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Andy Murray Ends British Drought at Wimbledon; A Tragic Tale of the Tape; Animals Make Friends in Oklahoma Zoo; Spitzer Asks For Forgiveness, Votes; Chinese Buyers Flooding U.S. Housing Market
Aired July 8, 2013 - 06:30 ET
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CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Billy Joel showing the versatility.
Welcome back, everybody. This is NEW DAY. It's Monday, July 8th. I'm Chris Cuomo.
KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, everybody. I'm Kate Bolduan.
Let's get straight to Michaela Pereira for your top news right now.
MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: All right. Good morning to all of you.
Making news, the latest on the crash of Asiana Flight 214. We're learning the pilot had no previous experience landing a Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport. We have also learned that one of the two teenage girls may have died when a first responder's vehicle ran over her after the crash. The two girls, both from China, were headed to a summer church camp.
A fluid situation developing in southern India where a three-story hotel has collapsed. People are feared trapped under the rubble. Police say that at least 9 people are dead, 15 others injured. At least 2 people are believed to be still trapped. Police say they'll look at a cause after rescue operations are done there.
The defense opens its case today for a soldier at the center of the WikiLeaks scandal. Army Private Bradley Manning is being court- martialed for releasing hundreds of thousands of classified documents. Manning's lawyers will try to prove he had innocent intentions, but prosecutors argued he put countless lives at risk. Manning faces life in prison for the most serious charge, aiding the enemy.
A Massachusetts mom and her 6-year-old daughter remain stranded in Brazil this morning over a nasty custody battle. Shauna Hayden (ph) took her 6-year-old daughter Eva to Brazil back in May to visit her father.
But when they arrived, Shauna's ex-husband went to court to get full custody of the little girl. A hearing is scheduled for later this morning. Hayden's passport has been seized by Brazilian police. So she cannot return home. A charity that uses skate boarding to empower kids in Afghanistan is on a roll. It recently opened its second skate park in northern Afghanistan. It's called Skate-istan. And it's grown from a handful of students back in 2007, to hundreds now, and we should point out, many of them are girls. Skate-istan has also started a similar project for kids in Cambodia.
Look at how much, she's very little, too. Getting ready on there.
BOLDUAN: Much better on a skate board than I am.
CUOMO: Very cool. That was great. Thank you for that. That was a great one.
PEREIRA: You're welcome.
CUOMO: So, how about this for great news? The first time in 77 years.
BOLDUAN: Seventy-seven years.
CUOMO: A British player has won the men's title at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray, the Scot, brought home the trophy with a win. Straight sets, had to come back, lots of drama, over Novak Djokovic, a great player in his own right.
Let's bring in Andy Scholes with "The Bleacher Report."
Good morning, my friend.
ANDY SCHOLES, THE BLEACHER REPORT: Hey, good morning, guys.
You know, for quite a while, men's tennis has been dominated by the big three of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. But with yesterday's win at Wimbledon, Andy Murray has thrown his name into that group as one of the game's best.
One year after falling to Federer in the Wimbledon final, Murray was back again, and this time he wouldn't be denied. He battled back from being down 4-2 in the second and third set, and after three hours, he would finally put Djokovic away. The win was the first for Murray at Wimbledon and the first title for a British born man since 1936.
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ANDY MURRAY, TENNIS CHAMP: I think when I get to take a step back over the next couple of days and sort of relax and think about what I did today, I'll realize it was a big day in our sporting history.
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SCHOLES: All right. We saw a huge upset in the main event at UFC, 162 in Las Vegas over the weekend. Arguably, the greatest fighter in UFC history, Anderson Silva, taking on Chris Weidman in the middleweight championship match.
Check it out. Silva was mocking Weidman from the start. But backfired in the second round, Weidman caught Silva with a left hook, he would go down and just like that. It was over. The crowd at the MGM was stunned.
Chris, I'm sure you're pretty stunned watching this.
CUOMO: I was stunned. I believe that Anderson "Spider" Silva is probably the best fighter in mixed martial arts that we've seen in the UFC.
BOLDUAN: So, what happened?
CUOMO: This is what happened -- the theory is this guy has gotten bored of fighting against guys, and he played too much with a guy who had too much power and he got put on his back. Good night.
BOLDUAN: Well, don't underestimate --
SCHOLES: Undefeated no more.
BOLDUAN: Do not underestimate your opponent.
CUOMO: That was a big one.
