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good morning bright and early. if you're up earlier than normal i bet it's because of your taxes. i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. it looks like police brought h haleigh cummings' former stepmom to the river. authorities are questioning a relative in the case for the third time. there are reports that tiger woods' wife is angry about him returning to golf. who is saying that a divorce is now eminent. hundreds of thousands of people who have lost their jobs and an important safe net could get a lifeline back today.
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first it is tax day today. maybe you're holding your nose finishing up your taxes. some americans are getting ready to protest but get this, taxes are lower this year. taxes for middle class families anyway are basically as low as they've been in 50 years. still, in a new cnn poll, most of you say feel like your tax dollars are being wasted. here's where the money goes. mostly to defense, social security and health care, 14% is for safety net programs, that's unemployment and help for lower income families. there's money for vets and interest on the debt. that leaves 13% for everything else including education, protecting the environment, scientific research, infrastructure and food and drug safety. >> we don't want any more bailouts, no more stimulus bills. we are taxed enough already. so we're out here fighting for everybody else to take our message and your message to washington, d.c. >> in a few hours, tea party
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activists outraged about tax spending are said to rally across the united states. expect a big announcement about the movement's political goals this year. that story is coming up in about 15 minutes. it appears that authorities brought haleigh cummings' former stepmom in handcuffs to a river they've been searching for two days now. mis misty croslyn has been in custody on unrelated drugs charges. she denies any role in haleigh's disappearance. florida authorities flew to tennessee to question her cousin, overstreet for the third time. he was in the area when haleigh was reported missing and here's what he had to say. >> i can't imagine what they're going through. i didn't do it. >> you didn't do it? >> no. >> do you know who did? >> if i knew who did, i would call the police and tell the
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cops who did it. >> the putnam county sheriff's office is not commenting on any possible developments. they have not named any suspects in the 5-year-old's disappearance. croslin who was briefly married to haleigh's father, has said that she woke up at 3:00 a.m. that night to find haleigh missing and the back door propped open. authorities say it's unlikely that a stranger took her. a group of veteran astronauts is upset about president obama's new plan to overhaul nasa. now the president will unveil it today, while trying to reassure nasa workers. he's expected to emphasize job creation and private missions, but it also cancels a manned space flight program. neil armstrong and others say that would make the united states second or even third rate in space programs. tiger woods may have lost more than just a golf tournament at the masters. ray is in now for rafer with a report that tiger's marriage could be coming to an end. hi there, rafer. >> good morning to you, robin.
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"people" magazine reporting that tiger's decision to play in the masters may have been the final straw for elin a cording to the magazine a friend says elin is furious over tiger's return to golf and although she has yet to take any legal action, another friend told "people" magazine she wouldn't be surprised if nordegren files for divorce soon. of course, elin was a no show at augusta. in the article, one friend was quoted as saying she wouldn't have gone near the masters under any condition. robin it doesn't end there. wait until you hear elin's reaction to tiger's controversial nike ad. >> that's interesting that point, thank you. people are still digging in the rubble with their hands for any survivors, after yesterday's big quake in china. chinese tv reports more than 1,000 people have been pulled from collapsed buildings. that's after a 6.9 magnitude quake hit near the tibet border. more than 600 people have been killed. thousands have been hurt. hospitals are overwhelmed, and
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there are few doctors or supplies. get this -- a new document released in the rod blagojevich corruption case points a sordid picture of his time as illinois governor. it gives details on extortion and kickback allegations dating back to his 2002 election. it also accuses him of diverting tens of thousands of dollars to his wife, once he realized he was being investigated. blagojevich maintains his innocence and says there is nothing new in the document. in between tapings of reality tv shows. i kid, i kid. >> right. >> you know it doesn't help his case either, no, nothing new, diverting funds, extortion, nothing new. >> old hat. >> that's nothing, that's old news. five minutes after the hour, it's tax day. did you know that the biggest mistake people make is not signing their returns? so maybe if you're sitting at the kitchen counter, you might want to to that. >> is that right? >> yes. >> misspelling your name, anything like that? then you don't get credit.
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>> sometimes maybe you have a maiden name and married name and hyphen it sometimes, sometimes you don't use it. >> i have a space in between my last names, sometimes i do and sometimes i don't. good to see you, she's back on tax day, the best day of the year. >> i'm feeling the love. >> warm frontal boundary, this one is more active towards minneapolis. the line of showers and thunderstorms now across eastern nebraska, that stretches all the way to the great lakes and then it's a cold front that drives down through ontario into new york state. the rain directly overhead in minneapolis. a couple of delays air traveling in the morning. more rain pulling out of nebraska and another cold front kind of zips on down through the panhandles of oklahoma and texas. look at the steady rain, heavy at times for western parts of the state. an inch to inch knapp and a half of rain for central and western texas. look at this cold front across new england up through new york state, you can see it there, above it temperatures on the cool side, only about 54 the high in boston today.
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new york 52. up to 72. let me show thaw tower cam out of new york. looking pretty nice, sun starting to come on up. you are on the south side of that cold front, meaning you're going to be on the warm side. temperature 72 there but only low 50s for the rest of new england. there's columbus circle, robin, you just came from there. >> i did, that's where our timewarner center for cnn in new york is located, and there are a lot more taxis needed. there's three. atlanta our friends in the southeast are still dusting pollen off their shoulders. >> good to see you back. >> thank you, sweetie. some companies are taking pity on you this tax day. there are a lot of freebies that you can get just because you pay your tax. i'm going to tell you where those are. a robbery suspect realized he could not get out of a fast food restaurant the same way he came in so he used the drive-thru. [ female announcer ] sometimes you need tomorrow
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in our salute today, it comes from kim tanner, as she wants salute her two sons, joe jeff and jesse applegate, both serving in afghanistan. >> i'm kim tanner, calling to give a salute to our two soldier sons, hi, joey. we love you. and we miss you and want to wish you a happy birthday. can't wait until you come home soon and jessie, we want to tell you congratulations on finding out about the upcoming birth of your child, and we love you and we're going to miss you, and can't wait until you get home. >> two sons in afghanistan.
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thank you, ms. tanner. if you have somebody in the service and want to salute them, we want to help, cnn.com/robin. the nominee to take over the coordination of homeland defense says the war against terrorism is getting tougher. vice admiral james winnefeld is nominated to take over u.s. command in norad. you may recall the christmas day to blow up a northwestern flight. west virginia's governor is ordering the immediate inspection of all underground coal mines in that state. an explosion killed 29 miners there last week. the governor also wants mines to stop production tomorrow to honor them. i know why maybe you or your neighbor is up early and that's because it's tax day. april 15th is today, but you know what? let's start with the good stuff. be on the lookout for a lot of companies offering you freebies today. i'm talking food and drink and
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what else, jennifer westhoven? good morning. >> everybody likes free stuff. >> yes. >> it's all out there. >> you hate taxes and love free stuff. it's universal. >> why not? they're doing it for marketing but that means i can tell you about a free stuff, here you go. starbucks, get a free coffee there. you have to bring your own mug so stick something in your car, remember to bring it along. at cinnabon, free mini cup takes. >> nice! >> from 6:00 to 8:00. i have to run away when i smell that smell. it is so good. >> run away? >> i do. and there's all kinds of treats you saw there at places like dunkin' donuts, ihop or i haven't heard of this place? >> maggie moo's it's an ice cream shop. they don't have one in this region. >> a lot of them you have to buy something to get it but still, and then kind of for the grownups, drinks are half off. >> buy it after you get your daxs done. don't do it beforehand.
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>> in mccormick and shmics has drinks, 10 for 40. get it, 1040? out of work americans get that extension on their unemployment benefits an extra financial lifeline for a few weeks. a lot of you have written me to write am i going to get it? it is still alive. the vote could come on the senate floor today or tomorrow and right now it is expected to pass, that is over objections by some republicans about how to pay for it, if it passes, it's going to mean a few extra weeks of benefits from the federal government after your state benefits will run out, so how it might affect you directly or maybe your friends is going to depend on the state you're in so wait a little while, wait until it passes and call your state unemployment office. we're also going to have the new announcement from toyota about its suvs after this latest report of a possible rollover hazard in one of its most
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expensive lexuses, new in the next half hour. >> all of the freebies we talked about that you're going to get because you did your taxes today we have them listed on our website that's cnn.com/robin. do you need a little help getting out the door on time? you might want to sign up for my free wake-up call, another free thing today. dial 1-800-robin-hln, tell me what time to call. it will be me on the line. if you hate taxes there's no bigger day than today. the tea partiers have big plans all over the country, they're also naming the politicians they want out of office. plus there's no car on the road like this one. how soon before you can buy it?
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tea party activists are going to rally across the united states today, a big message for their movement is fiscal responsibility and reducing the size of the government. so let's talk with correspondent richard lui now. good morning. >> good morning to you, robin. >> so how do they want to get that beyond the protests? >> they make no bones about it here, robin. the name of the tour, the just vote them out tour and they want lawmakers basically voted out who support excessive spending. listen to their party favorite here. >> so the people in boston and all across the u.s. we're sending a message to washington
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that come november that big government, big debt obama-pelosi-reid spending spree, that their little children we're here to take care of you, that agenda is over, we're voting them out, you're fired. >> also a move is made to attract supporters and is it t is having an impact. >> the talk though about how this movement has affected what's going on in politics, the landscape. >> so far, robin, as we allude to the impact, tea party candidates running for office have yet to make a large impact in republican primaries specifically. democratic house majority leader steny hoyer says the tea party movement is affecting some lawmakers' decisions about whether to run for another term. you remember congressman bart stupak, a key last-minute yes vote on the heal care bill. stupak insisting pressure from tea party activists did not affect his decision to retire so both sides of that. robin, they are naming names as well today, who they're
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endorsing and who they are opposing in a few hours. >> richard, thank you so much. appreciate it. >> sure. we have a story coming up about who the tea party folks are in general. a man accused of robbing a burger king at gunpoint used a drive-thru window to get away. surveillance cameras caught him walking in through the front door waving a gun. after he gets the cash he realizes oops, somebody set off the alarm and the front door was locked by then. so he dove out the drive-thru window. michigan state police are still looking for this guy. nfl commissioner roger goodell says he'll decide soon on whether to punish ben roethlisberger for his off-field actions. ray's in for rafer this morning. i guess my question is how can he punish him if we're talking about an alleged incident at a nightclub in georgia when we don't have any findings.
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>> there's no criminal charges pursued here but keep in mind these players do have moral clauses in their contract and that's the big question, did roethlisberger here violate that morals clause? these two met on monday and roethlisberger called the meeting very productive and roger goodell agrees a peering at a steelers function last night. the commissioner thinks roethlisberger understands how important the personal conduct policy is to the nfl. goodell adding the league will continue to go over the information available and will make a decision on roethlisberger sometime in the near future. again, the two men on tuesday a day after it was announced that charges would not be filed against roethlisberger in the alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old college student. roethlisberger faces a civil suit that alleges he sexually assaulted a different woman in nevada. how about a big shout out to pro golfer ernie els. according to "the palm beach post" els was relaxing poolside, he noticed a group of disabled iraqi veterans getting off a fishing boat.
