from afghanistan by next year. the plan has been to keep a small force there. now the u.s. may have zero presence there and shortly. john king will be joining us to break all that plus have to see this video the mother of two caught on camera, what's she doing? trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband and giggling about it. guess what? not laughing anymore. the would be hitman a cop, and she's now in jail. check out this video a car plows into the gas station, the guy dives out of the way just in time but he catches fire, he stop, drop and rolled and survived. much more ahead on his flight ning story of sur vile. first up that's some story, what we are seeing and hearing from the cleveland three. kidnapped separately, held together for over a decade until they were rescued just months ago from a house of horrors.
overnight amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight released a video thanking the community for their support. >> good morning to you, chris, michaela and kate. this is the first time we're seeing and hearing from these women since they went missing more than ten years ago. they're speaking out publicly and it's incredible to hear them speak. instead of being bitter for losing so many of years of their lives they're thankful for the public and for everyone who has given them privacy and talked about moving on and their new lives. in a four-minute youtube video, amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight are speaking publicly for the first time to simply say thanks. >> i want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through entire ordeal. everyone who has been there to support us it's been a blessing to have an outpouring of love and kindness. >> i would say thank you for the
support. >> thank you, everyone, for your love support and donations which helped me build a brand new life. >> more than $1 million has been donated to the courage fund to help the women heal after a decade of alleged abuse in captivity by aerial castro. castro is charged with beating, raping and starving them, forcing the miscarriage of a baby he fathered yet in the video made last week the women seemed upbeat, not bitter. >> i'm getting stronger each day and i'm having my privacy has helped immensely. i ask that everyone continue to respect our privacy and give us time to have a normal life. >> be positive. learn that it's important to give than to receive. thank you for all your prayers. >> michelle knight held the longest, appeared to suffer the worst abuse. here she hints at the pain of the ordeal and what she learned from it. >> i will not let the situation define who i am.
i will define the situation. i don't want to be consumed by hatred. with that being said we need to take a leap of faith and know that god is in control. >> they were once known only as silent victims. now amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight want the world to know they have a voice and have reclaimed their lives. as michelle knight put it at the end of the video "i'm looking forward to my brand new life." 9,200 donations have raised more than $1 million for the women. as for their alleged kidnaper if a plea deal is not reached trial will be august 5th, he faces 329 charges. for now it's incredible to see the women speak out and likely the last time we're going to see them speak out for a while. >> pamela, thank you so much. they have a long road ahead in their recovery. >> they say the privacy is
helping them, giving them distance. >> we will cheer for them all along the way though. now let's get to the other major story we're watching, the latest on the crash of asiana flight 214. there's new video of terrified passengers fleeing for their lives seconds after the jet went down. you're seeing it there, the scene understandably pure chaos. this morning investigators are focusing on the speed as it made its final approach to land. miguel marquez is live from san francisco with more on the investigation. three days out, no official word from investigators on a cause but they're still looking into it, right, miguel? >> reporter: yes. not an official word for some time but the ntsb is speaking to all four pilots that were on that plane, those interviews will probably be ongoing, they want to know what they were doing and seeing on the cockpit on all the instruments and that incredible video that we're seeing now that shows us what a
textbook emergency escape this was. moments after impact emergency chutes deployed from the plane. >> my god that's scary. >> reporter: you see one person zipping down and a stream of people running for their lives. one slide reportedly popped open inside the plane trapping people. >> we have heard there were some problems inside the aircraft. we need to understand why that happening. >> they're [ bleep ] running. >> oh my god. >> reporter: in a minute, dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the flaen. the possibility a plane crash victim was struck by an emergency worker vehicle now part of the investigation. >> we are reviewing airport surveillance video. >> reporter: united 885 baiting to take off. >> these people and i think they are walking around. >> reporter: had a terrifying front row seat as the asiana came crashing in.
>> it looks like it's struggling. >> reporter: this shows the landing gear near the seawall, the glide path on target but the speed way too slow. three seconds before impact the plane just above the batter is doing just 118 miles per hour. it should be doing around 158. >> this is not something that i expected to ever view in my career. >> reporter: first responders coming forward. one police officer jumped into the burning plane. >> we saw the black plume of smoke coming in, like something out of a nightmare. >> reporter: flight attendant kim spoke. >> friends and family are not surprised the family members of the two chinese victims were not surprised they were together. they we the families meant with chinese
president yong yong du who apologized in person. >> now some of those family members are very upset and understandably so with asiana airlines, which they express to the president there in seoul as they were making their way here to san francisco. ntsb today we understand they will give us a better readout of what those pilots are saying and what they were seeing in that cockpit as they get closer to understanding what it was that caused this plane to not make it to the runway. chris? >> thanks, miguel. they have a lot of information to work with so hopefully the investigation yields conclusions quickly. we have a cnn exclusive for you on this story. three young survivors from the flight are telling their stories what it was like inside the crash and how they survived. sarah sidnor live with us from san francisco good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. an amazing story all these kids under the age of 16 and they were all treated here at san
francisco general hospital, along with their saert but they're incredibly resilient and were able to tell us all about what it was like to be on flight 214 as it crash landed. >> oh my god! oh, it's an accident! >> reporter: the chaos of a plane crash, the sudden impact, the spinning, the dust, the fire, and then the desperate scramble to stay alive. >> there was no warning or anything. it was just, just happened. >> reporter: 15-year-old esther, 13-year-old joseph, 11-year-old sarah jiang and their parents were all inside the plane returning from a family vacation. >> we were all bouncing all over the place. i just remember there being dust everywhere and i was freaking out and then it just stopped. >> reporter: at first, the jang siblings weren't sure they survived the crash. >> i was also calling out for my
parents and i was, well i couldn't breathe for like, because i got the wind knocked out of me so i couldn't breathe for a couple of seconds. >> so after everything stopped and i realized i was alive and i looked over and i saw my brother and sister, they were both fine, and then i looked over and my mom and my dad, and they were both on the floor because their seats fell down, and then i called their names out, and they both like moaned kind of. >> reporter: all five of them were hurt. the jang family was sitting in the back of the plane when the tail hit the seawall. their heads snapped forward, luggage fell and seats buckled making it challenging for them to escape quickly. >> well it was hard to get out. >> someone helped us out and my brother and sister went out an exit on the right and i realized that i was limping and their
exit did not have a slide so a flight attendant brought me to another exit which had a slide, which was on the opposite side of the plane. >> reporter: the entire jang family eventually made it out alive. >> when we all reunited my family and i, i was really glad, so i started crying. >> reporter: the jangs set out for a memorable trip, the first time the children were going to south korea for a glimpse of their heritage, but on the way home, they ended up learning a frightening lesson of survival. now i can tell you that the jang's mother is actually not in this hospital, and they hadn't been able to see her. she is in a different hospital recovering from her injuries but all in all the family happy that they all got out alive and they are all relatively okay. chris? >> sara sidner, great story.
many are paralyzed, people lost their lives but it is miraculous so many people lived. >> when you see the wreckage how many walked away and how quickly they got out of the way and were running away themselves. amazing what the flight crew did. >> i can't believe how calm those children were. they recollected so well, recalled exactly what happened to them. >> amazing. amazing. also amazing, take a look at this video. this popped up in tampa bay, florida, a huge waterspout that eventually it actually came ashore as a tornado and thankfully it only did some minor damage and no one was hurt but we have to tell you about more rough weather that could be ahead for florida. i think we're talking about chantal, right? >> right. talking about barbados. look at google earth it's far, far, far away but there's an awful lot of position as the storm gets closer to america.
we'll go day by day. it's going to move over the islands eventually. if you have a cruise scheduled it will be rough. if you have a wedding like poppy's friend does in dominican republic you may have a tough time here. 70 miles per hour over the dr wednesday. here's puerto rico and haiti. they don't need any rain. i'll move it ahead. here is where it gets interesting. this is three, four and five days out but the big picture is this water is warm. when it comes over the dr it will dive off. when it gets back in the water it will strengthen again and the computer models have it turn toward america. remember how sandy made the left turn to the north, the computers are taking it very close to the dr in hate i-and all of the sudden left turn, that left turn is what i'm concerned about either for florida, the coast of georgia or even into the carolinas. this is not one you want to look out and avoid. you want to look at this. we are not in hurricane season
particularly. we are in the season but not the peak. this is an early one and it could be a dangerous one. guys? >> chad, we'll be watching it. thank you so much. >> you're welcome. in egypt there are growing fears egypt may be spiraling deeper into chaos. last few days more than 50 lost their lives, hundreds wounded. protests turned violent witnesses saying egyptian security forces opened fire on supporters of ousted president morsi. reza sayah, people on the ground is saying it feels unstable. what are you seeing? >> reporter: yes, chris, every day seems to be another round of intense fighting in this conflict, where on one side the moderates, the liberals, even supporters of military rule pushing forth with establishing a new government and the supporters of the ousted
president mohamed morsi, supporters of the muslim brotherhood, they're screaming for the process to stop, screaming for the armed forces to be held accountable for yesterday's deadly clashes. at this point incredibly difficult to figure out what happened yesterday, who started it, who fired first. both sides accusing the other of starting this clash. today there are funerals arranged for some of the fatalities, look for this to be another highly emotional and charged day. this interim government doing what it can to establish a permanent government, the interim president last night declaring constitutional decrees, setting a timetable and a framework for new elections in 15 days. panel will review the new constitution and if all goes well, in as little as four and a half months we could have new elections for a new president and parliament standing in their way of course is the muslim brotherhood and supporters of mr. morsi. chris? kate? >> reza thank you very much.
you can hear the sirens behind reza now, part of everyday life and the place couldn't be more important to u.s. interests. >> reza has been saying every day there's something new happening another twist in this. are they moving more towards democracy or further away from it. there's also a lot of other news developing at this hour. straight to michaela for the headlines. >> good morning to you at home. making news new this morning, president obama not only giving serious considerations to speeding up troop withdrawal from afghanistan, he's also considering what's called a zero option which would leave no troops there after next year, this after his relationship with afghan president hamid karzai cooled over peace talks with the taliban and negotiations over a long-term security deal ended abruptly. we'll talk more with cnn chief national correspondent john king coming up at the bottom of the hour. could nsa leaker edward snowden's new home be venezuela? they received a formal asylum request from snowden is waiting to hear back from him.
venezuela's foreign minister cautioned russia still has to weigh in on the request. snowden is believed to be hold up in a moscow airport. vice president biden said to attend a funeral for the 19 fallen firefighters. the union expected to attend. the death of the hot shots considered the worst fire fighting loss since september 11th. unless patriots hernandez lawyers appeal, we'll know what was seized from his home. hernandez is charged with the premeditated murder of his one-time friend odin lloyd. his associate carlos ortiz will appear in court later this morning. and lastly, check out these raging floodwaters creating chaos in toronto. take a look at this double
decker train, hundreds of passengers strappeded for more than five hours when the bottom deck became filled with water. police had to row up in dinghies and get people out one by one. more than 400,000 people in homes are without power which adds insult to injury, you're dealing with this mop-up and without power, a concerning time in toronto to be sure. >> and another train incident going on. boy, oh, boy. >> thank you. we're going to take a break and when we come back something very interested happened in the zimmerman trial. for the defense it's all about trayvon martin's father, they put him on the stand, why? and a ruling by the judge about evidence that can come in now the defense could use about trayvon martin could make a difference in the case. why investigators are having so much trouble locating dozens of people that are still missing three days after a deadly train explosion in canada.
