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. hey, good morning. you awake yet? i think i'm waking up, too. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade. she's on assignment today. murder charges in the beating death of a high school student, and police say one of the suspects is giving them some chilling details about what happened. also, oscar-winning director roman polanski is sitting in jail facing two extremes. he could be sent to the u.s. to face charges or he could be set free. new details in the case today. the pope delivered a big speech, but don't ask anybody about what he said. they were focused on something itsy and bitsy. our top story.
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one of the suspects accused of killing a chicago honors student has admitted to jumping on the boy's head while he was lying on the ground. that's from the state attorney. four teenagers have now been charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome death. one of them is a juvenile. 16-year-old darrion albert was beaten to death after being hit over the head. here's his picture, and his mother said he was headed for college. >> he was a good boy. >> he had no problems. >> not a gang banger? >> no. >> we're not saying this is a gang-related incident. right now it appears you had a young man making attempts to go home. >> he was trying to help out his friend. he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> we're going to warn you you may find this video disturbing here. police say they're looking for three more suspects involved in this attack that was caught on a cell phone. increased controls were set up
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in the neighborhood and there were 290 shootings in chicago schools last year. 34 kids were killed. a suspect in a 9/11 anniversary bomb plot heads to federal court later today. najibullah zazi heads to court saying he conspired to use weapons of destruction. he was caught on video buying beauty products that could be used to make home mbombs. they were allegedly headed for the new york city area. they're hoping to bring the olympics to the windy city in 2016. here's rafer. >> yeah, they're sending in the big guns to try to make the windy city the first choice. they got an olympic send-off at chicago o'hare last night. they have just likely arrived in
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copenhagen. jackie joyner-kersey will join the president. they said with the president and the first lady going, they're likely to get the games. >> i think they're high impact, i think their presentation will be very personal given they know and love chicago so well, and i think they'll talk about the olympic spirit and the olympic movement and why we think chicago would be the perfect place to host the olympic games. >> they'll make that call on friday in the morning about 11:00 a.m. eastern. we'll have more sports in about ten minutes. >> so why not chicago? >> why not? so roman polanski's lawyer filed a motion for the director's release from the swiss prison. the oscar winner was arrested on friday for a 1997 sex crime.
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back then polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl but fled to france before sentencing. french and polish officials are urging switzerland to let him free on bail. otherwise, he could spend months in jail fighting extradition to the u.s. the secret service is trying to figure out who put a poll on facebook asking if president obama should be killed. the positive responses were yes, no, maybe, and yes if he cuts my health care. the secret service took it down yesterday along with a third-party application that lets people create polls. the obama poll was made available to everyone on facebook. the aclu is starting a plan to put up cameras all around sacramento. the group says it would be an invasion of privacy and there is no proof they would stop or lower crime. a lot of people around the city, however, support the idea. >> if there's a camera in front of them, they might not be doing the bad things they're doing out
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here. one isn't going to do the trick. if people are getting bust oed camera, it would probably help. >> the cameras would be paid for by a $16 million grant by home security. the decision will be made tonight. us airways, sully guided his plane into the hudson river, and that was after losing both engines to bird strikes. all 155 people on board survived. so definitely a hero there. a security specialist for john travolta testified that he told his boss about an alleged demand for $25 million days after travolta's son died. two people, including a paramedic, are accused of threatening to release a document that travolta signed unless he paid up.
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the document was kind of like a liability form if the family refused to send jett travolta to the hospital in the bahamas after his seizure. travolta is expected to testify again. yesterday we told you about a georgia man whose car was swallowed up by a sinkhole. it turns out he was victimized not once, but twice. someone actually broke into his car while it was still in this hole. recent rain that pounded georgia probably caused the ground to buckle here. >> i said, where is the car? and he said, in the hole. and i felt like my breath was taken away because just the thought his car had been swallowed by the ground and he got out of it was a mamazing to. >> the victim was also told it was his responsibility to get the car out. it's been in that sinkhole for three days. >> how do you get it out? how many tow trucks does it take to get it out? will they get it out?
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the great lakes region has something going on here. bob, what's the latest on that? >> i'm watching the showers come in on lake ontario and erie, too. you see that sweep going on through picking up heavy rain now. just east of buffalo, getting into the finger lakes as well. yesterday we had some rough weather go through the buffalo area. that was ahead of a cold front. even the coast guard reported 59-mile-per-hour wind gusts. you see massive trees down. those are big, beautiful houses, too. they had wind gusting to 60 miles per hour. today about 35-mile-per-hour wind gusts. syracuse, you can see that rain coming from the north, heavy rain from lake ontario. that will slide down the throughway, so a tough commute no matter how you slice it. a cold front has passed through gainesville, so it's going to be
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cooler and dryer for you today, but if you live south of here, basically in miami, temperatures in the low 90s and it will feel humid as well. decent rain, we're getting it in the southern part of texas, right around san antonio, houston, too. austin some heavy rain also. it will last into the afternoon. look at the sunrise in new york city. just captured this on the tower cam. look at that. it is nice. much cooler today than it was yesterday. mid to upper 60s the high, and it's going to be dry. so enjoy that. >> yes. enjoying it for sure. thanks, bob. so the government is still trying to help the housing market, but this time we hear it's got a billion-dollar plan for local agencies. find out if it could help you. you thought fried oreos and twinkies were an overindulgence.
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find out about this burger between two donuts.
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. hey, what are you doing tonight? we have an exciting addition to our prime timeline line-up for . the joy behar show at 9:00 p.m. make sure you tune in. they said they are vehicle rolled over a land mine on the island of joho. that island is the home of militant groups, some in al qaeda. 12-year-old keara hess is pregnant and due to have her baby any day now. keara, her sister and father were last seen on thursday.
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people are worried keara may not be getting the medical care she needs. >> they're going to have to surface sometime. they're going to need food. keara will be going into labor. they'll obviously need baby supplies. we hope we'll find them and they'll be hopefully okay. >> the father does have legal custody of the girls, but there may be legal issues with her pregnancy and they don't know if hess knows that. last week mass gunmen flew a stolen helicopter to a cash depot in sweden, then they used explosives to bust inside and steal an unknown amount of cash. police have not yet filed charges against the suspects. sarah palin finished her memoir just four months after signing the book deal. it's going to be called "going rogue in american life." the title is from a comment from
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someone who complained she wasn't following the protocol. the white house may take another step to housing in the white house. who will benefit from this money? >> it could help middle class get reasonable terms on a mortgage because it would fund state housing agencies. basically, those agencies, they usually help a lot of people, but they've been frozen by the credit crunch that's affected so many of us and businesses, they just couldn't lend any more. one take-away from this story is more help for families. the other take-away is even though the government is starting its exit plan on some of these big emergency programs, it is still too afraid that the housing market's in trouble, that it's remaining there and trying to provide aid and
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propping it up there. cnn and hln want to make sure you have the news wherever you are. they are bringing you the c cnn app. it has weather, traffic, news. it's at cnn/iphone or you can just go to the istore. >> pretty cool. can we download your bio on there? >> i imagine you could. you can get your travel from there or bob. >> if you are traveling out toward atlanta, the weather is finally going to be just fine. no wind, really. sunrise coming up. it's a nice, cool day. cold front down to the south. temperatures topping out in the mid-70s today with no wind. so safely traveling if you go to
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atlanta. shouldn't have to worry about it. here's how it goes around the great lakes. here's ontario, here's michigan, you can see ohio and pa. rain is going to be there for the entire day, wind as well. gusty conditions when you get to areas like new york city, chicago, las vegas. thunderstorms near the houston metro area as well. 30-minute to one-hour delays. we'll have more on that in just a bit. twitter is causing trouble for a lot of football players, and now coaches are banning it altogether. we're sharing your messages about whether that's fair.
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i'm rafer weigel with sports. after spending $1.2 billion on a new stadium, the cowboys did something they've not done unth year. they won. they beat carolina 21-7, and they did it with their defense, which has been a little uncharacteristic for them recently. the team was actually booed going into the locker room at half time 7-0. it's another edition of this
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day in twitter. texas tech coach mike leach banned his entire team from the social networking site after a player criticized him on it. that's not smart. don't twitter something you wouldn't say to your boss's face. then rich ryan benched a player after he tweetd a complaint about playing time. what do you think about these twitters? do they have the right to ban them or is it a free for all? teresa e mailed, players should take their gripes to the coaches, not to the world. it might actually do something to positively change their situation and it won't make a laughing stock of the entire team! now let's close it out on a bitter sweet story. the los angeles angels finished
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out the season and paid tribute to a player. after they beat texas, they went out and capped his number 34. as the champaign wshachampagne they cheered and the tears flowed. but the angels win the west once again. tom delay danced with a foot injury last night, but he made it through the tango on "dancing with the stars." delay and his partner tied for last place with kathy ireland and her partner. other stars who danced last night include kelly osborne and donny osmond. we could see the key flight
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to health care today whether to include insurance. they will discuss the public option, and a lot of democrats want it but a lot of modern democrats doane. so far no republicans support it expe expect. watch for it today in your "morning express" planner. education secretary arnie duncan, newt gingrich will be in philly to talk about president obama's health care reform. at noon a court martial is expected to begin for a marine sergeant for killing a detainee back in 1984. at 2:45, norman hsu will be sentenced for violating contract laws. he is expected of staeealing millions in a ponzi scheme.
