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happening now. intense battle for new york in the race for president. where the candidates will be. and frantic race to save survivors of a powerful earthquake. two. one in ecuador and one in japan. breaking overnight. brazil voting to impeach its president. political upheaval impacting the markets. good morning. i'm christine romans.
this is "early start." >> the band is back together. i'm john berman. in 24 hours from now, the big dance in the big apple, the primary. donald trump hopes to crush ted cruz and john kasich here. the polls show him well ahead. trump campaigns across the state which means, no doubt, new attacks against his own party. he is furious over the losses over the weekend. getting swamped by ted cruz. it is a system that trump says is rigged. let's get more from chris frates. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump firing up fellow new yorkers ahead of the primary here on tuesday after what was not a great weekend for donald trump. he lost to ted cruz in wyoming. losing all 14 delegates at a state convention. similar to what happened in colorado. donald trump saying these state conventions are rigged.
they are not primaries or caucuses where the voters go to vote and calling the big bosses out. >> you have a system that's rigged. we have a system that's crooked. we have a system with a lot of problems and a system that doesn't allow the people to vote in many cases. if they vote, the vote is not representative of what it should be. we have a delegate system which is a sham. in colorado, the people are going crazy. >> reporter: the republican national convention firing back saying the candidates have known the rules for months. this is the same process they used to nominate abraham lincoln in 1860s. ted cruz using his victory to take a poke at donald trump tweeting on sunday, quote, donald, over 1.3 million people just voted in utah and north dakota and wyoming and colorado.
you lost all five in a row by huge margins. #nowhining. you better enjoy it. donald trump winning by double digits in new york, a poll showing he had 54%. ted cruz with 16%. it's a tough slog for him. donald trump looking to take all 95 delegates here on tuesday. if he can win 50% statewide, can he go a long way to winning the magic number of 1,237. >> thank you, chris. john kasich hits the trail hard today with town halls in syracuse and scenectedy. and one day to go before the new york primary. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both campaigning in new
york city today. on sunday, clinton was on staten island taking shots at sanders and arguing that she has a long history of fighting corporate interests. starting with hillary care when her husband was president. >> i really tried hard. i got my head handed to me by the drug and insurance companies. i love it when all these other folks, including my opponent in the primary talks about taking on the interests. where were you? really! we were fighting tooth and nail trying to get universal health care coverage passed. >> clinton leads sanders by more than ten points. although sanders drew a huge crowd in prospect park. his campaign claims 28,000. his biggest rally yet. we have more from brooklyn. >> reporter: john and christine, a political revolution of feel
the bern. this is what people were yelling when bernie sanders took the stage. while he was a little hoarse and tired, he was revved-up to the crowd and sticking to the talking points that he focused on throughout the campaign here in new york and the democratic debate on cnn. those were how he really differentiates himself from hillary clinton. trade and environmental issues and the way he is fund raising his campaign and how that is very different from hillary clinton in the fact he is not taking large campaign contributions. he's not really in bed with the 1%. take a listen. >> here is a simple truth which everybody understands whether you are progressive or conservative. that is you cannot have a super pac raise many millions of
dollars from wall street or special interests and then tell the american people with a straight face that you're going to stand up to the big money interests. not true. >> reporter: you can hear the applause from that remark from sanders. it resonated with the 28,000 supporters here in prospect park. we had a chance to talk to them. one gentleman came from norway just to hear sanders speak in new york. it gives you an idea of how global his message is at this point. that's one thing bernie mentioned when he wrapped up his speech. it is important to get out and vote. he usually does well when voter turnout is high. we will see what happens tuesday. john and christine. >> thank you. bernie sanders will talk to cnn later this morning. he will be on "new day" at 8:30. breaking news. ash carter just arrived in
baghdad. this was an unannounced stop in the middle east. he is there to meet with u.s. troops and iraqi officials and abadi. pentagon officials say he wants to show increased u.s. commitment in iraq. one traveling with the secretary says the united states will bring in more resources and accept more risk in the coming days. dramatic events unfolding in brazil overnight after five hours of shuffling and shouting. lawmakers in the nation voted to impeach president dilma rousseff. a 2/3 favor reached that decision. now it goes to the senate. if it is approved, rousseff will have to step down for six months to defend herself in a trial. she is accused of hiding a huge budget deficit to win election in 2014. this is a mess in the world's most important economies. >> and right in america's
backyard where american influence in latin america which has been a renewed focus. you have the economy that has gone into the tank. stock market looks like it might bounce. the supreme court hears oral arguments challenging the executive actions on immigration. those executive actions are protecting up to 5 million immigrants from deportation. the justices must decide if the 26 states challenged have suffered sufficiently to sue. the senate wrapping up on the work from the bill for the faa for new measures at airports and air travelers and updated regulations for drones. this is expected to pass the next couple days. we now have what appears to be the first collision between a drone and major commercial airliner. this happened to the british airways jet at heathrow, london. the plane was not damaged and landed safely.
