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good morning. i'm natasha curry in today for robin meade. a plan for helping you out of foreclosure may not be helping that many people. how far behind it may be. and we have the 911 call telling police a girl missing for days had been found alive in an alligator-infested swamp. plus -- you know how you're always told to keep changing your passwords at work and websites, why some people say don't even bother. first breaking news, a strong series of earthquakes hit early in china, killing at least
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400 people. in one town more than 85% of people's houses collapsed. a military official says people are buried in the rubble and soldiers are trying to pull them out with their bare hands. the first quake was a 6.9 magnitude tremor near tibet. it was quickly followed by several strong aftershocks. new this morning, the obama administration's mortgage relief plan isn't keeping up with the foreclosure crisis. that new report comes from an independent panel that congress set up. it says for every home being saved, ten are falling into foreclosure. bank executives told congress yelled they support loan modifications but only on a limited scale. police have released the incredible 911 call made moments after a missing florida girl was found alive, in an alligator-infested swamp. take a look at 11-year-old nadia bloom, waving from the stretcher after being rescued. a member of her family's church
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found her after setting out on his own search in waist deep water. when he called 911 dispatchers asked to speak to nadia. >> i'm going to put you on speakerphone. hold on just a second. let me see if i can get this working baby. >> hi, this is nadia. i'm the girl that got lost. >> nadia, are you okay? you're not hurt in any way? >> after nearly four days in the swamp, police say nadia was dehydrated and covered with bug bites but otherwise okay. she is mildly autistic, and her parents think she wandered off while trying to make a nature video. they were overwhelmed to hear that she was safe. >> it just shows the compassion of the human spirit, when things like this happen, and it gives, it should give everybody encouragement, it really should. >> the man who found nadia, james king, says that the lord guided him to where she was. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero.
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toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx460 for now after "consumer reports" said it is not safe. jennifer westhoven, what is the latest? >> thanks, natasha. the latest, toyota is going to temporarily stop selling this expensive suv that's been called a safety risk, asked dealers to stop selling the new 2010 lexus gx460 after "consumer reports" said don't buy it, afraid it wasn't safe enough to drive. the magazine rarely says don't buy about any kind of a car, hasn't done that in almost ten years but it was concerned. they took it through a lot of test drives and concerned on a tight turn like an exit ramp or on a turn and there was an obstacle and suddenly you had to brake there were concerns it was too likely to rollover. toyota and lexus are determined to identify and correct the issue that "consumer reports"
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identified." >> jennifer, thank you very much. we've got brand new video of the little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. the boy will celebrate his eighth birthday this week. the tennessee family says he is violent and has deep behavioral problems but russia's top children's welfare official says the family is lying and the boy is in good health. >> how can you imagine that 7-year-old boy can be a menace, a danger for the family, for the adult sneem. >> people? >> the official says he's a very nice boy. russia is threatening to freeze all adoptions of their children. any in 2008 were taken from biological parents deemed unfit by state agencies. the tea partiers are headed to the home of the real deal today. sarah palin's the headlining speaker at a tea party boston
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in. one person who won't be there is massachusetts senator scott brown. the tea party movement celebrated his win but a political expert says brown should avoid being identified with the group if he wants to be reelected. nebraska's governor has signed two ground-breaking abortion bills into law. one bans abortions after 20 weeks baste based on the assertion a fetus can feel pain. the other requires doctors to screen women for mental or physical problems before performing an abortion. they're designed to shut down one of the few doctors who will perform late-term abortions in nebraska. >> i didn't find this bill. it found nebraska, in that we have a provider in this state that wants to perform late-term abortions. >> viability needs to be determined one on one with a woman and her consulting responsible doctor. >> one abortion rights group already appears to be gearing up for a court challenge. it says the new laws are "flatly
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unconstitutional." do you love the red sox and have trouble pronouncing your rs? there may be a show just for you. casting has begun for "wicked summer" a boston-based reality show similar to "jersey shore." a casting director is looking for people to live, last together and drink together. my boston accent is not that great but some locals are excited. >> i would definitely be on that. >> reporter: do you have a nice accent? >> like, pack the car? >> the show is said to start filming in july. his was much better. >> what was the last one? >> i don't know, but he sounded like we an accent from up there to me. >> i grew up 200 miles away from there and that made no sense the last guy. live together, fight together, drink together, forget about it. but that's new york. i would have missed that, the boston one but the jersey shore they already closed cast plus
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i'm about 15 years older than everybody else and the spray-on abs, can't do it. big area of low pressure across montana sliding into canada. look at the frontal boundary, the cold front warming into the warm front. it's interesting to look when you show that scenario going on, the warm air sandwiched in between the cold air. the current temperature readings, sioux falls, south dakota, 58. 63 degrees in omaha, 38 degrees rapid city. 43 in duluth. 54 in minneapolis. 49 in chicago so the cold air is up over the great lakes, through the northeast, and down through the mid-atlantic. a little bit of rain activity, too, stronger thunderstorms overnight last night. there was a falling apart. look out west in texas, rain around el paso to the east of here, getting in towards new mexico. more radar pictures south of i-70, thunderstorms popping up this morning in towards nebraska, rain around areas, we'll talk about that in a little bit.
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nice-looking new york city. temperatures in the low 60s. more in a little bit. >> looks gorgeous. >> yep. your next hamburger could take a bigger bite out of your wallet. beef prices are going up and it's all because of the weather? plus an amazing story, a high school baseball player makes it back onto the field after a horrible accident.
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time for today's "salute to the troops." >> hi, robin, my name is casandra and i'd like to salute my husband, first george john cannon who is stationed in ft. bragg, north carolina. john, we love you. we miss you. can't wait until you get home. we are counting the days. >> maybe you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, go to cnn.com/robin. a democrat has won a special election in florida.
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state senator ted deutsche got 62% of the votes to beat republican ed lynch. they were fighting over robert wexler's seat. this is considered a big win for democrats. lynch used the backlash to the new health care bill as a big part of his campaign. some people are smelling trouble among mit university students and when we say smelling we really mean it here. >> pretty good, and then this is directly smelliness of the average person. >> you got it, he's talking about b.o., and that's happening amongst some students. how do you solve this? you'll hear one creative idea that's new for new about 35 minutes. the big banks stay debt forgiveness may not be the answer to preventing forclosures and isn't fair to people who pay their mortgage on time. jennifer westhoven is here with that. >> the big issues, how do we
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prevent foreclosures. economists tend to say, look, we've got to do something about it, because if we don't, lots of neighborhoods are going to go down, and more people are going to end up hurt if we don't do anything. that's one argument out there. well, they turned to some of the big mortgage companies and said, how come you aren't doing that? this is at a congressional panel. why aren't you forgiving some of the debt by cutting the principle? >> we caution that applying principle reductions on a broad scale could raise issues of fairness among consumers. >> broad-based principle reduction could result in decreased access to credit and higher cost for consumers, because lenders will price for principle forgiveness risk. less affluent borrowers will likely be harmed disproportionately. >> okay, translation, number one, the first guy said, because it's not fair, to everybody who is paying their debts.
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number two, the second guy said, if we do this, then people who don't have great credit scores are going to have an even harder time borrowing, because the bank doesn't want to lend you money if you say i borrowed 100 bucks but can only pay you back 90. that's what they said, that was their defense. chase said cutting debt so no one owes more than their homes are worth would cost too much. back to you. >> all right, jennifer, thank you so much. an alleged mistress, an alleged mistress of jesse james is speaking out, and wait until you hear michelle magee's message to actress sandra bullock.
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hi, robin. how are you, honey? i want to give a hug to my lovely kids, jailen and david and jesse in douglas, georgia, this is your mommy, tyrita from across georgia, mommy loves you. >> isn't she chipper? leave a shout out, dial 1-800-robin-hln and let us know what time. the u.s. military is taking new steps to prevent cyber attacks, a top commander says the air force will offer enhanced cyber warfare training for new recruits. the national security agency chief told congress yesterday the u.s. must fight back strongly and swifter against
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cyber attacks. he's president obama's choice to lead the new cyber command. michelle mcgee is apologizing to sandra bullock about having an affair with her husband, jesse james. an a tv show in australia she says see feels bad and blames james for claiming he was separated when they got together. >> let's talk about the apology, the worst apology i've ever seen. with this is one of the i'm sorry you feel that way apology. if she wanted to do something nice for sandra bullock she would go away. she wants to say she's apologizing i'm sure all of her people are calling up a tv station about a reality show, so she's getting herself in front of the camera. >> ma guy says she understands what bullock is going through. catch "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern. tonight a prime time exclusive with kate gosselin on her latest legal wranglings.
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a florida high school baseball player is overcoming incredible odds after losing a leg and parts of another one in a horrific boating accident. ray's back in this morning with that story. >> i'll tell you what, natasha, this kid is my new hero. two summers ago nate winters was thrown from a boat and nearly shredded to pieces and doctors are surprised how much he survived. he is today's true champion. nate lost most of his left leg in that accident and parts of his right leg. yet on monday here he was the 16-year-old, first start for his high school team since the accident using a prosthetic, pitched 4 1/2 innings, allow the one run. fastball clocked at 80 miles an hour. his coach said his fierce competitiveness is why nate is alive today. what a story. another great story from the in, "new york times," mark teixeira more or less dedicating his season to a one-time
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promising pitcher who sadly enough succumbed to cancer last month. he's inscribing his name and jersey number on the inside of his cap. he flew the boy's family in to see the home opener yesterday. all signs point to tiger woods playing in this year's u.s. open held at pebble beach. the u.s. golf association confirming it received woods' entry form on monday. there is still no indication on when or if tiger will play in any tournaments before the u.s. open. now imagine the shock a krispy kreme employee got when she opened the window and saw phil mickelson sporting the green jacket a day after he won the masters, the photo was sent to us by one of our i-reporters. the manager then gave mickelson hayes doughnuts for free. his order very tasty, a dozen each of glazed, chocolate and mixed doughnuts. >> he's earned it. >> let's hope he doesn't get any
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on his jacket. >> messy dry cleaning bill. >> exactly. >> thank you. this is elvis week on "american idol." the top nine contestants took the king of rock and roll. among the standouts was crystal. ♪ >> all the judges loved it, but andrew had a big miss with his version of "hound dog." listen. >> you ain't nothing but a hound dog crying all the time, you ain't nothing but a hound dog -- >> adam lambert called him boring. ellen was the only one who looked him. aaron was in a class all by himself. ♪ do anything that you want to do ♪ ♪ but oh, honey lay off of my
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shoes ♪ >> aaron didn't think the song was a good fit. akara and ellen liked it but simon wasn't sold on it. the judges say the contestant last week, two people will be sent home tonight. we'll keep you posted. there may be a new threat from a volcano that erupted last month after 200 years of quiet. why hundreds of people have been told to evacuate. and plus "sesame streets" dedicates an emotional episode to service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 
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a series of earthquakes may have killed at least 400 people in rural china. soldiers reportedly are digging out survivors with their bare hands. the u.s. geological survey says a 6.9 quake was first hit near tibet. in one town, firefighters are trying to rescue students trapped inside a school. >> hey, i've got her. i've got nadia. i'm in the middle of the swamp. >> the 911 call ended the search for a missing 11-year-old girl from florida. a man from nadia bloom's church found her alive after spending hours trudging through an alligator-infested swamp by himself. police say she was barefoot and
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covered in bug bites, but okay. michael jackson's former doctor cannot practice medicine in texas the way he used to anymore. a state medical board has restricted dr. conrad murray's license. he is not allowed to administer propofol and some other sedatives and anesthetics. prosecutors blame proep poe follow administered by murray for jackson's death. march murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. president obama will attend the funeral of poland's president in a plane crash. mr. obama is leaving saturday to attend ceremonies. he wants to express condolences and support the polish people. those are some of the headlines we're following for you this morning. welcome back. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. divers had been searching a murky river in the possible break in the hayley cummings' case. this is not far from where the florida girl was last seen more than a year ago.