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reportedly els invited the men over, bought them several rounds of beers and spent about an hour talking with them. one of the men called the encounter "the highlight" of his vacation, that's down-to-earth, robin. ernie els from south africa but very patriotic when it comes to this country. >> thank you very much. the first lady talks about the rules that their two daughters have. here's a hint. don't look for the president's children on facebook. and then a fireball lights up the sky over iowa and wisconsin. cool. ?nlh[ female ann rollbwaw, s ropricelike poulapro,
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okay, how are you coming with your taxes? time is running out, because this is april 15th, and in a new cnn/opinion research poll, about half of the folks think that the tax system is unfair. 4 out of 10 say that you're angry about how much you pay in taxes. it looks like investigators brought haleigh cummings' former stepmother to the river that they have been searching. we don't know if misty croslin said anything. she's denied any involvement in the disappearance. foreclosure filings have spiked big time this year. we've seen more than 930,000 for
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just the first three months of 2010, that is 16% more than the same period last year. the numbers are from a foreclosure marketing firm. nevada has the most foreclosure filings. vermont has the fewest. earlier this morning, astronauts on "discovery" learned they will not be taking an extra space walk. nasa says there's no need to fix a jammed valve on the international space station immediately. the crew is scheduled to leave the station on saturday. first let me check in with you. look up from the table would you, as you're doing your taxes so i can say good morning, sunshine. i'm robin meade. let's talk more about that. tea party activists are using tax day 2010 to spread their message across the united states today. they are pushing for fiscal responsibility, and reducing the size of the government, at a number of rallies, maybe one in your town. let's talk to correspondent richard lui. some people wonder is the tea party movement going to help the gop, is it going to hurt the gop?
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>> it's going to affect somebody, robin, because votes are going away from wherever they're coming from. the answer to your question depends on who you ask. representative michele bachmann saying the tea party and the gop are merging together. >> it's really merging into one single solitary unit. a number of tea party groups from around the country are coming together, unifying under the umbrella of economic fiscal conservativeism, because americans quite simply feel like they're taxed enough already. >> all right not everyone agrees with that. the chairman of the tea party express3 tour says "i got more knife wounds in my back from republican operatives than democrats could ever do," and adds the democrats stand there and tell me they hate me and tell me that they hate america. these republicans smile at me, shake my hand and then stab me in the back." so it looks like we have opinions on both sides. >> the activists are upset about what they call excessive
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government spending. there's a new spending report. we have some numbers to latch on today. >> you know what we got for you, robin, the congressional pig book. love it! it shows you where the government is spending some of your tax dollars, citizens against government waste, they released it every year. here are the high or lowlights. about $5 million for wood utilization research in 11 timber states requested by 13 senators and 10 representatives. there's this one, democratic yvette clarke requested $400,000 for safety improvements at the brooklyn botanic garden. that's some of them. >> you trip over flowers? i'm not sure. >> you got to be careful. >> i'm sure they're legitimate. you can see people who are served by those get excited about what people call the pork barrel spending, while the rest of america goes, hey, how does that help me? >> stop the squealing is what they're saying. >> richard, thank you. >> sure. the man who rescued an 11-year-old girl lost in a
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florida swamp is telling us more about how he found her. james king says god led him to her and that he went through water and dense brush on a direct path toward the missing little girl. nadia bloom is in good shape after four days in the wild. she's still in the hospital, though w a bacterial infection. >> but the one thing that was really, really neat was she was really praying during this time, and the verse she was quoting was proverbs 3, 5, and 6, trust the lord with all of your heart, acknowledge him in all your ways which is the same verse mr. king quoted when he came out. god had his hand in this and we are really blessed to have her back. >> both of them quoted the same verse? wow! king was questioned by the police. which he said he understands, after he found the girl so easily. new this morning, a volcanic eruption in iceland could cause a lot of canceled flights today. aviation officials are closing the air space over the uk for at least six hours because of volcanic ash.
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ireland is affected as well but so far, the rest of europe looks clear. that volcano erupted yesterday for the second time in less than a month. it is 34 minutes past the hour. so maybe you've got to finish your taxes today and you're like, could i have some sun? you've been sweating bullets maybe in the corner back office. oh, my gosh, am i going to get these done? let's find out where we have sun and where we do not. >> good morning, robin. it's going to be a nice day, mid-atlantic through the south and through the plains, until you get to about central kansas and then to nebraska, too. a cold front right here positioned basically in the same spot we had it yesterday. if you had rain showers yesterday afternoon good chance you'll get that again. minneapolis, here is the cold front back to the west, look at the rain around the region and it stretches to the east across the u.p. of michigan as well. you'll see the rain last throughout the morning into the early afternoon and maybe some thunderstorms developing this afternoon once again, not on the severe side by is good.
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there's a lot of energy with the atmosphere, most of that in canada. rain and thunderstorms across eastern nebraska now. down to the south a new impulse rounding out of mexico into texas. the heavy downpours outside of austin, that will get there austin and san antonio get showers later today, could be heavy at times. thunderstorms break away, move into ft. worth, dallas and houston later today as well. the cold front dropping down through new england, behind that, temperatures on the cool side, temperatures only 52 in boston for the high, 72 around new york for the high today. who has the best weather in the country today? this is where we're going farther out to the west. how about las vegas, nevada, 76 degrees. >> they have the best. >> yeah, let's go. best weather in the country goes to vegas, baby. >> i'm going this weekend. you want to go? >> are you going? >> vegas, baby! >> are you going? >> i am. my pal, kenny chesney's movie premiere this is weekend so i'm going to go support him. >> yes. >> you're going, too? >> no, but i am now, right, if i can get it off? >> he's like are you going to
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invite me? >> she's not. >> it's just the weekend, you don't need time off. >> fair enough. toyota wants you to keep the faith in its brand. hear what it's doing to minimize the damage over new safety concerns for one of its suvs. also ahead check out this video. keep watching. did you see that? a lot of people did, in person. and the question is, what was that? they work fast. so i can get relief from the pollen that used to make me sneeze. with new zyrtec® liquid gels, i get allergy relief at liquid speed. that's the fast, powerful relief of zyrtec®, now in a liquid gel. zyrtec® is the fastest 24-hour allergy medicine. so i'm ready by the first hole. with new zyrtec® liquid gels, i can love the air®. [ male announcer ] this week only, save up to $12 on zyrtec® products at zyrtectv.com and in sunday's paper.
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♪ ♪ when i did start tearing's part, tearing's part ♪ looks like financial reform is going to be the next nasty fight on capitol hill. a senate bill coming up for bedebait would force big banks to finance a $50 billion fund. the government could use the
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money to liquidate failing financial companies once considered too big to fail. republicans say the fund will signal to the government is ready to bail out large banks. >> the bill that they've reported out of committee is an endless taxpayer bailout of wall street banks. that is not a political winner, and it's also the wrong thing to do for the country. >> the american people deserve better from news this chamber. and that's yif' been why i've b dismayed over the last 24 hours to hear members of the body repeat the utter falsehoods concocted by special interests whose jobs and pensions are plenty secure. thank you very much, that this bill would lead to more bailouts. >> back in october, the treasury secretary voiced some of the same concerns that republicans have. they want failing firms of any size to go through bankruptcy court. authorities say the reality show "jon &en is kate plus 8" broke the law not getting work permits for the tiny eight
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children. officials won't file charges as long as it doesn't happen again. kate gosselin was on the boy behar show and talked about her brother's accusations that her kids were mistreated. >> my brother has made a lot of money off of saying things that are untrue about us and i've not allowed them to see the kids for two years so i'm not quite sure what information they think that they might have. >> a state investigation found no evidence that jon and kate's children were mistreated during the filming of the show. tonight joy will have jerry springer on her show. that ought to be good, that's at 9:00 eastern. are you giggling, jennifer? >> what? >> are you giggling? >> no, i was clearing my throat, but maybe. >> oh, i was going to say jerry and joy. that's going to be good. >> there have been some great guests on at night lately, pam anderson was on. >> a dwrei agree. >> all kinds of people on. >> toyota is looking at the safety of all of its suvs, after
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"consumer reports" called the gx460 unsafe to drive, jennifer? >> toyota will safety test all of hits suvs, basically doing damage control after the story where "consumer reports" found a rollover problem with one of their top of the line cars, the lexus gx460 suv, one ever their most expensive vehicles, cost about $60,000. so they really want to protect it. yesterday toyota told dealers to stop selling the suv for awhile before it runs tests. it wants to restore trust in toyota and luxe ris lexus brand because it makes so much money in that brand. they got to sell ten corollas to make what they make on one lexus according to auto researchers. the dow jumped to a new high amid a recovery, nowhere near our old highs but we'll take it,
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starts from 11,123 this morning, partly on some more evidence we've seen that americans are starting to spend again. consumer spending is picking up. >> that's what drives the economy generally. >> yes. >> a large portion of it. >> yep. >> jennifer, thank you. so two "american idol" contestants were sent packing their bags. we'll show you who got voted off last night. if you're an adam lambert fan we have a clip of him, too, and this ad a lot of people are still talking about, but it may have been the last straw for tiger woods' wife. finally, what i love is what my skin needs. new positively nourishing. fragrant moisturizers from aveeno, the naturals brand dermatologists trust most. active naturals formula's shown to lock in 24-hour moisture.
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♪ police are trying to figure out how a third grader got 60 bags of heroin he started passing out at school in pennsylvania. police say the kid handed out the bags before a teacher found out. there's no evidence that any of the kids ingested the drugs. police contacted the boy's parents and the school september a letter about the incident home with the other kids. new this morning, mazda has
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recalled nearly 90,000 vehicles in japan and china because of transmission problems. now the recall involves a version of the mazda 3 that sold in japan and china. there have been no accidents reported because of that problem. the mazda 3 is also sold in the united states but it is not included in that recall. elvis, thank you very much, week, was cruel to two "american idol" contestants. katie got the boot for "baby what do you want me to do" and cas casey, aaron and andrew got pulled to center stage to find out who else was going home. >> it's tough even for us on a night like tonight to have to eliminate two people. andrew, it's the end of the road. sorry. >> such a nice guy it seems like. andrew's version of "hound dog" was really unpopular. guest mentor and last season's runner-up adam lambert was there to show everybody how it's done.
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this is showmanship. ♪ >> i love the lasers and the fog machine. next week the remaining seven "idol" contestants will sing inspirational songs and alicia keys the guest mentor. people from missouri to minnesota and michigan could not believe their eyes, maybe you saw this, but see if you believe your eyes. check this out from howard county, iowa. the flash of light lit up the sky. the national weather service says a meteorite could have caused the fireball. a meteor shower started last week and supposed to hit its peak last night and today. if i saw that in person. >> i know. >> i think i would have thought the world was ending. >> you would have changed your pants no, doubt about it. let me put up my sight inspector. the gabbavirginids shower peaks
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out the 16th through the 18th. thunderstorms popping up as well, dallas watching for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon, 30-minute to one-hour delays. minneapolis, you have to rain overhead, some morning delays a possibility, detroit, wind this afternoon. more in a half hour. >> thank you. >> you got it. the fascinating tweets about i don't know, what you ate this morning or what your friend had for lunch could soon become a part of history. new for new the next 20 minutes what the library of congress is planning to do with twitter messages, with tweets. a new magazine article from "people" may confirm what many people already thought that tiger woods' wife, elin, was not happy about him going back to golf so soon. >> right. >> will it cost him his marriage now? here's rafer. here's ray in for rafer.