still frightening. time for an early start on your money. a global selloff under way because of plunging oil prices. crude tanking more than 4%. opec members failed to reach a deal to freeze production. dow futures are down. stocks in europe are down. shares in asia finished with deep losses. one stock market that will probably avoid this global selloff is brazil. the benchmark index is set to jump after the impeachment vote of the president. today is tax day. except if you live in massachusetts and maine because it is patriots day. the irs received 70% of the tax returns it received this year. the average refund is $2,961. if you need more time, you can file an extension. if you owe money, you have to pay that today. if you get a big refund, reminder, you have been giving
the government an interest-free loan for the past year. >> you are so happy when you get a refund. >> that means you have to adjust your withholding. we have breaking news in the search for survivors after two powerful earthquakes. one in ecuador and one in japan. we have live coverage. cnn in both nations. that's next. what if one piece of kale
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new morning, two countries, 9,000 miles apart struggling to recover from earthquakes. >> a state of emergency in ecuador where a 7.2 magnitude earthquake killed 270 people this weekend. emergency officials cannot calculate how many are missing. in japan, aftershocks are hampering efforts there after the earthquake. thousands are without power or food or shelter. we have the breaking stories covered the only way cnn can.
we have boris sanchez in ecua r ecuador. boris. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. 272 is where the death toll sits now. more than 2,500 people hurt. the numbers expected to rise significantly as we get a clearer scope of the damage. the biggest problem facing ecuador is the infrastructure. several weeks of heavy rain have weakened roads. the earthquake decimated them. we are in the city of guayaquil. the camera cannot capture the scope of the damage. this is one of the busiest bridges in the city. it essentially folded on it self killing a driver and injuring another person in the car. the president was at the vatican over the weekend. he had to cut the trip short to come home. more than 10,000 soldiers are lining up to dig out of rubble
along side 4,000 police officers. we are across the street from a police station. we have seen officers arrive early in the morning. it is roughly 3:00 a.m. this is only the second deadliest earthquake ecuador has had. in 1987, almost 1,000 people died in an earthquake weaker than this. 7.1 compared to 7.8. the hope is after all the rubble is picked up and everything is back to order and we get a fully dee of the scope, it will not reach the scope of those levels. >> this is still a rescue mission. turning now to japan where two deadly earthquakes killed more than 40 people. well over 1,000 more injured. cnn's matt rivers is there ta tracking the latest on the efforts from kumamoto, japan.
>> reporter: good morning. we are outside one of the hardest hit villages. basically the earthquake hit the foundation of the house and it started sliding down the steep slope. it was so powerful it ripped the asphalt of the parking lot. i'm standing here between these two things. an extreme amount of devastation here. >> matt, there are still ongoing rescue operations in that region right now? >> reporter: there are. we spent most of the morning watching one of the rescue operations looking for people that were trapped in the rubble. landslides coming down in the
village and destroying houses. 11 people were trapped. as of this morning, two people were found a little bit earlier this afternoon. the hope is more survivors may be found eventually. the window here is closing quickly as night begins to fall. >> that is good news. matt rivers in kumamoto, japan. two earthquakes on opposite sides of the pacific hours apart. the question is asked in so many places, are they some how related? let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for some answers. >> john and christine, that is a popular question to how significant to have multiple large quakes within 48 hours apart in this case. i want to show you globally speaking. when you talk about 7.0 to 7.9 squax, we have this scale. 450 active volcanos.
