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barack obama making his first presidential trip to asia. he says the u.s. needs to improve alliances there. we'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon. technically died. now he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their stunning moment.
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hey, there, thanks for having us over. this is hln "news and vuz." we begin with president obama scheduled to arrive in singapore. visiting japan, he said the u.s. needs to work more with asia to create jobs back home. he said there are tough things to deal with too. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world and where extremists who defile religion can plan attacks on both our continents. there can be no security or our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asian pacific. to meet these kinds of challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> president obama later met with the japanese emperor. in singapore, he's expected to talk with russia's president about replacing the nuclear agreement which is expiring next
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month. increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale among u.s. soldiers there. in contrast, two battlefield survey, morale is up in soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the surveys indicate suicide have jumped across the board. the army is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with more depression. this report comes as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. strong reactions out there about the decision to bring a 9/11-related trial to new york. eric holder said yesterday five suspects with the alleged ties to the attacks will be tried in a civilian court in manhattan. the courthouse just blocks away from ground zero. they include khalid shaikh mohammed and four other guantanamo bay detainees. >> i care about the fact these people are war criminals, they're terrorists. they do not deserve a full p
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panoply of the u.s. law. now they're going to be given a forum to make america seem bad again. criticize and mock america. it's extremely unseemly. >> it may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get some of the justice they've been looking for for a long time. and they show that the civilian court system can succeed in certain case where is the evidence is clear, it's overwhelming, and you don't need to use all of this secret evidence or evidence that's been obtained through the torture program of the bush administration. >> families of 9/11 victims as you can imagine have some powerful feelings about holding this trial in new york. susan candiotti reports, some people say it hits too close to home. >> reporter: eight years of waiting is eight years too long for jim riches. he wants the alleged 9/11 conspirators tried in new york.
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the attack killed his son, a fellow firefighter. >> i want to get this moving, justice delay suicide justice denied. >> reporter: a handful of civilians got a close-up look attica lead sheik mohammed and others in a guantanamo courtroom last january when ksm told the military judge he's the mastermind of 9/11. we don't care about capital punishment or a life sentence, he said. we are doing jihad for the cause of god. >> they called for jihad against america, proud of what they did. the man who murdered my son issing there saying he's proud he killed my sob. >> reporter: but another relative said bringing the tear tore suspects back to the scene of the crime will bring unbearable pain. he lost his son in the attack. >> to bring it back here, my feelings, it's tasteless,
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insensitive. and those scars will be open again. >> reporter: new york is ready, the one who pushed for the 9/11 commission. she wants to get to the trial as often as she can. >> i think new yorkers are capable of handling it. it speaks to who we are not only as new yorkers but as american citizens. if a crime is committed on our soil, you are going to be given a trial, you will be given access to an attorney. you will be innocent until proven get. >> some worry about massive security needs with focus on five accused terrorists a few blocks from ground zero. >> we're certainly prepared for any eventuality. we handle a lot of high-profile cases here. we had the high sheik's trial here. other events, that's what we do. we're in excellent shape to handle it. >> we asked the families, what
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about the worries that the evidence will hold up. they said the justice department has assured them they will. a judge and jury will decide. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a lawmaker caught hiding $90,000 in his freezer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. william jefferson was accused of bribery and racketeering. he took half a million in bribes and tried to get more. that was in exchange to striking deals in africa. it was the toughest ever for bribery charges. he's appealing the conviction. a series of powerful explosions ripped through the russian army munitions depot. the blast killed two firefighters, injured seven military personnel. the massive blast could be seen and heard up to nine miles away. 3,000 people who live nearby were forced to evacuate. the russian defense ministry said the explosions happened
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when workers were disposing of ammuniti ammunition. parts of the east coast are suffering through some tough weather. karen tells us what to expect. we've seen this norida -- or nor'easter that's a combination of weather systems, essentially the remnants of ida that merged with the other area. walloped the western seaboard. already six fatalities associated with this system. still windy along this region with coastal flood warnings in effect. but mild weather across the deep south. we're watching for the weather system in to the interior west. and in some areas, just to the west of denver, expecting one to two feet of snowfall. so watch out for that, especially if you're driving in through that vicinity, could be a little bit rough. how about the temperatures? well, if you're traveling to denver, about 39 degrees.
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atlanta, about 79. still going to be kind of a chilly, dreary day in new york city. and windy weather developing across the interior west especially going to sunday and monday. for hln, i'm karen maginnis. >> fowl problem on the turnpike. >> going to have her reality show and we'll be collecting tolls. >> tammy the turkey. she's causing quite a stir two weeks before thanksgiving.
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some people don't buy fresh
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produce because it's too expensive. in some neighborhoods, it's not even an option. one woman is on a mission to change that in today's "fit nation" report. >> la donna redmond is on a mission in chicago. she led an effort on what she called urban farm sites. why? no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't find fresh produce in the neighborhood. >> you could buy illegal drugs. you could get access to a variety of illegal drugs. if you wanted to buy an organic tomato in this community, if you didn't want to come to our urban farm site, you wouldn't be able to buy one. >> with grocery stores nearby, most people do their shopping at convenience stores like this one, they're fill of chips, sugary drinks and candy. shopping as these convenience stores is part of what's making our kids fat. researchers talked to more than 800 kids outside of convenience stores and found on average they were eating 356 empty calories
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at every stop. so, ladonna is adding store owner to her list of professions. >> in our project, graffiti and grub tries to bring healthy life styles to the hip-hop generation. >> all in the hopes she can change the tide in the ever growing storm of obesity. for today's health minute, i'm dr. sanjay gupta. the so-called balloon boy? his grandmother is standing by her son. she wants it world to know richard heene is a good son and family man. she believes heene when he told her that the incident was not a stunt and he felt somehow pressured to plead guilty yesterday. >> i still firmly believe that this was not a hoax, this was a mistake. regrettably so because it involves so many people. >> heene and his wife told authorities they were afraid that the 6-year-old son floated away aboard the giant helium balloon you just saw.
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that set off a race to track that balloon and find the boy. he was hiding in the attic the whole time. prosecutors are pushing for jail time for the couple. the tough economic times are forcing christmas tree growers to trim their prices this season. one grower in oregon says they're being forced to sell their crop for less than it takes to produce it. the grinch this christmas is sagging consumer demand. rorpd number of unsold trees in the fields. some growers say the crisis is so bad, they're already making plans to cut and burn the surplus trees. i'm larry smith. where is it worth $20,000? in the nfl. chad "ochocinco" was hit with a fine for playfully giving the referee a dollar to change the call. he says he was just having fun. he was going to give $20,000 to match that to charity. he asked president obama to meet
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to set up a fund rule. ochocinco tweets he set up a fund to pay fines each season. wait until you see what he has in pittsburgh this weekend. who knows. terrell owens will engage in a friendly on-line roast, throwing light-hearted jabs at each other to see who gets mad first. two receivers who will do anything for attention, like this. this will be fun. it's a good day for charities supported by the nfl. jay cutler or pony up $20,000 for his conduct towards an official in sunday's blowout loss to arizona. it taps off a bad week for cutler. he threw five interceptions on thursday. madoff belongs will be auctioned off. among the items, that jacket. there's expensive jewelry, rolex watches and hundreds of pairs of
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mens shoes all bought with someone else's money. but the collection is largely underwhelming. that's sports. hi there, i'm robin meade. we salute the troops every weekday. let's do it on the weekend too. it's private first class aaron william oxeford from his mom. she missed his birthday and he's missed at home. >> my salute is going out to private first class aaron oxeford. he'll pick on me for this. i am going to cry. we're proud of you, we want you to be safe. please know that we love you and we can't wait for you to come home. i might not understand why you joined the army fully but i'm very proud of what you're doing. >> rob in, thank you for the message. if you have somebody in this service, go to cnn.com/robin. watch for the salutes every
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morning on "morning express with robin meade." salute the troops brought to you by --
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nasa scientists say they have discovered water on the moon. the find -- the result of last month's experiment when they crashed a satellite near the moon's south pole. a rocket took samples of debris clouds and found evidence that water was there. this will plan for future human missions on the moon. they can help scientists understand how the solar system is formed. the catholic church is throwing itself in the battle over health care reform. it's been a key player behind tightening restrictions on any federal funding for abortion in a health care bill. as briana kieler reports, church is turning up the heat on
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lawmakers. >> reporter: in rhode island, a high-profile feud between the bishop of providence and patrick kennedy. he's called the son of the late health care champion ted kennedy a disappointment for the support of abortion rights. >> if you freely choose to be a catholic. it means you believe certain things, you do certain things. if you cannot do all of that in conscience, then you should perhaps feel free to go somewhere else. >> the clash happening as the catholic church flexes its muscle over debate in health care reform. to get the needed support for democrats, speaker pelosi was forced to allow a vote on tougher abortion restrictions in the bill and at one point found herself negotiating directly with representatives of the catholic church. >> a lot of members have a lot of faith of what the catholic bish bishop's view of this was. they wanted some kind of blessing by the bishops.
