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good morning. it's wednesday. are you awake yet? i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. more bodies have been found in the home of convicted ohio rapist. the story just keeps getting grim errands grimmer. now investigator respects don't know what else they might find. has the republican losing streak come to an end? what we're looking at some yesterday's local locatielectio what they mean. plus, a florida linebacker appeared to be trying to gouch another player's eye and now we're hearing from the victim and his reaction may surprise you. a convicted rapist is now accused of keeping at least ten
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bodies in his basement, pack ya backyard and living rool. police found four more corpses and a skull at anthony sowell's home yesterday .firefighters will search the walls and floors of the home. police spoke with nancy grace about the investigation. >> well, we're working right now with the cuyahoga county coroner's office to identify the victims. we've asked people in the community to come forward with any information on missing persons. >> sowell is expected to be in court in about 90 minutes from now. as a registered sex offender, he was required to check in regularly with police, but officers didn't have the right to go into his house, but they would stop by to make sure he was there. >> deputy goes up, knocks on the door. if the offender answers the door or whoever answers the door, says, yes, the sex offender does live here, he does reside here, he does sleep here. that's all that we are allowed to do by law.
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>> right there in the house, right there, and i've been here all my life. >> police first searched sowell's home last thursday based on an assault and kidnapping charge against him. none of the bodies have been identified. republicans may be feeling a bit better about that i l. their party's future. they were expected to sweep yesterday's type gubernatorial races. cnn protect pro jegts bob mcdonnell one. in new jersey, cnn projects jon corzine lost to chris christie. mr. bom hobama had campaigned h for corzine. >> the first year of any presidential election, the party in power almost always suffers big losses. that's what you can anticipate if history is any guide. here's the killer statistic if i'm a democrat.
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in virginia, in 2008 when barack obama took virginia, people under 30 were 21% of the electorate. today they were 10%. the black vote was 0% of all virginia votes last year. today it was 15%. the very coalition that put barack obama over the top is not showing up. >> democrats, though, still may make election history and richard lui i will take a look at a new york congressional race in just few meants and more on the wider implicationses of these elections. more infants and young people are hospital leezed for the h1n1 flu, but in california, older people are more likely to die from it. a study in the journal of the american medical association says the fatality rate from h1n1 in california is around 11%, 2000 people over 50, the fatality rate is as high as 20%. the study looked at california cases from april to august. on the 30 lt anniversary of the iranian hostage crisis, president obama said that he wants to move beyond the past
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and build a relationship with iran based on mutual interests and mutual respect. u.s./iran relations have been hostile since the day islamic students stormed the u.s. embassy in tehran and held 52 americans hostage for more than 400 days. one of the hostages spoke with christian christi christian amanpour on cnn. >> we didn't expect to last that long, but what they did was create a climate of lawlessness and mob rule that they and their compatriots are today the greatest victims. >> iran's government holds rallies every year to celebrate that event, but today that's something different. anti-government protestors are also on the street and reports of clashes with police. no word, though, about injuries yet. well, three missing north
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dakota softball players were found dead tuesday in a jeep in a pond. here's rafer with more. it's just so sad. >> they think a couple distress calls went out. authorities have been looking for them since late sunday night. they are kyrstin gemar, ashley neufeld and of a top son wiafto. they were found inside their jeep on a farm near dickinson state university. that's where the three starred on a softball team. it's believed they were star gazing. but authorities did describe a couple of calls made to friends for help. authorities do not suspect any foul play at this point. >> it's just so sad. thank you so much for those details. let's get over to bob and hopefully he can give us some good news in the forecast. >> you know what, usually it's pretty good this time of year.
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november, no huge snow makers beginning to develop until probably mid to late part of the month, but right now we're watching a clipper type system dropping down out of the great lakes in towards the ohio valley. that's that lop p low pressure region, a quick mover. doesn't have a lot of time to pick up a lot of moisture from the lakes or from the gulf of mexico, so it will move on through with just a beg shield of clouds and light rain. here's what it looks like with the radar. chicago, more rain filling in through lake michigan. half of that not treating the ground until you get on in towards the indiana and ohio border. light rainfall right around here. a quick mover, gets in towards western pennsylvania later this morning. western new york later today, too. so you'll see some light showers out there. nothing really heavy. indianapolis, you can see down south more rain, bag up towards wisconsin, and you can see the milwaukee radar picking up light showers. light rain also around chicago. when you see that i said could of light rain, you know the low clouds are there, too, so we will get a couple delays at the
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airports. but look at the rain just offshore from the southern parts of florida. a record high temperature in miami yesterday afternoon. that warm air still there. showers and thunderstorms now from squup ter all the way down in towards basically miami beach. getting light rain off and on. these thunderstorms will continue to come in off the atlantic all day. heavy down pours by west palm beach. something we'll definitely watch. getting to the west coast, high pressure dominating, but low clouds hanging in tough once again. that's fog for l.a.x. you had a dha yesterday morning. you probably get one today because of that gray color. that is the fogginess and that goes up to almost the bay area. full details in just a bit. well, thousands of people across the country suddenly lost cell phone service yesterday. now the service provider is trying to do some explaining about it. and four people with guns reportedly tried to rob a squulry store, but you have to hear how ap-84-year-old man
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stopped them all by himself. morning, sunshine. time for today's salute to the troops. this salute is from marty collins to her husband, james jack collins. she wants him to know that she and the entire family are praying for him and that their two dogs miss him so much. >> my name is marty collins. i'm from erieville, new york. and i would like to salute my husband. i miss you so much. you're the best husband anyone could hope for and my best friend. mom and dad and willie and i and everyone are praying for you and we can't wait up you're home with us. >> if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, we'd like to help you. go it cnn.com slash robin.
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more on our top story. republicans may be on the come back trail. the gop is expected to sweep two key gubernatorial elections in new jersey cnn projects that chris christie defeated jon corzine there. then we take to you virginia where cnn projects that bob mcdonnell crushed creigh deeds. it may not be a direct referendum on president obama's entire presidency to date, but it's a punch that leaves a bit of a bruce for the democrats. the president came up short after personally campaigning hard for did democrats in new jersey and virginia. and it may signal trouble for democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. on the upside, exit polls show majority of voters in both states say president obama's job performance was not a factor in their vote. now, the virginia loss may sting the most for the obama camp.
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cnn projects bob mcdonnell trounced his opponent about 59% to 41%, almost 20 points difference there. last year president obama was the first democrat to carry virginia in more than four decades. now, he won over independent voters there. mcdonnell won independents by more than 20 points, so they're watching that statistic certainly. now, republican victorieses that may being tempering -- or may be temper tempered, rather, by the lig loss of a congressional seat? upstate new york. the race there turned into a vicious internal battle. democrat bill owe weapons beat conservative doug hoffman. they had big problems with hoffman's republican opponent, that was dee dde scozzafava. she brew from the race on saturday and endorsed owens.
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we'll have more on the weak voter turnout from one group in some of yesterday's races in about 20 miptss. more folks are sick e. coli from a massive recall of ground beef. this time half a million pounds of ground beef in question. >> that's a massive amount of beef. be and also this one is kind of scary because it's not -- i can't just give you one word and you can go say i don't have that in my freezer. it's a little more harder for you to root out this beef. but it's dangerous. the cdc says 28 people are sick, two died after eating the contaminated beef. now it can from fair bank farms, new york, but it was sold to many grocery stores. that's not the label you're going to see. and they packaged it as store brand meat. so you could have about if you
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shopped at bjs, giant, trader joe's, acme, other yoeshry store, as well. now, also, even though it was originally sold on the northeast, you may remember that we talked about this and you might have thought i don't live in the northeast. but these stores sell the beef to their other sister stores. so there have been reports of people getting sick all the way to california. to check your ground beef, we have all the codes that you can look at at cnn.com/robin, but a lot of people seriously ill. and some dead. this it afternoon the latest word on the economy is coming from the federal reserve. that will be a headline, of course, that you'll see tomorrow. it will wrap up its two day meeting in washington. expected to keep interest rates near these history i goly low levels to keep helping the economy and it might hint about when that might change. the fed usually makes a statement around 2:10, 2:15 east coast time. and if your phone walked out yesterday, could you have been part of a massive service failure at t-mobile. you yeah, a lot of people said, hey, what happened. more than 1 million customers had problems with calls and
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texts. it lasted about eight hours. it's not saying what caused the problem, but that is two times in a month now where they've had these problems. you may remember a lot of sidekick users had all of their data wiped out just a few weeks ago. >> quau, a big inconvenience there. walked out. i haven't heard that one before. i like that. >> that's my own verbiage choice. >> thanks. so a florida man was all ready to celebrate winning $166 million on a slot machine, but the seminole hard rock hotel says it was all a mistake. the casino claims that the machine spun out of control. its top prize was supposed to be $99,000. and since it was broken, they won't even pay him that amount. >> they make you think they won and they make everybody around you think you you won and at the end of it, an hour after, they're saying we got to investigate this and it's probably a malfunction. >> gaming commissioners and the slot machine's programmers are trying to figure out why the machine malfunctioned.
