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why in the world would they do this? well, you can blame florida. florida has decided to push its primary up to the end of january. so now let the dominoes fall where they may. so iowa could possibly want to
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move their primary to earlier than new hampshire since they are traditionally the first state to vote. iowa, new hampshire, aren't the only ones a little upset over what florida is doing. cnn's shawna shepherd joins me from south carolina. the site of what is the first southern primary. good morning to you. are they talking as well about what they might do and how much they might move their primary up? >> reporter: they're absolutely talking about it, and they're going to try to make sure that they get their voice heard. they're not happy with florida's decision, and they really want to hold on to that, that title of the first primary in the south and they're going to do whatever they can to make sure that they don't lose that title. >> we talk about what the states are going to do, but, also, what are the candidates going to do now? this could cut off your campaigning time and for some people who are not in the race or haven't made up their minds yet, they better hurry up. >> absolutely. there are a number of candidates that have built a pretty
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significant ground campaign here. they have headquarters in the capital. columbia, and if there's a compressed timeline on the primary it's going to be a lot harder for candidates to campaign in south carolina and then make the other states like florida. a state like south carolina is really concerned that candidates are going to bypass south carolina, or could bypass south carolina caroand go to states w they can get to more voters. south carolina is concerned about losing their voice, so to speak, and they -- like i said, they are going to be a thorn in florida's side, just like florida's been a thorn in their side and make sure that they don't get stomped on. >> shawna shepherd in south carolina. we'll continue to check in with you throughout this political season which seems to be starting earlier and earlier. next hour, herman cain found new-found momentum. the big win in florida is making
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people take notice. more on that next hour. well, at four minutes past the hour now we turn to afghanistan where another major blow has been delivered to terrorism. nato is saying that they have captured a senior haqqani network leader. he's been captured in a joint nato and afghan operation. this person is haji mali khan, a khani commander. caught in a province on tuesday. this haqqani network is affiliated with al qaeda. an important get according to the nato folks. a live report from kabul in our 10:00 hour. now, a warning to tell you about this morning. the fbi and department of homeland security are telling local law enforcement to be prepared for a possible retaliatory attack connected to the cia drone strike that killed anwar al awlaki. one of al qaeda's leading voices in the arain bien peninsula.
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the warning sent to local police -- we assess that al awlaki's standing as a preeminent english-language advocate of violence could trigger hves to take violent action to avenge his death. that's the abbreviation for home-grown violent death. no response to his death, we are concerned about the possibility that autonomous extremists might react violently and warn about the possible use of biological or chemical agents in any kind of attack. along with al awlaki, khan, considered an important person in the al qaeda command. just who is that, though? we'll explain at the bottom of the hour. we go to charlotte, north carolina, where khan once lived. five past the hour. american college student
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amanda knox may spend the weekend in an italian prison, appealing her murder conviction in the death of her roommate. the verdict could come as soon as monday. matthew chance is there for us. good morning to you. what are we expecting to see in that courtroom on monday? >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you, t.j. amanda knox is going to stand up's in that courtroom on monday and really make what is being described here at the speech of her life, because she's got 15 minutes to make a plea of innocence that could turn to the jury and the judges looking after this appeal and appeal to them to set her free, to appeal to them and say that she didn't commit this killing. she's been saying it all along. that she didn't have anything to do with the killing of her flatmate, herroommate, mayorith kmayorith meredith kercher. after that, her former boyfriend will be making his plea of innocence to the courts as well. the jury will then retire, consider what they want to do
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about think, and then the judge will come back and make his ruling. it's a high-stakes game, because it could mean amanda knox, of course, walking out of the jail near perugia or spending many, many more years behind bars here. >> if once again she's found guilty and they don't let her go, does she have any other appeal opportunities about that? >> reporter: one further appeal that she can take, and that's to the high court, the supreme court, rather in italy nap would be, i suppose, with several months, but it would mean, of course, she would have to stay in prison in the meantime. it's not altogether clear, the judge, looking at these two options. he could decide after hearing the prosecution and defense to find amanda guilty of a lesser crime and simply slash her sentence, another apgs for the judge to consider as he decides
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his ruling. >> all right. matthew chance for us this morning. thank you once again. we'll have much more of the amanda knox trial next hour. looking for those who called her the she devil and other outrageous claim. search past the hour now. take a look what we're seeing on lake michigan. a dangerous place for joggers and bicyclists. look at this. wind-whipped waves crashing ashore there? authorities closed that stretch of the lake front for the rest of the day. wind blamed for knocking out power to thousands of folks there, as we say good morning to reynolds wolf there. what's going on there? >> low pressure right off parts of lake michigan with the wrap-around winds, pushing the water. water stacked up. waves out there, t.j., in excess of 20 to 30 feet that lashed both sides of lake michigan. in parts of illinois and into michigan itself. yeah, kind of a dangerous situation there.
