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a load of nonsense, that's north korea's take on president trump as pyongyang levels a new specific threat at a u.s. territory. what will president trump do now? and were employees at the u.s. embassy in cuba targeted with a covert device? hearing loss for some in havana and an acusick attack. >> bizarre. good morning, welcome to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> i'm miguel marquez in for
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dave briggs. it is august 10th, 5:00 a.m. here -- 4:00 a.m. here in the united states. a day after president trump promised fire and fury, pyongyang does that, leveling a fierce, very specific threat to attack a u.s. territory, taking some personal shots at the president in the process. now the world waits to see if anything the commander in chief decides to do in response. >> north korea says it is "seriously examining a plan to launch a missile strike targeting the sea 20 miles off the coast of guam," where the u.s. has two military bases. state-run media says the launch of four ballistic missiles would signal a crucial warning to the u.s. north korea says the plan to launch missiles will be in place in days. >> the statement mailbox president trump for speaking from a golf range where it says he "let out a load of nonsense about fire and fury, failing to grasp the ongoing grave
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situation." the north korean statement says "sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason and only absolute force can work on him." joining us, anna coryn, live. >> reporter: that's right. earlier we heard that north korea was seriously examining a plan to strike guam, the island in the western pacific. it would involve nuclear missiles with nuclear tips, nuclear warheads. as you say, that would be ready to go in days. the military saying it will present to north korea's leader, kim jong-un, by the middle of august, and then it will be up to him. you mentioned those comments, that dealing with donald trump is bereft of reason that comes following the "fire and fury"
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language we heard a few days ago from the president. supporters saying that he's getting on kim jong-un's level, talking in a langley understands rather than diplomatic language. critics believe that is bringing this part of the world, the korean peninsula, and the region closer to war. now, it's important to note that jim mattis, defense secretary, retired four-star general that he spoke up earlier and warned north korea -- mind you, he called them the dprk which i wouldn't say necessarily is a sign of respect. certainly acknowledgment of what they call themselves. saying if north korea should stop provocations, it could bring destruction to the regime and its people. as far as south korea is concerned, a national security council meeting is being held as we speak. we have yet to hear news of that. earlier today they said that the
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plan to strike guam is absurd, that any provocation will be met with response. the south korean president has certainly said that he's open to dialogue, and the only way to resolve this is peacefully. but with what's happened in the last couple of days, south korea now is also looking to beef up its military presence. >> sounds like statements and reactions across the board. a very mixed situation. anna coren in seoul. with president trump and kim jong-un trading insults and threats, reaction among asian nations has been mixed. the governor of guam warning to stay calm despite being targeted by the north korean regime. >> this is not a time to panic. these are -- many statements being made out there by a bellicose leader. at this point, there's been no change in the security situation here in guam. >> let's bring in cnn's
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sharice famm live from tokyo. what's the situation there? >> reporter: here in japan, government officials are saying "we will not tolerate any provocations from north korea." they're taking a passive stance, the stance they've taken since the end of world war ii. it's a little bit different from its neighbor, its nearby neighbor, south korea, which has warned to north korea to, please, dial it back or face military retaliation from us. there's a bit of a mixed bag going on across the region. china coming out the most for forcefully telling all parties, everybody, please back off a little bit and tone it down. all of this in japan comes at a sensitive time. this week marks the anniversary of the bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki. a strong reminder that japan is the only country to have suffered under the attack of an
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atomic bomb. now the people across the region in japan, in south korea, and china, they are carrying on with their daily lives here. look, they are used to this bellicose language from north korea. they are startled at the war of words coming out of the united states. for now, life continues as usual. and we will see if the posture changes a bit in the coming days. christine? >> all right, thank you very much for that live from tokyo this morning. that timing is really interesting, miguel. when you talk about the anniversaries of those bombings, it reminds you that when you're talking about nuclear threats, there are moral, environmental, and just human questions that have to be asked about a nuclear -- >> the sensitivities to nuclear warfare in japan are so on the surface still. this many years after the incidents. so far no official reaction from the white house to north korea's latest threat. we have learned president trump's fire and fury warning to north korea was improvised.
