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it's been three days now since the world thought a boy was trapped in this runaway balloon and now authorities say they're about to file criminal charges in this case. hurricane rick picked up strength and is now a strong category 4 storm. where it will eventually make landfall. the swine flu vaccine is being use d to fight the virus seem to be slow in coming. >> hey, thanks for spending much of your sunday with us here at "hln." i'm natasha curry. colorado authorities could soon file criminal charges in that balloon case.
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we expect to hear more at a news conference. thursday, it was feared that 6-year-old falcon heenie was in this balloon. speculation has mounted that it was all a publicity stunt. >> we have made some significant progress in this investigation. obviously, we are conducting interviews as we speak. we have been conducting interviews since noon. we've had investigators here as well as at the house. we're in the process of drafting and completing drafting, and object taning some search warrants and we do participate at some point in the future there will be criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> sheriff's deputies were seen entering and leaving the heene family home, they took several boxes and computer with them. the boy's parents were questioned for several hours yesterday. >> i was talking to the sheriff's department just now to
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further things along. we're doing well. >> richard heene and his wife insist their fears that their son was in this balloon were genuine and not part of a hoax. new this morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in iran today, including five senior commanders of the country's revolutionary guard. among the dead, deputy head of the revolutionary guard's ground forces. a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up during a conference between shia and sunni groups in southeastern iran. no one has claimed responsibility, tehran is accusing the group jindala, of carrying out the attack. hurricane rick is now a strong category 5 hurricane. the winds have been clocked at 180 miles an hour. forecasters expect rick to lose steam and turn toward baja, california, then toward mainland mexico later this week. rick is the second strongest hurricane ever in the eastern
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north pacific. in 1997, winds from hurricane linda topped 185 miles per hour. more than 3,000 u.s. troops scheduled to go to iraq are staying home. a unit based in ft. drum, new york, was supposed to relieve another combat brigade unit in january. military officials say iraqi security forces will be able to handle that patrol. getting political factions to compromise. >> reconciliation is a difficult business. they don't like each other, you have to get them to work together, get them to understand their futures are together. and then you have a bombing, which make it is even tougher. again, iraqi people have really signaled that they are really sick and tired of this stuff. >> yesterday's iraq security forces were the targets of militant attacks. at least nine people were killed. four soldiers died in an assault against an iraqi army convoy
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outside fallujah. in ramadi, a suicide bomber blew up a key highway bridge. the u.s. military used the bridge to transport equipment out of iraq. a third person has died after taking part in a sweat lodge ceremony in arizona. liz newman died yesterday. ten days ago, she was among more than 50 people inside a sweat lodge run by self-help guru james arthur ray. authorities are treating the deaths as homicides, but haven't filed charges yet. a spokesman says that ray's team, trying to figure out what went wrong, is cooperating with police. after spending nearly four months imprisoned in iran, a "newsweek" reporter is free on bail. he was arrested in the aftermath of opposition demonstrations protesting the re-election of president ahmadinej a.
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d. he was put on trial and stands accused of making false accusations against the government. a justice of the peace, who refused to marry an interracial couple says he has nothing to apologize for. the elected officials in south louisiana has drawn widespread criticism. keith barwell says he does not marry interracial couples because he's worried about their children's future and says he do not regret his recent decision. >> it's kind of hard to apologize for something that really, truly, down in your heart you don't feel like you've done wrong. >> the couple found another justice of the peace to marry them. bardwell has served as justice of the peace for 34 years. his term ends in five years. he says he had decided earlier not to run again. deaths from the h1n1 virus are rising, especially among children. but as kitty pilgrim reports, only a small amount of vaccine
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needed to combat the outbreak has been shipped. >> reporter: it's week 41 of the swine flu epidemic and the delivery of the vaccine is still uncertain in many parts of the country. the injectable vaccine only shipped this week. >> initially we only had the nasal spray available, now it's about half and half that are available and we'll be coming out to the states relatively soon. >> reporter: cdc says they've ordered enough to provide 251 million doses, but this past monday only a fraction of that order, 9.8 million vaccines, were available to be shipped. only one maker of the swine flu vaccine, sanofi pasteur is manufacturing it in the united states, some 75 million doses. other three producers, csl, medlmmune and novartis makes their vaccines overseas. 1.2 million people, it only received 600 doses of the
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injectable vaccine today and 1,000 doses of the nasal spray last week. they say they will need 300 to 400,000 doses. stephen levy, county executive, says supplies are uncertain. >> we got that shipment today, of the 600 injectable form. and we're hoping for thousands more to come. we think sporadically over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: dr. david graham, chief deputy health commissioner of suffolk county says he only finds out day-to-day what they will receive. >> we certainly could use more, and the sooner the better, but for the doses that we do receive incrementally, we're going to administer them as soon as they come in. >> until then, the county is prioritizing high-risk people to receive their shots first. kitty pilgrim, cnn. this morning, we're following new developments in that balloon story from colorado. authorities there are going to have a news conference this
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afternoon. now, we're expecting them to tell us more about the charges that they plan to file in their investigation. here's a quick look now at what millions of us watched last thursday, as police and the military scrambled to save 6-year-old falcon heene. >> this is a very, very dangerous situation, not only to the 6-year-old boy, but the people on the ground. this thing is moving at a very fast velocity. >> they are very upset. this balloon was never meant to actually carry anybody. it was just a family project they were working on. >> he's going down. he's at 100 feet. this is ending. >> he's coming down? >> yes, he is coming down. >> the balloon floated in the sky for 50 miles before finally hitting the ground. of course, the young boy was not inside this balloon. stay with "hln" for the very latest developments and for the sheriff's news conference this afternoon. some people considering elective surgery are looking at having it done outside the u.s.
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as a way to save money. so, is that a smart decision? dr. sanjay gupta looks at the pluses and minuses in today's "fit nation" report. >> reporter: it's 10:00 am in san diego, and sharon howell is just arriving on a flight from atlanta. she's heading south to tijuana to have laparoscopic banding surgery. >> i attempted to have the surgery back in the states and the insurance company made it extremely difficult. >> reporter: so, sharon decided to become a medical tourist. >> we all looked up the facility, the physician, saw that he was highly credentialed. >> reporter: her experience so far? >> incredible. >> reporter: and the price tag, about $6,000. that's less than a third of the cost in the united states without insurance. >> it's a different economy, different cost structure. insurance cost for the facilities for the doctors, a bunch of different factors that, if you add them up, some up to
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the cost but does not, in any way, affect the standards of quality. >> reporter: there can be risks when seeking care abroad, so says emory university's dr. john sweeney. >> the long-term follow up and continuity of care that will be difficult to achieve. >> reporter: it's important to research the types of certifications both the hospital and surgeon hold and patients should be prepared to pay out of pocket for complications that arise once they return home. poor or damaging treatment abroad often have no legal recourse. just because a hospital is outside u.s. borders doesn't mean it's bad. >> we tend to be very close-minded and not realize that, hey tlaerks countries outside the united states that do this as well as we do, or better. >> reporter: as for sharon, she says all the travel has been worth the cost savings. >> i work in a hospital institution, and this is very well run. >> reporter: dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. >> only two helicopters were
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used in that balloon incident last thursday, but they cost the state of colorado a pretty penny. and you can expect to pay extra to fly away for the holidays. why last-minute deals will be hard to find this year.
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in a few hours, we could hear more about the criminal charges that colorado authorities want to file in that balloon boy case. officials are expecting to hold a news conference around lunchtime today. police used a lot of manpower and money to search for 6-year-old falcon heene last thursday. colorado army national guard sent out a kiowa and black hawk
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helicopters. the black hawk was in the air nearly three hours and cost about $4,600 an hour to fly. it costs $700 for the kiowa to be airborne about an hour. a gunfight that lasted for hours in rio de janeiro yesterday. by the time it ended, a dozen people were dead, including two police officers. the police who died were on board this helicopter that caught fire when it was hit by gunfire. you see it there going down. the chopper eventually crashes into a soccer field. rio was recently selected as the host city for the 2016 olympics. traveling for thanksgiving or christmas, don't plan on last-minute deals. unlike last year, when airlines slashed fares, this year ticket prices are already on the rise. not only will you pay more for a
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ticket, but many airlines are also hitting you with a $10 peak travel charge. i'm bob fiscella with a look at sports. new york yankees' high-priced talent is paying off. cc sabathia won game one of the american league champion series. last night, alex rodriguez, the highest paid player in the game, big hand in winning game two. yankees and angels in near freezing temperature in the bronx. a-rod on fire. home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to tie the game, and keep his team alive. and then bottom of the 13th inning, yankees catch a break. the throwing error, right here, allowed the winning run to score from second base. yank yankees lead two games to nothing. the game ended 1:07 local time. ouch. college football, flash back to oklahoma's first game of the year, sam bradford slammed to the turf, hurt his shoulder. missed the next three games.
