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good morning. i'm just logging in here. maybe as you login, too. i know what you're doing, watching, logging in. shoot, you're probably texting somebody as far as i know. i'm robin meade. morning sunshine. you know what, a new cloud of ash from a volcano in iceland is causing even more worry. what this could mean for the stranded travelers all around the world. and then some teens are texting so much they're not getting enough sleep. you won't believe what else researchers found when it comes to teens and texting. and -- >> look at the house, oh my god, put my hands over my mouth, i said, oh, my god. >> you will not believe a neighbor's close call when a saw blade got out of control. a home security camera captured
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a freak accident on tape. rrr. first it looks like the flights would start getting back to normal, oh, no, a new eruption from a volcano in iceland is causing trouble. airports in london are closed. some flights are getting out in other parts of europe. scientists are still not sure what the ash could do to a plane's engine. >> the problem we've got is at the moment just nobody knows what is a safe level. nobody's ever tried to research this in the past, and a lot of people are trying to find that out quickly at the moment, but that answer is not simple, and if you've got an answer what have is an acceptable level of ash, you've also got to reliably know what you're flying through. >> stranded travelers are trying to appreciate the little things for example the so-called camp kennedy at jfk airport one traveler said that the shower she had yesterday was the best
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she ever had. a pair of british sisters visiting vegas say they had a budget for their trip and they've run out of money now. fortunately, they're getting help. >> get some bread and some meat, we can't afford anything and -- i'm going to start crying. sorry. and it's thanks to generous people in america that have helped us >> check out. lightning in the middle of the lava and ash coming from that volcano. you want to be awed by mother nature, these pictures were taken on sunday. the ash cloud is spreading toward north america. look at the picture. new this morning, omg! the pew research center says a third of teens sent more than 100 texts a day, texting is their primary form of communication but more than 4 out of 5 sleep with their phones in or near their bed and one
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doctor says many teens are losing sleep to stay social on texting, and that that is affecting their grades in school. the space shuttle "discovery" is scheduled to land in about 09 minutes. if you're in the midwest and the south, you may see a streak of light across the sky and it's the shuttle. the first landing attempt is going to be at 7:34 a.m. eastern at the kennedy space center and you're going to see it live here as it happens. nasa canceled two attempts yesterday because of weather, and says that today's forecast looks better. toyota is announcing another recall, it is a 2010 lexus gx460, which "consumer reports" said could roll over when you make a high speed turn. toyota insists the luxury suv is still save as long as you take the turn slowly. a software update will fix the problem. for more information about g to cnn.com/rob cnn.com/robin.
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arizona has just passed one of the toughest immigration bills in the country. it still needs the governor's signature but it would basically require officers to check the documents of anyone that they suspect might be in the u.s. illegally. correspondent richard lui, the critics say that this is legal racial profiling. >> what they do is believe these critics do, it leaves it up to the officers to basically make the determination if one looks like they're an an illegal citizen. alejandra gomez is afraid all latinos will be a target of police harassment if the government signs this bill into law >> right now the way things are being targeted is that all latinos are undocumented and that's absolutely not true. i'm a citizen and i'm if i'm pulled over it's ridiculous, unjust and inhuman. >> the aclu says most police
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officers don't have enough training to look past race, while investigating a person's legal status, and under this bill, by the way, legal immigrants could be arrested, too, if they were not carrying their green card at the time of at rest. >> if you forgot it at home you could be in big trouble and not see your family again for awhile. >> yes. >> supporters say they're trying to enforce the law. they claim it will actually make the entire country safer. >> some of the numbers here really sort of express that idea here, about 17% of the people caught trying to get into arizona illegally already have criminal records in the u.s., and one local sheriff says the more authority they have to stop suspicious people the more dangerous people they'll get off the streets. >> we don't have a large resident population of illegal aliens in our county. they simply pass through, move through us and go to all parts of the usa. i've been telling people for years they're running over us and headed your way and get ready. >> he's certainly an expert in this field.
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he's a sheriff in cochise county, next to the mexican border and he says his county already makes more than half of illegal immigrant arrests in the entire country right there in that county. >> in that county? >> yes. >> makes you wonder how big their force is and the kind of money they have to do that. >> hundreds of thousands. jury selection starts today for the man accused of hacking into sarah palin's e-mail account allegedly happened during the 2008 presidential campaign. david kernell is accused of posting her personal information on the net and giving out her password. he has pleaded not guilty. most people do not believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the economy. in a new poll by the associated press and cnbc, 57% of people said that legalizing pot would not create jobs. about 25% said legalizing pot may create more jobs in their
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communities. 62% approve of states taxing the drug. 14 states have legalized medical marijuana. i have a feeling we're going to get a lot of facebook comments on that one. what do you think? >> yes. >> that and how do you feel about flying through ash? i'm sorry, but these test flights they're sending up, no thank you. >> no, i think you're right about that. some of that ash is bending back to the west and going to be right over maine later on this afternoon. >> isn't that amazing? >> you won't be able to see it. >> will it be a problem for our travel? >> not at this point. over new finland and nova scotia for most of the day, at 20,000 feet, you won't be able to see it with the naked eye. it will be overhead in maine as it blows in from the east and lifts back out later today. low pressure is running around tennessee, getting into alabama on the weak side. the clouds are out there, the rain showers here as well. xie flow towards the atlanta radar, we have showers just off
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to the west moving in towards the atlanta airports so we're going to get some problems with visibility. so far we don't have it. that's a look at atlanta but the showers will be in all day, couple cracks of thunder, too. up to the north farther, its eight a cold atmosphere, frost advisories, freeze warnings in purple across the michigan, frost advisories through parts of jersey, getting back into pennsylvania, new york state, too. cool start, 36 in buffalo. what about the worst weather in the country, head out west and take to you reno, nevada, for the worst weather. winds gusting 45 miles per hour, rain, snow, 44 degrees the high, dropping down to the 30s. one to two inches of snow by the end in reno. worst weather to nevada. more in a half hour. >> thank you, welcome back by the way. >> thanks. there is a surprise in the casey anthony case t comes after defense lawyers made an accusation about the judge. a school district accused of spying on the kids acknowledges there were tens of thousands of secret photos taken of the kids.
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" our military salute today is for sergeant marcus law lorre. he joined the national guard september 11th, 2001. he's in afghanistan now but also has served in iraq. his wife and baby boy are waiting for his return. >> hi, robin this is silvia lollar. my husband is serving in afghanistan. supposed to be home in a few weeks. my son and i are so excited. we're so proud of him and love him so much. thank you to all of the men and women who serve. >> do you have somebody in the service you'd like to salute? go to cnn.com/robin.
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the judge in casey anthony's murder trial is leaving the case after defense claimed he was biased against anthony. the lawyers said that judge stan stricklin had complimented a blogger who they say has been critical of anthony. casey anthony denies killing caylee. beth karaas from trutv, it may bring a different style to the case. >> i think he'll be tougher than strickland. both are equally knowledgeable about the law. strickland lets the lawyers make their arguments, extremely patient, and lawyers who have appeared before him including brad conway, who represents the anthonys told me it's been conway's experience strickland is perhaps more patient. perry is be prompt, be prepared and i don't think he's going to stand for a lot of like argument.
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>> here is the blogger in question in court. he has said some controversial things online. one post said "anthony must die." judge strickland said he made infrequent visits to his blog and he's thanked him for being "fair and civilized." he denies wrongdoing but said he stepped down because bias accusations would be disruptive. miss jennifer is off. i have your consumer news today. the fda wants to reduce the amount of salt you're eating, hoping to prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. fda sources tell "the washington post" the agency will work with the food industry but the science regarding salt intake isn't clear and the public should not be treated as guinea pigs. the internet is buzzing by what appears to be the next generation iphone. the tech block "gizmodo" said it was found in a bar near apples headquarters in california. duh! the device appears to have two cameras and a bigger battery.
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no comment from apple but the website says it returned the phone to the company at apple's request. somebody having some brewskies at lunch or what? a blade rolled into someone's living room. and the guy who won one of the most famous races in the country is going to spend his winnings on cows.
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♪ you know what? here's a follow-up. a pennsylvania school district admits taking 56,000 secret photos of its students. 56,000. the pictures were shot with web cameras installed on the school-issued laptops. one student is suing. 'cueses his school are spying on him. the schools say that the cameras were only supposed to find stolen computers, but now the fbi has been looking at whether the school district violated federal wiretap laws. i would be so upset if i were a parent. a home security system caught a strange saw accident on tape. a guy was using one of the concrete cutters. the blade got away from him, got loose, rolled into someone's house. thankfully, nobody was in the house at the time and nobody was standing in the way, right? but a neighbor says what a close
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call. >> two more feet to the west, and it would have hit that gas meter on the side of their house and a couple more feet more it would have went into my garage. >> the contractor's company is looking into what happened. two couples who got married this weekend got an unplanned crash course in childbirth. >> turned around there's a bride there, and i just had this inquisitive look and she's like "that's my mom who just caught the baby." >> "caught the baby." this newborn boy is a wedding crasher. the story in less than 25 minutes. the space shuttle "discovery" landing has been delayed again, here's a live picture from nasa after they made that decision. nasa called off the 7:34 a.m. eastern landing because of poor weather conditions. the next potential time is going to be 9:08 a.m. eastern in florida. they're also looking into a landing in california if it becomes necessary. if they land in florida, you
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still, most of our viewers in many states have a chance to see it in the sky. and we'll show you that map about which states. a farmer won this year's boston marathon and he says that he's going to use the money to buy some cows. here's rafer. >> it makes economic sense for what he does. >> i wonder how much money you win. >> $150,000, that's a lot of cows, and get this, he has the same last name as a guy who won it four times earlier and they're not even related. >> wow. >> so many different story lines. robert cheruiyot was so dominant he shattered the course record set by another kenyan named robert k. cheruiyot. 26,000 dedicated runners ran the race. hats off to you people, an unprecedented 71 from greece. the 26-mile course, american ryan hall was the only american hero, he finished fourth but posted the best time ever for an american, got huge applause. cheruiyot won it in the 175,000 which he says will be used to buy more cows.
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>> that's the way you say his name, cherout, as in chariots of fire. chicago's joakim noah upset a lot of people when he said and i quote "cleveland sucks." >> i missed it. "cleveland sucks." now afterwards they asked joakim do you feel that way about cleveland? >> you like it, you think cleveland's cool. i never heard anybody say "i'm going to cleveland on vacation." what's so good about cleveland? >> oh, no, he didn't! i'll give him credit for standing by his comments but ow. the fashion police came down hard on joe hmadden of the tamp bay rays. you can no longer wear your hoodie. it's not approved apparel.
