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good morning. 7:00 friday. finally. we're busy in the newsroom. first off there is renewed hope of finding a missing 5-year-old girl after police say she was spotted alive. well now they're hoping that a suspect in custody can lead them to her. plus the moment of truth for balloon boy's parents is just hours away. what they're expected to tell the judge about the whole thing. may be the first ever facebook alibi. a man gets out of jail because he updated his status.
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first, though, this story really concerns. it appears a missing 5-year-old girl has been spotted on a motel surveillance video. but the man charged in her kidnapping isn't the guy with her on the tape. plus, they still don't know where little shania is. she disappeared from her home on tuesday. her dad made a desperate plea for her safety. >> i just ask that they let her go and bring her home safe. we all miss her and love her very much. if you're listening today, i miss you so much honey. i'm waiting for you. i'm not going to give up. you don't give up either, honey. >> this is the man charged in the case. the manager of the mobile home park where she lives says this man is her mother's boyfriend. she says he is not guilty. detectives have identified the man we saw earlier on the tape with the little girl. they're not sure of a connection
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between him and the girl's family. new this morning. japan's prime minister tells president obama that his counted will provide civil assistance to help in the rebuilding of afghanistan. but prime minister says it will not allow a refueling operation for u.s. military aircraft. president obama is in japan for meetings also expected to focus on the economy. president obama's visit will also take him to singapore, china and south korea. the remnants of what used to be hurricane ida, they're a big problem for the mid atlantic this morning. here's the streets. the schools are closed. 70,000 people are without power. five deaths are blamed on the storm. here's what one reporter in virginia saw. >> i'm out here at bush. you can see where the water is well over my waste. >> you know, bob is going to tell us what to expect in the
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area. if i were you, i don't think i would be standing in the water that's moving. we could see one of the biggest counter terrorism seizures in u.s. history. allegedly linked to iran's government. deborah feyerick explains. >> the charge is on a front company for a larger iranian owned bank and the bank channels money for the nuclear program and part of the military forces considered terrorist organizations by the u.s. they include the islamic substitute of new york, queens, new york. the islamic institute of new york. they extended the emergency with respect to iran. relations remain strained. >> the buildings in question are going to stay open. . the foundation's lawyer says
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they are cooperating with the government and will challenge the complaint. the republican national committee will no longer offer employees an insurance plan that covers elective abortions. yesterday the organization told the provider to drop the coverage. it has been included in their plan since 1991. the rnc's chairman said he didn't know until a story was published in politico newspaper. he said he won't allow it under his administration. if you're thinking of buying a home or refinancing a current one. the mortgage rates fell. you're talking rock bottom levels. jennifer westhoven has more. good morning. >> they're back under 5% again. that's good news in a bad economy. we're looking at the benchmark 30-year fixed rate mortgage. i'm kind of emphasizing that because i want you to know i am not covering adjustable mortgages. they average 4.91% in the latest week. .02% away from the spring low.
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when rates go under 5% that can get a lot of people motivated again. let me go check into refinancing. that could help the housing market. if a lot of people really refinance and cut their payments they could have more cash in their budget every month. this stopped in new jersey to wait out severe weather before continuing. part of the newly commissioned navy ship was built with steel from the world trade center. the man accused of kidnapping an 11-year-old girl and holding her captive has apologized. phillip gair doe said he wanted to apologize to every human being for what has taken place. they are accused of holding
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jaycee dugard behind their home in california. president obama ordered a review to sigh if investigators failed to act on warning signs about the ft. hood subject. the fbi has said it wasn't about terrorism. so they never passed the information along. defense secretary gates warned about rushing the judgment. >> i deplore the leaks that have taken place. people who are leaking are leaking what they know. which is one small piece of the puzzle they don't know what they're leaking might jeopardize a potential criminal investigation in trial. yesterday the u.s. army charged hasan with 13 counts of premeditated murder for last week's shooting. that makes him eligible for the death penalty if he is convicted. if you were sarah palin
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would you almost son-in-law be coming to thanksgiving dinner. here's a sneak peek of her interview. >> will he be invited to thanksgiving dinner? >> you know, that's a great question. it's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing. because, of course -- he is a part of the family. you want to bring him in fold. he needs that, too. he needs to know that he is loved. he has the most beautiful child. this can all work out for good. it really can. we don't have to keep going down this road of controversy and drama. we're not into the drama. we're more productive. we have other things to concentrate on including -- >> does that mean yes or no? >> palin was anything but upbeat when talking about her interview with katie couric during the 2008 presidential race. that's new in about 30 minutes.
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you wouldn't be inviting levi for the conversation. >> better chance of the turkey talking to you. have you finally gotten off the kids' table yet? it took me a few years. when i first started throwing it at my own house, no, no, you're sitting there. >> it can last all the way through college. >> i was 34 until -- good morning, robin. last of the coastal storm that used to be ida that reformed and became more powerful. look at the rain. the sent r of the storm is down south. you see the swirl in the rain showers here. with the long fetch off the ocean. wind over the ocean for a long way. picks up moisture and throws it back in towards new jersey. we had the flash flood watches out there. and the coastal flood warnings. down towards seaside.
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look at the winds. these are sustained. 35 miles per hour winds off the cost. about 37 sustained winds near atlantic city. not as fast as yesterday. still enough to have a problem at the airports. light rain showers in washington, d.c. coming from baltimore, too. then it cycles south further. virginia beach, you had a lot of rain yesterday. around langley air force base, ten inches of rain. not as heavy today. the wind is still up there. wind advisories. 40 miles per hour gusts basically from long island towards virginia. look at the wind gusts from yesterday, rob. these are amazing. 75 miles per hour wind gusts. worse as a coastal storm than it was as a tropical storm. about half that speed today. better news for you. the parents behind the
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balloon boy frenzy in court this morning. richard heene. science detective. plus wasting your time on facebook may not be a waist.
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salute for the troops for two men today. both in the air force. both very missed. they have another thing in common as well. maybe you have somebody you love in the military. why don't you salute them? the man convicted in the 2008 beating death of an arkansas tv news anchor will spend the rest of his life in jail. jurors deliberated for three hours before deciding the
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punishment for curtis vance. prosecutors asked for the death penalty. ann pressly was the morning anchor at katv in little rock. her mother whispered it's okay when the verdict was read. >> there really aren't any winners tonight. nothing has been done here will ever bring ann back. we'll never see her smile. we'll never hear her laugh. we'll never know the joy of her presence with us until we see her again in heaven. >> so sad. vance's mother told the jury she abused him as a child, including a beating that may have caused brain damage. balloon boy's parents are due in court this morning. they are expected to plead guilty and that the whole thing was a hoax. richard heene turned himself into sheriffs deputies yesterday. he and his wife could both face jail time. last month they said their son was thought to be inside a run-away balloon. it was pa publicity stunt.
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sing it, jennifer. you know what you want to. >> richard heene, prison detective. >> soon -- >> we should play that clip every time we do these stories. >> soon your bank will no longer be allowed to charge overdraft fees. everybody. but you need to know a few things about getting this going here, right, jen? >> you make one mistake. in your head, and then you charge a couple of things on your debit card. you're not putting it on your credit card. oh, they can add up. maybe the days of a $35 fee for a $3 cup of coffee are over. starting july 1st the fed announce ad new rule that means banks can no longer automatically cut you into the program where they can charge you big when you make a little mistake. the new rules only for overdrafts on your debit card
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and at the atm. maybe it's not your bank because you're traveling. you don't have the math right. you're not able to check it all the time. you may have to take some action to be involved in this. and i want to throw in a little fact that i thought was great from my good friend. americans spend more on overdraft fees than on vegetables every year. or books. that's how much money the banks make off these things. it's big time. new leaks about the possibility of an iphone coming to the verizon network. new leaks seem to be coming from the supply chain. that's a first. the latest "fortune" magazine reporting verizon users could get an iphone by this summer based on reports that apple is building a phone that could work on the verizon network.
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if you're traveling, getting on your way, how much time you going to spend in the airport? >> little extra for you today. laguardia, already a 90-minute delay. now philadelphia. brand new for you. 80-minute delay. that will last the entire day, too. it's all because of the wind off the ocean. here's jersey, pennsylvania, delaware, maryland. rain coming in. the wind is currently the problem. we have an hour or more in new york. philly, watch out in d.c. and balt mother. baltimore. a little bit of rain and wind. more snow in denver. broadway joe's dugs have him in the dog house. now he's told he has a dangerous animal.
