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million. the winning ticket was sold at a publix super market in zephyrhills, florida. we'll go live to that store. and in long island, new york, a family of a hofstra university student killed by police is preparing for her funeral. we'll find out how she was killed by an officer trying to save her life during a home invasion. let's begin with that severe weather. dark storm clouds are moving across the midwest and plain states today, threatening areas with tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. storm chasers got incredible video just like this of a twister touching down in central kansas yesterday. one home was damaged but no one was hurt. and in oklahoma city last night, rain blue sideways, lighting up the sky, as you see right there. wind brought power lines down right onto cars as well, and fire crews had to rescue some of the drivers. and heavy rain in georgia turned many streets into rivers today.
people in a town just outside of atlanta told our affiliate wsb it's the worst flooding they have ever seen. jennifer delgado is live in the cnn weather center. this is a pretty sizable system affecting so many states. >> that's right. millions of people are affected by bad weather for today, tomorrow, and even into tuesday. now, for today, the yare yea we're really watching is in the midwest as well as the plains. if you focus on the area in orange across areas like kansas city as well as into oklahoma city, this is where we're going to see the greatest potential for tornadoes as well as damaging wind and large hail. even in the yellow, extending up to minneapolis, this is where the potential is for severe weather as we go through the day. here's the radar. it doesn't look that crazy right now because we don't have warnings or watches, but it looks like we'll going to start to see the action firing up as we get to 3:00, 4:00, and the worst of the timing is around 8:00 to 8:00. there's our area of low pressure
on top of north platte. as we go through the next couple hours, this is the area we're watching, but the storm system has to go somewhere, and it's going to be moving to the east and affecting areas like chicago, parts of the upper midwest, into st. louis, as we go into monday and even potentially into tuesday. now, fredricka, we haven't seen a lot of reports on comparison to years past for tornadoes, but even yesterday alone, we had reportedly 14 tornadoes that touched down. survey teams still have to go out and survey some of the storms. now, for the southeast, it's a different story. lightning there, stronger storms, as well as some very heavy rainfall. fredricka, show the video of the flooding happening in parts of north georgia. if you look right now, you'll continue to see the flood threat as we go through the remainder of the evening. some of the locations have picked up six inches of rainfall. you're seeing the video there. i can promise you, we are going to see more video of more flooding coming in as we go
through the next couple hours. it's wild out there, so people have to make sure they have that noaa radio as well as making sure you know where the safe spot is in your house. >> great advice, and of course, as a result of all that stormy activity we have seen, there are flash flood warnings in effect already as well? >> you're looking at them right now and it looks like they're going to stay through the evening hours, potentially even into tomorrow. >> let's go to connecticut now. a railroad authorities are removing the broken rail cars from that terrible crash. a commuter train derailed and struck another train in bridgeport two days ago. nine people injured in the accident remain hospitalized. one is still in critical condition. susan candiotti is live from bridgeport. the commute tomorrow is going to be a mess. that's got to be the understatement of the weekend, but at the same time, there's going to be a news conference. what might it reveal about where the investigation is going. >> we have two sets of
electrified tracks out of commission right now and two key developments. the national transportation safety board investigators are making progress, and number two, you have massive repairs under way to try to get the tracks and line back in service. first on the investigation, they have recovered and begun retrieving information from the critical black boxes onboard both of the trains which will tell us among other things how fast the trains were going and for example, whether the brakes were applied, whether emergency brakes were applied as well. they're also focusing on a piece of fractured rail, broken rail that ntsb board numbers tell me could be significant. >> it might be the initiator of the accident or it might be that it was caused by the accident. but there's an obvious break in the rail, and that certainly makes us very interested in it. >> and that rail is going to be analyzed in washington, d.c. at
ntsb laboratories. also, we're going to hear from them in a news conference to get more information about what they're learning from those black boxes, and that should happen later this afternoon, fred. >> okay, and then let's talk about what that commute might be like tomorrow. what are the alternative plans offered to people? >> oh, people are already being warned. it's going to be a mess, very likely, tomorrow, monday. they're already sending out e-mails to people who live in this area and advising people who live here to go to their website, metro north website, and amtrak's website as well because they also use these lines. and probably they'll have to use buses, they're saying, to route people around this construction that's going on. and it could take days at a time -- days to complete this work because they have to replace 2,000 feet of rails. they then have to inspeck them and test them. and it could take a long while. they're telling people they're going to need a ton of patience
