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all right. good morning. did you have a great weekend? that's what we're asking each other on the crew. the answer was yes. i hope your answer was yes. i'm robin meade. here's what's going on. divers will look for more bodies from a mid-air collision over the hudson river. what's making things divet for the dive teams in new york. all right. so town hall meetings on health care reform are getting rowdy. a powerful typhoon has driven about 1 million people from their homes. did you see that tape?
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it's a hotel crashing into floodwaters. the story surrounding that. first, though, our top story. divers will try again today to recover bodies from the hudson river. crews raised the helicopter yesterday before a storm moved in. they have not found the small plane involved in the crash. nine people, including five italian tourists were aboard the two aircrafts. the weather made it tough for the divers. the divers had extremely challenging conditions with current and visibility at times, the visibility was no more than one foot in front of them. our investigators have advised me that the helicopter sustained significant damage. >> divers have already pulled seven bodies from the water, two other people are missing and believed dead. a witness said he saw the plane hit the helicopter. the ntsb said it will be a while before it determines what
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happened. people lining up for work and some asleep when bombs we want off before breakfast. the attack happened across baghdad and mosul. 46 people died and 215 are wounded. the attacks apparently targeted day laborers. truck bombs leveled 32 homes where officials say that people may be buried in the rubble at this hour. there were loud protests over the weekend at town hall meetings about health care. we're seeing a lot of this right now. some democrats are accusing some republicans of orchestrating the protests while republicans say that some dems are slamming people who have legitimate concern. it reads something that was brought up in the early 1930s in germany. >> why are you voting for a health care plan that has shown not to work in massachusetts and why institute that in the nation
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>> when the republicans controlled congress and the senate, why didn't you introduce health care reform >> we'll hear more in about 25 minutes. eight people including five young children have been killed in a police chase in california. officers say that a stolen car that they were chasing slammed into a pickup saturday southeast of fresno. the impact threw four kids from truck. they died there along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. new this morning, somalia pirates released some captives taken five months ago. there were six other sailors from romania and croatia but we haven't heard whether they were
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released. swine flu will be the biggest issue tackled during president obama's trip to mexico. he's there for a quick two day summit with the mexican prime minister and canadian prime minister. the leaders will focus on drug trafficking and trade. a blind man says he can see after being rushed to e.r. an eye disease left the 90-year-old legally blind a couple of years ago. last week a dizzy spell sent him to the hospital. as doctors told him he was okay he realized he could see. >> i see everything. i see cars there, the buildings there, the trees there. i like to look at the women. i'm looking for a nice gal about oh, no younger than 75. one that walks too. did he say i would like one that walks too? >> that's cute. now he's going back to his doctor today to see if he can
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learn what happened. he's just hugging the ladies. oh, man, he's got one miracle under the belt. go for a 30-year-old. that's another miracle. >> good morning, bob. >> great story. >> tropical storm felicia. >> the main threat of the hawaiian islands, they are feeling large waves across eastern parts of the big island. maui getting some big swells. the main threat has it moves on in tonight is the heavy rain. the wind about 50 miles per hour. wind not that big of a factor. as it moves over towards the east it will split down the island chain, overnight tonight and through tomorrow. we'll see a lot of rain, flash flood watches posted for just about every single island in the hawaiian island chains. watch it over in the next 36 to 48 hours. tornado warning for hugo, colorado.
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that was set to expire five minutes ago. a brand new one popped south of i-70. it's a slow mover, heavy rain, tornado warnings for the hugo area in colorado, take shelter right now. back over to the east coast, warm air rising up out of the south and frontal boundary to the west. rain in boston. light showers getting into lower parts of connecticut, rhode island and long island. western new york state, thunderstorms around rochester stretching to syracuse. heavy rain is out there, flash flood warnings, areas that are shade in the light green. the other big story for the east coast, couldn't be the heat. eat index 100 to 105. heat warning for philadelphia, entire delaware valley and d.c. where it will feel like 102. severe over the weekend, from minneapolis. a lot of frees uprooted, some cars thrown around. one tornado reported. this was on saturday night. that was just west of
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minneapolis. we'll talk about that plus a look at the rest of the country in a little bit. it was a tough saturday evening for them. a gas station clerk grabbed a bat to help scare off a potential attacker. he says a van pulled up behind two tourists near miami. the driver pulled out a knife and demanded that a woman leave with him. the couple ran into the store and the clerk locked the door. the suspect left but the police caught him a few blocks away. you probably resign yourself to haggle with a dealer when you buy a new car but how would you like to bid against other shoppers online. the idea is some good news in a bad economy. @p
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good morning. we salute the troops every day and today we want to say happy birthday to private first class zoomba. he turns 21 today. here's his mom's message. >> good morning, robin. this message is for my son.
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he's now going to be able to talk to me on his birthday because he's going on a mission. so i want to tell him that we all miss him. we all love him. and we hope that he comes back home safe. >> thank you. happy birthday to your son. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin. the movie twilight dominated the teen choice awards. christian stewart won in the drama category. paterson picked up a surf board for meat holly. more than 83 million votes were cast online. see who else won at cnn.com/robin. one of the biggest moments was before last night's show. in 30 minutes see who showed up
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on the red carpet with kathy griffin. you say kathy griffin you smile and giggle. you know it will be good. >> have you seen any of the twilight stuff? >> no. how about you? >> i like it. it's a guilty pleasure. >> my nieces keep saying you will like it because our mom likes it. i haven't had time to read it. like every spare moment i'll be reading these things. americans seem to be getting the message about having too much debt. we're using less? >> we are. we're working on paying off our credit card debt. i want to say good job everybody, but also there's a lot more mountain for us to climb. together we paid down more than $10 billion of debt in june alone. for five months in a row americans are paying down more than we're charging. that's good. it's going in the right
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direction. there's still a lot of money to pay off. american consumers still owe $2.5 trillion in debt an robin since the statistics were taken, we still owe than we make. so still pretty bad. a lot to work on. but we're doing good. keep paying it off. if you hate the idea of haggling at the car dealership, this could eliminate a lot of the stress of buying a new car. that is some good news in a bad economy. starting tomorrow, what could be a game changer when it comes to buying a new car, many gm cars will go on sale on e-bay. >> they are for sale by general motors. >> by dealerships. they are gm cars. one and the same. the trial starts in california. it will be like how gm sells used cars now. click buy it now or you can hagel. you are haggling from home. you don't have the dealer going and say oh, i'll go back and
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check with the manager. this will be a lot better for a lot more people snoop you know what i do? not that i've bought a car in a long time. but i will just say here's my cell phone number i got to go. when you make a decision call me. i'm not hanging around. >> in and out. >> a california bakery is whipping up the following with a resee. stephanie elam has the story in this small business success. >> reporter: this is a custard. this is a sweet potato custard. >> this is one of dorothy's specialties. she credits them to help launch her business. she pushed her pies to a fundraising event backed by shaquille o'neal. an event organizer called her later. he said, shaq loves your line.
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he kept sending a runner to get the pies. >> other celebrities were there and soon mommy helen pies, cakes and cobblers were flying out the door. >> anything else? >> word-of-mouth. bringing in all the customers forward. >> she started the business with two of her sisters. and the recipe of their mother. she said the secret to her success is simple. >> people want a dessert that's made from scratch. using the best ingredients. my mom taught me that. those pies look good, the if you're a small business owner we would like to see your success story. go to cnn.com/robin. there's shocking pictures, come here and look at this at a typhoon's aftermath.
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a six story hotel teetering on the brink. you got to see what happens next. pp'
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. the military has been using
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websites like quiter and youtube to monitor highway profile events. the air force tracked twitter to get the public's reaction to that air force one flyover over new york city earlier. pentagon officials said they recognize the benefits of social networking sites. the video of today is right here, come here. do you see this building? toppling over and splashing into a raging floodwater below. this hotel in taiwan had been evacuated thankfully ahead of a typhoon on sunday. at least 12 people died and 56 are missing. that thing just goes right over. scary. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california police had to shut it down in less than three hours. the city traded gift cards for guns. so many people showed up that
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police burned through $35,000 worth of cards. >> these are firearms that are being used on streets of fresno to do drive by shooting, in the hand of the wrong people. >> doesn't matter whether you're getting gang bangers or not you're getting police off the vaccinate. >> police plan to do it again. you tell me. do you think that this is the most effective way to lower the crime rate trading in your guns for gift cards? text us. let us know. one viewer sent this text. guns for gift cards will curb no crime. i don't imagine criminals turning in their firearms for a gift card when they can just rob the place. wow. you certainly have a strong opinion. we welcome all opinions. we give you the news, you give us your views. text your comments to hlntv. start your message with my name robin. a little boy spent his life
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wrapped in bandages and his only hope may be a stem cell transplant. >> ever single child that's had it, it's just made unbelievable strides. >> new for you in 30 minutes. peyton's family is ready to give up a valuable possession to help save his life. tiger woods had a dramatic come from behind win to reach a major career milestone. here's rafer with more on that. good morning. >> basically as if there was any question tiger woods just further cemented his legacy as the greatest golfer that ever loved. he became the first pga golfer ever to win the same event on the same course for the seventh time. that would be the wgc bridge stone invitational. he was down one stroke with two holes left when he made this beautiful shot on 16. he was trailing last year's british open winner.
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then he looks like a sunday dunker and shanks this in the water. tiger became the youngest player to win seven pga events. nhl hockey player allegedly beat up a cab driver or 20 cents. buffalo police say blackhawks rookie the year patrick kane and his cousin beat up a cabbie after he said he didn't have 20 cents in change. caine made over $3 million with bonuses last season. >> 20 cents? does that mean they weren't giving him a tip? >> fare was 13.80, he gave them back a dollar and said he didn't have 20 cents. >> nfl kicked off sunday night. watch closely as you see the ball was a little sleight of
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hand. then terrell owens with the bills he played a little bit. caught two passes and looked awfully good. this does not look. terrorist threats forced the british badminton team to pull out. they received a specific threat. you heard of beened like beckham. how about bend it like donovan. do we have the video. i can't describe it. he kicks the ball here. the galaxy beat the revolution. that's pretty. afterwards he gets a hug from his teammate, david beckham. that's a look at sports. a dog left behind at a shelter is now in the army. >> no push ups for her. but if she starts gaining some
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weight we'll have to do some push ups for her. >> why the army say sophie is a great match for a special mission in iraq.
