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a man here in new york has turned his hobby into his full-time job. now he has fans around the world raising their glasses and toasting his hard work. here's tom foreman with our "american journey" report. >> every day amid the hustle and hum of brooklyn, something is brewing at steve hindi's place. it looks like, tastes like, and goes down like beer, but it smells like success. >> we sell beer now in 25 states and the name brooklyn rings bells in sweden, in britain, in italy, in france, in germany, in japan, in china. >> reporter: hindy was a long-time foreign correspondent in some of the world's most dangerous places. he quit the news business back in the 1980s and decided to turn his hobby of making beer into a small business. he started in a part of new york where property values were comparatively reasonable.
his small team focused on keeping costs low, quality high, helping community charities instead of buying big ads, and crafting distinctive brews that stood out from mass-produced beers. >> i think the reason why we've been successful is that we've always trusted that people have good taste. rather than trying to dumb things down or do focus groups and try to figure out what does everybody like. >> reporter: the result, even as the recession raged, hindy's place kept going, even as per capita beer consumption plummeted, the brooklyn brewery kept growing. >> well, i think it's just the fundamental fact that people are drinking less beer, but they're drinking more special beers. you know, we offer a whole range, a whole rainbow of flavors of beer. >> reporter: this year he says they will expand their staff of 90 people, open a new shop in stockholm and sell $50 million worth of beer. >> our future is very exciting.
>> reporter: for a former reporter and brooklyn, that's a headline. tom foreman, cnn.headline. tom foreman, cnn. that's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. caught. osama bin laden's son-in-law, an al qaeda mouthpiece, now in u.s. custody. you will not believe where he was hiding. >> the dow's history-making winning streak continues as the focus flips to jobs now in the key report. is your situation getting any better. sloshing your way to work. a windy, snowy, disgusting mess hanging over the northeast right now. this is the winter storm that will not go away. >> sell it, berman. it's not a right to bear arms. it is a requirement. the town that wants everyone to own a gun. good morning. welcome to "early start." thanks for being with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. it is friday, march 8th.
5:00 a.m. in the east. we'll start with a major very many in had the war on terror. sending shockwaves from manhattan to capitol hill to the middle east. osama bin laden's son-in-law captured and in u.s. custody and in just hours, abu ghaith will be in new york. more on how we caught him and the controversy surrounding this court appearance. susan candiotti is here. >> he managed to stay beyond the reach of u.s. authorities all these years just like his famous father in law. now that has finally ended. now the question is how will he be prosecuted and where. some people are challenging that. krr thceci rodgerkr krr. >> reporter: this photo but abu ghaith right up there with osama
bin laden and others. he was out front as a spokesman for the terror organization, appearing in videos and making ominous statements. quote, we have the right to kill 4 million americans with chemical and biological weapons. abu ghaith is believed to have been in osama bin laden's fine astand in tora bora in 2001 before escaping into pakistan. he lived in iran since 2002, mostly under house arrest and is said to have arrived in the turkish capital ankara, early last month. he checked into a luxury hotel and was detain. iran refused to take him back, according to turkish sources. after several weeks in limbo, turkey decided to deport abu ghaith to kuwait. kuwait didn't want him back either. he was transferred to u.s. custody and secretly flown to new york to face trial. some republicans argue that
makes him an enemy combatant who should be tried by a military commission at guantanamo. >> we're putting the administration on notice. we think that sneaking this guy into the country clearly going around the intent of congress when it comes to enemy combatants will be challenged. >> reporter: but the obama administration says it's trying to close gitmo, not add to its prisoners and trying abu ghaith in new york won't jeopardize national security. >> it's a case that would be easy to try in new york. the court in new york has a 100% conviction rate for people accused of al qaeda crimes. >> reporter: abu ghaith stands accused of one count of conspireing to kill americans and allegedly recruiting others to do the same. in court documents, prosecutors quote him saying this after 9/11 -- the storms will not stop, especially the airplane storms. warning americans not to board
any aircraft and not to live in high-rises. he is known as the mouthpiece of al qaeda. so it will be interesting to see when he shows up in court this morning, john, whether he says anything. this is a mere formality. the charges will simply be read to him. but you never know. >> we will be watching. susan candiotti. thank you. >> it's 5:04. all eyes on wall street on the jobs report this morning. the anticipation builds as we couldn't the down to the february jobs report. it's due in about 3 1/2 hours. we're watching and wondering how high the dow can go. will it be an all-time high again? it opens up this morning. >> futures are higher. we had a high again yesterday for the dow jones industrial average. the s&p which is more likely what your stock portfolio and 401(k) is. that's 1% and change away from a
record high. the jobs report for february comes out. this is what we're expecting. expecting 170,000 jobs created in the month. unemployment rate to dip lower to 7.8%. that's still too high. many people say in fact they look at that number on the right-hand of your screen, stocks are at record highs, you've got u.s. household wealth almost returning to peak levels, erasing the losses of the recession. workers haven't felt that. workers haven't necessarily felt that gain. that 7.8% number still a problem. you're seeing these two things happen, stocks powering ahead because companies are doing well. but you're seeing the jobless rate still remain stubbornly high, 170,000 is what we're expecting for the jobs report in 3 1/2 hours. >> stay tune to are that. happening right now, anyone else have an awful trip into work this morning? >> it was disgusting and sloshy and snowy and wet and icky. how about that? >> exactly. the northeast feeling the
effects from this powerful, persistent storm. at least eight states are under winter weather warnings at this hour, bracing for strong winds, rain, snow, general disgustingness, including coastal flooding. lots of it is on its way to new england, new york, long island, could see 3 to 5 edges today. the boston area, could get up to a foot. the heaviest snow will fall in parts of new hampshire. eastern massachusetts, connecticut and rhode island will also get a bunch of snow. >> good gracious. >> samantha moore is in the severe weather center in atlanta. samantha, this just sounds bad. >> yes, it is. as you look here at the water vapor satellite imagery, john, you can see the moisture still embedded. so the center of circulation is starting to move away from land. we still have moisture that will be wrapping in here. of course, we have that surge, so we have problems with the coastal flood threat and the area of low pressure continues to spin and britain that water into the coastline we still have a coastal flood warning, high
tide happening just about now in the new york city area. the areas affected by sandy will likely be affected again today. this morning should be the worst at around 8:00 on the massachusetts coastline. that's what we'll be watching. be very careful if you're going to be out here in the i-59 interstate trying to make your way up the coast. not a good day for travel as you were talking about. the winds out of the north around 20 to 25 miles per hour. so yes, batten down the hatches. it will be a while before this ends. we're thinking tonight. by this evening we should start to see things slack up a bit. >> samantha moore, our thanks to you. >> you're headed to boston or you think you're headed to boston. >> i'd like to be. that's the plan. >> good luck with that. new details on the deadly lion attack. according to the local coroner, 24-year-old dianna hanson died quickly. there was no blood.