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he returned last week, looked great. yesterday, in the sooners rivalry game, slammed to the turf again. who knows how long he'll be out. without him, oklahoma struggled. his replacement, landry jones picked off not once, but twice. texas wins 16-13 and stays unbeaten. it was a classic between notre dame and usc. final seconds, irish trying to tie it up. kyle rudolph, great effort right there. he's out of bounds. notre dame has one last shot to tie it up. into the end zone clossman and, no, southern cal holds on and beats notre dame for the eighth straight time. finally, free philadelphia phillies letter "p" tattoo? allentown, p.a. tattoo shop is giving them away for free until next week. the dodgers/phillies series
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resume tonight, tied at three. that's a check of sports.
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>> criminal charges are on the way in the balloon boy case right now. police may give more details on that in their news conference later today. authorities were seen entering and leaving the heene's home in colorado this morning. richard heene and his wife insist thursday's incident was not a hoax. officials are skeptical. >> at the house, we're in the process of drafting and completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future there will be criminal charges filed with regard to this incident. >> the sheriff said if it's determined the incident was a hoax, local authorities could only charge for making a false report. two weeks after the fact, investigators still aren't sure about the sequence of event that
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is ended with the death of a florida teen. officer gerald ard was in his police cruiser chasing 17-year-old steen on his bicycle. he wanted to question him, because he was acting suspiciously around a construction site. he missed but ran over steen with his cruiser accidentally. >> we're troubled by the fact that an officer would use poor judgment and shoot a taser gun from a moving vehicle to subdue a suspect that ended up causing the untimely death -- >> it is just saddened the entire community. >> my prayers are that the truth will come out. >> reporter: the officer has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues. our chief medical kr correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta,
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sf stopped by conan ebrian's set. >> do you think it's possible someone could sustain a life-threatening wound and you could use hydrogen sulfide to put a pause on everything? >> it's like hitting the pause. the scenario painted for me, someone takes a mortal wound in a war zone. medics run over, determine they don't have enough time to do something for him. they just don't have it. instead of trying to stop the bleeding, they inject this substance and the person completely suspends. they turn gray, their heart and breathing stops, they get the person on chopper when they can, fly them to a hospital, get the entire team ready to go and then they reanimate him and go to work. >> it sounds like science fiction, but this is something that's going to be reality. >> how long before people in beverly hills start to use this to slow down their aging? >> you're going to get actors -- >> get my career going. just get a few years.
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you can save my looks until i get that sitcom. if you think restaurants go out of their way to treat preferred customers, you should see how they cater to restaurant critics. that's if they can spot them in a crowd. boy, do they try. dddddddd
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it's been three days since the world thought a boy was trapped inside this run away balloon. now authorities say they're about to file criminal charges in this case. hurricane rick picked up strength overnight and now is a very strong category 5 storm. where forecasters are predicting it will eventually make landfall. fears are quickly growing about the spread of the swine flu, but the vaccine being used to fight the virus seem to be slow in coming. thanks for spending much of your sunday with us here at "hln." i'm natasha curry. colorado authorities could soon file criminal charges in that balloon boy case. we expect to hear more at a news
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conference today. on thursday, it was feared 6-year-old falcon heene was in this homemade balloon that got loose. since then, speculation has mounted that it was all a publicity stunt. >> we have made some significant progress in this investigation. obviously, we are conducting interviews as we speak. we have been conducting interviews since noon. we've had investigators here, as well as at the house. we're in the process of drafting, completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> sheriff's deputies were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home early this morning, taking several boks and a computer with them. investigators questioned the boy's parents for several hours yesterday. >> i was talking to the sheriff's department just now to further things along and we're
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doing well. >> richard heene and his wife insist their fears their son was in this balloon were genuine and not part of a hoax. new this morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in iran today, including five senior commanders of the revolutionary guard. among the dead, the deputy of the head of the revolutionary guard ground forces. a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up during a conference between shia and sunni groups in southeastern iran. no one has claimed responsibility, jindala is being accused of carrying out the attack. hurricane rick is now a strong category 5 hurricane. the national hurricane center has clocked the storm's winds at 180 miles an hour. forecasters expect rick to lose steam and head toward baja, california, then toward mainland mexico later this week. right now, rick is the second strongest hurricane ever in the
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eastern north pacific. in 1997, winds from hurricane linda topped 185 miles per hour. more than 3,000 u.s. troops scheduled to go to iraq are stayistay ing home. a unit based in ft. drum, new york, was to relieve a combat brigade in january, but iraqi security forces will be able to handle that patrol. one lingering challenge is to get iraq's political factions to compromise. >> reconciliation is a tough business. i mean, i've been in some of these meetings with people, you know. they don't like each other. you have to get them to work together. get them to understand their futures are together and then you have a bombing, which make it is even tougher. again, i think the iraqi people have really signaled that they are really sick and tired of this stuff. >> targets of militant attacks yesterday. nine people were killed, four soldiers died in an assault against an iraqi army convoy
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outside fallujah. in ramadi a suicide bomber blew up a key highway bridge. the u.s. military used the bridge to transport equipment out of iraq. a third person has died after taking part in a sweat lodge ceremony in arizona. liz newman died yesterday. ten days ago she was among more than 50 people inside a sweat lodge run by self help guru james ray. ray says he has hired his own team to investigate what went wrong. ray's team is cooperating with police. after spending nearly four months imprisoned in iran, a "newsweek" reporter is free from jail. he was arrested in the aftermath of opposition demonstrations, protesting the re-election of president ahmadinejad.
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bahari was among journalists put on trial and stands accused of making false accusations against the government. a justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple says he has nothing to apologize for. the elected official in south louisiana has drawn widespread criticism. keith bardwell says he does not marry interracial couples because he's worried about their children's future and says he does not regret his recent decision. >> it's kind of hard to apologize for something that really, truly, down in your heart you don't feel like you've done wrong. >> the couple found another justice of the peace to marry them. bardwell has served as a justice of the peace for 34 years. his term ends in five years. he said he had decided earlier not to run again. an explosion that targeted a police station killed at least 11 people. the suicide bomb went off in pakistan's border city of peshawar. officials tried to stop the
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bomber when he drove through the gate, but seconds later, the vehicle exploded. two women and a child were among the dead. this is the latest in a string of deadly militant attacks across pakistan in the past few days. deaths from the h1n1 virus are rising, especially among children. but as kitty pilgrim reports, only a small percentage of the vaccine needed to combat the outbreak has been shipped. >> reporter: it's week 41 of the swine flu epidemic, and the delivery of vaccine is still uncertain in many parts of the country. the injectable vaccine only shipped this week. >> initially, you know, we only had the nasal spray available. now it's about half and half that are available and will be coming out toward the states relatively soon. >> reporter: the cdc says they have ordered enough to provide 251 million doses. but as of this past monday only a fraction of that order, 9.8 million vaccines, were available to be shipped. only one maker of the swine flu
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vaccine, sanofi pasteur, is manufacturing all of its vaccine for the u.s. market in the united states, some 75 million doses. the other three producers, csl, medimmune, novartis, make their vaccines overseas. the health department of the suffolk county, new york, is the distribution center for 1.2 million people and it only received 600 doses of the injectable vaccine today and 1,000 doses of the nasal spray next week. they say they will need 300,000 to 400,000 doses. steve levy says supplies are uncertain. >> we just got that shipment today of the 600, injectable form. we're hoping for thousands more to come. we think sporadically, over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: dr. david graham, chief health commissioner of suffolk county, says he only
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finds out day-to-day what they will receive. >> we could certainly use more and the sooner the better. for the doses that we do receive incrementally, we're going to administer them as soon as they come in. >> reporter: until then, the county is prioritizing high-risk people to receive their shots first. kitty pilgrim, cnn. this morning, we're following new developments in that balloon story from colorado. authorities there are going to have a news conference this afternoon. we're expecting them to tell us more about the charges that they plan to file in their investigation. here's a quick look now at what millions of us watched last thursday as police and the military scramble to save 6-year-old falcon heene. >> this is a very, very dangerous situation not only to the 6-year-old boy, but people on the ground. this thing is moving at a very fast velocity. >> they are very upset. this balloon was never meant to actually carry anybody. it was just a family project they were working on. >> he's going down. he's at 100 feet. this is ending. >> he's coming down? >> yes.
