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costa rica story, i'm not sure. the quarters the tiger cubs are kept in are small. some animals feel lonely and feels absolutely wrong to cage them like a stone age thing. we want to know what you think. should america close its zoos? let us know. let us know. ac 360 starts now. -- captions by vitac -- tonight breaking news for an alleged killer and the woman he's believed to be holding. dr. sanjay gupta's view about the medical value of marijuana. why he abandoned everything he thought about it and anderson hears one man's account of heroing account of capture and captivity in one of the deadliest war zones on earth, held in syria for 81 days. tonight breaking news for the search of james dimaggio.
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he's suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old hanna anderson and her 8-year-old brother ethan and wanted for the murder on her mother and they suspect he's hiding out in the west, first and the possibility he might be armed with explosives. this a fast-moving story. paul has been on top of it from the very beginning and joining us now with the latest. what is the latest, paul? >> reporter: well, authorities telling me, wolf, just a short time ago, they have strong reason to believe that dimaggio may be armed with homemade bombs and are cautioning citizens and law enforcement officers to make sure they stay away from the suspect's vehicle. they say it's a very real possibility that he has now b bobbo booby trapped that vehicle. >> i know officials are saying the suspect could be hunkered down in a really rural area somewhere.
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what makes them believe that? >> reporter: well, strong fear here that he does have camping skills, if you will, that he is an outdoors man. there were two sightings yesterday, allegedly in part of california that's in the extreme northeast part of the state and then also across the bored in oregon. the sheriff in that county telling me today it was an 18-year-old maid who spotted what she believes was the suspect's vehicle and he said one difficult thing about his county, there is no sign of the vehicle since. there is many, many rural roads he could hide and it was a short time ago we understand the federals in mexico compiling going to issue the amber alert for all bordering mexican states and to interior states that would include baja saur. >> he had previous run ins with the law.
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what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: we started digging and in montgomery texas, 18 years ago a booking photo of him 22 years old. he was basically charged with and convicted of fleeing from a police officer, which interesting about this is in that police report at one point they said he was going down a rural or dirt road somewhere around 60 or 70 miles per hour. this sort of seems to have credence to the fear perhaps he's using rural roads to get himself in and around northern california, oregon, nevada or washington. there is an amber alert issued, wolf, for all three, four of those states. >> we'll stay in close touch. thank you. of all the things that makes this story troubling is the notion the fugitive was once a friend and someone so close, someone so trusted could become the kind of monster that james dimaggio has become. brent anderson spoke about it earlier today with new day's
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chris. >> explain the relationship between your family, the kids and your mother and mr. dimaggio. >> mr. dimaggio came into our lives about six months before hanna was born. he and i had a very close relationship over the years, and we've done many, many things throughout the years together, and he's basically became like part of our family. he was around and we did things as a family. sometimes he took the kids camping, but we were just very good friends. >> this is your buddy. you know him. was there -- >> yes. >> -- ever anything about him you found suspicious. i know the answer is no because you wouldn't have him around your family but searching your history now, is there anything there? >> you know, i have come up blank. i've been through every scenario in my brain. there was nothing ever to show
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any indication of this. he -- everybody you can even talk to loved him. he would give you the shirt off his back and he was there to help at any time you called, and nothing ever like this indicated anything. >> we have heard these rumors, as have you, that your 16-year-old daughter hanna had become uncomfortable around him. he expressed he had a crush. we don't know the context and what happened, but had you heard anything about that until now? >> i have not heard anything about that. if i had heard something about that or my wife had heard something about that, it would have been cut off. >> please, if you can, tell us about what made these kids so special to you. >> ethan wore his heart on his sleeve. he would give -- do anything for anybody, loved everybody. he was just my buddy. hanna was just a beautiful, beautiful girl, very, very good student. hundreds and hundreds of
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friends, and there is nothing bad to say about my kids. >> if anyone knows what brent anderson is going through right now it's john walsh. his only child adam was abducted and two weeks later his body was found. he's been fighting on behalf of adam and parents like since. john is joining us now. john, thanks for coming in as you always do for us. this father, we just heard of, he's obviously trying to get the word out at times speaking directly to the suspect, other times to his daughter. is that exactly what he should be doing at this point? >> exactly, wolf. i've tried to reach out to brett today, left my unlisted number with his advisors and if he would call me, i would welcome talking to him. he's doing exactly the right thing. pretty soon, if his daughter is not found alive and we're all praying this creep will let her go, she'll become another poster of a missing child when she
