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>> ta will do it for me. you're not allowed to go yet. >> have great weekend. cnn newsroom starts now. the threat to u.s. embassies is real. so much so intelligence officials pushed to close down embassies across the middle east this weekend. just today a worldwide travel warning issued. things are getting worse for the mayor of san diego. another woman stepping forward with claims that bob filner actually harassed her. the images nothing short of shocking. pictures of what three brave women endured inside that house. i'm suzanne malveaux.
i want to bring you breaking news. if you're traveling overseas we want to warn you here the state department has issued a travel alert for u.s. citizens. officials are warning of possible terror attacks in the middle east and north africa. the terror threat has prompted the state department to close several u.s. embassies. we're covering this story from all angles. i want to bring in chris lawrence. he's got details on this worldwide travel alert. i want to start with you jim, at the white house and then chris and then the threat to al qaeda. fill us in here. let's start with you chris. >> basically, what's happening now is american intelligence officials now say that they have been tracking a particular threat from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula for the past
several weeks. in the past several days they have received additional intelligence information. once analyzing that that's what pointed them to a potential take inside yemen as well as other attacks in the middle east and north africa. that is what prompted that move by the obama administration to close the embassies and then just today to issue the worldwide travel alert. i spoke with a u.s. official who called this threat both credible and serious saying that it could be directed at diplomatic posts but could go beyond that. hence today you see the worldwide travel alert for any americans traveling abroad. my colleague barbara starr has been told they are looking specifically at a potential threat to the u.s. embassy in yemen between the days of august 3rd through the 6th. also they are specifically looking at august 4th.
on this year that has become a particularly special and important day in the islamic calendar as it relates to ramadan. >> why do they have affiliates going after america? what's the hallmark that al qaeda could be behind the threats? >> they have shown the desire and ability to go after u.s. targets abroad. they were behind the plot that the cia thwarted a year ago. they're also believed to be behind those cargo packages that were shipped to chicago synagogues with exemployeesive
material. that group has shown the ability and desire to attack targets overseas. that's what the intelligence is pointing. >> jill, what can people do? how can they protect themselves sns. >> they have to be very ware of their surroundings. they have to know that the american embassieembassies, the post-closures. you can go on to the website of the state department and find them. those embassies and consulates will be closed. in emergencies they might be able to provide something but you're not going to ghet there. one of the reasons the state department is pointing out is they do not want people and this would be foreign nationals standing in line waiting to get visas. it could be an invitation for a
potential attack. they are really closing up. americans have to be very aware that's happening. they also have to be ware of their surroundings. after all the state department points out there's been attacks in transportation systems and other places. then finally, urging people to look on the website of the state department. you can register and get updated information. >> i imagine the add mfrgs very much aware and trying to alert people as quickly as possible because there's a threat here. they want people to know. >> that's right. the vice president himself was here on capital hill earlier this week. the chair and ranking members of the key committees and what i was told by a source in the room is they were told there's an
increase in chatter. very concerned about that and specifically abroad. i asked whether or not the chatter was about targeting americans in general or these embassies. the response i got from the source in this briefing was it was targeting embassieembassies. this source said that he has been in many meetings like this. certainly has been up here for a while since 9/11 and i could even see on the source's face it was pretty grim. couldn't get into a lot because it was a classified briefing but it was clear the source is concerned based on what they heard. >> tell us about the environment. you remember 9/11. you were there on the hill and how tense it was and concerned lawmakers were. give us a sense of how concerned they are now. >> it's a close call.
there aren't that many people knowing about it. those people clearly just the fact that the vice president was here already for a meeting that was already scheduled. i should make that point clear. the fact he decided to talk about it with them gives you a sense of the level of concern just that in and of itself. also the other thing that other sources have told me and reminded me which is an important point after what happened in benghazi nobody wants to take chances. >> all right. i want to focus on embassy closures. i want to bring in nick payton walsh. we are being told it's serious and you have embassies that are close ed on sunday. what are we learning about beyond sunday and the level of threat we're dealing with here. >> reporter: where i'm standing
in beirut the embassy is normally closed on sunday but the indication is they will open as normal on monday which gives you an idea of how time specific they believe this threat to be. the baghdad embassy does express they might extend the closure a few days beyond. an incredibly large amount of terrain covered here. very fine moment of sunday. a key night in the religious observant month of ramadan. some my interpret those days as a time when islamic extremists may think it was more apt to strike. this key issue focused on sunday. >> thank you. i want to bring in jim acosta from the white house.