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more american adults are smoking. 21% of adults surveyed in 2008 said they smoked. that's slightly higher than 2007. but health officials say they're disappointed that the rate hasn't stayed under 20%. cigarette prices have remained steady for several years. one antismoking organization said that's worked against their efforts. a sixth man arrested in a disturbing child abuse case in missouri. a 77-year-old father and his four sons are already in custody. they did not enter a plea yesterday. according to court documents obtained by khsb the alleged victims are adults now and came forward in august. also, the sheriff is continuing searching for possible bodies linked to the case. thank you, facebook. a man arrested for armed robbery is out of jail because of an unusual alibi.
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he was updating his facebook status. when the robbery happened rodney bradford was 13 miles away on the computer at his dad's apartment. bradford was picked out of a lineup. but his lawyers were able to use witnesses and the facebook time stamp to prove that he's innocent. a coach is having to eat his words after three players were arrested for attempted armed robbery. hi, rafer. >> on thursday, three of his recruits were arrested for attempted armed robbery. police say two of the men approach ad marked car, one with a gun demanding money. cops allegationedly pulled the car over where the men were inside with an air-powered pellet gun. an attorney for one man says he's innocent. the school is still
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investigating. the windy city is fuming today. the chicago bears taking on fran. a little thursday night football. nfl is on every night of the week. they traded everything for jay cutler in the off season. last night he threw a career-high five interceptions and the bears actually had a chance late. they drove the length of the field. the last play of the game he's picked off. he had a hearing yesterday over charges two of his dogs attacked people who came to his home. his yellow lab leo was declared dangerous. charges against another dog stella were dropped. >> i'm surprised. a yellow lab. you couldn't get a more docile breed. >> the other was a -- lastly another record recently broken. britain's -- i had to let that
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sink in. he pulled a double decker bus by his hair for 70 meet. head and shoulders above the rest. look at sports. >> that's painful. a little boy might not make it to christmas. only one thing to do. you've got to hear the story that will tug at your heart.
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police say new video of a missing girl shows her. she disappeared from her home. police identified him and charged another man in the case. they won't say how the two men are connected. they don't know where the 5-year-old girl is. at least 16 people are dead following a pair of car bombings in northwest pakistan. 55 others are wounded. a massive 800-pound bomb ripped through a government intelligence agency headquarters. a second car bomb hit a police station south of the city.
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a german man is accused of trying to extort money from cindy crawford and her husband. they were threatening to release a picture of their daughter bound to a chair and gagged. the man was deported in september. he has not been arrested yet. good morning. 31 minutes past the hour. i'm robin meade. the accused master mind of the 9/11 attacks may be sent to new york for a trial. in a civilian court rather than a military commission. multiple news sources -- the pat of japan this morning for what's being touted at his first asian tour since he took office.
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japan's role in the rebuilding of afghanistan is also expected to be high on the agenda. on the way there the president stopped at a u.s. air force base in alaska and told the troops he would carefully weigh sending more forces to afghanistan. >> i will never hesitate to use force to protect the american people. i also make you this promise. i will not risk your lives unless it is necessary to america's vital interest. president obama will visit singapore, china and south krear during the week-long trip. an ohio mom is accused of taking her kids shoplifting. surveillance tape shows the woman and her children stealing clothing. when a security guard confronts them a fight breaks out. two more got out of a vehicle to join. the adults were arrested. the 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl are now in productive custody. we have another clip from
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sarah palin's interview with oprah. she talks everything from the presidential campaign to her relationship with lev johnson. he got candid about her interview with katie couric. remember a lot of people thought it really hurt her image. here's what she said. >> let's talk about the interview with katie couric. >> must we? okay. >> you talk about it in the book. i assume it's -- >> yeah, it is. you do say it wasn't your best interview. >> but here again -- >> you said it was a defining moment for you, that interview. >> i did not. neither did the campaign. that is why other segments requester scheduled. the campaign said good, you're showing your independence and it was a good interview. i knew it wasn't a good interview. >> the entire interview with oprah airs on monday.
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the day before "going rogue" hits stores. police took away several evidence bags from a nearby property. police won't say what is in the bags. anthony sowell, the man who owned the house there, will be in court later on today for the rape charges that led to the investigation at his house. which airline trs the best at not using lug sgagluggage? airtran lost the fewest bags. luggage tags and tracking systems may have helped the rankings. russia is so big that it has 11 time zones. their president thinks that's too many. russia news reports say the country could shrink to four time zones, how many the united states has.
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but russia is 5,500 miles wide, about twice the size of the united states. supporters say it will make disabout the regions feel closer to moscow. >> until the sunsets at 5:00 for you. still breezy for new england. this weather is brought to you by green giant. what's going on across the region? yesterday, a lot of rain. this is how much we've seen. not just 24 hours. it start start ad few days ago. that's a tremendous amount of rainfall. it's all because of the wind straight off the atlantic through virginia and maryland and delaware, jersey, all the the way down to north carolina, too. that low is still in place. it's not moved very far.
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not as strong today. only 40 miles per hour gusts around the coastline. pab more. yesterday hurricane strength winds. here's what it looks like in new york. you get rain showers coming in. coastal flood warnings are there. p 34 miles per hour sustained winds all along the jersey shore. it breaks up in baltimore, washington, i-95. not as heavy as yesterday but you still get the rain. here's the radar. not much going on inland but the wind have been prolific over the last few days. >> bye bye to the leaves. here's something to be very
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thankful for in this economy. your turkey dinner will cost you less. nothing says super fan like a haircut dedicated to your team. one eighth grader was suspended.
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a student was suspended for his haircut. >> and dustin says they sent him straight to the principal's office when he showed up with a cincinnati bengals sign in his hair. the eighth grader was given an in-school suspension. he's being kept in isolation until his hair grows out.
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administrators gave him warnings about his hair in the past. he says he's done nothing wrong. >> it's just a haircut. it ain't drug-related. it ain't got no guns. ain't got no cuss words or stuff like that. why they worried about it? >> he did say drugly, yes, robin. >> drugly related. >> his parents say they're being unfair and they're proud of him. >> except he needs to go to grammar class. >> he will still continue to do his studies. yes. >> thank you. a driving soccer mom charged with a string of bank robberies in southern california. agents arrested a 37-year-old mother of five after connecting her red mini van to the crime. this is surveillance video of roxanne. local media reports say the family is having money problems. the fbi said she hit at least four banks.
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what did i say, mini driving? i have a lot of nerve to make fun of someone. mini van driving. tons of stuff from convicted swindler bernie madoff and his wife will be auctioned off tomorrow. jennifer westhoven has the inside scoop. give you the run down. good morning. >> how would you like to be the proud owner of stuff owned by madoff? i don't know. all kinds of his personal items are going up for sale. boogie boards used at their beach home. post-it notes. fur coats. a blue satin mets team jacket. on the back, madoff. his rolex is up for sale. one of the models is called a prisoner's watch. >> how many did he have?
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>> 17. >> that's just one brand. all the money will go to madoff's victims. it is going to go for some good. robin, you're cooki ining the ty right? >> i'm working. someone else is cooking. >> the good news for everybody out there who is cooking and spends a lot of time on this, it's going to cost you less. the american farm bureau sent out shoppers to get average prices. for ten people the bottom line is about $42.91. they were looking at all the ingredients. one of the main reasons they said it's going to be cheaper is because milk costs less.
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also a 16-pound turkey, the price is down. what got more expensive? pumpkin pie. i know, you would never use a can, right? >> yes, i would use the can. what are you going to do? >> yes, scoop the pumpkin up, baby and roast it in the oven. >> you are so granola. >> i just love pie. >> i love pie. you like to cook, too, apparently? >> good for you husband. my husband would like to talk to you. doctors say a little girl is doing well after a rare and complicated surgery. they gave her three new organs in one day.
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the head of an ethics program at harvard university is defending the decision to invite eliot spitzer to the lecture. the former new york governor resigned after court documents
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said that he was paying for a high-priced call girl. they said he was the most important living prosecutor on a wide range of corruption. the nfl reportedly stop ad guerrilla marketing campaign aimed at getting players to sell products during their touchdown celebrations. like no one was going to notice or something. hi, ray ford. >> especially as blatant as this. >> the captain morgan pose, yahoo sports is saying the rum maker wants players to do the pose during a touchdown celebration. yahoo learned about it after it happened. an eagles when he scored a touchdown against dallas struck the pose. >> looked like he had to think about it. >> he comes and helps him. >> he denies striking the pose intentionally. they say he agreed to it and if
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any player did strike the pose they would give thousands to an nfl charity. nfl strict about endorsing things. >> not like nascar where you have to wear the hat and drink the milk. when michael vicks ghost to sabd san diego he gets a chance to see one of the dogs rescued. he was chained in the woods at his home. he's fine. very skiddish. he justed started running in circles. if he wants to turn his life around he should come. he decline ad similar invitation when the eagles traveled to oakland last month. time for our true champion. this week it's from pittsburgh steelers. recently he host eed biracial ks from south korea. he is mixed himself. he said growing up in south korea he was teased mercifully. since ward has come into his life it has changed his outlook.