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sources tell cnn it was not part of a scripted statement. the white house says chief of staff john kelly and members of the president's national security team were well aware of the tone the president intended to use, though the words were his own. a state department spokeswoman says everyone in the administration sees things the same way. >> the united states is on the same page. whether it's the white house, state department, department of defense, we are speaking with one voice. >> that's debatable. secretary of state rex tillerson and secretary of defense james mattis struck notably different tones in their statements. mattis focused on u.s. military capabilities and the risk north korea would be taking if it attacked. >> he said north korea must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. the dprk should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of
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its people. meantime, rex tillerson stressed diplomacy, saying he thought the president just wanted to be clear to the north korean regime in order to avoid any miscalculation on their part. >> those reassurances seem to clash with the president's "fire and fury" statements. "my first job as president was to make our nuclear arsenal stronger than ever before." >> and "hopeful we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world." he added that exclamation point. today president trump meets the vice president for lunch at mr. trump's new jersey golf club. rises tensions with north korea is finally breaking wall street's calm. a response to the president's warning to north korea and its then-threat to guam.
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for months, stocks have coasted to record highs. now investors showing signs of caution. for example, goemld, a typical safe haven, at a two-month high. washington's fear gauge up 21%. the vix has been trading at historically low levels. and the u.s. dollar down 8% this year. north korea isn't the only catalyst for caution. companies released disappointing earnings reports this week. overall, corporate profits remain strong this season. 2017 is on track from the strongest profit growth in six years. all three stock market averages are still up by double digits this year. defense stocks, by the way, had a big boost yesterday as the broader market fell. shares of lockheed martin and raytheon, among others, hit record highs. you saw energy and the defense stocks yesterday as tensions rose with north korea. >> i'll have a fear gauge installed in me. >> fear gauge. the state department believes several of its
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employees at the u.s. embassy in havana were targeted last fall by a covert sonic device that caused them to suffer hearing loss. two staffers experienced such serious health problems they had to be returned to the united states for treatment, according to the state department. an official said the workers were not in the same place at the same time. they also reported a variety of concussion-like symptoms. >> the fbi looking into the case. the trump administration responding to the incident by expelling two cuban diplomats from their embassy in washington in may. cuban officials call the expulsion an overreaction. the cuban foreign ministry says it is taking the matter with great seriousness. acoustic, some kind of acoustic device they're investigating. >> you can make people sick with that stuff. whether they were listening or trying to affect their health. >> like cold war spy games. something from a time past. a republican senator's theory of why john mccain voted against the senate health care
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plan left even a radio host stunned. >> he has a brain tumor right now. that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning. some of that might have factored in. >> really? more of ron johnson's comments now. lding a better food system. where instead of paying for middlemen, we work directly with family farms to deliver higher quality ingredients for less than you pay at the store. get $30 off at blueapron.com/cook
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a surprising development in the russia investigation. we've learned fbi agents raided the home of former trump campaign manager paul manafort last month, confiscating materials for special counsel robert mueller's investigation. they used a so-called no-knock warrant to enter manafort's virginia home. an unusual tactic in a case already under investigation more months. >> sources tell cnn the raid took trump's team by surprise and rattled cages in the president's inner circle. why did the feds take action here? cnn's jessica schneider has more. >> reporter: it was a surprise raid where the ape was to secure
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material -- the amt was to secure material that paul manafort hadn't turned over to the feds. fbi agents descended on his alexandria, virginia, apartment predawn and seized financial records, tax records, and some documents that manafort had actually already turned over to senate investigators. the fact that this raid happened as a surprise and in the darkness of those early morning hours on july 26th, it signifies that the special counsel may be sending a message and getting serious when it comes to paul manafort and this russia investigation. paul manafort's spokesman confirmed the raid but reiterated that manafort has "consistently cooperated with law enforcement and other serious inquiries" and did so on this occasion, as well. the raid did come one day after paul manafort talked behind closed doors with senate intelligence committee staff. cnn has learned that federal investigators have become suspicious of manafort after they turned up intercepted communications from suspected russian operatives discussing
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russian efforts to work with manafort to gather information that could hurt hillary clinton's bid for the white house. federal investigators are also looking into his lobby work for a pro-russia political party in ukraine. christine and miguel? >> thanks. republican lawmakers' failure to repeal and replace obamacare appears to be driving a wedge between president trump and the senate majority leader. the president is pushing back on a critique from mitch mcconnell who said this week the president had "excessive expectations in pushing his agendas," pointing to artificial deadlines set by the trump white house. >> the president fires back on twitter saying, "senator mitch mcconnell said i had excessive expectations, but i don't think so. after seven years of hearing repeal and replace, why not done?" >> that followed a tweet from the president's social media director who said, "more excuses. the senate majority leader must have needed another four years in addition to the seven years to repeople and replace --
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repeal and replace obamacare." tep tensions have at the white house have ramped up since the measure crashed and burned. and ron johnson expressing regret about comments about john mccain. he told a radio show that mccain's brain cancer may have played a role in his dramatic and decisive vote to repeal and replace obamacare. >> i'm not going to speak for john mccain -- he has a brain tumor now. that vote occurred at 1:30 in the morning. some of that might have factored in. >> you think that played a factor in his judgment call? >> again, i don't know exactly what -- we thought -- again, i don't want to speak for any senator. i thought john was going to vote yes at 10:30 at night. by 1:00, 1:30, he voted no. yeah -- i don't know what was on his mind. >> a spokesperson telling cnn
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that johnson's comments were "bizarre and deeply unfortunate." johnson later walked back his remarks saying the vote came at the end of a long day for everyone, and he should have been more eloquent, expressed sympathy for what senator mccain is going through. an emotional day in court as taylor swift's mother opens up about a difficult conversation with her daughter. the man, the singer accused of groping her also took the stand. more next. these days families want to be connected 24/7.
