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the doctor is in and pulling no punches. ben carson taking on the media for focusing too much on his past. hear why he says the coverage of his campaign is quote stupid. new questions surrounding security of the egyptian airport. was security lax before the plane went down? anger and sorrow in louisiana. a community preparing to bury a 6-year-old boy shot and killed by two marshals. demands for answers why a police chase for the boy's father ended
with the boy's death. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm alison kosik. >> i'm john berman. it is monday, november 9th. 4:00 a.m. in the east. this morning, criticism of the media from ben carson. pushing back of the stories he has told about his past. particularly about his youth. it is part of his personal narrative. he says he was violent when he was younger until he turned to god. campaigning in puerto rico, carson offered a point by point reporting to the wall street journal and politico and cnn. cnn could not corroborate some of his stories. including punching a classmate in the face with has hand wrapped around a lock.
>> this is stupid. if our media is no better in investigating that, it's sick. the burden of proof is not on me to corroborate everything i ever talked about in my life. once i start down that road, every day from now until the election, you will spend your time doing that and we have much more important things. >> donald trump had a bit of a different weekend. he hosted "saturday night live." on sunday morning, he was back in the swing of things taking swings at his opponents. let's go to chris frates in washington. >> reporter: alison and john, trump took aim at his rivals for the republican nomination. trump was asked about the news that marco rubio issued
previously unapproved american express cards for his spending. he has come under fire for charging personal expenses when he was in the state leadership in tallahassee. here is what trump had to say about rubio's credit card spending. >> i hope he shows his credit cards. we will see what happens. i would like to see him not hurt himself on such a matter that should be very easy to understand and simple to understand. we will see what happens if he gave the information, it will be easy to see whether or not anything was done wrong. frankly, i hope nothing was done that was wrong. that would be really terrible to be disqualified for that. >> reporter: he did not hit rubio that hard because there were no bombshells in the statements. trump dropped an attack i hope there was nothing bad for him
because it would be horrible to be disqualified to that. he is leaving the door open to hit him on it later. that will not likely stop reporters from asking. john and alison. and hillary clinton files for new hampshire's first in the nation primary when she heads there later today. the democratic frontrunner will hold a town hall meeting in windham tonight. clinton proposed loosening restrictions on marijuana. her rival, bernie sanders, in vegas, not holding back about abo why young people should care. >> people will say why did you go to the rally. some guy no one has heard of. why were you here? i want you to tell them, if anyone tells you, politics is [ bleep ] and you should not get involved, i want you to ask them
why it is that the koch brothers and others are spending $9 million on this election. they think it is pretty important. if they think it is important, your friends should think it is pretty important. >> in the meantime, a shake up in the campaign team. jim ferrel is stepping down for family reasons. new this morning, a russian security audit under way in sharm el sheikh. the u.s. is confident a bomb brought down the jetliner killing all 224 people on board. one u.s. official tells cnn it is quote 99% certain. egypt is firmly denying the lax security at the airport, but is inviting russian experts to provide security checks and make suggestions for improvement.
joining us from sharm el sheikh is cnn's ian lee. >> reporter: good morning. what we're hearing from the egyptians today is something we have been hearing for a long time. they are still saying it is too soon to tell that this was a bomb that took down this plane. there was a loud bang on the voice recorder in the cockpit right before it went silent before this plane crashed. egyptian officials say it could have been an engine exploding or battery. the theory from the united states and u.k. officials is it was a bomb. now we're hearing that the fbi may also get involved in the investigation. they have not been formally requested to come to egypt. that is still very much open. they say one area of expertise there is they are good a at listening to the loud bomb. they are looking for the residue from the potential explosion and
debris, but also at the airport behind me, we do have russian security teams on the ground, not just here, but around egypt to make sure the airports are safe and secure to return the stranded tourists. >> ian lee in sharm el sheikh. a lot going on there and the coming days as the investigation continues. thanks, ian. happening today, a 6-year-old boy will be laid to rest and the two law enforcement officers charged with killing him will appear in court. jeremy mardis was shot and killed after a police chase in louisiana. jeremy's father, chris few, was injured when the officers opened fire. his condition has been upgraded to serious. the two officers arrested based in part on body camera video. >> jeremy mardis, 6 years old, he didn't deserve to die like that. we took some of the body camera
footage. i won't talk about it, but i will tell you this. it is the most disturbing thing i have seen. >> police have not disclosed a motive for the shooting. let's turn to nick valencia in marksville, louisiana. >> reporter: according to local media reports, one officer involved has a troubled history. derrick stafford was indicted on assault. one in 2004 and another employed by the marksville police department. we have reached out to the police department and family members of stafford. they have not gotten back to cnn. in the research on the officers, we could not find any instance in which either was convicted of a crime. the focus is largely on 6-year-old jeremy mardis. i spoke with his first grade special needs teacher at the site where he was shot and
killed. >> we brought this cute bear, puppy dog and this wreath from the autism network. when a child in the community needs something, we're there for them. >> reporter: what goes through your heart and mind when you look at this? >> i know he is watching over everybody. he always was an angel. >> reporter: the funeral will be held in hattiesburg, mississippi. the two marshals are expected to have their court appearance on monday. john and alison. thank you. a deadly accident in the washington, d.c. suburb. four people killed and 14 others injured when the van caught fire when collided with a pickup truck. a child was among the fatalities. >> i stayed with one of the little girls and held her hand.
