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well, good morning, sleepy head. yeah, it's time for to you get up already. i know, you're like, how could it ohm be wednesday? i'm robin meade. here's what's going on now. we are learning more about this a u.s. citizen charged in the times square bomb plot and just how close he came to getting away with it. investigators say that a university of virginia student admits that he had a violent fight with a girl he's now accused of killing. why he says that her death was an accident. and then the floodwaters are starting to recede in music city but nashville's residents and its celebrities are dealing with the mess it has left behind and
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what a mess it is. first our top story the times square bomb suspects' name was actually on a no fly list but faisal shahzad was still able to board an emrates jet. why? it is up to the airlines to check for updates for that list and a counterterrorism official says that the airline didn't do that. u.s. officials saw his name on the manifest, ordered the flight stopped and they arrested him. >> it was a couple of security personnel coming on and off and we all got deplaned and i just went through luggage, and if you didn't want to carry it on, you didn't have to. a lot of people back on the flight but few of other taken others available. >> he has a wife, two kids and a masters degree, he had been working for a connecticut market company. after becoming a u.s. citizen a year ago he quit his job and stopped paying his mortgage.
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he reportedly told his real estate agent to let the bank have his house because he was going back to pakistan. neighbors said he rarely spoke to them and mumbled to himself. >> seemed like a quiet guy. >> reporter: wave to you or -- >> no, he just acknowledged with the tip of the head. i considered him to be a terrorist, so there's no other way about it. so i'm just glad they caught him. >> what we want to point out shahzad has not entered a plea yet. hours after his arrest security forces in pakistan seized several people in connection with the case. now a pakistani intelligence source tells our sister network cnn that the raid was at a house in karachi where they believe shahzad stayed the last time he was there. we're going to have a lot more on that case but because we're hln, there is other news concerning you as well so let's get to some of those stories. some oil from the massive spill in the gulf of mexico has already started washing up on
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barrier islands. but a possible solution for the leak is on the way. now this is what could turn things around. it is a four-story-high containment dome that will be lowered onto the seabed by tomorrow. >> we will be hooking it up under the course of friday and the weekend. this has never been deployed in the water, it's a technique that the industry uses often in the shallow water, 300 to 400 feet. it has never been deployed at 5,000 feet so we should not per. there will be issues to deal with as we deploy it. >> the oil spill is really hurting people who make their living off of the gulf. fishing is banned in the affected areas for at least a week, and people are canceling their hotel rooms and boat charters but other people are going ahead with their plans hoping that things will be okay. >> i've fished in louisiana a couple of times and never thought this would ever happen
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to this excess. it's pretty intense, this could be very bad. >> i'm trying not to be too upset about it. it's horrible, and i'm trying to dwell on the positive and look at the beach and say this is the way it should be and the way it will be. >> the pretty white sand beaches. charter boat fishermen want you to know three-quarters of the gulf is still clean and open to fishing. we now know why dozens of cold medicines were recalled last week. the fda now says that the infant and child's formulas products like tylenol, motrin and benadryl were contaminated with bacteria. inspectors also cited 20 manufacturing problems at the pennsylvania plant where they are made. things like equipment covered with dust or held together with duct tape. johnson & johnson stopped production at the plant until the problems are fixed. the fda says you probably' wouldn't get sick from the medicine but still recommends you throw it out. new details on the tragic death of a 22-year-old woman's
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lacrosse player at the university of virginia. joe carter is in for rafer with the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning, robin. the uva men's lacrosse player charged with her murder had a prior criminal record. in november of 2008, police charged george huguley with resisting arrest and public intoxication. he pleaded guilty but avoided jail time. monday, charlottesville police charged him with the death of form former girlfriend yeardley love. detectives say huguley admitted he shook love and her head repeated by hit the wall. he also told police he kicked in the bedroom door to her room. yeardley was found dead in her bedroom monday with a large bruise on her face and one eye swollen shot. the police chief spoke to nancy grace last night. >> the facts are horrific, shocking, incomprehensible and unthinkable and to witness that
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and particularly as a parent to look at the body of the young girl who as you said had so top look forward to, is just a terrible situation. >> hugly ly huguley is charged first-degree murder. >> it is hard to comprehend, two promising individuals and now this. thank you, joe. >> you bet. travelers are facing more problems from a volcano in ice lan iceland. new ash clouds are forcing them to shut down space in the air for the day. they could see cancellations throughout the summer, in fact, as the winds kind of shift around. the rivers are finally starting to recede in tennessee after massive weekend floods that killed 28 people. what's left behind is giving you an idea about the power of the water. one overflowing river ripped a highway apart. this chunk knocked down four
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houses like dominos. one couple who went to see the damage yesterday say that they are just so happy that they got out in time. >> it was just a miracle of god, that's all you can say. >> it just kept watching. >> if it had been at night we'd have never made it. >> the flooding forced neighbors to help deliver one woman's baby. you couldn't get in or out of their neighborhood so when she went into labor, they tracked down five doctors and three nurses also in the area, and together they helped bring claire into the world. the neighborhood kids, though, have nicknamed her stormy. >> that's a good story. i like that one. >> it is sweet. something sweet to look at, because nashville and the surrounding areas just have a long way to go to recover. >> cumberland river still at major flood stage for nashville. that's expected to get out of the major stage sometime this afternoon and below flood stage all together by 7:00 tomorrow so that's in the morning time.
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another 24 hours of flooding around the cumberland. look at the cold front, right around the great lakes, the rain showers are wrapping out ahead of that, you can see it by chicagoland as this cold front sinks over to the east we'll see severe thunderstorms pop out and we're thinking around indianapolis, in towards cincinnati, columbus, even into cleveland later this afternoon. ahead of that temperatures are warm, low 80s for new york, 87 when you get to miami. more details in a half hour. >> thank you very much. we have a big recall to tell you about. nissan needs to fix about 135,000 infinity vehicles, and then we told you about the fan who got tailsered at a phillies game. find out about an interesting phone call he made to his dad before that happened. . the gmc sierra hybrid. the most fuel-efficient full-size pickup on the road. may the best truck win. these sensors indicate change at la quinta inns and suites!
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his wife, stephanie. >> i'd like to salute my husband, dave n iraq. happy anniversary, dave. i love you. these past five years have been amazing together. you're an amazing husband and father and roman and i cannot wait for to you come home. we're so proud of you. come home soon. we love you. >> nice message, great pictures. thank you. you have somebody that you love in the service, we'd love to help you salute them. go to cnn.com/robin. if you own a nissan there is a recall for some infiniti g35 models airbags. >> yeah, they're not working. nissan says the air bags might not deploy if you need them in some infiniti g35s. the car will tell you if it's not working. the red light will go on in the dash. nissan will fix that wire before it goes bad in the future t will start notifying owners next
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month about bringing your car in for a free fix. all the information cnn.com/robin under "looking out for you." something of a blow to hopes for the recovery, maybe your retirement plan, too. the dow took a bit hit last night down 225 points, the biggest drop in three months. that takes the dow back below the 11,000 mark, 10,926, and what's happening is there's a lot more concern that more european countries aren't going to be able to pay their debt. you may think, well, it has a big impact on the world financial system, and it can really hit into our u.s. recovery in the hopes for that. robin, back to you. >> thank you very much, jennifer, appreciate it. an atlanta restaurant mixes a passion for fresh fruit and the desire to be a neighborhood hangout. stephanie elam checks out this la if lottafrutta in this "small
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business success. >> it's got to be pretty fruit cups. >> reporter: she decided to build a business called lottafrutta. >> the entire menu was formed through my mexican background and my husband's ecuadorian background. >> reporter: the restaurant offers grilled sandwiches, fresh fruit cups with a neighborhood feel. >> i really just wanted a ma and pa place, somewhere you can live and work. that's the best way to me to run a small business. >> reporter: success generated a unique decision as she chose to hire staff instead of paying herself. >> i decided that i would take that hit, hire somebody else to help me with the load and also free up my time to be able to work on this business model to be able to expand. >> reporter: four years into owning a business, perez says patience was key in developing her brand. >> i wanted to take my time here, i wanted to make sure that we do things properly, do things the right way.
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>> if you're a small business owner we'd like to see your success story. go to cnn.com/robin. upload a video i-report of your biz, share your tips and you could be featured on "morning express." moving ahead the times square bomb suspect's name was on a no fly list but he was still able to get on a plane. how in the world? - at quicken loans, - we're changing the way americans get a home loan.
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you know we're hearing the time square bombing suspect admitted trying to set off explosives in new york city and he's admitted getting bomb traiping. hln analyst mike brooks is here. sounds like the guy is singing like a bird. you've learned more about this device that he had in his car. >> there was supposed to be a hearing yesterday but because he was cooperating with law enforcement and he was talking after he was mirandized, they decided not to. if he's cooperating let's let him keep talking, get more information. now they did put out a kind of a graphic, if you will, about what was in that nissan pathfinder yesterday, and we do know that there were three propane tanks, two five-gallon containers of gasoline, a couple of clocks with wires to the m-88s now and
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remember, yesterday, we were hearing 20 to 30. in the complaint 152 of these commercial fireworks. >> you know what i found really interesting here is about his communication with a prepaid cell phone. i mean how did that apparently help his cause? alleged cause? >> apparently when he was negotiating the sale buying this nissan that he drove down to times square the guy's daughter was talking to him on a prepaid cell phone, and they found out the cell phone number and they also found out, robin, that he had been talking to someone and receiving calls from pakistan during that same time. >> very interesting new information. >> very. >> mike brooks, thank you. we'll continue our conversation with him. rushing water threatened to send three people over the edge of a 30-foot dam. new for you in the next half hour, the incredible rescue that thankfully brought them to
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safety. the philadelphia police chief is standing behind the officer who tasered a teenager for running on to the field during a phillies game. joe carter with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, robin. he reviewed the tape and says the officer acted within department guidelines. the department does allow the use of tasers against fleeing suspects. philadelphia police are considering whether officers should get involved at all in non-threatening fans jumping on to the field during sporting event. the 17-year-old who ran onto the field monday called his father for permission. his dad said no but that didn't stop the young man, now charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. >> called his dad for permission? >> and his dad said no and like most 17-year-olds he didn't listen to his dad. >> oh, my gosh. >> another fan ran onto the field during last night's game, gave himself without incident. he was booed by the sellout crowd. >> what is wrong with people? >> i'm pretty sure he jumped on
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the field hoping to get tasered as well but he didn't. sad news to tell you this morning a legendary voice has gone silent. former longtime broadcaster for the tigers ernie harwell died at age 92 after losing his battle with cancer. >> bright sunshiny day, on the cool side by florida's standards. here is the first pitch it is low for ball one. >> harwell spent 42 of his 55 years broadcasting for the detroit tigers. in those 42 years, robin, he only missed two games. >> wow. >> incredible. last september he revealed he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer. harwell was 92 years old. we have the kentucky derby here in the states, and the uk, they have sheep and goat racing. that's nice. >> they have little jockies on the back. >> we have real jockies. they have little knitted jockies
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on their backs. this race goes for about 1/8 of a mile on a horseshoe-shaped course, maybe in honor of the horses they have here and all of the animals at the end of the race get a tasty snack so there's inis enive to run around like that and apparently -- >> how do they get them to run? i guess i'm not familiar with sheep, i didn't know they are prone to run >> there's a snack at the end. wouldn't you run for a nice tasty snack at the end? >> i can't say i haven't done it before. all right, thank you, appreciate it. another couple is eliminated from "dancing with the stars" and see why police were stunned when it high-speed chase through a texas neighborhood ended, two separate stories.