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certainly not a scientific poll, but t-shirt shops are seeing a slow-down, especially since january's inauguration. one vendor who sold jack in the boxes with the president's face on a puppet has 3,000 of them sitting in a warehouse. however, other vendors in washington say there is enough business from tourists to keep sales up. people are lining up for a new gut-busting treat at the big e festival in massachusetts right now, and the crazy burger is a bacon cheese burger with a glazed donut as the bun. check it out. it's 1500 caloriescalories. >> one day you just throw caution to the wind and try it. >> we're going to split one and see how it goes. >>s big e is known for its calorie bombs, of course. they also sell fried cheese
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curds, fried twing hekies and f oreos. the pope made a speech but it was the spider who ended up with 15 minutes of fame.
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four teens have now been charged with first-degree murder in a gruesome beating death of a 16-year-old chicago boy. one suspect has admitted to jumping on the boy's head while he was lying on the ground. witnesses say the 16-year-old darrion albert was a by-stander at a street brawl and was hit over the head with a heavy board. roman polanski's lawyer says his client is in a fighting mood after his arrest for a 1977 sex crime. he filed a motion to try to get polanski out on bail, and he's planning to fight his extradition from switzerland to the u.s. he admitted to having sex with a
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13-year-old girl but fled to france before sentencing. welcome back. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. she's on assignment. iran is trying to round up international supports for penalties on companies that do business in the country, especially in energy and financial communications industries. those penalties would kick in if iran refuses to come clean with what it's doing with its nuclear program. >> this is an important day and an important week for the iranians. they have decisions to make. they have one of two paths that they can take. they can continue the path that they've been on or it can make a decision to step away from its nuclear weapons program. >> and iran has just admitted it is operating a second nuclear facility to enrich uranium. that came just before international inspectors were
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about to disclose the existence of that operation, and iran continues its defiance this week, testing missiles capable of hitting israel. they are accused of holding up six banks in a single week in three states. heather brown is accused of telling bank tellers she had a bomb but investigators never found any explosives. brown is on probation for a 2006 robbery. it's extremely rare for women to rob banks. you probably don't want to take a look at your 401(k). jennifer westhoven, a lot of really bad things followed that day. >> financially speaking, if you remember this day last year, it didn't just affect people with 401(k)s, it affected everyone
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because it hit their confidence. a 777-point plunge. people were just nauseated by the time the closing bell rang. a lot of fear that the financial world was near collapse, we might be headed for another great depression, and basically this great drop came right after the house rejected the government's bailout plan, the plan to do something about that. they did pass that later on, but all those fears driving the dow sharply to 6500 by march. since the financial system, maybe the economy hasn't recovered but the financial system has stabilized, and that's what has allowed the dow to come back from that 6500 level up to not quite 10,000, but we're getting closer to it. natasha, back to you. >> does that mean basically the people who lost all that money could be getting it back by now? >> if they didn't sell out of fear. a lot of people went way down and said, i got to get out of here, i got to keep my money. they wouldn't have gotten as
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much as of the rebound. candidates vying for the late ted kennedy senate seat has less than four months of campaigning. that means raising millions of dollars and collecting thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. last week, the massachusetts governor appointed paul kirk as a temporary replacement until january's special election. at least 23 people have been killed in vietnam by a typhoon. it made landfall today with winds up to 90 miles per hour. take a look at these pictures, take a look at all that flooding. more than 150,000 people had to be evacuated, including children here. disaster officials are warning that rivers are rising and homes are flooded, and some areas are being threatened by mudslides. if you're a kite flyer, today could be a good day for you. that's a good way to look at all of this. bob van dillen says it's going to be a windy one. hey, bob. >> unless you're ben franklin, you don't want to do it because
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you're going to get the thunderstorms, too, with that wind. that's going to be in places like the great lakes. here's the way it looks. big low pressure area. look at the clouds swirling around there in chicago, cleveland, too. winds right now you're looking at southwest gusts of 39 miles per hour with steady rain. that's the way it looks in cleveland. it's a tough go for you early this morning, and you'll see basically windy conditions all afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms on and off the rest of the day. the heavy stuff is still up to the north and to the east. you can see that one squall line racing to rochester, into syracuse. it's going to get into utica and event alley fan out across new york state. probably into pennsylvania as well. more rain, and this is all good. san antonio, austin, houston, that's the end of that cold front that pushed into the deep south yesterday.
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still hung up in place in san antonio, texas. back side of that low, it draws in the cool air coming down out of canada. freeze warnings for the morning. all the areas you see shaded in purple, light shaded blue, frost advisories. about 30 in fargo, 40 in duluth. pictures in the pittsburgh area. remember we were following thunderstorms there. caused a little bit of damage there yesterday, not too bad. we saw wind gusts to 40 miles per hour. that's about it. what really got the wind boost was boston yesterday. >> hang onto your hat. thanks, bob. today's viral video, a bulldog puppy here. look at this. this little guy just cannot get up.
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he's rocking back and forth. momming help me. one of those videos that really catches on. 1.8 million people just feel for this little guy. we dug it up for you on youtube. don't you want to help him up? come on, put the camera down. it's never a good time when the people working on your plane are knee deep in water. look at this. what happened on this flight after an ireporter shot this video.
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can you believe these pictures? of course, the crew was taken off of it before all this happened, though. the ministry says the boat was acting suspiciously in an area known for drug trafficking. wow. the agency that guarantees the safety of your bank deposits is taking an unusual step to make sure it can make good on that promise. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here, and jen, should we be worried about the fdic running short on cash? >> they're saying absolutely not. they're going to make sure that doesn't happen, but imagine if the irs said to you, we would like three years of your taxes now. could you just pay them in advance? that's one way of looking at
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what may be happening today. because the government is not going to let the fdic fail, they're looking at options to save it, and they may ask the banks today to come up with three years of future fees early. as you can imagine, banks don't like that, but it is a sign of the extraordinary times we're living in. the fdic is supposed to be baling out the banks, right? you know that, if your bank goes over, you're guaranteed x amount of dollars? but in this case, the banfdic i asking the banks to bail its out. they want to make sure they stabilize their 95 banks this year. it's not that the big merger might affect you in your daily life. what you should know is when these big billion-dollar mergers are happening. it's a sign of confidence by the leaders of these companies that
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they're willing to invest, that they're able to borrow big amounts of money. that's all a very good sign for the financial markets and the economy. that's the good news about the economy today. xerox bought affiliated computer services and that helped the dow . it rallied 124 points. if you get a ups package soon, you may get something you didn't order along with it. a box stuffed with ads? they're testing out something that will leave you with a box of coupons or leaflets. they'll thinking maybe it would replace the val-packs that you used to get when you first moved in? i don't know, natasha, i'm morally opposed to that stuff. >> i can see recycling bins
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being even more full. >> right, if you don't use them, there's more trees. but that's just me. some people may really want the coupons. time now for ireport for the day. how would like to see this while you're on a plane waiting to take off? our ireporter shot this video while a plane was sitting in manila. the flight was canceled. we give you the news, you give us your views. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an ireporter. well, a california woman ordered a steak dinner and a drink, and when she couldn't pay the tab, she went to jail. that was a week ago. now she's missing.