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and this would be winner is now talking to a lawyer, by the way. well, to an fly on the wall of this classroom may not be a safe place at all. a student in california ate a dead fly on a dare from his algebra teacher. and here's why. >> he said if anybody eat this is fly, then i will give them an after the on the test. >> you didn't get any sense from him that he was just joking? >> no, i didn't think he was joking. >> his teacher did keep his word and gave him an a on his test. so how did he still manage to fail?
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18 minutes past the hour. we just told you you about a support in california who learned never take the easy way out. he thought he made a deal with his algebra teacher to eat a dead fly in exchange for an a on his test, but he actually failed that test. however, his teacher kept his word and gave him an a -- kind
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of. >> he said that i told you that i'd give you an a on your test, so here's your a, but it's not going in the grade book. >> what did he say was going in your grade book? >> the f. >> the principal says he's looking in to this and says that the teacher could not comment. >>. voters in maine appear to have repealed the estate law that approved gay marriage. gay marriage has lost in every state where it went to a popular vote. a total of 31 states. five states have legalized it through legislation or the courts. in maine with most precincts in, opponents of gay marriage won by a 6% margin. the vote overturned a state law enacted last spring. the football player getting criticized for trying to gouge the eyes of another player is actually getting support from somebody you would not think. rafer weigel here to explain who. >> well, we talked about it
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yesterday. he said i'm not so blind as to think that this doesn't happen all the time. well, the man whose eyes brandon spikes tried to gouge out is now saying just that, coming to speck' defense. speck was suspended for half a game by his coach for doing this, sticking his fingers in the face mask. ely said tuesday he does not think he should have been suspended at all, in fact, he was surprised the play from saturday's game is getting so much attention. he said they were out there just laying football and he says incidents happen all the tile. so you guys on facebook and me, apparently we were wrong. roger goodell is asking for congress' help to eliminate stairoids. he said they can wipe out the drugs if it weren't for state laws. two minnesota layers were sus pemded for taking a banned substance, but reinstated after suing in a state court, but one congressman warned good he will involving the feds could open up a pandora's box. and former dallas cow bis star michael irvin got the boot on danci"dancing with the starst
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night. oh, the humanity. the man called the play may goer will not play despite that he posted his highest score of the season on monday night. really stepped his game up. but a tough spill to swallow since his former teammate actually won and jerry rice came in second. so the next time they get together, i'm picturing it's going to be like in your face, irvin. no, i don't know. >> all right. thanks so much. let's get over to bob with a look at your air travel delays in case you're hopping on plane today. >> good morning. what is it? it's wednesday, right? so volume starting to get up there. no delays so far and i think it will be a decent day. we do have one weak clipper moving on on through the midwest, getting on in towards the ohio valley. showers out there, no delays yet. full details some about a half hour. well, the government changes its mind about who should get the swine flu shots at guantanamo bay. and the folks at the miss usa
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firefighters plan to tearing in to the walls and floors of had house where ten bodies have been found. police in cleveland found four more corporationses a corpses a skull. a justice of the peace who refused to marry and interracial couple has resigned. keith bardwell has said he does not regret his decision, you but he told wbrz that he was advised to step down after the cup he filed a discrimination lawsuit against him. some traditionally liberal organizations with v. a blunt message for moderate democratic
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senators. support a public option or don't expect any help from us in your re-election cam been. the in-fighting among democrats could help republican candidates in the 2010 congressional elections. and those are some of the headlines we're following for you this wednesday. welcome pack. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade. now to some of the election results. in new york si, michael bloomberg will serve a third term as mayor. he set a record for personal campaign spending with more than $100 million, but cnn projects that he still only won by five percentage points. in laeptd, a racially charged battle for mayor is going to be going to a runoff. a city council woman who would be the first white mayor in nearly four decades will face an african-american state smor. houston is headed for a runoff, as well. if the front-runner there wins, she would be the city's first openly gay mayor. republicans meanwhile, they scored big victories in some
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other important elections. the gop swept two key gubernatorial races. in new jersey, chris christie defeated jon corzine and in virginia, bob mcdonnell crushed creigh deeds. and richard lui i is hooking at the wider implications of last night's election results. >> good morning. one helping that folks will be watching here especially the gop, weak voter turnout among younger folks. remember in 2008, young people turned out in throngs for president obama. not so last night when you take a look at the data. some new jersey's race, for instance, the age group of 18 to 29 made up just 9% of the vote, down from 17% in 2008. hen in virginia, another example for you there, 10% of the electorate was age 18 to 29 there, too. >> interesting. okay. so how might these republican wins affect president obama? >> the wins may have a big
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impact on president obama's ambitious policy agenda that we've been telling our viewers about as he tries to push through a massive health care bill. there's a climate change bill that's also looming on the horiz horizon, too. very large considerations this. the president may have more trouble rallying moderate democratses to get on board for those two items. david gergen talks about this. >> it may give pause to some in the house of representatives that the president is counting on with regard to health care, the environmental legislation called cap and trade, and a whole host of other things. they may be running a little more scared tonight than they were this morning. >> so was president obama watching the results? reportedly he did not plan on watching election returns last night. the white house senior adviser saying that president obama was more likely to watch the chicago bulls basketball game than politics. of course his hometown team there. >> and he's a big basketball fan. all right. thanks so much.
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well, police have arrested a seventh person this connection with a gang rain at a california high school. this is video of the suspect being taken some to custody yesterday. police say as many as ten people attacked the 15-year-old girl outside her homecoming dance. ten more watched without calling 911. >> with this arrest, i believe that we have the people who played the most significant role in the sexual assault. and now the focus will be on those individuals who were there and their involvement was unknown. ♪ we are the children ♪ we are the ones who make a brighter day, so let's start giving ♪ >> hundreds of people went to to a vinlg et outside the high school here yesterday and a family spokesman read the first public statement from the victim, it urged people to channel their anger about the attack some to positive change in the community. take a look at this.
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yeah, that blast you just heard is part of a series of explosions being used to remove large boulders left hanging from a rock slide in north carolina. the 500,000-ton slide closed a major interstate in late october. the highway department says it will take at least four months to get the i-40 open. let's check in with bob van dill lap fylan for a look at ta forecast. how is miami look something. >> stormy coming up shortly. i'll show it to you in a second. but had weather broughttylenol. feel better. the florida coast, most of it is in still in the ocean, but that is rotating back in. i'm right about there. hot day yesterday. you broke a record. 89 degrees. now you have the humidity back, you can see the low clouds.
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cumulous stuff moving on through. some showers could be on the heavy side, so we may see a delay at the airport later today. but so far you're clear. pull the picture a little bit farther out to the west. high pressure dominating the four cornerses. but warm here, also. phoenix broke a record yesterday, as well. where you see the warm air interacting with that colder water, you start seeing that maritime fog develop. lots of pfog to start outer morning. l.a.x. will get a delay because of that first thing in the morning. we're also watching the possibility for a tropical depression to storm. if it did, it would be tropical depression number 11, which is just a weak type of hurricane season, been real nice. here's where it's located. you can see florida, cuba, panama and costa rica just offshore and it this has a low level circulation with it. could be a tropical depression
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later today and about it does about him the next storm, ida is the next name. here's your quick moving clipper. light rain out ahead of that. nothing heavy, but it's kind of a nuisance. wednesday, get away wednesday. things are okay so far. >> thanks so much. well, a defect that could cause millions of cars to suddenly accelerate may be deeper than the carmaker thought. what federal safety investigation get a tors are now looking for.