90% of the earthquakes hit along those. that number 15 for how many 7.0 to 7.9 per year, so far, we have seen five. we had one in january in alaska. we had one in russia. one in indonesia. last thursday, japan and ecuador join the mix. previously, we were sitting at three, below the norm of how many we should have. 15, again, is what you average on an annual basis. you get the large quakes and there is no way to know. it is like flipping a coin. it is all a random chance process. that is what has happened. >> the answer to that question is no. they are not related. >> answer this, pedram. uc berkeley student kicked off a plane, he says, because
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the u.s.-led coalition is ramping up the air campaign. according to the pentagon, the air strikes targeting isis cache depots with more than 125 other attacks hitting oil structure. isis had to cut pay to fighters by up to 50% because a lot of their cash, literally burned. a muslim college student is demanding an apology from southwest airlines after being pulled off the flight and
treated like an animal in his words. he heard a speech by secretary-general ban ki-moon. nearby passengers alerted the flight attendant after hearing him speaking arabic. >> i believe they thought i was a terrorist. >> he says he is not pursuing legal action despite being grilled by officials. southwest declined to comment. they neither condone or tolerate discrimination of any kind. 25 minutes past the hours. in hours, runners from several countries will take part in the boston marathon. 1 million people are expected to line the route. they are joined by thousands of police officers and national guard and fbi. three years ago, 3 people were killed and injured 250 others by a bomb at the finish line.
>> one of the world's greatest events. medical marijuana will be legal in pennsylvania after the law signed by the governor. the law authorizes up to 150 dispensaries. the law allows for canabas in the form of oils and creams. disney's live action version of "the jungle book" is king at the box office. it roared to first place earning a larger than expected $103.6 million in the debut. a huge weekend. the second highest opening ever. "barber shop" was in second place. "the boss" in third with $10 million. such a nice weekend. a lot of people went to the movies. all right. the last day that candidates
critical point in the battle for new york. tomorrow, voters head to the polls in the race for president. who is up? who is down? a frantic race to find survivors after powerful earthquakes strike ecuador and japan. live team coverage ahead. bonkers night in brazil. the country votes to impeach its president. what happened? how it happened and what it means for the markets and your stock portfolio. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. just 24 hours away from the big dance in the big apple. the new york presidential primary. hometown billionaire donald
trump hopes to crush ted cruz and john kasich here. the polls show him well ahead. trump campaigns across the state today which no doubt means new attacks against his own party. trump furious about his new losses over the weekend in the race for delegates. getting swamped by ted cruz at the wyoming state convention. it is is a system, trump says, is rigged. more on that from cnn's chris frates. >> reporter: john and christine, donald trump firing up new yorkers ahead of the primary here on tuesday after what was not a great weekend for donald trump. he lost to ted cruz in wyoming. losing all 14 of the delegates at the state convention. similar to what happened in colorado. at the state convention there. donald trump saying the state conventions are rigged. they are not primaries or caucuses. calling the big bosses out. >> you have a system that's rigged. we have a system that's crooked.
we have a system that's got a lot of problems. we have a system that doesn't allow the people to vote in many cases. if they do vote, their vote is not representative of what it should be. in colorado, the people are going crazy out there because they never got a chance to vote. >> reporter: the republican national convention firing back and saying the candidates have known the rules for months. this is the same process they used to nominate lincoln in 1860. ted cruz using his victory in wyoming to take a poke at donald trump. donald, over 1.3 million people voted in utah and wisconsin and wyoming. you lost all five in a row by huge margins. #nowhining. ted cruz taking a victory lap after the big win in wyoming on
saturday. he better enjoy it. trump winning by double digits in new york, a poll showing he had 54% support. ted cruz had 16%. it is a tough slog for him. donald trump looking to take all 95 delegates here on tuesday. if he can win 50% statewide and congressional districts, he can go a long way to 1,237. john and christine. >> chris frates, thank you. kasich polling second in new york. he has town halls today. ted cruz is third in the new york polls, is looking past tomorrow to next tuesday. he has a rally today in one of those states. maryland. the democratic candidates are in a tense battle. one day to go in new york. hillary clinton and bernie sanders campaigning in the city today. hillary clinton was on staten island this weekend taking shots at sanders and arguing that she has the long history of fighting
corporate interests starting with the health care battle when her husband was president. >> i really tried hard and i got my head handed to me by the drug companies and insurance companies. you know, i love it when all these other folks, including my opponent in the primary, talks about taking on the interests. where were you? really? we were fighting tooth and nail to get universal health care coverage passed. >> hillary clinton leads bernie sanders in the latest polls by 10 points or more. even so, bernie sanders had 28,000 people show up at his rally in prospect park. we have more from bryn in brooklyn. >> reporter: this is what the crowd were yelling when bernie sanders took the stage. he was a little hoarse and
tired, but he was revved-up. he focused on the speaking points here in new york and that democratic debate on cnn. those were how he really differentiates himself from hillary clinton. foreign policy, trade policy, minimum wage and environmental issues. also the way he is fund raising his campaign and he is different from hillary clinton and he is not taking large campaign contributions. >> here is a simple truth which everybody understands whether you are progressive or conservative. that is you cannot have a super pac raise many millions of dollars from wall street or special interests and tell the american people with a straight face that you will stand up to the big money interests.
