huma. why is she staying with him. she did, in fact, consider leaving him. we are going to talk to people who know her well. we have a lot of information her friend opens up about that relationship. >> this is an important one, you or your friends are getting ready to plan a vacation, this is the peak information, we have information you should know before you book your next cruise. the ceos of the many of the country's cruiseliners were dressed down by the senate for their messups as an investigation found unsanitary conditions for food on board one cruiseliner. the cdc even investigated it. plus a real must see moment. take a look at this photo, george h.w. bush, the country's 41st president with his head shaved. why? it turns out to be a touching tribute to someone he recently met. we'll tell that story coming up. he is the candidate who
won't quit. anthony weiner refusing to bow out of the new york mayorial race. i'm still on london time, his online escapades. this morning we're learning more about why his wife chose to stay in the marriage and stand by her husband. dana bash is with us this morning. great to see you, too, not only following this story, you all over the story the first time around. what is the latest on this one? >> this is definitely not something we'd live through again. i was out on the campaign trail witnessing anthony weiner firsthand yesterday and it is very clear he is staying in this race for better or worse. with anthony weiner on the mayoral candidate's panel a question about using facebook or twitter is really awkward. >> all i can say is oh, god, don't ask me. >> reporter: a light hearted moment to lift the tension.
>> people around the city have called on to you withdraw, you're distracting from focusing on the middle class and ideas. >> if you want to play to the cameras, that's your ability. i'm having a serious conversation about issues. that's what these good people came to be here, let's honor them be here. >> reporter: a day in the life of scandal plagued weiner, a rousing speech on public housing. >> the fact of the matter is we need to change ways to do things. >> reporter: minutes after silent protests, women turned their back on him. man dressed as carlos danger. weiner admitted to reporters he fumbled his comeback not disclosing he sent sexual pictures and texts. >> perhaps i should have said it will come out at this specific time. >> reporter: he still isn't answering all our questions.
what do you say to people that it's beyond personal and also an issue of judgment and do you have the judgment to be in gracie mansion. >> it's a fair question and people have to answer that question for themselves. >> reporter: we asked new yorkers ourselves. doesn't bother you? >> no. i mean a lot of politicians have their issues and i just think this one we can put behind us. >> i think it's kind of creepy. i don't think i'd want that as my mayor. >> one open question what did weiner's wife huma know about the relapse. she learned about it last fall, said she was furious, leaving him but over time said it was best for their young son to stay together but open question is still how they got from that to yeah i think it's a good idea to run for mayor. >> it's a huge question and there are a lot of similarities to the first time around where he was defiant, defiant, until
he wasn't defiant and he dropped out of his congressional seat. we'll see how defiant he sticks in this. >> i don't see it going anywhere except to the polls. >> to the polls. dana great to see you. >> thank you, you, too. and new details about the woman at the center of the newest anthony weiner sexting scandal, sidney elaine leathers. at least 77 people have been killed in a high speed train derailment in spain. there's new concern about the cause. karl penhaul joins us by phone from santiago de compostela. >> reporter: it does seem from information we have received so far that the train may have left madrid at somewhat late and there are concerns that the
train could have been trying to make up time but all this investigators are still working on. the scene is surreal, a packed passenger train approaching the city of santiago de compostela. firefighters and emergency workers swarmed the scene putting out the billowing trying and feverishly evacuating the train. officials pulled injured and dead passengers through the windows, prying open doors to reach the most severely wounded. this morning, as the death toll and number of injured continues to rise, hospitals are calling for blood donations to aid in the recovery. initial assessments by investigators indicate this probably was not an act of
terrorism but a senior aide to the prime minister says they are pursuing all possible causes. meanwhile, officials are clearing the scene, forced to use trains to left the ravaged train off the tracks. it is more than 15 hours now after that derailment. right now police helicopters are in the air overflying the scene and those huge cranes continue to work. on the ground here, though, neighbors who lived alongside the track a sense of disbelief. i can see people now just standing, talking to themselves, muttering to themselves as they look out to the tracks they can't believe what they're seeing, chris. >> karl, thank you so much. i know people in the area are saying it's catastrophic. they're not completely sure they have everybody out of the train yet so please keep us up to date with the latest. karl penhaul from spain. now we're going to go to congress because they actually did a couple of things worth telling you about yesterday. first the government
surveillance program survives but barely, the house narrowly voted down a proposal restricting the way the nsa collects american's phone records and guess what? some action in the senate on student loans. brianna keilar is live at the white house with this. very exciting. you know which one i want to talk about that. let's start with the nsa. what happened on the vote? >> reporter: good morning to you, chris. i know you're obsessed with the student loans. this is nsa vote was fascinating and it's one of the votes in congress that has weird bedfellows, liberal democrats, conservative republicans teaming up almost passing this. it was very narrowly defeated 217-205 and it would have restricted how the nsa collects information about americans' phone records specifically it would have said it has to be tied to an investigation, it can't just be collected in some blanket way but it was defeated from support from key democrats and key republicans as well and
this i think is the end of it. the senate isn't expected to take it up and the white house is not on board with this. >> all right, so that's one issue. the other issue are the loans. we've been hearing this bubbling about what the senate may get done that they're trying to pass a bill they believe the house would like. what happened? >> reporter: it's done. how often can congress say all right we finished it up but it's pretty much finished because the senate passed this overwhelmingly and what you're going to see now is those rates that went up to more than 6% for students july 1st are now going to go back down to 3.86%. that said, chris, and this is something you have certainly drawn a lot of attention to, they are in coming years going potentially up because they will be tied now to the ten-year treasury note. they'll be tied to the markets and so you're going to see a cap that's been put in place here, 8.25% will be the cap for undergrads, 9.5% for grad students, a little higher for parents but that's as far up as it's going to go.
the thing about it is it's done. this is a permanent solution, this isn't something in the coming years will need a fix. >> except for the fact the rates could be a teaser rate. they could pop because of the treasury. they did something but the loans aren't being treated like the priority they are for so many families. >> it could get more expensive. >> thank you very much, brianna. today more than 1 million catholics are expected in rio de janeiro for world youth day and tonight pope francis will celebrate with them on copacabana beach. cnn's miguel marquez is in rio de janeiro with the latest. hey there, miguel. >> reporter: how are you there. yeah there's some 30,000 troops and police are trying to protect the pope and security has certainly gone up since monday and his arrival, despite all of that, there are still some concerns out there.
despite heavy security, another moment of concern while departing his last function the pope thronged by excited followers someone tosses something to him and he appears to catch it. and rio's mayor under fire for security lapses suggests almost mockingly more problems lie ahead. protests are not a problem, he says, they are a part of functioning democracies. the pope started his day in the southern city of operacita, a visit to the shrine of the virgin mary, the 16th statue found by fishermen is revered here. "the dragon evil is present but does not have the upper hand" he says. "our young people feel attracted to idols taking god's place offering money, success, power."
>> reporter: this . >> this is a time for range but i'm happy because i'm excited to see him. >> reporter: he attended a hospital treating those hooked on crack cocaine even meeting some of those in the program. it should be noted there are a total of 500 catholics in total in mongolia. we found two of them last night, there are six mongolian catholics but it's 11 hours until this event starts, already people waiting for it, some of them looked like they camped out on the beach, it was rainy overnight, the pope today and the vatican playing down concerns to people throwing things at him saying it happens all the time but still it is a concern here. kate, chris, back to you. >> that's one thing that stuck out to you, mongolian catholics.
that was a huge setup getting ready for this. >> it's a big deal. people come out in a unique way when the pope is in the vicinity, no question about it. a lot of news to tell you about this morning. let's get to michaela, train derailment in spain, one here as well. >> we have live aerials, hazmat teams and firefighters are on the train derailment at the port of tampa. these are live aerials of the scene. they have leaking ethanol. the cleanup effort should go well into the afternoon. new documents expected to be released in the aaron hernandez investigation, the former new england patriot accused of killing his one-time friend oden lloyd. grand jury is hearing evidence and could hand up an indictment soon. hernandez appeared wednesday at the same time head coach bill belichick spoke about it calling
the incident "very terrible." carolyn kennedy is ambassador to japan. her supporters say she has an important asset a strong connection to president obama. she would become the first woman to hold the post if the senate confirms her. a-rod ready to play ball according to a doctor hired by alex rodriguez. a-rod sought a second opinion after a yankees team doctor diagnosed him with a strained quadricept muscle. he is facing a possible mlb suspension over the alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. an amazing rescue to show you. look at this off the tip of long island after spending eight hours in shark infested waters lobsterman john aldrich was plucked out of the atlantic. the 44-year-old used his boots to keep him afloat after apparently falling off his fishing vessel. aldrich is now being treated for
hypothermia exposure and dehydration. i'm sure there were prayers from the family, from him, promises and he was found. and all caught on camera, too. >> there are a lot of seas out there, that's my neck of the woods. >> it's like plucking a needle from a hay stack. >> that's real open ocean, off the coast of montauk you have the whole coast. very lucky man. indra, this is now tropical storm dorian. >> 60-mile-per-hour steady winds but there's so much uncertainty around it, moving west-northwesterly at 17 miles per hour. it is sllikely to weaken. lot of dry air in front of it. the second thing you need for a hurricane is warm water and look where it is, temperatures above 79 degrees and dorian hovering between the cooler and warmer waters. where it goes, if it goes over
warmer water it could hold together and if it goes over it slower, it could weaken as well so a lot of factors involved in there especially upper level winds, if there's a lot of shear we could see it break apart. the models are still holding it together and the thought of monday being north of puerto rico, still a tropical storm. one of the fun facts, this is early. typically we see a lot of warm waters close to the coastline. this is far out there starting right off south africa, excuse me, africa. july 9th when we typically see our first one. june 5th is where we saw our first named storm and we're still about a month ahead of where we should be for formation. it may seem like we're quiet but we're ahead of the game. this thing is trying to hold together even with all that ahead of it so a lot to be watching. >> maybe an early and longer hurricane season. indra, thank you so much, we'll be tracking that definitely over the coming days. let's head back to london.
