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to every voter living in the inner city or every forgotten stretch of our society, i'm running to offer you a much better future. >> donald trump accuses hillary clinton of exploiting african-americans as he makes a direct appeal for their votes. simone biles wraps up a remarkable performance in rio with a fourth gold medal in gymnastics. also ahead, a fast moving fire forces more than 80,000 people to evacuate in southern california. hello, and welcome to our viewers here in the united
states and of course all around the world. i'm rosemary church, and this is cnn newsroom. with polls showing him drawing just 1% of their votes in key states, donald trump is trying to boost his support among african-americans. the republican presidential nominee made the most direct appeal of his campaign with a speech in wisconsin. he said his hard line on undocumented immigrants will help minorities keep their jobs, and he accused democrat hillary clinton of bigotry, saying she sees communities of color only as votes. >> she doesn't care at all about the hurting people of this country or the suffering she has caused them, and she, meaning she and her party officials. there has been tremendous suffering because of what they
have brought. the african-american community has been taken for granted for decades by the democratic party, and look how they're doing. it's time to break with the failures of the past. i want to offer americans a new and much better future. >> and trump's speech comes just days after protests turned violent following a police shooting in milwaukee. >> the violence, riots and destruction that have taken place in milwaukee is an assault on the right of all citizens to live in security and to live in peace. law and order must be restored. it must be restored for the sake of all, but most especially for
the sake of those living in the affected communities, of which there are many. >> and while trump's stop in wisconsin focused on national security, sara murray reports there's increased scrutiny of the candidate's foreign policy agenda. >> reporter: donald trump's hitting the trail in wisconsin today, hammering home his claim that he's the top choice for voters looking for law and order. >> we have to obey the laws or we don't have a country. you have a case where good people are out there trying to get people to sort of calm down, and they're not calming down, and we have our police who do a phenomenal job. >> reporter: trump touring a memorial with veterans and members of law enforcement in milwaukee, a city recovering from clashes after police shot and killed an armed man over the weekend. his security-oriented visit coming just a day after trump delivered a foreign policy speech laden with promises to defeat isis. >> my administration will
aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy isis. >> reporter: but sparse on the details of how trump would accomplish that aim as president. as the gop nominee looks to bolster his foreign policy credentials, sources tell cnn trump will receive his first classified intelligence briefing wednesday in new york. it's a primer that's already caused heartburn among some lawmakers and former intelligence officers wary of looping the candidate in on sensitive information and it comes just days after trump reiterated his call for closer ties with russia. >> i also believe that we can find common ground with russia in the fight against isis. wouldn't that be a good thing? wouldn't that be a good thing? >> reporter: one of trump's aides, seizing on news that russia sent war planes from iran to target isis and syria as a positive sign. trump's social media head, tweeting, another donald trump idea becoming a reality? russia going to bomb isis at the
moment. trump has faced blowback throughout his campaign for his calls to partner with russia and his past praise for russian president vladimir putin. now he's looking to turn the tables. the trump campaign blasting out a statement to highlight clinton's ties to russia, scl and climbing and and her allies sold out american interests to putin in exchange for political and financial favors. >> cnn's sara murray reporting there, and hillary clinton is having her own issues. later this hour, hear why the controversy surrounding her e-mails is not going away. well, the united states is warning that russia's use of an iranian air base to launch air strikes in syria may violate a u.n. security council resolution. russia says its war planes bombed isis and other militant targets tuesday. this is the first time iran has allowed a world power to operate from its soil in decades. cnn pentagon correspondent barbara star has more.
