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these pictures could spell trouble for a pretty well-known chicago bar. find wlut was different when a black student and a white college student try to get in dressed in the same outfit. more controversy surrounding michael jackson this time over rehearsal scenes for what was supposed to be his last concert. is it really the king of pop performing? and parents who bought baby einstein dvds could be in line for rebates or exchanges. i'm richelle carey. welcome to hln "news and views" on this monday. let's get started. it's been a horrible day for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans were killed and in
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two separate helicopter crashes. the heaviest one-day loss of life for americans in more than four years. the first incident a chopper went down killing seven u.s. troops three civilians believed to be dea agents. the helicopter had just left the scene of a firefight. now, in the southern part of the country, four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers collided in midair. students from a college in st. louis say racism kept them out of a chicago bar. nearly 200 students, had gone to chicago on class trip they went to this bar. all the white classmates got in. all six black students were not allowed in. they say they were told they didn't meet the dress code because their pants were too baggy. so the students cooked up a little experiment. >> he's actually wearing my pants. he actually later on went back to the hotel he did a switch of pants and he put my pants on.
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keep in mind this guy's about three inches shorter than me and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me. but he went back to the bar late other than that evening with the same manager same bouncer at the door, and was annal to walk in. while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> a spokesperson for the original mother's bar the place they went told the "chicago tribune" the bar is taking this issue seriously and is doing an internal investigation. an 18-year-old wom who turned up in new york city two weeks ago with amnesia, we've been telling you about this now identified. her name casey elise peterson from washington state. her father says this is not the first time she disappeared and lost her memory. it is not clear how she got all the way from washington state to new york city. teammates, family and friends are paying tribute to the university of connecticut football player stabbed to death eight days ago now.
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the funeral for 20-year-old cornerback jasper howard is being held in his hometown of miami today. the entire team flew to florida to be there. a viewing for howard, that was held yesterday, he was fatally stabbed during a fight outside a campus dance last sunday knop one has been charged in his death. a few hours from now the public will get a kplans to pay respect s to respects to thompson. yesterday her neighborhood held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's grieving family. went missing last week walking home from school and her body found later in a landfill in georgia. here's our jacksonville affiliate wjxt. >> reporter: from the bouncy houses smiles. face painting singers and performers onstage even puppies. driving by the orange park town hall this might look like a big
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party, and while the kids here are having fun, the adults have a purpose. >> we had to make sure we showed our support here. me and my family. >> we all have children and we can all relate and we're all hurting for the thompson family and we just want them to know that we love them and we're praying for them. >> reporter: running came tout to help raise money for somer thompson's family. restaurants donated food, stores items for the silent auction, some valued up to $900. the bids were unusually high. people tell us giving money is the least that they can do. >> if it were me i don't see how she could go back to work so soon. she has bills to pay. a car payment. she has other children to take care of. >> reporter: those here weren't just opening their wallets but hearts as well. they stopped to sign the fub lick retch trags book and even poems they'd written. >> look down upon us a somer, loom down from time to time, show us your big smile. we know that you'll be fine.
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>> again our jacksonville afit yi. the community raised more than $18,000 for somer's family. at the stroke of midnight tomorrow night, michael jackson's "this is it" sgin as two-week run just two weeks in theaters around the world. a documentary created from footage shot as jackson was preparing for his summer concert series in london. the clips showed the king of pop rehearsing very intricate dance moves. that's really all he could do. he couldn't do simple stuff. just the fancy stuff. his voice is strong. he appears to be in good health, but the film in the motivation behind its release is controversial. so let's bring in tom o'neal of "intouch weekly" to talk about the controversy. tom, who in the family is upset? be honest. they haven't seen the entire thing. almost nobody has. >> right. as a matter of fact, those of us in the media won't get to see it until a few hours before it
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opens tomorrow night. they're keeping this under wraps. there are quotes in it british press la toya and joe jackson suspect body doubles were used in this. however, the family is solidly behind this project. they're going to be at the debuts at the nokia theater in los angeles on wednesday and i believe even joe may be participating in some of thesish but the fans richelle, they saying this is not it and set up a website called "this is not it" dotcom. claiming the big mystery, could she have done these concerts? the people behind it showing robust healthy vigorous michael. well, was that really the case? >> the question is, though would fans -- if the fans say that, some family members say, he couldn't have pulled this off, would they want to see michael at his worst? wouldn't they be upset then as well if they 3u9 forth a movie where michael wasn't the best? i'm not advocating body doubles.
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we don't know if that's true. wouldn't they want a film where they show michael at his best? wouldn't they be upset if that wasn't the case? >> good point. the flip side also important, there's a group of fans that would tag along behind michael wherever he went in the final years. the fans who set up this site and claim that michael was in such bad health four days before his death, that they bepged him not to do this concert. they claim on their website that the things we don't see, for example, are scenes of kenny ortega, the director and choreographer of this cutting up michael's food feeding him helping him up the stairs. that's how frail he was. >> allegation. no proof. >> right. >> speaking of ortega, a clip of sound of him talking about la toya jackson. let's play that now. >> i don't agree with it but at the same time i respect that la toya's concerns. michael was a perfectionist. the important thing here is she hasn't seen the film yet and i hope that when she does she'll come to realize that what this is is a great celebration of a
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master of his craft and that it is a privileged peak at that, the creative process of a genius. and that we really do come to understand the reasons behind the way michael wanted to do this project. white was so important towhy it was so important to go out after a ten-year absence. >> and we played that in the middle. he's talking about la toya's also saying that she doesn't think michael would be pleased with think, because michael was such a perfectionist. he wouldn't want people to see the process. what's your take on that? >> right. we'll never really know because we'll never get behind the scenes of this to find out how much is real how much is fabricated and allegation they relied heavily on studio recorded music. we see michael's lips moving but is he really singing? in fairness to the producers, they didn't know that this was going to be so important. they were just shooting random footage for archival purposes mean by hind-the-scenes document prip suddenly when it was needed
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as actual evidence of this concert and what we missed then it became really important. even if a lot of these allegation are true and body doubles were there? i could see as a director needing that creatively for transition. i could see using some recorded music needed for creative purposes again but is it honest? >> last question before we let you go. because everyone wants to know. money, money money. who stands to make the most money from this? >> well, the money comes down this way. $400 million is the projected take of this. sony paid $60 million to aeg the concert organizers for the footage. as soon as sewingy makes bake their $60 million, the profits on the other side get splid 90% to the jackson estate and 10% to aeg. >> be clear, the jackson estate does not mean all of the jacksons. it means the mother and the children. et cetera, et cetera. no la toya joe and every other jackson you can name? >> that's right. >> staying clear.
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tom, thank you very much. tell us what you think. do you think this movie gives jackson fans some closure, or -- or do you think that this is too soon? that it's tacky. that it's just capitalizing on michael jackson's death? call us right now. 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail us. cnn.cop/hln and send a text, place your comments and name to hln tv. standard text rates apply. we'll air your responses on this coming up in a little bit. really horrible day in iraq yesterday. two suicide car bombs exploded there killing 160 people injury more than 540 others, and one of those bombings is caught on tape. who the attacks were targeting and how president obama is reacting.
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more than 160 people have
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been killed in the bloodiest attacks in baghdad in more than two years. wow. at least 540 people were hurt yesterday when two suicide car bombs targeted government buildings. president obama calls the attacks outrageous, but iraq's prime minister says the bombings will not derail elections coming up in january. he promised to punish those responsible. for the first time we're hearing from a crew member on that northwest plane that overshot the minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week. >> nobody was asleep in the cockpit. no arguments took placeance but other than that, i cannot tell you anything that wept on because we're having hearings this weekend, we're having hearings on tuesday. all of that information will come out then. >> do tell, please for more
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than an hour air traffic controllers could not reach them during wednesday's flight. the ntsb interviewed the pilot and copilot yesterday. and may interview flight attendants today. police met the plane after it landed safely. they asked flight attendants to keep passengers in their seats while they checked the cockpit. also under review a possible delay by the faa in notifying the military about this. nor ad scrambled two fighter jets at two locations. they nerve are took off. the airways is cooperating and do its own investigation. a baby einstein dvd for your insfant or toddler, could you have cash coming your way. the walt disney company is offering refunds on those videos.
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we've been telling you michael jackson's "this is it" premieres tomorrow midnight.
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thousands across the country a documentary, the final months of michael jackson's life. there are people asks, is this the right thing to do? that is what we want to know from new today's "your views." let's start way scathing e-mail from linda. this is what linda wrote. i think michael jackson is a sex offender and never should have gotten all the media attention from his death, and no one should benefit from him. that's linda's take. he's dead. leave him there. let's get to andrew now calling from tennessee. andrew, what's your take on this? >> caller: my take on this is that the man was an entertainer and he would want his fans to benefit from his hard work as well as all the talented people he worked with. filmmakers highlight the positive aspects of the last date of rehearsal is both a celebration of the entertainer and way to maintain integrity. >> will you see it? >> caller: i might. too close for friends and family but the majority,
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michael lives on in their hearts and they deserve this moment. i think michael would agree. >> go to our facebook page if you would like. get to some of comments right now. damon wrote this -- conveniently, it's both, meaning it's kind of a memorial and a money grab. it's worth it to me to pay to see this icon's last performances. look at it like this. if michael jackson was stull alive and this was going to be an actual live concert it would still be a money grab for someone everywhere bp such is life and the price of ercht tamt. keesha says as a fan i can't wait to see this. it's a memorial for me but i'm sure for his people it is a money grab. lori feels it is about the money. it would be interesting to see his last footage of rehearsals but i think it is just about the money. tina says this thinking about his kids. good for his kids if the money goes to the right place and is in good taste not just to please the blood-thirsty, then
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i'm for it. he worked hard to stay with his children 100% while growing up. i think part of his plan would be to leave the legacy he could so his children could do anything they wanted and have choice hess didn't have. another one from marie. i think it's too soon for his loved ones and some family members said they don't have any intentions of watching. she went on to say, although i realize the sooner they put it out after his death the better monetarily. i guess that's what it's all about. in the end thinking it is kind of about the money. continue to tell us what you think. do you think this movie is something that the fans would want to see? that it's good for fans or just too soon? does it make you go, ick? that they're capitalizing on michael jackson's death? call right now. 1-877-tell-hln. e-mail if you police officer. cnn.com/hln. text as well. text the word views plus comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. we'll continue to air your responses throughout the day.
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if you bought a baby einstein dvd to enlighten your little one you might be eligible for a refund. wall disney company is offering cash refunds on dvds bought between june of 2004 and the beginning of last month. they can also be exchanged for a book or cd, or you can get a 25% off of a little sign styne product. this comes after an advocacy groups long battle over the educational claims of the series which it says are not supported by scientific research. the baby einstein company says the offer is part of the consumer safxz program on the packaging since 2008 and on the website since 1999. americans are spending less and differently. that's what a recent survey suggests. here's hln money expert clark howard talking about how the economy has changed your money habits. >> you and i really are changing
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our attitudes about money. a new consumer report survey finds a complete shift in how the average american is handling dough. we're spending less on every kind of personal indulgence out there. and this is really good because the level of personal debt that the typical american has been carrying has been outrageous. roughly double what its been in the modern era. but americans step by step are dialing back on the total amount of debt they have. we're really in early innings getting there. i think there's a long-term play people being more careful with their dough. one reason i think that's really the real deal is when consumer reports posed the hypothetical, what would you do if you won a lottery? overwhelmingly, people said they'd pay down debt. it wasn't that old-fashioned thing about, i'm going to go buy the new home the new boat buy the new car. no. clean up their act. i'm clark howard. for more ways you can clean up
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your act, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> the die riff an angry black woman made a famous hollywood director pretty mad himself.
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students from a college in st. louis filed complaints of racial discrimination against a pretty popular bar in chicago. this is what happened nearly 200 students were on a class trip and they say that every black student was told they couldn't come in. the class president says the african-american students were told they didn't meet the dress code, because their pants were too baggy. so they cooked up a little experiment. they'll explain. listen. >> he's actually wearing my pants. he actually rater on went back to the hotel, we did a switch of pants and he put my pants on. keep in mind, this guy's about three inches shorteder than me, and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me. but he went back to the bar later on that evening with the same manager, same bouncer at
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the door and was able to walk in. while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> this is the original mother's bar in chicago where this happened. managers at the bar told the "chicago tribune" they are taking this issue seriously and conducting an internal investigation. washington university, this is the school where the students came from, are going to hold a town hall meeting tonight to talk about this incident. an 18-year-old woman who turned up in new york city a couple weeks ago with amnesia has been identified. casey elise peterson. her father left washington state yesterday to pick her up. he says this is not the first time she has disappeared and lost her memory. he says the relationship has been difficult, but she has been identified now. more and more kids are running away from home and some say a big reason is the recession. experts and government officials tell the "new york times" over the past two years they have seen an increase in the number of chirn who have left home for
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life on the streets. they say foreclosures, layoffs, rising food and fuel prices have stretched families to the max, and those pressure hitting teens and preteens pretty hard. a government outreach program says the number of contacts it made with runaways rose to 761,000 last year from 550,000 in 2002. a government hot line found runaways are increasingly surviving by selling drugs, panhandling and prostitution. teammates family and friends are paying tribute to the university of connecticut football player stabbed to death eight days ago. the funeral for 20-year-old cornerback jasper howard is being held in his hometown of miami today. these you are live pictures of that. the entire team flew to florida to be there. a viewing for howard was held yesterday. he was fatally stabbed during a fight outside a campus dance last sunday. no one has been charged in his death.