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he does wear it when they're cold. i say it's a conspiracy to keep the rays down because they just won their seventh game. >> what are you supposed to wear a jacket without the hood? >> no hoodie. why one nascar driver wishes they'd always race on mondays. >> they're into that superstition thing. >> he's doing really well on that day. got a case of the mondays. >> whoever was on fire wasn't. >> right. >> i saw the video. why this school doesn't want a veteran to escort his younger sister. you've probably seen your pharmacy bills skyrocket last year it's great. i eat anything that i want.
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the volcano iceland isn't nearly done. conditions in europe are about to get worse again because of a new ash cloud. some airports started okaying more flights in and out yesterday but that could change now. london's main airports are still completely closed. nasa has, has delayed today's shuttle landing attempt. rain and fog will keep "discovery" from landing at 7:34 a.m. eastern at kennedy. now, if the sky does not clear up in florida, nasa will send "discovery" and its seven astronauts to the backup site in southern california. so we have our ears to the ground for that one, and any time they change it we get the information right to you. corey haim's official
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autopsy report could be released this week. the late actor's family suspects he died from a bad reaction to a single pill last month, and an initial autopsy said he suffered from pneumonia and enlarged heart. iraq will do a partial recount of last month's parliamentary election. it will affect the baghdad province only. the prime minister's coalition made an appeal after it lost the province by a small margin. there's concern this could delay and then increase violence as well. those are some of the headlines we're following this morning. good morning. it's early, isn't it? 31 minutes past the hour. i'm robin meade. the poor travelers, volcano eruption in iceland is intensifying. stranded travelers are running out of time and patience, not to mention money. after five days of being stuck they're looking for any signs that they can go home soon. >> we think we've got flights out on friday but who knows. >> fingers crossed but we're hoping it will be earlier but i don't think it will be.
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>> if you want the big picture, here you go. this is the view of the volcano from a nasa satellite and you can see a huge ash cloud floating southward. the volcano first started erupting on march 20th but it's only turned into an economic disaster in the past week. oh, my goodness. look at that. the way it spreads out. so gray. arizona's governor has until saturday to sign or veto one of the toughest immigration laws in the country. it would basically require police officers to check the documents of anyone that they suspect might be in the united states illegally. correspondent richard lui is on the story today. i can't imagine the extra work that the departments would have if they did that. >> tons of work and they've got to do it as you were saying. this is one of the reasons why people democrats in the arizona state senate voted no on it. they say it is an unfunded mandate. it could bankrupt local police departments along the way. supporters say this is worth the extra money to get potentially
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dangerous illegal immigrants off the streets, some police departments, though, are also worried here about potential lawsuits. this bill it allows people to sue if they feel that their law enforcement agency is not being, if they're not enforcing the law effectively. >> so both of arizona's senators say local police are going to need some extra help for this from the federal government if they're going to make it work. >> right. >> let's talk about what they need, what they're asking for. >> a bunch of things, a ten-point plan from senators john mccain and jon kyl, both republicans. first off they want 3,000 national guard troops to deploy immediately to the arizona border with mexico and they also want 3,000 more by 2015. one local sheriff says they need all this help because border violence is on the rise. >> in the past, when these coyotes or these guides oftentimes they were not armed. now they're always armed. and they're being aggressive. they're being aggressive against
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law enforcement. we're supposed to be the protectors of our communities and we're having a difficult time to do it. >> he's alluding to coyotes, those individuals or groups hired to bring illegal immigrants across the border north. senator's mccain and kyl. they're asking for a double row border fence and more surveillance, just some of the points on their ten-point plan. >> thank you. i know it's very controversial. appreciate it. two women who got married in massachusetts are trying to get a divorce in texas. now a judge granted the divorce but now the texas attorney general is appealing. arguments start tomorrow but the texas attorney general says that since texas doesn't recognize their marriages t can't grant a divorce. one of the women says they're not doing this as an equal rights statement. police in tennessee are trying to figure out why a man opened fire outside a hospital in knoxville. he killed a woman and himself. two other women were injured during the attack. a cab driver says that the man
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took a taxi to the hospital, gave the driver $20 and told him to wait outside. the shooting started a short time later. the hospital was put on lockdown after the shooting but reopened last night. a radical islamic website is warning the creators of "south park" an entry on muslimrevolution.com say they risk violent retribution showing the prophet mohammed disguised in a bear suit. no comment from comedy central which airs "south park." 35 minutes past the hour. let's talk about your weather today. well, i know that we're kind of focusing on florida because the weather there has caused the nasa to say we're not going to bring in the shuttle at 7:34. now it will be i think in the 9:00 a.m. hour.
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where else are we seeing rain? here's bob with more. >> it's the fog in florida now. orlando has visibility less than a mile and cape canaveral same thing. the rain is headed on through, moving through the deep southeast. if you want to see a cool picture i have to show you this. every time you get a volcano blown up with a lot of ash, you get the lightning, too, those particles they just separate the protons and the electrons and causes lightning. you have to look at this. 1.21 gigawatts! >> you weather geek. >> it is a weather geek thing but you have to love that, incredible picture there. >> it makes you go, you are awed by mother nature. is there and the fact they caught it is wild. it's a relatively low charge of what a thunderstorm would make but awesome, big static electricielectri electricity. around the atlanta metro rain is coming in. the busiest airport in the country, getting the rain tuesday morning, going to slow us down. the full air travel delays in a
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bit. frost watches and warnings. the warnings posted up there for advisories for frost, areas in blue, purple area, freeze warning, central parts of michigan see the temperatures well below the freezing mark so that's a cold start for your day. light rain pockets across western nebraska, more light showers around lower parts of texas, moving into the gulf of mexico but the major storm is out towards the west, it's that low right off the coast of california, that moves in, steers in a lot of rain for northern cali, turns into all snow for the sierra, neva nevad range. traveling to the east coast, new york looks fine. 72 degrees for nyc today. mostly sunny skies, spring-like day for you. nor a half hour. >> pretty isn't it? >> good morning to you. kate gosselin had a rough night on "dancing with the stars" last night. ♪
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♪ won't you come see about me >> uhm -- gosselin and her partner danced to the theme song from "the breakfast club" "don't you forget about me," but the judges hammered their performance and said kate's foxtrot was more of a stroll than a dance. one celebrity will be sent home tonight. the whole prom thing wasn't working. >> it's kind of a little stiff. >> yeah. >> even if i, the regular guy can see that, that's not good. >> nobody danced like that in the '80s, sorry. >> no. >> and no prom dresses looked like that. i'm just saying. remember those two teachers who did a lap dance at a school rally? find out if they kept their jobs after this video popped up all over the web. and also ahead, how these wedding crashers came away with more than they bargained for, a baby! s of s over the
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wmore. at lomom lur ♪ morning, it's just me and the birds ♪ ♪ i cry and look out the window ♪ >> that is so nice. new music tuesday, country singer shelby lynne is back writing her own songs, and the album is called "tears, lies and alibis." ♪ i'm laughing because we got it on the part where she wasn't singing. here we go. ♪ i know i don't know her but i bet she looks good ♪ >> critics say the akuttic sound
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works for her. two canadian teachers who did a lab dance at part of a rally. students caught it on the cell phone, the clip was posted on youtube. one teacher resigned, the other teacher's contract was not renewed. the fbi released the recordings of a so-called christian militia, accused of plotting to kill police officers. it also released photos of weapons seized in a raid in michigan. a hue tarrie militia leader is heard of saying "the wives and children of police officers were equal targets." the group's lawyer said they haven't committed any crimes and have a right to free speech. a couple didn't think they would make it to the hospital, so they pulled over near milwaukee's art museum on saturday and yelled for help. turned out, two weddings were going on, one bride's mom was a nurse. >> and all of the sudden, a
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woman in a peach dress comes running in her high heels and comes down and jumped in. >> she says "i have to push" and i said, "we can do this." >> before we know it we see the head, two pushes, head, full head, second push, full body. >> my daughter got married to a wonderful young man that became my son, and there was another son born to a very special couple. >> wow, the baby boy and the mom are just fine. i wonder if the bride was like, man, had to steal the spotlight! bank of america wants to give unemployed customers a nine-month break from their house payments. now under this plan, reported in "the charlotte observer" if you don't find a job in nine months the bank gets the house. now it would help pay for your moving expenses. the bank says it provides some financial relief and a timetable for making life decisions. the plan would need government approval. the prices that you pay for prescription drugs went way up
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♪ does it hurt to know i'll never be there ♪ ♪ that you see my face everywhere ♪ later on today the son of actor michael douglas will be sentenced on drug charges. cameron douglas admitted in january to selling meth and cocaine at a hotel. now he pleaded guilty but his father sent a letter to the judge asking for leniency. he says that his family's fame and history of substance abuse
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drove his son into drug addiction. douglas faces ten years in prison. the u.s. military calls the death of two top al qaeda in iraq leaders potentially the most significant blow to the grew. it says that u.s. and iraqi troops killed them on sunday. iraq's prime minister says that the strike broke al qaeda's backbone and the u.s. commander there, general raymond odierno says it would be very difficult for al chi do to replace them. you may think you love your new ipad but check out this fan. [ laughter ] iggy is such a sweet kitty. his owner says he's a tech-savvy kitty cat. it's today's viral video.
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and it's had millions of clicks. we dug it up for you on youtube. that's cute. hi, bob. >> litter box, we got an app for that. >> i wish. i wish for changing it. >> no kidding. good morning, robin. let me show you what's happening. couple of pockets of rain we're following, one moving in towards atlanta. we'll get delays here, probably see an hour or more delay in atlanta because of the poor visibility. san francisco headed out to the west, we'll see some wind, rain, going to pile up, too. over hour delays in the startup around 9:00 eastern, 6:00 their time. las vegas, winds to 40 miles per hour. boston winds as well, half-hour delays in a possibility. more in a half hour >> all right, thank you. ben roethlisberger reunited with his teammates yesterday. while that was happening the head of the nfl was blasting him on the radio, ouch. hi rafer. >> good morning. >> that can't be a good feeling
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when your boss is talking about you that way. >> he seemed to block it out but it can't be. the nfl commissioner said roethlisberger has shown a pattern of behavior and bad judgment so while that was going on, roethlisberger smiling, laughing it up with his teammates, some hugs, some high fives, back at practice for the first time since his recent sexual assault allegations. meanwhile the commissioner, roger goodell explained why, some are confused why he would likely suspend the man even though he wasn't convicted of a crime. >> we needed this explanation. >> convicted or even charged of a crime, to be able to demonstrate that you violated a personal conduct policy, and reflect poorly not only on themselves but their entire teammates, all of their teammates, every nfl player in the league and everyone associated with the nfl. >> so he violated the league's personal conduct policy, goodell says they're still gathering the facts before they decide his punishment. a chinese basketball game got ugly when one player punched
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another, knocking him out cold. >> oh my goodness charles gaine fang. that fight nearly set off a riot in the stadium. gaines is a former southern mississippi star that played briefly in the nfl. he was carried off, out cold. nascar driver has the case of the mondays. david rudeman's engine blew and his car caught fire. a car clipped tony stewart. everybody was okay there, too. that paved the way for denny hamlin, who had major surgery three weeks ago on his knee, he wins the second time in three weeks on a monday in a rain-delayed race. >> so he's the only one that wants to run on monday. >> exactly. look how he gets out of the thing. oh, my knee. oh. >> the poor thing. >> getting out gingerly. the w hotel in barcelona has tennis car on the 21st floor. look at this.
