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the east. i'm chris cuomo. >> happy 5th including the latest from egypt. violence flared up after the military took control. just look at pictures from the country. demonstrators rallying to the site of the imprisoned former president and there have been clashss on streets. a live report coming up. >> hope it's not just the beginning there. one of the things to look at. a new twist in the case of missing girl maddie mccannes. remember this story? missing 2007, vacationing with family in portugal, never knew what happened. now the case alive again. 38 persons of interest say british authorities, what new evidence they have, we'll take you through it. remember that terrifying video from toledo, a woman trapped inside her car after a sinkhole opens up in the earth
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below her. she is here live exclusively to talk to us on "new day" this morning. >> can't wait for that. can't wait to hear what she was thinking when that happened. unreal that it happened to her. begin with independence day celebrations that went horribly wrong. fireworks that were supposed to shoot up into the sky shot out into the crowd instead. that wasn't the only display that ended in disaster last night. john berman capturing it all for us. some of this went horribly wrong. >> it was a dangerous night in a lot of places. we know displays can be spectacular, that's why we go to them. but you have to be so careful. 28 people were hurt when fireworks exploded in the simi valley, california, sending the crowd running in terror. also incidents in colorado, seattle as well. >> reporter: for the first two minutes the annual fireworks show in simi valley, california, was spectacular.
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but then something went horribly wrong. some of the fireworks accidentally detonated and according to witnesses they all started going off at once. some too low to the ground. >> i thought it was pretty spectacular and then everything just went crazy and everybody started screaming and everything that was supposed to happen didn't happen. so it was pretty -- pretty frightening. >> reporter: pieces of fireworks rained down on spectators. >> we had bits and pieces of fireworks coming at us, a big, round cylinder block hit the person next to me, not hard, but it did impact her. >> reporter: of the 28 people injured, 20 were taken to the hospital. 16 with minor to severe injuries. the scene so violent a bomb squad was called to the scene to dispose of the rest of the fireworks. meanwhile, in colorado, a firework show there sparked a fire in the park. >> oh my gosh! oh my gosh! >> reporter: the flames ten-feet
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high. firefighters rushed to the scene. despite those heavy winds, crews were able to get the fire under control. >> these fires are like really scattered about. every time that wind would drop more ash down it would literally ignite and be like -- >> reporter: in seattle, six boats loaded with fireworks go up in flames just minutes before the annual show there. officials say illegal fireworks aboard caused that fire. in the simi valley incident, the one with the most injuries, an investigation is under way to determine what caused those fireworks to explode. as of now, they're suggesting it appears to have been an accident. chris in. >> thanks for that. let's talk about this more now. joining us from simi valley, california, captain mike lindberry with the fire department. >> good morning. good to be here. >> thanks for joining us. we know what happened. what do we know about why this
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happened, sir? >> well, we just really entered the primary portion of the investigation. so it's really tough to tell. what it appears to be is ground explosion of one of the mortars that caused the chain reaction with the others that were set up to go for the display. but like i said, we haven't determined that completely yet. we need to get in there. it's going to be a slow process. we want to make sure that we dispose of all of the unexploded ordnance and make that area safe to get in and take a good, close look. >> absolutely, that should be the priority, captain. let me ask you, at this early stage, any indication of anything that was different this year because obviously it's an annual event? >> well, you know what, it's an annual event, yes. different, yeah, there was a big difference this year in the fact that the accident occurred. >> no, but i mean in terms of
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were people closer to it this year, set up differently, did you have more than usual? that's what i mean. >> no, no. actually we -- we had our crowds over 350 feet away from the area that they actually launched the fireworks from. the -- required by law it's 300 feet. fortunately, we did have them farther out there or we could have, you know, seen a little bit more or more serious injury. you know, it's difficult thing to look at when you see the videos. but other than that, no, we really didn't have anything different that i know of. >> luckily, you had a lot of support people, first responder there's. it's interesting in hearing the events a mortar may have gone off the wrong way, that you need a bomb squad to deal with unexploded ordnance. do you think people understand for all of the beauty, how
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powerful the fireworks are? >> i don't know. that's a good question. and i would say anybody that's ever seen one or heard them going off are have to have some idea of that. i work in the business and i do realize the energy released with things like that, so i said earlier today, there is an inherent danger with all of this because we are dealing with things that explode. but we're so used to being able to control them as we do every year, successfully, i'm sure we've done it successfully in thousands of towns all over the united states yesterday, but unfortunately something went terribly wrong in simi last night. it's really our job to get in there and figure out what happened and get in there and try to figure out how to prevent that from happening again. >> absolutely. captain, thanks for joining us. as you find things out, please come back to us, let us know
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what we can report. thankfully people were hurt but nobody lost their lives and that's what matters in the end. appreciate it. >> thank you. along with those firework displays people are making a long holiday weekend. we'll see a lot of weather extreme. intense heat scorching a large portion of the country and nonstop rain in the south and parts of the midwest. let's bring in chad meyers to take a look at everything's that's going on. seem extreme's one way or the other, chad. >> there's no normal. it's either 40 or 100, a drought or flooding. yesterday another day of extreme weather. >> reporter: spectacular light shows filled the sky from d.c. to boston but the sizzling temps too much for some. >> the outline of the shade is the outline of the crowd. >> reporter: 120 people received heat-related medical attention at boston. heavy rain and floods plagued
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other parts of the east. >> raining on our parade. it's soaking our parade. >> reporter: rising waters turned traj nick southwest virginia. one man drowned outside his home battling waters. roads in the area simply impassable. in the southeast, parts of the florida panhandle received as much as 18 inches of rain. >> it hasn't been this high since i've been here. i've been going down here since i was 9. >> reporter: wet lawn chairs lining the parade route in southern ohio, postponed due to the downpours. tennessee, the rain didn't stop the party. >> always awesome. getting a little soaked this year. >> reporter: west, golf ball-sized hail pummels new mexico. despite a steady drizzle, 60,000 peach tree road race runners powered through the 10 dshgs account, reminding us what the 4th is about. >> great to see runners brave the weather, had an amazing race. a great morning for it. >> you know, i can't do 10k in
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the dry. i don't know how they did it in the wet. so good for them they finished. 60,000 people finished the 10k in atlanta, georgia. hot one in the northeast. the numbers when we talked about temperatures and heat indexes, talking about 100 to 105, those are in the shade. that's not in the sun. you walk on the other side of the street, it can be 15 degrees warmer than that. consider that if you walk your dog. make sure dogs have plenty of shade. 91 new york city. it's going to feel like 100. 95 boston, it's going to feel like 104. washington, d.c., hot in the mall as well. rain continues. this is where it has rained so very hard. look at this. i backed up 48 hours of radar into four seconds. 17 inches of rainfall in 48 hours. the next 48 hours in the next 4 seconds. guess where it's raining? the same places. wet on top of wet. the ground can't handle it anymore. watch out for flooding, especially at night driving
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around you don't know how deep the water is. be careful this weekend. it's going to rain literally in the same spots for the entire weekend long. >> exact same radar from two days ago to two days from now, be careful. hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. drink your water in the heat. i don't listen to my own advice half of the time. >> hopefully everybody at home is. >> other news this morning. a man is in custody after police say they spotted him in a truck loaded with firearms, moletive cocktails and body armor on the university of washington campus. the question, did he have a plan? more on the story. >> we have no idea what his intentions are. >> reporter: authorities in seat rl trying to figure out why 21-year-old man from nevada was driving around the university of washington with a bunch of mole tav cocktails, rifle, shotgun body armor. police say they first made contact with the suspect, who
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they are not naming on tuesday, after discovering him sleeping in a pickup truck near campus. >> the suspect was questioned and vehicle checked for various warrants with nothing coming back. >> reporter: they let the suspect go, but wednesday morning campus police learned the truck had been reported stolen in butte, montana. officers tracked down the vehicle once again. police say they found a supply of weapons hidden in the bed of the truck. >> a stolen scoped rifle, a stolen shotgun, suspected incendiary devices and body armer. >> the suspect is in king county jail. authorities aren't commenting on what he intended to do with weapons and explosives. >> anytime you have someone with body armor, long guns and incendiary devices that's a significant concern. >> reporter: increased police presence on campus but police
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don't believe there's a threat to the university of washington or community. authorities are describing this as an active investigation where they're following any and all leads. tory dunnan, cnn, los angeles. big story we've been watching all week, tensions simmering in egypt. the military cracking down on supporters of ousted president morsi. in return, the defiant muslim brotherhood calling on supporters to protest. reza sayah live in cairo with the latest. you've been following protests from both sides all week. but what is it looking like it's going to be today? >> reporter: every day feels different here. but today, kate, we're feeling tension because no one knows how the muslim brotherhood supporters of the ousted president morsi are going to react act. how angry? they have called for mass protests throughout egypt. are they going to be big?
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is there going to be violence? there is concern because in some areas we've already seen bloodshed. >> reporter: a brotherhood backlash. more than 100 injured, as supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood movement clash in three districts, including the ousted president's hometown. thursday night's brawl, the first sign of retaliation, by morsi supporters who still say he's egypt's legitimate leader. in cairo, morsi supporters remain peaceful, but defiant. >> translator: we are all present in all of the squares in egypt from now on until a legitimate president, mohamed morsi, returns back to his natural place, the presidential palace. >> reporter: the former democratically elected president is in military custody, and now fighting for his freedom. one day after the armed forces
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toppled him from power, egypt's top prosecutor banned morsi from leaving the country and launched accusations the former president insighted deadly violence. more than 30 muslim brotherhood leaders in custody and facing charges. on thursday, egypt's top judge mon monsour was sworn in. inviting the muslim brotherhood to help bill the nation. many in the brotherhood not in the mood for fence mending. planning a day of protests calling it friday of rejection. we've just learned that in some areas those pro-morsi demonstrations have started. some supporters are making provocative statements saying they're willing to die. other brotherhood leaders saying, let's keep things peaceful. all of egypt bracing itself for
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what today could bring. chris? >> thank you for that. let's stay on the continent of africa. learning more about nelson mandela's touch and go health situation. court document says mandela's condition had gotten so bad last week, doctors were recommending taking him off life support. since then, 94-year-old south african icon has rallied. robyn curnow in pretoria with the latest this morning. good morning, robin. >> reporter: good morning, chris. just an indication of how gravely ill mandela is in the hospital behind me, we're learning he has been on dialysis, receiving treatment for kidney failure. this, of course, in addition to the fact that he can't breathe on his own, that he's been on a ventilator. despite also reports, though, that he was in a vegetative state. we know it's not that bad. we understand that he is still responsive, if somebody talks to him, his eyes flicker open. so he is responding to stimuli.
