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good morning. it was a short weekend for you. right? i'm robin meade. good morning, sunshine. we have so many stories happening today. so let's just jump right into those. news in the fast lane. >> we have evidence at this point to indicate that it was a publicity stunt. >> uh-huh! the balloon boy saga take as new twist. why authorities now say the whole thing was a hoax. a university of connecticut football players awarded saturday's game ball, but a few hours later was stabbed to death. start way story a lot of you are talking about on our facebook page still today. that is now, colorado
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authorities say the whole balloon boy incident was a hoax. last thursday you sma been among the millions all over the world who watched what they thought was a runaway balloon way little boy inside. investigators believe 6-year-old falcon heene's parents orchestrated it to get a reality tv show. the sheriff says the couple is used to being onstage. >> after the fact we have since learned, as many of you have, that these people are actors. not only have they appeared in several reality television shows and on youtubes, we have since determined that, in fact, they met together, the way that they met, established a relationship, was in acting school. >> authorities say an interview the family did on cnn's "larry king live" was the turning point. at one point falcon seemed to suggest the incident was for show. the heenes' repeatedly denied. >> i felt extremely betrayed.
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angry for my kids. you don't upset children and use your own child to try and benefit yourself. >> well, the heenes have a lawyer. you're going to hear what he has to say about possible felony charges. in less than ten minutes, let me poent out the authorities are the ones saying it bass a hoax. we don't have anybody admitting from the family that was it. more from their attorney. and a huge shift in what the police says use of marijuana. the obama administration will announce today will going to stop going after patients who use medical marijuana as long as it's legal in their state. the same goes for their suppliers. sources say the justice department decided that it has more important things to worry about. new this morning, a u.s. soldier was killed yesterday in a car accident in northern iraq. military officials say that two other troops were injured. the crash is under investigation. 4,350 military personnel have died in iraq since the war started six years ago.
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justice sotomayor is sharing behind the scenes dirt about experiences the day she became a member of the supreme court. as a reunion this weekend she told fail oh yale law school alumni her nomination process was so tightly scripted what she wore to her acceptance ceremony was chosen for her. she was told to bring five students and one would are recommended. a connecticut football player and soon to be dad was stabbed to death on campus. here's rafer with more on that story. what a shame. >> a very sad story. police still looking for the suspect or suspects who stabbed and killed 20-year-old jasper howard on campus. this incident occurred as a school-sanctioned dance outside of the student union with campus police there. police say someone pulled a fire alarm in the building, there was an altercation outside, that is when the stabbing occurred. howard, soon to be a father, had just had the best game of his
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career in a win over lou vial. forcing a fumble there. hoping to play in the nfl. his teammates say they're going to look after his unborn child. >> the idea that he will grow up without his father tears me apart. what it will be like for that young child. but as jasper looks down on us, i can promise him and his family that son, or daughter, will have 105 uncles the rest of his life. >> howard was the first one in this family to attend college. his mom says she talked to him right after the game saturday. he was incredibly excited and also said he was a good kid who never got in trouble. >> what a shame. thank you. a third person has died now after spending time in a sweat lodge in arizona. the 49-year-old woman had been
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in a coma. the sheriff says the sauna-like structure was covered with tarps an blankets used for spiritual cleansing. at a retreat run by self-help author earl ray. the 2016 olympics turned into a war zone over the weekend. 14 people kill and a police chopper shot out of the sky in rio de janeiro. two policemen died in bloody clashes between rival street gangs. heavy machine guns brought down the shop's chopper. thousands of police officers are now patrolling the streets. amazing piece of video. isn't it? this is the say that will be hosting the 2016 olympic. somebody paid $15,000 for clump a hair believed to be from elvis. it sold at an auction yesterday. grosses me out. a haircut had e got when he ran
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the army in 1958. a man who ran the elvis fan club had it and is shirt went for $52,000. also for sale, photos and elvis peds dispensers. did you know? >> did you know, robin, there's a woman in georgia with a wart from elvis? >> oh! did you read that in that book called "weird georgia"? >> yes. >> a number of different states have it. "weird new jersey," "weird georgia," maybe your state. good morning. >> what's going on? let me show you what's happening. if you watched any nfl game, rainy, cold, even snowy in foxboro because of a nor'easter. and early season one. now it's pulling away from maine. a little light rain wrapped up there, light snow showers basically all north of bangor. everything is sliding over to the east. just a morning event. still breezy for you out that way, not at windy as yesterday. below it, it's high pressure. it's a very cold atmosphere. sfreez warnings, all the areas shaded in purple. in fact, that cold air goes all
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the way down to tampa. tampa broke a record low for the morning. 49 degrees. farther south, still fort myers, 51 degrees. record low temperatures for you. the other readings, 36 in roanoke. 31 in charleston, west virginia. towards baltimore, 35. 39 degrees in philadelphia. wilmington, aerntd the coast, 43 degrees. cold for this time of year and the cold air extends down to the south. 36 in berming hal. 34 now in nashville. atlanta 38 and charlotte right about 33 degrees. the main story for the east coast, the cold air. the rest of country? not much going on weatherwise except for the wind from dallas through the great lakes. check out the clouds coming in across the northern rockies and more rain just offshore from northern parts of california. also, hurricane rick out in the pacific. looks like it's moving up to the northwest. should bend in towards la pas sometime thursday, but not as a category 5. where it was over the weekend. robin, this thing had 180 mile-per-hour sustained winds on saturday night. second strongest hurricane ever recorded out that way.
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so it is budsing itself down. let me show you a picture from saturday morning. senior producer susan on vacation at gulf shores. >> oh, so haunting looking. >> how awesome is that? the cold air mass stretching from the north right over the gulf of mexico. water temperature, about 70 degrees or so. air temperature, 48. get that cold air over the warmer layer of air just above the water, condenses up the clouds. >> looks like she's in a plane or something. >> it looked beautiful, but you don't want to see that on a vacation, like, the last one of the summer. you continue to want to see that, because you know it's cold. more in a little bit. >> thanks. for a lot of us, the point of no return. we're fwhot going to see fall again -- >> we're done with summer. two stores offering you cash. good news in a bad economy. and it is also good for the environment, apparently.
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okay. we always salute our troops today. sergeant stephen from his proud army waif saying stephen deployed to iraq about nine months after they got married. spent their first anniversary missing them, but knows they will have many more they're going to spend together. if you have somebody in the service, we'd be happy to help you salute them. cnn.com/robin. have you heard that the balloon boy incident, police are calling it a hoax? now, the sheriff in larimer county, colorado says richard heene staged the whole thing it try to get a reality tv show. core responsibility richard lui. can i say a lot of our viewers said that was the case. someone who worked with heene is cooperate corroborating the claim. >> a student at a university, in a paid interview said he worked for richard heene about two moss earlier in the year. thomas told the website he ended up taking down, writing down, heene's reality show proposals
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and one of them sounded a lot like what happened last week. >> the idea that they had proposed was sort of re-enacting the roswell ufo phenomenon, that they would launch this weather balloon and i guess make people believe that it was -- it was a ufo, and exploit that controversy as a way to promote this television show. >> and thomas also said the proposal they did discuss did not involve the kids. meanwhile, the sheriff wants to charge heene and his wife with at least three felonies including conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and attempting to influence a public servant. now, the family's lawyer says he hasn't seen any evidence beyond speculation, but he says the heenes are willing to turn themselves in. >> i think it's child abuse for law enforcement to slap the cuffs on a couple of parents in the presence of three kids and haul them off to jail. when those parents are facing
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low-level charges, and have expressed a willingness to turn themselves in. >> the sheaest said it's not likely they would serve jailtime if convicted. so if an ad says we can get rid of anything on your credit score, you bet are watch out. people who are desperate to clean up their credit reports are getting ripped off. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking after that. >> a lot of people now especially with interest rates so low, thinking, i could only refinance if i could just clean up my credit score. be careful, though. there are two companies, they're small companies, settling with the ftc, but it's a good reminder that in case you were hoping that some company could come in, waive their magic wand and clean up your credit report, they can't. they can't legally do that. nothing on your credit report can be removed if it's true and current. those are the ftc rules. any company that promises you
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otherwise, you should be smelling something fishy in. that's a tip-off. plus, a lot of times, companies will ask that you pay them up front. but, look. by law, the ftc says, they have to perform the service before they take any of your money. so those are two little alarm bells that should go off for you. be careful. don't get ripped off. now, if you're shopping at target, bring in your reusable shopping bag, because they will give you a five cent discount every time you use one. someone have to be a target bag. any old bag you bring in. good news in a bad economy. save a little that way. target said in a pilot program, 58% fewer bags were used. that's according to "usa today." it's also good for the environment in many ways. doesn't end up in a landfill or in the ocean and cbs recently started giving out bonuses, too, if you don't tick a plastic bag, cvs. cameras inside a bus captured a frightening crash. wait until you see what happened
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to the other vehicle.
