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The Baby Who Will Be King; Jet Skids Off Runway at LaGuardia; Low Key Start to Papal Visit; Mass Prison Break in Iraq; Jackson Wrongful Death Case
Aired July 23, 2013 - 08:00 ET
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A proud nation is celebrating with a very proud and happy couple.
KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: This morning, waiting for the princes. We're live in London as the entire world waits to see the royal arrival. We have new details on the world's newest prince.
CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Emergency landing. New video of a Southwest flight's hard landing, sparks flying, passengers terrified, some injured. We hear from those on board.
MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Punishable offense? The officer who took these photos of the Boston bombing suspect surrendering faces a hearing today. His job is in jeopardy. A city rallying in support.
CUOMO: Your NEW DAY continues right now.
ANNOUNCER: What you need to know --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He had asked me to work without my underwear on.
ANNOUNCER: What you just have to see.
This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.
CUOMO: Good morning, everybody. Welcome back to NEW DAY. It's Tuesday, July 23rd, 8:00 in the East. I'm Chris Cuomo.
And as you can see, Kate Bolduan is overseas in London. Cheerio, Catherine.
BOLDUAN: I know. I just keep taking on an accent and I know it sounds ridiculous. It just happens when you're here.
Hi, everyone. I'm Kate Bolduan coming to you live from Buckingham Palace. We're having a lot of fun. The excitement is electric in the air. If it's not raining, it's electricity.
The entire country and the world is celebrating the birth of Prince of William and Duchess Kate's new baby boy. The royal couple has just released a statement this morning, thanking the staff of St. Mary's Hospital for everything they've done and they also say this for, quote, "the tremendous care they received."
Everyone is waiting to get a glimpse of the newest member of the royal family, which could happen this evening, Chris.
CUOMO: Have you figured out the name of the baby yet?
BOLDUAN: Yes, I have, and I'm just not bringing it to you because I want to keep it a secret.
PEREIRA: She's a vault.
CUOMO: I respect that. Still online, the leading name is Jeremiah or Dino.
PEREIRA: I thought it was Bartholomew.
CUOMO: Bartholomew, or aka, Bart.
BOLDUAN: You have got to stop lying to our viewers, it is not Jeremiah. It is not Jeremiah. It is not Jeremiah.
CUOMO: We'll check it.
All right. We'll back to you in a second, KB.
Back here at home, we're staying on top of all the other big stories, including history in Rio. Pope Francis visiting Brazil as part of his very first trip as pope. We're going to head there live for this momentous occasion.
PEREIRA: And moving tearful testimony on the stand for Michael Jackson's mother Katherine. How will these statements from her affect the wrongful death case against AEG Live?
CUOMO: All right, back to you in London, Kate.
BOLDUAN: Thanks, you guys.
We are anxiously awaiting the first look at Kate and William's baby boy, as well as seeing them after this momentous moment for them. We know he's a big baby, weighing eight pounds, six ounces -- a very healthy baby. What we don't know yet is the little guy's name, of course, when he's going home, and when we'll see him for the first time.
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."
BOLDUAN: So what is next for the newborn prince? Well, right now, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are still at the hospital with their little royal bundle of joy and that is where Max Foster is outside this morning.
Hey there, Max.
MAX FOSTER, CNN ROYAL CORRESPONDENT: Hey, Kate. Yes, we're really waiting to see them appear on the doorstep. Royal sources told us it will happen in the next 24 hours, but not in the next five hours. So, U.K. time at the evening, or tomorrow morning. So, that's what we're bracing for.
We're told the whole family is doing well. There was a checkup this morning, obviously, medical checkups the day after someone's had a baby. The royal gynecologist was in there having full checkups of them.
I don't know whether he had some concerns, there's no suggestion that he did. But there's a reason they are staying in today and having more checkups later on and maybe they just want to spend some more time together. They have tried to do this over the last day or so, have a truly sort of family moments, just the three of them, bonding moments before they leave here. We haven't had lots of visitors. The palace hasn't talked about visitors. It's about those three really getting to know each other. It's an exciting time for any parent, of course, but when the whole world is trying to share your moment, as well, I think those moments become particularly precious.