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lastly, several world records were recently broken. this was our favorite. this was trying to be the largest mixed bikini parade in australia. >> as in co-ed? >> yes. 134 men wearing -- here's the problem. they didn't break the record. they were short. >> they were naked for no reason. what are they called? >> buggies. >> better than bulgy. >> you are just on fire today. hi, bob. let's talk to our travelers now. it's 48 minutes past the hour. get away day friday. >> trying to get away from australia, i don't blame you. trying to get to new york, philadelphia, a 90-minute delay
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currently because of the wind. philadelphia, currently an 80-minute wait because of the wind. jfk, newark, you're going to get in there, too. d.c. metros including baltimore, watch to pop up with a delay. denver, rain first switching to snow. talk about that again in just a little bit. >> clark howard steps out of the stood owe and headed to answer military money questions. he steps in as money coach when a soldier and his wife need to get their finances set before he deploys to iraq. >> my name is private kevin lights. this is my beautiful wife amanda. this is our two week old son. i'm 21. my wife is 19. we're facing deployment here in about two weeks. >> how can i be of service to the two of you? >> i know with the way the economy is and things sort of changing the rules as far as
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things go. are there any banks still participating in the soldiers and sailors relief act? >> they don't have a choice. they have to. why is that relevant in your case? >> my husband is deploying to north iraq in the next two weeks so -- and we have a brand new 2008 truck that has a very high interest rate in the near 20s, 20%. >> you don't! what were you thinking? >> we were young when we got it, and just we hadn't refinanced yet. >> well, you have two options because under the soldier and sailors rule, while you're deployed, that will go down to 6%. you have to petition for it. other thing is, your credit good? >> yeah. >> why don't you refi. >> we're looking at. >> ask them.
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they may require you do a riks reduction in the loan balance. >> i have one more question for you. i have two credit cards but i've been very leery with them. if i put anything on, by the time i get the statement, as soon as i get the statement, i pay it off. how is that affecting my credit score? >> making it great. that's the right thing to do. >> okay. >> learn from her. >> yes, sir. >> this weekend, watch clark serve our troops in an hln special presentation e. helps shoulder soldiers and you. operation clark smart airs this weekend at 6:00 a.m., noon, and 4:00 p.m. eastern saturday and sunday on hln. come here, look at these live pictures here of a house fire we're getting in from knxv. this is out of arizona. we don't know yet any of the details about what started it. is this one home? it appears to be one large dwelling. we'll call it that way. it looks like a mansion, man.
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we don't know what started the fire, if anybody is inside, if anyone's injured. but we wanteded to show you these pictures. they're just incredible. we'll continue to follow that store. smoo
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well, how do you do? you do friday. that's how you doing. i hope that means a little bit better. i'm robin meade. here's what's going on today. there is renewed hope of finding a missing 5-year-old girl after police say that she was spotted alive. now they're hoping that a suspect in custody can lead them to the little girl. plus, the u.s. wants to seize an entire new york city skyscraper and four mosques, how they might be linked to iran's government. and it might be the first ever facebook alibi. a man got out of jail because he updated his status. first, though, this just in to hln this morning, the army
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psychiatrist charged with murdering 13 people at ft. hood is paralyzed from the waist down. major nidal hasan's attorney is saying he will probably never walk again. remember a police officer shot him during the rampage. yesterday president obama ordered a review of the handling of hasan's contact with a radical muslim cleric last year. the fbi says it was dismissed as innocent. defense secretary robert gates warned against rushing to judgment. >> frankly, i deplore the leaks that have taken place because people who are leaking are leaking what they know, which is one small piece of the puzzle, and what's more, they don't know whether or not what they're leaking might jeopardize a potential criminal investigation or trial. >> well with, those 13 counts of premeditated murder we mentioned earlier make hasan eligible for the death penalty if he is convicted. right now we've got live
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pictures of a huge house fire in phoenix, arizona. no details about how this thing started, but i can tell you we've been checking in for maybe the last five minutes, and it has gone from there was a roof on this home and i could see the flames pieeking out underneath o the roof appears to be gone and a major portion of what appears to be a mansion. was somebody home at the time? what started the fire? all i can tell you is that firefighters are still working on this thing. do you see the big spray of water? they're going to have to do a lot to save any of the home. we'll bring you more information as it backs available. it appears that a missing 5-year-old girl has been spotted on motel surveillance video, but the man charged in her kidnapping isn't the guy with her on the tape. plus, they still don't know where little shania davis is. she disappeared from her home in fayetteville, north carolina, on tuesday you. her dad made a desperate plea for her safety. >> i just ask that they let her
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go and bring her home safe. we all miss her and love her very much. if you're listening to daddy, i miss you so much, honey, and i'm waiting for you. i'm not going to give up, and you don't give up either, honey. >> so heartbreaking. this is the man charged in the case, and he's the mother's boyfriend according to the manager of a mobile home park where shania lives. he says he's not guilty. detectives have identified the man we saw earlier on the tape with shania, but they're not sure of the connection between him and her family. breaking news, the accused mastermind of a 9/11 attack may be tried in civilian court rather than military commission. many reports say sha can lid shaikh mohammed and four others detain years will be sent to new york for trial. president obama said this. >> i am wiabsolutely convinced that khalid shaikh mohammed will
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be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. the american people insist on it. my administration will insist on it. >> attorney general eric holder is expected to make that announcement this morning. by the way, cnn is confirming that a total of ten detainees will be transferred. the remnants of what used to be hurricane ida, they're a big problem for the mid-atlantic this morning. here's what some of the streets look like. schools are closed and 70,000 people are without power. five deaths are blamed on the storms. i can't help but think of that when i see what this reporter sees in virginia. >> hey, kbies. i'm out here at bush and olmey. you can see where the water is well over my waist. >> and the water appears to be moving fast. come back out of the water, mr. reporter. p bob will tell you what to expect in a few minutes here. if you were sarah palin, would your almost son-in-law
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levi johnston be coming to thanksgiving? here is a sneak peek of her interview with oprah that airs on monday. >> so one final question about levi. will you be invited to thanksgiving dinner? >> you know, that's a great question, and it's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing because, of course, you want -- he is a part of the family and you want to bring him into the fold and kind of under your wing. he needs that, too, oprah. i think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child. this can all work out for good. it really can. we don't need to keep going down this road of controversy and drama all the time. we're not really into the drama. we don't really like that. we're more productive. we have other things to concentrate on and do bf does that mean yes, he is coming or no, he's not. >> bwas there a straight answer? palin was anything but upbeat, though, when talking about her interview with katie couric during the 2008 presidential race. that is coming up in about 30
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minutes. balloon boy's parents are due in court in just a few hours here. they are expected to plead guilty and admit, yes, the whole thing was a hoax. richard heene, science detective, turned himself in to sheriff's deputies yesterday. he and his wife could face jail time. last month they said that they thought their son was inside a runaway balloon. turns out the whole thing was a publicity stunt. you know, i try to give people the benefit of the doubt. >> i know. >> so some of our savvy viewers, the day that happened, we're, like, huh-hu, hoax! >> the day that happened, by the time i got here with my 5-year-old, the balloon was on the ground and there was no kid in it. so i came running out with my son jack, i said, here he is. he was hiding here the whole time. during a break, which chuck roberts was doing. he's, like -- >> the things you wish you could see. >> good morning. >> we knew it was kind of fake.
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we had an idea. here's what it looks like across the board. low pressure region just south of cape hatteras, the one that was really ida just a couple of days ago. then reformed and got worse once it hit the atlantic ocean. worse in terms of rainfall and wind. the wind especially yesterday, gusted to 75 miles per hour. that's hurricane strength right near virginia beach. it was extremely windy yesterday. the wind is still out there, the rain still heavy at times. coastal flood warnings we have them out there, the bright shaded greens, coastline from jersey to virginia, inland flooding, five to ten inches of rain. right now the heaviest rain around the jersey shore and just south of staten island. winds gusting to about 40 miles per hour. you're looking at winds sustained at about 35 to 40 right now. gusting to 40 miles per hour, that's why we have all of those wind advisories in effect. those are the areas shaded in yellow. any move away from that storm and there's a new one generating light snow in the rockies and light rain across south dakota, into northern parts of minnesota. minneapolis might get a shower or two. it will be on the light side.
