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thank you for a wonderful show, everyone. we hope you have a good day. a lot of news still happening today. let's go straight over to "newsroom" with carol costello. >> have a great day. good morning to you. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. justin bieber is now the newest pop star to fall from grace. the 19-year-old was arrested early this morning on suspicion of street racing and dui. miami beach police say the singer was taken into custody just after 4:00 a.m. while driving a rented lamborghini. and they say bieber was driving so fast it took officers a while to catch up to him. nischelle turner is covering the story from los angeles. tell us more, nischelle. >> justin bieber was arrested, like you said, early this morning on suspicion of drag racing while under the influence of alcohol. the miami beach police department tell us the arrest occurred at 4:09 a.m. after they
spotted this lamborghini and a ferrari drag racing in a residential neighborhood in miami beach. police say two additional vehicles with unidentified drivers blocked off traffic on the street and made this kind of space, this makeshift space for drag racing. when police caught up to justin's lamborghini, he showed signs of impairment. they also say he failed a field sobriety test. they also tell us that he was given a sobriety test at the police department. we don't have results from that yet. police also tell us that the other driver was, in their words, bieber's associate and that he also showed signs of impairment. both of them were arrested on suspicion of dui. now justin bieber will be processed. he will be sent to the miami-dade county jail where more charges could come. that's what police tell us this morning. also, authorities in miami are also investigating now whether justin bieber was accompanied by an unauthorized police escort earlier this week so that he could travel in between strip
clubs. miami beach police say they did not, carol, provide that unauthorized escort. so there's a lot going on with justin in miami right now. of course, we're just beginning to sort it all out. >> i'll let you get back to it. nischelle turner reporting live for us this morning. also just in, first time jobless claims appear to be leveling off. claims rose by 1,000 applications last week to 326,000. that was lower than what many economists had predicted and some say it could be a sign firings have leveled off after the holiday retail season. today there are daunting new challenges for the nsa surveillance program and the wide net it casts in collecting americans' phone records. that was one of the secret spying tactics revealed by edward snowden, the former contractor who blew the lid off the nation's intelligence gathering. cnn has learned a federal watchdog group that focuses on privacy issues concludes that the program is not only illegal, it also has minimal value in
fighting terrorism. athena jones is at the white house with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're talking about the independent privacy and civil liberties oversight board. this is an independent board first set up in 2004 that's taken on several different iterations. congress asked this board to review these programs. this is the first two of reports that are going to come out. as you mentioned, they've concluded this program of collecting bulk phone records from americans. not the content of calls but the timing and other aspects, information about the calls, that it is illegal. that it should be stopped and it's really only had minimal benefits. a quote for you a little from this report i have some of it here. quite lengthy, 238 pages. section 215, which is the part of the patriot act that the government says the obama administration says justified this phone bulk data collection program, they say that that part of the program lacks a viable legal foundation under section
215 of the patriot act. and that is implicates constitutional concerns under the first amendment and the fourth amendment. talk about privacy and civil liberties concerns. they believe it should be ended. the board also makes the recommendations. among those recommendations are deleting raw phone records after three years instead of five. and then tightening access to search results that are -- analysts have access to under these records. this would be recommendations that the board says should happen as they are winding down this program. this won't end this, of course. they say the program should stick around and there are two federal district court judges who last year came to opposite conclusions about whether this program is legal. so it just adds to the discussion, carol. >> the president already came out and he talked about tweaks to the nsa. so how might this report affect things in the future? >> it's interesting. we've asked the white house about this. they say that the board made their recommendations, made their conclusions known to the president before he gave his
speech last friday talking about his own recommendations of the program. so it's unclear whether this new report from this board will change the administration's approach. but what it certainly does is it adds more fuel to those who believe the program should be ended who say it is illegal. it adds to the discussion, carol. >> athena jones reporting live from the white house. by the way, nsa leaker edward snowden will host a town hall online today on the free snowden website. it's now just 15 days until the sochi olympics, and the ominous rumble of terrorist threats is steadily stealing the spotlight from the world's greatest athletes. just don't expect to hear that from russian leaders. russian president dmitry medvedev sat down with an interview with christiane amanpour. he largely downplayed the danger and reassured the world that russia's security forces will keep the winter games safe. >> with respect to threats on
public events, there are always some threats. not only this country but also in others. in this country, they have some specific nature and consequences. definitely we are aware of that. and we will take that into account during the olympics. >> let me just ask you to be specific, the russian security forces, the government has sent out alert about a specific so-called black widow who may have penetrated even the ring of steel around sochi already. and hotels are being told to look out for this person. flyers and posters are being sent around. given the amount of security that you've put in place, how is it possible that this could happen so close to the games? >> translator: you know, we are very a very tough struggle against terrorism. this is the reality of our life of today. and all those threats, including the ones you have mentioned occur not in the context -- not
only in the context of the olympics. and we keep fighting them every day. sometimes we have good results, but sometimes we don't have the results we expected. but anyway the struggle will be continued. >> christiane amanpour joins me now from london. somehow i'm not reassured by that interview, christiane. >> well, look. as they say, nothing is terrorist-proof. we saw it, as he pointed out, the boston marathon. if you remember the olympics in atlanta all those years ago. but the russians are in very close contact with the americans, military to military, fbi to their so-called fsb, and also they have said that they have deployed tens of thousands of troops. it is a scary situation. sochi is in the middle of that rather dangerous region where rather anarchic republics bord ter. and they are looking for terrorists and there have been
terrorist threats on the internet. so it is scary and certainly some in the united states, even congressmen and senators have said even u.s. athletes shouldn't go. this, of course, puts the wind up the sails of the russians and they are doing everything they possibly can to make this not only the best but the safest olympics. >> christiane amanpour live in london for us this morning. thank you. still to come, another cnn exclusive. a top iranian official says the united states is wrong on the nuclear deal. there was no agreement to dismantle. we'll talk about that next. e're. 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.
