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gophers, not golfers! the little brown furry rodents! >> we can do that. we don't even have to have a reason. >> i think we've learned something about staying calm, taking things in stride and realizing that sometimes a bad day at work is just par for the course on the "ridiculist." that's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. "early start" begins now. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com breaking overnight, a judge's new warning to a company responsible for a huge chemical spill that left hundreds of thousands of people without water for days. we are live this morning with the very latest. in just a few hours, governor chris christie with a huge speech smack in the middle of political scandal and new accusations of corruption. what he plans to say to put all these troubles behind him. and new this morning, murdered at the movies. a man killed after sending a text inside a movie theater. we have new questions this morning about this shocking, shocking story. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start."
i'm christine romans. >> and i'm john berman. great to see you this morning. it is tuesday, january 14th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's begin this morning with the news breaking overnight, the investigation into that leak of a dangerous chemical into west virginia's water supply. it's growing this morning with a judge now issuing an order against the company responsible for the leak. that as the crisis has left hundreds of thousands of people unable to use their tap water now for days. the crisis is abating. we've got more today. we should find out, can they turn on the water? when can they turn on the tap? alexandra field is live in charleston, west virginia this morning. alexandra, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning, christine. 75,000 people have been given the word that they can turn on their faucets and let that water run, but 225,000 people are still waiting for the same green light. freedom industries, the company that's believed to be responsible for the leak that contaminated the water supply, is now at the heart of a civil suit. overnight, a judge ruled that
the company could not alter, destroy or change any evidence related to the case. the chemical safety board has also arrived on site now to begin their investigation. they'll be looking at the possible failure of equipment, the nature of the leak, how it was reported. they'll also delve into any safety data that's available concerning the chemical itself. here's what the team had to say. >> the fact that this event affected, you know, close to 300,000 people, it resonated with our agency, and we made it a top priority to get a team here, to start the inquiry into this. >> reporter: the csb will also be looking at how regularly that plant was inspected and how rigorous those inspections were. over the weekend, the state's department of environmental protection said the plant was last inspected back in 1991 when it was under different ownership and used for a different purpose. the state dep now says that an inspector returned to the plant in 2010 following an odor
complaint but found nothing wrong. and in 2012, the dep says that inspectors were asked to investigate whether any processes at the plant had changed and whether any new permits were needed. at the time, they found that wasn't necessary, and christine, john, the tank, again, was not inspected then. >> certainly a lot of questions about oversight this morning, even as people are struggling to figure out if they can turn on their tap, a real big problem still in west virginia. alexander, thank you. new this morning, new jersey governor chris christie back in the spotlight. he will deliver his state of the state address amid more investigations and more allegations of political payback against mayors who would not endorse him. cnn has learned that the governor does plan to acknowledge the scandal during his speech. that scandal, of course, involves at least two top aides who apparently shut down lanes on the george washington bridge as seeming retribution against the mayor of ft. lee. meanwhile, new documents are backing up the mayor of jersey city's allegation that the governor's allies canceled meetings within an hour after
he, the governor of jersey city, refused to endorse christie for re-election. state lawmakers are now forming a special committee to look into what happened. they have subpoena power and they want answers. >> it's an abuse of power, it's a cover-up of the abuse of power, and this governor ought to be true to his words in his long apology and be very cooperative in making sure every document is turned over so that my committee and the legislature can look at this thoroughly and decide for itself what his involvement was. look, there may not be direct involvement from him, but what it does show is a man not in control of his own staff. >> now, on top of that, in a story that cnn first told you about on "new day," a federal investigation is now under way into whether the christie administration misused sandy relief money to pay for a tourism ad, a campaign ad, really, that featured his family. it was a tourism ad. critics say it was more directed
towards his campaign. all right, new worries this morning for the health care overhaul. officials reporting most of the enrollies for obama care so far have been older and less healthy. that's spurring fears that premiums may rise, since the system was built with the thinking that younger, healthier enrollees would help balance the costs. administration officials say they're optimistic more young people will eventually sign up in months ahead. and there are new details this morning about just what might be keeping some people from signing up for obamacare. a study from george washington university finds the policies put in place by some states are actively discouraging people from getting health care coverage. on the list, missouri, montana, texas and florida, all four limit so-called navigators can ask when you go to them to try to get help for enrolling. new documents shedding new light on the deadly attack on a u.s. diplomatic outpost in benghazi, libya. that attack on september 11th, 2012, left two americans, including the ambassador, dead.