the lion escaped from his cage and attacked her in a larger enclosure. she had been working at the cat haven sanctuary since jauron. her love for big cats always had him on edge. >> that always got me, her in the cage. that always scared me. i always had a bad premonition that someday those animals could turn on her. she was absolutely fearless, she was no more afraid of the lions and tigers than she was of the house cat. >> his daughter died doing what she loved and that's helping him cope with this major loss. the funeral for the late venezuelan leader hugo chavez happens in a few hours in caracas. m mahmoud ahmadinejad will be there along with castro. chavez died at the eighth of 58 on tuesday following a battle with cancer.
venezuelan vice president nicholas madaro will be sworn in as president tonight. the body of chavez will lie in state for seven days before it is enbalmed and placed in a gas case forever. >> north korea facing tough new u.n. sanctions this morning in a unanimous vote. the security council passed a measure that will make it difficult for north korea to funnel cash into its nuclear weapons program. china could have used its veto power to block that plan but voted in favor of the sanctions. the vote came hours after pyongyang threatened a preemptive strike against its enemies, including the united states. senator rand paul said he got what he wanted after the marathon filibuster on wednesday. it delayed a vote on brennan.
although he was confirmed eventually. here's what paul had to say about this to cnn's erin burnett. >> i think the response was important. you don't always get a response from the white house when you make an argument but we've been asking for six weeks for this response. the fact that we got it, i feel like it's a victory for us. a new op-ed from former president bill clinton calling for supreme court to overturn the defense of marriage act. he originally signed that into law. the in "the washington post" he writes this, quote, the justices must decide whether it is skin the with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality and justice, above all and is, therefore, constitutional. as a president who signed the act into law, i have come to believe that doma is contrary to those principles and in fact incompatible with our constitution. this as a recent cbs news poll
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alexander. randi kaye takes us inside the courtroom for a second day of tough questions. >> reporter: if she hadn't been cut in a web of lies would jodi arias ever come clean about killing travis alexander? jurors wanted to know. >> would you decide to tell the truth if you never got arrested? >> i honestly don't know the answer to that question. >> reporter: why, they ask, did it take her so long to tell the truth? it wasn't until two years after the killing that she claimed self-defense. first she said she wasn't there. then changed her story to two masked intruders. all her lying seems to have hit a nerve with the jury. >> after all the lies you have told, why should we believe you now? >> lying isn't typically something i just do. but the lies that i've told in this case are -- can be tied
directly back to either protecting travis' reputation -- >> reporter: what about arias's experience with guns? >> never fired a gun but i was relatively familiar with them. >> reporter: and even if she wasn't sure she shot alexander as she says, why not call 911 for help? in case. >> when i sort of came out of the fog i realized oh, crap, something bad had happened. and i was scared to call any authority at that point. >> reporter: right after she killed alexander arias drove to utah to visit another guy. jury wanted to know how she could kiss another man just hours after shooting and stabbing her exboyfriend to death. she explained, she had no choice. she had to show up to avoid suspicion. and like every other day in court, the testimony eventually turned to the couple's sex life. the jury has listened to recordings of their phone sex, read their dirty text messages, even looked at naked pictures they took the day of the
killing. but they wanted to know more. if he had abused arias in the past, as she claims, why did she go along with alexander's sexual fantasies? >> if you were scared of what travis was capable of doing, why would you ever let him tie you up? >> when that occurred, he was in a very good mood and, again, they were -- they were loose enough to wiggle out of. so i wasn't stuck there. >> reporter: on the day she killed him -- >> was travis tied up at any point on june 4, 2008? >> no. >> reporter: there were also more questions about arias' memory lapses. >> you remember dropping the knife and screaming but you don't remember taking the gun or rope with you. >> it goes blank after that. i don't remember putting the gun in the car. i don't remember putting the rope in the car. >> how can you say that you don't have memory issues when you can't remember how you stabbed him so many times and slashed his throat?
