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and don't tweet me and ask me this because i do read every message and i am ready to debate you. have a great weekend. it's the top of the hour. you're in the cnn newsroom. i'm susan hendricks in today for fredricka whitfield. we have new information on the david petraeus resignation. the highly dedicated army colonel quit after announcing he had an extramarital affair. it's an fbi affair that's sounding alarms. the fbi was investigating some suspicious e-mails and found some e-mails between paula broadwell and david petraeus. broadwell is the woman who wrote his biography. the fbi looks to see whether his communications had been compromised, and they said they
had not been. now, petraeus was interviewed by the fbi, but it's not clear if broadwell has been questioned and if she will be. a u.s. official said petraeus was never a target of an investigation and that a tip about an affair led to that probe. now, general petraeus was scheduled to testify next week about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. now what happens now that he's gone? suzanne kelly is in washington with that part of this big story. >> susan, as washington reels from the announcement not only that david petraeus is stepping down from the post, but also from the admission he was having an extramarital affair, a u.s. official has said the counter intelligence unit was investigating a tip that he was having an affair because they needed to determine whether there was a potential security risk. the official telling cnn there was no suggestion that the fbi was investigating petraeus for any possible wrongdoing.
now, if there were an official investigation focused on the cia director, that would have been something that the congressional oversight committees would have been briefed on. it's a matter of standard procedure, but according to a congressionp aide familiar with the matter, the house and senate intelligence committees weren't told about the investigation until just hours before the director announced his resignation. as for questions over whether the timing of the resignation, coming just before general petraeus was scheduled to testify before the intelligence committee on the benghazi investigation, a senior u.s. official said any suggestion that the director's departure has anything to do with criticism about benghazi is baseless. it will now be the agency's acting director, michael morrell on the hill next week, answering questions behind closed doors about what the cia knew about the attack and when it knew it. >> we'll hear from a man who served with general david petraeus and knows him well,
retired brigadier general mark kimmitt joins us live. who is counting? florida has been counting vots longer than any other state again. four days after the hotly contested swing state battle, cnn is projecting president barack obama as the winner. with some provisional ballots still to be counted, it's close. and capitol hill is still divided with a few races too close to call. republicans will hold the edge in the house. democrats have a nine-seat lead in the senate. now to the recovery from the devastating superstorm sandy. hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey are still struggling with power outages nearly two weeks after the storm. but today, some relief for new jersey. governor chris christie says he expects most of the state's power to be back tonight. meanwhile, fema is saying more than $403 million in aid
has been approved for storm victims. >> if you can imagine what it must be like to be without power for two weeks, you can easily understand the anger and frustration storm victims are feeling. people in one community in queens are demanding to know why there's been such a hold-up. here is deborah feyerick. >> you want to hear what i have to say? >> anger, frustration, and despair, and people demand to know why their neighborhood remains dark more than 12 days after superstorm sandy hit this boardwalk community. >> i can't get light on, i can't get power, heat, garbage pickup, nothing? >> workers from long island power authority known as lipa are visible but still can't seem to get the electricity back in the homes in the flood zone. new york's governor has threatened to pull the company's operating license. >> we paid them and gave them a franchise because they represented themselves as experts at doing this. and they failed. and they should be held
accountable for their failure. >> i don't know -- >> at the mt. caramel baptist church next to a housing complex, volunteers worked hard to serve hot meals and keep up morale. the trains are still not running this far out. one woman told us it feels like martial law here with people bolted inside their homes after dark. >> no power, no light. you can barely see in front of you. it's difficult, you have a hard time. usually you try to get in before the sun goes down. >> kenneth gonzalez, a registered nurse, is now crammed into his living room, one he now shares with three other people and a few belongings he could save. >> somebody comes in here with guns to take the little i have left, what am i supposed to do? it's like armageddon or something. they just forgot about us. you know? how are we to survive. >> dib raw faeborah feyerick, c. >> help for hurricane sandy victims is coming from those who can relate to them most,
survivors from hurricane katrina. amtrak hope made its way from slidell, louisiana, to newark, new jersey. organizers wanted to focus their efforts on smaller cities that may have been otherwise overlooked. they brought clothing, batteries, and diapers to hurricane survivors. much needed. today is a global day of action for a young girl targeted and shot by the taliban all because she wanted to get an education. and one man uses his camera to document dramatic changes on planet earth. he said glaciers are shrinking due to global warming. you'll see his evidence just ahead. how about this? the rover curiosity is bringing us amazing pictures and insight into what the planet mars is like. what was it like to get the mission off the ground? coming up, you'll meet the woman who led the team. ♪ introducing the new 13-inch macbook pro,
evidentiary hearing for robert bales. he's facing 16 counts of murder and six counts of attempted murder in a march shooting rampage that killed 16 afghans. one witness testified that a man entered his home in the middle of the night and just started shooting. he didn't identify bales as the shooter. >> how will david petraeus' resignation affect his legacy. a colleague calls it the honorable thing to do, others call it a tragedy. mark kimmitt has known petraeus since 1985. joins us from washington. have you reached out to general petraeus and do you plan on it in the future? >> i have just got off an airplane from dubai this morning, haven't done it, but if
i get the opportunity, i certainly will. >> as senator dianne feinstein calls it an enormous loss for the intelligence community, for the country, lot of people agree with that. what do you hope his legacy is? >> i don't think his legacy is quite finished. my feeling is he will get through this with some reputational impairment, but that's a man who has a lot to give to this country in the future as well as he has given so much in the past. >> do you think obama did the right thing in accepting his resignation, if he had a choice? >> well, i believe the president did make the right decision. whether you look at it from the perspective of a retired general or from the nation's chief spy master, unfortunately, the behavior that was xinlted was inconsistent with either that of a retired general or the chief spy master for the united states. >> you have known him since 1985. what was he like as a colleague
and as a man? as a friend? >> he is well known as the best general of his generation. i would suspect that he will be known as probably the best general of the second half of the 20th century. enormously talented, enormously intelligent. as important, could draw people into him and motivate people in a way that is very rare among army generals. it is sad that we're talking to him almost in the past tense at this point, but his legacy and his profound set of accomplishments in both iraq and afghanistan, will have put him in history in a very special place. and although it may have an asterisk by his name based on this affair, the fact remains that this nation has been well served by his general. >> this is shocking to a lot of people. i'm sure you were shocked as well. is there any reason to think our national security was
compromised, and why the resignation? was there any other choice? >> well, in terms of whether the security was compromised, there inevitably will be some sort of investigation that accompanies his resignation. i'll wait a mike a decision and a judgment once i hear the facts in the case. and quite frankly, the resignation was the honorable thing to do, and if you can expect anything from david petraeus, he will do the honorable thing. >> as i said, senator feinstein said she is shocked at this. she really didn't want the resignation to happen. do you think this will affect the testimony regarding the benghazi attacks? a lot of people are thinking that, is this timing strange or did it have anything to do with that? >> i don't think it had anything to do with the timing at all. the fact is he's no longer the director of the cia. whether he still testified next week is probably up for grabs right now, but there are some
who are trying to draw some conspiratorial lines around the timing of this resignation. i haven't seen that, and i'll leave that to the pundits to see if there is something there. >> do you see a future for petraeus in public service at all? >> i think after an appropriate period of time, once he reconciles with his family, once he puts this in another chapter in his book, this is a young man who still has many, many years to serve this nation, and if he serves his nation as well in the future as he has up to this point, the nation will benefit by that service. >> general mark kimmitt, appreciate yourtume. thanks for your insight. appreciate it. >> sure. >> now for a check of international stories we're following. two car bombs went off in syria today, killing dozens of soldiers. the suicide attacks took place as syria's leading opposition group is deciding whether to set up a new de facto government in those areas.