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thankfully, weather should improve today. things might get worse in places like bermuda, compliments of hur karo feeli feel-of--of--of--of- hurricane ophelia. and anytime you have college football to me, it's a holiday. we'll take a look at that coming up in 15 minutes. nine minutes past the hour and you -- you may be part of a new food-born bacteria and might not know it yet. talking about tainted cantaloupes that could make you sick even months from now. we'll have the cdc warning. also, a small plane crashed into a ferris wheel in australia and for an hour and a half, passengers of the plane and riders on that ferris wheel were just dangling there in midair. also this morning, an
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improves skin's health in one day, with significant improvement in 2 weeks. i found a moisturizer for life. [ female announcer ] only from aveeno. 11 minutes past the hour pap look at stories making news cross country. we begin in the nation's capitol. engineers are giving the washington monument a thorough checkup following that 5.2 eth dwhak rumbled through much of virginia august 3rd. amazing to see some of the pictures of some of these daredevil engineers, rappelling down the side of this landmark. some of the pictures they've didn't taking up top or remarkable. you see some in the pictures there. yeah. that's the work they're having to do from up at the top. going through and checking stone by stone a lot of cracks. a lot of things they're trying
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to remove that were loosened. some of the rock, some of the stone that was loosened up, but amazing work. these are engineers up there doing this, but that work will continue the next couple of weeks. also police in boek raton, florida, have this dash cam video showing the rescue of a 6-year-old boy pinned under a car wednesday morning when he tripped and fell. officers and bystanders lifted the car and pulled him to safety. the boy is expected to make a full recovery. also, u.s. navy captain and navy astronaut mark kelly calling it quits. today he retires from the military and the space agency. he commanded the spay shuttle "endeavour" this summer and is the husband of arizona congresswoman gabby giffords, still recovering from that gunshot wound she suffered in january. the couple is writing a memoir expected to be published next month. and important alert about cantaloupes. check the ones you have in your home and you may need to throw
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them out. if it's a cantaloupe from jensen farms in colorado, get rid of it. 15 people died from an outbreak of listeria linked to the tainted cantaloupes. another 80 people got sick. the cdc says you may already be infected with this bacteria but you just don't know it yet. >> it can take a week to three weeks after you eat a contaminated product before you become ill and can take as much as two months to become ill. furthermore, some people may still have the jensen's farm cantaloupe in their refrigerators. if you have a cantaloupe labeled as something other than jensen farm, then it's okay to eat, but if the label looks like this, that's what the jensen farm label looks like, then it is not safe to eat. throw it out. >> now, the listeria bacteria usually causes flu-like symptoms and it can be deadly. more than two weeks ago, all the
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tainted cantaloupes are probably off store shelves now. keep in mind, if you ate one weeks, even a couple of months ago, it might take a while before you actually feel ill. listeria fears are also behind a ral of bad lettuce from a california company. true leaf farms are recalling thousands of bags of shredded romaine lettuce shipped to 19 states and canada, a use by date of september 29th. boy, you don't see this every day and certainly don't want to see this. an ultra light plane crashing into a ferris wheel at a small town fair in australia. the plane barely missed a 9-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl, tangled up in a ferris wheel and dangled there for an hour and a half. the kids were finally rescued. the pilot and passenger of the plane rescued as well. would you believe, nobody injured in this thing. suffering not one but two hurricanes with a week. a double dose of misery. plus, the philippines. that, plus the forecast closer to home. stay with me. nose. really?
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all right. 16 past the hour. whether there are not one but two typhoons over just the past days? trying to recover from tuesday's typhoon got hit with another tropical cyclone. this time it was a little stronger, a super typhoon roared ashore earlier this morning and has taken a similar track from its predecessor and triggered more flooding in already
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saturated areas. at least 40 people died between both of these storms. if you'd like to help the people there in the philippines there is a way you can. click on the cnn.com/impact and you'll see how you can make a difference. a host of organizations dedicated to helping people who need it most. again, cnn.com/impact. all right. say good morning once again to reynolds wolf. you are keeping an eye on things. tropical weather in a second. everybody's been telling me about this picture you're about to show me. >> it's cool. let's show people. >> what am i seeing here? >> what you are seeing, actually a shot from reporter david hatfield. you look at it, the glowing effect. it's the beach in southern california. the blue glow you're seeing is caused by an algae. the ireporter says the sand leaves footprints when you walk up and down the beach. scientists say a weird example of bioluminescence. one of the most spectacular
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displays they've seen in southern california. this happens and can happen around the world. similar to what we have on the gulf coast called red tide, but this is harmless. if you go out there, step in, it's not going to hurt you. i wouldn't say you should drink it, but it's a neat effect. weren't of those things where nature can truly wow you. how can you not think that's cool? >> nature can wow you and scare you as well. what's happening out in the atlantic is a little scary. we might dodge a bullet, but bermuda might not? >> bermuda will get clipped a little by ophelia. waves, like a fortress. they can handle this. one of the cool things about bermuda is the people there can really, really deal with rough surf conditions. they're going to have rough surf then the storm will pass and weaken. another thing that's hazardous in parts of the northeast. we've been talking the last several weeks, actually for much of the last month, about the heavy rainfall in parts of new york and back into pennsylvania. today, they could see anywhere
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from two to three inches of additional rainfall. they don't need it. unfortunately that's in the forecast the next several days. something else that's neat popping up on radar. the southeast of pittsburgh, zoom in a little bit. maybe it's not going to let me do that. that's all right. show you best we can. seeing a little pink popping up there on the radar. that pink, frozen precipitation. getting a little bit of sleet up there. interesting to see that this morning as we enter the month of october. again, the big rainmaker, area of low pressure. the frontal boundary keeps ophelia away. high pressure building into places like chicago and across the great lakes. the central and western great lakes, fine. eastern great lakes, erie, buffalo, keep umbrellas handy. look what's happening up in parts of the northern rockies. namely, up towards billings.