>> well, i think that i have a good memory and june 4th is an anomaly for me. i don't think i have memory issues that are any different from another average person. >> reporter: one thing arias may never forget are these pictures of travis alexander dead. >> would you agree that you came away from the june 4 incident rather unscathed while travis suffered a gunshot and multiple stab wounds? you've only had a bump on your head, a because on your head, cuts or scrapes on your ankles and a possible shoulder injury. >> as far as making comparison of physical injuries, him versus mine, yes, i would have to say that's a relatively accurate assessment. >> reporter: randi kaye, cnn, phoenix, arizona. >> some tough, tough questions from jurors. >> it's been fascinating to watch. >> 19 minutes after the hour right now. i want to bring you up to speed on the top news today.
here's christine romans with the headlines. >> suleiman abu ghaith scheduled to be arraigned at 10:00 a.m. eastern on charges he conspired to kill americans. the former al qaeda spokesman was captured in jordan last week, faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. how long will the dow's streak last? stocks hit another record closing at a new high. if you're keeping track, 14,329. that's when traded ended yesterday. the s&p 500 inching close to its all-time high. right now, the powerful winter storm bringing strong winds, pounding surf, beach erosion now to new england. it's expected to drop 3 to 5 inches of snow on new york city. 8 to 12 on boston, significant snowfall also expected in new hampshire, connecticut and rhode island. justin bieber recovering after fainting midshow during his concert at london's arena last night. the 19-year-old had to take a 20-minute break and weighs
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a major break in the war on terr terror. osama bin laden's son-in-law captured and heading to court in new york city. that's controversial. caught on tape, a cop winds up and punches a woman in the face. oh, my goodness. this is right outside of a nightclub. look at that. >> wow. >> did he go too far to break up a scuffle there. >> wall street on a roll. main street, how are you doing? the key monthly jobs report just hours away. so she's barely old enough to read but she already knows what diet means. a mom horrified when she finds her 7-year-old daughter's weight loss plan. incredible, folks. welcome back to "early start." i'm john berman. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. it is friday, march 8th. we're happy you're with us.
osama bin laden's son-in-law in u.s. custody and just hours from being arraigned in federal court here in new york city. suleiman abu ghaith charged with conspireing to kill americans. he faces life in prison and it's been quite a journey for the former al qaeda spokesman. in the past month, abu garage went from house arrest in iran in ankara, turkey. turkey decided to send him back to his native kuwait through jordan. that's where the cia nabbed him. more from cnn's joe johns. >> reporter: suleiman abu ghaith is charged in an indictment unsealed on thursday with conspiracy to kill americans from at least may 2001 to 2002. including the september 11th attacks. he was a face of al qaeda terror, a known propagandaist for the organization and son-in-law of osama bin laden. he appeared in scary video recordings in 2001 and 2002. >> translator: woman of the
[ muted ], this is all for jihad. >> reporter: more is known about what he has said than what he has done. >> this is a guy who was a high school teacher in kuwait and shortly before 9/11 popped up in afghanistan and started speaking in videotapes, made a number of threatening statements against the united states in the post-9/11 time period and then has disappeared from site. >> reporter: the fact that the suspect has been brought to new york sends a message that the department of justice has not abandoned its sometimes controversial attemptso try certain international terror suspects, especially those associated with the 9/11 attacks. in civilian court as opposed to military tribunals. >> although they defer to the reality of bringing these individuals to trial in the military commissions, they have not given up. the cause of the federal courts. >> reporter: the question has always been whether military
tribunals are better suited for people deemed to be enemies of the united states as opposed to treating them to all the rights afforded to civilian defendants in american courts. a point that was quickly raised by republicans in the senate. >> gitmo, there's no substitute for it that congress will agree upon, that it is the right place to put an enemy combatant for interrogation and when at all possible trial. >> reporter: the justice department said it examined the nature of abu ghaith's conduct and determined the best place to bring charges against him was in civilian court. it's unclear whether he's provided any useful information to u.s. authorities. joe johns, cnn, washington. 34 minutes after the hour right now. a lot of people wondering this, will we see yet another record high for the dow today? it closed at a new high yesterday, of 14,329 when trading ended. the s&p 500 is closing on its own all-time high, just about
1.3% away. we're also awaiting a big report from the labor department in three hours. it issues the first jobs report since the deep across-the-board federal spending cuts began. a cnn money survey predicts about 170,000 job gain. they are expecting the unemployment rate to dip slightly to 7.8%. we will bring you those numbers live at 8:30 a.m. eastern time. >> he will not engage in what he calls chess beating over iran's nuclear program but does plan to issue a clear and direct challenge to tehran during his upcoming middle east trip. he made these comments at a white house meeting with jewish american leaders. this was thursday night. the president said he will still work toward a diplomatic resolution with iran but repeated that no options are off the table, including military ones. police in elizabeth, new jersey, launching an investigation into this youtube video that appears to show one police officer punching a woman in the face. this happened outside a nightclub.
