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good morning, i'm natasha in for robin meade this morning. a shocking shooting. we are dealing for more details about the suspect. tiger woods is back home with his wife and kids. does this mean they are patching things up? some say this -- look at this. is it a raccoon. the man suspected of shooting two cops outside the pentagon subway station last night has died. it's what the "associated press"
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is reporting. he's linked to the internet postings that showed resentment for the u.s. military. he calmly approached the officers and shot at them before they exchanged fire. >> he did not say a word. according to the officers, i interviewed two of three of them now. he walked up very cool. no distress, no emotion in his face. it's typical for someone to reach for a pass to show it. he reached for his pocket and he came out with a gun. the two officers are being treated in a hospital. as for the hundreds of thousands of people traveling, it will close one of the busiest transit stations. they will be able to pass through the pentagon rail station. they will not be able to pick up or drop off riders. in chile, a 6.3 magnitude
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aftershock scared people out of bed. this video shows what it already looked like there. so far, no word of new damage or injuries from the aftershock. toyota is accused of with holding crash data. what's this about? jennifer westhoven has been tracking these developments. >> good morning. thanks for joining us this friday morning. crash data, something like a black box in the plane but it's in the car. it showed if they were hitting the brakes or the gas. maybe clues about what's causing the ruaway cars sudden acceleration. toyota has been secretive and refused to share the data with the victims and survivors. >> meanwhile, dozens more drivers are complaining their
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car sped up after going to the dealership to be fixed. toyota is making it a top priority to investigate the complaints. >> all right. thanks so much. protest over education budget cuts turn chaotic. they struggled with police in rite gear. they tried to shut down interstate 80. students and teachers say the budget cuts and fee hikes hurt more than just their wallets. >> been here about six years. i have watched the steady decrease in the quality of work in my students. they don't have the time to put effort into their work if they didn't have to work several jobs while going to school full time. >> some of the protesters are
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just learning to read and write. that story is 15 minutes away. the grief stricken parents of chelsea king are calling for tougher laws on child molesters. >> we are going to do everything in our power to work to change the way people like this are dealt with. so that they can't be let -- be let free to roam around and hurt our children. >> police didt initially look at gardner as the suspect. he was registered as a sex offender 55 miles away. he's charged with trying to rape a jogger in the same park. he's investigated in the
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dispeerns of another girl last year. tiger woods returned home to florida. there are reports his wife elin is there, too. joe carter is in for rafer with more on his apparent return. hey. >> good morning. this might be an indication tiger is one step closer to rebuilding his relationship. after three months, they returned to their home in florida. several media outlets are reporting this morning the family is all back under the same roof. this is two weeks after tiger's public apology and week together in family therapy. tiger has been seen backn the practice range and what appears to be preparation for his return to the spo of golf. >> see you soon. here's a headline that's less than 140 characters. twitter reached a milestone of 10 billion tweets. it took less than four years.
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5 billion four months ago. giga tweet is 199 days away. we don't know what the n billionth tweet says. it belongs to a protected user. >> you don't tweet, do you? >> i don't tweet, but i'm trying to get with the lingo. tweeting. >> i just got facebook. nobody wants to know what i'm doing. let me show you what's happening in the northeast. a shot of energy from the north. light snow, light rain working through that region. the capital looks good. it's going to be dry for you today. zooming in toward new york, not much happening in new york city. it's all up to the north. light snowfalling around boston. most of it is south of town. light nuisance, rain, snow, windy conditions. uld see air travel delays in
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boston. freeze warnings down to south georgia and a frost warning outside of miami. florida flirting with the freezing mark. 32 degrees fahrenheit is freezing. it's 44 in tampa. the rest of the temperares are below freezing. 30 in atlanta and 29 in charlotte. that's it. we'll talk more about the weather. good to see you on a friday. >> it's friday, thank goodness. passengers panicked when waves hit the cruise ship. we have video of the moment it happened. plus, hear from people on the ship. there could be new hope for people looking for a job. an emergency plan in the works.
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here is the latest from a news conference going on right now on last night's shooting at the pentagon. they don't have a motive. he has previous issues with the
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law. he drove to the pentagon. they found his car. it's impounded. police say he was well educated. there's surveillance video police looked at. the whole attack happened in 11 minutes. he acted alone. he showed up at the pentagon, he was well-dressed. we're going to ntin to monitor the news conference and bring you the latest. it just ended. we'll give you a recap very soon. now, this is new video of the cruise ship that was hit by giant waves off the coast of spain. you can hear people screaming in the background. you can see the water rushing in. two people died in it. the waves were about 26 feet high. we are hearing from the passengers. listen. >> translator: thereas a big sound and a wave hit. at that point, we didn't see anything. when we left the cabin, it
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flooded everything. some cabins were totally flooded. >> water and people took to a screaming fest. it was not nice. >> now, here is more video. that's water you see running down the stairwell. look at that. it was going from barcelona to italy. this was the last day of the trip. investigators are looking into what happened. hey, if you are struggling to find a job now, a new jobs bill could be an opportunity. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> hey. we are going to have a big report on the jobs market coming out in about two hours. the $15 billion bill gives tax incentives to companies who hire people out of work. there's fundsing for highway and transit. there's also a tax break for
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companies investing in new equipment. it gos to the senate. it's expected to tackle that next week. good news on the bailout. first of all, more of your money is coming back to taxpayers. in this case, a little profit, too. the treasury sold 1.5 billion in securities. bank of america paid back everything it borrowed. by selling warrants, the treasury made extra. back to you. >> thanks so much. finding a job in this economy can be tough. some companies are specifically hiring convicted felons. that's new for you in 20 minutes. "american idol" con tes tent tants are down to six people. ♪ i got a feeling ♪ that tonight's gonna be a goods night ♪
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♪ that tonight's gonna be a good night. that, of course was their version of the black-eyed peas. four contestants had to go home. >> after america's vote, the person leaving us tonight is john park. todd, you are safe for anothe week. the person who is safe, andrew. that means jermaine, it's the end of the line for you u buddy. >> dede, you are save. that means it's the end of the road for michelle. the girl who is leaving us tonight is haeley. lacey you -- >> the semifinals will continue through next week. in a contest of man versus train, it's usually no contest. today, an incredible rescue to
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talk about. why the men who saved him say it almost didn't happen. also, the player who threw this punch in a women's college basketball game is headed to the bench. we're going to tell you the punishment.
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students in california and dozens of other states protesting drastic budget cuts and tuition hikes. california is set to cut $1
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billion from the college and university city. richard lui is looking into the impact of the plan cuts. good morning. >> it is an early morning. good morning to you. they are protesting. california's public universities are a relative bargain when you compare their fees to other state scols. the bargain, it's going down. the average for in-state fees of california's four-year public colleges was almost $6,00. that's up more than 10% from last year if you look at the numbers. e college board found that california state schools are still in the lower price range in the united states. tuition there could top $10,000 by the fall. vermont is the high esz. tuition costs there, just over $12,000 each year. the student protesters are not old enough to drive. we are talking second graders
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here. >> good observation. they are slashing money for elementary and high school. some second graders in hollywood hills wrote protest letters to governor arnold schwarzenegger even though many of them can't pronounce his name. one called him snortsnagger. >> they are cutting the library, they are cutting the music. >> i'm really worried about it. >> i'm concerned you will make our teachers, our mom and dad lose their jobs. please don't make them -- >> the school lost an assistant principal and office staffers. the letter writing campaign was not the children's idea, so we have heard. >> thanks so much. we'll continue to watch this. talk to you soon. the female college basketball player who punched an opponent in the face is in for
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punishment. joe carter has more. >> basketball is a very physical game, athletes lose their cool. when you take it to the next level and throw a punch, it's a place you don't want to go. baylor university's threw a punch and broke opponents nose. her coach suspended her for the first game of the postseason. two games for the punch. natasha, you have to see this video. jason terry, who plays for dallas is lucky he didn't lose his eye. during a game last night, he got elbowed in the face. the shot to his head left his eye nearly swollen shut. he's going into surgery this morning to fix the eye. he cracked his left orbital bone. didn't know what that was. rounds in the big apple last
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night. wento t rangers game and stopped by "the late show" to reads the top ten. >> number nine -- >> somebody else dear, i'm twittering. >> number six. >> i bought us a toyota bobsled. >> number two. >> stop breathing on my neck. >> the four-men team featured in this week's sports illustrated. you think you have more game than women on the basketball court, if so, the phoenix mercury want to see it. they will hold try outs for an all male practice squad. >> bring it. >> they are looking to fill 15 spots. if you get the job, you are going to scrimmage and train with the team for the entire wmba season. >> i want to see them get dunked
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on. see you soon. how are robin's wake up calls working for you? she's not here today, but you still got one. call one time to 888-robin-hln and it will ask you what time you want the call monday through friday's. that's it. full body scan machines are headed to the country's major airports. what your options are, if you choose not to step inside one.
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cnn confirmed the suspect in the shooting outside the pentagon subway station last night is dead. two cops were grazed in the ens dent. john patrick conley walked up to the officers and started shooting. the subway station will be closed while the fbi investigates. a powerful 6.3 aftershock hit near concepcion chile. it already took a beating before that. dozens more toyota drivers
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say a recall fix from the company isn't working. the government says more than 60 people reported continued acceleration problems. toyota is confident in the fix and will follow up on the complaints. those are the headlines we are following for you. hey, students and teachers across the u.s. protested huge budget cuts. this is one rally in atlanta. we are going to show you that in a sec. the tough budget losses lawmakers face. >> lawmakers in georgia are considering a $300 million budget cut to higher education plus a 35% tuition hike. some students say the state's budget problem should be fixed in other ways. take a listen. >> i'm sorry but the education of mine and our children and the future generations are more important than a tax on a cigarette. go sin tax. >> raising taxes on sin items is
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one option. many states have budget holes, $42 billion in california. the sin taxes may not be enough to bridge the gap. >> georgia lawmakers may be getting a budget battle. >> they are saying the legislature may be trying some scare tactics by proposing massive cuts. it can you not want to cut it so severely. other lawmakers are saying there are no other options. >> somebody ought to be asking the question, when are we going to put higher education in the unaffordable category for average, middle class parents. >> we don't have a chase. we have to balance the budget. >> i don't hear anywhere i go folks want their taxes raised. >> what we are hearing is the proposed plan cuts salaries for all higher education employees and cost each student an extra $1,000 in fees.