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father of trayvon martin called by the defense. like many of the witnesses monday he testified about the screams on that 911 tape and for the defense a chance to introduce the presence of a controlled substance in trayvon martin's blood. cnn's george howell is live in sanford, florida, with more on this. good morning, george. >> reporter: kate, good morning. so we now know that this jury will hear about marijuana levels that were in trayvon martin's system. this, after a list of what seemed to be character witnesses who testified that it was george zimmerman screaming for help. the defense put trayvon martin's own father on the stand to help make that case. one after another after another, defense witnesses hammered home the same answer when asked who was screaming on this 911 call. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right, what is your -- >> do you know whose voice that is in the background screaming?
>> yes, definitely, it's giorgi. >> i thought it was george. >> when i heard the tape my immediate reaction was that's george screaming for help. >> whose voice is it? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that it's george zimmerman. and i wish to god i did not have that ability to understand that. >> it was john donnelly's testimony that even made george zimmerman emotional. donnelly told jurors he bought zimmerman's clothes for trial and once taught him how to tie a windsor knot. defense attorneys drew on his experience in combat as a medic who heard people scream for help to make their case the voice screaming on the 911 call was george zimmerman. that set the stage for tracy martin, trayvon martin's father. defense attorneys first recalled two investigators who say martin told them, no, the voice screaming was not his son. then they put martin on the
stand. >> i didn't tell them no, that wasn't trayvon. i kind of, i think that chairs and the wheels on them, i kind of pushed away from the table and just kind of shook my head and said i can't tell. >> so your words were "i can't tell." >> something to that effect but i never said no, that wasn't my son's voice. >> reporter: defense attorneys also called up the owner of the gym where zimmerman trained to lose weight to demonstrate how a person could hold another down, adam pollacd got on top of attorney mark o'mara to show the jury. when describing his client's skill level -- >> he's still learning how to punch, he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> on a scale of one oten where would mr. zimmerman lie? >> like i said level one.
>> the judge ruled marijuana in trayvon martin's system is admitted into evidence. court is expected to start earlier today, 8:30 a.m. eastern time and we expect the judge, chris and kate, to rule on whether a computer re-enactment will be able to be admitted in this trial. we'll also expect to hear from more witnesses, more experts in this case. >> george howell following it in sanford, thanks so much. coming up next on "new day," john king with our political gut check. plus a young mom from michigan caught on tape trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. you have to hear it to believe it. here's another one for you, if fish aren't biting call this guy, he'll catch your dinner, no pole included. there it is, you thought i was kidding, right? >> i did. members of the american postal worker's union
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♪ ♪ hello, good morning kate bolduan's theme song you're hearing right there. welcome back to "new day" this tuesday, july 9th. i'm chris cuomo. >> goond morning, i'm kate bolduan. straight to michaela pereira on the top stories. >> the ntsb say it is too early to say a pilot error caused asiana flight to crash at the san francisco international airport. the pilot's lack of experience at the controls of the boeing 777 will be a factor in the investigation. also says the plane was flying much slower than recommended right before impact. this new amateur video shows the chaos seconds following the crash, emergency chutes inflate and terrified passengers
evacuating. in an apparent effort to ease groegs tensions in egypt the country's interim president outlined a timetable for elections. funeral for many of those killed will be held today. the clash between egypt's military and supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi was the deadliest day in cairo in nearly two years. a texas senate committee set to vote on tough abortion restrictions including banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. thousands on both sides of the abortion debate weighed in during public testimony yesterday, some people arguing fetal pain begins at 20 weeks. in wisconsin a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of new abortion laws requiring doctors have hospital admitting privileges if they perform abortions. another setback for young sarah murnaghan. less than a month after receiving a second replacement lungs the 10-year-old girl developed pneumonia.
her mother says after a very rough day her daughter is now more stable. last month a judge issued an order allowing sarah to be placed on the adult donor list. finally, here we go, this say man's man, a fish tale, talk about the one who didn't get away. this guy's wife wanted fish for dinner so he jumped in the lake and catches a rainbow trout. we cannot confirmed if he caught the fish or pulled a fast one. lots of folks online are debating whether this is true or if it's just a really good fake. our resident fisherman chris cuomo here to respond. >> i use a pole. >> as do most fishermen or a net or a combo. >> i think it's cool and debate it all you want. looks cool to me. >> still good stuff. hope they had a good dinner. let's do our political gut check coming straight out of washington first up, president
might remove all u.s. troops from afghanistan by the end of next year as relations sour with afghan it the hamid karzai. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here with more. big announcement potentially a big announcement we're seriously considering is the way that we're hearing about it. this matters to so many families here in the u.s. as well as everywhere, but it also sounds like a bit of a negotiating tactic in a strange way, john. what do you think is happening here? >> well, kate and chris, good morning. this is a negotiating tactic in two ways. first and foremost with president karzai, the president's relationship with him is deteriorating. he's unpredictable and changes his mind. the president is trying to negotiate, there have been recent negotiations whether to negotiate with the taliban. there's a debate within the pentagon, the generals are debating how many troops to leave behind and the
combination. the president is serving notice to the pentagon i'm going to keep the zero option. think about the past decade, inconceivable to think there wouldn't be some u.s. residual force in afghanistan to look across the border to pakistan. for anyone who thinks it is impossible, it is improbable to have zero i give you one example iraq, everyone thought we would leave a force there and we didn't. >> what is the next step? are you laying down, the president's laying down his marker and waiting for hamid karzai to respond? it seems like a dangerous game to be playing, we're talking about a huge foreign policy issue. >> it is but this relationship sometimes this is what it takes. i was told by a senior official not that long ago it's like dealing with a 3-year-old. sometimes you need to lay it out there. if karzai doesn't trust his security forces we snap it back to zero option and he may think get back to the negotiating table. there's a lot of impatience with the united states because of the
troop deaths. are you going to leave a force more vulnerable because it's smaller and more americans keep dying. most of this is negotiating with karzai but there's a serious conversation in the states how far to get out and how fast. >> i want to ask you about potential presideolitics. rick perry say he's not going to run again for governor. you look at the 2016 republican party presidential candidate, is there an opening run for rick perry? >> yes, if you look at how miserable his performance was in the last campaign, he was supposed to be the conservative coming from texas, the new ronald reagan. he bombed in the defwats abatesm being kind. ronald reagan ran more than once, john mccain ran more than
once to get the nomination, mitt romney ran more than once that run the nomination. would he need to do a hell of a lot better, yes. should you rule him out, no. >> he has a big donor base he could be reaching out to in the meantime. how about the come-on congress. they say education is a priority, they helped the banks, they help homeowners with mortgage rates, student loans pop up, they say they'll fix it and make it retroactive, any action yet in. >> there's a compromise on the senate side. joe manchin from west virginia was involved in getting background checks on guns compromise, angus king, new independent from maine, a couple governors involved as well. on the senate side you see an effort closer to the president's plan, peg them on treasury bonds. graduate rates higher than regular loans. we see movement in the senate, but the big question is the republican controlled house when
they look at the proposal does it make them change at all? we don't know the answer to that yet. it's nice to see progress but the house is more important than the senate. >> especially in this one. john king great to see you, thank you. >> thank you. >> republicans say education matters also. this is a mystery. >> republican house says they've already passed a aboutily in may. >> look at the rates, got to put the rates back. get online with us. we'll give you a break and consider this. when we come back, eliot spitzer, you hear the song, eminem says it right, seeking redemption, going to run for public office. how forgiving are voters? and we will show you what might just be the scariest, most terrifying prank ever. >> this is all real. >> that is mean, mean, mean. >> it is real. they are really upset. >> exactly. re are man-eating sharks in every ocean... but we still swim.
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. the death toll is rising in that canadian town partially leveled when a runaway train hauling crude oil exploded this weekend. 13 people are confirmed dead, dozens are still missing. cnn's paula newton is at the crash site in canada. what is the latest? >> reporter: good morning, kate. we expect that investigators and forensic specialists will get closer to the blast zone today but unfortunately, kate, that only means more bad news for this town. local officials have been blunt about what this kind of inferno would have meant for victims. the fire might be out but the devastation makes clear what happened to people who were in
their homes, at work, at a pub on a friday night. police had warned the death toll would rise. >> as we are speaking right now, we have found that eight more victims inside of the room so that leads us to 13 victims. >> reporter: and dozens more are still missing. forensic specialists have asked victim's families for hair samples, clothing, anything to help identify their loved ones. people here are just starting to come to terms with the devastation, as you can see, this train literally slammed into this small town, and the homes here are always very, very close to the tracks. it's always been that way. usually they're travel between 5 and 10 miles an hour. an that night this train was going at least between 30 and 40 miles an hour. sonya heard the train like never before that night. the tracks are a few feet from her home and she says the whole house shook and then this family got the news.
she says they are mourning her brother-in-law, who they assume was killed in the explosion. she says she never wants to see a train on these tracks again. police say they aren't ruling anything you the including sabotage. at issue now both here and in the united states is transporting crude oil safe? according to the rail industry, the amount of crude traveling by tanker car has grown exponentially in the last five years and many wonder if safety standards have kept up. no real answers from officials on either side of the border yesterday about exactly what they had been doing, chris, not just to make sure that these trains are operated safely on both sides of the border but crucially, chris, those tankers. this rolling stock, how hold is it, how? we expect more answers in the coming days. >> big questions, paula newton thank you very much. another provocative question
is this the year of the pl political comeback. eliot spitzer is asking for redemption and votes as he starts his bid for city comp. patroller. as mary snow reports there's reason to think he just might get both. >> reporter: five years after a sex scandal forced him out of office as new york's governor, eliot spitzer hit the streets looking for political support, a crush of cameras outnumbered potential voters. >> people have forgiveness in their hearts, whether that forgivene forgiveness -- >> not everybody forgives. >> reporter: hecklers appeared. after stepping down spitzer has worked as a tv commentator, including at cnn. can spitzer win a second chance like mark sanford did? his political career seemed over after having an extramarital affair while governor of south carolina.