the guessing game is over. the duke and duchess of cambridge named their son prince george louis alexander of cambridge. it pays respect but with a modern twist. we have much more on the very important question, erin, what is his name going to be we asked and we finally now know. >> reporter: that's right, kate. they named him pretty quickly by royal standards. charles and diana took a week to announce prince william's name. after much anticipating the name debate has ended. introducing his royal highness, prince george alexander louis of cambridge. the name is already a hit on the streets of london. >> yes. good old-fashioned british name. >> reporter: and a tribute to queen elizabeth who met her great grandson for the first time wednesday at kensington
palace. george was the name of the queen's father, king george vi who famously had a stammer portrayed in the movie "the king's speech." alexander for queen victoria and louis a nod to the queen' husband whose uncle was lord lou louis mountbatten. >> they're trying to make their son more like all the other boys when he goes to school. the only problem is he's going to be a king. >> reporter: after spending his first night out of hospital, kate and william whisked georgia away to her family's home in bucklebury. they released a statement saying "this is now a private and quiet time for them to get to know
their son." now the name george may be pretty traditional, but the stay in bucklebury is being seen as a thoroughly modern move, just another indication that william and kate want as normal an upbringing as possible for their son. kate and chris? >> all right, erin, thanks so much. been tracking it all for us. we over here normal folk, common folk name their kids right at the hospital, right? >> um-hum. >> everyone is saying this is so fast, they named him so quickly. don't they normally take a week? >> is it that they take that long to name the kid or release the name? >> not sure. you think if they had the name at the hospital -- >> but i think looking at the little face, right? >> isn't that what every parent says you have to see the face. >> it might be jeremiah. >> the queen might not have a say in the boy's name, they wanted to talk to her about it, consult her about it. >> seemed like it was studied, louis comes from king philip's
uncle. that's not something that just pops in your head. >> names are always significant. royal names bear a lot of significance. >> they really do. they didn't look in a baby book. what's the trendy one this here? >> thor. >> and they didn't ask you. cruiseline ceos in the capitol hot seat. and also coming up ahead the other woman in the latest anthony weiner sexting scandal, who is sydney leathers? my name is mike and i quit smoking.
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transparency. carnival and royal caribbean ceos were grilled during a senate hearing about disasters like the carnival "triumph" and crime on board their ships. cnn's rene marsh is live in washington with more. good morning, rene. >> good morning, chris. the bottom line at this hearing was to fight for the consumer, the people who take these cruises the focus was making sure that they're safe on board and if and when things go wrong, it's clear what their rights are. the stench on the carnival poop cruise, the fear on the "grandeur of the seas" the tragedy on the ""costa concordia"" all displayed on capitol hill. >> i have been assured by the industry things will get better. look at the events over the past 16 months and tell me if this is what you think better looks like. >> reporter: memories of february's carnival "triumph" cruise when thousands of passengers were stranded for five days on the steamy gulf of mexico on a ship lacking power and adequate toilets lingered at
the hearing. >> it smelled like sewage and human waste. >> we seriously put our guests in an uncomfortable position and that bothers us a great deal. >> reporter: the cruise industry says its new passenger bill of rights addresses the problem but critics disagree. >> a deeper look indicates the passenger bill of rights is filled with empty promises. >> reporter: into the troubled water comes this, a report allegeding that serious crime on cruiseships is underreported. the report says cruiseships reported 959 serious crimes to the fbi, but only 31 are posted on the coast guard's public website. that's because the database discloses only crimes no longer under investigation by the fbi. >> consumers have no way to find out what their real risks are before they take a cruise. >> well the industry told lawmakers that they quick lay dotted a consumer bill of rights which spells out what passengers are entitled to when things do
go wrong. it was an effort to restore consumer confidence. the industry says now they're in the process of rewriting the fine print on the cruiseship ticket and contracts to reflect that bill of rights. chris? >> rene, thank you. you said the right phrase right there, consumer confidence, because coming up we're going to bring you a new cnn investigation into unsanitary food conditions on board one cruiseliner. you will not believe what turned up. you should see. >> it is disturbing. we'll talk much more about that. also ahead on "new day," she knew him as carlos danger. now the world knows her as the other woman in the latest anthony weiner sexting scandal. we hear from people who know sydney leathers best. plus why president george h.w. bush decided why this is a good time to shave his head. he's got a good head shape. i can't pull it off. with diabetes, it's tough to keep life balanced. i don't always have time to eat like i should.
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♪ you ain't seen nothing yet bachman turner overdrive, who doesn't love them. welcome to "new day," i'm kking. chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan along with michaela pereira. we'll shed light on the question with anthony weiner, who is sydney leathers? plus caroline kennedy set to break through the diplomatic glass ceiling after her nomination as u.s. ambassador to japan. the former first daughter would be the first woman to hold that post. first let's get to michaela,
a lot of news this morning. >> breaking overnight officials in northwestern spain believe excessive speed was behind a train derailment that left at least 7 people and more than 100 others injured including 20 who are in critical condition at this hour. one of the cars burst into flames, another virtually snapped in half. rescuers had to pry those doors open pulling bodies out of broken windows. crews or still on scene at the crash site and sadly they expect to find more victims. this morning we learn huma abedin wanted to leave him after learning he had sectioned another woman after resigning from congress. friend tells cnn she decided to stay in the relationship because of their young son. weiner's resisting calls to quit the new york mayoral race despite the scandal. president obama sending egypt's military-led government a sign of his displeasure with how the government transition is going. he stopped delivery of four f-16
fighter jets. chuck hagel delivered the news to the head of egypt's military criticizing the continued violence, former president mohamed morsi's detention and a transition that has not included the muslim brotherhood. the 6-year-old boy who survived being buried for hours in a sand dune is now out of the hospital. nathan woessner was released wednesday from chicago children's hospital. nathan has suffered damage to his lungs but they expect him to make a full recovery. tired travelers in johannesburg got a treat, a free cup of coffee, however they had to yawn to get some. it's a specially made coffee machine, employs facial detection software, you yawn, a cup appears. it's funny watching them try and figure out where the button is. hmm, get frustrated. >> they're about to yell at it
when it comes out because it looks like they're yawning. >> you look at me with crazy eyes. >> i like that. that's the face i'll have to look out for you. it's all over but the funeral. >> just bring out some coffee. time for our political gut check all the stories you need to know coming out of washington and around the country. first up, congressman steve king defending his remarks that many young undocumented immigrants are drug dealers. john king is here to talk more about this. john, you know steve king is known to speak his mind quite often and he is not backing down from his comment but at a time when republicans are trying so hard to win favor with hispanic voters, i wonder, how damaging is one person's one lawmaker's comments to the entire party? >> well, kate and chris, good morning. the first rule of holes, right? when you're in a hole and the republican party is in a hole with latino voters stop digging. here's steve king digging and digging and digging.
the republicans are trying this makeover, trying to remake the party's image by doing something to heal their relationship with latino voters and here you have steve king playing the role forgive me of dumb and dumber making that job harder. go to his own republican leadership, speaker john boehner saying let's not use hateful language. if we have policy disagreements, have policy disagreements. the entire republican leadership is running away from steve king and that's not the first time he's said things that opened a lot of eyes and had people roll a lot of eyes. the question is how deeply does it complicate republicans on the policy front and political front as they try to repair that relationship. >> i think it was telling. often you hear from leadership that one person's comment well this is a distraction from the debate, we're focused on the real issues. seems they could not get far away from his remarks far enough fast enough. >> but that's part of the problem. the republican leadership, speaker boehner and leader
cantor don't appreciate steve king, think he'd a gadfly and freak show. however he doesn't appreciate them either. he's one of the tea party guys who thinks it's not just democrats who are wrong on policy but his own leadership is wrong. this is part of the friction and tension within the republican party that complicates their efforts to get anything done, we're talking about immigration now, we'll be talking about the debt ceiling and others a few weeks down the road and the same characters and conflicts will emerge. >> it's important that he said it because this is what it's about on some level. there are people who believe this and that's something they have to deal with because they keep making up reasons why they don't like the bill but john, is it unfair for me to suggest that this is why there's resistance to this bill on some level because they're dealing with this misperception? >> there is no question that there is a slice of the republican party -- look, you can respect somebody who disagrees with you on policy but to say for every young illegal immigrant every young kid brought over across the border illegally for every one of them
brought over by the parents, they had nothing in the choice, a baby, 2, 3 or 5, for every one of them there's 100 young drug meals? he says he can back that up with the statistics. i'd love to see the evidence because it complicates the policy and if you go to the last election not just latino voters talk to asian voters, a lot of asian voters said they voted democrat because of people like this seem to be pushing everybody who is not white away from the republican party. >> i also want to ask you about this nomination the president made of carolyn kennedy as ambassador to japan. lot of people don't think nominations for am ambassadorships are interesting but it is. this has been rumored for a long time. she was a key supporter during the obama '08 campaign and it makes you wonder is this another way of saying thank you for your support on everything you did for me? >> yes, but and i'll say it this way. remember how important it was back in 2008 when then senator
ted kennedy who has now passed away and carolyn kennedy came out and gave the kennedy goodhousekeeping seal of approval for barack obama. she served in some advisory roles. this didn't fit her life in the first term but she says it does now. it's a way for the president to say thank you to caroline kennedy and also a way for the president to tell the japanese they matter. they always wanted a star. if you look at the list of ambassadors, democrats and republicans try to send somebody of great stature to tokyo because it matters in the respect of that relationship. tokyo is now getting a piece of camelot. caroline kennedy appreciates it and so does the japanese public. >> do you think this is a step for her to consider public office? >> chris know this is because caroline lives in new york. she thought about running back when hillary clinton's seat came
open. she said she doesn't want to go into elective office. here is a way for her to represent her country, good for her. >> it would be nice to learn what connection or involvement she has with japan. >> not so much connection but she'll be a quick study i guess. john, happy thursday. >> wait you can't let me get away without this. >> what? >> student loan also pass next week. the house is going to pass the senate version by a top republican aide next week they'll send it to the president. >> i think it's great, john. the question is if those rates stay low are they setting it up as a priority? the president talked about it in his speech, his economic speech he wants to find ways to get college costs lower. sounds great but rings as one of those things you can't get done. this is progress, you got to take progress where you find it, that's what john king says. >> amen. sfwr fr >> from your lips to god's ears. >> amen, brother. >> good stuff. coming up next on "new day" the woman at the center of the latest anthony weiner sexting scandal, 23-year-old sydney
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welcome back to "new day," everybody. anthony weiner refusing to bow out of new york city mayor's race even though he's admitted to another sexting scandal. this morning we learn a lot more about the woman on the receiving end of those messages. here's cnn's randi kaye. >> reporter: the woman at the center of the latest anthony weiner sexting scandal is sydney leathers who also identifies herself online as sydney elaine xo. we don't know much about her but we do know she's very comfortable in her own skin. these are just some of the pictures she posted of herself
on twitter that have since been removed. so how did she meet anthony weiner? lou colagiovanni is a friend of leathers. >> she allegedly contacted him via twitter, she was a friend. >> reporter: the conversations turned from politics to sex. this was the result, dozens and dozens of sexually explicit text messages and photographs, including images of his anatomy that are simply too explicit to show here. their online relationship continued for quite a while. >> it's been important for eight or nine, maybe even possibly a year. >> reporter: we came here hoping to talk with leathers about their relationship. friend told me that sydney leathers never mentioned anthony weiner by name but did say she had met a lot of people with strong political contacts
online, politics was her passion. it seems long before sydneyleters first communicated with anthony weiner she had her eye on him, one of her websites that's since been removed listed him as one of her heroes. sydney leathers is now 23, her friends say she never slept with anthony weiner or took any money from him but that he did offer to help her get an apartment in chicago and suggested he visit her. at one point she told the website thedirty.com asked her "do me a solid and hard delete all our chats." randi kaye, cnn, princeton, indiana. time for a trip around the world starting in egypt. supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi holding rallies despite a threatened crackdown from the military. >> the egyptian military openly putting itself in the middle of
egypt's conflict with the head of the armed forces calling for mass demonstrations tomorrow and calling on people to give him the authority to fight violence and terrorism. egypt's top general didn't name names but many are going to use this as a veiled threat against the muslim brotherhood and supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi who have been protesting for three weeks now. for their part the muslim brotherhood are calling for mass demonstrations, too. so once again the stage is set for a friday showdown in this fight for egypt's future where the army is playing an increasingly central role. kate? >> reza, thanks so much. almost 70 years after the end of world war ii, a new push to catch surviving nazi war criminals. cnn's dan rivers has more on this from london. >> a center in israel is launching a poster campaign in three german cities, berlin, hamburg and colone.
