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be stopped, but history's rhythm is on our side. a diplomatic tango. the president of the united states now in china for the g20 summit, one of his last opportunities to shape his foreign policy legacy. in the path of the storm. hermine turns north disrupting holiday travel along the u.s. east coast. and high alert in the philippines. the country's president declares his nation is in a state of lawless violence after a deadly explosion in his own hometown. from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. i'm george howell.
cnn "newsroom" starts now. 4:00 a.m. on the u.s. east coast. the u.s. president is in china for his last g20 meeting with world leaders. president barack obama will hold bilateral talks with the chinese leader. the summit is key for his legacy of expanding u.s. relations with countries in asia. mr. obama is also scheduled to meet with the president of turkey. that meeting will be their first since the failed coup attempt that happened in that country. the city that is hosting the g20. athena is live. thanks for being with us. so let's talk the first about the significance of the fact that this is the president's last time with world leaders at this meeting. what are his priorities going into it? >> reporter: hi, george. that's right. this is his 11th trip to asia.
we have heard a lot on of talk about the rebalance, the focus of u.s. foreign policy on asia. but this is of course the g20. after the meeting today with president xi, this is about using growth using monetary reform to try to boost growth across the world. they will talk about counterterrorism. a whole series of issues are on the agenda. but this is important because this is the president's last big meeting with world leaders as president before he becomes a lame duck. he will travel again later in the fall for an apec meeting in south america. this is the last chance to meet with the letters. he will meet with president erdogan from turkey. he will have a chance to meet the uk's new prime minister, theresa may. and he'll have a chance, as i said, to talk about efforts to spur growth on the world stage.
and when it comes to china, there's a whole series of issues on the agenda. everything from trade and investment to differences, for instance, over territorial disputes in the south china sea. take a listen to what the president says his message would be to president xi about conflicts in the south china sea. >> part of what i tried to communicate to president xi is the united states arrives at its power in part by restraining itself. and when we bind ourselves to the a bunch of international norms and rules, it's not because we have to. it's because we recognize that over the long term, building a strong international order is in our interest. and i think over the long term will be in china's interest as well. where we see them violating international rules and norms as we have seen in some cases in the south china sea or in some of their behavior when it comes
to economic policy, we've been very firm. we have indicated to them that there will be consequences. but what we have tried to emphasize is if you are working within international norms, then we should be partners. there's no reason that we cannot be friendly competitors on the commercial side and important partners when it comes to dealing with many international problems that threaten both of us. >> reporter: now it's not entirely clear what the conscious consequences will be dealing with china's actions. but the south china sea and maritime are areas of difference. but areas of agreement include climate change. we expect that to be another focus. both countries plan to ratify the paris agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing carbon emissions. we could see news on that as soon as this weekend's summit.
>> specifically that with the turkish president erdogan. athena jones reporting. athena, thank you very much. >> now to the united states. tropical storm hermine is moving up the east coast leaving floodwaters in its wake. very high waters there. flash flood watch for parts of the carolinas. tens of thousands of people there are without power. hermine ripped into the big bend region friday as a category 1 storm. it is the first hurricane to come ashore in that state since wilma struck florida 11 years ago. hermine is on track to reach the atlantic coast in the coming hours where it could regain strength once again as it mixes with warm water. thousands are being affected, including those who planned to go to the beach for a long summer holiday weekend. derek van dam is in the weather
center. >> george, the timing couldn't have been worse. this is sprinting along the east coast. it is off the coast of the carolinas. it is racing in a north easterly direction as 22 miles per hour. this is the latest from the national hurricane center. current sustained winds 60 miles per hour. but what's interesting to note is that we are about to put the breaks on this storm in a big way. that is going to impact many places along the new england coast. let me break it down for you. what we have is the tropical storm exiting the carolinas near the atlantic ocean. we have a blocking pattern setting up. it is is known as a rex block, a fancy meteorological term. what you need to know at home, this area of high pressure to the north and this area of high pressure to the east is going to present the area of low pressure from moving very quickly, at least the next several days. right now it's moving fast. you in the future it will stall
out and create potential hazards for the entire mid atlantic coastline all the way to the new england coastline. look at the computer models. lots of confusion. let me break it down even further. once the storm exits the land, it enters into the relatively warm waters of the bluff stream. temperatures in the lower 80s. prime conditions for the storm to continue to develop, maybe see more tropical-like characteristics once it enters that area. lots of people comparing this to hurricane sandy from october 2012. the difference is sandy was much larger in size compared to hermine. this is a more compact storm. so it will take retrograde, meaning it has to move westward as we two into the next three to five days. in the interim, we have flash flood watches, as you mentioned a few minutes ago, george.