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heavy to the north. look at the snow. here is denver. western parts of colorado, lower parts of utah right now getting a blast with winter. winter storm warnings all the areas shaded in red. highest elevations across the rockies, looking for about a foot of snow, mainly above 7,000 feet this morning. that will accumulate through tomorrow morning. here's that grand junction radar. you can see all this blue is all snow. it's all coming down pretty well. obviously some of it shielded by the mountains right there, the radar. but you're still getting enough to pick up about a foot of snow today. more details in about a half hour. >> thank you, facebook. a man arrested for armed robbery is out of jail because of an unusual alibi. he was updating his facebook status when the robbery happened in brooklyn. robbie bradford was actually 13 miles away on a computer at his datd's apartment. bradford was picked out of a lineup, but his lawyers used witnesses and the facebook time-stamp to prove he's
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innocent. the man convicted of beating a tv news anchor gets life in prison rather than the death penalty.
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we could see one of the biggest counterterrorism seizures in u.s. you you history. the feds are going after a manhattan skyscraper, four mosques and other assets allegedly linked to iran's government. cnn's debbie feyerick explains. >> reporter: the charge that the corporation which gets money
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from the properties is actually a front company for a larger iranian-owned bank and that the bank channels money to support iran's nuclear program and parts of its military forces considered terrorist organizations by the u.s. the four mosques include the islamic institution of new york, the islamic education center in texas, and two other mosques in maryland and california. president obama today extended the national emergency with respect to iran because relations, of course, with that country remain strained. >> the buildings in question, they're going to stay open an the tenants aren't accused in the case. the foundation's lawyer says that they're cooperating with the government and will challenge the complaint. the man convicted in the 2008 beating death of an acre acre news anchor will spend the left rest of the his life in jail. jurors deliberated for three hours before deciding the punishment. prosecutors had asked for the death penalty. anne pressly was a morning
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anchor. her mom whispered "it's okay" when the verdict was read. >> there really aren't any winners tonight. nothing that's been done here will ever bring anne back. we'll never see her smile. we'll never hear her laugh. we'll never know the joy of her presence with us. until we see her again in heaven. >> vance's mother told the jury that she abused him as a child including a beating that may have caused brain damage. our salute to the troops for two men, senior airman hernandez and one more. both are in the air force and they have another thing in common. the person who sent in the salute is denise. go to cnn.com/robin to salute a troop. you know what? soon your bank is no longer going to be allowed to automatically charge you an
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overdraft fee. but you need to know how you'll get this in place for yourself before it takes effect. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. so the crowd goes wild. they love this. >> yeah. we have a lot of people writing in on facebook and nearly all of them are very supportive of this. some people are, like, i never make a mistake. all right. i wish i was you. this story could mean that the days of getting dinged with a $35 overdraft fee for a $3 cup of coffee may never happen again. it could be starting july 1st. the fed has announced a new rule -- yes, i know. a lot of months to go where you can get dinged in the meantime. but starting then, banks will not be able to automatically put you into their overdraft programs where you get punished big-time for what can be a little mistake. you know, come on, really, how much does it cost banks to process your $3 overcharge? where you went over 50 cents or something? so this is only for debit card.
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it's only if you're using your debit card and they don't apply to checks. it does mean that, say you go someplace and try to use your debit card, they'll say to you, no, you can't use that. maybe you'll be embarrassed but you could use use a different card or cash. you may have to take some action. keep your eye on the mail to be involved in this. by and large everybody writing in saying yea. we'll have some of your comments later. some new leaks about the possibility of the iphone coming to the verizon network. that would be millions of people who could finally have access to that. right now the iphone only runs on at&t. these are from sources in the supply chain. the latest one comes from "fortune" magazine. it says the phone could be coming on verizon this summer based on reports that apple is building an iphone that is compatible with verizon. robin, back to you. >> all right. thank you. a german man is accused of trying to extort $100,000 from cindy crawford.
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he is one of the most popular stories on cnn.com. court documents show that the man threatened to release a picture of crawford's then-7-year-old daughter bound to a chair. she says their former nanny took it as part of a game. the man was deported in september. he has not been arrested yet. christmas came early for one 5-year-old little boy with cancer. but his family is using some of the gifts that he got to help other families in need.
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let's get you updated right now on a massive fire that's burning in phoenix, arizona, on a huge home here. no details yet about how you it started or if anybody is home. but just minute by minute as we watch this, i mean, the
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structure of the house just changes so much as it's being eaten away by the fire. you can see so many firefighters on the scene still with their hoses trying to get this out. callers to 911 reported there was smoke in the area, they saw flames on the roof of the home. that roof is long gone for most of that house. the house looks like a total loss, and i couldn't help but notice it's a huge home and a huge fire to match. we're going to bring you more information as it becomes available. let's just hope that nobody is injured in that. we haven't heard that they are so that would be good. a 5-year-old michigan boy is celebrating christmas early this year. know he has a malignant cancer and may not make it to christmas. so his family moved up the holiday. >> my family dropped everything. they're bringing the fooded and everybody is coming. we're all excited to spend christmas with him this week. so, i mean, his time is very short. >> i'm thinking i'm going to save them until after santa comes and put those presents
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under the tree. >> he's so sweet. thousands of cards and gifts have poured in from well-wishers. the family is taking donations that will go to cancer research. a coach is having to eat his words after three of his players were with arrested for attempted armed robbery. well, what did the coach say, rafer? >> he was saying that our program is clean and we have no problems. that, robin, was on wednesday. lane kiffin of the university of tennessee bragging, oh, we've had no off the field issues. he was right, up until then. on thursday, three of kiffin's recruits arrested for attempted armed robbery. they are all freshmen. now, police say two of the men approached a parked one car, wurn with a man demanding money. when the victims show they had none, they left. the men were inside a car for an air-powered pellet gun. the school has not made a decision yet.
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they're investigating. the windy city is fuming. the bears taking on san francisco. the bears traded everything but the kitchen sink for quarterback jay cutler in the offseason and he looks like basically his game was down the drain. a career-high five interceptions last night and the baerts had a chance late in the game, drove the length of the field, but cutler was picked off in the end zone. bears lose 10-6. speaking of chicago, lebron james is saying, i am not worthy of michael jordan. the king announced out of respect for mj he will stop wearing number 23 and switch to the number 6 . >> did he really announce that? >> mj wore 23. he said no one should touch jordan's number. >> why did he choose the number in the first place? i guess because that was like his idol? >> i guess so. >> but he's had a change of heart. okay. the news of the carrie prejean sex tape and almost
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walking off of larry king's set, those are hot topics around the country. it's getting some funny, funny reactions. @@@@@@@@@@@
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police saythat new video of a missing girl snows her with a man at a hotel shortly after she disappeared from her home. police have identified him and charged another man in the case. they won't say how the two are connected. and they still don't know where 5-year-old shania davis is. we've just learned this morning that ft. hood shooting suspect major nidal hasan will probably never walk again. his attorney says he's paralyzed frommed waist down. a police officer shot him multiple times. hasan is charged with 13 counts premeditated murder. police investigating the home where bodies of 11 women were found have expanded their
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search. police took away evidence bags from a nearby property. police won't say what was in the bags. anthony sowell, the man who owns the house is due in court later today. breaking news, five guantanamo bay detainees with alleged ties to the 9/11 attacks will be tried in civilian court, including the accused mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed. the attorney general is expected to make the official announcement at 11:00 a.m. eastern. he's also expected to say that five others will be sent to military commissions for trial. those were a few of the headlines. you can see the newsroom is kind of hopping today. good morning to you. as i fix my earpiece. morning sunshine, i'm robin meade. new this morning, concerns about the economy. those are the top of president obama's agenda while he's in japan. the president met with japan's prime minister earlier on the first of four stops xs he called the us and japan equal partners and said the u.s. you plays an important role in the region.
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>> united states is a pacific nation, and we will be deepening or engage. in this part of the world. as i said to the prime minister, the united states will strengthen our alliances, build new partnerships and we will be part of multilateral efforts and regional institutions that advance regional security and prosperity. we have to understand that the future of the united states and asia is inpsychiatricablinked. >> the two talked about afghanistan. japan is agreeing to provide civil assistance but will not allow u.s. military aircraft to refuel for afghanistan missions. a sixth man was arrested in a very disturbing child sex abuse case in missouri. a 77-year-old father and his four sons are already in custody. they did not enter a plea yesterday. court documents obtained by local media say the alleged vingts are adults now and came forward in august. a reporter from affiliate kmbz talked to hln's mike galanos about this case.