>> in sri lanka, 27 people are dead. 43 are injured. clashes broke out after authorities started checking the prison for drugs. officials say an investigation will be launched. the church of england has named a former oil executive as the next archbishop. he will be the leader of the world's 77 million anglocans. >> and now to an important update on a young pakistani girl who the taliban shot in the face for standing up for a girl's right to an education. the u.n. has declared today a global day of action for malala. and many in britain are calling for the teen to be nominated for a nobel peace prize. so how is she doing today? here is dan rivers. >> reporter: it is staggering to see malala out of bed with her father looking through some of the thousands of get well cards
she's received. it's exactly a month since she was shot at point blank range from taliban gunmen for her campaign for girls' education in pakistan. despite the bullet passing through her head and neck, she's able to talk. doctors at queen elizabeth hospital in britain are still assessing the extent of her brain damage. her only visitors so far have been her immediate family. >> i am thankful to all of these well wishers of malala who strongly condemn the assassination attempt on malala, who pray for her health, and who support the great cause of malalayousafzai, which is freedom of education. sdwr the cards from all over the world. some are signed by entire households, some by entire offices. her story has touched people
around the world. and there's now an internet campaign for malala to win the nobel peace prize. she's yet to undergo surgery on her skull and jaw in britain, but judging by these pictures, she is in very good hands. surprising everyone with her determination to recover. dan rivers, cnn, london. >> she is certainly an example of bravery. our thanks to dan rivers. as global warming becomes a reality, we're going to take a look at a new documentary that shows how it could affect our lives.
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well, now that president barack obama is back for a second term, one issue he's likely to focus on is climate change. he even mentioned it in his victory speech in chicago. how do we know it's a fact and not fiction as some suggest. we spoke to the founder and director of the extreme ice survey and he's been watching and documenting the effects of global warming on glaciers for several years. his work has been made into a documentary called "chasing ice." here's what he says. >> the extreme ice survey is this massive projects on a number of continents trying to
make a record of how ice is retreating as a consequence of climate change. as we sit here today, we have 34 time lapse cameras looking at 16 different glaciers. they photograph every half hour around the clock as long as it's daylight, and they have been making this progressive record since 2007 of how the ice is retreating. we have cameras by mt. everest in nepal, cameras in iceland, greenland, canada, and alaska, and some other sites in france and switzerland and bolivia, where we work as well. we're up to nearly a million pictures right now and we have a gigantic archive of how the world has been changing as a consequence of climate change melting the glaciers. >> did you set out with this project knowing or expecting that you were going to see a pretty progressive retreating of glacial activity? >> what we have seen has been a complete shock. i really never expected to see this magnitude of change, this
pace of change. it really is astounding. and every time we open the backs of the cameras, it's like, whoa, are you kidding me? this is what just happened? it's really quite extraordinary. >> this is the camera, and that's an interesting sight. this is the memory of the landscape. that landscape is gone. it may never be seen again in the history of civilization, and it's stored here. >> if the advancing and retreating happens all of the time, what makes what you witness here so different or so shocking? >> the advance in retreat has of course been happening over the millennia, part of the natural process, but what we're seeing right now is a much accelerated rate of change. especially in the last 40 years or so, and that has clearly been traced by the scientists to the input of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide into the atmosphere.
>> 1984, the glacier was down there, 11 miles away. and today, it's back here. receded 11 miles. >> you know, in the past 100 years, the atmosphere has accumulated 40% more carbon dioxide in it than had been the peak over the pack million years. so let me say that again because you can't overemphasifphasize t. in the past million years, the peak of carbon dioxide has been around 280 or 290 parts per million. we're now at 395 and adding more every single year. we're 40% beyond the realm of natural variation. so nature isn't natural anymore and that's affecting the entire world. >> it's starting. >> look at that. >> what can we do? >> we have all the economic technology and policy solutions we need to have to fix this problem.
i have been amazed in the course of traveling the world with the research community, how many brilliant people there are out there who have come up with ways to fix this. what we need is a greater political understanding and popular understanding of the immediacy and reality of the changes. i believe that by using our voices, we can shift public perception. i mean that in the sense of our voice, the film making team, and the extreme ice survey team, and also in the sense of the general public and the media who can tell the story this is real, this is not something that's going to happen in the future. it's real and happening right now. governor cuomo, mayor bloomberg, after the big hurricane last week, they were right out there in front of the national spotlight saying exactly this. >> and they made that connection that climate change has very much to do with the kind of severe, violent weather we saw
in the northeast. are you convinced of that, too? >> yeah, you know, we can't hang hurricane sandy or last year's hurricane irene specifically on climate change, but what we can say is around the world, but particularly in north america, we have been seeing a pattern of extreme events happening much more frequently than they used to. and that pattern is what clearly is connected with climate change. >> and chasing ice is opening in new york this weekend. it opens nationwide next week as well. go to chasingice.com for more details on how you can see this film. there it so much misery in the wake of superstorm sandy, but there's also a huge desire to help. many of you are opening up your wallets. a warning about fraudulent charities that may be targeting you. and remember curiosity? who could forget. the rover has been bringing us amazing pictures of the mission to mars.
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checking today's top stories, we're learning more about cia director david petraeus and his surprising resignation. the retired four-star general announced he was stepping down yesterday, citing an extramarital affair. the fbi discovered correspondence between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell. broadwell was linking to the investigation, but it's not clear at the time how. >> to paraphrase yogi berra, it's not over until it's over. cnn says it's over in florida with some provisional votes to be counted. barack obama has the lead with just over 75,000 votes. he has a final tally of 332. >> this weekend, americans will honor those who have served in the arms forces.