they're asking information about information about nazis that could still be hiding out in germany more than 60 years after the end of the second world war, offering a reward for information of more than $30,000 and it's causing huge controversy in germany. back to you, kate. >> dan, thanks so much. and north korea about to mark a milestone in its history. cnn's ivan watson had a chance to talk to some of the country's youngest citizens. >> reporter: north korea is gearing up to celebrate 60 years since the end of the korean war and we're here at the palace where the founder of the democratic people's republic of korea now lays in state. all these kids they frequently come to visit here. it's been 60 years since the war but this is very much still part of everyday life for north koreans and these kids we've talked to some of them, they love things that most children love, cartoons, roller blading but when you ask them what they want to be when they grow up? many of them say they want to be soldiers to protect their country. back to you, kate.
>> all right, ivan, thanks so much with a rare look inside the country. >> yes, that is a rare look indeed. coming up on "new day," our must see moment, former president george h.w. bush showing off his new look. why? beautiful reason. in honor of a 2-year-old boy's fight with leukemia. >> he has a great smile. "i'm part of an american success story," "that starts with one of the world's most advanced distribution systems,"
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♪ but you got to have friends yes, you sure do. we know that to be true. welcome to "new day." touching moment president george h.w. bush shaved his hair in solidarity with the 2-year-old son of a member of his security detail. that little one is battling leukemia. bush 41 followed the lead of his secret service detail all of whom are handsomely supporting chrome domes. the cause certainly hitting close to home for the bushes. they lost their 3-year-old daughter robin to cancer some six detads ago, her death leaving an indelible mark on that family to be sure. you know this was something they felt they had a chance to get behind with extra passion in their hearts. >> good guy. >> good look with a nice bald head. >> looks good but it's really a sign of what's in his heart also. >> good stuff for you. >> good stuff. thank you, my friend. coming up on "new day" calls for anthony weiner to end his
attempted political comeback. he's staying in. why is his wife standing by her man? we'll follow breaking news out of spain where a train derailment in the northwestern part of that country left 70 dead and 100 injured, one car snapped completely in half, another caught on fire. we'll have more coming up. la's known definitely for its traffic,
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like quad gate. >> it basically boils down to this. a-rod believes he's healthy enough to return to the line-up but thinks the yankees are conspiring against him to keep him off the field so they can collect the insurance money for the more than $25 million he's owed this season. without permission from the yankees a-rod hired his own doctor to take a look at his mri of his quad. the doctor said he didn't see any signs of an injury and the yankees meanwhile continue to insist they want a-rod back on the field as soon as he's physically able to play. a-rod of course is still facing a possible suspension over the alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs. the new england patriots head coach bill belichick speaking publicly for the first time since former patriot hernandez situation. >> i and other members of the organization were shocked and disappointed in what we had
learned. having someone in your organization that's involved in a murder investigation's a terrible thing. >> we want to warn you about this next video, look away if you're squeamish, braves pitcher tim hudson trying to cover first base and gets his ankle stepped on ering young jr.. that's tough to watch, guys. young jr. said -- >> slow mo twice. >> thanks, andy. how are your wheaties, everybody. >> hope you aren't eating breakfast. young jr. felt terrible and said he knew hudson's ankle had to be broken when it happened. hudson taken out for a stretcher. his ankle is in fact broken and he'll miss the rest of the season. >> wow. andy scholes, my goodness. >> sorry, guys. >> the ghoul of sports. >> andy, wow! thanks, andy. good to see you regardless of now my stomach is not feeling
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second. we're at the top of the hour, means it's time for the top news. breaking overnight survivors crawl through windows to escape a burning train after it derails in spain. the death toll now over 70 people. more than 100 injured. huma's struggle new revelations that anthony weiner's wife almost left him, so why did she stay? we talk to those who know her well. cnn investigates the shocking conditions for food served on board a high end cruise line. could you be paying thousands of dollars to be eating this? your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need to know. >> i'm here having a serious conversation about issues. that's what these good people came to hear. >> announcer: what you just have to see.
this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan, and michaela pereira. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "new day." it is thursday, july 25th, 7:00 in the east and look who's back, chris cuomo, very happy today. >> hi, everybody i'm kate bolduan, back from london. actually what city am i in? just city. >> new york city, baby. >> we're here with news anchor michaela pereira. >> good morning. >> coming up this hour we're live in brazil where the pope has a busy day ahead. first he's going to visit rio de janeiro's slums and meet with the poor and then taking part in an enormous rally for world youth day, up to 1 million people could attend with several security scares this week, what's being done to keep him safe? we'll look into that. a big vote in the house, this bill just missed passing a measure to severely restrict the nsa's surveillance program, this as we wait to learn when nsa leaker edward snowden will leave
the moscow airport. he's been stuck in there for more than a month. we'll go live. what exactly is in a name? it turns out a whole lot of history for the royal baby. we'll look at the meaning behind prince george alexander louis' name. kate and will are staying at her family's home not the palace. what does that signal about his upbringing? breaking news overnight a terrifying accident in spain, more than 70 people killed in a high spain passenger train derailed. one train car snapped in two, another caught fire. spanish official says the tragedy appears to be linked to the train going too fast. karl penhaul is live in santiago de compostela. good morning, karl. >> reporter: good morning, chris. just in the last few moments spain's prime minister mariano rahoi declared three days of not mourning here in spain and also said the investigation will now take a twin track to find out
what was the real cause of this accident. as you suggest though figuring high on the list of speculation as to what caused this is that possibly the train may have been going too fast. what the prime minister also said though was the other priority would be put on identifying the dead and so their loved ones who have had this anxious wait now for the last 15, 16 hours, can be informed. the other priority is here cleaning up the tracks, taking away those railroad cars now for investigation. let's look a little at how this whole drama has developed. the scene is surreal, a packed passenger train approaching the city of santiago de compostela. derailed, as it hurdled around a curve. its cars strewn around the track, mangled. this car snapped in half, while flames burst out of another. firefighters and emergency workers swarmed the scene
putting out the billowing fire and feverishly evacuating the train. in the dark aided by flashlights, officials pulled injured and dead passengers through the windows, prying open doors to reach the most severely wounded. this morning, as the death toll and number of injured continues to rise, hospitals are calling for blood donations to aid in the recovery. initial assessments by investigators indicate this probably was not an act of terrorism but a senior aide to the prime minister says they are pursuing all possible causes. meanwhile officials are now clearing the scene, forced to use cranes to lift the ravaged train off the tracks. i think two facts are putting the scale of this tragedy in perspecti perspective for me. first a full one-third of the passengers aboard that train have been killed and one of those wagons we are told when it derailed flew around 18 feet
into the air and landed on top of the railway embankment, 45 feet away from the track. back to you in the studio, chris and kate. >> wow, karl, what a catastrophe. thank you for painting the picture and giving us the latest on that. >> seeing those picture, just amazing. let's talk about politics back at home. should anthony weiner abandon his political comeback? that is what some people are saying after a new sexting scandal resurfaces and this morning cnn learns why his wife huma abedin is standing by her man. >> it's not every day you have a candidate for political office talking to roeporters about the fact he's still in therapy because he sent dirty messages on the internet. that's one example why friends view what is going on as an unfortunate circus-like atmosphere with weiner on the campaign trail.