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taylor swift. the pop star has yet to testify, but her mother took the stand. we also hear from the radio host who filed the lawsuit after being fired when swift said he groped her. the case back in court later today. cnn has the latest from denver. >> reporter: taylor swift was inside a denver courtroom yesterday for the third straight day. she has yet to tell her side of the story. instead, if was her mother, andrea swift, who gave a tearful account of the moment her daughter came to her to say she had been groped by a man at a meet-and-greet session before one of her concerts four years ago. swift testified that she wanted to vomit and cry at the same time. a big part of the trial centers on a single photo from that meet and greet. the plaintiff, david mueller, says it shows swift's skirt is in place, and there's no way he could be lifting it and grabbing her bottom. andrea swift, though, testified that to her the skirt does look out of place. frank bell, swift's liaison with
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local radio stations, refused to concede anything about the photo saying to him it also does not look out of place. david mueller himself, he finished up on the stand yesterday. his team is trying to frame this case as a powerful musical star using her influence to get him fired. swift's team says that its people like david mueller in the radio industry who hold the cards in the relationship because they get to choose the music. the trial will continue today. it is not clear when taylor swift herself will take the stand. >> all right. thank you very much for that. a dramatic rescue by the coast guard plucking a navy pilot from the water off the florida keys after his fighter jet crashed into the ocean. officials say the pilot ejected from the aircraft about 20 miles from the key west naval air station. a coast guard crew observed a smoke signal and responded quickly. the incident is under investigation. the pilot suffered no serious
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injuries. north korea defying president trump. another direct threat to guam by pyongyang. what will the president do after promising fire and fury if they keep up their threats? ould book, then add a hotel, or car, or activity in one place and save, where would you go? ♪ expedia. you won't see these folks they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue. how do they avoid trips to the post office? stamps.com mail letters, ship packages, all the services of the post office right on your computer. get a 4 week trial, plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to stamps.com/tv and never go to the post office again.
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north korea says president trump is bereft of reason and letting out a load of nonsense. what will the president do now that pyongyang has leveled another threat at a u.s. territory? and were employees at the u.s. embassy in cuba targeted with a covert device? hearing loss for some in havana raising questions this morning. welcome back to "early start," i'm miguel marquez in for dave briggs. great to be here. >> i'm christine romans. 30 minutes after the hour. a day after the president promised fire and fury if north korea made another threat against the u.s., pyongyang does that, a specific threat against u.s. territory. taking personal shots at president trump in the process.
