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laws. that's tomorrow night. now erin burnett anchors a cnn special investigation, "the truth about benghazi." good evening, everyone, tonight, why the minute mass killer who wanted to plead guilty for being put to the trial for the government not calling what he did an act of terrorism. also, tonight, this man was alleged a convicted sex offender who violated parole 15 times only to be released again and again. the 16th time. parole officers say if something isn't done, he will not be the last. we're keeping him honest. and later, how does one of the most physically fit presidents ever wake up with heart trouble. we start with the beginning of
one of the most unusual, possibly, the most troubling murder trials in a long time. the defendant major nidal hasan shot and killed 14 people in ft. hood, texas. walking into a troop processing center shooting unarmed soldiers and officers. he said he did it for allah. did it as a soldier in the war against america and the west. he admits all of this, by the way, but he legally cannot plead guiltier today, acting in his own defense, if you want to call it that, he made a case for the prosecution, not only beginning to cover the strangeness of the strangeness of the proceedings. major hasan will be questioning some of the very people that he himself shot. on top of that, get this, he's still pulling down a paycheck from the army.
he's earned hundreds of thousands of dollars while awaiting trial. first, ed lavandera is coverage the court-martial. ed, you were there today, take us inside. what was it like? >> reporter: well, anderson, in many ways, it was really intent. i think many people were anticipating to see how major nidal hasan was going to behave. it was the prosecutors that started off with the vivid and dramatic picture going through the steps that major hasan went through. it was very colored and poignant at times. the prosecutor talking about the screams of a pregnant victim who was dying screaming my baby, my baby. and other victim describing how her voice went quiet and that what the moment she died. very powerful descriptions of what happened in the homes before the brief massacre took place. >> i know hasan is representing himself. he gave his opening statement. it was relatively short.
they're showing all of these pictures of him, does he have a beard in court? >> reporter: he does have a beard. we should point out, military officials are being very strict of what kind of access we're able to see of major hasan. news media every day. but his movements are not allowed to be photographed while we're here inside of ft. hood. he's brought to ft. hood in a helicopter. he's being kept at a county jail not far from here. he's in a wheelchair, he's paralyzed from the waist down. he's very subdued. it's almost as if there's two different things going on in the courtroom. prosecutors fighting for the death penalty, and major hasan fighting his own war which is to justify the killing of soldiers >> he offered to plead guilty
both to the prosecutors and the judge. his offers were denied. you can explain why? >> reporter: well, those are the rules of the code of military justice, when someone is eligible for the death penalty, and that is what prosecutors are pursuing in this case, the zest not allowed to need not guilty. they had to put on a not guilty defense. it's strange, the judge started off by saying that major hasan had pleaded guilty. not an hour later, you saw hasan in the courtroom claiming he was the shooter and the evidence will clearly point to all of that. in many ways it was kind of surreal, it didn't seem like major hasan is in any way trying to prove his guilty or innocence. he seems bent on trying to justify what he had done. >> and how long is that expected to go on? >> reporter: it's interesting, many people thought it was going to take several months. they went through a dozen prosecution witnesses today.