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people in organize park florida, will get their chance to pay respects to somer thompson tonight. the viewing will be followed by a memorial service tomorrow for the 7-year-old. look at the scene outside the thompson home this morning. flowers, balloons just everywhere. and yesterday the neighborhood held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's grieving family. after work her mother again hanked the community for their support. >> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vain. and that we catch him. everything everybody's done for me -- it means the world to me. i love all of y'all. >> somer went missing last monday while she was just walking home from school and then her body was later found at a landfill in georgia. 14 americans died in two
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separate helicopter crashes in afghanistan. that is the heaviest one-day loss of life for americans in more than four years. one chopper went down and in the western part of the country killing seven u.s. troops and three dea agents. the helicopter had just left the scene of a firefight. in the southern part of the country, four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers collided in midair. now let's talk about iraq. more than 160 people have been killed in the bloodiest attacks in baghdad in more than two years. at least 540 people were hurt yesterday when two suicide car bombs targeted government buildings. president obama calls the attacks outrageous. iraq's prime minister says the bombings will not derail elections. those were supposed to happen in january. he promised to punish those responsible. accused teenage terrorist
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smadi pleaded not guilt any a courtroom in dallas facing two federal charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. officials say smadi tries to blow up a dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb. the device was actually a fake provided by fbi ats posing as al qaeda operatives. the jordanian teenager is still in federal custody and if convicted could face life in prison. jury selection is underway in el door raid oh texas for the trial of a polygamist sex offender accuseded of sexually assaulting a child. the charges stem from his alleged marriage to an underaged girl. if convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison. a year and a half ago 12 members of the fundamentalist church of jesus christ of latter-day saints was charged in the largest child custody case in u.s. history. more than 400 children were taken in the state custody from the group's remost ranch in west texas. many of those kids since returned. a breakaway sect of the mormon
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church. unbelievable story. a car crashes right into a couple's bedroom lands on top of them while hair in bed. hear what they're saying about the accident that could easily have cost them their lives. look at pictures.
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a couple in nevada is sharing horrifying details about being trapped in their bed by a car. a car. they were asleep when this car came flying into their bedroom, landed right on top of them. the fire chief says they could have been crushed if the car had slipped during the 42 minutes it
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took to free them. imagine this. hot engine hoyle, gasoline, is spilling all over them but they ended up with only minor burns cuts and bruises. that's it. they spoke about their ordeal on nbc's "today" show. >> i pretty much woke up with it on top of me, but before that, i remember the shaking of the house and the noise and then just a wait. it was just, came right down on top of us. i actually thought it was an earthquake and the roof fell on us. i don't know how long it took, but i definitely went into panic mode after that and started screaming for help. >> we were in between both tires and the radiator, part of the grill was smashed in the back of the head word. i couldn't see her. we were on the outside of that. >> i still can't believe that we're alive, just watching all that. it's a miracle that we're alive. >> you won't believe another aspect of the story. you really won't. police say the man driving the car was actually trying to crash
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into a house. but the house next door where his girlfriend's husband lives. he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. for the first time we're hearing from a crew member on the northwest plane that overshot the minneapolis airport last week by 150 miles. listen. >> nobody was asleep in the cockpit. no arguments took place, but other than that, i cannot tell you anything that went on because we're having hearings this weekend, we're having hearings on tuesday. all of that information will come out then. >> we can't wait. more than an hour, air traffic controllers couldn't reach them during wednesday's flight. the ntsb interviewed the pilot and copilot yesterday and may interview flight attendants today. police meted plane after it landed safely. they asked flight attendants to keep passengers in their seats while they checked the cockpit. also under review, a possible delay by the faa in notifying
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the military about all this. scrambled fighter jets in two locations that never took off. northwest airlines says it is cooperating and doing its own investigation. a child who said he'd been kidnapped escaped to a gas station in north carolina over the weekend. the boy said he and his mom had been kidnapped. she was still in the car outside being held hostage. a security guard who happened to be in the store said the boy managed to slip away from the vehicle. >> he noticed my badge and told me he was being held hostage by man in this black truck. >> police say they may charge the man with kidnap that he does have a long rap sheet. nancy grace exclusive tonight. the ex-wife of balloon dad breaks her silence in an exclusive first interview. hear what she has to say about the man police say lied that his 6-year-old son flew away in
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their homemade balloon, and much more. tonight it at 8:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern on hln. and holding a block party and offering everything from phone cards to free haircuts. organizers say it was a way to bring hope to those facing incredibly tough times. >> give me a better opportunity to present myself to a company to where i could find a job. >> i actually walked away from it feeling real good. >> people are also treated to lunch. family portraits, and massages. if you thought it was baby einstein dvds would do the trick your your kid and bought one five years ago and with the last five years could you have cash coming your way. the company is offering refunds on those videos.
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if you bought a braeb einstein dvd to enlighten your little one you may be eligible tore a refund. the walt disney company is offering cash refunds on dvds
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bought between june of 2004 and the beginning of last month. they can also be exchanged for a book or cd or you can get a 25% off coupon for on a little einstein product. this comes after an advocacy group's log battle over the educational claims of the series which it says are not supported by scientific research. the baby einstein company now a subsidiary of disney says it's part of a consumer advocacy that's been on the website since 1999. the least nutritious kreerms are usually the most advertised to the kids. "usa today" reports the yale university study determined kreerms marketed to children have more sugar and sodium and less fiber than those aimed at adults. kellogg's says it has nutritional standards for products that target kids and those that don't meet the standards are either reformulated or pitched to an older audience. general mills says kids who eat
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cereal more often, even pre-sweetened cereal tend to weigh less than children who do not. the government is getting ready for a worst-case scenario with the h1n1 virus. friday night president obama declared a national emergency that doesn't mean panic. doctors and hospitals want to cut through government red tape to be ready if the flu outbreak becomes a true pandemic. more than 1,000 people in the u.s. have died from h1n1. it doesn't help there's a vaccine shortage in some areas of country right now. >> influenza vaccines are produced, there are biological steps, it's like baking bread. you're really growing viruses and eggs. individual eggs inoculated with the virus and each cracked you try to see how much virus you've gotten. the manufacturers haven't gotten as much virus as they would have expected. >> over the summer the government estimated 100 million doses would be ready by right now.
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apparently 11 million have been shipped to doctors and hospitals so far. the new estimate is to have 50 million doses by mid-november and then 150 million in december. a public option will likely be in the next senate health care bill. the senate aid to senate majority leader harry reid says this. a final decision will be made today, and senator reid is poised to introduce a bill way public health insurance option allowing the states to opt out. we'll keep you posted. parishioners at st. patrick's church in chatham, new jersey, are mourning the death of a priest who was stabbed to death in the rectry. 150 people attended an early mass yesterday to pray for the reverend et hinds. a longtime church janitor is charged with stabbing him 32 times with a kitchen knife thursday. many in the community are stunned by the brutality of chris crime. >> we're all praying for ourselves that we can get through this. we're just hugging each other and just coming together as a
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family. >> i really can't get over it. it will be a while. it will take us a while to get over it because we're, you know, it just came so fast. couldn't believe it. >> 64-year-old jose feliciano is being held on $150 million bail. hinds' body was found friday when he didn't show up for morning mass. listen to this. prosecutors believe he called 911 when he was stabbed but the call was cut off and the dispatcher called back but prosecutors say feliciano answered and said there was no emergency. a friend of convicted swindler bernard madoff found dead in his swimming pool. jeffrey picowor's wife found him yesterday at their mansion in palm beach florida. investors accused him of giving $7 billion in bogus profits from madoff's schemes. he had parkinson's disease and other health problems as well. police are investigating the death as a drowning but are also
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not ruling anything out. and police are trying to figure out who would have poisoned six harvard university medical researchers? they drank coffee laced way chemical preservative in august, and an internal. he open says the research herself to be hospitalized for a while and ended up being released. officials won't say whether they think it was intentional. no one has been arrested pap school spokesperson says right now it looks like an isolated incident. espn has fired baseball analyst steve phillips after he admitted having an affair way production assistant, phillips first took a leave of absence wednesday when the news broke he'd slept with brooke hundley. police say hundley started calling phillips wife in august after he ended the relationship saying the 22-year-old also sent his wife a letter graphically describes her sex life with the broadcaster. and his birth marks. all right. espn says it determined phillips
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ability to be an effective analyst was significantly was damaged and it became evidence it was time to part ways. a statement from a spokesperson says huntley is no longer with the network either. at the stroke of midnight tomorrow michael jackson's "this is it" begins a two-week run in theaters around the world. it's a documentary create dprd footage shot as jackson was preparing for his summer concert sear ares in london. the clip shows the king of pop rehearsing complicated dance routines, voice appears to be strong. he appears to be in good health from the clips that we've seen but controversy surrounds the film and the motivation behind its release. some question whether the audio tracks were enhanced during edit editing and now fans have created a website called thisisnotit.com to voice concerns about the contents of the film. do you think the movie gives jackson fans closure or do you
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think, hey, he just died a few months ago and this is too soon to be doing this? it's just capitalizing to make money. call us now 877-tell-hln. e-mail us cnn.com/hln. also text, text the word views comments and your name to hln tv. standard text rate as ply. you don't have to be a michael jackson fan to have an opinion. tell us what you think. we'll air responses throughout the day. >> reporter: internet could see a radical change this week. the group that oversees domain names may apros the use prosprosprove the use of nonlatin letters like korean or arabic. it should make the net available to many more people. one official calls it the biggest change to the internet since it was invented. protests in southern california turned ugly over the weekend. a lot of push shoving shouting riot police had to
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step in to break up the fight. what authorities say triggered this brawl.
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as police hunt for her killer, people are getting a chance to pay final respects to a 7-year-old. what her community has done to help her mother. a double suicide bombing in baghdad kills more than 160 people and one of blasts is
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caught on tape. we have the footage and more details of the deadly attack. and the new michael jackson document tri "this is it" comes out tomorrow if you stay up until midnight. will it bring fans closure or is this capitalizing on the singer's death? welcome to hln "news and views." i'm chuck roberts. people will get a chance to pay final ropts toespects to somer thompson. here was the scene outside the thompson home this morning. yesterday the neighborhood held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's grieving family. after the event her mom again, thanks the community for their support. >> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vain and that we catch them. everything everybody's done for me it means the world to me.
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i love all of y'all. >> it was only last monday somer went miss walking home from school. her body was found in a georgia landfill later. nobody in custody. teammates family friends are paying tribute to the university of connecticut footballer stabbed to death eight days ago. the funeral for quarterback jasper howard is being held in his hometown of miami today. the entire team flew to florida to be there. a viewing for howard was held yesterday. he was fatally stabbed during a fight outside a campus dance last saturday. students from a college in st. louis say racism kept them out of a chicago bar. nearly 200 students in chicago on a class trip went to a huge bar. all of the white classmates got in and all six black students were not allowed in. they say they were told they didn't meet the dress code because their panltpants were too baggy so the students cooked up an
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experiment. >> he ms's actually wearing my pants. he put my pants on. keep in mine this guy's three inches shorter than me and close to 40 50 pounds lighter than me. but he went back to the bar later on that evening with the same manager, same bouncer at the door and was able to walk in. while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> the spokesperson for the original mother's bar told "the chicago tribune" the bar is taking the issue seriously. it's doing an internal investigation. 18-year-old woman who turned up in new york city two weeks ago with amnesia has been identified. her name is casey alease peterson. she's from washington state. her father said it's not the first time casey's disappeared and lost her memory. it's not clear how she got all the way to new york city. the war in afghanistan is one of the biggest challenges facing the obama administration and it's the main topic of today's meeting between the president and his national security team. the president trying to decide whether to send thousands more
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u.s. troops to afghanistan. "the washington post" reports the u.s. is considering two primary options deploying 44,000 more traps to conduct a full-scale counterinsurgency or sending between 10,000 and 15,000 additional soldiers and a marines. the paper says the pentagon has not formally endorsed either plan. >> all of the speculation about u.s. troop levels and deployments coincides with what's been a horrible day for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans were killed and n. two separate helicopter crashes. heaviest one-day of life for americans in years. the helicopter went down killing seven troops and three civilian dea agents. in the southern part of the country, four u.s. troops killed when two choppers collided in midair. you could feel that for a
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huge distance around that blast. death toll from the weekend's almost simultaneous car bombings is now 160 in baghdad, including 30 children. mohammed jamjoom has been reporting. what's the latest? any claim of responsibility? >> reporter: no claim of responsibility. yesterday, prime minister al maliki toured the site. behind the attacks were former baathist party members. pointing the finger at syria when they talks about these people. we were at scene of the blasts yesterday, it was carnage, massive devastation, people walking around dazed and confused. it was a chaotic scene. today all of that confusion and sort of denial about what had happened shifted to anger fury. we saw mothers that were screaming saying, how come the iraqi government isn't protecting their people isn't
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protecting their children and their husbands? we saw men questioning whether the iraqi security apparatus knows what it's doing, really is capable of protecting the people. we also spoke to a woman with an mgo near iraq and said iraqi politicians need to put differences aside and focus on security. this is what she had to say. >> we are -- our government our president, that's to stop these clashes among them and they have to make the iraqi interest the first one. we are demanding iraqi lives iraqi security is the main things for us. >> reporter: chuck, the news just keeps getting worse. we found out just a short while ago, from a statement from the minute tri of entireinterior there was a bus around the scene of the blast yesterday carried 30 schoolchildren. they all perished in those blasts. >> before yesterday, were people feeling secure? were there places you wouldn't
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go you wouldn't visit in baghdad? what was it like? >> reporter: there were definitely places you wouldn't visit. what's interesting about the attack it almost mirrors exactly attacks that happened at almost the exact same place two months ago august 19th. you had attacks targeting government installations foreign ministry, over 100 people died 500 injured. the government blamed the same groups. yesterday you had the same type of attack. two suicide truck bombs, government installations down the street from the previous site. this is the heart of baghdad. this happened at rush hour people going to work offices were full. it maximizesed casualties. pem are saying hey, if this is happening at a time when so many people are out and there's is supposed to be part of the government that's secure how come the iraqi security forces can't protect us? >> shattered nerves in baghdad. jon gosselin went to court
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today. at a hearing over his divorce from his estranged wife kate what he told the judge he did with $230 30,000 he took from the joint account.