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>> remember the press conference last week, a reporter asked tiger, is it too soon to come back, he says "i'm happy to be here." was that a red flag? "people" magazine says elin was led to believe tiger was going to take more time off. another friend adding elin was so angry "i wouldn't be surprised if she files for divorce sometime soon." the article goes on to say that elin was furious over the nike commercial featuring a voiceover by tiger's late father. one friend saying, "elin was so violently angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do." meantime another sign the marriage may be in trouble, tmz reporting there is new construction going on at her house in sweden. hln has not confirmed that report. it's being called a first for the national football league. it's going broadway, baby. >> in what way? >> the league is consulting on a new play about the life and times of legendary green bay packers coach vince lombardi.
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it opens up in the circle in the square theater, director tommy kahle. something i would like to see. listen to this. ♪ takes so much pressure and i'm nervous ♪ ♪ because when the taxi man turns on the radio ♪ ♪ and it turns out teens aren't the only fans of miley cyrus. "party in the usa." nick johnson of the yankees says it's his daughter's favorite song and the first time he used it in a game, he hit a home run. chances are he will continue using that song as he goes up to bat. >> i love how habitual players are about their routine. in arkansas a grapd father is the first to make moon shine legally. he will open up shop after getting the right permits. his wife was originally not
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good morning, sunshine. i know you're like, don't you sunshine me, i'm doing my taxes. i'm robin meade, here's what's going on. be on the look out for a lot of freebies because you're doing your taxes. i guess it's to make us feel better that we're doing our taxes. plus, there are reports that tiger woods' wife is angry about him returning to golf who is saying a divorce is now imminent. it looks like police brought haleigh cummings former stepmom to the river they have been searching. but, first, you only have a
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few hours to finish up your taxes today. it is april 15th, tax day, 2010. why you may be holding your nose finishing yours, some americans are protesting. taxes are actually lower this year. taxes for middle class families are basically as low as they've been in 50 years. still in a new cnn poll most of you say you feel like your tax dollars are being wasted. here is where the money actually goes. mostly to defense, social security and health care. 14% is for safety net programs like unemployment and help for low-income families. there's interest on the debt and money for vets and that leaves 13% for everything else. that's education, protecting the environment and scientific research, infrastructure and food and drug safety. >> we don't want any more bailouts, we are taxed enough already. so, we're out here fighting for everybody else to take our message and your message to
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washington, d.c. in a few hours tea party activists outraged about tax spending are set to rally across the united states. you'll hear from tea party favorite sarah palin and what she's urging people to do. that story is in about 15 minutes. it appears that authorities brought haleigh cummings to a river they were searching for two days. crosline has been in custody on unrelated drug charges and she denies any role in her disappearance. meanwhile, florida officials flew to tennessee to interview overstreet, her cousin, for the third time. here's what he had to say. >> i can't imagine what they're going through. i didn't do it. >> you didn't do it? >> no. >> do you know who did?
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>> well, authorities have not named any suspects in the 5-year-old's disappearance. croslin who was briefly married to her father woke up at 3:00 to find haleigh missing and the door propped open. nancy grace is follow oing the developments very closely on this story. you can catch her tonight at 8:00 eastern on hln. new this morning a volcanic eruption in iceland could cause a lot of flights to be canceled. aviation officials are closing the air space over the uk for six hours because of volcanic ash. ireland is affected, as well. so far the rest of europe looks clear. the volcano erupted yesterday for the second time in less than a month. tiger woods may have lost more than a golf tournament when he went to the masters. ray is in for rafer that tiger's marriage could be coming to an end. a report says that anyway. >> "people" magazine reporting
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that tiger's decision to play in the masters may have been the final straw for elin. she is furious over his return to golf, although she is not going to take legal action, another friend said they wouldn't be surprised if she files for divorce soon. in the article one friend was saying "she wouldn't have gone near the masters under any condition." and it doesn't end with that. wait until you hear elin's reaction to tiger's controversial nike ad. >> i wonder if it's the reaction many of ous had or a little different. thank you. people are still digging in the rubble with their bare hands after the quake yesterday in china. more than 1,000 people have been pulled from collapsed apartment buildings. that's after a 6.9 magnitude quake hit near the tibetan border. more than 600 people have been killed and thousands have been hurt.
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hospitals are just overwhelmed. there are few doctors and few supplies. a group of veteran astronauts is upset about president obama's new plan to overhaul nasa. the president will unveil that plan today while trying to reassure nasa workers he will emphasize job creation and private missions and it also canc ldz a man space program which has a lot of people worried about their jobs. >> i should have a plan "b" but i don't have a good plan "b" yet. i could go back to being an aircraft mechanic or stick around here and drive a truck. i don't know. >> there's a cliff out there and we are not sure what is on the other side of that cliff. >> neal armstrong and others say getting rid of the man space flight program would make the united states second or third rate when it comes to exploration. somebody may be able to find the tweet that you sent to your relatives this morning. the library of congress just
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announced a deal with twitter to store your tweets and archives. how historic events like president obama's election were discussed in realtime. only tweets made available for public viewing will be included. but, i mean the tweets people send out for public viewing, sometimes they're not all that, how can i say? gripping. i just ate a ham sandwich. >> wow, back in 2010 meteorologist bob van dillen complained his coffee had too much sugar. if you're traveling out to the east coast, look at this big expanse of no clouds. high pressure dominating the region chicago, memphis and down to tampa. a warmer atmosphere today. if you look at the georgia area in towards northern florida an east wind setting up. more cloud cover for the morning. little cloudy day, little cooler and winds not that bad until you
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get to miami. you get away from the high pressure and beginning to break down as the cold front moves in from the west. rain around minneapolis and the heaviest rain so far this morning is right around the minneapolis st. paul region and now breaking up just a bit and little daytime heating and more thunderstorms arrive around that same region. you could see across eastern parts of nebraska and edging into iowa and that moves into the middle part of that state later on today. off to the west, heavier downpours around texas, as well. the northeast, another weak cold front. backdoor cold front because it is dropping down from the north to the south. cold fronts north to east and bringing in the winds off the ocean and also cooling you down a bit. 43 in portland and 39 in pittsburgh and you see temperatures warming up on the west side of that. 58 in indianapolis and daytime highs much cooler out there. west coast, not that bad. just light rain in portland
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morning and early afternoon. more on that, robin, in half an hour. the senate could vote as soon as today to extend jobless benefits for millions of americans. we'll break down what that could mean for you. a robbery suspect realized he couldn't get out of a fast food joint the same way he came in,o he used a drive through window. i'm at the doctor getting my shoulder looked at. as we're finishing up, i mention i'm going to the bathroom more often. he checks it out. good thing. turns out... my urinary symptoms -- such as going frequently, trouble going, flow starts and stops...
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and going often at night -- are due to bph, also called enlarged prostate. he says over time, avodart has been shown to shrink the prostate, improve urinary symptoms, and reduce the risk of prostate surgery. only your health care provider can tell if your symptoms... are from bph and not a more serious condition... like prostate cancer. do not donate blood until 6 months after stopping avodart. tell your doctor if you have liver disease. rarely sexual side effects, swelling or tenderness... of the breasts can occur. avodart is for men only. women should not take or handle avodart... due to risk of a specific birth defect. today's the day to talk to your doctor... about your urinary symptoms and find out... if avodart is right for you. you can label as "different." like janice. uh-huh. yeah. fashion deficient. and tom... copy incapable. it's open kimono time. looking good, dan. oh, we want to make sure all our ducks in a row. yeah. volume control syndrome.
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but we focus on the talent and skill that each person... brings to the team. i mean, no one's really concerned about labels. not even mine. labels get in the way. disabilities rarely do. visit thinkbeyondthelabel.com to evolve your work force. okay. you want us to salute somebody that you know? we will do that just like i'm going to do right here. this is a mom. i think i have to think of her name, kin tanner, she salutes her two sons who are both serving in afghanistan. >> good morning, robin. i am calling to give a salute to our two soldier sons.
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hi, joey, we love you. we miss you and we want to wish you a happy birthday. we can't wait until you come home soon and, jesse, we want to tell you congratulations on finding out about the upcoming birth of your child and we love you and we're going to miss you and can't wait until you get home. >> maybe you have somebody in the service, too, and you want to salute them. we'll help you. cnn.com/robin. a new document released in the rod blagojevich corruption case paints a picture of his time as governor of illinois. extortion and kickback allegations. it also accuses blago of diverting tens of thousands of dollars to his wife, once he realized he was being investigated. blagojevich maintains his innocence and says there's nothing new from that document. >> i heard donald trump recently talking about him because he was fired from celebrity apprentice
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and he said you have to hand this to him, whether you think he's guilty or not. most people in the investigation would crawl into a corner and not say a word. not this guy. >> not this guy. he has never seen a camera that he doesn't like. >> he's out there every day, i'm mr. blagojevich, i'm not guilty. >> his own best publicity machine. tax day is here. let's talk about the good stuff first. be on the lookout for a lot of freebyes just because you are an american taxpayer. >> who doesn't like free stuff. i know for them it's marketing and they all get crazy and try to make headlines. it's free stuff for all of us. if there is a big post office near you, gethere. often people handing out coupons and freebies and also free coffee at starbucks today. you do have to bring your own mug. at cinnabon free mini cupcakes and we'll have treats, a doughnut at dunkin' donuts and a
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kids meal at ihop and an ice cream pizza at maggie moo's. we have all kind of more details about this, all kind of freebies on our website, cnn.com/robin. maybe you're done with your taxes, you can take advantage of the freebies. they don't make you prove it. will out of work americans keep an important financial lifeline for a few weeks longer? many of you have written in to me, jen, are they going to pass the extension for unemployment? what's going on with that? is it still alive in the senate. a vote could come today or tomorrow and it is expected to pass. that's despite over some republican objections about how to pay for it. now, if it passes, it is going to mean a few more weeks of checks, federal benefits after your state benefits run out. of course, we'll keep you up to date on that story. toyota under fire and stopped selling one of the top
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of its line suvs over safety worries. what the carmaker is doing to reassure all drivers of toyota suvs. a texas dispatcher got a call about a house fire and the call was from his wife. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste?
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i'm richard lui, tea party activists are going to rally
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across the united states today. the message here fiscal responsibility and reducing the size of government and targeting a number of democrats along the w way. the name of the tour, the just vote them out tour. listen to one of their party favorites. >> the people in boston and all across the u.s. were sending a message to washington that come november that big debt spending spree that we're their little children, that agenda is over. we're voting them out and we're going to tell them, you're fired. >> also moves that they made to attract supporters and it's having an impact and this is the third tour. tea party candidates running for office have yet to make much of an imict pain republican primaries. the tea party movement is affecting some lawmakers' decisions about running for another term. you might remember here that congressman bart stupack he was
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a key last-minute yes vote. stupak insists pressure from tea party activists did not affect his decision to retire. >> richard, thank you. >> sure. the nfl's top dog says he's going to decide soon on whether to punish roethlisberger for his off-field antics. ray's in for rafer this morning. how can you punish someone when there's not a legal finding yet. there's not even a charge. >> that's the question a lot of people have been asking me. he hasn't done anything. >> there are allegations. >> allegations, but morales clauses in their contract, robin, that look at stuff like this. roger goodell says he thinks roethlisberger understands how important that policy is to the nfl and the league will continue to go over the information available and will make a decision on roethlisberger some
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time in the near future. the two met on tuesday a day after it was announced that charges would not be filed against roethlisberger in the alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old college student. roethlisberger, however, still faces a civil suit that he sexually assaulted a different woman in nevada. roethlisberger denies the accusations. just say no to smokeless tobacco. they want products like dip and chewing tobacco banned during games and already banned in the minor leagues. one major league executive says it's a reachable goal and will be discussed with the player's union. >> if you have ever been in their locker rooms how much chewing gum and candy it's back there as far as stuff so that they keep their energy up and have something to do during these long games. >> a lot of them have switched to the gum and other things to get away from that smokeless tobacco.