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morning. some of the oil from the massive spill in the gulf of mexico is now washing up on barrier island. hundreds of thousands of feet of boom have been laid to protect the gulf beaches. bp will put a containment dome over the lake tomorrow they hope. president obama may announce his nominee to replace retiring supreme court justice john paul stevens later this week, that's from sources close to the process. they say he interviewed federal judge diane wood yesterday. they've known each other for years. the president already interviewed three other possible candidates. rocker bret michaels is out of the hospital. doctors say he is expected to fully recover from a massive
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brain hemorrhage that he suffered about two weeks ago. they say he's talking but is in extreme pain still. michaels is the front man for the band poison and on this season's "celebrity apprentice." those are soom me of the headli we're falling. i'm robin meade. back to our top story. the times square bombing suspect is apparently talking to investigators, and a source familiar with the investigation says that faisal shahzad waived his miranda rights and providing critical info how the plot was put together. he went to a store in pennsylvania to buy fireworks for the bomb. he also had a gun in the car that he drove to the jfk airport, where he was later arrested. >> the investigation is ongoing, and i wouldn't want to reveal at this point any of the information we have gleaned from him other than to say that he has been talking to us and providing us with useful information. >> reporter: has he admitted involvement in this?
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>> he has done that. >> so the suspect has apparently confessed and is cooperating, but investigators are still digging for more information. let's try to sort out some more of the info coming in here with our law enforcement analyst mike brooks. it's interesting the kind of information that you're getting here. this guy admitted to making, you know, getting bomb-making training in pakistan so i wonder what that entailed. >> that's a great question, robin. we know that the bomb was very rudimentary, so he probably graduated last in his class but he apparently did receive training in an area called waziristan, pakistan, a tribal region on the afghani and pakistani border and we know there are a number of training camps there, al qaeda, taliban. was he really there? they're looking into that now. >> you've been to that area, at least karachi anyway. >> yes. >> when you were with the fbi. tell me a little bit about, i mean when you say training, what
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is it, they give them wires and something and tell them how to do this? >> well, yeah, actually they do. they do have manuals and that's one of the things they'll look for in the search warrant, was he ever given any manuals how to make bombs, improvised explosive devices, weapons trainings, these kinds of things and they go through actual hands-on training. you know i mean, bombmakers, some don't last very long. it's not a great prfgs profession to get into, that's for sure. the fbi has an office in islamabad and working with the pakistani officials trying to figure out whether or not he did go through training in waziristan. >> he was on a no fly list which makes you roll your eyes and go, how in the world did he board the plane and get this close to leaving to freedom? >> that's a great question. yesterday during a press conference the department of homeland security janet napolitano she was dancing around that a little bit but apparently we now find out,
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robin, that he slipped the fbi surveillance and was on the way to jfk airport, bought a ticket over the phone, paid cash for it, and got onto the plane, but customs officials were able to stop him. they went on and snatched him off before it actually pulled away from the gate. >> mike brooks, thank you so much. appreciate it. a civil suit against casey anthony will probably go to trial before her murder case. that's what the judge in a lawsuit said yesterday at a hearing in florida. anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. a woman is suing anthony for $15,000. she says that anthony ruined her reputation by stetelling cops s kidnapped caylee. nashville's famed music row was spared in the devastating floods, that's obviously not the video you're seeing there. the owners of the opryland say it will be at least three months before that complex opens up again.
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a huge complex. singer keith urban predicts that country stars are going to hold a benefit concert to raise money for all of the flood victims but some of them might have to replace their equipment, too. >> there's a storage place here in nashville called sound check that a lot of musicians vince gill and patsy and myself in town, everybody has all of their equipment stored there. none of us expected that that would flood like it did, and we don't know what extent the water's come up yet. we know it's not good but you know, this pales in comparison to what people have -- people have lost everything. >> can you imagine the kind of stuff that would be stored in these places for musicians from speakers to instruments to drums, everything. so it's interesting, because you see what your fellow viewers are going through, and then you see what music luminaries are going through as well. nobody escapes it. let's find more about today's weather concerns.
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meteorologist bob van dillen, i caught you studying your map. >> i'm looking at nashville, it's cloud-free and that's the way it will be for the next 48 hours. some thunderstorms are a possibility by friday afternoon, somewhere around central tennessee, northern kentucky but even then not a widespread washout like what we had over the weekend. here is your cold front, it doesn't have a lot of moisture to work with now but enough to get some showers popping from iowa through lower parts of wisconsin, northern illinois, stretching into michigan and getting into ontario later today. back up to the west the upper level supporting rain and snow across north dakota but we'll zero in toward chicago, you're dry. the squall line off to the west. not a lot of thunder, but with the daytime heating the area will arrive with big thunderstorms from indianapolis through cincinnati, into columbus, stretching into cleveland and overnight tonight should ride into areas like central pennsylvania and new york state and ultimately tonight but through tomorrow, thundershowers around new york
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and philadelphia. today looks good for the east coast. nashville a flood warning is in effect, the areas in bright shaded green. flood warnings around areas by northern parts of kentucky, low are ohio and indiana and illinois and western tennessee as well. get away from there, another upper level low getting a lot of wind going at the surface from areas by the dakotas. high wind warnings montana through salt lake city, bumpy ride for flying over the rocky mountains today. an i-report video you have to see to believe, the wave boarder and driver were arrested for clinging to a vehicle. no helmet, no elbow pads. cop cuffed him and stuffed him. busted. that's what you get. that's what you get, right there on a road, that's not a river. it's a pavement on the bottom. >> do we have the video of him going behind the car? >> we do, we'll show that coming up again, cuffed and stuffed. who has the best weather in the country today?
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we're talking about bad weather the last couple of day, not billings, montana, get away from that. go up to d.c. tower cam, the d.c. area will see a high temperature of about 82 degrees, calling for a great one. billings probably has the worst but the best, d.c. look at the capitol dome, 82, light winds. best weather in the country, d.c. more in a bit. >> thank you. even if you don't live anywhere near the gulf of mexico the massive oil spill is still going to cost you especially if you love to eat seafood. ÷?
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♪ good morning. you're joining us a little bit later than normal, it's 40
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minutes past the hour. the man who tried to blackmail david letterman is starting his first full day of his six-month jail sentence. robert halderman made a plea deal. he admitted demanding $2 million. halderman also got five years' probation and community service. somebody is waking up to $266 million this morning. well, one mega millions lottery ticket matched all six winning numbers in yesterday's drawing, it was sold in california. 28 tickets had five winning numbers but not the mega number so they were sold in 14 different states, those are worth up to a quarter million bucks. woo! >> they're asleep now probably and don't even know. >> don't know their life changed forever and i hope in a good way. if you're planning to take mom out for seafood on mother's day you might be paying more this time around because of the oil spill. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you.
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i think some people might go wait a minute. the fish that we're eating is probably frozen like months ago. >> we'll see. some places do a lot of fresh fish. >> true. >> if you like shrimp it is all you can eat sunday. load up! >> you better go for it. >> this is the biggest day of the year for restaurants, mother's day, i didn't know that but haul it in if you love seafood because a restaurant owner tells bloomberg they may be able to hold off on price hikes for a week or two weeks but if they get their seafood from the gulf and it's fresh you're going to see prices go up on the menus. fishing closed from the mouth of the mississippi to northwest florida, and that means 25% of the catch is threatened. the fishermen point out there are a lot of fish that are healthy but they're going to be rarer so they're probably going to cost more. this week, we are talking about spring cleaning, but the kind that has to do with your money. so maybe you are dying to get rid of all those old files and receipts, they're sitting in a corner, in a closet someplace,
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getting dusty and yucky. you can safely chuck all of your old pay stubs. hold on to the w-2s and 1099s, ditch 'em but what about all your taxes? i keep them in big folders, labeled by year. well look the irs says that if you are clean and square with them, then a good rule of thumb is four years, that's all you have to hang onto so you can start chucking 2003, 2004, but maybe you're kind of a little fudger. if there's any chance that they're going to want to talk to you you better hold onto them, they say, hang on to receipts indefinitely for big stuff if you upgrade your home or big purchases in case you need to file a claim. back to you. >> thank you. it only took ten minutes for firefighters to pull three people from the edge of a dam, but man, was the ten minutes intense. you have to see the incredible rescue. but first -- mother's day is this sunday. so why don't we pay tribute so
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don't forget mother's day is this sunday. we had a few technical difficulties and wanted to make sure we got the previous salute that went into the commercial, let's get that right so here you go to this woman, and her mom. ♪ >> hi, my name's victoria, i'm from roanoke, virginia. i wanted to shout out that my mom, tina, happy mother's day. so far away, still in pittsburgh, not going to be home for mother's day, but want to tell her that i love her and i miss her and happy mother's day. >> very, very nice. that's this sunday. if you're not looking at the screen right now, this is worth coming into the room to see. firefighters near atlanta
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rescued a woman dangling inches from the edge of a dam. the rushing water was knee deep and led to a 30-foot drop. two men were pulled to safety as well. the dam is next to a popular recreation area. the final five on "american idol" paid tribute to old blue eyes last night and the judge's loved michael's take on frank sinatra. ♪ won't you please arrange it, because i love you ♪ ♪ just the way you look tonight ♪ >> i love the way you look in your little fidora hat. simon said everything clicked but he was not impressed with casey's version of blue eyes. ♪ nothing but blue sky, nothing but blue sky ♪ >> i don't know. randy said that performance of
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"blue sky" was casey's worst ever, and harry connick jr. said casey was better in rehearsals. one more contestant goes home tonight. we have a really, really great blog at cnn.com/robin by one of our team members, and she describes it minute by minute. she's in love with harry connick jr. and you'll see why on the blog. >> she's good. he killed "old blue eyes" my favorite singer of all-time. >> you don't know frank? >> come on, you don't know frank. shave this little bit, kid, that's what he would say. if you're traveling, i don't see any delays. today will be a good day to travel. san francisco, you will get about an hour delay because of the winds, about 35 miles per hour. orlando scattered thunderstorms around central and southern florida today, half-hour delays. cleveland could get severe weather this afternoon. chicago morning rainfall by afternoon winds. more in a half hour. >> thank you. actor corey haim died of
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natural causes, an autopsy report says that he had traces of antidepressants and marijuana in his system but that it was pneumonia that caused his death. the former child star died in march after a well-documented battle with drug addiction. coroners also said he had an enlarged liver and clogged arteries which were factors in his death. arizona's been a hotbed of debate because a controversial immigration law well now an nba team is showing what side of the debate it is apparently on. >> good morning, robin. the phoenix suns will show their support for latinos by changing their jersey name from english to spanish, chain it from sun to los suns. the decision was made by the team's owner to honor the latino community, the diversity of the nba and the state of arizona. the team will wear the jerseys tonight on cinco de mayo. >> we have a lot of love for our
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latino fans. we have latino players on both teams and unfortunately that's the group that seems targeted g that seems targeted by this bill. and you know, it's a shame. >> the nba players association released a statement criticizing arizona's immigration law and praising the suns for their gesture. the uva men's lacrosse player charged with the death of a woman's lacrosse player had a prior criminal record. in 2008, police charged george huguely with resisting arrest and public intoxication, he pleaded guilty but avoided jail time. monday police charged him with the death of former girlfriend yardedly love. huguely's attorney said that it was a tragic accident. huguely told police he shook her so hard that her head hit the
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wall several times. we told you tiger's golf clubs were on sale for ebay for $250,000. tiger says those are not his clubs, those are not the clubs he used from 2001 to 2004 for his masters. since tiger said that, ebay has since taken down the ad. >> who was the seller? that would seem highly questionable. >> we have got a little scammer on our hands here. >> now the legal department is making us say allegedly. [ male announcer ] fishing pole, it's been a while.