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cnn, headlines news, or msnbc are locked on your favorites? if they are i've got the gift for you. i'm gonna richardson and my next guest is ken pullson. a pleasure to have you here. >> good to be with you >> what is the museum. most people know. >> sometimes there you an a museum in articling ton, virginia called the museum. it was an effort to remind americans of the value of news
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gathering in america and a nod to the first amendment. we did so well there so we decided to take it where the action is. we have a brand new museum called a the museum on pennsylvania avenue. it's a -- it's a 45 word sign out front with the words of the first amendment 'em blazed there. we think it's healthy for them to read that says congress shall make no law. we're attempting to put it in neon. >> it is flashing? >> it's not a tribute to journalists. we had a blogger say i'm not going to set foot in that museum until they do an extra special to copy editors. it is not about you. it is a museum of history but a different kind that reports what
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happened over the last several centuries through the eyes of journalists. so you get contemporary coverage of the assassination of kennedy and arrival of the beatles and the civil war and fascinating >> exactly. what have the visitors reactions been for the first year? exciting. we see the full range of course. tremendous amount of school groups and a lot of tourists visiting washingt washingto was. we bill ourselves as the world's most interactive museum. young people can play the part of a reporter or an editor or a journalist. we can even stand up in front of what you and your business called blue screen, to tape a broadcast announcement for their friends and family and then send it out to friends at home. amazing exhibits there. i well tell you, i can say this
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with some degree of humility. i just joined the museum in february, i've been the editor of u.s. a. today for the last five years. we have the largest piece of the berlin wall in north america. you can go there and see that and the guard tower in collaboration and partnership with the f.b. i.we celebrate their 100th anniversary and we have phenomenal artifacts. we have the unibomber's cabin believe it or not. and depending on your age, some of your viewers probably remember patty hurst and her tenure with the liberation army. we have the gun she used in the bank robbery and the leather jacket she wore. we have can coverage including
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dillinger's death mask and the bullet pruf vest he zn wear on that night >> with you have so many different exhibits. what do you have planned for us your second year? >> one of the great things about working for a museum where news is in the title we're updating and reflect the headlines in the museum. not long ago when there was an uproar in iran we covered the social network and the twittering. when newspapers have collapsed and some markets we quickly reported that. upcoming exhibits include: throughout the next year you'll be able to see manhunt exhibit about the assassination of abraham lincoln and barack ob a obama. >> i'm so sorry. we've run out of time but everyone has got and go and see
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the museum. >> thank you very much >> my guest has been ken pullson president of
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divers will resume their search of the hudson river in new york city from a mid-air collision. seven bodies have been recovered along with the wreckage of a helicopter that collided with a small plane on saturday. two people are still missing and presumed dead. explosions killed 46 people across iraq and wounded 215 others earlier this morning. iraqi officials said day laborers appeared to be the targets. blasts leveled 32 homes in mosul where people may be buried under the rubble. people in hawaii are preparing for tropical storm
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felicia. strong winds and heavy rains are expected. flash flood warnings are in effect. felicia is expected to hit hawaii later today or tomorrow. g.i. joe commanded the box office over the weekend. the rise of the cobra took in over $56 million. $100 million worldwide. julia/julie came in third. those are some of the stories we're watching today. angry protests are being heard at congressional town hall meetings about health care. as they are getting rowdier, lawmakers are paking pot shots at each other. >> i've had hundreds of town meetings and sometimes folks get upset. that's part of our process. this is clearly being orchestrated and these folks have instructions. they come down from a texas lobbyists. >> attacking citizens in our country for expressing their opinions about an issue of this
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magnitude may indicate some weakness in their position on the merits. while all this is going on the white house is looking at a bill to extend unemployment benefits. one republican says that one might fly. a plane carrying 153 people had to make an emergency landing after it apparently hit a bird shortly after takeoff. the northwest flight was heading to minneapolis from raleigh, north carolina. the pilot landed the plane after he heard a noise. nobody was on hurt but the passengers got scared. >> it was nerve-racking. i did a lot of praying and shaking. >> i'm nervous flying. so this done help. >> northwest airlines said they were rebooking all of the passengers on to different flights. >> when it comes to cleaning up toxic waste the bush administration may have president obama beat. that's according to new epa estimates. 42 toxic waste dumps will be
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cleaned up over the next two years. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year. that's because the sites that are left are harder to clean up. you may know about spain's running of the bulls but have you heard about the running of the bulldogs? bulldogs of every breed ran through downtown san diego on saturday. look how cute. downtown dog lovers.com sponsored the event to kick off its website launch party. the skateboarding bulldog. a portion of the proceed from the event will go to a foundation that gives money to pet owners in need. i love the bulldog. >> what a great personality. >> funny dog with that underbite. >> when i go on youtube and you see talking dogs it's a bull breed. >> i know. less of a snout?
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i don't know. >> things you don't know. good morning. >> a monday morning. loud start for you. if you live in eastern kentucky thunderstorms beginning to fire up right now. more showers and more thunderstorms and heavy rain makers around central new york and this is where it's been for the on hours. most of it sliding off the coast from boston to new york city. could get a delay at the airport because of the low clouds for first part of the day. by this afternoon everything ought to clear out a bit and start heating up for you. rain over lake ontario stretching through the thruway into syracuse, getting into binghampton on that trajectory towards the catskills. flash flood warnings in green. rochester and north of binghampton as well. temperatures i told you would heat up. philadelphia, the red shade area that's excessive heat warning. you'll see temperatures between 100 and 105 with a heat index that's how it will feel. more storms to the west.
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let me show you some video over the weekend from taiwan. amazing amounts of rain coming down in one area. eight feet of rain in some sections as that storm went on by pap lot of people being displaced. 1 million people displaced. 1.5 million people without power. a disaster out there. >> those poor folks. what do you do with a million people. >> more details on our weather in a little bit. a lot of people, maybe you, are looking for a job online and that means there are a lot of scams out there. we've got some of the traps you should be aware of.
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good morning. here's a look at the papers for you.
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gambling may have some states survive the recession. "usa today" reports a dozen states are expanding legalized gambling this year. it may generate up to $2 billion. the "new york times" reports that the air space above the hudson river is like a highway without signs. people are calling for tougher rules after a deadly air crash there on saturday. then some people are cashing in on the recession. "the washington post" reports that more businesses are offering you cash for items like your gold jewelry, your cameras, the u.s. patent on trademark office has more than 100 requests for phrases like cash for trash and cash for gas. 51 american troops in iraq have been diagnosed with swine flu. that's from a military chief of clinical operations who said they all recovered after treatment. however, 71 other troops are in isolation because they are suspected of contracting the virus. we don't know yet if all the cases were on a single base.
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yesterday iraq confirmed it's first death from the swine flu. the family of billy mays said they never knew he used cocaine. they are thinking of asking for an in review of thinks autopsy. on friday a medical examiner said mays used cocaine just a few days before he died and contributed to the heart disease that killed him. he was found dead in his bed on june 28th. doggone it the price of gas is going in the wrong direction. jennifer westhoven is here with the latest numbers. maybe it's creeping upward as we get towards labor day. >> it's been sneaking up for a couple of weeks. but it was so small. they are up a dime just in the latest week. aaa says you're waking up to prices of about $2.65. that's the average. i know it's different wherever you live. the survey said you can blame it on a month of rising oil prices.
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for some people refinery problems too. here's the good news. prices will probably stay put for a while, barring any tornadoes and just to put a perspective last year gas was selling around 3.81. with unemployment near 9.5% i know so many of you desperate to find work, people looking as hard as they can. i want to make sure you don't get skamd in the process if you're looking online. there's a great "new york times" piece that's a good reminder of what you should be watching out for. we talk about these sometimes. in these times people are still getting taken. fake recruiters who charge huge monthly fees for training in a new career, any website that says give us your social security number or your bank account number usually legit companies don't ask for that online that's why it might be a tipoff it's a fake and people are still getting hooked by those work from home schemes.
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if you're asked to wire any money, you should automatically be on scam alert. sometimes they may have sent you a check and you use some of it but the check will bounce. you can end up on the hook. please be very careful about wiring any money. back to you. those are good tips. >> a lot of people were turning in guns to the police in california. so why did the cop tell people to stop it?
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. good morning. 43 minutes past the hour. in the midst about the debate about health care how much are we spending on it. $2.2 trillion a year. the researchers say about half that money is wasted. so if you believe the numbers that's $1.2 trillion down the drain. our sister network cnn asked doctors and nurses where the wastes happens. doctors ordering tests to avoid getting sued or to increase their income.
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insurance paper work that takes too long and too many people who get all of their health care in the e.r. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california that police had to shut it down in less than three hours. they gave gift cards for guns. police quickly burned through $35,000 worth of cards and had to turn people away. >> these are firearms that are being used on the streets of fresno to do drive by shootings, they are in the hands of the wrong people. >> doesn't matter whether you're getting gang bangers or not you're getting guns off the streets. >> police collected 447 guns and they plan to do it again. but, okay, let's talk about the issue. you tell me do you think this is the most effective way to lower the crime rate? tony made this comment on our facebook page. he says criminals are not waiting in line to give up their guns. they are waiting for you to turn in yours so they can rob you without getting shot. another viewer texted i think
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that's great, button lie people that will be turning in their guns are the honest people not the dishonest people because they get more money by stealing. text your comments to hlntv, that's 45688. start your message with my name robin or e-mail us by going to cnn.com/robin. so, i'm noticing so far our opinions have been kind of against the guns for gift cards program. if you have a different opinion or any of your opinions, go ahead and give them to us. the vampire flick dominated the awards. kathie grif event showed up with levy johnston. griffin called him the ultimate teen. >> my first question was, did he
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talk? >> i was going to say. >> every time he's on tv he can't talk. >> kathy griffin with the personality. >> maybe she did it as a contrast. >> that's good. she's funny. >> manchester, doing any traveling across new england, gray side then things will clear up. look at that. nice shot. that's in new hampshire. what about the delays for the day? rain moving through boston, cleveland, detroit, chicago, st. louis, probably going to get thunderstorms that will give you a delay of an hour or more. more thunderstorms developing later this afternoon, talking about atlanta, cincinnati and seattle with showers and storms but new york city metro philadelphia just a morning part of your day with poor visibility. otherwise hot up there. we'll talk about that, robin in 20 minutes. >> a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a seaside wedding on saturday.
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the couple rode horses to the connecticut beach and about to board a boat for their reception. next thing you know a plane ditched right there offshore. the pilot said he hated to crash their party but had to land and fast. >> my engine stopped. i lost all pressure all of a sudden and there was a large bang and it wasn't going to go around any more. it was about 4,000 feet and i have about four, five minutes before i got to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> get this, the pilot was actually supposed to go to a wedding himself and decided to skip it and go for a ride instead. michael vick teamed up with the humane society to talk about dogfighting but apparently very few people heard his message. here's rafer with more. we heard vick of coming to atlanta to attend this event with enthusiast main society.
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we called vick's people they said no. we called the humane society, they wouldn't confirm. he was there. but most of the media and pretty much everybody else was barred from attending. that's vick's limousine that pulled in back of the humane society. only one media outlet was allowed. everybody else had to go across the street. vick spoke to kids about the dangers of dogfighting. vick didn't want a media circus. but if you partner with vick you get a media circus. dungy said the quarterback is getting close to sign with a team. he thinks he'll be on a team before training camp is over. josh hamilton said he's sorry for falling off the wagon after pictures surfaced of him dryinging with some unidentified women on the internet.
