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text listen5 to 500500 today. ♪ we will not let anyone or anything take us down. >> defiance from a california rabbi and his congregation, the latest to be targeted in a string of religious attacks, the woman who was killed will be buried today. big relief in virginia, five men rescued after days trapped in a cave. did boeing's problems run deeper than first thought. four whistle blowers say the 737 max was plagued by issues,
including the wiring of a key sensor. we're in the end game now. >> and the record shattering opening weekend for the avengers end game, more than a billion dollars global ticket sales shattering records, unimaginable success. >> a billion. a ten-year journey, i know you have seen it. don't tell me yet. >> all i can say is it's terrific. it's worth seeing, even if you haven't seen the other 21. >> $22 billion. good morning, happy monday, welcome to "early start," i'm dave briggs. >> and i'm christine romans, it is monday, april 29th, it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. powerful words in the face of hate. >> a young man stand ing with a rifle, pointing right at me. i looked at him. he had sunglasses on. i couldn't see his eyes. i couldn't see his soul. we need to battle darkness with
light. no matter how dark the world is, we need to think of light. a little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness. >> a wounded rabbi from california describing what it was like to stare down a gunman one day after the nation's latest deadly hate crime. three people wounded. one killed in the synagogue shooting near san diego. >> there will be a funeral today for 60-year-old laurie kay. witnesses say her husband, a doctor tried desperately to save her. >> we start to do some cpr, you saw the whole in her chest. his wife and he can not do anything, it's very very difficult. >> friendly, she was one of those people that you want to want as a friend. which i think of her, all i can say to the community is they lost a great soul.
8-year-old noya dehad was honored at a vigil. she and her uncle were injured in the shooting. her uncle helped lead children to safety after he was shot. >> reporter: dave and christine, the city trying to figure out how to heal after tragedy hit the synagogue. they had just fled another part of california because their home, their garage, their car, had swastikas written on them. they were afraid because of anti-semitism, they came here for a sense of safety, to the rabbi who was here to welcomed them and told them to come, that this was a great place for them to be, and then they experienced terror once again. >> the second i saw the rabbi running in with his fingers been cutting and bleeding all over
the seat, and then i saw him shooting in our lady that she passed away. terrible thing, what can i say. it's scary that we need to live like this. it's just unbelievable. >> my uncle, he was holding my handle, and he was like grabbing me and stuff, and the person who was shooting, he was aiming at him. so he it hit him and the, like, where it went like that, it hit me too. >> reporter: what were you thinking then? did it hurt? >> in the first place when it was like gushing blood, i didn't even feel it. then after like they wiped it,
and then like the blood was off, and it was like -- it felt like i had the giantest bruise ever. >> reporter: while the physical wounds are healing, all of the victims have been released from the hospital. there are certainly mental and emotional wounds that will continue for some time. the dehan family are trying to figure out whether they can stay. what they are hoping and what they believe their rabbi is capable of even with his injuries is bringing all of the broken pieces of this community together so they can be whole again. a combat veteran credited for saving lives and chasing off the synagogue shooter, iraq war vet oscar stewart said when he heard gunfire, he instinctively ran directly toward it. >> i heard gunshots, i saw everybody running so i ran to the lobby where the guy was with the gun. and i saw him discharge two more
rounds. as he was discharging the rounds, i ran up to him, and i yelled at him, and he dropped his weapon and he ran out, and i chased him out of the sanctuary. i was in the military, and i think that's what i -- i just ran at the fire. that's what i said. i didn't plan it. i didn't think about it. it's just what i did. i chased him out to the street in his car, i punched his car. >> stewart wasn't the only one chasing the suspect. an off duty border patrol agent pursued the 19-year-old. he was captured and charged with murder. >> saturday's attack, the latest on a string of attacks on houses of worship worldwide. one of them an arson attack on a mosque in escondido. law enforcement officials are investigating whether the synagogue shooter is behind that as well. the attack came on the last day of passover, days before holocaust remembrance day, and
