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"twilight," the new movie makes its debut. jake abel and max irons, two stars will talk about the moving. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. good morning. thank you for being with me. we begin in washington state. a dozen homeowners on whidbey island watch helpfully as their homes inch closer to dis'ser and their homes tumble into puget sound. >> sounded like an earthquake. i heard something really loud. looked out the master bedroom and noticed 20 tall trees were gone. got out there with a flashlight and kept hearing rumbling and watch more and more of it fall in. >> unbelievable this landslide. let's go to the waterfront town
of coupeville on whidbey island. dan simon joins us from there. is it likely to get worse? >> reporter: there will be geologists out here. at this point, they think two homes in imminent danger. a lot of people allowed to return to their homes. a voluntary evacuation. they would like people to stay away. some people are coming back. carol, let me explain to you where i am. as you can imagine, a lot of neighborhood sealed off. you see a lot of yellow tape behind me. i'm about 100 yards where there where part of the landslide occurred it stretches a full 1,000 feet across. so it's pretty unbelievable. obviously, you are seeing picture there. listen to some more homeowners as they describe the situation. >> if you look up to the top, you can see, it's constantly
sliding. hasn't hit the point of equilibry yum. it will continue to slide until it stabilizes. >> got up at 4:00 with flashlights, it was down there. and we could hear someone coming down. i could see the trees down across the road and the road is gone, and took a walk down along the beach. and i could see where the mobile home and garage had moved 20 feet, moved over 40 feet. >> so you do get landslides here. a relatively common occurrence. this is the biggest one anyone can remember. i have covered landslides a long time here on the west coast. and never seen one this large, carol. in terms of what caused it. not quite sure. they didn't get a lot of rainfall in the days leading up to the event. but over the winter when the ground gets saturated, perhaps, you know, it retained moisture and that's ultimately what caused this to take place.
but, of course, the engineers are going to be examining that and hopefully come up with a cause in the next couple of days. >> and a way to stop it maybe, dan simon, reporting live this morning. american stealth bombers have finished practicing an attack on the korean peninsula as the north ramps up threats. b-2 bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons flew 6,500 miles from whiteman air force base outside kansas city, missouri, to south korea. they dropped inactive bombs over south korea and flew back home. the united states is steadfast in its defense to the republic of korea and to ensure safety and stability in the region. north record kia threatened a preemptive nuclear strike against the united states and south korea the rogue nation cut off another communication hotline. the country's angry over the joint military exercise which
will last until the end of april. this morning in south africa, former president nelson mandela said to be conscious after taken to a hospital with a lung ink fekz. it is the second time this month the 94-year-old has been hospitalized and it's no secret, he's becoming increasingly frail. south africa's president is asking the world to pray for the human rights icon. two photos of black teenage boys are creating quite the controversy. not because of the obscene gesture, because of robert zimmerman jr. tweeted out the photos. his brother, george zimmerman, is accused of murdering trayvon martin last year. martin on the right. and on the left is demarquis. elkins, one of the teenager as excused of killing a baby in
georgia. zimmerman apologized and explained his action to piers morgan. >> i read the tweets carefully and no doubt, they were incendiary, and i want to draw in particular attention to two of them. one, you said here, ant tono santiago's alleged killer and trayvon martin #uncanny. second one says liberal media should ask if what these two black teens did to a woman and a baby is the reason people think blacks might be risky. >> right. >> the first one i thought was very controversial. the second one, i found blatantly honest with you, i thought was boarding on outright racism. it seems to me what you are saying is this is why young blacks are risky. in other words, that is why my brother, george, did what he did to trayvon martin. >> certainly that's one way to read it. and that seems to be the way a
lot of people are interpreting it. and i don't think twitter is the place to make points about what you recall a year ago, because the recollections that i have or we have as a family specifically are very different than what can be portrayed in 140 characters. i realize those are controversial and offensive and i did public al apologize. i don't think it was the right thing to do that way. the point about the pictures was the larger point on the media and honesty in portraying the person who encounters my brother february 26th. >> george zimmerman's attorney told that they were inappropriate. other top stories, the colorado woman is arrested and accused of buying the gun used to kill colorado's prison chief, tom clements, and authorities say stevie marie vigil gave the gun to evan ebel. ebel was not allowed to buy or possess a gun as he was a
convicted felon. is he linked in the shooting death of clements and a pizza blvr driver. a daring diver is apologizing. he secretly scaled the pyramids although night. the images have lit up the internet with everything from awe to anger. just out, the commerce department reports that gdp grew .4% in the fourth quarter of 2012, and today is the end of the best quarter for stocks since 1998. should you sell now or sit tight? alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. hi, allison. >> hi, carol, news of gdp, 4% growth is good news. i wouldn't pop the champagne bottles just yet this was revised higher from .1%. helped by an increase in consumer spending. the reality is with the number,
the last quarter of last year, october through december, you saw the economy stalling out this is anemic growth. not even half a percent and way down from the third skwaurter which is 3.1%. what was worrying the economy? remember the fiscal cliff. the biggest drag we saw in the last three months of last year is government spending, federal and local. sheer the good news. economists are raising their forecasts for the first three months of this year. the first quarter, saying they expect gdp to show the economy accelerated and it picked up steam in the first quarter and thinking it through the 2% to 3% range, important despite the government tightening its belt. people are spending more money, the housing market is improving and the thinking is that helped the economy. i tell you what, this is the last trading day of the first quarter and what a stunner of a year it's been so far. dow up 11% so far this year. and the s & p 500, climbed up almost 10%, within striking distance of the all-time high.
set in october of 2007. and seeing the gdp so high, good news for your portfolio, and your mutual fund likely cracked that index. looked at your portfolio lately, carol? >> no. >> go ahead, take a look. >> i will. i will especially now. alison kosik, thank you so much. the biggest cyber attack in history. and if you were on the web in the last couple of days, you probably noticed it. web pages struggling to come up. has this tarret gargeted a comp tracks and blocks spam. they flooded them with requests, and the result? slower internet service for everyone across the globe. noah shactman of "wired" magazine. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> like how you described it in the preinterview as far as how big this was.