the newly unclassified documents from the house armed services committee show while they were worried about terror attacks around the world that day, little attention was paid to the potential for an attack in libya. but despite growing concern that eastern libya was becoming a hotbed for extremism. breaking overnight, a federal law enforcement source tells cnn no charges are likely to be filed, no charges in the scandal over the irs handling of tax-exempt organizations. prosecutors apparently have not made a final decision yet, but the source says investigators do not believe anyone committed a chargeable offense. irs officials have admitted that the agency inappropriately targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny when they filed for tax-exempt status. all right, in washington today, house and senate leaders scrambling to put the finishing touches on a temporary measure to keep the government running through the weekend. that as they work on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund federal agencies through the end of september. if you thought this was all finished in december, think
again. that agreement was just a framework. this one gets into the nitty gritty of what will be funded and what won't be. a final vote on this funding bill is expected next week. budgets are never easy. they're especially not easy right now. >> this is 1,500 pages of not easy. >> it's not even a budget, it's just getting us through. there could be new hope this morning for more than a million americans who lost long-term unemployment benefits. the senate is still talking about a possible compromise to start sending checks again, delaying any vote until today at the earliest. now, as of yesterday, it appeared that negotiations were stalled, not going anywhere, but now it seems both sides are working, trying to find some sort of agreement. it still is honestly unclear whether they can reach common ground. we'll be hearing more today about the future of the nsa's surveillance program, as members of a white house committee go before the senate to talk about their recommendation that these programs be reformed or shut down. president obama is considering his options now. decision about changes to those nsa programs on friday. meanwhile, new revelations
this morning about admitted nsa leaker edward snowden and what he did in the years before he stole a huge pile of documents, really, a mound of documents from the spy agency. "foreign policy" magazine reports that back in 2010, the then nsa contractor traveled not new delhi in india, reportedly to work as a technical expert the the u.s. embassy and took a course in ethical hacking," how to break into computer systems to show how to better protect them. snowden reportedly never disclosed the trip when he renewed his top-secret security clearance in 2011. secretary of state john kerry at the vatican this morning, but he is not seeing pope francis. he is meeting with his diplomatic counterpart, the secretary of state for the holy see to talk about humanitarian issues, including peace in the middle east and an end to the conflict in syria. stock futures higher this morning after the biggest sell-off on the dow since mid-september. the dow falling nearly 180 points yesterday. that's a little more than 1%. the s&p and nasdaq down more than a percentage point, too.
the dow is now down six of eight trading sessions in 2014. ouch! as for stocks in europe, they're lower right now. london, frankfurt, paris markets right now falling, likely continuing what happened in the u.s. in tokyo overnight, another decline. the nikkei, yeah, down more than 3%. i want to look here at shares of google. they're rising in the u.s. right now. google making another play that reaches right into your house. google will buy smart thermostat maker nest. have you heard of this company, nest? $3.2 billion. it would give google an important link to a new market when home appliances and internet services are beginning to merge. your smart house, nest really at the crux of that. google sweeping in for a $3.2 billion purchase. >> romans, i'm getting nervous about the markets. >> i am, too. i was okay two days ago, now i'm a little nervous. look, you have a lot of earnings this week. that's going to be important. and we're hearing from retail companies that things weren't as good in the year as they thought they were, hoped they would be. >> not a good way to start the year. >> no.