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drops off the news circle -- news cycle. he's got to get up. he's got to stay up. he's got to do every media interview he can. hopefully somebody will see that car and that girl. we've gotten back lots of missing children because the public can make such a difference. >> clearly, this suspect, john, this man dimaggio is close to the family and the kids called him uncle. should it be a surprise someone so close to this family could possibly have done these things? >> i don't think anybody should be surprised, and it's another horrible lesson. look at ariel castro. his daughter's best friend was gina dejesus who he kidnapped at 14 year olds old. he knew his 14-year-old victim and his daughter was her best friend. i've done hundreds of cases of live-in boyfriends, step daddies, you name it that have pretended they were friends of the family, pretended they were
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interested in the mother, and hurt the children or took the children. so i don't think people should be surprised. i think people should realize if this guy could kill an 8-year-old boy and kill an unarmed woman that he was friends with for ten plus years, he's dangerous and that he has to be caught before he hurts hanna. >> if the dimaggio, this guy, developed an actual crush on this 16-year-old girl hanna as says a friend of hers, what does that tell you about her chances for survival? >> that's hopeful. if he's obsessed and so obsessed he kills an-year-old boy and as i mentioned, hanna's mother to get at her. i hope he's still got her. i hope he's obsessed with her and he doesn't decide like so many nut cases i'll kill her and kill myself and we'll be in paradise together or kill her and leave her in the woods
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somewhere, i'm better off alone. i hope that's not going through his mind. i hope he realizes to do the right thing, gives this girl, bring her back, turn her in. i think it's hopeful he is obsessed with this girl. >> is there a window of time, and you know this subject very, very well that there are better chances of a child being abduct is found? >> the first four hours are crucial. it took six years to get the emergency broadcasting system and congress to vote the amber alerts' a nationwide program. in those years 550 kids plus have been found within the first six or seven hours. four hours are crucial. so that window is getting smaller, but now that they issued an amber alert in mexico, i've caught over the last 25 years 50 guys in mexico that
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crossed that border. you only got to drive into mexico. he may try to make everybody think he's in the dessert in the northeast because he's a survivalest but he may have gone south. thank god the federals are issuing the amber alert because we caught guys in mexico spotted by tourist. that's a good thing. >> you totally reject the criticism some have for the whole amber alert system. you say it really critically important. >> oh, my, god, if your niece or granddaughter or child was missing, you should beg for the amber alert. look at the success of it. 550 plus children since 2005. some people are disturbed because their phone goes off, take it off their cell phone and opt out. it saved lives. the amber alert is wonderful. you have the emergency broadcasting system that warns us of tornados and hurricanes. aren't children more important than a hurricane warning? amber alerts are fantastic.
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>> excellent advise from john wat walsh. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. dr. sanjay gupta's stunning conclusion after a year of reporting. he will join us to talk about his dock men tarpry entitled weed. also, a photo journalist nightmare in syria. he was abducted in april, held by rebels for 81 days. anderson spoke with him about what he endured and how he escaped i'm the next american success story. working for a company where over seventy-five percent of store management started as hourly associates. there's opportunity here. i can use walmart's education benefits to get a degree, maybe work in it, or be an engineer, helping walmart conserve energy. even today, when our store does well, i earn quarterly bonuses. when
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a cnn documentary airing this weekend may make you rethink what you thought you knew about pot. dr. sanjay gupta spent nearly a year investigating the impact of marijuana on the body. he lays out out in the findings in his documentary entitled "weed". >> people are lighting up all over the country. they call it the green rush. marijuana has moved out of the back alleys and into the open. >> happy cannabis, y'all. >> reporter: in some states it's legal to grow, to sell, to smoke and marijuanalegalize
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in a city near you. so easy to get and many think so harmless but when the smoke clears, is marijuana bad for you or could pot actually be good for you? >> the answer to that question, wasn't it all what sanjay expected. he was not only stunned what he discovered but flat out wrong about weed in the past. for 45 years it's been classified as a schedule one substance. in an article today he wrote this, we have been terribly and sis mat tickly misled for nearly 70 years in the united states and i apologize for my own role in that. dr. gupta is joining us now. sanjay, you were critical of it for a long time. you changed your mind. tell us why. >> there is a few different reasons but i'll preface but saying i didn't dig deep enough. i didn't look far enough. i didn't look at other countries, smaller labs.
