all in the family, the brazen jail break caught on tape, a dangerous fugitive now on the run. police arrest who they believe is his accomplice, his mom. >> your new day starts right now. >> announcer: this is new day. >> good morning, everybody. it's monday, but don't be too happy about it. but welcome to new day. august 5th, 6:00 in the east. >> good morning, everyone. we have a lot coming up this monday, including the heated war between two media giants. time warner cable has now pulled cbs from its lineup. if you are one of the cable companies, millions of subscribers and you tried to watch "60 minutes" last night, well, you were out of luck. the dispute could drag on for weeks, unfortunately, and who win these battle could likely impact everyone's cable.
plus, could this be the day that alex rodriguez gets suspended from the game of baseball. big questions, why him? how long? and who's next? we'll have answers for you. >> and there is some debate raging. fans of jeopardy are upset. should this 12-year-old have lost the game because of an arrant t? should he have been given credit despite a misspelling. up first, talk about a big headline this week. global terror alert. the state department taking extreme measures extending the scloes your of 19 consulates in africa and the middle east aus all because of intercepted al qaeda messages,? barbara starr has been tracking the developments and she's live with us from the pentagon this morning. good morning, barbara.
>> good morning, kate. it began over the weekend with 22 consulates being closed. the details behind this are chilling. the cia and national security agency had been secretly monitoring intelligence tips for weeks. there were indications of a possible terrorist attack in yemen, a strong hold of one of al qaeda's deadliest affiliates. alarm bells went off across washington when a crucial message was intercepted. >> this is your wake-up call. al qaeda is in many ways stronger than it was for 9/11. >> final planning may be complete. dozens of oours intelligence analyst res scanning deba innin and websites for information. after meeting with commanders, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered u.s. forces in spain and
italy on to a higher state of alert. 1500 marines on board, three navy warships in the red sea will now remain off the coast of yemen ready to react. cnn has agreed to an administration's request to withhold details that helped trigger the response because the information is so sensitive. but the top republican on the senate intelligence committee confirms it's the controversial nsa electronic surveillance program that picked up the alarming terrorist chatter. >> what we have heard is some specifics on what's intended to be done and some individuals who are making plans such as we saw before 9/11. >> in the latest we've learned that defense secretary chuck hagel called secretary of state john kerry late last night to discuss the latest information about the threat. chris. >> all right, barbara. we have some new information we
want to pack here. we want to get past the headlines. joining us now is fran townsend, cnn's national analyst and a member of the advisory board. morning, fran. let's talk about the news. just came across the wires. an attack on a passenger train, the economy, going from lahor to the industrial capitalist. >> for sure, we know al qaeda has traditionally targeted transportation. it's sort of -- it feels like it may be related, but we're going to have to wait to get more out of the officials in pakistan. >> we understand you want to be careful about what you tets about the knowledge of the threat, but at home, is there any risk at home? >> well, we haven't heard. u.s. officials have not told us there's a threat at home, but,
of course, they briefed local police departments like the nypd here in new york, they're on high alert. so i think you may see a greater presence because police and law enforcement will be on the lookout here at home. >> so it really goes to being abroad? >> that's right. >> you have africa, the middle east that we're looking at. so the first thing that we want to figure out is al qaeda. that's what we believe st origin of the strength is. >> that's right. >> as he we show where al qaeda is strong, al qaeda, organization or more of a brand now where people can just identify and affiliate randomly for the purpose of a single attack? >> well, more affiliates, but let's remember, here's yemen. and the threat is emanating out of yemen. we've seen them throughout this region here in the arabian peninsula and here along the coast of africa. and so what they do is you see al qaeda and the arabian peninsula branching out and
influencing and recently zawahiri issued a video statement naming his operational chief the guy that's the ahead of this unit, which is where the threat is emanating from, which is significant. >> historically, the u.s.'s coal which started precursor to 9/11 is there. >> theater. >> this has been a known locust for them. that's why as we target the embassies -- give me that back -- the embassies and consulates are in strength here, as well, right? >> that's right. >> explain why this is where we're looking at these 19 or so embassies and consulates. >> because, as i mentioned, you've got yemen. we've seen increased drone strikes against targets. you have to assume that that's also related. that explains why you close these embassies throughout the
sphere of al qaeda influence and you take targets away and buy operational time to try and disrupt it. >> and that is good. when we see what is defensive action, is that a function of what we know or what we don't know? you know, why are we being just defensive, not offensive? >> well, you have to presume we are being offensive, you just don't see it and they don't talk about it because they are trying to capture these people and disrupt the operation. they're doing exactly the right thing. it's the zawahiri video, it's the appointment of the number two, it's the drone strikes, it's the intelligence that they've gathered. all those things are the dots pre-9/11 that we dent put together and they're putting together and taking the same kind of action. >> and there's offensive measures to remove the threat. >> absolutely. >> thanks. let's go straight to california where a man who might have been living in his car is in custody this morning accused of using his dodge as a deadly weapon. surveillance video captures part
of the chaos. take a look. this happened in venice, california. an italian woman on her honeymoon was killed in this accident and 11 others were hurt when the car raced down boardwalk. you see what happens there. paul is live in los angeles with more on this horrific tragedy. >> this could not have happened at a worst time. we're talking about a summer saturday on the venice boardwalk when it is jammed with touristes and locals out for a sunset stroll. surveillance video taken from a nearby restaurant shows the suspect's car plowing into people on the crowded venice boardwalk and swerving around barriers. >> he just drove and took that left turn down the center of the boardwalk and just started driving. bodies were scattering and bodies were flying in the air and people were screaming and it was absolute mayhem. >> a second camera angle shows the driver getting out of his car, apparently casing the popular boardwalk. he gets back into the sedan and
floors it. >> he had to have pressed his foot to the gas, you know, pedal to the metal because the tires started screeching. he was looking for blood. he -- that guy was -- that guy, his potential was to kill people. >> an italian tourist on her honeymoon was killed and 11 others injured in a scene a quarter mile long. the suspect is 38-year-old nathan campbell of los angeles. just two hours after this horrifying hit and run, campbell surrendered to police in neighboring santa monica. authorities say he told them, i think you're looking for me. the woman killed is alice gropioni. the italian consulate says she and her husband were married july 20th and that the new groom was by her side at the time of the accident. and tried to pull his wife away from the speeding car. if there is a motive in this carnage, police aren't saying
right now. but they did say that campbell was bent on evil. and the suspect's still in custody on a $1 million bail. chris. >> thank you very much, paul. appreciate that. let's move on to baseball now. the doping crackdown is about to fall squarely on one of the majors in the sport. major league baseball is expected to suspend alex rodriguez today, a babb that could last through the end of 2014. on friday, he hinted that his own team was trying to void his contract. >> when all this stuff is going oh in the background and people are finding creative way toes, you know, cancel your contract and stuff like that, i think that's concerning for me, it's concerning for the president and i think it should be concerning for the future players, as well. let's bring in cnn's rachel nichols and bring in the latest on this. >> yeah, no one needs soap operas with alex rodriguez
around. when we last left your story on friday, they were trying too range a settlement with major league baseball, right? everybody play nice, he won't appeal. reportedly over the weekend, the baseball commissioner was so upset by those comments, he said on monday, he gets what he gets. we are expecting alex to appeal and we're expecting this to get very ugly. >> but not lifetime, right? >> there was some thought that they would try to give him a lifetime ban and there's still a question are they going to try to suspend him under what they call the special powers of the commissioner. that's the more dramatic route. it would prevent him from playing tonight in chicago. but the down side of that for baseball is that they could file an injunction and then this gets messy in the court system. the safer route for them to go tonight is to suspend him under the regular drog policy. you would likely see him in chicago tonight. but then the case goes to a special arbitrator baseball is
familiar with. the suspension is more likely to be upheld. either way, soap opera. there's a lot of speculation, why a-rod? how much is about the substance, how much about the symbolism? >> he heard him say he thinks he was targeted. what baseball will tell you is this guy was more deeply involved in this clinic than anybody else and they think that he tried to buy up documents that could be used against him and tried to get them for himself to keep them out of the hands of baseball investigators. so they want to throw the book at him for what they think is multiple offenses. >> clear to say this is not the end, this is the beginning of this process? >> this has been lead up from what we've seen from here on out. >> it's been messy. i can only imagine what it will be like after this sus spepgd is announced. good morning to the two of you. making news, threat of
potentially deadly toxic chemicals forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes in central louisiana. sodium hydroxide which could be deadly if inhaled or touched reportedly leaking from a train car that derailed. a second car is leaking lubricant oil. the leaks have been contained, and the amounts were reportedly small. a tonight of 20 union pacific train cars jumped those tracks. the muslim brotherhood spiritual leader, his deputy and another key figure will be on trial this month to allegedly inciting members to kill leaders in the outing to mohamed morsi's being forced out. a search for a 25-year-old snowboarder. 12 people using chainsaws moved tons of da brie to finally locate his body.
he was snowboarding with five friends saturday when an ice tunnel collapsed crushing him beneath a block of ice the size of a school bus. this frightening video tells the tale, firefighters lucky to be alive. a captain realized the house was seconds from collapsing, radioed the warning and those firefighters got away just in time. only minor injuries were reported. we'll have more for you on this story later in our broadcast. a 4-year-old has been re-elected mayor of dorset, minnesota. we've been following this story on cnn. the town doesn't even have a government. a name is drawn every year at the taste of dorset festival. bobby tufts will have to balance his duties with preschool which starts this fall. no word on what his goal is for the upcoming year in dorset.