i think her leg may have been broken. we tried to keep her awake. >> she had a burn on her face. >> what did you do? >> actually, i started saying john 3:16 to her. >> of the 14 people hurt, eight are in critical condition, including four children. time for an early start on your money. asian markets mixed overnight. nikkei and shanghai up 2%. hang seng losing 1%. the dow is up slightly. on the heels of the job report, the top official indicating interest rates may go up. the president of the federal reserve bank of san francisco saying the next step should be to begin raising interest rates. the central bank will take up the issue at the december meeting. everybody now on pins and needles. saying i wonder. >> this time really yes,
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israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and president obama's relationship in a word is chilly. this morning, the two men are expected to meet at the white house. this is going to be a fence mending mission of sorts for netanyahu following his speech to congress where he lobbied against the iran nuclear deal. the israeli leader seeking more military aid from the u.s. this coming amid a new wave of violence with more terror attacks in israel. cnn's oren liebermann in israel
with the latest. what really expected to come out of this meeting? >> reporter: alison, this meeting could be viewed as a success as long as there are no fights or bickering or bad words between the two. this is the chance for president obama to focus on the military aid package to israel after the iran deal. netanyahu has the chance to push the military aid. right now it stands at $3 billion a year. the ten-year deal is up in 2018. this is his chance to lobby for a bigger deal for $5 billion a year. it won't be a final decision. netanyahu knows he has to work with president obama for just over a year and then on to the next president. all of this comes a new wave of attacks. there were a few days of relative quiet here, but that quiet has since been dashed. the palestinian woman approached a checkpoint and did not stop
when told to by soldiers. the soldiers opened fire and shot the attacker. three more attacks yesterday. i have to warn you, one of the attacks has disturbing video. the idf says a woman came to the orthodox settlement south of jerusalem. as the woman's identification was checked and you see in the video, she pulls a knife and stabs a security guard. that hangs overall of these discussions. it will be up to netanyahu and these two what measures they put in place to ease tensions as netanyahu works on the military aid package. >> oren live from jerusalem. thanks for that. black football players in missouri are taking a stand off the field. promising not to play until the school president resigns over issues of racism on campus.
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let's get more from polo sandoval. >> reporter: the president is currently working to address the protesters' concerns. he released several statements. one of the latest, quote, it is clear we need change and we appreciate the thoughtfulness which has gone into sharing the concerns. jonathan butler met with wolf twice. he went on a hunger strike and he says he won't eat until butler is gone. >> my body is shutting down. with each passing day, it gets worse. that's not what i like to focus on. i like to focus on what you do see nationally and what you see across other campuses. what you see is students are finding voices and fighting back and standing up for what they believe in. >> reporter: members of the football team joining the cause pledging to boycott games and practices until wolfe steps
down. the head coach tweeted this photo with his team saying quote, the mizzou family is united and behind our players. this is evidence that this is more than just a student movement here. it is not every day we see the head of the major university system acknowledge publicly there is a serious problem with racism on their campus. activists say at this point comments from the president is still not enough. they still want to see him gone. the tigers are still scheduled for a game come november 14th. it is still unclear if they will hit the field. >> thank you. a high school sexting scandal rocking the colorado town. students exchanged hundreds of nude photos. at least three phones are seized and a felony investigation has been launched. authorities are trying to determine whether any minors
were involved. the school football team was forced to give up a game. >> this is the part that hurt us. we never ever would have thought anything like this would be going on to this magnitude. >> oh, social media and cell phones. police are in the process of identifying suspects from photos and obtaining search warrants. they can get in serious trouble. authorities in mississippi are trying to term what caused this ridiculous sinkhole that swallowed 15 cars in the parking lot of an ihop. the sinkhole is 50 feet wide and 600 feet long. >> that is insane sinkhole. >> some 3 inches of rain fell in the area over the weekend.
