there ahead of today's ceremony. we'll bring you key moments of that ceremony live as they happen. we'll bring you inside the 9/11 museum which still isn't open. we'll talk about that. most of all, our hearts and thoughts are with those affected on this day, 12 years ago. >> absolutely. we'll also be hearing from diana nyad, defending her swim in her very own words. skeptics have been challenging her story. last night, cnn was there as she answered all of their questions. there is one thing she revealed that could cost her the record. all of that, coming up. we also have brand new video of the confrontation between george zimmerman and his wife. take a look at this. the moment he's taken back into police custody if only for a short period. new details on just what haed and perhaps why. that's coming up. up first, president obama pushing the pause button on syria, but he said he's not letting assad off the hook. the headline in the nationally televised address, the president told the nation he's willing to
give diplomacy a chance in syria. let's begin with brianna keilar, live at the white house. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: when president obama said last friday in russia he would be addressing the american public last night, this isn't the argument he or the white house thought he would make. pulled between a war weary american public and his and the u.s.'s credibility, what was supposed to be a speech arguing for a military strike, instead became a speech aimed at buying time. from the east room tuesday night, president obama told americans why his administration is certain syrian president bashar al assad's regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack the u.s. government says killed more than 1,400 civilians. >> in the days leading up to august 21st, we know the personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas.
they distributed gas masks to their troops, then they fired rockets from a regime-controlled area into 11 neighborhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces. >> reporter: he made the case for a military response. >> this would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective. some members of congress have said there's no point in simply doing a pinprick strike in syria. let me make something clear. the united states military doesn't do pinpricks. even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. >> reporter: facing a likely defeat in congress to authorize a military strike -- >> however -- >> reporter: the president then argued against taking action, pointing to a new russian-brokered proposal for syria to give up its chemical weapons. >> i have, therefore, asked the leaders of congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this
diplomatic path. >> reporter: it's an extraordinary turn of events. the policy of u.s. involvement in syria's civil war began with one reportedly off the cuff remark president obama made more than a year ago. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: it has unexpectedly turned on what appears to be another. >> is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack? >> sure. he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week, but he isn't about to do it and it can't be done, obviously. >> reporter: what one u.s. official initially called an off-message comment by kerry. it bore the proposal from russia that the president has yet to endorse. >> it's too early to tell whether this offer will succeed. and any agreement must verify that the assad regime keeps its
commitments. but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force. particularly because russia is one of assad's strongest allies. >> reporter: now, many syria observers doubt that syria would actually give over its extensive chemical weapons stockpiles and there is concern in the administration this could just be a stalling tactic. secretary of state kerry said yesterday, that this would have to be swift, real and verifiable. he said it cannot be a delaying tactic and he heads to geneva, switzerland to meet with his russian counterpart sergey lavr lavrov. cnn's nic robertson is live in beirut with the international reaction as the president continues to try to make his case against syria. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, kate. syrian state tv didn't carry president obama's address. they did run a ticker on the
screen that said obama asked for a delay in the vote, this allows space for the russian diplomacy. we've heard from the syrian foreign minister saying they will open up chemical weapons sites, they are prepared to sign up to the chemical weapons convention banning the use and stockpiling of such weapons. the rebels are saying this is a political delaying tactic. we've heard from saudi arabia and their allies essentially saying that the discussion the u.n. misses the point, it's all about chemical weapons but the killing in syria still goes on by conventional weapons. that's what the rebels are saying as well. assad must be held account. 76 people killed in syria yesterday, kate. >> nic, i'll take it. complex situation. let's try to simplify it for you. we'll bring in a couple experts who understand the situation very well. first, johniv ive avalon and pe beinart, special correspondent for the daily beast. good to have you both here. let's begin with what our poll
showed. then you read into that. just those who watched, skewed democratic for that reason. 61% favor the approach to syria that obama zrabed in his speech, 37% oppose, sampling error, about 5%. >> that's a case for strong presidential leadership. those numbers are upside down from where they were, backing american intervention. that's a sign the president was successful. make a case for humanitarian intervention, saying we created room for the possibility of peaceful negotiation but if necessary, the united states will lead militarily in this. >> intel, he made a pretty clear case, the president, that we, the united states, knows he did it, it's not just about social media. we have them planning, we have them talking, we have them focusi focusing. what did you think about that part? compelling? >> we don't know where all of
syria's chemical weapons are. even if we did, the capacity to secure the chemical weapons in the midst of a civil war would be overwhelming. the pentagon has estimated that it would take 75,000 troops to guard the chemical weapons inspectors. so the irony of it all, obama said no troops on the ground, the only way this could conceivably work is a significant force of troops on the ground. where are they going to come from? >> you believe the pros far outweigh the practicality of getting this type of monitoring done? >> it is insane to believe in the midst of a civil war with a dictator like assad who has good reason to want chemical weapons, as evil as they are, to protect his regime, this is possible. >> insane, i believe peter would mean this isn't that likely. >> let me try to be blunt. >> i think it's a situation that demands it. >> yes. >> if this is a plan forward, john, is this something people can look to that is achievable in the near term?
>> it depends on the cooperation of actors you can't necessarily trust, notably russia. in the old cold war rules of trust but verify are on steroids. putin is an honest actor and syria is a klein the state. there is a window that is open because of the credible threat of military action. peter is right about the challenges here. the question is in a perfect world, it doesn't exist. what can the u.s. do? the president made a powerful case why this was in our national interest. polls show people are responding to it. >> polls also show situation in syria will be resolved through diplomatic efforts? likely, 65%, not likely, 35%. >> someone once said you campaign in poetry, govern in pros. i think this is a case where the president's poetry seems to have an impact. he answered a lot of the
conventional wisdom criticisms that we're all living with around the world. humanitarian interventions are a complicated case to make. ask for a delay. complicated case to make. the world clearly would be less safe if dictators are last use ed chemical weapons. >> maybe the biggest line to come out of it, no boots on the ground. the president said i'm not doing it, i'm not doing it. dangerous given what you can predict in a situation like this, peter? >> the irony is if we were serious about securing the chemical weapons, there would have to be u.s. boots on the ground. some of those people guarding the inspectors would be americans, some of the inspectors themselves would be americans. the chemical weapons as terrible as they are are a symptom of syria's civil war. >> now you're giving them more time to conduct that civil war. >> it's ending that civil war which should be the thrust. >> no mention of 9/11 last
night. i get the politics of it. i get why conflating the two would be dangerous. on the eve of 9/11 when it goes to the heart of concerns of so many americans about an attack on syria, what do you think of that? >> i think it was a decision, it was a mistake. i still believe in the context of 9/11. the conflation of iraq and syria has led to so much confusion. this is always a case of the general fighting the last war. should he have framed this with 9/11, sure? would there have been a danger? yes. >> thank you to both of you. this is complex stuff. helpful to get it broken down. thank you for being here this morning. the hurricane watch is on in the eastern atlantic. forecasters are now tracking the progress of hurricane humberto, the first of this year's atlantic hurricane season.
cnn meteorologist indra petersons. >> everyone was watching to see if this would break the record for the latest we've seen a hurricane form since the satellite area. the record is gustav from 2002. that became a hurricane at 8:00 in the morning and we're seeing this just a few hours prior, became a hurricane. we did not break the record. either way, still late in the season, september 10th is the peak and now we only have our first one. currently, humberto, weak category 1 hurricane. moving to the north, northwest at 8 miles an hour. it's off the coast of africa in the atlantic. as far as the path, it will still hold on for another day or so as a category 1 hurricane. it will make its way to the west but we will be looking at cooler water. the other thing we have is gabrielle. it actually dissipated, has reformed, looking for heavy rain
across bermuda, about 7 inches there. eventually, rain into nova scotia. interesting, there's a situation developing in benghazi, libya which will relate to the political situation going on with syria. michaela, that's where we start the news. >> yes, according to a witness, a damaged foreign ministry building and a branch of libya's central bank, it appears there are no casualties that blast coming on the one-year anniversary of the assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. you'll recall four americans, including ambassador chris stevens were killed in that terror attack. there is heightened security worldwide due to 9/11. the national security agency repeatedly ignored court-ordered procedures by tracking thousands of phone calls without suspecting they could be connected to terrorism. that according to records released by the obama administration. these violations took place for three years until they were discovered in 2009.
out west, firefighters are indeed getting a handle on the mt. diablo wildfire. officials believe they could have that fire contained by the weekend. it's burned some 3200 acres. now, making matters worse, burglars got into a firehouse while crews were out fighting the flames. thieves stole wedding rings, watches and computers. two colorado lawmakers booted out in a recall election after supporting tougher gun control. john morse and angela guerin lost. the measures faced opposition even after last year's movie theater shooting in colorado. police in gardendale, alabama, a raccoon crashed through their ceiling. it invaded the gardendale police department, was in no murray to leave. he first held on to an inside door, then he later tried
clinging on to the metal exit door before he was like, i admit defeat, i'm out. police say they have since found all the raccoon entry points into the station house and blocked them off. we call that in this world, raccoon abatement. >> that's what we call a raccoon problem. >> you're with me, you had the love for the raccoon. >> love? >> you have to love that raccoon. >> it's disdainful respect. >> raccoons, can't trust anyone in a mask. >> exactly. >> you know? especially a furry one. words to live by. >> we'll give you a break on "new day." when we come back, redemption denied. anthony weiner knocked out of the race. apple unveiling two new phones, introducing faster processors and pretty cool new
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welcome back. i don't mean to give too much cause for hope here but could we have seen votes of conscience in politics? maybe. as voters in new york dropped the curtain on former governor eliot spitzer soundly defeated in last night's primary for city comptroller and anthony weiner's bid to become the big apple's next mayor, ending fittingly with a flip of his middle finger. yes, that's what he did. rosa flores with us, right, that's what happened? >> that's exactly what happened. it was not graceful or friendly. if you were expecting drama till
the very last second of anthony weiner's campaign, you were absolutely right. let me give you a quick rundown. a woman in a very tight dress, chased to a concession speech and a one-finger exit by anthony weiner. >> reporter: anthony weiner says good-bye to his mayoral hopes and the press with his middle finger. leaving his concession speech last night, weiner's combative nature was present but his wife, huma abedin was not. what a difference a few months can make in politics. at the top of polls in the new york city mayor's race in july, the disgraced former congressman conceded defeat. >> we had the best ideas. sadly, i was an imperfect messenger. >> reporter: a campaign that had no shortage of drama. >> it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy. >> reporter: that continued to unravel on primary night. >> this is insane. >> reporter: weiner's alleged sexting partner turned porn
star, sydney leathers, literally crashing his party. he left congress in 2011 after his online sexting scandal went public. >> the maximum of fool me once, shame on you. fool me twice, shame on me. >> reporter: the other politician embroiled in a sex scandal, former new york governor eliot spitzer had a different approach. less drama, more results. spitzer resigned after his klein the number 9 stint with a prostitute in 2008. he fell short in his bid for new york city comptroller but he came close. quite the opposite outcome for weiner who constantly had to face critics on the trail. >> you're my judge? what rabbi taught you that. >> reporter: weiner lost by a
large margin. his campaign came to an end with an uninvited guest chasing him to his concession speech. out the door, just like his campaign, weiner's exit, unlike any other in politics. so what's next for anthony weiner? folks, that's the big mystery this morning. and kate and chris, we're all wondering why? i wonder if it was the buildup of the day, sydney leathers chasing him to his hq, going to his primary party, crashing it and trying to confront him? we talked to her. she said i'm just here for the media attention. >> one thing we do know is the voters have finally spoken, which is one thing we've been waiting to hear this entire time we've been covering this. crazy race. >> probably all of it is the answer to your question, what pushed him over the edge. the process was about picking a leader and they did. bill de blasio won last night by the way, for those who wanted to focus on the actual race.
