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it will help our exports indirectly. >> reminder the fed is independent. white house has pushed to calm recession fears came days after the bond market flashed a warning that has an easterly accurate trade record for predicting recessions. since trump took office the stock market has reached record highs, unemployment has stayed at record lows. the numbers could set off a downturn including the trade war with china, the shrinking effect of the 2017 tax cuts or the risk of deflation. after the massacres in el paso and dayton, three more mass shootings were foiled by police. three men in three different states, ohio, florida, and connecticut, arrested after they expressed interest in shootings or threatened to carry them out. in all three cases authorities were alerted by members of the public. the latest coming in ohio. a self-described white nationalist accused of
threatening to shoot up a jewish community center in youngstown, ohio. james riordan attended the 2017 unite the right rally in charlotte and made himself known in a documentary. >> i want a homeland for white people. >> police were tipped off by an instagram video on his instagram account. it shows him firing shots. screams and sirens are heard in the background. get more from paolo sandoval. >> reporter: in light of the recent mass shootings, these latest arrests are disturbing. james riordan was named as the suspect. he made an instagram post of a video which shows a man shooting a rifle. one of the things that caught the attention of the new middletown police in ohio is that the jewish community center of youngstown was tagged in the caption. it implies that the gunman would
be the shooter at the potential attack on the center. police are serving a search warrant at his mother's house they confiscated rifles, bayonet and a gas mask. they have interviewed him but they have not pressed any federal charges. look at this body camera video from florida showing the arrest of a 25-year-old who is believed to have committed a mass shooting. tristan wicks was detained by police. he was accused of sending text messages to open fire on large crowds. one reading i'd want to break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever. it was the suspect's own ex-girlfriend that initially alerted authorities. >> the girlfriend is a real hero here. she went to a local municipality, showed the text messages and actually four municipalities got involved.
he is the profile of a shooter. he's 22 years old. he lost his job. he lost his girlfriend. he's depressed. >> one more note on this case. wicks has told detectives that he does not actually own any firearms, however he was fascinated with mass shootings. a man showed interest in carrying out a mass shooting. he was arrested in norwalk, connecticut. they received a tip that he was buying rifle parts online and looking to assemble his own weapon. police discovered that he had recently posted some messages on facebook where he said that he wanted to carry out a mass shooting. paolo, thanks president trump backing away from gun background checks. speaking to reporters sunday the
president emt ifphasized the neo focus on what he says is a very big mental health problem. >> congress is going to be reporting back to me with ideas and they'll come in from democrats and republicans and i'll look at it very strongly, but just remember, we already have a lot of background checks, okay? these are people that have to be in institutions for help. i'm not talking about as a form of a prison, i'm saying for help. and i think it's something we have to really look at. the whole concept of mental institutions. >> president adding that he's very concerned about the second amendment. in the past he's backed off background checks under pressure from the nra. a poll shows broad support for tighter gun laws including expanding background checks, red flag laws to prevent gun violence, voluntary gun buy backs and an assault weapons ban. show up or pay a price. thousands of union workers at
the pennsylvania shell petrochemical plant where president trump spoke last week were told if they didn't attend the event, they either had to use paid time off or receive no pay for the day. the company was first reported by the pittsburgh post ga zezet and workers were told anything appearing as resistance would be prohibited. the president told the crowd if union leaders didn't support him, they should vote them out. the talks about a u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan intensifying. president trump saying the u.s. cannot be withdrawn. >> we've really got it down to probably 13,000 people and we'll
be bringing it down more. we'll decide whether we stay or not. i'm not trusting anybody. it's a horrible situation that's going on in afghanistan. it has been for many years. >> the president's remarks coming off a suicide bomb attack at a wedding in kabul this weekend. 63 people were killed. nearly 200 others injured. isis has claimed responsibility. nick peyton walsh has the latest for us. some uncomfortable alliances and no easy answers. >> reporter: this is a riddle which for 18 years has proven impossible for the united states to solve. the big problem is when you see scenes of violence like this. let's not talk about the picture without skipping over 63 deaths. that as i stay are thelinging numb -- that is a startling number. the suicide bomber walked into a