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so the question is, what happened and what didn't? friday march 8th, 2013. a quick review of events that did not happen this week. no mayan apocalypse, no jimmy hoffa discoveries, into sign of spring and no massive government implosion. remember this. >> the sequester will weaken america's economic recovery. >> the first week of forced spending cuts, our first bite at serious belt tightening and sort of nothing really epic, yet. yes, homeland security says there are longer customs lines at airports, yellow stone national park announced it will delay opening some of its entrances and members of congress, no more travel on military aircraft. but not really any of this. >> these sudden, harsh,
arbitrary cuts -- >> this doesn't seem to be a wave of this. >> kids will get hurt. >> is this a case of shall we say chicken little? >> the sky is falling! >> it didn't fall unless you count the snowstorm that threatened washington this week and probably shut down government for a day. just because the sky did not fall it doesn't mean it didn't grow a little darker. and these crickets could soon turn to groans, with no congressional white house cooperation cuts are coming, big ones and soon. notices are out to thousands and thousands of defense industry employees telling them they'll have an unpaid day off every week starting in april. the federal aviation administration says it will have to start closing air towers at some small and medium-sized airports starting in april and the white house says, no more public tours as of tomorrow. of course, in a display of mutual assured maturity, some members of congress have threatened the president no more
tours, no more golf. >> they'll be able to get their tour of the white house and all it will cost is one or two golf trips less. >> one cut that has already taken effect, the president's poll numbers. he's down 4 points since february. maybe one reason he has tempered his dire prophecies some. >> we will get through this. this is not going to be a apocalypse i think as some people have said. >> reporter: one reason perhaps he suddenly has a voracious bipartisan appetite, inviting key republicans to lunch and dinner the last couple of days. so maybe the skies will brighten and these will turn to shouts of joy. >> the good news is they are talking. just because no one has felt any changes yet, really, they could be coming as soon as april. a lot of the furlough notices have gone out. people will have to start missing days of work. people who don't want to miss those days, starting fairly
soon. >> i was talking to somebody who was supposed to appear on a panel. if her office she's plan for the furloughs. she can't do travel right now. things are changing, we just haven't seen it yet. >> not a sudden thing. >> hopefully they'll solve it before april. right? we'll keep our fengers crossed. here's christine romans with our top stories. >> in just over four hours, osama bin laden's son-in-law is scheduled to appear in federal court in new york. suleiman abu ghaith facing aarraignment on charges he conspired to kill americans. the former al qaeda spokesman and the wife of osama bin laden's daughter fatima was captured in jordan last week and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. police in wheat ridge, colorado asking for help searching to are a missing woman. she was last heard from on february 21st. her home was searched is and there's no evidence of a crime scene.
meyers and her two vehicles are both missing. several florida beaches open after thousands of sharks prompted lifeguards to close them. the schools of sharks are migrating up the coast as the water starts to warm for the summer. something that happens every year but, boy, those pictures give you pause. the makers of bumblebee and chicken of the sea are recalling, voluntarily. a loose seal on the cans could cause spoil or contamination. two words, above all to remember this weekend. spring forward. >> oh, no! >> yep. daylight savings time arrives at 2:00 a.m. sunday morning meaning we lose one hour's sleep. >> that is the bad news. especially on this shift, that's terrible news. >> what's the good news? >> you'll get an extra hour of daylight. >> yes. >> in the afternoon and evening which is really nice. >> forget you. >> it's a sign that winter is
almost over. >> look at it outside. winter's over. >> glass half full both of you this morning. >> we know how your glass is doing this morning. >> yes. >> 45 minutes after the hour. mixing guns and god and causing an uproar this morning. texas attorney general greg abbott posted an ad on his facebook page that shows a gun and bible and reads, two things every american should know how to use, neither of which are taught in schools. so reaction from abbott's facebook followers, can i get an amen to, quote, have you ever read the constitution? you may recall abbott caused a stir with another online ad inviting new yorkers to move to texas where they can keep their guns. >> lots of controversy. new twist on a classic. we'll take an inside look at the new movie out today, "oz the great and powerful." will the big gamble pay off? >> we first told you this story a few months ago, a bob born with her heart outside her body.
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welcome back to "early start," everyone and zoraida, we are not in kansas anymore. "oz," disney's prequel hits theaters today. a new twist. >> big new twist. the reviews have been luke warm. it has high expectations. cnn's th takes a closer look. >> there's no place like home. >> reporter: classic lines, classic footwear. "the wizard of oz" is beloved. now, 74 years after dorothy left oz, disney's revisiting the yellow brick road with "oz the great and powerful" billing it
as a prequel. >> it sets up a lot of things that happen in the story we're familiar with. >> reporter: this new oz is not a musical. what it lacks in show tunes it makes up for in modern 3-d and effects. it spent an estimated $200 million just to produce the movie. >> what's at stake for the studio? >> for them, this is a big deal. not only is it iconic property they're being entrusted with, they've got a lot of money on the line. >> reporter: major money and creative hurdles. while the oz books by l. frank baum are in the domain, the ruby slippers are off limits to disney. >> the disney lawyers had to be on set to say, you are going too close to what the ownership of
warner brothers is. we have to be careful of that. >> reporter: will this alienate fans of the hollywood classic? not according to james franco who plays oz. >> we pay respect to a lot of the aspects that people expect and love about the world of oz. that's, you know, mainly taken from the books. >> there's a fresh take on some of the characters. you're getting enough of the old and enough of the new. >> reporter: so while you won't see a tin man or scare crow in this oz, the yellow brick road is still in place, along with the witches. and disney is hoping the land of oz can once again turn movie magic into box office gold. bill gates says the education system in the united states is failing our kids. the microsoft founder talking by southwest. he says tablet commuters, smartphones, ereaders and
digital textbooks are the key to turning around the country and bridging the gap between teachers and technology. >> even at the college level our dropout rates are the highest in the world. with this wave of software being created that personalizes to the student, it goes at their speed, it understands which concepts they don't understand, helps them maybe go back and look at a lecture about the material, there's a real promise here that the kids can be engaged in a way that hasn't been possible before. >> gates says he thinks that right now america's education system is at a technological tipping point. it's a joyful day in houston as a baby who was born with her heart outside her body was released from the hospital. audrina cardenas is 4 months old. she was born in october with one-third of her heart beating outside of her chest. the next day, surgeons at texas churn's hospital spent six hours rebuilding audrina's chest, placing her heart inside where