CUOMO: Absolutely. All right. Max, keep us updated, live outside St. Mary's Hospital. We'll get back to you. Thank you so much.
Talking more about this -- joining me now, CNN royal commentator, Katie Nicholl, also the author of "Kate, The Future Queen". The book will be coming soon.
I will be one of the first to purchase your book, Katie.
So, Max was just talking about when everyone's waiting for the moment when they walk on to the doorstep of the hospital. Inevitably, everyone will also have a flashback to 1982 when Diana and Charles did the same moment with little Prince William.
KATIE NICHOLL, CNN ROYAL COMMENTATOR: Yes, Diana in that amazing sort of tent-like dress, which I am guaranteeing Katherine will not be wearing a big tent like.
BOLDUAN: Will not be wearing.
NICHOLL: She's been so stylish throughout her whole pregnancy. So, let's see what -- but you're right, it's so iconic and we'll never forget those images, and the comparisons.
BOLDUAN: And you make those comparisons and it makes you wonder what influence, do you think, Diana and how she raised William and also his tumultuous childhood at times will influence how he wants to raise his son.
NICHOLL: Well, I think in terms of the tumultuous childhood and, of course, coming from a broken family, I think that will make the prince more determined than ever, that he and Kate, this is a marriage for life. This is a strong family unit.
They've already said they wanted more children. William, on a recent engagement, said he wanted two. He didn't hesitate, two, he said. So, we'll see more children and I think they'll be a very happy unit.
You have to remember, they've been together a long time now, over a decade. And when you've spent that long with someone, you know the best, you know the worst, you know the inside and outside. And so, there is a foundation of friendship that this relationship is based on, and I think that's really important, because just as we're talking about continuity and succession in terms of this baby -- well, the marriage has to last, too. That's really important. Windsor has been scarred by divorce. I don't think this is going to happen with these two.
BOLDUAN: That line -- the duchess brings a very different upbringing to this marriage and to this baby. She comes from a very solid family and that is something that William always loved about her.
NICHOLL: Yes. I mean, you know, William spends a lot of time at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. Sunday lunches are the favorite of the day. She gets her wine out --
BOLDUAN: Do you think that will be part of the royal baby's life, too?
NICHOLL: Oh, absolutely, absolutely.
BOLDUAN: What role does the palace -- how much influence do you think the palace will have on raising this baby? Obviously, it's going to be a huge part of his life.
NICHOLL: It will have an influence, of course, this is a prince and future king, but I think that influence is going to come in later, actually. I think for those infant years it's going to be the couple, most importantly, and the Middletons. Weekends at the Middleton family home, but once the child becomes a teenager, there will be training sessions here at Buckingham palace, that constitutional training will come into effect, just as it did for William.
BOLDUAN: How do you think they'll make their mark? The image of Kate pushing the cart right after the wedding -- that was one of those iconic images that everyone said she is normal, just like us.
NICHOLL: She's just like us.
BOLDUAN: They say in the celebrity magazine.
BOLDUAN: How do you think they are going to make that same mark when it comes to their child?
NICHOLL: I wonder if it's going to be pushing in one of the royal gardens. It wouldn't surprise. We saw her walking her dog, no reason she wouldn't walk her pram. And then we'll say, she's just like us.
BOLDUAN: Yes, but then -- we always wonder, how there are very -- also very private people and protective and how private and how concerned they will be about their children's safety.
NICHOLL: Of course. It's going to be the biggest obstacle, I think the greater challenge for this couple, how do you reconcile being very public and private, but also wanting to be private and they are a private couple.
BOLDUAN: Especially, because William has had such a difficult relationship with the press since his childhood because, of course, of what happened to his mother and he's often blamed the press for her death.
NICHOLL: Well, I think this is going to be an opportunity to establish perhaps new boundaries and new respect and new agreement. We'll give you access. You'll get the christening pictures but the rest of the time it's behind closed doors with us and we're private.
All right. Katie, stick with me. We'll be talking much more about this. We're going to have so much more on the royal birth, including a look at Kate and Diana, why they are both so loved.
Chris, back to you.
CUOMO: All right. Kate, looking forward to that.