he was recently elected to congress. anthony weiner is leading the polls in new york's mayoral race. spitzer needs nearly 4,000 signatures by thursday to run for the city's chief budget officer. this man signed his name. >> if he can prove himself as a viable candidate and win, he wins. that's democracy. >> reporter: not everyone agrees. >> why don't we just get marion berry back and run for this, too? it's a circus. >> reporter: one democratic strategist who worked on a previous spitzer campaign says don't count spitzer out. >> ten minutes in politics is 50 years anywhere else. >> reporter: can spitzer clock enough support in a new york minute to run again? mary snow, cnn, new york. time for a quick trip of the news making headlines around the world. we begin in moscow this morning where nsa leaker edward snowden could soon be on the move.
frederik pleitgen has more. >> it seems like only a matter of time until edward snowden leaves moscow. the venezuelans have come out and received an asylum application from the nsa leaker and they are willing to take him in and now it's up to snowden when he actually makes his way to venezuela. the big question is how he's going to do that. we believe he'll take a commercial air flight that leafed moscow and goes to havana. the big questin is are the u.s. and allies trying to intercept the flight and force it to land and try to take snowden off the plane. back to you. the captain of the ill fated ""costa concordia"" cruiseship is on trial in italy facing manslaughter charges. >> captain scutini appeared in court to face charges of multiple manslaughter, abandoning ship and causing a maritime disaster for clamming the "costa concordia"
cruiseliner into rocks off juneau in 2012. the captain denies charges and instead says he's a see row for saving 4,200 people on the ship and about the abandoning ship charges his lawyer says he was pushed off the ship in the chaos. the trial has been adjourned until july 17th when we expect to see the captain in court again. it was adjourned due to a national lawyer strike in germany. in indonesia a group of men finally rescued after being trapped up in trees for five days, trapped up in trees by angry tigers that was below. >> five indonesian men were stuck on top of a couple of trees in a rain forest after tigers chased them, mauled and killed one of their friends. the tigers kept watching from below but the men managed to call in for help using their mobile phones. the men were there to collect very expensive and rare resin
used to make perfume and incense. authorities are telling us two of the men are still in the hospital being treated, three have gone home but they're all weak and traumatized. this is a perfect example of the ongoing battle between man versus nature in indonesia's dwindling rain forest. back to you, kate. >> thank you so much. think about that, five days in a tree. >> no good. some story. when we come back on "new day," take a look at this, gas station, car barrels into it, everybody, everything is on fire, including this man. how did he get out of this situation? we'll take you all about what saved his life. memo to boyfriends everywhere, don't surprise your girlfriend with a prank so elaborate and scary it's enough to make her break up with you. it's a new must see moment. >> as only a man would, i laugh, ha, ha, ha! [ male announcer ] fight pepperoni heartburn and pepperoni breath fast
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patriots owner robert kraft speaking for the first time since aaron hernandez was busted on murder charges. he says he was fooled by the tight end as much as anyone. andy scholes with "the bleacher report" to break it down for us. >> it's a bizarre situation. since aaron hernandez was arrested two weeks ago robert craft and the patriots have been doing whatever to distance themselves from the former tight end. yesterday kraft spoke with reporters about hernandez saying for the first time "if this stuff is true then i've been duped and our whole organization has been duped." kraft went on to say the team
decided to cut hernandez the moment he was arrested no matter what the charge was going to be. ea sports, the popular sports video game company announced they are removing remembhernandm all future games. ninth inning of the jaime, jo joey votto crushes this from center field and he's robbed of a two-run home run, it would have given them the lead instead it ends the game, this was gomez's fourth home run robbery of the year and he can't believe that he was just robbed of a potential game winning home run. we've seen some creative ceremonial first pitches over the years but this one may be the best ever. this girl's name is shin soo-ji, a south korean gymnast. her send almost hits the ground.
i don't know where you learn that, cross-fit, chris, what do you think? >> you learn it in gymnastics, it's called an illusion. >> i don't think it can be learned. it's talent, naturale. >> ay great to see you. thank you so much. you hear the music, it means it's time for the rock block, a quick roundup of the stories you will be talking about today. first up michaela. >> let's look in the papers "the seattle times" a local children's hospital forced to pull out bus ads lets's wipe out cancer, diabetes and autism. autism is a disability, no the a disease. nostalgia can counteract boredness and anxiety. in "the global post" the washington monument still covered in scaffolding but bathed in light t will be each night until earthquake damage repairs are completed early next year. >> it's beautiful. >> i made that face because poppy harlow came in and she's a
vision in yellow. >> poppy harlow business rules. >> mixed earnings alcoa's earnings came out after the close. major markets finishing higher across the board. the dow, s&p 500, less than 2% below an all-time closing high, meantime news out of barnes & noble, the ceo is out, william lynch resigned yesterday after three years at the helm of the ailing book seller. the nook sales fell 34% the company lost $118 last quarter. credit cardholders you are becoming much more responsible about paying your bills on time, delinquencies on bank issued cards fell to 2.41% in the first quarter, that is the lowest level, folks, they've seen since 1990. >> look at that, we'll take it. poppy thank you so much. finally straight to chad myers in the weather center with
what you need to know before you head out the door this morning. >> hot today as you'd expect. that's what you get tuesday, 87 degrees in new york city, 84 for tomorrow and thursday we go all the way to 83. take a look at this. 2,114 planes in the sky already. the reason scary they look so big. the good news is those plaents aren't that big, 2,000 planes in the sky already a busy day for travel, 6,000 planes in the sky by this afternoon. >> amazing. >> chad myers great to see you, thank you. we're at the top of the hour which of course means it is time for the top news. i may have been through hell and back but i am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face. >> breaking overnight strength and pain. the cleveland three speak out for the first time, kidnapped as
girls, then rescued years later, how they're dealing now. escape from flight 214, the dramatic new video of passengers evacuating and a "new day" exclusive, some of the flight's youngest survivors on the terrifying ordeal and fearing their family was lost. caught on tape, this michigan mom trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband, beginningling as she talks about how she wants it done, how did she get busted. >> your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need to know. >> i would venture to say that nobody that was on the scene that day had participated in an event like this. >> announcer: what you just have to see. >> it's easier than divorcing him. i didn't have to worry about the judgment of my family, didn't have to worry about breaking his heart. >> announcer: this is "new day" with chris cuomo, "kill bill: volume two,"
with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day," it's 7:00 in the east, i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan. judge allows evidence about trayvon martin's drug use in the george zimmerman trial. how damaging is this for the prosecution? we'll look at it all with vinnie politan and danny cevallos will weigh in live. look at this, car slams into the gas station, right, fire everywhere. someone's lit on fire but this is a survival story. how did that man you just saw save his own life? we'll tell you. also you may be hearing the cries of joy from hopeful single ladies apparently george clooney is back on the market and single again. details about his high roh profile breakup are breaking. we heard from the three women held captive and tortured for a decade. they released a video on youtube showing amazing resilience.
pamela brown is here, what a surprise, great to see them. >> i've been covering the story over the beginning in the past two months and it's incredible to hear these women speak out after learning some of the horrible details from police. other than a picture of amanda berry after the escape this is the first time we're seeing and hearing from the women since they went missing more than ten years ago. instead of being bitter they focused on their new lives and thank the people who have helped them. in a four-minute video they are speaking for the first time to say thanks. >> i want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through entire ordeal. everyone who has been there to support us it's been a blessing to have an outpouring of love and kindness. >> i would say thank you for the support. >> thank you, everyone, for your love support and donations which helped me build a brand new
life. >> reporter: more than $1 million has been donated to the courage fund to help the women heal after a decade of alleged abuse in captivity by arial castro. castro is charged with beating, raping and starving them, forcing the miscarriage of a baby he fathered yet in the video made last week the women seemed upbeat, not bitter. >> i'm getting stronger each day and i'm having my privacy has helped immensely. i ask that everyone continue to respect our privacy and give us time to have a normal life. >> be positive. learn that it's important to give than to receive. thank you for all your prayers. >> michelle knight held the longest, appeared to suffer the worst abuse. here she hints at the pain of the ordeal and what she learned from it. >> i will not let the situation define who i am. i will define the situation. i don't want to be consumed by hatred.
with that being said, we need to take a leap of faith and know that god is in control. >> they were once known only as silent victims. now amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight want the world to know they have a voice and have reclaimed their lives. as michelle knight put it at the end of the video "i'm looking forward to my brand new life." 9,200 donations have raised more than $1 million for the women. at this time the women don't plan on making any additional public statements and continue to ask the public to respect their privacy. >> thank you so much. let's talk more about this. will these women ever fully recover from this nightmare they went through and what is their healing process like? wendy walsh is a doctor of psychology and she's joining us from los angeles this morning. wendy, thank you so much. i guess i wanted to just ask you kind of what you thought about the video. it's clearly an edited video, youtube video, but what do you
think of their body language and what they said and how they said it? >> i think they certainly have some good advisers because they have taken control of the situation, defining it themselves, not having media chase them and have to face a lot of cameras and questions. they're controlling their environment but it's very interesting to note that they would appear what we call their affect, their mannerisms, their tone of voice, the way they're talking seems almost juvenile for fully developed women who are now in their mid-20s, because i think that emotionally they were probably stuck around the time they were kidnapped. it's like they were being raised by each other and the only other adult was an infantile adult criminal so it's fascinating to watch that. >> and what also do you think of this approach? it shows they're obviously taking control of their situation, putting out this youtube video but is this part of the healing process or do you think this is more of them just wanting to say thank you and to
tell people we still need our distance? >> well i think it was definitely that. i love the fact that they were taking control of it, that they weren't letting the media control them. they also knew they had to do it at some point. by at least putting out this video that we have, it will hold the media at bay, if you will. it will continue to be able to ensure their privacy and that's why they came out from the gate saying thank you for our privacy. this is why we're able to heal. i think they're getting some very good advice and making good choices and remember also of course they're going to use the internet. this is what this generation does, keeping them contemporary. they were only exposed to us, meaning the rest of their culture through television during their captivity. >> that's an excellent point. it was interesting to hear what each one of the women focused on differently. we heard most from michelle knight, she spoke the longest on the clip and you hear her kind of almost talking through her recovery. she said at one point i will not let the situation define who i am. i will define the situation. what do you take from that and
what she said? you could tell she's clearly trying to say i'm trying to be strong, i am strong. >> i think that certainly is a very good part of the healing to take control of it in that way. she was also the only one who seemed to talk about her faith at length. i think you can see that she seemed to be impaired somewhat. there have been reports that she has a mental disability in the past. i don't know what her diagnosis is, but clearly this is a young woman who has found strength in whatever way and of course having faith is a great coping mechanism that's out there, but she's also the only one that alluded to the torture when she said i've been to hell and back but i'm strong enough to walk to hell and back, which was fascinating. >> wendy walsh, thank you so much. that video is fascinating i think is an understatement to see them during the recovery. thank you so much. this morning we also have brand new video of the moments immediately after asiana flight 214 crashed in san francisco.
you can see emergency chutes opening up, passengers running from the burning plane and first responders arriving to help. investigators are combing through the wreckage today trying to determine if pilot error or maybe mechanical failure could have caused the jumbo jet to crash just moments before landing. miguel marquez is kicking off team coverage in san francisco, good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, chris. we know the ntsb, the national transportation safety board is speaking to the four pilots s o that plane, they want to know how the pilots didn't understand the plane was in trouble at the same time we're seeing the video that shows us that emergency escape played out. moments after impact emergency chutes deployed from the plane. >> my god that's scary. >> reporter: you see one person zipping down and a stream of people running for their lives. one slide reportedly popped open inside the plane, trapping people.
