tv Morning Express With Robin Meade HLN May 4, 2010 6:00am-10:00am EDT
good morning, sunshine. we're going to start right now breaking news. i'm robin meade and here's what's going on. >> we are deploying every resource available, and we will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice. >> while you were sleeping, they arrested an american citizen in the attempted times square bombing. you heard from attorney general eric holder revealing the person's identity. let's jump into the huge story here. the suspect's name is faisal shahzad, 30-year-old naturalized u.s. citizen from pakistan.
one low enforcement tells cnn he acted alone. he was arrested at jfk airport last night after he already boarded a plane for dubai and another source says the jetway had been pulled back from that flight. shahzad is expected in court today. last night attorney general eric holder says the investigation is not finished. >> over the course of the day today, we have gathered significant additional evidence that led to tonight's arrest, which was made by agents from the department of homeland security's customs and border protection. this investigation is ongoing as are our attempts to gather useful intelligence and we continue to pursue a number of leads. but it's clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill americans. >> early this morning agents were searching a home in bridgeport, connecticut, connected to the case. a law enforcement source says
that shahzad is believed to be the person who drove the suv filled with explosives to times square. the vehicle identification number was removed from the dashboard but police got it from the engine block and that led them to the person who sold the pathfinder for cash about three weeks ago, and a source says that that person i.d.'d shahzad from a photo. investigator had the man's photo because he had just become a naturalized citizen in april of last year. here's what else we know this morning, he traveled to dubai in june of 2009, a couple of months after becoming a u.s. citizen. we don't know if that was his final destination, that's travel hub. law enforcement sources say there has not been any derogatory information about shahzad in their system before last night's arrest. now the information is coming in quickly this morning. stay tuned for any new info about the case all throughout the day. we're going to bring it to you this morning as soon as we get it. i might interrupt another story if we get something new but
right now let's get some of the other stories also making news today. flooding has left thousands of homes and building across nashville under water including the grand ole opry house and the country music hall of fame, for the first time since 1975, the opry is being forced to move shows to other venues. the opry land resort which is what you're seeing is closed indefinitely. >> it's a tragic day for the entire gaylord family, our stars and what we call our employees. we put our heart and souls into this place and to see the devastation from the rainfall and the floods is something that tears your heart in half. >> at least ten people have died in the city of nashville. thousands have evacuated and the problem is the water that they can drink, they're being told to conserve water. workers have been sandbagging the only remaining water treatment plant. the governor declared 52 counties as disaster areas. the water is not expected to
drop below the flood stage until tomorrow morning. and you know what? if you are there and you have some interesting pictures you want to send us to show the flooding, do that, go to cnn.com/robin and be an i-reporter. we're going to find out how voters are reacting to partisan bickering in washington. three states are holding primaries in indiana, a tea party favorite and a former senator are the front-runners in a republican senate race. they want a seat held by a retiring democrat. in ohio three democrats want a shot at a senate seat held by a retiring republican. oil from the massive spill in the gulf could start washing ashore along the florida panhandle today. experts say that it could reach the florida keys by the weekend. now yesterday governor charlie crist expanded his declaration of emergency to 19 counties along the gulf coast. it comes as a desperate fix-it operation is under way. crews are working on this giant steel container that they hope
will be fitted over the well head to stop a flow, kind of like a dome. >> the idea being that the oil would funnel up through it, all the way to the surface, whereby we would capture that oil on the surface, and with a vessel and help minimize the impact to the environment. >> but many are not waiting for others as they are taking measures into their own hands. our own richard lui met up with a marina owner in a place called dog river, alabama, who is not waiting for help. >> we got to try to do something right here on our own, right there, mouth of the river. this is all the area the marshlands you've got to deal with. >> what do we have at stake here? >> we got homes, we got marinas, we got restaurants, we got boat yards, we got marsh area. that's heavy dooty boom and we'll use it in the river if we have to. >> reporter: why are you doing? >> it's our livelihood. we got 38 families that work here besides all of the other marinas. if we don't take care we don't
have jobs. i've been through fires, tornadoes and hurricanes and never had to do anything like this. we got our bust our tails and make it work. >> reporter: what's this over here? >> the eight inch boom. >> reporter: so this is what you got just for your defense? >> that's right to take care. >> reporter: so if the oil gets in here -- >> we got a mess. we got a mess. it won't be cleaned up in my lifetime. >> reporter: and robin, you know, sunny middleton, a very strong man. i asked him what's driving him to take this into his own hands without waiting for bp or the government "i was adopted at the age of 11 months. my mother raised me, and i asked what would your mother think of taking this into your own hands" he said, "she'd get mad if i didn't do it." >> he said hey if this comes ashore it won't be cleaned up in my lifetime, that is a reality check if that's true.
>> reporter: he was looking out into the marshlands, there's manatees, egrets, the size of san francisco bay. all he has known is dog river and that's what he want to protect for not only himself but 38 other people that work for him, as well as 900 other homes. >> richard lui live this morning on the shores of alabama, thank you so much. as we wait for that oil to come ashore. let's hope it doesn't, but the cleanup continues. well not the cleanup but them trying to guard against it. for only the second time ever, the u.s. is revealing how many nuclear warheads it has. the pentagon says there are 5,113. the u.s. also has several thousand retired warheads waiting to be dismantled. the white house decided to reveal this to encourage other nuclear powers to be transparent about what they have. it's amazing to get some of these pictures in from the flooding still in the deep
south, this system is still around. hi, bob. >> good morning, robin. it shifted down to the south a little bit so some good news for you, tennessee. kentucky getting some more rain this morning, it's another low pressure reaching up to the north. here's the cold front, the one that was a slow mover moving through the deep southeast over the last couple of days, still active this morning. the rain coming out of the gulf of mexico piling on across western florida, and interesting to note at the surface there is a low pressure center right around that delta by the mississippi river. you can see right there, also notice the wind directions kind of swirling around that so the northern gulf today winds should be offshore by this afternoon, strong, too. northeasterly winds 15, 25 miles per hour from panama city through the region as that low moves on by. choppy waters, too, windy, scattered showers, scattered thunderstorms out there, too, and then that i-10 across the panhandle of florida, big line of thundershowers moving on through, not severe, it's heavy rain and getting lightning as
well, down across southern georgia more showers and storms that, slides essentially up the coast around south carolina and north carolina where most of the action is going to be. also to the north we have the flood warnings for areas lie tennessee, we'll talk about that region, robin n a half hour. ? thank you. be careful about what you're posting on sites like facebook, how some people are getting scammed because they're just being too liberal with their info. if you think that you've been hearing more cursing on televisi television, you are bleepin' right!
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lieutenant colonel anthony hagara. you give 100% to every endeavor from coaching mini socker to commanding u.s. air force detachment. you leave behind a trail of accomplishments too listening to list. tony my love and congratulations. thank you for your services, your sacrifices and commitment. your family adoerz you and looking forward to beginning the next chapter of our lives together as you retire from the air force but not from life. >> do you have somebody in the service you want to salute, go to cnn.com/robin. an abortion law in oklahoma will not be enforced at least not yet. a judge temporarily blocked it t requires women to have an ultrasound and hear a detailed description of the fetus before getting an abortion. attorneys for both sides agreed to delay. now abortion rights supporters say that the law is unconstitutional. those who back the new law say it will eventually be enforced. a high school gym teacher is accused of stealing hundreds of
dollars from his students and you got to hear what he said when police showed him this cell phone video from the locker room. that story is new for you in the next 25 minutes. your facebook manpage might have way too much personal info on it and leaving you wide open for crooks and scammers. how about a checklist what not to post. hi, jennifer. >> "consumer reports" say most adults, more than 50% of people using facebook social networks we are posting too much risky personal information. i thought risky, what do they mean by that? people posting their security numbers, not at all. and they don't mean salacious. >> they don't mean risque. >> even your birthday with the year, your kids' names or your kids' pictures and they say you know, a lot of people, i've done this sometimes, will write,
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i was out there. i saw them this weekend, here are some on sale online but it means a great time to get a vacuum cleaner. robin. >> i did not know. good info. back to our breaking news this morning, a man has been arrested in connection with a bombing plot in times square. we'll tell you what we're learning about the suspect, who was pulled off of a plane just hours ago, before he was about to leave the country. a better w. for you to get a home loan. we've got a way for you to check the status of your loan online. securely, any time, anywhere. our e signature technology lets you sign... your documents from home, at your convenience. we've helped over three-quarters of a million families... refinance or purchase their home. it's how we've done things at quicken loans for 25 years now. - that's why i love... - i love... i love being a home loan expert. ♪
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bringing you up to speed on our breaking news story. big story here, a man has been arrested in the bomb scare in new york's times square. here's what we've learned this morning. the guy's name is faisal shahzad, a naturalized u.s. citizen from pakistan, arrested last night after he boarded this plane for dubai, and he's expected in court today. investigators are searching a house in bridgeport, connecticut, as well. the plane, i don't know if we can take that full here, was supposed to leave at 11:30 last night. then delayed it for obvious reasons during the investigation to 2:30, then 4:30 and you can see it looks like they are pushing back from the plane, i think that's the chopper operator there, giving us that live shot, but you can see that it appears that maybe they might be pushing back from the gate to finally get this flight under way, it was headed to dubai, and they arrested the man off of this flight, faisal, what's his last name, shahzad, who is a
u.s. citizen, naturalized from pakistan. so we'll watch that and see if that flight does get to take off after hours of being basically i think what they call on the apron. a men's lacrosse player from the university of virginia has been charged for allegedly murdering a women's lacrosse player at the school. here's rafer weigel with the details. what is going on? >> robin as you can imagine the students at uva are deeply affected by this. 22-year-old george huguley, senior lacrosse player arrested and jails after police found his on again/off again girlfriend dead. yeardley love's roommate cited a possible alcohol overdose, she had suffered "physical trauma." police chief longo told jane velez-mitchell they questioned huguley after that. >> our first encounter with him
was at his apartment a few blocks away. he came to the police department to speak with investigators voluntarily, at some point thereafter, probable cause developed and we sought a charging document for his arrest. >> the chief says there are no previous reports of violence between the two seniors. the clubs that tiger woods used to win four major tournaments consecutively are for sale on ebay for $250,000. the irons were used in his wins at the 2000 u.s. open, british and pga championship and the masters win in 2001, they call it the tiger slam. they come with a certificate of authenticity. hopefully a guarantee that you can play as well as tiger woods. that's a look at sports. >> for that much money. hey, thank you. okay, well obviously we have a breaking story from jfk airport, i don't know if everybody else is delay there had or just this one flight that's supposed to be taking off for dubai after they arrested a
man off of it for the times square attempted bombing. bob, are the rest on time in. >> right now no delays. a great start to tuesday morning. i zeroed in towards ontario, new york state, parts of pennsylvania and ohio, big upper level low pulling out of the great lakes, cold air wrapped up with it, thundershowers are possible today so new york you will get some delays, same with boston because of the short-lived, i call them showers and thunderstorms, that's about t not a solid deck of rain. seattle thunderstorms today, 30-minute to one-hour delays and fog in atlanta for the morning and chicago windy, minneapolis windy as well. that's the forecast. more "morning express" in a couple of minutes.