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89. 65 in san francisco. showers expected in seattle and portland. planning on a picnic, make sure you get near the shelters, because the rain's going to be heavy at times. 71 memphis. 79 new orleans. atlanta 56 and miami with 90 degree. all right, t.j., you're up to speed. back to you. >> thank you, reynolds, kind sir. folks in the market, you want an ipad, you don't want to pay $500, $600, $700, $800-plus? amazon is coming to you with the new kindle fire, revealed and it's only $199. can you really compare these two? we'll do it next. which one do you need to go after? stay with me. an airline's job, is to take you from where you are... to where you need to be. and we're not just talking about points on a map. with a more intuitive delta website and mobile app...
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23 minutes past the hour. amazon introduced the kindle fire. it's smaller, cheaper than apple's ipad. it's $199. it's gawk oing to draw a lot of interest because of its price.
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pow does it stack up? mario armstrong is with me now. are you putting these in the same category? >> great question. ipad here. things like the barnes & noble here. i think a lot of people are getting confused. people want to match up and find an ipad killer. this is not an ipad killer. the way to match these two products up is on content and ecosystem. amazon has 17 million song, 1 million books, tv show, movies, all of these things that itunes also has, and that's where the battle's going to be. the content and the ecosystem. not the devices. >> let go right at it, then. we can show people the difference between these two. the ipad and the tablet. you go through these for me, and the obvious one for a lot of people is the price. $199. >> absolutely. >> you're going to be missing a lot of stuff you would get with the ipad? >> you will be. because it's two separate markets. i credit amazon, because they know their customer. again, a lot of people are
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complaining. i can't take pictures on the new kindle fire like on the ipad. can't record sound and have a microphone. that stuff doesn't matter to amazon. they are too smart. know their customer and their spending limit and know if they can get the customer in the door they'll make money off him in other area. they have their own app store. their own music service and tv service and all of these things. t.j., one big thing people of missing beyond the price tag is parents can't afford to buy these things for their kids. had i think how people were interact, this is a great opportunity to get kids into a tablet that can have information, educational and entertainment topic at a low price point. >> is the wi-fi part key for a lot of people? you can only do wi-fi with the kindle fire? >> yeah, you're right. only wi-fi, not 3g. here again that would have meant they had to get in bed with a carrier, brought in all of those problems and all of those issues
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and probably raised the cost a little bit. granted, they'll probably come out with something later on, end of this year or next year, maybe $50 or $75 that might have that built in. right now they're saying, look, wi-fi. use 3g or 4g, get a wi-fi card and create your own spot. we're not going that. we know our customer. >> is it in amazon's interests, like you said, they know their customer, who they're targeting. was it in there interests and did they try me and you and the rested of the country to talk about amazon, the kindle fire, versus the ipad 2 when they know it's not a direct competitor. just for people to hear that and hear the price point, yeah, let me go in that direction? >> funny you ling that up. i was at the press conference. on the stage, weren't of the images popped up with the usb of the ipad. talking about syncing
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technology. with the fire you'll be able to, watching a movie, you stop watching that movie, you can then watch that movie on your television set and pick up where you left off using this whisper sync technology. right now people are underestimating this. treating it like a nintendo wii in 2006. that's not going to blow up. you saw what happened. wii dominated a couple of years. this is the summer punch ever the taof the industry right now. blackberry cake out, on the day after, we're going to reduce our playbook by $200. >> where do you get this thing? kindle fire? >> am zopp.com, obviously. won't be available until november 19th, and a $70 e-book reader. they know how to get you into their ecosystem. this is something to reckon with, not something to shy away from. >> mario armstrong. good stuff this weekend.