wedding hall, the male section. they're partitioned in afghanistan and choosing the most crowded place he could to blow himself up. the wedding band was killed outride. the particular minority that isis hates, shia were being tor targeted there. it brings into mind how regular the devastation is. we see blasts two or three times a week in kabul. forget about it happening nationwide and in afghanistan. some say that's why there's an emergency. simply this kind of violence is unsustainable. in fact, it's increasing. all sides militarily trying to show their muscle as the negotiations continue. isis aren't part of the talks. the troubling thing after this wedding blast is many involved in the peace deal said, you know what, we all have to work together to defeat isis. that sounds good but it doesn't
halt it. what happens in the days ahead? we've heard donald trump talking about how troop levels are down to 13,000. he let slip in a fox news recently that it may be down to 8 or 9,000 already. it's unclear what number they want to keep there, what number is already there. the question is what kind of deals did the americans make with the taliban? there's an ee normt mouse problem with the peace deal many afghans feel because it's between the americans and taliban. not with the afghans. many are concerned if there's a cease-fire between the americans and the taliban, that leaves the taliban free to go after the afghans. there is no perfect solution. the americans canned say that forever but in the next weeks or suh we have to work out what compromise the united states feels they can make with the
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welcome back. a leaked british government memo suggests serious chaos in the event of a no deal brexit. the worst case scenario outlined in the sunday times as it all ticks down to no brexit day. we are less than three months to go before the u.k. leaves the e.u. with or without an agreement in place. what is this memo saying? >> reporter: alison, this memo was known as operation yellow hammer. it pretty much lays out what the
government thinks could happen in a no deal scenario. it will put them on the world trade organization soon. the minimum possible basic scenario. this is the first time we've seen what the government itself actually thinks could happen. this would be a lot of long lines at ports of entry for trucks coming in. they have to go through customs checks if they're on a world trade organization basis. that could mean fresh food being on a shortage. medicines having a hard time getting there. passengers coming in at airports and train stations. they're going to have a hard time. fuel could become less available. there could be the hard border with the u.k. and that's very important for the politics and tensions there. the sunday "times" said this was put together just this month. the government is saying that it's old. michael gove is the secretary in charge of no deal preparations. a lot of this has happened in the last three weeks.
a lot of people saying this is a three-week old document. this was a worst deal scenario. boris johnson is going to berlin to speak to leaders there to convince them that the e.u. should change the version of the deal to get at something that the u.k. would agree to, so there wouldn't be a no deal scenario. boris johnson predicated his prime ministerial career that they will leave the e.u. >> thanks, hadas gold. a search for two firefighters missing in the atlantic ocean continuing for the fourth day. they set sail on friday and there hasn't been word from them since. the coast guard using boats and planes in the search. civilian boats are helping as well. they've covered 20,000 miles of ocean from florida to south carolina. firefighters have been helping
in the search. a new york city police officer who died by suicide last week had his weapons taken away twice only to have them returned. officer robert echevaria, a 25 year veteran of the force, is the ninth member of the department to kill himself this year. his sister eileen said she warned the department her brother was a danger to himself and others twice over the past seven years. most recently in june she told the nypd's internal affairs bureau her brother was suicidal. she says her email led to a psychiatric evaluation where her brother's guns were confiscated but they were returned soon after. nypd tells cnn the department is investigating. a 22-month-old girl died after being found unresponsive in a van outside a commuter rail station in new jersey. police are investigating the toddler's death but say no charges have been filed. heatstroke kills 38 children on
average each year according to the national safety council. 2018 was the deadliest year for child vehicular heatstroke. a total of 52 children died last year after being left in cars. the el paso man who lost his wife in a walmart mass shooting and invited the entire city to his funeral may have been the victim of car thieves. tv station is reporting that antonio vaskos suv was spotted. they towed the suv back to his home for free. he stood in front of his wife's casket for two hours friday hugging strangers. hundreds showed up for the service after he invited the public. >> boy, has he been through it. we need a go fund me for this man. good to see those hugs. ahead, an amazing milestone for mets rookie pete alatso.