breaking news, you're looking at the plane that just took off here from which about 30 seconds ago from which agents arrested a man that they say is behind the bomb scare in times square. they arrested the guy off of the plane, the plane is finally on its way to dubai. the man's name is faisal shahzad, a naturalized u.s. citizen and just about to leave on the flight, that is now leaving hours later. he's believed to drive the suv in into times square loaded one
propane and fuel, among other items, but did not explode. people across nashville and middle tennessee are dealing with devastating floods. 18 people died across the state. thousands of homes and businesses are under water forcing people to evacuate. people are now being told to conserve water. you're surrounded by water, but then will you have drinking water? the grand ole opry houses, places like that are closed indefinitely. the grand old opry hotel is. broadway is grieving the loss of actress lynn redgrave, boast known for "georgie girl" and "gods and monsters." those are some of our headline this is morning. it's extremely busy. it's a tuesday morning and you're up early. good morning. i'm robin meade. back to the suspect arrested in connection with the attempted car bombing in new york's times
square. central investigators searched a gnome connecticut where it's believed that faisal shahzad has been living but they would not give the details about that. a law enforcement official says that shahzad claims to have acted alone but federal investigators say they're looking at the possibility that it was not a lone wolf here. here's attorney general eric holder. >> the american people should know that we are deploying every resource available, and we will not rest until we have brought everyone responsible to justice. >> meanwhile expect tighter security at airports along the east coast. a tsa official says that extra steps are being taken to detect possible car bombs, prevent other kinds of attacks and conduct additional passenger screenings. passengers seem to kind of be getting used to this. >> i'm sure everything's under control and the guys are going to do their best to make sure we stay safe but no change in my flying thoughts.
>> we have an understanding of the situation, and just be patient and let life go on. >> stay tuned for any new information in the case throughout the morning. we're going to bring it to you as soon as we get it. right now some stories making news also today on this tuesday. the obama administration has said it wants oil giant bp to pay for all of the costs associated with the gulf oil spill. a law passed in the wake of the exxon "valdez" spill says that companies have to pay for the cleanup cost but it limits other cost payments like lost wages to only $75 million. now, if bp is found liable for the spill that cap can removed. the response spreads across states and governments down to individual boat owners, richard lui is in biloxi, mississippi, this morning, with more on that angle. the real folks just kind of taking charge to try to stop this. hi, richard. >> reporter: hi, robin. they are taking charge. you can imagine we're in almost week two here, and they're
waiting for this potential oil slick. is it going to hit and affect their area? many of them are saying rather than just sit around, what can i do to make this situation better? how can i prepare for what could change my livelihood and my way of life in a significant way? you're seeing localized movements, the fishermen themselves or local governments, such as that parrish president in louisiana. >> if we get inundated with oil we'll need a crew in each one of these areas because you have to be within 15 minutes either way to respond as it moves into the marsh. >> if we can be compensated, make a couple dollars, you know, helping clean up at the same time, that will be wonderful. because i don't think there's going to be no future in the shrimp. >> reporter: very difficult for mr. regas, fisherman there. they put down $10,000 for a two-week trip, a lot of money but also can have a lot of
revenue. robin, they are hiring in some areas, they are putting together, shall i say, groups of fishermen so they are prepared to go out and assist the environmental companies in cleaning up an oil spill, should it hit their area. we've heard there's too much supply, if you will, that are lining up for the classes, lining up to get on the lists to assist in the cleanup should it happen. so you can see the dynamic. they want to do something, but again they have to wait as well, as there is that moratorium on fishing right now, all the way from florida through the areas of louisiana. >> you know the first thing that comes to mind for me, what can do you? i mean, what can do you to stop it from coming ashore? >> reporter: you know, what some are doing is they are looking for their own equipment. we were at one live location in alabama in dauphin island and one gentleman came over to us, robin, as we were just breaking down, he said, "richard, what can i do to protect my own home, my boat dock, my area of
alabama? do you know where i can buy these boomles we've been seeing in pictures, do you know where i can buy the dispersants?" it's heartening to see people do something on their own to better the situation. they don't want to sit around, robin. they want to do something. >> absolutely that, sense of urgency. thank you so much, richard, live in biloxi, mississippi, and we'll continue to go back to him with more on that. the oil spill is also a big story on facebook with our facebook friends. for example, amy in mobile, alabama, says "we are taking our children to the beach, because it may be the last time that we will get to take them while they are young." vic responded to list of groups looking for volunteers "didn't bm make like $4 billion in profit in the first three months of this year? bp should be employing every unemployed person in the united states to help clean up this disaster." mose says "this could turn out to be a much bigger economic disaster for the gulf coast states than katrina." we give the news but it's all about your review to go to
cnn.com/robin, hit facebook or the e-mail to contact us. another big story today is massive flooding that we've been seeing across the south. it's from a storm system that still has some kick in it, bob. >> it does, and powerful thunderstorms this morning, robin, early, big heavy rainmakers. the dew points are way up into the 60s, low 70s, it tells you it's a testament to how much water is in the air. the cold front itself right on through north carolina and south carolina, and georgia and dipping down towards the gulf of mexico. look at all of the thundershowers riding along that and i also plotted a surface low that's right around that delta river part, the river delta right there in the gulf of mexico, look at the winds around this thing, swirling quickly now. winds out of the south when you get to the east of the low, out of the west and out of the north when you get to the west part of that low. as this moves on through, winds for the northern gulf choppy but everybody will see a wind shift to the northeast by later this afternoon, hopeful lay it steers that oil slick and the oil spill
away from the coast. we'll see what that happens to be, what it looks like. thundershowers rolling right through western florida, the panhandle, big line of thundershowers right there by i-10. get up the line farther out of macon, heavy rains to your south. big thunderstorm line into areas like mccrae and moving to the east. atlanta a foggy mess, around d midtown a low level visibility issue, probably delays at the airport because of the clouds hanging on. sunshine today, with all of the heavy rain yesterday we have the fog out there. rain for the northeast, maybe some storms. we'll get to that, robin, in about a half hour. >> thank you. you know the extra baggage fees you've been paying? they really aelded up. wait until you hear how much they boosted the airlines' bottom line. oh, sure, yeah. and students at one high school couldn't figure out who was stealing from their lockers, until they caught it on tape! úú
♪ but you're the only person i ever knew ♪ ♪ and it's too late to -- some of the other stories we're working on in the "morning express planner" things happening later on today. today marks the 40th anniversary of the shootings at kent state university. at 12:24 p.m. eastern, a bell is going to ring to remember the students who were killed or wounded in 1970. at 2:15 p.m., robert joe halderman, the former tv producer who pleaded guilty to trying to blackmail david letterman will be sentenced. and this afternoon, homeland security secretary janet napolitano will talk about mexico interior secretarior talk
to the mexico interior secretary about security. the governor of massachusetts lifted a boil water order this morning for 29 communities, only one city is still under the ban now. om schools shut off main supplies to make sure the kids didn't use the unsafe water. >> make sure you use the sanitizer. >> wash your hands and then use the sanitizer. >> a lot of times students are touching their face and you just want to be, you're better safe than sorry. >> the water main break affected last night's game at fenway. water fountains around the park were shut off and the fans could buy bottled soda. the red sox had ice from rhode island brought into the clubhouse. because of a water main break. later on today the white house will tell you about its plan to force the big banks to pay you back for the big bailouts. so far some companies have been lining up. trying to get the government out of their hair.
>> some parts of it >> good morning. >> i think we all think nobody likes extra taxes, right? >> no. >> but do you like them if they're aimed at a big bank to cover this thing so you don't have to have a bailout again. kind of like hmm what do you hate worse, a new tax or the bailout, this would be based on bank's behavior. maybe you think that when they take your money they should put it under a mattress and keep it safe for awhile but they don't. they lend it out there. so part of it is how much of your money they are lending out, the more they risk, the more they have to pony up so what do you think? do you think this is a case where maybe you are in favor of a big tax? the white house says that the new tax on banks would raise $90 billion in a decade, which would mostly cover the cost of the bailout. some critics say the banks will just pass the cost along to you anyway. i don't know. what do you think? speaking of fees, now those are fees at banks. what about fees for you? last year, we all paid nearly $8 billion in airline fees.
that is up 40%. they are really looking at those fees as a way to try to help out airlines. they are for checking your bags, changing your reservation, not your tickets, by the way. the airline industry still lost its shirt last year, about $9 billion. just so you know, though, i like this part, robin, southwest ceo says because his airline doesn't charge for bags, they gained nearly $1 billion in market share. he says their business is doing better by not charging you fees. >> they're kind of smart, they really marketed the fact that they didn't, there are commercials and everything. >> yeah. >> thank you. a police officer tasered a teenager after he ran onto the field at a baseball game. now investigators are looking into whether the officer went too far. see what you think. first mother's day is sunday, don't forget but let's pay tribute to some of the moms and all of the things they do every day. here is queen latifah. >> hey, this is queen latifah
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he'd already boarded a plane bound for dubai. he is expected in court today. now investigators have been searching a house in bridgeport, connecticut. and we will continue to keep track of all the new information and turn it around for you. other news, florida police say a high school gym teacher admitted to stealing hundreds of dollars from his students. one of the students recorded the cell phone video from an empty locker last week. he showed it to his school resource officer, and the teacher was arrested 20 minutes later. police say he initially denied it but then fessed up when they showed him the tape. >> it's hard to see that happen. it's really hard for the school, because he's certainly a regular fixture there, and a lot of people are going to have a tough time with it. >> the school says that students had complained for years that somebody was stealing from their lockers. the teacher has resigned. ♪ some days are better than others ♪ >> man. creepy! >> some people are going to have
a tough time. yeah, the students who got their cash ripped off and probably their skiffies, too. are you kidding me? >> hi, bob. >> makes me angry as a former high scootat legahool athlete. the fog is around atlanta, that's going to give us delays. we had the possibility of thunderstorms in the northeast, boston calling for about half-hour to hour-long delay. new york city metros same thing because of the afternoon showers and thunderstorms, not a solid sheet of rain but enough to disrupt you by a half hour. seattle thunderstorms in your forecast, calling for delays there and chicago another windy day, 35 to 40-mile-per-hour winds. more details in a bit. >> i thank you. >> all right. get this, police used a taser to stop a 17-year-old fan after he ran onto the field during a baseball game. was this necessary? rafer? >> yes, discuss amongst yourself. i asked bob he said absolutely. >> did? we have the snap. >> we have pictures.