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they were taken in january. hamilton said he called his wife and the team right after this and apologized and they are all moving on. tiger woods won his 70th pga tournament when he won the bridgestone wgc invitational. this beautiful shot, it was a great come from behind win. this was an eagle on two. this is his second tournament win in as many weeks. tiger has not won a major yet but has one last chance, the championship is this weekend and he has the big momentum. new england patriots and the american can academy of dermatology will team up to fight skin cancer. skin cancer will affect one in five americans and more than 1 million new cases are diagnosed each year. that's sports. >> teaming up with the football
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team. thank you. >> during her reason visit to africa, hillary clinton showed she can get down and funky. she's doing pretty well. this video is the secretary of state busting a move and popped up on youtube. she joined the group dancing while she was in kenya. clinton plans to visit seven african countries during her tour. >> i like how they get you up in front of a crowd with the cam a cameras and microphones. you have no choice. do you know how to make your home energy efficient without losing the green in your wallet? hln money expert clark howard has some tips. >> as we move through the rest of this year, you're going to hear more and more talk about how to make your home more energy efficient. why, because that was a big push in the federal stimulus law. but i want to tell you what things really matter in your
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home and what doesn't. first thing you should do? believe it or not, is go up and if you have an attic in your house, look at the thing. there's not enough insulation up there, hire a company to blow in insulation. the payback on that, like that. a lot of states will subsidize the cost of you having the blown-in insulation done. next, you don't want to put new windows in your house, but you want to seal the air leaks around them. caulk, weather stripping. that is the second most important thing to do to your house. it's cheap to do, and it will pay back almost instantly. do that and you've done a lot. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can be smart with your dough, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid
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getting ripped off. sounds good, right? watch him on the weekend on hln at noon. a boy has a disease that makes his skin vulnerable to the slightest touch. well, his cousin may soon give up her home so the family can pay for a life-saving transplant. they said it would never last.
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in new york city over the hudson river. crews removed the helicopter last night before a storm moved in. they have not found the small plane involved in the crash. nine people, tourists, were involved in the midair crash. weather made it tough for the divers. >> divers had extremely challenging conditions with current and visibility. at times the visibility was month more than one foot in front of them. our investigators have advised me that the helicopter sustained significant damage. >> well, divers have already pulled seven bodies from the water. they're looking for two more. the crash sex posing air traffic dangers over the hudson. the crowded air corridor is less than three miles wide where this accident happened, and now there's calls for stiffer air regulation. people were still asleep when bombs starrted going off
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before breakfast. 48 people died, 215 were wounded. it was near mosul where officials say people may be buried in the rubble. there were loud protests atd town hall meetings about health care. and we're seeing a lot of this right now. some democrats are accusing some republicans of orchestrating the protests while republicans say dems are using that accusation to slam people who have legitimate concerns. here's a taste of the debate. >> it reads like something that was brought up in the early 1930s in germany. >> why are you voting for a health care plan that has shown not to work in massachusetts and why are you going to institute that in a nationwide manner? >> when the republicans control congress and the senate, why didn't you introduce and pass health care reform? >> we're going to hear more from
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both sides on the health care debate in about 25 minutes. eight people, including five young children, have been killed in a police chase in california. officers say a stolen car that they were chasing slammed into a pickup saturday southeast of fresno. the impact threw three kids from the truck. they died there, along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kids' parntents were injure. swine flu will probably be a big issue during president obama's trip to mexico. he's there for a quick two-day summit with president felipe calderon and steven harper. they're coming up with a plan to deal with the virus. they will also deal with drug trafficking and trade. they used a bat to scare off a potential attacker. he says a van pulled up behind two tourists near miami. the driver pulled out a knife and demanded the woman leave with him. the couple ran into the store
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and the clerk locked the door. the suspect was caught a few blocks away. three minutes past the hour. the last time we saw you, we've been talking about hurricane felicia that's been downgraded to a tropical storm, but it's still going to be a pain. >> when it gets to the central and western pacific, then it becomes a typhoon. right now, it's neither. it's a tropical storm. winds are down to about 50 miles per hour. it's still moving to the west about 10 miles per hour. most of the action is on the north and east side of the rotation. the track does take it real close to hawaii, starting overnight tonight through tuesday. it moves on through the next couple of days. it looks like it's going to split the island chain about 40 miles per hour late tonight or early tomorrow for you. it's going to be the tremendous amount of rain we're going to see out of this, maybe as much as 15 inches possible. we'll have to watch for possible
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mudslides and things like that starting tonight through tomorrow. swells already there. seeing waves about 10 to 15 feet and they're going to continue toe grow. as for the east coast, a couple showers and thunderstorms coming into ontario. moving off into the cape cod area. heavier downpours around syracuse, and we had a whole lot of rain overnight last night. flash flood warnings are out there posted in light green. that includes rochester and just south of buffalo, too. down in the mid-atlantic, heat index today 100 to 105. excessive heat warning. the philadelphia area, the area shaded in red, is it going to feel like 102 to 105. as far east as boston, it will file like 102 for you today. most notably across colorado this morning, this town of hugo
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had golf ball size hail soeshd with it. more thunderstorms coming in through central missouri. that stretches all the way in to areas like st. louis. tornadoes reportedly in minneapolis saturday evening. you can see the downed trees, the cars that were smashed out. we had large hail, too. just one report of a tornado that was just to the west of minneapolis itself. but we could see some severe weather again this afternoon, roughly the same spot. i'll show you that in about half an hour. >> thank you. certainly summerish. a blind man says he can see suddenly after being rushed to the er. a disease left marty alvey legally blind a couple years ago, but dizziness sent him to the hospital. when doctors realized he was okay, he realized he could see! >> i can see everything. i see a tree there, a building there. i'm looking for a woman.
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a nice gal no younger than 75. i'd like her to walk, still. >> he must have a great personality. did you see him hugging the ladies. al vee is going back to his doctors to see if he can learn what happened. >> that's great. that's one miracle that happened to him. go for a second miracle. get a 30 or 25-year-old gal next to you. what the heck. >> the room is full of women! >> ladies! see what i'm saying? you probably resign yourself to haggling with a dealer if you're looking for a car. but how would like to deal with other shoppers on line anonymously? the idea is good news in a bad economy. xstw
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in our salute to the troops today, happy birthday to private first class mauricio boomba.
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he turns 21 and here's his mom. >> good morning, robin. this message is for my son, mauricio. this message is special because he is now going to be able to talk to me on his birthday because he's going on a mission. so i just want to tell him that we all miss him, we all love him, and we hope he comes back home safe. >> veronica, thank you. if you have somebody in the service, you, too, can go to . cnn.com/robin. tension between inmates likely led to a mass riot between hundreds of inmates. they also started a fire that seriously damaged one prison building in chino, california on saturday night. dozens of officers stepped in using pepper spray and foam bullets. 75 inmates went to the hospital but no injuries are considered
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to be life threatening. the movie "twilight" dominated the teen choice awards. it won 11 surf boards last night. patterson also picked up a surf board for male hotty. more than 83 million votes were cast on line. one of the biggest moments was before last night's show. in about 30 minutes, you're going to see who showed up on the red carpet with comedian kathy griffin! . you know, americans seem to be getting the message about having too much debt. our money expert jennifer westhoven says we're using less red ink. >> we're working on it, robin. americans are paying off their credit cards. together we've paid down more than $10 billion worth of debt in june. that's according to the federal reserve. so five months in a row, people
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are really doing better. we're paying off more than we're charging, so we're at least going in the right direction. before i get too pat on the backy, though, i want you to know there is still a lot of money to pay off. american consumers still owe $2.5 trillion in debt, so we're working hard but still a mountain to climb. basically, it boils down to we still owe more than our take-home pay. we're still way out of whack with historical debt levels, so keep working on it, but good job so far. if you hate the idea of haggling, this could eliminate a lot of the stress of buying a new car. that is good news in a bad economy. this could be a game changer, we'll see, but starting tomorrow, many new gm vehicles are going to go for sale on e y ebay. it's a trial run starting in california. if it's popular, it could go nationwide. we know what it's probably going to look like. you could probably click buy it now if you're willing to pay that price, or you could click
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make an offer and you could still haggle, but you could haggle from home in your pajamas. you know, you worry about what you wear and everything, so a very interesting new way that i think will make people feel a lot more confident and researched and they can go in there and feel like they're not getting ripped off as much. if you're traveling this morning, bob, where are the hot spots? >> the northeast, jen, ask getting back to the southeast later today. in new york city, though, look at the clouds coming in. that's an awesome picture there of central park. thunderstorms are a good possibility later this afternoon. look at that as we take a full look. very nice. so what about the delays for the day? so far nothing, still early. but cleveland, detroit, chicago, st. louis, going through a rough amount of thurlts nderstorms in
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area. philadelphia, another shot of thunderstorms this afternoon. atlanta, cincinnati, you'll be dealing with storms. seattle, showers later today. 40 minutes to one hour delays. a lot of people were turning in guns in california, so why did the cops tell people to just stop? @@úpp
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if the snooz alarm is what you hit, you're probably now waking up at 15 minutes past the hour. new this morning, somalia pirates have seized more. ten of the sail orz were from italy. there were six others on board from rumania and croatia. they deny that a ransom was paid. watch as this red building just topples over and splashz into the raging floodwaters below. this hotel in taiwan was evacuated, thankfully, ahead of a typhoon on saturday. at least 12 people have died and dozens are missing in the storm. some media reports put the numbers missing in the hundreds. nearly 1 million people have lost their homes. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california that police had to shut it down in less than three
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hours. the city traded gift cards for guns. police quickly burned through $35,000 worth of the gift cards and had to start turning people away. >> these are firearms that are being used on the streets of fres to to do drive-by shootings. they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> it doesn't matter if you're getting gang bangers in here or not, you're getting guns off the street. >> police collected 43,000 guns and they plan to do it again. you tell me, do you think this is the most effective way to lower the crime rate? kay in south carolina texted us. really, where is the down side? it may not be criminals, but it may remove a gun from the home of a curious child. another one said, all is does is disarm the honest citizens and not the ones that should be disarmed. text your comments to hlntv.
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that is 45688. you do have to start your message with my name robin. you can also contact us via our facebook page. president obama is not ruling out send morgue troops to afghanistan. the white house is redefining how it will measure progress in the war and is expected to outline now bench marks for congress next month. president obama's security advisor says the war is not in crisis right now, but we won't know until late next year whether the president's strategy in afghanistan is working. tiger woods had a dramatic come-from-behind victory, but he said that officials helped him win. i don't know if the other people want to hear that! >> he actually blamed the officials for his competitors' demise, which his competitor was more than that. his competitor basically fell apart because they were telling him to speed it up. this was one of the great heavyweight battles all day long between tiger and padraig
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harrington. they were in the final pair with three holes left. officials said you guys are about 15 minutes over. tiger wasn't phased. he makes this beautiful shot about a foot from the pin, and here comes harrington and this is where tiger said officials flustered him because he shanked it. not even close. tiger would get a 70th pga tournament win. harrington was like, nah, i'm not going to blame the officials. an nhl hockey player allegedly beat up a cab driver over 20 cents. buffalo police say blackhawks rookie of the year patrick cain and his cousin beat up the cabbie after the cabbie said he didn't have 20 cents in change. they both pleaded not guilty, came in with $3 million in bonuses last season. >> they weren't going to give the guy a tip? >> it was 30 bucks, they gave
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him 31 and they knew they weren't going to get their change. he only played a couple minutes, but he looked good. made two catches here, made the most of it. all right, buffalo fans, get your popcorn ready until the end of the season when he implodes. media reports said an extremist muslim group planned to target the event. muslims targeted a cricket match in march. they make no ties to the event. he reaches for a foul ball and the poor guy lands right on his face. he was hurt. he was bleeding from his face. albert pujols came to check on him. the man was celebrating his son's 21st birthday. slugger albert pujols gave him a
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baseball, the man was carted off. he is reported to be in stable condition. now let's go to the nascar minute. once he arrived, it didn't take him too long to make an impact on the sprint car surface. >> it's rare you win two races in a row. we're happy about that. >> ichk think he brought a goo attitude to the team and it's helped a lot. >> it was a long road for him to reach this point. with $90 to his name, he moved from illinois to nascar country. >> i came to north carolina and was told so many times i wasn't going to make it and things like that. that motivated me to try to push
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myself to get to this level. >> with nascar minute, i'm adam.