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. it's tuesday. that means that new albums are out in stores, and country music's bad girl miranda lambert
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is out with "revolution." that's her first hit off the album "dead flowers," and critics are liking "revolution." she's not shooting things up or burning things down on this one. her first two albums both hit number one on the country charts. a 24-year-old woman's family is handing out flyers in california, hoping that someone can help them find her. mitrice richardson went missing on september 16. that's when police say she was arrested for not having enough money to pay for her dinner. she allegedly had marijuana on her. richardson disappeared after being released. her father made a plea for her safe return. >> you can never do no wrong in my eyes, so if you had a meltdown, come holler at me. we can always sit down and talk about it. >> richardson's family says she was also acting strange and may
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have been emotionally distressed. a father says his son and daughter were kidnapped by his ex-wife. the dad eventually tracked them down halfway around the world. but new for you in the next half hour. find out why he is now the one in jail. a college football star was badly injured after dropping a weight bar on his neck. rafer weigel is here with that story. rafer? that sounds horribly painful. >> i can only imagine, natasha. usc running back staffon johnson had to go into emergency surgery for more than seven hours according to a hospital spokesman after he dropped a weight bar on his neck while he was bench pressing. reportedly he was pressing 275 pounds after dropping the weight and it fell on his neck. he is being treated for injuries to his neck and larynx. he was coughing up blood. he is said to be in stable condition but no word on when he'll play again. more athletes getting in
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trouble for twitter. coach mike leach banned his entire time after using the social network site after a player criticized him on it. then there's coach ryan who banned his player after he complained about not getting enough playing time. you wouldn't want to tweet something you wouldn't say to your boss, but do coaches have a right to ban it? is it free speech or should they be banned? one said, i think the players should be able to tweet. i mean, they are less likely to get in trouble online than in real life situations. how would these players react if their team doctor is tweeting during their knee or a shoulder surgery? players can tweet but not during the game! former star michael irvin bauns r bounced back after last
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week's highly chris sized performance. in this week's "dance ingwith the stars," he scored a 20. melanie coughlin also performed well and looks nice. scored a 21. i like the dress. here's the irony. the judges say she needs to relax. this woman won six medals in the 2008 olympics, yet "dancing with the stars" appears to make her nervous? >> well, look, she did the splits. that's pretty relaxed to me. thanks, rafer. so we've got an exciting addition to our prime timeline-upcoming your way. that's tonight. the joy behar show will air every night at 9:00 eastern. here's a peek at what you'll get. >> so i hear the ukraine has turned down elton john's request to adopt a 14-month-old ukranian boy named lev. who is in charge of that? >> victor lashenko.
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>> i think i dated him. victor, are you saying john is too old or too gay? he may be gay, but he also happens to be a the queen of england. in fact, some people think he is the queen of england. this baby, this poor baby, is unwanted, hiv positive, and stuck in a depressing orphanage that makes abu ghraib looks like the presidential suite with no prospectses to move up in the world. where is he going to go, estonia? and here's the chance to be taken in by two loving, fabulously rich parents who will give him the best health care in the universe and dress him in versace and cashmere. so now he'll move on, find another more tolerant country and let him be a dad. lev will likely be raised by an orphanage and one day will return to the orphanage and say, you [ bleep ] i'm living in a
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dumpster when i could have had front row seats at the garden for the rest of my life and hung out with e-l lilizabeth hurley. that's a sad story, but maybe that's just me. >> check out cnn.com/joy. let's check in with bob van dillen with travel updates. >> it's a windy day. if you're traveling, new york city metro's wind-related delays, winds gusting to 25 miles per hour, not bad, watch for about a half-hour delay. storms, rain, wind in cleveland, half-hour there as well. chicago more wind. las vegas, gusty day for you you, winds to about 40 miles per hour. watch for a bumpy ride and short delays because of that. more in a bit. thank you, bob. from going down the drain to keeping the lights on, how some folks turn cow manure into electricity.
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hey, good morning. i'm natasha curry. more suspects are facing charges in the gruesome beating of a chicago teen and one is reportedly talking about what happened. >> i said, they're what? they're what? they're in japan? >> this tennessee man says that his kids were abduct by his ex-wife and taken to japan. he went there to get them back and got in big trouble himself. plus -- >> it's been 27ees, but now it feeleds like the time. >> that pastor just make a big confession in telling his
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congregation, i used to be a woman. our top story, one of the suspects accused of killing a chicago honor student has admitted to jumping on the boy's head while he was lying on the ground. that's from the state attorney. four teens have now been charged with first-degree murder in the gruesome death. one a juvenile. t a 16-year-old was beaten to death, his mother said he was headed for college. >> honor student, loved school. >> good boy. >> yeah. never a problem. >> not a gang banger. >> no. >> we're not saying that this is a gang-related incident. right now this appears you had a young man making attempts to go home. >> him trying to help out his friend. he was like at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> horrific what happened. we want to warn you you may find this video disturbing. police say they're looking for three more suspects involved in
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this attack caught on a cell phone. they have increased patrols in that neighborhood. there were with 290 shootings in chicago schools last year. 34 kids were killed. the secret service is trying to find out who put "poll on face back asking if president obama should be killed. the possible responses were yes, no, maybe, and yes if he cuts my health care. the social networking site took it down yesterday along with a third-party application that lets people create polls. the obama poll was made available to everyone on facebook. a suspect in a 9/11 anniversary bomb plot heads to federal court later today. najibullah zazi faces charges that he conspired to use weapons of mass destruction. authorities say zazi and two other men stockpiled beauty products with ingredients that could be used to make homemade bombs. they were allegedly targeting mass transit in the new york city area. two u.s. you service members
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were killed trying to get supplies for a school in the philippines. a u.s. navy captain said their vehicle rolled over a land mine on the island of jolo. the state department says that area is home to several islamic military groups some with ties to al qaeda. the city of chicago's biggest stars are on their way to copenhagen trying to bring the olympics back to the windy city in 2016. here's rafer with that. >> the city of chicago showing its big shoulders sending in the big guns. the chicago delegation got on olympic-sized send-off at chicago's o'hare. united airlines providing a charter plane, they took off last night. before hand they had a party in the terminal. olympic stars like jackie joiner kerscy and others are going to join president obama and the first lady to try to convince the ioc to make the second city its first choice. >> we are bringing our a-team.
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>> it's in their heart and soul here, and we just want to extend a hand of friendship to the world. >> it's down to chicago, rio, tokyo and madrid. the ioc will announce its decision on friday. >> can't wait for that. thanks, rafer. at least 75 detainees at guantanamo bay are now cleared to be released. a task force made the recommendations as part of the obama administration's push to close the prison. there are more than 200 detainees there. a few of them on the list have already been sent back to their homeland or relocated to another country. roman polanski's lawyer filed a motion today for the director's release from a swiss prison. the oscar winner was arrested saturday for a 1977 sex crime. back then, polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl, but then fled to france before sentencing. he's owned a home in switzerland for years so many are wondering
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why he was arrested now. >> the issue is why not earlier, not why did they do it now. the authorities are saying now that, yes, they knew he had a house, but they knew about the zurich film festival specifically so they knew a time and place he'd be there. >> french and polish officials are urging switzerland to let him free on bail. otherwise he could spend months in jail fighting extradition to the u.s. we could see the key fight in the health care debate this morning whether to include government-paid insurance. the senate finance committee will discuss the so-called public option. a lot of liberal democrats want that, but moderate democrats don't. and so far not a single republican supports it except senator owe llympia snowe of ma. she would add it but oenlt if private insurers got too expensive. a wet morning for a bunch of
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people. let's check out your forecast. good morning, bob. >> couple of thingses we're watching, lake-effect rain is going to last through the rest of the day. also, look at the heavy rain pulling away from eastern maine. it gets out of here, you should be drying out for the rest of the afternoon. heavy rain into western new york. look at the rain coming off of lake huron, through ontario and connecting up with lake erie. colder air, the coldest air of the season so far going over the relatively warmer lakes so you get the instability going. watch for the rain to continue in areas like cleveland, back toward ashtabula, showers toward erie as well. look at the rain by buffalo, through rochester, just outside of syracuse, too. the rain will be there for the better part of the day. it's going to fan out over the rest of new york state. beneficial rain going on once again this morning. tail end of a cold front across texas, san antonio still in the drought, same with austin.
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watch for showers and thunderstorms to redevelop this afternoon once with the first initial batch of activity gets out. zoom on in towards san antonio. most of of the rain has been off to the east and north. some will fill back in later today. i'll keep the chance of showers and thunderstorms in there for the afternoon. look at the cold air above you. that's the back side of the low. the cold air wrapping down out of canada, montana, through the dakotas. it will be cold. notice north dakota toward south dakota, the frost advisories are here. then it turns into a freeze warning for parts of minnesota, michigan and northern wisconsin. cold temperatures are out there. some of the readings are below freezing outside of the main areas. video coming out of buffalo, let me show you what it looked like across the region. showers, thunderstorms, heavy add times. coast guard stationed in buffalo reported 59-mile-per-hour wind gusts yesterday afternoon, enough to topple trees inland as well. beautiful trees, too. just knocking into some houses. that was yesterday. >> look at that. >> more rain, more wind today,
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35-mile-per-hour wind gusts in buffalo is what you'll see for the rest of the afternoon. >> good thing they have a heads-up on that. the government has got a multibillion-dollar plan to bring mortgage relief to your neighborhood. it's a whole new strategy aimed at local loan agencies. see if it can help you. also ahead -- it's breakfast. it's dinner. and it's about 1500 calories.