cape hatteras got hit hard with tornados. some injuries out of that area. look at the winds across this particular region, gusting over 45 miles per hour. storm surge will be a major concern. chesapeake bay into the new jersey harbor as well. so something we want to monitor very, very closely. george, we mentioned how ill-timed this particular tropical threat is. i want to show you one last thing from the national weather service. i've never seen this before. they have a four-day stretch on their national website tropical storm conditions every single day heading into next week. unbelievable. don't want to be there. >> that means a lot of rain. derek van dam, we will stay in touch as this storm continues to push east. >> all right. america's choice 2016, the u.s. republican presidential
candidate donald trump is trying to reach minority voters. saturday he is set to attend service at a primarily african-american church in detroit, michigan. after that, the church's pastor will interview donald trump. the republican met with african-american community leaders friday in philadelphia, pennsylvania. trump has been widely criticized for poor minority outreach and doesn't poll well with minority voters. as for his rival in the race for president, democrat hillary clinton, the fbi released notes from its investigation into her use of a private e-mail server. supporters and critics of the former secretary of state say these notes prove their respective cases. joe johns has a breakdown for us. >> reporter: the fbi's formerly classified report on its investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server reveals there was a lot she said she could not remember when being questioned by agents. the report indicates 39 different times mrs. clinton
said there were things she could not recall or remember on her notes with the interview. the documents providing insight why the fbi didn't recommend charging clinton even with classified information on her private server, including 81 e-mail chains that contained sensitive information. >> there is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. >> reporter: in her more than three-hour interview with the fbi, clinton could not recall any training by state regarding handling classified information. she said she could not recall every meeting how she preserved her records from the state department. she was recovering from a concussion and blood clot at the time. she relied on them to use her judge and could not recall any
concerns about information sent to her private account. she said she did not noe c marking on a document meant it was classified and asked interviewing agents for clarification. they discussed the covert drone program, which had never be discussed on any e-mail system. deliberation over a future drone strike did not give her cause for concern regarding classification. but one of the things mrs. clinton seemed conclusive about was her motivation. she said she used her personal e-mail for convenience. they passed on prosecuting clinton, who eventually admitted to using a private e-mail server is a mistake. >> i certainly would not do that again. that is something that at the time as even director comey
said, seemed like a convenience. but it was the wrong choice. >> reporter: hillary clinton's answers to the fbi about her private e-mail server defy belief. i was absolutely shocked to see that her answers to the fbi stood in direct contradiction to what she told the american people. the clinton campaign got what i wanted on friday. it called for the release of these in order to avoid selective leaking by her opposition. but the problem for hillary clinton's campaign is that it breathes new life into a story that has dogged the democratic nominee since before the primaries giving fodder to question her honesty and truthfulness. joe johns, cnn, washington. joe, thank you. for context on all things political, let's bring in eugene scott live by phone from washington this morning. eugene, let's talk about these e-mails, these notes that have been released.
