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>> that's a pretty riled steve wozniak. it's a good interview. that's all for us, though. anderson cooper starts right now. williams' first interview and and we'll investigate new charges that his mother was killed by british force. and the wall of fire sweeping across the mountains. up close with the men fighting to save some of the most land on earth. and oscar pistorius charged with the murder of his girl friend. we begin with a freshly revived conspiracy theory of the death of princess diana. first, prince george. basic photo album classic, the family and lupo taken in the garden of the middleton family home.
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they were taken by michael middleton, catherine's father. max foster met with the prince at kensington palace and they talked about that moment when he and his wife catherine brought their baby out into the media frenzy. >> i think more shock and dauntingness was the feeling i felt but the thing is, it's -- i think i was on such a high anyway and so was catherine that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him, as any new parent knows. you're happy to show off your new child and pretend that he's the best looking or the best everything. >> there's the baby. the new royal heir in the united kingdom. >> you were comfortable there? >> yeah. again, it's not somewhere i enjoy being but i know that in
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the position i'm in that it's what is required of me to do and i think it's -- you know, it's one of those things and it's nice that people want to see george. so, you know, i'm just glad he wasn't screaming his head off the whole way through. >> that moment when you came out with the car seat, we had some warning that you might be doing that. fathers around the planet will be cursing you for doing it so easily. >> believe me, it wasn't my first time and i know there's been speculation about that. i had to practice. i really did. i was terrified that i was going to do some -- that it was going to fall off or not shut properly. i had actually practiced with that before but only once before. >> and your decision to drive off, having the family in the car, that was something that you were clearly determined to do.
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>> where i can be, i'm as independent as i can be. same as catherine and harry. we've all grown up differently than other generations and i very much feel if i can do it myself, i want to do it myself. there are times where you can't do it yourself and the system takes over or it's appropriate to do things differently. but i think driving your son and your wife away from the hospital was really important to me and i don't like -- >> you didn't stall? >> it's automatic. >> the interpretation of the imagery is that this was a modern monarchy and a new way of monarchy. was it that? are we reading too much into it? was it just you and your wife doing it your way? >> i think so. i'm just doing it my way. if it's the right way, then good and if it's the wrong way then i try to do it better.
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i have fantastic people around me who give support and advice. >> the prince says baby george is already quite a character. >> well, yeah, he's a little bit of a rascal, i'll put it that way. he reminds me of my brother or me when i was younger. i'm not sure. he's doing really well at the moment. he does like to keep his nappy changed. >> you changed the first? >> i changed the first. i had every midwife saying, you do it, you do it. he doesn't want to go to sleep that much which is a little bit of a problem? >> so you're up at night? >> not as much as catherine but she's doing a fantastic job. >> how is she? is she okay? >> yes, very well. for now catherine and george and lupo are my priority. >> how is lupo? >> as people know who have dogs,
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it takes them a little while. he's been all right so far. he's been slobbering around the house. >> when will you go back to work? >> i'm looking forward to going back to work, get some sleep. i hope i don't have any night jobs. >> one of prince william's great passions is saving endangered species in africa. he wants his son to see the same africa that he saw as a young boy and as man, to spark in his son preserving the rarest animals. >> your father whispering in your ear. are you going to do the same to prince george? it's a cause that you care so deeply about. would you like him to pick up on it? >> probably. i'll whisper sweet nothings in his ear and make him grow up as if he's in the bush. >> he says the possibility of
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his son carrying on the royal family's legacy in africa isn't his immediate concern. >> at the moment the legacy i want to pass on is to sleep more and to maybe not change his nappy as much. >> like any new father, parenthood has surprised and amazed prince william. >> i think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience. something i never thought i would feel myself. and i find, again, it's only been a short period but a lot of things affect me differently now. >> max foster joins us now. a really fascinating interview and a human side of him. i find it interesting where he says he doesn't think about it sort of as the next generation. it's not so sort of conscious on his part. it's just the way he does things. >> yeah. and this is how he often copes with what is around him. he decides he's not going to be told what to do and he's going to do things his own way. putting the car seat in and
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driving off, he wanted to do that. he wants to be the one changing the diapers, the nappies and he wants to get up at night. kate is getting up at night. they are doing it all on their own at the moment. the question is, how long will it last? he does have this support network he can lean on if he needs to. >> and also this official portrait that's been released, it's not done by a professional photographer. but done by kate middleton's father. >> this is in the middletons back garden in bucklebury and i just think they didn't want to have an invasion of their privacy there. a lot of criticism from the u.k. coming out about the quality of these pictures. >> i think it's very relatable. >> it's charming. it's into the light and these are the first official pictures of george and when he grows up will he want a picture like that necessarily? they are charming and he gets away with it because he's