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the sheriff's office would not say why it searched but a familiar name came up during a brief news conference. >> reporter: this going from a missing person's case to a homicide investigation? >> that is a decision that will be made later. >> reporter: can you tell us where she is? >> she has been brought back for an interview and at that moment i can't tell you exactly where she is. >> misty crossland, the estranged wife of haleigh's father. she denies any involvement in haleigh's disappearance but authorities say her story is missing key details. president obama says this week's nuclear summit made real progress toward improving the security of nuclear arsenals around the world. for instance, mexico, ukraine and canada have all agreed to eliminate uranium stockpiles or
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convert it to safer fuel. the big disappointment was there's no agreement with china and russia on setting tougher sanctions against iran over its nuclear program. >> sanctions aren't a magic wand. what sanctions do accomplish is hopefully to change the calculus of a country like iran, so that they see that there are more costs and benefits to pursuing a nuclear weapons program. >> another headline out of the two-day summit, the u.s. and russia agreed to eliminate weapons-grade plutonium from their military programs. that's secretary of state hillary clinton with russian foreign minister sergei lavrov. they'll get rid of material to make 7,000 nuclear weapons >> it took two police cars to stop this driver in michigan. he took off after a traffic stop for loitering in the parking lot. he weefd in and out of traffic for about five minutes before he
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finally stopped. the two ta pa patrol cars were damaged. the suspect is facing several charges. some ohio teenagers are promising to stay away from tanning beds before going to the prom. it's called the save your skin pledge. >> this year, i'm confident with myself, i'm going to have my nice dress, have my hair done and all of my makeup and i think i'm going to feel confident and look good even though i'm not tanned. >> a former student diagnosed with melanoma back in 2003 started the pledge drive. each teen who promises to avoid tanning beds gets a certificate for a free spray tan and a free haircut. now that's an incentive, bob. >> nice. you can see the cast of the "jersey shore" in a couple of minutes. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> good morning, natasha. >> good morning. >> here's some light rain showers falling apart from last night's activity, a cold front checks from north dakota,
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nebraska and parts of colorado. later today the tail end of the cold front up to the north a little bit of humidity in the atmosphere, some weak energy rotating around. western texas might get a couple bigger thunderstorms this afternoon but so far, just some light rain around i-10, stretching in towards i-20. that's something we're watching for the first part of the day. the middle part of kansas i-70, a little thunderstorm complex rolling over towards the east, not a big deal, just a little bit of rain out that, no hail or gusty winds. the rain gets more scattered in areas, areas like central nebraska, headed towards omaha and lincoln later this morning. minneapolis, dry, scattered from the ground. the actual rain sitting back off to the west. some of these are going to turn into stronger thunderstorms this afternoon, most likely get a couple of delays at the airport at msp later this afternoon so that's something we're watching as well. back to the west, more snow, remember yesterday great falls the worst weather in the still, still this morning. heavy snow, winds whipping around 30 to 40 miles per hour,
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5 to 10 inches of snow additionally on top of what you've already seen. the east coast, weak cold front draping across the carolinas, enough to generate clouds. a little bit of light rain possible around miami but the east wind is going to build you up to about a half hour delay at miami's airport. so what about the best weather in the country today? many places to choose from but today i'm going with memphis, tennessee, 84 degrees, mostly sunny in the mississippi, beautiful conditions if you can get away from the allergies, shouldn't be bad at all. we'll have more in about a half an hour. natas natasha? >> that's nice weather. >> memphis, love that. you're always told to keep changing your passwords at work or on websites but why some people now say don't even bother. also ahead, star quarterback ben roethlisberger had a serious meeting yesterday, a day after avoiding sexual assault charges, so why are people talking about his hair?
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♪ the arizona house passed a controversial immigration bill that may be the toughest in the country. if the governor signs it, it would allow police to ask for i.d. and arrest someone who can't show it. it comes after months of debate which got even hotter two weeks ago, after a rancher was murdered near the border with mexico. the aclu says it will generate a storm of lawsuits. one more celebrity got the boot on "dancing with the stars" came down to aiden turner and niecie nash. in the end the "all my children's" star was sent
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packing. he says they will stay friends. of course that means kate gosselin is safe to dance another day. yep, the controversial mom of eight will sit down with hln's joy behar tonight. i cannot wait for that. catch the exclusive interview tonight at 9:00 eastern. do you find it annoying when the tech guys at work tell you it's time to change your computer password again? hard not to come up with a new one. it turns out that changing your password over and over might be a huge waste of time. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. why is that? >> they want upper case, lower case, want to you change at and you got to walk around about w a keybob you have to carry around all the time, all the time along with your new i.d. you know, a million things. i feel like men need purses because of the stuff. it is a waste of time! at least that's the finding of a study by a microsoft top researcher in the "boston
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globe." they talk about how stupid and we don't listen, we tape our passwords on our computer. this study found they are missing something. they're missing the cost of our time, when everybody has to stop working to do these things, it is a huge productivity hit. the study says that i.t. should prioritize, they should alert us when it's a real threat, like how to spot phishing e-mails. you may have to pay more this summer for yourbergs. >> no! >> natasha is upset, whether it's on the grill, at a restaurant and that's mcdonald's, and steakhouses, because it was so cold out. you already knew that it hiked prices for tomatoes and oranges. it meant thinner cows, they spent more time being really cold, couldn't put on the weight that turns into your meat. but this season, cattle prices have really spiked early this year, it's been one of the biggest price hikes they've seen in many years. back to you. >> my goodness.
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everything is affecting beef. yesterday it was the quality of the beef being checked and now it's the prices going up. >> i was joking that you're paying more because you got to get all of the metals like copper out. that's just a joke. >> jen. thank you. moving can be a chore, but it can even be more daunting for older folks. stephanie elam tells bus a company that takes the heavy lifting out of the process in this "small business success." >> reporter: patty gable, carol lightbody and paula megan own changing places, a company that organizes residential relocation force people in their twilight years. >> we help seniors downsize and move from a larger place that they've been living in to something generally smaller. we help with every aspect of that move, from the floorplan to the last box that gets unpacked at the new home. >> the women all had other careers before launching their business in 2005.
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they agree planning is important, but in moderation. >> you can go too far in planning, just do it. after awhile we sat for about a year and did so much talking that after awhile it was just stop talking and let's just do a move. >> they're glad they did and the rewards are more than just financial. >> we all trust each other totally, and we love having our own business. it has been a reinvention of ourselves. >> if you are a small business owner we'd love to see your success story. go to cnn.com/robin to upload a video i-report of your business and share your tips. if we like what we see, you could be featured on "morning express." mi tt is a college known fo the best and the brightest. they may also have the smelliest and the stink has become so bad that the student senate had to step in. plus the yankees got the world series rings and pulled a prank on a former teammate all in the same day.
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a discovery about three miles under the caribbean sea surprised even scientists. take a look for yourself. these cracks in the sea floor are called volcanic vents and they spew hot water, hot enough to melt lead. scientists found them using special sonar and robotic submarine. they may contain previously undiscovered marine life and unlock clues about how life started on earth. body odor is such a big problem at mit a student association is handing out freet deodorant, toothpaste, soap and mouth wash. the samples will be given out in the university's reading room. >> students get pretty ripe. >> people are pretty clean most of the time. sometimes people have marathon study sessions, people won't
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necessarily take showers or brush their teeth for periods of time. >> it's pretty bad usually. >> mit student senate put up more than $400 for the samples. and why the reading room did they give it out, bob? >> i don't know. >> is that where sticky people accumulate? >> i guess. these kids can crash atoms and create mass but can't slap on the right guard? come on. you either have it in here or don't. you're really smart and above everybody else or you're not. i'm the not after traveling outside, travel delays, today is going to be decent. wind will affect you around the boston metro center. weak cold front to the north. 30-minute delays possible in logan. miami, another windy day, chop out in the ocean, winds off the east, 30-mile-per-hour gusts. minneapolis, light rain and thunderstorms for the afternoon,
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30-minute delays possible at msp. more on that in just a bit. in a tatas natasha? >> thank you, bob. we're taking a look at whether it's cheaper to ship your bags, that's new for you in the next hour. steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger, will he be suspended for his off the field actions? that's up to the commissioner to decide. ray is in with more on roethlisberger's meeting with the commish. >> you were the type summoned to the principal's office? >> yes. >> i sort of know what roethlisberger was going through yesterday. yesterday's meeting was held at the nfl headquarters in manhattan. roethlisberger looking the part of nfl star, he arrived clean-cut, nice sharp suit and notice the hair here. we're going to talk about that in just a bit. he emerged a few hours later and
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described the meeting as "very productive." in the past year, roethlisberger has twice been accused of sexual assault by two different women, both times, no charges were filed and an envelope spokesman says the league will review the facts in accordance with its personal conduct code. his actions cost him money. a pittsburgh company ended its beef jerky sponsorship with the steelers quarterback. the company president saying roethlisberger is "falling short of the company's standards." back to the haircut. check it out on the left, the press conference on monday, on the right -- >> looks like a mullet. >> i'm a mullet veteran and that is a mullet. let's hope the clean-cut look impressed commissioner roger goodell. during the home opener yesterday, the yankees pulled a fast one on hideki matsui who now plays for the angels. instead of giving him his real
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world series ring from the year before they switched it with a fake one. >> oh, that's mean. >> turns out derek jeter plays . derek jeter was behind the whole thing. eventually matsui was given his real ring. that's a lot better, a lot more expensive. after four years the streak is over, a young nba fan hanging up his favorite team's jersey. the 12-year-old boy wore a detroit pistons jersey, but decided he wanted to end the streak on an even number. over the course of the streak the young man said he wore at least nine different jerseys. it runs in his family, because his brother did a streak and ended it a few years ago. the octuplets mom had a long chat with ms. oprah winfrey herself. the interview will air next tuesday on the oprah winfrey show and suleman talks about how she is raising his 14 kids.
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here's some stories we're watching today in your morning express planner. at 11:00 a.m. eastern mark becker will be sentenced for killing his former high school football coach. he is facing a mandatory life sentence. in washington, the group citizens against government waste releases its pig book which looks at pork barrel spending. democratic lawmakers will try to move one step closer with another vote beginning at 12:30 p.m. we've got new video of adopted boy sent back to russia by his american family, plus, new details on the controversy. homeless veterans have a new place to stay. we're looking at a city that is doing something very special for them.
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>> whether you won the olympic gold, play professional football or even owned your own team, those reaping the award of tonight's celebrity gala are the stars of the show. welcome to the red carpet at the sixth annual aspire gala, a tribute to life's coaches. >> when you hear some of the testimony of the kids that have gone through our programs, some of the executive directors of the clubs that we've dealt with, these are the guys on ground zero. we recognize these people and attached ourselves with them and they atax them sells with us. >> hal and bill wanted to do something special when their father died.