>> completely huge. look, about 10, 20, approximate 0 times larger than a particular attack like this and that's a problem not just for this one company that got attacked, but a problem for everybody. they basically use the internet's equivalence of phone book, that translates numbers into names, cnn.com, wired.com and they used that system to direct lots and lots and lots of traffic toward this one site, and it is so much it's affecting everyone. >> why did these hackers do this? this is an ongoing feud between these hackers and this company that blocks spam? >> right. people don't realize this, but the internet is really in a lot of ways run by volunteers. run by volunteer groups, like this one spamhaus which tracks the worst offenders on the internet. they send you the most junk e-mail, most come ones for shady businesses and tells the rest of the internet, look, don't pay
attention to those guys, don't accept traffic fro them. so basically when spamhaus tells the rest of the internet not to pay attention to someone, they don't. so they got attacked for that. >> i can't think of a reason for these junk e-maim senders, nobody likes them in your inbox. but it is a free country here and people have the right to free speech and if someone wants to send me an e-mail, i suppose they have the right. >> they have the right to send it, but it doesn't mean the rest of the internet has the right to accept it. they can send all they want, it doesn't mean you have to take it. >> noah shactman, thank you for making things clear for us this morning. we appreciate it. >> thank you for having me. the streak is over. chicago bulls beat miami, snapping the 27-game winning streak. heat fell six games short of the all-time nba mark. the heat, when they couldn't
break the record? listen to dwayne wade. >> it didn't really matter to us, you get it, ultimately you don't. we won 27 games in a row. pretty awesome. really, maybe we got to get the record. not at all. it's over. glad it's over. >> man, i don't know if he's telling the whole truth there. the heat last lost a game on february 1st. two days before the super bowl. just ahead in the newsroom, ashley judd's major announcement about her future in politics. find out what's ahead for the actress and activist. [ male announcer ] the chevrolet cruze eco has active aero grille shutters to improve aerodynamics. so it can offer an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon, the best highway fuel economy of any gas engine in america. that's american ingenuity. to find new roads. then you'll love lactose-free lactaid® it's 100% real milk that's easy to digest so you can fully enjoy the dairy you love.
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prosecutors have not accepted his offer. holmes accused of killing 12 and wounding 58. a and a terrifying video of a security guard falling into a sinkhole. the sic hole is 52 feet deep and 16 feet wide and heavy rainfall may have led to its formation. after weeks of speculation, attack ads by at least one potential opponent. ashley judd says she will not run for a senate seat in kentucky. the actress said in her twitter account, i have decided after serious contemplation, i realize my responsibilities and energy at this time need to be focused on my family. regretfully, i am currently unable to consider a campaign for senate. and the newest airline will also be the world's largest.
u.s. airways and american airlines' mortgaerger has been approved. but did not approve the $20 million s million severence. two teenagers accused in the shooting of a 13-month-old baby have been indicted. some family members are also in trouble. joining me from brunswick is victor blackwell. good morning, victor. >> good morning, carol. a bit of breaking news this morning. we have learned that the sister of one of the suspects, the boy actually charged with shooting this baby, she has been arrested in connection with this crime now. five people as part of this 16-count indictment. 17-year-old demarquis elkins and
dominic blaine indicted in the shooting of 13-month-old antonio santiago. el kins faces a charge of malice murder for allegedly firing the shot at the baby's face. >> i see an outfit my baby was wearing before he was killed, and i can't seem to let it go. >> something else little antonio's mother can't let go? a question. why? >> we believe that the location and the victim were both random. >> reporter: the police chief is investigating this as a botched robbery. elkins' attorney does not buy it. >> it seems odd, two individuals, whoever they are, so desperate to rob someone, wouldn't have appeared to have money, and go into the trouble of shooting two peopwould then the object of their attention at
the crime scene. >> reporter: not left at the crime scene? the murder weapon. elkins sister and his mother ditched the gun in this marsh. tests will determine if a gun pulled from the marsh was the gun used to kill little antonio. >> i had to watch my baby die, and i want him to die. a life for a life. >> reporter: that's west's wish shared with piers morgan. under georgia law, not possible. elkins and lane under 18. if convicted, these boys could spend the rest of their life in prison. i understand we now have the photograph of sabrina elkins to put up on the screen this iss elkins sister, charged of working with the mother to get rid of the murder weapon. one other thing, demarquise was charged with attempted armed
robbery, using the same gun to try to rob a man a few days before the shooting in brunswick, carol. >> victor blackwell, reporting live this morning. still to come, the highest performing employees at your office also the happiest? well, a new study might surprise you. [ male announcer ] it's red lobster's lobsterfest our largest selection of lobster entrees, like lobster lover's dream or new grilled lobster and lobster tacos. come in now and sea food differently. now, buy one lobsterfest entree and get one 1/2 off with a coupon at redlobster.com. [ female announcer ] neutrogena® pore refining cleanser. alpha-hydroxy and exfoliating beads work to clean and tighten pores so they can look half their size. pores...shrink 'em down to size! [ female announcer ] pore refining cleanser. neutrogena.®
you would think the best employees at any company would also be the happiest. a new study finds that is not always the case. a new study shows 42% of firms, low performers report being more engaged, more motivated and more likely to enjoy their work than middle and high performers. i'm joined by christine romans. is the secret to become a slacker at work? >> apparently slackers are also more likely to tell people, hey, my company is really great. you should come work here too. and the high performers, carol, they are more likely to be really unhappy at work. one of the reasons why they are
unhappy, is because since they get stuff done, they get more work. and they have to pick up the slack for those really happy people who are the low performers, it's such an interesting dynamic at way too many companies. one thing this study finds, high performers, if the economy gets better, maybe they will be willing to walk, that's the word for bosses, and bosses spending so much time with the low performers, trying to help them and move them along on their way, quite frankly, they are neglecting their best performers in the office. so interesting. the solution they find, once a month, just once a month, bosses should chat with high performers are say are you burned out? what's burning you out? how can we help you? that will make high performers a little happier. >> let's talk about high performers. what should they do? they are still working at their job. they have the right to be a little happy, even if their boss doesn't pay as much attention to them as they should. >> i say get another job. go someplace else, get another
job. i'm not going to speak from any kind of personal experience, and neither are you, carol. let's just say that isn't it kind of irritating when in the office you see that -- your boss doesn't spend much time talking to you, but you get all of the work, right? this is a report that really tells bosses how to act rather than telling high performers how to act. >> i will have to think about that. christine romans, thank you. >> i'm very happy here. does that mean i'm a slacker? that's what i'm worried about. >> okay. i won't force you to answer that question. thank you, christine romans, because i know you are not a slacker. coming up in "the newsroom," trayvon martin case, doesn't head to trial until june, but tweets from the brother of george zimmerman, sparking a new round of outrage. why george zimmerman's brother, robert, says the outrage should be directed at the liberal press. for those nights
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hour. markets poised to open slightly higher, after a new report shows the economy grew .4% in the last quarter 2012. the irs says more taxpayers getting right. submitting tax returns with fewer math errors. new information from the irs shows half as many returns last year had errors compared to those filed in 2010. the tax agency contributes this to an increase in electronic filing. madagascar has been hit by a plague of locusts. look at that. the worse it's been there since the 1950s. look at that. wow. the insects have infested about half the island. the united nations said billions of lo custs are a major threat to crops and could lead to food shortages. in chicago, a school closing
protest. the president of the teachers union has harsh words. >> when you close schools primarily on the south and west sides, that the children who will be affect ed are black. let's not pretend that that's not racist. >> the schools are being shuttered in an effort to close a $1 billion budget gap. breaking news to tell you about. more about what led to the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary school. new documents just released by the court this hour, are giving us hints at what motivated adam lanza to murder 27 children and teachers. susan candiotti following the story from new york.
