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bodies after a plane crashes in the hudson river. how they're piecing together what went terribly wrong. attack on insurgents like we rarely seen. front lines of afghanistan. and a chilling warning from the top u.s. commander there. and a big drag for a suspected robber who led police on a three-mile chase. they ended up chasing him not just to catch him but to save him. i'm chuck roberts. welcome on a monday hln "news and views." diver are scouring the water for the two remaining victims of saturday's crash of a sight-seeing helicopter and a small fixed wing plane. that crash killed a total of nine people and this morning divers working in near zero
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visibility say they think they located the plane. they say they hope to pull it out of the water today. most of the chopper was plucked yesterday and the ntsb says it was close to intact. alert witnesses on both shores, the new york and new jersey sides of the river, caught the crash on their cameras. and the ntsb says their quick action is helping them piece together exactly what happened. >> we've had some very good information from eyewitnesses. we have some footage, some pictures that 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. >> investigators are looking into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson factored into the crash. a probate hearing is under way right now concerning michael jackson's estate. his mother catherine wants to become a co-executor along with john bronco and john mcclain. court documents indicate the
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singer'ses mate could be worth as much as $500 million but the actual current worth is about $100 million. court filings show branca and mcclain have received $5.5 million from his former financial adviser. they've taken possession of much of his property and hope to finish several multi-million dollar deals soon. the man who killed three people in a shooting rampage in a gym in western pennsylvania last week was questioned by police before the incident. police near pittsburgh say they questioned and searched george sodini just a week before the rampage. a bus passenger reported seeing a man with a grenade and sodini matched his description. he was let go because the witness couldn't identify him as the man. police won't say whether they found any grenades at sodini's home. sodini killed himself at the fitness club. democratic senate claire mccass kill is holding two town hall meetings today. recently opponents of overhaul have disrupted similar town hall meetings across the country by
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loudly protesting the plan. in fact, a meeting last week outside st. louis ended in a brawl with six arrests. at mccaskill's first meeting today she tried to calm the crowd by telling them the plan was far from approved. >> we are a long way from there. so i want everyone to take a deep breath and realize that, i mean, this horse is not out of the barn and galloping toward the finish. >> she addressed the opponents' objection to government-run health care. >> what gets me about don't let the public option happen, because somehow, you know, it's not going to be an option, is this notion that if government is so bad at it, why can't the private sector compete with it? you can't have it both ways. either government is going to be good at it and it will be a good thing for everybody or government is going to be terrible at it and private sector is going to kick their you know what. >> she canceled some in st. louis because of a safety
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concern. senate leaders traded barbs over the weekend about the recent tall town hall protests. they say they use the meetings to express their opinions. democratings say the disruptions are actually hurting the democratic process. >> i'll tell you what's wrong with it. when there's a group of people honestly sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers, and instead someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end, that isn't dialogue, that isn't the democratic process. >> awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings are not shouting at anybody. they're trying to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody and the country, which is our own health. so i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy. >> the republican party has said it's not behind the protests, but some conservative groups have encouraged people to show their opposition. a meeting of the three amigos today in mexico.
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president billion is on a two-day swing there for talks with fellow nafta leaders. fillipe calderon topping the agenda, swine flu, drug violence, and trade. in about 30 minutes, all three leaders will hold a joint news conference on the tri-lateral summit. peel were lining up for work and some were still asleep when bombs began going off before breakfast. they targeted shiite areas in iraq, mostly in baghdad and near mosul. 48 people died, 231 are wounded. truck bombs leveled 32 homes near mosul, where officials say people may be buried in the rubble still. we're getting amazing pictures from three front lines in afghanistan. helicopter attack team came across some men on a road. they said they were insurgents setting up a roadside bomb. here's what happened next. >> there's a guy on the road. there's a guy on the road. >> roger. there's a guy in the road. >> you have them in your sight.
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>> roger. >> okay. >> fire. >> you're going to fire. >> and then the explosion. the pentagon said this happened in southern afghanistan. the video, by the way, comes from a camera mounted on the helicopter, on the skid of the helicopter. a top u.s. commander says taliban militants are an aggressive enemy winning the war in afghanistan. in an interview with the "wall street journal" mccrystal warns u.s. casualties running at record levels will remain high for months to come. general mccrystal said they're going to threaten relatively stable areas in the north and west. a record 68,000 troops are fethed to be in afghanistan by the end of the year. a might marnightmare, that'y describe a flight that was supposed to be 2 1/2 hour flight from houston the the twin cities in minnesota. they were trap owed an small plane for nine hours overnight
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with clogged bathrooms, crying kids, and little or no food. bad weather caused the plane to land in rochester, minnesota. officials blame airline regulations for keeping everyone on board. the passengers were finally allowed inside the terminal at daybreak, only to reboard the exact same plane a few hours later. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california, police had to shut it down in less than three hours if 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 banged or not, you're getting guns off the street. >> they plan to do it again. so what do you think? waste of taxpayers' money or a good tool of fighting crime?
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call 1-877-tell-hln or e-mail cnn.com/hln and text your word views to hlntv. standard text message rates apply. we're going to put your replies on shortly and throughout the afternoon. shocking pictures of typhoon's ferocious aftermath. six-story hotel teetering on the brink. you've got to see what happens next.
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tropical storm felicia is moving rapidly as it moves. it still may pose significant problems. the former hurricane is expected to make landfall daybreak local time tomorrow. right now sustained winds are 45 miles per hour. the islands could get heavy rained fall, high surf. the state has been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. residents have been sandbagging and stocking up on emergency items and staples. a storm that's wreaked havoc
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from philippine to china is no longer considered a typhoon. it up rooted 1 million people to escape major flooding and it triggered a massive landslide in taiwan. hundreds of people were missing and believed to be buried under tons of mud. thousands of houses have toppled from the high winds and flooding. here's a six-story hotel that just fell over and crashed into a raging river. all of the guests had been evacuated. could be days before we find out how many lives this storm has taken. it killed 22 people last week in the philippines. another typhoon is bringing heavy rains to southern japan. floods and landslides are blamed for 13 deaths and 10 other people have reported missing. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands of people displaced. eight people including five young children were killed in a police chase in california. officers say the suspects were in a stolen car that slammed into a pickup truck saturday southeast of fresno. the impact threw four kids from the truck and the truck ended up in a tree.
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the children died there along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kids' parents were injured. alleged purse snatcher in michigan led police on a chase but the get-away hit a snag as he tried to bail out of a moving car. here's the dash cam video. the suspect's seat belt got tangled around one of their legs and he was dragged as the car kept rolling about ten miles an hour. to make matters worse his head got slammed by the car door when the car went past a tree. they had to run the car down on foot to get it under control. the us a speth, lawrence neil, has a broken leg and faces charges of robbery and alluding police. a gas station clerk grabbed a bat to scare off an attacker. the van pulled up by hind two tourists. the driver pulled out a knife and said a woman to leave with him. the couple ran into the store and the clerk locked the door. the suspect left and they caught him. they caught him targeting a 13-year-old girl. a legally blind man says he
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can see after being rushed to the e.r. an eye disease impaired 90 yorld's vision a couple years back. last week a dizzy spell sent him to the emergency room and the doctors evaluated him, he realized he could see more clearly. >> oh, i see everything. i see a car is there, the building here, t. them there. i like to look at the women and i'm looking for a nice gal about, oh, no younger than 75. i want one that walks, too. >> he's going to go back to the doctor today to see if he can learned what happened in the e.r. talking about crashing a party. of all things, a wedding on a beach. they were about to tie the knot when a plane ditched right before their eyes. hear from the pilot himself who said he had no choice but to do it right there and right then.
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military has been using websites like twitter and youtube to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events. the associated press says the air force tracked twiter to get the public's reaction to the air force flyover of new york city earlier this year. pentagon officials say they recognize the benefits of social networking sites but are also addressing security concerns. when it comes to cleaning up toxic wastes the bush administration may have president obama to beat, or actually had him beat. that's according to new epa estimates which say 42 toxic waste dumps will be cleaned up
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in the next two years. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year. the white house says that's because the sites that are left are harder to clean up. south carolina governor mark sanford may have violated state law when he used a state plane, according to the associated press investigation. he flew to place where's his kids were having sporting events and dentist and hair appointments. the a.p. said many times the trips were mingled in with business trips. his rep said he only used the plane for official business and they documented it. prison officials in california say tension between hispanic and african-american inmates likely led to a massive riot over the weekend that injured more than 250 inmates. they say hundreds of inmates started a fire that seriously damaged one prison building in chino, california, saturday night. dozens of officers stepped in using pepper spray and foam projectile. 55 inmates went to the hospital but no injuries are considered life threatening. the disturbance lasted four
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hours. all ten prisons in southern california have been put on lock-down as a precaution. the family of tv pitchman billy mays insists 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 while mays didn't use cocaine immediately before his death he did use it a few days before he died. and it contributed to the heart disease that killed him. mays was found dead in his bed june 28th. the vampire flick "twilight" dominated last night's teen choice awards. one of the biggest moments was before the show began as kathy griffin arrived on the red carpet of levi johnson, the exfiance of sarah palin's daughter. emergency landing in the middle of a seaside we'ding on saturday in connecticut. they rode horses out to the connecticut beach east of new haven to say their i dos.
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they were about to board the boat for a reception. next thank they knew, a plane dished right offshore. the pilot said he hated to crash the party but he had to land somewhere fast. >> my engine stopped. i lost all pressure. all of a sudden there was a large bang and the propeller wasn't going around anymore. i was about 4,000 feet. and then i had four or five minutes before i've got to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> and it wasn't. the pilot was supposed to go to a wedding himself. he decided to skip the wedding and go for a ride instead. if you hate the idea of haggling this could eliminate stress in buying a new car. that's good news in a bad economy. beginning tomorrow, gm vehicles will go on sale on ebay. the trial begins in california. if it's popular it could expand nationwide. gm already sells used cars on ebay. you can click "buy it now" for a
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set price or "make an offer" to try and get a better price. at least this way you will haggle online. no more worrying while the salesperson checks with his manager. cash for clunkers could be a great deal if you want to buy a new car, but not a used car. all the cars being traded in for cash are being crushed. fewer used cars, less supply means more demand which ch means higher prices. kelley blue book analyst says that could push prices up 5% to 10%. you may soon be able to deposit your checks via iphone. a privately held bank and insurance company is upgrading its system to allow customers to take a picture of the front and back of a check with their iphone. deposit the check via their phone. only customers who are eligible for credit and have some type of insurance through usaa will be permitted to use that deposit feature. you want to make your home energy efficient without losing the green in your wallet? clark howard has some tips.
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>> if 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 at the federal stimulus law. but i want to tell you what things really matter your home and what doesn't. first thing you should do? believe it or not, 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. and a lot of space with 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 feel the air leaks around them. caulk, weather stripping, that is the second most important thing for you to do to your house. then maybe making you a little sore doing it, i cheap to do and it will pay back almost instantly. do that, you've done a lot.
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i'm clark howard. for more ways you can be smart with your dough, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. don't forget, great consumer advice for nothing every saturday and sunday. clark howard, noon and 4:00 eastern right here. he's going to help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. a dog taken to an animal shelter is now headed to iraq. the army was looking for a short-haired trainable dog to be a mascot for a police brigade. and it sound sophie at a shelter in jamestown, california. >> kind of boost your morale. you know, you could be there, have a long day, you know, but knowing that she came from the states, you know, and a lot of people have dogs. you know, so this will be like their, your know, their dog away from home. >> sophie will spend nine months in iraq and then live with the army general. not bad. no screaming match that the town hall meeting. democrat senator claire mccaskill answering tough
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questions about end of life care.
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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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it's been called the three amigos summit. president obama, mexican president fillipe calderon and steven harper are taking part in a news conference. and there's the venue. their summit ends today. they've had a lot of their plate. they've been discussing the economy, climate change and a major hot button issue, specifically the u.s./mexico war on drugs. a news conference will be streaming live on our website. if you would like to see it in progress, it's simple, it's right there. cnn.com/live. claire mccaskill held a relatively town hall meeting today where she promoted president obama's plan to reform health care. recently opponents of overhaul
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has disrupted similar meetings across the country loudly protesting the plan. a meeting last week in st. louis ended in a brawl with six arrests. after mccaskill's meeting today she spoke to brianna keilar about it. >> people have strong opinions in there. i think we had a good, strong discussion. i think i was able to hopefully help people with bad information. they're getting information that is just flat wrong. >> what did you think was really important to say, this is true, this not true, et cetera? >> the most important thing, i have an 81-year-old mother who is incredibly important to me. and the notion that i would ever, or our government would ever do anything to cut short or dismiss the quality of life for our seniors is so offensive to me as an american. and i think it's -- as the aarp said, it's just a flat lie. there's no rationing of health care proposed for our elderly. there's no notion that people are batting about that sam how elderly people are going to be dismissed and told you're can't
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get health care. hopefully i was able to reassure to people that, not in america, that's not going to happen. >> she has another meeting today. the school district canceled one for tomorrow because of safety concerns. they braided barbs over the weekend. dem straighters are using the meetings to express their opinions. they are hurting the democratic process. >> i'll tell you what's wrong with it. when there's a group of people honestly sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers, and instead someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end, that isn't dialogue, that isn't the democratic process. >> awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings are not shouting at anybody. they're there to try to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody in the country, which is our own health. so i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy.