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by creating this foundation, it allows us to take the legacy of cal senior to the next level and share his live's says sons with kids that need guidance. >> a lot live in circumstances where they don't think about the future. they think of the world that they're in which is not pleasant in cases much they're changed after they come to these camps and think about the future in a positive way, which shows you you're making headway. >> we matchup kids with cops. ninety-seven% of the relationships has improved. the teachers and mentors say these kids are undergoing short-term planning for the first time in their life. we're changing behaviors and that's the first step in changing their lives. when you change their life, you change the community. >> each year the young people have an opportunity to go to the cames. from a public housing community
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torks go to a camp to meet with billy and cal, it's very, very special. >> baseball and life may look simple involving a bat and a ball, but there's more to it, just ask cal. >> many times we communicate in the language of baseball, we're really communicate anything the language of life. with live lesson's, there's things you can learn in team work, individual responsibility. baseball is a cool sport because it blends them both well. >> the earlier you start, the better. i think with cal and billy and the foundation, i think they're doing a tremendous job getting youngsters involved in baseball at a early age. >> life is being apart of a team. sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, and i think we learn more by losing and being a citizen and a good part of the team. when you win it, builds self-esteem and takes you to the next level. >> when a team is not doing
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well, it correlates in life in dealing with the ups and downs, and trying to do things you can best each day. you have to learn how to lose, but winning is a great gift. >> for the cal ripken senior foundation, partnerships have been the key to success. >> i'm thrilled to put my name on this agreement that will signify that the u.s. mar chal service will partner with the ripken foundation to change and affect the lives of hundreds and thousands of kids. >> we're honoring four magnificent people. first jackie. she with her own hands and energy invest in the boys and girls club in st. louis. >> joe ripken will receive an award. there's art, everything he has done speaks for himself. >> to be a guest here treasuress and very excited about football
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and baseball emerging tonight. >> i'm proud of our game, i'm proud of the leagu i'm proud of what we've done, and also proud of my baseball friends who have done so much. >> i don't think there's a better venue in america to help boys become men and girls become women than through sports. coaches are influential to young people. it becomes a responsibility to help them grow and mature in a positive way. >> have a great coach that was in my life. i think with the cal ripken senior foundation is working with young people, teaching them life says sons, and being a valuable as set in the community. >> want to hear from police officers and teachers, we know we're making a difference. >> to learn how to get involved, check out ripkenfoundation.org
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to. learn more about your community, check out on demand and click get local. for comcast on the red carpet, i'm elaina ruse sew. 
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it's wednesday morning. good morning, i'm natasha curry in for robin meade. a earthquake hit china this morning. >> i asked god to make my path straight to her and he did. that man found a missing girl in a swamp where alligators are all over the place. you'll hear his 911 call moments after her rescue. plus, a possible solution for those luggage fees. how about shipping your bags? police have released their incredible 911 call made moments
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after a missing florida girl was found alive in an alligator-infested swamp. look at 11-year-old nadia bloom waving from her stretcher after her rescue yesterday. a member of her family's church found her after setting out on his search in waist deep water. >> yeah, i'll put you on speaker phone. hold on just a second. let me see -- >> hi, this is nadia. i'm the girl that got lost. >> nadia, are you hurt in any way? >> after four days in the swamp nadia was dehydrated and covered in bug bites but otherwise okay. she is mildly ostistic and her parents think she wandered off while trying to make a nature video. >> it just shows the compassion of the human spirit like things like this happen.
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it should give everybody encouragement. it really should. >> the man who found nadia, james king, said the lord guided him to where she was. detectivin detectives questioned him about the rescue and are calling him a hero. new this morning a series of powerful earthquakes in china may have kild around 400 people and injured thousands. a chinese news agency says many victims including young school children are buried underneath debr debris. rescuers are using their bare hands to dig out survivesers. a 6.8 earthquake hit this morning near tibet and followed by strong aftershocks. we have new video of the adopted boy sent back to russia from tennessee. here he is, remember the tennessee family says he's violent and has deep behavioral problems but russia's top welfare official says the family is lying and the boy is in good
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health. >> how can you imagine at 7 years old the boy can be a menace and a danger for the family. >> the official says that he's a very nice boy, meanwhile, russia is threatening to freeze all u.s. adoption of russian children. according to unicef 83% of russian orphans were taken by parents deem unfit by state agencies. you know what, toyota is telling dealers now to stop selling the new lexus gx 460 for now after consumer reports said the suv isn't safe. jennifer westhoven has been watching this story from the very beginning. right, jen? >> yeah. this is a big blow for toyota. this is their luxury brand, lexus. very expensive suv that we're talking about here and now toyota saying, well, we're going to temporarily stop selling it. they obviously learned about what happened with the gas pedals and some of those other
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recalls. well, this very expensive suv that has so many bells and whistles and a very high price tag is being called a safety risk. so, toyota asked dealers to stop selling it after consumers said don't buy the lexus gx 460 because they're concerned it's too dangerous to drive and consumer reports rarely says that they rarely say don't buy. haven't done it in about ten years but they are worried about it in turns. if you were on an exit ramp, it might become a rollover risk. they are determined to identify and correct the issue identified by consumer reports. back to you. >> good thing they're looking into. divers have been cisearchina murky river. the sheriff officers wouldn't led to the search or what he told haleigh family yesterday,
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but a familiar came up in the news conference. >> is this going from a missing person's case to a homicide investigation? >> that is a decision that will be made later. >> can you tell us where crosbin is right now? >> she is the estranged wife of haleigh's father. both have been in custody on drug charges. she says that she woke up at 3:00 a.m. to find haleigh missing and the back door propped open. her story is missing key details. will steelers' quarterback ben roethlisberger be suspended for his off the field actions. ray is in with more on roethlisberger's meeting with the commissioner. >> yesterday's meeting lasted a few short hours and roethlisberger calling it "very productive." the steeler qb looking the part
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of a businessman. quite the contrast from the recent picture s we've seen showing ben sporting that mullet an nfl spokesman will review the facts with its personal conduct code and keep in mind in the past year roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault by two different women. ben roethlisberger just playing the waiting game, so to speak. >> we'll see what happens. thank you. do you love the red sox and have you had trouble pronouncing your rs? casting has begun for "wicked summer." >> did i say it right, bob? >> "wicked summer." >> similar to "jersey shore." the casting director is looking for people to live together, laugh together, drink together and some locals are excited. >> i would definitely be on,
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definitely. >> due you have an accent? >> i had to inquire with our producer, i'm going to fist pump all day, kid. >> all right. my goodness. >> they had to do it like five times. you're in. >> this show starts in july. >> kid, do you drive an irock? check. do you have 13 different versions of a red sox jersey? you're in, kid. that's all you need. live to the east coast right now and this is the way it looks when you get to atlanta. we have it now and the entire eastern seaboard looks pretty good. when you get away from there, we have a frontal boundary draped across the middle of the country. not a lot of humidity. temperature differences. cold front extends from canada back down to the rocky mountains and warm front over to the east and warm air and you see it sandwiched right in. 58 degrees in sioux falls and 63
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in kansas city and 64 in des moines and then you get to chicago warm frontal boundary down to your south and 41 up in thunder bay. the cold air out there across the lakes and back across the rockies and look at the snow across montana. below it a couple showers and thunderstorms. extreme southeastern new mexico, not severe. heavier rain right around near haze, kansas. coming out of the grand island area and also around carne all moving towards the east at a pretty good clip. light showers around omaha and lincoln. up the lineila a little farther trying to pick up rain across the city. hardly any is reaching the ground. back to minnesota is where you could see the rain come down and heavier today. that frontal boundary still in place. look at the snow coming down, great falls you're still getting hammered looking for another five to ten inches of snow.
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winter warnings out there. >> thank you, bob. >> no problem. if you have deadlines to get motivated, you should have plenty of motivation to get your taxes done. tomorrow is the deadline and jen has last-minute tips for you. an amazing story, a high school baseball player makes it back on to the field after a horrible accident.
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time for today's salute to the troops. hi, robin, my name is cassandra and i would like to give a big salute to my husband sergeant john canon who is stationed in ft. bragg, north carolina. we love you, miss you, can't wait until you get home. >> maybe you have somebody in the service and ask you want to salute them. go to cnn.com/robin. a democrat has won a special election in florida. ted deutch got 62% of the vote to beat republican ed lynch.
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they were fighting over wexler's seat. this is considered a big win for democrats. lynch had used the backlash to the new health care bill as a big part of his campaign. the big banks say debt forgiveness may not be the best way to prevent foreclosures and it isn't fair to people who pay their mortgages on time. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. >> this is a big argument out there, but many believe if americans keep on losing their homes and can't pay their mortgages ending up in foreclosure it threatens the little bit of recovery we have right now in the economy. that's still kind of a big overhang out there. well, congress put it to the big mortgage chiefs. why aren't you guys doing more to cut the principal in some cases for people? you know, for maybe people under water. at least the bank gets something back. here's what one said. you decide if you believe them. >> we caution that applying
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principal reductions on a broad scale could raise issues of fairness among consumers. >> all right. i think a lot of people do wonder about whether or not it's fair. another ceo said it will just cost too much to try to help a lot of people. about $900 billion, that's one, you know, i wonder where you fall on that one because on one hand it might cost them something and on the other hand you have a bank with tons of empty hanomes on their hands. just one day more to file your income taxes. this year more of us are taking on our taxes our selves. the irs says 6% more of the returns coming in have been self-prepared. this is from "usa today." the big tax prep firms for them but turbotax says sales are up about 10%. this is all about people trying to spend money. i'll spend the extra time and do it myself.
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accountant says the average cost to have your taxes done to have your taxes done is $230, which is deductible. >> see, i always play by the rules with the taxes, but i try to deduct something this time my accountant said, no, you should read it. check it out see what you've got. let me show you what's going on in new york right now. high pressure building in and hardly any wind, haze. new york you're going to be fine and boston you're going to have a wind. boston watching for half hour delay and let me show you what it looks like down in florida. southern tip of florida and there's miami. winds chopping up that ocean and you'll see them gust 35 miles per hour. so far it's early, no delays. boston 30-minute delays. same with miami, 30-minute delays and kansas city, little breezy, as well. d.c. metro, morning fog.
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minnesota afternoon storms and that's about it. the alleged mistress of jesse james is speaking out and wait until you hear michelle mcgee's message to sandra bullock. why a student group is giving out free soap, deodorant and mouth wash. do i offend?
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nebraska's governor has signed two groundbreaking abortion bills into law. one bans abortions over 20 weeks based on that the fetus could feel pain. they're designed to shut down one of the few doctors who perform late-term abortions in nebraska. >> i didn't find this bill, it found nebraska and that we have a provider in this state that wants to perform late-term abortions. >> liability needs to be determined one-on-one with a woman and her consulting responsible doctor. >> one abortion rights group already appears to be gearing up for a court challenge. it says the new laws are "flatly unconstitutional." the people who decide who get the oscars are being accused of sexism. the academy was unfair to a man, that's new for you in the next
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30 minutes. a florida high school baseball player is overcoming incredible odds after losing a leg and parts of another in a horrific boating accident. ray is back in this morning with that story. >> what a comeback, natasha. about 500 people in attendance from this and from what i read not a dry eye in the house. two summers ago nate winters was thrown from a boat and nearly shredded to pieces by the propeller and to this day doctors still baffled how he was able to survive. nate lost most of his left leg in that accident and parts of his right leg, yet, on monday, here he was, the 16-year-old in his first start for his high school baseball team since that accident using a prosthetic he pitched 4 1/2 innings and even his fastball was clocked at 80 miles per hour and this guy is just incredible. his coach saying his fierce competitiveness is why nate is
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alive today. another touching story from "new york times." yankee star mark teixeira dedicating his season to a one-time promising high school pitcher who succumbed to cancer. he even flew the boy's family in to see the yankees home opener yesterday and then gave his family one of the caps that he wears. all signs point to tiger woods playing in this year's u.s. open. the u.s. golf association saying it received woods' entry form on monday, however, still no indication when or if woods will play any tournaments before the u.s. open. now, imagine the shock that krispy kreme employee got when she opened the drive through window on monday and saw this guy staring at her. phil mickelson still sporting the green jacket a day after he won the masters. sent to us by one of our
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ireporters. he then got his doughnuts for free. >> i am sure he gets a lot of things for free now. >> do i get a free doughnut at krispy kreme? they call themselves the tea party and they'll hit a town where the real deal happened. one famouses face won't be with them.