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. this morning divers will search the hudson river for bodies and debris from saturday's midair collision above new york. seven bodies have been recovered along with the wreckage of a helicopter that collided with a small plane. two people are still missing and presumed dead. people in hawaii are preparing for tropical storm felicia. strong winds and heavy rains are expected across hawaii today. flash flood warnings are also in effect. felicia is expected to hit hawaii late today or early tomorrow. g.i. joe commanded the box office over the weekend. the rise in cobra took in more than $6 million in the united states and 100 million
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worldwide. julia and julie came in second, earning more than $20 million. just now tuning in? keep watching. we have a whole lot more where that came from. i'm robin meade. good morning to you. angry protests are being heard at these congressional town meetings about your health care. the lawmakers are taking pot shots at each other. >> town meetings are not beanbag. i've had hundreds of them and sometimes folks get upset. this is part of america, part of the process. this is clearly being orchestrated and these folks have instructions. they come down from a texas lobbyist. >> i think attacking citizens in our country for expressing opinions about an issue of this magnitude may indicate some weakness in their position on the merits. >> while all of this is going on, the white house is looking at a bill to extend unemployment benefits, one republicans said might pass. when it comes to cleecaningp
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toxic waste, the bush administration might have obama beat. the agency predicts it will finish cleaning up 42 toxic waste dumps over the next two years. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year. they said that's because the sites that are left are harder and more expensive to clean up. nasa's latest telescope is already a big success and it's still being tested. you might be reading about it already, the kepler telescope on cnn.com. it helps scientists see a distant planet that is so hot that it gloez. nasa releesased this picture. they are sure kepler will find earth-like things later on. a flight carrying 153 passengers had to make an emergency landing after it apparently hit a bird shortly after takeoff. the northwest flight was head to go minneapolis from raleigh, north carolina. the pilot decided to land the plane after hearing a noise.
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nobody on board was hurt, but boy, did they get a scare. >> i did a lot of praying and shaking and just trying to comfort people. >> i'm usually pretty nervous flying, so this probably dent doesn't help too much. >> northwest airlines said they were rebooking all the passengers onto different flights. you may know about spain's running of the bulls. have you heard about running of the bulldogs? bulldogs of every breed ran through downtown san diego on saturday. downtowndoglove downtowndoglovers.com kicked off the event. a portion of the money will go to pet owners who are in need. all kinds of different bulldogs. >> i love 'em. on the skateboard, one with goggles on. what's the week like? >> wicked hot across the northeast. let me start with the northeast, show you the rain showers coming in because there is a frontal
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boundary. it's a cold front right across the great lakes and stretches down by chicago. thunderstorms ahead of that by central missouri and another one in eerie to extreme western p.a. you get in toward rochester, it's drying up, but syracuse, the rain is heading your way. as for the heat today, it's going to be burning up. new york city all the way to philadelphia. it's going to be in the 90s to upper 90s. even boston has a heat index of 100. let me show you some of the areas we have ritd now. 70 degrees in philadelphia. temperatures are going to feel about 105. taking you live to philadelphia, coolest part of the day about an hour ago. 73 and climbing. city of brotherly love, today is going to be a city of, oh, don't touch me! it's going to be 105. beautiful blue sky, though, rob. lots of sunshine and sinking air. today is probably the hottest
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day you felt so far this summer. you can see around michigan a little bit of light activity. later today it's going to be the frontal boundary, the cold front, that really fires up with intensity. you could see some good hail makers in areas i put in red. through the ohio valley and it stretches way on into colorado. more on that, robin, in about half an hour. you want to go green but you don't want to spend a lot of green? we're going to show you how you might be able to do that.
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eastern. gambling may help some states survive this recession. usa today reports that about a dozen states are expanding legalized gambling this year. it may generate up to $2 billion. the new york times reports that the air space above the hudson river in new york is like a highway without signs. people are calling for tougher rules after a deadly air crash there on saturday. flight traffic over the hudson is a safety and security risk. some people are cashing in on the recession. the washington post reports that more businesses are offering you cash for items like your gold jewelry, even your cameras. the u.s. patent and trademark office has more than a hundred requests for phrases like cash for trash and cash for gas ala cash for clunkers. i can see it now, everyone is going to the web. they call you a squater when you take a site and don't use it.
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51 troops in iraq have been diagnosed with the swine flu. that is from a military chief of clinical operations who says they all recovered after treatment, however, 71 other troops are in isolation because they are suspended of contracting the virus. we don't know yet if the cases were all on a single base, but yesterday iraq confirmed its first death from the swine flu. the view co host elizabeth hasselbeck has had her third child. they welcomed their second son yesterday, isaiah timothy. mom and baby boy are said to be doing great. the price of gas is going to the wrong direction, folks. our money expert jennifer west hoef hoef enhere is -- westhoven is here with the latest numbers. why? >> because oil prices went up. the stock prices went up.
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that's good news for your 401(k) but it ain't good when it comes to the gas prices, so oil went up. gas prices up a dime a gallon just in the latest week. aaa says you're probably waking up to average prices of about $2.65. i know it may be different where you live, but you're probably seeing it creep up the last couple weeks. yes, it's oil prices but they think that prices will probably stay put, at least for a little while barring any tornadoes or hurricanes. it's that stormy time of year. just for some perspective, last year at this time gas was selling for around $3.81. so we are still doing a bit better. unemployment, 9.5%. you know people who are desperate to find a job. i want to make sure you do not get scammed. there is a list in the papers
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about what to look out for when you're job hunting on line. if you see these, your alarm bells should go off. any time you see a web site that asks you for your social security number or your bank account number, legitimate companies usually do not ask you that on line. it should be a tip-off. maybe that site is fake. and people are still getting hooked a lot by these work from home schemes. be very careful about them. a lot of times what they do is they send you a check. that looks great, you do some shopping for supplies, and they ask you to wire the money back. you wire their money back, their check turns out to be fake and you have lost money. so any time you're asked to wire money, really, i want you to go, hmm. put on your thinking caps and look at that very closely. robin? >> right, you're supposed to be making money. why are you giving someone else money? thank you, jen. many people who turned in guns to police in california can go on a shopping spree themselves. see how they cashed in big during a push to fight street
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. in the middle of this big debate on health care, just how much are we spending? $2.2 trillion a year. says price waterhouse cooper. researchers say about half that money is wasted. if you believe that amount, that's roughly $2.2 trillion down the drain. they asked hospital groups, nurses and patient advocates where they think money is wasted. the top three grips? doctors ordering tests to avoid getting sued or to increase their in connection with, paperwork that takes too long and too many people that get all their health care in the emergency room. the family of tv pitchman billy mays said they never knew he used cocaine. they're thinking of asking for an independent review of an autopsy. on friday, a florida examiner said mays had used cocaine a few days before he died and it contributed to the heart disease that killed him. mays was found dead in his bed on june 28th. a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a
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seaside wedding saturday. the couple rode horses out to the connecticut beach to see their i dos, it was beautiful, they boarded a boat getting ready for their reception ask then a plane landed onshore. the pilot said he hated to interrupt but he had to land somewhere and fast. >> my engine stopped. i lost oil pressure all of a sudden and there was a loud bang, and the propellor wasn't going around anymore. i was 4,000 feet, and that means i have four or five minutes before i have to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> hmm. well, get this, the pilot was actually supposed to go to a wedding himself but decided to skip it and go for the ride instead. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california that police had to shut it down in less than three hours. police traded gift cards for guns. police quickly burned through
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$35,000 worth of the cards, though, and had to start turning people away. >> these are firearmsz that are being used on the streets of fresno to do drive-by shootings. they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> it doesn't matter whether you're getting gang bangers in here or not, you're getting guns off the street. >> police collected 447 guns and they expect to do it again. you tell me, do you think this is the most effective way to lower the crime rate? one person said, sorry, but these aren't the bad guys giving them up. they are guns no longer needed by law-abiding citizens. bad guys have better guns. and, if someone has 8 guns in their closet and they are robbed, that's eight guns directly in the hands of the people who should have them the least. it may not be an ideal program but it does work. text your comments to hlntv. that's 45688.
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you do need to start your message with robin. you can e-mail by going to cnn.com/robin and hit the little contact us button. hilary clinton showed she can get down and funky in africa! this video of the secretary of state bust aid move popped a mon youtube. she joined the group while da e dancing in kenya. she plans to visit 7 continents while on tour. michael vick made a surprise appearance for the humane society. surprise for whom? them? the media? what? hi, rafer. >> we heard that vick was supposed to be going to the humane society for an appearance. we first called the humane society, they said, no, no,
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that's not what's happening. then we called vick's camp and they flat out told us that's not true. they were the ones being untruthful. vick did show up and snuck in the back and came out that far limo. people were not only kicked out but sent across the street. some were only allowed inside when vick was talking about the dangers of dog fighting. this was at vick's request because he didn't want a media circus. the quarterback is getting closer to signing with an nfl team. a coach said last night that a lot of coaches have called to ask about vick. they think he will be on a team before training camp is over in a couple weeks. a recovering alcoholic rangers josh hamilton said he is sorry about falling off the wagon after pictures surfaced of him drinking with some unidentified women. these pictures were taken in january with women, none of whom were his wife. this was in a bar in tempe.
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>> and he's shirtless. >> and he's shirtless. he called his wife and the team to apologize and said he's been clean ever since. tiger started the day, the final round, behind padraig harrington and slowly took harrington down to win and woods got his 70th pga win and only 33 years old. jk nicklaus was reportedly 40 when he acquired his 70th win. american academy of dermatologist and the new england patriots are teaming up to avoid skin cancer. they are giving free skin screenings today. it will benefit one in five americans and more than 1 million cases are diagnosed each
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year. early detection is the key. >> i wonder why they decided to team up to do that. have they done a football team before? >> these two have not partnered, as far as i know, before. >> interesting. obvious they will spend in the sun. thank you. do you want to know how to make your home energy efficient without losing the green in your wallet? hln money expert clark howard has some tips. >> as we move through the rest of the year, you will hear more and more talk about how to make your home more energy efficient. why? because there was a big push at the federal stimulus law but i want to tell you what things really matter in your home and what doesn't. first thing you should do, believe it or not, is go up and if you have an attic in the house, look at the thing. if there's not enough insulation, hire a company to blow in insulation. the payback on that, like that. a lot of states will subsidize the cost of you having the blown
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in insulation none. next, you don't want new windows but seal the air leaks around them. chalk, weather stripping. that's the second most important thing to do to your house. other than maybe making it sore doing it, it's cheap to do and it will pay back almost instantly. do that. you've done a lot. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can be smart with your dough, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him saturday and sunday here on hln. a little boy spent his life battling a condition. now his cousin could give up her home so the boy's family pays for a life saving transplant. pvp
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time for you to rise and shine even though the bed feels so good right now. i'm robin meade. good morning, sunshine. divers will search the hudson river in new york again for the remaining victims of a midair collision. what investigators may be able to learn from the wreckage collected so far. a deadly typhoon wiped out this hotel building and several others and left a disturbing number of people displaced. a ten guns for cash event was a huge hit in one california city over the weekend. is it the best way, though, to lower the crime rate? we are asking what you think about it this morning.