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>> no, thank you. what happens to the ball when you don't get tonight play? >> it just goes away. probably hits somebody on the head. that's soderling and verdasco. >> i don't quite see -- i hope will there is a glass wall i'm not see. >> there is not. there is not. >> forget it. all right. >> that's a look at sports. >> farm erwin as above marathon. >> you won't believe what he is going to do his winnings. that in the next half hour. volcano in iceland erupted again. a new ash cloud is causing big problems for stranded problems. 8-year-old's best friend is a deer. ♪
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good morning, sunshine. 7:00 and the morning is just getting away from us. i'm robin meade. let's jump into it. a new cloud of ash from a volcano in iceland is causing more worry. what this could mean for stranded travelers around the world. a school district accused of spying on students for the laptop cameras makes a startling admission. you won't believe what it is saying about tens of thousands of photos. and -- >> i look at houses, oh, my god. put my bands over my mouth. i said, oh, my god. >> you won't believe a neighbor's close call when a saw blade goes out of control. home security camera captured that freak accident on tape. you will see more. first, though, just when it
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looked like the flights would start getting back to normal, oh, no, a new eruption in iceland is causing more trouble. a new ash cloud is headed towards london. airports are closed, though some flights are getting out of other parts of europe. some european airlines say that they have done tests and that it is safe to fly in the ash cloud. the travelers are still worried. cane say i blame them. >> actually, it is not -- not a good solution for this thing. i want to be safe. i want to travel. maybe those two things are not compatible at the moment. i don't know. i don't know what the solution is. i want to get home. >> you want to get home but nobody wants to be the experiment, you know. stranded travellers are trying to appreciate even little things. so-called camp kennedy at the jfk airport, one traveler said the shower she had yesterday was the best she ever had. a pair of byish sisters visiting vegas say that they had a budget for their trip but they have run out of money.
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they are getting help from strangers. >> we couldn't afford anything. i'm going to start crying. sorry. i'm going to start crying. thanks to generous people in america that helped us. >> check this out. there is lightning right in the middle of the lava and cash coming from the volcano. do you see this? this was taken on sunday. the ash cloud is spreading towards north america. i mean, really, just something mother nature makes you go wow. toyota is another -- is announcing yet another recall. it is the 2010 lexus gx 460. which consumer reports said could roll over when you make a high-speed turn. now, toyota insist it is luxury suv is still safe as long as you take the turn slowly. the company says that an update will fix the problem with the
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electronic stability control. for more information on the recall you can find it at cnn.com/robin. new this morning. apparently most people do not believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the economy. and in a new poll by the associated press and by cnbc, 57% of the people said that legalizing pot would not create jobs. about 25% said that legalizing pot may create more jobs in their communities and 62% approve of states taxing the drug. 14 states legalized medical marijuana. the judge in casey anthony's murder trial is stepping aside after defense claimed he was biased against anthony. now, the lawyer said that judge stan strickland had complimented a blogger who has been critical of anthony. she denies killing her daughter, caylee. beth karas of "in session" says that the new judge may have a different style. >> i think he will be tougher than strickland. although he's -- both are
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equally knowledgeable about the law. it is that strickland let's the lawyers make their arguments and is extremely patient and lawyers who have appeared before him, including brad conway, who represents george and sin think anthony, told me this. that has been conway's experience in front of perry. strickland is perhaps more patient. barry is be prom, be prepared. i don't think he will stand for a lot of argument. >> here's the blogger in court now. one of the posts said anthony must die. judge strickland says the blogger criticized those that just bash the anthony family. the judge admits making infrequent visits to blogs. but he denies any wrong and says he stepped down because yaz accusations would be disruptive. oh, my goodness. a pennsylvania school district is now admitting that it took tens of thousands of photos secretly of its students. 56,000 pick tires, i'm talking. shot with a web cameras instald
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on the school issued laptops. one student sued. he accuse it is school of spying on him p. the school says that the cameras were only supposed to be used to find stolen computers. then how did they get turned on is what i'm asking. the fbi has been looking into whether it violated federal wiretap laws. don't get even -- don't even get bob started on that one. nasa scrubbed today as first shuttle landing attempt. apparently there was just too much fog at kennedy space center for "discovery" to land at 7:34. next time they will try it is 9:00 a.m. eastern in florida or they have a backup site in california. now, if it happens you are going the see it here live. nasa cancelled two attempts yesterday because of weather concerns. i was just saying bob is a father so -- don't -- don't even get him started. >> spy on my kids. are you a pervert looking at my kids on a laptop? makes me very angry. i'm sure it makes everybody else
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angry, too. ridiculous. >> my heart goes out to the people who are running out of money and have nowhere to go but the airport -- because of the volcanic ash. >> have you the see this. absolutely amazing just how it spreads out. the surface low is right around the northern atlantic. here is iceland and what's generating the ash cloud. once it drifts to the south, jet stream, begins to spread out and notice now that it is going to be affecting areas by maine. just over to east. real thin. you will probably not able to see it with the naked eye. the satellite picture will probably pick it up. most of this continues to stream right through europe and in towards russia. that's where i will be headed over the next, i'd say, 48 hours as the jet stream begins to pick on up. later today, that -- cloud will move away from maine and rest of nova scotia and newfoundland. canadian air space affected as well. i have only seen the u.k. air space shut down for today. get away from here, you can see an area of low pressure, weak one but not going to generate a lot of clouds. lot of rain, too. eastern georgia and now into
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western georgia, too. stretching into areas. just like tennessee, kentucky. get deese enrain. we have the air travel coming in. and it is going to be bad. of course, i will show thank you worst weather coming up in just a little bit. just saw a sneak peek. let me show you a sneak peek of atlanta. low clouds in there. rain is here as well. temperatures today only in the mid 60s. heavy rain off and on. we desperately need it. it is going to be tough for you to go if you are doing any air traveling. talking about that, too. freeze warnings in new york state to pennsylvania, new jersey. stretching back in towards michigan as well. talking about that. look at the west coast which is bad. how bad sit? here is what it looks like. world's worst weather. country's worst weather. reno, nevada, today. sneak peek. 45-mile-per-hour winds. rain and snow. how about that? got to show you this one. see this thing? see that? see any buttons around here? see how fat my thumbs are on my hands. i have problems. there you go. that's why i hate every button.
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>> no, come here. do i have the best weather. no, really. >> forget. >> it some people are not happy with the immigration bill in arizona. why they believe that this could lead to racial profiling being legalized. pictures of what's believed to be the new iphone are all over the internet. you are going to love this story of how supposedly somebody got their hands on this thing. i love it. yes, this works... [ male announcer ] only rogaine is proven to regrow hair in 85% of guys. puhh puhh puhh putt and that's it. [ male announcer ] stop losing. start gaining. i'm going to own my own restaurant. i want to be a volunteer firefighter. when i grow up, i want to write a novel. i want to go on a road trip. when i grow up, i'm going to go there. i'm going to work with kids. i want to fix up old houses. [ female announcer ] at aarp we believe you're never done growing.
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our military salute today is for sergeant marcus lawler. he joined the national guard in 2001. he is in afghanistan now. but also has served in iraq. his wife and baby boy are waiting for his return in just a few weeks. >> hi, robin.
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this is sylvia. i wanted to call and salute my husband. he is serving in afghanistan. he's supposed to be home in a few weeks. my son and i are really excited. can't wait to see him. we want him to know we are so proud of him and love him so much. thank you to all the men and women that served. >> you bet you. we always love to salute our troops. if you have someone you love in the military go to cnn.com/robin. we have been telling you about a new ash cloud that's coming from a volcano in iceland. it is stranding travelers all over europe and in the united states. on facebook, you have been discussing what you would do in that situation. carolyn writes -- i sit tight and extend my vacation time. robert says -- six days in kaiserslautern, germany, so far trying to get home. regardless i wouldn't try to leave until i heard the all clear. you can facebook us or e-mail us. about any of the stories we talk about. miss jennifer is off today.
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i will talk about the consumer news with you. the fda wants to reduce the am of salt that you are eating. hoping to prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. fda sources tell "the washington post" that the agency will work with the food industry. a city hall industry group says that the science regarding sa i intake isn't clear. strong words. the internet is buzzing but what appears to be a next generation iphone. come here and take a look at this. the tech log says this phone is a prototype. and it was found in a bar near apple's head quarters in california. the device appears to have two cameras is and a bigger battery. no comment from apple. the website says it returned the phone to the company at apple's request. ♪ in thinking that somebody went there and had lunch and had a few brews, wait a minute, i think i forgot something. >> what happened?
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those things are easy to misplace. >> hi, zblob how are you doing? let me show you real quick, we have the u.k. air space shut down one more time today because of the ash cloud. look off to the west when you get to the areas like atlanta. here's the rain. right around northern georgia. creeping in from alabama. that's atl, atlanta. planes coming and going out. so far no delays. obviously great news. that will change. all for about an hour or more delays, rain will hang in there for most of the afternoon with the low clouds, too. poor visibility and out west, san francisco, calling for about an hour or more delay. probably closer to two hours in san francisco later as the wind and rain picks up. then it is going to be windy. also for places like boston, winds gusting to near 30 miles per hour. las vegas, going to be windy for you as well. 40 to 45 miles per hour winds. l.a.x., los angeles calling for light showers with poor visibility as well. more on that in a half hour. a lot of kids must have sore throats from texting nearly 100 times a day. wow. but there is a new report that it is probably affecting their sleep, too.
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♪ ♪ when the clouds roll in for a rainy day ♪ ♪ i have seen arizona passed one of the toughest immigration bills in the country. it still needs the governor's signature, though. it would basically require police officers to check the
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documents of anyone that they suspect might be in the u.s. illegally. could it be just the way they look? well, many latinos say that it will only make them a target of racial profiling. >> right now the way things are being targeted is that -- all latinos are undocumented and that's absolutely not true. i'm a citizen. and if i'm pulled over, i mean, it is ridiculous. it is -- unjust. it is immoral and inhumane. >> under this bill, legal immigrants could even be arrested if they were not carrying their green card on them. all right. the bill's support others the other side say it will make the entire country safer. that's because almost one in five caught trying to cross the arizona border illegally have criminal records in the united states. one sheriff here says the more authority they have to stop suspicious people, the more criminals will get off the streets. >> we don't have a large resident population of illegal aliens in our county.