six months after people were massacred at the tree of life synagogue. after publishing an anti-semitic cartoon in its international edition, the paper says it is sorry about a cartoon depicting benghazi man netanyahu with a star of david as a dog on a leash held by a blind president trump. earlier the times released a statement saying it was wrong to run a cartoon with anti-semitic troeps. >> the times said the decision to run the syndicated cartoon was made by a single editor working without adequate oversight. brett stevens blast theed newspaper writing a column called a despicable cartoon in the times. five men trapped in a cave in southwest virginia have been rescued. emergency crews raced around the
clock sunday to save them. six men entered the cave in the town of cleveland. one of the men who emerged early said the others were having difficulty getting out. he said they were exhausted and starting to have problems with hypothermia. >> this cave was very it ctechn, very restricted passageways so it was very tough to access. >> the group had plans to camp in the cave until sunday but a heavy downpour saturday night complicated those plans to say the least. one person is dead, seven others injured after gunfire broke out at a neighborhood cookout in west baltimore last night. the city's police commissioner calling the shooting tragic and cowardly. >> there was a black male who approached the intersection and began firing indiscriminately into the crowd. there was a second shooter, perhaps firing back but it is
still unknown. >> investigators are trying to determine whether the cookout's on opposite sides of the street were somehow connected. joe biden kicks off his 2020 campaign in pittsburgh, hosting a meet and greet before heading to iowa and south carolina. biden's team says it raised $6.3 million. that tops the first day haul of all the other democratic candidates. biden aides touting new support with 65,000 donations coming from individuals who have not been on previous e-mail lists. president trump again pushing a false narrative on late term abortions. during his weekend rally in green bay, wisconsin, he criticized democratic governor tony ebers plans to veto an anti-abortion bill. it would send doctors to prison for life if they failed to take care of babies after a failed
abortion. the president sees it this way. >> the baby is born, the mother meets with the doctor, they take care of the baby, they wrap the baby beautifully, and then the doctor and the mother determine whether or not they will execute the baby. i don't think so. >> that is not true. it is also not the president's first lie. "the washington post" fact checker says he has made more than 10,000 false and/or misleading statements since taking office. a bitter power struggle at the top of the nra leading to ouster of oliver north. he will not be renominated following the dispute with nra ceo lapierre. at the time, lapierre called him the best choice: on friday, the "wall street journal" accused north of trying to drive him out of the organization. the full 76 member board meets
today. they're expected to elect their next president. a source telling cnn, four boeing employees called a hot line to report problems with the 737 max, an unreported issue, involving damage to the wiring of the angle of attack sensor by a foreign object. it may be opening up an entirely new investigative angle into what went wrong in the crashes of two 737 max airliners that killed 346 people. the hot line submissions were from current and former boeing employees who describe problems with the antistall system. the boeing board will face shareholders for the first time since the 737 max jets were grounded worldwide. the u.s. economy posted a strong first quarter growing by 3.2%. that number will be revised twice more at least. for now, it is a powerful tail
wind for president trump. resilience is the word in the stock market, dow up 1% this month. 14% this year. 17% for the s&p 500. for the month, the nasdaq up 4%. up 27% for the year. these are phenomenal numbers, considering the stock market volatility at the beginning of the year and government shut down. the fed is on hold. trump and his allies will take credit for that, of course. second, it looks like a u.s./china deal could be near. and third, the earnings season is plugging along with very few nasty surprises. the ten-year-old bull market looking spry, at least for now. what should we be watching for any hiccups in the u.s. china trade talks. may 18th, a critical deadline there for eu auto tariffs and look for any inkling of inflation from an overheating economy. there are no signs of that. friday's job report will be critical to see if wage
