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their situations. to be a part of the solution and not part of the problem anymore. >> susanna and sarah, two remarkable women using unconventional tools to protect the world's history and our national heritage and that is what earns them a spot on "the next list." i'm dr. sanjay gupta. thanks for watching. hope to see you back here next week. hello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. you're in the "cnn newsroom." a look at the top stories right now. a massive manhunt in idaho wilderness for suspected kidnapper and the girl he's accused of taking. investigators say james dimaggio is camping out with 16-year-old hannah anderson and streets look more like rivers as heavy rains washed away cars and homes and drenched parts of the u.s. now three people are missing.
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oprah winfrey claims she was a victim of racism. the media mogul says it all happened when she asked to see a handbag in a swiss boutique. let's begin in idaho where the search for teen hannah anderson and her alleged kidnapper is now intensifying. officials say dozens of federal agents are scouring through a remote area in cascade but the wilderness is making the search very difficult. we go live right now to san diego where the suspect is believed to have kidnapped the teenager after allegedly killing her mother and brother. paul, what are you learning about the ongoing search? >> reporter: well, fredricka, in talking to detectives here and both in idaho, they say it's 150 agents, federal, state, local, most of them armed to the teeth because they consider dimaggio to be so dangerous. and in fact, they have come upon his car. there had been a concern all week long that he may have booby trapped this car with homemade bombs.
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let's listen. >> the detectives from san diego are right now moving toward the vehicle and they're going to process that nissan that they found on friday morning. they're going to process that car for evidence. as we talked about last night, they are going to be -- it's a meticulous process they'll go through to make sure we do not miss any information and any evidence that may be inside or around that car. >> reporter: and san diego detectives also telling us they want to underscore this. they do believe this is a kidnapping. there's no way that hannah anderson left with dimaggio willingly. they think that's the case at this point. the two of them seen on wednesday by a man on horseback with his friends in this remote backcountry. so remote, fredricka, they're going to need to use satellite phones for some of the communication and go at it on foot and possibly horseback and use helicopters to try to determine their location. >> so, paul, have officials gone
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as far as trying to ascertain whether hannah went on her own free will or whether it's unwillingly? >> reporter: well, again, just talking a short time ago to a detective offcamera. a kidnapping case.der this to be so the relatives of hannah also are echoing that. they say they think there's no way that she would have left with dimaggio willingly but there's a lot to this investigation. part of this is whether or not for years and years and years perhaps dimaggio had been grooming hannah as is the case with many serial molesters trying to get her to come and be on his side with things. we heard from one of her friends that he openly declared that he had a crush on her. this was in a conversation. that he said that he wishes he were her age or wanted to date her or something similar to that. all of that being looked at by
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detectives in this building behind me. >> the search for hannah anderson intensifies there in idaho. officials in idaho are set to hold another news conference today 4:00 eastern time. we'll of course bring that to you live next hour. flooding has swamped vast parts of the country. this is in colorado. those are cars being carried downstream. the flooding has caused several deaths across the country and here three more people are now unaccounted for in missouri. rescuers pulled people from their flooded homes. a dozen states are now under flood watches or warnings. we're joined by hard hit hollister, missouri. describe the conditions there. >> reporter: so much devastation here. so much unprecedented rainfall in such a short space of time and it really is all about the cleanup. let me show you what people here
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have been dealing with since thursday. i don't know if you can see it. through the bushes there is turkey creek. thursday morning that creek rose about 15 feet. pretty much three times the size of me in the space of about 25 minutes sweeping away pretty much everything in its path. walk with me one second. let me show you what we're dealing with here. you can see here that all you see is soil. there was actually once a mobile home here and my colleague george howell spoke with the owners of the home who say they have absolutely no idea where their home went. they believe it was swept away by flooding. people here are still trying their hardest to find reasons to be grateful. take a listen to what one woman had to say. >> very thankful nobody was hurt or killed. we're very thankful that we had units to put our families in so they have a home to go to. >> you had spare ones? >> i had five empty units. i transferred everybody that lost everything into another unit. >> reporter: and that's not just about hollister.
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all over the midwest we're seeing similar devastation. take a look at this video out of colorado where one person is dead just outside of colorado springs. also in missouri where i am, two people reported dead as well and another person in oklahoma city also reported dead. it really is all about people just trying to piece together their lives again. fred? >> powerful storm in so many ways. it swept different parts of the country. thank you so much, zain asher there in hollister. no break for california firefighters. look at this massive wildfire burning across the mountains east of los angeles. it has forced more than 28 square miles already with hot, dry winds driving it. the governor declared a state of emergency in riverside county. and this is the view from banning, california. the so-called river fire. the two have actually merged into one big blaze. firefighters and a homeowner have actually been hurt. last month a big chunk of arizona was burning but the
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state's request for aid was turned down by the obama administration. 19 firefighters died fighting that fire. it is arizona's deadliest wildfire and governor jan brewer said she is "deeply troubled" by fema's decision. senator john mccain called the rejection of money to rebuild homes and money "a shame." president obama says more help is coming to wounded war vets to get them better educated, more jobs and faster access to medical services. he spoke to hundreds of them at the disabled american veterans national convention and he admitted the backlog of vets medical claims is "unacceptable." >> today i can report that we are not where we need to be but we're making progress. we are making progress. so after years when the backlog kept growing, finally the backlog is shrinking. in the last five months alone, it's down nearly 20%. we're turning the tide.