this was at a phillies game in philadelphia, and the fan is only 17 years old. here's the photo wearing a phillies shirt and a cap. look at the cop behind him, look at him. >> don't tase me, bro. >> he was tased and subdued. there is he lying on the ground. police are investigating to see if firing was the proper use of the equipment. i'm going to say no, it was not the proper use of the equipment, but i guess they couldn't tackle the guy. it was stupid but i don't think he needed to tase it. the team said its eight first time the cops used a taser to subdue a man, due with trespassing. >> don't tase me bro! >> better late than never. the tennessee titans field flooded with water, its it's one of a few famous buildings affected by the flood. also bridgestone arena where the nhl predators play, two inches of water. that team put a link on their website to help flood victims which was a nice thing to do.
ben roethlisberger reportedly spent the weekend being evaluated at a clinic for his behavior. the evaluation will take days, not weeks. remember he was ordered to undergo on evaluation as part of his suspension. the team is not cooperating. lastly, youtube helped a kid get signed by the sign a kid to the cleveland backgrounds. joe rinders played only eight games of football at waterloo. he wanted to get a job, so he put together a highlight video with music. can we play up the music? ♪ the browns were moved. they signed him up as a free agent. there he is. he's a big guy. raw product. that's a look at sports. >> did they actually send is it to him. >> they sent it to him. he got a job based on a youtube video.
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good morning, sunshine. it is a busy tuesday. i'm robin meade. let me jump right into it here. there is breaking news today. there has been an arrest in the times square bomb plot. we learned something about the suspect who was taking off. several country music landmarks have been closed this morning because of massive flooding in nashville. when expected relief is expected for that area. also at risk your security risk because of what you put on
facebook. what not to post. in "the new york times" square bomb plot the suspect's name is faisal shahzad. he's a 30-year-old naturalized citizen from pakistan. one law enforcement source tells our sister network cnn, this man, after they arrested him, said he acted alone. he was arrested at jfk airport last night after he boarded a plane for dubai. authorities say the jet plane had been pulled back. two others were also taken off the plane and then airline officials say they were allowed back on. the emirates flight finally took off. president obama was briefed six times yesterday about how the investigation was progressing. he was notified of the arrest just after midnight eastern. now, last night attorney general eric holder said the investigation is not finished. >> this investigation is ongoing as are our attempts to gather
useful intelligence, and we continue to pursue a number of leads, but it's clear that the intent behind this terrorist act was to kill americans. well, earlier this morning agents were searching a home in bridgeport, connecticut, connected with the case, and they removed full plastic bags from the house. sources say faisal shahzad was said to have put it in the suv. that led them to the person who sold the pathfinder about three weeks ago. that person i.d.'d him from that photo. he was a naturalized citizen from parliament hill of last year. here's what else we know. he traveled to debut in june of 2009 a couple of months after becoming a citizen. don't know if that was ever his
final destination, but he returned to the united states eight months later. law enforcement sources say there's not been any derogatory info about this guy in the system before last night's arrest. so the information is coming in quickly today, so stay tuned for any new info on the case. when we get it, you will get it. right now, though, because we're hln, let's touch on sum of the other big stories of the day. get this. companies are about to get big cash incentive to help retirees. they're expect tied nouns a $5 billion subsidy program today. businesses could use the money to cover up to 80% of the cost of medical claims. medicare does not kick in until the age of 65. okay, back to more developing stories today. floodwaters are being blamed for at least ten deaths in nashville, thousands have evacuated, and now people are being told to cob serve their water. workers have been sandbagging
the only remaining water treatment plant. this isdown town. let me show you here. the government has declared 52 counties as disaster areas. the water is not expected to drop below the flood stage until tomorrow morning. it has left thousands of homes and buildings across nashville under water including i icons you're going to recognize like the grand ole opry house and opryland. the opryland resort is closed indefinitely. >> it's a tragic day for the entire gaylord family. our stars -- that's what we call our employees -- we put our heart and souls into this place, toonld see the devastation from this rainfall and the floods is something that just tear yours heart in half. >> meteorologist bob van dillen is going to get us cause up in a moment. if there's any other severe weather down the road here.
oil from a massive spill in the gulf could start washing ashore along the florida panhandle today. it could reach the keys by the weekend, however, it's coom employ indicated process to try to forecast how it's going to move. yesterday governor charlie crist expanded his declaration of emergency to 19 counties along the gulf coast. this comes as a desperate repair operation is under way. crews are working on this giant steel dome. they're hoping it will be fitted over the wellhead, stopping the flow, kind of like a cap. >> we would capture that oil on the surface, and with a vessel, and help minimize the impact of the environment. >> many are not waiting for others. they're taking measures into their own hands. let me show you how. richard lui is going to be joining us live in a few moments here. yesterday he met an ownener dog river, alabama, who is not waiting for help.
>> we're headed east, and we're going to try to block off the inland. you'll see to the right it's part of it and to the left and down the middle. that's what we're going to try to keep the stuff from coming in. >> once it gets into the grass, we can't do nothing with it. >> this is the other boom you're going to use. >> we'll put that together with the other. if we don't use it here, we'll do it at the mouth of the river. i've got enough for mine, but we need to slow it down to keep from getting into the marshland. >> reporter: sonny, why won't you wait for bp to come in and fix what may be a problem that they created? >> they probably will, but i don't think it will. i need to do my part. my part is to help get them to stop it. we have to take care of ourselves. we can't expect others to take care of us. god put us here to do something and we've got to maintain what we live with. >> reporter: robin, an amazing man, 73 years old, sonny middleton.
i pressed him on how much money he spent on the booms we were looking at as well as the absorbant rolls. he refused to tell me because he felt it was something he should do. it didn't matter what it cost him. as a citizen, he said it was his obligation. sonny middleton, it's not that he thought the government couldn't do it, it's not that he thought bp was responsible and should do it very soon, it was more of a personal issue for him. robin, we're in biloxi, mississippi. you can see the sun rising. it's beautiful this morning. that's what they're trying to protect along the coast. so far the oil slick appears at least at this moment it's not moves this way, they're smiling. >> i wonder how much they'll be able to help if it does come ashore. let's hope it doesn't. but if it does affect their area. >> sonny middleton wants to put up a defense because at the
mouth of the river he wants to protect not only his employees but his family. there's wildlife, manatees, egrets, beautiful marshland. he wants to save it not just for himself but for all the generations there in the future. >> live in biloxi, mississippi, thank you so much, richard lui this morning. >> second time that the u.s. is revealing how many nuclear warheads it has. the pentagon says there's 5,113. they also have retired warheads waiting to be dismantled. so the white house decided to reveal this to encourage other nuclear powers to be more transparent about what they have. if you think you've been hearing more cuss words on tv, you're not imagine inning it. people are becoming more comfortable with cursing because of shows like reality tv shows and then competition between the cable and the broadcast stations has forced shows to push the
boundaries. we also had this discussion behind the scenes like what curse words are okay to say on the news. if they say it on "friends," can we say it? >> i'm one colorful string away from you'll never see me again. good morning, robin. let me show you western florida. you saw richard lui with his live shot. the cold front itself is pretty close to richard. the rain shower is going to come off of the gulf coast again. mainly the panhandle stretching on through i-10. you can see it there. heavy downpours. we're talking very heavy rain right now. lower georgia, south of macon, south of atlanta, but still rolling in south carolina and north carolina as well. here's the way it looks with that charleston radar. more heavy rain. when you get to areas south of 16, you're going to see big-time thunderstorms roll on through. hilton head as well. back over to the west, you can
see the way it goes. flood warnings for central tennessee, nashville especially. it looks like the river is finally starting to crest below. right now things are actually dropping. i don't think you'll get to the flood stage until the end of the week. you'll be done with it by tomorrow. look at the rain getting in toward ohio, western pennsylvania. it's on the light side. a little daytime heating. severe thunderstorms are not possible there. you'll get showers around the northeast, but the severe weather is going to be right around wisconsin by this afternoon with a rising of this warm front. we'll talk all about that again coming up in a half hour. >> thank you very much. you know, we want to let you know when you can find some of the best deals at the stores. so ms. jennifer is going to be telling you when you should be shopping or what you should be shopping for now. so we earned a tropical vacation in half the time. we earn double miles every time we use our card. ( shouts )
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jennifer westhoven is here with more on that. >> yeah. thanks, robin. this is after consumer reports did a big sur vai, and they said most adult whose use social networks like facebook are putting too much risky info up there. i don't mean what you did on your date last night. i'm talking about things like your birthday and the year, your kids' names or photos. consumer reports say you really want to take your kids' names off or if your friends are putting them up, say, hey, do you mind not putting their names up there. think twice if you post things like, hey, i'm going out of town. you don't know who's out there and thieves can put two and two together making you vulnerable to crimes like having your identity stolen or having your house broken into. i know sometimes i put on when i'm going away for a trip. i had to think about that. all right. this week we're talking about
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sabre flight explorer showing you flights going over lake erie, coming in to detroit. near rochester and syracuse. later today those thunderstorms arrive in new york, philadelphia, and boston too. so we'll see some short delays, not a solid deck of rain by any stretch but it's going to be scattered activity. seattle, more thunderstorms for you also. that's going to be out west. you don't usually get them in seattle. you're going to get them. atlanta, low clouds. so far, no delays, but then the wind picks up. we're talking about chicago with winds 35 to 40 miles per hour. minneapolis, maybe thunderstorms but certainly wind. breaking news this morning, a man has been arrested in connection with the bombing plot in times square. we'll tell you about the suspect who was pulled off the plane just before he was about to leave the country. it's rollback time at walmart, and we're saving on packaging by using less cardboard. when we save, you save. that means thousands of rollbacks.
all right. breaking news right now. come here and look at this live picture. this is a residence in bridgeport, connecticut. we have investigators going through some contents. looks like on the back porch of this residence. maybe a three-flat, you know, maybe three stories high here. here's the deal. this comes after there's been an arrest in the new york times square bomb blot. they arrested a guy off a flight just before it was supposed to take off for dubai -- for dubai.
emirates, i think, was the name of the airline. now, they say that the man's name is faisal shahzad, and he's a naturalized u.s. citizen from pakistan. the connection -- possible connection to connecticut, if we want to go back to the live picture, is that the car that ended up in times square was purchased in connecticut. so now we have investigators searching a residence in connecticut. do we know if maybe that's where this man lived? we don't have that confirmed this morning yet or don't have exactly all the -- the line here between what happened in new york and what happened in connecticut. we don't have that line exactly drawn, but we do know that's where the car came from. meanwhile the suspect's due in court today. we don't know what charges he's going to face. the investigators have removed full plastic bags and we learned that president obama was briefed about the investigation six times yesterday. he was informed of the man's arrest 20 minutes after the fact.