but he's had some experience in the past, so i think he feels that he has some gravitas to handle it. >> he can handle politics, that's for sure. >> very good point. there's the lady from d.c., 80s bull the sandbox. >> every mayor should have to wear a hat like that. fabulous. >> absolutely. good hat. >> congratulations, mayor bobby. do you want to know how your week is going to start off? i do. that's for sure. >> of course, it depends on where you are. beautiful in the northeast. wow, check out what kansas had yesterday. almost 7 inches of rain just in the early morning hours. here's the bad part. more rain expected really almost every single day this week. it's like that thunderstorm. it does not stop. 1 to 3 additional inches in the area today and we'll see those thunderstorms train farther to the east, into that lower mississippi valley, as well. as far as the low today, right here, just exiting the rockies,
going into those noerns plains. with that, we're going to be looking at the severe weather threat today. extending down through montana, through kansas. we'll be looking for strong thunderstorms. really, we're looking for hail and damaging winds in these areas. then, of course, we have more rain in the southeast. we're looking at another couple of inches of rain into that area. so yes, the big winner, of course, is the northeast. that is where we're seeing temperatures well below normal. it's going to stay that way. you're adding rain to that. i'll take it today. we have the big winners. >> wow. >> thanks. good morning. coming up on new day, up until now, it's just been a fancy name. cyclospora. the big mystery is what is starting it, what is it? officials are ready to talk approximately we'll tell you everything you need to know about this mysterious bug and what's causing it. >> it has been a mystery, for
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through a slot and beat feet out of an arkansas jail. derek astill is now on the run, but now police have charged his mother with helping him escape. >> good morning, chris. alarming video shows just how easily inmate derek azell was able to slip past prison guards and break free. but police know he didn't act along. derek is@run after this brazen jail break last week in arkansas. now police have identified another possible accomplice, his mother, glenda estelle has been arrested for allegedly helping her 33-year-old son escape. a total of 40 calls were made between estelle and her son, detailing the plot to break free from the jail. >> this guy escaped just in march from another prison. you would think when he went to this new one they would have
said, this guy is a runner. >> he was speaking with his mother right before the escape. according to a review of the call, his mother asks if he's still shackled. a short time later, he jumps tout sliding glass window. police have arrested 58-year-old william harding, suspected of distracting the guards and providing a rental car. >> typically in the past, any dealings with mr. estelle, there's been a -- he's had in possession a firearm. >> estell's lengthy rap sheet include breaking and entering sxb burglary and freeing. >> still on the run, estelle is considered armed and dangerous. as for his mother, cnn has not been able to determine if she has an attorney. chris and kate. >> appreciate it. i hope everybody was looking at
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welcome back, everybody, to new day. it's monday, august 5th. >> good morning, everyone. i'm kate bald whip. coming up in the show, health officials have identified, finally, the source of tainted salad mix that has sickened hundreds of people. but what else do they know about the outbreak? we'll take a closer look, coming up. and then, i don't know why the italian guy has to do this, but the pizza thrower, there it is. it's a talent, it's a hobby, it's delicious. we'll bring you the king of pizza twirlers. but first up, we have a lot of news to tell but this morning. last night in ram madan was the night of power. we got past that, so we're watching very closely the threats in the middle east. >> watching it cautiously to be sure. making news this hour, the closing of 19 consulates extended through saturday. the reason is an intercepted communication among senior al qaeda operatives. the state department exercising
an abundance of caution. several u.s. officials emphasizing that they have been watching growing threats coming from yemen for weeks now. breaking news, police in pakistan say a bomb exploded on a train traveling from lahor to ka rashy. the bomb detonated in the province. alex rodriguez is expected to be suspended this afternoon, but in yankee pinstripes tonight. the suspension handed down could reportedly top 200 games extended through next season for a-rod's alleged involved for performance enhancing drugs. but a-rod will likely appear and be expected to play when they play in chicago this evening. a kansas man convicted of killing his wife and burning down their house is back in court today. brett's family is expected to ask for leniency. but the family of his late wife will ask the judge for maximum
punishment. he faces life in prison for murder, arson and endangerment. the couple's two young sons were at the house at the time of the crime. if you play the numbers, it could be a very, very happy day. today's jackpot is now up to $400 million. no one matched saturday night's drawing, so the jackpot rolled over. saturday's winning numbers were 21, 24, 36, 42 and 4/ 5. i swear i had that. and the powerball number was 15. some uncomfortable moments for a teenager. check this out. he found himself just a little too closesy for an itchy deer. it turns out when young deer sprout antlers, they scratch. unfortunately humans are not a good scratching post.
you can't plame a guy for trying. it's kind of cute. come on, pan, you're not helping me. >> that's a little dangerous, don't you think? >> he's like, it's all fun and games unless something puts out an eye. >> aren't there a few trees in the neighborhood? >> a few in the backyard. >> all through my house you see signs of that. >> do they? >> yeah. they carve up the tree. if you had seen a tree, that kid would have been hopping up, put the camera down. let's get out of here. >> she's giggling. she shaut it was adorable. >> sheer always laughing when something bad happens. >> i don't know what you're talking about. i really like that. coming up, it's like for a political gut check, everyone. all the stories you need to know coming out of washington and around the country. first up, a rare show of support
from one of the obama administration's fiercest critics. brianna keilar, we're talking about senator lindsay graham. he's praising the obama administration for handling the terrorist threats as of late, even saying they're doing it right. is he turning over a new leaf? >> i think in a way he's supporting president obama in what he's done with closing all these embassies. he is a key republican. i think this is very important. you have peter king, chairman of the house homeland security system saying the obama administration is doing the same thing. but the truth is, all is not forgiven or forgotten when it comes to benghazi which republicans are still very upset about. even though lindsay graham is saying, hey, the administration is doing this right, just a few days ago, he was one of eight lawmakers who sent a letter to
the new fbi director saying we want you to be more aggressive in the investigation of benghazi and we want you to come brief us in the next month, i think. >> and this has been an opportunity where graham .other lawmakers from taken this terror threat and said this is an example of how these programs come earn fire show that they work. is there any chatter on capitol hill that this is changing the minds of some of the lawmakers who came out staunchly against these programs want to go cut them in recent votes? >> not really. i think what they would say is these programs don't have to be completely eradicated. but these programs need to be tightened up. so i don't think they're going to be changing the minds of folks like democratic senator ron morgan or rand paul, republican senator from kentucky. we've seen some other bills being spruced that say there
should be someone advocating for privacy or maybe you change how judges are appointed to that court. so they're not going to be completely won over and say, oh, yeah, just go ahead with what we haven't liked here in the past. >> the administration will point that out later when they continue to fight about this. one thing we're looking ahead at come september when they get back from recess is this fight over a government shutdown. big names like marco rubio, they're continuing their threat to force a government shutdown if the president's health care law is still funned in these big budget bills that have to be passed come september. but they're not getting support from other key lawmakers, like eric cantor as well as paul ryan. that's a big split within the republican party. what is that showing, do you think? >> it is a big risk. i think what it shows you is their different interests. you have someone like marco rubio who has come out of this battle oim gragz. he needs to shore up his right flank. you have folks like ted cruz
playing to their constituencies. and then i think you have leaders like eric cantor and the chairman of the budget committee, paul ryan, they're remembering back to the summer of 2011, and i know you remember it so well, kate, the whole showdown over the debt ceiling. wile we're looking at the funding issue into september, the right into that, we're becoming the debt ceiling. and it all gets smushed together. i think wa we look back to is a couple years ago when they realized they had that battle and everything almost went completely south, it was a muj race between congressional republicans and the white house to -- it was almost a race to the bottom. everyone kaem out losing. it was just a matter of who was the biggest loser. >> and i think those wounds are still fresh. >> oh, yes, they still argue over it. >> brianna, great to see you. we'll see you in a bit. we're going to take a break here. when we come back, we'll go from washington to something that you
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she has more for us. wa do we know now? >> good morning, chris. what this means is that the centers for disease control and the fda are now closer to solving the mystery of what's causing these illnesses, not just in iowa and nebraska, but in a string of other states. federal authorities say they know the source of tainted salad mix that has sickened more than 200 people in nebraska and iowa since mid-june. this morning, they're investigating if it's linked to 200 additional case necessary 14 other states. the parasite cyclospora has left 22 people hospitalized with intestinal infections. the illnesses in nebraska and iowa were caused by contaminated prepackaged salad, surprised by taylor farms of mexico and served by olive garden and red lobster restaurants.
>> this could be one outbreak or multiple outbreaks. >> taylor farms of mexico says it is cooperating fully with the fb da and their ongoing investigation. the company has said it has censored and tested all water sources and product fields every day for risk to our value's customer protects. we are redoubling and enhancing scrutiny in these areas to further assure food safety. the product served in june is no longer in the supply chain and baghdad salad is safe to eat. >> the company involved here has strict standards. but this is an emerging path again in this area. we haven't heard of this particular area of mexico having problems with cyclospora before. >> and the expert we talked to
saying the fact that this parasite has been found in this part of the mexico is a big deal because the u.s. region has relied on this region to supply leafy salad greens at certain times of the year. around the world, in moscow, edward snowden's exact whereabouts are still a mystery. >> reporter: edward snowden has just enjoyed his first weekend in russia has a refugee. but where and how he spent that time is a mystery. he's kept a low profile citing security concerns. his lawyer won't confirm if he's in moscow or somewhere else. russia waits for the u.s. administration to decide whether toing with a planned meeting here. in egypt, egypt is on edge this morning. the intrimt government announcing three top aides will stand trial for inciting murder.
>> reporter: in egypt, the tense standoff continues between the military backed government and the muslim brotherhood along with supporters of mohammed morsi and the mechanicsed messages continue, as well. last night, the interim president here said the five-week long demonstrations by morsi supporters cannot continue and will be confronted. although it's still not clear how the government plans to confront the administration without bloodshed. at the same time, signs that the two sides could be closer to negotiation. and washington is helping. u.s. senators john mccain, lindsay graham set to arrive in cairo to see what they can do to help the two sides reach an agreement. kate. >> all right, thanks so much. to china, the world's second tallest building now standing in shanghai. cnn's david mckenzie has more from 121 stories. >> i'm standing on top of the shanghai tower. it's going to be the tallest building in china.
extraordinary. you can see across the entire city here. it dwarfs the tall building next to it. china wants to be bigger and better and with tall buildings like this with a very unique designed which combines eight buildings in one, they want to try and push the boundaries of engineering and clearly want to put their stance on the international stage. kate, back to you. >> eight buildings in one? that's terrifying. >> you know you're high when the helicopters are below you. it's a good thing he has that hat on, in case he falls. >> noteworthy headgear. when we come back, 3 million people and eight of the biggest cities wondering where their shows are. we'll give you the latest in this standoff between time warner and cbs. and pizza meets gymnastics or maybe the x games of joe throwing. this toronto pizzamaker takes tossing to a whole new level.