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now the world waits to see what if anything the commander in chief does in response. >> north korea says it is "seriously examining a plan to launch a missile strike targeting the sea 20 miles off the coast of guam" where the u.s. has two military bases. state-run media says the launch of four ballistic missiles would signal a crucial warning to the u.s. pyongyang says its plan to launch the missiles will be in place within days. >> the statement also mocks president trump for speaking from a golf range, it says, where it says he let out a load of nonsense about fire and fury, failing to grasp the ongoing, grave situation. the north korean statement says sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason. and only absolute force can work on him. joining us with the latest, cnn's anna coren live in seoul, south korea. bellicose, belligerent language is not necessarily new from the north koreans. but certainly with the temperature running hot now, it
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is a concern. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. and i think it was very surprising. people here in south korea were shocked to learn what donald trump had said about kim jong-un and north korea. certainly we haven't had any official word about trump's fire and fury statement, but as far as the people that we've spoken to here in seoul, they are quite confused as to why he would do that, why he would up the ante in a situation which is already so tense. but as you say, north korea announced this morning that its plans that it is seriously considering -- seriously examining a strike directed at guam which as we know is a u.s. sovereign territory, it is home to strategic u.s. naval and air force base. they laid out the specifics which was interesting. in a statement from state media,
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saying there would be four rockets. there walk intermediate -- there would be intermediate range missiles ready in days, flying over japan, airborne for approximately 17 minutes. they would land 30 to 40 kilometers off the coast of guam outside the territorial waters but inside the economic zone. obviously the plan would be to send a very strong message of north korea's capability in threatening the u.s. mainland and u.s. territory. but obviously south korea today responded to the plans to attack guam as being absurd, saying that any provocation will be met with response. the south korean president has opinion obviously open to dialogue with north korea ever since he came into office. the last couple of days, we've been hearing much stronger
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language from him in wanting to beef up south korea's defenses. >> all right. our report from seoul. thank you. now with president trump and kim jong-un trading insults and threats, reaction among asian nations has been mixed. the governor of guam stressing the importance of remaining calm despite being targeted by the north korean regime. >> this is not a time to panic. these are -- many statements are being made out there by a bellicose leader. but at this point, there's been no change in the security situation in guam. >> we want to bring in cnn's reporter live for us in tokyo. the president's words very, very harsh. we are accustomed to hearing harsh words coming from north korea. the president's words must have come as a bit of a shock all around. >> reporter: absolutely. people in japan completely accustomed to decades of bellicose language coming from
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north korea. startled by the language coming out of the united states right now. and now a mixed reaction across the region. you see the governor of guam saying no reason to panic, and they are not changing the threat level in guam. here in japan this week, an annual paper from the defense ministry saying we are upping the threat level because the threat level from north korea has entered "a new stage." south korea saying, look, north korea, if you launch any sort of attack, you will be met with a military reaction. and japan say figure a missile passes over our -- saying if a missile passes over our territory and poses an imminent threat, we reserve the right to intercept it or take it down. in the meantime people in georgia, south korea, they -- in guam, south korea, they are living their lives. japan has maintained a posture
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for decades, a strong reminder of hiroshima and nagasaki, that japan is the only country to have suffered under an atomic attack. people are continuing to live their lives and continuing to call for peace and resolution and a calming down of this rhetoric. over in guam, a four-hour plane ride, people are continuing to have vacation. the island stuffed with thousands who visit every year. it is the height of the tension in guam. people are taking it to heart and are on the beaches. miguel? >> the world watches closely. thank you. so far no official reaction from the white house to north korea's latest threat. we have learned president trump's fire and fury warning to north korea was improvised. sources tell cnn it was not part of a scripted statement. the white house says chief of staff john kelly and members of the president's national security team were well aware of
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the tone the president intended to use, though the words were his own. a state department spokeswoman says everyone in the administration sees things the same way. >> the united states is on the same page. whether it's the white house, the state department, the department of defense, we are speaking with one voice. >> that seems highly debatable. secretary of state rex tillerson and secretary of defense james mattis struck notably different noens statements. mass is -- tones in statements. mattis focused on nuclear capabilities and the risks north korea would be taking if it attacked. >> he said north korea must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons. the dprk should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people. very sharply worded statement. meantime, the secretary of state rex tillerson stressed diplomacy.
