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sins of all of this. >> this case, in my own opinion, is a landmark case. it is the beginning of the genesis of what computer forensics is now. from this computer forensics was born. those 20 horses that start in kentucky are the only 20 available -- eligible to run in all three races. this is the coward's way out. >> we started seeing families dropped off, including, you know, children. >> our country paid a serious price, a heavy price to get bowe bergdahl back. >> i will dwell in the house of the lord forever. come on, somebody, that is worth a pentecostal shout down. a plethora of things there
to talk about this morning. we're glad you're waking up at 6:00 a.m. i know it's early but we're glad you are hee here. i'm christi paul. >> and i'm victorblackwell. this is "new day sunday," good to have you with us. >> it was his horse that was supposed to be in the limelight darn it. >> supposed to be. >> wrapped in the white carnations, enshrined in history as the 12th winner of horse racing's 12th cripple crown. >> instead steve coburn is the at the center of controversy, blasting the sport after his colt fell short in his quest for glory. >> winning lat night's belmont stakes, the horse won by a head, neither of the two two had run in the first two races, the kentucky derby for the preakness and the third place finisher also did not run the preakness. >> looking sluggish, california chrome tied for fourth at
belmont park and after the chase his co-owner railed against rules that do not require horses at belmont to run in the earlier races. >> our horse had a target on its back. everybody else lays out one or they won't run in the kentucky derby or preakness, they'll wait until the belmont. if you have a horse, run him in all three, if you have a horse that earns points running the kentucky derby, those 20 horse that start in kentucky are the only eligible to run in all three races. this is the coward's way out. >> the coward's way out. >> he's angry about something. joe carter is here with us. does he have a fair point? >> yes and no. yes, because it's not unfair. we want it to be fair on both sides and he's saying the horses that earn the points to get into the kentucky derby should be the only horses eligible to run in the three triple crown races but the way horse racing works is that you can run in the kentucky
derby but you can rest your horse for the preakness. the kentucky derby winner wants to go on and win the preakness and the triple crown, winning the belmont stakes. this is horse racing. it's been around for 135 years, this has been the rule since day one. steve coburn in a sense is kind of being a sore loser. >> you knew it coming in. if you changed it at this point, it wouldn't be fair to the rules beforehand. >> like you said, the horses that finished in the top four they did not run the preakness. two of the top four ran in the kentucky derby but this is why the trophy is so elusive and so hard to win the triple crown. not only do you have to win the kentucky derby which is filled with a lot of horses, 20 horses. it's not necessarily the fastest horse that wins, it's the luckiest. then the preakness is a sprint, the fastest horse and the belmont which is the longest track so it's the horse with the most stamina. you're going to face fresh-legged competition. this is why this race is so difficult to win. >> you bring up flesh-legged.
i was on twitter and on our e-mail exchange here. >> you see victor's tweet about the great picture of the injury. >> when i heard injury i thought please don't let it be that kind of injury where it ends everything. >> it's a common injury in horse racing. what happened is when california chrome came out of the gate the horse next to him, matterhorn, stepped on the back of his hoof. happens a lot in horse racing. little chunk of it got taken out. his jockie, california chrome, said he saw there was blood on the horse's leg when he got off him but not quite sure if that played into the entire factor. he said the horse just didn't have the energy, the enthusiasm and the quickness that it had the previous two races. >> there's a new wrinkle in the clipper's deal? >> there is, according to a source familiar with the situation that told cnn shelly sterling and steve ballmer to
sell the clipper force a record price of $2 billion that part of that deal is that shelly sterling will be able to keep 10% of the team in the form of a charitable organization. on the surface the charity sounds great, it will help underprivileged family, battered women, and minority youth, they suggested this idea to the nba which they seemed receptive about. the nba board of goveof governo to approve this deal. if you look at that time from an outsider's perspective you have to follow the money. charitable foundation is essentially a tax shelter. others say she'll use it against the capital gains taxes when they sell the team for $2 billion. they only paid $12 million so imagine the taxes. fans and players are going to say we want the sterlingins all
together gone. she'll be co-owner and courtside part of the event but she will not be part of the day-to-day operations >> joe carter, thank you so much. >> thank you, joe. let's talk about this news this rng mo, the fbi is looking into threats against the parents of sergeant bowe bergdahl. >> this comes as we're learning some dramatic new details about what sergeant bergdahl went through while he was hostage for the taliban and what his condition is now. bergdahl objects when hospital staff in germany, when they call him sergeant rather than private first class. why? that was the rank he was when he went missing five years ago. few days ago he put on his army uniform for the very first time in five years. >> and the "new york times" saying this morning that the taliban kept bergdahl in a sharp cage for weeks, possibly even months in total darkness.
