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this hour construction is underway on one of the busiest freeways in los angeles. the prospect of the closure had residents calling it carmageddon. a bridge near mulholland drive is being demolished. what traffic there is seems to be moving smoothly. we'll take you live to los angeles in just a few minutes. then a nasty freight train pileup, more than a dozen cars piled up. heavy rains washed out the bridge and that likely caused the derailment. the train's conductor and engineer suffered minor injuries. and remember the miners who spent 69 days trapped in a
chiliian mine? 31 of the 50 miners are asking for a half million dollars each. they say it isn't about money but about safety. the miners say they want to make sure something like this never happens again. and minnesota state government could be back up and running in just a few days. minnesota's democratic governor cut a deal with republicans to end the two-week long government shutdown. the deal involves selling bonds rather than raising taxes and making up the budget deficit. lawmakers still have to vote on it in special session. let's take you to washington now, live pictures of capitol hill, sources tell cnn's jessica yellin that a meeting is going on down the street from the white house about raising the debt ceiling limits. during the president's weekly address today, he again said he wants both tax hikes and cuts in
popular entitlement programs on the table. >> it will take a balanced approach, shared sacrifice and a willingness to make unpopular choices on all our parts. that means spending less on domestic programs, it means spending less on defense programs. it means reforming programs like medicare to reduce costs and strengthen the program for future generations and it means taking on the tax code and cutting out certain tax breaks and detections for the wealthiest americans. >> republicans insist a deal cannot be reached with tax hikes, they are sticking to their no-tax pledge and are now pushing for a balanced budget amendment. >> the solution to a spending crisis not tax increases, yet washington has consistently demonstrated that it cannot control its urge to spend. that is why the only long-term solution is a balanced budget amendment to the constitution.
only by restoring constitution m restraints on the ability of congress to spend can we constrain the growth of the federal government. >> hill clinton has proved she can handle just about any situation with diplomacy and tact. but she ran into sort of a first in istanbul, turkey. >> we have two new guests. >> oh, hi. we have the kitty question coming up. >> do you like cats? >> i do, i do, yes. >> all right, back to this country, even on the weekend, traffic in los angeles can be a headache, but so far the shutdown of a 10-mile section of the 405 freeway is not turning out to be the traffic nightmare that some people were calling carmageddon. there's no massive gridlock anywhere to be seen, many people seem to be simply staying off the roadways. let's go to koreen wynter who's
right there at mulholland drive. what ee's happening, or what's happening? >> we have been checking and still no significant traffic backups to report. and people probably played it a little too safe by staying home altogether, or just parking those cars. take a look behind me, if you can't see it, you can hear the sounds, they paused reefly a short time ago, they weren't on a break, we're told, they were just on another phase of that operation, assessing which equipment to bring out next. i have been talking about the shared number of spectators who have been coming out where we are to take pictures of this historic site. police arrested a jogger near the 405 construction site. they have had several security breaches with people trying to jump fences and cross security signs just to get out here on the 405 to perhaps take
pictures. while they're not allowing those people on the 405, about an hour from now, we, the media will actually have a rare opportunity to get down on the freeway. this is pretty amazing because on any given saturday, it's so busy out here, it's a traffic nightmare, bumper to bumper. believe me i have been stuck in it many times before, screaming kids in the back seat, you're going crazy. anyway, no screaming kids today, we'll be down on the freeway and no screaming kids, we'as part o the media, we'll have an opportunity to go do that. so for more on the traffic situation in los angeles, let's go to sandra endo who is on ventura boulevard all day long, it has been smooth sailing, how
