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good friday morning to you. great to you see, i'm susan hendricks in for robin. let's get you updated now. new this morning, michael jackson's doctor plans to surrender. no charges have been announced. why would he do that. the lexus is part of toyota's growing problem. also, the camera's rolled by dave looked at the racy photos on his computer. it led to a worldwide campaign to save jobs job.
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good to see you. michael jackson's personal physician plans to show up at a los angeles court today, whether or not authorities are ready to charge him or not. they told tru tv -- he admits he gave the pop star antianxiety drugs to help him sleep. >> one of the top stories, planes are grounded and lawmakers aren't going to work. up to two feet of snow may hit the mid-atlantic today. a blizzard is expected to hit new jersey and delaware. the snowy potomac river from leesburg, virginia. thanks for those great shots. the warnings cover baltimore, d.c., virginia and west
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virginia. heavy snow mixed with strong winds may create a tough storm. bob, as i mentioned, some folks not even trying to go to work. >> the heavy snow isn't around the beltway, yet. look at the expanse of the winter storm. the low around georgia and alabama. the upper level low in the midwest, too. the rain is going to be steady. it extends to the pacific, in toward the gulf of mexico, the warnings popping up now. the red shades, winter storm warnings. four to six inches around the ohio valley. blizzard warnings for the jersey shore toward delaware. i'll pinpoint who is going to get what in a couple minutes. >> the worst today and tomorrow? >> this afternoon and tomorrow. the next 36 hours looks rough. >> we'll check back. you have a busy day ahead of you. parents charged with
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kidnapping 33 kids in haiti. anyone accused of kidnapping a child is not eligible for bail. is not. the conviction carries a maximum of life in prison. last night, haiti's prime minister told "larry king live" the judge has three months to decide whether or not to prosecute. >> we are to understand they do it in good faith or if they were linked to other traffics. i'm in a position to decide that. it's the job of the judge or the jury. >> now, the haitian government is open to transferring the case to a u.s. court, but the u.s. has not made that decision yet. the leader of the group is having financial problems. she was foreclosed. her online retail business was targeted in lawsuits over the
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last few years. an employee says he was never paid back for wages. they suggest her reputation as a businesswoman may have followed her to haiti. >> in my heart, i think she went down with good intentions to help people in trouble. it's a lack in planning. she did it in her business life and it seems to follow her personal life. she won an award from a business group. the committee made note of her charitable work and she gave hope to countless families around the wormd. we are following the case. it was millions of cars with sticky gas pad dals, then the brake problem. gener jennifer, you have been keeping an eye on this story. what is the new info. >> thanks for joining us. the lexus hybrid's use similar
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brakes as the brakes in the news with the prius. toyota is looking at the brakes. they haven't received complaints, but yesterday, toyota said a software glitch was causing some of the cars to surge forward. it says the problem has been fixed on cars sold basically in the past week. it says since late january. but, i mean, what does that mean. it's early february now. toyota hasn't said how it's going to deal with all the car that is are on the road right now. what's really big, coming up soon, toyota's ceo scheduled a news conference. this is the first time we are really hearing from the head of toyota, susan. mostly, we have been seeing other spokes people. the head of toyota had pick quhurs of him not taking questions as you may have seen and getting into an audi and
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driving away. >> now, finally the ceo going to speak. looking forward to that, thanks. north korea will release a u.s. missionary being held for illegally entering the country. he's apologized. he was stopped at the border on christmas day. he wanted to deliver a message to kim young ill asking him to let go all -- >> the dunk or the traditional squeeze. heinz has a new package. it's design ed to help people et in the car. the top can be torn off for dipping or the end for squeezing. it debuts this fall. >> wow! technology is so great these
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days. >> it took awhile to invent that. they say don't talk with your cell phone in the car, but go ahead and stuff your face. >> let me show you what's going on. the winter part of the storm, we have the cold air setting up around northern north carolina, virginia and toward washington. the radar looks worse than what's happening. it is heavy snow in areas where you see the dark white. to the west, it's rain especially south of the reenlgon. washington, d.c., light snow. flurries for the morning. no big deal. 34 degrees, but it's dry. once the snowfalls, temperatures drop to the upper 20s. we are looking for the snow to hit there midday or afterwards. i think the bulls eye is going to be between d.c., baltimore and philadelphia. one to two feet of snow is a possibility. jersey shore through delaware,
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winds gusting through 50 miles per hour. you are going to see white out conditions tonight through tomorrow. it lasts through tomorrow afternoon. look at the snow. the bulls eye, the dark shade of purple is about a foot and a half of snow. up the mountains near northern virginia and parts of western virginia. that's the bulls eye that gets the heaviest part of the snow. the heavy rain in georgia and south carolina. a big line of thunderstorms in western parts of florida. look at the heavy downpour around atlanta. rain near georgia and south carolina and north carolina. look at the thunderstorm line right by panama city. we are looking at a juicy atmosphere. you get the rainshowers squeezing out. thunderstorms are a great possible. here's the upper level low. light snow picking up around omaha and des moines and kansas
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city, too. out west, yeah, more rain for you for southern california. an inch to inch and a half for l.a. just about everybody getting blasted. no one is immune, maybe florida. southern florida. miami looks okay. super bowl, rain tomorrow morning. sunday things are okay. >> activists who say they are frustrated by both major parties are meeting for their firs ever convention. tea partiers want to turn the country arnold. police say a man used that sword during an attack on a college campus.
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the first national party tea convention starts it first full day today. it kicked off last night in nashville. former gop vice presidential
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candidate sarah palin will give the keynote speech tomorrow. conventioners are fired up. new for you in the next 20 minutes. hear the controversial comments on immigration and president obama. looks like it was a combination of pneumonia and prescription drugs that killed britney murphy. her death was an accident. it did not say what type of drugs she used, but they were prescription medications. she collapsed in her hollywood home in december. her husband and mother insist she did not misuse prescription drugs. if you own stocks or a 401(k), you probably don't want to look at your statement today. stocks took a beating yesterday.
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jennifer westhoven is here. not a good day to glance at it, right. >> we say not to go online and check it every single day. we are watching now. the overseas markets have been sharply lower. the dow down 268 last night. lots of fears out there. check it out, the dow just barely above 10,000. just two points there. what's the thinking? what's going on is maybe the world economy isn't as strong as everybody had been betting. we have a major u.s. jobs report coming out in about a little over two hours. there's thinking maybe it's going to be weaker than they had thought. we'll see. we are expecting to see unemployment probably still around 10%. one of the questions is, are we going to stop seeing job losses in these figures? that's starting to become a question, maybe we'll see gains. we have last about 7 million
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jobs since the recession began. ford has to tell something. they are fixing several thousand hybri hybrids. it's a software glitch. it makes drivers think the brakes have failed, but they haven't. they are not calling it a recall. owners will be notified in the mail and they can get their software reprogrammed at no cost. 17,000 small compared to toyota. >> if you think your brakes are failing, it's just as scary, right? >> yeah. >> thanks. we are watching a couple court hearings involving a john edwards sex tape. a judge could decide what happens to the video that shows john edwards and his mistress. and the folks who protect you in the air are not all happy. we are looking at problems in a federal air marshalls program.
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welcome back on this friday. an alleged sex tape involving john edwards will be in a court hearing today. andrew and his wife are asking far restraining order. the video shows a pregnant woman. hunter gave birth to his daughter in 2008. she claims it tape is from 2006. you need to know about an investigation by cnn that found major problems in a federal air
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marshal's eight. they are in quote chaos. they say bored frustrated people focus on squabbles than catching bad guys. more air marshals are being trained to keep air travel safe. not guilty to manslaughter charges in the deaths of three people in in a ceremony in an arizona sweat lodge. his defense team says everyone knew the risk. the prosecutors and families say he was responsible for their safety. he spohis attorney spoke to lar king. here it is. >> he's devastated. this was a tragic accident. nobody. nobody, including james could have foreseen consequences like this. remember, these people who died were his students and his friends. >> hearing the charge confirms
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that my daughter is gone. it confirms that this wasn't just a tragic accident. our concern has been we want to make sure this man can never do this to anyone, again. >> people inside the sweat lodge were exposed to extreme temperatures. people were passing out, vom itting after spending five days fasting and skipping sleep. the owners of both teams in the super bowl are popular with fans right now. hafr, it always was not like that. it wasn't always like that. >> right. we talk about the super bowl being a road to redemption for a lot of players. it's also a road to redemption for the owners. africa tree that devastated new orleans, there were rumors tom benefitson was going to move the team. the rumors alone made him a hated man.
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he never moved the team and they are in the first ever super bowl. they love the guy. the colts owner wasn't hated, but his dad was. they are looking at possibly winning their second super bowl in four years. a woman's sports website is upset over the latest cover of sports illustrated. here it is featuring lindsay vaughn bending forward. sports.com is mad saying she's in a sexualized pose. if it were a man in that pose smiling, how would we react. michael fephelps posed practicay naked. i think you have to lighten up people. she's on the cover. it's fantastic! am i right? am i wrong? let us know. our video of the day. urban skiing. kids, do not try this at home. it's in budapest.
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see the guy, he's tied to the back of the car. i'm impressed how fast the car is moving in the snow. there it is. bob may have done this as a skid, skiching. you grab on to the bumper and the car pulls you. >> where did you grow up? >> chicago where there was snow 11 months out of the year. >> it might have been legal there. bob, did you? >> no. it was against the law. it's true. >> "star wars" storm troopers invade times square yesterday. one of our i-reporters were there. imagine seeing an army of guys in white armor carrying ray guns. there they are. it was a promotion for an athletic shoe company. go to cnn.com/robin to see how
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to send an i-report. >> that would be awesome to see. my son and i would be eating that up. >> i'm assuming it's not good out there considering the weather? >> here is what it looks like now. atlanta covered up with rain. hour long delays there. rain in north carolina, which switches to snow, the blue-shaded area. look at the atlanta tower cam. washington, now, an hour or more delay. atlanta gets them in the morning and they last all day. we'll have plenty of delays. these are the longest ones. new york and philly. charlotte could be longer than an hour. half hour to hour now. l.a., san francisco, you get rainshowers as well. then snow all around chicago. then toward st. louis, back toward kansas city.
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minneapolis as well. orlando, tampa, thunderstorms. it's a bad day to travel. looking at the drizzle, it's heavy rain. there it is. >> thanks. >> you got it. >> remember the worldwide campaign, rally to save one man's job? the guy caught looking at racy photos. #ñ#ñ#ñ#ñññññññññ
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michael jackson's doctor plans to turn himself in at an l.a. courthouse today. a sheriff's spokesman says he will not be arraigned today. negotiations over the terms of the surrender broke down. michael jackson died last summer while under his care. 212,000 people were killed last month in haiti. that's according to to the country's prime minister. millions were made homeless by the earthquake. more than 300,000 people injured. peam were already homeless before the earthquake. the man who toppled the
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health care bill was sworn in yesterday. massachusetts's republican scott brown took former ted kennedy's seat leaving the democrats short of a filibuster. he's willing to work with democrats and they should start over with reform. a strong earthquake hit northern california. it could have been an aftershock from last month's quake. there was no damage reported from the quake. safety officials are checking buildings and homes to make sure they are secure. those are some of the stories we are following for you. 6:31 eastern time. welcome back, i'm susan hendricks in for robin meade. in minutes from now, the ceo of toyota will hold a news conference to talk about what the company is doing to fix the problems. so far, no recall on the prius
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despite questions about its brakes and some customers remain loyal. [ speaking foreign language ] >> well, that news conference is set to start in 30 minutes from now. we will keep an eye on that for you and go to it. the first national tea party con venlgs is going on now in nashville, tennessee. a speech slammed immigrants and president obama. >> could not spell the word vote or say it in english put a committed socialist id lolg in the white house. his name is barack hussein
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obama. >> well, people who are familiar with the tea party movement tend to like what they are seeing out there. a cnn opinion research poll shows overall, 33% of the public has a favorable view of the tea party movement. 26% had an unfavorable view. cops say buy son escape frd a wild animal farm. one driver couldn't believe what he was seeing. >> i rolled across 149 with the cruise control on. next thing i know, i'm looking at a half dozen buffalo on 149 with no place to go. i tagged one of them. at least four buffalo were killed in the accident. police are looking to see if negligence was involved by the farm. a huge winter storm is coming to the east coast, right bob? >> yeah, this one is huge.