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they simply pass through, move through us and go to all parts usa. i have been telling people for years that they are running over us and headed your way and get ready. >> sheriff works right on the border. he says his county makes more than half of the illegal i am grant arrests in the entire country, robin. that's a big number. >> in that one county? >> it could be hundreds of thousands. >> wow. richard, talk -- seems like a lot of work. >> it is. new this morning -- omg, a third of teens and more send more than 100 texts a day. text sing their primary form of communication. more than four out of five say they sleep with their phones in or near their beds. one dock says hey, many teens are losing sleep so they can con to be social. and that's affecting their grades in school. a farmer won this year's boston marathon. he says he will use the money to buy some cows, livestock. here's rafer with more on that
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story. it is a good chunk of money. >> 1$175,000. robert k. cherry, this guy was so dominant he shattered the course record set by another kenyan named robert k. chariot. again, no relation. 26,000 runners including an unprecedented 71 unforced error greece, 26-mile course. my hat is off to you. ryan howl who was the american hero. he finished fourth but the best time ever for an american. he got a huge applause but it was cheruiyot who ran like one, winning the race. winning $175,000. he will buy livestock of that. chicago's joe kim noah upset people in cleveland when he said, and i quote, cleveland sucks. >> he didn't just mean the team. >> the town. >> he men the town. >> the city. and the -- cavaliers' lebron james took exception with that. james went off and the cavs won the second game.
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did you really mean that about cleveland? >> you like it? you think that cleveland is cool? mine, i never heard anybody say i'm going to cleveland on vacation. what's so good about cleveland? >> in cleveland. >> he was in cleveland? >> in cleveland saying that. >> cleveland media. >> where you live stinks. oh, no, he didn't. fashion police came down on the manager of the hottest team in baseball, joe madden of the tampa bay rays. told he could no longer wear his hoody during games. >> what's the problem? >> he's cold. >> not approved apparel apparently. he worn it for years and wears it because he is cold. rays won their seventh straight game on the road. >> what is he supposed to wear? >> just a coat. the next half hour, why one nascar driver wishes they would always race on mondays. robin? >> thank you very much. the florida governor's race could be a little different this year. yes. good video you will talk about coming up. governor charlie crist says he's thinking about leaving the republican party. he says he is considering running for the u.s. senate as an independent.
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okay. volcano in iceland isn't nearly done. the conditions in europe are about to get worse again because of a new ash cloud. london ae's main airports are sl closed. 40,000 americans are stuck in britain now as we speak. nasa will try one last time today to bring the space shuttle "discovery" home to florida. the next attempt is going to be 9:08 eastern. nasa scrubbed an earlier attempt at the kennedy space center. if the sky does not clear up in florida, they will be sent to the backup site in southern california. president obama will deliver the eulogy at the public memorial for the 29 miners killed in west virginia. it is the country's worst coal mining disaster in 40 years. vice president biden will also be at sunday's service.
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the event will also have music performances and prayers and other tributes. those are some of our headlines today. just wanted to pause and check in with you today. are you slept i don't a tuesday? i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. this volcano eruption in iceland is intensifying, believe it or not. stranded travelers are running out of time and patience and money. after five days of being stuck, they are looking for any signs they are going to be able to go home soon. >> flights out on friday. who knows. >> fingers crossed. we are hoping it would be earlier but i don't think it will. >> you want a big picture? look at this. this is the view volcano from a satellite from nasa. you can see a huge ash cloud just floating southward. it is obviously so gray for obvious reasons. and the volcano first started erupting march 20th. it only turned into an economic disaster in the past week. we have just learned that civil rights activists dorothy height has died. she was a longtime president of
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the national council of negro women. height was the leading woman who helped the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. and others orchestrate the civil rights movement in the '50s and '60s. she was 98 years old. arizona's governor mass until saturday to sign or veto one of the toughest immigration laws in the country. it would basically require police officers to check the documents of anybody they suspect may be here in the united states illegally. correspondent richard lui. that sounds like a ton of work. >> yes. controversial issue. a lot of work for police is what you are saying, robin. you will -- some say that this could actually bankrupt them. the sheriff and one border county we are talking about earlier in arizona, he says that he deals with half of the illegal immigrant arrests in the entire country. but there's only 160 cells in his main jail. and his website says the federal government reimburses 15% of the cost. so you add potential for hundreds of thousands more arrests each year, and they are in the red there.
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supporters over the bill here, robin, say that it is worth the extra money to get potentially dangerous illegal immigrants off the streets. >> both of arizona's senators say that the local police if they are going to do this will need big-time help from the feds. so what are they asking for? >> robin, these two republican senators you are talking about, john mccain and jon kyl have a ten-point plan. in that ten-point plan, they ask for 3,000 national guard troops to deploy immediately to arizona's boarder with mexico. i they also want 3 thousand more by 2015. one local sheriff says that they need all of this help because border violence is on the rise. >> in the past when these coyotes or guides, oftentimes they were not armed. now they are always armed and they are being aggressive. they are being aggressive against the law enforcement. we are supposed to be the protectors of our communities and having a difficult time to do it. >> and they smuggle individuals from below the boarder to above the border.
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senators mccain and kyle say the border patrol agents sent to the most dangerous areas should get extra pay, robin. they are also asking for a double-row border fence and more surveillance. some of the plan there. >> you know, what you can certainly see why people would want double pay to have to go do what potentially is a very, very dangerous job. >> should be very dangerous i, yes. police in tennessee are trying to figure out why a man opened fire outside of a hospital in knoxville. he killed a woman and himself. two other women were injured during the attack. and a cab driver says that the man took a taxi to the hospital and gave the driver $20 and told him to wait outside. the shooting started a short time later. >> i realized that, you know, i was on call and didn't have my beeper. so i was going back. the fellow that became, i guess, the gunman passed by me and was heading for door number five, the discharge door. and -- i remember looking up at him and just kind of nodding and then going into the g.i. lab. >> the hospital was put on
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lockdown after the shooting. it reopened last night. the u.s. military calls the death of top al qaeda in iraq leaders potentially the most significant blow to that group. it says that the u.s. and iraqi troops killed the two men object sunday. iraq's prime minister says a strike broke al qaeda's backbone. and the u.s. commander there, general raymond odeirno, says it will be a very difficult thing for al qaeda to replace them. two women who got married in massachusetts are trying to get a divorce in texas. a judge granted the divorce but now the texas attorney general's appealing. the arguments start today and the attorney general says that, you know, since texas doesn't recognize their marriage, it can't grant them a divorce. one of the women says that they are not doing this as an equal rights statement. for the people stuck at the airports, volcanic eruptions in iceland, that's no laughing matter but it did not stop the late night zblers the ash,
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commercial flights, commercial jets. the only thing still fly ring toyotas. >> the big volcanic cloud is drifting to new york. were you where of that, coming to new york city. they say, actually the air quality of the city is improve. >> president obama had to cancel his trip to poland. this morning he said he hope it is volcano will stop smoking soon. the volcano said the same thing about him. >> cute. volcano forced the world premier of iron man ii to be moved from london to los angeles. we have 40,000 americans stuck overseas because of the ash clouds. 40,000. >> yeah. so far u.k. is the only one with the closed down air space this morning. that's the only we have seen. potentially good news rest of europe okay. it seems like london, in that area, getting tough. what about our weather? weather brought to you by zyrtec. wane to start off by showing thank you volcano. great pictures coming out from sunday. you can see the ash cloud as it
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comes through. lightning on the left side of that. check this out. now remember, you know this. you have all of the particles bombarding each other. they separate the protons from the electrons. that's what causes that electrical charge. boom. there it is. lightning. that, of course, is the volcano. >> yeah, you notice i'm not saying the name. >> nobody is. >> what an amazing picture. >> it is great. >> it is awe-inspiring mother nature. yeah. >> it is. it is not out of the ordinary. happens a lot. this photo is absolutely great. >> i love your geek talk. >> you do? >> gigawatts. that's why i got the job. here is what it looks like. low-pressure region around tennessee. goes to the gulf coast. a weak one. it is not the general -- enough to generate light rainfall coming out of alabama and tennessee and kentucky. drift back into mississippi. headed to georgia and over to the state capitol right now. here's atlanta. deese enrain overhead. we will see delays with the flights because of the low clouds. also cold temperatures to the north of the boundary. you see the frost advise risk
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areas shaded in blue. good part of pennsylvania, including the philadelphia area and you can see it there. jersey, new york state. stretching towards michigan where it turns into a freeze warning with temperatures below freezing this morning. little bit of light rain. nebraska, coming out of south dakota, weak impulse. light rain pulling away from south texas as well. the big storm coming in across western portions of the country. here's your low pressure region. you can see it across northern california. couple of tower cams to show you. receipt me start with the san francisco tower cam. add that one first. rain is coming in right now. it is going to be heavy at times. little windy. we are talking abouting the bay bridge here. looks good. if you are traveling out to the bay area, it is going to be tough because of that rain and the winds. san francisco, high today, only in the mid 50s. the flip side going to the other part of the country, how about boston? weak frontal boundary to your south. watch it for northwest wind to pop up to 25 miles per hour today. it will be rather warm. 71 degrees, the high of boston. lot of sunshine. just a little windy. might catch a delay at logan. we will look at that coming up, robin, in ten minutes thank you. >> you got it. a texas girl pointed her finger like a gun and says it
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call. >> two more feet to the west and would have hit that gas meet other the side of their house. a couple more feet more and it would have went into my garage. >> yeah. the contractor's company is looking into what happened. investment bank goldman sachs gist reported a huge profit for the most recent quarter. more than $3 billion, with a "b," dollars. later on this morning, goldman will talk about charges that it ripped people off by selling investments that were essentially designed to fail. goldman has called the charges unfounded. it is reporting a huge profit. some would say it is gaudy. bank of america wants to give unemployed customers a nine-month break from their mortgage payments since they don't have a job. under the plan reported in "the charlotte observer," if you don't find a job in nine months the bank does get the house. now it would help pay your moving expenses, though. the bank says that it provides financial relief and a timetable
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for making life decisions. the plan would need government approval. the prices you paid for prescription drugs went way up last year. the cost of brand-named farther suit cals rose 9%. according to a report in t"the wall street journal". it is suggested the drug companies are pass along the increased cost from health care reform. but the drug companies say that, no, the prices are the result of the market conditions and research and development costs. you know, we have been following the rallies of the tea pear movement across the nation. and last night, the chairman of the tea party express was on hln's "the joy behar show." things got heated when when she asked him what tea partiers are so upset about. >> what don't you like about this country and our constitution? >> i love the constitution. >> how dare you -- how dare you insult working men and women who love their country -- >> who is insulteding them? >> and feel it is being taken away from them. who believe in equal rights for
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all, including the working stiff in this country -- >> listen, listen, mark! don't give me that crap! i come from a working class family, okay. my mother was a sewing machine operator. my father was a truck driver. give it a rest. >> yeah. catch "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern on hln. tonight's guest is actress christine boranski. space shuttle "discovery" landing is on track now. nasa just announced it is going to be landing the shuttle at 9:08 a.m. eastern. that will be in florida. the poor weather conditions earlier this morning, though, caused them to postpone landing that was supposed to be happen in the 7:00 a.m. hour. now it will be 9:00 a.m. eastern. we will cover it live. i expected to come over the continental united states. a lot of you may be able to look up in the sky and see the thing. it is no normal. ben roethlisberger is back practicing with the steelers. but the commissioner of the nfl may be ready to suspend him. also, can tanning be an
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♪ ♪ won't you come see about me ♪ i'll be alone >> i'm like -- i can dance better than that. kate gosselin had a tough night on "dancing with the stars" last night. she and her partner danced on the theme song from "the breakfast club" movie. "don't you forget about me." the judging hammered that performance. is that suppose ed to be a walt? >> fox trot? >> oh, you are right. one judge said the fox trot was more than a stroll than a dance with kate. one celebrity will be sent home tonight. ♪ ♪ like to meet pretty woman >> now that's how you do it. pop star nicole won the judges over last night. she wow themd. she and her partnered to "pretty
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woman." one judge called it the best performance of the season. >> kate should have done the dance from "the breakfast club" where ally sheedy does the -- the part where she does the -- >> goes -- >> yeah. >> maybe that's the deal. maybe it just does not agree with our idea of how you should dance to an old classic. >> didn't know it was a fox trot. ben roethlisberger was reuniting with his teammates, doing that dance. but the head of the nfl was blasting him on radio. that's a little uncomfortable. >> he also explained why he will suspend roethlisberger even though he was not convicted of a crime. roethlisberger was all smiles and laughing it up. it was first time he had seen his teammates at practice since his recent sexual assault allegations. meanwhile, roger goodell, the nfl commissioner, says that roethlisberger has shown a pattern of bad judgment and behavior and he violated the league's personal conduct policy. >> you do not have to be convicted or evened of a crime
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to be able to demonstrate that you violated a personal conduct policy. and -- reflect poorly not only on themselves but their entire teammates, all of their teammates, every nfl player in the league. everyone associated with the nfl. >> now they are just waiting. goodell says they are still gathering the facts before he december sides his punishment. what's that, robin? >> i said, that -- that explains because so many times we have been saying, well, how can they do a punishment if he doesn't charge? i can see what the commissioner -- >> he suspended other players never arrested like pacman jones and dante stallworth was not convicted. talk about overcoming the odds and rise to the occasion. convicted but only did 30 days. moving on, texas motor speedway race pushed to monday because of rain. denny hamlin, this guy -- no only did he manage to avoid an eight-car crash, but he just had major knee surgery recently and he won for the second time in three weeks on a monday in a rain-delayed race. so talk about a case of the mondays for denny hamlin.
