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>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. we start tonight with a developing story. >> this fire as i pull out you could see how large it is. it spans anywhere from 30 miles plus south to north. >> 30 miles plus. a lot of arizona is on fire tonight. over the past week, some of the worst wildfires in state history have torched a total area the size of phoenix. the air is filled with choking gray smoke. thousands of people are fleeing their homes. about 266,000 acres of bone-dry
forests across the state have burned. the biggest is the wallow fire near the town of springer fooil with 180,000 acres now turned to smoldering ashes. it's already on record as the third largest in state history. more than 2100 firefighters are deployed to battle just that one fire. that includes 20 helicopters to hit the flames from the air. but so far, there is zero containment. fire officials warn there is still a lot of potential for this one blaze to get even bigger and more dangerous. >> the conditions are so dry and the fire advances and so fast, the fire will build a large plume and spot and move ahead three to five miles in a short time. a couple of hours. >> the resort town of greer is in the path of the wallow fire. joins us by phone is christy spellman who is still in her home but prepared to evacuate if that order comes. christy, thank you for joining us tonight. why are you still there when
everybody else has left? >> well, we pree evacuated most of our stuff to the shelter in sholo from the american red cross. but we decided to come back and wait it out and see if we were actually going to have to evacuate. because we heard there was a possibility that we wouldn't have to leave. >> so where you are now in your home, what can you see? how close are the flames and smoke from your house? >> well, we understand that the fire is probably about eight miles away. if it travels another two miles closer to us, they call it the trigger point, we'll be forced to evacuate within 24 to 3 hours pending. >> i said everybody else has chosen to leave. are there any neighbors or stragglers as they say who have chosen to stay in your neighborhood? have you seen anyone or spoken to them? . we still have a lot of locals just staying here to see how the conditions go. but most of the elderly folks or anybody with asthma and breathing conditions, vacated as
soons a the big brown smoke from the back burn came yesterday. >> i'm looking at one of the pictures that you sent into us. how's everybody doing there? what are you guys going through? >> everybody's very calm right now. the sky is pretty clear and the area is clear. but we're all kind of on high alert and ready to vacate at any time. we're all packed up and ready to go. >> all right. christy spellman, thank you very much. she may have to evacuate soon. she's staying now and she said there are a few folks who are staying as well. let's turn now to our meteorologist jackie square as. jackie, we said that it could get much worse because of the weather conditions. is that what you're expecting? >> things are going to be changing a lot between now and this time tomorrow. the wind are really going to be picking up. let me show you what's going on here. there you can see arizona. this is the big wildfire we've been talking about. we've got this big storm system here off the coast of california. that storm is going to be heading northeastward up towards nevada. what that's going to do it's going to pick up the southwesterly winds.
we're talking about gusts between 25 and 40 miles per hour. and that could really make that fire line advance very quickly. now, typically when we see something like this take place we're also watch the humidity start to move up. but it's so, so dry there that there's no way that air is going to get saturated and we'll start to get the threat of what we call dry thunderstorms. so we're watching for eastern parts of arizona into western new mexico for that. those are thunderstorms that produce lightning but really no rain. it evaporates before it ever reaches the surface. that can start new fires so that continues to be a great concern. it's very, very dry here. drought conditions all across the eastern parts of the state. it's been an incredible fire season for arizona and texas as well. a bunch of that state under drought conditions as well. let's show you our goggle earth here. this shows you all the heat signatures so you can detect these things from space. that's how hot the fires are. we'll zoom, in show you the wall of fire where the terrain has been a huge issue. we think about cactus. we think about sand when we think about arizona but not eastern parts of the state. this is very, very hilly here.
there are a lot of trees in the area. so there's a lot of fuel as we call it to keep this fire going. and we're talking zero percent containment and these strong winds coming in, don, that's very, very concerning. and those evacuations are likely going to be ordered in the upcoming hours why jack can i, we appreciate it. let's talk more about the weather. some 600 residents in hamburg, iowa are scrambling to evacuate tonight because of a levee breach along the missouri river. right now the breach is less than two inches in diameter. crews are working furiously to repair it. but they aren't sure they can keep it from becoming a major breach. if the levee fails, interstate 29 and parts of hamberg would likely be flooded. the rising water is posing a threat to nebraska as well. in flooded parts of fort calhoun, residents tried to salvage what they could. national guard members stand ready to repair a levee in the western part of the state. crews are also using a blackhawk helicopter to drop sand bags on
a levee. authorities in some towns are asking volunteers to help fill sand bags. and up next here on cnn, mother nature turns a day of fun into a day of terror. winds blow inflatable bounce houses up and over with more than a dozen kids going along for a very dangerous ride. and the casey anthony trial is one of the most talked about stories in the country. we're asking a panel of guests if the mother accused of murdering her own daughter may claim she is insane. also music star's home catches fire with his childrened in. and if you want any information on the stories that we're airing tonight here on cnn you can reach out to us on twitter, facebook, cnn.com/don and on foursquare.com as well. there's another way to help eliminate litter box dust: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder on dust. and our improved formulas neutralize odors better than ever in multiple-cat homes.