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good morning. good to see you here this early morning. >> good to see you, too. >> we're going to get slammed. here is how it locks. here is the developing surface low. the upper level support to the west. all the snow is in white. the blue, green, yellow, it's heavy rain. winter storm warnings. blizzard for jersey, you are looking toward warnings for the ohio valley and northern parts of north carolina. here is the winter part now for the east coast. all snow from the northern part of north carolina into virginia. now, it's stretching up 81 toward d.c. washington, you are going to be dry for the better part of the morning. snow filters into philly and to new york. new york city does get missed by the heaviest amount of snow. nyc still in a winter storm watch. warnings all in red. the blizzard warning is from the jersey shore to delaware. that's what it looks like.
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low visibility. heavy snow. let's go live to nyc. winter storm watch. you guys in new york, it's a tough call. you are pinched between the heavy snow to the south and the drier air to the north. that's the empire state's building. three inches of snow starting tonight or tomorrow or you could see zero. i think three to five is what you are going to get. if you look at the map, we are looking at just getting clipped around nyc toward long i lanld. then heavier in philly and baltimore and d.c. then we get closer to the coastline, the wind is going to pick up. blizzard warnings for jersey. that's something to watch there. heavy rain in atlanta and the western part of the panhandle. florida getting blasted with heavy rain. it dipped to the gulf of mexico.
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where they are not seeing snow, the winter olympic sight. we had video coming in. they had to air lift snow into the region. it's an el nino year. most of the snow is falling to the south from the cascades of washington down to the sierra and california. they have to air lift snow in for the olympic games in b.c. let's hope they get enough. el nino year. >> they need it there, they're not getting it. have you ever checked out the ocean during a blizzard? amazing sight. >> it's amazing. almost zero visibility. >> don't get too close. thanks. your next flight may take longer and the airlines may not want to let you know why. also, this -- >> if it wasn't for criminals like him, our job would be harder. >> a wanter fugitive led police to him because of facebook.
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time new for us to check out the morning papers so you don't have to. the military is getting tough on battlefield commanders in afghanistan. "the washington post" report as large number of commanders have been reprimanded recently. it's part after o push to hold them accountable for wounded of killed u.s. troops. they may be too afraid to take risk. in the new york times, the city is negotiating to settle thousands of lawsuits from workers of ground zero. the city didn't protect them from dangerous con tam innocents in the debris after 9/11. in usa today, the u.s. usdas
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plan to make school lunch's safer. more rigorous testing of meat. all right, you may be wondering how come this flight takes seven hours when it used to take six hours. there is a reason for this. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. i have wondered, too. >> the journal says they are padding the schedule so they can say the flight was on time. if you look at the schedules, many flights have quietly become longer. chicago to new york, in 1996, it was under two hours. now, 2.5. new york to l.a., on american, back then, six hours. now, 6.5. sure, they are lowering expectations saying why are they
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doing that? can't they get it together. you could argue, i'm going to take the airlines side. it's integrity. they are not going to take promises they can't keep. they are going to put out a schedule you can trust. it may take longer, but you don't miss your connection and miss the meeting. ken lewis facing charges of fraud. the attorney general says the bank told investors the trouble he was in. bank of america is denying the charges. sunday, you know what happens. you are thinking football. it's not just a big day for football. it's a huge day if you run a pizza shop. americans are going to order 30 million pizzas on super bowl sunday. it's 350 slices eaten a second. man, that's a lot of pizza. a trade group says it ranks up there with new years.
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>> thank you. >> i think you have kids and candy, you don't want to be bothered. you want pizza. >> i eat it once a week. maybe that's why i didn't realize. every week, we honor a hero. our hero of the week is bobby duvall. he and his organization, athletes of haiti are offering a lifeline to families there after the earthquake. take a look. >> reporter: more than two weeks after the earthquake, bobby is overwhelmed. the soccer field he built for kids is now a home for hundreds. >> it's really something. we were already in the hole. now, we are much deeper hole now. >> reporter: he was a cnn hero in 2007. he founded a soccer training center called athletics for haiti. he gave kids an opportunity to get off the streets, play a sport and get a meal.
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>> the kids never missed practice and they were disciplined enough to keep focused on something positive. >> reporter: tra program is now a lifesaver. many families of the children have now moved on to the field, nowhere else to go. >> what we are trying to do is keep it clean. give them a little, you know, set up bathrooms, set up water and give them care. that's all. understanding. so, they are safe here. >> reporter: safe and sheltered. he provided what tents he had. those without them have gotten more creative. >> are those goal posts sm. >> goal posts, yes. >> they made a home out of a l golf post? >> yes. >> reporter: families are making due the best they can. save as many as you can. >> save as many as you can an serve as much as you can. that's it. >> he's still doing amazing things there.
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for more information on how you can help out or learn more about his organization, go to cnn.com/robin and click on heroes. you can hit the gym all you want, but it may not help out. what could be stopping people from seeing results. a porn star is coming forward with new information about tiger woods. what she's saying about hundreds of text messages.
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♪ run away ♪ daddies girl. a new york man who was on the run from police for months was caught after cops found recent updates from his facebook page. he showed photos of himself partying with friends and put up his wanted poster online. >> he listed his place of
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employment. i knew where he worked. i knew his hours and when we could get him. >> police also say the privacy settings on his facebook page were left open so everyone could see his information. looks like some of you can train all you want, but won't see improvement of endurance. it's because of the genetic make up of one in five people. researchers warn, it's no excuse to hang up the running shoes. the new findings could help people develop a better personalized exercise routine. a man accused of attacking two people with a samurai sword was arrested. he injured a campus police officer. police had to use pepper spray to stop him. >> the bomb, i think they dropped. it's basically a pepper spray,
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completely safe. >> the guy stabbed was on a stretcher with blood on his hand and shirt and stuff. >> he got his ph.d. in air space from the college. we have been talking about the huge storm heading east today, tonight, tomorrow. bob, how is afr travel looking? >> it's awful. it's really going to get awful from new york to atlanta. thinking about washington, d.c., this afternoon, probably an hour or more because of snow. could see lengthier delays overnight and tomorrow. atlanta, rain. heavy at times. philadelphia, the snow in your neck of the woods, mid afternoon. it's just enough to wet your baek. there's more. we'll talk about that in a bit. >> put off that trip, if you
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can. >> indeed. here are stories we are watching for you in our morning express planner. at noon eastern, a hearing for howard k. stern and two doctors that provided drugs that killed anna nicole smith. mardy graw gets into swing in new orleans. tonight, harvard university's man of the year is handed out to super entertainer, justin timber lake. it is true, another alleged mistress of tiger woods says she has proof of her affair with the world's top golfer. it's hard to keep track, really. >> it is hard to keep track. there appears to be an electronic trail. she claims she has a yearlong affair. joslyn james says she came forward because her face was among the set of golf balls and
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she was upset about it. jane velez mitchell spoke with her attorney gloria baby, i'm ng anywhere or doing anything. you please me like no one or other one will. i am not losing this. in september of 2009 he sent her a text that said, great thing is we have a lifetime of this. >> now, jane velez-mitchell also said according to "radar" online she dropped her divorce attorney, and that coincides that elin doesn't want a divorce. the president of west virginia university is apologizing. the university of pittsburgh, a fan hit the coach in the face with a coin. this happened after the players had a dust-up on the court. it is not the first time that wvu students have embarrassed themselves. last month profanity flying out
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of their student section was so loud it was caught on national tv. i get that this is a big rivalry, but even their coach condemns that behavior. speaking of getting hit in the face, this was on accident. golfer robert allenby hits a fan in the head right there. you can't see it, but sort of we can show you -- >> isn't someone supposed to scream fore? >> this is one tough guy because he is still standing and just kind of taking in the scenery. dude, you got hit in the head with a golf ball! but he's fine. allen is tied for 83rd with phil mickelson after one round. >> he's smiling. >> no big deal. when it comes to drinking, did you know fresno, california, tops the list? "men's health" magazine found it to the be the drunkest city.
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also on the list, reno and billings, montana. boston is the least drunk city along with yonkers, rochester and salt lake city. >> how is chicago not in there? ten americans went to haiti to bring back a group of orphans. what could happen to a church group now charged with kidnapping?
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good friday to you. 7:00 a.m. eastern time. a lot of you just waking up. it is great to see you. i'm susan hendricks in today for robin meade. we want to get you caught up now. new this morning, michael jackson's doctor plans to surrender today, but no charges have been announced yet. why would he do that you may be wondering? we'll fill you in. plus, the lex shus hybrid could be part of toyota's growing problems. we have details on possible brake problems as well. and this -- if it wasn't for criminals like him, our job would be a lot harder. >> facebook helped capture a man on the run. the fugitive even posted his own
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wanted poster. not too bright. new this morning for you, we'll get right to it. michael jackson's personal physician plans to show up at a los angeles court whether or not authorities are ready to charge him. he's planning on showing up today. that is word from dr. conrad murray's spokeswoman. sources told beth karis of trutv that talks broke down over whether murray should be arrested or allowed to surrender. michael jackson died last year under his care. he admitted to giving the pop star anti-anxiety drugs to help him sleep. first it was the cars with the sticky gas pedals, now it is the prius. money expert jennifer westhoeven is here. what's the latest in the crisis? >> reporter: the new lexus p vehicle -- toyota says they have not received complaints about the lexus hybrid, but they are
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looking out to protect one of the most upscale brands, and in general, the number of complaints that we are hearing from toyota drivers, in general, that is definitely growing, especially in terms of the gas pedal issue. >> i have been receiving this. it is amazing that there are people who are not reporting these. once people watch your report, it will get bigger than what we are seeing right now. >> that's something to keep in mind. when you complain to your dealer, they don't necessarily tell the federal government, the nths, she just called it ntsa, but if you have a problem, any car, don't just talk to the dealer. if you feel like you are not getting a resolution, send your complaint along. if they get enough of them, they will look into it at the federal government. for the first time this morning, we'll hear directly from the head of toyota. a news conference is supposedly just getting underway in japan. again, the first we are hearing from the head of toyota.
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that caused criticism that there have been other toyota officials out there, including the head of toyota us, but not the head of toyota at all. u.s. regulators say they are placing toyota under investigation. we'll try to find that for you and bring it to you. >> it will be interesting to see what he says about that. thank you. ten americans are now charged with kidnapping 33 children in haiti. the attorney general's office says under haitian law anyone accused of kidnapping a child is not eligible for bail. and conviction on the kidnapping charges carries a maximum of life in prison. last night haiti's prime minister told cnn's "larry king live" the judge has a month to decide whether or not to prosecute. >> the people violated the law. at this time we can do it in good faith or if it will lead to other traffics. i'm looking at positions to decide that. is that the job of the judge or the jury?
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>> well, the haitian government is open to transferring the kidnapping case to a u.s. court, but the u.s. has not made that request yet. the first national tea party convention starts its first day today. it kicked off in nashville last night. some 600 activists will hold sessions on safeguarding individual liberties, cutting taxes and a posing president obama's agenda. sarah palin will give the keynote speech tomorrow. >> we hope to come away from this convention with a clear feeling of where this movement might be able to take this great nation, ways to send messages to both major parties to straighten out policies in washington so that they more clearly reflect the needs of the people that send them. >> we were a little disgusted with both parties and what we see happening in washington. when we read our constitution, it doesn't say exactly what it
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means today, so we feel like we are going in the wrong direction. remember the couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard 18 years ago? they are asking a judge to let them visit each other in jail. phillip and nancy garrido say they are not guilty of grabbing the then 11-year-old girl and keeping her in her backyard. so far jail officials have refused to let the two meet. prosecutors and the girl's family have not commented. this morning north korea announced it will release a u.s. missionary being held for illegally entering the country. the state media says robert park has apologized. he was caught crossing the border on christmas. now, park reportedly carried letters calling on north korean leader kim jong-il to free prisoners and allow human mantarian aid into the country. travelers you need to know ability an investigation by our sister network cnn that found major problems in the air marshalls agency. air marshalls told cnn that the
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agency is in chaos. they say bored, frustrated marshalls focus more on internal squabbles than catching bad guys. the tsa says more air marshalls are being trained to keep air travel safe. two american born giant pandas arrived at their new home in china today. 4 1/2-year-old tai shan left d.c.'s zoo and mei lan left the zoo yesterday. they are on a mission to keep the endangered species going. another 290 are in captive breeding programs worldwide, mainly in china. these could be in big demand today. we are talking about snow shovels. and bob, some folks could be doing a lot of shoveling. we are talking about blizzard conditions coming in today and tonight. >> coming in today and tonight through the jersey shore and the
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delaware. here's the expanse of the storm system. we have two low pressure regions. one at the surface kicking up the rain from the gulf. the upper level support is still across the plains, but look at all the snow coming in. nebraska and north dakota stretching all the way down to the ohio valley, then it is all rain from about kentucky down to georgia and into the panhandle of florida. where is the snow? right now it is aligning in northern north carolina and virginia and stretching to maryland by later this morning, four to six inches of snow. indianapolis through columbus and getting on in towards cleveland, just south of you, one to two feet of snow. the bull's-eye is d.c., baltimore and philadelphia. you are going to be fighting it out to see who has the most snow by tomorrow afternoon. look at the snow right now. it is all white. the pink is a mixture of snow and sleet. the greens and the blues are all rain, and that's heavy at time from north carolina down into south carolina, georgia and a mean squall line is breaking through western florida right now. look at the blizzard warnings right now because of the winds gusting up to 50 miles an hour.