is it going now? >> well, your fingers were crossed as so many people here and it seems like their wishes are working. look at ventura boulevard, it's free flowing as you mentioned. all of those warnings, those crazy pr announcements, they seem to have scared everyone away because the traffic is actually less than a normal day here on ventura boulevard. this is one of the main streets on san fernando valley. and clearly a lot of people have chosen to stay home or take other means of transportation. i'm sitting here at a bus stop because local officials are urging people to take mass transit, they're actually allowing people to ride for free this weekend in the affected areas, more busses, more train service, and we're trying to figure out how people are getting around. we have seen some people ride their bikes, which is good, here in los angeles. but some people are doing the rare thing that a lot of people never, ever do out here and that is walk. that is what jim has been doing. you actually are walking home
from running an errand? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: that's so rare here in l.a. >> no, it usually is rare, a lot of people use their car, including me. and our family's just car oriented, especially living in los angeles, but today we chosed to walk to starbucks and do our other ran other errands around the neighborhood. >> i think folks have listened to the mayor and heeded all the warnings so they're being relatively reasonable by staying away from this area even though it's a major artery in l.a. >> reporter: traffic is so light, so enjoy using those tennis shoes for once. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: all right, fred, it could start a trend out here, but i have a feeling that koreen will be driving around with
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the united states now recognizes the rebel movement fighting moammar gadhafi as the legitimate governing authority in libya. it's an amazing development since it may allow the rebels access to gadhafi regime assets frozen by the u.s. at the same time, human rights watch accuses rebels in libya of beating civilians and looting their homes. cnn's senior international correspondent ben wedeman went to one of the four villages, but then he and his crew got caught in a cross fire, watch. . >> reporter: this is how our day
started, being shotted a about gadhafi loyalists. >> there's gun fire all around us, and we believe that gadhafi's forces are doing a round about movement. so we are rushing out of this area. guys, alex? we're going as fast as we can. we can't tell who the -- straight through there. is the other car behind us? >> it's behind us, yes. >> reporter: that's a lot of gun fire. continuing to come through. gadhafi's forces apparently have
entered qawalish, the town the rebels entered on the 16th of july and there's talk they might be building up forces to make a counter attack and it appears the counter attack is going on right now. be qawalish on this day was lightly defended at best and it's defenders didn't put up much of a fight. we're about halfway from qawalish, the town that's apparently fallen, and we're told we need to go back even further because gadhafi's forces are on the move and as you can see, the traffic is only going back in one direction, nothing that way. they're running away with their weapons, this man shouts. this man is fleeing with his wife and six children. this is the result of people not being ready, he says, they abandoned their positions, they should be there all the time. we retreated to a house where we
found a group of fighters preparing their weapons for a counter attack. all their weapons were captureded from the enemy. mohammad, one of the fighters didn't want to appear on camera because he has relatives in tripoli and told me local fighters from nearby villagers were careless. what happened today, he says, was that nobody was watching the front. if they had, nailed have seen the libyan army was moving forward. cars and pickups full of fighters gathered by the roadside. the plan, says commander al akdar, is to stop the libyan army and push them back. the plan was to stop them with rackets and then move forward towards qawalish which they were able to take.
but rockets don't stop coming in. as well as the occasional incoming bullet. nearly 30 rebel fighters were wounded in the battle, at least eight were killed, all to regain control of a town they had captured the week before. and on to the netherlands now, a television and radio blackout was of this, this 1,000 foot television and radio tower and fire collapsing there, one theory about what caused the fire, lightning. and the u.s. women's soccer team is getting ready for tomorrow's world cup final. team usa is playing against japan. the ladies are spending today practicing in frankfurt,
all right, i think it's time for another little viral moment. bonnie snyder with me now, and this will make a lot of people feel good just as the residents of this retirement community clearly are feeling very, very good. >> we can see some definitely interesting singing. you have heard of lip syncing? this is lip dub and audio dub.