replacement is building. we'll get a fed meeting and i think the financial times put it best, if the economy is so strong, will the feds stay patient and for how long. the president can say economy -- >> backed into the corner by a president. the economy is the best ever the president says, then shouldn't we be raising interest rates. . >> theoretically. >> theoretically we should be. the deadly train collapse in seattle caught on video. friends remembering a college student killed in the disaster. we see two travelers so at a comfort innal with a glow around them, so people watching will be like, "wow, maybe i'll glow too if i book direct at choicehotels.com". who glows? just say, badda book. badda boom. book now at choicehotels.com
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identified as michael cummins, his motive and relationship to the victims is now under investigation. caught on video, a construction crane collapsing and falling from the building in downtown seattle. four people were killed. two were crane operators. two were in cars crushed by the crane. one of those victims, sarah wong, a freshman at seattle pacific university. >> i want people to remember how loving and caring of a person she was, and to show that love to everyone she comes across and to show that joy that's infectious to other people. >> three other people including a four-month-old were injured. the crane fell from a building under construction on the google seattle campus. a full and thorough investigation is underway. a brazen theft in broad sda daylight ends with an arrest in new york. doling gonc allegedly entered
the gallery's bartow thursday afternoon. surveillance video shows a man walking out the door. the work features a shopping basket made of gold chain and filled with silver bottles. genc has been charged with theft. we're in the end game now. >> record smashing $1.2 billion worldwide. the opening weekend for marvel studios avengers end game, and that makes it the only film in history to break the billion dollar mark for its opening. that's not the only record the movie shattered. avengers end game pulled in $350 million this weekend, blowing past the previous mark set by infinity war by over $90 million. >> just unbelievable. >> no spoilers. employees don't pospoil it. sean mccoy put out a bit of a spoiler and boy did he get angry
words. >> i was watching people come out of this huge movie theater on hollywood boulevard and the people who were going in to see it were wearing noise cancelling headphones, they didn't want to hear anything the people leaving the theater were saying about it. i will also say a lot of people were crying their eyes out on the way out. >> i did cry. >> a lot of people, like they had just absorbed 180 minutes of history. 20 minutes past the hour, is a ban on burkas, we're going live next. work... ...it's making themd ...and getting paid for it. (vo) snap and sort your expenses to save over $4,600 at tax time. quickbooks. backing you.
sri lanka remains on high alert a more than a week after people were killed in suicide attacks. government officials warn there could be more attacks and face coverings have been banned in public. cnn's aniqel kumar is live. >> reporter: today is monday, more than one week since the devastating easter attacks and this is a country very much on edge. since saturday night, at least 48 people have been arrested as authorities here try to get ahead of what they say is a very serious and continuing threat of further attacks. we had a picture of just how big a threat it is on friday when there was a shoot out in eastern sri lanka when forces raided a series of safe houses, 150 explosives, 160,000 ball bearings, a drone, other than paraphernalia, which underlined
the severity of the threat which is why yesterday on sunday, the catholic community here was told not to go back into churches to pray and to worship. instead, the arch bishop did a service at his house, broadcast on national television so worshippers could join in from home safely. it is still very much a fluid situation here. the burka ban announced yesterday by the president's office comes into force today, a controversial move, but a move that the body of islamic clerics here has endorsed. they say they want to get ahead of the threat as much as the government. >> thank you so much for that from sri lanka this morning. >> of course places of worship here also under attack. a woman killed on a california synagogue will be laid to rest today, her rabbi wounded in the shooting and refusing to back down. >> terrorism like this will not take us down.
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we will not let anyone or anything take us down. >> defiance from a california rabbi and his congregation, the latest to be targeted in a string of religious attacks. the woman who was killed will be buried today. big relief in virginia, five men rescued after days trapped in a cave. did boeing's problems run deeper than first thought. four whistle blowers say the 737 max was plagued by issues, including the wiring of key sensors. we're in the end game now. >> yes, we are. a record shattering opening weekend for avengers end game. more than a billion dollars in ticket sales. you saw it.