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jon gosselin said he's put $230,000 back into the account he shares with his estranged wife kate but wants to know how she spent $33,000 in joint funds. he criticized his estranged wife for failing to appear eight court hearing today outside philadelphia. the reality tv stars battling it out in public. the next court date is late in november. at the stroke of midnight tomorrow michael jackson's "this is it" begins a two-week run in theaters around the world. the documentary created from footage shot in days before his june death as mj prepared for his planned summer concert series in london. clips show the king of pop rehearsing intricate dance routines, and he appears to be in good health and good voice. kenny ortega directed "this is
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it" and spoke about his friend earlier on cnn. >> he was at the shape that he wanted to be, you know? he was a 50-year-old man that was in charge of his life doing this the whole of his life. the stage was a second home. michael jackson was born in the trunk. he's been doing what he's been since he was 4 years old and this is where he wanted to be. you have to also think, he was doing this and he puts it out fully and in front of 18,000 empty chairs in an arena. this was for -- but for a few eyes. >> controversy surrounds the film, though and the motivation behind the release. some question whether the audio tracks were enhanced during the edit phase. now a group of fans that's created a website called thisisnotit.com voicing concerns about its contents. how about you? is premiering the movie soon after his death the right anything to do? is this exploitation?
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are you going to go see it? we want to know what you think about this. you've been commenting on my facebook page, too, search chuck roberts hln to comment. michael was exploited in life and now he's being exploited in death. i wish people would leave him alone. richard says this capitalizes on the shock value of his appearance days before and after he died. i think it's both a tribute and a trick. john writes i think it's about the dollars. since they didn't make it from his tour in england they're going to get it one way or the other, dead or alive. callers that want to weigh in. helen, hi what do you think? >> caller: i think it's great they're showing the filming of michael's concert. now we can all have the opportunity to see michael's last work. from what i've seen of the concert concert, look looks a terrific comeback for him. >> okay. you're going to see it then? helen, are you going to see it? helen's gone.
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kevin's up in florida. what do you think? >> caller: i think this is the right anything to do for all michael jackson fans because it gives great closure to grieving fans and helps the kids and mom financially. i'm glad la toya and mow jackson won't be getting money because they're money hungry. >> are you surprised they might not see it? >> caller: very very. >> you think if it were your brother, you'd see it? >> caller: i'd be the first one there. >> midnight tomorrow. carla's in utah, go ahead. >> caller: i believe that michael jackson's legacy should live on. look at elvis presley they're still collecting money from elvis presley's death. why not michael jackson? he left children behind and he has a family. and i believe that the family will go see it and i'm going to see it too. >> all right. good call. thank you very much. three supporters three in a row. e-mail a scathing e-mail. linda writes i think michael jacksons a sex offend somewhere
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never should have gotten the media attention from his death and no one should benefit from him. he's dead, leave him there. it's all over the spectrum today on this one. does jackson's movie give fans closure or is it too soon to capitalize on the entertainer's death. call us 877-tell-hln. cnn.com/hln, text views, text 45688. 90,000 feet up and falling fast, sounds like a great scene from action adventure movie but it ain't. this noise work of fiction, abexperiment that went off exactly as planned, almost.
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we've got great video in from an i-reporter of a trip 90,000 feet into the air and a sudden plunge back to earth. it's exactly what was supposed to happen. professor glenn kissel
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university of southern indiana's on the line to talk about a weekend project that got all of our attention thanks to the pictures. what was your goal here sir? what was the technology involved? >> well, chuck good to speak with you from usi. the goal was to give our engineering students a great end-to-end engineering project in a large team environment. we had one team at the launch site, mt.en vernon illinois airport, another team prepositioned near vincens indiana to pretreev theretrieve the pods when they came down and a third team at university as mission control. >> were you at the mercy of the winds or is there a guidance system. >> yes, we were at the mercy of the winds. we can predict where the balloon's going to go but still at the mercy of wins and there is uncertainty. >> we 15 a pop here, that's at
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90,000 feet when the balloon disintegrated and the pods are falling to earth it looks like in this video. what happens? is there a parachute that breaks the fall? >> you bet ya. the balloon pops and the chaotically begins to descend. a parachute slows it down several thousands of feet above the surface. >> did you get good data? >> we've got great data great photos. we got some good photos of our mascot flying above the clouds. wonderful. great sensor data of pressure humidity, temperature. a high school experiment here in evansville. >> there's the landing site across the state line. you took nauf illinois and it landed in indiana. >> you bet ya. >> anything go wrong, anything? >> well we had a little mechanism that didn't quite work this time so we have to try it
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again. >> i wish i were in your class. sounds fas fas nafting. >> when you get pictures, breaking news great stories do like that go to ireport.com look for the upload now link and get instructs how to submit your story. new info on the northwest plane the airbus that overshot the minneapolis airport by 150 miles last we'reek. a source familiar with the statement say the pilots told them they did not fall asleep but did lose track of time and location, situational awareness if you will that is consistent with statements the co-pilot made to kgw over the weekend. he lives in salem, oregon. >> nobody was asleep in the cockpit, no arguments took place but other than that, i cannot tell you anything that went on because we're having hearings this weekend, we're having hearings on tuesday all that information will come out then.
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>> for well over an hour covering more than 600 miles air traffic control could not reach that cockpit during the wednesday evening run from san diego to minneapolis. the ntsb may interview flight attendants now. police met the plane on landing in minneapolis asked the flight attendants to keep passengers in their seats. they checked the cockpit. under review a possible delay by the faa in notifying the military. nor rad scrambled fighters jets but they never took off. northwest is cooperating with the investigation and doing one of its own. accused terrorist pleaded not guilty face two federal charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. he tried to blow up a dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb. device was a fake. the jordanian teenager remains in federal custody. americans are spending less
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and differently that's what a recent survey suggests. here's money expert clark howard talking about how the economy has changed our money habits. >> you and i really are changing our attitudes about money. new consumer report survey finds a complete shift in how the average american is handling dough. we're spending less on every kind of personal intul against out there. and this is really good because the level of personal debt that the typical american has been carrying has been outrageous, roughly double what it's been in the modern era. americans, step by step are dialing back on the total amount of debt they have. we're in early innings getting there. i think it's a long-term play. people being more careful with their dough. one reason i this that's the real deal is when consumer reports posed the hypothetical what would you do if you won the lottery? overwhelmingly people said
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they'd pay down debt. it wasn't that old fashioned thing about i'm going to buy the new home the new boat. buy the new car, no. clean up their ability. i'm clark howard, for more ways you can clean up your ability go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> he'll help you do it. great atdvice. clark howard saves you more, helps you avoid getting ripped off. the dire of an angry black woman's made a famous hollywood director pretty mad. why spike lee is lashing out at tyler perry's sense of humor.
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people in orange park florida, near jacksonville paying respects to somer thompson followed by a memorial service tomorrow. here was the scene outside the thompson home this morning. yesterday the neighborhood held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's family. after the event the mom thanks the community for its support.
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>> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vain. and that we catch them. everything everybody's done for me, it means the world to me. i love all of y'all. >> so far police are frustrated. they have no one in custody. somer went missing last monday walking home from school. her body found later at a georgia landfill across the state line. teammates, family friends paying tribute to the university of connecticut football player stabbed to death eight days ago. the funeral for jasper howard is being held in miami today. the entire team flew down to florida to be there. here's live picture there. viewing for howard held yesterday. he was fatally stabbed outside a campus dance last sunday after a fight. so far no charges have been filed in that death. a church janitor is accused of stabbing a priest 32 times.
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new jersey police say jose feliciano killed reverend ed hind at the church after an argument thursday. he worked there 18 years. investigators are investigating possible motives for the attack. more than 1 3r50 people gathered to pray for reverend hind and the man suspected of killing him. >> we're all praying for ourselves that we can get through this. hugging each other coming together as a family. >> i really can't get over it. it will take us a while to get over it because we're, you know it just came so fast. couldn't believe it. >> the suspect worked there 17 to 18 years. prosecutor said investigators found the priest's cell phone and bloody clothing at the suspect's home and in a park across the street. 18-year-old woman who turned up in new york city two weeks ago with amnesia has been identified casey alease peterson. from washington state. her dad said it's not first time she's disappeared and lost her
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memory. the family of an iraqi girl allegedly run over by her father in arizona says he tried to call her but his wife hung up on him. 20-year-old nor al maliki is in critical condition after spinal surgery. her brother said she and her father had been at theed odds recently. >> she's unconscious hasn't said a thing. she's moving around a little bit. they think it's spontaneous movement. seeing her in the hospital it broke my heart. nobody should have to go through this. >> police are look for the father. his son said his sister is married to an iraqi man but moved in with another man after she moved to the u.s. the brother said the father did not approve of that relationship. students from a college in st. louis say racism kept them out of a popular chicago bar. nearly 200 students went north into chicago on a class trip. all the white classmate got in and all six black students were
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not allowed in. they didn't meet the dress code. the students cooked up a little experiment. >> he's actually wearing my pants. later on he went back to the hotel we did a switch of pants and he put my pants on. keep in mind this guy's three inches shorter than me and 40 50 pounds lighter than me. he went back to the bar later on with the same manager bouncer at the door and able to walk in while making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> a spokesperson for the original mother's bar told "the chicago tribune" the bar is taking this seriously and doing an internal investigation. we have this story just in. the associated press reporting that bernard madoff's associate jeffrey picower who died over the weekend had a massive heart attack and drowned. a.p. quoting results of an autopsy performed today. 67-year-old picower found by his wife at the bottom of his pool in palm beach, florida.
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he's accused of making more than $7 billion from the bernie madoff ponzi scheme. the war crimes trial of radovan karadzic has been suspended until tomorrow. he was a no-show. judges ended proceedings because he wasn't there. the defendant wasn't there. he says he didn't have enough time to prepare. karadzic is acting as his own council. the prosecution will begin its case tomorrow with or without him. karadzic charged with genocide and car crimes for his bloody campaign against croats during the war. the war in afghanistan is one of the big of the challenges that president obama faces and his administration in general. and it's the main topic in a meeting today between the president and his national security team. the president trying to decide whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. "the washington post" reports the u.s. is considering two primary options deploying 44,000 more troops to conduct a full-scale counterinsurgency or
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sending between 10,000 and 15,000 additional solediers and marine as part of counterterrorism plus. the pentagon has not endorsed either plan. all of the speculation about u.s. troop levels coincides with what's been a horrible day for u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans were killed in 2 separate helicopter crashes. that's the heaviest one-day loss of life for americans in more than four years. in the first incident a chopper went down in the western part of the country killing seven u.s. troops and three civilian dea agents. the helicopter just left the scene of a firefight. in the southern part of the country four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers collided in midair. more than 160 people killed in the bloodiest attacks in baghdad in more than two years. at least 540 people were hurt yesterday when twin suicide car bombs targeted government
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buildings. president obama calls the attacks outrageous. nuri al maliki says it will not derail the january election. well we have learned mark mcguire, home run king, heading back to the big leagues, doing it as a hitting coach for the st. louis cardinals. he'll be replacing hal mcrae. in 1998, big mac set a new record for home runs 70 in one season. retired three years later with 583 homers under his belt. but he'll be remembered for not answering questions during a congressional hearing about whether he used steroids. michael jackson's final days captured on tape as we know now and starting tomorrow fans can see the footage on the big screen. is it too soon for "this is it"?
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nevada couple sharing horrific details about being trapped if their bed bay car, yes a car. they were asleep when the car careen into bedroom and landed on tonight of them. the fire chief said they could have been crushed if the car had slipped during the 42 minutes it took to free them. 42 long minutes. hot engine oil and gasoline spilled all over them but they ended up with minor burns and a few cuts and bruises. they spoke about their ordeal on nbc's today show. >> i pretty much woke up with it on top of me but before that i remember the shaking of the house and the noise and then just a weight. it was just like just came right down on top of us. i actually thought it was an earthquake and the roof fell on us. i don't know how long it took but i definitely went into panic mode after that and started
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screaming for help. >> in between both tires and like the radiator, part of the grill was smashed into the back of the headboard. we were on the outsides of that. >> i still can't believe that we're alive. just watching all of that it's a miracle that we're alive. >> the man driving the car was trying to crash into the house next door where his girlfriend's husband lives. wrong house. he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. at stroke of midnight tomorrow, michael jackson's "this is it" begins a two-week run in theaters around the world. the dock documentary shot days before his death. the clips show the king of pop rehearsing intricate dance routines. appears to be in good farm and good voice. controversy surrounds the film and the motivation behind its release. ken think ortega directed the movie and spoke on our sister network cnn. >> i don't agree with it but at
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the same tomb i respect that la toyia's concerns. michael was a perfectionist. the important thing is she hasn't seen the film yet and i hope that when she does she'll come to realize what this is is a great celebration of a master of his craft and that it is a privileged peek at you know at the creative process of a genius. and that we really do come to understand the reasons behind why michael wanted to do this project why, it was so important to him to go back out after ten years abence. a group of jackson fans created a website called thisisnotit.com to voice their concerns about its contents. tell us what you think. do you think this gives jackson fans closure or is it too soon to be thinking of capitalizing on the latent ter takener's death? call us toll free 877-8335-5456, cnn.com/hln. standard secretary rates apply.