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and there is an indication that perhaps he has rallied in the last week and a half because there were reports and court documents saying doctors advised the family to switch off machines but they didn't feel it was necessary and in the last week or so. so south africans cognizant of the fact mandela's gravely ill. a group singing outside the hospital. many come here after a month to pay tribute to him. >> robin, thank you so much. so much emotion surrounding this. the strength of the man, 94, critical but stable condition for now. >> the whole world watching, waiting, praying for him and his family. there's a lot of news developing this in hour. >> good morning. good morning to you at home. making news, heartbreak at fourth of july just north of oklahoma city. a 7-year-old boy died after a trailer, pulled by his father, ran him over. the boy either jumped or fell off of a float and run over by
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the trailer carrying it. his father rushed out of the truck and he and a nearby performed cpr on the boy but pronounced dead at the hospital. in chicago the fourth of july taking a deadly turn, four killed, 15 wounded in separate shootings, one victim a 7-year-old boy having a picnic -- a holiday picnic with his family. in another incident police shot and killed a 17-year-old who police say pulled the gun on him. police in washington, d.c. vague menacing video. a known activist loading a shotgun in the nation's capital. take a look at this. >> we will not allow our government to destroy our humanity. we are the final american revolution, see you next independence day! >> the guy in the video tried to hold a protest that involved people carrying loaded weapons
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in the state capitol. if -- in the nation's capital. they can authenticate the video he could face a year in prison. major progress on the fires in arizona. the yarnell hill blaze that killed 19 elite firefighters is 80% contained, nearly double containment crews had on the fire yesterday. some of the people evacuated near prescott, arizona are able to return home. the forecast is calling for cooler temperatures, calmer winds, which we know will be more helpful for the firefighters. lastly, if you didn't get a chance, like us, to see fireworks last night we'll bring them to you now. a weekend of food, fun, concerts at fair st. louis. the sea put on an impressive show with the washington monument in the foreground. in new york, macy's fireworks show dazzled and had a superstar's touch. usher helped create the score
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and visual design this year. 7:30 bedtime. you don't see all of that. i'm glad we had a chance to see the fireworks show exacted. >> driving back last night, fireworks going off on the sides of the highway. it was interesting, you could feel in the car the -- a nod to how powerful. >> pyrotechnics. >> we'll go to break now. when we come back on "new day," prosecutors about to wrap up their case in the zimmerman trial. who could be their big finish? trayvon martin's mortgage may take the stand. >> remember the name and the face, madeleine mccann missing for six years. now there may be a big break in the case. british police actually believe she's still alive. ready? happy birthday! it's a painting easel! the tide's coming in!
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welcome back, everybody. great to have you with us on "new day." the prosecution planning a strong finish in the george zimmerman trial. in a fur hoew hours sybrina ful could be on the witness stand. the big question, can she identify her son's voice as the one crying out for help in those 911 tapes? remember, most of the all-female jury are mothers as well.
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cnn's george howell is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that is exactly what prosecutors are banking on, that question, who would better know their child's cries for help better than a mother? they hope that resonates with the jury of six women, five of them, chris, mothers. >> reporter: it's been the cornerstone of the prosecution's case from the beginning, screams heard on the 911 audiotape said to be proof of who was the aggressor the night trayvon martin was shot and killed, that is if the screams can be identified. >> do you think he's yelling help. >> yes. >> what is your -- >> just -- there's gunshots. >> reporter: martin's mother, sybrina fulton, is expected to take the stand in the most emotional day in court yet. >> trayvon's mother is going to make a compelling witness because she will personalize trayvon martin, she's going to have the jury, i think, feeling
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for her loss. >> reporter: both parents seen crying during testimony. martin's mother here with her eyes closed and looking away, as jurors were shown graphic pictures of her son's lifeless body. the main focus of fulton's testimony will no doubt be her account of whose fake cries for help she believes are on the tape. judge deborah nelson ruled out forensic testimony from voice recording experts but left the door open for someone more familiar with the person's voice to identify it. someone like a mother. >> do you believe that is your son's voice? >> yes, i do. i believe that's trayvon martin. that's my baby's voice. every mother knows their child and that's his voice. >> i think that once jurors get back to the deliberation room and the emotion wears off, i think the power of her testimony will not be as strong. >> reporter: analysts say that the defense may choose not to cross-examine. instead, it's likely they'll call on george zimmerman's father to countertestify.
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he says that it's the voice of his son screaming for help. ultimately, the jury of six women, some of them mothers, have to decide. we expect to hear from the prosecution's strongest witnesses today as state rests its case this evening. and then defense attorneys will lay out their case for the next several days calling their own witnesses. >> george, thank you very much. critical question on the voice testimony, is that the voice of somebody who fears that they may be beaten to death or is it the voice of somebody who fears they're about to be shot? we'll have a lot more on this trial, obviously, in the next hour. live coverage when it begins at 8:30 eastern. >> we'll be watching that very, very closely today. still ahead, next on "new day," a stunning -- this is amazing that this story is back in the headlines -- stunning twist in the case of a missing child that drew worldwide attention. british police believe there is new evidence that madeleine mccann may still be alive six
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i cannot identify this song but i'm happy you're back with us on "new day." thursday, july 5th. i'm chris cuomo. that's the kings of leon and one of my favorite bands! >> that's the best. he has voices in his head. i'm kate bolduan.
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>> making news now, fireworks displays gone wrong in simi valley, california, injuring 30 people. witnesses tell local media, a few minutes into the show the fireworks started shooting sideways along the ground. this in show started half a dozen small fires. after the show the firefighters put them out. egypt, concerns high that anger could erupt today. muslim brotherhood urging leaders of morsi to take to the street. he and leaders of the organize remain under arrest and may face charges over the death of protesters during clashes with morsi supporters, many whom also died. police are looking for 300 more muslim brotherhood members. seems like common sense, can't bring a gun on the united states but some haven't figured it out yet. airport screeners found 894 guns on passengers or in their bags. the first half of this year. that's a 30% increase over 2012.
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in may, in just one week, they loaded 45 loaded guns, 15 with bullets in their chambers. the most common excuse, forgot it was there. more fallout from paula d n deen's remarks. parting ways with long time agent barry winer. instrumental in getting deen the food network show that made her a star. the late nest a landslide of the news for deen. more than a dozen retailers are have said they will no longer do business with her after she admitted to using the n-word. a sideline interview turning a sports reporter into a viral headline. amy campbell covering a high school recruiting event when she kind of got bowled over during a play. >> he's out there, with a kid like robinson. >> chris says, she took the hit. >> he tried to say watch out. >> he's like watch out. >> campbell says her knee was
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bruised when lane collided with her. lane taught me yesterday maybe i do need insurance. >> she took the hit. >> she did. >> doing the interview -- >> the kid didn't drop the ball. four points of contact, fingers on the ball, ball in the arm, ball up in the arm, against the body. >> not the point of the story. >> just saying. >> she tweeted they're still friends. >> she took the hit. >> we missed the last part, she gets up and just decks him. >> anyway, sports on the brain. let's bring in andy scholes with the bleacher report. basketball, right? >> where's the basketball? >> on the set. >> could be a big day in the nba guys. dwight howard, supposed to make his decision today. the nba free agency period been on standby waiting for howard to make the call. expected to do that today and there's plenty of nervous fan bases waiting for it. the lakers, rockets, mavs, warriors in the running. yesterday espn reported that the warriors have aggressively been
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pursuing trades to free up cap room to sign howard. currently in the mountains of colorado mulling over this decision. the oddsmakers in las vegas have the houston rockets as a favorite to land howard. the alex rodriguez era in new york isn't going to come to an end anytime soon. rodriguez said most people would say get me out of here, trade me, do anything. but i'm the crazy man who goes, i want to compete, i want to stay in new york. i refuse to quit. looks like yankees fans that don't like a-rod can forget about him retiring or negotiating a buyout for $100 million left on his contract. who said there aren't any americans left at wimbledon? mike and bob brian one win away from becoming first men's doubles team to hold all four major titles at same time. the twins are possibly the most underrated american athletes today. won 14 grand slam titlesing the most ever for a team and spent 310 weeks at number one in the
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world. that's also a record. if you're looking for something to cheer for at wimbledon, the bryan brothers. >> unfair advantage. the identical twins. they can think things at the same time. >> one is bigger. >> really? >> i forget mike or bob. one is bigger, a huge serve, a lefty. a good chest bump. >> andy scholes, work on that. might break technology, but that's okay. have a great weekend. coming up on "new day" -- six years after she disappeared, amazing but could be true, scotland yard says they have new leads suggesting maddie mccann may be alive. after a horrific parasailing accident that left two teenagers in critical condition, there are new questions now surrounding the company's safety record.
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welcome back, everybody. new hope this morning for the parents of missing child maddie mccann. police have identified 38 persons of interest in the case of the little british girl who vanished while vacationing with her family in portugal six years ago. cnn's atika shubert live in london with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. i don't know if you remember this case in 2007 but it stalled with a lot of frayed relationships between british and portuguese police. but now that relationship has been repaired. it seems, as a result, there is new evidence. take a look. >> reporter: madeleine mccann was 3 years old when she disappeared from a resort in
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portugal six years ago. now, british police say they have new leads and are reopening the investigation called operation grange. they want to question 38 people across europe, including 12 british nationals who they believe were in portugal at the time. madeleine's parents kate and gerry mccann campaigned tirelessly to keep her in the public's memory while raising two other children. >> i don't want them to go through the emotion and i don't want them to have the burden of thisser of having to keep looking and looking and looking and not being able to stop, you know? so, we need to find her now. >> reporter: british police say their help from private investigators has made a difference. after 16 visits to portugal and reviewing more than 30,000 documents, police are hopeful. >> there is no clear definitive proof that madeleine mccann is dead. so on that basis, i still genuinely believe there's a possibility that she's alive. >> reporter: police have
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released this photo of what madeleine may look like at 9 years of age. she has now turned 10. authorities are asking the public to help find this little girl wherever she may be. now where are they looking to talk to those 38 people? britain and portugal are the top two places. but also a number of other countries in europe. but it could take several months to get new word on this. >> thank you. surprising, nonetheless. coming up in the 8:00 hour, more on what these new leads could really mean and chances that maddie could be found alive. a detective who has surprising answers. kate? now let's go around the world starting in seoul. an important meeting between north and south korea. here's cnn's diana magma. >> reporter: talking is something north and south korea haven't been doing much of recently. officials from both countries will meet to talk about what to
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do with the complex. that's this shared economic dome north of the dmz, which was shut down in april after the north pulled out its workers. it's the last remaining symbol of inter-korean copration. the factory owners who are south korea say we need to know what to do with it otherwise we'll pull out our stuff and something the north probably doesn't want. >> thank you. republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham make a surprise fourth of july visit to afghanistan to thank american troops for service there. details from islamabad, pakis n pakistan. >> reporter: mccain and graham prevailed over a the troops when they made the surprise visit fourth of july. the trip at a time of great controversial between washington and kabul. karzai has suspended talks over the size of the force that will remain once international troops withdraw at the end of 2014.