it's briefed about the embassy closures. what is he saying about the level of this threat? >> no surprise. white house officials are being very tight lipped. they're not saying very much about this travel warning and list of closings coming out of state department. we did hear from a u.s. official who did say the president has been briefed on this. he was briefed before this morning and he knew in advance of the plan for these closures. that really shouldn't come as any surprise. that's the level of the president's involvement in this. one thing we should mention, you heard dana mention benghazi, we're come can go up on the one year anniversary of that attack. very much on the minds of the president's security team. you recall the u.n. ambassador was confirmed over in the
senate. she's the final piece of the top level puzzle for the president's new national team. this weekend this will be a big test for that new team. >> thank you very much as well as dana, chris and jill. we'll be following these travel warnings throughout the afternoon and this hour. edward snowden spent his first night in relative freedom with american friends in moscow. this was the first few hours outside the airport. this is since late june. he was on the run from u.s. charges of being a spy. he continues to be. phil black is in moscow where he talked to snowden's lawyer. >> reporter: it's the face of a very happy man. the first images show him smiling broadly as he walks out of airport six weeks after he arrives. his location is a secret but his
lawyer says snowden is staying with people who got in touch, reached out online and offered to help him while he was still camping out at the airport. he says they are american citizens who live in russia. he's already making friends and he's already received a very high profile job offer. the founder of a hugely popular social networking site that's often described as the russian version of facebook says he would love to have snowden come and work for him. he's proud russia is helping this man. snowden's lawyer says finding work isn't a priority now. he says snowden wants to adjust to his new home, to his new country. he wants to ensure his personal security and he wants to surround himself with people he can trust. snowden won't be relying on the kindness of strangers. his lawyer is beginning the paper work to get a visa for his
father so he can travel to moscow to be with his son as soon as possible. a lifetime ban or hefty suspension. that's what in the cards for a-rod. will he fight the hand that he's dealt? plus this. >> i think we are cutting off our nose despite our face to not have a generous comprehensive immigration bill. >> my talk with madeline albright on issues ranging from immigration to trayvon martin. [ man ] look how beautiful it is.
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negotiations are continuing between representatives for alex rodriguez and major league baseball. they are trying to reach a deal on a possible suspension but a-rod heading back to the field. rachel nickels is in new york. we've been waiting for days about news on this. do we think this will happen today? >> you know, it's not looking so likely this afternoon but we could always be surprised. the problem is in these kinds of negotiations everybody wants until the last moment to make their final offer. we're not at that last possible
moment. even if baseball does keep a-rod tied to the other players involved there's still a couple days of leeway. they're the talking the issue is that baseball wants this to be finished up neatly. they could suspend him for 100 games, a lifetime ban. if they do that on their own he's likely to appeal. he could file some lawsuits. the whole process could get messy. the dirty details won't come out. the reason they are trying to reach an agreement on a suspension is if they can't come to somewhere in the middle, a little less than baseball wanted, a little more than a-rod would like then they reach a point where he accepts this and they move on. >> we know you'll be all over it. edward snowden is out of moscow airport. he could be hearing from him fairly soon.
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all right. believe it or not today the the last day before member's of congress begin their summer recess. analysis find cnn lawmakers are spending a lot less time on capitol hill. senate met for 133 days before the august recess in 2009. that's 24 days miranda warning the same period this year. the house met 19 dmore days bac in 2009. i want to bring in candy crowley. you don't get a break. we don't get a break. just because they're taking time off you have to cover this all the time. seems like they are living up to the reputation it's a do nothing congress. are they getting anything done when they leave? >> certainly they would tell you they talk to their con constituents and hold town hall meetings. i would say august 2009 was a busy year. it was the year of the stimulus
program and the president wanted to get a lot done. yes, this is a sign of the inability of either house and the senate to get along with each other and come up with something they can pass and the white house as well. i want to point out one thing because republicans do say that it's very hard to, you're setting aside the day. you look at the bills pass and they say stopping bad bills as far as they are concerned is legislating. it's not doing, you don't have something to show for it but they believe they've been able to stop some of the bigger things. that's how they look at it. there's no question that right now the partisanship and between republicans and republicans is making it hard to get anything done. they don't work that many days during the week. >> they go home. we just don't want them to give up on the process here.