she claimed that she used her personal e-mail for convenience and not to avoid freedom of information laws. but the notes do raise questions as proof of dishonesty. we may be having trouble with eugene scott. he is our politics reporter. we'll go back to eugene. can you hear me? this is george in atlanta. we're having issues there. we'll get back to eugene later. the big headline today, the notes that have been released by hillary clinton of her -- through the investigation and also donald trump and his outreach to african-american voters. that is set to happen today in detroit. this is cnn "newsroom". >> still ahead, a deadly explosion tears through a crowded market in the philippines. that country's president vowing a swift response. and already taking action. a young migrant gives birth
we want to bring in eugene scott. the fbi notes that have been released on the use of hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server and donald trump reaching on out to african-american voters. eugene, so hillary clinton wanted the notes to be released. now her critics are saying they have proof of dishonesty. >> yes. very much so. but that's not what the clinton campaign is saying these notes actually prove. there were 39 separate occasions where clinton told the fbi that she did not recall or remember key elements of training or classified information process. and the fbi used that, among other things, as proof that her intentions here were not necessarily negative but
checking e-mail convenience among all else. >> when it comes to her standing in the race, this continual drip, drip, drip, does it affect her? >> very much with independent voters. people think if this conversation continues, it could suggest that something happened that is questionable. but to those who moved beyond believing that this is something alarming, i'm not quite sure what impact this will have. much of the pushthat we saw yesterday were from people who appeared not to already be supporting hillary clinton. so whether this finding will be a key shifter or game changer for people not already on board isn't clear right now. but it doesn't appear to be the case. >> also, donald trump will be visiting an african-american church and will be interviewed
by the pastor of that church. as the president is polling low with minority voters. in the single digits among african-americans. how will this impact his outreach? >> there seem to be people who, even if they are not supporting trump or don't plan to support him in the general election, are certainly interested in hearing him and if he truly believes he has the best plan affecting african-american voters. they want to hear him out. so i think for many people this will be an opportunity for donald trump to speak to these issues that he said he has the best solution for. >> up until now, donald trump has been making this outreach. but, again, in audiences without many african-americans present. so this will be a change.
we'll have to see how that plays out in the race. eugene scott live. thank you for being with us and your insight. >> now to the philippines. that country's president is calling a deadly explosion in his own hometown friday an act of terrorism. the ripped through a market in the city. president rodrigo duterte is vowing to find those responsible. maria reza joins us by phone. maria, let's talk first of all, about what you know about this explosion and who could be behind it. >> reporter: authorities have still released no concrete information about the explosion that killed at least 14 people. the man in charge of the
investigation has refused to confirm the explosion was caused by a bomb. however, saturday morning, dzmm radio station said abu saev claimed responsibility for the blast. but by the afternoon that same man spoke with another news group and claimed that it wasn't the abu saev, but it was another group. the short answer to your question is it is still unclear who actually is behind this blast. >> with the president's declaration of a state of lawless violence, it means there will be increased police and military presence and it also authorizes check points.
what is the declaration or change by this president? >> the attacks seems to make it more what people have been asking is how far do these powers go and how far will the government go? what the armed forces of the philippines decided they will be more visible. the entire country is in a state of lawlessness. so you see metro manila in a state of heightened alert. this all comes after a push by the philippines government, the most intensive crackdown against abu saev. you have roughly 8,000 troops going into an area. this is the largest number to ever have gone after abu saev. so that's a lot of troops in that area.