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our top story, the divers will try to recover more bodies and debris after a midair collision in new york city over the hudson river. crews raised the helicopter yesterday before a storm moved in. they have not found the small plane involved in the crash. nine people including -- i think some tourists were aboard the two aircraft here. the ntsb is learning a lot from witnesses. >> we have had some very good information from eyewitnesss. we have had some footage, pictures you all have seen that shows immediately after the collision, some of the break-up sequence and the two aircraft actually falling towards the hudson river. >> well, a number of witnesses watched in horror as the two aircraft plunged into the river. here's how some described it. >> the plane rolled into the helicopter. hit the side of it. the helicopter went straight down to the water. there was a poof of smoke and a
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bang and the plane went further down and hit the water by the w hotel in a couple of pieces. pretty bad. >> only thing i saw was a black helicopter went down. we were all watching. it is like in a movie. and then it start -- it was turning and then the head went down first. i was just very shocked. i think i was screaming for a few seconds and then two of us, we started calling 911. >> the crash is exposing some air traffic dangers over the hudson. the crowded air corridor is less than three quarters of a mile wide where the accident happened and now there are calls for stiffer air space regulation in that spot. people were lining up for work and some were still asleep when bombs went off before breakfast. it was in baghdad near mosul. officials say 48 people died and 231 wounded t. attacks apparently targeted day laborers. truck bombs leveled 32 homes where officials say people may
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be buried in the rubble. a bunch of loud protests over the weekend at town hall-style meetings about your health care. we are seeing a lot of this right now. some democrats are accusing some republicans of orchestrating the protests and republicans say democrats are using that accusation to slam people who have legitimate concerns. here's a taste of the debate. >> it reads like something that was thought up in the early 1930s in germany. >> why are you voting for a health care plan that's shown not to work in massachusetts and why institute that statewide? >> when the republicans controlled congress and the senate, why didn't you introduce and pass health care reform? >> we're going to hear more from both sides on the health care debate in about 25 minutes. eight people including five young children have been killed in a police chase in california. officers say that a stolen car
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that they were chasing slammed into a pickup saturday southeast of fresno. the impact threw four kids from the truck. they died there along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kids' parents were injured. swine flu will probably be the biggest issue tackled in president obama's trip to mexico. he's going to be there for a quick two-day summit with president calderon and canadian prime minister harper. besides coming up with a plan, the deal with the virus, the leaders will focus on drug trafficking and trade issues. new this morning, somalia pirates freed hostages taken four months ago. their tug boat was nabbed in april. ten of the sailors were from italy and six others on board from romania and crotia. the italian foreign minister denies a ransom was paid. do you remember at last we speak last week we had a concern
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about a hurricane over near hawaii? we have a concern about felicia but let's say she's changed forms a little bit. hi, bob. >> good morning. >> changed forms. >> katd gory 4 storm friday. it's really buzzed itself down. it's gone over cooler sea surface temperatures and sheer. here's the cloud cover. it has some deep thunderstorm action as it rolls over towards the west at about 10 miles per hour. here's hawaii. the main thing we're concerned with with your state is heavy rain starting tonight through tuesday and early wednesday. you can see what it looks like moving towards the west. the path of this is looking like right over the center part of the island. heavy downpours from oahu and the big island. plenty of rain an getting the big waves out there. eastern sections of the big island getting towards maui. we have a couple of days to look at it but the rain is out there. that's real thing to be worried about. the east coast, we have a wave
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of low pressure up to the north around ontario. energy ahead of a cold front, too. had a stretch down towards utica and below that, extremely hot today. calling for temperatures to feel like 100 to 105 around philadelphia. excessive heat warning for you. feels the same thing in d.c. up towards new york, just outside of there, into boston, too. 100 this afternoon. light showers in michigan and great lakes. you can see south further, big line of thunderstorms developing just west of st. louis. you can see the radar sweep coming on by. most of it between kansas city and st. louis and down to the south. see a nice little shape there. heavy downpours, lightning. we'll watch the area to be aglow with activity over the next couple of hours. another thunderstorm complex out of colorado to western parts of kansas. one thunderstorm warning out of that, too. new video from taiwan, too. look at the damage from the deadly typhoon.
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floodwaters of over seven feet. we saw eight feet of rainfall in taiwan over the weekend. 14 people so far have died unfortunately. taiw taiwan's government says about 1.5 million people are without electricity and 1 million people are displaced by the one storm. they actually evacuated a million people on the china coastline, too, as that slow-moving heavy rain maker churns. unbelievable, rob. >> yeah, concern it's a bigger story. >> unfortunately. >> you are talking about a million people displaced already. >> right. evacuated on the china side, too. >> thanks. >> unbelievable. the canine ka companion may be smarter than you think. most can count to five and recognize 165 words and gestures meaning that the average pooch is smarter than a 2-year-old toddler. what are the smartest breeds? this is just what this group, this research said. border collies, poodles,
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retrievers, german shepherds and doebermans among the smartest and not so bright ones, how dare they? >> ridiculous. >> they are borzois chow chow, bulldogs, basenji and afghan hound. >> how about mine that steals my doughnuts? that's smart, right? boxer's got to be up there. >> no dumb dog. all right. you probably resigned yourself to haggling with a dealer in the market for a new car but how would you like to sit at home in the jam mys and bid for a brand new car from an automaker?
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red building topples over and splashes into the raging floodwaters. this hotel in taiwan was evacuated ahead of a typhoon sunday. nearly a million people are homeless. this is a story we continue to watch. watch how fast the water takes this house now. this is a new piece of tape. right now, state-run media in taiwan says that at least 14 people have died and dozens are missing in the storm. and the raging waters just take that thing right off of its foundation. you can hear the reaction of the people watching this. i'd be stepping back. in our salute to the troops today, we want to say happy birthday to private first class mauricio zuba. here's his mother. >> good morning, robin. this message is for my son. happy birthday. this message is very special
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because he is now going to be able to talk to me on his birthday because he's going on a mission so i just wanted to tell him that we all miss him, we all love him and we hope he comes back home safe. >> thanks, veronica. happy birthday to him. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin to do that service for which is to salute them. if you hate the idea of haggling. you have to sit there for hours for them to -- i don't know what they do. money expert jennifer westhoven has good news about bidding online. good morning. >> yeah. good morning. i don't know the numbers but i think we know it's stressful to go in a dealership. you have to haggle. people aren't sure about the best way to do it, what's the strategy? starting tomorrow you might not have to worry about that because many gm vehicles go for sale on
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ebay. just a trial in california for now but if it's popular it could expand nationwide. we know what it might look like because gm sells used cars on ebay. you can haggle if you want to. under make an offer, but you're haggling online from home. wear whatever you want. you don't have to sit around waiting at a desk by yourself while they check with the manager. so in any case, could be an interesting way. could be a game changer coming to buying new cars. we'll see. the $8,000 tax credit to buy your first home, encouraging sales but it is also encouraging tax cheaters. the irs says that the tax credit is getting special scrutiny. normally, you know, doing the taxes, it is kind of an honor system, right? unless you're audited. but if you claim this tax credit they will come and ask for documents. there are 24 criminal investigations under way right
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now. if you get caught, you could face three years in jail and $250,000 fine. if you claim this, there's extra strutny. i just moved here recently so i bought a first home, robin. they did send me a letter saying we want a copy of the hud and documents. it is not like a regular tax credit. >> okay. all right. you have to back it up. >> yep. >> all right. thanks. appreciate the heads up on that. a california prison just had its worst riot in more than two years. hundreds of inmates were beaten and stabbed but why? officials think they have figured it out.
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prison officials say that tensions between hispanic and african-american inmates likely led to a massive riot that injured more than 250 inmates. they say hundreds of prisoners also started a fire that seriously damaged one prison building in chino, california, saturday night. dozens of officers stepped in with pepper spray and foam bullets. 55 inmates went to the hospital but no injuries are considered to be life threatening. south carolina governor mark sanford may have violated state laws sometimes using the state
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plane. according to an associated press investigation, sanford flew to places where his kids were having sporting events and dentist and hair appointments. the ap says that many times the trips were mingled in with official business. sanford's rep says he only used the planes for official business and they have documented it. a cash for clunkers campaign went over so well in fresno, california, that police had to shut it down in less than three hours. they traded gift kafrds for guns. police quickly burned through $35,000 worth of the cards and had to turn people away. >> these are firearms that are being used on the streets of fresno to do drive-by shootings, they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> doesn't matter whether you're getting gang bangers in here or not. you are getting guns off the streets. >> i believe i said cash for clunkers instead of cash for guns. police collected 447 guns and plan to do it again. but you tell me, do you think that this is the most effective way to lower the crime rate?
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text your comments to hlntv that's 45688. you have to start with the keyword robin. we have some pretty strong opinions today. appreciate that. tiger woods had a dramatic come from behind victory but said officials are helping him. telling on the officials for himself. went against himself. >> he got an advantage and upset about it saying speed it up.
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speed it up. he didn't like that. he and the leader for most of the day, harrington, after officials told them, look guys, you have the move it along here with three holes left, harrington basically fell apart after that. tiger did it cool as a cucumber. on 16, the beautiful approach shot put him a foot from the hole. harrington just kept messing up and this shot right here, tiger says it's because he was rushed. about 20 feet from the pin and into the water. tiger would win the 70th pga event. he is 33. conversely, jack nicolaus won the 70th event at the age of 40. nhl hockey player allegedly beat up a cab driver over 20 cents. blackhawks player kane and cousin attacked the cabbie. both were charged with felony robbe robbery. both pleaded not guilty and were released. there they are there.
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the cabbie described the attack. >> one kane is choking me. the other one punching me. don't you know who i am? you're messing with the wrong people. i says, i didn't have the extra 20 crepts to give them change. >> kane made over $3 million with bonuses last year. >> what happened to tipping somebody? my gosh. >> exactly. terrell owens back on the field with the bills and the tennessee titans playing the first preseason game and the titans with trickery. that was a fake punt by aj that ran the 40 yards for the score. meanwhile, t.o. was only in for a few minutes but looked good with the two catches. fans getting excited. let's see how long the honeymoon lasts. scary moment. watch as the fan reaches and falls on his face. oh god. >> oh my gosh. >> he is hurt. starts bleeding there. he was celebrating the son's 21st birthday and the son has downs syndrome. there's the slugger albert
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pujols. they gave his son a ball and there goes bad carted off. give it is thumb's up. reported to be in stable condition. that's a look at sports. >> thank goodness he'll be better. my goodness. thanks. cool to give their son a baseball. here's bob. our business travelers, you are the ones in the airports on mondays. >> yeah, robin. so far, so good, too. we see the thunderstorms develop again. new york and philly, probably d.c. late they are afternoon with scattered stuff. here's nyc. the haze is out there. little bit of mid level cloudiness, too. those will begin to thicker and lower. we could big thunderstorms in there later this afternoon. it is going to be hot in central park. 92 the high. feels like about 95 with the humidity in place, too. so just take care. as for the rest of the delays, the biggest thunderstorms today, cleveland, detroit, chicago and st. louis. shorter delays around new york city metros and philly, too. more details in a little bit.