talk a bit about this because the white house looking at this very closely. you have this rift between the united states and russia. this is over the nsa leaker edward snowden. the temporary asylum that russia has granted him now. i understand that the obama administration very much angry and frustrated with what's happening here. we know the president is supposed to meet with president putin in the next month. do you think that trip, are they thinking of cancelling it or do they think that trip will do something, accomplish something? >> they say that do, in fact. they are thinking about cancelling the putin one-on-one meeting. there's also a g-20 meeting in st. petersburg. some think they ought to cancel that too because it's in russia. the olympics is coming up in russia. some folks have said cancel that. long before edward snowden was in moscow, russia was a problem. the whole resetting of the
relationship never worked. they weren't helpful in iran. they are helping the government of syria which the u.s. wants out. they are not cooperating in any way that shows progress when it comes to bringing down nuclear weap weaponary. this is the most visible icing on the cake. you know and i know this is a president who campaigned saying it's no good to sit down with your friends. you have to sit down with your enemies. i think that kind of mind set is still there. i'm not all together sure they will cancel it. >> all right. we'll be watching for all this development and we'll be watching this weekend on sunday. we'll take a quick break. ♪ [ female announcer ] when your swapportunity comes, take it. ♪ what? what? what? [ female announcer ] yoplait. it is so good.
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a threat of possible terror attacks has caused the state parliament to close u.s. embassy and consulates. we're talking about almost two dozen u.s. facilities across the region. they're not going to open on sunday as some would normally do. they might remain closed longer if necessary. it's prompted the state department to issue a worldwide travel alert. if you're traveling overseas you you'll want to listen to this. dana bash is at the capital. chris lawrence is at the pentagon. we have fran townsend on the phone. tell us what this means. >> we've seen threats before. you see the threat warnings.
the closure of so many embassies and consulates that makes this different. they believe in the credibility of the source. folks are saying this is not a specific nor corroborated threat. for them to take such dramatic action they clearly have a good deal of credibility and confidence in the sourcing of this information. >> when was the last time that something like this happened fran? when you talk about two dozen embassies and a worldwide travel alert, this seems like it's very significant. >> i think it's unprecedented. we've heard reports concern on august 4th. that's the end of ramadan. it's typically a celebration. i've got to believe that's got to do with why they're worried about that particular day. i also say we understand from
the warning that it's imnating at an al qaeda linked group and in the gulf region. this has got to be al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. although officials aren't saying that. no doubt we're working with our partners in the region to better understand and get the sort of specifics we need to understand the threat. >> i want to bring in chris at be pentagon for those specifics. what have we learned about the alert and the link to al qaeda. what kind of threat are we talking about? >> we have now learned that u.s. intelligence officials have been tracking a growing threat. it's only been in the last several days that they received and analyzed additional intelligence information that pointed to a potential attack in
yemen as well as threats to north africa and the middle east. that's what led to the u.s. state department closing the embassies and issuing that travel warning for americans abroad. the threat is credible and serious. it could go beyond diplomatic posts. they are special circumstancely looking at a threat to the embassy in yemen. >> the vice president was actually on the hill in person briefing members of congress about these potential threats. what have you learned? >> that's right. this was a briefing he was doing in general with members of the leadership and with key committee chair and ranking members. earlier this week i spoke to a source at that meeting who said the information was pretty dire.
he heard reports it was increased chatter specifically abroad and specifically targeting u.s. facilities abroad. at the time they were not told they were going to close these but the source said that's the right thing to do. you don't hear a lot of bipartisan agreement but we're hearing that as well. they all say this was the right move. you can't underscore there's also the benghazi issue going on here. people were screaming, pounding the administration for not taking the 9/11 anniversary a year ago and not taking the precautions. there's no question that's part of learning the lesson from that. >> i want to go to jill
dougherty at the state department. what do people do? who do you need to do to protect yourself if you're traveling? >> you have to take this seriously as the people at the state department are doing. i totally agree with what dana is saying about benghazi. there's 21 places embassies and consulates around the world especially in those places africa and the northeast where this threat seems to be focused. what can people do? they can definitely be very, very cautious whether they travel to the region and if they do they should be very ware of their surroundings especially places where large groups congregate transportation hubs. they can also check on the website of the state department. that's a very good source. you can see the list of those 21
countries where this is happening. so updates and register with the state department if you want to do that. that would be the most important right now. >> are they going to be closing more embassies? do we think this will grow in hour s and days to come? >> this appears to be it. that depends on the threats they are hearing. you have to say they don't want these embassies open. people could congregate outside looking for visas and that could be target. >> thank you. we're going to keep a close eye on this breaking news story. this interesting enough, this is a sweatshirt that sparked a movement across the globe here. should it be on display for the world to see? what are we talking about? trayvon martin's hoodie. we're also talking about who wants to put this in a museum, up next. with 23 vitamins and minerals.