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poor visibility due to snow. one to two feet near washington. 18 inches near the jersey shore and out to delaware. you are looking at a bad situation by altoona as well. that's where the bull's-eye snow will be located, so near d.c. stretching to just south of new york. let me show you live washington, d.c. not showing snowing now, maybe around noon. the heavy snow is overnight for you. then up the line farther into new york, you are currently in the winter storm watch. you might get slammed with either three to five inches or snow or zero. that's how close the snow line will get to you. i think you will get cooked with three to five. the winter storm watch for manhattan right now. we'll look out west in about a half hour. >> they are ready with the snowplows. new york does not stop. thanks. we are watching the court hearing this morning involving an alleged john edwards' sex tape. you might have heard about it. the judge may decide what happens to the video that supposedly shows john edward and his mistress.
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it was a combination of pneumonia and prescription drugs that killed actress britney murphy. the l.a. county coroner ruled her death was, in fact, an accident. it did not say what types of drugs she used, but they were all prescription medications. the 32-year-old star of "clueless" and other movies collapsed at her hollywood home in december. her mother insists she did not misuse prescription drugs. they will talk about her tragic death tonight on ""larry king live"." at 9:00 p.m. eastern time. a deal has been reached between ireland and britain. the new agreement will let northern ireland have more say about provincial affairs. gerri adams called the move a step in the right direction. >> this is about leadership and about unused spirit that is
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required, and of course, there will be nay sayers, we will hear from them in the next few days and there will be bedrudgers, but those who are doing this need to forget about what's happened and we need to have a new beginning. >> a new deal has been reached. it could have meant collapse of the nation's assembly. we have been talking about the huge winter storm that could affect your travel plans this weekend. bob, is it key to really get out earl will think morning or is it a mess out there already? >> it depends on where you are located. if you want to get out early, i would say, new york, you will be fine. even d.c. if you get out right now, but if you wait until this afternoon, if you are forced to, unfortunately, you'll have problems. snow down there, rain down south. the heavy rain is just coming down. two to three inches of rain is what we'll find near atlanta and finally ending later this afternoon. we'll get the latest here. here's the latest flight
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explorer. the snow itself, northern north carolina into virginia and into west virginia, ultimately maryland by later today. he's what we have. these are just a short list. they are going to be lengthy. d.c. metros, an hour. probably a lot more by tomorrow morning. atlanta, watch for an hour delay. and new york city metros, late this afternoon and this evening, watch for snow. charlotte, san francisco, the list goes on. we'll talk about that in a little bit. all right. major jobs report comes out in two hours. doesn't look so good. our money expert is here with that news. >> thanks, bob. this is a big report and i think maybe we are realizing that the whole word got ahead of itself in terms of getting on mystic, not about just the job market, but the whole global economy as well. that's why markets were down overnight. overseas markets are lower this morning. the dow is off 268. that means it is starting just two points above the 10,000 mark. that critical jobs report is going to be coming, and one of
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the forecasts is that unemployment will stay at around 10%. but there's also hope that maybe most of the job losses are behind us. we'll be watching that one. breaking news this morning. we have been watching toyota's news conference. toyota's ceo has apologized for all the safety-related programs and says he set up a committee to raise quality control. we are keeping our eye on that, but they don't have a translator there, so it has been in japanese. we are watching the stories and watching the news conference as it goes. another car trouble story. i think when you click and crack this morning, ford will fix more than 17,000 cars. the ford fusion and the mercury milan, they have a software glitch that's causing, not a braking problem, but if you are driving, you think it is a braking problem. that's a problem there. so it is not a recall, but ford says owners can bring in their cars and they will update the software for free. what kinds of perks would you like to have at work?
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like google, you know, they walk your dogs, they do your laundry, the number one listed the 100 best companies to work for have some amazing ones. see if you can guess. this software company pampers its employees from head to toe. workers can shoot some hoops or get a new hairstyle without leaving campus? the answer is after the break.
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what company has an on-site gym and a hair salon? software giant s.a.s. takes the number one spot on "fortune" magazines list of the 100 best companies to work for. the headquarters also has a free health care clinic, a day care center, massages and live music during lunch. >> i love it. i love it. i wouldn't want to work anywhere else. >> a work life balance is also a priority. the private company offers flexible hours, a 35-hour workweek, and unlimited sick time. no wonder it's number one. a sex tape allegedly featuring john edwards will be at the center of a court hearing today. you may have heard of it.
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former edwards' aid andrew young is con saying he has a video showing a pregnant woman. she claims the tape is from 2006. self-help guru james ray pleaded not guilty to manslaughter charges in the deaths of three people during a ceremony last year in his arizona sweat lodge. the defense team says everyone knew the risks involved, but prosecutors and families of the victims say he was responsible for their safety. ray's attorney spoke to larry king last night. >> he is devastated. you know, this was a tragic accident. nobody, nobody including james could have foreseen consequences, anything like this. remember, these people who died were his students and his friends. >> hearing the charge confirms that my daughter is gone. it confirm that is this wasn't
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just a tragic accident. our concern all along has been that we want to make sure that this man can never do this to anyone again. >> people inside the sweat lodge were exposed to extreme temperatures. survivors say people were passing out, vomiting and collapsing after spending five days fasting and skipping sleep. a man accused of attacking two people with a samurai sword in atlanta is due in court in just a few hours from now. he allegedly slashed a university researcher inside a science building at georgia tech. it happened yesterday. then he's accused of entering injuring a campus police officer. police had to use pepper spray to stop him. >> we started getting residual of the bomb they dropped, it is a pepper spray, completely safe. >> he had blood on his hand and shirt and stuff. >> georgia tech says the allegedly attacker got his ph.d. in arrow space seng engineering from the college. both victims are listed in stable condition. well, the owners of both
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teams in the super bowl are pretty popular with fans right now, as you can imagine. it wasn't always like that, was it? >> no, it wasn't. it is a fascinating story because these guys went from being villains to vilified now. we'll start with the saints. after can tina devastated the super dome, there were rumors that tom benson was going to move the team to another city. benson always denied it, but just the rumors alone made him a hated man with some people in the city. well, he stood by his word and never moved the team and now the city has never been more excited. as for the colts, their owner was not hated, but his dad was for moving the team from baltimore to indianapolis on a snowy night in 1984. the fans are happy he did as they could win the second super bowl in years. and there's controversy over the new cover of lindsay vonn bending forward in a skiing
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pose. many are upset saying vonn is in a sexualized pose and claims that it is man in action. if it was a man in that pose, how would we roadway act? well, michael phelps practically posed nude. what do you think? i think she needs to lighten up. hit us up on our facebook page. nearly every one of you agrees with me. al tammy wrote, i think she is posing in a ski position. not everything is a sexual reference, people. do you disagree or agree? cnn.com and hit the f icon. speaking of skiing, it is our video of the day. kids, don't try this at home. we are not encouraging this behavior, but it is wild. this guy hitched himself to a car and went skiing through the streets before the cops pulled him over. it is an internet sensation. 130,000 views so far on youtube. and the cop there is pulling him over, that's a look at sports.
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>> maybe he'll be on the cover of "sports illustrated." you are right, don't try that at home. bruce spring teen's name is on a lawsuit that he says he wants no part of. we will tell you how it involves a bar in new york city. also, police were able to catch a fugitive on the run for the past year. guess why, facebook. oooooo
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michael jackson's doctor plans to turn himself in at a los angeles courthouse today, but a sheriff expert says dr. con ra murray will not be arraigned today. as you know, michael jackson died last summer while under murray's care. the man who toppled the senate health care bill with his special election victory was sworn in yesterday. massachusetts republican scott brown took the late ted kennedy's senate seat leaving the democrats one vote short of a filibuster-proof majority. he says he's willing to work with democrats and congress should start over on health care
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reform. 212,000 people were killed in last month's earthquake in haiti. that's according to the country's prime minister who also says more than a million remain homeless by the powerful quake. and more than 300,000 people were hurt. another million people were already homeless before the earthquake. i hope you are having a great friday morning so far. 30 minutes past the hour, welcome back, everyone. i'm susan hendricks in for ron robin meade. the ceo of toyota right now is apologizing for all the problems with his company's cars. behind me you see a live picture of the ceo. it is his first news conference since the company recalled millions of cars around the world last month. he says he's going to head a new committee to oversee quality control after many problems with gas pedals and brakes. so far there has been no decision to recall the prius despite questions about the brakes and some customers remain loyal, though. >> right now we know that there is no recall, there's no
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campaign and we don't have concerns. i think because of the other concerns with the other accelerator pedals that may have caused confusion. we have to remember with the prius that it is a hybrid, and the braking system works a little differently. >> i'm interested in purchasing a toyota. i think they are reliable and easy to fix in things like that, that's why i'm interested in buying a toyota. >> a developing story that we are keeping our eye on for you. the terror suspect accused of trying to blow up a plane on christmas day is helping the u.s. hunt for a radical cleric. that's the cleric on the left right there. the suspect umar abdulmutallab's cooperation is necessary here because it could lead to capturing the man in yemen. he is an al qaeda recruiter and tied to the 9/11 hijackers. the first national tea party convention is going on right now in nashville, tennessee. last night former congressman
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tom tancreto kicked things off slamming immigrants. >> people who could not spell the word vote or say it in english -- put a committed socialist ideal ost gue in the white house. his name is barack hussein obama. >> folks familiar with the tea party tend to like what they are seeing. a cnn research poll shows that overall 33% of the public has a favorable view of the tea party movement. that is higher than the 26% who said they had an unfavorable view. switching gears here a bit. we are talking about kept chuch. you now have a choice. the dunk or the traditional squeeze play. heinz unveiled the new design yesterday. it is designed to help people
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eat in the car. the end can be torn off for squeezing. it holds three times more kechketchup than the traditional packet. it debuts this fall. >> we have to wait until small. >> we do, bob. i know you can hold out for that one. >> my other question is they actually had an unveiling? >> they did. maybe we'll have video later on. planes are grounded, schools are closed and some lawmakers are not going to work. two feet of snow could hit the midatlantic today. also, a blizzard is expected to slam parts of new mexico, it is also hitting delaware. i-reporter wayne wyatt send snow from the potomac river in his home in leesburg, virginia. great shots there. looks like a whiteout to me. thank you to wayne for that. storm warnings cover baltimore, washington, d.c., virginia and west virginia. the virginia transportation department says this makes for a tough storm. bob, i hope i didn't say it all.
