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Jet Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia; Plane's Landing Gear Fails; Royal Bundle of Joy; Zimmerman Helps Rescue Family; Stocks Bouncing Back

Aired July 23, 2013 - 06:00   ET

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The worst part was when the doors weren't being opened and the smoke was coming in.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Crash landing. New video of a southwest flight skidding across the runway after front landing gear fails. We hear from terrified passengers on board.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: This morning, the new prince. We're live in London with the latest details on the newest royal. The big question now, when will we see the little prince? It could happen any moment.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Under fire, the cop who released these stunning photos of the Boston bombing suspect surrendering faces a disciplinary hearing this morning as thousands unite behind him. We have the latest.

CUOMO: Your NEW DAY starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.

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CUOMO: Good morning, everybody. Welcome to NEW DAY. It's, Tuesday, July 23rd, 6:00 in the East. And as you can see on your screen, I'm Chris Cuomo here in New York, and Kate, how is it over there in London with all first row seat in history?

BOLDUAN: Well, cheerio, young chad (ph). We're so great to see you. It is quite a seat as we are in. We are right in front of Buckingham Palace right now. The queen who is here, of course, is now a great grandmother once again. And just behind me, right back there, placed on an easel, you can see the royal announcement that so many have waited so long for.

It says very simply the following, "Her royal highness, the Duchess of Cambridge has safely delivered a son at 4:24 p.m. The baby weighs eight pounds, six ounces. Her royal highness and her child are both doing well." And everyone is happy about that. Overnight, the entire country seemed to be celebrating, from here at Buckingham to Kate's hometown in Bucklebury.

And now, all eyes are trained on that door at St. Mary's Hospital downtown London. William and Kate and their newest prince could leave at any moment. There's no schedule. We're just all waiting just like we have been. And of course, we will bring that to you the moment it happens, Chris. It will be a really beautiful thing to see.

CUOMO: They're probably trying to figure out how to use that car seat, Kate. You know, that's a huge problem for all new parents.

BOLDUAN: Where do you buckle it in?

PEREIRA: You have to read the instructions. Is it still as hot as it has been, Kate, as it's been over the last while?

BOLDUAN: They got a whole bunch of rain overnight but to be honest, it seems to not bother anybody, other than we're sweating but, who cares?

PEREIRA: She looks good there in front of the tower.

CUOMO: She looks good, with the flowers behind. You enjoy yourself over there and back here, Michaela and I have a lot of stories coming at us including the latest twist in the George Zimmerman saga. A new 911 call from four days after his acquittal, a bizarre turn of events with police saying Zimmerman rescued a family after a car crash. We're going to hear from his lawyer, Mark O'Mara, coming up.

PEREIRA: We have to show this incredible video. Not only history unfolding in London today, but in South America as well. Pope Francis, the first Pope from that continent making his very first trip there. The response has been overwhelming, which is interesting considering that Catholicism is on the decline in the nation of Brazil. We'll take you there live coming up.

CUOMO: I wanted to talk all about how he's done a new way there. You saw he was just in a little hatchback. No Pope mobile for him. We're going to get back to Kate in just a second over there in London. But first a terrifying ordeal for 150 passengers and crew members on board a Southwest Airlines flight to New York last night.

Look at this new video. You can see it right there after the Boeing 737 touch down at LaGuardia Airport, the nose gear collapsed sending the jet skidding off the runway and a plume of fire there. Poppy Harlow is live at LaGuardia Airport this morning. That's where it happened. Good morning, Poppy.

POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning to you, Chris. Well, one runway, the runway where that plane landed last night, is still closed here at LaGuardia at this hour. It was a shocking and scary landing for all the people aboard Southwest Flight 345 coming here from Nashville, this, just weeks after that crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco.

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HARLOW (voice-over): You can see sparks flying as Southwest Airlines Flight 345 out of Nashville lands hard on its nose.

THOMAS BOSCO, GENERAL MANAGER, LAGUARDIA AIRPORT: The nose wheel specifically collapsed, the aircraft skidded down the runway on its nose and then veered off and came to rest in a grass area.

HARLOW: The 150 people aboard evacuated on emergency slides.

ROLANDO OCHO, PASSENGER: I thought it was just -- but I didn't realize what happened until I left the plane.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It was like getting smashed in a car wreck.