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>> a lot of this is based upon the victims that have come forward and some of the stories they have told. among those stories are there are written accounts in jars buried at various points on the property. and perhaps a body or two. so police are playing this one really close to the vest. they don't want to taint the investigation. but they're bang out searching the property again today. >> get the latest on the story on "prime news" with mike galanos at 5:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. at least 17 people are dead following a pair of car bombings in northwest pakistan. more than 80 others were wounded. now, a massive 800-pound bomb ripped through a government intelligence agency headquarters. a second car bomb hit a police station south of the city. we have another clip for you from sarah palin's interview with oprah. palin talks about everything from the presidential campaign to her relationship with levi johnston. and she got surprisingly candid about her interview with katie couric during the 2008 race.
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remember a lot of people thought it really hurt her image. here's what she said. >> let's talk about the interview with katie couric. >> must we? okay. okay. >> you talk about in the book so i assume everything in the book is fair game today. >> it is. >> you do say that it wasn't your best interview. >> here again -- >> did you think that was a defining moment for you? >> i did not. neither did the campaign n. fact, that is why segment two and three and four and maybe five were with xscheduled the cn said, right on, good. you're showing your independence. this is what america needs to see. it was a good interview. i'm thinking, if you thought what a good interview, i don't know what a bad interview was, because i knew it wasn't good. >> the entire intervoo with oprah airs on monday, the day before palin's memoir goes public. your bank willing not automatically be able to charge you overdraft fees.
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everybody goes crazy. but you need to know things about the rule before it takes effect. take it away, jennifer. >> things are going to be a little different around here, says the new sheriff. let me paint you a picture. so the days when you could get hit with a $35 fee because you got a $2 cup of coffee or something, that may never happen again starting july 1st. a new rule has been announced where banks can't automatically put you into these overdraft fee programs where basically they are hoping that you're going to make a little mistake and then they're going to hit you big-time. according to the new rules, that wouldn't be allowed to happen for overdrafts on your debit cared and at the atm. so remember not checks. a lot of people say, look, i don't mind paying the $35. just make sure my checks clear. but on something like this, they'd just rather the little machine go, you're rejected and find a different way to pay, right? a lot of people don't think a $3 cup of coffee is such an
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emergency they want to pay 35 bucks. the one thing is, you may have to take some action. keep an eye on the mail in case there's a clause where you have to give consent to not be put in. a lot of people talking about this on our facebook page. liz wrote, i think it's great. but we all have heard the saying if it sounds too good to probably is. the banks will find another way to take our money for their gain. it's still a rule that will help. other people were more enthusiastic and said, yea, i'm sick and tired of paying 39 bucks and thank goodness for the fed. robin, back to you. >> thanks. which airlines are the best at not losing your luggage? check it out. according to a new department of transportation report, airtran lost the fewest bags followed by hawaiian airlines, frontier, continental and us airways. researchers say the computerized luggage tags and tracking systems may have helped the rankings. the head of an ethics program at harvard is dwening the decision to invite elliot
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switser to lecture there. the former new york governor si signed after a prostitution scandal. a harvard professor said spitzer was the most important living prosecutor on a wide range of corruption. live pictures of a fire that we have been following this morning. this is out of phoenix, arizona. you're looking at what used to be a big home. i'm going to say it looks like a mansion. we're hearing that the homeowners did make it out safely, thank goodness for that. but what a devastating day for them. we don't have any details about how this big fire started. seven engines, the three-ladder trucks were on the scene. callers to 911 reported they saw flames in the area. they reported smoke. this is the big home as the fire was already eating the insides and had the roof gone. no injuries reported so that's good. but, my word, in just a matter of what looks to be like an hour since we've been following it
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the home appears to be gone. actually it's been less than an hour since we've been following it. just sucked that thing right up. let's talk to meteorologist bob van dillen. what kind of weekend are we going to have? >> better. i'm looking down, like, man, it's bad. it's been a bad couple of days. look at the rain showers, still off coast. if you live anywhere around the outer banks stretching through jersey, lower parts of new england, you know the wind has been up, up for the last couple of days. it should die down before tonight and tomorrow morning. they get out of there tuesday afternoon. look at all the rain offshore. let me show you the satellite picture. this is all tropical depression ida, which turned into a coastal storm just off of cape hatteras. you can see it there. it's actually more powerful yesterday than it was as it came ashore as a tropical storm down south. i'm talking about in terms of rainfall output and winds. we had winds gusting to 75 miles per hour near virginia beach yesterday. that is stronger than a tropical storm ever was. here's what it looks like.
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coastal flood warnings all the areas in green. goes all the way back to virginia. because of the winds piling up the water across the shore. look at the winds in the northeast, 34 you-mile-per-hour sustained, 37-mile-per-hour sustained winds off the coast of atlantic city. so you have the problem with erosion down towards northern parts of the outer banks. look at the wind advisories, all the areas shaded in yellow. all the jersey shore to virginia beach, winds today only half as strong as yesterday. gusting to about 40, maybe 45 miles per hour at times. the other big story is another couple cold fronts marching through the mid-plains toward the rocky mountains. look at the clouds wrapped up with that, little rain across northern minnesota, south dakota. it should be all snow for western colorado and northern utah. i'll tell you how much in just a little bit. >> thanks. an ohio mom is accused of teaching her children how to shoplift. you have to see the fight that broke out when the security guards tried to stop them.
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an ohio mom is accused of taking her kids shoplifting. police say that surveillance tape shows the woman and her two children stealing clothes. but when a security guard confronts them, a fight breaks out. now, police say that two more adults got out of the getaway vehicle to join the melee. the adults were arrested. the 8-year-old boy and 10 year ole girl are many protective custody. for the first time in nearly 15 years more american adults are apparently smoking. the cdc says that 21% of adults surveyed in 2008 said that they smoke. that's just slightly higher than in 2007. but health officials say that they're disappointed the rate hasn't stayed under 20%. cigarette prices have remained
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steady for several years, and one anti-smoking organization says that that has worked against their efforts. an eighth grader got himself suspended for showing his team spirit. say what? high, rafer. >> good morning to you, robin. smells like teen spirit or possibly overstepping the line. dustin reader said he was sent to the principal's office for showing up with a bengals helmet design shaved on his head. he was told shave it or you're suspended. he's been giving warnings. >> it's just a haircut. it ain't drug related, ain't got no guns, ain't got no cuss words. stuff like that. so why are they worried about it? >> dustin's parents say the school is being unfair and they are proud of him. robin? >> that's quite the haircut for sure. the top white house lawyer is reportedly being pushed out. democratic sources tell cnn that
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greg craig was the driving force behind president obama's controversial promise to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba, by january of next year. the white house now says it can't make the deadline because it doesn't know where to put 200 terrorism suspects held there. craig isn't commenting. tons of stuff from convicted swindler bernie madoff and his wife will be auctioned off tomorrow. jennifer westhoven has photos of some of the stuff. >> i don't know if you'd be proud to own this stuff. >> i just want to see what he got. >> that's true. but at least you know it would be going for a good cause. all kinds of the items are going up for sale. boogie boards from their beachhomes, earrings, designer handbags. those are some -- nice jewels. post-it notes. also check this out, an emblazened blue satin mets team jacket. i don't know if you want to wear that around. his rolex is up for sale.
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there are 17 of them, by the way. this is just one with of them. all the money will go to madoff's victims and the auction organizers are hoping it will raise about $500,000. are you cooking in a couple of weeks, the big turkey dinner? >> nope! >> robin's not. >> i don't know. >> maybe you guys are. i am. the big dinner could cost you about $2 less overall this year. comes to about $43 if you're cooking for ten according to this. this is the american farm bureau. they tallied up prices across america. they were looking at a 16-pound turkey, that got a little cheaper, but the main reason is because milk got a little cheaper. it's about $1 a gallon cheaper. you might use that or cream in a lot of the different recipes. the one thing that got a little bit more expensive on the list, pumpkin pie. we're just showing you the can, but apparently the shells got a little bit more expensive, too. back to you. >> pumpkin pie of all things. >> i just think if you're going
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to make a pumpkin pie, a can and a thing from the freezer? just make it. >> girlfriend! >> get some flour, butter. >> nobody is going to dig away at a pumpkin except for you, who we love. i'm coming to your house. she makes it from scratch, digs out the pumpkin. talk about a hair raising experience. how this man was head and shoulders above the rest and how he put himself into the record books. okay.
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check out the school project some kids did yesterday. high school engineering students in connecticut built these boats out of cardboard and duct tape. now, they had to paddle across a pond, pick up a passenger, and paddle back. both of the boats made it. impressive. the school says the project helps the students find real uses for everything that they've learned in the classroom. which is good instead of going, i'm never going to use this. the nfl reportedly stopped a
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guerilla marketing campaign aimed at getting the players to sell products when they celebrate for their touchdowns. genius. >> it is. it could open a whole pan dora's box, a slippery slope, whatever cliche you may. in this case, it was the captain morgan's pose, perhaps you've seen it in various commercials. yahoo sports reports the rum maker wanted players to do it during a touchdown celebration. they learned about it after eagles' brent selleck when he scored saturday struck the pose. had a little trouble at first. and his teammate there helped him. >> he really thought about it. >> he denies intentionally striking the pose, but come on now. yahoo says that a marketing exec said selleck agreed to did it and if any player did strike the pose they would give thousands to charity. the nfl very strict about endorsements during a game. when michael vick and the eagles go to san diego sunday. he has an invitation to see one of the dogs rescued from his dogfighting ring.