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but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is. a top iranian official says the obama administration has -- iran's foreign minister talks about the nuclear deal and says iran never agreed to dismantle anything. >> the white house version, both underplays the concessions and overplays iranian commitment. and i'm not interested in that. i'm simply saying, why don't we all stick to what we agreed.
why do we need to produce different texts. >> explain to our viewers what's different in terms of iran's commitment to what you agreed to and what the white house says you agreed to. >> the terminology is different. the white house tries to portray it as basically a dismantling of iran's nuclear program. that is the word that they use time and again. and i urge you to read the entire text. if you find a single -- a single word that even closely resembles this or could be defined as dismantling in the entire text, then i will take back my comment. >> what the text -- what iran has agreed is not to enrage about 5%. we did not agree to dismantle
anything. >> that interview coming on the sidelines of the world economic forum in switzerland. a senior administration official tells cnn the iranians are spinning the story for domestic political purposes. checking other top stories, the 12 minutes past the hour, a fire at a biodiesel plant in mississippi continues to burn this morning after a huge explosion wednesday afternoon. firefighters were waiting for the blaze to burn itself out and are stationed nearly a mile away due to fears a chemical tank might explode. 50 nearby homes have been evacuated. so far no injuries reported. texas has executed a mexican national despite diplomatic pressure from mexico's government and the obama administration. 46-year-old edgar tomaio was convicted of murdering a houston police officer back in 1994 but mexican officials say he was denied consulate access when arrested. u.s. officials warned executing him could impact how americans are treated abroad. the supreme court rejected
tomaio's final appeal on wednesday night. in hawaii, this is lava spewing from kilauea. the hawaiian volcano observatory. january is volcano awareness in hawaii. this just announcing that fact. shocking video to show you. it's miraculous. you are about to see a 5-year-old boy and his grandmother being run over by a car. now it is disturbing to watch, but both of them survive. i don't know how, but they survive. take a look. this is surveillance footage. it shows the car crash and then that out-of-control car hits a parked car and rolls over the boy and his grandmother, right? amazingly, the boy pops right up and rushes over to help his 56-year-old grandma. this all happened in brazil. reports say both of them have
left the hospital. they only suffered minor injuries. the grandmother told reporters, quote, i am sure god's hand protected us. wow. i'm sure she's right. still to come in the newsroom. her whole world was shattered. for the first time we're hearing about the widow in the tragic movie theater shooting. >> these are her first public words. they're emotional, powerful in a case that most of us simply find unbelievable. that's coming up. farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what?
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the widow of the man gunned down in a florida movie theater just ten days ago is speaking out this morning. nicole kohlson spoke on "good morning america" about the heartache she feels after losing her husband and the father of their child. >> there are times at night especially that was my husband's ritual to put her to bed. it's times like that, or before the last thing he'd say to her before tucking her in is that you make me so happy. daddy is so happy, lexi.
she'd say, me happy, too. lexi happy, too. those are the times that i'll never be able to replace. and that's when it's hard. >> the story is so much on the minds of americans. i justa went to a movie last weekend and the manager came in and said absolutely no texting. the guy behind me said, yeah, or somebody might shoot you, right? very much on americans minds. >> we go to movies. we text. >> the harsh thing of being a reporter is trying to knock on the door of a widow's home and ask how she was feeling. i did that. i'm talking about nicole coulson. she's able now to speak out. listen to what she had to say. in a wavering and halting voice, nicole tried to explain what much of the nation can't comprehend. >> and it's so hard and it's so unbearable. >> reporter: how a husband and wife's date at a movie matinee could turn deadly. >> so i was just so excited and looking forward to spending a day with the love of my life at
a place of entertainment. family entertainment. >> witnesses say during the previews at this theater north of tampa, chad used his phone to text the babysitter. that bothered the man behind him, retired cop curtis reeves. according to authorities, the two argued and after he threw his bag of popcorn, reeves pulled a handgun and fired a single fatal shot. >> to think in the blink of an eye my whole world got shattered into a million pieces. and now i'm left trying to pick them up and put them all back together. >> police say reeves told them he fired in self-defense. meanwhile his attorney says his client is also suffering. >> mr. reeves is certainly heartbroken over the fact that someone's life has been lost here. but, you know, we need to focus at this point in time on gathering the true evidence and bringing that forth before the court. >> not surprisingly, nicole has a different set of priorities.
>> right now i'm just still trying to recover from the shock and my main focus is and always will be on my daughter alexis. it's just unimaginable. >> and a fund has been set up to help the family. so far they've raised just over $20,000. curtis reeves, his next court appearance for 5th. >> just a couple of questions. did she talk at all about what actually happened? what led up to the alter -- well, what some call an altercation between her husband and the alleged shooter? and then, of course, we all know about the wound through her hand. how did that happen? >> two things there. she only spoke for 50 seconds and didn't take any questions. she's, understandably, still extremely upset. her lawyers say that she will be probably called as a key witness and she remembers everything. they didn't go into detail. however, it was explained by the sheriff to me that she was wounded in the hand. the ring finger, as a matter of fact, that was placed on her
husband's chest as if to hold them back. and the gun goes off and the bullet goes through her finger and into her husband killing him. she may still have to undergo further surgery. martin savidge, thanks. george zimmerman hoping to cash in on another painting. this time the image of the special prosecutor. it says, quote, i have this much respect for the american judicial system. and shows angela corey mink fingers. zimmerman's brother tweeted the picture out overnight and said it will be available for sale some time later today. his last painting of an american flag sold on ebay for more than $100,000. target is make something cuts. we're not talking about prices. christine romans has all the details. good morning. >> good morning. for part-time workers who are offered health insurance through target, they are now being encouraged to go get obama care. what target is doing and saying for its part-time workers right after the break.
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good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me. some major changes are coming to target. the company slashing nearly 500 jobs and ditching some long-held perks for part-time employees. our chief business correspondent christine romans is here with the details. good morning. >> good morning. let's start with those perks. target is one of those big companies, not very many of them, but one of those big companies that doesn't offer health insurance for part-time workers. now with the advent of obamacare, target joining home depot and trader joe's in saying we'd like you to go on to the obamacare exchanges to get your health insurance. target will give their workers $500 to help ease that transition. they've also hired a benefits company to help explain to their workers how to get it done. their plans, their part-time benefit plans there at target will end april 1st. it's a trend we've been seeing some of these big companies moving their workers on to
obamacare. some think that by offering their workers -- by offering these plans, that other workers who maybe don't take advantage of it there can't go on the exchanges so they are just trying to move people off on to those exchanges. some workers have complained they worry it's going to be more expensive on the open exchange. but this is definitely a trend we've been seeing. meanwhile, cutting about 500 jobs. this company carol has been really under a lot of pressure since black friday debacle of having all of that information stolen in that big hacking. the headlines have not been good for target. the stock has not been doing that great over the past six months or so. you can see that down about 20% over the past six months. so target really trying to clean house here with some job cuts. this new change for its part-time workers and also still -- still trying to get to the heart of that hack attack, carol. >> christine romans reporting live for us. checking other top stories. nsa leaker edward snowden will take questions today in a live town hall-style chat on the free
snowden website. the chat starts at 3:00 p.m. eastern. you can submit questions using #asksnowden. he's expected to comment on the president's latest remarks about the nsa. the iranian president hassan rouhani took to the stage saying his country has no plans for nuclear weapons. >> translator: i strongly and clearly declare that nuclear weapons have no place in our security strategy and that iran has no motivation to move in that direction. a look at history also clearly shows that iran has in the past century never launched any invasions or aggression and only engaged in active defense against threat and direct and indirect invasion. >> rouhani's comments only refer to nuclear weapons. he added that the country will continue with what it calls peaceful nuclear technology.