with anthony weiner on the mayoral candidate's panel a question about using facebook or twitter is really awkward. >> all i can say is oh, god, don't ask me. >> reporter: a light hearted moment to lift the tension. >> people around the city have called on to you withdraw, you're distracting from focusing on the middle class and ideas. >> if you want to play to the cameras, that's your ability. i'm having a serious conversation about issues. that's what these good people came to be here, let's honor them be here. >> reporter: a day in the life of scandal plagued weiner, a rousing speech on public housing. >> the fact of the matter is we need to change ways to do things. >> reporter: minutes after silent protest, a handful of women turned their back on him. his indiscretions literally followed him. man dressed as carlos danger. weiner's screen name for lewd messages. weiner admitted to reporters he fumbled his comeback by not disclosing he sent sexual
pictures and texts to strange women a year after resigning for congress for the same thing. >> perhaps i should have said it will come out at this specific time and this specific person but there isn't a lot better way for me to answer these questions. >> reporter: he still isn't answering all our questions. what do you say to people who say it's beyond personal and also an issue of judgment and do you have the judgment to be in gracie mansion? >> it's a fair question and people have to answer that question for themselves. >> reporter: we asked new yorkers ourselves. doesn't bother you? >> no. i mean a lot of politicians have their issues and i just think this one we can put behind us. >> i think it's kind of creepy. i don't think i'd want that as my mayor. >> that is an open question especially for women. how is he doing this and more specifically what about his wife? well cnn has been told that huma abedin, his wife z find out that he relapsed in sexting with other women last summer. in the fall, a friend of huma's
tells jessica yellin she learned about it and she was furious, said she was leaving him and over time she decided it is best for their young son to stay together so she once again tried to repair their marriage. she's obviously still doing that but again the question is how you go from repairing your personal problems to saying we want to put it out in the public sphere which is exactly what she's doing actively. >> they are so out in the public and huma has been a generally private person. when she was in washington she was a private person. you feel horrible for her and their family but where this goes we will watch and see whatever it is going to go we don't expect it now. >> a little telling, you haired the crowd applaud when he said i'm here to talk about you. i think that it's an easier question if the voters move past this than the media. will the media give him a chance to move past it. >> that's what he's relying on. >> great words for those who don't know, we'll see. >> thank you.
coming up later we'll talk with someone who knows huma abedin as well, cnn political commentator and aide to president clinton, paul begala. the pope chose the name francis because he wanted to be the pontiff for the poor. today he plans to visit one of the most impoverished slums in brazil. he also kicks off world youth day. miguel marquez is in rio de janeiro. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning there, chris. is he certainly making his mark here. he met with recovering drug addicts last night. today he goes to a place where a lot of the drug violence here in rio is centered. despite heavy security, another moment of concern while departing his last function the pope thronged by excited followers, someone tosses something to him and he appears to catch it.
and rio's mayor under fire over security lapses suggests almost mockingly more problems lie ahead. protests are not a problem, he says, they are a part of functioning democracies. the pope started his day in the southern city of operacita, a visit to the shrine of the virgin mary the 16 inch statue found by fishermen in the early 1700s is revered here. he encouraged the faithful to resist earthly temptations. "the dragon evil is present but does not have the upper hand" he says. "our young people feel attracted to idols taking god's place appearing to offer hope, money, success, power, pleasure." ♪ >> reporter: these are catholics from mongolia. >> this is a time for change but i'm really happy, that's why i'm waiting in the rain for two hours because i'm excited to see him. >> reporter: he attended a hospital treating those hooked
on crack cocaine even meeting some of those in the program. now despite how miserable it was last night, despite how miserable it is today, this is copacabana beach and these are pilgrims watching and waiting for the pope to show up here at the beach, ten hours they will be waiting, some of them looks like they slept here overnight and one note about the mongolians we talked about in our story there are a total of 500 mongolians. there are two others in town they've been looking for them, pretty amazing to be here and see the world come together in order to support the church and this pope. back to you guys. >> all right, miguel, thanks so much. let's talk more about the nsa leaker an update. edward snowden remains stuck in a moscow airport this morning despite russian media reports saying he had been cleared to leave the airport. the white house is turning up the heat demanding the nsa leaker be turned over to the u.s. immediately to stand trial. phil black is tracking the latest developments from moscow and brianna keilar is live from
the white house this morning to talk more about this. phil, first let me get an update from you. there was some confusion, did he have the papers to leave the airport? did he not have the papers? where does that stand at this moment? >> in the end he didn't get the papers, kate. his lawyer thought he was going to get them yesterday, the russian media started reporting he had received them and he was on his way out of the terminal but that didn't happen. his lawyer said there was a delay and he blames that on the complexity of the case but there's another issue, too, and that is that these decisions in this case are being made from high up within the russian government and the russian government knows if it lets him out of this airport terminal that will trigger an angry reaction from the united states >> that's absolutely right, phil, that brings me to you, brian brianna. the latest information was he able to leave or not, obviously sending the white house spinning making phone calls, trying to do as much as they can to get the outcome that they want. what are you hearing from how the white house is reacting this
morning? >> reporter: that's right the administration very much reacting here kate. secretary of state john kerry called his counterpart, this is the highest level of these conversations that we're aware of, called russian foreign minister sergey lavrov to say a couple of things, one to figure out what the exact status is of snowden amid the reports that he'll be able to leave the moscow airport, and also to put pressure on russia, if he leaves, this is what we were told by the state department spokesperson, lavrov was told by kerry this will be very disappointing to america and you may obviously think disappoint something a pretty mild word but that's diplo speak for the u.s. will be really ticked off if this happens. this has gotten way beyond the level of the white house and the administration wants. president obama had to weigh in a couple weeks ago with putin and this is something he didn't want to have to do, kate. >> the pressure campaign is on, phil, there are high level conversations going on but what will work and when will his s t
status change? what are you hearing about what's next? >> well, for the moment snowden has little choice but to continue waiting in this terminal. he's approaching five weeks since he arrived here and his lawyer says that it looks like hitting somewhere around that time but he could in theory receive the necessary paperwork at any time. until he learns any more snowden's lawyer says he is studying russian language and russian culture and now says he wants to stay here in the long-term, wants to settle here longer than the one-year temporary asylum that he's already applied for. >> while all of that is going on in moscow and russia, brianna. back here at home the house attempting to take some action or some members of the house attempting to take action to stop the surveillance program that edward snowden revealed. what is the latest? >> reporter: narrowly defeated. this bill would have said to the nsa if you're gathering americans' phone records as we found out from edward snowden they were doing it would have to
be related to a specific investigation. it failed. the senate's not expected to take it up. the white house wasn't on board with it. you have a lot of interesting bedfellows, liberal democrats and conservative republicans registering their discontent. >> thanks you guys so much. still remains a question when will he leave, what will he do if he leaves and no one has the answer. >> everybody will be waiting for it. a lot of news developing at this hour. michaela we talked about the train derailment in spain but we have one here as well involving chemicals. >> it's a concern in tampa. cargo train derailment at the port of tampa shut town the entire port all together. overnight at least 15 cars derailed, three are leaking ethanol. hazmat crew is on the scene to clean up the spill and firefighters are using foam to reduce chances it will catch fire. it's unclear what caused that derailment but happy to tell you no injuries have been reported. an update on the burning
natural gas rig in the gulf of mexico. two fire fighting boats have moved a safe distance away as they wave forward more reinforcements to assist in fighting that blaze, sparked after the rupturing of a natural gas well. the rig has partially collapsed. 44 workers evacuated, again no injuries have been reported in that incident. a tractor trailer gets too close for comfort as a wisconsin state trooper just pulled someone over for speeding. he was headed back to his cruiser when an 18 wheeler goes screaming by. the struck ripped off part of the front end. the accident there was caught by the trooper's dash cam. way too close for comfort. academy award winning jennifer lawrence getting star struck? she clearly really, really, really loves the dude. she showed it at comicon. >> i'm the biggest fan, oh my
god, i'm so sorry. >> great to see you. >> good to see you. i'm so sorry for interrupting you. >> she got all a-twitter. jeff bridges they went on and on about their favorite movies. she takes the microphone and everything. everybody's a fan of somebody, right? >> i am a huge fan of hers. she has done some of the funniest things when she has been on the stage and miked up. she's hilarious. >> the innocence of it is nice because you worry about stars getting jaded. >> very real. >> we all do at times. >> please. talk to the mirror. let's talk about weather here, folks. tropical storm dorian, the fourth named storm of the hurricane season is gathering strength out in the atlantic. where is it headed, what does this mean and when? indra petersons is here tracking it all. >> there is so much uncertainty going on out frothere. 60 miles-per-hour steady winds.
74 miles-per-hour steady winds makes a hurricane. close to cape verde making its way through some open waters. that's the question, will it strengthen or weaken? a lot of factors could inhibit its growth. we're looking at a lot of dry air ahead of it. it needs warm waters. now it needs temperatures above 79 degrees to really stay strong. it's right on the border line between the 70s and the 80s. if it goes over warmer waters is stays together. once it goes over cooler waters it's expected to weaken. how fast it's moving is a timing issue. if it moves quickly it may move over quickly. currently the system is moving quickly. third factor being upper level winds they could see a lot of shear out there and that could break it apart. where is it going? here is the big bermuda high keeping us warm, that will steer it in the west-northwesterly
fashion. it looks like it will stay above the islands and here's the piece of good news, it is a small system so with that in this current track here it's not expected to affect the islands directly. maybe just strong surf and winds out there. the big question is after that where does it go? it's so far out we hope it doesn't hold together. we hope it curves back tout sea. >> we'll watch it, thanks, indra. coming up on "new day," the huma factor. we'll take you inside anthony weiner's wife's innersirk well someone who knows her. wait until you see what one luxury cruiseline did to avoid health inspectors. food piled high, where? in crew members' cabins. >> yeesh! [ female announcer ] it's simple physics...