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anthony rizzo was taking part in all of the fun. he was doing some sledding. then rizzo showing the little guys how it's done. he had a huge blast in the fifth inning. the ball went off the scoreboard so he ended up getting that ball back. he signed it and he told his teammate, he wanted to give it to the shortstop from japan. he thought he was going to be a good player. yu helped him translate and make it happen. fun night for all. cubs ended up winning 7-1. earlier in the day maddy freking becoming the first girl to play since 2014. freking entered in the second inning. got a batter looking. sixth girl to pitch at williams port. making a great play to end the inning. virginia would end up winning 11-0 ending freking and minnesota's run at the little league world series. peeta lonzo slugging his way into the record book.
alonzo crushing his 40th home run of the season. alonzo said afterwards this season has been a dream come true so far. the mets certainly are rolling. they won 11-5 over the royals. two games out of that wild card spot. another day, another turn in the antonio brown helmet saga. brown has once again left the raiders because he's not being allowed by the nfl to use yet again another old helmet. mike mayock said he's pretty much had enough of this. >> here's the bottom line, he's upset about the helmet issue. we have supported that. we appreciate that, okay, but we've -- at this point we've pretty much exhausted all avenues of relief. so from our perspective, it's time for him to be all in or all out. okay? so we're hoping he's back soon. we've got 89 guys busting their
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evidence of trouble on wall street and in the heartland. three planned mass shootings thwarted by police. one of them plotted by an admitted white supremacist. we're there for one reason. we don't want that to be a laboratory, okay? can't be a laboratory for terror. >> new urgency for a peace deal in afghanistan after a terror attack kills dozens at a wedding in kabul. and for the first time in five years, some girl power at the little league world series. welcome back to "early start" on a monday. i'm dave briggs. >> i'm alison kosik sitting in for christine romans. 30 minutes past the hour. the trade war with china is dragging on, rattling markets and businesses. white house trade advisor peter navarro insists tariffs aren't hurting anyone in the u.s., they're hurting china. >> that dog won't hunt. let's do some math here, right? you put on 10% tariffs on 200
billion -- >> are you saying their research is wrong? >> hang on. hang on. do some math with me. $200 billion and china devalues their currency. are consumers bearing anything on that? no. we have seen absolutely no evidence in the price data. >> no evidence he says. h'm. navarro says the president has the back of those farmers, but some of them don't see it that way. >> i go into the bank and i tell the farmer -- or the lender that i can't make my payment because we lost our market. banker's not going to tell me, you don't have to make your payment because you're a patriot. >> i sometimes stay up at night worrying about what the future does hold. you know, what do you tell your children that want to farm. >> last week the white house announced it's delaying tariffs on popular goods until december. president trump said he wanted
to make sure shoppers didn't feel the effects on holiday shopping. navarro denied that saying the delay was a goodwill gesture towards china as trade talks continue. the president remains optimistic touting the economy while once again falsely claiming china is paying the tariffs. following the mass acres, three men were arrested after they expressed interest in shootings or threatened to carry them out. in all three cases authorities were alerted by members of the public, the latest coming in ohio. a self-described white nationalist is accused of threatening to shoot up a jewish community sen it in youngstown, ohio. james rioradan attended a unite the right rally and made his views known in a "national geographic" rally. >> i want a homeland for white people. >> police were tipped off by an
instagram video. we'll hear from paolo sandoval. >> reporter: dave and alison, in light of the latest mass shootings, these are disturbing. james riordan was named in ohio as a suspect. the jewish community center of youngstown was tagged in the caption. the caption also implies that the gunman in the video would be the shooter behind a potential attack on the center. riordan has been charged with telecommunications harassment. police serving a warrant and they found a gas mask, bayonet, rifles. the fbi has interviewed riordan but at this point they have not pressed any federal charges. look at this body camera video from florida showing the arrest of a 25-year-old believed to have threatened to have committed a mass shooting.
tristan wicks of daytona beach was arrested by police. he is it's want to break a world record from the largest confirmed kill. volusia county said the girlfriend turned him in. >> she went to a local municipality, showed the text messages. four municipalities got involved. he is the profile of a shooter. he's 24 years old, he lost his job, he lost his girlfriend. he's depressed. >> reporter: one more note on this case wicks has told detectives he does not own any firearms, however, he was fascinated with mass shootings according to investigators. finally, let me take you to connecticut where another man was arrested on thursday where he also showed interest in carrying out a mass shooting.