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>> okay. this is bob's favorite story. a man went to the emergency room and when he left, he could see. 8
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this morning, divers will search for more bodies and debris from saturday's midair collision over the hudson river in new york. it will be a while, though, before the ntsb determines why the tourist helicopter and small plane collided on saturday. seven bodies have been found. two are missing. people in hawaii are getting ready for tropical storm felicia. it is expected to hit hawaii late today or early tomorrow. "g.i. joe" xhapded the box office over the weekend taking in more than $56 million in the united states and $100 million worldwide. "julie and julia" came in second
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earning more than $20 million. just a few of the head loons and there are more where that came from. morning, sunshine. i'm robin meade. let's go right back into the news now. angry protests are being heard at the congressional town hall-style meetings about health care and as the meetings get rowdier, the politicians are taking pot shots at each other. >> we have these screaming groups on either side. that isn't helpful. let's be honest about this. town meetings are not bean bag. i have had hundreds of them. sometimes folks get upset. that's part of america, part of the process, but this is clearly being orchestrating and the folks have instructions. >> demonize citizens who are, you know, energetic about this strikes me as demonstrating a kind of weakness in your position. you want to change the subject. rather than talk about the medicare cuts, talk about somebody at some town meeting that misbehaved. >> while all that's going on, the white house is looking at a
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bill to extend unemployment benefits. one republican says that one might pass. 51 american troops in iraq have been diagnosed with swine flu. that's from a military chief of clinical ops saying they recovered after treatment but 71 other troops are in isolation suspected of having the virus. we don't know yet if the cases were on a single base but yesterday iraq confirmed the first death from the swine flu. a plane carrying 153 people had to make an emergency landing after it apparently hit a bird shortly after takeoff. the northwest flight heading to minneapolis from raleigh, north carolina. the pilot landed after hearing a noise. to one was hurt but the passengers got a scare. >> it was nerve-racking. i did a lot of praying and shaking and trying to comfort people. >> i'm usually pretty nervous flying so it probably doesn't help too much. >> northwest airlines said that they were rebooking all of the passengers on the different flights.
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the family of tv pitchman billy mays said they never knew he used cocaine. they're thinking about asking for an independent review of his autopsy. on friday, a florida medical examiner said mays used cocaine a few days before he died and that it contributed to the heart disease that killed him. mays was found dead in his bed on june 28th. we're getting some amazing images straight from the front lines in afghanistan. come here and look at this. a helicopter attack team came across some men on a road last week. the team says they're insurgents setting up a bomb and here is what happened next. >> i'm going to see what else -- >> the guy on the road. here's a guy on the road. >> look at the guy on the road. >> you have the guy on the side. >> roger. >> okay. >> fire? >> you're clear to fire.
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>> keep watching. wow. and then the explosion. the pentagon says that this happened in southern afghanistan last week. the video comes from the camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. and i'd say that's all she wrote. >> whoa. >> whoa is right. >> that's what you get. 34 minutes past the hour. meteorologist bob dillen, never short of an opinion. that's what i love. >> everybody thinks it. i say it. northern parts of michigan now. rain on the light side and then down into central missouri, big thunderstorms popping right here so we watch this area closely over a couple of hours and watching the heavy rain out of syracuse in towards utica. that's a decent shot of rain and slow mover, watch an inch, inch and a quarter to the east. that's one thing. the other thing to watch is heat builting especially for philadelphia. excessive heat warnings, mainly
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the pennsylvania side. philly today, the heat advisories through delaware, maryland, north carolina and then up towards boston, too. if the cloud cover gets out of there, it feels like about 100 for you by this afternoon. another area we're watching. it is right around the great lakes, cleveland specifically. right now in cleveland, 80 degrees. but that dew point is up there. look at the low-hanging clouds. you see severe thunderstorms in this area later this afternoon. gusty winds, over 60 miles per hour. that would be by later today. right now, relatively quiet. back to the maps. show you the action right now. just outside of st. louis. central missouri, more thunderstorms out of the kansas city area, too. you can see it there. this whole area fires up once again late into this afternoon with the showers and thunderstorms already a lot of action in eastern colorado, western kansas, too. severe weather, robin. here's painted in for the day. right now, a spot in red. ohio valley, chicago, all the way to denver.
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more on that in a half hour. good to see you monday morning. >> already. >> i know. i just saw you two hours ago but that was friday afternoon. quick weekend. >> thanks. you're like, you, your mug already. >> glad we're still here. all right. for those of you looking for a new car, cash for clunkers is sweet! but it could crush your hopes of a good deal on a used car.
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good morning! look at you in your robe. you don't have to go outside, you know, half dressed to get the paper because i have them for you right here. looking at the papers, gambling may help some states survive the recession. "usa today" reports a dozen states expanding legalized
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gambling the year and may generate up to $2 billion. "the new york times" says the air space above the hudson is like a highway without signs. new york senator schumer says flight traffic over the hudson is a safety and security risk. also some people are cashing in on the recession. "the washington post" reports that more businesses are offering you cash for items like your gold jewelry and cameras, but u.s. patent and trademark office has more than 100 requests for phrases like cash for trash and cash for gas. ala cash for clunkers. alleged robber dragged by his own getaway car. police say he led them on a chase ands you can see he opened the door to ditch the ride and run but the leg was tangled in the set belt. he had a broken leg and, yes, he was arrested.
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with unemployment near 9.5%, people are desperate to find work and we want to make sure you are not scammed because you are so desperate. our money expert jennifer westhoven tells you some scams going on out there. good morning. >> good morning. thanks, robin. it is natural when you're desperate and you're willing to do anything to get work -- >> you're hopeful. >> yeah. you overlook something that makes you get upset normally. a great piece is a reminder of what to watch out for. looking for work online, if you see any of these, i want your alarm bells to go off. i want you -- use your critical thinking skills. websites asking for your social security or bank account number, normally a legitimate company will not ask for sensitive information like that online. so be aware. maybe that's a fake website. also, people are still getting hooked a lot by work from home schemes. some of them, yes, legit, but if they ask you to wire money, i want you to be very careful.
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sometimes there's a fake check involved. you end up on the hook. you think, oh, this is great. giving me money up front. watch out. okay. cash for clunkers. it could be a great deal on a new car but what about if you want to buy a used car? maybe not so much. all of those cars that are being traded in are being crushed. the engines are pulverized. that means fewer used cars on the market. you know the drill, right? less supply means more demand means higher prices. i like the junkyard dog there. kelly blue book analyst says it could push used car prices up by 5% to 10%. buying a used car, bottom line, could be more expensive. robin? >> thank you for the heads up on this. many people turned in guns to police in california. see how they cashed this big during a push to fight street crime.
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how are you feeling on monday? 43 minutes past the hour. a massive wreck spanned ten blocks on a spree in dayton, ohio. local media say two cars were speeding down the road hitting another car. one caught fire and was hit by other drivers then. police don't know if road rage, street racing or a medical condition caused it. both drivers of the speeding cars died and at least ten other people were hurt. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california, police had to shut it down in less than three hours. the city traded gift cards for guns. police quickly burned through $35,000 worth of cards and had to turn people away. >> these are firearms that are being used on the streets of fresno to do drive-by shootings, they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> it doesn't matter whether you're getting gang bangers in here or not. you are getting guns off the streets. >> police collected 447 guns and they plan to do it again.
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you tell me, do you think it's a most effective way to lower the crime rate? text yourks comments to hlntv, 45688 f. you text, you need to start the message with robin so it gets to us. if you're ae mailer, go to cnn.com/robin. if you're a facebooker, we can get you there, too. a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a seaside wedding on saturday. the couple rode horses out the the connecticut beach to say their i dos and boarded a boat for the reception. just beautiful. next thing they knew, a plane ditched offshore. the pilot said he hated to crash the party but he needed to land
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somewhere and fast. >> my engine stopped. i lost oil pressure. all of a sudden and there was a large bang and the propeller wasn't going around anymore. and i was about 4,000 feet and then means i have, you know, four or five minutes before i've got to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> yeah. well get this. the pilot was actually supposed to be at a wedding himself but decided to skip it and go for a ride instead. the top u.s. general in afghanistan says the taliban now has the upper hand there. general stanley mccrystal said it became an aggressive enemy whose area of operation is growing. what will the u.s. do about it? the general says they'll deploy more troops to heavily populated areas to protect the civilians rather than hunt down the enemy. >> it really is a new initiative. the whole concept to change the way we operate. i won't say the way we fight.
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the way we prosecute counter insurgency and of course at the heart of it is protecting the people, not just from activities of the insurgents which, of course, cause most of the casualties but also against affects of war, anything we might do and why you hear about trying to reduce civilian casualties. >> well the general also says that the united states wants to increase the size of the afghan army and police. a star-studded michael jackson tribute concert in europe is in the works. event organizers say that they're inviting music's biggest stars to perform michael jackson's songs in austria. they won't confirm when or who's taking the stage but the promoters did say that jer maine jackson and others will be there. madonna, u2 and whitney houston surfaced in the aus treeian media. michael vick showed up at a community center the talk to kids about dogfighting and apparently he didn't want anyone else to know about it. rafer, good morning. explain. >> well, i'm starting to see the
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flip side of this argument a little bit because we have been talking about this. i don't like being told an untruth. vick and the humane society worked this thing out and shut the media out. we heard he was coming. the humane society said that's not true. we called vick's camp and said the same thing. turns out that they were the ones who were untruthful. vick did show up at the community center in this limo here and snuck in the back only "60 minutes" reportedly allowed inside with 55 kids. everybody else, all other media told to stand across the street. now, they said they didn't want the media circus. the argument could be with the media there it's hard to get the message across. i can see that. meanwhile, the mentor tony dungy said the quarterback is closer to signing with a nfl team. the former colts' coach last night said that quite a few coaches asked him to ask about vick and he will be on a team before training camp is over. josh hamilton says he is
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sorry for falling off the wagon of pictures surfaced of drinking with unidentified women on the internet. it was in january of hamilton with the women, none of whom are his wife in tempe. >> shirtless. >> shirtless. he said he called his wife and team after this to apologize saying he's been sober ever since. this story is crazy. an nhl hockey player allegedly beat up a cab driver over 20 cents. buffalo police say patrick kane and cousin attacking the cabbie. they pleaded not guilty and released. the cabbie described the alleged attack. >> one kane is joking me. the other one is punching me. don't you know who i am? messing with the wrong people. i said, i didn't have the extra 20 cents to give them change. >> which would mean they didn't want to tip the guy, too. you tip a driver. >> he says they gave him $15 for
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a $13.50 fare and gave them a dollar made. kane made $3 million last season with bonuses. the new england bonuses. the american academy of dermatology and the new england patriots are teaming up to offer free cancer screenings at practice. sunlight is believed to be the leading cause of skin cancer. they boare out in the sun, so they're going to be there helping people. well, do you want to know how to make your home energy efficient without losing the green that's already in your wallet? hln money expert clark howard has the info. >> as we move through the rest of this year, you're going to hear more and more talk about how to make your home more energy efficient. why? because there was a big push in the federal stimulus law. but i want to tell you what things really matter in your home and what doesn't.