what can you tell us? >> reporter: hi, carol. it's rlly unclear what the motive is. but we are learning additional and you might describe as very disturbing and shocking new details about exactly what was found during searches of adam lanza's home. now, some of this information may be difficult to ahear for some people. we want to tell you, first of all, that the families of the newtown shooting victims have been informed already about what i'm about to tell you. among other things we're learning is a -- a detail about adam lanza's mother, that he shot her as we all know, bre made his way to sandy hook elementary school. the new detail we have is that she was found with a gunshot, a single gunshot to her forehead. her body as we previously reported was found lying on her bed. in the master bedroom. we also learned this from a cooperating witness, whose name is being withheld at this time, and he told authorities this.
very early on, said that he was -- that adam lanza, the shooter here, an avid gamer, the game he liked to play was called "call of duty," lanza rarely left his home. considered a shuttin and he a safe in his bedroom and in fact, we have documentation that confirms he had a gun safe in his bedroom that contained at least four guns. several guns that we're finding out about now, and in the words of this cooperating witness, sandy hook was "adam lanza's life," and sandy hook elementary is where he took the lives of 20 children and 6 teachers at that school. now, additional information, we are learning that they found in the house mainly in his bedroom, but in other places as well, newspaper clippings, personal notes, memoirs, drawings, some subscriptions and prescriptions pertaining to adam lanza.
we know that authorities are looking at exactly what drugs he may have been taking or at least what he had been prescribed. again, that gun safe. we are finning out he had a shoe box in his bedroom filled with bullets and magazines, bags of ammunition, ear protection. he had a rifle, he a .12-gauge shotgun, a bb gun. the .12-gauge shotgun contained two magazines with 70 rounds of bullets. three samurai swords and additional information is that -- that they are finding all kinds of paper tag targets. so a lot of information that we've learned in addition, some of which we had known previously. they also found a photograph, described as a digital image of a child holding various firearms. now, according to a news report in "the new york daily news" very recently, that child was
identified as adam lanza. a photograph, reportedly taken about two years ago, him posing with various firearms. so we're trying to piece all of this together. we are certainly not done by any means in going through all of these documents. suffice it to say, a lot of ammunition found, a lot of naives found, bullets found, trying to add all of this up for you. does it mean we have more of an indication about a motive here? not at this time. the last time i spoke with police, their investigation is ongoing, they don't expect to have a final report until june. and they hope to pin down a specific motive by then. >> the thing that immediately jumps to mind on this adam lanza had a gun safe in his room and all of these guns and ammunition, why was he allowed to possess such things if he was such a troubled young man? >> that is the question we've
been asking from day one. and that is what did his mother know? when did she know it? was anyone else aware of this? now, this cooperating witness appears to have had knowledge, according to these documents now released, this person told authorities about the gun safe, and about -- that he was an avid gamer and this kind of thing. how many people knew about this? they are protecting the name of this individual for good reason, police say. they want to protect him, his safety, they don't want his name to come out at this time, so they are not releasing it. >> but, of course, it raises the question about what did family, what did friends, what did neighbors, did anyone have any clue about all of this? we certainly know from our investigation early on that we have been looking into, our sources have told us and the atf has told us as well. that adam lanza and his mother
were known to have gone to gun ranges, documentation and interviews of witnesses confirm that. so we know that they would go to gun ranges, so obviously his mom was aware that her son had these guns. >> from what we're looking at so far in adding up with the help of the people who are helping me here, we're counting at least 1,400 rounds of ammunition that were discovered in that house. 1,400 rounds, and all of these weapons. in a safe and apparently elsewhere. shoe boxes, bags, you know, in various parts of the house, presumably a lot of this in his bedroom. we know he spent a lot of time in a basement in that house that you're taking a look at right now. it certainly raises more questions about who knew what and when about this, carol. >> you're not kidding. you are poring through the new documents. you will join us in the next hour of "newsroom," fascinating information, disturbing information. susan candiotti live from new
york. an explosive debate on piers morgan over a tweet. it was written by george zimmerman's brother and has everything to do with trayvon martin. here is robert's tweet. pake toure is worth 1,000 words. that caption headlining side by side photos of trayvon martin and a 17-year-old boy accused of killing a baby in georgia. and you can see in the images, both teenagers are giving the middle finger. one of thumb is accused of murder, the 17-year-old. the other is dead, trayvon martin and george zimmerman is charged with his murder. robert zimmerman jr. now says his tweet was a mistake but meant to make a larger point about how the media portrays trayvon martin. >> i made a tweet, here are two individuals of two individuals. one accused of a crime, one in
our minds who had gotten away from a crime had my brother not saved his life. trayvon martin, before he portrayed himself. things like marijuana pipes allegedly, thing we know in evidence has come out, are irrelevant. >> if you ask george zimmerman's attorney, robert did his brother no favors. listen. >> i have always said for the past year that we have to have a conversation about race, and the zimmerman case has brought to forefront particularly the way young black males are treated in the system. types of comments were these insensitive to that, and quite honestly are the opposite of what i hope the conversation would be to try and figure out what's wrong with the system and maybe a good way to fix it. the only real connection we know is that they are black and they have middle fingers, not a connection to make in the very, very serious conversation that we should be having and sorted out by this case. >> in other words, he is saying
we need a broader conversation, but certainly not like this. joining us, cnn contributor and writer for espn, l.z. granderson and from the blaze, will cain. i know it's a tough topic. but so outrageous that tweet. george zimmerman's attorney says you can't judge a man by his tweet. he's just trying to help his brother. is that what this is, l.z.? >> i think so. i think he's trying to say anything he can to make ms. brother look better. the fact of the matter is that blaming the media for what happened is really not helpful. in fact, it's just false and misleading. we have the 911 tapes. we saw what happens in terms of development, with the police telling his brother not to follow trayvon, not to get out of the car. we hear the 911 tapes saying [ bleep ]s get away with things all the time.