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our breaking story today. a u.s. citizen has been arrested in a times square bombing attempt and is due in court sometime this morning. faisal shahzad is originally from pakistan. law enforcement officials say they nabbed him just as his flight was about to take off from jfk airport. come here and take a look at this live picture. he he's the one who drove the suv to times square. he's from bridgeport, connecticut. you're looking at a residence being searched by authorities. looks like we may have the fbi
involved in that. i don't have that confirmed, but it looks to me like a dozen different investigators looking at contents, perhaps, from the porch or from inside that residence. more on that as it comes in. people from across nashville and memphis are dealing with devastating flooding. 18 people have died across the state, that money. thousands of homes and businesses are under water. people are also being told to think about their water supply, to conserve water. places like the grand ole opry house are closed indefinitely. pictures of the backstage door flooded on their website. a judge blocked a controversial law. it requires a woman to ha see the ultrasound and hear the fet fetus. it's said it's unconstitutional. those who back the new law say it will eventually be enforced.
those are a few of our stories going on. you can tell it's busy. how are you doing? i'm robin meade. i'm doing fine now that you've tuned in. a law enforcement source says that faisal shahzad claims that he acted alone but investigators say he may not be a lone wolf. he's just saying that. there have been claims of responsibility from the pakistani taliban, but a senior u.s. military official said that there's no evidence to support that. here's cnn's jeanne meserve on what lead them to this guy. >> what happened is because he had become a u.s. citizen so recently, they had a photograph of him on file and when his name came up, they were able to take the photograph, show it to the seller, and the seller identified that same individual as being the buyer. so that was one of the lynch pins in connecting this
particular person to these particular events in times square. >> you know what? let's talk right now to hln security analyst mike brooks who is very plugged in. let's duo back to this live picture of investigators combing this residence in bridgeport, connecticut. what we know is the car appears to have been purchased in connecticut, and there are reports wondering did the guy actually have a residence there in connecticut. what are they looking for? what can you tell from that picture, mike? >> well, robin, we know that apparently he was living for a short time, at least, in bridgeport. and remember we talked about yesterday the car and the tags on the car. they were apparently stolen off of a car and an auto repair shop in brick port. what we're doing, these are members of the fbi's evidence response team, robin, and they're going through very carefully everything in that house. we've been on this scene at this house in bridgeport since a
little shortly after 4:00 a.m. when they went ahead and executed a search warrant along with a connecticut state bomb squad. >> so when you spread out cardboard like this, it looks like there's a definite process here. can you tell me what that is? >> as you go through -- i used to be one of the team leaders for the response team for the fbi. you go in and take pictures and label every room, every table, everything you're taking evidence out of. they bring it out. they've got the cardboard and paper out for any kind of trace evidence. keep in mind we had propane, gasoline, and these explosive little m-80s they were talking about that were in the vehicle. so when you come into a house like this, robin, you don't know what to expect. could it be booby trapped, could there be other explosives in there, bomb-making material in there? that's what you had to be looking for. you have to be extremely careful
when doing this. >> i see a jacket. i believe i -- it says fbi on it. so that's who's there this morning. mike brooks, thanks so much. and we're going to continue this conversation as we look at this live picture as well after the arrest has been made in the attempted bombing in times square. meanwhile expect tighter security at the airports because of this along the east coast. a tsa official says extra steps are being taken to detect possible car bombs, prevent other kinds of attacks, and do additional passenger screenings. passengers seem to be kind of getting used to seeing this. >> i'm sure everything's under control and the guys are going to do their best to make sure we stay safe. no change in my thoughts. >> i've got an understanding of the situation. just be patient and let, you know, live go on. >> stay tuned for any new information about the case throughout the morningful we're going to monitor those live shots here, and as soon as we get new information, i'm going to interrupt another story and bring it to you. meanwhile, some of the other
stories. the obama administration says it wants oil giant bp to pay all the associated costs with the oil spill. it says companies have to pay for clean-up costs but it limits other cost payments like lost wages to only $75 million. i know. only. but if bp is found to have been negligent or have violated any federal law, that cap is removed. now, the response to the oil spreads across states and governments down to individuals. richard lui is in biloxi, mississippi, with more on what the real people are trying to do here. hi, richard. >> reporter: hi, robin. it's been a better part of two weeks, an anguishing wait for so many gulf coast residents as their lively hood has been stopped. they can't go out fishing or to work as they have in the past. they're not sitting around over the last couple of weeks, so they're looking at how they can make a difference, many of them are. so on the local level, they're
trying to figure out how they can prepare themselves for what might be an oil spill that will hit their home and their livelihood. >> if we get inundated with oil, we will need a crew in each one of these areas because you have to be within 15 minutes either way to respond as it moves into the marsh. >> if we can be compensated, make a couple of dollars helping to clean up at the same time, that will be wonderful, because i don't think there's going to be no future in this room. >> y >>. >> reporter: >> reporter: you know, he mentioned he's worried that he won't have neifi tur in the strigs. some of them may get compensated. unfortunately what we're hearing is that there's too much supply. there are too many fishermen that want to do this, robin, and not enough demand to have them help clean up should an oil
spill hit. you know, this is a lot of money at stake for many of them as you can probably imagine. they don't have a lot of reserves in the bank kept and that's what the dynamic is right now in the gulf coast. >> you know, i'm thinking that maybe there is too much demand right now from the fishermen to help out because it hasn't hit yet. but i'm thinking that would change as soon as you have all this oil that comes ashore. >> you know, one would hope that actually there would be too much supply in the end as we watch that oil spill, right, robin? but you're right. once it does hit shore, it would be a catastrophe in placmany pl along the gulf coast. it would be a mixed blessing. right now they're just thinking about their pocketbook. they've got families, employees, two or three employees, very simple, very basic, average everyday people, robin, that are trying to make it to the next week or month. >> richard lui live in biloxi,
mississippi. thank you so much. the oil story is on facebook. hurricane season starts june 1st. if things are not bad enough already, imagine if a storm hits the gulf before they clean up this mess? al reminds us that there are 11 families who lost loved ones. all they were trying to do is feed their families. it is 21 minutes until the hour. yesterday's big storm that made for a mess in places like nashville is still around, and it's got quite a bit of kick, bob. >> it's got plenty of rain to work with right now, robin. there's no doubt about it. i'll show you that in a second. this weather brought to you by zyrtec. here's what it looks like down in biloxi. it's chartered right there by the mississippi river. notice the winds swirling
around. the numbers, 11 miles per hour, the tick is the wind direction. you can see it's all swirling in this direction. everything pushing upshore and later today as the low moves on by, wind shifts from panama city to areas like new orleans. you can see it kick up later this afternoon. look at it roll down the panama city area. stretching down into i--10. it's going to be heavy at times. it goes all the way back into the low country of south carolina where you're going to start seeing those thundershowers increase later this morning into the afternoon. flood warnings left over from yesterday, mostly in tennessee, mostly in nashville. 20 inches of rain. that's what's going to happen. flood warnings still around. pressure, a weak one, enough to get scattered showers and thunderstorms from the river all the way toward boston today. severe chance we have that in the area shaded in red. and out west, a low. it's going be howling.
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putting your toddler in front of the tv can have negative consequences apparently. a canadian study found that 2-year-olds who watched too much tv were less likely to be involved in class and more likely to be picked on by the time they were ten. pediatricians recommend children under 2 watch no tv and kids over 2 watch no more than two hours a day of tv. >> no screens if you're under 2. hold onto your wallet. gas prices are quietly snieking up again. our money expert jennifer westhoven is here. i feel a little partial to tv. i'm told that babies and animals really like my voice. >> there's another frequency that only they hear. >> they don't have to watch. they can listen. that's 2 years old. this is $3 a gallon. i know. i think when you're driving
around to work, school, wrer you are, you say, i don't want to see that 3. but across america the average price for gas is just a dime below $3 a gallon. it's $2.90 this morning according to aaa. but prices have been edging up. check this out. if you link in ave in any of th states, you're already payi ini3 a gallon. and if you're in the yellow states, you're close. you're within a dime. lately in the last week or so, a lot of states are creeping closer and closer to that $3 a gallon mark. something to watch out for. you and me, all of us, we coughed up more than 40% more in airline fees. they know where they can try to make some money. that came to nearly $8 billion in all. that was for checking your bag or changing your airline reservation. the airlines still lost money
and argue they need the money. but while most make more money by charging you more, southwest says they're growing by doing the opposite. the ceo says by not charging, letting your bags fly for free, they racked up their market share by a billion dollars. robin, back to you. >> thank you very much. a police man tasered a teenager after he ran onto the baseball field after a game. one wonder if he went too far. there's the picture. days after a massive water main break, the water around boston may finally be safe for them to drink. your company insurance. if all you know about us is... duck: aflac! ...then you don't know quack. to find out more visit getquack.com.
bringing you up to speed on a big breaking story today, a man has been arrested late last night in the bomb scare in time scarce. here's what we know about him. his name is faisal shahzad. an official says he was going to continue on to pakistan. now the man is expected in court today, and investigators are right now searching a house in
connecticut. they've removed several plastic bags worth of stuff and we've learned that president obama was also briefed about all of this six times yesterday and was informed of the arrest about 20 minutes after it happened. i don't know. what do you think about this? police used a taser to top a teenager after he ran onto the field of a baseball game. hi, rafer. >> good morning, robin. it's very debatable. i can see both sides of the argument. a 17-year-old kid runs onto the field wearing a phillies shirt and cap. look at the cop behind him, aiming the taser right at the guy. that says it all. they did tase and subdue the 17-year-old. now police are looking into whether he fired the equipment improperly. i understand there have been instances where fans have attacked umpires on the field and it ee scary stuff, but did you really need to tase the guy? he was charged with
tresspassing? yeah, the massive flooding in tennessee has put the titans' field under water. the water reaches the first row of seats and obviously this is one of many buildings affected by the flood. their arena is also flooded. they put a link on their website to help the victims through the red cross. that's a nice thing to do. ben roethlisberger reportedly spent the weekend at a clinic being clinic. the "pittsburgh post gazette" the evaluation will take days, not weeks. the team would not comment publicly. and youtube helped a kid get signed by the cleveland browns. played only eight games of football at the university of waterloo and put together this highlight video of him complete with music and there he is
highlighted in the middle of your screen and the browns called and signed hims as a free agent because of a youtube video. that is amazing stuff. >> just the mere fact of how do you get everyone's e-mail. >> i heard of players putting together highlight videos and sending it out to teams but this is the first team i saw a team say, yeah, saw the video and signed the kid because of the video. >> i like the way it's done nowadays. after the recent oil disaster in the gulf, one state is backing off plans for offshore drilling. now, they'll have to find another way to close a massive deficit. [ sneezes ]
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good morning, sunshine. it's a busy morning for you, i'm sure. have we said thank you lately? we so appreciate you viewing and right now i'm robin meade. let's jump into some breaking news. here's what's going on this morning. there has been an arrest in the times square bomb plot. more on what we're learning about the suspect taken off of a plane at jfk overnight. several country music landmarks are shut down from flooding in nashville when any relief is expected for that area. a county sheriff is arrested for allegedly selling drugs out of the back of a cop car.