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well, every morn two young kids, two young kids have to help their mom put her arms and legs on the result of a medical misdiagnosis that devastated their lives. more on this from cnn.com live's melissa long. hi. >> chuck, hi. the storey's getting a lot of attention on our newly designed website cnn.com today. her name, lisa strong. six years ago she went into the hospital with kidney stones. she left without ever having them removed. possibly miscommunication alleged misdiagnosis among the docs at the time. less lease so says her toes and fings started turning black and discoloration spreading up her limbs a result of a rare tissue inflammation which resulted from lack of treatment. only topgs amputate all of her limbs. in the months that followed she lost her job, her marriage crumbled, her children a little boy and girl, 9 and 11 you can
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see them here, caring for her. every morning as you mentioned, chuck they help her to put on her arms and her legs. they set about running the household, helping her around with basic things like cooking and preparing the house. sued for malpractice, however she lost in the case. the judge called for a new trial saying the jury didn't follow the law the evidence. there is a new try but not for another year. read more about the story in our new designed website. >> all familiar with internet security threats and our vulnerability online. cybercriminals a new tactic. >> never mind pcs trying to attack smart phones blackberries -- >> iphones. >> palms, exactly. and they're doing this because people don't have the proper security measures put in place on these very popular gadgets. you have worms, viruses, spam heading for the smart phones now. many people surf the web with
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them so it's very attractive to a criminal. and they hack in to possibly get your personal information. there is one big problem for them though, most people don't think of the devices as a security risk so they don't enable, as i mentioned the security features. find out how to do so on a story that we have on our technology pages cnn.com/tech. here's a plus side for you attacking these is actually challenging for the hackers. >> okay. i hope it's impossible for the hackers. especially when you're looking at your bank statement or paying bills online or something. >> be very careful. >> melissa, thanks. appreciate it. jon gosselin went to court in a hearing over his divorce from his estranged wife kate. what he told the judge he did with $230,000 he took from their joint account.
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a huge fire in a fuel storage depot out. firefighters in puerto rico have been battle it since friday. it started with an explosion with the force of 2.8 magnitude
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either wake. hundreds had to evacuate. fbi's investigating graffiti found. espn fired analyst steve philips after admitted an apyre with a production assistant. philips took a leave of absence wednesday after news broke he slept with brook hundley. hundley started calling philips' wife in august after they ended their relationship. the 22-year-old sent marni philips a letter graphically describing her sex life with the broadcaster swhiz varand his birthmarks. it became evident it was time to part company. show business tonight got a statement from a espn spokesperson who says hundley is no longer with the network. jury selection in texas for the trial of pentagon lift sex member accused of sexually assaulting a child.
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if convicted, jess some faces up to 20 years. a year a half ago 12 members of the fundamentalist church of jesus christ of latter day saints charged in the largest custody case in u.s. history. more than 400 children taken into state custody. many of those kids have since returned. the flds is a breakaway sect of the mormon church. police are trying to figure out who would have poisoned six harvard university medical researchers. they all drank coffee laced with a chemical preservative in august. and internal memo says workers were hospitalized and releases. they won't say whether this is intentional. no one has been arrested. the school spokesman says it looks like an isolated incident. >> the internet could see a radical change. the group that oversees domain names may approve nonlatin letters, meaning international sites could use names like korean and era back.
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one official calls this the big of the change to the internet since it was invented. if you bought a baby einstein dvd to enlighten your little one you may be eligible for a sizable refund. walt disney offering refunds on dvds bought between june 2004 and beginning of last month. they can be exchanged for a book or cd or buys are can get 25% off a little einstein product. this follows advocacy group's battle over the series research. the baby einstein company, now a disney disney subsidiary is part of the program that has been on its packaging since 2008 and its website since 1 999. gas prices are up. in fact, way up. the average price for gas is now $2.66, jumped almost 18 cents in the last two weeks. it's the first significant jump since the summer, and it's not because we're driving more. it's because oil prices have shot up.
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we're all feeling the pink of a shaky economy. clark howard is here to help. log on to cnn.com/clark and submit your i-report. you could be selected to get valuable advice from america's money coach. the government is getting ready for a worst-case scenario with the h1n1 virus. friday night, the president declared a national emergency that gives doctors and hospitals the okay to cut lieu red tape so they can be ready if the flu outbreak becomes a pandemic. it doesn't help there is a vaccine shortage in some areas of the country right now. >>in influenza vaccines, you're growing individual eggs inoculated with the virus, and each egg is cracked and you see how much virus we have gotten. the manufacturers haven't gotten as much as they would have expected. >> over the summer the government estimated 100 million
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doses will be ready. by now. it is the 26th of october. but only 11 million have been shipped to doctors and hospitals thus far. the new estimate is to have 50 million doses by mid november, and 150 million in december. scientists don't think a meet right is responsible for creating a crate tore near a form. a doctoral student in geology says the crater appears to have been dug by shovels. the diary of an angry black woman. why spike lee is creating out at tyler perry's odd sense of human.
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these pictures could spell big trouble for a pretty popular bar in chicago. find out what was different when a black student and a white college student tried to get in dressed in the same outfit. as police hunt for her killer people are getting a chance to pay their respects to 7-year-old somer thompson. what the community has done to help her mother. and the new michael jackson documentary, "this is it" comes out tomorrow. will it bring closure to fans or is it capitalizing on the singer's death. this is hln "news and views." it's monday going well so far. students from a college in st. louis says racism kept them out of a chicago bar. nearly 200 students went to chicago for a class trip. then some decided to go to a bar. all of the white classmates got in. all six black students were not allowed in.
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they say they were told it's because they didn't meet the dress code because their pants were too baggy. so they cooked up an experiment to test that. listen. >> he's actually wearing my pants of. later on he went back to the hotel, we did a switch of pants, and he put my pants on, keep in mind, this guy is about 3 inches shorter than me and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me. but he went back to bar later on that evening with the same manager, same bouncer at the door and was able to just walk in. while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> the spokesperson for the original mother's bar that's what this place is -- you've probably heard of it before. i'm told the "chicago tribune," the bar is taking the issue seriously and doing an internal investigation. teammates, family friends, they're all paying tribute to the university of connecticut football player stabbed to death eight days ago. these are live pictures now. this is the funeral for 20-year-old jasper howard.
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this is happening in his hometown of miami. the entire football team flew to florida to be there. a viewing for howard was held yesterday. he was fatally stabbed during a fight outside a campus dance last sunday. no one has been charged in his death. a sad and horrible day for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans were killed in 2 separate helicopter crashes. that is the heaviest one-day loss of life for americans in more than four years. in the first incident a chopper went down in the western part of the country. in this particular incident seven u.s. troops were killed including three civilian dea agents. that helicopter had just left the scene of a firefighter. hostile fire is not suspected in the crash. now let's get to the southern part of the country where four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers collided in mid air. talking about iraq now, more than 160 people have been killed, at least 30 of them
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children in the bloodiest attacks in baghdad in more than two years. also at least 540 people were hurt yesterday. this is when two suicide car bombs went off, targeting government buildings. president obama calls the attack outrageous outrageous. iraq's prime minister says these bombings bombings, though, will not derail the elections that are supposed to happen in january of. he promised to punish those responsible. accused teenage terrorist pleaded not guilty in a dallas courtroom this morning. he is facing two charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. officials say he tried to blow up a dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb. the device was actually a fake provided by fbi agents posing as al qaeda operatives. the jordanian teenager is still in federal custody. if convicted he could face life in prison. an 18-year-old woman who
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turned up in new york city a couple weeks ago with amnesia she has been identified. her name is casey elise peterson from washington state. her father says this is not the first time she has disappeared and lost her memory. still not really clear how she got all the way from washington state to new york city. but, again she has been identified and her father is on his way. people in orange park, florida will pay their respects to somer thompson tonight. the viewing will be followed by a memorial service tomorrow where this 7-year-old girl -- and take a look at the scene outside the thompson home this morning. neighborhood held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's grieving family. after that the mother again thanked the community for their support. >> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vain, and that we catch him.
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everything everybody has done for me it means the world to me. i love all of y'all. >> somer went missing monday while she was walking home from school, and then her body was later found in a landfill in georgia. the florida medical examiner says the friend of convicted wind is letter bernard madoff suffered a massive heart attack. jeffrey picower's wife found him yesterday at their mansion in palm beach, florida. investors accused him of getting $7 billion in bogus profits from madoff's scheme. his attorney says picower had parkinson's disease and other health problems, as well. parishioners in chat am, new jersey are mourning the death of their priest, stabbed to death. 150 people attended an early mass yesterday to pray for reverend ed hines a long-time janitor is charged with stabbing him 32 times with a kitchen
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knife thursday. many people in the community are just stunned by the brutality of this crime. >> we're all praying for ourselves that we can get through this. >> we're just hugging each other, and just coming together as a family. >> i really can't get over it. it will be a while. it will take us a while to get over it, because we're -- no, it just came so fast. couldn't believe it. >> 64-year-old jose feliciano is being held on $1 million bail. heinz's body was found pry day when he didn't show up for morning mass. and prosecutors believe he called 911 when he was stabbed, but that call got cut off. the dispatcher did call back and they say feliciano answered and said there was no emergency. jury selection is under way in texas for the trial of pole mist sect member accused of sexually assaulting a child. the charges are a result of a
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marriage to an underage girl. 12 members of the fundamentalist church of the latter day saints were charged in the largest custody case in u.s. history. more than 100 kids have been taken, many have been returned. it's a break-away sect of the mormon church. at the stroke of midnight tomorrow michael jackson's "this is it" begins. the documentary begins a two-week run in theatres around the world. this is a documentary created from footage shot in the days before his death in june as he was preparing for the summer concert performance that is supposed to happen in london. the clip showed the king of pop rehearsing complicated, intricate dance routines. he appears to be in good health. still, though, a lot of controversy surrounding this film. in-touch weekly joined us earlier at that talk about what some jackson fans are saying about this release.
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>> the fans are saying, this is not it. and they have set up a website saying this is not it.com, claiming that, you know, the big mystery left from michael's death was could he have done these concerts. and the people who are behind the concerts are the producers of this and thinker showing us a robust healthy, vigorous michael. well, was that really the case? >> well some published reports question whether a body double was used in place of jackson. so in response to that a representative of sony which co produced the movie is telling tmz.com, this is a quote this is pure garbage, every frame is unquestionably michael. no response now from sony to that. how about this? we have learned mark mcgwire is headed back to the big leagues. this time, he is said to be headed to be the hitting coach for the st. louis cardinals. he's going to be replacing hal mcrae who is out of a job.
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in 1998, mcguire set a new record for home runs. you certainly remember this everybody was paying attention, he had 70 for the season, retired three years after that, with 583 homers under his belt. but, of course he's also remembered for refrusing to answer questions during that congressional hearing about whether he used steroids. we're going to have to see how this plays out for cardinals fans. and there's a lot of cardinals fans. an unbelievable survival story. a car crashed right into a couple's bedroom, landed on top of them while they were in bed. hear what they're saying about the accident that could easily have cost them their lives.
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a nevada couple is sharing horrifying stunning details about being trapped in their bed by a car! a car! they were asleep when this car comes crashing into the bedroom
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lands right on top of them. the fire chief says they could easily have been crushed if this car had slipped during the 42 minutes it took to free them. okay, during the 42 minutes there was hot engine oil and gasoline spilling on them. but in spite of that, they ended up with just minor burns and a few cuts and some bruises. they spoke about their ordeal on nbc's "today" show. >> i pretty much woke up with it on top of me but before that i remember the shaking of the house and the noise and then just a weight. it was just like -- just came right down on top of us, and i actually thought it was an earthquake and the roof fell on us. and i don't know how long it took but i definitely went into panic mode after that and started screaming for help. >> we were in between both tires, and like the radiator -- like, part of the grill was smashed in the back the head board so i couldn't see her at all. we were on the outsides of that. >> i still can't believe that we're alive. just watching all that, it's a
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miracle that we're alive. >> police say the man driving the car -- just wait for it -- was actually trying to crash into the house next door where his girlfriend's husband lives. he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. a lot of people get riled up when they hear about the fat paychecks many people on wall street get. well the paychecks could be reined in even more. cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow is in new york. more pay cuts coming poppy? what's going on? >> i mean honestly richelle, that is likely what is ahead. the pay czarfeinberg probably not done yet when it comes to giving haircuts to the compensation checks going out. what we heard last week the top 25 employees at these seven companies, take a look at them here on your screen that received all that bailout money they are being cut. but now more employees may get a haircut, as well. the pay czar is reviewing the
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pay packages of the next 75 most highest -- highly compensated employees. the decision, what you could see for those employees likely come in december maybe early next year. and the reason for this is it's not unheard of on wall straight for star traders to be in line for pay packages when it you total it up to be tens of millions of dollars. sometimes it eclipsed that of senior management in the first group of compensation cuts that we saw come out last week richelle. >> all right. my next question is addressing the concern that a lot of people have when you talk about the slippery slope. what about companies that did not get t.a.r.p. money poppy? are they -- >> yeah. >> is their pay going to be tampered with at all? >> i think that's a great question, because a lot of folks say, well, it's unamerican for the government to step in here, and, you know implement change at a company where they vice president gotten any taxpayer funded bail out. we have seen changes, when you look at morgan stanley that paid back its t.a.r.p. money, they
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instituted clawbacks, the right to take back money if employees actions, a trade results in a loss a few years down the road at the firm. some critics say that's not going to solve the problem. the only thing that is giving shareholders say over the compensation of the people that sit at the top of the firms through the compensation committee. that's part of the board. they decide on executive pay. nell minnow is the chair of the corporate library, pushing for this reform for decades. we talked to her today, and here's what she had to say on that topic. >> right now the consumers of ceo pay the shareholders have almost no ability to send any signal back. you can't replace the directors who do it wrong, you can't say no to these outrageous awards. it's unthinkable, unfathomable to me that directors continue to serve, directors who have approved compensation awards that have created perverse incentives continue to serve.