filipinos are watching closely. >> thank you so much for the reporting and we'll continue to monitor this. we've been telling you about the thousands of refugees and migrants still trying to make a dangerous journey across the mediterranean. one woman gave birth prematurely to twins. >> reporter: eight days old and he responds to his mother's touch. born at sea with his brother, the twins are doing well. their mother, 26-year-old delivered a month premature off the libyan coast. she and the twins were flown by helicopter to a hospital in palermo. after a long and treacherous journey from air tray ya to the
libya, fortune smiled down upon her when all seemed lost. she was very lucky, said the doctor. it was a premature delivery of the twins in a crowded boat. it could have been grave for the mother and the twins. she explains she and her husband left sudan to escape open-ended mandatory military service. she had already served three years. but short of money, her husband stayed in sudan and paid human traffickers thousands of dollars to take her to libya. there she stayed five months in tripoli on the floor of a dirty warehouse. pregnant, she never saw a doctor while she was there. traffickers loaded her and
others on boats on the lib yap coast last week. the second day at sea, she went into labor. other women on the boat hoped in the delivery. what followed, she recounts, was hours of anguish and pain without food or water, she was terrified the babies wouldn't survive. but now the ordeal is over. she and the twins are safe and sound. she hopes to eventually be reunited with her husband to settle in britain or possibly the where she has relatives. her life is still fraught with so much uncertainty. yet, despite it all, she can savor a moment of joy. ben wedeman, cnn, palermo. ben wedeman, thank you so much for that report. you're watching cnn "newsroom". still ahead, russia's president praises the hacking on of a u.s. political party. but he says it wasn't him. next the race for the white
a warm welcome back to our viewers in the united states and around the world. you're watching cnn "newsroom". we're glad to have you with us. i'm george howell with the headlines at this hour. the president of the philippines caution an explosion in davao an act of terrorism. they are in a state of lawless
violence. that means increased military and police presence and check points there. >> the fbi released notes from its interview with hillary clinton back in july. the u.s. presidential candidate repeatedly said she could not recall key details related to the handling of classified information. clinton has been under scrutiny for use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state saying clinton was headed for a third election this year. lawmakers must come to an agreement by the end of october. otherwise, elections will be called. in a few hours the u.s. president will be holding bilateral talks with the chinese president. mr. obama is likely to meet with the president of turkey. president putin of russia will also be at the g20.
he and president obama are not scheduled to officially meet with each other, but their relationship is somewhat strained over allegations that russia hacked the democratic national committee. mr. putin says he was not behind the hacking but he thinks that it was a public service. >> reporter: a carefully worded denial and praise for the stunning cyber attack against the democratic national committee. both coming from one of the leading suspects, russian president vladimir putin. stkpw >> translator: does it even matter who hacked mrs. clinton's e-mail? what matters is the content. >> reporter: they are calling the hack in july a public service and saying there is no reason to bother investigating who was responsible for the breach.
>> translator: there is no need to distract the public's attention by raising minor issues connected with a search for who did it. >> reporter: the messages, including disparaging conversations about bernie sanders with then chair debbie wasserman schultz led to her oust her as the democratic convention was just beginning. in the wake of the release, donald trump praised putin and encouraged the russian government to try to hack into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> reporter: putin's first public comments about the hack told cnn sources last month the u.s. intelligence community is convinced russia was behind the hack, along with recent breaches at the "new york times" and several think tanks in washington, raising concerns about russia's intentions.
but putin says he isn't taking sides in the u.s. election. >> translator: i would like to work with the person who can make responsible decisions and implement any decisions that we reach. their last name doesn't matter. >> reporter: experts is say putin's comments about the cyber attack appear to be carefully crafted, especially his denial. >> translator: i don't know anything about it. and on a state level, russia has never done this. >> reporter: one former ambassador to ukraine reports to state level, which essentially gives the russian leader an out. >> mr. putin has made a practice of conducting quasi official operations for state purposes. that in a sense puts one layer away from the activity from the government. again, the same reason why mafia dons hire hitmen. >> putin didn't take sides from the interview. he didn't have much enthusiasm
for either candidate. they suggest at least he is endorsing foreign interference. a spokesman for the campaign calling this a national security issue, saying the american people deserve answers about potential cole illusion between the trump campaign and the kremlin. elise, thank you. the united states will ask beijing again about an american who chinese authorities say probably died in china 12 years ago. a media report is repeating claims that he was abducted while hiking in china. the report says he was taken to north korea to work as an english tutor for kim jong-un. that is according to yahoo! news japan. the u.s. state department says they have no evidence to confirm that report. earlier his brother sent david a message on cnn that his family hasn't forgotten him. listen. >> i think that's what we worry about most.