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>> reporter: abortion rights democrats bristled at the thought. >> it is disturbing to me that such an extraordinary lobbying effort was launched by church pushing an idea that many americans, probably a majority of americans, really don't agree with. >> reporter: the health care debate moves to the senate where a quarter of the chamber is catholic and where the church will exert the influence says a former policy advisor to president clinton. >> i think it's very, very likely the outcome will be the same in the senate as it was in the house. >> reporter: democratic aides in the senate can see galston may be right. but abortion rights senators won't scuttle the bill over the issue of abortion. in the house, some liberals say they will vote no on the bill if the tougher language is in it. more tough negotiations ahead for speaker pelosi. breanna kieler, cnn, washington.
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>> this will give you a whole new perspective on the phrase, domino effect. watch this. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> those folks set up and knocked down more than 4 million dominos in the netherlands yesterday. that is a new world record. to spice things up, organizers have put pictures from around the world, including new york. try to break the record every year. the new record beat the old one by more than 140,000 dominos. for the record, 300,000 dominoes failed to fall. congratulations. in case you haven't heard. the world is coming to an end in 2012. that's what some people fear, anyway. it's a hollywood doomsday movie that has spooked so many people, nasa is trying to calm some real fears. just a few minutes ago, we told you about the new dominoes record set in the netherlands. we thought we'd let you watch a little more.
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barack obama making the first presidential trip to asia. the u.s. needs to improve the alliances there. he'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon. and technically died. now he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive them after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> folks set an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their shining moment. hey, there. thanks for having us over.
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this is "hln news and views." we begin with president obama who's expected to arrive in singapore shortly. visiting japan, he said the u.s. needs to work more with asia, because that can create jobs back home. but he also said there are tough things to deal with too. >> this is a place where the risks of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world, and where extremists who defile a great religion plan attacks on both of our continents. and there can be no solution to our energy security and our climate challenge without the rising challenge and developing nations of the asian pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> president obama met with the japanese emperor. in singapore, he's expected to talk to russia's president about replacing the nuclear agreement which is expiring next month. increased fighting in
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afghanistan is hurting morale among u.s. soldiers there. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the surveys indicate suicide have jumped across the board. the army says it is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with the depression. president obama plans to send more troops to afghanistan. police arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. derek mohler was found in florida where he lives. his brother and and others were arrested tuesday. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators the suspects sexually abused them when they were children. some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring the 9/11-related trial to new york.
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attorney general eric holder said five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be tried in a civilian court in manhattan. the courthouse just blocks away from ground zero. the suspects include khalid shaikh mohammed and four other guantanamo bay detainees. >> i care about the fact that these people are war criminals, they're terrorists, they do not deserve the full panoply of u.s. protection of law. and most important of all, they did terrible, horrible crimes against the human race and they're given a forum to make america seem bad again and to criticize and mock america. it's just extremely unseemly. >> this may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get some of the justice they've been looking for for a long time. and they show that the civilian court system can succeed in certain cases where the evidence is clear, is overwhelming, and where you don't need to use all of the secret evidence or evidence that's been obtained through the torture program of the bush administration.
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>> families of 9/11 victims, as you can imagine, have some powerful feelings about holding this trial in new york. susan candiotti reports, some people say it hits too close to home. >> eight years of waiting is eight years too long for retired firefighter jim riches. he wants the alleged 9/11 conspirators tried in new york. the attack killed his son, a fellow firefighter. >> i just want to get this moving, justice delayed is justice denied. >> riches is one of a handful of civilians that got a close-up look at suspected terrorist, khalid shaikh mohammed and others in a guantanamo courtroom last january. that's when ksm told a military judge he was the mastermind of 9/11. we don't care about capital punishment or a life sentence, he said, we're doing jihad for the cause of god. >> they called for jihad against america. they were proud of what they did. i'm sitting here, the man who
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murdered my son issing there saying he's proud he killed my son. >> reporter: another relative who met us at the world trade center site said bringing the suspects back to the scene of the crime will bring unbearable pain. he lost his son in the attack. >> you bring it back here, me, my feelings, it's insensitive. those scars which have never been healed are just going to be opened again. so i'm not comfortable one iota with this call. >> reporter: christian breitwiser who helped push for the 9/11 commission said new york is ready. she plans to visit the trial as often as she can. >> the new yorkers are more than capable of handling it. it speaks to the heart of who we are, not only as new yorkers but as american citizens. you know, if a crime is committed on our soil, you're going to be given a trial. you will be given access to an toes attorney.
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you will be innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: some worry about massive security needs with focus on five terrorists a few blocks from ground zero. >> we're prepared for any eventuality. we handle a lot of high-profile trials here, we had the high sheik's trial. we're in excellent shape to handle it. >> we asked the families, what about worries that the evidence will hold up? the justice department has assured them it will. a judge and jury will decide. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a lawmaker who was caught hiding $90,000 in his freezer was sentenced to 13 years in prison. william jefferson was convicted of bribery and racketeering. the prosecutors said he took half a million in bribes and tried to get millions more. that was in exchange for his influence to strike business deals in africa. jefferson's sentence is the
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toughest ever given to a u.s. congressman for bribery charges. he's appealing the conviction. a series of powerful explosions ripped through this russian army munitions depot set up a fire that burned for hours yesterday. officials say the blast killed two firefighters, injured seven military personnel. the blast could be seen and heard up to nine miles away. 3,000 people who live nearby were forced to evacuate. the russian defense ministry said the explosions happened when workers were disposing of ammunition. the so-called balloon boy? well, his grandmother is standing by her son. she wants the world to know richard heene is a good son and family man. she said she believes heene when he told her the incident was not a stunt and she thinks he felt somehow pressured to plead guilty yesterday. >> i still firmly believe that this was not a hoax and that this was a mistake and regr regrettably so, because it involved so many people.
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>> you may recall heene and his wife told authorities they were afraid their 6-year-old son floated away aboard that giant helium balloon you just saw, that set off a race to track that balloon and find the boy. he was hiding in the attic a whole time. prosecutors are pushing for jail time for the couple. parts of the east coast have been suffering through some tough weather. meteorologist karen m araginnis here to tell us what to expect. >> we've seen this "nor-ida --" or nor'easter with a nor'easter that merged with ida. in its wake, walloped the eastern seaboard. already six fatalities associated with this system. still windy along this region with some coastal flood warnings in effect. but very mild weather in the deep south. we're watching for a weather system in for the interior west
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that has some areas just to the west of denver expecting one to two feet of snowfall. so watch out for that, especially if you're driving in through that vicinity. could be a little bit rough. how about temperatures -- well, if you're traveling to denver, about 39 degrees. atlanta, about 79. still going to be a chilly, dreary day in new york city. and kind of windy weather developing across the interior west, especially going to sunday and monday. for hln, i'm karen m araginnis. there's a fowl problem on the new jersey turnpike. >> tina is going to have her own reality show and we'll be collecting tolls. >> tammy the turkey. she's causing a stir two weeks before thanksgiving.