this is fayetteville, but scenes like this are playing out all across the country. tomorrow, the president will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unzoneu unzones. >> the marine corps is celebrating a big birthday. today is the marine corps's 237th anniversary. a committee of the congress -- continental congress formed the marines in 1775 to fight in the revolutionary war. after the headlines, these stories are trending now on cnn.com today. it looks like post election fallout. murray energy an ohio coal company said it has been forced to lay off 160 workers. it blames the bleak economic prospects facing the coal industry as the president heads into a second term. they include pending epa regulations and the possibility of new taxes. murray energy is headed by a prominent mitt romney donor. in los angeles lakers fans won't tolerate losing. you think of jack nicholsonering
right? the team lost every preseason game and it's 1-4 in the regular season, so the front office fired second year coach mike brown. the lakers are loaded with high priced talent who have not produced wins, so they say. >> and we now know who is going to write the new star wars sequel. the job goes to michael arndt who wrote the hugely successful screenplay for toy story three. the film is scheduled for release in 2015. there's been an outpouring of financial support to help people recover from superstorm sandy, but unfortunately, there are people out there who may take advantage of your generosity and take your money in the wake of that disaster. cnn's drew griffin investigates emerging internet scams. >> reporter: the scams start according to internet security specialists even before the storms form. as soon as the national weather
service announces names to be used for upcoming hurricanes, the internet is abuzz, registering those very names for their domains. >> you have no idea who these people are, and what you notice is that they do register hundreds of these domains trying to trick people to go to these domains and then donate the money. >> reporter: from his home in jacksonville, florida, he's tracked more than 1,000 internet domains with the world sandy or relief. some registered early, but most as soon as the forecast predicted this would be a killer storm. sites that pop up like this one, registered in north carolina, urging people to donate to help victims in jamaica, linking the would-be donor to a paypal account. >> i couldn't find out who is behind it. you can check who registers the domain name, and there's this tool that tells you who
registers the domain name. let's just look this up here. see what comes back. it's your person in north carolina that has it registered. but whether or not that's real, who knows. >> reporter: we checked. the charity is not registered with the state of north carolina as the law requires. some sites are even more blatant. personal appeals on crowd sourcing sites craeating a web page just asking for money. on this site called indygogo, there were 32,000 pleas of people asking for cash. we left the city and headed south towards pennsylvania. or this, a man in the bronx, he wants $60,000 to repair damage to his business. there's simply no way to determine if any of these pleas or people are real. and before you think no one would send donations to blind sites or unknown charities, think again. >> most people respond to
charities because they are asked by a letter. >> reporter: art taylor who heads the better business bureaus wise getting alliance and has been following our reporting on bad charities says 70% of americans who give money donate that money without ever checking to find out where it's going. >> we welcome the public scrutiny that is coming to this. we welcome, you know, the media for getting involved in this because if you don't, i worry that things are going to get worse. people are going to continue to be duped by unscrupulous claims. >> which leads us to the real victims of charity scams, the people who really need charity, like these people lined up at the bethm assembly church of god in newark new jersey. a group called convoy of hope is handing out blankets, food, water, real help for real victims. any donations mistakenly sent to
a bad charity or a scammer is a donation not delivered here. >> thank you. >> you'll find good apples and bad apples. and you just do your best to be one of the good guys. you do your best at knowing that, hey, there's going to be others out there that do things wrong, that do things for the wrong reasons, that are unethical. but when you go in with the right heart in the first place, everything works out. >> part of that story certainly discouraging, but you can still help storm victims in the northeast. it's easy to do. logon to cnn.com/impact and you'll find all kinds of information on legitimate charities and how you can help contribute to that relief effort. health care reform a big issue in the election. when will certain parts of the law start to take effect now? what you can expect, next. [ ross ] we are in the dades gorge,
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you can now call it the law of the land now that president obama has won, his health care reform legislation is here to stay. but some key parts of the law have not gone into faeth yet. in today's report on the human factor, fredricka whitfield spoke to dr. sanjay gupta about what's ahead for us. >> americans can expect to see more big changes in the new year. to what degree? >> it was always supposed to be implemented over time. this is not surprising. in january of 2014 is when you'll see most of the provisions take place. at a starting point, i would describe it as more as insurance reform than health care reform. it affects the way you get insurance and what the insurance companies can do to people. some of the specifics you
probably have heard in the past. the idea you can't be charged higher premiums, for example, for being sick, and also you can't be denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions. let my say the third one, no annual limits on health care benefits. a lot of people say, people out there who are sick, unable to get health care insurance, and that's true. there are a lot of people out there who have some sort of illness and have been paying an exorbitant amount of money. and then finally, there are these things called health insurance exchanges. it's like a marketplace. all of the insurance companies are hawking their wares, trying to sell their policies and you can bid and try to get a competitive price because of the bidding. >> now, there will be insurance available in all states. it will be mandated. everyone has to have some sort of insurance. how do weknow it's affordable or accessible to everybody? we know that's the idea, but will it be? >> these exchanges, by the way,
we don't know if every state is going to sign on to it right now. so far, ten states have done it. nine more have said they intend to do it, but a lot of states may not do it, in which case the federal government comes in and sets up these exchanges. but you're right, a mandate means everybody has to get it. if you can't afford it, there may be subsidies to help you. but you're distributing the cost across everybody, across healthy people, across sick people. that's what they believe ultimately is going to help pay for the health care system overall. if healthy people buy into the system, it helps offset the costs. >> what are the penalties if you don't take advantage of the insurance made available or are ignoring the mandate? >> take a look at the numbers. this may or may not surprise you depending on your perspective of how high or low. the first year if you decide not to do this, you can take a look at the number. $95 or 1% of your income, whichever one of those things is greater.
and then it slowly starts to amp up. okay, $325 or 2% of your income, $695 or $2.5% of your income. the point is if you're someone who can afford to buy it, you should buy it because ultimately, the penalties are probably going to cost you more than the health care insurance would. that's just what it's intended to do because they say you should better spend your money on buying insurance. there's not much precedence for this, but in massachusetts, interestingly enough, they had a plan similar to this with the mandate, with the penalties, and they found that most people went ahead and bought the insurance. there weren't a lot of these penalties incurred. 98% insured rate in massachusetts. >> good to see you. >> and dr. sanjay gupta will have more on the election as the dust settles this weekend on sanjay gupta md. all that and much more today at
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as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. welcome back. remember curiosity, the rover patrolling the surface of mars and gathering scientific data? now it's helping scientists start to answer questions about the possibility of life on mars. we all want to know that. we're taking a look at what happened behind the scenes. a new documentary called ultimate mars challenge, talks to the science behind the rover. jamie made sure the rover landed safely on the surface and no one was more nervous. >> the team used a stripped down rover model to measure the stresses of touch-down.
this simulation was also a test of her nerves. >> my hands are sweating, and my throat is getting dry. and i'm looking at it going oh, my goodness, oh, my goodness. then they let it go. and she hit, and it was so hard, and i was like, you can't do that to our baby. that's too much, too hard. >> jamie joins me now. great to have you here. >> it's great to be here. >> you were so nervous when you first saw that happen. what was going on in your mind? >> it's just -- i know i designed it to do this, but the team has done all of the analysis, but can it really do it? did we do it right, did we screw something up? then it worked great. >> it did work great. what was the work that went on behind the scenes? we showed the pictures, but talk about the day in and day out work on this to perfect it. >> we started this mission in 2003. it's really a work of almost a decade of, you know, imagining what it can be and then going in and deciding the details of
every screw has to be designed and perfectly planned. tons of analysis, tons of testing to make sure it all is exactly the way we want it to be and it will work. >> did you have discouraging days? did you think, what are we doing, this is never going to work? >> we had very low points. you know, we were supposed to launch in 2009. and so when that didn't happen, that was pretty low for the whole team. and trying to pull yourself up by the boot straps and say okay, but we have another 18 months to make her perfect, and that's great for us, and to turn that around was hard, but in the end, worth it. >> we talked about this a little during the break. what everyone wants to know, with the data collected so far, do you think it's possible mars could be visited by humans in the future. maybe take you and i up there? >> i hope so. i don't personally want to go. it's about an 18 month trip there. >> clear your schedules.
>> leave your kids here. but i really hope to see humans wa walking on mars some day. i tell when i talk to kindergartners, it's probably their age that will be the explorers of mars walking on there. >> what you do is so fascinating for kids and adults as well. what advice do you have for young men and young women who want to get into what you're doing. especially women because maybe they feel hesitant they don't have what it takes to do what you do. you started as an intern in 1999? >> i started as an intern and had people all along my life saying, you're good at math, keep going. i said, engineering, that's for men. they would say, no, no, you're so wrong. i would say the same thing, that perception of it's a man's career is just really wrong. if you love it and you're good at it and you're passionate about it, go do that because you will be great at whatever your passionate about. >> and you're an example of that. you spent so much time doing
this, you might as well love what you do. the rover being so self sufficient collecting soil samples, air samples. do you see that as the wave of the future because of the space shuttle program and the funding in terms of do you think this is what the future is in terms of space exploration? >> you know, for us at jpl, it's always been what it is. every center has kind of their expertise, and jpl is unmanned missions. so for us, the little rovers are our astronauts, and they do a great job for us. curiosity is doing amazing science right now, and she's working fairly perfectly. >> you're part of that amazing team. jamie waydo, appreciate your time. you can see more behind the scenes footage and interviews in the documentary "nova ultimate mars challenge" airing on pbs on november 14th. >> our movie critic grae drake sat down with "skyfall" star
james bond in "skyfall" soared to number one, making over $30 million in opening night. that's the best opening ever for any bond film, by the way. but does the latest installment in the bond series live up to all the hype? grae drake is here to give us her review. great to see you, and in honor of veterans day, she'll count down our war movies. first, we want to take a look at "skyfall." >> 007 reporting for duty. >> where have you been? >> the key as it's always been very much with this one, maybe because we had a little more time, was to get them into a room and ask them what are they thinking and hopefully what comes out of it is something special, a creative experience. >> i was wondering if you would do me the honor of picking a bond girl name. >> that's difficult.