coming up on "new day," diana nyad taking on her critics. she said her cuba-to-florida swim. and the story we've been following out of montana, the shocking twist in a murder investigation. this young bride you're looking at charged with pushing her new husband off a cliff to his death. how police say she tried to cover up the crime. we'll tell you about it. ♪ ♪ i've got something for you too. (announcer) fancy feast delights with cheddar. a meal that is sure to delight your cheese lover. now available in the classic form she loves. fancy feast. the best ingredient is love.
is wednesday, september 11th. this is a live look at the 9/11 memorial here. later members of the terror attack victims will gather there to remember their loved ones. also coming up this hour, after swimming from cuba to florida, everyone captivating a nation while doing it, swimmer diana nyad taking on tough questions from her critics and she makes an administration that could cost her the record. let's get to michaela for your top stories. good morning. making news, president obama making his case to the american people and sending a message to the assad regime in syria. in his address to the nation, he laid out some of his reasons for military action against syria but cautiously embraced a russian plan to try diplomacy first. the ohio man who confessed in an onlineman that he killed another man while drinking and driving will be arraigned today. he did not enter a plea. before that hearing, his attorney said he would not plead
not guilty and cordle could plead guilty at a later date. the crash killed 61-year-old vincent conzoni. a newspaper ad posted the offer, nine holes for $9.11. that deal brought criticism on social media, even death threats. management is now apologizing. the course may be closed today for security reasons. atlanta police praising two pep boy store employees for taking down a 16-year-old girl's alleged attacker. the girl was walking to a bus stop when this man, identified as 27-year-old, took her to the ground. store managers john lingerfelt saw the man come back up a street. he faces a misdemeanor battery charge.
those are your headlines at this hour. chris and kate, back to you. let's move to our political gut check, all of the stories you need to know, coming straight out of washington. president obama addressing the nation last night and pressing pause on his hard sell for a military strike in syria while diplomacy plays out. so where do things go from here? cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here to break it all down for us. a late night and an early morning for you, john, for many as they watch the speech and try to digest everything that came from it. a lot riding on the president's words last night. you and i have talked about how much impact one speech can have to sway public opinion. how do you think the president did? what do you make of it. >> i know from talking to people inside the white house, they were optimistic. they had begun to make the case. the president's challenge was very difficult. as you noted, he was trying to make the case that plan "a" was diplomacy and i need to give it a chance but i have to prepare you for the possibility we might
have to go to plan "b." we have to be careful about instant polls. let me give you our headline number. it shows the president did make some progress. did he make a convincing case for u.s. military action? yes, 47%, no, 50%. six in ten americans monday morning were saying no. your quick judgment is the president moved the ball maybe ten points. i'd caution against going quite that far. the audience split last night, 50% saying no, 47% saying yes. a bit of progress. those who tend to watch the speeches, the poll last night was only those watching the speech, they tend to be more democratic, more pro the president, if you will, watching the speech. if you look deeper into the poll, is this in the u.s. national interest? would the strikes have a positive impact? still skepticism. the white house thinks they took a first step. >> as you noted, the president was tasked with making a dual case, both for continued threat of military action and
authorization and also the case for these diplomatic efforts. did that complicate the message, what was riding on his speech last night and kind of where things go from here? >> it did make it hard. again, when a president has a white house address to discuss possible military action, nine out of ten times, 9 1/2 out of 10 times, the president is making the case to the american people we are about to do this. the president last night was making the case, i hope i don't have to do this, i hope the diplomacy works but i need to walk you down the path, answer your questions. the president listed a lot of those questions. >> almost point by point. >> a lot of you say that. if you look after -- look, he has to move the numbers with the american people, move the numbers in the united states congress. democrats were generally positive about the speech, members of congress, but you did not see a rush of yes votes come out among republicans. lindsey graham, who's with the president on this said he should have talked more about iran, laid out clearly what are the benchmarks to see if this russian proposal is serious, see
if the syrians will give up their weapons. chuck grassley, saying there are still probably no votes. >> we are already seeing that the process is slowing down. there's -- the majority leader in the senate said there's not going to be a vote in the senate. they're all putting it on hold to let the diplomatic efforts play out. what is congress going to do in the meantime? is everything just on hold until we see this play out and we trust but verify the russians and syria will hold to their word? >> congress has other business. the debt ceiling spending, maybe a debate about immigration. when it comes to syria, here's what im50 told the president told members of congress yesterday. please keep working on resolutions, please work with my staff to see how we might incorporate the details of this new russian proposal for the syrians to give up their chemical weapons, perhaps the
united nations security council debate. please don't do anything to take the threat of military action off the table. as the president said in his speech last night, he thinks the threat is one of the reasons there might, emphasis on might, be an opening for diplomacy. he said work on the resolutions, don't do anything to take away my military option. the most important thing that will happen, possibly a meeting at the united nations today or tomorrow and secretary kerry sitting across eye ball to eye ball with the russian foreign minister to get a sense to the biggest question, is this a serious proposal. >> kerry's reaction coming out of that meeting will be telling. everyone will be parsing those words and his posture after that. >> absolutely. >> great to see you. we'll take a break on "new day." within we come back, diana nyad fighting back against his critics. she insists her swim from cuba to florida is legit. we'll tell you what skeptics are pointing to that could keep her record out of the books. are they buzz worthy? everything you need to know
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>> reporter: he is being held in a secret location but pakistan's foreign officers told cnn they have in principle decided to release him at an appropriate time. we don't know who he'll be handed over to or where indeed he'll be staying. will it be a neutral location? president karzai has long been pushing for his release to show that they are serious and to give a much needed significant boost to peace talks with the afghan taliban. a postal mystery in england to tell you about. a red letter box suddenly appearing in the middle of a bridge crossing over the river thames. aaron mclaughlin has that. >> reporter: this is your typical mailbox throughout the uk. what's less common, a post box embedded in the buttress of the bridge, just above the water line. it was spotted by a local postman in berkshire, england.
