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in just hours, republicans running for president face-off in the first debate of the primary season. new information about the last-minute preparations and possible surprises on the way. part of missing malaysia airline mh-370 found. officials confirming the jet wing washed ashore in the indian ocean is that. and a man armed with a pellet gun and hatchet goes
after audience members. that's ahead. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. >> i'm christine romans. it is thursday, august 6th, 2015. candidates are preparing for the republican debate in cleveland, ohio. a smaller debate set for 5:00 p.m. for the ones who did to the make the premiere event. let's go to dana bash for the latest in cleveland. >> reporter: john and christine, the locals here call it the q, behind me. it is the arena where lebron james plays basketball. it is the arena where the first republican debate takes place. it is nothing we have ever seen. we have never seen a billionaire star at center stage. the candidates have been in
town. they have been prepping and have been going over policies and going over one liners trying to figure out how to break through because even though only 10 of the 17 are on the main debate stage, it is still hard to get your message across when you are one of ten, especially on the outside flanks. some of those campaigns, sources inside have been telling me they will try to maybe seize on the kind of thing that donald trump has done well. the outsider status. one campaign aide will make the point he is an outsider and he will add up the number of years that everybody else on the stage has been in elected office. that is the thing that nobody wants to hear about if you are really pushing for an outsider and non politician like donald trump. unclear how much that is going to be able to kind of carry the day when you have again so many
candidates and you have the trump factor and the bush factor. donald trump might be the most entertaining, jeb bush has the most to lose. he still has the $100 million plus in the account that major donors gave him from all over the country. he has to prove their investment is worth it. this is a big setting including the stumbling just this week. the idea is he will have to show he has shaken off the cob webs. that is just the tip of the iceberg we are looking for today. it will be a fun evening. john and christine. >> dana bash, thank you. the first earning report for jeb bush that $100 million is worth it. we have details on how fox news plans to run the debate. the arena holds 20,000 people.
there will be 4,500 people in the audience. the candidates will not have opening statements. candidates called out by name get 30 seconds for rebuttal. actual non fox humans get to submit questions through facebook. the new york times reports t repaired. half will be asked. from candidates who run over time, fox news is considering asking the 24-second shot clock buzzer. a private conversation between donald trump and bill clinton as the billionaire decided to run for president. an aide to cnn confirmed donald trump's calls late in may. the aide said the 2016 race was not discussed. an unidentified trump ally told the post he did discuss an
interest and clinton responded by analyzing trump's prospects. interesting. >> the reason this is interesting is because there are a lot of people on the right saying donald trump is not one of us. he has given money to republicans. he invited the clintons to his 2005 third wedding. there are pictures of clinton laughing it up at his wedding. anyone on earth can call bill clinton for advice. atilla the hun could call and get advice. i expect you will hear more about this in the days. >> as far as i know, atilla the hun is out of the race. >> he has not filed yet. according to the prime minister of malaysia, a wing part was found on reunion island and it did come from the missing jetliner.