to portray his brother as a victim in all of this doesn't help anything at all. wi wi >> will, robert zimmerman sent out a separate tweet. liberal media should ask if what two teens did to a woman and baby should be the reason people think they are risky. that's not helpful either? >> there has been an attempt to turn the zimmerman trial into a larger narrative. whether it's about the media, whether it's about race and race relations in this country. when -- what gets lost is the events of that night. do i think the media did play a role in confusing the public about what did happen that night? i do. i don't think we know. but from the beginning of this case, this trial, this incident treated with a series of conclusions in the media. i was here. i was here for part of many of
the conversations, and the concludes were that george zimmerman was a white hispanic who used a derogatory term about blacks. a claim that has been dropped. he didn't drop his pursuit of trayvon martin. that trayvon was in junior high and george zimmerman didn't have injuries. all of the things over the past year have been disproven and they residence with conclusions in the beginning when the job is to stand up to the conclusions of group. that works no matter who the race. the central park five was an example of the working in reverse. where the media crucified a group of five african-american teenagers and nobody stood up to ask questions. the role of the media now is to ask questions and avoid conclusion. >> go ahead, l.z. >> there is a derogatory word in his way in a grouping sense.
that actually was true, as far as will saying what the media's role was, we would never heard about the case. the parents are trying to get the 911 tapes that the local police were withholding and if it wasn't for media asking questions and for people pushing, we wouldn't have gotten this far in the conversation. george zimmerman would not be behind bars. >> i will say that the internet is partially to blame for this too. i mean, robert zimmerman saying trayvon martin portrayed on this angel, but online he certainly wasn't in some cases portrayed as anything but a dangerous human being. so it's really hard to perhaps get to the truth to this. blaming the media is the easy way out. >> no, it's not the easy way out. but l.z. and i have been having this debate for a year now and i think we're getting at a central question which has nothing to do with the zimmerman case. what is the role of the media. the two of us, we have purported
two separate answers for that. l.z. says the role of the media is to push for answers when no one else is asking. that's a legitimate role. if a case is unrecognized, unknown, the media's job is to shine a light and say this needs some attention and some truth exposed. what i'm telling you, the media also has a role of standing up against the conclusions of mobs, and i can look throughout history and come up with example after example no, matter who the race, what the race of the victim and say that is a very, noble and important purpose of the media and one completely avoided and treated with dereliction in the zimmerman case. treated with conclusion, not question. >> l.z., please wrap this up quickly. i'm running out of time. >> i was going to add that the media as a concept is much larger than what will is describing. certainly the news generators whose job is it to report
strictly the news. we're in a new position, in a pundit position and there are bloggers and news reporters and the notion of the media, including social media is much broader, and roles and expectations are much, much broader. my thing to george zimmerman's brother, blaming the media is like chasing clouds. it's too large. you want to focus in on the events that happened. what we know happened is that your brother negated the order from the police confronted the trayvon and trayvon ended up dead. there is no definitive fact that he negated the orders of the police and you can't blame the media for that. >> that is a conclusion we do not know. >> one thing we know, robert zimmerman probably shouldn't tweet anymore else. >> l.z. granderson and will cain, thank you so much. we're back in a minute.
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walmart is considering having customers deliver packages from people who buy things online. the world's biggest retailer is feeling the competitive pressure from amazon and online retailers, it's looking to get ahead of the competition so this idea is being floated. so what do you get? you could get a discount on your bill if you're the one who drops off a package on the way home. that would basically cover the cost of your gas in return for you making the delivery. the whole scenario raises the question of a whole host of legal issues. for one, people could easily steal your stuff. sure, trust a u.p.s. truck pulling up to your house. but what about a total stranger pulling top your house and dropping off stuff? and then insurance issues, on the way there, you get into an accident with the car dropping off the package. >> how likely is this concept?
>> i mean, it's not really likely. we spoke to walmart this morning. what they told us is it's a casual mention of what could be the future and they say not to read too much into it. retail analysts say if this does happen, it's for big metro areas to drop off higher-cost items that may send a fortune to send through traditional channels. walmart isn't sounding too gung ho about this right now. no surprise about with that issues weighing on it, alison kosik, thanks. he was the mastermind between 11 nba championships. but he may need some help on the twitter. "bleacher report" is just ahead. if youthen this willbrids arbe a nice surprise. meet the 5-passenger ford c-max hybrid. c-max come.s.