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>> yeah, he is coming down. >> the balloon floated through the sky for 50 miles before finally hitting the ground. of course, the young boy was not inside this balloon. stay with "hln" for the very latest developments and the sheriff's news conference this afternoon. only two helicopters were used in that balloon incident last thursday, but they cost the state of colorado a pretty penny. and you can expect to pay extra to fly away for the holidays. why last-minute deals will be hard to find this year.
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in a few hours, we could hear more about the criminal charges that colorado authorities want to file in that balloon boy case. officials are expecting to hold a news conference around lunchtime today. now, police used a lot of
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manpower and money to search for 6-year-old falcon heene yesterday. colorado army national guard sent out a kiowa and black hawk helicopter, costing about $14,500. the black hawk was in the air for nearly three hours, and costs about $4,600 an hour to fly. now, it costs $700 for the kiowa to be airborne for about an hour. fighting between rival drug gangs turned into a gunfight here that lasted for hours in rio de janeiro yesterday. check it out. by the time it ended, a dozen people were dead, including two police officers. the police who died were on board this helicopter that caught fire when it was hit by gunfire. you see it there going down. the chopper eventually crashes into a soccer field. rio was recently selected as the host city for the 2016 summer olympics. hey, if you're traveling for thanksgiving or christmas, don't plan on last-minute deals.
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travel experts say unlike last year when airlines slashed fares after a sharp drop in travelers, this year ticket prices are already on the rise. not only will you pay more for a ticket, but many airlines are also hitting you with a $10 peak travel charge. i'm bob fiscella with a check of sports. man, oh, man, what is oklahoma quarterback sam bradford thinking now? heisman trophy winner a year ago, turned out millions of guaranteed dollars from the nfl to return to the sooners for one more season. big mistake. opener against byu, check it out, bam. slammed to the turf. hurt his shoulder. missed the last three games. returned yesterday, looked great. slammed to the turf again. who knows how long he'll be out and how much money this is probably going to cost him. meantime, his replacement, landry jones, picked off twice.
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longhorns remain unbeaten. baseball game two of the american league championship series, yankees and angels. yankees, alex rodriguez, a bust in playoffs past, home run bottom of the 11th to tie the game and keep his team alive. yankees catch the break as the throw goes into the outfield, allowing the winning run to score. yankees win the series two games to nothing. it ended 1:07 local time, near freezing temperatures. pie in the face. jimmie johnson, winning a nascar championship. he moved a big step closer to a four straight tie last night, winning the race in charlotte. no one has ever won four championships in a row. is he the man. finally a soccer goal i guarantee you have never seen anything like this before. liverpool against sunderland. beach ball gets on to the pitch. the goalie doesn't know which way to go.
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sunderland won 1-0. that's a check of sports. i'm bob fiscella. >> conservative talk show host rush limbaugh and the reverend al sharpton could not be farther apart politically. they might be coming together very soon in court.
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criminal charges are on the way in the balloon boy case right now. authorities may give more details on that during their news conference later today. authorities were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home in colorado this morning. richard heene and his wife insist that thursday's incident was not a hoax. but officials, they're skeptical. >> at the house, we're in the process of drafting, completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future, there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> the sheriff also said if it's determined that the incident was a hoax, local authorities could only charge for making a false
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report. two weeks after the fact, investigators still aren't sure about the sequence of events that ended with the death of a florida teen. police say officer gerald ard was in his police cruiser chasing 17-year-old victor steen. ard wanted to question steen because he was acting suspiciously around a construction site. ard fired a stun gun from his car to try to stop steen. he missed but accidentally ran over steen with his cruiser. the death is prompting community protests. >> the officer would use poor judgment, shoot a taser gun from a moving vehicle to subdue a suspect that ended up causeth untimely death -- >> it is just saddened the entire community. >> my prayers are that the truth will come out. >> officer ard has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues. if you think that restaurants go out of their way to treat preferred customers,
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well, you should see how they cater to restaurant critics. that's if they can spot them in a crowd. and, boy, do they try. when you think of the u.s. military, the color that is come to mind are red, white and blue. but the military is also thinking of another color -- green! cnn correspondent barbara starr looks how thinking green is saving taxpayers lots of green in today's "eco solutions." >> reporter: from u.s. military operations in iraq and
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afghanistan to jets streaking across the sky to armored vehicles, the word is out. the u.s. military is going green, trying to reduce its carbon boot print where it can navy warship is on an energy diet. the navy's trying to cut its entire energy consumption by 1.7 million btus, the equivalent of 13 million gallons of gasoline a year. onboard this ship, it all begins down in the engine room. >> it's really important to save as much fuel as we can because, you know, the more fuel you burn, the more money it costs the government. >> here, all the equipment is checked constantly for leaks and malfunctions so it stays in top operating shape. the commanding officer john fox says that's the kind of conservation thinking that extends to all parts of daily ship life. in the skullry, there are new dish washers to deal with a
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10,000 meal served each day onboard. >> the most important thing probably for this massive dish washing machine is it uses a lot of water and energy but we really fine tune it to make sure that we get peak efficiency. >> speaking of water conservation, onboard the ship, 2600 sailors take what is politely known as a navy shower. >> basically, get wet, turn the water off. you use your soap, shampoo, you turn the water back on, you rinse off. >> for this ship, every bit of energy saved adds up. >> well, over the last year, we saved over 37,000 barrels of oil for a cost savings of just over $3.6 million. >> reporter: nowadays, every molecule of steam saved onboard this ship is all important because when it gets to a war zone, it can then go longer and further in the fight. barbara star, cnn, san diego.
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for more on the green military and other important environmental news, just go to our website, cnn.com/ecosolutions. dddddd
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it's been three days since the world thought a boy was trapped inside this run away balloon. and now authorities say they're about to file criminal charges in this case. hurricane rick picked up strength and is now a strong category 4 storm. where it will eventually make landfall. the swine flu vaccine is being used to fight the virus seem to be slow in coming. >> hey, thanks for spending much of your sunday with us here at "hln." i'm natasha curry. colorado authorities could soon file criminal charges in that balloon case. we expect to hear more at a news conference. thursday, it was feared that
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6-year-old falcon heene was in this balloon. speculation has mounted that it was all a publicity stunt. >> we have made some significant progress in this investigation. obviously, we are conducting interviews as we speak. we have been conducting interviews since noon. we've had investigators here as well as at the house. we're in the process of drafting and completing drafting, and obtaining some search warrants and we do participate at some point in the future there will be criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> sheriff's deputies were seen entering and leaving the heene family home, they took several boxes and computer with them. the boy's parents were questioned for several hours yesterday. >> i was talking to the sheriff's department just now to further things along. we're doing well.
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>> richard heene and his wife insist their fears that their son was in this balloon were genuine and not part of a hoax. new this morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in iran today, including five senior commanders of the country's revolutionary guard. among the dead, deputy head of the revolutionary guard's ground forces. a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up during a conference between shia and sunni groups in southeastern iran. no one has claimed responsibility, tehran is accusing the group jindala, of carrying out the attack. hurricane rick is now a strong category 5 hurricane. the winds have been clocked at 180 miles an hour. forecasters expect rick to lose steam and turn toward baja, california, then toward mainland mexico later this week. rick is the second strongest hurricane ever in the eastern north pacific.
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in 1997, winds from hurricane linda topped 185 miles per hour. more than 3,000 u.s. troops scheduled to go to iraq are staying home. a unit based in ft. drum, new york, was supposed to relieve another combat brigade unit in january. military officials say iraqi security forces will be able to handle that patrol. getting political factions to compromise. >> reconciliation is a difficult business. they don't like each other, you have to get them to work together, get them to understand their futures are together. and then you have a bombing, which make it is even tougher. again, iraqi people have really signaled that they are really sick and tired of this stuff. >> yesterday's iraq security forces were the targets of militant attacks. at least nine people were killed. four soldiers died in an assault against an iraqi army convoy outside fallujah.
