity there is. still three more months until the first people vote and this race is so intense and moving so much based on particularly the debates, each debate having such an impact on the contest. look, donald trump has always faced a ceiling. he's a very polariing candidate. he has a big base of support but also has letity high negatives in the republican field. right now ben carson is seen as unobjectionable choice to a lot of voters. as you get closer though you wonder if the difficulties he has faced explaining his policy, very up in evidence with that cnn debate, going to hold him to a lot of people think this outsider energy may end up a third spot, not carson, not trump, maybe ted cruz, senator from texas. >> he said outlandish things but says it quietly in a doctor kind of voice. >> roughly 45% of all
republicans primary voters from evangelical christians. if that is your base you usually don't win because there are enough to make you competitive, not enough to make you victorious. the candidates who have been their favorites have had trouble crossing over. at the moment he's crossing over. esee if he can hold that. >> we mentioned donald trump, how important the debates are. he's walked away from this revolt. he says basically a little interested in making friends among fellow candidates here. has he blown up this mutiny now? why is he doing this? >> i think he's doing that because he's always set his own course and doesn't have a lot of overlapping interests with the other candidates. but it's also, not only donald trump but chris christie, chris kasich, carly fiorina. it's not clear where this goes from here. the candidates want certain things, they all want opening statement, they all want a closing statement. they all don't necessarily want
equal time on stage. they all don't necessarily want a mingling of the first tier and secretary of defense tier. i think the limits of their common interests have become apparent as you moved through this despite the best efforts of the great ben ginsberg lawyer. >> a few hours ago at a fund-raiser president obama weighed into this and mocking the complaints the republicans had. listen to what the president had to say. >> have you noticed that every one of these candidates say, obama's weak. putin's kicking sand in his face. when i talk to putin, he's going to straighten out. just looking at him, he's going to be -- and then it turns out they can't handle a bunch of cnbc moderators in a debate.
i mean, let me tell you, if you can't handle -- if you can't handle those guys, you know, then i don't think the chinese and the russians are going to be too worried about you. >> apart from the fact here is a president having a very good team. yucking it up. his message is if you can't handle tough questions at a debate, moderators you don't like, how are you doing to deal with putin and the chinese. >> my objection about the debates is they function more like an extended sunday show where the primary interaction is between the moderators and candidates rather than among the candidates them. i'd like to see more structured
conversations among the candidates. one argument i think is least defensive is the questions are unfair or gotcha or tough. if you can't handle tough questions in the primary, any question by definition that is being boo'd in a primary hall is a question that person wins the nomination, they're doing to have to face in a general election. i mean, so it does the party no good to kind of sweep these questions under the rug, whether it's hillary clinton's e-mails or donald trump's bankruptcies, they don't want to talk about it in the primary but i can guarantee you if they win the nomination, they're going to be talking about it in the general election. >> ron, stay with us. we have more now on one candidate who hasn't done particularly well in the debates and that is jeb bush. he's now rebooting his campaign. many are asking, can he fix it? here's a theen thjones. >> our story is about action, doing, not just talking. >> reporter: jeb bush rolling out his new slogan today in florida. "jeb can fix it." >> as your president i will fight every day with a
reformer's heart. >> reporter: bush's fix it tour will also take him to south carolina and new hampshire this week. but it may be his campaign that needs fixing. he's hoping a renewed focus on what he calls his proven conservative record will give him a much needed boost in the midst of consistently weak poll numbers, worried donors. >> i've gotten a lot of advice lately myself. more than enough, thank you. >> reporter: and a weak deperformance. >> someone has convinced you attacking me is going to help you. >> i got to get better doing the debate. i'm a grinder. i mean, when i see i'm not doing something well, then i reset and i get better. >> reporter: bush's speech today included jabs at front-runner donald trump and his surging protege marco rubio. >> the answer isn't sending one side from the capital city to the other and you can't just tell congress you're fired and go to commercial break. >> reporter: the fix it tour comes as bush releases a
730-page e-book full of e-mails he sent and received during his two-terms as governor. >> they used to call me the e-governor. >> reporter: the book includes revealing moments like an angry e-mail bush received during the florida recount in 2,000. and one from a candidate who complained bush was spending too much time campaigning for his brother and not enough time doing his day job. an attack line we bush has struggled to use against rubio. also included some gentle ribbing from george h.w. bush about his son's swearing in photo. the former president saying, i love the photo of your swearing in. it's so good of you that i have gotten over my being cropped out by the photographer. the big question for the man hoping to become the third president bush is whether this latest push will resonate with republican voters. athena jones, cnn, tampa, florida. we are getting an indication of how jeb can fix it is resonating on twitter. look at this. twitter user brendan dilly
wrote, jeb can fix it a statement you would hear from jim bob, just before he tells you it's $1200 to fix your transmission. jeb can fix it by firing the person, jeb can fix it is a good idea for a campaign slogan. donald trump, he shared his thoughts a he often likes to do. tweeting this, jeb's new logan, jeb can fix it. i never thought of jeb as a crook. stupid message. the word fix is not a good one to use in politics. this is pretty harsh. >> yes. >> some people have embraced it. what's your take? is this a reboot? >> first of all, jeb bush has not run for office since 2002. when he says reboot some people say dos 2.0. that is the problem. you know, jeb can fix it is modernized attempt at reformer with results which was his brother, george w. bush's slogan after john mccain surprised him in new hampshire. it is a legitimate thing for him to say, i can get this done. the problem i think from day one, he has looked like a guy
who has not run for office in 1 years. somewhat half a beat off where the republican party is today. it's not clear after this sort of intense media saturation that defines his presidential campaigns whether he can get a second look of the amount that he needs, especially sense marco rubio is beginning to emerge as an attractive alternative for many of the same voters. bush is going to need if he revise his campaign. >> the rest of the field were playing a grade football, he should have stuck in reserve grade. not keeping up with everyone else. thanks for coming in. we move on. new clue from a u.s. satellite could help solve a mystery of what caused a russian airliner to crash in the sinai peninsula. the spy satellite was in the peninsula when the infrared senses picked up a flash of heat. it happened around the same time that metrojet flight 9268 went down. the flash may indicate an exclusion near or on the airplane. for more we go to ian lee in cairo and nic robertson is standing by in st. petersburg.
ian, the investigation now turns to that mysterious flash detheed by u.s. satellite. what more do we know? >> we know that u.s. military and intelligence officials are investigating this flash. trying to determine if it happened in midair or on the ground. now, there's a few theories of what this could be. it could indicate there was a missile. it could indicate a bomb. it could also indicate that an explosion happened from a malfunctioning engine or possibly this is the flash from the plane once it's hit the ground. these are all things that they're going to be looking into trying to determine what exactly it was. and of course when the plane hit the ground as we've seen from the wreckage, there was a fire. you can see charred parts in some of the pictures of that wreckage. so they're going to try to determine what exactl that is. we haven't heard anything from the egyptian officials yet
regarding this flash and they, from this point on, have always said that this is a mechanical issue is what they're investigating. but if it was a bomb or if there was an explosion at all, that evidence will be on the aircraft, on the pieces of the aircraft. there will be a residue there. they will be testing for that as well. >> also another crucial piece of evidence in all of this, the flight data recorders. two of them have been recovered from the scene. i guess now we have to wait for those data recorders to be downloaded and then analyzed. is there a time frame on that at this point? >> so far officials haven't given us a time frame. they tell us a patience is required at this point. don't expect any results in the next coming hours or possibly days. it could be a while before they get through this data. and there is a lot of data here. they're not just going over the voice cockpit recorder which records the pilot's talking but
also going over the sensors. all that data that's being collected on that plane to determine what happened. that could take some time. we know there are teams that are from airbus which include -- which include the french germans. also a team from ireland, the russians here. so there is quite an international team of investigators going over this, hoping that once they do get through these black boxes that they will be able to determine what happens. but also there is the evidence out at the crash site which they will be going over as well. so still a long ways to go to really determine what exactly happened. >> ian lee in cairo, thank you. from ian in cairo we head to nic robertson in st. petersburg. nic, the how i guess not so important where you are as to rather the who and there does seem to be a can't you'll outpouring of grief there in st. petersburg.