now a story that tests the boundaries of the law, compassion and the heartbreak of a grieving family. today the husband of marley says there's new reason to take her off the ventilator machines. it involves her fetus, which is at the center of the texas hospital's refusal to disconnect her. new tests show the fetus is deformed. cnn's ed lavandera is in dallas with more this morning. good morning, ed. >> reporter: good morning, carol. this is already a difficult story with the details that we're learning now. gets even more difficult. the attorneys for the husband of marlise munoz released a statement late yesterday afternoon saying that even though they believe that they do nothing, they have to release this information because they do not believe this information is relevant to their case. they wanted everyone to understand the condition that marlise's fetus is in. according to the medical
records, we have been provided the fetus is distinctly abnormal. even at this early stage, the lower extremities are deformed to the extent that the gender cannot be determined. the statement goes on to say the baby -- or the fetus suffers from hydrocephalous, which is fluid on the brain and also has an undetermined heart problem as well. and this is exactly the position that family members have said they do not want to -- never wanted to be in. the statement also goes on to say that quite sadly, this information is not surprising, due to the fact that the fetus after being deprived of oxygen for an indeterminant length of time is gestating within a dead and deteriorating body as a horrified family looks on in anguish, distress and sadness. now the family and the attorneys for munoz filed an emergency hearing request about a week and a half ago. that hearing has been scheduled for this friday afternoon in ft. worth. it's not exactly clear what will happen at that hearing if a
final determination will be made. but what the munoz family is asking for is that the ventilator be cut off and that the body be returned to the family for proper burial. >> such a difficult story, ed. so i know there's going to be a hearing, right, on friday. and they'll decide things. but if the hearing rules in the hospital's favor, does that mean that the hospital will keep her alive until the baby is born? >> you know, the fetus is about 22 weeks, roughly, right about now. it could take to about 25 weeks for medical experts of whether or not this fetus could be viable on its own outside of the womb. but it's so hard to say exactly where this would go beyond all this at this point. and it's not exactly clear if we will get a final determination at this hearing on friday or if this will be the first chance for the hospital and the attorneys for the hospital to make their case.
so far they have not put out any public writings. they say they are following the law and have said that in various statements that have been released over the course of the last month and a half. but i'm not entirely sure if we'll get a final determination on friday or if the judge will listen to the arguments and then take some time to make the decision. >> ed, we have sunny hostin, cnn's legal analyst, to help us parse some of those questions. i'll pose that question to you. this hearing that is supposed to take place, ed just said there may be no decision. the judge may have to think about things, which makes it even more painful for this family. >> well, that's true. they have filed sort of for an injunction and emergency injunction. they want them to make a decision. with these kinds of cases, judges do try to make decisions fairly quickly, though, carol. so while we can't say on friday we will have a determination, i think the judge in a case like this will work pretty hard to try to get the family an answer under the law pretty quickly.
>> if the baby is born and many medical experts say, even if the baby is born, it will be born dead. there's no easy way to put any of this, so i apologize to any of you out there. but if the baby is born alive, the family will have to care for this child who was bound to have many problems. what will the parents do? is there any way they can get the hospital to pay? the hospital is really making all of the decisions. >> yeah, well, it's not -- this is a tragic case all around. and i think it's not unusual, but it's certainly rare. there have been cases where women that have been brain dead have given birth to children. some have lived and have been healthy. some have not. and so i don't think anyone knows what the outcome will be at this point. the hospital says that it is following the law as it stands
in texas. and i've got to tell you i've reviewed the law in researching this case and discussing this case and reporting on this case for so long. and the law in my view is pretty murky. and i think this case is in the right place because the law needs to be clarified. and that will give the hospital and the family guidance as to how to proceed. >> so the law needs to be clarified. it's come to this to clarify this law at the expense of the munoz family. just doesn't seem right somehow, sunny. >> i know. i know. this case certainly has sparked national attention and people feel really strongly about this case on both sides. there are those that are saying, you know, what about the life of the baby, what about the life of the child here. and there are those that are saying, this is really a case about women's rights. this is a case about a woman having the right to decide what happens to her family -- to herself and the right of a family to determine what happens
to a loved one. so, you know, i think, though, when you have issues like this, that are divisive and issues where the law isn't clear, again, the right place for it, carol, is in a court. so that the courts can determine what the law should be. especially in this context because, again, what we're talking about is a woman who didn't have an advance directive in writing. her husband is saying they had these discussions, not about being put on a life support system when you are pregnant. so in context, they didn't have this discussion. and unfortunately in texas, the way the law is written is that even if the woman has this advanced directive in writing, the law sort of trumps that. and the law says if you are a pregnant patient, you can't be taken off of life support. but, really, the question i think for many people is, is a
brain-dead person a patient? and which patient is the law talking about? is the law talking about the mother as the patient or the child as the patient? and so again, very murky. very nuanced. >> and just to remind people, she was 14 weeks pregnant. so the fetus couldn't survive -- it couldn't survive outside the womb, right? so we're not even talking about -- >> right, at 14 weeks. >> i want to make that clear because i think that sometimes we kind of pass over that fact but sunny hostin, i'm sure you'll be back when, hopefully, this is decided on friday. we'll see. >> yeah yeah. >> sunny hostin, many thanks. still to come, you may be surprised to hear just how many people in the united states think the economic system is rigged. we'll talk about how president obama could address that during next week's state of the union. [ male announcer ] this is the cat that drank the milk... [ meows ] ...and let in the dog that woke the man who drove to the control room [ woman ] driverless mode engaged. find parking space. [ woman ] parking space found.