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wind one of the inflatables floated around like it was a plastic bag in the breeze. 13 people were hurt but the injuries were not serious. it happened saturday at a tournament hosted by the oceanside united soccer club. >> the rain blew everything down. >> i just -- they were dragging me. >> i was getting hot dogs. and i just happened to turn around and i saw the slide blowing in the wind. and i just -- i couldn't
believe. it was like something out of a movie. >> no criminal charges are expected. our new york affiliate wabc reports there have been 10 bounce house accidents so far this year nationwide. country singer trace adkins lost his home to fire but his three kids and their nanity managed to escape unhurt. the blaze destroyed adkins's 5,000 square foot house in the nashville suburb of brentwood. the singer was on a plane to alaska when the fire started on saturday. his wife was driving a few blocks away. she credits recent fire safety training at school for her kids ability to get out. no word yet on what caused that fire. with the president now in saudi arabia getting medical treatment there's renewed hope for peace in yemen. a tribal leader waging war against the government has agreed to a truce with the country's interim ruler. he's asking his fighters to evacuate buildings already seized and to halt all fighting in the capital.
news that the president has left the country sparked celebrations. a senior u.s. official says the president had shrapnel wounds and severe burns to his face and chest from an attack on the presidential palace pride. the government insists he'll return after undergoing treatment in saudi arabia. a suicide bombing at a bakery in northern pakistan killed 19 peopled to and injured 38 more. officials say 17 pounds of explosives were used by the attacker. the blast followed another bombing at a bus stand in the northern village in the north. six people were killed in that explosion which was remotely detonated. the israel military has a close watch on the go lawn heights border with syria tonight. israeli soldiers fired on protesters who stormed acrossed to. syria claims 25 people were killed and more than 300 wounded. the protests marked the 44th anniversary of the 1967 six-day war. israel seized the golan heights
from syria in that war. meantime defense secretary robert gates is making his final stop in afghanistan and he gave the troops an emotional sendoff. he's leaving his post later this month. he told a group of u.s. forces that he feels responsible for their well being and noticed that he signed the deployment papers that put them there. >> i just want you to know i think about you every day. i feel your hardship and your sacrifice and your burden and that of your families. more than you can possibly know. you are, i believe, the best our country has to offer. and you will be in my thoughts and prayers every day for the rest of my life. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> as for the planned withdrawal of u.s. troops, gates said he expects it to be a mix of combat and support elements, in his words "i have confidence we'll strike the right balance". t.s.a. pat downs are pretty much routine when it comes to
flying. but a lot of people still aren't happy about them. now one state may make those patdowns a crime. the bill's sponsor joins me live next. yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. introducing the brita bottle with the filter inside. [ woman speaking chinese ] thank you. do you have an english menu?