terrific. >> it is outstanding. >> i'm sad that the whole thing is over, but i haven't seen it yet, so i'm still looking forward to that. welcome back to "early start," i'm christine romans. >> good to have you back. two weeks since you have been here. there's tears in the film, but there's a lot of laughing. it's hysterical. it's not just sad. i'm dave briggs, happy monday, 4:32 eastern time. we begin, however, with powerful words in the face of hate. >> a young man standing with a rifle pointing right at me and i look at him, he had sunglasses on, i couldn't see his eyes, i couldn't see his soul. we need to battle darkness with light, no matter how dark the world is, we need to think of light, a little bit of light pushes away a lot of darkness. >> a wounded rabbi from california describing what it was like to stare down a gunman, one day after the nation's
latest deadly hate crime. three people wounded, one killed in the synagogue shooting near san diego. there will be a funeral today for 60-year-old lori kaye, witnesses say her husband, a doctor, tried desperately to save her. >> he start to do some cpr. we saw the hole in her chest. his wife, and he can not do anything. it's very very difficult. >> she was friendly. she was welcoming. she was one of those people that you want to know as a friend. when i think of her, all i can say the community lost a great soul. 8-year-old noya dehan was honored at a vigil. she and her uncle were injured. cnn's sarah spoke to the girl
and her father. >> reporter: the city of poway trying to figure out how to heal after tragedy struck. we sat down with noya and her uncle told us they had fled another part of california because their home, their garage, their car had swastikas written on them. they were afraid because of antise antisemitism, they came here for a sense of safety. to the rabbi who was here, told them this was a great place for them to be and then they experienced terror once again. >> the second i saw the rabbi running into the shooter with his fingers been cutting and bleeding all over, can then i saw him shooting in our lady that she passed away, terrible feeling, what i can say.
it's scary that we need to live like this. it's just unbelievable. >> my uncle, he was holding my hand, and he was like grabbing me and stuff, and the person who was shooting, he was aiming at him. so it hit him and the, like, where it's like went like that, it hit me too. >> what were you thinking then? did it hurt? >> in the first place when it was like gushing blood, i didn't even feel it. then after like they wiped it, and then the blood was off, and it was like, it felt like i had the giantest bruise ever. >> while the physical wounds are healing, all of the victims have been released from the hospital. there are certainly mental and emotional wounds that will
continue for some time. the dahan family is is trying to figure out whether they can stay. what they are hoping and what they believe their rabbi is capable of even with his injuries is bringing all the broken pieces of this community together so they can be whole again. dave, christine. >> sarah, thanks. a combat veteran, oscar stewart getting credit for saving lives and chasing off the synagogue shooter. >> i heard gunshots. i saw everybody running, so i ran to the lobby where the guy was with the gun, and i saw him discharge two more rounds. as he was discharging the rounds, i ran up to him, and i yelled at him, and he dropped his weapon, and he ran out and i chased him out of the sanctuary. i was in the military, and i think that's what i just -- i ran at the fire. that's what i did. i didn't plan it, i didn't think about it. it's just what i did. i chased him out into the street, into his car. i punched his car.
>> stewart wasn't the only one chasing the suspect. an off duty border patrol agent also pursued the 19-year-old. he was eventually captured and is now charged with murder. saturday's attack is just the latest in a string of assaults on houses of worship worldwide. one of them, an arson attack on a mosque in escondido. law enforcement officials are investigating whether the synagogue shooter is behind that as well. the synagogue attack came on the last day of passover, days before holocaust remembrance day, and six months after 11 people were massacred at the tree of life. t"the new york times" promising changes after publishing an anti-semitic cartoon in its international paper. benjamin netanyahu with the star of david with a blind president
trump. they say it was wrong to run a cartoon that ran anti-semitic tropes but did not initially apologize. >> the "times" said the decision to run the syndicated cartoon was made by a single editor working without adequate oversight. brett stevens, an op-ed columnist blasts the newspaper calling it a despicable cartoon in the times. five men trapped in a cave in southwest virginia have been relea rescued. >> emergency crews from four states raced around the clock sunday to save them. six men entered the cave friday at 7:00 p.m. one of the men who emerged early yesterday morning said the others were having difficulty getting out. he said they were exhausted and starting to have problems with hypothermia. >> this cave was very technical, very restricted passage ways and