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>> it's going to be tough. a lot of students are already pinching fees. >> good point. the mother of a murdered california teen wants to put these monsters away forever. a convicted child molester is charged with raping and murdering chelsea. her body was found in a shallow grave outside san diego tuesday. >> i think there's predator that is live right next door and you don't know it. it's a terrible statement on society. we need to change that. we should be able to go out and run in our parks without fear. >> police didn't initially look at john gardner. he was registered as sex offender 55 miles away. he's charged with trying to rape a jogger in that same park in december. he's being investigated for the disappearance of another girl. organizers in houston
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expected a few hundred people yesterday but 3,000 job seekers lined up. >> it's a very, very, very hard thing that people still look at what you did in the past and not what you can do in the future. >> i hire felons and i will continue to hire felons. everybody deserves a second chance. because of the overwhelming turn out, they plan to hold another job fair in the near future. all right. bob was saying we have a couple air travel delays today. what's causing all that? hey bob. >> decent weather. last friday, a blizzard and the one before was a storm across the northeast. the trough of low pressure is between new york and boston. the clouds are wrapped up with that. a little light snow. new england, it's snow south of
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boston. hardly any of that is reaching the ground. it's going to be a nuisance for you for most of the morning. boston, picking up light snow. i don't think it's going to be as far to the south or west to new york city. live to ny, the big apple for the weekend. looks good. gray skies. temperatures 42 degrees. cloudy skies for most of the day and clearing for the night. farther south, how about florida? this is the sixth burrow. some of the temperatures are below freezing. the major cities not quite there. 43 in tampa. 39 in orlando. warming up to low 60s for those areas. miami, cool start for you. 45 in miami. 43 outside of there. 30 in atlanta. 29 in nashville. 29 in charlotte.
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look at this around utah. wisconsin, back toward colorado, light snow coming in. light snow as well. looking for two to three inches of snow in the highest elevations. more in a bit. >> is it me or is florida having unusually cold weather lately? >> we had windchill advisories yesterday morning. just frost and freeze warnings this morning. it's definitely cold. >> thanks so much. we are counting down the hours before the academy awarts. "a serious man" is getting a lot of buzz. >> you knew about it? >> well -- >> they must have faked out. they knew i could go on winning so they blackballed me. >> what did you do with the money you won? what's going on? >> in "a serious man" he tries to make sense of what's going wrong with his family. it's the latest from the cohen
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brothers who won four oscars. you may have cut back on your spending when the recession hit. a lot of you are going shopping and buying again. men will do stupid things to impress a girl. there's research to prove it.
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♪ well, you probably noticed at the gym or beach men do silly things to interest a woman. scienceproves it. when young men are being watched by pretty girls, they take physical risks to impress them. it's triggered by a surge in
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testosterone. they embarrass themselves quite a bit. hey, more people are opening their wallets at the mall last month. it's a welcome change for retailers. jennifer westhoven is here. >> i bet you see that, a guy smashes himself. >> yeah. >> these numbers were surprising and surprisingly good. even with all the snow last month, people were out in force at the malls. the most amount of shopping since the recession starting. we call it good news in a bad economy. spring clothes were a big hit. and, for a long time, we have been talking about they were only good at discounters. they were good across the board. ross stores did well and nordstroms. it's a good sign for the economy overall.
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analysts are saying we are still being frugal. 2000 toyota workers came together for a pep rally at the company's headquarters in japan. doesn't look the way our pep rallies look. no pompons. another 7,000 employees watched from toyota plants around the world. they assured the crowd toyota is working hard to win back customer support. it's their version of black flips. >> got it. thank you. how do you help millions of people who don't have health care? a surgeon in kentucky is doing it one person at a time. it makes andy moore our hero of the week. >> when i went to see dr. moore, this is what he seen. would you like to see it?
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i developed skin cancer from too much sun exposure. i have a hard time looking at this photo now. >> it was so far advanced, eventually, it would have killed him. he felt he could not afford to have the surgery. in this economic time, our friends and family can't wait. they need this health care now. >> all right, bud. how are you doing? >> a little nervous. >> you'd be crazy if you weren't nervous. >> he's back for the operation to reconstruction his nose. i'm dr. andy moore. i perform free surgical procedures on people with no health insurance. i started 26 years ago. i would make a call to a hospital saying i have somebody i'm going to do for free. >> this is michael wild. >> it became more complex with computers, hmos and insurance
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companys. they don't have health insurance. i think it's our duty to help them as often as we can. it's what i went into medicine for, taking care of people and not expecting anything in return for it. >> for more information on dr. moore's work or nominate someone as a hero, go to cnn.com/robin. those in the golf world are waiting for tiger to return. one says the sport will be just fine without woods. >> wait until you see what happens when this guy falls down on the train tracks.
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hey, let's get a check of the headlines in this mornings papers. people in arizona say they have had enough. the state decided to close rest stops. they are flooding the state with complaints. according to the paper, four other states dids the same.
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the son of the president may be the owner of $44 million of waterfront property in dubai. the l.a. times is looking at the state of reality tv. the show titled "pretty wild" has continued. one is accused of burglarizing celebrities homes. a man fell on light rail tracks. check out this surveillance video. the man loses his balance. two police assistants rush to save him. you can see a headlight getting closer, see that? >> we really didn't have the time to think about it. it was something we saw in front of us. if we would have thought about it, the whole situation would have been different. >> according to the transit report, the man who fell was
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intoxicated. man, talk about a lucky save there, bob. >> he was intoxicated? i never would have guessed that judging by the video. >> he's lucky. >> good morning to you. friday, so far, things are starting off on a good note. air travel is going to be decent. we have light wind and snow. logan, poor visibility and gusty winds. denver, light snow working through. 30 minute delays possible. same with salt lake city. rain mixed in. short delays in san francisco, about a half hour to hour delays, because of the morning fog. the rest of the country looks good. it's cold in florida. we are looking at light snow across the rockies. more on that in about 20 minutes. >> thank you. >> all right. firefighters are prepared for pretty much anything. they rescued this black little cat from a house fire in canada yesterday, they gave it oxygen
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to help it recover. look at that. it's lucky. several other cats in the home did not survive. no people were hurt. a woman was shocked to open up her phone bill and see a charge for $67,000. the company told her it was legit. new for you, how she fought back and got the charges dropped. i would want to fight, too. 67,000, that's a lot. a famous golf announcer is down playing tiger's absence. hey, joe. >> he's approaching 25 years of broad kastzer. he says this year will be special with or without tiger woods. he's on the right. the game is bigger than tiger woods and the doom and gloom fearers don't understand the sport of golf. tiger stepping away from the game is not the end of the
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world. when asked about how worried he is about the masters without tiger he said are you kidding me? i'm not worried at all. brett favre doesn't know if he's going to return to football or retire. >> this is a solid gold watch. it was given to me last may by nbc. i can't use it. i figure i will give this to you as a retirement gift. congratulations to you. >> thank you, but i haven't made a decision, yet. i'll take the watch. >> you know what that means? he's staying. congratulations! congratulations! yes. one more year! one more year! >> i bet he's coming back. he's got to come back. >> the wheatty's box goes to
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lindsey vonn. white and wescott will represent the breakfast of that got stuck around its head. apparent thehark was hungry. that frisbee probably kept it from eating, too. once it was free, it swam away from divers to find its next meal. 150 body scanners going out to u.s. airports today. the transportation security administration said boston and chicago ll get new machines this weekend. the other airports will be revealed today.
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they hope to send out nearly 500 units by the end of the year. if you decline the scans, you may get patted down or face other tests. hey, if you're running late, you might not be ready for robin's wake-up call. even if she's not here, you still get them. indicate what time you want to wake up, monday through friday and you're de. dop it today so you don't have anything to worry about come monday morning. prit. 1,000 passengers onboard a ferry heard a voice onboard the loud speakers, everye moved to the front. as far as the eye could see, there was nothing but ice.
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hey, it's friday. natasha curry in for robin meade this morning. tiger woods is back home from therapy, but does this really mean that he and his wife elin are patching things up? and -- >> i don't want her to ever be forgotten. i want her light to shine forever. >> parents in mourning open up about their teenage daughter's death and talk about what should be done to stop it from happening to another family.
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the man suspected of shooting two cops outside the pentagon subway station last night is dead. authorities think john patrick bedell acted alone and while he don't have a motive for the shooting, bedell is linked to internet postings that showed resentment for the military. the pentagon police chief says he calmly approached the two officers before he shot at them. apparently the suspect is not in the d.c. area. >> it appears he's had some issues in the past. he has had a couple of contacts with the law. he's a very well educated individual. right now we don't know if we have a motive yet. there is no indication at this point that there are any domestic or international terrorism connections to this at l. probably at this time it appears to be a single individual who had issues. >> the two officers who exchanged fire with bedell were grazed in the shooting and are being treated at a hospital. in about a half hour we'll
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play audio clips of what is apparently bedell raling against the government. stick around noor. a few hours ago an aftershock after chile's coast scared people right out of bed. one of the cities that felt it is concepcion. what it already looked like there. a mess. meanwhile, the death toll may be lower than first thought. chilean officials say it can conform more than 200 deaths and consider those people missing. toyota accused of withholding crash data that might explain sudden acceleration problems. jennifer westhoven is tracking developments. >> reporter: did you know your car may have something like a black box? like a plane does? >> no. >> i didn't eier. some toyotas do. those involved in the crashes with the sudden acceleration, toy yaet ta not sharing that data. the data might show shthe driver wars hitting the brake or gas
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pedal or just what may be causing this. maybe details that could help sof the problem, but an associated press investigation found that toyota has been secretive and has frequently refused to share the data with victims and survivors. now, toyota says, well we share it with safety regulators, meanwhile, there are dozens more toyota drivers who say their cars are speeding up out of control after they've had them fixed. so it really brings up a lot of questions. is this really resolved? the number of people who said to the government they've had a problem like this is now up to 60 people now. toyota is making it a top priority to quickly investigate complaints. natasha, back to you. >> their hands are full. education cuts turned chaot chaotic. protests in dozens of states across the country, highlighted in dark blue. take a look. demonstrators at the university of california-davis scuffled
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with police in riot gear. police fired pepper spray at the crowd and arrested one woman. protesters also tried to shut down interstate 80 and got as far as an exit ramp. students and teachers say the budget cut and fee hikes hurt more than just their wallets. >> been here about six years and i've watched the sort of steady decrease in the quality of work with my students. they don't have the time to put as much effort into their work as they could. they didn't have to work several jobs at the same time. while going to school full time. >> some of the protesters are so young they're just learning to read and write. you're going to meet some of the second grade, taking a stand. that story is about 15 minutes away. grief-stricken parents of california teen chelsea king are calling for tougher laws against sexual president ters after a convicted child molester was charged with rape and murder in the death of their17-year-old daughter. >> we are going to do everything in our power to work to change
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the way people like this so that they can't be let -- be let free to roam around, and hurt our children. >> police didn't initially look at suspect john gardner, registered a as a sex offender 55 miles away. also charged with trying to rape a jogger in that same park in december and investigated in the disappearance of another girl last year. tiger woods returned to his home in florida a reports his wife elin is there too. what's going on? joe carter is in with more on they are apparent return. hey, joe. >> good morning. this might be an indication that tiger is one step closer to rebuilding his relationship with wife elin after three moss away from their home, elin and the kids returned, and several media outlets including "people"
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magazine reporting the family is all back under one roof. this only two week afrs tiger's, of course, public apology and a week together in family therapy pip tying hear been seen back on the practice range in what appears to be preparation for his return to the sport of golf. of course, we're waiting for that. natasha, back in a few minutes with sports and see you then. >> thanks. a cincinnati woman got stair scared and then angry when socked with a more than $60,000 bill. she was not warned about the overage fees, and then when she got an attorney and he contacted the phone company, it eventually cancelled the charges. hmm. $67,000. i might get that for texting, but that's not quite that, i don't think, bob. >> complain and they drop the charges. good to know. >> yes it is. hey, bob. >> good morning. show you what's happening northeast.