episode she had going through security lines at dallas fort worth airport. texas lawmakers heard her complaints and many others. they created a bill that would make it a misdemeanor for a tsa agent to touch a passenger's private parts. but just as this bill was about to go up for a vote, lawmakers got word from the justice department. if they passed the bill, the federal government could shut down texas airports, all of them. so joining me live is one of the bill's sponsors, texas senator dan patrick. thank you, sir, for joining us tonight. >> my pleasure. >> senator, first of all, how can a state law trump the tsa. that's a federal agency? >> it may be a federal agency. it doesn't give them the right to run roughshod over our liberties and our freedoms. the one thing the states cannot do is pass a law that trumps federal law. well, this isn't federal law, don. this is just a rule. and if we allow the tsa or the epa or any other government agency simply to pass rules and policy that some bureaucrat likes or think is right, then pretty soon what's the purpose of even having a state
legislature to protect the people's receipts? i'm elected to protect the rights of texans. and if i think the federal government is interfering in those rights, it's my job to speak out on behalf of texans. if the federal government doesn't like it they can take us to court and see who prevalleys. thomas jefferson was very clear. he said "resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions he wishes that it always be kept alive". it's being kept alive on this occasion. this is important that we speak up and say to the federal government, you just can't pass any rule that you want and expect the american public to take it. >> okay, senator, do you understand that we have an issue when it comes to terrorism and that they're doing it for safety reasons, don't you? >> i understand. i understand. but when i have a bill that says the federal government cannot grope people in a manner that would be illegal in the state of texas, then the tsa needs to respond to that. i don't like it as a state senator when i'm called off the floor and there are two members from tsa in the back hall of the texas capitol to tell me, you
know, senator, if you pass this bill we might have to shut down the airports in texas. then they follow that up with a letter that basic will said the same thing. i want our skies safe. but are you telling me there's not a better way to keep our skies safe without touching the genitals of a 6-year-old? or peeking in the bra of a grandmother simply because they with picked out at random? [ overlapping speakers ] >> i want to read the letter that you're talking about. but i want to make this point. you understand that it's not just texans who go through the airports in texas. it's people from all over the world that they're concerned about security for. >> i understand. let texas lead the way, don. >> let me read this letter. this is the letter that you talked about. the letter said "if the bill were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute. unless or until such a stay were granted, tsa would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew". so senator, i heard that you reintroduced a bill. how bad would you feel, though,
if the airports in texas were indeed shut down? >> they're not going to shut down the airports in texas. this is just the federal government bullying states. look, i want our skies safe for my family to fly, for everyone to fly. only 2%, don, of people are subjected to this invasive touching. these are people pulled out at random from the metal detector who decide not to go through the ait screener and then they're subjected to this invasive search. first of all a person can say no and not fly if they choose, to if they don't want to subject themself to that. but the t sa needs to come up with a new way to be sure our skies are safe without this invasive groping. >> okay. thank on right there. [ overlapping speakers ] >> you said they need to come up with -- let me get in here. you said that tsa needs to come up with a new way. what are youing then? how -- what are you proposing then? >> first of all remember it's less than 2%. so suddenly this 2% that they're picking out at random is going to make our skies unsafe. if they pull someone out at random and they don't want to go through the ait scanner because
they have cancer and their doctors advise them not to or for whatever other reason they can ask them a series of questions. there are a number of things they can do without touching a person in their private parts if that person wishes not to be touched. if you go on youtube you'll see children being groepd. what do we do? we teach our children don't let an adult touch you in that area. but at the airport it's okay if a tsa guy for what reason. look. we need to identify the people who are a threat to us. that's what we need to do. we don't need to pull granny out of the line and a 6-year-old out of the line. the tsa needs to do their job. they've done a good job of keeping us safe. they admitted to me, don, that they're looking at this policy. so the the new bill i've introduced -- i'm waiting for the governor to put it on the call. the new bill i've introduced would postpone the implementation of this in texas until march 1 of 2012. that gives them nine months to solve this problem. i've never had an issue. and i've carried a lot of key issues in the texas senate. i've never had an issue that has got this overwhelming response
from the public. they want our skies safe but they don't want the federal government to instruct through a rule, not a law, to touch women and men in private areas for no reason. >> senator, we get your point. thank you very much. we can talk about this all night but we appreciate you coming on. texas state senator dan patrick. >> thank you. >> thank you. it's the all-consuming question when it comes to sarah palin. will she or won't she make a run for the white house? hear how she's answering what she's going to do now straight ahead. emily went right on living. but you see, with the help of her raymond james financial advisor, she had planned for every eventuality. which meant she continued to have the means to live on... even at the ripe old age of 187. life well planned. see what a raymond james advisor can do for you.