>> that's like something you see in one of the movies. >> how does that happen? no reports of injuries. those pictures are stunning. >> you wonder how long it takes for that to tear through the either. >> when will it stop? will the south get relief from the weather? let's get the latest from meteorologist pedram javaheri. >> alison and john, good morning. the southeast is inundated with rainfall. the past six days, 6 inches of moisture in atlanta. you peel back the calendar, the last time atlanta did not see rainfall on the 30th of october. it has rained all but one day. the streak will come to an end on tuesday afternoon as we get into sunshine before rain showers return thursday into friday. scattered showers from the southeast out toward portions of the atlanta metro with millions under flood watches and warnings. the models push the storm system
out of the area. tapping the tropical moisture. we are watching tropical depression 12 poised to become tropical storm kate. there will be heavy rainfall across caicos. look at this, boston, new york, washington, warmer than atlanta. atlanta sitting at 51 for a high temperature. pedram, thanks. mystery solved in southern california. a bright light streaking across the night sky rattled nerves over the weekend. police were flooded with calls and social media flooded with media of the strange light which was seen as far as arizona and nevada. turns out it was a missile test. a navy spokesman says an unarmed missile fired off the coast of the "uss kentucky." >> allegedly.
employees taking bribes. some of the charges egypt is denying at embattled sharm el sheikh airport. will a new review uncover anything of the possible bombing of the departing jetliner? a louisiana community in mourning and demanding answers. a 6-year-old boy will be buried today after being shot and killed by two marshals. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 30 minutes past the hour. new criticism of the media from ben carson. the republican candidate is pushing back against reporters that scrutinize his stories he told about his youth. a key part of his narrative is he says he was violent as a youngster until he turned to god which transformed his life. campaigning in puerto rico, carson offered a point by point
rebutt rebuttal. cnn's investigation could not corroborate several of the carson stories, including the description of punching a classmate in the face with his hand wrapped around a lock. >> with the investigations done and talking to the wrong people and not going to wilson junior high school where the lock incident occurred. this is stupid. i mean, if our media is no better than investigating than that, it's sick. the burden of proof is not going to be on me to corroborate everything that i ever talked about in my life. once i start down that road, every single day from now until the election, you will spend time doing that. we have much more important things to do. >> in the meantime, donald trump had a different weekend. he hosted "saturday night live" the appearance got good ratings.
he was right back in the swing of things on sunday. the latest on that from cnn's chris frates in washington. >> reporter: alison and john, fresh off "saturday night live" trump took aim at rivals. he was asked about the news that marco rubio issued previously unreleased american express cards detailing his spending. rubio has come under fire for charging personal expenses to the florida state amex card when he was in state leadership in tallahassee. here is what trump had to say. >> i hope he shows his credit cards and it turns out to be good for him. we will see what happens. i would like to see him not hurt himself on such a matter that should be very easy to understand and simple to understand. we will see what happens if he gave the information, it will be easy to see whether or not
anything was done wrong. frankly, i hope nothing was done wrong. that would be really terrible to be disqualified for that. >> reporter: he didn't hit rubio that hard likely because there were no immediate bombshells in the statements. trump did drop a signature passive aggressive attacks in i hope there is nothing bad for him because it would be horrible to be disqualified for that. trump is leaving the door open to hit rubio on it later. that will not likely stop reporters from asking. john and alison. thank you, chris. hillary clinton heads to new hampshire to file for the first in the nation primary. she will hold a town hall tonight in windham. she called for more information into possible medical marijuana benefits. bernie sanders is in las vegas. he did not hold back about why young people should care about the election. >> i know you will go back and
people will say why did you go to this rally. some guy that no one has heard of. why were you here? i want you to tell them if anyone tells you, politic is [ bleep ] and you should not get involved, i want you to ask them why it is that the koch brothers and other billionaires are spending $900 million on this election. they think it is pretty important. if they think it is pretty important, your friends should think it is important. >> donald trump used the bs word earlier this year in a campaign rally. for bernie sanders. before bernie sanders hit nevada, a bit of a shake up in the campaign. his state director stepped down for family reasons. a russian security audit is under way in the resort of sharm el sheikh. the u.s. is increasingly