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somebody might want to tell a jay-walking turkey that thanksgiving is around the
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corner. that bird has cause add problem for drivers on the new jersey turnpike. they're trying hard to avoid running her over. one toll booth operator named the turkey, tammy. she's an unofficial highway mascot and has visitors stopping to take pictures. >> how long has she been here? >> the turkey? like a year. almost, yeah, walking around all over. >> come through this toll booth. every day, five days a week. i see the turkey two, three times a week. >> seriously, though, tammy has become such a driver distraction there are plans to relocate her before someone gets hurt. i'm larry smith. oh, it's good to be the king. tiger woods hasn't play in australia since the president's cup in 1988. how did they get him to come back? pay him a $3 million appearance fee. yep. that will get it done. paid off -- the crowds have been immense and tiger was looking immense himself. shots like this -- he fell apart. he squandered a six-shot lead in
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three holes. slams the driver to the ground. goes back to the ground. go back and get it. tiger in a three-way tie for first place. appreciate that. among the contenders is -- cincinnati -- look at this guy -- the senior tony pike, the first action in a month since he injured his non-throwing arm. he played four plays. among those, two touchdown passes to help the bearcats remain undefeated 10-0 as they hold off west virginia. >> lebron james may not change teams next season, but he will change numbers. the cleveland cavaliers star says he will personally retire number 23 in honor of hall of famer michael jordan. the reigning most valuable player wants it nba to retire 23 in honor of jordan. >> who was somebody playing with the light switch in l.a.? not once, but twice, the lights went out. both for 18 minutes, the blackouts lasted. once in each half. when they got it corrected, it was a power grid in southern california.
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did get the win and advancing to the mls finals. david beckham gets a chance to win the title in what could be a title game as a member of the l.a. galaxy. that's sports. did you know hln money expert clark howard serve in the guard? this weekend, he'll serve our troops. robin meade and clark teamed up to help soldiers and you save more and keep you from getting ripped off. >> you want to talk about investing in a certain plan. let's ask about that. >> since becoming parents in the last year, my wife and i, we have the forecast for higher education. in the next 18 years, forecasting $300,000. i invested in my state's 529 plan. i was wondering what your thoughts are on 529 plans. >> what is a 529? >> it's a college savings plan. you can put money in to it.
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and all of the money grows tax-free as long as the money is used for college. all the earnings are tax free. so, it is the absolute best vehicle to save for college. you're doing the right thing. what state are you in? >> virginia. made a conscious decision for being a virginia resident almost exclusively for the educational benefits. >> virginia is one of the states that have multiple 529 plans. and there are good 529 plans in virginia and bad ones. so i have a guide on my website which is clarkhoward.com, where you can do the hyperlink and make sure that the virginia plan you're in is the good one, not one of the bad ones. >> want more information? don't miss operation clark smart today at noon eastern because clark will help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. call this a competitive
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edge, or maybe just too much time on someone's hands. take a look. some folks set a new record for toppling dominos. you'll be surprised how many dom knees are at work here.
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nasa scientists say they have discovered water on the moon. the find the result of last month's experiment when they crashed the satellite near the moon's south pole, remember that. a rocket took a sample from debris clouds and found evidence that water was there. this will plan for future human missions on the moon. it can help scientists understand how the solar system was formed. this story is amazing. a runner who collapsed after a marathon in arkansas didn't have a pulse for 40 minutes. he just finished the race when he suffered a heart attack. but doctors were able to revive him through a new procedure called therapeutic hypothermia. they lowered his body temperature and protected his brain cell else. >> i didn't think he would wake up, and if he did, he would be limited. but at 45 minutes, it's just an
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extremely long time. >> if this event had happened like during the race at mile nine or mile -- mile 20 or so where there was no medical care, i would have died. because they couldn't have gotten to me soon enough. >> the 67-year-old runner should be released from the hospital today with a new lease on life. so this might give you a whole new perspective on the phrase, domino effect. watch this. >> five, four, three, two, one. those folks set up and knocked down more than 4 million dominos in the netherlands yesterday. that is a new world record. to spice things up, organizers have pictures of different places from around the world, including new york. they try to break the record every year. the new record beat the old one by more than 140,000 dominoes. for the record, 300,000 dominoes failed to fall. congratulations.
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the roar of a 900-horsepower engine may not seem to be the most eco-friendly sound. race fans are finding out speed can be environmentally conscience. we have that ecosolutions report. for a sport centered around cars that get about 5 miles per gallon, nascar is an unlikely incubator for eco-friendly practices. at races, all used tires are shredded. each year, 180,000 gallons of oil and automotive fluids are recycled. >> the oil in a stock car could be used for what? >> could be used in fleets, cars, recycled oil. >> reporter: nascar races are like small cities. thousands of fans, thousands of cars, tons of crash. only 1/3 of nascar's racetracks
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recycle. though officials say all of them will within the next few years. the sport is hanging much of the success of the greening efforts on changing the everyday behavior of its fans and that's where the drivers come in. >> enjoying the outdoors and i want to make sure that it's, you know, still there for my kids and grand kids. >> reporter: brian vickers, driver of the 83 car is one of the sport's young talents. his personal car is a hib ripd. since nascar fans are infamous to the loyalty to the brands that sponsor their drivers, vickers thinks he and others might be able to sell them on ecoconsciousness as well. >> there's a connection with this sports and its fans more than any other. that presents an opportunity for this industry to make a bigger impact. >> reporter: the potential is there. jeff gordon will tell you the sport needs to do more to sell fans on a greener life style. >> there's more that we can be doing. the fans will appreciate that. >> reporter: briaeanna kieler,
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cnn, richmond, virginia. >> for more environmental news with horsepower, drive on over to our website, cnn.com/ecosolutions.
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barack obama making the first presidential trip to asia. he says america needs to improve alliances there. how he thinks that will affect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon. and technically died. now, he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one. >> set an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their shining moment. hey, there.
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thanks for having us over. this is hln "news and views," this is virginia cha. we begin with president obama expected to arrive in singapore shortly. visiting japan, he said the u.s. needs to work more with asia because that can create jobs back home. but he also said there are tough things to deal with too. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world, and where extremists who defile a great religion plan attacks on both of our continents. there can be no solution to our energy security and our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asia pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> president obama later met with the japanese emperor. now, in singapore, he's expected to talk to russia's president about replacing the stark 2 nuclear agreement which is expiring next month.
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increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale among u.s. soldier there is. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the survey is indicating suicide have jumped across the board. the army is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with depression. this comes as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family accused of sexually abusing kids for years. he was found in his house in florida where he now lives. his brother and four nephews were arrested tuesday. they were charged with rape and child sex abuse. but more charges can come next week. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators that the suspects sexually abused them when they were children. some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring the 9/11-related trial to new york. attorney general eric holder
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said yesterday, five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be try in a civilian court in manhattan. the courthouse just blocks away from ground zero. the suspects include confessed 9/11 mastermind, khalid shaikh mohammed and four other detainees. >> i care about the fact they're war criminals, terrorists, they do not deserve the full panoply of u.s. protection of law. and most important of all, they did terrible, horrible crimes against the human race and now they're going to be given a forum to make america seem bad again and to criticize and mock america. it's just extremely unseemly. >> this may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get some of the justice they've been looking for for a long time and may show that the civilian court system can succeed in certain cases where the evidence is clear, is overwhelming, and where you don't need to use all of this secret evidence or evidence that's been obtained
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through the torture program of the bush administration. families of 9/11 victims, as you can imagine, have some powerful feelings about holding this trial in new york. susan candiotti reports, some people say it hits too close to home. >> do it as long as they can. >> eight years of waiting is eight years too long for retired firefighter jim riches. he wants the alleged 9/11 conspirators tried in new york. the attack killed his son, a fellow firefighter. >> i just want to get this moving, justice delayed is justice denied. >> reporter: riches is one of a handful of civilians that got a close-up look at suspected terrorist khalid shaikh mohammed and others at a guantanamo courtroom last january. that's when ksm told a military judge he was the mastermind of 9/11. we don't care about capital punishment or life in prison. we care about jihad. >> they called jihad against america.
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they're proud of what he did. the man who murdered my son is proud of he killed his son. >> reporter: another relative of one of the victims said bringing the suspects back to the scene of the crime will bring unbearable pain. he lost his son in the attacks. >> to me, my feelings, tasteless, insensitive. and those scars which have never been healed are just going to be open again. so i'm not comfortable one iota with this poll. >> christian breitweiser said new york is ready. she plans to attend the trial as often as she can. >> new yorkers are capable of handling it. and it speaks to the heart of who we are, not only as new yorkers, but as american citizens. if a crime is committed on our soil, you are going to be given a trial. you will be given access to an attorney. you will be innocent until proven guilty. >> reporter: some worry about
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massive security needs with worldwide focus on five accused terrorists afew blocks from ground zero. >> we are certainly prepared for any eventuality. we handle a lot of high-profile events here. we have the blind sheik's trial here. other high profile trials and events. that's what we do. we're in excellent shape to handle it. >> we asked the families, what about the worries that the evidence will hold up? they say the justice department has assured them it will. a judge and jury will decide. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a lawmaker caught hiding $90,000 in his freezer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. louisiana congressman william jefferson was convicted of bribery and racketeering. prosecutors said he took about half a million dollars in bribes and tried to get millions more. that was in exchange to strike business deals in africa. jefferson's sentence is the
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toughest ever given the congressman for bribery charges. wille's appealing the conviction. a series of powerful explosions ripped through the russian army knew in additions depot that set up a fire that burned for hours. a blast killed two firefighters, injured seven military personnel. the massive blast could be seen and heard up to nine miles away. 3,000 people who live nearby were forced to evacuate. the russian defense ministry says the explosions happened when workers were disposing of ammunition. the so-called balloon boy -- well, his grandmother is standing by her son. she wants the world to know richard heene is a good son and family man. she says she believes heene when he told her the incident is not a stunt and she felt somehow pressured to plead guilty yesterday. >> i still firmly believe that this was not a hoax and that this was a mistake and regrettably so because it involved so many people.