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welcome back to "new day" everybody. one of the more notable details of the anthony weiner this most recent sexting scandal is his wife, huma abedin's conviction. she says she's still committed to their marnl ariage and his mayoral campaign. let's bring in cnn political commentator and former aide to president clinton paul begala. welcome to "new day," thanks for being on the show. >> thanks, chris. >> all right, the first question to put your genius to, does anthony weiner stick in the race? >> oh i think he definitely stays in the race. there's actually very little downside for him to stay in it. it's really tough for him to win and it's for a reason you alluded to earlier in the broadcast, chris. his strategic imperative is to make it about the voters, not about himself.
as a guy i used to work for used to say it to me if i make it about their lives than mine we will both be better off and i don't think anthony can make it about their lives, the voters in new york city any longer because it's all about him and i think that's going to be very tough sell to the voters. >> huma abedin, those who know her are moved greatly by her sense of self-respect, that she is known for doing the right thing. what is the simple explanation for why she decided to get out there in front of this? didn't do it for the resignation but did it here, why? >> well this is not a woman trap without options. she's strong, she's smart, she's successful. i have to say for me, i have to -- this is more a topic for dr. phil than a spin doctor, right, so i fall back to the pascal philosopher who said the heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. i don't think this is simply a strategic decision for her.
i think huma loves his guy, will stick with him thinks he'd be a good mayor. what you saw yesterday at the press conference was the real huma, very emotional but also very committed and that's why i don't think this is any kind of strategy. i think this is her revealing her heart which must be an incredibly painful thing for her, an intensely private woman. >> blaze pascal you say we gala i counter that with someone asking from shakespeare, has she eaten on the insane route that devours intel ject and takes it prisoner? when i was watching that press conference i couldn't believe she was there and then she comes up and she says the magic words, "i love, i forgive, i believe." i heard them and it did a shift in my little black reporter's heart and i said i think she does huma-nized anthony weiner and gave him a basis for sticking in the race with voters
not the media bus the bloodlust for the details would be too great. do you think she saved him? >> she's given him the only chance he's got. that's right, she could have ended this and no one would have thought less of her for that and i think she at least gave her husband a chance to stay in the race and to see this thing through but if this is simply a quest for redemption by anthony weiner that's not enough. the city of new york needs a mayor, not someone on a redemption quest. i think what huma did was necessary but not sufficient for anthony weiner to win. >> a neglected question i think you'll give us good perspective on. you look at eliot spitzer, mark sanford and anthony weiner, maybe they'll forgive you, maybe the bar is so low for politicians these days you'll skirt under it but should you run when you've had these kinds of problems? what about that question from a political acumen standpoint,
even if it's up to the voters why put them in this position of having to choose someone who could be so compromised, with other leaders? >> that's a great point, chris. i guess what i would say is as long as we're electing human beings, we're going to be electing flawed people and the thing i find -- i teach at georgetown, i've got teenaged boys and i find that younger people have no more expectation of privacy from public figures even from politicians. old school guys like me still believe in a zone of privacy and wish we did not know frankly so much about the private lives of our leaders. i think voters now, i think sadly frankly regrettably want it out there and expect it to be out there. maybe we're losing our capacity to be shocked. that's more of a generational thing and perhaps why the scandal is so new because the technology is new. certainly the sin is the most unoriginal sin but the technology maybe gives it a new wrinkle. >> his negative was at 37% his
unfavorable before this. that will be the number they have to watch and see how many voters they can claim. the silver lining may be if people are so done with hearing about these kinds of things in politicians it may force reporters like myself to focus on what matters more to voters. we cover this because we think it will work and frankly it's easier. it will be interesting to see if the voters send a message that i don't want to hear about this anymore, don't tell me, i won't watch you if you talk about this but i don't know. >> i would love it, chris. in fact the coverage on the new york media pact in connecticut today and the coverage i saw last night anthony weiner went to a forum on public housing and affordable housing and they began by booing him and ended by cheering and i kept asking the television set, what did he say in between? what's the substance? what he's going to do for poor people who need housing and frankly that didn't get into the piece i saw last night on new york tv. >> mr. begala, a pleasure,
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♪ ♪ ♪ welcome back to "new day," it's thursday, july 25th, i'm chris cuomo. >> i'm kate bolduan, great to see you all, great to see you michaela pereira, we're all back. coming up cnn exposes a cruiseship secret, crew members accused of hiding food from passengers in their own cabins so health inspectors wouldn't see it. plus a former first daughter tapped by president obama to be the next ambassador to, wait for it, japan. why? we'll tell you about it but first let's get to michaela for the top news right now. >> an update on the breaking news we've been following, dramatic new surveillance video of the moment of impact when a train derailed in spain going around the bend at high speeds. 77 people were killed, more than 130 injured in the wreck near santiago de compostela. rescue crews spent hours pulling survivors from the twisted cars.
the train jumped the track in a difficult curve. huma abedin considered leaving husband anthony weiner when he told her of the latest online sexting last fall. she decided to work through their problems because he is a loving father to his son. he faced protesters while campaigning wednesday, even a heckler who claimed he was the real carlos danger. weiner's online alias. firefighters making encouraging progress, the fairfield fires being 40% contained. fire spokesman says even though they have made gains homes and other structures remain threatened. they're dealing with two other fires burning in that state. we want to show you some horrific motorcycle accident video involving the grandson of jack nicklaus, that's nick o'leary, starting tight end for
florida state's football team, thrown from his motorcycle after a car caught him off. he almost got launched into an oncoming bus incredibly he walked away with minor injuries. >> wow look what happens to the bike. >> it's decimated. we love to show you crazy animal videos. jif th jiff the pom rainian. his tricks have made him quite a star on facebook. he is listed on his facebook page as being a movie actor and model. the low walk like the commando walk. backwards. >> that's the move for a dog. >> apparently jiff's facebook page has half a million likes. going forward on the scooter, yes. >> skateboard in the u.s., my friend. >> look at him, that's jiff people.
>> he poses for the final shot. >> looks good in the final shot. >> a pom rainian. >> that was number on the royals list. >> jiff, good name. what is in a name i ask you? when you're the future king? quite a lot. prince george alexander louis of cambridge each name carries the weight of british tradition but taken together it creates something entirely new. cnn's erin mclaughlin is in london with more on this. hi, erin. >> reporter: hi, kate. they named him pretty quickly by royal standards. it took charles and diana a week to announce william's name. anticipation has ended as the great name debate is over. introducing his royal highness, prince george alexander louis of cambridge. the name is already a hit on the streets of london. >> yes. good old-fashioned british name. >> reporter: and a tribute to
queen elizabeth who met her great grandson for the first time wednesday at kensington palace. george was the name of the queen's father, king george vi who famously had a stammer as portrayed by colin firth in the movie "the king's speech." >> i not care to discuss personal matters. >> alexander for queen victoria whose name was alexanderina, and louis a nod to the queen' husband whose uncle was lord louis mountbatten. >> most have four names, some have five and some have seven. they're trying to make their son more like all the other boys when he goes to school. the only problem is he's going to be a king. >> reporter: after spending his first night of hospital in kensington palace, kate and william whisked georgia away to more humble surroundings, her family's home in bucklebury. they released a statement saying "this is now a private and quiet time for them to get to know their son."
the future king now living the quiet life in a commoner's accommodation. now the name george is splashed across today's headlines. "the sun" with a quote cover, the baby formerly known as prince alexander louis of cambridge, there's "the times" cover, kate and william stick to tradition by george." "the mirror" with the headline "boy george," not sure what to think about that, kate. >> you knew it was going to happen. we have a lot of fun with the headlines this week. we want to talk more with victoria arbiter, commentator and daughter of the queen's former press secretary. we have it, we've waited a long time wondering what would it be and we have the name prince george alexander louis. what do you make of the name? >> i think where they've been smart is they've given this child its own identity while
three names that are laden in british family reference and history. but you have to -- george is an obvious one, patriot saint of england, but alexander, thinking of the queen's middle name being alexandra, three former kings of scotland were named alexander but the important name is louis, it is william's middle name but louis was mount batten, charles' grand uncle the man he called his honorary grandfather. he was assassinated by the i.r.a. in 1989 which left a gaping hole in charles' life. i think they've paid tribute and homage to charles. >> for us we normally get named in the hospital before we leave. this is considered a pretty quick announcement of the naming. what do you make of that? >> really i think william is very keen for everyone to go back to normal, even at the hospital if you read between the lines in his brief comments to the press he said "i'm hoping
all of you can go back to their real lives so we can take care of our baby." he knew the furor would not die down until the name was out there. his thinking now is you got everything you need, pictures, interview, name, now go away. >> now give us a little bit of space and that's why maybe not surprising at all, you thought it was going to happen anyway that they went to bucklebury to spend time with kate's family. >> i'm surprised they went so quickly but kensington palace aside from their own apartment under construction vast portions of the palace are under construction, the noise, the dust, the dirt. bucklebury is serene almost like a movie english village. it's peaceful so a nice place for the new baby. >> and on his name there was a lot of talk and speculation leading up to the announcement that maybe william would do something as a tribute to his mother. does it surprise you that spencer or some kind of tribute to diana was not included in the name?
>> i was surprised. i had a good look at the spencer family tree. the second earl spencer was named george. i don't know that william and kate paid attention to that, that was a long time ago but there will be room on the second and third child where the pressure and focus won't sob intense. >> not surprising they stuck with traditional names. >> absolutely right. william and kate by nature are very traditional and george also, they don't get a baby naming book. they look at the family tree but george is really cool and trendy again in the uk so it's not so old-fashioned that he'll be teased mercilessly in school. it's a great, fun name. they've managed to check all the boxes here. >> a modern royal couple but little nod to tradition. >> exactly right. >> thank you victoria, great to see you. chris? coming up on "new day," a cnn investigation, a disgusting game of hide and seek aboard a cruise ship. why are crew members trying to pull a fast one on federal
all right everybody, about 45 minutes past the hour. new disturbing pictures for you this morning of a cruise ship crew accused of dodging health inspectors by hiding trays of food where? inside their cabins. to make matters worse it allegedly happened on one of the most luxurious ships afloat. cnn's investigative correspondent drew griffin reports. >> reporter: the silver sea cruise line builds itself as ul extra exclusive, small ships, personalized service and intimate luxurious setting a high-end experience that comes
with a very high end price, on average the company says a little more than $5,000 per week per passenger. >> every silver sea voyage is a feast for the senses. >> reporter: but passengers didn't know that feast might include this -- look at these, pictures taken by crew members showing meat stored in crew cabin sinks, pots and pans in crew hallways, wrapped food stashed everywhere except in the galleys, where it belonged. why? it's all spelled out in this damning report from u.s. health inspectors from the centers for disease control. it writes an organized effort was made to physically remove over 15 full trolleys of food, including milk, raw meats, pasteurized eggs, cheeses of all types, all hidden in individual cabins shared by two or three galley crew members in order to
avoid inspection. the surprise inspection took place after the cdc was tipped off. adriana colognia says he had a 40-day contract on board the silver shadow and night after night he and others were ordered to hide food in his cabin in case of an inspection. >> absolutely, sir, that's why i didn't even eat. i used to make a little pizza for myself on a daily basis and that was all because if you think about it, you gotta eat an omelet with the eggs that have been in a temperature high of almost 70 degrees, that would make everybody sick. >> reporter: the cdc finally figured out what was happening when a crew member sent these photos to federal health inspectors and maritime attorney jim walker. walker whose law firm represents cruise ship employees and wrongful termination and injury cases he's been told what you're seeing here is a common game. >> that's right, there's typically a scramble that takes place. this is what we learned from the
crew members. >> reporter: what is different is the cdc was tipped off and on june 17th staged a surprise inspection as the silver shadow docked in scagway, alaska. the company based in ft. lauderdale, florida, wouldn't give cnn any interview on the topic but did send a statement saying it's deeply disappointed by this specific and only unsatisfactory score. the company cited its long track record with the cdc of good scores, some above 90%, some as high as 100% and said in this case, it's taking action to fix the problem. >> they called it an anomaly basically. this ship scores 97 to 100. do we really think that this was the one time where they played hide and seek and they ran everything out in trolleys from the galley? and we just happened to catch them one time?