not true. >> reporter: and you can hear the applause from that remark from sanders. it really resonated with the 28,000 supporters here in prospect park. we had a chance to talk to some of them. one gentleman came all the way from norway just to hear sanders speak here in new york. it gives you an idea how global his message is at this point. that is what bernie mentioned. it is important to get out and vote because he usually does well when voter turnout is high. we will see what happens come tuesday. john and christine. >> brynn, thank you. bernie sanders will be on cnn live later this morning at 8:30 a.m. on "new day." to brazil. dramatic events unfolding overnight. after hours of scuffling, lawmakers voted to impeach president dilma rousseff. a 2/3 majority was reached in the lower house last night.
the motion now goes to the senate. if it is approved there, rousseff will have to step down for six months to defend herself in a trial. she is accused of hiding a massive budget deficit to win re-election in 2014. in hours, the supreme court hears oral arguments on the executive orders on immigration and deportation. whether the states have standing could be the issue. this morning, the senate is working finalize legislation to improve security at airports. new regulations for drones. drone regulation coming as we learn of what appears to be the first collision between a drone and major commercial airliner. this happened sunday to the british airways at heathrow in london. the airplane was not damaged. and 39 minutes past the
hour. time for an early start on your money. oil tumblintumbling. dow futures are down here. stocks in europe are lower. big loss in tokyo overnight as well. some of america's fastest growing jobs pay less than $25,000 a year. among the ten jobs projected to employ the most new workers pay less than $25,000 a year. food prep and service workers make less than $25,000. home health aides make about $22,000 a year. the key to break out of the low wage positions is education. most of the jobs don't require a college degree. when you look, john, at how fast low wage jobs are growing in the country. it is one of the things that feeds the unease in the
political arena. some people feel if you get a college degree, the jobs available are the low wage jobs. that statistic there is one thing you are seeing on the campaign trail. >> economic pressure is not increasing. happening now. searching for survivors after powerful earthquakes strike in ecuador and japan. we will take you there live next.
two countries, 9,000 miles apart struggling to deal with earthquakes this morning. a 7.8 magnitude in ecuador killed 272 people this morning. emergency officials admitting they cannot calculate how many are missing. >> in japan, aftershocks are hampering the rescue efforts after the earthquake hit that country. dozens dead and thousands
without food or shelter. we have the breaking stories covered in both nations. we start in ecuador with boris sanchez. boris, give us the latest. >> reporter: good morning, john and christine. you said it. 272 people killed. at least 272. those numbers expected to rise because it is difficult to get into rural areas right now, especially on the coast. the hardest hit is the coast. this is the hardest hit area which is the city of guayaquil. this home fell on a car and killed the driver and hurt the person inside. infrastructure is the biggest problem in ecuador right now. it had been raining for several
weeks straight because of el no nino here. it is difficult to learn which structures are sound. we are hearing people are sleeping outside because they are scared to go inside their homes. the other issue is communication. it is difficult to get a hold of loved ones in the hard hit areas. as we move forward, about 10,000 soldiers, 4,000 police officers are getting ready to dig out from under the earthquake. to give you an idea of how powerful it was, the deadliest earthquake in ecuador history killed about 1,000 people. it was 7.2 on the rick afthter . the president had to cut his trip to the vatican short to come back to the country. it is difficult to learn how
devastating it is until we dig out from the rubble. >> boris sanchez, thank you. let's turn to japan where matt rivers is live in kumamoto, japan. matt, what are you seeing? >> reporter: let's show you the example of the damage that came from the earthquake on saturday. you said one on thursday and one on saturday. this damage is from saturday. this home here was a two-story home up until saturday. this foundation during the quake, began sliding down the steep slope behind me. it ripped apart the asphalt here. the parking lot. there is a trench that is about a meter and a half deep. it looks like something out of a movie set. this is the kind of damage from