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i didn't listen to the legitimate patients getting relief from this, from marijuana when nothing else worked for them. but let me say, wolf, if you looked through the medical journals right now about articles regarding medical marijuana, you would find up to 20,000 articles. the vast majority, 90% are designed to look at harms and problems with medicinal marijuana. around 10 percent, 6% to look at benefits and i think it paint as distorted picture. it's part of the system mat tick li misleadi misleading. you hear it's one of the most dangerous substances out there and a drug of high abuse and has no medical applications. what i learned after you did -- after you do some digging is that none of that is true. it is not a -- it is not a higher drug of abuse as compared to drugs scheduled lower. it does have medical
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applications and i think that was part of what made me turn around. but a lot of this was about the patients, again, who were using this as a legitimate medicine, legitimate patients and getting really, really objective relief. >> you say, sanjay there is ha pock see when it comes to marijuana. what do you mean by that? >> part of it is, look, we say this has no medical applications whatsoever and yet, there are lots of studies out there that are now showing the medical benefit even if some are done outside this country. it's classified as a schedule one substance, to give you context, cocaine is a schedule two substance. let me tell you something else i find interesting. we haven't talked about this much but the united states through it's department of health and human services actually has a patent on marijuana as an anti ok dant and protect about in the brain.
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they say we have a patent as a medical application. look, i think journalist are trained to hate it, wolf, no matter what side you're on this is high pock see. >> is there concrete evidence, though, concrete scientific evidence that medical marijuana works better at treating certain medical conditions than farm su -- farm suit kill drugs? >> i believe so. this isn't just a little knowledge. a couple quick examples. neuro pathic pain, the burning feeling in your limbs can be hard to treat. the way that we often treat it now in this country is to use medications like narcotics,
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morphine, oxycotton. marijuana can have a benefit to treat the pain and sometimes it can work, not only work but work when other medications didn't work and there is something else that makes it very, very relevant when you talk about the pills, someone dies of an accidental overdose in this country every 19 minutes from taking the prescription-type pills. when we did research we can't find evidence of a death marijuana overdose. you have a drug that works and may work better than anything else out there and you have a drug from a critical safety profile, works better. >> the documentary will focus to be sure but what about when it comes to recreational use of marijuana? just for the fun of it or the pleasure of it, what did you find out about that? >> well, look, i think for the -- my purposes and for this
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documentary we draw a distinction between the two. we're looking at medicinal marijuana and recreational is in a different bucket. let me say a couple different things. i think in no way recreational use or people's whose brain is developing to age 25 it could be more detrimental in those people. i have kids. i think about this. i know they will watch it years from now. i think that's important to state but if you ask about the moral part, marijuana versus alcohol that comes up, marijuana is less addictive, about 9% or so addiction. that's an agreed upon number. alcohol closer to 15%. but the withdrawal from marijuana, insomnia, nausea, with alcohol the withdraw can be life threatening. i've seen this, again, as a physician and can be terrible. i don't know of a documented case of someone dying of an overdose of marijuana but it does happen with alcohol. i hate to draw the moral
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equivalence because i think it's not that relevant, the argument. the argument about medicinal marijuana should stand on it's own but this always comes up, and that's what i would say about it. >> powerful information from dr. sanjay gupta as usual. you've done a great job. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, sir. appreciate it. >> an important note to our viewers, "weed" will air 8:00 and 11:00 p.m. eastern. you'll want to see it and read his article on a powerful article, as well. up next, anderson talks to a man that knows what it's like to face danger in war zones but never faced anything like this. >> there was a check point all wearing ski masks, machine guns, stopped the car, dragged me out, put me on my knees, handcuffed me and blind bolded me and pretended to execute me. ♪
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nations and red cross has now taken more than 100,000 lives. the regime has done most of the large-scale killing but syria is full of lots of shadow killing hostile to more than just the regime. reporters without borders, 15 journalists disappeared in syria. for 81 days one of those was a photographer. he was freed just two weeks ago. this week he spoke to anderson about his ordeal and escape from death. >> how did this ordeal begin? how when did you first realize, okay, i'm in trouble here? >> well, i mean, very quickly as soon as the trap was set up. so they set up a check point. i was in the car with two of my fixers and two rebel soldiers in on it. >> a fix sore is somebody you hire locally to help you tranls lit and get around? >> yeah, he does everything. he gets me around.