despite the way major hasan is handling his own defense. the prosecution seems to be going on. they will put out everything. i would not be surprised if you hear from virtually every witness inside the room when the shooting started. you will hear all of that. that will continue to go on, so major hasan didn't cross examine, i think had a couple questions throughout the day. this might not take as long as many people expected. we mentioned a story you that might not know about or might not like if you do, all this time, while on trial, major hasan has drawn a pay check, more than $125,000. that's the way the system works. in the meantime, the federal government for reasons has refused to classify the massacre as an art of terrorism. shooting survivors can't take advantage of services or receive military honors. our randi kaye is keeping it
live. >> reporter: ten minutes, that's all it took for major nidal hasan to kill 13 people and injure more than 30. november 5th, 2009, at ft. hood readiness center. sergeant sean manning on fox news. >> i represent rapid and shooting as fast as he could possibly shoot. >> reporter: hasan fired 100 rounds from two pistols. hours later, the president made this promise to the victims. >> as commander in chief, there's no greater honor, but also no greater responsibility for me, than to make sure that the extraordinary men and women in uniform are properly cared for. >> reporter: nearly four years later, survivors say they feel cast aside. and they still wonder how the
u.s. government could label this workplace violence instead of combat-related terrorism. that designation means the victims have access to lower care and army specialist logan burnett was shot three times. he spoke to kxas. >> the day that came out that's when the government looked at every single one of the victims in the fort hood shooting and spit in our face. >> they don't want to call it terrorism, i think is just ridiculous. >> reporter: civilian police officer sergeant kimberly munley helped end the attack by shooting major hasan four times. honored for her bravery at the state of the union a couple months later. now, she tells abc she feels
betrayed by the president. >> if i were to see him again, again, it's not about me, i would just beg him to please take care of them. >> why not classify the shooting at fort hood as a tritt attack? the department of defense said hasan would not have been able to receive a fair trial had the u.s. indirectly declared him a terrorist and it could have open 0ed the door for an appeal. but an attorney representing 150 victims for the department of defense and the fbi disagrees. he said at the time the u.s. government was looking to close guantanamo bay prison, home to hundreds of combatants. witnesses say hasan shouted god is great in arabic before opening fire. and hasan said he helped to
defend the taliban. that, according to lawyers say, that is proof of a terror attack. they also have braup up the fbi's disclosure that hasan had ties to anwar al awlaki in yemen. meanwhile still on the military's payroll being paid $300,000 since the shooting. the army can't stop paying him unless he's found guilty. randi kaye, cnn, new york. >> i want to dig deeper with republican frank walker, congress wolf is co-sponsor on legislation on pay for alleged felons. sergeant ray was in the line of fire at fort hood was credited with saving nine lives, six troops and three civilians that day. you introduced two bills, the second of which deals with
hasan's salary. i think a lot of people are stunned to learn he's received over $300,000 in pay since the 2009 shooting. what would your bills do? >> the bill would put the money in escrow for anyone charged like this. and if they were found innocent, they would receive the money. if they were guilty, they would not get the money. because you should not be paying somebody particularly in a case like this in an act of terror. >> sergeant ray, do you agree with this? do you think this guy hasan should be getting his salary? >> absolutely not. when we have a capital offense like this, that pay should be suspended. there's no reason, especially in a case like this where there's insurmountable evidence even before the case has started. the pay should be withdrawn or held on to until the case is over. >> and, sergeant, also, i think a lot of viewers would be surprised to find out that the victims aren't eligible for
purple hearts and can't receive all the benefits that come along with that? >> absolutely. and, of course, a lot of that has to deal with, you know, the classification of this terrorist act. you know, the department of defense has said that this was just a workplace violence. and i've heard they cite the reason for failure for fair trial as their reason for doing that. but i don't think that's true at all. when we look at all the evidence that's been presented, even to this point, it's very colleagues even to the words of the individual himself. this indeed was a terrorist act, it should be classified as much. individuals like myself and others are not prevented from getting the treatment and medical care and purple hearts that they deserve. >> congressman, i want to play something that then homeland security adviser john brennan said in 2011. >> and al qaeda appearance, individuals sometimes with little or no physical or direct
contact with al qaeda who have succumbed to its hateful ideology or who have engaged in or facilitated terrorist activities here in the united states. these individuals are spurred on by the likes of anwar al awlaki who preach violence and slick videos over the internet. we have seen evidence in arkansas two years ago and the attack on our service men and women in ft. hood. >> i should point out, he's now the head of the cia. do you think politics is in play here, in terms of not declaring this an act of terrorism in workplace violence? the pentagon is essentially saying declaring it an act of terrorism for the trial and they make the trial more difficult because hasan complained he can't get a fair trial? >> that's ridiculous. mr. lighter, who is the head of the counterterrorism center
which is in my district initially called this an act of terror. this was a political decision, my committee funds the fbi. the fbi bass told to use criminal statutes. not terror statutes. he hollered allah akbar. he was in in direct contact with al awlaki. he was killed but a drone missile. there are connections with regard to anwar al awlaki and the major. in fact, if you read the book "dirty war" it talks about anwar al awlaki mother and father wanted him to meet with their son because they felt he was drifting. >> sergeant ray, you know better than anybody, you have no doubt this was a terrorist incident? >> absolutely.