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republican party said it's not behind the protests but some conservative groups have encouraged people to show their opposition. recovery crews in new york are still searching for the last two victims of the plane collision in midair. nine people were killed when a small plane struck a tourist helicopter. now many are wondering if it was an accident waiting to happen. susan candiotti is in hoboken,new jersey, with more. >> reporter: each painstakingly lifted from waters up to 50 feet deep. divers were near zero visibility. >> 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. >> reporter: recovery teams transferred victims from motorized ramps to a police
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boat. a process of identification and autopsies are whaell under way. they pulled the sight-seeing helicopter from the bottom of the hudson river. trapped inside the wreckage, two more victims. investigators will examine every bit of twisted debris from the liberty tours chopper. the sight-seeing company in business since 1986 have had several accidents in the last 14 years. >> the safety board has a record of eight accidents and one incident involving liberty helicopters. the first accident was in 1995. >> reporter: in this july 2007 incident, a chopper crash landed in the water but no one was hurt. in a statement, a spokesman for lib ber thank you tours told cnn the company, quote, is cooperating fully to get all the facts. at this time their priority is to help with the family of their pilot and, of course, the families that were involved in the accident. pilot jeremy clarke reportedly engaged to be married, was
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killed. so were five tourists including two teenagers. on the small plane, 15-year-old douglas at altman and they lost their liveses. they put together a video tribute for him on youtube. >> by the way, neither aircraft was required to have an electronic data recorder on board. a probate hearing is under way right now concerning michael jackson's estate. his mother wants to be a co-executor along with john bronca and john mcclain, named executors in his will. court documents indicate the estate could be worth $500 million but the actual current worth is about $100 million. court filings show branca and mcclain have received $5.5 million from his former financial adviser. they've taken possession of much of his property and hope to finish several multi-million dollar deals soon. the man who killed three people in a shooting rampage in a gym in pennsylvania last week
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was questioned by police before the incident. police near pittsburgh say they questioned and searched george sodini just a week before the rampage. a bus passenger reported seeing a man with a grenade and sodini matched his description. sodini was let go because the witness couldn't identify him as the man. police won't say whether they found any grenades at sodini's home. sodini killed himself at the fitness club. people were lining up for work and some were still asleep when bombs began going off in iraq before breakfast. the attacks targeted shiite areas across the country. mostly in baghdad and mosul. iraqi officials say 48 people died and 231 are wounded. truck bombs leveled 32 homes near moss soul where officials say people may be buried in the rubble. we're getting amazing pictures from the front lines in afghanistan. for example, a helicopter attack team came across some men. it looked like they were planning a roadside bomb. here's what happened next. >> there's a guy on the road.
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there's a guy on the road. >> roger. there's a guy in the road. >> you have them in your sight. >> roger. >> okay. >> fire. >> you're going to fire. >> and then the explosion. the pentagon said this happened in southern afghanistan. the video came from a camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. a top u.s. commander says taliban militants are an aggressive enemy winning the war in afghanistan. in an interview with the "wall street journal" general mccrystal warns u.s. casualties running at record levels will remain high for months to come. general mccrystal said they're going to threaten relatively stable areas in the north and west. a record 68,000 troops are in afghanistan by the end of the year. a nightmare, that's how passengers of an express air flight described what was supposed to be a 2 1/2-hour
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flight from houston to the twin cities in minnesota. they were trapped on an a. small plane for nine hours overnight with clogged bathrooms, crying kids, and little or no food. bad weather caused the plane to land in rochester, minnesota. the tsa agents had gone home for the night. officials blame airline regulations for keeping everyone on board overnight. finally, they were allowed inside the terminal at daybreak, only the reboard the same plane a few hours later. shocking pictures of typhoon's ferocious aftermath. take a look. this is a six-story hotel teetering on the brink. you have to see what happens next.
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tropical storm felicia is
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weakening rapidly as it's moves towards hawaii but it may still cause significant problems. the former hurricane is expected to make landfall daybreak local time local time. right now sustained winds are 45 miles per hour. the islands could get heavy rain, high surf and winds strong enough to cause some damage. the state has been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. residents have been sandbagging and stocking up on emergency items and staples like batteries and bottled water. a storm that's wreaked havoc from philippines to china is no longer considered a typhoon. it up rooted 1 million people to escape major flooding and it triggered a massive landslide in taiwan where hundreds of people are missing and believed to be buried under tons of mud. thousands of houses have toppled from the high winds and flooding. watch this. a six-story hotel falls over and crashes into a rushing river. all of the guests had been evacuated. could be days before we find out how many lives this storm has taken. it killed 22 people last week in
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the philippines. another typhoon is bringing heavy rains to southern japan. floods and landslides are blamed for 13 deaths and 10 other people are said to be missing. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands of people displaced. eight people, including five young children, were killed in a police chase in california. officers say the suspects were in a stolen car that slammed into a pickup truck saturday southeast of fresno. the impact threw four kids from the truck and the truck ended up in a tree. the children died there along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kids' parents were injured. alleged purse snatcher in michigan led police on a chase but the get-away hit a snag as he tried to bail out of a moving car. this dash cam video shows how the suspect's leg became tangled in the seat belt. there he is, dragged, the car rolls at about ten miles an hour. to make it all worse, his head got slammed by the car door when the car skimmed past a tree. the cops hads to run the car down, that means run it on foot,
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to get it under control. the suspect is lawrence neil who suffers a broken leg and now faces charges of robbery and alluding police. a gas station clerk grabbed a bat to scare off an attacker. the van pulled up behind two tourists in miami. the driver pulled out a knife and demanded the woman leave with him. the couple ran into the store and the clerk locked the door. the suspect left and they caught him a few blocks away. police say they caught him targeting a 13-year-old girl. the family of billy mays says they never knew he used cocaine. they're thinking of asking for an independent review for an autopsy. they say while mays didn't use cocaine immediately before his death he did use it a few days before he died and that contributed to the heart disease that killed him. billy mays found dead in his bed june 28th. talk about crashing a party. of all things, a wedding on a beach. a couple was about to tie the knot when a plane ditched right offshore. hear from the pilot himself
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about why he had no choice but to do it right there and right then.
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we're following a possible braking story, it is a breaking story of a possible bank robbery in progress in the sherman observation area in los angeles, right along -- basically in the valley area near the 101 and the 405. a bank manager, bank of america branch manager in sherman oaks has called indicating he heard strange and suspicious noises coming from the vault. police have been called in. they're now preparing to enter the bank. they don't know what they're going to find. they don't know if it's a false alarm. we're working to get all details. that's about all we know. there are three b of a branches in sherman oaks but that's one of them right along ventura. the manager thought he heard something coming from inside the vault. so as we get more information, we'll bring it to you then. recovery efforts continue in the hudson river in new york after a helicopter and small plane collided on saturday killing nine people before any media outlets could arrive
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though, several i-reporters were on the scene. jim davidson was two blocks away and heard what sounded to him like a car backfiring or fireworks. at first he didn't think much of it until called him and told him. he captured the photos of the rescue crews looking for survivors. david sads he simply wanted to get pictures before the media outlets arrived at the screen. he shot this video from his balcony. the hudson is 400 yards from his apartment. he heard loud boom and firecracker sound and rushed out to see what happened. gupta said in ten minutes they were searching the crash site. the video shows the divers going into the water apparently looking for survivors. he said it only took rescue divers 15 to 20 minutes to get into the water to look for possible survivors. divers are back in the water today to look for two more victims. we would like to thank davidson and gupta for those photos. if you have any, go to
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ireport.com and look for the up load now link to get the easy instructions and how the tell your story. a guns for cash went so well they had to shut it down in three hours if 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 if you're getting gang danger or not, you're getting the guns off the street. >> they plan to do it again. what do you think? a waste of taxpayer money? is this a good crime-fighting tool? is it effective? is it a waste of money? whatever you think, give us a call. 877-835-5456, toll free. e-mail, cnn.com/hln or text views plus your comment and name to hn hlntv. we will air your responses all
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day today. military has been using websites like twitter and youtube to monitor and react to coverage of high-profile events. the associated press says the air force tracked twitter to get the public's reaction to the air force flyover of new york city this year. pentagon officials say they recognize the benefits of social networking sites but are also addressing the obvious safety concerns. when it comes to cleaning up toxic wastes the bush administration may have president obama to beat, or actually had him beat. that's according to new epa estimates which say 42 toxic waste dumps will be cleaned up in the next two years. 42. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year. the white house says that's because all the sites that are left are harder to clean up. in southern california they say tension between hispanic and african-american inmates likely led to the massive riot in chino that injured 250 inmates. they say hundreds of them began starting a fire that seriously damaged one prison building saturday night. dozens of officers stepped in using pepper spray and foam
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projectiles. 55 inmates went to the hospital, but none of the injuries are considered life threatening. this disturbance lasted about four hours. california prisons were placed on lockdown as a precaution. a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a seaside wedding just east of new haven, connecticut, on saturday. the couple rose horses out to the beach to say their "i-dos" were about to board a boat to their reception. next thing snow, a plane ditched offshore. the pilot said he hated to crash the party, but he had to land somewhere 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 that means i have, you know, four, five minutes before i've got to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> no, sir. the pilot was actually supposed to be at a wedding himself.
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he decided to skip the wedding and go for a ride instead. if you hate the idea of haggling, this could eliminate a lot of stress in buying a new car, and that's some good news in a bad economy. beginning tomorrow, many new gm vehicles will be on sale on ebay, new ones. the trial starts in california, and if it proves popular, it could expand nationwide. gm already sells used cars on ebay. you can click "buy it now" for a set price or you can click "make an offer" to try to get a better price. at least that way, you'll haggle online. no more worrying about the salesperson checking with his manager. your canine companion may be smarter than you think. research shows most dogs can reason, count to about five and recognize roughly 165 words and gestures, meaning the average pooch may be smarter than a 2-year-old toddler. so, what are the smartest breeds? border collies, poodles, retrievers, german shepherds and dobermans. the not-so-bright ones include borzois, chow chows, bulldogs,
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basenji and afghan hounds. a man went to the emergency room feeling dizzy and returned home able to see. now find out what he's looking for.
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the summit, president obama's summit with the leaders of canada and mexico, comes to a close. we're going to get the take of the three men on the progress they made. give up your gun for a gift card to, of all places, target? they'll do gun exchanges like this in fresno, california, really work? your views. and talk about being a power seller. now haggling over the price of a new gm car isn't your only option. you can bid on ebay. gm's deal win net. hi, everybody. "hln news and views." i'm chuck roberts. right now, president obama, mexico's press and stephen harper are in the middle of a briefing at the end of a summit in guadalajara, mexico.
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it's the second largest city in mexico. it's been called the meeting of the three amigos. the talks covered everything from swine flu, climate change to the drug wars and trade agreements. >> we have to work together to ensure prosperity. the global recession has cost jobs and hurt families from toronto to toledo to tijuana, so, we renew our commitment to work together in ottawa, washington and mexico city, building on our progress at the g-8 and g-20 supports. we agreed to continue to take aggressive, coordinated action to restore economic growth and create jobs for our workers, including workers in the north american auto industry. >> president obama arrived sunday night. he was spending less than 24 hours in mexico. people are lining up for work and some were still asleep when the bombs in iraq began going off before breakfast. the attacks targeted shiite areas across the country, mostly in baghdad and also near mosul. iraqi officials say 48 people
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died, 231 were wounded. truck bombs leveled 32 homes near mosul, where officials say people may still be buried in the rubble. we're getting amazing pictures out of the front lines in afghanistan. here it is, from a helicopter. an attack team came across some men on a road, apparently insurgents setting up a bomb. here's what happened next. >> hit the guy in the road. hit the guy in the road. >> roger. the guy in the road. >> we'll get the guy in the road. you guys get the guy on the side. >> roger. >> okay. >> clear to fire? >> you're clear to fire. >> and there's the impact right here. pentagon said this happened in southern afghanistan. the video is right from the camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. a top u.s. commander says taliban militants are an aggressive enemy with the upper hand that is winning the war right now in afghanistan. in a "wall street journal" interview, general stanley
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mcchrystal warns u.s. casualties, now at record levels, will stay high for months to come. mccrystal says the taliban are moving beyond their traditional strongholds in the south to harm normally stable areas in the north and west. a record number of troops could be in afghanistan by the end of the year. the man who killed three people in a shooting rampage last week at a gym in pennsylvania was questioned by police before the incident. police near pittsburgh say they questioned and served george sodini a week before the rampage. a bus passenger reported lay saw a man with a grenade and that sodini matched that description, but sodini was let go because the witness couldn't identify him as the man. police won't say whether they found any grenade in sodini's home. george sodini killed himself at the la fitness center just outside pittsburgh. 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.
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>> 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're getting guns off the streets. >> police collected 447 guns and they plan to do it again. what do you think? is that a waste of taxpayer money or is it an effective crime-fighting tool? what are the implications? e-mail at cnn.com/hln. or if you can text, just text "views," plus your comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates, of course. we'll air your responses throughout the day. democratic senator claire mccaskill is holding two town hall meetings in missouri today to promote the president's plan to reform health care. recently, the opponents of the overhaul have disrupted similar town hall meetings across the country by loudly protesting the plan and disrupting proceedings. in fact, the meeting last week in st. louis ended in a brawl
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with six arrests. at mccaskill's first meeting today in missouri, she tried to calm the crowd by telling them the plan was far from approved. >> we're a long way from there, so i want everyone to take a deep breath and realize that, i mean, this horse is not out of the barn and galloping towards the finish. >> mccaskill also addressed opponents' objections to government-run health care. >> what gets me about don't let the public option happen, because somehow, you know, it's not going to be an option is this notion that if government's so bad at it, why can't the private sector compete with it? you can't have to both ways. either government's going to be good at it and it will be a good thing for everybody, or government's going to be terrible at it and the private sectors are going to kick their you know what. a school district in a st. louis suburb canceled tomorrow's scheduled health care because of safety concerns. the town hall skirmish has indicated deep divide that's backed up by the latest cnn polling.
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and the white house -- and while -- i'm not sure what that word is, but anyway, it reflects most americans' feelings. if it's the people making noise that are getting the most attention. rescue me. how are you doing? >> hey, chuck. the thing about the protests is are they organic or organized? we've seen a lot of pictures and there are conservative groups posting where and when to go and what to say at these town halls, but at the time, a lot of people are going just on their own. i think you get a very different opinion when you ask democrats or republicans if these are organized or organic. take a listen to the top senate republican and the number two senate democrat. take a listen. >> i'll tell you what's wrong with it. when there's a group of people honestly sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers, and instead, someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end. that isn't dialogue. that isn't the democratic process. >> an awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings are
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not shouting at anybody. they're there to try to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody in the country, which is our own health. so, i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy. >> a lot of attention was paid to sarah palin's comments in all this. what did she say and what's the reaction? >> yeah. pretty controversial, chuck. this is what she said on her facebook page -- "the american i know and love is not one which my family or my baby with down syndrome will have to stand in front of obama's death panel so the bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of health care. such a system is downright evil." that was sarah palin on her facebook page. the president responded pretty quickly saturday in his radio and internet address. he said, let me start by dispelling these outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanas euthanasia. so a back-and-forth there over pailen's comments, chuck. >> all of this, of course, impact the 2010 congressional
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race. what do americans feel on who should be running congress? >> you are absolutely right. what the lawmakers do or don't do recording health care could affect next year's elections. with about a third of the senate. brand new numbers just out. 44% of democrats say the country would be better off if controlled by -- i'm sorry, 44% of americans say the country would be better off if controlled about democrats. they say 34% say it's better for the republicans to control congress. that margin is down from 15 points to 10 points for the democrats. and check this out, chuck. when it comes to favorable opinions of the party, 52% of americans have a favorable opinion of the democratic party. that's down six points from earlier this year, but the republicans are not making many gains. 41% have a favorable opinion of republicans, up only slightly from earlier this year. >> paul steinhauser, appreciate it. >> thank you. if you're getting married any time soon, give some uninvited guests a break so they won't be literally crashing the party.
