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i'm alina cho. >> and i'm christine romans. good morning, everyone. at long last the stars may be aryaning on immigration reform, but it's so tricky that president obama is expected to issue few if any ultimatums in las vegas. eight sfenators, four from each party unveiled their step toward an agreement. conservatives aren't happy with it rerks jekting it as a form of amnesty. lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar is looking at it. >> reporter: in 2011 president obama went to the border town of el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, one. we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to
push for border security, a verification system for workers and punishment if they don't and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government, undergoing background check, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english. a solution has alluded past presidents including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people, and congress's failure to act on it is a disappointment. >> president obama did announce during his first term that his administration would stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants but he was taken to task at a univision town hall for not promising to do something different. >> you promised something. a promise is a promise. with all due respect you didn't keep that propgs.
>> what i promised was i'll work every single day as harold as i can that regardless of who they are, what they look like, where they come from, that they would have a fair shot at the american dream. >> reporter: still hispanic americans, the country's fastest country growing bloc helped repel president obama to a second term. it was a "wake-up call" to the republicans. >> i do know there are those who want to solve this problem, fix this mess and many of us agree with that. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, washington. >> coming up in our next hour we'll talk with democratic congressman joe garcia from florida about the immigration reform push in the house. the search is on right now for a u.s. air force fighter jet that may have crashed during training exercise. they lost contact with it last night over the aid reattic sea. they're searching through rain and snow and dealing with poor
visibility. it was reported there's an oil slick in the area. the pilot's condition is yet unknown. new developments in the brazil nightclub inferno. four people have been arrested, a fire that left 231 people dead. two of the people in custody are owners of the kiss nightclub in santa maria. the other two are members of the band that was playing at the club when the fire broke out. police say the band had been using pyrotechnics as part of its stage show before the fire began. boy scouts of america has considered changing its long standing policy against allowing openly gay members. this after months of protests including hundreds of angry eagle scouts denouncing their hard earned awards and mailing back their red, white, and blue medals. won boy's was rejected because he's gay call it, quo, a step in
the right direction. dangerous weather in the forecast be're on the lookout for severe thunderstorms, possibly tornados through the south and of course across tornado valley. jennifer delgado tracking the extreme weather for us. good morning. >> good morning. now we're talking about the potential for severe weather. you see the graphic right here. anywhere in yellow we're talking about the slight risk of severe storm. some of these storms could produce toda. anywhere from orange from the southern parts of missouri to the western parts of tennessee. that's where we could see some of the storms be dramatic. look at this. storms are really firing up from the wefrt to the east you can see moving through parts of michigan. a lot of lightning associated with that as well as moving through eastern parts of iowa. the area that we're watching is just to the north of gukt re. we're starting to see some of the storms firing up right now
and that's where all the action is going to be. we're going to track this for you. the problem is a lot of these storms are really going to get really strong in the overnight hours. we're talking late tonight while people are sleeping. so this is why it's so important to have that noaa radio. you notice for yourself. here's that squall line. it's going to be moving to the east affecting areas like st. louis, down toward southern parts of texas and eventually making its way toward the east tomorrow and then on the back side of that we're talking some snow and, of course, the flood potential. in some parts they can see 2 to 4 inches of rainfall. we' we'll continue to track that more. when i sate it was a big weather day, i wasn't exaggerating. >> you know, jennifer, it's balmy in new york. >> the heat is the problem. >> all right. thank you so much. >> you're welcome. are you afraid of heights? >> yes. >> so am i. listen to this. tightrope walking. nik wallenda made leadlines.
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11 minutes after the hour. it's super tuesday in new orleans, in other words, media day at the super bowl. the baltimore ravens arrived last night one day after their super bowl xlvii opponent san francisco 49ers touched down. they'll be getting hit from all sides with questions. it is media day, and our carlos diaz is live in new orleans with a preview. carlos, good morning. you know, they're caring this the harbaugh bowl or the bro bowl. two coaches who are brothers. set the screen for us down there. >> reporter: i te've got to cort you. it's harbowl or super bro. >> i stand corrected. >> reporter: i believe, by the way, i'm the first person here for media day. >> it's 5:00 a.m.
>> reporter: this is the big story line here in new orleans is that it's about two brothers and it's about john harbaugh and the baltimore ravens taking on jim harbaugh and the san francisco 49ers. we've never seen anything like this. you've never had two brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. we already know by looking at the press conferences that they've already had jim harbaugh is more stern-faced, i'm happy to be here where john harbaugh said he was having a good time. when he said he was having a good time, you believe it. two brothers with separate personalities. later this week you actually have a press conference for the parents. jack and jackie harbaugh married 51 years, they're going to have their own press conference on wednesday and then a joint press conference with the two coaches together john and jim on friday. that's your harbaugh week planned out. >> i've been doing a little reading on football and i have
found the ravens and 49 rgs are both undefeated in the super bowl and the 49ers are going for a record-tying sixth win at the super bowl. one of these teams is going to go home very, very upset. having said that, who has the edge? >> reporter: right now the ravens are a 3.5-point favorite but the game could go either way. everyone's talking the ravens. but in the playoffs the ravens are averaging 31 points in the playoffs. the san francisco 49ers with colin kaepernick as their high-energy quarterback, they have an explosive offense. they all say defense is the key but this could be a big offensive battle and right now 3.5 points, it's really one of those things, the 49ers are actually favored. it's one of those things where you could have an explosion of offense and this game could be a really high-scoring affair. >> carlos, i can't let you go without asking you about this. the super bowl falling in the same period as marty gra as w. l
what is this mardi gras you speak of? they're not putting it off. it falls in the two previous weeks to ash wednesday and fat tuesday. they're calling it super-g ras. in the second week of mardi gras. so they're calling it super-g ras. it's three weeks of partying in new orleans. if there's a place to party, it ooh tess french quarters. that's the thing with doechs. we've got to keep the players away from the temptations of new orleans. you know, last year in indianapolis they weren't talking about the temptations of indy. i wonder why. >> exactly. i've been down there for mardi gras, so i know exactly what they're talking about. carlos dias for getting there first. you should be able to pull the ticket and ask the first question by the way.