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in ramadi, a suicide bomber blew up a key highway bridge. the u.s. military used the bridge to transport equipment out of iraq. a third person has died after taking part in a sweat lodge ceremony in arizona. liz newman died yesterday. ten days ago, she was among more than 50 people inside a sweat lodge run by self-help guru james arthur ray. authorities are treating the deaths as homicides, but haven't filed charges yet. a spokesman says that ray's team, trying to figure out what went wrong, is cooperating with police. after spending nearly four months imprisoned in iran, a "newsweek" reporter is free on bail. he was arrested in the aftermath of opposition demonstrations protesting the re-election of president ahmadinej. he was put on trial and stands accused of making false
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accusations against the government. a justice of the peace, who refused to marry an interracial couple says he has nothing to apologize for. the elected officials in south louisiana has drawn widespread criticism. keith barwell says he does not marry interracial couples because he's worried about their children's future and says he do not regret his recent decision. >> it's kind of hard to apologize for something that really, truly, down in your heart you don't feel like you've done wrong. >> the couple found another justice of the peace to marry them. bardwell has served as justice of the peace for 34 years. his term ends in five years. he says he had decided earlier not to run again. an explosion that targeted a police station killed at least 11 people. the suicide bomb went off in pakistan's border city. security forces tried to stop
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the bomber when he drove through the compound gate. seconds later, the vehicle exploded. two women and a child were among the dead. this is the latest in a string of deadly militant attacks against pakistan in the last few days. deaths from the h1n1 virus are rising, especially among children. but as kitty pilgrim reports, only a small amount of vaccine needed to combat the outbreak has been shipped. >> reporter: it's week 41 of the swine flu epidemic and the delivery of the vaccine is still uncertain in many parts of the country. the injectable vaccine only shipped this week. >> initially we only had the nasal spray available, now it's about half and half that are available and we'll be coming out to the states relatively soon. >> reporter: cdc says they've ordered enough to provide 251 million doses, but this past monday only a fraction of that order, 9.8 million vaccines, were available to be shipped. only one maker of the swine flu vaccine, sanofi pasteur is
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manufacturing it in the united states, some 75 million doses. other three producers, csl, medlmmune and novartis makes their vaccines overseas. 1.2 million people, it only received 600 doses of the injectable vaccine today and 1,000 doses of the nasal spray last week. they say they will need 300 to 400,000 doses. stephen levy, county executive, says supplies are uncertain. >> we got that shipment today, of the 600 injectable form. and we're hoping for thousands more to come. we think sporadically over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: dr. david graham, chief deputy health commissioner of suffolk county says he only finds out day-to-day what they will receive. >> we certainly could use more, and the sooner the better, but for the doses that we do receive incrementally, we're going to administer them as soon as they come in. >> until then, the county is prioritizing high-risk people to
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receive their shots first. kitty pilgrim, cnn. this morning, we're following new developments in that balloon story from colorado. authorities there are going to have a news conference this afternoon. now, we're expecting them to tell us more about the charges that they plan to file in their investigation. here's a quick look now at what millions of us watched last thursday, as police and the military scrambled to save 6-year-old falcon heene. >> this is a very, very dangerous situation, not only to the 6-year-old boy, but the people on the ground. this thing is moving at a very fast velocity. >> they are very upset. this balloon was never meant to actually carry anybody. it was just a family project they were working on. >> he's going down. he's at 100 feet. this is ending.
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>> he's coming down? >> yes, he is coming down. >> the balloon floated in the sky for 50 miles before finally hitting the ground. of course, the young boy was not inside this balloon. stay with "hln" for the very latest developments and for the sheriff's news conference this afternoon. only two helicopters were used in that balloon incident. they cost the state of colorado a pretty penny. and you can plan to pay extra to fly away for the holidays. why last-minute deals will be hard to find this year.
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in a few hours, we could hear more about the criminal charges that colorado authorities want to file in that balloon boy case. officials are expecting to hold a news conference around lunchtime today. police used a lot of manpower and money to search for 6-year-old falcon heene last thursday. colorado army national guard sent out a kiowa and black hawk helicopters. the black hawk was in the air nearly three hours and cost about $4,600 an hour to fly. it costs $700 for the kiowa to be airborne about an hour. a gunfight that lasted for hours in rio de janeiro yesterday. by the time it ended, a dozen people were dead, including two police officers. the police who died were on board this helicopter that caught fire when it was hit by gunfire. you see it there going down. the chopper eventually crashes into a soccer field.
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rio was recently selected as the host city for the 2016 olympics. traveling for thanksgiving or christmas, don't plan on last-minute deals. unlike last year, when airlines slashed fares, this year ticket prices are already on the rise. not only will you pay more for a ticket, but many airlines are also hitting you with a $10 peak travel charge. i'm bob fiscella with a look at sports. new york yankees' high-priced talent is paying off. cc sabathia won game one of the american league champion series. last night, alex rodriguez, the highest paid player in the game, big hand in winning game two. yankees and angels in near freezing temperature in the bronx. a-rod on fire. home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to tie the game, and keep his team alive. and then bottom of the 13th
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inning, yankees catch a break. the throwing error, right here, allowed the winning run to score from second base yankees lead two games to nothing. the game ended 1:07 local time. ouch. college football, flash back to oklahoma's first game of the year, sam bradford slammed to the turf, hurt his shoulder. missed the next three games. he returned last week, looked great. yesterday, in the sooners rivalry game, slammed to the turf again. who knows how long he'll be out. without him, oklahoma struggled. his replacement, landry jones picked off not once, but twice. texas wins 16-13 and stays unbeaten. it was a classic between notre dame and usc. final seconds, irish trying to tie it up. kyle rudolph, great effort right there. he's out of bounds. notre dame has one last shot to tie it up. into the end zone clossman and, no, southern cal holds on and
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beats notre dame for the eighth straight time. finally, free philadelphia phillies letter "p" tattoo? allentown, p.a. tattoo shop is giving them away for free until next week. the dodgers/phillies series resume tonight, tied at three. that's a check of sports. >> criminal charges are on the way in the balloon boy case right now. police may give more details on that in their news conference
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>> criminal charges are on the
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way in the balloon boy case right now. police may give more details on that in their news conference later today. authorities were seen entering and leaving the heene's home in colorado this morning. richard heene and his wife insist thursday's incident was not a hoax. officials are skeptical. >> at the house, we're in the process of drafting and completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future there will be criminal charges filed with regard to this incident. >> the sheriff said if it's determined the incident was a hoax, local authorities could only charge for making a false report. two weeks after the fact, investigators still aren't sure about the sequence of event that is ended with the death of a florida teen. officer gerald ard was in his police cruiser chasing 17-year-old steen on his bicycle. he wanted to question him,
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because he was acting suspiciously around a construction site. he missed but ran over steen with his cruiser accidentally. >> we're troubled by the fact that an officer would use poor judgment and shoot a taser gun from a moving vehicle to subdue a suspect that ended up causing the untimely death -- >> it is just saddened the entire community. >> my prayers are that the truth will come out. >> reporter: the officer has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues. >> conservative talk show host rush limbaugh and the reverend al sharpton could not be farther apart politically.
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limbaugh accused him of trying to derail his bid to buy the rams. sharpton said he will sue if he doesn't apologize. our chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta stopped by conan ebrian's set. >> do you think it's possible someone could sustain a life-threatening wound and you could use hydrogen sulfide to put a pause on everything? >> it's like hitting the pause. the scenario painted for me, someone takes a mortal wound in a war zone. medics run over, determine they don't have enough time to do something for him. they just don't have it. instead of trying to stop the bleeding, they inject this substance and the person completely suspends.
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they turn gray, their heart and breathing stops, they get the person on chopper when they can, fly them to a hospital, get the entire team ready to go and then they reanimate him and go to work. >> it sounds like science fiction, but this is something that's going to be reality. >> how long before people in beverly hills start to use this to slow down their aging? >> you're going to get actors -- >> get my career going. just get a few years. you can save my looks until i get that sitcom. nasa is beginning its investigation on ice on the moon. they look to do the most extensive study of arctic ice ever. they gathered information that satellites can't. nasa says the six-year project can help predict how changes in the ice sheet will contribute to a potential global rise in sea
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on thursday, it was feared 6-year-old falcon heene was in this homemade balloon that got loose. since then, speculation has mounted that it was all a publicity stunt. >> we have made some significant progress in this investigation. obviously, we are conducting interviews as we speak. we have been conducting interviews since noon. we've had investigators here, as well as at the house. we're in the process of drafting, completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> sheriff's deputies were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home early this morning, taking several boxes and a computer with them. investigators questioned the boy's parents for several hours yesterday. >> i was talking to the sheriff's department just now to further things along and we're doing well.