to call it anything else i think would be criminal. >> congressman wolf, detail the number of warning signs by hasan. what lessons do you think can be learned about this case to prevent another tragedy like this? >> well, the military and the department of defense should not be politically correct. i have talked with doctors who practiced with the major. they say he was advising young men and women who served in afghanistan and iraq to turn themselves in a. the military knew that this man would be radicalized. at walter reed, but they knew. i think it would be political correct when this act took place, the head of the army made very strange political statements. when you see something like this, you've got to deal it when you see it. >> congressman wolf, sergeant
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as you know, manning was convicted. he was acquitted of aiding the enemy which was the most serious charge but he was found guilty of violating the espionage act to some the 25-year-old intelligence analyst is a traitor. to others, he's a hero pop to brian manning, he's a son who is in trouble. they haven't talked for days. brian manning served in the navy and himself had a clearance. he has not given up on his son. here's my exclusive interview. when you heard the news of your son's conviction, 20 counts, what went through your mind? >> i was relieved because, you know, they had taken that one charge out that -- >> aiding the enemy charge? >> yeah. so i was elated about that. but then i still did the math in my head and said, well, if he was sentenced to all the other
crimes, he'd still be -- you know, he'd be 90 to 100 years old before he ever saw the light of day. and it was kind of upsetting, frightening, you know, that your son's being accused of these horrible briefs of security. >> early on, i know you were defending your son saying you believe he's innocent. that he's a scapegoat. do you still believe that he didn't leak classified documents. >> in my heart, i believe that. >> you believe he's innocent? >> right. and logistically, i can't understand, because knowing the computers as well as i do, how you could get that much data out of a room with three other people in there, you know, sitting close proximity where everybody could see what everybody was do i couldn't
understand how that could be done. >> so you think he's being set up? >> well, there was an at indication, i guess, where he struck one of his -- >> superiors? >> one of his people that he works with. and so after that, the relationship, i think it was three other people, really soured. so i don't know if somebody could try to turn the table on him or whatever. >> he said to the court, i mean, he confessed that he did leak to wikileaks, and he said to the court that he wanted to, quote, spark a domestic debate on the role of the military and our foreign policy in general >> yeah, i think he was grandstanding. he was used to running his life on his own. he was the man of the house. and he had problems adjusting to that. so i feel part of that was he had a lot of pride.
>> there are some people who believe your son is a hero for what he says he did. when you hear that, what do you think? >> well, you know, i say with pride, like what they said, nominated for the nobel prize. and other comments they've made about supporting him. >> i'm just trying to get -- to see where you are on this? because on one end, you say there's no justification for leaking classified information. and on the other hand, when you hear people calling him a hero, gives you a sense of pride? >> right. and you have to just separate those. because, i mean, i never, since day one of i was in the military, with the clearance, to this day, i have never said a single word what i did. >> right. >> you know, and that's going back a long ways. and i would have wished he had the character, you know, to stay
that way. >> so you think, if he did leak this information, that would be a wrong thing? >> i do. >> you do? >> to me, you know, it's my country as well. and leaking information that's going to damage my country and the soldiers in our military, you know, that would be what i'm saying. >> if you were able to talk freely with him, what would you say to him? >> i would basically tell him right off the bat, he had no excuse whatsoever for allegedly releasing that information. >> is there any message you want to get across to him? >> i'd like to, you know, just like in quantico, right before we ended our visit, it was always, i love you son, he said, i love you, dad. and i still love my son.
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tonight, former president george w. bush is said to be recuperating well after having a stent placed in a blocked artery later today. former president clinton who had the same procedure in 2010 reached out to mr. bush today. former president bush is long known as a fitness buff. he worked out regularly in his two terms in office. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins us now. what do we know about this? >> he's 67 years old. we're told this happened during a routine physical exam. they gave no indication that there were any problems ahead of time. something during the exam alerted them. there was some cause for concern, and that led to the placement of this stent. i think we have an animation
just to show what that is basically. essentially, they're trying to unblock an artery. they put a catheter up in the artery and unblock it. sometimes, it's a balloon. but ultimately, you put the stent in place. it's like a metal scaffolding. you're familiar with these, anderson? >> right. >> sometimes, it will release medication as well to keep the blood vessel open. >> but i've seen studies that these are kind of -- people say they're overused. now, they don't actually reduce hearth death by any appreciable -- >> i think if you look at the specific question, do people live longer with stents? you're probably right. i don't think there's any evidence that people live longer. the problem is people have a higher quality of life, not have chest pain or symptoms associated with heart disease. you know what's typically, these heart stents are actually reserved for people in the throes of a heart attack.