we'll be watching for that later. >> reporter: that's true. good point. >> first one on the ground on media day. intrepid report jeer let's get you up to date. high reports from president obama's speech on immigration reform. we expect him to take his issue at a speech at a las vegas high school today. eight senators, four from each paerkts unveiled their over own first step yesterday and house lawmakers are said to be working on a plan of their own. a convicted arsonist sentenced to death for setting the 2003 old fire in san bernardino, california. that fire destroyed around 1,000 homes, led to five deaths. the children of one victim told the judge how the fire destroyed their lives. he was described as a meth addict. he was convicted of arson charges last august. chick-fil-a has stopped donating money to anti-gay
organizations. look at the chicken chain books for 2001. the georgia-based company was caught up in the same-sex marriage debate last year when the president of the company made remarks. gay rights groups were most incensed when they looked at the books. the chicken chain's 2011 tax returns showed no such donations to those groups. a disturbing story coming out of washington state. a man accused of tying up his 4-year-old stepdaughter and shooting her more than 30 times with a pellet gun for, quote, waking him up early. police say the grandmother noticed red marks all over her body thinking it was chicken position. the girl has since been taken into protective custody. her dad is scheduled to appear in court later this week. perhaps they were planning for the ultimate super bowl party. i don't know. whatever the case, they were arrested for allegedly stealing
$65,000 worth of chicken wings from a storage facility. they used a forklift to load ten pal lets of tyson chicken wings onto a rental truck. currently a shortage is driving up the price of chicken wings. the chicken council says it's overblown. >> i can't say i ever heard anything like that before. say it isn't so. betty draper's going bald? mad men's january jones says her hair is falling out in clumps due to the color changes in her career. betty is strictly blond but jones says her hair has been ever color including red in "sweetwater." did you see her at the s.a.g. awards? her hair was flying up drn there's a lot of talk on twitter about her hair and so i think she was compelled to say something about it.
>> it's hard to be blond and red and blond again. >> and also so fabulous. >> yes. time for your early reads. your local news making national headlines. the "los angeles times" says details about the l.a. dodgers numbers here. the team's new 25-year tv package with time warner cable believed to be worth between $7 billion and $8 billion with a "b." the deal, which now must be approved by major league baseball, would include a new team-owned channel, and the dodgers already spending that cash. they're on track to pass the new york yankees in payroll. that's right. l.a. on track to pass the new york yankees. now to a story in cleveland's claim dealer. the city of elyria, ohio, $3.4 million richer and the windfall came as a complete surprise. ohio's congress presented the check to officials at el year
ya. it's the largest they've ever paid out to the state or city. the money came from an insurance policy they had for its city's life insurance company? what will they do with it? they say they're going to pay down debt and ed working on roa projects. >> follow us on twitter and facebook. search for "early start-cnn." coming up, the truth about your car insurance and why a clean driving record doesn't always mean you'll get a better rate. that's next. ♪
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housing and consumer confidence. i would say the market took a pause yesterday but the dow jones industrial average is up 6% so far this year. again, the best start to the year since january 1994. unbelievable. meanwhile, the mystery between behind the boeing dreamliner's woes has not been solved. still grounded. u.s. and japan northea's offici they eave found no link to the batteries. so now they're still trying to figure out what happened here. was it the complex electronics system that has been causing these problems. they grounded two. it's a very serious situation there. meantime, since the sandy hook shooting, gun sales continue go up, way up. the american government -- the u.s. doesn't track gun sales so the best way to kind of look at a proxy for gun sales are the background checks from the fbi.