ANASTASIA ELLIOT, PASSENGER: Very chaotic, no one knew what was going on, flight attendants crying.

HARLOW: These photos obtained exclusively by CNN showed the scene inside the airport lounge where passengers waited hours for luggage from the stranded plane. According to the FAA, the plan came safely to a stop at the edge of the runway. No injuries were immediately reported to air traffic control. The FAA is investigating. Ten nonlife threatening injuries were later reported, but the scare comes on the heels of the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 that left three dead at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.

Now images of that planes interior showed charred seats, an eerie reminder of what can happen. The incident at LaGuardia closed the airport to incoming flights for just over an hour, but caused a ripple effect of flight delays the rest of the night.

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HARLOW: Chris, I can tell you that Southwest has put out a statement saying they're cooperating with local authorities and also noting that the NTSB has been notified. We know that an NTSB investigator was on the way late last night to LaGuardia so they are looking into the matter. Also, what just happened in the last half hour the plane was taken from the runway, put on to a flat bed, a process we're told takes about two hours.

It's going to be a taken to a hangar here and then obviously they're going to thoroughly look at what happened, what could have caused this. Three-hour average delays into LaGuardia last night and this morning, not looking much better. The FAA says average delays on arriving flights about two hours and 30 minutes because you've got one of two runways here still closed -- Chris.

CUOMO: All right, Poppy, thank you very much. Appreciate that. I want to bring in Mary Schiavo right now. She is the former inspector general of the Department of Transportation and also an aviation attorney for the law firm, Matley Rice. More importantly, Mary, you say you've been in one of these before where the front landing gear didn't come down.

MARY SCHIAVO, FORMER INSPECTOR GENERAL, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Right.

CUOMO: So what happens?

SCHIAVO: Well, what happens is, well, if you're fortunate, the pilot comes in very slowly, has an opportunity to burn off some fuel and you hold the nose gear up as long as you possibly can, land very lightly and slowly and then let the plane ease down to the nose and it was just like that, spark and smoke. But the plane stopped and everybody got off fine on the one was on like this one, although there are some injuries.

CUOMO: Now big question obviously with what happened in San Francisco is what did we know beforehand, were the pilots communicating the right way? Do we have information about whether they saw this coming? Was it foreseeable? Did they alert anybody?

SCHIAVO: Well, there are mixed stories on that and that's of course the whole difference between this and San Francisco. Here you have a controlled landing coming in. There was no problem with how they are approaching the landing, you just had a gear collapse and this happens -- I think we probably covered maybe one of these approximately every year. If the pilot has control of the plane, you can bring that down, and you have a result like this rather than a disaster where people are burned or injured or killed.

CUOMO: Well, we have some injuries here. It's a little uncertain about exactly what happened. One of the details that have come out with Southwest, this airline in particular is high utilization rate, that this 737 is used six, seven times a day. What does that mean? Is it relevant?

SCHIAVO: Well, it just means that the airplane takes a pounding on long haul aircraft. You might only have two flights or maybe four or six cycles, you know, landings and takeoffs, today, where here it's a punishing schedule, where it's taken off and landing again and again. However, some other planes about 10 years ago, airbus had a problem. There were a series of airbus planes that had the front landing gear that would come down and be stuck sideways, the wheels were literally sideways.

And in those cases the Federal Aviation Administration issued an air worthiness directive ahead and go out and check all the landing gear. So sometimes it's a problem with design manufacture and sometimes it's just wear and tear on the plane.

CUOMO: It should be noted that despite high utilization rate, they've only lost one life in any crash recently Southwest. Now the passengers told us that they did get a warning as they were landing to check their seat belts and the other passengers' seat belts. Do you think this was an indication they saw something coming? It doesn't sound like a common instruction.

SCHIAVO: I was out the airport. I was actually waiting for a flight when this happened. So there were a lot of rumors floating through airport that they knew they had a problem with the plane, but not that it was going to collapse. In the one I was in, we got the full brace warning. We had to get in a brace position and certainly that get people something to do, in the end, the plane was able to stop. But doing that doesn't give an indication the pilot had something to suggest that there was a problem, but out at LaGuardia yesterday, there were lots of people speculating and somebody said that they had an indication that there was a problem with the landing gear not coming down.

