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as i say to my daughter, good morning, sweetness. i'm christi paul. relax a little bit. let's tackle this morning together. here we go. a lot of people are still digging out from this week's wintry storms. there's another blast that could be on the way to warn you about. could it be heading in your direction? we'll pass that on to you. also, there may be a new risk for survivors of breast cancer, some scientists are making a link between drinking alcohol and recurrence of that disease. and take a look at this, it's not one of santa's reindeer. this is what a family keeps as a pet. how they nursed it back to health. beautiful animal there, isn't it? okay, severe weather we need to talk with you about today.
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a deadly storm left much of the country freezing cold and bitterly windy. blizzard conditions hammered the midwest and northeast. more snow is expected today. in fact, at least 17 people have died here. strong winds today will make it feel like 20 below for all of you in the plains and the midwest. some of you are trying to make the best of it. >> it's not my favorite time of year, but i don't mind it. just got to dress for it. >> i've seen it a lot worse. we'll get through it. >> i love a white christmas. you need a white christmas. you need it for the kids. absolutely. but then it can go away. >> you know, those folks are just used to it. this isn't anything new to them. they can handle it. there's another big storm in the works as well. bonnie schneider is in for bob van dillen. this is going to be a big lake effect snow event for some locations like northern michigan to the west we're going to be
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measuring the snow totals by the foot and that is also the case for parts of upstate new york back up to buffalo. i think more south of buffalo and further inland but here along the great lakes heavy snow, be blustery winds creating whiteout situations and also brutally cold temperatures. i'll talk more about the bitter windchill that will affect bigger cities like chicago and cleveland and also some big changes for south florida after record high temperatures. there's a lot more coming up. >> and they're talking 20 below in one place and record high temperatures in another. boy, thank you, bonnie, so much. one in six americans has had the swine flu. this is a new estimate from the cdc that says about 50 million people got sick from the h1n1 virus and about 10,000 died from it between april and mid-november. most of those deaths were between 18 and 64. the cdc's director says the majority of americans have not had swine flu so it's still important to get that vaccine. five americans arrested in pakistan as suspected terrorists
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have been trying to contact militant groups on youtube and other sites from police in pakistan who arrested the father of one of those spents. u.s. intelligence officials have been worried about home grown terrorists who might be recruited by radical groups. one expert says the biggest mistake is to underestimate the terrorists as unsophisticated. >> they communicate regularly through the web. they even adopt american names and even enter through chatrooms, one of them playing a male, one playing a female, and you think they're just connecting whereas in reality they're passing information to each other. >> in norway to accept the nobel peace prize president obama said we have to be constantly mindful that some these twisted ideologies are available over the internet and can affect our young people. that's a quote there.
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casey anthony's attorneys are hoping to get the death penalty off the table. she's due in court. remember anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. caylee's remains were found in the woods near her home exactly one year ago today. she disappeared about six months prior to that. we're going to bring you live coverage of the casey anthony court appearance, in fact, here on hln startin at 9:30 a.m. eastern. stick with us here. women who had breast cancer may put themselves at risk when they drink alcohol. a new study finds those women have a 30% chance of breast cancer recurrence, and that's just with moderate alcohol consumption of three to four drinks a week. post menopausal and overweight women may have the greatest risk here. a cia official denies a report that black water security guards took part in secret cia missions. former blackwater employees and intelligence officials told "the
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new york times" the company regularly helped with snatch and grab raids in iraq and afghanistan from 2004 to 2006. now a u.s. official tells the associated press blackwater provided security but did not perform cia missions. the man accused of secretly making nude videos of espn reporter erin andrews is expected to plead guilty. rafer weigel, what do you know about this today? erin andrews has been the victim of a nightmare scenario when a stalker videotaped her in the nude through a peephole in her hotel room. well, andrews' nightmare may be close to end iing. this guy, 48-year-old michael barrett, will plead guilty to a federal stalking college. california's u.s. attorney says he will enter the plea on tuesday. andrews told oprah winfrey she felt violated by the videos when she became aware of it, understandably so. >> no doubt.
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thank you so much, rafer. we'll be talking to you again in a bit. a grand jury says two missouri cops were justified in the shooting death of a suspect. kansas city police, in fact, released this dash cam video of the september shooting. you see the suspect start shooting at a call. look at that officer order him to drop the gun. he wouldn't. one cop appears to be hit but cops back up and again start shooting. my goodness, do you have a lot in store for this weekend -- depending on where you live, but the weather is not going to be kind to everybody here. bonnie schneider? that's right, christi. get the shovels out if you live in buffalo or in the vicinity, even cleveland, snow there today and tonight. a lot of lake-effect snow and this is challenging because it not only comes in fast but it comes in heavy and hard, so we have advisories, warnings posted upperstate new york for areas to pennsylvania and ohio and then for southern sections of areas
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north of michigan. here's the snow, the way it's shaping up right now coming in off the great lakes f. you're wondering why it's snowing here and not here, there's a good reason. the phenomenon is called lake-effect snow and the way it breaks down is that the temperatures of the great lakes or any body of water right now still a little bit warmer than the temperature of the land just in advance of it. so when you have the very cold air coming over the great lakes, tapped into that warmer, moist air that's just on top of the lake but then the air rushes onshore where it's colder and the air can't hold the moisture as much so immediately it dumps the heavy snow right here along the shoreline of the lake. if you live right there, you're probably used to it in erie, pennsylvania, so we'll see snowfall rates one to two inches per hour. you'll see widespread snow to the north of cleveland, erie, pennsylvania, and heavy snow for syracuse and grand rapids as well and up to marquette in northern michigan. so a lot of snow to talk about, bitterly cold temperatures right now in green bay. it is negative 2 in marquette.
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the windchill factor will be a big story not just for today but for tomorrow. by tomorrow evening we'll see the windchill factor drop down to about 25 in chicago and 22 in sioux falls and then getting colder so the windchill factor, the way your body interprets the weather, a big story there. another big story is south florida. now we're getting cloud coverage and cooler temperatures, but, christi, yesterday the temperature climbed to 89 degrees in miami, florida, making it the warmest december day ever. >> wow. >> we're talking extreme cold and then extreme heat down south. >> i don't know about you, i can handle the snow, it's the frigid temperatures that get me every time. >> the windchill. >> not a fan. bonnie, thank you so much. and just because you saw her foreca forecast, take good care out there when you're getting to school or work or wherever you're going today. be careful. we want you to be safe. do you want a great paying job? and who doesn't? find out where you'll find some of the biggest paychecks, plus
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you have never seen the virgin mary like this before, i promise you. a clothing store's sexy nativity -- oh, are people talking about this one.
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rise and shine. good to see you that morning. a shoot-out in new york's times square left a suspect dead. no holiday shoppers or tourists were hurt, thankfully. according to police, though, the shoot-out started after cops confronted two men they say were using aggressive tactics to sell cds. soon after one of the suspects fled, pulled a gun and started shooting. an officer returned fire and the 25-year-old was killed. >> after the police were there, clearly they had either taken off him or found by him a pretty significant weapon that he pulled off to the side. >> what did that look like? >> someone else said it was something like a mac-10 but a huge gun with a clip underneath. it did not look like anything
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you'd want to get on the other side of. >> police say the suspect's gun was indeed a mac-10 pistol and it jammed during the shooting. a nativity scene in an l.a. clothing store raising some eyebrows today. some people who work across the street say the virgin mary is not wearing enough, people, and they want the window display changed but reactions are mixed. >> i don't care if it's supposed to be trendy. they've taken something and made it trashy. and i think that's what i object to. it looks trashy. >> i think it's perhaps a bit risque. i don't personally find it offensive. >> no, it doesn't really offend me. >> i think it's art. it's also advertisement. you have to look in the context, i believe, and i don't find it offensive at all. >> the store owners themselves, by the way, declined to comment. there's new information about what happened to adolf hitler's body. we are now learning about a top secret kgb operation and what soviet agents did with hitler's
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remains new for you in about 30 minutes. i know so many of you are struggling just to make ends meet. government employees apparently, though, they're doing quite nicely. their salaries are booming apparently. our money expert jennifer westhoven, this is going to make some people a little ticked off, i think. i think so. nothing like a little anger with your morning cup of coffee. no, thanks for waking up with us, christi. >> we don't want to do that. >> isn't it supposed to be when you go into government, you're doing the right thing, you're helping people, but you don't make as much money. it's kind of a tradeoff. while the average american worker makes $40,000 a year, the average federal worker makes $71,000 a year. and you can't believe how many of them make six figures accord ing to "usa today." get this. two years ago the transportation department had one person making more than $170,000 a year. now that number is almost 1,700
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people in just two years they're suddenly getting huge raises. there have been all kinds of new pay scales and they've eased the pay cap which means you and i are paying all those salaries. all right. there was a measure to try and prevent another financial collapse. it is going up for a vote today on capitol hill. now it was supposed to prevent that huge financial almost collapse last november. it was supposed to prevent that from happening again. remember, that was when the whole system was about to come flying off its axis. it wasn't just wall street companies, ordinary companies were getting in a lot of trouble, too, but that measure has been i'm saying turned into milk toast. they watered it down. they took all the teeth out of it. much of the reform in the bill has been gutted. there's a measure to keep banks from betting the farm by not letting them bet on derivatives. do you remember hearing about those? well, lawmakers are looking to kill that and they're looking to kill a measure that would create a watchdog agency to look out for you when it comes to
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financial products like mortgages. i don't even know what's going to be left in the bill if they take that all out. >> wow. my head is still spinning about the salary story you just said. i mean, i don't begrudge anybody a good salary by any means but people watching because they're not going to work probably aren't feeling all that good about it. jen, thank you so much. good to see you this morning. >> you, too. thanks for waking up so early. >> oh, happy to do it. i'm usually up with a child anyway. what the heck? it is a no holds barred look at the stories we could not stop talking about whether it was celebrity scandals, remember balloon boy? i know you know about the white house crashers. robin meade has a peek for you. so coming up i'm going to be hosting this show, a special called "with all due respect" talking about celebrities. how could we not start with tiger woods? i want to involve you in the show. i want to show off my viewers because you guys are the best. so let me ask you this.
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should tiger's sponsors drop him or maybe you want to comment is he a sex addict? 11 women have come forward, allegedly. if you could sit down with them, what questions would you have? oh, honey, you're going to be good. so you have to go to cnn.com/ b cnn.com/robin and we'll have information about how to get your little i-report -- give me that camera really fast, you know your flip camera or the phone? it will have a video on it and i'm going to make you a star. yeah. >> you can catch the show right here on hln sunday, december 20th. we hope you'll be here. well, south carolina's governor admits having an ongoing affair. now he wants to make up with his wife. you know she has something to say about that. plus -- >> i called her and it's like you're not going to believe what i found in the dog food. >> a dog with expensive taste paid off for one man who lost a very precious treasure.
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♪ never thought you'd be the one to play games the way you did ♪ south carolina governor mark sanford wants to reconcile with his wife. remember he disappeared this summer and admitted he was having an affair with his argentine mistress. general bey sanford told abc news, the wife, that she will not be standing by her husband's side while he deals with his repercussi repercussions of his affair. a legislative panel rejected. he faces ethics issues next month. actor gene barry has died, starred in "bat masterson." barry was in dozens of tv series and specials including "the twilight zone " "the love boat." i know you recognize his face there. all right. some college football players say they are disgusted by being
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abandoned by their coach before their big bowl game. what? it happens in college football all the time. and college football itself needs to make a change. >> okay. >> to keep it from happening. now the cincinnati head coach brian kelly, to his credit, turned the cinderella bearcats in one of the great stories in football. they went from relative obscurity to a national championship contender. now he was hired by notre dame to take over their program and now he will not coach the bearcats in their first-ever sugar bowl appearance on january 1st. and players are livid. >> i heard everything i need to know. i left. everybody knew what was going on. and for him to last so long, i felt he did our team an injustice. >> one of the players said he was disgusted. now in pro football there is a rule that you can't talk to an active coach until the season is over. why can't college football implement the same rule? it would protect these kids. it would be better.
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and the super bowl champ ion pittsburgh steelers are having one of the biggest collapses in the nfl. losing their fifth straight game shockingly to their bitter rival the lowly cleveland browns 13-6, roethlisberger, the steelers qb, ben roethlisberger was sacked eight times. the browns are one of the worst in the nfl and the steelers last year were the best. the steel curtain looking like some flimsy drapes. i'm sorry, pittsburgh. i know it hurts. now time for our true champion of the week. i want to introduce you to player kevin laue. he's living out his dream playing for a division one team. laue was inspired as a boy when he saw jim abbott throw a no-hitter with one arm and now laue is playing a subway ride away from where that infamous game happened. to see our full story on laue go to cnn.com/robin and click on the facebook page, the big "f."