the miami heat lost to the chicago bulls ending their win streak at 27. jeff carter is here with "bleacher report." >> i know you're heartbroken, around you, carol. devastated. i know you're a cleveland fan. >> the all-time record is 33 straight wins held by the '73 lakers. 27 in a row that will probably stand for a long time. lebron james and the heat started february 3rd. super bowl sunday. chicago last night playing without several of their best guys. refusing to back down. you see kirk hinrich taking down lebron with the tackle. nate robinson missed the shot. carlos boozer was the putback over lebron. the bulls would win the game by 4. they would clinch a playoff spot after the game. lebron james going philosophical reflecting on the streak. >> you know, this is a special team, man. you know, how we are on and off
the floor, it's going to be hard to remember everything. but, you know, like you said, we want to win an nba championship. along the season, along those rides, you have moments throughout those rides where you can reflect on them. this is one of them. >> this is a great story right here, boston's jeff green showed a lot of heart in helping the celtics end their five-game losing streak. in the final second, green split the defense to make the layup at the buzzer. boston wins the game by one point. what makes this winner superspecial for jeff is that he was able to celebrate with his doctor. 14 months ago dr. lars svenson performed open heart surgery on jeff green just a few miles from that arena at the cleveland clinic. awesome. >> the tournament darlings are of course, the florida gulf coast eagles. they got a hero sendoff. they left fort myers and headed to texas. they play 10:00 p.m. friday
night. the eagles are the of course the first 16th seed to make it to swede 16. you got ohio state on the sister network, cbs. syracuse/indiana, la salle/wichita state. and the zen master, phil jackson is now on twitter. and well, his first and only tweet, i'm calling it a work of art. look at that bad boy. 11-chance, colon, misspelling, it's like a tweet of errors. this is the best part, carol. he sends out his tweet. his only one yesterday. and he still manages to pick up over 100,000 followers. phil jackson, he was typing with his elbows, but he's still got it. >> well, he has fans. he doesn't need to spell. >> that's the ultimate
twitterbomb. >> jeff carter, many thanks. the next hour of "cnn newsroom" after a break. [ lane ] are you growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair has the fastest retinol formula. to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles in just one week. neutrogena®. nespresso. where i never have to compromise on anything. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else?
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bombers over south korea. the united states flying stealth planes over the country. also, the heat streak -- over. after 27 incredible wins, the miami heat was no match for the chicago bulls. and a woman taking vacation photos in hawaii loses her camera under water. >> and i was just floored that, oh, my goodness, even my pictures, brought back a lot of memories of things we had done there that i had forgotten about. >> six years later, it washes up but you won't believe where. you're live in the "cnn newsroom." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. and good morning, thank you for joining us, i'm carol costello. we do begin with breaking news. we're learning more about what led to the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary school. new documents just released to the court last hour are mostly about adam lanza who killed 27
people in november and took his own life. susan candiotti is poring over the documents. susan, new information about a holiday card. >> that's right, among the things listed in the documents about what authorities found inside the house, a gift card. a gift card, as authorities put it, authored by his mother, presumably purchased by her. and it is to buy a c-183 firearm. a c-183, this is something that we're looking into as best to describe that firearm for you. don't have the details for you at this time. but a gift card purchased by his mom. and that's what is still so stunning about all of this information. how much did his mom know about this. we certainly know that the two of them, according investigators would visit various gun ranges, did fire weapons at gun ranges. so obviously, she was aware of his use of guns, say, fired at target practice together.
but we're also learning that will was a virtual -- you could describe it as an arsenal inside this house. in terms of how much ammunition there was. we count up at least, and we're not quite through yet, 1,400 rounds of ammunition at the very least. all kinds of gun magazines. bullets, some of them spent. knives, samurai swords. a gun safe. a shoe box full of bullets. and there was even a photograph of a child holding guns. various guns. now this has been previously identified by the new york "daily news" as adam lanza, a photograph taken of him posing with these weapons about two years ago. we also know that he had a gun safe inside his bedroom. some of these other items were found in shelves inside his closet. we see descriptions for a .22-caliber rifle. a .12-gauge shotgun with two
magazines. rounds in those magazines. a bolt-action rifle. we know that according to a witness, there was also an nra certificate in adam lanza's name, we might add, and paper targets found as well. we also note from these court documents that according to a witness, he told police that adam lanza was an avid gamer, as he called it. one of his favorite games, one called call of duty. that he rarely left his house. that he was known as pretty much a shut-in according to this friend. and there's an image of that game call of duty. there was this friend, a cooperating witness, we should say, also knew about the safe that was inside the house. and according to this witness again, sandy hook was, quote, adam lanza's life. sandy hook elementary where he went to take the lives. we're still trying to figure out a motive for this. and so were authorities.
the lives of at least 20 children and six school teachers there. before he went to sandy hook elementary that morning, he first took the life, his first victim, was his mother. these documents tell us some of this is hard to hear that her body was found in her bedroom with a single shot to the forehead. so all of this information we're learning, just again, carol, makes us wonder, did mom approve of this? she was aware, certainly, that he used guns. they used them together. did she know the extent of it? we also know -- remember, we're still waiting to hear from the medical examiner as well. we know there were prescriptions found inside that house as well. was he taking prescription drugs? we don't know the answers to these questions yet. still waiting for the police to wrap up their investigation, and they don't expect that to happen until at least june. >> what would you say that sandy
hook was adam lanza's life? i mean, where did that come from? >> this is coming from someone who is being described as a citizen witness. authorities are not identifying this person. they're asking the court and the court agreed, to leave this person's name out of it. we only know that after this terrible massacre that this person spoke with authorities, and this is the information that came from this person. we don't know whether this is a friend. we don't know whether this is a relative. we just don't know at this point. >> fascinating, really disturbing, too. susan candiotti, we'll let you get back to it. thanks so much. two photos of black teenage boy, creating quite a controversy. not because of their obscene gesture because robert zimmerman jr. tweeted out the photos. his brother george zimmerman is the man accused of murdering trayvon martin last year. you see martin on the right.