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granddad. >> i think those are good pictures to have. i don't know. great interview, max. thank you. fascinating. and now the new allegations about the death of william's mother and her boyfriend dodi al fayed in 1997. several lengthy investigations, one british, one french, they put the blame on the drunken chauffeur and now scotland yard is giving them a closer look. this theory accuses britain's elite special air service -- essentially their special forces of assassinating the princess of wales. it's a convoluted story. the allegation coming from the sunday people in a letter from the parents of law of a special forces sniper who testified in another court-martial. erin mclaughlin is joining us to try to make sense of this confusion. what do we know about this letter? >> anderson, according to the british newspaper, "the sunday
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people," this letter is seven pages long, handwritten by the estranged in-laws of a former british special forces sniper. in that letter, they allege that this sniper told his wife or boasted to his wife that the british s.a.s. was behind the deaths of princess diana and dodi al fayed. now, this information was introduced as evidence in a trial, the court-martialing of this unnamed sniper former's roommate. he apparently was a witness in this trial. unclear that if british military officials knew of this information in 2011, why it's just reaching scotland yard now. scotland yard at the moment is not commenting, anderson. >> it all seems rather dubious to me. it's like the estranged family of this person and the ex-wife said this and the roommate. how seriously are the british authorities taking this? >> at the moment it's unclear, though they're obviously taking
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it seriously enough to assess. over the weekend scotland yard releasing a statement saying that they are scoping this information, assessing the relevance and credibility. this is also the first information that they are looking at in this way since the conclusion of the inquest into princess diana's death. >> there have been other conspiracy theories in the past surrounding princess diana's death? >> absolutely. there was an entire investigation called operation pageant here in the uk that lasted two years long. it looked specifically into conspiracy theories surrounding princess diana's death. in addition to that, there was a separate investigation in france, as well as an exhaustive inquest. all three point to the same conclusion that princess diana died as a result of the gross negligence of her driver as well as the paparazzi, that tragic night in paris. >> erin, thank you for joining us. joining us is katie nicholl, royal correspondent for britain's sunday mail and a
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close friend of diana princess of wales. what are your sources inside buckingham palace saying about this diana news? this whole thing sounds ridiculous to me. >> it is ridiculous, to be honest, i think is the word being used at buckingham palace. i've spoken to a couple sources who say don't read too much into this. look at the timing days away before the 16th anniversary of princess diana's death. has this been done to maximize some level of publicity? it's just extraordinary. actually, all of the reports in the papers here in the uk are saying don't read too much into it, frankly. >> it's interesting how much coverage has occurred here in the united states. over the years they have all been shown to be false. what motivation have people bandied about for even murder? i don't understand the
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theoretical motivations? >> you know, i think a lot of it is diana was such an iconic woman that for many it's not enough that she just died tragically in a terrible accident. people want reasons. they want conspiracy theories, they want something with all of the drama that accompanied diana's life. >> lana, for you as her friend, go ahead. >> you know, anderson, i was supposed to be on vacation with diana at this very time. we played a four-day vacation in milan and lake como. and only due to the sudden passing of my father did i have to cancel with diana at the very last minute and fly out to south africa to my father's funeral. when you think of what circumstances would prevail, that one would cancel a personal vacation with the princess of wales it would have to be extraordinary like that. only at the last minute -- she had four days free and at the very, very last minute did she go back with dodi and this most unfortunate accident happened
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and so last minute and so changing of, you know, going on vacation with me and then going with dodi and it's so unfortunate that william and harry, who have shown immense dignity and decorum, all of this awful stuff they have to go through once again to have to go through a rehash of some publicity seekers again. it's so sad. >> do you think that some of the attraction is people who can't believe that somebody who was so special died in such a tragic way and there's not more to it? >> i think because of who diana was, it's so immensely difficult to believe that she was in a regular accident, a horrible accident. and it's hard for people to accept that. >> yeah. i want to turn to prince william. katie, you thought the idea that these new photos were taken by kate middleton's father instead of a royal photographer kind of
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underlines this idea of william being part of a new generation. >> i do, actually. i think the pictures are gorgeous but they are not professional gorgeous. some would say that they are slightly overexposed on the right side of kate's face. they are taken by michael middleton in their backyard of the home where they moved to immediately after the birth of prince george and have spent the last couple of weeks with kate's family. it's completely novel. it's wonderfully fresh and the two of them look so very happy and one suspects that's probably because they've been allowed to enjoy this freedom, this time together. >> yeah. if he were truly next generation, he would instagram a selfie of him, himself, and the baby. maybe we'll have to wait for that until the next generation. lana, watching the interview, i just kept thinking, he sounds like a normal dad. a likable guy. do you think that's part of his mother's legacy to him?