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afghanistan is facing a crisis that could impact whether more u.s. troops get sent there. two officials tell the associated press that enough ballots were thrown out to trigger a runoff in afghanistan's august presidential election. they say they've seen the results of the ballot fraud investigation. the white house says it can't decide on troops until it gets worked out. >> the question does not come, how many troops you send, but do you have a credible afghan partner for this process that can provide the security and the type of services the afghan people need? >> president karz karzai is on the ballot. the main challenger says karzai's influencing the process. karzai denies this.
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tom brady did something no other quarterback has done. other than -- okay. i won't go there. hi, rafer. >> that's okay. good. if you're wondering, hmm, maybe the folks at home are wandering, hmm. see how that works? and he did it in the snow because of an early season nor'easter. right, bob? check out the conditions, what i'm talking about in foxbr oh, massachusetts. normally when you see it all snowy like that, they're not doing what he did. he threw five touchdown passes in under ten minutes in the second quarter in a blowout of didn't fn nobody's ever done that before. led to the highest half time lead in history, 49-0 and one of the largest blowouts, 59-0, an absolute embarrassment for tennessee. and speaking of embarrassed. drew brees and the saints had a breeze with the giants. brees is a little guy by nfl
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standards, under six feet but playing like a giant. spoiled the homecoming for eli manning who grew up a few miles from the superdom. daunte wesley at the bottom of your screen, lays out smith after smith called for a fair catch. you can't do this. totally vulnerable, wesley levels him. he claims he mistimed his hit, but he leaves his feet and leads with his helmet and should definitely be fined. he would be ejected. smith had to leave the game as the two teams fought. wesley should also be suspended. the oakland raiders had 12 men on the field. okay. it was a pigeon. it's down at the bottom of your screen. lining up on kickoff, the pigeon get into position and off they go. the pigeon's is the outside man. okay? >> he darn near gets in the way. >> stayed on the field the entire game. tell you what, he seemed to help the raiders stunningly beat the
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physical eagles. the pigeon signed to a three-year $29 mil deal. as a response, it was, coo. needed a rabbi to come to his defense. not a joke. that's a real story. i'm not, like, that actually happened. >> thank you. all right. tens of thousands of people walked to raise money for aids research yesterday. despite the tough times, the 25th annual l.a. aids walk raised more than $3 million. organizers say that the walk was especially important this year, because of deep cuts to the budget for hiv and aids research. a 17-year-old pilot walked away virtually unharmed from a fiery plane crash over the weekend and just in time, because witnesses say the small plane burst into flames seconds after he called out. the teen reportedly had trouble just after takeoff. his plane snapped a power pole before slamming into the road. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like that before, and immediately my mother yells, call 911.
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we saw a number of people running over to the plane, and i began to yell at them, saying, get away, because you know it's going to explode. in about 15 seconds later, it exploded. the high school pilot had only minor injuries. wow. okay. monday we have a lot of business travelers. maybe getting back at the old grind. hi, bob? >> if you're traveling on a plane today -- >> i hate it when we do that. always ask for stories about planes not it be up against our travel segment. yes. must have been a monday blooper. >> no problems today. really. at least weatherwise. not that bad. and the flight explorer first. rain coming in across northern california. the bay area, sfo, san francisco. rain across northern california. that low spreads in rain and low clouds across the bay area and wind, too. that's probably going to be the area with the longest deceive lace. san francisco, count on about an hour. mainly in the afternoon. detroit, chicago, dallas, ought gusting winds. more in a bit.
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>> got it. thank you. three men running in a half marathon have died. they all collapsed with minutes of each other. what in the world happened? @@@
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we were manipulated by the family and the media was ma nip plated by the family. >> authorities believe the heenes were trying to get a reality tv show, but the couple insisted the incident was not a hoax. the chief of iran's revolution area guard says the united states, britain and pakistan are linked to a weekend suicide bombing. 42 people were killed, including five senior guard commanders. a sunni group takes responsibility for the attack, but iran says that the united
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states and others helped fund that group. the obama administration is backing off going after medical marijuana patients and suppliers as long as it's legal in their state. sources say the new guidelines for federal drug agents will be announced today. the reason? the justice department decided it wasn't a good use of manpower. a typhoon is threatening to hate country still under water tr back-to-back storms. more than 850 people have died in the philippines. a tropical storm flooded the country more than three weeks ago only to have a typhoon hit days later. the layest typhoon could hit the philippines on thursday. those are some of our headlines this morning. maybe your alarm clock is just ringing, sleepy head. i'm robin meade. back to this balloon incident. remember, it captured the country's attention. investigators now say it was all a hoax. but on friday, they stressed to the media, if you remember, that they believe the heene family story. what gives? correspondent richard lui, good
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morning to you. the sheriff admitted they were intentionally misleading the media? >> reporter: right. >> i guess a tactic here. >> reporter: right. their move. the sheriff said she needed to keep the trust of the family there so that they would be able to interview each and every one of them. that's what they wanted to do. continue to keep that conversation with the investigators, and, again, objective here, have separate interviews with each member of the family. >> mr. heene voluntarily came in here under the pretext of, we were going to return his aircraft to him. unbeknownst to him at the same time, the minute he hit the door here, we had investigators prepare to go to the house and talk to ms. heene and try to gain her cooperation as well as conduct interviews with her and the children. >> now, the heene's attorney also agreed to lie detector tests and did take them, but the sheriff has not told them if they passed or not, robin. >> so investigators also say there's no way that little 6-year-old falcon could have
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been in the balloon. now they're talking science, i guess. >> they are. dg calculations. when it started the sheriff's department called a balloon expert at colorado university. given the dimensions provided at the time, he said the balloon would have been able to carry the 37-pound boy. once it landed they found out the balloon agos 18 pounds more than heene originally said. experts say that means it would not have been able to lift off with the boy onboard. that balloon is about, four, five feet tall, 18, 20 feet in diameter. rob robin? >> in other words, authorities are thinking heene knew it couldn't lift the boy yet told everyone he was afraid maybe the boy was in there. >> when they look at the calculations. >> it's a story dominating the news and your thoughts. on our facebook page, dana says, people will do anything to get attention or a reality show nowadays. really sad. but even more pathetic to exploit your own family. charity says, pay all rescue
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costs and do community service looking for other children who really are lost. serve jailtime. despicable. brenda said i sided with the family and wanted to believe it was not a hoax. i think i am more sympathetic for the children and how all of this will affect them. i have to point out the heenes haven't admitted anything. they're saying they're innocent of the accusaiss. we give you the views, we give you the news. go to cnn.com/robin. it will take you to our facebook page. a 16-year-old girl is in serious condition after she was beaten in a street fight in chicago that may have involved at least 25 people. four people have been charged in the attack and will appear in court next month. witnesses say the fight started after people started talking trash with each other. >> at least 35, 40. >> golf club, baseball bats, 2 x
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4s they jumped at the car. >> i can't say what's going on when i sea so mooch meanness and hatred and these are just kids. >> just the latest in a string of violence involving kids in the chicago area. since january, at least 47 school-aged kids have been killed. most died from gunshots. after a boy was beaten to death several weeks ago, president obama sent members of his cabinet to chicago to push for solutions to all the violence. the future of iran's nuclear program takes center stage in vienna. world powers are meeting at the nuclear watchdog agency. the u.s., russia and france are huddling with officials from iran about a deal reached earlier this month. that's when iran agreed to send enriched uranium abroad for testing and sent back for cancer research. three men unexpectly
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collapsed and died during a marathon in detroit. this morning, the first time i learned it was a half marathon. so they had obviously less exhaustion than someone in a marathon would. so what gives? >> the big question, robin, that hasn't been answered. all three of these guys died of cardiac arrest. the weather was cool, ideal for running. get this, all men collapsed with 20 minutes of one another. the first a 36-year-old man at 9:00 a.m. then a 65-year-old man who we're told had a massive heart attack and hit the ground incredibly hard and then a 26-year-old man collapsed after he crossed the finish line. all of the men were rushed to a nearby hospital where they were pronounced dead. officials say they had six medical stations and 60 medical professionals on scene. by the way, robin, the last time somebody died with this marathon, or involved with it, 1994. back to you. >> thank you. we've got really incredible video of a bus smashing into an suv in new mexico. this is what it looked like when
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the bus couldn't stop in time for an suv making a turn. officials say that the bus driver is not at fault. >> all right. check out the suv. flat as a pancake. it took two hours 0 get the driver out. amazingly, she does not have any life-threatening injuries. bob called it on friday. bob said, that's a hoax! talking about the balloon boy thing. you have to point out that, i mean, i think 134 people are saying just because authorities say it's a hoax it must certainly be. until until proven guilty, and they haven't said that it was a hoax. >> that's true. >> the family has not admitted anything. >> true. essentially for me the bunldal of nerves that poor boy was on the "today" show. >> he ralphed two times on tv, because of the stress he must have been under. >> that's what tipped it off. plus the launch video. i don't know. we've showed that before. it's a little suspect. >> hi, bob.