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all right. we told you at the top of the show that justin bieber was arrested in miami beach. we have a bit of video to show you courtesy of tmz. this is the scene of the alleged crime. justin bieber's yellow lamborghini there. you can't really see the star in these pictures, but that is the car. police stopped him when he was allegedly drag racing down the streets of miami beach. they also believe that justin bieber was drunk. they gave him a breathalyzer
test at the scene. we don't know what the results were. apparently there were other people involved in this incident. namely, one of his rapper friends. and supposedly this model who was in a car with him. justin bieber is now in police custody. we expect police to file charges against the singer shortly. when we get more information on this, of course, we'll pass it along to you. also in the news today, president obama will meet more than 200 mayors from around the country. he's expected to talk about how his economic agenda can help cities. the mayors are in washington for the u.s. conference on mayors, and it's likely the president won't have an easy sell. atlanta's mayor, reed, who will not attend the conference, summed it up this way for the huffington post. he says business leaders need to skip the federal government and negotiate directly with local leaders. >> one of the conversations that we're having here is, we're encouraging businesses to partner with subnational leaders. stop worrying about what you can do with the federal government and deal directly with mayors.
if somebody wants to partner with the city of atlanta, they need my support and the support of eight city council people. well, 70% of the gdp of the united states is in cities. so if you are going to have a healthy country you need healthy cities. >> by the way, congress isn't doing much. cnn's chief political analyst gloria borgeer is here to talk more about this. i mean, kaseem reed is right. >> well, look. i think there's a real issue here in this country overall about economic mobility. and i think this is an issue that president obama is going to address in his state of the union, in talking with mayors. and it's going to be a key theme for him going forward and for democrats going forward. a majority of this country believes they are not able to get any richer any faster. and it's difficult for them to climb the ladder.
not only that, you've got a new harvard study out this morning that says over the last generation you aren't any more likely to pull yourself up by your boot straps if you are in a low economic level than your granparents were. so you take all these things together and the mayors and the president, many of them, are on the same side in this issue. >> we're talking about the same poll here. a poll in "usa today" that showed 65% of americans say the gap between rich and everyone else is growing wider. and 60% say the economic system unfairly favors the wealthy. now that crosses both political lines, right? so in other words, the majority of americans think the system is rigged against them. >> a majority of americans do, which is why it's such a saliant political argument and on top of that, this whole notion of economic mobility that i was just talking about, carol is what everybody sort of grew up in america believing, which is
that even if your family is poor, you can pull yourself up by your boot straps and move up that economic ladder more quickly. now we discovered, according to this harvard study that mobility hasn't changed in 50 years, okay? and that's a real problem, too. so it's not only economic inequality, but it's this question of mobility. so you aren't able to move up that ladder any faster. put all these things together and it's a very salient political argument. the question is, carol, who do you blame? if you are a republican you say, big government programs like head start and all the rest haven't really helped. if you are a democrat you say, you know what? you need to make these programs better so that they can help. so you do need government to help. and that's the argument we're going to have going into the next election. >> gloria borger, many thanks to you. i have to read live to miami beach because miami beach police are holding a press conference
on the arrest of justin bieber. let's listen. >> when he noticed what he believed at the time was two lamborghinis, one red, one yellow, drag racing on pine tree drive going northbound. the officer called it off on the radio. he made a u-turn and tried to catch up to the vehicles and was able to stop the red vehicle, which turned out to a red ferrari. the vehicle that mr. bieber was driving, the yellow lamborghini, continued north and made a left on 44th street traveling eastbound. another officer was able to stop mr. bieber and upon approaching the car, when he opened up the window and confronted mr. bieber, he smelled a strong odor of alcoholic beverage. mr. bieber at that point was not cooperating with the officer's instructions. the officer asked him to exit the vehicle. he was questioning why he was being stopped. ultimately, he eventually did step out of the vehicle. would not follow the officer's instructions. the officer at that time did
place mr. bieber under arrest for resisting without violence, for not following his instructions. he felt at that time that mr. bieber may have been impaired. he was brought to the miami beach police station where a dui investigation was conducted. it was determined that he was impaired. during the investigation, mr. bieber made a statement that he had consumed some alcohol and had been smoking marijuana and consumed some prescription medication. he is currently here at the station. he's going to be transported to miami-dade county corrections. once he was here at the station, he was very cooperative. we did not have any issues with him. and, you know, he will be arrested. the charges will be dui. he also has a no valid driver's license out of the state of georgia. and the resisting arrest without violence charge. and that's all i have to say. i don't know if -- i'll take a couple questions, and detective
hernandez will be doing it in spanish. >> i heard he was cussing out all the cops. >> we'll be releasing the a form which details the interaction between the officer and mr. bieber. yes. >> do you know how much alcohol he was drinking? >> i don't have the levels. you know, it's a combination, when you have narcotics, marijuana and alcohol, it's the impairment of being impaired while driving. >> do you know where he was? >> i don't have -- i know it is a prescription medication. >> do you know he had been out partying? where had he been. >> i'm sorry? >> where had he been? had he been partying on the beach? >> i don't know where. >> what does that "a" form say about his interaction with the officers? >> we're going to release it. it's very specific. at first he was a little belligerent questioning, use something choice words questioning why he was being stopped and why the officer was even questioning him.
>> have you read it? >> excuse me? >> would he mind if you read it? >> no, we're going to let -- >> do you know how fast he was driving? >> 55 to 60 miles an hour. the officer was coming in the opposite direction. pine tree drive is a two-lane in each direction. it's a residential area. >> what's the speed limit there? >> 30 miles an hour. >> he did acknowledge he was -- that he did take a prescription medication and that he used -- that he had been smoking partner and he did consume a beer. >> [ inaudible ]. >> i don't know the specific of the meds. he did not have it on him. excuse me? >> -- he was drag racing? how are you drag racing at 55. >> they were starting from a stopped position and accel rating up to a high rate of speed. and going almost double the speed limit if you will in that area. >> the officer saw them go from
a stopped position and then accelerate? >> yes. >> okay. i'm going to let detective hernandez do in spanish. >> isn't pine tree one wide? >> it's divided, yes. it's two lanes going north and two lanes going south. >> thank you, chief. >> all right. while they say the same exact thing in spanish, we're going to break away with this. but kind of shocking developments in this case. justin bieber, according to this police officer, was drinking alcohol, smoking pot and taking prescription drugs. he was behind the wheel of a lamborghini that was traveling above the speed limit through a residential neighborhood in miami beach. supposedly, according to police, he was drag racing with another lamborghini. they were traveling up to speeds up to 60 miles per hour. the speed limit on those streets 30 miles per hour. the officer also said justin bieber was a little belligerent when police started asking him
questions, used a few choice words. the police officer said he wasn't sure what prescription drugs exactly justin bieber was taking. and you are looking at a shot now of the lamborghinis, the red one and yellow one involved in this incident. you have to wonder whether justin bieber will be going back to canada at any point because he has a visa to work here in the united states. that visa could well be revoked. and also the other interesting thing that came out of this presser is that he didn't have a valid driver's license. and the license he had was out of the state of georgia. so we'll be parsing through all of this throughout the day on cnn. we'll be right back. hey guys! sorry we're late.