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>> i honestly don't know. it's still a matter of looking at the film and considering much. there truly is a lot to consider before you feel yourself being out there in the name of service to the public. because it's so all consuming. all right. so she hit the road. she visited historic sites. but we still don't know for sure if sarah palin is running for president. erol lewis joins me now as he does every week. he's a political contributor and new york anchor for new york one. what do you think about the sarah palin tour? >> i think it's -- it seemed to work for her. got a lot of coverage, which is obviously what she intended. i don't know if it helped her very high negative poll ratings across the country. of course she made a little verbal gaffe at the end which is probably going to stick to her for quite awhile. but she's increasing her visibility. she's trying to make up her mind. she's trying to see how this plays. and once somebody has received
as she did 59379 -- 59.9 million votes. she did put herself before the voters once before and did pretty well. she's got no reason to think that this is not her nomination for the taking. >> you know, as we said with donald trump, as people would say to me off the air with donald trump, i don't think he's going to run. he's not going to run. nobody would say it on the air. i'm going to ask you about saimplt in the end do you think she's going to run? >> if i had to bet i would say yes for those two reasons. again she's run before. she got almost 60 million votes. that ain't bad. and she also has spoken before a convention. that's one of my private indicators i've developed over the years. when you're standing in an arena and 20,000 people are screaming your name, i'm told that it changes you. and it's kind of hard to go back to just as we found out with her, it was hard to go back to just be the governor of alaska. so she's obviously got her sights set high. she thinks that there's something seriously wrong with the country. she's got all of the
ingredients. it's check check check. i wouldn't be at all surprised if she ran for president. >> i would imagine that can be intoxicated to hear thousands of people screaming your name. so let's talk now about president obama. this week we learned, errol, that manufacturing has declined, housing prices are still falling, hiring slowed dramatically. and the republicans seem pretty disorganized. but you've made this point before. the economy could spell trouble for the president in 2012. >> oh, definitely. he's got -- look, the president's got some serious disapproval rating that he's got to be concerned about. it's not a clear -- there's no clear correlation between economic performance and re-election by different presidents, but there are a lot of people who did get tossed out because the economy was falling apart. so you ask jimmy carter, why didn't you get re-elected? i'm sure he'll tell you something about the economy and the stag nation he had to fight. gerald ford before him. certainly the first george h.w. bush, he had a rotten economy. .
and his opponent exploited it masterfully, bill clinton. so they've got plenty to worry about in the white house. on the other hand, there are presidents, fdr had double-digit unemployment, up around 15,16%. he got re-elected both in '36 and in 19406789 and even ronald reagan. his recession peaked at close to 11% unemployment. and he knocked a full three points off it and got re-elected resoundingly in 1984. so they've got cause to be worried. but it's still too early to reng down the curtain on this one. >> i want to ask you about this, but busst because you know new york congressman anthony wiener. you've known him for years. you introduce -- interviewed him this week. what do you make over the controversy of the photographs sent from his twitter account? >> first of all i saw at least one accounting of how you could very easily sort of spoof or fake such a photo. so i wouldn't rule that out. everybody seems to be saying, why doesn't the congressman simply say x, y or z.
and i think people should get themselves used to the idea that he knows he could say x, y or z. and for whatever -- the reason he doesn't want to.is that as bad as his political standing might have been damaged in the last week, perhaps saying x, y or z would damage it even further. so i think that's the holding pattern we're going to be in for the foreseeable future. >> errol louis. appreciate it as always. >> a quick reminder for our audiencing, i'm be in new hampshire this friday to begin our coverage of the republican presidential candidates debate. i'll be live and anchoring this show from there through the weekend. make sure you watch the debate. a week from monday the republicans square off at 8:00 eastern, live from new hampshire right here on cnn. a huge wildfire forcing thousands to flee for their lives in arizona. thick smoke fills the air as flames cover more than 260,000 acres. we'll have the very latest for you. anded to marks 30 years since the first case of hiv aids was reported. the aids quilt honors the millions killed by the disease.