again when you read this release from president bush's office said it was a routine physical. in that case, it's right. there's not enough evidence that shows it works well in people just because. >> we talk about heart disease all the time we both have positive family history. would you assume president bush has been getting the latest checkups and heart scans that you and i have had. how can they suddenly they -- discover, wait, there's enough blockage, is there that something that you could track? >> you probably could track. by the way, we had this same conversation about president clinton. >> but your artery doesn't get suddenly blocked, does it? >> no, but also you're getting certain tests like angiograls, you may not be getting a good look. it's can they run up the stairs without shortness of breath. he may be getting fine with that stuff. more recently, he started to
have problems as the artery became more progressively blocked. it's not that it happens overnight but the symptoms can happen more quickly. >> how common is it for someone to have a blockage? >> it's pretty common. we all develop some form of a h atherosclerosis at a young age. teenagers develop that. it's the biggest killer of men and women alike. if you look at people in his age range, probably half of them have some specific degree of atherosclerosis. it is common. coming up next, what an exclusive "360" investigation sends parole violates, sex offenders, back on the streets time after time. tonight, we're keeping them honest.
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only following the government with people doing their jobs, so everywhere everyone can be held accountable. nowhere is that more important with public safety. in california, convicted sex offenders are arrested and often spend less than 24 hours in jail, you might ask why. mostly because a new law addressed at an overcrowded jail state wide. however as drew griffin found out in this exclusive report, that law is costing lives. he's keeping them honest. >> reporter: it's early on a tuesday evening in stockton, california. tonight, his gps ankle bracelet he's required to wear has run out of power.
it's a parole violation, not an actual crime, but he's tracked down, found on the streets of stockton by agents that know his hang outs, taken to a jail and less than 20 hours later, not even a full day behind bars, jack turner is let out. >> put your left foot out. >> reporter: he may be a sexual offender, he may have a dangerous past, but turner knows violating parole in the state of california means almost nothing to him. how many times do you think you've gone through this parole violation procedure? >> last week, this week, last week, the week before that, probably before that. so they know me real well here, so i'm always -- >> reporter: is it always the same, come in, spend a night, come out? >> come in, spend the night, cop out. >> reporter: in stockton, california, this convicted sex offender has no real incentive to follow any rules of his parole, which is why parole supervisor susan cane is trying to sound the alarm. she is speaking out against the
state's wishes, saying she believes the public is not safe. she says she's speaking out for herself personally and not the department of corrections. >> in all my years of law enforcement, over 30 years, i for the first time feel at a total loss, that i can honestly say we do our job. we do the very best job that we can, but we can't protect the community with this. we can't protect them from these sex offenders because they get out of jail the next day. >> reporter: how did this happen? two words, prison overcrowding. there is simply not enough room to keep people in jail. the state of california tried to solve its own prison overcrowding by passing a bill called ab 109, backed by the governor jerry brown. it called for a realignment of where criminals serve time, low-level offenders and especially parole violators would no longer come to state prisons. they would instead go to county
jails, but in san joaquin county, the jail it already under order to control its own overcrowding. according to the sheriff, the state dumped its problem on the county, and the county is now dumping criminals on the streets. so no matter what the state or the governor says are the county's duties in terms of handling these parole violators, you just have no room? >> the overcrowding situation is such that we can't afford -- we can't keep them here because of the court orders, so we have to follow the court order. >> reporter: in this county it's judge richard guiliani. who makes those decisions about who stays behind bars and who doesn't. on the day we met him, he had released four inmates, ten the day before. amazingly, he admits shouldn't
be on the streets. are you comfortable with who is being released? >> i'm not comfortable releasing anybody. i think it's a -- it's an unfortunate reality, and we do the best that we can by prioritizing the people we do release. >> reporter: parole violators like jack turner who have not commented a new crime are the first to go usually. susan kane says parolees, especially sexual predators, know they can get away with almost anything. >> i even had a parolee who was upset last week because we arrested him for being around minors when he's a child molester. he said you can do whatever you want for me, i'll be in jail one night and when i get out i'm doing what i want and i'll make your life miserable. >> reporter: this is a child molester? >> yes. >> reporter: this past february sydney jerome diavolo, this past