>> reporter: drew griffin, cnn, ft. lauderdale. >> our thanks to drew for that. we'll take a break here on "new day." coming up next -- >> the latest on anthony weiner's new sexting scandal, what we know about the woman he was messages and why his wife decided to stick with him. after felix baumgartner's space dive it's ready for a new dare devil isn't falling, he's going up, that's the clue.
♪ welcome back to "new day." it's time for the pop four. >> i love that music. doesn't it get you pumped? it's a new day, everybody. let's go. the number four story this morning, rocky getting a spin-off called "creed" focusing on the grandson of of creed. >> i love it. >> i absolutely love it. i know you're wonders, chris cuomo, where does he fit into all of this? >> where is stallone? where does he fit in? >> he will play rocky, serve as apollo creed's grandson's trainer. i think it will be good.
and ryan kugeler, will direct this film, too. >> this is genius. >> i love when chris cuomo gets pumped. what do you do after a jump from the edge of space and wire walk across the grand conon? how about a skyscraper climb. this is our third story this morning. natgeo will film a -- he's the guy from the citi bank commercial. >> also amazing how the song from the commercial will stick in your head. >> i thought it was just me. let's go to number two story, christopher walken set to star in "jersey boys." you guys are on it. >> i like acquisition jersey boys". >> it will be directed by clint eastwood. and jason sell dab is
confirming he is leaving "saturday night live." i know, say it ain't so. he's been there for two seasons as a writer. we's one funny fella. >> he has a movie out with jennifer aniston, so he's well on his way. >> so happy, but then you made me sad. >> go back to the "rocky" music. >> cue the rocky music for the tee. up next, we're learning more about the objects of anthony weiner's onlynn affection. so who is sydney leather? and shocking video of the horrific derailment in spain. we have a live report for that.
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welcome back, everybody. that music means it's time for a rock block, a quick round the stories you'll be talking about today. first open the papers from "usa today" a federal judge has thrown out some legal obstacles to the bankruptcy filing. from "new york times," an eviction notice for madison square garden. the arena's owners have ten years to move so the city can make plans to expand penn station. from "the denver post "a bear entered a is a loon earlier this month. apparently security cameras snapped that photo. why are you getting a photo of my rear end? time for "your business"
with christine romans. students need to get ready for higher interest rates. they capped it for coming year at 8.5%. a sneaky charge is hiding in year mountly credit card bill, could cost you up to $215, so-called gray charges, expired free trials, and charges on credit reports. there's an all-out war going on for talent, engineering talent in the booming shale gas industry, salaries can reach $250,000 and those are not executive-level jobs the weather? a little chill in the air. that's what we're all saying a week after we had morning lows in the 80s. we're talking about afternoon highs today in the 70s. boston with a high of only 67 droes. the unfortunate side is there is a low that will be bringing some showers to the coastal section
of the northeast. heavier rain will be in the plains and the midwest. >> we'll get that update in just a second. we're now at the top of the hour, which means it's time for the top news. breaking overnight, a horrid arriving train crash in spain. the death toll rises to more than 70. survivors barely escape the flames. we're live on the scene. defiant, anthony weiner battling back against new calls for him to drop out as cnn learns more about the woman he was talking to online, who is sydney leathers? what's in a name? the baby who would be king now has a name. meet prince george. why did the royal couple pick that name? and why are they staying with her family instead of his? your "new day" continues, right now.
what you need to know -- >> washington's taken its eye off the ball. i'm here to say this needs to stop. >> what you just have to see. >> can you can't they went -- most just kind of watch and let it go. >> you aren't supposed to take things. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolden and michaela pereira. good morning. it is thursday, july 25th, fabulous day, 8:00 in the east. >> i'm chris cuomo here with news anchor michaela prero. >> good morning. that russia turn -- not looking too good for that, though, as russia issues temporary papers that could let snowden leave the moscow airport for the first time in more than a month. cnn takes you there live. there's a mysterious stomach bug that sickened nearly 300
people in nine states so far. we'll look at how it spreads and what you can do to protect yourself from it. carolyn kennedy has stood by president obama, now he's putting her up for a hand some reward. the question is, is she qualified to be the ambassador to japan? let's begin with breaking news. new video of a horrifying train wreck that killed at least 77 people. that's the molt of derailment, the train jumped the track as it was rounding a curve. there are early indications that the train was traveling too fast. carl it live in santiago decompostela, and he has more. >> reporter: it is absolutely chilling. what we can see is that train comes toward the bridge action and seems to slam into that
bridge and then skew sideways. if you look very closely, a fraction of a second before that happens, about midway down the train, you see a puff of smoke or dust coming up. i'm sure investigators will be looking into what caused that. but, of course, then the video goes dark. that could be because the train then slammed into the post that had the surveillance camera. we've been trying to piece together what happened next. the scene is surreal. a packed passenger train aposing the spanish city of santiago decompostela derail as it hurled around the curve. this car snapped in half, while flames burst out of another. firefighters and emergency workers swarmed the scene, putting out the billows fire and feverishly evacuating the train. in the dark, aid i by flashlights, officials pud injured and dead passengers
through the windows, prying open doors to reach the most severely wounded. this morning as the death toll and number of injured continues to rise, hospitals are calling for blood donations to aid in the recoveries. initial indication are that it was probably not a act of terrorism, but an aide to the prime minister says they are pursuing all options. all right. karl penhaul following that terrific story for us out of spain. the video that came out, my goodness. >> it's still a developing scene. all right. another one of our lead stories this morning, still defiant in the face of more scandal. anthony weiner hears the calls for him to drop out, but he's not listening. he is staying. in the meantime we're learning
more about huma abedin's decision to stay in her marriage. todayena bash is following the developments. >> i was on the campaign with anthony weiner, witnessed what it was like. it was very clear he's staying in this race, for better or worse. with anthony weiner on the may i don't recall panel, an innocent question is really awkward. >> all i can say is don't ask me. >> a lighthearted moment, after one opponent confronted him. >> people around the city have, quote, asked you to withdraw. you're distracting from focusing on the middle class and ideas. >> if you want to play to the commerce, that's your ability. that's what they good people came to hear. let's honor their being here. >> reporter: a day in the life of scandal-plagued weiner, a rousing speech on public housing. >> the fact of the matter is we
need to chain the way we do things. >> reporter: minutes after a silent protest, a handful of women turn their backs on him. his indiscretions literally followed him. a pan dressed as carlos danger, wein weiner's screen name for lewd messaging. he admits he fumbled hess comeback by not disclosing that he sent pictures and texts -- >> perhaps i should have said it's going to come out, but there's not a better way to me to answer the questions. >> reporter: what do you say to people who say yes, this is personal, about you it's beyond personal, also an issue of judgment? and do you have the judgment to be in gracy mansion. >> i think it's a fair question. people have to answer it for themselves. >> reporter: it doesn't bother you? uh, no. i mean, a lot of politicians have their issues, and i just -- i think this one we can put
behind us. >> i think it's kind of creepy. i don't think i would want that as my mayor. >> reporter: one open question has been what did humana know about his relapse into sexting last summer. one over time she decided that it's best for their young son to stay together, so she started once again trying to repair their marriage. i've seen a plot lot of places she's very ambitious, but anybody knows humana, before she married him, she had a lot of very rich, very powerful people, and she decided to marry him for love, a, and b, she is also the closest confidant to hillary clinton, who may even be president. she doesn't need him to be in power. >> it seems there's something new every day on there. just a reminder, we're going to speak to one of huma abedin's close friends to get her perspective. all right.