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senator mccain reiterated that this is a greater important relationship and strategic partnership. back to you. >> thank you. bolivian president morales furious over his plane being diverted in the search for edward snowden. it prompted an emergency meeting of south american leaders. matthew chance has more. >> reporter: bolivia could shut down the u.s. embassy and its capital in retaliation for what it says was a conspiracy aimed at its president. one of the messages from an emergency meeting of south american presidents called in protest against the refusal by some european countries to allow a plane carrying the leader morales to cross their territory. amid suspicions of wanted nsa leaker edward snowden was on board. in a joint statement called for a public apology from france, portugal, italy, spain. but stopped short of taking concrete action. back to you, kate. >> matthew chance, thank you.
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but for all these symptoms, you also take kaopectate. new kaopectate caplets -- soothing relief for all those symptoms. kaopectate. one and done. welcome back to "new day." our political gut check. stories from washington and around the country. >> president obama meeting with his senior national security advisers as tension and instability heat up in egypt and the gop battle to end obama care may be taking a surprising turn. >> surprising turn.
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let's get straight to brianna keilar here to break it down for us. first, let's talk about the developing situation in egypt. we know the president, we've seen the pictures, talking with his national security team, probably not surprisingly. what do you know about the acts the white house is taking, what they're considering and what they might do in response to the developing situation there? >> reporter: i think at this point, kate, it's actually a bit of a wait and see, as they try to kind of see how things are developing because they obviously are moving very quickly on the ground there in egypt. what's sort of fascinating to me as a white house reporter is we give white house press secretary jay carney a hard time because the last person he's talking to, i'm not going to read out every conversation, the white house seem to be reading out, as they call it telling us of the conversations that white house officials, state department officials, are having with counterparts in egypt and in the middle east, trying to really show they're involved here. but it's threading a needle at
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this point. you have mohamed morsi the president out, democratically elected but at same time with the muslim brotherhood which has been a thorn in the side i guess of the u.s. because it sort of hurt the u.s.' being able to depend on egypt in its normal role as a stabilizing influence in the u.s. the military has intervened. the u.s. has influence over the military in the form of aid. president obama and the white house is trying to wait and see how things go there, knowing that they have leverage over the military. >> on the aid question, there's this issue of is it a coup or not. the president still and the administration still not calling this a military coup. but at the same time, the president is instructing agencies to review whether or not aids should be called and considering the situation. how significant is that move? does that indicate he's moving in that direction of calling there's a coup? >> not necessarily because i think the issue is if he were to
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say it were a coup, u.s. law says if it is a coup, aid to egypt would be suspended. so that's really the issue of not calling it a coup. at this point you have a lot of republicans who they say we don't want aid to go away, president obama would have backup from republicans is democrats. if he doesn't want to call it a coup, he's got backing in his corner from both parties. >> another situation at home, brianna, with obama care. republicans say they want an investigation of the delay, the administration delaying the requirement that employers provide health care. what's go on with that? >> well, they wanted, first off, as you know, republicans aren't fans of obama care and didn't like this mandate in particular that said businesses 50-plus employees would have to provide insurance. so they didn't like it but a lot of them were resigned to the fact this is law. they figured this will be a great political weapon in the 2014 midterms. with the delay they don't have it anymore. you can imagine they're kind of
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annoyed they're not going to have that, so they want to investigate the decision. they call this decision political. >> isn't that also offer some funny politics because republicans, house republicans especially, tried to repeal the health care law 30 times. but now when part of it's delayed they're investigating why is it delayed, they almost want to see it in place. that's pretty funny politics. >> yeah. welcome to washington. you know one side calls it politics the other side calls politics. but this is certainly something republicans wanted to use this next go round. no doubt obama care will be an issue but they're afraid they can't make it as big a one. >> took fire out of their campaigning. >> sounds like a waste of time. we have to let you go. see if you can find out when politicians come back from vacation are they going to deal with the student loan issue? they bumped up the rates they have to repeal it. find out where it is on their urgency list. >> should be urgent, urgent matter. >> time investigating the delay of something they don't even like. >> yeah. >> focus on what matters, guys.
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that's why we put you there. >> do you hear that? that means it's time for the rock, block roundup of the stories. >> we are getting into the club early. >> my feet are all over the place. washington post. the old phone lines on fire island destroyed by hurricane sandy. verizon replacing them with a wireless system. sounds like a riddle, why is china's yellow sea green? answer, a massive growth of al alg algae, beaches covered in a thick layer of what i think is icky green. in the orlando sentinel the story of the missing california dog found three years later in a florida animal shelter. the pit bull and its owner should be reunited this weekend. >> too big to press. zain asher's got the business news. big number, jobs. >> of course the june jobs report. we're an hour and a halfway from
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the june jobs report. stock futures strongly higher in anticipation. cnn money poll expects 155,000 new jobs with jobless rate falling to 7.5%. relief for home buyers the average rate for the 30-year fixed rate mortgage fell to 4.29%, down from two-year high one week earlier. the 15-year also falling to 3.39%. and the "wall street journal" says some ar lines are lowering ticket prices but making up for it by charging passengers for services that used to be free, things like meals or checked bags. the airline industry has been under pressure to boost revenue. >> sounds sneaky. >> it does sound sneaky. >> someone who is not sneaky, chad myers in the weather center with what you need to know before you head out the door. >> it's not the heat, it's the humidity today. gulf moisture out of the deep south into the ohio valley. hazy, hot, humid for the east. stormy and wet for the middle
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part of the country. new york city 100 with the humidity. take a look, picture from tuesday. santa rosa, new mexico, that is not snow. that's hail. a foot of hail. holy mackerel, andy. they had to get a snowplow out to move the hail. put that in new york city non now on the ground, everybody standing around it. >> chad myers, thank you. we're at the top of the hour. you know it means time for the top news. >> oh my gosh. it's all falling on the field. >> breaking over night, fireworks disaster dozens injured when a fireworks show goes terribly wrong. dramatic video ahead. sudden plunge. imagine driving when the road literally falls in below you, plummeting 20 feet into the
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earth. the woman trapped inside the sinkhole joins us live this morning. engagement photo shoot that turned into a dramatic river rescue, the bride-to-be that bolted from the photo shot to save a little boy. >> your "new day" starts now. >> what you need to know -- >> this is not a coup. this is a revolution. >> what you just have to see. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, indicate baldwin and michela pereira. >> good morning. welcome back to "new day." friday, squul jul 5th from i'm chris cuomo joined by michela pereira. hope everybody had a good fourth of july. coming up, egypt in turmoil, live in cairo. tensions are reaching a boiling point between supporters of
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deposed president mohamed morsi and the military. we will bring you the latest from the ground. and then, expecting a big day in the george zimmerman trial. trayvon martin's mother could be taking the stand as the prosecution rests. how could her testimony sway the jury? an emotional day. vinny politan and danny cevallos will be joining us. two teenage girls recovering after critically injured in the horrific parasailing accident. new and troubling allegation of the company that owned the boat. hard to watch that video. independence day disasters, ly not want this to happen. last night at a park in simi valley, california, the traditional ohs and ahs replaced with absolute screams when fireworks shot into the crowd injuring dozens. john berman is here with an update. terrifying for folks. >> a number of incidents overnight as you said, dozens of
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people injured. the most serious, in simi valley, california, fire officials tell us it may have been a chain reaction on the ground that made it so dangerous. >> reporter: for the first two minutes the annual fireworks show in simi valley, california, was some of the fireworks dentally detonated, and according to witnesses they all started guying off at once. some too low to the ground. >> i thought it was pretty spectacular and then everything went crazy and everybody started screaming and everything that was supposed to happen didn't happen. so it was pretty frightening. >> reporter: pieces of fireworks rained down on spectators. >> we had bits and pieces of fireworks coming at us, a big round cylinder block hit the person sitting next to me, not hard, but it did impact her. >> reporter: of the 28 people injured, 20 were taken to the hospital, 16 with minor to
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severe injuries. the scene so violent a bomb squad was called to the scene to dispose of the rest of the fireworks. meanwhile, in colorado, a fireworks show there sparked a fire in the park. >> oh my gosh! oh my gosh! >> reporter: the flames ten feet high, firefighter rushed to the scene. despite those heavy winds, crews were able to get that fire under control. >> these fires are like really scattered about and so every time that wind would drop more ash down, it would just literally ignite and just be like -- >> reporter: and in seattle, boats went up in flames minutes before the annual show there. after nearby fireworks landed on a boat cover. authorities say it was illegal fireworks that sparked the blaze there. and the damage estimate, about $1.5 million. you know every year around the fourth of july, during the month, there are thousands of people who go to the emergency room with fireworks injuries but talking about the personal stuff. >> exactly. >> shooting it off on the back
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lawns. it's not spectators at public shows. surprising to see. >> there are laws to how close things are to be set off. >> even with that a randomness. these are bombs going off, they happen to be beautiful ones. i spoke with captain mike lindbery, he says it's early on but they're trying to get to the bottom of what caused the simi valley mishap. take a listen. we haven't determined that completely yet. we need to get in there. it's a slow process. we want to make sure that we dispose of the unexploded ordnance and make that area safe to get in there and take a good, close look. >> it's interesting, hearing the description of the events, a mortar may have gone off the wrong way, you need a bomb squad to deal with unexploded ordnance. do you think people understand, for all of their beauty, how powerful the pyrotechniques, fi works are. >> there is an inherent danger because we are dealing with
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things that explode. but we're so used to being able to control them as we do every year successfully, i'm sure we've done it successfully in thousands of towns all over the united states yesterday, but unfortunately something went terribly wrong in simi. >> no allegation of any real wrongdoing, you know? they are calling it an accident now. they did make a point, the law there, 300 feet you have to be back. captain said their people were back 350. >> so as you said, beautiful but they're so powerful, sometimes you don't think people remember that when they go to see the shows. it's not just fireworks we're talking about, talking about mother nature adding a wrinkle to the july 4th festivities. scorching in some places, soaking in others. video of flooding has been amazing. what is the weekend looking like? >> more rain for the same places. jet stream's not moving, rain
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staying in the same place. a love time lapse. 48 hours worth of rainfall here the last 48 hours, obviously. watch right down here, watch south florida where the rain one storm after another, 17 inches of rainfall right there. and then rain in across georgia. let me back you up, two years in georgia 97% drought. this year, no drought. in fact, flooding. extreme weather continues. yesterday was no different. >> reporter: spectacular light shows filled the sky from d.c. to boston but the sizzling temps too much for some. >> the outline of the shade is the outline of the crowd. >> reporter: 120 people received heat-related medical attention at boston. and heavy rain and floods plagued other parts of the east. >> it's soaking our parade. >> reporter: rising waters turned tragic in southwest west virginia. one man drowned outside his home
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batting waters. many roads in the area impassab impassable. florida panhandle received 18 inches of rain. >> it hasn't been this high since i've been here. i've been down here since i was 9 years old. >> reporter: wet lawn chairs line the parade route in south ohio postponed due to the downpours. nashville, tennessee the rain didn't stop their party. >> it's always been awesome. just getting a little soaked this year. >> reporter: out west, golf ball-sized hail pummels northern california and new mexico. despite a steady drizzle, 60,000 peach tree road race runners powered through the 10k, reminding us what the 4th is about. >> brave the weather, had an amazing race. a great morning for it. >> i don't know what's better, 95 degree heat and try to run in that or run in the rain. so the peach tree did get off yesterday. 60,000 people made it through the 10k. congratulations to all. hot day in the northeast today. temperatures going to feel like
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100 with the heat index from boston down to the carolinas. mild through the central part of the country. flooding conditions interest ohio to florida. >> as i like to say, best place to be indiana. that seems to be the place where the best place is. >> at least we're not getting hit with the bad weather. what's go on in egypt. that place remains in chaos. report that the police and army attacked with rockets in the sinai peninsula. the muslim brotherhood stoking its supporters to get in the streets and protest the ouster of mohamed morsi. reza sayah on the streets of cai cairo. what's the situation? >> reporter: right now we're on a street leading to tahrir square getting ready to celebrate again. one of the receive near stands. this is selling like hotcakes, the general that told mohamed morsi's no longer president.