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>> a recent report from the center for investigative reporting found that since 2009 when obama took office, the number of veterans waiting more than a year for benefits has skyrocketed 2,000% from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 in 2012. the u.s. state department is reopening 18 of 19 u.s. diplomatic offices tomorrow. they were closed because of a terror threat. yemen's american embassy remains shut because of concerns over a possible attack. a week ago the u.s. closed the embassies and consulates throughout the middle east after an operative was told to "do something." right now, a massive search for hannah anderson. she's the california teen who has been missing since sunday. coming up, we'll show you how this drama started in the first place and you will also hear what the family is saying. ♪
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the search for hannah handerson which began in southern in southern california has moved to the river of no return wilderness area. the anderson family wants hannah back and wants this drama to be over. brianna keilar reports. >> just let my daughter go. >> reporter: brent anderson desperately wants his daughter,
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hannah, back. police believe his friend of 20 years, james dimaggio, snatched hannah sometimes after the 16 year old finished cheerleading practice late saturday afternoon. sunday san diego firefighters respond to calls of dimaggio's house engulfed in flames only to find the body of hannah's mother inside. they also find the remains of hannah's 8-year-old brother, ethan, which have now been positively identified by the san diego crime lab. monday, california goes statewide with an amber alert for dimaggio, hannah and ethan for the first time california sends amber alerts to cell phones statewide. tuesday, hundreds of tips pour into authorities. by wednesday, potential sightings of dimaggio's blue nissan prompt oregon, washington and nevada to issue their own amber alerts. on thursday, a chilling comment from police. dimaggio may have booby trapped his nissan and abandoned it and the suspect may be carrying
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explosives. >> our investigation to date has brought to light the possibility that he has explosives on his person. >> reporter: police say dimaggio may be headed to canada or mexico or just about anywhere really. friday his car was found in idaho. for brett anderson, an agonizing weight. >> i can't faithom in jim's hea. what happened. obviously he just lost it. >> that was our brianna keilar reporting. today's "cnn hero" is helping homeless mothers to be. she's helping pregnant women get health care, housing and support. >> yearsin ing ago, my daughter were homeless. my main priority was to get high. then i got pregnant again. what am i doing? i need to change. >> i have never met a woman who wanted to hurt her unborn baby but i met a lot of women who did
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a judge dismissed a motion from usher's ex-wife to get temporary custody of their two sons. a victory for usher. the decision came during an emergency hearing after their 5 year old almost drown in the singer's swimming pool earlier this week. during the testimony yesterday, she broke down on the stand and then had to step down. >> how many nights have you spent at the hospital with your son? >> i've been there since 4:00, 3:50 the day of the accident and i left this morning at 9:45. i never left the hospital ever. >> i know this is very difficult. >> this is ridiculous. this is ridiculous. >> step down. >> thank you. >> judge, if i could ask her just one more question. >> no. >> usher wasn't home at the time of the accident. he got there after his son had been rescued and given cpr.
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he explained to the judge what happened when he arrived. >> when i arrived, my son was hysterical and in the back of an ambulance. i knew there had been an incident in the pool but i didn't have clarity of exactly what took place. what i got in the back of the ambulance, he was hysterical. he didn't want to go to the hospital. he was very irate. and i did my best to calm him down. >> when the hearing was over, usher walked over, hugged his ex-wife and in an interview outside the court as she said, she will revisit the situation again usher gets to keep custody of his two sons. in ohio, a judge has issued a ruling in a same-sex marriage lawsuit. the ruling is temporary allowing their marriage to stand for now in a state that bans gay marriage but their fight goes
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on. here's alina chow from cincinnati. >> reporter: it was a 7.5-minute wedding ceremony on a plane in the tarmac in baltimore, maryland, between two people deeply in love who never even wanted to get married and then one morning you were watching tv. >> today the justices ruled that legally married same-sex couples are entitled to federal benefits. >> when the ruling came up, i went over to john and hugged him and kissed him. >> reporter: there were two problems. same-sex marriage in ohio where they live is banned and john has als, that eventually leads to death. worried that every day could be their last together, the couple settled on maryland as their destination wedding spot where they could travel by medical jet, say their vows at the
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airport, and return immediately to their home in cincinnati. >> getting married is like nothing changed but yet everything did. >> reporter: do you feel the same way? >> absolutely. it's as if a void was filled in our lives. >> reporter: a few days after their wedding in july, john and jim met with the civil rights attorney. >> he said, jim, do you realize when john passes away on his death certificate the state of ohio will list him as unmarried and will not enter your name as his spouse? i broke my heart and then made me really made. >> reporter: so mad the couple sued the state of ohio and won. a federal judge issued astraini allowing the couple's marriage to be recognized in a state where same-sex marriage is
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banned. the decision would mean the two eventually could be buried together in john's family plot. >> i feel like it's the first chink in the armor. >> reporter: their fight is far from over. a spokesman for ohio's attorney general said this is a temporary ruling at a preliminary stage under sad circumstances adding that ohio voters already decided in 2004 on a ballot initiative that gay marriage should not be recognized and are "entitled" to the choice they have made on this fundamental issue. >> it's ridiculous. >> it just makes me feel that there are many people who simply don't understand humanity. love is love. >> reporter: the temporary restraining order recognizing john and jim's marriage in the state of ohio expires on august 19th.