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what a lot of people are talking about. you know floyd watches the show and he'll be after you. >> he does? like he said, protect yourself at all times against these other competitors. >> mario, thanks, as always. as you know, folks, you can see mario here every saturday morning. mario armstrong, the very latest in technology. thanks to him, as always. at 28 past the hour now, there was another american, the other american killed in that drone strike in yemen khan, used to live in charlotte, north carolina. what people are saying about him. stay with me. ♪ ♪ ♪ when your chain of supply ♪ goes from here to shanghai, that's logistics. ♪ ♪ chips from here, boards from there ♪ ♪ track it all through the air, that's logistics. ♪
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. bottom of the hour on this "cnn saturday morning." welcome back to you all. i'm t.j. holmes. thank you for spending part of your day here with us. the stories making headlines -- people may be infected with listeria from tainted cantaloupes and don't yo it yet because the bacteria can take up to two months to produce symptoms. the death toll is now up to 15. another 40 have gotten sick. the source of the listeria traced to jensen farms in colorado. and some bank of america
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customers are venting on twitter at least, but is bank of america actually listening to them? customers are furious that the bank is planning on charging them $5 a month to access their own money when they use debit cards, of course. a credit researcher told cnn money, they're going to leave the bank? most won't now, because changing banks is about hassle. he says they'll probably use credit cards instead, which may work in bank of america's favor anyway, because you're going to end up having to pay interest fees. also, troy davis' funeral set to begin in savannah, georgia flshgs 2 1/2 hours. executed last week for the 1989 murder of a police officer. a crime many around the world believed he did not commit, and he said even in his final moments that he did not commit that crime. last night davis' family and friends attended a memorial celebrating his life. cameras were not allowed inside the church. you're seeing video of people
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gathering for that memorial service. police around the country are being told terrorists could be preparing to attack in retaliation for the government's killing of one of their leaders. killed in yemen, the warning set by homeland security to police saying an wire al awlaki's death, with violent extremist content. they could be motivated to attack because of his popularity. another american was killed in that drone stripe. samir khan used to live in charlotte, north carolina, where he grew up. but he ended up growing up to edit al qaeda's english language magazine as well. our affiliate in charlotte talked to a spokesman for khan's family. >> reporter: we started off by ringing the doorbell of samir khan's parents' house knop answer. we talked with jibril, the
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spokesperson for the family. >> as you could imagine, if it was your child, a number of emotions. embarrassed, frustrated. >> reporter: saying the ideology he promoted was wrong. saying samir was dangerous but won't take the next step. >> reporter: was samir a terrorist? >> that's a good question. >> he definitely was a terrorist supporter. >> reporter: but you wouldn't say he was a terrorist? >> did he actually commit an act of terror? you know, i don't think it's ever been proven that he has. >> reporter: would propaganda, would the words he used against people online, would that not be considered an act of terror? >> i don't know. because he was doing the same thing while he was here. >> reporter: a backyard terrorist? >> while here, he should have been arrested, and tried for that. >> reporter: the federal government might agree with him on that point. listed at the number two guy of al qaeda when 2 came to
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propaganda. this woman couldn't believe we could track him down yet they couldn't. >> if he was the number two guy, how did federal intelligence let him get "way, hop a plane when i can find nim a parking lot? >> it's crazy. that's the thing. those are the questions i'm asking right now. >> reporter: jibril says he tried to counsel him years ago including samir's only father. it didn't work. even so, jibril says this is not a day to celebrate. >> reporter: some americans say this is a huge day to rejoice because he was dangerous, a terrorist and taken out along with al awlaki? >> i'm not one to rejoice in the loss of human life, regardless whether they had it coming or not. >> his family headed to yeppen in 2009. u.s. officials say short time later he became editor of that al qaeda magazine. 35 minutes past the hour now, and you may take driving or at least your right to drive, the privilege of driving, take it for granted, but in saudi
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spring saying what can we do to appease saudi arabian? far more optimistic, he really is reforming. look at king and his history of reform, trying his very bence against the conservatives with his own government. >> how much pressure was he under in allowing women to vote and you say he acted quickly to save this woman who was charged with driving. was he under pressure to commute his sentence as well? >> under pressure from women, remember, from the more conservative insisting woman should not drive. 's in a saudi arabian woman, they're you're seeing her driving, punishable by lashing. so she is rebelling against the law. up until june of this year, if a woman wanted to buy lingerie, a bra and panties, she would have to buy it from a male sales
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person. so in joune or july of this yea, king abdullah said at least female associates can sell in stores. reform is certainly being made. women have to have a male driver. ironic. why do you have a male driver for protection and all the other reasons, yet most of the male drivers come from other countries and are strange men. >> strangers, yeah. >> i spoke to the muslim women's rights acts viivist and she set allowing women to drive is very anti-muslim, because the prophet's first wife was considered the most powerful woman of mecca and definitely would not survive in saudi arabia today. >> all right. well, okay. a cynical look but an optimistic one as well. we'll have to wait a couple of years to see which view we should actually take. >> at least we know progress is being made. >> our "morning passport." thank you as always. we're 40 minutes past the hour now. maybe you weren't able to watch a lot of the trial of the
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doctor accused of being negligent in the death of michael jackson. well, we're going to get you caught up on everything that happened in that courtroom this week. your recap, coming up next. stay with us.
