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clinton's e-mails flagged for secrets. did the former secretary of state have classified information. new developments. donald trump's immigration plan dividing people running for president igniting a new debate. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. it is tuesday, august 15th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. john berman is off this morning. breaking news out of thailand. police have a suspect in monday's deadly body attack. this is your first look at him. officials say he is seen on closed circuit tv. they cannot confirm his identity just yet. he's seen in a yellow shirt, jeans, glasses carrying a backpack. they look back at footage to see if they spot anything suspicious. there is devastation following the blast, a blast that killed 22 people. hundreds dr more than 100 others hurt. the pipe bomb targeted a hindu sh run.
the explosion shattering windows and creating panics in the streets. we're looking at frightening video captured of the bomb at the time of the blast. with explosions jarring people on the street and the area and those who rushed to respond, listen to one paramedic. >> the people that seemed to survive were the ones that ended up underneath the dead people. so i'm guessing that the person in front of the blast took the blast and the person behind was somehow saved. and so we've had to remove dead bodies from the living people underneath. i've never seen injuries this bast before. i've been to a few bomb blasts before. this bomb was, i don't know the
word, vicious and obviously designed to cause maximum damage. >> cnn's asia pacific editor andrew stevens with the latest developments in bangkok. >> reporter: christine, police are looking for the man who is responsible for this. it was designed to cause maximum damage and maximum loss. a man in a yellow shirt and glasses was seen carrying a dark backpack very close to where the shrine is located in downtown bangkok. he was later seen leaving that same area without the backpack. police say they can't from the pictures of the at this stage identify his nationality. they don't know whether he's thai. they don't know whether he is a foreign national. meanwhile, also getting reports of a second explosion, much smaller explosion at a pier on the river here in bangkok close to an area which has five star
hotels. no injuries there. police are at the scene at the moment. but this investigation is covering a lot of angles. they've been at the site combing the area. they're looking through cctv going back days just to see if they can establish anything unusual at that shrine. and also there are still many, many injured in hospital. the list of nationalities who died on that blast include chinese, thai obviously, malaysians, hong kong and singaporeans. several theories of who could be behind this. at the moment nothing has been proven. there is no clear indication of which lead the police are most favoring at this stage. christine? >> andrew stevens in bangkok following this story. new fallout this morning over hillary clinton's e-mails. intelligence officials recommending 305 e-mails from
her private server be reviewed. officials looking for classified information sent to be received. clinton has long since assured the public that never happened. only 20% has been sampled. how much worse could this get for her. cnn's pamela brown with more. >> reporter: good morning, christine. 305 documents from hillary clinton's private server have been referred to various intelligence agencies for consultation to determine whether the contents are classified. that's according to a court filing from the state department. this is after reviewers from five different agencies joined the process of looking at clinton's e-mails and the court filing says, quote, out of a sampling of 20% of clinton e-mails, the intelligence community have only recommended 305 documents, approximately 5.1% referral for their agencies. this filing is an update for a federal judge on review efforts to a federal judge on a freedom
of information lawsuit. these federal agencies will have to determine whether or not there is classified information in these documents and whether or not these documents should be released to the public as part of this lawsuit. and hillary clinton, as we have heard, repeatedly had denied sending or receiving information marked as classified through her personal server. it's unknown at this point if any of the 305 flagged e-mails contain classified information but this does come at the time the vie is look at her server. will vice president joe biden run for president? some calls grow louder for him to enter the race but it's crickets from the white house. they say sport inside the white house is limited. many are heavily invested in the campaign. there's also a concern a biden
run would put the president in an impossible spot having to choose between supporting biden or hillary clinton. donald trump didn't get picked to serve on a jury in new york city. now he's back to pushing his policy on immigration. some pounce on it and say it's unworkable. would it ever have a chance in congress? >> reporter: good morning, christine. back to the campaign trail for donald trump. he was not picked for jury duty. after spending several hours he was not selected, he'll be back out campaigning. his immigration plan is one of the policies he's working on. it's drawing criticism from his republican rivals. >> i appreciate the fact that mr. trump has a plan, if that's what iut i think whpl if that's the better approach is to deal with the 11 million people here illegally in a way that is