cnn's carl penhaul joins us live from land constitutional. can you give us details what we're looking about his imprisonment? >> the information coming out is limited. they say they're bound by the rules and regulations and department of defense is setting them. they say they are bound by patient confidentiality. even the medics at land constitutional are surprised, now that they've seen details come out from a senior defense department official quoted by the "new york times" talking about bergdahl's physical and psychological conditions. certainly, yes, as part of that story that he appears to be telling, the "new york times" says that bergdahl has told his psychologist he was kept for weeks at a time in total darkness in a metal cage, and that in punishment for trying to escape captivity. what we're also learning from that report in the "new york times" is that right now, simply on the physical level, he really
doesn't seem to have any defining illness. yes, he's got some gum problems, yes, he's got some skin problems but all that due to the period that he spent in captivity, living in pretty rough conditions but certainly nothing life-threatening there what from the "new york times" is quoting its sources as saying. also, sources telling "new york times" bergdahl has begun to move around a little bit, that he's had a walk in the grounds of land skull hospital, that he walks up and down the corridors at all times accompanied by his medical staff. on the record right now, all the doctors here are telling us is that yes, he is stable. his condition's improving and he's taking a much greater interest in the course of treatment that is being set for him, christi and victor? >> all right, karl penhaul, thank you so much for all the updates. we appreciate hearing from you this morning. a rep. for tracy morgan says his family is with him as he receives what they're calling excellent care at a new jersey hospital. >> morgan is still in critical
condition after a crash on the new jersey turnpike early yesterday and that crash killed one of his friends, left two others with critical injuries and a georgia truck driver is now facing charges in connection with the crash. >> cnn's alexandra field is in new jersey with more. good morning. >> reporter: christi, victor, serious charges for the man accused of causing a deadly crash. kevin roper, a 35-year-old truck driver from georgia, is now facing four counts of assault by auto and one count by death by auto. it's applied when one is alleged to have killed recklessly through the use of a vehicle. the middlesex county prosecutor's office is saying the cause of the accident is still under investigation but new jersey state police say it happened at 1:00 in the morning on saturday morning on the new jersey turnpike. they say the driver of the tractor trailer failed to notice traffic slowing down, tried to veer off at the last moment and slammed into a limo bus carrying
tracy morgan and six other people. morgan was returning from a performance in delaware. he was brought to robert wood hospital in brunswick, new jersey, in critical khan. his friend, james mcnair, also in the bus, died in the accident. >> alexander field outside the hospital for us, thank you very much. the pope is hosting a prayer, bringing together two key leaders. will it bring peace to the region? the federal government accused of dumping busloads of undocumented children in arizona detentions by the hundreds, and some left to fend for themselves. you're not going to believe this one. it's straight ahead. [ female announcer ] there's a gap out there.
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simon perez and palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. >> the pontiff invited them to the vatican during his holy visit last month. delia gallagher is live from rome. they are calling it only a prayer for peace. what are you learning about the meeting? >> reporter: well, you know, christi, what's unique about this is that it is a prayer meeting but with political leaders so there's an inevitable political angle to the meeting. that being said, the vatican has said they have no expectations that on monday morning, there will be the announcement of a peace agreement. in fact, they say that this day should be a pause from political negotiations. now here's what they're going to do later today. they're meeting in the vatican garden, which is significant because it's been chosen as a neutral place without religious
symbolism, for example if they held it inside st. peter's basilica. they decided to hold it in a neutral place in the vatican garden, judaism, christianity and islam represented. the pope and the two presidents will have a chance to say their own prayers and then they will plant an olive tree. the olive tree is the symbol of peace, also the symbol of the mediterranean lands, which are home to this complex, and then importantly, they will have an opportunity to meet privately, behind closed doors. if there were to be any political discussion going on, that would be the time it might happen. victor, christi? >> delia, the question is what is the fruit of this meeting? if this is a break from politics and a day for prayer, it's obvious that the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu is not in attendance. what is the result from this, the fruit, hopefully?