so it was very tough to access. >> the group had plans to camp in the cave until sunday. but a heavy downpour saturday night complicated those plans. one person is dead. seven others injured after gunfire broke out at a neighborhood cookout in west baltimore last night. the city's police commissioner calling the shooting tragic and cowardly. >> there was a black male who approached the intersection and began firing indiscriminately into the crowd. there was a second shooter, perhaps firing back, but it is still unknown. >> investigators are trying to determine whether those cookouts on opposite sides of the street were show connected. joe biden kicks off his 2020 campaign in pittsburgh today. he'll host a meet and greet at a union hall before heading to iowa tuesday and wednesday. then south carolina. biden's team says it raised $6.3 million in the first 24 hours after his campaign launch
and that tops the first day haul of all the other democratic candidates. biden aides also touting new support for the former vice president with 65,000 donations coming from individuals who have not been on previous e-mail lists. attorney general bill barr is warning democrats on the house judiciary committee, he may not show up for this week's highly anticipated hearing. it seems he's not happy with the format chairman jerry nadler is proposing. nadler wants every member to have one round of questioning, followed by a q and a, of committee counscils. >> nadler telling cnn barr will not dictate the format of the judiciary committee but he's not ruling out a doeal by thursday. a source tells cnn four boeing employees called an faa whistle blower hot line to report problems with the 737 max
airliners. among the complaints of previously unreported issue involving damage to the wiring of the angle of attack sensor by a foreign object. the faa tells cnn it may be opening up an entirely new investigative angle into what went wrong in the crashes of two boeing 737 air max crashes. >> the hot line submissions were from current and former boeing employees who describe problems with the airliner's antistall system. boeing board will face shareholders for the first time since the 737 jets were grounded worldwide. trump's controversial pick to serve on the fed board of course has come under fire for his closeness to the president and reversing his opposition to low interest rates. last week, moore said his opponents are pulling a kavanaugh against me when speaking about criticism over his past writing about women and
gender equality. moore appeared on abc this week sunday night to address some of that criticism. >> when it comes to wages and, you know, gender equity, i want that to be decided by the market. i don't want government to intervene in those kinds of things. >> moore has said he was embarrassed by some of his past writings disparaging women. he called past writings humor columns but added some of them just weren't funny and he regrets them. white house economic adviser kudlow says the administration supports moore as his background check continues. long time senator richard luger has died. the indiana republican served in the senate and was a highly respected foreign policy leader. he served in the navy before becoming mayor of indianapolis. former president obama remembering the late senator as a problem solver rather than a partisan and praising him for his increasing global safety
through his nuclear nonproliferation work. luger leaves behind his wife charlene and four sons. he was 87. not just obama but pete buttigieg called him a mentor, a time when we had mentors from the opposite party. a throw back to a very different time in our politics. >> certainly we thank his family for his lifetime of public service. 43 minutes past the hour. the deadly crane collapse caught on video. friends remembering a college student killed in the disaster.
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construction crane collapsing and falling from a building in downtown seattle. four people were killed. two were crane operators, two were in cars crushed by the crane below. one of those victims, sarah wong, a freshman at seattle pacific university. >> i want people to remember how loving and caring of a person
she was, and to show that love to everyone that she comes across and to show that joy that's infectious to other people. >> three other people including a 4-month-old were injured. the crane from a building under construction on the google seattle campus. a full and thorough investigation is underway right now. by the way, seattle has more cranes in operation than any city in the united states. the new york giants 6th round pick shot just hours after being drafted. police say cory ballantyne of washburn university, was wounded in an off campus shooting saturday night in topeka, kansas. one of his teammates was killed in the incident. ballantyne is expected to make a full recovery. the owner of the kansas city chiefs says tyreek hill will not be with the team for the foreseeable future. an audio recording between hill and his fiance suggests the star
wide receiver broke his 3-year-old's arm. >> he is terrified of you, and you say that he respects you but it's not respect. it's terrifying. he is terrified of you. >> you need to be terrified of me too. >> cnn is not independently authenticated that audio. it was obtained and published thursday by cnn affiliate, kctv. >> prosecutors say hill and his fiance will not be criminally charged in the investigation of their child's welfare. the chiefs plan to take their time deciding on hill's future. >> we were deeply disturbed by the audio. he's not with the organization at this point, and we would expect that will be the case until we have a chance to work our way through whatever information we're able to get. >> hill's legal representatives did not respond to our request for comment. cnn has not been able to reach
