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we ran out of time for "the ridiculist." that does it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. have a great day. fatal attraction. the new questions being raised after a california man is accused of killing his long-time friend and kidnapping her daughter. midwest floods. towns left under water after severe storms pummel the area. >> first, jackpot. three winning tickets sold in one of the largest power ball prizes ever. we are live. >> did you win anything? >> i didn't win but i didn't say i was going to. >> i did. 51 cents. >> everyone won 53 cents.
congratulations. >> thank you. good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm john berman, 53 cents poorer. ivity is thursday, august 8th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> some people are waking up very, very happy and much richer. they won the power ball. three winning tickets were sold in minnesota and new jersey. if you want to see if you are one of the lucky ones, 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and power ball number 32. >> can you imagine if you are just learning that now. if you are watching and just found out you one, tweet us. tell us. >> what an amazing feeling. zain is in new jersey this morning at a supermarket where a winning ticket was sold. how are they feeling? i'm surprised they are not still celebrating. >> reporter: there's a lot of excitement in the air. three winners across the
country. more winners could be announced. two of them in new jersey. one of the winning tickets bought at the stop and shop. we are in new jersey just to give you a sense. it's a little town, four miles out of princeton, population, 43,000. one person in that 43,000 has a winning ticket in their coat pocket, purse or drawer. we hope they come forward. we are anxiously waiting. there are some states where winners can remain anonymous. new jersey is not one of those states. they have a year to collect their winnings. in terms of how long it takes to receive their money, it takes roughly two weeks. they have to collect cash from all the stores across the country. that takes two weeks. after that, the money is deposited in their bank account the next business day. we are looking at $448 million
split three ways. if you are in the new jersey area and you did buy a lottery ticket, it would be a good idea to check those numbers. >> and call me right now. please. we have a lot to talk about. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. two minutes after the hour. the other big story of the morning is rain, rain and more rain. heavy thunderstorms hitting already saturated areas in the midwest. there is no relief in sight. flood warnings posted in a dozen states. parts of missouri bearing the brunt of it. waynesville, it seems everything is under water. i guess there are roads under that. swamped cars and homes. a young boy died when he was washed away in a car. >> the southeast is getting pummeled by the storms. seven inches of rain falling in parts of georgia. flooding washed out a bridge in gilmore county. it's one of the hardest hit areas. a tornado in ohio.
the twister ripped the roof off this home in akron. it brought down trees snapping them in two. >> you can see the family standing outside, thankfully. powerful storms ripped through wisconsin. one person near green bay was killed trying to clear away debris. the governor plans to tour the areas today. indra, any relief in sight? >> this is the problem when you talk about a slow moving cold front. the thunderstorms are in the same area over and over again. we keep talking from oklahoma, kansas and missouri, look at the current radar this morning. once again, the thunderstorms in the region, on top of that, we are talking the threat of severe weather. pretty much bulls eyeing in the same region. the texas panhandle, a big bulk of oklahoma. the difference between today's forecast and yesterday, we were looking for the weather in missouri. that's the relief i can give you
knowing you are not going to have the severe thunderstorms. more rain in the forecast today. all the way through saturday night, this is the troublemaker. here is the cold front. slowly and i mean slowly making its way across. with that, all the moisture pooling up out of the gulf brings heavy showers in the northeast. watch the timing of this. how fast it goes and whether it stalls out. it will impact the rain we are seeing the next several days into the northeast. here is what we know about the southeast. forecasting heavy rain. two to three inches. atlanta, one to two inches. now the northeast, we are going to see, it depends on where the heavier thunderstorms are. there are place that is won't see much. if you get the heavy downpour, you have a threat for flooding. >> thanks for the warning, we appreciate it. a wildfire is raging out of control across southern california.