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>> taffy. >> you name it. a big shout out toe ernie els. he was relaxing poolside this week when he noticed a group of disabled iraqi veterans getting off a fishing boat. he invited the men over and bought them several rounds of beers and spent about an hour talking with them and one of the men called the encounter the highlight of his vacation. they were sharing story with one another. >> he understands military folks. >> i want to make it clear, they weren't iraqi veterans, they were american veterans. a 911 dispatcher in tennessee got a call that he never expected. somebody called reporting a house fire, this was in february. turns out the voice on the line was his wife and it was his house that was burning. >> 911, what is your emergency? >> my house is on fire. >> what is your address? >> it's me, it's me.
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>> it's different because i was worried about my family but once i knew they were out of the house i was okay. >> his wife and two sons were not hurt and the house was badly damaged. a third grader is in big-time trouble for handing something out to his friends at school. here's a hint, it wasn't cupcakes and it wasn't candy. a family finally gets help for a big bee problem. you have to hear how much money the bees had stashed away in the walls of this building. when i grow up, i want to fix up old houses. ♪ [ woman ] when i grow up, i want to take him on his first flight. i want to run a marathon. i'm going to work with kids. i'm going to own my own restaurant. when i grow up, i'm going to start a band.
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it looks like police took haleigh cummings' former stepmom to a river they were searching. misty croslin was babysitting when she disappeared more than a year ago. foreclosure filings have spiked this year. we have seen more than 930,000 for just the first three months of 2010. that is 16% more than the same time period last year. the numbers are from a foreclosure marketing firm. nevada has the most foreclosure filings and vermont has the fewest. the house has passed a bill that will make it illegal to spoof your caller i.d.
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when somebody changes the name and the number you see when a call comes in. scam artists trick you to think it's really the bank or the irs calling you. those have some of the headlines we're following this morning. we're always looking after you. i'm robin meade, morning, sunshine. it's tax day, maybe that's why you're up so early today. tea party activists will push for fiscal responsibility and reducing the size of the government at a number of rallies today and, here he is, correspondent richard lui with more on that. some people wonder when it comes to this movement as a political movement, is that going to help or hurt which party? the gop help or hurt it? >> it is taking votes from somewhere, robin. the tea party movement and the gop are combining. >> it's really merging into one single solitary unit. a number of tea party groups from around the country are
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coming together unifying under the umbrella of economic fiscal conservativism because americans quite feel like they're taxed enough already. >> well, the chairman of the tea party express three disagrees saying "i got more knife wounds in my back from republican operatives than democrats could ever do. he adds the democratics stand there and tell me they hate me and hate america. these republicans smile at me, shake my hand and then stab me in the back." pretty powerful. >> that's one person's pretty strong opinion there. that's for sure. a lot of the activists upset about government spending the comment you had about fiscal economically and you have a new spending report there. >> this year's congressional pig book shows you where the government is spending your tax dollars. released this book yesterday. a few highlights for you. almost $3 million for shrimp
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aqua culture research in seven states and then republican herald rogers from kentucky who requested $10 million for the national institute for hometown security. >> so everybody is against pork until it benefits their own area. >> yes, that is when there may be an exception. >> it's not pork. west virginia's governor is ordering an inspection of all underground coal mines. the governor also wants mines to stop production tomorrow to honor the miners who died. police are trying to figure out how a third grader got 60 bags of heroin that he then started passing out at school. the kids handed out the bags before a teacher found out what was going on. no evidence that any of the children ingested the drugs. police contacted the boy's parent and the school sent a letter home with the other kids.
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elvis week was cruel to two "american idol" contestants. and casey, erin and andrew got pulled to center stage to see who else was going home. >> it's tough even for us on a night like tonight to have to eliminate two people. andrew, it's the end of the road. i'm sorry. >> yeah, andrew's version of "hound dog" was really unpopular. guest mentor and runner up adam lambert was there to show everybody how it's done on stage. ♪ just don't give up i'm working it out ♪ ♪ please don't give in i won't let you down ♪ >> next week the remaining seven idol contestants will sing inspirational songs and alicia keys will be their mentor.
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let's see -- >> what do you want from me? >> what do i want from you? i want to know what the day is going to be like for the people experiencing pollen problems. >> you're going to sound like me for another two weeks at least. because the heavy rain, where are we at? down across the southeast and across the middle part of the country. this weather brought to you by zyrtec. i want to start out with awesome video. if you haven't seen this, look at this, dash cam video of a meteor from last night. this is about 11:30 at night. look at this, this is a meteor crashing through the atmosphere going right on through. that is through iowa. it looks like the moon falling, doesn't it? >> that looks crazy. >> part of the meteor shower and possibility it was part of that. that actually peeks out tomorrow all the way through the weekend. that's right out of iowa. if you saw it, it's pretty cool. folks from michigan, they all saw it. >> if i saw it, i would have
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thought the world was ending. >> we both would have changed our pants. >> seriously. >> that's something you don't see every day. that would have been so cool. i had to show it to you. some rain in that area and minapsilous look at the rain around your region and the u.p. of michigan, as well. down to the south, most of the thunderstorms beginning to fall apart a bit and get to nebraska and also iowa picking up in intensity just a touch and low-level jet streams usually active in the early part of the morning and beginning to fade apart a little bit. some of that turning into stronger thunderstorms by the afternoon. look at texas, rain showers thunderstorms coming off of there and right off the rio grande and san antonio and austin radar and picking up the rain pretty well and right around the border it gets a little heavier and it really picks up steam when you get into right around the texases panhandle. talk about that, again, robin, in half an hour.
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know w? us and o.d yo f like at legal zm help you irate your busess, file patent, at legal zm wmore. at lomom lur steven seagal's reality tv show is on hold because of sex abuse allegations against him. the actor's show follows him as
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a reserve deputy in jefferson parrish, louisiana. she is suing him claiming he used her as a sex toy. his boss, the local sheriff, made the decision to stop the show. >> i will street mr. seagal no different than any other employee of the jefferson parish sheriff office. i am not moved one ioda by virtue of his being a movie star or the fact that the national media has an interest in this case. >> well, seagal's lawyer says that the lawsuit is a complete fabrication saying that the woman was fired for using illegal drugs. this just in this morning, toyota has reportedly halted production of the lexus gx 460 after consumer reports said it is just too dangerous to drive. jennifer westhoven is closely tracking brand-new developments this morning on that company. >> first, just a little
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development since they're not selling them, you, obviously, don't want to keep making them. they're also going to temporarily stop making them for a little bit. that's according to bloomberg news. toy ata says it will safety test. toyota says it will safety test all of its suvs. this is the part where i think all drivers. this is how it affects you. toyota says we're going to go run more tests here as it does damage control after that big story this week. consumer reports says it found a rolldle over problem with the top of the line lexus. this is the gx 460 suv. this thing costs $60,000. i mean, it is a premium car. you can imagine when people pay that, they think the car is going to be problem free. yesterday toyota says it's running more tests and, of course, protecting this brand. it's crucial to them. they get, they have to sell ten corollas to make the kind of money they make on one of these lexus vehicles, according to
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auto researchers. the dow didn't just hit 11,000 and fizzle out, it is in new high in the recovery. a long way from the record high, but haven't seen this level in a long time. up 103 last night partly on signs americans are spending again. and meaybe your eyes glaze over when you talk about personal income gpi, don't change that channel -- >> lol, omg -- >> truck drivers swiping their credit cards across the country. >> i can see that. >> economists say they're swiping more and they say it's a sign that the economy is improving. they are out there hauling stuff, all the stuff we buy from factories from ports to stores all across the country. guys in the brown suits, in the brown trucks, u.p.s., are also doing well. u.p.s. also said profits spiked in the latest three months. >> interesting to see all the
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stores, you know, during this recession really clamp down on inventory. everything from like your favorite clothing store you go thinking it's a new season and they'll have new stuff. no, same old stuff. it will be nice to see people get back to stocking their stores. >> yeah. the fight over health care -- yeah, so i was dress shopping, so what? the fight over health care really got ugly, but it may be nothing compared to the next big battle that is apparently brewing on capitol hill. crowds cheered for tiger woods at the masters last week, but the masters may have been the last straw for his wife, elin. [ sn
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a woman is accused of using her daughter to take a breath test for her to get past on her car. police say in the past two months the mom who is also a teach eer had the teen blow inta device to detect alcohol. >> the student felt so inclined to be able to go and speak to an adult, which is what we say to
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do. >> still an ongoing investigation and they could be endangering the welfare of a child. >> the lock was put into the car after the mom's dwi conviction in 2008. it looks like financial reform is going to be the next nasty fight on capitol hill. a senate bill coming up for debate would force big banks to finance a $50 billion fund. now, the government could use that fund to liquidate failing financial companies once described or considered too big to fail. republicans say that that fund would signal that the government is ready to bail out large banks. >> the bill that they've reported out of committee is an analyst taxpayer bailout of wall street banks and that is not a political winner and it is also the wrong thing to do for the country. >> the american people deserve better from us in this chamber. and that's why i've been so dismayed over these last 24 hours. members of this body repeat the other falsehoods concocted by
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special interests whose jobs and pensions are plenty secure, thank you very much, that this bill would lead to more bailouts. >> now, back in october the treasury secretary voiced some of the same concerns that republicans have. they want failing firms of any size to go through bankruptcy court. new this morning, just in, moscow is saying that it is going to suspend adoptions of russian kids by united states parents until new rules can get hashed out. a state department team is reportedly heading to moscow next week to work out an arrangement that would allow adoptions to continue. for american families to adopt russian kids. it's because of a controversy surrounding a tennessee family who put an adopted 7-year-old boy back on a plane back to moscow saying that he was violent. tiger woods' wife, elin, was apparently not happy about him returning to golf so soon.