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>> what's up, robin? this weather brought to you by tylenol. what's going on across the region? big area of high pressure. it's an arctic high and settles up across the ohio valley. that's the center of it. the cold air is underneath this thing, goes all the way down to florida. tampa already broke a record low for the morning at 49 degrees. steadily liming up a bit. notice the clouds and rain from the nor'easter almost offshore. i think it's not going to be a bad day for you. here's new york city. live here now, because what a better day than it was yesterday. i don't know if you watched the jets' game. breezy, snow across foxboro up in new england. the time lapts, sun coming up on the upper east side. how beautiful is that? cold start, though, rob. cold temperatures, only up to 54, 55 degrees. cooler than average. about 62 in the day in central park. looking nice with the leaves changing. and rain showers off the coast of maine. just about over with. all the areas shaded in purple. the blue shaded area under a frost advisory, temperatures
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well below freezing in some area. reading, 29 in pittsburgh. charleston, west virginia, 31. 33 towards knoxville. 33 in charlotte. 38 degrees in atlanta. outside north georgia, low 30s. 41 mobile. cold air by tampa, 48 degrees. a new record, were you at 49 just last hour. a new record four. you can see cloud cover across the rocky mountains. one weak area of low pressure. another one off the coast of north california. you'll get showers out of that and also watching that major hurricane still as a category 3 storm. 125 mile-per-hour sustained winds. over the weekend a cat 5. 180 mile-per-hour sustained winds. where it's located. mexico, baja, california. continuing to press to the north-northwest and ultimately bend back with the trough pushing it later. strike you right around southern parts of ba la by thursday as probably category 2. more on that in a half hour.
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>> so this thing was a category 5. as high as it gets? >> category 5, 150 or greater. doesn't get anything above a category 5. 180, where it was located. not gusts. sustained winds. unbelievable. >> bobby, thank you. >> good to see you. time for us to pay bills. back after this.
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almost 30,000 soldiers have fought their way into the heart
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of the taliban territory. that's from pakistan officials. the country has lost a massive offensive against militants near the afghanistan border. military reps say this is important because the area is a power base for insurgents. now, they've been blamed for deadly bombings over the last few weeks. did you know pet turtles can carry dangerous salmonella? apparently plenty of parents didn't know. researchers say that small turtles made over 100 people sick during an outbreak that started in 2007, and most of them were kids. smelling -- selling small turtles -- smelling -- as pets has been banned since 1975, butmenty of still sold illegally. now, the ban affects turtles smaller than four inches around. secure jobs and a chance to serve with the unemployment rates rising. more young plen and women are turning to the military. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. i think some people were
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slightly surprised by that, because we are involved in two wars that have lasted a long time, but still the recruitment numbers have been fulfilled. >> yeah. haven't been so popular, yet a lot of people signing up. the military says it has a lot to do with the economy. we wanted to take you inside. we talked about how the pentagon meet or beat its recruitment goals. first of all, recruits can typically make, recruits, about $18,000 a year by the end of their first year. plus they get free health care, they get housing allowance, food allowances, and, of course, i'm sure you know they've been waving around big bonuses to try and get people to sign up. look at that. you can make almost a year's worth of salary just to sign up. some of the dollars there. also, good news for the pentagon, for everybody. they said the newest ranks really well educated, 96% are high school graduates. above their targets. remember, for a while, right? there was criticism they were trying to get anybody they could to sign up.
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they're meeting what they call their own quality targets. women's pay has risen faster than mens in this recession. in the past two years the median wages for women up more than 3%. just 2% for the guys. that's the "wall street journal" citing government data. now, men still make more than women do. $155 mariaa week. but the recession hit men harder. construction and factory jobs, meanwhile, women's fields have done better. education and health care. this isn't the way you like to see progress at all, but interesting to see some is happening. back to you. >> calling it the mancession, basically. "saturday night live" has had plenty high-profile guests but making it to the "weekend update" deck, and you won't believe what "it" had to say.
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the "weekend update" desk on "saturday night live" had a member of a high-pro nile news story. the balloon that had people glued to their tvs last week. >> get out of here balloon. >> why? >> because you're not news. >> but i was on the news for a whole day. >> that doesn't make you news, balloon. >> what if i told you i had a boy inside of me? >> do you have a boy inside of you, balloon? >> no. >> get out of here, balloon. >> seth -- >> what? >> i'm sorry. >> oh. >> it's my fault. >> it's okay, balloon. >> i'm just a balloon. >> "snl" also featured a guest appearance from dwayne johnson doing his role as the rock obama. >> a popular halloween costume, i guess. >> the balloon? >> people are going it try to dress up as a balloon. for the moms, let's throw something together with foil. it will be the balloon.
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>> exactly. wrap foil around it, off you go. every will know. >> brett favre at 40 years old keeps on winning. hi, rafer. >> hold on while i try to get my foot completely in my mouth as far as favre, because he and the vikings, they keep winning. they are the only 6-0 team in the nfl right now. okay. it's working. you can cut down on the hate mail. the vikes, they were down by one with about three minutes left. what happens? brett favre does this. throws this hong bass to sydney rice. threw to a lot of receivers but he was cooking with rice. another former packer, ryan longwell puts the vikings up. the ravens respond. drove down the field with two seconds left. the field goal for the win -- wide left. favre, can't even watch. didn't even watch. he said, what happened? what happened? he missed it. i guess he couldn't tell by everybody cheering. not cheers in new york. mark sanchez, the new york jets' rookie, all the rage, praising him like crazy, the buffalo
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bills made him look silly sunday. five interceptions and the jets lost to buffalo. lost to buffalo in overtime. he's got eight picks in the last two game. hopefully he can turn it around. wackiness from english turn. wackiness from english soccer. watch what it hits. a beach ball! on the field. there it is. a beach ball! this should not have counted. but the refs let it stand. the teams and the players don't protest! that was the only goal scored. nobody read the handbook? even i know that that's not something that should stand. and if that's not enough, check this out. the knicks and their coach gets ejected for arguing but refuses to leave. what happens? a rabbi coming down and starts sticking up for the coach.
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a rabbi, a coach and a referee all walk into a gym. finally he's escorted out by security. >> oh, my goodness. i can't say i've seen that before. >> i can't say that i have either. i know. what's wackier, that or the soccer goal? just a wacky day in sports. >> thank you. just have to think of a punch line now, right? the punch line is the knicks. has been the knicks. another 12 win season. here's what it looks like across the season. if you're traveling out there, not a big deal if you're flying today unless you're going in or out of the bay area. rain and wind. one hour or more delay. wind is going to be really affecting you around detroit later today. about a half hour delay. chicago half hour delays as well. winds will be about 30 miles per hour. dallas gusty winds also, 30, maybe 35 miles per hour by the afternoon. other than that, the rest of the east kwoes looks really good. so does the rest of the west
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coast except for san francisco. i'm loving our facebook comments about the balloon boy controversy this morning. a halloween costume has lots of people talking. it's an illegal alien. is it harmless or is it offensi offensive?