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there's much more to talk about. >> the tip of the iceberg right there. a major winter storm. luckily for folks trying to work during the week, it is falling on a weekend. i'll have more on a bit. this is brought to you by tylenol flu. look at the freezing rain. the pink is freezing rain with sleet and snow mixed on in. the green is all rain and it is heavy from raleigh back down to fayetteville through charlotte and into atlanta. heavy rain there. then it falls into the colder atmosphere and it is snow in northern north carolina and in the western parts of virginia, now west virginia and turning rain into snow for the ohio valley, too. we have all kind of warnings out there, but the biggest popular area is washington all the way to philadelphia to just south of new york city. the red shaded areas all winter storm warnings. i think the bull's-eye is one to two feet of snow from washington up 95 into philadelphia. that's what it looks like in the heaviest snow coming in this afternoon and lasts overnight tonight through tomorrow morning. also, notice the pink shaded area in south jersey on into delaware, blizzard warning.
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wind here gusting up to 50 miles an hour. poor visibility. here's what it looks like right now. most of the snow is going to fall overnight tonight around jersey into pennsylvania. the mason dixon line gets covered up into tomorrow morning with a bull's eye in the middle part of the atlantic. the heavy rain is near atlanta stretching into the panhandle of florida. we'll talk about that in a bit. let me show you this, something i have never seen before. it is a 250,000 dollar melting machine in ames, iowa. you dump it and it turns to water, but they have seen so much snow in central iowa that they need the snow dragon. that's what they call it right there, a snow melter. >> that deserves the unveiling, maybe not the ketchup. >> it is an amazing piece of machinery. more on that in a bit. recovering addicts could be the largest targets in mexico's bloody drug wars. also, your next flight could take longer and the airlines may
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not want you to know why.
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time now to check out this morning's papers so you don't have to. the military is getting tough on battlefield commanders in afghanistan. "the washington post" reports an unusually large number of commanders have been reprimanded recently. it is all part of a push to hold them accountable for incidents that kill or wound a lot of u.s. troops. now, critics worry commanders could be too afraid to take risks. "the new york times" now, the city is negotiating feverishly to settle lawsuits
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with workers from ground zero before the first trial in may. plaintiffs say the city didn't adequately protect them from dangerous contaminants in the debris after 9/11. in the "usa today." the usda plans to make your kids' lunches safer. they are going to use more rigorous testing on meat. powerful drug cartels could be forcing recovering addicts to become hitmen and smugglers. a former mexican official says car tell members are taking over treatment centers and threatening to kill patients. 41 people were killed in massacres at rehab clinics over the last year and a half. one group started its own center to get addicts to join their ranks. breaking news this morning from japan. toyota's ceo is apologizing for all of the problems with his company's cars. jennifer westhoven, you have been following the news conference. there's no translator there so it took a little time. >> i have a little japanese, but
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not enough to cover this. this is really his first direct comments for toyota's president formally apologizing for the recall. he was quoted as saying, believe me, toyota's cars are safe. now, of course, on top of the gas pedal -- these are live pictures you are seeing now coming from tokyo headquarters in japan. you can see him, i believe, by the way that the president is the person seated on the left. now, of course, on top of all the headlines you have heard about trouble with the gas pedals, the floor mats and how they work with the gas pedals, what we still don't know about is if toyota will issue a separate recall for the problems with the brakes in the hybrid prius. one of the flagship brands, of course. it sounds like what he is saying is her they are going to study this, susan, and they will look into it. they will set up the committee. the president is toyota, he's the grandson of the original
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founder of the company. so we'll be watching that one very closely as we get news, keep in mind, it is late on a friday night in japan, which some people say is an interesting time to give a news conference. >> he is saying they are safe. >> he is saying they are safe, yeah. thank you so much. we'll keep up on this developing story, of course. well, some bad news, i guess you can say. you can hit the gym all you want, but it may not help at all. what could be stopping people from seeing any results. also, a porn star is coming forward with new information about tiger woods. what she is saying about nearly 100 text messages.
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some discouraging news here. some of you can train all you want, but you won't see much improvement in your endurance. results of a study in "usa today" suggest that is because of the genetic makeup in one in five people, but researchers say that's no excuse to hang up your running shoes. in fact, the new findings could help people develop a more personalized routine. keep working out. here are some stories we are watching for you in our morning
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planner. at noon eastern today there's a pretile hearing for howard k. stern and two other doctors accused of providing drugs that eventually led to the death of anna nicole smith. this afternoon mardi gras gets into swing in new orleans. the first of seven parades starts at 4:00 p.m. and harvard's man of the year is handed out to justin timberlake. i'm rafer wengel with sports. this is one of the most anticipated super bowls in recent memory. the saints and the colts are expected to draw a huge viewing audience sunday with most americans rooting for new orleans. joe carter is live in south florida with why this team has become america's sentimental favorites. hey, joe. >> reporter: good morning to you, rafer. you said it. talking to most fans, they will tell you if they don't have a direct tie to indianapolis or new orleans, they want the
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saints to win. they want the saints to win because times are really good right now for new orleans. of course, they are winning their first nfc championship game in franchise history. they are off to their first super bowl ever, but it wasn't too long ago back in 2005 when we remember the pictures of what hurricane katrina did to the super dome. of course, holes in the roof, roads leading to the stadium completely under water. there was talk of moving the team out of new orleans into another city because of hurricane can tee fra, katrina, but the owner decided to stay in new orleans and to fix the super dome, reup the lease. when you talk with the players, you talk with the guys that belong to the team, and you talk to the people supporting the team down here in south florida this week, they will tell you the bond between the city and the bond between the team is unlike any other. now, i'm sure there are 31 nfl teams and cities out there that will state their case, but the saints and their city certainly have a great connection. a lot of it has to do, of
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course, with hurricane katrina. >> joe, you are absolutely right. you know, god bless the colts' fans and contracts to you guys, but, yeah, this means a lot to the folks in new orleans. joe, we appreciate it and will check in with you later on. in the meantime, we have this. an adult film actress claims she has text messages proving she and tiger woods had a year-long affair. jocelyn james says she came forward because her face was on the set of some golf balls featuring woods' alleged mistresses and she was upset about it. we brought you that story yesterday. here on hln last night jane velez-mitchell spoke with her lawyer gloria allred who read some of the alleged texts on the air. >> one says, baby, i'm not going anywhere or doing anything. you please me like no other one has or ever will. i am not losing this. and then also, of course, in september of 2009 he sent her a text that said, great thing is we have a lifetime of this. >> of course, throughout all of
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this we still have yet to hear from tiger about this story. that's a look at sports. >> coming out of the woodwork, so to speak. >> still. >> still. thank you, rafer. a rhode island man, a great story coming up, thought his dog needed surgery. a bizarre one, but he says he couldn't afford to take him to the vet, so he grabbed the scalpel and went to work. that is new for you in about 30 minutes. also, we don't recommend trying that at home on your own animals if you can't afford it. >> he can afford the lamp shade there, that's good. >> bob, i'm eyeing our coffee there. >> you are going to need it if you are going to the airports on the east coast. here's what it looks like around atlanta. here's the live dower tower cam. this is a ground stoppage because of the wind. the ground stop until 8:15. that will most likely get extended. how about the rest of the sfleenlg well, it is not only atlanta, it is also d.c. snowmakes it there by midday give or take an hour or so, then the delays really pile up this
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evening for the area. atlanta, rain for the morning. watch for an hour or more. philadelphia, your snow comes in. it will just be a short delay for you in the first part of the afternoon. by tomorrow morning, you are going to get hammered with delays around philly up to new york, too. charlotte, it will be rain as well. the east coast gets just slammed. the middle part of the country, great lakes, more delays for you near chicago. the west looks pretty bad near l.a. and san francisco. more on that in about a half hour. >> a good time to stay home. >> indeed. >> thanks. here's a question. how would you like your own personal money coach? well, hln money expert clark howard is here to do just that for you. take a listen to joe anna's story and see what advice clark has for her. >> hi, i'm joanna and i need a money coach. i'm a junior at newbury college and i want to open up a production company. i have two other people in my company who are in the process of designing the name and making it all really go. i'm filming, i'm writing
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scripts, designing business plans to get to where i want to go in the future. we don't really know how to get their financewise, but we are thinking of raising money, asking people of raising money, asking people for donation asks investments. my question to the money coach is what is the best way to get money to start my production company? >> joe an a i love your ambition. this is so need. 20 years old, and you're ready to be an entrepreneur. all right. work on your business plan. as you write your business plan, think through how long it will take you to break even, what kind of expenses you're going to have and what kind of revenue you're hoping to have over the next 18 months and then what i want you to do is i want you to make an appointment with score, service corps of retired executives. learn about them at score.org. here's why i love score, they're set up as volunteers to help
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entrepreneurs start a business or grow it. they're also experts on the sb alone program. for joanna, or maybe for youring the microloan program that amounts up to $50,000 could be the right fit. clark could be your money coach, too. he will teach you how to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern here on saturday and suspected on hln. >> a whole lot of people are talking about the anti-abortion commercial with tim tebow we will see during the super bowl. >> it's a good message to get out. >> i just think that that is want a time or place to be putting out your religious views. >> we have more views from the street on the controversial ad. stay with us.
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good friday morning if you are just waking up, so glad you're with us. i'm in today for robin meade. i'm susan hendricks and it could be a rough one for you today. >> we're all in the same panic. i used all my ice in the last big snow. >> that is want good because another big storm is headed to parts of the east coast when blizzard-like conditions will bury places like the d.c. area. >> also breaking news. toyota's president is apologizing as the list against his company grows. what he will do to take on the prius brake problems. but first new this morning. michael jackson's doctor plans to turn himself in today whether
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or not l.a. authorities are ready to arrest him or not. negotiations hit a snag last night. we, of course, are tracking it case. joining us live is "in session's" beth karas from our sister network trutv. >> there will not be a surrender today and the charges will not be filed today. dr. murray could not be arrested by the l.a.p.d. unless a complaint were filed and that triggers an arrest warrant and then they can pick him up and book him. the alternative is to do wah they want him to do which is surrender, but there were terms to the surrender that needed to be worked out. once the complaint's filed the case is in the criminal justice system and the judge is assigned and the judge will mediate any issues, but up until that, time, the district attorney holds the cars and murray can agree or not agree. he agreed to come into the jurisdiction and that was his
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choice to surrender. he could have been picked up arrested out of state, but he had to abide by certain terms and they just reached an impasse. >> he faces serious charges, is that right? involuntary manslaughter is what he's looking at? >> it's one of the lowest of homicide charges that carries, two, three or four years in prison as a maximum, but if he's convicted of a felony it could cause accusations to be filed against him in the medical boards where he's licensed in three states and he could lose his license to practice medicine. the stakes are high for him. not just a prison term, but also his livelihood. beth karas, thanks for the breaking news and new information. thanks. ten americans are charged with kidnapping 33 children in haiti. the attorney general's office under haitian law anyone accused of kidnapping a child is not eligible for bail, is not eligible and conviction on the kidnapping charge carries a maximum of life in prison.