>> victor, i think the way we have to look at this is, pope francis, we've called him the pope of the jester, a simple approach to complex problems. he said to both sides, come to my home at the vatican, like he would say to two friends who you wanted to get together to talk. he kind of brings a back to basics approach with the two political parties. when he was in the holy land he said the main obstacle to peace was fear of the other and fear of change. this is his back doorway of bringing the other together in a friendly way and trying to allay those fears. so certainly i think on pope francis' side he doesn't want to underestimate the power of bringing people together without the political connotations, to say this is a day of prayer. this is the day of pentecost, the feast of the catholic church which celebrates the holy spirit, whom they believe is the bringer of peace and certainly for pope francis i think that
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arizona governor jan brewer is outraged this morning at the federal government for sending busloads of undocumented children. as you heard, some of them just a few months old, to her state, since last month. >> more than 1,000 children could end up at a border patrol facility before today is over. all of them were caught as they illegally crossed the border in texas. >> these kids are just a small sample of a much bigger problem. here's cnn's rosa flores. >> reporter: what's behind these walls in arizona has many angry and here is why. on the other side of these chain-linked fences are children, hundreds of them, seemingly laying on the floor,
covered in thermal blankets. this is where immigration officials are moving more than 1,000 undocumented children to this makeshift detention center this weekend, just inside the arizona/mexico border. arizona's governor highly critical of the move, releasing a statement on friday saying in part, "i am disturbed and outraged that president obama's administration continues to implement this dangerous and inhumane policy. not only does the federal government have no plan to stop this disgraceful policy, it also has no plan to deal with the endless waves of illegal aliens once they are released here. if the obama administration put half the effort into securing our border as it has invested to institute this operation, our state and nation would not be facing this situation." this latest operation by federal immigration officials comes on the heels of an influx of women
and children over the memorial day weekend, caught illegally trying to cross into texas. hundreds were flown to tucson, then bussed to phoenix and left at a bus station to find their way. >> beginning on tuesday we started seeing families dropped off, including children most under the age of 5, some as young as 3 to 6 months old. >> they're now being released on their own recognizance. >> reporter: it's this weekend's transport of undocumented children to nogales that has called the entire operation into question. spokesman for homeland security tells cnn the number of undocumented children crossing the u.s./mexico border by themselves has increased substantially, calling it a crisis situation. officials say at least 60,000 children will try to cross into
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all righty, 28 minutes past the hour so you have a little bit of time to breathe this morning before everything gets going. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. >> take a look here, that is totalless, winning last month's stakes and denying california chrome the coveted triple crown. after the race california chrome's co-owner railed against the rules which allowed the horses not to run the kentucky derby or the preakness to run. he called it "the coward's way out." authorities say a small aircraft entered restricted air space and air traffic control was not able to communicate with the pilot. two f-16 fighter jets escorted
the plane to an airport. the pilot said outdated maps confused him. a georgia truck driver is facing multiple charges including death by auto. he's accused of causing a massive car crash that killed one person and critically injured comedian tracy morgan and two other people. if the driver was involved, walmart says it will take full responsibility. the fbi is investigating threats against sergeant bowe bergdahl's parents taken says it's taken them very seriously. of course we're hearing this as the "new york times" reports that bergdahl has told officials in germany the taliban kept him locked in a shark cage for weeks in total darkness. bergdahl is wearing his military uniform for the first time since he was captured by the taliban almost five years ago. number five, the pope is hosting a prayer meeting at the vatican today where shimon perez
and ma mad abbas will pray for peace together. they'll plant an olive tree in the garden. the two leaders were invited by the pontiff during his visit to the holy land last month. the numbers show that some churches are struggling to attract the 20-somethings, the 30-somethings that are waiting in long lines at hill song services in new york city. that church is doing pretty well. >> a 35-year-old hipster apparently is the main attraction. cnn's poppy harlow spoke with this unique pastor about the church's success and where he stands on several major issues. ♪ >> reporter: the music. the lights. the crowds. it looks like a rock concert. and the lines around the block are enough to make any nightclub
envious. but this, this is church. ♪ and some new yorkers can't seem to get enough of their unlikely pastor, carl lentz. >>. ♪ i take a realize >> reporter: carl lentz looks more like a rock star than the head of a rock star church. >> the lord is my shepherd and i lack nothing. one, two, three! >> reporter: this 35-year-old basketball fanatic, a walk-on at nc state who calls himself the unofficial chaplain for the new york nicks, is a pastor, the lead pastor of a church, hillsong nyc. >> if you ran from church your whole life because you didn't like the organization, we meet in the club and not going to sing the song you're used to hearing and not going to preach
a message you're used to hear. you can be religious about being a car thief, you can be religious criminal, but we have a relationship with god. i will dwell in the house of the lord forever. come on somebody, that is worth a pentecostal shout down. >> reporter: this is the american branch of the australian megachurch hillsong which boasts some 75,000 members in 12 countries. lentz and his wife, laura, started hillsong nyc three years ago after meeting at the chump's bible college in sydney. >> i got on my proverbial knees and said jesus, i need to give this a shot with you in charge. >> we have tried to create a place that is safe for people, like a home to people. ♪ it's not for everyone, and that's okay and that's the great diversity and the beauty of the house of god, the church. ♪