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>> berman predicts it will get an academy award. the boys are back in vegas for the final movie in the franchise. this time there's no wedding, no bachelor party but no worries, all the booze-soaked decisionmaking remains intact. "hang over3" hits theaters memorial day weekend. >> it's art, an art house film, frankly. this may be the biggest news of the day, han, leia and luke, harrison ford, carrie fisher and mark hamill are all in talks to be part of the new "star wars" films. >> how do you deal about that? >> mixed feelings. they're not getting any younger. neither am i. these films were announced after disney purchased the george lucas film company and lucas basically let the secret slip these three stars are in talks to return, confirming the story to bloomberg business week. he did try to backtrack. it's out there now. carrie fisher said she was in
talks earlier this week. >> that's how i read it. >> "star wars" fans fans of the episodes 4, 5 and 6 were horrified by what happened when lucas released the first three films. we want these next three to be good. i'm speaking on behalf of all of us out there. i think you would all agree with me. tweet us if you agree with me. only if you agree with me. >> only. >> check out other top cnn top trends head to cnn .com/trends. >> you're such a nerd. "early start" continues right now. a major development, osama bin laden's son-in-law caught, now in u.s. custody and you won't believe where he was hiding. new details in the lion attack that killed a 24-year-old lover of big cats. turns out there was no blood at the scene. so what did happen? her father reacts this morning. the dow's history-making winning streak continues as the focus flips to jobs and today's key report just hours from now,
what you can expect. that's coming up. and here we go again. >> this is scary. >> another as steroid set to zip past earth. is is this making you nervous? >> yes. a big, resounding yes. >> welcome to "early start". >> 6:00 a.m. in the east. this is a major development in the war on terror. the son-in-law of osama bin laden captured and in u.s. custody. in hours, he is scheduled to appear in a federal new york city courtroom on charged he conspired to kill americans. this is sending shock waves from the capitol to the middle east. >> reporter: all these years abu ghaith stayed beyond the reach of u.s. authorities. that's ended. there are questions just like
the snow swirling around. how the u.s. got their hands on him and some are challenging, how and where he should be prosecuted. this photo puts abu ghaith squarely in al qaeda's inner circle. he's to the left of his father-in-law, osama bin laden, along with top lieutenants muhammed atef and al zawahiri. he appears in videos and makes ominous statements. quote, we have the right to kill four million americans with chemical and biological weapons. abu ghaith is believed to have been at osama bin laden's final stand in 2001 before escaping into pakistan. he lived in iran since 2002, mostly under house arrest and is said to have arrived in the turkish capital of ankara last
month traveling on a forged saudi passport. he checked into a hotel and was detained. iran refused him. after several weeks in limbo turkey decided to deport abu ghaith to kuwait, the country of his birth but kuwait didn't want him back either. he was eventually transferred to u.s. custody and flown to new york to face trial. some republicans argue that makes h him an enemy combatant who should be tried by a military commission at guantanamo. >> we are putting the administration on notice. we think sneaking this guy into the country clearly going around the intent of congress when it comes to enemy combatants will be challenged. >> reporter: the obama administration says it is trying to close gitmo, not add to the prisoners and that trying abu ghaith in new york won't jeopardize national security. >> it's the sort of case it would be easy to try in new
york. new york federal court has 100% conviction rate for al qaeda crimes. >> reporter: his indictment unsealed abu ghaith is accused of one count of conspiring to kill americans and recruiting others to do the same. in court documents, prosecutors quote him saying this after 911. the storms will not stop, especially the airplane storms, warning americans not to board any aircraft and not to live in high rises. abu ghaith has been called the mouthpiece of bin laden. one with fbi official compares him to a consiglieri from the mob. >> thank you. >> three minutes after the hour. the other big story this morning, it's possible the dow may end the week with yet another record high. stock futures now are pointing higher as we head to the opening bell. the anticipation is building for
the federal jobs report due out in two and a half hours. christine romans is here to tell us about it. >> when you look at the major stock market averages they have had a good year. in fact, just over the past six, eight weeks it's been -- you would be happy if this was a year return for you. take a look at the dow jones industrial average. it is up huge. this is year to date. you can see here -- i can't read down there. it's had a nice run. >> i can't help you either. >> go to cnn money and take a look to see what it is. the dow is 30 big blue chip stocks. the s&p 500 is more represent of your 401(k). the jobs report today will likely decide whether you see a high again in stocks for today. this is what we expect from the jobs report in two and a half hours. in february, 170,000 jobs created and an unemployment rate ticking down. a lot of discussion about record highs in stocks and still such a
high unemployment rate. part of the reason is companies are giving back money in dividends, sar buybacks. the stock market is doing well. the job market is slower. there is a disconnect between them. i will have more later in the hour. as we get closer to the 8:30 number i will look for signs of forced spending cuts i jobs, especially government jobs. we'll see if it factored in. there was also a snowstorm last month. i promise in two and a half hours it could be an interesting number for us to gest. >> stay with us all morning for breaking economic news. christine will cover all of it. >> happening now the storm that just will not go away. the northeast feeling the powerful storm lingering on the east coast for two days. now it's ruining commutes all over new england. eight states are under warnings bracing for strong winds, rain and we are worried about the
coastal flooding and lots of snow on the way. new york and long island could see three to five inches today while in boston you could get up to a foot of snow. the heaviest snow will fall in new hampshire, eastern massachusetts, connecticut and much of rhode island will also see heavy snowfall. >> it's just gross out there. >> it is. sorry. >> that's a meteorology term this morning. new details about the young female intern killed by a lion at a california animal sanctuary. according to the coroner diana hanson died quickly from a broken neck. there was no blood drawn when the 350-pound african lion escaped from the cage and attacked her in a larger enclosure. she was working at the cat haven sanctuary for two months. his father said she was never happy but said her love for big cats made him nervous. >> that always a got me, her in the cage. it always scared me. i had a bad premonition some day
those animals could turn on her. she was fearless. no more afraid of the lions and tigers than she was of a house cat. >> paul hanson said his daughter died doing what she loved most and that's helping him deal with the terrible loss. >> he has such strength. the funeral for hugo chavez appears -- is in a few hours. 54 international delegations and 22 heads of state will attend. among those, mahmoud ahmadinejad and raul castro. already 2 million venezuelans traveled to see his body. he died at 58 on tuesday, following a long battle with cancer. the vice president will be sworn in as interim president. that's happening tonight. he announced chavez's body will lie in state for seven days before it is embalmed and placed in a glass case forever.