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>> you may recall, heene and his wife told authorities that they were afraid their 6-year-old son floated away aboard that giant helium balloon you just saw that set off a race to track that balloon and find the boy. while he was actually hiding in the attic the whole time. prosecutors are pushing for jail time for the couple. parts of the east coast have been suffering through some tough weather. meteorologist karen m araginnis joining us to let us know what to expect. hey there, carob. >> hey, virginia. we've seen a "nor-ida" or nor'easter. essentially the remnants of ida merged with another area that swept through the eastern seaboard and in its wake, walloped the eastern seaboard. six fatalities with this system. still windy along the region with coastal flood warnings in effect. mild weather across the deep south. we're watching for the weather system in to the interior west
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that has some areas just to the west of denver expecting one to two feet of snowfall. so watch out for that. especially if you're driving through that vicinity. could be a little rough. how about the temperatures? well, if you're traveling to denver, about 39 degrees, atlanta, 79. still going to be kind of a chilly, dreary day in new york city. kind of windy weather developing across the interior west going in to sunday and monday. for hln, i'm karen maginnis. a fowl problem on the new jersey turnpike. >> tammy is going to have her own reality show. we'll be out here collecting tolls. >> tammy the turkey. that's her name. this bold bird is causing a stir two weeks before thanksgiving.
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somebody might want to tell a jaywalking turkey that thanksgiving is around the corner.
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that bird has been causing a problem for drivers on the new jersey turnpike. they're trying hard to avoid running her over. one toll booth operator named the turkey tammy. she's an unofficial highway mascot. she has visitors stopping to take pictures. >> so how long has she been here? >> the turkey? a year almost. walking around all over. >> come through this toll booth every day, five days a week. i see the turkey two or three times a week. >> seriously, though. tammy has become such a driver distraction, there are plans to relocate her before someone gets hurt. these tough economic times are forcing christmas tree growers to trim their prices this season. one grower in oregon says they're being forced to sell their crop for less than it takes to produce it. the grinch this christmas is sagging consumer demand. that means a record number of unsold trees in the field. some growers say the crisis is so bad, that i ear already making plans to cut and burn the surplus trees.
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i'm larry smith. where is a dollar worth $20,000? in the nfl. bengals' receiver chad ochocinco was hit with a fine for playfully attempting to give a referee a dollar bill to change a call in last week's game. he said he was having fun. ochocinco is seeking help from the most powerful man on the planet. on his twitter page, he asked president obama if they could meet to set up a fun rule. he sets up a fund to pay league fines prior to each season. wait until you see what he has in store for pittsburgh this weekend. still more from c.o., he and bills receiver terrell owens in a friendly on-line roast throwing light hearted jabs at each other who gets mad first, to see who will do anything for attention. like this. this could be fun. it's a good day for charities supported by the nfl.
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jay cutler will pony up $20,000 for his conduct towards an official in sunday's blowout loss to arizona cutler threw five interceptions in the loss to san francisco on wednesday. the belongings of bernie madoff will be auctioned off. among the items, that, a personal personalalized mets jacket. hundreds of pairs of mens shoes all bought with somebody else's money. but the collection is largely underwhelming. that's sports. boston is a well-known city, right? in addition to the history, it's the setting for several tv shows. but there are still some hidden gems in beantown in this week's my city, my secret. hi, i'm barry marshall. i was born and raised here in boston. and i'm going to tell you about some of my favorite places. this is c.o.'s cozy corner here in the north end.
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a great place for breakfast and lunch. i like the brazilian food at night. the mukaka, the brazilian fish stew. i think the bridal book shop is fabulous. it has a lot of good bargain cheap deals but all the way up the scales for valuable rare first editions and old books. i looked up and a 1929 boston phone book my grandmother's phone number and i found it. this is loony tunes. a lot of great music i learned how to play i learned off of records i bought here. they have rare vinyl. this is a classic album from 1967, the rolling stones satanic magazine requested with a 3-d cover. it does a 3-d thing. you know some of my favorite places, see some of yours, go to
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ireport.com/mycitymysecret.
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nasa scientists say they have discovered water on the moon. the find -- the result of last month's experiment when they crashed a rocket to the moon. they found evidence that water was there. experts say this will help plan for future human missions on the moon. it will help scientists understand how the solar system is formed. investigators are trying to fo figure out who shot and killed five people in a home. they were shot and killed before the trailer home burned. another person was found in a separate house. investigators don't have -- this story is amazing.
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a runner who collapsed after a marathon in arkansas didn't have a pulse for 40 minutes. he just finished the race when he suffered a heart attack. but doctors were able to revive him through a new procedure called therapeutic hypothermia. they lowered his body temperature and protected his brain cells. >> i didn't think he would wake up. if he did, he would be limited. it's a long time. >> if this event had happened like during the race at mile nine or mile 20 or so with no medical care, i would have died because they couldn't have gotten to me soon enough. >> the 67-year-old runner should be released from the hospital today with a new lease on life. so this might give you a whole new perspective on the phrase, domino effect. watch this. >> five, four, three, two, one! >> those folks set up and
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knocked down more than 4 million dominos in the netherlands yesterday. that's a new world record. and to spice things up, the organizers had pictures of different places from around the world including new york. they try to break the record every year. the new record beat the old one by 140,000 dominoes and for the record, 300,000 dominoes failed to fall. congratulations. novelist stephen king stopped by hln to talk to our own robin meade. turns out he's a big fan of hers and he offered her a sneak peek at his new book, "under the dome," here's an sample. >> "under the dome" set in maine, tiny town, chester mill. the dome comes down, boom, people are locked inside. this becomes a problem how so on so many different levels. >> it becomes a problem, nobody can get in, nobody can get out. the food supplies that are there are the food supplies. no electricity because when the
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dome comes down, it cuts all of the lines. the government cuts it phones. they do have some internet. and they have some tv. one of the things that i had fun with is they're a lot of news people in this. because an event like that would pull everybody off all their beats so i had a chance to put in all my cnn people. >> you can see more of robin's interview with stephen king monday morning including the question of whether or not the novelist is thinking about retiring? don't miss "morning express with robin meade" from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. in case you haven't heard -- the world is coming to an end in 2012, at least that's what some people fear anyway. it's a hollywood doomsday movie that's spooked so many people, nasa is now trying to calm some real fears.
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barack obama making the first presidential trip to asia. the u.s. needs to improve the alliances there. he'll hear how he thinks that will affect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon. and technically died. well, now he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. >> five, four, three, two, one! >> those folks there set an emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their shining moment. hey, there. thanks for having us over.