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you have anonymous masks, you have afro wigs and egyptian flags. there's partying but there's a little bit of tension because no one's sure what the muslim brotherhood is going to do supporters of mohamed morsi. they have called for protests. are they going to be big? have they going to be violent? some are concerned because in some areas things are turned ugly. >> reporter: a brotherhood backlash. more than 100 injured as supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi and his muslim brotherhood movement clash in three districts, including the ousted president's hometown. thursday night's brawl, the first sign of retaliation by morsi supporters who still say he's egypt's legitimate leader. in cairo, morsi supporters remain peaceful but defiant. meanwhile, the former democratically elected president is in military custody and now
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fighting for his freedom. one day after the armed forces toppled him from power, egypt's top prosecutor banned morsi from leaving the country, then launched an investigation into accusations that the former president incited deadly violence. more than 30 muslim brotherhood leaders also in custody, and facing charges. on thursday egypt's top judge, monsour sworn in as interim president. after he reached out to the president's supporters invig the muslim brotherhood to help bill the nation. many in the brotherhood not in the mood for fence mending. instead planning a day of protests calling it friday rejection. we can tell you that some of the pro-morsi demonstrations have started, some muslim brotherhood leaders have made some provocative statements saying they're willing to die, others
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have said let's keep things peaceful. mixed messages. we're going to wait to see what today brings, kate. >> all right. reza, thanks for bringing that to us all week. egypt also this is an important thing, one thing we talk about a lot, controls a critical passageway, the suez canal, a key location for transporting oil and uncertainty in egypt some are saying has led to an oil price spike in the middle of the week. break this down more. cnn's global economic analyst and assistant managing editor of "time" magazine. great to see you. thanks for coming in. it's always a question of how does the crisis in the middle east translate to oil prices which translate to gas pumps here in the u.s. starting with the crisis and the chaos, what affect is that having o oil prices? >> you saw a spike on wednesday, i'll went to its highest price in 13 months. now thankfully since then it's gone back down but it's still hovering over $100 a barrel which is relatively high by
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historical standards. >> what do you think is affecting that? >> we're going to see a volatile summer. it's not just egypt, iranian sanctions are keeping supplies tight, new demand from asia. the jobs numbers will be a big indicator of what the recovery is doing in the u.s. and may increase demand. we may see continued high prices, as long as there's no violence in the middle east. >> ho is that going to impact if there's volatility in the oil market, how is that going to affect gas prices? >> summer's a time when you see rising gas prices anyway. again, it's going to keep prices higher than they might have been ordinarily. global demand has been weaker than it has been in the past. we should have been at this point seeing prices down below $100 a barrel. i think this summer we're not going to see that for all of the reasons we've spoken about. >> a wild ride. is the key in your mind to offer some stability, is it the
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military can be confident and keep the suez canal open? >> absolutely. it's how the transition is handled. we want to see a swift move to free elections. you want all parties involved. democracy's about elections but also how everyone in society is being treated. you want to see the transition be smooth. >> looking ahead in an hour and 15 minutes a big june jobs report. we'll talk more with you about it then. what are you expecting? >> i'm expecting a slight decrease in unemployment figure. looking at about 150,000, 165,000 jobs created. >> good news. >> i think so. it's a little bit lower than it was in may but i think it's going to be enough to keep us where we are. it not a robust recovery but i don't think we'll see things really dip. >> talk more about it then. glat great to see you. slow but steady. >> important to see where the jobs are coming from. >> very important. >> a lot of other news.
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let get over to michela pereira. >> heartbreaking details. we know the 19 firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting the yarnell hill fire died from burns inhalation problems. the medical examiner's office releasing findings thursday. learning about upcoming tributes for the men. a 19-hearse procession from sunday morning. memorial services set for tuesday. we should report that the fire is now 80% contained. a miracle in china. the 15-month-old baby pulled from the rubble of a house that collapsed in a landslide, the infant buried alive for some seven hours. officials discovered her cradle by her grandmother whose body was crushed against concrete and beams but enough room for her granddaughter to survive. intense search off of coney island for two missing jet skiers. a man and woman on a personal water craft. the woman fell off. the man jumped in after her. neither have been seen since.
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breaking news. the late pope john paul ii is to be made a saint. we should get -- let you know that was announced from the vatican. we're getting details about that as we speak into the "cnn newsroom." announced by the vatican. no data announced for the canonization ceremony. but that has been announced they will declare pope john paul ii a saint. a special tribute at the annual boston pops fourth of july concert and fireworks spectacular. that is richard donahue the transit officer seriously wounded in the shoot-out with alleged marathon bombing suspect. he made a surprise appearance. he was conducting, look at this, the guest conductor he led the orchestra in one song. stand owing vation. standing on crutches. you can tell how much he's
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enjoying the experience. >> great to see. how they stepped up in boston, the first responders, boston strong, all day long. great to see him there. >> boston song. >> there you go. >> coming up on "new day," the zimmerman murder trial. a big, big question, whose voice is the one screaming out for help on those 911 tapes? could be difference between self-defense and murder. remember, no experts allowed. trayvon martin's mother could be the one that this hinges on. special coverage. a terrifying ordeal we've been following, sinkhole swallows a car hole. and its driver at the same time. she's going to be joining us live here in "new day."
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welcome back to "new day." prosecution may have saved its best for last. trayvon martin's mother is expected to take the stand today and give what is expected to be gripping testimony. she could tell the jury about the moments leading up to her son's death and about those all important screams heard on those 911 call. cnn's george howell live in sanford, florida. he has all of the latest. good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning. her testimony is very important
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when you consider the jury, six women, five mothers. prosecutors are banking on the hope what she has to say will resonate with them. >> reporter: it's been the cornerstone of the prosecution's case from the beginning, screams heard on the 911 audiotape are said to be proof of who was the aggressor, the night trayvon martin was shot and killed. that is if the screams can be identified. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> what is your -- >> just there's gunshots. >> reporter: martin's mother, sybrina fulton expected to take the stand in the most emotional day yet. >> trayvon's mother will make a compelling witness because she will personalize trayvon martin, she's going to have the jury, i think, feeling for her loss. >> reporter: both parents seen crying during testimony. martin's mother here with her eyes closed and looking away as
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jurors were shown graphic pictures of her son's lifeless body. the main focus of fulton's testimony will no doubt be her account of whose faint cries for help she believes are on that tape. judge nelson ruled out forensic testimony from voice recording experts but left the door open for someone more familiar with the person's voice to identify it. someone like a mother. >> do you believe that is your son's voice? >> yes, i do. i believe that's trayvon martin. that's my baby's voice. every mother knows their child and that's his voice. >> i think one jurors get back to the deliberation room and the emotion wears off, i think the power of her testimony will not be as strong. >> reporter: analysts say the defense may choose not cross-examine, instead, it's likely they'll call on george zimmerman's father to countertestify. he says that it's the voice of his son screaming for help. ultimately, the jury of six women, some of them mothers, will have to decide.
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we will likely hear from some of the prosecution's strongest witnesses today as the state is expected to rest its case and defense attorneys will lay out their case calling on several new witnesses over the next several days. >> george, thank you very much for the reporting. let's bring in vinnie politan cnn analyst and host of "after dark"s and danny cevallos. haven'tny, lay out why this is so important. if the jury believes the voice of the person crying out on calls is trayvon martin, what could that mean? >> that's a win for the prosecution. if they are convinced that that is trayvon martin, and sybrina fulton is the one we believe will testify, and they believe it, it's over. it's over. over for george zimmerman because trayvon martin is the one screaming for his life and he stopped screaming when the gunshot is fired.
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such an important day. >> vinnie making the point you can't be arguing self-defense if trayvon martin is screaming for help. what do you say. >> i have to respectfully disagree with the great vinnie politan and here's why. if he disbelieve the self-defense and if you believe that's trayvon martin's voice it doesn't conclusionishly establish or disprove self-defense in and of itself. i can't think of what element of the prosecution's burden that specifically goes to. even if the jurors disbelieve self-defense and they have to disbelieve it beyond a reasonable doubt to the exclusion of all reasonable doubt, the prosecution is not relieved of its burden to prove depraved mind murder. they have to establish the malice, ill will, hatred, without they they can't make out their case in chief. >> you got me there at the end. the takeaway point to put back to you, okay, maybe it hurts his
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self-defense but it doesn't mean beyond a reasonable doubt you proved that george zimmerman is a murderer. is the theory zip's a wannabe cop who lies and has a problem with blacks in his neighborhood enough for a murder ii case? >> well it is. it is. the judge will make the ultimate decision on that, if it's enough to get it to the jury, the jury will decide. we listened to george zimmerman's own voice, you know, bleeping bleeps, these bleeps always get away. who is he talking about? it's obvious because we heard the prior calls that he made to police. it's always about young black men or young, young black boys, teenagers, in his neighborhood, standing in the street, hanging by the gate, walking down the street. they always get away. he was not going to let trayvon martin get away that night. and that's the argument. and that's a powerful argument.