>> reporter: russia says its long range bombers like these carried out air striemz in syria against isis after taking off for the first time from a base in northwest iran. russian aircraft, according to the u.s., struck in aleppo, dilib, and deir ezzor. moscow insisted it is going after isis. the u.s. disagrees. >> we have not struck targets in aleppo in a very long time. we have not struck targets in idlib in a very long time if we have at all. we don't see concentrations of isis in those areas. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry called his russian counterpart to raise concern about using iran's air base. >> it complicates what is already a tense, complicated situation. >> reporter: publicly, russia wants the u.s. to agree to join operations, especially near aleppo where tens of thousands of civilians are trapped. the russian defense minister says moscow is in very active
negotiations with the u.s. >> that's his messaging on what he wants to happen to gain an upper hand as russia always attempts to do when they're in these kind of negotiations. >> reporter: tonight, the state department said the u.s. is continuing to pursue an agreement. but the u.s. military has been skeptical of any deal with the russians because of the continued bombing of civilians in anti-isag rebel groups rather than isis targets. the u.s. believes moscow is still aiming at bolstering the syrian leader, assad. >> we're nowhere close to reaching a final agreement while they continue to bomb civilian facilities, especially hospitals, which they have done within the last couple of weeks. >> reporter: if the russians hope to unnerve the u.s. by using an iranian air base to show more cooperation with tehran, u.s. officials say it did not work. cnn has learned u.s.
intelligence assets, including aircraft like these awacs were able to track the russian military as it landed in iran and throughout its bombing attacks inside syria. the advantage for the russians in flying out of iran is it puts them much closer to those targets in syria. it saves fuel and means they can load up more weapons on these shorter bombing missions into syria, and it may be an indication that moscow is far from ready to change its syria strategy. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. >> so, let's discuss this with cnn's senior international correspondent frederick plieken and fred is in berlin right now but he has reported extensively from syria. so, fred, what might this signal, iran allowing russia to launch air strikes on targets inside syria from iranian soil? >> well, i think it signals
various things, rose mary. i think it shows that the russians are more than ever entrenched in their strategy in syria which is to bolster the regime, but at the same time to also work together with the iranians, and i think what you're seeing is much more of an alignment between the iranians and the russians than you have before. over the past couple years that i've been traveling to the government controlled part of syria, you could feel that the russians and the iranians were on the same side of the equation, they weren't really on the same page as far as the strategy was concerned and also in some cases the end game as well, especially the future of assad, but now it really seems they're aligning their goals and i think what we just heard from barbara is absolutely correct. i think that we could very well see an escalation of the russian air campaign in the next coming weeks, in the next coming months, especially with the use of those very heavy strategic bombers. we've seen the russians use those over the past couple of days. now for the first time using them from iranian soil which cuts the flight time, allows
them to take more payload. that is really upping the ante. that really shows they want to strike both isis and other groups as well a lot harder than they have in the past and the iranians have come out and said that their cooperation with the russians is strategic, that the two sides have an agreement that they will allow the russians to use their bases and the russians have also asked the iranians for over flight rights for cruise misales as well, so it looks like an escalation could be in the works but also a cooperation between the russians and the iranians is much deeper than it has been at any point in time during this entire crisis. >> and i know you'll be watching that very closely, but fred, i did want to ask you this. what are we to make of reports of possible cooperation between russia and the united states on the issue of aleppo? what are you hearing about that? >> well, i think both sides are trying to find some sort of agreement. i think that both sides are in negotiation. the u.s. and russia. the u.s. obviously very keen to see something like humanitarian corridors put in place.
they want to see an end to the bombings. the russians for their part are saying, look, if we do that, the rebels are going to regroup and rearm and you'll see more of them coming in so they have a different interest as far as that battle field is concerned. from what we've been hearing from the u.s. side, it seems as though both sides are still pretty far off from actually reaching an agreement because the u.s. is so concerned about the civilian casualties that these russian but also, of course, syrian air force bombings have induced in the past and so therefore, it will be very difficult for the u.s. to go into any sort of alliance with the russians that could possibly see them flying side by side, coordinating their missions. what they're doing right now is something called deconflicting, keeping out of each other's way but any more cooperation than that or coordination is something that's very difficult to see, at least in the near future. >> frederick, keeping a very close eye on those developments from his vantage point in berlin where it is 9:00 in the morning. many thanks, fred.