realistic. >> donald trump's eight page plan is absolute gibberish. it is unworkable. mitt romney said his biggest mistake is a candidate for president is embracing self-deportation. donald trump's plan is force deportation. it's not going to work. it is unworkable. >> reporter: all of the controversy or most of it centers around the so-called birth right provision. it allows u.s. citizens if you were born here the right to citizenship. donald trump wants to do away with that. that takts a lot of work. it would take a 2/3 vote here and a ratification rft government. he'll be selling that on the road as the week continues. they're all gearing up towards the next presidential debate in september in california. >> all right. now trump rivals are touting
similar aspects of their own proposals. scott walker says he supports ending birth right citizenship. he's also in favor, excuse me, of the wall and amnesty. lindsey graham says the policy needs to be change. he has said he would consider a constitutional amendment. rick santorum has said birth right citizenship should end as part of comprehensive reform. with congress in recess, they're wasting no time to target funding for planned parenthood. all of this follows hidden camera videos claiming to show planned parenthood profiting from feet tall tissue sales. that's a charge planned parenthood dyes. a hack of the i.r.s. three times bigger than reported. 334,000 taxpayer accounts
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the worst fears confirmed. the bodies of all 54 passengers and crew located. it was found in a mountainous location of the region. the black box in the hand of investigators. they're now going to get into the recovery pro. now they're fatesing problems with the weather. kathy novak is on the phone with us. good morning, kathy. >> reporter: good morning, christine. tragic confirmation for the families of the 54 people on board including five children that as they suspected, there were no survivors. all the bodies have been located but they are facing the same problems that they have had for the past few days, and that is that there is bad weather and very difficult terrain. so now they cannot get this the bodies from the crash site. it seems like another night is going to go by before teams can continue their operation to get these bodies back to the
airport, get them identified and back to their families. as you mentioned, they also retrieved the black box. there was no distress signal so a lot of questions about what actually happened here, if this might have been due to a mechanical problem, bad weather, treacherous terrain that we're talking about. all questions that need to be answered but all questions that once again may have to wait until tomorrow. christine. >> so interesting how air travel has become so popular in that part of the world. when you look at the tow bog po, this is how people get around. this airline was not allowed to fly in europe because of the safety record. >> reporter: one of the many airlines that cannot fly to europe because of safety concerns or oversight concerns. a growing market is expected to triple in the next couple of decades. this particular airline was selling tickets for as low as $60. people are starting to be able to afford that more and more and more people are traveling. but as they do, all of these
questions come up about whether it is safe. in the past year, even less. you've seen three major crashes. in december more than 160 people died in the air asia crash. as recently as june more than 130 people died when a military plane went down carrying civilians and killing people on the ground and now confirmation that 54 people on this passenger flight on the short domestic flied also perished. kathy novak, thank you for that this morning. back here, the e.p.a. set to propose the first ever federal regulations aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and natural gas drilling. they want a dramatic reduction, 40 to 45% over the next decade. the move by the epa part of the pre president's climate change agenda. they want to cut carbon emissions by 32%. shell oil getting the green light by the federal government
to drill in the ocean. they're getting a permit to drill into the ocean floor after they brought in equipment to prevent a possible blowout. this is the first time in 20 years shell can conduct this drilling. the pentagon is deploying soldiers to help fight raging wildfires out west. some 200 active duty military personnel will join the fight. right now 25,000 firefighters are battling fires in ten states, seven of them out west. drought conditions, heat and wind have prevented the perfect climate for fires. it doe stride dozens of homes. >> it came quick. it came hot and heavy and then the winds kicked up. it was unstoppable. >> we thought it was a little fire and it started spreading. the wind got faster and fast injury. >> in california more than 13,000 firefighters are battling nearly 2 dozen fires. federal officials say the u.s. forest service is spending more than half of its budget fighting
fires. for more now let's get to meteorologist pedram javehari. >> christine, good tuesday morning for you. the satellite images looking 22 thouvgs miles down northern california. you see the plume of smoke seen on satellite imagery. you fast forward to this past monday. the smoke all of it across eastern oregon as well as recent days. the concern is they're going to remain very, very dry over the coming weeks. you look at what is already concerned, 7 million acres have burned to date. that's roughly the size of massachusetts. more than 2 million acres of what is considered normal for this time of year in the fire season. rainfall is absolutely there. millions of gallons of it will come down across the eastern half of the country. you look back towards the west in the next five days, very little to absolutely no moisture in the forecast. big-time storm system this afternoon exiting portions of the plains and working towards