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first thing you should do? believe it or not, is go up and if you have an attic in your house, look at the thing! if there's not enough insulation up there, hire a company to blow in insulation. the payback on that, like that. and a lot of states will subsidize the cost of you having the blown-in insulation done. next, you don't want to put in new windows in your house but you want to seal the air leaks around them. caulk, weather stripping? that is the second most important thing for you to do to your house. other than maybe making you a little sore doing it, it's cheap to do and it will pay back almost instantly. do that and you've done a lot. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can be smart with your dough, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays right here on hln. a little boy's family needs
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thousands of dollars to pay for a transplant that could save his life and now the boy's cousin is making a huge sacrifice to help them out.
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good morning on monday. where did the weekend go, huh? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. i'm looking at the day's top stories for you now. dive teams are facing some really rough conditions as they search the hudson river in new york. bodies aren't the only thing they're looking for after a deadly midair collision. wow. and that was just the quiet time. town hall meetings on health care reform are getting roudy, and that's just some of the anger seen across the country this weekend. a powerful typhoon has chased 1 million people from
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their homes, and that building is a hotel crashing into floodwater. the divers will try to find two more bodies and the wreckage of a small plane involved in a midair collision over the hudson river in new york. police raised crews before the weather turned. tough weather has made it hard for the divers, though. >> we appreciate all the effort the divers made. they did a great job of bringing up the wreckage of the helicopter yesterday. almost all of it was intact. we think they had some positive hits on the skin of the airplane, and we are very hopeful they might be able to pull that up today. deep water, tags currents, there's a lot of challenges for the divers, so we'll have to see what they can accomplish today. >> a number of witnesses watched in horror as the two aircrafts plunged into the river. here's how some described it. >> the plane rolled into the helicopter, hit the side of it. the helicopter went straight
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down into the water. there was a poof of smoke and a bang. the plane hit the water near the w hotel and fell apart in a couple pieces. pretty bad. >> the only thing i saw was a black helicopter went down. we were all watching, it was like in the movies, and it was turning and then the head went down first. i was just very shocked. i think i was screaming for a few seconds and then two of us, we started calling 911. >> well, the crash is exposing some air traffic dangsz over the hudson. the crowded air corridor is less than three-quarters of a mile wide where that accident happened, and now there are some calls for stiffer air space regulation in that area. people are lining up for work and some were still asleep when bombs started going off before breakfast. this is in baghdad near mosul. they apparently targeted day workers and they blame al qaeda in iraq. al qaeda officials say 43 people
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died and 215 were hurt. people may be buried in the rubble. things got loud at town hall meetings about your health care. we are seeing a lot of this right now. some democrats are accusing some republicans of orchestrating the protest while republicans say democrats are using that accusation to slam people who have legitimate concerns. heersz a tape of the debate. >> it reads like something that was bought up in the early 1930s in germany. >> why are you voting for a health care plan that is shown not to work in massachusetts, and why are you going to institute that in a nationwide manner? >> when the republicans control congress and the senate, why didn't you introduce and pass health care reform? >> we're going to hear more from both sides about the health care debate and the debate about the debate in about 25 minutes. swine flu will probably be the biggest issue that's tackled
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during president obama's trip to mexico. he is there for a quick two-day summit with mexico president and steve harper. the meeting will also focus on drug trafficking and trade. eight people, including five young children, have been killed in a police chase in california. officers say that a stolen car they were chasing slammed into a pickup saturday southeast of fresno. the impact threw four kids from the truck. they died there along with all three people in the car. a fifth child died at the hospital. the kids' parents were injured. last we talked, friday, we had a hurricane felicia that was kind of being a pest to hawaii. now it's changed forms but it's still a pest. so let's talk right now to meteorologist bob van dillen. >> that's a good way to put it. at least it's dying in intensity. it's really the same strength it
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was this morning, 55-mile-per-hour sustained winds. most of it is across the eastern section. it looks like it will get very close to the hawaiian islands late tonight or early tomorrow morning. heavy rain, that is going to be the main threat for you. looking for as much as 15 inches of rain in some spots because it will be over those islands. about 12 to 16 hours. the big falls are already there, so be watching for that. look at the thunderstorms developing right now all ahead of the cold front. it's decent when it gets to syracuse and utica, heavy rain. excessive heat warning for you around philadelphia. it will feel like 102 when you get to d.c. area also. st. louis, you're dry for the time being. look to the west, though, a nice little line erupting right now.
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that moves to the east, slides on by. kansas city, you're drying out but will see more thunderstorms developing this afternoon. right around colorado in towards kansas, more thunderstorms, but the severe weather threat for the afternoon, it looks like it's going to line itself around the ohio valley down through chicago in towards denver. let me take you live to chicago right now. the dew point is riding high into the upper 60s to lower 70s in the region. watch for severe thunderstorms as a possibility, and it's going to be this afternoon. daytime high today, about 89 degrees. more of that, rob, in about half an hour. >> good morning to our fellow chicago folks. a star-studded michael jackson tribute concert is in the works in europe. they're inviting the biggest stars to perform michael jackson songs in vienna, austria. they won't confirm who or when they're taking the stage. michael jackson family members will be there. names like madonna, u2, whitney
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houston have surfaced in the video reports. watch as this hotel just topples over after a typhoon. it's a hotel! and that's just a small part of the devastation.
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in our salute to the troops today, we want to say happy birthday to private first class mauricio doomba. he turns 21 and here's his mother's message to him. veronica? >> good morning, robin. this message is for my son, mauricio. happy birthday, mauricio. this message is special because he's not going to be able to talk to me on his birthday because he's going on a mission. so i just wanted to tell him that we all miss him, we all love him, and we hope he comes
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back home safe. >> thank you, veronica. if you have someone in the military you want to salute, go to cnn.com/robin. can you believe this hotel just topples over into floodwaters? this is because of a typhoon that made floodwaters yesterday in china. thankfully this hotel was already evacuated when it collapsed, but as one reporter on the ground said, hundreds in another village might not have been so lucky. >> i can confirm now for cnn is that there were only 43 survivors. they're alive, they're accounted for, they were rescued. the rest are listed as missing. so the rescuers, they are estimating that worst case scenario as many as 400 to 800 may be buried alive right now as we speak under the mudslide. so the rescuers are working 24 hours a day around the clock trying to rescue them. >> well, watch how fast the water takes this house in the
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same area. right now, state-run media in taiwan says nearly 1 million people are homeless. at least 14 people have died. look how rough those waters are. check out this close call moments before the house washes away. are you watching? a small dog made it out of the house. let's hope all the people did, too. we're learning more about the man who police say opened fire on an aerobics class. why they ultimately searched, questioned and ultimately let the man go before the deadly shooting. judge sonia sotomayor can start moving into her chambers in supreme court. she is the third woman to serve on the high court. sources say she's already reading on some upcoming cases. the first one is next month when the court looks into free speech
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and campaign finance laws. if you hate the idea of haggling over the price of a car, this could eliminate a lot of that. our money expert jennifer westhoven has some of what we'll call good news in a bad economy. >> why not? if you buy a new car, you have to spend all this research on the car. you probably do that on line. then you have to learn about the car loan and the strategy. starting tomorrow, many gm vehicles are going to go on sale on ebay, so eliminating that part of the process. it can be very intimidating for people. it's a trial at first, it starts in california, and if it's popular, it could expand nationwide. gm already sells used cars on ebay, so we have some idea of what it could look like. you could click buy it now for a set price or you could click make an offer if you do still want to haggle, bull you'll be haggling on line. you won't have to sit at a
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table, they go back to a manager and talk with them. you're probably not going to buy that many new cars, so we could see that would be game changing when it comes to buying a new car. america seems to be getting the message about having too much debt and trying to pay it down. together in the latest month we paid down more than $10 billion worth of debt in june, according to the federal reserve. so that is five months in a row where we're paying off more than we spending, but there is still a lot of money out there that still needs to be paid off, and our consumers still owe $2.5 trillion in debt. so bob, we still owe more than we take home. >> okay. >> we're working on it. >> we're start to go pay it back, though, so some good news right there. jennifer, good monday. as you get back to work or back to school monday for a lot of folks, let me show you what it looks like air travelwise. down to the south, calling for atlanta today to get on the hot side.
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here's what it looks like. we're clear right now, humidity in place. north georgia watch for a few places to pop up with delays, but they're going to be short. cleveland, detroit, st. louis, watch for thunderstorms, one hour or more. atlanta, new york city, philadelphia, short delays there. a lot of people were turning in guns to the police in california, so why did the cops tell people to stop? útp
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16 minutes past the hour. new this morning, the man who killed three people in a rampage at a gym was questioned by police before the incident. police near pittsburgh say they questioned and searched george sodini a week before the rampage. a bus passenger reported seeing a man with a grenade but sodini was let go because a witness couldn't identify him as the man, so sodini killed himself at the fitness club. a campaign went over so well in fresno, california that
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police had to shut it down in less than three hours. police traded gift cards for guns. they quickly blew through $35,000 in three hours and had to turn people away. >> these are firearms used on the streets of fresno to do drive-by shootings. they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> police collected 447 guns and plan to do it again. you tell me, do you think this is the most effective way to lower the crime rate? a police officer from new jersey texted, i am for getting guns off the streets but guns do not make people criminals. amy in topeka, kansas. whether it's guns that are used in crimes or guns that you don't use anymore for hunting and/or shooting, it is stimulating the economy with the gift cards. we do the news, you give us your views. text your comments to hlntv. the key word is robin or you can
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find us on facebook and leave your message there as well. this video shows a robber being dragged away by his own getaway car. police say he led them on a chase after snatching a purse, and his leg got caught in the seat belt and the car kept rolling! he ended up with a broken leg, and yes, he was arrested. tiger woods had a dramatic come-from-behind victory. but he basically -- how can i say this -- he almost told on the officials, saying they helped him and he wasn't cool with that. >> yeah. it was weird. i've never heard anything like this before. these two guys were right there neck and neck, tiger woods in last year's british open winner padraig harrington. with a few holes left, officials said, guys, let's speed it up here. tiger was behind by one stroke at the time. it didn't phase him at all. he did this beautiful shot one foot from the pin, but
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harrington supposedly fell apart when he was told to pick up the pace. he completely misses it and hits it in the water. he triple bogeyed the hole and tiger would go on to win. an nhl hockey player allegedly beat up a cab driver over 20 cents. buffalo police say blackhawks player patrick cain ask his cousin attacked a cabbie. they gave him $15 for a $13.80 fare and he didn't have change. >> one was punching me. don't you know who i am, don't you know who i am, you're messing with the wrong people. i didn't have the 20 cents to give them change. >> if the allegations are true, do they not know the concept that you're supposed to tip a cabbie? >> always tip a cabbie, and cain made over $3 million last season
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with bonuses. terrell owens and the bills taking on the titans in the first pre-season game. a little fake punt by the titans. this is the fastest i've seen a titan run. and t.o. only played a few minutes but he looked good. they're so sipsyched in buffalo for this guy. let's see how long the honeymoon lasts. watch this poor guy as he reaches for a ball and he falls right on his face. this guy is hurt. starts bleeding right there. he and his son was there. his son was celebrating his 21st birthday. that is his son with down's syndrome, reportedly. albert pujols came over and gave the kid a ball, his dad was carted off and he is in stable condition. that is the good news. that was nice of albert to give him a ball. >> i feel bad for the guy who caught it. fell right on his face! the movie "twilight"
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dominated the teen choice awards. it won 11 awards last night. paddi paddington also picked up a surfboard for male hottie. more than 80,000 votes on line. in about 30 minutes, see who showed up on the red carpet with comedian kathy griffin. i don't know if this person would fall in the male hottie category, however. south carolina governor mark sanford may have violated state law when he used a plane. he flew places when his kids had sporting events and dental and hair appointments. many times they were mingled with official business. a blind man gets his sight
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back without explanation. you're going to love what this 92-year-old is most excited about seeing again! uh-oh!