ahead, a hiv positive woman shares her personal connection to the quilt. but first, if you're looking for a job or looking to buy a car, the month of june isn't starting out in your favor. but there's good news for u.s. winemakers. alison kosik has detail in this week's getting down to business. >> reporter: the u.s. job market takes an unexpected hit. the economy added just 54,000 jobs in may. it's a sharp drop from the month before when 232,000 jobs were created. the unemployment rate also unex perktedly inched up to 9.1%. that means almost 14 million americans can't find work. and car shoppers get a dose of disappointment to start the month as well. if you're in the market for new wheels it will cost you more than ever. truecar.com says the average price of new car is up 2.1% from last year with an average price tag just shy of $30,000. and finally, move over, friends, the u.s. is now the
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time for headlines. now. massive wildfires in arizona are forcing thousands to flee their homes tonight. more than a quarter of a million acres have burned over the past week. one of the largest in state history is the wallow fire in northeastern arizona near the town of springerville. the cause of the blaze which has scorched 180,000 acres under investigation. crews are working to repair the breach of a levee along the missouri river. the breach is forcing the evacuation of 600 residents at
hamberg, iowa. the breach is less than two inches in diameter, but engineers aren't certain it can be repaired. if the levee fails, interstate 29 and parts of hamberg would likely be flooded. into celebrating -- yemen celebrating the dep tur of its president. a tribal leader that is agreed with yemen as vice-president to stop the fighting. the president is in saudi arabia getting medical treatment after being wounded in an attack on the palace. but the government insists he will return. israel says its soldiers fired on an angered mobbed to trying to cross the border between syria and the occupied golan heights. syria claims 25 people were killed and more than 300 wounded. protesters stormed across the border to protest israel's seizure of the golan heights in the six day war in 1967. ed to is the anniversary of the start of that war. now to the big stories in the week ahead, from the white house to wall street, our correspondents tell you what you need to know. we begin tonight with the
president's plans for the week. >> reporter: i'm brianna keeler at the white house where on tuesday president obama will host german chancellor angela merkel for an official visit. they'll be discussing a range of topics, everything from the nato-led mission in libya to the global economy. and then on tuesday night, the president will host a state dinner for the chancellor. on wednesday, following a week of some disappointing economic numbers, the president will host an event on manufacturing jobs. thursday vice-president joe biden leads yet another round of those deficit reduction talks with bipartisan congressional leaders. >> reporter: this week is going to focus on the office of the secretary of defense. the current man holding that job, robert gates, starts the week overseas on one of his last visits to some of his counterparts in other countries. the man who's been nominated to replace him, cia director leon pa net tax will be on capitol hill on thursday for his
nomination hearings. a lot of big issues on the table, how many troops will start coming home from afghanistan in july and how much will the defense budget be cut? all that could be on the plate for the next defense sex different defense secretary. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate rick santorum formally anouchbss for president. he announced in his home state. tuesday another gop white house hopeful, former minnesota governor tim pawlenty, gives us being billed as a big speech to lay out his plans to boost the economy and create jobs. >> reporter: after just an abysmal week of economic kmus news and roller coaster ride for the stock market keep your eye on wall street when that opening bell rings on monday morning. ben bernanke is set to speak on monday at the international monetary conference in atlanta. we'll see what he has to say about the state of the u.s. economy. and then on wednesday we'll get the feds' latest report on how different regions of the country are faring, where there's recovery and where there is not. and following friday's much
worse than expected jobs report we'll get the weekly jobless claims numbers on thursday morning. we'll see how the market reacts to all of it and we'll track it all for you on cnn money. meteorologist jacqui jeras is here. jacqui, travelers out west, air travelers better pay close attention. >> that's where we expect most of the trouble for nom. we still have trouble there yet tonight. often we don't see airport delays at this time of the delay. but we've got a ground stop in los angeles and philadelphia looking at 30-minute delays. tomorrow we'll see our storm system make its way onshore, bringing a wet weather to the west coast and very windy conditions across the four corners. so let's take a look at our top three cities for tomorrow's commute where the worst weather will be minneapolis. we're looking at low clouds and thunderstorms in the morning. you're number three. number two, salt lake city with wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. and the number one city for your worst travel tomorrow, san francisco takes the cake. looking at some low clouds and some showers across parts of the
morning. we're also looking at some extreme heat. we had a number of record highsed to. we're focusing on the nation's midsection in the southeast where it's going to feel like triple digits once again. it was 105ed to in houston. that's an all-time record for the month of june. an all-time record for the date. >> i did something really crazy. i went for a run at nooned to in atlanta. >> at noon? i suggest before 9:a.m., my friend. >> i know. drink your water. >> lots of water. you're going to need it. >> appreciate it, jacqui jeras. thank you very much. ed to marks the 30th anniversary of aids. u.s. held officials first reported it as a rare form of pneumonia on june 30, 1981. i spoke with a woman who made several panels for the aids memorial quilt. she is herself hiv positive and she's tonight's what matters. >> what i do when i make the quilt panels, i make them so that in the statistics where we hear about it's 30 million people every day or whatever, each panel represents a person.
>> right. >> and i make the quilts so that we'll know it's not just a number, this was a person in my life that i loved. >> and this is ricardo, someone that you loved. >> yes. >> let's take a look an at this one. what is this one? >> i'm take ricardo. >> this is a brother and a sister. >> this is my mom and my uncle. and this talks of -- shows pictures when they were kids. it has they're grown up. >> does it seem like you get a little emotional when you talk about it? >> i do. >> why? >> not only is it putting a face to the number but it's also a healing process. and what we have to do is we've got to get away from the fear and the stigma that keeps us from talking about hiv, because that's what conditions to keep it rampant in our communities because it's such a shush shush thing. >> thank you, miss laughter.