physical proof says it came from the indian ocean. other investigators are not so fast to agree. they want more tests to confirm on the flaperon as to why the flight ended. saima moshin is live with more for us. >> reporter: good morning, john. there was a positive and emphatic statement from the prime minister. it caught us unaware as we waited for the french prosecutor. he stepped in to announce he believes it conclusively decided at the laboratory yesterday that investigators found that was a part from mh-370. the french prosecutor on the other hand used much more cautious language. i want to point out although this despaisparity has led to a of confusion of the family
members and among them raising more questions and less closure for them, this could be leg legalese. this is the french prosecutor dealing with the manslaughter case. not deeply hurt by the plane's disappearance. that could account for that. it doesn't help the families. there are more tests as you rightly say to be carried out today. the in depth tests. they did not go into detail, john, what about tests were conducted. they told us how they identified or strongly supposed as the french prosecutor put it that the flaperon is mh-370. boeing said it was a 777. there were technical specifications that mh-370 was operating on. that can be something as the paint on that particular plane, but he did not go into detail. the tests today are likely to be
more in depth. x-rays and 3-d imagery. we don't know if they will pull the piece apart. those are the procedures they continue with. that will hopefully lead us to the story of how did that plane go down in the indian ocean and more to link it to flight mh-370. >> saima in france where the tests continue. thank you. >> for the family members who lost loved ones on the flight, this brings little comfort. one woman says it is just a flaperon. it doesn't say anything. those others still in mourning 550 days after mh-370 vanished. let's bring in andrew stevens in kuala lumpur. good morning, andrew. >> reporter: good morning, christine. a lot of anger and disappoi disappointment and sadness. this has been a theme pretty
much over the past 550 days from when the plane disappeared to the malaysian prime minister yesterday. the fact they do not believe what has been coming out from the malaysian authorities. they say they are hiding the truth and the truth needs to be told. listen to a couple of chinese family members said in response to the announcement from the malaysian prime minister at 1:45 a.m. listen to the chinese reaction. >> translator: i am suspicious of malaysia airline because they have a track record of going back and forth of what they say of being true and not true. what i hope right now is for the chinese officials to give me a confirmed answer. >> translator: i don't believe it. i'm furious and i think this announcement is very irresponsible. >> reporter: that's what you
hear a lot from the chinese. they do want real answers. interestingly, christine, here in kuala lumpur, the families that i have spoken to say they are asking the question why did the malaysian government make the statement when there seems to be a little bit of daylight between what the malaysians are saying and the french judiciary. the families i speak to say it is real disappointing. why couldn't they wait for a couple of days so everybody is actually confirmed? i should add the press release from the malaysians did clearly say the french agreed, the australians agreed and everyone on the investigation team did agree it was from mh-370. the french have stepped back a bit. also, if it is true, christine, finally, they say it is not the closure they need. they are still going to be holding out some hope. they still need more.
>> certainly we hope these lab tests continue, they will get some more answers. andrew stevens, thank you. search crews combing the ocean floor and looking for the rest of mh-370. we are live with that part of the story in ten minutes. a wave of reaction after president obama made a case for passing the deal with iran. the president called next month's vote the most consequence foreign policy since the invasion of 2003. he claims a no vote would lead to war. >> we have to be honest. congressional rejection of the deal leaves any u.s. administration that is absolutely committed to preventing iran from getting a nuclear weapon with one option. another war in the middle east. >> congress is scheduled to vote
in mid-september. the united states has launched the first air strike against isis in syria. originating from turkey. the pentagon confirms a drone attack hit an isis target on tuesday originated from the air base in southern turkey. a sign of deepening cooperation with the countries in the war against isis. turkey is allowing the u.s. to set up a training site on its soil to build up a new force of syrian rebels. the irs was delinquent in the tea party groups seeking non-profit status. a move that led to scrutiny. that is the conclusion of the bipartisan senate report. republicans and democrats still disagree if the obama administration had their only political views. time for an early start on your money. yesterday, the dow closed slightly lower.
dragged down by media stocks. disney shares plunged 9.2%. the stock has had a really strong year. one of the best in the dow. wall street is worried about cord cutting. that triggered a selloff for media stocks. time warner fell 9%. viacom fell 7.5%. two others reported strong earnings after the bell. shares are still down before the bell. all of these companies rely heavily on fees from cable subscribe subscribers. >> i worked at both disney and time warner. so my 401(k) not so great. a hatchet-wielding attacker targets an awudience in a movie theater. information about his mental health is next.
movie goers by a man with a hatchet. we have the 911 calls released overnight. >> in the movie theater a minute or two ago. this shady looking guy with two bags and he walked to the back of the theater. he pulled out a hatchet and attacked a family. >> police say 29-year-old vincente montano had been committed to a mental institution many times. a missing persons report says he suffers from skichizophrenischi. one movie goer identified as "steven" expressed relief. >> i'm eternally grateful, excuse me, for metro police
department and their fast response today and the fact that no one else got injured other than the person who did this. i would ask anyone to pray for his family because he obviously has some mental problems or something else. my family does not want any kind of 15 minutes of fame. we were not looking for any of this. we did nothing to bring this upon ourselves. i'm very, very grateful that no one else got injured here today other than the person who perpetrated this. >> how terrifying. again, these people are lucky. the weapon that montano wielded which looked real was an airsoft gun. his backpack which was destroyed by the bomb squad turned out to contain fake explosives. new information on the new york prison escapee on the loose for three weeks until agents shot and killed him on june 26th. toxicology reports show richard matt's alcohol level was double the limit for driving when he died. state police say an autopsy
determined that matt died of brain injuries due to gunshot wounds to the head. the other is in solitary confinement. and the death toll is rising in the outbreak of legionnaires disease in new york. all of the victims were older and had other medical issues. another 11 cases have been reported. the outbreak traced to cooling towers in the south bronx. new legal trouble for bill cosby. the comedian ordered to give a sworn deposition to lawyers for judy huth. she claims he sexually abused her in 1974. this is one of several stems from accusations. the deposition is expected to happen in october. jon stewart's run with "the daily show" is almost over.