first, though, our breaking news this morning. the man arrested in the new york bomb scare is faisal shahzad, that's his name. he's the 30-year-old naturalized u.s. citizen from pakistan. now, one law enforcement source said he told investigators that he acted alone on this. shahzad was arrested at jfk airport last night, actually after he had already boarded a plane headed for dubai. he was headed for pakistan. now, another source says that the jetway had been pulled back. two other people were also taken off the plane. an airline official says they were actually not allowed back on. that flight finally took off a couple hours ago. so, this man is expected in court today. now, right now agents are searching a home in bridgeport, connecticut, apparently connected with the case. residents say the investigators removed full plastic bags from the house. we were watching this video and getting in live video of the work they're doing this morning.
law enforcement analyst mike brooks is here. just by looking at the cardboard they had there, can you tell what they pulled out? >> i can tell you what they're looking for, robin. having done this a number of times myself. they're going in and looking for anything at all that can link him, shahzad, to that nissan pathfinder. now, we know that they took it away from 45th and broadway the other day all wrapped in a yellow sheet, if you will. and all the investigators had the suit so they won't transfer any evidence. what they're looking for here, were there any more materials for possibly another bomb? were there materials leftover from another bomb that he may have allegedly made and put into this nissan pathfinder? one of the things, too, very important here, was there a computer inside that house or any cell phones because that is how they're possibly going to go through forensically and see if
there have any other ties and see if anyone is involved in this bomb plot. >> when we talk to mike brooks we call him a security analyst, he's not just a talking head here. you have a lot of experience in this type of thing. can you also tell me based on your experience here, do you think they let him get so far as to nearly take off on the plane or was that on purpose to see if he had anybody around him that he was collaborating with? >> you know, there have been times when, well, we've gone ahead, when i was with the fbi joint terrorism task force let somebody go ahead and let everything play out just to see exactly what possibly might have been in any checked luggage. give them some time to do that. they had him under surveillance the whole time and i do know yesterday on prime news yesterday we talked about a pakistani male that i heard from sources that they were possibly looking at. they were letting it play out and then all of a sudden put the brakes on it and brought it back
and had everything under control. >> mike brooks, you have a lot of connections. go work the phones and tap me on the shoulder if you hear anything interesting. >> will do. flooding has left thousands of homes and buildings under water including the grandole opry house. the opry is being forced to move shows to other venues. it is closed now indefinitely. the city symphony center is also hit hard. >> the entire basement, subbasements are completely full of water. we're about 3 1/2 feet from the water entering the main concert hall. the concert grand pianos are under water. >> yeah. power went out this morning to businesses along the city's river front. at least 29 people have died in three states from this same storm.
thousands in nashville are still evacuated. people are also being told that they need to conserve their water. the workers have been sandbagging the workers only remaining treatment plant. 52 counties were declared as disaster areas and the water will not drop below the flood stage until tomorrow morning. i can't imagine as i'm looking at the place where the grand old opry and houses and i can't imagine all these different iconic landmarks that are damaged or lost. work crews are racing the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico trying to figure it out or fix it before it gets worse. now, the big steel box that you're seeing here could be the key. right now crews are working to build a dome that they hope will take it, then they're going to hope to take it out to the gulf and fit the well, fit this thing over the well. basically, they want this to be a cap. >> the idea being that the oil would funnel up through it all
the way to the surface whereby we would capture that oil on the surface with the vessel and help minimize the impact of the environment. >> so, many are not waiting, though. they're taking measures into their own hands. so, with an example of that, richard lui is going to join us live in a moment. yesterday he met a marina owner in dog river, alabama, who's not waiting for help. hold your thoughts there, richard. let me show folks your pictures. >> we're going to try to do something there on our own. this is all areas of marsh lands that we have to do something with. >> what do we have at stake here? >> we have homes, marinas, restaurants, boat yards and we have marsh area. >> that's heavy duty boom and we'll use it in the river, if we have to. >> why are you doing this? >> because it's our livelihood. we have 38 families that work here and we're not going to have jobs. we had a meeting this morning and i said i've been through fires and tornados and
hurricanes and i never had to do this. we have to bust our tails and make it work. >> what's this over here? >> that's the eight inch boom. >> this is what you got just for your defense? >> that's right. to take care of it. >> if the oil gets in here? >> we got a mess. we got a mess. it won't be cleaned up in my lifetime. >> and, robin, what he is thinking about not only the 38 families that work with him in his marina but the 900 homes and he's thinking of the restaurants and i asked him, why do you want to protect all of them? this is your money. how much are you spending? he said, i'm not going to tell you how much, richard, it doesn't matter. i think it's a personal responsibility. 73 years old. he was adopted and he says his mother has influenced him a lot as a child and that's why he is taking so much personal investment into what's happening there, robin. >> richer, thank you so much.
appreciate that this morning about the stories that these folks -- do they think they're going to be able to do something? what can you do? >> well, they really do feel like they've got a defense plan here, robin. they measured out the openings of dog river and measured at 400 feet and 500 feet of booms and two layers there and absorbent pads that you saw in the discussion that i was having with sonny middleton. they believe they can protect their area and they want to do something. they believe it is their obligations as citizens of this area and residents of this area and hopefully their hopes will be realized should this oil spill make it this way. new this morning, companies will get a big cash incentive to offer health care coverage to early retirees. the obama administration will announce a program today. businesses could use the money to cover up to 80% of the cost of medical claims for former
employees ages 55 to 64. as you might remember, medicare doesn't kick in until you're 65. okay, eight minutes past the hour. let's see, the storm system that really kicked nashville's butt and a lot of other areas over the weekend, it is still around, it has gone south now. this thing is still making up some storms. >> when things like this move that slowly t will rain over the same period over the same piece of land for a long period of time and you just get flooding. 20 inches of rain just two days ago around central tennessee and see heavy rainmakers slide to the east and still out there for the morning. western florida and here's the panhandle and that's i-10. tallahassee radar picking up the rain. luckily here today no severe weather breaking out for the morning and towards lower georgia big pockets of rain moving on through and get to the low country of south carolina. most of the rain here around
goose creek and charleston on the light side and the lightning is flashing just over the state line into georgia. savannah getting a nice thunderstorm coming on through and that is off and on for most of the day. flood warnings for tennessee and basically nashville, that's what it looks like here and all the bright shaded green areas and flood warnings from this weekend's rain and this morning's rain. rain showers breaking up around the ohio valley later on today they refire right around philadelphia and new york and even boston. weak area of low pressure and the severe weather threat right around central wisconsin for the afternoon and powerful thunderstorms and maybe an isolated tornado right in the areas we put in red with wind shear. out to the west, look at this low coming in through great falls. you can see it right there. lots of wind, as well. windy conditions yesterday and windy conditions today. let me show you video from spokane, washington, from yesterday. did a little research and saw the highest wind gust there at the airport 59 miles per hour
and that whole wind field is sliding eastward from parts of the dakotas and wyoming and same with colorado, too. let me take you live to atlanta. traveling in or out. morning low clouds and they're still trying to hang tough. little haze there and so far have not seen a delay at the airport, but might see one first part of the day otherwise back to the mid to upper 80s. summertime about south of north carolina. >> looks a little hazy, too. >> starting to look like august there. >> be careful what you're putting on sites like facebook. we'll tell you what to take off your page if you don't want to be scammed. one of the world's most respected scientists says he thinks we can time travel. can i eat heart healthy without giving up taste?
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today's shout out is for lieutenant colonel and his wife sent us this salute it commend him for 26 years of service and his upcoming retirement. >> good morning, robin. my name is elaine higuera and i am giving a salute to my husband. you are an amazing husband and father. you give 100% to every endeavor from coaching mini soccer to commanding a usair force detachment. you leave behind a trail of accomplishments too long to list. thank you for your service, your sacrifices and your commitment. your family adores you and we're looking forward to beginning the next chapter of our life together as you retire from the air force but not from life. >> that's right. have a great retirement. if you have somebody in the service you want to salute, go to cnn.com/robin. you know the show "what not to wear" i'm going to say what
not to post. some of us are putting risky information, not risque, but you could be doing that. even you birth date is risky. what does it leave you open to? >> identity theft or your house broke into. >> that would be saying i'm here or there. >> consumer reports say most social, most adults are posting risky personal information, not what you did on your last date, things like your birthday and your year or your kids' names and their pictures. so, i really want you to think twice before you post anything like that or even if you say you're going to the movies. if all your friends don't have all their privacy things blocked up, somebody could be seeing that you are out of your home and with your birth day and the year, that makes it really easy to steal your identity. so, those are things you all want to watch out for and i tell
you, i had to think twice about that. oh, it's fun to write, i'm going to san francisco or here or there and never really thinking how many other people may be able to see that stuff. >> i was always told you should put it on after, you should tweet it when you're back home. this is what i found in new york city. not that i tweet. >> i get it. take charge of your career. here's a sign that things may be getting better in the job's market, right? i mean months and months and months where it seems like no headway here but the chief of a big online job website, monster, tells "the wall street journal" he is seeing a big turn around. in virtually every segment, every profession aal sector and coming from small and big companies, as well. cross your fingers, right. on friday we'll get a bigger picture look at how the job's
market is doing when the monthly job's report comes out. the best gain in three years. the unemployment rate is still near 10% and still hard out there if you're looking but maybe things are going to be picking up a bit. robin? >> i would love to hear that, thank you very much. a woman's lacrosse player is dead and police have a suspect in custody. he, too, plays lacrosse at the university. when you pursue an mba at devry university's... keller graduate school of management, you'll have a professor with you every step of the way. whether you take classes on campus, online, or both, you get the same attention, the same curriculum, and the same quality. 85 locations nationwide and online. discover how to grow the business of you...