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breaking news this morning. police searching for the terrorists behind a deadly bomb blast in bangkok. at least 22 dead. more than 100 injured. we're live with who investigators are now zeroing in on. hundreds of hillary clinton's e-mails have the secretary of state flagged for possibly containing classified information. what we're learning new this morning. donald trump's new immigration plan dividing republicans running for president. should birth right citizenship end? what the candidates are saying. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. breaking news in thailand. police have a suspect in monday's deadly bomb attack in bangkok. officials on the hunt for this man. he's seen on closed circuit tv but official alzheimer's cannot c -- officials cannot confirm his identity. he's seen with jeans, a backpack. it's going back two weeks prior to the attack to see if they
spot anything suspicious. there is devastation in that city following a blast, a blast that killed 22 people, more than 100 others hurt. a pipe bomb targeted a hindu shrine in the heart of a bangkok shopping center pop pu lar with tourists. the explosion shattered windows and caused confusion in the street. we're also getting a look at the very moment of the blast. the explosion had a jarring impact on those in the area and those who rushed to respond. listen to how one paramedic described it. >> the people that seemed to survive were the ones that ended up underneath the dead people so i'm guessing that the person in front of the blast took the blast and the person behind was somehow saved. and so we had to remove dead bodies from the living people
underneath. i've never seen injuries this bad before. i've been to a few bomb blasts before. this bomb was particularly, i don't know the word, vicious. obviously designed to cause maximum damage. krchb >> cnn's asian pacific reporter andrew stevens joining us. what do we know about the man they're zeroing in on? >> reporter: now they're calling him a suspect. now they are saying he is a suspect. he was seen very, very close to the actual shrine itself. close to the roadway wearing this backpack and he was seen later leaving the area without that backpack on. importantly though, the thai officials are not saying what nationality this man is. is he thai or is he actually a foreigner? which means that there is still no clear motive for what was behind this horrific blast at
one of the most popular and busy parts of bang congress. this is known as the times square. it was timed to cause maximum impact because it was the busiest time of the day. no motive, but the prime minister of bangkok has been on television here talking about the blast and he says it is linked to, he thinks, trying to damage the economy. this is what the general said. remember, this is a military leadership here in bangkok. this is what he said. i just want to read it to you. from this incident it is apparent that there are active individuals or groups that have the intentions to damage thailand who may be pursuing political gain or other intentions by damaging the economy and tourism. tourism is a key part of thailand's economy. only recovering after the military coupe and the years and years of street protests and
political unrest. just recovering from that, christine, and this happened. it was all worked to cause maximum human loss of life, maximum damage in bangkok. >> andrew stevens for us live in bangkok this morning. bring us any new developments we get. thanks. new fallout this morning over hillary clinton's e-mails. intelligence officials recommending 305 e-mails be referred to their agencies for review. looking to see if classified information was sent and received. clinton has long assured the american public that never happened. only 20% of the e-mail on the server has been sampled. could it get worse for the democratic front-runner? cnn's pamela brown has more from washington. good morning, christine. 305 documents from hillary clinton's private server have been referred to various development agencies to determine whether the contents are classified. that's according to the defense
department e-mail. they joined the process of looking at clinton's e-mails and the court filing says, quote, out of a sampling of 20% of clinton e-mails, they have only recommend 3d 05 documents, approximately 5.1% of them for referral. this filing is an update to a federal judge for review information on a freedom of information act lawsuit. they'll have to determine whether or not there is classified information in these documents and whether or not these documents should be released to the public as part of this lawsuit. hillary clinton, as we have heard, repeatedly has denied sending or receiving information marked as classified through her personal server. it's unknown at this point if any of the 305 flagged e-mails contain classified information but this does come at a time when the fbi is investigating the security of clinton's
private server. christine? >> pamela brown, thank you for that, pamela. will joe biden run for president? some calls grow louder for him to enter the race but it's crickets from the white house, a democratic party source says support inside the administration is limited. many in the white house are already heavily invested in the hillary clinton campaign. there's also concern a biden run would put the president in a tough spot having to choose between supporting biden or hillary clinton. donald trump back on the stump today. he wasn't picked to serve on a jury in new york city so it's back to pushing his first major policy proposal on immigration. some of his gop rivals pouncing on his plan calling it unworkable. will it ever have a chance in congress? jeff zelen dwr has a look. >> reporter: good morning, christine. back on the campaign trail for donald trump. he was let go.
