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Three Killed in Indy Church Bus Crash; Bride-To-Be Killed in Boat Crash; Flash Floods Rip North Carolina; Morsy Supporters Killed in Egypt; Faithful Gather for Mass with Pope

Aired July 28, 2013 - 06:00   ET


POPPY HARLOW, CNN ANCHOR: Parts of North Carolina under water as flooding overtakes a town. First responders race to rescue people stranded. And, now, a state of emergency is in effect.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He then patted me on the behind, laughed and said, nope, it's still there.


SUZANNE MALVEAUX, CNN ANCHOR: San Diego's mayor accused of sexually harassing at least several women, commits to two weeks of therapy. One of his accusers weighs in now on whether she thinks that goes far enough.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you do your signature whistle?


HARLOW: Oh, they're cute, smart and they talk. A new report shows dolphins actually have names for each other. That's this week's "The Science Behind."

Good morning, everyone. I'm Poppy Harlow.

MALVEAUX: And I'm Suzanne Malveaux. It's 6:00 and this is NEW DAY SUNDAY. Welcome.

We begin in Indianapolis where a church community now is grieving this morning.


MALVEAUX: Witnesses are saying that a bus carrying mostly teenagers from a church camp, it didn't slow down when it hit an exit ramp. This is on I-465.

HARLOW: And rescuers say the driver told them his brakes failed. The crash killed three people, injured at least 19 others. Eric Levy (ph) from our Indianapolis affiliate WXIN reports. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

ERIC LEVY, WXIN REPORTER (voice-over): The story of this deadly bus crash as being told by the people who saw it happen.

CAROL ALBRIGHT, WITNESS: Out of nowhere, this bus, you know, came from my left, hit the concrete median and flipped.

LEVY: And by the brave folks who stopped to provide care to the injured.

SASHA SAMPLE, REGISTERED NURSE: I think the driver was the first one I came up on, and he was bleeding pretty bad, so I stole somebody's belt from (INAUDIBLE) I can't remember and got a tourniquet on his arm and then just started to help out everybody else.

LEVY: Each one is painting a part of a picture of this bus crash that came at the end of a church retreat. Investigators talked to witnesses who said the bus was coming off 465 at a high rate of speed. The driver attempts to make a left turn onto Keystone, but it turned on its side. Thirty-seven people were on the bus. Three people died, including a married couple. More than two dozen others were taken to a number of area hospitals or treated on scene. Investigators will look at everything they can to try to come up with a reason for how this happened.

TROY RIGGS, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: Road conditions, looking at what may have occurred, talking to witnesses, and then basically going from bumper to bumper on the bus and looking at all mechanical functions.

LEVY: Dr. Azam Ghafor, from St. Vincent's Hospital, was driving nearby and says he stopped to help the injured.

DR. AZAM GHAFOR, ST. VINCENT HOSPITAL: I mostly saw a lot of back injuries, a lot of head and neck injuries. But from my assessment, that they weren't that severe. From the -- like I said, all the severe patients were gone much quicker than after I came.

LEVY: And for those like Carol Albright, who witnessed the crash and the aftermath --

ALBRIGHT: Just, you know, as I was waiting down there, seeing the package of Capri Sun and the sleeping bags and the maps (ph) on the floors.

LEVY: It's a sight that will stay with her for a long time.


MALVEAUX: That is so sad this morning. That's Eric Levy at affiliate WXIN.

And, Poppy, I mean they were just a mile away from their destination when that crash happened. It's unbelievable.

HARLOW: Unreal.

MALVEAUX: We have more sad news as well. Search crews, they're expected to return to the Hudson River this morning to look for the best man of a wedding still missing after a boat accident.

HARLOW: And we told you about the accident first here yesterday. And it led to the tragic death of a bride-to-be. Lindsey Stewart, she was set to get married -- look at her there -- in just two weeks. Now the driver of the boat is facing charges in her death. Our Alina Cho has more.


ALINA CHO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond were the picture-perfect couple. The two, engaged to be married, were set to wed on August 10th, until they decided to take a boat ride Friday night up the Hudson River. Just minutes after leaving the marina around 10:00 p.m., the small speed boat carrying six people struck a barge. The bride-to-be and best man were ejected. The groom- to-be were among the four survivors. Knocked unconscious, when he awoke, he immediately called for help.

CHIEF WILLIAM BARBERA, ROCKLAND COUNTY: There was a body recovered of a female who basically fit of description of the person whose missing.