>> those are the key questions, really, the how, the who are still big issues here. still coming to terms of this is a big issue with people. we've been here since saturday. this pile of flowers behind me here was literally a couple of carnations a few roses and a teddy bear. and look at the way that it's grown and people are still coming here even now several days later leaving flowers, paying their respects, taking a look. trying to just take it all in and put together the pieces of the puzzle that they understand at the moment that the aircraft now, the russian aviation authorities say that metrojet's other two a-321 aircraft have now been cleared. that metrojet has released the data figures for this particular aircraft, the flight log so that everything seems to be clear. they've heard what the metrojet executive has said, that as far as he's concerned the plane was absolutely airworthy.
must have been caused by some external impact. all the people we see here minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day, are still asking themselves those questions. of course they're going to look to the investigators in egypt. they're going to look to the data recorders to get some of the answers. but of course the toughest thing here, the second plane carrying bodies came back into st. petersburg just a few hours ago. families continuing that very long and slow process of recognizing the bodies. we understand so far that 196 bodies have been returned here, according to egyptian authorities. so far only six bodies have been identified by families. so it's a lot that this country is grappling with. as we see here, it's still a very emotional process, john. >> absolutely. nic, thank you. nic robertson live in st. petersburg. a short break here.
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welcome back, everybody. you're watching "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. 28 past 10:00 here on monday night. i'm john vause. the headlines this hour. new national poll shows ben carson with a solid lead in the u.s. republican presidential race. he's at 29%. donald trump, 23%. another poll, trump still leads the field in the early voting state of new hampshire. tropical cyclone is barreling through yemen with hurricane strength winds. the storm is expected to dump 2 to 3 years worth of rain in just a day. flash flooding and mudslides are a major concern because of the country's dry and mountainous terrain. israeli police say 19-year-old palestinian stabbed three people in a tel aviv suburb. he was arrested. two victims are in serious condition, a third was slightly hurt. one of three stabbing attacks by west bank palestinians on monday alone. a flash of heat detected by
u.s. spy satellite. the satellite was over the sinai peninsula when flight 9268 went down. the flash may indicate an explosion or onboard fire. or it could just have registered the plane hitting the ground. dr. allen deal is a former ntsb investigator. he's also author of the book "air safety investigators using science to save lives one crash at a time." he's joining us via skype from new mexico. thank you for being with us. let's talk about this heat flash for a moment. how could it have been spotted by a u.s. spy satellite? what would that satellite be up there looking for in the first place? >> they are looking for missile launches either scud type skort-range ballistic missiles, and so on. but typically they can detect any kind of heat source including an explosion or even the impact of the aircraft as it hit the desert obviously we've seen the pictures of the burned
wreckage. we know there was some kind of fire. but the duration of the fire or the flash, the location of the flashes in reference to where the aircraft was and that point in time, these are all critical things. as far as i know the u.s. government may not be willing to release that kind of information because they don't want to talk about how effective these satellites are. i've worked with he's devices in the past and there's a lot of classified aspects to what they can see. >> yeah, it was quite a revelation when we heard about this just a few hours ago that there was this flash. it really did put that question of terrorism back on the table. we're now looking at the possibility of an exploding fuel tank or maybe even a bomb. it does seem though to take off the table if there was only one flash, the possibility of a missile. is that correct? >> you would think so but, again, there are different sizes of anti-aircraft missiles and so it may be that a smaller one --
we know this was not a shoulder fired missile or anything like that, anything that could reach above 30,000 feet has got to be a radar-guided missile and probably of some size, i could name the various types of missiles, but, you know, no guarantee you would see the smaller sizes of radar guided anti-aircraft missiles. but it does -- it is an interesting question and i'm sure the u.s. government experts are probably talking with their egyptian and russian counterparts and at least trying to give them a feel for what the satellites detected. >> if there was some kind of explosion, of course that's a big if right now, would that sound be recorded by the black boxes? would there be some evidence of that? >> they have in the past. there's a shockwave that's usually picked up by the cockpit voice recorders and, of course, the flight data recorder would likely pick up the instantaneous
loss of cabin pressurization. the only problem is sometimes depending on where the missile or theoretical bomb was located you could cut the electrical lines so that the black boxes could lose power. and they're not always perfect as the detector of explosions but usually the definitive answer until you get and find the evidence in the physical wreckage much like in the lockerbie crash which was blown up oi panam 103 blown up by a bomb. you know, the nice -- i hate to say nice thing about an accident, but in this particular case, john, they have the recorders. the egyptians have said they're working, they're complete. they will be very helpful. they also have all the physical evidence. the fact that this aircraft went down in the desert as opposed to going down at sea or even in a war zone like the malaysia 17 crash where they think the rebels may have carted off some
of the evidence, the egyptians with the help of the russians, british, et cetera, they should be able to reconstruct in a fairly expeditious way what happened and even why it happened. and hopefully come up with recommendation on how to prevent it in the future. >> i was looking a that the crash site. sort of reminded bea lot of lockerbie but without the green and debris spread everywhere. when you look at that wreckage will there be certain parts of the wreckage where it has been blown apart, possible explosive traces left on various parts of the plane? do you look at how it landed, where it landed to give you an indication if there was an explosion how powerful? >> exactly, john. the answer is all of the above. clearly they will be looking for missile parts like they say in malaysia 17 accident. there are tests for residues and so on. the problem might be for right now and the reason they haven't come out with a definitive
answer is the forward part of the aircraft, wings and fuselage as you can tell from the pictures, burnt. they're going to probably have to in future days lift up the wreck an and look around on the bottom. that's where you would expect both an explosion and cargo compartment and/or the missile striking the aircraft. that may be why the evipgss are not saying too much. probably cruising an abundance of caution here wait for all the investigators, you know there are five countries involved. to concur that there was no evidence of any kind of pyrotechnics or missile before they announce that. i think they have a good idea already just a preliminary downloading of the voice recorder and the data recorder. >> and finally, allan, i'd like to get your pon on this definitive claim coming from the airline dispournting pilot era. discounting any possibility there was a teng call problem or the plane hadn't been properly
maintained. does that sound more to you like pr than anything being backed up by fact? >> i think it's probably wishful thinking on the part of the airline managers. i can understand that. of course, john, you're aware that president putin has, before this accident, has pointed out he was going to personally insist on improvements and airline safety in russia and the cis, coalition of independent states. so i think there's probably a lot of pressure on management and i would manage jir they're just very hope it doesn't turn out to be their problem. allan, as always. great to peek with you. thank you so much, sir. >> thanks, john, for having me. depentagon says special operations forces who arrived in syria within weeks. they will be there to help them battle isis. the ultimate goal is to get u.s. support of fighters as the far
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yemen is getting pummeled by one of the strongest storms. a rare tropical cyclone made landfall a few hours ago. expected the dump two to three years worth of rain in a day. country already dealing with war as well as humanitarian crisis and now the threat of mudslies and flash flooding. allison joins us now from the cnn weather center with the details on this. it's made landfall. couple of bad hours ahead. what are theying looking at? >> the real impacts will be in the next 24 hours because, as you can see, it's already starting to weaken quickly. the focus is going to be in the next 24 hours. how much rainfalls. what are the impacts from that. to understand it a little bit better let's explain in the form of aing tography. take a look. in terms of yemen what we have to deal with is we have a very dry section of ground. now, normally when you don't, if you have not an arid area you have grass on top or some other
type of shrubs. and as it rains that water goes down, it's absorbed into the water table, everything spreads out nice and easily. you have no issues. but in yemen it's a very hard, dry, arid surface with the sun baking down. it bakes the top layer of the crust. when it does rain all of that water just is its on the top and none of it gets soaked down into the bottom. that's where you get a lot of the flooding problems because all of that rain can then stack up. now, in terms of what we have in the storm, now, winds have started to decrease a little bit and you can clearly tell on this image that the storm as a whole has really started to weaken. down to 140 mile per her kilometer winds but gusting up to 165. the overall track. it increased the closer it got to the island of yemen. then as it began to get closer to the mainland, that's when it finally started to weaken just right before landfall. now, to understand the area that
it is actually hitting, the only perhaps maybe one good thing is the track takes it into an area that really is not that heavily populated. again, that's very good. the more heavily populated areas are closer to the capital and the western region of yemen which isn't really the area we expect to see the worse of it. as we mentioned, we're expecting 200 to 250 millimeter of rain. that's two to three years wor and they're all going to get it in a day. but this storm is very rare. the irony of it is, though, the arabian peninsula picked up three major hurricane impacts since 2002005. florida has only had zero wins 2005. it's kind of interesting to note an area we normally think we would see we haven't and an area where it's very rare has had so many. >> we saw patricia, strongest hurricane on record just going through that narrowly between two major populations centers
and now of course that cyclone in yemen also going the same route avoiding all of the population centers. if you're doing to have a storm strong, that's the best outcome. a dust storm rolled through southern california on monday causing this multi-car pileup in bakersfield. at least five people were hurt. officers say traffic was backed up for miles. new court decision stands comedian bill cosby will have to appear for another deposition. california judge ordered the comedian and his former attorney attorney to testify in the janice dickerson defamation lawsuit. dickerson is one of the women accusing cosby of misconduct. >> reporter: a california judge has ordered bill cosby must sit for a deposition in the defamation case of model janice dickinson and it has to take place before november 25th. in her complaint for defamation dickinson alleges that cosby defamed her by calling her a
liar after she came forward in 2014 saying that cosby drugged and rairpped her when he was a young model, 1982. this is the second deposition cosby will have to give testimony for in a pan of two months. in october cosby's deposition was taken by gloria allred in the civil sexual assault case of jude "discoverith huff. attorneys for bill cosby say the court has aired currently in its decision allowing this deposition to go forward. they say they will appeal. attorney lisa bloom whodickinso will g taking cosby's deposition and looks forward to continue to fight on ms. tickdickinson's be. a short break. when we come back, a good day for treky. goes where no franchise has gone
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new star trek tv series will reach earth screens january 15. >> pat:. it will launch on the online streaming platform and millions of obsessed trekys will no doubt tune in for the show which will also be the first original series developed for the cbs all access digital servers. seeing six different tv servers of star trek in 60 years and one of the most successful franchises in television history. for more on this let's bring in sandra who is basically with the l.a. business journal, entertainment reporter, star trek fan. >> i'm a treky as well. >> full-on. okay. good news for you today then. very happy? >> even a vulcan could get emotional today. there's going to be so much to celebrate next year.