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built as the world's greatest dough twirler. he works at pizza pizza. with moves like this, who are we to argue his title? he's like a begin insist. he can audition for the harlem globe trotters. he doesn't even break a sweat, which is good because eye not sanitary. >> i'm going to ask the question on everyone's mind, do we eat that? >> no. there are competitions for this. it's not dough he's using. >> what? >> it's rubberized -- they use it for competitions. >> the dough would be very stretched out, right? >> i'm making this face. >> that is the stink eye get getting here right now. >> auto it's an amalgum. it fits into the daily list of words you don't use, but there you go. >> i've been with a guy doing
that and tried to learn how to do it. that's what i was doing. >> how was that? >> i stunk. >> they don't put you in ta position to be good. >> they never do, do they? . >> i eat a lot of pizza. i'm not necessarily -- >> there will be a bonding moment for that. >> here? forget it. coming next on "new day," still ahead, cbs and time warner cable, they are fighting it out like two pizza dough throwing -- yeah. who is winning and who is losing? millions of viewers are losing. we'll let you know how long the cable blackout could keep you in the dark. >> time warner cable and time warn warner, cnn's parent are different. what's the latest? we'll tell you. mine was earned in djibouti, africa. 2004.
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autograph authentication companies. manziel would be ruled ineligible for the entire 2013 season. the aggies begin practicing for the season later today. the cowboyes and dolphins kicking off preseason with the annual hall of fame game in canton, ohio. many of the starters sitting this one out. the cowboys taking advantage of the extra playing time. he had the play of the game, taking an intersemgz 75 yards for a touchdown. cowboys win the preseason opener 24-20. tiger woods is up to his old tricks at the bridgestone invitational. tiger was in control completely from start to finish. he just miss tess hole right there. tiger never challenged in the final round. he wins the tournament by seven strokes. that was his eighth career win at bridgestone. now of course he is the overwhelming tournament to win this weekend's major, the pga
championship. he wasn't won one in a very long time. we'll have to see. >> i used to putt that exact same way, andy. you know wa? >> with much success? >> i would not advise putting that way unless you're tiger woods. there's my problem all along. that's how i thought you were supposed to putt all along. >> when he is on, unbeatable, unbeatable. >> yeah, no kidding. when he is on -- >> forget it. >> yes. you hear the music. in' what it means. a quick roundup of the stories you will be talking about today. mikhal mikhala. the supreme court may eventually decide exactly how much privacy americans can expect from their cell phones. chief justice john roberts recently spoke about constitutional production and new technology. in "the "l.a. times"" it's a follow upstory about the lincoln memorial and other landmarks. the cleanup should be finished
today. and from "usa today" peter capalli is becoming the 12th actor to play the british sky phi icon. the s&p 500 is ready to open at record highs today. the s&p 500 is up almost 20% just this year. usually we had about a 9% increase. some iphones and ipads that happen supposed to be banned this week are going to stay on store shelves. check out the unlikely hero. the obama administration has overturned a course decision saying apple infringed on samsung patents. a growing number of americans say wine in their choice. 35%, up from 27% 20 years ago. beer is getting less popular. now to the weather. we have a threat of severe weather today. we're talking about the plains down through kansas. in kansas, you had 7 inch of
rain over the weekend with severe flooding. it's not what you need in the forecast today. what would the talk of rain be without mentioning the southeast this summer. another 1 to 3 inches back in the forecast. it literally does not let up. but the northeast, gorgeous over the weekend and it looks like temperatures below normal for today. rain on the way for the second half of the weekend, of course. we have a new tropical storm in the forecast. we'll be talking about that coming up. we'll wait to hear about it. moving right through that alphabet list. that's for sure. we're now at the top of the hour, which means it is time for the top news. this is an effort to terrorize us to drive us out of the mid-east. we have so on to show resolve, but we have to be smart. >> terror plots, the most specific since 9/11. the u.s. shutting down embassies thigh the middle east and africa for the week. new details on the al qaeda intercepts that prommed the action.
plaquouts, one major cable company takes the nuclear option, pulling all cbs channeles from its lineup. millions affected and this battle could impact your cable bill. was he robbed or just a sore loser? the debate raging over this kid's jeopardy contestant, would says alex trebek and company were way too hard on him. >> your new day starts right now. what you need to know, bodies were scattering and bodies were flying through the air and people were screaming. it was absolute mayhem. >> what you just have to see. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate baldwin. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "new day." it's monday, august 5th, 7:00 in the morning.
>> welcome to this hour. a man is in custody this morning believed to be the driver behind the wheel in the shocking hit and run caught on video. one woman was killed. 11 others on injured. and witnesses say it looks like the driver was going out of his way to hit people. we have the developing details for you. >> and this video that we're just starting to see too often around here. three teens dealing out a savage beating to another student on the school bus. everyone is asking, why didn't the driver step in to help? but is that a fair question? and lucky, lucky kate. she gets to sit down with matt damon and talk all about his new sci-fi thriller "elysium." great conversation, i'm sure the. >> great conversation. a lot going on with him and it was a really fun interview, so we'll have that coming up. concerns over a possible al qaeda attack as u.s. embassies and consulates in the middle east and northern africa closing their doors through saturday.
and the u.s., not alone. british, french and german governments are shutting down embassies in yemen for security reasons. let's go live to barbara starr at the pentagon for the latest on this security threat. it's not over, barbara. >> absolutely not, kate. it did begin over the weekend with 22 u.s. embassies and consulates around the world being shut down as we now learn more details here at cnn. those details are chilling. the cia and the national security agency had been secretly monitoring intelligence tips for weeks. there were indications of a possible terrorist attack in yemen. a strong hold of one of al qaeda's deadliest affiliates. alarm bells went off across washington when a crucial message was intercepted involving communications in the last several days amongst senior al qaeda operatives. >> and this is your wake-up call. al qaeda is in many ways stronger than it was in 9/11. >> final planning for an attack
may be complete. dozens of u.s. intelligence analyst res urgently scouring databases, telephone interceptions and websites for clues. the u.s. response, going beyond a worldwide travel warning and closing embassies across the middle east and north africa. after meeting with commanders, defense secretary chuck hagel ordered u.s. forces in spain and italy on to a higher state of alert. 1500 marines on board three navy warships in the red sea will now remain off the coast of yemen ready to react. administrations were asked to withhold details of the intercept that helped trigger the response because it is so sensitive. >> the surveillance program picked up the alarming chatter.
>> and some individuals who are making plans such as we saw before 9/11. >> how serious this morning is all of this? we learned that late saturday night, defense secretary chuck hagel telephoned john kerry to discuss the latest intelligence. >> thank you very much. let's assess, how serious are these threats? fran townsend is a member of the security advisory. >> now, one of the questions we're getting from people is what is the threat? there is more known than what is being told. >> what we know is there's been a lot of activity overseas. we've seen zawahiri's video. we have the jail breaks across the middle east.
the yemen group is becoming the operational leader of their group. and we've seen -- this clearly is focused. just as a precaution, additional steps and security measures. >> and you mentioned the prison breaks. it's been really a -- especially over the last month, a rash of prison breaks that they're link to go al qaeda. is there a clear link between the prison breaks and this current threat? >> you know, kate, what we heard in the wake of 9/11 was the inability of the government to connect the dots. do we know for sure that these things are related? no. but there is they're the kind of dots that the government is looking at and saying, we've got presume a certain connection and look at the threat coupled with what we know now are the intercepted classified communications. >> now, are we looking at specific sensitive dates? last night, this -- this is the month of ram ma dan. it's the ninth month of the
islamic calendar. last night was a night of power. and it's i believe something that we were looking at to see if there would be action around it. so far, so good xepgz except for this train explosion we've heard about in pakistan. >> that's right. so there was a train traveling from lahore down to karachi, and there was a train explosion. we're not aware of any casualties yet. we don't know if it's linked. but the interesting thing is that al qaeda has been known to target transportation. 9/11, it was planes. but london has seen train bombings and bus bombings. madrid, there was a bombing by al qaeda. the counterterrorism community is looking at this to try and figure out whether it's linked in any way. >> and you've mentioned it's not just for obvious security reasons that the government has announced publicly and been looking at the closure of these embassies and there is a real threat out there.
you also say there's a strategic announcement. wa do you mean by that? >> so when you announce this, you put the bad guys on notice that you have a level of awareness of their coming activity. and more likely than not, it delays them. every delay is an advantage for the good guys who are trying to capture and disrupt this plot. you are looking to buy time so you can do things like drone strikes in yemen and you can do sort of the intelligence collection that may allow you to slow them down and thwart the thick. >> informing of all this stuff is always part of a calculus. wa do you think you know? obviously there's a game afoot. hopefully the good guys win it. >> thanks a lot. great to be with you. to california now where police say a suspect is in custody in that horrific hit and run in venice beach that happened over the weekend. a car plowing into a crowd on the iconic venice boardwalk killing one person and injuring 11 more. now witnesses are saying that it looked like the driver was
trying to hit them on purpose. cnn is in los angeles with the latest. good morning, paul. >> and good morning, kate. the suspect now being held in a downtown los angeles jail on a $1 million bond after this rampage in a car. surveillance video taken from a nearby restaurant shows the suspect's car plowing into people on the crowded venice boardwalk and swerving around barriers. he just drove and took that left turn down the center of the boardwalk and just started driving and bodies were scattering and bodies were flying in the air and people were screaming and it was absolute mayhem. >> a second camera angle shows the driver getting outs of his car, apparently casing the popular boardwalk. he gets back into the sedan and floors it. >> he had to have pressed his foot to the gas -- you know, pedal to the metal because the tires started screeching and he was looking for blood.