tomorrow. it's going to be a very long commute. >> it is indeed. thanks so much. thanks for the warning as well. susan candiotti in bridgebert. >> a parade in virginia turned to chaos. a car taking part in the parade suddenly plowed into the crowd. about 60 people were inskrre ee0 had to be hospitalized but their lives are not in danger. some in the crowd lifted the cadillac off a few people trapped underneath. police say the driver, who wasn't identified, had some kind of medical issue leading up to that accident. north korea fired a short-range missile into the sea of japan this morning, according to south korea's news agency. this comes after pyongyang launched three short-guided missiles into the sea yesterday. tensions have been strained after the u.n. imposed tougher sanctions on north korea. >> back in this country, you could argue this was perhaps the most difficult week of president obama, the one he's faced in
this presidency, particularly the second term, but you wouldn't know it by his approval rating. jessica yellin has some brand new poll numbers. >> fred, it's good news for the president, according to our new cnn/orc poll. 53% of americans approve of the job president obama is doing. and that poll was taken after last week's tough week. it shows his support is basically unchanged from the 51% we found in our last poll in early april, and up from his low of 47% in mid-march. now, it should come as no surprise that there's a major partisan divide in these numbers with democrats showing overwhelming support, republicans highly critical, and independents, as always, split. so getting into the specifics, on the irs controversy, that involves the targeting of tea party groups. more than 6 in 10 say what president obama said about the matter has been completely or
mostly true. a majority, 55%, say the irs acted on its own with 37% saying they believe the irs's actions were ordered by senior white house officials. now, there's good news here for republicans, too. some political analysts have warned the gop is in danger of overplaying its hand on these controversies. let's look at the controversy regarding benghazi. polling shows on benghazi, 55% say the obama administration's inaccurate statements about the attack that killed four americans is a very important issue. nearly 6 in 10 say the gop is reacting appropriately. and the drum beat by congressional republicans could be behind a rise in the number of americans who think the u.s. could have prevented the attack in benghazi. 59% feel that way now. up 11 points from last november.
okay, so the big picture, we see that there is still a reservoir of good will for president obama. americans like the fact that he's responding to the controversies with outrage and action, but there's also concern about these issues and room for republicans to continue to exercise oversight. fred? >> all right, thanks so much. coming up in a few minutes, i'll check in with two powerful analysts on the road ahead for the white house. its agenda and the gop. all right, zephyrhills, florida, it is now the luckiest spot in america. someone in that town that lies between the tampa and gainesville -- look at the map there, bought the winning powerball ticket. the numbers, 22, 10, 13, 14, 52, and the powerball number, 11. will pay a record amount. nearly $600 million. john zarrella is outside the publix which sold that winning ticket. john, have we learned anything
about whether that person has stepped forward? or the story behind that winning ticket? >> no, not a word, fredricka. that's probably a good thing if they're smart. they're consulting with attorneys right now. consulting with attorneys and consulting with an accountant. and they'll have to go to tallahassee to ultimately cleblth their winnings. we talked to lots of sunday shoppers here. and you would be amazed at what they're saying about the fact that they didn't get the ticket and who is asking them if perhaps, you know, they might be a winner. >> did you happen to win the powerball? >> let's see. >> check the ticket. no. >> no, wasn't me. >> wasn't you? >> that's all i got. >> that's it, huh? you know the winning ticket was bought here. >> i heard. >> i heard all the news. >> you did, so you know the winner came from this store? >> yes, and i'm hearing from
relatives all over the country. >> wanting to know if you have the winner. >> absolutely. that i haven't heard from in years. i told them, but you have to buy a ticket. >> and you didn't? >> and i didn't. >> so there you go, fredricka. people we talked to didn't even know the ticket was bought here, some of them, and others are hearing from relatives all over the country, hey, did you by chance have that winning ticket? a lot of long-lost relatives they haven't heard from in a while. and fred, i bought one for next week. only $40 million next week. >> not a bad number. >> lightning could strike twice. >> that's right. hey, all the best to you. maybe we should all be following your lead and still pick up a powerball ticket even though it isn't near a billion dollars. that's all right. we don't know much about this person. you say when they step forward, it will be in tallahassee. of course, that person also has the option of whether they want
to make their name public. >> yeah, what happens is by law in the state of florida, once they come public, he, she, them, how many, whatever, the group, the name becomes public, public record in florida, so they will be able to keep their privacy until they say, hey, i got the ticket. then all bets are off. they'll probably need to just throw one news copference, get it out of the way, and say look, we're done talking. leave us alone. we're going to buy a yacht and an island, and don't bother us. >> good luck to him or she. thanks so much, john zarrella, the lucky location. >> all right, she said she is sorry. but the case against reese witherspoon, well, it's not over yet. we find out what's next in her disordering conduct case in atlanta. and a promising young college student fatally shot. the gunman, a police officer.