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39 past the hour.oldest peace corps volunteer in the world got some special recognition from secretary of say the hillary clinton during a stopover in maraco. she appraised her not as the orderest, but as one of the best. an oklahoma woman says that someone put a tack inside candy that her nephew got trick or treating. it was in a candy pumpkin in his bag. he didn't eat it, but his aunt and police want to know who is responsible. >> it just scares me. what if some little girl in her cute little princess costume brights in to this and blood goes -- it's horrible. scares me. >> it's not just a prank. it could really injure somebody or possibly kill them.
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and who would want a child to be hurt like this? >> police are warning others to carefully check their candy and whoever is responsible could face charges. >> today we may be getting a better idea of how accused kidnapper phillip garrido allegedly managed to hide jaycee dugard for authorities for merely two decades. remember when due guard was kidnapped in 1991? garrido was under federal parole supervision if rain. california's inspector general is releasing the results of a two month investigation into the handling of garrido's parole. garrido and his wife pleaded not guilty in the dugard case. the exact cause of a sudden acceleration problem involving some toyota and lexus models remain as deadly mystery right now. the government has more to say about it, though. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> this is millions of people who maybe should be a little bit worried and careful about their cars. transportation officials say it may not be just the floor mats.
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there have been a lot of reports about some of these cars, toyotas, lexuss, just they suddenly speed up. and that includes the pictures you see here before a fiery crash that killed a california highway patrol officer, his family. the lexus they were in sped up to more than 120. they couldn't get to slow down. at first the blame was just the matt, but thinking that the matt had jammed the gas pedal. 4 million of the matts were recalled. but had will may be who are to this story. this "new york times" reports that the government is still investigating. they're looking at the gas pedal design, the floor plan of the cars that have been involved. there's a little bit of confusion over some of the statements about whether the investigation was closed. it's not. they're still checking. some workers who don't get sick pay right now, imagine, they'd be in a tough pay if they got any flu symptoms. they's be thinking i know i'm supposed to stay home, but i need to go to work to get paid.
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well, they could get five days of pay according to some new legislation coming from a california lawmaker. the government is looking at this bill basically this congressman, george miller, has proposed this bill that could help he says 50 million people who don't get paid leave. now, the thing is, it doesn't just mean you can call in and say i think i've got the swine flu and stay home. it would be if the boss said, hey, you're feeling sick, just stay home or maybe we're worried about that. we don't want the office in trouble. so you can stay home. businesseses that already have sick pay, they'd be exempt from this. warraen buffett. one of the word's richest because he's made great bets in the stock market. now he says he's making a big bet on america's economic future. yesterday he made the biggest deal of his life when his berkshire hathaway bought the burlington northern santa fe railroad. the company is worth -- i think
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it was about a $40 billion deal and buffett says this is an all-in bet on the economic future of the u.s. basically he's saying i think the economy will do better and that means that the railroad will do better as they ship more stuff. so we shall see. police say they found stacks and stacks of stolen luggage at somebody's house. looks like a huge suitcase scam. how one officer cracked it.
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quarter till the hour. overhauling your health care may take longer than expected. yesterday senate majority leader harry reid was asked if his health care bill would pass this year. reid refused to give a time table. democrats say the congressional budget office blew either deadline for analyzing the bill's cost. the senate cannot vote until they're finished and the delay also may mean that reid is having trouble getting enough votes. if you've lost your luggage, there is a chance it might be in phoenix, folks. two people are charged with
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stealing more than 1,000 suitcases at sky harbor international airport. it all started when an airport officer saw a man take a piece of lug allege from a baggage claim carousel and drive away. police polled help and they found so many suitcases in it his house, they couldn't even count them all. okay. so folks in an ohio school district appear to be getting high school sports back? that's after voters narrowly approve adverse shal tax increase. here's rafer weigel with that story. >> yeah, good morning. the southwestern school district facing a steep budget crisis, cut all sports as well as drama and transportation. well, three times voters shot down a levy increase to keep these programs. early results report the increase was approved this team by just a few hundred votes. here's the deal. owners of a $100,000 home would have to pay 227 bucks per year to keep the programs. but this has been such a fiery
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topic, police reportedly had to break up demonstrations on monday. and stephen colbert is coming to the rescue of american speed skating. after the team's largest sponsor, the dutch bank, withdrew because of bankruptcy, he announced his nation would pick up the tab. and the crowd goes wild. viewers are being asked to go to his website and make a donation and go to the u.s. speed skating website. that's a nice thing. lance armstrong did a nice thing, too. his bikes fetched $1.3 million at an auction to raise money for his cancer foundation. seven of his bikes with frames designed by artists sold at sother soth sotheby's some new york. but it was a good cause, so good for him. and good for tom brady's wife. she is a month away from giving
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birth. but that's not keeping her from trying to get her helicopter license. the super model, present napt with paiddy's baby, could fly back and forth from new york to boston presumably. "people" magazine said she passed the written test and still needs to pass the flying test. putting the super in super model. that's a look at sports. >> quau,yeah, i guess if you're supposed to fly late in pregnancy, maybe if you have your own doctor on there, you could. >> that's a house call. >> exactly. thanks. okay. did you know that our money expert, clark howard, he serves in the georgia state guard? and this weekend you'll see him serving our troops, too. clark and robin teamed up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> brooke might be your favorite person here came. she says what's the best way to be debt free before retirement. when will you be retiring? >> two years from the army reserve and two to pif years
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from civil service. >> okay. so the question is what kind of dealts do you have that you're trying to get your arms around. >> i want to get around to paying off the house just house and utilities by the time i retire. >> paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt, personal loans, credit cards. then next would be car loans. but home mortgage debt is not a high priority with me. it's more important that you beef up your savings than it is to be mortgage debt-free. it's psychological for people to want to be mortgage debt-free on the day that they retire. i'm not that much into that because your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money that you have saved. >> but, clark, what about -- i've heard other financial analysts who aren't half as good as you, may i just add, when with they say, yeah, you're
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paying off your mortgage should be a priority because that way you're never homeless. >> well, that is a good point. i'm more concerned about people who retire, don't have enough money, don't have enough cash to pay for everyday things and it's an empty victory that they own their house free and clear. >> watch operation clark smart this weekend at 6:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. let's check in with bob van dillen. >> so far so good. one clipper system moving through the great lakes, little bit of light breeze wrapped up with it, more low clouds and light showers. rain developing near cleveland later today, about a half hour delay because of that, low clouds, detroit, same thing. chicago, light rain for the morning. by this ank, just a bit of a breeze. l.a.x., the dense fog is still
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around. watch for a half hour delay in the next two hours or so. more in a bit. >> thanks, bob. if you want to know how to dress for the weather where you live, just ask president obama. a new website gives you a personal forecast from the commander in chief. y8
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hey, good morning. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. >> it appears that this man had an insatiable appetite that he had to fill. >> that police chief is talking about a cleveland rapist. police have now found ten bodies at his home. the suspect is making his first court appearance in just a few minutes. plus, some candidates are celebrating, other bracing for runoffs. will we'll down yesterday's races and what the surprising results may be telling us. if your favorite beer doesn't pack enough punch for you, you may be able to buy a stronger brew. some states are pushing for it, critics pushing right back.
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a convicted rapist is now accused of keeping at least ten bodies in his basement, backyard and living room. police in cleveland, ohio, found four more corpses and a skull at anthony sowell's home yesterday. the bodies of six women were found there this week. today authorities will search the walls and floors of the home. >> do i believe there's more bodies? i don't know at this time. what we're going to continue to do is search the property until we're totally satisfied it is totally clean. >> sowell is expected to be in court in about 30 minutes. as a registered sex offender he was required to check in regularly with police but officers didn't have the right to go into his house. but they would stop by to make sure he was there. and neighbors say the area had a terrible odor. >> we used to think that it was coming from -- but you smell these smells and i live right there. i used to be in the house, oh, the smell just would be horrible. man, i didn't know there was
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dead bodies. you just think it's the sewer system. >> police first searched the house last week based on charges against him. the none of the bodies have been identified. republicans may be feeling better. they swept the tight gubernatorial races. bob mcdonnell will be the first republican governor since 2002. last year president obama was the first democrat to win there in more than four decades. in new jersey, john corzine lost to chris christie. mr. obama had campaigned hard for corzine. the leaders of both parties spoke to cnn this morning. >> last night was an example what happens when elected officials don't pay attention and listen to what people out there are saying. we're listening and paying attention at the gop and we're good to build off last night and hopefully bring home more victorys next year. >> i think you read these as local races with local concerns.