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i've told my daughters it's a bad idea, not healthy. >> 20 states have legalized marijuana for medicine personal. now states like alaska and oregon are considering doing that too. joining me now is patrick mullen, former dea agent that provides legal council for a marijuana investment firm. good morning patrick. >> good morning. >> i want to ask about the president's comments. it made a lot of waves. the president said marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. you fought drugs a long time. is he right? >> i think he is. >> former president kennedy and democrats say he's wrong. that marijuana is stronger today than it was back in the day and we need to be careful when we say things like that. >> it is true that the typical
concentration of marijuana is higher today. it is still a safe product when used responsibly by adults. >> you're saying if marijuana is regulated it's no more dangerous than alcohol, but if people buy it on the street it might be more dangerous? >> sure. that's the consequences of a black market. there's no quality assurance. as we move into the new emerging legal market, one of the keys is going to be safe access to quality tested products. that's going to be the responsibility of the new industry, new businesses that are sprouting up to provide access in that way. >> what's really interesting, there's still a black market in states like colorado where marijuana is legal to use recreationally. some people thought well the
illegal drug trade as far as marijuana is concerned would simply dry up because marijuana is legal in colorado now. >> well, i think that it's very early certainly. i don't think anyone expected the black market to be stamped out on day one. it's going to take time. as the production quality increases on the legal side and the businesses start to scale, prices will come down. the legal industry has to be competitive with the black market in order to push the black market out. i believe all other things being equal that most americans will choose a safe experience of purchasing quality, safe can bus at a retail stole rather than on the corner. >> patrick, thanks for joining me this morning. i appreciate it. we'll be right back. breathe through your suddenly you're a mouthbreather. well, put on a breathe right strip and instantly open your nose
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. all right. this is not good news. dow jones making a drop at the open, down nearly 154 points. you see a that there. allison is following this from the new york stock exchange. why is this happening? >> the bear is coming out to play. there was a down beat report out of china on manufacturing pushing investors to sale. it shows manufacturing in china
contracted it didn't grow. china matters because it's one of our biggest trading partners. if china is not doing well, that affects us. stocks much lower in the first half hour of trading because investors are looking for signs the economy is strong enough to keep running. they're looking to companies for that. we're knee deep in the fourth quarter earning seasons. investors aren't getting comfort from the company angle either. a lot of reports coming from companies are mixed at best. investors were hoping for for. dow down 159 points at the moment. >> we'll check back with allison later. the next hour of "newsroom" starts now. and good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you for joining me.
justin bieber the latest pop star to fall from grace. the 19-year-old singer was arrested this morning on suspicion of street racing and dui. the miami police say the singer was taken into custody after 4:00 a.m. while driving a l lamborghi lamborghini. he admitted to police he had been drinking and smoking marijuana before getting behind the wheel of the car. >> upon broaching the car when he opened the window and confronted bieber, he smelled the strong odor of alcoholic beverage. mr. bieber was not cooperating with the officer's instructions. the officer asked him to question the vehicle. he was questioning why he was being stopped. he eventually stepped out of the vehicle would not follow the officer's instructions. the officer did place mr. bieber under arrest for resisting without violence. >> apparently he wouldn't take his hands out of his pockets
when police ordered him to do so. michelle turner live in los angeles with more. what did the police officer say? >> basically carol he did give information as to what was going on. this was a residential area. there were two cars, justin bieber in the lamborghini and another red lamborghini. the officer told us they were going 55 or 60 miles per hour in the residential area. apparently this is twice the legal speed limit in that area they believe. he said that they believed they were drag racing because the cars were going from a stopped position to revving their engine and going at a high rate of speed. once again, twice the legal limit on that road. the officer talked about once justin bieber got to the police station. there he was cooperating with them. that is when he made the statements that he had drunk a beer. he a had smoked some weed that
night, and that he had also taken prescription drugs. that's what they say bieber told them. when asked about his blood alcohol level, they couldn't tell. the officer said when there's a combination of drugs and alcohol, everything gets muddled. they're trying to sort that out. apparently justin will be charged with driving under the influence. he was arrested because he was resisting arrest and also for drag racing in that area. so there could be other charges that follow. that's what they told us earlier today. again, carol, just starting to get the information into this. you know this comes after a long list of troubles, run-ins, legal issues, residential issues justin has been having. i think now this has turn into something that needs to be addressed and needs to be really looked at. this is serious. >> he's putting other people's
lives in danger. thank you so much. >> we want to get legal perspective. i want to bring in bj bern stein. i know you feel a little sorry for bieber, but he's drag racing allegedly on a residential street. >> what i would say is this. i'm going to treat him for a minute like i would every other 19 to 22-year-old boy who's regularly in my office and arrested in this country. we have to deal with the fact, for a parent they see signs. we happen to see the signs of justin bieber on national television, on tmz hearing about it everybody minute, magnifying it for him. there could be something going on. he probably does need intervention and help and not enablement. i'm not saying he's guilty yet. i'm a criminal defense lawyer. >> i'm going to play along with you. >> right. >> maybe it was a cry for help because he freely volunteered to
the police officer he had been drinking, smoking pot and take prescription drugs. normally you wouldn't do that when placed under arrest. >> if you think back the history of his career, everybody loved him because he was a great kid with a good moral fiber. like everybody else, if i get off set, i'll have a call this afternoon already of another parent saying my kid has been doing fine in school and all of a sudden he's going off the rails because of alcohol, drugs and potentially with young people mental health issues are a rising. for him, what i say to my young one, i know you have friends who drink, friends who smoke pot. the universe tapped you on the head and got you arrested. this is your opportunity to change. it has to come from him. >> other people are involved. he supposedly had someone else in the car, drag racing with another person, going fast down a residential street. this is not kid stuff. >> absolutely. the question is what should be
the consequences. he's not a u.s. citizen. he's going to need a skilled lawyer to make sure if he enters a plea of some sort or resolves it it doesn't jeopardize his ability to remain in the united states. again, when talking about young people, how hard do you punish them? if they make a true change from the date of arrest to the time the case is resolved, time goes by. i say this is your private probation time. bj's probation is sometimes rougher than the government's. i say let's get it together, figure out what's going on and have the chance not to jeopardize or injure anybody and get things straight. >> let's hope so. it would be sad if he goes down the same road like lindsey lohan per se. >> who's coming back around. we see them as celebrities, but there are millions, really thousands of kids, who are suffering the same issues he is. we need to help all of them. >> bj, thanks so much.
you have a big heart. today there are daunting challenges for the nsa surveillance program and the collecting of american phone records. cnn learned the federal watchdog group that focuses on privacy issues concludes the program is illegal and also has minimal value in fighting terrorism. the bulk collection of phone records was one of the secret spying tactics revealed by snowden, the form her contractor who blew the lid off intelligence gathering. the obama administration is said to have it wrong according to iran's foreign minister. he talks about the sixes month nuclear deal and says a never agreed to dismantle anything. >> the white house version, both underplays the concessions and overplays iranian commitment. i'm not interested in that. i'm simply saying why don't we all stick to what we agreed?