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>> if he knew what stand your ground was, another part of the prosecution theory, meaning he may have had a plan, a plan like that would have evil intent, that's their case for murder. danny, the jury di decides all this. when the mother gets on the stand and she's upset and mothers are on the jury and says, that's my kid's voice, this is all about great cross-examination. can it be about that today? >> well there are a couple of points to consider with this. number one, you're right you don't want to go too hard on trayvon martin's mother, after all, it's his mother. but there are points too, they have to establish foundation. there's a foundational element here that is interesting. she's known trayvon all of his life, undoubtedly familiar with his voice. is she familiar with his voice screaming in that manner as we hear on the phone? that's a different kind of familiarity. the defense may make an issue of that, they may choose not to. more likely than not, take the
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safer avenue of calling their own witness in their own case. however, recall trayvon martin's father tracy martin, mr. politan knows this, initially disidentified the voice. he said, that's not my son. this is an interesting topic. we might see in cross-examination. >> quick take, what's more likely, my getting drafted by the nba next year or george zimmerman getting on the stand? >> i -- >> i think there's a chance of his attitude. >> are you saying i can't play? i got no game, what you're trying to say? you don't think he's going to take the stand. >> no left hand, chris. you're all right. >> i'm getting insulted here. >> it's a powerball chance. >> a powerball chance. so much of the story's out there. let me ask you this, as we get out of here. after the case the prosecution will ask for lesser charges, they're going to back off this
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being a murder ii case, what do you think the chance is? >> yeah, you have to ask for lesser included. the jury has to have options like manslaughter, aggravated manslaughter, things like that which, let me tell you, using a gun and found guilty of aggravated man slotter in florida puts him up to exposure 30 year. if the jury comes back guilty with manslaughter, george zimmerman's going away. >> thank you so much, as always. the trial gets started early on, coming back to you for guidance. thank you very much. what made that insulting from vinnie is that i am left-handed. that hurt. we'll let that go. remember this, something very important, people might be upset, what do you mean it's not a murder case? it clearly is. even if it's manslaughter, it's not a step down in terms of time, something that will be weighed with the jury though they don't set the sentence. you can hit us on twitter, facebook with #newday.
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>> friday. got to raise your hand for that. >> welcome back to "new day." it's friday, july 5th. thanks for joining us. i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm chris cuomo. joined by the hand raising michela pereira always first in every class. >> very good student. "new day," hear from a woman sucked under the earth, it's amazing video, and played it out and she's joining us live on "new day" to talk about this absolutely unreal experience. >> we had a great day here on
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the fourth of july. hope you were having a good time. look who showed up. adam sandler. >> who is that. >> the gravity of "new day," drew him in. >> or coincident he was walking by. >> walking by, had two beautiful daughters, nice enough to come on, made fun of me, easy enough to do. but great to have him here on "new day." nice of him. >> good man. >> good a man as i've met in the business. >> girls got the lady liberty purses, the clutches. >> straight for the top news. breaking news, the late pope john paul ii is going to be a saint. the vatican making that announcement a short time ago, days after a commission of cardinals confirmed that he performed two miracles during his life time. john paul not the only pope st.ed. he'll be canonized with john xxiii. fireworks gone wild in simi valley, california.
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fireworks shot into the crowd last night. witnesses say terrified onlookers started running. 20 people in total hurt there. in colorado conditions so dry that fireworks sparked several small fires. you can see the flames in the back round of some images. they were able to put the fires out quickly. new york, six people hurt at airborne speedway on wednesday when a shell's remnants exploded near a viewing stand. a escaped captive recaptured. the workers knew the man was convicted sexual predator james meyers instantly because they had a picture near the register. the customer did, too. they kept their cool. the customer came from behind and tackled meyers. he's back in custody. >> 8-year-old joshua garcia doing his best superman impersonation, saving his father's life after the car crashed into massachusetts. dad was trapped but joshua got
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out, swam to shore, ran a mile hope to get help. there's a dark side to the story. a state agency's taken temporary custody of joshua, alleging neglect. it's investigating the family and circumstances of the crash and why the two were out driving at 3:00 a.m. and lastly, joey "jaws" chestnut breaking his own record of the nathan's hot dog contest. 69 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes. the seventh time he finish as top dog. sonia thomas, black widow, defended her title eating almost 37 hot dogs in the ladies' competition. >> black widow. >> i'm very impressed. it makes you a little -- >> uncomfortable. >> -- uncomfortable. >> nauseous. >> black widow. i'd be worried about my own health. >> what do they do the rest of the 4th? >> you have to do salad. >> i don't think they eat hot
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dogs the rest of the year. >> they practice like crazy. it like a real competition. really has. remember showing you pictures of the woman who got swallowed up in the singkhole yesterday? survived after hours down there. pamela knox speaking to kate in a few minutes. glad everything is good with you. take you through the back story on what happened to her. take a look and listen. >> as the car was falling, you know, i kept calling on the name of jesus and i kept saying, jesus, jesus, jesus. >> reporter: hard to believe, what 60-year-old pamela knox thought as she sat in her trapped car, plummeted 20 feet into a sinkhole on a busy ohio street. the as a result of a suspected broken water main. frantic witnesses called 911. >> yes, a call fell through the street. a car fell through the street. detroit and land croft.
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a hole opened up. >> what kind of vehicle? >> i don't know. a tan malibu is in the hole. it sunk in. >> it wasn't like that was over. no, it was falling and rolling. >> reporter: knox doesn't remember how long her car was stuck on shaky ground in the sinkhole before a team of firefighters rushed to her rescue. they helped knox climb up a ladder to safety. a city official blames the collapse on an outdated sewage system built with brick. they are working on trying to find the source of the failure. knox survived unharmed because of her strong faith. >> thankfulness. just thankfulness. just thankful that i am a child of god, thankful. >> reporter: knox's husband was outside the sinkhole watching situation developed. the same time he was worried about a pile-up. the fact she survived, he's calling it a miracle.
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>> nick, thank you. pamela knox joining us live this morning. thank you for coming in and thank goodness you're okay and you can be here to speak with us. first off, how are you? >> i am doing a lot better today. i'm just thankful that i did not sustain any serious injuries. just a lot of soreness and i'm simply taking aspirin or ibuprofen for that. and other than that, you know, i'm doing okay. >> that's so thankful that you are okay. but let's go back. the video and the pictures are really stunning. take me back to the moment. you're in your car, you're driving and then what happened? what did you feel? >> well, i was, you know, i had just finished doing some errands and as i was driving down the street and it's an area that
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i've driven down before, you know, over many, many years, all of a sudden the street underneath me caved in and the street gave way. and i found myself falling in my car into this deep, deep hole. >> what did you think in that moment? >> i couldn't understand what was going on. you know i didn't know what was happening. i'm like oh my gosh i'm actually falling, is this really happening to me. and as i was falling like that, you know, i just started calling out on the name of jesus, you know? i kept saying, jesus, jesus, jesus, you know, over and over again because i -- you know i didn't know. >> what did you think -- >> of course i was scared and terrified. >> of course you were. what did you think when you finally settled after you had fallen through the road, what did you think when you looked around and you realized that you were under the road?
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>> you know, well, at first you know i was unsure, very unsure, you know, is it over? did i actually stop falling or did the car come to a rest? and then it's going to continue to fall again? you know i really did not know. as i came to a stopping point i said, okay, i need to locate my cell phone if i can and i saw it was nearby. i grabbed my cell phone and i immediately called my husband right away and told him what had happened. and he came rushing to the scene. >> now when -- it's one thing of course to experience it and -- i can't even imagine living through what you did -- but it's another thing to look at pictures and look at video. have you had an opportunity to look back at the video or the pictures of what happened to you? what do you think when you see that? >> at first, you know, i was
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very apprehensive about looking at it. i didn't want to watch any of it. but then you know, i got better with that and i started looking at it and it was just so unbelievable, so incredible. and, you know, like my husband said, it is truly a miracle from god, you know? i thank the lord, you know, that my strong faith kept me and kept me in sound mind during that time because while i was in that hole i also heard you know the sound of rushing water and i turned around and looked back and the backseat of my car was filling up with water. so apparently when i fell you know a water line had broken. yeah. you know, and all of this water started pouring out and it was filling up my car. i'm like, oh my gosh i could
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possibly drown in all of this. >> what do you think now when you get back behind the wheel? i'm sure it's a very different experience when you start driving again. >> i haven't been behind the wheel yet. well, my car is, you know, just so damaged. i don't have a vehicle to drive. i'll probably be picking up like a loaner car or something through my insurance to get around. i believe i'll be okay, you know, driving again. i don't have a fear of driving or anything like that. >> well, pamela, i'm thankful you're able to be here and speak with us and bumps and bruises and soreness aside that you are okay. great to speak with you. thank you so much. >> you're so welcome. >> chris. >> what an amazing story that she made it through. that's great. great interview. coming up on "new day," remember this parasailing gone terribly wrong? new questions about the company that owns the boat involved.
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up date on a terrifying story we told you about this week. this video, it's terrifying to look at, captures a moment when two teens critically injured as their parasail broke free of a tow line and crashed into a hotel. troubling allegations against that parasailing company that they used that was operating that at the time. john berman has been looking into this. >> aren't those pictures awful? i can't believe it, every time i
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see it. learning from reports this morning that this is not the first time that the parasailing company aquatic adventures has been connected to an accident. >> [ bleep ]! oh [ bleep ]! >> reporter: no matter how many times you've seen this video, it is still painful to watch. >> oh [ bleep ]! >> reporter: 17-year-olds alexis and sidney are still in the hospital. after taking this parasailing ride in panama city beach, florida, on monday. tow rope snaps free, the wind gusts sweeping them away, smashing team in two condominiums before they plumb neat the parking lot, suffering severe brain trauma, back injuries and for sidney good a broken neck. we've learned from wjhg that this isn't the first accident on record for the parasailing company. aquatic adventures. >> the case involving the two girls from indiana who were hurt
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is strikingly similar to the case that i have against this company. >> reporter: personal injury lawyer wes pittman says their clients say the tow cable came loose in 2009. they landed in the ocean. aquatic adventures could not be reach ford comment about either incident but released this statement about this week's accident on wednesday. we adhere to best practices to minimize the risk associated with water sport activities sudden weather conditions can and do occur. we are unable to comment further at this time. the teens' families say alexis fairchild is stable but sidney good is still in critical condition. both girls facing a long road to recovery. >> when she was walking on her therapy, she was walking past sidney's room and was able to walk in, say hi, hold her hand,
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sidney was able to raise her hand, you know, a great moment. >> pulling for them, praying for the girls. aquatic adventures has one of the largest parasail fleets in the country. the florida wildlife conservation commission investigating the cause of the accident its one of those things they wanted to have a fun moment while on vacation. you know, it just -- and it turns out like this. >> lucky to be alive. did you see how the date on the apartment billing and united states dented? the windshield crushed. fact they're alive is amazing and i hope they get to the bottom of it, many enjoy parasailing. it's a heavy story. you know what we need? >> i know exactly what you need. >> a dose of the good stuff. engagement photo shoot in southeastern pennsylvania interrupted, that's bad but the bride-to-be becomes a real hero. take a look at this. >> reporter: becky salmon and her fiancee were posing for
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sunny engagement photos before before near catastrophe. a little boy playing in the background wandered too far into a creek that was deeper than usual because of recent rain. the bride-to-be springs into action. >> struggling to get back to the surface. his head went back, he was bobbing up and down. i knew that he was going under. if i had my wedding dress on that day, that's what i would have been in the water in. >> reporter: the photographer kept snap, capturing it all. matt said we have to get him. i turned to my right and becky, she's out of her sandals, doing the dive into the watter. >> almost over my head where we were. i had to swim to him. i grabbed him, pull him up into me, he started throwing up water. >> reporter: talk about being in the right place at right time, a trained lifeguard and paramedic. thanks to that she never thought twice. >> she's been very humble through the process and she's
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not wanted to take credit that she deserves but she definitely deserves recognition. >> reporter: a truly picture perfect rescue. some say there are no coincidences, you know? terrible the kid gets into a bad situation but to have someone there who just not has the heart but the head for the situation. >> not just there, but had the training, too. >> quicked in immediately. >> that scary situation is a great omen how that marriage is going to be. >> the mother also ran in there. that's important to know. becky was there and the right person to be there. john berman has the line of the day. becky's last name, salmon, salmon, swimming up river. >> a good one-liner. >> i hate i didn't think about it when i was writing the piece.