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same situation from yesterday. big area of low pressure way off the coast. but rotating pockets of energy driving down through new england in towards new york city. you can see light rain, light snow just off the coast. clouds rotating into the nation's capital, too. what it looked like a couple minutes ago. time lapse from washington, d.c. the tway will look most of date. clouds coming in, coming out, mid-40s for you. a mid deck of clouds coming through. anticipating not many delays. time lapse here. 45, 47, the high temperature up there. what about the bona fide light rain and snow? nuisance, throughout from new jersey through long island, hunds valley, connecticut, hartford reporting light showers, same with rhode island and boston. white stuff south of boston. radar having a tough time picking it up. windy conditions might see a delay at the airport because of this. then down to the south. freeze warning until 8:00 for a good chunk of florida. 39 now in orlando. 37 interior sections south of
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there. 34 up towards the gainesville area. more temperatures of 30s in atlanta. warmer in dallas. 50 degrees. houston, 44. so the warmer air is coming in from the back side of that ridging high pressure moving eastward. as for that storm across the rockies, light snow but it's picking up later today. heaviest snow coming in across northern parts of wyoming. light snow and rain mixes around salt lake city. light snow possible around deer. right now fogged in. talk about that coming up in a little bit. want to see cool individual joe the baltic sea off the coast of sweden. four ships stuck in this stuff yesterday. the ice breakers stuck as well. so far everybody is okay. they don't have to evacuate the ships but it is just extremely cold. you can see the baltic sea, just about iced over. how about that? >> rather be on one of the boats
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than what you see driving across the ice. crazy. thanks, bob. hey, this just in. another strong aftershock felt in chile. this time a 6.8. about two hours a 6.3 felt. we're checking on the damage, but that one just went up even more. canada could be changing its national anthem. get this, concerns it may be -- sexist. and passengers panicked when gigantic waves started hitting their cruise ship. stunning new video of the moment it happened.
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believe that? new video of that cruise ship hit by giant waves off the coast of spain. look at that water rushing in. two people died. you hear people screaming in the background, too. the cruise line says the waves were about 26 feet high and now we're hearing from some of the passengers.
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>> translator: there was a big sound and a wave hit. a that point w didn't see anything. when we left the cabin we sought wave flooded everything. water all over deck and some cabins totally flooded. >> water and people took their swimming -- it was not nice. >> here's more video of that, water running down the stairwell. the ship was going from barcelona to italy and this was the last day of the trip. investigators are looking into what hapned re. if you're struggling to find a job, a new jobs bill could mean more opportunity. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> reporter: thanks. a $15 billion jobs bill passed by the house just before this morning's new job reports that will be coming in a little bit more than an hour. lawmakers trying to show they're serious about fighting stubborn unemployment. offering companies tax breaks for hiring out of work americans and tax breaks for buying
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equipment. also putting people to work on the nation's roads and bridges in infrastructure project projects. critics on both sides, though. a democrat said it should be called a corporate tax bill not a jobs bill and a republican lawmaker reportedly said this is a no jobs bill. a faux jobs bill, a snow jobs bill. the big monthly jobs report comes out at 8:30 easternnd economists believe the country likely lost about 65,000 jobs i the latest month. good news on that bailout. you might think, good news about the bailout? yes. more of that money is coming back to taxpayers. in this case the government's making a little money, too. the treasury sold about $1.5 billion of securities from bank of america. not only is bank of america paid back everything, paid it back in december, but the government also made a little bit. they got these warrant programs from a lot of the different banks to make sure that the government would end up in some cases making a little instead of losing its shirt.
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all right. bob's just got such a look on this face. these stories burn him up. >> i can't say. good morning. what's going on, jen? what's not going to burn you's, air travel delays. get away friday, getting's good. one travel spot we're looking at, around boston in towards connecticut and new york city. light snow, light rain. a possibility of a delay or two but ought to be very short. here's what we have. boston, probably a half hour delay because of the rain and the snow the morning and gusting winds this afternoon. denver, light snow. salt lake city, light snow also. and san francisco morning fog. more in a little bit. in a contest of man versus train, it's usually no contest. today an incredible rescue. by the men who saved this guy say it almost didn't happen. also, the player who threw this punch during a college women's basketball game is headed to the bench. we'll tell you her punishment.
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students in california loudly protested tuition hikes. you hear them here. california is cutting $1 billion from the states' college and universities systems. the protests aren't just in california. tell us about the impact nationwide. it's going on from east to west. >> not just california. widespread. protests planning in at least 33 states across the country. highlighted on the map we have
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here for you in blue. hard to pick states that you didn't have a protest in. it given the huge scope of students and teachers ouraged is in that picture, protests actually beginning in california last year. that state's public universities and colleges are still a relative bargaining, but that bargain is getting worse each and every year. the average for in-state fees in california four-year public colleges this year, almost $6,000. now, that is up more than 10% from last year. the college board finding that california state schools are still, though, in the lower price range in the united states, but tuition there could top $10,000, natasha, by this fall. >> a change for students. richard, some of these student protesters are not even old enough to drive. talking second graders here. >> second graders. some of those at one school in hollywood hills wrote protest letters to governor arnold
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schwarzenegger even though some can't even pronounce his name. >> they're cutting the library. they're cutting the music. >> i'm really worried about this. >> i'm concerned that you will make our teachers, coaches, mom and dad and other people that are poor lose their jobs. please don't make them lose their jobs. >> california and many other states are slashing money for elementary and high schools. the school that we were getting some of those students in terms of what they thought, they lost an assistant principal and office staffers and also may lose here, natasha, several teachers this year. snortssnagger. >> cute. hard to say schwarzenegger this early in the morning. >> tough for us even. >> sure. thanks. the female college basketball player, saw it, who punched an opponent in the face has been punished. joe carter is in for ray with how long she will sit out. >> basketball is a physical game. sometimes athletes might lose their cool, but taking it to the next level and throwing a punch is a place you just don't go in
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sports. if you do, you're going to get in big trouble. duringa game this week baylor university's brittney griner land add punch that broke jordan barncastle's nose. suspended the rest of the season and her coach suspended her for the first game of the postseason. two game. thought it would be more. just two games. >> thought she was grabbed first. can't tell. >> a scuffle before, but doesn't call for a punch in the face. a gold med bobsled team made rounds in the big apple. went to the rangers game and stopped by "david letterman" to read the top ten things you don't want to hear from a guy in your bobsled. >> number nine -- >> somebody else steer. i'm twittering. >> number six -- >> i bought us a toyota bobsled. >> number two -- >> stop breathing on my neck.
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>> these guys also featured in this week's "sports illustrated." big week for them. guys, you think you got more game than women on t basketball court. we want to see it. opening up 15 spots for the practice squad. they're asking guys to fill in so they can help them scrimmage and train the team for the entire season's. >> got to be a dude? >> got to be a dude and got to be good. >> okay. because these women -- >> they're good. >> yeah. got some skills here. thanks so much, joe. >> you bet. how about robin's wake-up call? sign up and wake uppish and it's free. just call one time to 1-888 rsh robin-hln. what time you want called monday through friday. that's it. and headed to major airports, full-body scanning. >>
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outside the subway pentagon station is dead. two copped brazed in the incident. the pentagon chief of police says john patrick bedell calmly walked up to officers and started shooting. 9 pentagon subway station will be closed why the fbi investigat investigates. two powerful earthquakes hit this morning. man tude 6.8 that happened minutes ago. people felt them in concepcion. this video shows how damaged the city already is. the u.s. secretary-general is supposed to visit later today. dozens more toyota owners
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say a recall isn't working. government now says more than 60 people reported continued celeration problems. toyota says it is competent in the fix and will follow-up on each complaint. some of the headlines we're following this friday morning. welcome back. i'm natasha kur any for robin meade today. breaking news, earlier we told you the suspect in that pentagon subway shooting may have had some resentment towards the military. now we're hearing a tape of what could be john patrick bedell's voice raling against the government. the person on the tape accuses the government of using deception to operate and express as need to carry on a "legacy of justice." >> my desire for freedom is inevitably cented on the role of government in society. from a practical perspective, my desire is to see the cost of governmental services reduce and the quality if those services increased. on a philosophical level, i personally perceive a responsibility to do what i can
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to continue the add mer rabble legacy of justice, and tranquility established in the united states and directly confront the forces that undermine that legacy. >> a person also believed to be bedell apparently posted videos on youtube as well. students and teachers across the u.s. protested huge budget cuts, rallies planned in 33 states yesterday. correspondent richard lui is digging into the tough budget choices lawmakers face. >> good morning. lawmakers in georgia, for instance, are considering a $300 million budget cut to higher education, plus a 35% tuition hike. some students say the state's budget problems should be fixed, though, in other ways. >> i'm sorry, but the education of mine and our children and the future generations are more important than the tax on cigarette. go sin tax. >> raising taxes on so-called sin items, she was alluding to, like cigarettes or liquor is one option. you know, many states, natasha,
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have massive budgetholes. these sin taxes may not be enough to bridge the gap. >> yeah, and richard, georgia lawmakers may have a tough battle ahead of them? >> very possible. look at the problems in georgia specifically, you know, governor sonny perdue saying even the legislature may be trying to use scare tactics by proposing massive cuts to education budgets he does not want to cut the education budget so severely. other lawmakers saying there are no other options, though. >> somebody ought to be asking the question, when are we going to put higher education in the unaffordable category for average middle-class parents out here? >> we don't have insurance. we have to balance the budget. i don't hear anywhere i go, folks want to have their taxes raised. >> well, the "atlanta journal-constitution" reports the proposed plan will cut salaries for all higher education employees and cost each student an extra $1,000 in fees. we all remember when in college,
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that's a big number. >> these cuts unexpected for these people? people make budgets? >> right. >> richard, thanks. >> sure. 150 body scanners starting to ge out to u.s. airports today. the transportation security administration says boston and chicago will get new machines this weekend. the other airports will be revealed today. the agency hopes to send out nearly 500 units by the end of the year, and if you decline those scans, you may get padded down or face other tests. the latest person to april kuz supermodel naomi campbell of violence now regrets telling police. yeah. her driver says the whole thing has been blown out of proportion, and he apologized to her. tuesday he told police she hit him from behind and his head banged into the steering wheel. campbell faced lawsuits and criminal cases for other violent outbursts. wow. it's not naomi's fault in this case. we weren't expecting that one, bob. hey, he apologized.