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good, good morning, so how are you doing? getting breakfast ready for everybody in the house? morning, sunshine. here's what's going on today. we're learning more about the u.s. citizen charged with the times square bomb plot and how it is that he came so close to getting away. the floodwaters are receding in music city. someone out there may be calling in sick today because they won the winning megamillions ticket worth $266 million.
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so which state was it sold in? that's the information that we v. the times square bomb suspect reportedly got a dozen calls from pakistan in the days before the attempts attack. he reportedly got five calls on the day he bought the nissan path finder that carrying the explosives. faisal shahzad has provided information about the bombing. even though his name had been entered into a no-fly list, why was he able to board an emirates jet? u.s. officials saw his name on the manifest, ordered the flight stopped and arrested him. >> there was security personnel coming on and off and we all got deplaned and they went through our luggage.
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they said if you didn't want to carry on with the flight, you didn't have to. >> shahzad had a wife and two kids and a masters degree. after becoming a u.s. citizen a year ago, he quit his job and stopped paying his mortgage. he reportedly told his real estate agent to let the bank have his house because he was going back to pakistan. neighbors said he just mumbled at you and waved from his house. >> i considered him to be a terrorist, there's no other way about it. i'm just glad they caught him. >> we want to point out shahzad has not entered a plea yet. hours after his arrest, security forces in pakistan seized several people in connection with the case. a pakistani intelligence source tells our sister network cnn
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that the raid was at a house in car rach think where they believe shahzad stayed the last time he was there. we're going to have more on these stories, but because we're hln, we're going to cover some of the stories that at the top of our mind. some of the oil spilling from the well in the gulf is starting to wash up on the shore e a 40-foot high containment dome will be lowered on to the seabed tomorrow. >> this has never been deployed in this depth. this is something that the industry uses often, it has never been deployed at 5,000 feet. so we should not expect it should go perfectly. there will be issues as we deploy it. >> meteorologist bob van dillen
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is here now, with that, what are we seeing today. >> the last 12 hours to 24 hours, winds have been light. you can see new orleans right there, here's the brighton sound, you see a little bit of oil trying to wash up, high pressure is almost directly overhead. by tomorrow this high pressure in the afternoon moves all the way to just off the coast of florida and that sets the stage for southerly to southeasterly winds, by friday, it appears it might get a little bit closer towards land. today and tomorrow, it looks like it's basically offshore, but then by friday with that southeasterly breeze, we'll have to see where it goes. more details on that weather forecast in just a couple of minutes. >> we now know buy dozens of cold medicines were recalled last week. the infant and child formulas in products like tylenol, motrin
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and b and benedryl were contaminated. johnson & johnson says it has stopped production at the plant until those problems are fixed. the fda says you probably won't get sick from the medicine, but it still recommends that you throw it out. we have new details on the tragic death of a 22-year-old women's lacrosse player at the university of virginia. joe carter is here with the latest on this story. what happened here? >> very, very crazy night obviously between these two, the 22-year-old lacrosse player charged with murder, he actually had a prior criminal record. in november of 2008, police charged george huguely with resisting arrest and public intoxication, he pleaded guilty but avoided jail time. monday charlottesville police charged him with public
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intoxication and murder of yardedly love. he admitted that he shook love and that her head repeatedly hit the ba the wall and he also said that he broke intoler bedroom. 2 charlottesville police chief spokes to hln's nancy grace. >> the facts are who rhorrific, they're shocking, they're unthinkable. and to witness that, particularly as a parent to look at the body of a young girl who as you said had so much to look forward to is just a terrible situation. >> huguely is in custody and he's charged with first-degree murder, his next court hearing, robin, is june 10. >> did they say anything about their relationship became volatile in recent weeks? >> their relationship ended and they had traded e-mails for a while and apparently he went to her apartment early monday morning and that's when the
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altercation happened. >> thank you so much, joe, appreciate it. the rivers are finally starting to recede in tennessee after massive floods that killed 28 people. but what is left behind still gives you an idea about the power of the water. this chunk of the river knocked down four houses like dominos. one couple that went to see the damage says they're happy they just got out in time. >> it was just a miracle of god, that's all you can say. >> he just kept watching. >> if it had been at night, we would have never made it. >> the flooding forced neighbors to help deliver one woman's babe, ybab baby, you could not get in or out of the neighborhood. so they went around and tracked down five doctors and three nurses in the area, and together they helped bring claire into t the world. if you want to find out how
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to impact your world, go to our website and click the impact your world link. >> there's five doctors in the neighborhood. >> that's when you know your neighbors are doing well. let me show you the high pressure over the gulf of mexico, so that means little to no wind and dry conditions, but just to the north of that, you see a cold front jacking right out of the midwest and the great lakes, some rain around iowa, illinois, parts of wisconsin, not quite into chicago, you can see the back part of north dakota, that rain is mixing with snow. it splits right between green bay and milwaukee right now,s but as it works over to the east in chicago, cold front place warm air out ahead of that, severe thunderstorms are possible today. main threats are going to be gusty winds out of these storms. but it lines up from ontario to detroit all the way into minneapolis.
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high today about 76 to 78. a little daytime heating is all you need to get that air on the rise. that cold front acts like a trigger. so morning sunshine, don't let it fool you, afternoon thunderstorms are back. major flooding around the cumberland river in nashville, tomorrow morning about this time it should be below flood stage. so the water continues to recede, with lack of rain, you're not going to see much in the way of rainfall in the next 72 hours. maybe a couple of rain showers on saturday afternoon ch. >> what they really need, right, is a bunch of sun to burn off this stuff. >> we have a big recall to tell you about. why nissan said that it needs to fix about 135,000 infinity vehicles and then a painting by
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let's see, today we're going to give a shoutout to sergeant david mullins with a little help from his wife stephanie. >> hi, robin, i would like to salute my husband dave, he is in iraq right now. i want to say happy birthday, dave, these past five years have been amazing together. you're an amazing husz and father and roman and i cannot wait for you to come home. come home soon, we love you. >> if you have someone in the service that you want to salute as well. go to cnn.com/robin. we would be happy to oblige. if you own a nissan, there is a recall for some infinity
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g-35 models. the problem is with the air bags. >> the main thing about an air bag is you want it to deploy when you need it. and nissan is saying that it might not in some cases. this is in the infinity g-35. the car is actually going to tell you if there's a problem, the red air bag light is going to go on on your dashboard. but the wiring is going bad. they'll start notifying the owners next month and it will be a free fix and you can see all the exact years and models, and you can find them at c nrks nrks dom sln.co cnn.com/robin and it's all under looking out for you. the economy has been on this long slog to recovery, but also a hit maybe to your retirement plan to. last night the dow was off 225 points, so the biggest drop in three months there and maybe you're thinking, i don't own
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stocks, all right, this has to do with countries in europe that can't pay their debts, but it all factors into the world's financial system and it really does then the hopes for our recovery as well. we're learning more about the device the times square bomber put together. and we're also learning that drugs did not kill corey haim so what did? literally across the st from her sister. [ banker ] but someone else bought it before they could get their offer together. we really missed a great opportunity -- dodged a bullet there. [ banker ] so we talked to them about the wells fargo priority buyer preapproval. it lets people know that you are a serious buyer because you've been credit-approved. we got everything in order so that we can move on the next place we found. which was clear on the other side of town. [ male announcer ] wells fargo. with you when you're ready to move.
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good morning, i'm joe carter for sports a philadelphia police commissioner is -- the officer acted within department guidelines, philadelphia police are now considering whether officers should get involved at all when nonthreatening fans sprint on to the field during sporting events. the philadelphia enquirer says the 17-year-old boy who ran on to the field monday called his father first for permission, his dad said no, but that didn't stop the man from being charged with disorderly conduct. another man ran on to the field during last night's game, he gave up without incident. sad news this morning, a legendary voice has gone silent, ernie harwell died tuesday after losing his battle with cancer, his voice and spirit will live on forever in the ears and minds of many.