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we'll talk to the pilot of a plane who made an emergency landing right at one couple's wedding.
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some kind of situation has developed at a bank of america branch in sherman oaks, california, in the san fernando valley. that's a man taken in cuffs, apparently. police say the branch manager called this morning, saying that there were some strange and suspicious noises coming from the vault, and here's a man being escorted by police from the direction of the bank, apparently in handcuffs. they haven't said if he's a suspect. they haven't even said if he's in custody in relation to the event at the b of a branch in the valley, right there in sherman oaks, and he's being patted down right now. a lot we don't know. we're going to effort more information to bring you the latest when it comes in. divers are back in the hudson river in new york today, scouring the water for the two remaining victims of the saturday crash between a sight-seeing helicopter and a small fixed-wing plane. that crash killed a total of nine people, and this morning
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divers working in near-zero visibility say they think they have located the plane. they hope to pull it out of the water today. most of the chopper was pulled out yesterday, and the ntsb said it was close to intact. investigators are looking into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson factored into the crash. >> this is a congested corridor. and so, i think we're going to have to see what the investigation develops, what the facts tell us, and then we will look to determine recommendations to prevent something like this from happening. the safety board investigates about 11 midair accidents every year. we've seen over the last ten years those accidents have resulted in about 158 fatalities. our charge is to make sure that accidents like this don't happen. we're going to try to look at everything to make sure that it doesn't, and we will make recommendations. >> alert witnesses on both shores of the new york and new jersey sides of the river caught the crash on their cameras and the ntsb says its quick reaction is helping it piece together
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exactly what happened. before any of the media outlets, in fact, arrived, a lot of i-reporters were snapping pictures at the scene. jim davidson lives just blocks away on the jersey shore in hobok hoboken, and he heard what sounded like a car back-firing or fireworks. he didn't think much of it at first until someone called him and told him, and then he captured photos of the rescue crews looking for survivors. he says he just wanted to get pictures before the media arrived at the scene. ashish gupta shot this from his balcony. the hudson is no more than 400 yards from his apartment. he heard a loud boom, followed by a firecracker sound and then rushed to see what happened. he said within ten minutes, police boats and helicopters were searching the crash site. the video shows the divers going into the water, apparently looking for survivors. he said it only took the rescue divers 15 or 20 minutes to get to the scene. well, divers, as we said, are back in the water today, looking for two more victims. seven have been pulled up so far, and we have to thank both jim davidson and ashish gupta
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for great i-reports. when you have pictures or video of breaking news or cool stories from wherever you are now, go to ireport.com and look for the upload link. a nightmare is how passengers of an express jet flight described what was supposed to be a 2 1/2-hour flight from houston to minneapolis/st. paul. the 47 passengers were trapped on a small plane, and it was a very small plane, for nine hours overnight with clogged bathrooms, crying children and little food. bad weather caused the plane to land instead in rochester, minnesota. officials blame airline regulations for keeping everyone on board. apparently, there was no security team, no tsa agents that late at night in rochester. the passengers were finally allowed inside the terminal at daybreak only to reboard the same plane a few hours later. a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a seaside wedding east of new haven, connecticut, on saturday. the couple rode horses out to the beach to say their "i-dos"
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and boarded a boat for their reception. next thing they knew, a plane ditched right offshore. the pilot says he hated to crash the party, but he had to land somewhere 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 a wi was about 4,000 feet a that means i have four or five minutes before i've got to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> the pilot was in fact supposed to go to a wedding himself but opted for a ride instead. we have new, incredible pictures from hollywood, florida, broward county. these are swimmers trying to rescue a small whale that's come too close to shore and is in danger of beaching itself. this is a small whale. we don't know what the problem is, why it may be disoriented. it may be hurt. but there's a lot of people on the beach watching this unfold. they're doing their best to get the whale out where it belongs.
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great pictures from hollywood, florida. and there is the mammal. isn't that great? all right, shocking pictures of a typhoon and the ferocious aftermath. a six-story hotel teetering on the brink. you've got to see what happens next.
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tropical storm felicia's weakening rapidly as it moves towards hawaii, but it could still pose some significant problems. the former hurricane's expected to make landfall around daybreak local time tomorrow. right now it has sustained winds
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at 45 miles per hour. the islands could get heavy rainfall, high surf and winds strong enough to cause some damage. the state has been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. residents have been sandbagging and stocking up on emergency items and staples like batteries and bottled water. the storm that caused widespread destruction from the philippines to china is no longer considered a typhoon. it uprooted nearly a million people who fled hundreds of chinese villages to escape major flooding, and it triggered a massive landslide in taiwan, where hundreds of people are missing and believed to be buried under tons of mud. thousands of houses have toppled from high winds and flooding. and look at this six-story hotel that just falls into a rushing river. all of the guests had been evacuated. it could be days before we know how many lives this storm claimed. it killed 22 people last week in the philippines. another typhoon is bringing heavy rains to southern japan. floods and landslides are blamed for at least 13 deaths and 10 other people are reported missing.
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hundreds of homes have been destroyed and thousands of people displaced. a little boy with a rare skin disease needs an expensive transplant that could save his life. payton thornton's condition causes his skin to blister and tear at just the slightest touch. so, his cousin is raffling off her home to raise the money for an operation that involves stem cells. >> every single child that's had it has just made unbelievable strides. >> 1,300 tickets have been sold so far. thorntons need at least another $3,500. if you hate the idea of haggling, this could eliminate stress in buying a car, and that's good news in a bad economy. starting tomorrow, many new gm vehicles will be on sale on ebay. the trial begins in california, and if it proves popular, it could expand nationwide. gm already sells used cars on ebay. so, you can click "buy it now" for a set price or "make an offer" to try to get a better price. at least this way, you'll haggle
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online. no more worrying while the salesperson checks with the manager. ♪ you want to make your home more energy-efficient without losing the green in your wallet? hln money expert clark howard has some tips. >> if we moved 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. 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. and a lot of states will see that as the cost of you having to have the insulation blown in. next, you don't want to put in new windows around your house, but seal the air leaks around them.
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caulk, weather-stripping, that is the second most important thing for you to do to your house. and other than maybe making you little 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. >> he's got great tips. don't miss great consumer advice. "clark howard" on weekends, right here saturdays and sundays, noon and 4:00 eastern. clark will help you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. the vampire flick "twilight" dominated last night's teen choice awards, but one of the biggest moments occurred before the show even began. comedian kathy griffin arrived on the red carpet with levi johnston as her date. the ex-fiance of sarah palin's daughter and the dad of the former alaska governor's grandson. she called him the ultimate teen. give up your gun for a gift card to, of all places, target. but do gun exchanges like this one in fresno really work?
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live pictures from south florida. that is a little whale calf, apparently with its mother, that got too close to shore, and a lot of people are watching and trying to help, and what we can tell you so far -- and this is not confirmed, but we're getting this from our affiliate wsvn -- apparently, the mother was coaxed back into her normal habitat. she's further away from the shore. but this is the little calf. and apparently, the calf may be swimming toward mom. so, all this could have a very happy ending. both animals got very, very close to the shore. a lot of people plunged into the water and they tried their best to coax them back. and here's pictures from earlier. that, i believe, is the calf as
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well. again, two whales apparently got too close to shore, and a lot of people did their best to get them reoriented and back out to deeper water where they, of course, belong. not clear how they became disoriented, whether the mom may be sick or what's going on. there, again, live pictures from wsvn, our south florida affiliate, of what appears to be a whale calf, perhaps going back toward its mother. and this could, again, be almost over now, because we don't see any evidence of anybody on shore. but there were jet skis. they've been trying to coax the animals back out to ski with jet skis, anything they could to get them back to where they belong. and apparently, with some success. democratic senator claire mccaskill held a relatively calm or tame town hall meeting in missouri today, where she promoted president obama's plan to reform health care. recently, opponents of the overhaul have disrupted several meetings across the country by loudly protesting the plan. in fact, a meeting last week in st. louis ended in a brawl with
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six arrests. after mccaskill's first meeting today, she spoke to brianna keilar about it. >> people had really strong opinions in there, but i think we had a good, full discussion. i think i was able to hopefully correct some really bad misinformation that's out there. people are just getting information that's just flat wrong. >> reporter: what do you think it was really important to say this is true, this is not true, et cetera? >> the most important thing -- i have an 81-year-old mother that is incredibly important to me. and the notion that i would ever, or that our government would ever do anything to cut short or dismiss the quality of life for our seniors is so offensive to me as an american, and i think it's -- as the aarp said, it's just a flat lie. there's no rationing of health care that's being proposed for our elderly. there's no, you know, this notion that people are batting about that somehow, elderly people are going to be dismissed and going to be told you can't get health care. hopefully, i was able to reassure people that not in america. that's not going to happen. >> mccaskill has another meeting
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today in missouri, but the school district canceled one for tomorrow in suburban st. louis because of safety concerns. senate leaders traded barbs over the weekend about the town hall protests. republicans say the demonstrators are using the meetings to express their opinions, while democrats say these disruptions are actually hurting the democratic process. >> i'll tell you what's wrong with it, when there's a group of people honestly sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers, and instead, someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end. that isn't dialogue. that isn't the democratic process. >> an awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings are not shouting at anybody. they're there to try to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody in the country, which is our own health. so, i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy. >> the republican party has said it's not behind the protests, but some conservative groups have encouraged people to show their opposition. it's about over now in
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southern california. prison officials in chino say tension between inmates exploded and led to a massive riot, which apparently has been calmed now. but at one point, hundreds of inmates started fires that seriously damaged one prison building on saturday night. dozens of officers stepped in using pepper spray and foam projectiles. we've heard reports 175 prisoners were hurt and that 55 went to the hospital. 30 are still there, but no injuries are said to be life-threatening. this disturbance lasted about four hours. more than 1,000 prisoners are being moved to temporary housing because of damage to the prison. all ten southern california prisons were put on lockdown as a precaution after the riot. eight people, including five young children, were killed in a police chase in california. officers say the suspects were in a stolen car that slammed into a pickup truck southeast of fresno saturday. the impact threw four kids from the truck and the truck ended up in a tree. the children died there along with all three people in the
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car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kid's parents were injured. tropical storm felicia is weakening rapidly as it moves towards hawaii, but forecasters say it could still cause significant problems. the former hurricane's expected to make landfall around daybreak local time tomorrow. right now, sustained winds are at 45 miles an hour. the islands could get a heavy rainfall, high surf and winds strong enough to cause some damage. the state has been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. residents have been sandbagging and stocking up on emergency items and staples like batteries and bottled water. a storm that caused widespread destruction from the philippines to china is no longer considered a typhoon. it uprooted nearly a million people who fled hundreds of chinese villages to escape major flooding, and it triggered a massive landslide in taiwan, where hundreds of people are missing and believed to be buried under tons of mud. thousands of houses have toppled from the high winds and flooding. and look
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a basis passenger had reported seeing a man with a grenade and sodini matched his description, but sodini was let go because the witness couldn't id him as the man. police won't say whether they found any grenades in sodini's home. george sodini killed himself at the fitness club. it has been 40 years since members of charles manson's notorious group killed seven people in los angeles, including actress sharon tate. the tate labianca killings. and while manson and others are serving life terms, one is being paroled this week. cnn.com's melissa long joins us with details. >> reflecting on those 40 years, the attorney who was prosecuting manson and the so-called members of his family reflects on the case, saying it was really the most bizarre and far out in recorded american history. so, it's perfectly understandable that this story would be among the most popular today. and we introduce you to what the
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convicted killers are doing today. we have a gallery that introduces you to them, because so many people are familiar with charles manson, but they don't know about the so-called family members. and we have a gallery of the key players like leslie van houten, who helped to hold a woman down as she was stabbed to death by another member of the family. now she's been involved in prison programs, mentoring other inmates, chuck, and they say she is the best candidate for parole. susan atkins, perhaps the most infamous after manson himself, stabbed then-pregnant actress sharon tate 16 times as she was pleading for mercy. well, now she has been denied parole 17 times and she is terminally ill with brain cancer. charles "tex" watson stabbed the actress, stabbed another and shot two others. s he's been in prison converting to christianity and became an ordained minister. and squeaky fromme is up after her arrest for pointing a gun at president ford. she was sentenced to life in
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prison but is actually set to be released on parole on the 16th of august. you can check out the gallery, learn more about their fascinating lives. many of them really as some would say model prisoners. that's on cnn.com. >> what's the latest with manson himself? >> 74 years of age right now. he has another parole hearing coming up in 2010, and he is still locked away, according to a prison spokesperson, in protective custody. you can read more about his past, read more about how he's still very popular because so many people have been fascinated by the horrific events from 40 years ago. there are t-shirts, posters. there was an animated series. not sure if you ever saw it, but "southpark" featured him in a christmas special. there have been books, a play, an opera, television films as well. if you want to learn more, go to our special section we have set aside dedicated to the year 1969, more specifically, the summer of 1969. we highlight not only the manson murders, but also the landing on the moon and woodstock. >> woodstock, which is what, next week, right?