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>> hit him in the back of head while driving his car? remind me not to be the front end of a horse costume. you know where that's going to go. ow. this weather brought to you by sudafed. it you're traveling, travel trouble spots. naly, new england, the coastline. in new jersey, and clouds rolling in towards areas out of washington, d.c., but no snow out of there. zero into the snow areas. right around massachusetts and connecticut. sliding down through long island, even if you get a look at new york's radar picture. looks like snow is coming down. the central park picture looks like snow. maybe trying to get going a little bit. a newson stuff. all five borough on the dry side most of the time, but you can see traffic getting in and out, so far no problems. one thing is pretty good. zoom in towards boston. you'll see light snow out there, again, decent travel day. away from the northeast, it's going to be cold. the sixth borough of new york city, florida.
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8:00 a.m. temperatures below freezing inside the purple shaded regions. big city what is called 45 in tampa. 41 in orlando. 46 in miami. that's cold r this time of year. the rest of the region looking at 29 in jackson, mississpi. 41 degrees in dallas. temperatures climbing back into the 60s and riding up into the plains states, another weak area of low pressure all moving to the east. we have snow out there for wyoming, colorado, parts of utah at well. more coming up in a bit. natasha, getaway friday. >> for sure. not ba weather across the u.s. mostly. thanks, bob. you may have cut back on your spending when the recession hit, but it looks like a lot of you are shopping and buying again. good news in a bad economy. plus a diver could have been scared of a shark, but he's just feeling sorry for the thing and may have saved the thing's life.
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dancing in here. a south florida diver has an amazing fish tale and the jaw-dropping video to prove it. watch as he wrestled with a shark. apparently the shark was just rung gri. i would , too. probably kept it from eating once free, swam away from the diver to find its next meal. goodness. brave. i couldn't do that. more people were opening
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their wallets at the mall last month, and that is a welcome change for retailers. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. >> hey, surprise, too. month after month we usually talk about lousy sales. this is good. >> i don't think they can hear you. can we hear jen? >> in the ears. yes, usually what we're talking about is -- there we go. stretch the microphone. there. how that? >> usually the way we're talking about retail sales, having a hard time, because basically they've been going down for two years, and so it's been trouble, but eve win all the snow, people were out in force in the malls. good news in a bad economy. retail sales rose 4%. most in two years. spring clothe as big hit and across the board for a long time mostly talking about discounters. like walmart. well, this time, discounters did well, but also the high-end, too, like nordstrom. a sign of strength for the economy, and analysts say we're not going back to the old days.
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still being pretty frugal. just a small uptick, bought good tine. >> retail therapy. >> this story, i mean, this is something used to happen hundreds years ago. didn't necessarily expect it now. a man claiming to have psychic powers to predict the stock market's ups and downs now facing charges that he cheated people out of $6 million. yeah. shawn david horton calls himself america prophet. his website. trained by monks in the art of time travel. the sec says he promised big returns, and spiritual happiness to investors. i'm sure he didn't get financial happiness, seems. so far, no comnt from morton. >> hmm. >> shouldn't he have seen it coming? >> maybe. maybe. that's very interesting. >> do you know that andrew carnegie and jpmorgan himself used psychics. >> really? >> yeah. so long ago, but kind of think with science. >> like playing the lottery. jen, interesting, thanks.
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if you are running late, you must not have signed up for robin's wake-up call just yet. even when she's not here, you still get them. dial 1-888-robin-hln, and you say what time you want to wake up. don't have to worry about it come monday morning. golf fans aren't just waiting for tiger woods to return to golf. one golf broadcaster says the sport will be just fine without woods. what? a wait until you see what happens when this guy falls right on to the train tracks.
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the mother of a murdered california teen says she wants to put these monsters i way forever. chelsea king's parents said they will work to toughen laws against molesters. a convicted rapist charged with raping and murdering chelsea. her body found tuesday. >> i think there's predictors that live right next door and you don't even know it, and i think that's a terrible statement to say, and i think we
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need to change that, because we should be able to go out and without fear. >> police didn't initially look at john gardner as a potential suspect. he was registered as a sex offender 55 miles away and also charged with trying to rape a jogger in that same park in december, and he's being investigated in the disappearance of another girl last year. a man fell on to light rail tracks in phoenix and was save just before the train pulled into the station. check out the surveillance video. a really close call. the man loses his balance, falls on to the tracks. two police assistants rush in to save him. in the background, you see the headlight getting close jer according to the transit report, the guy was intocate wow. a famous golf announcer is sticking up for the sport and downplaying tiger woods' absence from the tour. joe carter in for ray with more on this. >> good morning. jim nantz is who we're talking about, approaching 25 years of
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broadcasting at the masters. he says this year's tournament will be special with or without tiger. in an interview with "golf" magane, nantz seen on the rift of your screen said the game is not bigger than tiger woods -- is bigger than tiger woods. excuse me. the doom and gloom experts out there just don't understand golf. but we understand ratings when tiger's not there. tiger stepping away from the game, he says, when asked how worried about the masters without tiger woods he said, are you kidng me? not worried at all. brett favre was on leno last night. get this he said he still doesn't know if he's going to come back to football or retire. are you surprised? not really. >> this is a solid gold watch. this was given to me last may by nbc. i can't use it. i figured -- i'm thinking i will give this to you as a retirement gift. so congratulations. i want to wish you the best. >> thank you. >> what do you plan to do next?
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>> thank you, bite haven't made a decision yet. i'll take the watch. >> you know what that means? he's staying! congratulations! congratulations! yes. >> two guys who retired and then unretired. >> man, gets cousing. >> i think he'll be back. >> okay. from the gold medal podium to the breakfast table. olympic stars lindsey vonn, shaun white, seth wescott, their own wheaties box. lindsey first to appear, white and wescott, representing the breakfast of champions. natasha, i'm on a cookie crisp kick myself. >> wait a month for that. i bet they're excited, too. thanks, joe. and if you're a college student planninto travel for spring break there are places that you may want to stay away from. why students are being told to stay out of mexican border cities.
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"american idol" contestants are down to 16. 8 guys, 8 girls. they kicked things off with a great performance here last night. ♪ i've got a feeling that tonight's going to be a good night ♪ that tonight's going to be a good night ♪ that tonight's going to be a good, good night ♪ >> that was their version of the black eyed peas i got feeling. four contestants had to go home. >> after america's vote, the person leaving us tonight is -- john park. ed todrick, you're safe. >> the person who is safe, andrew. that means jermaine it is the end of the line. >> didi you are safe. that means the end the road. >> the girl who is leaving us
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tonight -- is haley. >> oh, and the semifinals continue for one more week and by end of next week, we're going to know the top 12 finalists. in this economy, we could all use, you know, clark howard here. our own money coach. hln money expert clark howard is here to do just that. take a listen to steve's story and see what advice clark has for him. >> hi. i'm marion. >> hi. i'm steve. >> and we need a mon coach. >> i'm 56 years old and retired from my company after 32 years to help my wife with her business. >> i'm a dog groomer. i've had this business for ten years i work in my home. >> i have a choice between a lump sum annuity or a single life annuity from my employer. my financial adviser told knee could be best to the choose the lump sum and annuity. i feel bu of my age the get life annuity would be a better option for me. clark, our question is, should i take the single life annuity or should i take the lump sum
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annuity and combine it with my 401(k)? >> steve, wow. this is really technical. and you're talking about a key decision for the rest of your life. you say you talked to a financial adviser trying to figure out if to figure out if you should just get a pile of cash or a pile of cash or an annuity or just an annuity. this is not an easy question to answer. here's how i want you to get to a right answer. i want you to find a fee-only financial planner to figure out based on your exact situation which is going to be the best scenario to preserve money for you and your wife for both of your life times. when you are left with a choice at time of retirement, what decision to make, don't make a snap decision. this is a case where it's essential that you pay for advice so that you can get
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happy friday. good morning. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. details are still coming in about a shootout just steps from the pentagon and the more we learn about the suspected gunman the more mysterious it get sdmroos tiger woods is back home from therapy and he might not be alone. guess who's back in his florida home. oh, yeah. get ready to experience terror. we have brand new video of the cruise ship that got slammed by some massive waves and for the first time we're hearing from passengers. it took less than a minute for two cops to take down a gunman inside the pentagon subway station last night.
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authorities say the suspect john patrick bedell died hours after that shootout. earlier this morning the pentagon police chief said bedell was wearing a suit when he calmly approached the officers and shot at them. the officers' quick action saved lives. >> all of you know that the act of shooter issues we've had in the country over the last several months have brought a lot of focus on this in every police department, local, state and federal. we're no exception. we serve a very large population. the fort hood incident put us on notice that it can happen in a military isolation, and they work. the two officers that exchanged fire with bedell are grazed in a shooting and are being treated in the had hospital. we'll play audio clips of what is apparently bedell railing against the government stay tuned for that. a scary morning for people in chile. there have been two powerful aftershocks in the last hour.