last night, he joked about eviscerating isis and fox news and wall street. his routine included a clip of "early start" questifeaturing christine romans. how do you like that? he includes christine romans as one of his final guests. >> can you tell you how many people e-mailed me? the guy has a lot of reach. >> almost as much as "early start." >> that was the clip is what everyone noticed. >> you are an influencer. jon stewart says the world is worse than when he started 16 years ago. he does say one thing did change for the better. the new york mets are actually in first place in the national league east. >> i wonder who at other media homes will try to get him. >> i don't know. >> we'll see. will he retire?
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prime minister's declaration that the flaperon came from mh-370. 2,300 miles east of the island on the australian coast, the search goes on. joining us for the latest on the search is cnn's anna coren. >> reporter: good morning, christine. this makes it more crucial to find the wreckage and black boxes. the flaperon discovery confirms they are looking in the right place in the southern indian ocean. the priority zone off the coast of australia is 20,000 square miles. we know this is a slow and meticulous process. the reason being is the rough weather and also the terrain. the under water terrain.
we are talking about depths of 2.5 miles. mountains, valleys, gorges underneath the ocean. that is why it is taking such a long time. as for expanding this priority search zone, no authorities have said that. as we know, australia is leading the search, but as we heard from the australian prime minister tony abbott earlier today, he believes that they owe it to the families, the 239 people on board, to keep searching for the wreckage. take a listen. >> we owe it to the hundreds of millions of people who use our skies. we owe it to the 24 million australians who use our skies. we owe it to them to ensure their travel is as safe as it possibly can be to try to get to the bottom of this terrible mystery. that's why the search must go on.
>> reporter: one of the greatest aviation mysteries of all time. christine, as we know, until they retrieve the black boxes, they will not have the answers the families so desperately are craving. >> an important development, but so much more needs to be done. anna, thank you for that. in just a few hours, republicans running for president will be on the stage. >> that's happening tonight? >> look at that. they will be looking at each other. the first primary debate of the season. who will win? we'll tell you next. female announcer: you're on the right track to save big
republicans running for president getting ready for the first debate of the primary season taking the stage in hours. and malaysian officials say the wreckage washed ashore in the indian ocean is from mh-370. live team coverage breaking down all of the angles ahead. new information about this man who attacked a movie theater audience armed with a pellet gun and hatchet. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm john berman. 31 minutes past the hour. it is here. debate day in america. the long national nightmare is over and we get to celebrate with donald trump. ten candidates, including the former new jersey generals owner. they face-off in cleveland at
7:00 p.m. others are on the card at 5:00 p.m. for the latest we can expect, let's bring in cnn's dana bash in cleveland. >> reporter: john and christine, i know you are sports fans. you recognize what is behind me. the locals here call it the q. it is the arena where lebron james plays basketball. it is the arena where the first republican debate is going to take place. it is going to be like nothing we have ever seen when it comes to political debates. we have never seen a billionaire reality tv star at center stage which is what tonight is all about. the candidates have been in town and prepping and have been going over their policies and going over their one liners and zingers and trying to figure out how to break through because even though only 10 of the 17 are on the main debate stage primetime, it is hard to get your message across when you are one of ten. especially if you are on the outside flank. some of the campaign sources
inside have been telling me they will try to seize on the kind of thing donald trump has done very well. the outsider status. even one candidate's aide who is a senator, told me he will make a point he is an outsider because he hasn't been there that long and he will add up the years everybody has been in elected office on stage. because that is the thing nobody wants to hear about if you are pushing for an outsider or politician like donald trump. unclear how that will carry the day when you have so many candidates and you have the trump factor and the bush factor. donald trump might be the most entertaining and jeb bush has the most to lose. $100 million in his account. the major donors gave him from all over the country. he that's prove their investment is worth it. this is a big setting to do that. especially given the fact he has
had stumbles this week. the idea is he will have to show he has shaken off the cob webs for being out of the game for ten years and he has the fire in the belly which people are saying they are not sure he still has. that is the tip of the iceberg. it is going to be a fun evening. john and christine. >> dana, fun. it will be a fun evening. details this morning about how fox news plans to run the debate. the arena holds 20,000 people, but there will only be 4,500 people in the audience. to save time, no opening statements and the host will dive into questions with candidates giving one-minute answers. candidates called out by name gets 30 seconds to rebut. there will be questions submitted through facebook. about 100 questions have been prepared. half of which will be asked.