there's no communication for him, we believe. we just is haven't forgotten. we're not going to stop until we at least know what happened. and we want you to come home. >> cnn reached out to the north korean embassy in beijing, but our calls were not answered. good news for brazil after the zika virus threatened the rio olympics. the games appeared to have been zika free. there have been no confirmed cases of people who went to the games both during the olympics and since they have come home. the organization congratulated brazil on its public health measures during the games. the late mother teresa was known as the saint of the
gutters. catholics around the world revered her compassion for the poorest of the poor. mother teresa will be declared a state by the roman catholic church on sunday. alexander field visited the city in india where mother teresa served and spoke with people who knew her personally. >> mother teresa's face was known all over the world. before she belonged to everyone, she belonged right here in calcutta. this is the house that she lived in, the house that she h worked in, even the house that she died in. >> she is intense light. >> she worked alongside mother teresa for years. >> what were the last years you said to each other? >> mother, give us blessing. and she said, please, you go on working like that. >> it brings a tear to your eye.
>> the two saw each other four days before mother teresa's death. her body lies here in her house near the small bare room where she lived. mother teresa was known for what she won a nobel prize for. the reason people regarded her as a living saint is because of all the work she had done outside these doors. hello. thank you for chatting with us. a history professor at the university of calcutta. >> generally, this is a person who probably in some way was the conscience of the city. >> her outreach to abandoned children, to the dying and the destitute, to the lepers garnered her attention. they would extend its reach around the world. but in calcutta, they consider the nun from albania and swathed
herself in a sari one of them. >> they talk about indians who have won the nobel prize. mother teresa's name comes up. but she was not even born in india. >> the catholic population here is tiny. many the many hindus who live in calcutta, it is likely to be considered just a piece of her legacy. >> most know what it means to be a saint. it doesn't matter. if she recognized, her service is being recognized, a lot of people will feel happy. >> her house is still filled with her missionaries and her friends. >> we love mother. we will love mother like before. >> 19 years after her death, they believe they are carrying out her work in calcutta. alexandra field, cnn. >> next here on cnn, sir david
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the legendary naturalist and broadcaster sir david attenborough has covered some of our endangered species for 50 years. his passion for nature and protecting our planet and hunger for exploration are as vibrant as ever. christiane amanpour has more. >> reporter: you turn 90 this year, and you are still going gangbusters. what is the secret of your passion and your energy still today? >> well, i think it helps in what you're doing. of course an awful lot of people, including me, would actually pay for what i'm doing to be truthful. so why stop?
but it is a lottery, isn't it? i know a lot of people more clever than me or whatever or all sorts of things. but you can't do it anymore. it's not their fault they can't remember things. or i can't remember things. not being able to walk is pretty bad. >> but you have so much energy. you're so active. what do you remember about how you first got fascinated in this world of wildlife. >> i think every child born is interested in the world of wildlife. by the age of 4, they are still interested. i turned over a stone and said, on oh, look, what a treasure, a slug. and of course he's right. how can it see? how does it move? what does it feed on on? >> people have come to know and to love your program because the way you relate to animals. and you never seem to lose that wow factor.
what, if you could, would be your biggest wow factor in terms of the animals that you have met and frankly communicated with? >> well, i mean, you can't -- i can't communicate with a tiger. you know. i can't communicate with a jellyfish. we're primates. and we can communicate with other primates. there are other things, too. we can communicate with dogs. we can communicate with dolphins if you're clever enough. >> well, you say primates. of course there is that classic footage of you with the gorillas where you were doing a presentation to camera. and all of a sudden the gorillas sort of took over. we're just going to play that. >> there is more meaning and understanding and exchanges by the gorilla than any other that
i know. and this is how they spend most of their time, lounging on the ground, grooming one another. sometimes they even allow others to join in. >> it never gets old. it never, ever gets old. >> it couldn't have happened except for an amazing dian fossey. again, i get all kind of unjustified credit. people think how clever. dian fossey made that possible, not me. >> how did you get into this business? in other words, you know, you were loving your fossils. you were working at the bbc at radio. but how did you get to be a presenter? was that a preordained journey? >> it's a showbiz thing. somebody falls down and you get
a chance. i first went to africa with a lovely man called jack lester who was cure ator of reptiles there at a zoo. i thought it was a good idea about how a zoo man does that. he became ill after the first program. it was live. bbc, you were the only other person there. you do it. so i did it. >> i did actually read annan ebg dote that it wasn't a smooth ride. one of your first attempts at broadcasting was nixed. looking at that they said, no, we don't want attenborough back again because he has way too big front teeth. >> that's true. and the man who produced that first interview, he retired. there it was.