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hey, what are you doing tonight? guess what, we have an exciting addition to our prime-time lineup in less than 13 hours from now. "the joy behar show" premieres at 9:00 eastern right here on hln. check out her very first show. floodwaters are beginning to subside in some areas of manila after a weekend of torrential rain in the philippine capital.
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saturday's downpours approached a record with a month's worth of rain falling within six hours. at least 240 people died in these floods and another three dozen are still missing. if you would like to know more about the efforts to bring aid to these communities devastated by all the severe flooding and how you can make a difference right now, check out cnn.com/robin, click on the impact button for details on where donations are needed. former vp candidate sarah palin has already finished her memoir, just four many months after signing the deal. it's going to be called "going rogue on american life," the title refers to a comment by a mccain advisor who complained she wasn't following the playbook last year. her publisher moved up the release date to november 17th in time for the holiday rush. kids across the country are starting a new school year, but some school districts are being accused of illegal activity that's costing some families a
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lot of cash. that story is new for you you in about 30 minutes. you know, the white house may take another expensive step to prop up the housing market. it's close to committing as much as $35 billion. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. jen, who will benefit from this money? >> it's a lot more of your money, taxpayer money. the government is hoping this fresh round of money is going to help middle class families who with the credit freeze on are having a very hard time getting mortgageses. this money would fund state housing agencies that used to do a lot of mortgages but they've been frozen up you by the credit crunch, too. this was first reported by the "wall street journal." basically the agencies couldn't lend any more so one takeaway is it may be able to help you if you've tried to apply with one of these agencies. you may want to try a little later on, give it time. but another big takeaway it tells you about the economy is even though the government is right, they talked about their
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exit strategy for some of these programs, tlair still so worried about the housing market they're not willing to exit there yet. they still think the housing market needs propping up. at cnn and hln, we want to make sure you have the news you want wherever you are. so cnn is unveiling today the new cnn iphone app. you can program it, it's called mycnn so it brings you the news you care about, breaking news alerts on a story you're into, local, weather, traffic, it's all for about $2 and it is at cnn.com/iphone or the app store. little promo for the morning. back to you. neat, though. great pictures, live video. >> thank you. the prosecution adds to its case in the travolta extortion plot. hear what one of the actor's employees said in court.
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the u.s. customs chief says that organized crime just lost a lot of money. this month colombia and mexico seized $41 million in drug money sent from the u.s. it was smuggled in in shipping containers full of fertilizer
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chemicals. >> this seizure represents a bad day for organized crime. $41 million is not a rounding error. the loss of that kind of money hurts. it's $41 million that can't be used to fuel further crime, to buy guns, to pay lieutenants to further corrupt the process. >> u.s. customs officials call this one of the largest cash seizures and a sign of cooperation in drug investigations. the aclu is fighting a plan to put up dozens of police cameras around sacramento. the group says that the cameras would be an invasion of privacy and there's no proof that they would stop or lower crime. a lot of people around the city, however, support the idea. >> people know there's a camera in front the of them, they may not do the bad things they're doing. if you have a bunch of them and people are getting busted on the cameras, it will probably help. >> the cameras would be paid for by a $615,000 grant from homeland security.
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the city plans to discuss the matter tonight. police in north carolina are searching for a family missing since last week. 12-year-old keira hess is pregnant and due to deliver her baby any day now. keira, her 11-year-old sister seeary ra and their father matthew were last seen thursday. police are worried that keira might not be getting the medical attention that she needs. >> they're going to have to surface at some point in time. they're going to need food. keyer ra is going to go into labor. they'll need baby supplies. so i feel at this point, yes, we'll find them, that they'll be hopefully okay. >> matthew does have legal custody of the girls. police say there may be complications with keira's pregnancy and they don't know if hess realizes that. a security specialist for john travolta testified that he told his boss about an alleged demand for $25 million days after travolta's son died. two people, including a paramedic, are accused of
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threatening to release a document that travolta signed unless he paid up. the document was like a liability form if the family refused to send jett travolta to the hospital in the bahamas after he had a seizure. travolta is expected to testify again. yesterday we told you about a georgia man whose car was swallowed up you by this big sinkhole. turns out he was victimized twice. someone broke into his car here while it was still in this hole. the recent rain in northern georgia probably caused the ground to buckle. >> i said, where is the car? he said, in the hole. and i felt like my breath was taken away because just the thought that his car had been swallowed by the ground and he got out of it, was amazing to me. >> and the victim says he was told it's his responsibility to get the car out of the sinkhole. the sinkhole has been here for three days. actual youly, the car has been in the sinkhole for three days.
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after spending $1.2 billion on a new stadium being the dallas cowboys did something that they haven't done in quite a while. they won a game! that's what i'm trying to get out. rafer? >> it has been -- well, it's the first time they ever were able to do it on their new stadium. the dallas cowboys are better than any reality tv show out there because the pressure is so great to win there. but mechanic's team got their first win on america's most expensive stage beating carolina 21-7. they did it with defense, uncharacteristic of them lately. they were trailing at halftime and were booed before bouncing back. romo seemed very tense the entire game after he bombed last week. but owner jerry jones is happy. smiles for at least a week. another edition of this day in twitter. texas tech coach mike leech banned his entire team from the social networking site after a player criticized him on it. not smart by the player.
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then the new york jets rex ryan, their coach, benched receiver david clowny against the titans after he tweeted he wasn't getting enough playing time. ironic. so these athletes are twit heing stuff they probably shouldn't. but what do you think? do coaches have a right to ban them from the social networking site? is it free speech or a free for all? what do you think? william e-mailed, at the college and professional levels a coach has every right to ban tweeting. these players are receiving compensation, whether it's in the form of scholarships or salarieses. to represent their team, it's a business and like any other business, they have the right to control activities during working hours and/or discharge you for comments that are made outside of working hours that are deemed damaging to the organization. long but very good point. now for something bittersweet. los angeles angels paid tribute to a fallen angel after clinching their title. pitcher nick adenhart whoo was killed in an accident, paid tribute to number 34 and his
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likeness. then his number was held up in the locker room, after they beat texas. there's his jersey right there. adenhart was killed in april. >> rafer, thank you very much. the pilot behind the miracle on the hudson will return to flying. u.s airways made the announcemet yesterday. he will work with the airlines safety management team. in january, sully glided his plane to a safe splashdown after losing both engines to bird strikes. all 155 people on board survived. obama mania could be softening if you look at souvenir sales. t-shirts are seeing a slowdown since january. one who sold jack in the boxes with the president's face on the puppet has 3 thouks of them sitting in a warehouse.
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in washington, they say enough tour from tourists will keep it up. a van loaded with beehives crashes. the situation got even more tense after rescuers got there.
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arraigned in federal court. najibullah zazi just arrived at the court in brooklyn a few minutes ago, charged with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction. authorities say that zazi and at least two other men stockpiled ingredients to make bombs and were allegedly targeting mass transit in the new york city area. those are the headlines. welcome back. it's tuesday. hope you're doing well so far. n the white house is pushing for new sanctions on ruin, trying to round up international support for penalties against countries who do business in iran, especially in energy, financial and communications industries. those penalties would kick in if iran refuses to come clean about what it's doing with its nuclear program. >> this is an important day and an important week for the iranians. they have decisions to make.