that guy's potential was to kill people. >> an italian tourist on her honeymoon was killed and 11 others injured in a scene a quarter mile long. the suspect is 38-year-old nathan campbell of los angeles. just two hours after this horrifying hit and run, campbell surrendered to police in neighboring sant monica. authorities say he told them, i think you're looking for me. the woman killed is alice grouppioni, 32 years old from italy. the italian consulate says she and her husband were married july 20th. and that the new groom was by her side at the time of the accident. and tried to pull his wife away from the speeding car. if there is a motive in this car a carnage, police aren't saying right now. but they did say campbell was bent on evil. >> and more on the victim and her husband. he is said to be physically
fine, but not mentally. we understand from talking to people here at the italian consulate, you can hear this woman, she was weeping. she said they were wrapping up the los angeles leg of their honeymoon and were next headed tohititahiti. >> thank you. let's move on to major league baseball. we understand they're expect to go hear from alex rodriguez this afternoon. a-rod's suspension will likely be for the rest of the season and all of 2014 for his alleged involvement with performance enhancing drugs. rachel nichols is here with the latest. great to have you back. do you believe a-rod's resistance is making his situation better or worse? >> well, i mean, look, there is definitely people who were not happy with him over the weekend after hearing his scorched earth press conference friday night. but the truth is, it doesn't really matter. if they couldn't reach an agreement on the suspension and an agreement for him not to appeal, the process is going to go how it's going to go. the question is, how are they
going to suspend him? if they do it under the regular drug policy, he can play what wile he's appealing. and you'll see the yankees, because they can't legally keep him off the field, you'll see them say all the right things about how he is their teammate and they're welcoming him back. now, if the commissioner uses his special powers to see what's best for the best interest of the game is that he's off the field, well, he's appealing and then you could get a legal fight. a-rod's lawyers could file an injunction, and baseball has to decide do they want to courts involved in this? >> it's not just a-rod. he's arguably the biggest name, but there are other players. but this is a huge moment for major league baseball. they could be mission a lot of players. >> this could be the largest performance enhancing drugs scandal in u.s. sports history. we're expecting around a dozen players to be suspended today and stars like the tiger's johnny peralta, or the tm texas rangers, nelson cruz. what are those guys going to do? are they going to accept their
suspensions like ryan braun or are they going to say the alex rodriguez route and fight it? do you take a suspension now, not play the next 50 games but be back for the playoffs or do you fight and you can play while you're appealing. but then maybe if this whole things fights back and you you miss the playoffs? it's a sticky situation. >> and under the categories, why a-rod? is anybody facing what he's facing in terms of severity? >> no, there is no question he is their biggest target. he will tell you that's personal. they will tell you ta that is because he is a multiple offender in their eyes. no, he's never been gotten under the drug policy before, they feel that he not only violated the drug policy, he then tried to go around and buy up evidence against them. and they say that he also lied to them and to them, it makes maybe a two or three-time offender in their eyes. we'll have to see if an arbitrator holds all that up and
where this goes from here. it's going to get ugly. >> it's gotten personal on both sides. a-rod thinks it's a personal attack against him and it almost seems like bud selig thinks it's a permanent attack against him of course been suitly. . >> with a-rod, $34 million gone in personal income for aed ro for this season. >> there's a lot at stake. >> good morning to you at home. making news, iran may be trying a new way to build a nuclear bomb. "the wall street journal" reporting tehran could begin producing nuclear weapons within a year. plutonium is produced in heavy water reactors that are easier targets and that is raising new security fears in washington. a potential lethal chemical
leak forcing the evacuation of about 100 homes in central louisiana after a trail derails. sodium hydroxide, which could be deadly if inhaled or touched, is reportedly leaking from one train car that jumped the tracks. a second car is leaking lubricant oil. but the leaks have been contained. the amounts were reportedly quite small. a total of 20 cars jumped those tracks. closing arguments today in james whitey bulger's murder and racket e racketeering trial. bulger is accused of 19 murders and 13 counts of extortion and money laundering. on friday, bulger said he would not testify, calling the trial a sham. san diego's mayor, bob filner, begins two weeks of threat today as he face aes sexual harassment lawsuit. over the weekend, a tenth woman came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. she claims he tried to make a
move on her a wum of weeks ago in church. a little adorable video for you. adorable pugs, an emotional reaction while watching a movie about another dog. it's the movie homeward bound. and this dog named bugsley, very happy to see it. happy may not actually be the word. but he, like, reacts. >> is that dog tv he's watching? >> this is a precursor to dog tv. >> what was the other pug in the corner? was that a stuff pug? >> i think it's a picture of pugsly. >> i was trying to look closely to say is that dog breathing? >> that would have been the mystery clue on today's edition of "new day." where was the other dog in the picture? >> a cutout of himself. that's hilarious. >> don't we all? >> maybe.
maybe i do. let's get a check of the weather and what your week will look like. >> i have great video for you guys. we all know to stay off the beach during a thunderstorm because of lightning. but how about a gustnado. 40 to 50-mile-per-hour winds out there picking up everyone's umbrellas and throwing them around. a teenage boy unfortunately got injured in this incident. we are talking about a strong down draft out of a thunderstorm. you can almost see like the backward shaped sea here. that's what they saw yesterday. once again, florida getting its wild, wacky weather throughout the summer. we have tropical depression gil, that's the good news, barely see the remnants continuing to weaken. that's the good news. what is behind gil is the next storm. yes, we remain so active so early on. 50-mile-per-hour winds.
henriette is moving to the west at 7 miles per hour. as it does so, we're expecting tight strengthen into a category 1 hurricane. it eventually will get into cooler water. it will weaken into a tropical storm. there you go with the path heading towards hawaii. something we will be monitoring here as we go throughout the week. as far as severe weather, severe weather today, looking for a thunderstorm and an isolated tornado not out of the question. anywhere from montana down through kansas city. strong winds and hail there. you can eliminate the southeast because it is summer and apparently that just means rain for the southeast. 1 to 3 inches still in the forecast for you. and then i love the northeast because i love to end on that. it's a good note. beautiful for us, temperatures 5 degrees below normal, 70s. all good. >> have me a gustnado. >> not sharknado, a gustnado. >> gustnado when combined with a sharknado, it's happened only twice in american history.
>> we have -- we couldn't even start the week out without a sharknado reference. >> just want you to be informed and a ware, that's all. >> thank you for setting him off. as we go to break, check outside your window to make sure there is no gustnado nor sharknado. and then if you make it back, on the show after the break we will have the latest on these two massive companies getting down and dirty. guess who loses? you. that's for sure. 3 million viewers, caught in a crossfire between time warner cable and cbs. your question is obvious. we'll get you taens. plus, ahead, a horrific beating on the school bus. a camera caught it all. so did the bus driver. why didn't he stop it?
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count on angie's list. angie's list -- reviews you can trust. i love you, angie. sorry, honey. welcome back, everybody. it is meantime. remember the rabbit ears, the antennas that you had on top of your tv because you'd never need those again? 3 million people in eight major cities need to be rabbit ears on their tv to watch cbs. at cbs, the morning shows, whatever you want to watch, it's a cartoon. that's wa you'll keep seeing until time warner cable and cbs iron out their differences. cartoons in the summer with kids home from school, maybe not a bad play, but obviously not what's intended. >> the clock is ticking on this
one because football season is right around the corner. it's time for them to get their act together. time warner cable and cbs can't even agree if talks are still ongoing. you know what the real rub here is? as they duke it out, it's the viewers caught in the middle. >> the message from time warner cable to cbs is here. but the cable provider failing to reach an agreement at cbs over the fees to rebroadcast its programming, intemt ago brockout of all cbs-owned channels on friday afternoon. >> all the show time channels you chose and paid for, gone. >> in a letter to viewers, time warner cable called cbs's demands outrageous and the actions taken crucial. last night, popular shows like "60 minutes" on the cbs network, "detective ter" off the air for all cable customers.
will shows be back on tonight sfp. >> time warner cable definitely risks losing subscribers by having this brockout going on for days and days. in some cases, time warner cable will probably give some angry customers some sdoubtss. it wouldn't hurt to call. >> time warner is suggesting some go back to the days of antennas or subscribe to a service like arrow which streams information for a cost of $8 a month. >> time warner says it may take c int off the airways entirely. the broadcast networks are at a disadvantage when they allow their signals to be broadcast for free when they're trying to get higher and higher fees for programming. >> and is so it's a big, fat question mark when this is going to be resolved. if you're a time warner
subscriber and you think you can get on this blackout to watch anything, think again. cbs has blocked you from accessing its shows there until this battle is over. i also have to mention that time warner cable is not a part of time warner, which is the owner of cnn. >> let's talk more about this dispute between time warner cable and cbs, a cnn global economic analyst. great to see you. thank you. >> so contract disputes like this between content creators, content distributors, not new. but why has this one gone so far? >> well, i think the stakes are big because the players are so big. cbs is in an usual position, frankly, amongst major broadcasters. it has some of the top shows in the country. it's number one among broadcasters in the 18 to 49 category, which is topped for advertisers. so it can afford to act like it's still in the 1990s. when tv was much more flush, frankly, and when advertising dollars were bigger. i think it has a once in a
five-year chance now to renegotiate. >> but who is pushing the envelope this far at this point? >> that's the question and i think viewers are furious with both sides. both sides are taking to the press. they're advertising their case. cbs is telling viewers to call time warner and explain. i think ultimately viewers can sympathize more with the producers, the people that make their top shows that they enjoy versus the people that own the pipes. but at the end of the day, what you may see is viewers start to go look to the internet, starting to change their viewing habits, which is happening. shows, for example, like orange is the new black, produced by netflix. that's where all this might be going. >> it strikes me as a dangerous position to have. we have people who are not used to going to their televisions to watch content. they're looking at it on ipades and other digital providers. >> sometimes you want to bing watch, you want to sit down and watch that. 12 episodes in a row.
not saying i ever do that, but -- >> even though it seems very urgent, we're making it very urgent, this is the time to do it. football is coming, but it's preseason. those games don't rate. this isn't the fall schedule when all your big shows are on. it's gamesmanship here, also, right? >> there is. timing is everything. i think everyone agrees this is going to get resolved within the next few weeks. >> six weeks, wow. >> but in the end, is it the consumer that is going to pay no motor what. they're paying, they're the ones losing right now because they're not seeing the programs they want to see on cbs. >> i think that's why you're seeing local politicians calling about this. people do feel that they're paying too much right now and they're probably going to have to pay more in the end. >> all right, great to see you. allison, thanks so much. not over yet, that's for sure. coming up next on "new day"
disturbing video from a school bus. three teenagers punching and stomping on a younger boy. why didn't the bus driver step in? we'll hear from him in just a moment. and later, i'll take jeopardy controversies for a hundred. one tiny mistake caused a show contestant a small toon. but was the show being fair inspect we'll talk about it. dad. how did you get here? i don't know. [ speaking in russian ] look, look, look... you probably want to get away as much as we do. with priceline express deals, you can get a fabulous hotel without bidding. think of the rubles you'll save.