>> reporter: on an average sunday some 6,000 followers pour in over the day's five services. >> you just leave filled with the holy spirit. you don't feel judged at all when you walk in. >> when i came here i found what i was looking for, i found god. simple and plain. his presence here is phenomenal. >> reporter: the church baptisms are carried out here, in a times square hotel swimming pool. >> i feel amazing, i feel new. >> this narrow gate to jesus, some people are rolling right by it. >> reporter: watch lentz preach and you see his veins pop out of his neck. his intensity silences the entire congregation. >> jesus is here. >> reporter: whether or not you agree with his message, there's no denying lentz is magnetic. >> and you cannot find hope. this has to be your moment to say let me try the chief shepherd that has never failed
anybody. let me give the creator a shot at my life. >> reporter: is the next joel osteen? >> could well be. >> while they're complaining, moses is already praising. >> reporter: brian houston founded hillsong 30 years ago in australia with his wife, bobbie. are you concerned more people are coming for them more than the mess snanlg. >> not really. i've seen the same response all over the world, london, capetown, paris. he's a magnetic, attractive guy. his tattoos are a problem. >> you don't like the tattoos? >> they're okay, they're okay. >> they're stickers. thanks, bobbie, for pointing that out. bucket list. >> reporter: he seems to revel in the spotlight, but lentz would prefer you focus on his preaching rather than his
wardrobe. he says he's been blocked with visiting inmates because prison staff thought he looked more like a criminal than a cleric. >> it's so funny when people make comments about the way that we look almost like they don't mean to be judgmental but it's like i say what should we look like? you're implying there's an outfit i could wear that would bring peace to you. the whole point of our faith is to come exactly as you are. >> jesus loves you. he died and rose again so you could have life. >> reporter: you've got to admit that the way you dress, the tattoos, the way -- >> the whole point. >> -- gets people talking, is that a bad thing? >> you wonder why they call it a hipster church. >> i'm not a hipster. first of all let me explain a hipster is someone who lives in williamsburg, brooklyn, who has a much better beard. >> reporter: hillsong draws crowds, it also draws skeptics. >> any time a church can get people in the door it's a good thing but i think the problem
and the questions i have is, if we're getting them in under the guise of a cool experience or a cooler club type experience, is that going to sustain them? >> reporter: bret mccrake is the author of" himster christianity, when cool and church collide." >> the celebrity pastor becomes a draw it's a distraction from jesus. >> do you know your bible still works midweek? >> i don't know the acuoutremens and the life and style of a church is going to transform a young person's life in the long run. >> reporter: some might say this is christianity light, is that fair? >> i don't know what they mean, everything from shallow teaching to emotional music. i don't buy any of it. >> even when your bank account says zero, we have jesus. we're going to be all right, no fear. >> i heard the other critical bits of like well if you have a lot of people coming, you must be doing something wrong which is the weirdest concept in
history but wherever jesus went, there were throngs of people trying to get to him. >> reporter: and throngs of people tried just to get in to hillsong. >> our goal is not to turn some cultish thinking into new york city like you come to our church we're going to change. that's an arrogant premise. >> reporter: have people said that to you, this is cultish? >> for sure, yes. >> reporter: yes? >> even though it's the most preposterous allegation in history. >> reporter: can you see where that might be coming from? >> only because people uneducated what a cult is. we preach the opposite. you should go home and question what i preach. you should look it up in your own bible. >> reporter: getting american youth to read a bible is more and more difficult. 2012 pew study found one-third of american adults under 30 have no relingious affiliation, a big jump from past generations. >> they're like your church is
filled with young people. no, it's not, we just have some. i'm not criticizing, i'm just calling it what it is. >> christianity should be about unbridled, contagious joy, but religion has hijacked the fundamental ingredient of our faith. >> next poppy looks at how the church is attracting celebrities as well. and the question, is this alternative style the future of religion? i always say be the man with the plan
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it's a church some say for the hipster millenial crowd. >> as you may be getting ready for church today, maybe not, cnn's poppy harlow takes a look at whether this is the new religion. ♪ >> reporter: hill song church is drawing in the crowds, and making big money. one reason? their christian rock band hillsong united, with 14 million albums sold according to church founder brian houston. some news reports pegged the church's worth at $50 million to $100 million. are those numbers right? >> that would be in the ball park. it's tiny compared with the catholic church of course. >> reporter: tithe something encouraged. credit cards accepted. some people might look at it and say, well, they live in a very cool neighborhood, nice place on the river, you know, that's not what i equate church with. >> if you go down that road you
cannot be poor enough for some people. you can drive that car but not that car. we're never going to indicator to the mind-set of people telling us how to live. >> reporter: as pastor carl lentz star rises a host of celebrities have gathered around him. >> the goal of our church is from the nameless to the famous. our church should have celebrities we believe, we're trying to reach everybody. >> reporter: there's justin bieber who tweeted "i broke down today after one of lentz's sermons" and lentz baptized nba star kevin durant. we wanted to know where lentz falls on social issues and politics. >> my thing is jesus transcends politics. whether i'm right wing, left wing, democrat, republican. >> reporter: are you going to tell us? >> no, that wouldn't be in i fun. some christians say you can't be a democrat and follow jesus. that really bugs me. >> reporter: some of his positions are clearer than others. don't get drunk.