why do we need to produce different texts? >> explain then to our viewers what's different in terms of iran's commitment to what you agreed to and what the white house says you agreed to? >> well, the terminology is different. the white house tries to portray it as basically a dismantling of iran's nuclear program. that's the word they use time and again. i urge you to read the entire text. if you find a single, a single word that even closely resembles dismantling or could be defined as dismantling in the entire text, then i would take back my comment. >> what is it iron is doing? >> what iron has agreed is not to enrich above 5%.
we did not agree to dismantle anything. >> that interview coming on the sidelines of the world economic forum in switzerland. the officials sells cnn iranians are spinning the story for domestic political purposes. now 15 days until the sochi olympics. the rumble of terrorist threats is stealing the spotlight from the world's greatest athletes. we don't expect to hear from from russian leaders. we had the exclusive interview where he down played the danger and reassured the world they will keep the winter games safe. >> with threats on public events -- always threats not only this country and also others. in this country they have specific nature and consequences. definitely we are aware of that and will take that into account during the olympics. >> let me ask you to be
specific. the russian security forces, the government, has sent out alert about a specific so called black widow who may have penetrated the ring of steel around sochi already and hotels are told to look out for this person. flyers and posters are sent around. given the amount of security in place, how is it possible this happens so close to the games? >> you know, we are having very tough struggle against terrorism. this is relative life of today. all those threats including the ones you have mentioned occur not in the context that only in the context of the olympics. we keep fighting them everyday. sometimes we have good results, but sometimes we don't have the results we expected.
any way the struggle continued. >> nick pay ton walsh has more from the security threat in sochi. >> with two weeks leading up to the game, mounting anticipation. not about who will win the gold but instead concern about the possible breach in the ring of steel. a warning attack sent to the olympic organizing economy and several countries. the olympic economy tells cnn the e-mail contains no threat and appears to be a random message from the member of the public. the u.s. olympic committee is looking into it as well saying the safety and security of team u.s.a is top priority. we're work to make sure our americans traveling are safe. the white house says american
travelers should remain vigil t vigilant. >> we've seen uptick in reporting prior to the olympics which is of concern. >> president barack obama and the joint chiefs continue to offer counter terrorism experts with software, jamming equipment and warships at ready. all russia needs is to give the green light. >> we are offering russians assistance they may require or request in a situation like this. >> in the light of multiple terrorist threats, some carried out in regions surrounding sochi, the sweep continues for the so called black widow suicide bombers. one woman killed over the weekend in a van bombing and another believed to have bypassed the security. >> the real issue is what issues
will reside after the games get underway. there's a $50 billion cost spectacle behind me. >> problems with our live sound out of sochi. he was referring to the olympic village you saw behind nick paton walsh. russian security says it will be safe too. we'll see. still to come in the newsroom, the government is trying to keep your child safe in the car seat. r rene marsh is following that story. the child seat may not protect your child in a certain crash. we'll tell you what you need to know and what the government is doing next. minimize my blood sugar spikes. then, a way to support heart health. ♪ and let's not forget immune support. ♪ but now i have new glucerna advance with three benefits in one. including carbsteady ultra
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plant in mississippi continues to burn this morning after a huge explosion wednesday afternoon. >> like boom, boom. real close together. i live -- i was in my house in the bed and heard it so it was very loud. >> firefighters waiting for the blaze to burn itself out where stationed a mile away with fears a tank may explode. homes have been evacuated. so far no reports of injuries. this just in. existing home sales up 1% heading higher after falling three straight months. that pushes sales in 2013 to their highest level in seven years. the obama administration is imposing new safety guidelines for kid's car seats trying to make sure they're kept safe if involved in a side impact crash. rene marsh has the story. >> good morning.
car seats are not required to be designed in a way to protect children from a certain crash, talking side impact crashes. now for the first time the federal government wants to change that. take a look at this video. let's say another car t-bones your car with you're child in the back seat, the impact could be deadly. the doors could collapse. the government is proposing rules to mandate in the next three years car seat maker design car seats in a way to protect children, adding more cushioning to protect the's body. >> sounds like a good idea. thanks rene. is this enough to get people on board with the obama agenda? we'll talk about that coming up. [ female announcer ] season after season,
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slightly from last year. many still disapprove of how he's doing his job. will anybody be listening to the president's state of the union? >> yeah they're going to be listening. what he's going to say is look, things i can't do with congress because obviously with that kind of popularity rating he doesn't have as much leverage as he would like. presidents in their sixth year generally don't have as much leverage as they'd like. what he's going to say what i can't do with you, i'm going to try to do without you. he's going to try and do environmental things, things related to manufacturing. what he can do with congress, he will try and do. not in large ways like he did with health care reform but perhaps in smaller ways like pieces of immigration reform. don't forget carol, he's got a republican party with a 59% disapproval rating. they're not much more popular
than he is. it may be one of the situations where it's in everyone's self interest to get a little done. >> i hope so. we're also in election year. people are feeling bad about the state of the economy still. because it's an election year, will that make a difference? >> i think yeah. everything makes a difference in election year. everybody will be going their own ways. presidents tend to have a lot less pull with their own party when people are looking towards their re-election. what may be in the president's best interest for his legacy sometimes isn't in the best interest of a person who's running for re-election. what you're going to see though i think is the president trying to help his democrats to a certain degree. that would mean playing to the base of the party. because midterm elections carol, are about the basis of each party. conservatives come out, and liberals come out in these elections. you're going to see perhaps the president trying to help out his progressive base in order to get
them re-elected and in order to help them increase their numbers in congress. >> cnn chief political analyst gloria borger, thanks for dropping in. we appreciate hit. >> sure. glenn beck is apologizing for what he calls playing a role in tearing the country apart. what? we'll talk about why he's saying such things next. humans -- sometimes life trips us up. sometimes we trip ourselves up. and although the mistakes may seem to just keep coming at you, so do the solutions. like multi-policy discounts from liberty mutual insurance. save up to 10% just for combining your auto and home insurance. call liberty mutual insurance at... [ thump ] to speak with an insurance expert and ask about all the personalized savings available for when you get married,