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benghazi, and the associated press. he spoke about the economy and health care in his address to morehouse college. >> my job as prdz is to advocate for policies that generate more opportunity for everybody. policies that strengthen the middle class and give more people the chance to climb their way into the middle class. policies that create more good jobs and reduce poverty and educate more children and give more families the security of health care and protect more of our children from the horrors of gun violence. that's my job. >> so can the president change the focus from the recent scandals and controversies? let's turn to charles blow in new york and errol in washington. writing for the "new york times." good to see you both. >> ross, let me begin with you. the president seems to be moving forward. his approval rating is up even after all these controversies were revealed. so does washington move forward along with, or will critics
continue to kind of rail about the scandals? >> i think critics will keep talking about these scandals. i think the numbers you're seeing for the president aren't that surprising. the economy -- >> not surprising, you're saying? >> i don't think they're that surprising. >> why? >> personal approval ratings tend to be driven more by the economy than anything else, and the scandals, i think the public is right when they're asking do they think the irs investigations, were they initiated in the white house? so far, we have seen no evidence that's the case. it makes sense the public wouldn't be turning on the president, but the problem the scandals create is more of a problem for liberalism in general. they create a narrative, understandably, of the problems with an unaccountable government, whether it's irs agents deciding to target political groups they don't agree with, or department of justice officials deciding to target journalists who they're annoyed at for getting out ahead of the national security story. so i think it's a problem for
the president's agenda going forward even if the public doesn't blame him for it directly. whether it's health care or guns or something else, you're going to have people say, well, do we really want the government that did these things, that messes up so many times, assuming more responsibility? >> i guess of the three things it would seem americans care least about the associated press and maybe of the three, most about the irs. i wonder, charles, you wrote in your article, your latest one, you write that, quote, for them, this is more about their scandal, less than what is scandalous. perhaps these new approval ratings indicate that many americans do agree with you. >> i think -- i mean, take a broad swipe at liberalism. it is trying to lay the case out. i think the issue here is more that people genuinely like this president. they really do not see any connection with him and what is happening in a kind of backwater
office in cincinnati or whoever. kind of low-level irs agents who are doing whatever they're doing and making a scream that it's inappropriate. and that scream, by the way, the "new york times" reports today, also caught over two dozen liberal groups in that screen, a number of apolitical groups in that screen. this was not necessarily a government and its liberal agenda trying to weed out people. it was people, low-level irs agents, that's what it appears to be at this point, trying to make a screen and knowing that the tea party was a political group, and they thought that was a good screen. that is actually not what they should have done, but it does not even appear they were being particularly political. they were just trying to do their jobs and trying to figure out an effective way to screen through these thousands of applications they were getting. it was only a handful of these people -- >> and somehow, they came up with the screen that just happened to flag groups with the
name tea party, conservative -- >> as well as liberal groups and as well as apolitical groups. >> the disparity is in large part because there were more applicants to be associated with the tea party, but it appears as though, according to some of the reporting and evidence, the same criteria was being applied to all of these groups. >> look, here's the issue, charles. the issue is that those low-level, mid-level bureaucrats, irs officials in cincinnati or wherever, they are the government. right? this is the critique of the problems with expansive government aren't always about the person who is in the oval office. in fact, david axelrod said the other day, well, you can't expect the president, he has so much going on underneath him, you can't expect him to know what is happening in every office. that's true, but the critique of expansive government is preci precisely that. that as government gets bigger, as people are empowered with sort of, you know, to deal with floods of applications here and