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igy was found chained in the woods at vick's home. he is fine but very skittish around strangers. the dog's owner says if vick really has turned his life around, he should you visit the dog. he declined in oakland last month. now it is time for our true champion this week. it is heinz ward of the pittsburgh steelers. recently ward hosted some biracial kids of his native south korea. he says growing up there, he was teased a great deal and one kid said that growing up biracial in south korea such a cult call that too, he contemplated suicide. >> really? >> yeah. meeting ward, his whole outlook on life has changed. >> good. aah! and another bizarre by mess world record broken. britain's manjit singh pulled when double decker by his hair
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for almost 60 feet. we'll have more of the bizarre world records all morning long. >> we are? >> we have more. sorry. you like it or not. >> go ahead and run the animation. i'll talk over it. i just have this thing about the bizarre world records where someone goes, how about the record for the most hair follicles on a brush? >> that's what we got. >> hi, bob. >> juggling cobras at the same time. i know. i'm with you. it's rough. >> you gave away both the next stories. >> i have to see that. at the airport right now, new york city metros, newark, a two and a half hour delay. averaging like that all day. laguardia, it was an hour and a half. now bumped up to two and a half hours, too, because of the gusting winds. philadelphia 80-minute delay with the northeasterly wind. delays in washington, as well. the winds pretty strong. watch for delays in new york,
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philly and d.c. those are the longest. >> thanks. a missing 5-year-old girl has been spotted. police say they know the man holding her in the surveillance tape but he's not the person they've charged with kidnapping. 8
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hey, good morning. 9:00 straight up on a friday. hope that's maybe the spoonful of sugar to make the medicine go down for you. morning, shun shine. i'm robin meade. here's what's going on today. renewed hope of find ago missing 5-year-old girl after police say that surveillance cameras spotted her alive. that's what you are seeing there. plus, we could be less than three hours from the moment of truth for balloon boy's parents. what they're expecting to tell a judge about the whole scandal. it might be the first ever facebook alibi. a man out of jail because he updated his status. first, though, we learned this morning that the army
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psychiatrist charged with murdering 13 people at ft. hood is paralyzed. major nidal whhasan's attorney said she'll probably never walk again. the fbi says it was dismissed as innocent. defense secretary gates warned against rushing to judgment. >> frankly, i deplore the leaks that have taken place because people who are leaking are leaking what they know which is one small piece of the puzzle. and what's more, they don't know whether or not what they're leaking might jeopardize a potential criminal investigation or trial. >> well, those 13 counts of premeditated murder we mentioned earlier make hasan el jikt for the death penalty if he is convicted. it appears a missing 5-year-old girl is spotted alive
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on a motel surveillance video but the man charged in the kidnapping isn't with her on the tape and they don't know why shania davis is. she disappeared from her home in tennessee on tuesday and her dad made a desperate plea for her safety. >> i just ask that they let her go and bring her home safe. we all miss her and love her very much. if you're listening to daddy, i miss you so much, honey. i'm waiting for you. i'm not going do give up and you don't give up either, honey. >> just breaks my heart. this is the man charged in the case and he's the mother's boyfriend. according to the manager of the mobile home park where shania lives. he says he is not guilty. detectives identified the man earlier on the tape with the little girl and not sure of the connection between him and shania's family. breaking new this is morningt alleged 9/11 master mind will be transferred to new york for a civilian trial just a short distance from ground zero. we're talking about khalid
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shaikh mohammed. this is an obama administration official who also says that four other detainees will be tried, as well. in new york. here's president obama. >> i'm absolutely convinced that khalid shaikh mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. the american people will insist on it and my administration will insist on it. >> we'll hear from attorney general eric holder at 11:00 a.m. eastern. all right. the remains of hurricane ida or what used to be hurricane ida, they're a problem for the mid-atlantic this morning. here's the streets, the schools are closed. 70,000 people without power. five deaths are blamed on the storms making me concerned about this one reporter. you can see here in virginia standing in the water. >> hey, guys.
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i'm out here at bush and olney and you can see where the water is well over my waist. >> what i don't like about that is the water is really moving. he could have been swemt away. bob will tell us what to expect in that area. vaccines for the swine flu continue to be in short supply but the head of the fda's decision not to use an additive to stretch the supply. margaret hamburg told reuters health summit that the technique had not been widely testing and the agency did not want to risk using it. oh, balloon boy's parents are due in court in an hour and a half and expected to plead guilty and admit, yes, it was a hoax. last month, richard heene said they thought their son was in the balloon. they could face jail time and a former prosecutor explains why heene is facing felony, not misdemeanor charges. >> they disrupted air traffic at
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denver international airport. there were national guard helicopters. the entire nation was riveted and terrified that this little boy was going to die. so i think this is really beyond the scope of one of these cases. it's really out of the box and warrants a far more serious punishment. >> richard heene turned himself into sheriff's deputies yesterday. his wife is charged with a misdemeanor. i can't help when i look at his mug shot and pictures, i just want to -- ♪ science detective >> what did jet say? >> jailbird! all right. five minutes after the hour. >> what's snup. >> cloudy start. could that be snow in the making? >> it is. >> i can tell by the clouds. >> cold air driving down through the middle part of the rockies, colorado to utah. look at the cold front. up north further, warmer. warm air up and all rain for
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central parts of minnesota, back on down through south dakota and nebraska and over to the west switches back over to snow. mainly in the higher elevations so we do have the winter storm warnings posted for you tonight. the areas shaded in red. mostly western parts of colorado. blue-shaded areas are winter weather advisories. the grand junction radar with all snow from the utah state line to colorado. it is going to build in near the denver metro later today. starts out as rain for you. a mix for you around denver. shouldn't amount to too much, though. pacific northwest, all snow. highest elevations. seattle to portland, back over to rain. pull the picture out. advisory for that region, too. cascades towards the olympics. driving on down through colorado and wyoming, lower parts of colorado itself so that's something to watch for a couple of days. a lot of snow, again, skiers are loving this. then the east coast, traveling to the northeast today, the mid-atlantic, be prepared for major delays.
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newark right now, two and a half hour delay with the winds off the ocean. rain showers are out there. here's the coastal storm. continues to build with the big swells across long island to cape hatteras. that rain is going to pick up in intensity later this morning. coastal flood warnings, too, for areas in bright green. it is another mess and show you how much wind they got in areas like virginia coming up in a little bit. hurricane strength. >> wow. no leaves. >> yeah. >> people are still buzzing and i know you love this story. >> it's one of the best ones. >> people are like buzzing about carrie prejean. and the sex tape she says she made for a former boyfriend. well, last night on jimmy kimmel live, jimmy said he may have an idea about who that mystery boyfriend is. >> this boyfriend seems like quite a guy. releasing the photos. today tmz with photos of them together with his face blurred out which is not -- not fair. you're going to show the photo, you should have both faces.
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we unblurred the face to see what -- you see. now that explains the animosity. >> isn't that great? >> that was inappropriate. >> that was inappropriate. >> inappropriate picture taking. >> seeing that clip got us thinking happy birthday to jimmy kimmel turning 42 today. he's a youngin and happy birthday to you celebrating on friday the 13th. >> there you go, jimmy. >> yeah. what does it cost to put the big bird on the table this thanksgiving? it should take less cash than previously. also, federal prosecutors are seizing a new york city skyscraper and four mosques in this country in an effort to put the hammer on iran.
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there's some people maybe you're among them do not buy fresh produce saying it's too expensive; costs too much. in certain neighborhoods it is not even an option. one woman is on a mission to change that in today's "fit nation." >> a lot of -- >> la donna red monday is on a mission in chicago. red monday led an effort to start what she called urban farm sites. why? because no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't find fresh produce in the neighborhood. >> if you wanted to, you could buy illegal drugs, get okay stoesz a variety of illegal drugs but if you wanted an organic tomato in this community, if you didn't want to come to our urban farm site, you
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wouldn't be able to buy one. >> with few grocery stores nearby, most people do the shopping at convenience stores like this one xeps they're full of chips, sugary drinking and candy and according to a new study, shopping at these convenience stores is part of what's making our kids fat. researchers talked to more than 800 kids outside convenience stores and found on average they were eating 356 empty calories at every stop so ladonna is adding store own tore her list. >> it brings healthy lifestyles to the hip hop generation. >> all in the hopes to change the tide in the ever-growing storm of obesity. hey, we always salute the troops so the salute today for two men. senior airman martinez and staff sergeant nealeigh. the person that sent in the salute is denise martinez.