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>> richard heene and his wife insist their fears their son was in this balloon were genuine and not part of a hoax. new this morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in iran today, including five senior commanders of the revolutionary guard. among the dead, the deputy of the head of the revolutionary guard ground forces. a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up during a conference between shia and sunni groups in southeastern iran. no one has claimed responsibility, jindala is being accused of carrying out the attack. hurricane rick is now a strong category 5 hurricane. the national hurricane center has clocked the storm's winds at 180 miles an hour. forecasters expect rick to lose steam and head toward baja, california, then toward mainland mexico later this week. right now, rick is the second
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strongest hurricane ever in the eastern north pacific. in 1997, winds from hurricane linda topped 185 miles per hour. more than 3,000 u.s. troops scheduled to go to iraq are staying home. a unit based in ft. drum, new york, was to relieve a combat brigade in january, but iraqi security forces will be able to handle that patrol. one lingering challenge is to get iraq's political factions to compromise. >> reconciliation is a tough business. i mean, i've been in some of these meetings with people, you know. they don't like each other. you have to get them to work together. get them to understand their futures are together and then you have a bombing, which make it is even tougher. again, i think the iraqi people have really signaled that they are really sick and tired of this stuff.
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>> targets of militant attacks yesterday. nine people were killed, four soldiers died in an assault against an iraqi army convoy outside fallujah. in ramadi a suicide bomber blew up a key highway bridge. the u.s. military used the bridge to transport equipment out of iraq. a third person has died a "newsweek" reporter is free on bail. after spending nearly four months imprisoned in iran, a "newsweek" reporter is free on bail. he was arrested in the aftermath of opposition demonstrations protesting the re-election of president ahmadinej. he was put on trial and stands accused of making false accusations against the government. a third person has died after taking part in a sweat lodge ceremony in arizona. liz newman died yesterday. ten days ago she was among more than 50 people inside a sweat lodge run by self help guru james ray. authorities are cheating the
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deaths as a homicide but charges are not been made yet. ray says he has hired his own team to investigate what went wrong. ray's team is cooperating with police. a justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple says he has nothing to apologize for. the elected official in south louisiana has drawn widespread criticism. keith bardwell says he does not marry interracial couples because he's worried about their children's future and says he does not regret his recent decision. >> it's kind of hard to apologize for something that really, truly, down in your heart you don't feel like you've done wrong. >> the couple found another justice of the peace to marry them. bardwell has served as a justice of the peace for 34 years. his term ends in five years. he said he had decided earlier not to run again. an explosion that targeted a police station killed at least 11 people. the suicide bomb went off in pakistan's border city of peshawar. officials tried to stop the bomber when he drove through the gate, but seconds later, the vehicle exploded.
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two women and a child were among the dead. this is the latest in a string of deadly militant attacks across pakistan in the past few days. deaths from the h1n1 virus are rising, especially among children. but as kitty pilgrim reports, only a small percentage of the vaccine needed to combat the outbreak has been shipped. >> reporter: it's week 41 of the swine flu epidemic, and the delivery of vaccine is still uncertain in many parts of the country. the injectable vaccine only shipped this week. >> initially, you know, we only had the nasal spray available. now it's about half and half that are available and will be coming out toward the states relatively soon. >> reporter: the cdc says they have ordered enough to provide 251 million doses. but as of this past monday only a fraction of that order, 9.8 million vaccines, were available to be shipped. only one maker of the swine flu vaccine, sanofi pasteur, is manufacturing all of its vaccine for the u.s. market in the
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united states, some 75 million doses. the other three producers, csl, medimmune, novartis, make their vaccines overseas. the health department of the suffolk county, new york, is the distribution center for 1.2 million people and it only received 600 doses of the injectable vaccine today and 1,000 doses of the nasal spray next week. they say they will need 300,000 to 400,000 doses. steve levy says supplies are uncertain. >> we just got that shipment today of the 600, injectable form. we're hoping for thousands more to come. we think sporadically, over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: dr. david graham, chief health commissioner of suffolk county, says he only finds out day-to-day what they will receive. >> we could certainly use more and the sooner the better. for the doses that we do receive
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incrementally, we're going to administer them as soon as they come in. >> reporter: until then, the county is prioritizing high-risk people to receive their shots first. kitty pilgrim, cnn. there is a massive storm brewing in the pacific right now. is it going to affect the west coast? that's what we want to know. let's check in with reynolds wolf. it is going to affect the west coast of mexico, baja, california. the west coast of the u.s. right now, it doesn't appear like it is. it is a power house of a storm. right now, it's the way we like it. it's not affecting anyone at this point. it is moving away from mexico. strong winds of 180, gusting to 220 miles an hour. we'll keep a sharp eye on it for you. one thing you're watching carefully and closely is the storm system that is popping up in the northeast. a true nor'easter. this area of low pressure moving right off the new england coastline. with that, we can expect coastal flooding and heavy rainfall.
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not only that, but there's a chance we could see some snowfall, especially back towards places like pennsylvania, a touch of it in the mountains and massachusetts and back in the birkshires. heavy rainfall along the coast. something else we can expect is with that area of high pressure building up in parts of the central plains, that low moving off new england. a lot of cold air is moving into the ohio valley. and very warm air moving into parts of the desert southwest. if you want proof on that, take a look. highs today going up into 53 degrees for chicago. 48 degrees in washington, d.c. 44 in new york and boston. 37 in atlanta. that's the cool side. warm side over in vegas and phoenix. highs, 90. 77 in los angeles. and for seattle, the emerald city, 60 degrees is your high. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for "hln." only two helicopters were used in that balloon incident last thursday. they cost the state of colorado a pretty penny. and you can expect to pay extra to fly away for the holidays. why last-minute deals will be
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this morning, we're following new developments in that balloon story from colorado. authorities there are going to have a news conference this afternoon. police used a lot of manpower to try to rescue the
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heene boy. the black hawk was in the air for nearly three hours, and costs about $4,600 an hour to fly. now, it costs $700 for the kiowa to be airborne for about an hour. fighting between rival drug gangs turned into a gunfight here that lasted for hours in rio de janeiro yesterday. check it out. by the time it ended, a dozen people were dead, including two police officers. the police who died were on board this helicopter that caught fire when it was hit by gunfire. you see it there going down. the chopper eventually crashes into a soccer field. rio was recently selected as the host city for the 2016 summer olympics. hey, if you're traveling for thanksgiving or christmas, don't plan on last-minute deals. travel experts say unlike last year when airlines slashed fares after a sharp drop in travelers, this year ticket prices are already on the rise. not only will you pay more for a ticket, but many airlines are also hitting you with a $10 peak
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travel charge. i'm bob fiscella with a check of sports. man, oh, man, what is oklahoma quarterback sam bradford thinking now? heisman trophy winner a year ago, turned out millions of guaranteed dollars from the nfl to return to the sooners for one more season. big mistake. opener against byu, check it out, bam. slammed to the turf. hurt his shoulder. missed the last three games. returned yesterday, looked great. slammed to the turf again. who knows how long he'll be out and how much money this is probably going to cost him. meantime, his replacement, landry jones, picked off twice. longhorns remain unbeaten. baseball game two of the american league championship series, yankees and angels. yankees, alex rodriguez, a bust in playoffs past, home run bottom of the 11th to tie the
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game and keep his team alive. yankees catch the break as the throw goes into the outfield, allowing the winning run to score. yankees win the series two games to nothing. it ended 1:07 local time, near freezing temperatures. pie in the face. jimmie johnson, winning a nascar championship. he moved a big step closer to a four straight tie last night, winning the race in charlotte. no one has ever won four he is the man. finally a soccer goal i guarantee you have never seen anything like this before. liverpool against sunderland. beach ball gets on to the pitch. the goalie doesn't know which way to go. sunderland won 1-0. that's a check of sports. i'm bob fiscella.
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criminal charges are on the way in the balloon boy case right now. authorities may give more details on that during their news conference later today. authorities were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home in colorado this morning. richard heene and his wife insist that thursday's incident was not a hoax.
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but officials, they're skeptical. >> at the house, we're in the process of drafting, completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future, there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> the sheriff also said if it's determined that the incident was a hoax, local authorities could only charge for making a false report. two weeks after the fact, investigators still aren't sure about the sequence of events that ended with the death of a florida teen. police say officer gerald ard was in his police cruiser chasing 17-year-old victor steen. ard wanted to question steen because he was acting suspiciously around a construction site. ard fired a stun gun from his car to try to stop steen. he missed but accidentally ran over steen with his cruiser.