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>> whether you won the olympic gold, play professional football or even owned your own team, those reaping the award of tonight's celebrity gala are the stars of the show. welcome to the red carpet at the sixth annual aspire gala, a tribute to life's coaches. >> when you hear some of the testimony of the kids that have gone through our programs, some of the executive directors of the clubs that we've dealt with, these are the guys on ground zero. we recognize these people and attached ourselves with them and they atax them sells with us. >> hal and bill wanted to do something special when their father died.
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by creating this foundation, it allows us to take the legacy of cal senior to the next level and share his live's says sons with kids that need guidance. >> a lot live in circumstances where they don't think about the future. they think of the world that they're in which is not pleasant in cases much they're changed after they come to these camps and think about the future in a positive way, which shows you you're making headway. >> we matchup kids with cops. ninety-seven% of the relationships has improved. the teachers and mentors say these kids are undergoing short-term planning for the first time in their life. we're changing behaviors and that's the first step in changing their lives. when you change their life, you change the community. >> each year the young people have an opportunity to go to the cames. from a public housing community
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torks go to a camp to meet with billy and cal, it's very, very special. >> baseball and life may look simple involving a bat and a ball, but there's more to it, just ask cal. >> many times we communicate in the language of baseball, we're really communicate anything the language of life. with live lesson's, there's things you can learn in team work, individual responsibility. baseball is a cool sport because it blends them both well. >> the earlier you start, the better. i think with cal and billy and the foundation, i think they're doing a tremendous job getting youngsters involved in baseball at a early age. >> life is being apart of a team. sometimes you win and sometimes you lose, and i think we learn more by losing and being a citizen and a good part of the team. when you win it, builds self-esteem and takes you to the next level. >> when a team is not doing
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well, it correlates in life in dealing with the ups and downs, and trying to do things you can best each day. you have to learn how to lose, but winning is a great gift. >> for the cal ripken senior foundation, partnerships have been the key to success. >> i'm thrilled to put my name on this agreement that will signify that the u.s. mar chal service will partner with the ripken foundation to change and affect the lives of hundreds and thousands of kids. >> we're honoring four magnificent people. first jackie. she with her own hands and energy invest in the boys and girls club in st. louis. >> joe ripken will receive an award. there's art, everything he has done speaks for himself. >> to be a guest here treasuress and very excited about football
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and baseball emerging tonight. >> i'm proud of our game, i'm proud of the leagu i'm proud of what we've done, and also proud of my baseball friends who have done so much. >> i don't think there's a better venue in america to help boys become men and girls become women than through sports. coaches are influential to young people. it becomes a responsibility to help them grow and mature in a positive way. >> have a great coach that was in my life. i think with the cal ripken senior foundation is working with young people, teaching them life says sons, and being a valuable as set in the community. >> want to hear from police officers and teachers, we know we're making a difference. >> to learn how to get involved, check out ripkenfoundation.org
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to. learn more about your community, check out on demand and click get local. for comcast on the red carpet, i'm elaina ruse sew.
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a series of earthquakes may have killed at least 400 people in rural china. look at the damage here. a chinese news agency says 10,000 people are injured. people are reportedly digging out survivors with their bare hands right now. in one town firefighters are trying to rescue students trapped inside a school. a 6.9 quake hit near tibet. michael jackson's former doctor cannot practice in texas any more. he is not allowed to administer
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propofol and other anthetics. those are some of your headlines this morning. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. first, our top story, it's not clear if a florida girl was released from the hospital after spending four days lost in a swamp but the story of nadia bloom's rescue is incredible. a member of her church set out to look for her for hours one of the most alligator-filled lakes in florida. he found her bare foot and dehydrat dehydrated, but okay. >> the lord has given her great fate and she knew someone would come and rescue her. she was not shivering. she was just calm and we, the scripture that i quoted a while ago when i got my friend on the phone and she jumped right in and quoted it with me. she has god's word written on her heart and i know that god was with her and answers
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prayers. >> that guy, king, called 911 ask then wrapped toilet paper around a tree to mark their spot and police used his cell phone signal and gps coordinators to find them in the swamp. president obama says this week's nuclear summit made progress towards imuv prooing the security of nuclear arsenals around the world. mexico, ukraine have agreed to convert it to safer fuel, but the big disappointment was there was no agreement with china and russia on setting sanctions on its nuclear program. >> sanctions aren't a magic wand. what sanctions do accomplish is hopefully to change the calculus of a country like iraq so that they see that there are more costs and fewer benefits to pursuing a nuclear weapons program. >> another headline out of the two-day summit, the u.s. and russia agreed to eliminate
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weapons grade plutonium from their military programs. that's secretary of state hillary clinton. clinton says they'll get rid of enough material to make 17,000 nuclear weapons. a former member of the clinton administration will head a special investigation into the west virginia mine disaster. j. davitt mcateer was in charge of the u.s. mine safety and health administration and west virginia governor asked him to lead an independent investigation into what happened in last week's explosion that killed 29 miners. the tea partiers are headed to the home of the real deal today. sarah palin is the headlining speaker at a tea party rally in boston. one person, though, who won't be here, massachusetts senator scott brown. the tea party movement celebrated his win, but a political expert says brown should avoid being identify
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would the group, if he wants to be re-elected. michelle mcgee is apologizing to actress sandra bullock about having an affair with her husband, jesse james. she feels bad about the whole thing and blamed james for claiming they were separated when they first got together. joy behar discussed this apology with her guests on her show last night. >> this is the worst apology i have ever seen. this is one of those, i'm sorry you feel that way apapologies. if she wanted to do something nice for sandra bullock, she would go away. say she's apologizing but i'm sure all her people are calling up every station about a reality show and she's getting herself in front of the camera. >> mcgee said she understands what bullock is going through. you can catch the joy behar show at 9:00 p.m.
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spirit airlines has got a lot of attention when it decided to start charging for carry-on luggage. is it cheaper just to ship your luggage? in most cases the answer is no but people are doing it now. u.p.s. says it's seeing a dramatic surge to ship skis and stuff. >> my husband always tries to get me to ship my luggage because i take too much. >> four suitcases of shoes. >> you need them all, bob. good morning, natasha. this weather brought to you by zyrtec. you need it today from the east coast down to the deep south. high pressure dominating and nothing to wash pollen out of the sky and not until you get the center part of the plains up to the upper midwest. if i'm starting out with rain this light, you know the weather is decent. cold air still in place and
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great fall, montana, heavy snow for the morning. five to ten inches of snow on top of what you saw overnight. i-10 and western parts of texas and that's all draped around the cold frontal boundary and later today you can see these evolve into stronger thundershowers around the front range. i-70 across parts of kansas and going to nebraska and the rain right towards grand island and i haven't seen any lightning strikes here in the last two hours. little daytime heating later today, cold front back to the west and refire some more thundershowers and i think that's around mid-afternoon or so to the evening hours. the radar sweep as it goes through, again, not much out there. scattered showers at best. good news if you're trying to travel now. watch for some rain around msp at the airport. looking nice with the snow, it will continue for, i'd say the next 12 hours or so. winter snow warnings until noon
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and flurries through mid-day, mid-afternoon and then over to the east coast, a weak frontal boundary draped right across the east atlantic and take you live to washington, d.c., if you're trying to get up towards the beltway today. morning fog. five-mile visibility and capitol looks good y don't see much of a problem visibility wise. wind around the east coast and i'll show you those in a bit. what about the best weather in the country yesterday? yesterday was the worst and today is the best, memphis, tennessee. 84 degrees, mostly sunny skies today. little pollen in the air, no big deal. winds will be light but blue skies and 84 in mid-april, memphis, that's just lovely. >> great shopping weather, bob. >> yeah, i guess it is. i guess you're right. >> thank you. >> all right, natasha. you're always told to keep changing your password at work or on websites and some people say don't even bother. also ahead, sigorny weaver is blasting the oscars.
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she says members of the academy are voting based on who has breasts and who doesn't.
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check this out, it took two police cars to stop this driver in michigan. it started after he took off from a traffic stop for loitering. he weaved in and out of traffic for five minutes before finally stopping. the two patrol cars were damaged. the suspect is facing several charges. the arizona house has passed a controversial immigration bill that may be the toughest in the
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country. if the governor signs it, it will allow police to ask for i.d. and arrest someone who can't show it. it comes after months of debate, which got even hotter two weeks ago after a rancher was murdered near the border with mexico. the aclu says it will genate a storm of lawsuits. do you find it annoying when the tech guys at work tell you it's time to change your password again? it turns out it may be a huge waste of time. >> they want us to mix up the lower case and the upper case and not use the same password twice and carry these things around with the constantly changing things when you're trying to type it fast enough and where is it and i don't want to carry this around -- i will, i will because i like my job, but, still. it can be annoying. well, you're right if you think it's just annoying and not doing anything. so says a study by microsoft top
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researcher. while i.t. people and i've heard some of them, they all talk about how stupid we all are, we don't listen, we take our passwords and paste them on our computers sometimes. well, the study says they're the ones who are missing something. they're not factoring in the time costs something, too. your time is valuable. when everybody, yeah, has to stop and do these things, it is a big hit to productivity and the study says that if i.t., if they want to be effective the best thing is to prioritize and alert us when there is a real threat like how to stop a fish ing e-mail. this summer you may have to pay more for your burgers. i'm talking about if you're out on the grill or fast food restaurant or steakhouse and all because of that cold winter. we knew it affected the vegetable crops and also affected the cows. a lot of them trying to stay
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warm in many parts of the country. they didn't bulk up as much. cattle prices have spiked, one of the biggest price spikes in years. that is something you may notice at the grocery store this summer. as our executive producer said. >> thank you, jen. here's some stories we're watching out for today in your morning express planner. mark d. becker will be sentenced for killing his former high school football coach, ed thomas. he is facing a mandatory life sentence. the group citizens against government waste releases its pig book which looks at pork barrel spending and democratic lawmakers will try to move one step closer to removing unextended benefits with another vote beginning at 12:30 p.m. police say a suspect in a burglary had no problem breaking into a drugstore, but it was his attempt at an escape that needed some work. oh, yes. also ahead, star quarterback
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ben roethlisberger had a serious meter yesterday, a day after avoiding sexual assault charges. why are people talking about his hair?
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president obama will unveil his vision for the space program tomorrow. the administration plans to increase nasa's budget by $6 billion over the next five years. the president is also canceling the constellation program that would send more astronauts to the moon. neal armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, called the plan devastating. actress sigourney weaver is slamming the group that hands out the oscars. james cameron didn't win because he isn't a woman. it went to his ex-wife, kathryn bigel bigelow. we haven't heard from the academy about it. smell something? body odor such a big problem at m.i.t. a school administration
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is handish out deodorant, toothpaste and mouth wash. students are so busy with finals they forget about hygiene. the samples will be handed out in the reading room. >> people here are pretty clean most of the time and sometimes we'll have marathon study sessions where people won't necessarily take showers or brush their teeth for periods of time. >> it's pretty bad usually. >> it put up more than $400 for the samples. when i was in college they would have contests how long they could go. i didn't do it. will ben roethlisberger be suspended for his off the field actions. ray is in with more. hey, ray. >> this happened yesterday, natasha. it was a long time coming. roethlisberger has been accused by sexual assault by two different women and both times no charges was filed. this is roethlisberger arriving
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for his meeting, very clean cut and sharp suit and a brand-new haircut. we'll get to more on that in a bit. roethlisberger described the whole process as "very productive." an nfl spokesman will review the facts in accordance with its personal conduct code and no timetable when the commissioner will make a decision. already his off the field actions have cost roethlisberger some money. a local station ended its beef jerky deal with roethlisberger. back to that hair cut. check it out again. on the left, that's ben at a press conference on monday. the old mullet look back in the 1980s and on the right ben in new york yesterday and let's hope for his sake the clean cut look impressed commissioner roger goodell. it's a known fact, baseball players love pulling pranks. during their home opener yesterday the yankees pulled a fat one on hideki matsui who
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plays for the angels. instead of giving him the real world series ring from the year before, they switched it with a fake one. turns out derek jeter was behind the whole thing. well, eventually, matsui was given his real ring. >> he's smiling at least. >> yeah, good guy there. after four years the streak is over. young nba fan finally hanging up his favorite team's jersey get this for 1,460 days in a row the boy wore a detroit pistons jersey but decided, let's put an end to this thing. he wanted to end the streak on an even number. over the course of the streak, he wore nine different jerseys. no m.i.t. thing going on with this king. >> they were laundered. all right, thank you. controversy is brewing over some comments from a possible republican presidential candidate in 2012. wait until you hear what mike huckabee said about same-sex
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marriage. that's new for you in about 20 minutes. one burglary suspect's escape plan turned out hard to execute. he fell from a ladder six times in a row. steady. a surveillance camera recorded him in a drug warehouse when he heard police sirens outside. right to the ground. he was trying to get out through the ceiling and he got away on his seventh stri. police in tulsa, oklahoma, are looking for him. probably on the ground somewhere. >> one, two, three. four, five, six times i try to escape. that's classic. hey, good morning, natasha. let me show you what is going on right now, no delays except for one, dulles up in washington. you're looking at a fog delay. 35 to 40 minutes. it will only lost another hour or so. here's what it looks like for the rest of the day. boston 30-minute delays with winds popping up this afternoon.