president obama is resetting the agenda trying to get on the in front of the a looming budget battle. he's going to speak in jacksonville, florida today, after unleashing a plier attack on republicans wednesday. brianna keilar is at the white house following this for us. he's kind of reset the agenda three or four times in a year. what did you pick up on this speech that was new? >> reporter: that's one of the big issues, chris, what is new? i think you're trying toss president obama try to get momentum with him message. the problem for him is he's well into his second term, the iron is no longer hot, and he's struggling to get the upper hand, as he has some battled ahead with congressional republicans. >> it's good to be home in illinois. >> reporter: it's the political equivalent of hitting the reset button, leaving a steamy washington and with it his administration's troubles, controversies, surveillance
leaks, a stalled immigration overhaul, and turmoil in the middle east, taking his economic message on the road and taking credit as well. >> we've been able to clear away the rubble of the financial crisis. we're starting to lay a new for understandings for more durable economic growth. >> reporter: his case, unemployment following the financial crisis hit 10%. now it's 7.6%, acknowledging we're not out of the woods yet, but warning it is washington politics and republicans that could gum up the recovery. >> with this endless parade of distractions and political posturing and phony scandals, washington's taken its eye off the ball. and i'm here to say this need to stop. >> reporter: republicans say not so fast. it looks like deja vu to them. >> with auld build up, you would think the president is unveiling the next bond film or something, but in all likelihood it would
be more like a midday reunion of some '70s b-movie, because we have heard it all before. >> reporter: today the president will deliver a third of speeches, this time in florida, this comes as a poll shows the majority of americans disapprove how the president is handling the economy. senior administration officials acknowledge there are really no new ideas, about you it seems to be much more of a fight for the hearts and minds of americans. to that end you're seeing him trying to borrow from his message that worked so well for him. >> more of that coming up for sure. thank you very much. pope francis is preparing for a massive celebration for cop acabana beach today. it's expect security is expected to be tight. miguel marquez is in rio de
janeiro. what's the latest, miguel? >> yeah, he is holding a private mass at the moment and will visit a slum later on today, a very tough play in rio. it all gives concern about his security, and there has been an ongoing issue with papal security. despite heavy security, another moment of concern while departing his last function, the pope thronged by excited followers, someone tosses something to him, and he appears to catch it. in rio's mayor under fire over security lapses sited almost mockingly more problems lie ahead. protests are not a problem, he says, they are a part of functioning democracies. the pope started thinks day in the southern city of aparecida,
he is revered here, encouraged the faithful to resist the temptations. it is dragon evil is present, but does not have the upper hand, he says. our young people feel attracted to idols taking god's place, appearing to offer hope, money, success, power, pleasure. these are rareities, catholics from faraway mongolia. >> this is a time for change. i'm really happy. that's why i'm in the rain for two hours, but singing. >> reporter: the last stop a catholic hop treating addicts, even meeting some of those in the program. now here we are live, amazingly enough despite the rain, it was first a few dozen pilgrims, now it's probably nine hours before the pope makes his appearance, but they are already lining up,
expecting well over a half million, perhaps into the million range tonight. back to you guys. >> wow, imagine that, miguel, close to a million people. and weather is not stopping them. you saw that rain. >> it's like a pilgrimage. >> very much. we told you about this mysterious stomach bug has now sickened more than 275 people in nine states. federal officials are trying to track down the cause, a lot of people suffering nasty flu-like symptoms. cnn's senior mel correspondent elizabeth cohen joins us live in atlanta. what do we know about it? >> it certainly is real. what we know is that this is a paraside called psych la spor p loe spora. so the good news is there is
medicine for this. the mystery part is they don't know how people are getting this. in the past people usually got it from produce, so they're focusing their efforts on what produce might be causing this. 9 obvious question for folks is, can el do anything to not get it? any advice. >> i'm going to be honest with you, here, you can watch your produce, but really the cyclospora parasite is pretty sticky, so you may not be able to watch it off. you can wash your hands, but that's also not 100% protection. in some ways there's not a lot you can do. if you do get the symptoms, go see your doctor so you can get medicine quickly. there's always trouble when you hear that. you can watch your hands, but it's not going to help. >> which is why i don't do it. a lot developing this hour. >> you're not borrowing my pen
again. >> it's a joke. hazmat teams and firefighters on scene of a cargo train derailment in the port of tampa. it happened overnight, about 15 rail cars have overturned ander leaking ethanol. tampa fire officials say that effort should go well into the afternoon. he has a new book and some new clothes, but nsa leaker edward snowden is still stuck in an airport. on wednesday it looked like he might be able to leave the ampt, but at the last minute the temporary asylum request fell through. phil black has the latest twists and turns. phil? >> reporter: good morning, reports in the russian media that snowden had received the necessary paperwork proved not to be true. his lawyer says the application is taking longer to process, and in his words it's unprecedented.
decisions in this case are likely being made from very high within the russian government and the russian government knows if it lets snowden out of this airport, it will trigger an angry reaction from the united states. after almost five weeks of camping out, edward snowden has little choice but to consider waiting. his lawyer says he's taken him some clothes and some classic russian literature, and now snowden is studying culture and language, because he wants to settle here, longer than the one-year temporary asylum he has asked for. a student loan bill is headed to president obama for his signature. the senate approved the legislation which ties federal lone rates to markets. graduate students will may more for their loans at 5.4%. the bill impacts some 7 million college students who are headed to school this fall. all right.
warning -- this could be a tough one to watch. atlanta braves pitcher tilled hudson will have surgery after his ankle was broken. he was working on a shutout when a grounder was hit, and hudson went over to cover first base. young steps on his leg. we wish him a speedy recovery. dogs i usually do. we're going to frogs this time, because you're tired of dogs. >> no, no, i love dogs. very cute. parent there's a photographer, 27-year-old in indonesia spotted this frog in his neighbor's garden, took a picture, because in frog fashioned an umbrella out of the leaf, and apparently he sat there for like 30 minutes with this um about ella over his head. you think, well, they're amphibious, water. this guy didn't want to get wet.
>> he gets big points for figuring it out, but you lose those points for not knowing to get out of the rain. >> he is out of the rain. >> maybe he was staging a protest, we don't know. apparently the frog was not available for comment. >> unavailable. it just made me smile. >> he doesn't look happy, though. >> do frogs smile? >> look at his face. >> he is gig you a face right now. >> not a happy frog. anybody can see that. >> speaking for the frog. indra petersons was right when we were going to have this named storm. what's going to happen next? >> let's talk about what we do know. remember, 39-mile-per-hour steady winds, now we're seeing it at 60 miles per hour. the other thing we know is it's moving quite quickly. so let's talk about the trek.
the current thinking we have is the dome of high pressure will pull it right to the west-northwest. it's staying through the ocean for a long period of time, but eventually by monday we're looking at still remaining a tropical storm, and pretty much right above puerto rico. thereafter, it looks like tuesday right around haiti and the dominican republic. there's so many factors that limit its actually getting there. we're hoping by the middle of next week that a trough pull it is away from the shoreline, but that's so far away. there's a lot of factor here, a lot of dry air to deal with. temperatures also may not be warm enough this time of year. so between that and the wind pulling it apart, there is some hope that it doesn't hold together, but this guy is trying its hardest. we will try our hardest to make it go away, even though we can do nothing about it.
thanks so much, indra. you were not right, but the london oddsmakers were right. many had george as the favorite name for the baby quite a bit name, but that is his name now, and there's a lot of tradition behind that name. let's get to cnn's erin mclack lynn to get behind it. >> reporter: it is a short name. most royals have four, five, six, even seven names. it's also a name that's bound to please queen elizabeth with king george, portrayed by colin firth. alexander, perhaps a nod to queen victoria, her fp original name alexander. na, though she didn't like it very much and changed it to
alexandera for the coronation. so a lot of windsor in this name. you don't see a lot of diana, not a load of middleton either, but it's a name that people seem to be pretty happy with. >> erin, thank you so much. coming up on "new day" we'll talk to a close friend of huma abedin. she'll give us insight into the woman who may have just saved the career of her husband. jfk's daughter caroline kennedy is the president's choice to become the next ambassador to japan. the new guy is loaded with protein!
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welcome back, everyone. he's been called many things, but never "quitter." this morning we're learning more about the woman at the center of his latest escapades. here's randi kay with a closer look. >> reporter: the woman at the center of the scandal is sydney leathers, we don't know much about her, but we do know she's very comfortable in her own skin. these are just some of the picture she posted. so how did she meet, lieu is a friend. >> she initially contacted him through twitter. cola giovanni said the conversations turned quickly to sex. this was the results, dozens of
images, including some of his knead my. their online relationship continued for quite a while. >> it's got on for eight or nine, maybe even possibly a year. this is where a friend of hers, who asked not to be identified told me she lived with her father. no been answered the door when we went inside. that same friend also told me that sydney leathers never mentioned anthony weiner by name, but did say she met a lot of people with strong political background online. it seemed she had an eye on him, one of her wish sites that's since been removed listed him as one of her heroes. she's now 23. her friend says she never slept with anthony weiner or took any money, about you he did offer to help her get an apartment in
chicago and suggested he visit her. at one point she told thedirty.com that weiner asked me, quote, do me a solid and hard-delete all our chats. also this morning, we're learning more about the woman who's standing beside sticking with her man. an attorney who's known humana. thank you for coming in and talking about this. >> my pleasure. >> so many people are asking one question, and they did first time around when this came out and are asking the same question this time around -- why is huma humana, why is she staying with him? how do we answer that question? >> first of all, it's a strange question to me, which reveals a somewhat cavalier attitude towards marriage, which is a really inherently complicated
thing, right? i'm not married, but anybody who's been married knows how hard it is. the reason why she's staying with him, and based on my conversations with her, it's pretty clear, she loves her husband and she has a young son action and she wants her son to know his father. from my perspective, it's commendable, with all of this attention and these difficult times for her to do whatever she can do to work through the problems they're going through. >> not many people have to deal with their marital problems in such a public way. how difficult the first time around and now the second time around? how difficult has this been for you? independents you can on imagine. going through something like this in private is hard enough, but when you're doing it in public and there are people who don't know you, maybe have never thought of you have before, but you're -- maybe they have seen you on television, maybe they haven't, saying things that are so far from who you are and
calling your character and your goodness as a person into question? it's deeply traumatic. >> my colleague jessica yellin spoke to a friend of humana's, who said when humana found out about it, said she was done, she was leaving him, and that was her mind-set for quite some time. what xhanged her mind then? some would stay this would be the straw that bo the camel's back. >> i think she saw that anthony was a good father to jordan and wants to make sure her son knows his father and has a relationship and she's interested in keeping her family together. i mean, that is absolutely right, you know, the first impulse, the first instinct was to get out of there and to retreat even further. in i object who knows humana knows she's a pretty pride person, but after time and consideration and just wanting to do what's best for her
family, that's what's been motivating her. >> you realize -- you're very close to her, and maybe in washington people know her as the person you always see in a picture over hillary clinton's shoulder at the state department, but this week was really the first time many people across the country had ever heard her speak, maybe the first time anyone had ever heard of her. i want to play a bit of what she want. listen to this. >> sure. >> anthony's made some mistake, both before he was in congress and after, but i do very strongly believe that that is between us. i love him, i have forgiven him, i believe in him, and as we have said through the beginning, we are moving forward. >> i can only imagine how difficult it is for someone to stand there and say that, but the woman that you see there in that press conference, is that the humana that you know? >> yes.