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the new york stock exchange just opened for business. the market will probably lose momentum from friday's nine-month highs. investors are expected to be a little more cautious today, but we shall see. together live. divers have resumed their search for more bodies and debris from saturday's midair collision over the hudson river in new york. it will be a while before the ntsb determines why the tourist helicopter and small plane collided saturday. seven bodies were found, two are missing. in hawaii, people are troubled by the approaching
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storm of hurricane felicia. it is expected in hawaii late today or early tomorrow. g.i. joe commanded the box office over the weekend. "the rise of cobra" took in over $6 million in the united states and 100 million worldwide? julie/julia earned over 20 mil. i'm robin meade, welcome. angry protests are being heard at the congressional town hall meetings about health care, and as the meetings get rowdyer, lawmakers are taking pot shots at each other. >> we have these screaming groups on either side. that isn't helpful. let's be honest about this. town meetings aren't beanbag. i've had hundreds of them and sometimes folks gets upset. that's part of america, part of the process. but this is clearly being orchestrated and these folks are instructions. >> and these citizens who are
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energetic about this strikes me as demonstrating a kind of weakness in your position. in other words, you want to change the subject. i'd rather talk about the somebody at a town meeting who misbehaved. >> while all this is going on, the white house is looking at a bill to extend unemployment benefits. they said that might pass. we're getting information fwrunt lines in afghanistan. a helicopter came across some men on a road last week. they were insurgents setting up a bomb. come here and find out what happened next. >> hit the guy in the road. hit the guy in the road. you guys got the guy on the side? >> roger. >> okay. you're clear to fire. [ sound of gun ] >> fire and the explosion. yeah. the pentagon says that this
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happened in southern afghanistan. the video came from the camera that's mounted on the helicopter's gun. 51 american troops in iraq have been diagnosed with swine flo flu. now, that's from a military chief of clinic opes who said they all recovered, however, 70 others are in isolation because they may have contracted it. 153 people on a flight had to make an emergency landing after reportedly hitting a bird. the pilot decided to land the plane after he heard a noise. no one on board was hurt, but man, did they get a scare. >> it was nerve-wrracking. i did a lot of praying and shaking and just tried to comfort people. >> i'm a little nervous flying, so this probably didn't help too much. >> northwest airlines said they
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were booking all the passengers on do different flights. nasa's latest telescope is already a big success and it's only in the testing stage. you may have read about the kepler telescope on cnn.com. it launched in march, but already it has helped see a distant planet so hot that it glows. nasa released this picture. they're sure kepler will find earth-like planets later. they say this is a taste of things to come. 34 minutes past the hour. okay, so what's your week going to shape up like weatherwise. i'm checking bob to see how he's feeling about it. >> there it is. we're looking at rain showers throughout the day, robin. here's what it looks like on the radar picture. i want to start on the east coast because you have heat bubbling in new york, boston. outside of chicago and outside st. louis, too. heat index today, again if you're traveling to the east coast, it's going to be real hot for you.
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it feels like 105 to 110, especially around philly and d.c., but then we turn our attention to the bubbling showers and thunderstorms now developing right between kansas city and st. louis. here's st. louis right now. here's what it looks like with the travel cam because if you're traveling here, it's humid, temperatures about 91 degrees. with that daytime heating, it gets a little kick in the atmosphere with rising air. it's going to form some big thunderstorms for you later this afternoon. that's one area of concern. temperatures again, low 90s with big thunderstorms in the forecast. more showers coming out of kansas city and then they roll all the way into colorado now moving in towards kansas. here's where we'll get that severe weather and it will be right around that cold front. the front goes from ontario all the way south of chicago and then up to denver. so this is the area we're going to see all those showers and thunderstorms coming in later today, and the main threat is going to be gusty winds and large hail. new video, i want to show you this. huge waves crashing over china.
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this is from a typhoon that went through taiwan. look at all the debris scattered around. this is going to be a developing story. there are 14 people so far reported dead. 1.5 million people without electricity in taiwan, 1 million people evacuated from the coast of china just because of this one typhoon. it's still raining, it's a slow mover and lots of flood damage. you can see right here, robin, it's a developing story. let's just hope for the best. >> i think it's one we'll be watching for at least a few days. the situation looks bad. thank you. stocks in wall street have finished higher for four straight weeks. felicia taylor is at the new york stock exchange with a look at what this week could look like. >> hey, robin. it's a new day, new week and feds are looking ahead to wednesday's fed decision. it should take a look inside at how investors view the economy. the u.s. managed to avoid a second great depression. that's good.
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but he thinks a full recovery -- this is not so good -- is at least two years away. some companies are doing fairly well, though, like mcdonald's. sales there rose more than $4 million in july. they got a big jolt by their new mccafe products. price line reported a near 35% jump in second quarter profits. the company is best known for its name your own price hotel rooms and airfares says that leisure travel remains strong despite the recession, partly because of all the discounts now being offered. retailers are jitterry already about this year's christmas shopping season. more than 35% of consumers will spend less this holiday season. less than 3% say they'll spend more. 29% say it's just kind of too soon to tell. robin? >> it is a little soon. i would agree with that. it's only august. thank you. the family of tv pitchman
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billy mays is pushing back. they do not like what a florida medical examiner is saying about his death!
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the family of tv pitchman billy mays said they never knew he used cocaine. they're thinking about asking for an independent review of his autopsy. on friday they said he had used cocaine a few days before he died and it contributed to the heart disease that killed him. mays was found dead on march 28. the campaign for guns went
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over so well the cops had to shut it down after three hours. they traded guns for gift cards, and they burned through $35,000 in three hours and had to turn people away. >> these are guns used in drive-by shootings. they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> it doesn't matter if you're getting gang bangers or not, you're getting guns off the street. >> police plan to do it again. you tell me, is this the most effective way to lower the crime rate? kit b. in wisconsin e mailed, the guns more cash project is ridiculous. i saw one elderly couple who couldn't bring their guns to an assisted living home. aren't we glad they're off the streets? i know i feel better. i say if one small child's life
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was spared because the gun wasn't in the house, i say it was a success! text me here at 45688. you have to start with robin. or you can leave a message on our facebook page. you want to know how to make your home energy efficient without losing the green that's already in your wallet? hln money expert clark howard has these tips. >> as we move through the rest of this year, you're going to hear more and more talk about how to make your home more energy efficient. why? because that was a big push of the federal stimulus law. but i want to tell you what things really matter in your home and what doesn't. first thing you should do, believe it or not, is go up, and if you have an attic in your house, look at the thing! if there's not enough insulation up there, hire a company to blow in insulation. the payback on that, like that. and a lot of states will
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subsidize the cost of you having the blown-in insulation done. next, you don't want to put in new windows in your house but you want to seal the air leaks around them. caulk, weather stripping? that is the second most important thing for you to do to your house. other than maybe making you a little sore doing it, it's cheap to do and it will pay back almost instantly. do that and you've done a lot. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can be smart with your dough, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays here on hln. a gas station clerk grabbed a batted to help scare off a potential attacker. he said a van pulled up, a driver pulled out a knife and demanded the woman leave with him. the couple ran into the store, though, and the clerk locked the door. the suspect left but police caught him a few blocks away. cashing in on the recession
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by using a four-letter word. apparently that's all some people need! wait until i tell you what the word is.
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good morning! if your routine involves looking at the morning paper, honey, i got that for you. usa today reports that about a dozen states are expanding legalized gambling this year. it may generate up to $2 billion. the new york times reports the air space above the hudson river is like a highway without signs. people are calling for tougher rules after a deadly air crash there on saturday. new york senator paul schumer says flight traffic over the hudson is a safety and security risk. some people are cashing in on the recession. the washington post reports that more businesses are offering you cash for items like gold jewelry, your camera. the u.s. patent and trademark office has more than 100 requests for phrases like "cash for trash" and "cash for gas."
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the four-letter word people are cashing in on is cash. the movie "twilight" dominated the teen choice awards, but the big moment happened before it even started because comedian kathy griffin arrived on the red carpet with levi johnston as her date. huh? the dad of the former alaska governor's grandson. she calls him the ultimate teen. you may know about spain's running of the bulls. have you heard about running of the bulldogs. bulldogs of every breed ran in downtown san diego saturday or were pushed in baby carts. they kicked off a party and the proceeds go to pet owners who are in need. michael vick showed up atd a
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community center to talk to kids about dog fighting, and apparently he didn't want a whole lot of other people to know about it. here's rafer with more on that. >> well, robin, michael vick and the humane society apparently put this thing together. we heard vick was coming. the humane society said not true, as did vick's camp. they did, in fact, show up at a humane society. that is his limo there. he snuck in the back. reportedly was only let inside with 55 kids. the media had to stand across the street. vick wanted to avoid a media circus. meanwhile, vick's mentor says the quarterback is getting close to signing with an nfl team. quite a few coaches have called him to ask about vick, and she thinks vick will be on a team before training camp is over. recovering alcoholic and texas ranger josh hamilton says
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he's sorry he fell off the wagon after some pictures surfaced with him drinking with his shirt off with women, neither of whom were his wife, at a bar in tempe. he called his wife and team toal joiz and swaears he's been sobe ever since. blackhawks player patrick cain and his cousin attacked the cabbie after the cabbie didn't get 20 cents in change. both men were charged with felony robbery, they both pleaded not guilty and were released. the cabbie described the alleged attack. >> one man is choking me, the other is punching me. don't you know who i am? don't you know who i am? you're messing with the wrong people. i says, i didn't have 20 cents to give them change. >> they're not even going to give him a tip? >> apparently they were not going to give him a tip. we haven't heard from cain yet. incidentally, cain made over $3
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million last year with bonuses. the new england patriots and the american academy of dermatology are teaming up today to tackle new england patriots are teaming up with the american cancer society to give free skin cancer screenings. go out and watch them practice, get yourself screened. that's sports. >> hey, thanks. okay. if you find yourself in the airport today, i bet a lot of you are business travelers, so how's it going for work today? hi, bob. >> good morning, robin. so far, so good. it's still early, relatively speaking out west. usually the fog comes in. today ought to be a clear start, but we will see some delays across the midwest. that's going to stretch all the way down to the southeast. here's atlanta right now, daytime highs, mid- to low 90s. it's going to be hot. the humidity is up there. thunderstorms coming in this afternoon. probably get a half hour to hour-long delay in north georgia. for the rest of the region, a little bit worse around cleveland, detroit, chicago, and
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st. louis. thunderstorms over an hour. more details in about a half hour. during a recent visit to africa, hillary clinton showed that she can get down and funky. ♪ >> the video of the secretary of state busting a move popped up on youtube. she joined the group dancing while she was in kenya. clinton plans to visit seven african countries during her world tour. what are you going to do when you got -- people put you up on stage, they have a microphone and they're saying dance. this story just touches your heart. a little boy has spent his life battling a condition that makes his skin vulnerable to the slightest touch. now his cousin could soon give up her home so that the boy's family can pay for a life-saving transplant.
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