the fast moving silver fire in riverside county burned 6,000 acres, destroyed nearly a dozen homes and a lot of buildings there since wednesday afternoon. mandatory evacuations ordered in several communities there. hundreds of firefighters are battling the blaze. right now, 0% containment. the man suspected of murdering a friend and kidnapping her children. authorities are looking for james dimaggio. hees been on the run since sunday. the remains of a woman and child were found inside. the woman's two children, 16-year-old hannah anderson and her 8-year-old brother are still missing this morning. not clear if the child's body found is ethans. hannah recently said she didn't want to ceda monlg owe anymore. >> i know she said she was creeped out when jim told her he
had a crush on her. hannah told my girl that is creeped her out a little. >> the sheriff in san diego tells cnn they are not jumping to conclusions. they want to find dimaggio and bring hannah home. the ft. hood shooter is on hold after lawyers working with him told the judge they want off the case. hassan is representing himself. the team appointed to help him says he wants the death penalty. they cannot assist him with that goal. the judge will hold a hearing with hassan and the lawyers. a drone strike killed six al qaeda militants. this is the sixth in two weeks. that, as officials say they stopped an al qaeda plot aimed at gas. officials tell cnn it does not appear this was connected to the threat that led to a travel warning. 19 diplomatic posts remain
closed this morning after an al qaeda threat was intercepted, leaving intelligence officials on edge. consulates are expected to remain shut through saturday as the state department exercises an abundance of caution. >> connected to this, cargo coming into this country on planes from europe, the middle east and africa is being screened twice. a trade group tells cnn they told airlines to look over every piece of cargo multiple times to nothing is left unscreened. this is over an al qaeda strike. there are big problems at the crippled fukushima plant in japan. they are admitting 300 tons of highly radioactive power are pouring into the ocean each and every day. japan's prime minister is ordering them to help with the clean up and containment
operations. one plan being considered, freezing the ground surrounding the facility to stop the leaks. that's never been tried before. in brazil, three people dead after a bus plunged off a bridge. dozens more said to be injured. the bus was full of commuters heading home from work. a texas man who says he was repeatedly tasered at work is suing his former employer and two employees for assault and battery. the stun gun attacks were often video taped and posted on youtube. he says in the last nine months he worked at a houston car dealership, he was assaulted at least two dozen times. >> i was constantly looking behind my shoulder, distracted, couldn't sleep. i would look behind my shower
curtain at home. i was trying to buy a home and i couldn't just walk away. >> my goodness! that is awful! he claims his ex-boss held the camera and his taser being used. the employer calls the lawsuit frivolous. >> i thought i had a tough year. you never tased me. >> i don't have one. >> that's the only reason? >> yeah. i would never do that. that's awful. >> it's bizarre. >> there's got to be so much more to the story. >> workplace pranks, sometimes they go over the line. coming up, president obama refusing a meeting with russia's president. what is causing a rift between these two world leaders. three people killed, others wounded when a gunman opened fire at a town meeting.
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so it really does seem like a new cold war could be brewing. the white house says president obama will not meet with russian president vladimir putin around an international summit in that country. phil black is live in moscow for us. you can feel the frost all the way over here. >> reporter: yeah, john, the key trigger for calling off the meeting is the name we have come to know so well, snowden and russia's decision to offer him asylum. this is a cubecause of disagreements on international issues like syria, nuclear defense. also what's been taking place in this country, domestic russian
politics where the united states has felt increasingly uncomfortable and been critical of what it sees as a rollback of democracy and human rights here. a crackdown on the political opposition. itis been unhappy with a lot of anti-u.s. rhetoric in russian discourse. russia doesn't like being spoken to that way. sees it as meddling. that brings us to this significant point where you have the u.s. administration saying in a not too subtle way, we see no point in the leaders getting together. there's no point in talking. we don't think anything of significance can go achieved. >> you look at the calendar, you have a summit coming up. later, you have the winter olympics happening in russia. it could affect the u.s. participation in these games? >> reporter: i don't think it's likely you will see a boycott.
