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newsroom. burning fires intensifying and being intensified by the stiff winds, and they continue to pick up those flames and then for a second they die down and within minutes the flames are now moving twods the prescott national forest. the biggest fire called gladiator threatens the historic mining town. and the officer on the scene is joining us at crown king with an update. give me an idea how difficult this plays is to battle. >> well, good afternoon, fredricka. you know, crews have been fighting this fire for just about a week now, and the last couple of day have been really a task experiencing high winds, sustained winds. 25, 30, gusts up to 40, 45 miles an hour. today we finally got a little bit of a break with it calming down. we're really in the 10 to 15 mile range giving the crews a real good opportunity go in and
re-assess our strategy. we're able to gelt our hand crews in today. also a lot of air resources committed. >> people are being evacuated. to what extent? >> three towns under evacuation. the town of crown king, evacuated all week. just late yesterday afternoon the sheriff's department issued and i evacuation order for pine flats and turkey creek. those are some small communities that have second homes, vacation home, and there's a few full-time residents there as cr place and those folks are out of there. a couple folks have decided to weather it out, though. >> looking at the images and terrain, it looks like your aerial assaults are really going to be key here in trying to control this fire? >> yeah. they sure are. i mean, today it's been a big air show, as early as 8:00, when conditions have been favorable
to get up in the air, and weeb got helicopters committed to this. we have four tankers committed to it, an all day long, the radio has just been firing away with folks calling in, retardant drops and bucket drops from the helicopters. we also have been able to fly in hot shot crews and hand crew,ly.ed to areas we haven't been able to get them into because of the uncertainty of the wind and the spread of the fire. so we've got some crews that will be spiked out for a couple days now starting today, and most crews will be able to go direct with the fire, and that's a change from what we've been doing a very indirect defense strategy. >> troy, thank you for the information. all the best as you continue to fight that wildfire. so we heard from troy. wind is certainly a big problem creating real challenges out there. let's check in with bonnie schneider. what kind of forecast can they expect? how my that help or perhaps hamper efforts? >> fredricka, wind is one factor
and hot temperatures unfortunately are another. this is the way it shapes up now in arizona. not far from the phoenix, arizona, the temperature is 94. we are seeing a warm-up and will see a gradual warm-up towards monday but notice temperatures get a little milder as we go towards the beginning of next week. the winds, how much, also are looking at an improvement. this is the way it's shaping up now. fairly calm winds in the vicinity of the fire. notice another fire we're monitoring in colorado where the winds are stronger in advance of the front. overall, the winds are better today than they've been the past couple of days. another big area of weather we're watching here is activity in the tropics. i know hurricane season for this part of the world doesn't begin until june 1st. an area of disturbed weather we're watching just off the coast of south carolina producing heavy thunderstorms. mostly offshore at this time, but if this system does get more organized and the national h hurricane centers anticipates it will by tomorrow, looking at the first tropical storm of the season before the season starts.