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>> all right. you can see more her interview on cnn money. but to get to that point congress may pass a bill, letting shareholders have more on the say of executive pay. the issue here it wouldn't be binding. so some have been pushing to have more say of who sits on the boards. but it's not easy and really, you have to have deep pockets to do this. right now, to propose an alternative slate of directors shareholders must pay millions of dollars forward, have their own proxy statements distributed at the annual board meeting. so in the absence of this the oh only real way to sort of out a sitting executive is to create public pressure. that's really what we saw richelle, when we saw ken lewis stripped of his chairman title at bank of america. so it's difficult to evoke change of the a lot of folks want the system changed. that's what the woman you heard from,nell minnow mentioned. you can see it on cnn money. >> thank you poppy. someone is challenging
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oprah's advise on being healthy and weight loss. who is saying oprah -- oprah is misguided.
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oprah is attacked. one of the trainers of "the biggest loser" has some harsh words for her. don't miss tonight's -- brooke anderson is in hollywood. this usually doesn't end well for those trying to take on oprah. >> yeah, not many people criticize oprah especially this harshly, richelle, and we know that oprah is always very open about her weight her fitness regimen, approaches and diets that have worked or haven't worked over the years. she has legion legions of fans. but don't discount jillian michaels among them. she lashed out at oprah to "health" magazine.
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okay. i know jillian doesn't have a very gentle approach. sometimes it's very off-putting for some. but if you watch "the biggest loser," rich he willrichelle you know that jillian gets results. i don't think this was a cheap shot, as some were saying i think they just really wanted to get the facts out there. >> okay. what have been people been saying on facebook? i know you put this up there to test the waters. what are people saying about it? >> you know it really sparked a heated debate on our facebook page. listen to what nikki says. quote, i don't think jillian michael's has any say in anyone's weight unless they are training with her. she needs to mind her own business. arnold b. says oprah is very misinformed about weight loss. the bottom line is who brings results when it comes to losing weight? jillian or oprah?
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jillian wins convincingly, case closed. and listen to what diana says. sounds like jillian is looking for a bit of air time. diana brings up an interesting point, because jillian richelle, is reportedly going to get her very own show from nbced called "losing it with jillian michael's." she will travel around the country, spend time with families helping them not only with their fitness and weight loss but also with finances, career goals how mom and dad's relationship is faring that sort of thing. it's set to debut next year. some people say she is lashing out at oprah for publicity. >> she probably believes what she says but it doesn't hurt to get into it with oprah, because it makes people talk. >> very good point. and we're going to have more on this coming up tonight on "showbiz tonight." plus richelle, married espn sports caster steve phillips is fired after a headline-making sex scandal. should he have been let go? was he treated unfairly?
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"showbiz tonight," 11:00 eastern and pacific. see you then. >> more to come on hln.
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students from a college in st. louis say racism kept them out of a bar in chicago. about 200 students went on a class trip to chicago. some decided to go to this bar a pretty well-known bar. we'll tell you what it is in a sec. all white classmates got in all six black students say they weren't allowed in and were told they didn't meet the dress code because their pants were too baggy. that's when the students cooked up a little experiment. >> he is actually wearing my pants. he actually -- later on he went back to the hotel, we did a switch of pants, and he put my pants on.
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keep in mind, this guy is about three inches shorter than me and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me. he went back to the bar later that evening with the same manager, same bouncer at the door and was able to walk in. while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> this is at the original mother's bar in chicago. a spokesperson for the bar told the "chicago tribune" the bar is taking this issue very seriously and is also doing an internal investigation. teammates, family, friends today all paying tribute to the university of connecticut football player, stabbed to death eight days ago. the funeral for 20-year-old corner back jasper howard being held in his hometown of miami. the entire team flew to florida to be there. a viewing for howard that was held yesterday. he was fatally stabbed during a fight outside a campus dance last sunday. no one has been charged in his death. accused teenage terrorist
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pleaded not guilty in a dallas courtroom this morning. facing two federal charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. officials say he tried to blow up a dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb. it was actually a fake provided by fbi agents posing as al qaeda operatives. the jordanian teenager still in federal custody, if convicted, could face life in prison. sad and horrible day for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans killed in had two separate helicopter crashes. the biggest loss of life for americans in more than four years. it went down in the western part of the country killing seven u.s. troops and three civilian dea agents. the helicopter had just left the scene of a firefight in the southern part of the country four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers collided in mid air. and the war in afghanistan is one of the biggest challenges facing the obama administration. and it's the main topic at today's meeting between the
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president and his national security team. the president is trying to decide whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. the "washington post" reports the u.s. is considering two primary options. deploying 44,000 more troops to conduct a full-scale counter insurgency effort or sending between 10 and 15,000 additional soldiers and marines as part of an approach to counterterrorism plus. the paper says the pentagon has not formally endorsed either plan. let's talk about iraq now. more than 160 people have been killed in the bloodiest attack baghdad has seen in had more than two years. at least 540 people were hurt when two suicide car bombs detonated outside government buildings. president obama calls the attacks outrageous. iraq's prime minister says the bombings will not derail the elections that are supposed to happen in january. he promises to punish those
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responsible. . the war crimes trial of former bosnian certainian leader has been suspended until tomorrow because he didn't show up. he says he didn't have enough time to prepare. he is acting as his own attorney. the judges say the prosecution will begin its case tomorrow with or without him. he is charged with genocide and war crimes for his bloody campaign against muslims and during the war. an 18-year-old woman with amnesia has been identified. her name is casey elise petersonment she is actually from washington state. her father says it's not the first time she has disappeared and lost her memory and it's still not clear how she got all the way from washington state to new york city. . people in orange park florida, that's just outside jacksonville, will pay their respects to somer thompson tonight. the viewing will be followed by a memorial service tomorrow for
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this 7-year-old. take a look at the scene outside the thompson home this morning. you can see all of balloons all of the love from the community. yesterday, the neighborhood held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's grieving family. after that, her mother then thanked the community for their support. >> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vain and that we catch him. everything everybody has done for me it means the world to me. i love all of y'all. >> somer was walking home from school last monday. she disappeared. her body was later found in a landfill in georgia. parishioners at saint patrick's church in chatham new jersey are mourning the stabbing death their priest.
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more than 100 attended mass yesterday to pray for reverend ed hines. a long-time church janitor is charged with stabbing him 32 times with a kitchen knife thursday. many in the community are stunned by the brutality of this crime. >> we're all praying for ourselves that we can get through this. >> we're just hugging each other, and just coming together as a family. >> i really can't get over it. it will be a while. it will take us a while to get over it and things. because we're -- you know it just came so fast. couldn't believe it. >> 64-year-old jose feliciano is being held on more than a million dollars bail. prosecutors believe he actually called 911 when he was stabbed. but that call got cut off, and then the dispatcher did call back, but prosecutors say fell easiano answered and said there was no emergency. jury selection is under way in el dorado, texas for the trial of jessop accused of
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sexually a child. the charges are for marriage to an underage girl. he faces 20 years in prison. his church was charged in the largest child custody case in u.s. history. more than 400 children were taken from the group's remote ranch in west texas. many of the kids have since been returned. they're a break-away sect of the mormon church. the stroke of midnight tomorrow, michael jackson's "this is it" movie begins a two-week run in theatres all the way around the world. it's a documentary put together from footage that was shot in the days before his death in had june. he was preparing for a summer concert series that was supposed to happen in london. it shows him rehearsing, very complicated dance numbers. from what we can see in the short clips, he appears to be in good health. but, of course, there's controversy surrounding the film.
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to him o 'neill of "in touch weekly" joined us earlier to talk about jackson fans and what they're saying about its release. >> the fans are saying this is not it and they have set up a website, thisisnotit.com. and saying, could he have done these concerts and the people behind the concerts are the producers of this and showing us a robust healthy, vigorous michael. well, was that really the case? >> some published reports question whether a body double was used in place of jackson of. well sony is responding to that sony co produced this movie. this is a quote from them. they say that is pure garbage. tell us what you think about "this is it." coming out. do you think jackson fans -- do you think this is a way to get some closure? do you appreciate this? is this a good tribute to him? or is the idea of a movie coming out like this, is it too soon is it a way to make money and capitalize michael jackson's
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death. call 1-877-tell-hln. if you prefer to e-mail, cnn.com/hln. or text your views and comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. an unbelievable survival story. a car crashed right into a couple's bedroom, landed on top of them. what they're saying about the accident that could easy'sly have cost them their lives.
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every morning two young children have to help their mom put her arms and legs on. the result of a medical misdiagnosis that devastated
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their lives. cnn.com live's reggie aki has more on this story. i know that intro got people's attention, reggie. what is the story? >> reporter: it certainly did. en our new site cnn.com's her story and text story are the most popular for much of the day today. that is because she is in probably one of the most awful positions you can imagine especially given how simple this should have been. you see, she thought she had kidney stones so she went to the hospital a number of years ago. when she got there, there was some miscommunication among the doctors, and alleged misdiagnosis. and that led her being discharged without the kidney stones being removed. so here's what happened. she got very sick. her toes and fingers began turning black and discolored. it spread up to her limbs. the only option at that point to have all of her limbs removed. and so every day her kids as you can see in these pictures, have to put those limbs on and essentially run the household. or at least help a lot of the
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tasks she normally would be able to do that she can't now. her kids are just 10 and 11. she lost her job she lost her marriage. she sued for malpractice, and get this richelle. she lost. a judge has come along though, and said that she deserved a new trial. it could take years before that actually happens. probably the most heart breaking sound bite in all of this is from the 10-year-old son who says richelle, that he's mad at god for what he did to her. >> oh, my goodness. >> so hard to hear that, coming out of a 10-year-old boy's mouth. >> oh my goodness, he is mad at god. an incredibly compelling story. we have a lot of stories like that on cnn.com. you said she is getting a new trial. >> she is. >> there is always two sides, and then the truth somewhere in the middle. >> yeah. >> but wow very compelling. >> it's going to cost a lot to get there and could take a long time. we'll see. >> all right reggie. we know when you're on the internet, we have to be careful for your security. we know this. but you're telling us of another way cyber criminals are
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determineded to get you, no matter what? >> yeah through your phone. a lot of people don't think about this but a smart phone is a mini computerment and you don't think twice about getting your computer protected with software getting your phone protected, not so much. and so of course, the criminals know that and they have come along to target your smart phones more and more these days. they generally go avids in this case with the individuals instead of these massive cyber attacks we hear about on your computers. they're hacking into phones to grab your personal information. one was rather ingenuous, really. they were able to take blue tooth headsets so they could talk to other head sets within 20 feet of each other. many people don't think of their phones as being open to risk. and only 23% of smart phone users actually enable security software. you can find out some other tips how to do that and to keep yourself protected so that people aren't getting into your business. you can go to cnn.com/tech.
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you've got to be careful. >> you do. >> powerful little machine. >> and you put it the right way when you said think of these things as computers. that's exactly what they are. good stuff reggie. thank you. >> you're welcome. . 90,000 feet up and falling fast. it sounds like a great scene from an action adventure movie. all right. this is no work of fiction. one of our i-reporters got some great pictures of an experiment that went exactly as planned. almost.
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espn has fired baseball analyst steve phillips after he admitted an affair with a production assistant. he actually took a leave of absence wednesday avenues broke that he slept with brooke hundley. she started calling his wife and sent his wife a letter graphically describing her sex life with the broadcaster. and also describing his birth marks. espn says its determined that phillips' ability to be an
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effective analyst was significantly and irreparably damaged and it was time to part ways. a spokesperson says hundley is no longer with the network, either. police are trying to figure out who would have poisoned six harvard university medical researchers. they drank coffee laced with the chemical preservative in august. an internal memo says the researchers did have to be hospitalized for a time. officials won't say whether they think this is intentional. no one has been arrested. the spokesperson says right now it looks like an isolated incident. a couple in nevada is sharing horrifying unbelievable details about being trapped in this their bed by a car. countries tan palmer and trent ward were asleep when a car came crashing into their bedroom, lands right on top of them. the fire chief says during the 42 minutes it took to free them they could have been crushed at any moment, if the car would have slipped. and during this 42 minutes hot
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engine oil gasoline was spilling on them. still, they only ended up with minor burns cuts and bruises. that's it. they spoke about it on nbc's "today" show. >> i pretty much woke up with it on top of me. but before that i remember the shaking of the house, and the noise and then justify a weight. it was just like -- just came right down on top of us. and i actually thought it was an earthquake and the roof fell on us. and i don't know how long it took but i definitely went into panic mode after that and started screaming for help. >> we were in between both tires, and like the radiator -- like, part of the grill was smashed in the back of the head board, so i couldn't see her at all. they were on the outside of that. >> i still can't believe that we're alive. just watching all that, it's a miracle that we're alive. >> you think that part is unbelievable? listen to this. police say the man driving the car was trying to crash into a house. yes, he was. the house next door where his girlfriend's husband lives.
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he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. . for the first time we're hearing from a crew member on the northwest plane, the one that overshot the minneapolis airport by 150 miles last week. >> nobody was asleep in the the airplane that overshot the airport by 150 miles. >> nobody was asleep in the cockpit. no arguments the took place. i cannot tell you anything that went on. we're having hearings this weekend. we're having hearings on tuesday. all that information will come out then. >> do tell. for more than an hour air traffic controllers couldn't reach them the ntsb may interview flight attendants today. police met the plane after it landed safely. they asked flight attendants the to keep passengers in their seats while they checked the cockpit. also a possible notification of the military about it.
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northwest airlines says it is cooperating and doing its own investigation as well. what's it like to free fall from 90,000 feet up? take a look. very cool. how about that? it was supposed to happen. a high altitude balloon was sent up by students with the university of southern indiana. i-reporter and engineering professor glenn kissel sent us these pickturespictures. it took off from mt. vernon illinois. the outside air pressure wasn't enough to hold the gas in the balloon. the parachute vetcheventually went down. it landed in a tree.
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the professor tells us everything on board was intact including the camera that captured those amazing pigtures. why baby einstein company is offering refunds.
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as cops hunt for her killer people are getting a chance to pay their respects to a 7-year-old, somer thompson.