the earthquake here on saturday in southwestern japan. >> matt, what is the latest on the rescue efforts there? are they still ongoing? >> reporter: very much so. there was good news this afternoon. they were able to find two of the 11 people that officials said were trapped when we checked in with them this morning. two people were found this afternoon. that was great news for rescuers. they faced an uphill battle battling terrible weather conditions and difficult scenes like this here. they have been dealing with people who were trapped in land slides that were triggered by the landslides. we were watching many from the japan self-defense force. the hope is before nightfall here, in the next hour or so, perhaps more can be found. >> remarkable they are still finding people alive. matt rivers in kumamoto, thank
you. >> are the two earthquakes somehow related? is this a start of a quake epidemic? let's get to meteorologist pedram javaheri for the answers. >> john and christine, let's break this down. the scientists have said no direct relation to this. it is all random chance. when you look at the number of major quakes in 2016, it is five. one in alaska and russia and indonesia and japan and ecuador. that is precisely how many we should have through the first four months of the year with the 15 per year average being considered normal globally speaking. these plates are in motion. the ocean plate that is diving under the south american plate is moving at a rate of 2.5 inches per year, which by the way, is equal to the rate your fingernail grows every year. it gives you an idea how quickly they are moving to one another.
once they slip, you get the rebound effect. that is the shaking. that is the 7.0 quake on friday into saturday. when you talk about a 7.8. the aftershocks, you typically have a 6.0 aftershock. a lot of people still on alert across the region. >> pedram javaheri, thank you. oil prices tumbling around the globe. we will get an early start on your money next.
with more on that, we have senior correspondent arwa damon. arwa is in baghdad. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john. key among other things that will be brought up is what more can the u.s. bring to the table in terms of enablers, air strikes and the possibility apache helicopters brought into the battle. the u.s. at this stage, willing to undertake a bit more risk. crucial in all of this is the key battle ground of iraq's second largest city, the city of mosul. as america's top man on the ground in iraq, major general gary valeski told us. >> i want to make sure that da'ish continues to have pressure put on them. once mosul is cleared of da'ish,
they don't have a place of terrain to put their flag in. that in my mind is one of the clear symbols that allows them to do what they will do. >> if you want to defeat them, you want to make sure they don't regroup and come back as something worse, which is what they have done in the past. >> in my assessment, that takes a government approach. it takes engagement across what we call our elements of national power. is that something that is easy? this is the most complex environment i've been in. this is my fifth rotation here. i have not seen it this complex. it's hard, but it's not impossible. >> reporter: and john, valesky is in charge of the battle when it comes to isis and defeating isis in iraq is not just a
military component from the military general. it has a political one. by the parliament and the threat that the government could collapse. things that secretary of defense carter will want guaranteed of the iraqi government. >> arwa, i know from speaking to generals over the years, dealing with the political leaders in iraq is a chore for the military figures. arwa damon in baghdad. thank you. oil prices diving. crude falling more than 4% right now. opec members could not agree on a production freeze. stocks around the globe fell. we expect a rally today after the impeachment vote against its
president. cheering political change and for more business friendly policies. alexander hamilton is staying on the $10 bill. the secretary treasure is announcing it this week. a woman will eventually replace andrew jackson on the 20, but it won't come until 2030 due to counterfeiting measures. lui said this created a firestorm from the hamilton fans. he was the nation's first treasury secretary. hamilton will stay. i tell you the treasury department surprised by the big reaction to all of this about changing these bills. another reason people are so crazy about alexander hamilton
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survivors as powerful earthquakes strike in ecuador and japan. we are live covering these stories only the way cnn can. what a night in brazil. bonkers. breaking news. the lower house votes to impeach the president of that nation. we could see economic upheaval. not just there, but around the world. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we are 24 hours away from the big dance in the big apple. the new york primary. donald trump hopes to crush ted cruz and john kasich here. the polls show him well ahead. trump campaigns across the state today, which means new attacks against his own party. trump is furious about his losses over the weekend. getting swamped by ted cruz in the wyoming state