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boston is windy. kansas city gusty winds and then in minneapolis later today it will be rain showers and some thunderstorms. take a live look at charlotte for you. the way it looks in north carolina. pretty nice. high today 67 degrees and live look from wcnc. my old station. pretty nice. queen city should be dry today. we have your dancing with the stars fix, stick around for the skinny on who was sent home last night. homeless veteran s have a nw place to stay. we're looking at a city that is doing something really special for them.
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good morning. i'm natasha curry, robin meade is on assignment. there you are. >> i've got her. i've got nadia. i'm in the middle of the swamp. brand-new details on a missing girl found alive in an alligator infested swamp. you'll hear from the man who took big rives to find her. this, right now people are using their bare hands to find survivors in an earthquake. 400 people may be dead and 10,000 others may be dead. plus, why changing your computer password may be a big waste of your time.
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police have released the incredible 911 call made just moments after a missing florida girl was found alive in an alligator infested swamp. take a look here at 11-year-old nadia bloom. she is waving her hand from her stretcher from her rescue yesterday. a member of her family's church found her after setting out on a zone to search for her in waist-deep water. when he called 911 dispatchers asked to speak to nadia. >> yeah, i'll put you on speaker phone. hold on just a second. let me see if i can get this working baby. >> hi, this is nadia. i'm the girl who got lost? >> you're not hurt in any way? >> after nearly four days in the swamp, police say nadia was dehydrated and covered in bug bites. she is mildly autistic and they thought she wandered off to make a nature video. they were overwhelmed to hear she was safe.
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>> it just shows the compassion of the human spirit when things like this happen and it should give everybody encouragement. it really should. >> the man who found nadia, james king, said the lord guided him to where she was. they're calling him a hero. we'll hear from king in the next half hour. new this morning, a series of powerful earthquakes in china may have killed about 400 people. 10,000 people are believed to be injured right now. a chinese news agency says many victims including young school children are buried underneath debris. rescuers are using their bare hands to dig out survivors. a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit near tibet this morning quickly followed by several strong aftershocks. toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx 46 o, for now. that's after consumer reports said the suv is not safe. jennifer westhoven has been closely looking into toyota's safety issues since the very beginning.
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what's going on? >> toyota already in hot water, shall we say. this is one of its crown jewel cars. it will stop selling this expense v suv because the magazine says the car is too dangerous to drive. it is the lexus gx 460. consumer reports said don't buy it. it's very rare for them to say something like that. they haven't said something like that in ten years. they're concerned when you're going around a turn that there's too much of a risk that the car might roll over. a spokesman said toyota and lexuses are determined to identify and correct the issue that consumer reports identified. these cars, natasha, sell for about $60,000. >> that's a chunk, especially with the economy. >> that is a lot for, you know, for even a new car. i would suspect that a lot of people who bought them thought one of the reasons they were paying for all that was because
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they were getting a lot of safety, as well. >> that's a good point. especially being a larger vehicle. jen, thank you very much for that appreciate it. nebraska's governor has signed two groundbreaking abortion bills into law. one bans abortions after 20 weeks based on the aassertion that the fetus can feel pain. the other requires doctors to screen women before having an abortion. >> i didn't find this bill, it found nebraska in that we have a provider in this state that wants to perform late-term abortions. >> liability needs to be determined one-on-one with a woman and her consulting responsible doctor. >> one abortion rights group already appears to be gearing up for a court challenge. it says the new laws are "flatly unconstitutional." michelle mcgee is apologizing to actress sandra bullock about having an affair with her husband, jesse james. mcgee feels bad about the whole
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thing and blamed james for claiming that he says they were separated when they first got together. hln joy behar discussed this apology with guests on her show last night. let's listen. >> this is the worst apology i have ever seen. this is one of those i'm sorry you feel that way. if she really wanted to do something nice for sandra bullock, she would go away. i mean, really, what she's trying to do here, say she's apologizing, but i'm sure all her people are calling up every tv station about a reality show right now. she's just getting herself in front of the camera. >> mcgee also said that she understands what bullock is going through. you can catch the joy behar show at 9:00 p.m. eastern and tonight joy has a primetime exclusive with kate gosselin on her latest legal ranglings. we cannot wait for that, bob. >> i guess not. >> yeah. she's still on "dancing with the stars". >> she didn't get booted off
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last night? she's not going in playboy, i understand. >> hef says no. that's all interesting. let's see how that works out. let me show you what's happening. east coast we have high pressure dominating for the most part. you can see the clouds as they extend out to the atlantic ocean and above and below it, nothing but clear skies. trying to catch a flight in or out of the big city, looks like it is very nice. temperatures today 80 degrees and mostly sunny skies and high pollen count and if you're susceptible to that you'll get a little taste of that action coming down in this part of the country. that is true for everybody to california. i want to take you out to the west coast because the high pressure dominates not just the east coast, but weak disturbance across northern california and that's all we're looking at right now and rain around the northern part of california and not quite in towards oregon but the one main storm we're following is into canada right now.
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all snow and heavy times for you. central parts of montana. you have cold air to the west and cold air sandwiched in the middle and 61 in fargo and dry in bismarck it's 31 and 41 in duluth. warm air trying to get squirted up towards the north and not a big deal but a couple of these pop later on today. rain showers heavy at times around central nebraska and starting to wind down a bit across western texas and extreme eastern new mexico and that will refire in the form of light thundershowers and not a real severe weather day. getting up towards nebraska and light rain now pulling in closer to omaha right now and gets into lincoln later this morning and then minneapolis, if you're trying to catch a flight right here, watch for some delays. mainly west and some of this scoots in later today. better look at those air travel delays in about 15 minutes. >> that means we have them. former republican
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presidential candidate mike huckabee really had something to say about same-sex marriage and his comments are getting a lot of attention. plus -- >> pretty good and then goes like this. this is direct smelliness of the average person. >> he's talking about some college students that may be too busy to shower. now there is a plan to deal with these smelly issues.
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time for today's salute to the troops. join me here. >> hi, robin. my name is cassandra canon and i would like to give a salute to my husband first sergeant john canon who is stationed in ft. bragg, north carolina. john, we love you, we miss you and can't wait until you get home. we are counting the days. >> if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them go to cnn.com/robin. brand-new video of that little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee.
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the boy will celebrate his 8th birthday this week. he is violent and has deep behavioral problems. but the officials say the family is lying and the boy is in good health. >> how can you imagine at 7 years old the boy can be a menace, a danger for the family. for the adult people. >> the official says that he is a very nice boy. meanwhile, russia's threatening to freeze all u.s. adoptions of russian children. according to unicef 83% of russia's orphans in 2008 were taken from biological parents deemed unfit by state agencies. all right, you ready? just one more day to file your taxes, so, who prepared yours? an accountant or did you do it yourself? many people did things differently this year. jennifer westhoven is here and you've done your taxes. >> yes, yes, thanks to you. >> yesterday was no.
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>> yeah, this is the time when you want to either get them done or file that extension, but this year more of us are doing our own taxes. the irs tells "usa today" 60% more of the returns they're get rg self-prepared because people are trying to save money. it costs $230 roughly to have your taxes done. tax software tends to be cheappe cheapper. the paper says turbotax sales are up 10%. all right, on the home front, many economists believe if americans continue to keep losing their homes to foreclosure, all those empty homes can threaten neighborhoods, local economies and, together, they threaten that little bit of recovery we got going on in the economy. so, foreclosure still a big threat. well, congress turned to some big mortgage chiefs and said, hey, how come you guys aren't doing more to cut the debt, cut the principal for some people
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especially people under water in their homes so the bank gets something back and the neighborhood survivese. here's what they said. >> we caution that applying principal reductions on a broad scale could raise issues of fairness among consumers. >> all right, so, that was one talking about fairness and another from chase. another executive said it would cost too much to help people underwatter to the tune of something like $900 billion. but i think that's if they helped all of them. >> all right, jen, thank you. a republican candidate for governor is now pulling back his endorsement of a possible tea party militia. and a 16-year-old is making a comeback to baseball after losing his leg. what his coach says made a big difference in his recovery.
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16 empty past the hour divers have been searching a murky river in the possible break in the haleigh cummings'
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case. the sheriff office would not say what led to the search, but they had spoken to the family and were also questioning misty croslin who was baby-sitting the night she disappeared. both have been in custody on drug charges. she may have shed some light on who was responsible for haleigh's disappearance and someone else may have been implicated. she woke up at 3:00 a.m. to find haleigh missing and the back door propped open. she denies any involvement in her disappearance. a republican running for governor in oklahoma says a voluntary militia would be okay if it didn't use force against the government. tea party leaders support the idea of a group to help oversee a self-reaching government. >> my ideas and my goal of good
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government as governor is just to protect the citizens standing on the rule of law and that is my goal. so, no, i don't have this clandescent idea of supporting some wild eyed militia or something like that. my goal is to protect the citizens standing on constitutional principals. >> critics say there is already the national guard to protect states and a new militia would only insight extremism. do you love the red sox and have trouble pronouncing your rs? there may be a show just for you. casting has begun for "wicked summer". >> "wicked summer." a reality show. i'm trying to get the boston accent down. the director says he's looking for people to live together, laugh together, drink together. some locals they're knigexcited about it, not my accent. >> i would definitely be on there.
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>> do you have the accent? >> i am going to -- >> the show is set to start filming in july and i'll be watching to work on my accent. a florida high school baseball player is overcoming incredible odds after losing his leg and parts of another leg in a horrible boating accident. ray's back in this morning with that accident. amazing it see him play when you know what he's been through. >> i have read a couple different accounts of this story. this kid lost 80% of his blood. you don't survive that. nate winters was thrown from a boat and hit by the propeller. nate lost most of his left leg in that accident and parts of his right leg. yet, on monday, here he was. the 16-year-old his first start for his high school baseball team since the accident using a
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prosthetic nate pitched 4 1/2 innings and allowed one run and even his fastball, get this, was clocked at 80 miles an hour. his coach says his fierce competitiveness is why nate is alive today. you go, young man. yankee star mark teixeira more or less dedicating his season to a one-time promising high school pitcher who succumbed to cancer last year. he is honoring the young man by inscribing his name and jersey number on the inside of his ball cap and flew the boy's family in to see the yankee home opener yesterday. great gesture by him. meantime, all signs point to tiger woods playing in this year's u.s. open, which will be held in june at pebble beach. the u.s. golf association says they received his form on monday. there is still no indication, though, if woods will play any tournaments before the u.s. open. now, imagine the shock a krispy kreme employee got when she rolled down the window and
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saw masters champ phil mickelson still sporting the green jacket a day after he won the masters. the photo was taken by the store's manager and sent to us by one of our ireporters after snapping the photo the store manager then gave mickelson his doughnuts for free. >> you probably can't go throughout any drive through without being photographed. free doughnuts. you can buy a pretty nice car for the money that someone paid for a video game, so, what made it worth so much money? you'll fall off your chair when you hear how many times this burglary suspect off off his ladder trying to get away.