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it's a great story. >> i look forward to seeing it. thank you so much, rafer. lawyers are still fighting over what to do with michael jackson's estate but you might be surprised to hear how much his family says they need. %%%
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police in pakistan say five young americans arrested there tried to contact terrorist groups on the internet. the men are accused of plotting a terrorist attack. the father of one of those suspects was also taken into custody. pakistani police say the young men wanted to join militant groups and die as martyrs. roman polanski's attorneys are pushing to get his underaged sex case dismissed without polanski showing up for court. a california appeals panel is considering that request. now poe llanski is under house arrest in switzerland. the filmmaker, remember, pled guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sex with a 13 ye-year- girl. he fled the u.s. before sentencing. and defense secretary robert gates met this morning with the
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iraqi prime minister. he expressed condolences after a wave of bombings killed more than 100 people there. u.s. officials are saying the attacks could be a sign that al qaeda's weakening. gates informs iraq to talk with u.s. troops and remind them their mission is critical. and casey anthony is due in court in just three hours. her attorneys are trying to get the death penalty taken off the table today. remember anthony is accused of killing a 2-year-old daughter caylee. she's pled not guilty. the thing is kcaylee anthony's remains were found one year ago today. those are some of the he headlines for you we're following this morning. happy friday to you. welcome back. i'm christi paul in today for robin meade. so good to see you. thanks for keeping us company. a big storm is falling in the west and it's expected to dump at least a foot of snow in the sierras. that region has already seen more than three feet of it and people around lake tahoe have been without power since sunday. >> it happens about every ten years but this is the worst one i've seen in 30 years.
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>> in regards to? >> the amount of snow, the ice, the temperature drop. >> we've been playing a lot of games like 31 and solitaire, and the other thing that's fun is that we've been sleeping in the living room. >> i love listening to him. solitaire. there's more nasty weather, though, in store for people on the east coast. bonnie schneider will get us up to speed on that system. good to see people taking advantage of family time. the biggest investment fraud in u.s. history came crashing down one year ago today with the arrest of bernie madoff. his ponzi scheme cheated people out of billions of dollars. jennifer westhoven breaks down what was lost and what's been recovered at least so far, right? >> yeah. i mean, that is a lot of people, christi. 2,000 people directly but a lot more who say they were hit or were invested in other ways who woke up to find out that all of their savings, all of the money they were counting on was gone,
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that they were ripped off and most are going to get back very little, maybe 10 cents on the dollar, some of the lawyers say. out of $21 billion that was lost, only about $1.5 billion has been recovered from trying to sell the mansions and the yachts and all of that. now some people actually got all their money back they invested because they withdrew it before anybody knew anything was wrong, but, get this, they think because they thought they had a lot more money in there, they somehow want back their fake profits, too. >> i felt as though we were cheated. i felt violated. >> i think that she's in that group, so she gets back the safe profits, other people don't get back theirs. there's actually all this fighting among the madoff victims. now madoff in jail, 150-year sentence, you may remember there were some people who thought he was going to be threatened.
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people might want to take him out. apparently, from "the wall street journal," every con artist he is the godfather. >> wow. it's pretty bold for people who took their money out to be saying i want more. >> i understand they feel cheated. >> some people have nothing. they have nothing left. right, right. okay. jen, thank you. 14 connecticut firefighters got promoted after a five-year legal battle. the white firefighters sued city officials in new haven because they threw out the results of a promotional test. not enough minorities did well on that test, so the case went all the way to the supreme court, remember, and it ruled the white firefighters' civil rights were violated. >> through persistence and hard work it proves in america that individuals can make a difference and it was because 20 individuals stood up together. >> an attorney for some african-american firefighters is challenging the exam's validity.
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sonia sotomayor ruled against the white firefighters when she served on a federal appeals court. a louisiana man who bet against the new orleans saints lost his 60-inch tv when his friend shot it to pieces. rafer weigel, i have to tell you, this is pretty violent video. >> it is violent video and if you love your tv, you may want to look away. bottom line is, don't bet against the new orleans saints. he told his friends if they won and beat washington on sunday they could come to his house, shoot his tv. you may remember what happened after an overtime field goal lifted them in the come-from-behind win. he was forced to eat his words. here is that disturbing video. his phone started ringing. there you have it. about a dozen showed up at his home with firearms and a case of beer. >> now are those really friends? come on. >> and shot his tv in his backyard. and the video, which this guy took, there he is.
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oh, poor guy, he put the video up on youtube. there have been about 150,000 hits. >> i'm not surprised. look at him go. >> i kind of feel bad for him but at the same time why would you do that? >> i don't -- well, you know, he didn't think, i'm sure, that his friends would take him at his word. i don't think i would. >> apparently they did. >> i'm not a new orleans saints junkie so i guess i would know better. >> it was a bad bet, let me tell you. >> it was a bad bet, and i'm thinking they had maybe a few drinks before he jammed his head into the tv like that, too. thank you. all right. i know that a lot of you are going to be heading out today into some pretty dicey weather so it's going to make for one awful commute. take your time out there. bonnie schneider in for bob van dillen. where do people need to be particularly careful here? >> i'd say chicago, cleveland,
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buffalo, erie, pennsylvania, those places facing not only bitter windchill but many of them will see snow today or tonight, some heavy snow. as you can see the snow continues to push its way across parts of upstate new york. we're watching for that. we're seeing a lot of snow in western michigan and to the north as well, some of it's going to be so heavy as we go through the day. the cold air sweeping across the lakes. the lake water temperatures are warmer to allow the cold air to grab the moisture off the tops of the lakes, hold on to it and then it comes over the land. the land is colder. it gets dumped in the form of snow immediately and quickly we are looking at really snowfall rates that could be one to two inches per hour in the vicinity of buffalo, not necessarily the city itself. and as we kind of expand the map, we're looking at heavy snow in grand rapids, michigan, be and down through areas into northeastern ohio. this is the way it shapes up this morning. it's very cold out there across the great lakes and it's even colder as we go further to the
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west. the current temperature is negative 10 so you factor in the windchill, feels like it's negative 26. on a day like this you may want to stay inside, wear lots of layers when you bundle up. now just the opposite of what's been happening in florida, heavy rain to the south of florida, cloud coverage and that's a good thing. people actually have been complaining that it's been too hot down there. they've been complaining about it. now the temperature in miami is 72 in west palm. it's about 70. both of those cities shattered records yesterday getting well above 85 degrees. 89 in miami. yesterday, christi, making it the warmest december day ever so now about 82. what extremes, right? >> my gosh, you have people in ohio and michigan probably saying florida is looking really good right about now. high temperatures and all. thank you, bonnie. you've been hearing all the drama, i know, surrounding tiger woods. everybody is talking about it. people have been taking shots at him but others say he's done a lot of good, too. for instance marlo thomas told
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hln's joy behar he's given a lot to st. jude's children's hospital. >> now you see tiger woods should send you a check for $2 million now. that would help his image. >> he has already built a pavilion at st. jude, built a library at st. jude. >> good for him. that's something people should know. we've been making fun of the whole thing and his behavior but that is a great thing to put out there. >> he's great. >> he gives money to st. jude's. >> he built the library, the tiger woods pavilion. he's been very active. >> catch what else marlo thomas says on "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern on hln. i know one of the many people looking for a job right now, we'll tell you where the hot jobs are expected to be in the next ten years. also ahead, it kind of sounds like a trick, made-to-order pizza ready in just minutes. one store is delivering pizza through a drive-through.
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talk about fast food. how about a made-to-orr pizza at a drive-through? a restaurant in northern california is offering customers a fresh pizza cooked in just a couple of minutes and they say it's all thanks to a high-tech oven system. >> our ovens use about four different kind of heating technologies. we have a pizza stone that comes to heat in about two to five seconds so about 500 degrees. we have convection that shoots through the oven at about 60 miles an hour. >> the restaurant owner says his next goal is to win the international pizza box folding championship in las vegas. i didn't know there was such a thing. if you're looking for gift cards
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and giveaways on the internet you might end up being steered to websites you did not expect. jennifer westhoven, of course, is looking out for you. jen? this is a strange story. and there's nothing illegal about it, i don't think, chr christi, but see if it passes your smell test. so you see an internet ad that says free stuff like maybe a gift card at a popular store, all you have to do is basically sign your name but you're signing your name electronically, lend your support and send in a form letter to congress about health care. you might end up taking it because you want to get some christmas presents. this is being done by both sides, groups that love or hate health care. so watch out for this in case you're not sure that you necessarily agree and, by the way,a lot of these offers, if you actually read the fine pr t print, you can usually get the freebies without sending any letters. okay. job hunters, this isn't going to necessarily help you right away but it could help in terms of
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long-term planning, maybe if you're in school, what do you want to major in to make sure you can get a job when you graduate. well, health care, computers, and finance? yep, the government is predicting these are the field that will have the biggest in the next ten years. you can become a biomedical engineer, computer analyst, home health aide. and finance firms are going to need more people to check their math. that would be nice. they will need financial examiners and compliance officers. what to watch out for, though, making semiconductors or autoparts. the group predicts further losses there. >> sad to hear. >> christi? >> you mentioned to me, giving the smell test. i have a 3-month-old in diapers. my smell test is totally skewed right now, let me just tell you. i'm just going to take your word for it, whatever you say. thanks, jen. all right, you cannot look at the rubble of one man's home and believe that he was sitting inside when this happened and survived.
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you know, we now know what happened to adolf hitler's remains. the head archivist of russia's spy agency says soviet kgb agents burned his remains in 1970 and threw them into a river in germany. the archivist told russia's news agency interfax, they feared hitler's burial site might become a place of worship for fascist supporters. a georgia man was thrown from his home during a powerful storm and he lived to talk about it. take a look at what's left of his mobile home. he said he heard a roaring sound, grabbed his dog and hit the living room floor. the next thing he remembered was waking up in his yard. >> i thought i was dead because i couldn't hear nothing, everything was just -- there was no birds, no wind, no nothing. i thought i was dead. everything was just like steel. >> oh, my gosh. luckily he survived with only y
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minor injuries. before you spend extra bucks on warranties on all that new stuff you're going to get for christmas, check to see if you have one first. you might be surprised to find one in your wallet. clark howard clues us in here. if you go out shopping over this holiday season for any electronics, do you know before you even hit the register in most cases what's the sales person going to start working you on? trying to get you to buy an overpriced, ridiculous extended service contract or extended warranty. and why do i call them overpriced and ridiculous? because if you look at the failure rate for a typical electronics item versus what you pay for an extended warranty, you're throwing your money away. in fact, consumer reports has just updated the data on how often electronics break. it's pretty much almost never. maybe not for you if you have bad luck, but generally they
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very seldom break. here's a way to protect yourself, though, and do it for free. do you know many credit cards extend the manufacturer's warranty as much as one additional year for using that card for purchase? that's peace of mind but for nothing. i'm clark howard for more ways for you to protect your wallet go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. you know clark's going to help you save more, be spend less and avoid getting ripped off so catch him at noon eastern on saturday and sunday here on hln. well, be comedian conan o'brien had a field day with a new study on casual sex. a study at the university of minnesota shows that hooking up for casual sex isn't harmful to people's self-esteem or emotional we will being. isn't, yeah. the study was funded by a group called guys.
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>> i with benefits doesn't mess with your head. it finds that 20% of young people surveyed say their most recent partner was casual. however, researchers say the findings do not minimize the possible physical threats associated with casual sex. >> kids today. >> disclaimer there. >> kids today. >> wow! he handled it pretty well, though. golf's biggest legend says he doesn't want to know anything about tiger woods's problems. it's interesting that he's speaking out because a lot of people have still kept kind of mum. >> in the golf world, you're absolutely right, christi. and this guy is a guy we all want to hear from. the only man with more major championships than tiger woods is jack nicklaus. and nicklaus says that tiger woods's scandal is, quote, none of my business. now, nicklaus has embraced woods as almost a father-type figure, and woods has also looked up to him. nicklaus also said we are a forgiving country and time heals
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all wounds. cnn is reporting that they've granted woods an injunction blocking nude pictures of him, but he's saying no such pictures exist. we don't really know what that means. this guy is a great story. boston college linebacker mark herzlich was fighting for his life in a battle with cancer. he's rejoining his team with focus and dedication. he won the award for the most inspirational player. and the first lady of racing, danica patrick, will be unveiling her own line of perfume. it will reflect the confidence, glamour and uniqueness of danica. but fellas, that's what they say it does. i'm not saying i know that. i'm quoting -- >> the look on your face. >> -- i'm quoting -- i had to read that out loud. if you're thinking of getting this for your wife or mom with a lead foot, it won't be out until spring of 2010. that's a look at sports. >> all right. thank you so much.