>> we have heard there were some problems inside the aircraft. we need to understand why that happened. >> they're [ bleep ] running. >> oh my god. >> reporter: eventually dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the plane. the possibility a plane crash victim was struck by an emergency worker vehicle now part of the investigation. >> we are reviewing airport surveillance video. >> reporter: united 885 waiting to take off. >> we see people and i think they need assistance and they are alive and walking around. >> reporter: had a terrifying front row seat as the asiana came crashing in. >> it looks like it's struggling. >> reporter: this shows the landing gear near the seawall, the glide path on target but the speed way too slow. three seconds before impact the plane just above the water is doing just 118 miles per hour. it should be doing around 158. >> this is not something that i expected to ever view in my career.
>> reporter: first responders coming forward. one police officer jumped into the burning plane. >> we saw the black plume of smoke coming in, like something out of a nightmare. >> reporter: flight attendant kim ji-yeun says she carried people piggyback from the smoldering wreckage. the two girls who died were sitting in the back of the plane. friends who often had lunch together. friends and family are not surprised they were together until the end. the family members on their way to san francisco met with asiana president yong yong du who apologized in person. we're also hearing from another senior flight attend an yoon-hye lee who said there was no difference in the landing until it crashed and also said the pilot of the plane told her to wait to evacuate as passengers
were pushing to get off that plane so that's something we're going to be looking into more as well. i'm sure as investigators will well. kate back to you. >> miguel thanks so much. that investigation continues, but now to a "new day" exclusive. it's very hard to imagine what it must have been like to be a passenger on asiana flight 214 when the doomed jet went down. three siblings on that plane know it all too well. sara sidner is live in san francisco with their story. sarah? >> reporter: it is an incredible story, these three kids all under the age of 16 talking about this in the most calm manner explaining what they went through when that plane smashed into the runway. >> oh my god! oh, it's an accident! >> reporter: the chaos of a plane crash, the sudden impact, the spinning, the dust, the
fire, and then the desperate scramble to stay alive. >> there was no warning or anything. it was just, just happened. >> reporter: 15-year-old esther, 13-year-old joseph, 11-year-old sarah jang and their parents were all inside the plane returning from a family vacation. >> we were all bouncing all over the place. i just remember there being dust everywhere and i was freaking out and then it just stopped. >> reporter: at first, the jang siblings weren't sure they survived the crash. >> i was also calling out for my parents and i was, well i couldn't breathe for like, because i got the wind knocked out of me so i couldn't breathe for a couple of seconds. >> so after everything stopped and i realized i was alive and i looked over and i saw my brother and sister, they were both fine, and then i looked over and my mom and my dad, and they were
both on the floor because their seats fell down, and then i called their names out, and they both like moaned kind of. >> reporter: all five of them were hurt. the jang family was sitting in the back of the plane when the tail hit the seawall. their heads snapped forward, luggage fell and seats buckled making it challenging for them to escape quickly. >> well it was hard to get out. >> someone helped us out and my brother and sister went out an exit on the right and i realized that i was limping and their exit did not have a slide so a flight attendant brought me to another exit which had a slide, which was on the opposite side of the plane. >> reporter: the entire jang family eventually made it out alive. >> when we all reunited my family and i, i was really glad, so i started crying. >> reporter: the jangs set out
for a memorable trip, the first time the children were going to south korea for a glimpse of their heritage, but on the way home, they ended up learning a frightening lesson of survival. >> sara sidner with that report for us, thanks so much. >> the one girl with a cast on but other than that the worst part will be the memories and luckily they'll be able to move forward with this. >> very difficult to put away. in the weather we have a big storm brewing in the caribbean. chad myers, tropical storm chantal, tell me about her, chad, what's she doing now. >> the problem with the storm it's a 50-mile-per-hour storm probably headed almost to a hurricane. the last time we had a storm this far south this early, 2005. think about that year, 28 named storms, one of the names was katrina. this is not good. we're starting the season so early. 50 miles per hour headed to barbados right now. eventually into the caribbean and very close to the dominican
republic, probably by wednesday afternoon right over the dr, and then where does it go? that's the big story. we know it will hit here and probably be torn up a little bit, that's a high mountain state, country right through there. the mountains will tear it up but back into warm water and the computers are turning it left, a lot like sandy happened up to the north turning it left because there's a high pressure that won't let it go any farther. the big turn from south florida up into the carolinas. could be a big storm. that's very warm water, the warm water over the bahamas will be like putting 93 octane in your car. it will make it bigger. we'll watch it all week long. >> every day you got to check it because the models change day by day by day. let's get to michaela for the latest headlines. >> good morning to you at home. new this morning, cnn learned president obama is seriously considering a total troop withdrawal from afghanistan. so-called zero option could happen as quickly as next year. mr. obama is frustrated with the
country's president hamid karzai. according to the "new york times" the relation is unraveling. egypt's interim leader mansour ordering an investigation into the killing of dozens of mohamed morsi supporters at the republican guard compound. state media also reporting mansour issued a constitutional declaration giving himself limited power to make laws and outlined a timetable for parliamentary and presidential elections. venezuela's government says it has received a formal request of asylum from nsa leaker edward snowden and has made an offer. it is waiting to hear back from him. the country's foreign minister did caution russia also has to weigh in on the request if he accepts. snowden also has offers from bolivia and nicaragua for asylum. the defense of accused wikileaker private first class bradley manning beginning to lay out its case and asked the judge
to throw out most of the severe charges. the judge said she would review the request later in the week after the prosecution responds and his defense opened by saying he never meant to hurt national security but they say he believed americans needed to know how the wars in iraq and afghanistan were being fought. and finally, a surfing competition that has gone to the dogs. more than 40 pooches took part in the eighth annual competition in san diego. the winner was an english bulldog named tillman. i know tillman personally. >> do you? >> he's a skateboarder. we met him first in the tournament of roses parade. he is a skateboarder and clearly is quite a surfer. >> any comment? was he surprised? >> no comment from tillman. he's surprised and honored. >> just to be nominated. >> just to be nominated. >> i love bulldogs personally and when they surf -- >> i love dogs. >> you like it, sounds good. >> that's all i got.
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. setback for prosecutors in the george zimmerman case. the judge ruled to allow evidence that trayvon martin had marijuana in his system the night that he died. this after emotional testimony from martin's father, tracy, called to the stand by the defense. cnn's george howell is live in sanford, florida, with the latest. good morning, george. >> good morning. defense attorneys will call on several new witnesses today. we heard from tracy martin the other day to make their case and heard from a long list of people who seemed to be character witnesses all vouching it was
george zimmerman's voice on that tape. one after another after another, defense witnesses hammered home the same answer when asked who was screaming on this 911 call. >> so you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right, what is your -- >> do you know whose voice that is in the background screaming? >> yes, definitely, it's georgie. >> i thought it was george. >> when i heard the tape my immediate reaction was that's george screaming for help. >> whose voice is it? >> george zimmerman's voice. >> there's absolutely no doubt in my mind that it's george zimmerman. and i wish to god i did not have that ability to understand that. >> it was john donnelly's testimony that even made george zimmerman emotional. donnelly told jurors he bought zimmerman's clothes for trial and once taught him how to tie a windsor knot. defense attorneys drew on his experience in combat as a medic
who routinely heard people scream for help, to make their case that the voice screaming on the 911 call was george zimmerman. that set the stage for tracy martin, trayvon martin's father. defense attorneys first recalled two investigators who say martin told them, no, the voice screaming was not his son. then they put martin on the stand. >> i didn't tell them no, that wasn't trayvon. i kind of, i think that chairs and the wheels on them, i kind of pushed away from the table and just kind of shook my head and said i can't tell. >> so your words were, "i can't tell." >> something to that effect but i never said, no, that wasn't my son's voice. >> reporter: defense attorneys also called up the owner of the gym where zimmerman trained to lose weight to demonstrate how a person could hold another down, adam pollack got on top of attorney mark o'mara to show the jury.
but when describing his client's skill level -- >> he's still learning how to punch, he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> on a scale of one to ten, where would mr. zimmerman fit? like i said about a one. >> reporter: finally judge debra nelson ruled that testimony regarding marijuana levels in trayvon martin's system will now be admitted as evidence for jurors to consider. critical ruling as this trial moves into day 11. court is expected to start earlier today, 8:30 a.m. eastern time and we expect the judge, to rule on whether a computer re-enactment of that shooting will be admitted as evidence in this case. the prosecution wants to keep it out, chris, but we also expect to hear from more witnesses and a forensic pathologist who is considered an expert in that field. >> thank you for the reporting. that's a very important argument they'll have today. we'll have to be on that. so the real zimmerman, question mark. this is the defense theory. little help from my friends.