confident that it was a bomb that took down the jetliner taking off from sharm el sheikh. one official telling cnn it is quote 99.9% certain. egypt is walking a fine line of the reports of lax security at the airports, but requesting russia officials to conduct security checks. joining us with latest is cnn's ian lee from sharm el sheikh. >> reporter: good morning, alison. we are hearing from the u.s. law enforcement official that the fbi may be requested to come in and help the egyptian officials in the investigation in particular listening to a noise that occurs right at the last second of the plane flight. a loud bang is heard on the voice recorder. u.s. and u.k. officials believe this is an explosion from a
bomb. now the egyptians have said that it could also be an engine exploding, a battery explodinex. they say it is too soon to jump to conclusions, but also at the sharm el sheikh airport behind me, there is a russian team on the ground. they are assessing security not only here, but also at other airports around egypt. they have tens of thousands of citizens in the country and they want to make sure they can get back safely. there have been a lot of criticism at the security measures at the airports. right now, the army has taken control and we are hearing from people leaving that it is fairly tight. >> ian, very interesting. the u.s. may join in on the investigation of what brought down this plane. thanks for your report. happening today, a 6-year-old boy will be laid to rest and the two officers charged with killing him will appear in court. jeremy mardis was shot and killed after a police chase in
louisiana. jere jeremy's father chris few was also injured. the arrests took place in part because of the body camera video. >> jeremy mardis did not deserve to die. we took the body camera footage. i'll not talk about it, but i'll tell you this, it is the most disturbing thing i have seen. >> police have not so far disclosed a motive for the shooting. let's get the latest from cnn's nick valencia in marksville, louisiana. >> reporter: john and alison, one of the officers involved and charged in the murder of jeremy mardis has a troubled history. in 2011, 32-year-old derrick stafford was indicted on assault. one incident dating back to 2004 and another while employed by the police department. we reached out to the police
department and family members of stafford, they have not gotten back to cnn. in our research of the officers, we could not find any instance where either was convicted of a crime. the focus here in the community is largely on 6-year-old jeremy mardis. i spoke with his first grade special needs teacher at the site where he was shot and killed. >> we brought this cute bear and puppy dog and wreath from the autism network. when a child in our community needs something, we're there for him. >> reporter: what goes through your heart and mind when you look at this? >> i just know he is watching over everybody. >> reporter: the funeral for the 6-year-old will be held this afternoon in mississippi. the two marshals remain in the
jail behind me with the first court appearance on monday. thank you. four people killed and 14 others injured when a van caught fire after colliding with a pickup truck in maryland. police say a child was among the fatali fatalities. >> i stayed with one of the little girls and held her hand. i think her leg may have been broken. she was crying. we tried to keep her awake. >> she had a burn on her face. >> what did you do? >> i started saying john 3:16 to her. that calmed her down. >> of the 14 people hurt, eight are in critical condition, including four children. time for an early start on your money. asian markets finishing mixed overnight. nikkei and shanghai both up 2%. the hang seng losing 1%. the dow in pre-market trading is lower. a judge in california ruling that apple store employees don't
have to be paid for the time they spend having their bags searched at the end of their shifts. the class action suit on behalf of 12,000 employees argued the time spent on screenings added up to $1,500 a year in lost wages. the federal judge said this is not part of the employees' jobs responsibilities. they can avoid searches by not bringing a bag to work which i find unrealistic. i cannot imagine, as a lady, not taking a bag with me to work. guys can get away with. it come on, i have to bring my stuff. >> i bring a backpack every day. >> i am saying it is unfair. >> not just for the ladies. all sides today hoping for a thaw in a frosty, frosty relationship. benjamin netanyahu visits the white house to speak with president obama for the first time in a long time. this as there is new violence to tell you about in israel. we are live in jerusalem next.