day. august 5th. i'm chris cuomo. >> morning, everyone. i'm kate here with mikhala. lots coming up on the show including we're going to show you shocking video of a school bus fight that left a 13-year-old boy with black eyes and a broken arm. why didn't the school bus driver stop it? and we'll talk to matt damon. he's right here with kate this morning. good morning, guys. good morning to you at home. making news, 19 embassies and consulates now closed through saturday over concerns al qaeda may launch attacks in the mid east, africa and other sports. an abundance of caution. several u.s. officils emphasizing they have been watching growing threats coming from yemen for weeks. we are tracking a developing story to pakistan. police say a bomb detonated on a
train traveling from lahore to karachi this morning. it went off while a train wag pulling into a station. it's believed the bomb was planted inside one of the car's bathrooms. no word yet about possible casualties or who might have been behind that blast. a los angeles man is in custody after barreling down a peer with his car. one woman from italy was killed. he appeared to be intentionally running people down. a sky driving instructor is dead, his student in critical condition after their parachutes failed to open. the body of 66-year-old jimmy morack jr. was found in a fooded area about a mile before he was supposed to land. his unidentified student
survived, but is in critical condition with broken bones and head injuries. espn reporting johnny manziel is accused of signing autographs for money and it allegedly happened when the texas a&m company went to miami to watch the national championship game. he received several thousand dollars. if he broke the rules, he could be declared ineligible to play. how many officers does it take to clear a highway of squealing pigs? apparently not enough. this is several dozen pigs that got lose when a truck overturned on a highway in southwest china. officers wrangled them. the pigs ran under an emergency vehicle and the officers were able to round them and apprehend them and reopen the road. you know they're just muttering. he's like, not in my job description. >> they're lucky those pigs weren't greased.
>> tough to catch a greased pig. >> good morning. that's a wake-up call, huh? >> no kid postponing. now to something that is disturbing, but we keep seeing it, but you have though to talk about it. outrage over a shocking video from school bus. a 13-year-old brutally beaten by three 15-year-olds leaving whim had a broken arm. all three have been charged. but there are new questions about the only adult present, the bus driver. what was he doing and why didn't he do more? >> good morning. a lot of mixed reaction to this story. the bus driver says he did all he could following school but the bus policy during the horrific july 9th attack that left a 13-year-old boy with black eyes and a broken hand even though he stopped short of physically stepping in to protect the victim. >> you have to get out of here quick, quick. >> the school bus driver john
moody looksic on in horror, pleading with the dispatcher to send someone to stop the vicious attack. >> i've got a fight. i need help in a hurry. i've got a fight. i need help in a hurry. three 15 yooerls attacked a 13-year-old after he told school officials one tried to sell him drugs. >> stop! >> you can hear the 13-year-old's cries for help as he's mercilessly punched and stomped. the attackers broke the victim's arms and stole his money. the three boys were arrested on aggravated battery charges. according to pinellas school policy, the driver is not required to intervene, only to call dispatch. moody says he was too afraid to step in. >> the three boys just jumped on him and started pounding on him. i did all i can. i was looking. i was petrified. >> pinellas county leaves it up to the driver, but many counties
prevent drivers from physically stopping fights. police say moody won't face charges, but that the 64-year-old could have done more. >> there was clearly an opportunity for him to intervene and/or check on the welfare of the child in this case. and he didn't make any effort to do so. >> while his attorney says that was not an option, moody says he's haunted by the attack, wondering if he could have done more. >> i wanted to help him so bad. i wanted to help him so bad. i wanted to help him. >> and that's why moody doesn't face any charges in this case. a florida state attorney said it wasn't like he was looking out the window while cleaning his fingers nails. he downplayed the victim's injuries after at that tack saying the kid got up and ske daddeled out the door. that's why the driver didn't immediately come to his aid. and the driver said this was his only problem in 18 years on the job and he doesn't want to be judged or remembered for it. he had just put in his retirement papers tjust before
this and retired just two weeks after this. >> i think it's a no-brainer. when the driver gets up and does something, there are all those rules. all the parents of those three bullies, all of a sudden, my baby, my baby, the guys are put on administrative leave. their hands are tied. >> and that's why in a lot of counties you can't even jump in to fmly help the victims here. >> teachers have a lot of handcuffs put on them because of how litigious we've become as a society. a police officer is speaking out of school. they have a different set of responsibilities. forget the bus driver. where are the parents? >> right. >> those three kids, they've been charged. let's see what happens now. i guarantee you the parents are going to come forward and say, well, they're just kids. not that behavior. >> a broken arm. >> when you talk to educators and you talk to people around kids who are raising them and
educating them, you have to show that they're going to be punished. you can't dismiss them as kids any more. i feel for the driver. he is the least accountable in the situation. >> he did all he could. >> we see it going the other way all the time. within the next six to eight months, we'll see a story where a bus driver who says or does something winds up in trouble. >> thanks so much. still ahead on new day, cheated by jeopardy. meet an eighth grader who got the final round question correct, but was told they couldn't accept the answer. were the judges too harsh? >> and some more video you want to see today. terrifying. firefighters trying to get the upper hand on an inferno in idaho. the house collapses right on top of them. we're going to let you know how this deal panned out. the postal service is critical to our economy.
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welcome back to new day. we'll play a little jeopardy. why not? john berman is here. he's the most heart broken contestant ever. >> the question is who is thomas hurley? i know that because i had an im prompter in front of me. a lot of people on the internet are in his corner. he was sent home from final jeopardy despite the fact that he and many others say he got the question correct. . >> it's being called the saddest moment in jeopardy history. an eighth grader loses final jeopardy during kids week for misspelling a word. >> emancipation -- well, because he misspelled it badly -- you put a "p" in there, proclamation. that's unfortunate.
the judges are ruling against you. >> thomas hurley iii held back tears. he later told his local newspaper i was pretty upset that i was cheated out of the final jeopardy question. it was just a spelling error. the incident blew up with social media with many commenting on jeopardy's facebook page. he got the answer right. he misspelled it. big deal. hurley's parents claiming they were less upset about the loss and more upset about how alex trebek and company handled it, telling cnn they were, quote, smug. >> well, because he misspelled it badly -- >> jeopardy's producerses released a statement. if jeopardy were to give credit for an incorrect response, however minor, the show would effect hely penalize the other players. we make every effort to be fair and consistent in their treatment. last year, a contestant was
penalized for mispronouncing the word wimbledon. >> what is wimbledon. >> yes. >> we have to take some money away from you, reed. i'm informed that you very clearly said wimbleton, not wimbledon. >> but no one has lost as badly or boldly as cliff claver on an episode of "cheers." but this is real life for hurley and his family who are still smarting from the loss. >> this is the thing that gets me. even if thomas hurley, the kid, spelled the answer correctly, he would not have won. the boy who did win, 12-year-old skiel ler hornbuck set a kids week record. he won $66,000 overall, which is the third highest winnings. >> jeopardy history. i think that makes the situation worse. if thomas hurley wasn't going to affect the outcome, anyway, why essentially taunt him for misspellings emancipation? >> i think we have a contrarian on this set on this one.
>> i'm pro hurley, i just want to say. i think it's great that the kids are on there. but it seems like that's the rule, my brother, but if that's the rule and you have to spell it right, everyone has to play by it. >> but to say he misspelled it badly? i misspell words with more than one incorrect letter. >> i don't know why the spelling has to be so correct. i guess it's a slippery slope. >> it's not the old guy -- well, he's probably my age. where he said wimbleton, not wimbledon. >> he clearly knew what the answer was and put an extra letter in there for emphasis. >> if he had describeled out the "p," would he have gotten it? >> rules stink often when you play by them. i think the right focus that you have is this is a kid, treat it like a kid. maybe it should be different for them. >> it would not have changed the
outcome. >> well, i couldn't even -- i probably wouldn't even have gotten the answer right, let alone spell it right. thomas hurley is way ahead of us. >> what is get off set? thanks, john. one more answer i would have gotten wrong on jeopardy. coming up, an intercepted al qaeda message closes embassies and continue lats overseas. lady gaga and madonna, what do they have in common? they're both in trouble in russia. we'll have more, coming up. you really couldn't have come at a better time. these chevys are moving fast. i'll take that malibu. yeah excuse me, the equinox in atlantis blue is mine! i was here first, it's mine. i called about that one, it's mine.
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the popcorn. denzel washington and mark wahlberg came in first this weekend. "wolverine" came in second. "smurfs 2" debuted at number three. >> him in a comedy, first time he's done one, he felt good about it. >> so that means he has to come back and slide down those stairs, right? >> exactly. our number three story this morning, raven simone out and proud. the cosby show star confirmed to cnn that she is gay after tweeting, i can finally get married, yay, government. so proud of you. didn't have any plans to get married she just happened to know if she wanted to, she could. it will include everything. our number two story.
leah remini will write about her side of the split. the number one story, ellen second time hosting the prestigious award show, the 86th academy awards will take place on march 2nd, 2014. can you dig it? >> i'm there, i'm doing it, for sure. oh, love her. >> when ellen started dancing on the show, i thought it was cathartic early on. the more i watch, she has some skills. you do it in your living room. >> i don't believe that for a second. who at this table believes chris cuomo has no dance moves? >> i will say this, though, i don't think i've seen you dance, though. >> that's because morning hours. >> from when he walks over there. >> that's true! >> i thought that was -- and we thank you for that. >> just keep it right here. >> your whole day will get screwed up. i throw a couple moves people try to imitate them.