we know, according to the fbi, the background checks have been just skyrocketing. eight of the ten days with the highest number of background checks since 1998 have occurred since the december 14th massacre, the same day as the tragedy at newtown. gun shops say semiautomatic rifles, high-capacity magazines are drawing much of this. many gun enthusiasts fear they're no longer going to be able to buy these weapons if washington passes the new gun law legislation. i tell you this part of the market has been really, really on fire. and get this. if you have a clean driving record, you might be ponying up more for auto insurance. that's right. in a case study, the consumer federation of america found that insurers relied more on income-related factors like your job and your education than your driving history or how many miles you logged on the road. so the study solicited rates for two hypothetical customer. both of these are 30-year-old women with the same car and same
mileage. it found that four of the five car insurance companies charged more with those with a high school diploma, more than one with a business maz ter's degree. here's the catch. the resip northwest had a clean driving record and the business executive caused an accident. the person who caused the accident had lower rates. in most instances, alina, the studies say the premiums hat a 25%. >> i don't get the ration al. >> i don't either. i'll tweet out the story so you can see. there was only one of the big major insurance companies that gave the lower rates to the person who actually had a better driving record. >> let's hope that changes. 26 minutes after the hour. he's the x games player who
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momentum building for immigration reform. president obama outlines his plan just hours from now. new developments in the brazil nightclub tragedy. police make arrests in connection with the inferno that left hundreds dead. casey anthony plotting a return to the courtroom, but this time she hopes not as a defendant. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> good morning, everyone. i'm alina cho. it's tuesday morning, half past the hour. the spanish community eagerly awaiting president obama's speech in las vegas today
calling for a sweeping change on immigration. they told him not to announce his own legislation. bipartisan talks on the issue have been that sensitive. "the washington post" says the president does have a plan and that it's more liberal than the bipartisan effort in the senate including a path to faster citizenship for illegal immigrants. yesterday a team of eight senators, four from each party, unveiled their first step toward immigration overhaul. conservatives aren't happy with it, rejecting it as a form of amnesty. as for why lawmakers are tackling the issue now -- >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens, and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a pre-eminent issue. >> house lawmakers are said to be work on a by par san plan of
their own, but they're said to not be as far along as they are in the senate. meanwhile brazilian police have made more arrests. two of the men arrested on monday are owners of the kiss nightclub in santa maria. that's in southern brazil. the other two suspects are members of the band that was playing when the club caught fire. they had been using pyrotechnics in their show just moments before a fire engulfed the club. cnn's allay hejandra ail han dr by. >> reporter: good morning to you, christina. it's 8:34 right now. i'd like to share with you some of the headlines of the
newspapers. simple errors caused the tragedy. they say there's a look of transparencieien from the authorities. they don't want to show the fire of the nightclub. they're also talking about how it onto had one exit, the kiss nightclub and this is the reason why this horrific tragedy occurred. authorities and firefighters are saying, however, that it's not necessary, according to brazilian law, to have more than one exit, but you should have at least one fire or emergency exit in the opposition direction. they're now requiring two in at least any establishment. i can tell you by being in the city of santa maria, you feel a very horrific mood and gloomy mood and although people are trying to get back, you can definitely feel that it will take some time to try to get back together to how santa maria
used to be. >> yeah, no question. all of those young people and still such a shock there. our hearts and prayers go out to everyone. alejandra oraa, thank you very much. the prognosis is not good for caleb moore following the crash at the winter x games in aspen. a family spokesman said the 25-year-old moore is now in critical condition. he underwent heart surgery on friday and is experiencing, quote, a secondary complication involving his brain. moore's grandfather told the "denver post" it's almost certain he's not going to make it. the senate approve it -- it featured bipartisan fury. the package includes grants for homeowners and businesses along with funding improvement project os the electrical grid.
they denied an effort to require budget cuts elsewhere to offset the cost. in just a couple of hours john kerry is expected to be confirmed as the next secretary of state and he is expected to sail through the full senate after that. kerry, of course, is replacing hillary clinton at state. meanwhile massachusetts governor deval patrick is expected to name a replacement tomorrow to fill out kerry's current term in the senate. all right. the skies could erupt along the south this morning. the threat of powerful thunderstorms and possible tornados. jennifer delgado is tracking the extreme weather for us. it's only tuesday and you've already had a very busy week, my dear. >> that's right. right now we're watching for the potential of severe weather to pop up later in the day. anywhere in gold, this is the area we're under risk for tornadoes to pop up, but the area in the orange shading, that is our moderate route and this is the area that we're going to
see the potential for stronger storms from eastern texas into the southern part of missouri into the boot hill. as i said the real problem is going to come in the overnight hours. you can see a lot of light nij moving through areas like eastern parts of iowa and iowa city. to the north of green bay as well as moving through parts of michigan like grand rapids as well as into ann arbor. we're watching a system down in the south plains. that is going to be our feel for the severe weather as we get later into the afternoon as well as into the evening. and the real problem is going to be when they move through the evening in the overnight hours. look at this. this is going to be moving through the lower mississippi valley. some of these storms, of course, are going to be moving very quickly, but with the storms coming in the overnight hours, that's where we're going to see the great evident threat for the potential for really dangerous condition setting up across the south. of course, we're going to
continue to follow that. you need to have a noaa radio and we'll continue to track the storms for you. >> particularly if it's going to come overnight. they you very much. listen to this one. casey anthony pair a legal. sounds like a tv show. she's become so experienced that casey anthony is indeed considering, yes, i know, a career in the courtroom. still a long way off though. the 26-year-old anthony remains in hiding. her attorney says you don't go from being the most hated woman in the world to living a normal life. i know. i'm speechless. okay. could tiger woods rule golf again in 2013. >> people debate that after he won the farmers insurance opening in dominating fashion. it was his 75th win, seven behind the record held by sam snead, and it was his eighth win at torrey pines including 2008
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42 minutes after the hour. welcome back to "early start." a lot to cover for you this morning. angry anti-government protests raged on through the night despite president mohamed morsi's 30-day curfew. they took to the streets where they clashed with police and disrupted rail service. at least 38 people including civilians and soldiers have been killed in egypt over the past two days. cnn's ben wedeman joins us live from cairo today. ben, good morning to you. just how widespread are these protests? >> reporter: basically we had large protests in cairo and the three cities along the suez canal, port said, suez, and ismailia. here it appears they're taking a
few hours off. in the city of the suez canal, where that 0-day 9:00 pchl curfew was imposed, we're getting reports that in response to the curfew, thousands of people have gone out into the streets overnight, and, in fact, in port said, there was a very large football game staged there where thousands of people attended. so there's a good deal of continuing resistance to the orders of the government of president mohamed morsi, people not happy with his handling of the situation at all. he's been harshly criticized by many people, even those close to him, over his handling of this crisis. >> and, ben, i think obviously -- and you know this all too well -- these pictures are so familiar. two years ago the arab spring ousted mubarak and brought morsi into power. so remind our viewers what sparked this latest round of
brother r p protests. >> reporter: a variety of things. in december a constitution was pushed through by the government and was voted by more than 60% of the population and a referendum. but many people feel that constitution was not fair. it was sort of against the secular minority here in the country. it was really not favoring the christian minority, for instance. therefore, that's one of the sources of unhappiness. there are many people, even within the army and police who feel that the government, the state apparatus has been taken over by the muslim brotherhood of which, of course, mohamed morsi comes from. in addition to that, there was a ruling in the court sentencing of 21 people to death in port said over the massacre at a football match that took place a year ago. so there are a lot of
demonstrations and that area of protesting, that verdict as well. so it's little individual issues in addition to a general unhappiness with the way egypt has been run since the election of mohamed morsi last summer. >> those little individual issues add up to a lot of big protests. cnn's ben wedeman live for us in cairo. thank you. four shootings in four years all connected by a single weapon. coming up, an eye-opening look at the life of one gone and its travels. also next, a key sign -- all right already? are we already talking about this? that the 2016 movement is already in full swing. to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes.