this morning, do not look for the weather channel on your tv if you are a directv customer. why would you want to? you would be watching "early start" anyway. the channel has been pulled in a dispute over fees. directv reportedly wants to pay less than it has in the past for the longtime cable tv staple. the weather channel for its part says directv is trading safety for profits, calling its network a critical source for severe weather information. another critical source of severe weather information, let's get a check of your tuesday forecast. indra petersons is here with that. good morning, indra. >> good morning. looks like a rainy day for a lot of us today, especially on the eastern seaboard. you can see on the current satellite and radar the rain pushing up along that east coast. so, what's going on? we have that low that formed and now it's slowly making its way up along the coast. notice a lot of the rain is actually going to be offshore. and even by tonight, you can see it's starting to exit off right around new england. keep in mind, it is a series of these cold fronts. so, by the time one of them comes ashore, goes offshore, you talk about the next one really kind of making its way in. so, you get a little bit of a break tomorrow only to have
another system kick on through, and behind that, another clipper even behind that. so, each one of these is going to be cooling us off a little bit more and bringing another chance for pretty much light showers. in fact, if you add up all of the systems, still, we're not talking about a lot here. bulk of the rain still down to the south, 2 to 3 inches there, 1 to 2, of course, towards the northeast, but some chances for some heavy snow and near blizzard conditions right around green bay. we could see about 8 inches of snow there and some strong winds as well. another thing to keep in mind, the core of the jet stream, where the strongest winds are, that's going to be coming straight down from canada, so temperatures really cooling off today around the dakotas, even nebraska, and of course, bringing them very strong winds. speaking of winds, out towards the west coast, strong winds from the northeast, which means critical fire danger. it's been so dry out there. they're very concerned over the next several days. >> thanks, indra. >> dangerous conditions. coming up for us, killed over a text. this is a shocking story, folks. a movie theater fight ending with one man dead and another behind bars. this morning, new questions in this case. and happening right now,
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ousted the democratically elected president. but mohamed morsi's supporters are urging their countrymen to boycott, and there's been an explosion outside a court. residen reza is live outside a polling place. bring us up to speed, an important day in egypt. >> reporter: yeah, christine, these are tumultuous, unpredictable and dangerous times here in egypt, and today is no different. a big vote today. this is the referendum on the all-important newly amended constitution here in egypt. we're at one of these polling stations, and i'm surrounded by dozens of egyptian women. we've worked hard to keep it relatively quiet, because they are very excited. they want to vote yes on this constitution. but other groups, other individuals have other things in mind. there was a lot of concern that some groups would try to disrupt this day with an attack, and that's exactly what happened around 7:00 a.m. local time today in cairo, about five hours ago. investigators say a homemade
bomb was placed in front of a courthouse in cairo. the best news, no casualties, no fatalities, but a lot of damage to the facade of this courthouse. shortly after the explosion, hundreds of egyptians, many of them angry and emotional, gathered in front of the courthouse condemning the blast, pointing the finger and blaming the muslim brotherhood, the group that was ousted, then banned, and now deemed a terrorist organization by this military-backed government. we should point out at this point, there is no indication who carried out this attack. two hours after the blast, the polling stations opened, thousands of egyptians coming out to cairo to vote. most of them say they're voting yes, and it's very likely, according to analysts, that the military-backed government will get a yes vote, but the big question is can they restore peace and stability and end this cycle of violence that seems to be ratcheting up in this ongoing political crisis for this all-important u.s. ally?
christine? >> already, reza sayah, tumultuous i think is the word to republican describe what is happening there. tu thank you. speaking of tumultuous, protesters spending another day on the streets in bangkok in thailand, all but shutting down that city in demonstrations against the government there. they want the prime minister to resign, and in response, she has called for elections next month. the protesters are rejecting that. believe it or not, they actually want less democracy, and they are vowing to stay in the streets. a retired police officer waking up behind bars this morning after a deadly shooting at a tampa area movie theater. this happened during an afternoon showing of the movie "the lone survivor." authorities say 71-year-old curtis reeves was upset because a man had been texting during the previews. so, reeves got up, walked out to apparently try to find a manager, and then came back. >> they started arguing again about the cell phone. the guy who was shot said something, i just was texting my
daughter, 3-year-old daughter. the fellow who's shot gets up, starts talking with the guy who was the shooter, okay? their voices start going up. there seems to be almost a confrontation, somebody throws popcorn. i'm not sure who threw the popcorn, and then, bang, he was shot. >> wow. chad oulson was hit in the chest. he died. his wife, nicole, was shot in the hand. an off-duty sheriff's deputy in the theater grabbed the gun and detained reeves until police could arrive. reeves retired from the tampa police force in 1993. he reportedly was once director of security for busch gardens. he is facing second-degree murder charges. >> still a lot of questions here. can you imagine? >> over texting and popcorn being thrown in a movie. all right, british police today are reportedly poised for arrests in the case of madeleine mccann, the little girl who vanished nearly seven years while on vacation with her family in portugal. she was just 3 years old. this could be a big development. now the police are on the hunt for three alleged burglars