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i'm dying to know what it smells like because the look on your face was, like, hmm. many kids may ask for a puppy or a kitten for christmas. one family ended up with a pet deer. how that happened. ñ
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come on, grab your coffee, your cereal, your orange juice and join us because it's friday. i'm christi paul in today for robin meade. so glad to have you in our company today. let's get right to the news. that's our job, after all, get you informed as you head out the door. a lot of people are still digging out from this week's wintry storms. another blast could be on the way. could it be heading in your direction? i'm sure you're wondering. there may be a new for survivors of breast cancer, some scientists are making a link between drinking alcohol and recurrence of the disease. then a woman jumped in when she saw a police officer apparently being attacked by a group of teenagers. here's the catch. she's 9 months pregnant. wait till you see that one. we do want to get to our top story here.
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we're learning five americans arrested in pakistan of suspected terrorists had been trying to contact militant groups on youtube and other sites. this is from the police in pakistan who also arrested the father of one of those suspects. u.s. intelligence officials have been increasingly worried about homegrown terrorists who might be recruited by radical groups. one expert says the biggest mistake is to underestimate the terrorists as unsophisticated. >> they commute regularly through the web. they even adopt american names and sometimes even enter, through krat roo, one of them playing a male, one playing a female. and you think that they're just connecting, whereas in reality, they're passing information to each other. >> in norway to accept the nobel peace prize, president obama said, quote, we have to be constantly mindful that some of these twisted ideologies are available over the internet and can affect our young people, unquote.
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big day for casey anthony today. her attorneys are hoping to get the death penalty taken off the table. she's due in court in about 2 1/2 hours now. now, remember, anthony's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. she has pleaded not guilty. caylee's remains were found in the woods near her home one year ago today. she had disappeared about six months earlier. we are going to bring you live coverage of the casey anthony court appearance right here on "hln." that starts at 9:30 eastern this morning so stay with us here. meanwhile, a deadly storm has left much of the country freezing cold and bitterly windy. blizzard conditions hammered parts of the midwest to the northeast where even more snow is expected today. and at least 17 people have died. today strong winds will make it feel like 20 below for all of you in the plains and the midwest. some of you are trying to make the best of it. >> it's not my favorite time of year, but i don't mind it. just got to dress for it. >> i've seen it a lot worse. we'll get through it. >> i love a white christmas. you need a white christmas.
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the tree's up. you need it for the kids. absolutely. but then it can go away. we have another big storm to tell you about. bonnie schneider is in for bob van dillen. she'll tell us what's on tap for the rest of the country as well. about one in six americans has had the swine flu. this is a new estimate from the cdc that says about 50 million people got sick from the virus and about 10,000 died from it between april and mid-november. most of those deaths were people between 18 and 64 years old. now, the cdc's director says a majority of americans have not had swine flu, obviously, but it's still important because of that to go get vaccinated. the biggest investment fraud in u.s. history came crashing down a year ago today with the arrest of bernie madoff. his ponzi scheme cheated people out of billions of dollars. our money expert, jennifer westhov westhoven, breaks down now what was lost and what was recovered as well or has been recovered up to this point, jen. >> so many stories about people
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who woke up that morning rich and then found out on the news that they were poor, you know. they couldn't send their kids to school, had to sell their homes. more than 2,000 people were directly hit. they were invested directly in his rip-off scheme, and most of them will get back very little. just about 10 cents for every dollar they put in. out of $21 billion that was lost, only $1.5 billion has been recovered. now, some lucky people, very few of them, actually got all the money that they invested back called their principal, right? just for example's sake, say you put in 20 bucks, i'm making it really simple, and they said, my gosh, your money has grown to $100. you didn't get the 100 back but at least you got the 20 back. they had withdrawn it. they didn't know anything was wrong. it was before the arrest. but some people think they should get back those fake profits, too, the $100 i was just talking about. >> i felt as though we were cheated.
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i felt violated. >> and, of course, that is understandable, but they have a limited amount of money they're splitting up between all these people. madoff himself in jail, 150 years in there. but maybe you won't believe what the other inmates think about him. a fellow inmate quoted in "the wall street journal" says, to every con artist, he's the godfather. like they respect him. >> wow. well, i don't know that that's the kind of reputation you want to have at the end of the day. but i don't know, maybe that means he's safe in jail. who knows? hey, thank you so much, jen. we appreciate it. defense secretary robert gates met this morning with the iraqi prime minister, and he's expressed condolences over a wave of bombings that have killed more than 100 people there. u.s. officials are saying the attacks could be a sign that al qaeda is weakening. gates was in iraq to talk with u.s. troops and remind them their mission there is critical. listen to this. women who have had breast cancer may put themselves at risk when they drink alcohol. a new study finds those women
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have a 30% chance of breast cancer recurrence, and that's with just moderate alcohol consumption of three to four drinks a week. the study says post-menopausal and overweight women may have the greatest risk. this was done, by the way, by kaiser permanente. i know you know about the couple who crashed the white house dinner last month. they're accused of trying to pay a debt with fake jewelry now. salahi gave a swiss watch to a landscaper to pay $2,000 that he owed apparently. but a jeweler said it's a fake and only worth about 100 bucks. turns out the watch wasn't needed anyway. a check was delivered to cover the bill. let's talk about the weather. that's going to affect so many of you today. bonnie schneider, who needs to be on the lookout first and foremost? >> the great lakes and areas into northern new england will see snow today. and then further off into the northern plains, bitter windchill will really rip everybody over there. take a look at some of the snowfall totals we've seen across new york.
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this is in the upstate area near where we have the lake-effect snow machine happening. and i'll tell you, when you start measuring snow by the foot, you're in trouble. you've got to really start getting the shovels out. and we're expecting more of that. that was just yesterday. some more of that is in the forecast for today. we are anticipating quite a bit of snow. check out some of the images from across the midwest after the storm rolled through there. we have some pictures to show you of what it looked like across minnesota, iowa, nebraska, just to name a few. boy, that is some heavy snow working its way across iowa. now, in des moines, this was just your typical prewinter snowstorm. what's happening in the great lakes is a little bit different. lake-effect snow happens when you have cold air coming over the warmer waters of the great lakes. tapping into that warm air and then as it comes over the colder land mass quickly, fast and furious, the snow just plummets from the sky at snowfall rates two to three inches per hour sometimes. plus you have the wicked wind. so it's a whiteout situation. that's why the blizzard warnings are in effect.
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i mentioned the windchill, just to show you, right now the current temperature in marquette, michigan, is negative six. then as you head further westward, it's colder with a brutal windchill, christi. all the way down to negative 17 right now early in the morning in minneapolis, minnesota. >> ouch! i can't take the cold. i can take the snow, but not the cold. >> i agree. >> thank you, bonnie. do you want a great paying job? who doesn't? where you're going to find some of the biggest paychecks. also, south carolina's governor admits having an ongoing affair. now he wants to make up with his wife. well, she has something to say about that.
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♪ waiting for attention waking up this morning. president obama is on his way back to the united states following his nobel peace prize trip to norway. last night the president attended a black tie dinner in his honor. still the reaction's been mixed of the president winning the award. here's what some students from around the world had to say to
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i-reporter martin vick fouler. >> it's almost clever in that it's pressured the head of state of one of the most powerful countries in the world into actually foster peace. >> i think it's not good because he's been the president, it's all expectations and talking. >> i hope that the prize will help him realize that he has to put a pretty big effort into building peace. >> i believe the nobel peace prize should be meant for people who have done substantial change or substantial efforts towards something which barack has not yet done. >> thank you to our i-reporter, martin, there. if you want information on how to send your i-reports, go to our website, cnn.com/robin. we'd love to hear from you. the grand jury says two missouri cops were justified in the shooting death of a suspect, and here is the dashcam video of
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this september shooting, kansas city police just released it. the suspect started shooting. the officers ordered him to drop the gun. he would not. and at one point an officer appears to be hit but pops back up and starts shooting again. well, south carolina governor mark sanford wants to reconcile with his wife. remember sanford disappeared this summer and then admitted he was having an affair with his argentine mistress. jenny sanford told abc news she will not stand by her husband's side while he deals with the repercussions of his affair. a state legislative panel rejected an impeachment resolution against the governor. he faces an ethics hearing next month. infinite supply of appalachian trail jokes. >> oh. i know the appalachian trail jokes, they're here to stay. we have to admit it. nice, jen. that's jen's voice you're hearing. we're going to her next. there's so many of you, we have to be serious here for a second.
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okay. so many of you are struggling to make ends meet, we know. government employees, though, their salaries are booming? really? >> and particularly at the high end. like the highly paid government employees. i mean, you kind of think the idea is, if you work for uncle sam, you probably won't get rich, but you are doing something really noble and you'll you'll get benefits and longevity. but a report says that federal salaries have exploded. when the recession started, there was just one person at the transportation making more than $170,000 a year. $170,000 a year. now that number is almost 1700. and also at the defense department, a lot of highly paid workers there are pretty much raking it in. "usa" today cites federal data that says a lot of the pay caps were repealed and different basically pay schedules were put in. in washington, a measure that would try to prevent another financial collapse goes to a vote today on capitol hill. now, you know what it was supposed to do. it was supposed to prevent what happened last november when we
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thought the financial system was going to freeze up and fly off its axis. well, that bill has been sharply weakened. and, you know, i think we're showing you pictures of wall street, but you may remember back then, we were talking about companies like ge that might not be able to pay their workers. mcdonald's, all kinds of companies, couldn't get access to normal money. much of the reform, though, in this bill has been gutted even though the vote is coming today. there was a measure to keep banks from betting the farm by limiting exposure to derivatives. that's dead. and also what could be killed is a measure to have an agency that looks out for you for financial products, a consumer agency. christi, back to you. if it passes, we may not get much in it. if you're traveling this morning, there's a lot of wicked weather out there. here's bonnie. >> we're looking at snow, wind, rain, all kinds of delays popping up later on today. as you can see on flight explorer, there's well over 1500 planes in the sky. still early out west. you'll see delays in the west
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due to rain in san francisco and los angeles. but right now we're talking about lake-effect snow in buffalo, cleveland, some rain out west in las vegas. also down in the gulf coast, houston, you'll see some rain later today. i mentioned san francisco with low clouds. that holds true for los angeles as well. rain in the forecast later today and especially tonight. also, windy, windy across boston, new york, hartford, connecticut, watch out for that wicked wind. christi? >> when i'm flying. hate it. makes me nervous. all righty. y'all take care out there. thank you. i have to tell you, you have never seen the virgin mary like this. i bet you. i bet you that. a clothing store's sexy nativity scene has a lot of people talking.
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♪ well, here is a new controversy. a nativity scene at an l.a. clothing store is raising eyebrows. some people who work across the street say the virgin mary just
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is not wearing enough. and they want the window display changed. now, reactions are mixed. >> i don't care if it's supposed to be trendy. they've taken something and made it trashy. and i think that's what i object to. it looks trashy. >> i think it's perhaps a bit risque. i just don't personally find it offensive. >> no, it doesn't really offend me. >> i think it's art. it's also advertisement. it has to be looked at in context, i believe, and i don't find it offensive. >> those people are talking but the store's owner declined to comment. >> only in l.a. >> you've lived there, haven't you? >> oh, yeah, only in l.a. >> all right. only in l.a., he says. hey, college football players say they are disgusted by being abandoned by their coach before their big bowl game. here's my prediction. i think it's just going to motivate them that much further. >> and that's what a lot of people are hoping for. you're absolutely right. christi. now, cincinnati coach brian kelly, to his credit, did turn the cinderella bearcats into one of the great stories of college football. they went from relative
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obscurity to a national championship contender. he was hired by notre dame to take over their program, but now he's not going to coach the bearcats in their first sugar bowl appearance on january 1st. cincy players, though, are livid. >> i heard everything i needed to know, and that is he accepted the notre dame job so i left. everybody knew what was going on. for it to last so long, i feel he did our team an injustice. >> gillyard was one of the ones who said he was disgusted. in pro football there's a rule you cannot talk to an active coach until the season is over. why doesn't college football implement the same rule? for the kids? the super bowl champion pittsburgh steelers are having one of the biggest collapses in the nfl, losing their fifth straight game to their bitter rival, the lowly cleveland browns, 13-6. steelers' quarterback ben roethlisberger was sacked eight times. he was on his back so much the browns are one of the worst teams in football, and the steelers last year were the best.