that's going to be tough with so many candidates. for candidates who run over time, fox news is considering replacing the desk bell ding sound with the cavaliers shot clock buzzer. >> they should do the three point thing as well. some clinton/trump intrigue. word of a private conversation with donald trump and bill clinton just before trump announced he is running for president. the aide confirmed that the former returned the trump call in late may. said the race was not discussed, but an ally told the post that the mogul discussed an interest in the run for the white house and clinton responded. trump's team declined to comment. his opponents are starting to make hay that trump has ties to the clintons. the clintons went to trump's
third wedding. he has donated to many causes. >> didn't he say the economy does better. >> he did. taxing those who make more than $10 million a year. >> i wonder if that will come up tonight. a break through in the flight for mh-370. according to the prime minister of malaysia, the wing part did come from the jetliner. physical proof that flight 370 ended in the indian ocean. cnn's saima moshin is live at the french laboratory. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine. investigators have arrived again. you see the black cars in the distance behind me there inside the laboratory running a second day of tests. there is a disparity between the
prime minister of malaysia, razak. he is stating that the flaperon belongs to mh-370. so some of that could be the difference between legalese and the prime minister of the nation. one of the investigators involved is from the australian safety transportation board. we spoke to warren trust, the deputy prime minister of australia. here is what he had to say. >> we know for certain it comes from the boeing 777. that this part does not fit any other aircraft. we are aware the manufacture te time is about consistent when the aircraft operating mh-370 was actually constructed.
of course, there are still i's not dotted and t's not crossed. they are now satisfied that the body of evidence is sufficient to say this is wreckage from mh-370. >> reporter: sufficient, christine, to say they are searching in the right place. of course, australia leading the search for flight 370 in the southern indian ocean. they are saying their drift analysis says where the drift piece turned up, if you trace it back, they are searching in the right place. more tests to come from the laboratory. they have gone inside there and they will do sonograms and x-rays and taking it apart and piece together more information, not just to say more about the
fact they know it belongs to mh-370, but also perhaps how the plane went down into the southern indian ocean. more details to come. it may take longer in the days and weeks ahead. >> saima, thank you for us in toulouse, france. for those who lost loved ones on flight 370, this brings little comfort. one said it is just a flaperon. it doesn't prove anything. that echoed by other family members 515 days after the flight vanished. let's bring in cnn's andrew stevens. good morning, andrew. >> reporter: good morning, john. certainly the relatives of those on board the flight, the chinese nationals, 153 chinese nationals on board. many relatives in beijing refusing to believe this. and they are stating the difference between what the
malaysians have been saying and the french prosecutor has been saying. take a listen to what some of the family members have been telling the media. >> translator: i am suspicious of malaysia airline words because in the past, they have a track record of going back and forth of what they say of being true and not true. what i hope right now is for the chinese officials to give me a confirmed answer. >> translator: i don't believe it. i'm furious and i think this is announcement is very irresponsible. >> reporter: so you are hearing from the chinese saying they don't believe it. certainly that gentleman has been right. there have been many twists and turns since the flight d disappeared 515 days there. there is room for suspicion. in kuala lumpur, john, there is more a sense of why did the malaysian prime minister feel he had to make the statement so
early? prematurely, some are saying. why couldn't they wait another day or two days or a week so they could without doubt say this is part of 370? and talking to some of the family members here, real disappointment. john, the others saying if it is mh-370, it doesn't allow us to move on. we still need to see, at least the main part of the plane. we need to find out what happened and what happened to their loved ones before they can truly start to move on. they are still very disappointed. some are still angry at the malaysians for how they handled this stage. they say they didn't get any earlier prior warning they would make the announcement. they did not get personal prior warning. they say it is all part of a bigger pattern they they did not get the information they need. >> i think the rift between the