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the haitian government is hoping to transfer the case to a u.s. court, but the u.s. has not made that request. breaking news from japan. toyota's ceo says he is sorry for all of the problems with his company's vehicles. money, pert jennifer westhoven has been following this one. he also says it's safe. >> according to the agency that was translating for us, we were watching it, but it was in japanese. it just wrapped up minutes ago the conference coming from toyota headquarters from nah guolla, japan. it's the first time since you ared about recall, you've heard about gas pedals and brake pedals, the head of toyota amid many questions, u.s. safety regulators announced they're placing toyota under investigation. who you just saw there is akio toyota, yes, he is the grandson of the founder of the company and that's why the name sounds
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similar. he says the toyota cars are safe. he apologized and he also talked a little bit about the problem with the prius brake. the gas pedal and floor mats problem and then you have the issue about brakes with the toyota prius. no word yet on whether there would be a recall and the president said he ordered a panel to look at the facts and take action. back to you. >> a lot going on there. north korea will release a u.s. missionary for held for illegally entering the country. robert park has, in fact, apologized. he crossed the board or christmas day. he carried letters calling on kim jong-il to free political prisoners and to allow humanitarian aid into the country. >> travelers, you need to know about an investigation about our sister network, cnn, that found problems in the air marshall's agency. the agency is in chaos. they say board-frustrated
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marshalls dealt more with internal squabbles. more air marshalls are being trained to keep air travel safe. self-help guru james arthur ray is pleading not guilty to manslaughter charges for the deaths of three people in his arizona sweat lodge. ray's defense team says everyone knew the risks and he, in fact, was responsible for their safety. ray's attorney spoke to larry king last night. >> he's devastated. you know, this was a tragic accide accident. nobody, nobody, including james, could have foreseen consequences anything like this. remember, these people who died were his students and his friends. >> hearing the charge confirms that my daughter's gone. it confirms that this wasn't just a tragic accident. our concern all along has been that we want to make sure this
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man can never do this to anyone again. >> people in the sweat lodge were exposed to extreme temperature, they were vomiting and collapsing after five days fasting and skipping sleep. two american-born giant pandas arrived at their new home in china today. 4 1/2-year-old tai shan left the zoo and they're on a special breeding mission to help keep the endangered species going. 1600 live in the wild and others are in captive programs worldwide, main low, though, in china. one of the top stories today is, of course, a massive snowstorm and it's heading right for the east coast, is that right, bob? >> yeah. it's over them right now and usually i don't start with the whole entire country, and i want to show you the expanse of the weathermaker and it's stretching
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from the dakotas and iowa to the surface low with all of the rain moving through kentucky and tennessee, stretching all of the way down into western florida. right now, miami, you guys are dry. traveling down there for the super bowl or any of the events down there, we'll see showers and thunderstorms overnight tonight in through tomorrow morning and by sunday it clears up pretty nicely, the high on sunday for the super bowl, 71, mostly sunny skies. everything should be okay, but not sure up to the north. they extend way out to the west. you can see them around ohio and indiana and stretch in north carolina because of the snow. one to two inches worth when you get to northern virginia and so far it looks worse than what's actually happening. most of this is evaporating around the d.c. area. give it another couple of hours and you'll start to see the snow taper in and then it will pick up in intensity overnight
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tonight and winter storm warnings with the warning around d.c., baltimore and philadelphia. lower parts of jersey and looking at delaware and blizzard warnings overnight tonight through tomorrow and winds are gusting there about 50 miles per hour. the snow goes back to the midwest and more on that in a bit. i want to show you the i report picture from virginia. check this out. a snowy potomac. that's from the storm a couple of days ago. the storm today will be much worse and we're calling for one to two feet of snow in the very same spot. tough friday commute if you can even get out. more on that in a bit. >> we really get great shots from our i reporters. >> yeah, they're fantastic. cnn.com/robin, click on that and if you get great stuff we'll use it. thanks. there you go. >> thanks, bob. the weather will not put a damp or the excitement for the super bowl no matter what happens. america's biggest sports stage is helping to stage two comebacks. one by a player trying to bring
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awareness to a battered region, and an aging and incredible rock band, the who. joe carter is there with both stories. >> good morning, rafer. let's first start talking about indianapolis colts wide receiver pierre garzon. this year he emerged as a great player on the football field. he'll be playing in his very first super bowl come sunday, but the guy's playing for a heck of a lot more than just a super bowl ring. he'll be playing for haiti, the entire country of haiti. his parents are from haiti. he was born in the united states, but his aunts, his uncles and cousins all still live there. he has a foundation, it's called helping hands for haiti that's raised more than $60,000 to date for the relief efforts and after the super bowl he plans a trip to haiti to continue to help with the relief efforts. >> i know football fans are
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recognizing that my country needs help and they've told me they've donated, they appreciate what i'm doing to bring awareness and that upon helps haiti. >> and the good news -- >> a lot of pressure that guy, rafer, but he's handling it pretty scombel we've seen what he's able to do by getting a bigger message out there. >> he has been an incredible story, and joe, the who. i know i'm dating myself here. one of my favorite bands and the kids know it as the theme song for "csi" but they did a song how did they sound? >> just for you we brought back great video and as you can hear, take a listen. >> i have to root for one i'll just think new orleans could deal with a little bit of luck. it would be nice for them. >> well, in that case i'll go for the colts.
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>> reporter: pete town send and roger daltrey divided on who they want to win. colts and saints kick off sunday. we'll see. it should be a good one, rafer. >> thanks very much. >> susan, let's send it back to you. the who being politically correct. >> police say a fugitive on the run for a year gave them some big help. >> if it wasn't for criminals like him our job would be a lot harder. >> wait until you hear how he led police right to his front door.
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we told you about this guy before the break. a new york man who had been on the run from police for months was caught after cops found updates on his own facebook page. the man had posted photos of himself partying with friends and put his wanted poster online. >> he listed his place of employment. i found the web link to the
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place of employment. i knew where he worked, i knew his hours and i knew when they could get him. the privacy settings on his facebook page were left open so everyone could see his personal info. >> a mistake you don't want to make. new this morning the ceo of toyota is apologizing for all of the problems with his company's cars and there's a new problem for toyota, this time involving the lexus hybrid. our money expert jennifer westhoven has been covering this huge story since it first broke. >> hi, jen. millions of people driving these cars want some answers. what's going on? how do they get them fixed? that news conference wrapping up, in nah nah guolla, japan. he did apologize and lots of questions. u.s. safety regulators have said they're putting toyota under investigation. meanwhile, more drivers are
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telling their scary stories about safety problems now that they realize this is more of a company-wide problem. >> the e-mails i've been receiving have been amazing with people with problems that have not been reported to nhtsa. once people watch your report i think it will be getting bigger than what we're seeing right now. >> lauren fix was on our cnn's campbell brown show on our sister network, but you heard her say that, right? if you don't tell nhtsa. the federal safety agency. something to keep in mind. if you have a car problem with any car, you talk to your dealer, but you really think it's want just your car. you think it's a manufacturing problem? file a complaint, if the nhtsa gets enough of them they'll look into it and the newest lexus hybrids, they use similar brakes as the prius, so toyota is taking a look at it as well, but they haven't had complaints. >> a lot of folks have that problem. you can't ignore that problem. >> it is one of the dreaded
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things when traying to lose weight. getting on a scale, right? we spoke with jorge cruz and there is a way to see how healthy you are in this "live better now." >> i don't know anyone who is a real fan of this. >> i know. >> or this, right? >> yeah. yeah. >> you're saying there's a big difference in the benefits between weighing less or measuring less. >> here's what the research has said. most men and women get on it every day and it's crazy. >> i bet. >> the more accurate way to measure your health is with waist circumference. if you want to measure me. men out there want to be 37 inches or less or somewhere around 37. 37 inches or less and for the gals out there. i'm not a gal, good thing. you have to be 32.5 inches or less and make that your measure&rather than what i way and go with the inches say.
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you'll have less at risk for type 2 diabetes, cancer, heart disease and you'll feel better. you'll feel more confident. >> but on different days won't i be dehydrated and puffy? >> there can be. the most important thing is to suck it in and measure at that level and you don't want to measure it every day. you of the to measure it once a week. >> our thanks to robin meade there. >> a rhode island man thought his dog needed surgery and he said he couldn't afford it so he grabbed a scalpel and went to work himself.
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be forcing recovering addicts to become hitmen and smugglers. a former mexican official says cartel members are taking over treatment centers and threatening to kill patients. 41 people were killed at
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massacres in rehab clinics over the past year and a half. one group is said to have started its own center to get addicts to join their ranks. >> it was a combination of pneumonia and prescription drugs that killed actress brittany murphy. the l.a. county coroner ruled brittany murphy's death was in fact, an accident. it did not say what types of drugs murphy used, but said they were all prescription medications. the 32-year-old star of "clueless" and other moves collapsed in her home in december. her husband and mother insist she did not abuse prescription drugs. they will talk about her tragic death tonight on "larry king live" at 9:00 p.m. eastern. it has happened again, another alleged mistress of tiger woods says she has proof of her affair with the world's top golfer. rafer joins us again with that story. deja vu, really. >> with another case of the electronic trail. this adult film actress claims
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she has close to 100 text messages that prove that she and tiger had a year-long affair. joslyn james says she came forward after her face was among those on a set of golf balls featuring woods' alleged mistresses. she was upset about it and last night on hln, jane velez-mitchell spoke with her lawyer, who read some of the salacious text on the air. >> one says, baby, i'm not going anywhere or doing anything. you please me like no other one has or ever will. i am not losing this. also, of course, in september in 2009 he sent her a text saying great thing is we have a lifetime of this. >> and i guess that's all we have for sports. yes? are we doing the video of the day? oh, i'm sorry, well i wanted to show you the video of the day. here's the dog who specializes in the who dat saints cheer.
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>> dat! the saints cheer, of course, being who dat. there you g that's a look at sports. >> can never get enough of that. >> brand new details about the leader of an american group accused of kidnapping children in haiti. that and more after the break.
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[ music ] >> welcome to comcast local edition, i'm donna richardson, and my guest this hour is leslie prewitt, director of external operations, opportunity builders. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> can you tell the viewers about opportunity builders incorporated and what exactly the organization does? >> absolutely. we have been around for 47. we were started in 1962. we provokessa provide training d
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rehabilitation. >> what are the services you offer your clients? >> there are 170 that stay in our warehouse that do packaging then we have 180 individuals that go out and work for local employer. >> you have the employers who are helping out and also having the contracts to give those, like you said, in the warehouse employment possibilities. >> absolutely. we're always looking to new contracts to fulfill, inside of our warehouse and then outside we're always looking for new employers to hire our adults. >> now all of this, i know it takes funding, and you've got a fund-raiser coming up. >> right. >> so tell us about your mardi gras. >> well, hence the beads so you know why i'm wearing beads. we are very proud of our 12th
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annual mardi gras. we have live music, we have a casino, an auction, great food, beer, wine, and ice cream and it's a great night and a lot of fun. >> it does sound like a lot of fun. how much are the tickets to be able to enjoy all this fun? >> the tickets are $50 each. >> very, very reasonable, and it sounds like you're getting a huge value with the opportunity of the casinos and the great food and the auctions and the dancing. >> uh-huh. >> so with this, because i know it takes a lot of dollars in order to run the program, how do you plan to use the proceeds? >> the proceeds will help with our operating expenses, especially with the downturn in the economy and budget cuts, we will be using it to assist the organization.
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>> leslie, i do have a question. how do your clients become a part of opportunity builders? >> they are funded for the developmental disability administration. if someone is interested, if a family is interested in having family members participate in an opportunity with opportunity builders, they would call and then we would direct them to our director of employment that would start them through the process of the program. >> once they're in the program, do you also provide training before the clients either work in the warehouse or go out to work with your partner businesses? >> absolutely. in the warehouse, we do have an instructor to assist individuals with each contract, and as far as the individuals who go out into the community and work, we do training for those individuals. they have a one on one coach so we'll make sure the individual knows how to do the job before we have them working on their
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own. >> in going back to mardi gras, do you need any volunteers to help out, because that's a big undertaking you have so many different activities going on? >> absolutely. we can always use volunteers, but we can always use the ticket sales, and that's really a big emphasis for us, ticket sales and sponsorships. >> exactly. so there are sponsorship opportunities available? >> absolutely. >> how can they reach you if they want to buy tickets or become a sponsor? they can call our office. >> perfect. well, leslie, thanks so much for joining me. >> thank you for having me. >> our guest this hour is less by prior to director of external operations at opportunity builders. for comcast local edition, i'm
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donna richardson. [ music ]
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in the last hour, the ceo of toyota apologized for all of the problems with his company's cars. it was his first news conference since the company recalled millions of cars around the world last month. he insists, though, toyotas are safe. he hasn't decided whether to recall the prius despite questions about its brakes. congratulation, senator. welcome. welcome. the man who toppled the senate health care bill with his special election victory was sworn in yesterday. massachusetts republican scott brown won the late ted kennedy's senate seat, leaving the democrats one vote short of the filibuster-proof majority.