CHO: Lindsey Stewart, the 30-year-old bride-to-be. Here she is on FaceBook, showing off her engagement ring, and this one with her sister. Her mother spoke to reporters hours earlier when there was still hope her daughter was alive

CAROL STEWART, LINDSEY STEWART'S MOTHER: She's supposed to be married two weeks from today. It just can't end like this.

CHO: What's worse, authorities say, it appears the driver of the boat, a 35-year-old man, a friend of the couple, was intoxicated. He's been charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. A horrific ending to what was supposed to be a great night on the eve of a wedding.

BARBERA: It's horrible. We met with the families today. It's devastating. Absolutely devastating.

WALTER KOSIK, LINDSEY STEWART'S STEPFATHER: They used to go to church together. And they've been friends for the whole time. And they got - they fell in love about three and a half years ago.

REPORTER: Was she really excited about it?

KOSIK: Oh, yes. She did all the plans herself. That's something - a nightmare I don't wish on any parent.

CHO: Alina Cho, CNN, Piermont, New York.

(END VIDEOTAPE) HARLOW: Unreal. A tragedy. And our thoughts are with the families of Lindsey -- also, they're still looking for the best man -- and everyone else involved in that. Really tragic.

MALVEAUX: Yes, our thoughts and prayers are with them.

I want to go on to weather. There is more rain that could fall. This is in western North Carolina today. And that's probably exactly what they don't need.


MALVEAUX: There's been severe flooding here. This is Catawba County. This is just northwest of Charlotte.

HARLOW: And rain seems to fall in buckets. That's what it looked like yesterday, quickly whipping up flash floods. Emergency crews say they carried out at least 10 swift water rescues. They had to fish people from their homes and their cars. Meteorologist Jennifer Delgado is here.

Good morning to you, Jennifer.

Fortunately, I think pretty surprisingly, we haven't heard of injuries.

JENNIFER DELGADO, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, that's right, absolutely. Especially when you see the video of the flooding there and some of those cars trying to pass through flooded streets. Yes, flash flooding happened yesterday after a tremendous amount of rainfall came down. But some of these locations, we're talking six to 10 inches of rainfall.

You can see where the area where the heaviest rainfall is as indicated by the orange and the red shading there. The rainfall, as I said, came down in just a short amount of time. And the good news is, all the flood watches have actually expired, but we still have some flood warnings out there and they include areas like South Carolina that also have picked up about four inches of rainfall as well. But, certainly, North Carolina took the brunt of this storm system.

As we look at the radar right now, notice that we still have some showers out there, right in the western part of North Carolina. So what does that mean today for the folks that had to evacuate yesterday? Well, we're going to see potentially more storms today. Some of them we could pick up maybe about a quarter to a half-inch of rainfall. But as we go through the future, this gives you an idea where the heaviest rain is going to be. It's certainly going to be to the east of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Now, it's not all bad out there. Today, we are going to see cooler temperatures. And it's a nice day out there. And, in fact, it's a new day in St. Louis. We have a live shot. And areas across St. Louis, it's going to be a beautiful morning, it's going to be a beautiful afternoon. Today we're expecting high temperatures right around 75 degrees. Suzanne and Poppy, guess what, that's still running about 10 to 15 degrees below average for this time of the year.

Back over to our graphics here. It's not just St. Louis that's going to enjoy the sunshine out there, but we're also going to see comfortable temperatures for areas like Chicago, as well as Indianapolis. And then the rain comes tomorrow, so get out there and play today before it gets bad.

MALVEAUX: I'll take it.

HARLOW: I like it.

DELGADO: Don't ask me about any day tomorrow.

HARLOW: Yes, I'll take it. Suzanne likes it hot.

MALVEAUX: I do. I like it really hot.

HARLOW: I know. We're hot chicks. Thanks, Jennifer.

MALVEAUX: All right, thank you.

We're going to go overseas now. Neither side is backing down. This is in Egypt, where supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsy, they are fighting with the military-backed government. The latest fighting has left about 72 pro-Morsy supporters now dead.

HARLOW: And the Muslim Brotherhood claims that the police opened fire on crowds of protesters, but government officials deny that. So let's go right to CNN's senior international correspondent Ben Wedeman. He is in Cairo.

Hello to you, Ben. Set the scene for us right now.

BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, right now you still have these thousands and thousands of supporters and deposed president in the northern Cairo suburb of Nasser City and right outside Cairo University. They say they will not move until the deposed president is reinstated. However, the interior ministry yesterday said that they are preparing the legal ground -- framework for those demonstrations to be broken up by the police and the army and they say that will happen very soon. And, of course, this -- that risks the repeat of the sort of scenes we saw early Saturday morning, whereas you said, dozens and dozens of people were killed, hundreds were wounded in clashes between the police and the army.

Outside those two areas, however, Cairo is fairly calm. Tahrir Square, behind me, there are a few tents out there, but, otherwise, pretty calm in this area. But those areas around the demonstrations, a lot of tension and a lot of anticipation of more trouble.

MALVEAUX: And, Ben, we know the secretary of state, John Kerry, yesterday said, this is really a pivotal moment for Egypt.


MALVEAUX: That this country is forever going to be impacted for what happens now. I mean they have to move forward here. How do they do that?

WEDEMAN: Well, that's a very good question. Now, there is an interim president. There is an interim government. But the real power in this country at the moment is with the defense minister, Abdul Fattah al-Sisi. Now, he has promised, he has put forward a road map which he came up with in consultation with various political forces. If they can manage to get the transition back to democracy going, get a new constitution, schedule parliamentary and presidential elections, many analysts I've spoken to are optimistic that Egypt can get back on track again.

But this is a very difficult moment because you have the supporters of the deposed president and the Muslim Brotherhood are now very much in the political wilderness. There is very little in the way of any attempts to bring them back into the political process. And even though they may be unpopular at the moment, for decades they have been a significant player in Egyptian politics. So if they can get the transition moving again, and somehow bring elements of the Muslim Brotherhood back in, this could be, indeed, a reset, a restarting point for the Egyptian revolution, but it's very risky at the moment.

HARLOW: Absolutely very risky and it's so unstable there and it's so important to have stability in the region and we definitely do not have that, especially where you are right now, Ben. Appreciate the reporting. Thank you.

MALVEAUX: A Spanish judge today is expected to question, this is the driver in last week's deadly crash. This was that high-speed train you might recall.

HARLOW: Yes. Police have accused Francisco Jose Garzon of reckless homicide. The judge wants to speak with him before deciding on formal charges. The deadline for that is this evening. What we know at this point, at least 78 people were killed when that train derail and then split apart.

Meantime, Pope Francis is getting ready to wrap up this visit to Brazil with mass in just a few hours. It is considered the high point of this year's World Youth gathering. And he's been there all week.

MALVEAUX: Yes, it's been an amazing trip to just watch that unfold. The pope has drawn amazing crowds. They've been screaming. They love him.


MALVEAUX: He arrived on Monday. Officials say that 3 million people packed into Copacabana Beach last night for this prayer service with them.

HARLOW: And our Miguel Marquez has been there all week with the pope. He is in Rio for us this morning.

Miguel, what's the feeling there as Pope Francis heads into the biggest event of this trip? MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (via telephone): Yes, this is - it's going to be huge. I mean it took us a while to get down here today. I am looking out over a mass of people. If you know Copacabana Beach, it's about two miles long, the whole thing. And it is, from start to finish, packed with people. The streets around Copacabana, there are pilgrims sleeping everywhere. Keep in mind, this was not planned for them to be here. They were supposed to be 30 miles away from here in Guadachiba (ph), a giant field that they had. But it's rained so much this week, it's turned into a mud pit.

Not only are there millions of pilgrims - and this one may rival Pope John Paul in the (INAUDIBLE) some years ago when he drew 4 million people. They had 3 million last night for the vigil. But they're expecting more today. You may have as many as 4 million people showing up, which is -- that would shock organizers quite heavily because they didn't expect that many. They expected more, but certainly not that many.

We also have the presidents of Brazil, Argentina, (INAUDIBLE), Bolivia and Uruguay, the vice president of Uruguay here today. Security is very, very tough at the moment. This is why I'm doing this on the phone. But it is a - it is a mass of people looking forward to hearing this final mass of Pope Francis.

HARLOW: Absolutely. It must be amazing to be there, Miguel. Appreciate the reporting. Thank you.

And we're going to bring you a lot more on the pope's message, what he's been saying all week there in Brazil, a little later in the show.

MALVEAUX: Amazing pictures.


MALVEAUX: Four million people. You can imagine that?

HARLOW: No, I can't.


And a woman accusing San Diego's mayor of sexual harassment, well, she says now that more women might come forward.