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checking today's top stories, flood watches and warnings are in effect in 12 states. this shows the power of floodwaters in colorado. we now know that there are three people unaccounted for. missouri braced for more severe flooding today. the body of a woman swept away by floodwaters was recovered and in nearby hollister this is what happened at a local trailer park. >> this house moved about a football field from that unit up there. the whole ceiling inside is cracked. the refrigerator came through the black sliding glass door. this unit has spun completely around. it used to sit the other way. >> the manhunt for teenager hannah anderson and her alleged kidnapper is now intensifying. next hour officials in cascade, idaho, will hold a news conference. we'll bring that to you live as it happens. hannah's friends say the teen wouldn't have voluntarily gone with dimaggio. >> i don't think she would have
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gone willingly with him at all. it's not hard to tell someone to not act like they're sad or something when they see people. i don't think she would have gone with him at all. >> and bob filner checked out of his inpatient counseling sessions. a week earlier than he claimed he would say. filner is facing a long list of sexual harassment allegations and calls for his resignation. an emotional reaction in a kentucky courtroom when a jury acquitted a teenager for his stepbrother's murder. >> the verdict form number one, murder. we, the jury, find the defendant joshua young not guilty under instruction number one. verdict form number two, tampering with physical evidence. we, the jury, find the defendant joshua young not guilty under instruction number two.
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madame foreperson, are those the verdicts of the jury? can i have the attorneys up here, please. >> a jury found 17-year-old joshua young not guilty in trey wicker's murder. he was accused of helping his father beat the 14 year old to death in 2011. young's father pleaded guilty to the murder and was sentenced to life in prison. this florida man confessed to murder on his facebook page. he not only admitted it but he posted his dead wife's picture. warning the next image is graphic. there she is lying on the floor moments after he allegedly shot her. he said he got into a violent argument with his wife. it took facebook five hours to remove the image. coming up, she's one of the world's richest, most influential women but oprah winfrey was hardly treated that way at a retail shop in switzerland and she says it was because of racism. we'll tell you exactly what happened next. hey love.
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a crocodile skin purse by designer tom ford cost $38,000 but it may be costing one swiss shop a whole lot more not in cash but in public perception. oprah winfrey told "entertainment tonight" she was a victim of racism when the clerk at that store refused to show her the purse. we get the story from switzerland. >> reporter: plenty of discussion here about the oprah winfrey incident. was it snooty salesmanship, was it racism or just a simple mistake? the shop owner says she didn't understand what she was asking for and was embarrassed by this
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crocodile bag's $38,000 price bag. this employee is familiar with working with international customers and is a very good employee. it would be strange to me if she would have refused to show a bag. the employee would be more than happy to sell this bag. the sale of that would have been seven times her monthly salary and a great feeling of success for her. >> reporter: oprah claims racism. many people here don't see it that way at all. >> i think it was a misunderstanding. the american way of interaction is different and european way is more cool and so i'm sure it was a misunderstanding of cultural origin. >> it sums up the swiss approach. it's about the money and not the race. >> it's about money and how you're dressed. i actually think you should be able to walk around in normal clothes and go into any store and by anything you want no
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matter how you're dressed and it's not about color. >> still the shop said they were very sorry as did the swiss tourism authority who said that people should know that all visitors, oprah included, are welcomed in switzerland with open arms and one other question you'll hear asked, should anyone be buying a $38,000 crocodile bag even if they can afford it. that handbag has now incidentally been sold. >> i am sure it went fast. thank you. nearly a month after george zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of trayvon martin, "ebony" magazine is taking a strong stance releasing four separate issues for the month of september each with a striking cover. black celebrities posing with their children in hoodies. basketball star duane wade with his two young sons. director spike lee with his 16-year-old son. and actor boris cojo with his son and the last cover, trayvon
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martin's parents and his brother. editor in chief amy barnett joining me now. good to see you, amy. >> nice to see you. >> so you're considering these very iconic images. what is the conversation or solution you want to come from this cover? >> you know, i really want for the conversation to continue. that's the function of "ebony" magazine. we've been the magazine of record for the african-american community for the past 68 years and it's incumbent upon us to make sure that we reflect the concerns of our readership and also the issues that are most important to african-americans today and so by putting the four celebrities or three celebrities really and trayvon martin's parents on the cover, it's our hope that the conversation about what's going on with african-american boys will continue. >> it's more than the cover. you asked each of these celebrities, spike, boris and dwayne about their reaction to
