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that memory? >> with that, it's very simple. whenever i feel sad, depressed, worried, i think of that day and the courage of those first responders and it lifts me up and it works every time. >> really? >> when you have witnessed so much courage and heroism, there is no way you can complain about life. not wanting to find a solution. >> that's a pretty remark annual thing if that's what you take away from it. >> yes. >> not all of the loss and the pain and the horror but you saw the beauty and resolve of people to save others. >> yes. you always see that. that's a big lesson we've learned. the moment where the world seems the darkest, that's where you have this ray of light, this ray of hope that comes. for us it was the first responders that saved us. or everyday americans or people were in the towers saving people and helping each other. >> be sure to watch the full
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let's get a quick check with the weather, specifically here in the united states. a new study says that it may get even worse in the near future. our meteorologist derek van dam is here with more on that. derek, so hotter? wetter? >> wetter, that's it, specifically along the gulf coast. look back to what happened in louisiana and baton rouge just last month, and that's what the study is all about from noaa, the national oceanic atmospheric administration. what they're saying is the warming due to these greenhouse gases that we are emitting into the atmosphere is increasing our chances of extreme heavy rain events to occur. the theory is when we have a warmer planet, we have the ability to hold warmer water vapor in the air. the atmosphere is like a sponge, george. we have more water vapor in the air or the sponge is wetter, per se, you have the ability to produce more heavy rainfall,
squeeze out that sponge. giving you an analogy there. looking at the pictures. do you remember that? i shouldn't say it was in the recent past, within the past two weeks, actually. baton rouge. that was the center of our attention. when they saw over 31 inches of rainfall in a few different locations. that is an extremely heavy rain event. that is all about the study from noaa. what they're seeing is the probability of that occurring has increased by 40%. when you compare that to 1900, the year 1900. lack in 1900 the heavy rain events occurred one in every 50 years. today in 2016 they are occurring more frequently, in fact, one in every 30 years these heavy rain events we saw in baton rouge, also into the carolinas late last year producing heavy rainfall. it's not only the frequency of
these heavy rain events also on the increase, it's also the intensity and amount of rain falling from the sky being squeezed out of the proverbial sponge. it's actually increasing. back in 1900 it was 23 inches for these heavy rain events. today, 2016 standards, we typically see 25 inches of rain under the heavy rain events. that is also on the increase. astonishing figures. check this out. i'm going to give you an update on what happened over east africa. they had a magnitude 5.9 earthquake take place over northwestern tanzania. some of them experiencing severe shaking during the course of the day. unfortunately there have been fatalities, 1100 confirmed. 200 injuries. the economic impact will be felt throughout and could potentially reach into the millions in terms of u.s. dollars. that earthquake occurred local
time, there's some of the video coming in locally in tanzania in the afternoon on saturday. getting some of the first images from that region. >> derek, obviously we'll stay in touch with you again as we're getting these images from there. thank you so much. >> all right. america's choice 2016 and hillary clinton expressing regret for a comment that she made about some of donald trump's supporters. u.s. democratic presidential nominee made the remark on friday night at a fundraising event in new york. listen. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. right? the racists, sexists, homophobic, xenophobic, you name
it. >> trump fired back with this tweet, wow, hillary clinton was so insulting to my supporters, millions of amazing, hard working people, i think it will cost her at the polls. he also said in other posts that clinton showed hatred for millions of americans and that he respected all of her supporters. let's break down the particulars. let's bring in the man who never sleeps. politics reporter eugene scott live via skype with us this day. eugene, always a pleasure to have you. >> thanks. >> let's start by talking about hillary clinton's regrets saying that she regrets using the word half of trump supporters, that they were part of a basket of deplorables, but not really regretting the statement in itself. is that an apology? and could that cost her votes? >> reporter: well, it doesn't seem like it's an apology. as we saw yesterday tim kaine saying he didn't think she needed to apologize. regarding whether or not it will cost her in polls, i saw three main reactions when talking to voters about it yesterday.
one, there were people highlighting how quickly she do the best track record. secondly, i saw people who agree with former secretary clinton and believe that the donald trump campaign has created a safer space for people who discriminate against other people based on race and religion and gender in ways that we have never seen in a presidential election. but lastly i saw quite a few independent voters who would have found quite a few problems with what hillary clinton said and wish she would have characterized it differently and found she has not been the most sympathetic to people who see things the way that donald trump voters do. >> for those who are questioning why we're focusing on hillary clinton's statement keeping in mind that donald trump has made many, many statements that we have focused on. this is the latest and newest
coming from the democratic potential candidate. i also wanted to talk about the controversy over his appearance with former cnn host larry king. trump said he agreed to be part of a podcast but that ended up airing on a russian network, russia today. all of that is calling into question whether trump is cozying up to the kremlin. >> reporter: yes. this is the second time in days that donald trump has attracted attention for speaking somewhat favorably of putin. you may recall a few days before he participated in a forum at nbc where he called putin a strong leader. people who have been very frustrated with some of the policies and the role that putin seeks to play in the world global globally don't understand why donald trump hasn't been critical of putin.