50th anniversary of star trek. big celebration is we will be getting a new star trek television series. as a business reporter i'm interested in the platform it's going to be delivered. >> is this bittersweet because in some ways it's not going on television. straight to the streaming service. not exactly a vote of confidence by cbs, is it? >> i disagree. star trek has been about reaching for the future and this is what cbs is doing. entered the ultracompetitive world of online television and soon realized what you need there is unique content to encourage subscribers to pick your service over others. cbs are lagging behind in terms of audience. rivals like hulu, amazon, and netflix, hbo, go, and so they thought, ah, the best weapon in our arsenal is unique content and star trek with built-in fan base. >> obsessive fan base who will pay the $6 a month here in the u.s. does that build the franchise beyond this initial audience?
>> well, it will do because cbs is seeing the way television is going. consumers, especially young consumers, aren't even watching television sets anymore. increasingly watching television on their tablets and online. and they'll sample a lot of stuff. and once they see how fantastic star trek is we'll have more recruits to the cause. >> to the cause, to the federation, sign up. >> to infinity and beyond. >> that's the wrong one. what do we know about this series? do we know what time it will be set in, anything about the characters, do we know what the mission will be? each one is different. "r "voyager" was like "lost in space." >> it will be set in the universe but all 49 characters. it not going to be son of scottie and mccoy's second cousin or anything like that because of rights issues, those characters are controlled and they belong to the movies. it's going to -- >> real separation between the
tv show and what we see on the movies? >> there is, indeed. the movies are going to continue. "star trek beyond quet hits the big screen next year and coming in january 2017, the new series. >> one thing i find in the movies which is the blockbusters they don't get into the social issues which "star trek qu" has gotten into whether you can tackle this, whether it's first interracial kiss on network television. will we have that in this new series, do we think? >> i think we will. the movies only have two hours to tell the story. but to tv, probably 26 episodes, that seems to be the business model these days. they will have more time to explore. they're going to keep the positivity and the communication and the partnership, the bright view of the future that gene set out when he created the series, pitching this to the wagon train
to the stars, the west of it in space. and keep that same positive view of the future. they do have the opportunity to explore more indepth story lines and themes than they can in the films. >> there is a little bit of happiness i noticed out there in the twitter verse and internets. alex kurtzman who is the executive producer, some are saying he is not exactly the best choice, he gave the world "transformers." >> "transformers, revenge of the fallen" was hugely commercially successful. it's all about the money. so he knows how to deliver a hit. so no wonder cbs has handed him the keys to the franchise or the keys to the starship. >> last question for our international audience. this will just be in the u.s., won't it? >> it is going -- it is going to be offered on other plas forms. around the world. so cbs, like i said, they're going to find ways to milk this cash cow all of the way they can. >> network milking a cash cow. >> a shocker.
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hello, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. thanks for joining us. this is "cnn newsroom." and we start with a potentially major clue to the crash of metrojet flight 9268. a u.s. spy satellite over the sinai peninsula detected a heat flash just as the airliner crashed. intelligence analysts are looking at the data. the flash could simply register the plane hitting the ground or it could indicate an explosion. cnn's security analyst robert bear described the likelihood of a missile attack on the flight. >> isis has shoulder fired, surface-to-air missiles but they have a very limited altitude, 11,000 to 15,000 feet.
these 18, some have come out of libya itself. these missiles couldn't have taken down that airplane at 31,000 feet. i think what scares people is if somehow the islamic state got, you know, high altitude missiles, the same one that took the melee airplane down, the buk system which the egyptians have. what's a scary scenario here is if somebody in the islamic state turned an egyptian army unit, a crew, and convinced it to shoot this airplane down. i don't know where those buk missiles there, where they're located in egypt. but that scenario would worry a lot of people and, in particular, not just world aviation but the israelis as well because if the egyptian military lost control of sophisticated weapons like this it would be a real danger to that part of the world. >> meanwhile, there are conflicting reports about what
else might have caused that crash. for more we turn to ian lee in cairo and editor nic robertson in st. petersburg. ian, to you first. let's start with the pressure that's increasing on investigators to come up with answers as to how this plane crashed. we talk now of this satellite detecting a heat flash as the plane crashed. what more do we know about the progress of the investigation and how does this play into it? >> well, we do have that heat flash that was detected by u.s. satellites. military and intelligence analysts are going over it to determine if it was in the air or, in fact , it was on the ground. we heard one would be a missile but as we just heard, that seems very unlikely. we know that the militants in sinai just don't possess the sophisticated missiles to take
down an airplane traveling over 30,000 feet. and we haven't ever heard of an egyptian military unit turning like that. so i think that is a very, very low possibility that that could be a scenario. granted, it would be very disturbing but i think right now that seems very, very unlikely. now, the next is a potential bomb onboard. that is something that they're going to be testing the plane for residue. so far nothing has come out positive, but there's still a lot of the plane left to test. the next is a potential engine malfunction where there was an explosion there. that could have triggered this heat signature. or finally, the plane when it hits the ground, we've seen images of the wreckage. there are scorched parts of the plane. that could have also been a cause for this heat signature. right now we just don't know. they're going over that. but we also have the
investigation on the ground. they're looking at all the different pieces. they're also looking at the bodies, too, to determine if they can have any clues. and you have those black boxes. that is going to be crucial. and while everyone wants to see results and answers quickly, we've been told by the egyptian government and russian officials that we need to be patient, that this could take some time before they determine exactly what happened. >> all right. ian lee talking to us there from cairo, many thanks to you. want to go to international diplomatic editor nic robertson in st. petersburg. the airline metrojet insists pilot error did not play a role and there was nothing wrong with the aircraft. that according to metrojet. instead the airline is implying terrorism flplayed a role. what has been reaction to that explanation in russia and what's being said there about this heat flash that we're hearing about that was detected by that u.s.
satellite? >> well, i think the big picture is that russian officials continue to say egypt leads the investigation. the investigation is far from over and that complete conclusions can't be reached until that investigation is over. as far as the heat signature detected, we haven't had an official russian reaction to that yet. the reaction by government officials to the fact that the -- an executive for metrojet said it had to be a certain external impact -- certain external mechanical or physical issue that contributed to the airline coming down. again, officials do come back to that line. this needs full investigation. we're also hear from aviation officials here they are investigating wage arears at metroj metrojet. they are investigating the current financial circumstances of the company. those are all factoring in.