brandon wagshal was arrested on weapons charges in norwalk, connecticut. he was buying parts online and looking to assemble his own weapon. police learned he posted messages on facebook where he said he wanted to carry out a mass shooting. we should mention, dave and alison, that he remains behind bars at this hour. meantime, president trump appearing to back away after he said he was open to the idea. speaking sunday the president emphasized the need on what he says is a very big mental health problem. >> congress is going to be reporting back to me with ideas and they'll come in from democrats and republicans, and i'll look at it very strongly. but just remember, we already have a lot of background checks, okay? these are people that have to be in institutions for help. i'm not talking about as a form of a prison, i'm say saying for
help. and i think it's something we have to really look at. the whole concept of mental institutions. >> the president adding that he's very concerned about the second amendment. in the past he's backed off background checks. former vice president dick cheney and his daughter liz cheney will host a fund-raiser today for the rnc and the trump re-election campaign. white house advisors ivanka trump and jared kushner are expected to attend as special guests. administration officials are prohibited from campaigning in their official capacity. kevin mcarthur --
>> when talks about withdrawal from afghanistan intensifying, the president says the country cannot be, quote, a laboratory for terror. >> we've really got it down to probably 13,000 people, and we'll be bringing it down a little bit more and then we'll decide whether or not we'll be staying longer or not. i'm not trusting anybody. look, i'm not trusting anybody. it's a horrible situation that's going on in afghanistan, it has been for many years. >> the president's remarks coming after a suicide bomb attack at a wedding in kabul this weekend where 63 people were killed. almost 200 others were injured. isis has claims responsibility. nick peyton walsh has the late
december. the timing coming into question, isn't it. >> when are we going to hear the bare bones of what this is. >> reporter: the back drop to these negotiations which we understand are continuing now essentially increases in violence. while the isis militants are behind this devastating attack in the wedding hall are not part of the peace deal, they're still trying to make their presence felt in the country. everybody, frankly, is trying to show their military muscle. this particular blast is important to pause to talk about the five dozen plus lives that were lost in this. walking straight into the heart of the male section of a wetting. they're separated in afghanis n afghanistan. and blowing himself up. afghans are used to hearing a
blast and seeing the daily toll but really moments like this. suh devastating in the sheer wanton desire to take as mean lives as possible. this is the real reason why we need a deal. so know can focus on this extreme fundamentalist. the tally ben for a year of years have melted al qaeda. why should washington make a deal with peer essentially. we have some trouble iing leavi the afghan government to talk afterwards with the taliban and take them alone on the
battlefield. donald trump has it in his mind now. a couple of tweets over the last 72 hours or so. they'll go down to 13,000 while in the fox news interview, they're down to 8 or 9,000. this is a seminole moment for america's longest war. the violence has never been so bad. things like what happened in the weekend and wedding are it's a case of what america leaves behind as to whether or not they have to eventually go back to try to clean up the mess that it left behind. back to you. >> that is a key question. nick peyton walsh, thank you very much. they braved torrential rain and threats from the chinese government, but is there measurable progress for pro democracy protesters in hong kong? cnn live there next.
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5:45 eastern time. 5:45 p.m. hong kong. that's where hundreds of thousands of peaceful protesters returned to the streets on sunday. look at these images. a massive show of solidarity for a movement that appeared to lose support after 11 weeks. demonstrators defied torrential rain and menacing threats from the chinese government. president trump says china needs to avoid a hostile intervention. >> it does put pressure on the trade deal. if they do something negative, it puts pressure. i think it would be much harder for me to sign a deal if he did something violent in hong kong. >> okay. ben we had me wedeman live in h. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dave. what we saw yesterday was a massive show of support for the protest movement that's been going on for more than two months in hong kong.