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world's most powerful men. monday he will be arraigned in a manhattan courtroom like a common criminal. dominic strauss kahn, former head of the international monetary fund, faces charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. well, he is out of jail on bail, cnn's alison kosik reveals his living arrangements are nothing short of sensational. >> reporter: dominic strauss kahn is expected to plead not guilty to the charges against him. while this is just the beginning of the legal process for him it's already been a very long ordeal. it's a story that created an immediate sensation. >> dominic strauss kahn, the leader of the international monetary fund and a possible candidate for president of france, was arrested earlier this morning for the alleged sexual assault of a new york city hotel maid. >> reporter: the allegations were sordid. >>ed in, 62-year-old strauss kahn allegedly was naked in the bedroom and grabbed at maid, chasing her through the suite. authorities say as she tried to escape he shut the door and
allegedly forced himself on her, sexually assaulting her. >> reporter: a late night perp walk horrified his french countrymen. the next day his lawyers proclaimed his innocence. >> he denies these charges. >> reporter: the victim's attorney says she's telling the truth. >> the trauma that has taken place in her life is extraordinary. >> serious allegations have been made and denied. >> reporter: since his arrest, the news media has closely tracked every move strauss kahn makes. >> he's going back to reich ers tonight. >> out on bail for his arrest after allegedly trying to rape a hotel maild. >> he'll be sleeping that normal bed. >> reporter: sort of normal after being rejected from the swanky apartment he had hoped to stay. >> the reason that he had to move is because members of the press attempted to invade his private residence. >> reporter: strauss kahn ended up in a not too shabby place, recently on the market for almost $14 million. >> a 6800 square foot luxury townhouse. >> has its own gym, home
theater, spa and bar. >> reporter: a high-profile lifestyle for a man facing high-stakes charges. strauss kahn remains under a 24 hour security watch. and there are even reports that there were big umbrellas put up on his rooftop terrace to keep out prying eyes. one thing's for sure. we'll get a look at him monday when he appears in court. don? >> thank you, alison. next, the casey anthony trial. jurors getting an earful of jailhouse phone conversations between the woman accused of killing her own daughter and her family. >> but do you think after this long she'd still be local? >> there's a possibility. >> what's your gut telling you right now? >> my gut is telling me that she's okay. >> okay. and your gut tells you that she's close or she's hiding? >> she's not far. i know in my heart she's not far. i can feel it. >> we're talking to someone who was inside the courtroom when
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one of the biggest days of testimony that we have seen in this case. >> a lot going on. a lot of emotional testimony by cindy anthony. >> the smell of the car was like something i had never -- it was pretty strong. >> the pontiac sun fire. that's the car that prosecutorses say they believe kaylee was once in. >> her favorite doll was in the car seat. i sprayed the doll and i sprayed fa breeze all through the car. >> cindy anthony breaking down as the prosecution played tapes of her 911 calls. >> i found out my granddaughter has been taken. we're talking about a 4-year-old little girl. >> there's something wrong. it smells like there's been a dead body in the damn car. >> the trial resume monday in orlando, florida. she of course is a young mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter kaylee in 2008. much of the testimony has been riveting. a panel of experts join me to
share their insights into what might be happening inside casey anthony's mind as this trial unfold unfolds. >> i helped in every way that i possibly can since the day i got here. >> you're the one that can control everything. >> no. dad, please. >> sweetie -- >> i'm not trying to get you upset. i'm trying to talk to you. >> no. but i am upset now. i'm completely upset. one, the media's going to have a freaking field day with this. >> behavior expert wendy walsh, they are cod ling her. they're cod ling her. >> because this is clearly a family who can't remember whose problem is whose. but in watching her listen to the recordings of those jailhouse phone calls, i see her eyes darting in a way that shows she's analyzing. what did i say? did i say something to incriminate myself? how am i going to answer to that? she's not a grieving mother going, oh, my goodness, i doesn't want a replay of this awful tragedy that's happened to
me. it's how do i get myself off? >> yeah. i agree. i think she's doing everything she can to sort of think in the moment. she's not recounting something that happened before but she's creating right at that time to try to sell the story to her parents. >> holly, you say it's almost like the usual suspects. >> that's exactly white is, don. because what she's done is take little tiny bits of her reality. like jeffrey hopkins. that was a kid she went to grade school with. he takes the stand. now he is supposedly the one who introduced her to zenaida that was his girlfriend at one time and his little son zachary was babysat by her. and he gets on the stand, he says, "i haven't seen her since grade school. i don't know what you're talking about. i never had a son. i never had anything". so what we're seeing here is that she's crazy, all right. not legally insane but she's crazy like a fox as you and i were talking about earlier. because she takes a little bit of reality and she wooefs it