local residents and psychic yuri deller seems to think it may be the work of ghosts. the royal mail is equally perplexed. they said it's certainly not a working mailbox. kate, back to you. the work of ghosts. cause for celebration in south korea today. a giraffe sets a baby-making record, giving birth to, wait for it, her 18th calf. here's patricia woo. >> reporter: it's being called a new world record. f this female giraffe delivered her 18th baby in south korea. no name yet for her new daughter. park officials say this makes her the the world's most fertile giraffe. at 27 years old, she's considered old. one key to her continued fertility is a daily diet and fitness regime that includes more than 22 pounds of her favorite fruits and vegetables. experts say the most important factor is her close relationship
with her partner. they've been together for 26 years. back to you, kate. >> 22 pounds of fruits and vegetables a day. >> all in its neck. >> exactly. thanks so much, patricia. the long awaited iphone. we talk about it, it has arrived, not one but two brand new iphones. here's the question. are they worth the hype and which one should you buy? we're joined by host of "techbytes." you survived the day. >> i survived. >> were there the long lineups? >> i've heard rumors there are people already in lines at apple stores all across the country waiting for the 20th unveiling. >> a cheaper one. >> a cheaper one. >> and a brand new fancy one. >> it's last year's model in a plastic case. it's a nice way of saying we know you want a less expensive phone. now you don't have to go out and
buy last year's model. we'll sell it to you in five different colors. it's into is to see they had success with the colors in the imacs. they didn't name the colors like bl blueberry, lemon. >> they did discontinue the 5. >> that's unusual. we have the new phone and the phone you maybe bought a month ago, that's now $100 or free with a service contract. >> everyone is waiting for an apple unveiling the wow factor. they did this to themselves. they need to revolutionize smartphones every time they come out with one. did they pull it off. >> i think they did. i was shocked that everything they announced was everything we knew about. and they even joked about it, saying you probably saw this on the internet. which is unusual for apple who lives behind this giant wall of
secrecy. we heard about a fingerprint scanner but we saw it in action. it works very well. you just hold it. you don't have to swipe it or anything. it reads your fingerprints. what's interesting are the chips inside the 5s. it's powerful, a 64 bit processor, that's really powerful, like avatar rendering powerful. james cameron could make a movie on his hand-held device with that thing. it's a lot of power to have in a smartphone. what are they thinking here? >> what are you going to do with that? >> are they going for the mobile gaming device that everyone likes that nintendo struggles to keep up with or are they going for, why not? >> bigger and faster is always better. >> improved camera. >> very improved camera. >> important because nobody uses a real camera. >> i didn't even bring a camera with me. you have your smartphone. you can share it instantly which is what we all want to do. nokia had that 41 megapixel
camera they've been touting and everyone likes it and apple comes out and says we have an 8 megapixel camera. like a used car salesman. what's interesting they improved the optics and sensor. >> it matters. it's a big concern, especially when you're in the kiddie game. everything is on one of these things. it's become so important. that's a huge feature. what do you think about demand? you said there are lines going on. that's the proof in the pudding. >> there's the element of people that would buy whatever apple sells them. i think we'll see a lot people lining up to buy this. it is a big step forward in processing power. the high-end one, i like the way they look. >> you're not getting me with a colored case but if it has better features, i'll do it. >> the colored phones have a different market, kids and
teens. >> we'll talk to christine romans about what it means globally. >> thanks. great to see you. coming up on "new day," diana nyad answering critics who question her cuba-to-florida endurance swim. could something she said keep her out of the record books? a guy, how romantic, carrying his girlfriend in his arms through a flood. things don't always go as planned. we're freezing the video. we want to show you when we come back. ♪
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welcome back to "new day." i hope your morning is starting off okay. a full-throated defense from diana nyad. she's going head to head with her critics. the 64-year-old swimmer says her historic cuba-to-florida swim was, quote, squeaky clean, despite questions from skeptics. here's cnn's john zarrella with the story. >> reporter: diana nyad but it bluntly, saying her swim was fair and square. but will it be a record? >> i swam, we made it from the rocks of cuba to the beach of florida in squeaky clean, ethical fashion. >> reporter: in the days since she walked out of the water after swimming 110 miles, a current of questions has been flowing. could her speed have nearly doubled at one point? did anyone touch her? how could she have gone for
hours without food or water? on the conference call with more than a dozen peers who will decide the legitimacy of her swim, nyad was adamant. >> never be ever grab on to the boat, the kayak, the escort boat, grab on to another person for any kind of flotation or support, never ever get out of the boat, wear flippers. >> reporter: nyad's navigator described how they picked up a current that had them moving 4 miles an hour on the second day. asked about reports she had gone for hours without food or water she never went more than 90 minutes, she said. getting into the suit that protected her against potentially deadly box jellyfish required duct taping her booty and gloves but that meant she was touched but never supported. >> i was on my own steam entirely. but i was touched. i agree with it. >> reporter: if the group determines the suit and the
touching men her swim was assisted, that could nullify her record as the first person to make it without a shark cage from cuba to florida. a co-founder of the marathon swimmers forum and a marathoner himself, evan morrison was on call. >> she ak ncknowledged her crew touched her when she was putting on the jellyfish suit. i personally believe that puts it in the category of assistance. >> reporter: her peers must decide if nyad's swim was, as she said, fair and square. john zarrella, cnn, miami. >> if that's what they have, that when she was putting on a protective mask they had to duct tape her hands and feets, nyad admitting that, agreeing to that, if that's all they have -- >> that's nothing. >> is that hateration? >> i'm not impressed. >> it's a very competitive sport. >> yes. >> and there has to be some kind
of standard line that you can't cross in order to reach a record. >> she was clear, i thought in saying i wasn't supported. you know, there was no rest given by what this relief was to get the mask and hands and feet on. judge for yourself. >> could it be that it bugs some people that a 64-year-old woman was able to do what they couldn't. >> i hope that's not the case. >> there's no question, everything that is done that is impressive has an equal and opposite force these days, especially on social media. >> yes. >> the hateration that grows around these things. >> hasn't the criticism been they were questioning if the independent monitors were independent, if you wanted to break this record -- >> yes. i mean, it's not exactly geopolitics. i'm saying, that's what they're saying. kate's right. come on. she did the swim. if you think she didn't do it right, do it yourself. >> i wouldn't take her on a swim. >> have nobody with you.
go with a six pack of tuna and diet coke. >> i want to share a must see moment. >> diana nyad willing on with piers tonight. he's a tough interviewer. that will be good. she'll be put to the test tonight. >> must see. we like a goo who's romantic enough to try to carry his woman through the rain and performs a miraculous act. take a look. he's carrying her through the flooded area. listen to the people laughing. oh, no. >> he kept her up. >> mostly. her bag is soaked. >> we assume it was a pothole. we both got soaked as if they weren't before. they seem fine. they get up, walk away, carry on. it is the thought that counts. you tried. >> they're laughing like romeo, welcome at you, romeo. >> to the point about haters. >> i'm wondering if they knew the hole was in there. >> they might have.
>> if they knew, they're really wrong. if they didn't know, what kind of reaction is that? the guy is walking along. see what i'm saying. >> we appreciate you. you tried. >> maybe it's a water thing. when people try to perform feats in water. >> this reaction of hate. or not. that was a good moment. coming up next on "new day," new york city voters, they say no thank you to mayoral candidate anthony weiner. he finished a distant fifth in the democratic primary and made a rather undignified exit. we're live with the details. >> that is worthy of the hateration. much more reaction to the president's message on syria. he will give diplomacy a chance but he wants to keep pressure on assad. we'll talk with senator bob casey, get his reaction. ♪
bigger than sports. big news about u.s. soccer. andy shoals has this morning's bleacher report. give us the headline, my friend. >> not only did the u.s. men's soccer team punch their ticket to next summer's tick tote world cup, they did it against mexico. they got on the board in the 49th minute on a header by eddie johnson. landon donovan puts the game aw away. they win, 2-0. they're headed to their seventh straight cup. mexico is in danger of not qualifying for the world cup for the first time in over 30 years. check out this run. nick saban, he may have a future quarterback in his own backyard. john david taylor, pee-wee quarterback. trucks this defender. watch this reggie bush move, then this stiff arm. >> look how big his shoulders
are. wow. >> what a run. john david taylor, got to remember that name. we could see him again in the future. he probably could start for the jets right now. >> that stings. how dare you insult his talent that way. >> his name is john david taylor. >> john david taylor. >> i think we have another johnnie football on our hands, people. >> you know he has older siblings. that's where he learned that fend off. he learned that early. probably his sister beating on him. >> wait for it. do you hear it? it has arrived, "the rock block." let's take a look at the papers, "usa today," americans facing choices for flu shots. more than a dozen varieties will be offered this year, some by injection, others that are sprayed into the nose. in "the new york times," beyond pass words, the latest high-tech tools include a wristband, can verify someone's identity by their heart beat. and in "the wall street journal," working in close
quarters can be distracting as we know. a study finds face-to-face interaction with co-workers is getting in the way of work. one-third more than phone calls or e-mail. how about that? >> that's our problem. >> time now for business news with christine romans. >> that is not our problem. two big days of gains in stocks. up 268 points over the past two sessions, the biggest two-day point game since early june. the gap between the richest americans and everyone else is at its widest point since the roaring 1920s. ferrari putting the pedal to the metal while unveiling a 458 special. the company spent more than $2.5 billion over the next five years to develop more new ferrari cars. let's go to indra petersons for the weather. >> take a look, new york city 16 degrees above normal. 94 today.
pittsburgh 86. d.c., 14 above. at 95. it is too hot for you, a couple cold fronts will start making their way through. by the second one we'll go from above normal to well below normal. here's what we have today. watch that first cold front. we'll start to see 80s. by the weekend, we are going to be talking about, not even 70s, welcome to 60s, they're back. >> the roller coaster continues. >> of course. >> thank you, indra. we're close to the top of the hour which means it is time for your top news. the president speaks to the nation, a call to strike now on hold. can the so-called russia plan work? we're covering it all for you this morning. breaking this morning, we have a hurricane. the first named storm of the season has formed in the
atlantic. hurricane humberto now growing. we're tracking its path. caught on tape, the moment george zimmerman was brought back into police custody if only temporarily. new details on the confrontation between him and his wife. your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need 0 to know -- >> they're an important symbol off our resilience, they speak to the recovery period and recall the original towers. >> announcer: what you just have to see. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> welcome back to "new day." it's wednesday, september 11th, 7:00 in the east. coming up this hour, it is 9/11. we're remembering all that was lost 12 years ago when nearly 3,000 people were killed by terror attacks in new york, washington, d.c. and
shanksville, pennsylvania. this is a live look at ground zero. families of the victims will soon be gathering there and we'll be bringing you this morning's tributes. we'll go in and out of them. plus, we'll go inside the memorial museum which still hasn't opened. it is really beautiful down there. it means so much to so many people. ringing around that fountain, the names of the people that were lost. >> a beautiful sight this morning. there is also a strange story to tell you about. it is supposed to be the happiest time of your life, right? a newly wed wife accused of pushing her husband off a cliff just one week after they were married and the web of lives she told before his body was found makes this case even more chilling. we'll be live with the latest. and anthony weiner, signing off from his failed mayoral campaign with the one finger salute to the media. true to his luck lately, it is caught on camera. the night saw another huge loss,
eliot spitzer losing out in his comeback. we'll have the hits, runs and some errors there. >> well said. president obama says he is willing to give diplomacy a chance but won't take the use of military force off the table when it comes to chemical weapons in syria. the president laid out his case against the syrian government but also said he would delay his request for a congressional vote on a military strike. we're obviously covering this like no other network can. let's begin with brianna keilar at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. last friday when president obama said he would address the nation last night, this was not the address that he thought he would be giving. but pulled between a war-weary public and his and the u.s.'s credibility on syria, what was supposed to be a speech on pushing a military strike, instead became a speech about buying time. from the east room tuesday
night, president obama told americans why his administration is certain syrian president bashar al assad's regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack the u.s. government says killed more than 1,400 civilians. >> in the days leading up to august 21st, we know the that assad's chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. they distributed gas masks to their troops, then they fired rockets from a regime-controlled area into 11 neighborhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces. >> reporter: he made the case for a military response. >> this would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective. some members of congress have said there's no point in simply doing a pinprick strike in syria. let me make something clear. the united states military doesn't do pinpricks. even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver.