Back here, starting with frightening moments on the runway of New York's LaGuardia Airport. This is the kind of thing frequent flyers have nightmares about. The nose gear on the Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 gives way just as the plane comes in for a landing. Luckily, only minor injuries reported.
Let's head live to Poppy Harlow at LaGuardia this morning.
POPPY HARLOW, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hey, good morning to you, Chris.
Yes, very lucky only minor injuries were reported, because this was a scary and sudden landing for Southwest Flight 345 coming here last night from Nashville last night. Just a very, very hard landing, and this coming just weeks after the Asiana Flight 214 crash landed in San Francisco.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Emergency vehicles proceed onto runway 4.
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.
Southwest said in a statement it's cooperating with local authorities and the NTSB has been notified.
HARLOW: And, Chris, at this hour, that Southwest plane has been removed from runway 4 here at LaGuardia. That runway opened just an hour ago. The NTSB is on the ground here and they'll be investigating trying to find out what happened.
I spoke with a passenger at the hospital last night who was on that plane. Little smoke inhalation, she's going to be fine, but she told me overall the exit was orderly, only took about 10 minutes for them to get off that plane -- Chris.
CUOMO: All right. Poppy, the two big questions, when they knew and what did the pilots do. Thank you for your reporting this morning.
Now, the royal baby is not the only international spectacle going. Pope Francis is in Brazil this morning, his first international trip as pontiff. Crowds swarmed his car when he arrived Monday.
By the way, as you can see, he's in an ordinary hatchback. This is a big deal for the pope. He wanted to be accessible for the people. But his windows are down. People are reaching in. Authorities say they later had to detonate a pipe bomb at one of his planned stops.
So, let's bring in Miguel Marquez live in Rio de Janeiro.
Miguel, the obvious question, the pope wants to reach out to people, be accessible, but is he putting himself at risk?
MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, look, as he describes it, he wants to gently knock on the door of Brazil and he certainly had a very good start to it.
But I want to show you the paper in the Estado.com, the paper in Sao Paulo, this is what the device actually looks like, if you can see that. It's a small green plastic device with a fuse on it, and it was found in a bathroom in a parking lot that is near the shrine that the pope will be visiting later this week.
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.
(on camera): 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.
(voice-over): There were some protests.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We don't believe the government should spend public 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.
MARQUEZ: And you are looking at the stage on Copacabana Beach where the pope will be on Thursday. They are doing their final security checks with bomb sniffing dogs and with metal detectors. There's tens of thousands of security officials working on this for the pope, so they feel that they have it in hand. The wrong turn was certainly some cause for concern, but at the moment the Vatican is laughing it off -- Chris.
CUOMO: All right, Miguel, thank you very much. Appreciate the reporting from there this morning.
In other news, the state police sergeant who released these images, you remember, showing a battered and blooded Boston bombing suspect will learn the status of his job today. Hearing in Massachusetts will determine what happens to Sergeant Sean Murphy over the leak.
CNN's Pamela Brown joins us with that. Now, it's interesting. I've been trying it out on social media. There are people who say, well, he did it without approval so there should be, you know, some type of wrist slapping, but very few saying he should lose his job.
PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: There's really been just a huge outpouring of support, Chris. I just looked at the Save Sgt. Murphy Facebook page and already more than 56,000 likes on that page and a lot of comments as well. One person wrote, Rod Moore (ph), he says, "I believe the only way "Rolling Stone" magazine could save face is by putting Sgt. Sean Murphy on the cover of their next issue with the caption "A true American hero."
And it's not only people on Facebook weighing in. The family of Sean collier, the MIT officer allegedly killed by the suspects in the Boston marathon bombings, has released a statement in support of Sergeant Murphy saying, "We believe that Sergeant Murphy's motives were selfless. In our opinion, he has been sufficiently punished."
But as you said, Chris, there's also people who said not only was this wrong, this could also interfere with the pending criminal case involving Tsarnaev and some people saying as well that this could potentially also be a way of glorification because you're showing Tsarnaev incurring such a large police presence.
CUOMO: Martyred him.