♪ it's a new dawn ♪ it's a new day ♪ it's a new life ♪ for me ♪ and i'm feeling good ♪ i'm feeling goo ♪ >> oh, i really like that. >> and i was thinking of the michael goule song. >> that's well done. okay so this retirement community, this is the clark retirement community in grand rapids, michigan, teaming up with video production students.
and i understand why it has gone viral. oh, this is great zbchlt can you believe, 200,000 hits, maybe more. >> i am not surprised. >> we'll see more of these. >> i just want to see the whole thing. what else is going on? anything that will make people feel good? the weather's feeling hot. >> for the elderly, this is particularly dangerous, this extreme heat. so if you have elderly neighbors, just check on them for the next few weeks. in minneapolindianapolis, there extreme heat. if you zoom in to minnesota, what you'll find is we're looking at some really tough conditions with warnings ahead across much of michigan into sioux falls, also into des moines. these warnings will persist for the next few days. but minneapolis seeing the brunt of it. heat indexes will climb well into the triple digits even above 110 and that's what makes it so dangerous with this ridge of high pressure not going
anywhere, not really moving, so storms aren't really coming to cool you down. it stays hot and gets even hotter. sunday and monday, some of the worst of it. about 97 degrees for the high, look at the low temperatures, they stay at 80 degrees or warmer the next few days. so this is an oppressive situation that's not going to get much better. look at the jet, it doesn't really move much and when you see that big ridge overhead, you see that ridge as far south as dallas, texas. we're also tracking some stormy weather, if you're driving from alabama to florida, you know what i'm talking about, these storms have popped up and they are intense over southwest georgia and they are intense in the baton rouge area, as well as new orleans. i know it's a great break from the heat, but these storms can be severe at times, watch out for heavy downpours as well as frequent lightning strikes. >> with this kind of heat, all the more reason to stay inside
too. maybe catch a movie this weekend? a big hit this weekend, of course harry potter and the deathly hollows. already it has set one box office records and it may turn out to be the most popular harry potter movie of all. of all the previous harry potter movies, which brought in the most cash? was it harry potter and the sorcerer's stone, the goblet of fire or the order of the phoenix? for broccoli, say one. for toys, say two. toys ! the system can't process your response at this time. what ? please call back between 8 and 5 central standard time. he's in control. goodbye. even kids know it's wrong to give someone the run around. at ally bank you never have to deal with an endless automated system. you can talk to a real person 24/7. it's just the right thing to do.
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and midnight screenings, already brought in a record breaking $43.5 million. unbelievable. another film at theaters this weekend, a new version of dizzy's winnie-the-pooh. you didn't get stuck in traffic? no carmageddon for you, smooth sailing? >> no, not at all. >> the honeymooner than you are right now? >> yes. >> congratulations on that, matt. >> thank you. >> okay, so let's talk about harry potter. this is the first one of our two that we're going to kind of review right now? >> yes. >> deathly hollows part two, what did you think? >> i loved it. as someone who's watched all these movies, as someone who has enjoyed them, this is an excellent goodbye to the franchise. there's a lot of people out there who are going to be kind of sad, but this is everything you could have hoped for out of the final film. >> okay, let's take a quick look
at it. >> do you think they exist, sir? >> well, i see no reason to put stock in total wives tales. >> you're lying. you know one exists. you told him about it. you told him about the elder one and where he could go looking for it. >> oh, my gosh, daniel radcliffe all grown up there, can you go to this movie if you haven't seen the previous ones? >> absolutely not. in fact, i haven't seen the -- i hadn't seen party one since it was in theaters and i have to say i was a little bit lost for the first five minutes because it doesn't give you any prologue. it's like it comes back from a commercial break. there's no previously on harry potter that you get, no prologue or anything, it just jumps you into it. they follow the story, but they still make it really exciting.
they have a battle of an army of wizards that you have never seen before. it's a wonderful goodbye to these characters that we have seen on screen for ten years. >> it's unbelievable that it's had this kind of life expectancy, so what kind of a grade are you giving it? >> harry, i give him high marks, i give him an a. >> now who doesn't love winnie the pooh? now we have got a new version that's hitting the big screen. let's take a quick look at it. >> that is a very fine looking pot of honey, you've got there. >> and so remarkably gooey. >> gooey? oh, what happens to be my personal favorite. ooh, what do you have there? >> a note i found at christopher robbi
robbins' but strange words i cannot read. >> you can't read words anyway. >> yes, but especially not the strange ones. >> who doesn't love winnie the pooh? i grew up on winnie the pooh, you did too. if i went and saw winnie the pooh, would i like it? >> you would absolutely love it. they absolutely capture the spirit of the earlier films, the voices are very close to what we have heard before. that's jim cummings who is now winnie the pooh who does an excellent sterling holloway. craig ferguson is the voice of al, narrated by john cleese. this is an excellent, excellent entry into the winnie the pooh franchise, so to speak. the little kids who were at the screening really loved it. the adults, as i, were laughing a lot. the jokes are really funny and they're really sharp.