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brendan morocco last month in baltimore. he'll talk to reporters later today at a press conference but morocco has made comments. he says his arms move a little and he says i feel like i finally get to start over. the gun similar to this one, we're going to show you moving from place to place and criminal to criminal, crime reporter ed set out to figure out how and why. he traced the history of this glock over four years ago when it was made. it traveled 5,000 miles and was involved in four shootings. he joins us now to talk about the story of a gun. why, ed, did you want to trace this gun? >> it was kind of a story of opportunity. every day i read police reports, and i'm looking for interesting charges. one morning i got to the office, and i found a charge against a
25--year-old marcus jerry. police allege that he had stolen a police firearm. the gift in that police report was the serial number and some ballistics information that say this gun was fired in three separate shootings before that gun finally took the life of marcus jerry's girlfriend. >> so mpx 753, that's the serial number. >> that right. >> you trace thad over the course of months -- over the course of crimes and suicide and the miles that it traveled. >> that's right. >> what did it show or what were you surprised that it showed? i don't know if i was very much surprised. i just saw a story. it was much more dramatic than a typical gun story is. i write a lot about people who steal different things and sometimes they steal guns. i think what surprised me the most in this story was the lack of cooperation with victims. a lot of them were fearing
retaliation, things like this, and nobody has really been convicted in any case tied to this gun. >> and that's what law enforcement official ray kelly told us last week, that these guns are the scourge of the police force. that it's not the kind of guns that the white house is considering putting restrictions on. it's these illegal handguns that are the real problem in urban areas. let's walk through the story of this gun. september 19, 2011, boynton beach, florida, a shooting, nobody was hit there. november 9, 2011, boynton beach, a woman hit in the leg. august 4, a man hit in the back. and then september 13, 2012, that's the suicide. a woman shooting herself in the head with the gun. what's the response said?
are there people who have said you're somehow trying to be political? >> you know, the response of this story appears to be mixed. one person sent me a message. he said it was one of the best stories he's red. it's interesting to see, you know, the journey of a gun. another guy said i had no business in the business. they didn't like the story. they thought it was politically driven. as i said before, when i wrote the story, i wasn't looking at either side. i wanted to pursue the story. that's what i did. >> all right. ed komenda of the sentinel in south florida. thank you. a spin through a drive through before a 21-gun salute. a world war ii vet's tasty final wish is next. [ loud party sounds ]
about 57 minutes after the hour. i'm christine romans aid long with my friend alina cho. we're taking a look at the top trends this morning. >> that's right. it was a whopper of a funeral or make that a whopper junior. an 88-year-old world war ii veteran being laid to rest but not before the hearse and the funeral procession took one last spin through the burger king drive through to the cemetery. he loved fast food restaurants, especially his whopper junior. after he died of a heart attack, the family arranged to have 40 made including one for the kindly departed. his idea of eating healthy was adding lettuce to the burger. >> oh, my.
it had to be an exciting day for president obama yesterday. the huge nba fan welcomed the world champion miami heat and lebron james called the commander in chief coach. the heat star, all 6'8" of him was as giddy as a school boy. watch. >> we kids from dallas texas, chicago, michigan, ohio -- >> south dakota. >> -- south dakota, miami, i mean we -- we're in the white house right now. this is like, hey, mom, i made it. >> mom, i made it. next we're going to talk to this guy that made this amazing half-court shot and then got tackled by lebron. >> check it out. >> all 6'8" of him. >> we're going to ask if he's recovered from that. he practiced for two days. he only made it once and when it
counted he made it. he's $75,000 richer. we'll ask him what to do with it. >> save it. >> i knew you'd say that. late last night, a new place for stephen colbert to get a cheap threat. >> the tsa is removing the scanners that produce naked bodies. >> how can i show the tsa my [ bleep ] now? i used to write them little messages. in lead-based paint like "good morning" or "all evidence to the contrary, i do not wish to have a kosher meal," or "on a particular chilly day, "hi." >> he ease crazy, that stephen colbert. "early start" continues right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com a path to citizenship,
president obama just hours away from telling america his plan for immigration reform. gone without a trace. right now the search is on for the missing pilot of pilot of at like this one, after a training mission overseas. and the boy scouts of america is reconsidering its ban ongais. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm i'm alin ili iina cho. john will be along at 7:00 a.m. immigration reform. so tricky, president obama is expected to issue few, if any, ultimatums when he speaks in las vegas today. the gang of eight unveiled their first step toward an agreement yesterday. conservatives not happy with it. rejecting it as a form of amnesty. house lawmakers said to be
working on a bipartisan plan of their own. white house correspondent brianna keilar looks at the immigration reform avenue solution on president obama's first and second terms. >> reporter: 2011, president obama went to el paso to press for comprehensive immigration reform. >> out of many, we define ourselves as a nation of immigrants. >> reporter: that went nowhere. now in a second term, the president is trying it again, heading to las vegas today to push for border security, a verification system for employers to ensure they hire documented workers with punishment if they don't. and the most significant and controversial part of the president's plan, a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. it includes registering with the government. undergoing background checks, paying taxes and a penalty, and learning english.