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what her community has done to help her mother. a double suicide bombing in baghdad kills more than 160 people, and one of the blasts is caught on tape. we have the footage. we have details of the deadly attack. and the new michael jackson documentary "this is it" comes out tomorrow. will this bring closure for fans or is it capitalizing on the singer's death? call us with your views. hi everybody. chuck roberts on the 26th of october. people in orange park, florida, will pay their respects to somer thompson tonight. the viewing will be followed by a memorial service tomorrow for the 7-year-old. here was the scene outside this morning. yesterday they held a festival that doubled as a fund-raiser. after the event the mom again thanked the community for their support. >> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vain and that we catch him.
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everything everybody has done for me -- >> somer went missing last monday walking home from school. her body was later found at a landfill. nobody arrested. teammates, family and friends pay tribute to the university of connecticut football player stabbed to death eight days ago. the funeral for cornerback jasper howard was held in his hometown of miami. the entire family flew to florida to be there. howard was fatally stabbed on sunday. no one has been charged in his death. students say racism kept them out of a popular chicago bar in the gold coast district. nearly 200 opportunities drove up to chicago from st. louis on the class trip. they tried to get in. all the white students got in.
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none of the six black students did. so the students cooked up an experiment. >> he's wearing my pantds. later on he went back to the hotel. e we did a switch of pants. he put my pants on. this guy is about three inches shorter me and probably close to 40 or 50 points lighter than me. he went back to the bar with the same manager same bouncer at the door was able to walk in while making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> a spokesperson for the original mother's bar told the tribune the bar is taking the issue seriously and is doing an internal investigation. an 18-year-old woman who turned up in new york city with amnesia happen identified. casey peterson from washington state. her father said it's not the first time casey disappeared and lost her memory. not clear how she got to new york city. the fbi says 52 children
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were rescued from prostitution rings during the past three days. authorities arrested 60 pumps and allegedly all involved the child sex trade. the fbi says more than 9 -- 690 people were arrested. the sting had koordcoordinated efforts. 36 cities were involved. smadi pleaded not guilty in a dallas courtroom today. he's facing two federal charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. officials say he tried to blow up a dallas skyscraper with what he thought was a car bomb. it was actually a fake provided by fbi agents posing as al qaeda operatives. he could face life in prison if convicted. more than 160 people have been killed at least 30 children in the bloodiest attacks in more than two years in baghdad.
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at least 540 people were injured yesterday. two suicide car bombs targeted government buildings. iraq's prime minister al maliki said they will not derail the elections and promised to punish those responsible. the war in afghanistan is one of the biggest obstacles the obama administration faces, and it was the main topic of a meeting today between the president and his national security team. the president is trying to decide whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. the "washington post" reports the u.s. is considering two primary options, deploying 44,000 more troops to conduct a full scale insurgency or sending 10,000 additional soldiers and marines as an operation called -- all the speculation of u.s. troop levels coincides with what has been a horrible day in afghanistan.
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14 americans were killed in two separate helicopter crashes. the heaviest one day loss of life of americans in more than four years. a chopper went down killing seven u.s. troops. the helicopter had just left the scene of a fire fight and was traveling in such a way as to avoid ground shots reaching it. firefighters say they're making progress on a wildfire. it's now 20% contained. about 600 acres have burned so far. residents of 85 homes were told to evacuate. one trailer and two buildings have been destroyed. wildfires in the same area scorched by a much larger wildfire in may. jon gosselin went back to court today in a hearing over his divorce from his estranged wife, kate. what he told the judge he did with $230,000.
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jon zbostz lin said he jon gosselin wants to know how she pent $33,000 in joint funds. he criticized her for failing to appear at a courthouse in philadelphia. the reality tv stars have been battling it out very publicly as they go through a bitter divorce. their next court date is set for late november. at the stroke of midnight tomorrow michael jackson's "this is it" begins a two-week run in theaters from around the world. shot in the days just before his june death as jackson was preparing for his planned summer concert series in london. he is rehearsing intricate dance re re routines. controversy surrounds the film.
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his long time korchoreog -- >> he was a 50-year-old man in charge of his life that was doing it the whole of his life. the stage was like a second home. he's doing what he's been doing since he was like 4 years old, right? this is where he wanted to be. he was doing this fully in front of 18,000 fans. this was for but a few eyes. >> tom o'neil joined us to talk about what some jackson fans are saying about the release. the fans are saying this is not it. claiming that the bigamistry left from michael's death was could he have done these concerts. the people behind concerts are the producers of this. they're showing us a robust healthy, vigorous michael. was that really the case?
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>> some published reports question whether a body double was use in place of jackson. in response a sony representative -- sony coproduced the movie -- says every frame is unquestionably michael. time for you to weigh in. is premiering this movie so soon after his death the right thing to do? couple of e-mails to start us off. jane writes -- callers. gregory is on the line in florida. what do you think? >>. >> caller: well, i think it's
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twosome. michael jackson's murder -- michael jackson's death was rule ad homicide. they should bring the people to justice before they celebrate in the movie about him. i think the people that did this to him should be brought to justice. then i'll go see the movie. >> you think it sort of defames him or lessens -- >> caller: no. but it is too soon to have it out now. i think the people -- since it was ruled a homicide, that they should bring the people who did that to justice. a lot of facebook comments. avalon wrote michael was exploited in life. now he's being exploited in death. i wish people would leave him alone. john writes i think it's all about the dollar since they didn't make it from his tour. they're going to get it one way
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or the other, dead or alive. so comments from all over the spectrum. the day bu of "this is it." it appears in theaters midnight tomorrow. if you bought a baby einstein dvd in the last five years you should have cam coming your bay. why the company is offering refunds.
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we have new information on the northwest airlines pilots who overshot their minneapolis destination by 150 miles. the ntsb is interviewing both the pilot and co-pilot for five hours. jeanne meserve has the latest. >> the ntsb says both pilots say they weren't fatigued. they had a 19-hour layover but there was a distraction in the cockpit when there was a
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concentrated period of discussion where they did not monitor calls from air traffic control control. apparently they were discussing new company policy. each pilot accessed and used his personal computer while they discussed it. they said they lost track of time and didn't know what was up until they heard from a flilgtght attendant and realized they overshot their destination. >> they were out of communication for more than an hour. a lot of concern was generated. a florida medical examiner says a friend of convicted swindler bernard madoff suffered a massive heart attack and drowned in his swimming pool. his wife found him yesterday in the bottom of the pool. investigators accused of him of getting $7 billion in bonus payouts.
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police say hundley starting calling phillips' wife back in august after he ended the relationship. the 22-year-old also send marni a letter graphically describing their sex life and his various birthmarks. they said it was significantly and irreparably damaged and it became evident it was time to part ways. now hundley is no longer with the network either. a nevada couple is sharing horrific details about being trapped in their car. they were asleep when the car landed on top of them. the fire chief said they could have been crushed if the car, which looks to be a chevy, had slipped during the 42 minute operation to freedom. hot engine oil and gasoline
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spilled onto them. they ended up with minor burns and a few cuts and bruises. they spoke about their ordeal on the nbc today show. >> i woke up with it on top of me. before that i remember the shaking of the house and the noise. i thought it was an earthquake and the roof fell on us. how long it took. i went to panic mode and started screaming for help. >> we were in between both tires. the radiator like part of the grill was smashing the back of the headboard. i couldn't see her at all. we were on the outsides of that. >> i still can't believe that we're alive just watching all that. it's a miracle that we're alive. >> police say the man driving the car was actually trying to crash into the house next door. where his girlfriend's husband lives. he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. police are trying to figure out who would have poisoned six
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harvard university medical researchers. internal memo says they were hospitalized and released. officials won't say whether they they it was intentional. so far no arrests have been made. a school spokesperson said right now it looks to be isolated. fidel and raul castro's little sister is spilling secrets. she said she worked with the cia after the bay of pigs invasion failed in 1961. she initially supported her brother fidel's 1959 overthrow of the dictatorship but she quickly grew disillusioned. she helped the cia gather information but refused payment for it. the 76-year-old fled the island in 1964. she now lives in miami. gas prices are way up. the average price is up to $2.66 for regular unleaded. the first significant spike
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since summer. and it's not because we're driving more. it's because oil prices -- crude oil, that is -- have shot up. americans are spending less and differently. here's clark howard talking about how the economy has changed our money habits. >> you and i really are changing our attitudes about money. a new consumer report survey finds a complete shift in how the average american is handling dough. we're spending less on every kind of personal indulgence out there. this is really good. because it will level of personal debt that the tape call american has been carrying has been outrageous. roughly double what it's been in the modern era. but americans step by step are dialing back on the total amount of debt they have. we're really in early innings getting there. i think this is a long-term play people being more careful with their dough.
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one reason i think that's really the real deal is when consumer reports pose the hoipypothetical what would you do if they won the lottery overwhelmingly people said they would pay down debt. it's not going to buy the new home, the boat the new car. no, clean up their act. i'm clark howard. for more ways to clean up your act go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> great consumer advice on weekends, too. clark howard joins you saturday and sunday at noon and 4:00 eastern on hln. he'll help you save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. if you bought a baby einstein dvd at any time during it was offered you may be eligible for a refund. cash refunds on dvds bought between june of 2004 and the beginning of last month. they can be exchanged for a book or cd. or buyers can get 25% off a
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little einstein product. this follows an advocacy's long claim that they're not supported by scientific research. they say it's been on its packaging since 2008 and on its website since 1999. the internet could see a radical change this week. one group said oversees do main names may approve the use of non latin letters. like arabic korean. it should make the net available to many more people. one official calls it the biggest change to the net since it was invented. the diary of an angry black woman made a director mad himself.
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they didn't realize, the pilot said, until they were contacted. the ntsb has been questioning them for five hours. they asked flight attendants to
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keep passengers in their seats while they checked the cockpit. the spokesman said they sent the airline passengers vouchers. also a possible delay by the faa in notifying the military about the incident. they scrambled fighter jets at two locations. the jets never took off. they say they're cooperating with the investigation and doing one of its own. harry reid says the public option will be in the health care bill hooe try to get through the senate. as a concession to lawmakers worried about cost the bill will allow states to opt out of the public option. >> the public option is a level playing field for patients with the insurance industry. as we've gone through this process i've concluded that the support of the white house, that
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the best way to move forward is include a public option with the opt out provision for states. states will be able to determine whether the public option works well for them and will have the ability to opt out. >> the next step, the majority leader is sending the bill to the congressional budget office. the nonpartisan scoring agency to get an idea of how much it will cost. the senate could take up this legislation next month. students from a university in st. louis say racism kept them from a popular chicago bar. nearly 200 students drove up to chicago on a class trip to go to the bar. all the white classmates got in. all six black students were not allowed in. they said their pants were too baggy. students cooked up a little experiment. >> he's wearing my pants. later on he wept back to the hotel. we did a switch of pants. he put my pants on. this guy is about three inches
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shorter and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me. but he went back to the bar with the same manager, same bouncer at the door and was able to walk in, while making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> the spokesperson for the bar said the bar is taking the issue very seriously and doing its own internal investigation. teammates, family and friends paid tribute to the university of connecticut football player stabbed to death eight days ago. the funeral for 20-year-old cornerback jasper howard was held in his hometown of miami. the entire team flew to florida to be there. he was fatally stabbed on sunday a week ago. nobody has been charged in his death. smadi pleaded not guilty in a dallas courtroom today. he's facing two federal charges including attempting to use a weapon of mass direction. he tried to blow up a dallas skyscraper with what he thought
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was a car bomb. it was a fake provided by fbi agents posing as al qaeda operatives. the teenager remains in federal custody. if convicted he could face life in prison. 14 americans were killed in two separate helicopter crashes in afghanistan. the heaviest one day loss of life for americans in more than four years. in the first incident the chopper went down in the western part of the country. seven u.s. troops and three civilian troops killed. they just lev left the scene of a fire fight. u.s. officials have ruled out possible fire. and four u.s. troops were killed who two choppers collided in midair. the war in afghanistan is one of the biggest challenges facing the obama administration. it was the main topic at a meeting between the president and his national security team. the president trying to decide to send thousand more troops to afghanistan. they report the u.s. is considering two options. deploying 44,000 more troops and
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conducting a full scale counter insurgency and sending 10,000 to 15,000 additional soldiers and marines as counter terrorism plus. the paper says the pentagon has not formally endorsed either plan. more than 160 people have been killed in the bloodiest attacks in baghdad in more than two years. the president calls the attacks outrageous. they say it will not derail the january election. he promised to punish those responsible. the war crimes trial has been suspended until tomorrow. . he was a no show. karadzic is acting as his own counsel. the judges say the prosecution will begin this case tomorrow with or without the defendant. he is charged with genocide and
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war crimes for his bloody campaign against muslims during the bozsnian war. an 18-year-old woman who turned up in new york city with amnesia has been identified. she's from washington state. her dad said it's not the first time she disappeared and lost all memory. it's still not clear how she managed to get all the the way to new york city. people in orangeville, florida, will pay their respects to somer thompson tonight. here was the scene outside the home. yesterday the neighborhood feld a festival that double d as a fund-raiser for somer's grieving family. her mom again thanked the community for its support. the little girl went missing last monday walking home from school. her body was later found at a georgia landfill. parishioners at st. patrick's church are mourning the death of a popular priest he was stabbed to death.
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a long time janitor at the the church is charged with stabbing him 32 times with a kitchen knife thursday. many in the community are still stunned by the brutality of the crime. >> we're all praying that we can get through this. we're just hugging each other and coming together as a family. >> it will take us a while to get over everything. it just came so fast. couldn't believe it. >> 64-year-old feliciano is being held on a million dollar bail. hinds' body was found on friday when he didn't show up for morning mass. he called 911 while he was being stabbed. the call was cut off. . 911 called back and he said there was no emergency. jessop is accused of sexually assaulted a child.