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this is hln news and views. i'm virginia cha. president obama is in singapore, the second stop of his asia tour. he will meet with leaders of apec. now, before leaving japan, mr. obama said the u.s. needs to work more with asia because that can create jobs back home. he said there's other things to deal with. >> this is a place where the risk of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world. and where extremists who defile a great religion plan attacks on both of our continents. there can be no solution to our energy security and our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asia papacific. to meet these challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> while he's in singapore, mr. obama is expected to talk to the
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president about replacing the stark-2 nuclear agreement with expires next month. >> increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale in u.s. soldiers there. in contrast, two battle surveys found morale is up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the surveys indicate suicide have jumped across the board. the army is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with depression. this report comes as president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family suspected of sexually abusing kids for years. police say he was found in his house in florida where he now lives. his brother and four nephews were arrested tuesday. they were charged with rape and child sex abuse. but more charges could come next week. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators the suspects sexually abused them when they were children. some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring a 9/11-related trial to
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new york. attorney general eric holder said yesterday five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be try in a civilian court in manhattan, the courthouse just blocks away from ground zero. it includes mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed and four other guantanamo bay detainees. >> war criminals, terrorists, they do not deserve the full panoply of u.s. protection of law. most important of all, they did terrible, horrible crimes against the human race and now they're going to be given a forum to make america seem bad again and to criticize and mock america. it just is extremely unseemly. >> this may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get some of the justice they've been looking for for a long time and may show that the civilian court system can succeed in certain case where is the evidence is clear, it's overwhelming, and you don't need to use all of this secret
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evidence or evidence that's been obtained through the torture program of the bush administration. families of 9/11 victims as you can imagine have powerful feelings of holding the trial in new york. susan candiotti in new york says some people say it hits too close to home. >> reporter: eight years of waiting is eight years too long for retired firefighter jim riches. he wants it alleged 9/11 conspirators tried in new york. the attack killed his son, a fellow firefighter. >> i want to get this moving. justice delayed is justice denied. >> he's a handful who got a close-up look attica lead sheik mohammed and others in a guantanamo courtroom last january. that's when ksm told a judge, he was the mastermind of 9/11. we don't care about the life sentence or capital punishment.
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we call for jihad against god. >> they called for jihad. the man who murdered my son is saying he's proud he killed my son. >> another relative said bringing the terror suspects back to the scene of the crime will bring unbearable pain. he lost his son in the attack. >> bringing it back here, me, my feeling, it's tasteless, insensitive. the scars that have never been heals are going to be open again. i'm not comfortable one iota with this call. >> christian breitweiser who pushed for the independent commission says new york is ready. she plans to attend the trial as often as she can. >> new yorkers are certainly more than capable of handling it. again, it speaks to the heart of who we are, not only as new yorkers, but as american citizens. you know, if a crime is committed on our soil, you are going to be given a trial. you will be given access to an attorney. you will be innocent until
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proven guilty. >> some worry about massive security needs with worldwide focus on five accused terrorists a few blocks from ground zero. >> we are certainly prepared for any event wallty. we handle a lot of high-profile events here. we have the blind sheik's trial here. other high profile trials and events. that's what we do. i think we're in excellent shape to handle it. >> we also asked the families, what about worries that the evidence will hold up. they say the justice department has assured them it will. the judge and jury will decide. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a lawmaker who was caught hiding $90,000 in his freezer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. louisiana congressman william jefferson was earlier convicted of bribery and racketeering. prosecutors said he took about half a million dollars in bribes and tried to get millions more. that was in exchange for his influence to strike business deals in africa.
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jefferson's sentence is the toughest ever given to a u.s. congressman for bribery charges. he is appealing the conviction. the so-called balloon boy -- well, his grandmother is standing by her son. she wants the world to know richard heene is a good son and family man. she says richard heene when he told her the incident is not a stunt and she thinks she felt somehow pressured to plead guilty yesterday. >> i still firmly believe that this was not a hoax. and that this was a mistake and regrettably so because it involves so many people. >> you may recall heene and his wife told authorities they were afraid their 6-year-old son floated away the giant helium balloon you just saw that set off a race to find that boy while he was hiding in the attic the whole time. prosecutors are pushing for jail time for the couple. >> oh the remnants of tropical
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storm ida are moving out to sea and leaving behind a real mess. the storm pummeled the coastline between the carolinas and new jersey for three days. it caused flooding, damaged buildings, and eroded beaches. there's a flooding in the northeast today. the storm is blame in the deaths of at least six people. there's a fowl problem on the new jersey turnpike. >> tammy is going to have her own reality show and we're going to be out here collecting tolls. >> tammy the turkey. that's her name. this bold bird is causing a stir two weeks before thanksgiving.
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somebody might want to tell a jaywalking turkey that thanksgivinging is just around the corner.
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because this bird has made a busy road her new home. as we report, it's become a fowl problem for drivers. meet tammy, a wild turkey who makes her home in new jersey. but on exit 14-b on the turnpike? >> she gets up in the morning when the sun comes up. she comes across the lanes. >> she works for the turnpike authority. she's never seen a jaywalker like this in her 30 years. >> feisty but a good bird. >> the rare birds down in the cars and has seen eating her favorite snacks, cracker jack. >> the turkey? a year. walking around all over. >> reporter: tammy is fearless. she we'ves in and out of traffic on one of the busiest stretches of highways in the state, but she's doing it two weeks before thanksgiving. she obeys most of the rules and doesn't impact the toll collectors, some people are crying foul.
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>> come through the toll booth every day, five days a week. i see the turkey two or three times a week. >> reporter: now regular visitors stop and go bird watching. some take picture. that's become a real nuisance for drivers. >> tammy going to have her own reality show and we're going to be collecting tolls. >> reporter: fearing some could get hurt, there are plans to relocate tammy. but when they do, watch out. how much do they owe you in tolls? >> for her? nothing. the turnpike can write it off. >> reporter: our thanks for that report. the turnpike authorities hoping to have tammy taken to a new home in a wild life preserve. and tammy will be relieved to know there's no hunting allowed there. i'm larry smith, good to be the king. tiger woods hasn't played in australia since the comeback in 1998. how do they get him to come back? pay him a $3 million appearance
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fee. yep, that will get it done. it's paid off. the crowds have been immense since tiger was looking immense himself until, well, shots like this. he fell apart. he squandered a three-shot lead in six hole else. watch this? oops, slams the driver to the crowd. goes back to the crowd. go back and get it. tiger in a three-way tie right now. cincinnati -- look at this guy, tony pike, the first action in a month since he injured his nonthrowing arm. he played four plays. among those, two touchdown passes to help the bearcats from being undefeated, 10 and 0 as they hold off west virginia. lebron james may not change teams but he will change numbers. the cleveland cavalier stars says he will retire 23 in honor of michael jordan. the reigning most valuable player wants the nba to retire 23 leaguewide in honor of
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jordan. >> was somebody playing with the light switch in l.a.? not once but twice the lights went out. both for 18 minutes, once in each half. when they got it corrected -- it was something with a power grid in southern california. the galaxy did get the win and are advancing to the mls finals. so david beckham gets a chance to win a title in what could be the final game as a member of the l.a. galaxy. that's sports. call this a competitive edge or maybe just too much time on someone's hands. take a look. some folks set a new record for toppling dominos. you'll be surprised to hear exactly how many dominoes are at work here.
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a. >> nasa scientists say they have discovered water on the moon. the find the result of when they crashed a rocket on the surface of the moon. they analyzed the debris clouds and found water was there. can help scientists understand how the solar system was formed. investigators are trying to
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figure out who shot and killed five people found inside a burning home. police say four people were killed before the trailer home burned. another victim was found in a separate house. a sheriff's department spokesperson says investigators don't have any leads or suspects. this story is just amazing. a runner who collapsed after a marathon in arkansas didn't have a pulse for 40 minutes. he just finished the race when he suffered a heart attack. but doctors were able to revive him through a new procedure called therapeutic hypothermia. they lowered his body temperature and protected his brain cells. >> i didn't think that he would wake up. if he did, he'd be limited. but at 34 -- at 45 minutes, that's an extremely long time. >> if this event had happened at like during the race at mile nine or mile 20 or so where there was no medical care, i would have died. because they couldn't have gotten to me soon enough. >> the 67-year-old runner
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shouldn't be released from the hospital today with the new lease on life. the catholic church is throwing itself in the battle over health care reform. a key player behind tightening restrictions on any federal funding on abortion on a health care bill. breanna kieler reports the church is turning up the heat on lawmakers. in rhode island, a high-profile feud between the bishop of providence, thomas tobin and patrick kennedy. the son of the late health care champion ted kennedy a disappointment for the support of abortion rights. >> if you freely choose to be a catholic, it means that you believe certain things, you do certain things. if you cannot do all of that in good conscience, then you should perhaps feel free to go somewhere else. >> the clash happening is the catholic church flexes its muscle in the debate over health care reform. to get the needed support from conservative democrats, speaker
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pelosi was forced to allow a vote on tougher abortion restrictions in the bill. and at one point found herself negotiating directly with representatives of the catholic church. >> a lot of members had a lot of faith and in what the catholic bishops' view of this was. they wanted some kind of blessing by the bishops. a. >> abortion rights democrats bristled at the thought. >> this is disturbing to me that such an extraordinary lobbying effort was launched by church, pushing an idea that many americans, probably the majority of americans don't agree with. >> the health care debate moves now to the senate where a quarter of the chamber is catholic and where the church will again exert its influence says bill galston, a former policy advisor to president clinton. >> i think it's likely that the outcome will be the same in the senate as it was in the house.