suspected in a rash of break-ins at the time. newly discovered cell phone records show a sudden spate of calls between the suspects in the hours following mccann's disappearance. people have been watching this case for a long, long time. again, this could be a big development this morning. new developments in an infamous murder case from illinois. drew peterson has filed his appeal, asking a court to overturn his conviction in the killing of his ex-wife. the former police officer's current lawyer writes that a judge in peterson's defense attorney made critical errors during his trial and the state did not present the evidence to convict him. a spokesman for the state's attorney says they're confident the verdict will stand. a civil suit set to be announced today by the family of jonathan ferrell, who was shot and killed by a north carolina police officer back in september. the suit is against the officer, the police department and the city of charlotte. the 24-year-old ferrell was unarmed when he was shot and the state attorney general says he'll take the case against officer randall kerrick to a
grand jury, seeking manslaughter charges. two pilots are off duty as their investigation rampps up. the 737 touched down at the wrong airport in missouri on sunday, an airport six miles away from their intended destination with a dangerously short runway. cnn has learned the plane was cleared to land at the correct airpo airport. both pilots have more than a dozen years of service with the company. they're now on paid leave. the woman known as the octomom is facing charges this morning, accused of welfare fraud. california officials say that nadya suleman failed to report $30,000 in income while on public assistance. suleman is due in court on friday and could face nearly six years in prison. she denies these charges. that strange, bizarre soap opera continues. meanwhile, coming up, the shocking, new twist in the alex rodriguez case, now suing major league baseball, and get this, suing his own union as the details of the case against him
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a-rod's lawyer, joe tacop a tacopina, said yesterday here on cnn that his client's fight against major league baseball will continue, and now the battle is in a federal court. >> andy scholes has the details in the "bleacher report." good morning, andy. >> good morning, guys. a-rod and his lawyers have filed a lawsuit in federal court, alleging that arbitrator frederick horowitz was biased
when he ruled a-rod would have to sit out next season and the postseason. in the suit, a-rod names major league baseball and the players association as defendants. he claims the union did not fairly represent him and that he is being suspended without just cause. legal analysts believe that this lawsuit has virtually no chance of being successful. a massachusetts woman who lost both of her legs in the boston marathon bombings is finally running again. celeste corcoran received new prosthetic legs last week, and just two days after receiving them, she was able to run on her own. >> the first time that i did it myself, like, i literally just kept saying to myself, i can't believe i just did that, i can't believe i just did that. i just did that by myself. >> celeste is not only running, she's also rock climbing and swimming. good for her. all right, if you watched the broncos/chargers game on sunday, you probably heard this before every broncos offensive play.
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breaking news overnight. a judge's new warning to a company responsible for massive contamination that left hundreds of thousands of people without water for days. killed for texting. could this really happen? an argument inside a movie theater ends with one man dead and another behind bars this morning. new enrollment numbers revealing trouble for the president's new health care law. why obamacare prices could soon
be going up. welcome back to "early start," everyone. i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. 29 minutes past the hour. we're going to start this morning with breaking news overnight, new developments in the water crisis that left hundreds of thousands of people in west virginia unable to use what was coming out of their taps. the cause, a chemical leak at a coal processing facility. now, freedom industries has been ordered by a judge not to destroy any evidence or even move its tanks as it faces a growing number of lawsuits and investigations into how this happened. this does include a federal probe. prosecutors want to know how this all happened and who knew what when. >> if their secondary containment systems were shoddy, if they had a release, saw it and didn't report it for a while, all of those things are things that we would be looking to. if you violate federal environmental laws, you will be prosecuted. >> the good news is more and more people today are expected to get the okay to use their
water again as testing is beginning to show that the water is safe. an important day for governor chris christie in new jersey. he's set once again to speak out about the scandal in his office. christie will deliver his state of the state address. cnn has learned he will acknowledge what many people are calling bridgegate, the shutting down of lanes to the george washington bridge by two of his top aides as apparent retribution against a mayor who wouldn't endorse him. that as another mayor is accusing christie's allies of retaliating against him. the mayor of jersey city says the very same aides caught up in the bridge scandal promised to work with him until he said he would not endorse their boss. then within an hour, all of their meetings with him were canceled. state lawmakers now forming a special committee to look into what happened. they want answers. >> it's an abuse of power. it's a cover-up of the abuse of power. and this governor ought to be true to his words in his long apology and be very cooperative in making sure every document is turned over so that my committee and the legislature can look at
this thoroughly and decide for itself what his involvement was. look, there may not be direct involvement from him, but what it does show is a man not in control of his own staff. >> on top of that, as we first told you on "new day," a federal investigation is now under way into whether christie administration misused sandy relief money to pay for this tourism ad campaign, an ad campaign in an election year that featured his family, an ad campaign that was $2 million more expensive than the next closest bid. 32 minutes after the hour, and there are new concerns this morning over just who is signing up for obamacare. officials are reporting that, so far, most of the enrollees have been older and less healthy. that's spurring fears that premiums may rise, since the system was built with the thinking that younger, healthier enrollees would help balance the costs. about 25% of enrollees are younger right now, just 25%. earlier targets suggest that the optimal number would be between 35% and 40%.