BROWN: Martyred him. Exactly. But the hearing today will ultimately decide what his status will be. There's a few different outcomes that could happen today. He could remain on full duty. He could be put on restricted duty, suspended with pay, suspended without pay during the course of the investigation. This will be decided by three commission Massachusetts State police officers. It will not be open to the public or the media.
CUOMO: So, this is just -- this is the status for until the investigation's done.
BROWN: Right. So, this is just pending investigation and then, of course, whatever happens, whatever the outcome is could change depending what they find.
CUOMO: All right. Pamela Brown, thank you very much for bring this up to date on this important story we're going to be following.
A lot of other news, as well. Michaela is here with it.
PEREIRA: Yes. We have the headlines for you now. A massive jailbreak, now a massive manhunt in Iraq. At least 500 convicts, including senior al Qaeda members escaping from Abu Ghraib prison. Barbara Starr joining us live from the Pentagon with details. Real concern about the stability of that nation in light of this.
BARBARA STARR, CNN PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: Michaela, it just doesn't get any worse. We have some extraordinary video to show everyone. This is nighttime video of this jailbreak attack at Abu Ghraib. You can't see a lot of the detail. You can sure hear it, though. Militants attacking the prison with heavy weapons, rocket propelled grenades, machine guns, suicide bombers, car bombs. Pardon me.
The Iraqi Justice Ministry says, indeed, 500 inmates escaped, many of them members of al Qaeda in Iraq and many of them senior members of that terrorist group. What's the implication? More instability, more violence in Iraq, but there is also great concern some of those al Qaeda members may try to make their way across the border into Syria where al Qaeda has been stepping up its efforts in the fighting there -- Michaela.
PEREIRA: Certainly worrisome. Barbara Starr, thank you so much for that. Cleveland's police chief talking about a potential serial killer in custody saying there may be more victims. Michael Madison is suspected of killing three women whose bodies were found in plastic bags. He was formally charged Monday with three counts of aggravated murder, three counts of kidnapping. The medical examiner is asking for the public's help now to identify those victims.
Just days after being found not guilty of Trayvon Martin's murder, George Zimmerman emerges out of nowhere, they say. He stopped at the scene of a serious accident in Sanford, Florida, and helped pull a family of four from their overturned SUV.
Disgraced cyclist, Lance Armstrong, says he still expects intense reactions to his doping admission, but in an interview with "The Des Moines Register," he said he can handle it.
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LANCE ARMSTRONG, DISGRACED CYCLIST: I didn't expect to walk away or stand up and leave that piece with everybody saying, OK, well, all right, he said it, forget it, let's move on. I knew that it was going to be a process and so, you know, the reaction and the fallout was more than I expected, but that's life. I'm a big boy.
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PEREIRA: Armstrong's admission erased his Tour de France wins. He spoke during the register's great bicycle ride across Iowa, his first major cycling events since his admission. He says people there have been supportive. A new viral video for you.
Here's what happens when four house cats meet their new roommate, a stuffed bobcat. Obviously, that stuffed bobcat not going anywhere, but, oh, look how fast they scramble.
PEREIRA: One cat gets a little too close and they are gone, but a couple of them come back for more. You just got to see this again, though. It's too good. What, what?
CUOMO: So someone makes a noise.
PEREIRA: Somebody made a noise.
CUOMO: And it was just close enough to the other one. I like that the other ones went to school on that black and white cat. You know what I mean? Like, you see that one in the back, let's see what happens to him first.
PEREIRA: Let's send Mikey.
PEREIRA: Cats sent scrambling everywhere. CUOMO: A lot of cats in that house. Very nice. That was a good one, too. I like that. Changes the vibe of the morning, thank you, Michaela.
PEREIRA: You're very welcome.
CUOMO: All right. Let's get over to meteorologist, Indra Petersons. Hopefully, you're not going to bring us down with any bad news.
INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Try amongst (ph) and still loving because I have a video of my dog doing that with a statue of -- yes -- the bobcat on the side of the street. Someone get over that.
PETERSONS: But first, yes, let's talk about the rain. Definitely still seeing monsoonal thunderstorms typical for this time of year, but right along the cold front today, anywhere in the Midwest, that's where we're going to have our threat for severe weather. So, kind of pointing that out. We're talking about Kansas stretching all the way over through Kentucky. That's where we had the threat for heavier thunderstorms and stronger winds.