a woman's lacrosse player at the university of virginia has been killed and police say that her ex-boyfriend also a lacrosse player is the person responsible. here's rafer with more on what they think unfolded here. >> can you imagine how this is affecting the students at the university. you're supposed to go to college and it's supposed to be a safe environment. the victim weeks away from earning her degree. all of that gone. police arrested her on again, off again boyfriend and charged
him with murdering yeardley love. that roommate called police citing a possible alcohol overdose and looked further and saw she suffered physical trauma and they questioned hugly. >> our first encounter with him was at his apartment just a few blocks away. he came to the police department to speak with investigators voluntarily. at some point thereafter, probable cause developed. >> there was no previous reports of violence between the two. that's a look at sports. >> what a sad, sad story. so much promise in these young people and now this. days after a water main break, 2 million people are hoping they have something to drink now. and more on that story. [ wheezing ]
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breaking news today, the u.s. citizen arrested in the times square bombing attempt overnight is waiting to face a judge this morning in new york. faisal shahzad is from pakistan and agents nabbed him just as his flight to dubai was about to take off from jfk. it was believed he was the one who drove the suv to times square and left it there. people across nashville and middletonten are dealing with devastating floods. thousands of homes and businesses are under water forcing people to evacuate. people are being told to conserve water.
places like the grandole opry house are closed indefinitely. we're hearing now that 29 people have died across tennessee, mississippi and kentucky. those are just a few of our headlines today we're working on. i'm robin meade. hope you're doing well. let me get you up to speed on very interesting facts about this story about the attempted bombing in times square. arrested in the attempted car bombing in time s square. faisal shahzad claim he acted alone. there have been claims of responsibility from the pakistani taliban, but, a senior u.s. military official has said that there is no evidence to support that. here's cnn's jeanne meserve on what led investigators to shahzad. >> just so happens that because he had become a u.s. citizen so
recently immigration and customs enforcement had a photograph of him on file and when his name came up they were able to take this photograph and show it to the seller and the seller identified that same individual as being a buyer. that was one of the linchpins in connecting this particular person to these particular events in times square. well, federal investigators say it's still possible that shahzad was not a lone wolf. mike brooks has been working his sources this morning and what are you hearing about what they're learning about him? >> they're learning that he is from a small village in northwest pakistan and reporting that he confirmed with emirates air that he was confirmed on that flight to dubai and he was headed for islamabad. so, was he going back to his home village? it's unknown right now but apparently pakistani interior officials are cooperating with u.s. intelligence officials
there in pakistan. >> now, you spent some time in pakistan when you were with, what, the fbi terrorism task force here? >> yes. >> what can you tell me about the kind of terrorism activity that goes on there in training? >> well, we know that he did apparently also have an i.d. with an address in karachi. robin, i can tell you, i worked two terrorism cases in karachi and it is a hot bed of radicalization for islam. i can tell you when we were there there was a lot going on and four american oil workers had been killed by a terrorist group. so, what ties does he have, if any, to any terrorism group. they're also looking at, robin, to see whether or not he has gone back and forth from there and to receive any training. now, you know, just from my experience and looking at this rudimentary makeup of this explosive device and trying to
set off, if he did make that as a matter of fact, again, allegedly, did he receive any training and, if so, not the typical training on bomb making that you would see. >> in other words, a failed bombing attempt and thank goodness it was failed. you're saying when people get trained there, most of the time they're successful. >> little better training and you see something different. >> all right, interesting. mike brooks, thank you so much, appreciate it. meanwhile, expect tighter security if you're going to airports along the east coast now. a tsa official says that extra steps are being taken to detect possible car bombs, prevent other kinds of attacks and conduct additional passenger screenings. now, passengers seem to be getting used to this. >> i'm sure everything is under control and the guys are going to do their best to make sure that we can stay safe, but no change in my flying thoughts. >> better understanding of the situation. just be patient and let life go on.
>> well, stay tuned for any new information about the times square attempted bombing case about the person arrested throughout the morning. as soon as we get it, i might interrupt a story to bring it to you. new this morning 2 million people in the boston area do now have safe drinking water after a massive water main break that happened over the weekend. the governor of massachusetts lifted a boil order this morning for all 30 communities. most people got by with bottled water. some used paper plates so they wouldn't have to wash the dishes. smart thinking. nothing has stopped the oil leak yet. the well continues to spew more than 200,000 gallons of oil into the gulf every day. now, some of those most affected are also the ones spear heading the response. richard lui is in biloxi, mississippi, with more on that. good morning. >> good morning to you, robin. it's been an anguishing wait for many residents of the gulf coast
because they heard news of this large oil spill getting bigger and smaller and moving east, north, south, west. it has affected their livelihoods. although they can't go fishing in some cases or can't have their jobs on the mainland, what they can do is sign up to help, should an oil spill hit their shores. they're a part of the gulf coast here. in some cases, the residents, as well as local governments, are starting to begin lists and sign-up areas so that these people can help should that oil slick hit the coast. here's the president of plaquemines parish. >> you have to be within 15 minutes either way to respond as it moves into the marsh. >> if we can be compensated and make a couple dollars and help clean up at the same time, that would be wonderful.
i don't think there will be no future in the shrimp. >> no future in the shrimp. they're trying to take it into their own hands. as was mentioned signing up to assist in a potential cleanup and it's somewhat difficult for many of these fishermen because they haven't seen any pictures i was mentioning. they only heard about this oil slick, robin. so, it still affects them, but sort of like a phantom, if you know what i mean. >> we've been saying it's coming and people are saying it's miles off shore but, yet, the waters are kind of swirling around it, so it's not like it's just coming this way. >> they don't want to sit around doing anything. >> just broke my heart when that man said there might not be any sxlimp to have a future with here. you're talking about their livelihood. what do they think they're going to have to do in the future? >> they don't know, robin. many conversations i have had over the last four, five days i don't know what to do next. they're saying we are just hoping and waiting it will turn
for the better. they remain very, very optimistic, but at the same time, extremely emotional. folks that you think are hard fishermen go out each and every day and they are taking this right here in the heart, robin. >> richard lui, thank you so much. certainly thinking about those folks. florida police say a high school gym teacher admitted to stealing hundreds of dollars from his students. one of his students recorded this cell phone video. he showed it to his resource officer and the student was arrested 20 minutes later. he initially denied it but fessed up when they showed him the tape. >> it's hard to see that happen. it's really hard for the school because he's certainly a regular fixture there and a lot of people are going to have a tough time with it. >> the school says that students had complained for years that somebody was stealing from their lockers. the teachers resigned. i don't know, i wonder why
someone didn't catch on earlier. if it always happened in the gym. >> and like a locked cage and only one guy that has the key. >> hello. >> right. >> morning, bob. >> morning, robin. couple things to watch, heavy rain across the deep southeast, still plaguing you, western florida, georgia into the carolinas and away from central parts of tennessee. another weak area of low pressure you can see it rolling on by with the clouds around the ohio valley and light rain around northern kentucky and ohio and flair up thunderstorms later this afternoon and that's across the northeast. lower parts of georgia and blossoming off the coast of mexico. winds swirling around the northern gulf over the next couple days and panama city ahead of this low and moving over this way later today winds all out of the northeast. swirling winds, kind of tough to predict where that oil slick will end up. you can see no warnings but i-10 covered up with heavier
downpours and stretches into way lower parts of georgia and outside of macon and gets into the carolina low country, specifically just outside of buford and savannah big thunderstorm complex out there. flood warnings from this weekend still around parts of central tennessee and bright shaded green areas and up to the north, upper level low and couple light showers going right now in western pa and new york and no big deal. later today, daytime heating and severe thunderstorms are possible and that's put in red and central wisconsin and isolated tornadoes are a possibility. north of great falls and look at that cold front going on back and good news drying out for you for northern parts of california. live to san francisco. you want to see a beauty shot, here it is. bay area with the sun just starting to come on up. robin. delightful. >> that is the yin, what about the yang? who has the worst weather in the country today. billings, montana. winds 60 miles per hour.
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$8 billion. >> in one year? >> in one year. >> that's ridiculous. >> 40%. that's a significant number of new fees that we're talking about for checking your bag, changing your reservation. it just costs so much more. the airline's side is, well, we still lost $9 billion. it's not making us that much money. but while most airlines are turning to fees to make more, i'm just giving you the other side. southwest says, hey, we did the opposite and it worked out for us. its ceo said they ramped up their market share by $1 billion by not charging all those fees with that whole ad campaign let your bags fly free. you can make your choice. just two different ways they can make money y guess. we're looking at spring cleaning tips, but the kind that can save you money. do you know this is one of the best times of year to buy a vacuum cleaner. maybe yours hasn't been working so well and you're thinking they're expensive. it turns out the best time to buy a new vacuum cleaner is april and may.
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bringing you up to speed on a breaking news story, if you're just waking up and wiping the sleep out of your eyes. the first picture of a man arrested overnight in the times square bomb plot. faisal shahzad. here is what we know. shahzad is a naturalized u.s. citizen from pakistan, a law enforcement source says he was arrested after he boarded a plane for dubai. an airline official says he was going to continue on to pakis n pakistan. now, he is expected in court today. also investigators have been searching a house in connecticut this morning. they've removed several plastic bags and we learned that president obama was briefed about this six times yesterday. he was informed of the arrest 20 minutes after it happened. do we have that picture again if we could put it back up there. this was supposedly him from his facebook page. you know what strikes me there, this man is holding a baby, a
defenseless baby and if he is the man who attempted a car bombing in times square. don't you think of other people as being someone else's baby? it's mind boggling if it's all true. police used a taser to stop a 17-year-old fan after he ran oto the field at a baseball game. was it excessive force? moment. >> and these pictures are going to be among the most googled pictures today. i will show them to you. this was at a phillies game in philadelphia, 17-year-old fan runs onto the field wearing a phillies' shirt and cap and he is tased. here is that picture. look at the cop behind him, holding it right there, aiming it at him. police are now investigating to see if the firing was "the proper use of the equipment." the fan, as you can see on the ground, was subdued. google, phillies and taser and you will get these pictures. the team stays is the first time the cops used a taser to subdue
a fan. he was charged with trespassing. i get it is a problem if the fan runs on the field, but did you have toize him, sfll the massive flooding in nashville put the field where the tennessee titans play completely under water, among many things in that region. >> close to the river there. >> it s you can see the water getting right up to the first row of seats there it is one of the many famous buildings affected by the flood. also, bridgestone arena where the nhl predators play has two inches of water. they put a link on their website to help flood victims. ben roethlisberger spent the weekend at a clinic being evaluated for his behavior, according to the "pittsburgh post-gazette." the team is not commenting on that that is a look at sports. >> wow, that was fast. thank you. two inmate also a chance to runaway when their guard collapsed on a work detail but they saved his life instead. anp
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good morning. you got the coffeemaker going, huh? i'm robin meade. glad you are with us. good morning, sunshine. let me get you up to speed on breaking news today. if you are just getting up, we do have the breaking story there has been an arrest in the times square bomb plot and police are wondering if the man was working alone. more of what we have learned about that suspect. several country music landmarks are shut down after flooding in nashville. when any relief is expected for the area. you are not going to believe some of the pictures we will show you. first, the breaking news this morning, the first picture of a man arrested in the bomb
scare in "new york times" square. his name is niceal shaz zblad, a 30-year-old naturalized citizen from pakistan. one source told investigators that he was acting alone. shaz zblad was arrested at jfk airport last night after he was already on board a plane that was bound for dubai. a law enforcement official says it was actually headed for pakistan after that we have just learned that pakistan's interior minister says the suspect had an i.d. card that showed pakistani residency. another source says that the jetway had already been pulled back from this plane before his arrest. two other people were also taken off the plane and an airline official says they were not allowed back on. we have not learned any information about those two. now, right now, agents are searching a home in bridgeport, connecticut, connected to this case somehow. residents say that investigators removed full plastic bags from the house. we may learn more when shaz zblad goes to court today, the confirmed connection here.