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one with a 6.8, that's huge. both aftershocks could be felt in concepcion. this shows you what it already looked like there. meanwhil the death toll may be lower than first thought. chilean officials can confirm 200 deaths and they now consider those people missing. toyota is accused of withholding crash data that might affect the acceleration problem. jennifer westhoven is tracking these developments. >> frankly, i don't know that much about cars, but i didn't know there was something like this. there are in many cars like a black box for a plane. there's something like that in your car recording a lot of the data and there are people who think this data might show, for instance, specifically in one crash if the driver was hitting the brake or the gasedal and if we could see lots of them maybe we could see patterns and see what's causing the sudden acceleration problem. a press investigation found that toyota has at times been secretive and has frequently
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refused to share that data with victims and survivors. you should know toyota does share that data with safety regulators, but meanwhile, doesn't more toyota drivers say their cars, their vehicles sped up after being fixed? the number of people saying that that's happened to them now is up to 60. it just points to is this really resolved yet? toyota has said that it is making it a top priority to quickly investigate any complaints. back to you, but still pretty scary stuff for people who are drivering toyotas. >> oh, definitely. it is interesting what you said about the black box thing. it's amazing the technology in vehicles these days. thanks so much, jen. protests over education budget cuts. we've been hearing about them, but they turned chaotic in some places. take a look at the map there. the states in dark blue are where protests were planned yesterday and look at what happened in the state where this movement started. police in riot gear firing
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pepper spray at demonstrators at the university of california davis. one woman was arrested. protesters also tried to shut down interstate 80. look here. teachers and students say the budget cuts and fee hikes hurt more than just their wallets. >> i've been here for about six years, and i've watched the sort of steady decrease in the quality of work of my students. they don't have the time to put as much effort into their work as they could. they didn't have to work several jobs at the same time while going to school full time. >> some of the protestors too, are so young they're just learning to read and write. so you'll meet some of the second graders taking a stand. that story just about 15 minutes away. tiger woods has returned to his home in florida and are reports his wife elin is there, too. oh, yes. joe carter is in for rafer with more on this apparent return of elin. what's going on? >> this might be an indication that tiger is moving one step
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closer to rebuilding his relationship with elin. after three months apart, elin and the kids reportedly returned to their florida home. several media outlets including "people" magazine is is reporting that the family is all together under one roof. this after tiger's public apology and a week after they were all in family therapy together. tiger's been seen back on the practice range in what appears to be preparation for his return to the sport of golf. no timetable. official timetable for when he'll get back on the course. nat ash a sports in a few minutes. >> good to see him there with his family. those kids are just adorable. l's get to meteorologist bob van dillen with the forecast. weather is not too shabby, generally speaking, right? >> when there's no blizzard. >> exactly. we do have one area of low pressure and one storm system, centered around wyoming and in towa uah and parts of colorado. there's the cold front that is in the lower part of the four corners and the snow is
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relegated to central parts of wyoming and to get back into salt lake city, it's mixing in snow and light rain and that's about it. so far, no warnings across northern parts of utah. that's for about 12 inches of snow or more between now and tomorrow afternoon. as the thing moves on tough it will generate thunderstorms and it could be widely scattered for areas of central kansas, nebraska and that's later this afternoon. winter storm advisory, all of the areas shaded in the blue/green region. salt lake city picture. you can see what it looks like. light snow in the forecast. you pull the picture out farther and you can see out west, clouds beginning to stream into northern california, oregon and washington state again ahead of the cold front. the cold front slides in today with little fanfare and the upper level low on the weekend, from los angeles into san diego stretching into phoenix for the weekend. you could see as much as an inch of rain starting this afternoon. let me show you video going
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international once again for this wild video. heavy rains caused lots of flooding and check out the raging water and that was unbelievable. they rushed through the streets and took out some homes. unfortunately seven people killed when the they swept them away. that was peru with heavy rain coming through yesterday afternoon. >> also snowing right now in new york and we might get some delays and natasha will have updates for you in a couple of minutes. >> things are calmer there. >> it never stops. >> see you soon, bob. people love it make fun of twitter and it has passed an pressive milestone and the next milestone, it may not be far behind. plus, a man told police that naomi campbell hit him. hear why he's now regretting getting the cops involved with the whole thing.
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check it out. this just in, there is an overturned greyhound bus with
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injuries. these are live pictures outside of phoenix in interstate 10. look at that mess, though, we're hearing from affiliate there that says that there are injuries. we're waiting for more information and as soon as it comes in, we will get it to you. live pictures from arizona, an overturned greyhound bus. here's the headline that's less than 140 characters. twitter has reached a milestone of 10 billion tweets and it took less than four years. it passed 1 billion tweets in november 2008 and 5 billion two months ago. jigatweet is 200 tweets away. unfortunately, we don't know what that 10 billionth tweet says because it belongs to a protected user. if you're struggling to find a job, a new jobs bill could mean more opportunity. our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. >> the house just passing the $15 billion jobs bill just before the big jobs report which comes in 20 minutes.
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the lawmakers trying to show they're serious about fighting unemployment. the bill will offer companies tax breaks if they hire out of work americans and tax breaks if they buy equipment. it will also fund some big infrastructure projects. so people will go to work on the nation's road and bridges. you should know there were critics on both sides of this bill. one democrat said it should be called a corporate tax bill because that's what it's full of instead of jobs. here's a republican who was against it. >> this is a no-jobs bill. this is a faux-jobs bill. this is a snow jobs bill. >> he's got the rhyming. the monthly jobs report comes in at 8:30 eastern time and in less than 20 minutes we'll be watching it closely. it is expected to show that the country lost jobs, probably 65,000 of them in the latest month. all right, let's get you some good news. this is about the bailout. good news about the bailout? yeah. in this case, in this story more of that money is coming back to taxpayers and a profit, too.
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the treasury sold about 1.5 billion dollars worth of securities from bank of america. that bank not only paid back everything it owed back in december, but the government also made money selling warrants. the government has warrants in several banks. i'm not saying the whole bailout is paid back by any means, but this small section from bank of america paid back and with extra. >> good to hear that chunk's paid back. jen, thanks so much. hey, you want to look younger, but don't want to go under the knife, right? our robin meade recently sat down with dr. nicholas perricone and he says you can lo younger naturally. ♪ ♪ >> short of putting our hair like in a really tight ponytail, what are some of the other ways we can reduce the visible signs of aging. >> we have a lot of choices. there's a substance called dmae and dmae if taken intearially -- >> it is found in anchovies and
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sardines. it increases tone throughout our bodies. we get dmae in a topical form in certain creams and lotions that will also cause an instant reaction of lifting in the face. >> dark leafy greens you think will reduce some of the signs of ageing that we already have? >> beauty really is from the inside out and dark leafy greens are a great source of antioxidant and fiber, olive oil has a hydroxy, natural antioxidant in it and it will reduce inflammation and reduce wrinkling and age-related disease. >> how is it inflammation is such a problem when it comes to looking older. >> it accelerates aging of the brain, causes cardiovascular disease and diabetes and obesity. we can't see it, we can't feel it and it's going on all of the time and that's why it's so insidious. in a contest of man versus train, usually it's no contest, but today an incredible rescue. why the men who saved him it almost didn't happen. also, the player who threw
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this punch during a college women's basketball game is headed to the bench. we'll tell you her punishment.
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you hear there students in california loudly protesting tuition hikes. california is cutting $1 billion from the state's college and university systems and richard lui is following all of this very closely. the protests aren't just in california. tell us about the nationwide impact. good morning, natasha. it reaches many states across the country. protests in at least 33 states arc cross the u.s., just look at this map, highlighted here in blue are where there will be protests. to give you an idea of the huge scope of the student and teacher outrage is right there for you know. protests, they actually began in california last year. that, say public universities,
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are still a relative bargain, but it is also a bargain that is is deteriorating each and every year. the average for in-state fees in four-year public colleges was almost $6,000. that is up more than 10% from last year. that's tt deterioration i was talking about. the californiastate schools are still at the lower price range in the united states, if you take a look at that, but tuition, natasha, could top $10,000 by this fall. >> that's a chunk for students. the protestors are not even old enough to drive. we're talking about second graders here. far away from being able to drive. second graders at wonderland school in the hollywood hills, they wrote protest letters in governor arnold schwarzenegger even though many of them can't even pronounce his name. one calling him snorznagger. >> they're cutting the library.
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they're cutting the music. >> i'm really worried about it. >> our teacher, coaches, mom and dad, please don't make them lose their jobs. >> california and many other states are slashing money for elementary and high schools. that school that we saw some of the students at, they lost an assistant principal and office staffers and may lose several teachers this year as well. think, snorznagger, we've all had trouble pronouncing his name at times. >> especially at 2:00 a.m. thanks so much. the female college basketball player, you know the one that punched her opponent in the face has been punished. joe carter is in for rafer with how long she'll sit it out. she's in trouble. >> she's in trouble, natasha. >> sometimes she's athletes on the court or on the baseball field, they lose their cool, but when you take it to the next level and they throw a punch it's just a place you don't want
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to go and this week, baylor university brittany griner, she broke texas tech's jordan barncastle's nose. the big 12 conference, they suspended her for the final game of the regular season. her coach has suspended her for the first game of the postseason. only a two-game suspension and i'm surprised it's not locker. >> crazy video from the nba. jason carrie who plays for the dallas mavericks, lucky he didn't lose his eye. the shot to his head nearly left his eye swollen shut. he's going in for surgery this morning to fix a cracked left orbital bone. >> ouch! >> didn't even know what an orbital bone was until this morning. >> in the skull, and it hurts, i guess. >> the gold medal bobsled team made the rounds in the big apple last night. they went to the rangers game andtopped by david letterman. to read the top ten things you don't want to hear from a guy in
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your bobsled. number nine. >> someone else there, i'm twittering. >> i bought us a toyota bobsled. >> number two? >> stop breathing on my neck. >> love it. >> big week for those guys. they're also featured in sports illustrated. >> very cool. >> hey, guys. you think you have more game than women on a basketball court? if so, the phoenix mercury they want to see your game at the end of month and they'll hold tryouts for an all-male practice squad. they're looking to fill 15 spots, if you get the job you get to train for the entire season. tash a you have to bring your a game. "american idol" is coming up and something that looks like a chupacabra or a dead rat pap what is is it?
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>> the temperatures may be frigid, but the atmosphere here is red hot. welcome to comcast on the red carpet. i'm at the 14th annual maryland state police polar bear plunge, maryland's premier winter event. >> this is my kind of weather. >> perfect day for a plunge. >> you got to get in. >> this is a huge event. it's amazing. we started back in '96 and it was probably like hundreds of people, and now it's just thousands. it's turned into a major standout event for the state of maryland. >> this is the it first time we've had a snow like this and it really does tell who this is
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all about. it's raising money for a special group of people and they're coming no matter what the weather is. >> how do you do this? >> why? because i love the energy. >> the show must go on. the polar bear plunge, great benefit for special olympics, one of the great charities in maryland, and a ton of people out here. everybody is warm and in the spirit of giving, so it will be a great day. >> for one of the rookie soup sr plunger, this was an item on his life to do list. >> i've never done it. you've heard of the movie the bucket list. this was on my bucket list of things to do. i've accomplished it and can check it off my list. it was a great, great opportunity. >> this is the most amazing group of people i've ever worked with. for those of you who have not been here before, you'll leave here with life long friends. >> as a first time plunger, it's not what you expect. i never expected to cry, but i
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did yesterday and today because the super plungers were so much. to hear the stories are heart-felt. >> i was a first time super plunger in freezing cold water. >> what's the water temperature? >> cold. >> my first time, i could never do it. this this year, i was like, alright, i'm here, i'm going to do it. we're in little costumes. it's cold out there. nothing compares to how cold it is out here. >> it's rewarding because of the smiles you put on the athletes faces and the camaraderie you get to be with the parents, then the family atmosphere that keeps drawing everybody back. >> are you ready? are you ready? >> it gets better every time. >> this is serious business. >> every year i challenge all of the delegates and the house delegates to come out and plunge f they are not going to plunge, they should give us money for
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the special olympics. >> it's a wonderful cause, special people, and an important segment of our society, and we have to step up and be there for them. >> for law enforcement, it's a special, unique connection with the spec olympics. police officers love to be out there among the crowd, and they love to be around everyone, the young and the old. >> the 2010 marked the inaugural year, a special plunge on friday for maryland's elementary and high school students. >> we had about 2,000 students out here yesterday. the energy was amazing. these kids embraced the concept. for them to do something bigger than themselves and be active, it's awesome. >> it's for the special olympians. we live for, go for, die for, is to give them an opportunity to participate if the games. >> our athletes are children and adults. we have athletes in their 70's. they can choose from 28
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different sports all year long. we're not a one-time a year attraction event. everyday of the year an athlete is benefits from the funds raise. >> with over $3 million raised from the efforts this year, some may wonder where the money goes? >> it goes straight to the athletes like myself and show that athletes with disabilities can do anything that they put their minds to. >> think about it t you can sit there as a child and see kids playing tennis, basketball, football, running track. now as a kid because somebody looked at you as having some type of disability, you don't have a disability. this allows you to go out there and do everything that everybody else can do. you're just like everybody else. >> the bay may be chilly, but you see the steam off of me. that's the warm from our hearts. >> this is what you call freezing for a reason. to learn how you can contribute to special olympics maryland,
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dozens more toyota drivers say a recall fix from the company just is not working. the government now says more than 60 people have reported continued acceleration problems. toyota says it is confident in the fix and will foow up on each complaint. an ingredient used in more than 50 processed foods including snacks and dressings has prompted a recall. the fda says that salmonella was discovered in the flavor enhancer, but no illnesses have been reported to the cdc. for a complete list of those recalled foods head to cnn.com/robin and look under "important websites." another top official under
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new york governor david paterson has resigned. he can't continue working in good conscience. this is the third paterson aide to quit. paterson is under investigation after ethics complaints against him. welcome back. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade. we have breaking news for you. the february unemployment rate held steady at 9.7%. in january, the rate was 9.7% but there are some surprises in the whole report. jennif westhoven is crunching those numbers right now and we'll check in with her in just a few minutes. earlier we told you that the suspect in that pentagon subway shooting may have had some resentment toward the military. now we're hearing tape of what could be john patrick bedell's voice railing against the government. the person on the tape accuses the government of using deception and feels the need to carry on a legacy of justice. >> my desire for freedom is centered on the role of government and society.