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at 42 minutes past the hour, the e.r. doctor who pronounced michael jackson dead testified the pop superstar had "signs of a dying heart." and was clinic little dead on arrival. a recap of the drama of week one and a look ahead of a week two of dr. conrad murray's involuntary manslaughter trial. >> reporter: t.j. in week one, of course, we heard a lot of testimony from prosecution witnesses that were at michael
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jackson's house or with him in the hours and days before his death, and those people that were there when michael jackson was unresponsive and they were trying to revive him. on friday we heard from those two paramedics that came to jackson's home and unsuccessfully tried to provide cpr to jackson. they testified to the jury that they thought jackson was cold to the touch and almost bluish in color, meaning that he may have been in that state for some time before they arrived, but the most compelling testimony prosecutors got out of those ambulance drivers or paramedics they said they asked dr. murray point blank, what have you given him? what drugs are in michael jackson's body, and dr. murray, they say, never mentioned propofol. well, next week we're likely to hear from the doctors at the ucla medical center, and they are expected to tell a very similar story. that when jackson arrived with murray in the ambulance, they, too asked, what have you given him? and in was no mention of
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propofol. that, of course, prosecutors would hope to show a sign that murray was trying to cover up his tracks, that he was using propofol with michael jackson which is highly irregular and, of course, is the reason he's on trial because it caused michael jackson's death. next week we'll likely hear from a couple detectives assigned to this case and we may also hear from a couple of dr. murray's girl friends. one of those girlfriends lives here in los angeles. that's where dr. murray had all of that propofol shipped to. the other in houston, texas. she was the woman that murray was on the phone with when he realized that michael jackson was in trouble. t.j.? >> all right. thanks to our ted rowlands. much more in the next hour. former district attorney, looking at the prosecution's strategy in the case. up next, something i want you to stick around for. there was a great, great moment at the beginning of last night's rangers/rays baseball game. a little boy and his hero got to
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has now, he's out at the red sox manager. he's losing his job after they went on this historic slide that kept them out of the playoffs, but listen to this, folks. he was with the team for eight years. they hadn't won a championship in, i'm told, 86 years before he got there, and then he won two -- two -- world series and now is out after one slit. they lost 20 of their last 27 game. played their way out of the american league playoff. listen. >> i felt frustrated with, like i just said, my inability to reach maybe guys that i've been able to in the past, or affect the outcome a little bit differently. and that bothers me. >> heartbreaking. that bothers me. >> different culture in boston. >> it is. you think how far they've come. how close the red sox came and
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it fell apart. think about ted williams for years coming so close and could never do it against the cardinals. again in '78, against the yankees they lost the opportunity. and then you have the guy, takes you to the promised land not once but twice in eight years. wow. >> thanks for your time, francona. another story. playoffs started last night. the rays/rangers game. showing you this. you may remember this moment back in july. at the ballpark in arlington, texas. rangers fan shannon stone a firefighter, trying to catch that ball tossed into the stands by outfielder josh hamilton. they don't show the rest of that video, but it shows him tumbling some 20 feet down on his head. his son right next to him. the firefighter died. remember this story when it happened. moving you forward to last night. his son cooper made his first trip back to the stadium last night, since his dad's death. look at what happened.
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>> serving the first pitch for game one of the -- [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> so you see what happened. they brought him out, essentially to start this year's playoff season. there he is throwing out the first pitch and he got to throw it to his favorite player, josh hamilton, who, of course, is the guy who tossed the ball up into the stands that his dad was going after. you see some people in the stands there just in tears last night at this moment. >> how could they not be? >> just gives you chills. >> beautiful, touching moment. >> tough for the family. tough for the wife, the mother, the son. josh hamilton, you mentioned, for the team in general. but certainly a beautiful thing to see last night. >> love that picture of the two. him down on his knee right next to the little guy, then the picture of the hug. you can't beat this stuff. unfortunately the rangers didn't have a good game last night. got beat 9-0. still, this moment was work it
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for a lot of folks. you mentioned earlier, this guy has a lot of form. >> clearly. you see people that seem to be great athletes, it's in the dirt. terrible. this kid goes up, thunder bolt for an arm. >> great, great for him. talking baseball. more baseball this weekend, but today is a football saturday. >> absolutely. take a look at the slate we have in terms of games. starting off with kentucky and lsu. playing in baton rouge. always a dangerous place to play for visitors at night. this is going to be a day game. kickoff after noon. temperature 76 degrees. wind north-northeast 5 to 10. a little chilly, have gumbo. warm you up. crimson tide of alabama against the florida gators. interesting. the florida coach was saban, kicking off in the swamp. temperature 66 degrees. next game up on the docket
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covering weatherwise, near and dear to your heart. playing at the jerry dome in texas. aggies part of the sec in an sec match with the arkansas razorbacks, trying to get back. temperure 63. i know where t.j. will be for this. of course, auburn and south carolina, boy, a tough game. kickoff, 3:30. temperature 55 degrees. a revenge game for south carolina. they've lost the last two meetings. in fact, south carolina has not beaten auburn since the 1930s. if you're steve spurrier, any of those guys, the running back, they're on for blood. this is going to be like -- just a brutal slug match. >> weather's not much of a factor in any of these games? >> should not be. maybe a little breezy in the afternoon. comes down to a kick in the late stages of the game. >> auburn will be fortunate -- >> another story, careful with
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our words. gotten a lot of you all talking. we've seen your reaction. i've gotten it online this morning. but the story is, you can say "i do" but not until "death do us part." couples in mexico city who want to get married but not forever, may be able to soon get a temporary marriage license. the lawmakers there are considering this proposal to allow couples to decide on their length of their commitment. they had a big issue there with divorce. they said, hey, instead of having to go through a messy divorce, get a marriage license for two years, essentially. and test it out. then you can renew. if you don't like it after two years you don't have to go through a messy divorce. just walk away from that commitment. 's that got a lot of you all out there talking. this morning. we read your comments. for the most part, people don't think this is a good idea. you don't think so, either? >> it's weird. almost like you're buying a car, a lease, with an option to buy. you sgloe it seems kind of
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strange. it you're one of those people that consider the wedding ring the world's tiniest handcuff, people may think that way. if you have a good marriage, i'm fortunate i do. not an option for me, but some people might. >> let me show you, cary sent a tweet. why not? only good seven year, then you have to reinvest again. okay. you like that one. here's another from bob. it sure would keep you on your toes. especially if there was a penalty for early withdrawal. right? you've got to stay on top of things. you want to hold on to that woman or man. >> i'm not saying anything. >> and from randolph. a very bad idea, t.j. it's notic like you just said, leasing a vehicle. it's marriage in front of god and your family and friends. is not a test. >> i don't know, though. no? >> this has -- you're per pleshgsed by this. >> because there might be good
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in this, give than people walk into relationships and making commitments before god and family then walk away in a year. maybe you could test it out. walk away in a year or two and it not be so messy. try it out. if not, okay. >> are you saying you want to test this out? >> i'm a year and a half in. so, i got six months left. see how this goes. all right, reynolds. thank you. we might have a new holiday tradition coming your way. you can head to the mall, then you led to the voting booth. one state proposing a december primary. you could be voting in the 2012 presidential race this year. 2011. stay with us. >> is your phone ringing? >> no. we're making tomorrows like clockwork. ♪ for all the different things our customers planned for. like a college education. or, the perfect wedding. ♪ ♪ i love ya, tomorrow! [ male announcer ] we're making them a better financial future.