but really i think more broadly here people in russia are still having difficulties coming to terms with what happened. and the tragic loss of so many children. rushsia is in shock. so many tears, so many victims, so many of them children. the youngest, 10-month-old, she was on holiday with her parents. 25 children died, but this makeshift memorial, parents count their blessings, a day to hold their children closer. vladimir hugs his son alexander as he tells us, it's a horror, it's a tragedy to lose so many children. we understand but we can never feel the pain of their families. 7-year-old olga came to pay her
respects. luckily we didn't lose anyone, she tells us. i just wanted those children to be remembered. her favorite toy adding to the deep carpet of cuddly childhood treasu treasures. overnight, at a rally for victims, hundreds spelled out the word "mum qum in recognition of the children and parents lost, of many orphans left behind. russia's soul has been laid bare. few pause without weeping. oksana stopped by on her way to work. i'm a russian and we need to say whats has happened, she tells us, and we need to explain it to our kids. today russians came looking for aswers, found only pain. so so far according to egyptian authorities 196 bodies have been repatriated to russia and the latest figures from the
emergency ministry here, they say nine of the bodies have been identified by relatives here. very difficult process. as i told you here, a line of people has just arrived bearing carnations for them to lay. this is a scene that we're just seeing repeated here every day, rosemary, every hour. >> it is -- >> very touching moment to watch. >> it is a tragedy so hard to fathom. and nic robertson reporting there from st. petersburg. many thanks to you. ben carson is surging ahead of donald trump in the race for the white house. a new national poll from nbc news and the "wall street journal" shows carson leading trump 29% to 23%. that followed by marco rubio,
ted cruz and jeb bush. the poll surveyed likely primary voter, both before and after last week's debate. the republican candidates attempt to unite and reshape future presidential debates is falling apart. several of them including donald trump, john kasich, chris christie, and carly fiorina now say they won't sign a letter of demands to the media groups that sponsor the debates. that letter was drafted over the weekend. the campaigns were calling for reforms after criticizing the questions and moderators in last week's debate. president barack obama is also weighing in on that debate. joking about the candidates' complaints. take a listen. >> every one of these candidates say, uh, you know, obama's weak. you know, people -- putin's kicking sand in his face. when i talk to putin, he's going to straighten out.
it turns out they can't handle a bunch of cnbc moderators. if you can't handle those guys, you know, then i don't think the chinese and the russians are going to be too worried about you. >> president obama having a bit of fun there. republican candidate jeb bush has a new slogan. after some less than stellar debate performances, he's trying to reboot his floundering campaign. cnn's athena jones has the details. >> our story is about action, doing, not just talking. >> reporter: jeb bush, rolling out his new slogan today in florida. "jeb can fix it." >> as your president, i will fight every day with a reformer's heart. >> reporter: bush's fix it tour will also take him to south carolina and new hampshire this week. but it may be his campaign that needs fixing. he's hoping a renewed focus on what he calls misproven con ze
tive record will give him a much needed boost in the midst of consistently weak poll numbers, worried donors. >> aye gotten a lot of advice lately myself. more than enough, thank you. >> and a weak debate performa e performance. >> someone has convinced you attacking me is going to help you. >> i know i've got to get better at doing the debate. i'm a grinder. i mean, when i see that i'm not doing something well, then i reset and i get better. >> reporter: bush's speech today included jabs at front-runner donald trump and his surgeon protege marco rubio. >> the answer isn't sending someone from one side of the cat tall city to the other and you can't just tell congress you're fired and go to the commercial break. >> reporter: fix it tour starts with an e-book. >> they used to call me the e-govern
e-governor. >> reporter: one from a candidate that claims bush was spending too much time campaigning for his brother and not enough time doing his day job. attack line bush has struggled to use against rubio. also included some gentle ribbing from george h.w. bush about his son's swearing in photo. the former president saying, i love the photo of your swearing in. it's so good of you that i've gotten over my being cropped out by the photographer. the big question for the man hoping to become the third president bush is whether this latest push will resonate with republican voters. athena jones, cnn, tampa, florida. and we have this report just in to cnn. in pakistan everyone aboard a private airliner is safe after the jet made a hard landing in lahore. airport sources say the hadding gear malfunctioned and the plane blew a tire. when it veered off the runway and landed in the grass.
all 112 people aboard the karachi to lahore flight were evacuated. we'll have more on this for you as soon as we get more in. if a new court decision stands comedian bill cosby will have to appear or another deposition. a california judge ordered the comedian and his former tern to testify in the janice dickinson defamation lawsuit. the former model filed a lawsuit claiming the comedian defamed her character when he called her a liar. claiming she fabricated her story. dickinson and more than 50 other women have accused cosby of sexual misconduct over several deng kads. cosby has never been charged in any of the cases and denies any wrong doing. u.s. officials have confirmed the wreckage of a cargo ship that disappeared last month has been found. and the ship's owner once legal protection from lawsuits. martin savidge has more on the
grief and anger the crew's relatives are feeling. >> reporter: has been found brings new heartbreak to the families of the 33 people lost. >> i wonder when she knew the ship was sinking, if she had tried to figure out some way to escape or some way to save everybody on there. >> reporter: and their suffering may not be over any time soon. while the u.s. navy was searching for the ship that disappeared october 1st in the middle of a hurricane. el faro's owners strikd a strike limiting what families can receive in a lawsuit. it relies on a laws written more than a century and a half ago. >> this 150-year-old law was intended to buttress and support a fledgling maritime industry
back in the day when we didn't have insurance. and it made sense to try to promote the industry. now the industry is highly successful. >> reporter: attorneys for the families are outraged. >> relying on an old law, a law that was enacted back when we had wooden ships, wooden sailboats, transferring cargos. the family feels betrayed. >> in the complaint filed friday the owners seek, quote, exoneration from or limitation on liability. if the company were found to be liable it suggests paying the families based offen a 1980s value of the cargo plus the value of the vessel itself. >> they're on papers. they estimated the value of the vessel, now at the bottom of the ocean at zero dollars. >> that would mean the most that each family could get is $464,000. so far five lawsuits have been filed on behalf of those aboard
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welcome back, everyone. candy crush, one of the most popular mobile phone games in the world is being sold for $5.9 billion. gaming company activision said tuesday that it will buy king digital entertainment, the company behind candy crush, activision is known for blockbuster games like guitar hero and call of duty. it didn't have much of a stake in the mobile game business until now. volkswagen's emission
cheating scandal is spreading to luxury brands porsche and audi. u.s. regulators cited 10,000 vehicles monday i colluding the 2015 porsche deesle, the first porsche model implicated in the scandle. vw and porsche deny the new allegations claiming the model is, quote, fully compliant. volkswagen already admitted to dodging regulations for 11 million vehicles worldwide by using a defeat device. software that lowered emotions only during testing. turning now to yemen. the war torn country is facing a disastrous new threat. flash flooding and mudslides. chapala made landfall just a few hours ago. it's going to dump a year's worth of rain in a day. we turn the our meteorologist who joins us now. the quantity of water is mind
blowing. >> it is. it is. when you look at the numbers specifically, 200, 250 millimeters, a lot of areas get that. but they don't have the same type of topography and geography that gyemen does. one perk, is that now that the system is finally started to make landfall the winds are starting to come down. you can see that here. winds with chapala down to 140 kilometers per hour, gusting 165. this is less than we've seen over the last couple of days. excellent news. as we talked about the topography. take, for example, this. this would be normal terrain. say, for much of europe, much of south america, australia, where you have that normal ground cover. say it be grass or shrubs, things of that nature. when it rains the rain is able to penetrate through and go down and really soil the water table. that's good. but the topography in yemen is different. the sun bakes down on that surface so it becomes very crusty and hard. so that when it rains offen this
type of crust, the water just sits on top. it's not able to actually absorb down into the ground. that's why we have such big flooding potential with this storm. in addition to just the amount of rain that's coming in. as we mentioned the storm is going to continue to weeken rapidly. in less than 24 hours we don't expect the winds but to be 50 miles per hour. the more heavily populated areas are on the western edge of the country. so that's actually a little bit of good news. heavily populated areas are not likely to take the direct hits. winds will also still be an issue even after the storm makes landfall. look down here in the g ufl and and red sea. we typically have 400 ships a week pass through he's these areas and they're going to be dealing with winds for the next 24 hours. again, we talked about all of this rain that they expect. 80 to 100 millimeter of rain is average for that. they will pick up two to three times that, or two to three
years' worth in just 24 hours. interesting stat. arabian peninsula has had three major hurricane severe impacts since 2005. florida, a place that we typically see tropical activity, has had zero. as rare of an event this is that hear has seen more activity than florida has in that category. iron ek and impressive, as well. >> and why? why is that happening? >> this particular happens to be related to el nino because typically in the atlantic -- >> el nino. >> yes. where florida is they don't have as active as the pacific tends to be during el nino years. >> thank you very much. more than 280 thousand, that is in number of migrants the u.n. says crossed into europe in just last month. it's roughly the same number that europe saw in all of last year. the majority of these migrants are syrian traveling through turkey and into greece. many are trying to make it to
germany. and as atika shubert reports, some are finding temporary shelter in an old airport with a lot of history. orville wright flew one of the planes first airplanes at tempelhof, berlin, and in the 1950s one of the busiest. after the war it became a symbol of freedom and lifeline for west berlin. cut off by the soviet union u.s. forces flew supplies in. the airport had secured its place in history long before it was closed in 2008. tempelhof airport exists almost as a time capsule. you can still see an old u.s. troop carrier parked out there. and you can cycle all up and down the massive rupp ways here. now, it really does stand as a sort of monument where plenty of space. so when the need came to house hundreds, even thousands of refugees, well, this seemed like
a natural choice. >> this is not a hotel or this is not an exhibition center or government center. this is a hangar. i mean, it's an old hangar. it's a monument. nothing was there. there was no water, no heating. step by step we had to bring in everything, what you need to host so many people. >> i just walked inside one of the airport hangars and this is where refugees will be us a housed. look. there are four dedicated airport hangars here. the capacity in all will be roughly 2200 people. this is where the refugees will be sleeping. set up with bunk beds. a dozen people in each compartments and dedicated spaces for men, for women, and for families. the idea is this is a temporary home just for a few days and weeks until they are registered as asylum seekers and able to find more permanent housing. only a few have started to move
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warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church. want to update you on the main stories we've been watching this hour. a u.s. satellite detected an infrared flash over the sinai peninsula around the same time that metrojet flight 9268 crashed. analysts say the heat flash may be a vital clue for investigators. 224 people died in that crash. a rare tropical cyclone is barreling across yemen with hurricane strength winds. the storm called chapala is expected to dump two to three years' worth of rain in just a day. flash flooding and mudslides are a major concern because of the country's dry mountainous terrain. the pentagon says u.s. special operations forces will be on the ground in syria within
weeks. their goal is to help local fighters take on isis. u.s. president barack obama insists the deployment does not break his promise against boots on the ground in syria. across the border in iraqiya zid difficult families are preparing for a harsh winter on mt. sinjar. the religious minority has been tormented by isis for more than a year. as fighters prepare for battle, hundreds of yazidi girls are still being held captive by isis. senior international correspondent has this exclusive report. >> reporter: mt. sinjar, the desolate slopes claim the lives of dozens of children last winter. this year the yazidis are bracing themselves for the worse. the mountain is so cold, you can see there is nothing up here. >> reporter: buha is 30.