they wonder if he will pivot and speak out against putin or if we will see more favorable language. >> let's talk about the significance of today, 9/11, two candidates, clinton and trump. new york is at the heart and soul of these individuals and their campaigns for sure. let's talk about how they are marking the occasion. >> reporter: yeah, i think this is the first presidential election since 9/11 where the two major party candidates have such close personal ties to new york. as you know, donald trump built his business empire in new york and he is a native new yorker and hillary clinton was the senator from new york during this time and so when we see them both speak about terrorism and how that shaped their policy since 9/11, we are hearing quite a few personal stories about their relationships with people, community, businesses directly impacted by it. while both will be campaigning
today, i think we will see them speak about this issue throughout the rest of the campaign. >> eugene scott live for us via skype in washington. eugene, we always appreciate your insight and context. >> thanks. >> all of the things that are happening. we'll chat again. thank you. the man who shot u.s. president ronald regan in 1981 is now out of a washington psychiatric hospital. officials there released john hingely j hinkley jr. he can live with his mother. he's ready to re-assimilate after years of treatment. on v.j. day, 1975. a sailor and a woman were photographed kissing in new york city's times square. they were celebrating the end of world war ii. the woman in the picture, greta freedman died saturday, she was 92 years old. years ago she said it wasn't even a romantic kiss so much as
sheer joy and the fact that the war was over. her son says that greta passed away at an assisted living home in virginia. this is "cnn newsroom." still ahead, we are less than a day away now from what could be the start of a cease-fire in syria. next, why civilians there are cautiously optimistic when more than 5 years of brutal warfare could come to an end. tanzania has been rocked by an earthquake. what we know about the damage ahead. we are live from the united states. you're watching cnn. don't buy makeup that settles into lines, it ages you. get simply ageless makeup it floats over lines and you look beautiful! simply ageless from olay... and easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl this car is traveling over 200 miles per hour. to win, every millisecond matters.
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a warm welcome back to our viewers here in the united states and around the world. you're watching "cnn newsroom." thank you for being with us. i'm george howell with the headlines we're following for you this hour. in saudi arabia the hajj is now underway. about 2 million muslims have traveled to mecca for the pilgrimage. the hajj is a pillar of muslims who are physically and financially able are expected to make that journey at least once in their lifetime. hillary clinton says she regrets her controversial comments friday when she said you could put half of donald trump's supporters into, quote, a basket of deplorables. trump responded that that insult will cost clinton at the polls. clinton said she had been grossly general lis stick and regrets saying the word half but not the comment. around the world, it is now september 11th, this date marking 15 years since the deadliest terror attack in u.s. history. nearly 3,000 people lost their lives when hijackers and
terrorists crashed planes into new york, washington, d.c., and into a field in pennsylvania. the man who shot u.s. president ronald regan, the court is saying john hinkley jr. has made a recovery and can reassimilate with the public. in north korea, big concerns after the fifth and biggest test that happened friday. the latest explosion had a power of 5.3 magnitude earthquake. now south korea is calling for stronger sanctions. south korea's foreign minister says the north's nuclear ability is advancing faster than anyone had realized. >> translator: north korea's nuclear capability is growing and speeding to a considerable level considering the fifth nuclear test was the strongest
in scale and the interval has quickend substantially. >> south core rean officials aren't the only ones upset about the latest round of testing. you see there people coming together to protest. in fact, even lighting an effigy on fire of the north korean leader kim jong-un. they're also weighing in around the world. will ripley has details on all of it from tokyo. >> reporter: the shock waves are still being felt here this weekend from japan, south korea and around the world after north korea's tests. 10 kilotons compared to 4 to 6 kilotons for the test back in january. roughly twice the size. it shows how the nuclear program is rapidly advancing just like the missile program.
a submarine launch ballistic missile. very troubling for the united states, and you heard the chorus of condemnation. ban ki-moon, president obama, japanese prime minister shinzo abe. they all say north korea needs to stop. the foreign minister is saying that new, stronger sanctions need to be imposed on the regime. we've seen the sanctions thus far have not slowed or even had much of an impact at all noticeably on north korea's weapons development. government officials said they'd rather tighten their belts and go hungry than give up their nuclear or missile programs than slow the development that was ordered by kim jong-un. they say this is the only way for north korea to remain a sovereign state. this is an insurance policy according to many analysts that don't expect a nuclear strike.