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the anniversary. >> mm-hmm. >> all right, good job. thanks, melissa. appreciate it. from toronto to toledo to tijuana, president obama says people across north america will benefit from his meeting today with the leaders of canada and mexico. suzanne malveaux joins us live from guadalajara with details on what priorities emerge from this two-hour summit. suzanne? >> reporter: hey, chuck. well, it was the so-called summit of the three amigos. president obama meeting with the leaders of canada and mexico. what we expected and what came out of this, a joint statement on a number of issues, but the one primary issue was the swine flu h1n1 virus. all three leaders pledging to work together, transparency, accountability and tackling the swine flu, which is expected to be even more deadly come the fall. and as you know, chuck, it was here in mexico where it initiated in the spring and it has since become a worldwide pandemic. all three leaders saying they don't want to close the borders. they want to address the problem. they want to share information
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so that people essentially do not panic in the fall. the other thing, chuck, that the president actually addressed that is a domestic issue but is a number one priority for this president, health care reform, trying to move forward in that debate, get control over it, essentially, in the summer months, where the debate has become so incredibly heated. he was asked by a canadian journalist if it was anything, perhaps elements from the canadian system, which is predominantly financed by its own government, if there's anything they could takeway from that model and use for the united states. the president did not take the bait. he said that system works for canada, doesn't necessarily work for the united states, that americans need to find something that is uniquely american that works for them. take a listen. >> i suspect that you canadians will continue to get dragged in by those who oppose reform, even though i've said nothing about canadian health care reform. i don't find canadians particularly scary, but i guess
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some of the opponents of reform think that they make a good boogie man. i think that's a mistake, and i suspect that once we get into the fall and people look at the actual legislation that's being proposed, that more sensible and reasoned arguments will emerge and we're going to get this passed. >> reporter: so, chuck, clearly, the president really trying to gain -- regain control over the debate inside the united states over health care reform. as we've seen from these town hall meetings, a lot of emotion, a lot of heated discussion and some big questions whether or not members of congress who are under pressure are going to be able to support health care reform, considering how controversial it is at this time. chuck? >> an issue that followed to guadalajara. appreciate it. we've been following the rescue of a whale along the shore in hollywood, florida, just outside of fort lauderdale. this is tape from earlier.
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a mother and a calf apparently became stranded close to the beach. swimmers tried their best to coax both out to sea, and they had at least some success. it now appears that both are swimming freely and away from shore. a lot of people on the beach were around to watch this unfold to see if mom and baby whale could be reunited. we're not clear whether that's already occurred, but it looks like it's almost inevitable, as the calf is now swimming out toward where the mother whale is. so, hopefully, a reunion is about to occur. a successful effort in south florida along the beach in hollywood, florida.
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amazing pictures from the front lines in afghanistan. we have to warn you, some people may find them disturbing. this is a helicopter attack team running across some men on a road, apparently insurgents setting up a roadside bomb. watch what happens. >> sneaking out to the road. there's a guy on the road. there's a guy in the road. >> roger, the guy on the road. >> we got the guy in the road. you guys get the guy on the side. >> roger. okay, clear to fire? >> you're clear to fire.
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>> and here's the blast. the pentagon said it all happened in southern afghanistan. the video is actually from a camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. meanwhile, a top u.s. commander says taliban militants are an aggressive enemy winning the war in afghanistan. they have the upper hand, according to general stanley mcchrystal in a "wall street journal" interview who also warns u.s. casualties at record levels now will remain high for time to come. he says they're moving beyond the strongholds in the south to threaten the normally stable areas in the north and west. a record 68,000 troops could be in afghanistan by the end of the year. people are lining up for work and some are still asleep in iraq when the bombs started going off before breakfast, targeting areas in baghdad and near mosul. iraqi officials say 48 people died and 231 are wounded. truck bombs leveled 32 homes
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near mosul, where officials say people may be buried in the rubble. a probate hearing is under way right now concerning michael jackson's estate. his mother katherine wants to become a co-executor along with john branca and john mcclain, who were named executors in the will. today they brokered a deal to do a movie featuring the footage of his final rehearsals inside the staples center. katherine jackson heads to review the contracts today and raise any objections. her documents indicate the estate is around $100 million. his executors say they hope to have several other multimillion dollar deals finished soon. a star-studded michael jackson tribute concert is in the works in europe. event organizers say they're inviting the biggest stars in the music industry to perform jackson's songs in vienna. they won't confirm a time or who may be taking the stage, but promoters did say jermaine jackson and other family members will be there. names like madonna, u2 and
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whitney houston have surface made it austrian media accounts. superman better have a plan b. enclosed phone booths are going the way of the dodo bird, especially in new york. how many of these private phone booths are left.
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president obama's summit with the leaders of canada and mexico comes to a close. we'll get their take on the progress they made. give up your gun for a gift card to of all places target, but do gun exchanges like this one in fresno, california, really work? we'll get your views. and an attack on insurgents like we have never seen. rare images from the front lines in afghanistan and a chilling warning from the top u.s. commander there. hln "news and views," i'm richelle carey. thank you for your time on this monday. we have been following a whale rescue. this is happening in hollywood, florida. we're trying to zoom in and get better pick tuesday for you coming to us live from wsvn.
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this is what happened, a mother and her calf got stranded pretty close to the beach, so swimmers tried to coax them back into the sea and we're thinking they actually had some success with this. at one time both appeared to be swimming away from the shore. these are live pictures of the swimmers trying to help with the situation from a little while ago. this is tape. now the whales seem to be circling around if we can get back to live pictures. we're trying to get you those now. a lot of people on the beach are watching this happen to see if the mom and baby whale will be reunited. we think the mother has actually gone back out to sea but it's the calf they're trying to work with right now. we'll continue to keep an eye on this and hopefully get you some live pictures of what's happening off the coast of hollywood, florida. we'll get you that as soon as we can. president obama's wrapping up a two-day summit in guadalajara, mexico with his nafta counterparts. it's been dubbed a meeting of the three amigos.
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topics included fighting swine flu, climate change, and the violent drug cartels. >> we also resolved to continue confronting the urgent threat to our common security from the drug cartel that is are causing so much violence and death in our countries. as i have said on many occasions, i heartily commend president calderon and his government for their determination and courage in taking on these cartels, and the president reaffirmed his government's commitment to transparency, accountability, and human rights as they wage this difficult but necessary fight. >> although the president was out of the country, he says domestic issues, like health care reform, remain his top priority. the president says the u.s. needs to find a health care system that is uniquely american and stressed the canadian model would not necessarily work for the u.s. he also vowed to fix the broken immigration system, his exact words, but he says it's on the back burner until at least next year. divers have been forced to suspend their search in the hudson river for two remaining
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victims of saturday's crash between the sightseeing helicopter and the small plane. that crash killed a total of nine people. the divers say the water is too treacherous right now, but they hope to pick things back up maybe later today. this morning the crew working in near zero visibility said they think they found the small plane. they hope to pull it out of the water later today. most of the chopper was pulled out yesterday and the ntsb says it was pretty close to being intact. alert witnesses on both the new york and new jersey side of the hudson caught the crash on their cameras and the ntsb says quick action is helping it piece together exactly what happened. >> we've had some very good information from eyewitnesses. we have some footage on some pictures that you all have seen that shows immediately after the collision some of the breakup sequence and the two aircraft actually falling towards the hudson river. >> investigators are looking
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into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson may be a factor in this horrible crash. we want to update you on the whale rescue that's is happening in hollywood, florida. this is a mother and her calf that got stranded pretty close to the beach. we thought we had made some progress with getting the mother back out into the water, but as you can see it appears the mother has beached herself and there are several people trying to get the mother back out into the water. this is a really dangerous situation if we cannot get the mother back out there. you can see the huge crowds that have gathered on the beach in hollywood, florida, watching this as this is happening coming to us live from our affiliate wsvn in the hollywood, florida, miami area. watching this rescue as they try to get the mother back out. we're not exactly sure where the calf is right now, but it appears the most urgent situation is happening with the mother while who has beached herself. i can't get an exact count but at least eight people trying to
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help this whale get back out into waters where she would be much, much more safe. this is a dire situation. we'll continue to follow this for you, so don't go anywhere. when it comes to cleaning up toxic waste, the bush administration may have president obama beat. that's according to new epa estimates which say 42 toxic waste dumps will be cleaned up over the next two years. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year. the white house says that's because the sites that are left are harder to clean up. this news comes as a cleanup of the upper hudson river is temporarily halted because of potentially dangerous contaminant is drifting down stream. the $750 million cleanup was suspended friday but could resume as early as tomorrow. tests showed elevated levels of pcbs considered to be a probable carcinog carcinogen. they were one commonly used as coolants and lubricants. claire mccaskill is holding
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two town hall meetings in missouri to promote president obama's plan to reform health care. recently opponents of the overhaul have disrupted similar meetings across the country with loud protests. a meeting in st. louis last week ended in a brawl with six arrests. mccaskill's first meeting today in missouri, she tried to calm the crowd by telling them the plan was far from approved. >> we're a long way from there, so i want everyone to take a deep breath and realize that, this horse is not out of the barn and galloping towards the finish. she also addressed opponent's objections to government-run health care. >> what gets me about don't let the public option happen because somehow, you know, it's not going to be an option is this notion that if government is so bad at it, why can't the private sector compete with it? you can't have it both ways. either government is going to be good at it and it will be a good thing for everybody, or government is going to be
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terrible at it and the private sectors are going to kick their you know what. >> a district in suburban st. louis canceled tomorrow's health care reform meeting because of safety concerns. senate leaders took sides over the weekend about the recent town hall protests. republicans say the demonstrators are using the meetings to express their opinions. but democrats say all the disruptions are actually hurting the democratic process. >> i'll tell you what's wrong with it. when there are a group of people sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers and instead someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end. that isn't dialogue. that isn't the democratic process. >> an awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings and are not shouting at anybody. they're there to try to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody in the country, which is our own health. so i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy. >> the republican party said
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it's not behind the protests, but some conservative groups have encouraged people to show their opposition. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california, police had to shut that thing down in less than three hour. the city traded gift cards for gun. police burned through $35,000 worth of cards and actually had to start turning folks 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're getting guns off the streets. >> police collected 447 guns and they're planning to do this again. so what do you think? is this just a waste of taxpayers' money or do you think things like this actually work because they are getting guns off the street? this is what you can do. you can call us at 1-877-tell-hln. you can also e-mail us by going
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to cnn.com/hln. there's also a link there to post your comments on my face book page, or you can text us. text "views" plus your comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. and again we are watching a whale rescue live a mother and a calf got stranded close to the beach. swimmers tried to coax them back into the sea. it does not appear to be going well. we're going to keep you posted on this. an update, next.
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taking you back to these pictures. this is coming to us from hollywood, florida, where a couple of whales are having a really tough time. a mother and a calf got stranded earlier close to the coast. this is tape of what happened just a little while ago, and you could tell massive crowds have
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gathered to see if these people's efforts are going to pay off. this is a mother that they thought they had gotten her back out into the water, but actually the mother apparently came much, much closer to the coast and appears to have beached herself. the live pictures we have for you are the calf that is not in as much danger as the mother but is still not in a good situation, not at all, but is has not beached itself like the mother has. this is the mother that is in a much more dangerous situation. all these people have gathered to try to get the mother back out into the water. they've put all types of towels on the mother to try to keep the mother moist. we don't know if there's actually professional marine biologists who have gotten to the scene. you can tell these are everyday people at the very least who care about what's happening to these animals. there's all types of towels on the mother. i guess they're waiting until as many professionals get there to make this situation have a happy
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ending. this is hollywood, florida. we'll keep an eye on this for you absolutely. the pace of job losses is slowing but the next bubble in the recession could be about to burst. unemployment benefits are running out for hundreds of thousands of americans. a lot of you already know this. cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow is in new york to break this down for you. poppy, a lot of people have been screaming at us wanting to make sure we know this because they're living this right now. >> we know this story. we're telling it. i just got an e-mail from someone who saw us talk about this a little bit earlier today just describing the hard time that they're having. it's one thing to lose your job, then you can't find one, and then your safety net breaks. your unemployment benefits run out and that's a harsh reality that about 650,000 americans will have to face by the end of next month, and 1.5 million americans will face the unemployment benefits running out by the end of the year. that's according to the national employment law project. what you need to know
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depending on the state you live in your benefits vary dramatically. we all have a standard 26 weeks. it's been extend to as much as 79 weeks in some weeks. let's look at michigan. in michigan you have the highest unemployment rate in michigan. you also have 79 weeks unemployment in the state of michigan. look at alabama. unemployment rate there over 10%, higher than the national average. you have 59 weeks of unemployment benefits in the state of alabama. and finally lets take a look at utah, because relatively speaking utah riding out this recession a little better that some other states. 5.7%. you can have 46 weeks of unemployment benefits. you hear more and more people putting pressure on their lawmakers to pass another extension, those unemployment benefits were extended, of course, as part of the stimulus package. again we have job losses slowing a little bit according to the most recent data. there's some opposition to that as well. if you're on unemployment you she had know just how much
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you're eligible for. >> what are you hearing? what are some of the stories of people who are out of their benefits? how are they getting by? >> it's a great question because it's so much more than these numbers we tell you. these are real stories, real people. there's an entire gallery on cnn money showing those people's faces and their stories that they're going through. let's show you two of them. i want to bring up first a picture of 42-year-old mary ortega from pennsylvania. spoke with her on the phone this morning. she lost her job. she was a retail store manager. lost it in may 2008. her benefits ran out last month, so she doesn't have any money coming in other than a part-time job at a mall that she just got and she just found out, this is good news, she might be eligible for an extension for those additional unemployment benefits. in the meantime, she's relying on her partner and part-time bill. it's so bad they can't even fix their dishwasher right now let alone pay for car repairs. there's patrick erwin, 40 years
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old. lost his job as a writer. target won't even hire him because they said he was overqualified. lets us know what you think on facebook. let us know if you're unemployed, what you're doing to cope with it if your benefits are running out. >> maybe some people can get ideas from people by doing that. >> i hope so. >> thank you, poppy. >> you're welcome. >> get much more of today's business news on cnnmoney.com. please do check it out for sure. well, there's a tv show called "are you smarter than a fifth grader." you might ask the same of your pet dog. now fido measures up to children of a certain age.