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the death is prompting community protests. >> the officer would use poor judgment, shoot a taser gun from a moving vehicle to subdue a suspect that ended up causeth >> it is just saddened the entire community. >> my prayers are that the truth will come out. >> officer ard has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues. reverend al sharpton is demanding an apology from rush limbaugh or he's going to sue him. the conservative radio host says that sharpton played a role in two new york race riots. limbaugh made the claim yesterday in a "wall street journal" op-ed piece, but sharpton was not involved in the incident that limbaugh referenced. limbaugh also blamed sharpton for derailing his bid to co-own the st. louis rams. sharpton says he's going to sue limbaugh if he does not apologize. a spokesman for limbaugh has not
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responded to requests for a comment on the matter. nasa is doing a study of the ice in aen ashth ka. they flew a dc-8 over the polar ice sheet as nasa looks to do the most extensive study of arctic ice ever. nasa says the six-year project can help predict how changes in the ice sheet will continue to a potential global rise in sea levels. if you think that restaurants go out of their way to treat preferred customers, well, you should see how they cater to restaurant critics. that's if they can spot them in a crowd. and, boy, do they try. d d d d 
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it's been three days now since the world thought a boy was trapped inside this run-away balloon. now authorities say they're about to file criminal charges in this case. hurricane rick picked up strength overnight and now is a very strong category 5 storm. where forecasters are predicting it will eventually make landfall. fears are quickly growing about spread of the swine flu but the vaccine being used to fight the virus seems to be slow in coming. thanks for spending much of your sunday here with us at hln. i'm natasha curry. colorado authorities could soon file criminal charges in the balloon boy case. we expect to learn more during a
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news conference today. on thursday it was feared that 6-year-old falcon heene was in this homemade balloon that got loose. but since then speculation has mounted that it was all a publicity stunt. >> we have made some significant progress in this investigation. obviously, we are conducting interviews as we speak. we have been conducting interviews since noon. we've had investigators here, as well as at the house. we're in the process of drafting, completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> sheriff's deputies were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home early this morning, taking several boxes and a computer with them. investigators questioned the boy's parents for several hours yesterday. >> i was talking to the sheriff's department just now to
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further things along and we're doing well. >> richard heene and his wife insist their fears their son was in this balloon were genuine and not part of a hoax. new this morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in iran today, including five senior commanders of the country's revolutionary guard. among the dead, the deputy of the head of the revolutionary guard ground forces. state-run media says that a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up during a conference between shia and sunni groups in southeastern iran. no one has claimed responsibility, tehran though is accusing the minority sunni group jindala of carrying out the attack. hurricane rick is now a strong category 5 hurricane. the national hurricane center has clocked the storm's winds at 180 miles an hour. forecasters expect rick to lose steam and head toward baja, california, then toward mainland mexico later this week. right now, rick is the second strongest hurricane ever in the eastern north pacific.
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in 1997, winds from hurricane linda topped 185 miles per hour. more than 3,000 u.s. troops scheduled to go to iraq are staying home. a unit based in ft. drum, new york, was to relieve a combat brigade in january, but iraqi security forces will be able to handle that patrol. one lingering challenge is to get iraq's political factions to compromise. >> reconciliation is a tough business. i mean, i've been in some of these meetings with people, you know. they don't like each other. you have to get them to work together. get them to understand their futures are together and then you have a bombing, which makes it even tougher. again, i think the iraqi people have really signaled that they are really sick and tired of this stuff. >> yesterday iraq's security forces were the targets of militant attacks. at least nine people were killed. four soldiers died in an assault against an iraqi army convoy
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just outside fallujah. in ramadi a suicide bomber blew up a key highway bridge. the u.s. military used the bridge to transport equipment out of iraq. after spending nearly four months imprisoned in iran, a "newsweek" reporter is free on bail. he holds both iranian and canadian citizenship. he was held in the aftermath of demonstrations protesting the re-election of ahmadinejad. he was among more than 100 journalists and reformies put on trial and stands accused of making false accusations against the government. a third person has died after taking part in a sweat lodge ceremony in arizona. liz newman died yesterday. ten days ago she was among more than 50 people inside a sweat lodge run by self help guru james ray. authorities are treating the deaths as homicide but charges have not been filed yet. ray says he has hired his own team to investigate what went
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wrong. his spokesman says that ray's team is cooperating with police. a justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple says he has nothing to apologize for. the elected official in south louisiana has drawn widespread criticism. keith bardwell says he does not marry interracial couples because he's concerned about their children's future, and he says he does not regret his recent decision. >> it is kind of hard to apologize for something that really and truly down in your heart you don't feel like you done wrong. >> the couple found another justice of the peace to marry them. bardwell has served as a justice of the peace for 34 years. his term ends in five years. he said he had decided earlier not to run again. an explosion that targeted a police station killed at least 11 people. the suicide bomb was went off in pakistan's border city of peshawar. stuart forces tried to stop the
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bomber when he drove through the compound gate but seconds later the vehicle exploded. two women and a child were among the dead. this is the latest in a string of deadly militant attacks across pakistan in the past few days. deaths from the h1n1 virus are rising, especially among children. but as kitty pilgrim reports, only a small percentage of the vaccine needed to combat the outbreak has been shipped. >> reporter: it's week 41 of the swine flu epidemic, and the delivery of vaccine is still uncertain in many parts of the country. the injectable vaccine only shipped this week. >> initially, you know, we only had the nasal spray available. now it's about half and half that are available and will be coming out toward the states relatively soon. >> reporter: the cdc says they have ordered enough to provide 251 million doses. but as of this past monday only a fraction of that order, 9.8 million vaccines, were available to be shipped. only one maker of the swine flu
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vaccine, sanofi pasteur, is manufacturing all of its vaccine for the u.s. market in the united states, some 75 million doses. the other three producers, csl, medimmune, novartis, make their vaccines overseas. the health department of the suffolk county, new york, is the distribution center for 1.2 million people and it only received 600 doses of the injectable vaccine today and 1,000 doses of the nasal spray next week. they say they will need 300,000 to 400,000 doses. steve levy says supplies are uncertain. >> we just got that shipment today of the 600, injectable form. we're hoping for thousands more to come. we think sporadically, over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: dr. david graham, chief deputy health commissioner of suffolk county, says he only finds out day-to-day what they will receive. >> we could certainly use more and the sooner the better.
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for the doses that we do receive incrementally, we're going to administer them as soon as they come in. >> reporter: until then, the county is prioritizing high-risk people to receive their shots first. kitty pilgrim, cnn. there was a massive storm brewing in the pacific right now. is it going to affect the west coast? let's check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf for the latest. >> it is going to affect the west coast of mexico. baja, california. but the west coast of the u.s. right now, it doesn't appear like it is but it is a powerhouse of a storm. right now it's the way we like it, not affecting anyone at this point. still very strong winds of 180 gusting to 220 miles per hour. we'll keep a sharp eye on it for you. one thing you're very watching closely is the storm system that's been popping up in parts of the northeast, a true noreaster. this area of pressure moving right off the new england coastline.
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with that expect coastal flooding and heavy rainfall. not only that, there is a chance to see snowfall, around pennsylvania, mountains of massachusetts, back in the berkshires, and heavy rainfall along the coast. something else to expect with the area of high pressure building up in parts of the central plains, that low moving off new england, a lot of cold air will be moving into the ohio valley and very warm air moving into parts of the desert southwest. if you want proof -- take a look. highs today going up to 53 for chicago, 48 in washington, d.c., 44 northbound and boston, 57 in atlanta. that's the cool side. warm side over in vegas and phoenix with highs in the 90s. 62 in san francisco. 77 in los angeles. for seattle, emerald city, 60 degrees will be your high. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. this morning, we're following new developments in that balloon story from colorado. authorities there are going to have a news conference this afternoon. we're expecting them to tell us more about the charges that they plan to file in their investigation.
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here's a quick look now at what millions of us watched last thursday as police and the military scramble to save 6-year-old falcon heene. >> this is a very, very dangerous situation not only to the 6-year-old boy, but people on the ground. this thing is moving at a very fast velocity. >> they are very upset. this balloon was never meant to actually carry anybody. it was just a family project they were working on. >> he's going down. he's at 100 feet. this is ending. >> he's coming down? >> yes. >> yeah, he is coming down. >> the balloon floated through the sky for 50 miles before finally hitting the ground. of course, the young boy was not inside this balloon. stay with "hln" for the very latest developments and the sheriff's news conference this afternoon. only two helicopters were used in that balloon incident last thursday, but they cost the state of colorado a pretty penny. and you can expect to pay extra to fly away for the holidays. why last-minute deals will be hard to find this year.