>> if that doesn't get you going on a monday. see, it's gone. >> oh, my. >> it's gone. by the way, ellen got mixed reviews last time. i thought she was fantastic and this is going to be an all-out good oscars because you know folks will be partying. >> ellen, if you need any help, i know a back-up dancer. >> ellen's hype man. >> i'll pull it back from the '80s. >> pull out your hammer pants. >> they look good. leather tie. >> i'm clearing the week for that. >> the guys i like, i had one of those at the time. >> everybody at home right now are saying, there are the five things i need to know for my new day just came from chris cuomo. >> like drinking their coffee -- >> okay.
>> and on that note, you know what that means -- coming up next on "new day." we need some matt damon in our lives. we sat down together, we talked about the intense preparations he went through for his upcoming blockbuster. he's taken some risks these days. >> i can see him dance. there it is. now, to the serious news. embassies and consulates are closing overseas. we'll tell you where it goes from here and give you the information that the analysts and experts have that are driving all of the caution. we'll give you that, at the top of the hour. the postal service is critical to our economy.
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you ask and you shall receive. who wanted hammer in the morning? everyone. time for the rock block, everyone. a quick round of the stories you're going to be talk aing about. >> talking about a lot of things from the show today. "sa "san francisco chronicle" reporting strike averted. actor robert dinero created the film festival after 9/11. from "the guardian" first robot astronaut on route to the international space station. time now for business news with alison kosik. >> thanks, michaela. count them so far 30 for the dow. the s&p 500 also at a record
high. stock futures are pointing to a flat open. jetblue going where it has never gone before. test out premium seating complete with live flat seats. no word on the price. microsoft cutting the price of its surface probe by 100 bucks. takes the lowest model down to 79t $9. microsoft is dealing with weak sales. now, let's go to indra petersons for the weather. >> a threat of severe weather for today. montana right down through kansas and speaking of kansas, talk about the rain you saw yesterday. over seven inches of rain in just the morning hours and seeing more thunderstorms in the area is never a good thing. the flooding potential will be high. a rainy summer. more rain expected, again, into the southeast. another couple inches expected in your area but in the northeast, complete opposite picture. gorgeous temperatures below normal. actually seeing 70s today. we like it. will it stay this way? we have the outlook for the
month. ta-da, it will stay that way for at least a month. >> normal, normal, above and below. >> thanks so much, indra. almost at the top of the hour, everyone. which means it is time for the top news. >> this is not the usual kind of chatter, but had to be corroborated to take this kind of action. significant threat. new details on the al qaeda messages that forced the u.s. to close embassies across the middle east and north africa for a week. is the plot already in motion? in an instant. the terrifying moments caught on tape as this building collapses and firefighters narrowly escape. one split second decision saved their lives. russia versus gaga. lady gaga and madonna saying they broke russian law.
trying to stop artists for speaking out for rights? your "new day" continues right now. >> what you need to know -- >> what do you remember about what i told you? >> you had asked me what i thought of when i thought of breast cancer. what you just have to see -- >> of all the things this kid could ask for. he just wanted to help people. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day." it is monday, august 5th. it is 8:00 here. i'm chris cuomo here with michaela pereira. baseball expected to suspend alex rodriguez today, but the slugger is not likely to go down quietly. what does the fight mean for the yankee star and the game overall. the owner of "sports
illustrated" will join us. plus, get ready for matt damon, everyone. i sat down with the mega star to talk about his new movie. find out what threw him to the movie. is this one a sight for sore eyes. we welcome back zoraida sambolin. she returned to "early start" and got icing on berman's nose there. after her remarkable experience and story of survival. we'll talk to her all. what it was like going through all of that with her family. >> strong lady. >> touching story she has to share with everybody. we'll start this morning, though, with a developing news about an al qaeda terror threat. serious enough to shut down 19 embassies consulates and embassies in middle east for a week. warning americans traveling overseas to be on high alert. barbara starr is live with new details. good morning, barbara.
>> good morning, chris. began with the shut down of 22 embassies over the weekend and now so many shut down across north africa and the middle east for the rest of the week. the details about the plot behind all of this are chilling. the cia and the national security agency had been secretly monitoring intelligence tips for weeks. there were indications of a possible terrorist attack in yemen, a stronghold of one of al qaeda's deadliest affiliates. alarm bells went off across washington when a crucial message was intercepted. involving communications in the west several days among senior al qaeda operatives. >> this is your wake-up call. al qaeda is stronger than it was before 9/11. >> reporter: final planning for an attack may be complete. dozens of analysts are urgently scouring databases, telephone intercepts and websites for clues. the u.s. response, going beyond a worldwide travel warning and
closing embassies across the middle east and north africa. after meeting with commanders chuck hagel ordered u.s. forces in spain and italy on to a higher state of alert. 1,500 marines aboard three war ships will now remain off the coast of yemen ready to react. cnn has agreed to a cnn administration request to withhold details of the intercept that help trigger the response because the information is so sensitive. but the top republican on the senate intelligence committee confirms it's the controversial nsa electronic surveillance program that picked up the alarming terrorist chatter. >> what we have heard is some specifics on what's intended to be done and some individuals who are making plans, such as we saw before 9/11. >> so, how serious is all of this? we learned that late last night defense secretary chuck hagel
called secretary of state john kerry to discuss the latest about the threat. chris? >> barbara, let me ask you this. giving the information that we're closing these consulates and embassies and here's where we're doing it and here's why. what is the thinking why that is an effective deterrent? >> think of it this way. so many traveled overseas and when you see a u.s. embassy overseas, it's a large group of people. you have a concentration of american citizens and very often you have a concentration of local nationals in that country waiting outside every morning to get visas, to consult with the embassy on a number of matters. it presents a huge target. that's what they don't want to have. they don't want to have a target of americans and local nationals that al qaeda could go after. that's why there's immediate action. >> making the situation more of a hard target. barbara starr, thank you for the reporting. appreciate it. >> sure. let's go to california where police say a suspect is in custody after the hit in venice
beach. a car plowing into a crowd on the iconic venice boardwalk killing one and injuring 11 more. now witnesses are saying it looked like the driver was trying to hit them on purpose. cnn's paul vercamin has more. >> reporter: surveillance video taken from a nearby restaurant shows the suspect's car plowing into people on the crowded venice boardwalk and swerving around barriers. >> just drove and took the left turn down the center of the boardwalk and just started driving and bodies were scattering and flying in the air and people were screaming and absolute mayhem. >> reporter: the driver getting out of his car, apparently casing the popular boardwalk. he gets back into the sedan and floors it. >> he had to have pressed his foot to the gas pedal to the metal because the tires started screeching. he was looking for blood. that guy, that guy's intention
was to kill people. >> reporter: an italian tourist on her honeymoon was killed and 11 others injured in a scene a quarter mile long. the suspect is nathan campbell of los angeles. just two hours after this horrifying hit and run campbell surrendered to police in neighboring santa monica. he told them, i think you're looking for me. the woman killed is allison from balon oorx i, italy. they were married july 20th and that the new groom was by her side at the time of the accident and tried to pull his wife away from the speeding car. if there is a motive in this carnage, police aren't saying right now. but they did say campbell was bent on evil. let's go to baseball news right now. alex rodriguez may be ready to rejoin his yankee brothers on
the field tonight, but that may be out of his hands. major league baseball is expected to suspend the star third baseman in a ban that could last through 2014. it is clear a-rod is not going down without a fight. very good article, very well done. a lot of analysis here. a-rod, individually, is meani meaningful, but also metaphor for what the league wants to show, right? >> today is going to be a circus. some time around noon the knives are really going to come out. he is suspended, but he's not suspended. he's banned, but he's playing tonight. you know, for the next month, the story isn't going to go away. >> so, what does today mean then? the beginning of the real fight rather than the speculation of the fight? >> yeah, i mean, it's going to become clear pretty quickly. the hand each side is holding here. lifetime ban is clearly off the
table here. but for a-rod, i think the biggest question is, he's fighting this. and it's pretty clear why he's fighting this. the suspension that has been reported, which would be 214 games, which would take him through the end of next year. 214 games is far greater than any other punishment that is likely to be needed here. the question is, why is this one so much greater than all the other suspensions? can't just be for lack of cooperation we're talking about 60-game suspension, 65-game to ryan braun. 214 games. that's a huge leap. >> also establishing precedent with how it will go when they suspend someone going forward. if this becomes a legal issue that the courts can decide than just within the league, that changes the game completely, no pub intended. >> it's not going to be a clean case what mlb is working here, we don't know the quality of their evidence, we don't know the quality of their witnesses
and how this ends up. the mediator has the power here, he can settle in between. he can remove the suspension, which i would say would be pretty highly unlikely. he could uphold the suspension or settle somewhere in between, which is where i think most fans and people following this story feel where it should end up. you get the feeling if they did meet somewhere in between, it would be difficult for rodriguez. >> let's talk about him individually. let's say it's through 2014. he's 40 years old. he's been challenged by injuries. how much game will he have left in him at that point? >> his contract takes him through the year, 2017. the extension he signed back in 2007. so, there was an assumption that rodriguez was going to play until he was 42 years old. right now he's gone through two hip surgeries in the last two years, but he's still, you look at him as a player. he's still a little rusty in the
minors but still has clear value to the yankees. more value to the yankees than what they have right now. a year off, that could enable him to rehabilitate and come back healthier than he's been in years in 2015. >> that's the card he's holding. he knows his value. that's what he's working with. >> a lot of speculation that the yankees are being quiet about this because $34 million on the table for him. if the suspension goes and he's without pay $34 million they get back. >> really closer to $100 million when you take into account the rest of the contract here. $34 million through the end of next season. $64 million roughly after that. >> chris stone, thanks so much. you have a long day ahead of you. >> you'll be back. a lot of news developing at this hour, let's get to michaela for the latest. >> let's lock at the headlines. 100 people in louisiana waiting to hear if they can go home. a train carrying hazardous chemicals forced evacuations in the area. one cars was carrying sodium
hydroxide which could be fatal. the governor says crews need to assess the damage before people can go home. rookie officers in the bronx shoot and kill an armed 14-year-old boy who they say would not drop his gun. they say he was shooting at people outside a deli and didn't respond when officers ordered him to drop that weapon. relatives say police didn't have to kill him. douse is the youngest person to die in a police-involved shooting that he can recall. with five weeks to go, anthony weiner forging ahead with his campaign. he is expected to release a new 2013 policy book today, spelling out his positions on the issues of the day. the embattled former congressman marched yesterday in an ecuadorian pride parade in queens. seattle city officials are defending an internal memo that question the use of the terms brown bag and citizen on the
job. the office of civil right say the terms can be deemed offensive or history of being offensive. citizens may not be inclusive enough. an official there says the memo isn't a ban, he says it's more of a friendly suggestion. and, finally, terrifying new video that shows just how dangerous it is to be a firefighter. this raging inferno began at a house, fire in boise, idaho, watch as the home engulfed in flames crumbles into nothing. a group of firefighters are all here to tell what happened next. the video is so intense, it could be from the set of a hollywood action movie. firefighters battle this three-alarm fire that consumed a two-story home in boise, idaho. he quickly told firefighters to get away. >> copy all units. this is command. back up from your positions out
of the collapse zone of the structure. back up. >> reporter: just 15 seconds after his warning, the home gave way. >> also -- >> reporter: you can see how quickly it all happened after the warning that clearly saved multiple lives. a few were pelted with burning debris and some knocked to the ground but no one was trapped inside. >> engine 5 and engine 2 crew all accounted for. >> reporter: a blessing dennis don't recognized. >> we could have had firefighters trapped underneath here and it was chaos for a little bit because we thought we had one. >> reporter: the fire also spread to the roofs of two nearby homes, but they were able to contain it. that home was undergoing renovation and the gutted home allowed the fire to spread quickly and prevent it to spread further, firefighter husband to stay in close proximity. the risks men and women in the fire service take to save lives
and protect property every single day when they get a call. >> he was so calm. you could really see his training right there. that was really amazing. years of experience. thanks, michaela. let's get over to indra petersons for the forecast as you're heading out the door. >> look at this. this is kansas and about five hours worth of rain. i mean, seven hours worth of rain. hutchinson, kansas, unbelievable the flood waters out there and, unfortunately, more rain in the forecast. i wanted to show you what it looked like. heavy thunderstorms training or just staying over the area one after the next. again, as i mentioned, more rain expected in the area today. so, of course, the flood threat remained high and actually i looked towards the weekend and the threat of thunderstorms will remain in the area throughout the week. definitely something we are going to keep our eye on as we go throughout this week. as far as more rain, we're talking about the severe weather threat today. montana straight down kansas.