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well, they say it takes a village. it may take a village to save these two whales. this is what's happening in hollywood, florida. a mother and her calf got stranded way too close to the coast earlier. what's been happening, there's been we think maybe not even professionals, maybe just regular people that have gotten into the water to try to help these two whales get back out into the water like they're supposed to be. this is happening in hollywood, florida. these pictures coming to us live, some live, some tape from a couple of our affiliates there. they made some progress getting the mother and the calf back out into the water, but they appear to have beached themselves. what they have done, these people have gotten into the water with their towels doing everything they can to try to keep these two whales moist so
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they put towels on the mother and the calf until they can get some marine biologists and whatever professionals need to get there to the scene to try to assess the situation and hopefully get -- they appear really to be tage tated. to get these terrified animals back into safety. just as soon as possible and it appears the animals have gotten closer to each other. not really sure how that happened, not sure if these people actually got them closer together, if the animals literally pushed themselves closer together, but the mom and the calf appear to be incredibly close to each other. let's just kind of take this in, and they seem to be doing everything they can to keep them out of the sun because they're not in the water the way they should be. we're going to keep an eye on this for you. wow, what a scene. let's hope this plays itself out the way it's supposed to. it appears the mother is very, very agitated. very. we'll key an eye on that for you. we're getting some amazing pictures from the front lines in afghanistan. this might be pretty disturbing
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to you. a helicopter attack team comes across some men on the road and they see they're insurgents setting up a bomb. well, this is what happened next. >> there's a guy on the road. hit the guy on the road. >> roger, hitting the guy on the road. we're hitting the guy on the road. you guys have the guy on the side. >> roger. >> okay. clear to fire? >> you're clear to fire. >> and then an explosion. the pentagon says this happened in southern afghanistan and the video comes straight from a camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. a top u.s. commander says taliban militants aren aggressive enemy winning the war in afghanistan. in an interview with "the wall street journal" general stanley mcchrystal also warns u.s. casualties running at record levels now will remain high for months to come. mcclahrystal says the taliban a moving from the south to threaten relatively stable areas
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in the north and west. a record 68,000 u.s. troops could be in afghanistan by the end of the year. the man who killed three people in that shooting rampage in a gym in pennsylvania last week was questioned by police before that incident. police near pittsburgh say they questioned and searched george sow din dini a week before. a man reported seeing a man with a grenade and sodini matched the description. he was let go because the witness couldn't identify him as that man. your canine companion may be smarter than you think. research shows most dogs with reason, count to five, and recognize roughly 165 words and gestures. the average pooch may be smarter than a 2-year-old toddler. who are the smartest breeds? border colleys. poodles, retrievers. german shepherds and dobermans. the not so bride ones, borzois,
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chow chows, bulldogs, basenjis, and afghan hounds. just relaying the information. give up your gun for a gift card to target? but do gun exchanges like the one in fresno, california, really work? 8
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folks, it is not an overstatement to say that this is really a brutal life and death struggle going on right now. this is off the coast of hollywood, florida. a small mother whale and her calf are stranded and volunteers are desperately trying to keep them alive and get them back out into the sea. some of these are just people that were just out at the beach and they have just really jumped in to try to help. you can see a little while ago, it doesn't -- the mother seems to have calmed down now, but whales are obviously distressed, thrashing about, enormous crowds have gathered along the shore to watch all that's happened. this is the mother whale clearly
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just terrified, distressed about what all is happening, and we're going to keep an eye on this for you. that's the calf right there and there is the mother just beached, and it appeared earlier we had some tape that they had gotten the mother back out into the water, and then she beached herself again, and so many people have gathered to help and to watch, and we will keep an eye on this for you. we will, i assure you have as many updates as possible. we will try to get as much information for you as possible as hopefully there will be a good resolution to the situation in hollywood, florida. president obama has wrapped up a two-day summit in guadalajara, mexico, with his nafta counterparts this. meeting has been called a meeting of the three amigos. topics included fighting drug cartels, climate change, the h1n1 virus, yes, that's the swine flu. >> we reiterated our commitment to the common safety and security of our people.
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in response to the h1n1 pandemic our three governments have worked closely, collaboratively and responsibly. with science as our guide we resolve to continue taking all necessary preparations and precautions to prepare for the upcoming flu season and protect the health of our people. and this challenge transsends borders and so such our response. >> although the president was out of the country, he says domestic issues like health care reform still his top priority. the president says the u.s. needs to find a health care system that is uniquely american. he stresses the canadian model would not necessarily work for the u.s. he also is vowing to fix the broken immigration system. that's a quote. but he says it's on the back burner until at least next year. democrat senator claire mccaskill held a relatively calm town hall meeting in missouri today. she promoted the president's health care reform plan. recently opponents of the overhaul have disrupted similar meetings across the country with loud protests. the meeting in st. louis last
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week ended with six arrests after a brawl. claire mccaskill's first meeting today she addressed some rumors surrounding the legislation. >> there's not one dime for any abortions. there's nothing in the bill that mandates any kind of abortion coverage. that's just simply not true. and finally, how are we going to pay for it? that's one of the hard things. i won't vote for a bill that's not deficit neutral. i won't vote for a bill that's not deficit neutral. >> mccaskill also criticized republicans for opposing a bill she says they helped orchestrate. >> after all those republican amendments were added to the bill, none of the republicans voted for the bill, but there were literally over 100 -- i want to say 142, i don't want it give you a number if it's not exactly right, but literally there were way more republican amendments, so they helped write the bill but then they didn't vote for the bill. >> mccaskill has another meeting today in missouri.
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the school district canceled one scheduled for tomorrow in suburban st. louis because of safety concerns. and the town hall skirmishes indicate a deep divide. here seeing the split in the latest polls. it's the people making noise who are getting the most attention. paul steinhauser joining us live from washington to talk about the increasingly boisterous let's just say loud, rowdy debate. hey, paul. >> you got it, richelle. that one you just showed today from claire mccaskill in missouri was pretty civil. they have not all been that way. and the big question is are these protesters organized by those on the right or are they more organic? are they coming from the ground up? it's true some conservative groups are sending out a list of where to go and what to say, but at the same time some people are just showing up on their own. i think if you ask democrats and republicans you will get a very different opinion. take a listen to a top senate democrat and top senate
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republican as well. >> i'll tell what's wrong with it, when there are a group of people sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers and someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts to the point where the meeting comes to an end. that isn't dialogue that. isn't the democratic process. >> an awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings and are not shouting at anybody. they're there to try to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody in the country, which is our own health. so i don't think demonizing constituents is a good policy. >> all right. now, speaking of demonizing, former alaska governor sarah palin used the word evil when given her take on the health care debate. talk a little bit about that, paul. >> yeah, she spoke out on her facebook page. this happened friday night, and take a listen to what is he said. she said the america i know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with down syndrome will have to stand in
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front of obama's death panel so his bureaucrats can decide whether they are worthy of health care. such a system is downright evil. controversial words right there, fighting words from sarah palin. barack obama in his radio and internet address on saturday morning was talking about these kinds of things. he said let me start by dispelling the outlandish rumors that reform will promote euthanasia, cut medicaid or bring about a government takeover of health care. that simply is not true. richelle? >> paul, the health care debate could obviously have a big impact on the congressional elections next year. what do the polls show about which party americans actually want to run congress or do they want to just throw all of them out? >> you are absolutely right. what the lawmakers do this year could impact their re-election efforts next year when all of the house and a third of the senate is up for grabs. look at the brand new numbers out today from cnn, the opinion research corporation and a national poll. we've asked americans would the democrats be better off if democrats controlled congress?
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44% said democrats. 34% said republicans. that margin is smaller. we also asked favorability. 52% of americans are giving the democratic party a thumbs up, but that's down six points from earlier this year. the republicans though don't seem to be benefitting from the democrats downturn. republican party 41% given a favorable opinion. that's basically where it was earlier this year, richelle. >> deputy political director paul steinhauser. thanks for the lay of the land. we appreciate it. >> thank you. updating our top story on the stranded whales in florida. volunteers, you can see desperately trying to keep them alive, get them back out to sea. we're getting reports marine mammal experts are on the way. these whales are obviously distressed, thrashing about as enormous crowds are gathering along the shore to watch all of this unfold. let's get more on this whale rescue from dr. chris dole, the senior vet at seaworld. thank you for joining us. we think we know what we're
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seeing, but you're probably seeing things that we don't -- that are maybe even more serious than what we understand. tell us what it is you see when you see these live picturepictu. >> my pleasure, richelle. thank you for having us on. when we see pictures like this, you know, as marine mammal health practitioners, our primary concern is certainly the health of the animal, what types of disease processes may be going on, and certainly the end goal being stabilization and return the animal back out to its natural environment. >> when we saw the mother thrashing about, what does that mean besides the obvious, that she's distressed? what could that possibly mean? >> well, it's very hard to tell what it means until health experts have an opportunity to put their hands on the animal. this is not an entirely unusual circumstance, but certainly an ex sepgceptional circumstance w the mom is there with her calf. the odds of one or both of them having a problem are certainly higher now that you've got two animals.
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she may be protecting her calf. she may be trying to reorient it and get out of shallow waters or she herself may be feeling poor. >> we saw all the volunteers out there seem to know to put towels on both of them. explain why. >> these guys don't do very well when they get out of the water. they can certainly be out of the water for short periods of time, but the longer they're out of the water, their skin starts to dry out, they have problems thermo regulating. >> explain that word you just said. >> i apologize. they have temperature control problems. they've got a thick layer of blubber. they will overheat when we are out of the water for any extended period of time. they will try to keep them wet and indirectly cool. >> how long of a period of time are we talking about that this could possibly go on before it becomes dire? >> it is dire from the get-go. occasionally we'll make an opportunity to move animals back into deeper water and see if they will do okay on their own f they show us that's not an option, then we'll take them out
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of the water or they themselves will come out of the water, and very quickly everyone will make an opportunity to get them into a place where they can be off the beach, in a pool, or in a facility where we can offer more extensive diagnostic and therapeutic options to the an maltion. >> what types of things could have led to them coming so close in and beaching themselves or is that too much of a loaded question? >> no, no. well, it's only loaded in that the variables certainly are quite high. again, as health professionals, we usually think that there is some sort of disease process at play. at the end of the day we know the animals will lose their bearings somehow. so xl weather that's an external pressure on them, some environmental pressure or an internal one, just simple disease, that's what we try to get to the bottom line of. once the initial cause has passed and the animal is on the beach, you have lots of secondary type things that we have to worry about. so disease is usually the thing
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that we are trying to fix. >> okay. and once the marine mammal experts do arrive, we hear they're on their way, can you tell me what's the first thing they do when they get there? >> yeah, absolutely. the first thing, of course, is to guarantee personnel safety, that no one is going to get hurt. these are very large animals. in very short order the second thing is to assess the overall health of mom and calf. >> and you do that on the scene. >> right there on the scene, yeah. all marine mammal response groups now are equipped to do some early diagnose stick tetic and then make some determination of what the short and long-term prognosis is for both animals. >> how common is this? how often does something like this happen? >> it really varies. we see strandings of lots of different species of whales and dolphins off our coast i would
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say quite commonly. one to two animals a month and then there are times where you have mass strandings of large numbers of animals, but there are a lot of people, a lot of dedicated people out there working day in and day out to respond to just this type of call. >> considering what it is you do for a living, are you as personally invested in this as i'm sure all of our viewers are right now? >> yeah. no matter where we are, when we hear about a whale stranding or an active whale response, we tune in immediately and seaworld is always there to offer their help and support, if not directly on the scene, then certainly indirectly through all of our animal care specialists offering their advice and expertise whenever they can. >> okay. we're all certainly going to be optimistic and pulling for both of these animals. doctor, we really, really appreciate your insight on this and we hope that we can call on you a little later today if we
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need to. dr. crystal, the senior vet at seaworld. thank you for your insight. we appreciate it very much. >> thanks, richelle. >> all right. there you have it. he says that when they get there they know exactly what to do. we'll keep you posted on this situation happening in hollywood, florida. they know what they're doing, folks, so let's keep our fingers crossed.
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tropical storm felicia is weakening rapidly. forecasters say it could still cause significant problems. the former hurricane is expected to make landfall around daybreak local time tomorrow. right now sustained winds are about 45 miles per hour. the islands could get heavy
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rainfall, high surf and winds strong enough to cause some damage. the state has been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. sandbagging and stocking up on emergency items. like old fashioned bottled water and batteries, the usual. eight people, including five children, were killed in a police chase in california. officers say the suspects were in a stolen car that slammed into a pickup truck saturday, southeast of fresno, the impact through four kids from the truck. the truck ended up in a tree. the children died along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kids' parents were injured. we are watching this whale rescue. the mother and her calf got stranded close to the beach. swimmers tried their best to coax them back into the sea. it is not going well. an update next.
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we're going to keep you updated on the two whales
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stranded off the coast of florida. lots of volunteers struggling to keep the oongs animals covered with towels to protect them from the sun. waiting for marine animal experts to get there. a few minutes ago a seaworld veteran told hln the whales could have stranded because they're maybe sick or disoriented and ended in waters so shallow they couldn't get out. what happens next will depend on the marine experts for their continuous efforts to get them back out to sea or transport them to facilities on shore where they can take care of them, maybe get them better. the whales have been alternating between thrashing about and just lying still. perhaps just exhausted from the trauma and struggle. we will continue to keep you updated on this. hoping for the best. divers forced to suspend their search in the hudson river for the two remaining victims from the crash. that crash killed a total of nine people.
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the divers say the water is just too treacherous right now. but they hope to pick things back up later today. this morning the crew working in near zero visibility said they found the small plane. they hope to pull it out of the water later today. ntsb says quick action is helping it piece together what happened exactly. >> we've had very good information from eyewitnesss. we have some footage and pictures that you all have seen that shows immediately after the collision some of the breakup sequence and the two aircrafts falling towards the hudson river. >> investigators are looking into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson may be a factor in the crash. 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
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$35,000 worth of gift cards and started turning people away. how do they pay for this? the money came from private donations and seized drug money. police collected 447 guns and are planning to do this again. so what are you thinking about this? is a waste of money or a good tool for fighting crime. this is what you can do to let us know. call us at 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. also comment on my facebook page. or text views to hlntv. we'll put responses on the air in a little bit and all afternoon. you have a lot of opinions, we know. your canine companion may be smarter than you think. most dogs can count to about five, recognize roughly 165 gestures. that means the average pooch may
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searching for clues and more bodies after a small plane and a helicopter crash over the hudson river. how investigators are piecing together what went so terribly wrong. rare images from the front lines in afghanistan. and a chilling warning for the top u.s. commander. and a big drag for a suspected robber who led police on a flee-mile chase. they chased him not to catch him, but to save his life. i'm chuck roberts. welcome on a monday. great to have you with us. we have a couple stories we feel compelled to update you on. just received word that in spite of all their efforts, one of the
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animals, one of the whales is dead. apparently the mother whale could not be survived or taken to open water. marine experts are struggling to keep the animals alive. they've been towelling it down, protecting the animal from the sun. but it was not going to work. and the mother while has died. a sea world veterinarian talked about what's happening in this life and death struggle. >> all marine mammal response groups are now equipped to do early diagnostic testing. and then offer early intervention if they can, and make determination about what the short and the long term prognosis is for both animals. >> how common is this? how often does this happen? >> caller: it really varies. we see strandings of lots of different species of whales and dolphins off our coast.