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the verdict. all of them say it pained them as though it was very personal. but they all had very different stories about the conversations that they will have with their sons if they haven't already. >> right. well, i mean, it's a conversation that many of us who are parents of african-american boys have already had with our children and it's incredibly unfortunate because it's not something that people of other ethnicitiy iey ies have to thin. you have to help them understand that unfortunately our society will view them as culpable. that's the first assumption. african-american boys are profiled on a daily basis and assumption they are up to no good and involved in drug related or gang activity or what have you and this perception is codified in our society through laws like stand your ground that make it illegal or deadly to be an african-american boy outside. what boris and dwayne and spike
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have done is to tell their sons it doesn't matter if they are affluent. they will still be viewed as dangerous and as targets in today's society and to act accordingly. >> i recall in that article boris is the one who said his son is too young. he hasn't had that conversation. my son is 8. my husband and i haven't had that conversation for the same reasons boris is talking about. you want to protect a certain level of innocence and you hope when you do have that conversation that they are mature enough for that. at the same time, when you listen to and read what dwayne had to say about the factor of being a celebrity, while he hopes that his sons would be able to handle this kind of conversation, he also talked about kind of a bubble so to speak that he believes his sons are likely to be experiencing because they are that of a celebrity. >> well, there is a certain amount of protection that fame and wealth will afford a child
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but once you exit that bubble, once you leave your parents' side and you go out into society, and you walk into a drugstore say, there is nothing about an african-american boy that unfortunately will tell the person in the store that this is the child of a celebrity versus this is any other child that a person of other ethnicity views as a threat and there's nothing to prevent that person from being followed around in that store to prevent them from stealing something. so even though will is a certain kind of protection that wealth and fame affords, being an african-american boy in today's society means that you will get profiled at some point in your life. it's an unfortunate reality. >> before i let you go, you have carried on a commitment that you will continue with this fall even conducting a town hall meeting on this very subject and more broadening it out. at the same time are you surprised that you received some criticism from some who are not
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seeing the four covers the way you are. >> you know, it's unfortunate fact of social media that the people who are the most extreme opinions are the ones with the biggest megaphones and so i think what we're hearing is a small faction of people who are reacting to the covers and unfortunately are being amplified across social media. i'm not entirely surprised that there are certain people who don't understand that these covers are meant to invoke a kind of symbolism by having celebrities and their sons in hoodies we are trying to create an iconic image that represents the plight of african-american boys and continues the conversation about how we can help our readers as "ebony" magazine ensure that all of our children have the brightest future possible and realize their potential and possibilities. >> amy barnett, thank you so much for joining us. appreciate it. ed editor in chief of "ebony"
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magazine. >> thank you. straight ahead, guess what? there is a science behind the weather and your mood. we'll explain after this. a kidney transplant recipient grows up to fulfill her dream of being a transplant surgeon. dr. sanjay gupta has today's "human factor." >> as a transplant surgeon, the doctor has transplanted more than 100 kidneys. it's what she's wanted to do for as long as she can remember. >> i was kind of interested in being a doctor at age four. >> reporter: by the time she was eight, she was in the fight for her life. >> i started having blood in my urine and he couldn't figure out why. it came on acutely all of a sudden. >> she was diagnosed with a common kidney disease that cause severe inflammation.
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>> by the time i was 11 in march i had to start on dialysis. >> nine months later, she received a new kidney and it worked immediately. at first. >> about a week later i had my first rejection episode. >> and then a second and a third. all of it within a month. >> they said this kidney has had so many rejections it will probably never work. >> on average a donor kidney lasts about ten years and doctors gave her kidney a 50-50 chance to last one. but she was not about to give up. she became the first child to try an experimental drug and it worked. >> i had something that i wanted to do. and that was to be a transplant surgeon. >> after high school they moved to the united states so she could go to medical school and pursue that dream. now she shares her own story with her patients. >> the kidney was not working at a few points in time. i walked away 24 years later with excellent kidney function. >> that allowed her to fulfill
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another dream which was to have a baby with her husband, john. transplant patients typically have high-risk pregnancies. she did develop anemia and high blood pressure but in june noah was born. he was early due to complications but he was healthy. >> if you had a goal all your life and then something gets in your way, set yourself a goal and work towards that goal and you'll get there and then you have something that doesn't let you give up because you have something to look forward to beyond that. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. mom, dad told me that cheerios is good for your heart, is that true? says here that cheerios has whole grain oats that can help remove some cholesterol, and that's heart healthy. ♪ [ dad ] jan?