CUOMO: Well, Mary, you couldn't have this covered better. You've been in one of these crashes before. You were out in LaGuardia yesterday. It doesn't get any better. I'm going to bring you back at 7:00 so we can go through the video on the big screen and you can show me how this happens.

SCHIAVO: OK, thank you.

CUOMO: Thank you very much for being here with us this morning. Let's get back to Kate in London with that front row seat, Buckingham Palace in London, baby time.

BOLDUAN: It is baby time, Chris. That's right, thank you. As we know now, it is a boy. We should get our first look at the new royal baby when Kate and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave St. Mary's Hospital and it could happen as early as today. Doctors have said the mother and baby are both doing very, very well. The still unnamed prince is now the third in line to the British throne and the royal celebration is clearly underway.

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BOLDUAN (voice-over): London's landmarks lighting up the night sky in red, white and blue in honor of Prince William and Kate's first baby, many celebrating into the night. Crowds erupting in excitement outside Buckingham Palace as Brits welcomed the news of the new prince.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her royal highness, the Duchess of Cambridge, was safely delivered of a son.

BOLDUAN: After more than ten hours of labor at St. Mary's Hospital, Kate delivered the third in line to the British throne. Prince William spent the night by his wife and baby's side. For days the media camped outside the very hospital where Princess Diana gave birth to William and Harry some three decades before.

The yet to be named Prince of Cambridge was born at 4:24 p.m. local time, weighing in at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Crowds following the car that drove the formal birth announcement to Buckingham Palace to see it placed on a gilded easel, a tradition since the 18th Century.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Then we have the queen's press secretary. She has just placed the birth announcement on the gilded easel.

BOLDUAN: Breaking with tradition, the palace released a detailed statement before the formal bulletin, revealing the royals have been informed and are delighted with the news. Prince William issued a brief statement saying, "We could not be happier." Prince Charles added grandparenthood is a unique moment in anyone's life as countless kind people have told me in recent months. So I am enormously proud and happy to be a grandfather for the first time.

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BOLDUAN: All very, very exciting, and as any new parent will tell you, bringing home a baby is pretty overwhelming. Everything's overwhelming at this point especially for Will and Kate. There's a little added pressure, I guess we could all say, because the whole world is watching. So let's go from Buckingham Palace to St. Mary's Hospital.

I think we have some live aerials above St. Mary's Hospital, which we have beautifully named -- deemed it baby chopper, we're going to call it, for at least the next little while. That is where our royal correspondent Max Foster is also outside St. Mary's Hospital where the royal couple and the baby stayed overnight, a long day for you, my friend, Max Foster. So what's the latest from your side?

MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: Yes. Well, the latest is that the queen's gynecologist has been very involved in this pregnancy and labor, is carrying checkups on the duchess. If he gives the go-ahead, she could be discharged and the baby could be discharged as well. We just haven't got any confirmation of what's going to happen when. Palace aides want to speak to the couple before they can announce anything.

But it does look as though there's a possibility they could be coming out soon, Kate, especially when you have a hospital putting out a statement in the last 10 minutes, talking about how well the staff did, about how thrilled they are that the baby was born here. It had this conclusive tone to it, which might have been a bit premature. It does feel as if the medical teams feel their jobs have been done. So we'll see.

BOLDUAN: We will see that's absolutely sure. Any hint, any clue if they do come out, when they do come out, if they'll be saying anything. There are a lot of rumors that maybe William will make a statement, maybe not.

FOSTER: Certainly we've been working with the palace to make that happen if it were to happen and the palace has sort of encouraged that. We have got a microphone we'll pull out into the road to speak into. It depends on whether he decides to do that really. I have to say we had an interesting comment as well from Princess Diana's brother on this as well.

Earl Spencer saying we're all so pleased. It's wonderful news. My father always told us on how Diana was also born on such a blistering hot day as well. It's another very happy summer's day, half a century on. So that's the only comment really we've had from her side of the family.

BOLDUAN: I think it's a very sweet comment. I think everyone can agree on that. All right, Max, we'll come back to you any moment. Keep us updated. You're our eyes on the ground. Let's talk more about all of this with Katie Nicholl here with me in London outside Buckingham Palace, a CNN royal commentator and royal correspondent and the author of the much anticipated "Kate, The Future Queen."

KATIE NICHOLL, CNN ROYAL COMMENTATOR: I have a little work to do.