she and her nine daughters escaped the isis onslaught last year. this year she says she worries it will be the mountain winter that dill kills them. buha says 17 of them live in this tiny tent and everything that you see here, the clothing that they're wearing, the parts, the pans, this is it. this is all that they have in the world. and they are facing another incredibly brutal winter up here on the mountain. smoke plumes rise over sinjar. coalition air strikes intensifying as preparations begin for the push to retake the town. sinjar and the mountain that looms over it are at the heart of the homeland of the yazidi minority. in the mountain's foothills the yazidi men are training for the fight ahead. the mountain shelters, their holiest shrine, the shrine of the founder dean. also falls along a crucial isis
supply route, linking isis strongholds in iraq and syria. last year the world watched as thousands of yazidis were massacred during the isis push for sinjar. hundreds of yazidi guards are still held by isis fighters as slaves. buha believes her sister and two teenage nieces are among the captives. every moment of her day, no matter the task, she told us is spent thinking about them. as the offensive draws nearer she worries they're still in the town below. >> translator: where are they? will they take them even further away? will they be caught in the fighting? >> reporter: below the yazidi soldiers are standing guard. many of the fighters here have families up on the mountain sle slopes above. today a local folk singer has come to rally them on, but they
know too well what they're in for. their very existence. ill equipped and poorly supplied the commander tells us they need all the help they can get. >> translator: we need traditional support, heavy weaponry, especially now. we stood against isis with nothing but machine guns. we would have stood a huge enemy and stood strong. we need your help. for now the yazidis are clinging on, desperate to stay within sight of their abandoned homes. zero hour is approaching. the yazidis are approaching. everyone hopes this will finally be over and soon. even as they prepare themselves for what awaits them not town below. cnn, mt. sinjar. a gas station in afghanistan could be the most expensive in the world.
a whopping $43 million. and, the american taxpayer is footing the bill. that is according to a new report by the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction. a watchdog group. it says a similar gas station in pakistan costs only half a million dollars. the defense department task force that built the afghan station was disbanded in march and this new report says the department can't explain why the costs was so high. the pentagon has agreed to provide more documents to the inspectors. but this isn't the first example of waste in afghanistan. the same watchdog group found earlier this year that $36 million was spent on this unused command center at the camp. myanmar is just days away from holding its general election but one issue seems to be dominating many political discussions. although the country is
overwhelmingly buddhist, a group of nationalists monks says their traditions are threatened by islam and anti-muslim rhetoric is becoming mainstream. our ivan watson has the details. >> reporter: a street party for the full moon festival in what up until a few years ago was one of the world's most isolated countries. on this buddhist holiday it looks like the whole city is out celebrating in the streets and praying in the temples. around 90% of this country is believed to be buddhist and yet some powerful voices here insist myanmar's most popular religion is in danger. who is threatening buddhism in this country? >> muslim. >> reporter: muslims, he says, a radical buddhist monk who leads a group called the committee for the protection of nationality
and religion. >> translator: muslims threaten buddhism through americans and they date very wives and have many children. their population grows and it threatens us and they are vial len. >> reporter: muslims only make up an estimated 4% of the population and yet he is calling for a boycott of muslim-owned businesses in myanmar. critics call this hate speech and some accused him of inciting violence. this is what happened two years ago in the central town when a dispute in a market between muslims and buddhists exploded. days of intracommunal violence left scores of people dead. amid the killing this buddhist monastery became the sanctuary. for days the monks here sheltered more than 900 muslims. the abbott tells me he protected them from a machete wielding mob
at the gate. this is all political, he says. there are actually no problems between the religious communities. but it has been influenced by political groups. seated next to him leaders of the town's muslim community who say the anti-muslim boycott has pushed many muslim families out of this town. it's been two years since violence here claimed dozens of lives. as you can see mosques like this one are still broken and lewded. a symbol of the discrimination that the muslim minority in this community say they face in modern day myanmar. of the 12 mosques that once operated here more than half are still in ruins or have been boarded up by the town's authorities. due to overcrowding the town's remaining muslims pray in shifts. at one of the few mosques still functioning here. the mosque now protected by
razor wire. >> there is still tension? >> yes, of course, of course, of course. >> how do you feel it as a muslim? >> yeah, it's -- it's still -- >> reporter: the monastery where he teaches his anti-muslim rhetoric is decorated with islamic to bibb propaganda, intolerance against an entire religious community that is being passed on to future generations. ivan watson, cnn, matilla, myanmar. oscar pistorius is out on patrol now but you are looking at live pictures now of the courtroom where prosecutors will be fighting to put him back in prison. we'll have a live report on what is likely to play out. i have type 2 diabetes. i started with pills. and now i take a long-acting insulin at night.
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happening ruth now at south africa's supreme court of appeals prosecutors getting ready to push for a change to the conviction of oscar pistorius for the shooting death of his girlfriend. now, if they succeed piece or russ who is out on parole right now would face more jail time. david mckenzie joins us now from johannesburg with some detail os than. so, david, what does the argument hinge on and what are some of the state's challenges to win this appeal? >> well, rosemary, there are many challenges for the state to win this appeal. in fact, it might be that they sort of don't get out the gate as it were. they have to convince the quart that, in fact, a matter that should be seen on appeal. this isn't a review of the fact, or it shouldn't be. this is a review of the law. and the state is saying that the judge in the case of oscar pistorius, disgraced olympian
who shot and killed his girlfriend in 2013, they are saying that based on the facts that were presented in the court, that the judge got her understanding of the law incorrect and that this should be a charge -- a conviction of murder an not of culpable homicide which is what piestoris got. he's on house arrest right now. this will be a major test for his team. they're going to troy and show in fact the judge got it right and this isn't a matter that should be seen by the supreme court of appeal in south africa effectively the second highest court in the land. they will look at the case. they will have the oral arguments. first the prosecution, then the defense. it's a very high-stakes appeal. but very unclear yet which way it's going go. >> david, how are we likely to get a decision today, do you think, and could pistorius eventually go back to jail?
>> well, if he loses the appeal, yes, he could go back to jail for a very long time. the minimum sentencing for hurder can be 15 years in south africa. he spent just shy of one year in prison, sixth of his sentence for that culpable homicide conviction. we will potentially have proceedings wrap up at the appeals court today. it will be a very in-depth legal discussion, teams of lawyers effect ofly arguing it out based on case law and based on the facts -- based on the legal interpretation of the facts of the case. now, we don't expect a decision today by the appeal court. they might announce a date. it could be some days from now. it could be some weeks. they could even say that they will look at this matter, at least give a decision on this matter after the recess which starts on november 30th. so this long trial that's had many twists and turns effectively a circus trial or t a least a show trial in south africa, had many people glued to their seats during the
proceedings. you could have more intrigue, yet it's certainly not going to be all wrapped up today. >> all right. david mckenzie keeping a very close eye on things there joining us live from johannesburg. we will of course join you next hour and get another update on the situation there. appreciate it. this year's melbourne cup winner did something never done before in the 154-year history of the cup. the details, next. this is claira.