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an earthquake and several strong aftershocks may have killed at least 400 people in rural china. a news agency says that 10,000 people were injured. people are reportedly digging out survivors with their bare hands and in one town firefighters are trying to rescue students trapped inside a school. the u.s. geological survey says the 6.9 quake hit near tibet. michael jackson's former doctor cannot practice medicine in tex ths way he used to any more. he's not allowed to administer propofol and some other anthetics.
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murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. those are your headlines. it is wednesday morning, welcome back. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. hope you're doing well. a florida girl has reportedly been released from the hospital after spending four days lost in the swamp. the story of nadia bloom's rescue is incredible. a member of her church set out all by himself to look for her he found her bare foot and dehydrated but okay. >> she was not frightened. she was very calm. the lord has given her great faith. she said she knew someone would come to rescue her. she was not shivering. she was just calm and we, the scripture that i quoted a while ago when i got my friend on the phone and we started, she jumped right in and quoted it with me. she has god's word written on her heart and i know that god was with her and answers
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prayers. >> king called 911 and then wrapped toilet paper around a tree to mark their spot. police also used his cell phone signal and gps coordinates to find him in the swap. the immigration bill the toughest one in the country would allow police to ask for i.d. and arrest if they can't show it. months of debate after a rancher was murdered near the border with mexico. the aclu says it will generate a storm of lawsuits. the tea partiers are headed to the home of the real deal today. sarah palin the headlining speaker where the original tea party happened in 1773. one person that won't be there is massachusetts senator scott brown. the tea party movement celebrated his win, but a political expert says that brown should avoid being identified with the group if he wants to be re-elected. how influenceal are the tea partiers? cnn research corporation found that only 10% of the people in a
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new poll have actively supported the movement. president obama says this week's nuclear summit made real progress towards improving the security of nuclear arsenals around the world. for instance, mexico, ukraine and canada have all agreed to eliminate stockpiles or convert it to safer fuel, but the big disappointment there is no disagreement with russia and sanctions against its nuclear program. >> sanctions aren't a magic wand. what sanctions do accomplish are hopefully to change the calculus of a country like iran so that they see there are more costs and fewer benefits to pursuing a nuclear weapons program. >> another headline out of the two-day summit. the u.s. and russia agreed to eliminate weapons grade plutonium from their military programs and that secretary of state hillary clinton there and
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clinton says they'll get rid of enough material to make 17,000 nuclear weapons. one burglary suspect's escape plan turned out to be hard to execute. look at this here, he fell from the ladder six times in a row. look at him there. see that. there he goes. a surveillance camera recorded him in this drug warehouse when he heard police sirens outside. he was trying to get out through the ceiling. he got away on his seventh try. police in tulsa, oklahoma, are looking for him. maybe he's hiding in the ceiling somewhere. a man got more than $31,000 for an old video game. he says he read an article on cnn.com about rare video games and he put it up on ebay and the bidding went through the roof. he says he bought it for five or ten bucks when he was a kid. pretty cool. hey, bob. >> i still have all the 1600 games, at least my mom and dad
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do, i think. the very first atari with all those games that cost 25 bucks apiece in the 1980s. that's a lot of cash. let me show you what's happening if you're traveling out there today. cold front dropping down through the middle of the country and extend down to middle of new mexico and little energy trying to round the trough and showers developing in western texas and parts of new mexico, also. so far things are okay and check out the way the warm front is situated and right around kansas city and cold front goes back to the west. cold sector and another cold area and that's across the western part of the cold front and you can see lining up with the temperature readings. drive up to fargo at 61 and drive over to bismarck, only 41. colder air ahead of this and 49 degrees in chicago and 49 in green bay and temperatures in the low 30s starting out this morning in the northeast. across the middle of the country
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rain showers wrapped up within that cold front and basically dry east of here. if you're traveling to areas like new york city to miami, live shot coming out from columbus circle in new york. look at this, finally a lot of sunshine, once again. temperatures a little bit better, mid-60s. behind there, oh, i'm walking here. do you see that guy? very nice. new york, very nice. so, there you go. let me show you some more rough weather spots and we'll get more of this later today. western parts of texas, rain out here and some will develop into thunderstorms around the spine of that cold front and that's late this afternoon and already rain coming in right outside of kansas city and north parts of kansas you can see it there and driving in towards nebraska and rain headed towards omaha and lincoln, too. not a downpour but still light, scattered showers. delays from the airports because of the rain and a better look at those coming up in about ten minutes. >> keeping you busy today. we have your "dancing with the stars" fix and stick around
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for the skinny on who was sent home last night. don't you hate the hassle of changing your passwords to keep your information safe? listen up, that whole password thing may just be a myth.
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here's a look at the morning papers. "the new york times" looks at the colleges and universities increasing their wait list for perspective students. many students are complaining that the lists have become giant holding pens where they don't get a yes or no on admissions. "the last times" leads with a report that shows the city's lawn watering restrictions actually caused water mains to break last year. changes in water pressure strained l.a.'s water pipes causing them to burst.
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"usa today" says advertising is coming to twitter. the social networking service has signed up with partners like starbucks and virgin america about 70 million people use twitter. one more celebrity got the boot on "dancing with the stars" last night came down to aden turn turner and nash. >> the couple with the lowest combined total and therefore leaving right now is -- aden and edyta. >> so, there you have it. the "all my children" star was sent packing. turner thanked his partner for teaching him new moves and says they will stay friends. of course, that means that kate gosselin, folks, is safe to dance another day and have another hair do. she will sit down with hln joy behar tonight and you can catch the primetime exclusive interview tonight at 9:00 eastern. you just find it absolutely
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annoying when the tech guys at work tell you it's time to change your computer password, again. think of another one. turns out changing your password over and over might be a huge waste of time. i'm smiling about it. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you and me. >> i know it probably depends where you work and i now have friends that they want them to change their passwords every month and they're writing it down on slips of paper and trying to mix the upper and lower case and these things are constantly changing. well, you are right. it is a waste of time, at least that is the finding by just one study but done by a microsoft, a top researcher there. in this morning's "boston globe." while the i.t. people may often fuss on how we're all really stupe sx stupid and we don't listen and, natasha y know i.t. people, they do do that. but the study found that it's actually them who are missing something.
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they're behaving as though our time doesn't cost anything, but it is, it's worth something to us when everybody has to collectively stop and do these little things it gets in the way of work. it's a productivity hit. i.t. should prioritize and alert us to real threats like how to train everybody to spot phishing e-mails which could really mess up a corporate network. this summer you may have to pay more for your burgers. that's on the grill or whether you go to fast food or a restaurant. all because of that cold winter we had. we know it raised prices for tomatoes and oronges and also meant thinner cows. back to you. >> come to think of it, i went to get a gyro the other day and they didn't have any left and it was pricy and no tomatoes. star quarterback ben roethlisberger had a serious meeting yesterday.
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why are people talking about his hair? look at that. and a new discovery in the caribbean sea has scientists really excited. we'll tell you why.
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one in four heart doctors say they order medical tests that might not be needed out of fear they might get sued and many doctors say they ordered extra tests if they thought another doctor might do the test. 600 doctors were surveyed to explain the big difference in health care costs across the country. it came out yesterday in the journal circulation. some ohio teenagers are promising to stay away from
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tanning beds before they go to prom. it's called the save your skin pledge. >> i am confident with myself and i'll have my nice dress and wear all my makeup and i think i'll feel confident and look good even though i'm not tan. >> a former student who was diagnosed with melanoma in 2003 started the pledge drive. each teen that promises to avoid tanning beds gets a gift for a free spray tan and a free hair cut. will steelers' quarterback ben roethlisberger be suspended for his off the field actions? that's now up to the commissioner to decide. >> i say at least a one-game suspension. roger goodell does not play around, especially when it comes to things like this, natasha. this meeting was a long time coming. twice in the past year roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault by two different women. no charges were filed. this was roethlisberger arriving
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at the headquarters for his meeting. very clean cut, nice, sharp suit and noticeably a brand spanking new haircut. more on that in just a bit. roethlisberger described the whole process as "very productive." now an nfl spokesman says the league will review the facts in accordance with its personal conduct code. well, his off the field actions have cost roethlisberger some money. yesterday a pittsburgh company ended its beef jerky sponsorship with the steelers quarterback. the company's president saying roethlisberger is "falling short of the company's standards. ." now back to that haircut. on the left, there's roethlisberger during his monday afternoon press conference. >> that looks greasy. >> on the right, ben in new york yesterday. i guess the buzz cut look. let's hope for his sake the whole clean cut look definitely impressed commissioner roger goodell. well known fact that
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baseball players love playing pranks. the yankees pulled a fast one on hideki matsui who plays for the angels. instead of giving him his real world series ring from the year before, they switched it with a fake one. derek jeter was behind the whole joke. eventually matsui was given his real ring. >> finally. >> good sport, though. after four years the streak is over. a young nba fan finally hanging up his favorite team's jersey for 1,460 days in a row the 12-year-old boy wore a detroit pistons jersey but decided he wanted to end the streak on an even number. it ended tuesday. over the course of the streak, thank goodness, the young man says he wore at least nine different jerseys. it wasn't the same jersey, he wore nine different ones. i'm surprised mom and dad would let him pursue this. my dad would say, no, not going to happen. >> my parents would, too. thank you, ray.
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there is a new warning if you pay at the pump with a credit card or a debitard. hln money expert clark howard explains how your personal information could be at risk and how to protect yourself. >> okay, i got a stunner for you that first we were tipped off by a caller to our show. would you believe that if you do pay at the pump at a gas station, that your information may be incredibly vulnerable? here's why. it's absolutely amazing. there are these keys that are used to lock and unlock gas pumps. those keys are standardized. so, keys have been falling into the hands of the wrong people who then decretely open up a pump, add a little device to where your credit card or debit card is read and they are able to get a magnetic copy of it and then they're able to swipe the money from your bank account or do charges to your credit card. the only protection in place right now is not to do pay at the pump, go stand in line and
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then pay there and then come back and pump. now, the oil companies are going to have to come up with a solution to it, but until until happens, your only protection is what i said. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to protect your wallet, go to cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> clark will teach you how to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern on saturday and sunday right here on hln. here's some stories we're watching for today in your morning express planner. at 11:00 eastern marc d. becker will be sentenced for killing his former high school football coach, ed thomas. in washington, the group citizens against government waste releases its annual pig book which looks at pork barrel spending. and democratic lawmakers will try to move one step closer to restoring unemployment benefits with another vote at 12:30 p.m. flies are apparently overtaking a town in new york.
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people in williamson, ontario, say the pests arrived last week. one store cannot keep fly swatters or fly tape in stock. >> it was friday. every time somebody opened up the door there was just hundreds of them. you just couldn't swat them fast enough. >> the county and state health departments say they haven't received any complaints about the flies. it was elvis night on "american idol." hear which of the singers sounded like they belonged in the jungle room. plus a health warning if you like white bread.