BOLDUAN: You have a lot of work to do. As we look all these beautiful crowds that are gathering. The rain has parted for at least a moment, but it is still blazing. Any insight of what's going on in the last 24 hours with the new couple and the royal family?

NICHOLL: OK, so after getting a pizza takeout because pizza is their favorite food and who wouldn't want a pizza after they had a baby, frankly, they had special time together. I think what was so special about yesterday was the announcement came four hours after the actual birth. They had that time to bond and connect. I think it was very special that William stayed at the hospital. I bet you they didn't sleep. I bet you they just stared and looked at the miracle of life.

BOLDUAN: Katie, you and I when we worked on that special, we talked a lot about how they are very modern and they do things their own way. When people say of course the father would stay at the hospital, that's not necessarily the case with the royal family.

NICHOLL: No, when the duke was born, the father was playing squash. The royals do things differently. That's what makes them so interesting. But I think William is going to be very hands on, very modern parent. You know, this is a daddy who is going to be changing nappies and going back and helping his wife, and being very much --

BOLDUAN: So we're outside Buckingham Palace, do we have any idea where the royal couple and the new prince will go first? When will the queen get to meet her newest great grandchild?

NICHOLL: Well, the queen is due to go on holiday at the end of the week. Traditionally, the royal family do go en masse to Scotland and duty is over. I'm sure the queen will get to meet her very first great grandson and at some point today, I would have thought and it might be a case of the royal couple coming here to Buckingham Palace or the queen going to Kensington Palace. I don't think we'll see the queen go to hospital.

BOLDUAN: To be there for that moment when the queen gets to have the third in line to the throne in her arms will be a very special moment indeed for her.

NICHOLL: Absolutely.

BOLDUAN: You talk about that continuity, everything that she's worked so hard for.

NICHOLL: Absolutely. Stability, continuity, this child is going to take the monarchy into the 22nd Century. I mean, that is really quite -- so the queen can rest easy knowing that duty is being fulfilled. We have a third in line to the throne, which of course knocks Prince Harry somewhat off his perch down to number four.

BOLDUAN: He still got a pretty good gig, I think.

NICHOLL: There might be a sense of relief to Prince Harry.

BOLDUAN: Maybe for him.

All right. Stick around, don't leave me.

NICHOLL: I won't leave you.

BOLDUAN: We've got lots more to talk about today, and a lot of fun going on here at Buckingham Palace. But much more from here, coming up, including a look at what it like to grow up royal. How many castles does this new baby have access to? It's a lot more than you and I.

But, first, back to you, Chris.

CUOMO: Oh, I have the sandcastles, but it was good enough for me. Good enough for me.

All right. Kate, we'll be back to you in a little bit.

BOLDUAN: There you go.

CUOMO: Other international news, big event today: Pope Francis in Brazil this morning, on his first international trip. When he arrived in Rio Monday, he insisted on a simple car. You see it there, like a little hatchback. He wanted to be closed to people. But he was surrounded by a huge crowd as the driver took a wrong turn.

Later, there was a worse scare that has many wondering if the Pope's humility maybe putting him at risk.

CNN's Miguel Marquez is in Rio de Janeiro with more. Good morning, Miguel.

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning there, Chris. Well, the Pope says he wanted to do was gently knock on the door of Brazil and he's certainly doing that. The bomb that was found, though, it was a small bomb and authorities here saying they wouldn't go so far as to describe it as that. It was a plastic explosive, homemade PVC pipe and duct tape found in a bathroom in the parking lot near the shrine that the Pope will be visiting.

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MARQUEZ (voice-over): Pope Francis off to a low-key start on his biggest trip yet. As his plane landed, everything here stopped. Then, he emerged.

His ride from the airport, a silver hatchback sent the unmistakable message this is a different Pope. He drove with the windows down. When it came to a stop, he was swarmed by pilgrims.

This trip is important for the church, he says, because it will bring all countries together and make for a strong emotional experience.

And then the moment so many have waited for, the first public appearance by the Pope, a quick spin around downtown Rio.

This is what it sounds like, this is what it looks like, this is what it feels like for the first Latin American Pope to touch ground and to be seen in a Latin American country.

There were some protests.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don't believe the government should spend money in covering the event and in the security of the Pope.