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sister and girlfriend. maybe you have someone you love in the service. salute them at cnn.com/robin. soon your bank will no longer be allowed to charge you overdraft fees automatically. good for you! but you know what? you need to know a few things about this new rule. money expert jennifer westhoven has a smile from ear to ear. yeah. we want to make sure that you get this. so you may have to watch your mail. but it could mean this new rule from the federal reserve that the days are over when because you make a little mistake like you go ahead and charge a $2 hamburger on the debit card and then you get hit with a $39 fee, that might never happen again starting july 1st. the fed just told banks no more automatically putting people into the overdraft fee programs. from now on, if they want to be in them, they have to opt into them. what that means is they would not be able to hit you with the
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overdraft charges at a store with your debit card or at the atm. sometimes you're using a different bank's atm and can't see the balance and you get it wrong by, you know, just a couple of cents or something and hit with a huge fee. so you may have to take some action, keep your eye on your mail but just talking about the debit card transactions so it's still there and nothing to do with your checks, checks will still clear if you have that protection and you'll pay the fee. a lot of people seem to think they wanted that kind of a service. thanksgiving is coming. and if you're cooking, you do all the -- buying the stuff, it could cost you just a little bit less this year, $43 for 10 people according to the american farm bureau. they took an averaget biggest reason, milk prices are cheaper. turkey, too. one thing that's expensive, pumpkin pie. if it turns out wasting your time on -- turns out that wasting your time on facebook can pay off.
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one man is using the website as an alibi. that could be a first.
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♪ 16 minutes past the hour. we could see one of the biggest counter terrorism seizures in u.s. history. the feds are going after a manhattan skyscraper, four mosques and other assets allegedly linked to iran's government. deborah feyerick explains. the charge that the corporation is a front company for a larger iranian-owned bank and that the bank channels money to support iran's nuclear program and parts of the military forces considered terrorist organizations by the u.s. the four mosques are in queens new york, houston, texas, that's what you are looking at right now and two others in maryland and california. president obama today extended the national emergency with respect to iran because relations, of course, with the country remain strained.
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>> so the buildings in question stay open and the tenants not accused t. foundation's lawyer says they're cooperating with the government and will challenge the complaint. so a prominent football coach's having to eat his words after three of the players were arrested. so what did he say, rafer? >> bad timing. he said that we're good. and we never get into trouble. i mean, essentially, i'm paraphrasing but he said that just on wednesday. bragging about how he turned the program around and was having no off the field issues. 24 hours later, three of the recruit or about 24 hours arrested for attempted orman armed robbery. two of them the prized recruits. police say two of the men approached a car, one with a gun and demanded money and pulled them over and found an air pellet gun in the car. the school hasn't done anything yet with the men. still they're investigating, they say. and the windy city is just
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fuming today. the chicago bears taken on san francisco. this was a matchup not ready for prime time. thursday night football t. bears traded everything but the sink for the quarterback cutler. he threw career-high five interceptions and the bears driving, one last chance and he's picked off. bears lose 10-6. lebron james saying i'm not worthy. the king announced out of respect for michael jordan. he'll stop wearing number 23 next year and switch to number 6. >> wasn't that the reason he chose number 23? >> yeah. always a big fan. wanted to emulate him. going to number 6. he said after the cavs win over the heat, jordan was there and he made the announcement and nobody said should nobody should wear number 23 out of respect. number 6 he wore in the olympics. >> had a change of heart. several records were broken recent lain this one, the most
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lassoing, people lassoing. ft. worth, texas. lassoing simultaneously. >> your arm is sore. >> 23 people, that's it. so if there's 24 of you throughout with lassos, want world record, we'll have the world records all morning long. >> how would you like to be the person to confirm these? you have to be present. you see it all. all right. thank you facebook may be what one person is saying. a man arrested for armed robbery is out of jail because he was updating his facebook status when the robbery happened in brooklyn. rodney bradford was 13 miles away on a computer at his dad's apartment. bradford was picked out of a lineup but his lawyers used witnesses and the facebook timestamp to prove that he's innocent. thank goodness he was updating the facebook page. >> yeah. >> concrete evidence. 20 minutes past the hour. what's up, robin?
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big delays in the northeast right now. travel delay segment by orbitz. all the rain, all the wind still up there from jersey down towards maryland, stretching to long island, too. you can see new york metros. planes going in and out. they're about two and a half-hour delays right now. newark and laguardia. philadelphia, 80-minute delay. those are current. charlotte with a half hour delay with the wind and new york, philly, d.c. the longest. boston, seattle rain and wind and then more snow towards the west. denver metros, charlotte and orlando, winds, 30 minutes to an hour. talking about in a half hour. >> all right. a baby seal got lost so he gist plopped right down there in the middle of the road. he was tired. >> so he got confused. >> and there he sat. and he waited. oh. and this morning, a mother of five kids reportedly having money problems. the fbi says that she came up
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with a desperate solution. robbing banks.
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all right. the new york stock exchange open for business. and traders may be getting kisses this friday. that's the president of the hershey ringing the bell. 100 years ago this weekend the company's founder started the hershey industrial school to help low income children. police say new video of a missing girl shows her with a man at a motel shortly after she disappeared from her home. police identified the man and charged another man in the case. they won't say how they're connected and they still don't know where 5-year-old shania
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davis is. more than 80 other people were woundeda massive 800-pound bomb ripped tlau government intelligence headquarters in peshawar. a second car bomb hit a police station south of the city. anthony sowell, the man that owns the cleveland house where 11 bodies were found pleaded not guilty to charges that led to the investigation at his home. now, the charchs were not related to the bodies. also, police expanded their search. they took away several evidence bags from a nearby property. those are the top stories. some of the stories. we actually have a lot going on this morning as i'm sure you do in your life. morning, sunshine. i'm robin meade. back into the stories now. new this morning, concerns about the economy are at the top of president obama's agenda in japan. now, he's going meet with japan's prime minister earlier on the first of the four stops. he called the u.s. and japan equal partners and said the u.s. plays an important role in the region. >> united states is a pacific
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nation and we will be deepening our engagement in this part of the world. as i said to prime minister hatoyama, we'll build new partnerships and we will be part of multilateral efforts and security and prosperity. we have to understand that the future of the united states and asia is inexplicably linked. >> they also talked about afghanistan. japan is agreeing to provide civil assistance but will not allow u.s. military aircraft to refuel for afghanistan missions. the man accused of kidnapping a 11-year-old girl and holding her captive for 18 years has apologized. phillip garrido wrote to a california tv station saying he wanted to apologize to every human being for what's taken place. garl do and his wife are accused of holding jaycee dugard in a compound behind their california home. they pleaded not guilty. the state department warning
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about traveling to germany because of an ongoing threat of al qaeda o. officials extended a travel alert that originally had to do with concerns about the german elections back in september. the alert say that is if you go to germany, keep a low profile and make sure that there's plenty of security when you choose your hotel, restaurants and places to visit. if you were sarah palin, would your almost son-in-law johnston will coming to thanksgiving? here's a sneak peek of her interview with oprah. >> so, one final question about he vie, will he be invited to thanksgiving dinner? >> you know, that's a great question and it's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing. because, of course, you want -- he's a part of the family and bring him in the fold and kind of under your wing and he needs that, too, 0 prachlt i think he needs to know that he is loved and he has the most beautiful child and this can all work out for good. it really can. we don't have to always time go
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down the road of drama and controversy. we're more productive and other things to concentrate on including -- >> does that mean yes or no? >> you're going to have to i guess watch the show on monday. the entire interview with oprah airs on monday, the day before sarah palin's memoir "going rogue" hit it is stores. certainly want to be inviting him for the conversation. >> keeping himself covered. cover yourself. >> yeah! on the "playgirl" center fold. what do you mean i have to come dressed to thanksgiving? >> that's not appropriate. inappropriate. larry king. >> yes. inappropriate. >> i want to show you the radar because it's hiv vi at times with the rain. mid-atlantic, stretching through new york. inland around jersey enthat's what we have. winds still pushing that ocean right up against the shore. you have the coastal flood warnings in green down through lower parts of virginia and then flood warnings when you get into
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the middle parts of that state with the ten inches of rain you saw yesterday. also, the wind and the direction. this little tick right there the direction of the wind. notice 35 miles per hour. you get down in towards atlantic city, 36 miles per hour. sustained winds. it is like that all day long. so we have the wind advisories for the areas shaded in yellow. jersey and virginia and then out towards the west. the cold front in the rockies. north dakota and south dakota, too, fades out before it reaches iowa and strong. and then again off towards the west, all snow. higher elevations. colorado in towards utah. winter storm warnings for tonight through tomorrow morning a. foot of snow above 5,000 feet, mainly western parts of colorado. could get above 7,000 feet by late they are afternoon. warm air tries to get in. see the radar filling in pretty well. that's all snow. more details in a bit. pacific northwest with rain and snow, too. that's in a half hour from now.