>> reporter: facing a likely defeat in congress to authorize a military strike -- >> however -- >> reporter: the president then argued against taking action, pointing to a new russian-brokered proposal for syria to give up its chemical weapons. >> i have, therefore, asked the leaders of congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path. >> reporter: it's an extraordinary turn of events. the policy of u.s. involvement in syria's civil war began with one reportedly off the cuff remark president obama made more than a year ago. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: it has unexpectedly turned on what appears to be another. >> is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack? >> sure. he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to
the international community in the next week, but he isn't about to do it and it can't be done, obviously. >> reporter: what one u.s. official initially called an off-message comment by kerry. it bore the proposal from russia that the president has yet to endorse. >> it's too early to tell whether this offer will succeed. and any agreement must verify that the assad regime keeps its commitments. but this initiative has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force. particularly because russia is one of assad's strongest allies. >> reporter: but many observers are worried that syria will not actually give up its extensive stockpile of chemical weapons. administration officials are concerned the assad regime may just be stalling. secretary of state john kerry said any action by syria will have to be swift, real and verifiable. he said this cannot be a delaying tactic. and he is leaving today for geneva, switzerland, where he will meet tomorrow with his counterpart from russia, sergey
lavrov. chris. >> ironic that secretary kerry started this discussion with what could happen with syria. the last part of his statement was obviously this would be impossible to happen. >> exactly. >> thanks for the reporting this morning. we're monitoring reaction to the president's speech overseas. cnn's senior national correspondent nic robertson is live in beirut. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning. they ran an on-screen ticker saying obama has delayed the vote and this allows the space for russian diplomacy. the opposition seems to be very upset by this decision. they support the need for there to be missile strikes as action against the use of chemical weapons. but they say these delaying tactics by president assad and russia that syrians are still being killed, 76 killed yesterday. indeed that's echoed by the saudis, the kuwaitis, the
qataris. a lot saying this is a distraction, it doesn't get to the real issue, the fighting in syria still going on. kate? >> nic, thank you so much. the big question back here at home is what's the next step for congress? joining us no you to talk about it, senator bob casey, the democrat from pennsylvania. the co-chair of the senate's weapons of mass destruction and terrorism caucus. thank you for coming in to talk to us after a big night for the president. >> thanks, kate. >> he did not lay out a specific time line for action. how much time in your view does the assad regime have before the u.s. needs to give up on diplomatic efforts? >> i think it's very limited. it's not a few days but it's certainly not multiple weeks. they will give this reasonable time to come together, if it's
possible to have a diplomatic solution that we can actually vote on. what we're working on now, a number of us in the senate, is a measure that will still incorporate, maintain the use of force authorization. but added to that would be a set of conditions that the syrian regime would have to meet. they'd have to meet them on a strict timetable. if that can come together, we might be able to get a better resolve than military operation. we have to be clear. the authorization for the use of force has to be maintained. it's only reason we're having this discussion. the idea that the russian federation or mr. assad are embracing any kind of proposal is because of the threat, the very credible threat of the use of force. >> i want to ask you about a new resolution you're working on with a couple other senators. the majority leader, the president asked for some time. the majority leader said the congress would be on hold,
giving this time to play out. when do you think you'll see action in the senate, on this new resolution, laying out the benchmarks? >> we're days from that. we're still working on the language, not only members but our staffs are. i think it would take some time. i would hope by the end of the week we'd have a consensus, if not on the particulars of the language, at least the outline of it. >> senator, let's take a step back. when you look at this and how this has played out, what have you heard to this point that gives you even a modicum of confidence that russia and syria will follow through with their word, will stand by their word here? >> i was very skeptical when this was proposed. i was, in fact, very negative, because of the lack of credibility on the part of the russians and the syrian regime when it comes to the issue of chemical weapons. however, in the more than 24 hours now since we've been examining this, there seems to be some potential. but let's not kid ourselves. the chances of this happening are a lot less than 50%.
but it's worthy of pursuit, because it may be -- it may be, if this is achievable and this is the question i asked the president yesterday in our caucus, i said how do you effectuate this? if the result is removal of chemical weapons from syria, it will be a better and more comprehensive and certain result you could get from even a military operation, which by definition cannot hit the chemical weapons for the obvious reasons. >> a diplomatic, peaceful resolution to this, i think everyone agrees sounds great. but there are huge challenges, even if the assad regime agrees and they mean it, to let the chemical weapons go under international control. you've got thousands of troops that are likely needed to help secure these chemical weapons and all of the questions on how do you verify, especially in the middle of a civil war. practically speaking then, is this realistic? >> well, it's only viable if the
syrian regime fulfills any commitments they make. we'll know that in a matter of days. this won't take days to figure out if they're credible and serious. also, it's helpful if the russian -- the russians will do what they say they'll do. it's really, if this is what ball is in what court, the ball is squarely and totally in the court of the syrian regime and the russians. they have to do this or not. if they don't go through with this, i think it's highly likely you'll have a military operation. >> let me ask you about that real quick in a final question. the american public as we've seen in polling, they don't want to go to war, the president and congress doesn't want to go to war. if syria doesn't cooperate here, do you think that will change public opinion, will change the at tufds americans have towards a military strike? >> i think -- i hope it does. i think a lot of americans are examining the evidence the
president laid out, re-examining it, getting more familiar with that information and those facts. but also wanting us to pursue every possible option. i think when you have exhausted every possible option, i would argue that every option was exhausted until this new and unusual proposal. but that is the last measure that could be examined. if they don't fulfill these commitments, i think they'll pay a price. >> this goes under the category of a last chance. that's for sure. senator bob casey, great to see you, senator. thank you so much. >> thanks, kate. >> of course. chris? we have breaking news this morning. forecasters are now tracking the first atlantic hurricane of the season. also one of the latest cnn meteorologist indra petersons is keeping an eye on hurricane humberto. what do we know? >> it was a race this morning, the latest we've seen a hurricane since we had satellites was september 11th, 2002. that was gustav. this morning we didn't have a
hurricane just yet. we weren't sure which was going to be the latest. we did not beat that record. gustav still holes that record. either way, the first hurricane of the atlantic season is here. that is humberto. 75 mile per hour steady winds, off the coast of africa, moving north/northwest at 8 miles per hour right now. it will hold on to its category 1 strength until friday or so and it starts to weaken as it progresses to the west. as it does, it will move into cooler weathers. we could be talking about the threat of it diminishing, which is a good thing. remember tropical storm gabrielle that dissipated? well, it reformed. it's going over bermuda. 1 to 3 inches of rain possible in bermuda today. we could have a moderate tropical storm in the area. chris and kate. >> thank you. i guess the statement of the hour is redemption deny. eliot spitzer, anthony weiner, soundly defeated in both of their attempts to resurrect
scandal-plagued political careers and anthony weiner ended his mayoral bid with a, i guess the only way to describe it is a completely memorable gesture. rosa flores has been watching all of this. >> very sorry to see. i think people were expecting drama. i don't think anyone expected a one-finger good-bye by anthony weiner. but when his alleged sexting partner crashed his primary party, in a skin tight red dress to confront him, we all figured the night was not ending well. anthony weiner says good-bye to his mayoral hopes and the press with his middle finger, leaving his concession speech last night, weiner's combative nature was present but his wife, huma abedin was not. what a difference a few months can make in politics. at the top of polls in the new york city mayor's race in july, the disgraced former congressman conceded defeat. >> we had the best ideas. sadly, i was an imperfect messenger. >> reporter: a campaign that had
no shortage of drama. >> it took a lot of work and a whole lot of therapy. >> reporter: that continued to unravel on primary night. >> this is insane. >> reporter: weiner's alleged sexting partner turned porn star, sydney leathers, literally crashing his party. weiner left congress in 2011 after his online sexting behavior went public. his latest scandal with leathers may have been the last straw for voters. >> the maxim of fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. after the first time it tends to leave a bad taste in voters' mouths. >> reporter: the other politician embroiled in a sex scandal, former new york governor eliot spitzer had a different approach. less drama, more results. spitzer resigned after his infamous client number nine stint with a prostitute in 2008.
he fell short in his bid for new york city comptroller but he came close. quite the opposite outcome for weiner who constantly had to face critics on the trail. >> you're my judge? what rabbi taught you that. >> reporter: weiner lost by a very wide margin. his campaign came to an end with a throng of media and uninvited guest chasing him to his concession speech. out the door, just like his campaign, weiner's exit, unlike any other in politics. weiner stole the show but he didn't win the primary. bill de blasio claimed the number one spot with a possible runoff looming. joe lohta claimed the gop primary. back to weiner, all of the analysts said voters can forgive you once, not twice. >> he didn't handle it well at any part of this journey. >> no, no, no. >> last image of him going out, depending of your opinion on him, either very fitting or confounding. >> yes.