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he just seems to perform well. i love the poor guy with his hurt knee. gets out. >> he is really sore. >> oh. >> you know what? think about it. as a race car driver i'm sure you can't take any pain no perkset for you! that's 21 stories in the air doing a promotional stunt for the barcelona open. >> one similar to that in dubai, as well. >> is that just me or is that stupid? >> where do the balls go? >> they just fall. a boston marathon winner has plans for his winnings. >> can you imagine what their insurance policy has to be. >> no net, no rope. just insane.
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so far no delays. good start out of tuesday. rain, though, around georgia and atlanta. the world's busiest airport probably catch a delay or two. could be about an hour or so. san francisco even lengthier delays. rain and wind pop up across the bay area. watch it for 30 minute to one-hour delays. 45-mile-per-hour gusts in los angeles. more on that, robin, in a half hour. he got heckled from some members of the crowd yesterday. that's new for you in the next half hour.
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let there be light! see. good morning, how are you doing? it is tuesday morning, april 20th, i'm robin meade and here's what's going on now. people around the world are still stuck at airports around the world because of a volcano in iceland and now we're finding out about a new eruption. new details about teens and texting and it won't make parents lol. how it might be affecting your child's sleep and grades. see an 8-year-old boy's reunion with his best friend, the best friend happens to be a deer. just when it looks like flights could start getting back to normal, a new eruption from the volcano in iceland is causing even more trouble. a new ash cloud headed towards
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london and the airports there are closed and, this is new, 40,000 americans are stuck there in london. now, plenty of british travelers are still stranded here. >> that's the worrying thing. you just -- it's getting empty. >> they're saying they're going to open some airports tomorrow in the uk, but i don't know. >> yeah, so 40,000 americans are stuck in britain. this is becoming an economic disaster for the airline industry. the estimates are that the airlines are losing $200 million a day. and this has gone on for five days. $1 billion and we're still counting. >> it's ash versuseses cash. the more ash means the more cash goes out the door. for european carriers some say like a ryan air that flies within europe, this is the same thing that in the u.s. the entire system was shut down for four or five days. you can't do that with an
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airline. airline lives on cash and this ash is killing the cash. >> check this out, lightning right in the middle of the lava and ash cloud coming from the volcano. these pictures were taken on sunday. isn't it just amazing? the ash cloud spreading towards north america. toyota is announcing another recall for the 2010 lexus gx 460 which consumer reports says could roll over when you make a high-speed turn. the luxury suv is still safe, as long as you take the turn slowly. the company says that a softwaresoftwar softwareupdate will fix the problem with electronic stability control. you can go to cnn.com/robin. all right, nasa has given the okay for the space shuttle "discovery." set for 9:08 a.m. eastern at the kennedy space center. we'll bring you that live. nasa canceled an earlier
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attempt. nasa canceled two attempts yesterday because of the weather. the judge in casey anthony's murder trial is stepping aside after the defense claimed that he was biassed against anthony. the lawyer says that stan strickland had complimented a blogger who was critical of anthony. well, beth karas from "in session" on our sister network "trutv tells you about the new judge. >> he is a no nonsense judge and i don't believe the trial will be affected. this judge has a lot of work to do, but i don't think the case will be delayed. >> here's the blogger in court. one of the post-its said anthony must die. the bloggers criticize those that just bash the anthony family. the judge admits making infrequent visits to blogs and he said he stepped down because biases accusations would be disruptive. president obama got heckled
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apparently from somebody who wants the don't ask, don't tell policy repealed. he was speaking at a fund-raiser in l.a. >> she's passionate about fighting for california's families. she is, we are, we are going to do that. hey, hold on a second. hold on a second. we are going to do that. what the young man was talking about we need, we need to repeal, don't ask, don't tell. which i agree with. and which we have begun to do. it would make more sense to holler that at the people who oppose it. >> well, president obama's appearance also led to protests from veterans and immigration reform advocates. new this morning, omg. the pew research center says a third of teens send more than 100 texts a day.
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more than four out of five say they sleep with their phone in or near their bed so one doctor says many teens are losing their sleep to stay social and it's affecting their grades in school. i bet, i don't know, i bet i send 60 or 70 texts a day. don't you, bob? >> no, i only send foul ones to raifer like ten times a day. >> usually after the no foul language at work. >> i'm in the middle -- >> i like that he's honest about it. >> good morning. make it go by fast. good morning, robin. this great picture of the volcano in southern iceland. that's all snow packed and here's the southern tip of iceland and look at that plume of ash coming down due south and spreading out over the ocean and tremendous shot from the satelli satellite. you can discern right between the colors.
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brown was the ash and where is it going? here is iceland, it begins to spread on in towards europe and also across the atlantic and the lower levels. northern part of the atlantic and that spreads into areas by maine later today. it is going to be there for a few hours and lift back up into canada and there across the united states and that is really going to be this afternoon before it finally pulls away. the main stuff goes straight into europe and, again, we have stoppages in the usair space because of that ash plume and everybody else seems like they're getting up there. right around areas by tennessee and kentucky and i zoom into georgia and that is where the heaviest areas and showers and thunderstorms and there's a possibility this afternoon, but mainly on the light side. then you get away from here, temperatures on the cool side and temperatures in nebraska. here's what it looks like, out west, again, temperatures in the
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upper 30s to low 40s. it's just going to be ugly. congratulations, reno, worst weather in the country. robin, you got right out of the las vegas area just in time. >> you can go to cnn.com/robin and there is a blog about why i was in vegas. >> you were in vegas. >> and it was delicious. >> you have your shirt on your back, good. >> oh, very good. some people are not happy with the proposed new immigration bill in arizona. why they believe it could lead to racial profiling. hold the salt. what the government will to do to get you to consume less sodium. no other medicine, not even advil pm, is more effective for pain and sleeplessness. new motrin pm. [ female ann rollbwaw, for pain and sleeplessness. s ropricelike poulapro, penningtonct rollbwaw, for pain and sleeplessness. s ropricelike poulapro,
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the military salute today is for sergeant marcus lawler. he joined the national guard on september 11th, 2001. he is in afghanistan right now
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and also served in iraq and his wife and baby boy are waiting for his return in just a few weeks. >> hi, robin, this is silvia lawler and i wanted to call and salute my husband who is currently serving in afghanistan. he is supposed to be home in a few weeks and my son and i are really excited. we are so proud of him and love him so much. thank you to all the men and women who served. >> i like that she salutes everybody in the service. if you have somebody, as well, in the military, go to cnn.com/robin. arizona just passed one of the toughest immigration bills in the country, it still needs the governor's situation but it would basically require police officers to check the documents of anybody they suspect might not be in the united states legally. correspondent richard lui joins us now. so, that means you're just kind of walking down the street and if somebody strikes them they're like, okay, i need to check you and you and you. >> what if you get pulled over because you look undocumented? how does that work?