he'll be back out campaigning. it's the first policy proposals he has reduced -- it's drawing criticism from republican rivals. >> i appreciate the fact that mr. trump has a plan if that's what it's called but i think the better approach is to deal with the 11 million people here illegally in a way that is realistic. >> donald trump's eight page plan is absolute jib ber rich. it is unworkable. mitt romney said his biggest mistake as a candidate for president was hurting self-deportation. donald trump's plan is force deportati deportation. >> all of the controversy or most of it centers around the birth right citizenship. it's a provision at that allows u.s. citizens if you were born here the right to citizenship. donald trump wants to do away with that. of course that takes a lot of
work. it would take a 2/3 vote. it would take a ratification of 3/4 of the legislatures. donald trump will be selling that on the road as the week continues. they're all gearing up towards that next presidential debate, the cnn presidential debate in september in california. christine? >> we're all gearing up for that. all right. thanks, jeb. some of trump's republican rivals are touting their own. bobby jindal said we need to end birth right citizenship for illegal immigrants. scott walker also supports it. he's in favor of the wall and amnesty. senator lindsay gramp telling cnn monday the birth right policy needs to be changed. he would consider in the past a constitutional amendment for granting citizenship. rick santorum said it should end as part of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
states are wasting no time targeting funding for planned parenthood now that congress is in recess. at least five states tried to cut off the money. they're looking to end contracts allowing planned parenthood to stop servicing people with mill -- a hack of the irs three times as big as first reported. as many as 334,000 taxpayer accounts accessed. the initial estimate in may was only 114,000. identity thieves used the agency's get transcript program to access personal information. it's unclear whether the data was stolen from everyone. the white houseworking to get air travel up and going to and from cuba. the hope is to have personal flights resume by december. it would mark the biggest expansion between economic and tourist ties in cuba.
technically only the congress can lift the travel band. time for an "early start" on your money this tuesday morning. big, big selloff in china dragging down global markets. shanghai's benchmark down more than 6%. many companies listed there fell the maximum daily limit of 10%. the chinese market began collapsing earlier this summer wiping out trillions of dollars of value. the chinese government trying to stop the bubble from popping but not having much success today. following the lead, the u.s. stock futures are lower this morning. a lot to digest including looking at the books of some of the country's biggest retailers. earnings all out. we'll get a good lead, search and rescue people are reaching the site of a deadly indonesian plane crash. we're now live with developments. iness strategy.
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excruciating process for the family of 54 people including five children who were on board this plane. two days ago villagers said they saw the plane crash into the mountains but they had to wait until the next day to confirm if there might be any survivors. debris was spotted by search planes. that search had to be called off because of weather and then today we had this news that it was confirmed that none of the people on board this flight did survive but, again, these search and recovery teams now cannot retrieve those bodies. the ground crews are stuck for another night on this very steep mountain in this very treacherous conditions because the weather is just too bad to get out of there, christine. >> keep us up to speed. keep us posted on the developments as you get them, kathy. thanks for that. 44 minutes past the hour. let's take a look at what's coming up on "new day." alisyn camerota joins me. >> christine, great to see you. i'll look at you over here. it's easier to see you in this camera. good morning, everybody. we will have the search for the
suspect in the deadly explosion in bangkok amid other blasts this morning. our terror experts might help us understand who might be behind the explosions. you'll learn more about the groups that operate there. we'll have brand new cnn/orc polls giving us insight into the gop presidential race. there appears to be something of a shakeup. is donald trump still holding strong in the lead? we'll tell you. we'll be joined by two other gop presidential candidates to discuss it. former governors george pataki and rick perry. plus, we're looking at the scathing article about the workplace culture at amazon. how much truth is there in this article about the hours that they have to work and the culture and just how punishing it is there? so we'll have all of that and more when we see you in 15 minutes at the top of the hour. >> so much to go through this morning. can't wait. >> me, too. >> see you soon. residents demanding answers after the deadly chemical explosion in china.