no sex before marriage. are gay men and women welcome in the church? >> absolutely. we have a lot of gay men and women in our church and i pray we always do. >> it's not our place to tell anyone how they should live. that's their journey. >> reporter: every article i've read about you guys, you decline to discuss gay marriage. >> yes, it's a misquote because i do discuss it, just not the way people want me to. when it comes to homosexuality i refuse to let another human being or a media moment dictate how we approach it. jesus was in the thick of an era where homosexuality, just like it is today, was wildly prevalent, and i'm still waiting for someone to show me the quote where jesus addressed it on the record in front of people. you won't find it because he never did. >> reporter: but people are finding hillsong, some 3,000 just turned up for one of the church's first events in los
angeles. >> hillsong l.a. is on its way. >> the funny thing about hillsong, whether it's the music or our churches is that we seem to do well with other people struggles. >> reporter: will we not see new the bible belt? >> i don't feel that's where we're called to be. >> reporter: lentz says he doesn't dream of building a megachurch or becoming a televangelist. >> success is not having a big church, a big portfolio, a lot of money, nice cars, prosperity for us is simply knowing jesus and having the right to repent from a sinful life and cling to that cross every day. thank you, guys, for waiting. we didn't expect to be at capacity already, of course. >> reporter: but he is redefining church for some. >> whether you like it or not, god is your shepherd. whether you like it or not, heys never failed anybody and's anot going to start with you, whether you like it or not, you need to hear it. he is going to lead you into something better. >> our thanks to poppy harlow and for more stories on faith, check out our belief blog at
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lebron james vows it will be all good for game two of the nba finals tonight. he says he's going to be 1 hub%. the miami heat all-star forward had a little hitch in his giddyap for game one, actually had to be carried off the floor. he suffered a severe leg cramp, as soon as james left the game, san antonio spurs went on a 16-3 run to win the blame. some blamed an air conditioning malfunction for the cramps, it was more than 90 degrees on that floor but san antonio promises the ac will be up and running tonight and james has suffered game time cramps before. christi? oh, victor, it is the biggest sporting event on earth, the world cup, it kicks off this week in brazil. for the next month, hundreds of thousands of fans are going to pour into brazil's 12 newly built stadiums and hundreds of millions more, maybe you, going to be watching on tv sets around
the world. cnn editorial producer nadia bilchik here. >> it's the biggest sporting event in the world. just to give you an idea of how many viewers, the time of the world cup in south africa in 2010 there were 909 million viewers watching the final. this is the sport that brought us pele and david beckham and now ronaldo, and you think about it, kids around the world can play soccer. all they need is a ball and sometimes not even a ball, sometimes they literally take string and form it into a ball and kick that around. it's very much a universal sport. >> um-hum, but there's a big controversy as i understand. >> brazil, people are saying we need hospitals, we need transport. we need schools. we don't need 11.3 billion dollars spent on world cup infrastructure, and there's this great picture, a graffiti art that really went viral that
exemplifies, here is a little boy and he's crying and he's hungry, and what has he got on his plate? he's got a football, and what are they saying? the world cup isn't feeding us. so big controversy in brazil, but i will tell you, i spoke to many brazilians this week, there is also great excitement. >> they're going to make money as well as the money they're spending. >> fifa makes the money. the country usually doesn't make money. fifa, the organization of the world cup, is who makes the money. so it's a whole very complex scenario, as to how it happens but it's very prestigious for the country. so for south africa in 2010, it was amazing. people saw south africa in a new light and germany in 2006 it was remarkable for germany, it was one of the first times since the second world war, people could be german and nationalistic and huge pride in being german. >> so many people are obsessed with soccer.