in -- weaves it in. that's what's going to cook her goose in this trial. >> leonard pits, go ahead. >> she's creating a fantasy and chosen to live in it which is kind of pathetic. but again, i agree with your guest that that's not going to save her at trial. that's going to i can't improve month phrase that's going to cook her goose. >> this is what i want to know. i want to know, drew, when you're sitting in that courtroom and watching the faces when she's watching herself, what are people -- what's the ex -- expressions on people's faces? >> there have been times that she just sits stone faced and doesn't really show any emotion, kind of stares into the computer screen. she's watching these videos as they're being played in a monitor right in front of her. it's almost as if she's looking through the screen. i spent a good goode amount of time watching the juror's reactions. earlier in the trial they focused more on the judges and the lawyers. as these videos were played, i noticed them looking up more at casey anthony and kind of trying
to digest the two different caseys, the one that she pore trace herself in court and the one that she is in these videos where she's telling her dad that there's still hope, telling her mom there's still hope that kaylee can be alive. all the while the defense now even admits that she knew kaylee was dead. >> wendy, here's the thing. as holly says she's crazy like a fox. so is there the possibility -- i have to ask and maybe you can weigh in as well, holly -- of an insanity defense? is she insane? >> no. >> go ahead, wendy. >> no. because the kind of lying, the definition of the insanity is an inability to understand what they did was wrong. but her lying is all about covering her butt because she clearly knew what she did was wrong. >> gavel to gavel coverage of the trial can be seen in in session on true tv and on hln. stay with us. your stop story top stories are next. plus an acrobat completes a daring high wire walk. but what's even more interesting
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history comes full circle for a famous family of acrobats. the great-grandson of the famed high wire walker carl wallenda has completing the feat that killed his ancestor more than 30 years ago. remember the flying wallendas? he walked across a 300 foot long wire between two hotels in san juan, puerto rico. his mother lila did it, too. back in 1978 carl wallenda fell to his let's trying to make the same walk. he was 73 years old. before we get out of here, in the headlines massive wildfires in arizona forcing thousands to flee their homes tonight. more than a quarter million acres have burned over the past week. one of the largest is in state history is the wallow fire in
northeastern arizona near the town of springerville. the cause of the blaze which has scorched 180,000 acres under investigation tonight. crews are working to repair the breach of a levee along the missouri river. the breach is forcing the evacuation of 600 residents in hamberg, iowa. it the breach is less than two inches in diameter but engineers aren't certain it can be repaired. if the levee does fail interstate 29 in parts of ham berg would likely be floo flooded. yemen is celebrating the departure of its president at least tempt prarl and possibly of a truce. a spokesman says a tribal leader that is agreed with the vice-president to stop the fighting. the president is in saudi arabia getting medical treatment after being wounded in an attack on the palace. but the government insists he will return. israel says its soldiers fired on an angered mobbed to trying to cross the border between syria and the occupied go lawn heights. syria claims 25 people were killed an more than 300 wounded. protesters stormed across the
border to protest israel's seizure of the golan heights in the six-day war in 1967. ed to is the anniversary of the start of the war. defense secretary robert gates is making his final stop in afghanistan. he's leaving his post later this month. he told a group of u.s. forces he feels responsible for their well being, noting that he signed the deployment papers that put them there. as for the planned withdrawal of u.s. troops, gates said he expects it to be a mix of combat and support elements. in his words "i have confidence we'll strike the right balance". my favorite story of the day right now. a touching story from a scene of devastation in massachusetts. a family reunited with the puppy that was sucked out of their home by a tornado last week. a state trooper found him alive under the wreckage of a house. look at that cute little face. one family member described the terror of watching the puppy being torn away from them. >> we could hear his nails being dragged across the floor. and he was just crying. you could hear him hitting the
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