a solution has eluded past presidents, including george w. bush. >> legal immigration is one of the top concerns of the american people, and congress' failure to act on it is a disappointment. >> reporter: president obama did announce during his first term that his administration would stop deporting some undocumented young immigrants. but he was taken to task for not doing something bigger. >> you promised that. and a promise is a promise. and with all due respect. you didn't keep that respect. >> what i promised was i would work every single day as hard as i can to make sure that everybody in this country, regardless of who they are, what they look like, where they come from, that they would have a fair shot. at the american dream. >> reporter: still, hispanic americans, the fastest growing voting bloc in america, helped propel him to office.
>> we want to fix this mess, a broken immigration system. >> reporter: brianna keilar, cnn, washington. up next hour, we will talk with democratic congressman joe garcia of florida about the immigration reform push in the house. meantime this morning, the search on for a u.s. air force fighter jet that may have crashed during a training exercise. the air force says it lost contact with the f-16 last night over the adriatic sea off the coast italy. they, along with the italian coast guard and some commercial vessels are searching through rain and snow. an oil slick was spotted. the pilot's condition unknown. new events in the brazil nightclub inferno. police have arrested four people in connection with the deadly nightclub fire that killed 231 people. two of those now in custody are owners of the kiss nightclub in santa maria in southern brazil.
the other two are members of the band that was playing at the club when the fire broke out. the band had been using pyrotechnics as part of their stage show shortly before the blaze broke out. boy scouts of america, considering changing its long-standing policy against allowing openly gay members. this according to a statement of the group. this after months of protests, including hundreds of eagle scouts renouncing their hard-earned awards and mailing back their medal s the father called a statement a step in the right direction. a clinton for a kerry? that's right. in just a few hours, john kerry is expected to be confirmed by the senate foreign relations committee as the next secretary of state, replacing hillary clinton. also expected to breeze through the full senate. tomorrow, massachusetts governor duval patrick will name a
replacement for kerry's senate seat. dangerous weather in the forecast. on the look for severe thunderstorms, possible tornadoes through the south, and all along tornado alley. jennifer delgado tracking the extreme threat on this tuesday. >> we have a tornado watch. has been issued and this is going to be in place until noon. you can see the area in red right here and here are the cells we're watching. they have been firing up, again, over the last two hours. we'll continue to see more of this potential as we go throughout the day. now, it's not just going to be down in oklahoma. we're going to see this threat through parts of the southern plains as well as the lower mississippi valley. right now, tracking strong storms moving through parts of the upper midwest. moving through areas like michigan. a lot of lightning into parts of eastern iowa, including grand rapids and iowa city. what we'll be dealing with as we go through the day. afternoon heating, frontal
system, charging over toward the east. anywhere are you seeing in the orange shading, darker shade. moderate threat for severe storms and that means some of the storms could produce tornadoes, just like what we are seeing right now with the tornado watch being issued. in the yellow, slight risk, from houston to parts of illinois. as we take you through the future. what we're really concerned about, with the storms moving through late tonight to the overnight hours. so many people are sleeping. this is going to be the threat that we're talking about. you need to have that noaa radio. notice the line of storms from houston to chicago and parts of arkansas. that storm system continues to move to the east for wednesday, a slight risk of severe storms, and the system doesn't depart until thursday. also talking two to four inches of rain and on the back side of that low, more snow and a bitter chill on the way, once again as we head to thursday. there you have it.
tornado threat, cold weather and a insi a flood threat for the next couple of days. minus 5 for bismarck. >> and we're warming up here in new york. could tiger woods rule golf again in 2013? people debating that again as he won the farm ers insurance open yesterday. he is seven behind the record held by sam snead of the most wins. >> when the top dogs in the country compete at the westminster kennel show, two new breeds part of the mix. cute dog alert. for the first time, treeing walker coonhounds and russell terriers part of the competition. coonhound on the left. terrier on the right. westminster kennel show takes place in two weeks. february 11th and 12th in new
york. good luck to you. i love dogs. >> every year i say i might just stop in, because it looks amazing, you know, never been. egypt, moving closer to the brink this morning with violent clashes putting the new president to the test. we are live in cairo, coming up. plus, president obama, skeet shooter? the comments from the commander in chief are raising a few eyebrows. i have the flu...