>> and bill de blasio won by the way. >> we mentioned it. >> good to mention again. >> it's out there. >> you're welcome. >> that's what the process is supposed to be for viewers at home. >> a lot of viewers saying who's bill de blasio? >> the scandal-free guy. let's get to michaela. there's a lot of news to get to this morning. certainly is on this anniversary of 9/11 and the benghazi attack. a blast damaging a foreign ministry building and a central bank branch there. counterterrorism officials now say several extremist groups including al sharia took part in last year's attack which killed ambassador stephens and throw other americans. colorado voters decided to recall two state senators, democrats who voted in favor of the state gun laws, state senate president john morse of colorado springs got booted out of office in a close race and state senator angela guerin was also recalled. 56% of voters in her district
wanted her out. ariel castro hanged himself, two officers on duty have been placed on leave. a spokesperson identifies the officers. investigators are looking into castro's suicide. he just started a sentence for life plus a thousand years for holding three women captive for a decade. the driver accused of killing an italian tourist has pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges. police say he purposely rammed his car into beach vendors and pedestrians. finally, bear sightings not so uncommon in tennessee. you don't expect to see one window shopping, though. uptown gatlinburg. the bear causing quite a stir, obviously, runs down main street. stunned residents looking on, taking the all-important cell
phone video. thankfully the bear made its way out of town. no harm to others or himself. he's like what are you all looking like? >> i have never seen more bears out of their habitat. >> it's been a bear year. i'm sure naturalists -- >> we're encroaching on their land. >> that's a bold bear. >> got nowhere to go. >> down main street. >> that's right. we want to talk to you about what we all know about today. it has been 12 years since the day that changed too much for too many. 9/11. this is a live look at ground zero where families are expected today, as well as a look at the pentagon where you can see an american flag draped along the building. later this morning we'll be showing you the memorial services in pennsylvania, washington and new york city, of course, to honor the nearly 3,000 souls that were lost that day. deb feyerick is live from lower manhattan at the site of the 9/11 memorial. >> reporter: you know, one of the things about 9/11 is so many
families want to come to the place that their loved ones were last alive. that's why there's been so much controversy around the building of memorial and the museum as well. they want to make sure that when it is built, it is built just right. beyond the massive reflecting pools where water fills the void left by the twin towers, the 9/11 museum is coming together. a year and a half behind schedule, it's set to open this spring. >> these two tridents came from the north tower. >> reporter: joe daniels is president of the 9/11 memorial and museum. >> they're an important symbol of our resilience. they speak to the recovery period and they recall the original towers. >> reporter: images those who perished and stories of the lives they led will grace the entry. as seen in this artist's rendering. >> it's a story of people who were sitting at their desks, having a cup of coffee, talking to a colleague, boarding a plane for a vacation and then the absolute unthinkable happened. >> reporter: families have
donated personal mementos, each of them precious in their own way. when you look at the artifacts, how did you decide which to include. >> it was a difficult process. >> reporter: like the steel that bore the brunt of a plane's impact. more than 10 million people from 188 countries have visited the 9/11 memorial since it opened in 2011. a new transportation hub will open in 2015 and serve 250,000 people a day. one world trade center soars 776 feet in the air, redefining the skyline, one of six towers set to change the lower manhattan landscape. symbols of reberth, renewal and remembrance of what was lost. >> there are going to be six moments of silence, two for when the planes hit the towers, two for when the towers fell. a moment of silence for when the
plane that struck the pentagon and another for the plane that crashed in shanksville, the brave team of people that took down the hijackers that changed the course of history. it's one of those days where you think i'm going off to work today, you never know what can happen. chris, kate? >> thank you so much for bringing us that. >> let's roll was the line that the guy said in shanksville, pennsylvania. in that museum, there's controversy, there's always going to be. too much pain. one of the walls is the exterior wall of the retaining wall of the world trade center. i love hearing 10 million people from 188 countries. that's what that site is about now, people need to go there and remember what happened but also remember what actually matters in life. i know it's a comfort to the families that were affected that day. >> to pay tribute and to remember. we want to remind our viewers there will be events throughout the morning. the first moment of silence will be at 8:46 eastern, the moment
that the first airplane struck the north tower. we'll bring it all to you throughout the morning, live. coming up next on "new day," caught on tape, police arriving on the scene after george zimmerman's estranged wife called 911 during a domestic dispute. she is not pressing charges but police say they're still trying to figure out exactly what happened. another what happened moment we have this morning is the question surrounding the mountain in montana. you're looking right now at a newly wed bride accused of pushing her husband of only eight days off a cliff. why? we'll tell you when we come back. la's known definitely for its traffic, congestion, for the smog. but there are a lot of people that do ride the bus. and now that the buses are running on natural gas,
dispute involving george zimmerman. new dash cam video shows the moment police arrive on the scene after george zimmerman's wife called 911 on monday, saying he was threatening her with a gun. this morning, police say he could still face charges. cnn's victor blackwell is in lake mary, florida, with more on all these developments. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, kate. if charges are filed against george zimmerman, mark o'mara will not be defending him. he says he will not defend or represent george zimmerman in any new cases, including his pending divorce proceedings. a divorce that at least o'mara believ believes was the cat lit lift for an emotional confrontation monday. now we're getting a first look at how it all ended. >> hands up! >> reporter: new dash cam video shows george zimmerman and another man being ordered out of this truck at gun point by lake mary, florida police on monday. >> stop where you are. >> get him back out there.
>> reporter: police expected zimmerman was armed after receiving this frantic call from his estranged wife, shellie zimmerman. >> he's in his car. he keeps saying step closer, he's threatening all of us. >> step closer and what. >> and he's going to shoot us. >> reporter: police say they did not find a gun. >> get on your knees. cross your feet. >> reporter: according to police, there was a confrontation at the home the zimmermans once shared, a home owned by shellie's father, david dean. >> he accosted my father and then took my ipad out of my hands and smashed and cut it with a pocket knife. >> reporter: this was dean after the attack. police say zimmerman was using the now smashed ipad to record video of what was being taken from the home. in this home surveillance video, footage george zimmerman volunteered to officers, you can see george smash the ipad. now that ipad is at the center of the investigation.
>> you have george zimmerman saying he was struck with the ipad. and then you have shellie saying there was physical contact with george. the ipad is important because we want to see what's on that ipad. the ipad would have been running while this was going on. >> reporter: everyone was questioned and released, no charges were filed. so let's talk more about the ipad. the pieces of it have now been handed over to the seminole county sheriff's office and analysts are working with the pieces to try to retrieve the video. if they see that either george or shellie zimmerman hit the other, they could both or maybe one of them just, face domestic battery charges. if they see on the video that it could have been used as a weapon and that could lead to charges. we'll find out if that happens. there is no time line. they're hoping sometime within the next few days. chris, kate? >> victor, thanks so much for that update. we'll be following that. what a mess. coming up on "new day," they
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bolduan and michaela pereira. welcome back this wednesday, september 11th. we want to give you a live look at the 9/11 memorial. we'll bring you the first live tribute at 8:46 eastern. that's when the north tower was struck by a plane. this is the first of six moments observed marking when the towers were hit, when they collapsed and strikes in d.c. and pennsylvania. >> we also are covering a shocking murder case in montana, involving a newlywed couple. you'll have to follow this. a 22-year-old bride pucharged wh pushing her husband off a cliff a week after their wedding and lying about it and changing her story. what happens? the details of this twisted tale ahead. >> there's a lot in the news this morning. let's get right to michaela. president obama laying out his case for american military intervention in syria during a 15-minute speech last night to the nation. the president asking congress to hold off on a vote on a possible u.s. air strike, to give new diplomatic efforts a chance. he also took on his critics
saying a strike on syria would not lead to u.s. boots on the ground. the president says the use of chemical weapons violates international law and is a threat to u.s. national security. the obama administration meanwhile relaxing sanctions against iran for the second time this year. the white house saying restraints on humanitarian services, goodwill activities and athletic exchanges are being relaxed. they're calling it a sign of american commitment to reinforcing ties between the american and iranian people. terrible story here, the uncle of a 7-year-old girl from illinois has been arrested in connection with her death. charges are expected to be filed against 22-year-old justin rake today. he's the maternal uncle of willow long. she disappeared sunday morning while her mother took a nap. her body was found monday night. diana nyad says she didn't get unfair advantage in her 110-mile swim from cuba to florida. she held a conference last night, a conference call, with skeptics to answer questions.
some questioning whether nyad got into a boat or perhaps held on to a boat and how her speed increased late in the 53-hour swim. nyad and her team say it was the gulf stream that helped propel her. finally, check this out. a baseball size meteor streaking across the sky in the southeastern united states. you have to see it at the bottom of your screen. there it is. you just missed it. here it comes. people in alabama and georgia got quite a light show. it was traveling at 76,000 miles an hour. there it is. >> can we blow the picture up. >> we'll get on that. >> just trust us. there it is. >> people running around with kids, trying to get off to work. >> look, again. >> get it later on the cnn site. we want to tell you about a
twist in a montana murder investigation. a young woman is charged with killing her own husband just eight days after their wedding. police say jordan graham led them on a wild goose chase as well. now they're sharing the shocking details. cnn's kyung lah with much more this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. it's not unusual to get cold feet or have second thoughts about a new marriage. prosecutors say in this young newly wed's case, it was her motive for murder. it was one week after this beaming couple's wedding, a chilling scene as prosecutors say 22-year-old jordan linn graham pushed her new husband, cody lee johnson off of this cliff in the high mountains of montana. >> any time we asked cody how the relationship was, he always said it was good. >> reporter: according to the police, on the day of johnson's death, graham texted her friend i'm about to talk to him. her friend replies i'll pray for you guys.
in an eerie response, if you don't hear from me at all again tonight, something happened. they argued. graham says her husband grabbed her arm, she then pushed his back which sent him flying face first off the edge of this cliff. >> spouses are always the prime suspect in a murder because they're closest to the suspect. they can push their emotional buttons and make them angry. >> reporter: police say the bride then told multiple lies. according to the criminal complaint, graham neshly said she received a text message from johnson's phone saying he was going to drive home with a friend but somehow deleted that text message. days later, she led park rangers to an area of the cliff where she happened to find her husband's body. the park ranger said it was unusual she found johnson. graham replied it was the place he wanted to see before he died. >> it's a complete shock to me. cody is one of the greatest guys that i've had the opportunity to
know. >> reporter: it wasn't until a second police interview she admitted to pushing her spouse to his death. graham is facing murder charges and possibly life in prison. jordan graham will be appearing in federal court later this afternoon. it is a detention hearing. cnn will be there. we hope to learn much more about this unusual case. kate? chris? >> all right, thanks so much, kyung. amazing. you can't even believe the details. >> no. >> exactly. coming up next, it's the stuff of science fiction at least for now. would you sign up for a one-way mission to mars? hundreds of thousands of earthlings already have. why, oh, why? we'll find out. speaking of something out of this world, kristen stewart raised a lot of money for superstorm sandy relief in a short amount of time. the royally big check she reportedly got from a prince. we'll tell you about it. mine was earned in djibouti, africa. 2004.
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♪ leaving on a jet plane >> or leaving on something else. welcome back to "new day," everyone. a one huff way tick tote mars. sound like a form of punishment from the future? maybe to some but the people behind the mars project say it's anything but science fiction and they have 200,000 people lining up to boldly go where no man has gone before. "early start" anchor john berman did not sign up yet but he's on the waiting list. >> imagine this, imagine a trip to mars and imagine a space reality show, a cross between "dancing with the stars," "top chef" and "total recall." nevertheless, the mars one mission says they want to send humans to mars. there are a couple of catches, though. the first one is, it's a one
huff way trip. the second one is to get there, you might have to be part of this reality show. what could possibly go wrong? >> mars one will establish human settlement on mars in 2023. >> reporter: just imagine you could be the next christopher columbus, you could go down in history as an explorer and innovator, a mars trove not. move over virgin galactic, this is mars one, aimed at forming a colony of humans on the red planet. >> from now on, we won't just be visiting the planet. we'll be staying. >> reporter: they say more than 200,000 brave souls have registered online to go. >> they put me on a one-way rocket and shot it out and just told me to go as much as i could, i always would. >> everybody in the world can see -- >> reporter: this dutch engineer and entrepreneur is looking for volunteers to construct living
quarters and then live on mars for the rest of their lives. that's right. they haven't figured out the technology to fly people back to earth yet. this is a one-way trip. not a problem if you can live without pizza, starbucks and, oh, yeah, fresh air. >> i want to be a part of frontier technologies of pushing mankind forward. >> reporter: to fund the project, the organizers are considering sponsoring a reality show. where you, the viewer, can help choose to send away forever. so if selected for this alleged journey, you would need eight years of training, arrival on mars is slated for april 2023. that's their plan, they say. nasa says it doesn't intend to send real-life astronauts on a round trip journey to mars until at least the 2030s. >> i don't know.