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they have one of two paths that they can take. they can continue the path that they've been on or it can make a decision to step away from its nuclear weapons program. >> iran has just admitted it is operating a second nuclear facility to enrich uranium. that came just before international inspector was were about to expose the existence of that operation. iran continuedity define, test-firing missiles capable of reaching israel. one year ago today you probably did not even want to look at your 401(k). stocks just took a frightening drop that day. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. jen, a lot of bad things just happened on that day afterwards. >> it was just the start of a big slide for stocks. you you may remember it, the biggest plunge in history in points in a day. there's the dow jones industrial average off 777 points. people were nauseous when the closing bell rang. there were a lot of warning
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signs, red flags that the financial system may be near a collapse. terrifying if you watch the financial system and you you know it has implications for the economy. then what started this specifically was the house rejected the government's big bailout, 7$700 billions bailout plan for wall street. it did pass later on, but fears the economy may sink into another great depression drove the dow even further down. by march, at 6500. stocks have recuperated some of that since then. we're back from the brink. things are not healed in the economy, but they're not near collapse anymore. we're a long way from 14,000, the all-time high two years ago. >> jen, thank you. more arrests now in that deadly brawl in chicago. an honor student was beaten to death and the attack was caught on a cell phone. "prime news'" mike galanos asked a psychologist how teenagers are capable of that violence. >> as we watch that, we wonder
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how could kids this age, 16, 17, 18, get that violent where you're going to mriendside someone with a two by four and punch a defenseless guy. how do they get to that point? >> once you're involved and you're very angry and your lower brain, your primitive brain, gets engaged, it's like you can't think. you sort of go from zero to 60 in a few seconds. what we need to do, i think your guest just nailed it, is really helping teach people conflict resolution skills and buy yourself time between thinking or feeling something and acting. >> get the latest on any developments on "prime news" with mike galanos at 5:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. at least 23 people have been killed in vietnam by a typhoon. check out these pictures. the thing made landfall today with winds up to 90 miles per hour. more than 150,000 people were evacuated. officials are warning that rivers are rising, homes are flooded, and some areas are
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being threatened by mud slides. what a mess. hey, if you're a kite flyer, today could be a really good day for you, you you know? the winds is what we're talking about. bob with the latest. >> like i said before, unless you're ben franklin, you don't want to do it, buffalo, erie, you're getting the rain, thunderstorms in there off and on. here's what it looks like, the main weather feature is the low, the same one from yesterday, setting up shop around ontario, winds whipping around to the tune of 39, 40 miles per hour. that's right near cleveland. the winds are still up there for the morning. heavy rain getting into areas around central new york, coming out of the buffalo area, also lake-effect rain coming out of lake huron, connecting with erie. you're getting splashed on around places like cleveland, erie, too, not true for new york city. you won't get a taste of the rain but you are going to feel the winds pick up again this morning and afternoon.
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winds gusting to 20, maybe 25 mip. as you can see, pure sunshine and cooler temperatures today, into the upper 60s, 68 degrees, that's central park looking very nice. little wind out there. let me show you buffalo as well. buffalo will be out there with the rain off and on for the afternoon. here's what it looks like, the rain on the lenses right here, rain showers today and once again the winds will be a factor. 35-mile-per-hour gusts. you can see the camera shaking a bit with that breeze coming in right off the lake. lake-effect rain, not snow, it will be out there. here's what it looks like on the radar coming out of syracuse. heavy band of showers around lake on tearee, oswego county being walloped. more rain around san antonio and austin. so far, houston has been dry. couple thunderstorms to the north should redevelop around the frontal boundary later today to include areas like houston. to the north, cold air is wrapping around the dakotas, in towards nebraska. frost advisories, freeze
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warnings. we have them there across northern wisconsin. more details in a bit. >> frost advisories. is that morning, freeze warning this time of year? >> it's about a week or two early. temperatures below freezing up there. >> keep our fingers crossed for the crops out there. we have an exciting edition to prime-time lineup tonight, the joy behar show will air every night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. here's joy oes "moment of joy" commentary. >> so i hear the ukraine has turned down elton john's request to adopt a 14-month-old ukrainian boy named lev. okay, who's in charge there? victor u shankco? i think i dated him. listen, victim, are you saying that elton john is too old or too gay? uh-huh. he may be gay, but he also happens to be a celebrated humanitarian and has been
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knighted by the queen of england. in fact, some people think he is the queen of england. this baby, this poor baby, is unwanted, hiv positive and stuck in some depressing orphanage that makes abu ghraib look like the presidential suite with no prospectses to move up in the world where is he going to go, estonia? here's the chance be taken in by two loving, fabulously rich parents who will give him the best health care and dress him in versace and cashmere. so now sir elton will move on and find some other more tolerant country willing to let him be a dad. meanwhile, lev will likely grow up in foster homes, turn into a bitter drunk and one day will return to the orphanage and say, you [ bleep ], i'm living in a dumpster when i could have had front row seats at the garden for the rest of my life and hung out with sting and elizabeth hurley. and that's a sad story. but maybe that's just me.
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>> "the joy behar show" premieres 9:00 p.m. eastern but check it out now at cnn.com/joy. a pastor lived with a big secret for decades until he gave the sermon of his life. >> it's been 27 years, but now feels like the time. >> the pastor says he used to be a woman.
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every tuesday new music hits stores. today the young rock band parramore is back and as intense as ever. ♪ i'm just a person but you can't take it ♪
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that's their hit "ignorance." critics like the album "brand new eyes." they're raving about the 20-year-old lead singer haley williams. time to check out some of the headlines in this morning's papers for you. the los angeles times reports roman polanski's tones may have inadvertently played a role in his arrest. in trying to get his sentence overturned, his lawyers contended there had been no effort to arrest him in the last 30 years. a disturbing report from the "chicago tribune" detailing violent attacks against the elderly by mentally ill patients. the state uses nursing homes to house mental patients including 82 convicted killers and 179 sex 0 fen hes. from "usa today," driver's ed may be making a comeback. the increase could be because more states require 16-year-olds to take driver's ed before getting their licenses. even so, only 15% of eligible students take driver's ed
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compared to 95% in the '70s. a transgender pass pastor came out to his congregation during a sermon. he was born a woman. he has kept it a secret 27 years. then last month, he decided to let his congregation in on his story. >> from early childhood, i always had this discrepancy between my self-identity and how the world perceived me. >> the congregation accepted it without question. >> it's a burden to carry that all by yourself. >> despite his congregation's support, the reverend says he's worried about losing his ordination. he says the united methodist church could pass a law in 2012 banning transgender clergy. the agency that guarantees the safety of your bank deposits is taking an unusual step to
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make sure it can make good on that promise. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. jen, should we be worried about the fdic running short on cash? >> no, but it's been in the headlines lately that their finances are getting destabilized because they've had so much to deal with. imagine that the irs said to you, we'd like three years of your income taxes early. it's a little like what's happening. the governmentnot going to let the fdic fail. they'll ask the banks to cough up three years of fees early. the fdic is supposed to bail out banks. now asking the banks to bail it out because so many small and midsized banks have failed, 95 so far this year. it's had to shell out a lot of money. wants to make sure it keeps the system stable. here's something that gave the dow a boost. there's the dow, up 124 points, not quite to 9800. getting closer and closer to
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that mark. pulled away from some of the highs, but a rally yesterday after some very big mergers. the big mergers may not affect you day to day, but they're a sign that the credit market is improving, they're able to borr borrow money to finance the deals and their leaders have faith that the economy ask is going to grow. that's good news in a bad economy. this is a starbucks you don't have to stand in line for. it is rolling out its own line of instant coffee across the country. it's called via. they'll settlement sell this at. i don't know if you can just buy the packets to take home. they'll sell it at costco, target, starbucks. is that like folgers? i'm going with the home brew.
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it's just pennies. but, you know, different strokes. money especially tight for a lot of fraels these days. what happens when your kids' school asks you you to fok over cash, like 500 bucks for a camera for photography class? some say they're breaking the law asking for that.
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i'm rafer weigel with sports. a college football star was badly injured after dropping a weight bar on his neck. we're talking about u you sc running back stephon johnson. apparently he was bench pressing 275 pounds when it slipped out of his hands crushing his throat and layerism. officials say he underwent seven hours of emergency surgery. officials say he did have a spotter at the time of the accident. he is in critical but stable condition. no word on when he'll be able to play again. and more athletes are getting in trouble for twitter.
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texas tech coach mike leach banned his entire team from using the social networking site after a player criticized him on it. then you've got new york jets coach rex ryan who benched clowny after clowny tweeted that he wasn't getting enough playing time. a bit ironic. not smart on the players' part. do coaches have the right to ban it? text your thoughts to 45688 or e-mail us or post a comment on our facebook page. here's what you're saying, anonymous viewer texted, players should be able to tweet what they want as it is free speech. however, they should realize there may be consequences about what they say. glen from maryland e-mailed us you. only twits tweet! to the point. and lastly, dallas cowboys' former receiver michael irvin will dance another day on dancing sw with the stars. he bounced back after last week's highly criticized performance when he scored lower
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than tom delay. this week he'll stay on. this woman, natalie coughlin who scored the splits. here's the ironic thing, natasha. this woman won six medals in the 2008 olympics. judges told her you've got to relax more. you're too tense. how can that make you more tense than the olympics? >> i think you just wanted to show the video of her. >> she does a good job. >> she does a very good job. yes, rafer. it's 50 minutes past the hour. police have arrested a suspected bank robber accused of holding up six banks in a single week. heather brown is accused of telling bank tellers she had a bomb. investigators never found any explosives. she's charged with robberies in three new england states. brown is on probation for a 2006 bank robbery. fbi statistics show it's extremely rare for women to rob banks. the founder of cirque du
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soleil is about to become the first clown in space. he says he plans to hand out red noses to the astronauts and tickle them while they sleep. what? the $35 million trip has a serious mission as well. the billionaire is planning a global broadcast from the international space station about the world's growing shortage of clean water. let's get to our i-report of the day, shall we? how would you like to see a scene outside this? outside the window of your plane when you're waiting to take off. look at those people. just up to their knees in water. our i-reporter shot this video saturday while a tropical storm was hitting manila. the flight was canceled. we give you the news. you give us your views. head to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can become an i-reporter. a california woman ordered a steak dinner and a drink, and when she couldn't pay the tab, she was sent to jail. that was a week ago.