the special tomb is under construction and will be dedicated to what they call the populist revolution of hugo chavez. north korea facing tough new united nations sanctions designed to make it difficult to put cash into the nuclear program. it was passed unanimously yesterday. china could have used its power to block the plan, but voted in favor of the sanctions. this hours after pyongyang threatened a nuclear strike against enemies including the united states. >> rand paul is declaring victory after a his 13-hour filibuster which delayed a vote on john brennan's confirmation as cia a director. he was confirmed. attorney general eric holder confirmed president obama doesn't have the authority to use a drone to kill an american not engaged in combat on u.s. soil. here's what paul had to say about it to erin burnett. >> i think the response was
important. you don't always get a response from the white house when you make an argument. we have been asking for six weeks from the response. the fact that we got it, i feel like it's a victory for us. >> former president bill clinton is calling on the supreme court to overturn the defense of marriage act which is a law that he actually signed as president. he writes in the washington post, the justices must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality, and justice above all and is therefore constitutional. as the president who signed the act into law i have come to believe doma is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incombatable with the constitution. some 54% of americans think same-sex marriage should be legal. 39% oppose it. the high court will hear arguments in three weeks. another close encounter of the rocky kind. another asteroid will whiz past
earth this weekend. this just days after a smaller rock made a closer fly-by. it is 350 feet wide and will miss earth by 600,000 miles on saturday. it's roughly the size of this meteor which exploded last month over russia. the fireball detonated before astronomers knew it existed. more than 1500 people were injured, mostly by flying glass. >> a group of five native americans fighting in court claiming the washington redskins should not be allowed to trademark the team name. they claim redskins is an offensive term and they must prove it disparaged a number of native americans starting in 1967. >> it comes from a time when bounties were issued against us and our people were with skinned. that's the history that we want to just bury. at long last. this revives it. this keeps it going and makes it
possible for all sorts of other racial slurs to be used against us. >> an attorney for the nfl team said it would suffer serious financial harm if it no longer had the exclusive marketing rights to the name redskins. no word on when the trial board will make a ruling. >> a requirement to bear arguments. a town that says every household needs to own a gun. we have a live report coming up. [ female announcer ] when a woman wears a pad
start," everyone. while the obama administration works to tighten the gun control laws a small georgia community is taking a completely opposite approach. council members in nelson, georgia -- population 1300 -- are passing a measure to require the head of every household in the city to own a gun. and the ammunition to go with it. shannon travis joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> good morning, john. nelson, georgia, is 50 miles outside of atlanta. this potential law, an ordinance proposal now called the family protection act. we went and looked it up. the purpose of it, officials say, is to better protect those 1,300 people in the city. there are a few exemptions if the law is passed. if you are a gun felon, probably a good idea to be exempt from being required to own a gun. if you are a pauper -- a word in the proposal -- meaning you are
poor. mental and physical disability or anybody opposed to owning a gun. if there are exemptions to the law and if it is passed it won't actually be enforced then why do it at all, john? well, the people say it is to send a message to washington about the effort, the push to tighten the nation's gun control laws. take a listen. >> our government at the moment want to take as much away from us as they can. >> we want to take this countywide and statewide to other counties and states. >> with all of the attention on nelson you can i pammen residents are reacting for and against the idea. take a listen. >> most everybody that lives here that are original residents here have always had firearms. >> what's the point?
by their own admission this is a sham ordinance. it's just for play. >> hey, john, kinesaw, georgia is nearby and has a similar ordinance and they say it's helped keep crime down. >> nelson is getting the attention they seem to want. thanks to you, shannon travis. >> let's get you up to date. here's christine. >> good morning. a major development in the war on terror this morning. osama bin laden's son-in-law in u.s. custody. he's just hours from appearing in federal court in new york. sulaiman abu ghaith will be tried on charges he conspired to kill americans. he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. 44-year-old joule i don't c acevedo surrendered to police in pennsylvania this week. he was brought back to new york.