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citizens say it will not work that latinos like her will be a target of harassment. >> right now the way things are being targeted is that all latinos are undocumented and that's absolutely not true. i'm a citizen and if i'm pulled over, i mean, it's ridiculous. it's unjust. it's immoral and it's ihumane. >> most officers do not have enough training to look past race while investigating a person's legal status. also under this bill, robin, legal immigrants could be arrested if they don't have their green card on them. >> the supporters say, hey, they're just trying to enforce the law that exists and that this will make the country safer. the entire country. >> the entire country. when you hear about this part of the story, you might believe the same. one in five trying to cross the arizona border illegally have records. the more authority that he has to stop suspicious people, the more dangerous people they'll get off the streets. >> we don't have a large
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resident population of illegal aliens in our county. they simply passed through, move through us and go to all parts usa. i've been telling people for years that they have been headed your way and get ready. >> that sheriff works in cochise county right on the border. a tremendous burden certainly for his county. >> i wonder how they make up the difference. ms. jennifer is off again today. the fda wants to reduce the amount of salt you're eating and hope to prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. the agency will work with the food industry, but a salt industry group says the science regarding salt intake isn't clear and that the public shouldn't be treated as guinea pigs. it is time to take charge of your career. do you think that you might have
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jury selection starts today for the man accused of hacking into sarah palin's e-mail account. now, it allegedly happened during the 2008 presidential campaign when palin was alaska's governor. david colonel is accused of posting her personal info on the net and giving out a password to boot. he has pleaded not guilty. a u.s. woman found dead at a mxcon resort went on the trip to save her marriage, that's according to her sister. she says that her sister's marriage to a reality tv producer had been falling apart because of a long-term affair that he was having. he has been barred from leaving mexico until the investigation is over. >> i feel that there are a lot of evidence, a lot of things that they need to touch and they haven't touched yet that will be helpful to solve this case. >> the husband has not been
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charged in this case. the victim's family is planning to go to mexico in the next few days to retrieve her body. a pennsylvania school district is admitting now that, yes, it took tens of thousands of secret photos of its students. 56,000 pictures you're talking here. were shot with the web cams installed on the school-issued laptops. one student has sued. he accuses the school of spying on him, but the schools say the cameras were only supposed to be turned on to find stolen computers. well, obviously, 56,000 were not stolen. the fbi has been looking whether it violated federal wiretop laws. >> the security guard sitting there and looking at all those monitors. >> it's a frightening thought, isn't it? makes me want to put a piece of tape over my laptop right there. a farmer won this year's boston marathon and he has plans for the money and that's to buy
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some live stock. >> i would love to see an american win this race, but still a good story because not only will he use it to buy livestock he has the same name as a guy who won this race four times earlier. they're not even related. robert k.cherriot. raced in this 26-mile race. american ryan hall, here he is, finished fourth. posted the best time ever for an american. you can see him there getting huge applause but it was cheruiyot winning the race and $175,000 he says he will use to buy cows. the entire city of cleveland is upset with the bulls joakim noah who said cleveland sucks. >> he didn't mean the team. >> he meant the city. leading the cavs to the playoff win. but noah in cleveland was asked
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the volcano in iceland isn't nearly done. conditions in europe are about to get worse again because of a new ash cloud. london's main airports are still completely closed and, guess what, 40,000 americans are stuck in britain right now. that's just britain. now, president obama will deliver the eulogy at a public memorial for the 29 miners killed in west virginia. it is the country's worst coal mine disaster in 40 years. vice president biden will also be at sunday's service. cory haims official autopsy report could be released this week. the late actor's family suspects he died from a bad reaction to a single pill last month and an initial autopsy said haims
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suffered from pneumonia and an enlarged heart. i wanted to check on you because you're always our stop story. i'm robin meade, hope you're doing well. stranded travelers are running out of time, patience and money. after five days of being stuck, they're looking for any sign they could go home soon. >> actually, actually, it is no good solution for this thing because i want to be safe, i want to travel, maybe those two things are not compatible any more. i don't know, i don't know what the solution is. >> you can see this huge ash cloud floating southward. the volcano first started erupting march 20th and only turn under to an economic disaster in the past week. the u.s. military calls the death of top al qaeda leaders potentially the most significant blow to the group. it says that u.s. and iraqi
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troops killed the two men on sunday. iraq's prime minister said it broke al qaeda's backbone and the general says it will be very difficult for al qaeda to replace them. we learned that civil rights activist dorothy height has died. long-time president of the council. she helped orchestrate the civil rights movement in the 1950s and '60s. she was 98 years old. you have to see this tape, a home security system caught a strange saw accident on otape. the guy was using one of the concrete cutters and the blade got loose and rolled into someone's house. thankfully no one was in the house at the time. but a neighbor says, what a close call. >> two more feet to the west and it would have hit the gas meter and a couple feet more it would have gone into my garage.
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>> the company is looking into what happened. excuse me. 32 minutes past the hour. bob will show you where we have some rain concerns today and i'm sure going to talk about ash entering the american air space, come on. >> talk all about that. maine will get a taste of that ash. real high up, about 20,000 feet. you won't be able to see it, but it will be there. i don't think it will affect air travel. northern california to oregon and good shot of rain coming in off the coast and upper level low but generating a lot of rain coming right on through and generally san francisco northward through seattle winter weather, as well. just not quite as much snow. san francisco bay area rain overhead and we're really going to get some delays here starting momentarily and the rain gets into northern california and stretches all the way up to washington where you see the radar picture picking up pretty
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well especially around the olympic mountains. here is the visible satellite picture of iceland. i want to start with this, you can see what it looks like. the ash cloud as it drifts down to the south you can really discern it color wise because it's a visible picture. the brown is ash cloud and the white snow pack. you can see where it's drifting down to the south and spreading on out and where does it head from here? a little rough over the next couple days especially around portions of europe. ash cloud that comes down to the south and then spreads on out as it spreads over towards the west and it will be affecting northern parts of maine. again, 20,000 feet up you're probably not going to be able to see it, but you'll have it out there and then it drifts back to russia. speaking of the volcano, let me show you this picture, this is something great. this is what it looks like at the surface, lightning coming through right by that ash cloud. how cool is that? it's not out of the ordinary. >> like coming out of the mouth of the volcano. >> it's the greatest.
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the greatest picture you'll see out of this volcano. >> i didn't realize it could lightning in a volcano. >> you want me to explain it geekwise? >> go ahead. >> the particles smash into the matter and it's the electric charges just start. look at that.p i just love looking at it. there you go, robin. >> thank you. we told you earlier that the judge in the casey anthony murder trial is stepping down. ryan smith from our "in session" from "in session" on our sister network is joining us now with the latest on this. this sounds huge to me. >> it's huge. >> the judge after hearing all this stuff recuss himself, base basically because he was accused of going into the blogosphere. >> he called up one of the bloggers and said, i love your blu blog, he was writing casey
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anthony must die. when you think about it, this was a stupid conversation for him to be having. he also called the guy sick in the hospital and you're bias if you're bias how can we trust you to give us a fair trial. >> i thought it was interesting, too, didn't the judge admit that he visits blogs, basically. >> he wants to get a sense if there was a motion and change venue. what people were thinking in the area. the bottom line, if you're a judge on a capital case like this rvesh one of the hugest cases we had in years, you don't want to give no bias or anything like that. keep yourself off the blogs and don't say anything to anybody. just look at the case. the defense says, you know, he's media hound and he wants this attention. i have to tellia the judge in the order gave a scathing review while taking himself off the case. you're accusing me of being a publicity hound and you seek publicity over and over again. i will take myself off the this
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case. >> what about the new judge? >> a judge that is very focussed and very much bottom line come on time, come prepared or i will hold it against you. >> doesn't do the google. >> doesn't do the google. >> ryan, thank you so much. >> sure thing. >> thank you so much. pictures of what is believed to be the new iphone are all over the net. wait until you hear how they reportedly got there. remember the two teachers that did a lap dance at a school rally. find out if they kept their jobs. [ female announcer ] sometimes you need tomorrow
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very nice. new music tuesday and grammy winning country singing shelby lynne is back writing her new songs and it's called "tears, lies and alibis." ♪ i cry and look out the window ♪ ♪ and i just can't wait to hear your alibi ♪ >> isn't that great? critics say the acoustic sound really works well for her. she starts her cross country tour this week in los angeles. let's check out some of the morning papers for you. "usa today" says the fastest growing political party is none of the above. a review shows that the number of independent voters has grown faster than democrats or republicans in at least half of the states it examined. it could be a boost for moderates in midterm elections. a cyberattack against google last december targeted a
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password system for millions of users. fortunately, it doesn't look like any passwords were stolen. animal rights groups are protesting a vote today that would allow more bear hunting but fish and game officials say the state's bear population can handle more hunting. it's quadrupled in the last 20 years. a bride's mom helped a stranger, perfect stranger give birth during her daughter's wedding. a couple didn't think they could make it to the hospital, so they pulled over near milwaukee's art museum and they yelled for help. turned out there were two weddings going on there on saturday. one bride happened to be a nurse. >> and all of a sudden a woman in her peach dress comes running and sbefore we know it we see te head, two pushes full head and second push, full-body. >> my daughter got married to a wonderful young man that became
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my son and there was another son born to a very special couple. >> the baby boy and the mom are doing fine. bank of america wants to give unemployed customers a nine-month break on their house payments. under this plan reported in the "charlotte observer" if you don't find the job in nine months, though. the bank gets your house. it will help pay your moving expenses, though. the bank does provide financial relief and a timetable for making financial decisions. the internet is buzzing about what appears to be a next generation iphone. this prototype, this was a prototype and it was found in a bar near apples headquarters in california. the device appears to have two cameras and a bigger battery. no comment from apple. the website said it returned the phone to the company at apple's request. ben roethlisberger is back
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practicing with the steelers, but the commissioner of the nfl may be ready to suspend him. your views on the volcano in iceland. what you're posting on the facebook page about being stranded at the airport. [ sn [ sneezing ]♪ a reounas
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a suspect accused of bullying a girl until she committed suicide is now arrested on a drunk driving charge. he will appear in as massachusetts court today. he is one of six teens charged with bullying 15-year-old phoebe prince. she killed herself in january after weeks of taunting. renaud has pleaded not guilty in the bullying case. a new poll that says that most people do not believe that legalizing marijuana would boost the economy. tax it like cigarettes and subsidize local growers so where we know where it comes from and what kind of nutrients are put in there. >> i think it's just telling our
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generation it is okay to smoke it. i am not for it. ann says it will be great for the economy since it will bring in tax money and the money people save by not buying off the street will be put to use buying other products. go to cnn.com/robin. i'm sure you have an opinion on that. you can hit our facebook or e-mail us. two canadian teachers who did a lap dance at a school prep rally are out of a job. you may remember students caught the impromptu lap dance on their cell phones in churchill high school in february and then all over the internet from there. one teacher resigned and the other teacher's contract was not renewed. you know, while ben roethlisberger was reuniting with his teammates yesterday, the head of the nfl was blasting him on the radio. that's a little uncomfortable. awkward! >> very much. explaining why he will suspend roethlisberger even though he has not been convicted of a crime. roethlisberger didn't seem like
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anything was affecting him at practice. smiling and laughing it up with his teammates. back for the first time since his recent sexual assault allegations. roger goodell went on the radio and said roethlisberger has shown a pattern of bad judgment and behavior and crime or not, he'll be punished. >> you do not have to be convicted or even charged of the crime to be able to demonstrate that you violated a personal conduct policy and reflect poorly thought only on themselves but their entire teammates, all of their teammates, every nfl player in the league and everyone associated with the nfl. >> now the question is, when will he do it and how long? what are you waiting for? just hand down the suspension and move on. rising to the occasion. nascar races at texas motor speedway, they raced on monday because of rain and that is a good day for denny hamlin, he avoided an eight-car crash.