the fiance. some severe weather in the plains, now the midwest bracing for potentially dangerous storms. pedram javaheri has your forecast. good morning, guys, yes, right around the south central states, that's the area of interest here, about 4 million people underneath the risk of severe weather. it was not this time last week, it was firing off. the wind, hail, becomes a predominant threat. does include okc going into the overnight hours. the storms don't get fired up here until at least 6, 7, 8:00 p.m. throughout the overnight hours, we see the storms take place, and often times it does make it a dangerous scenario, when we have reduced visibility. notice the midwest, the great lakes, another round of wet weather, get up into the upper peninsula of michigan there and still going to see wintry weather in store across this region, and really just a wild pattern of temperatures as you would expect it for the spring
season. how about the 40s and 50s the first couple of days of the week in chicago before the 60s return and in washington, go from 65 to 84, back down to the 70s. climb up to almost 90 by later into the week. guys? we're in the end game now. >> all right. a record smashing $1.2 billion worldwide opening for marvel studios avengers end game. did you know there's this little movie they made. this makes it the only film in history to break the $1 billion mark for its opening. it's really remarkable and that's not the only record the movie shattered, pulled in $350 million domestically, blowing away the previous mark set by infinity war by over $90 million. i think they have really crafted rollout perfectly. i haven't seen the film, you say it's fantastic. i mean, the end game, they tied it up with a nice little bow.
>> have you seen the others? people are going to see this one blind. i think that's what makes it very different. >> i think you could be entertained but to understand it, you really need to see, not all of them but six or seven at least. 52 minutes past the hour, a new feature designed to track screen time, and then it started policing the competition. cnn business has the details next.
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in suicide attacks on easter sunday. government officials warn there could be more attacks in the coming days and now face coverings have been banned in public. nikhil kumar live in the capital of sri lanka with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. that's right, this is still a country on edge. the fear over here is palpable. the authorities say there is a real risk of attack. since saturday night they have arrested almost 50 people as they try to get ahead of the threat. the threat came home to people when they raided a series of safe houses on friday evening. they uncovered a massive hall of explosives. 600 ball bearings, a drone, isis flags, other paraphernalia, all which underlined how serious the threat is one week from those attacks. as communities noumourn, they'r
still trying to digest the reality the country is faced with. this is a country that went through an almost 3 decade civil war. check points were common then. they're back now. the president announced that the burka, which is worn by some muslim women will be banned from today. the top body of islamic clerics has endorsed that, saying we want to get behind the government from stamping down this threat. >> 2:30 in the capital of sri lanka. the death toll climbing to nine with five people killed in mozambique and remnants remain a threat for much of mozambique as hai heavy rain pounds the region. let's get a check on cnn business. global markets are mixed right now. japan's markets closed until may 6th for a long holiday.
futures are pointing up just a little bit. stocks closed higher on friday, a record setting week, really, the s&p 500 and nasdaq rallied to record closing highs. a lot of stuff to keep in mind. a u.s. china trade deal could be near. the treasure secretary steven mnuchin go to beijing for negotiations tomorrow. the federal reserve meets wednesday. tuesday and wednesday on interest rates, investors will listen for clues on where rates are headed next. with the economy strong, how long will they remain patient. remember march, the economy added 196,000 new jobs, and employment health study at 3.8%. apple rolled out new features designed to attack and limit screen time. then it started policing the competition. "the new york times" reports that apple removed or restricted at least eleven of the 17 most downloaded screen time parental control apps. several developers have said
they were forced to gut key features in order to remain in the app store. a spokesperson told the times, it treats all apps the same including those that compete with our own services. >> 4:59 a.m. "early start" continues right now. we will not let anyone or anything take us down. >> defiance from a california rabbi and his congregation. the latest targeted in a string of religious attacks. a woman who was killed will be buried today. big relief in virginia, five men rescued after spending the weekend trapped in a cave. big problems run deeper, the four whistle blowers say the 737 max was plagued by issues, including the wiring of a key