nothing at that level. in terms of an area of continued cooperation, these two countries will still work together on counterterrori counterterrorism. it's a big area surrounding the games. you have heard of the risk of the anti-gay propaganda which makes it illegal to promote homosexual relationships. the united states doesn't like this law, certainly doesn't want it to apply to visitors there. that is potentially a point of further tension. as the games approach and continued outrage, as it's become likely gay athletes and activists are going to test that law during the course of the games. >> it is sure to be an issue. phil black in moscow, thank you so much. appreciate it. it is 16 minutes past the hour. we are hearing from the father of a man accused of killing three people at a government meeting in pennsylvania. peter says his son was
distraught over the officials condemning and buying his property after a long running dispute over the condition. he says his son talked weeks earlier about quote, taking care of the matter. >> my shoulder there. >> the sheriff's department of the threats. the sheriff says they were never told he might be looking to target officials. in the michael jackson death trial, aeg live, they told the jury contracts for dr. conrad murray's services were never given to jackson's management team. the contract says murray was to do what was requested by the
producer, not jackson. the family is saying they are liable for his death. >> still no verdict in the racketeering trial of james whitey bulger. the jury got the case tuesday. it's been deliberating ever since. wednesday, the panel asked the judge that it must reach a unanimous verdict on all allegations. the judge said yes. the mob boss faces a life sentence if convicted. no connection between april's deadly fertilizer explosion and a paramedic that responded. he was arrested and charged with having bomb making materials. prosecutors say there does not appear to be a leak between reid and what happened in west texas. 50 people died when the plant explo exploded. the exact cause has not been determined. >> here is a weird story.
it's shark week. we get it. we can report a shark sighting in the unlikeliest of places. the new york subway. a wet, 1.5 pound car kus was discovered. passengers thought it was a toy. once they realized it was a shark, they posed for pictures with it. of course they did. they don't know how it got there. >> i doubt it swam there. that's my only contribution to this. >> there you go. how weird is that? people are odd. >> you see strange things on the subway. crash test winners and ludsers. which car ranked safer for your family, coming up next. mine was earned in djibouti, africa. 2004.
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securities between 2005 and 2007. no formal charges have been made. the banks mortgage operations are under investigation. it was caused by a large amount of risky mortgage investments gone bad. the government sued bank of america for defrauding investors. concerns of small cars, the sentra, seoul and forday got the worst rating for highway safety. they put compact cars through a new more stringent crash test. they went 40 miles per hour and hit a barrier. kia and nissan said the test went beyond what the requirements are. they are vowed to make safety changes. top marks to the civic, dart, focus, elan tro and scion. are you sentenced to jail, but don't like the
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kidnapped her daughter. new questions raised this morning on the motive behind the crimes. accused terrorist on a suicide mission. why the trial for the accused ft. hood shooter has been put on hold. first, you know the jackpot? three winning tickets sold in one of the largest power ball prizes ever. what we know about the winners. >> welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. it's 30 minutes after the hour. >> there has been hell to pay because we did not buy the winning ticket. zoraida is upset about that. >> yes. >> it is a good morning for people in new jersey and minnesota. someone there or groups there we don't know yet, they won or split the power ball jackpot. there were three winning tickets sold. >> ours was bought in new jersey. >> you are so bitter.
let me tell you the numbers. 5, 25, 30, 58, 59 and the power ball number was the big 32. zain is in south brunswick, new jersey. not the place where we bought our tickets here at cnn. it is a supermarket where one was sold. >> reporter: there's so much we don't know whether they were an individual or group. we know there are three winning tickets across the country tworks in new jersey. new jersey only joined power ball in 2010. they have already had five winners, five winning tickets. one comes from where i'm standing, south brunswick, new jersey. population, 43,000. i spoke to one of the workers at the stop and shop behind me where the ticket was sold. he literally cannot believe the amount of media attention this town has gotten in about five
hours. that brings me to the next point, if you win the lottery in new jersey, you cannot remain anonymous. some states allow you to. new jersey says you have to come forward. you have a year to collect your winnings. it takes two weeks for all the millions to hit your bank account. i did one calculation for you. $448 million split three ways, by the way, is $149.3 million. you can only dream. >> that's before taxes. if you take the one time -- you should be happy with your 53 cents. >> i know. it's nothing. >> thank you, we appreciate it. >> lottery stories are my favorite. 32 minutes past the hour. bad weather is hitting the u.s. mother nature does not want to let up. soaking rains leading to flooding. >> missouri is getting the worst of it with several inches of rain falling in parts of the state. waynesville there, that's where