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do you see a lot of her in him? >> i see so much of diana in william and one of the things she told me is that she so much wanted william to have a normal life with his family in the future with whoever he wed and had children with and all of her dreams have come true and her legacy is coming true and all of the influence she's had on william and all of the normalcy is showing through so greatly now. she would be immensely happy. >> she lives on in her children. thank you so much, lana, for being with us, and katie. coming up next, a very dangerous day on the line of the wildfires. and breaking news with egypt's old dictator possibly getting out of jail, a leader of the muslim brotherhood in egypt is now in custody. we have details ahead. weekdays are for rising to the challenge.
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welcome back. if you're in the west, chances are there is a wildfire within a small distance. dozens of wildfires consuming hundreds and thousands of acres. each of those flames on the map represent a fire, obvious lease. the big pink area running from southern california up into the
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northern tier, red flag warnings, conditions ideal for new fires to spread and spread they have. this is the beaver creek fire consuming more than 100,000 acres and less than 10% contained and more than 2,000 homes under evacuation orders. some of those vacation spots for tom cruise and 1,000 hot shots have been moved to that fire line alone. more than a thousand hot shots and other crews on that line alone. gary tuchman spent today with some of them. >> reporter: the amount of land that has been in flames is an area of larger than many big cities, over 100,000 acres. but as dangerous as the fire has been, there is this gratifying fact. there have been no deaths or serious injuries so far. >> people in this whole valley have been really listening to the warnings, evacuating when they are asked to. some of them even evacuating before they had to and not trying to stay home and be a
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hero and save their own house which is a big risk. a one-inch garden hose is not going to save your house. >> reporter: choppers dropping retardant on the flames. those efforts have succeeded in dramatically improving the situation on the ground as this week begins. >> the weather is helping us out a little bit and we have the resources we need, which has been crucial. just the little bit of cloud cover today has made all of the difference in the world in how things look out there right now. >> reporter: the mountainous terrain is very dangerous. there are more than 1,050 firefighters on the scene including hotshot crews. there are more than 10,000 homes, businesses, and other types of buildings that are officially considered threatened. but amazingly, almost all of those structures remain undamaged. at least one house and several other buildings have been destroyed and it's possible that others have not been reached yet but as for now the people of idaho are still nervous but are
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hoping that they've seen the worst. >> gary tuchman joins us from hailey, idaho. there are more than 1,000 fire personnel fighting the fire. some of them are private firefighters, right, who were hired? >> reporter: well, that's right. when you get your insurance for your home in this day and age, you can buy a rider that includes private fire protection for your home. where you have successful businessmen, they pay the extra money and then train firemen to come to your house and they guard it. now, they have to work in cooperation with the city, county, and state officials. it's not only to the benefit of the homeowner, it's also to the benefit of the insurance company because by spending a few thousand dollars to save an 800,000, $2 million house, the insurance companies can save a lot of money and meanwhile the homeowners can save money. that's what we're seeing. >> it's like the fire patrols that used to exist.
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gary, thank you very much. back east, the problem is too much rain. a massive storm system is lingering. flood warnings and watches are up from the gulf coast and florida panhandle all the way into south carolina. gulfport, mississippi, the floodwaters receding there but with more rain in the forecast they may rise yet again. tracking it all for us is chad myers. what do you have? >> anderson, when you have a stationary front, like a stationary bike, things don't move. these storms aren't going anywhere. so what is raining now was raining an hour ago and what was raining this weekend is pretty much still raining at this point. look at these five-day rainfall totals. that is a beach. not much of a beach vacation. panama city, popular place, ten inches of rainfall over the weekend. everywhere that you see red, that's six inches. at purple higher than that, and the ten-inch bulls eyes, macon, georgia, has 24 more inches on
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ground than they should have. so when it rains, it floods. there's no place for the water to soak in. it's been like that for days and days and days and the rain continues. there are very few happy people in atlanta thinking can i go to a baseball game? it's raining every day, literally, anderson. >> any idea how long it's going to go for? >> well, until this thing moves out and don't see that happening. even with the front that is going to dry out chicago and buffalo by thursday, friday, it never gets far enough south to push the rain away. it's going to get down to georgia, stop again, and we're going to start this all over next week. >> wow. chad, thank you. go to cnn.com for more. up next, reports of a big arrest made and a rising death toll. also, oscar pistorius is in court today indicted in the valentine's day shooting death of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. every day we're working to be an even better company -
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breaking news tonight in egypt. state television is reporting that security forces have arrested the spiritual leader of the muslim brotherhood. that's him right there. the picture is just out on nile state run tv. this comes with deadly violence. i want to warn you, this is graphic. state tv reports that 25 soldiers were ambushed and killed by armed militants near the sinai peninsula.