>> pinky hijinx. >> i love that, pinky hijinx. >> i'm considering legally changing it, actually. >> how was it talking to james bond, daniel craig? i heard he was easy on the eyes. >> oh, goodness, yes. i can totally relate to every villain in these last three movies of his because he is fun to interrogate. loved this. the whole cast was so spectacular, and this movie mirrors that. they seem like they were having a really good time doing it, an even better time talking about it. javier bardem is so good in the film as basically a computer hacker with mommy issues that he should get a nomination. one of the best bond villains
ever. >> what do you think of it in terms of the other bond movies? did it measure up, do you like it? >> it's one of the top three bond films of all time, hands down. i have seen it multiple times already just because this movie has everything. a vulnerable side of bond who is still very strong but actually human being. a villain that you have no idea where he's going next. and more dame juni de judi denc is something the movies have always needed. it works on every level. by the way, the stunts were real. they were -- there's very little cg done in the field. when you see things like cranes eating trains, that's a real thing. mindblowing. >> it's not like spider-man when it's computer generated. this is real stuff, right? >> exactly. they use some computers.
but daniel craig was on top of a train, that was a real thing, and it makes the movie have so much energy and tension, i can't stop saying enough good things about this movie. go see it and make this a $100 million opening. >> you made me want to see it. what is the tomato meter score for it? >> certified fresh movie at 93%. i'll tell you what, the 7% that made it rotten, i think they're going to get an interrogation by grae drake. >> i think you're right. or pinky, aka. >> exactly. pinky hijinx. >> love that name. switching gears in honor of veterans day weekend, we want you to count down your top three war hero movies for us. start at number three. >> number three goes to "apocalypse now" which was directed by francis ford coppo a coppola. he is the only one who could make martin sheen staring at a fan a cinematic event. it takes place in the vietnam
war, and martin sheen has to basically go on this covertmission to take out another military member played by marlon brando. you can't match the talent in the movie, and the technical achievements of the time still hold true today. amazing sound in the movie, and even though the production was almost as troubled and complicated and long as the vietnam war itself, this movie just keeps getting better with age. >> it's even great as a documentary in the making of apa apocalypse now. >> it's 1 of the best. see it if you haven't. tell us about your second favorite that we should see. >> number two is "from here to eternity" which is a really, really interesting film because at the time it was so controversial. it gives a really dark view of the military. and it's most famous for its love -- i don't know how to say it without getting flustered.
the love scene on the beach which really made us have to teach an entire generation of people that sand is not a lubricant, stay away from the beach, keep it in private, but watch this movie to remind yourself how good of an actor frank sinatra is because this film has so much drama in it, and frank sinatra was spectacular. won a ton of awards. well deserved. >> can never go wrong with frank. finally, about 60 seconds left, "saving private ryan." you say see it again? >> i say see it again because not only is it starring a whole bunch of people you have to watch in a movie all the time, tom hanks, matt damon, paul giamatti, the list goes on and on, but that first 27 minutes of invading the omaha beach at normandy is just absolutely stunning. it makes me so proud to be an american. it makes me so grateful for the
people who are brave enough to fight for our country. something i have never had to do, and it's a great movie for veterans day because it shows exactly how fantastic all of the men and women that serve our nation are. love this movie, and it's worth revisiting again all these years later. steven spielberg is a fantastic director, fantastic film. >> well said. grae drake, great to talk to you. thanks. and remember, you can get more from grae at rottentomatoes.com. inspired me to see all thooe of those, right? >>00 of thousands of people still suffering in the wake of sandy, and some in the path of the storm are reaching out to help their neighbors. we talk to a woman who has taken it upon herself to organize desperately needed help. ♪ ...mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... or lauren's smartphone... at&t has a plan built to help make families' lives easier.
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time with him overseas. i want to bring in suzanne kelly. the fbi determined security was not compromised and agents did interview petraeus. do we know if they have questioned ms. broadwell at all in connection to this? >> no, we don't know that yet. that's going to be one of the unanswered questions. there's a long list. we know the affair came to light from the u.s. officials during the course of the fbi investigation. and we know that petraeus was not the target of the investigation but they were investigating the suspicious e-mails. we also know from the source that the fbi did have a conversation with petraeus, still trying to put together the timeline on how all of these things, how quickly it happened, how long this investigation may have taken, susan. >> and do you know when petraeus' boss, the director of the national intelligence, know about this fbi probe and when did the president know about it? there's been a lot of buzz about was this known before the election, and did they wait until snow? >> right, a lot more of those blanks are fill in as well. it appears from the u.s.
intelligence official that a lot of this happened just this week. if you can believe it, we're told by the u.s. intelligence official the fbi reached out to director clapper on tuesday night, election night, just as election results were starting to pour in across the country. and that there was a conversation between director petraeus and director clapper at that point. director clapper recommending that director petraeus offer his resignation. we also know that the next day, wednesday, from the same intelligence source, director clapper told the white house what was going on. now, we have heard from other sources earlier this week that on thursday, we know the president had a conversation with director petraeus, that he offered his resignation at that point, but the president took some time. he wanted to think it over, whether or not he was going to accept it, and friday, there was a phone call between the president and director petraeus and the president, of course, accepting the resignation. >> do we know if general petraeus will still testify before congress next week discussing benghazi? >> according to the cia, the man
sitting in the hot seat next week before the intelligence committee is going to be mike morrell. he is the man they asked to step up and take over the acting role of the cia. he's a 32-year veteran of the agency, a career professional. he's been involved during the benghazi investigation since day one, intimately. he's passionate about this, so he's the one who will be answering the question, although there are some calls from members of congress to have petraeus, come back, if you il, and offer his testimony as well. it doesn't look like that's going to happen for thursday's hearing. >> a lot of unanswered questions. appreciate your time. thanks so much. you know, four days after the election, cnn is projecting barack obama as the winner in florida. took that long. with most of the vote now counted, the president's lead over mitt romney is close. just under 74,000 votes, less than 1% of the total. florida has come under widespread criticism for its voting issues this week.
some voters waited in line for hours just to cast their ballots. one woman passed out in the miami-dade area. joining me now nick, we're saying it's over, but the state hasn't made it official yet. >> let's follow along, these are unofficially the final election results. >> unofficially the final. >> for the state of florida. we have until november 20th. that's when the state will certify the votes. as far as we're concerned, it appears that president barack obama will take the 29 electoral votes for the state of florida. there was a possibility, susan, if the discrepancy in votes was about 45,000 voters or less, there was a possibility for a recount. the lead in to the story, about 74,000 separating the two so it's hard to make the case. >> we all remember the hanging chads and we're thinking it's got to be better. we're computerized now. who is responsible and what is responsible for the delay.