good morning. i'm carol costello. thanks for joining me. the widow of the man gunned down in a florida movie theater ten days ago is speaking out. nicole oulson spoke about the heart ache she feels after losing her husband and father of their child. >> there are times at night especially -- that was my husband's ritual to put her to bed. times like that -- before tucking her in he would say you make me so happy. daddy is so happy. she would say, lexi happy too. those are the times that i'll never be able to replace. that's when it's hard. >> cnn martin is following this
story. the dad was texting the little girl when this happened. >> this is so power to all of us. it was a movie theater. they were out on a date, husband and wife. then the terrible tragedy. to her her word, they're powerful. take a listen. >> in a waivering voice, any cole oulson tried to explain what most of the nation can't comprehend. >> it's so hard and unbearable. >> how a husband and wife's date would turn so deadly. >> i was excited and looking forward to spending the day with the love of my life at a place of family entertainment. >> witnesses say during the previews that the theater, chad oulson yooised his phone to text the baby sitter watching their daughter. that apparently bothered the man behind him, retired cop curtis reeves. according to authorities, the
two argued. after oulson threw his bag of popcorn, reeves fired his gun with a fatal single shot. >> in the blink of an eye u my whole world got shattered in a million pieces. i'm left trying to pick them up and put them back together. >> reeves told police he fired in self defense. his attorney says his client is also suffering. >> mr. reeves is certainly heartbroken over the fact someone's life has been lost here. we need to focus at this point in time on gathering the true evidence and bringing that forth before the court. >> not surprisingly nicole oulson has a different set of priorities. >> right now i'm trying to recover from the shochlkt my main focus is and always will be on my daughter alexis. it's just unimaginable. >> the bullet that killed her husband, carol, passed through nicole's hand. she had it on his chest. it's anticipated she may have to
have further surgery to repair hit. >> such a sad story. i understand there's a fund set up. >> it is. major contributions have been made by his employer, chad's employer. they've got a little over $20,000 now. it continues to grow. >> martin, thanks so much. the iranian president rouhani took to the economic forum today saying his country has no place for nuclear weapons. >> i strongly and clearly declare that nuclear weapons have no place in our security strategy and that iran has no motivation to move in that direction. a look at history also clearly shows that iran has in the past centuries never launched invasions or aggression and only engaged in active defense against threat and direct and indirect invasion. >> the iranian president added
the country will continue with what it calls peaceful nuclear technology. target is making cutbacks. the retailer says it will be slashing the jobs of nearly 500 employees in the global work force and cutting back on health insurance for part time employees. a spokeswoman says the cuts are unrelated to the hacking last we're. a chat starts today chat at 3:00 p.m. eastern. snowden is expected to comment on the president's remarks about the nsa. glenn beck known for extreme and rhetoric, con conspiracy theories is changing his tune. i talks about the show he used to host on the network and his regrets. >> i remember it as an awful lot of fun and i made an awful lot of mistakes. i wish i could go back and be more uniting in my language
because i, i, i think i played a role unfortunately in helping tear the country apart. >> this is the same guy who on fox news said president barack obama was a racist. >> this this president i think has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep seated hatred for white people or the white culture. i don't know what it is. >> okay. so let's talk about this change in tone from glenn beck. amy holmes anchor of the hot list at the blaze.com. john avalon, editor and chief of the daily beast and cnn seen yor media correspondent is here bryan stelter. good morning to all of you. amy you work at the network glenn founded. people are listening to him and saying, say what?
>> indeed i do. it's great to join you from the blaze newsroom. glenn beck's growing media empire. a fact for glenn beck's viewers and listeners, this isn't a new message. it's something he's discussed quite often and openly. he reached out to melissa harris perry to lend support as a fellow broadcaster this month. as an employee of glenn beck, happily so, he's always innovating and moving forward in trying to grow both as a broadcaster, media entrepreneur. i admire his willingness to be self critical and self-reflective in public when you know a lot of critics try to use it as ammunition. >> that sounds great, amy, but john do you buy it? >> no. amy works for mr. beck now. i'm sure that's the message he's trying to send.
this apology is too little too late. he presented himself as king of the wing nuts, wrote to fame and fortune by consciously dividing the country. he knew he was doing it because he's a talented broadcaster. he got rich and famous doing it. he duped a lot of people and divided the nation. too little too late. >> you could argue john, he is trying. here's another example of glenn beck changing his tone, this time on gay people. let's listen. >> look, anybody within the sound of my voice that hates a gay person because they're gay, you have no place calling yourself a fan of mine. you have no place in this country. you are not a fan of mine. you have no friendship here if you hate people because they're gay. >> so, i'm guessing brian we wouldn't have heard that from glenn beck back in the day,
three or four years ago. why is he doing this? >> i appreciate anybody that's self-reflective. yesterday she was not reflective. evolution is a good thing. i think there may be a business motive. glenn beck is in the business of trying to get a cable channel nationally distributed. he needss a many cable operators and people to like him as possible. he's had success already getting his channel carried across the country. i wonder if he's trying to put on a friendly face now that he's trying to get his channel more broadly carried. >> i want amy to stand up for glenn beck. she knows him personally. respond. >> absolutely. you're calling him a conspiracy theorist. i hear the panel full of theories about glenn beck. he's a broadcaster of long time
standing. he has tremendous fans. i'm one of them. when glenn beck hired me, he knew i didn't share a lot of his politics. he's happy for me to give them onhere. and he didn't change his tune when it comes to gay men and women. he stands with russia's discrimination. i put a wave of knives here's. i'd like to see more of the main stream media engage in the self-refloix in materials of story choice and tone. i think glenn beck is leading the way. >> john you've written articles. sounds like gloen beck has read your booek and doing what you wanted him too. isn't that a good thing? >> i wouldn't go that far. he's a talented broadcaster.
brian makes a great point about trying to expand appeal. if glenn beck can change hearts and mines with what he's helped poinz in the past, great. if he can convince people that folks that believed him were mistaken by buying his snake oil and bile he did -- >> clearly john, you're not a fan. >> so brian -- >> no, i'm not. it's just -- he's got to be responsible for what he did when he mad are had his moment of maximum influence. >> meanwhile i'm one of the guys that wishes i could get his cable channel in new york. i hope he gets broad distribution. i'd like to hear what he says. i wish we had better access to what he says. >> go to blaze.com and listen as much as you like. >> there you go. john, button this up. is this the beginning of a trend? will we hear softer language from not only glenn beck but other such? >> i would be surprised if we did. there's a big market still for very polarizing language,
behavior by commentators. we see that all the time in talk radio. more people who are appealing and self-reflective the better. >> all right thank you all for the interesting discussion. i appreciate it. still to come in the newsroom, bruno mars taking his act to the halftime show of the soon. he's taking that fame straight to the bank. christine romans has that story. >> this is a guy that gave up on being a super star, wrote for other people. he found super stardom. he's taking it to the super bowl. that is right after the break. . so be ready with a stouffer's lasagna. it's the mouthwatering recipe that keeps them coming back. stouffer's. made with care for your family.