and you then you see one of the two men accused of killing the baby in georgia. robert zimmerman explained in an interview to piers morgan. >> there's no doubt, they were incendiary. i want to draw particular attention to them. one, santiago's alleged killer, and trayvon martin, the two pictures we saw side by side. hash tag @uncanny. and what these two did to a woman and a baby is the reason people think blacks might think may be risky. the first one i thought was controversial. the second one i thought was boarding on outright racism. it seems to me you're saying
this is why young blacks are risky. that is why my brother george did what he did to travyvon martin? >> that seems to be the way people have interpreted it. and i don't twitter is the place to make points about what you recall a year ago, because the recollections that i have or that we have, as a family specifically, are very different than what can portrayed in 140 characters. i realize they're controversial and offensive. and i did publicly apologize for them. i didn't think it was the right thing to do that way. the one point about the pictures, the larger point on the media, and their honesty in portraying the person who encountered might brother february 26th. >> george zimmerman's attorney told reporters the tweets, robert zimmerman's tweets, about about sorted and inappropriate and he added robert zimmerman does not represent his brother george. to colorado in new developments of last week's killing of the state's prison chief, you might remember two
days after tom clements was found shot to death at the door step of his home, a gun battle. evan ebel was killed. police now say this woman supplied that murder woman. 22-year-old stevie marie vigil is convicted of buying the handgun for ebel, a convicted felon who could not buy firearms. cnn's jim spillman is some denver. how are the two connected, do we know? >> reporter: well, we know -- investigators tell me this morning that she was not associated at all with this prison gang or any white spremmist gang that they're aware of. they don't know if this is a woman that does this sort of business. they call these women straw brides. they buy a gun. so they don't know if it's a woman who just dealt like that. we did a background check and could not find any criminal
background check in colorado. investigators are working on that, carol. we also have more information from investigators today, they've been very busy working this case. the car, the cadillac, part of this shoot-out and this chase, we now know that that car was not stolen or anything. it was bought legally. and when it was bought, ebel was with several other people. investigators have told me they've tracked those people down and they are interviewing them. since he left jail when the shooting began with the pizza driver in denver and the shooting of tom clements. they want to know specifically it it's some kind of contemporaries of members of this prison gang, this 211 gang that he was a member of in jail, carol. >> jim spillman reporting live this morning. >> it's one of the biggest television hits this year, on easter sunday, we'll see the most moving story about jesus. i'm going to talk with several stars from "the bible" next. when you have diabetes...
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carrying nuclear weapons 6500 miles from whiteman air force base outside of kansas city, missouri, all the way to south korea. pilots then dropped inactive, inert bombs and then turned around and came back home. this is all after north korea ramped up its threat. matthew chance is in seoul, south korea, did you see it? >> reporter: no, i didn't. because they're stealth bombers, they're not visible to anybody. >> as they dropped the inert bombs, i just wondered. >> reporter: no, there must have been a sort of dull thud because they didn't explode. but, yet, this is something that the united states has obviously made quite a song and a dance about, because these are stealth bombers, they could have done this without raising any fuss at all, particularly in a time of high contentions on the korean peninsula. but they chose to publicize this. and i think it comes in response to the threats they've been getting from north korea over the course of the last several
weeks, a threat, for instance, to carry owl the preemptive nuclear strike on the united states mainland, based in japan and in guam as well. but this say clear, sort of practical, physical illustration, by the united states, as they are capable of carrying out long-range attacks on the korean peninsula. these b-2 stealth bombers, they flew through, as you mentioned the 6,500,000 miles to the korean peninsula, and then returned home again in a single mission, kind of ans stounded military feat in that sense. but it's something that the north koreans are likely to react very negatively against, carol. >> so no official statement from north korea, again? >> reporter: no, there's been no official statements. so far, no reaction about these
b-2 bomber flights but there was very strong reactions, of course, to the flights earlier, about a week ago, of the united states b-52 strategic bomber flights over the korean peninsula which took place as part of these wide-ranging, joint, military exercises that the united states is carrying out along with its ally south korea. and will continue to carry out until the end of april. 40,000 troops from both sides, from the united states and south korea, taking part in these military exercises. the military exercises. and that's something that's really infuriating the north koreans because they see these military exercises, these war games as a potential threat to their national security. so that's why we've had so many threats over the past several weeks, carol. >> matthew chance reporting live from seoul this morning. in it may be a cinderella team but the gulf coast says they're not like florida gulf
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the bible, the blockbuster miniseries is about to re-enact jesus' tragic and dramatic end. and the beauty of his resurrection, and it will do that appropriately on easter sunday. the series is produced by mark burnett and roma downey. here's a preview. >> they do not know what they do. >> roma downey, she as plays mary. diogo morgado plays jesus, and darwin shaw. welcome. >> thank you so much. >> diogo, i want to start with you, because that scene that we just saw, that must have been so difficult? >> i can tell you this, carol, i don't remember, that's how big it was for me.
i just -- there's a lot of things that happened during those moving strong scenes that i basically disconnected my rational thought of it. i have flashes, and i do remember how i felt. i have an emotional memory, most of all. but i -- i guess -- this is never -- i've never seen this scene before. so i'm going to join the whole audience, that will be tuning in next sunday, and i'm going to live with them. >> was it because it was so painful for you? >> it was painful. but we can say that, but it was also magical and unique. i can tell you that, at one point, being on that cross, i have a flash of my entire life, leading up to that moment. and that's really overwhelming. and that's so powerful.
there's always a way it can affect you. and it did. i'm still adjusting to a lot of the things that happened. >> it's just unbelievable. and, darwin, what has been the audience's response to your portrayal as peter, and to the miniseries as a whole? >> well, everybody's been kind and generous with their response. i think everything going on with it. it was definitely a huge privilege to be part of it. and talking now about being on the cross, i remember that day so well. because we all went and watched each other even on days we weren't shooting. we kind of lived through each other's journeys. it's amazing, an emotional experience for us all. >> i assume you're a christian, does this renew your love of jesus? what effect did this whole miniseries have on you? >> well, i think you can't do a job like this without really
changing and exploring how you feel about the world from a deep level. i know that was true for myself. and it was true for pretty much all the cast. >> and roma, we certainly have you and mark burnett for bringing this to television. 13.1 million people watched the premiere of "the bible." i know you weren't surprised, do you feel vindicated? >> i know so many people have experienced the show, they've been touched by the show, they've been uplifted by the show. more curiously, we've had more response from parents who teenager, the ones inviting them to watch the show with them because the story has been made in a cool way, made in an accessible way. we wanted to emotionally connect. we wanted to really engage an audience. and it became clear that we did that.
and that the easter miracle will be able to be seen on easter sunday is extraordinary in timing. and we're so grateful for history for putting it on on history sunday night. >> absolutely. i understand it's going to be a hollywood movie made about the life of moses. so this seems to be kind of a trend to make these kinds of, you for tv miniseries and maybe even movies. isn't a growing trend? >> well, listen, these kinds of numbers must have gotten the attention of hollywood that so many millions and millions of people have tuned into "the bible." and if it started a wave of material like this, so much the better. we're just so grateful. we're so encouraged also that it's become a dialogue in our country. people are talking around the watercooler. they're talking around the kitchen table. it's given them an entry point in the workplace for people to discuss faith. to discuss god. to discuss jesus.