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time no another installment of "the science behind." have you ever wondered if the weather affects your behavior? some researchers say it affects it in a big way. we explore the science behind climate change and an increase in violence. >> reporter: whether it is politicians behaving badly or civil unrest halfway around the world -- >> we're getting reports from state media that anywhere from 10 to 23 people were killed. >> reporter: it's clear that
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violence has no borders. but now scientists from the university of california berkeley have determined that the world could turn into an even more violent place with murders, assaults and even wars to rise if extreme weather occurs with greater frequency. >> we think our evidence suggests that conflict could be a critical and important impact of climate change on future societies and that they want to take it seriously and consider what the world will look like in the future and whether or not our actions today can actually be affecting the safety of people. >> reporter: floods, heat waves or droughts can spur conflict and violence could sharply increase. >> when we think about climate change, climate change in the future, what we've done is we've calibrated our results to what we expect to observe with about 2 degrees warming by 2050 we would observe roughly around 8%
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to 15% more interpersonalal v l violence around the world and more group conflict. >> researchers looked at how ancient civilizations may have been impacted by climate change by studying layers of mud in the ocean or lakes or taking information from old trees establishing a link between past climates and collapse of major civilizations like the myian empi empire. >> we were able to observe these type of relationships around the world and throughout history. of course you can join the conversation about "science behind" on our twitter page. it's @tsbcnn. a 7-year-old girl kidnapped
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for detectives few things are as rewarding as cracking a cold case and putting a criminal behind bars years after a crime but what if they get the wrong guy? coming up in the 5:00 eastern hour of the "cnn newsroom" you'll learn about a case where some people say justice was served but not everyone is convinced. here's a quick preview -- >> on december 3rd i went out to play a game called duck the cars with maria. a man approaches us coming down the street and asked us if we'd like a piggyback ride. that's the last place i had seen
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either one of those two were on that corner. >> the police were out with spotlights and the megaphones. >> the police all started showing up asking the same questions over and over and over. but i never did come across a picture of johnny and i think everybody was disappointed, because everybody wanted that person to be found. >> prosecutor allege this 71-year-old grandfather hides a sinister secret. >> you treat me like a suspect and i don't like this. >> jack mccollough was arrested in seattle and indicted on kidnapping and murder charges in the 1957 death of 7-year-old maria riddolf. >> there was no question in my mind that we had the individual that killed maria riddolf. >> i did not kill maria riddolf.
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>> the evidence that i saw tells me that jack didn't do it. he couldn't have done it. he's up the road. >> primarily we had an eyewitness to the crime itself. >> you just don't forget a face. you just do not forget a face of somebody that has snatched somebody from the street corner. >> a 55-year-old identification by a girl who was then 8 years old. >> i would like the truth to come out, and i don't think it has. >> the right man's been convicted. and he's sitting in prison where he belongs. >> my name is jack daniel mccollough. i've been accused and convicted of a murder i did not commit.
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>> >> coldest cases" in the 5:00 eastern hour and don lemon will be hosting that hour and he comes up in six minutes or so, but if you want to read more about this incredible case on our website you can logon to all right, more rain and more flooding in parts of the country. colorado getting hit hard. will the people there and other flooded states get any relief? this day calls you.
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this breaking news right now press conference under way in cascade, idaho, on the ongoing search of the 16-year-old and her alleged kidnapper, let's listen in. >> the predominant group, the largest group here, is the fbi. but we do have other federal agencies and other local people in town. >> the number between local and federal? >> we believe we have 150 fbi alone and so i would say 150 fbi, another 60 maybe local and then another 50 to 60 state and other federal agencies. so, about 200, between 200 and -- >> do you have search dogs or anything else like that up here? >> at this point we don't have any dogs on the ground that i know of, but i know they'll use every single resource possible. hv whatever they feel is most effective and useful is what they'll use. >> is the restriction on motorized vehicles a problem? they talked about getting the
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exemption from the forest service for that? >> the terrain doesn't even lend itself to that, so at this point we haven't looked at using motorized vehicles or asking for any kind of special permission for that. >> do you believe you are still looking for those -- that those individuals are still alive? >> absolutely. we're looking for two individuals. looking for dimaggio and hannah and hoping to bring her ohm sho safely. >> any indications right now of any loss of life? >> nothing. >> kind of hard to hear. >> yep. >> how many out-of-state agencies are involved right now and how many are you looking to enlist? >> so, we have everybody here that is going to be here. so, we have all our resources on the ground that we expect to call in, so outside of fbi who do we have, is that what you're asking, how many do we have? >> yes. >> okay, you guys are going to have to help me here, u.s. border patrol protection -- customs and border patrol. >> border patrol.