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in a few hours, we could hear more about the criminal charges that colorado authorities want to file in that balloon boy case. officials are expecting to hold a news conference around lunchtime today. now, police used a lot of manpower and money to search for 6-year-old falcon heene last thursday. colorado army national guard sent out a kiowa and black hawk helicopter. the helicopter costs aown $14,500.
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the black hawk was in the air for nearly three hours, and costs about $4,600 an hour to fly. now, it costs $700 for the kiowa to be airborne for about an hour. fighting between rival drug gangs turned into a gunfight here that lasted for hours in rio de janeiro yesterday. check it out. by the time it ended, a dozen people were dead, including two police officers. the police who died were on board this helicopter that caught fire when it was hit by gunfire. you see it there going down. the chopper eventually crashes into a soccer field. rio was recently selected as the host city for the 2016 summer olympics. hey, if you're traveling for thanksgiving or christmas, don't plan on last-minute deals. travel experts say unlike last year when airlines slashed fares after a sharp drop in travelers, this year ticket prices are already on the rise. not only will you pay more for a ticket, but many airlines are also hitting you with a $10 peak travel charge. i'm bob fiscella with a look at sports.
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the new york yankees high--prices talent is paying off. cc sabathia, nowal election rodriguez, the highest player in the game. yankees and angels in near-freezing temperature in the bronx. a-rod on fire. the home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to tie the game and keep his team aleve. game ended at 1:07 local time. ouch. college football. flash back to oklahoma's first game of the year. sam bradford slammed to the turf. hurt his shoulder, missed the next three games. returned last week, looked great. but yesterday in the rivalry game against texas, slammed to the turf again. who knows how long he'll be out. without him, oklahoma struggled. his replacement, landry jones
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pick off not once, but twice. texas wins 16-13 and stays unbeaten. it was a classic between notre dame and usc. final seconds, irish trying to tie it up. kyle rudolph, great effort right there but he's out of bounds so notre dame has one last shot to tie it up. jim jimmy clausen, into the end zon. usc beats senator. a tattoo shop in allentown, p.a., doing for free. normally it is $602080. the owner of the shop says he's booked until mid next week. phillies and dodgers series resumes tonight. conservative talk show host rush limbaugh and the reverend al sharpton could not be farther apart politically. but they might be coming
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together very soon -- in court.
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way in the balloon boy case right now. authorities may give more details on that during their news conference later today. authorities were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home in colorado this morning. richard heene and his wife insist that thursday's incident was not a hoax. but officials, they're skeptical. >> -- as well as at the house. we're in the process drafting, and completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants. we do anticipate that at some point in the future there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> the sheriff also said if it's determined that the incident was a hoax, local authorities could only charge for making a false report. two weeks after the fact, investigators still aren't sure about the sequence of events that ended with the death of a florida teen.
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police say officer gerald ard was in his police cruiser chasing 17-year-old victor stein who was on his bicycle. ard wanted to question steen because he was acting suspiciously around a construction site. ard fired a stun gun from his car to try to stop steen. he missed but accidentally ran over steen with his cruiser. the death is prompting community protests. >> we're troubled by the fact that the officer would use poor judgment, shoot a taser gun from a moving vehicle to subdue a suspect that ended up causing the untimely death. >> it has just saddened the entire community. >> my prayers are that the truth will come out. >> officer ard has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues. reverend al sharpton is demanding an apology from rush limbaugh or he's going to sue him. the conservative radio host says
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that sharpton played a role in two new york race riots. limbaugh made the claim yesterday in a "wall street journal" op-ed piece, but sharpton was not involved in the incidents that limbaugh referenced. limbaugh also blamed sharpton for derailing his bid to co-own the st. louis rams. sharpton says he's going to sue limbaugh if he does not apologize. a spokesman for limbaugh has not responded to requests for a comment on the matter. nasa is beginning a study of the ice in antarctica. last week the agency flew a modified dc-8 over the polar ice sheet. 16 more flights are planned as nasa looks to do the most extensive study of arctic ice ever. the flights are designed to gather information that satellites can't. nasa says that the six-year project can help predict how changes in the ice sheet will contribute to a potential global rise in sea levels. if you think that restaurants go out of their way to treat preferred customers, well, you should see how they cater to restaurant critics.
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that's if they can spot them in a crowd. and, boy, do they try.
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it's been three days now since the world thought a boy was trapped inside this run-away balloon. now authorities say they're about to file criminal charges in this case. hurricane rick picked up strength overnight and now is a very strong category 5 storm. where forecasters are predicting it will eventually make landfall. fears are quickly growing about spread of the swine flu but the vaccine being used to fight the virus seems to be slow in coming. thanks for spending much of your sunday here with us at hln. i'm natasha curry. colorado authorities could soon file criminal charges in the balloon boy case. we expect to learn more during a news conference today.
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on thursday it was feared that 6-year-old falcon heene was in this homemade balloon that got loose. but since then speculation has mounted that it was all a publicity stunt. >> we have made some significant progress in this investigation. obviously, we are conducting interviews as we speak. we have been conducting interviews since noon. we've had investigators here, as well as at the house. we're in the process of drafting, completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants and we do anticipate at some point in the future there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> sheriff's deputies were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home early this morning, taking several boxes and a computer with them. investigators questioned the boy's parents for several hours yesterday. >> i was talking to the sheriff's department just now to
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further things along and we're doing well. >> richard heene and his wife insist their fears their son was in this balloon were genuine and not part of a hoax. new this morning, a suicide bomber killed at least 20 people in iran today, including five senior commanders of the country's revolutionary guard. among the dead, the deputy of the revolutionary guard ground forces. state-run media says that a man wearing an explosive belt blew himself up during a conference between shia and sunni groups in southeastern iran. no one has claimed responsibility, tehran though is accusing the minority sunni group jindala of carrying out the attack. hurricane rick is now a strong category 5 hurricane. the national hurricane center has clocked the storm's winds at 180 miles per hour. forecasters expect rick to lose steam and head toward baja, california, then toward mainland mexico later this week. right now, rick is the second strongest hurricane ever in the eastern north pacific.
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in 1997, winds from hurricane linda topped 185 miles per hour. more than 3,000 u.s. troops scheduled to go to iraq are staying home. a unit based in ft. drum, new york was supposed to relieve another combat brigade unit in january, but the military says iraqi security forces will be able to handle that patrol. one lingering challenge is to get iraq's political factions to compromise. >> reconciliation is a tough business. i mean, i've been in some of these meetings with people, you know. they don't like each other. you have to get them to work together. get them to understand their futures are together and then you have a bombing, which makes it even tougher. again, i think the iraqi people have really signaled that they are really sick and tired of this stuff. >> yesterday iraq's security forces were the targets of militant attacks. at least nine people were killed. four soldiers died in an assault against an iraqi army convoy just outside fallujah.