three rivers converge. it's been under water for days. at least one person killed in the flooding, a 4-year-old boy in a car when it was washed away. in alabama, heavy rain left towns under water. upwards of three inches fell in an hour. flooded streets overwhelming the storm drains. lightning caused a house fire. luckily, no injuries reported. in ohio, a tornado tore a roof off a home near akron. no one was home at the time except the family pets. the pets were rescued there. little damage to the houses nearby. some trees there, not seen here, did get snapped in two. indra petersons is here with a sense of what's going to happen today. it's not getting better. >> we are watching the stalled cold front. it's about where it's going to be. the area hit the hardest with heavy rain day after day, keep
showing what the radar looks like in oklahoma, kansas and missouri. it's a similar picture today. only difference, not as heavy rainfall. either way, inundated with thunderstorm after thunderstorm. obviously, we are still talking about the flooding concerns in the region. the only good news is the severe weather threat not stretching into missouri like we expected it to in yesterday's forecast. not looking for severe weather, but rain in the forecast. panhandle texas and oklahoma looking for the threat of the severe thunderstorms. large hail and strong winds. here is the cold front. notice the red and blue. it's stalled on the bottom. this moisture is coming from the gulf. the question mark is the top half of the cold front. how fast is it going to go? is it going to stall out? it depends on whether or not it stalls for how much rain we are expecting over the next several days as far as the southeast is concerned. we are looking at two to three
inches in nashville. atlanta, one to two. two to three inches for springfield. the northeast, we get the heavier thunderstorms, we see heavier rainfall announcing the threat for flooding, otherwise, scattered showers in some regions. a mixed bag. definitely rain. >> thank you. >> thanks, indra. 35 minutes past the hour. breaking news from dallas. four people dead and several others injured in a shooting spree. the shooter went to a home in dallas with our affiliate wfaa says he was looking for his former girlfriend. four people shot two died. we went to a home, threw an explosive and two more died there. he has been arrested. some of the victims are said to be children. authorities in california and other states are asking, where is james dimaggio.
he's suspected of murdering a friend and kidnapping her daughter after his home in san diego burned to the ground. the remains of a woman and child were found inside. it's unclear if the child's body was that of the woman's 8-year-old son. but, her 16-year-old daughter hannah is still missing. family friends said hannah had been troubled by his admission he had a crush on her. there's a lot of speculation right now. we don't want to go too far out on a limb one direction or the other. we know they were lifelong friends. we are not exactly sure what that relationship was. we don't know if hannah is with him willingly or not. we just don't know right now. >> authorities are following up on a number of sightings but have not located dimaggio ar hannah. this morning, the court-martial who killed people
is on hold. stopped by the judge trying to sort out the legal twist. ed has more. >> reporter: defense attorneys appointed to assist hassan says he seems to be on a suicide mission after declaring i am the shooter in his opening statement. his stand by attorneys said hassan is working in concert with the prosecution to achieve a death sentence. he started to object. after hearing that, the judge brought the court-martial to a standstill. military experts say they have never seen anything like this. >> there's no tell whag he's going to do when he gets on the stand. if he testifies, which i suspect he will. >> reporter: from the start of the trial, hassan has shown no interest in helping himself. he killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 others in an attack at ft. hood. hassan asked a few questions of
witnesses. he's a quiet bystander acting as his own lawyer. the attorneys assigned to help can't let it happen. >> they are in a terrible predickment. they have to stand by and watch the person they are charged with assisting to represent himself, essentially put the noose around his own neck. they view this as fundamentally inconsistent as lawyers. >> reporter: this is where he would end up. there hasn't been a military execution since 1961. the legal road to the death chamber is full of detours created by appeals and needs presidential approval. based on recent past cases, if he gets the death penalty, he may never be executed. military law expert jeffrey corn says the legal drama we saw
unfold will not derail his murder trial. >> i suspect she's going to make major hassan acknowledge on the record, in this hearing that he understands the immense risk he's assuming. >> reporter: the question is what will happen next. what will the judge tell the three stand by attorneys. many legal experts, military legal experts said what they anticipate the judge will do is tell the three attorneys they have to continue on with their duty in assisting major hassan as stand by counsel. they are not sure at this point. the judge ordered everyone to reconvene thursday morning. perhaps we will find out what happens then. more questions about the deaths of two young boys in canada asphyxiated by a python in their home. the community remembered noah and connor barth as pictures
showed them playing in glass tanks that held snakes. the boys loved animals. >> they played with la mas and goats and horses. they played with dogs and cats in the hay loft. they went for a ride in tractors. that's the type of life they had. that's what we are going to try to remember. >> the snake escaped from the tank and fell on the boys after a pipe broke. qmi news reported the snake escaped before. they call it an accident waiting to happen. >> a tragedy. more information being demanded in the investigation of the irs targeting of political groups. they want the federal commission to turn over records of communications with the irs claim tlg have been inappropriate coordination between the two agencies.