this is an excellent movie, i found myself laughing and enjoying myself far more than i expected. >> and real quick, your grade? >> i give it an a, another really got option. if you're in the midwest and trying to avoid that heat, you've got some excellent options at the theaters in weekend. >> folks are going to be heading to the theaters if they're not already thanks to your recommendati recommendations. >> thanks and congrats again on your nuptials. >> thanks a lot. the extraordinary measures to keep casey anthony's release from jail a secret. reporters are being allowed to spend the night in jail but just to get the inside scoop. [ woman ] we take it a day at a time.
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in one week's time, rupert murdock lost one of his biggest newspapers, two of his ceos and now he has to explain all of that to britain's parliament. it's the scandal that prompted this full-page apology in british papers today. rupert murdock promising to make changes in the way his people do business, saying we're sorry. but when we talked to a media analyst in london today, it says parliament doesn't want apologies, it wants to know if reporters were following their boss' personal agenda? >> i think that is the question, that media commentators, competitors and politicians have wanted to ask mr. murdock for 30 years and this is their opportunity to ask it. and it is the bigger, wider
question, is there an undue influence between his newspapers and politics and government in this country, or is that a conspiracy theory? >> a nonmurdock friendly crowd met the media mogul when he left a meeting to meet with the family of a murdered teenagers whose phone was hacked by news of the world's reporters. atlanta teachers are accused of fixing the standardized test scores of failing students, the cheating could go back as long as a decade. epic gridlock? massive traffic jams? well, so far there is no carmageddon in los angeles. crews are demolishing a bridge that's part of the 405 highway construction project.
and so that ten-mile stretch is closed and folks thought that might bring gridlock on all the other roads and freeways. well, it hasn't so far. and remember those $4 jetblue flights between burbank and long beach, they were touted as a way to bye pass that carmageddon. well, we wanted to see if flying from one side of town was faster than actually driving around the construction. cnn producers conducted the test. lindy flew and is joining us by phone and paul drove. let's check in with paul, you first, you're still driving? >> i'm driving back to burbank airport after messing around at long beach airport for a while. that went so smoothly, fred, you can't believe it. you know, i admittedly i got on to the wrong onramp at one point. i also had all kinds of other
things going on, not the least of which was we got some water and we were messing with this equipment that allows us to go live while driving, so it was 54 minutes and an absolute, as say they, piece of cake, fred. >> oh, my gosh, fred, very encouraging, i don't know if people are now going to venture out or remain off the roads so that there will not be any gridlock? >> reporter: i would say that if traffic was like this all the time, people would, you know, be happy to take such adventures on a friday. but you just don't see this. i'm on the 710 freeway right now and this is moving away from long beach. so it is an absolute pleasure to drive today. >> fantastic, that is great to hear, paul. let's check in with lindh did
ha -- lynndie who sided to take advantage of that jetblue fair special. how long did it take? >> reporter: i'm having a hard time hearing you, but i can tell you even though paul won, we are having more fun, i know it because there's been huge receptions at every gate, cake, tons of food, there's a convivial atmosphere everywhere. we each got gift bags, when is the last time you flew and got a gift bag full of chips and cookies and waters. it was an incredibly full flight and everybody applauded and laughed, everyone was taking pictures out the window, the pilot, one guy sitting next to me said, it's almost like we're on a sightseeing tour because we flew over the 405 and it was completely empty. we flew -- then you almost like circled down, and we saw the
mulholland bridge coming down, i was on the wrong side of the plane for that. but it was great fun. >> so in the end, start to finish, it took you how long compared to paul's 54 minutes? >> well, one hour and 41 minutes, is when we both started our stop watches, i stopped mine at one hour and 41 minutes. >> okay, not bad, considering. >> so he beat me by a lot. >> not bad considering you seem to have had the most fun with cake and cookies and fanfare. >> reporter: yes. thanks so much lynndie hall and paul buchanan for your commute. casey anthony is set to walk out of jail sometime tomorrow, news details of her release are being kept secret for her security. but three reporters are being allowed in the jail so they can