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i would say quite commonly. one to two animals a month. then there are times when you have large numbers of animals. but there are a loot of people, a lot of dedicated people out there working day in and day out to respond to just this type of call. >> all right. late word from wfor. apparently the baby whale will be euthanized. it's not clear if they had health issues. they could have stranded themselves because they were too ill, too weak to survive. perhaps they became disoriented. they ended up in water so shallow that they couldn't get out. in any case, they can't stay beached for very long because their skin starts to dry out and they quickly overheat. again, the mother while is already dead. and the baby whale will be euthanized. sad news from broward county. divers forced to suspend their search in the hudson river for the two remaining victims on the crash on saturday between a sight-seeing helicopter and a
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small plane. the divers say the water is just too treacherous right now, but they'll pick things back up tomorrow. this morning the crew working at near zero visibility said they think they found the small plane. there's the chopper. pulled out intact yesterday. investigators are looking into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson river factored into the crash. >> this is a congested corridor. i think we're going to have to see where the investigation develops, what the facts tell us, then we'll look to determine recommendations to prevent something like this from happening. they investigate 11 midair accidents every year. we've seen over the last ten years those accidents have resulted in 158 fatalities. our charge is to make sure these accidents don't happen. we mr. make recommendations. >> the new york and new jersey's shores of the hudson caught this
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on their cameras. that quick action will certainly help investigators piece together what happened on saturday. >> president obama wrapped up a two-day summit in mexico with his counterparts. it was dubbed the meeting of the three amigos. fighting drug cartel, climate change, illegal immigration, among the topics. president obama is vowing to fix the "broken system." he admits immigration reform is on the back burner until at least next year. another concern, controlling the spread of the h1n1 virus. sometimes called swine flu. >> in response, our three governments have worked closely, clabtively and responsibly. we're taking precautions to prepare for the upcoming flu season and protect the health of
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our people. >> he's stressing the canadian health care model wouldn't necessarily work for the u.s. people are lining up for work. some are still asleep in iraq when the bombs began going off before breakfast. the attacks occurred across the country, targeting shiite areas mostly in baghdad. iraqi officials say 48 people died. 231 are wounded. officials say people may be buried in the rubble. some of you will find these images somewhat disturbing. amazing pictures from afghanistan. a helicopter came across some men on the road. here is what happened next. >> the guy on the road. >> hit the guy on the road. you guys got the guy on the side. >> roger. >> okay. >> you're clear to fire.
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>> and here is the explosion. >> this happened in southern afghanistan. it's right from a camera mounded on the helicopter's guns. meanwhile the top u.s. commander says the taliban militants are gaining the upper hand and aggressive enemy winning the war. in an interview with the "wall street journal" they warn u.s. casualties will stay high for months to come. the taliban are moving beyond their traditional strongholds in the south to threaten relatively stable areas in the north and west. a record 68,000 u.s. troops could be in afghanistan by the end of the year. that's u.s. troops. a cash for guns campaign went over so well in fresno, california, police shut it down in less than three hours. the city traded gift cards for guns. and police quickly burned through $35,000 worth of gift
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cards. >> these are firearms being used on the streets of fresno for drive-by shootings, they're in the hands of the wrong people. >> doesn't matter whether you're getting gang bangers in here, you're getting guns off the street. >> how do they pay for this? the money came from private donations and seized drug money. they collected 447 guns and plan to do it again. what do you think about all this? it's going on across the country. is it a good tool for fighting crime? what are the implications? give us a call. or e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. text views plus your comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. we'll put your responses on the air shortly and throughout the day. tropical storm felicia is weakening rapidly as it moves towards hawaii. the former hurricane is expected to make landfall around daybreak local time tomorrow. right now sustained winds at 45 miles per hour.
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the islands could get heavy rainfall to cause damage. the state has been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. residents are stocking up on emergency items like batteries and bottled water. a storm no longer considered a typhoon. it uprooted nearly 1 million people. hundreds of people are missing in taiwan and believed to be buried under tons of mud. thousands of houses have toppled from high winds and flooding. here's a sixth-story hotel that crashed into the raging river. all of the guests were evacuated. could be days before we know how many lives the storm has claimed. it killed 22 people last week in the philippines. another typhoon bringing heavy rains to japan. hundreds of homes were destroyed and thousands of people
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displaced. next time you throw a party you might want to give uninvited guests a break. they won't be literally crashing the party. we're going to hear from the pilot of a plane who had to make an emergency landing right in front of a wedding reception.
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his mother wants to be coexecutor of the state. along with the named executors. today the judge approved a deal between the estate, concert pro moteer and columbia pictures to do a movie featuring the final rehearsals. court documents indicate jackson's estate could be worth $100 million. his executor said they hoped to finish several other multimillion deals soon. a nightmare is how the passengers of an express jet
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flight describe what was supposed to be a two and a half hour run from houston to minneapol minneapol minneapolis/st. paul. they were trapped for nine hours overnight. clogged bathrooms, crying children, little or no food. bad weather caused the plane to divert to rochesterrochester, m. apparently the security screeners had gone home for the night. officials could have disembarked as long if they stay within a secure area of the terminal. tell that to the people who spent nine hours on board. they blame continental. they were finally allowed to disembark around daybreak and had to reboard a few hours later. continental has offered the passengers refunds and vouchers. a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a seaside wedding on saturday. the couple road horses out to the beach to say their i dos and board ad boat for the reception.
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next thing they knew the plane ditched. he had to land somewhere fast, he says. >> my engine stopped. i lost all pressure, all of the sudden, and there was a large bang. the propeller wasn't going around anymore. about 4,000 feet. means i have four or five minutes. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> the pilot was supposed to go to a wedding himself. an alleged purse snatcher in michigan led police on a chase. he tried to bail out of a moving car. as you can see, there he is, the seat belt is tangles around his leg. he was dragged as the car kept rolling. his head got slammed by the car door. cops had to run the car down, that is on foot, to get it under control. the suspect has a broken leg an
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will eventually face charges of robbery and eluding police. a gas station clerk grabbed a bat to scare off a potential attacker. a van pulled up behind two tourists. the driver pulled out a knife and demanded the woman leave with him. the suspect left, police caught him a few blocks away. they say they caught him targeting a 13-year-old girl. a legally blind man went to the emergency room feeling diz zi and returned home with vision.
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a sad ending to a story we've been following all afternoon. it looked so hopeful. a mother whale who beached herself has died. marine mammal experts say the baby is now in critical condition. swimmers spent so many hours trying to steer the whales back to sea the animals just kept heading back to shore. it's unclear why they ended up in waters so shallow they couldn't swim out. they can't exist in all that heat that close to shore. they may have been sick, they may have been disoriented. one is near death, the other has died. the bush administration may have president obama beat, according to new epa estimates which say 42 toxic waste dumps will be cleaned up in the next two years. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year.
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that's because if sites left are harder to clean. the family of tv pitchman billy mays say they never knew he used cocaine. on friday a florida medical examiner says he used cocaine a few days before he died and it contribute odd the heart disease that killed him. he was found dead in his bed on june 28th. eight people were killed in a police chase in california, including five young children. they were in a stolen car that slammed into a pickup truck on saturday. the impact threw four kids from the truck. the truck ended up in a tree. the children died along with all three people in the car. the fifth child died in the hospital. the kids' parents were injured. a little boy with a rare skin disease needs an expensive transplant that could save his life. his condition caused his skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. his cousin is raffling off her home. >> every single child that's had
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it is just made unbelievable strides. >> 1300 tickets have been sold so far. the thorntons think they're going to need another 3,500 at least. a legally blind man can see after being rushed to the e.r. an eye disease impaired his vision a couple of years ago. last week a dizzy spell sent him to the hospital. he realized he could see more clearly. i'm looking for a nice gal, about no younger than 75. i like one that walks, too. >> he's going back to the doctor today to see if he can learn what happened. if you hate the idea of haggling, this could eliminate stress in buying a new car. starting tomorrow, many new gm vehicles will be on sale on ebay. the trial starts in california.
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if it's popular overall it could expand nationwide. you can click buy it now for a set price or make an offer to try to get a better one. at least this way you'll haggle online. no more worrying while the salesperson checks with the manager. f. clark howard has some tips. if we moved 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. if you have an attic in your house, look at the thing. there's not enough insulation 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. you don't want to put in new windows in your house. you want to seal the air leaks around them, caulk, weather stripping, the second most important thing for you to do for your house. it may make you a little sore doing it, but it's cheap to do and 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. >> you get great consumer advice on weekends right here. saturdays and sundays at noon and 4:00 eastern. kate gosselin says her divorce was mutual. she denied the reality sears "jon & kate plus 8" had anything to do with the breakup. she choked up when she explains she still wears her wedding ring
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for her children's sake. >> sorry. >> that's okay. >> i don't want to upset them. while it's been very real and as honest as i need to be, i don't want to shock them. # i've walked slowly with them through this. as they've asked questions, i've answered them. >> she larked out at her in-laws saying they're doing everything they can to make money off the children. the vampire flick "twilight" dominated the teen choice awards. kathy griffin appeared on the red carpet with levi johnston as her date. he's the ex-fiance of sarah
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palin's daughter. do gun exchanges like the one in fresno really work? we'll get your views. bbbbbbbbbbb
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sad news from broward county, florida. a mother whale and her baby became stranded on the beach today, about midday. the spokeswoman for the marine animal rescue society says the mother has died and the calf is in extremely critical condition, and you see them right there. side by side. a team of vets is examining the baby whale. it will probably have to be euthanized because it can't survive without its mother. the whales were spotted around 1:00 p.m. the mother tried to beach herself. it could be bad health or any number of reasons.
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swimmers work feverishly to guide her back to open water. every time the whale swam back to shore. now the baby whale is in definite peril. divers have locate d what they think is the wreckage of the small plane. the single engine fixed wing aircraft that collided with a helicopter and crashed saturday. the search was called off because of rough waters earlier. it's resumed now. divers are looking for two undiscovered bodies. most were pulled out intact yesterday. investigators are looking into whether high levels of air travel over the hudson factored into the crash. >> this is a congested corridor. we're doigoing to see what the investigation tells us, what the facts tell us, and then we'll make recommendations to prevent something like this from happening. over the last ten years the
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accidents have resulted in 158 fatalities. our charge is to make sure that accidents like this don't happen. we're going to look at everything to make sure that it doesn't. we will make recommendations. >> and here again a live pictures. clearly several boats and divers are back under the water looking for the two survivors they've not yet been able to -- two victims they've not been able to find. alert witnesses on both shores, new york and new jersey, were in with cameras. the ntsb credits their quick action with helping the agency piece together what happened. we have more on the same story. several i-reporters were on the scene before any media. jim davidson lives only two blocks away. he heard what sounded like a car backfiring. he didn't think much until somebody called and told him. he captured photos of the rescue crews looking for survivors. none were found.
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he wanted to get pictures before the media arrived. another from hoboken. he heard a loud boom followed by a firecracker sound and rushed out to see what happened. he said within ten minutes the police boats and helicopters were hovering on the crash site. the video shows divers going into the water. it only took them 15 or 20 minutes the to get in the water. divers are back there looking for the two victims. two of the nine thech not been able to find. our thanks for the i-reports. if you have pictures or video of breaking news or cool stories from your part of the world, go to ireport.com and click on the upload now link and get instructions on how to submit your stories. president obama has wrapped up a two-day summit in mexico with his nafta counterparts. topics included fighting drug
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cartels, climate change, and illegal immigration. the president is vowing to fix the "broken system." but he admits immigration reform is on the back burner until at least next year. another main concern is controlling the spread of the h1n1 virus. sometimes called swine flu. >> we reiterated this to the safety of the people. in response to the pandemic we have worked closely, clabtively and responsibly. we resolve to continue taking all necessary preparations and precautions to prepare for the upcoming flu season and protect the health of our people. >> in spite of being out of the country, the president says domestic issues like health care reform remain his top priority. he's stressing the canadian health care model will not work for the u.s. democratic senator held a town hall meeting in missouri today. she promoted the president's plan to reform health care.
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recently opponents have disrupted similar meetings across the country with loud protests. a meeting last week in st. louis ended in a brawl with six arrests. during mccaskill's first meeting she addressed rumors surrounding the legislation. >> there's nothing in the bill about planned parenthood. not one dime for any abortions. there's nothing in the bill that mandates any kind of abortion coverage. that's simply not true. and finally, how are we going to pay for it? that's one of the hard things. i won't vote for a bill that's not deficit neutral. >> she also criticized republicaned for opposing a bill they helped orchestrate. >> after all the republican amendments were on the bill, none of them voted for the bill. but there were literally over 100, i want to say 142, i don't want to give you a number that's not exactly right. but way more republican amendments.
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they helped write the bill. but then they didn't vote for the bill. >> mccaskill has another meeting in missouri today. a school district canceled one for tomorrow in st. louis because of safety concerns. senate leaders took sides over the recent town hall protest. the demonstrators are using the meetings to express their opinions. democrats say the disruptions are hurting the democratic process. >> when there's a group of people sitting in the middle trying to ask the important questions and get the right answers. instead someone takes the microphone and screams and shouts until the meeting comes to an end, that's not dialogue. that's not the democratic process. >> an awful lot of citizens are showing up at town meetings not shouting at anybody. they're there to learn what congress may have in mind on an issue that's important to everybody in the country, which is our own health. i don't think it's a good
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policy. >> the republican party said it's behind the protests. the man who killed three people in a shooting rampage last week at a pennsylvania gym was questioned shortly before that by police. police near pittsburgh say they questioned and searched george sodini about a week before the rampage a bus passenger reportedly saw a man with a grenade and sodini matched the description. but he was let go because the witness couldn't identify him as the man. police won't say whether they found any grenades in his home. he killed himself at the fitness center. eight people, including five young children were killed in a police chase in california. the suspects were in a stolen car that slammed into a pickup truck on saturday, southeast of fresno. the impact threw four kids from the truck, and the truck ended up in a tree. the children died along with all three people in the car. the kids parents were injured. an unusual situation at a bank of america branch in california.
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the bank manager called authorities saying there were strange and suspicious noises coming from a vault. police were searching the bank and closed the street. no word yet if there is a robbery. actually, we had later word that it was all resolved. it may have been a homeless man creating noise. and was mistaken as a breakin by the branch manager. shocking pictures of a typhoon's ferocious aftermath. this is a six-story hotel teeters on the brink. you have to see what happens next.