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>> i think the president just wanted to be clear to the north korean regime that the u.s. unquestionable ability to defend itself will defend itself and its allies. i think it was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part. the united states has the capability to fully defend itself from any attack and defend our allies. and we will do so. so the american people should sleep well at night. >> those reassurances clashed with the president's fire and fury message and his earlier tweets yesterday. "my first order as president was to renovate and modernize our nuclear arsenal. it is now stronger than ever before." worth noting, the president has made nuclear spending a budget priority, but nothing has actually changed yet. >> he also tweeted, "hopefully we will never have to use this power, but there will never be a time that we are not the most powerful nation in the world." today president trump meets the vice president for lunch at president trump's new jersey golf club. >> the state department believes
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several of its employees at the u.s. embassy in havana were targeted by a covert sonic device that caused hearing loss. two staffers experienced such serious health problems they had to return to the u.s. for treatment. according to a state department official, the workers were not in the same place at the same time. also reported a variety of concussion-like symptoms. >> the fbi is looking into the case. the trump administration responding to the incident by ex-y pelling two cuban -- expelling two cuban diplomats from their embassy in washington in may. cuban officials call the reaction an overreaction. the foreign ministry is taking the matter with great seriousness. first lawsuit has been filed against president trump's ban on transgender members of the military. five unidentified active duty transgender service members are seeking to block the measure claiming it is unconstitutional. they say the president's three-tweet directive has resulted in immediate concrete injury by threatening their
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reasonable expectation of continued service. the ban has not been formally implemented. the pentagon refusing to comment on the lawsuit. >> so far the pentagon has been asking the administration, right, for guidance on how are we going to implement this rule. >> how do you go back and put something back in the box once it's been done and you have lots of transgender service members already serving. feuding is starting to spill into public between the president and the senate majority leader who has to see his agenda through. what's next in that fight? allergy sufferers if you have symptoms like these
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makes things like childcare and transportation difficult for employees. oregon forcing the largest employers to give workers advanced schedules or more pay unless they get a ten-hour break between shifts. a victory for low-wage workers to a defeat here, kansas city overwhelmingly voted for a make hike. a missouri state law will block it. the city measure immediately raises the wage from $7.70 to $10 an hour. that's what the city does. ultimately reaching $15 by 2022. however, a state law will override the change, bringing the minimum wage in kansas city back down to $7.70 on august 28th. this state law hits voters in blue cities -- pits voters in blue cities against st. louis legislature. they raised the minimum wage to $10 in 2015. that will be rolled back this month. >> the fight over wages. that will only continue. >> yep. republican lawmakers'
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failure to repeal and replace obamacare appears to be driving a wedge between president trump and the senator majority leader. the president is pushing back on a critique from mitch mcconnell who said this week the president had excessive expectations in pushing his agenda, pointing to artificial deadlines set by the trump white house. >> the president firing back on twitter, of course, saying, "senator mitch mcconnell said i have excessive expectations, but i don't think so. after seven years of hearing repeal and replace why not done?" >> that followed tweets from the president's social media director who said, "more excuses. the senate majority leader must have needed another four years in addition to the seven to repeal and replace obamacare." tension between the white house and jesk -- this after the measure crashed and burned. and ron johnson expressing regret over comments about john mccain. he told a chicago radio show
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that mccain's brain cancer may have played a role in his dramatic and decisive vote to repeal and replace obamacare. >> he has a brain tumor. that vote kurded at 1:30 -- occurred at 1:30 in the morning. >> you think that affected his judgment call? >> again, i don't know what -- we thought -- again, i don't want to speak for any senator. i thought john was going to volt yes to send it to -- to vote yes to send it to congress at 10:30 at night. by 1:00 or 1:30, he voted no. i don't know what was on his mind. >> mccain's spokes-- johnson's spokesperson saying it was unfortunate, walking back remarks saying the vote came at the end of a long day for everyone. and he should have more eloquently expressed sympathy for what senator mccain is going through. 47 minutes past the hour.