a landmark day for america's simone biles at the olympics as she becomes rio's most decorated gymnast. the 19-year-old proved her dominance tuesday with a near perfect floor routine that won her a fourth gold medal. as for the host nation, brazil was knocked out of the women's sim finals for a penalty shootout but the brazilian team defeated the u.s. to advance to the women's beach volleyball finals. so, cnn world sports christina mcfarland joins us from rio with all the highlights. great to see you, and a lot to talk about. let's start with brazil beating the u.s. in the women's beach volleyball. what happened? >> reporter: yeah, that's right, the dream is over for, arguably, the greatest beach volleyball player of all time, kerri walsh jennings, she was coming into
this olympic games 26 games undefeated. she's never lost an olympic beach volleyball match tonight and she was going for her fourth straight olympic gold medal but you know what? they fell to the brazilians, she and her partner april ross, they lost in two straight sets and it was very close indeed, 22-20 in the first set and 21-18 in the second, but they had the crowd behind them tonight. they are, of course, the brazilian number two pair, the biggest win of their career and as you were saying, what added to the tension tonight is that the brazilian women's football team had just lost in their semifinals to sweden, so there was a lot riding on this result tonight, and walsh jennings hasn't lost an olympic games now since 2000, afterwards -- after the match, she said it hurt badly. however, they will be back, remember, to compete in the bronze medal match, which will be against the number one brazilian pair, so i imagine they'll be more than a degree of
revenge going into that match later on wednesday. >> i would say so. and jamaica grabbed gold until the 110 meter hurdles. we even have the video of that. talk to us as that plays out. >> reporter: yeah. there's a jamaican proving that usain bolt isn't the only jamaican who can move. you see here on the track, he passes the fourth hurdle and then just powers away, his strength and his ability shining through. he was, of course, the favorite to take this event and he did it in a time of 13.05 seconds as you see there. absolutely delighted afterwards. this is the first time that jamaica have won gold in this event, and the silver medal went to spain and the bronze went to france. now, interestingly, rosemary, it's the first time the americans have failed to medal in this event since they boycotted the moscow olympics in 1980, so something of a changing
of the guard tonight. >> it looks that way and finally, of course, we did mention it, u.s. gymnast simone biles winning her fourth olympic gold and fifth medal to become the most decorated gymnast at the rio games. and what a day it was for her, right? talk to us about her near-perfect floor routine. how about that? there it is. >> reporter: it really -- it really was. look at this. just -- that move you just saw there was called the simone biles, it's her signature move. it includes a double lay-up with a second half turn. we saw it twice in her floor routine and she was untouchable in her points. she came away 15.966 which was better than her teammate, the defending champion in the floor routine. she came away with silver and it was so good to see, especially after she had fallen in the beam routine and come away with bronze. she's not going to make that record breaking five gold medal tally but she comes away with four and she is, of course, only the fifth gymnast to achieve
four gold medals in one olympic games, and the last time that was done was some 32 years ago. it really is one of -- has been one of the joys and the highlights of these games here in rio. >> yeah, just can't see enough of her. just amazing. chris t christina mcfarland, many thanks to you, we love seeing you as well with the copacabana beach in the background. many thanks as always. let's take a look at the medal standings. the u.s. has a commanding lead with 28 gold medals, great britain has 19 golds, while china is close behind with 17. and rounding out the top five is russia and germany with 12 and 11 gold medals respectively. the u.s. also leads in total number of medals with 84. how about that? and here's what's coming up wednesday in rio. 16 gold medals are up for grabs in nine different sports. we will see the women's first olympic gold competition in more
than 100 years plus elaine thompson will race for another gold, this time in the 200 meter final and in beach volleyball, brazil will face off against germany in wednesday's final. quite the line-up there. well, south african athlete has sprinted his way into the history books. more on the 17-year-old record he broke just ahead and in southern california, tens of thousands of people are trying to get out of the way of a fast-moving wild fire already massive. it's growing by the hour. we'll have the details. "why are you checking your credit score?" "you don't want to live with mom and dad forever, do you?" "boo!" (laughs) "i'm making smoothies!" "well...i'm not changing." "so, how can i check my credit score?" "credit karma. don't worry, it's free." "hmmmm."