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from a practical perspective, my desire is to see the cost of governmental services reduced and the quality of those services increased. on a philosophical level, i, personally, perceive a responsibility to do what i can to continue the admirable legacy of justice, prosperity and tranquility that has been established in the united states and directly confront the forces that undermine that legacy. >> a person also believed to be bedell apparently posted videos on youtube as well. students and teachers across the u.s. protested huge budget cuts, rallies like this one in illinois were planned in 33 states yesterday. correspondent richard lui is digging into the tough budget choices that lawmakers are facing, richard. >> they've got a balanc they're looking at what's coming in and what's going out when looking at coffers. lawmakers in georgia are considering a $300 million budget cut to higher education, plus a 35% tuition hike. some students just say here the state's budget problems should
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be fixed in other ways. listen to this. >> i'm sorry, but the education of mine and our children and t future generations are more important than a tax on a cigarette. >> raising taxes on these so-called sin items eluding to the sin tax she was talking about, things like cigarettes or liquor is one option for them to consider. many of them have massive budget holes and those taxes may not be enough to bridge that gap. >> okay. so, richard, georgia lawmakers may be scoring up for a budget battle over education. >> because of those numbers that we were just eluding to. georgia's governor sonny purdue says the legislature may be trying scare tactics here by proposing massive cuts to education budgets, rather. he doesn't want to cut the education budget so severely. other lawmakers say there are no other options, though. >> somebody ought to be asking the question when are we going to put higher education in the
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unaffordable category for average, middle-class parents out here. >> we don't have a choice. we have to balance the budget. i don't care anywhere i go, folks don't want to have their taxes raised. >> the "the lanta journal constitution" is saying the proposed plan would cut salaries for all higher education employees and nat ash a it would cost each student an extra $1,000 in fees. >> when you're paying for books and everything that can add up fast. richard, thank you. this is new video of that cruise ship which was hit by giant waves off the coast of spain. you see the water just rushing in. two people died. the cruise line says the waves were about 26 feet high and now we're hearing from some of the passengers. >> translator: there was a big sound when the wave hit. at that point we didn't see anything and when we left the
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cabin we saw that the wave had flooded everything. there was water all over our deck ask there were some cabins totally flooded. >> all of the glass and water and people took their swimming vests. it was not nice. >> here is more video. that is water running down the stairwell. the ship was going from barcelona to italy and this was the last day of the trip. investigators are looking into what happened. let's check in with meteorologist bob van dillen for a look at this forecast this friday. will we have good weather this weekend. >> >> west coast will have rain coming in. this weather brought to you by the red lobster. what's happening? let me show you the storm over the rocky mountains. it's on the weak side and it's starting to generate snow behind it, mainly around salt lake city and piling up in western wyoming. how much snow over the next couple of days? i think the skiers will like it over the weekend and here's what we're calling for. probably 1 to 2 feet of snow.
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specifically that will be found right across the middle of the rockies and right around areas by western colorado, and northern parts of wyoming and kasper will see 6 inch and a little bit more. the dark shade of purple is 1 to 2 fight and it will be in later on tomorrow. sexual harassment lake city getting the light raincoat right now. it's on the light side again. kind of a nuisance thing that will pick up later today. winter storm warnings for the snow across western wyoming. most of the snow is around salt lake city and you can see the radar picture picking it up pretty well and we'll have delays at the airport because of this. light rain out ahead of this and you'll get scattered showers around the bay area and heavier rain by tomorrow morning and maybe an inch to an inch and a quarter around l.a. and san diego starting tomorrow afternoon and lasting through sunday. look at the trough of low pressure swinging down toward the northeast and a lot of wind and light snow, too and the cold air is also getting drawn on the back side of that low and let me
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take you live to the tampa area. this is st. pete. how beautiful is that? >> the low this morning -- >> ishat a bird or a plane? >> a bird, hopefully. >> 40 degrees, double thong, that's how you dress in cold air. >> or triple for that matter. >> i'm headed down there tonight. >> bob, behave. >> happy friday! >> see you later. a man fell into the path of an oncoming train and the amazing events. they were all caught on tape. you'll want to see it upon plus -- >> don't let them go to mexico. kids if you're watching and have plans, don't do this to your parents. >> his daughter went to mexico and she never came back. you're nothe only one with a warning for spring breakers.
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college students planning a spring break getaways are being warned to stay away from mexico's border cities. authorities in texas say increased violence between dug cartels in places like juarez make traveling there too dangerous. in the past officials just urged students to be careful. more than 16,000 people have died in mexico since december 2006. check out the surveillance video. a man fell on to light rail tracks into the station. he lost his balance there and fell into the track. two police assistants rushed in to save him. in the background you see the
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headlight getting closer. >> we really didn't have the time to think about it. it was just something that we saw right in front of us and i feel like if we would have thought about it then the whole situation would have been different. >> according to the transit report, the man who fell was intoxicated. we have just received the latest monthly unemployment report, the jobless rate unchanged in february. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. hey, jen. >> thanks, natasha. the economy is still losing jobs in the latest month. 36,000 jobs lost in january and the unemployment rate stayed steady at 9.7% and we're talking about 15 million people out of work. these numbers could havbeen affected by the blizzard with the snowstorms in cities including washington and philadelphia. a lot of economists are saying they don't want to make too much of the numbers because they don't know if they're making too much of it this month, with the snow, many people may have stayed home. in general, though, the trend
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has been that a lot of companies are reluctant to start hiring even though technically, i mean, you wouldn't know it from the b market, but the economy is technically doing very well. in the latest three months it grew almost 6%, 5. % and that's the best growth rate we've seen in six years. sounds good, right? but the action hasn't moved into the job market yet and something we're still watching and companies get nervous about hiring people because if things don't keep growing in the economy that's a lot of extra cost. a man claimed to have psychic powers that he knew what the dow would do next, cheated people out of $6 million. he called himself america's profit, get it, profit? he claims he was trained by monks who taught him how to time travel. this is his website. you see it there. the sec promised big returns and
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spiritual happiness. his investors didn't get much financial happiness. >> of course, our joke was, come on, if he could have time traveled couldn't he have seen this coming? >> all right, jen. thank you. like many extreme sports skateboarding is dominated by men and now girls are rocking it at west coast skate parks, here are breakthrough women and here's robin meade with a story that's more about just skateboarding. these girls are not only having fun. >> you can do it. you can totly do this. >> so good! >> they're building self-esteem as well. >> someone who is nervous or scared to do something and they do it anyway, because they believe in it. that's what's inspiring. >> they founded skate like a girl ten years ago. the salth-based n-profit encourages female skateboarding by offering instructional
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clinics and camps. >> the easiest way to do that is to lift your heel. >> we wanted to provide an opportunity for girls to challenge themselves, fizzecly to be allowed to fall down and get dirty, on and have a positive outlet. >> and to do it all in an environment that's supportive. >> skating with guys it's s susceptible to those. skating with girls, they don't care. >> skate like a girl is more than ateboarding. it's a vehicle that empowers girls and women to believe in their full potential. >> i can show the boys, you can't do this, but i can. >> so cool. are you a breakthrough woman or someone you would like us to know? send your idea to cnn.com/robin. we've watched tiger woods break records and the golf tournament will have excitement whether woods shows up this year or not. plus full-body scanners are coming to the country's major airports. what alternatives you'll be
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facing if you don't step into the machine.
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150 body scanners will start going out to u.s. airports today, like it or not. the transportation security admistration says boston and chicago will get new machines this weekend. the other airports will be revealed today. the agency hopes to send out 500 units by the end of the year. if you decline the scans you may still get patted down or face other tests. check out this amazing video of a south florida diver trying to save a shark here. he wrestles with the shark. >> the shark was hungry, too. that ring probably kept it from eating. when it was free, it swam away. >> i would not wrestle a shark, not even with that around his neck.
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you might not have signed up for robin's wake-up call. if she's not here you can still get those. dial 1-888-robin-hln to indicate what time you want to wake up monday through friday and you're done. do it today so you don't have anything to worry about when it comes to monday morning. now a famous golf announcer is sticking up for the sport and down playing tiger woods' absence from the tour. joe carter is in for rafer. hey, joe. there's more going on with the whole tiger thing. >> it's an everyday story. a big story upon. jim nance is who we're talking about. when i think of the masters i think about jim nance, the voice behind the putts and the great shots and he has 25 years of calling the masters and he says this year's tournament will be special with or without tiger woods. in an interview with "golf" magazine, nance seen here on the right, says the game is bigger than tiger woods and the doom and gloom theorists don't understand the sport, but we do understand ratings and when tigers aren't there the ratings
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aren't great. he says it's not the end of the world. it could be bad for the ratings, as i said. >> gotcha. >> when asked how worried he is about the masters being without tiger woods, he said are you kidding me? i'm not worried at all. he's not sweating it. >> brett favre on leno last night. get this, natasha, he says he's not sure if he'll come back to football or retire. >> no! >> no! >> this is a solid gold watch. this was given to me last may by nbc. i can't use it. i'm thinking i will give it to you as a retirement gift. so congratulations. i want to wish you the best. >> thank you. >> but i haven't made a decision yet. i'll take the watch. >> you what that means. heas to make a decision. >> he's staying! congratulations! yes! one more year! >> that's deferity inially the
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unofficial announcement and favre has not made the decision and we could be waiting a while. from the gold medal podium to the breakfast table, lindsey vonn, shaun white and seth wescott will get their own wheaties box. >> to be on a wheaties box. >> you have to be a champion. shaun the first snowboarder. >> mom is going to be framing it. >> that box will come out next month, if you're looking for it. tim gun, he mentors fashion designers who compete on the popular reality show, "project runway." last night joy behar got him to open up about his love life and why he is still single. >> i was badly hurt and i feel the ank of that hurt. >> 28 years later? >> it was very, very bad.