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the steel curtain looking more like flimsy drapes, i'm sorry. now it's time for our true champion this week. because it's friday, it is manhattan college basketball player kevin low. the 6'10" freshman was born with only one hand, but he's living out his dream playing for a division i team. laue was inspired when he saw new york yankee pitcher jim abbott throw a no-hitter with one arm, just a short subway ride from his school. to see our full story, visit our "morning express" page at cnn.com/robin. >> that is awesome. thank you so much, rafer. it is a no-holds-barred look at the stories that we just could not stop talking about this year. whether it was celebrity scandals, remember balloon boy, or the white house party crashers. robin meade takes a look back at the big stories of 2009 in our special, "with all due respect." >> do men cheat more than women? no, even better yet. are men genetically more inclined to cheat?
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so they can't help it. it's just the way i'm made, honey. i mean, stuff like this, this is what we're going to talk about on "with all due respect." it's a special that i'm going to be hosting with charles barkley and kyle petty and dennis eckersley. and i want you to also star in this. so why don't you tell me your opinions on that. give me an i-report. i'll play it right there for all the world to see. so go to cnn.com/robin. give me your opinions. >> you can catch that show right here on "hln" sunday, december 20th. we hope you'll be here with us. joe jackson finds out next month if he'll get a $20,000 allowance from michael jackson's estate. a judge delayed his request because all the lawyers involved weren't notified. but his petition says the 81-year-old's monthly expenses are about $15,000. and he's been dependent on michael jackson for years. the singer's mother and three children share an $86,000 monthly allowance. a man lost a very precious treasure, and it took a hungry
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dog to sniff it out. how one pet's expensive taste paid off in this case.
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casey anthony is due in court in just a couple of hours now. her attorneys are trying to get the death penalty taken off the table. remember anthony's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. she's pleaded not guilty. watch live coverage of the hearing right here on "hln" at 9:30 this morning eastern. and police in pakistan say five young americans arrested there tried to contact terrorist groups on the internet. the men are accused of plotting a terrorist attack. now, the father of one of those suspects was also taken into custody. pakistani police say the young men wanted to join militant groups and die as martyrs. and a trial date will soon be set for anna nicole smith's two doctors and her lawyer boyfriend, the doctors and howard k. stern are accused of conspiring to illegally give
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smith drugs before she died of an accidental drug overdose in 2007. by the way, they are not charged with causing her death. and there's some of the stories we're watching for today. i'm christi paul in for robin meade. thank you so much for keeping us company this friday morning. and one where a big storm is forming in the west. it is expected to dump at least a foot of snow in the sierras. the region's already been hit with more than three feet of it, though. and people around lake tahoe have been without power since sunday. >> it happens about every ten years. but this is the worst one i've seen in 30 years. >> reporter: in regards to? >> the amount of snow, the ice, the temperature drop. >> we've been playing a lot of games like 31 and solitaire. and one of the things that's fun is that we've been sleeping in the living room. >> i love how he says solitaire, so cute. a happy update to a story we brought you yesterday. dozens who were trapped in the snow in northern arizona have
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all been accounted for now. authorities got 22 calls from worried families and some of the hunters themselves. groups had tried to dig themselves out of the snow, but they weren't able to pass through roads. and there's more nasty weather in store for people on the east coast. bonnie schneider's going to get us up to speed on that system in just a couple minutes. meanwhile, a cia official denies a report that blackwater security guards took part in secret cia missions. former blackwater employees and intelligence officials told "the new york times" the company regularly helped with snatch and grab raids in iraq and afghanistan from 2004 to 2006. now a u.s. official tells the associated press blackwater provided security but did not perform cia missions. 14 connecticut firefighters got promoted after a five-year legal battle. the white firefighters sued city officials in new haven because they threw out the results of a promotional test. city officials said not enough minorities did well on that test. now, the case went all the way to the supreme court.
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and it ruled the white firefighters' civil rights were violated. >> through persistence and hard work, it proves in america that individuals can make a difference. and it was because 20 individuals stood up together. >> an attorney for some african-american firefighters, though, is challenging the exam's validity. the case was brought up at confirmation hearings for supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. she ruled against the white firefighters when she served on a federal appeals court. new for you this morning, drugs women use to build strong bones may help prevent breast cancer. a study found that women using medicines like fosamax were less likely to develop breast cancer than women not taking them. researchers say the study isn't enough to prove that the drugs prevent cancer and more definitive studies are need. the man accused of secretly making nude videos of espn reporter erin andrews is expected to plead guilty. rafer, what's going to happen
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today? >> well, nothing will happen today, christi, but it will happen next week. but what's happening today right now for erin andrews, this woman has been the victim of a nightmare scenario. and that nightmare could be coming to an end when a stalker recorded her in her hotel room. michael david barret will plead guilty to a federal stalking charge. a california attorney says he'll enter that plea on tuesday. andrews is a sideline reporter for espn. she told oprah winfrey she felt violated by the videos when she became aware of them, understandably so. >> well, sure. who wouldn't? rafer, thanks for the update. a woman who's nine months pregnant helped save a police officer. angela gutierrez was driving with her husband and child when she saw teenagers attacking this officer. look at this video. at one point the teens reportedly tried to grab the officer's gun. and the pregnant woman kept pushing them away. >> something felt like i had to
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go help him. and i told the guy to leave him alone, you know, just leave him alone. he's doing his job. that's it. >> bless her heart. police arrested three teens a few days later, and that officer is recovering at home. it's friday. i know you might be looking forward to the weekend, but you might be snowed in. bonnie schneider in for bob van villain today. >> snowed in and cold, too. first, i want to let you know this weather update is brought to you by green giant. let's take a look at some of the cold cities that we're tracking here across much of the country today. it's been so frigid out there. we have lake-effect snow warnings. that means it's definitely happening. and we're seeing that across some of the great lakes. extreme weather certainly for this region. not only snowy but bitterly cold. i want to show you a live picture this morning. cleveland, ohio, good morning. you are waking up to 17 degrees this morning outside right now. but wait till you hear this. the windchill factor is making
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it feel like it is one degree outside. so bundle up. wear the layers and cover all the extremities. it's going to be a tough one out there. not too far away in upstate new york, we're tracking very heavy snow. this is lake-effect snow on the ground already, well over two feet of snow in some locations. and then more is expected in the forecast because the lake-effect snow machine is working its way across the region with cold air over the warmer waters of the great lakes. then it dumps the snow fast and furious over the land because the land temperature is so cold. grand rapids, we're expecting snow today, 16 degrees. and then back out west where the windchill factor is even colder, well into the negative numbers. we're expecting the windchill factor to plummet later on today and tonight. but the temperature dropping slightly in south florida. and that's kind of good news. a lot of people on my facebook page were complaining they had to turn on the air conditioner. sorry, but i don't feel so bad. record high temperatures in south florida yesterday. it's going to be much cooler today. 73 right now in miami. i'll tell you, yesterday, christi, it climbed up to 89.
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that's the warmest december day ever. and as you can see, 80s across much of this region. >> you know, that's funny. somebody on my facebook page, scott from madison, wisconsin, said i'm done with the snow. i've had it. it's over. get me out of here. thank you. >> sure. you've been hearing all the drama, i know, surrounding tiger woods. well, the panel on "hln's" joy behar talked about his tough week and compared him to all people, santa claus. >> could this week have gone any worse for tiger woods? >> oh, my god, man. right now tiger woods, he could take one good swing and make everything go away. like uh! it's gone. >> i think that's what his wife tried -- the wife tried to do that. >> the only thing that could have been worse is if we found out the eight kids of kate are actually his. >> we're in the christmas season. the difference between tiger woods and santa, tiger stops at three hos. it's been terrible for tiger,
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and every day there's new information. >> now, celebrity marlo thomas chimes in. she has good things to say. catch thomas at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on "hln." one study says casual sex isn't so bad. hear what researchers found out about friends with benefits and mental health. also, you may be one of the many people looking for a job right now. we're going to tell you what the next hot jobs are expected to be.
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a texas prison guard has been fired over that escape by a convicted sex offender who pretended to need a wheelchair. joseph cuomo pulled a gun on the guards and escaped while being transferred to another prison. well, in this surveillance video obtained by khou, here it is, you can see him turn out a light in his cell before he gets up and moves around. the guard who was fired was supposed to search him before he was transferred. now, the state is investigating who smuggled a gun into him and whether any guards actually helped with his escape. casual sex may not be emotionally damaging. a new study finds having friends with benefits doesn't really mess with your head. about 20% of young people surveyed said their most recent partner was casual. mouf however, the researchers say the findings don't minimize the possible physical threats associated with casual sex. researchers at the university of minnesota, by the way, did that study. so if we head into the
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holidays, if you're looking for gift cards and giveaways even on the internet, you might end up being steered to websites that you didn't expect. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. so we search and what are we going to find? >> yeah. i think the key is you might see these internet ads that say "free stuff." we'll give you a free gift card to a store or something. all you have to do is basically sign your name. you've got to send a form letter to congress about health care that agrees with whatever group is making the offer. and by the way, both sides are playing this game, groups that like or hate the health care reform bill. but, you know, it seems kind of funny. like does it pass your smell test somebody might do that just because they want help getting christmas presents or something like that. so watch out. if you do read these, you know, if you're not necessarily in agreement, usually if you read the fine print, you can probably get that offer without sending any letter. you can get the freebie. coke will soon be back on the shelves at costco. you might remember we told you how costco had stopped selling coke. i think they couldn't get the
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kinds of low prices that they want. there was a dispute. but the two companies have resolved it. and if you're job hunting, this isn't going to be something that will help you in the next few weeks, but what about the next decade? a new government survey is talking about the kinds of jobs that will be growing in the next ten years. where if you can do this job, you're going to be fine. one is computer finance. also home health care experts. and biomedical engineers. and believe it or not, finance experts, too. apparently, christi, knock wood on this one, more of the big firms are going to need people to check their math. financial examiners and compliance officers. >> that doesn't sound good. >> i don't know. i wish somebody had been checking their math. >> exactly. that's what i mean. jen, thank you. by the way, a guy who told his buddies that he was sure the redskins would beat the saints, so sure, he bet his tv screen, well, he bet his big tv screen, i should say, on it. oh, did he lose in a big way.
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we're going to show you this video. also, you cannot look at the rubble of one man's home and believe that he was sitting inside when this happened and he survived.