heavy thunderstorms in that region. not just heavy thunderstorms but looking for the possible tornado. minimal chance looking for damaging winds and large hail in that area. down to the southeast, not getting a break out there. speaking of that, one to three inches of rain still responsible into the southeast today, but it is nice somewhere. that happens to be right here. if you're in the northeast, temperatures into the 70s and they're going to stay that way. gorgeous weather. but only for a day, guys. next couple days, more rain right here, too. >> enjoy today. one day at a time, works for me. >> thanks, indra. coming up next on "new day" matt damon goes from liberace to action flick. >> he was tongue tied because he was so taken by you. word on the street, ladies and gentlemen. just fresh from the device. also, the russian government isn't gaga for gaga or madonna. it's taking them to task for
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welcome back to "new day," everybody. pop super stars lady gaga and madonna are in trouble with russia. is it a coincidence that both artists are supporters of gay rights which are under serious threat in russia. could it be payback during their on-stage comments during concerts recently. matthew chance is live with the
latest in moscow. good morning. >> good morning, chris. they could prosecute lady gaga and madonna after discovering they entered the country last year with the wrong paperwork. the problem only came to light after a complaint was made by a leading anti-gay russian lawmaker raising suspensions that the whole thing is about punishing the stars for their gay rights stance. even if you're one of the world's biggest superstars speaking out on gay rights in russia, risky. lady gaga is finding out. >> tonight, this is my house, russia. you can be gay in my house. >> reporter: now russian officials say the pop star staged her concert without proper work visas. it's not officially linked to her remarks, but the complaint was filed by the lawmaker behind russia's controversial anti-gay
laws. another icon, madonna is also accused of spreading what russia calls gay propaganda after she spoke out at her concert in st. petersburg last year. >> now, i am here to say that the gay community and gay people here and all around the world have the same rights. >> reporter: but in russia, activists say gay rights are under increasing pressure. along with anyone who dares to support them. if they're prosecuted, they could face state fines and even a ban entering russia in the future. the big problem, they could deter american artists from playing concerts in russia in the future. chris? >> thank you, matthew, appreciate the reporting this morning. we'll take a break now. how do you tell your kids you have cancer? imagine, horrible thing. our own zoraida had to face that challenge and now back to share her story.
>> she took it head on. she is a great example. also this coming up on "new day" my one-on-one with, you know that face, needs no introduction. matt damon. wait until you hear what the actor had to do to prepare for his latest role in his new film "elysium." [ male announcer ] these days, a small business can save by sharing.
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sambolin, how do you tell your kids? zoraida is back and she'll share her emotional story with us. >> so great. that story i can't wait for. also, you might want to stick around for this one, as well. one-on-one with matt damon. i had to pull it away when michaela was around. this hollywood star decided to take a big gamble in taking his new role in "elysium" a lot going on with his family, as well. >> he seems charming. >> very charming and, i would tell you, normal as can be. which is a huge compliment. >> look forward to that. not jealous at all. if i could boil a day down to five things -- >> what would you do? >> i would turn to you and say, what are these five things. >> i just saw an image of michaela when she was 7. would you turn to me? >> here are the five things you
need to know for your "new day." a worldwide terror alert. the u.s. shutting down 19 u.s. consulates and embassies in the middle east and africa through saturday. raising fears of a possible terror attack. sources telling cnn that the yankee slugger alex rodriguez will likely be suspended from baseball today. a-rod will be suspended for over 200 games and not eligible to play, again, until 2015. both the prosecution and the defense set for their arguments. accused of 19 killings and 13 counts of extortion and laundering. on a domestic violence charge. the rapper's ex-girlfriend claimed he attack her in june and tore up her condo. at number five, tiger woods looking good going into pga championship week. the fourth and final major of the year. woods won his open on sunday blowing away the field by seven
strokes. stay on top of it by going to cnn.com/newday for the very latest. >> five things, beautiful. >> i have to -- yes, many beautiful things. you know what one of them is? that zoraida is back. things haven't been the same since "early start" anchor said she was taking a break. >> talk about the strength of a woman. she documented the challenges throughout the way, but the biggest challenge of all, you ask, not fighting the cancer or beating the cancer, but breaking the news to her children. zoraida is back and better than ever. great to see you, beautiful. >> wonderful to be here. i appreciate the big welcome that you all had given me. very heartwarming and i finally got a chance to hug you. this has been really great. a complicated journey. i have to tell you, i went through this surgery and it was absolutely nothing compared to
having to tell my children and, in particular, the hardest part was figuring out what to say to niko. the first thought i had when i was diagnosed with cancer was this, how will i tell my kids? i have two. niko is 14 and sofia is 10. what do you remember about how i told you? >> you had asked me what i thought of when i thought of breast cancer and if i thought -- >> you said, i think of a fight. >> reporter: once he knew, my son became one of the 2.85 million u.s. children sharing their parents' fight against cancer. >> what would you do to change that? >> reporter: a club that provides support to people dealing with cancer. >> part of the goal of educating
kids about what cancer is helping alleviate any of that anxiety or fear when they hear that word. >> reporter: niko reached out to his friend, kyles and miles to find strength. what kind of advice were you giving him? >> stay strong. look to god and just to reach out to me if he needed anything or needed any support. >> if you need anything, i'm there for you and, yeah, just stay strong. >> reporter: niko worried my fiance, kenny, would walk away. >> what was tough for me to think about was kenny's reaction to know that he stuck through your side, by your side through the entire situation. >> reporter: that is a good man, right? you are two of the strongest men i know. i need their strength. niko's was a last familiar face i saw before surgery and the first when i came out. i was used to caring for my kids, not the other way around. >> zoraida is a rock.
is a matriarch of this family and to think that you may lose her, that's a very debilitating thought at times. >> reporter: cancer has caused a role reversal, even as he's there for me, i can't always be there for him. i missed his graduation. >> she wanted to be here, but she couldn't. even though i didn't want her flying after the operation. but, it's okay. >> reporter: but i am getting better and it helps that we're in this fight together. i facetimed the graduation. i wasn't there physically, but i certainly was there, skype is actually what we did. i have to tell you, this journey taught me so many lessons and one of the most important ones is that your children really,
they're really grown up or they can be really grown up and help you get through a process of healing, also. and leaning on your child is not a bad thing. it was a wonderful coping mechanism for him, as well, to be there for me and be able to help me through the process. don't underestimate what your children can do for you. that's a big lesson. one we were talking about, the three boys that you see there which was miles, kyles and niko we had a very frank conversation about women's breasts and for kids that are 14 years old thought is not an easy conversation to have. they say they think about their mothers and now think about cancers and their sisters and they look at things differently. even niko said as i'm watching little sofia grow and develop her breasts i'm worried and i'm concerned. really, your kids are much smarter and much, i think much more reflective than you ever give them credit for being.