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since last wednesday, violent clashes between the military and supporters of the ousted mohamed morsi. they continue their investigation of him and today in a criminal court acquitted hosni mubarak in a corruption case and ordered his release. however, he's still in custody tonight. meanwhile, there are growing calls for aid to be cut off to egypt. joining me is nick paton walsh. >> reporter: state media is saying that he was picked up not far from the mosque where the large sit-in protest that was disrupted five days ago where they kept the dead. they've been showing pictures of
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him on state television in a white shirt and next to him is a man guarding him with an ak-47. these images very much part of the government. in the past few days they are fighting terrorism and that's obviously their word for the muslim brotherhood. now, mohamed badie in custody. but this, of course, will feed in to the fears that now the brotherhood are going to be pushed underground. there's no scope for negotiation. that's been off the cards for a number of days, if not weeks. we've seen the violence in the past week and now we have the majority of their leaders in state custody and these images which are, frankly, him on parade. the army, administration making it quite clear that they have the upper hand, anderson. >> calls have been growing to cut off an economic aid.
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what is the latest on that? >> reporter: what is remarkable is we keep hearing these calls and we keep hearing the u.s. saying it's reviewing its aid but they have not made any change to the economic assistance, the $1.3 billion worth of military aid. that is still under review. there's been no significant change. but each time washington makes hint at this, we hear from arab backers who quite explicitly said today that if the eu or u.s. cut any of their aid to egypt, they will make up the difference and that, of course, is going to insulate for any action but part of the relationship is about prestige. >> amidst all of this turmoil, has there been a lot of reaction or any reaction to the idea that hosni mubarak would be a free man any day now?
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>> reporter: that came from his lawyer. it was his lawyer saying as many attorneys would do for their client, that he thinks he can be out in a few weeks because the corruption charges against him were dropped. there's still a retrial set for accusations that he committed violence in 2011. we saw a lot of noise in the state media about potential for him to be released but in reality that's far off. this is a distraction from the problems on the street and the administration really has to get the rein and potentially making them seen as more viable. >> nick paton walsh, thank you. susan hendricks is here with the 360 bulletin. susan? >> to determine if chemical weapons have been used in the long-running civil war. the obama administration says that syria's government has used
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them but syria claims that they have been used by opposition fighters. glenn greenwald is vowing to write aggressive stories about britain's espionage program after his partner was detained by authorities for nine hours. his laptop and phone were confiscated. new jersey governor chris christie signed a bill that outlaws gay inversion therapy for minors. it's highly controversial. it's claimed that gay people can change their sexual orientation through counseling. but chris christie sided with opponents who say it is harmful. you've got to see this. the obamas have a new dog. she's a little more than a year old. her name is sunny and she arrived at the white house today. she's a portuguese waterdog and it looks like sunny is happy. just ahead, to his fans, oscar pistorius is a hero and role model. he's now also an accused murderer. we'll show you what happened at
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liberty mutual insurance -- responsibility. what's your policy? crime and punishment now. oscar pistorius was charged today with the premeditated murder of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. if convicted, he faces a mandatory life sentence. this comes four months after steenkamp's death of what would have been her 30th birthday. he never denied that he killed steenkamp but said it was an accident. the double amputee held hands with his sister and brother and appeared to be praying and wiped away tears. many of his fans are standing by him as he faces the legal battle of his life but troubling details of the athlete are also now emerging. drew griffin reports. >> reporter: it's a scene most south africans have trouble with.