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>> border patrol. u.s. marshals office and fbi agents from different offices from around the country are here, and then valley county. what else? aida county, emmett police. we can get you a list of everybody that's here but -- >> are you also looking for others to come in -- >> no. >> -- and help with this? yeah. no, they're here. we have people here from san diego sheriff's office. all of the tactical teams and investigative teams that we expect to call in are here on the ground now. >> this is such a different operation for aida county being involved in. are involved in metro searches and searches in subdivisions and that sort of thing. who is kind of the point person that's trying to tackle the 2 1/2 million acres of territory? >> right. so, that's, you know, we call on the forest service. we call on fish and game, blm, these are the people who are experts. we certainly use the local resources here to give the fbi
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and all of the search teams involved here the best possible information. and we're using all of those resources, maps and, you know, topography and things like that to make sure we know what we're dealing with as we move in. >> and then what about nighttime? >> at this point i don't have a nighttime plan. it does sound like there will not be a lot of activity during the night simply for safety reasons. it isn't practical to have people out there at night and so it sounds like operations will likely end or be suspended, i don't want to -- you know, certainly continue to move -- tips coming in and all of that, but it doesn't sound like we'll have people in the wilderness area overnight. >> you are not talking about in the aircrafts or the night planes or -- >> no, not at this point. >> can you talk about just the public up there. it's saturday and peoplerea recreating, what is the challenge there? >> haven't had any issues or
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concerns about public interaction, they are stopping people from coming into certain areas, there are already people in the wilderness area that have been camping or going down the river. we're talking to everyone. we want any information from anybody who might have seen something or heard something and so we're certainly going to talk to anyone that we come in contact with, but at this point haven't had any reports of any problems. >> so, are you stopping rafting groups from going through? >> i don't believe that we are. i believe that as long as they are inside the wilderness area, as long as they have already gotten access inside, then they're able to go about their normal course. >> a lot of the multiday rafting trips, they pull out, they put their raft gear on the shore and they go to -- any reports of -- >> nothing. no reports of missing vehicles, missing rafts, any kind of missing gear. >> can you talk about how authorities up there are not leaving any stone unturned, they're searching vehicles, they're searching everything. >> at this point we know that any piece of information, any piece of evidence, any clue that we can find could be what we need to bring hannah home safely
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and so we are not going to take, you know, any chances in missing something, so absolutely, we're going to investigate every possible lead. >> have any clues been leaked from that process so far? >> i can't speak directly to any leads or pieces of evidence we've been able to uncover at this point. >> any additional information about dimaggio's outdoor experience or the level of expertise he has? >> i don't. i have heard the same thing that you have, that he's a survivalist or where that comes from or what kind of experience he may have with camping or that kind of backcountry area. >> you still don't have any [ inaudible ] -- >> i don't. i don't have any information about whether he's been here before or what his -- what his history is. >> i hear you've been able to glean his travel pattern between california and --? i think they have pretty good information from, you know, at least a pretty good idea of where he might have traveled as he made his way up from
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california. but those specifics haven't been released at this point. >> what's the chain of command? where is everything being run? where are headquarterers? >> we have an emergency operation set up. it's joint command. it's not here in the fire center, but it's in emergency operations center here in cass xade a case cade and they work as a team and they coordinate amongst themselves but then we have the main emergency operations center here which is the multijurisdictional, you know, all of the coordinating goes on at the highest level here. >> over there by the -- >> across from the sheriff's office. >> is there a camp out there, a field base that people are gathering in? >> i don't believe so, no. i don't believe so. >> how is everyone being provisioned and taken care of? where is everyone staying? how is everyone being taken care of? >> well, they just got here this morning. most of these teams just came in here early this morning and so we absolutely are going to make sure that they have a place to stay, a place to sleep. make sure that they get food and
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water. their safety is a top priority for us. i don't know where that will be at this point but that's certainly a concern. certainly something that we keep track of and make sure that they are taken care of. >> do you know where all the fbi is from? are they all from one location? >> no. various locations. we have teams here from san francisco, portland, salt lake city and quantico i believe. >> these include s.w.a.t.sniper? >> they include tactical teams. i don't know the exact kind of certification and things that these teams have but they are highly trained tactical teams. all right, everyone, welcome to the "newsroom." it's just past 4:00 eastern time here in new york city and we'll begin in idaho where you saw the press conference there, a massive manhunt continues to intensify today and you see authorities in cascade county, idaho, just wrapped up a news conference. they are looking for this man to the right of your screen james dimaggio, who is suspected of
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killing ethan and kristen anderson on sunday and kidnapping 16-year-old hannah anderson. the search for the pair now focused on the rugged mountain area in central idaho where the suspect's car was discovered on friday. following all of this for us is cnn's paul vercamen, no details. what are we learning from? we heard from the press conference there that they're searching, what other new details are we learning? >> reporter: we were able to talk to detectives off camera and here's what's going on. you've got 150 well-armed officers in this hunt. they are not sending any rookies with just a handgun, let's say, and a nightstick. if you look at the video, you can see many of them have automatic assault rifles. they are taking this so seriously, they are so worried about james dimaggio or jim and his level of dangerousness, that's because not only is he accused of one murder and soon to be two, but also of arson and