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good morning. how are you doing? it's monday. gosh, that was a quick weekend, wasn't it? i'll tell you what, during the weekend and overnight we've had a lot of new stories come in. i'm robin meade. let's get the news in the fast lane. >> we have evidence at this point to indicate that it was a publicity stunt. >> the balloon boy saga takes a new twist. why authorities now say the whole thing was a hoax. a university of connecticut football star was awarded saturday's game ball. but a few hours later, he was stabbed to death. a terrifying bus crash is caught on tape. nobody seriously hurt.
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you may not believe that when you see what happened to the suv involved. first, though, a 6-year-old boy's parents will probably face charges for allegedly staging the story that he floated away in a balloon. now, last thursday you may have been among the millions all over the world who watched what they thought was a runaway balloon with a little boy possibly inside. the colorado authorities say it was a publicity stunt so the heene family could get their own reality tv show. >> after the fact we have since learned as many of you have that these people are actors. not only have they appeared in several reality television shows and on youtubes, we have since determined that, in fact, they met together, the way that may met and established their relationship was in acting school. >> authorities say in an interview the family did on cnn's "larry king live" was the turning point. at one point falcon seemed to suggest that the incident was for a show. but the heenes denied it was a
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hoax. their neighbors are still outraged. >> i feel extremely betrayed. i am angry for my kids. you don't upset children. and you don't use your own child to try and benefit yourself. >> the heenes do have a lawyer. in about ten minutes you're going to hear what he said this morning about possible felony charges. a u.s. soldier has been killed in a car accident in northern iraq. this happened yesterday. a military official says two other troops were injured. the crash is under investigation. 4,350 military personnel have died in iraq since the war started six years ago. new this morning, a huge shift in the way that the government polices marijuana. two justice department officials say that the obama administration will announce today that it's going to stop going after patients who use medical marijuana as long as it's legal in their state. the same goes for their suppliers. sources say that the justice department decided that it has more important things to worry about. an air force pilot who died
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in a mid-air collision never had a chance to eject. that is what a military official says. the pilot's f-16 collided with another military jet. authorities are still searching for his remains. the other pilot landed safely, but was injured. they were doing training maneuvers over the atlantic near south carolina. a connecticut football player and soon to be dad was stabbed to death on campus. here's rafer with more on this. it's a heartbreaking story. >> yeah, robin. the victim's mother said she got a phone call from this young man because he was thrilled after having been given the game ball. hours later, she got another call saying her son had been killed. suspects are still looking for the man or men who stabbed and killed 20-year-old jasper howard. it happened on campus during a school sanctioned dance outside of the student union. police say someone pulled a fire alarm in the building. then there was an altercation outside. that's when the stabbing occurred. howard, as robin said, a soon to be father. he'd just had the best game of his career in a win over
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louisville. he had hoped to play in the nfl. number 6 there. his teammates talked about his unborn child. >> the idea that he will grow up without his father tears me apart. just it ain't what it would be like for that young child. but as jazz looks down on us, i can promise him and his family that son will have 105 -- or daughter will have 105 uncles for the rest of its life. >> he was the first one in the family to attend college. his mom said he was a good kid who never got into trouble. >> there's no more explanation this morning just yet about what was going on? there was a fight and he ended up being stabbed? >> police say they believe the suspects do not g to school at uconn. they don't have any other
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information other than that. just as sonia sotomayor is sharing some of the behind the scenes dirt on her experiences the day she became a member of the supreme court. at a reunion this weekend she told fellow yale law school alumni her nomination process was so tightly scripted what she wore to her acceptance ceremony was chosen for her. she was told to bring five suits and one would be recommended. the host for the 2016 olympics turned into a war zone over the weekend. 14 people killed and a police helicopter shot out of the sky in rio deja near row. police said heavy machine guns brought down the chopper. do you see this piece of tape? yikes. thousands of police officers are now patrolling the streets. someone paid $16,000 for a clump of hair believed to be from elvis. it sold at auction yesterday. the hair was supposedly from a haircut he got when he joined
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the army in 1958. a man who ran an elvis fan club had it. a shirt of elvis's went for $52 thou thou ,000. also for sale, photos and elvis pez dispensers. did you know? >> yeah. five minutes after the hour. the hair thing kind of grossed me out. >> just the way it was displayed was a little rough. >> i think that's a deal. are you not tired? let me ask you. are you not tired of how cold it is this early in the season? >> come on, robin, it's october 19th. we're just in the beginning stages of it. whoa, whoa, whoa! it's going to be a cold winter. what can i tell you? foxborough yesterday that game against the patriots and oilers, two inches on the ground already. that nor'easter is now sliding away from the gulf of maine. it's taking some of the wind
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away wit as well. high pressure has built in pretty nicely. underneath the high it's a cold air mass. the coldest air we've seen so far this year. freeze warnings, all the areas shaded in purple. blue shaded counties all under a frost advisory. temperatures bear out the coldness. 34 in roanoke, 31 in charles ston. even cincinnati 34 degrees right now. pittsburgh still well below freezing. 28 degrees now. 35 in raleigh, 34 in charlotte, 37 in atlanta. tampa already broke a record at 48 degree. now back up to 50. orlando 52. look at temperature readings around the region. 34 in nashville. clear skies are out there now. it's going to be nice for you central parts of tennessee through kentucky. i'll tell you, it's a cold start. up to about 65 today. that's nashville right there. >> that looks cold. >> looks very -- does not feel like october, robin. you're right. i poo-pooed your reaction, but you're correct.
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these are record breaking temperatures. >> i had to turn on the heat last night. way early. back to our stop story, authorities are now calling the whole balloon boy thing a hoax. and they say that a researcher who worked for the boy's father has some unique insight to back up their claims. one state is setting guidelines in the case of a massive flu epidemic. reports say some very sick people could be denied certain care if there is an outbreak.
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today our salute to our troops goes to sergeant steven doyen from his proud army wife. she says steve deployed to iraq about nine months after they got married. she spent their first anniversary missing him. she knows they're going to have a lot more to spend together. maybe you have somebody in the service. sweet sign. go to cnn.com/robin. more details on our top story. all right. the one you can't stop talking
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about. the balloon boy incident that police are now calling a hoax. the sheriff in larimer county, colorado, says richard heene staged the whole thing to try to get a reality tv show. now, correspondent richard lui, i guess i should point out here that the heenes are not admitting anything. you know, this is just what authorities are saying. >> right. >> someone that used to work with richard is cooperating with that claim, it seems like. >> that's right. he has been speaking out. robert thomas is his name. he's a student at colorado state university. in that paid interview i was telling you about, he said he worked for richard heene for about two months earlier this year. thomas told the website he ended uptaking down heene's reality show proposals, writing them down for him. one of them sounded a lot like what happened last week. >> the idea that they had proposed was sort of re-enacting the roswell ufo phenomenon. that they would launch this weather balloon and i guess make
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people believe that it was a ufo and exploit that controversy as a way to promote this television show. >> kind of close there. thomas also saying, robin, the proposal they discussed at that time did not involve the kids, though. >> you know, investigators reportedly called thomas in to hear his story firsthand. it looks like they've been going forward with criminal charges against the heenes, or they intend to can be anyway. >> intend to, right. the sheriff plans to recommend at least three felony charges against heene and his wife including conspiracy, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and attempting to influence a public servant. the family's lawyer just spoke to our sister network, cnn, he said he's not ready to comment on their guilt or innocence. >> i need to see what the evidence shows in this case. the sheriff isn't required to share their evidence with me until charges are filed. i have not seen anything other than a press conference by law enforcement. until that point where they have to give up their evidence, you
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know, i'm shooting in the dark until they have to share it with me. >> robin, the heenes have not been arrested, but their lawyer also saying they would be willing to turn themselves in. >> so it's important, i think, to note here that it's the authorities saying it was a hoehoe hoax. we're really not getting anything from the family like that. they're saying innocent until proven guilty. boy, oh boy. are you commenting on this thing on the facebook page. brian says i believed the entire time it was a hoax. i smelled something when the police were acting the way that there were. no way a kid would have sat still that long. i know i couldn't at that age. i think he means in the attic. the little boy said he was in the attic. casey says i think those parents owe a ton of people a huge apology. i'm sure everyone involved with finding falcon is truly hurt right now. while we give you the news, you give us your views. e-mail us by going to the contact us box at cnn.com/robin. or you can go to our facebook
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page and type away and see what everyone else is typing. some stores are offering you -- you know what? you were not here during all of that last week. she was ill. >> i missed the whole -- it was an amazing thing to suddenly see at the end. you think how do you teach your kids not to cry wolf when you're wearing a wolf costume. shouting -- if that's the case. >> if it ends up being true, exactly. i feel for the three boys. that's for sure. cash at some store. >> i like this. it's a way you can save some money. and it's good for the earth. bringing your reusable shopping bags. at target they're going to start giving you a five cent discount for everyone you use. good news in a bad economy. good for you. good for the earth. target said in a pilot program, shoppers used 58% fewer bags. that's according to "usa today." so all target stores are going to take part in this. they said keep millions of plastic bags out of landfills. stay out of the ocean, too. already whole foods will offer
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you five or seven ten cents back depending on the store if you bring in your own bag. robin reminded me before, just because you go to whole foods, you don't have to bring in the whole foods bag. just because you go into target, don't have to bring in the target bag. bring in any old bag and you'll save the money. >> good. maybe you're traveling. prices are cheap lately if you can afford it. what's your favorite city in the u.s. to visit? if you picked san francisco you're in line with folks who voted it the number of one u.s. city to visit. this is conde gnash's reader choice awards. surprisingly new york made the top five even with friendliness in there. charleston, south carolina was on the list. santa fe, new mexico, new york and chicago, too. get this. the best airline was virgin america. they're pretty new to the united states. mostly out of san francisco. >> wait a minute.