floods of applications there, the potential for abuse goes up and up and up. i think that's why this is an idealogical problem for liberalism even if it isn't a problem for the president. >> but it's not a problem for liberalism. you have a government that is responsible for upward of 300 million people, yes, a lot of moving parts in that. you cannot expect one office in cincinnati to represent the entirety of the government. that's just a false argument. >> thank you so much, gentlemen. you can still be on the same team but have differing opinions and we can hear both of you clearly, and we appreciate the discussion. >> always a pleasure. >> and charles blow, thank you so much to both of you. have a great rest of your sunday. >> all right, o.j. simpson, well, he says it's his lawyer's fault that he was convicted in a robbery and kidnapping case. he's trying to get out of jail, but will the judge buy his argument? plus, also in court again,
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all right, back on the docket this week, legal cases of reese witherspoon and o.j. simpson. we start with witherspoon. the actress' case is back in an atlanta court after being caught on tape mouthing off to police. remember this? >> do you know my name, sir? >> don't need to know it. >> you don't need to know my name? >> not quite yet. >> okay, you're about to find out who i am. >> first of all, i'm not real worried about your, ma'am. >> oh, boy. joey jackson and defense attorney rachel self joining me
now. it's embarrassing every time you see that tape. joey, let's begin with you. witherspoon has a status hearing on wednesday. a, what is that? >> a status hearing is just something to take heed of where we are in the case. will it move forward, will it resolve itself? but the case will resolve itself and apparently has. >> what do you mean? >> she was charged pretty much with disorderly conduct. it could have been worse for obstructing governmental administration. what does that mean? >> mouthing off to police. >> exactly. when an officer is doing their job, you don't impede what they're doing. i understand it's your husband, you love him, you don't want anything to happen to him, but when an officer says stay in the car, stay in the car. >> right. okay, did she also plead no contest, rachel? if so, why would she even have to be in this status hearing? or would she? >> at this point -- well, yes, it was my understanding she had
pled no contest to the disorderly conduct charge. however, it appears that her lawyer has since worked out this pretrial diversion, which is not a conviction. no contest is a conviction, and pretrial diversion is not a conviction. the difference between pleading guilty and pleading no contest is that with no contest, you're not admitting you did anything wrong, but it can still be used against you as a conviction, still can have collateral consequences, the truth of the consequences is under atlanta law, there is a case that makes it clear that mouthing off to police officers, being obnoxious, so long as it doesn't interfere with their official duties is not probable cause to arrest for disorderly conduct. i think that the prosecution in working out these deals of pretrial diversion will figure out if it's something they're seeking a conviction for. with her having no prior record, the nature of the charge being one of the most minor misdemeanors you can get, and it's solely in the prosecutor's discretion whether they're going to issue this, it was
appropriate. >> bottom line, very ocwouawkwa very embarrassing because it will live on forever. >> but not criminal. >> it could have been. >> well, good for her it's not. let's move on to the o.j. simpson trial. we heard from o.j. simpson last week, taking the stand for the first time in any legal case against him. the hall of famer looking really disheveled there and maybe this is a last stab at trying to get rid of this 33-year sentence for a robbery, assault, and kidnapping. so he testified, and this week it remains in court, or at least in session. so joey, what is likely to happen? are we going to hear a decision coming from the judge? could it come that soon? >> you know what will happen is i think the judge will reserve decision, thereby giving her an opportunity to evaluate everything. one thing that is clear here is that nothing is. of course, o.j. simpson takes the position that his lawyer should have told him there was a plea deal. was there really a plea deal? who knows, his lawyers should
have krocross-examined more effectively. his lawyer tells differently, i told him all these things, he rejected the plea deal, he opted not to testify. so with some, it's a credibility question. both of them interested witnesses. o.j. because he could go to jail, and his lawyer because he doesn't want to be deemed a horrible lawyer. >> real quick, they have to prove, or o.j. simpson and his camp has to prove there was a plea deal on the table, and that he was not informed of it, right? >> yes, well, what they need to do, it's a two-prong test, what they need to do is show it's an ordinary standard of reasonableness whether an orinary failable order would have reached the same conclusion, and if they reach that, but if for result of errors, the same sentence would have occurred.