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a georgia man was thrown from his home during a powerful storm, and he lived to talk about it. but look at what's left. of his mobile home here. he said he heard a roaring sound, grabbed his dog and hit the living room floor. and the next thing he remembered was waking up in his yard. >> i thought i was dead because i couldn't hear nothing. everything was just, like, there was no birds, no wind, no nothing. i thought i was dead. everything was just, like, still. >> luckily he suffered only minor injuries, too. wow! golf's biggest legend, not
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talking about tiger, says that he doesn't want to know anything about tiger woods' problems. this is something that the golf probably has probably waiting to hear from to gauge. is he going to say anything? is he not? >> so far the only person in the golf world we've heard from is the guy who introduced tiger to elin. >> that's right. >> other than that not much. the only man with more major championships than tiger is jack nicklaus. well, nicklaus says tiger woods and his scandal is, quote, none of my business. nicklaus has embraced woods as almost a father-type figure. and woods has always looked up to nicklaus. he also said that we are a forgiving country, and time heals all wounds. also, we're learning cnn is reporting that a british court just granted woods an injunction prohibiting the publication of any nude pictures of him. we don't know what this means because nobody's admitted or the golfer hasn't admitted that any such pictures actually exist. last night's college football awards were handed out, and this guy, boston college
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linebacker mark herzlich went from being a top nfl prospect to fighting for his life in a battle with cancer. he's now cancer free and rejoining his team with new focus and dedication. he won the award for the most inspirational player. and stanford's toby gerhard w gerhart is practically a genius. he chose to play at stanford over an offer from harvard. he is an engineering major and scheduled to get his degree in march three months early. >> wow! >> yes, he's a very busy guy. and a louisiana man is regretting a bet he made when he told his friends if new orleans saints beat the redskins, they could come and shoot his 60-inch high-def tv. the saints won so about a dozen fans showed up with guns and a case of beer. and that tv -- >> look at that! >> -- was toast! >> those are not his friends. friends would not keep him to
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his word. >> you know what? he made the bet. what are you going to do? you bet his tv, you can shoot it. this video is posted on youtube. there's been around 150,000 hits for it already. >> look at this guy. this guy is nuts. >> this guy is insane. >> nuts. >> like the hood on his head is really going to protect him that much. he needs a helmet. >> that's sports. >> heavens. thank you, rafer. in this tough economy, we could all use our own money coach, couldn't we? "hln" money expert clark howard is here to do just that. take a listen to judy's story and see what advice clark has for her. >> my name is judy smith, and i'm from warren, michigan, macomb county, and i need a money coach. i've been unemployed for over a year now. i have three credit cards. i pay on them monthly, over the minimum payment that they ask and i always pay on time. my biggest concern is that these cards came with an annual fee. if i keep them open, will i
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still have to pay these annual fees, $59, $69 $59, $69 and $79 yearly. i would like to have a great fico score and not use it. i want to build up my available credit so some day i can buy a home. what will happen to my fico score if i pay them off and shut them down and forget about them. >> wow, judy, you really piled on me here because you're doing a great thing by paying off those cards and then they have those stinking, rotten annual fees. even with the annual fees you need to keep two of those three open to preserve your credit standing. that's right. it's worth it for you to rent those cards, not use it just to preserve your credit score. now, most of us have cards that don't have annual fees, but most people when they finish paying off a card feel like the graduation gift is to close the
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account. big mistake because you will chew up your credit score by huge amounts. pay off the account and then use it twice a year and pay that bill off in full when it comes twice a year and you're going to smile at what you do for your credit score. >> clark howard can be your money coach, too. he'll teach you how to think more, spend less and avoid being ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturday and sunday right here on hln. 500,000 facebookers are trying to rage against simon cowell. they're trying to stop accident the x factor" from hitting number one over the holidays. instead they're asking people to download the rage against the song, "killing in the name." cowel calls the campaign stupid. hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake. it's a full house in one hospital nursery. 18 babies between just eight families. we'll break down the math for
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com hello! don't be afraid to wake up this morning, it's friday. i'm crist i paul in today for robin meade. it is so good to have you here with us today. let's get you informed first and foremost as you're headed out the door. casey anthony is going to be back in court as her defense will try to get her case thrown out. also ash head, there may be new risk for survivors of breast cancer. some scientists are making a link between drinking alcohol and recurrence of that disease. >> this obviously not one of santa's reindeers, but it's a deer a family keeps as a pet. okay. casey anthony's attorneys hope to get the death penalty taken
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off the table today. she's due in court in about 0 minutes. remember, anthony's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter kalee. she's pleaded not guilty. kayly's remains were found near her home one year ago today. she had disappeared months earlier. jean casares is near the courthouse in orlando. i know the big issue seems to be the death penalty. is it possible the judge will rule on that today? >> reporter: the defense sure hopes so. this is the motion to preclude the death penalty. what the defense is saying is that the facts just aren't here for a death penalty case. you don't have a cause of death, you didn't even have an actual body that was found. it was remain, and it was bones that were found and you don't have the fact to show that it was premeditated, atrocious or cruel or that there was aggravated child abuse so they're asking the judge to disallow the state by bringing this as a death case. >> we're seeing her today, but
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we'll see her next month, too or later next month? >> big day next month. it's the fraud trial. there are two cases going on at the very same time here, they're both criminal cases and both in the courthouse right behind me in orlando. this is the check fraud case. prosecution are saying that casey anthony wrote out four different checks to target, wynn dicksy and even a bank to bank of america from her good friend's checkbook and those are felonies. >> well, the other thing that i know is being brought up today by jose baez, he's seeking a protective order because he says he wants privacy with his client. he hasn't had that up to this point? >> reporter: we need to listen to this motion really carefully because what jose baez is saying is that when he is at the jail talking with casey anthony that the cameras are on, people are watching, maybe they're reading lips and he doesn't have that privacy. so we really need to see. there is a motion in opposition to this by the jail, the county, they're saying these are security cameras. we have to have security cameras
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in the jail and they don't record audio. nobody is listening to anything, but we need to listen, is he taken to a specific room? could he go to another room? we'll see how it washes out in court. >> jean casares thank you so much for bringing us up-to-date. we appreciate it as always. >> thank you. >> we will bring you live coverage of casey anthony's court appearance on hln. it starts in about 90 minutes. meanwhile, the other story we're watching is the deadly storm that's left much of the country freezing cold and bitterly windy. blizzard conditions hammered parts of the midwest through the northeast where even more snow is expected today. at least 17 people have died and today strong winds will make you feel like 20 below for all of you in the plains and the midwest. some of you are trying to make the best of it. >> it's not my favorite time of year, but i don't mind it, you just have to dress for it. >> i'm seeing a lot worse. we'll get through it. >> i think you need it. you need it for the kids,
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absolutely and then it can go away. >> we understand another big storm is in the works, too. bonnie schneider is in for bob van dillon and she'll tell you what to expect in a couple of minutes. >> we are learning five americans arrested in pakistan have been trying to contact militant groups on youtube and other website. this is from police in pakistan who also arrested the father of one of those suspects. u.s. intelligence officials have been increasingly worried about homegrown terrorists who might be recruited by radical groups. one expert says the biggest mistake is to underestimate the terrorists as unsophisticated. >> they communicate regularly through the web. they even adopt american names and sometimes even enter through chat room, one of them playing a male and one playing a female and you think that they're just connecting whereas, in reality, they're passing information to each other. >> in norway, meanwhile, to
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accept the nobel peace prize president obama said, quote, we have to be constantly mindful that some of these twisted ideologies are available over the internet and can affect our young people. about one in six americans has had the swine flu, that's a new estimate from the cdc that says 50 million people got sick from the h1n1 virus and about 10,000 died from it between april and mid-november. most of those deaths were people between 18 and 64. the cdc's director says a majority of americans have not had swine flu, so it is still important to get vaccinated. the man accused of secretly making nude videos of espn reporter erin andrews is expected to plead guilty. what do we know? >> we know miss andrews is probably breathing a sigh of relief. she has been the victim of an absolute nightmare scenario when she was v videotaped nude by a stalker through a peephole in her hotel room. well, the nightmare may be ending. according to court documents
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this guy, 48-year-old michael david bear set going to plead guilty to a federal stalking charge. california's u.s. attorney says barrett's going to plea on tuesday. andrews, as you know, is a side line reporter on espn. she told oprah winfrey she felt violated by the videos when she was made aware of them. no excuse for those videos. >> a shootout in times square left the suspect dead. no holiday shoppers and tourists were hurt, thankfully. the shootout started after two cops confronted two men they say were using aggressive tactics to sell cds. soon after one of the suspects fled, pulled a gun and started shooting. an officer returned fire and the 25-year-old was killed. >> after the police were there, clearly they had either taken off him or found by him a pretty significant weapon that he pulled off to the side. >> what did the gun look like? >> someone else said it was something like a mac-10, a small
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gun with a huge clip underneath. it did not look like anything you want to get on the other side of. >> police say the suspect's gun was a mac-10 pistol and it jammed during the shooting. good thing it jammed because who knows what could have happened. all righty. i know it is a bitterly cold day for a lot of you out there. let's go to bonnie schneider and find out how it's going to shape up. is it going to get any warmer for these people? >> not in the immediate future. we are looking at very cold temperatures, crist i and lake-effect snow and blizzard warnings in effect for parts of michigan and upstate new york. blinding snow, we can see one to two feet of snow. rochester, new york, got pounded off lake ontario, check out these white conditions and we have pictures what to show you what it looked like out there and that's heavy snow certainly across rochester, new york. we're looking at that and the whiteout situation. the wind, boy this brings back memories. i didn't live through rochester and i've lived through the
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storms and it's very challenging. i give everyone the best of luck that has the lake-effect snow today. we have heavy snowfall totals and measuring it by the foot in some places and we're expecting parts of ohio and the reason we're getting so much snow is the lake-effect snow machine and that's what we call it, the cold wind from the northwest coming over the warmer waters of the lakes taps into the warm moisture off the lakes, grabs a hold of it and then the air rushes on to land and once it's over the colder land temperature because the land is colder than the water it can't hold the moisture anymore so it dumps it in the form of heavy snow, possibly two to three inches of snow an hour. combine that with the wind and you have a white out situation, crist i. it is not just cold and windy in the great lakes. wash wish, d.c., we'll have a live picture of the capital. 25 degrees there and gusts up to 22 miles per hour and look at the steam coming up and the
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windchill factor is 15 degrees and good morning, washington. you're facing chilly temperatures. >> it just looks chilly. i'm from ohio and i know about the snow, it's beautiful, but it's hard to get around. bonnie, thank you. do you want a great-paying job? well, find out where you will see some of the biggest paychecks. we'll clue you in. plus, if you're a cancer survivor, drinking alcohol may be the last thing you want to do.
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a grand jury says two missouri cops were justified in the shooting death of a suspect. kansas city police received this dash cam video. take a look here of the september shooting. there's the suspect that starts shooting at a cop car. the officers order him to drop the car. you see the cop that went down there.
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he appears to be hit and he pops back up and again, starts shooting. women who have had breast cancer may put themselves at risk when they drink alcohol. a new study finds those women have a 30% of breast cancer recurrence and that's with moderate alcohol consumption of three to four drinks a week. post-menopausal and overweight women may have the greatest risk. this study, by the way, was done by kaiser permanente. while so many of you are struggling to make ends meet, government employee salaries, they may leave your eyes popping. let's put it that way. our money expert jennifer westhoven has been crunching some numbers. you look a little perplexed, too. >> maybe now you know they don't want to limit wall street salaries. they want huge ones for themselves. i thought if you go to work for the government and you are doing something noble and you may not get rich. not necessarily anymore. federal salaries have exploded and i'm especially talking about way up at the top.
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when the recession started there was one person at transportation making more than $170,000 a year, look at the latest count. almost 1700 people making more than $170,000 a year? a high-paid defense department workers have also been raking it in, just really differently compared to just two years ago. "usa today" cites federal data for the statist beings and says many of the pay caps were repealed. the queen of personal finance, kind of my personal finance heroine, suzy orman and here's what she had for you for the holidays. >> the greatest gift we can all give each other this holiday season is the gift of honesty. if you have the money out there, if you don't have credit card debt and you have an eight-month emergency fund, go out there and buy anything you want, spend your money, but if you have credit card debt. if you're not saving and you don't have an emergency fund can you just not spend what you don't have?
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>> i just think, christi, that is a great point. it can be embarrassing to say to someone in your family, i can't afford to give gifts this year, it takes a lot of courage to say that, but you might be surprised if you end up closer if you share with them. >> not only that, people are understanding about because, look, a lot of people are in the same boat so it can bring you closer because you're actually both dealing with the same kind of thing. so, yeah, it takes courage, but good advice. thank you so much, jen. it is a no-holds barred look at the stories that we could not stop talking about, whether it was celebrity scandals, balloon boy. i know you remember the white house crashers. robin meade takes a look back at the big stories of 2009 in our special "with all due respect." >> so coming up i'm going to be hosting this show, a special call "with all due respect" and we're talking about celebrities and how could we not start with tiger woods. so let's start you. i want to show you off in the show. i want to show off my viewers
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because you gars the best. should tiger sponsors drop him? if you could sit down with them? what questions would you have? oh, honey, you're going to be good. you have to go to cnn.com/robin, and we'll have information about how to get your little i report. give me that camera, really fast. you know these little things like the flip camera or your phone. it will have a video on it and you can send us that and i'm going to make you a star. yeah! >> you can catch the show on hln on sunday. we hope you'll be here. i'm betting you've never seen the virgin mary quite like this. a clothing store's sexy nativity scene is creating quite a buzz.
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well, a nativity scene at an l.a. clothing store is raising some eyebrows. some people on work across the street say the virgin mary just is not wearing enough, people, and they want the window display changed. reactions are mixed, though. >> i don't care if it's supposed to be trendy. they've taken something and made it trashy, and i think that's what i object to. it looks trashy. >> i think it's perhaps a bit risque. i just don't personally find it offensive. >> it doesn't offend me. >> think it's art. it's also advertisement so it has to be looked at in context, i believe, and i don't find it offensive at all. >> those people all want to comment, but the store owners declined to. rafer says it's l.a. what's the big deal? >> in l.a. it's kind of a non-story. >> right. right. right. >> some college football players say they're disgusted by being
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abandoned by their coach before the big bowl game and here's my prognostication. those guys will go out and have more incentive to win. >> absolutely right, and let's hope for them that they do, christi paul, but this thing happens all of the time in college football and it should probably stop. to cincinnati coach brian kelly's credit, he did turn around the cinderella bear cats program into one of the great stories of college football. they went from relative obscurity to a national championship contender. kelly was rewarded by being hired by notre dame to take over their program. now he will not coach the bear cats in their first-ever sugar bowl appearance on january 1st and cinci players are livid about it. >> i happened to know the day job and everybody knew what was going on, and for him to last so long i just felt he did our team an injustice. >> here's the thing, in pro football there was a rule that you cannot talk to an active coach until that coach's season is over. why doesn't college football implement the same rule?