two will ever heal. today is august 6th. the important anniversary 70 years since the u.s. dropped the an atomic bomb on heiroshima. shinzo abe was on the river nearby for the ceremony. many thousands disappeared. long term effects pushed the death toll to 200,000. the bombing in a second at nagasaki three days later came just before the end of world war ii. really important. i was just there two weeks ago at the peace park. they were preparing for this celebration. in japan, this is still very real and they still talk about it. they still remember. >> they also look forward. they would like to see a nuclear free world. they feel those are moments
hatchet and pepper spray and pellet gun. listen to the 911 calls released overnight. >> saw a man in the movie theater a minute or two ago. this guy, this shady looking guy stood up and walked to the back of the theater and pulled out a hatchet and started attacking a family and pulled out a gun. we ran out of the theater. >> police say 29-year-old vincente montano had been in a mental institution several times. the only injuries reported by theater patrons were irritation from the pepper spray. one movie goer "steven" expressed his relief.
>> i'm grateful for the metro response department for their fast response today and no one else got injured other than the person who did this. i would ask anyone to pray for his family because he obviously has mental problems or something else. my family does not want any kind of 15 minutes of fame. we were not looking for any of this. we did nothing to bring this upon ourselves. i'm very, very grateful that no one else got injured here today other than the person who perpetrated this. >> police say the weapon he used was an airsoft gun. his backpack turned out to contain fake explosives. again and again, you heard from bystanders there and people in the theater and officials. thank god he did not have a high powered weapon. they were either fake or not enough to take out a lot of people. terrifying. all right.
examination of the wing component discovered on reunion island. 2,300 miles to the east in the southern indian ocean off the australian coast, the under water search for the doomed airliner goes on. does it go on as before or does the discovery of the flaperon change things? joining us with more on the search is cnn's anna coren. >> reporter: it made authorities more determined to keep searching for the main wreckage of mh-370 which will hold the crucial black boxes and what went wrong to the passenger plane traveling with 239 people on board. i believe it made officials confident they are looking in the right area in the southern indian ocean off the coast of
western australia in the priority search area. they have 46,000 square miles they have been combing. so far, they are through half of it. we have to remember, this is very challenging terrain. hence the process is very slow and meticulous. the weather has been extreme and under water, the conditions just as difficult. we are talking about depths of 2.5 miles and under water mountains and valleys and troughs. it is a difficult process for the searchers. they are more than determined more than ever now they have found this piece of wing, the flaperon, which has been confirmed to be linked to mh-370. and, you know, they feel they owe it to the families of the 239 people on board. that was reiterated by prime minister tony abbott. his country leading the search.
good morning. i'm christine romans. let's get an early start on your money. stock futures not doing much yet. stock shares are down 30% before the open. the company plans to layoff 300 workers because people are not buying the instant coffee machines. fit bit reporting the quarterly results are strong. it wasn't enough to keep investors happy. it just got easier to get a big home loan. chase is easing the loans. now potential buyers only need a credit score of 680 and 15% down payment to qualify for a maximum
$3 million loan. jumbo loans recovered well. chase is hoping to attract more borrowers. this is not a return to the practices. mortgage lending is tight keeping first time buyers out of the market. when you talk about jumbo loans, you talk about the bay area and tri-state area on the east coast and other parts of the country. jumbo loans are what you need to get in as a first time home buyer. >> big money. "early start" continues rights now. in just hours, republicans running for president face-off in the first debate of the primary season. new information about their last-minute preparations and possible surprises. and according to the malaysian leader, part of the missing malaysia airline 370 was found. malaysian officials say the wreckage washed ashore belongs to the missing jetliner. others not so fast