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that's traditionally how these two races have gone in the years after the presidential race. but the president is quite pop already lar in both new jersey and virginia. >> democrats still made election history. richard lui will take a look at a new york congressional race in a few minutes and more on the implications of the elections. we're hearing some emotional reaction about three missing north dakota soft ball players who were found dead tuesday in a jeep in a pond. rafer weigel has more on this disturbing story. rafer? >> natasha, authorities had been looking for the three since late sunday night. they are 22 years old, 21 and 20. the three made frantic calls to friends before the line went dead and they were found inside their jeep in a pond near dickinson state university. it was believed they were star gazing. a former teammate and coach took
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the news hard. >> in she was my daughter, i would be proud. she was an awesome person. >> she was great, very fun-loving, funny as can be. like you could joke with her. she wouldn't care. >> natasha, right now authorities do not suspect foul play. >> just so sad. rafer, thank you. overhauling your health care, it may take longer than expected. yesterday senate majority leader harry reid was asked had if his health care bill would pass this year. reid refused to give a timetable. democrats say the congressional budget office blew its deadline for analyzing the bill's cost. the senate can't vote until they're finished. the delay may also mean reid is having trouble getting enough votes. a justice of of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple has resigned. that's the word from state officials in louisiana. keith bardwell with says he does not regret his decision. but he told wbrz he was advised to step down after the couple
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filed a discrimination lawsuit against him. kind of curious if we have snow to deal with today. let's check in with bob van dillen. i know denver lately has been snowy. >> last week they got hammered pretty well. not much going on when it comes to snow. we have a clipper type system dropping out of the upper midwest, rolling through the great lakes, throwing light rain into central ohio. all the blue you see is all rain. the white shading is supposed to be snow, but that's not reaching the ground. i don't think you'll see much in the way of that stuff. you get into central and southern indiana, they're getting decent the rain right now. picking up a bit. here's the radar picture coming out of central ohio, little batch of rain north of columbus. that should stretch into cleveland, western p.a., virginia, maryland. it will be on the light side. off to the west a little farther, here is your indianapolis radar, just a few streaks of lighter blue, the
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light rain, dark blue, heavier rain. clipper storms move fast, don't have a lot of moisture with them, but the wind can pick up behind them. here's the chicago radar. you guys are dry. into milwaukee as it swings on through, more rain coming in from the west. that's a backstage of it. once it passes through, you should see a little bit of partial clearing for you, which should be pretty nice. down by florida, couple showers, thunderstorms, you can see them mainly offshore from miami. one thunderstorm cell just off the beach of miami beach. lightning strike right here is drifting towards the west. you will get the storminess off and on today mainly from ft. lauderdale through the south, the keys. live to nyc, temperatures are going to be pretty nice. world series game six tonight. looks like it will be just fine when you get towards the bronx, cloudy skies. little bit of a breeze out of the west, about 10 miles per hour, but they will get the game in. there is the citicorp building, the tallest in the middle of the screen. looking pretty good. there's the forecast. it will be the clouds come in
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from the clipper but no rain in nyc until after the game. >> thanks, bob. you may have trouble getting through to your friends and family with t-mobile cell phones yesterday. what the company is saying about a service failure that affected more than a million people. and many of you were just outraged that a college football player did not get harsher punishment for trying to gouge out a player's eyes. now that player is coming to his defense.
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nine minutes past the hour. republicans may be on the comeback trail. the gop swept two keeb gubernatorial races. in new jersey, chris christie defeated incumbent jon corzine. in virginia, bob mcdonnell crushed democrat creih deeds. richard lui is looking at the wider implication implications.
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>> it may not be a direct referendum on president obama's presidency to date, but a punch that leaves a bruise. he came up short after personally campaigning hard for democrats in new jersey and virginia, for instance, so this might signal trouble for democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. on the upside, the ex-ity poles show a majority of voters saying president obama's job performance not a factor in their vote. the virginia loss, though, could sting the most for the obama camp. republican bob mcconnell trounced his opponent by almost 20 points last year president obama was the first democrat to carry virginia in four decades. he won over independent voters there. this time around, mcdonnell will won independents by more than 20 points. >> four decades is significant. the republican victories may be tempered by the big loss of a congressional seat up in new york. tell us what happened there. >> the race turned into a
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vicious internal battle between gop conservatives and moderates. democrat bill owens beat conservative doug hoffman. many including sarah palin chimed in on this race. they had big problems with hoffman's opponent dede and her views on abortion and same-sex marriage. the gop held its congressional seat since the civil war in 1872. >> wow. my goodness. >> a lot of years. >> that certainly is. all right, richard, thank you. little history. morning, sunshine. will i'm robin meade. time for today's salute to the troops. join me. this salute is from marty collins to her husband james jack cal listens. she wants him to know that she and the entire family are praying for him and that their two dogs dana and huck elleberry miss him so much. >> i'm marty collins from
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erieville, new york, i would like to salute my husband. i miss you so much. you're the best husband anyone could hope for and my best friend. mom and dad and willie and i and everyone are praying for you and we can't wait until you're home with us. >> if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, we'd like to help you. go to cnn.com/robin. more people are sick from e. coli in a massive recall involving ground beef. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you this morning. jen, a half million pounds of ground beef have been recalled. >> yes. we talked about this story early in the week. it's gotten bigger. according to the cdc, 28 people sick, two people died after eating the ground beef. you might have it in your breezer if you bought store brand beef at any of these stores. bj's, acme, trader joe's. you might have heard us say that
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it was sold in the northeast earlier in the week. that's true. but now people are getting sick all across the country, all the way to california, because the stores didn't know that this was contaminated and sometimes they'll ship product to their other sister stores. so it's spreading. the contaminated beef came from fair bank farms, new york, but you won't see that on the label. to check your ground beef, if you have any of the store brand beefs, we have all the codes for you, cnn.com/robin. make sure it's safe before you serve that to your family. if your phone just wonked out yesterday, you might have been part of the massive service failure at t-mobile. more than a million customers had problems for about eight hours. that's frustrated. t-mobile isn't saying what auz caused the problem, but that's two black eyes for the company. just the last month people had all the data wiped off their sidekick suddenly. you lose your contact list trying to figure out what's
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grandma's number. it's frustrating. more americans saw those mortgage rates go under 5% and they jumped, took some action. the mortgage applications rose for the first time in four weeks as people refinanced. they wanted to cut their mortgage payments. the mortgage bankers association says that rates averaged about 4.97% in the latest week. the all-time low was in march, 4.61%. still, people see under 5% and they go, all right, i'm ready to do something. >> jump in and take advantage. all right, jen. thanks. the folks at miss usa, the pageant, they wanted to get reimbursed for making miss california usa look great in her bikini. now it appears they've changed their minds.