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>> a bright sunshiny day, and the first pitch and ball one. >> in those 42 years, he only missed two games, which is incredible. last september, he revealed that he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, harwell was 92 years old. we all enjoyed watching the kentucky derby this weekend here in the states, in the uk, they got a chance to watch sheep and goat racing, we have real jockeys, they have animal jockeys knitted on the back of those sheep and goats. they raced for about a half mile, it's on a nice little horseshoe shaped course, and in the end the animals get a tasty snack and i'll be happy to report that willie wombat is your winner. >> cute name. we're hearing that the times square bombing suspect has admitted trying to set up
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explosives in new york city and he's admitted getting bombing training. hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks is here now. so you have learned more about the devices that he had in the car? >> he's got some bomb making training, allegedly in waziristan, pakistan, but how good a training? officials say it was very rude men try, he had two propane tanks, two five gallon cans of gasoline, two wires running to the cans and we said yesterday that we thought there were 20 to 30 of the m-88 firecrackers, but there were 152 that were in the back of that car, robin. >> oh, my goodness. >> could have done a big fireball. >> 152, what about communication? the prepaid cell phone that he used, what kind of calls do we
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think he was getting? >> we know there were some calls between shahzad, between he and the daughter of the man he bought the nissan from. and also some calls from pakistan to this cell phone. now they are looking at more more into the records to see who else he may have communicated with. because the big question here, robin, is did he act alone? they can't say whether he was a lone wolf or he had some accomplices. >> i'm sure with those phone calls, officials are wondering if that's the case. more problems from the volcano in iceland. new ash clouds are forcing officials to shut down flights in ireland and england. you could see cancellations throughout the summer even. a painting by pablo picasso sold at auction for a record
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some of the oil from a massive spill in the gulf of mexico is washing up on barrier islands. hundreds of thousands of feet of boom have been laid to protect the gulf beaches, b.p. will put a containment dome on the leak tomorrow. singer keith urban says the water rushed into the building where he and many other stars have their equipment. >> there's a storage place here in nashville called sound shack where a lot of musicians have
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their equipment stored there and anybody of us expected that that would flood like it did. we don't know to what extent the water's come up yet, we just know that it's not good. but this pales in comparison to what people have -- people have lost everything. well nashville's famed music row was spared, but the owners of the opry land hotel saya it's going to be at least three months before it can open again. rocker bret michaels is out of the hospital. doctors say he is expected to fully recover from a massive brain hemorrhage that he suffered a few weeks ago. they say he's talking, but he's still in extreme pain. michaels is the front man for the band poison. i'm robin meade, let's get back to our top stories, the times square bombing suspect is talking to investigators and a source familiar with the investigation says that faisal
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shahzad waived his miranda rights and is giving critical information about how the bomb plot was put together. he went to pennsylvania to buy fire works for the bomb. he said that he drove to jfk airport where he was arrested. >> the investigation is still going on and we don't want to reveal any of the information that's been gleaned to us. >> has he admitted his involvement in this? >> he has done that. >> it took exactly 53 hours 20 minutes for the investigation to unfold. it all started saturday night when a t-shirt vendor told police that a nissan in times square was smoking, basically. sunday morning investigators retrieved it's v.i.n. number, that led them to shahzad and they knew his name by sunday night, they started surveillance of him and put his name on a no-fly list on monday morning. but get this, they lost him monday afternoon. the customs agent saw his name
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last minute on the passenger's list of a flight to dubai on monday night. investigators say the suspect also admitted that he got bomb making training in pakistan. for more on that let's talk to law enforcement analyst mike brooks. i have to jump back to the flight thing, so if he was on a no-fly list, how in the world do you still make it on the plane. >> well there,'s a possibility that he might have been put on the no-fly list and it didn't make it on to the automated system because there wasn't enough time. but there's also a backup system that the people that staff from the airlines, in this case emirates air are supposed to check manually, apparently it was done at the last minute by customs and he was snatched off that plane in the nick of time. >> apparently investigators learned that he traveled between the united states and pakistan, what are you learning about that? >> apparently, he returned to the united states at jfk on february 3, 2010.
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when he got to the airport, he was pulled aside and basically said, okay, where have you been? and he said, well, i have been in pakistan for the last five months visiting my parents. so this is another one of those stories that they're going to check out, should be fairly easy to check out. we know that he grew up in a small village about 25 miles fr north of pushawar in pakistan. >> mike brooks continues to talk with the sources to get more information, we stay on top of the story with him as well. so keep it tuned to hln for information about that investigation. let's check out some of the other headlines today. a civil suit against casey anthony will probably go to trial before her murder case. now that's what a judge in the lawsuit said yesterday at a hearing in florida. now remember, amount is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee.
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a woman is suing anthony for $15,000. she says that anthony ruined her reputation by telling cops that she kidnapped caylee. the judge did not set a date for the civil trial but expects it to start early next year, anthony's murder trial is not scheduled to start until next may. she's pleaded not guilty. we have been telling you about the response to the massive oil spill in the gulf. this spill started two weeks ago with an oil rig explosion that killed 11 men. their friends and their family want to make sure that they're not forgoted. friends of victims like blair manuel they he loved working on the rig. >> the fact that they had already bought a bunch of stuff for the wedding. >> he was twiced about life and it was going his way. >> manuel was 56 years old t youngest explosion victim was
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22. the oil spill is really hurting the people who make their living on the gulf. fishing is banned in the affected areas for at least a week, people are canceling their hotel rooms, their boat charters. still other people are going ahead with their plans, just hoping things will be okay, charter boat fishermen say that three-quarters of the gulf is still clean and is open to fishing so they would like you to know that. somebody's making up $266 million richer this morning. take a moment to fathom it. one megamillions lottery ticket matched all six numbers in yesterday's drawing, it was sold in california. 28 tickets had the five winning numbers, they are worth a quarter million bucks. not bad. sweet. >> i know just sit there and think about it. >> it's nice. >> you always say, oh, i would quit my job, but would you really? >> i say i would, but i don't
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know, i love it. >> i would walk around with my mr. monopoly suit on with my cane the rest of my life. wouldn't you do that? i love my job and all but -- >> i might sleep a little more. i might call in sick a little more. >> this weather brought to you by zyrtec. the weather in nashville is going to be dry today and tomorrow, you have high pressure over you, but a weak cold front washes out across eastern tennessee. the flood warnings out there are shaded in bright green. let me show you some i-report video that we got from nearby franklin county. there was a man arrested for wake boarding behind a car. >> it made for a good ride, didn't it? >> keep in mind, this is on a street with no helmet and no
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elbow pass, clinging to a car, and reckless driving. what about the big picture? you had the clouds out there this morning, you also had the flood warnings way up into northern kentucky. dense fog from the carolinas down into south georgia. the high pressure's dominating that region. here's your cold front, notice a line of showers and a line of clouds too. they extend basically iowa, northern illinois, lower parts of wisconsin, now in northern michigan. the rain is heavy in north dakota, a little bit of snow mixing with with that as well. then severe thunderstorms possible mainly over to the east of that line today. what about the best weather in the country today? easy to pick. it's got to be somewhere on the east coast, high pressure come night, it's going to be warm. how about 86 degrees. d.c., the best weather in the
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nation today, more on that coming up in about a half hour. you may think that your town is just awesome, is it the best town in which to live in the united states? there's a new list. i have to say i'm surprised at number one. i am very surprised. also ahead, the oil spill in the gulf is going to cost you especially if you love your seafood. ♪ [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time. time for new zyrtec® liquid gels. they work fast. so i can get relief from the pollen that used to make me sneeze, my eyes water. with new zyrtec® liquid gels, i get allergy relief at liquid speed. that's the fast, powerful relief of zyrtec®, now in a liquid gel. zyrtec® is the fastest 24-hour allergy medicine. it works on my worst symptoms so i'm ready by the time we get to the first hole. new zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. sfx: car crashing ♪
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we do now know that actor corey haim died of natural
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causes. an autopsy report said that he had traces of antidepressants and marijuana in his system, but that he died of pneumonia. corners also said that he had an enlarged liver and cloggeded arteries which were factors in his death. do you want to live in a city where the crime is low, the cost of living is cheap? and there's always something to do? according to forbes magazine, it is pittsburgh. the list of america's most livable cities is based on everything from the income growth to entertainment. now the other cities in the top five, ogden clearfield, utah. also in utah, the provo-orrin, also harrisburg, pennsylvania. >> i need to take a trip to
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pittsburgh. >> ever since moving to the south, and i'm an ohio girl, the best places to live now have to have like a median temperature of like 75. in my opinion. if you're planning to take mom out for seafood on mother's day no matter where she lives, it might be your last chance to do so before prices go up from the oil spill. >> i'm thinking this is the sunday you want to do it, you want to load up if you love seafood. a restaurant owner tells bloomberg that maybe they can hold off for another week or even two weeks, but if they sell a lot of seafood at one of your favorite restaurants, you're probably going to see the prices going uppen the menu. and fishing is clothed from the mouth of the mississippi to southwest florida. so 25% of the catch is threatened. you know how supply and demand works. there's probably going to be a lot of fish, but they're probably going to cost a little bit more. we have been talking about
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spring cleaning tips, but also about your money. maybe you've got a file stuffed with all kinds of old receipts and paper work, you can safely chunk all your pay stubs, as long as you hold on to your w-2s, you're going to be fine. as far as your tax paper work, hold on to them for four years, as long as you are clean and square with them, if you took any chances, if you fudged a little, if there's any chance the irs is going to come knocking, you better hold on to them indefinitely, but big things you want to hold on to, receipts for big things, keep that too. there's a lot of things you can chuck. my producer pete says use the shredders, but i just shred them up by hands and put the coffee grounds in there and the food.
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>> it's like when you're in elementary school and you send a note that you're not supposed to get so you start writing the cursive on there. >> i wanted to give a special early morning southout to my beautiful 2-year-old daughter vanessa, i wanted to let her know that i love you so much, baby and daddy always misses you. bless to you, robin, you're my favorite host and i love your show, keep up the good work. >> and your daughter is beautiful. what a great southout. you can leave a shoutout too. these are the folks that are getting my free wakeup call. robin, hln, it will wake you up so you're never sleeping in. rushing water threatening to send three people over the edge of a 30-foot dam. you got to see this incredible
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a plan to legalize medical marijuana in the nation's capital is moving forward. the d.c. council amoved a measure yesterday that would let people with chronic illnesses like aids or cancer get marijuana with a doctor's recommendation, the mayor is expected to sign the measure, it would still have to be reviewed by congress. did you blow that 14 states already allow medical marijuana use? if you have been watching the news, you know that arizona's been a hot bed of debate because of a controversial immigration law. can you believe that an nba team is showing what side of the debate it's apparently on? joe carter is here with more on this. some people may say, oh, well they're wearing special jerseys because it's cinco de mayo. >> could work too, but they're doing it to show their support
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for the latinos. the team actually has used these jerseys before, they did it for an nba promotion. the team owner made the decision to break out the jerseys again to show support for the latinos in the community. they will wear the jerseys tonight which happens to be cinco de mayo. >> we're going to show ohave la teams and that's the group that seems to be targeted by this bill. it's a shame. >> new details have emerged in the death of a 22-year-old university of virginia female lacrosse player, according to an affidavit filed by police, the suspect in the case 22-year-old george huguely told detectives
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he shook his former girlfriend yardedly love and her head the wall. she was found with a large bruise on her face and one eye swollen shut. love was described as an angel by teammates and by friends. the university student council is planning a candlelight vigil on campuses for her. well, yesterday we told you tiger woods' golf clubs were for sale on ebay for $250,000, but tiger says, wait a second, those clubs are not the ones i used to win four major championships. that's what he's saying. he says he doesn't know where those or what those clubs are because the clubs they're trying to say they have are in his garage. tiger said that they've taken it down since and he doesn't know why the heck they have them up there. but the guy who put them up there used to work for titleist and tiger says they're not.