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he translates and supposed to have very good contacts to get you through places and get the pictures you need. >> had you been there before? >> in syria, yeah, twice, but mostly in the north through turkey but near damascus the first time. >> so the first time you worked with those fixers. >> yes, but i had good contacts in lebanon and had good contacts and worked with him for a week before capture. >> so there achs road block. what happened? >> so we're driving with these other guys in the pickup truck. there was a check point. they are wearing ski masks, machine guns, stopped the car. dragged me out, put me on me knees and blind folded me and pretended to execute me. they put me on my knees and pretend to shoot their guns. >> what is going through your mind? >> it's unreal. you don't think it's happening
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to you. you don't believe it's happening to you. >> was this a setup? do you think you were setup to be apprehended? >> yeah, a lot of my sources and secret service, both american and french have led to this conclusion i was set up with one of my two fixers. they knew i was coming to the southern part of the front line and set it up and captured me. everybody else with me was released very quickly afterwards. so it was just me at the end held captive, not anybody else. >> so they pretend to execute you. then what happened? >> they grabbed me, put me in the car and had their machine guns on the back of my neck and held down like this and we drove for a couple minutes to a house. they dragged me out and they basically emptied my pockets and took everything i had. put me back in the car and drove to another location, took about probably, five, ten minutes and i was in the house, and they put me in a small room in my belly handcuffed in the back and blind folded and that's how my first
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three weeks of captivity started in this house. >> always in that room? >> yeah, always in that room except when i need to go to the bathroom, which was once a day and the rest of the time i was blindfolded attached to a bed under heavy shelling at some point. the government is nearby with helicopters or artillery fire and stuff like that. after this three weeks i was moved to another location 500 yards away, another house and i had more freedom there. >> were they friendly to you? >> the first couple weeks no. sometimes they would walk by and kick me or laugh and make fun of me. once i was interrogated by a couple of people and they came with knives, put it here on my throat telling me i was part of the cia and fbi and i think that was meant to break me mentally and admit to it. you can easily find that out and make your research and you'll find out. >> so they didn't know what you were in advance? >> no, i don't think it really mattered. they knew i was a western
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journalist and good opportunity for them for financial return. >> this is what this was about, about money? >> about money. >> you were moveed to a second house and you said you had more freedom there? >> yeah, the first week i was chained, they had chains, chained me to a window and after that week that disappeared and i was allowed to go outside the house in some sort of a backyard surrounded by walls and i could walk around like this. >> this went on for 81 days? >> yes. >> how do you get through that? mentally, how do you do it? >> one of the ways that i make things better for myself is forget everything from back home like my family, my friends, my life. i just -- that was very difficult. that was usually not successful at it but just try to told myself my life before that's over and this is my life and i have to deal with it. >> i know you can't say much about how you were actually freed but what can you say? >> i was freed partially by somebody close to the regime who has -- who had an interest to
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find me because originally he was looking for other journalist missing in the area and out of pure luck, they found me and he got in touch with some of the people were holding me and they said well, we don't have these two journalist but we have another journalist, a french one. are you interested? do you want him? they started negotiating money. i think they wanted $700,000 originally and i think it was brought down to $450,000. >> you spent a lot of time in war zones in your career. how is syria different? >> syria, syria has always been the scariest for me and partially because the shelling is so intense. the army is trained by the russians and russians fight differently than we do. they are much more brutal by let's say their urban welfare, which is in die rekt tradition with world war ii. for example, when i was captive
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and, you know, it got much worse after that they should shell one specific area heavily and then the rebels were either destroyed, scattered and leave the area and then move in and that's how they closed in. and that's -- i mean, that's by itself a very scary perspective to be heavily shelled like this by government forces. >> you got out just two weeks ago. >> about two weeks ago, yeah. >> what is it like being back? life has gone on over the last 81 days for most people has been probably pretty average. >> the same. i feel distance, you know, those people that were close to me but i think it seems to be a normal reaction to things. you're right, you walk down the street and people have their lives and their problems and you put everything back into perspectives. so in that sense, i would like to say there is positive to what happened to me. and one of it is that now i look back towards things, maybe
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that's not important and let it go but before i might be angry about it. it's not important. so you really take life -- >> you get a perspective on your life? exactly. >> would you go back? >> no, i would not go back. would i cover another war? i would like to. but syria, i got very lucky to be -- very lucky to be alive and i will not try my luck again and go back inside and i think if i did, people would know and capture me again. >> i'm so glad you're out. thank you. >> thank you for having me. coming up, a controversial shooting by police caught on camera so why did police in miami beach fire more than 100 shots at a reck less driver after he stopped his car killing the driver and injuring by standards. the case has been under investigation for two years. the family still waiting for answers. that's next.