they say this allows kim jong-un to project his weapons powers and they feel it gives north korea leverage internationally. if their arsenal becomes so large so strong then the u.s. and others will have no choice but to recognize them. something president obama reiterated friday absolutely won't happen. will ripley, cnn, tokyo. firefighters are looking for three missing people after a bridge collapsed in southeastern china on sunday. five people who were injured there have been rescued. officials say that cars and a large truck were buried in the rubble and that people inside those vehicles fell into the river below. that bridge was being dismantled at the time it collapsed. an investigation is presently underway. airstrikes hit a market and other locations in rebel-held
areas in idlib, syria. at least 58 people were killed including a number of women and children. some residents say that they saw high flying jets before those bombs eventually fell. a nationwide cease-fire in the brutal civil war in syria is set to begin sunday at sun down. that deal agreed upon by russia and the united states, the syrian government said he would also support the deal. state run tv is acknowledging it is trying to find a resolution for the conflict. if it holds, they will work closer together to fight international groups. nic robertson has more now from geneva. >> reporter: well, this really broad agreement from secretary kerry, sergei lavrov, from the u.n., everyone else, it's a good opportunity to turn this around. one could be some of the
sticking points, the issues going forward. the opposition concerned that there's no real sort of putative measures to control assad if he doesn't agree or comply with the steps here. a concern on the russian point of view, there's a breaking apart, delineation from terrorist groups, al nusra, the more moderate groups are fighting together on the battlefield. getting them to separate. there are strong alliances formed there. for the opposition really going forward if this is a success, then they're going to want to see what hasn't happened in the past. real pressure. it would have to come from russia on assad. this is the biggest concern going forward. russia hasn't done that in the past. the humanitarian effort in aleppo, some confidence that can get going. in the past these things have broken down fairly quickly and it's often been blamed, at least
in the battlefield level it's been blamed on the assad government. how does the control work? nic robertson, cnn, geneva, switzerland. >> nic, thank you. the victims of this conflict can't be blamed but they are a bit skeptical about the cease-fire given they have seen so many of these different agreements come and go. many are withholding their judgment for now like this resident of aleppo. >> translator: mostly we are with it. it's in the general interests of the syrian people to stop the rivers of blood and stopping bloodshed is the first step. it's a good step, but what's a guarantee that it will remain in place? if it continues for seven or ten days, then what happens after that? >> the syrian army says it is trying to gain ground against rebel held areas in aleppo before the cease-fire goes into effect. more than 2,000 migrants have been rescued in the mediterranean this weekend.
the italian coast guard said they were in 18 different operations. shane, ireland and from four non-governmental organizations took part. they pulled migrants off of a dozen of inflatable vessels to get to a boat. over 3,000 migrants have died in the mediterranean alone. in australia a 22-year-old man has been charged with committing a terrorist attack and murder. they stabbed a man in a park in sydney on saturday. the suspect was inspired by isis to carry out the attack. >> our terrorism investigation squad and our police have been conducting investigations overnight and that has culminated in the 22-year-old man being charged with committing an act of terror. >> andy: with a very serious
charge. we will be alleging before a court that this was an act that was inspired by isis. it was a deliberate act yesterday. it resulted in a person receiving extremely serious injury. >> the victim from that attack is in a hospital presently in critical condition. rebels have freed 13 child soldiers in colombia as part of a potential peace deal. they freed the youth on saturday in an attempt to end a 52-year civil war. the international committee of red cross received the children. eight of them have been turned over to unicef, colombia, which says they are in good health. the release comes from an october referendum on whether to accept the peace deal. still ahead, she is nicknamed the hurricane. she's a paralympic champion yet again. we look at team great britain's superstar still ahead. plus, moments after the 9/11
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welcome back to "newsroom," i'm george howell. let's talk about hannah cockroft. she's a champion again. she won the t-34 100 meter on saturday. she won the same event in 2012 as well as the 200 meter. here's a look at the athlete whose nickname is the hurricane. >> i think people don't realize how much rivalry there is in
wheelchair racing. once you get off the track we're good friends. when you're on the track people are hitting your hands off the rims, people trying to push you out of packs. it's a bit like being in a pack of lions. you've got to keep up or else you're going to get left behind. my name is hannah cockroft. i am a british wheelchair racer. i race the t-34. the t stands for track and the 34 stands for athletes with brain damage and cerebral palsy. when i was born i had two cardiac arrests. the first one happened about three minutes after that birth and that damaged some parts of my brain and the second one happened a week after my birth and that damaged other parts of my brain. there is no one else in the world like me.
the system is built to fit me. the pocket is built to fit around kind of my lower body. i sit on my legs which is incredibly uncomfortable. there is the front wheel that's attached to i guess kind of bike steering and then something underneath like a triangle. the steering follows when we're on the track so you're not missing pushes to go up and steer on the handle bars. i hold the world record for the 100, 200, 400 and 800 meter. i won two gold medals at london 2012 paralympics. london feels like it was yesterday and at the same time feels like it never happened. it changed the world for me and for i'm sure every paralympian.