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>> interesting. i'm not a professional golfer, but can you play with more than one set of clubs? >> who would you believe? tiger or the guy trying to sell them? >> at this point -- >> exactly. >> good day to travel by air today. couple cities with a couple delays, but, over all pretty decent. one-hour delay possible. orlando, florida. central florida getting showers and storms this afternoon. cleveland some of those storms could be severe by late today and watching for delays in the afternoon. chicago, windy this afternoon also and 30-minute delays. atlanta, let me show you live. nice and sunny and temperatures in the mid-80s. more "morning express" in just a couple of minutes. [ woman ] nine iron, it's almost tee-time...
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i say good morning to you as it's a little noisy. i'm robin meade, morning, sunshine. we're learning a lot more about the man accused of trying to bomb new york's times square from his money problems to his getting away or make that how it is he came so close to getting away. but now nashville's residents and celebrities are dealing with a mess left behind. an autopsy reveals what
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killed corey haim. it is not what a lot of people are thinking. the times square bomb suspect's name was on a no-fly list but fassel shahzad was still able to board an emirates' jet. why is that? it's up to the airline to check for updates to the list and a counterterrorism official says the airline apparently did not do that. u.s. officials saw his name on the manifest and ordered the plane to stop and arrested him in the nick of time. >> then we all got deplaned and then i just went through our luggage and they said if you didn't want to go back on the flight, you didn't have to. >> shahzad has a wife, two kids, a masters degree. he had been working for a connecticut marketing company but after becoming a u.s. citizen one year ago he quit his job and stopped paying his mortgage. he reportedly told the real
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estate agent to let the bank have the house because he was going back to pakistan. neighbors said he rarely spoke to them and mumbled to himself. >> seemed like a quiet guy. >> wave to you? >> no, he just acknowledge with a tip of the head. i consider to be a terrorist, no other way about it. so, i'm just glad they caught him. >> we want to point out that shahzad has not entered a plea yet. hours after his arrest the security forces in pakistan see several people in connection with the case. a pakistani intelligence source tells our sister network cnn that the raid was at a house in karachi where they believe shahzad stayed the last time he was there. there is brand-new information about the suv that was found in times square. what else besides the bomb was found inside? that's coming up in about ten minutes. now, because we're hln, we're going to cover some of the other big stories of the day, as well. the rivers are finally
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starting to recede in nashville after massive weekend floods that killed more than two dozen people. what's left behind kind of gives you an quid of the power of the water. one overflowing river ripped a highway apart. this chunk knocked down four one couple that went to see the damage yesterday just said they're happy they got out in time. >> it's just a miracle of god. that's all you can say. >> he just kept watching. >> if it had been at night, we would have never made it. >> some of country music's biggest stars are also dealing with the aftermath of the floods because they live there, too. the water rush under to the building where a lot of different musical artists store their equipment, including singer keith urban. >> we started our album, we were supposed to start recording yesterday but we couldn't get all the trucks in to get my equipment out of this big
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storage facility and so we thought we'd leave it a day and hope the waters would subside, instead they kept going up and up. so, at this stage, it's possible that as much as i haven't lost what everybody has that i probably lost all my equipment, on the road equipment and all my guitars and amps and everything. >> expensive stuff. urban predicts they will hold some type of benefit concert to help raise money for flood victims. to find out how you can make a difference and help people in tennessee go to our website, cnn.com/robin and hit the impact your world link. new details of the horrible death of a 22-year-old woman's lacrosse player at the university of virginia. joe carter is here now with the latest. >> good morning, robin. tragic story, no doubt. we're learning that the 22-year-old lacrosse player he had a prior criminal record. in november 2008 police charged
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george huguely with resisting arrest and intoxication. monday charletsville police charged him with the death of woman lacrosse player and former girlfriend yeardley love. detectives say huguely shook love and her head repeatedly hit the wall. she was found in her bedroom with a huge bruise on her face and one eye swollen shut. love was described as an angel by teammates and by friends. the sharletsville police chief spoke to hln's nancy grace. >> and the facts are horrific, they're shocking and incomprehensible and to witness that and particularly as a parent to look at the body of a young girl that had so much to look forward to is just a terrible situation. >> huguely is charged with first
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degree murder and his first hearing is june 10th. the students will have a candlelight vigil tonight to honor yeardley love. >> these were two individuals known on the university campus. the folks who go to school there having a tough time, too. some oil from a massive spill in the gulf of mexico is washing up on barrier islands, but a possible solution for that leak is on the way. this is what can turn things around. a four-story high containment dome that will be lowered on to the sea bed tomorrow. >> we will be hooking it up over the course of friday and the weekend. this has never been deployed in this water. a technique that the industry uses often in the shallow water, three to five feet. we should not expect it will go perfectly. there will be issues to deal with as we deploy. >> the oil spill is really hurting people who make their
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living off of the gulf. fishing is banned in the affected areas for at least a week. people are canceling their hotel rooms and boat charters but other people are going ahead with their plans hoping things are going to be okay. >> i've fished in louisiana a couple times and i never thought this would happen to this excess. this could be pretty intense, this could be pretty bad. >> i'm trying not to be too upset about it. it's horrible. i'm trying to look at the beach and say this is the way it should be and this is the way it will be. >> charter boat fishermen want you to know that three quarters of the gulf are still clean and open to fishing. can i show you exactly where we think the oil is right now. the latest predictions on when some of those beaches can see it. on some places it has reached the barrier islands. >> the delta, getting in towards brenton sound area. but i want to show you the
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satellite picture with the oil overlaying on top. cloud cover, light cloud cover right now and high pressure dominating the northern gulf and light winds and light clouds. not a lot of wave action this morning either. the high pressure slides just off the coast of florida and off the coast of tampa and winds will shift out of the south and southeast. clouds still out there, but winds will pick on up. not much of a change, but then by friday, get a little closer towards areas like mississippi and alabama. the other big story, of course, the flooding going on in central tennessee. dry today and tomorrow. a few thundershowers work into central tennessee and then it gets out of there for the weekend and hopefully nice and dry and the next 48 hours, that is it. flood warnings through kentucky and western parts of tennessee, as well. some parts of indiana and getting that action coming on through. more showers and more thunderstorms behind that. there for north dakota.
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traveling through the west coast, let me take you live to san francisco. looking real nice for the day. little breezy and 30-minute delays and it will be dry. great shot of san francisco. more on that, robin, in a half hour. >> they look pretty. did you notice something about the for sale signs in your neighborhood. a lot of those signs are coming down. that's good news in a bad economy. police chased a guy along the banks of a river. you know somebody is going in the water. energy. her. this. lives. how ? by bringing together... information. ... people ... ... machines ... ... systems ... ideas... verizon helps businesses worldwide... including fortune 500 companies... find and achieve... better. better. better. better.
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today's military salute, we're giving a shout out to sergeant david mulleins with a little help from his wife, stephanie. >> hi, robin. i would like to salute my husband, dave. he is in iraq right now. i want to say happy anniversary, dave, i love you. these past five years have been amazing together. you're an amazing husband and father and roman and i cannot wait for you to come home. we're so proud of you. come home soon, we love you. >> thank you so much. if you have somebody in the service, let us do the same for you. go to cnn.com/robin. you know, you have to see some wild arrest video in oregon. the manhat you see here police chasing him and a police dog, it appears, is suspecked of stealing a car on monday. down he goes into the drink. after that he climbs out and
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after that police taser him, while he was wet. that will conduct some electricity right there. he had a fake gun that looked real and he was resisting their orders. >> a top hat and a woman's wig. >> and mardi gras beads. if you own a nissan there are some problems with the infiniti g35 airbugs. >> nissan says the airbags might not deploy. this is the infiniti g35. we have all the years and make and model numbers on our website and you can look it. or right there, too. the car will tell you if it's not working. on your dashboard the red airbag light will go on. basically a wire is going bad. even with that nissan is saying, all right, we've looked at this and we'll fix it before the red light goes off. it will notify owners next month about bringing in their car for
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a free fix. the housing market tipped the economy into recession so it's nice that we're finally seeing some signs of recovery here on the home front. in the latest month, the number of people who signed contracts to buy homes, so they haven't closed yet, but pending home sales, that jumped to a five-month high. now, you can argue, oh, all the people running around to get the federal tax credit, it's up to $8,000. even still, economists say it's still a sign that demand is up. if you have housing recovering a bit, then the next piece for a full recovery, jobs, please. >> because the consumer shopping was looking good. but housing, jobs would be great. >> a big sign on that tomorrow morning. >> thank you. we've learned more about the bomb that the times square suspect apparently, allegedly put together. what exactly was found in the suspect's car. [ sneezing ]
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we are hearing that the times square bombing suspect has admitted trying to set off explosives in new york city. admitted it. well, hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks is joining us this morning. so, we know now that he also admitted getting bomb training. you know what i think is interesting, to talk about what was found in the car. now, you talked yesterday about there was maybe some gas cylinders, some propane and now we're getting more information. >> right, robin. thought originally the commercial explosives they're talking about the m-88s, 152. one of the other interesting things he did, in fact, pop that vin number off the dash and one of the detectives crawled underneath the car and found it on the underneath side of the car and that helped break this case. >> kind of like didn't know it was also on the engine block. >> right. >> in the short amount of time he had the car, they think he
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changed some of it. >> we heard from one of the vendors there is a big ring of keys. apparently on that ring of keys was a key to that house that they searched in bridgeport and a key to another car an izhizhi. they're looking to see if that was a car he drove to the airport. when he bought the car on april 24th, the windows weren't tinted. when they found it in times square he put tint on the windows which says to me he intended to try to hide the fact that there was a bomb inside that car and didn't want anybody looking inside. >> really interesting. these are just little facts that keep coming out or pieces of evidence, alleged evidence. mike brooks because of oyour sources, we thank you for that. we now know that actor corey haim died of natural causes. an autopsy reports said he had traces of antidepressants but it
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was pneumonia that caused his death. the former child star died in march after a well-documented battle of drug addiction. coroners also said he had an enlarged liver and clogged arteries, which were factors in his death. philadelphia's police commissioner is standing behind the officer who tasered a teenager for running on to the field during a philly's game. some more fascinating information is coming out about this teenager. good morning, joe. >> the police commissioner reviewed the tape and the officer acted within department guidelines and the department lets them use a taser to slow or stop a fleeing suspect. philadelphia police are now considering whether officers should get involved at all when nonthreatening fans jump on to the field during sporting events. the "philadelphia enquirer" said the 17-year-old man who, excuse me, 17-year-old man who ran on to the field monday called his father for permission. >> called his father for