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fireworks flew today at the murder trial of whitey bulger. he called his trial a sham and told the judge he will not take the stand in his own defense. that prompted an out burst from family member of one of bulger's alleged victims. the widow shout you're a coward. he's accused of carrying out 19 murders. the jury will hear closing arguments on monday. now to the scandal surrounding san diego mayor. it just keeps getting worse. a nineth woman has come forward accusing him of sexual hara harassme harassment. she said chef woshe was working fund-raiser when the mayor grabbed her. she said he grabbed me a little too tight then proceeded to grab his hand down my arm and then a
little grab. cnn has med several teams to contact her. the cleveland kidnapper will find out where he will be spending the rest of his life. his first stop when he leaves county jail will be the lorain correctional institution. this is the grafton, ohio. officials will determine which state prison is most appropriate for his incarceration. he was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 1,000 years and no chance of parole. punishment was part of a plea deal and it was expected. what surprised many people was his 16 minute statement. his rant, rambling speech because it seemed completely different to the victims. >> most of the sex that went on in that house was consensual.
these allegations also forces them is totally wrong. there were times they would ask me for sex, many times. these girls were not virgins from their testimony to me. they had multiple partners before me, all three of them. >> when you hear that and you see the evidence mounted against him it's disturbing. as a defense attorney, as a former prosecutor, is it even acceptable? is it common practice you have a judge that you let someone go on and on. it was 16 minutes or so in front of one of the alleged victims. could he have just cut him off. >> he could have cut him off or limited the amount of time. you can't talk for five ours or six hours. you can put a reasonable time
limit on it. another reason that experienced criminal lawyers were shocked by the spe spectacle but he really took wac his guilty plea. he said he had not raped these women and it was voluntary. he denied the aggravated cha ed opinion when you're taking a plea of guilty you want to make sure you have a clean record that demonstrates the defendant is knowingly and is pleading guilty and admitted to the offenses and i'm very surprised that the judge allowed this to occur. it was great television but bad law. i think an appellate court may take a look at this. >> i want you to listen to this particular part. this was so disturbing. describing it as a happy home of con senting adults. listen to this. >> this accusations that i would
come home and beat them, those are totally wrong. like i said before i'm not a violent person. i'm not a violent person. i kept them there without them being able to leave. >> you mention the fact this is a plea deal here. he agreed to plead guilty then he ends up really kind of making case for himself. could the judge have decided the plea deal is off the table now. i'm sentencing you to death. >> well, the judge could have taken the plea deal off the table. i've seen it happen many times in court. a judge carefully questions a defendant and if he tries to backtrack and say i'm not guilty, i didn't do it the judge says you're going to trial. the judge could not have imposed the death penalty. what happens when a plea is vacated it gets sent back to trial. you would have a trial on those 930 counts and criminal charges.
if you were convicted then he could face the death penalty. it would be quite a decision not to accept the plea. the other thing i look at when i see that is he's rambling on and people will say he was mentally ill and he wasn't competent to enter the plea. all of these things will be raised a t a later date. >> we'll be following that. appreciate that. the hooded sweatshirt that trayvon martin wore the night george zimmerman killed him could end up at the smithsonian museum. they have now expressed an interest. it became a powerful symbol of the case after zimmerman described martin wearing one the night he shot the unarmed teenager. protesters wore hoodies in support of martin. zimmerman was arrested and a
florida jury acquitted him last month finding too little evidence too convict of his manslaughter. there's strong opinions about the trayvon martin case as well as the verdict, including from former secretary of state madeline albright. >> i'm a very proud americans and i do believer we're going to figure this one out. it's a mortifying and horrible thing that happened. >> up next, our conversation with madeline albright. she talks trayvon martin and has frank words on the immigration debate. i need to run off to the bathroom. ♪ i'm fed up with always having to put my bladder's needs ahead of my daughter. ♪ so today, i'm finally talking to my doctor about overactive bladder symptoms. [ female announcer ] know that gotta go feeling? ask your doctor about prescription toviaz.