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will it cost him his marriage? ray's in for rafer this morning with more on that report. so, that magazine says it will. >> i tell you what, robin, this would answer a lot of questions. "people" magazine cites a friend that elin believed that tiger would take more time off and elin was so angry "i wouldn't be surprised if she files for divorce some time soon." elin was also furious about the nike commercial featuring a voiceover by tiger's late father. elin was vilantly angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do. tmz reporting that there is new construction going on at elin's house in sweden. it is being called a first for the national football league, right? robin, you like broadway. >> sure, yes. >> the nfl going broadway, baby. the life and times of legendary green bay packers coach vince
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lombardi. the production opens in october at the circal and the square theater and its director is tony award nominee thomas kail. >> we will have dancing football players. i like it. >> guys in tights. all right, turns out teens aren't the only fans of miley cyrus. several major league baseball players are also jamming to some miley as they prepare to bat. the song of choice, you heard it, "party in the usa." nick johnson of the yankees says it's his daughter's favorite song and the first time he used it in a game johnson said, bye-bye home run and the reason why he chose that song, another reason, he wanted to surprise his daughter who was at the game when he went up to the plate. >> that was sweet. >> isn't that cute? >> he will never change it now. >> no. authorities say that the reality show "jon & kate plus 8" broke the law by not getting work permts for their eight
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children. kate gosselin was on hln's "joy behar show" and talked about accusations that she is a bad mom. >> i crack up when i hear this stuff like she should be home with her kids. well, we should all be home with our kids. but i have to make a living just like everybody else does and i'm just very honored and very bl blessed that i can work and support eight kids solely, if i have to do that. >> the state investigation found no evidence that jon and kate's children were mistreated during the film iicin iing of the show. tonight joy will have jerry springer on her show at 9:00 a.m. eastern. >> who will throw the first chair? will it be joy? will it be jerry? that's tune-in stuff. so far so good in the united states, the uk, though, all their air space closed down because of volcanic ash from iceland that will last until
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2:00 p.m. eastern time in the united states. keep that in mind. here's what it looks like for us. dallas watching for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. 30-minute delays a possibility and same with houston, half hour delays later this afternoon and minneapolis watching for storms this morning and then detroit gusty winds today in detroit and all the way down to cleveland, too. watch for short delays. more on that, rob, in just about a half an hour. police had to step in after a school committee meeting got out of control. >> stop. that is wrong. >> police had to step in? new for you in about 20 minutes, how this all is linked, though, to a horrible story of student suicide. we't wan...owwn t n eryotobo. lcd rkhe
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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 torks go to a camp to meet with
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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 well, it correlates in life in
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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 to. learn more about your
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good morning. are you up early because you're getting your taxes done. i'm going to accompany you here. morning, sunshine. i'm robin meade. we found reasons for you to be happier on tax day. how about free food, discounted drinks, more free stuff. stick around to hear about that. russia is suspending all u.s. adoptions because of the tennessee family who returned their adopted boy on a plane all by himself. see what russia wants from the united states now. then, playing at the masters may have been the last straw for tiger woods' wife. there are reports that divorce is imminent. okay, reminder, you've got
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really just hours to finish up your taxes. it's april 15th, 2010 and while you might be holding your nose finishing your taxes, some americans are ready to protest. tea party activists outraged are set to rally dloosz country. >> we don't want any more bailouts and we don't want any more stimulus deals. we are taxed enough already. so we're out here fighting for everybody else to take our message and your message to washington, d.c. >> well, there is good news. taxes are actually lower this year and taxes for middle class families are basically as low as they've been in 50 years. plus, you can get some free stuff today. love the free stuff. jennifer westhoven will have that coming up and we also have the stuff listed at cnn.com/robin. it appears authorities prothaleigh cummings former stepmom in handcuffs to a river they've been searching for two days now. misty croslin was babysitting
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haleigh when she disappeared more than a year ago in florida. she denies any role in haleigh's disappearance. but authorities flew to tennessee to interview her cousin overstreet. he was in the area when haleigh was reported missing. here's what he had to say. >> i can't imagine what they are going through. i didn't do it. >> you didn't do it. do you know who did? >> if i knew who did, i would straight call the police and tell the cops who did it. >> authorities have not named any suspects in the 5 year old's disappearance. cro cr croslin said she woke up at 3:00 a.m. to find haleigh missing and the back door propped open. it is suspending the adoption of russian kids to u.s. parents until new rules are hashed out.
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state department team is heading to moscow next week to work out an arrangement that would allow adoptions to continue again but all from a controversy surrounding a tennessee family who put an adopted 7-year-old boy back on a plane to moscow, by himself, saying that he was violent. this just in, toyota has just halted the production of lexus gx 460. that's after consumer reports said it's too dangerous to drive. now, consumer reports said it found a rollover problem with the top of the line suv. yesterday toyota said it is running more tests. now, in the last hour, we confirmed that the automaker will temporarily suspend the production until april 28th. that's new this morning. tiger woods may have lost more than just a golf tournament at the masters. ray is in for rafer with a report now with a report that tiger's marriage could soon be coming to an end. >> a lot of people questioned his decision to come back to golf too soon and a lot of people thinking he should have
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stayed with the family and worked on that relationship a little bit but tiger's decision to play in the masters may have been the final straw for elin. according to the magazine elin is furious with tiger's return to golf. another friend told "people" magazine they wouldn't be surprised if she filed for divorce soon. of course, elin was a no show in augusta. while in the article one friend was quoted as saying she wouldn't have gone near the masters under any condition. robin, it doesn't end there. coming up in just a bit you'll hear elin's reaction on tiger's controversial nike ad. >> i wonder if it's a response that many other people had, thank you. a new document released in the rod blagojevich corruption case paints a picture of his time as governor of illinois. gives ideas of extortion and kickback allegations dating back to his 2002 election. it also accuses him of diverting tens of thousands of dollars to his wife once he realized he was being investigated.
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blagojevich maintains his innocence and says that there is nothing new in that document. of course, that was in between making appearances on reality tv shows. . all right, four minutes past the hour. let's see. pollen, you might have that in your area and sometimes rain will wash it away. but we don't have too much rain going on today. >> no. in fact, not a lot. we have some striping from the great lakes all the way down to texas but that's about it for the time being. look at this big expanse of high pressure. satellite picture here with the radaron top of it. you can see the rain is falling but so far an east wind shuttling in out of raleigh and getting into atlanta and tampa area, as well as miami. low clouds are an issue at the airport in atlanta and that's what you're looking for right now. bonified rain, minneapolis thunderstorm overhead in the predawn hours and now the rain is stretching into northern wisconsin and u.p. of michigan
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and back into new york state, as well. just a real weak cold front when you get towards new england and not enough to separate your temperatures from warm to cold. rain in minneapolis, on the cold sign. another line developing in nebraska and pressing into iowa and then falling apart, but the rain is heavy here and heavy here for at least the next couple hours. down to the south, texas. weekend pulse in the middle part of that state. rain right over san antonio. very light. start seeing the yellows and the greens pop up and mainly that is found in the panhandle of there and also in towards oklahoma, as well. pull the picture out a little farther and see what it looks like up to the northeast. 52 the high in boston today and 72 degrees the high temperature when you get to new york. when it cuts on through you'll see a temperature change. cooler new england and warmer for the mid-atlantic. speaking of atlantic, take you down to the south. miami, florida, only 80 degrees with the wind directly off the ocean and 30-mile-per-hour gusts
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today's salute comes from kim tanner and she wants to salute her two sons. they're both serving in afghanistan right now. >> good morning, robin. my name is kim tanner and i'm calling to give a salute to our
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two soldier sons. hi, joey, we love you. we miss you and we want to wish you a happy birthday. we can't wait until you come home soon. and, jesse, we want to tell you congratulations on finding out about the upcoming birth of your child and we love you and we're going to miss you and can't wait until you get home. >> thank you so much. appreciate it. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin. okay, maybe you're up early because you're doing your taxes last minute. so, let's talk about the good stuff first. be on the lookout for a lot of freebies today. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. i guess it's supposedly to win us over as customers but to make us feel good even though we just paid our taxes. >> in the moment of yuck just filing your taxes if you get something, you'll have a little emotional connection. i'm sure they have all kind of marketing psychologists who think about this.
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all i know is it's free stuff. at starbucks you get a free coffee. at cinnabon two free mini cupcakes from 6:00 to 8:00 tonight. at dunkin' donuts they're giving away doughnuts and at ihop free kids meals. if there's a blt steak where you live, drinks are half off there. we have all the details on our website. >> although, i recommend the drinks after you do your tax return. not before. >> lr, now, we'll do taking charge of your career, kind of a new thing we're doing. this is the time of year we have been talking about when it's your annual review. i mean, i know a lot of people see these as they can be really uncomfo uncomfortable, but we want yours to be great. i want you to walk out of that meeting even bigger in the eyes of your boss. more valuable employee. one of the really big moments in there, you know it, right after your boss says this is what you do great. you do this, this and this. >> we call it the insult
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sandwich. >> then, what you can do to improve. that is really important. the first thing is right when they say this is what you can do to improve. here's what's not to do. i think you'll find you want to say why you did that, you'll want to fight like it's a charge. >> you want to defense yourself. >> talk about how your way is best. news flash, they don't want to hear that. this isn't the time for that. this is the time for you to be listening. if you catch yourself saying but i was just, i was just -- that word just, that is justifying. don't do that. instead, what you want to do is think of your boss as your coach. every olympic athlete has a coach. listen, take it in, hear it, maybe even if you don't agree with it, just be willing to try it. take some notes and then put it in your calendar after you walk out of there. are you still trying that new stuff out three months later, six months later? make sure you tell your boss you are trying it out so next year when you walk in you can say,
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call or click today. west virginia governor is ordering the immediate inspection of all undermine coal mines in that state. an explosion killed 29 miners there last week. the governor also wants mines to stop production tomorrow to honor those 29 miners. the nfl top dog says he is going to decide soon on whether to punish ben roethlisberger for his off field actions. ray is in for rafer. some people might go rsh how are you going to punish him if the police haven't said what they're going to do. >> the big thing here, robin, keep in mind, he has been
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involved in two alleged sexual assaults in the past eight months. roger goodell was like, that's it. we need to bring this guy in to talk. he thinks roethlisberger understands how important the personal conduct ipolicy is to the nfl. these guys do have moral clauses in their contract. goodell adding that the league will go over the information available and will make a decision on roethlisberger some time in the near future. now, again, the two met on tuesday, a day after it was announced that charges would not be filed against roethlisberger in the alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old college student. roethlisberger, however, still faces a civil suit that alleges he sexually assaulted a different woman in nevada and roethlisberger denies the accusati accusations. just say no to tobacco. they want products like dip and chewing tobacco banned during games. you may have noticed it is already banned in the minor
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leagues. one major league executive says banning it is in the big leagues is a goal and it will be discussed in future negotiations with the players union. you have to love this story, big slout out to ernie els. according to "palm beach post" he was relaxing poolside when he noticed disabled american veterans getting off a fishing boat. they had recently served in iraq and els invited the men over and bought them several beers. one of the men called the encounter the highlight of his vacation. this doesn't surprise me with erniels because he is known for reaching out to fans and being a good guy. the white house is proposing to kick college teams out of post-season play if they don't measure up academically. kind of a sports related story. in building up america, gary tuchman looks at how that plan could change college hoops. >> reporter: the u.s. secretary of education has issued a first
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of its kind challenge to collegiate athletic teams. >> i will continue to challenge the status. >> reporter: ernie duncan says if a college fails to graduate 40% of its athletes based on its teams from past years the current team should be banned from post-season tournaments. >> if universities can't graduate two out of five of their athletes how serious are they about their core mission? >> reporter: the ncaa will have to approve it, but 12 of the 65 teams in this year's ncaa basketball tournament would have been under that 45% level and therefore not allowed to play in the tournament. but then there are schools like butler university. >> we will head inside and we had madeline albright come. >> reporter: the small indianapolis campus was the proud home of a team that made it all the way to the ncaa championship team before losing to duke and like duke has a very high graduation rate. >> it confirms for me that it is possible to achieve athletic
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excellence and academic excellence at the same time. >> reporter: dr. bobby fong is the president of butler. >> the men's basketball team practices at 6:30 in the morning. that's the time all have free from class. >> reporter: we talked to one of the team's stars as they got ready for final four weekend. >> i think coach is more worried about our grades and stuff and making sure we're taking care of that stuff with all this stuff going on. >> reporter: what does the ncaa think about the secretary's proposal? will the organization jump through hoops to get this done? doesn't look that way. in a statement the ncaa declared "we share secretary of education arne duncan's concern, however imposing a ban on teams for the academic performance of of student-athletes who entered freshman 8 to 11 years ago." the ncaa uses a complex point
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system to ban teams from post-season play, many colleges think it's the fairest system. s as for the president of butler? >> i didn't think the ncaa would go for it, but i would go for it. >> reporter: he's all for the tougher system. gary tuchman, cnn, indianapolis. a robbery suspect realized he could not get out of a fast food restaurant the same way he got in so he used the drive through window and you'll see that tape. a guy named his own price, wants a room tonight for 65 dollars.