the first name, letter a that would alberto. >> bonnie schneider, thanks. >> sure. meantime, the u.s. playing host to two international summits this weekend. world leaders gather at camp david for the g-8 summit, u.s. military aircraft were intercepting two small planes that entered the restricted flight zone surrounding the compound. authorities are interviewing both the pilots. and in chicago, where president obama heads next for the nato summit. three alleged anti-nato protesters appearing in court charged with domestic terrorism. prosecutors say the men planned to target president obama's campaign headquarters as well as chicago mayor rahm emanuel's home. while in chicago and several other law enforcement and financial sites as well. the attorney for the men calls the arrest a setup. >> you know, we don't know all the evidence, but from what our slinl clinds clients have told us and
the investigation tells us, this is a setup by the chicago police and whoever else is working this. >> bail set at $1.5 million each. the three suspects are due back in court tuesday. and ap dramatic development in the saga of chinese blind activist chen guangcheng. chen, seen near a wheel. chair at the beijing airport, and his family, are scheduled to arrive in new york in a matter of hours. chen ignite admiral firestorm when he escaped house arrest in china and sought refuge at the u.s. embassy there. china aid, a u.s.-based human rights organization says chinese authorities told chen and his family today to pack up and leave right away. >> and i talked with him six times before he boarded his flight today. he sounded very upbeat and although i can tell he's very concerned about his extended family members that he will
leave behind who are facing some real serious retribution by local authorities. >> he got a vista to carry out a fellowship. and police in a suburban neighborhood are searching for a suspect who aimed a rifle as a passing school bus earlier this week. with more on this story, george howell joining me now. frightening moments for families. kids going off to school, finalizing the school year and now are worried about the summer break? >> this is something know parent would want to seep at a school bus stop. parents were relieved to know this much police presence was in their neighborhood given what happened just last monday. again, witnesses saw this person crouched down behind a backyard pointing a rifle at a school bus. >> wow. >> yeah. so -- >> did anybody get a good look
at this person? >> these two witnesses did, though they are still trying to reconcile their descriptions of the perp. police are still trying to come up with composite sketch of who they're looking for. one of the witnesses saw the guy, yelled at him, and this, the sniper, the suspect, took off running, dropped his rifle and a note pad with information in it. another witness chased him but the suspect pulled a gun, fired a shot but missed. >> wow. and then there have been witnesses that are talking? >> there are several people talking. in fact, neighbors, just given the police presence in this neighborhood, helicopters overhead. dozens of police cars on the streets. people are relieved that there's so much presence given what happened. take a listen. >> so when they're here, it's okay to come outside, but you never know when he's going to come back. so it's like, you're kind of scared. you know what i'm saying? buses or no buses. >> are you any closer to finding this person? >> well, we've had a lot of
information come in. we're working several leads. and we're hoping that that will tleed lead to a suspect but right now we don't have a suspect. >> one of the witnesses described this suspect as possibly african-american. later described the person as possiblies had pany s hahispani. they'll be coming out way composite sketch soon of the person they're looking for. >> an initial claim, thought would be a student? someone thought he was young enough to be a student. >> they looked into that possibility but determined not likely. it's more likely this person is 18 to 2378 ye years old. quite certain of that, and given the amount of police presence in that neighborhood, you get the idea that this is where they're focus focused. this is the neighborhood they're trying to focus on. >> frightening and sad. george howell, thank you, appreciate it. a beauty queen that could
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bren deasy, italy kills one teen and wounds at least six others. look at the crime scene. children's notebooks and backpacks lying in the streets. investigators found three gas cylinders detonated with a remote control. they're not sure why the school was targeted. a sign that pakistan-u.s. relations are getting better. nato forces sitting idle after pakistan closed routes to afghanistan. it was pakistan's reaction to nato air strikes that killed 24 of its troops in november. today, pakistan allowed four trucks with diplomatic supplies to pass through headed to the u.s. embassy. officially, though, the blockade of military supplies is still in effect. and a canadian beauty contest, contestant, rather, will soon find out if she'll make history and become the first transgender woman to compete for the miss universe title.
jenna telacoba hits the stage today at the miss universe canada contest. a win ensures her a spot at the international competition come december. she has fought hard to be there, but some gender rights advocates say she's fighting the wrong battle. cnn's paula newton is live in toronto where the pageant is taking place. paula, you would think gender rights groups would be supporting her? >> well, we are seeing editorials that point to the obvious. at the end of the day, about a beauty pageant, objectifying women. i want you now, fred, to hear from jenna wheherself when i as her why she wanted to enter a beauty pageant. >> the power you get from having the crown, you can inspire so many people with that power. so if i have to walk in a bikini for that, i will. >> walk in a bikini, in heels,