hln law enforcement analyst mike brooks is here. so, any word about possible charges that this man could be facing? >> well, if they can prove, in fact, robin, that he was the one responsible for building that bomb that failed at times square, he could be charged with creating a weapons of mass destruction. i'm sure there's other charges they are working on now and that's why he has not yet appeared because they are still going through that residence in bridgeport to find additional evidence he could be charged w. >> let me try to connect the dots for folks. you might be going, how does bridgeport, connecticut, get into this. >> right. >> you remember the car itself they think was actually purchased in connecticut, so there's the connection there is a lot of questions about is this a place he last lived? you can see them going through and getting bags full of stuff.
>> he was flying from jfk to dubai and set to fly from dubai to islamabad. his family apparently still lives in a small village in northwest pakistan, 25 to 20 miles from peshawar. was he headed back there? we don't know. the pakistani interior ministry is cooperating with u.s. -- u.s. authorities there because they that they also want to know if there's any connections that he had with any other terrorist groups there and possibly any terrorist training. that is one of the things they are looking for in that house, robin, besides the physical evidence, they can also, i guarantee you, looking for any computer forensics that he may have had connection with somebody and the big question right now, was he acting alone. we know when he was taken off that flight at jfk two other
people were removed with him. are they connected to him? law enforcement isn't saying. >> didn't let them become on flight either. >> exactly. >> thank you. stay tuned for any new info throughout this case. we will give get it to you as soon as we get t right now, other headlines affecting your day. the flooding has left thousands of homes and buildings across nashville under water including the grand old opry house and country music hall of fame the first time since 1975, the on spree being forced to move those other venues. now, that is inside the grand old -- the opryland hotel. here is a picture b backstage - the backstage door inside the opryland house. now, the opryland resort is closed indefinitely. we now know that the city's symphony center has also been hit hard. >> pretty bleak. the entire basement, subbasements and the basement are completely full of water.
we are three and a half feet from the water entering the main concert hall, lost the organ console, probably a complete lost, the concert grand pianos are under water. >> power went out this morning to the businesses along the city's river front. at least 29 people have died in three states from the storm. thousands in nashville have evacuated. people are also being told they need to conserve walker because workers have been sandbagging the water's only remaining water treatment plant. the governor has declared 52 counties as disaster areas. the water is not expected to drop below the flood stage until tomorrow morning. that is such a loss. all along the gulf, from louisiana to the florida coast, residents there are bracing for the impact of a massive oil spill. yesterday, there's governor, charlie crist, expanded the declaration of emergency to 19 counties. now, it comes as a desperate repair operation is under way. in will a lark the crews are working on this giant dome,
hoping it will be fitted over the well head, stopping the flow of oil. many are not waiting for others. they are trying to help as well. and richard lui is joining us live in a second with more of the story. show you some of the video he shot a marine owner dog river, alabama, who is apparently not waiting for help. >> we are headed east and try to block off the inlet, which you see to the right is part of it. and to the left and down the middle, so, that's what we are going to try to stop the stuff from coming in. to get to this grass, we can't do nothing with it we have to try to stop it or there wouldn't be anything left. >> this is the other boom? >> put that together with the other f we don't use this here, we will use it in the mouth of the river. i want to do something for the whole thing, if we can, to help us all. i got enough for mine, but we need to slow it down to keep it from getting into the marshland. >> sonny, why won't you wait for bp to come in and fix what may be a problem that they created? >> they probably l i don't think
it is fair. i need to do my part. my part is to help them get to stop it we have to take care of ourselves. we can't expect everybody to take care of us. god put us here to do something and we got to do something to maintain what we are going to live with. >> reporter: robin, it is not that he didn't trust the government or doesn't trust bp, skid him that, that is not the issue. it is just i believe as a resident of this area, i need to beproactive, i need to do something about that. he was orphaned at the age of 11 months old, he was then adopted and he says it is his mother and the morals and the standards that she instilled in him as to why he is taking this into his own hands. he says, my mother would say right now, you better do what you're doing, otherwise i would kick your butt. >> what we call home training. >> that's what you call home training and good home training. >> you know what, do you really feel like -- i know you feel like you have to do something but do we know if what they are
doing is going to help at all in the end? >> you know, robin, what he showed me, 'cause he took me out into the estuary, which is the area he is trying to protect. he is going to put out double booms in that area, because of the low tide, the amount of wave action so small it could be very effective and also purchased these large, absorb bent tubes, those absorbenants could absorb the oil that may make it over the booms in the estuary on the side marshlands which are so important to the man test, the egrets, everything inside the area. beautiful with lots of wildlife. robin, from what he showed me, it looked like it would be able to stop act, least in that small area, an oil slick, should it make it into mobile bay. >> i hope that works. richard, thank you very much. appreciate it. juneau, a new study finds about 30% of women with under the age of 40 are being tested for breast cancer and experts say that may be too many.
breast cancer is found in 16 out of every 10,000 women in their 30s. the american cancer society recommends you start getting mammograms at the age of 40 if you have no family history of breast cancer. this is something that flooded nashville and really left a deadly path for so many different southern counties. it is still kicking, bob, apparently, delivering plenty of rain again. >> this is the tail end of the cold front that has the tornados for arizona heavy rain for nashville over the weekend. yesterday morning, you still have the rain out of it. western florida i-10, the panhandle, look at the thunderstorms around the coast, coming basically on land the next couple of hours and that whole rain shield is stretching to lower georgia, gets into the low country of south carolina, too. unsettled weather. temperatures to the 80s, above those temperatures close to 85, as far north as areas like d.c.
we had the flood watches out there the warnings, too, warnings in the area shaded in again. live to d.c. what it looks like, a little summery-like today, 85, how about that for high temperature? close to that blue skies, scattered showers and thunderstorms. why where is the wind? out west. we will talk about that and a look at snow. not all peaches and cream weather-wise. get that in a bit, rob. >> thank you. whatnot to post. we are going to talk about this because apparently some of the stuff that we are just blindly putting on facebook is opening us up to scammers. and then a lacrosse player at the university of virginia is accused of murder. what police found that led them to press charges. ♪
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service and congratulate him on an upcoming retirement. >> good morning, robin. my name is elaine higuera and i am giving a salute to my husband. you are an amazing husband and father. he epitomizes the phrase, an officer and a gentleman. you give 100% to every endeavor, from coaching mini soccer to commanding a usair force detachment. you leave behind a trail of accomplishments too long to list. tony, my love, congratulations. thank you for your service, your sacrifices and your commitment. your family adores and you we're looking forward to beginning the next chapter of our life together as you retire from the air force but not from life. >> have a great retirement when it comes. if you have somebody in the service, why don't you salute them, cnn.com/robin. your facebook page may have too much important on it. even your birthday leaves you open to scammers. jennifer westhoven has whatnot to post. >> a lot of people are writing
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than that, probably paying $3 a gallon or more. and check it out, in all of these yellow states, you're within a dime. you are getting close to that $3 a gallon as well. and that is for self-serve regular. there has been an arrest in the times square bomber plot and the suspect a u.s. citizen. we will tell you what we are learning about the suspect who pu was pulled off a plane just before he was about to leave the country. meliquid gels.tec® they work fast. so i can get relief from the pollen that used to make me sneeze, my eyes water. 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. it works on my worst symptoms so i'm ready by the time we get to the first hole. new zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®.
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the law is unconstitutional. those who back the new law say it will eventually be enforced. bringing you up to speed if you are just waking up and joining us, there has been big news overnight this is the first picture of a man arrested in the times square bomb pot, his name is faisal shahzad, expected in court today. here is what we have already learned about him. he's a naturalized u.s. citizen from pakistan a law enforcement source says he was arrested after he boarded a plane for dubai and an airline official says he was going to continue on to pakistan. now, investigators been searching his last known address in bridge port, connect can connect, today. they have removed several plastic bags full of stuff. after the recent oil disasters in the gulf, one state is backing off plans for offshore drilling. well, now they are going to have to find another way to close a massive deficit.