he's accused of fleeing the scene of a crime -- a crash that left a pregnant woman and her husband dead. their baby boy was delivered after the crash. sadly, he died some 30 hours later. we'll see today if the dow can keep up the hot streak. stocks closed at a new high of 14,329. the s&p inching closer to its own all-time high, 2% away. the winter storm that won't go away bringing pounding surf and beach erosion to the northeast. expected to drop three to five inches of snow on new york city. up to a foot on boston. these eight states on the screen have severe weather warnings in effect right now. i think you can only read that if you live in those states. you know where you are. >> squint. >> furniture giant ikea pulling hot dogs from stores in russia after tests revealed -- uh-huh -- they contained
horsemeat. >> first the meatballs and now the hot dogs. >> ikea is testing meat in all markets. they suspended sales of the famous swedish meatballs after there were traces of horse dna in the product. former vice president al gore facing a lawsuit over the sale of current tv to aljazeera. john terenzio said he came up with the plan to distribute an american version. he said gore first opposed the idea and had a change of heart and went ahead with the $500 million sale. terenzio wants to be compensated for his role. starbucks isn't worried about the ban on large drinks in new york city. they said they won't immediately comply for two reasons. they are legally trying to overturn the regulation and claims most of the products aren't even subject to the ban. new york city mayor michael bloomberg instituted the ban of sugared drinks above 18 ounces
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that's controversial. >> the record wall street rally continues but will we get good news on jobs? the jobs report two hours away now. >> a windy, rainy, snowy, slushy, gross, disgusting mess over the northeast now. the winter storm that won't go away. >> this is incredible. finding a fortune in a pile of junk. art found in a new homeowner's garage worth $30 million. i think he paid $300,000 for the house. >> that's a good return on investment. >> we'll bring you the story. welcome back. >> it's friday, march 8. 30 minutes after the hour now. there is big news on the war on terror. osama bin laden's son-in-law in u.s. custody, due in federal court in a few hours. suleiman abu ghaith charged with conspiring to kill americans and could be sentenced to life in prison. this is some journey for the
former al qaeda spokesman. in the past month he went from house arrest in iran to turkey where he was released. turkey sent him back to his native kuwait through jordan. that's where the cia nabbed him. susan candiotti is live in manhattan at the federal courthouse. this is quite a story. it is and abu ghaith has been cooling his heels in new york. before the court hearing at 10:00 eastern time in the courthouse over my shoulder. this over a lot of questions about the involvement the cia and fbi had from getting him from turkey to jordan on to the u.s. this photo puts abu ghaith in al qaeda's inner circle.
he's to the left of his father-in-law, osama bin laden, along with top lieutenants muhammed atef and al zawahiri. he appears in videos and makes ominous statements. quote, we have the right to kill four million americans with chemical and biological weapons. abu ghaith is believed to have been at osama bin laden's final stand in 2001 before escaping into pakistan. he lived in iran since 2002, mostly under house arrest and is said to have arrived in the turkish capital of ankara last month traveling on a forged saudi passport. he checked into a hotel and was detained. iran refused him. after several weeks in limbo turkey decided to deport abu ghaith to kuwait, the country of his birth but kuwait didn't want him back either. he was eventually transferred to
u.s. custody and flown to new york to face trial. some republicans argue that makes him an enemy combatant who should be tried by a military commission at guantanamo. >> we are putting the administration on notice. we think sneaking this guy into the country, clearly going around the intent of congress when it comes to enemy combatants will be challenged. >> reporter: the obama administration says it is trying to close gitmo, not add to the prisoners and that trying abu ghaith in new york won't jeopardize national security. >> it's the sort of case it would be easy to try in new york. new york federal court has 100% conviction rate for al qaeda crimes. >> reporter: his indictment unsealed abu ghaith is accused of one count of conspiring to kill americans and recruiting
others to do the same. in court documents, prosecutors quote him saying this after 911. the storms will not stop, especially the airplane storms, warning americans not to board any aircraft and not to live in high rises. over the years abu ghaith hasn't been shy about blasting the united states on many, many occasions. it will be interesting, john, to see in court whether he has anything to say at his arraignment. back to you. >> that will be interesting to watch. susan candiotti, our thanks to you. developing this morning two big business stories to keep an eye on. the question on wall street, will we see another record high for the dow? it closed at a new high, 14,329 when trading ended yesterday. the s&p 500 is closing in on its own all-time high, 2% away. we are awaiting a big report from the labor department. in two hours it issues a first jobs report since the deep across the board federal spending cuts began. a cnn money survey predicts
170,000 jobs gain. for the unemployment rate to dip to 7.8%. we'll bring you the numbers live at 8:30 eastern along with instant reaction as well. >> also happening now, take a look at the window. it's just awful this morning over a huge part of the country. the northeast feeling the effects of a powerful and persistent storm that will not go away. much of new england now bracing for strong winds, rain and coastal flooding outside our studios now. this is what it looks like there. it doesn't begin to tell the story. it is grosser than that looks as the combination of rain, snow, maybe ice falling. new york and long island with three to five inches today. boston could get a foot. the heaviest snow in new hampshire along with eastern massachusetts, connecticut, and much of rhode island. samantha is tracking the system for us. this has been here forever. >> it has been around for a couple days. it is a slow mover. that gives more time for snow to
accumulate here. this is the radar showing snow coming in aa cross new york, hartford and boston. especially south and west of boston. that's where the snow has been piling up. winter storm warnings in pink. advisories in purple. despite your color it is windy, cold and snowy. we have ended up with over ten inches. those are south and west of boston proper. at the airport, we have only picked up -- this was earlier this morning. a little over two and a half inches. we expect those amounts to go up over the next few hours. it won't taper off until this evening. most of the heavy snow will be to the west and south of town. that's where we expect to see the snow piling up today. those winds up to 40 blowing snow sideways. here is your water vapor, satellite imagery showing the bands of moisture working in.
more heavy snow working around the system. that means delays in boston, new york city and we also have delays in philly. on the other coast we have a winter storm there as well. possible flooding in the basin. we'll watch for that. >> thanks to you, samantha. >> 37 minutes past the hour. esident obama says he will not engage in what he calls chest-beating over iran's nuclear program but plans to issue a clear, direct challenge to tehran during his upcoming middle east trip. he made the comments at a meeting with jewish-american leaders yesterday. he said he will work toward a resolution with iran but repeated no options, including military ones, are off the table. >> police in colorado are searching for 51-year-old leanne "annie" meyer. friends and family last heard from her on february 23.