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every time i remotely consider something -- >> you're nophobin phobic about. >> i am. >> you can deal with it in therapy, tim. >> what i have come to terms with being very comfortable being alone. to be honest, i don't have a lot of free time, in fact, i have precious little and a relationship requires time. >> you don't miss it? >> no. >> catch the joy behar show tonight right here at 9:00 p.m. eastern. it's always interesting. an incredible scene off the coast of sweden. 30 to 40 ships were trapped. rescue helicopters and military hoovercraft were standing by. fortunately, no one was hurt and most of the ships are expected to be free this morning.
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he good morning, i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. so glad you could join us. here's what's coming up in the next hour of "morning express." new details about a shootout just steps from the pentagon. the more we learn about the gunman, the more mysterious it gets. tiger woods is back home from therapy, he's not alone. guess who is at his florida pad. authorities say 36-year-old
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john patrick lived with his parents i california and drove from there to the d.c. area. he is linked to internet postings that showed resentment for the military. he calmly approached the two officers before he started shooting at them. >> it appears he's had some issues in the past. he has had a couple contacts with the law. he is a very well-educated indidual. right now we don't know if we have a motive yet. no indications at this point that there are any terrorism nes to this at all. at this time it appears to be a single individual that had issues. >> the two officers were grazed in the shooting and being treated at a hospital. we have brand-new video shot just minutes after a 6.8 magnitude aftershock hit chile. you see part of a damaged building collapsing here in concepcion.
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meanwhile, the death toll may be lower than first thought. chilean officials can't confirm 200 deaths, but they consider those people missing. toy ata is accused of withholding crash data that might explain its sudden acceleration problems. jennifer westhoven has been closely tracking these new developments. >> people who watched the show for a while know i'm new to cars and i had no idea they have these black boxes in many cars. it's a data recorder, just like a black box in a plane. there are many in toyotas and the data in them could show in a specific crash if the driver was hitting the gas or brake pedal and if we could see many of them, it may be clues to what is causing this sudden acceleration problem. an associated press investigation found that toyota was secretive and frequently refused to share the data in those boxes with victims and survivors. now, you should know that toyota
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says they did share it with federal safety regulators, but still questions whether the recall is fixed because dozens more drivers are complaining that their toyota took them to the dealers to be fixed. toyota says it's making it a top priority to quickly investigate any complaints. natasha? >> interesting development, jen, thank you. protests turned chaotic in some places, check it out. demonstrators at the university of california davis scuffled with riot police or police in riot gear and police fired pepper spray at the crowd and arrested one woman. protesters also tried to shut down interstate 80 and got as far as an exit ramp. students and teachers say the budget cuts and fee hikes hurt more than just their wallets. >> been here for about six years and i've watched this sort of steady decrease in the quality of work of my students. they don't have the time to put
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as much effort into their work as they could, if they didn't have to work several jobs that same time while going to school full time. >> but others say california's public colleges are still a bargain. you're going to hear, though, how the price tag for an education there compares to other states in the u.s. that story is about 30 minutes away. tiger woods has returned to his home in florida and reports that his wife, elin, is there, too. joe carter is here with more on his apparent return. >> this is an indication that tiger is one step closer to building his relationship with elin. elin and the kids returned to their home in florida. seven media outlets including "people" magazine are reporting that the family is all back together under the same roof. this only two weeks after tiger's very public apology and after he reported week together in family therapy. tiger back on the driving range
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and his preparation for return to golf. no time table on when he will return to the sports and we'll talk sports with you in just a few minutes. >> looking forward to it, thanks so much. let's get over to bob van dillen for a look at that forecast. hi, bob. >> what's going on, natasha. >> this weekend. >> so far so good without any blizzards in the forecast, beginning to warm up, too. that northerly wind coming out of new england and stretching down towards washington, d.c., and light rain and light snow getting worked in there again and you can see the radar picture picking up extremely light snow. last time i looked at central park, had light snow falling. now things are drying out pretty nicely. the wind is still going to be a factor. lock at the temperatures down south. cold temperatures beginning to boost up a bit and 52 in miami and all the freeze warnings and frost advisories for florida they have to lift because things
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are starting to gradually lift. getting into northern utah and southern fringe around colorado and decent snow but ahead of that starting to get shower activity stirred up around central kansas and falls as freezing rain for you overnight tonight for lower parts of north dakota. freezing rain advisory for lower parts of north dakota. look at this video from the baltic sea, far away, but i had to show you the video. jammed up with ice. ships and tugs and barges and cruise ships and ferries getting stuck in this right now. >> you don't expect to see a ship sitting on snow, it looks like it's on ground. >> the ferry with 1,100 people got safely back. baltic sea just about frozen over solid. passengers panicked when giga gigantic waves began hitting their cruise ship.
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a player that threw a punch during a college basketball game here is being punished. what is costing her?
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this just in. a big accident just outside phoenix here in arizona. our affiliate knxv say rescuers are still trying to free people trapped in this overturned bus. it just looks like a mess. ladders on the outside of it, wonder if that's from the fire department. the accident involved the bus here, eight cars, as well, two semi trucks. medical choppers airlifted several people and at least 18 patients total and we believe five people may have died in this whole thing. we are waiting for more information, but the latest word is possibly still people trapped inside and rescuers trying to get them out. grief-stricken parents of california teen chelsea king are calling for tougher laws agast sexual predators after a
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convicted child molester was charged with rape and murder in the death of their 17-year-old daughter. >> we are going to do everything in our power to work, to change the way people like this are dealt with so that they can't be let free to roam around and hurt our children. >> police didn't initially look at the suspect, john gardner here. he was registered as a sex offender 55 miles away. now, gardner is also charged with trying to rape a jogger in that same park in december. new this morning, the employment picture didn't get much better last month, but didn't get much worse either. our money expert jennifer westhoven breaks down these numbers for us. >> yes in the last month the
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nation lost 36,000 jobs at a time when we can ill afford it but unemployment steady at 9.7%. and the government says about 15 million people, officially, are out of work. we know the numbers are bigger than that a lot of people working part-time jobs that wish they could have worked more. the records affected by the blizzards so it's hard to know how reliable they are. in general, the big picture here is that u.s. companies very reluctant and nervous about hiring right now, even though, technically speaking the economy is doing well, even though we don't feel it. in the latest three months, it grew by almost 6%. that's big growth. the best number we have seen in six years but we still haven't seen that action in the numbers really move into the job market yet and make a difference in people's lives. this just in, you're going to be able to touchnd actually try out that new ipad next month. apple has been calling it
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magical and revolutionary, but you can't try it out. it will hit stores on april 3rd. at first it is going to be wi-fi only. you can use it at home or in coffee shops, but if you travel a lot and you need to be connected at all times, you'll have to wait for late april when the different version with 3g goes on sale. starting price, $500. there's no question for nfl player kerry rodes, fitness is a job. on the field, off the field and ev on twitter. >> a lot of people have been asking me on twitter to give them workout tips and what do i do, what do i eat? looking to lose approximatel25 pounds over the next three months. that right there is setting you up for failure because you're trying to do too much. >> tip number one, map out a fitness plan. and start slow. >> work your way up and take
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your time to get to that point where you can do more. >> he says it's all about setting reasonable goals and keeping your routine interesting. >> do creative things to not get tired and not get used to doing the same thing over and over. >> a typical meal for rhodes an early morning snack, banana or granola bar and oatmeal or toast for breakfast and lean hamburger patty and for dinner a chicken salad. he loads up on fruit, green tea, water and energy drinks. >> get at least four meals in your system, whether that be a snack for one meal or energy drink for one meal. >> his advice for fans who tweet him and to kids who are obese, make fitness a priority. >> put on paper what you want to do, just overall where you want to be at the end of the day. just be active and that's the biggest thing. >> dr. sanjay gupta, cnn, reporting.
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is. >> this is terrifying screams and new video of that cruise ship hit off the coast of maine. water crashing in. two people died in this. the cruise line said the waves were 26 feet high and now we're hearing from some of the passengers. >> translator: there was a big sound and a wave had hit. at that point we didn't see anything and when we left the cabin we saw the wave had flooded everything. there was water all over our deck and some cabins totally flooded. >> all across the world. water and people took their vest and it was not nice. >> here's more video. that is water running down the stairwell there. the ship was going from barcelona to italy and this was the last day of the trip. investigators are looking into what happened. do you know someone who
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never seems to quit talking? it turns out they could be happier than you. sicaulouses at the university of arizona tracked volunteers who wore recorders. researchers found the happiest people spent 70% more time talking and 25% less time alone and they also found that happy people have more deep and meaningful conversations. the female college basketball player who socked an opponent in the face has been punished. joe carter is in for rafer with more on her punishment, how long she will sit it out. what happened? >> two games, natasha. i'm surprised. i thought the punishment would be longer and perhaps the remainder of the season. athletes lose their cool sometimes in competition, but taking it to the next level and throwing a punch during a game, you don't go there. during this week's game, brittany griner landed a punch
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that broke her nose. they suspended griner for the two games and just two games for breaking her nose. >> ouch, that just looks painful. >> we have more painful video for you, actually, speaking of. jason terry who plays for the dallas mavericks is lucky he didn't lose his eye. elbowed in the face. the shot to his left eye nearly swelled it all the way shut and he is going in for surgery this morning and he has a cracked left orbital bone. >> i'm sure he will pull through. >> he actually had a bloody nose and got hit in the nose earlier in the game. >> he needs a helmet. the gold medal bob sled team went to the rangers game and stopped by david letterman to read the top ten things you don't want to hear from a guy in your bobsled.
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>> number nine -- somebody else steer, i'm twittering. >> number six -- >> i bought us a toyota bobsled. >> number two -- >> stop breathing on my neck. >> i love it. >> the four-man team als featured in this week's "sports illustrated." big week for those guys. fellows, you thinkyou have more game than a woman on a basketball game. the phoenix mercury want to see it at the end of this month, the team will hold tryouts for an all-male practice squad. they are looking to fill 15 spots. if you get the job, you'll scrimmage and train with the team for the entire season. as jennifer westhoven would say, that's good news in a bad economy. >> all right, thanks, joe. >> you bet. are you doing robin's wake-up calls. she's not here today, but, still, you're getting one. sign up, wake up and it's free. so, why not?
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all you have to do is call one time to 1-888-robin-hln and it will ask you what time you want the call, monday through fridays and that's it, folks. easy, do it. the latest person to aaccuse super model naomi campbell of violence now regrets telling police. her driver says the whole thing has been blown out of proportion and he apologized to her. tuesday he told police that she banged him from behind and his head hit the steering wheel. you know those full-body scan machines that are headed to the country's major airports, what are your options if you choose not to do one and step inside one? some say this is a raccoon, too. others think it looks like a rat. look at this. what is it?