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it looks like police took haleigh cummings former stepmom to a river they have been searching. she was babysitting the 5-year-old when she disappeared more than a year ago. she is in jail on unrelated drug charges. foreclosure filings have spiked this year. we've seen more than 930,000 for just the first three months of 2010. that is 16% than the same time period last year. the numbers are from a foreclosure marketing firm. nevada has the most foreclosure filings and vermont has the fewest. are you done with your taxes? it is, well, the tax time is running out.
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this is tax day april 15th and in a new cnn opinion research poll about half of oyour fellow viewers think the tax system is unfair. four out of ten say that they're angry about how much they pay in taxes. good morning, maybe i'm keeping you company why you get your taxes done. i'm robin meade. morning, sunshine. here is what else is happening. new this morning, moscow says it's suspending the adoption of kids to u.s. parents. a state department team is heading to moscow next week to work out an arrangement that would allow the u.s. adoptions to continue. it all stems from a controversy surrounding a tennessee family who put an adopted 7-year-old boy on a plane by himself headed back to moscow saying that he was violent. >> this is not your first amendment right. you are here as a guest of the school committee and it's your first amendment right to go outside on the street and talk to whoever wants to talk to you. >> well, the mood was very tense last night at a school board
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meeting in the massachusetts town where a 15-year-old girl committed suicide. several classmates are accused of bullying her. police had to remove one man who would not stop talking. phoebe prince hanged herself in january. six students from her high school are facing charges and they have pleaded not guilty. rescuers are preparing to airlift hundreds of survivors from a mountain region in china slammed by an earthquake yesterday. chinese tv reports more than 1,000 people have been pulled from the rubble, after a 6.9 magnitude quake hit near the tibetan border. more than 600 people have been killed, thousands have been injured. the hospitals are overwhelmed. there are few doctors and few supplies. police are trying to figure out how a third grader got 60 bags of heroin that he started passing out at school. this is in pennsylvania. police say the kid handed out the bags before a teacher found out what it was. there's no evidence that any of the kids ingested the drugs. police contacted the boy's
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parents and the school sent a letter home with the other kids. the real-life story of an 18-year-old frujative wanted for stealing cars, boats and even planes may be coming to a theater near you. authorities cannot find him, but 20th century fox just bought the rights to his story. he has stolen four planes and flown them without a license and his mom says, that's impossible. >> if he did everything they said he did he would have to be 16 years old. nobody has that many hours in a day to do everything they say he did. >> well, the teen is also known as the bare foot burglar for not wearing shoes during a string of alleged break -ins. he has thousands of fan s and supporters on facebook. one told him to run like the wind. kind of like this folk hero to some people. if you'd like to take lunch
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outside, no better than to do your tax papers outside. >> you've done it, right, robin. >> my household is just like yours which is the spouse does the taxes and i just sign it when they come in front of me. >> this weather brought to you by multigrain cheerios. let me show you some awesome video right off the bat we have. really one of the coolest things i've seen in a long time. a meteor shower that went right through wisconsin and look at this, this is one of those tower cams. look on the left, this is the first time we've seen the vantage point. out of milwaukee. oh, man. did you see that? >> if you saw it in person, what would you think? >> just a massive meteor that everybody saw. as soon as it hits the earth's atmosphere it just explodes. many people saw it and text and e-mailed in. that's part of a meteor shower that is ongoing tonight and through the weekend. that is just great. no reports and nobody got hurt
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and just had to show you that video because it was awesome. that same exact area. cold fruont off to the west. more rain in store for you as that cold front gets draped overhead. a couple rain showers this morning near minneapolis and st. paul and otherwise later this afternoon a little more daytime heating and watch for showers and thunderstorms to erupt. look at the rain now, eastern nebraska into iowa and same spot that got it yesterday and you're getting it again this morning and then across western texas decent rain pulling up out of mexico and sliding into the panhandle and heavy at times today around san antonio and up the line into areas like amarillo and lubbock. some of those thunderstorms will edge eastward dallas, houston, couple thunderstorms are possible this afternoon. down to the east, look at the cold front right here. light cloud cover and showers off of lake ontario and northern parts of pa and not a big deal. the temperature swing is really drastic. right now not that bad and 53 in
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boston and 53 in new york. boston you don't get up that much and new york you get to 72. big different change. so, who has the best weather in the country today? i'm going with las vegas. and, yeah, robin, you're going there this weekend. las vegas 76 degrees. mostly sunny and hardly any wind. >> that's nice. >> fantastic for vegas this time of year. congratulations, las vegas, you're just going to bed right now, looking like another nice day for you. >> we love our viewers there. you may be shocked to hear how uncle sam is spending some of your tax dollars as you do your taxes. we're going to check out something called the congressional pig book, you know, pork! ♪ hey bets, can i borrow a quarter? sure, still not dry? i'm trying to shrink them. i lost weight and now some clothes are too big. how did you do it? simple stuff.
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authorities say the reality show "jon & kate plus eight" broke the law by not getting work permts for the eight children. they will not press charges if it does not happen again. kate gosselin was on the joy behar show talking about her brother. >> i have not allowed them to see the kids for two years, so, i'm not quite sure what information they think they might have. >> a state investigation found no evidence that jon and kate's children were mistreated during the filming of the she. tonight joy is going to have jerry springer on the show, that's at 9:00 eastern. brand-new this morning, toyota is halting the production of the lexus gx 460.
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that's an suv. after consumer reports said it was too dangerous to drive. jen westhoven is closely tracking those developments. >> good morning. that's obvious because any company if you're not going to sell stuff, you don't want to keep making it. the bigger news here toyota is saying to all drivers of its cars that they are going to do a better job at safety testing them. so, they're going to be looking at all the suvs they make. they want to assure everyone driving their suvs after this week's headlines that consumer reports believes a top of the line lexus, the gx 460 is too dangerous to drive because it might roll over in turns. protecting this brand is absolutely crucial to toyota, right? their job is to protect the brand. they've got to sell ten corollas just to make the profits they make on one lexus, according to auto researchers. >> think about that. the weekly jobless claims, they changed a little bit.
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ticked up to 184,000. maybe your eyes glaze over when you hear stories about ppi, and personal income and outlays and all those economic indicators. i like them, don't worry, i'll watch them for you. truck drivers swiping their cards across the country. economists say that is one way to measure the economy. truck drivers are swiping more. it's a sign the economy is improving because they are out hauling stuff from factories or from ports to stores all across the country and that means they're buying diesel and it's a sign that the economy may be in improving. u.p.s. said their profits spiked up in the latest three months. >> they really paired down what they were carrying and now we need trucks to take it there. surveillance camias caught a bizarre end to an attempted bank robbery and it involves a bear hug. a bear hug is how it ended. [ male announcer ] nature valley
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new this morning, a volcanic eruption in iceland is causing a lot of canceled flights today. aviation officials closed the air space over the uk for six hours because of volcanic ash. other airports in europe are warning of possible cancilations. that volcano erupted yesterday for the second time in less than a month. tea party activists are using this tax day, april 15th, by the way, to spread their message across the country today. they're going to push for fiscal responsibility and reducing the size of the government at a number of rallies. now, correspondent richard lui is joining us. i mean, it's a good day to push for fiscal responsibility when you feel like you're paying in. >> a lot of us paying on this tax day. folks are pretty upset on the tea party express and what they want to do, they want to try to make a change. the question is, who might it hurt? well, it depends on who you ask. representative michele bachmann saying, hey, you know, the tea
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party movement and the gop are getting closer and combining. >> it's really merging into one single solitary unit. a number of tea party groups from around the country are coming together unifying under the umbrella of economic fiscal conservativism because americans, quite simply, feel like they're taxed enough already. >> well, the chairman of the tea party express does not agree with michele bachmann. he is quoting saying "i got more knife wounds in my back from republican operatives than democrats could ever do." going on to say the democrats stand there and tell me they hate me and tell me that they hate america. these americans smile at me, shake my hand and then stab me in the back." strong words there. >> i guess so. >> some activists are upset about government spending. let's talk about a new spending report that we have. >> let's dig into that, robin. the congressional pig book comes out every year and shows you
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where the government is spending your tax dollar. here are a few highlights for you. first off about $5 million for wood utilization research and 11 timber states requested and then democratic vet clark from new york she requested $400,000 for safety improvements at the brooklyn botanic garden. thorns, i guess perhaps in the roses. i don't know. >> i guess when it goes to your own area you're like, yeah, yeah, we need that and when you go to someone else's area, you're like, that's pork. elvis week was cruel to two "american idol" contestants. katie got the boot for her cover of "baby, what do you want me to do." casey, erin and andrew got pulled to center stage to see who else was going home. >> it's tough even for us on a night like tonight to have to eliminate two people. andrew, it's the end of the road. i'm sorry. >> yeah, andrew's version of
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hound dog was really unpopular. but last season's runner up adam lambert was there to show everybody how you perform on stage ♪ just don't give up i won't give up ♪ ♪ please don't give in i won't let you down ♪ >> good performer. next week the remaining seven "idol" contestants will sing inspirational songs and alicia keys will be the mentor. tiger woods return to golf might cost him his marriage. well, some would say what he did beforehand will cost him his marriage, but his return to golf is apparently not helping according to a report from "people" magazine. here's ray in for rafer. >> we all remember in tiger's first public appearance that big press conference he said he want today take more time spending time with his family and a lot of people were questioning, did he come back too soon? people magazine cites a friend
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of elin saying tiger was going to take more time off and another saying elin was so angry "i wouldn't be surprised if she files for divorce some time soon." hln has reached out to elin's reps for comment on that. the article goes on to say that elin was also furious about the nike commercial featuring a voiceover by tiger's late father. one friend "elin was violently angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do." it's been called a first for the national football league talking about the fact that they're going broadway. yaur, the league is consulting on a new play of the life and times of vince lombardi. entitled "lombardi." the production opens in october at the circle and square theater and its producer thomas kail. should be pretty good. know what that is, robin?