who listens to the radio anymore? seems like you can't turn on -- there's web radio. or walk into a store without hearing a bruno mars song. next month he's taking his act to center stage at the super bowl halftime show. all that talent adds up to a lot of cash. christine romans has the story. good morning. >> good morning. this guy is so talented right, on top of grammy nominations. only 28 years old. he's heading to music's biggest stage, the super bowl. carol -- >> bruno mars is going from super star to super bowl. born peter hernandez to a musical family in hawaii he started as the world's youngest elvis impersonator. he struggled as a performer, dropped from m o town records but then changed his business
plan and started writing songs for other artists. his big break came in 2010 doing vocals for two songs he helped write "nothing on you" and "billionaire." his debut album, a success. and landed mars two number one hits. ♪ i'd catch a grenade for you >> album number two reached number one. and the accompanying tour brought him more than $46 million so far. ♪ i should have bought you flowers and held your hand ♪ all together sold 115 million singles nationwide and landed more than any singer since
elvis. the 28-year-old was billboard's artist of the year last year. >> expect to have some fun with us. >> he has 14 past grammy nominations but only one trophy so far. he could soon add to his collection with four more nominations this year. outside the studio, he has invested in chromatic, a start up for digital sheet music and njoy he uses to kick the habit. mars will play the super bowl halftime show for 100 million viewers. he joins legendary peers, the first artist under 30 to headline in a decade. the business for bruno mars is far from over. >> i feel i haven't started yet. >> carol to give you a sense of popularity, sales numbers for the u.s., unbelievable. two albums so far. 2.1 million sold for unorthodox
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checking our top stories at 47 minute past the hour. after being caught on camera again intoxicated mumbling this week, toronto mayor rob ford says this is not a sign of a bigger problem, only a minor setback. >> monday was unfortunate. i had a minor setback. we all experience difficult bumps in life. i am telling the toronto residents that i'm still working hard everyday to improve my health and my well being. again, this is completely a private matter.
there are some who claim my personal life is somehow impacting their work. folks, that is absolute non sense. >> ford went on to say this has no effect on his performance as mayor and like everyone else, he's entitled to have a personal life. texas executed a mexican national despite diplomatic pressure from the mexican government and obama administration. he was convicted of murdering a houston police officer in 1994. mexican officials say he was denied consulate access when arrested. u.s. officials warned executing him would impact how americans are treated a broad. the supreme court rejected his final appeal wednesday. according to the new york 250i times, aids to hoboken mayor
have been questioned. today there is expected to be a press conference. after last we're's nightmare of uniforms being made in china, now all american companies are making the outfits. the clothes feature oversized stars and stripes. you can buy them online if you want. they're pretty pricey. you could pay $50 for one of the knit caps if you want. it says u.s. olympics on it. will super bowl sunday become super bowl friday? shocking but it could happen. there's con con tingt say plans. what happens is snow is forecast to hit upon game day? andy scholes is here to tell us. >> that's right carol. right now forecast calling for
30% chance of know at metlife stadium. when the forecast comes out next week for sunday, they have plans to move it to friday or even monday. who's going to want to go to work when you watch the super bowl later that night. if business director says it will take a bigger storm to move it. he says it depends on public safe the. can people get to the game and going to be safe? if there's the 13 inch storm like they had, it will still go on. fans won't be happy. they're going to be very cold. >> they're going to be freezing. there's going to be goody bags. >> that's right. nfl is giving out a seat cushion. in the zipper pocket you get a wool cap, hand warmers, gloves, lip balm, tissues, a scarf.
they're going to get a hand warmer quarterbacks wear with the belt to put their hands in. it will be funny. 80,000 people will be walking around looking exactly the same. >> i'd like one of those things. i don't care if everyone has one. i want one too. >> i'm going to new york to get my goody bag. >> thanks so much. >> you're welcome. and touchdown and sudden death. they have a different meaning when this is how you make your entrance to the big game. we have a bird's eye view on stadium sky divers. first though if you've ever wondered about taking a trip to denver, there are three reasons you should. beer, burritos and ice skating. we have our travel insider in the mile high city. >> hey. diy network in snowy denver,
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he gave to six people which spilled the beans. tarantino says he'll publish the script as a book and think about doing a movie later. the count down is underway for the super bowl. many of us would be thrilled with nose bleed seats, few could enjoy the few you're about to see, from 5,000 feet up. thanks to sky divers who turn any event into an ariel thrill.
>> that's no running back. that's a sky diver. if you've ever wondered what it's like to drop into a stadium, come along for the jump. how do you aim for that little bit oval down there? grab the steering handles. >> pull down on the left, go left. pull down on the right, eye go right. >> david is a member of the denver broncos thunder storm. six sky divers routinely jump at the mile hi stadium. after they jump as part of the championship pregame show, they released helmet cam video. >> you've never land on a spectator? >> absolutely not. >> there were some 77,000 directly beneath them. >> we're coming in speeds about 50 to 60 miles per hour.
>> they use high performance swooping canopies, the biggest hazards crisscrossing cables tv cameras run on. >> every blue line is a wire we have to avoid. come in under the wires and now we're under until we touchdown over here. >> touchdown at the 20, who needs the end zone. the sky divers were greeted like heroes, but 20 years ago an unexpected and unwelcomed parra glider intentionally crashed a heavy weight title belt in las vegas. that guy got beaten up by fans and arrested. the broncos sky divers get high fives. a patriots fan did give a middle finger salute. >> they have never had a problem. they make it look easy.
what could possibly go wrong? >> there was a time more than a flag was flying in the out field after an army sky diver got hung up on the pole. >> when is the last time you paid for a ticket to get in the stadium? >> i've never paid for a ticket. i've never had an actual ticket for a game and stayed for a few. >> they pay him. talk about long yardage. cnn, new york. >> that looks awesome doesn't it? i leave you with these incredible pictures. check out the lava spewing from the volcano in hawaii. this was captured from the u.s. geological hawaiian observatory. this is volcano awareness week in hawaii. what better way to show than these photos. thank you for joining us i'm
carol costello. a legal view starts now. justin bieber busted, hauled off to jail, arrested, dui, resisting arrest and drag racing. all this barely a week after the big raid at his la estate. also ahead. >> to think in the blink of an eye, my whole world got shattered into a million pieces. i'm left trying to pick them up and try to put them back together. >> a woman wounded by the bullet that killed her husband after he sent a text in the movie theater, shares her side of the tragic story. we're keeping them honest. cnn investigation into the dark, dank, a