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when i hear virgin america i think british. >> this is that american arm of it. that was kind of a surprise. the best car rental was hertz. the best international city to visit was sydney, australia. the best pacific islands if you're like robin and feeling co cold, maui and bora bora. >> both of which are far on a plane. a bear saunters to the front door of a convenience store and heads straight for the beer!
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a third person has now died after spending time in a sweat lodge in arizona. the 49-year-old woman had been in a coma. the sheriff says that the sauna like structure was covered with tarps and blankets. it's used for spiritual cleansing. it was at a retreat run by self-help author james arthur ray. he said he hired his own investigators find out what happened. so bear walked in the front door of a convenience store with one thing on his mind. he was captured on tape wandering up and down until he spotted the beer cooler. so he climbed up on top, sat down, and stayed there until wildlife officials arrived. wouldn't that be an al bundy? just sitting there on the couch. >> trying to cool off.
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>> the manager says the bear looked like he knew what he was doing. tom brady did something that no other quarterback has ever done. he threw five touchdowns in less than ten minutes. that arm was warmed up. >> yeah. >> regardless of the weather. >> that's the thing. good morning, robin. he did it in weather where you wouldn't expect this kind of performance. you guys have to see this video. normally when you see this kind of weather, they're running around. they're not doing what he was doing. it's an early season nor'easter in foxboro. 5 td passes. that was a record. 45-0 as the pats would beat tennessee 59-0. talk about embarrassing. it was also embarrassing for the new york giants, i'm afraid, as the saints marched all over them. drew brees had a brees with the g-men. brees is little by nfl standards. under 6 feet. he's playing like a giant. the win also spoiled giant qb
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eli manning's homecoming who grew up right here the dome. wesley lays out ctampa bay' smith. wesley claimed he mistimed his hit. wesley would have to leave the game. the two teams would fight. wesley was ejected. he should be fined. the raiders had 12 men on the field. a pigeon. watch this as the pigeon goes up to the left side of the screen. it's about to go on kickoff coverage. >> just like he was in position. >> just like he was in position. he runs down with them. he was wearing the same colors. it worked out. the raiders would suddenly beat the eagles 13-9. at least one bird came to work. >> hey, bob, travelers. >> do you think al davis knew that wasn't a ballplayer? the man is kind of out there. you know what i'm talking about.
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l.a., if you're trying to travel in or out low clouds in place. we get the morning clouds. let me show you saber flight explor explorer. rain showers around the bay area. more in a bit. they said it would never last.
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responsibility for the attack. iran says the united states and others helped fund that group. the obama administration is backing off going after medical marijuana patients and suppliers as long as it's legal in their state. sources say the new guidelines for federal drug agents will be announced today. the reason? the justice department decided it wasn't a good use of manpower. a typhoon is threatening to hit a country still under water from back to back storms. more than 850 people have died in the philippines. a tropical storm flooded the country more than three weeks ago only to have a typhoon hit it days later. the latest typhoon could hit the philippines on thursday. how's your monday shaping up? i'm robin meade. i think i know what story you're thinking about. back to the balloon incident that captured the country's attention. investigators are now saying that it was all a hoax. but on friday, remember, they were stressing to the media that they believed the heene family's
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story. correspondent richard lui, the sheriff has admitted that they intentionally misled some folks. >> uh-huh. that's right. >> i guess this was their m.o. >> it was their plan. the sheriff says they needed to keep the heene family's trust so they could continue talking to investigators. they especially wanted to get separate interviews with each member of the family. take a listen. >> mr. heene voluntarily came in here under the pretext of we were going to return his aircraft to him. unbeknownst to him at the same time, the minute he hit the door here, we had investigators prepared to go to the house and talk to mrs. heene and try to gain her cooperation as well as conduct interviews with her and the children. >> the heenes' attorney says they also agreed to lie detector tests. so they took them. but the sheriff, robin, has not told him yet whether they passed or not. >> the sheriff says he plans to charge heene and his wife with at least three felonies. that's a change. >> uh-huh. >> there's also a chance that
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they're going to have to pay back the cost of the search effort. how much you talking here? >> taking some guesses at it, authorities haven't released an official total, robin. the cost for just the two military hospitals involved in this search was about $14,000. then you add in the salary for more than 100 emergency personnel. and the estimate goes well over $30,000. the sheriff said last week he would seek restitution if they could prove criminal conduct. the heenes could also, robin, be sued for damage to the wheat field where the balloon finally lan landed as you see in that picture there. >> it's a story that a lot of you have been commenting on. that was friday. now you're commenting again now that authorities say it's a hoax. christopher a. writes, if this hoax is true, there are two concerns that must be addressed, which are the fitness of the parents as the primary caregivers of their three boys and illegal repercussions they must face. either way the future doesn't look too good for them.
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>> jeff says maybe they can be on the lock up series if they want to be on a reality tv show. we give you the news. you give us your views. go to cnn.com/robin. there's a little contact us button. if you're a facebooker, we're on there as well. a 16-year-old girl is in serious condition after she was beaten in a street fight in chicago that may have involved at least 25 people. four people have been charged in the attack and will appear in court next month. witnesses say that the fight started after people started talking crash with each other. >> at least 35, 40. >> golf clubs, baseball bats, two by fours. they jump out the car. >> i can't say what all is going on. but i see so much brute, so much just meanness and hatred. and these are kids. >> this is just the latest in a string of violence involving kids in the chicago area. since january at least 47 school age kids have been killed. most died from gunshots.
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after a boy was beaten to death several weeks ago, president obama sent members of his cabinet to chicago to push for solutions to the violence. the pentagon is putting the brakes on troop deployments to iraq. 3,500 troops were scheduled to go in january. and the combat unit that they were supposed to replace is still scheduled to come home. a pentagon spokesperson says that this means that iraqry security forces are improving. president obama is deciding whether to send more troops to afghanistan now. three men unexpectedly collapsed and died during a half marathon in detroit. here's rafer. it wasn't exactly like a hot day or something? >> no, robin. upper 20s. upper 30s. by the time these guys were running it was 40 degrees. all three of them were half marathoners. authorities will perform autopsies on all three of them today. but right now they're saying cardiac arrest is the cause of death. they all collapsed within 20 minutes of each other.
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a a 36-year-old man at 9:00 a.m., 65-year-old, and a 26-year-old man that collapsed after crossing the finish line. all pronounced dead at the hospital. they have six medical stations and 60 medical professionals on scene at the time. robin? >> strange. i wonder, you know, what the deal was, why three of them collapsed? all right. we just got some incredible video of a bus smashing into an suv in mexico. this was from inside the bus here when it couldn't stop in time for an suv making a turn. officials say that the bus driver is not at fault. check out the suv, flat as a pancake. it took two hours to get the driver out. shockingly, he doesn't have any life threatening injuries, thankfully. okay. back to the whole balloon boy thing. i'm more concerned if it is true, about the kids. the little boy was obviously upset the morning after.