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the new york stock exchange has just oepened for business and this morning's new job's report could give investors some confidence about the economy. we'll give you a live report in st about five minutes. dozens more toyota drivers say a recall fix from the company is just not working. the government now says more than 60 people have reported continued acceleration problems. toyota says it's confident in the fix and will follow up on each complaint. new video shows part of a damaged building collapsing in concepcion chile. the second one was a magnitude
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6.8. u.n. secretary-general is expected to visit there today. crews have been smashing windows to free passengers trapped in this overturned bus outside phoenix. our affiliate knxv reports five people may have died in this horrible crash. nearly 20 others are injured. we'll keep bringing you the latest on that. those are the top stories on this friday morning. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. the suspect in the pentagon shooting may have had some resentment tards the military. now, we're hearing a tape of what could be john patrick bedell's voice. he accuses the government of using deception to operate and expresses a need to carry on a "legacy of justice." >> my desire for freedom is centered on the role of government in society. from a practical perspective, my desire is to see the cost of governmental services reduced and the quality of those
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services increased. on a philosophical level, i personally perceive a responsibility to do what i can to continue theed amirable legacy of justice, prosperity and tranquility that has been established in the united states. and directly confront the forces that undermine that legacy. >> a person also believed to be bedell apparently posted videos like this one on youtube, as well. students in california loudly protested tuition hikes. you hear them here. california is cutting $1 billion from the state's college and university systems. correspondent richard lui, the protests just aren't in california, tell us about the impact nationwide. it is going on from east to west. >> not just california, it is widespread. protest planning, for instance, 33 states across the country highlighted in the map we have here for you in blue. it's hard to pick states that we didn't have a protest in. now giving an idea of the huge
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scope of student outrage is in that picture and protests actually beginning in california last year public universities and college are still a relative bargain, though, but that bargain, it's getting worse each and every year. the average for in-state fees at public colleges this year was almost $6,000. that is up more than 10% from last year. the college board finding that california state schools, though, are in the lower price range in the united states, but tuition there could top $10,000, natasha, by this fall. >> all right, richard, thank you. now, there is a new fear in haiti. malaria. you see all that rain that we're about to show you here, right there. mosquitos they love it and they spread the disease. 11 peoe, including 7 emergency responders have come down with the deadly disease. the cdc says it could be widespread and the rainy season hasn't started yet. more than a million haitians are
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homeless right now. two u.s. navy ships got into a drag race off the coast of japan. the "uss calpins" raced each other last year but no one was in danger. the kaptden was relieved in january and it says that graf was abusive to her crew. i never thought about it, but boats can drag race. >> that's pretty cool. what's up, natasha. >> happy friday. >> it is friday, but a new developing storm system and not that powerful now, but enough to get rain and light snow around the rocky mountains and freezing rain this evening in north dakota. that's what's on tap for you. low pressure center right near salt lake city and stretching to wyoming. let me show you what we're calling for next couple days. skiers one more good shot of snow this weekend. maybe 6 to 12 inches across central parts of wyoming coming
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right out of areas like utah and stretch into areas by colorado, too. looks like things will shape up and be pretty white for the next couple hours. head back to the maps. right around the planes. once it hits that colder a right across north dakota, it's going to turn into freezing rain. something we're watching, too. zero into the region with the heavy snow, coming around salt lake city and back to wyoming and stretching back to denver. let me give you the time lapse, it's been ugly for the last couple hours. delay at the airport because of this. low-level fog. you can see it rolling on through. this time lapse pretty cool. you can see the low-level fog and above that you do have the white clouds coming in p. cirrus clouds. salt lake city light snow and rain around the region. most of that falling on the light side and then you get out
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west and our new storm system is coming right close to northern california, that is a cold front, comes in today, but the upper level support moves into southern california over the weekend and heavy rain possible and l.a. through san diego and see as much as one to one quarter inch of rain there. >> in l.a. when rain comes, people, no offense, i've lived there, ian say this, they don't know how to drive in the rain. >> it's not easy when you get that much in a short period of time. the jobless numbers are in. 36,000 jobs were lost last month and the unemployment rate at 9.7%. alison kosik is looking at how investors are taking this news. alison, is this good news or bad news for wall street? >> good morning. stocks are moving higher. but if you're one of those 36,000 people who lost their job last month, you're obviously, not celebrating. let's go ahead and look at that number. that 36,000 number is fewer than
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expected. most analysts were expecting to see a loss of more than 60,000 because the two blizzards that hit the east coast last month kept a lot of workers at home and kept them from getting paid and count it as employed. the labor department said it's not possible to quantify on today's numbers and even though the job losses aren't huge, most analysts say the storms had at least some effect. so, we could wind up seeing an even better job's report next month. if you are unemployed, some help could be on the way. the house of representatives yesterday passed a $15 million jobs bill but lawmakers had to make change to it and the bill will have to go back to the senate and delay its passing until next week. it will exempt employers from social security pay roll tax physical they hire currently unemployed workers. natasha, back to you. >> alison kosik, live at the new york stock exchange. the battle for the best picture oscar could be turned into its own movie.
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it's "avatar" versus "hurt locker." plus, a diver could have been scared of this shark, but he felt sorry for it, and, you know what, it may have saved his life.
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40 minutes past the hour. themotor of a murdered california teen says she wants to put these monsteres away forever. chelsea king's parents say they will tougheren the laws against convicted murderers. >> i think there's predators that live right next door and you don't even know it and i think that's a terrible statement to say and i think we
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need to change that becausee should be able to go out and run in our parks without fear. >> police didn't initially look at john gardner here as a potential suspect, he was registered as a sex offender 55 miles away. he's also charged with trying to rape a jogger in that same park in december. and he's being investigated in the disappearance of another girl last year. a south florida diver has an amazing fish tale for sure. watch as he wrestles here with this shark to free it from this toy flying ring. the shark was hungry, too, the ring probably kept it from eating. once it was free, it swam away from the divers to find its next meal. i should say the key word was away from the divers. a soldier may have gotten too carried away on his facebook page. richard lui has details on that and more on what he's working for the next hour. >> coming up in the next hour,
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you're used to seeing photos from people's vacations, we all looked at them. how about military operations. you won't believe what israeli forces did after one soldier put details about a raid on his facebook page. rescuers are still scrambling to get people out of the bus. >> horrible crash, but you have a good point on that facebook page. we'll wait to hear what you have to say about it. with just two days to the academy awards, you cannot ask for better drama on the road to gold. theattle for best picture is down to two movies and as a.j. hammer tells us, the two directors have been through some battles before. >> the showdown is explosive. it's "hurt locker" catherine big low versus james cameron. her low-budget iraq war drama wowed critics. his sci-ify juggernaut is the
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most successful movie ever. >> that has to be a record. >> it gets better. they useto be married. cameron was hitched to bigelow from '89 to '91. for best director, it has come down to battle of the exs. >> the chances are so astronomical. >> reporter: bigelow did stop him at the awards. >> we always respected each others as an artist. >> we are always really good friends. this is so exciting. >> only one ex will be king or queen of the world. >> oh y did not know that. that makes it juicier. hln will follow the road to the gold all the way to oscar night
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and hln will have special live coverage right after the awards 11:00 p.m. eastern on sunday. golf fans and sponsors are waiting for tiger woods to return to golf, but one broadcaster said the sport will be just fine without woods. wait until you see what happens to this guy when he falls down on the train tracks.
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okay. a man fell right on to light rail tracks in phoenix and saved just in time before a train pull under to the station. check it out for yourself the surveillance video. the man loses his balance and falls down on to the tracks. fortunately, these two police assistants rush in to save him. in the background you see the light, it's getting closer, it is from the train. according to the transit report, the guy was intoxicated and very lucky. you won't need headphones to
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secretly enjoy some of your viral videos at work. today youtube is adding automatic captions. youtube started testing on some videos last year. you can turn the captions on or off by clicking a button and it also makes youtube more accessible to the deaf. very cool. a famous golf announcer is sticking up for the sport and downplaying tiger woods' absence from the tour. joe carter is in for rafer with the details on this. >> this guy knows golf, love jim nance but i have to disagree with him on this because a tigerless tour doesn't have the same luster, the same appeal to the broad audience. jim nance is approaching 25 years of broadcasting at the masters and he says this year's tournament will be special with or without tiger. in an interview with "golf magazine" nance seeing on the screen right here says the game is bigger than tiger woods and the gloom and doom fears don't
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know the sport. when asked how worried he was about the masters without tiger, are you kidding me? i'm not worried at all. brett favre on leno last night. get this, he says he doesn't know if he will come back or if he's going to retire. we heard this before. >> oh, no. >> this is a solid gold watch. this was given to me last may by nbc. i can't use it. i will give this to you as a retirement gift, so, congratulations. i want to wish you the best, whatever you choose to do next. >> i haven't made a decision yet. i'll take the watch. >> you know what that means, he's staying! congratulations! congratulations! one more year! >> i think he's coming back, but definitely not official there.
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but i bet bret favre has a lot of watches like that. from the gold medal podium to the breakfast table. getting their own wheaties box. vonn will be the first skier to appear, white and wescott the first snowboarders. they'll all support that famous slogan, breakfast of champions. their faces will be on the box in about a month. >> about a month. travel update on friday, how is it looking in the air? >> you're going to get volume delays typical on a friday for new york city metros and through philadelphia, as well. nothing that's lengthy. gusty winds around boston, logan airport. watch for some light snow and wind and rain and 30-minute delays possible today and otherwise more delays. towards denver fog delay that was just lifted and light rain and fog back in the forecast. same for salt lake city and san
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francisco short delays in the morning. we'll watch that. more details in just about ten minutes. natasha? >> all right, thank you, bob. this story is kind of interesting here. a new york city high school freshman can't wear his bracelet to has he to aunts with breast cancer. he says the bracelet is a way of showing support. at least one teacher was offended by his bracelet. the superintendent said he supports nick's message and he won't lose any privileges. you probably notice this at the gym or beach. men do some pretty silly things to impress a good looking lady. now science is proving it. guys, researchers in australia say when young men are watched by pretty girls they take more physical risks to impress them. the change is from testosterone. they can't help it. guys may pull off some stunts but they also embarrass
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themselves a lot. i've seen guys run into things when they look at ladies. not you, bob. you never did that in high school, did you? he's hiding behind a camera, not talking. bravo. you've got skills. that would work on some ladies. i think it would have. some college students planning tir spring getaways are warned to stay away from mexico's border cities. authorities in texas say increased violenceetween drug cartels in juarez is making travel too dangerous. in the past they urged students to be careful. more than 16,000 people died in mexico since december 2006. you're weekend plans might include a movie, maybe "alicen wonderland." >> alice, i'd know you anywhere. >> tell you whether it's worth your money or not coming up.
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