they got up there and said he's not a vigilante, he's a good guy. people got up there and said i told him to carry a pistol with a bullet chambered. walking around with a gun it assumes he's looking to use it. he was soft, in, ma came up, mix the martial arts. zimmerman had taken it for a year. his coach says he stinks at it. on a scale of one to ten he was a 0.5. the defense going to pot, this was controversial, why is trayvon martin's marijuana use allowed, what is the defense going to use it for, how important could it be? let's figure it out and figure out at the end of all of it what this means in terms of the balance of the ups and downs. who knows better than anyone else our expert criminal defense attorney danny cevallos and mr. vinnie politan. you guys have switched sides but did you not fool me. i will start with you vinnie all the same, great to have you both
here. the drugs, why should they have come in here, how are they helpful instead of just prejudicial to the victim? >> well, the problem is the way the judge read the case law down in florida that she was compelled to have to allow this in. this allows the defense to trash trayvon martin, to portray him as someone who was fueled by marijuana in this vicious attack on george zimmerman. that's what they're going to argue and that's what the jury is going to end up hearing and the bottom line is you put marijuana into trayvon martin's system in front of this jury, it's a bad day for prosecutors. >> danny, can you prove to me that he had smoked immediately before this? can you prove to me that marijuana made him in a rage? >> you know, that is a really good point because marijuana is unique from other drugs in that you can test positive for marijuana but not be intoxicated. you don't have that with most other drugs. if you have alcohol in your blood you are on some level intoxicated but you can test
positive for marijuana without being intoxicated and in that sense even though i think the evidence should come in i see the prosecution's argument in this case because there is that argument that it may not have affected trayvon martin at all. however, isn't it interesting that if we were talking about a dui case the government almost always says any amount of marijuana means that you are intoxicated but in the case here, they've flipped their approach. >> but rageful? that's a very different thing. yesterday it all came down to the scream. we know how important it is to establish who started this altercation, matters for stand your ground, matters for self-defense. let's unpack the scream with the rest of our time. let me ask you this danny cevallos, you say it was george zimmerman screaming. that's the defense position. obviously the prosecution, vinnie, says, no, it would have been trayvon martin. vinnie, what's your argument for why trayvon martin would have been screaming? >> well he's fighting a grown man who has a gun. i mean that's the bottom line
here. >> even though he was beating him up? >> one person in this altercation has a gun and i'm not buying the story that george zimmerman has told police about when and where he pulled that gun out. i believe the gun was pulled out much sooner than that and trayvon martin saw that gun. >> if the gun comes out soon that's why he would be screaming, that's the answer from the prosecution. thank you, vinnie. let me ask you this, you have all of these people coming up for the defense saying that's his voice. how many of these people pushed about whether they heard george zimmerman scream before. isn't that different from hearing my voice? >> that to me? >> yes, dan. >> person after person after person up there becomes a problem. >> what about the probative value of this, danny. you keep asking people as the defense, is this him, they say yes. how do they know what it sounds like when he screams, isn't that different than a talking voice, danny? >> that was the argument earlier on but laypeople who are familiar with a voice can listen to it. certainly there is a foundational issue. is someone's voice different
when they scream and when they're talking normally but the defense came one a brilliant witness, an essential expert on screaming, a combat medic. how are you going to disbelieve him who in his experience has heard hundreds of grown men scream so he's familiar with the sound of screaming. they essentially back doored in an expert on male screaming. it was beautiful. >> if we look at the strength of the defense you'll look at the witness that was unchallenged able to respect that and the witness, the friend who said "i told him to walk around with a round chambered in the gun." takes care of a big problem for george zimmerman if the jury believes him. last question, danny, if george zimmerman is the one screaming, why did the screaming stop? george zimmerman says after he shot trayvon martin he thought he was still coming after him. he thought the fight was still ongoing. if he's screaming, why did his screaming stop? >> well, george zimmerman's story is pretty clear and pretty consistent. he shoots him, trayvon backs up and says you got me but george zimmerman still believing he's a
threat trying to physically restrain him. that's his story and has remained relatively consistent although in telling it 50 different times there are minor discrepancies. >> vinnie i think you're beating me to death i'm screaming with horror. i shoot you, but you're still coming after me but i stop screaming. makes sense to you? >> i don't think that makes sense number one and number two there's another part of that that came up yesterday. he shoots him and believes trayvon martin is still a threat, thinks he missed him with the shot that he fired and he rehollisters his gun and puts his gun away, and then approaches trayvon martin, that makes no sense whatsoever. >> reporter: vinnie politan, danny cevallos thank you very much, intelligent and insightful, appreciate you being here. you heard the experts and getting the sense of the dynamic. that's the way the jury will discuss it amongst themselves in a room and right now you have to say the defense is laying out their story of who the real
george zimmerman is effectively. how will it continue today, how the prosecution will counter on cross-examination and in their own rebuttal case which the prosecution can come back after this, that's what will decide the story of this and what the jury takes into the room. okay, kate? >> chris, thanks so much. coming up next on "new day" a murder-for-hire plot captured on videotape, a michigan woman tries to hire a hitman who turns out to be an undercover cop. hmm. also a gas station erupts in flames when a car crashes into the gas pumps, one of the customers catches on fire. we have the story behind this very dramatic video. ♪ [ male announcer ] some question physics. some question gravity. and some... even have the audacity to question improbability. with best-in-class towing and best-in-class torque these are some of the bold, new ram commercial trucks -- built to blow your imagination.
♪ hello everybody and welcome back to "new day." it's tuesday, july 9th. i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan. we're joined by news anchor michaela pereira with the top news happening. >> good morning to you at home. the ntsb says it's too early to say a pilot error caused asiana 214 to crash at san francisco international airport but the agency says the pilots' lack of experience at the controls of the boeing 777 will be a factor
in the investigation. it is not clear if the pilot or the plane's computer was handling the landing. the ntsb also saying the plane's approach was 35 miles an hour slower than normal. and this is new, amateur video showing the chaos just seconds after the crash. you see emergency chutes inflate and terrified passengers evacuate. top egyptian security officials defending army and police actions that had deadly consequences, clashes in cairo killing more than 50 people. they say the army and police were defending the republican guard headquarters from attackers. state media reports interim leader adelaide mansour issued a constitutional declaration giving himself limited ability to make laws and presidential elections. jury selection is said to begin in the court-martial of nadal hassan, complicating
matters hasan is representing himself in a trial. he could cross-examine some of his own victims on the witness stand. hasan is facing the death penalty. treeia heinz kerry is upgraded from critical to fair. the wife of secretary of state was hospitalized after experiencing symptoms consistent with a seizure. we are told secretary kerry, heinz kerry's son and other family members are at her bedside. terror for a florida teen attacked by a ten-foot alligator. it bit him in the head while he was swimming in a state park with a friend. >> basically we were floating down the river kind of swimming and then out of nowhere a gator came up behind me and basically bit me in the head you know and at first i didn't know what it was. my reaction just started swinging and took off swimming as fast as i could to get away from it. >> reporter: apparently the teen needed 19 stitches and 15
surgical staples to close the gash in his head. he certainly knows the gator bite could have been much, much worse. amazing. are you ready for cutie overload? the newly announced from the queen's zoo an endangered tiny deer it's a pudu born in may, it weighs a single pound. at its biggest it will only measure 18 inches, can weigh around 20 pounds. these little fellows can be scrappy, they bark when they sense danger and can run in a zigzag pattern to escape predators. >> they bark but then they run away, that's how it works. >> like me. >> that's right. i've seen you do that. i'm like what, and then you take off. >> she's fast. exactly, here's video you have got to see to believe. young woman is behind bars before pleading guilty to trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. why did she want him dead?
they're incredibly bizarre negotiations were captured by police video. poppy, your name i don't know why is that the hardest thing to pronounce. >> it's not pudu. >> poppy what is the back story? >> this is unreal. i've never seen anything like this. it is a murder-for-hire sting, a 21-year-old michigan woman caught on camera allegedly plotting to kill her own husband. she can be heard in the surveillance video saying it was easier than divorce. look. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: the woman in the batman sweatshirt is no superhero. according to prosecutors, she thinks she's hired a hitman to kill her husband. >> you know i'm just going to take it down there and shoot him right in the face. >> reporter: but the hitman is actually an undercover michigan state police detective and according to this surveillance tape released by prosecutors he's meeting with 21-year-old
julia merfeld. >> terrible as it sounds it's easier than divorcing him, didn't have to worry about the judgment on my family or breaking his heart. >> reporter: instead of breaking his heart she plans to hire someone to shoot him and make it look like a robbery. she even giggles as she tells the undercover officer she'd prefer the hit to take place outside. >> because it would be messy in the house. i could always have them clean out my car by the end of the mess. >> reporter: in this meeting with the undercover detective she seems to question the plan. >> it's a bad idea for me. >> hey, i'm willing to do it, you know, for whatever your reasons are, i don't really care. i just want the money. >> reporter: police reportedly set up the sting after they were tipped off by merfeld's co-worker, carlos ramos who says he went to authorities after she first tried to get him to carry out her plot. >> when she brought it up about what she wanted done, she was laughing so i figured she was just joking. the more she got into detail
what she wanted done, when she wanted it done then i went to the authorities and said this is what's going on. >> reporter: in the video she says she planned to pay the hitman thousands of dollars, money that would come from her husband's life insurance policy. >> all set? >> thank you. >> good luck. >> thank you, good luck to you, too. >> merfeld entered a guilty plea last month for solicitation of murder. she will be sentenced on july 30'd. watching more of this video, guys, she even talked about wanting to have a friend move into the home afterwards, so didn't want a murder to take place inside of the home. >> i just don't understand, she says it's easier than divorce because she doesn't have to deal with the judgment of her family. >> or breaking his heart. >> but she will now be dealing with some much more serious judgment. >> absolutely. >> carlos ramos, good man, coming forward and of note the husband doesn't want her to get jail time. >> that's what our affiliate is reporting that in court the husband said that.
the the sentencing is in a few weeks, july 30th, we'll see what happens between the two of them and what happens in terms of how much time. it looks like she could face a minimum sentence of about six years in jail. >> okay, we will follow up on that one for sure. poppy thank you so much. coming up on new "new day," this man is now on fire at a gas station. how did he save his own life? we'll tell you. and filming music videos can be dangerous work apparently. why mariah carey had to go to the hospital, coming up in our top four. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ hooking up the country helping business run ♪ ♪ trains! they haul everything, safely and on time. ♪ tracks! they connect the factories built along the lines. and that means jobs, lots of people, making lots and lots of things. let's get your business rolling now, everybody sing. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪ ♪ helping this big country move ahead as one ♪
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welcome back to "new day" everybody. take a look at this terrifying accident caught on tape at a tennessee gas station. it's the fourth of july, the car goes in there, blows up the gas station, the bystander was injured, two cars destroyed. this morning police are saying it could have been worse. michaela has been working on the story. just to see it is too much. >> the wild video was caught on a gas station surveillance tape. it is hard to believe in clarksville, tennessee, a car goes barrelling through a gas pump setting a man on fire. it is not a scene from this summer's blockbuster action flick. this explosion at an exxon gas station was captured on the fourth of july by surveillance camera in clarksville, tennessee. look again as the driver enters oncoming traffic, kareen caree
through a gas pump. >> you can see him rolling back and forth which we teach children to do and adults as well. >> reporter: here he is walking with another man when the car comes barrelling towards the two of them there's no time for him to react before the explosion engulfs him in flames but fire officials say it was his stop, drop and roll technique that saved his life. >> he did everything properly. i was very pleased to see that he did not panic and run because if he had panicked and ran it would have fed the fire. he would have been burned i'm sure a whole lot worse than what he was. >> reporter: porter is in critical but stable condition, suffering from burns on 40% of his body. according to clarksville police the man behind the wheel says he blacked out and the crash report indicates there was no evidence of drugs or alcohol at the scene of the accident. >> the driver was not injured in the crash and although the crash indicates no evidence of drugs or alcohol, blood test is pending. chris porter though that stop, drop and roll.
we remember that in elementary school and the quick thinking of the gas station attendant who came in with an extinguisher and put the flames out. >> the guy blocks out, aims directly at the gas pump, horrible situation. amazing video. coming up next, george clooney could be flying solo again. get excited, chris. >> i am, he's a handsome man. >> what we know about his split come up in our top four. >> if i weren't married.