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>> he yacked on the morning show. that's theoretically nerves, right, because he knew? >> the parents are denying it. let me show you what's going on across the west. historic storm right now. over the weekend this hurricane rick had 180 mile per hour sustained winds with winds gusting over 200 miles her hour. that's the second strongest hurricane in the eastern pacific on record. the strongest was linda in 1997. it is getting buzzed down a little bit. right now 125 mile per hour sustained wind storm. makes it a category 3. it is going to move up towards the north and gulp in more dry air. i think it's going to fade apart over the next couple days. let me show you the path of this. national hurricane center is thinking it's going to continue northwesterly today. and then turn into a category 2 storm sometime over the wednesday period. i think by thursday morning early should be a very close to
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baja, hast california's southern tip. then rain itself out over mnew mexico. rain showers coming in across idaho. a weak area of low pressure. another one off the california coastline. a little unsettled here. clouds beginning to work its way towards the bay area. winds in the deep south. in dallas your high temperature 77 degrees. nice start for you. right now 56 degrees. it's going to be windy, though. 35 mile per hour winds today. that will give you a couple delays at the airport at d/fw. that's something we're concerned with. otherwise beautiful conditions. we'll talk about that in just a couple minutes. madonna is making her neighbors angry. one of them filed a lawsuit friday saying the pop star is using her new york apartment as a rehearsal studio. she blaering music,
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stomping and shaking the wals sever walls several times a day. got any meetings you have to go to this week? chances are they won't be held under water. the point the president of an entire country wanted to make by doing this meeting under water. we know times are tight. how tight are they when kryou compare women's wages against men's wages?
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almost 30,000 soldiers have fought their way into the heart of taliban territory. that is from pakistan officials. the country has launched a massive offensive against militants near the afghanistan
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border. a military rep says that this is important because the area is a power base for insurgents. they've been blamed for deadly bombings over the last few weeks. an all male college is telling its students not the wear dresses on campus. the cross dressing ban is only one part of the new controversial dress code at morehouse in at lan ta. other no-noes include sagging pants, mouth grills, do rags and pajamas in public. >> h th is about the morehouse legacy, morehouse tradition and our young men prepares themselves to be the leaders they are. >> i can understand where they're coming from. at the same time some things are restricting us from being ourselves. >> the school's rep says the cross-dressing ban is aimed at only a handful of students. students found breaking the code have to change before returning to class. morehouse is a private historically black college. its list of alumni include
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martin luther king jr., spike lee, and samuel l. jackson. can you take a mouth grill out? i never -- i did not think you could take a mouth grill out. i thought it was like -- you can? i thought they were like diamonds and silver on your teeth. if an addict says i must be wrong -- i guess you can take it out. people on the crew are going, you can take it out. if an act sd says we can get ri anything on your credit score, watch out. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> a lot of people think there's a blemish on my credit score. maybe you're angry about it or you think it's not fair. you have to be very careful about getting rid of it. there are two companies settling with the ftc right now over charges basically that they made stuff up, they made illegal claims. in case you were hoping that a company could just come many and kind of get rid of the evidence, they can't. the bottom line is that only
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fake things, problems, mistakes on your credit report can be removed. if it's true and current, they're stuck there. that's the ftc rule. beware of a company that says we can get rid of anything on your credit report. that should tip you off there's a scam happening. a lot of people are getting ripped off. i want you to be careful. plus make sure if a company says they can help you that they fully deliver on their promise before you give them any money. that's another ftc rule that's out there. some companies are getting in trouble for crossing the line. all right. this story is -- it's a little bit morbid. another industry hurt by the recession. cemeteries. this is on the front page of this morning's "usa today." a big reason cemeteries are in trouble? more people are opting for cremation because it's a lot cheaper. only about $3,000 whereas a full funeral can cost you more than twice that. women's pay. it's risen a lot faster than men's during this recession.
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in the past two years, median wages for women, they're up more than 3%. while for men just 2%. that's "the wall street journal" citing government data. it's not really a way that you like to see progress. men are still making a lot more than women. about $155 more a week for a full-time job. we know the recession has hit men harder. it's really eaten into industries that are traditionally male. like construction, factory job. meanwhile where the jobs are getting created are places that are traditionally women's jobs like health care and education. >> i guess it's hit men so hard they're calling it the m mancession. one of the popular costumes this halloween may not be very scary. but it's making some people very angry.
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former alaska governor sarah
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palin is taking her job hunt online. she's posted a resume on linked in. that's a social networking website known as kind of like the facebook for professionals. it lists her work experience including her stint as vice presidential candidate. he says she's interested in job inquiries, business deals, and getting back in touch. movie director roman powe l polanski has been moved out of jail and into a hospital for medical treatment. he's depressed and worried about his health. the lawyer also says he's not sure when polanski will return to prison. polanski is facing extradition to the united states for a sex case with an underage girl in 1977. next week some murderers and rapists serving a life sentence in north carolina could get out. an inmate had argued that a 1974 state law set a life sentence as 80 years. courts have agreed. and with good behavior credit, some sentenced at that time could be released.
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some of the victims cannot believe this. >> what would i say to him? it's not what would i say to him, it's what would i do to him. because i feel like he shouldn't be living on this earth. >> the state has argued that the 80-year-old figure was likely meant to determine parole eligibility. the president of the maldives went to great lengths to highlight the threat of rising sea levels. look at this. they have props and everything. its president says that global warming may leave his country submerged. ministers signed the document calling for all countries to reduce carbon emissions. brett favre at 40. keeps winning. it's like the clock has stopped for him. hi, rafer. >> 40 is the new 30, robin. favre keeps proving us wrong. or me wrong. he and the vikings are the only 6-0 team in the nfl right now. and did it in amazing comeback
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fashion. they were down by one point with about three minutes left. favre doing what he always seems to be doing lately. drives his team down the field. he hits sidney rice here for the long pass to set up a field goal by another former packer. that would be a field goal by another former packer. the ravens would drive down with two seconds left, the field goal for the win. he can't even watch it. he missed it. i guess he couldn't guess from the player's reaction. mark sanchez, we have been raving about the rookie. he has been playing like a star, but the bills made him look silly out there. he threw five interceptions. his coach says he thought about benching him. and whackyness from the soccer league. watch this shot.
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see what it hits. a beach ball. one more time. that should not have counted. you can't score that way. well, the refs did count it. check this out. the knicks hosting tel aviv. he's arguing with the replacement refs. finally, a rabbi comes down and pleads with him. all new sports in the next half hour. >> thank you. our business travelers are back today. >> half hour around charlotte, otherwise, rain coming in towards the bay area. san francisco, watching for
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about an hour delay. also, detroit, with the wind. chicago, you're looking at the windy day as well. dallas, winds gusting to 35 miles per hour. the rest of the country looked good.
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good morning, sunshine. how are you? i'm robin meade and gosh, that was a short weekend. >> we have evidence at this point to indicate that it was a publicity stunt. >> some of you may have been suspicious as well. the balloon boy saga is now a criminal investigation. plus, after a big win saturday, a college football player called his mom to tell her he had been given the game ball. but a few hours later, she got a call saying he was dead.
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and some people on a bus got a big shock. a huge collision with an suv. you'll be amazed no one was killed. first though, a 6-year-old's parents will probably face charges. last thursday, you may have been among the millions all over the world who watched what they thought was a run away balloon with a boy inside. the colorado authorities say it was a publicity stunt to get the family a reality tv show. >> after the fact, we have learned that these people are actors. not only have they appeared on several reality television shows and youtube, we have since determined they met, was in acting school. >> they have denied it was a hoax, but authorities say a comment falcon made on larry
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king was the turning point. >> i said that -- we did this for a show. >> well, the heene srks do have lawyer and you'll hear what they say. a third person has now died after spending time in a sweat lodge in arizona. authorities say the structure was covered with tarps and blankets. it was at a retreat run by a self-help author. a connecticut football player and soon to be dad was stabbed to death on campus. here's rafer with the latest on the investigation. >> they're still looking for a motive and i can only imagine what it's like for the family. his mother had spoken to her son only hours before he was killed.