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good tuesday morning. i'm natasha curry. at least it's not monday, right? i'm in for robin meade today. so glad you could join us. here's what's making headlines. one of the teenagers accused of killing an honor student is making some startling admissions. here from the victim's heartbroken mother about what happened. chicago is going all out in its push to host the 2016 olympics. see the sendoff for the team on their way to copenhagen. when a dispatcher takes a 911 call, he cannot believe what he's hearing. his own house on fire.
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first, our top story. one of the suspects accused of killing a chicago honor student has admitted to jumping on the boy's head while he was lying on the ground. that's from the state attorney. fourte teens have been charged first degree murder. 16-year-old derrion albert was beaten to death after being hitten over the head. his mother said he was headed for college. >> an honor student. he loved school. >> good boy? >> yeah. never problematic. >> we're not saying this is a gang-related incident. right now this appears that you had a young man that's making attempts to go home. >> trying to help out his friend. he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> we want to warn you, you may find this video really disturbing. police say they're looking for three more suspects involved in the attack that was caught right here on a cell phone.
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and they've increased patrols in the neighborhood. there were 290 shootings involving school-age kids in chicago last year. 34 kids were killed. this afternoon congress will take on banned substances like steroids which are making their way into over-the-counter products. democratic senator arlen specter will lead a judiciary committee hearing on whether it should re-regular supplements. he's a phillies fan and the issue caught his attention after phillies player phillip romero was banned for 50 games. he tested positive for a banned substance and is suing the maker for an over the counter supplement. they're trying to bring the olympics back to the windy city in 2016. here's rafer. >> good morning. that's right. they are trying to convince the ioc to make the second city its first choice. the delegation got an olympic-sized sendoff at o'hare. united airlines providing a
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charter plane with chicago 2016 printed on the side of it. that plane took off last night. before the takeoff, though, of course, they had to have a party chicago style in the terminal. they had a bit of a band there. jackie joyner-kersee was there. they're going to join the president and first lady for friday's big presentation. >> we bringing our a team. >> it's in their heart and soul here. we just want to extend a hand of friendship to the world. >> morton grove native bart conner. it is down to chicago, rio, tokyo and madrid. as i said, natasha, they're going to make their decision on friday. more sports in ten minutes. >> i love jackie joyner-kersee. she's so sweet. i'd say yes to her. suspects in a 9/11 anniversary bomb plot arrived in federal court just moments ago. in a couple hours na jy --
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najibullah zazi will arrive. they were allegedly targeting mass transit in the new york city area. the secret service is trying to find out who put a poll on facebook asking if president obama should be killed. the possible responses to it were yes, no, maybe, and yes if he cuts my health care. the social networking site took it down yesterday along with a third party application that lets people create polls. the obama poll was made available to everyone on facebook. a custody battle turned ugly. it's going on on two continents, though, right now. a tennessee man is under arrest in japan after he was caught trying to steal back his children. christopher savoie says his ex-wife violated their custody agreement, kidnapping the kids and moving to japan. before his trip to get them he talked about how much he was struggling to cope. >> everywhere i look around, there's a picture. i can't go in his bedroom.
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because he might well never sleep in his bed again. it's hard to have quiet moments. because my kids' words haunt me during those quiet times. >> a tennessee court awarded savoie full custody. japan doesn't recognize u.s. family court orders so he might not ever get to see the kids again. tennessee police have issued an arrest warrant for the ex-wife. savoie's second ex-wife says he's facing criminal charges in japan. captain chesley sullenberger will work with the airlines safety management team. you may remember in january sully glided his plane to a safe splashdown in the husbadson riv after losing both engines to bird strikes. all 155 people on board survived. wow. a security specialist for
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john travolta testified that he told his boss about an alleged demand for $25 million days after travolta's son died. two people, including a paramedic, are accused of threatening to release a document that travolta signed unless he paid up. the document was like a lie b liability form if he refused to send his son to the hospital in the bahamas after his seizure. a wet morning in the great lakes region. a cold front going after the west coast. what's up with that? let's check with meteorologist bob van dillen. >> a little disturbed weather. the cold front is kicking up a little action for you in northern parts of california in towards oregon. not much rain actually falling out of it until you get towards washington state. light rain around seattle a possibility. heavier rain coming in later this afternoon. ahead of the cold front it's going to be windy and it's going to be warm. red flag warnings. all the areas by salt lake city, most in nevada, parts in
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california, northern arizona in towards colorado, idaho and montana as well. red flag warnings. watch the outdoor burning. gusty winds, dry conditions and warm temperatures. a high of 95 towards las vegas this afternoon. rain showers around the puget sound. the east coast the major weather maker is still out there. it's right now centered over ontario. look at the wind wrapping around this thing. gets back in towards the carolinas with a cold front passing through. get down towards atlanta, memphis, k.c., it's going to be a nice day. live to atlanta. if you're trying to catch a flight, make a connection down here, no problems. little wind. 25 mile her hour gusts. much cooler and drier today. we need a chance to dry out in atlanta and we're definitely going to get some. 75 the high today. what about the weather we had yesterday afternoon? big-time thunderstorms blew through buffalo yesterday afternoon and yesterday morning. let me show you some of the video we got with trees blown down. coast guard station in buffalo
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reported a 59 mile per hour wind gust. street flooding as well. more on that coming up in just a bit, natasha. rain again. heavy times in western new york today as well. i'll show you more in a half hour. yesterday we told you about a georgia man whose car was swallowed by a sink hole. it turns out he was victimized twice. someone broke into his car while it was still in this hole. recent rain that pounded northern georgia probably caused the ground to buckle. >> i said where's the car? he said in the hole. i felt like my breath was taken away. because just the thought that his car had been swallowed by the ground and he got out of it was amazing to me. >> yeah. and the victim says that he was told it is his responsibility to get the car out. it's been in the sink hole for three days. dozens of security cameras may be put up around sacramento to fight crime. but not everyone is happy about that plan. plus, why military shooters
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it is a very special day here at hln. we have an exciting new addition to our primetime lineup. "the joy behar show" premieres tonight at 9:00 eastern on hln. less that 12 hours. get ready. tune in and check out her very first show. floodwaters are beginning to subside in some areas of manila after a weekend of torrential rain in the philippine capital. saturday's downpours produced a record with a month's worth of rain falling within six hour. at least 240 people died in the floods. another three dozen still
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missing. if you'd like to know more about the efforts to bring aid to these communities devastated by severe flooding and how you can make a difference, check out cnn.com/robin. click on the impact button for details on where donations are needed. the aclu is fighting a plan to put up dozens of police cameras around sacramento. the group says that the cameras would be an invasion of privacy and there is no proof they would stop or lower crime. a lot of people around the city, however, do support the idea. >> people know there's a camera in front of them they might not be doing the bad things they're doing out here. one's not going to do the trick. you have to have more than one. if you got a burj nch of them o and people are getting busted, people might find out and it would probably help. >> the city plans to discuss the matter tonight. this is the wrong way to cross a bridge. come check out this incredible video here. look at this. a guy risks his life climbing the suspension cables here. that story's new for you in the
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next 30 minutes. wow. this just in. home prices are starting to head higher again. our money expert jennifer westhoven's here with that new data. >> i just want to give you a gauge that just came out in the past few minutes of the housing market. and it looks all right. it says that home prices rose in all of the 20 major markets that it tracks. now, they road. that's month to month. they are really zooming in to make this good news. but it is some good news in a bad economy for anybody trying to buy or sell a home. it's really close up. july improved compared to june. but prices have been stabilizing. they've been steady for six months in a row now. still sharply down from last year. down about 14% compared to last july. again, u-turning up from the bottom a bit. that's helpful if you've got a home. at cnn and hln we want to make sure you get the news you want wherever you are. cnn's unveiling the new cnn
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iphone app. you can program it. they've got a thing called my cnn. so it'll bring you the news that you care about, breaking news alerts, your weather, your traffic, all for about $2. you can find that at cnn.com/iphone or the app store. with your next ups package you may get something you didn't order. a box of ads. "the new york times" reports the carrier is testing a plan that would leave you a little box full of coupons or samples kind of like the value pak. they hope you won't see it as junk mail since these days people are clipping coupons a lot more often. bob, windy today. >> a little bit of a preez once again. new york city metro getting a taste of that. wetting your beak around buffalo, too. if you're traveling out, let me show you the great lakes. here's ontario. lake huron with rain coming in towards erie. here's what we have for the day.