and, fred, she did. i think people on the other side of the equation, people who embrace all forms of feminism are saying, look, she is advancing civil rights. what gloria allred her celebrity lawyer said and at the same time, we may not be for beauty pageants, but what she's doing is coming, allowing people to come around to the fact that she deserves a shot at this and that she a woman. that's what it says on her passport. still a lot of controversy around this issue and pageant officials have been blunt saying, look, they do think there will be some kind of a backlash. other than that, look, this pageant will be completely fair and have 62 contestants all vying for the same title. >> wow. there is some fear of backlash. meantime what does she believe her chances are or what are those who are kind of experts on the pageant seeing, what do they feel like her chances are of actually winning? >> well, i think we have to address the controversial and say that a lot of people believe
this has been a huge publicity sunt stunt and the benefactor donald trump. the co-owner to the rights all over the world and this event has gotten so much media attention because of a gender rights eschew. issue. there are more than 60 contestants here. an impartial panel of judges. not to put to fine a point it, jenna says she'll make the most of her appearance and quite frankly, making a career of it. >> paula newton in toronto. thanks. keep us posted. pageant's tonight. and a journey across britain on its way to london. the olympic torch. the flame started at 70-day british trek and lands in cornwall today and three-time olympic gold medal winner for sailing was the first to carry the torch. it will travel 8,000 miles
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well. so a business strategist is with us, co-founder of xl alliance a cultural marketing firm. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> what makes these qr codes and four square so promising? >> you know, it's very cryptic sometimes with technology, because it seems like every week there's a new one to learn from. but you know, don't worry. this, two tools that can help people connect the physical world with the digital world and that's the easiest way to kind of decipher what they mean and that's exactly what the qr codes do as well as four square. >> do a lot of businesses, business owners, feel like you have to engage in this now to really be competitive and that potential clients are really relying on these tools in order to find out where you are? >> you know, it's becoming a little bit of peer pressure. when up see the qr codes popping up everywhere, walk by a window, there it is. open a magazine, there it is. sometimes printed even in cups for, you know, promotions that
link into a website, a facebook, a video, some piece of information. so don't feel like you're falling behind if you're not implementing it yet, but certainly the adoption and trags of qr codes and smartphone has people paying attention and playing with the technology a little more than they ever, ever did before. it is important to learn and put them to good work. >> can you personalize the qr codes. what are the applications available to kind of scan and personalize them and do that? >> you know, it's easier than you think. there's actually three i'm going to share with you all today. scanlife.com, one you can download the application to rate the codes. that's the most basic app that you've got to have. the next one is called scan scanme.com. if want to create personalized codes or mobile sites to have people redirect to and teach
them more of who you are, what you're offering and bitly.com gives a more sophisticated experience with metrics and things like that. you can do it yourself do it at home and try it for your kid's birthday card, next time you print it. >> these newer technologies, are they going to phase out the magazine ads or make billboards obsolete? >> you know, i don't think so. it's just a different screen or a different place for engagement. at the end of the day marketing and communications is all about connecting with your customer, and if you have millions of people that are adopting smartphones and that are checking in on four square or scanning codes, then leverage it as a new place where you can get that engagement and that two-way communication. what's different here? a billboard in a magazine is a flat experience, in this case, with these kinds of technologies, you as a brand as a business as a person, get the two-way communication, which is engagement and what most people want to grow their business.
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here's her story in today's "fit nation." >> reporter: i'm about to introduce to you one of the most inspiring people you may ever meet and a member of our lucky seven. denise. how's it going? >> life is great right now. >> reporter: beautiful. >> it is. >> reporter: people see you are missing below the knee on your right leg. >> yes. >> reporter: tell us what happened. >> in 2008, a senior in college i was sliding into second base and broke my leg and frp that day i just had an infection, and there were problems with surgeries after that. so i ended up an amputee. >> reporter: at that time, so many things i bet were going through your mind, one of which, i may never be an athlete again? >> yes. i remember very clearly being, laying in the hospital and right after the amputation and thinking, okay. you need to pick up the covers and you need to take look at your life now, and, you know it took a lot of courage, but i
decided i had to face it head-on and try to regain my life back. >> reporter: you are going to compete in this triathlon with everyone else? >> of course, yes. >> reporter: is this a wholesale change in your life? meaning, obviously this is an event in malibu in september, but how much of an imt pact on denise' life has this made? >> now that i'm doing this i know that i can do absolutely anything. i mean, the possibilities are, you know, it's limitless now. >> reporter: appreciate that. it's a real inspiring thing, a real honor to know you. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: thank you. >> all right. all the best, and good luck. so what should the top issues be in this election? we have your chance top decide and to get your questions to the presidential candidates. look at you and just see a policy. at aviva, we do things differently. we're bringing humanity back to life insurance. that's why only aviva rewards you with savings