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welcome back to "new day," everyone. it's time for our pop four with nichelle turner. good morning, dear. >> i think i'm in a good mood because of our number one story today. >> tell me right now. >> i will in just a moment. i'm going to lead up to it. our number four story this morning,
a former biggest loser contestant is being sued for gaining the weight back. she agreed to do promotional work for a marketing company, but they claim seven months after the ink dried, she gained too much money for them to use her in appearances. >> that is tough. you know what, i don't know how i feel about that, but i love that show. it's a win-win. you win the contest and are losing weight in the meantime. >> they also say she signed an agreement with one of their competitors. >> they were looking for an out. >> there was a little something
more to that, something extra. mariah carey is our number three story. the singer was rushed to the hospital after dislocating her shoulder. she fell while shooting a video for the remix of her song "hash tag beautiful." according to her rep, she's doing fine and her husband, nick canon, directing that video. randy travis in critical condition this morning. the country singer was hospitalized for viral cardio high yop thi. he's been in the hospital since sunday. best wishes to him. our number one story this morning, america's number one bachelor, he's single again. george clooney we're talking about. according to "people" magazine, george clooney and his girlfriend of two years split after she realized she eventually wanted to have a family, he did not. the sources say the split was friendly, they quietly separated a few weeks ago. they are still friends and talk
every day. i say i could be next, but here's the thing, it kind of feels like every woman that dates him has a shelf life. don't you know that going in? he's a bachelor, doesn't want to be married again. >> good luck. the guy that states stacey after george, you've got to be like -- >> do you have a house in italy? >> going to be fabulous. stacey is going to be fine. >> if he wants a family, he's what she wants. i have been feigning attraction to george clooney all morning, but switch back to the real me, i think they have to leave him alone. do with your life what you want. if you're not hurting anybody, leave him alone. >> he doesn't seem bothered by any of it. >> he doesn't. he likes being a bachelor and his life. >> >> do you, george? we got to go, guys. we got to go. nichelle turner, you can find her, call me, i'll tell you how to get her. coming up next on "new day,"
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all right. that music means it is time for the rock block. a quick roundup of stories you will be talking about today. first up, michaela. >> first up in the papers, the star ledger features rock star john bon jovi giving back, giving a million dollars to his home state sandy relief fund. from the arkansas democrat gazette, hillary clinton
honoring fashion icon oscar de la renta. from the guardian, prime and prejudice has been recreated as a statue in london, marking the launch of britain's new tv channel drama. i was distracted by the fact there was a statue in the lake. >> why not? it works. >> poppy, you have news for us? >> stock features pointing higher this morning ahead of the open. dow, nasdaq, s&p 500 all finishing in the black yesterday. s&p 500, 2% below an all-time closing high. meantime, latvia, now the 18th country to join the euro officially. it won approval to start using that currency starting an january 1st. the government had to meet budget and debt deadlines to be accepted. warren buffett donating just
$2 billion worth of stock in his company, giving that money to the gates foundation. focuses on, of course, alleviating global poverty and he signed a pledge to give away all of his stock by the time he died. >> $2 billion with a "b." >> not million. >> amazing, great organization, too. finally, to chad myers in the weather center for what you need to know this morning. >> skies pretty good across the east coast. airplanes doing well, minneapolis, slowdown. we showed you this last hour, 2,000 planes, now up to 3,000 planes going up to a high around 6,000 later today. still hot in the northeast, 87, tomorrow cooler. atlanta, you get to 84. rain showers across a lot of the northeast. that way most of the way today. we're going to have rain across parts of the ohio valley, right into buffalo, new york. >> it is summer, it is hot, it is really hot. now at the top of the hour, means it is time for the top
means it is time for the top news. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com thank you for all your prayers. i'm looking forward to my brand new life. >> breaking overnight, speaking out, the cleveland three kidnapped as girls in cleveland, then rescued, talking for the first time. "new day" exclusive, some of the youngest survivors of flight 214 speaking out for the very first time as we see this dramatic video of passengers escaping the wreckage. surprising twist, the young rules the jury can hear that trayvon martin had marijuana in his system the night he was killed, this as his father takes the stand. we break it all down. your "new day" continues right now. >> what you need to know -- >> there was a possibility one of their two fatalities might have been contacted by one of our apparatus. >> what you just have to see. >> we show you just how
disgusting this is. all you can eat ribs by the dumpster. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan, and michaela pereira. >> james earl jones is right, this is "new day." good morning, everybody, it's tuesday, july 9th, 8:00 in the east. i'm chris cuomo. >> you do not question that. i'm kate bolduan here with news anchor michaela pereira. more on the new and riveting video showing passengers running for their lives. and it's a a "new day" exclusive, you have to hear our interview with three young siblings that survived that ordeal. then the george zimmerman trial gets under way in about 30 minutes. what will the new evidence about trayvon martin's drug use do to the case? darryl parks, an attorney for trayvon martin's family, will join us live. we know that reality tv is certainly no stranger to controversy. this one, though, rocking "the big brother" house is astounding. cast members were caught on
camera saying racist and homophobic slurs. the question is, should the show profit from bigotry? >> provocative question. but we want to begin this hour with our "new day" exclusive. three remarkable young women were silenced for more than a decade, held captive and tortured in a cleveland home, horrific situation, one described as going to hell and back. this morning they are breaking that silence for the first time, posting a video that may be the first small step to reclaiming their lives. pamela brown is here with details. we've been waiting to hear from them and it's so good to hear from them. >> we have. after covering the story the last couple months, it's good to see the women doing well. this is really the first time we're seeing and hearing from all three of them since they went missing more than ten years ago. in a four-minute youtube video, amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight are speaking for the first time to say simply,
thanks. >> i want to thank everyone who's helped me and my family through this entire ordeal, everyone that's been there to support us. it's been a blessing to have such an outpouring of love and kindness. >> i would say, thank you for support. >> thank you, everyone, for your love, support, and donations. which help me build a brand new life. >> reporter: more than a million dollars has been donated to the courage fund to help the women heal after a decade of alleged abuse and captivity by ariel castro. castro is charged with beating, raping, and starving them, even forcing the miscarriage of a baby he fathered, yet in the video made last week, the women seem upbeat, not bitter. >> i'm getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely. i ask that everyone continues to respect our privacy and give us time to have a normal life. >> be positive. learn that it's important to give than to receive.
thank you for all your prayers. >> reporter: michelle knight held the longest, appeared to suffer the worst abuse. here she hints at the pain of the ordeal and what she learned from it. >> i will not let the situation define who i am. i will define the situation. i don't want to be consumed by hatred. with that being said, we need to take a leap of faith and know that god is in control. >> reporter: they were once known only as silent victims. now amanda berry, gina dejesus, and michelle knight want the world to know they have a voice and have reclaimed their lives. and the women do not plan on making any additional public statements for the time being. they continue to ask for the public to respect their privacy so that they can continue to heal. >> that will be a very long process for them, that's for sure. pamela, thanks so much for bringing their stories to us this morning. also this morning, dramatic video from the crash of asiana
flight 214. you can see passengers fleeing for their lives just a few seconds after the jet went down in san francisco. and this morning, there's no official word, no official explanation yet, for what went wrong, but investigators believe the plane was going too slow as it approached to land. miguel marquez is live in san francisco following the latest on the investigation. good morning, miguel. >> reporter: good morning, kate. we do have some breaking news for you at the moment. we learned ntsb has spoken to half of the pilots. the pilot at the stick flying that plane will be spoken to and interviewed by ntsb later today. they say they want to know what was going on in the cockpit, what the pilots were seeing, and why none of them realized they were in trouble. the video you mentioned, we're getting a very good idea how that evacuation and escape took place. moments after impact, emergency chutes deployed from the plane. >> that's scary. >> reporter: you see one person
zipping down and a stream of people running for their lives. one slide reportedly popped open inside the plane, trapping people. >> we have heard that there were some problems inside of the aircraft. we need to understand why that happened. >> they are [ bleep ] running. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: eventually, dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the plane. the possibility that a plane crash victim was struck by an emergency worker vehicle, now part of the investigation. >> we are reviewing airport surveillance video. >> reporter: united 885 waiting to take off. >> you see people that need assistance they are alive and walking around. >> reporter: terrifying front row seat as the asiana flight comes crashing in. in this new video released by ntsb, it shows the landing gear near the seawall, the glide path on target, but the speed, way too slow. three seconds before impact, the plane just above the water, is
doing just 118 miles per hour. it should be doing around 158. >> this is not something that i expected to ever view in my career. >> reporter: first responders now coming forward. one police officer jumped into the burning plane. >> we saw the black plume of smoke coming, like something out of a nightmare. >> reporter: one flight attendant, the last off the plane, says she carried people pig piggyback from the smoldering wreckage. the two who died were sitting towards the back of the plane, friends for years who often had lunch together. friends and family are not surprised they were together to the end. the family members of the two chinese victims on their way to san francisco to collect their daughters' bodies met with asiana airlines president yoon young-doo, who apologized in person. now, a senior flight attendant is also speaking out. she says that the landing did not feel any different than
other landings until the crash occurred. she also said the pilot told her to wait on the evacuation. ntsb says they will be questioning the flight attendants today about that and other things. chris, back to you. >> miguel, thank you very much. hearing from the crew, very important, but hearing from the people inside, just as important. and in a "new day" exclusive, three of the youngest passengers onboard that plane are talking about the terrifying crash and their unlikely escape. they spoke to our sara sidner, she's live in san francisco. good morning, sara. >> reporter: good morning, chris. yeah, an amazing story from these three youngsters, all under the age of 16 years old. two of them were here, actually, all three of them came here to san francisco general hospital with their father, but they have been unable to meet up with their mother, who's in another hospital, but all this time they have been thinking through what happened on that fateful day when they were aboard asiana 214.