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so far nothing. just a 15 minute delay in minneapolis because of runway construction. we'll get about a half hour delay, maybe a little bit more around areas by the northeast and the great lakes including places like cleveland. getting back on in towards buffalo, too. philly, detroit, chicago, las vegas, winds. showers and thunderstorms around the houston metro area. cleveland, too. seattle, some showers this morn ing. more details on that in a little bit. a 911 dispatcher got a shocking call. there was a fire and he knew the address far too well. it was his own home.
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17 minutes past the hour. two u.s. service members were killed trying to get supplies for a school in the philippines. a u.s. navy captain says their vehicle rolled over a land mine on the island of jolo. they say the area is home to several islamic militant groups with some ties to al qaeda. that is the british navy sinking an alleged drug boat. the defense ministry says it
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found about $380 million worth of cocaine on that fishing boat you're seeing right there in the water. of course, the crew was taken off before all of this started happening here. it was intercepted off south america's coast. the ministry says that the boat was acting suspiciously in an area known for drug trafficking. wow. roman polanski's lawyer filed a motion today for the director's release from a swiss prison. the oscar winning director was arrested saturday for a 1970s sex crime. back then polanski pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl, but fled to france before sentencing. french and polish officials are urging switzerland to let him free on bail. otherwise he could spend months in jail fighting extradition to the u.s. after spending $1.2 billion on a new stadium, the dallas cowboys got their first regular season win in their new home. here's rafer weigel with that story. >> and, natasha, there is so
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much pressure to win in dallas. and this texas-size stadium only seems to add to those texas-size expectations. but america's team got their first win on america's most expensive stage when they beat carolina 21-7. they did it with their defense. very uncharacteristically for them lately. they were actually booed by their own fans before they bounced back. tony romo looked very tense the entire game. owner jerry jones will be happy for a week. it's another edition of this day in twitter. this could be a reoccurring theme. texas tech coach mike leach banned his entire team from the social networking site after a player criticized him on it. new york jets coach rex ryan banched a receiver against tennessee after clouny tweeted he wasn't getting enough playing time. that's how you get more playing time. complain about it. you wouldn't want to tweet something you wouldn't say to your boss's face. do coaches have a right to ban
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it? julie from texas e-mailed us, of course athletes should be able to twitter. not on the bench. this is their job. if i as a teacher were twittering when i was supposed to be teaching, i'd be fired. good for those coaches for telling the players to put the twitter away during the game. for a bit of a bittersweet story, los angeles angels paid tribute to a fallen angel after they clinched their division hit p. nick adenhart was killed in a car accident in april. 34. his likeness was mobbed by his teammates after they beat texas. then in the locker room the team held up his number 34 jersey and poured champagne on it as if he were there. they say they're going to carry his memory with them throughout the playoffs for as long as their run goes. that's a look at sports. >> it's great they're paying tribute to him. "tonight show" host conan o'brien was the butt of his own jokes last night. he talked about an injury that sent him to the hospital last week.
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>> as you may know on this past friday's show, i was doing a stunt right here. and i hit my head and i suffered a concussion. yeah. and i promise, folks, if you're a very good audience, i'll do it again tonight. people have been asking me all weekend, people were asking me how bad it was. folks, i'll be honest with you, i hit my head so hard that for five seconds i actually understood the plot of "lost." >> later he showed footage of his fall here. you can see it here. watch this. he hits his hard really hard here as he falls down. replay. look at that. it happened while he and guest teri hatcher were filming a segment of the two of them competing in a race. that looked painful. former vp candidate sarah palin has already finished her memoir four months after finishing the book deal. it's called "going rogue on american life." it refers to a comment of a
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campaign adviser. you thought that fried oreos and twinkies were overindulgent. wait until you get a load of this burger between two doughnuts. we placed leah's sofa in this glass box...
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wow! it really works! ooh, that is one big hairball. ( cat meows ) pick up pet hair. that's the beauty... of the pledge fabric sweeper. you'll find it where you find pledge. s.c. johnson, a family company. the new york stock exchange has just opened for business. and the latest consumer confidence numbers come out in about 30 minutes. we're going to keep an eye on how they affect the markets. fourteens have now been charged with first-degree murder in a gruesome beating death of a 16-year-old chicago boy. one suspect has admitted to jumping on the boy's head while he was lying on the ground. witnesses say 16-year-old derrion albert was a bystander at a street brawl and was hit over the head with a board. in 90 minutes, a suspect in a 9/11 anniversary bomb plot will appear in federal court. he arrived there about an hour and a half ago. najibullah zazi is charged with
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conspireing to use weapons of mass destruction. authorities say zazi and at least two other men stockpiled ingredients to make bombs and were allegedly targeting mass transit in the new york city area. at least 23 people have been killed in vietnam here by a typhoon. look at this flooding. that's according to the associated press. the storm made landfall today with winds up to 104 miles per hour. some 200,000 people have been evacuated. disaster officials are warning about possible flooding and mud slides. those are the top stories. welcome back. it's tuesday. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. she's on assignment. hope you're having a great morning so far. in about 30 minutes we could see the key fight in the health care debate. whether to include government paid insurance. the senate finance committee will discuss the so-called public option. lots of liberal democrats want it. but moderate democrats don't. and so far not a single republican supports it except senator olympia snowe, of course, of maine. she would add it, but only if
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private insurers got too expensive. the white house is pushing for new sanctions on iran. it's trying to round up international support for penalties against companies that do business in the country. especially in energy, financial, and communications industries. those penalties would kick in if iran refuses to come clean about what it's doing with its nuclear program. >> this is an important day and an important week for the iranians. they have decisions to make. they have one of two paths that they can take. they can continue the path that they've been on. or it can make a decision to step away from its nuclear weapons program. >> iran has just admitted it is operating a second nuclear facility to enrich uranium. that came just before international inspectors were about to disclose the existence of that operation. iran continued its defiance this week.
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it test-fired missiles capable of reaching israel. a 911 operator in massachusetts got a call he wasn't ready for. people were reporting a fire at his home. he says he made the callers repeat the address. and even then he just couldn't believe it. >> i'm like are you sure? are you sure on the address? it's surreal. you don't believe. you hear it. and it's not registering. >> yeah. his parents also live in that apartment building. he says they all lost everything. but fortunately no one got hurt. police have arrested a suspected bank robber who was accused of holding up six banks in just a single week. heather brown is accused of telling bank tellers that she had a bomb. but investigators never found any explosives. these banks were in three new england states. she's only charged with one robbery right now. fbi statistics show it is extremely rare for women to rob banks.
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some tense moments on a bridge in toledo, ohio. come check out this video. police say a man climbed the bridge's suspension cables, here. look at that. all the way to the top. i'm scared of heights. he nearly fell several times, too. somehow he just hung on. not clear why the guy was climbing the cables. rescuers did help him get down safely. look at that. just hanging on the edge there. oh, my gosh, he's lucky to be alive. >> no net. >> lucky it wasn't that windy. it's going to be a windy day today. maybe not that -- not too crazy, right, bob? >> it's still going to be rough. that was columbus, ohio? that was toledo, ohio. it was windy up there yesterday. it's going to be breezy up there again today. all across the great lakes through the northeast also. i want to show you the west coast. disturbed weather moving in off the pacific ocean. a cold front stirring up a little rain for you on the backside of that when you get in
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towards the pacific northwest. otherwise a head of that front it's going to be warm. it's going to be breezy. you're going to see high fire danger areas. red flag warnings. sat lake city area back in towards ploes of wyoming and colorado. down towards northern arizona and nevada, too. if you're traveling in towards las vegas today it's going to be 93. watch for a couple winds gusting out there at about 40 miles per hour. blowing dust in that forecast nor you. rain out there for the pacific northwest. on the light side. no big deal. you get over towards the northeast. here's your big area f o low pressure by the great lakes with a cold front jetting out in towards maine and stretching all the way down to northern florida. see the clouds wrapped up within that region right by the great lakes. also getting some pretty decent lake-effect rain now coming off of lake huron in towards lake erie. here's detroit. going to be breezy. not like yesterday. take a look at this foe foe from last night in comerica park in detroit. it was postponed and rained out.