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good morning. happy hump day. it's wednesday, of course. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. here's what's coming up on this hour of "morning express." >> i've got nadia. i'm in the middle of the swamp. >> brand new details on a missing girl found alive in an alligator-infested swamp. you'll hear from the man who took big risks to find her. plus, right now people are using their bare hands to try to find survivors buried in earthquake rubble. at least 400 people may be dead and 10,000 others may be hurt. our top story, police have released this incredible 911 call made moments after a missing florida girl was found
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alive in an alligator-infested swamp. first take a look at 11-year-old nadia bloom waving from this stretcher after her rescue yesterday. a member of her family's church found her after setting out on his own search in waist-deep water. when he called 911, dispatchers here asked to speak to nadia. >> yeah, i'm going to put you on speakerphone. hold on just a second. let me see if i can get this thing working, baby. >> hi. this is nadia. i'm the girl who got lost. >> nadia, are you okay? you're not hurt in any way? >> yeah, i'm -- [ inaudible ] >> after four days in the swamp, police say nadia was dehydrated and covered with bug bites but otherwise she was okay. she's mildly autistic and her parents say she wandered off while trying to make a nature video. they were overwhelmed to hear that she was safe. >> it just shows the compassion of the human spirit when things like this happen. it gives -- it should give
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everybody encouragement, it really should. >> the man who found nadia, james king, says that the lord guided him to where she was. detectives questioned him about the rescue and they're calling him a hero. we'll hear from king next half hour. new this morning, a powerful earthquake in china may have killed about 400 people. 10,000 people are believed to be injured right now. it was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake and was quickly followed by several stronger aftershocks. one person told cnn his house survived the first quake but crumbled in the first aftershock. look at the damage on your screen. a chinese news agency says many victims, including schoolchildren, are buried under debris. a police officer says that rescuers are using their bare hands to dig out survivors. toyota is telling dealers to stop selling the new lexus gx-460 for now. that's all after "consumer reports" said the suv is not safe. jennifer westhoven has been watching this and looking at toyota's safety issues since the
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sfau start. what's the latest? >> it was a very rare thing for "consumer reports" to say don't buy this. in response toyota says they will temporarily stop selling this. this is an expensive suv, by the way. it's worth about -- you'd buy them for about $60,000. but after the "consumer reports" magazine said don't buy it because it's too dangerous. this is a new 2010 lexus gx-460. "consumer reports" hasn't said anything like that in about ten years, so very rare for them to say something like this. basically they found on some of their test drives that the suv was just too likely to possibly roll over in a turn scenario, like maybe on an exit ramp. a spokesman for toyota and lexus says they are determined to identify and correct the issue identified by "consumer reports." >> we'll see what happens next. >> it undermines that idea that if you pay a lot for something, that you think you're getting the best of the best.
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>> yeah, definitely for sure. all right, we'll see the investigation uncovered, really curious to see if they comment more. we have brand new video of that little boy sent back to russia by his adoptive family in tennessee. he will celebrate his eighth birthday this week. the tennessee family says he is violent and has deep behavioral problems but russia's top children's welfare official says the family is lying and the boy is in good health. >> how can you imagine that a 7 years old boy can be a menace, a danger for the family, for adult people? >> the official says he's a very nice boy. meanwhile russia is threatening to freeze all u.s. adoptions of russian children. according to unicef 83% of orphans were taken by parents deemed unfit. the tea partiers are headed to the home of the real deal today. sarah palin is the headlining speaker in boston where the original tea party happened back
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in 1773. now, one person who will not be there is massachusetts senator scott brown. the tea party movement celebrated his win, but a political expert says that brown should avoid being identified with the group if he wants to be reelected. so yesterday bob was giving us the worst weather. what's the best, bob? >> look at this, memphis, tennessee, best weather of the country today. look at that. that's just perfect. blue skies. right now temperatures in the mid-50s, on the way up to the upper to mid-80s. i'm thinking 84 degrees downtown. south of there a little higher but 84 for downtown memphis. congratulations, the last couple days we've been talking about the worst weather. of best weather today is memphis. so enjoy that. we stull do have a cold front stretching down through the plains, edges back to the rocky mountains. not a lot of moisture for this to work with but enough to generate light rain in western parts of texas, right outside of
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el paso. you can see it stretching into new mexico. later today, a little daytime heating and what moisture is available, we could see a couple of thunderstorms redevelop with the afternoon sun. so far looking at just basically rain pockets right around kansas, stretching into nebraska. you can see it coming out of the grand island area and down by lincoln but most of it will be on the light side. minneapolis, you have the clouds in place, up to the west a little light rain as well, all moving in an easterly direction. you get rain this afternoon and west of here it's all snow, heavy at times. especially right around great falls, now beginning to fall apart too. so we have the winter storm warning until noon your time. 1 to 2 inches of snow for a grand total of 5 to 10 but things are beginning to wind down. the east coast, high pressure dominating for the most part, weak cold front by secretari secretaries -- bisects the coastline. you're talking about 80 degrees
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for areas like atlanta all the way through j-ville who will hit the mid-80s in jacksonville. a little light rain in northern california but that's about all we have. good weather day to travel by air and we'll talk about that in about ten minutes. >> okay, bob, thanks so much. a police chief says that he is disappointed in his officers. that's after this video surfaced of a student being beaten by cops and what they put in the police report is nothing like what you see here. plus an amazing story, a high school baseball player makes it back onto the field after a terrible accident.
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time for today's salute to the troops. >> hi, robin. my name is cassandra cannon and i would like to give a big salute out to my husband, first sergeant john cannon who is stationed in ft. bragg, north carolina. john, we love you, we miss you, can't wait until you get home. we are counting the days.
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>> do you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them? go to cnn.com/robin. breaking news, three children are among four people killed in a shooting this morning in chicago. the youngest was just 7 months old. two other people were wounded, one of them critically. chicago affiliate wgn says that police have a suspect in custody. >> this is a really bad crime scene, it's really horrendous. we see a lot of crime out here that's very, very tragic to the community and to the victims and their families. but something like this is pretty uncomprehensible. especially for my officers. you know, we all have families too. >> a police source tells wgn the suspect may be related to the victims and he may have been going to the homes of other relatives when he was arrested. nebraska's governor has signed two ground-breaking abortion bills into law. one bans abortions after 20 weeks based on the assertion that a fetus can feel pain. the other requires doctors to screen women for mental or physical problems before performing an abortion.
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they're designed to shut down one of the few doctors who will perform late-term abortions in nebraska. >> i didn't find this bill, it found nebraska in that we have a provider in this state that wants to perform late-term abortions. >> viability needs to be determined one-on-one with a woman and her consulting, responsible doctor. >> one abortion rights group already appears to be gearing up for a court challenge. it says that the new laws are, quote, flatly unconstitutional. a bad hair day can actually translate to a bad mood, according to a poll by the magazine sharp smart. many women say their mood has been affected by a bad hair day and some have even cried after getting a haircut. the poll also found women spend about $200 on hair cuts every year and nearly 300 if she gets her hair colored. all right. just one more day to file your
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taxes, so who prepared your taxes? did you have an accountant do it? did you do it yourself? many people did things a little differently this year. maybe they tried to write off hair cuts, who knows. jennifer westhoven is here. >> a lot of people decided, you know, i think i'm going to try to save a little money and i'm going to take them on, i'm going to do my taxes myself. the irs tells "usa today" that 6% more returns are coming in self-prepared. more of you are saying i'm going to do it. people are trying to save money. you know, it costs about $230 roughly to have an accountant do your taxes, and then if you move or you do this and need other forms it can cost a lot more. the paper says turbo tax sales are up 10%. the foreclosure problem, there are a lot of economists who believe that this is still a big threat to the economy. we've been talking a lot about recovery, dow 11,000. but if americans keep losing their homes to foreclosure, that could threaten the little
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recovery that we have going on, which hasn't even translated into the job market, as i know a lot of you are well aware of. congress asks the big mortgage chiefs why they aren't doing more to cut the principal for some people so that at least they could stay in their home and the bank could get something instead of an empty home. here's one of them. >> we caution that applying principal reductions on a broad scale could raise issues of fairness among consumers. >> now, i think there are a lot of people who think about fairness but i wonder from the bank side, to they really worry about fairness? anyway, chase also says it would cost too much to help out. an alleged mistress of jesse james is speaking out. wait till you hear michelle mcgee's apology to actress sandra bullock.
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ladies, listen up. women who eat more white bread and other high carb foods may be
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twice as likely to get heart disease as women who eat less of those foods. a new study suggests that carbohydrates that quickly spike your blood sugar may hurt the heart. the study says that men may not have a higher risk of heart disease regardless of how many or what type of carbs they eat. how unfair is that? researchers surveyed about 48,000 people in italy. michelle mcgee is apologizing to sandra bullock about having an affair with her husband, jesse james. on an australian tv show mcgee said she feels bad about the whole thing and blamed james for claiming he was separated when they first got together. joy behar discussed the apology on her show last night. >> this is the worst apology i've ever seen. this is one of those i'm sorry you feel that way apologies. if she really wanted to do something nice for sandra bullock, she would go away. really what she's trying to do is say she's apologizing but i'm sure all her people are calling
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up every tv station about a reality show right now so she's getting herself in front of the camera. >> mcgee also said that she understands what bullock is going through. you can catch "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. tonight joy has a primetime exclusive with kate gosselin on her latest legal wranglings. wait until you hear all about that. one major league baseball player is using the inspiration of a cancer patient he met to help him with his season. ray is back with more on this story. >> i love this story. yankees first baseman mark deshara is known for visiting cancer patients throughout the country and speaking with one patients. evidently one young man's story touched him like none other. according to "the new york times," he is dedicating his season to the high school pitcher who sadly enough succumbed to cancer last month. he is honoring the young man byin describing his name and jersey number on the inside of his baseball cap. he even flew the boy's family in
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to see the yankees play in their home opener yesterday. just a great story all around. all signs point to tiger woods playing in this year's u.s. open which will be held in june at pebble beach. the u.s. golf association confirms it received woods' entry form on monday. there is still no indication if woods will play any tournaments before the u.s. open but obviously everybody is keeping an eye on that one. >> and will elin be there. >> exactly. imagine the shock a krispy kreme employee got when she opened the drive-through window and saw that, that's masters champ phil mickelson. the photo was taken by the store's manager and sent to us by one of our ireporters. after snapping the photo, the manager gave mickelson his doughnuts for free. very nice gesture. >> that's really cool. what a surprise to see him come through the drive-through. >> you ever try to get free stuff through a drive-through? it never works. i guess you need to wear a green jacket. time for our true champion. two summers ago, nate winters
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was thrown from a boat, nearly shredded to pieces by the propeller. well, to this day doctors are still baffled how he was able to survive. nate lost most of his left leg in that accident and parts of his right leg but yet here he was on monday. the 16-year-old pitcher making his first start for the high school baseball team since the accident. using a prosthetic knee pitched four and a half innings, allowed one run and his fastball was clocked at 80 miles an hour. incredible for a normal high school kid, let alone for somebody with a disability like nate's. his coach saying his fierce competitiveness is why nate is alive today. >> yeah, but losing 80% of your blood and he's still -- throwing a ball like that? >> they even said that he's a medical miracle. it's any wonder this kid was able to live. >> that is so cool. thank you for sharing that. appreciate it. police say a suspect in a burglary had no problem breaking into a drugstore, but it was his attempt at an escape that really needed some work. and mit is a college known
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for having the best and brightest. they may also have the smelliest.
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some excited people there. the new york stock exchange has just opened for business and it's expected to move higher again in earl trading. the dow and nasdaq closed at an 18-month high yesterday. an earthquake and several strong aftershocks may have killed at least 400 people in rural china. a chinese news agency says 10,000 people were injured.nds. in one town, firefighters are trying to rescue students trapped inside a school. the u.s. geological survey says the 6.9 quake hit about 150 miles from tibet. michael jackson's former doctor cannot practice medicine in texas the way he used to.