>> oh, my god! oh, it's an accident! >> reporter: the chaos of a plane crash, the sudden impact, the spinning, the dust, the fire, and then the desperate scramble to stay alive. >> there was no warning or anything. it was just -- just happened. >> reporter: 15-year-old esther, sara jane, and their parents were all inside that plane, returning from a family vacation. >> it was, like, we were all bouncing all over the place. i just remember there being dust everywhere and i was freaking out and then it just stopped. >> reporter: at first the siblings weren't even sure they survived the crash. >> i was also calling out for my parents and i was -- well, i couldn't breathe, because i got the wind knocked out of me, so i couldn't breathe for a couple of seconds. >> so after everything stopped and then i realized i was alive
and i looked over and i saw my brother and sister, they were both fine, and then i looked over at my mom and my dad and they were both on the floor, because their seats fell down. and then i called their names out and they both, like, moaned kind of. >> reporter: all five of them were hurt. the jang family was sitting in the back of the plane when the tail hit the seawall. their heads snapped forward, luggage fell and seats buckled, making it challenging for them to escape quickly. >> well, since the chairs fell on us, it was hard to get out. >> someone helped us out, and then my brother and sister both went out an exit on the right and then i realized that i was limping, and their exit did not have a slide, so a flight attendant brought me to another exit which had a slide, which was on the opposite side of the plane. >> reporter: the entire jang family eventually made it out
alive. >> when we all reunited, like, my family and i, i was really glad, so i started crying. >> reporter: the jangs set out for a memorable trip, the first time the children were going to south korea for a glimpse of their heritage, but on the way home, they ended up learning a frightening lesson of survival. the jang family's actually from colorado and so the kids know that they are going to have to take another flight. we asked them about that, what their concerns were, they said they were scared but they understand this is a very rare event and that they would go ahead and get on that plane. by the way, their mother is still in the hospital. chris and kate? >> all right, sara, thank you very much. our prayers go out to their mother there, but those kids, hopefully, will take this experience, go on with life and know everything is going to be okay. >> we're going to forget thoser memories. let's talk more about that experience, but also the
investigation that's ongoing with mary, a former inspector general with the department of transportation, also an aviation attorney for the law firm motley rice. one thing we hear investigators want to know is what was happening, what was going on with the pilots in the 72 hours prior to the flight. what kind of information are they going to be looking into in that time period? >> all their activities, fatigue, anything that was distracting, any kinds of stresses they might have on their minds or their bodies, and that's typical. the ntsb always wants to reconstruct the hours and days leading up to the flight. >> we're also learning the flight was not taking an unusual path, if you will. their glide path coming into the airport really until it got very close seemed very normal, but upon impact, the plane was going some more than 30 miles slower than it should have been. first off, my question is, what does that speed difference, what difference does that make as the plane's coming?
>> 30 miles an hour is a huge difference when you convert the knots to miles an hour, supposed to be around 120 and it was going around 90. that's a huge difference in the speed and it was also released yesterday that they were cleared for a straight-in approach, 17 miles out. when the speed deteriorated is when they took off the autopilot at about 1,600 feet of altitude and that's going to be significant, because literally the only thing you can look for mechanical at this point is some kind of a problem with the air data, meaning air speed. >> that's my question, is there anything that would cause the speed to decrease so much other than human error? or the pilots doing it. >> sure. couple things could. there was a warning from the government on a system on this plane, it was put out back in january and they were supposed to have checked it by now, but it was on air speed indicators and the altitude indicators. it was a transdeucer that
provided that data. that's the only thing that stood out in the service record of this particular model of aircraft, but the deadline for checking that has passed. the other thing that could have happened is the rising moisture and, literally, coming in over water might have had a faster sink rate. >> you have said that previously, when you're coming in over water, it does make you sink faster, just the physics of it all. >> on a hot day with moisture rising, correct. >> so many questions, three days out, not surprising, though, we don't have a official explanation, correct? >> absolutely. the flight recorder they already downloaded, i suspect the ntsb knows an awful lot. >> mary, thank you so much. as miguel marquez said, ntsb has interviewed two of the pilots, half the pilots, and they'll be looking to talk to the pilot behind the controls some time today. >> we'll stay on it. we also have new details this morning on that deadly train crash in canada. the official death toll stands at 13, but dozens more are still
missing. this morning, investigators are struggling to identify victims while searching for clues about the cause. cnn's paula newton is at the crash site in canada. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. you can imagine how difficult it is for those forensic investigators to have to go to family members and say, look, we need dna evidence here to identify any of your loved ones. this morning, chris, we are just moments away from a police briefing and one from the transportation safety board. many questions this morning about this investigation and how exactly this could have happened. local officials have been blunt about what this kind of inferno would have meant for victims. the fire might be out, but the devastation makes clear what happened to people who were in their homes, at work, at a pub on a friday night. police had warned the death toll would rise. >> as we are speaking right now, we have found eight more victims inside of the rooms, so that leads us to 13 victims. >> reporter: and dozens more are
still missing. forensic specialists have asked victims' families for hair samples, clothing, anything to help identify their loved ones. people here are just starting to come to terms with the devastation. a as you can see, this train literally slammed into this small town and the homes here are very, very close to the tracks. it's always been that way. usually they are traveling between 5 and 10 miles an hour. on that night, this train was going at least between 30 and 40 miles an hour. sonya heard the train like never before that night. the tracks are just a few feet from her home, and she says the whole house shook. and then this family got the news. she says they are mourning her brother-in-law, who they assume was killed in the explosion. she says she never wants to see a train on these tracks again. police say they aren't ruling anything out, including sabotage. at issue now, both here and in
the united states, is transporting crude oil safe? the amount of crude traveling by tanker car has grown exponentially in the last five years, and many wonder if safety standards have kept up. you know, key here is the fact this train was left unmanned while there was a crew change, allowing the brakes to fail and careen into this town. i spoke to a u.s. department of transportation official today that said that would be rare if it happened in the united states and admit they are watching this investigation closely to look for lessons learned. chris, kate? >> paula newton, thanks so much for that. there is a the o of other news developing this hour. >> kate, thank you so much. good morning, cnn has learned that president obama may pull all u.s. troops out of afghanistan in 2014. a senior administration official says mr. obama is growing increasingly frustrated with afghan president karzai. the two leaders have been discussing a plan to leave
behind some u.s. troops to train afghan forces and help fight insurgents, but now the president is said to be seriously considering a complete withdrawal. top egyptian security officials defending army and police actions that had deadly consequences. they say the army and police were defending the republican guard headquarters from attackers. more than 51 were killed in those clashes. 434 others were wounded. in the meantime, state media reports interim leader adly mansour has issued a decree giving himself unlimited powers to make laws and outlined a time table for elections. a hunger strike could be under way in california prisons. about 30,000 inmates refused meals yesterday. more than 2,000 skipped their jobs or classes at the prison. inmates at pelican bay state prison in northern california organized that protest. they are upset with a state policy where inmates can be held in isolation for years if they are involved in prison gangs. take a look at this. a car -- oh, smashes through the front window of a supermarket in
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just after 8:23 a.m. eastern time, that means the george zimmerman trial will get back under way in a few minutes. this after a big day of testimony featuring zimmerman's friends and trayvon martin's father testifying about those all-important screams on the 911 call. the judge also allowed evidence in that a small amount of marijuana was found in trayvon martin's system at the time of his death. joining me now is daryl parks, an attorney for trayvon martin's family, joining us from sanford, florida. thanks for being here, sir.
appreciate it. let's begin with this most recent decision by the judge. it wasn't allowed in opening statements. she reserved judgment. now she allowed it in to be impeached and cross-examined. what do you make of the idea that trayvon martin's marijuana use is now part of this trial? >> well, i think there's a problem, and i think if you listen to some of the statements that were made in court, there were traces of marijuana found in his system, some marijuana found in his system, and you don't really know what the real effect of it was. what it tends to do, though, is once the jury hears it, they will probably be more prejudice about it being in the case and it will tend to mislead them and clout their judgment as a jury. so i don't really see the weight it brings to it, but the law allows for it to be presented because it was present in his system. >> let me ask you something, i want to go through the elements of the scream and what happened there, but first, is the family
comfortable with anything other than second-degree murder as justice in this case? >> well, i don't think it's their call. i think they want to see justice prevailed in this case. whatever the law allows as it relates to prosecuting him for the murder of their son, that's what they want. they didn't pick the charge, prosecutors picked the charge because the prosecutors believe they have the evidence in this case to prove that case. we'll have to see what happens. obviously, we know that the second-degree murder charge instructions will be given, but also will be given, as well. >> but your sense, how would the family feel if it's manslaughter? you and i both know the time that goes along with that charge, that conviction, can be just about what murder two is, but what do you think it will mean to them? >> i think in their situation, as grieving as they are, and you've seen sabrina fulton and tracy martin testify, they are still emotionally struck. if you listen to tracy martin's
testimony yesterday, he says he still hasn't gotten over this and is still grappling with this. javarus believes trayvon is going to come back. he's not accepting trayvon is gone. he talks about trayvon in the present sense. >> so many parents have told me that they wouldn't want to have to hear it and identify, let alone be cross-examined about it. all that being said, how confident is the family that the voice they are hearing is that of their loved one, trayvon martin? >> they are very confident. chris, hit me say to you, if you listen to detective serino's testimony, he said tracy said under his breath his answer and he said he interpreted that answer to mean, no. this case is not going to be pivotal on who's screaming, who's not screaming.