if there was a plea deal and he didn't bring it to o.j., that is a conflict. but it's phony baloney. he's a convict, he's in jail, facing 33 years, and i don't believe it. >> thanks to both of you. appreciate it. >> luckily rachel is not the judge in that case. >> tough all the way through. >> all right. have a good one. all right, a hofstra university student is dead, and in a minute, the tragic story of how she was killed by a police officer who was actually trying to save her life. [ female announcer ] there's one thing dave's always wanted to do when he retires -- keep working, but for himself. so as his financial advisor, i took a look at everything he has. the 401(k). insurance policies. even money he's invested elsewhere. we're building a retirement plan to help him launch a second career. dave's flight school. go dave. when people talk, great things can happen.
tragic and sad story all the way around. investigators are looking into the death of a hofstra university student killed by a police officer's bullet. an officer who was trying to save her from an intruder who broke into her home and held her at gunpoint. poppy harlow has the rest. >> authorities say it was a bullet fired from a police officer's gun that led to the death of hofstra university student andrea ribello. >> let me start off by giving my most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the parents and sister of andrea. >> it happened friday morning in a home invasion robbery at the off campus house the 21-year-old shared with her twin sister and
two others. police went there after a 911 call from someone claiming the gunman ordered them out of the house to get cash from an atm. when police arrived, they said the suspect was holding a gun to andrea's head. >> he fired eight rounds in total. seven of the rounds struck our subject, one of those rounds struck the victim. >> police say andrea was shot in the head and died. also killed was the suspect, identified by police at 30-year-old dalton smith who they said had an extensive rap sheet and was wanting for jumping patrol. rhee ozwas a jut straw and the news of her death was extremely hard for those who knew her. >> she was really popular. everyone loved her, she was sweet. >> what an all-around nice young woman she was and how she was looking forward to getting an education and going off to college and making something wonderful out of her life.
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to mars. perhaps even colonize it. aldrin explains it all in his new book "mission to mars." we talked about why this goal is so important, especially now, but he also first talks about what the u.s. is missing by no longer having nasa-manned space travel. >> i think what we have been missing is some of the inspiration that has come out of humans being there and exploring new and different things. instead of going up with the space shuttle, and at the space station and coming back again. we need to be doing exploring missions. >> do you worry that children now who are thinking about what to do with their lives, how they plan their lives, they can't necessarily look at nasa and can't necessarily look at manned missions for the inspiration that so many generations of the past were able to do?
how do young people get inspired about science or even space exploration of the future in your view now? >> well, if you remember other people do, after "apollo" our science, technology, engineering, and math were up near the top worldwide. they're not that way anymore. so we have to renew our education systems and the way we do that is with inspirational missions. >> help me kind of recall, as you reflect, almost -- 44 years ago now, come july, what was that moment like for you when you set foot on the moon. do you remember? do you have any vivid memories of what you were feeling inside physically, what you were feeling, if there was any kind of recollection of the texture, what you were able to feel in your suit? >> well, the most important
moment was to land and to shut the engine off on the surface of the moon. without being able to do that, we couldn't land again and again and again. and we couldn't open the hatch and go outside, so that was clearly the most important. now, when i got down to the bottom of the ladder, after a moment or two, i used the words "magnificent desolation" referring to the magnificence of the human species to go through all of the technical advances of transportation and here we are, walking on the moon that people have been gazing up to see for hundreds of years. thousands of years. and we're so fortunate to be able to carry that out and fulfill a commitment by a president before another nation, the soviet union, could do that. we're at that desolate location where everything is gray, it's
just lots and lots oft covering old craters. the horizon is very clear because there's no atmosphere to interfere with our vision. but you could see the horizon curving away against a very black sky. no stars were visible because the sun was so bright behind us. but i could look way up in the sky and see the blue dot, the blue planet where everyone else was living except three of us. >> was it squishy? i mean, i know you had this big boot on, but was there a way you could kind of feel texture or, you know, get a sense as to what was below your boot? >> well, the surface looked like talcum powder when you put your foot down and it formed such a perfect -- i've got a replica of