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start." 12 minutes after the hour and a lot to cover for you this morning. anti government protests raged on through the night in egypt, despite mohamed morsi's 30-day ordered curfew. demonstrators took to the streets in cities like alexandria. they clashed police and disrupted rail service. cnn's ben wedeman joins us live from cairo. good morning. >> reporter: yes, well, we've seen -- cairo quieter than it was in the last few days. clashes overnight. but they have subsided. really, the focus of many protests are on the cities along the suez canal, where that 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. 30-day curfew has been imposed. but the residents of those cities are not really respecting the curfew. many of them purposefully went out and broke it.
in fact, one of the cities, a large football match attended by thousands of people in defiance to the orders of a government that does appear to be increasingly unpopular. >> ben, these pictures are all too familiar. you remember all too well that the so-called arab spring two years ago outsted mu bumuu ba-- mubarak, brought morsi to power. as i understand it, there are several little issues that brought these protests in egypt. >> reporter: there are several large issues. opposition to the constitution passed, unhappiness with the verdict and 21 people sentenced to death for their part in a football riot that left more than 70 people dead a year ago. there are feelings that the
muslim brotherhood-led government of mohamed morsi has simply not been able to run this country. at the same time, the economy is really in a shambles. there are almost no tourists to speak of in egypt. so it all adds up to a situation that is highly volatile. >> cnn's ben wedeman live in cairo, thank you very much. 14 minutes after the hour. let's get up to date. high hopes for the hispanic community for president obama's speech on immigration reform. we expect him to take up the issue in a speech at a las vegas high school today. eight senators, four from each party, the so-called gang of eight, unveiled their own first step toward an agreement yesterday. house lawmakers said to be working on a bipartisan plan of their own. convicted arsonist sentenced to death for setting a fire in
santa anita, california. it led to five deaths. 31-year-old ricky lee fowler, a meth addict with a violent history, convicted of murder and arson charges last august. chick-fil-la has stopped donating money to gay and lesbian organizations. the georgia-based company caught up in the same-sex marriage debate when their president made controversial remarks that were seen as anti gay. facebook has partnered with a suicide prevention group save.org to study suicide victims' social media behavior in the days leading up to deaths. partnerships like this can be helpful, but facebook needs to be careful not to be seen as big brother. from broadway with love. 100 performers staged a benefit
for? connecticut for families in the sandy hook community. joined on stage by sandy hook elementary students and others from newtown area schools. all proceeds and donations going directly to the united way of western connecticut sandy hook school support fund. president obama being challenged on his skeet shootings skills. marsha blackburn of tennessee, she said she had no idea he was a skeet shooter and wants to take him on at camp david. it started when "the new republic" asked if he had ever shot a gun. he says at camp deliveavid we d skeet shooting. >> i had no idea. bashar al-assad's wife is pregnant. syria, the country in a civil
war, that information was weaked. cue the watchdogs. treasury officials signed off on annual compensation for $1 million or more for all but one of 69 top executives at aig, ally, and gm motors. follow us on twitter and facebook. just search for early start cnn. today's road warriors, this year's flu hit early and hard. now a stomach bug is making the rounds and travelers aren't immune to the coughing, aching, fever. if you are trying to do a business trip or any kind of travel with this going on, here is what you need to know. many hotels stocking up on extra supplies like tissues and hand sanitiz sanitizers. giving sick guests special
attention. one houston hotel, offering rides to the doctor or pharmacist. room service comes up with complimentary chicken soup and ginger ale. maybe their way of keeping you in your room. to keep you healthy, the center for disease control has specific tips for travelers. running a fever, delay travel for at least 24 hours until the foo fever is gone. skip the cocktail on the plane, opt for water. stay hydrated. pack a travel health kit with tissue, pain and fever medicine, cough drops, sanitizing wipes. clean surfaces like the tray, tray table, clean vigorously on the plane. clean the tv remote control at the tv. this is a ready-made kit. a lot of different things in here. buy it like this at drugstores or make one for your own needs. make sure there are sanitizing wipes in there. get your flu vaccine so better protected at home and on the
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a beautiful night. morning/morning in new york city. 6:22. sun not up yet. balmy 55 degrees. >> just getting to bed, god love you. just getting up, god help you. >> christina romans, here, minding your business. asked you three times, stocked up 300 points this year. >> i know. the stealth rally people haven't noticed. i don't feel any richer. but 800 points almost for the dow jones industrial average. stock futures down a little bit. mostly because i think we are
taking a pause here. a lot of important corporate earnings here. key data on housing and consumer confidence. 9:00 and 10:00 this morning. today's direction determined by that. the dow jones industrials up by 6% this year. best start to a year since january 1994. so it's really a unique and rare kind of start to the year. meantime, following the mystery behind the boeing dream liner's problems. boei boeing's entire fleet still grounded. u.s. and japanese officials have found no major issues with those lithium batteries that had previously been linked to the dreamliner problems. boeing's planes grounded since earlier this month after two incidents prompted aviation officials to launch investigations around the world. sindh the sandy hook shooting, gun sales up, way up. a vigorous bull market in guns. the u.s. doesn't track gun sales, so you have to look at
background checks, and you have to look at one of the most reliable ways to track gun sales. according to the fbi, eight of the top ten days of background checks have occurred since december 14th of last year. that's the day of the tragedy in newtown. gun shop owners say semi automatic rifles and high-capacity driving much of the buying frenzy. gun enthusiasts are worried that they won't be able to buy these sorts of weapons if washington passes new gun control legislation. get this. if you have a clean driving record, you might be ponying up more for auto insurance. that's right. one case study, consumer federation of america found insurers relied more on income-related factors such as job and education than your driving history and how many miles you log on the road. the study solicited rates for 30-year-old women, same car,
same mileage, and four out of five insurance companies, charged a receptionist with a clean driving record, they charged her more than the business executive. the business executive recently caused an accident, the receptionist with a clean driving record. the premium had a 25% difference. >> two words. not fair. >> and i'm going to tweet that story out so you can see who they surveyed. one thing you need to know about your money today. 800-point rally. rebalance. you should be periodically rebalancing your portfolio to make sure you have the right mix of stock, bonds, cash. personal finance doesn't happen to you, people. you make it happen. >> thank you, christine. for the reminder. >> good time to rebalance. a good time of the year to rebalance. when is the beach more like a bubble bath? when the ocean foam is out of control.