security disruptions during two international summits held this weekend in the u.s. the first happened last night while world leaders gathered at camp david for the g-8 summit. u.s. military aircraft intercepted two small planes that had entered the restricted flight zone surrourpding the compound. authorities are interviewing both pilots. and to chicago where president obama heads next for the nato summit just over an hour ago three alleged anti-nato protesters appeared in court charged with domestic terrorism. prosecutors say the men planned to target obama's campaign headquarters, chicago mayor rahm emanuel's home and several law enforcement and financial sites,
all there in chicago. the attorney for the men calls the arrests "a police setup." bail has been set at $1.5 million each. and the man hoop ignite admiral firestorm between the u.s. and china will soon have a new home. blind chinese activist chen guangcheng left the beijing airport early on saturday, and will arrive in newark in just a few hours. in april he escaped from house arrest taking refuge in the u.s. embassy. all right. which issues will determine this election? we want to hear from you. in a new way, josh is here to show you how. >> yeah. fred, an interactive feature. i want to set it up for everybody. here's the deal. you know, folk, sometimes during a presidential race there are moments in which things get seared away a little from the actual issues most important to you. right? sometimes that happens, and instead you end up hearing other things an comments made.
so what we want to do is give you a voice, an opportunity say these are the issues most important to me knissthis elect and get your questions to the candidates. only days left to take part. i want you to know what it is, how it workses. zoom in. the way you can start with the most important issues are of this entire election season. so let's say you think the economy is one of the most important issues. boom. slide it over. make it number one. say you think immigration is a critical issue. you want to make it the third most important issue's slide it over. usually it work. there you go. you get a chance to look at all of these issue as we've laid out here and then you stack them one through ten what you think the most important ones are. everyone taking part in this along with it now has a voice and ireport you can send a video, the kind of thing you see here. >> what's important to me in this general election -- >> the debt i've gotten into the last four years. >> mow tain this momentum in economic growth and recovery. >> some examples we're taking a
look at here on videos people sent. here's what's going to happen. we'll take the results of what you all say are the most important issues. the five most important issues, based on that we're going to invite you to send in questions and then we're going to post those questions online. the candidates, the campaigns will see the whole myriad of them and we are going to chooseship questions on each of those five top issues, and we're kelling you right now, we're going to bring them to the campaigns and we expect to get those questions directly to the candidates. to president obama and mitt romney. a way of empowering you to bring the focus on the issues you care and and get your questions answered. >> how many questions will be taken to the candidates? >> ultimately. the top five issues and we will choose one question for each issue and bring those directly to the candidates. i have information for you, how to do it, step-by-step all on my page. joshlevscnn@twitter and get your questions in. it ends wednesday.
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you may have heard of the term cloud computing, but do you know what it is? and what is this trend all about? our tech expert marc saltzman is here via skype from toronto to break it down for us. marc, good to see you. what exactly is cloud computing? >> cloud is another word for the internet. and in this respect, cloud computing, for consumers,
because there's a business side of it as well, but for you and me, it basically means uploading and accessing your files on the internet and perhaps sharing them or collaborating on them with others. and there is a number of advantages to cloud computing compared to storing your files locally. i mean, i would recommend a little bit of both, but some of the advantages to cloud computing, fred, are, number one, the ability to protect your files from local threats. things like fire and flood, theft. there's power surges, viruses. things that can happen to your files in your home or office. so by uploading them to a password protected cloud service, you are protecting them from local damage. >> good. >> another advantage is the ability to access those files from anywhere in the world on virtually any device. you can be on a smartphone in the u.s. on a tablet in europe, or on a computer in asia, and access all your files remotely and securely. >> wow. >> and third, yeah.
and third cool thing is sharing your files. i can, instead of e-mailing you a bunch of photos and videos from my recent vacation, fred, i can just e-mail you a link to download all of those files or watch them online from a secured cloud service that i use. >> that's incredible. lots of upsides, but there always has to be at least one down side? >> yeah. real quick. you need an internet connection. no internet, no cloud service. number two, there's still data breaches and people trying to guess your passwords. there are still risks in trusting someone with your files on the internet. so someone could try to get your password. there's data breach, there are still risks, you know, and those are some of the down sides, and also, they don't typically store as many files as an external hard drive. not for the digital pack rats with a lot of kenchconsent. >> a number of, apple, google, drop box and now lg as well.