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a colorado ski town has voted overwhelmingly to legalize small amounts of marijuana. early returns show that more than 70% of voters in breckenridge approved of the measure to make up to one ounce of pot legal for anyone over 21. now, it's largely symbolic because marijuana possession is still a crime in colorado for people without medical clearance. detainees at the u.s. facility at guantanamo bay won't be getting the h1n1 flu vaccines after all. the task force responsible for
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the detainees said last week they would be getting vaccinated. but lawmakers criticized the plan because of shack seen shortages in the u.s. the white house says there's no vaccine in gitmo and none's on the way. a texas student says that he is being discriminated against because he dresses like a woman. the high school senior wears women's clothing every day. but when he added on heels and a wig on monday, the principal told him to change or go home. he says he's not going back to school unless he can have his wig with him. >> i would like to be able to wear what i have on and wear my hair and everything and still be treated the same and have an equal education opportunity as well as others do. i don't want to be segregated or sent home because of what i have on. >> a school spokesperson says the principal was enforcing the dress code which says boys' hair cannot go past their collar. the oldest peace corps volunteer in the world got some really special recognition from secretary of state hillary
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clinton. during a stopover in morocco. they praised the 85-year-old not as the oldest volunteer but as one of of the best. she serves as a health care worker in moroce okay co-and sa she is having a wonderful time. two thieves got an unusual punishment. public humiliation. a pennsylvania district attorney agreed to only ask for probation if the mom and daughter held up signs saying, i stole from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday. don't steal or this will happen to you. oh! the women held the signs for 4 1/2 hours yesterday. it just hurts looking at that. >> and they will never be asked back to another kid's party again. >> that's painful. that's punishment i would say. so the football player getting criticized for trying to gouge the eyes of another player is actually getting support from the guy he tried to hurt. i don't understand this, but
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rafer is here to explain. >> you know what? myself and all of our viewers that criticized this, apparently we were the ones who had it wrong. because of all the people to come to brandon spikes' defense, the man whose eyes he tried to gouge, not ta big deal. he said he should not have been suspended for doing this, sti sticking his fingers in his face mask to try to hurt him. eli seems surprised that the play is getting so much attention and said they were just out there playing football and these things happen all the time. my kid is not playing football. nfl commissioner roger goodell is asking for convict depress to help eliminate steroids. he told congress they could wipe out the drugs if it weren't for state laws. two players were banned after aching a banned substance. one congressman told goodell
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that involving us could open a pan dora's box. michael irvin got the boot on "dancing with the stars" last night. the man they call the playmaker is not going to play on. here's the odd thing. he posted his high score of the season monday night. he had been stinking it up for most of the season. he finally tears it up and he gets tossed. it's got to be tough, though. his former teammate emmitt smith actually won the competition and fellow nfl receiver jerry rice came in second. is that something you brag about as an nfl player? >> i think so. >> you get to look at him and go, in your face, irvin. >> they can have a dance-off. former miss california usa, carrie prejean, settled her legal battle over breast impl t implants and her firing. both sides dropped lawsuits here. you remember the pageant demanded she repay the money she borrowed for implants. she said, by confirming she had them, the pageant violated her
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privacy. she also said she was being fired for being against same-sex marriage. the pageant said she violated her contract. some robbers got more than they bargained for when they tried to hold up jewelry store. they underestimated an 84-year-old man who knew how to shoot a gun. c
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today firefighters plan on tearing into the walls and the floors of this house where ten bodies have been found. police in cleveland, ohio, found four more corpses and a skull in a bucket at the home of convicted rapist anthony sowell. his arraignment should be starting right now. we'll can keep you posted. traditionally liberal organizations have a blunt message, support a public option in health care reform or don't expect any help from us in your reelection campaign. the infighting among democrats could help republican candidates in the 2010 congressional elections. today california's inspector general will release the results of a two-month investigation into the handling of phillip
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garrido's parole. you remember he was under parole supervision for rape when with jaycee dugard was did napped in 1991. >> it's wednesday, hump day. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade. more infants and young people are hospitalized for the h1n1 flu. but in california older people are more likely to die from it. a study in the journal of the american medical association says that the fatality rate from h1n1 in california is around 11%, but for people over 50, the fatality rate is as high as 20%. the study looked at california cases from april to august. now to the election results from some of the most watched races around the country. in new york city, michael bloomberg will serve a third term as mayor. he set a record for personal campaign spending with more than $100 million. but he still only won by five
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percentage points. in atlanta, a racially charged battle for mayor is going to a runoff. a city councilwoman who would be the first white mayor in nearly four decades will face an african-american state senator. houston is headed for a runoff as well. if the front runner wins, she would be the city's first openly gay mayor. republicans, meanwhile, scored big victories in important elections. the gop swept two key gubernatorial races. in new jersey, chris christie defeated jon corzine. and in virginia, bob mcconnell cru crushed democrat creigh deeds. we're looking at the wider implications of the results. >> folks will be watching one of the keys to the gop win perhaps is weak voter turnout among young people. we might look back to 2008. young people then turned out in throngs for president obama but not so in last night. in new jersey's race, for instance, the age group of 18 to
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29 made up just 9% of the vote. that is down from 17% in 2008. then in jirnvirginia, 10% of th electorate was 18 to 24. >> how might these republican wins affect president obama? >> one thing we'll be looking at is the wins may have an impact on president obama's ambitious policy agenda, this as he troys to get through a massive health care bill, a climate bill looming on the horizon as well. the president may have more trouble rallying modded rat democrats to get on board. david gurgen thinks about that. >> it may give pause to some moderate and conservative democrats in the house of representatives when the president is counting on with regard to health care, the environmental legislation called cap and trade, and a whole host of other things. they may be running a little more scared tonight than they
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were with this morning. >> so the president may be watching these elections in a broad level, very closely, but reportedly last night he didn't plan on watching the returns. white house senior advisor said obama was more likely watching the chicago bulls basketball game than politics. we all know he loves basketball and that's his hometown team. >> thanks, richard. we told you earlier about a student in california who learned never take the easy way out. he thought he made a deal with his algebra teacher to eat a dead fly in exchange for an a on his test. but he actually failed that test. however, teacher kept his word and gave him an a, kind of. >> he said that, i told you i'd give you an a on your test so here's your a, but it's not going in the grade book. >> so what did he say was going in your grade book? >> the f. >> the principal says he's looking into this and says that the teacher couldn't comment. i bet bob can.
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>> there's a kid like that in every class. doesn't it seem like it? same kid that if you dare him to lick the frozen pole outside he would do it. >> bob, that was so me. i would so eat a dead fly in college. one of those organic chemistry exams? are you kidding me? >> same kid that would fish a quarter out of the toilet. i'm surprise he made it to the press. i would have kept that down low. let's show you what's happening. thunderstorms off the coast of florida. the miami radar as it sweeps around, having a tough time getting inland, little daytime heating, you broke a record high yesterday of 89 degrees in miami, close to that number today. warm to hot in southern florida, rain coming in later today, off and on showers. little farther to the south, still tropical season. let me show you what it looks like down by panama and costa rica. we were watching this yesterday with about a 30% chance of this turning into something. you can see the middle part of your screen, that's where you have the chance of seeing the action turning into a tropical
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depression. that's central america. hopefully it doesn't turn into anything. it will be a rainmaker no matter what. it could become ida later today. they'll fly into it and see if it has circulation at all. something we're watching no doubt about it. hurricane season for the atlantic goes through november 30th. out to the west we go, high pressure sitting over the four corners. more cloud cover into southern california. much like yesterday, that fog is in place for the lower part of l.a., back into san diego and stretching all the way up to close to the bay area. three-quarters of a mile visibility right now in los angeles. it burns off later this afternoon, but be prepared for a ground stoppage at l.a.x. first thing in the morning, something we're definitely watching. here's the circle where i put the tropical depression possibility. right now it's just disturbed weather, might become tropical depression number 11. quiet hurricane season. no one is complaining about that. high pressure off the eastern seaed board. here's your clipper type storm.
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the bona fide rain itself is hung up on the light side across western ohio through indiana. that's where most of the rain is falling. let me take you live to washington, d.c., the clouds will be filtering in your neck of the woods later today. but right now, beautiful sunshine. >> that is gorgeous! >> temperatures close to 70 degrees today. it's going to be absolutely fantast fantastic. plus, up the line, the world series game in the bronx looks fine, clouds moving in with rain after midnight. >> some of those people would eat flies for their team to win. >> you know i love the yankees and all but not that much. hln's joy behar is taking us inside a movement you may not have heard about. she spoke to a person from the quiverful society. they shun birth control and encourage men to be smwomen to e to their husbands. >> you say you're in an equal relationship with your husband. >> i am. i don't believe -- when katherine wrote her book, unfortunately i think she kefzed a few issues in there's
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quiverfull, home schoolers -- >> i think in a lot of the movement there's an overwhelming emphasis on wife's duties, to be submissive to their husbands. that can look like a lot of different things. it can look like -- >> why does it work? i mean, there's more -- >> it can also look like abuse. >> you're correct. it could look like abuse to people who don't understand it. but there's more people trying to get into this than trying to get out of it. >> catch "the joy behar show" 9:00 p.m. eastern. a defect that could cause millions of cars to suddenly accelerate may be deeper than the carmaker thought. what federal safety investigators are looking at now. plus -- president obama's half-brother is breaking his silence and talking to the media. what he says about their father is not exactly flattering.