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in ramadi a suicide bomber blew up a key highway bridge. the u.s. military used the bridge to transport equipment out of iraq. after spending nearly four months imprisoned in iran, a "newsweek" reporter is free on bail. he holds both iranian and canadian citizenship. he was arrested in the aftermath of opposition demonstrations protesting the re-election of ahmadinejad. bihari was put on trial along with other journalists who stood accused of making false acquisitions against the government. a third person has died after taking part in a sweat lodge ceremony in arizona. liz newman died yesterday. ten days ago she was among more than 50 people inside a sweat lodge run by self-help guru james ar hur ray. authorities are treating the deaths as homicide but charges have not been filed yet. ray says he has hired his own
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team to investigate what went wrong. his spokesman says that ray's team is cooperating with police. a justice of the peace who refused to marry an interracial couple says he has nothing to apologize for. the elected official in south louisiana has drawn widespread criticism. keith bardwell says he does not marry interracial couples because he's worried about their children's future, and he says he does not regret his recent decision. >> it is kind of hard to apologize for something that really and truly down in your heart you don't feel like you done wrong. >> the couple found another justice of the peace to marry them. bardwell has served as a justice of the peace for 34 years. his term ends in five years. he said he had decided earlier not to run again. an explosion that targeted a police station killed at least 11 people. suicide bomb went off in pakistan's border city of peshawar. stuart forces tried to stop the bomber when he drove through the
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compound gate but seconds later the vehicle exploded. two women and a child were among the dead. this is the latest in a string of deadly militant attacks across pakistan in the past few days. deaths from the h1n1 virus are rising, especially among children. but as kitty pilgrim reports, only a small percentage of the vaccine needed to combat the outbreak has been shipped. >> reporter: it's week 41 of the swine flu epidemic, and the delivery of vaccine is still uncertain in many parts of the country. the injectable vaccine only shipped this week. >> initially, you know, we only had the nasal spray available. now it's about half and half that are available and will be coming out toward the states relatively soon. >> reporter: the cdc says they have ordered enough to provide 251 million doses. but as of this past monday only a fraction of that order, 9.8 million vaccines, were available to be shipped. only one maker of the swine flu
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vaccine, sanofi pasteur, is manufacturing all of its vaccine for the u.s. market in the united states, some 75 million doses. the other three producers, csl, medimmune, novartis, make their vaccines overseas. the public health dmt of department of suffolk county, new york, is the distribution center for 1.2 million people and it only received 600 doses of the injectable vaccine today and 1,000 doses of the nasal spray next week. they say they will need 300,000 to 400,000 doses. steve levy says supplies are uncertain. he's the county executive. >> we just got that shipment today of the 600, injectable form. we're hoping for thousands more to come. we think sporadically, over the next several weeks and months. >> reporter: dr. david graham, chief deputy health commissioner of suffolk county, says he only finds out day to day what they
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will receive. >> we could certainly use more and the sooner the better. for the doses that we do receive incrementally, we're going to administer them as soon as they come in. >> reporter: until then, the county is prioritizing high-risk people to receive their shots first. kitty pilgrim, cnn. there is a massive storm brewing in the pacific right now. is it going to affect the west coast? let's check in with meteorologist reynolds wolf for the latest. >> it is going to affect the west coast of mexico. baja, california. but the west coast of the u.s. right now, it doesn't appear like it is but it is a powerhouse of a storm. right now it's the way we like it, not affecting anyone at this point. moving away from aek pullco. still very strong winds of 180 gusting to 220 miles per hour. we'll keep a sharp eye on it for you. one thing you're very watching closely is the storm system that's been popping up in parts of the northeast, a true noreaster. this area of pressure moving right off the new england coastline. with that expect coastal
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flooding and heavy rainfall. not only that, there is a chance to see snowfall, around pennsylvania, mountains of massachusetts, back in the berkshires, and heavy rainfall along the coast. something else to expect with the area of high pressure building up in parts of the central plains, that low moving off new england, a lot of cold air will be moving into the ohio valley and very warm air moving into parts of the desert southwest. if you want proof -- take a look. highs today going up to 53 for chicago, 48 in washington, d.c., 44 new york and boston, 57 in atlanta. that's the cool side. warm side over in vegas and phoenix with highs in the 90s. 62 in san francisco. 77 in los angeles. for seattle, emerald city, 60 degrees will be your high. that's a look at your forecast. i'm reynolds wolf for hln. this morning, we're following new developments in that balloon story from colorado. authorities there are going to have a news conference this afternoon. we're expecting them to tell us more about the charges that they plan to file in their
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investigation. here's a quick look now at what millions of us watched last thursday as police and the military scramble to save 6-year-old falcon heene. >> this is a very, very dangerous situation not only to the 6-year-old boy, but people on the ground. this thing is moving at a very fast velocity. >> they are very upset. this balloon was never meant to actually carry anybody. it was just a family project they were working on. >> he's going down. he's at 100 feet. this is ending. >> he's coming down? >> yes. >> yeah, he is coming down. >> the balloon floated through the sky for 50 miles before finally hitting the ground. of course, the young boy was not inside this balloon. stay with hln for the very latest developments and the sheriff's news conference this afternoon. only two helicopters were used in that balloon incident last thursday, but they cost the state of colorado a pretty penny. and you can expect to pay extra to fly away for the holidays. why last-minute deals will be hard to find this year. in a
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hear more about the criminal charges that colorado authorities want to file in that balloon boy case. officials are expecting to hold a news conference around lunchtime today. now, police used a lot of manpower and money to search for 6-year-old falcon heene last thursday. colorado army national guard sent out a kiowa and black hawk helicopter. the helicopters flights alone cost $14,5 h00. the blackhawk was in the air for nearly three hours, and costs about $4,600 an hour to fly. now, it costs $700 for the kiowa to be airborne for about an hour. fighting between rival drug gangs turned into a gunfight here that lasted for hours in
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rio de janeiro yesterday. check it out. by the time it ended, a dozen people were dead, including two police officers. the police who died were on board this helicopter that caught fire when it was hit by gunfire. you see it there going down. the chopper eventually crashes into a soccer field. rio was recently selected as the host city for the 2016 summer olympics. hey, if you're traveling for thanksgiving or christmas, don't plan on last-minute deals. travel experts say unlike last year when airlines slashed fares after a sharp drop in travelers, this year ticket prices are already on the rise. not only will you pay more for a ticket, but many airlines are also hitting you with a $10 peak travel charge. i'm bob fiscella with a check of sports. man, oh, man, what is oklahoma quarterback sam bradford thinking now. heisman trophy winner a year ago, bradford basically turned
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down millions of guaranteed dollars from the nfl to return to the sooners for one more season. big mistake. in oklahoma's opener against byu, bam, slammed to the turf. hurt his shoulder, missed the next three games. returned last week, looked great. but yesterday in the sooners' rivalry game against texas, slammed to the turf again. who knows how long he'll be out. and how much money this is probably going to cost him. meantime, his replacement, landry yoela landry jones, picked off twice. texas wins 16-13 and stays unbeaten. the yankees alex rodriguez, a bust in playoffs past, on fire. home run in the bottom of the 11th to tie the game to keep his team alive. in the bottom of the 13th, yankees catch a break as the throw goes into the outfield that allows the winning run to score. game ended at 1:07 local time.
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taxes, debt and jimmy johnson winning a nascar championship. he moved a big step closer to a fourth straight title last night. no one has ever won four championships in a row. he is the man. finally a soccer goal i guarantee you have never seen anything like this before. liverpool against sunderland. the goalie doesn't know which way to go. it was the only goal of the match. sunderland won 1-0. that's a check of sports. i'm bob fiscella. rush limbaugh and al sharpton could not be farther apart politically, but they might be coming together very soon. in court.
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criminal charges are on the way in the balloon boy case
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right now. authorities may give more details on that during their news conference later today. authorities were seen entering and leaving the heene's family home in colorado this morning. richard heene and his wife insist that thursday's incident was not a hoax. but officials, they're skeptical. >> -- as well as at the house. we're in the process drafting, and completing drafting and obtaining some search warrants. we do anticipate that at some point in the future there will be some criminal charges filed with regards to this incident. >> the sheriff also said if it's determined that the incident was a hoax, local authorities could only charge for making a false report. two weeks after the fact, investigators still aren't sure about the sequence of events that ended with the death of a florida teen. police say officer gerald ard was in his police cruiser chasing 17-year-old victor steen who was on his bicycle. ard wanted to question steen
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because he was acting suspiciously around a construction site. ard fired a stun gun from his car to try to stop steen. he missed but accidentally ran over steen with his cruiser. the death is prompting community protests. missed but accidenta over stein with his cruiser. >> we have trouble with the fact that an officer would use poor judgment to use a taiger gun from his vehicle that ended up causing the untimely death. >> it is just sad in the entire community. >> my prayers are that the truth will come out. >> officer art has been placed on paid leave while the investigation continues. reverend al sharpton is demanding an apology from rush limbaugh or he's going to sue him. the conservative radio host said that sharpton played a role in two new york race riots. limbaugh made the claim yesterday in a "wall street journal" op-ed piece.
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but sharpton wasn't voofled in the ins kents. he also plame sharpton for derailing his bid to co-own the st. louis rams. he says he will saw limbaugh if he does not apologize. a spokesman from limbaugh will not respond. nasa is beating a study of the ice in antarctica. last week the agency flew a modified dc-8 over the polar ice sheet. 16 more flights are planned as nasa looks to do the most extensive study of arctic ice ever. they're designed to do investigation the satellites can't. they can help predict how changes in the ice sheets can predict global rise in sea levels. if you think that rest raupts go out of their way to treat prfred customers, well, you should see how they cater to restaurant critics. that's if they can spot them in a crowd, and, boy, do they try.
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