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we have new pictures just in to cnn from pakistan where everyone aboard a private airliner is safe after the jet made a hard landing in lahore. airport sources say the landing gear malfunctioned and the plane blew a tire. then it veered off the runway and landed in the grass. all 112 people onboard the karachi to lahore flight were evacuated. australia's melbourne cup ends with an historic finish after a female yok i cjockey ri home with the title for the first time in the 154-year-old
history. the jockey aboard new zealand's prince were a 100-1 long shot in tuesday's race. the victory makes payne the first woman to ever win a title at australia's most famous and richest race. prize money for this year's cup, $6.2 million. how about that? british singer adele has also achieved a milestone first and she did it with a very simple greeting. ♪ hello ♪ it's me ♪ i was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet ♪ ♪ to go over everything >> adele's first single "hello" from her third album "25" is the first song to sell more than 1 million downloads in the u.s. that's according to billboard.
the single is also number one on billboa billboard's hot 100 and currently has more than 204 million views on youtube. "25" will be released on november 20th. one dog's new found internet fame is not for the best reason after a passenger snapped a not so flattering picture of him boarding an airplane. jeanne moos has more. >> reporter: you are looking at hank's good side. this is his not so good side. do you really call him hank the tank? >> everybody seems to call him hank the tank. but we're going to try to get that tank part down. >> reporter: hank was boarding an american airlines flight in los angeles when madeleine sweet snapped this photo. i [ bleep ] you not, the dog is flying first class on my flight. well, of course he was. owner carrie with tman says han is a frequent flier.
once his video got viral -- >> he travels first class all the way including his own seat onboard the plane. >> reporter: his owner carrie buys him a ticket. she is a former playboy playmate from 1988 and is now an interior designers to stars like me lan grif ft. and kristen bell. runs a dog rescue and hank is her certified therapy dog. carrie suffers from optical migraines. hank alerts her when one is coming on so she can take her medicine. >> he knows before i know. it's like a bird. nobody can believe it when they hear it. he does this -- >> reporter: hank has his own health issues. complications from surgery for a torn ligament prevent him from walking much, plus he has a thyroid condition which is why he's obese. from 160 pounds he's now down to 146 eating a cup and a half of
raw food a day. as for his new found fame -- >> it's kind of been crazy, has it not? >> yeah. >> reporter: carrie isn't crazy about that famous photo. >> he's not as at that time as he looks in there. >> reporter: this is a dog who sure sounds like he should fly. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> he's enjoying life for sure if i'm rosemary church. "cnn newsroom" continues after this very short break. stay with us. inthe mid-size van, from mercedes-benz. it's got small-ability and big-ability. towing-ability and stowing-ability. rack-ability and hvac-ability. it's fully customizable and sized just right to give you cupcake-ability, entourage-ability... ...garage-ability and even afford-ability. starting at $28,950. available in cargo or passenger.
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a russian airliner in egypt. and the u.s. now says a satellite spotted a heat flash at about the time and place of the crash. >> barack obama mocks republican complaints about debate questions as joint effort to reform the process breaks down. also ahead, a rare and deadly storm drenches one of the dryiet places on earth. welcome to our viewer in the united states and all around the world. i'm rosemary church, and this is
"cnn newsroom." >> we begin with a new piece of evidence which may provide a clue who what caused a plane to crash. a u.s. spy satellite above the sinai peninsula detected a heat flash as the airliner went down. analysts say it may indicate an explosion or fire on board the airplane or it may just have registered the plane hitting the ground. indeed, there is a lot that still needs to be sorted out and answered here. i want to go to ian lee who's on the story in cairo. the pressure, of course, is intense for investigators to come up with some answers on how this plane crashed. what progress has been made so far amid the rumors and speculation? >> oh, we've been hearing from
both of the governments, egyptian and the russians, urging patience that this isn't going to happen overnight. they're not going to figure out the cause, and that it could take weeks but this heat flash is just the latest thing we're hearing from u.s. officials that we're hearing that military and intelligence analysts are going over it, trying to determine if it happened in the air or on the ground. now, there are a few possibilities. they could have been from a missile, although that is highly unlikely. as we know militants in the sinai don't possess the kind of things over 30,000 feet. we know until now, they have not detected any bomb residue on the pieces of the plane, but that still will take some time, possibly weeks, to go through all the pieces of the plane that spread out over 20 square kilometers. the other option is it could be
a malfunctioning engine that exploded or when the plane hit the ground. when you see these pictures of the plane on the ground, you can see there are charged parentts. most likely an explosion when it hit the ground. the other thing they'll be looking at is how many heat flashes. when the plane hit the ground, if it detected that, were there other ones prior to that. egyptian officials and russian officials so far have been more -- so far ruled out a terrorist attack. now, it is a possibility, but they're looking more at a mechanical issue. that is going to come out, hopefully, when they decipher and decode the black boxes and look at the cockpit voice recorders, as well as going through the pieces of the wreckage on the ground. there's a lot more to do before they determine exactly what happened. >> and ian, what's the egyptian
government saying about the heat flash detected by that u.s. satellite as the plane crashed? has it responded? are we likely to hear from the egyptian government on this? >> well, they haven't responded so far. but we'll likely hear something out of it. they have been fairly good with releasing statements to the media about updates to the investigation. we've also heard updates from the russians as well. and between the two, we've had most questions answered, at least ones that they can answer at this time. so we'll be looking to see what the government says, but they have been, as i said, down playing this terrorist threat, this terrorist attack, and if there was one, it would likely have been a bomb, and that would also raise some serious security concerns about the airport. right now is the in the egyptian
interest to look into there. it could be a mechanical issue. and it could be time before we know what happened. >> many thanks to you, ian. vladimir putin is finally speaking out about the crash, and he had words of sympathy for people who lost loved ones in that flight. >> translator: this is a great tragedy, and certainly, we are with you in heart and soul. i want to thank st. petersburg for such a reaction which the whole country sees. all the people of russia, for their words of sympathy and empathy. >> cnn international diplomatic reporter is in st. petersburg. he joins us live. nick, talk to us about the scene in st. petersburg as russian citizens come to terms with the aftermath of the crash of flight
9268. >> reporter: well, rosemary, it seems that president putin is picking up on what so many have observed is that russians as they try to come to terms with what's happened, the plane crash, why it happened, how it happened, are shocked, i think and touched by the nature of it could have been them on board the flight. but, of course, one of the things that's impacting people here so heavily, behind me people leaving more flowers, but there's a number of children who were lost aboard that aircraft. russia is in shock. so many tears. so many victims. so many of them children. the youngest, 10 month old, who was on holiday with her parents.