>> florida back in the spotlight again for voting and this is not where they want to be. there's a couple factors at play. one is high voter turnout. election officials are citing that as one of the issues for the delayed results. another issue is back in 2011, susan, if you remember, there was governor rick scott made a decision to cut early voting pretty much in half. went from 14 days of early voting back down to 8 days of early voting. a lot of people showed up at the day of election, and absentee ballots. broward county had 165,000 absentee ballots. those take a long time to count. >> you have to hand it to the residents of florida, they're resilient, waiting in line, wanting to get their voice heard, and it's heard today who they picked. >> a handful of days later, but there's a lot of questions. they're looking at the election process in the state of florida. in fact, president barack obama alluded to it a little bit in the acceptance speech saying
there's something that needs to be done about the long lines. >> thank you. appreciate it. all of the storm victims still without power or clean water. we're talking about sandy. i'll talk to a woman who is pushing past her own needs to help others. and with a fiscal cliff looming and the balance of power pretty much the same, will lawmakers be able to compromise their differences to avoid going off the cliff? [ male announcer ] when a major hospital wanted to provide better employee benefits while balancing the company's bottom line, their very first word was... [ to the tune of "lullaby and good night" ] ♪ af-lac
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blackmailed. fran townsend is cnn's national security kribcontributor and a member of the cia advisory board. fran is on the phone now. we see this type of stuff in the movies, agents having affairs. maybe they end up compromised, but how real is this possibility even with someone as decorated and respected as petraeus and were you shocked when you heard the news? >> let me start with the last part. i was certainly shocked when i heard the news. i think of david petraeus and to this day as an incredible public servant who servedhe nation very well in terms of our protection and our security. so yes, i absolutely found the news shocking. do i believe that our national security has been compromised? no. and i think that that's a little far fetched, the notion of the extramarital affair would have in some way compromised the
nation's security. look, it is an indiscretion of the highest order. it's a betrayal of his promises and expectations of his wife and family, but put that aside for a moment. when you're talking about the nation's security, there's no reason to suspect that david petraeus knowingly put at risk any classified or sensitive information. i think what we're beginning to understand is the fbi was not targeting david petraeus. they were looking at a potential vulnerability to his personal e-mail account. not uncommon with senior government officials. we know there are nation states around the world who target personal e-mails of officials. so it's entirely possible that they were concerned his personal e-mail account had been compromised in some way and began this investigation which is consistent with what we have heard from members of congress that the fbi stumbled upon the extramarital affair. >> fran, his resignation has been called a real loss to this country, many people agree with
that. did he have any other choices here but to resign, and did president obama have the choice of not accepting his resignation? >> well, look, there's always the choice. but i think knowing general petraeus as i do, this is a man, while there's no accounting for this indiscretion, who believes in living one's values and holding one's self to high standards. he failed to do this in this instance. so i think it's very much the dave petraeus i have known and worked with to have decided to hold himself accountable, to be honest about the mistake, to hold himself accountable and resign. it would have been difficult for president obama or for david petraeus to decide to remain because he then would have become the story. the discretion would have had an ongoing life to it. as bad as it is now, he'll get through it and move on with his life, and the cia has no doubt already moved on.
>> fran, could he still be called to testify regarding the attack on benghazi or since he resigned he's no longer in line to testify? >> the person representing the cia and the cia's knowledge will be mike morrell, the now acting director of cia, previously in the 9/11 attack, the deputy director. mike is a career officer who is perfectly competent to represent the cia and testify on their behalf. now, congress can ask petraeus to come up and testify. question is if he was not willing to cooperate, could they subpoena him? i suppose it's possible. i think all of that is unlikely. i think if they ask him to appear, i expect that it is likely he would be willing to do that. we can't be sure, but frankly, rather than go through that, it ought to be about the facts of benghazi and 9/11 and congress ought to be able to get the information they need from the
cia through mike morrell. >> fran, i heard this and give me your opinion on it, that there's got to be something more to this than maybe just the e-mails. do you think we'll find out any more information or is this it? it's over, he resigned, case closed? >> i think the administration and obviously dave petraeus would like the story to be done now. he's resigned. we know it involved a personal indiscretion and we should move on. i do think the timing of it will be the subject of congressional interest. how long was the investigation going on? who was the source that tipped them off? you know, there's been lots of speculation in washington that it was a female acquaintance of some sort who was getting harassing e-mails that led to this tip to the fbi that led to their investigation. all of this will be of continuing interest, i think, to congress. certainly to the public, regardless of whether or not it's really relevant. >> fran townsend, appreciate your insight and your time on this. thanks so much.
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welcome back. some international news we're following for you today. day five of the evidentiary hearing for staff sergeant robert bales charged with murdering 16 afghan civilians. one survivor testified that a man entered his home in the middle of the night and just started shooting. syrian opposition activists two car bombs went off today killing dozens of soldiers. the attacks took place as the leading opposition fighters decide whether to form a new inclusive rebel grume to set up a de facto government inside the rebel areas. >> and the bbc has apologized for airing a false sexual abuse claim. the bbc apology came hours after he threatened to sue the network. >> the u.s. wrapped up its election, china's communist
party has begun its once a decade leadership change. the president and other long standing leaders will give up their long standing party post making the way for xi jinping. joining me now is gordon. great to see you. >> thank you. >> let's talk about the transfer of power. a week long meeting that results in naming china's top leader and a new generation of party leaders, specifically how does this take place? >> well, what we're going to see on thursday, which is the day after the 18th party congress adjourns is the communist party will unveil its new general secretary, presumably, x xi jinping and we'll look to see if the current leader gives up his post. if he doesn't, there will be trouble because there will be two suns in sky, two leaders, and it's worse than that because who jintao's leader is still
very influential. >> jinping, let talk about him and how much we know or don't know. he was born into the ruling of elite. his right to power facilitated around not saying much. what do we know about him? >> that's true for most chinese leaders because they, they're not allowed to have an original thought. they're not allowed to have a personality. they're in this collective, consensus-driven system. that's really sort of produced a lot of bland people. so we don't know very much about jinping. china no longer has these great leaders. what we have are really very pale comparisons. >> what about jintao? is he like that and what do you think his legacy will be? is he a bit more outspoken? >> he is the blandest person possible. i mean, i don't know if he has ever said anything funny in his
life. this is just incredible. his legacy is going to be one of stagnation. his predecessors as premier and general secretary, they sort of put china on a good path, and essentially jintao and his premier just sort of glided along, and there's very little they can point to except a lot of economic growth, which is really the result of their predecessors. >> let's talk about the communist party as a whole. jintao has said corruption could lead to the death of communism. talk about corruption and how it plays in. >> chinese leaders in the communist party have been talking about corruption and have been having anti-corruption campaigns since 1951. just two years after people's republic has been founded, but china today is more corrupt than its ever been and it's really been the result of you have an unaccountable political system and also government officials making decision that the market should make. because there's a lot of money sloshing around the system, you have chinese leaders with tons
of cash. for instance, premier, the chief economic officer of the country, in"new york times" two weeks ago said his family is worth at least $2.9 billion. jinping's family, his family was worth hundreds of millions of dollars. so clearly, these chinese leaders are very, very wealthy. it's not because they have been smart or whatever. it's because they have been using their political kicks to help their families. >> more and more billionaires showing up in china. the transfer of power, will it change anything in your eyes, and why do it if not? >> it will change things because what we have seen in the run-up to the 18th party congress is civilians have been involved in this intense in-fighting and they have turned to generals and admirals for support. this has made the people's liberation army once again a power broker, and with the result that the china's flag officers have been taking china
in a very hostile, very assertive direction. this has caused problems not only for china's neighbors but also for the united states. and perhaps this is the most dangerous trend in the world today. >> all right, gordon chang, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> you know, congress is back in session next week. the big question now is can democrats and republicans get past their differences to avoid the fiscal cliff? [ male announcer ] if someone asks what it feels like to drive a jeep grand cherokee, tell them it's like being nestled in an eight-way, adjustable, heated and ventilated seat surrounded by a 500-watt sound system while floating on a suspension made of billowy clouds. or you could just hand them your keys. ♪ ♪ the wheels of progress. seems they haven't been moving much lately.