xj the catastrophic flooding in louisiana has now killed at least 11 people. the state's governor says saving lives is still the top priority. he's also trying to raise an army of volunteers to clean mud out of homes. cnn's rosa floers shows us the devastation. >> reporter: in some parts of ascension parish, roads look like rivers. we're going out with first responders to check out a community that flooded overnight. as we venture in, we see people
evacuating in boats. homes are under water and the tops of cars peek out of the flood zone. the first responders we are with are checking for the welfare of the owners. >> fire department. >> reporter: the first house they check, there is no answer. that woman lost power, her cell phone died, so they were knocking on her door trying to figure out if she was okay. first responders document their findings and move on to the next house on their list. >> she could be put on a secondary list too so we can come back. >> reporter: ascension parish is one of 20 parishes under disaster che disaster declaration. people say, many had to rush out of their homes, leaving everything behind. what's the toughest part of all of this? >> seeing your family suffer. >> reporter: some are going back into their communities on boats to salvage their belongings, and also checking in on neighbors they haven't heard from yet. >> then we're going to head over
on to our house and see what we can salvage and help anybody else in need. >> do y'all need any extra water to take to anybody? >> reporter: more than 20,000 people have been rescued from their homes. many are staying with family and friends or in shelters like jessica may. she and her six children were k rescued by boat. >> i was like, how we going to get out of this? i didn't want to get trapped. the higher the water was going to get so the first thing i thought was i got to get out of there. that's something i don't want to get caught in. >> reporter: this family decided not to evacuate, instead staying inside their mobile home. >> how many days' provisions can you last? >> reporter: in this case, first responders offer them water and provisions. that's all they can do for now. rosa flores, cnn, ascension parish. >> and from flooding to fires, a fast growing wild fire has forced some 82,000 people to flee their homes in southern
california. the so-called blue cut fire broke out tuesday morning. it's already charred 18,000 acres. that's more than 7,000 hectares in san brdino county west of los angeles. the blaze is 0% contained. california's governor has declared a state of emergency in the area. and we have pedro here to talk more about this because we know that m more wind and heat forecast, but the problem here is some of these fires, not the one we just mentioned but some of them were started on purpose. >> isn't that something? unbelievable. a statistic i can tell you is that 90% of all fires are started by people. almost all of them are inadvertent, cigarette butts being thrown out of the vehicles, of course when you become one of these and it's intentional, it makes you think about this particular individual
but the other 10%, typically lightning strikes but extreme drought has been the culprit and the very topography, the little creek parts from san bernardino county. see the left corner of your screen, the landscape, the rolling hills, essentially the iconic landscape that makes up what is beautiful in southern california there is one of the main reasons why these fires are burn sog quickly and so far out of control in just a matter of several hours. in fact, with fires, fire speed and the terrain the fire is on is actually a hand in hand, they correlate with one another. you take a look at a fire that sits at a 20 degree slope and if it's traveling uphill at, let's assume, 20 miles per hour, give it a 10 degree slope, it'll actually double the speed the fire is traveling so if you take that up to 30 degree slope, the fire goes 40 miles per hour. a lot of these mountains are at 40 degrees, now your fire is traveling uphill at 80 miles per hour. that's why these are burning so quickly, so far out of control,
and notice coastal california, the green indication, that's where the humidity is the highest where you would expect it of course. seven large fires right now, all of them inland or just moved for the coastline there so again, very little humidity. generally 5 to 10% is what we're looking at in the moisture content in the atmosphere. so 18,000 acres consumed. we know 0% containment as rosy just told you. the problem at hand is high pressure off the southwest and also an area of low pressure close by, the winds will begin to howl and that's what we think will happen over the next several hours and into tomorrow afternoon at 44 miles per hour winds across this region of southern california and of course the temperatures, they look like they'll want to cool off a little bit into the 90s fahrenheit, no rain possibilities and when you look at the disparity of what's happening in the southeastern united states in louisiana, we ran the numbers of exactly how much water fell out of the sky, almost 7 trillion gallons of water, equivalent to taking the stadium in rio, filling it up
20,000 times. and of course in california, there's very little of that to be found. >> that is extraordinary and this is a problem we see so much. you know, too little rain in one area of the globe and too much in another part. thanks so much for keeping an eye on that for us. appreciate it up next, breaking news in the race for the white house. word of a major shake-up in trump's campaign. checking out yourmay think you f medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind, medicare only covers about eighty percent of part b medical costs. the rest is up to you. that's where aarp medicare supplement insurance plans insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company come in. like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, they could help pay some of what medicare doesn't,