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good morning. welcome back. the exact cause of a sudden problem with some toyotas and lexuss where they suddenly speed up, the exact cause remains a deadly mystery. right now the government has more to say about it. transportation officials say that it could be more than just the floor mats. there have been a lot of these reports about these cars just suddenly speeding up. imagine how dangerous that would be, including this fiery crash. it killed a california highway patrol officer and his family. their lexus sped up to more than 120 miles an hour. they just couldn't get it to stop. first the blame was just on those mats. the thinking was that the mat jammed the gas pedal. 4 million of them were recalled but there could be more to the story. this morning's "new york times" says the government is still investigating. looking at gas pedal design and
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the floor plan of the cars. because of all the fear about the h1n1 swine flu, you've heard the government. they said, if you get this, please stay home if you get sick so the epidemic doesn't spread. but what if you don't get sick pay? that's the case for millions of americans who maybe think, look, i can't afford to stay home. now a congressman is introducing a bill so that people who don't get any sick pay could get up to five days off with pay. congressman george miller says 50 million people could be affected by this. you could get it if the boss says to stay home. the boss could do that to keep everybody else healthy. it is up to the boss. a new recorded high this morning for goal. it's now trading just below $1100 an ounce. what does it tell you? it tells you that governments around the world could be thinking that that's the safest place to keep their money. of course, they have a lot of it. instead of in foreign currencies like the u.s. dollar. and here's a subject you
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probably don't want to get too close to. bad breath. well, today we're going beyond the surface because it could be a problem you can't simply brush off. >> a big concern among patients, obviously, is bad breath. it's really the bacteria that causes in part the bad breath. perry don'tal or gum disease is the real culprit. you're smelling the bacteria. perhaps a crown is a little loose. you do get that bad breath from just the bacteria under the crown. i have got then many concerned parents asking about, my child's breath is awful. if you look and see two big golf balls in the back of of the throat, the tonsils harbor bacteria. a lot of these mouth washes are alcoholy, minty, they try to mask it. hydrogen peroxide usually diluted 50/50 with water is a
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good mouth rinse. another thing people don't think of doing is brushing your tong. get any areas that may harbor bacteria. >> well, police say they found stacks and stacks stolen luggage at somebody's house. looks like a huge suitcase scam. how one officer cracked the case.
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46 minutes past the hour. there is fighting on the streets of iran as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of iran's hostage crisis. anti-government protesters chanted "obama, you're either
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with us or with them." by them, they mean the government. media are not allowed to cover the protests. this is new video posted on youtube you're watching. u.s./iranian relations have been hostile since islamic students held 52 americans hostage for more than 400 days. one of the hostages spoke yesterday. >> we certainly didn't expect it to last that long. they have said they didn't expect it to last that long. but what they did effein effect create a climate of lawlessness and mob rule that they and their kpait reits are today the greatest victims. >> president obama said last night that he wants to move beyond the past and build a relationship with iran based on mutual interests and mutual respect. we're hearing for the first time from that 15-year-old girl whos was gang-raped outside a high school dance. last night a family spokesman read her statement to hundreds
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of people gathered for a vigil in her honor. >> violence is always a wrong choice. we realize people are angry about this, but let the anger cause change. change that is necessary to keep our children, our neighbors, and our friends safe. >> meanwhile, police in california have arrested a seventh person in connection with that brutal attack. this is video of him being taken into custody yesterday. police say as many as ten people attacked the girl. ten more watched without calling 911. folks in an ohio school district appear to be getting high school sports back after voters narrowly approved a controversial tax increase. here's rafer weigel with that story. so they lost sport tsz altogether? >> absolutely. the southwestern school district was facing a budget crisis and they cut all sports, not just sports, drama, transportation and other extracurricular
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activities. the three times voters shot down a levy increase that would have kept the sports and brought them back. early results now say that the increase was approved this time by a narrow margin, just a few hundred votes. so owners of a $100,000 home would have to pay 227 bucks per year to bring the programs back. but it's been such a hot topic, cops reportedly had to break up demonstrations on monday. steven colbert is coming to the rescue of american speed skating after the largest sponsor the dutch bank dsb dropped out. colbert announced on monday's show colbert nation would pick up the tab. and the crowd goes wild. so crewers are being ask to go to the hilarious host's website, make a donation or go to the speed skating website. also doing something nice, lance armstrong, his bike sold for $1.3 million at an auction to raise money for his cancer
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foundation. seven bikes with the frames designed by artists like the uk's damian hurst sold at sojbin new york. and tom brady's wife is putting the super in super mo l model. she is close to getting her helicopter's license. people magazine reports she passed the written test and now needs to complete the flying test, a month away from giving birth. that's kind of where you are. >> a pregnant supermodel who flies. >> yes, and you're flying this show. that's no small task. >> hanging in there. all right. appreciate it. do you know our money expert, clark howard, he serves in the georgia state guard and this weekend, he's serving our troops. clark and robin teamed up to
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help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. >> brie brooks might be your favorite person. when are you requiring? >> two years from the army reserve and two to five year frs civil service. >> so the question is what kind of debts do you have that you're trying to get your arms around? >> i want to get around to paying off the house and having just house and utilities by the time i retire. >> well, paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt. personal loans, credit cards, then next car loans. but home mortgage debt is not a high priority. it's more important that you beef up your savings than to be mortgage, debt free. it's psychological for people who want to be mortgage-debt
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free. i'm not that much into that because your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money you save. >> watch this weekend at 6:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern here on hln.
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hello, good morning to you. i'm natasha curry in more robin meade. here are the stories making headlines on "morning express." >> it appears that this man had a insagsable appetite he had to fill. >> police chief is talking about a cleveland rapist. police have now found ten bodies at his home. we'll have the latest. plus, some candidates are celebrating. we're going to run down yesterday's races and what the results may be telling us. and if you're favorite beer
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doesn't pack enough punch for you, you may be able to buy a stronger brew. some states are pushing for it, but some are pushing right back. a convicted rapist accused of keeping at least ten bodies in his basement, backyard and living room is being held without bond. a judge made that decision moments ago after prosecutors called the man a dangerous threat. cleveland police found for more corpses and a skull at sowell's home yesterday. the bodies of six women were found last week and today, authorities will search the walls and floors of the home. >> do i believe there's more bodies? i don't know at this time. we're going to continue to search the property until we're totally satisfied it is clean. >> neighbors say the area had a terrible odor. police first searched sowell's house last thursday based on a kidnapping search. republicans may be feeling
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better about their party's future. they swept yesterday's tight races. bob mcdonnell will be virginia's first republican governor since 2002. last year, president obama was the first democrat to win there in more than four decades. in new jersey, jon corzine lost to republican chris christie. the leaders of both parties spoke to cnn this morning. >> last night was an example of what happens when elected officials and others don't pay attention and don't listen to what people are saying. we're listening and paying attention at the gop and are going to build off of last night. >> i think you just need to read these as local races with local concerns. that's traditionally been the way these races have gone in the years after the presidential race, but the president is quite popular in new jersey and virginia. >> democrats still though made
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election history and richard lui's going to take a look at new york's congressional race in a few minutes. we're getting new details about the three missing north dakota softball players found dead on tuesday. rafer has more on this story. just sad. >> and the more we learn about it, the sadder it gets. the three women were inside their jeep submerged in a pond. they were all in the dickinson state university solve ball team. authorities say they likely drove straight into the water in the dark. the jeep was found in about ten feet of water behind tall grass. a former teammate spoke very highly of her. >> if she was my daughter, i'd be proud. she was just an awesome person. >> she was great. very fun loving.
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funny as can be. you could joke with her. she just sent it right back at you. >> the sheriff says frantic calls the women made helped them track cell phone towers and that led them to the vehicle. >> our hearts definitely go out to their families. thank you. overhauling health care may take longer than expected. yesterday, harry reid was asked if his bill would pass this year. he refused to give a timetable. the senate cannot vote until they're finished. the delay may mean they're having trouble getting votes. more states are allowing higher alcohol content in beer. "usa today" cites examples of alabama and virginia, both passed laws to raise the legal
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alcohol cap. it's 16% in vermont. iowa and mississippi could follow suit. some substance abuse experts don't like the idea. they say more alcohol means you get drunk faster and stay dprung longer. higher alcohol content in beer possibly. what do you think? >> my canadian friends will stop making fun of me for the beer i drink. that's not beer. >> put hair on your chest. >> let me show you the great lakes, trying to get in or out of the airports, back towards cleveland and cincinnati, some low, hanging clouds falling out of them. it's on the light side, but will be a staple for the morning before it moves on. look at the rain now when you get toward middle parts of ohio. back into kentucky, cincinnati,
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down south of indiana, indianapolis, you're looking at showers. up to the northwest, more rain, but this is the back edge of it. it's around wisconsin and northern sections of illinois. chicago might get a brief shower or two. that energy will form as a coastal storm by friday off the coast of new england as it merges with another low. in florida, not much happening cross the middle part of the state. we've been watching the thunderstorms in close to miami and fall apart all morning. they'll pick up later today. up to the north, it's gorgeous. this is fantastic. blue skies out there. the high today, 72. the low is 45 around that neighborhood. dry air warms up quickly. 70s by this afternoon. >> it's been pretty cool lately. thank you, bob. dozens of people across the country lost their cell phone
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service yesterday and now, the service provider is trying to explain. and four people with guns reportedly tried to rob a jewelry store, but you've got to hear how an 84-year-old man stopped them by himself.