wheelchair racing, it's my life. when i'm in the chair i'm totally free. i'm independent and i can do anything that a person on my feet will do. if i put you in a wheelchair, i bet you could go faster than me. >> totally. very best to hannah. it is a dream come true for german tennis player, angelique kerber. she won the u.s. open women's title and moved up to the first in the world ranking. cnn world sport correspondent patrick snell has more now on her dramatic win. >> reporter: 2016 is proving one special year for angelique kerber who sealed a second grand slam. she has added the u.s. open title to her growing trophy cabinet. she won against caroline
parishkova. she was giving a big push by eliminating serena and venus williams. angelique was 28 years of age when she won in melbourne. this is her second slam title. kerber upped her game winning the last eight points of the match to seal the set, 6-4 and a second major title after 2:07 of very intense tennis. what a season it's been to kerber. she recently won olympic silver medal. meantime on sunday, all eyes are on the men. novak djokovic will try for his title. the serbian world number one through to his seventh u.s. open title where he'll face wawrinka of switzerland.
the man who beat him at last year's french open. wawrinka is going for his third title as well. 15 years ago, three firefighters raised an american flag moments after the 9/11 attacks. the picture then became a symbol of patriotism and then that flag came missing. next, how it was finally recovered. covergirl has big news for lashes! lashblast is our most award winning mascara millions of girls, millions of looks billions of beautiful lashes blasted! the lashblast collection from easy, breezy, beautiful covergirl hmmmmm....... [ "dreams" by beck ] hmmmmm...
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live images this hour at 5:52 a.m. looking on to new york city, there manhattan. you see the new world trade center there aglow. that is the site where the twin towers once stood, again, destroyed 15 years ago this day. the 9/11 attacks changed the world forever. to this day the nearly 3,000 people who died are being remembered. one moment that became the symbol of the country's will was this image you see here. three firefighters at ground zero raising the american flag in the middle of devastation. that flag though went missing
for years until now. cnn's deborah feyerick has the story. >> reporter: on 9/11 in the burning ashes of the world trade cent center, three firefighters raised an american flag. it was 5:00 p.m. on a day that changed history. >> this picture became how we said patriotism post 9/11. >> reporter: the iconic image embodied america's resilience. featured in the 2013 movie "the flag" it was unfurled at yankees stadium and it was carried on board the first airstrikes over al qaeda. >> i've never seen so many grown men and women cry just by touching a piece of fabric. of course, it wasn't just a piece of fabric, was it? >> reporter: except it wasn't the right flag. >> somewhere between 9/11 and the yankee stadium ceremony the
flag went missing. >> reporter: the flag taken by three firefighters from the yacht in a marina disappeared hours after the photo was taken. its fate remained a mystery until now. about 2900 miles a stranger identifying himself as a former marine named brian turned over the flag to firefighters. >> brian was purporting the flag to be the missing 9/11 flag. >> reporter: so began the two-year process to confirm the flag was authentic and get it back home to the original owner. there was a level of secrecy as to what you potentially had. why? >> i was concerned that there was the potential that a lone terrorist, if they believed there was an american icon in a city of 110,000 people, they may want to either try to steal it or destroy it. >> reporter: lead detectives created a sketch of brian hoping
to ask him some more questions. all they knew was that he was allegedly given the flag on veterans day in 2007 from a 9/11 firefighter's widow. did you ever generate any satisfying leads? >> no, we did not. >> reporter: the break came from a forensic expert who examined photos, fibers and thousands of particles comparing them to ground zero dust. >> the key things would be the combination of the building materials, concrete, fiberglass, gypsum. all of those were critical. >> reporter: critical and ultimately conclusives. as detectives prepared it for the journey home, they asked a retired nypd officer to make the last fold. >> he made the last fold, grabbed it, pulled it up to his face and smelled it and said,
that's the smell i remember that day. >> reporter: the flag back where it began 15 years ago. >> and, again, very ominous look at new york just remembering what happened 15 years ago we, again, see the new world trade center lit. that is the site where the twin towers once stood. some 3,000 people lost their lives this date. the terror attacks happened when two planes hit the twin towers at 8:46 and one at 9:03 a.m. and a plane struck the pentagon and then a plane crashed into a field in pennsylvania. this is a day that the united states and many people around the world remember and grieve for the many lives lost. we thank you for being with us at this hour. i'm george howell. up next, "9/11, fifteen years later." stay with cnn. ♪ [engine revs] ♪
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♪ good morning and thank you so much for sharing your time with us this morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good to be with you. this is a day of remembrance across the country. you're looking here across the water at freedom tower in lower manhattan, witnesses to the worst-ever at tatack on u.s. so 15 years ago. >> i think everybody who saw it happening remembers where they were, remembers what they were feeling in these moments