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a check from christine romans what's coming up on "your bottom line." >> do american schools need to be reengineered to prepare our kids for math? we have elmo on the show. and the old debate. is college worth it. richard branson, steve jobs, they don't have a college degree. hey. why do you need one? and millions learning for free. what you can learn all coming up at 9:30 a.m. that's eastern. t.j.? we're at the top of the hour on this cnn zchl zm-of--of- "saturday morning." tainted cantaloupes keep surfacing because the bacteria
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can nk cinc incubate up to two and the philippines hit by a second typhoon in less than a week. it made landfall today that killed at least one person and expected to batter the knt with fierce wind and heavy rain through the weekend. er in typhoon hit tuesday killing at least 52 people. and in italy, amanda knox's appeal expected to wrap up monday when we'll hear from amanda knox herself during closing statements. serving a sentence for murder of her roommate meredith kercher. politics now -- politics and primaries. new hampshire says, hey, the holiday season and voting go hand in hand. they're now threatening to move their primary to december. they're doing this, why? you guessed it. florida. florida has made the decision to move its primary up to january
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31st. they want to have more of a say in picking the nominees and want to go earlier. we have a domino effect that's going to take place. other states could go earlier and earlier and earlier, and, yes, people in this country could be voting for a 2012 candidate in 2011. weren't of the candidates we're talking about, herman cain. seems like he just came out of nowhere lately. he wasn't even registering, it seemed, on in national polls. lately he's jumped into the top tier. this happened after that surprising win in last weekend's florida straw poll. he says it shows his candidacy cannot be ignored anymore. what did he do last night? he stopped by "the tonight show" where he talked about his executive experience. >> i worked for the pillsbury company, worked up to vice president and went to another corporation, climbed the ladder again. became the vice president of that corporation. a good job there, made me president and ceo of godfather's pizza. from there, president of the national restaurant association.
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i've had over 40 years of executive experience. >> right. there you go. so -- what you're saying is, if you're elected president, nobody's going to starve to death. right? >> no. they won't starve to death, because i'm going to make sure they can get a job. >> okay. really? >> make sure they get a job. >> all right. cnn political producer shannon travis joins me from des moines. shannon, good to see you once again. fine to talk burgers and pizzas, but does that mean he's a viable candidate? >> well, t.j., i mean, if you've made it on to jay leno, i guess that means you are a viable candidate. remember, she was spoofed on "snl" last week and went on the "tod "today" show and said, hey, ice loved the spoof. herman cain's candidacy has been taking fire. he upset rick perry in that florida straw poll. also, his 999 economic plan has
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been catching fire. it offers a 9% national sales tax and 9% individual income tax and he's been rising up in the polls. he is becoming more and more of a viable candidate to a lot of people, and let's be honest. let's be honest here, t.j., he's the only african-american in this republican race. that makes some very attractive, to a lot of people to potentially go up against president obama. >> does it make him attractive possibly if he doesn't make the nomination to be on the short list of vp candidate? >> excellent question. you know i've been covering herman cain a long time. his people say absolutely he's running for the number one spot. all will tell you that. privately i have spoken with some herman cain supporters who say, you know what? if he doesn't make it in that number one spot for president, possibly someone will consider him for the number two spot as a vice president. >> all right. one other thing.
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since you are in iowa and will be there for some time, we're talking about this primary calendar now. new hampshire is making a move because florida made a move. new hampshire talking about possibly putting their primary at the end of the year in december. that means iowa would have to move its caucuses. they do the first voting. so the iowa caucus, coming up, what? next week? >> it's like a game of leapfrog, t.j., because florida has done what it's done basically trying to establish it on january 31st. awful the other states, new hampshire, south carolina i wa, nevada, basically said we're going to move our calendar up together. we don't know the dates yet, as you just said, we could be looking at voting this year in december, just a few months from now. iowa's gop chairman is saying, look, we will preserve our first in the nation vote. the caucuses they traditionally hold. we don't know what the dates are, but they are definitely intent on keeping their first in the nation voting status. t.j.? >> shannon travis.