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the olympic athlete now standing accused of murder. charming, smiling, seemingly a perfect ambassador for his country and for the disabled worldwide. but those who knew him, like professional soccer player mark bachelor, say pistorius had a dark side. >> he would have a trip switch and get violent and he'd fight with people and cause a lot of problems. that's what happened with me. >> reporter: since his arrest, there's been talk about angry outbursts, boating accidents, car wrecks, all with details conspicuously left out of the press. oscar pistorius' lifestyle was covered up or, more accurately, covered very little by an adoring news media. >> on record, there really isn't a problem. >> that's the thing. so many incidents have happened. they have been well documented.
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five or six years with oscar pistorius and these kind of cases have disappeared. >> reporter: that is, until now. beloved here or not, south africans are having a hard time understanding that this tale on a february night the scared pistorius shot through the closed door of his own bathroom not knowing who or what was on the other side. >> that doesn't sound like what you would advocate as responsible gun ownership? >> sir, i'm going to be very honest and very frank to you. it was very tragic that this happened but in south african practical shooting association, if you do not see a target, do not engage it. bottom line. so shooting for oscar to shoot through a door, what do we know what you are shooting at? >> you should wake up in the morning expect reeva to give a
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phone call. >> reporter: for reeva steenkamp's family, most are determined not to attend any trial. last spring her uncle and cousin kim martin said the less they hear about the details, the better. >> none of us are going to be represented at the court or the trial. none of the family will go up. we won't be present. i can tell you that now. and for that reason, it's not about the court case. it's about reeva. i would like to be face-to-face with him and forgive him. >> you would forgive him, mike? >> yeah. >> reporter: whether this was a tragic accident or -- >> whatever the outcome, i feel, my belief and if christ could forgive when he died on that cross, why can't i? >> reporter: the trial is now scheduled to begin next march. the formal accusation of premeditated murder filed today
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came on what would have been reeva steenkamp's 30th birthday. drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. >> if convicted of the charges filed today, pistorius faces a mandatory life sentence. kelly, you say the prosecution is being too aggressive. how so? >> well, they keep pursuing this charge of premeditated murder and they've taken that line from the very beginning of bail and from bail right up until now it doesn't seem to be any significant evidence that would support that version of events. >> jeff, do you think it's an uphill climb for the prosecution? >> it's hard to know. the piece of information that we had not had before is the government's claim -- and it's only a claim at this point -- that there was evidence of an argument first. because that would be very significant, if they could prove that there was an argument
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first, that would certainly -- >> if neighbors heard a woman screaming before the shooting that contradicts his story? >> and that's a new claim in the indictment. obviously we'll see whether they can back that up. but if they can, then i'm not sure if it's such an uphill claim. also, remember, he did shoot repeatedly behind a closed door. what they did is a lesser included offense. the idea of recklessly shooting anyone behind a door is criminal behavior and that's what they are trying to do is essentially cover their bases. >> all along though, jeff, you've said his story is beyond belief? >> i think his story is pretty incredible. there's a lot we don't know. in south african law, they list the witnesses. there are almost 100 witnesses listed. i'm not sure they will call all of those people at trial, but that suggests that the prosecution has a full story to
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tell. and i still think it's a very difficult claim for the defense for pistorius that he took all these shots just on the off chance there was some intruder in his house without knowing anything more. >> also, kelly, the whole notion that he thought she was still in the bed, that he would have gotten out of bed without even looking to see if this woman is still sleeping next to him when he thinks there's an intruder in the house, that seems hard to imagine. >> i actually take a slightly different view on this in the sense from a cultural perspective in south africa. cases similar to the events that pistorius is putting forward have happened before fairly frequently. you have to remember that we are living in an environment where people are paranoid about violent crime and, in fact, about house breaking in particular. and they have been many other cases where a person has been killed having been mistaken for an intruder.
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with regard to the issue of him not checking when he got out of bed, we have to go back to what his original affidavit was at the bail hearing. according to that affidavit, he originally got out of bed to go out on to the balcony and bring in a fan and then close the balcony door. and it was at that point that he claims he heard a noise in the bathroom. he didn't have his prosthetics on, was filled with a sense of terror. it was dark and then according to his version this tragic accident occurred. so he wouldn't have necessarily checked for steenkamp in the bad when he first got out because, according to his version of events, he wasn't fearful of an intruder at that point. >> it still raises a question of how do you notice there's no one in bed with you? it's one bed. that's a pretty difficult claim to sustain. >> at this point we don't know much about the forensics and that can be -- that's obviously going to be a huge thing.