Andy Scholes, thank you so very much. Great to have you with us.
BOLDUAN: Andy, thank you so much.
Still to come on NEW DAY: we have exclusive amateur video of the deadly plane crash in San Francisco. What we can learn about the crash from this footage. We have analysts and experts come to go help us out with that.
CUOMO: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody.
We're learning new details about the tragic crash of Asiana Flight 214 that killed two 16-year-old girls when, as we all saw, it crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport.
CNN has obtained this, exclusive amateur video of the plane wreck. It captures the moment the aircraft hit the sea wall and goes out of control.
Our John Berman is here now to break down that tape and tell us what can be learned, what it will be mean to investigators. Amazing, we have it at all.
JOHN BERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You know, the phrase we keep hearing is too low and too slow. Plus, a call to go around and try land again apparently coming seconds too late. And the one thing that is crystal clear listening to witnesses and analysts this morning, as Asiana Flight 214 approached the runway in San Francisco, you could tell something was terribly wrong.
FRED HAYES, EYEWITNESS: Look at that one. Look how his nose is up in the air.
BERMAN (voice-over): From the ground, many eyewitnesses knew this was no ordinary landing.
DEBORAH HERSMAN, NTSB CHAIRWOMAN: Air traffic control, they gave the crew of the Asiana flight a visual clearance.
DAN ROSE, AVIATION ATTORNEY: You see the plane coming in from the right side, approximately where the end of the runway is. You can see how low the plane is below the glide slope it should be on. You can draw the line and see that it's not even going to make it to the runway.
HERSMAN: A call from one of the crew members to increase speed was made approximately seven seconds prior to impact. The speed was significantly below 137 knots, and we're not talking about a few knots.
ROSE: The nose starts coming up. He obviously knows that he's below and he's going to end up short of that runway, and he pulls the nose up, which is the wrong thing to do. And what that did is slow the aircraft down even more.
HERSMAN: The stick shaker occurs approximately four seconds prior to impact.
ROSE: The stick shaker is a system on the plane that gives a warning to the pilot that you're going too slow.
HERSMAN: There was a call out for a go around from one of the crew at 1.5 seconds prior to impact. That means they want to not land, but apply power and go around and try to land again.
ROSE: The go around call was just useless at that point. It was a done deal. They were already committed to a horrific outcome.
BERMAN: Remarkably, most of the passengers and crew walked away from this crash.
ROSE: If the plane was just a few feet lower when it hit the sea wall, I think we'd be looking at a much more tragic result.
BERMAN: You look at these pictures again and again, it really is a miracle so many people walked away, although 2 people killed, 180 injured. Analysis of the flight's data recorders continue this morning. We do expect another briefing by the NTSB later today.
CUOMO: It's really important, when we look at this video, to figure out what can we learn from this? Is it as simple as what the pilots did? Was it something with the plane? Do they have to change something? I don't know how this happens.
Though, that said, as we've been talking all morning, Kate, this happens to infrequently.
BOLDUAN: You did make a great point. We've already learned, I feel like in just a couple days, more information than I think we've heard in early moments of previous crashes.
BERMAN: We have pictures and living witnesses and survivors.
BERMAN: I think those things are key.
CUOMO: And it's happening at an airport was fundamental also -- a lot of cameras, a lot of access.
BOLDUAN: Yes, all right.
CUOMO: We're going to take a break.
Coming back on NEW DAY, an improbable play date. Help me out with this one.
BOLDUAN: All right.
CUOMO: What happens when you combine a baby chimp, two tiger cubs, and a wolf pup?
BOLDUAN: You're going to find out. It's our must see moment.
PEREIRA: Start a Monday. So a chimp, a wolf, and two tigers walk into a bar.
PEREIRA: Yes. Actually, in this case, it's a park. It is your must- see moment on the web today. How many cute animals can you put into one little video? We've got four. In probably the most adorable animal wrestling match of all time, the best buds are an unlikely quadruple. Is that even a thing?
The zoological park in Wynnewood, Oklahoma. The zoo has taken in some 100 animals since the devastating tornadoes that hit in the state. The zoo's director says, quote, "growing up together in the animal world, any kind of species can and will get along."
CUOMO: Metaphor to us, obviously.
(LAUGHTER) CUOMO: You get a tiger and a chimp.
PEREIRA: Which one are you?
CUOMO: I'd be the chimp, obviously.