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washington is reeling after the sudden resignation of the cia director general david petraeus quit friday after announcing he had an extramarital affair. the fbi is investigating, and a u.s. official is saying suspicious e-mails have been found between him and this woman, paula broadwell, the woman who wrote his biography. >> governor chris christie said power is on the way today in most areas of new jersey. >> we backtracked slightly in our efforts to restore power due to the nor'easter. but after talking with the utilities last night and again this morning, my belief is that we'll have almost 100% restoration by saturday night. >> which is certainly great news for residents. the end may be near in the labor
dispute between american airlines and its pilots. now some 8,000 pilots will vote on the tentative agreement announced yesterday by the airlines. if approved, the deal could help american airlines in its efforts to emerge from bankruptcy. >> the marine corps isn't just observing veterans day this weekend. it's also celebrating a big birthday. today is the marine corps's 237th anniversary. a committee of the continental congress formed in the marines in 1779 to fight in the revolutionary war. after the headlines, these stories are trending now on cnn.com. it looks like post election fallout. murray energy, an ohio coal company says it's been forced to lay off 160 workers. now, it blames the bleak economic prospects facing the coal industry as the president heads into the second term. they include pending epa regulations and possibility of new taxes. murray energy is headed by a prominent mitt romney donor. >> los angeles lakers fans will not tolerate losing or so it
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efforts to avoid the economically devastating fiscal cliff. >> if we just go over the cliff and let the policies stay in effect, we're basically going to undo the recovery. neither party really wants to be blamed for that. >> reporter: the cliff amounts to $7 trillion in spending cuts and tax increases over the next decade. the threat of these painful cuts set to begin on january 1st is part of a deal congress and the president made last year to force them to agree on a long-term deficit reduction plan. >> unprecedented scenario that congress has basically put a gun to its own head and said if we don't act, we're going to shoot ourselves. >> so far, that long-term plan hasn't materialized. the biggest chunk of the cliff, the bush tax cuts. they're also a big sticking point. democrats insist cuts for families making $250,000 or more must end. >> we're serious about reducing the deficit. we have to combine spending cuts with revenue.
and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> republicans say that will hurt the economy. >> feeding the growth of government through higher tax rates won't help us solve the problem. >> but the speaker also signaled what could be an opening, saying raising more revenue is now on the table as long as it comes from tax reform and not higher rates. one thing that's clear, lawmakers want the president to be involved in any deal making. >> i think it's important for us to come to an agreement with the president, but this is his opportunity to lead. >> and taxes aren't the only hang up. congress also has to figure out how to reduce spending on entitlements like social security and medicare. the democrats' sacred cows. with the balance of power unchanged on capitol hill, finding that elusive common ground on these issues could be tough, both in the lame duck session and beyond. a short-term deal that postpones the cliff appears most likely.
>> athena jones joins us live from washington. how likely do you think it is with so little time left in the session. >> that's the big question, susan. there's not a lot of days left. as i said, most people seem to think there could be a short-term deal because there's so much that has to be done. maybe they can reach an agreement that extends some of these things in order to give them more breathing room to do the really hard work in 2013. you hear from speaker boehner saying 2013 will be the year we get the tough stuff done. tax reform and entitlement reform and making the cuts to the deficit. there are also people who think the democrats may take this to the very edge by sticking hard to their guns about raising taxes for the wealthier earners. so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out. i can tell you this coming friday, the president will meet at the white house with congressional leaders from both parties. that's where it's all beginning, susan. >> friday could be the big day.
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the red cross and other relief groups always show up to help after a natural disaster like superstorm sandy. but now we're seeing a rise in grassroots efforts to help out, to help the survivors. i'm talking about volunteers out of power and water themselves, but they have organized their own start-up groups to help those in need. michelle is a leader who is doing just that. good to talk to you. i'm glad you're safe. you're calling us from rockaway now. take us back to the night that sandy made landfall. how was that for you that night? >> the night of the storm? >> yes. >> it was a pretty intense night.
i was with a lot of friends and neighbors across the street from my house in a friend's apartment that is higher up. and we all just got together and stayed up all night and lit candles and tried to keep an eye on the storm, and until power went out with the phones, we were texting other friends up the street and trying to stay in touch and make sure that everyone we knew was safe. and you know, waited until the morning came, and then went outside to see what had happened to our neighborhood and the block and the boardwalk. and it was a pretty -- it was a pretty intense night, pretty intense night for sure. >> i have friends and family who live in new jersey, a part that was hit hard. they said to me, you really don't get the full magnitude or vision seeing it in pictures. it looks like a war zone when you're in the thick of it. is that what rockaway looks like now? >> right now, it's definitely
looking better. there are still a lot to be done. there's some long-term projects like the boardwalk which is gone, but we're still cleaning up. we're still cleaning out basements. >> the cleanup process is certainly a long one. michelle, you're doing so much to help victims there. tell us if officials are watching what you need there because as i understand it, you and other neighbors are really pitching in and helping. >> we're trying to do as much as we can, and in terms of getting supplies and sort of first response things do the neighborhood. but what we really need on a larger, bigger, more important scale is fema to come out here and help. a lot of people are hesitant to clear out their basements because of insurance purposes and a lot of people don't know what they're supposed to do in this situation.