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trump's staff. kellyanne conway confirms she is being promoted to campaign manager and steve bannon becomes chief executive. paul manafort stays on as campaign chairman. the changes come after weeks of political missteps and dropping poll numbers. so joining us now for more on the trump campaign shake-up is cnn politics reporter jeremy diamond. jeremy, interesting, we're getting news of this now. talk to us about these changes, and what we can expect to see in the hours ahead. >> yeah, well, i can't underscore the importance and the significance of this decision. of course, you know, this is with less than three months to go before election day, donald trump is completely overhauling the top of his campaign. you know, he's putting two new people at the top, and essentially it appears that he is layering paul manafort, putting, you know, kelly ann conway, who was a senior adviser to his campaign already and
steve bannon, who's the executive chairman of the conservative breitbart news as the chief executive of the campaign. obviously, trump realizes that he had to make some kind of a change to his campaign, that he needed to do something different to bring himself up from, you know, the sagging poll numbers that we've seen in recent weeks. you know, he's trailing hillary clinton right now in almost all of the battleground states and even in some states that typically lean republican. so, clearly, trump, you know, after weeks that were -- that also included several controversies and gaffes on his part is realizing that he needs some different political advice around him, perhaps, some new faces and something that he hopes will help him change what could be, as of now, a dramatic and very gloomy outcome for him in november if the polls stay the way that they are right now. >> now, we are already seeing a
change in tone from donald trump, aren't we? we saw that just tuesday evening when he made his law and order speech. it was very much he followed the prompter, he stayed on track, he stayed on message there, but talk to us, then, with this change at the top, what more might we see happen here? >> well, i think it will be more of the same, but of course, you know, trump has said repeatedly that he is not looking to change, right? that he is going to stay true to himself and to what made him successful in the republican primaries, but at the same time, it seems that he is recognizing that he needs to do things a little bit differently to appeal to a general electorate. you know, he has given several scripted speeches today on law and order. the day before, on radical islamic terrorism and the week before that on the economy. so clearly, he's finding a way to both mix in some of thinks typical free wheeling style of campaign rallies but at the same time doing some scripted
appearances, and he's also going out on the trail with his top campaign surrogates. we've seen republican chairman reince priebus with him and former new york city mayor rudy giuliani with him as well. a lot on the campaign trail in the last week. so, both of those figures are people who can help kind of moderate trump, help him stay on message a little bit more, stay focused rather than diving into controversies as he has recently. you know, he made those comments about second amendment people last week and what they might do to keep hillary clinton from appointing a liberal supreme court and just the week before that, he engaged in a feud with the family of a slain u.s. soldier. so, you know, we've seen these controversies bubble up and perhaps what trump is thinking now is that with some new advice around him, some new advisors, he can finally change things and really set himself on the right course towards victory in november. >> all right. our jeremy diamond reporting there, joining us on the line. three months to go before the
elections, and we're seeing this complete overhaul at the top of donald trump's campaign. we will continue to follow that story, of course, and bring you more details as they come in to us. now, trump, meanwhile, is making a pitch for african-american votes, and during a campaign stop in wisconsin tuesday, he accused rival hillary clinton and the democratic party of taking these voters for granted. take a listen. >> we reject the bigotry of hillary clinton, which panders to and talks down to communities of color and sees them only as votes. that's all they care about. not as individual human beings worthy of a better future. >> now, trump has come under fire for a number of comments about muslims and mexicans, but he posted this pledge on facebook. i'll read it to you. "this is my pledge to the american people. as your president, i will be
your greatest champion. i will fight to ensure that every american is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. we will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all its forms and seek a new future built on our common culture and values as one american people." so, let's bring in iwan morgan, a professor of u.s. studies at the university college in london, and thank you, sir, for talking with us. so, we just heard trump's pledge there to the american people to reject bigotry, hatred, and oppression and to fight for equality for everyone. that's a very different message to the ones we've been hearing from trump throughout the campaign. what's behind his change in rhetoric and tone, do you think? >> well, it's clearly the very low poll rating he has from african-americans. this is not a group that republicans have done well with in recent years.