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good morning to you. the new york stock exchange, as you can see, open for business now the stocks made a big jump yesterday, we will check whether wall street can keep that going. we take you live to new york in a couple of minutes here. first though, big story, breaking news, we have gotten our first photo of the u.s. citizen arrested in the times square bomb plot. 30-year-old faisal shahzad is originally from pakistan. now, investigators reportedly removed full plastic bags from a house in connecticut where shahzad had been living. he is due in federal court some time this morning to hear the charges against him. people across nashville and
middle tennessee are dealing with devastating floods. thousands of homes and businesses are under water and that's forcing people to evacuate. places like the grand old opry house are closed indefinitely. we are hearing now that 29 people have died across tennessee, mississippi and kentucky. those were some of our day's top stories. good morning, i'm robin meade. so let's jump right back into this breaking story today four. more now on this u.s. citizen arrested in the attempted car bombing in times square. this is a photo of 30-year-old faisal shahzad. he is originally from pakistan. a law enforcement source says he claims to have acted alone. documents show that he does have family ties to northwest pakistan, which you might know is a hot bed of militant activity. there have been claims of responsibility from the pakistani taliban, but a senior u.s. military official has said that there's no evidence to support that. now, investigators say that it's still a possible -- that shahzad was not a lone wolf.
hln security analyst mike brooks has been working his sources this morning. so are people seeming to go with the lone wolf theory or saying, gosh, it is just not that simple? >> my law enforcement sources tell me it is not that simple. they don't think he was acting alone but then again, right now, they don't know for sure. on that emirates air flight this morning, robin, when he was pulled off, two other people were pulled off did they have any connection? they are looking into that right now. >> you know, i think the new information is, too, correct me if i am wrong, producers, didn't i read that they actually are saying that there is no connection that the people who were on that flight, those two people pulled off were cleared? is that correct information? two other passengers? yes. from susan candiotti from our sister network saying a federal law enforcement source is saying that the two others who were taken off the plane had nothing to do and they have been cleared and released but you can see, right, mike, just how careful they have to be in this. now, we are talking about someone with ties to pakistan
what can you tell me about your experience, being an investigator and having to go to pakistan? >> well, i have been in karachi, i can tell you, up near peshawar and i can tell you is a hot bed of islamic activity, robin, and he did have an i.d. with an address in karachi. now, the pakistani officials are cooperating with the united states official there is to find out what his connections really are in pakistan, in karachi. was he part of any kind of islamic network? right now, it's too early to say but there is cooperation from the pakistanis and they hope to get to the bottom of this and, you know, in very short time to find out was there any connection anywhere else in the country? >> i do think it was weird in that this guy has family in pakistan and then remember, when this first happened, that there was a claim by the pakistani taliban claiming responsibility. >> right. and the u.s. officials were kind of quick to say, well, you know,
we don't think there is any connection with the pakistani taliban. you know, are they revisiting this right now? that remains to be seen. but they are still at that house in bridgeport where he was believed to have been living during this time and they are going to be there for a while, most likely and i'm hearing that all of the evidence, along with the evidence from that nissan from times square is all being collected, sent to the fbi lab in quantico. >> all right. thank you so much, mike brooks, hln security analyst. stay tuned here for any new information about the case throughout the morning. we will bring to you just as soon as we get t right now, other headlines that you are interested in today. new this morning, copies are about to get a big cash incentives to offer health care coverage to early retirees. the obama administration is expected to announce as 5 billion subsidy program, supposed to happen today. now, businesses could use that money to cover up to 80% of the cost of medical claims for former employees, ages 55 to 64.
medicare kicks in at the age of 65. nothing has stopped the oil leaking yet. while, the well continues to spew more than 200,000 gallons of oil into the gulf each day. some of those most affected are also the ones spearheading the response, really interesting angle here. richard lui is live in biloxi, mississippi, with more on how the people are basically taking matters into their own hands. >> they are, robin. they are not standing around. their objective is over the last week and a half is we are not going to do nothing, we are going to see how we can better the situation, should an oil slick hit our part of this gulf coast area. so, what some are doing is they are reaching out to volunteer. some are going out and buying booms on their own and some local governments are trying to collect the energy and think in a positive way how to solve this situation. here it's president of plaquemines parish and what essaying about this situation. >> if we get inundated with oil, we will need a crew in each one
of these areas because you can -- you have to be within 15 minutes either way to respond as it moves into the marsh. >> if we can be compensated, make a couple dollars, you know, helping cleanup at the same time that would be wonderful, 'cause i don't think there's going to be no future in the shrimp. >> you know, he is thinking about a lot of things, what is at stake for him is when he decides to go out on one of those trips, it is a $10,000 investment that goes on for two weeks. so based on the moratorium that is out right now, he can't go out fishing. and if he were to choose to go out on a fishing trip, robin, you can see the am of money we have to outlay, many of the fish he may catch may not be well or sellable. so instead, he is trying to redirect that energy, volunteer. the dynamic right now, they have too many volunteers from what we are hearing based on what the availability is from those that they are collecting to go out and try to fix the potential oil spill, should that happen.
robin? >> richard, thank you. the times seem to stretch on forever as we wait for the oil to see if it is going to reach shore. thank you. the oil spill is also a big story for facebook friends. jay has an eyewitness report from the gulf. robin, went for a run down the beach in biloxi no sign of oil yet. maybe we are going to get lucky. i hope do you get lucky. and shea who lives way at the top of the state says she is proud of the of her neighbors on the coast. the people of mississippi are putting their lives back together and helping one another out, as we did with katrina. what i love about living here with the south. we give you the news, but it is about your views you can want to sound off go to cnn.com/robin. hit the facebook or hit the e-mail. 37 minutes past the hour. the storm that made so many problems for many cities in the south, nashville included, is still around. it still has some energy, meaning trouble for the rest of us. good morning. >> good morning, robin. active this morning around
western parts of florida right around the panhandle, here is i-10, a cold front back to the west, winds out of the due south bringing a lot of gulf moisture with it the rain coming in, heavy at times now, western parts of florida, now edge nothing lower parts of georgia and a just heavy, too. all that action moving toward the lower part of south carolina, low country, one thunderstorm right around, looks like north of charleston, goose creek, slied off the south, you look to the south, downstream, more rain ahead of that more showers coming on through later this morning. look out to the west, flood warnings for nashville, parts of mississippi, parts of louisiana, see it right there also a flood watch now for western parts of florida, lower georgia, too, bus the heavy rain from this morning but some light scattered showers across the southeast, no big deal, now, daytime heating get the thunderstorms around new york, philadelphia and boston but the severe weather today should be out across places likewise which is, isolated tornadoes possible there then the big area of low pressure wrapping up around great falls, see there cold front goes all the way down toward california, a decent start. let me show you a little time
lapse we have, animation coming out from san francisco, sun just starting to come on up, looks fantastic. you are going to see a nice little day today. look at this want to show you, cloud cover over the bay. that is about it. >> beautiful. >> looking nice. more details in a little bit. >> all right. thank you. >> yep. down one day up the next, trading on wall street has kind of been erratic in the past week. what about today though? well it is down. it is really down. go to dardy dunn in new york. good morning. >> kicking things off really down, down 160 points, robin, after yesterday's rally, stocks falling in the early going. what is going on here? there are fears about those debt problems in europe that are still lingering and that's pushing down the value of the euro. one your renow goes for 1.31, the lowest level since april of 2009. and that is putting pressure on stocks. president obama is focusing on job creation and wall street today. he is set to speak at the business council meeting in
about an hour and a half. now last night the president hosted a dinner with a group of corporate executives from the business council, including the heads of exxonmobil, aetna, du pont and jpmorgan chase. all this comes a day before the monthly jobs report. and travelers certainly is many reasons to be annoyed these days. according to a survey by "consumer reports," luggage fees and those add-on airline ticket fees top the list. other things, rude or unhelpful staff at airlines, hotels or rental car companies. those things rub many travelers the wrong way. also, when a crying baby and unruly kid is on airplanes. looks like the cuteness factor doesn't weigh in because people get really annoyed, especially older people get annoyed at the unruly children. robin, i have two little ones, i always keep my fingers crossed when we get on an airplane they behave. most of the time, they are good. >> got to be difficult. got to be difficult. >> thank you, nerve wracking. a high school gym teacher is accused of stealing hundreds of
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nah, scarlett johansson and kelly grammar got nominations. the tony awards are june 13th. does make me wonder how broadway babies feel about the hollywood type getting the tony nominations, you know? a u.s. citizen is accused of trying to ignite a bomb in times square. natasha curry has brand new information. it is one of the stories we are working on for the next hour. good morning. >> good morning, robin. learning more about the suspect and wait until you hear what the man's former neighbor has to say about him. also, people along the gulf coast getting are ready to deal with that massive oil spill. we will catch one richard lui there talking to people who aren't waiting for help, robin. >> okay, natasha in a few seconds here. thank you. well, a few minutes. florida police say a high school gym teacher admitted to stealing hundreds of dollars from his students. one of those students recorded this cell phone video from an empty locker last week. he showed it to his resource officer and the student was
arrested 20 minutes later. he initially denied it but fessed up when they showed him the tape. >> it's hard to see that happen. it's really hard for the school because he's certainly a regular fixture there and a lot of people are going to have a tough time with it. >> the school says that students had complained for years that somebody was stealing from their lockers. the teacher resigned. i guess i just wonder what took so long for every ton catch on if the students had complained for year. >> love he denies it. that wasn't me. oh, i guess it was. >> hi, bob. >> hello. so far, so good if you are travel out today. today ought to be a decent day for air travel. we do have a couple of showers that are going to pop up, thunderstorms as well. that is going to be about i would say from maine down through right around philadelphia, later today, but you don't have any delays right now, they haven't formed yet. give it time. boston, half-hour delays because of those storms. same with the new york city metro area, a short delay because of passing thundershowers, seattle, rain
along with some embedded thunderstorms, too, and then chicago a little windy, 35 to 40-mile-an-hour winds, watch for midway and o'hare to see a short delay out of that more on that, robin in a half hour. a police officerize eared teenager after he ran onto the field at a baseball game. now, investigators looking into whether the officer went too far but there's the picture. [ female announcer ] it's red lobster's festival of shrimp... a chance to get everyone together for a night where everyone gets just what they want. combine two or three favorites, from new creations like crab-stuffed shrimp and pecan-crusted shrimp to classics like decadent shrimp scampi. it's everything you want in a night out. starting at just $11.99, during the festival of shrimp.
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connecticut, removed several plastic bags of stuff today. shahzad a naturalized u.s. citizen, originally from pakistan a law enforcement source says he was arrested after he boarded a plane for dubai. two people taken off the plane with him, they have been cleared and released. police had to use a taser, they thought they did to stop a 17-year-old fan after he went under the field during a baseball game. here's rafer, not the video, but the pictures are painful enough. >> this is the first time we believe a fan has been tased on the field at major league baseball game. should they have done it? that is the question. this was in philadelphia at a phillies game. the teenager runs opts field, wearing a phillies' shirt and cap there it s look phillies sh cap. look at the cop lining up the shot. he was tased and subdued. cops are investigating to see if it was the proper use of the equipment. look, i get the guy was an idiot, couldn't you have tackled him?
he was charged with trespassing. the massive flooding has put the titans field under water. the water nearly reached the first row of seats. bridgeston the nhl predators play has two inches of water on the floor. the predators put a link on their website to help flood victims. a very nice thing. youtube helped a kid get signed by the cleveland browns. here's his video. this is 6'7" 320-pound canadian joel reinders. he played only eight games of football playing for the university of waterloo. he put together this highlight tape with music. he sent it to many teams. the browns saw it and signed him as a free agent because of this video. so there you go you have to take your own initiative to get hired. let's hope he makes the team. >> i'm impressed. good luck to him. attorneys hired by a
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