cover her release as it happens. casey anthony was acquitted for murdering her daughter casey. she is finishing a short sentence for lying to investigators, where she was convicted on misdemeanors. a forensic psychologist told me for her own safety, casey anthony will have to alter the behavior she has displayed during her trial if she hopes to stay safe outside of jail. >> there were many, many instances where she seemed to be really reveling in the attention and smiling inappropriately and kind of forgetting almost that this was her murder trial. and so i think it's probably difficult to make clear, particularly to someone who's been shielded from a lot of the media coverage that everyone else has been seeing, to really make her understand how crucial it is to be humble, to not be attention seeking, to not be
looking smug because that's really bound to be dangerous to her. >> all right, again, casey amount is due to be released from a florida jail sometime tomorrow. it's supper time and dining out may be one of the main things on your agenda, but beware, food born illnesses could come along with the territory. here's some of the mistakes that restaurants apparently make that cause problems, number one, cross contamination, chefs preparing other foods with things like salads, employee who is can sneeze or pass on their cold to you, and allergies, always ask if your dish contains certain items you're allergic to. and food is not always stored at the right temperature. sanitation, storage areas in kitchens are not always kept as clean as they need to be. this all might seem overwhelming and a little bit scary, but stay tuned, because after the break, we'll give you four ways to
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illnesses, but now we have four easy ways that you can actually protect yourself when dining out. order well done meats, no runny eggs, fully cooked egg whites and yokes et cetera. and ordered cooked vegetables and refrigerator left overs until you are finally ready to eat it. flip-flops, everyone wears them, right? they might be harming your feet. that's the subject of our weekly look at how to get healthy and stay healthy. healthy living expert dr. bill lloyd joining us from san francisco. >> i don't wear those cheap flip-flops. >> it's hard to believe that something so simple and comfortable might not be good for you, in what way? >> reporter: foot specialists say these flip-flops are actually worse than walking around barefoot. here's why, they ale provide no cushioning, so that's impact on
the sole of your foot. some young people, all they wear are the flip-flops and this over time is going to lead to problems. when you wear flip-flops, your actually change the stride, because your foot tries to stay inside the flip-flop and that alters the way you walk, so over time, you can develop heel pain, ankle pain and even tendinitis. when you wear these flip-flops, your toenails are exposed, that means an increase in trauma as well as the possibility of an evil fungus. >> this is for the younger audien audience, people who wear flip-flops, but even for adults? >> what's important to know is that for teenagers, the bones in their foot are still growing, without that cushion, the continuous impact on those still developing bones could cause
problems that could last a life time. >> what's the alternative, just about all of us are going to wear flip-flops especially when you're at the beach or at the pool. you're saying rule them out completely or just don't wear them all the time? >> when you look for flip-flops, make sure it's got a ridge juy e design. this one is stiff, it's going to have the support that you need and the arch support and the cushioning that you want that's going to provide the shock absorption that's going to protect your foot throughout the summer. wear sneakers once in a while, take out a pair of light shoes once in a while and give your feet a break. price always mirrors quality, you get what you pay for, so if somebody's trying to sell you a $3 pair of flip-flops, you're going to be in trouble come the fall. >> dr. lloyd, tread lightly and
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the feared traffic gridlock from the closure of the 405 freeway in los angeles today. but we're are getting a closer look at the billion-dollar construction project that triggered that camp phrase. let's go to koreen wynter who was on the 405 and is still on the 405. how does it feel? >> it feels absolutely erie, fred, and i'm coming to you from the fast lane. on any given saturday, i wouldn't dare do this. check out the members of the media here, they wouldn't dare do this because this freeway is normally jam packed bumper to bumper. why are we here? because we're getting a chance to see what's going on here as a result of that billion-dollar construction project we have been talking about. see those tents up there? that's where we have been reporting from all day long so this gives us a different