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snowmobile crash. this morning, his condition has taken a turn. and casey anthony returns to the courtroom. but this time not as a defendant. welcome back to "early start." 31 minutes after the hour. i'm alina cho. >> and i'm christine romans. come on, everybody. get moving. optimism that the country will finally see immigration reform. the president will talk about his plan in las vegas today, and there is a sweeping reform by a bipartisan group of senators that would put millions of undocumented on the road to being citizens, or at least being here legally. chuck schumer says the time is finally right for a deal. >> this will be the year congress finally gets it done. politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever, more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> joining us now to discuss the
proposed plan, congressman joe garcia from florida. he serves on the house subcommittee of immigration and security. we have been here before, sir, we were here in 2010, 2005, 2006, when the only agreement you could get was to build a wall, and the last major, major immigration reform was 1986 when president ronald reagan said we have fixed america's immigration problems. and there were maybe 2 million people in the country illegally then. 11 million now. is this the yore to gear to get and get it done right? >> i think so. i'm very excited about the prospect here. i think the work that's been done by the senators gives us a great framework to start from. where we are working on immigration reform and had been working toward. i think it puts us in a very good place. and i think you probably will see legislation come out of the senate, most certainly and probably out of the house and
we'll have legislation by the end of summer. >> here is the graeme work i guess we're talking about right now. a path to citizenship for people in the country illegally right now. strengthening the borders, improving the tracking of visitors. a large percentage of people in the country illegally simply overstay their visas. >> almost half. >> and a new employment verse ficti verification system. how important for all of these things to be done well, so it's not like 1986, where congress and the president think they fixed it, only to address it 20 years later? >> well, look, without question, countries of success throughout all times are countries that bring immigrants. it's a good sign. a sign of vitality and health of the country. we need to know who is here, why they are here and whether we want to keep them. we have to choose as americans, not them. so i think in this process, that's what we're going to do. clearly half of the people here,
people who overstayed their v a visas, not coming to a border, but who flew in. the other issue we have to look at, is to give discretion back to judges, so they can fix little problems along the way. a huge portion of folks here, almost 5 million, are people who under the old system would have been able to get legalized because they married an american or other reasons would have been given. but because they have committed some act of coming in illegally, overstaying their visa, have to go out of the country and wait years to get back in. obviously, they don't want to do that. they want to be with their families. when we fix this, we'll fix it for long term, and i think the elements are in place, we're in a go ahead place here and we've got to fix this. this is costing us $18 billion. this is -- more than we spend on drug enforcement, more than we spend on the fbi. and clearly we spend a lot of money, we got net zero right now, but we need a system that
works. >> let me tell you, where there seems to be the most consensus and enthusiasm quite frankly is some sort of a plan to allow more people who come here and study for stem science, technology, and math. we have two conversations. some who want a pathway to citizenship, amnesty, but there is more consensus about bringing skilled workers in. do you think that's where you will see the move first? >> let's not overstate that. people educated in the united states -- and the greatest post graduate system on earth. we get people from all over the world. some of the bright people who want to stay, we should capture, we don't want them going somewhere else and being our competition. we need to capture them. in areas where we need specifically skilled workers, where we don't have enough americans, i don't mind for a
while that we -- we pick up some of those people. but we have to have the vision to train up our own people. to educate our own people, to give our own people opportunities. in limited times, in times where we need folks, absolutely. just, for example, in the agricultural field, where we need workers, don't have enough american workers or american workers aren't willing to do it, we need a program where we can cover it and go back. >> i'm sure we'll speak with you again. a long, complicated process. 36 minutes after the hour. president obama vowed to sign a $50 billion hurricane sandy relief bill as soon as it hits its desk. the senate passed it yesterday, after a four-week delay that started a bipartisan fury of those lawmakers from the area. senators denied an effort to
require budget cuts elsewhere to offset the cost. let's take a look at top stories trending this morning. the prognosis not good for winter x games snow mobiler caleb moore. in critical condition in grand junction, colorado. he underwent heart surgery. doctors say he is experiencing a secondary complicatiocomplicati. moore's grandfather says it's almost certain he is not going to make it. casey anthony's attorney says she might consider a career as a paralegal. she has seen how the legal system works up close. the 26-year-old acquitted on murder charges in the death of her daughter, kaleigh. the attorney admits any paralegal future is a long way off. "you don't go from being the most hated woman in the world to living a normal life."
>> finished being the queen. queen bea triks announcing that after 33 years on the throne, she is ready to pass it on to her son. this is a largely ceremonial role. he will become king april 30th. the 75th birthday and the 200th anniversary of the kingdom is the reason. passing on. >> a nice thing. and one happy 45-year-old. pho foam party on the beach. windy conditions off the coast of australia, turning up big waves and plenty of seafoam. looks like a washing machine overflow. those aren't soap bubbles, just seafoam. so much foam it's hard to see the water. another reason to travel to australia. >> beautiful pictures there in australia. not the dead of winter there. first sign of hillary 2016 movement.
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welcome back. john berman, here with a preview in for soledad. >> yesterday, sitting right there. we have a big show on "starting point." immigration reform. comprehensive coverage of everything going on today. illinois senator dick durbin. marsha blackburn and bob menendez, all weighing in on major proposals happening right now. plus, is your college education paying off? why you may be overqualified for your job. something no one has ever said to me, actually. one of my favorites, director and screen writer behind "silver linings playbook" will be here.