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there are big questions about police in miami beach tonight after two separate cases that left people dead. just two days ago a teenager died in police custody after he was tasered by officers. the police version is 1-year-old hernandez ran from officers after being caught spray painting graffiti. his friends say after officers tasered him, they laughed and high-fived each other as hernandez laid motionless on the ground. that death is under investigation. they are under scrutiny last month, the justice department found a pattern of excessive use of force after studying police shootings over four years ending in 2011. another shooting getting a close
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look right now, the death of a reck bleless driver who police fired more than 100 shots at after he stopped his car. that investigation has been going on now for two years. the question is what is taking so long to determine if police did use excessive force? jason carroll reports. >> reporter: the controversial shooting captured on cell phone video shows the last moments of raymond's life on may 30th, 2011. several shots are heard as florida police officers try to stop his reckless driving. the video shows him heading down collins avenue in south beach miami and comes to a stop. he's then sure rourounded by se miami beach police officers. oh my god, they are going to kill this man. >> reporter: the street is crowded by onlookers enjoying
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urban beach week an annual hip-hop event. a cell phone video captures what happens next. police start shooting firing more than 100 bullets. >> oh my god, he got to be dead. >> reporter: picks up the chaos. >> where is the subject? >> reporter: four by standards are hurt, he is killed, hit 16 times by police gunfire. >> we think about it all the time. just relive and to rethink about how my brother left us is very painful, and in order for us to move on just a little, just to go on and -- we need some kind of closure. >> reporter: the family is still waiting for closure questioning why two years later the investigation is still in the complete and what triggered the police to shoot when the video shows he stopped his car. alex billow, president of the
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miami beach paternal order of police points out an autopsy points out he was driving drunk and says a gun was later found in his car. bellow adds, whether he put his hand underneath his seat to grab the gun, something happened that caused them all to react at the same time. the family attorney is not buying it. >> there was a gun residue test performed on the weapon that gun had not been shot, period. so any suggestion that he was shooting a gun has gone out the window. >> reporter: what do you think is happening here? >> i think they are trying to make it seem like it was an accident or his fault but really it was them who did all this and then did most of the damage and trying to hide it. >> they definitely used excessive force, definitely. >> reporter: scanner traffic shows police immediately tried to get a handle on how many by standards were shot. >> we have a -- a man down at the delores hotel. >> reporter: that man was cedric
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perkins. >> i saw the blood and realized i was shot. >> we have a man down hit. >> reporter: that was carl st. louis. >> i was walking over here and i knew something was wrong because i fell and i looked and saw a bullet wound here and blood just gushing out of my hip. >> reporter: they both say police were careless while they face mounting medical bills. carlson has a metal rod and screws holding his hip together, perkins still has a bullet lodged in his chest. >> it feels like an on going cramp in my chest all day long. >> we're really looking to the police for clarity. we want a full investigation report and charges brought against the police officers. >> reporter: neither police departments would comment on camera siting the investigation turned over to the miami-dade state attorneys office. a spokesman would only give a
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statement saying their job is to determine is there or is there not a crime. he went on to say the lengthy investigation is due to processing so much evidence collected over a wide area, saying the crime scene was blocks and blocks long. in the meantime, the by standards caught up in the shooting still wait for financial help for their injuries, and the harrisi family waits for answers. >> i cry all the time. i never finish cry. i sleep, i wake up cry. >> we'll continue to fight until we get something from them. some kind of answer, until we get closure. >> jason carroll is joining us now. what do we know about possible lawsuits from the family or innocent by standards? >> well, you can i can tell you the family upset over what happened. you heard from the sister and mother, as well. they filed a civil suit against the miami beach police
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department and we also know two of the four by-standards caught up are planning to file civil suits, as well and also tonight, wolf, i should tell you the mayor of the city of miami beach released a statement saying the city has been diligently working on enhancing policies and procedures throughout the organization to try to restore the public trust, wolf? >> thanks very much. jason carroll with excellent reporting. flash flooding, dozens of people had to be rescued from their homes. why the danger isn't over yet. this day calls you.