>> top that. >> sounds like a reality show. >> sounds like a reality show. how long would it take to get to ma mars. the jury is out according to my sources online. >> the internet says -- >> the internet says between 150 to 300 days, depending on your speed. >> it all depends on whether you take the pennsylvania turnpike or take another route. >> i want to meet with these people. >> i don't think you want to meet any of these people. people want to go to mars on a one-way trip, not the dudes you want to meet up with. >> how many are being signed up by spouses? >> exactly. >> that is your christmas gift this year and you just ruined the surprise. >> it's a good news/bad news situation. good news, i got you a gift and i remembered your birthday. bad news, it's a one-way ticket to mars. >> the final frontier. >> what do you think, are you going it sign up? let us know. tweet me about it. we'll take a break.
coming up on "new day" -- somebody hoping he doesn't have a one-way ticket to mars, anthony weiner. he got a nice primary beatdown. no surprise. >> john berman. >> the way the night ended was a big surprise. the one finger salute. we'll tell you about that. >> can't even top that, john berman. also ahead, oprah winfrey admitting her biggest fear, not spiders, not heights, it's something you will not believe. ♪ (woman) this place has got really good chocolate shakes. (growls) (man) that's a good look for you. (woman) that was fun. (man) yeah. (man) let me help you out with the.. (woman)...oh no, i got it. (man) you sure? (woman) just pop the trunk. (man vo) i may not know where the road will lead, but... i'm sure my subaru will get me there.
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it's wednesday, welcome back to "new day." >> i made is back from canada and couldn't get in the building, what is that say? >> we love you and glad you made it. >> missed you guys. arsenio hall show off for 20 years but making a huge comeback monday night, doing a little dance. that's chris tucker. the inaugural episode. beat kimmel and letterman in the ratings. go, arsenio. kim kardashian's 18 carat diamond king from kris humphreys is to be seld for auction at new
york city, expected to sell for $400,000, reportedly cost $2 million. kate's wiggling her ring finger, could i carry that much weight on my finger in. >> when he bought it, it was appraised for higher. >> there was a lot appraised for much higher in that relationship. >> good one. number two, how much do you think a sitdown with "twilight's" kristen is worth? harvey weinstein convinced an unnamed air prince to donate to charity for a 15-minute chat with her. i could help out and give it to you for the low, low price of $42.95 and a lunch at de del frisco's. i'll talk to you all day. oprah winfrey's biggest fear confession and it's not what you think. oprah opened up in the october issue of her magazine saying that, listen to this, she's afraid of balloons. she admitted being around
balloons "really freaks me out" and the sound of them popping reminds her of gunfire. it's a fear she has to face. balloonaphobia? >> wow. >> this is what i want to do, give our viewers a taste of things that freak us out. what do you think? >> you go first. >> you first, cuomo. >> somewhat high on the list is having to hear about what oprah's afraid of. little high on my list. fear, well, let's see. i always had a fear of heights. >> that's why you had to jump off a building. >> he had to address his fears. >> i was facing my fears, one of the stupidest things i've done in my life. each of these two have facial expressions i'm afraid of. >> lol. >> the way they can look sometimes. >> you know what my fear is. >> what? >> come on i've been here for two months? >> getting in the building. that, too. getting on the subway. this morning in the makeup room,
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you know the music and you know it's time for the rock block, a quick roundup of the stories you'll be talking about today. first up michaela? . >> a plan by the u.s. and new zealand to protect a large section of the an dark tick water. in "usa today" a federal judge throwing out most of the lawsuit against lance armstrong. readers accused him of fraud but the judge says he has a right to lie about his life in his autobiography. time for business news and christine romans. >> will investors continue to overcome fears? futures are a mix, the dow logged 268 points over the past two days, is just now 3% shy of its all-time closing ehigh. 3,000 calories in time for football season, mcdonald's blitz box comes with two quarter pounders, a bucket of mcnuggets and fries costs $14.99, has 120
grams of fat. they're testing it in one or two markets. yum. we'll see if it goes nationwide. going to indra petersons. >> it was hot in the northeast, we're talking about temperatures a good 15 degrees above normal today. i'm hearing a lot of complainers. keep in mind it is not going to last. series of koefts wicold fronts through the area. temperatures will go way down. this weekend we'll be talking about a lot of 60s in the northeast. >>. >> it's time for your top news. >> when dictators commit atrocities they depend on the world to look the other way. >> holding fire, the president puts a strike on hold.
reaction to his national address this morning. breaking this morning the first hurricane of the season churning over the atlantic. hurricane humberto on the move and we are tracking its path. the bird's the word. anthony weiner going out with a bang. his final good-bye to the media caught on camera after his drubbing for the race for the mayor of new york. >> your "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: what you need to know. >> if chemical weapons got us to the brink, shouldn't we find a way to secure those weapons? >> announcer: what you just have to see. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning, welcome back to "new day," everyone. it's wednesday, september 11th, 8:00 in the east. thank you for joining us. let's show you live pictures as we remember the day we lost nearly 3,000 lives in the 9/11 terror attacks, 12 years ago, if
you can believe it. this is a live look at the 9/11 memorial in new york. the pentagon and shanksville, pennsylvania and coming up at exactly 8:46 eastern time a moment of silence will be held to mark the moment the planes struck the world trade center. brand new, we have dramatic video of the moment george zimmerman was taken into police custody shortly after his estranged wife called police. the question is whose side does the domestic video support? apple does it again delivering not one but two brand new phones. after all the hype the question is are they worth it? we'll look at some of the new features, this exciting fingerprint sensor. everything you need to know coming up. president obama standing down on a military strike on syria for now. the president telling americans in a nationally televised speech he's willing to give russia's
diplomatic solution a chance to play out. he's keeping pressure on assad's regime for its use of chemical weapons calling it a "a crime against humanity." let's start with cnn's brianna keilar at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: chris, good morning to you. i think the speech that president obama gave last night is not the one he thought he'd be giving when he said on friday he would be addressing the nation but pulled between a war-weary american public and his and the u.s.'s credibility, what was initially supposed to be a speech arguing for a military strike became a speech arguing to buy time. from the east room tuesday night president obama told americans why his administration is certain syrian president bashar al assad's regime is responsible for a sarin gas attack the u.s. government says killed more than 1,400 civilians. >> in the days leading up to august 21st, we know assad's
chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. they distributed gas masks to their troops. then they fired rockets from a regime-controlled area into 11 neighborhoods that the regime has been trying to wipe clear of opposition forces. >> reporter: he made the case for a military response. >> this would be a targeted strike to achieve a clear objective. some members of congress have said there's no point in simply doing a pinprick strike in syria. let me make something clear. the united states military doesn't do pinpricks. even a limited strike will send a message to assad that no other nation can deliver. >> reporter: but facing a likely defeat in congress to authorize military strike -- >> however -- >> reporter: the president then argued against taking action, pointing to a new russian-brokered proposal for syria to give up its chemical weapons. >> i have therefore asked the
leaders of congress to postpone a vote to authorize the use of force while we pursue this diplomatic path. >> reporter: it's an extraordinary turn of events, the policy of u.s. involvement in syria's civil war began with one off-the-cuff remark president obama made more than a year ago. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. >> reporter: and it has unexpected turned on what appears to be another. >> is there anything at this point that his government could do or offer that would stop an attack? >> sure, he could turn over every single bit of his chemical weapons to the international community in the next week, but he isn't about to do it, and it can't be done obviously. >> reporter: what one u.s. official initially called an off message comment by kerry it bore the proposal from russia that the president has too early to
endorse. >> it's too early to tell if it will succeed and any agreement must verify assad keeps his xhimtmentes but this has the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons without the use of force particularly because russia is one of ais aed's strongest allies. >> reporter: but most observers of syria strongly doubt that the country will actually give up its extensive stockpile of chemical weapons and the administration is concerned that perhaps this is just the assad regime stalling. secretary of state john kerry said any action that syria takes would have to be swift, real and verifiable. he said this cannot be a delaying tactic, and kate, he heads to geneva, switzerland, today, meeting tomorrow with his russian counterpart sergey lavrov. >> many are wondering how many time the administration will give assad to stand by his word. thanks so much, from the white house this morning. the president left no doubt about where he stands on chemical weapons in syria but how was that message received around the world?