MARQUEZ: Protesters even tear gassed at Rio's government palace.

But excitement over this Pope's visit hard to overcome -- a good start for a man on a mission to reinvigorate the church.

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MARQUEZ: Now, the concerns over the protests so far have not panned out as they have been expected. There were about six arrested last night. There were not nearly as big as the expected. There's another possibility for a protest on Friday.

But at the moment, the Pope seems to be charming the pants off of people here in Rio. The official ceremony gets under way today. He won't make his public appearance until tomorrow.

Chris, back to you.

CUOMO: Miguel, you don't usually hear "the Pope" and "charming the pants off" in the same sentence very often. Appreciate that contribution. Enjoy yourself down there. We'll be back to you later in the show.

PEREIRA: Well it, is the beach. It is Rio, you know what I'm saying?

CUOMO: This is -- you know, you don t usually put it together. I don't think he has pants. Charming other people's pants, I guess.

A lot of news here. Information about Syria and our position as the U.S. versus them, right?

PEREIRA: Yes, let's take a look at the headlines right now.

The U.S. now in a position to begin arming the rebels in Syria. And officials tell CNN that President Obama has resolved concerns from Congress and can now move forward with a plan. But Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey is not on board. He says it's a multi-billion dollar risk that's no less than an act of war.

A huge manhunt now under way after a massive jail break in Iraq. At least 500 convicts, including senior al Qaeda members, escaped from Abu Ghraib prison. Authorities say suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives, into the prison gates with Abu Gharib. As gunmen attacked guards were mortar fire and rocket-propelled grenades. At least 29 guards and inmates died during those prison breaks.

An attack was also carried out at Al Taji prison but no one escaped there.

Edward Snowden did not get access to the NSA's crown jewels. That's what U.S. intelligence sources are now saying, based on a damage assessment. It found he was not able to gain access to what is called ECI, or extremely classified information. Snowden fled to Moscow after leaking intelligence on classified government surveillance programs last month. He has been stranded at the airport in Moscow ever since. He is awaiting a response to his request for temporary asylum.

Milwaukee Brewers outfield Rick Braun suspended without pay for the rest of the season for violating the league's drug policy. That means almost 65 games. In a statement, Braun admitted wrongdoing and apologized for his actions. Braun faced a 50-game suspension last year after a test turned up high levels of testosterone, but he disputed the testing process and that suspension was overturned.

Finally, beach-goers in Florida treated to an unusual sight. That is a pod of manatees frolicking in very shallow water off Pompano Beach. Unlike beach whales, experts say these manatees were actually never in danger. Apparently, the creatures were just feeling a little frisky. The animals, which weigh about 1,500 pounds each, are endangered.

It so impolite to say the weight of a manatee. But interesting video, but I'm sure, people were concerned when they saw them so close to the sure of that.

CUOMO: As soon as they found out they were frisky. It was --

PEREIRA: It was like, hey, getting little --

CUOMO: Right, they should have moved away. Come on.

PEREIRA: Play a little music.

CUOMO: All right. What is the weather have in store today. Let's get over to our friend, Indra Petersons in the weather center.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, good morning. The story is going to be about where that moisture is coming out of the gulf today. Of course, out towards the west, it means more monsoonal thunderstorms.

It's that out to east is going to be about severe weather right along the cold front. So, for today, the highest threat for severe weather, small hail and strong winds really being the biggest threat. It's going to be anywhere from Kansas, all the way over towards Kentucky. Other than that, it's really going to be all that moisture continuing to pull out of the gulf, anywhere from the Midwest all the way to the Northeast.

So, more thunderstorms still in the forecast, one to two inches of rain. This is a place that has already seen so much rain. We're talking 5 to 7 inches above normal for the month of June and July, down to the Southeast. It's just a wet pattern, we're still dealing with one to the inches, and looking to the Southeast today. And there they've had a whopping 7 to 8 inches above average of rainfall already.

PEREIRA: It's been wet, it's been hot, it's been dry.

PETERSONS: Not the beach (INAUDIBLE) weather I've been looking for this summer, let me tell you.

CUOMO: Too much of everything.

PEREIRA: Yes, it is.

CUOMO: Too much of everything. That's what it's been.

All right. We're going to take a break here. Now, next up on NEW DAY: this 911 call involving George Zimmerman four days after the acquittal, but this time he's being hailed as a hero. And we'll tell you why.