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>> democratic aids in the senate can see galston being right. but they think abortion rights senators won't xut it will health care bill over the issue of abortion. in the house, some liberals say they will vote tough negotiations ahead for speaker pelosi. brianna keilar, cnn washington. so this might give you a whole new perspective on the phrase domino effect. watch this. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> those folks set up and knocked down more than 4 million dominos in the netherlands yesterday. that is a new world record. and to spice things up, organizers incorporated pictures of different places from around the world, including new york. they try to break the record every year, the new one broke the old one by more than 140,000 dominos. and for the record, about 300,000 dominos failed to fall. congratulations. novelist stephen king
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stopped by to talk to our own robin meade. turns out he's a big fan of hers and offered her a sneak peek at his new book "under the dome." here's a sample. >> "under the dome" it's called. it's set in maine, a tiny town, and this bubble comes down and boom, people are locked inside. it becomes a problem how so on so many different levels? >> well, it becomes a problem because nobody can get in, nobody can get out, and so the food supplies that are there are the food supplies. there's no electricity because when the dome comes down, it cuts all the lines. the government cuts the phones. they do have some internet. and they have some tv. one of the things i had fun with is a lot of news people in this. an event like that would pull everybody off all the beats. so i had a chance to put in all of my cnn people. >> you can see more of robin's interview with stephen king monday morning, including robin' question about whether or not the novelist is thinking about
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retiring. don't miss morning express with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. in case you haven't heard, the world is coming to an end in 2012. at least that's what some people fear, anyway. it's a hollywood doomsday movie that has spooked so many people, nasa is now trying to calm some realears. @@@@@@@@@@@@
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barack obama making his first presidential trip to asia. he says the u.s. needs to improve its alliances there. you'll hear how he thinks that will effect you. >> it happened five steps after i finished the race. >> he had a heart attack after a marathon and technically died. well, now he's alive to talk about it. hear what doctors did to revive him after 40 minutes. five, four, three, two, one -- >> those folks there set emotional record-setting domino effect. wait until you hear how many tiles they set up for their shining moment. hey, there, thanks for having us over. this is hln news and views, i'm
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virginia cha. president obama is now in singapore, the second stop of his asia tour. he will meet with leaders of apec. now, before leaving japan, mr. obama said the u.s. needs to work more with asia because partly that can create jobs back home. he also said there are other tough things to deal with. >> this is a police station where the risks of a nuclear arms race threatens the security of the wider world and where extremists who defile a great religion plan attacks on both of our continents. and there can be no solution to our energy security and our climate challenge without the rising powers and developing nations of the asia pacific. to meet these common challenges, the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> also while he's in singapore, mr. obama is expected to talk with russia's president about replacing the start to nuclear agreement which expires next month.
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increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale. two battlefield surveys found morale is actually up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the surveys also indicate suicides have jumped across the board. the army says it is working to get more mental health workers to help soldiers cope with combat. police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family suspected of sexually abusing kids for years. police say darrel moehler, his brother and four nephews were arrested tuesday. they were charged with rape and child sex abuse, but a sheriff says more charges could come next week. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators that the suspects allegedly abused them when they were children. some strong reactions out there about the decision to bring a 9/11-related trial to new york.
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attorney general eric holder said yesterday, five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be tried in a civilian court in manhattan. the courthouse just blocks away from ground zero. khalid shaikh mohammed and four other guantanimo bay detainees. >> i care about the fact that these people are war criminals, they're terrorists, do not deserve the full pan plea of u.s. protection of law. and most important of all, they did terrible, horrible crimes against the human race and now they're going to give a forum to make america seem bad again and to criticize and mock america. it's just extremely unseemly. >> this may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get some of the justice they've been looking for for a long time. and may show that the civilian court system can succeed in certain cases where the evidence is clear, is overwhelming, and where you don't need to use all
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of this secret evidence or evidence obtained through the torture program of the bush administration. families of 9/11 victims as you can imagine have some powerful feelings about holding this trial in new york. susan candiotti reports, some people say it hits too close to home. >> reporter: eight years of waiting is eight years too long for retired firefighter jim riches. he wants the alleged 9/11 conspirator tried in new york. the attack killed his son, a fellow firefighter. >> i just want to get this moving just as -- >> reporter: riches is one of a handful of civilians who got a close-up look of khalid shaikh mohammed and others in that guantanimo courtroom last january. that's when ksm told a military judge he was the master mind of 9/11. we are doing jihad for the cause of god he said. >> they called for jihad against america. they were proud of what they
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did. and here i am sitting there, the man who murdered my son is saying he's proud to have killed my son. >> another man says bringing the terror suspects back to the scene of the crime will bring unbearable pain. he lost his son in the attack. >> to bring it back here for me, my feelings, it's tasteless, it's insensitive, and those scars which have never been healed are going to be opened again. so i am not comfortable one iota. >> reporter: she says new york is ready, she plans to attend the trial as often as she can. >> i think new yorkers are certainly more than capable of handling it. and i think, again, it speaks to the very heart of who we are, not only as new yorkers, but as american citizens. if a crime is committed on our soil, you are going to be given a trial. you will be given access to an attorney. you will be innocent until
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proven guilty. >> reporter: some worry about massive security needs. with worldwide focus on five accused terrorists, a few blocks from ground zero. >> we are certainly prepared for any eventuality. we handle a lot of high-profile events here. other high profile trials and events, that's what we do. i think we're in excellent shape to handle it. >> we also asked the families what about worries the evidence will hold up? they say the justice department has assured them it will. a judge and jury will decide. susan candiotti, cnn, new york. a lawmaker who was caught hiding $90,000 in his freezer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. louisiana congressman william jefferson was earlier convicted of bribery and racketeering. prosecutors said he took about $500,000 in bribes and tried to get millions more. that was in exchange to business
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deals in africa. jefferson's sentence is the toughest ever given to a u.s. congressman for bribery charges. he's appealing the conviction. a series of powerful explosions ripped through this russian army ammunition depot. official says the blast killed two firefighters, injured seven military personnel. the massive blast could be seen and heard up tokhfñnine miles a. 3,000 people who live nearby were forced to evacuate. the russian defense ministry said the explosions happened when workers were disposing of ammunition. the so-called balloon boy. well, his grandmother is standing by her son. she wants the world to know richard heene is a good son and family man. she says she believes heene when he told her it was not a stunt and thinks he felt somewhat pressured to plead guilty yesterday. >> i still firmly believe that this was not a hoax and that this was a mistake and
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regrettably so because it involved so many people. >> you may recall heene and his wife told authorities they were afraid their 6-year-old son floated away aboard that giant helium balloon you just saw that set off a race to track that balloon and find the boy. well, he was actually hiding in the attic the whole time. prosecutors are pushing for jail time for the couple. parts of the east coast have been suffering through some tough weather. karen mcginnis now here to tell us what to expect. >> hey, virginia. we have seen the nor'ida, the nor'easter, a combination of weather systems, the remnants of ida that merged with another area that swept off of the eastern sea board and in its wake really walloped the eastern sea board. already at least six fatalities associated with this system. still windy along this region with some coastal flood warnings still in effect. but very mild weather across the deep south. we're watching for a weather
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system into the interior west that in some areas just to the west of denver expecting 1 to 2 feet of snowfall. so watch out for that. especially if you're driving in to that vicinity, it could be a little bit rough. how about the temperatures? >> well, if you are traveling to denver, about 39 degrees, atlanta about 79, still going to be kind of a chilly dreary day in new york city. and kind of windy weather developing across the interior west, especially going into sunday and monday. for hln, i'm karen mcginnis. there's a fowl problem on the new jersey turnpike. >> tammy's going to have her own reality show and we're going to be collecting tolls. >> tammy the turkey. this bold bird is causing quite a stir two weeks before thanksgiving.
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somebody might want to tell a jaywalking turkey that thanksgiving is just around the corner.