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he's willing to work with democrats and congress should start over on the health care reform bill. those were the headlines. we hope you're having a great friday so far. good morning to you if you're just getting up, i'm susan hepd ricks in on this friday for robin meade. former president bill clinton returns to haiti today to meet with leaders and oversee earthquake aid going into the country. here is clinton behind me visiting a haitian hospital last month. he is a u.n. special envoy for the country and has been given the extra responsibility of watching reconstruction efforts there. president obama asked mr. clinton and former president george w. bush to help raise relief funds as well. haiti's prime minister, meanwhile says 312,000 people died in that earthquake and more than 1 million people are homeless. unicef and its partners have launched a campaign to protect haitians against diseases, they're giving vaccinations against measles, rube ale and whooping cough to make a few. the national tea party
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convention startsst first full day today. 600 activists will hold safeguards on cutting taxes and imposing president obama's agenda. they gave a speech slamming immigrants. people who could not spell the word vote or say it in english. put a committed, socialist idea log in the white house his name is barack hussein obama. >> sarah palin will give the keynote speech tomorrow. the terror suspect accused of trying to blow up a plane on christmas day is helping the u.s. hunt for a radical cleric. that is the cleric seen here on the left and the suspect umar far okay abdulmutallab on the
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right there. abdulmutallab's cooperation is significant because it could provide fresh clues that could lead to capture the cleric in yemen. he's considered a prominent al qaeda recruiter and has been tied to the 9/11 hijackers as well. a funeral will be held today for a virginia tech student found dead last month. morgan harrington was killed after her friends were separated from her in october. her father spoke with hln prime news host mike galanos. >> i believe she was murdered the night that she was taken from the bridge, and it's pretty clear, having flown over the area and seen the area that the person who did this knew the area very well. there's no way a person could just stumble upon the farmland that she was found. >> get the latest on any developments on this story on "prime news" with mike galanos.
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it starts at:00 p.m. eastern here on hln. a severe winter storm is all along the east coast, really slamming, i believe, new jersey, also virginia, bob, is that right? >> yeah. it will get up that way shortly. it's already in virginia and it's headed up to the northeast. the heavy snow should be just south of nyc. this weather brought to you by red lobster. let me show you the huge weather maker i'm talking about. your upper level low is right across the plains and snow falling. into omaha and gets into central iowa and parts of minneapolis and back toward north dakota. 3 to 5 inches of snow for you guys. you get to the east and the rain gets shuttled on up into the gulf of mercks co. and pow, here comes your snow. keep in mind, most of the snow falls around d.c. and philadelphia, and just south of new york, overnight tonight into
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tomorrow morning. 16 to 24 inches of snow. philadelphia about a foot to a foot and a half of snow is possible and especially the southern suburbs and then there's the blizzard warning for south jersey and delaware with winds gusting at 50 miles per hour. new york, you're right on the cusp and you can see 0 or 4 to 8. it's the real heavy snow line and no snow line will be between 30 to 40 miles of each recall. the advisories in blue/green. the red shaded counties and at least a foot in some areas from northern virginia. look at the rain coming up out of the south and now it's snow when you get to central virginia and back toward maryland and most not hitting the ground yet. give it time, around midday or so, and overnight around new york city. look at the blizzard warnings now. pink shaded areas all of the way back down toward delaware and-y rain, we had that too, across the deep south especially into
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the panhandle of florida. let me show you where they don't have snow and they need it. this is tough. look at the picture of the helicopter airlifting snow in vancouver for the site of the olympic games where it starts in a couple of weeks. ellin in typically gets warmer conditions and not a lot of snow, if they could only transport the snow to the sierra, up north, that would be fine and they're airlifting snow in. they're thinking you can have ours. >> typical el nino year and nothing up there, almost. >> i know you love the story about ketchup. >> it's the best story of the day. >> you now have a choice. the dunk or traditional squeeze play. decisions. heinz unveiledst new packet. it's designed to help people eat in the car. the top can be peeled off for dipping or the top can be torn off for squeezing. the new ketchup packets debut
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this fall. not quite ready yet. this fall. the latest jobless numbers are just out. january unemployment rate dropped to 9.7%. jen, of course s crunching the numbers and she joins us in just a moment for much more on that. also, you think that daily workout is helping you build endurance? you may want to think again. all that effort may be worthless.
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>> we want to share some breaking news with you. the unemployment rate improved in january, yet more jobs were lost during the month. moneyec pert jennifer westhoven
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will explain what looks like a contradiction. >> these never go hand in hand. they're two different surveys. we're talking about jobs that were lost, 20,000. really, the bottom line on that is it tells us that the bulk of the job losses does seem to be behind us. the unemployment number came in at 9.7% and frankly, that number is really surprising some economists out there and part of it, you know, they're just saying we don't necessarily see so much improvement out there ask that the rate should have come down, but the report also showed a lot more discouraged workers. basically, people who are unemployed, you get counted for a while, but when you stop looking for work they don't necessarily count you the same way so you're not necessarily included in the unemployment rate. there are statistical discrepancies, but the thinking is they're want quite sure about the employment number. the job market is still very tough out there, and the good
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news is again, at least the bulk of the massive job destruction seems to be behind us. we're talking about 8.5 million jobs lost since the recession. >> that is huge when you say it like that. thank you. all right. we have an update for you know. we have just learned that michael jackson's doctor is not expected to turn himself in at a los angeles courthouse today, is not. sources told "in session's" beth karas of our sister network, trutv. talks broke down last night over whether murray should be arrested or allowed to surrender. as you know, michael jackson died last summer while under murray's care. we're following this developing story for you. some of you can train all you want, but you won't see much improvement in your endurance. that is because of the genetic makeup in one of five people, but researchers warn that is no excuse to hang up those running shoes. in fact, they say the new findings could help people
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personalize a new excercise routine. so keep it in the gym. >> it will share the power sharing government in northern ire lann. the new agreement will have northern orland have more say about provincial affairs. sinn fein leader gerry adams called the move a step in the right direction. >> this is about leadership and about a new spirit that is required and of course, it will be naysayer. we'll hear them over the next few days and there will be begrudgers, but those that have been driving this need to go forward and see this. forget about what happened for the last year or so this and see this as a genuine new beginning. >> just moments ago, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton praised the accord, calling it another important step toward a full and lasting peace. bruce springsteen wants his name off a lawsuit against a bar in new york city. the american society of composers, authors and publishers is demanding
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licensing fees from where the band played bruce springsteen songs. a statement said he didn't know about the lawsuit and if asked, he would not have been part of the case. the athletes in the u.s. winter games will be well fed. the hospitality studies is sending a group of gourmet chefs to help cook for u.s. teams. it includes a pastry and bakery expert. they also sent a group to beijing. the athletes deserve it. >> you could say that a new jersey woman leaves nothing to spare in the professional bowling world. in today's "breakthrough women" adrian introduces us to a lady that left all of the guys in the gutter. >> hi. may name is carolyn ballard and i've been a professional woman bowler for over 22 years. my friend kelly curlic is a breakthrough woman in sports because she did the
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unbelievable. she was the first woman to win an exemption on the pba tour and just a few weaks ago won the tba tournament of champions. this phenomenal feat that kelly has accomplished has proven that bowling is one of the sports in which men and women can compete at the same level. i believe kelly's accomplishment will inspire every young girl out there, but i want everyone to know that she also inspired me to know that if you work hard, you dedicate yourself and you truly believe in something, dreams do not have to end. they can only continue. such a great message there, isn't it? we are keeping an eye on a court hearing this morning involving an alleged john edwards sex tape and a video that supposedly shows john edwards and his mistress.
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i hope you're having a great friday so far. we want to tell you about that sex tape allegedly featuring john edwards. it will be at center of a court hearing today. former edwards' aide are contesting a restraining order from riel hunter. the video shows a pregnant woman. she gave birth to edwards' daughter, but she claims the tape is from 2006. new for you in 45 minutes we're going to hear from a woman who says her toyota truck just took off and she couldn't stop it, not until it hit a tree so stay tuned for that. a man says that his dog saved his life. 72-year-old john callahan fainted during an evening walk and his dog named buddy, there he s never left his side and kept barking until a neighbor called police. >> people call the police for all kinds of things and apparently somebody was just annoyed by the barking dog that night. they don't know how important that phone call was. >> yes, it was.
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callahan is a diabetic. doctors told him he would have died if he hadn't been found in the half hour after he fainted. a fitting name for that dog, buddy, right? >> definitely. >> the owners of both teams in the super bowl this sunday, they're of course, pretty popular right now, but rafer, it wasn't always like that. >> every team owner it goes through ups and downs with fans, but not like these guys. these owners went from being villains to vilified. first after katrina devastated new orleans in the superdome, there were rumors that saints owner tom benson was going to move the team to another city. benson always denied the, but just those rumors alone made him a hated man with some people in that city, but benson stood by his word. he never moved the team and as you know the city has never been more excited. colts owner jim urse, he wasn't hated, but his dad was for moving the colts in 19 4.
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indy fans are glad they did. they could be looking at winning their second super bowl in four years. >> this is a story lighting up our facebook page. a little bit controversy in the sports illustrated bending forward. women talk sports.com, a website by women for women saying that vaughn is in a sexualized posed and not an action. if it were a man in that pose how would we react? michael phelps was practically nation oated cover and i didn't see a column about that. i say it's great she's on the cover. not bode miller and not sean white, but her. most of you agree with me on the facebook page. carla wrote if lindsay agreed to pose like that, then who else should care. all of these help organizations should just butt out unless the person comes to them or makes the statement to them. cnn.com/rob sin where you want to weigh in.
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speaking of skiing our video of the day, kids do not try this at home. urban skiing, this is in budapest. this has become an internet sensation, over 130,000 have ths guy tied to a car going through the streets filled with snow until he's finally pulled over by the police. susan, i'm not proud to admit t but as a kid we used to do something called stitching. >> were you that good? it looks effortless. >> he was much better than us, but, don't try that at home, kids. that's a look at sports. now we go to bob. the travel updates, a real must on the east coast. how is it looking in the air, bob? >> so far just a couple short delays, you can see the same thing with water skis in the road right now. tower cam out of atlanta. weekend, why not get some rain? showers heavy at times and then breaks out a little bit this
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afternoon and currently 30 to 45-minute delay in atlanta. what about the rest of the region. d.c. metro and short delays half hour to an hour and then grow later this evening as the snow continues to move on in and major problems around the d.c. metro area and philadelphia by this evening the heavy snow plows in and watch for major delays and tomorrow morning, too. charlotte rain and wind. more on that in just a little bit. >> not a good weekend to get out of town. >> looks rough, yeah. a man accused of attacking two people with a samurai sword in atlanta. he slashed a researcher at georgia tech, it happened yesterday. he then injured a campus police officer. >> then we started getting residual of the cap zason bomb that they dropped, it's completely safe. >> he had blood on ohis hand and
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shirt and stuff. both victims listed in stable conditions. some people moved parts of their 401(k) after stocks got volatile. why bonds may soon drop in value. plus, some bison caused a traffic jam on a busy highway. are
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well, it is finally friday, hope you're having a great one so far. glad you're with us i'm susan hendricks in today for robin meade. here's what's coming up new this hour on "morning express." >> i was thinking, am i going to survive this? what is going to happen? am i going to die? >> we have been hearing about the list of complaints against toyota and now one woman is coming forward about her toyota truck accelerating out of control. we have the latest on the winter storm bearing down on the mid-atlantic. flights are being canceled as the region braces for a very
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messy day. but, first, we are now learning that michael jackson's personal physician is not expected to show up at a los angeles court today. is not. last night sources tell "in session's" beth kara of trutv that he should be arrested or allowed to surrender. she explained the charges that murray could face. >> one of the lowest of homicide charges that carries two, three, four years in prison. if he is convicted of a felony it could caused a accusations and he could lose his license to practice medicine. so, the stakes are high for him, not just a prison term, but also his livelihood. >> as you know, michael jackson died last summer under murray's care. he admits he did give the pop star anti-anxiety drugs to help him sleep. it's a real mesout there, planes are grounded and schools
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are closed and people are rushing to get shovels and other emergency supplies. up to two feet of snow may hit parts of the mid-atlantic later today. >> just trying to be prepared. >> i used all my ice in the last big snow. >> photos of the snow in the potomac river from his home, thanks to wayne for that great shot there. storm warnings cover baltimore, washington, d.c., parts of virginia and west virginia. on top of that, a blizzard is expected to slam parts of new jersey and delaware. we go to bob van dillen for much more on this. blizzard conditions we're hearing. new jersey. >> late this afternoon in the evening hours and that lady just said around washington, yeah, after the big snow storm. this one is even bigger. here is your low out of the south and upper level low with all the cold air these two will merge and combine the energy and that zooms off the jersey shore line. look at all the warnings and
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advisories, south jersey through delaware and four to six inches of snow for the ohio valley and also stretching into 8 to 12 of snow when you get to virginia mountains, north carolina and one to two feet in washington through philly. more details on that in just a couple seconds. susan? >> get out the shovel. >> indeed. ten americans are now charged with kidnapping 33 children in haiti. the attorney general's office says under haitian law anyone accused of kidnapping a child is not eligible for bail and conviction on a kidnapping charge carries the maximum of life in prison. they're facing serious time. last night haiti's prime minister told cnn's larry king live the judge in the case has three months to decide whether to prosecute. >> it's clear that these people had been low and what we have to understand if they do it in good faith or if it will lead to other traffics. is it the job of the judge or the jury? >> the haitian government is
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open to transferring the kidnapping case to a u.s. court, but the u.s. has not made that request yet. new this morning, toyota ceo said he is sorry for all the problems with his company's vehicles. money expert jennifer westhoven is watching this news conference and joins us and he says i'm sorry and toyotas are safe. >> the first time we heard directly from the top after millions of cars were recalled and so many people who drive toyotas fearing about getting behind the wheel and a lot of questions and until now we haven't heard from the top. a u.s. safety regulator were saying they were putting toyota under investigation. he formally apologized and said he would work with u.s. investigators, that the company would work with them and that toyota cars are safe. now, keep in mind, we have the gas pedal and floor mats problem, which relates to sudden acceleration, but since then, we also got this second braking
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problem with the toyota prius and that's something, you know, that car, of course, is popular here but also a best seller in japan. no word yet if there will be a recall of priuses. >> that is the latest. jen, thanks. new this morning, north korea announced it will release u.s. missionary for illegally entering the country. robert park has apologized. he was caught crossing the border on christmas day. he carried letters on kim jong-il to free american prisoners and allow huma humaneitarian aid into the country. folks up long the east coast and the southern states everyone bracing for some sort of weather and the only people immune are folks in southern florida. >> for today. they get the thunderstorms overnight tonight like miami.