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new court documents reveal suspected colorado theater shooter james holmes has offered to plead guilty and spend the rest of his life in jail if he can avoid the death penalty. prosecutors have not yet accepted his offer. holmes is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in a mass shooting in aurora colorado. >> the streak is over. the chicago bulls meet heat's winning streak. the heat last lost a game on february 1st, that was two days before the super bowl. now, we turn to washington state where the minutes must seem like hours. dozens of homeowners on whidbey island are watching helplessly as their homes inch ever closer to disaster. and their yards crumble into the puget sound. >> it sounded like an earthquake, and i heard something really loud. and i looked out the master bedroom, and notice about 20 tall trees were gone.
i got out there with a flash light and then just kept hearing rumbling and watching more and more of it fall in. >> i want to take you to the water front town of coupeville on whidbey island. that's where cnn's dan simon is. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol, the worst appears to be over. crews now focusing on just two homes dangerously close to that edge. the homeowner, probably not going to be able to live in those homes. at this point, it's just too unsafe. they say they can't really rebuild that hillside. as for some of the other homes, the ones where residents can't get back in, there was a road destroyed. but the homes apparently are okay, but they're just inaccessible because of the road. i want you to listen to now to some of those homeowners who described the frightening situation. we're about at the 24-hour stage in terms of when this occurred, but i want you to listen to what they had to say. >> if you look up to the top there, you can see it's constantly sliding, it hasn't
hit that point of equilibrium. it's still very steep. so it's going to continue to slide until it stabilizes. >> i got up this morning to see flashlights. already down there and stuff. found out the hillside slipped. you could hear someone coming down. and once it got daylight to see all the trees across the road and the road's gone. took a walk down along the beach. got up on the new part of the slide, and i could see where a mobile home and garage had moved about 20 feet and dropped over about 40 feet. >> reporter: this landslide approximately 1,000 feet long. there is concern that part of the hillside will continue to crumble today. geologists are going to be out here inspecting things. making sure that as far as some of the other homes it indeed okay for people to come back inside. this is a voluntary evacuation. they'd prefer that people stay away, of course, they can't prevent folks from coming back in. all they can do is warn people
that perhaps it's not wise to do so, carol. >> dan simon reporting live. we're hearing about another arrest in the murder case of a 13-month-old baby in georgia. this is sabrina elkins, she's accused of tampering with evidence. her brother, one of two teenagers accused of shooting a baby in the head while his mom was walking him in a stroller. the teenagers have been indicted by a grand jury. other family member, in trouble, too. cnn victor blackwell has more. >> reporter: 17-year-old demarcus elkins and 15-year-old domestic inmick lain both charged in the shooting death of 13-month-old antonio santiago a week ago. each faces felony counts including felony to murder and elkins faces malice of murder for allegedly firing a shot at the baby's face. >> i have an outfit of my baby before he was killed. i can't leave it go.
>> reporter: something else little antonio's mother can't let go. a question, why? >> we believe the location and the victim were both random. >> reporter: glynn county police chief matt dougherty is investigating this as a botched robbery. elkins' attorney does not buy it. >> it seems two individuals whoever they are, so desperate to rob them wouldn't have appeared to have any money. and going to the trouble of shooting two people would then leave the object of their attention at the crime scene. >> reporter: not left at the crime scene, the murder weapon. according to the indictment, elkins' sister, sabrina elkins and heir mother karimah elkins ditched the .22-caliber weapon in this marsh miles away from the crime scene. they will determine if that's the gun used to kill little antonio. >> i had to watch my baby die.
and i want him to die, a life for a life. >> reporter: that's shared with cnn's piers morgan. elkins and long are under 18. >> victor blackwell reporting. coming up next, lost camera. a lost camera found six years later. it actually crossed the pacific ocean. and the pictures survived. ♪ i am stuck on band-aid brand ♪ ♪ 'cause germs don't stick on me ♪ [ female announcer ] band-aid brand has quiltvent technology with air channels to let boo boos breathe. [ giggles ] [ female announcer ] quiltvent technology, only from band-aid brand. use with neosporin first aid antibiotic. the walmart low price guarantee, backed by ad match. there's your price, walmart will match that right at the register. nice! i did not know they did that. wow! that's the walmart low price guarantee backed by ad match! save time and money. bring in ads from your local stores and see for yourself.
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fast forward to a week ago, a man was walking on the beach on taiwan when the camera washed ashore. the camera was full of barnacles, but the memory card was intact. >> there's so much negativity in the world, this is just a great fun story. >> that's just incredible. the pictures were posted on the internet. a fend of stallens saw them and contacted her. the man who found the camera works for china airlines. so the carrier will fly scallen free of charge all the way to taiwan so she can meet the man who found her camera and get it. >> do you think they said, okay, we can fly her to taiwan or e-mail her the pictures? one costs more than the other. >> i think the airline in taiwan is getting some publicity here.