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. welcome back to "new day" and it is time for the top four. >> i have a lot of good stuff in the top four today. after a horrendous few weeks mrs. paula deen dropping her long-time agent. paula wishes him well in all future endeavors. number three story popping today. kanye west sixth solo album tanking in its second week. plunging 80% from week one. "the secoorry. number two james gandolfini
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is leaving behind an estimated $70 million estate. documents show the biggest portion of his estate is going to his kids. 14-year-old son, michael, and his 8-month-old daughter and his wife and two sisters he also gave some to his godson and assistant but very generous with his money. the lone ranger, ouch, bombing at the box office so far. the film starring jenny depp and on wednesday it only made $10 million. to put that into perspective kevin hart's concert film made $5 million on wednesday. that film only opened in 876 theaters, "the lone ranger" 5,000 theaters. >> a problem they don't know what audience they're targeting. is that part of it? >> they had a lot of problems shooting the film.
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they said this was the most difficult film they ever made a lot of reshoots and the budget skyrocketed. there was a lot of issues with the film. >> that's why people wouldn't watch it. >> also not making it a classic lone ranger. they are making it through johnny depp's eyes. we'll have to see what happens. >> i would have thought the extreme weather would have pushed people to the movie theater. i wonder if overall numbers were down yesterday. >> that's something to check on. a another real quick point, it could still do well overseas, a lot better than it will do domestically. while we're saying disappointing here, could have a huge overseas market. >> i'm still going to see it. >> that's her friday. coming up on "new day" terrifying fireworks. instead of going up, they went out. what went wrong?
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another big day in george zimmerman's murder trial. we'll follow this closely. he may have to face trayvon martin's mom as she will be likely sitting on the witness stand. we're going to be taken to the courtroom in just about half an hour. the trial picking up back live. just byol. first, thaw your dressing. next, steam your grilled chicken and veggies. then, dress it. add your crunchy toppings. and voila. enjoy.
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>> we had bits and pieces of fireworks coming at. a cylinder block hit the person next to me. dozens of spectators rushed to the hospital when fireworks go off early at a town's annual show. crack in the case. is madeline mccann alive after missing for six years. scotland yard now thinks they may be and searching for 38 persons of interest that know where she is. happening this hour, the george zimmerman trial back in session on what could be the most emotional day yet. trayvon martin's mother expected
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to take the stand. your "new day" continues right now. what you need to know -- >> we didn't have the luxury to wait. >> what you just have to see. >> hi, sarah. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> tgif, everybody. it is friday, july 5th, 5:00 in the east. i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan and joined by michaela pereira. in 30 minutes from now day eight of the george zimmerman trial begins and expected to be an emotional day. they possibly put trayvon martin's mother on the stand as their last witness. another story we're following here. the holiday weekend could be a wash out for a lot of folks. heavy rain, flooding.
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where, what you need to know. we are taking a look at the u.s. economy this morning. in about half hour from now the new june's job report will be out. the latest unemployment rate and take a look at how the job market is looking. want it begin here with a celebration suddenly that turned into panic at a fourth of july fireworks show. fireworks that were supposed to shoot up shot out, instead. sad to say, it wasn't the only independence day fireworks display gone wrong. john berman has it for us this morning. >> several incidents overnight. we know fireworks can be spectacular and we all want to see them, but you have to be careful. 28 people were hurt when this fireworks display exploded in simi valley, california. there were also incidents in colorado and seattle, as well. for the first two minutes the show was spectacular and then something went horribly wrong. >> that wasn't supposed to
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happen. >> some of the fireworks accidentally detonated and according to witnesses they all started going off at once. some too low to the ground. >> i thought it was pretty spectacular and everything just went crazy and everybody started screaming and everything that was supposed to happen didn't happen. so, it was pretty frightening. >> pieces of fireworks rained down on spectators. >> we had bits and pieces of fireworks coming at us. a big round cylinder block hit the person next to me, not hard, but did impact her. >> of the 28 people injured, 20 to the hospital, 16 with minor to severe injuries. the scene so violent, a bomb squad was called to the scene to dispose of the rest of the fireworks. meanwhile, in colorado, a firework show there sparked a fire in the park. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> the flames ten feet high. firefighters rushed to the scene. despite those heavy winds, crews
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were able to get that fire under control. >> these fires are really scattered about. so, every time that wind would drop more ash down, it would just literally ignite. >> in seattle boats went up in flames just minutes before the annual show there. after nearby fireworks landed on a boat cover. authorities say in seattle it was illegal fireworks that sparked that blaze and the damage estimate $1.5 million. very expensivexpensive. >> expensive but beautiful and now we know for a second dangerous. that's for sure. john berman, thanks, john. we all know it's supposed to be hot in the summer, that's not breaking news. both coasts are experiencing extreme, very extreme temperatures and that's not the only wild weather we're seeing at the moment. chad myers is here with the weekend forecast and it looks pretty wild. >> it still is. we had fireworks canceled because of the threat of wildfires and another day of
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extreme weather, that was yesterday. spectacular light shows filled the sky from d.c. to boston, but the sizzling temps, too much for some. >> the outline of the shade is the outline of the crowd. >> 120 people received heat-related medical attention. and heavy rain and floods plagued other parts of the east. >> raining on our parade. it's soaking our parade. >> reporter: rising waters turned tragic in southwest virginia. one man drowned outside his home battling the waters. many roads in the area simply impassable. in the southeast, parts of the florida panhandle received as much as 18 inches of rain. >> it hasn't been this hot since i've been down here. i have been down here since i was 8 years old. >> reporter: rain chairs lined this road in southern ohio. in nashville, tennessee, the rain didn't stop their party.
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>> getting a little soaked this year. >> reporter: out west golf ball size hail pommels parts of new mexico. despite a steady drizzle, 60,000 peachtree road race runners powered through the 10k reminding us what the fourth is all about. >> so great to see so many runners out here. >> some people had a hard time getting to the race because the flood waters had closed a couple roads there around atlanta. look at the numbers, though. in south florida and also along the panhandle. inlet beach, 17 inches of rainfall in 48 hours. now, i'm going to advance you to the next 48 hours and the rain doesn't move, it's in the same spot and the flooding will continue to flood even more. i want to back you up to this extreme thing. here is where we were in georgia two years ago. 97% of the state was in drought. this year, 0%. we have flood watches and flood warnings in the same places that
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97% of the state was in drought. it's just one side or the other. there is no middle to this drought. it's either deadly hot or just either cold and wet. so, here's, that's what we talk about the ups and downs of the extreme weather. boston you're going to feel like 103 and new york 99 and another one for us here. i'm going to be out in the sweat anyway. try to get out there and do a couple miles today. you can't go out and run at 3:00 in the afternoon, just not a day to do that. >> or just don't run. >> exactly, go swim. all right, jim. weather wild. we have breaking news this morning on what's going on with the turmoil in egypt. the military imposed a extreme state. why? checked police stations and checkpoints killing at least
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one. this after their president was deposed and a new one installed in his place. reza is live on the streets. what is the situation on the ground? >> chris, first off, it's important to clarify at this point that there's no coincidence that those attacks have any links to the muslim brotherhood and supporters of former president mohamed morsi but incidents like this that are cranking up the tension and anxiety because no one knows how the brotherhood is going to react. they called for protests today. are they going to be big? is there going to be violence? we can tell you in some areas things have already turned ugly. a brotherhood backlash. supporters of mohamed morsi.
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thursday night's brawl, the first sign of retaliation by supporters who say he's egypt's legitimate leader. in cairo, morsi supporters remain peaceful, but defiant. meanwhile, the former democratically elected president is in military custody ask now fighting for his freedom. one day after the armed forces toppled him from power, egypt's top prosecutors banned morsi from leaving the country and then launched an investigation into accusations that the former president incited deadly violence. more than 30 muslim brotherhood leaders also in custody and facing charges. on thursday, egypt's top judge was sworn in as interim president soon after he reached out to the president's supporters inviting the muslim
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brotherhood to help build the nation. but many among the brotherhood, not in the mood for fence mending. instead, they're planning a day of protests, calling it friday of rejection. some of those brotherhood demonstrations have already started. some hardliners have made some very provocative statements, but other muslim brotherhood leaders have said, let's keep things peaceful. this country is bracing itself for a volatile day. we'll be around. whatever happens, we'll bring it to you, kate. >> thanks so much, reza. learning more this morning about nelson mandela's health. doctors advised his family to take him off life support last week. but since then it appears the 94-year-old south african leader has rallied. what is the latest for us this morning, robin? >> well, this much we know, nelson mandela has been
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receiving dialysis, which is a procedure to treat kidney failure and we also know he can't breathe on his own, he needs life support, essentially. this all comes out over the past week or so. court documents say that at one stage his family and his doctors said he was in a vegative state, however, cnn understands that that is not the case. that he is still responding. if someone speaks to him and he recognizes the voice, he sometimes still opens his eyes. doctors also saying that he's not in a vegetative state. so this conflicting information coming out here in south africa about how bad nelson mandela is in this hospital behind me. that said, we're also hearing doctors perhaps advised his fam althat they need to turn off life support. that, of course, it didn't happen. indication that nelson mandela is continuing to fight here at the hospital. meanwhile, lots of south
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africans lay flowers, singing prayers, giving respect. >> robyn, everyone watching, waiting and really pulling for the south african leader. following a lot of news this morning. let's get to michaela for the latest. michaela? >> good morning to you at home. did police in seattle foil a terror plot? a 21-year-old man is under investigation this morning and under arrest. police say he stoledrove a stol truck carrying guns, explosive devices and body armor. at this point they have no motive. they say the suspect is not cooperating. new hope for the parents of missing child madeline mccann. police have identified 38 people of interest in the case. the girl vanished six years ago while vacationing with her family in portugal. she would be 10 years old today. bolivian president still seething over his plane being diverted in the search for edward snowden.