i mean, it's someone who has integrity and compassion, and is trying to do the right thing, who doesn't want the public to be misled. it's 150% quinch essential humana. it's funny what you want before, i've seen her speak publicly twice the first one was at the event we had this summer in anthony's campaign, and actually just now the first time i really saw the clip, because i've been travelingivities that's how private she is. >> that's how private she is. >> you co-hosted this fund-raiser for weiner's may i don't recall bid. will you be supporting his campaign now? this is news to you as well. you did not know about these revelations when you were hosting -- >> no, and i had no idea what was going on yesterday until my phone started ringing. >> does it change your opinion
of him? can you support him? >> i want to keep focused on the big picture, and there are a couple things in it for me, which is i believe anthony loves this city. i believe that he's going to fight for the city. if he can get past this and provided there's nothing more, i think he would actually be quite good for the city but i also stand by my friends. humana has been a very good friend to me. if she is telling me and the rest of the world for that matter she believes in her husband, i believe in her. she's always shown tremendously good judgment. >> has to be hugely disappointing, though? >> it is. i mean, c'mon, this is not the kind of thing that anybody -- especially when you put your name on something for someone, you don't want to wake up and find out -- or as is my case -- cull back into the country and find out there's more and it's
recent. it's not okay. >> great to meet you. nang for your insights i want sure. all right, kate, we're going to take a break, about :33 minutes past the hour. when we come back, we'll learn more about kate middleton's family and why they're expected to play a very big role in the life of young prince george. you now how we wonder if our kids are doing the right thing? meet an 8-year-old kid who showed the good stuff, even in a scary situation.
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the killas for you here on thursday. it is july 25th, i'm chris cuomo. >> and i'm kate bolden, joined by news anchor michaela pereira. kirl eyen kennedy is getting into the family business, it seems, to for the first time. plus it's time to meet the middletons. just how hands-on are the proud grandparents planning to be? first to michaela for the five things you need to know for your "new day." 77 people have been killed. we have now learned that americans are among the 178 injured. the train was speeden around a bend when it went off the rails. anthony weiner refusing to quit the may i don't recall race with a new sexting scandal. president obama heading to jacksonville for part 2 of his
economic reset. he'll talk about the progress the country has made and lay out his vision for our economic future. pope francis visiting brazil where he will visit one of the the poorest hovelas today. and at number five, how about this? if you are a rocker, you'll appreciate this. the band is back together. ozzies on bourns back with black sabbath. chris and i remember that year, '78. it kicks off tonight in woodland, texas, where mere children, babes in armies. >> ozzie. be sure to go to new day at cnn.com. >> i love the tattoos. you know you wrote it on with a pen. >> i did not. >> i will tell you, no tattoos. trivia you didn't care to know about. the duke and duchess they
are bucking tradition, doing it their own way, folks, staying with catherine's parents in bucklebury along with their newborn son, and it seems the commoner grandparents are expected to play a very uncommon role in the future king's childhood. >> reporter: royal experts have long suspected that prince william and catherine will blaze their own trail when it comes to raising their family. it looks like they're wasting no time. >> he's a big boy. he's quite heavy. >> after just 17 hours at kensington, catherine, william and little prince george quickly hit the road for the middleton family home in bucklebury, leaving the palace and royal family behind in london. >> i imagine it's kind of nice for will that the focus is off him. in bucklebury they can have some kind of relief hanging out with real people, where he doesn't have to put on airs and
protocol. carol and michael middleton are expected to play major roles in their grandson's upbringing. >> i think what the palace learned from the whole diana misstep is you actually have to bring in the non-royals if you want to have success. the middletons were prince george's first visitors at st. mary's. >> he's absolutely beautiful, they're both doing really well. we're so thrilled. >> reporter: while they may not have royal blood, they have a self-made success. the duchess of cambridge has always been especially close with her mother. now these modern royals are hopes the hands-on approach will help bring normalcy. >> she'll be doing the child care, you know, i'm going to spoil you, but also discipline you, things that grandmothers do so well. when when you think about it, who else do you want to be with
it after you've had your firstborn. >> especially a new mom. you want that comfort and security around you. i can't get used to saying the word "commoner." it bothers me. >> i know. it's kind of a technical term over there. >> i know, but -- >> they're not of royal descent. it's okay. this story of meetle middletons, all royal watchers were saying that this is very different, the inclusion and the role of thinks in-laws, very different than how things were handled in the past. it shows to them that the royal family has really frernd from mistakes they may have made with princess diana i want and it's a changing world. to be a royal in this new world order, i imagine they would have to change. >> it's about succession, keeping the monarchy going and keeping it relevant and that's what they're hoping they can do. >> very nice, aka bruno. time for the good stuff in
today's edition. 8 years old amaree freidman. you can see him in the upper corner there's a man up to no good, a big man. watch as he pockets two beers from the fridge. he thinks he's gotten away from his five-finger discount. little amar'e confronts him. he follows him as the guy leaves the store, and tells the cashier. eventually the would-be thief is forced to come back into the story, and fess up. for his bravery, omari was honored by the police chief. why did he do it? take a listen. >> i didn't want him to walk out the door without paying for it, and, um, taking stuff that he didn't pay for. >> the kid's been taught right and he knew how to use it even in the face of a scary big older man. what does he want to be when he grows up? a police officer.
that's right. meanwhile, the man he called out, wanted for the same thing in another city. >> good boy. that is a good, good boy. >> right, c'mon. >> that's a lot of courage. >> a lot of courage. wow. >> kid doing the right thing, raised in the right way. we love it. tell us about the good stuff in your life. we want to keep telling you these good stories. tweet me, tweet any of us, facebook with the hashtag newday. caroline kennedy is stepping into politics herself. is she ready for the assignment? plus, we will answer the burning question -- >> yes. what the heck is a zonky? >> i think the video speaks for itse itself. >> not a question at all. i think farmers care more about the land ♪ sneer the village ♪ the peaceful village we also produce natural gas.
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welcome back, everybody. caroline kennedy has been nominated as the next ambassador to japan, in -- jill disordery is live at the state department with more. >> reporter: you know, there's nothing new about presidents nominating friends or campaign contributors as ambassador, but with the kennedy name attached, it raises it to a new level. the family name is as close to royalty as it gets with american politics. caroline kennedy, the only living child of slain president john f. kennedy and his camelot wife jackie. >> i've never had a candidate
that inspiring me the way that people say my father inspired them, but i do now. his name is barack obama. >> reporter: for most of her life she shunned the spotlight, but in 2008 she endorsed barack obama action and was a national cochairperson of his 2012 campaign. now he's nominated her to serve as his ambassador to japan. an important ally in a crucial economic region. she was asked about a possible appointment this spring. >> would you like japan or canada better? >> what? i don't know, which is closer to 57th street. >> reporter: she does come close to running for hillary clinton's new york senate seat, the same one her uncle, robert kennedy, held um he was assassinated, but she quickly withdrew, citing person reasons. caroline kennedy, now 55, has written ten becomes. she heads the kennedy presidential library foundation,
she's a lawyer, mother of three. kennedy has little diplomatic or government experience, but her family legacy could help make the case for her nomination. and if caroline kennedy is confirmed by the senate as ambassador to japan, could be a bump for u.s./japanese relations. after all the foreign ministry noting in a statement she has the deep confidence of president obama. kate? chris? >> jill, thanks so much. all right. we're going to go to break right now. what do you get when you combine a donkey and a zebra? i know this is going to get me all over youtube, but i'm saying it anyway. john berman is back with the zonkey. ♪ norfolk southern what's your function? ♪
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you're not just looking for a house. you're looking for a place for your life to happen. it's that time of the morning. john berman in washington, because he's special, so we're doing a special new day aaward of the day edition. >> great to see you guys. our runner-up is the other most remarkable baby of the week. i bring you a baby zonkey, or is
it a de-bra? this happened at a farm in italy. there was apparently a fence between the parents, but no fence can keep zonkel love from flowering. i have other breeding news to tell you about. our winner today is the royal family for their new royal names. a lot of people have noticed something interesting about the name george alexander louis. of course if you're talking about the nos famous of all georges, the most fame souls is probably george costanza. >> that's hilarious. >> he was played by jason alexander. amazing. there's a double connection there. but wait, there is more. guess what george costanza's middle name is? >> stop it. >> it is louis. i am not kidding. it's a triple connect, a costanza trieffect fecta, if you will. look alternate this from the actual show. >> can i get a pack of gum, please?
>> i beg your pardon your majesty, but we don't expect bills with lipstick on the president. >> so that's what king george will look like one day. we know he will be a monarch. today we're giving him a special award out of clear respect for seinfeld. we're giving him the monarch of his domain award. that's an inside joke for seinfeld fans. you can look it up. will and kate apparently big seinfeld fans. john berman, something about having the capitol behind you has made you even more of a genius. >> something had to help. >> i'm so glad you're back, john, even from a distance. >> see you next week. >> a sense of humor and senatorial. looking good. senator berman, maybe? >> he is handsome. we'll take a break. we'll be back after this. ♪ [ crashing ] [ male announcer ] when your favorite food starts a fight,
yes. i'm back from london. i brought you gifts. i will now unveil them in this beautiful bag. >> she loves us. you get me. >> a pair of beautiful mugs celebrating the firstborne. >> beautiful. >> it's actually very cute. and of course, chris, you get the magic boxer shorts. put water on them action and they become boxer shorts. >> really? that's what i needed. thank you. i'm all out of dehydrated underwear, as it turns out. >> i know. we talk about it all the time. it's so awkward. >> ready? you feel like your gift is better than mine? because i have a pair of royal undergarments. they're not going to fit,
though. >> oh, god, don't do it. on that note, let's go to carol costello. >> i guess we have answered the boxer or brief comments. >> i guess we have. >> oh, no, no. >> have a great day, guys. "newsroom" starts right now. happening now in the newsroom. the time did not line of the texts. >> she officially contacted him through twitter. brand-new details emerging on the anthony weiner sex scandal. what happens, how it happened and how money could be behind it all. >> this is an opportunity action you should make money from it. >> sydney leathers confidant breaking his silence, speaking only to cnn. also, crushing injury. >> braves pitcher tim hudson trying