>> have you seen it? >> i haven't. looking forward to it. >> oh, that and "argo," my favorites. >> thank you, john. the threat of powerful thunderstorms maybe tornadoes, jennifer delgado, tracking the extreme weather threat for us. so much to report, give me the lowdown. >> that's right. seeing severe storms popping up through parts of eastern texas and into central and western parts of oklahoma. we have a tornado watch in effect until noon central time. now, we're talking about some of the storms becoming very strong and some isolated tornadoes popping up. you have to see for yourself, a lot more lightning starting to pop up and down toward the south, up through parts of texas to the west of wichita falls, more storms are really starting to develop as we go through the morning hours. as we show you the graphic here, we want to talk about the severe weather threat. yellow, slight risk category for today. for parts of illinois to houston, and in the orange
shading, moderate threat. and this is the area we're really concerned about for arkansas as well as louisiana and western parts of mississippi. as we go through, later on this afternoon, as well as into the evening hours, these storms will be firing up. but we're really concerned. stop the clock around midnight. look what will be happening. this line developing from parts of houston to chicago. we point this out, because so many people sleeping at that hour. you need to have the noaa weather radio for your own safety. the storms over toward the east on wednesday morning. not done with all of this until thursday. 2 to 4 inches of rain, as well as snow on the back side. back to you guys. it will be wild here. hot across parts of the northeast in comparison to last week. short lived. >> all right. thank you. if hillary clinton decides to run for president in 2016, she will have ready-made fund-raising. the super pac, ready for
hillary, plans to launch in the next couple of weeks. the group already has 50,000 followers on twitter, and its leader says we haven't really done anything yet. before hillary steps down officially as hillary of state, wolf blitzer conduct her exit interview, that coming up today on "the situation room." a soldier recovering from a double arm transplant. doctors performed the surgery on brendan rocco at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. he'll talk to reporters later today, but he has made a few comments on twitter. @bmarr 86. his new arms move a little, and he feels like he finally gets to start over. >> that is incredible. >> there they are. >> tightrope walker nick wallenda, a treat for hometown fans. wallenda, who grew up in sarasota, florida, will perform for friends and neighbors later
today. he will walk on a wire suspended 180 feet over u.s. highway 41. he will be working without a net or harness, but he won't be putting unsuspecting drivers at risk. part of the highway will be shut down during his walk. need to move, can't get your hands on a van? not a problem in portland, oregon. people doing a move by bike. 70 people cleaned out a house using nothing but bike power, and moved it across the city, a ten-mile trip. >> the fastest move overall you can do, instead of two friends and a pickup truck hauling things in over the course of several hours, have yyou have 6 people here, everything in in a matter of minutes. >> the bikes started aing at 11:30 a.m., and they had it all wrapped up by 3:00 p.m.
>> so portland, oregon. my hometown. >> so green. >> it is so portland, oregon. >> no idling truck. no fossil fuels. he hit a shot worth $75,000 and was run over by lebron james at half court. we will talk live -- there he is. michael, about the moment everyone is talking about. right here in our studio. gourmet cat food. ngs mornings are delicious protein rich entrees with garden veggies and egg. fancy feast mornings. the best ingredient is love. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt and.us?one.
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commander in chief coach. and the 6'8" james was as giddy as a school boy to be here. >> i mean, kids from chicago, dallas, texas, michigan, ohio, south dakota, miami, i mean we're in the white house right now. this is like, all right, mom, i made it. >> lebron also showed some inskredible enthusiasm on friday night, when a fan made this once in a lifetime shot. take a look. all right, mike. here we go. >> that was lebron tackling mike drisch for winning $75,000 for
that half court shot. improbable. james was just as happy, because carmex, the company sponsoring this, would give $75,000 to boys and girls club of america. michael from illinois, computer technician and now half court hero, joins us live. take me back that-to-that moment when you made the shot and lebron tackled you, did you see him coming? what were you thinking? >> you saw his face there. >> you had never met him before? that was your first interaction with him? all 6'8" of him. >> yeah, it was great. >> tell me about the shot. i know you practiced two days straight, but only made the shot once and then in front of a crowd of 20,000, nerves have to set in. did you ever think it would go in? >> i was hoping it would.
>> when you saw it sink, what did you think? >> i made it. i needed to make it. >> $75,000, wearing the carmex sweatshirt. after taxes, it works out to $62,000. what are you going to do with it? >> after i pay taxes, i'm going to see my mother. she has alzheimer's and my sister is taking care of her and my brother is there in utah. get out there, see where it goes from there. >> the big check that you got. and i understand you spent some time with the heat players and the heat dancers. i was recently at a miami heat game. it is incredible to watch not just the players, but also dancers. tell us what was the experience like? >> went with the flow. never experienced that before obviously. so it was a great feeling. >> yeah, i bet.
i bet. you from illinois as i mentioned. just outside of chicago. >> from wisconsin. milwaukee area. >> okay. milwaukee. you were a bulls fan, right? >> pretty much. pretty much. >> not anymore. >> have to cheer for your home team. they are the champs. i had no problem going there and doing the thing. >> this has gone viral. can you believe it? 100,000 views. pretty incredible, right. mike, congratulations. >> thank you. >> if you want, i'm available to take some of that money from you. >> mike, no. you pay your bills, go see your mother. >> congratulations. no, enjoy this win. enjoy this moment. so glad you came in to spend time with us. all right, christine. best advice from one of the stars of tv's "mob wives."
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