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transplant created. she is mouthing the words, i love you, which is really great to see. nation is watching this story. >> going to take some time. >> thanks, michaela. still coming up next, a very dramatic and more importantly, i will say to the dace of this woman, an emotional day in the courtroom. trayvon martin's mother is set to take the stand. we're going to bring you live coverage coming up in just minutes. we have more on the search of madeleine mccann and the portuguese authorities closed the case. police are sifting through it. what could it mean? we'll give you some analysis. begins with arthritis pain... and a choice. take up to 6 tylenol in a day or just 2 aleve for all day relief. all aboard. ♪
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now to a possible break in a 6-year-old cold case. madeleine mccann was shy of her a 5th birthday. they are targeting 38 people of interest in the case, 38 in the hopes that the little girl could still be alive. clearly a bittersweet development for her parents who have clearly never given up the search and given up hope that
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she could one day return home. ati atikashubert has more. >> reporter: british police have new leads and reopening the investigation called "operation grange." they want to question 38 people across europe, including 12 british nationals who they believe were in portugal at the time. madeleine parents have campaigned while still raising two other children. >> i don't want them really to have the burden of this, of having to keep looking and looking and not being able to stop, you know. so, we need to find her now. >> reporter: british police say their help from private investigators has made a difference and after 16 visits to portugal and reviewing more than 30,000 documents, police are hopeful. >> there is no clear definitive
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proof that madeleine mccann is dead. i still genuinely believe there is a possibility she is alive. >> reporter: police released this photo of what she may look like at 9 years of age and now has turned 10. authorities are asking the public to help find this little girl, wherever she may be. >> lr, now, help us break down this investigation is retired new york police officer luke lumbell. thanks for joining us on "new day." when we hear the authorities there, seems more like logic than leads that fuels their idea she could still be alive. this case has never really been closed, right? >> that's correct. that's my assertion. i believe this case was never closed. the british authorities were less than impressed by the investigation that was conducted by the portuguese authorities and as they have indicated in certain articles and reports they were reviewing how the investigation was conducted and now they've opened their own.
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as we now know, they have 38 people of interest. >> help me understand that number. it seems so large. 38 persons of interests, as we say in the legal language. how do you get to that number? >> people that know each other, associations. what they may have done, for example, conducted their own investigation. who was in proximity of the mccann family and track and trace people through cell phone records or relationships and that's how it just kind of grows like a tree. like making a watch list, in a sense. >> you believe the suggestion is this wasn't just some one random person looking to be a predator for a child. you believe this was more organized. >> my theory is that this poor little girl was abducted for the purpose of trafficking, which is rather common. >> really. we hear about trafficking, not so much in this country, but how prevalent in that part of the world? >> extremely prevalent in many
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parts of the world like south america and mexico and kidnapping capital of the world. believe it or not rome was at one time. >> the countries they look at coincide with that type of activity. what does that give you about the chance that madeleine mccann can still be alive because 24 to 48 hours, you normally don't find them alive after that. >> here's what the british authorities are thinking. through this chain of people and the information network and the intelligence community and our confidential informants that they have an understanding that she was, in fact, abducted for purposes other than to murder her. that's why this investigation has gone on for this duration. one critical component here, chris, is the background of the other 20, excuse me, the other 24 individuals who are not of british nationals. in other words, i'd be curious to see what their tie is. what regions or parts of the
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country they are from. are they from the middle east or albania? where are they from? a whole trafficking network that not only impacts women we come to know and understand, but these children, as well. >> notable the parents are not listed and that's important because early on in the investigation there was a lot of time spent on them. let me ask you this lastly, lou, why put this out if no arrests are pending? >> just keep interest in the case and to allow the public to be aware to keep looking for this child. i told a number of journalists the eyes and ears of the public many times clear our cases up. you take a look at the shooting in d.c., was grabbed at a rest stop by an individual that spotted him. the information network that is developed by people continuously looking for the law enforcement community. they're extended eyes and ears. >> no better example than what we saw in boston. the hero, he ended up being so
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terribly hurt, he remembered the face and the cameras from all the stories. we have to be aware and hopefully someone spots this kid. great to get her back. thanks for the insight, appreciate it. >> thanks, chris. back at home this holiday weekend is a time to honor those who sacrificed so much for our country. when his hometown thanked him for his service, he decided to pay it forward. meet this week's cnn hero, darryl beatty. >> people don't realize the need that's out there. i sat down with my battle buddy john and we decided to level the playing field. homes can help every disabled veteran regardless of their age or war. >> this is the young man, why we're all here today. >> it's just getting the community engaged to get a ramp built or a foreclosed home
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welcome back to "new day "everybody. it is friday, july 5th. i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan joined by michaela pereira. two big live events we're following. day eight of the george zimmerman murder trial is going to get under way any minute. waiting for the camera to pull out to see the full courtroom. the prosecution could be wrapping it up, but wrapping it up in a big way putting trayvon martin's family members, specifically, we believe his mother could take the stand. very emotional day in the courtroom. we'll watch that and bring it to you live. >> the emotion and also the
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identity of the voices on the 911 call. also important, the jobs report is coming out for this month. if it comes out, we'll break it to you right here and first we'll go to michaela. >> the five things you need to know for your new day. at number one, the late pope john paul ii is going to be a saint. the vatican made the announcement a short time ago after a cardinals confirmed that he performed two miracled during his lifetime. this weekend the new england patriots are allowing fans to change aaron hernandez jerseys. workers will not be paid for a total of five days this year. at wimbledon djokovic takes on martin. and, finally, at number five for all you alien lovers out there, the annual ufo festival kicks off this weekend, where else?
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roswell, new mexico. you may happen to spot a few extra terrestrials. we're always updating the five things you need to know. >> thank you very much. let's head down to sanford, florida. george howell outside the courtroom. we do know, george, that defense counsel is not there yet, but the prosecutors are. what do we know about the family? has the family showed up? >> chris, good morning. we expect to hear from the families. still unclear whether they showed up yet. we know this is a big day for the prosecution and we expect to hear from sabrina fulton that is the voice of her son screaming for help, we also know that wehead hear from the medical examiner in this case. the medical examiner who handled the autopsy of trayvon martin to talk about that wound, that fatal shot that killed him. the prosecution will rest their
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case and the defense attorney will lay out their case for the next several days calling witnesses in to explain george zimmerman's side of the story. >> all right, george, the table is set down there. let us know when it gets under way and we'll come back to you. thank for the reporting. >> absolutely. big economic news. the june jobs report just out. you actually just had the phone to your ear. >> literally. >> what is the news for june? >> 195,000 jobs added in june. unemployment rate essentially unchanged at 7.6%. guys, this is absolutely stellar. a lot better than what we anticipated. we only anticipated about 155,000. bear in mind anything over 200,000 is pretty phenomenal. now it is all about how the market is going to react to this. we know that good economic news means that the markets may pull back. is this the end of stimulus? >> come back in with us. 195, to me, that sounds like a big number. more than we had expected. >> it's way more. the top expectations are around
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175,000. that was the top of the range. this is stellar and it really speaks to the robustness of the private sector recovery in this country. it is all coming at a time when the government has been cutting back. private companies are really doing well now. >> we always try to be careful not to make too much from month to month because there are always corrected and always adjustments. looking at the trend over months. what does this tell you? what trend do you see now? >> for starters, in a month when we were starting to see reduced numbers for may, this is a really good trend and probably makes the fed feel pretty good about their decision to start tapering back on the asset buying. >> i was just told in my ear that futures are up strongly. the market is reading this as a positive sign. the market reading as a positive sign. we thought the market would be down because good economic news but the market is interpreting this positively. >> what that means is that companies are back. the private sector in america is
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really starting to come back. if that's the case, ultimately, you would expect to see some wage increases and that's what we need in this country, which made up 70% of consumer spending. >> that is one thing we were talking about. not just any job, what we've seen in some of the growth is that they've been more low paying jobs and people are still underemployed. >> seeing that in retail and seeing low-wage jobs coming back. not just about quantity. >> then kind of have maybe a compounding effect. the more jobs you're seeing and the more confident businesses will be. >> you need to see that unemployment rate start to tick down and if it starts to tick down, you should start to see wage increases. you need to have more money in folks' pockets for them to be able to spend. >> a big question remains. just the fact that people are even getting back into the job market and even search for a job. what we saw during the recession, you saw people leaving the job market and they weren't looking for work any
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more. they were just giving up. >> june is a tricky month because you have a lot of college grads entering into the market and that may make the unemployment rate tick up slowly. >> you know, that's very important because when young people start in a bad job market, they never recover those gains in wages. this is a really important turning point for the market. >> like some good news on a friday, good jobs report. we'll watch it closely, chris. >> perception is reality. we'll take a quick break and we'll be back with the zimmerman trial, when it begins. see you in a second.
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the george zimmerman trial is literally getting under way right now. the jury is being sat and ready for testimony. prosecutors still bringing their case. we believe that members of trayvon martin's family, most notably, his mother, may be brought to the stand. the lawyers were just showing how contentious the situation is. they were arguing with the judge about something called judicial notice where the judge just accepts something as true about the weather on the day and night that this happened. it shows how every point is being disputed. why is the weather relevant? goes to moisture and description of the event and where grass was found and moisture was found on the clothing. the judge said that they would argue points after testimony today. sometimes they do it before. george zimmerman has been brought into the room. you see him there on your screen. as we await this, three big points for today to remember. the first is, the judge isn't the one who said family should testify to the voice. the voice expert who was in this trial said, i can't tell who it is. family and familiar people would be better suited to better
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identifying the voice. that was huge for the prosecution. >> we are talking about the shouting for help. it sounds like that you hear in the background of one of the 911 calls that has played so critical. it will help decide, they hope, for the jury who was the aggressor because who is shouting for help right before you hear that gunshot go off. >> it goes to one of the two fundamental things here. one is self-defense. if george zimmerman is the one screaming, it shows distress. if trayvon martin is screaming, it shows fear of perception of being hurt maybe by the weapon. the second part, even if the jury believes it was trayvon martin, the prosecutors still have to show beyond a reasonable doubt that this was murder. and that it wasn't just an accident gone wrong. >> a question. if it is murder or if the prosecution maybe had overstepped because there is such a higher bar to meet to prove second degree murder versus manslaughter. we started hearing that talked
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about. obviously, listening in our ear to the judge. they're just bringing this all to order. obviously, seeing george zimmerman right there. the big thing we were talking about throughout the day, chris, why it was so important. let's listen in for a second. >> no hands are being raised. did any of you listen to any television or newspaper reports about the case? no hands are being raised. did any of you use any type of electronic device to get on the internet to do independent research about the case, people, places, things or terminology? no hands are being raised. finally, did any of you read or create any e-mails, text messages, twitters, tweets, blogs or social networking pages about the case? thank you very much. the state may call your next witness. >> call sybrina fulton. >> she is the mother of trayvon
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martin. very important witness for the prosecution. probably the last big witness of their case. >> the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> yes. >> thank you. >> judge, can we approach the bench? >> yes, you may. >> so, you can hear when it's muted. they are having a conversation with the judge. obviously going over some, they've been disputing a lot of very technical small things from the little to the big. that's what happens when the mikes go down. the judge kills the sound in the room. so, we out here don't listen in to the private conversations that they're having with the judge. >> involving the court reporter,
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also, she's the stenographer and taking in all testimony and creating the record for it. this was brought up by the defense counsel. they wanted to have a discussion. you see, obviously, at the bar, known a the bench. you have prosecution and defense so they can listen in and know what the exact issue is. >> this is such a significant day. every day major developments in this case. but everyone has been watching and waiting to find out if any family members on trayvon martin's side or george zimmerman's side would be taking the stand to testify. as we just saw, they called up sybrina fulton and she has been emotional throughout the entire trial. the camera has been on her off and on very emotional, leaving the courtroom when key evidence was brought forward, especially if it's difficult photos or even the hoodie that her son was wearing. >> brings things back into sharp focus here. the jury is only six people.