bird's-eye view from where we have been reporting. that bridge is going to be completely demolish eed by tomorrow evening. we have been checking in and they say things are progressing, they have reached a few hiccups here and there with the equipment but it was on schedule and it was really fascinating to see, not sure if we can show you, but off to the side, there are residents, spectators taking in all the action and checking it out. what hasn't been good was that the lapd told us that they arrested a jogger trying to get close to the 405, we're allowed here, but it's a heavily contained sight, we're just allowed here for a few minutes, there's police all around us. they have had several security breaches from people in the neighborhood, crossing those lines just to get a shot. this is very, very rare, it's usually packed with lots of cars, we probably will never get a chance to do this any time soon so we're capturing and
hoping that you enjoy it as much as we do, covering it all here. >> so i wonder, you said partially demolished bridge, so they're not trying to demolish and get it all done by monday because they don't want to have to do this again, shut the 405, right? >> reporter: well, they're going to be doing it again in the future. in order to reach monday's deadline, and that's a great question, because olt of people were confused by that. they're partially demolishing t it, they'll be tackling it again next year. i hear that they'll be fined if they don't get it done so let's hope they stay on schedule. >> thank you for that very unique view of the 405. koreen wynter, we appreciate that. we're keeping an eye on all politics, the u.s. is one day closer to missing the deadline to pay its bills.
the democratic sources tell jessica yellin that internal meetings are going on inside the white house right now dealing with the debt ceiling crisis. the sarah palin documentary "the undefeated" opened in a handful of theaters nationwide on friday, it was only in ten theaters. atlantic magazine is reporting the film played to a near empty theater in southern california, it did much better in dallas where the dallas star telegram reports at least one show sold out. and michele bachmann may have entered the gop presidential race late in the game, but she is managing to raise more dough that most of her competitors. contributors amounting to $42 million for the second quarter. she still lags behind money front-runner mitt romney who's approa approaching 50 milli$50 million.
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these are some of the stories that we're following this hour. let's begin in colorado where wildlife official s think they have killed a bear that attacked a teenaged camper friday. he was sleeping when the bear came into the tent and bit him on the leg. now on to an attack of a very different kind. watch what happens during a court appearance. in kentucky right there. a woman charging at the judge, cltrb over the bench and attack. the bailiffs wrestled her to the floor, as you saw there, the judge gave her 120 days in jail, and finally now, sears may have some damage control to do over an ipad 2 offer that proved to good to be true, online shoppers cruising the sears.com site spotting the gadget priced at $69. pretty good deal there, since they usually sell for over $700.
the ipad 2, that is. sears says the ad was a mistake, and a third party, not sears is actually responsible. so sears says it's not honoring the incorrect price. oh, you know folks were pretty over that one. don lemon here now with much more of the newsroom straight ahead. >> i am obsessed with this news of the world story, i'm obsessed with the rupert murdock story. i started watching "citizen cane" just for this story. it's amazing. i'm going to be talking to a man, his name is paul mcmullen, fred, he's a former news of the world reporter who secretly reported an op-ed phone hacking. also that story, fred that, we have been following out of rochester, new york, take a look at this. i'm observing what they're doing and they're arresting me, i don't understand what's going on. i did nothing, i did nothing.
>> we have been following this story, that's emily good, police arrested her in her front yard while they were on a traffic stop. we have been talking to the mayor and the police department as well. i'm going to talk to a man who says he's been a target of police brutality as well. and i want you to see mama jazz, her longer fingernail is 26 inches long. i have some questions for her. >> how do you function in life? don lemon, we'll see you with much more in the newsroom. we'll see you again tomorrow at 2:00 eastern time.