attenborough is an intelligent young man but he is should not be used as an interviewer because his teeth are too big. >> one of president obama's biggest privileges, he said, was interviewing you. talk about reversal of roles. what was that like for you? >> yes. as a matter of fact, while we were walking through the rose garden, he said to me, of course i'm very interested in the natural world because i grew up in hawaii. and i said so you know --. he said oh, so you know about that. >> it's real? >> it is the state fish of hawaii, a coral fish.
he knew. so it wasn't just a put-on for the occasion. he knew. >> david atten bore with our own christiane amanpour. you can see more on cnn.com. >> coming up, it's healthy to stay loose and limber on flights. but this woman, well, may be taking it a little too far. how a flight attendant reacted when we come back.
welcome back to cnn "newsroom". i'm george howell. so if you know what this image is behind me, you think you will absolutely relish this next story. here's why. it is nathan's famous hot dog company turning 100 years ago. 1,916 is the very year the company was founded. joey chestnut, well, he just had to be there for it. >> they really are amazing. if they weren't amazing i wouldn't be able to the eat 70
in 10 minutes. it is a 100-year-old recipe. it is awesome to see. it is is is a comfort food. as americans we're not going to feel guilty about eating. >> he likes hot dogs. nathan set a guinness world record of the longest line of hot dogs, 958 feet. a lot of hot dogs will be eaten this labor day weekend. it marks the end of summer for many people. and millions booked flights to get out of town. but as jeanne moos reports, some passengers bring on their own brand of in-flight etiquette with them. >> as if shoes and the armrest, bare feet on a tray table, pony table over the screen aren't bad enough, how about a head stand on app aisle seat. >> we were all laughing because this was, in my opinion, the best in-flight entertainment
i've had. >> they captured this passenger limbering up from l.a. to mexico. he started a live tweet making up names from the moves drag dragonf dragonfly. my face right now. >> she is saying, miss, if you could please stop doing that. and the lady is like i guess. she was a little weird. i'll be honest. but she seemed like a sweet lady too. >> at least she wasn't naked with a pillowcase over her eyes or giving herself a pedicure or smash issing the door. the lady doing the head stand said she wasn't feeling well. this latest example of a passenger misbehaving comes as american airlines launched a new ad campaign. a campaign showcasing how the
greatest flyers are supposed to behave. they like babies but bring noise canceling headphones. they always ask before they raise and lower the window shade. >> in all fairness to her, she did it really well. >> so well she didn't even wake up the guy sleeping next to her. >> we told him afterwards after he woke up. we showed him videos and he could not believe it. >> feet in the air at 35,000 feet. jeanne moos, cnn new york. >> and that is the passenger you don't want to sit next to. thank you so much for being with us. i'm george howell at the cnn center in atlanta. i'll be back after the break with more news from around the world. stay with us. comfort food...
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the u.s. president in china attending the g20 summit in one of his last opportunities shape american foreign policy. a live report is ahead. wreaking havoc. tropical storm hermine rips across the southeastern part of the united states. threatening floods and causing problems for the holiday weekend. and a state of violence. that's what the president of the philippines declared after an explosion killed dozens in his hometown. we'll take you there. from cnn headquarters in atlanta, to our viewers in the united states and around the world, i'm george howell. "cnn newsroom" starts