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of kidnapping, all these charges still to come. they have fanned out throughout that wilderness area, don, and they'll have to go about it on foot. you just can't get any vehicles in there. they may get help from horseback or all-terrain vehicles later. of course, they're going to get helicopters into the action here, but don't forget, don, this couple has not been seen since last wednesday. so, they had an opportunity to try to get themselves into the backcountry and a detective telling me again a short time ago here that dimaggio well armed himself with camping equipment, had bought camping equipment as a run-up to this, so there was quite a level of premeditation there, don. >> all right, paul, thank you very much. we'll continue to follow this story, of course. want to give you a look at how the events surrounding the case unfolded this week. it began on sunday when san diego firefighters responded to calls of dimaggio's house engulfed in flames and they found hannah's mother inside and california goes statewide with an amber alert for dimaggio and
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for hannah and ethan. for the first time california sent amber alerts to cell phones nationwide and wednesday the team is spotted on a horseback area 70 miles from boise, idaho. and idaho state police searching trailheads in the area find the blue nissan versa registered to dimaggio near a remote trailhead in the river of no return wilderness area. then this morning confrontation -- confirmation from the san diego sheriff's department the second set of remains found in the burned-out house are those of 8-year-old ethan anderson. up next on cnn, a major flood threat across a big portion of the united states. 12 states in danger of high water. we're live from one state that already's been hit hard and it's in the threat zone again today. that's next. and a brutal murder. the victim's picture posted on facebook by the suspect. her husband. and it stayed up for hours.
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town. cars were swept away by floods in manitou springs, colorado, at least one person was killed. police found a man's body under a huge pile of debris on this highway. and right now missouri, arkansas, and tennessee face extreme flood risks just days after fatal floods -- fatal foods -- or floods, excuse me, devoured areas in all three states. in nashville dozens of families are in shelters, their homes swallowed by floodwater. in southern missouri now, floods killed at least two people this week. crews rescued more than a dozen people in hollister, missouri, some had scrambled to rooftops of their flooded homes waiting for help. i want to go down to cnn's zain ashster, she's in hollister, missouri, for us today. you just heard about an amazing rescue story, what did you hear? >> reporter: i spoke to a woman called tracy nelson, who up until this week used to live in
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this mobile home here. she said on thursday earlier in the morning when the floods came gushing in, she heard people banging on her door desperately telling her to escape. a few minutes later she realized that her mobile home, get this, was floating. it started off over there and then it floated all the way here. here it is now. it floated with her inside it, by the way. i just want to show you what it looks like inside right now. you can actually see a lot of her belongings have completely been destroyed. completely drenched in mud right now. just completely gone. she came back here a little while ago to sort of survey the damage and her eyes were welling up with tears and it's really hard when someone shares this kind of story with you, it's really hard to kind of not get emotional. she said when the water came in at 85 miles an hour reaching 15 feet high, she said her children ended up on the roof here waiting to be rescued. she ended up, by the way, clinging, take a look over there, clinging to that basketball hoop for several hours as she waited for the fire department to come and save her.
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take a listen to what she said to say -- >> it was just -- it was traumati traumatizing. but i felt safer there than i did in the water, you know? i was in the water for a couple hours. you know? >> reporter: you were clinging to the basketball hoop for a couple of hours as well. what was that like? >> you know, i mean, it felt like forever. it was, you know, um, i was wondering are they going to be able to get to us? >> reporter: and i asked her, you know, what do you plan to do now? what are you going to do now? and she said to me that initially when her things were destroyed by the flood, she said that she did spend a little bit of time in a shelter. she then moved her family into a motel, but she doesn't really know what she's going to be doing next. everyone in this community is really focused on trying to protect themselves from looters, don? >> sad, thank you very much, zain asher reporting. a newborn killed and returned to his family two years later. at least that's what everyone
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still enough to keep him in the lead and he's just plodding through the course which you know jason duffner, he's a laid-back guy, and there are times you wonder does the guy have a pulse. and that leads to the weird internet trend. take a look, don. he was doing a good thing visiting a bunch of school kids in texas but here he is just sitting on the floor with them and he looks kind of half dead there to the point that his fellow pga golfers started posting their own pictures guys all around the tour of themselves duffner-'ing and this led to thousands of people online if you google it, google duffner'ing and they're all in their red shirts duffner'ing themselves. had a little bet with your producer whether you guys and you guys in the control room would duffner by the end of the show, but i can promise you if for some reason he does win this tournament you will see monday morning pictures all around online him duffner'ing with the trophy, he does it better than anyone, he's jason duffner. >> you're setting me up, you're saying looking half dead in the