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calling for 71 around game time and plenty of sunshine by sunday. but overnight tonight through tomorrow morning, bad for southern florida, too. look at this map, it's just a mess. the blues, the greens, the yellows and basically heavy rain and you can see that north of raleigh and all the white is pure snow falling into central parts of virginia and western virginia, too, trying to get in towards d.c. and most evaporating before it hits the ground. roan oak, virginia, here's the way it goes. snow out there already. heavy at times and winter storm warnings in roanoke and calling for probably about eight to ten and maybe as much as 18 inches of snow piling up today, tonight into tomorrow morning. here's d.c., richmond, you can see philly all winter storm warnings and south jersey in towards delaware and that is the blizzard warnings and winds gusting to 50 miles per hour and the blizzard warning for 4:00 p.m. tonight through tomorrow evening. heavy stuff by far.
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south of new york city, but you will get clipped by this, probably three to five inches of snow. not a warning or an advisory yet. i'm thinking later today you'll get that advisory in there. there's the hudson, you're dry for today. what about the west coast. l.a. about to get slammed with heavy rain. we'll get to that in just a bit, too. midwest, snow -- >> it's february, you can tell. >> phoenix, arizona, is the best place to be right now. more on that in a little bit. also a good place to be in south florida because this is one of the most anticipated super bowl in recent memory. the saints and the colts will draw a huge viewing audience with most people voting for the saints. joe carter live in south florida with why this team has become the sentimental favorites. hey, joe. >> hey, what's up, rafer? they are the sentimental favorite because people want to see a city win because of what they have been through. the football team itself for the
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better part of 43 years has been a losing football team and now times are good in new orleans. they won their first nfc championship game and headed to their first super bowl in franchise history and you remember most of the season were actually undefeated but was it wasn't too long ago when we saw the pictures of what hurricane katrina did to that city and did to the super dome. after katrina there was talk of moving the team to another city for good but tom benson declined other offers and reupped the lease with the super dome. the saints after katrina not only helped rebuild that city structurally but also emotionally. rafer, i love this plan. win or lose, win or lose on sunday, the city of new orleans is going to throw a parade for their saints tuesday night in the french quarters. another excuse to have a good time, but i just like the support it shows. win or lose come sunday the super bowl, it's time to show the saints how much the fans
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really appreciate their team and really appreciate their efforts on the football field this season. >> it's a great story whether they win or lose. joe, great story, thanks, we'll check back in with you. >> thanks so much. activists who say they're frustrated by both major parties are meeting for their first-ever convention. how tea partiers want to turn their country around.
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the first national tea party convention starts its first full day today. it kicked off last night in nashville and some 600 activists will hold sessions on safeguarding individual liberties, cutting taxes and opposing president obama's agenda. former gop vice presidential palin will give the keynote speech tomorrow. >> we hope to come away from
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this convention with a clear feeling of where this movement might be able to take this country. ways to straighten out policies in washington so that they more clearly reflect the needs of the people who send them. >> we're a little disgusted with both parties and with what we see going on in washington. when we read our constitution, it doesn't say what exactly is happening today. we feel like we're going in the wrong direction. >> conventioneers are already fired up. here are the comments from tom tancredo on immigration. you now have a choice the dunk or the traditional squeeze play. heinz unveiled a new ketchup packet yesterday. the top can be peeled back.
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the new ketchup packets debut this fall, not out yet. yes, please don't drive and dunk. new this morning the ceo of toyota is apologizing, jen, for all the problems with his company's cars. out for the first time today saying, look, i apologize. >> what is next on this story. we still have no answer for people who are driving the toyota prius and you're hearing all these stories about problems with the brakes that when you're going at a slow speed sometimes you may hit them and they don't seem to respond and what we started to talk about more specifically, too, the lexus hybrid. toyota hasn't gotten any complaints about the lexus hybrid but it's looking at them because they do use similar brakes to the prius. a lot more toyota drivers telling their safety stories and a good reminder. no matter what you drive, what kind of brand. if you have a car problem and after you talk to your dealer and mechanic and for whatever
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reason you think it is a manufacturing problem or might be bigger, file a complaint to the nhtsa. if they get a lot of them, they look into that. you're doing your part for the greater good there. new this morning, 20,000 jobs lost in january that's out from the labor department out just an hour ago but the report showed unemployment coming down to 9.7%, the best showing in four months. you may be thinking, really? the discrepancy between the two different surveys there. the bottom line, the job market is still very tough and the good news if you look at 20,000 jobs lost small compared to what we have seen. most of the job destruction may be behind us. just a few days back from haiti and already some tough news i have to share with you about something known as normal weight obesity. this is what we're talking about.
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people pay attention to their weight and for good reason. important to get on the scale and if your weight seems normal i have decreased my chance of developing all sorts of different problems and you probably have, but, if you have something known as normal weight obesity where your body fat percentage is too high and lean muscle mass is too low you may still be at increased risk. this is sort of the important point here. people who fall in the category of normal weight obesity about four times the risk of developing metabolic syndrome. hypertension and high cholesterol and diabetes. a lot of people focused on this. they guess around 30 million americans may fall in this category right now. so, here's the important thing, first step, probably get your body fat checked. if you're not sure where you fall in this. get it checked. pretty good job of checking it within 10%, better reading in your doctor's office and maybe
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your gym has a machine to test this. men 23% and for women over 33%. the second piece of advice here, depending on what you are doing, you may want to add more resistance training to your workout and interval training and do things to build muscle mass and also, again, changing the percentages in body fat, muscle mass, it helps with that, as well. tuck that term back away. back to you.
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self-help guru james arthur ray has pleaded not guilty in the deaths of three people during the ceremony of three people last year in arizona. now, ray's defense team said everyone knew the risks but prosecutors and families of the victims say he was responsible for their safety. ray's attorney spoke to larry king last night.
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>> he's devastated. you know, this was a tragic accident. nobody, nobody including james could have foreseen consequences anything like this. and, remember, these people who died were his students and his friends. >> hearing the charge confirms that my daughter's gone. it confirms that this just wasn't a tragic accident. our concern all along would be that this man could never do this again. >> people inside the sweat lodge were exposed to extreme temperatures. people were vomiting, collapsing after spending five days fasting and skipping sleep. it has happened again, another alleged mistress of tiger woods said she has proof of her affair with the world's top golfer. rafer weigel, this story keeps on coming. >> keeps on coming and who knows
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how much longter will go. right now this adult film actress claims she has close to 100 text messages that proves she and tiger had a year-long affair. jocelyn james, she said she came forward after her face was among those on a set of gfl balls featuring woods' alleged mistresses and we brought you that story first yesterday. but last night on hln jane velez-mitchell spoke with her lawyer, gloria allred who read some of these texts on the air. >> one says, baby, i'm not going anywhere and you please me like no one ever has or ever will. also, of course, in september of 2009 he sent her a text saying we have a lifetime of this. >> hln has reached out to woods about the texts and have not gotten a response. you know that who dat cheer for the saints, right.
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watch this dog and these folks do the cheer. >> that is one talented beagle. over 130,000 people have watched this on the internet. >> that dog is pretty good. >> who dat. >> thank goodness the nfl relaxed its restrictions so that we can play this and say it on the air. >> thank you. a college student is leading a class action suit against freecreditreport.com. she said the well-known tv ad made her believe the service was free but when she got a report she was automatically charged for months. the better business bureau has gotten more than 11,000 complaints against this site. which runs the seerrvice expeerian. the couple accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard was
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asking a judge to let each other visit each other in jail. they claim they were not guilty of kidnapping the then 11-year-old girl. did you know that the government is storing your baby's dna? we'll explain after the break.
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♪ >> welcome to comcast local edition. i'm donna richardson. and my guest this hour is doug gansler, maryland attorney general. thank you so much for coming in. >> good to be here. thanks. >> we have issues with how we elect our judges, and it's really problematic, so explain to everyone how we can at least address this issue. >> it is problematic. what happens is the governor appoints somebody to be a judge, and then they are on the ball let the very next election, and the problem with that is three-fold. one is we are polite sizing
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people that ought not to be politesized. second, and the supreme court just had a case about this last year, which called in to question, the very nature of campaign contributions to judges. the supreme court said in that particular case, the judge had toe recuse himself because he received money from one of the lawyers that was appearing before him. they didn't say where the line is, but it really points out the problem of these people running for judge, and the first people they call -- in fact the only people they can call are the people that know they are the judge, which are the people that appear before them. and the third problem we have is minorities on the bench. we have 24 jurisdictions in maryland. two are ma joerty/minority.
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>> this problem has a problem, but it's not in that contested election format. >> excellent. moving along the chesapeake bay is under attack from so many different areas. explain the no discharge zone. >> every year i have one sort of priority bill environment, and we passed the last three, and they have all had different impacts. this year we are trying to deal with human waist. so that they dump holding takens in to the water. it's not the big problem, but it does contribute 1% of all of the nitrogen. most boaters have tanks that bring in to the arena, and it goes in to the wastewater treatment system. look, you wouldn't want to be in the bathtub with 1% of human
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waste, or be in the pool, so we want to make sure the whole chesapeake bay is a no discharge zone. >> making salvia illegal. >> that's a drug they sell in ocean city and college campuses. it is illegal in all of the states. kids have died from using it. if you type it in on youtube, you will see kids filming each other using it. today it is legal to be sold in maryland to 9-year-old, 8-year-old kids, and they do buy it. so we want to make that illegal for at least for juveniles here in the state of maryland. >> excellent. unfortunately we have run out of time, but thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> if you are interested in what comcast is doing community, go to on-demand and click go to
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on-demand and click "get local."
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you know what that means the new york stock exchange is now open for business today on this friday. waste management inc. is ringing the opening bell. 212,000 people were killed in last month's earthquake in haiti, according to the country's prime minister who also says more than a million were made homeless by the earthquake and more than 300,000 people were injured. another million people were already homeless before that massive earthquake. the man who toppled the senate health care bill with his special election victory was
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sworn in yesterday. massachusetts republican scott brown took the late ted kennedy senate seat leaving them one vote short of a filibuster majority. congress should start over on health care reform. those were the top stories. so good to see you on this friday. i'm susan hendricks. in case you're just waking up, here's what you missed. earlier this morning the ceo of toyota apologized for all of the problems with his company's cars. the first news conference since the company recalled millions of cars around the world last month. he insists toyotas are safe and he hasn't decided to recall the prius but ordered the company to deal with the problem quickly. a california woman said her toyota tundra accelerated out of control last year. she suffered neck and back injuries when her truck jumped the curb and hit a tree. >> as soon as i touched the accelerator, it just, it just jumped.