>> parent have the inclination to want to protect kids from thiz these adult kind of things but you said it was important for him to see the truth. >> for my 14-year-old, yes. look at the age of the child and you know your child better than anybody knows them, so you know what they can handle and what they can handle. for my son, very important that i told him the truth. very important that he be present. he was there every step of the way. he wanted to know and understand. so, i think you take your cues from them sometimes. >> gauge whether they're a kid who wants to know or whether not know. >> by what they asked. my daughter, sofia, we talked about her earlier for her it was a quick conversation. michaela, we were talking she is a girl and she identifies. on the contrary, i expected that to happen and it didn't. i was very grateful because at 9 years of age, i was so scared of that conversation. so scared. >> what was it, how has the
process been? it's been a very, obviously, a hugely private and very difficult process with or without children. but what's it been like to tell your story publicly and to include your children in that process? >> healing. it's been healing. you know, at first i was really reluctant to talk about this and i had no idea to how to bring it up on the air and let the viewers know i was going away. angelina jolie when show made her disclosure in "new york times" she gave me a voice and i found through that voice that it gave other women a voice through facebook and twitter. men, as well, they will write to me and say, don't discount us. i won't. you all are incredible healers and supporters in this process, as well. but as you go through this journey and i had questions, there were women that helped me along the way and now i'm paying that forward, already. it really is just like full circle and it just, it's been a wonderful opportunity for me. i don't, i don't consider it
invasive, at all, kate. >> you also get the blessing of the strength. niko had said he was worried about what was going to happen with kenny, your fiance. sometimes a situation like this makes you closer to someone, more love than you could have imagined. >> he was my first born and only child for five years and there is no way i felt i could get closer to this kid. i felt like the umbilical cord was never cut. yet, our relationship is just amazing and i am so proud of him. i don't know what else to say. but, you know, to me, it's this young man that i have seen develop now and i see how he's going to handle adversity and it's really filled me with joy and pride. >> stay close to him because he's going to wind up in the league in like five years given his size. >> he's 14 and 6'1". >> huge future. >> you are a sight for sore eyes, my dear. >> great to be back. thanks for having me here.
>> stay because you're going to do the good stuff now, you just gave us the good stuff. this is like a double stuff. >> here's our second edition of the good stuff. mario martinez from wichita, kansas. mario just turned 10. for his birthday he didn't ask for the usual stuff, he asked, instead, that people donate to the local food bank. >> for some their fridge is empty and hardly anything in their cabinet. >> we were surprised but very proud of him that he wanted to help other people. >> one day just decide, why not? i already got all the stuff i need. >> already this is amazing. to hear a 10-year-old kid say he has all the stuff he needs is almost unprecedented. but here's why it gets better. between himself and his young friends, mario raised enough to put hot meals in front of, wait for it, 422 people. >> i know. >> the good stuff. >> is it going to feed that many
or just be like five people? i was like, is this serious? >> it's just heartwarming. of all the things this kid could ask for and he didn't want anything. he just wanted to help people. >> if a 10-year-old can do this, what else can the rest of the us do? just can't wait to see what he does next. >> with zoraida here we know we're always trying to teach our kids the one lesson. have dedication to something bigger than yourself. for mario and his buddies to do this. he didn't end up commroetly empty handed. his family still kicked in a few gifts because they felt so good about what he had done. just an amazing example of the love of others and the sense of yourself and the bigger community. that was from a 10-year-old, mae imagine what the rest of you can do. let us know what is going on in your lives and your communities. tweet us, facebook us and we can
keep telling you good stories. >> our future is in good hands. >> he has the american flag on his shirt. >> with mario and niko, we are in good hands. coming up next on "new day" matt damon sitting down talking about his new film "elysium." plus, john berman is here with his award of the day. you might remember him from the frosting on the nose, making him the brown noser that we all know him to be. >> that was so fantastic. [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are. you can part a crowd, without saying a word... if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze... you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts...
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all right, welcome back to "new day" let's get a quick look at the stories this hour. 19 embassies and consulates closed by the state department. u.s. officials say they're exercising an abundance of caution after intercepting an al qaeda threat. the man accused of running down people on the boardwalk. a woman on her honeymoon was killed. the driver was bent on doing evil. the jackpot for wednesday's powerball stands at $400 million. the jackpot went up by $100 million after saturday's drawing produced no grand prize winners. that means we still have time to run down and buy a ticket. because if you don't have one, you can't win. >> you have to be in it to win it. >> that's why i'm here. that is what word is. you know what time of the morning it is? >> what time? >> time for j.b. to be here. waiting for his music. >> they ran me in here all of a
sudden. barely is time for the award of the day. here i am. i am here. we'll start with something extraordinary this morning. partial nudity. look at this, folks. this is a czech high diver and always want today fly like superman and i think we all can agree. >> he nailed it. on the subject of naked cape wearing acrobats. let's talk about congress, folks. i'll make a bold prediction. one of the best, brightest and most productive days congress will have all year. how can i be so sure? they're in their summer recess. bipartisan harmony. guys, keep up the good work. we're all pulling for you here. you know, it should be a model for them today. neither an absent congress and
naked flying diver, my early start co-anchor zoraida sambolin is the good one. as we know, these awards aren't my only job. i anchor a show called "early start." she was back today and i could not be so happy, so happy, i put frosting on my nose. >> how did that taste? >> it tasted pretty good. >> able to lick it off his nose, which was an extraordinary thing. >> you are going to wait for at least six months to tell about perm berman's hidden talents. >> i'm so happy you're back, never leave me again award. >> well done. best reward to date. best award. great to hear her story and great how she's sharing the family dynamic. people need to hear it. the cake on your nose was literally the frosting. >> just the frosting on the cake. cute cake.
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out of an arkansas jail. he is still on the run, but now police have charged his mother with helping him escape. nick valencia has the latest. >> reporter: he is on the run after this brazen jail break last week. now, police have identified another possible accomplice. his mother, glenda estelle, has been arrested for allegedly helping her 33-year-old son escape. according to the police report between june and july, a total of 40 calls were made between estelle and her son, detailing a plot to break free from the jail. >> this guy escaped just in march from another prison. now, you think when he went to this new one they would have said this guy is a runner. we got to make sure we keep our eyes on him all the time. >> reporter: police say that seen on this video talking on the phone to his mother. his mother asked if he is still shackled and a short time later
he jumped out the sliding glass window. police arrested 58-year-old william harding distracting the guards and providing the get away car and the arrest warrant is issued for the driver of that car. as for estelle, he was being held for allegedly stealing a car in march and leading police on a chase that ended with a standoff. >> typically in the past, any dealing dealings, he has had a firearm. >> reporter: aggravated battery, breaking and entering and fleeing. >> i hope you were watching that guy's face. still on the loose in arkansas, police could use your help. on to a story we have been having fun with. we want your opinion, as well. that's why we bring in, who else? john berman. this is final jeopardy. answer, he is the contestant least likely to be invited back
to "jeopardry" and least likely wanted to be invited back. >> who is thomas buehrle. let me tell you about him. an eighth grader from connecticut and a lot of people on the internet. he was sent home despite the fact that he and many others say he got the question right. it's being called the saddest moment in "jeopardy" history. the eighth grader loses final jeopardy for kids' week for misspelling a word. >> emancipation. you put a p in there. that's unfortunate. the judges are ruling against you. >> reporter: thomas hurley iii held back tears after his loss. he later told his local newspaper, i was pretty upset that i was cheated out of the final jeopardy question.
it was just a spelling error. the incident blew up over social media with many commenting on jeopardy's facebook page. when did jeopardy become a spelling bee. he got the answer right, he misspelled it. big deal. hurley's parents claiming they were less upset about the loss and more upset about how alex trebek and company handled it. >> because he misspelled it badly. >> reporter: "jeopardy's" producers released a statement "if jeopardy were to give credit for an incorrect response, however minor, the show would effectively penalize the other players. we love presenting young people as contestants on our show and make every effort to be fair and consistent in their treatment." >> what is wimbledon. >> we have to take some money
away from you. i am informed you said wimbledon. >> reporter: no one lost as boldly or badly as clint on an episode of "cheers." but this is real life for hurley and his family, who are still from the loss. a lot of people pointed out if hurley spelled the answer correctly, he would not have won. he said a kid's week record winning $30,000 in one episode. won $66,000 in one day. which is the third highest one-day winnings in "jeopardy" history but you look at poor thomas hurley and how sad he looked there. people on twitter tweeting me all morning. they say rules are the rules. >> unless it's your kid -- >> spelling does matter. i didn't know that. >> trebeck, said you misspelled it badly.
and that got -- the kid was only a letter away. >> he really looked heartbroken. i think maybe when there is a kid that looks that sad, a little bit of sensitivity goes a long way. >> a little part of you died that day. >> you were him, weren't you? >> i am him every day! >> we've seen his spelling. it's that bad. all right, john. all right. we were going to bring you word is the operative word at this point interview with matt damon but some technical issues, welcome to live tv. we'll bring the full interview to you tomorrow, we promise. here is a little sneak peek. >> was there a lot of physical training for this? >> yes. >> that's not just every day? >> no. >> that's not how i roll. >> what was it like? i'm always curious. it becomes part of the job. >> definitely, definitely. it's not something that i particularly enjoy. the diet part is not something i
enjoy. but had a whole kind of graphic novel that he put together on his computer, like a homemade thing and there was a picture of max with his shirt off staring into a mirror with tattoos all over and really good shape and they hired this unbelievable trainer. i went to the guy with that picture and i said, i need to do this. he kind of looked at me and said, okay. we have a lot of work to do. that's what we did. >> how about you disrespecting matt damon. >> he has a lot of work to do. >> i was just playing along. >> poor damon. >> yes, poor, poor damon. saw the movie, it's coming out very soon. it's called "elysium." a wasteland planet earth and matt damon fighting his way to the paradise, the manmade place called elysium. >> you have a future in movie trailers. that was astounding. >> because of that, we're going
to call this a really deep tease. because we'll have that whole thing for you tomorrow. >> i think it makes it even more interesting. i want to watch it even more. >> what was the one thing you agreed on when looking at it? >> he has a nice shaped head. >> he does have a nice shaped head. i stood clear of the violation of man law by commenting on the shaved head. i tell you why it's important, he works really hard at the craft and it is a lot of work and also lets everybody at home know this is like a job when they get to look that way. an artificial line for people with -- >> you have the same -- >> i got -- >> rationalization. we'll be right back. announcer: where can an investor be a name and not a number? scottrade. ron: i'm never alone with scottrade. i can always call or stop by my local office.
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that's it for us here on "new day." time for "cnn newsroom" with brianna keilar. when does it begin? >> right now. >> see you tomorrow morning. thanks so much. "newsroom" starts right now. high alert. 19 american embassies and consulates shut down. is an attack imminent? speed ball. a-rod and word of a major 214-game suspension. all eyes on the yankee slugger as he's set to play in tonight's game in chicago. will he take the field? and beach doeoardwalk trage. a car plowing into a crowded boardwalk killing one and sending 11 to the hospital. what police know about the suspect. plus, this -- >> it's a tool for the