according to the organizers of yesterday's march and protest it was 1.7 million people on the streets. that's basically 25% of the population participating. what was significant was there was no violence. not a single tear gas round was fired. there was not a single arrest. the police saying that if there's no violence from the police, they will use no force. and it certainly does open up the possibility that the government, having seen the streets can protest calmly and peacefully, that they might be able to respond in kind to the demands of the protesters, but at the end of the day, dave, if
there is a chie neas intervention in hong kong, that could spell trouble not only between the united states and china but for china's position worldwide. but at this point after this peaceful weekend of protests, it does not appear that that eventuality is about to happen. dave? >> republican senator lindsey graham adding to the chorus saying this is a defining moment in trump's presidency. ben wedeman live in hong kong. thank you. let's get a check on cnn business this morning. let's take a look at markets around the world. green arrows there. asian stocks beginning the week on a higher note. wall street, checking out futures there. looks like we see a positive open before the bell. last week's stock gave us whiplash. despite friday's gains, the dow fell 1.5% for the week. the s&p is lower.
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good morning. >> alison and dave, good morning. it was a wild day of rain. over 200 severe weather reports to be had across the country. just about every single one of them related to wind, large hail and one report of a tornado across the state of illinois. powerful winds generally over 55 miles per hour. a lot of damage across the gulf coast and the northeast as well. a lot of active weather still in place. expect a few scattered showers and the line of thunderstorms arriving around the major metro cities. not much juice left as we go into monday and tuesday. generally the same areas, monday, tuesday, wednesday will be impacted whether it's the plains, midwest or parts of the northeast. the risk is marginal to slight at best. the trend is such. big-time heat across texas and oklahoma into the triple digits.
in the northeast to washington into the upper 90s. dna may finally bring closure to a rape case that was cold for 36 years. a florida woman woke up to a stranger sexually assaulting her in coral springs in 1983. dna was collected but technology at the time could not identify a suspect. the case went cold nm the victim reached out to police in march after seeing dna used. they linked it to timothy norris who is serving in west virginia. he's been charged with sexual battery waiting extradition in florida. new video shows two good samaritans rescuing a wheelchair bound woman after she rolled off a cruise ship dock. he was playing music when he
heard a loud scream. he saw people running, including his friend randolph donovan, who jumped in and got the woman out of her sinking chair. then hamilton jumped in and started kicking furiously to keep them all above water. onlookers helped get everyone back up to safety. nearly 4 tons of marijuana found inside a shipment of jalapenos from mexico to the u.s. discovery was made when a truck driver was flagged for a secondary inspection at a border crossing in california last week. border patrol agents discovered 314 large wrapped packages of marijuana worth $2.3 million. earlier more than 10,000 pounds of marijuana was seized from a shipment of plastic auto parts at the same facility. workers in the u.s. left a record 768 million days on the
books. 55% of workers say they failed to use all of their vacation days. one of the main reasons? the number of earned be days off are increasing faster than people are using them. >> christine romans uses all of them. >> so do i. legendary sportscaster jack whitaker has died. >> you and i are the beneficiaries of it. i think we're going to see one whale of a ball game. >> whitaker covered everything including the first super bowl and secretary yiat's triple cro race. he was honored with the emmy of sports lifetime achievement and inducted into the sports broadcasting hall of fame. whitaker was a decorated world war ii veteran. he was 95. minnesota's maddy freking, remember that name. she became the 19th girl to play
in the little league world series over the weekend and the sixth to pitch. she got her team out of a tight spot and throwing the runner out at the plate. bad news, her minnesota team lost 11-0. >> i won't forget her name. >> she is outstanding, great pitching. thanks for joining us. i'm alison kosik. >> i'm dave briggs. here's "new day." i don't see a recession. >> we're doing tremendously well. >> this trade wa are is not working. it is hammering the hell out of farmers across this country. our economy is soaring. it's the best it's ever been. >> people don't realize we have very strong background checks right now. >> we've got a vast majority of american support that still haven't gotten done. three potential mass shootings foiled by police. >> the fbi is nervous about this threat. this is "new day" with alison camerota and john berman.
>> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." monday, august 19th. 6:00 here in new york. i was i got an anchor, it's a henna tattoo, so it won't last forever. but it feel like for these times and figuratively, we should have an anchor. >> and you should bathe. >> that's my plan. >> a growing number of economists feel we are turning to a recession. but the white house doesn't see it. or dunt want to see it? they're not entitled to their own facts. the white house