why not so much in the u.s.? >> it's growing in the u.s. >> it is? >> just to tell you, 41% increase in viewership 2010 to 2 200 6 and major league soccer has find sooind a $90 million deal with major network, which is an increase of four times, so we are going to see much more than we have seen and it will be interesting watching the u.s. side play. they've got a bit of a tough road ahead of them, because their grouping is tough. the first team that the u.s. are going to play is ghana and then they go to portugal and portugal is seeded four, and then they play germany, and germany is seeded two, so it's going to be tough for the u.s., but what you will not be seeing this year are these, these view vi vuvuzelas. what you are going to see is a kashevpla, looks like a water
can and much less noisy than the vuvuzela. >> good luck to the u.s. team. >> absolutely. i second that. >> victor? >> what, i don't get a vuvuzela? >> yes, there's another one here for you. we've got you covered. >> this is why i was cut out of the segment! we have good stuff come up after the break. special gift from one first grader to his classmate diagnosed with cancer and at the top of the hour, one of the owners of california chrome blasting the competition, blasting the sport saying that the other horse, their owners took the coward's way out. their point for sour grapes. ♪ 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 ♪ [ female announcer ] fiber one. (music)
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>> absolutely. thank you for sharing your time with us this morning. >> we've got much more ahead on the next hour of your "new day," it starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com all righty, we just hit 7:00. >> just hit it. >> right then and there. i'm christi paul. i hope you're on time this morning. >> i'm victor blackwell. for out west, this is "new day sunday." new this morning, dramatic new details about sergeant bowe bergdahl's capture by the taliban. >> how he's doing at a military hospital in germany might be surprising to some people to hear how well he's doing. today's "new york times" is reporting that the bergdahl said thetal pan punished him when he tried to escape and they did so by locking him in a shark cage for weeks, possibly months, in the dark. >> let's talk about the recovery. "the times" says bergdahl is healthier than expected after five years in captivity. he's walking, talking with
doctors, and has begun wearing his military uniform again, first time in five years, but he does not want to be called sergeant. >> let's go to cnn's karl penhaul who is in landstuhl, germany. what have you learned about his condition? >> reporter: well, christi and victor as you suggest a lot of the new stuff that we're learning about is coming from the "new york times," and that unnamed source that they're quoting from the defense department in washington, because here on the ground in landstuhl, medical doctors are still very much playing by the rules, they're observing patient confidentiality, and really not saying a lot beyond the fact that they're saying that bergdahl is stable, his condition is improving, and he is conversing with the medics around him, but as you say, from that "new york times" article some dramatic details, they suggest really the worst physical illness he might be suffering from right now is some skin problems and some gum problems, because of the kind of nutrition he's had and because
of his exposure to the elements over the last few years, and then on the psychological front well of course that account of him having been held in a metal cage at times for weeks at a time in total darkness, that kind of stuff really has got to be playing on his mind right now, and that is what the psychologists are trying to do, over the days that he is here in landstuhl trying to get him to come out of himself and to tell his story for the first time to this team of specialists around him, so that they can see what they can do to help him reintegrate back into both the military and back into his family, but in terms of the physical side, yes, i mean, he's a guy who is 5'9" tall and according to that "new york times" article, he weighs about 160 pounds. so really no signs that he's underweight or emaciated in any shape or form, christi and victor. >> part of the justification the white house has used for not speaking with congress 30 days
before taking someone from guantanamo bay was that this was urgent, that he had severe health concerns, but what we're hearing is that these are minor concerns overall physically. does that jeopardize their storyline? >> reporter: well really, you know, because of the political firestorm that this handover, this prisoner swap has generated, you do have to question as well some of the motives of the sources quoted in that story, what kind of agenda are they working, are they trying to play into the political controversy going on in the united states right now? we've heard president obama, of course, saying hey, i'm not going to apologize for anybody for getting bergdahl back. he's been there for five years. don't forget that. whatever were the events that led up to his capture, he had been held by the taliban for five years, and that has to take a toll on anybody both physically and mentally, even if
right now the first signs are that he's got no life-threatening illness. >> good to know. karl penhaul, thank you. so 6:55 eastern yesterday i was right in front of my television. >> i was, too. >> watching, hoping, waiting at this historic moment, maybe, for california chrome to become the first triple crown winner in 36 years, but last night, didn't belong to chrome. >> at the line, joel rosario was able to pass commissioner to win by a head. it was so exciting. >> it was, it was. >> neither of the top two had run in the triple crown's first two races, the kentucky derby or the preakness and the third place finisher did not run the preakness either. so looking sluggish, california chrome tied for fourth. >> there's also this injury we need to talk about to california chrome's front right hoof, may have cost him glory but in a heated rant co-owner steve