25 children died. at this memorial parents count their blessings, a day to hold their children closer. vad mir hugs his son as he tells us it's a horror, a tragedy to lose so many children. we understand, but we can never feel the pain of their families. a seven-year-old came to pay her respects. luckily, we didn't lose anyone, she tells us. i just wanted those children to be remembered. her favorite toy, adding to the deep carpet of cuddly childhood treasures. overnight, at a rally for victims, hundreds spelled out the word mom in recognition of the children and parents lost of many orphans left behind. russian's soul has been laid
bear. a woman stopped by on her way to work. i'm a russian, and we need to say what has happened, she tells us, and we need to explain it to our kids. today russians came looking for answers. found only pain. one of the hardest days for many of the relatives again today, 196 bodies recovered and brought back from egypt, so far according to egyptian authorities, nine of them have been identified by families in that process. it's continuing today in a morgue not far away from the airport here. >> it is horrifying and tragic, and nick, what has been the reaction in russia to metro jet's claim that technical problems and pilot error did not play a part in the crash, but instead, certain impact implying terrorism was the cause? what's being said about that? >> reporter: well, the head of the federal aviation authority
has said that it's too soon to judge what happened, and this is broadly what we're hearing from other officials here. that until the investigation is completed, the investigation is under the leadership of the egyptian authorities, and until that is completed, it won't be possible to see what the precise cause, but also the federal aviation authority here is investigating the fact that metro jet was arrears by two months in payments of staff. they're also looking at other financial accounting. that said, two of metro jet's two other a 321 air buses have been cleared back for service here. the broad message to the public in russia is don't jump to conclusions. it's too early to get clear analysis. let the investigation follow through. rosemary. >> nick robertson joining us live from st. petersburg. thank you so much. >> and you can get more on what the plane's so-called black
boxes could tell us about the crash on our website. that's all at cnn.com. ben carson now tops donald trump as front runner of the u.s. republican presidential race. a new national poll from nbc news and "the wall street journal" shows carson leading trump 29-23%. followed by rubio, cruz, and bush. the poll surveyed likely primary voters both before and after last week's debate. well, this poll comes as the candidates talk about reshaping future presidential debates. their campaigns drafted a letter of demands for the media sponsors, but as sara murray explains, their united front is now crumbling. >> reporter: while a new poll shows it is not donald trump on
top anymore. instead, ben carson is now leading nationwide. that's according to a new nbc news wall street journal poll. he's up 29% to donald trump's 23% among republican voters. but donald trump still has some bragging rights. he's leading in a new poll in new hampshire. and it's a pretty wide lead. he's about so points ahead of carson who's in second there. and marco rubio has seen a big bump in his performance. it's nothing compared to what's going on with the republican debate process. after they all huddled together, they came up with things they wanted from the networks like requiring opening statements all the way down to how cool it had to be in the room. now it seeps like the demands are already falling apart. it all began with donald trump. his campaign saying trump would negotiate directly with the networks. after that kasich said he would
not sign onto the joint letter from the campaigns. chris christie followed and carly fiorina said the same thing. it's a short-lived way for the campaigns to take on the networks, and now we're waiting to see what happens next. sara murray, cnn, washington. >> joining me to talk about this is ryan lizze re. thank you for being with us. we'll get to the debate reforms in just a moment, but i do want to start with this new national poll that has ben carson beating donald trump at 29% compared to trump's 23%, and rubio at 11%. what do you make of the nbc news wall street journal survey released monday in. >> one thing to note about it is the survey was not conducted exclusively after the last debate. and these debates have massive audiences and tend to have a big impact on the national polls.
that said, this is now the third national poll from a reputable organization that has carson over trump, so he is experiencing a moment in the gop primaries. i always say with these polls, the big caveat is that the early polls are not predictive of who wins the nomination. at this point in 2012, you had a series of candidates rise and fall in the polls, and then, of course, mitt romney ended upping with being the nominee. there's a lot of fluctuation, but carson is having a moment, and what happens usually is he's going to get intense media scrutiny, and it will be a bit of a test to see if he can stay on top of the polls or not. >> we'll watch that closely. as we reported, some of the candidates are requesting changes to the structure of the
debates. what's going on? is this a much-needed correction or is it about avoiding tough questions? >> i think it's a little bit more the latter. every cycle there's always this tension between the news media, which, after all, let's be honest, the news media pays for the debates. the debates are broadcast over the media's air waves, and so the media holds most of the cards here. what happened is there was a lot of frustration by the republican candidates over the last debate that was held on cnbc. a lot of accusations that the questions were biassed and unfair, and so the candidates all got together on sunday night -- or the representatives got together and tried to come up with a common proposal to present to the media and say if you don't do this in the next debates, we're not coming. well, tonight that effort has essentially fallen apart. several of the campaigns have decided not to sign on to the
common set of proposals that came out of that meeting. and i think you're going to see not a whole lot of action, not a whole lot of changes because all the campaigns couldn't agree on what they wanted from the media. >> yeah. interesting, and all along, we heard chris christie and carly fiorina, they said they're fine with the current debate structure. they want their colleagues to stop complaining. is there a risk for some of the high polling candidates that they'll appear like they're whining? >> i think so. i think christie has it right. he may have been making a play for the media by siding with us. a lot of it seemed like they didn't want to answer tough questions. at the end of the day, it's a lot easier to sit there and be grilled by some cnn moderators, excuse me, by some cnbc moderators than it is to negotiate with putin. so i think if you can't get through these debates without complaining and whining, you
don't have a chance of being an effective president. a lot of it is working the refs, is what they call it. you know, criticizing the media for being biassed so they kind of ease up on you. i think that's what most of this drama over the debates is is trying to push back against the press and trying to soften them up. >> this is an on theatiexpectat you're running for president, you should be able to answer some of the questions. >> and president obama is poking fun at the candidate's complaints from last week's debate. he weighed in at a fundraiser in new york. >> have you noticed that every one of these candidates say, um, obama is weak. people -- putin is kicking sand in his face. when i talk to putin, he's going to straighten out. just looking at him, he's going to be -- and then it turns out
they can't handle a bunch of cnbc moderators at a debate. [ applause ] i mean, let me tell you. if you can't handle -- if you can't handle those guys, [ laughter ] then i don't think the chinese and the russians are going to be too worried about you. >> he's having a lot of fun there. voters in ohio tuesday will cast ballots on whether their state should be the latest to legalize marijuana for
recreational use. there's irony when it comes to who's against it. some groups who want legalized in general, say this is riddled this problem. it would allow for commercial marijuana cultivation on just ten farms, and those ten farms are owned by wealthy investors. there's also a competing measure on the ballot that could null fif i that provision. if voters approve it, the whole thing would likely have to be sorted out in court. another brand is being tarnished by the volkswagen emissions scandal. plus the latest on a cyclone hitting yemen. plus a california police department is taking their newest crime fighting tool straight in the movies. we'll explain when we come back. stay with us.
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hearing the prosecutor's according to that oscar pistorius should be con viced to the more serious crime of murder. you see him speaking right now as we take these pictures. pistorius was found guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend. he's out on parole right now. if his conviction is changed, he faces a minimum of 15 years in prison. we'll keep a very close eye on that. u.s. environmental protection agency regulators have accused volkswagen of cheating more emissions tests this time accusing porsche. they cited vehicles with the diesel and several audi models. they identified a certain engine.
volkswagen is denying it saying no software has been installed to alter emissions characteristics in a forbidden manner. candy crush, one of the most popular mobile phone games in the world, is being sold for $5.9 billion. gaming company, act vision said tuesday that it will buy king digital entertainment, the company behind candy crush. they're known for guitar hero and call of duty. we want to turn now to yemen. the war torn country is facing a disastrous threat right now. flash flooding and mud slides. a rare tropical cyclone made land fall hours ago with hurricane strength winds. it's expected to dump two to three years ae worth of thin in
one day. and our meteorologist joins us to talk more about this. such an abundance of water, and the ground not in a position to absorb it. and that's causing the problems. >> this is one of the driest places on earth. when you talk about this amount of rain that gets inundated into these areas, the ground doesn't know how to handle it because it doesn't handle it on a normal basis. that's where we get big concerns, and the mountains makes them a big target for mud slides. one positive is that the storm winds are starting to decrease back down. now, down to just 140 kilometers per hour. still gusting up around 165. it is expected to weaken quickly. before it does, it's going to dump a lot of rain. this would be normal terrain. when you have rain, the rain comes down. it gets absorbed through the ground and goes down into the water table. everything gets even ily
distributed. in yemen, this is their topography. dry and arid. the sun bakes the top surface into a crispy layer. it sits on top, and all of that water just remains there. and that's why you get so much of the flooding. then you factor into the mountains, and that's all along the coastline. all the rain that falls in the mountains falls into the valleys of the spot with flooding. the good news is they're going to weaken quickly. we're talking in less than 24 hours, winds will barely be 55 kilometers per hour. the rain totals, most of them in the central part of the region. a lot of these areas picking up 100, 150, but several areas picking up 200 millimeters of rain. take that into account of what they normally see in a year which is 80 to 100 millimeters. they're expected to get 200 to
250 millimeters. two to three years' worth of rain in one day. also the arabian peninsula, not a place we tend to see tropical cyclones. they've had three severe impacts since 2005. florida has had zero in that exact same time. so the irony of it, and we were talking about this earlier. a lot of it is due to el niño. that plays a huge role in this particular instance. >> it always gets back to el ni nino. many thanks for you bringing us up to date on the situation there. appreciate it. an unusual sight in the night skies over thailand. a sizable green fire ball believed to be a meteor shooting across the bangkok sky on sunday. the fire ball was spotted in several other provinces across the country.