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president trump and north korean president and disappointed volleyball kim jong-un. leave guam out of this. they're a u.s. territory. that means they don't participate in the elections, okay. they didn't vote for president trump -- just like most of americans. >> i think americans should sleep well at night. >> why? what's happening during the day? what aren't you telling us? [ laughter ] okay, okay. grandpa wants us to sleep well at night. which is why he's come out with a new book, "rex tillerson's sleepy time tales." one day the badger got into a fight with a pudgy wolf who was somehow even crazier, and both had nuclear weapons and distant, unpleasable fathers." [ laughter ] and -- uh. yikes. >> the problem with kean north korea and the nukes is -- with north korea and the nukes is not easy to fix. trump's strategy of playing multiple rounds of golf and watching "fox and friends" isn't
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working either. the bottom line is we can't afford to have an unstable, unpredictable, ego main ymaniac charge of nuclear weapons -- and kim jong-un has to be stopped, too. >> i saw this coming from a mile. and a jet fire crashed into the ocean. the pilot ejected about 20 miles from the key west naval air station. a coast guard helicopter crew observed an emergency smoke signal and responded quickly to the scene. the incident is under investigation. the pilot, who has not been identified, suffered no serious injuries. he was conducting training operations when the plane went down. more rain today in the south. and new risk of flooding. meteorologist allison chinchar joins us with the forecast. we not only have the threat for severe weather across portions of the central plains, but we're still looking at that flood threat across the region of the southeast. many of these states have been
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dealing with days of rain. and that pattern is going to continue. we are expecting some showers into the morning hours. by the afternoon thanks to the heating of the day, that will help to fuel thunderstorms. the problem is those are areas that you can get heavy downpours that could drop as much as two to four inches of rain. the perk is that it's dropping temperatures actually below normal. take a look at atlanta. seven degrees below average. that's pretty much across the board in a lot of regions even if they aren't seeing rain. minneapolis, eight degrees above average. five degrees in little rock. we're below average in new york and d.c. the seven-day forecast keeps us at or below average in new york for the next seven days, despite only having a couple of days of rain mixed in. >> thank you for that. >> thanks. anyone with dreams of living like donald trump and $725 can
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make those dreams come true. the president's childhood home is now available on airbnb. this is not a joke. the president lived in a tuesday tudor-style home built by his father in the jamaica estates area of new york. >> lovely bathroom. >> it's listed as spacious enough for 20. but that could be a problem. a law dictates no more than three unrelated people can stay in a rental house. really? wow. let's check cnn "money stream" this morning. rising tension with north korea finally breaking wall street's calm. global stocks down after u.s. stocks closed lower. a response to the president's fiery warning to north korea and its threat to guam. after months of stocks coasting to records, investors are showing signs of caution this morning. for example, gold, a typical safe haven, rising more than 1% to a two-month high. wall street's fear gauge is up 2% this week. the vix index has previously
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been trading at historically low levels. the u.s. dollar, once a safe bet in the global economy, down 8% this year. remember this incident where united airlines forcibly dragged a passenger off a flight? the fallout is causing changes industrywide. passengers being bumped from flights hit a record low last quarter. the nation's 12 largest airlines say they only bumped 44 out of every million passengers. that's the low of the rate in 23 years of data. airlines typically oversell seats to make up for passengers who don't show up for flights. however, since the united airlines debacle, most airlines have updated their policies to ensure more people give up their seats voluntarily. is google's dealing with a p.r. crisis over a memo suggesting women are not biologically fit for tech roles. it resulted in charges by the u.s. government. google investigated for the systemic problem of underpaying women. it's suing google for access to pay data for employees. google denies the allegation. the government lawsuit combined
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with the backlash against the memo highlights the entins -- intense scrutiny google is under for diversity. part apologizing for -- walmart apologizing for promoting guns with a sign that says "own the school year like a hero." it's directly above a case filled with guns. apparently marketing firearms for the new school year. photos spread like wildfire on social media. the company says it's working to figure out which store put up the exhibit and to make sure the sign will be removed. >> guns, walmart. heroes? "early start" continues now. bereft of reason and letting out a load of nonsense. that's north korea's take on president trump as pyongyang levels a new specific threat at a u.s. territory. what will president trump do
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now? and were employees at the u.s. embassy in cuba targeted with a covert device? hearing loss for some in havana raising questions. good morning and welcome to "early start." i'm miguel marquez in for dave briggs this week. >> nice to have you on board. i'm christine romans. it is thursday, august 10th. 5:00 a.m. in the eastern united states. 6:00 p.m. in seoul, south korea. just a day after the president promised fire and fury if north korea made another threat against the u.s., pyongyang does just that -- leveling a very fierce, specific threat to attack a u.s. territory and taking some personal shots at the president in the process. now the world waits to see what if anything the commander in chief decides to do in response. >> north korea says it is "seriously examining a plan to launch a missile strike targeting the sea about 20 miles off the coast of guam," where the u.s. has two military bases. state-run media says the launch of four blimallistic missiles wd signal a crucial warning to the u.s.
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pyongyang says its plan to launch the missiles will be in place within days. >> the statement also mailbox president trump for speaking from a "golf range," where it says he let out a load of nonsense about fire and fury, failing to grasp the conversation. they say discussion is not logical with a guy of bereft reason. joining with us more is anna cornen live in seoul. >> reporter: interesting how kim jong-un and north korea are taking the upper hand here following those comments made by donald trump a few days ago. as you say, they did come out in state media this morning saying they are seriously examining a strike directed at guam which as we know is a u.s. sovereign territory, home to a strategic u.s. naval and air force base, as well as a population of some 160,000

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