coburn blamed horses allowed to compete in the final challenge even if they skip the two lead-up races. >> richard roth was at belmont park. richard, let's talk about steve coburn's gripe and is it valid? >> well, many people will tell you it's not valid. it's coburn being a sore loser. he was not a happy man, even before this race. i had talked to him with other reporters a few days earlier and he was upset at the rules and all the commitments as an owner, he had to fill out paperwork. he said i think he needed a visitor's visa to come to the belmont, maybe the pressure was getting to him but right after the race he unlooshd a torrent attack on the horses and owners who had the "courage" in effect to beat california chrome by resting their horses from the other earlier elite races. >> it's not fair to these horses that have been in the game since
day one. i look at it this way. if you can't make enough points to get into the kentucky derby, you can't run in the other two races. it's all or nothing. it's all or nothing, because this is not fair to these horses that have been running their guts out for these people and for the people that believe in them to have somebody come up like this, this is the coward's way out. >> the rules he refers to are the fact that a couple of years ago they changed the system so that horses had to win points to enter the kentucky derby, the first leg of the triple crown, and that eliminated some horses but for decades, owners have rested their horses and so-called new shooters have entered at the belmont. this secretariat overcame this, seattle slew three winners of the triple crown in the mid '70s. i don't think coburn will get much support. it will be 37 years at least since we've had a triple crown winner, horse racing's most elite prize. >> we have to wait until next
season. richard roth, thank you so much. steve coburn, he's 61 years old, he said that because of the rules, he's never going to see another triple crown winner in his lifetime. >> let's talk about that. horse racing writer for "sports on earth" good to have you with us, gene. has the sports world seen the last triple crown winner, 36 years ago, affirmed, is that it? >> my guess is that no, the sports world has not seen the last triple crown winner. we'll get one of these eventually. it has been 36 years but we've had 13 horses win the derby and the preakness and some of them have come so heartbreakingly short by a nose or a length, length and a half. so one of these days i think we will get it done. it's unfortunate steve coburn had to make his comments after the race yesterday, but my guess is we'll eventually see a triple crown winner. >> what do you think about whacko burn said? in your opinion, is what he said
valid? does it really make a difference if these horses do not run those other two races? >> it does make a difference but i don't think his point is valid. non-sports fan may agree with him but this is how sports works. it happens in every sport, in basketball, in football. could you even make the case that in the derby, california chrome had four weeks rest where seven of his competitors had only three weeks rest. in his first race in the six-race winning streak he won the king glorious, he had seven weeks rest going into that race and the second place horse life is a joy only had four, so none of those other foes ever complained about california chrome taking a coward's way out and i don't think that steve coburn really has a valid point here. >> there are some who argue it's more about the second and third races, the preakness and the belmont, you need a speed horse that can win that short, quick
race at pimlico and a distance horse that can win at belmont. how unlikely is it to find a horse that can do both? >> well, it's really unlikely, obviously. we've had only 11 triple crown winners in history. we've only had three in the last 66 years and obviously not one since 1978. you know, california chrome, and there have been many who have had a chance to do this, but it's the difficulty of this triple crown campaign that makes it great, that's why these horses, we consider them the greatest of all-time, they are able to achieve this. they were able to win a derby where you might have to beat 19 others. you've had to be both fast and versatile and then also have the stamina to pass the test of the champion at the belmont, so that's the reason why this is such an elusive title to win. >> gene menez of "sports on
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injured in a chain reaction accident in new jersey. >> the actor's publicist says morguen is receiving excellent care in the hospital, with his family close by his side. that wreck did kill one person and left two others critically injured. truck driver is facing charges, including death by auto. >> alexandra field is in new york with the latest for us. >> reporter: a walmart truck driver is facing charges this morning in an accident that left actor/comedian tracy morgan hospitalized in critical condition and another man dead. the 45-year-old morgan who rose to fame on "saturday night live" and "30 rock" had just wrapped up a show at a casino in delaware. they were traffic northbound on the new jersey turnpike around 1:00 saturday morning when the accident happened.
>> six-week accident, two trick t tractor trailers involved. tracy morgan was involved, he is in intensive care at robert wood johnson hospital in new brunswick. >> reporter: killed in the crash 63-year-old limo passenger james mcnair known as jimmy mack, a fellow comedian and friend of tracy morgan. >> he always made sure there were programs for the kids, volunteered his time, great comedian, great river but very giving. >> devastated, we're devastated. james, i love you. >> the exact cause of the crash is still under investigation by state and federal authorities but new jersey new jersey state police say the driver of the tractor trailer failed to observe slow moving traffic, swerved and hit morgan's limo van, forcing it to overturn. according to the middlesex county prosecutor's office, the walmart truck driver, 35-year-old kevin roper of jonesboro, georgia, is facing one count of death by auto, and four counts of assault by auto.
those charges, forms of vek collar homicide and reckless driving under new jersey new jersey law. in a statement, walmart president bill simon said "we are profoundly so lly sorry thaf our trucks was involved. if it is determined that our truck caused the accident, walmart will take full responsibility. we will do what's right for the family of the victim and the survivors in the days and weeks ahead." alexandra field, cnn, new york. >> thank you very much. shelly sterling, the estranged wife of donald sterling may not be done with the l.a. clippers just yet. >> apparently even if she sells the team for $2 billion, she may still remain pretty close to that organization. ugh. heartburn. did someone say burn?