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permission to run on to the field? >> he didn't listen to his dad at all. the dad said, don't run on the field and the kid did anyways. that's something that goes along the lines of something older and wiser. he should follow that suit. well, another fan decided to run on the field last night during the philly's game and no incident and no taser and he gave himself up without any incident. he was booed off the field. >> two nights in a row basically you had somebody running on to the field. sad news this morning, a legendary voice has gone silent former long-time broadcaster for the tigers ernie harwell. he was 92 years old. man: all right. we were actually thinking, maybe... we're going to hike up here, so we'll catch up with you guys. [ indistinct talking and laughter ]
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some of the oil from as massive spill in the gulf of mexico is washing up on barrier island right now. thousands of feet of boom have been laid to protect the beaches. president obama may announce his nominee to replace retiring supreme court justice john paul stevens later on this week. that is from sources close to the process. they said he interviewed diane wood yesterday. they have known each other for years. the president has already inert viewed at least three other possible candidates. the man who tried to blackmail david letterman is starting his first full day of a
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six-month jail sentence. robert hauldalderman and he als five years probation and community service. those are some of our headlines. good morning, as you down the coffee this morning. hope to energize you, too, with some of the information we have for you. i'm robin meade. the times square bombing suspect is talking to investigators. a source close to the investigation said fassel shahzad waived his mirranda rights and providing critical information on how the bomb was put together. he went to a store in pennsylvania to buy fireworks for the car. >> the investigation is ongoing and i wouldn't want to reveal at this point any information that we have from him other than to say he has been talking to us and providing us with useful
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information. >> has he admitted involvement in this? >> he has done that. >> investigators say the suspect also admitted that he got bombmaking training in pakistan. we're getting new information by the hour. let's go to hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks. so, there were connections to pakistan. what have we learned about what kind of activity may have gone on there concerning him and then what about the investigation that's ongoing right now in pakistan? >> well, robin, we know he is telling investigators that he went through some kind of bombmaking training in along the pakistani/afghani border. what kind of training? that is unknown. the fbi and officials are trying to run that down, probably as we speak. >> is there new nfrlation about what investigators have found concerning a home in pakistan possibly linked to him? >> well, we heard yesterday that he had an i.d. card with an
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address in karachi pakistan, you know, that southern port town where he apparently spent some time. rza saya is saying that when pakistani officials pufoerforme raid on that house they spoke to two people who were there. one was his father-in-law and one was a long-time friend. we'll get good information if they cooperate with officials on whether he was acting alone and was he brought here to the united states to commit acts of terror or was he possibly radicalized here in the united states? >> he was a naturalized u.s. citizen just a year ago. >> right. >> thank you, mike, appreciate it. the flood waters are finally starting to come down in tennessee, but the death toll is still rising. emergency officials confirm they found one man's body in a field in western tennessee. firefighters around the state are going door to door making sure that everybody got of their homes alive. >> this will keep us from having
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to search these houses again. we'll mark them and we won't have to come back and waste resources. >> well, captain clark there says that he's only had eight hours of sleep since saturday. the flooding forced neighbors to help deliver one woman's baby. they couldn't get in or out of the neighborhood so when she went into labors they tracked down five doctors and three nurses in the area and together they helped bring claire into the neighborhood. travellers are facing more problems from a volcano in iceland. there is new ash clouds that are forcing the uk to shut down some air space over northern ireland and scotland for most of the day. it is threatening to affect flights in england, as well. now, authorities in ireland canceled some flights yesterday. they said that you could see cancellations, possibly, throughout the summer. some l.a. lawmakers called for a boycott of arizona
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companies because they opposed that state's tough new immigration law. but two l.a. radio hosts did their show from phoenix yesterday to deliver the opposite message. the john and ken show asked their viewers to boycott the boycott by spending money in arizona. a small group of protesters showed up to the broadcast, as well. >> the bill claims to try to be protecting our communities and trying to protect the border but actually does nothing to address the real concerns that we have on the border. does nothing to address the violence. from my understanding of the bill, it will give the policeman license to question anybody who is reasonably suspicious. >> the immigration debate has made its way to the sports world, as well. we'll see how a probasketball team apparently it is taking sides. a civil suit against casey anthony will probably go to trial before her murder case does. that's what a judge in the lawsuit said before a hearing yesterday.
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a lawyer is suing anthony for defamation. remember, anthony is killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. the lawsuit alleges that she ruined his reputation by telling cops that she kidnapped caylee. the judge did not set a date for the civil trial but expects it to start until next year. she's pleaded not guilty. one city is considering charging drivers who cause accidents. the fire department in chula vista, california, said responding to accidents using up resources and it costs the department money so it would base charges on the severity of the crash. >> we wouldn't expect the taxpayers to be responsible for paying for someone's at-fault accident. and, so, we're holding them accountable to what their faults on that accident is and we think that's pretty fair. >> now, the department says the plan would save about $100,000 a year. a taxpayer association calls it double taxation because people
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already pay taxes for those services. yeah, isn't that what you're paying money for anyway? 36 minutes past the hour. good morning. san francisco, you look beautiful. you're looking good so early in the morning. >> have to show you this picture, robin. as the sun coming up out of the east, see what it looks like around the bay bridge. get my ugly mug out of it. take a look at this. how nice is that, robin? >> that is a great improvement. >> i'll have to concur. 66 the high temperature today and winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. we'll catch a few delays at the airport, probably an hour or more and i'll tell you more about that in a bit. not all peaches and cream, though. flood warnings going on right around nashville and dry today and dry tomorrow and a cold front essentially washes out over the state by friday and that brings more scattered showers and thunderstorms and no plaguing rainfall, not at least like what you had over the weekend. a picture we have right out of
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the same area, franklin county southeast of nashville. what not to do during a flood. how about wake boarding. >> on a street. >> on a street with about a foot of water. no helmet or elbow pads. he was arrested. caught the eye and the policeman cited him for hanging on to a car. probably about ten reasons why this kid is not that bright. the police being one of them. you have that area right now and things are drying out for the next couple days. get up to the north cold front dragging over chicago and rain switching over to snow for the morning. remember, we're talking about early may right now. snow mixing in around north dakota and a winter storm watch for tomorrow's storm that is coming right out of the northern part of the rockies. no big deal for the morning but later tomorrow, four to eight
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inches of snow possible in the white shaded counties. talking about winter storm watches and that's a storm headed out from the montana area. rain showers around waukegan getting into milwaukee, too. cold front and scattered showers and thunderstorms and some of these could be strong. take you live to chicago. light showers for the morning and windy afternoon. watch for that. right now it's dry and not a bad one. light rain still possible. more on that, robin, in a half hour. >> all right, thank you. somebody's waking up with 226 million excuses to call out sick today. we have the mega million numbers and where the one winning ticket was sold. then the oil spill in the gulf is going to cost you no matter where you live, especially if you love to eat sea food.
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don't forget that mother's day is sunday and some of you are paying tribute to your mom and all the things they do for you. every day. >> i'm from franklin, texas, and i would like to send a shout out to my grandmother. she raised eight children, including me and my brother, scott. she loved us and cared for us and great sense of humor and an ability to see things from all sides. i'm so grateful she gave herself to us every day. >> she just looks like a really joyful woman, doesn't she? the crews working to stop the tide of oil in the gulf of mexico have capped one of the three leaking points. now, that is what a bp exec is telling us. it was the smallest of the three leaks, but it's a start, right? we're going to have more on that story as we get more of the details. one of the stars who calls nashville home just sent us
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incredible pictures of flooding around his home. this is what big kenny of big and rich his dining room. this is his dining room. big kenny is part of the country music duo. his wife took the pictures and, as you can see, there is going to be a huge mess even after all that water is gone. everyday folks are going through this as well as the people who share nashville who also are on stage. man, your thoughts go out to everybody. somebody is waking up to $266 million this morning. one mega lottery ticket matched all six winning numbers in yesterday's drawing. let's just think about that. it was sold in california. 28 tickets had five winning numbers but not the mega number. still, they were sold in 14 states and are worth up to $250,000. what would you do, jennifer?
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>> buy an island, i don't know. >> an island. i like that idea. >> travel. >> i like that. hey, if you're planning to take mom out for sea food on mother's day, it might be your last chance to do so before prices go way up and you feel like you have to win the lottery. jennifer westhoven with more. good morning. >> turns out, i didn't know mother's day is the biggest day of the year for restaurants. >> mom doesn't have to cook, take her out. >> take a look at the sea food items because the prices are going to go up. if you're thinking, i want to get that sole one time before the price goes up. here's your chance. maybe a lot of restaurants will hold off for another week or two weeks but if your restaurant gets fresh sea food from the gulf, prices are likely going higher and fishing is closed from the mouth of the mississippi to northwest florida. that is about 25% of the catch that is threatened. now, there's still plenty of fish out there that will be very healthy as the fisherman are reminding us. if there are less of them, the prices will go up a bit.
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this week, we have been talking all about spring cleaning tips, but the money version. these are just some like huge amounts of receipts that my producer brought in. when do you get to get rid of all this stuff? you might be dying to during your spring cleaning. you can get rid of all your pay stubs, just make sure you hold on to your tax forms like w-2s and 1099s. all that tax paperwork can really clutter your home up. i looked at the irs site and one of the good rules of thumb is four years. that's how long you have to hang on to stuff, assuming you are clean and square with the irs. the irs says if you think they're going to come talking to you about anything, if you fudged it, maybe you better hold on to that stuff indefinitely. of course, hang on to anything that said you made big improvements to your home. can you believe this, a dating site for people who love apple products? >> i can't believe it. >> they only want to date each
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debate because of a controversial immigration law. now one nba team is showing what side of the debate it appears to be on. hi, joe. >> good morning, robin. the phoenix suns are taking a stand against what they call a flawed state law. the team will show support for latinos by changing the name on their jerseys to suns from los suns. they used these jerseys before in a nba promotion and they decided to break out the jerseys on cinco de mayo to honor the diversity in the nba. >> we have a lot of love for our latino fans and we have latino players on both teams and, you know, that's the plan targeted. it's ashamed. >> praising the suns for the jersey gesture. law supporters have said they hope it will keep people from entering the country illegally.