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that bird has been causing a problem for drivers on the new jersey turnpike. they're trying hard to avoid running her over. one toll booth operator named the turkey tammy. she's become sort of an unofficial highway mascot. even has visitors stopping to take pictures. >> how long she been here? >> the turkey? like a year, almost, yeah walking around all over. >> i come through this toll booth every day, five days a week. and i see the turkey sometimes two or three times a week. >> seriously, though, tammy has become such a driver distraction. there are plans to relocate her before someone gets hurt. so these tough economic times are forcing christmas tree growers to trim their prices this season. one grower in oregon says they're being forced to sell their crop for less than it takes to produce it. record number of unsold trees in the fields, some growers say the crisis is so bad they are already making plans to cut and
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burn the surplus trees. i'm larry smith. where is a dollar worth $20,000? in the nfl. hit with a $20,000 fine for playfully attempting to give a referee a dollar bill to change a call during last week's game. oh cho cinco says he was having fun. on his twitter page, he asked president obama if they could meet to set up a fun rule. ochocinco says he sets up a fund to pay league fines for each season and wait until you see what he has in store in pittsburgh this weekend. still more from c.o., he and terrell owens engage in a friendly online roast, throwing light-hearted jabs at each seeing who gets mad first. two star receivers who will do anything for attention. like this. yeah, this will be fun.
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you know, it's a good day for charities supported by the nfl. jake hutler will pony up $20,000. cutler threw five interceptions on thursday. other belongings of convicted swindler bernie madoff will be auctioned in new york today. among the items, that, a personalized new york mets jacket. expensive jewelly there, more than a dozen rolex watches and more than 100 pairs of men's shoes. but experts say the collection is largely underwelming. that's sports. did you know hln money expert clark howard served in the georgia state guard? well, this weekend you will see him serving our troops. clark and our own robin meade teamed up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. >> jeff torres is a candidate, you want to talk about investing in a certain plan.
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so let's ask about that. >> since becoming parents, in the last year my wife and i have been concerned with the forecast for higher education in about 17 years from now, forecasting about $300,000. what i've done for the first year is invested in my state's 529 plan. i was wondering what your thoughts were on 529 plans and other state and federal plans i don't know about. >> what is a 529? >> 529 is a college savings plan, you can put money into it and all the money grows tax free as long as the money is used for college. all the earnings are tax free. so it is the absolute best vehicle to save for college. and so you're doing the right thing. what state plan are you in? >> virginia. and actually made a conscious decision to remain a virginia resident almost exclusively for their educational benefits. >> virginia is one of the states that has multiple 529 plans. and there are good 529 plans in virginia and bad ones.
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so i have a guide on my website, which is clarkhoward.com where you can do the hyper link and make sure that the virginia plan you're in is the good one, not one of if bad ones. >> want more good information? don't miss operation clark smart today at noon eastern because clark will help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. call this a competitive edge or maybe just too much time on someone's hands. take a look. some folks set a new record for toppling dominos. and you'll be surprised to hear exactly how many dominos are at work here.
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nasa scientists say they have discovered water on the moon. the find, the result of last month's experiment when they intentionally crashed a satellite near the south pole. they found evidence that water was there. experts say this will help plan for future human missions on the moon, it can also help scientists understand how the
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solar system was formed. investigators are trying to figure out who shot and killed five people found inside a burning home. police in arkansas say four people were killed before the trailer home burned. another victim was found in a separate house. a sheriff's department spokesperson says investigators do have any leads or suspects. this story is just amazing. a runner who collapsed after a marathon in arkansas didn't have a pulse for 40 minutes. he just finished the race when he suffered a heart attack. but doctors were able to revive him through a new procedure called therapeutic hypothermia. they lowered his body temperature and protected his brain cells. >> i didn't think he would probably wake up, or if he did, he'd be limited. but at 45 minutes, it's an extremely long time. >> if this event had happened at like during the race at mile nine or mile 20 or so where there was no medical care, i
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would have died. because they couldn't have gotten to me. >> the 67-year-old runner should be released from the hospital today with a new lease on life. so this might give you a whole new perspective on the phrase domino effect. watch this. >> five, four, three, two, one -- >> the folks set up and knocked down more than 4 million dominos in the netherlands yesterday. that is a new world record. and to spice things up, organizers incorporated pictures of different places around the world, including new york. they try to break the record every year. the new one beat the old one by more than 140,000 dominos. and for the record, about 300,000 dominos failed to fall. congratulations. in case you haven't heard, the world is coming to an end in 2012, at least that's what some people fear anyway. it's a hollywood doomsday movie that has spooked so many people, nasa is now trying to calm some
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real fears. hi there, i'm robin meade, we salute the troops every weekday on morning express with me, robin meade, let's do it on the weekends too. today's salute is for private first class aaron william from his mom she missed his birthday and he's missed at home. >> i'm robin gregory, and my salute is going out to my wonderful son private first class aaron oxenford. i am going to cry, but aaron, we're all very proud of you, we want you to be safe. please know that we love you and can't wait for you to come home. i might not understand why you joined the army, but i'm very proud of what you're doing. >> robin, thank you for the message. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin and watch for the salutes every morning on "morning express" with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 a.m. eastern. y8
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president obama is in singapore this morning, the second stop on his asia tour. among other things, he'll talk to russian leaders about renewing a nuclear agreement that expires next month. in japan yesterday, he promised the u.s. will work more closely with asian countries, particularly on the economy. heavy snow has killed at least 21 people since monday in china, that is what state-run media is reporting. snow caused thousands of buildings to collapse, apparently, almost 160,000 people were evacuated from their homes or stranded vehicles. and several victims of the ft. hood shootings will be laid to rest today.
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services will be held in indiana, wisconsin, and louisiana. and that's a quick check of your saturday headlines here on hln, i'm virginia cha. so the attorney for the alleged gunman in the ft. hood rampage said nidal hasan is paralyzed from the leggings down. where the investigation stands now. >> reporter: nidal hasan's family describes him as a good american, but several who knew him say the high-ranking army officer expressed extremist islamic viewsment one says hasan openly pledged allegiance, not to the united states, but to the koran, and when asked if the constitution was a brilliant document simply responded, "no, not particularly." our sources asked not to be identified because of the ongoing investigation. and the investigators wouldn't comment on the details they offered. >> we are doing everything possible, and we are looking at every reason for this shooting.
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we are following every possible lead. we are collecting, analyzing, and disseminating every piece of critical information pertaining to this case. >> hasan has been formally charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. the sources say superiors at the uniform services university were told about hasan's inflammatory comments, but concerns about how to handle the situation led to hasan being coddled and accommodated, even though he made class presentations pushing extremist ideology. university officials wouldn't comment and hasan's attorney wouldn't either saying his concern now is to ensure a fair trial. >> fundamental fairness and a right to a fair trial ought to be consistently applied in any of those areas. and i've said at least folks are talking about, it's probably going to be a long and difficult road. >> the road to recovery for the wounded in last week's attack will be long and hard. 12 soldiers were still
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hospitalized, but many other soldiers who have left the hospital are already back on duty. >> general casey called this event a kick in the gut, which is appropriate, but at this time, ft. hood has gotten the breath back and we continue to move forward. >> reporter: military officials are frustrated by the anecdotal information leaking out about nadal hasan, and they're reaching out to anyone with contact him over the last seven years. ed lavandera, cnn, ft. hood, texas. there have been some strong reactions to the decision to bring a 9/11 trial to new york. attorney general eric holder said yesterday five suspects with alleged ties to the attacks will be tried in a civilian court in manhattan. they include khalid shaikh mohammed and four other guantanimo bay detainees. >> these people are war criminals, they're terrorists, they do not deserve the full
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u.s. law. and they did horrible crimes against the human race and they're going to be given a forum to make america seem bad again and to criticize and mock america. it's extremely unseemly. this may turn out to be an opportunity for some people to get the justice they've been looking for for a long time. and may show that a civilian court system can succeed in certain cases where the evidence is clear, overwhelming, and where you don't need to use all of this secret evidence or evidence that's been obtained through the torture program of the bush administration. the trial is set to be held blocks away from ground zero. increased fighting in afghanistan is hurting morale among u.s. soldiers there. in contrast, two battlefield surveys found morale is actually up among soldiers in iraq because combat there is decreasing. the survey also indicates suicides have jumped across the board. the army says it is working to get more mental health workers
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to help soldiers cope with depression. this report comes adds president obama considers sending more troops to afghanistan. police have arrested a sixth member of a missouri family suspected of sexually abusing kids for years. police say darrel moehler was found at his house in florida where he now lives. his brother and four nephews were arrested tuesday. they were charged with rape and child sex abuse, but that sheriff says more charges could come next week. six alleged victims who are now adults told investigators the suspects sexually abused them when they were children. a lawmaker who was caught hiding $90,000 in his freezer has been sentenced to 13 years in prison. louisiana congressman william jefferson was convicted of bribery and racketeering. prosecutor says he took about $500,000 in bribes and tried to get millions more. that was in exchange for his influence to strike business deals in africa. jefferson's sentence is the toughest ever given to a u.s. congressman for bribery charges.