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the charges stem from his marriage to an underage girl. he faces up to 20 years in prison. a year and a half ago 12 members of the church of the flds were charged in the largest child custody case in u.s. history. more than 400 children were taken into state custody from their remote ranch in west texas. many of the kids have since been returned the flds is a breakaway sect of the mormon church. the fbi says 52 children were rescued from prostitution rings over the past three days. in the nationwide roundup authorities arrested 60 pumps all involved in the child sex trade. more than 690 people were arrested on state and local charges. the sting coordinated efforts between 36 different cities. the diary of an angry black woman has made a famous hollywood director mad himself. the latest on the war of words.
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reality tv star jon gosselin said he put $230,000 back into if account he shares with his estranged wife kate. now he wants to know how she pent $33,000 from the joint funds. he criticized her for failing to appear at a court hearing. they have been battling it out very publicly in their bitter divorce case. their next court date is set for late november. at the stroke of midnight tomorrow michael jackson's "this is it" begins a two-week run in theaters around the world. the documentary was created from footage shot on the days before his june death. as jackson prepared for his planned summer concert series in london. he was rehearsing intricate
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dance routines. he appears to be in good voice and form. controversy surrounds the film and its content. some reports question whether a body double was used in place of jackson. in response sony which co-produced the movie, says every frame is unquestionably michael. tyler perry is lashing back at spike lee after lee made harsh critiques about his work. he said he takes exception to some of perry's efforts including the madea series and house of pain. he says they're a step backwards for african-americans the. in an interview with "60 minutes" tyler perry fired back at lee. >> i would love to read that to my fan base.
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all these characters are bait. disarming, charming, make you laugh. i can slap madeasome something and talk about god, love faith family, forgiveness. i think -- >> i can tell. >> it's so insulting. it's attitudes like that that make hollywood think these people do not exist. that's why there's no material speaking to them speaking to us. >> spike lee previously criticized other directors on race issues. espn has fired steve phillips after he admitted an affair with a production assistant. he took a leave of absence on wednesday after the news broke he slept with hundley. she started calling his wife in august-he ended the relationship. they say the 22-year-old also sent marni a letter graphically describing her sex life with phillips and his birthmarks. it determined his able to be an
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effective analyst was significantly damaged. it became evident it was time to part ways. a spokesperson now says hundley is no longer with the network either. a south korean scientist who created the world's first cloned dog is now a convicted criminal. the court found him district of embezzling research funds and illegally buying human eggs. he was hailed as a national hero for his work on stem cells. his findings gave hope to millions of people. the scientist later made a public apology and admits faking his work on stem cells. he will not serve time in jail. the judge said he had shown remorse and had notable achievements in dog cloning. if you bought a "baby einstein" dvd you could have cash coming your way.
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abusing inmates. the judge indicates throwing out all the rest. prosecutors say he brought 11 young male inmates to a private courthouse office and paddled their bare bottoms for sexual gratification. the defense said the 48-year-old became a victim of felons lying about him to manipulate the court system. neo-nazis broke out in a brawl near a home depot. 600 counter protesters were dplon demonstrating across the street holding signs saying nazis go home. they began trading insults and punishment. >> this is what you guys wanted. this is what you guys get. we want to demonstrate peacefully in america. you can see the results. >> racist.
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this is our land. this is our community. this is america. we have the right. >> one man was removed by officers. no reports of injuries. a lot of people get fired up when they hear about the fat paychecks people on wall street still get. pop pi harlow is in new york. pop pi high. are more pay cuts coming? >> that's what it seems. it seems like the actions last week were just the beginning of what we're going to see on and off wall street for american corporations. the pay czar is not done yet when it comes to executive compensation. we saw the top 25 highest earners at the seven countries that received the bailouts getting the pay cuts. now they're reviewing the pay packaging of the next 75 highly most compensated employees at each of those companies.
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the decision -- likely see it in december. maybe early next year, chuck. this shows us it's not just the top 25 employees. they're looking further down the ladder at the bailed out american companies. >> how far does his authority extend? what about companies that didn't get t.a.r.p. money? any change in their compensation? >> well the pay czar's authority does not extend to those companies whatsoever. take morgan stanley, for example. that bank paid back the t.a.r.p. money. but they've instituted claw backs. they have the right to take back pay from their employees if they pay them for an action -- say a trade that made the firm a lot of money one year but down the road resulted in a loss. they can take the money back. there are critics who say the only way to really change the system is give the shareholders more say on pay over the people who run these so-called
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compensation committees. they're in charge of this. the chair of the corporate library, they monitor this pay. she's been a shareholder activist for a long time. here's what she says on that issue. what she says on that issue. >> right now the consumers of ceo pay, the shareholder, have almost no ability to send any kind of signal back. you can't replace the directors who do it wrong you can't say month to these outrageous awards. it's unthinkable and unfathomable to me that directorses who served on the bailout companies continue to serve, directorses who have approved compensation awards that have created all kinds of perverse incentives continue to serve. >> what we are watching right now is in congress they're considering a bill to let share holders vote on executive pay than that would not be bind. you can see more of the interview on cnn.com. an interesting debate. >> that's an interesting story.
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thanks very much. more of the best news up to the minute is right there apcnn money.com. check it out. it has been topsy-turvy day on wall street. the dow spikededed 100 points at the beginning of the session. but it couldn't hold on. it has been worse than this. this is not the session low. right now the big board shows the dow off 75 points or so with about eight minutes left in the trading day. if you bought a baby einstein dvd to even lighten your little one, you you may be eligible to a refund. the waltdy any company is offering cash refunds on dvds bought between dwou 4 and the beginning of last month. they can also be exchanged or get 25% off a little einstein product. the baby in-stein company is now a disney subsidiary and the offer is just part of the consumer satisfaction programming. it's been on the packaging in 2008 and on the website since 1999. gas prices have spiked. average price for unleaded regular is $2.66, up 18 cents in
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two weeks. and it's not because we're driving how before oil prices have shot up 37. 90,000 feet up and falling fast. sounds like a great scene from a movie, but no work of faction. one of our i-reporters got great pictures of an expeer the.
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today somer thompson's grieving family is prepare to go say good-bye. a big announcement from key senate leaders on the health care reform bill. why harry reid says he's moving forward with the much talked about public option. and the michael jackson documentary, "this is it," comes out tomorrow. will it bring any type of closure to fans or is this just capital lid capitalizing on the singer's death? here's the latest. we have breaking news to start with. new information on that northwest airlines plane that
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overshot the airport last week in minneapolis. the ntsb interviewed the pilot and the co-pilot. this is some of what they told investigators. they say they were discussing company policy over scheduling and they were using their laptops. that's what they were doing when they lost track of time and location. and location. by 150 miles. and that violates company policy. kind of recap for more than an hour, air trafficle controllers couldn't reach them. yes, during had this flight on wednesday. police met the plane after it planned safely. also under review, a possible delay by the faa in notifying the military about the incident. they had fighter jets at two locations. they never ended up taking off. northwest airlines says it's cooperating and doing its own investigation. something else just into the newsroom. a former alabama judge has been cleared of charges accusing him of paddling and sexually abusing male inmates. this trial has been going on for
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a while now. her herman thomas was found not guilty. prosecutors say he brought 11 young male inmates to a private courthouse office and paddled them for sexual gratification. defense attorneys say the 48-year-old became a victim of felons lying about him to manipulate the court system. people in orange park florida will be able to pay their respects to somer thompson at a viewing expected to start some about an hour. then it will be followed by a mem ororial service tomorrow. take a look at the scene outside the thompson home this morning. just overwhelming signs of love for this family. yesterday the neighborhood held a festival of sorts that doubled as a fund-raiser for somer's family. it raised more than $18,000. then after that event, somer's mother again thanked the community for their support. >> all i want to happen is that
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my baby didn't die in vein and that we catch him. everything everybody's done for me, it meanses sthe world to me. i love all of y'all. >> somer went missing last monday. she was just walking home from school. and her body was later found at a landfill in georgia. grisly discovery in a daycare center's parking lot right in front of a playground. a man and woman found dead, both shot in the head inside an suv. it happened at jelly bean junction learning center in fairfield, ohio. that's about 20 miles north of cincinnati. police say a landscaper found the bodies outside the daycare center this morning about three hours after it opened. all of the children are said to be safe but, wow. students from a college in st. louis say racism kept them out of a bar in chicago.
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about 200 students went to chicago for a class trip and then some of those students decided to to go to this bar. all the white classmates said they got into the club. six of the black students said they didn't get in. they say they were told they didn't meet the dress code because their pants were too baggy, so the students cooked up their own little experiment. >> he's actually wearing my pamts. he actually later on went back to the hotel we did a switch of pants and he put my pants on. keep in mind this guy is about three inches shorter than me and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me, but he went back to the bar later on that evening with the same manager, same bouncer at the door and was able to just walk in, while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> the place they went is the original mother's bar in chicago. a pretty popular lays. a sfos person for that bar told the "chicago tribune" that they're taking this issue very
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seriously and also doing an internal investigation. harry reid says the public option will be in the health care bill that he's going to try to get through the senate but as a concession to some lawmakers worried about the cost are the bill would allow states to opt out of it. democratic sources say that reed still lacks the 60 votes he'd need to bring up to get it passed, but those sources tell cnn he's cautiously optimistic he'll be able to drum up the support he needs. >> i'm always looking for republicans. we look for republicans on this we look for them on extending benefits for unemployment insurance, just a little hard to find them. we've had to do a lot of this on our own. we're going to continue working. we invite republicans to come and try to improve this legislation. one of the things that's been so astounding to me is when i came here to the senate, we had a lot of moderate republicans who worked with us on everything and
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we worked with them. but of course, now, the moderates are extremely limited. i could count them on two fingers. >> the next step,'s sending the bill to the congressional budget office to get an idea just how much it will cost. the senate could take up this legislation next month. the war in afghanistan is one of the biggest challenges facing the obama administration. it was the main topic at today's meeting between the president an his national security team. the president is trying to decide whether to accepted thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. the "washington post" is reporting the u.s. is considering two primary options 40,000 administermore troops or send between 10,000 and 15,000 as part of an approach to counter terrorism plus. the paper says the pent gone has not formally endorsed either plan. all the speculation about u.s. troop levels coincides with
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what's been a horrible day for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans were killed in two 13r59 helicopter crashes. that's the heaviest one day loss for americans in mower four years. in the first incident, a chopper went down in the western part of the country. seven u.s. troops were killed including three civilian dea agents. the held helicopter just left the scene of a firefight. in the southern part of the country, four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers, that is collided in midair. the president spoke about the tranldyes at the naval air station in jacksonville, florida just a short time ago. >> they gave their lives and our prayers are with these service member, their civilian colleagues and their families who loveded them. and while no words can ease the ache in their hearts today, many find comfort in knowing this like all those who give their
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lives in service to america they were doing their duty and they were doing this nation proud. they were willing to risk their lives in this case to prevent afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for code and his extremist allies. and today they gave their lives that last full measure of dweegs to protect ours. >> the dea agents who died in that helicopter crash are the first to be killed in afghanistan. we all know bill and made lip today gates are billionaires but they're also pretty good if i plan throw pis. we'll show you what project they're supporting now coming up in what matters.
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some startling news when it comes to fightingtops what matters.
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listen to this. a first of its kind study published in the journal of cancer says african-americans are less likely to survivor breast prostate and ovarian cancer than whites, even when they get identical treatment. researchers call these results ground breaking and say these findings add to growing evidence that biological factors may play a role in the survival gap. that is big news. the smithsonian's national museum of african-american history and culture just got a $10 million boost. the bill and made lynn came gates foundation is donating the money to assume the design and construction of the new museum. said to break ground in 2012 and expected to open in 2015. construction could cost as much as $500 million. congress has agree to payd to pay iffor half of that.
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and at the stroke of midnight tonight michael jackson's "this is it" movie begin as two week run in theaters all around the world. it's a documentary created from a lot of footage that was shot in the days before he died in june. he was preparing you know for the summer concert series in london. the clips show him rehearseing, very complicated dance moves and routines in the clips that we see, they're brief, but he does appear to be in good health. of course there's controversy surrounding the film. in touch talks about what fans are saying about its rehe's. >> the fans are saying this is not it and they have set up a website called this is not it.com claiming that the big mystery left for michael's death is could he have done these concerts. and the people who are behind the concerts are the producers of this are showing us a robust michael.
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was that really the case? >> well, some published reports, just listen actually question where a body double was used in place of jackson. sony is responding to this now. sony co-produced the movie. a representative says quote that is pure garbage. so here's another question about this. is premiering this movie so soon after jackson's death the right thing to do? is it tacky, is it the right thing to do? we've been asking you this all day. got some texts to share with you. dee says if it helps some people, then so be it. another person said i'm so sick of michael squak son. he was alester and drug addict. of course we have to remind people that he was found not guilty, but some people still feel that way. >> chris wrote this, is this a reason why people keep on
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believing that he was a sex offender. can they not accept that fact that someone black can be the greatest and biggest star that ever lived and a good person? he was proven innocent. let's get to the phones. brianne is calling us from california. thanks for calling. tell us what your take is. some people think that this is really soon and really tacky and really inappropriate. other fans are looking for ready to seeing it. they feel like it's a good tribute. what do you think? >> caller: i can't wait to see it if i can afford to go and i think that everybody will win from this situation. however, would i have liked to have seen them put out some sort of event so that people who don't vlt money, who are just trying to eat and survive and keep a roof over their heads could go enjoy this. >> okay thank for you your phone call. let's go to floor now and diane. do you have any intentionses of going to see this? >> caller: i am. i got my tickets.