there's far more evidence in this case to consider. the real deal is, when you get to the ground, whether or not george zimmerman had to use deadly force in a situation where he's found himself against trayvon martin. and we believe the answer is no. that's why he should be found guilty. >> we're winding up now toward the end of the trial. are you trying to help the family? you're a lawyer, but you're a counselor in every sense of the word. are you helping them prepare for the outcome, no matter what it is? >> yes, we are. we've taken all types of steps as it relates to dealing with them, as it relates to dealing with the public, as it relates to dealing with media. and probably most importantly in helping them define trayvon's legacy through the trayvon martin foundation. all of those things right now are in the works and preparing for later on this week, we believe, when all this goes down. >> obviously, as you know, the family's been put in two terrible positions, having to lose a loved one, go through this trial, and be part of this larger discussion now about what this trial's about on a social
cultural level, and hopefully, everybody's going to be keying off them when this happens and, hopefully, the tone will be set that we have to accept justice for what it is and move on. they've handled themselves so well thus far. thank you for being with us, mr. parks, appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. >> kate? >> chris, thank you. coming up next on "new day," we focus on important new airline safety measures that may have saved lives in the asiana airlines crash. >> plus, why some contestants in "the big brother" house are coming under fire. [ shapiro ] at legalzoom, you can take care of virtually
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finally, the killers, ladies and gentlemen. one of my favorite bands. welcome back to "new day," everybody. it is tuesday, july 9th. i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan. hello, everyone. we're joined by fuse anchor michaela pereira. coming up right now, george zimmerman trial getting back under way any moment. the judge is expected to rule on the use of a computer model of the deadly shooting. yes, the chance of being in a plane crash is 1 in 45
million. even though these jets are built safer than ever, there are things you can do to increase your odds of getting out alive. first, michaela pereira, the five things you need to know. >> you ready? >> yes. >> number one, calling the crash of asiana flight 214 the result of pilot error is premature. the ntsb says the plane approached the runway slower than the recommended speed. the three women held captive in a cleveland home for more than a decade releasing a beautiful video, expressing gratitude for all the support they received. vice president joe biden will attend a memorial service today in prescott, arizona, honoring 19 firefighters killed in last month's yarnell wildfire. the senate judiciary committee holding committee for questions about surveillance. and at numero cinco, magna
carta goes on sale for everybody today. it was first available to samsung users last week. we're always updating the five things you need to know. go to newsday.cnn.com for the latest. some are wondering how to stay safe in the worst that happens, but john berman is here to explain how there are other ways you can also increase your chances of survival. i hate we even have to talk about it, but we are. >> there have been huge advances in technology, but kate, you're right. you can't just leave it to science here. there are very simple things that every passenger can and should do to stay safe while flying. >> look at that one. >> it's a moment no flier wants to experience, a moment the surviving passengers on board asiana flight 214 will not soon forget. >> oh, my god! >> but there's a reason most escaped unharmed. major equipment upgrades to
planes like the boeing 777. aviation experts credit fire proof materials in the cabin with preventing it from immediately catching fire. improved exits and evacuation slides helped passengers evacuate within 90 seconds. in more secure seats kept buckled up passengers anchored. experts say surviving a crash also relies on the human factor. this video shows many asiana passengers carrying their luggage as they escape the crashed plane. experts say that's a big no-no. >> it's a natural reaction, but it's always, obviously, going to impede the progress of people getting off the plane. you know, those items can be replaced. human lives can't. >> this video taken when the discovery channel crashed a jet liner on purpose shows how passengers should also tighten seat belts before landing. a simple move that could have helped prevent spinal injuries for some of the 181 passengers
injured in saturday's crash. >> almost 50% of the people that we admitted to the hospital have at least one spinal fracture. not all of them are paralyzed, but some of them are. >> the asiana passengers say they were not given a warning before the crash. the discovery channel's experiment shows just how much bracing for impact can help. >> it prevents you from flexing forward quickly. from what i'm hearing, there were a lot of individuals who were taken to the hospital who did have spinal fractures. >> 95% of crashes, as we say, happen on takeoff and landing, so passengers need to stay alert during those crucial moments. keep your seat belt fashioned at all times. this flight's 11 hours long. it's hard to be vigilant that whole time, it's almost over, but buckle that seat belt, pull it tight. >> after a ten-hour flight, it can still happen. all right, berman, thanks. >> good advice from john berman. not too bad segue to the good stuff. today's edition, doing the
right thing. will tandra campbell and her daughter were driving in their van when their dashboard started sparking, that's bad. in moments the electrical fire engulfed the entire van. luckily, the pair escaped, but they could not escape the tow truck bill, wanting $165. that's his job, they didn't have it. they were stranded, no money, no car. that was until a passerby with a little bit of the good stuff stepped in. take a listen. >> a man out of nowhere came. he's like, here's $200. i gave it to the tow man and said, you can give him back the change, because he just gave me the $200. he's like, i'll just take $100 of it. and i gave back -- i was given the guy back his other $100. no, baby, you keep that, you need that. >> see what i'm saying? they were charging her $165, the guy gives her $200. the tow truck driver then reduces the amount. he wants to do the good thing, but this man would not take the
money back. he said he didn't want attention, just did the right thing. he added he normally doesn't carry that much cash, but saw it as a sign from god to do the right thing, so he gave it to her and that is why it is the good stuff. >> that is a great story. >> making us cry. >> right place at the right time. doesn't normally carry that much cash, not many people do. he was there. >> the fact he saw people in need and took that step. he didn't know them, but now has a connection with them, as we all have with each other. that's why i'm asking you to send us your good stuff, people in your community who distinguish themselves, stories like that we can keep telling. tweet us, facebook us, hash tag us. newdaycnn.com. i'm not allowed to joke around about not knowing it anymore. please, give us the story so we can keep giving you the good stuff. >> you're the good stuff, even though you're silly stuff. you just work on that. i'll continue. from the good stuff to changing the world, also very good stuff. according to the usda, millions
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it affects me on a personal way thinking about what that would feel like if i wasn't able to provide for my kids. but also even on a patriotic way, we can't compete with the rest of the world if our kids aren't in shape. join the movement, impact your world. go to cnn.com/impact. >> thank you very much, mr. jeff bridges, with the right message, the right intention. definitely the best way to impact your world. >> that's right. >> good stuff. coming up on "new day," we are monitoring the george zimmerman trial. it's going to begin in moments. there's early arguments going on there. we'll bring you any developments as they happen. also, racist and homophobic slurs on tv. they've translated into big ratings for one reality show, but now some repulsed viewers are fighting back. >> that's an interesting one. plus, anticipation in the uk, the next king or queen could be born today. that's what they tell us.
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welcome back to "new day," everybody. controversy this morning over the reality show "big brother." the latest episode showed racist and homophobic slurs. now viewers and fans are outraged. cnn's nichelle turner is here with much more on this. >> chris, kate, michaela, the show is supposed to be a social experiment, but this season is fast turning into an experiment in race relations. reality, racism. cbs's reality competition "big brother" has seen big ratings after exposing racist and homophobic comments by some of the contestants. the show first came under fire last week when viewers heard hateful comments on the show's 24/7 internet feeds. close observers took to twitter
in a back lash against spencer clauson after he hailed hitler and used a homophobic slur. another is being blasted for derogatory comments and there's a petition to remove the most controversial cast member, 22-year-old erin griese. sunday night's episode incorporated the racism drama and featured an entire montage of griese's comments. here she's talking about her asian-american housemate. >> shut up, go make some rice. >> cbs released a statement saying, quote, at times the house guests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone, but others point out the drama does seem to be drawing viewers. >> when reality television works best is when the viewer feels better than those on the shows. "big brother" is just operating on all cylinders here. they are really hitting those great points that a reality show should hit, and we're talking
about it, which is what they want to see happen. >> it may be a game, but with mics and cameras picking up their every action, the "big brother" contestants are proving reality can be really ugly. >> now both erin and gina zimmerman's employees fired them. clauson's employer issued a statement condemning his actions on the show. keep in mind, guys, these competitors are locked away on a hollywood lot in a house. they don't know what's going on in the real world. they have no idea they are being talked about and don't realize the drama they are causing for themselves. >> we're talking about employers in the real world. they are not kicked out of this crazy house. >> they haven't been kicked out, because cbs says this is a show, we are showing exactly what happens and they are not going to pick a side either way, but in the real world, their employers are saying we're not having that kind of talk. >> they don't edit? >> they have a 24/7 live stream on the show that's on the internet. that's where all of these comments were seen. >> that's important.
>> right. they've got all these cameras all over the house that show every move these people make. they are all mic'd up. nothing apparently is hidden. that's where we saw this originally. >> thanks so much. here's the big question of the day, could this be the day for royal baby watchers in london and around the world? holding their breath this morning, seems everyone is on pins and needles waiting for the future queen or king of england. max foster is waiting on pins and needles, as well, hope you're not holding your breath, but what do we know, my friend? >> reporter: they are not telling us. they are keeping the due date absolutely secret, all of the betting is tuesday or wednesday on next week. we have heard today on clarity of what the baby's title will be. once you have the name, for example, girl, charlotte, the title will be "her royal highness, princess charlotte of cambridge." william is down in wales at
work, too far away from the hospital in london for kate, so she's staying with her mother currently. they are living separate lives, will come together for the baby if it happens before the weekend. meanwhile, businesses trying to make the most of this commercial opportunity, let's say. lots of baby products hitting the shelves here. let me introduce you to a commemorative children's tableware set celebrating the royal baby, we love to make china for any occasion, but why you would give this to your toddler, i don't know. they could ruin that $100 worth of china quickly. that's a royal guardsman outfit. that's ready for the baby. bibs, lots and lots of bibs. i love my uncle harry, i love my auntie pippa, and finally, the one we really have to show you, because this is extraordinary, a potty with regal credentials. >> never know you'd be able to do that on live tv, right?
>> reporter: right. >> a truly royal throne. >> yes, that's good. by the way, max, this is how rumors were started. you were playing around if the baby was named charlotte. chris looked at me, we know the baby is named charlotte? there you go. >> reporter: this is how things start. unconfirmed. >> we will wait, watch, and be excited with you. max foster in london, thanks so much. when we come back, it's the only way to travel, especially if you hit the ball in the water all the time, a hover golf cart. john berman will be able to tell you where you can take a ride. ♪ take me into your darkest hour ♪ ♪ and i'll never desert you ♪ ♪ i'll stand by you yeaaaah! yeah. so that's our loyalty program. you're automatically enrolled, and the longer you stay, the more rewards you get. great! oh! ♪ i'll stand by you ♪ won't let nobody hurt you ♪ isn't there a simpler way to explain the loyalty program? yes.
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it is just before 9:00 a.m., but that's it for "new day," for michaela, kate, and i. thank you very much for being with us. we're going to stick with cnn for live coverage of the george zimmerman trial, special edition of the "cnn newsroom" with wolf blitzer begins right now. hello, wolf. >> all three of you doing an excellent, excellent job. it's a new day and i'm ready to go. are you happy over there,
everything working out okay? >> it's tuesday and we are ready to go. we're just happy to see you. >> what's not to like, wolf? >> i hope, kate, you're feeling very strong, right? >> i am feeling strong. i've learned over the years the answer to that question is feeling strong. >> kate, michaela, everybody is strong. >> say yes. you got it. all right, guys, thanks very much. >> thanks, wolf. "cnn newsroom" starts right "cnn newsroom" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com now to our viewers, good morning, i'm wolf blither in for carol costello. welcome to this special edition of "newsroom," where we're watching the zimmerman trial. it's already begun right now, there's live testimony from key witnesses coming in this day 11 of the murder trial. it comes after a day of emotions and powerful defense arguments in the fatal shooting of the unarmed teenager, trayvon
martin. among those testifying yesterday, trayvon martin's father, it was the defense, though, not the prosecution, who called the grieving parent to the stand. cnn's george howell is in sanford, florida. he's outside the courtroom. i know they are going through this whole issue of whether to release an animation diagram, pictures, if you will, recreation of what happened on that fateful evening, but it comes a day after some really dramatic testimony, george. >> reporter: wolf, absolutely, and it seems we're being set up for another day of dramatic testimony. right now in the courtroom, daniel schumaker, to what we understand, he does corporate presentations, creates these crime reconstruction animations. basically puts all the information from police reports, ballistic reports, puts it all into the computer software, this system that he has, and creates a presentation for jurors to watch. i want to go live into the courtroom right now.