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a state medical board has restricted dr. conrad murray's license. he's not allowed to administer propofol and other sedatives and anesthetics. murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. those are your top stories this morning. welcome back. it is wednesday. i'm natasha curry. robin meade is on assignment today. the fbi is now investigating a video that shows three maryland police officers allegedly beating a university of maryland student after he was down on the ground. now, it happened during a rowdy celebration here after a college basketball game last month. the video seems to contradict an arrest report saying that two students hit the officers. police officials say one officer has already been suspended and an internal affairs is also investigating. charges against the students have been dropped. a florida man says that the lord guided him to a little girl who had been lost in a swamp for nearly four days. james king goes to the same
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church as 11-year-old nadia bloom so he set out by himself to look for her yesterday. after hours in an alligator-filled swamp, he found her bare foot and dehydrated but okay. on cnn last hour he talked about being interviewed by police and the people who doubted his intentions. >> there are those who did believe. there are those who spent probably a lot more time on their knees than i do, but there are a lot of them who don't. but they also have a job to do. they have a responsibility to the community to make sure that there was no foul play. and so i understood that. i understood it completely. and certainly most of the winter springs police department that i met were top-notch professionals that i would be very glad -- i was very glad to be on the team with them. >> king called 911 and then wrapped toilet paper around a tree to mark their spot for police. detectives also used his cell phone signal to find them. president obama says this week's nuclear summit made real progress toward improving the
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security of nuclear arsenals around the world. mexico, ukraine and canada have all agreed to eliminate uranium stockpiles or convert it to safer fuel. the big disappointment is there was no agreement with china and russia on setting tougher sanctions against iran over its nuclear program. >> sanctions aren't a magic wand. what sanctions do accomplish is hopefully to change the calculus of a country like iran so that they see that there are more costs and fewer benefits to pursuing a nuclear weapons program. >> another headline out of the two-day summit, the u.s. and russia agreed to eliminate weapons-grade plutonium from their military programs. and that's secretary of state hillary clinton with russian foreign minister. clinton says they will get rid of enough material to make 17,000 nuclear weapons. divers have been searching a murky river in a possible break
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in the haleigh cummings case. this is not far from where she was last seen more than a year ago. of the sheriff's office would not say what led to the search but they have let the family going on and were questioning mist m misty cross lynn. croslin may have shed light on who is responsible for the disappearance and someone else may have been implicated. croslin has said she woke up to find haleigh missing and the back door propped up. president obama willin veil his vision for the nation's space program tomorrow. documents from a white house official show that the administration plans to increase nasa's budget by $6 billion over the next five years. the president is also cancelling the constellation program that would send more astronauts to the moon. neil armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was among
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several former astronauts who wrote a letter to the president calling the plan devastating. so how's your wednesday weather looking today? for some of you it might be a little soggy. let's check in with meteorologist bob van dillen. >> good morning, natasha. specifically northern california now and the oregon coastline too, there's an upper level low. you can see it on the satellite picture right here, it's not very strong at all but you can see the clouds rotating around that low pressure region. you get to another part of california and that's where the rain is heaviest. that edges up the coast and pulls away overnight as the low slips off towards the west and down to the south. basically today is where you'll get the rain coming out there. by tomorrow not as much in the way of rainfall. you get over towards the east. look at this cold front that jacks down from the northern part of minnesota stretching all the way down into texas. the rain has been heavy at times but so far it has not been that cold. you can see temperatures 59 in sioux falls, 63 around des moines. minneapolis 56 degrees. i want to show you the tower cam coming out of this region
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because so far things have been dry. the clouds are coming in. you can see more sunshine this morning. temperatures into the mid to upper 60s. that's ahead of the cold front. but later this afternoon, thunderstorms headed in that direction. so minneapolis, st. paul, be prepared. that's your tower cam coming out of minneapolis right now, looking very nice. so where's the heaviest rain? so far across western texas. you pull away from there, more rain around northern kansas and into nebraska. you can see the showers coming on through. it's edging into omaha and getting into lincoln shortly. then dry out for the west part of the state. right around minneapolis it's dry now, you just saw the tower cam. here is where the rain is located, just off to your west and it's moving in your direction. it's not heavy at all but will pick up in intensity. a little daytime heating, watch for that to activate the cold front and some showers and thunderstorms today. main threat, gusty winds, that's about it. not a severe weather outbreak day i don't think. that's good. more on that in just a little bit. you want to see something cool real quick? we were talking about air traffic delays. look at atlanta. this is always a great sign.
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busiest airport in the world. when you see clear skies in atlanta, you know traveling can't be that bad. >> and how's the pollen, by the way? >> that's bad. >> yeah, tell me about it. okay, let's check in the new york stock exchange. what's the latest going on here? the dow held above 11,000 yesterday and today it looks like another rally is in store. felicia taylor is in new york with details on this. hey, felicia. >> reporter: yeah, things are looking great. earnings are the name of the game today and this week along with an upbeat retail sales report. corporate heavyweights intel and jpmorgan chase two companies to report first quarter results and they are setting the bar quite high. jpmorgan made more than $3 billion last quarter thanks to strength in its investment banking unit. the bank is still battling losses on consumer loans, but in a sign of confidence, it now plans to hire about 9,000 workers. intel's earnings also topped estimates. the chip giant made nearly $2.5 million thanks to high selling prices but also rising demand.
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that's about four times what the company earned in the same period last year. intel also plans to hire up to 2,000 workers. finally, another food company is trying to get a little healthier. general mills will cut the amounted of sodium in many of its cereals and snacks by 20%. but you won't see it on store shelves until 2015. kraft, conagra have all responded to make these foods healthier for us. >> that is much healthier, good for your heart. thanks so much. >> don't add salt to your food. >> okay, i won't. she got me. thanks. so you know how you're always told to keep changing your passwords at work or an websites? now some people say don't even bother. also ahead, star quarterback ben roethlisberger, for him it was like being sent to the principal's office. yesterday he had a huge meeting after avoiding assault charges, so why are people talking about
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know what time. a judge is ordering a mississippi school district to stop allowing hundreds of white students to transfer out of majority black schools. yesterday's order backs the justice department which has said that the district has been violating desegregation orders for years. the district superintendent has said some transfers were because students actually lived closer to other schools. well, you'd think if somebody gets dizzy and feels pain in the left arm they'd call an ambulance, but susan hendricks, it turns out that a lot of people don't. i mean that's something that you're working on, right? >> yes, it is. hello. you would think that they would. well, we have new research that shows people are actually risking their lives by ignoring dangerous symptoms. the reason why they do is pretty frightening. also being a guy is not so easy these days, or so i hear. maybe it should be a course in college. male studies. we'll take a look at the retro sexual movement. there's another tlend -- trend this recession. we're talking about high heels.
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call it crazy, call the podiatrist, that's coming up. one burglary suspect's escape plan turned out really hard to execute. look at this here. he fell from a ladder not once, but six times. there he goes. the surveillance camera recorded him in a drug warehouse when he heard police sirens outside. he was trying to get out through the ceiling. he actually got away in his seventh try. police in tulsa, oklahoma, are looking for him. new this morning, the obama administration's mortgage relief plan isn't keeping up with the foreclosure crisis. that new report comes from an independent panel that congress sets up. it says for every home being saved, ten are falling into foreclosure. bank executives told congress yesterday that they support loan modifications but only on a limited scale. do you smell something? body odor is such a big problem at m.i.t., they are handing out
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free deodorant, soap, mouthwash. students are so busy studying they are neglecting their personal hygiene so the samples will be given out in the university's reading room. >> students get pretty ripe. >> people here are pretty clean most of the time. sometimes we'll have marathon study sessions where people won't necessarily take showers or brush their teeth for periods of time. >> it's pretty bad usually. >> now, m.i.t. students said they put up more than $400 for these samples. ♪ love stinks >> ah, yeah, yeah. >> man, people not showering. bob, did you do that in college? >> no, i had to. i played hockey and then i had to study meteorology. i had both worlds going on. these guys can recite pi to the if you're traveling to the west coast, a gorgeous start. 3,000th decimal but can't slap san francisco's bay bridge looking just lovely. >> i love that. on the right guard. >> 55 the high today, 56 around something is going on there. let me show you san there. francisco real quick. should be pretty dry. what about air travel delays. we have wind around boston later today. logan, winds to 30 miles per
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hour. 30-minute delays. miami winds off the ocean, chop out there for the ocean too. 30-minute delays. kansas city windy and minneapolis/st. paul, rain showers. more on that in about a half an hour. hey, is there a way to dodge all those luggage fees when you go to fly? how about this for an idea. don't check them, ship them.
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do you just get annoyed when the tech guys at work say it's time to change your computer password again? it turns out that might be a huge waste of time. one of microsoft's top researchers calculated security measure that say cost american companies about $16 billion a year in productivity. the study was published in today's "boston dploglobe" and i.t. should prioritize and alert you to real threats like how to spot phishing emails. spirit airlines got a lot of attention when charging for carry-on luggage. is it cheaper to ship your luggage? experts say in most cases the answer is no but more people are doing it.
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ups is seeing a dramatic surge in shipping skis and golf clubs to resorts and luggage from cold weather areas to warm ones. will steelers quarterback ben roethlisberger be suspended for his off-the-field actions? that is now up to the commissioner to decide. ray is in with more on roethlisberger's meeting with the commish. >> if the commissioner doesn't suspend him there's a possibility the pittsburgh steelers as a team could suspend him as well but that has yet to be determined. but this meeting was definitely a long time coming. twice in the past year roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault by two different women. both times no charges were filed. now, this was roethlisberger arriving at nfl headquarters for his meeting. check it out. very cleancut, nice sharp suit and a brand-spanking new hair cut. we'll have more on that in just a bit. but after meeting with commissioner goodell, roethlisberger described the whole process as, quote, very productive. an nfl spokesman says the league will review the facts in accordance with its personal
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conduct code. well, already his off-the-field actions have cost roethlisberger. yesterday a pittsburgh company ended its bef jerky sponsorship of the qb. they said roethlisberger is falling short of the company's standards. back to that hair cut. on the right was roethlisberger yesterday. on the left, remember monday, his press conference? kind of the, i don't know, just freshly showered, mullet look, you know. maybe conditioner still in the air, who knows. let's hope for his sake the cleancut look impressed commissioner goodell. moving on now, all indications -- let's do this story first. it's a well-known fact baseball players love pulling pranks. during their home opener yesterday the yankees pulled a fast one on former teammate hideki matsui who now plays for the angels. instead of giving him his real expensive world series ring from the year before, they switched it with a fake one. turns out derek jeter was behind the whole prank and eventually -- there is matsui
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getting his real ring. everybody got quite a laugh out of that. after four years, the streak is over. a young nba fan hanging up his team's favorite jersey for 1,460 days in a row, the 12-year-old boy wore a detroit pistons jersey, but decided, wore it enough. he wanted the streak to end on an even number, so he ended it on tuesday. over the course of the streak, the young man says he wore at least nine different jerseys. there is a picture of him and his brother. his brother, also, by the way, a similar streak a few years ago. a family affair type of thing. >> maybe the -- several different jerseys is the deal with his parents. >> good thing, right? >> yeah. classmates too. thanks. five suspected somali pirates suspected of firing on a navy ship could be brought to the u.s. for trifle. is u.s. never tried a suspected somali pirate before. they have been tried by kenya but they can't keep up with the backlog of cases.
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another suspect arrested for an attack on a u.s. cargo ship is awaiting trial in new york. a former member of the clinton administration will head a special investigation into that west virginia mine disaster. he was in charge of the u.s. mine safety and health administration. west virginia's governor asked him to lead an independent investigation into what caused last week's explosion that killed 29 miners. he's expected to focus on how to pl prevent such disasters in the future. not every singer sounded ready to take on the king's throne on "american idol." not at all.
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