but trump's standing with them is appallingly low compared to even, say, george w. bush and john mccain. so, the calculation is that, if his poll standing among african-americans is plummeting to around, possibly, 3% to 5%, he then has to boost his standing among white voters to around 65%, which is very, very difficult and much higher than the last two republican candidates have managed to get. so, it's quite clearly, i think, in part designed to try to attract more minority voters and also to send out a message that trump is changing. >> and what do you think is behind donald trump's sagging poll numbers in several battleground states, and what might that signal, do you think? >> well, i don't think that any
candidate in living memory has had two such bad weeks as donald trump has had of late. so, my feeling is that he has listened to his advisors, that he is falling seriously behind even at this early stage, and the only way to turn things round is to try to improve the issue on which he is weakest, and that is the character issue. >> and of course, this change in rhetoric and tone and senior management has come after the "wall street journal" called on trump to get his act together. what role might that have played in his change here, do you think? >> well, trump, of course, affects to believe that the media is entirely against him, but something like the "wall street journal" taking a republican candidate to task is something that can't be ignored. so i suspect that the shake-up
in the campaign is aimed at now adopting a different style, toning down the rhetoric, which isn't working, that kind of rhetoric that we've heard in the last two weeks might have worked in the republican primaries, but you have to adopt a different strategy in a general election where you're trying to win over voters who do not identify strongly with your party. >> iwan morgan, thanks so much for your analysis on this. we appreciate it. >> pleasure. well, hillary clinton's e-mail controversy is back in the spotlight. on tuesday, the fbi sent a report to congress, hoping to make clear why it didn't recommend charges against her. cnn's joe johns has more. >> reporter: hillary clinton campaigning today at a philadelphia voter registration event. >> when donald trump speaks, he speaks about fear. he speaks about such negativity and such pessimism.
>> reporter: but her e-mail controversy is still casting a shadow over her campaign. >> the fbi releasing a new report to congress detailing why it recommended no charges be filed against the former secretary of state over her use of a private e-mail server. >> reporter: the report also includes notes taken by the fbi during witness interviews. the report is classified, but it does keep the controversy alive for clinton, while offering trump another talking point against her. >> hillary clinton lacks the judgment, as said by bernie sanders, stability, and temperament and the moral character to lead our nation. >> reporter: the clinton campaign saying they'd prefer the report be released publicly rather than parts selectively released by someone with political motives against clinton. mi meanwhile, clinton is polling very well in key battleground states like virginia. cleebt is ahead of trump by 8 points there, 51% to 43% among
likely voters. in fact, clinton is doing so well, her super pac priorities usa is pulling ads in virginia, along with crucial states krochlt and pennsylvania for much of september. >> priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> reporter: the group telling cnn clinton's early success in those states means they can focus their attention and cash in states where it's more needed. in philadelphia today, she was working hard to turn out african-american voters in record numbers. >> we want you all to register to vote. we have places to register because we don't want you on the sidelines come november. >> reporter: clinton courting the black vote a day after vying for white working class voters alongside vice president joe biden in scranton, pennsylvania, trying to hold on to the battleground state that has gone to democrats in every presidential election since bill clinton won it in 1992. >> friends should not let
friends vote for trump. >> reporter: and the clinton campaign is already putting together its transition team, announcing former colorado senator and interior secretary ken salazar will lead it. joe johns, cnn, philadelphia. >> now, one of clinton's high profile supporters had some trouble tuesday vouching for her character. take a listen to how new hampshire's governor responded to questions from our senior political reporter, manu raju. >> reporter: do you think that she's honest and trustworthy? >> i support hillary clinton for the presidency because her experience and her record demonstrate that she's qualified to hold the job. >> reporter: do you think she's honest? >> she has a critical, critical plan among others for making college more affordable. >> reporter: but do you think that she's trustworthy? >> i think she has demonstrated a commitment, always, to something beyond herself, bigger
than herself. >> hassan's team later clarified the governor's statements, saying she does indeed believe that clinton is honest. well, this is just in to cnn, papua new guinea's prime minister says his country and australia have agreed to close the manus island detention center. hundreds of ie asylum seekers are being held there. a court found the keeping of refugees there was illegal and violated the constitution. a u.s. family is grieving for their son shot to death in their home. police say he was killed by their own neighbor. why the family says the suspect had terrorized them for years.