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it's very hypocritical not to have it. meanwhile, the super bowl champion steelers, fortunately for them, they're having one of the biggest collapses in the nfl. they lost their fifth straight game to their bitter rival the cleveland browns. roethlisberger was sacked eight times and the browns will add mitt they were one of the worst in football. the steel curtain looking more a little bit like flimsy drarngs but let's focus our true champion this week. it's friday and we do this every friday and today it is manhattan college basketball player kevin lau, the 6'10" freshman born with only one hand is living out his team playing for a division 1 team. he was inspired as a boy when he saw jim abbott throw a no-hitter with one arm and that happened just a short sub ride away from where laua is now goings. go to cnn.com/robin and click on
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the big f. the facebook i cop. >> he was inspired, who knows who he'll be inspiring and who we'll be talking about later because of him. >> well put. >> thanks so much, rafer. i know if you're sitting in the airport right now you're keeping your fingers crossed saying please let me get out of here because it's just nasty out there. what? o'hare had 200 cancellations it was yesterday or two days ago? >> that's right. guess what? this will surprise you. the wind is causing some slowdowns. we have delay right now of new york's laguardia airport, an hour and 40 minutes for arriving flights. i have a feeling this is just the beginning. most of the activity in the eastern half of the country though things are getting started out west. let's show you where we're expecting delays today across the united states. you'll find them in buffalo and cleveland due to lake-effect snow. las vegas, nevada and houston will see rain tonight. san francisco low clouds and rain in l.a. and there it is,
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the wind not just in new york, but boston, too. >> thank you bonnie. we may see fireworks with casey anthony. she's going into the courtroom in about an hour. we'll take you there live. of on
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countries in the world into actually being a force for peace. >> i don't think it's good because he's just been the president and, like, it's all this expectations and talking and all. >> i hope that the prize will help him realize that he has to do a pretty big effort into building peace. >> i believe the nobel peace
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prize should be meant for people who have done substantial change or substantial effort to want something which barack has not yet done. >> thank you to martin for sharing that with us. if you'd like information and how to send in your i reports we would love to see him and go to cnn.com/robin. more than 80 national guardsmen and women got a proper sendoff in vermont as they prepare for deployment overseas. the troops will report for training next month and end up in afghanistan next month and the troops and their families say they are ready. >> i think we're very well trained. i think we know what to expect. i think we've been given a lot of time. >> i'm not going to be there obviously, but we're all mentally prepared for it. >> these troops are part of a larger group from 350 from the vermont national guard being deployed. best of luck to you certainly. the jon and kate battle is not over. there's a new headline. showbiz has the late west brooke
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anderson. >> christi, good morning, we're rolling out the morning edition at 11:00 a.m. eastern. here's what we've got for you. the brand new tiger woods bombshell. one of the women who says she had an affair with tiger now says she's sorry. plus brand new jon and kate drama in court. jon does battle with the network that used to air "jon & kate plus 8" showbiz starts promptly at 11:00s a.m. on hln. back to you. >> thank you, brooke. we know what happened to adolph hitler's remains. soviet kgb agents burned his remains in 1907 and threw them into the river in germany. they told russia's interfax news agency, they feared hitler's burial site might become a place of worship for fascist supporters. the soviet army found hitler's body in germany in 1945. new developments in roman polanski's extradition case. a court in california considering a request that could clear the oscar winner.
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casey anthony's due in court in about an hour now. her attorneys are trying to get the death penalty taken off the table. remember anthony's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter caylee. she's pleaded not guilty, but watch live coverage of the hearing right here at hln starting at 9:30 eastern. defense secretary robert gates met this morning with the iraqi prime minister, he expressed condolences after a wave of bombings killed more than 100 people there. u.s. officials are saying the attacks could be a sign that al qaeda is weakening. gates was in iraq to talk with u.s. troops and remind them their mission is critical. roman polanski's attorneys are pushing to get his under age sex case dismissed without polanski showing up for court. a california appeals panel is considering the request.
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polanski is under house arrest in switzerland. the filmmaker pleaded guilty in 1977 to having unlawful sex with a 13-year-old girl and fled the u.s. before sentencing. police in pakistan said five young americans arrested there tried to contact terrorist groups on the internet. the men are accused of plotting a terrorist attack. the father of one of those suspects was also taken into custody. pakistani police say the young men wanted to join militant groups and die as martyrs. there are some of the headlines we're watching for you today. i'm christi paul. so glad to have your company with us. robin meade is off today. a storm is forming in the west and expected to dump a foot of snow in the sierras, a region that's seen three feet of snow and people in lake tahoe have been without power since sunday. >> it happens about every ten years, but this is the worst one i've seen in 30 years. >> in regards to? >> in the amount of snow, the
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ice and temperature drop. >> we've been playing a lot of game it is like 31 and solitaire and one of the things that's fun that we've been sleeping in the living room. >> oh, this is brand new, too. we're hearing blizzard conditions are so bad, authorities have closed a section of interstate 90 in erie, pennsylvania, into western new york. so bonnie schneider will get us up to speed on that system in the northeast in just a couple of minutes. a cia official said blackwater security guards to took -- the company regular low helped with snatch and grab raids in iraq and afghanistan from 2004 to 2006. a u.s. official tell us the associated press blackwater provided security, but did not perform cia missions. the biggest investment fraud in u.s. history came crashing down one year ago today with the arrest, you guessed it, bernie madoff.
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his ponzi scheme cheated people out of billions of dollars. our money expert jennifer westhoven breaks down what was lost and what's been recovered at least so far. hi, jen. >> hi, thank you, christi. this is the morns that so many people went to bed feeling secure and feeling they'd done well and woke up to find out they'd lost it all and they'd been cheated by bernie madoff's ripoff scheme. more than a thousand people directly hit and most will get very little back. 10 cents for every dollar lost. $21 billion tallied at this point and only $1.5 billion recovered. you know the stories where they're selling off the mansions and the yachts and stuff like that. a very interesting article this morning in "the wall street journal." they really talk to a lot of the people who know bernie in jail now. he's in butner in south carolina serving out the 150-year sentence and maybe you can't believe this, he's recovered something that he lost on the
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outside. respect. a fellow inmate who was quoted in the newspaper this morning says to every con artist, he is the godfather. can you believe that? >> we have to remember who that's coming from. a fellow inmate. >> to them he's a success story. >> wow! that is something. all right, jen, thank you so much. south carolina governor mark sanford wants to reconcile with his wife. remember sanford disappeared this summer and admitted he was having an affair with his argentine mistress. jenny, the wife, told abc news she will not be standing by her husband's side while he deals with the repper cushion of the affair. they rejected an impeachment resolution against the governor and faces an ethics hearing next month. a duck in washington state tried to fly away from a pond. here's the problem. it was stuck on the ice. emergency crews responded to a 911 call about this troubled duck and when it was found it was covered in icicles and its feathers were frozen.
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an animal rescue crew was able to free the duck and it was a domestic, not a wild animal. peer little thing. at least it's better now. ice, that's something a lot of you will see today, huh, bonnie? >> watch out on bridges and overpasses because even when the snow stops we'll see the snow-covered roads freeze over and with the wind whipping around those bridges it will be tough to travel. we're currently outside right now and it's 14 degrees in toronto, canada. we have 18 in erie, pennsylvania, that snow is causing traffic problems and 6, that's it in milwaukee, wisconsin and you factor in the windchill it's each cold out there. temperaturesing for thor off to the west and minneapolis at negative 2. that's the temperature outside right now. the windchill is negative 12. so this is a good day to be in those indoor areas if you can be because it will be brutally cold out there. low clouds coming in from the gulf of mexico, working their way into miami. so we're getting some heavy rain there as well, and i mentioned
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miami because the current temperature right now, 73 degrees and still very warm, but incredibly warm, when you're talking about december weather. yesterday miami shattered a record high temperature. it got up to 89 degrees and just to let you know, that record went back to the 1800s and that's how long it's been since it was this warm in miami. there were record highs nearby in west palm beach, fort lauderdale and vero beach and key west, normal it 10 degrees cooler, but it will take a while. yesterday was the warmest ever in december for miami, florida. enough of the warm, that's just a small piece of the pie. the rest of the country is bitterly cold with the cold air coming in from the northwest creating the lake-effect snow machine. we're looking at heavy amounts of snow for western michigan. areas just north of erie, pennsylvania and right here in upstate new york, maybe not necessarily buffalo itself, but nearby. possible ney this region here some of the counties just to the south will see one to two feet of snow on the ground. erie, pennsylvania already saw some heavy snow.
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so did these cities here in upstate new york and some may be small and you may never have heard of them, but i can tell you this, they're seeing at snow by the foot. very heavy snow there, christi and that will continue for today. that lake-effect snow machine is incredible because the wind is so intense, too. >> right. right. the one good thing is the people there know how to handle it because they're used to it and they've got it covered. thank you, bonnie. boy, times are tough. it's been a tough here year, hasn't it? if you're looking for work, there's a new report on where the next hot jobs are expected to be and we'll share that for you. >> a restaurant plans to sprinkle marijuana on your mousse. a look inside the gadget gourmet.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ okay. you recognize the voice? that's how you kick off hanukkah, singer neil diamond covering adam sandler's hanukkah song, it's on his new album "a cherry, cherry christmas." it starts tonight and last throughs sunset, november 19th. on evil mad scientist.com it's star trek. a couple actually made it out of pez dispensers. some people have too much time on their hand, but that was great. a new restaurant has marijuana on the menu. ganja gourmet in denver serves
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brownies, pizza, even chocolate mousse and it's all laced with marijuana. the restaurant claims to be the first of its kind since voters legalized medical marijuana in colorado. so the owner says he's hoping to fill a niche. >> there were very few places that had a place to chill and meet people and none of them had an emphasis on food. >> chill. not anybody can order up a $10 brownie. customers have to first show their medical marijuana cards. i knew that wasn't going out to everybody. if you're looking for gift cards and giveaways on the internet, you might end up being steered to websites you didn't expect. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. you've checked some of these out already. so what do we need to be on the lookout for. basically, you want to get a freebie. so what they're saying you should do is get the freebie is send your opinion to congress, it's not just your opinion, it's their form letter of your opinion. they just want mass numbers to
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be sending. there's something that doesn't smell right because you might take a side that you don't necessarily believe in because you want presence. you can see a lot of people in that uncomfortable position. this is happening on both sides of the issue, groups that either love or hate government health care reform and their efforts to try and blanket washington, d.c. with postcards or e-mails, but watch out for this and something you should know is if you really do want the freebie. probably if you read the fine print you can get it without sending in an opinion that may not necessarily be your own. it may just be manufactured by some group. just in the past few minutes retail sales up 1.3% in november. part of that was because of a little hike in gas prices although they're mostly in control. if you took gas out of picture sales were still up almost a percent. job hunters, it may not help you in getting a job right away, but long-term, over the next decade, the government predicts if you're skilled in these, if
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you major in this, you could have a job. biomedical engineers, computer analysts and home health aides. also they think finance firms will do well because they need more people to check the numbers like compliance officers. a routine mission in iraq changed one woman's life forever. instead of fighting enemies on the front lines, tammy duckworth fights red tape in washington. robin meade has more on this week's breakthrough women. >> major tammy duckworth lost both of her legs when a rocket propelled grenade hit her helicopter in iraq five years ago. >> we just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> the actions of her co-pilot dan millberg inspired her. dan carried me out of there even when he thought i was death and i'm not going to dishonor his efforts and heroism by throwing away the chance he gave me, a second chance in life. >> duckworth spoke up for veterans. it wasn't anything i did consciously. i was the officer, that was my job to take care of my men.
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>> her voice was heard. she's taken her mission to washington as assistant secretary of veterans affair. >> never accept defeat and will never leave a fallen comrade behind. >> we are not at the next for t forgotten generation of veterans. >> you don't have to have a uniform to serve your country. >> sometimes it's as simple to mow someone's lawn who is deployed. we with can come up something in our own communities.