after a chairman said he saw an e-mail from his agency to a former top irs official asking questions about a conservative political advocate group. the san diego mayor won't have to give a statement yet. he's under going what is called intensive therapy. more than a dozen women have come forward saying he made sexual advances toward thome. he says it was not sexual harassment. new york mayoral hopeful anthony weiner is down playing the grandpa moment. he called someone a grandpa at a forum sponsored by the aarp. they came face-to-face after he put his hand on mcdonald's chest. he says he's been called worse.
tough have thick skin if you want to be a politician. mcdonald is calling him a pun who can doesn't respect women or seniors. aarp says the comments were unfortunate. >> the glass is half full for anthony weiner. no matter what you call him, he's been called worse. a daring swim. 22 miles wile pulling a ton of bricks. >> why? why? >> makes perfect sense, doesn't it? we'll tell you why it happened, coming up next. gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber. chewy, oatie, gooeyness... and fraudulence. i'm in deep, babe. you certainly are. [ male announcer ] fiber one.
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the shark. he finished 21 hours later than expected. he made the swim to raise money for habitat for humanity. >> how sweet. congratulations. a virginia fisherman set a world record after catching a really big frankenfish. he hooked the 17 pound six ounce snake head. all the guys here are riveted by this. you should see the way they are looking at this fish. is this a big deal, guys? >> it's a big fish. it's slimy. >> it can breathe air. he beat the old record by two ounces. 17 pounds, 6 ounce. >> it's big for a frankenfish. >> i don't fish but they are riveted. >> it's the delivery more than anything else. it was compelling. let's see what's coming up on "new day." what's up, guys? >> i think the snake heads are
an invading species. in some places they are a problem. they eat and screw up the ecology. i'm in the business of knowing. >> often inaccurately, but this is a topic he knows a ton about. >> in the land of logic, which would be here or this world, a yellow world. we are going to talk about the news now. we have been trying to cover this as intensely as we can since it began. there's a manhunt under way. amber alerts spreading up the pacific west coast looking for this man named dimaggio. a mother has been killed. his home burned down. a 16-year-old is missing. an 8-year-old boy may also be missing. james dimaggio is in the middle of all of it.
the father is going to be on the show. it's a very active case. >> think what the father is going through. we are going to talk to him and find out what everyone needs to know. then we are going to talk about this, a town living in fear. residents in pennsylvania are concerned about the police chief you are looking at here. he was suspended for making profanity, gun laced videos. why they are asking for help. what is going on here? >> gives a bad name to gun owners. >> believe me, a very bad name to gun owners. this is not how most gun owners act. >> it's a bad stereo type. then we have a cnn exclusive. we told you about an american man who woke up in the hospital with amnesia and he forgot how to speak english. we have an update on his
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winning the open last month. round one begins after 7:00 eastern this morning. a cool part of this year's tournament is fans are going to get to pick where the hole is going to be placed on the 15th green for the final round. to cast your vote, head to pga.com. we rarely hear of criticizing bill belichick. welker grew tired of him calling him out in front of the team. belichick is still in his head. i'm not worried about what the broncos are going to think, i'm worried what belichick will think. that's crazy. cubs at philly's last night. in the seventh inning, attempting to score from second base on this hit. he's going to barrel into
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i have to say good-bye. zoraida is eating right now thachlt is all for "early start." it's time for "new day." take it away. >> have your breakfast like everyone else. see you guys in a little bit. >> i like to watch berman flinch. almost the top of the hour. it is time for your top news. i want to cry, but gotta be strong. >> severe threat.
flash flood warnings across the midwest. towns already under water. tornadoes tear through a town overnight and heavy rains heading up the east coast. manhunt. the search widens. now a cross multiple states. a girl abducted by a man who killed her mother. her father joins us live this morning. jackpot! lucky winners splitting the $448 million price. where were the golden tickets bought? >> your "new day" starts right now. good morning, everybody. welcome to "new day." it's thursday, august 8th. 6:00 in the east. i'm criscoe moe. >> i'm kate bolduan. we are all waking up, smiling, but losers this