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tropical storm felicia is weakening rapidly as it moves towards hawaii, but forecasters say it could still cause significant problems. it's expected to this make landfall around daybreak tomorrow. right now sustained winds at 45 miles per hour. the islands could get heavy rain, high surf and winds strong enough to cause damage. they've been prepping by closing beaches and state parks. residents were sandbagging and stocking up on emergency items. the storm that's reeked havoc from the philippines to china is no longer considered a typhoon. it uprooted nearly one million people and triggered a massive landslide in taiwan where hundreds of people are missing and believed to be buried under tons of mud. thousands of houses toppled. here's a six-story hotel. well -- that's not the video i'm looking for. a six-story hotel fell over and crashed -- there it is -- into the raging river. all of the guests were
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evacuated. could be days before we know how many lives the storm has claimed. it killed 22 people last night. breaking development in the michael jackson's case. the coroner's report is complete now. police will not hay low the medical examiner to make public the cause of death. there's been a lot of speculation about what the toxicology report would reveal. much has been made of the evidence that he was using a high-powered anesthetic, propofol to help him sleep. they are investigatiing dr. conrad murry. they're inviting the biggest stars to perform his songs. they won't confirm when this will take place. but jermaine jackson and other family members will be there. names like madonna, u2, and
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whitney houston have surfaced. a nightmare. that's how passengers on board a flight describe what was spoized to be a two and a half hour flight from houston to minneapolis st. paul. they were trapped on a plane with clogged bathrooms, little food, and crying children. bad weather caused the plane to land in rochester, minnesota. airline officials say athe passengers had to stay on board because security agents had all gone home for the night. continental airlines, which operates the regional flight, has apologized. it's offering rewards and vouchers to the passengers. when it comes to cleaning up toxic waste the bush administration may have president obama beat, according to new epa estimates which say 42 toxic waste dumps will be cleaned up in the next two years. the bush administration averaged 38 sites each year. that's because the sites that are left are harder to clean. your canine companion may be smarter than you think. most dogs can reason, count to
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about five, and recognize roughly 165 words and gestures. that means the average pooch may be smarter than a 2-year-old toddler. smartest breeds, border collies, poodles, retrievers. german shepherds and dobermans.
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the military is using websites like youtube. the air force tracked twitter to get the public's reaction of the flyover of air force one over new york city. they recognize the benefits of social networking sites but are also addressing security concerns. the family of tv pitchman billy mays say they never knew he used cocaine. they may ask for an independent review of the autopsy. on friday a florida medical examiner said mays apparently used cocaine a few days before he died. it contributed to the heart disease that killed him. he was found dead in his bed on june 28th.
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a cash for guns campaign went over so well police had to shut it down in less than three hours. the city traded gift cards for guns. police burned through $35,000 in cards. they had to turn people away. >> these are firearms that are being used on the streets of fresno to do drive-by shootings. >> doesn't matter if you're getting gang bangers in here or not, you're getting guns off the street. >> police collected 447 guns. they plan to do it again. >> the pace of job losses is slowing. but the next bubble in the recession could be about to burst. unemployment benefits are running out for hundreds of thousands of americas. cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow is in new york. >> the numbers showing up, more than 650,000 americans will have used up all their unemployment benefits by next month. that number rises to an estimated 1.5 million people.
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that data from the national employment law project. you should know how many benefits you are eligible for in terms of weeks, state by state, it it varies dramatically. we used to see the standard of 26 weeks. let's look at the map only on c cnnmoney.com. see how many benefits you're eligible for. in a state like michigan, over 15%. folks are eligible for 79 weeks of unemployment. down to alabama, you have 10.1% unemployment. just over the national average. you can have up to 59 weeks. then over to utah. nast a state riding out this recession relatively well. 46 weeks of unemployment benefit there is. the rate much better than in michigan. in alabama it is 5.7%. it's interesting to see how it varies by state, the amount of weeks you can get. some people putting pressure on lawmakers to extend the benefits
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further. >> it's interesting. there's this gallery on cnnmoney. it's very informative. we want to pull up two people for you. mary ortega. 42 years old. she told us she lost her job as a retail manager in 2008. i spoke with her on the phone this morning. she said, listen, i just find out i might be eligible for an extension. i have a part time job at a local mall. not paying the bills. >> there's also patrick erwin. he's a writer, unemployed since december of 2008. his benefits ran out last month. he applied at target which turned him down and told him he was overqualified. tell us your story. log on the to
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facebook.com/poppyharlow. if you're unemployed, what are you doing to cope? >> never understand the term overqualified. >> a lot of kids out of high school and college getting the jobs. not the adults. >> poppy, thanks. get all the business news every day. right here at cnnmoney.com. a sense of caution begins the trading week on wall street. stocks are slipping after the big rally that pushed the dow and s&p 500 to nine month highs. investors are wary ahead of the fed's two-day policy meeting that begins tomorrow.
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>> usaa is allowing customers to take a pimp of the front and back of the check with the iphone and depos the check via their phone. only customers eligible for credit and have insurance through usaa will be permitted to use this deposit feature. the news comes as a cleanup of the hudson river is temporarily halted because of a potentially dangerous contaminant drifting downstream. the $750 million cleanup was suspended friday but could resume as early as tomorrow. tests showed elevated levels tos of pcbs considered a possible carcinogen. they have been linked to immune, reproductive and nerve problems. and they were once commonly used as coolants and line crantz.
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a broking development in the michael jackson case. we are learning something about the movement in the much-anticipated coroner's report. ted rowlands is live in los angeles with the latest. so we know something, but we don't really know something, ted. does it make sense? >> yeah. and we are not going to know much at all for a while, it sounds like. basically, people have been waiting for this coroner's report to come out, which will have the cause of death and the exact substances in michael jackson's body at the time of his death. well with, the coroner, the last three or four weeks, has sort of been pushing back with these updates saying, well, it will be another week it will be another
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week, check back next week, not completely done. well, today, finally, they have sent out a press release saying we are complete with the investigation into michael jackson's death. however, we cannot release it because the lapd has put an extension on the security hold which was on the case, meaning basically that the coroner has been told by the lapd, do not release the findings of your report until we give you the okay. so, they are obliging with that request but sent out this message today basically saying, we are done, we have done our job, you're just not gonna see it until the detectives give us the okay to make it public. now, why would they do that? who knows. really, quite frankly, at this point in the investigation, you would think that all of the information within the medical community that served michael jackson, you know, all the scenarios are out there, it is unclear why the lapd would put the security hold on this case because it is so far removed from the actual death of jackson. but that's the case.
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that's what's happening now, meaning we won't know what was in jackson's body for some time to come. >> i know this is just speculation, ted, but doesn't this -- there's got to be a lot of -- i've got to think there's got to be some more criminal investigation going on, if the police are the ones telling them hold on. isn't that what we've got to be thinking? >> absolutely. but what is it in this report that you would think any one of these potential subjects that could be out there, dr. conrad murray, wouldn't already know just because of the circumstances surrounding the specific care they were delivering to jackson. so it is curious that they are doing it at this point. you can understand why they wouldn't want this out early on, but they have had search warrants served, extensive time periods to do their investigation, however, that's what they have asked for from
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the coroner's office and what they are getting at this point no new news means all the reporting side of this is going to be mainly based on sources and speculation instead of the hard facts. >> it almost like they are telling you yes we have it just so we will stop asking? >> stop calling. absolutely. >> all right. ted. >> we can't give to you is what they are saying and please, please leave us alone. >> okay. i know you are still going to do digging because that's what you do and you do it well. ted rowlands, thank you. >> you bet. >> all right. divers once again scouring the hudson river for the two remaining victims of saturday's crash. that was a crash between the sightseeing helicopter and a small plane. they did take a brief break earlier because of poor conditions in the river. these are live pictures for you. that crash killed a total of nine people. the crew working in near zero visibility says it has found the small plane. they are hoping to pull it out of the water some time today. also today for the first time, we are getting to hear some of the dramatic 911 calls witnesses made after seeing that plane and that helicopter collide.
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>> yes, ma'am. we have a helicopter that just went into the hudson river. >> yeah. is there anybody there? anybody see anybody out of the plane? >> i haven't seen anybody dive out. i see a couple of boats. i see a couple of pieces of shrapnel. there is a circle line that seems to be coming up toward the boat and there's nobody coming up toward the surface. i don't see anybody coming up. >> okay. no problem, ma'am. ems has been notified, hoboken police department is on their way. thanks very much. >> wow. moss of the helicopter was actually pulled out yesterday and the ntsb says it was close to intact. investigators are looking into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson was a factor in the crash. alert witnesses on both the new york and new jersey sides of the hudson caught the crash on their cameras. and the ntsb says their quick thinking is helping investigators piece together exactly what happened. got some sad news from you
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from hollywood, florida, where that mother whale and her baby was stranded on the beach today. we kept you updated on this throughout the day today. a spokesperson for the marine animal rescue society says the mother has died and the calf is in critical condition a team of veterinarians is now examining the baby whale but word is it will probably have to be euthanized because it can't survive without its mother. the whales were first spotteded about 1 million as the mother tried to beach herself. swimmers worked really -- i mean, worked intensely, trying to guide her back to sea, but each time, the whale just swam right back to shore. so not a good ending there. president obama is headed home after wrapping up a two-day summit in guadalajara, mexico with the nafta counterpart. it was dubbed the meeting of the three amigos with topics like climate cage, illegal immigration and increasing drug
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violence were on the agenda. even though he was out of the country, the president remains focused on his top domestic issue. at his news conference, the president stressed that the u.s. is not looking to mimic the canadian model of health care. >> i suspect that we are going to have continued vigorous debate. i suspect that few canadians will continue to get dragged in by those who oppose reform even though i have said nothing about canadian health care reform. i don't find canadians particularly scary but i guess some of the opponents of reform think they make a good boogieman. i thank you that's mistake. and i suspect that once we get into the fall and people look at the actual legislation that's being proposed, that more sensible and reasoned arguments will emerge and we are going to get -- we are going to get this passed. >> other concerns that the
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leaders focused on, controlling the spread of the h1n1 virus. of course that is swine flu. they talked about that because flu season is just about upon us. the man who killed three people in that shoot willing rampage at a gym in pennsylvania last week was questioned by police before that incident. police in pittsburgh today say they questioned and searched george sodini a week before the rampage a bus passenger reported seeing a man with a grenade answered matched the description but he was let go because that witness couldn't identify him as the man. people were lining up for work, some were still asleep, when bombs began going off before breakfast across iraq. the attacks targeted shiite areas mostly in baghdad and mosul. iraqi officials say 48 people were killed and 231 are wounded. the bombs leveled 31 homes in mosul, where officials say people may still be buried in
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the rubble. some of you may find the image ofs of this next story disturbing, graphic pictures from the frontlines in afghanistan. a helicopter attack team comes across the men on a road. they say they are insurgents setting up bombs. and here's what happened next. >> a guy in the road. guy in the road. >> the guy in the road. you guys got the guy on the side? >> roger. >> okay. >> you're clear to fire. >> you're clear to fire. >> and then the explosion. the pentagon says this happened in southern afghanistan and the video comes straight from the camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. a top u.s. commander says taliban militants are an aggressive enemy winning the war in afghanistan. in an interview with the "wall street journal," general stanley mcchrystal also warned u.s. casualties running at record levels now will remain high for the months to come. mcchrystal says the taliban are moving beyond their traditional
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strongholds in the south to threaten relatively stable areas in the north and the west. a record 68,000 u.s. troops could be in afghanistan by the end of the year. next time you throw a party, you might want to give anien is righted guests a break. at least they won't be literally crashing the party. hear from the pie a lot of a men who had to make an emergency landing at a couple's wedding.
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sorry about that. 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. i mean, it was a huge success. police quickly burned through $35,000 worth of gift cards, so they have to start turning people away. so, where did that $35,000 come from? it came from private donations
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and seized drug money. police collected 447 guns and they are planning to do this again. getting a lot of calls and e-mails when we talk about guns all the time. today is no different. we have been asking for your feed become on programs like this. jim is calling from pennsylvania. jim what do you think about this? police -- their take on it is it was a success. what do you think? success for them. i would like to point out there is a big difference between the guns of a gang banger and the guns of a war widow. they pointed out they had a submachine gun and a german lugar. these are both obvious he trophies of war. >> you are not impressed with the kinds of guns they got? >> what impresses me is they took advantage of the again public in as much as they weren't making the streets safer in taking war trophies, they are depriving children and
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grandchildren of the legacy their grandchildren felt fighting a war across the world. >> okay, jim, i hear what you're saying, but these people did choose to turn these guns in. nobody made them. >> yes, they did but i bring up which had deentd lady they had on tv says i'm going to a nursing home and they don't allow guns anyway, i was -- i was stationed ed ied in the pa theater. her husband died. he kept the guns all the years, when he died shark he did the wrong thing, nobody there to help her make good decisions. >> i appreciate your phone call very much. fresno, your town, your neck of the woods, what is your take on it? >> i don't care an ak-47, a .38 or .22. they are trying to get what they can off the streets, the cards are going to a drug dealer, eventually them drugs get spent,
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at least they are give getting the guns off the street. we do go to sleep and hear gunshots and sirens, but that is everywhere in the world. at least we are taking a step in doing something about getting the guns off the streets. >> ms., rebecca, thank you for your phone call, she is living it, police officers and she respect what is they are trying to do. rebecca, thank you for your phone call. lots of comment on my facebook page, search richelle carey at hln on facebook. get your comments here. chick agreed with the first caller, jim, says absolutely not, he doesn't think this is working, he saw the war relics turned in, they are not used in crime. criminals will not turn in their guns any more than the taliban will. all right. jerry says, great idea. if you don't have a gun, then it can't be fired by anyone, simple solution. eric posted this, programs like this are not effective this is politics as usual for the local government and the police department to get face time on the news, making look like they
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are getting guns off the street. john this is john's take, criminals may not turn in their guns for gift card but child that finds a registered gun and shoots himself or a friend by accident or takes them to school or the crack head that breaks into a home and finds an unregistered firearm to use in a carjacking makes programs like this worth t you all have been very passionate about this topic, thanks for emailing and calling in. you can still comment on stories today at hln news and views. prime fuse starts at the top of the hour, several topics you can comment on with mike galanos. check them out and see how you can continue to get your views heard. shocking pictures of typhoons, typhoons, ferocious aftermaths. take a look. a six-story hotel teaters on the brink. see what happens next. eters one brink. see what happens next.