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she got the call that her son was dead. police are still searching for the suspects. howard, a soon to be father, the best game of his career and his teammates say they will look after his unborn child. >> the idea that he will grow up without his father tears me apart. just to think what it would be like for that young child. but as he looks down on us, i can promise him and his family that son or daughter will have 105 uncles for the rest of its life. >> this happened during a school sanctioned dance. someone pulled a fire alarm then there was an altercation
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outside. sonia sotomayor is sharing some of the dirt on her experiences the day she became a member of the supreme court. at a reunion this weekend, she told fellow yale alumni, that the process was so tightly scripted, what she wore was chosen for her. new this morning, a huge shift in the way the government polices mar yan. the obama administration will announce today it will stop going after patients who use medical marijuana. sources say the justice department decides it has more important things to worry about. if you stayed inside yesterday watching football games on tv, there was snow on some of the fields. at least one. >> it was interesting to watch. the titans against the patriots,
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or oilers against the patriots. let me ask you a question? you been watching nfl? >> no, i haven't. >> i'm burned out with these retro uniforms. >> i don't the reason behind it. the buffalo bills looked ugly. >> it was the broncos. >> somebody looked ugly. >> enough of that. with the quiet weather for this morning, comes real cold temperatures. we're starting out below freezing. in purple, those are freeze warnings. the advisories go into lower parts of alabama and panhandle of florida. 44 in richmond up to about 45 right now in washington, d.c. pittsburgh at 31. you started out in the mid-20s. 46 in mobile. 54 in tampa.
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temperatures will warm up shortly with the sun up, but it's going to be a cool day and you get out towards the west, it's not going to be as bad. and we're watching hurricane rick. right now, winds are about 125 miles per hour. it continues to look less impressive with each image, so good news here. speaking of na cold air in the gulf, let me show you what happens when you get cool weather on top of a 70-degree gulf. the cold air and that real warm layer of air just above the gulf surface, that's what it looked like saturday morning. what a day, right? nice, i get to break away from the cold air. boom. there it is. thanks, susan, for the pictures. >> my apologies to the buffalo bills. you are not the ugly ones.
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broncos. somebody paid $15,000 for hair that believed to have belonged to elvis. it was supposedly from a haircut he got. a man who ran an elvis fan club had it. a shirt went for 52 thou and who knew. elvis pez dispensers. the host city of the 2016 olympics is reeling this morning after a helicopter was shot out of the sky. and an interracial couple snubbed by the justice of the peace speaks out on the man who refused to marry them because of race.
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today's military salute goes to sergeant steven from his proud army wife.
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she says he deployed to iraq about nine months after they got married. she says she knows they're going to have many, many more. maybe you have somebody in the service. let us help you salute them. the host city of the 2016 olympics turned into a war zone over the weekend. 14 were killed and a police chopper shot out of the sky in rio de janeiro, brazil. two policemen died in bloody clashes between rival street gangs. look at the video. thousands of police officers are now patrolling the streets. an unflun shl latino evan gellist uses wrap music for his followe followers. have you noticed some stores
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are offering cash? >> it's not a ton of cash, but a little bit. and it's good for the environment, too. bringing your reusable shopping bags to target. they'll give you five cents off for every one that you use. target said in a pilot program, shoppers used 58% fewer bags. that's according to "usa today." and all stores are going to take part. plus, whole foods, they've been offering five or ten cents back if you bring your own bag. robin was asking me before, do you have to bring a target bag. you don't. as long as it's your own. in just about 20 minutes, the monday morning opening bell is going to ring and the dow will be starting from 9,995 and futur futures market is pointing towards jumping over 10,000.
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we'll watch. it is earnings season. america's biggest companies reporting how their businesses did. apple and texas instruments tonight. want to update you on the insider trading scandal. bloomberg is reporting there could be many more arrested. and -- i thought we were doing to do a travel story this morning about san francisco, but it was a good one. if it's monday morning and you're in san francisco, you're not going to like the one bob has for you. >> the rain is headed towards the bay area and anytime you get the rain, low clouds and wind, you're going to see delays. here's sfo right there. planes coming in and out so far, no problem. notice the scattered showers towards the north. yeah, delays and probably the longest will be felt at sfo. san francisco, an hour or more. detroit, chicago, gusty winds.
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dallas, winds gusting to 35 m l miles per hour. we're hearing new information about the man accused of staging the balloon boy incident. a former employee claims he had been planning the idea for months.
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police are now calling the balloon boy incidence a hoax. police are saying richard heene staged the whole thing to get a reality tv show. richard lui, can i just say that a lot of our viewers said this was the case.
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someone who worked with heene is kind of cooperating it seems. >> he's a student at colorado state university and in the paid interview, he said he worked for richard heene for about two months earlier this year. he told a website he ended up writing down heene's reality show proposals and one sounded like what happened last week. >> the idea they had proposed, re-enacting sort of the roswell ufo phenomenon, that they would launch this weather balloon and make people believe it was a ufo and exploit that controversy as a way to promote this television show. >> and thomas also said the proposal they discussed did not involve the kids. meanwhile, the sheriff wants to charge heene and his wife with conspiracy, contributing to the delink winsy of a minor.
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the family's lawyer says he hasn't seen any evidence beyond speculation, but he says the heenes are willing to turn themselves in. >> i think it's child abuse for law enforcement to slap the cuffs on the parents in the presence of three kids and haul them off to jail when they're facing low-level charges and have expressed a willingness to turn themselves in. >> it's not likely the sheriff said that. >> thank you. and we should point out, heene has not been arrested yet. they have not admitting anything yet. we're asking for your comments on this story on our facebook page. from claude -- rashad says -- that's when the boy said
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something like, you said we did it for the show. e-mail us by going to cnn.com/robin. madonna is making her neighbors very angry. one of them filed a lawsuit friday saying the pop star is using a new york apartment as a rehearsal studio and she keeps blaring this music and shaking the walls. can you imagine living underneath that. the building is threatening to evict her. a bear walked in the front door of a store with one thing on its mind. he was captured on tape wandering up and down the aisles until he spotted the beer cooler. he climbed up on top and stayed there until wildlife officials arrived. >> but he couldn't open any of the cans.
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tom brady did something no other quarterback has done. he threw five touchdowns in less than ten minutes. >> and they were wearing those throwback uniforms you and bob were talking about. >> they don't put the cheerleaders in the throw back uniforms. >> that's very funny. they're doing it because it's the 50th anniversary of the afl, but wait till you see the conditions robin is talk about. normally, with snow like this, you're not going to see a whole lot of throwing. this was in foxborough, but brady was on fire. five td passes and it led to the largest halftime lead in the nfl history, 45-0, at the pats would embarrass tennessee. speaking of getting embarrassed, the giants got embarrassed by the saints.
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brew breeze threw four tds. he also spoiled giant quarterback eli manning's homecoming. the saints look like the best team right now. this is not good. this is the cheap shot by care lie na oos dante wesley. he called for a fair catch, so you're not supposed to touch him after that. he claimed he mistimed his hit. smith would have to leave the game. this also caused a big fight between the two teams as they went at it. lastly, the raiders had 12 men on the field. okay, it was a pigeon, but it's wearing the same scolors. it goes down with them.
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he's on the field for pretty much the entire game and apparently, it helped, because the raiders would stun them with the win. at least one bird came to work. all right. an air force pilot who died in a midair collision never had a chance to eject. that's what a military official says. the f-16 colided with another jet. another pilot landed safely, but was injured. wonder where the wild things are, well, they're number one at the box office. >> sometimes they have another way of showing it. they act weird. >> the popular children's book made more than 32 billion bucks in its debut weekend. not bad for a film.
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a teenage girl hopes to take her pink boat on quite a journey. she wants to go around the world. find out how long this possible record-breaking trip could take. they said it would never last.