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morning, sunshine. this salute is from marty collins to her husband james jack collins. she wants him to know that she and the family are praying for him and that their two dogs miss him so much. >> my name is marty collins. i would like to salute my husband james collins. i miss you so much. you're the best husband anyone could hope for and my best friend. mom and dad and willie and i and
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everyone are praying for you and can't wait until you're home with us. >> if you have somebody in the service and want to salute them, we'd like to help you. republicans may be on the comeback trail. the gop swept two key races. in new jersey, chris christie defeated incumbent, jon corzine. and in virginia, bob mcdonnell crushed creigh deeds. richard lui's looking at the wider implications of the results. >> it may not be a direct reflection of referendum on president obama's entire presidency to date, but it's a punch that leaves a bruise to the democrats and the president, too. he came up short after personally campaigning hard for democrats in new jersey and virginia, so this might signal trouble for democrats in the 2010 midterm elections. on the other side, the polls
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show a majority of voters in both states showing president obama's job performance, not a factor this their vote. the virginia loss though could sting the most. bob mcdonnell trounced his opponent. last year, president obama was the first democrat to carry virginia in more than four decades. he won over independent voters there at that time. mcdonnell this time won independents by more than 20 points. >> four decades. the republican victories, they may be tempered by the big loss of a congressional seat in upstate new york. >> the race turned into a vicious internal battle. bill owens beat doug hoffman. sarah palin chimed in on this race. they had big problems with the opponent, dede scozzafava.
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she withdrew from the race saturday and endorsed owens. since the civil war in 1872. >> wow, my goodness. >> a lot of years. >> thank you. and more people are getting sick in a massive recall of ground beef. we're talking about a half a million pounds of ground beef that have been recalled and we want to make sure you don't eat it. the cdc says 28 people are now sick. two people died after eating the contaminated ground beef and you might have it in your freezer if you bought the store brand beef from any of those stores. now might have heard us say earlier in the week this was only at stores in the northeast, but this has spread. people are getting sick all across the country. what happened is the stores, not
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knowing there was anything wrong, sometimes will ship the beef to other stores. the contaminated brief came from fairbank farms, new york, but you will not see that on the label. we've got the codes for you at cnn.com/robin. if your phone just wonked out yesterday, you might have been part of the massive failure at t-mobile. t-mobile isn't saying what caused the problem, but that is two black eyes for the company. last month. some users had all their data wiped out. and warren buffett says he's putting all his chips in and betting on america's future. he made the biggest deal of his life yesterday. he's spending $44 billion, because berkshire hathaway is buying the railroad.
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if you don't know who buffett is, he's considered the world's smartest investor. he's one of the richest men in the world and calls this an all-in wager on the economic future of the u.s. the idea is if the economy coming back, railroads pick up. if you're traveling this morning, bob's got what you need to know. >> pretty good day, i think. just one weak clipper type storm in the great lakes. the clouds are out for minneapolis right now. a 30 minute delay at msp. the rain around indiana, lower michigan, planes coming out of o'hare, no problem. rain is out there. i'm still going for about a half hour delay towards cleveland, detroit, too. also towards chicago later today. lax, watch for delay this is morning. remember the football player who tried to gouge out the eyes of another player? we're hearing from the victim
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and you may be surprised about what he had to say.
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remember when dugard was kidnapped, well garrido was under supervision for rape. the results of a two-month investigation are being released into the handling of his parole. a florida man was ready to celebrate when he won 166 million bucks on a man.
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the casino says it was all a mistake and that the machine spun out of control. its top prize is supposed to be $99,000 and since it was broken, they won't even pay that amount. >> they make you think you won and at the end of it, they're saying, oh, well, you know, we've got to investigate and it's probably a malfunction. >> gaming commissioners and the slot machines programmers are trying to figure out why the machine malfunctioned. the would be winner is talking to a lawyer. the football player getting criticized for trying to gouge the eyes of another player is getting support from the guy he tried to hurt. the one he tried to shove his fingers into his eyes allegedly. >> i love how careful you are. of all of the people to come to brandon spikes' defense, the man whose eyes he tried to gouge,
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washaun ealey, comes to his defense. ealey says spikes should not have been suspended. spikes was suspended half a game. ealey seemed surprised by how much attention this is getting and said they were just playing football and this happens all the time. so my kid's not playing football. roger goodell is asking for congress to help eliminate steroids. goodell told lawyers they could wipe out the drugs if it weren't for state laws. two players were suspended for taking a banned substance, then reinstated. and former dallas cowboys star michael ervin gone from "dancing with the stars" last night. he's not playing on despite the
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fact he posted his highest score of the season. you're gone, sir. his teammate emmett smith won the competition. what's that going to be like the next time they run into each other? and jerry rice came in second. not living up to the nfl's expectations, i'd say. >> oh, poor thing. come on. >> he did his best. >> all right, rafer. keep an eye on you. there is fighting on the streets of iran as the country celebrates the 30th anniversary of the hostage crisis. antigovernment protestors chanted, obama, you are with us or with them. media aren't allowed to cover the protests. this is new video posted on youtube. u.s u.s one of the hostages spoke
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yesterday. >> we certainly didn't expect it to last that long. they have said they didn't expect it to last -- to last that long, but what they did in effect, was to create a climate of lawlessness. and mob rule that they and their compatriots are today the greatest victims. >> president obama said last night that he wants to move beyond the past and build a relationship with iran based on mutual interest and respect. more infants and young people are hospitalized for the h1n1 flu, but in california, older people are more likely to die from it. a study says the fatality rate from h1n1 in california is around 11%, but for people over 50, the fatality rate is as high as 20%. the study looked at california cases from april to august. voters in one popular ski town approved a measure to
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legalize pot, but police don't have to listen. why the new law won't even matter.
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the new york stock exchange has just opened for business and the early signs are that we may be seeing a good day here. some relatively good news on the job front. susan lisovicz is going to spell it out for us in about five minutes. convicted rapist anthony sowell is being held without bond after police found ten bodies at his home. last hour, police called him an incredibly dangerous threat to the public. today, firefighters plan on tearing into the walls and force of his house. a justice of peace who
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refused to marry an interracial couple has resigned. he said he does not regret his decision, but said he was advised to step down after the couple files a lawsuit against him. some middle school students in wisconsin will get to meet president obama today. he's flying there in two hours to support the state's effort on education reform. they could vote tomorrow on whether student test scores could be used to judge teacher performance. those are your top stories this morning. i'm natasha curry, in for robin meade. republicans may be feeling a bit better about their party's future. they swept yesterday's races. bob mcdonnell will be virginia's first republican governor since 2002. last year, president obama was the first democrat to win there
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in more than four decades. in new jersey, incumbent jon corzine lost to republican, chris christie. mr. obama has campaigned hard for corzine. here's ari fleischer on what this means for the obama administration and democrats. >> first year of any election, midterm right after presidential, party in power almost always suffers big losses. that's what you can anticipate if history's any guide. here's the killer statistic if i'm a democrat. in virginia in 2008 when barack obama took virginia, people under 30 were 21% of the electorate. today, they were 10%. the black vote was 10% of all virginia votes last year. today, it was 15%. the very coalition that put barack obama over the top is not showing up. >> an independent candidate won a third term. michael bloomberg set a record
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for campaign spending of more than $100 million, but only won by five percentage points. in atlanta, a battle is going to a runoff. a woman will face an african-american state senator. houston is headed for a runoff, too. if the front-runner there wins, she would be the city's first openly gay mayor. a sheriff says three missing college softball players found dead likely drove straight into a pond in the dark. it's believed they were stargazing when this happened. the sheriff says their jeep was found in ten feet of water hidden behind tall grass and does not suspect foul play. the governor of rhode island just signed a bill to make indoor prostitution illegal. since the '80s, there's been a
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loophole in the law that allowed prostitution as long as it was done in private. well now, it's illegal anywhere in rhode island. more than 30 suspected brothels operate in the state, but few police departments say they're planning widespread crackdowns. hey, bob, how you doing? >> good. so they're not going to enforce the law. >> i'm not sure what it means. morning. >> let me show you what's happening across southern florida. this is really the only active weather and it's many middle parts of florida. not much making inland right now, but the thunderstorms are here. later today, the warm air is coming back to the lower part of the peninsula. that's something we're watching. farther down to the south, another interesting thing we're watching. check this out. we're talking about early november and we are still in hurricane season for the atlantic. it goes through november the 30th.