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he is appealing the conviction. the so-called balloon boy. well, his grandmother is standing by her son. she wants the world to know richard heene is a good son and family man. she says she believes heene when he told her the incident was not a stunt and she thinks he felt somehow pressured to plead guilty yesterday. >> i still firmly believe that this was not a hoax, and that this was a mistake, and regrettably so because it involved so many people. >> you may recall heene and his wife told authorities they were afraid their 6-year-old son floated away aboard that giant helium balloon you saw that set off a race to track that balloon and find the boy. he was actually hiding in the attic the whole time. prosecutors are pushing for jail time for the couple. the remnants of tropical storm ida are moving out to sea. and leaving behind a real mess. the storm pummelled the coastline between the carolinas
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and new jersey for three days. it caused flooding, damaged buildings, and eroded buildings. there is a danger of coastal flooding in the northeast today. that storm is blamed in the death of at least six people. parts of the east coast have been suffering through some tough weather. karen mcginnis joining us now to tell us what to expect. >> hey, virginia, we have seen this nor'ida, our nor'easter that is a combination of weather systems. the remnants of ida that merged with another area that swept off of the eastern sea board and in its wake really walloped the eastern sea board, already at least six fatalities associated with this system. still windy along this region with some coastal flood warnings still in effect. but very mild weather across the deep south. we're watching for a weather system into the interior west that in some areas just to the west of denver expecting 1 to 2 feet of snowfall. so watch out for that,
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especially if you're driving in through that vicinity, could be a little bit rough. how about the temperatures? well, if you are traveling to denver, about 39 degrees, atlanta about 79. going to be kind of a chilly dreary day in new york city. and kind of windy weather developing across the west going sunday into monday. for hln, i'm karen mcginnis. there's a fowl problem on the new jersey turnpike. >> tammy's going to have her own reality show and we're going to be out here collecting tolls. >> tammy the turkey. that's her name. this bold bird is causing quite a stir two weeks before thanksgiving.
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somebody might want to tell a jaywalking turkey that thanksgiving is just around the corner because this bird has made a busy road her new home. and as affiliate news 12 new jersey reports, it's become a really fowl problem for drivers. >> reporter: meet tammy, a wild turkey who makes her home in new jersey, but on exit 14-b on the turnpike? >> she gets up in the morning when the sun comes up and comes across the lane. >> reporter: robin works for the turnpike authority and has never seen a jaywalker like this in her 30 years. >> feisty, but a good bird. >> reporter: the rare bird sleeps on the hoods of cars and seen regularly eating her favorite snack, cracker jacks. how long she been here? >> almost a year. walking around all over. >> reporter: tammy here is fearless, not only weaving in and out of traffic on one of the busiest stretches of highway in the states, but also doing it two weeks before thanksgiving.
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even though she obeys most of the rules, some people are crying fowl. >> i come to this toll booth every day, five days a week, and i see the turkey two or three times a week. >> reporter: a highway mascot has regular visitors who stop and go bird watching, some even take pictures and that's become a real nuisance for drivers. >> tammy's going to have her own reality show and we're going to be collecting tolls. >> reporter: fearing someone is going to get hurt, there are plans to relocate tammy. but until then, watch out. >> how much do you think she owes you in tolls? >> for her, nothing. the turnpike can write it off. >> our thanks to mia for that report. they're hoping to have tammy taken to a new home in a wildlife reserve. and tammy will probably be relieved to know there's no hunting allowed there. i'm larry smith. oh, it's good to be the king. tiger woods hadn't played in
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australia since the president's cup back in 1998. how did they get him to come back? well, pay him a $3 million appearance fee. yep. that'll get it done. and it has paid off. the crowds have been immense as tiger was looking immense himself until, well, shots like this. he fell apart. in fact, he squandered a three-shot lead in six holes. watch this. slams his driver to the ground, bounces into the ground. tiger right now in a three-way tie for first place after three rounds. thank you for that, appreciate you. college football's national championship is cincinnati. his first action in that month since hi injured his non-throwing arm. he played four plays, among those two touchdown passes that helped the bearcats remain undefeated. lebron james may not change teams next season, but he will change numbers. the cleveland cavaliers star says he will personally retire number 23 in honor of hall of famer michael jordan, the
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reigning most valuable player wants the nba to retire it league wide. was somebody playing with the light switch in l.a.? not once, but twice, for 18 minutes the blackouts lasted, once in each half when they finally got it corrected, it was some kind of thick with the power grid in southern california. the galaxy did get the win. david beckham gets the title as the member of the galaxy. that's sports. novelist stephen king stopped by hln to talk to our own robin meade. turns out, he's a big fan of hers and offered her a sneak peek at his new book, "under the dome." here's a sample. >> under the dome it's called. and so it's set in maine, a tiny town, chester mill, and this bubble comeses down and, boom, people are locked inside. this becomes a problem how so on so many different levels? >> well, it becomes a problem
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because nobody can get in, nobody can get out, and so the food supplies that are there are the food supplies, there's no electricity because when the dome comes down, it cuts all the lines. the government cuts the phones. they do have some internet and some tv. one of the things i had fun with was a lot of news people in this. because an event like that would pull everybody off all their beats. so i had a chance to put in all of my cnn people. >> you can see more of robin's interview with stephen king monday morning, including robin's question about whether or not the novelist is thinking about retiring. don't miss "morning express" with robin meade from 6:00 to 10:00 in the morning. call this a competitive edge or maybe just too much time on someone's hands. take a look. some folks set a new record for toppling dominos. and you'll be surprised to hear exactly how many dominos are at work here.
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nasa scientists say they have discovered water on the moon. the find, the result of last month's experiment when they intentionally crashed a satellite near the moon's south
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pole. remember that? a rocket took samples from debris clouds and found evidence that water was there. experts say this will help plan for future human missions on the moon. you can also help scientists understand how the solar system was formed. this story is just amazing. a runner who collapsed after a marathon in arkansas didn't have a pulse for 40 minutes. he finished the race when he suffered a heart attack, but doctors were able to revive him through a new procedure called therapeut therapeutic hypothermia. they lowered his body temperature and protected his brain cells. >> i didn't think he'd wake up, and if he did, he'd be limited. at 45 minutes, it's an extremely long time. >> if this event had happened at like during the race at mile nine or mile 20 or so where there was no medical care, i would have died. because they couldn't have gotten to me. >> the 67-year-old runner should be released from the hospital
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today with a new lease on life. so this might give you a whole new perspective on the phrase domino effect. watch this. >> five, four, three, two, one -- those folks set up and knocked down more than 4 million dominos in the netherlands yesterday. that is a new world record. and to spice things up, organizers incorporated pictures of different places from around the world, including new york. they try to break the record every year. the new record beat the old one by more than 140,000 dominos and for the record, about 300,000 dominos failed to fall, congratulations. witchhazel sounds like a rock band, but now a company that makes it is trying to generate a turn around in the popularity. here's christine romans.
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>> reporter: what's flowing through this tube? witch hazel produced by the american distilling company. in the old days witch hazel was harvested days, wood from the shubs was harvested. today, it's still harvested in connecticut, but it's des tilled in this facility. his son credits him with the first important renaissance of this vision. american distilling was doing well, selling witch hazel in bulk. then, son brian, joined the company eight years ago and set out to transform the company's old brand into something fresh and modern. same product, updated image. >> we are the best in the world at producing this project.
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>> first stop, running the old image past today's consumer. >> we showed them the package and they said, i don't want to put that on my face. >> the look changed. it's no longer an astringent. it's a pore perfecting toner. a new ad campaign reflects it. >> the future that i envisioned for this company is really expanding the team of people that we have for markets and sales, bringing more professional professionals. >> the company plans to add a new warehouse bringing this to a new 21st century beauty reg. in case you haven't heard, the world is coming to an end in
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2012. at least that's what some think. nasa is trying to calm some real fears.
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