CUOMO: The other two are attacking it. Clearly, I'm the chimp.
BOLDUAN: No one will disagree with you on that. I'm just saying.
PEREIRA: Happy Monday.
BOLDUAN: Next week, we're going to bring you five animals together.
BOLDUAN: It's better.
CUOMO: It is fun.
BOLDUAN: All right. We got a lot coming up. Still coming up on NEW DAY, surviving a plane crash. Unfortunately, we have to be talking about that on a Monday. The steps you can take to make sure you increase your chances that you can get out alive.
CUOMO: You all have heard of texting and driving, don't do it, the points go off all the time. How about this? Texting and walking. That's next up. Very bad for you.
BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody. Let's start with our political gut check. All the stories that you need to know coming straight out of Washington and, of course, from around the world.
But first, New York City voters are being asked to give a disgraced politician a second chance, not once, but twice. CNN's chief national correspondent, John King, is here to break it down for us. It's almost like deja vu in a very short amount of time, one big city, two political scandals.
Now, Eliot Spitzer is asking voters to give him a second chance, wanting to be New York City comptroller. I'm sitting here wondering, do you think Spitzer saw the bump in the polls for Anthony Weiner and he thought, hey, if he can do it, I can.
JOHN KING, CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Kate and Chris, good morning. There's no surprise here. Eliot Spitzer, since he did leave the governor's office, has made clear if there's an opportunity for redemption, if there's an opportunity to get back into public service, he would be very interested. So, the only surprise might be the timing in this specific job he wants here.
And it is a big question now for New York City. You have Anthony Weiner running for mayor, now, Eliot Spitzer wanting to be the city's top money guy, if you will, at a time when Mayor Bloomberg is fading from the scene. You know, watch for opponents here. How negative do they get? How quickly do they bring up the personal stuff or do they try to make the case. Look, it's time for New York generationally to turn the page.
That will be what you'll hear first from the opponents. The mayor is leaving, we need new leadership. The question now, can Mr. Weiner, and now, Eliot Spitzer say, no, you also need experience. And yes, we've made mistakes, but judge us by what we did in office, not just by the personal stuff.
BOLDUAN: Interesting, though, the personal stuff does play in when you're running for office. That's always definitely the case. So, we have to, though, ask you about that big building behind you right now, Congress. They're finally heading back after the July 4th break. Two big things on their plates that they could not get done before they left, immigration reform as well as making this fix to student loan hikes.
First on immigration, I mean, from the little we heard from the lawmakers on some of the Sunday shows, I'm really wondering if the July 4th break brought any shift in momentum as when it comes to House Republicans. What do you sense?
KING: And you both know this. When politicians go home for the break, they come back sometimes with a different mood. The key is not necessarily members who want a big sweeping bill. The key is House members who have been opposing, say, a path to citizenship, who have been demanding more border security measures. Did they hear anything back home that tells them they need to change their mind?
Because if the answer is no, then, it gets hard to get a big sweeping bill through the House. But remember this, on immigration, what's going to happen in the House is going to frustrate Democrats. There's no way the House of Representatives is going to pass something to President Obama's liking, but it's the warm-up act, if you will.
Democrats are going to have to bite their tongue a little bit here, Kate. Their main goal is to get a bill through the House, even if they don't like it, to try to get into a summertime negotiation where you take the Senate bill and the House bill and you try in round two to get something that satisfies enough of everybody.
But watch what happens here, especially, again, the Tea Party lawmakers, the conservatives, who say they don't want a path to citizenship where they don't think there's enough border security. We'll know pretty soon if they got any different message back home.
CUOMO: All right, John. I want to enlist you in our come on congress campaign.
(LAUGHTER) BOLDUAN: -- bumper sticker.
CUOMO: This student loan thing, we want to be on. It's just about every day. They can fix it. They know it was a mistake. You can't compromise education in the country, not this way. They said they would fix it. They keep saying it's easy because it will be retroactive. But, what do we know about what -- where the momentum is on this and what the chances it gets done any time soon?
KING: It's the but part. It's the but part. When you have the Republican leadership, the president of the United States, the Democratic leadership all saying, it was a mistake to let those rates to go up. We're going to cut them back to 3.4 percent. We're going to do it retroactively. Don't worry even if you see that first bill. We'll take care of it. Feel comfortable, right? Except, it's the United States Congress.