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>> oh, yeah, sure, miley cyrus. >> your so good. turns out teens aren't the only fans of miley cyrus. several major league baseball players are jamming to miley as they prepare to bat. the song of choice, you just heard it, "party in the usa." nick johnson of the yankees says it's his daughter's favorite song and the first time he used it in a game, there you see it right there, johnson home run. so, naturally, robin, he's not doing away with the song any time soon. >> now he has a routine. >> absolutely. >> thanks. i do think it's very, very big of him to admit it, don't you think? >> absolutely. i wear the same underpants for seven days straight if it gives me some good weather/travel. >> you're it gave us good weather. remember before you were talking about the ash cloud filtering in towards england. here is a satellite picture and
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it's infrared. that is headed into scotland, the lower part of your screen. you can see totally engulfing that area and we have air closure for all the uk airspace until 2:00 this afternoon because of that ash cloud. you can see it on the infrared satellite picture. what about the rest of the united states weather? dallas getting thunderstorms later this afternoon. half hour delays a possibility. houston same thing, half-hour delays because of the storms. minneapolis/st. paul, showers and some thunderstorms. and in detroit, it looks like it's going to be a decent day. rain showers coming overnight. 82 degrees the high temperature. windy conditions, though. 25 to 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts that will bump you around and give you short delays in detroit. how about that ash cloud going right towards that region being carried by the jetstream. problems out there around the u.k. and scotland. more on that in a half hour. >> look how it shows up. >> you can see it really well. a california professor
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good morning! are you up early right now because you're doing your taxes? well, it is tax day, april 15th. i'm robin meade. here is what's coming up on this hour. be on the lookout for a lot of freebies today because it is tax time. free food, discounted drinks and more. we will also have that on our website, cnn.com/robin. plus there are reports that tiger woods' wife is upset that he returned to golf so soon. who is saying that a divorce is now imminent. and it looks like place brought haleigh cummings former step mom to the river they have been searching. that's not the only new development. authorities are also questioning a relative in the case for a
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third time. but first maybe what you're working on right now, you have some hours and i do mean hours to finish up your taxes. while you may be holding your nose getting that done, some americans are getting ready to protest. the good news for many is that taxes are actually lower this year and taxes for middle class families are basically as low as they have been in 50 years. still in, a new cnn poll, most of your fellow viewers say that they feel their tax dollars are being wasted. here is where the money goes. mostly to defense, social security and health care. 14% is for safety net programs like unemployment and help for low income families. there's interest on the debt and money for vets. then that leaves 13% for everything else from education, protecting the environment, scientific research, infrastructure, food and drug safety. >> we don't want any more bailouts, no more stimulus bills, we are taxed enough already. so we're out here fighting for
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everybody else to take our message and your message to washington, d.c. >> all right. we have live pictures of some of those folks right now getting ready in washington, d.c. tea party activists are expected to hold rallies across the united states today. this hour in d.c. a tea party group is naming the candidates that they are endorsing for elections in november. in about 30 minutes you're going to hear how the tea party movement may change another political party. it appears that authorities brought haleigh cummings former step mom in handcuffs to the river that they have been searching for two days. misty croslin was baby-sitting when haleigh disappeared. croslin has been in custody on unrelated drug charges. she denies any role in the 5-year-old's disappearance. meanwhile florida authorities flew to tennessee to question croslin's cousin, named joe overstreet, for the third time. he was in the area when haleigh was reported missing.
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here's what he has to say. >> i can't imagine what they're going through. i didn't do it. >> you didn't do it? >> no. >> do you know who did? >> if i knew who did, i would straight call the police and tell the cops who did it. >> authorities have not named suspects in the 5-year-old's disappearance. croslin, who was briefly married to haleigh's father, has said that she woke up at 3:00 a.m. that night to find haleigh missing and the back door propped open, but authorities say it is unlikely that a stranger took the little girl. nancy grace is following developments very closely on this story. catch her tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. tiger woods lost more than just a golf tournament perhaps at the masters. ray is here with a report that tiger's marriage could be coming to an end. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, robin. a lot of people wondering what elin thinks about all this. "people" magazine reporting that tiger's decision to play in the masters may have been the final straw for elin and now she is looking to divorce tiger.
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hln has reached out to elin's reps for comment and we will bring it to you if we hear back. according to the magazine, a friend says elin is furious over tiger's return to golf. although she has yet to take any legal action, another friend told "people" magazine they wouldn't be surprised if nordgren files for divorce soon. of course elin was a no-show in augusta. one friend was quoted as saying she wouldn't have gone near the masters under any condition, end quote. robin, it doesn't end there. coming up in just a bit you'll hear elin's reaction to tiger's controversial nike ad. we'll have that for you in just a bit. >> more than just a reaction like the rest of us had had, like is it brilliant or is it weird. new this morning, moscow is suspending adoptions of russian kids to the united states until new rules get hashed out. a state department team is heading to moscow next week trying to work out an arrangement that would allow adoptions to continue. but it all surrounds a
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controversy from a tennessee family who put a 7-year-old boy on a plane by himself back to moscow saying that he was violent. they say nice guys finish last but when it comes to dating, is that the story? well, some businesses are specializing in teaching men to be bad boys. one dating coach says he tells guys to stop being so available or flexible. another advises them to stop wasting money on expensive dates. and i have a hard time believing, this but a 2008 study supposedly found that women prefer men who are thrill-seeking, okay, deceitful, give me a break, and narcissistic. enough about me. what do you like best about me? >> thrill-seeking, huh? i love that. >> i always tell young women looking for mr. right, you go for the humor. you go for the humor. >> i think so. how about a green date. perfect song for that one.
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thrill-seeking, you can carry that all through the marriage. baby, it's 12:30 at night, i'm going to the walgreens to get some diapers. that's about as thrill-seeking as you get once you hit your mid-30s. let me show you some video that is just awesome. we got this coming in from this morning. this is a meteor that went right through the upper midwest. a howard county sheriff's department cruiser dash cam. that's in iowa, look at that. >> it's frightening looking. can you imagine seeing that? >> it's pitch black. the sky just lights up like it's daytime and it looks like the moon is falling. no reports of any injury but that was a meteor that went through the upper midwest last night. maybe part of that entire meteor shower that's going on and peaks out this weekend up there. how about that. i had to show it to you. i thought it was awesome. what else is rocking? a little thunderstorm action across minneapolis this morning. most of it is falling apart but the cold front is still there. it's still in place today. a little daytime heating. we'll see some showers and thunderstorms develop. we did have the thunderstorms move through eastern parts of
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nebraska. now through iowa. again, that is also fading apart but the heavy downpours are are still out there for the morning. picks up in intensity this afternoon. the heaviest rain by far will be in western and central texas this afternoon. it's another weak frontal boundary but the energy coming out of mexico generating some decent rain right around san antonio and that goes all the way up to lubbock. that's going to fill in towards the east later today. one to one and a half inches of rain there. how about the east coast. the white house looking pretty good. temperatures into the mid-70s. you look at the trucks on the white house lawn and it looks to me like they're pumping the septic tank. >> i'm sure even that has to be done. it is a house. >> there you go. more in a bit. new this morning, toyota is taking a drastic step to answer safety questions about a lexus suv. plus a town is coming to grips with the death of a teenager who committed suicide after she was bullied. there was a lot of anger at a meeting last night.
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time right now to salute our troops. today a salute that comes from kim tanner. she wants to salute her two sons, joseph and jesse applegate, both serving in afghanistan. >> good morning, robin. my name is kim tanner. i'm calling to give a salute to our two soldier sons. hi, joey. we love you. we miss you. we want to wish you a happy birthday. we can't wait until you come home soon. and jesse, we want to tell you congratulations on finding out about the upcoming birth of your child and we love you and we're going to miss you and can't wait until you get home. >> all right, thank you so much. if you have somebody in the service, go to cnn.com/robin so we can help you salute them.
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this is tax day. let's talk about the good stuff first. be on the lookout today for a lot of freebies from a number of businesses. i guess trying to make you feel good about getting our taxes done. here's jennifer westhoven scouting it out for you. >> so first this is the reward scenario. if you finish them up today and you go to take them in, you can have a little bit of, you know, fun with this. maybe if you go to a big post office, a lot of times they're handing out coupons. here's some other places and even if you're done with your taxes, you can get this. at starbucks you get free coffee as long as you bring your own bun. at cinnabun, free at 6:00. in some places, drinks are half hour. if there's a blt steak where you live. mccormick and -- there's a lot more on our website,
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cnn.com/robin. if you're stressing out and feel like you can't get them done today, just file for an extension. you can do it online. your peace of mind is important too. toyota has told dealers to stop selling, we already knew that, to stop selling the luxury suvs for a while so they're also temporarily going to stop making them. now, toyota also says for everybody who's driving some kind of toyota or lexus suv, maybe you heard the story last week and got nervous. toyota wants to reassure everyone it is safety testing all of its suvs. this is after the headline that "consumer reports" believes a top of the line lexus, a gx 460, which is a $60,000 vehicle, "consumer reports" says it's too dangerous to drive it because it might roll over on turns. toyota says they'll safety test everything. moving can be a big headache
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say that there is still a dire need for more international aid for maternal health care. a group of veteran astronauts is upset about president obama's new plan to overhaul nasa. now, the president will unveil it today, while trying to reassure nasa workers. he's expected to emphasize job creation and private missions, but it also cancels a manned space flight program. well, neil armstrong and others say that that would make the united states second or even third rate when it comes to space exploration. the nfl's top guy says that he's going to decide soon on whether to punish ben roethlisberger for his off-field actions. ray is in for rafer with more on that. >> the big question here, robin, keep in mind all nfl player, it doesn't matter if you're a star quarterback or third-string kickers, they all have morality clauses in their contracts and that's the question here. did roethlisberger violate that clause. well, nfl commissioner roger goodell says he thinks roethlisberger understands how important the personal conduct
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policy is to the nfl. goodell adding that the league will continue to go over the information available and will make a decision on roethlisberger sometime in the near future. you may recall the two met on tuesday, a day after it was announced that charges would not be filed against roethlisberger in the alleged sexual assault of a 20-year-old college student. roethlisberger, however, still faces a civil suit that alleges he sexually assaulted a different woman in nevada. roethlisberger, by the way, denies the accusations. well, the message is plain and simple. just say no to smokeless tobacco. that is the message from congress to major league baseball and its players. they want products like dip and chewing tobacco banned during games. it's already band in the minor leagues. one executive says banning it in the big leagues is a reachable goal and it will be discussed in future negotiations with the players union. finally, we have got to get a huge shoutout to pro golfer ernie els. els was relaxing poolside this week when he noticed some
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the new york stock exchange is open for business. there you go. stocks are expected to dip just a little bit today. yesterday they hit their highest levels of more than a year and a half. we'll show you, though, coming up what has the investors just a little skittish today. first, though, i bet i know why you're up early if you're not normally up early at this time. are you getting your taxes done? time is running out. it is april 15th. in a new cnn opinion research poll, about half of americans think that the tax system is unfair. four out of ten say that they're angry about how much they pay in taxes. it looks like police took haleigh cummings former step mom