administration officials say they are optimistic that more young people will sign up in the months ahead. there are new details about just what may be keeping some people from signing up for obamacare. a study from george washington university finds that the policies put in place by some states are actively discouraging people from getting health care coverage. on the list, missouri, montana, texas and florida. all four limit what these so-called navigators can ask when you try to get help enrolling. some of the governors have said from the get-go they weren't going to play ball. this morning new documents are shedding new light on the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic post in benghazi, libya, on september 11th 2012. the attack left four americans dead, including the u.s. ambassador. newly unclassified documents from the armed services committee show while the military was worried about terrorist attacks around the world that day, little attention was paid to a potential attack in libya, despite growing concern at the time that eastern libya was becoming a hotbed for
extremism. breaking overnight, it appears no charges may be filed in the scandal over the irs giving extra scrutiny to conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. federal law enforcement source tells cnn investigators do not believe anyone committed a chargeable offense, but prosecutors haven't made their decision quite yet. irs officials have admitted the agency did act inappropriately. this morning there is a deal to fund the government through next september, but first, congress needs to find the money to get through next week! if you thought this was all resolved in december, think again. this is the new $1.1 trillion plan. it works out the details of the spending agreement reached between democrats and republicans. congress will still have to pass a temporary funding measure to keep the government running until they approve the larger plan. we could see a compromise emerge today to restore unemployment benefits to more than a million americans. the senate put off yesterday's vote and it's still talking about a possible deal to start sending those checks again. those checks on average about 300 bucks a week. it had appeared that
negotiations were stalled, but now it seems both sides are working to find some sort of agreement. it's still unclear if they can reach common ground and how long it will last. >> yeah. >> there was a three-month deal, then a ten-month deal. that made the republicans angry because they wanted to be able to compromise. it's been kind of a mess on this. >> don't hold your breath. this could go either way. the future of the nsa surveillance program is a topic of debate on capitol hill today as members of a white house committee go before the senate to talk about their recommendation that the programs be reformed or shut down. president obama still considering his options now and is expected to announce a decision about changes to the programs on friday. meanwhile, we're finding out this morning just what edward snowden did during his time as an nsa contractor, including classes in hacking! "foreign policy" magazine reports that back in 2010, snowden traveled to new delhi, reportedly to work as a technical expert at the u.s. embassy. while he was there, he took a course in "ethical hacking," how to break into computer systems to show how to better protect them.