nic robertson is tracking the international reaction to the president's speech live in beirut. what are you hearing, nic? >> reporter: good morning, kate. in damascus, state tv didn't play president obama's speech live, they ran a ticker saying "obama delays the vote" and this gives space for russian diplomacy. foreign minister in syria saying the country will sign up to the chemical weapons convention, banning the use of chemical weapons and the stockpiling of weapons, also we're hearing from the rebels saying that the point the international community is now missing the point. this isn't about chemical weapons, the discussion going on at the u.n., this is all about the killing that continues. 76 people they say killed yesterday and they want bashar al assad to be held accountable not just for 19,400 people killed in the chemical weapons attack, but for the 100,000 that have been killed in the more than two years of fighting right now, also hearing from saudi arabia, bahrain, kuwait, these
countries that support the rebels also say that the international community missing the point, the killing continues. the russian proposal at the moment does nothing to stop the real fighting and suffering inside syria. chris? >> nic, a very important point for people to remember every day that goes by is another day the war continues without any relief. so what does it mean for us here? what did it mean in the speech last night? did the president make the right impact that he wanted to make? let's bring in a couple of people to go through it with us. first ari fleischer, former white house press secretary for president george w. bush and mr. paul we gala, former aide to president clinton. pleasure to have you both. let's look at the quick up and down for the president on this switch. with the up, mr. begala your take? >> i thought he did a very difficult job extremely well. this is a war-weary country and he had to adapt. ari and i both worked in white houses sadly when combat
operations weren't going on and it's a very dynamic time and dynamic place and the president and his speechwriters had to adapt to what i think is a much stronger formulation and that is diplomacy backed by force. that's what president clinton used to call it when america stopped a dictator from committing genocide and it was diplomacy, we had talked in dayton, ohio, and there was 78 days of air strikes that bloat a milosevich to heal. we'll have talk and have force backing up it and i thought that was the right mix. >> the decisiveness he had shown throughout the process or the lack thereof, ari what was your take on last night? >> paul's half right. i think what the difference is with bill clinton because he did it and ronald reagan because everybody knew he would do it and credibility. does president obama have credibility when he threatens the use of force? does he mean it or was he
bluffing when he drew that red line? i wish the president well on this, i wish him luck and success, it would be the preferable outcome if what russia is saying what they want to do happens, bashar al assad goes along. i think it's not going to happen. i think realistically there's no chance assad will give up his chemical weapons, i think there's no chance russia will put him to the test to make sure he does. the consequences it this stretches on for months and months and months and inaction which i think frankly the president is more comfortable with. he's gotten the limit he climbed on to, sawed off and put the saw in the hands of vladimir putin and bashar al assad. >> there is a humanitarian request that goes along with the delay, what do you think it means politically for the president, paul, that if this does stretch on as ari is
outlining and many others theorize will happen, can it help him at home? what does it mean to us in the minds of americans? >> i actually think the focus moves sadly moves away from ni k robertson and the reporting, the violence and murder and slaughter in syria and moves away from capitol hill where frankly the president was losing. he was not going to get the votes to authorize force i believe and it moves it to a third place which is the diplomatic realm and i have deep skepticism, probably not quite as deep as ari's but i saw kate interviewing senator casey earlier and i share his view this is unlikely but you have to run it to ground and pursue it all the way. that will be the focus the negotiations between secretary kerry and minister lavrov, the talks at the u.n. here is what is dressing for me as a guy who used to work on capitol hill. it looks like the russians might be easier and more reasonable to
deal with than the tea party republicans in the house. that's a heck of a thing to say about your own country. >> ari, what is your head shaking mean? >> i have no idea what paul says when he talks like that. president obama is firmly in both camps, threatening the use of force, you can believe him or not believe him. i don't, and the country now can get out of what it was about to get into, and that's the mood of the country. there was very little support for military action in syria and that's why the president needed to climb back off that limb that he put himself onto. >> did the bar remain last night, ari? >> the president found a formula to keep us out. sorry? >> did the bar remain last night, the primary skepticism i think, and please feel free to disagree is no boots on the ground. even with this new plan who is going to go on the ground and ensure the inspections and make sure where the chemical weapons are and monitor them. wouldn't those be boots on the ground, is that basis for disbelief in this plan? >> chris what's interesting is
you have a lot of smart people who have experience in the field of dismantling dhemical weapons, david kay an article in the "wall street journal," how it is to go into a middle of a war, hostile government, kill its people, have weapons inspectors get access to the weapons and destroy them. it takes forever. it's hard to do. they won't have accountability and a pentagon report says they need as many as 75 troops on the ground to protect the weapons inspectors, so it does raise a whole other can of worms that i think the president is happy just to let get raised because he doesn't want to have to deal with it. >> paul, the worst situation is they have american men and women on the ground getting fired at and not even part of a military action, just to have them as sitting ducks. the polls after the speech last night the instant poll weighted towards democrats because people who wanted to watch the speech last night would be weighted that way. 65% believe a resolution will be followed but diplomatic efforts.
so you're setting an expectation. >> you are, and i think that's awfully high. ari's right. there are a myriad of logistical and practical barriers to success here, but it doesn't mean you don't try. the american people are war-weary country, our president is war-weary, i think ari's right, he doesn't want to attack syria, but he will, and that's one thing i want to make clear. nobody should doubt this man's resolve. he's the quiet guy at the end of the bar you don't want to mess with. he gave the order very courageously to take out bin laden. he did send air strikes into libya to support the rebels and to topple qua daf gadhafi. i'm glad this is backed by force. >> ari, give me -- >> i think he's the guy at the bar drinking his own kool-aid and loves to sit there and mumble and talk about nothing. >> ask mr. bin laden about that.
>> that's upsetting, ari, that's usually my role, sitting at the end of the bar drinking and mumbling. the curtain has finally dropped on new york's comeback kids, scandal-plagued politicians, former governor eliot spitzer, former congressman anthony weiner beaten. >> weiner's campaign was a roller coaster of drama and on primary night he could have hit the self-destruct button. porn star in a tight dress, a chase to a concession speech and a one-finger exit by weiner. >> watch your back, fellas, watch your back fellas. >> so kate as we were talking
about just a little while ago, so here's how it developed. it's primary night, anthony weaner is very low in the polls and that's kind of what the day has been showing, and then all of a sudden sidney leathers, his alleged sexting partner shows up at hq. >> latest round. >> shows up at hq and wants to follow him around so he shows up at, she shows up at his primary party and then just stands there and says, "i want to confront anthony weiner and i really enjoy the media attention." >> and she gets the media attention. he exits with a flip of the bird to the media, and he was fifth in the polls and then we have the winner of the primary is -- >> bill deblasio. >> quite an exit by anthony weiner. thanks so much, rosa. breaking news of the weather variety this morning. we are following a hurricane. hurricane humberto. graded up from a tropical storm early this morning. let's get over to indra
petersons, following this of course as our meteorologist. what do we know? >> this is the big deal. everyone's watching this morning, was it going to be humberto or gustav that was the latest hurricane to form since we've had satellite. gustav in 2002 will hold that record humberto a couple of hours early now formed into a hurricane. keep in mind peak season september 10th was yesterday. we typically see our first one in august and this is only our first one, 75-mile-per-hour winds moving to the north-northwest at 8 miles ear hour and notice it is far out into the atlantic. either way we'll track it and show you where it's expected to go. it will hold on to its category 1 strength until friday and eventually weaken as it progresses to the west and moves into cooler waters, we'll see where it goes and whether or not it will dissipate until it moves farther enough west. gabrielle is back as a tropical storm making its way over bermuda today, bringing about one to three inches of rain so we'll be monitoring that and
high surf in that area. we're starting to get a little bit active, never a good thing in atlantic hurricane season. >> it can stay as far, far out there in the atlantic as possible it would be great. thanks so much, indra. there's a lot of news developing at this hour, let's get straight to michaela for the latest. good morning. >> good morning to the two of you and good morning to everybody at home. an explosion overnight rocking benghazi, libya, on the one-year anniversary of the deadly consulate attack. it tajjed a foreign ministry building and one of their central banks. one year ago today four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in a consulate attack in benghazi. security has been tightened around the globe because of 9/11. to california the morgan fire has burned more than 3,200 acres around diablo state park. firefighters expect to have the blaze fully contained by the weekend. it turns out adding insult to injury, someone broke into the firehouse while fire crews
were out doing their much needed jobs. they stole items like wedding rings, watches and computers. two colorado lawmakers ousted in a recall election after supporting tougher gun control, john harris and angela heron voted in favor of university background checks and limits both replaced by republicans who oppose the new restrictions. colorado passed stricter gun laws after the aurora movie theater shooting. a six flags roller coaster in texas will reopen this weekend almost two months after a woman fell to her death from a seat. redesigned padding on restraint bars and new seat belts. the woman's relatives are suing six flags saying the park should have known the dangers are not having seat belts. in honolulu harbor a a
massive molasses spill. the department of health blames the molasses pipeline. officials are warning people not to eat the fish and to stay out of water if it has the brown coloring like the coloring of molasses. a proud grandpa in olden county, kentucky, has built quite a gift for his beloved granddaughter. 12 x 2 foot log cabin that sits high above a 50-foot high corn silo. when his granddaughter kylie was born he thought of her clubhouse. lights, running water, air conditioning and sec. tack collar view. he used a crane to place it atop the sigh llo. >> rusty how do you get your granddaughter into the tree house? >> there's an intricate ladder
system. you know what they need, the bicycle ladder. >> that will work. >> we'll suggest it. two words, man cave, that's what it's about. >> it's for rusty. we all know today is 9/11, 12 years since america endured one of its darkest hours. later this morning at 8:46 eastern time we will pause to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that day. there will be memorial services in pennsylvania, washington, and new york city of course. deborah feyerick is live from lower manhattan at the site of the 9/11 memorial. deb, good morning. >> reporter: good morning there, chris. families and first responders are all gathering here at this site. for so many it's a source of comfort to come to that place where the people they loved were last alive. for so many years, chris, you come down here it was this gaping hole like a raw wound cutting through manhattan. as we see it rebuilt, the memorial there there's a sense
of healing and reverse. not the way it was but certainly more humbling. beyond the massive reflecting pools where water fills the void left by the twin towers the 9/11 museum is coming together, a year and a half behind schedule, it's set to open this spring. >> these two tridents came from the north tower. >> reporter: joe daniels is president of the 9/11 mem preel a memorial and museum. >> they speak to the recovery period, and they recall the original towers. >> reporter: images of those who perished and stories of the lives they led will grace the entry as seen in this artist's rendering. >> it's a story of people who were sitting at their desks, having a cup of coffee, talking to a colleague, boarding a plane for a vacation, and then the absolute unthinkable happened. >> reporter: families have donated personal mementos, each of them precious in their own way. when you look at all the artifacts, how did you decide which ones to include and which ones couldn't make it in? >> it was a difficult process.
we carefully looked at the ones that could best tell the stories. >> reporter: like the steel that bore the brunt of a plane's impact. more than 10. people from 188 countries have visited the 9/11 memorial since it opened in 2011, new transportation hub will open and serve a quarter of a million people a day. one of six towers set to change the lower manhattan landscape. a symbol of rebirth, renewal and remembrance of what was lost. secretary of state john kerry issued a statement a short while ago about today's anniversary, both the attack on the world trade center, pentagon and the crash in shanksville and the attack on benghazi, he said it reminds us how complicated and dangerous a world we live in. so many people lost so many.
8:46 will be the first moment of silence when our world as we know it changed forever. chris? kate? >> absolutely right. deb, thanks so much. cnn will bring you all of the live events throughout the morning, an important day for all of to us remember and pay tribute to the lives lost. coming up next on "new day" police dash cam captures george zimmerman? handcuffs but the decision on any possible domestic violence charges rests on possibly a shattered ipad. you heard about the apple offering, not one but two new iphones, are they enough to hold off the competition? what's on the table and what it could mean. copd makes it hard to breathe... but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can help make this a great block party.