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always good to have you from iowa this morning. we'll check in again. four minutes past the hour. let's turn to afghanistan. word of another big blow in the fight against terrorism. the international security assistance force says a senior haqqani network lead hear been captured in a joint nato and afghan operation. this haqqani network is an independent insurgent group with close ties to the taliban. the isaf says haji mali khan, a commander in afghanistan, caught in afghanistan's paktia province tuesday. a live report in our 10:00 hour. now we turn to another story of a blow against terrorism. the fbi and department of homeland security are telling local law enforce nont be prepared for possible retaliatory attacks connected to the cia drone strike that killed anwar al awlaki. he was weren't of al qaeda's leading voices in the arabian peninsula. a warning, we assess that al
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awlaki's standing as a preeminent english-language advocate of violence could trigger hves to take violent action to avenge his death. hve, homegrown violent extremists. also, while there is no information suggesting retaliatory activities, we are concerned extremists might react violently and use biological and chemical agents in any kind of attack. the killing of al awlaki opened the debate about targeted killings especially when u.s. citizens are involved. al awlaki was a u.s. citizen, in fact. jessica yellin looks at how the white house is keeping quiet about the orders and the operation. >> reporter: t.j., national security experts say typically in a situation like this, there would be an administration-wide review, then the president would personally authorize the capture
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or killing of a terrorist like al awlaki. but in this instance, the white house is staying silent on all of it. it's president obama's latest successful strike on a wanted al qaeda terrorist. >> the death of al awlaki is a major blow to al qaeda's most active operational affiliate. al awlaki was the leader for al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. >> reporter: this time it's different. al awlaki was american. the first u.s. killing of an american target with no trial, no indictment. >> the problem here is that the u.s. has done something that i don't think it's ever done before. it has killed one of its citizens somewhere else around the world without any due process at all. this is about rule of law and this is about rules, to keep us all safe. >> reporter: warren's organization sued to take al awlaki off a terror kill list and lost. the white house wouldn't offer a legal justification for targeting an american. >> this goes to the assumptions
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about the circumstances of his death and i'm not going to address that. i'm not going to speak hypothetically. >> reporter: an adviser to the u.s. state department explained the government's logic for killing anyone on the terrorist capture or kill list regardless of nationality. >> a state engaged in armed conflict or in legitimate self-defense is not required to provide targets or legal process before the state may use lethal force. >> reporter: there's no question this administration viewed al awlaki as a threat for some time. >> i actually consider al qaeda in the arabian principle with al awlaki with that organization probably the most significant risk to the u.s. homeland. >> reporter: politically, the white house has support from both parties, republican congressman peter king says, "it was entirely legal." from a top democrat -- >> it's legal, legitimate and we're taking out someone who has attempted to attack us on numerous occasions. >> reporter: so why won't the white house explain its legal
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justification for the killing? well that would be a tacited mission that the u.s. was involved in the killing, and it would seem the obama administration wants to distance itself from an action the yemeni people could perceive as foreign intervention in their country. t.j.? >> thanks to our jessica yellin. nine minutes past the hour now. we've been telling you, check the cantaloupes. cdc says if it came from jensen farms in colorado, get rid of it. period. 15 people have died from an outbreak of listeria linked to the tainted cantaloupes. more than 80 people have gotten sick. the cdc says you may be infected right now. you just don't know it yet. >> it can take a week to three weeks after you eat a contaminated product before you become ill, and can take as much as two months to become ill. furthermore, some people may still have the jensen's farm cantaloupe in their refrigerators. if you have a cantaloupe that's
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labeled as something other than jensen farm, then it's okay to eat. but if the label looks like this, that's what the jensen farm label looks like, then it is not safe to eat, throw it out. >> listeria bacteria. usually causes flu-like symptoms but can be deadly. jensen farm recalled its rocky ford cantaloupe, although the tainted melons are believed to be off store shelves now. listeria fears behind bags of lettuce from a california company. true leaf farms is recalling tens thoufs of bags from shredded romaine lettuce. in canada it had a use by date of september 29th. a calf man crashed over a cliff, was missing for almost a week. his kids became little detectives and tracked him down, and now he is going to be okay. we'll tell you how they it. stay with me on this "cnn saturday morning." nee ♪ ♪ come at just the right speed, that's logistics. ♪
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well, 14 minutes past the hour now, and taking a look at stories making news cross country, and it's one of the great sites in america set to begin this morning. this morning in albuquerque, new mexico. more than 500 hot air balloons take off in the 40th annual international balloon festival. weren't of most spectacular displays in all of aviation. we'll hope to have pictures for you tomorrow.
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also, a missing man in california found alive by his children who tracked him down like they were little detectives. he's going to be okay. he's 67 years old and crashed his car down a ravine in the angeles national forest. had to survive almost a week. how did he do that? eating bugs and drinking creek water. three fractured ribs. broken arm, beat up pretty good. his three adult kids tracked him down, tracing cell phone calls, text messages and debit card purchases. >> we stopped at every ravine and looked over every hill and then my brother got out of the car and we kept screaming and the next thing we heard dad say, help -- help. >> all right. one other here for you. just looking like a fool with your pants on the ground. all right? the baggy -- this ban they have now on saggy pants is actually starting to pay off in albany, georgia. first time offenders are
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charged -- this is so ridiculous. they're charged $25 for a first offense. additional offenses can cost you ip to $200. this ban has been in effect for some nine months, and since then, they have collected about $4,000 in fines. all because we won't pull our pants up. wow. 16 minutes past the hour now. let me turn to a couple of major -- major -- high-profile legal cases going on. one, the michael jackson death trial in los angeles, and also the other, the amanda knox trial happening in italy. she's the american student convicted of killing her housemate back in 2009. her defense team summed up their case. the last thing judges will hear before making a decision, amanda knox herself. she'll plead her own case in court on monday. let me bring in, once again, attorney holly hughes. a friend on our "cnn saturday morning." could she save her own life in this case? >> she just might, t.j.