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it's a double header today. it's going to be breezy. i think they can get both games in. there you go. i think that's the only pennant race that's still alive. >> that's a ferocious looking cloud. >> looks pretty rough. didn't see any storm damage there, but buffalo did get wind damage. the dow had its best day in more than a month yesterday riding wave of corporate deals. today the market is struggling to keep the gains going. susan lisovicz has her eye on the big board for us at the new york stock exchange. >> good morning, natasha. the rally seems to actually be gaining traction, i'm happy to say. especially since this is the one year anniversary of the day the dow plunged 777 points. yes. the biggest point loss ever. investor sentiment, no kidding, has improved dramatically since then. one reason why, improvement in the housing market. the s&p case-shiller home price index showed home prices in the nation's biggest cities rose nearly 2% from june to july. that is the third straight
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monthly increase. prices remain at 2003 levels but are slow le making a comeback. a pair of highly anticipated new product launches. starbucks is rolling out its via, instant coffee drink nationwide into canada as it tries to break into the multibillion dollar instant coffee market. dell unveiled what it calls the world's thinnest and lightest 16 inch laptop. the latitude z is less than an inch thick, weighs under five pounds. but it does come with a hefty price tag starting at 2,000 bucks. finally, us airways most famous employee is getting a promotion. well deserved. captain chesley sully sullenberger will return and join the airlines flight operations safety management team as well as return to its regular flight schedule. you can bet everyone will want to fly on sully's flights.
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>> of course, he landed his plane with 155 people on board safely in the hudson river after bird strikes. did an amazing job. >> an amazing job. he's returning to work. we need more pilots like him. >> yes. well trained. thank you so much. susan lisovicz live at the new york stock exchange. appreciate it. it's a very special day here at hln. we have an exciting new addition to our primetime lineup for you. "the joe behar show." it premieres tonight at 9:00 eastern right here on hln. only on hln. that's less than 12 hours from now. make sure you tune in tonight. don't miss it. a family is on a frantic search for a missing woman and a run-in with police may explain why she's disappeared.
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a 24-year-old woman's family is handing out fliers in california hoping that someone can help them find her. mitrice richardson went missing september 16th. that's when police say she was arrested for not having enough money to pay for her dinner. she also allegedly had marijuana on her. richardson disappeared after being released. her father made a plea for her safe return. >> you can never do no wrong in my eyes. so if you had a meltdown, come holler at me. we can always sit down and talk about it. >> now, richardson's family also says that she was acting strange and may have been emotionally distressed. okay. do you get confused about this like i do? when is a good time to bank on those rebates for stuff you buy? hln money expert clark howard says he has a strategy so you
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won't be fooled by rebate promises. >> if you are considering buying something because it's a great deal after rebate, you need to follow my strategy. which is only buy something if the rebate is like icing on the cake. why do i say that? well, here's another example. the attorney general of the state of florida is suing a couple of companies that purposely have not been paying people rebate money for which they qualify. and over the years, think how many times you or i may have intended to file for a rebate, didn't do it on time, or did do everything that was expected of us and somehow the money never materializes. rebates are there to try to fool our brains into thinking we're getting a better deal than we really are. so let's go full circle here. why not buy something that's a deal just as it sits? i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to find bargains, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you how to
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save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays right here on hln. a transgender pastor came out to his congregation right in the middle of a sermon. he says he was born a woman and had gender reassignment surgery. he kept it a secret for 27 year. last month he decided to let his congregation in on his story. >> from early childhood, i always had this discrepancy between my self-identity and how the world perceived me. >> the congregation accepted it without question. >> it's a burden to carry that all by yourself. >> despite his congregation's support, the reverend says he's worried about losing his ord nation. he says the united methodist church could pass a law in 2012 banning transgender clergy. here's stories to watch out for today. at 10:30 a.m. eastern education
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secretary arnie duncan, former house speecher newt gingrich and the reverend al sharpton will be in philly for the start of a three-city tour to talk about president obama's education reform. at noon a court-martial is scheduled to begin for marine sergeant jermaine nelson. he's pleaded not guilty to killing an unarmed detainee in iraq back in 2004. at 2:45 former democratic fundraiser norman hsu will be sentenced for violating campaign finance laws. hsu was convicted of stealing millions in a ponzi scheme. a football player is in the hospital after dropping a weight right on his neck. here's rafer weigel with that story. rafer? >> excuse me. good morning, natasha. this is everybody's biggest nightmare. if you've ever been bench pressing, the fear of dropping it on your neck. we'll tell you what happened to this usc player and the very latest on how he's doing.
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time to check some of the headlines in this morning eegs papers. "the los angeles times" reports roman polanski's own attorneys may have inadvertently played a
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role in his arrest. in trying to get his sentence orr turned, his lawyers contended there had been no real efforts to arrest polanski in the last 30 years. a disturbing report from the ""chicago tribune"" here details violent attacks against the elderly by mentally ill patients. the state uses nursing homes to house mental patients including 82 convicted killers and 179 sex offenders. from "usa today," drivers ed may be making an comeback. more states require 16-year-olds to take drivers ed before getting their license. even so only 15% of eligible students take drivers ed compared to 95% in the '70s. guess what, folks. we have an exciting addition to our primetime lineup coming your way. it starts tonight. "the joe behar show" will haair every night at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. here's a quick taste on what you're going to get.
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her "moment of joy" commentary. check it out. >> so i hear that ukraine has turned down elton john's request to adopt a 14-month-old ukrainian boy named lev. who's in charge there? who's in charge there? i think i dated him. listen, victor. are you saying that elton john is too old or too gay? uh-huh. he may be gay. but he also happens to be a celebrated humanitarian and has been nigknighted by the queen o england. in fact, some people think he is the queen of england. this baby, this poor baby, is unwanted, hiv positive and stuck in some depressing orphanage that makes abu ghraib look like the presidential suite at the waldorf with no prospects to move up in the world. where's he going to go? estonia? here's the chance to be taken in by two loving, fabulously rich parents who will give him the best health care in the universe and dress him in versace jammies
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and cashmere huggies. elton will move on and find some other more tolerant country willing to live him be a dad. meanwhile little lev will likely grow up in foster homes, turn into a bitter drunk and one day return to that orphanage and say you [ bleep ] i'm leaving in a dumpster when i could have had front row seats at the garden for the rest of my life and hung out with sting and elizabeth hurley. that's a sad story. but maybe that's just me. >> "the joy behar show" premieres on hln tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. check it out right now at cnn.com/joy. 9 p.m. be here tonight. all right. this next story just makes me cringe. a college football star was badly hurt after dropping a weight bar on his neck. here's rafer weigel with that story. rafer, he had somebody spotting him, too, right? >> he did have somebody spotting him at the time.
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yet it still happened. we're talking about usc running back stephen johnson. he's in critical but stable condition according to a hospital spokesman after dropping a weight bar on his throat while he was bench pressing. reportedly, it was 275 pounds when it slipped out of his hand. he did have a spotter. he was treated for crushing injuries to his neck and larynx. he was in surgery for more than seven hours. the hospital is now saying that while his season is likely over doctors are expecting him to make a full recovery. that's good news. more athletes getting in trouble for twitter. texas tech coach mike leach banned his entire team from using the social networking site after a player criticized him on it. and then you've got new york jets coach rex ryan, who benched a receiver, david cloe nii against tennessee after he tweeted he wasn't getting enough playing time. that's how you get playing time. not smart on the players' part but do coaches have the right to ban it? text your thoughts or e-mail us to cnn.com/robin. we've got a facebook page. mike until tampa texted us,
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"football is a job. when you're at work, you should follow the company's rules, no matter how much money you make." and rezevaldo sent us via facebook, "life is so short, and censorship makes it bitter. they are responsible adults. let them use their time." thanks to those who are responding. dallas cowboys former star michael irvin will dance another day. irvin, the playmaker, will may on after last week's highly criticized performance. he scored a 20, did a lot better, and got enough votes to stay on. then there was olympic swimmer natalie coughlin, also performed well. she got a 21. she looks very nice. lovely gal. that's a look at sports. >> thank you, rafer. did the splits there. man. they always win points with me when they do the splits. >> i saw in the script it said coughlin. i was like tom coughlin, the giants coach dancing? this i've got to see. it was coughlin. anyway, let me show you what's happening. new york metro so far so good, down to about a half hour.
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storms cleveland, chicago, and las vegas in wind. more in just a bit. >> thanks, bob. some of your favorite restaurants are holding out on you. they serve food that's not listed on the menu. find out what you're missing, all new in the next hour.
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