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former secretary of state madeline albright gets candid about george zimmerman, the verdict and the trayvon martin tragedy. she also talks about race in america. the ground breaking former secretary of state was at the center of a conversation that we had at the aspen institute. she calls the verdict in the zimmerman trial a mortifying and horrible thing. listen. >> i think that what happened and i'm not a lawyer, i'm appalled by what happened in that trial. i probably should keep my mouth shut because it's not my business but i think it was a tragedy in every single way. i think what is great about america is that there's still more possibilities for people to
have pursuit of happiness and way for people, they're not a lot of countries where somebody who is an immigrant ends up secretary of state or have a black president when we're a mixed country. there's many fabulous things about us. what is most interesting is we're examining what just happened. what happened, why did it happen? what can we do to make it different and it's a constant kind of dialogue that goes on. i think that i am deeply troubled by the decision. i'm deeply troubled by what is not so blatant racism but i do believe this country is trying to figure it out. >> she's speaking her mind. she also discussed the push for immigration reform in this country and for her it's an issue that's personal as well as
political. >> i am an immigrant and a very grateful immigrant. one of the things that i enjoy doing the most when i was secretary of state was going to naturalization ceremonies and renewing my own vows. i think we are cutting off our nose to spite our face to not have a generous comprehensive immigration bill. i have to tell you this. i was just in jordan where i was there for the national democratic institute. i was taken to the syrian refugee camp and i halso was tod there's palestinian refugees and syrian refugees. the equivalent would be if the united states had 40 million refugees and we're asking jordan to deal with this. we can't deal with 11
undocumented workers. i believe the united states is an exceptional country. we can't ask that exceptions be made for us. >> always candid. we learn some personal details as well. said she could leg press 450 pounds. that's right. she's not kidding. her neighbor is john kerry and her bff is hillary clinton. we should not say if she's going to run in 2016. we'll go back for another try. more women than ever before are now living a child free life. we'll look at the reasons behind this new trend.
did you know fewer women are having children than ever before in american history? that's right. check this out. "time" magazine reporting that back in 1976 only one in ten women were childless in their early 40s. now 2010, that number doubled to one in five. lauren samler wrote a cover story for "time" called the childfree life. she spoke to dozens of women who say they felt socially branded as selfish for not being mothers. lauren, first of all, i have to tell you. i don't have any kids. covering the white house for ten years. traveled all the time. my friends know my fish died in the tank. my plants were not alive.
i could not keep anything alive in my house. so i was not claiming to be irresponsible or selfish. it would have been selfish to have children. a lot of the people you talk to say, no, they've gotten that brand that they should be mothers. yes? >> it's true. i think that, you know, it's relatively recent in human history that adult women are not automatically mothers. i think we don't know what to make of them. as though there's no other role that's legitimate enough. we know now, of course, women are such a huge, important part of the marketplace. there's so much women add to our society on an equal level as men. yet this mandate for motherhood continues. >> there's a difference in the women that you spoke with. you say those who have more resources, higher income, more likely to say, you know what? i'm going to put off having kids or i'm not going to have kids altogether? >> that has historically been true in the past, say, three decades. there's an interesting change right now. which is that being child free
is no longer on the rise amongst white high income, educated women as much as it is amongst women of all races. and of lower incomes. in part because it's so expensive to become a mother. opportunity costs are so great. the pressures are so great. it becomes something you really have to want to do. it's harder, i think, to automatically just step into that role if it's something you don't want. simultaneously, i think that people are now empowered enough to say, you know what? i don't want it. society might judge me for it, but, you know, that's my life and i'm going to stand up for it. >> lauren, i mentioned my job. my work. i loved it. give us a sense, what are people doing instead? >> people are working. people are having adult friendships. fulfilling romantic relationships. and i don't know. taking a walk on the beach. i'm a mother myself. i can tell you, we all know what it's like to not have children because we didn't have them before we became mothers. i think it's pretty easy to
imagine what you would do with that time when you don't have it. >> i notice the cover as well, you've got them on the beach there. i mean, you're right. there's that leisure time. there's also a lot of work involved, too, even if you don't have kids. a lot of women, grandkids, you know, you're the godparent. all those things that go into making a good, healthy, complete life. >> i spoke to so many people who are teachers, who have college funds for their friends' children, who spend time with nieces and nephews. a lot of people said i love children. i just don't need my own. >> all right. lauren sandler, thank you very much. very provocative article. appreciate it. >> thank you. navy s.e.a.l. talks from space about how his military experience is helping him out as an astronaut. this day calls you.
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