the admitted nsa leaker apparently never disclosed the trip when he renewed his top-secret security clearance in 2011. stock futures higher this morning, higher, thankfully, after the biggest sell-off on the dow industrials since mid-september. the dow fell 180 points. that's a little more than 1%. the s&p and nasdaq also both down more than 1%. the dow now down six of eight trading sessions this year. as for stocks in europe, right now london, frankfurt and paris are all lower. they tend to sometimes follow what happened in the u.s. in tokyo overnight, another decline, the nikkei sliding more than 3%. one of the big stories here in the u.s. this morning, time warner cable rejecting a huge takeover. that would be one of the biggest since the financial crisis, $61 billion. time warner cable's ceo called the offer from charter communications a nonstarter and a low ball. we should say, time warner cable's a separate company from time warner, the parent of cnn, but that was a real shake-up in the, i would say the beleaguered capable space yesterday, a very
big deal, quickly swatted down by time warner cable. >> shows people want to make deals, which is interesting, too. >> exactly. on the subject of cable television, if you're a directv customer, do not look for the weather channel on your television this morning. it's been pulled in a dispute over fees. directv reportedly wants to pay less than it has in the past for the longtime cable tv staple. the weather channel for its part says directv is trading safety for profits, calling its network a critical source for severe weather information. all right, let's turn now to the weather here at cnn. indra petersons has a look at your forecast. hi, there. >> hi. looks like a rainy week this week, a couple chances for showers as a few cold fronts make their way through. check out the radar right now. very easy to see. east coast, yes, rain but light rain. it's not a big system, but just enough to make it gloomy. the low now forming kind of over the carolinas, maybe cruising up the coastline here bringing light showers. you get a break overnight tonight and through tomorrow, but then notice there's a system behind it, kind of a clipper, so pretty dry, but another low
form, so still a chance for precip on the east coast there. and again behind it, a third clipper. that's the story here, system after system, each one of them dropping your temperatures a couple degrees and also bringing light showers. they're so minimal, we're going to add them all together and this is all you're talking about with precip, 2 to 3 inches of rain towards the southeast. notice, check out green bay, near blizzard conditions, almost 8 inches of snow, so that's going to be kind of the hotspot over the next couple days, and strong winds for them. speaking of winds, the jet stream way up high, right where the airplanes fly. the core of that jet stream today going over the dakotas and nebraska. so, with that, bringing all that cold air straight down from canada, temperatures dropping another 20 degrees for them. that is key, because that cold air will eventually spread east, but very strong winds in that region for them. all the way to the west coast, very dry, drought conditions, and today red flag warnings, meaning extreme fire danger, thanks to some santa ana winds out west. so, kind of a lot going on out west, more severe than what's going on on the east coast. >> all right. >> thanks, indra.
>> sure. coming up, john kerry goes to the vatican, but it's who he won't be seeing that's getting a lot of attention. we are live this morning for you in rome. and i've got to say, this is a story that caught my eye this morning. shot for texting. a shocking tragedy at a movie theater. we're going to have the details on this story when we come back. hey guys! sorry we're late. did you run into traffic? no, just had to stop by the house to grab a few things. you stopped by the house? uh-huh. yea. alright, whenever you get your stuff, run upstairs, get cleaned up for dinner. you leave the house in good shape? yea. yea, of course. ♪ [ sportscaster talking on tv ] last-second field go-- yea, sure ya did. [ male announcer ] introducing at&t digital life. personalized home security and automation. get professionally monitored security for just $29.99 a month. with limited availability in select markets. ♪ in fact, they depend on a unique set of nutrients. [ male announcer ] that's why there's ocuvite to help protect your eye health. as you age, your eyes can lose vital nutrients. ocuvite helps replenish key eye nutrients.
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the pope's message sure to be a key part of the secretary of state's discussions. frederik pleitgen is in rome this morning for us. hi, fred. >> reporter: hi, christine, and welcome to a very rainy rome this morning, where as you said, the secretary of state has just landed. you're absolutely right, the main things that they're going to be talking about is syria and the middle east, of course, some very important topics at this point, and they are also very important topics to pope francis. he held a ground-breaking speech yesterday where he talked all about having to start some sort of peace process in syria and also keeping the peace process going in the middle east. it is something that is very central to this pope. he talked about how civilians have to stop being harmed in that country. and of course, one of the main things that's key to the vatican as well is the fact that a lot of christians are suffering in the middle east, too. so, those are some of the topics the two are going to be talking about, and of course, it comes at a time when the secretary of state is trying to drum up support for a peace conference in syria and also trying to get