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organization. her attorney said they suggested the idea to the nba and the nba was receptive. no comment yet from the nba but she would not be a part of the day-to-day operations, only running this charitable foundation. >> what do you think nba fans, how are they going to react to this, because a lot of the clippers fans are like, we want sterlings out all together. >> if she's co-owner she gets the perks of ownership, she can come to the games, sit courtside n the luxury boxes. she can still be part of the team for their organization, their offseason stuff, anything that has to do with the team event, she can still be a part of as a co-owner. there will be certain sections of fans and players saying i thought we were going to push the sterlings out all together. donald sterling has a lifetime ban over his head when it comes to the nba. who knows how he'll play a role in front of the camera. if he's still married to shelly sterling he'll have some say behind the camera. >> the ban includes the charity. >> anything to do with the nba
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♪ ♪ talk to me, break it down ♪ spell it out 25 minutes past the hour. we hope that you're doing well this morning but boy, has it been a brutal, bloody weekend on the streets of chicago. 22 people have been shot, three of them fatally, in the city, since friday afternoon. >> our affiliate wbbm reports the police are calling several of the shootings gang-related, at least two police officers were wounded when gunfire erupted during a traffic stop. good news here, things are all clear at the u.s. capitol this morning after it was briefly evacuated yesterday. authorities say a small aircraft, a small plane there entered restricted air space. >> air traffic control wasn't able to communicate with the pilot so two f-16 fighter jets escorted the plane to a north
carolina airport and an official tells cnn the pilot said he had outdated maps and they confused him. >> i don't get that. the capitol has not moved in a very long time. which map are you referring to, sir? >> i don't know. boy, talk about a stormy sunday that it's turning into. we have threats of damaging wind, hail in the southern plains. >> let's go to missouri. people are recovering this morning after severe storms and reported tornadoes ripped through the area, damaging homes, destroying businesses. let's go to cnn meteorologist karen maginnis in the weather center. what is going on? is more going to stick around today in. >> it has been a sluggish weather system across the u.s. and here are our damage reports, about 14 tornadoes have been reported over the past 24 hours, most of those at ef0 or ef1, but lots of wind reports, high wind gusts around 70 miles an hour and we did see that across sections of missouri. my screen just went dark, this
is a view of atlanta, victor and christi, when you drove in, may have been a little lightning. it looked like the sun was going to come through, but no, the clouds reappear. we have the threat of 60% chance of showers and storms. look again at missouri, where some damage was reported there, with 60-mile-an-hour wind gusts and we don't have any reports of any injuries, but in southeastern sections of missouri, large-sized hail reported, trees down, people without power. all of this is part of a stubborn weather system that is languishing across the south central united states and this complex of storms is going to rake through oklahoma into texas, across arkansas, into southern missouri again today. already we're receiving reports out of panhandle of texas, and just to the south of lubbock, where they have seen substantial rainfall over the past several days, and there is some localized flooding reported there.
lots of lightning has moved on from oklahoma city and is now traveling along interstate 20 and dallas. you're going to see some showers and storms in your forecast, in the next couple of hours. where you see the green shaded area from lubbock to oklahoma city, to springfield, down towards little rock, this is where we have the flood potential, because days and days of rainfall, and the moisture, the water just can't soak into the ground anymore, so you're going to be very susceptible to flooding, flash flooding, or just flood warnings over the next several days at least, and as we take a look in the forecast as to what's going to happen for the rest of the day, stubborn weather system just languishing across the south central united states, but watch this frontal system. it sweeps across the midwest. as it does, chicago, this really nice, lovely warm temperatures you saw yesterday? well you're expecting temperatures mostly in the 60s as we go into the start of the work week, and still stormy
skies across the central u.s. back to you guys. >> we'll get ready for t karen, thank you very much. we will see you back here at the top of the hour, 8:00 eastern, for more "new day sunday." >> "sanjay gupta m.d. starts for you now. hey there, something surprising to start with, you're going so see how easily you can buy steroids and other medicines, sometimes with dangerous side effects with the click of a mouse. also we tell to you read food labels all the time butted those mysterious ingredients sometimes look like code words. or a foreign language. first you heard this advice for years, avoid eating saturated fat, red meat to a minimum, fat is bad. that's heart healthy. new book says the science doesn't support that and says butter, cheese and steak can be just fine. it's fascinating stuff but seems to go against a lot of