february was picked up by stockson police, not knowing what to do. police brought the homeless man to the home of his grandmother rachel russell. it was february th. >> what is your emergency? >> the police just brought this boy sydney jerome to my house an hour ago and told him not to go back out anymore and they would leave him alone. he sneaked out again and now he's tearing up my property and my car. >> reporter: was she scared of him? >> yes, she was. >> reporter: steven russell is diavolo's uncle, he says his mother was the only person in the family who still held out any hope for any hope for his nephew. but in february, diavolo began to frighten even his own grandmother. on february 14th he was arrested yet again, the 16th time for violating his parole. he had cut off his gps ankle bracelet. to steven russell, it was a relief. >> you guys thought he was in prison? >> yeah, he was -- he was in jail and he had a violation of parole. failure to register as a sex offender, he kept taking the tracking device, removing the tracking device, so when he was
picked up, we knew he was going to get some time and so, there was a big relief. >> reporter: the relief was short-lived. diavolo's 16th parole violation was considered not enough to hold anymore in a crowded jail. judge guilani made the decision and for the 16th time he was released. and what happened after that? >> he went over to my mother's house and killed her. he killed her, and he left her body in the backyard in a wheelbarrow. he raped her. he murdered her, and he robbed her. >> reporter: the state department of corrections says overall, its new policy is working well, but its second in command says perhaps the judge was at fault for releasing diavolo. >> i do, you know, consider the judge's position on this and not knowing i wouldn't second guess all the difficult decisions he has to make, but there were
perhaps characteristics and attributes about that particular case or individual that should have been given more consideration and weight in the determination. >> reporter: steven russell found his mother in the backyard, police found him on the streets. he has been charged with murder and rape and technically his 17th parole violation. he's entered a plea of not guilty. >> that was drew griffin reporting. jerry brown, california's governor has to say to this. he's not talking to drew and the department of corrections did, telling drew the real issue is judges needing to do a better job determining who does and doesn't get out. drew also spoke with parole officers and local law enforce meant in san joaquin county all of him say this new system absolutely led to the killing of rachel russell. coming up, horrifying story, two little boys, just four and six years old apparently killed at a sleep over. police say they think 100-pound python is to blame. i'll speak with animal expert jeff corwin ahead.
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>> breaking news, dramatic plea from the father of two missing children. brett anderson reaching out to the man suspected in the disappearance of ethan and hanna ages 8 and 16, and suspected of the murder of their mother and fire at the home. the mother's body was found. a statewide amber alert went out. a short time again mr. anderson spoke out. >> jim, i can't fathom what you were thinking. the damage is done. i'm begging you to let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. hanna, we all love you very much. if you have a chance, you take it. you run. you'll be found. >> mr. anderson did not mention his son, the sheriff's department officials saying they remain hopeful, he, too, is alive. a manhunt underway for james dimago, a friend of the murdered women.
two men are being hailed as heroes for tackling the alleged shooter in a pennsylvania town hall meeting. the suspect rockne newell was angry with local officials. his home was condemned and purchased by the township. three men were killed in the shooting monday night. several other were wounded. and as "360" follows, the pennsylvania girl who underwent lung transplants in june is up and walking with the help of a therapist and a walker. sarah murnaghan's quest prompted for a chamg in policy. she turns 11 tomorrow. happy birthday. new details about a deadly python attack at a sleep over. heart breaking story. 6-year-old and his 4-year-old brother went to bed at a friend's apartment and were found dead the next morning. authorities believe a 100-pound python killed them after escaping through the cage and going through the ceiling. over the boys.
criminal investigation is under way. jeff corwin host of "ocean mysteries" on abc joins me now. so, jeff, what do you make of this? does it make sense a snake could do something like this? >> well, anderson, you can't forget what these snakes are. some of the most powerful predators on the planet and if you don't respect them and give them the space they need, they can be dangerous, and this is not the first time a human being has been killed by an african rock python. with that said, this is incredibly, incredibly rare. humans are not the target pray for snakes like this. >> humans aren't on their food chain? >> no, not at all. this is an animal that's eating everything from large reptiles to even antelope. so they are big enough, especially a snake this size, somewhere between 10 and 15 feet in length, weighing well over 100 pounds, this is a creature strong enough to dispatch a small human being.