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well, new details have emerged in the death of a university of virginia female lacrosse details in the death o a university of virginia lacrosse player. 24-year-old george huguely said he shook his former girlfriend yardedly love and her head repeatedly hit the wall. yardedly was found in her bed on thursday with a bruise on her face and one eye swollen shut. the university council has planning a candle light vigil tonight on campus. tiger woods's golf clubs that were on sale for $250,000, tiger says those are not the clubs that he used to win four major championships. tiger says he doesn't know where those clubs came from, the ones for sale. the man who posted the listing works for tiger and is standing by the story that those are in
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good morning, how are you? doing well, i hope. it's in the middle of the week, i'm robin meade, so glad you're with us on this wednesday. here's what's up this morning. we're learning more about the u.s. citizen charged in the times square bomb plot and how it is that he came so close to getting away. new this hour, hear the pilot being ordered to turn the plane around, that the guy was trying to get away on, according to authorities. the floodwaters are receding in music city and now nashville's residents and celebrities are dealing with a mess that is left behind. you know, our top story, we have
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just learned that the suspect in the times square bombing attempt, what that person said to authorities when they boarded the plane and they nabbed him. apparently he knew that they were on to him and when they got him, he said, i was expecting you. are you fbi or nypd? that's from law enforcement sources to our cnn's susan cam bee yotity. he was on a in fly list, but was still able to board the emirates jet. it is up to the airlines to check for updates to their list and a counter terrorism official says the airline apparently did not do that. you know what? this is just in as well, according to the associated press. the airlines are going to be required to check the no-fly list more often now. u.s. officials saw the suspect's name on the manifest, ordered the flight stopped, that's when they arrested him. once he was off the plane, it started the taxi and then the pilot heard this from the control tower.
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>> kennedy tower, run way 2-2 right position, actually i have a message for you to go back to the gate immediately, so make the left turn when able. make the left turn on to echo west alpha back to the ramp, i don't know exactly why, but you can call your company for the reasons. >> two other people along with the suspect were also taken off the plane. but hours after the arrest, security forces in pakistan seized several people in connection with the case. a pakistani television station tells our sister network cnn -- is your head spinning because there's so much new information at this hour? first of all, that's the first time we have ever heard that message to the pilots to turn that plane around. second of all, we have now learned what he allegedly said to the law enforcement officials when they nabbed him.
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hln's law enforcement analyst mike brooks is joining us. so, mike, how about that? he allegedly said, i was expecting you, are you nypd or fbi? if he was expecting them, apparently was he trying to get away? >> apparently he was because he did pay cash for a one-way ticket from jfk to dubai, dubai to islamabad. now, you know, thinking that he's arrives in islamabad, he was most likely going to peshawar, we don't know. but the two people in karachi, his father-in-law and a friend of his. >> so people that he knows obviously. >> exactly. >> the airlines according to the associated press, a homeland security official says the government's now going to require airlines to check updated no-fly lists within two hours of being notified of
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changes to the list. because it begs the question, how did the guy get on the plane in the first place if he were on a no-fly list? >> he paid cash, he should have been when he checked in, he should have been flagged then, but emirates air didn't do that. when i retired from law enforcement, i was working for delta airlines as a manager in their corporate security, our people and delta, they would check that list constantly. but apparently this didn't happen and he almost slipped through the cracks, had it not been for the i.c.e. officials at jfk from immigrations and customs enforcement that saw the name, flagged the name because they said wait a minute, this is the guy who's part of this investigation and they're the ones that basically saved the day. >> there's new information about the car that was found in times square, we're going to talk to mike brooks about that in a few minutes here, thank you. breaking news as well this morning on the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico. b.p. is saying that the smallest of the three leaks has been
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capped. that's new. it's going to give the company room to concentrate on the bigger leaks, but a possible solution for the bigger leak is on the way. a huge containment dome is going to be lowered on to the seabed tomorrow. the oil spill is really hurting people who make their money off of the gulf, fishing is banned in the affected areas for at least a week, and people are canceling their hotel rooms, their boat charters, but officials are telling people not to worry too much about their vacations. >> as of right now, there is no prediction of any landfall impact in oil on the west coast of florida within the next 72 hours and that's as far out as the projections actually go. >> i would like to remind everybody that the state of florida, that the coastline has not been impacted at this time and remains open for public enjoyment. >> some places won't penalize you if you do cancel your plans because of the oil spill. they are encouraging you to take
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a wait and see approach before you do cancel. we have new details of an horrible death of a 22-year-old lacrosse player from the university of virginia. >> we're learning that the 22-year-old male lacrosse player had a prior criminal record. in november of 2008 police charged george huguely with resisting arrest and public intoxication, he pleaded guilty, but avoided jail time. monday charlottesville police charged him with the death of women lacrosse players and former girlfriend yardedly love. huguely says the killing was an accident. detectives say huguely admitted he shook love and that he hit her head repeatedly against the wall. yardedly was found dead early monday with a large bruise on her face and one eye swollen shut. the university's athletic director said love was described as an angel by teammates and by friends. the charlottesville police chief spoke to hln's nancy grace.
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>> the facts are horrific, they're unconscionable, and they're unthinkable. and to witness that, particularly as a parent to look at the body of a young girl who had so much to look forward to is such a horrible situation. >> huguely's next court date is june 10. and there is a candle light vigil being planned on the university of virginia campus. >> thank you so much. the rivers are finally starting to recede in tennessee after massive weekend floods that killed more than two dozen people. what's left behind really gives you an idea about the power of the water, for example, one overflowing river ripped a highway apart. this chunk knocked down houses like dominos. one couple that went to see the damage yesterday says they're
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just happy that they got out in time. >> it was just a miracle of god, that's all you can say. >> he just kept watching. >> if it had been at night, we would have never made it. >> want to find out how you can make a difference to help the people in tennessee, you can go right now to our website, cnn.com/robin, hit the impact your world link. i guess the good news right now for nashville is that there is some sunshine, some clearings to hopefully dry out some of that flooding. bob, you said you do expect some thunderstorms in a few days. >> on friday, that actually washes out over the state, but i think friday afternoon through saturday morning, and when that happens you're going to get showers and thunderstorms scattered all about the state, but nothing solid like they had over the weekend, but the flood warnings are still out there. nashville especially by the cumberland river, by this time tomorrow, it should be below flood stage. so things are gradually starting
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to improve but it's really because of the weather, high pressure dominating over the region, light cloud cover, no winds. look at the cold front, it is right around chicago, behind that, a lot of cold air wrapped up in there, light rain and switching over to light snow, check this out, first week in may, northern parts of north dakota, still reporting light snow in that radar picture and the entire region to the west is under a winter storm watch and that's this area shaded in white, four to eight inches of snow that's what's coming out of montana tomorrow morning through friday morning. look at the rain night now, you can see it across northern michigan down through northern parts of milwaukee, later today, isolated amounts of rain possibly get about a half-inch to an inch. traveling to los angeles looks pretty good, a little bit of a wind, but temperatures today, 73, 74, not that bad. who has the best weather in the country today? well, i'm going to stick with the east coast this afternoon. go with washington, d.c., 82
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see you soon. if you own a nissan, there is a recall for some infinity g-35 models. the problem is with the air bags and jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> yeah, the air bags may not be working when you need them in some of these infitity g-35s, the cars are actually going to tell you if the air bag is not working. what's actually happening is that a wire is going bad, and they will fix your wire before that light goes off. they're going to start notifying owners next month and you can bring you car in next month and get a free fix. all the information, the makes, the model numbers, all those details, cnn.com/robin, looking out for you. a new strategy at google, you can read a book on any
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device you like. once you pay for the book, you'll be able to read it on any gadget that's linked up to the web. so it could be your phone, it could be your lap top, it doesn't have to be, you know, the ipad or the amazon kindle. if you are traveling this morning, let's find out how it's going to be, hey, bob, apparently gorgeous in san francisco. >> when you have a weather shot like this, you have a lovely woman and not showing her, you got to show her, this is a beautiful shot. check out san francisco. how nice is that, jennifer? unbelievable. the weather is going to be about 60 degrees, the high looks nice, but the wind could pick up. watch for delays in san francisco, could be up to about an hour. we do have a line of showers now just outside the chicago, here's midway at o'hare, looking at all the air traffic getting in, michigan, wisconsin, and illinois. that line pulls through.