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hit a country still underwater. more than 850 people have died in the philippines. a tropical storm flooded the country more than three weeks ago. only to have a typhoon hit days later. the latest one could hit on thursday. >> he was a good kid. i never had no problems with him. all i wanted him to do was go to school and get a education. and he was doing what i asked him to do. i never had no problems out of him. none. >> well, that was the mother of uconn football player jasper howard, who was killed following a game over the weekend. police say he was is to stabbed campus. police have not named a suspect. just wanted to say good morning. if you just kind of hit the snooz button and are waking up,
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welcome. a new u.n. report just in could rock politics in afghanistan and the united states. a u.n. elections panel says that some ballots from afghanistan's august presidential election should be thrown out. the associated press reports that it could be hundreds of thousands and it may mean a run off between karzai and the opposition leader. the u.s. cannot decide on whether to send more troops to afghanistan until this gets worked out. >> the question does not become how many troops you send, but do you have a credible afghan partner who can provide the services the afghan people need. >> it could be a day or two before the runoff is called and some believe that will give them time to cut a deal. three men unexpectedly collapsed and died in a half-marathon. it wasn't a hot day by any
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means. >> no, it was 40 degrees. ideal conditions. autopsies are expected today, but right now, they're saying cardiac arrest is what killed them. they all collapsed within 20 minutes of each other. a 36-year-old man collapsed at 9:00 a.m., then a 65-year-old. then a 26-year-old man fell after crossing the 13 mile finish line. officials say they had six medical stations and 60 medical professionals on scene at the time. more sports in a bit. >> thank you. some of the stories we're already busy with. at 11:00 a.m., eric holder will talk about youth violence at the american academy of pediatrics conference in washington, d.c. also, one of the soldiers killed in afghanistan will be laid to
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rest. he will be buried at arlington national cemetery. he was 21 years old. hurricane rick is getting weaker, but could still slam into mexico's pacific coast. the storm is now a category 3. forecasters predict it will keep losing strength as it gets closer to western mexico, but warned it can still be a dangerous storm. category 3 can be dangerous. what winds? >> 111 to 135. something like that. we're looking at the strong category 3 storm still, but not like it was over the weekend. that was 180 mile per hour sustained wind storm saturday night. now, thipgs are winding down. look at the satellite presentation. it does not look as healthy from about 12 hours ago. hurricanes hate dry air inside
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the thunderstorm complex, so that's helping. also, some shear. but what about the path? some concern especially on the southern tip of baja. next couple of days, you can see it spinning. category 3 today, category 2 by wednesday. probably hits baja by thursday possibly as a category 1 or 2. it should rain itself out across northern mexico. that's something we're watching. more rain across the west coast and back in towards northern rockies. right now, idaho, light showers out here. not a big deal. if you're trying to travel in or out of southern california today, looking at the rain, that's an area of low pressure. it's trying to move in. it's going to do so and keep you unsettled for the rest of the day. also, the nor'easter. high pressure setting up shop and it's a cold one.
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we'll get to the temperatures coming up. last week, it looked like this. the dow topped 10,000. today, however, optimism faded as corporate earnings disappo t disappointed investors. we're above 10,000 right now, susan. >> so what. we first got there ten years ago. at least we're going not right direction and what the market is telling us is that it's seen better things. we have a modestly higher open and yes, the dow is over 10,000 again. big week for earnings with more than a quarter of s&p 500 companies reporting. today, not so many. hasbro posting a nearly 9% increase, mostly due however to cost-cutting. the nation's second biggest toy
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maker said sales fell. comes a week after mattel reported lower sales and profit. which brings us to toy retailers. toys "r" us jumping on the bandwagon. we can be moan the fact that the dow was first here ten years ago, but you know what? nothing like what happened 22 years ago on this day, also a monday, black monday. the dow plunged more than 500 points, a drop of nearly 23%. that was the biggest one-day percentage decline ever. we know it was the crash of '87. here, medical staff were actually on the trading floor because people were hyper ventilating. it was panic. it can't be repeated because they put in measures, the change put in measurings so that if
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there was a sell-off of 10%, they halt trading. depends what time of the day, but it cannot be repeated. >> they've got a tourniquet ready. a college has a new dress code banning dresses, makeup, high heels and purses. it just so happens to be an all-male school. also, a preacher who's got millions dancing in the aisles and washington power players turning their heads.
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an all-male college is tells students not to wear dresses on campus. the ban is only one part of a new dress code at morehouse college in atlanta. the african-american school is cracking down on what it calls inappropriate attire. other no-noin sagging pants. >> this is about preparing them to be the leaders they are. >> i can understand, but some things are restricting us from being ourselves. >> the schools' rep says it's aimed at only a handful of students. students found breaking the code have to change before returning to class. it's li . today, family and friends of a fallen soldier will pay their
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last respects. it is one of the stories that richard is working on. good morning. >> army specialist steven mace will be laid to rest today. we'll have that and take a look inside the balloon which experts say would not have been able to carry falcon heene. they're from nairobi. they're at most risk of being rape victims. these women are learning about how to protect themselves. looks like karate. >> i'm still thinking about the balloon that had three batteries in it. thank you. a reverend is using the power of prayer and music to energize millions of latino followers. his message is so strong, it's even getting the attention of
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the nation's capitol. >> i'm at a strip mall in the outskirts of sacramento, where one of the most inflew rnl leaders is spreading his message. ♪ >> reporter: he's a rock star to evangelicals. and in spanish. the reverend sam rodriguez describes his style as a little martin luther king -- >> i believe we're about to see a great moment of emancipation. >> reporter: a little of billy graham. with what he say is a lot of salsa. you have english, spanish and rap. >> the reality of who we are. >> reporter: they are latino
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evangelicals, 16 million strong. the president of the conference, he is their leader. he has influence. >> my prayer is that this conference remembers another 12 million people living in the shadows. >> reporter: he's determined to wield his political clout. >> the fact of the matter we're not going to sell out our values for the sake of political expediency. >> reporter: traditionally, they vote republican and align themselves with conservatives on issues like marriage and abortion. but immigration, that's the deal-bre deal-breaker. >> how dare we, one for english, press two for spanish. that's the elephant in the immigration reform room. >> reporter: what if they say, fine, go elsewhere, we don't need you. >> this is the largest minority
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group in america. >> reporter: they want latino voters back after losing them in the last election. >> i'm convinced that the biggest mistake that was made within the republican primary was that we put the fault in the wrong place. >> reporter: the democrats want to keep them. >> so we interact with him because we think when we hear from him, we're hearing the wishes of his constituents. >> and we're going to see the promises of god made a reality in our lives. ♪ our god is a god who saves >> reporter: what's next for the reverend? he heads back to washington, d.c. to talk to key lawmakers about an issue he's passionate about. immigration reform. >> and be sure to check out the new special. it shows how latinos are reshaping politics, business and neighborhoods. you can see it this wednesday and thursday on our sister
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network, cnn. a bus rammed into an suv and it was caught on tape from inside the bus. the impact was so strong, it knocked the driver's hat off and threw passengers from their seats. yikes. but you won't believe what happened to the suv.
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that will wake you up. 48 minutes past the hour. we have new tape from the interracial couple turned away by a justice of the peace. they say they are offended by the explanation. >> he's absolutely wrong on all aspects of this stance. he's saying that you know, the only reason he doesn't marry international couples is because of the offspring off the
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marriages, but if wasn't for int interracial couples today, we wouldn't have our president. >> well, the couple has since gotten married. bobby jindal and mary landrieu say the justice should be forced out of office. we've got incredible video of bus smashing into an suv in new mexico. this is what it looked like from inside the bus. officials say the bus driver is not at all the. check out the suv. it's as flat as a pancake. it took two hours to get the driver out. amazingly and thankfully, he does not have life-threatening injuries. brett favre at 40 years old is kicking everybody's butts. hi, rafer, look, is that your shoe in your mouth? >> i said it was a mistake. here he comes. i'll get some salt on it. good morning, robin. >> hello, rafer.
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>> well, it's hard because you know what? yes, he and the vikings, they're good. okay, minnesota, you were right and they of course did it in amazing favre-like that let set up a field goal. they are down by two. they drive it all the way down. here it is. comes down to this field goal. two seconds left. wide left. here's the funny part -- favre didn't even watch it. he asked the people what happened. he missed it. mark sanchez. i know i have been raving about this guy. this rookie, like a spread of "gq," was playing like a star. bills made him look silly out there. lost to the bills. sanchez's coach said he thought about benching him. we got wackiness from the
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english premier soccer league. if it's from the sock are league, it must be wacky. watch as the goal was scored. see what the ball hills -- a beach ball on the field. that should not have counted, but the rest do let it stand and the team does not protest. i got to read the rulebook. if that's not bizarre enough, check out this. the knicks hosting tel avivment their coach gets one technical, and then mouths off. that gets him another technical. i like the dance move. "you're gone!" for ten minutes he winks at the camera. he's not going anywhere. a rabbi comes down and pleads with the refs to let gershon stay. so a rabbi, coach and referee all walk into a gym and gershon walks out. that's a look at sports. >> all right. i can't say i have seen that before and bob has the rest. >> the rest of the story. what's up, rob? we have one delay to tell you
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about in san francisco. an hour and a half because of the low clouds than will last through 5:00 p.m. your time today. and it looks like it will be showery off and on. we have the hour and a half delay in frasan francisco. half hour delays around detroit. dallas, gusty wind as well. more "morning express" in a couple minutes. d d d d d d d d
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