the middle east peace process going. so, it is something where these two entities, the u.s. and the vatican see eye to eye and are really trying to team up their efforts to get momentum behind this going, christine. >> fred, how likely is it that a peace conference for syria will happen? >> reporter: yeah, yeah. the peace conference is supposed to happen on january 22nd, but at this point, you're absolutely right, it's very difficult to even ascertain whether or not it's going to take place. the big problem is that the western-supported opposition, the national coalition at this point, has not said whether or not it will participate in the peace process. the assad regime says it's going to come, but the other side has not said whether or not they're going to participate. and the other problem right now is that violence is spiraling out of control. so, you have the opposition in syria that's not only fighting against the assad regime but also fighting against islamist rebels, and it really is unclear whether or not the opposition is going to be able to come to geneva, to switzerland, and actually participate in this peace conference. so, a tall order for the
secretary of state, certainly, who needs all the support that he can get, and so, therefore, this meeting today at the vatican is going to be one that is quite important, christine. >> frederik pleitgen in a rainy rome for us this morning. thanks, fred. 43 minutes after the hour and a shocking story this morning. a retired police officer is facing murder charges, behind bars this morning after a deadly shooting at a tampa area movie theater. it happened during an afternoon showing of the movie "the lone survivor." authorities say 71-year-old curtis reeves was upset buzz a man had been texting during the preview, so reeves got up, apparently walked out of the theater to try to find a manager, and then he came back. >> they started arguing again about the cell phone. the guy who was shot said something, i just was texting my daughter, 3-year-old daughter. the fellow who was shot gets up, starts talking with the guy who was the shooter, okay? their voices start going up. there seems to be almost a
confrontation, somebody throws popcorn. i'm not sure who threw the popcorn. and then, bang, he was shot. >> shot for texting. that's the question everyone is asking this morning. chad oulson was hit in the chest, died. his wife, nicole, was shot in the hand. an off duty sheriff's deputy in the theater grabbed the gun and detained reaves until police arrived. new developments in the case of madeleine mccann, the 3-year-old who disappeared seven years ago while on vacation with her family in portugal. now british police are set to be on their way to portugal on the hunt for three alleged burglars suspected in a rash of break-ins at that time. newly discovered cell phone records show a sudden spate of calls between these suspects in the hours following the little girl's disappearance. this morning there are new developments in an inbouinfamou case from illinois. drew peterson has filed an appeal asking for the conviction
in his killing of his ex-wife be ver turned, saying a attorney made critical errors and state did not present the evidence to convict him. a spokesman for the state's attorney is confident the verdict will stand. today in north carolina, the family of jonathan ferrell plans to announce a civil suit against a police officer, the charlotte police and the city over his death. the 24-year-old was unarmed when he was shot by the officer during a confrontation back in september. the state attorney general says he'll take the case against officer randall kerrick to a grand jury seeking an indictment on manslaughter charges. grounded this morning. two southwest airline pilots who were at the controls of a 737 when it landed at the wrong airport, an airport that was six miles away from their actual destination and with a dangerously short runway. cnn has learned that the plane was cleared to land at the correct airport. it is not clear what led to the mistake, but the ntsb is now investigating. both pilots have more than a dozen years of service with the company and they're now on paid
leave. all right, facing welfare fraud charges this morning. the woman known as the octomom. california officials say nadya suleman failed to report $30,000 of income while she was on public assistance. suleman is due in court friday and could face nearly six years in prison. she denies those charges. let's take a look at what's coming up on "new day" this morning. >> chris cuomo is here with us. hey, chris. >> how are you doing, guys? so, we get news that somebody's texting in the movie theater. somebody else doesn't like it. they get into an altercation. this happens in florida. a gun winds up being pulled out by a former cop. somebody is shot and killed for texting. we're going to take you inside that story, figure out how to got so out of control. then also, we want to talk to you about the plane, the southwest jet that landed at the wrong missouri airport. how the heck did this happen? it seems to the uninitiated, it seems impossible with all the new computer technology to actually miss one. so, we're going to give you the latest on the investigation and the pilots who are now grounded, and we're going to go inside a flight simulator to see exactly
what the variables are and figure out how they got to this point, being stuck on that short runway. that's what i've got for you. >> you know, we recently saw another case, it was a freight plane -- >> that was a cargo ship, a cargo flight. >> yeah, and that also, they landed at the wrong airport. you've just got to wonder -- >> it was also in that region of the country. makes you think that maybe, somehow, topography has something to do with it. but again, there is so much computer control of what's going on. >> you say for the uninitiated. i think even for the initiated, it's shocking when a plane lands on the wrong runway and those pilots are suspended today. i think we have a lot more to find out about this one. chris cuomo -- >> i revise my statement, john. even for the initiated, they should have known. >> for anyone remotely initiated or uninitiated, all of the above. >> and that "new day" initiation begins in about 20 minutes. >> exactly. no hazing, please. coming up, egyptians are voting right now for a new constitution amid violence and calls for a boycott. the latest when we come back. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971.