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this thing took out a lot of drivers and after recently having major knee surgery, won for the second time in three weeks on a monday in a rain delayed race. to quote the great office space "somebody's got a case of the mondays." and talk about tennises reaching new heights. the w hotel in barcelona put a tennises court on the 21st floor. that is soderlin and the verdasco. this is a promotion. do they really play tennis out there? no. they just did this the one time and you can tell they're not really playing. so if the ball went over -- >> that's not really a tennis court deck -- >> it is but a temporary one. >> now we know the real story. >> by the way, a farmer won the boston marathon and you will not believe what he's going to do with his winnings. that in the next half hour. >> that is a great story. the space shuttle "discovery" will land in florida
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good morning. can i show you that? did you see that? it's the space shuttle discovery way off in the distance coming in for a landing. you're going to see it right here live. i'm robin meade. this is "morning express." you will see that happen live this morning on the show. an aviation consultant says people stuck at the airport because of the volcano in iceland should not expect anything in return. these poor people. and teen texters say the cell phone is the first and last thing they look at every day. first, a new ash cloud from the volcano in iceland is headed
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to london. so far the flight situation is improving. air traffic officials expect more than half of flights over europe to go ahead today. only a third of them took off yesterday. so many people were stranded including tens of thousands of americans. apparently at least one of the ireporters. >> i slept on the green cots for two nights. there was no shower for the first two nights. i have been living out of my carry-on. trying to see if i can go through other countries in europe. i had a chance for a nice comfy hotel room, the transit hotel at the airport. i will be probably getting out tomorrow. >> travelers are frustrated that their travel plans were ruined. they are being told not to
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expect a refund unless they have travel insurance. >> it is a weather event. when you buy a ticket to get into a metal tube and fly across the sky you have to bear some of the responsibility if weather shuts the airplane down in omaha or an ash cloud sticks you for two or three weeks. it's not the airline's responsibility. when you do buy a ticket there is a responsibility the consumer has to take. it's like driving down i-95. what are you going to do -- sue the government? >> lightning in the middle of the lava and ash coming from the volcano. the pictures were taken on sunday. the ash cloud is spreading toward north america. i want to check on the shuttle. do we have anything? no? i'm going to keep going with that. oh, look. here it comes. okay. it's supposed to be at 9:08 eastern. this is obviously a zoom lens.
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toyota is announcing another recall. it's a 2010 lexus gx 460 which consumer reports said could roll over on a high speed turn. now, toyota insist that is the suv is still safe as long as you take the turn slowly. for more information now on the recall, you can go to cnn.com/robin. okay. so right now the space shuttle "discovery" is quickly making its way toward the kennedy space center. i don't think it's supposed to happen until 9:08. it zoomed over the central united states in a rare fly-over land. they scrubbed two landings yesterday and one today because of weather. i like listening in. >> -- chute deploy. >> we're way far away from the chute deploying. it's supposed to be around -- we'll take you back there as i do other news here.
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it's one of the last times you will see a shuttle landing. they have only three more times to go out in space before they retire the program. first, new this morning, omg. the pew research center says a third of teens send more than a hundred texts a day. texting is their primary form of communication. four of five sleep with their phones in or near their beds. >> it's right by my bed when i go to sleep and by my bed when i wake up. it's the first thing i go to. >> if they respond two, three hours later you're like, what's going on? >> imaging studies show the kids texting have that area of the brain light up the same as an addict using heroin. they will describe that when i don't have it, i feel bad. i feel anxious or sad. >> you feel cut off, yeah. one doctor says teens are losing sleep to keep texting.
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they keep the social circle going and that's affecting grades in school. the survey finds 75% of teens own cell phones. that's up 30% from 2004. president obama got heckled from somebody who wants the don't ask don't tell policy repealed. he was speaking at an event for barbara boxing in l.a. >> she's passionate about fighting for california's families. [ shouting ] >> she is -- we are going to do that. hey, hold on a second. we are going to do that. [ chanting ] >> what the young man was talking about was we need to repeal don't ask don't tell, which i agree with. [ cheers and applause ] >> and which we have begun to do. it would make more sense to holler that at the people who oppose it. >> some supporters of don't ask don't tell say the policy is effective.
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others say now is not the time to change with troops in battle. look on the left side of the screen. the space shuttle discovery is going to be making a landing. it's only 68 miles away. it's headed in. it slows down to two and a half times the speed of sound. probably across florida you heard maybe the sonic boom. the weather has been the big concern. bob? >> so far so good. they have stayed away. the winds now are light. two to five miles per hour out of the northeast. light winds not a problem. visibility is up. orlando had fog. it was less than a mile visibility. at cape canaveral, ten miles of visibility. that's the most you can report. winds out of the northeast at four to five miles per hour. the thunderstorm activity is well offshore and falling apart. it should be a go to land. we do see the rain pocketing
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around georgia, tennessee, kentucky. it will be heavy at times, especially around atlanta for the morning. we'll see scattered showers and thunderstorms develop later this afternoon. to the west, light rain around nebraska. more showers away from texas but they will refire this afternoon. the big storms across northern california. rainshowers, snowshowers. they will be heavy at times across the sierra nevada range. >> let me interrupt you. >> i was baiting for it. >> they can see the runway and this is about the time the shuttle commander takes manual control of the shuttle. can you imagine? it has to be difficult. you physically are going to line this thing up with the runway and take manual control. oh, there's the clouds we're talking about -- or something. >> right. >> we have it on a another camera shot. as it comes in here, it will come in at 19 degrees downward. that's about seven times steeper than you experience when you're in a plane going into a landing
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and you feel like, oh, god, that doesn't feel good. they're going seven times steeper and 20 times faster approaching the runway than you would in a commercial aircraft. isn't that fascinating? they are 3,500 feet away now. when they get to the ground -- how many -- wow. they're traveling 370 miles per hour. thank goodness for the chute. that's all i have to say. >> half the speed of sound. >> let me listen in here. isn't that beautiful? the weather did shape up nicely for them. >> landing gear down and locked. landing gear touchdown. pilot jim dutton deploying the drag chute.
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>> the chute deploys at 226 miles per hour. >> 9:08 exactly. they pegged it. >> nose gear touchdown. >> there you go. so the space shuttle is now home. they have only three more missions before this program is retired. think about how many shuttle landings you have seen. you will only see three more. that will be it. this one was different, bob, because people were able to see it over parts of the continental united states. usually it comes from the south, so it's not over land that much. kind of cool. sorry to interrupt. >> great stuff. >> yes. some people aren't happy with a proposed immigration bill in arizona. plus, a school district accused of spying acknowledges there were tens of thousands of secret photos taken of students. $$üyh?h8 @@@@@@
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something we do every day, every hour is for sergeant marcus lawler. he joined on september 11, 2001. he's now in afghanistan but also served in iraq. his wife and baby boy are waiting for his return in a few weeks. >> hi, robin. this is sylvia lawler. i want to salute my husband serving currently in afghanistan. he's supposed to be home in a few weeks. my son and i can't wait to see him. we want him to know we're so proud and love him. thank you to all the men and women who serve. >> i like that she saluted everybody in the service. if you have a love one in the military go to cnn.com/hln/robin. a pennsylvania school district is admitting that it took tens of thousands of secret photos of kids. 56,000 pictures were shot with web cameras installed on school-issued laptops. one student sued accusing the school of spying. but the schools say the cameras
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were only supposed to find stolen computers, so what went wrong? the fbi is looking at whether it violated federal wiretap laws. a judge in casey anthony's murder trial is stepping aside after the defense claimed he was biased against anthony. the lawyers said judge strickland complimented a blogger who they say was critical of anthony. she denies the killing. 30 minutes ago i spoke with ryan smith. >> he said he wanted a sense of -- there is a motion to change venue. he wanted to know what people are thinking. basically the bottom line is if you're a judge on a capital case like this, one of the hugest we have had in years you don't want to give a semblance of bias, impropriety. stay off the blogs. just do the case. >> here's the blogger in court. one of his posts had a fake legal motion which said "anthony must die." the judge said he's criticized
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those who bash the family. the judge is said to make infrequent visits to blogs. he said he stepped down because bias accusations would be disruptive. jennifer is off so let's talk about this together. the fda wants to stop down the salt you're eating. hoping to prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. fda sources tell the washington post the agency will work with the food industry but the industry group say it is science regarding salt intake isn't clear and the public shouldn't be treated as guinea pigs. the economy is showing signs of imefment but small business owners are still not very optimistic. according to an american express poll one in five businesses call their companies sinking ships. half said they were merely staying afloat. companies say sales are weak and it's hard to get credit from banks.
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that could change. 80% of banks plan to increase small business loans this year. sandra bullock is being asked to return her razzie award. you have to hear why they want her trophy back. and an nba fan doesn't have fans in cleveland. hear how he criticized the town. ! stg ed
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a farmer won the boston marathon and says he's going to use the money to buy some cows. i'm rafer weigel with sports. robert k. chariot of kenya shattered the course record set by another kenyan of the same name and they're not related. 26,000 runners ran the 26-mile race. my hats off to you. american ryan hall finished fourth but posted the best time ever for an american to huge applause. you can see him milking the crowd. it was cheruiyot who won
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$175,000 which he said he'll use to buy cows. in the entire city of cleveland they are upset with joakim noah who said, i quote, cleveland sucks. lebron james didn't like it. he went off in response leading the cavs to the win. but noah was in cleveland asked by the cleveland press, really, do you want to clarify that? >> you like it? you think cleveland's cool? i never heard anybody say, i'm going to cleveland on vacation. what's so good about cleveland? >> i happen to have a friend that vacationed there for the rock & roll hall of fame. i give him credit for sticking to his guns. the fashion police came down on the manager of the hottest team in baseball. joe maddon was told, you can no longer wear your hoodie during games. are you kidding me?
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it's not approved apparel. the man is cold. he's been wearing it for years. >> that's his mojo. >> exactly. they won seven straight on the road. what will happen when they take away his hoodie? baseball players are superstitio superstitious. >> mm-hmm. >> ahead, why one race car driver wishes they would always race on mondays. robin? >> in case you missed it, we watched the space shuttle land in florida a few minutes. the shuttle zoomed over much of the central part of the united states over land. nasa scrubbed an earlier attempt today because of too much rain and fog around kennedy. the space shuttle program has only three flights left. discovery will make one more flight in september. the razzies are asking sandra bullock to return her award for worst actress. she won for "all about steve" but apparently took home the 25-year-old original trophy, not the cheap replica given to
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the new york stock exchange is open for business. get this. a bank facing a major federal lawsuit may end up propping up the market. we'll explain when we go live to new york. oh, is the market getting prayers? that's what it looks like this morning. okay. anyway, we'll talk about the market in about six minutes. the volcano in iceland is not done. a new ash cloud is headed for london. it is not just a nightmare for travelers. the airline industry is estimated to have lost $1 billion -- billion -- because of the volcano. president obama will deliver the eulogy at the memorial for
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the miners killed in west virginia. vice president biden will also be at the sunday service. the space shuttle discovery landed safely 20 minutes ago at the kennedy space center in florida. rain and clouds delayed an earlier attempt. seven astronauts were on the shuttle. the space program will close down soon. not the space shuttle program, not the space program. discovery is scheduled to make the final shuttle flight in september. what's that, guys? oh, yeah, yeah. i can see it now. here's your live picture. they wheeled stairs up to the shuttle. can you imagine being the astronaut now getting used to gravity and you have to walk out. we'll keep an eye on that. those were some of the top stories. welcome back. good morning. how are you, sunshine? the volcano eruption in iceland is getting stronger and stranded travelers are running out of time and money. after five days of being stuck they are looking for a sign they can come home soon.