presidential race. he's at 29%. and donald trump is at 23%. but the margin of error possibly makes them closer. in another poll trump leads the poll? new hampshire. investigators are investigating a hard landing. none of the 112 people on board were hurt. they say the plane had a problem with landing gear, blew a tire and then veered off the runway. an infrared flash was detected around the same time a jet crashed. they say the heat crash may be a vital clue for investigators. 224 people died in the crash. oscar pistorius is out on parole, but he could return to
prison. he was convicted of culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend. prosecutors want that conviction changed to murder. david ma mackenzie join us. what are some of the state's challenges to win the appeal? >> reporter: well, it's a question of law. and it's a complex argument that's being given right now in that supreme court after appeal in south africa. the prosecutor is laying out his argument in front of a five judge panel, why he says the judge got the law wrong in the case, and they should convert that to murder. there are several legal hurdles for the prosecution to get over. one of them being whether this should be even heard at all by the appeal court, another being whether he can convince them
that the judge got it wrong. let's listen in for a few seconds. >> that would allow this court to do that. which i just suggested. >> the state has, i see it as section. >> reporter: it's a different feel from the trial itself, because the prosecutor is facing, at times sympathetic, at times intense questioning and is being kept on his legal toes. he is saying, and the state is saying that the judge ignored key circumstantial evidence and they're saying this is an issue of what south african law that when pistorius shot through the bathroom door, whoever was behind the bathroom door, he knew whatever he was doing would likely kill that person, and it's irrelevant who the person
was. they want a tougher punishment. >> when are we liking to get a decision and would pistorius two back to jail? >> reporter: well, yes, they could. but it's not the end of this legal battle. this case has dprgrabbed the attention of south africa, eve thn appeal being played out on live tv here, even though it's a lengthy, complex discussion. first we'll have the prosecution. then the defense. the judges have already seen a written argument as well as abridged versions of the trial proceedings. we may get a sense from the judges when they'll make a verdict on the appeal. we don't expect them to make that judgment today, but if the state is successful, and they do convert this to murder, it could be that pistorius is sent to prison for more than a decade.
>> we'll keep watching this. in a few court decision stands, bill cosby will have to appear for another deposition. a california judge has ordered the comedian and his former attorney to testify in the janice dickenson defamation lawsuit. she is one of the women accusing cosby of sexual misconduct. we have the details. >> reporter: a california judge has ordered that bill cosby must sit for a dpg in the defamation case of janice dickenson, and it has to take place before november 25th. in her complaint, he alleges that cosby defamed her by calling her a lie yar after she came forward saying he drugged and raped her when she was a young model. this is the second deposition that cosby will have to give sworn testimony for in the span
of two months. early in october his deposition was taken by a woman in a california civil sexual assault case. huff alleges he sexually assaulted her in 1974. attorneys for cosby say the court has erred in allowing this to go forward. they say they'll appeal. attorney lisa bloom says she'll be taking cosby's decision and looks forward to continuing to fight on miss dickenson's behalf. cnn, new york. >> yazidi forces prepare to take on isis in northern iraq, but members of the religious minority say mt. sinjar may be its biggest enemy.
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weeks. their goal is to help local fighters take on isis. but the pentagon is also considering sending more special ops forces for raids against isis leaders and possibly u.s. forward air controllers on the ground to help identify air strike targets. barack obama insists he's not breaking his promise against boots on the ground in syria. >> well, keep in mind that we have run special ops already. and really, this is just an extension of what we were continuing to do. we are not putting u.s. troops on the front lines, fighting fire fights with isil, but i've been consistent throughout, that we are not going to be fighting like we did in iraq with a battalions and occupations. that doesn't solve the problem. >> meanwhile, a u.s. official
tells cnn, russia is expanding its operations in syria. now flying from a third air base. >> an extremist rebel group is using syrian government soldiers and their families held in metal cages as human shields. the army of islam says it is protecting against indiskr indiscriminate regime air strikes. >> across the border in iraq, yazidi families are preparing for a harsh winter on mt. sinjar. they have been or the meanted by isis for more than a year now and as fighters prepare for battles, hundreds of yazidi girls are still being held captive by isis. our cnn correspondent has this exclusive report. >> reporter: mt. sinjar. these slopes claim the lives of
dozens of children last winter. this year, the yazidis are bracing themselves for the worst. the mountain is so cold. you can see there is nothing up here. this woman is 30. she and her nine daughters escaped the isis onslaught this year. this year she worries it will be the mountain winter that kills them. 17 of them live in this tiny tent, and everything that you see here, the clothing that they're wearing, the pots, the pans, this is it. this is all that they have in the world, and they are facing another incredibly brutal winter up here on the mountain. smoke presumes rise over sinjar. coalition air strikes intensifying as preparations begin for the push to pretake the town. sinjar and the mountain that looms over it are at the heart
of the homeland of the yazidi minority. in the mountain's foothills, the yazidi men are fighting for the threat ahead. the mountain shelters the shrine of their founder. it also falls along a crucial isis supply route, linking isis strongholds in iraq and syria. last year, the world watched as thousands of yazidis were massacred duringthe isis push for sinjar. hundreds of yazidi girls are still held by isis fighters as slaves. she believes her sister and two teenage nieces are among the captives. every moment in her day, no matter the task, she told us, is spent thinking about them. as the offensive draws nearer, she worries they're still in the town below. >> translator: will they take them further away in will they be caught in the fighting?
>> reporter: below the yazidi soldiers are standing guard. many of the fighters here have families up on the mountain slopes above. today a local folk singer has come to rally with them. but they know too well what they're fighting for. their very existence. ill equipped and poorly supplied, they say they need all the help they can get. >> translator: we need traditional support, we need heavy weaponry. we stood against isis with nothing but machine guns. we need your help. >> reporter: for you n t, the yazidis are clinging on, desperate to stay within sight of their abandoned homes. zero hour is approaching. the yazidis are getting ready.
even as they prepare themselves for what awaits them in the town below. >> and we are joined now live from iraq. nemma, how are these yazidi men going to match up against isis fighters if they don't get any outside help? just how prepared are they for that? >> reporter: well, that is a very good question, rosemary. they will be part of a broader kurdish force, but you saw how ill equipped they are. they told us that they withstood isis with just automatic machine guns, but it hasn't got much better since then. they really don't have the basics you would need to withstand such a well-armed, well-trained fighting forces. i suppose they do have a conviction that they need to push isis back, that the yazidi will never be safe. the world watched last year as
they were almost driven to extinction. the yazidis and their faith, they believe them to be utterly, and the yazidis now as long as isis continue within sight of their homeland that they won't be safe. it's that that's pushing them to fight in spite of these enormous odds they're facing. >> it is horrifying to think what lies ahead for the yazidis there. thank you so much, nemma, joining us from iraq. >> police are considering a new gadget for their tool belt, but this one is little old fashioned. we'll tell you all about it when we come back.
[ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. [ bleep ]. >> shocking. benjamin allen golden apparently turned violent when the driver asked him to get out of the cab, because he was upset when his uber driver refused to continue his ride because he thought goad golden was too drunk to give directions. he repeatedly slapped the driver before being pepper sprayed. he's being charged with assault and public intoxication. police are more often confiscating numb chucks than using them. cnn ban simon found one california police department that thinks the weapon might be a useful crime fighting tool. >> it's the weapon that helped make bruce lee an iconic film
star, and since then, they have mainly been thought of as a fierce fighting tool. but in a northern california town, police may change the perception of this weapon. >> when you heard this department was going to start using none chucks, what did you think? >> i was skeptical. >> but the sergeant, the deputy's in-house instructor said he immediately saw the benefits. >> stop resisting. down, down, down. in the car. >> reporter: in a serious of demonstrations he shows us how they can be an effective retraining tool and a replacement for the baton. >> you're under arrest. don't resist. >> reporter: by applying just the right amount of force. each pair will cost about $100. advocates say the real advantage
of having nun chucks is you can restrain suspects with relative ease, and give you the ability to strike when necessary. >> the primary use is more of a grappling tool. it's used like chop sticks. there's a cord inbetween, and it's used to apply pain, and pain compliance is what it is. >> reporter: they say nun chucks were first used in the 80s. but say the growing use of tasers limited their use in law enforcement. from ferguson the baltimore, he says the strained relationships between law enforcement and american communities made him consider a new weapon. >> it doesn't hurt to add another weapon in your arsenal which is more compassionate and safer and causes less company. >> reporter: the colorado company that sells them has been preaching that for year. they said has many as 200
departments used them, but there's not a reliable figure today. he said the courts have up held their use, and he hopes more departments will consider them. he believed it could have prevented the death of air strike garner. he says a trained officers using nun chucks would have gone low for the ankle. >> would have ended the confrontation. in today's environment, i'll stand this tool up to against almost anything. >> reporter: they require that police officers get 16 hours of training. for civilians, nun chucks are illegal. dan simon, cnn, anderson, california. >> interesting there. before we go, we do want to
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new clues in the deadly russian jetliner crash. what caused the plane to go down as families mourn the 224 killed on board. and the gop debate revolts falls apart. republicans running for president fail to agree on the set of demands they want for future network debates. now president obama weighs in. welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. i'm alison kosik. progress in the search for the cause of the metrojet