how do you measure the pros and cons of each one? >> yeah. well, very quickly, many of these services are comparable. google, cloud and lg are fairly new. microsoc soch microsoft had sky drive for a while. basically onastic, 5 gigabytes of free storage. that's a lot. some are a little more. microsoft gives 7 gigabytes. some smaller, drop box only 2 gigabytes for free. it if you want to pay for more it can be a couple dollar as month, or goes 20ds or $30 a year for 20 or 30 gigabytes if you're more of a power user. if you're a power user, you're going to -- it's going to cost you a little more and you should have an external hard drive as well. >> all cool stuff. thanks so much. marc saltsman, good to see you in toronto. for more high-tech ideas go to
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million children are caring for ill or disabled family members and nearly one therpd of them are under the age of 12. this week's cnn hero is helping them stay in school and hold on to their childhood. >> you okay? let me help you. >> my mom has been sick for as long as i can remember. >> you need more methadone. >> helping her out is a bigger priority than going to school. because i don't know what i would do if something happened to her. i wouldn't be able to really live. >> reporter: in the united states there are at least 1.3 million children caring for someone who is ill or injured or elderly or disabled. they can become isolated. there are physical effects, the stresses of it and the worry. >> thank you, baby.
thank you so much. >> reporter: but as children, they suffer silently. people don't know they exist. >> i am bringy this precious population into the light to transform their lives so that they can stay in school. i'm connie siskowski. we offer each child a home visit. >> has it been. helpful? we look what we can provide for the need. we go into the schools with a peer support group and we offer out of school activities that give the child a break. >> this is so relaxing. >> so they know they're not alone. >> we give them hope for their future. >> nicholas. >> now i'm getting as and bs, and i feel more confident. >> thbut we have a long way to . there's so many more children that really need this help and support. >> wow. incredible inspiration.
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said the other day, disk disk and it is. it gets tarnished with a brush's not being created and it really changed the course of music. it really did, and in a good way. >> a chairman of the hall of fame nominating committee says there is no doubt don in a summer should have been inducted. all right. charlie wilson is an r&b artist known for his '80s soul funk, but success had its pitfalls. dr. sanjay gupta shows how wilson turned tragedy into triumph. ♪ my name is charlie >> reporter: charlie wilson is best known at uncle charlie as member of the '80s funk band, and celebrity status had its ups and downs. >> the ride got wild, of course. you know, success. of course, alcohol and drugs,
and it just got unbearable. >> reporter: at one point, wilson lost everything. >> i became homeless. didn't have anywhere to go. >> reporter: he did eventually get sober, went back into the studio as a solo artist and made eight more hit singles but then in 2008, life drop dd anothped bomb on uncle charlie. he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. >> i my was devastated and i thought my career was over, because the word "cancer" just scared me to death. >> reporter: with surgery and radiation he was able to overcome the disease and quickly realized that talking about prostate cancer was his new life's work. >> i wanted to educate people about this disease. i didn't know what i was going to say. i just knew that, what i had went through was very scary, and i, i wanted to share it with someone. >> reporter: so he's partnered with the pharmaceutical company jansen biotech and is a paid spokesman is helping educate
black men about the disease. >> we're two times more likely to die from this disease than other. that scares me. >> reporter: for uncle charlie, the future looks bright. >> i'm 18 years clean and sober and i thank god for my life and i thank god for my wife. so here i am, ready to take on the world. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. three weeks in a row, at number one. what movie will finally take the "avengers" down. our movie >> plus, will smith is making news today, but not for his new movie. >> i said that on camera. their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac ♪ aflac [ male announcer ] find out more at... [ duck ] aflac! [ male announcer ] ...forbusiness.com. [ yawning sound ]