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a study at the university of minnesota shows -- shows that hooking up for casual sex isn't harmful to people's self esteem or their emotional well-being. isn't, yeah. yeah. the study was funded by a group called guys. >> i love that. raf, you look -- >> i find that hard to believe, i do. because if she doesn't call me i
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cry. >> oh, heavens! it's a good thing i'm wearing boots because we're knee-deep in it. you heard right. friends with benefits does not mess with your head. it finds 20% of young people surveyed said their most recent partner was casual. however, the research says the findings do not minimize the possible physical threats associated with casual sex. >> kids today it's a different world. >> and you're raising a kid today. >> that's right, i am. >> a little frightening, isn't it? >> yes, it is. >> i know. golf's biggest legend -- the music. >> i know. >> this is a serious news story here. >> okay. okay. golf's biggest legend says he doesn't want to know anything about tiger woods' problem. no afternoon delight. >> the reason we're interested in this is because the golf world has been largely silent about this and this is a guy who ranks supreme in the golf world. tiger woods may be number one and jack nicholas is the only one, and he says what goes on
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with tiger woods is none of moi business. he embraced him as a father-type figure and woods looks up to him. nicklaus adds we're a forgiving world. >> aye a court approved an injunction prohibiting nude pictures not that the golfer is admitting any such pukt urs exist. >> most of college football's awards were handed out and this guy, boston college linebacker mark herslick went from being a top nfl prospect went to fighting for his life against cancer, but this man is cancer-free. he's rejoining the team with a new focus and dedication and he won the award for most inspirational player. he's an impressive young man. look forward to seeing his comeback. >> stanford's toby ger hart won the award given the -- he chose
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to play at stanford over an offer from harvard. he's got a 3.25 gpa and is an engineering major and will get his degree in march three months early. it's hard enough to get a degree in engineering, to do it playing football and to do it early? amazing. a louisiana man is regretting a bet he made. he told his fans if the saints beat the redskins sunday they can shoot his 60-inch high-def tv. after the saints won, well, about a dozen saints fans showed up with guns and a case of beer and -- look at that! >> you can see what happened here. >> they are saints fans, they are not his friends. >> they're facebook friends, that's a whole new meeting with friends. >> get this, this video has generated over 320,000 hits on youtube. i'm not surprised. >> that guy just looks crazy. >> thank you so much.
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>> let's talk about clark howard because before you spend extra bucks on warranties you want to check to see if you even you hae one first. you might be surprised to see one is already in your wallet. clark howard clues us in. >> if you go out shopping over this holiday season for any electronics, do you know before you even hit the register in most cases, what's the salesperson going to start working on? trying to get you to buy an overpriced, ridiculous extended service contract or extended warranty. why do i call them overpriced and ridiculous? because if you look at the failure rate for a typical electronics item, versus what you pay for an extended warranty, you're throwing your money away. consumer reports just updated the data on how often electronics break, it's almost not never, maybe not for you, maybe you have bad luck. now, here's a way for you to protect yourself, though, and do
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it for free. do you know many credit cards extend the manufacture's warranty as much as one additional year for using that card for purchase. that's peace of mind, but for nothing. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to protect your wallet, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark, of course, will teach you to spend more, save less and avoid getting ripped off. 2-year-old caylee anthony's remains were found a year ago today and in about 40 minutes, her mother will argue why she should not get the death penalty, if she's convicted of killing her daughter. we'll bring that to you live as it happens. stay close. 
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good morning to you on this friday, come on, it's friday. won't you join us as we get going with the day here. try to get yours off to a good start. try to get you informed. let's get started here. we're talking about casey anthony. she's expected the only suspect in her 2-year-old daughter's death. in 30 minutes she will convince a judge to spare her life if she gets convicted. >> look at this. whiteout in upstate new york. when the harsh weather will ease up. some people are offended by a store's decision to give the virgin mary a sexy makeover. do you think this is art? well, in just 30 minutes
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casey anthony is due in court. her attorneys hope to get the death penalty taken off the table today. anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. caylee's remains were found in the woods near her home one year ago today. she disappeared six months earlier. we'll have a live report for you, in fact, from the courthouse in orlando and in 15 minutes. "in session" correspondent jean casarez will join and live coverage it starts at 9:30 this morning eastern. we're learning five americans arrested in pakistan of suspected terrorists are trying to contact militant groups on youtube and other websites. this is from police in pakistan who also arrested the father of one of those suspects. u.s. intelligence officials have been increasingly wordied about homegrown terrorists who might be recruited by radical groups. the biggest mistake is to underestimate the terrorists as unsophisticated.
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>> they communicate regularly through the web. they even adopt american names and sometimes even enter through chat rooms. one of them playing a male and one playing a female and you think that they're just connecting where in reality, they're passing information to each other. >> in norway to accept the nobel peace prize president obama says "we have to be constantly mindful that some of these twisted ideologies are available over the internet and can affect our young people." defense secretary robert gates met this morning with the iraqi prime minister over a wave of bombings that have killed more than 100 people there. the attacks could be a sign that al qaeda was weakening. gates was in iraq to talk to u.s. troops and to remind them their mission is critical. >> the man accused of making nude videos of erin andrews is expected to plead guilty.
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rafer weigel, now, this doesn't happen today. >> this does not happen today, but, today, authorities are saying they got the guy who did it. the stalker who videotaped andrews in the nude through a peep hole in her hotel room. according to court documents and will plead guilty to a federal stalking charge and that will happen this tuesday. now, andrews, as you know, is a sideline reporter for espn and a victim of violation of privacy and she told oprah winfrey she felt violated by these videos when she became aware of them. >> rafer, thank you. about one in six americans has had the swine flu, that's a new estimate from the cdc that says 50 million people got sick from the h1n1 virus and about 10,000 died from it between april and mid-november. most of those people were between 18 and 64 years old. the cdc says you should get
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vaccinated because most people, obviously, have not had it. those vaccinations still very important. a cia official denies a report that blackwater security guards took part in secret cia missions. former blackwater employees and intelligence officials told "the new york times" the company regularly helped with snatch and grab raids in afghanistan from 2004 to 2006. a u.s. official tells the associated press blackwater provided security but did not perform cia missions. boy, a deadly storm has left so much of the country freezing cold and bitterly windy. blizzard conditions hammered parts of the midwest through the northeast where even more snow is expected today. at least 17 people have died. now, today, strong winds will make it feel like 20 below for some of you in the plains and midwest. at least some of you are trying to make the best of it. >> it's not my favorite time of year, but i don't mind it. you just have to dress for it.
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>> i've seen it a lot worse, we'll get through it. >> i think you need it. you need that for the kids, absolutely. but then it can go away. and we understand another big storm is in the works, bonnie schneider is in for bob van dillen. even in the northeast, i think we just heard, what, interstate 90 is shut down. >> erie, pennsylvania, seeing a tough time of it with lake-effect snow. current degree 18 degrees. that cold air will whip across the warm waters of the great lakes firing up heavy amounts of snow. we'll measure it foot by foot as we go through the day today. some images from the midwest after a snow storm hit this area. iowa, nebraska, just to name a few states and that's where we're seeing some incredible whiteout conditions. different storm system there, but sure did make for treacherous, treacherous travel. folks there know how to handle
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snow in iowa. some place we don't get cold weather, how about memphis, tennessee. outside it's 28 degrees and it's been cold there and that's the midsouth and how about the southeast down in florida. well, i'll tell you something, it doesn't get this hot, 90 degrees in miami and now the low clouds are coming in and overcast conditions and wet weather and i believe we have some live pictures of miami we can show you some of the clouds rolling in and doesn't look sunny, but the rain will come. today's high about 82, 83 degrees on the high side but yesterday, wow, it reached 89 degrees. almost 90 degrees in december. that's the warmest day in december in miami ever on record and not just miami but vero beach. folks in minnesota and maybe erie, pennsylvania, are wondering where is my heat? it will come this summer. >> you have to wait for it. thank you so much, bonnie.
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casey anthony's lawyers want to block the death penalty. we're tracking this morning's upcoming hearings of the mom accused of killing her daughter. in a few minutes we'll take you live to the courthouse. plus -- >> now, i can see that the lights are on. a blind woman is getting her vision back thanks to a bionic eye. how it's removing decades of darkness for her.
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so many of you are struggling to make ends meet. government employees, that's a different story. their salaries are booming. our money expert jennifer westhoven has been checking this out for us. >> no wonder they don't want salary caps for wall street, they don't want salary caps for themselves. i'm not talking about the government working, necessarily, the people at the top. kind of the long held tradition has been if you work for uncle sam and you work for the
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government, it's noble and you're performing a service and you won't get rich because you're working on the taxpayer dollar. not necessarily any more. federal salaries have exploded, especially at the top rung. this is the transportation department. couple years ago only one person made more than $170,000 a year and that's almost up to 1,700 and there are thousands of people at the defense department who are making numbers like that, like where we're talking about almost in the rich category by the federal government standards. "usa today" cites federal data and say many of the old pay structures were repealed. the queen of personal finance suze orman was on larry king last night and she was talking aa little bit about so many people who are struggling with what to do with the holidays here. >> the greatest gift we can all give ourselves this holiday season is the gift of honesty, if you have the money out there, you don't have credit card debt and you have an eight-month
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emergency fund, go out there and buy anything you want, spend your money. but if you have credit card debt and not saving and if you don't have an emergency fund, can you just not spend what you don't have? >> i just think, really, if you have credit card debt, you know, maybe there is a lot of shopping days left, maybe you want to take it easy. be willing to be honest with people and say, you know, i really can't afford an expensive gift i'm making my financial security important to me in the coming year and i think it can be really hard and some people think that's hard on their pride but you end up closer with people that you talk to about that. >> bake them some cookies, fill up their tumies and they'll be happy. >> all those digital photos. there is all kind of things you can do these days. some are calling it a bionic eye. in this week's "fit nation" dr. sanjay gupta reports on this new device that is helping people get their sight back.
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>> i'm sorry. >> barbara campbell's vision began to dim when she was just 13. the first hint, it came at school. >> teacher called my parents in and said she's just not seeing stuff on the page. >> years later, it got much worse. >> like an open manhole which i was about to go into, that was very scary. it was a huge wake-up call. >> one day campbell's vision was gone. >> everything looks like a gray foggy haze. cells on her retina that detect light deteriorated until five months ago when she started seeing glances of light using an artificial eye. >> this stimulates the retina electronically. >> implant a tiny computer chip directly into the eye. here's where campbell's story starts to sound like science fiction. you have an especially outfitted
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pair of sunglasses here. that letter "e" is registered by the camera, that's the first step. sends a signal wirelessly to the back of campbell's retina, again, transmitting the information of that letter "e." that subsequently goes from the back of campbell's eye all the way to the back of the brain, the part of the brain that is responsible for sight. you have a camera, microchip and all of campbell's brain allowing her to see, once again. >> now, i can see that the lights are on. >> for patients that have really had no vision for just years and years these are really major milestones for them. >> we can take someone that is totally blind and turn them into someone with very, very poor vision. that is really the first time in history that we have been able to do that. >> doctors caution that retraining campbell's eye and brain to see could take years. her vision is in black and
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white. it's never going to be perfect. still, campbell has dreams. >> i'm not sure what is going to happen in seeing colors. that is my number one thing. if i could see colors again, my plan was to go to the grand canyon. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting. casey anthony is still the only suspect in her 2-year-old daughter's death and in 15 minutes she'll try to convince a judge to spare her life if she gets convicted. we'll bring you there live. there may be a new risk for survivors of breast cancer. some scientists are making a link between drinking alcohol and recurrence of the disease.
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well, some college football players say they are disgusted by being abandoned by their coach before their big bowl game. rafer, i say this will give them the oomph to go get it. >> i hate to sound like a politician. now, we're talking about cincinnati coach brian kelly. to his credit turned the cinderella bearcats into one of the great stories in college football. well, he was hired by notre dame to take over and not going to coach the bear cats in their first ever sugar bowl appearance because of the hiring. cinci players are livid. >> i heard everything i needed to know and i accepted the notre dame job so i left. everybody and their mom knew
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what was going on and for him to let it last so long, i felt he did our team an injustice. >> they'll probably be fired up. here's the thing in profootball you can't talk to an affect coach until that coach's season is over. why doesn't college football implement the same rule? i think it would be a good idea. the super bowl champion steelers is having one of the biggest collapses in the nfl. lost fifth straight to their bitter rival and the lonely cleveland browns, the browns' fans will tell you they're one of the worst teams in football and ben roethlisberger was sacked by them eight times and the steelers were the super bowl champions. the steel curtain looking like flimsy drapes. congrats to browns. time for our true champion of the week. kevin lau the 6'10" freshman was born with one hand but living out his dream and he was
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inspired when he saw jim abbot throw a no-hitter with one arm and you can see our full story on him go to our morning express facebook page and click on the big f. it's a good story. >> interesting to see who you're talking about several years from now because of him. >> absolutely. women who have breast cancer may put themselves at risk when they drink alcohol. this is a new study that finds that those women have a 30% chance of breast cancer recurrence and that's just with moderate alcohol consumption. the study says post menopausal and overweight women may have the greatest risk here. the study was done by kaiser perm nent ai. a man got back his wedding ring thanks to a dog who likes one particular kind of food.