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to a river that they have been searching. misty croslin was baby-sitting haleigh cummings when she disappeared more than a year ago. she's in jail on unrelated drug charges. she denies any role in haleigh's disappearance. foreclosure filings have spiked big-time this year. we've seen more than 930,000 for just the first three months of 2010. that is 16% more than the same time period last year. now, the numbers are from a foreclosure marketing firm. nevada has the most foreclosure filings and vermont has the fewest. those are some of our day's top stories. are you looking up from your taxes there? good morning to you, i'm robin meade. new this morning, let's talk about this, toyota has just halted production of the lexus gx 460 after "consumer reports" said it's too dangerous to drive. they found a rollover problem with the top of the line suv. yesterday toyota said that it was running more tests. now, in the last hour we confirmed that the automaker
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will temporarily suspend the production on the gx 460 until april 28th and that it is testing all of its suvs. tea party activists are using this day to spread their message across the country. they're going to push for fiscal responsibility and reducing the size of the government at a number of rallies today. here he is, correspondent richard lui, with more on that. so some people wonder when it comes to this movement as a political movement, is that going to help or hurt which party? the gop, will it help or hurt it? >> it's taking votes some somewhere. representative michele bachmann, for instance, saying the tea party movement and the gop are combining. >> it's really merging into one single, solitary unit. a number of tea party groups from around the country are coming together, unifying under the umbrella of economic fiscal conservativism because americans quite simply feel like they're
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taxed enough already. >> the chairman of the tea part express three disagrees saying, quote, i've got more knife wounds in my back from republican operatives than democrats could ever do. he adds that the democrats at least stand there and tell me they hate me and tell me that they hate america. these republicans smile at me, shake my hand and then stab me in the back. end quote, robin. pretty powerful. >> i guess that's one person's pretty strong opinion there, that's for sure. >> yes. >> a lot of the activists are upset about what they call excessive government spending, thus that comment you had about fiscal conservative economically. so you've got a new spending report to share, though. >> on that note that you bring up, this year's congressional pig book shows you where the government is spending some of your tax dollars. citizens against government waste released this book yesterday. we have a few highlights for you. almost $3 million for shrimp aqua culture research in seven states. we've got republican harold rogers from kentucky who requested $10 million for the national institute for hometown
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security. so a lot of specific requests from lawmakers to help their part of the country. >> so everybody is against pork until it benefits their own area. >> that's when there may be an exception, maybe. >> then it's not pork. >> not pork at all. >> all right, richard, thank you. this is not your first amendment right. you are here as a guest of the school committee. if your first amendment right is to go outside on the street and talk to whoever wants to talk to you. >> well, the mood was very tense last night at a school board meeting in the massachusetts town where a 15-year-old girl committed suicide. several classmates are accused of bullying her. some people want school officials to step down and that's what was going on here. >> i don't know who you guys, why you're trying to cover up this. >> hold on, hold on, hold on. cover up what? >> you know they dropped the ball, they blew it, and everybody knows they blew it, all right. you've got to get rid of them. all they are is just a noose on
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the neck of this town. >> hold on, hold on. you're done. >> cut it out. >> police had to remove another man who would not stop talking. phoebe prince hanged herself in january. six students are facing charges and have pleaded not guilty. a man accused of robbing a burger king at gunpoint used the drive-through window to get away. surveillance camera caught him walking in through the front door waving around a gun. after he got the cash he realized that someone had set off the alarm and the front door was already locked association he took off through the drive-through window. michigan state police are still looking for him. i always wonder in a situation like that, i don't know, but i wouldn't want to be locked in with the suspect. who locked the door? >> i know. yeah, i ordered the large coke and fries, but i didn't order the large felon. good morning, robin. let me show you some great video we got last night from
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milwaukee, wisconsin. remember, we had the meteor showers going on but here's what it looked like last night. look at this fire ball whizzing through the sky. it looks like the moon is actually falling. watch it blow up. boom, just a huge flash. >> i would have been so afraid if i saw that. >> you and i both would have changed clothing. look at this. that's from last night overnight. just amazing footage. i had to share it with you. it's a tower cam from milwaukee of that fire ball meteor going right on through the atmosphere. so what about the rest of the region? there's a cold front over the area right now. you can see it stretching through minneapolis, all the way back just north of denver. ahead of that it's basically clear until you see the winds coming out of the east for atlanta. you can see the haze is out here. east wind, low clouds. otherwise the bona fide rain locked up across the great lakes and now through wisconsin and minneapolis too. that rain stretches way on down into areas like minneapolis where you can see more thunderstorms develop. then you get down to the south and the rain picks up a little bit. nebraska into iowa, heavier
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downpours but the heaviest rain we'll find is around texas. what about the best weather that we are going to find? i think today i'm going for las vegas, nevada. nevada is going to see great weather the next couple of days. 76 degrees. mostly sunny in vegas, baby. so, nevada, enjoy it. it's going to be fantastic. best weather in the country, las vegas, 76 and sunny. >> nice and cool for them actually. >> indeed, yeah. >> thank you. wall street is coming off a pretty good rally. the dow closed above 11,000 yesterday. that's the third day in a row. felicia taylor is at the new york stock exchange with a look at what we can expect today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. stocks are a little bit lower in the first few minutes of trading today. that's partly because we've seen a weaker labor report. new jobless claims unexpectedly jumped to 484,000 last week. that is a rise of 24,000 from the week before. government analysts say it's not due to an increase in layoffs. instead they're blaming a lag in claims related to easter and
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cesar chavez day. that was a labor leader, a mexican labor leader holiday that is celebrated mostly in western states. for the second day in a row corporate earnings are strong. u.p.s. first quarter profit jumped more than 30%. shipping volume grew for the first time in two years. u.p.s. is also a good indicator of the whole economy because it carries packages literally for every industry and shares are up 5.75%. "fortune's" list of the biggest companies is out and frankly it does show the effects of the recession. walmart is number one as americans continue to hunt for bargains. exxonmobil slipped to two because of falling oil and gas prices. chevron, ge and bank of america round out the top five. >> thank you. when you're really when a hurry, which do you need faster, your cell phone or your toilet?
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metoothe brakseth fo police are trying to figure out how a third grader got 60 bags of heroin that he then started passing out at school. this is in pennsylvania. police say that the kid handed out the bags before a teacher found out what was going on. there is no evidence that any of the other kids ingested the drugs. police contacted the boy's parents and the school sent a
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letter home with the other kids, but yikes. authorities say that the reality show "jon and date plus 8" broke the law by not getting work permits for the kids. but officials won't file charges as long as it doesn't happen again. kate gosselin was on hln's "the joy behar show" and talked about accusations that she is a bad mom. >> i crack up when i hear this stuff that like, you know, she should be home with her kids. well, we should all be home with our kids, but i have to make a living, just like everybody else does, and i'm just very honored and very blessed that i can work and support eight kids, you know, solely if i have to do that. >> well, a state investigation found no evidence that jon and kate's children were mistreated during the filming of the show. tonight joy will have on jerry springer at 9:00 p.m. eastern. spirit airlines carry-on baggage fee is now the target of two new bills in the senate. new york senator charles schumer introduced a bill that would tax
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the airlines on any extra fees. he spoke to our sister network, cnn. >> everyone understands the airlines are having real trouble and they took away the meals and then they took away the bag of peanuts and the no pillows. they charge you for luggage that you had to check in. but this is a necessity of traveling. people need their carry-on bags. it's part and parcel to traveling. parents need it to feed their kids, business people need it because they carry stuff in there that they need to look at. so this goes beyond. and what we've said is basically we've said that treasury shall no longer allow this to happen. >> on tuesday, fellow democrats introduced a bill that would simply prohibit charging for carry-ons. spirit says that its carry-on fee will make boarding faster. some prisoners are accused of a tax scam worth more than a million dollars. richard lui is working on that story and some other ones. this is perfect for tax day, april 15th. >> very appropriate, or inappropriate, robin. you're right.
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we'll tell you how prison guards uncovered this scam that may have been going on for years. then, viagra for women. why scientists are a step closer to developing a similar drug to help out women. plus, now that the winter snow is melting, you won't believe what police are finding on the side of roads. the leftovers of mobile meth labs. we'll have the details in about 15 or 20. >> wow. two "american idol" contestants were sent packing. we're going to tell you who got voted off last night. and then crowds cheered for tiger woods at the masters, but that match may have been the last straw for his wife. goalttme.
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every single one of you are vip viewers to us and these folks are taking the vip tour. you can take it as well. it ends every thursday right here in the studio with us, so i'd love to meet you. go to cnn.com/robin. this may be the most shocking stat that you're going to hear in a long time. more people in india have access to cell phones than they do to toilets. it's from a new united nations study. it says that 45% of the country
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uses cell phones but only 31% has access to a toilet. it says that in the past three years, millions of children died from illnesses caused by poor sanitation. tiger's return to golf might be the last straw for his marriage. this is according to a report out of "people" magazine. ray is going to give us all the info on that. >> remember that press conference last week when a reporter asked tiger, you know, is it too soon to come back to golf and tiger just said i'm happy to be here. and basically we were all like, well, maybe he's not getting support from his wife. this might answer some of those questions. "people" magazine cites a friend of the couple as saying elin was led to believe that, yes, tiger was going to take more time off. another friend adding that elin was so angry, quote, i wouldn't be surprised if he files for divorce sometime soon, end quote. now, hln has reached out to elin's reps for comment on that. we, of course, will bring it to you if we hear back. the article goes on to say that elin was also furious over the
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nike commercial featuring a voiceover by tiger's late father, earl woods. one friend saying, quote, elin was violently angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do, end quote. all right, it's being called a first for the national football league. talking about the league going broadway. yes, the nfl is consulting on a new play about the life and times of legendary green bay packers coach vince lombardi. it's entitled "lombardi." the production opens in october at the circle in the square theater and its director is tony award nominee thomas kale. go, robin. sing it robin. >> that's all right. turns out teams aren't the only fans of miley cyrus. several major league baseball players are also jamming to some miley as they step up to the plate and prepare to bat. the song of choice, you heard it, "party in the usa." nick johnson of the yankees, you see here, says it's his
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daughter's favorite song. the first time he used it in the game, that is what happened. johnson hitting that home run. robin, as you know, baseball players very superstitious, so the chances of him doing away with that song any time soon, not going to happen. >> right. maybe the mojo was in the song. thank you. bob has a routine like that too. >> yeah. if i have a great weather cast like i'm awesome that day. same underpants the next day. it works. it works. >> that's true, it's true. >> i've only worn them once. let me show you what's happening. new york, here's what it looks like. we have gusty winds immediately to the north of new york city, but i tell you the cold front is still perched up to your north which means you can see another nice day today in new 72 degrees there. up to boston, 56. there's the cold front in between the two cities. we will get showers, heavy at times. western texas, edging into dallas, so half hour delays possible right around dallas and ft. worth. houston, watch for delays. minneapolis, rain in the morning. detroit, gusty winds for the
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afternoon. full details in half an hour. >> thank you. elvis week was cruel to two "american idol" contestants. katie got the boot for her cover of "baby what do you want me to do" and casey, aaron and andrew got pulled to center stage to hear what else would go home. well, andrew's version of "hound dog" was unpopular and he got booted. last season's runner-up adam lambert showed everybody how to perform on stage. ♪ >> good stuff. next week the remaining seven contestants will do inspirati inspirational songs and alicia keyes will be the guest star. the library of congress has announced a deal with twitter to
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