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>> very important. the angle of the bullets. if he didn't have his prosthetics on or he didn't -- his version is he didn't. where does the angle of the bullet relate? >> and the other issue that i find interesting here is that south africa, like a lot of other former british colonies, doesn't have a jury system. it won't necessarily work. so i just think that the issue of judge only trials presents a complexity to what would be different than here. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. up next, new developments in the case of a doctor accused of prescribing chemotherapy for patients who didn't even have cancer. and a tv legend's car goes up in flames. how dick van dyke survived. and lindsey lohan admits she's a drug addict. hear it in her own words. [ tires screech ]
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vice president biden's son, beau is hospitalized. he suffered a minor stroke in 2010. >> a georgia woman was convicted today of perjury and several other counts. prosecutors say andrea schneiderman lied to investigators because she was having an affair with her former boss.
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a michigan cancer doctor charged with intentionally misdiagnosing patients with cancer and then prescribing then unnecessary chemotherapy. he's accused of milking medicare of $39 million. >> a 12-year-old michigan girl is one of seven girls who have been attacked by black bears since thursday. abby wetherell suffered deep cuts in her thigh when a black bear attacked her while she was jogging. lindsey lohan says she's ready to rebuild her career. the 27-year-old actress talked about her demons and why things will be different this time. >> are you an addict? >> yeah. >> and what is it you are addicted to? what is your drug of choice or drugs of choice? >> alcohol. >> alcohol? >> yeah. because that's -- and that's -- that in the past was a gateway to other things for me. >> what's going to be different this time? >> not taking adderall.
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that's a big deal. >> oprah says she hopes she wins that battle this time. and a close call for actor dick van dyke who was pulled from his sports car after it caught on fire on a california freeway. his wife tweeted this video of the scorched wreckage and said her husband is fine. anderson? [ male announcer ] if you're taking multiple medications, does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene. available as an oral rinse, toothpaste, spray or gel, biotene can provide soothing relief, and it helps keep your mouth healthy, too. remember, while your medication is doing you good, a dry mouth isn't. biotene -- for people who suffer from dry mouth.
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time now for "the ridiculist." here's what happened. last night the cable went out in fairfield, connecticut. it's something that we deal with from time to time. what did some people do in fairfield? naturally they did what any normal people would do, they called the police. that's right. not only did several people call the police department's nonemergency line and i think even nonemergency is an over statement for a cable outage but one person called 911. >> 911. >> hi, i'm just trying to figure out what is going on. we have no tv. >> ma'am, 911 is for a life-threatening emergency. >> i know that. i know that. >> is this a life-threatening emergency? >> no, we're just trying to find out what is going on? is it a life threatening time? >> i suggest that you call cablevision or whoever your provider is.
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have a good night. >> i tried. >> unbelievable. apparently there were comments on social media that lined up with this. i think this was all about my favorite program "breaking bad." it's the final season. last night was the second episode of the final season and all of you fans could not handle missing out on your fix. i get that. i love "breaking bad" but seriously people, you have to call the police when your cable goes out? give me a break. you probably tweeted about it, too. okay. fine. that was my tweet. actually. it's fine. i'm a big "breaking bad" fan. i might have even considered calling 911 for a split second if my cable went out last night or at least i would have invited myself over to blitzer's house to watch on his tv. as "ridiculist" knows, this is not the first time that people called 911 for less than urgent reasons. >> i think we're dying.
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>> how much did you guys have? >> i don't know. we made brownie and i think we're dead. i really do. time is going by really, really slow. waiting for the red wings to score. >> in case you realized, that guy was really stoned and i'm guessing that guy is still waiting for the red wings to score. but it's not even sports or special brownies that prompt people to call 911. nothing gets people fired up quite like a food fight. >> 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. and they refused to give me any more fish. and it's right out on the sign in front of the building, all you can eat fish fry. >> i assume your cable is back on now and i would appreciate you not wanting to miss "breaking bad," i understand
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that. next time your cable is out, leave the 911 operators alone and just call us on "the ridiculist." that does it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts next. next, idaho burning threatening to destroy thousands of homes. we'll go to the scene for the latest 37 plus there has been a huge jump in wild animal attack this is summer. why? and a new and disturbing development tonight in the hannah anderson investigation. her kidnapper left all of his money to one person. we have that for you. let's go "outfront". good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a developing story. idaho burning. a dangerous wildfire out of control and threatening to destroy thousands of hopes including multimillion-dollar homes of celebrities like arnold schwarzenegger and tom hanks.