and we've got some damage setting in because of water, some mold, and you know, we've got people with wet basements for now, going on almost two weeks. and so people are concerned about mold and long-term health rives and damage to their houses. and we need fema people to come out here to help assist in those situations. >> do you still have power? >> we also obviously needs lots and lots of supplies and everyday things, candles, flashlights, things to keep people warm at night, big blankets, cans of soup. >> are you frustrated that the power is not on? as i understand it, you still don't have power. the governor andrew cuomo is saying utility companies, you failed, and you will be held accountable. are you frustrated? you have to be with no power all this time. >> i'm frustrated, but at this point, we're just trying to figure out -- i mean, there's been some amazing people coming
out here with, you know, we have a solar generator today, and we've got all these people coming out with these amazing new products that are trying to help us get set up, solar stations and these solar backba home with you that give you light up to two hours. but it's very cold at night and people need to get their power back on. we have lots of elderly people and small children, and the winter out here, it's cold enough being by the water, and it's just been really hard. and the darkness certainly doesn't help. >> we do want you to know we're thinking about you and i know you have done so much to help your neighbors. it doesn't go unsaid, and i hope that andrew cuomo does more. it seems as if he is to get your power up and running. thanks for your time. >> thank you so much. you know, for some families, veterans day is intensely personal. parades and flag waving have their place, but nicky sees
veterans day through the eyes of her two young children who will never see their father. her tribute, keeping his memory alive. this is her story. >> all right, buddy. come here, get your gear on. get your helmet on, big guy. you've got a big game today, huh? first game he gets to watch. >> work hard, conor, work hard. >> it's a wonderful feeling to get to see conor on the lacrosse field. i'm sure his dad is very proud of him. >> i'm loving watching conor in the faceoff. scoop it out, scoop it out. lacrosse is something that we always just dreamed of watching our kids play. he really analyzes the game and he plays it well. which is just like his dad. he always dreamed of being a dad. that's kind of all he ever wanted to be. when i look at that picture, well, i see a good cadet. he was gone for about ten months
and was training the afghani national police. he came home for about two and a half weeks. that was the period, it was awesome. conor had changed so much so it was really cool to see his reaction to all of the new things that conor could do. he really, really, really loved his friends and family. he would do anything for them. even if that meant, you know, paying the ultimate sacrifice. once he was back and he was there for about four days, that's when he was killed by an ied. >> here, cooper. the kitty cat doesn't want to come inside. cooper, my little one, he's my miracle baby. where is daddy? he's in heaven. we wanted so badly to have another baby. are you going to wear daddy's hat? four days after i found out he
was killed is when i found out i was pregnant. let's see, does it fit? a little big. i try to keep his memory alive with everything i do, really. >> look how big you guys are smiling. >> i talk about him all the time. this is his belt. we have a room that's kind of dedicated to him. >> you see that thing hanging up on the wall? that's his saber. >> he told me before he deployed, if anything ever happened to him he would be okay because he had everything that he ever wanted in life. because he had conor. >> my daddy shows me how to make a line. >> working hard. >> conor, that was awesome, buddy. >> i know he would be really happy to be watching him. i'm going to raise his kids the way i promised him i would. >> and our thanks to nicky for
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don't you love that music? this year marks the 50th year of bond, james bond, and the new bond movie "skyfall" is out this weekend. now you can visit some 007 inspired get away spots. this is so exciting. i want to start with a place with ian fleming wrote the original james bond novels. the golden eye resort in jamaica. >> he wrote 14 novels there. it's on the north coast of jamaica. there's lots of water sports including jet skiing, kayaking. the food is fantastic. they have really good jamaican restaurants, and rooms start at $670 a night at the moment.
>> does it come with a briefcase in the room? >> it certainly does. >> want to go to another beach, miami. what is the connection between james bond and the fountain bleu? i have been there, by the way? >> right, a great resort. it's where he played gin rummy with gold finger. it's a really iconic resort. it is also where elvis and frank sinot autra hung out in the '60d it had a huge refurbishment in 2008. and rooms start at $229 a night. >> not so bad. now, we go across the globe to thailand. tell me about the six senses resort. >> it's close to where the man of the golden gun was filmed. really amazing scenery, gorgeous, gorgeous limestone cliffs and the resort is kind of rustic, villas have their own
private plunge pools. a great thai restaurant, and a water fall with scuba diving and snorkeling. that starts at $637 a night. snorkeling, starting at $670 a night, kind of pricey, but really great. >> wouldn't it be great if the music followed you around. if you had to pick one of the three, which would you choose? >> well, as i said, golden eye was one of my favorite places in the world. so i would love to go back there, in jamaica. >> kate maxwell, thank you, and for more information on travel tips, just visit jetsetter.com. and we'll show you how a song is helping to save children's lives. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] introducing yoplait greek 100.
in your head awhile. now the band is using music to save lives, they're partnering with "save the children," in remote parts of the world to get life saving care. they talked about the inspiration behind the song. >> the moment where we first heard the heartbeats of these kids was kind of staggering. we got approached by "save the children," they were desperately looking for a campaign song. we had been looking for three or four years for an organization to partner with. it was like how can you not get behind preventing kids from dying? they went into jungles of malawi and recorded the heartbeats of about two dozen kids, maybe
more, using believe it or not, an iphone app. it was an incredible moment to hear those heartbeats. we're looking for the perfect heartbeat, and we found one kid who -- we pulled up the song and then pulled up his heartbeat, and they were just going boom, boom, boom, ta da, and then the song starts. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we head about the campaign, listened to the heartbeats, started flipping through songs, came through this one little piece of song that we had. and all of us at the same time were like, this is the song. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> it is very much the same as "save the children campaign," so the second you interacted and
wanted to do something, i have been feeling better. it is a call to action, the lines, saying with you i feel again, and then the music, the music alone is almost the call to action, even beyond the lyrics, like it is so triumphant. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> with you ♪ ♪ ♪ i can feel ♪ ♪ >> if you buy the song, or on itunes, the money literally goes to these kids, and actually it saves lives. i thought about my own kid, about him having a fever or him being dehydrated. thinking like, what if my kid dies tonight? for us, it is a wake-up song. the whole idea that you actually can make a difference. these kids have a chance of
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com it is the top of the hour, and you are in the cnn news room, good to see you. we start with the latest information on the resignation of america's top spy. former cia director, david petraeus, who quit friday after announcing he had an extramarital affair. but it is a probe that is answering more questions. they have been investigating suspicious e-mails between broadwell and petraeus. she wrote his biography. the fbi looked to see if maybe petraeus's communications had been compromised, and said they had not been. that was the result of their investigation. well, petraeus has been
investigated, it is not clear if broadwell has been questioned. the tip about the affair led to the probe. now, so as the cia moves ahead without general petraeus at the helm, we learned more about the man and how he revealed the affair to his boss. >> reporter: well, susan, david petraeus sent this letter to the cia admitting he had the affair, and that he went to the white house on thursday and asked president obama to accept his resignation. on friday, during a phone call, the president did accept the resignation, effectively just shaking up the national security team just days after the election. by the time david petraeus got his first real taste of combat, he was a fifty-year-old major general. in 2003, he commanded the 101st
airborne. it was in iraq, where he said tell me how this ends, suggesting trouble the u.s. would have in years to come. there he gave the game, kind david, sometimes by those who labelled him a celebrity general. in 2007, they appointed him to leave all troops in iraq. he reportedly re-wrote the field manual, and his documents became known as the "petraeus document." he was brought back when general stanley mccrystal was fired for comments about "the rolling stone," petraeus was again tapped. >> it has been the greatest honors to serve here. >> reporter: but because of his name recognition by the american people, some wondered if he had political ambitions, and would appear on the presidential
ticket, but he knocked down those rumors. at his senate confirmation to head the cia, the president admitted petraeus decided to withdraw thousands of troops out of afghanistan, significantly faster than petraeus wanted. >> the ultimate decision was a more aggressive formulation, if you will, in terms of the timeline than what we had recommended. >> reporter: petraeus's wife, holly, sat behind him during that testimony, and petraeus publicly praised her. >> she is a symbol of the strength and dedication of families around the globe who waited at home while their loved ones were in critical areas such as iraq and afghanistan. she has hung tough while i have been there for five years. >> senator diane feinstein
called the resignation tragic. we're told that the president was opposed to accepting petraeus's resignation, but operation insisted it was something he had to do. >> chris lawrence, thank you so much for that report. here is a question, who is counting? well, florida has been counting votes more than any other state again, four days after the hotly contested battle, president obama is projected to be the winner in that state. with some ballots still to be counted, the president's edge is less than a percentage of the total. and capitol hill is still divided with a few races still too close to call. the republicans will hold the edge in the house, with democrats having a nine-seat edge. now to the recovery from the devastating superstorm sandy. hundreds of thousands of people in new york and new jersey are still struggling with no power, nearly two weeks after the
storm. but today, some relief for new jersey. governor chris christie says he expects most of the state's power to be back on tonight. much needed relief there. meanwhile, fema says nearly $400 million in aid have been approved for new jersey, new york and connecticut. now, if you can imagine what it feels like to be out of power for two weeks, then you can understand the frustration and rage people feel. people in queens are demanding to know why there is a hold-up. anger, frustration and despair as people demand to know why their neighborhood is still dark, more than ten days after superstorm sandy hit this community. >> i can't get light on for my kids, can't get heat, power, garbage pickup, nothing. >> reporter: workers from the long island power authority, known as lipa, still can't get
the electricity back. new york's governor has threatened to pull the company's operating license. >> we paid them and we gave them a franchise because they represented themselves as experts at doing this. and they failed. >> reporter: at the mt. carmel baptist church next to a housing complex, volunteers worked hard to serve hot meals and keep up morale. many left before sunset. the trains still are not running this far out. one woman said it feels like martial law here with people bolted inside their homes after dark. >> it is difficult, usually you try to get in before the sun goes down. >> reporter: kenneth gonzales, a registered nurse, is now crammed in his living room, one he shares with three other people. >> somebody comes in here to take the guns, with little ones, what am i supposed to do?