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control room -- >> reporter: i am. >> -- i don't want to say that about anyone, but high producer said we do that every day in the control room. >> reporter: there you go. >> i did see the pictures after i got the nice note from you to check it out, thanks, rachel nichols. >> reporter: have fun, guys. all right. a 49-year-old recently discovered something amazing about himself, his name, his parents, his background. none of it was true. he grew up believing he was kidnapped as an infant in 1964 and returned to his parents as a 2-year-old, right? but he recently took a dna test and he found out everything he had been told was actually wrong. he didn't know who he was. now he's eager to learn the truth about it. >> i've been struggling with the fact that i want to know if the real baby is still alive and what happened. i also want to find out who i am and why i was abandoned. at a variety store in newark, new jersey, back in 1965. >> so, the fbi is now back on
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the case, opening files no one has looked at in decades and using new technology in an effort to learn who might have kidnapped the real paul fronczak. for detectives few things are as rewarding like cracking a cold case like the one you just saw and putting a criminal behind bars years after the crime, but what if they get the wrong guy? next hour we're going in-depth and learning about a case where some people say justice was served but not everyone is convinced. >> on december 3rd i went out to play a game called duck the cars with maria, a man approaches us coming down the street and asked us if we'd like a piggyback ride. that's the last place i had seen either one of those two were on that corner. >> the police were out with the
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spotlights and the megaphones. >> the police all started showing up asking the same questions over and over and over. but i never did come across a picture of johnny, and i think everybody was disappointed because everybody wanted that person to be found. >> prosecutors allege this 71-year-old grandfather hides a sinister secret. >> why are you treating me like a suspect? i don't like this. >> jack mcquul collough was arr in seattle and indicted on kidnapping and murder charges on the death of 7-year-old maria ridulof. >> there was no question in my mind that killed maria ridulph. >> i did not kill maria ridulph. >> the evidence i have shows me that jack couldn't have done it. he didn't do it. he's up the road. >> primarily we had an eyewitness to the crime itself.
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>> you just don't forget a face. you do not forget a fails of somebody that has snatched somebody from the street corner. >> a 55-year-old identification by a girl who was then 8 years old. >> i would like the truth to come out and i don't think it has. >> the right man's been convicted and he's sitting in prison where he belongs. >> my name is jack daniel mccollough. i've been accused and convicted of a murder i did not commit. >> you really don't want to miss next hour. we'll break down the case, the victim, the suspect and why some people say they got the wrong guy. "the coldest case" coming up next hour. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro.
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viral videos nothing new, but this week something different hit facebook a viral crime scene, derek pedina faces a first-degree murder charge nor allegedly killing his wife. what makes it so notable is he posted it on facebook. i'll give you a moment to look away before we show you the picture, it is blurred, but still it is disturbing, this is the victim jennifer alfonzo, the victim and the confession stayed up for five hours. cnnmoney tech correspondent joins me and a criminologist from bar harbor, maine. it took a while to take it down, do they have a responsibility to pull it down and do it quickly? >> absolutely. this was up there for five hours. it was shared over 100 times on
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facebook. it went viral on buzzfeed. they do say reserve the responsibility and the right to take down violent images, images that depict a crime. the big question is legally do they have that responsibility? i actually spoke to cnn's legal analyst, i think you're going to be surprised to what he had to say. listen to this, don -- >> as offensive as it was to post the photograph of someone who had been murdered, there's nothing illegal about it from the standpoint of facebook. facebook took it down in five or six hours. in fact, facebook was under no legal obligation to take the picture down at all. nor is buzzfeed or any other entity that runs it. >> hmm. interesting, so, casey, to you now, having heard that, how much of a help is this to police? people are still committing crimes and going out of their way to preserve the evidence online? >> and you have to ask yourself what sort of personality really wants to do that, i mean, he killed his wife.
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he actually went and -- to his family members and confessed and then went to the police station and turned himself in. but not before posting that on facebook. and ironically he didn't mention the facebook posting to the police at all when he was there. so, you really have to wonder whether or not this is the sort of thing that can inspire people who are completely entrenched in social media, maybe even addicted to it. for them posting the update that they killed someone on facebook is just as normal to them as posting what they did on vacation. that's the real question. what kind of brain really can think that's really just part of everyday life? >> absolutely. lorie, i just have a few seconds left here. so, facebook i imagining they're reviewing their policies here and they're going to be more dogged about finding these things, right? >> absolutely. i spoke to a source close to the company and what they say is oftentimes the police and the investigators can come and they can ask for them to reserve a facebook profile if there's evidence. now, this person did say to me, we have to scrutinize it if
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investigators give us an affidavit because we don't want people to overstep boundaries especially when we think about the nsa and we think about how much our information is shared. there's this fine line between privacy and protection, but more crimes are happening online and it's, you know, this is a digital landscape now. >> casey, laurie, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> thanks. dr. sanjay gupta talks weed right now. hello and welcome. ipads and tablet computers they are so ubiquitous nowadays and you might have noticed that children even babies are immediately drawn to that screen. but how young is too young? and is in any of it good for them? i'll show you what i learned. also the most important thing that people tend to overlook when they're trying to get healthy and lose weight. but, first, my investigation on weed. ♪ people a