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look. here it is in a highly anticipated event at apple headquarters in california, ceo tim cook unveiled apple's newest flagship device, the iphone 5s. the main features it will come in three colors, silver, gold, and space gray. it has a new a7 chip inside which makes it twice as fast as the previous iphone and improved camera features a better image stabilize ear and bigger flash and as rumored a fingerprint sensor called touch i.d. >> the history of fingerprint sensors on notebooks is not good but this is a different technology so until people have had a chance to use it for a while will be the question. >> reporter: pricing the new iphone 5s starts at $199 for the 16 gigabyte with a two-year contract, apple also unveiled a new cheaper model, the 5c, it's made of plastic with a four inch display, comes in a rainbow of
colors, green, white, blue, red and yellow. the 16 gigabyte model is just $99 with a two-year contract. online reaction was mixed. one tweeter posted "iphone 5c made from hard coated polycarbonate, fancy name for cheap plastic." >> don't go stand in line. you hear about people standing in line. september 20th is when it goes on sale. you can trade your old phone in at walmart, sam's club is, too, the same weekend the new iphones go on sale, and a new smartphone in store only. lot of websites with competing trade-in prices and they'll send you a check for your old phone if you want to upgrade. >> i love the idea of the upgraded camera in the phone. >> and every time they come out they've got new -- camera features get better and better. >> what's at stake for apple's
business here? >> you look at this, samsung has 30% of all global smartphone sales, 14% belongs to apple and that number has been shrinking. apple's share of the market is shrinking at a time when smartphones, the iphone is a huge part of apple's revenue. lot is at stake for apple and they're doing something for the first time here, doing the low end and high end at the same time. think of them as only bmws and now offering a mid price and high priced car at the same time, very knew strategy for apple. >> it's very different. we'll see if it works. coming up on "new day" police say the key to find out what happened during george zimmerman's confrontation with his wife may be on her smashed up ipad. >> we'll piece together the latest george zimmerman drama ahead. ovarian and uterine cancers.
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americans he'll delay military strikes against the is asad regime while they try to broker a plan for the syrians to surrender chemical weapons. today marks the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. it is also the first anniversary of that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. the ohio man who confessed in an online video he killed another man while driving drunk will be arraigned today. 22-year-old matthew cordle made his first court appearance tuesday but did not enter a plea. the driver accused of killing an italian woman and 16 others after plowing his car into the boardwalk in venice, california, is due back in court today. nathan louis campbell is facing murder and assault charges. team usa headed to the 2014 world cup. the red hot american squad secured its place with a 2-0 win over mexico.
go, team. always updating the five things to know, go to newdaycnn.com for the latest. new details on the domestic dispute that george zimmerman had with his wife dplu t now back in handcuffs. new dash cam video shows the moment after his wife called 911. cnn's victor blackwell is in lake mary, florida, with the latest. good morning, victor. >> good morning, chris. that video is on an ipad that she says george zimmermz george smashed during his confrontation with his estranged wife shelley zimmerman. if they see the ipad was used as a weapon or chose that george or shelley zimmerman hit the other, there could be domestic battery charges filed. this morning we're seeing how this confrontation ended.
>> hands up! >> get your hands up behind the car. >> reporter: new dash cam video shows george zimmerman and another man being ordered out of this truck at gunpoint monday by lake mary florida police. police suspect zimmerman was armed after receiving this frantic call from his estranged wife shelley zimmerman. >> he's in his car and he continually has his hand on his gun and he keeps saying step closer and he's threatening with his firearms. >> reporter: police say they did not find a gun. >> get on your knees. cross your feet. >> reporter: according to police there was a confrontation at the home the zimmermans once shared, a home owned by shellie's father, david dean. >> he had accosted my father and then took my ipad out of my hands and smashed it and cut it with a pocketknife. >> reporter: this is dean after the alleged attack, which police say was not caught on camera.
police say mrs. zimmerman was using the now smashed ipad to record video of what was being taken from the home. in this home surveillance video, pass toage george zimmerman volunteered to officers, you can see george smash the ipad. now, that ipad is at the center of the investigation. you got george zimmerman saying that he was struck with the ipad, and then you have shellie saying there was some physical contact with george. the ipad's important because we want to show what's on the ipad. the ipad would have been running while this was going on. >> reporter: everyone was questioned and released, no charges were filed. and if george zimmerman is charged with domestic battery as a result of what's found on the ipad, mark o'meara will not represent him. the attorney who led his defense in the trayvon martin case says that he will not represent george zimmerman in any new cases including any potential charges connected to what happened monday and his pending divorce and the charges
connected possibly to what's found on the ipad could be filed as early as midday. chris? kate? >> victor, thank you very much. important to remember. we heard that shellie wasn't going to press charges, especially in domestic violence allegations the state can do it by themselves, they don't need the victim. that's why there could still be charges. annette miller has been burdened by her weight most of her life until now. she completed the malibu triathlon as the member of cnn's fit nation. dr. sanjay gupta has today's human factor. >> reporter: growing up in tennessee annette miller always dreamed of playing basketball. >> i got a permission slip from our coach at school and i came running home that day, i was so excited i was going to play basketball and instead of getting a signature from my parents, i was told you're too fat to play. >> reporter: at 10 years old and more than 200 pounds she says, that mantra instantly changed her life. >> you're too fat followed me into adulthood. >> reporter: but years later
when her twin sister bobette needed a kidney transplant. >> i was not considered to be a donor because of my weight. that was a kick in the pants i needed. >> reporter: so she changed her diet, she started walking, she hit the gym, she was determined to get the weight off. by november of 2012, she was well on her way. >> i've lost over 100 pounds. >> reporter: and she wasn't finished. mill ear plied for the cnn fit nation challenge and she was accepted in january. congratulations. we've already picked you -- >> oh! >> reporter: for eight months she trained, swimming, biking, running, to compete in the nautica malibu triathlon and on sunday, september 8th, miller got her chance to play, crossing the finish line in malibu. >> did it! >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >> wow, that is amazing. any triathlon is hard but
malibu. >> tough open water swim in the ocean, tough terrain, it's hot. tough race. she deserves a lot of respect. >> good job. we'll take a break and when we come back on "new day" we're going to take you to the moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., when the first of the twin towers was hit, 12 years ago on 9/11. we're going to be taking to you what happens here, in washington and in pennsylvania, all of the cities that were affected will have their own memorials today. so please, stay with us. ♪ turn around ♪ every now and then i get a little bit hungry ♪ ♪ and there's nothing good around ♪ ♪ turn around barry ♪ i finally found the right snack ♪ ♪
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>> as we've been seeing right there the president, the vice president, the first lady and dr. bill biden along with so many people joining them at the white house on the left side of your screen, we're looking at ground zero. everyone's coming together to mark a moment of silence, 8:46, the moment the first plane hit the north tower of the world trade center, as we will be, there will be other moments of silence that we're going to be following this morning. the day to mark the day, september 11th, 2001, when our world changed as we know it. >> bagpipers combined first responders here in new york, they play on this day every year and mark other occasions of selectm solemnity. there will be 125 pairs of victims families who will read out the names of those lost that day.
the moment of silence marked by a bell that will be echoed by places of worship throughout new york city, all of them, any denomination will be trying to sound the call to remember the moment the first tower was hit here in new york city. >> as we do every year we will be marking events not only in here city at ground zero but also in washington as you saw as well as in shanksville, pennsylvania, where we know united flight 93 went down in that windy wind-swept field in pennsylvania. we should note president obama will be marking today, will be speaking to family members in a private observance, family members of the 184 people that were killed when the plane hit the pentagon in washington, d.c. we'll also have remembrance of those pairs of people who were coming up, not just reading what happened on 9/11, also the 1993 bombing of the world trade center is part of that and especially today it's 12 years, but in sharper focus today, i think because of what the world
is dealing with at this time, the dialogue about syria, what happened that day and what it is we all swore never to forget. >> as we go to break let's take a moment as we remember the victims and family members read their names. >> and i think about you every day. even though it's been 12 years, i will never forget all the amazing times we had together. you were more than just my daddy, you were my best friend. and i love you more than anything. you will be in my heart always. >> and my brother, richard anthony palazolo, richie, your twin, ron, is living for both of you. twins forever. >> mohul -- [ woman ] i've had it with my moderate
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and no, we're not going to distract from 9/11. we're going to focus on one facet of its impact, a sense of community, neighbor helping neighbor, family helping parents, the days and weeks after at tacks themselves, and it continues. volunteers in their daily lives picking up tools to do good for others. one recipient of those efforts couldn't be more deserving, nypd officer charlie sadler and his wife, gina, lost their home in superstorm sandy. now it is being rebuilt. >> it is humbling, it's very different to be on this end. >> it's happening but it's like a dream. >> you rebuild areas hit by tornadoes and indiana, kansas, we never thought that we'd be rebuilding after 9/11 in our own backyard but here we are with sandy, and there's still a lot of work to do. >> the connection is that the volunteers were building officer sadler's house are with new york says thank you a group founded after 9/11 to thank those who
rushed to aid. every 9/11 anniversary they've paid it forward. >> the foundation was created in 2004 with the idea that every year around the september 11th anniversary we would take new york city firefighters, construction workers, kids, volunteers from new york, ship them somewhere in the country where they had a disaster and help folks rebuild. it's not just about remembering the tragedy of what happened on 9/11, it's really about honoring that sense of kindness and volunteer spirit that united us on 9/11. >> absolutely, and it's something a quote that you hear so often from so many families that were affected. ts it's not just about 9/11. it's about everything that happens every day afterwards, beginning on 9/12 and that was the sentiment that led to a lot of other groups that do this good work. the legacy of that day isn't just the darkness. it is the light that came out of it, people's understanding of how to live their lives differently. >> something good coming out of something so horrible and showing that we will not forget
and we will rebuild. that's great. we'll be back after a break but we want to leave you with the reading of the names as continue to follow september 11th anniversary. >> michael a. aziak. >> michael edward asher. >> janice murray ashley. >> thomas j. ashton. >> manuel o.asamembe. >> greg a. atlas. >> daryl thomas atwood. >> james attifred. >> louis f.arisano. the mayors of those cities, in the fit family challenge. a community wide program that offers free classes that inspire families to get out, enjoy moving together, and even track their activity online. it's part of our goal to inspire more than three million people to rediscover the joy of being active this summer. see the difference all of us can make... together.
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that's it for us on "new day." our hearts and our minds go out to all of you dealing with the events of 9/11. time for "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> good morning and thank you so much. "newsroom" starts now. happening now, a push for peace. >> i have therefore asked the leaders of congress to postpone a vote. >> president obama 15 minutes in america's place in the world. >> sometimes resolutions and statements of condemnation are simply not enough. >> in the search for clarity moments of contradiction. >> i have resisted calls for military action. >> followed by -- >> i determined to respond to a targeted military strike. >> reporter: a winding some say