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unusual in florida that they're all women, highly unusual. but it's not really about female emotions to connect with trayvon martin's mother. it brings into focus that there is a victim here who lost his life, who didn't have a weapon. and wasn't in a clear, criminal activity. you know, so, any way you look at it in terms of the explanation for trayvon martin's death, it was something that didn't have to happen. that is what this jury is reminded, first of all. here's someone that lost their kid and it didn't have to happen. the prosecution said it waszimm. that is no accident. that's why you have the medical examiner come on, also. remember, it's about this and not all the fancy things we have been talking to you about. he's dead, somebody did it. we know who it was, the question is why. that's important. it's important for them to hear. >> we do know sybrina fulton previously before the trial started she had had done some
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interviews where she said very clearly even telling our anderson cooper that she believes the voice on the 911 tape that you hear shouting in distress or shouting for help she believes, she says she knows it is her son's voice. that is something she will be asked about today. >> let's bring in vinnie politan. what kind of things are they talking about at the bar? any guess? >> yeah, it's something that they don't want us to hear and they don't want the jury to hear, as well. i'm not sure what they're talking about. what i'm thinking about right now as i look at that picture. sybrina fulton sitting there in that witness chair and waiting for this moment. my goodness, what this whole thing has done to her life and now she's in a courtroom, she wants justice for the killing of her son and it's going to be her moment and now she just has to sit there and wait while the judge and the lawyers discuss whatever they're discussing. the most dramatic moment of this
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trial to date. >> let me ask you this real quick. this coming from me, i'm, obviously, not a lawyer, have not been in a courtroom like this. how do you balance when you are -- when you are speaking to a jury. how do you balance clearly the emotion that you're going to feel when you're watching this mother who has lost her son testify with the facts. that is not to diminish what this woman has gone through, but there are facts in the case and also emotions. sometimes they go one in the same and sometimes they take you two separate directions. how do you get the jury to focus? >> well, if you're the prosecution, you want a mixture here. you want the emotion. and the judge will instruct the jury emotion has nothing to do with this, but it does. this is the killing of a human being. this is that boy's mother on the witness stand. so, you want that emotion to come out. the facts here are relatively simple and straight forward. whose voice is it on the 911 call and we know what sybrina
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fulton is going to say. the emotion, you don't want to limit that. you want this jury to feel to what extent they can the loss that sybrina fulton feels. >> in court you only know what you show. even if it is stating the obvious to some degree. that the finesse here for the defense is that you do not want to cross examine a wounded mother. you will lose the jury for sure. danny cevallos. your perspebive on how they do this does not flow through the mother, but through the father. what he may offer in this. tell us about that, danny. >> well, you'll recall tracy martin who is trayvon martin's father. early on told someone in law enforcement, maybe the lead investigator, that it was not his son's voice on the tape. so, that could be elicited a number of ways. interesting to see if the
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defense utilizes that. a as to this witness, the mother of trayvon martin. there may be that part that she lacks some credibility and she's a mother and we all know what she's going to say. she believes that the voice is trayvon martin's. but wouldn't any mother have that sort of passionate response? remember, let's stipulate for the mother that it is trayvon martin's voice or that's what she will testify to. we had other disinterested third party say the voice was, in fact, zimmerman. which is ultimately more credible? a third party witness who suggests without any dog in the fight that it is zimmerman's screaming or the mother of the deceased claiming that's my baby? th that's a question for the fact finder. >> fact finder, in this case, six women. another thing they'll ask themselves when they go back in the room. if it is george zimmerman's
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voice and he said after he shot trayvon martin he thought he was alive and fine, why did the screaming stop? it makes more sense that the screaming stopped if it was the victim who was shot. because that would stop it. >> this is the key question today that they're going to be looking at. again, live pictures in the courtroom as the george zimmerman trial is getting under way. trayvon martin's mother sitting in the witness stand. sitting right there getting ready to testify. we'll be back live right after this.
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we're going to be giving you more of what is going on in the zimmerman trial. the party right now leaving the judge's desk and about to start testimony with trayvon martin's mother. cutting commercial short to take you to the trayvon martin trial. >> have you lived in miami your
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entire life? >> yes, i have. >> who do you live in miami with? >> my son and my brother, ronald fulton. >> okay. >> was trayvon your son? >> yes. >> are you working at this time, ma'am? >> i am employed. i'm on leave right now. >> where are you currently employed or who you employed wi you're on leave? >> i actually work for miami-dade county public housing and community development. >> how long have you bipartisan wo working there, ma'am? >> i've been with the county for 24 years. i've been with the housing agency for about ten years. >> prior to going into the housing agency, what did you do? >> i did code enforcement for 11 years. >> can you briefly tell us about
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your education background, ma'am? >> i have a bachelor's degree with a minor in communications from gramley state university was half of my courses and i graduated from florida memorial university in miami. >> what was your major? >> my major was english with a minor in communications. >> okay. was trayvon martin right or left-handed? >> trayvon was right handed. >> trayvon martin had two tattoos on his body. do you know where they were on his body? >> he had praying hands on his right upper shoulder with his grandmother's and great-gra great-grandmother's name. that's the first tattoo. they were praying hands and they had pearls going through them. >> and do you know where the other tattoo was?
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>> the other tattoo was on his left wrist. he had my name there . >> prior to your son's death, had you heard him crying or yelling prior to his death? have you ever heard him while he was growing up or raising him, have you heard him crying or yelling? >> yes. >> i want to play a recording for you, ma'am. >> 911, do you need police, fire or medical? >> maybe both. i'm not sure. someone screaming outside. >> okay, what's the address that they're near? >> 1211 twin tree lane. >> is it in sanford? >> yes. >> is it a male or female? >> it sounds like a male. >> and you don't know why? >> i don't know why. i think they're yelling help,
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but i don't know. does he look hurt to you? >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there, i don't know what's going on. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> what is your -- >> there's gunshots. >> you just heard gunshots? >> yes. >> ma'am, that screaming or yelling, do you recognize that? >> yes. >> and who do you recognize that to be, man? >> trayvon benjamin martin. >> your honor, subject to the issue we discussed she's going to be recalled, i have no further questions at this time. >> do you want to hold off on your cross until we finish the direct? >> i can talk now and then if there's a need afterwards, i'll
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continue. >> okay, you may do so. >> good morning, ma'am. >> good morning. >> i truly apologize for your loss. >> improper. >> not a question. >> excuse me. >> you need to ask a question. >> will you tell us the first time that you listened to that tape, when you listened to it, where were you? >> i was here in sanford. i believe it was the mayor's office. >> and that was pursuant to a request made by your lawyers to have that tape released, correct? >> that's correct. >> and my understanding is that happened actually in the mayor's office, correct? >> yes. >> and there were no law enforcement officers present? >> they were there, but they
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weren't in the room. >> they weren't allowed in the room? >> i don't know about that. >> were you present there when chief lee was talking to the mayor and city manager about the concern of having the tape released? >> objection, hearsay. >> i asked whether or not she was there. >> my objection is to hearsay, what somebody else said in her presence. >> it will be objected to hearsay, will you rephrase your question. >> were you there when chief of police lee was having a conversation with the mayor and city manager? >> no. >> when the tape was played for you, who played it for you? >> i'm not absolutely sure. i'm just trying to remember back. i think it was the mayor. >> it was not a law enforcement officer, correct? >> it was not. >> who was in the room when that
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tape was played? >> trayvon's dad, tracy martin. javarous fulton, benjamin crump, attorney jackson. i believe mayor triplet was there and there may have been one other person, not absolutely sure, but i think park. >> that is sanford city manager? >> yes. >> was the tape the first time that you heard that tape, was it played at one time for everybody who was in the room? >> yes. >> did any one of those
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witnesses listen to the tape individually or was it all at one time? >> i don't know if they listened individually, but that was my first time hearing it. >> well, had anybody indicated to you that they listened to the tape before? >> no. >> did tracy martin tell you he listened to the tape before? >> no. >> had you had any conversations with him about listening to the tape before that event? >> no. >> imagine it was possibly one of the worst things you went through to listen to that tape, correct sph. >> absolutely.
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>> if it was, in fact, your son screaming as you testified, that would suggest it was mr. zimmerman's fault that led to his death, correct? >> correct. >> if it was not your son screaming, if it was, in fact, george zimmerman, then you would have to accept the probability that it was trayvon martin who caused his own death, correct? >> i don't understand your question. >> okay. if you were to listen to that tape and not hear your son's voice, that would mean that it would have been george zimmerman's voice, correct? >> and not hear my son screaming, is that what you're asking? >> yes, ma'am. >> i heard my son screaming. >> i understand. the alternative. the only alternative, would you agree, that if it was not your son screaming that it would be george zimmerman, correct? >> objection as to speculation. >> sustained. >> you certainly had to hope
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that was your son screaming, even before you heard him, correct? >> i didn't hope anything. i just simply listened to the tape. >> in case your case his mother there is no doubt that it was him screaming? >> absolutely. >> did you have any thought in mind how you would react if you didn't hear your son's voice? >> i didn't really know what the tape was all about. >> and everybody else in the room when they listened to the tape, who was the first one to react? >> i was. >> and everybody else then reacted similarly to you, correct? >> well, they also heard the tape themselves. >> correct. and every one of them then told you that they agree with your opinion that it

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