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it's going to be really important what she says. more important, he demeanor. how the jury perceives this woman, four years older, sitting in prison. gone is that sort of carefree young girl who came across as cold, indifferent. didn't really care. i think she's come to realize that her own affect and her own attitudes may have played a part in her conviction, more so than any physical evidence, t.j.? >> you were saying, this has now come down -- not come down to evidence anymore. it's a matter of her and her image and the perception the public and maybe even the jury has of her? >> absolutely. that's absolutely -- now, of course, the fact that a lot of the physical evidence has been debunked. all right? now, the prosecution put up some physical evidence. they said the dna is definitely the victim's. that's on the knife blade. and the dna on the handle is definitely amanda knox's. when the appellate judge appointed new dna experts we can't tell that that's the
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victim's dna. it's so little, can't truly be tested and could have even come from rye bread. the physical evidence plays into it, but it's coming down to image. we vote for people we like. we don't vote for people we don't like nap plays into the justice system, too. sadly, though. >> we're going to switch to michael jackson in a moment. the last thing on this and quickly, is they going to go up, a q&a or just stand up and essentially plead her case? >> she pleads her case. make as statement. speaks to those jurors and those judges and hopefully she'll say something that makes them vote in her favor. >> holly hughes isn't going anywhere. 18 past the hour. the other trial. michael jackson. we're going to take a look at that in just a moment after the break. so stay with us. 21 minutes .
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i'm joined by attorney holly hughes, switching now from the amanda knox trial to the cry of dr. conrad murray, accused of administering a lethal drug that killed michael jackson. a lot of of you may not be following every moment of testimony. try to get you caught up. you've been watching. what stood out for you? can we call something the moment of trial for you? >> absolutely. two wig moments. emotional, talking about little paris crying on the floor outside of her father's room. second point, big for the prosecution. a lot of talk about a condom catheter. you don't catheter -- put a catheter on someone that you expect is only going to be asleep for ten minutes. murray's defense team said in opening, only enough propofol to knock. out ten minutes. didn't give him all that
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propofol. why cath somebody for only 15 minutes? that's huge for the evidence. >> another part of evidence or the case against dr. murray is, hey, if you were trying to save his life, knew something was going on, instead of you picking up the phone and calling, what was his first thought? >> basically cover himself. he didn't call anybody. he said, get prince, get security, get the personal assistant. prince is a 12-year-old little boy. what in heavens is he going to do with his dead father in the room? it's terrible. he didn't call 911. there's a ten-minute gap. we hear he's on the phone talk to a girlfriend. that call drops off. all of a sudden he's gone. it isn't until ten minutes after she loses contact with dr. murray that someone else calls 911, and when the assistant comes into the room and security comes into the room, dr. murray is asking them, does anybody know cpr? t.j., this is is the doctor asking everybody in the room, do you know cpr? that doesn't instill confidence for me. i don't know. i'm just saying.
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>> it's what he did leading up to administering and what he did after that's going to play a big role here? >> absolutely big stuff. >> holly hughes. we'll see you plenty throughout this trial and as the amanda knox trial wraps up. go to you have back. >> thanks. 23 past the hour. video of casey anthony jurors and the public were not allowed to see, until now. we'll see her reaction when she heard the news that a child remains had been found near the anthony home. i'll show that to you coming up. hey, t.j. watching a couple of things out there. first and foremost, the possibility of heavy rainfall back in the northeast exactly where they don't need it, especially pennsylvania and new york and watching the tropics. two systems in the tropics keeping us busy. more coming up straight ahead.h t un-stuff your nose. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your stuffy nose. [ deep breath ] thank you! that's the cold truth!
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i tell you what i can spend. i do my best to make it work. i'm back on the road safely. and i saved you money on brakes. that's personal pricing. getting close to the bottom of 9 hour. reynolds wolf getting us caught up. >> start with the tropics.
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watching ophelia. category 3, winds 120 miles per hour. fairly close to bermuda, heavy waves going to strike parts of bermuda. it's built like a fortress. i can tell you firsthand being there last year for hurricane igor, this island will be read for it. trust me. skirting a little to the east. heavy rain, missing the brnt of the storm. that's the good news. watching another system that is lee, tropical storm. not expected to make landfall with the united states. expecting to stay away. winds currently 65 miles an hour and quite a bit of fluctuation. eventually a low and moving farther, east of bermuda once again. wrapping things up, expecting rain in parts of the northeast. possibly two to three inches of rain in spots they don't need in pennsylvania and new york. that's a wrap, t.j. >> reynolds, appreciate it. thanks so much. a look at some of the stories making headlines. newly released jailhouse
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surveillance of casey anthony. showing her rocking back and forth in the chair. this is the moment she found out the child's remains were found near the anthony home. the child later identified at her 2-year-old daughter caylee. the judge in the murder case ruled the tape was too inflammatory to be played in tape. anthony you know, was acquit. 15 people died from the listeria outbreak traced to tainted cantaloupes. dozens more are sick. the cdc says infectionless likely increase, because the bacteria can incubate in the body for up to two months after exposure. so they do believe all of those cantaloupes are no longer on the shelves but you could have eaten one weeks or months ago and yump not feeling sick just yet. you may have heard this by now. republican presidential candidate herman cain says that black voters have been brainwashed into voting democratic.

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