Otherwise, the rest of us are still dealing with a lot of moisture coming in out of the gulf, a nice pattern change, I have to add, from last week. Yes, threat of thunderstorms are out there, about one to two inches of rain really from the northeast down to the southeast, but the big difference is the cooler temperatures. I mean, last week we were talking about temperatures heat indices feeling like 105 -- 70 sound by tomorrow, right?
CUOMO: Very nice.
PETERSONS: Twenty degrees cooler than last week.
CUOMO: 70s and dry, even better.
PETERSONS: Yes. You can thank me later.
CUOMO: I will. Breakfast is on me.
PEREIRA: Oh, you heard it here.
CUOMO: All right. Coming up on NEW DAY, this is something you're going to want to see, tearful testimony from Michael Jackson's mom. What she said on the witness stand during his wrongful death trial?
We also, of course, are covering the royal baby birth. We have Kate Bolduan over there, the real Kate, now in London.
BOLDUAN: The real Kate. I love that honor. Thank you so much, my dear. We are live here and we're going to take a trip down memory lane and show you another very special delivery when Princess Diana introduced her baby to the world three decades ago.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) CUOMO: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody. Tearful words from Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine, testifying for a second day in the wrongful death suit against tour promoter, AEG Live. The 83-year- old grandmother told the court that she watched her son waste away. CNN's Casey Wian is live in Los Angeles with more. Good morning.
CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Chris. You know, the key question in this case is who hired Dr. Conrad Murray, but for the past two days in court, all eyes have been on Katherine Jackson.
WIAN (voice-over): Michael Jackson's mother endured a second day of confrontational questioning from attorneys for AEG Live, the company she and Jackson's children are suing for billions of dollars over the singer's death. Defense attorney, Marvin Putnam, displayed a letter signed by Katherine Jackson and some of Jackson's siblings, calling a 2007 magazine report about Michael Jackson's prescription drug abuse a lie.
Putnam asked Mrs. Jackson, "was it a lie at the time to say your son had a problem with prescription drugs?" She responded, "yes, because I didn't know he had a problem." But earlier, Katherine Jackson admitted attending an attempted family intervention at Michael Jackson's Neverland estate five years earlier.
MARVIN PUTNAM, ATTORNEY, AEG LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: She's now looking to blame someone else for the very things that she and her family knew and that's why those questions were asked.
WIAN: The Jackson Family matriarch has appeared confused, tired, and irritated on the stand.
BRIAN PANISH, JACKSON FAMILY ATTORNEY: Well, I think she -- for being as old as she is, 83 years old, I think she did a good job trying to answer the questions. She didn't remember everything, but I think it was clear what happened.
WIAN: AEG Live which promoted what was to be Jackson's big comeback concert series is trying to show there was no way it could have prevented Michael Jackson's drug overdose death when even his own family couldn't. The trial has been filled with dramatic moments, including intimate home videos of Jackson and his children.
UNIDENTIFIED KID: I'm daddy's baby and I love my daddy.
WIAN: And testimony from Paris Jackson who's recovering from a suicide attempt.
WIAN (on-camera): This aggressive questioning of Katherine Jackson could prove risky for AEG Live, even though they have been able to point out some inconsistencies in her testimony, jurors see her every day needing help getting on and off the witness stand. So, that could provide some sympathy for her and could backfire on the defense -- Chris, Michaela.
CUOMO: Casey, that will be the key balancing test for them, what leverage they believe they get by exposing inconsistencies versus how they poison the jury by making them feel unfair towards this, you know, ailing grandmother. Thank you very much for the reporting this morning. Appreciate it.
PEREIRA: Interesting to see the footage of the children never before seen, you know? It's very interesting and very telling, too.
CUOMO: I mean, this is a tough situation, has been from the beginning.
CUOMO: We're going to take a break here on NEW DAY. When we come back, he's already under pressure to step down over sexual harassment allegations, but now, San Diego mayor, Bob Filner, is getting sued. We'll tell you what the legal battle is all about.
PEREIRA: Princess Diana's son now a parent himself. Question is, can Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, follow her example? We'll be back.