it's strong and big enough to dispatch and swallow a small antelope. the price we can pay when we're not careful keeps these animals in a captive environment. >> some experts said the snake might have been spooked when it happened upon the kids and clung to them. do you think that's a possibility? >> no, that's not how they operate. they use this process of constriction as a way to kill their prey and basically, they're latching on with razor sharp teeth. they coil around their prey and as they inhale and tighten muscles along the sides of their body, the prey that they're eating, in this case, the tragic death of these poor kids, they no longer have the ability to inhale. and rarely is it a defensive mechanism. what is unusual, though, is i've heard reports that they weren't seeing lots of bite marks on these kids. typically they latch on and construct but not impossible for them to initiate the constriction. >> this may be a dumb question but if someone encounters a snake like this, what is the
best thing to do? >> well, you know, try to not get entangle in its coils. this area in canada where it happened, it's actually illegal to keep this species of python and the reason why is because of tragic accidents like this. >> and then, if you were struggling, that allows the snake to constrict even tighter, correct? >> absolutely. struggling, pushing away from that animal does not cause it to uncoil. in fact, you know, it will be surging with energy and that predatory reaction is in play and the more you struggle, the tighter it gets. the best thing to do, relax, get to the head and unravel the snake. the muscles that this creature uses to kill its prey are on the side of its body. so if you push against it just the right way you can unravel it like a coil or spring. but if you're a little kid, you just don't have that information. >> just unthinkable. jeff, good talking to you. thanks.
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tonight we have a story from albany, georgia where a gentleman went to a local mcdonald's and placed a stand to-go order. chicken sandwich, fries and seven double cheeseburgers but they only gave him six double cheeseburgers so he went back to remedy the situation. >> she was trying to get an attitude saying i'm going to call the police. >> that's right. it's been awhile since we had a good 911 call, hasn't it? >> i'm up here at the the mcdonald us here. and i had like seven burgers and i went to my vehicle, right, and i came back in and they took a burger from me. i told them they did was six burgers. they won't give me my burger. >> yeah, so the police weren't loving it at all. they actually arrest that gentleman charged him with abusing the 911 system and he had to spend the night in jail. he says he didn't know he was misusing 911 but that he did learn a lesson.
>> i would like to say check your food before you leave. always be careful when you go buy food anywhere you go. >> it's very true. clearly he's not been watching "the ridiculist" however because we been over this before. i suppose it bears repeating do not call 911 if you're short a double cheeseburger. that is not an emergency. in fact, let's just agree, any sandwich-based situation is probably not an emergency. >> i'm at grateful deli and i specifically asked for little turkey and little hum and a lot of cheese and a lot of mayo and they are giving me a hard time. i was wondering if you could stop by. i was just wondering if you could just just -- >> you're calling 911 because you don't like the way they are making your sandwich? >> exactly. >> so then don't buy it. >> yeah. good advice, huh?
>> not an emergency, also, varying interpretations of the phrase all you can eat. >> what do you need the police department for? >> well, i'm eating at this restaurant, all you can eat fish. >> uh-huh. >> i just asked for some more fish. they gave me four pieces. >> okay. >> and they refuse to give me any more fish and it's on the sign in the front of the building all you can eat friday fish fry. >> and most of all, if you remember nothing else, if you and your spouse decide to make a batch the pot brownies, whatever happens next does not constitute an emergency. >> i think we're dying. >> how much did you guys have? >> i don't know. we made brownies and i think we're dead. i really do. time is going by, really, really, really slow. what's the score on the red wings game? >> now, if you can say, i think "we're dead," chances are you're not dead.
so next time you need a hockey score, there is not enough mayo on your turkey sandwich or have a burger emergency, remember, there is no such thing and do not call 911. call us, we're in the book under ridiculist. look us up. that does it for us. "early start" starts now. have a great day. this radical, you know, violent extremism is still out there. and we've got -- you know, we've got to stay on top of it. >> president obama on the record for the first time on the terror threat that shut down more than a dozen american embassies and consulates. i'm begging to you let my daughter go. you've taken everything else. >> a father's desperate plea after his ex-wife is murdered. his children go missing. and the man police say is responsible is on the run. and deadly blooding in the midwest. a state emergency declared. a town