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welcome back. egyptians voting today, right now, on a referendum to replace the country's constitution, but the vote is being marred by an explosion outside a court in cairo. one person died in clashes about 100 miles south of the capital. still, voters turned out to cast ballots over the new charter. it would set limits on how long a president can serve and it
would enshrine rights for women and non-muslims. the muslim brotherhood party is urging supporters to boycott that vote. the streets of bangkok are packed again this morning with tens of thousands of protesters all but shutting down that city in a demonstration against the government. they want the prime minister to resign, and in response, shias called for elections next month. protesters are rejecting that and vowing to stay in the streets. we're hearing another apology this morning over dennis rodman's trip to north korea. this time, it's from former nba star kenny anderson. he traveled to pyongyang as part of rodman's basketball team. on "piers morgan live," anderson said rodman asked him to participate because he was good with kids and basketball camps, but he admitted he didn't do the research before stepping into what would become an international controversy. >> but what did you know about north korea -- >> nothing. >> -- about the regime? >> nothing, and that's where i hold myself accountable for, you know. i didn't do my due diligence with the trip, and i would like, you know, to apologize to david
stern of the nba, my supporters, my fans and americans out there that i did not know, you know, the politics of north korea. >> wow. anderson said once he got to north korea, he had no choice but to participate and shake kim jong-un's hand and now is apologizing to his family and friends and everyone who looked up to him. he said that was all a mistake. coming up, google is already all over your computers and smartphones. now it's getting a piece of your house! the big buyout that will get google into the thermostat business. it's "money time," next. life could be hectic. as a working mom of two young boys angie's list saves me a lot of time. after reading all the reviews i know i'm making the right choice. online or on the phone, we help you hire right the first time. with honest reviews on over 720 local services. keeping up with these two is more than a full time job, and i don't have time for unreliable companies. angie's list definitely saves me time and money.
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good morning! welcome back to "early start." it's "money time." he's called the godfather of the ipod, now working for google. tony fidel's nest labs is being snapped up by google for $3.2 billion. he left apple and co-founded this company, nest, in 2010. it's a smart thermostat maker that also has branched out to smoke detectors. google's move brings in house one of apple's former heavyweights as google struggles to keep up with apple on consumer products. it also puts google right there
in your house as it positions itself for the merging of consumer appliances and the internet. our laurie segall caught up with fadell a couple months ago and asked him about his wife's reaction when he told her he was getting into home heating. >> her first gut reaction was, are you kidding me? the ipod guy making thermostats? but then after you explain the problem and you explain the solution in literally in a minute, she was like, there's no way you can't do this. it's a big market, it's incredibly impactful, it's a win for the customer, it's a win for the environment, and it's a win for your family. >> the deal to buy nest would be google's second biggest behind its 2012 acquisition of the cell phone maker motorola mobility. stock futures higher this morning right now after the biggest sell-off in the dow industrials since mid-september. the dow yesterday down 180, a little more than 1%, the s&p and nasdaq both down 1%. it's been a tough start to the year. the dow now down six of eight trading sessions in 2014. the detroit auto show going strong, unveiling some cool
concept cars on monday. here's the toyota ft-1 concept, reminiscent of the toyota supra model. here's the vehicle wagon beetle dune model with extra clearance for the sandy beaches. and here's the gt-4 stinger concept. looks like a two-seater, but it has two small back seats for cramped passengers. if you're a directv customer, don't look for the weather channel on your tv this morning. it's been pulled in a dispute over fees. directv reportedly wants to pay less than it has in the past for the longtime cable tv staple. the weather channel for its part says that directv is trading safety for profit. it says its network is a critical source for the atmosphere in that administration has always been one of, you know, threats and bullying. >> on the line. chris christie give ago gig
speech today, expected to address the bridge scandal again. shot for texting. a terrifying scene at a florida movie theater. we hear from those inside during the shooting grounding the two pilots who landed at the wrong airport are now on paid leave. and we'll take you inside a flight simulator. how hard is it to miss an airport. your "new day" starts right now. >> good morning. welcome to "new day." it's tuesday, january 14th, 6:00 in the east. and chris christie is waking up to yet another potential crisis. there are new accusations of political retributions surfacing now. and the feds are investigating a cnn exclusive, whether christie
miss spent millions of dollars from the hurricane sandy relief fund. today, the new jersey governor will deliver a critical address. we are live from trenton this morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, well, today, chris christie will layout his vision for what he wants to accomplish in his first year of his second term. it was a speech that was bound to get national attention yesterday after the landslide looks like a steppingstone to a 2016 bid for the presency. in the midst of weathering a full blown political super storm, christie will address the bridge scandal this afternoon. this will be the first time the popular new jersey governor is