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>> good for you. it's tough. for some people it's a luxury to go to the movies so we have to be understanding about that. did you think it was kind of soon? ? >> caller: no. about i think everyone in the world especially usa should see "this is it." we need to see and upts mj. if more people were like him the world would definitely be a better place. he should be lauded, in the trashd. and don't forget some of the money is going to his charity. >> some of it is. and the bulk of it is going to his mother and hess children. all right, thank you. another facebook comment to share with you. this is from lee an. they says this will be a happy/sad movie for me. happy that i will get closure and watch michael do what did he best, sad that that this is the last time i will ever see michael perform depend. james smi not feeling it. we here in the united states weren't good enough to have a show for the "this is it" tour but now they want my money. please. i'm into the sure if jamie is
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that dramatic. and son i can'tia says all media are designed to create money. i'm a huge mj fan and think that anyone who professes to be a fan should be happy that finally there's a production showing michael in a completely positive manner doing what he does best. got a huge response to this topic today. we appreciate it. thanks for all the e-mails, phone calls, texts, facebook. i think that's all the ways you can reach out to us. "prime news" starts at the top of the hour. you can reach out to them,s as well. check them out at cnn.com/"prime news" news". jon gosselin went to court today about his divorce from his estranged wife. what he told the judge he did with $230,000 he took from their joint account.
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jon gosselin says he put $230,000 back into the account he shares with his estrangeded wife, kate. that's not the end of it okay? he says he now wants to know how she spent $33,000 of their joint funds. and the saga continues. he criticized her for not appearing in court in this hearing that they had today in philadelphia. the gosselins have been battling it out with this public divorce. their next court date is late next month. a florida medical examiner says a friend of convicted squindler bernard madoff suffered a massive heart attack and drowned in his swimming pool. jeffry picower's wife found him yesterday at the bottom of their pool. this is their mansion in palm beach florida. investors accused him of getting $7 billion in bogus profits from madoff's scheme. his attorney says picower had parkinson's disease and some other health problems as well. firefighters say they're making progress against a wildfire some california's santa cruz mountains.
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the low loma fire is now about 20% contained. officials are prepare to go lift an evacuation order. one trailer, two buildings destroyed. the wildfire is the same area scorched by a much larger wildfire in may. gas prices are up. way up. the average price for gas is now up to 2.$2.66 jumping almost 18s's in the because we're driving more. it's because oil prices shot up. stocks jumped out to a solid start this morning after losing session friday. stephanie, were stocks able to pull out a win? >> well, you're right take a look at stock, they started the day nice and strong, but then they slipped during afternoon trading and extended friday's dechins.
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the dow industrials fell 104 points. the dow had been up 100 points before investors started dumping financial stocks. nasdaq fell about half a% and the broader s&p 500 fell 1%. nearly 1/3 of the s&p 500 companies are set to report earnings and some reports coming out including gross gles it tick product for the third quarter. there's also some good news for some laid off workers at caterpillar caterpillar. they're set to call back 550 laid off employees by the end of next year. but they also announce that had another 2500 laid off workers will be permanently let go. >> this balancing act. my goodness. >> and it's going more for the loss, but it's good for 550 of them. >> and other people are wishing their companies would call them back. thanks. the public can now hear the december pretty 911 calls made after a long island mom crashed
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her minivan on a new york state highway this summer killing herself and seven others. but will this actually help in the investigation?
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this is new information about the northwest plane that overshot the airport in minneapolis by 150 miles last week. the pilots told investigators they were discussing company policy over scheduling and were using their laptops then they lost track of time and also clearly lost their location, as well. the pilots didn't realize their mistake until they were contacted by a flight attendant. company policy proceed hinthibits the use of personal computers on the flight deck. the ntsb interviewed them for five hours. during the flight wednesday, air traffic controllers could not reach them for more than an
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hour. police met the plane when it landed safely they asked flight attendants to keep passengers in their seats while they checked the pock cockpit. an airline spokes person says the company has sent the passenger $500 travel vouchers. they're also reviewing, though possible delay by the faa in notifying the military about this incident. fighter jets were at two locations but never took off. northwest airlines says it is cooperating in conducting its own investigation. the folks in orange park, florida will be paying their respects to somer thompson at a viewing scheduled to start in about half an hour. there will be a memorial service tomorrow for this little 7-year-old girl. and take a look at what it's outside of her home this morning just all kinds of symbols of love for this family and this child. yesterday the neighborhood held a festival kind of. it was really a fund-raiser for the family basically and they raised $18,000 for them.
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after the event the girl's mother again thanked the community. >> all i want to happen is that my baby didn't die in vein and that we catch him. everything everybody's done for me, it means the world to me. i love all of y'all. >> so many everymer went missing last monday and her boud was found in a landfill in georgia. 52 people were rescued from prostitution ringses during thes pa three days. authorities arrested 60 people accused of trafficking in child sex. the fbi says more than 600 other people were arrested on a variety of state and local charges. operation cross-country 4 involved agents from 30 fbi divisions and 36 different
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citieses. a former alabama judge has been cleared of charges that he paddled and sexually abused male inmates. herman thomas was acquitted on seven counts today. the judge presidingoff the case threw out the remaining 14 charges. prosecutors say he took 11 young male inmates to a private office and paddled them for sexual gratification. the defense attorneys say the judge was a victim of felons who lied about him to manipulate the court system. a hotel owner in mexico made a reservation with trouble when he implemented some new policies. larry whitten told latino staff members not to speak standish around him. he also fired some hispanic employees. that brought some of those former worker and others to picket lines across the street from the hotel. buts of it the fact that he told other latino staff members to
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angilcanize their names. he. >> mike:s he just wanted to make the names easier for customers to pronounce. >> did you or did you not tell somebody whose their was martine to say thatis nim was martin or similar changes? >> yes, ma'am. i was answering your question of why -- >> just answer that question, though. did you ask him to change his name? did you ask anyone to anglicize their name? >> yes, to better understand it over the telephone. >> you can't understand marti nechlt e? do you know that thes vast majority of people who live in this community are latinos? so your customers will be to a large extent latino. how do you treat the customers when they do in, do you ask them, also, to change their names? like if i came in with jane velez-mitchell so that could you better understand my name, would you ask me it change it? >> no ma'am. >> it's ludicrous sir. >> catch "issues!" with jane velez-mitchell every night, 7:00 p.m. eastern, right here on hln.
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students from college in saint youlewis kept them out of a popular bar. all the white classmates that in order problem getting in. six african-american students say they were told the black students didn't meet the dress code because their pants were too baggy. so the students thought of a little experiment. listen. >> he was actually wearing my pants. he actually later on he went back to the hotel we did a switch of pants and he put my pants on. keep in mind this guy is about three inches shorter than me and probably close to 40 or 50 pounds lighter than me. but he went back to the bar later on that evening with the same manager, same bounce he at the door and was able to walk in while actually making jokes with the bouncer about not paying for the people behind him. >> the management at the original mother's bar told the "chicago tribune" it takes the
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issue very seriously and it's also conducting an internal investigation. harry reid will try to get a health care bill with a public option through the senate. but as it concession to some lawmakers worried about the cost, this bill had allow states to opt out of the government run insurance plan. democratic sources say reid hasn't gotten commitments from all 60 members of his caucus to oppose the expected republican philly buster of the health care bill, but those sources tell cnn that reid is still cautiously optimistic he'll drum up enough support. >> a public option is not a silver bullet. i believe it's an important way to insure competition and a level of playing field for patients with the insurance industry. as we've gone through this process, i've concluded that the assume of the white house, that the best way to move forward is to include a public option with the opt out provision for states. states will be able to determine
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whether the public option works well for them and will have the ability to opt out. >> reid is sending his health reform bill to the congressional budget office to get an idea of how much it will cost. the senate will take up the legislation next month. the war in afghanistan was the main topic in a meeting today between president obama and his national security team. the president is deciding whether to send thousands more u.s. troops to afghanistan. the "washington post" is reporting the pentagon is studying two primary options one is adding 44,000 troops to conduct a full scale counter insurgency mission, or adding 10,000 to 15,000 troops for an approach called counter terrorism plus. the paper says the pentagon has not formally endorsed either plan. speculation about u.s. troop levels coincides with what's been a horrible day for the u.s. mission in afghanistan. 14 americans have died in two separate helicopter crashes.
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that's the largest one day hos of american lives in more than four years. a chopper wept down in the western part of the country killing accept u.s. troops and three u.s. drug agents. that helicopter had just left a firefight. in the southern part of the country, four u.s. troops were killed when two choppers collided in midair. president obama spoke at a naval air station in jacksonville florida a little while ago. >> 14 americans gave their lives and our prayers are request these service members, their civilian colleagues and their families who love them. and while no words can ease the ache in their hearts today, may they find comfort in knowing this like all those who give their lives in service to america, they were doing their duty and they were doing this nation proud. they were willing to risk their lives in this case to prevent afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for kaud
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and extremist allies. and today they gave their lives, that last full motion of devotion, to protect ours. >> he says he has no greater honor than serving as commander in scheef for the u.s. military. when you think of circus animal, dofrgs s dogs are the first thing that come to mind. but when a man use as ferret, he's not surprised by the reaction he gets.
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right in front of a play ground, a man and a woman were
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found dead both shot in the head inside an suv. it happened at jelly bean junction learning center in fairfield, ohio, about 20 miles north of cincinnati. police say a landscaper found the bodies outside the daycare center this morning about three hours after it opened. all of the children were said to be safe. a north carolina man says he was asked to leave a local mall because he was shopping with a ferret. tim hall says bella is a service animal that prevents him from suffering seizures. the mall allows service animals on the property, but not other animals. hall says his rights were violated when mall workers asked for papers proving bella's abilities. >> it lessens the risk of me having episodes to where somebody has to call the paramedics or something like that. >> she senses his seizures, his sugars and callses him down to where he doesn't have it.
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she's an alarm system miracle, i don't care what you call it there isn't a day that goes by that i don't bless god that i have her. >> americans with disabilities act does not require a person with the can disability to carry registration or proof that an animal is, in fact, a service animal. every morning two young children have to help their mom put on her arms and legs. the result of a medical misdiagnosis that can he have investigation stated their lives. cnn.com nicole lappen has more. it's a very compelling story especially when you talk about the kids. >> reporter: highways's strongs kids are amazing. she herself is so strong as well. it is one of the most clicked on stories on the brand spanking new cnn.com. it is about a woman like you said who went to a south in a hospital and was misdiagnosed. she was supposed to be treated for kidney stones. but she wasn't.
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and instead she had this rare form of tissue inflammation that basically led to her getting all of her limbs amputated. that was the only option for her. and in the month that followed, she lost her job her marriage and those kids, 10 and 11 years old, are left to care for their mom. so every morning, you see their smiling fail faces right there, but they put on that smiling face to put on all of her limbs and take care of their mom. they run the household. the hospital was sued for malpractice. they lost. judge is now calling for a new trial saying the jury didn't exactly follow the law and the evidence because a lot of people as you can imagine are pulling for her on cnn.com right now. it is one of the most click order stories and you can see why. how compelling it is. and when we talk about the health care debate, this put as face to it. >> absolutely about does. i hope it gets more clicks. i home people continue to read about her and her family and
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what they're going through. speaking of dot com and computers, reggie made a good point. he says the blackberrys, they're sutured to your hand. >> i go everywhere with it. it's embarrassing where i fweetdefeat tweet or e-mail from. you don't think about the fact that it can be hacked into, this little thing like any other colder. it's one of the most click order stories on on the tech page. because this is a problem it's not a huge problem i don't want to scare folks, but hackers are trying to find new ways to get into your cell phone, through your bluetooth head sets. i don't know if you use one of those. but one attack even involve that had bluetooth head set trying to inspect other head sets within 20 feet. and if your it like me you're
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on pay pal or ebay and you're putting in your personal information. on the plus side, i do have to keep it real. attacking phoneses is much more difficult for hackers than attacking your computer but you can get up to speed at cnn.com/tech. >> everything is at cnn.com. >> that's where the cool people are, but you're inviteded anytime as you know. but i hope may a good point like reggie did, it's hard to compete with him, but i try. >> i did a fantastic job. thanks. michael jackson's file days were final days were captured on tape. starting tomorrow, fans can see the footage on the big screen. your views on whether it's too soon for "this is it."
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let's talk to mike now. people want answers for what happened to somer thompson. her family is still just at the-hft community really is at the beginning of the grieving process, but they want answers. >> exactly. and we start this had a week ago
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just about at this time, a 7-year-old walking home from school ends up dead and here's what we're hearing. john wall much, america's most wanted talking about this saying that there's a possibility it's a retired killer/sex predator who came out of retirement to pull off this crime. now, how far will we go with that? we'll tell you as we get you updated. call in with your thoughts and comments. also getting a new survey on sexting. we're finding out the survey is tellingis us parents are basically clueless. 1/3 of parmtsents still don't know what it means. how big of a role do they play in all this? we've got it sound the alarm that it's going on. there's a new incident to talk about. we'll talk about it with the school administrator, what they're doing how to get everything -- and make sure the
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kids know. this could last a lifetime. once that picture's out there it's not coming back. we're also balloon hoax. we know the mom here, not richard heene but mayumi heene basically fessed up saying it was planned two weeks before it happened, and they forced the kids to lie to the media and cops. we saw the consequences of that, little falcon throwing up on tv. >> all right. good stuff, mike. i know mike it is going to be here. stroke of midnight michael jackson's "this is it" movie. it is going to begin a two-week run. a documentary of footage shot of the days before his death in june. it was before he was preparing nor the concert series in london. he appears to be in good health there is controversy surrounding
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this film. some published reports have questioned whether the director used body doubles in some of the scenes. sony is not feeling that. representatives from sony say that is pure garbage. the timing of the release of the movie is on your views from today. jimmy in louisiana says if the money is not given to charity it should not be shown. this is a great time to celebrate michael jackson's life and music. bobby left this comment on my facebook page. did it come out too soon after michael's death? maybe. maybe not. this is flavor of michael we didn't get to see and for me i'm glad they did it. thanks for your e-mails phone calls, texts and facebook
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comments. if you bought a baby einstein video in the last five years you could have cash coming your way.
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