the avengers has a tight hold on the number one box office spot for the third week in a row, and it looks like they won't be letting go anytime soon. this weekend's big new release "battleship" has made just over $9 million so far in its opening weekend while the avenger is holding strong at $15 million in its third weekend. and the "dictator" another sacha baron cohen creation is also out, and it's not given the avengers any competition, either. it made $4 million when it opened on wednesday. i could a "men in black iii "be the movie to beat the avengers? just yesterday, will smith was in moscow to promote the movie,
but he had a run in on the red carpet. maybe a little too much love. >> oh, my gosh. i wish we could are read his lips there. he gave him a tap like, are you kidding me? back off. a little too much tlc there. our movie critic from fandango, movies.com, joining us now from los angeles. what a moment. >> that could have gone really, really wrong, but the guy just wanted to give a lot of love. >> boy, will smith, i guess, is not into the whole your been greeting thing, but that's a total violation. >> i don't even know. i hope that's what it was. personal space. will smith is such a nice, wonderful guy. he's my new best friend, by the way, and i can't imagine him smacking anybody in the face. >> i can't get over his
expression. hilarious. men in black three, that's what this was all about, even t thethough that moment upstaged it all. do you think that going to compete with avengers in numbers? >> the super heroes only weakness is the law of dimini diminishing returns. if you look at it from a math perspective. i'm a movie critic but i can do some math and substraction. every week, this movie is making 50% less than the week before. that's normal in the movie industry. technically, next week, it's probably going to pull in about $25 million. i think that "men in black 3" can beat it. >> highly anticipated. we can't wait to see it. meantime, you went to "the dictator" and had a one-on-one time with sacha baron cohen. i saw some pictures earlier. i didn't see any kissy kiss and slapping. this was a lot moreamicable.
>> truly. >> how did it go? >> he did actually get very, very close to my face, which was not something i was prepared for. we could have had that moment maybe it would have been me slapping himering buhe's one of the moesz interesting comedians working today. she shows up in costume. he is the character. that's one of my favorite in thes about him as a performer. i got to speak to general aladine. it was great. >> let's watch a clip of the movie, "the dictator." >> over four decadedecades, peo have lived under the rule of a tyrant who have denied them their most basic rights. >> the time has come for him to step aside. >> bring him to justice. >> okay, so the dictator, did you like it? i know you enjoyed the london experience. but did you like the movie itself? >> i actually did.
now, i personally am a huge fadge of his first film, "borat," and the "dictator" is different. it's a script movie where he's not accosting people on the street. it wears this be s thin by the minutes, but he's a yeanious affsaying what everybody is thinking but is too polite to say. >> your grade? >> i would give it a solid b because once again, i love his edgy humor. but i think ultimately, i really like seeing him, you know, accost people who don't know that he's coming. i think he's too famous to do that at this point. everybody would recognize him, but the dictator is a terrorist good time. >> quickly, your best or most memorable moment while there in london at that premiere and with sacha baron cohen. >> now that i think about it a gentleman just before me on the
red carpet tugged on his beard. >> really? >> yeah, and that is not taken lightly. he had all of his security guards, like, go get them. exactly, a little drama on the red carpet. he still got right up in my face. apparently, i was no threat. >> oh, my goodness. okay. well, you were there, front and center with the stars there. lots of fun. gray drake, thanks so much. appreciate it. >> mm-hmm. >> an oregon woman is being sued by her former church. our legal guys weigh in on why his former pastor is suing her? today is gonna be an important day for us. you ready? we wanna be our brother's keeper. what's number two we wanna do? bring it up to 90 decatherms. how bout ya, joe?
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♪ we are farmers ♪ bum, ba-da-bum, bum, bum, bum ♪ welcome back to the newsroom. i'm fredricka whitfield. the news continues as world leaders galther in the u.s. for two important summits. police in chicago arrest three activists they say plan to violently riot. their bail has been set at $1.5 million each. among their targets, according to chicago police, president obama's chicago campaign headquarters. let's bring in cnn's paul. he has been following the fast depping story in chicago. so paul, what are you learning about the plot? >> well, fredricka, serious charges leveled here in a chicago courthouse today. among other things, conspiracy to commit terrorist acts, they're chajed