police searched her home and found no evidence of a crime scene. she and her two vehicles, a toyota pickup truck and a rav-4 are all missing. >> after two days of answering questions from jurors, there are signs a jury isn't buying jodi arias's story that she murdered her boyfriend in self-defense. that's her third version of events the night travis alexander was shot, stabbed 27 times and had his throat slashed. jurors wanted to know about jodi arias's memory lapse. >> how can you say that you don't have memory issues when you can't remember how you stabbed him so many times and slashed his throat? >> well, i think that i have a good memory. june 4 is an anomaly for me. i don't think i have memory issues that are any different from another, average person. >> testimony in the jodi arias trial will resume on wednesday. >> so it was like "jaws" times a
thousand, but now over apparently. several florida beaches are open after thousands of sharks prompted life guards -- >> would you get in? >> absolutely not. >> the schools of sharks are migrating up the coast as the water with warms for the summer. this happens every year. look at that. >> i know. >> thousands of sharks. okay. the beaches are open. >> what if one or two are left over? i don't know. i would not go in the water. >> good day to build a sandcastle. >> don't forget. this weekend, daylight savings time arrives at 2:00 a.m. sunday morning. make sure to spring ahead and lose an hour of sleep. >> your days will be longer next week. that's good. a look at the top cnn trends online. justin bieber is recovering after a fainting mid-show in london last night. this t 19-year-old had to take a 20-minute break. he was treated with oxygen before finishing the concert and he posted this picture later from the hospital -- a hospital with no shirts.
he tweeted "getting better." thanks for pulling me through. >> that's a hospital gown maybe pulled down. >> it doesn't cover your shoulders, no matter how hard you try. he thanks the fans. they are trying to figure out what happened last night to cause him to faint. >> demi moore wants her ex-ashton kutcher to show her the money according to divorce documents filed in a los angeles court yesterday. 50-year-old moore wants kutcher paying spouse support and attorney fees. the amount could be a lot. 35-year-old kutcher earned $24 million last year from the cbs hit "two and a half men." >> score a big one. art work by an obscure painter found inside a long island garage is worth $30 million. thomas schultz bought the former home in 2006. panajian's family hadn't cleaned
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soledad o'brien has a look ahead at starting point. >> he signed it and says to get rid of it. former president bill clinton trying to undo something he did while in the white house. we'll tell you why he say it is defense of marriage act has to go. and a mother is shocked to learn her 7-year-old daughter create add diet list. >> i would be shocked, too. >> we'll talk to another mother who put her 7-year-old on a diet and talk about the pressure from society on young girls to be thin. and from in living color to black dynamite, tommy davidson joins us live to talk about it coming up. >> in just over three hours osama bin laden's son-in-law is scheduled to be in federal court
in new york city. suleiman abu ghaith faces charges of conspiring to kill americans. he could get life in prison. the former al qaeda spokesman and wife of bin laden's daughter fatima was captured in jordan last week. the funle ral for hugo chavez happens in a few hours in caracas and an estimated 2 million venezuelans have traveled to see his body. he died on tuesday following a long battle with cancer. nicolas maduro will be sworn in as interim president later tonight. >> the fate of a new york cop accused in a plot to cannibalize women is in the hands of a jury. juries have to decide if e-mail communications were with real or part of role play fantasies. a really interesting legal case. he allegedly planned to kidnap, torture, rape, cook and eat women. none of his alleged targets were
victimized. he faces life in prison if convicted of conspiracy. >> kelly osbourne bois recoveri after suffering a seizure. she fainted on the set of her show "fashion police" and was rushed to the hospital. she was awake and alert after the seizure which lasted a reported 30 seconds. >> new research that the earth continues to get hotter. scientists behind the study say climate change is to blame for the earth going from its coldest decade in the history of human civilization to the hottest, all within the same century. the study looked at 11,000 years of temperatures, a similar heat spike has never happened, they say, in that time. >> l.a., 2024, los angeles mayor antonio villaraigosa motivated the u.s. olympic committee his city is interested in bidding on the 2024 summer games. l.a. has twice hosted the olympics -- in 1932 and 1984. the u.s. didn't apply for the
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so tiger woods is part of the leading group at doral while rory mcilroy continues to struggle. >> joe has more in the bleacher report. good morning. >> good morning. the golf games are headed in two different directions. we had a dream pairing yesterday. the top three players in the world grouped together. rory mcilroy, tiger woods, luke donald, one, two, three.
tiger woods is only one who played up to his ranking with four birdies, four with putts longer than 15 feet. played one of his best rounds of the year shooting 66. she starts in a five-way tie for first. rory mcilroy quit mid-round at the honda and continues to struggle. he missed fairways and putts. tied for 50th. the greatest closer in baseball is calling it a career after the this season. rivera has been called upon since 1995 a to get the final three outs in a game. he has 608 saves, most all time. his saves helped the yankees win five world series titles. when you think greatest relief pitcher in baseball you think mariano rivera. danny hamlin says he's not paying the fine from nascar for criticizing the new generation six car. he said he believes his comment
has been blown out of proportion. >> this is the most upset and angry i have been in a really long time. i don't believe in this. i'm never going to believe in it. as far as i'm concerned i'm not paying the fine. if they suspend me, that's fine. i don't care at this point. kobe bryant was on jimmy kimmel a few days after rodman's visit to north korea kimmel asked kobe if he would take the trip. >> would you go over there and focus on stopping this potential nuclear war a? that seems more important than the game. >> yeah. i'd probably pass. >> for once you're passing. >> betty white met her biggest fan -- really. she did meet her biggest fan. 6'10" nba player ekpe udoh who put together an epic twitter campaign to meet everybody's favorite golden girl. he says he's watched her on
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