BOLDUAN: And we are live in London, everyone. We're waiting for a first look at the future king of London. But also, we're here at Buckingham Palace where a very special edition of the changing of the guards is happening now. They're playing a very special tune for the newest royal. We'll have much more in a moment.

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CUOMO: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody.

So, four days after a Florida jury acquitted him of murder, police say George Zimmerman was part of a 911 situation again, but this time a very different story. Police say he stopped at the scene of a serious accident in Sanford and helped full a family of four from their overturned SUV.

Victor Blackwell is live from Sanford, Florida, this morning following up on this story. Good morning, Victor.

VICTOR BLACKWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Chris. After George Zimmerman's acquittal, no one was sure where he was or if he was still in Florida. But Wednesday, he was in Florida in Sanford and according to deputies, for this family at least, it was the right place at the right time.

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CALLER: I just witnessed an accident on the off ramp coming off of 417 getting on to I-4 over in Sanford.

BLACKWELL: Five-forty-five Wednesday evening, a blue SUV is driving on the highway but the driver loses control and rolls into this field.

CALLER: It looks like an Explorer. There are some people at the car right now. The vehicle is still there. It's on its side.

BLACKWELL: There's glass, a mirror, a floor mat still on the scene. By the time first responders arrived, the parents and their two children were out of their SUV safely because two people stopped to help them.

One of them was George Zimmerman. All this happened less than a mile from where he shot Trayvon Martin.

(voice-over): Monday night in Sanford, the story of Zimmerman the rescuer was met with skepticism at an NAACP town hall meeting.

PASTOR LOWMAN OLIVER: That's one of the most ludicrous, malicious, silliest (ph) stuff I've ever seen before my life. To do anything to validate a murderer I think is wrong.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have been working with the DOJ.

BLACKWELL: Organizers announced plans to put a repeal of stand your ground on the ballot in 2014.

LAWANNA GELZER, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK: If we lose what Trayvon has brought us together to do, we will lose our -- we cannot wait until February and wait just for our legislators, for our governor to possibly veto this. We need to do this ourselves.

BLACKWELL: After days of protests and rallies across the country calling for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, the Sanford Police Department has handed its evidence and files over to the Department of Justice. As for Zimmerman, this was a brief moment in the public spotlight. Presumably he's now back in hiding.

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BLACKWELL: Now, Zimmerman's defense attorneys say they've met with him since that accident and at the meeting, he didn't speak a word of it. Now, about the call for action here in Florida, you know, by law, George Zimmerman will get his gun back eventually once the FBI is done with it as part of their investigation.

But there's an effort here in Florida to urge the state to revoke his concealed carry permit. There's an online petition with more than 24,000 signatures -- Chris, Michaela.

CUOMO: All right. Victor, thank you very much.

Next hour, we're going to interview George Zimmerman's defense attorney, Mark O'Mara. I'll talk with him about the nation's reaction to his client's acquittal and outlaw about the stand your ground laws.

PEREIRA: All right. It is "Money Time." Christine Romans is here, counting our pennies for us with all business news.

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Oh, I'm counting your dollars, your tens, your hundreds, even --

PEREIRA: I love it!

ROMANS: The stock futures up this morning. The S&P closed at another record high on Monday. You can check your 401(k), folks. The major markets are up about 19 percent so far this year. We're going to give you some perspective here.

More than $1 trillion has been restored to the market value since Ben Bernanke warned in may the tapering could start later this year.

The main event on Wall Street this year, Apple. Company reports earnings after the bell. Wall Streets reports profits for Apple to drop, that's because Apple didn't release any new products last year. Apple shares are down 20 percent this year. Remember, that is a broader market has been hitting all of these highs. So, watch out for apple. We'll be watching that one later today.

CUOMO: Thanks for that, Christine. Appreciate it.

ROMANS: You're welcome.

CUOMO: We're going to take a break.

When we come back, remember the story about the "Rolling Stone" cover, the Massachusetts cop who wound up releasing photos that don't glamorized him and showed him this way? Well, it was without his supervisor's permission, right? Today, the hearing that could decide his fate as a cop.

PEREIRA: And could we be moments away from our first look at a future king? We're live in London. Our Kate waiting for Will and their Kate to show their new son to the world. We'll be back.

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