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a six-story hotel over and crashed into the rushing river. look at that. it had already been evacuated
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that is the good news. it could be days before we know how many lives were killed in the philippines last week. another typhoon brings rains in southern japan. floods and landslides are blamed for 13 deaths and ten other people are reported missing. hundreds of homes have been destroyed, thousands of people displaced. what a mess. a nightmare, passengers of an express jet flight supposed to be the 2 1/2-hour flight from houston to minnesota's twin cities. bad weather caused the plane to land in rochester, minnesota. the 47 passengers were kept on the small plane for nine hours overnight with clogged bathrooms, crying children and just a little bit of food. officials at the airport say they could have gotten off the plane as long as they stayed within a secure area of the terminal. they are blaming continental for keeping them on the plane. the passengers were finally allowed inside the terminal at
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daybreak only to reboard the exact same plane a few hours later. continental has apologized and is offering the passengers good old refunds and vouchers. a plane made an emergency landing in the middle of a seaside wedding saturday. the couple rode horses out to the connecticut beach to say their i does and about to board a boat for their reception. next thing they knew, a plane ditched right off the shore. the pilot says he hated to crash the party, but, hey, toad land somewhere and fast. >> my engine stopped. i lost all pressure all of a sudden and there was a large bang and the propeller wasn't going around anymore. and about 4,000 feet and then it means i have, you know, four or five minutes before i got to land somewhere. >> i was telling people, well, we said it wouldn't be boring. >> the pilot was actually supposed to go to a wedding himself but decided to skip it and go for a ride instead.
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the dow and s & p 500 ended at the highest level since last fall and were the stocks able to extend it today? at the business desk in new york, we have the trading details. hello, allison. >> hello, richelle. stocks slumped today as investors turned cautious ahead of the two-day federal reserve meeting that kicks off tomorrow. the key benchmark lending rate is currently near zero, been at that level since december and expected to stay there come wednesday. but as inflation concerns creep back into the picture, the central bank will at some point need to start raising rates again. so let's take a look at the numbers today. the dow industrials dipped 32 points to 9337. the nasdaq composite fell eight points and the broader s & p 500 lost .3 of a%. car buyers have a new option beginning tomorrow. general motors is testing a new venture to sell new cars on ebay. the test program will last four
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weeks and those in california will be the first to test drive the new marketing effort as over 225 dealers in the golden state list 20,000 vehicles. now, if it is successful, the program could expand nationwide. richelle, i don't know what do you think this means for haggling? no more haggling? >> i don't know, i think some people might like this a lot. i know ebay junkies definitely feeling it. >> i agree. could be interesting. >> i think a great idea. thanks, allison. >> sure. topping our hollywood a list, the movie "twilight" dominated the teen choice awards winning 11 surf boards last night. kristen stewart and robert pattinson won in the drama category and pattinson picked up a surf board for male hotty. the jonas brothers hosted the awards and won five themselves. 83 million votes were cast online a long-time friend of michael jackson believes he may be the biological daughter of is the singer paris.
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mark luster's claims and what he plans to do next.
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all right. we have this news just in, a tsunami warning has been issued this is covering india, myanmar, thailand, indonesia, also bangladesh that is after an earthquake with the preliminary magnitude of 7.6 has hit the a ndaman islands a short time ago. this quake was centered 290 miles southwest of the capital of myanmar. again, a tsunami warning has been issued after an earthquake, with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6. we will keep you posted on this developing story. divers are once again scouring the hudson river for
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the two remaining victims of saturday's crash between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane. they did take a little bit of a break earlier today because of poor conditions in the river. these are live pictures of the recovery effort as it is going on. this crash killed a total of nine people. the crew is working in near zero visibility. they say they have been able to find the small plane. they are hoping to pull it out of the water some time today. also today for the first time, we are getting to hear some of the dramatic 91 calls from witnesses who saw this collision between the plane and the helicopter. here is some of that. >> yes, ma'am. >> we have a helicopter that went into the hudson river. >> yeah. >> do you see anybody there? anybody -- you see anybody out of the plane? >> i haven't seen anybody dive out. i see a couple boats. i see a couple of pieces of shah ral rap nell. there is a circle line seems to be coming up toward the boat. >> okay. >> nobody coming up toward the
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surface, i don't see anybody coming up. >> okay, no problem, ma'am. ems has been notified, hoboken police department is on their way. thanks very much. >> most of the helicopter was pulled out yesterday and the ntsb says the helicopter was pretty close to intact. veries are looking into whether high levels of air traffic over the hudson were a factor in this crash. witnesses on both the new york and new jersey side of the hudson caught this crash on their cameras and the ntsb says their quick thinking is helping investigators piece together exactly what happened. got an update for you, pretty sad update from hollywood, florida, on the story that we kept you apprised of most of the day. a mother whale and her baby got stranded on the beach today. folks from the marine animal rescue society said the mother ended up dying and the calf is in critical condition. a team of veterinarians is now examining the baby whale but word is it will probably have to be euthanized bas it can't survive without its mother. the whales were first spotted
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about 1:00 this afternoon when the mother tried to beach her se self. swimmers worked feverishly to guide her to sea but each time they swam back to shore. members of the kennedy family are reportedly holding vigil at a cape cod hospital after eunice shriver suffered a setback. she is john f. kennedy's sister. the family was summoned this morning and a quote here, it is minute to minute right now. the 88-year-old has been in critical condition at the hospital. shriver has suffered a series of stroke he is in recent years. the man who killed three people in a shooting rampage at that gym in pennsylvania last week was questioned by police before this incident. police in pittsburgh say they questioned and searched george sodini a week before the rampage. a bus passenger reported seeing a man with a grenade and sodini matched the scrip budescription
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sodini was let go because the witness couldn't identify him. claire mccaskill held a town hall meeting in missouri today opponents disrupted similar meetings across the country with loud protests. the meeting in st. louis last week ended in a brawl with six arrests. mccaskill's first meeting today, she address sold rumors surrounding the legislation. >> there is nothing in the bill that funds planned parenthood, not one dime for any abortions, there is nothing in the bill that mandates any kind of abortion coverage. that is just simply not true. and finally, how are we going to pay for it? that is one of the hard things. i won't vote for a bill that is not deficit neutral. i won't vote for a bill that's not deficit newt tral. >> mccaskill criticized republicans for opposing a bill she says she helped orchestrate. >> after all those republican amendments were added to the
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bill, none of the republicans voted for the bill but there were literally over 100, i want to say 142, i don't want to give you a number if it is not exactly right but literally, there were way more republican amendments, so they help write the bill but they didn't vote for the bill. >> mccaskill has another meeting in missouri. the school district canceled one tomorrow in suburban st. louis because of safety concerns. president obama is headed home after wrapping up a two-day summit in guadalajara, mexico with his nafta counterparts, got together with leaders of canada and mexico, called the meeting of the three amigos, topics like climate change, illegal immigration and increasing drug violence, all on the agenda. even though he is out of the country, the president remained focus on his top domestic issue, health care reform. at a news conference, the president stressed the u.s. is not looking to mimic the canadian model of health care. >> i suspect that we are going
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to have continued vigorous debate. i suspect that few canadians will continue to get dragged in by those to oppose reform though i have said nothing about canadian health care reform. i don't find canadians particularly scary, but i guess some of the opponents of reform think that they make a good bogyman. i think that is a mistake. and i suspect that once we get into the fall and people look at the actual legislation that's being proposed, that more sensible and reasoned arguments will emerge and we are going to get -- we are going to get this passed. >> another main topic for the three leaders, controlling the spread of the h1n1 virus. of course that is swine flu, talking about controlling that during the upcoming flu season. we have a word just in from washington, the taliban's top man in pakistan was killed, as suspected, in an attack last week. the taliban chief was a casualty
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of a missile strike carried out by an unmanned cia drone in the tribal region of the south known as waz zir rah stan. the senior intelligence official states flatly, he is dead. all right. top u.s. commander says taliban militants are an aggressive enemy winning the war in afghanistan. in an interview with the "wall street journal," general mcchrystal warped u.s. casualties running at record high levels already right now will remain high for months to come. mcchrystal says the taliban with moving beyond their conditional strongholds in the south to threaten relatively stable areas in the north and west. a record 68,000 u.s. troops can be in afghanistan by the end of the year. getting graphic pictures from the frontlines in afghanistan. a helicopter attack team comes across the men on the road. they say these men are insurgents setting off a bomb. look at what happened next.
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>> hit the guy on the road. hit the guy on the road. >> roger, hitting the gay on the road. >> we will hit the guys on the road. you guys got the guy on the side. >> roger. >> okay. >> fire? >> you are clear to fire. >> and then the explosion. the pentagon says this happened in southern afghanistan and the video comes straight from a camera mounted on the helicopter's gun. new york, updating us right now on the search for victims and wreckage from that crash between a helicopter and a small plane over the hudson river. let's listen in to that. >> they have continued to have positive hits from their site-scanning sonar throughout the day. they are working to verify those targets to see if they can pull up the aircraft. they are going to continue to work on that. it continues to be very challenging conditions. the water in this a area that
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they are looking is very deep, some 50 to 60 feet deep. the currents are very strong and the visibility is extremely limited, going down to one to two feet. so, they continue to work very hard. we were very impressed with their work yesterday. they were able to recover the helicopter and a large portion of the helicopter has been examined. it's over on a secure pier. and we are documenting the damage to the aircraft and accounting for the different parts. there were some parts that were separated from both the helicopter and the fixed-wing aircraft at the time of the collision. we will continue to look for all of the aircraft parts. we are going to have to see what we can find. there have been a lot of questions about the -- about the airspace. as you all are aware, the accident occurred in very
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complex airspace over new york city, in between new york city and new jersey. there are three major air carrier airports and a variety of other general aviation facilities accommodating both fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. there are also amphibious aircraft that take off and land from the water in this area. they have a high density of traffic here and most of the airspace in this area has been designated class about airspace by the faa. the fr operations are authorized to load the class about airspace
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surrounding this area in both the hudson river and the east river,as we have discussed before. as you all know, we were here for the cory lidle accident investigation in october of 2006. these eggs inclusion areas were first identified in 1971. the faa stated that the purpose of the hudson and east river exclusion areas at that time was to provide for vfr aircraft operations over the rivers for transiting, landing or departing aircraft. before the exclusion areas were defined, the floor of the class b airspace extended down to the rivers. the floor of the class about airspace is required that if anyone was in that class b airspace coordinate with air traffic control and they are positively controlled when they are in class about airspace. seaplane and helicopter bases are currently located in or near
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these exclusion areas and aircraft also use the exclusion area over the -- in the hudson river to transit underneath the class b airspace that is in the vicini vicinity, laguardia, newark and other airports. the piper pilot was talking to the teeter borrow tower after takeoff and then was electronically handed off to the newark tower that is on the radar screen of the teeter borrow tower and on the radar screen of the newark tower there is a symbol depicting a discrete target for this aircraft. one aircraft basically picked -- or one air traffic controller basically pitches that aircraft to the other one electronically. the receiving air traffic controller essentially catches it, acknowledges that he has got that aircraft and then the teeter borrow air traffic controller goes back to the pilot in the piper, advises him
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to change frequencies over to newark tower. now, as i briefed yesterday, they had done the electronic handoff when the air traffic controller went back to the pilot and advised him to change frequencies. the newark air traffic controller never had any communication from the pilot. the newark air traffic controller went become to the teeter borrow air traffic controller, asked him to put the aircraft on a heading and advise him to change frequencies. the teeter borrow controller attempted to hail the aircraft to do that and received no response. we are looking into all of the timelines for this communication, trying to core roar would be rate that information with the times we have on the radar hits that we showed you yesterday for both the piper as well as its liberty tour helicopter, also trying to
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communicate, core bob roar rate any communication that might have taken place over that frequency, still trying to determine if anyone recorded that common frequency in the hudson river area. teeter borrow does not own or control the -- >> you have been listening to the ntsb trying to tell us where things stand with the recovery effort in the collision between the site-seeing helicopter and the small plane that happened saturday over the hudson as they continue to make sure that they can try to find out what happened. nine people were killed in this collision, they did have to take a break today because the conditions are really difficult as they try to recover both of these aircraft. they already recovered the helicopter yesterday and trying to recover the plane as well. we will get you information on this. continuing with more of the day's news, a new development in the michael jackson case today, the los angeles county coroner's office says it finished the investigation into what killed the singer but won't release the results yet, because the los
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angeles police department has asked for the cause of death to remain sealed while detectives continue their investigation, looking into claims that his personal physician, dr. conrad murray, gave him multiple sedatives, including a powerful anesthetic the night before he died. a california judge has delayed today's probate hearing over michael jackson's estate while he continues that he should appoint a lawyer for the singer's children. the judge says he is concerned the interest of the children may not be the same as jackson's mother, katherine, who is their legal guardian. she is asking to be named co-executor of his estate along with john branca and john mcclain, named executors in jackson's will. earlier today, the judge approved a deal between jackson's estate, concert promoter aeg live and columbia pictures to do a movie featuring the footage of his final rehearingsals. there is a game show that asks adult it is they are smarter than a fifth grader but how high should you set the
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prime news coming up in a few minutes. you can't wait to see mike galanos, he is down there, as usual with a preview of what is coming up at the top of the hour, have news that broke in the last few minutes in the michael jackson case, but it is breaking news but breaking news in the wait a minute, we are not going to tell you yet. it is odd. >> yeah. you have been talking about it. the coroner's report is complete. do we know the cause of death? those are the questions we will ask. why are you holding off on that? are criminal charges ending? is that why we are not getting that kind of information? got the latest on that also concerning michael jackson, word that there are business deals out there that could increase the value of his estate by millions, talking about a movie deal to bring the final rehearsals, michael jackson's life/career to the big screen. we will talk all about that, get you caught up, take your calls, 1-877-hln is the number. richelle will update us on
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this story and take it from there the wife of six months who ordered a hit on her husband. again, married six months -- >> allegedly. >> allegedly. you bet. >> i got your back. >> always. anyway, why? that is like number one, married six months, going to order a hit? we even have her reaction once again as cops come to tell her your husband is dead, he is really not dead and she is sobbing without one drop of tears coming out, that is coming up for you. also this is miley cyrus, teen sensation, 16 years to old, teen choice awards on tonight, basically dancing of on a strip pole. she is 16 and a role model. what is she thinking? call in, 1-877-tell-hln. richelle coming your way in ten minutes. >> what were her parents thinking in. >> billy ray cyrus, dad, was supposedly in on this number. >> stirred the pot a little. >> i will be ready. thanks, mike. tropical storm alicia is weakening rapidly as it moves toward hawaii.
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