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growing anger and calls for compensation after those deadly warehouse explosions in northern china. some homeowners demanding the government buy back their homes saying chemicals in the air make it unsafe to live there. investigations into workplace safety and negligence at the warehouse are underway as the number of missing from the
explosions climbs. cnn's will ripley live at a rail station severely damaged by those explosions and, will, behind you along those tracks you've got chemicals all over the place. some of them sizzlie ingsizzlin and popping. it looks like a very difficult situation. >> reporter: it's very terrifying for the people who live around here, christine. there are thousands of homes right there. people are supposed to be moving into these apartments under construction in two months. look at what is scattered everywhere. these are barrels obliterated by the explosions late wednesday then hurled in some cases more than a mile. we are more than a mile from the blast zone. you can see the barrel with the chemicals lying there. this is indicative of the huge scope of this environmental disaster. 2700 chinese troops are on the ground right now working with hundreds of chemical and biological experts. they are trying to clean up contamination. they are trying to identify which chemicals are distributed throughout the area. as you mentioned, we saw mounds
of chemicals lying out in the open. when they are mixed with water it emits a white, hot steam. it's scary for families who live around here. they were protesting outside the government buildings saying buy back our homes telling the chinese government they want to be reimbursed for the cost of their apartments that they saved up in many cases for their lives to buy so they can live somewhere else, somewhere safe. as you look at the huge scope of this devastation including much of the city's bus fleet with severe damage and, of course, this light rail station that you referenced, it's going to be a lot of repair work. $1.5 billion of insurance claims and now ten executives of the company that own the chemical warehouse have been detained and they are facing criminal charges as well, christine. >> it's seven days since that blast. that's an important moment in chinese tradition to mourn the dead. >> reporter: it is. it is. the seventh day is a time when families, they pause to honor those whose lives have been lost
and so this morning at seven different locations across tianjin you had ceremonies t their respects to the at least 114 now con tirmd dead along with 57 people who were missing. some say their bodies may never be found. also at the shipping port which, by the way, the shipping port which has normal operations, busier than new york, new jersey r los angeles ports combined. all the ships, they sounded their horns in unison this morning as well. very touching moments as families of course grieve but also want action from the government to ensure that these kind of industrial accidents don't continue here. christine? >> will ripley, thank you for this in tianjin, china. oil prices plunged 11 percent. why is shell making a big move in the arctic ocean? that's next. it's evil. and ladders. sfx: [screams] they have all those warnings on 'em. might as well say...
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shanghai markets tumbling 6%. u.s. shares, futures follow. it is a return we have seen all summer despite government efforts to stop a bubble from popping. oil prices also moving lower this morning. yesterday crude oil hit a new 6 1/2 year low below $42 a barrel. shell gets the green light to drill in the arctic ocean off the northwest coast. the government issued a permit to allow shell to drill below the ocean floor for the first time in decades. shell is bringing in equipment to prevent a possible oil blowout. environmental groups protest that. the arctic is home to an estimated 20% of the world's undiscovered oil and gas. a college degree is a huge advantage in this job market, but education has not helped everyone equally. in the past 20 years the median wealth for blacks and hispanics with college degrees has
declined. that's according to a new report from the st. louis fed. researchers there found that at the same time median wealth for whites and asians grew more than 80%. that's because the researchers claim that blacks carried more debt during the great recession and their wealth was tied to their homes so they suffered unequally. police in bangkok have a suspect in the deadly bombing of a crowded hindu shrine. how can they track him down? "new day" picking up that story right now. a vicious and cruel attack designed to create carnage. >> there were hundreds of medics, police, fire brigade. >> bodies everywhere. cars on fire. >> police have a suspect. search teams have found the black box. >> there are no survivors. >> they still don't have much of a clue as to why this plane crashed. >> trump leading the republican
pac. >> i will build a great, great wall. >> donald trump's eight-page plan is absolute jib ber rich. >> this is not the negotiation of a real estate deal. >> 305 documents have been flagged. >> i won't get down in the mud with them. >> this is a serious political problem for her. >> it's not about e-mails or servers either, it's about politics. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo, alisyn camerota and michaela pereira. good morning. well col to your "new day," tuesday, august 18th. 6:00 in the east. we do begin with breaking news. a terror attack overnight. police say an unidentified man threw a small explosive from a bridge to a busy pier in bangkok. this blast comes 24 hours after that deadly bombing at a popular shrine killed 22 people, injured more than 100. >> this morning investigators working to identify this man captured on surveillance cameras as the horrifying video surfaces of the moment that that first bomb went off.
let's get right to cnn's andrew stevens live for us in bangkok with all the breaking details. what do we know, >> reporter: good morning, alisyn. significant developments today with the hunt for that man. he is a suspect rather than a person of interest as this moves forward 24 hours after the blast. this blast described by the prime minister as the worst attack on thai soil. this morning, thai officials are on the hunt for this man. they believe could be connected to the bomb that ripped through central bankok. his backpack was on before the blast, but not after. newly released cell phone video captures the chaotic scene during rush hour. tourists and locals walk along a populaoo