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the nation's midsection got the last thing it needs today, more rain, torrential downpours that caused dangerous flash flooding turns roads into rivers and neighborhoods into lakes. a missouri woman was killed while driving across a bridge. dozens of people across the region had to be rescued from their home, some taking refuge on the roofs. in the meantime, powerful wildfires forcing evacuations in
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the west. the silver fire in southern california burned at least 11,000 acres and forced evacuations. one person suffered severe burns. chad, let's start with the extreme flooding we're seeing in, what, about a dozen states. what's the latest? >> this front, stationary front like a stationary bike has been from colorado to tennessee for six days. saturday night the rain that came through saturday night and sunday. here is monday. here comes tuesday. right along the same front. here is wednesday, another bach. and every time you get this called train, every time you get a storm to come by it's piled up in the same spots. the orange, red, pink and purple spots 4 to 10 inches of rainfall and branson, missouri picked up 8 inches of rain in 12 hours. my parents north of here by 10 miles in georgia picked up 3 inches today in 45 minutes. that's the flooding rainfall that can't soak in.
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the ground can't take it that quickly, wolf. >> what about california where wildfires are threatening as many as 600 homes, 1500 people forced to flee. are weather conditions helping contain all of this? >> you know, we're going to have rain in the northeast. we love to spread that around. no weather help at all in the west. look at the gusts right over the fire. i mean, we're talking palm springs and just off to the east and banning 32 mile per hour gusts. this is taking those embers and sending those embers for miles, so the firefighters think they might have a line, they might have a handle and all of a sudden two miles further down, another fire popping up. this is a mess out there and this weather doesn't get better for many, many days. the winds down to 12 and gusting to 20 and later tonight they will go to zero but this thing is 10% contained. look at the rest of the week, 94, 96, 9 and gets worse from here. >> brutal. let's get the latest on
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other story we're following. isha has the 360 bulletin. >> two friends of dzhokhar tsarnaev have been indicted on obstruction of justice charges. the friends are 19 years old and accused of helping him by taking things out of his dorm room after the bombing. they could face 20 years in prison fan convicted. the medal of freedom recipients include former president bill clinton, oprah winfrey and more. the white house announced the list of 16 honor res today. president obama will give the awards later this year. a man in minnesota stepped into the spotlight today to claim his part of the jackpot. paul white had one of three winning tickets, the two others sold in new jersey and those winners haven't come forward today. wolf, a group of friends caught a 920-pound blue fin
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it's ridiculist time and tonight we have a story of a small town politics and a pint-sized mayor. here is anderson. >> time now for "the ridiculist." when you heard the word mayor, scandal may be the first thing that comes to mind. there is strong acquisitions for the mayor in san diego of course and mayor candidate anthony
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weiner had issues, as you know so i'm pleaseed to report one town in this country has it figured out when it comes to choosing a mayor. dors dorset, minnesota, population 22, 28 when the mayor and his family were in town. the people were excited about it. >> i like the incumbent mayer. >> his stand on ice cream and things like that is hard to beat. >> the mayor has a stance on ice cream because he's four years old. they cast ballots but after that it's up to chaz. >> the mayor of dorset is pulled out of a hat. we're rooting for you robert. >> 4-year-old bobby has been elected to a second term as mayor. he was three when he became mayor last year and turns five in october and a prowith speaking to the local media. >> dcan you give a big cco welcome to mayor bobby toughs.
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>> i got lots of walleyes but i only caught one mass. >> that's right, he's a fisherman and as we learned when he was interviewed during the first term. >> what is your favorite kind of bait? >> leeches, worms, minnows. >> what is your favorite kind of fish to catch. >> walleyes, must keys. >> i saw you eating that. can you describe what it tastes like? >> it tastes like fish poop. >> at the tender age of four he has a knack of dealing with power players, television executives. >> you're the mayor of dorset, he's the mayor of the television station. >> up high. >> to the side. to the other side. town low. too slow. [ laughter ] >> that's good. >> and probably most importantly, there is no chance that mayor toughs will be caught
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at any personal i'm propriety. >> how many girlfriends do you have? >> like one. >> what's her name? >> sofia. >> if you pick a name you could do worse than a 4-year-old fisherman with a preschool sweetheart. he'll always have the official endorsement of the ridiculist. >> that kid very nice. that's it for this edition of that's it for this edition of 360. -- captions by vitac -- "piers morgan live"s starts right now. this is "piers morgan live." welcome to the viewers around the united states and around the world. breaking news on the search of james dimaggio accused of abducting hanna anderson. the amber alerts includes california, washington, oregon and nevada and police fear dimaggio may have explosives and rigged his car with bombs. joining me now is a friend of dimaggio, they