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i mean it just went. it went over the curb and there was nothing i could do. i was too close to the curb to be able to do anything. and i pressed the brakes. i did, i did everything that i thought i could and i couldn't get my car to stop. >> she says she is now considering legal action. the terror suspect accused of trying to blow up a plane on christmas day is helping the u.s. search for a radical cleric. abdullmutallab is on the right. it may provide fresh clues to capturing the cleric in yemen. he has been tied to the 9/11 hijackers. it was a combination of pneumonia and prescription drugs that killed actress britney murphy. murphy's death was, in fact, an accident. seit did not say what type of drugs murphy used but all
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prescription medications. the 32-year-old star of "clueless" and other movies collapsed in her hollywood home in december. she did not abuse prescription drugs and they will talk more about her tragic death tonight on cnn's "larry king live." the first ever national tea party convention is going on right now in nashville. last night former congressman tom ten credo kicked things off with a speech slamming immigrants. >> people who could not even spell the word vote or say it in english put a committed sociolog in the white house his name is barack hussein obama. >> folks familiar with the tea party movement tend to like what they're seeing. a cnn research opinion poll
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shows overall 33% of the public has a favorable view of the tea party movement. that is higher than the 26% who said they have an unfavorable view. fresno, california, tops the list when it comes to drinking alcohol. the drunkest city in the country. it looked at things like liver disease and dui crashes. also on top of that last reno, nevada, and billings, montana. boston is on the least city along with yonkers, rochester and salt lake city. >> i used to live up in syracuse and let's just say there wasn't a lot to do up there in the winter time when it was so snowy. >> boston, maybe the colder cities, who knows. the study was done. interesting study. >> good stuff. >> we're talking about the huge winter storm, folks on the east coast really bracing for it. >> a monster. you have the freezing rain, heavy rain and the snow and everything moving eastward and look how wide this thing is.
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upper level low and still back across the plains and the surplsu surface low generating all the rain. look at all the green and yellows come right out of the panhandle of florida right towards georgia and the carolinas and hits the cold air mass and condenses right to snow and heavy at times. all kind of winter storm warnings through virginia all the way back up to the mason dixon and back to indianapolis and all the blue/green shaded areas. k.c. south of chicago and then picks up around the ohio valley and into areas like d.c. who gets the bullseye? let me show you this map. pretty impressive over the next 24 to 36 hours. one and a half feet to two feet of snow between washington and philadelphia. even the west virginia mountains could top over two feet of snow. where is the snow located right
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now? let me get back to the maps. virginia towards maryland and the heavy stuff approaching towards d.c. and not hitting the ground yet. give it to noontime and after that and heavier snow move in and then late in the afternoon for philadelphia and evening to overnight for new york city. blizzard warnings out there in jersey down towards delaware and reason why, winds gusting at 50 miles per hour and heavy rain coming out of the gulf of mexico and nice squall line through tallahassee and now moving up towards the north and you can see it there and out west all snow and nebraska towards iowa and stretching right towards kansas city and farther out west across the coast, more rain right around the bay area stretching in towards l.a. and in towards las vegas, as well. take you live to miami. if you're traveling down here for the super bowl. rain and thunderstorms overnight. and now kind of a dreary day. by sunday things look fine. 71 degrees and mostly sunny and weather not a factor in the super bowl. keep that in mind while you're wagering legally.
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$250,000 snow machine. it's a melter. look at this thing, looks like a dumpster and puts it in and melts it out and turns into water. they have so much snow they don't know what to do with it. >> they should have thought of it earlier. great invention. >> there you go. let's go to wall street now. the dow had its worst day since last april, stephanie. any chance we're going to make some of that back today? >> well, we started in the green, susan. not looking that way right now. stocks improved after we got that big jobs report for january despite the report that the economy lost 20,000 more jobs in january and revised 150,000 in december, more than originally thought. instead, investors going into the opening were focusing on the positive. the unexpected drop in the unemployment rate from 9% in december to 9.7% in january. it counts those people who aren't officially looking for work or given up on the search fell from more than 17% to
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16.5%. so, are you looking for work? you might want to think about trying dollar general. the retail announced plans to hire 5,000 new workers to staff 600 new locations and dollar general has done well during the recession luring consumers with discounted merchandise. facebook has reached another milestone a day after its sixth anniversary. it's registered its 400 millionth friends. if facebook would be a country, it would be the third most populous in the world. >> if you're a wanted fugitive, don't post anything on there, you'll get caught. >> good point. we're watching a court hearing this morning involved an alleged john edwards sex tape. a judge could decide today what happens to the video that allegedly shows edwards and his
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mistre mistress. >> if it wasn't for criminals like him, it would make our job much harder. led police right to him on facebook.
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a sex tape allegedly featuring john edwards will be at the center of a court hearing today. andrew young and his wife are contesting a restraining order now from reille hunter. the video shows a pregnant woman. hunter gave back to edwards' daughter back in 2008. she claims the tape was from 2006. we have been talking about tim tebow's super bowl commercial and it has stirred up controversy. joe carter hit the streets to get some of your views.
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>> tim tebow and his mother, pam, are set to air a commercial during super bowl. antiabortion commercial. is this an appropriate place to have an antiabortion commercial? >> yes. >> why? >> think about how many people are actually watching the super bowl. that's your audience that you need to reach. different people, different backgrounds, different experiences and to get a message like that when you're not really prepared for it could sit in versus how many people are going to watch a show with that. >> is this an appropriate place and time to air a commercial? >> good with me. >> good with you? >> sure. >> why? >> because i think it's a good message to get out. >> it's a family event. i just think that is not a time or place to put out your religious views or how you feel. >> we all have different choices and that's okay as long as you're not inflicting your own personal ideas. you should change this when you're wrong for this but, no, give us the information.
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give us the information and let us choose. >> there's free speech and i think free speech could happen anywhere at any time, even if it's during the super bowl. >> i'm joe carter and i'll see you on the street. little haleigh cummings' stepmom is working to get out of jail. what are the chances of that, her getting out? >> she is in jail on those drug charges and one man is offering to put up her bail. he is a california bounty hunter. there is a catch with this one. we'll be hearing from him next hour. we'll take you to shark valley, but those aren't sharks, they're alligators, big one and people walk right up to them. then we take you to britain, as well. new kind of hardware at the neighborhood pub. some glasses, there they are, may save billions of dollars when it comes to health care. suzen? >> melissa, thanks so much. a major traffic pileup in
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california was caused by what else but a group of bison. the bison escaped from a wild animal farm near the highway. one driver said he couldn't believe his eyes when he saw the buffalo. >> i rolled across i-49 with the cruise control on and the tunes on and i am looking at a half a dozen buffalo in the middle of 149 and i tagged one of them. >> imagine seeing that. four of the buffalo were killed in the accident. police was looking to see if there was any negligence involved by the farm. star wars storm troopseers invaded times square yesterday. imagine walking to work in manhattan and seeing this. an army of guys in white armor carrying ray guns. all part of a promotion for an athletic shoe company. would you send in an ireport to us. go to cnn.com/robin to learn how you can do that. not some encouraging news here.
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you can hit the gym all you want and it could not help at all what could be stopping some people from seeing results.
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good friday to you. you're not going to like this story too much. some of you may train and not see any improvement in your enduran endurance. that is because of the genetic makeup in one in five people. researchers warn that is no excuse to hang up your running shoes, you still have to hit the gym. in fact, they say the new findings can help people develop a new personalized individual routine. a california city wants to break the record for the biggest cheeseberi cheeseburger in the state. the current guy wants to make a 250-pound cheese burger. it will take four guys to cook that and some big racks to flip it. sliced up and given away in time for the super bowl. >> i see that is man teaka,
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doesn't that mean fat in spanish? >> i'm not too sure, we'll have to check on that. >> i have friends who live there, no disrespect to the region, i just find it ironic that the story came from there. >> he is beating his own record. whatever makes you happy. let's talk about the super bowl and the own oers. they're not always as well liked as they are now. >> every owner goes through the up and downs with the fan base but these guys went from being villains now to heroes. first starting with the saints after katrina devastated new orleans and specifically the super dome. tom benson wanted to move the team to another city, benson denied it but the rumors aloned ru , the city has never been more excited. colts owner wasn't hated so much, but his father definitely was for moving the colts from baltimore to indy on a snowy
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night in 1994. indy fans are glad they did. they could win their second super bowl in four years. this story leaves me scratching my head. controversy over the latest "sports illustrated" cover featuring lindsay vonn. womentalksports.com is mad saying vonn is in a sexualized pose and is not in action. if it was a man in that pose, how would we react? my take is michael phelps posed practically naked and i didn't see a column protesting that. i say it's great she's on the cover. what to you guys think? most of you guys seem to agree with me. it's not like she's licking her lips or wearing lingerie, she looks like a beautiful, strong, athletic woman. steve posted what is wrong with people? it's a skiing pose. where are their minds at? all right, thanks, guys.
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cnn.com. speaking of skiing, urban skiing in bucharest. kids, do not try this at home. an internet sensation. over 130,000 people have watched it. this guy it's become an internet sensation. as you can see, this guy is tied to a car going through the streets of bucharest. eventually they are -- they thought it was good enough to be put on tv. we we have a lot to talk about. dr. conrad murray will show up here outside of the l.a. courthouse, even if charges against them haven't been filed. earlier today, "in session's" beth said that negotiations broke down for murray and as you know, michael jackson died under his care. he admits that he gave the pop
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star anti-anxiety drugs to help him relax. also developing today, the huge storm that we're looking at and hopefully you're not stuck in it. bob is here to tell you about. >> if you're flying this evening or tonight, philadelphia, whack ton, d.c., new york, you're going to get slowed down. some of the airports may be shut down in d.c. and baltimore. snow moving on later today. we have a half hour delay in atlanta. d.c., you're going to get slammed mainly this afternoon. as the wind comes in, watch for more delays out west and down south as well. delay with rain in charlotte, philadelphia your snow comes in later today. a foot to foot and a half of snow near philadelphia. san francisco, los angeles, heavy downpours off and on. you'll get the latest as well. more in half an hour.
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it looks like john travolta is back in a big way. he's going on a shooting spree to stop the bad guys. he joins us in a few minutes with reviews. you don't want to miss that.
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♪ >> welcome to comcast local edition. i'm donna richardson. and my guest this hour is doug gansler, maryland attorney general. thank you so much for coming in. >> good to be here. thanks. >> we have issues with how we elect our judges, and it's really problematic, so explain to everyone how we can at least address this issue. >> it is problematic. what happens is the governor appoints somebody to be a judge, and then they are on the ball let the very next election, and the problem with that is three-fold. one is we are polite sizing
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people that ought not to be politesized. second, and the supreme court just had a case about this last year, which called in to question, the very nature of campaign contributions to judges. the supreme court said in that particular case, the judge had toe recuse himself because he received money from one of the lawyers that was appearing before him. they didn't say where the line is, but it really points out the problem of these people running for judge, and the first people they call -- in fact the only people they can call are the people that know they are the judge, which are the people that appear before them. and the third problem we have is minorities on the bench. we have 24 jurisdictions in maryland. two are ma joerty/minority.
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>> this problem has a problem, but it's not in that contested election format. >> excellent. moving along the chesapeake bay is under attack from so many different areas. explain the no discharge zone. >> every year i have one sort of priority bill environment, and we passed the last three, and they have all had different impacts. this year we are trying to deal with human waist. so that they dump holding takens in to the water. it's not the big problem, but it does contribute 1% of all of the nitrogen. most boaters have tanks that bring in to the arena, and it goes in to the wastewater treatment system. look, you wouldn't want to be in the bathtub with 1% of human
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waste, or be in the pool, so we want to make sure the whole chesapeake bay is a no discharge zone. >> making salvia illegal. >> that's a drug they sell in ocean city and college campuses. it is illegal in all of the states. kids have died from using it. if you type it in on youtube, you will see kids filming each other using it. today it is legal to be sold in maryland to 9-year-old, 8-year-old kids, and they do buy it. so we want to make that illegal for at least for juveniles here in the state of maryland. >> excellent. unfortunately we have run out of time, but thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> if you are interested in what comcast is doing community, go to on-demand and click go to
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