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more military aid from the united states. comes amid a new wave of violence with more terror attacks in israel. cnn's oren liebermann is live in jerusalem. >> reporter: good morning. people here say to have a good meeting is to not snap at each other. there are big items on the agenda. the big item is the u.s. military aid package to israel in the aftermath of the iran nuclear deal. now that is a done deal, netanyahu will ask for the military package. it stands at $3 billion right now. the deal itself goes into 2018. this is where netanyahu will start pushing. increasing it to 4 or $5 billion a year. that will be number one on his agenda. the israeli/palestinian conflict will be on the agenda with the
alleged attack this morning and others at west bank. a woman at the checkpoint in the northern part of the west bank and refused to stop when soldiers ordered her to do so. there was another attack yesterday. three alleged attacks. one is getting a tremendous amount of attention because of disturbing video. we have to warn you before you see this video. this is an ultra orthodox settlement. a woman approaches the checkpoint and her identification is checked and she pulls out a knife and stabs the security guard. all of this hangs over the conversations. we will see what comes out of this. big issues here on the table.
>> statements from the leaders. not not a live pre-conference. the first openly contested election for myanmar is expected later today. up to 30 million people in the southeast nation went to the polls. that represents a turnout of 80% and could signal a move away from decades of military rule for the country. ivan watson joins us live from myanmar this morning. any word on what the numbers are looking like? >> reporter: only the first results are starting to come out, alison. a dozen of the seats of the 500 seats up for grabs have gone to the main opposition party that is led by the nobel peace prize winner sung kyi.
i cannot stress enough what a big deal this election was for the country. i met people who waited five hours in line just to cast their ballot. when i asked them was it worth it, they said yes, absolutely. because every vote counts. this is the first time in 25 years that people here have been able to vote in an openly contested national election. the military that ruled the country for decades used to crackdown hard with deadly force on any sign of dissent. people were lined up, if you can believe it, an hour before dawn before polls opened just waiting for their chance to vote. this was a very emotional moment for people and now much of the country on edge waiting to hear the results of the election. it sounds like the ruling political party that's backed by the military had a bad day.
the chairman of the party lost his bid for a seat in parliament as did the speaker of parliament. we are still waiting to find out how big the win could have been for the opposition. john and alison. >> really amazing. in this country in the u.s., many of us take for granted voting. thanks for that report. and all of the complaints. the election season is too long. people lining up just for the chance to vote. is starbucks waging a war on christmas? the tempest in a coffee cup. we will get an early start on your money next.
the governing board of the university of missouri will have a public meeting amid the racial tensions on campus. the football players will not play until the university president steps down. let's get more from cnn's polo sandoval. >> reporter: john and alison, the university president acknowledges the racism is a problem on campus. he released a statement. one reading it is clear to all of us changes is needed. we appreciate the thoughtful news which has gone into sharing the concerns. jonathan butler met with wolfe twice. he says he won't eat until wolfe
is gone. >> my body is literally shutting down. with each passing moment and day, it gets worse. that's not what i like to focus on. i like to focus on what you do see nationally and what you see across other campuses like my campus. students are finding their voices and fighting back and standing up. >> reporter: members of the football team joining the cause. pledging to boycott games until wolfe steps down. he says the mizzou family is one. we are one. we are behind our players. this is more than a student movement here. this is not every day you see the head of the major university system actually acknowledge that there is a serious problem with racism on their campus. activists say at this point, some comments coming from the president is still not enough.
they still want to see them gone. the tigers are still scheduled for a game on november 14th. it is unclear if they will take the field. john and alison. >> polo, thanks. authorities in mississippi are trying to figure out what caused a ginormous sinkhole in the parking lot of the local ihop. customers said they heard loud booms before the sinkhole opened up. no reports of any injuries. let's get an early start on your money. asian markets mixed overnight. the shanghai and nikkei up 2%. hang seng lost 1%. after a record setting debut across the pond, the new "spectre" film took until $73
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>> the doctor is in and ticked off. ben carson taking on the media for focusing too much on his past. hear why the coverage of his campaign is quote stupid. new questions at a popular egyptian airport. was security lax before the plane went down? hear what officials have to say as major review procedures get under way. anger and sorrow in louisiana. a community preparing to bury a 6-year-old boy shot and killed by two marshals. demand for answers why a police chase for the boy's father ended with this boy's death. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm alison kosik. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. this morning, there is new criticism of the media from ben carson. pushing back against reporting that scrutines