they just forgot about us. >> and our thanks to deborah for that. help for superstorm sandy victims is coming to them from people who can relate the most. the survivors of hurricane katrina, this morning, the amtrak train made its way from slidell. the train brought emergency supplies, including clothes, batteries, diapers, to new jersey hurricane survivors, much needed. just 15 years old, and she has inspired the world. we will have the latest on the young woman from pakistan whose efforts moved the u.n. to declare a global action day in her honor.
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fifteen-year-old girl to have the united nations name a day after her. well, malala yousufzai has done just that. she is the pakistani teen targeted by the taliban for helping girls get an education. today, two million people are around the world trying to help continue her fight as she continues to heal. how is the brave teen doing today? here is cnn's dan rivers. >> reporter: it is staggering to see malala yousufzai out of bed with her father looking through some of the thousands of get well cards she has received. it is exactly a month since she was shot at point-blank range by taliban gunmen for her campaign for girls' education pakistan. despite the bullet that went through her head and neck, she is able to talk. doctors in britain are still
assessing the brain damage, her only visitors so far have been her family. >> i am very thankful to all the people who wished her well, who strongly -- condemned the assassination attempt. and who support peace, education, freedom of thought and freedom of expression. >> reporter: the cards have come from all over the world, this one from burma, some are signed by entire households, some by entire offices. her story has touched people around the world. and there is now an internet campaign for malala to win the nobel prize prize. she has yet to have surgery on her skull, but judging by these pictures she is in very good hands, surprising everybody by
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an entirely new pursuit. . a burglar, allegedly breaks into an elderly man's home and shoots him. now the burglar is suing the homeowner for returning gunfire. our legal guys, avery and richard, what do you think, guys? >> well, look, you couldn't hire screen writers for this, is this your stand your ground. >> susan, we have seen crazy results in california. there is a rebuttable presumption, one shoot, two, this case could go to the jury. [ male announcer ] break the grip of aches or arthritis pain
man retaliated after he was shot in the face after a burglary, now get this, they are suing him after he returned fire. richard herman and new york criminal defense attorney law professor joins us from las vegas, richard, i'll start with you on this. what do you say to this? it is unbelievable. >> it is unbelievable, for 200, $300, anybody can file a lawsuit. and we see it every year, unbelievable cases, ninety-year-old man has his house broken into, gets tied up. the burglar is stealing in front of him, he breaks free, there is a shootout. he ends up shooting him three times. the assailant here gets convicted. prison term and sues because he was shot. >> yeah. >> believe it or not, believe it
or not, susan, there is a claim here. there is a claim because there is a rebuttable presumption, there is a rebuttable presumption in the state of california, castle law, that says you have to be under imminent fear of death and bodily harm. one shot, you subdue the guy, it is over, but two, i don't know, a jury may be interested. >> avery, this is a world war ii vet, ninety years old, he had a gun hidden if somebody broke in. this guy is fearful of his life, i mean, does he have a case? the guy said it broke up his marriage, caused financial ruin, i mean, you broke into somebody's house. >> can you believe that? i mean the burglar is claiming because the homeowner shot him -- he lost his house. listen, the bad guy here is sam
cuchafelli, a prior felon, the owner says hey, man, i have to go in the bathroom. and goes in the bathroom, and like a godfather movie, reaches in, pulls his gun out and shoots the burglar, let me tell you, his case is going nowhere, no judge, jury, much less in california is ever going to buy this. this is "stand your ground" upside down, going nowhere. >> and richard, could the judge in a sense say not only is it not going nowhere, but because it is a frivolous lawsuit, charge him with anything? >> anybody can be charged with cost and sanctions if this is a frivolous lawsuit, but this may not be frivolous. the person said after i was shot and down, i pleaded with him, don't shoot me, just call the police. don't shoot me. and he got shot two more times. if the jury believes that, that is a question of fact.
it goes to the jury, you don't know, hey, it is california, avery. >> no, i don't know, there is no chance in the world. >> you know what, you don't mess with a ninety world war ii veteran, and break into his house, avery, richard, thank you, appreciate it. always entertaining, don't forget, you can catch the legal guys at 4:00 eastern, right here on cnn. and so how many people do we know who has been a victim of gun violence, unfortunately, many children, especially true in philadelphia. but an educator in a trauma system is doing more to prevent more kids from becoming victims. >> welcome, i work with gunshot patients, how many of you know somebody who has been shot? >> reporter: philadelphia educator, charles, has been on a
mission, they co-founded the cradle to grave gun violence program in the city of brotherly love. the program brings local high school students inside the temple trauma center to re-live the life of a teen, involved in gun violence. >> that man stood over him and fired ten more shots into him. >> you know, gun violence can kill. i think it is really our responsibility to prevent these kids from coming in. >> reporter: among america's largest cities, philadelphia is among the worst, with african-americans making up 50% of the victims. >> statistics show as a young black man you have a greater chance of being shot in philadelphia than if you were a soldier in the conflicts in iraq or afghanistan. that is absurd to me.
>> reporter: since 2006, many students have come through the cradle to grave program. >> i want to be something, that my mom wants me to be. >> we want to really teach them the preciousness of life. that in an instant, your life to be changed forever. >> reporter: change they want for the better. cnn, philadelphia. who is black in america? is being black determined by the color of your skin, by society, or something else? our soledad o'brien will examine questions about race and who is black in america, premiering sunday, 11:00 eastern time, only on cnn. he led a group that spent millions to re-take the white house and the senate. coming up, why republicans may think twice before taking karl rove's advice in the future. that is what is trending. what if there was a new way to deal with money
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this is cnn breaking news. breaking news, we want to tell you about out of britain, the bbc's newly appointed director who was facing pressure to still down after being humiliated last night, yes, he is going to step down. again, he is stepping down. bbc director general. we are getting new information on the resignation of america's top spy, david petraeus, who quit as cia director after admitting to an extramarital affair. the fbi is investigating. and the u.s. official says the suspicious e-mails have been found now between the general and this woman, paula broadwell.
she wrote his biography. now, some members of congress wanted to know why they were not informed until just before the news broke. and the labor dispute between american airlines and its pilots. now, a tentative agreement broke, if approved it could help the airlines come out of bankruptcy. after the headlines, these stories trending on line right now as we speak. republican strategist karl rove's crystal ball showed a big crack on election night, you could say. he predicted a big night, even saying they had picked up seats in the democratic-controlled senate. it was all part of his billion dollar plan to unseat president obama. neither happened, of course, and rove is now the party scapegoat. and centered on a $100
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