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found the ring in the folds of a dog food bag. turns out it belongs to somebody that works at the dog food store. >> worst odds than winning the lottery finding something like that in your dog's food. >> the owner says he's really grateful auto's owner kept trying to find him. good people there. a grand jury says two missouri cops were justified in the shooting death of a suspect. kansas city police released this dash cam video of the shooting. see the suspect start shooting that cop car and the officers ordered him to drop the gun. you see that cop go down and he pops back up and, again, starts shooting. let's talk about fast food. how would you like a made to order pizza at a drive through. a restaurant in northern california is offering customers a fresh pizza cooked in just a couple minutes and all thanks to a high-tech oven system.
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>> our ovens use about four different kinds of heating technologies. we have a pizza stone that comes to heat in about two to five seconds so it's running about 500 degrees and convection. >> that looks really good right about now. the restaurant owner says his next goal is to win the international pizza box folding championship in las vegas. didn't know there was one. police say they put a stop to a $20 million art heist. here's what's really interesting about this. their main suspect is the son of the artist and a big day in court for casey anthony coming up, too. in just a couple minutes, in fact, the key question, should anthony face the death penalty. live coverage of what is happening there.
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new york stock exchange ask now open for business. live pictures coming to you here. new retail numbers are coming out this morning. so, we're going to have a live report for you from wall street in a few minutes. take you live right now, though, to florida. as we're watching casey anthony today in court. our first look at her in several months and her family, too. her attorneys are hoping to get the death penalty taken off the table again today. live picture of casey anthony in the courtroom right now. her parents are behind her on this, the one-year anniversary of the day that caylee anthony's remains were discovered. again, her daughter, 2-year-old daughter whom she's accused of murdering. she's pleaded not guilty and caylee remains found in the
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woods and we'll continue to bring you live coverage of anthony's court appearance. nothing getting started in the courtroom just yet but there is our first look and her parents have been suspeen pennaed and they are behind her in the courtroom there, as well. first time they have seen her since october. we're going to get to some other news right now as we await things to get going in the courtroom. president obama is back to the united states following his nobel peace prize in norway. still, the reaction has been mixed to the president winning the award. here's what students from around the world had to say to ireporter martin mcfaller. >> i think it's not good because
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it's all just expectations and talkings. >> i hope that they will help him realize that he has to do a pretty big effort into building peace. >> i believe the nobel peace prize should be meant for people who have done substantial change which barack has not yet done. >> if you would like to send an ireport, just go to our website at cnn.com/robin and thanks for doing so. a shootout in new york's times square left a suspect dead. now, we want to point out no holiday shoppers or tourists were hurt, thankfully. but according to police the shootout started and they say were using aggressive tactics to sell cds. soon after, one of the suspects fled, pulled a gun and started shooting. now, an officer returned fire and the 25-year-old was killed.
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>> after the police were there, clearly, they had either taken off of him or found by him a pretty significant weapon that he pulled to the side. someone else had said it was something like a mac 10 but a small gun with a huge clip underneath and it did not look like anything you want to get on the other side of. >> now police say the suspect's gun was, indeed, a mac 10 pistol and it jammed during the shooting. we want to take you back to florida right now and casey anthony. there is judge stan strickland as he's hearing arguments, it looks like from the prosecution at this point. her attorneys are hoping to get the death penalty thrown out in this case. remember, anthony is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee and that she has pleaded not guilty thus far. here's the striking thing about this today. caylee's remains were found one year ago today in some woods not far from the anthony home.
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but, again, arguments being made right now and not only the defense trying to get the death penalty thrown out but her attorney trying to seek a protective order and he wants more privacy with his client as they are, as they are conferring. so, we'll continue to monitor this behind the scenes and we'll bring you appearances throughout the day, throughout the morning right here on hln. want to get some other news to you, a new senate plan on climate change would allow more nuclear power plants to expand oil drilling off the u.s. coastlines. senator john kerry says the compromise is a move to get more republican lawmakers onboard. the compromise bill would also ease proposed restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. president obama plans to call for similar restrictions at the climate change in copenhagen. 14 connecticut firefighters got promoted after a five-year legal battle. the white firefighters sued city
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officials in new haven because they threw out the results of a promotional test. city officials said not enough minorities did well on that test. the case went all the way to the supreme court and it ruled the white firefighters' civil rights were violated. >> through persistence and hard work it proves individuals can make a difference and was because 20 individuals stood up together. >> challenging the exami's validity. one other big story is what is happening with the weather and how badly is it affecting you. are you able to even get out of the house? interstate 90 around erie, pennsylvania, is closed. >> the lake-effect snow machine. a weather phenomenon when it sets up meaning the cold air is sweeping across the colder water of the great lakes and grabs a hold of it and when it goes over
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colder land mass the cold air can't hold the moisture and it releases it quickly in the form of heavy, heavy snow. that plus blustery winds makes a big difference in visibility and this morning temperatures in the teens across the area and we're also looking for cold temperatures this morning in memphis, tennessee, but at least it's finally getting a little cooler in miamae no where near these numbers but yesterday the high was 86 degrees and the clouds are rolling in and there they are, big change since the last time we looked that tower cam from wsvn. overcast conditions will make a big difference in south florida and upper 80s near 90s and i don't feel bad, the record high was 89, the warmest december day ever for that city. >> i don't think people will sneeze at that when they know what people in the northeast are going through. thank you, bonnie. >> sure. on wall street the dow is riding a two-seat session winning streak and we're already in positive territory. can investors make it three for
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three by the end of the day? felicia taylor, what do you portend? >> i think we're going to be okay today. some good numbers. the bulls are out in the first few minutes of trade. stocks rallied after a new report showed that china's exports improved last month and exports here in the u.s. also improved. are shoppers shopping? the answer is -- yes. retail sales rose 1.3% last month and that was more than double expectations. a big portion of the increase was due to higher gas prices and also sales rose in electronic and home department stores and stocks are trending higher by 2%, especially at macy's. finally, we are looking for discounts this holiday season. some are finding them in the five-finger form. experts say shoplifting is on the rise with the university of florida survey saying store increase for the first time since 2008 to $36 billion lost.
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retailers are hiring fewer seasonal workers and that means a smaller staff and they also have a nonpursuit policy where employees can't chase after a thief, just because of safety. >> safety reasons. okay. felicia, thank you so much. well, casey agentany's lawyers have just started to convince prosecutors to spare her life if she's convicted of killing her daughter. our live coverage continues in just a moment.
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we've been following this for you all morning. live pictures out of the courtroom in florida where casey anthony is sitting with her attorneys who have a number of motions they're going to try to get through today. most likely the biggest is trying to take the death penalty out of this case. remember, anthony is accused of
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killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. she's pleading not guilty but we'll have updates and live coverage for you throughout the morning. there's our first look, one of our first looks at casey anthony in several months here. by the way, her parents are behind her, as well. they have been subpoenaed in this case. we'll keep our eye on it and bring you the very latest as we watch. meanwhile, want to get to some other news. a woman who is 9 months pregnant helped save a police officer. she was driving with her husband and child when she saw teenagers attacking officers. at one point the teens reportedly tried to grab the officer's gun. the pregnant women kept pushing them away. >> something felt like i had to go help them and i just told the guy to leave them alone. you know, just leave him alone, he's doing his job, that's it. >> police arrested three teens a few days later and that officer is recovering at home. but that is one brave woman.
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now, before you spend extra bucks on warranties, you need to see if you have one first because you might be surprised to find one in your wallet. hln money expert clark howard clues us into this. >> if you go out shopping over this holiday season for any electronics, do you know before you even hit the register in most cases, what's the salesperson going to start working you on? trying to get you to buy an overpriced, ridiculous extended service contract or extended warranty. why do i call them overpriced and ridiculous? because if you look at the failure rate for a typical electronics item versus what you pay for an extended warranty, you're throwing your money away. in fact, consumer reports has just updated the data on how often electronics break, it's pretty much almost never, maybe not for you. maybe you have bad luck. but generally they very seldom break. here's a way for you to protect
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yourself, though, and do it for free. do you know that many credit cards extend the manufacture's warranty as much as one additional year just for using that card for purchase. that's peace of mind, but for nothing. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to protect your wallet, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark's going to teach you how to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturday and sunday right here on hln. ♪ >> i know you know that voice. that's how you kick off hanukkah, isn't it? singer neil diamond covering adam sandler's "hanukkah song." hanukkah starts at sundown today and starts through sunset on december 19th.
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check out this menorah. take a good look there. a couple actually made it out of pez dispensers. nice job. we are really keeping our eyes focused on casey anthony. here are live pictures coming to you out of florida. we will bring you the very latest as things are now getting under way as they try to get the death pen tale thrown out of this case. plus, a guy told his buddies he was sure the redskins would beat the saints and so sure he bet his big screen tv on it.
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we are following for you live today casey anthony in the courtroom. that is jose biaz addressing the court right now. he is hoping to get the death penalty taken out of this case, once and for all. remember, casey is accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. her parents are sitting right behind or somewhere in the courtroom behind casey anthony and she has pleaded not guilty. stay with hln throughout the morning for updates. we're monitoring this behind the
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scenes and we'll let you know what is being said there. meanwhile, a nativity scene raising some eyebrows. some people who work across the street says the virgin mary is not wearing enough and they want the window display changed. but, you know, reactions are mixed. >> i don't care if it's supposed to be trendy, they have taken something and made it trashy. that's what i object to. it looks trashy. >> i think it's perhaps a bit risque. >> i think it's art. it's also advertisement. i don't find it offensive at all. >> so other people are talking about it, but the store owners themselves declined to comment. the couple that crashed the white house dinner last month are accused now of trying to pay a debt with fake jewelry. he gave a swiss watch to a landscaper to pay $2,000 that he owed but a jeweler said it's a
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fake and only worth 100 bucks. the watch was not needed because a check was delivered to cover that bill. well, golf's biggest legend says i don't want to know anything about tiger woods. not my business. >> not his business. >> and people have probably been waiting to hear from somebody in the golf world. >> and especially the grand pum buand he laz dubbed tiger woods the golden child and the only man with more championships than woods, we're talking about jack nicklaus. he has embraced woods as a father-type figure and we're curious how he would respond to it and woods has always looked up to nicklaus. time heals all wounds and also cnn is reporting that a british court just granted woods an injunction for the publications of any nude pictures of him not that the golfer is admitting any
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such pictures exists, though. last night college football awards were handed out and this guy has a great story. want to talk about boston college linebacker mark herzlich. he want from a prospect to fighting for his life. the good news is ahe is now cancer free and he will rejoin the team with a new focus and dedication. he won the award for the most inspirational player. definitely looking forward to seeing his comeback. stanford's toby gerhart. he chose to play at stanford over an offered from harvard. he is scheduled to get his degree in march, three months early. that is impressive. a louisiana man is regretting a bet he made when he told his facebook friends if the saints beat the redskins sunday, you could come shoot my 60 inch tv. if you love your big screen tv,
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you may find this tough to watch. after the saints won on a field goal in overtime after the saints won, about a dozen fans showed up. >> those are not miss friends. >> no they're not. showed up with governs andufrn that tv was toast. this video has generated over 320,000 hits. >> and a lot of sympathy for the guy. >> that's the nail in the cough i coffin, as it were. >> takes no holds barred look at the stories we could not stop talking about. i know you you remember balloon boy, the white house party crashers. robin meade takes a look back at the big stories of 2009 in our special wi all due respect." >> do men cheat more than women? norgs even better yet, are men genetically more inclined to cheat so they can't help it? it's just the way i'm marks
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honey. stuff lying this, this is what we'll talk about on "with all due respect," a special i'll be hosting with charles barkley and kyle petty and dennis eckersley. and i want you to also star in this, so tell me your opinions. give my an i ro-repori-report. i'll lay it play it. >> you can catch it sunday, december 20th. a story we've been following for you live, kras city anthony in court right now, as are her parents. her attorneys are hoping to get the death penalty taken off the table today, but there is probably your first look in quite a while at casey anthony. remember, she's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. her parents are there because they've been subpoenaed. the anthonys pleaded not guilty, but the striking thing is today is the one year an verse rift day that little caylee's body was discovered.
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so stay with "hln" throughout the morning for updates and live coverage, woo we're monitoring for you.
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