>> and sweet 16 -- >> i'm nervous about it. because it could spoil my bracket for good. let's talk about cinderella, shall we? we don't have one, we have two. when you think of sweet 16, ohio state, syracuse, indiana. but la salle and wichita state? la salle breezed through the first four, but they had to survive two very tight games. so you got 13ed seeded la salle and taking on ninth seeded witch that state, shocker. do not compare these two teams to florida gulf coast university. >> it's a national team. it's not our second year of eligibility. this is a school that has the third most national players of the year. we play in one of the top six conferences in the country. so we're not rags to riches. >> well, speaking of florida gulf coast university, the darlings of this year's tournament, they had a hero
sendoff. they're taking on the florida gators tomorrow night in a sweet 16 game. it's truly david versus goliath. florida gulf coast is trademarking the term "dunk city" which is what they called it. here's your march madness tv schedule. i'm go to come plunking around 7:13 to watch marquette and miami. and hoosiers take on syracuse at 9:45 way past my bedtime. and 10:17, you got la salle and wichita. >> so much to do. i don't know how you contain yourself with all that basketball. that's sports. >> you're not going to get me again. >> i got him in trouble the last time he was on the air with me, carlos ain't taking any chances. carlos, bye. are some americans losing
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loughner. he's accused of killing six people and wounding congresswoman gabrielle giffords. his parents were aware of his behavior and took away his shotgun and even restricted the use of a car. loughner is serving life in prison without parole. ashley judd is putting away weeks of speculation saying she's not running for the senate in kentucky. judd tweeted, quote, i realize that my responsibilities and energy at this time need to be focused on my family. i am currently unable to consider a campaign for the senate. end quote. and the team logo confirmed nut look was indeed real after it showed up on nfl.com. it features a helmet-free dolphin who the miami dolphins will officially unveil its new logo on april 25th which is the beginning of the nfl draft. a daring photographer is
apologizing for the breathtaking views of egypt's pyramid. that's because he and his friends broke the law and secretly scaled the pyramid at night. the images have lit up the internet with everything from awe to anger. today, in 29 states across the country, gun control advocates are holding a national day to demand action, urging congress to support bills to help end gun violence. the next hour, president obama will talk about the issue at the white house during an appearance with mothers who are also pressuring congress to act. both of them come as a new cnn poll shows public support for some forms of gun control since the newtown tragedy appears to be on the decline. 43% of americans favor major restrictions on gun control. or making all guns illegal. that's actually down from 52% in december. joining me now are sirius xm radio host and comedian pete
domenic and patricia murphy the founder of jane politics and contributory the daily beast. welcome to you both. that's a big drop for gun control legislation. why do you suppose people are losing interest and passion for the issue, patricia? >> well, i think that, really the issue, and you can just feel it when you read the newspaper, you can feel it when you watch tv, the issue has lost momentum. there was such searing pain in the country after the newtown country. and then the country tends to move on from politics like that. you see that senators in congress are getting more focused on immigration reform. and there's a lot of talk about gay marriage and equality. once this is off the front, it reverts to being another issue where both sides really go back to their own corners. and because democrats were not able to move quickly on this issue, i think their legislation is going to be in trouble because they don't have the momentum on their side anymore.
specifically, in the rural voters right after newtown, there was couple support among rural voters for gun control measures. and then you get away from the headlines. >> i don't think the tragedy of newtown is fading as the way that gun rights advocates is portrayed. and the other side is portrayed. it's so extreme like we're losing focus. is that what it is, pete? >> everything patricia said, i mostly agree with. out of sight, out of mind. memories fade. as long as there's no white children or white people losing their lives, main in in chicago with black youth, then people don't think about it as much. but the president and vice president have done a good job of trying to keep this on the forefront. there have been other issues. we in the media deserve some responsibility, whether or not we're talking about it. we're talking about it right now, so that's good. you know who hasn't forgotten about this, parents of little kids like myself. i have an 8-year-old and a
5-year-old, every day i think about it. you know who else hasn't forgotten about it, mayor bloomberg. this is a money thing. and the gun law of nra is well funded now mayor bloomberg is using his own money to keep this up and keep it funded. and that's important, too. this one, the phrase is, carol, this time, it's different. and it is different when 6 and 7-year-olds have their heads blown off their bodies and there's a reason i use that language, because this is not forgotten. >> this you are talk about the actress ashley judd, because they will never be, at least for now the newest addition to congress. in a tweet, the actress writes in part that, quote, responsibilities and energy need to come focused on my family. regretfully, i'm currently unable to consider a campaign for senate. which could be a wise move on judd's part because as politico is reporting her would-be rival senator mitch mcconnell is
launching what they call a scorched earth strategy. who could forget before judd even said she was running, mcconnell's people released this ad. >> her own grandmother said she's a hollywood liberal. but isn't that what we need? ashley judd, a obama-follower liberal who is right here at tennessee. >> she's now willing to drop $21 million. i don't think ashley judd could keep up with that, can she, patricia? >> i don't think money would be the tiniest problems for ashley judd, she actually says he's one of the highest paid actresses in hollywood. she would have had all kinds of money from democratic loyalists. mon no problem with the money front. i think the problem is politics. he's registered in tennessee. i think politics would be tough to sale. money is not the problem.
you look at a race like linda mcmahon. president obama was outspent by huge amounts. you have to have money to get into the game, but money doesn't win the game for you. and i don't even think that money was the problem here. she's just going after a particularly ruthless republican senator who was probably going to win that seat anyway. >> i was more fascinated by the preempt tiff strike to continue to announce that she was going to run. and already her opponent was fighting against her. is that just the way of the world now, pete? >> well, i think it's always been the way of the world, mitch mcconnell is a shrewd campaigner. ashley judd's big problem is, oh, she's ashley judd. that was her problem and her advantage. one of the best ways to succeed in politics is to have a name that's recognizable like bush or clinton. but, you know, even i would have a better chance, i'm on tv, i'm on the radio. but it doesn't make me any more
qualified than another person who might be a much better leader. name recognition help ace lot. obviously, money helps a lot. you need $1 million to run for a house seat. you need about $10 million to run for senate. ordinary americans can't raise that money without the network or machines behind them. we've got to ruin this two-party system. we've got to re-create everything. strike the root. and get money out of politics. >> easy. now, look at 2010, we had more than 100 members of congress. those were nurses, farmers. that was kind of a grassroots, money had very little to do with who won the races. again you got to have money to play, but money's not going to win it for you. >> thanks for playing. just ahead on the "newsroom," an incredible rescue caught on camera. a man trapped inside a burning car. oh, we'll tell you what happened next. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all?
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