They all agree on the goal, but they still have differences over how to get there. And Chris, here's my biggest question mark. They're going to get here on the student loan issue if they stay in a vacuum, but there are so many other potential toxins in the water. They're going to get back to the debt ceiling, back to the budget.
We just talked about immigration. In the Senate, there are a bunch of Obama nominees that the, you know, Republicans don't like, and there's a big fight over the rules. So, does this become hostage to the other dynamics or can they just say we're going to break this one off and get it done? A great question.
BOLDUAN: And then also, they're just coming off a break, but to remind everybody and you know this well, this is now their crunch period, because they're trying to rush everything in because they want to take all of August off.
KING: They want to go home for the summer. And Kate, it's not just the normal summer break. Next year is the midterm election year, and this sounds silly to most Americans. They say, why can't we worry about the election when we're actually in the election year? But again, that's your United States Congress. That's how they work.
They're trying to get out the door as quickly as possible to get home. And everything they do in 2013, especially as we get later in the year, they're running through the calculation of how is it going to affect me in 2014?
CUOMO: It's not just the fix, though, it's the focus when it comes to these moments, because to these families and these people who need the money to get to school, it's clear they're not at the top of the agenda.
BOLDUAN: Right. Where is the priority?
CUOMO: It's a bad message. We've got to be on them. We have to make them do this, John.
BOLDUAN: All right. John King -- KING: Print those bumper stickers.
BOLDUAN: Come on Congress campaign. Great to see you, John. Thank you.
You hear that music, you know what it means. It's time for the "Rock Block," a quick round-up of the stories you'll be talking about today. First up, Michaela.
PEREIRA: All right. Let's rock on. First up in the newspapers, in the "New York Times," an unexpected problem for states that allows school employees to carry concealed weapons. Insurance carriers are to raise premiums or decline coverage all together.
From "USA Today," a surprising study about babies. Putting sleeping babies on their backs to reduce the risk of SIDS has a harmless side effect, flat spots on their heads. Forty-seven percent of newborns have them.
And, in the "Orlando Sentinel," passengers started cheering when police arrested a man on board a flight from Tampa to Key West. The man allegedly became verbally abusive when asked to turn off his electronic devices.
BOLDUAN: Come on, this -- this is the come on people campaign.
CUOMO: You know you have to turn it off. If you get loud on the flight, you're going to lose. I don't get it. Poppy Harlow here with the business news. I know you've learned a rule. You know, you went with the bad news one day.
POPPY HARLOW, CNNMONEY.COM: I try. I try. Always good news.
HARLOW: It is good news this morning.
CUOMO: There it is.
HARLOW: Pointing higher before the market opens, folks. Very busy week ahead. Stocks finished significantly higher last week. Take a look, green across the board. We like to see that. Big gains there for the NASDAQ, Dow, S&P 500.
Interesting news out of Disney. This movie that could have been a blockbuster, not so much, it could lead to a big budget loss. "The Hollywood Reporter" says the "Lone Ranger," box office experts are telling them and also rival studios saying that that film could lead to a loss of more than $150 million for Disney.
And here is what I think is the most interesting story of the morning in terms of business news. Chinese buyers are flooding the U.S. housing market paying top dollars for our homes. Look at those numbers. Eighteen percent of all homes bought in this country, over $68 billion of homes bought by foreign buyers are being bought by the Chinese. We're seeing this trend mostly in California. Seventy percent of them, guys, are paying all in cash.
HARLOW: So, we're seeing a Michaela trend that sell a home in California.
HARLOW: Good news for someone trying to sell.
BOLDUAN: There you go. Thank you so much.
BOLDUAN: -- to Chad Myers for what you need to know before you head out the door. Hey, Chad.
CHAD MYERS, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Hey, Kate. You know what, the skies look blue now. They weren't blue yesterday. And a lot of planes didn't get to where they wanted to be. This morning, flights are going to be tight. Stand by, probably, forget it, for most of you. That empty seat next of you is going to get filled. Get ready for that kind of travel today.
All the planes will be full, at least, for the first couple of hours this morning, trying to get these planes back in the air that didn't get there or got canceled or delayed, whatever it might be. Chicago, you'll see some delays here in the next hour as a line of weather walks your way. But I'll tell you what, it will be a decent day for a lot of people, flying though by five o'clock, six o'clock tonight will start to get bumpy again.
BOLDUAN: All right. We'll watch it. Chad, thank you so much. We are near the top of the hour which you, of course, know means time for the top news.