and killed by the family's neighbor. the family says they had been terrorized by the suspect for years. bryn gingras has the story and we do want to warn you it is disturbing. >> reporter: dirty arabs and filthy lebanese are just some of the insults he called his neighbors. his anger turned deadly on friday when police say he shot and killed kali jabara. for years, the jabaras say that majors would terrorize them and call them names. in 2013, the family filed a protective order, which prevented majors from having any contact with them, but records show majors violated that order. in september of last year, majors allegedly hit jabara's mother with his car. majors was arrested and charged with felony assault. two judges denied his request to be released on bond, but three
months ago, a third judge against the district attorney's wishes allowed the 61-year-old to post bail, releasing him until his trial in 2017. neighbors who did not want to be identified say they are not surprised by the allegations against majors, saying, he had a history. >> he walked on to our property and started screaming to my family, tell these mexicans leave out of here and stuff like that. >> on the night he was killed khalid called police to report majors had a gun. according to the tulsa police department, officers responded but could not go inside majors' home so they left. later, police say majors walked up to the front steps of his neighbor's home and shot and killed jabara. his mother says she was on the phone with her son when it happened, telling cnn they should have looked at his history at least to see that this is really a dangerous guy. they could have spared my son's life. my son is gone. my son is gone.
cnn tulsa, oklahoma. >> gunmen have kidnapped a son of notorious drug lord el chapo. a mexican official says he was one of six men abducted from this restaurant in the resort town of puerto vallarta on monday. el chapo was recaptured six months after breaking out of a high security prison. he is now fighting extradition to the united states. a south african sprinter sets a new record in rio, accomplishing what his mother wasn't able to because of apartheid. his story is next on cnn newsroom. "why are you checking your credit score?"
south african sprinter wayde van niekerk shocked rio and the world when he smashed the 400 meter record held by american michael johnson for the last 17 years. don riddell has more on south africa's newest hero. >> reporter: it was an electric moment in the athletic stadium. >> i couldn't standstill. i was jumping from the one seat to the other seat. >> reporter: world record for wayde van niekerk in the men's
400 meters. >> when you realized you'd made a world record, what happened then? >> i looked up and i just heard the crowd lose their mind and i looked up and i saw world record and at first, i said to myself, that's not me, it's probably someone else, maybe one of the jumps or something. i think a few seconds later i was like, that's my name. that's my event. and i saw the time and i was -- i just had to go on my knees immediately and thank god for that occasion. >> wayde van niekerk. >> reporter: he is the newest star of the games, a softly spoken young south african whose love to the liverpool football team and their big win over arsenal helped him make history. >> one of my friends, the long jumper, came in the room and he was busy fighting with me. like you're supposed to be sleeping and you're busy running around and celebrating. why did you just race? but i mean, i'm a big fan and so i just went crazy and after that, i think i felt very happy, the mood was good.
>> reporter: wayde has always been in a hurry, but when he was porn prematurely, the doctors thought he'd have to live with a disability. but he comes from strong genes. both parents were athletes and if it wasn't for south africa's apartheid era and an international boycott, maybe they, too, could have kpeelted in the olympics. >> if i had all those opportunities, my son wouldn't be here today, so i want to see that as a double blessing, that that era wasn't meant for me. it was meant for the generation that's coming through now. >> reporter: women are very important in wayde's life. his coach is a 74-year-old lady. it seems an unlikely pairing, but it works and she juggles coaching world record beaters with her other live as a great grandmother. >> i am playing with them and joking and try to spend time as much as possible, but wayde is
such a very special person. it makes it so much easier. >> reporter: if usain bolt soon retiring from the olympics, some think van niekerk is the star of the future. whatever, he certainly represents the future of his country. >> to me, it's about inspiring my country. when i went on the stage, i didn't see black, white, or colored. i saw south africans supporting me, and that's what meant the most to me, and that's what -- when i finished -- when i got over the finish line and i felt like a proud south african, not a proud colored south african. >> reporter: wayde van niekerk is only 24 years old. in track, he's found his calling and you get the sense that this is just the beginning. cnn, rio. >> it's a great story there. i'm rosemary church. early start is next for our viewers in north america. for everyone else, stay tuned for more news in london and have yourself --
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