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>> actually, there is no good solution because i want to be safe. i want to travel. maybe those things aren't compatible. i don't know. i'm just stuck here. i want to get home. >> you want the big picture? here you go. it's a view of the volcano from a nasa satellite. you can see the huge ash cloud floating southward. the volcano started erupting march 20th. it's only turned into an economic disaster in the past week. our fabeceboofacebookers have b discussing what they would do. bea says, stuff happens, sit tight and deal. how many people can call in to work and say, the volcano won't let me come home. pat says, last time i checked the planet was still a sphere. are they honestly trying to say there is only one way to get from here to there? good point. chris says, europe is known for its fantastic rail systems.
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i'd get on a train! tell us what you think. facebook or e-mail us. a u.s. woman found dead at a mexican resort apparently went there to save her marriage according to her sister. she says her sister's marriage to reality tv producer had been falling apart because of a long-term affair he was having. he's been barred from leaving mexico until the investigation is over. >> i feel that there are a lot of evidence, a lot of things i they need to touch that will be helpful to solve this case. >> the husband has not been charged and hasn't responded to his sister-in-law's accusation of an affair. the victim's family is planning to go to mexico in the coming days to retrieve her body. the. the prices paid for prescription drugs last year went way up. the cost of brand name pharmaceuticals rose 9.1%. it is suggested that drug companies are passing along the increased cost from the health
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care reform but the drug companies say that prices are the result of the market conditions and research and development costs. kate gosselin had a bad night on "dancing with the stars." what is this? ♪ >> i don't even think she was trying here. i bet she was ticked off about something. she and her partner danced to the theme song from "the breakfast club," simple minds, "don't you forget about me." one of the judges said the fox trot was more of a stroll than a dance. it doesn't even go with the song. here's how you do it. ♪ ♪ pretty woman
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>> that's what i'm talking about. meanwhile, pop star nicole scherzinger wowed the crowd and the judges. she and her partner tangoed to "pretty woman." one judge called it the best performance of the season. i hate to do this to the director, but do you have that tape of kate gosselin again dancing? what was that? >> it's like night and day. >> i wonder if they didn't get time to practice this week? i feel like they're making it up as they go. >> it's almost like the wrong song got played by accident. >> i did better at my own high school prom. >> probably dressed better, too. and that was in the '70s. >> my foot, mister. >> on the left it looks like "weekend at bernie's 3," dragging a corpse around the dpa dance floor. >> thanks, bob. >> you see the cold front to the
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west of san francisco. a lot of rain off the pacific. here come it is heavy stuff. south of san francisco. san jose into monterey getting slammed into heavy rain. when it gets to the heaviest part of the mountains, the high mountain range around the sierras it will turn to snow and be heavy at times. snow across the southern half of the sierras piling up to 10, 20 inches, mainly above 6,000 feet. that's where the warm weather changes to the cold stuff. the blue areas are advisories. we'll see a little bit less snow but it will be out there. let me show you the snow over the next two days. this computer model generates and this purple is ten to 20 inches. it's a good bet the snow will be around california but also nevada this afternoon. again, a late season round of snow. it will be heavy at times. back to san francisco. look at the heavy rain around the bay area with the orange color south of san jose. that's where you have the
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downpour action moving to the north at a good clip. rain into northern california toward eureka. in san francisco, you want the heavy rain? it's out there. delays at the airport because of that. most of the rain is south of the bay area itself. it comes back in and so does the wind. want to see something else cool? lightning coming right out of the ash cloud. a lot of friction and breaking up of the atmospheric particles. electrons and protons separate and they come together and you get lightning, boom. >> that's amazing. >> it's great. >> lightning from a volcano. >> you got it. strong corporate earnings gave wall street a boost yesterday. the trend looks to continue today. stephanie elam is in new york. i was talking about the open. i thought maybe i saw a priest making prayers for the market. i'm not sure what i sawment. >> i don't know who was ringing the bell. i saw that, too. i'll find out the answer. i don't know who that was ringing the opening bell there.
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if there were prayers out there, i guess they are being answered now. we are higher. we have more solid earnings led by goldman sachs. goldman sachs making $3.5 billion last quarter, up 91% from a year ago. easily beating wall street. keep in mind last year was tough. comparisons are easy this year. like other wall street firms, gold man is benefitting from strong trading revenue and the recovering economy, pushing stock higher but lower than it was on friday when fraud allegations were launched. now it's below the flatline. ibm's income rose 13% and they boosted the outlook for the year. the increase is a sign that companies are spending money on technology which will ultimately help the recovery. what's not going to help -- unemployme unemployment. job cuts from novartis. they are planning to cut 400 jobs in new jersey. at least four big health care
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providers will heed new legislation early. the insurance will allow college grads to stay on their parents' health care after graduation. the bill allows young adults to stay on the plan until age 26 but not until september. >> i've got your answer here. it was a catholic charity ringing the opening bell. thus, the priest. archbishop of new york. >> oh, that's a big one. >> that's a big one. all right. remember the two teachers who did a lap dance at a school rally. you will find out if they have a job after the video was all over the internet. also, some wedding crashers came away with more than they bargained for.
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people don't believe legalizing marijuana would boost the economy. in a new poll by the associated press and cnbc, 57% of the people said legalizing pot would not create jobs. 25% said legalizing it may create more jobs in their towns. 62% approve of the states taxing the drugs. 14 states legalized medical marijuana. our facebookers have something to say. lena says, marijuana generates billions in revenue for the drug dealers. if it wasn't illegal, people could grow their own or maybe start businesses. tina writes, come on. does anyone really believe that is going to be good for this country? it's just opening the door for stoners to get worse. and what a wonderful world for our children. go to cnn.com/robin. you can hit the facebook or e-mail. a group of retired military officers is pointing to something in schools and calling it a threat to national
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security. richard lui is working on it. good morning. >> good morning. you will never guess what they are pointing at. the officers are saying the military is having a tough time recruiting and they are blaming cafeteria lunches. we'll break it down for you. plus, the brother of oscar winner mo'nique went to oprah to give a startling confession. we'll have it in 15, 20 minutes. >> that's a gripping story. two canadian teacher who is did a lap dance at a pep rally are now out of a job. students caught the impromptu lap dance at the high school in february. then the clip was all over the web. one teacher resigned. the other teacher's contract was not renewed. later today, the son of actor michael douglas will be sentence on drug charges. cameron douglas admitted to selling meth and cocaine at a hotel. his father sent a let tor the judge asking for leniency saying the family's fame and history of substance abuse drove his son to
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drug addiction. douglas faces ten years in prison. the bride's mother helped a stranger give birth during her daughter's wedding. a couple didn't think they could take it to the hospital, so they pulled over near milwaukee's art museum and yelled for help. turns out there were two weddings going on and one bride's mom was a nurse. >> and all of a sudden a woman in her peach dress comes running and before we know it we see the head, two pushes full head and second push, full-body. >> my daughter got married to a wonderful young man that became my son and there was another son born to a very special couple. >> the baby boy and the mom are just fine. can we go back to the bride? i want to know what she really thinks. don't you, bob? it's her one day! >> my one day and i get up
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staged. the kid didn't pick chicken or fish. come on. >> oh, good morning. >> a couple delays. denver has a 15 to 30-minute delay because of fog. we're going to see massive delays in san francisco. first the rain and then the wind. atlanta, we had rain overhead, poor visibility. an hour delay for most of the day. not much more than that. san francisco calling for an hour or more. las vegas, windy conditions today. 45 miles per hour gusts. 30 minute delays. boston logan, half hour delays and gusty winds in new england as well. more in a half hour. >> thank you. one iraq vet was told not to come to a high school prom. why the school doesn't want him to escort his sister. plus, can tanning be an addiction? visine®-a iclinically pro e sy moop visine®-a.
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>> he's not going to drink. he's not a boyfriend. he's very responsible. >> aren't there chaperones there? he would not do that during his sister's prom. >> since the school didn't budge on the rule, jennifer has decided to go to the prom alone. ben roethlisberger reunited with teammates but as he did that, the head of the nfl was blasting him on the radio. awkward! >> good morning. the nfl commissioner has suspended players who were not arrested. so he was on the radio basically explaining why even though ben roethlisberger has not been convicted of a crime he probably will be punished. but ben roethlisberger was smiling and laughing with teammates, back for the first time since his sexual assault allegations. meanwhile the commissioner explained that he's shown a pattern of bad behavior and judgment and violated the personal conduct policy of the
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league. here he is. >> you do not have to be convicted or charged of a crime to demonstrate that you violated a personal conduct policy and reflect poorly not only on themselves but the entire teammates, all of their teammates, every nfl player in the league and everyone associated with the nfl. >> now everyone's like, well, just do it already. stop beating around the bush, hand down the suspension. let's move on. talk about over coming the odds and rising to the occasion. nascars races at texas motor speedway were pushed to monday because of rain. mondays are a good day for denny hamlin. he avoids an eight-car crash that knocked out tony stewart, carl edwards. and after knee surgery he can barely walk and won for the second time in three weeks on a monday in a rain-delayed race. that's a case of the mondays. i just want to show you the poor guy gingerly getting out of the
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car. >> so sore. >> he can barely move. and the w hotel in barcelona put a tennis court on the 21st floor. i don't know if they were scared or not. they acted cool. this is basically a promotional stunt for the barcelona open which started monday. >> so that's not really a tennis court that will stay there. because there's no guardrail. >> who's going to chase after a ball 24 stories high. >> right. a farmer wins the bos marathon. you will not believe what he's going to do with the winning money, the prize money. that in the next half hour. >> i like that story. most u.s. troops in haiti are soon going to be leaving. a top military official says earthquake relief operations are scheduled to end june 1st but some humanitarian mission also continue. more than 20,000 u.s. troops were in haiti in the weeks after the massive earthquake in
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january. right now about 2,200 are still there. so the internet is buzzing about what appears to be a next generation iphone. the tech blog gizmodo says this phone is a prototype and it was found in a bar near apple's headquarters in california. the device appears to have two cameras and a bigger battery. no comment from apple. the website said it returned the phone to the company at apple's request. somebody left it in a bar. >> just laying in a bar. >> the volcano in iceland erupted again, and a new ash cloud could mean more headaches for travelers. and an 8-year-old boy's best friend is a deer. ee [ boom! ] to [ dog barking ] [ sniffing ] [ male announcer ] missing something? like 2 pairs of bifocals for $149.99 at sears optical,
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