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>> all right. thank you. the dow industrials fell yesterday from a 13-month high. a snap of a six-day rise. so what's expected today? good morning. >> good morning to you. right now, the dow industrials in the green. talk about yesterday, though, robin. energy shares led the way down yesterday after a surprise jump in oil reserves. investors pulled back because the dow rallied so much so quickly that a there's questions and we could end on a positive note this week. we'll get a key report on consumer confidence at the top of the hour and hear whether people feeling better about the economy these days. disney earnings are dazzling investors. profit jumped 18% last quarter, that's more than analysts were expecting. disney says syndication sales of the abc shows "grey's anatomy" and "according to jim" boosted earnings and higher fees for espn and announced the casting change of its own.
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two top executives are apparently trading roles. i don't know. sounds like disney's got another drama on the hands there. you may want to check out facebook, though. or twitter. before you hit the mall on black friday. retailers are using social media outlets more than ever for the holiday deals. staples is a company this week using the sites to advertise price cuts of almost 50% of laptops, gps devices and computer monitors. the day after thanksgiving, robin, you know, it's amazing how the social networking sites are turning into huge advertising tools at this point. >> yeah. we have come a long way from just the blue light flashing. >> and the circulars. >> yeah. it's now the twitter special. >> exactly. >> thank you. >> sure. eliot spitzer may not be the first person to come to mind thinking of ethics but the former new york governor forced out in a prostitution scandal, that's one teaching a class about it. plusa ohio man accused of
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teaching her children how to shoplift and police say she didn't go down without a fight.
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do you know we have the winner of our morning sunshine contest with us this morning? do you remember this contest? my book came out and it was called "morning sunshine: how to radiate confidence and feel it, too." we asked you questions about your self esteem. lindsay is a grand prize winner and here with her mom from charlotte, north carolina. and we just wanted you meet your fellow viewers because a lot of times you call and go, who won
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the grand prize? i give you now lindsay. your answer was to the question that we asked our first week of the contest which was something along the lines of what's been the biggest obstacle to you obtaining your own self esteem or self confidence and you told us about a problem you had with an autoimmune disorder? >> i have a rare skin disease and it definitely took a lot of me. i deal with the fatigue problem that is come with the autoimmune deficiency and i get sick a lot but, you know, other than that i'm pretty good. the skin died down more than it used to have. >> you look fantastic. >> thank you. >> something about your appearance when you were younger, the kids tease you about? >> yeah. my skin would essentially look like -- essentially look like just a cracked desert almost. it was very red. very dry. and it used to cover 80% of my body. all over my legs and arms.
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>> had to be painful. >> it was, it was. the names were the most painful. you grow up fast and deal with things like that. >> look at the answer. i think it is so inspirational here t. answer ant her self esteem and dealing with that was -- leslie, how do you instill self esteem in your daughter? >> i think one of the things question is tried to equip our kids with tools we knew they would need to lead their adult lives and didn't try to solve every problem for them. but lindsay took a lot of these things on herself. she wrote an essay and her teacher asked her to read it in front of the class and helped her friends really understand more about what she was dealing with. >> i bet it did. i'm so inspired by both of you. lindsay, leslie, congratulations. i hope you enjoy your time in
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atlanta. we enjoyed meeting you. there's so much going on today, including a story about a terminally ill young man and his father, the catholic priest? richard lui is following that. >> yeah. the young man's mother kept the lover's'd they secret for years and then find out why she decided to go public with the story and what could be her son's final days. balloon boy's parents expected to be in the court in the next hour. we'll go in the courtroom if we can. they could face jail time for the hoax. remember that balloon. plusf you want -- had gone to the emergency room or you have to, with a serious injury, any idea how long to take before you saw a doctor? might surprise you. those stories and more coming up in the next hour of "morning express." rob snn. >> i heard it depends on how hurt the others are with you. >> triage. >> thank you. >> sure. >> the head of an ethics program
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at harvard is defending the decision to let eliot spitzer lecture there. you may remember he resigned after court documents showed she was client 9 far high-priced call girl. huh oh. a harvard professor said that spitzer, quote, the most important living prosecutor on a wide range of corruption. where's bob to comment when you need him? which airlines are the best at not losing your luggage? according to the new department of transportation report, airtranlost the fewest bags followed by hawaiian airlines, frontier, continental and us airways in the top five. researchers say that computer e computerized tags may have helped the rankings. you know, it is always a good time, i think, to give thanks to the troops. for one california woman, it is a full-time job called "operation gratitude." here's her incredible story in this breakthrough women. >> carolyn is a one woman uso on
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a mission to bring smiles to the men and women serving our country. >> operation gratitude is a nonprofit organization that sends care packages to service members who are deployed overseas in come zones. >> she was inspired. >> had no one in his life and i thought to myself, i need to let him and every service member know that people at home care about them. >> so she started sending care packages to the troops out of her home. >> within a few weeks, my house was literally covered from floor to ceiling with items that people donated. >> she recruited volunteers and holds package drives in l.a. and draws celebrities. >> heart's in the right place, you find a whole lot of people would love to help. >> six years, she's shipped close to 500,000 packages. >> absolutely unbelievable what one woman can do. it's infectious. >> she traveled to iraq to hand deliver the 300,000th one. >> it was time for me to give
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back to my country. this is way of doing it. >> wellr you a breakthrough woman or maybe you know one? go to our website, cnn.com/robin. send in your nomination today. send us an ireport and you could be featured on the show and find the link there to operation gratitude that she was talking about if you would like to help.
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the nfl reportedly stop add marketing campaign that was aimed at getting players to sell products during their celebrations after their touchdowns. genius. >> very sneaky but definitely not going to go unnoticed. good morning, robin. yahoo! say that is captain morgan rum wanted the captain's pose. you see that before? during a touchdown celebration, the website says the league learned of it after it happened. the eagles did it scoring on sunday. even appeared to get help from a
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teammate. the leg goes up. that's what happens. selleck denies intentionally striking the pose. come on. yahoo! say it is marketing exec said he agreed to do it and if any player struck the pose giving thousands to a nfl charity. nfl very strict about endorsing things in a game. big no-no. when michael vick and the eagles go to san diego on sunday, he has an viation to see a dog rescued from his rig. this is iggy. he is fine but he is very skittish around strangers. this is how he reacted when cameras showed up. the dog's owner says if vick turned the life around, he should visit the dog. vick declined a similar invitation last month. several records broken, this group trying to be the largest mixed bikini parade. >> mixed meaning coed? >> coed. women and men. seems to be more men than women. this is in australia. >> just a lot of skin there. >> a lot of skin. and, well, our apologies to
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those of you who might be offended by this much skin this early in the morning. 235 of them wearing what the australians call buges on the sidney opera house. they didn't break they didn't break the record. they were 47 shord. >> they were half naked for nothing. >> exactly. so waste of time. but you got on tv. >> i wish you could see what i was seeing during that, which was i looked over at bob and he's squinting the entire time. hi, bob. >> didn't realize they made women's briefs for men. especially that many. what's going on, robin? let me show you what's going on around the region. the new york city metros. newark about a 2 1/2 hour delay. laguardia, same thing, because of the wind. jfk you're falling for that. philadelphia about 80 minute delay. that's over an hour, again because of the wind. d.c. metros, including baltimore, delays over an hour because of the wind and occasional shower. and out across denver, you're looking at about half hour to
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hour-long delay later today. rain and snow. more details coming up in about a half hour. >> all right, thanks. an ohio mom is accused of taking her kids shoplifting. police say that surveillance tape shows the woman and her two children stealing clothes. but when the security guard confronts them, a fight breaks out. police say that two more adults got out of a getaway vehicle to join the melee. the adults were arrested and the 8-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl are now in protective custody. you expect people like president barack obama or the founders of google to be on "forbes" magazine's worlds most powerful list. but i suspected mexican drug lord? the mexican government is outraged that joaquin guzman was picked for the forbes list. guzman is ranked number 41 on it. mexican government officials call it an insult to the country's struggle can drug cartels. when the end of the world is near, who else but john cusack could come to the rescue?
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