that over here. >> neat. >> of a boot print, and the picture i took of the moon. on the other side is the astronaut pin, of course. and on my tie, up here, is mars. and that's where we're hopefully headed to go. >> all right. >> and now after overcoming depression and alcoholism, i now am planning the human missions for permanence on the planet mars. what a fortunate life i have had unfold for me. i am just such a grateful person for the events that have come my way and my ability to take advantage of those. >> fantastic. buzz aldrin, what a pleasure to talk with you. thank you so much for taking us around the world to the moon and beyond. and mars, and the book is "mission to mars" thank you so much and congratulations. a month and a half in advance of the 44th anversevy of your mission. >> thank you so much. i'm looking forward to the 50th
anniversary because that's when i hope we'll get a commitment to start permanence on mars. >> and this july marks the 44th anniversary of apollo 11. all right, a jockey coming back from retirement to ride right into the preakness stakes history. and it pays off with an upset win in his words. it doesn't get any better than this. this week on the next list, the inventor of the next generation of legos called little bits. >> each little bit is a preassembled, preengineered electronic module that has one specific function. >> one thing i notice is that the colors are very gender neutral. they're not all pink, not all blue. >> there's a hidden agenda that i really believe that we have to work harder to get girls interested in science and technology. but i don't believe in producing
products for girls or for boys. i think that the intention here was little bits were not going to be designed for boys. that was a deliberate decision, and automatically, they became gender neutral. >> i'm an engineer and the founder of little bits. >> watch how she's revolutionizing how kids learn about technology, this saturday, 2:30 eastern, on the next list. i'm here at walmart with chenoa,
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memorial day isn't just about the start of summer. for many families across the country, it's a time to remember loved ones and pay tribute to the fallen heroes of the nation. a group called carry the load are doing that. they're raising money for the families of those we have lost by walking 2,000 miles. the second year of the national rely. we start from west point, new york city, and head to dallas,
texas. it's 2,000 miles. we do that in 27 days with a mission to get the word out about memorial day. we have about 348 legs. each one is about five miles. >> i'm here for my son. my son was sergeant thomas robert bagosy, and he was united states marie corps. >> he was stationed at camp lejeune and served in iraq and afghanistan. tom actually took his own life on camp lejeune, may 10, 2010. i think a lot of people think of memorial day as the start of summer, and we don't really remember what the actual meaning is. so i think that it's really great to get out there and show everybody and be like, look, there are people who are dying for your freedom so you can celebrate and enjoy your summer, your barbecue. >> we all belong to a club nobody wants to belong to. nobody wants to lose anybody to become part of this. >> we kind of want memorial day to turn into memorial may. when you're seeing the families
walk legs with us and watching their children and holding than hand on a five-mile leg and talking to them about their dad, that to me is tough, but in the same breath, it also lets me know that they're not forgotten. >> tom was a very good man. he was great. he went to war, and he went back again, and he knew what he was getting into. >> he was a great marine, he was a wonderful father, and a good husband to his wife. and i miss him. so this is my way of saying, hey, tom, i'm still here. >> he carried it in his boot when he died, so it's close to my heart. >> as our legs get tired and our feet are sore, that pales in comparison to what people have done overseas. >> how are you? thanks for coming out. i'm travis mann. >> nice to meet you. >> thanks for coming out. >> you want to carry one of the flags? >> yeah, i don't mind. >> there you go. when it gets heavy, just let me know.
>> okay. okay. >> see some warm days, doing some long walks. it's across america that people have served. not just from one specific part of the country. it's from all our cities, small towns, that have gone overseas or wherever they have been locationed at. so i think it's all of america coming together. it's showing as they go through the communities, it doesn't matter which leg you're at, just that you can come out and show respect and really thank them for what they're doing. it doesn't matter where you're from. i think it's just something to show your respect with. >> carry this flag during this parade, i call it a parade, a small parade. but i just think that it's -- i don't know. it's just one of these things that i feel like i'm doing something for tom. >> and to learn more about the national relay or find out how you can participate, visit www.carrytheload.org. all right, he got up close and personal with a bear. and it meant that all of us got
to enjoy that same perspective. we're going to be talking to the mastermind behind planting a camera so you could see inside the mouth of a grizzly bear. >> plus, the star trek movie is a really big deal this weekend. we'll talk to the original captain kirk, but first, even after the tragedy at a clothing factory in bangladesh, some u.s. retailers are still not pushing for aggressive worker safety. christina romans is naming names next on your many. the president probably wishes he was talking about your job, your money, your prosperity, but he's not. i'm christine romans. this is "your money." president obama wants to steer the conversation toward his policy goals, but the smell of scandal is getting stronger in washington. the white house knocked off message by a rash of bad headlines. the irs allegedly targets conservative groups. the government spying on a.p. reporters. new details about the