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once that line gets out of there, more wind for chicago too. san francisco delays of about an hour because of the wind. and orlando, showers and thunderstorms, about an hour delay. cleveland, 30 minutes, chicago it's going to be windy and minneapolis windy also. rushing water threatened to send three people over the edge of a 30-foot dam. you have to see the incredible rescue right here. @@
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we now know that actor corrie haim died of natural causes. an autopsy report said he had traces of antidepressants and marijuana in his system but it
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was pneumonia that caused his death. corrie also said an enlarged liver and clogged arteries that were also a factor in his death. firefighters near atlanta rescued a woman who was dangling just inches from the edge of a dam. so there they got her. the rushing water was at least knee deep, but it led to a 30-foot drop. two men were also pulled to safety, the dam is next to a popular recreation area, man, did they ever get close. a plan to legalize medical marijuana in the nation's capital is moving forward. the d.c. capital moved forward yesterday with a measure that would allow people with aids or cancer get marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. 14 states already allow medical marijuana use. phillies, police commissioner is standing behind
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the officer who tasered a teenager after he ran on to the field after a phillies game. here's joe kaercarter on that. but the most interesting thing to me is who the young man called before he did it. >> we'll get to that in just a second, because it is one of the most interesting parts of the story. but the police chief watched the tape and said that his officer acted within the department guidelines so he did nothing wrong there. tlis are considering whether or not officers could get involved at all when fans jump on to the field during sporting events. the philadelphia enquirer says that the teen who ran on to the field on monday called his father to get permission. his dad said don't do it, he didn't listen to dad. the teen is charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. two nights in a row, another fan ran on to the field during the game in philly. and this guy gave up without any
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incident, nobody was tased, the 34-year-old was booed by the sellout crowd in philly, because i think they're probably tired of this. >> they're saying that's not cute. >> a legendary voice has gone silent, former long-time broadcaster for the tigers died of cancer. >> got a bright sunny day, a little on the cool side. here's the first pitch and it is low for ball one. >> harwell spent 42 of his 55 years broadcasting for the tigers. this is a really interesting thing, he was the only broadcaster in baseball ever traded for another player. a team said i like the way you call the games. >> an announce traded for a player? >> long time ago, only one ever. >> that really says a lot about
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the boy scouts of america, they are ringing in the opening bell in new york. they're visiting the new york stock exchange this morning. do you get a patch for that? the organization is celebrating it's 100th anniversary this year. we'll tell you how training is going when we take you live to new york in about seven minutes. b.p. says that the smallest of the leaks in the gulf of mexico has been capped. now it's going to try to put a containment dome on the underwater oil well tomorrow. some of the oil from the massive spill in the gulf of mexico is washing up on some barrier islands. three people were killed when protesters fire bombed a bank in
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athens greece. thousands of people were in the streets. they're angry about the government's plan to freeze wages and raise taxes to get the country out of debt. a vote on the plan is expected tomorrow. riot police used tear gas against the protesters. rocker bret michaels is out of the hospital this morning. doctors say that he is expected to make a full recovery from a massive brain hemorrhage that he had about two weeks ago, they say he is talking, but note that he is in extreme pain. michaels is the front man for the band poison and is on this season's " "celebrity apprent " apprentis."" we have just learned that the sometimes square bombing suspect faisal shahzad told agents when they boarded his plane, i was
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expecting you, are you nypd or fbi? the government will now require airlines to check updated no-fly lists within two hours of a flight being notified of any changes, faisal shahzad's name was on a no-fly list, still he was allowed to board a emirates jet. let's go do our law enforcement analyst mike brooks this morning with the latest on what he's hearing about the investigation. there's so many things you could talk about, whether it be how he got on the plane or what new we're learning about what was in the car in that failed bombing attempt. your choice. >> i tell you what, i think the whole car issue is amazing to me. and if this guy, robin, if he had -- if he had received training at a, you know, at a terrorist training camp in pakistan, what did he learn there? i mean he left so many clues for law enforcement that it was
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unbelievable to me, he left keys to the house and to another car. >> so this car itself that we're talking about that was found in times square, we know that this thing at the v.i.n. number removed but police still found it. but tell me some other things learning about what's different about this car? >> we know he bought the car on april 10, 2010, no tinted windows, it wasn't running that good, it was kind of a rust bucket, if you will, and when they found it at times square, it had tinted windows. and i was talking to my law enforcement sources and they're saying that just goes to the theory that he didn't want anybody looking inside that car when he parked it there at times square and then walked away with that explosive device in it. but if it weren't for that vendor who noticed the smoke and the first responding
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firefighters who looked inside and saw what was in there, it could have been lots worse, but he didn't want anybody looking inside. we now know why dozens of cold medicines were recalled last week. the infant and child formulas of products like tylenol, motrin and benedryl were contaminated by equipment covered with dust or held together with duct tape. johnson & johnson says it's stopped production at the plant until the problems are fix. some of country music's biggest stars are also victims of the floods in tennessee. big kenny from the duo big and rich sent us incredible pictures of the damage in his home and this is his dining room. singer keith urban says that a storage space where many celebrities keep their musical equipment is swamped as well.
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>> there's a storage place here in nashville called sound check that a lot of musicians from vince gill and brad paisley and myself and little big town, everybody has all their equipment stored there and, you know, none of us expected that that would flood like it did, and we don't know to what extent the water has come up yet, we just know that it's not good. but again, this pales in comparison to what -- people have lost everything. >> that's true and i think you're going to hear a lot of the celebrity types say that, while, you know, i have lost equipment or maybe i have lost a lot of things in my home, but some people have lost everything. now what nashville and the surrounding areas need today is a lot of sun to kind of dry this stuff up, bob's going to tell you if they can get that. >> they are going to get it and it was such a prolific rainfall event, there's still flood warnings not only in nashville, but outside too.
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high pressure over the place right now, you have a lot of sunshine, light winds, you need some winds to help dry stuff up just a bit. but you're going to see dry today and tomorrow, and we call for washes out over the state, scattered showers and this is franklin county, southeast of here, what not to do in floodwaters, especially on the street, wave boarding, he's so smart, he goes right past the cops. watch this, robin, oh, there he is. >> you are busted. >> let me tell you something about that, that's on a road, no helmet, no elbow pass, busted and cited for clinging to a car and wreckless driving and so both of them arrested. cluck and stuff. you have all the national flooding going on. basically around chicago, getting around towards michigan, north of that, northern parts
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north dakota where it's mixing in with snow, that's falling apart, but later tomorrow, a new wave of energy, another storm rides out of montana. winter storm warnings and watches, four to eight inches of snow starting tomorrow morning and remember, we're talking about the first week in may, there your cold air back in play. as that cold front gets into the daytime heating spot, right around the ohio valley and inward, watch out for the chance of thunderstorms. the there's your new storm, high wind warnings for the rockies and light snow for the morning. more on that in about a half hour. >> thank you. >> the dow's coming off it's worst day in three months and it looks like more red arrows today, stephanie elam is in -- the dow is up -- it's down just about as much as my mouth is right now. >> it's not working. it's one of those days. all right, robin, things are
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just not coming together right now, stocks are stuck in the red, extending yesterday's sharp losses as worries about a greek bailout linger. a.d.p. says the private sector added 32,000 jobs last month and that was better than expected. a separate report shows mass job cuts fell to the lowest level in four years. the reports are a good sign for friday, because that's when we're going to get the government's big monthly jobs report. here's theory for you guys, this bud, it's not for many of you reportedly. beer sells in the u.s. fell 6.8% last quarter. the company blames high unemployment and bad weather. finally this picture is worth more than 1,000 words. it sold for a record $106.5
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million yesterday. >> you know, i'm not very creative with the title. >> no. >> it just tells you what's in it. you may think that your town is a great place to live, is it the best place to live? there's a new list out. and i'm not sure that -- it's -- i'm going to say that it's kind of the surprising the city that's number one. also ahead the oil spill in the gulf is going to cost you especially if you love seafood. , comes in a new liquid gel. new zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®.
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a civil suit against casey anthony will probably go to trial before her murder case does. that's what the judge in the
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lawsuit said yesterday at a hearing in florida. a woman is suing anthony for defamation, now remember, anthony's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. the lawsuit alleges that anthony ruined the woman's reputation by accusing her of kidnapping caylee. anthony's murder trial is not scheduled to start until next may. she's pleaded not guilty. new details this morning on the latest efforts to cap the oil leaks in the gulf of mexico and it's one of the stories that natasha has this morning in just a few minutes here, good morning. >> good morning, robin, and we now know that those cleanup crews they have capped one of those oil leaks, one of the things that b.p. is doing to get the lake under control. and floodwaters in tennessee are receding, but people cannot believe the mess that they are now dealing with. and an employee who had his bike stolen now has a brand-new one, find out who stepped in to make things right here robin.
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>> i'm glad that worked out for him. most of the oil from the massive oil spill in the gulf is still offshore, but a crew from our sister network cnn came across a sea turtle struggling in the middle of an oil slick. >> the turtle is coming up for air and when it does, it's gulping that air and it's taking the oil into the oil. if you're drinking oil, it's not good for the digestive system, so he's in distress. >> 29 turtles have washed up on the mississippi coast over the past few days, no oil, though, was found on them. "american idol" paid tribute to frank sinatra. the judges liked lee's take on frank sinatra. ♪ i've been up and down
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>> he had the right attitude. he had the tie kind of undone. simon said by far it was the best performance of the night, but he was not impressed with crystal's version of "summer wind." ♪ summer never ends ♪ like the girlfriend the summer wind ♪ >> i'm going to say that the music was overpowering her. that's not crystal's fault. ellen said that crystal swallowed her words and needed to loosen up. one more contestant goes home tonight. frank sinatra's music had a good guardian, and that was harry connick jr. he even stood on stage with the contestants. >> i love the music, i don't care who's singing it. well, except for that one kid who couldn't sing the other one.
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let me show you what's happening now a pretty good day to travel except for san francisco, watch for an hour or so around san francisco. central parts of florida, short delays out of that. cleveland severe thunderstorms today possible, watch for 30-minute delays, windy, but it's good -- temperature today 80 degrees. a good look at the park on the left. >> 80 degrees in new york city. >> i've got some people playing hoogy. >> we have a set of tiger woods golf clubs is over, but it's not because they were sold. [ male announcer ] the john deere green tag event.
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there's always something to do? the list of america's most livable cities is everything from growth to entertainment, and pittsburgh is at the top of the list. you have ogden clearfield. ann arbor, michigan, and what's with the areas with two names. if you love seafood then you might want to eat up. restaurants are expecting price hikes because of the oil spill in the gulf. 25% of the catch is threatened. fishing is closed from the mouth of the mississippi to northwest florida. one restaurant owner says that crab prices won't hold steady for more than two weeks, this sunday is the biggest day of the year for restaurants, mother's day. so maybe seafood would be a good choice. arizona has been a hot bed of debate because of a
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controversial immigration law. now someone on the a team might be showing what side of the debate it's on. >> the phoenix suns will change their name on their jerseys from the suns to los suns. the team has used these same jerseys before in their nba promotion. they will break out the jerseys again on cinco de mayo as a way to honor the latino community and the nba. >> we have a lot of love for our latino fans, we have latino players on both teams and that's the group that seems targeted by this bill and it's a shame. >> the nba players association released a statement criticizing arizona's immigration law and praising the suns for the jersey gesture. the law supporters have said they hope it will keep people from entering the people illegally.
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we have new details this morning in the death of a university of virginia female lacrosse player, according to an affidavit filed 22-year-old george huguely told detectives he shook his former girlfriend yeardley love and he hit her head repeatedly against the wall. yeardley was found dead in her bedroom early monday morning with a large bruise on her face. the university's athletic director says love was described as an angel by teammates and by friends. the university is reaching out in support, the student council is planning a candlelight vigil tonight on campus. yesterday we told you tiger woods' golf clubs were for sale on ebay for $250,000. tiger says those are not the clubs he used in 2000 and 2001 to win four major championships. he says those clubs are in his garage. tiger says he doesn't know where the clubs that are for sale came from. ebay has since taken down the listing and, robin, the person who put up the clubs on ebay
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used to work for titleist and he's sticking to his story saying those clubs are in fact the ones tiger used to win some major championships back in the early 2000s. >> i don't know which person to believe. >> i don't know at this point who to believe. you're right. >> thank you. >> you bet. we have good video to show you now of a big bear being rescued. a 200 pounder had been rummaging through a neighborhood in california, and it ended up in a tree in a cemetery for about two hours. so firefighters tranquilized it, that's why he looks like a rag doll. they used a sling to lower him to the ground. it is going to be released into the national forest. so he's okay. new credit card applications that get in the mail, and you're like -- you can start to see more of them and it might be worth checking them out. it's rollback time at walmart,
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