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check out what's brewing near panama and costa rica. that is a disturbed area of whether they're going to fly into today to see if it's turning into a tropical depression. if it's a storm, it would be tropical storm ida. so a slow hurricane season. what about out west? if you're traveling through the bay area, lo los angeles, not m happening. the rain showers are developing across northern parts of the puget sound, but the fog is around for lax. just like yesterday, should burn off after that. the entire western part of the atlantic looks quiet. the rest of the region, here's your clipper storm. the clouds trying to get towards jersey. live to nyc, talk about a great day. central park is just gorgeous. blue skies, 44, up to 54.
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yankee-philly game tonight, game six. clouds moving after midnight. so you'll be dry and cool for the game. temperatures around 50 at game time. >> that and a warm piece of pizza sound so good. thank you, bob. a teenager accused of stashing another boy's body in a drier will be arraigned today. police filed charged against the 14-year-old suspect yesterday. he was charged as an adult. police say the 4-year-old victim was drowned before being stuffed into the drier. no word on a possible motive. it is a big day on wall street. we have two fresh reports on the labor market and later today, a decision from the federal reserve as well. susan has more. >> i'm uptown right outside the beautiful scene in central park. we have blue skies in new york
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and green ar rows in new york. up to a solidly higher open. payroll processing firm adp says just over 200,000 jobs were lost in october, which is a slight improvement from the previous month. earlier this year, the same report showed more than 700,000 jobs lost in a month. so the trend is good even if it's painful. a separate report showed planned layoffs for october. later today, we expect to hear from wha the federal reserve has to say about jobs. policymakers are almost certain to keep rates close to zero. investors will be looking closely to see if policymakers think the growth last quarter is sustainable. gm walking away from a deal to sell opal. gm says europe's business
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environment is improving. and finally, while this is earnings season when companies of all different sectors and sizes show us their reports, millercoors makes beverages. cold beverages. its profit climbed to about $230 million. mostly, coors attributes the strength to cost cutting and to the strength of its brands like mgd 64. what does this stand for? miller genuine draft. ticker symbol is tap. up better than 1%. later on, we will have a cold one, you and me. >> cheers. after the delivery of the baby. we just got in this video of anthony sowell just a moment
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ago. he's accused of keeping at least ten bodies in his basement. his backyard and his living room. he's being held without bond, but a judge decided to hold him for that and after prosecutors called him an incredibly dangerous threat to the public. police found four more corpses and a skull at his home yesterday. today, authorities will search the walls and floors of the home. we'll keep you posted, but that video just in. the folks at the miss u.s.a. pageant wanted to get reimbursed for making her look great in her bikini, but now, they have changed their minds.
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republicans may be on the comeback trail. the gop swept three key gubernatorial races yesterday. in new jersey, chris christie defeated jon corzine and in virginia, bob mcdonnell crushing creigh deeds. weak voter turnout among young people may have been a factor in all of that. and remember back in 2008, young people turned out in big numbers for president obama, but not so much yesterday. in new jersey's race, young people aged 18-29 made up just 9% of the vote. that's down 17% in 2008. and in virginia, 10% of the electorate was aged 18-29. former miss u.s.a. settled her legal battle over breast implants and illegal firing. the pageant demanded she repay the money she borrowed for
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implants. she said by confirming she had them, the pageant violated her privacy. she also said she was fired for being against same-sex marriage. the pageant said she violated her contract. the rapist is being held without bond. richard lui is working on that for us now and has other important stories for us. >> shocking story. police say they have found four more bodies an a skull at anthony sowell's house and the prosecutor had something to say before bond was denied. then the body of a woman who was two months pregnant was found in a florida bayou. and then, hold on to your law books, a judge is letting a convicted robber sue the people that chased him after the robbery, but he has to do something first before he can file. we'll have the details in about 15 minutes. >> that last one really got my
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attention there. thanks so much. joy behar is taking us inside a movement you may not have heard about yet. last night, she spoke with a member from the quiverfull society. a group that shuns all forms of birth control and encourages women to be submissive to their husbands. >> this patriarch thing, let's talk about it. >> when kathryn wrote her book, i think she confused the issues. >> i think in a lot of the movement, there is an overwhelming emphasis on wives' duties to be submissive. >> it can look like a marriage. it can also look like abuse. >> you're correct, it could, to people who don't understand, but there's many people trying to get in than get out. >> catch the show at 9:00 p.m.
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people in an ohio school district appear to be getting
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high school sports back after voters approved a tax increase. rafer weigel has the latest on that story. no sports, then suddenly, they're getting it back. >> the southwestern school district cut all sports as well as drama. three times, voters shot down the levy increase to keep these programs. it was approved this time by just a few hundred votes. owners of a $100,000 home would have to pay $227 per year to keep the programs. it resulted this threats and shouting matches in town hall meetings and police reportly had to break up demonstrations. stephen colbert is coming to the rescue of american speed skating. the bank withdrew because it went bankrupt. he announced it would pick up
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the tab and the crowd goes wild. viewers are being asked to go to colbert's website and make a donation or to the u.s. speed skating website. lance armstrong's bikes fetched $1.3 million at an auction to raise money for his cancer foundation. seven bikes. they were nice bikes. the frames were designed by artists. lance said parting with the bikes was not easy since he likes to keep the bikes he races, especially when they're worth several million dollars. it was a good cause. my wife hates this story. tom brady's wife is putting the super in supermodel. just a month away from giving birth to the couple's first child, she is close to getting her helicopter's license.
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she's passed the written test and now has to complete the flying test. my wife says it's hard to go to the store. >> heck, i couldn't even get in a helicopter. >> i just think you guys need to step your game up. >> you better not go home today. you're going to be in trouble. she has long arms, she can reach the stick over there. she's got that going for her. no delays due to weather, great news. but we have a clipper moving through the great lakes. here's what we have delay wise. half hour delays around cleveland later today. detroit is watching for more low clouds. in chicago, light rain. don't anticipate to see long delays. less than a mile visibility at lax. watch for a ground delay within
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the next couple of minutes. that's lax right now. once that burns out of, temperatures back into the 70s. more in just a little bit. so should you pay off your mortgage in full or keep making payments? our money expert clark howard teamed up with our very own robin meade and his advice may help. >> ray brooks may be your favorite person here today. what's the best way to be debt free before retirement? what are you going to be retiring? >> two years from the army reserve and two to five years from civil service. >> so the question is what kind of debts do you have that you're trying to get your arms around. >> i want to get around to paying off the house and having just house and utilities by the time i retire. >> all right. well, paying off your home mortgage is not always a priority. the big priority is paying off any unsecured debt.
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personal loans, credit cards, then next would be car loans, but home mortgage debt is not a high priority with me. it's more important that you beef up your savings than it is to be mortgage debt free. it's psychological for people to want to be mortgage debt free on the day they retire. i'm not that much into that. because your house isn't going to feed you money. you're going to feed yourself from the money that you save. >> now, watch operation clark smart this weekend at 6:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. actors alec baldwin and steve martin will host the next academy awards together in march. it's been more than 20 years, though, since the biggest night in hollywood had multiple hosts. in 1987, chevy chase, goldie hawn and paul hogan hosted it. another change this year, the number of best picture nominees is going from five to ten.
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well, if you want to know how to dress for the weather where you live, just ask president obama. a new website gives you a personal forecast from the commander in chief himself.
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