LAURA FINK, ACCUSED MAYOR FILNER OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT: There are a number of women, yes, that have been on the receiving end of this behavior.


MALVEAUX: Our interview with Laura Fink, next.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) HARLOW: Another shake-up in Anthony Weiner's run for New York City mayor. "The New York Times" this morning reporting that his campaign manager has quit. "The Times" says that the man running Weiner's campaign no longer wished to oversee it and the move comes after Weiner admitted to exchanging more sexually explicit messages and photos with young women online after he resigned from Congress in 2011.

MALVEAUX: And turning now to San Diego and the scandal involving the city's mayor. Seventy-year-old Bob Filner has apologized amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment, but he is refusing to step down, saying, instead, he will seek intensive counseling for two weeks in August. One of his accusers is Laura Fink. She worked as a deputy campaign manager when he was a congressman. Well, I spoke to Fink about the accusations.


LAURA FINK, ACCUSED MAYOR FILNER OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT: So I worked for Bob Filner in 2005. And I was at a fund-raising dinner where I was required to escort him from table to table between courses. And I stood behind him and one of the guests waiting for a pause in the conversation, and one of the guests said, you should be nice to this girl because she's worked her behind off for you. He then proceed to tell me to turn around, which I did, and he then patted me on the behind, laughed and said, nope, it's still there.

MALVEAUX: And was this the kind of thing that he would do repeatedly?

FINK: You know, this was a one-time occurrence. And I think that it stopped because I documented it immediately. I wrote an e-mail to the congressman directly and I cc'd his chief of staff, Tony Buckle (ph), and proceeded to describe the event and asked that it wouldn't happen - I asked for an apology and I also asked that it won't happen again to me or to any other member of his female staff.

MALVEAUX: And what was his response?

FINK: His chief of staff called me the next day and asked me what I wanted to do. And he ended up apologizing me, mumbling an apology, and then proceeding to tell me that, but I just really didn't understand.

MALVEAUX: I want you to get reaction here, the news conference on Friday and what he says he believes will make amends here.

MAYOR BOB FILNER (D), SAN DIEGO: I apologize to my staff and I apologize to the citizens and staff members who have supported me over many years. I apologize to the people of San Diego. And, most of all, I apologize to the women that I've offended. So beginning on August 5th, I will be entering a behavior counseling clinic to undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to begin the process of addressing my behavior.

MALVEAUX: So, Laura, a couple questions, of course. Do you accept his apology? Does he seem sincere at first?

FINK: You know, I think where you can detect whether he's sincere or not is in his commitment to action. And right now he is committing to only two weeks of therapy to address years of reprehensible behavior. And I think if he was serious about that, he would step aside and dedicate the time and the energy that it requires to make a full - to make a recovery or to address this behavior. He -- that's clearly not the case.

MALVEAUX: And this incident that you talk about eight years ago and you say you followed up and that this behavior stopped, do you think that this is something that is in his control? Do you think this is something that he could have controlled back then, or that there is something that is really wrong that he needs to address in some sort of therapy?

FINK: When I worked for him, he controlled it when he wanted to control it. And when he didn't want to control it, it got out of hand. He had a number of folks that helped him with that. Those folks are not around him now. And I think that we've seen the behavior escalate over time. As you talk to the other folks, their allegations are even more lurid than mine. So this is not something that's getting better, it's something that's getting worse.

MALVEAUX: And Irene Jackson, she came out, she filed a lawsuit first. Would you follow as well?

FINK: You know, I'm beyond the statute of limitations. It's one of the reasons I wanted to come forward because I knew that I could speak to folks like you, Suzanne, and to really get the word out so that other victims might potentially come forward.

MALVEAUX: Do you think that there are people who were aware of what took place between the two of you and that there are more people, perhaps more witnesses or more women who would come forth?

FINK: Over the year, I kept silent about my story publicly. But you run into other women who indicate that there might have been something. And eventually you end up talking about it. So I have heard a number of stories over the years. Some of which I know have been report to the sheriff's hotline in this investigation. Others who are considering coming forward. So I know that, just from my exposure to women -- and these are community leaders. These are political candidates for office seeking his endorsement. There are a number of women, yes, that have been on the receiving end of this behavior.

MALVEAUX: All right, Laura Fink, we appreciate your time this morning. And, obviously, we're going to be following up on the story and get reaction/response as well. Thank you.

FINK: Thank you so much.


MALVEAUX: And that was Laura Fink. And, Poppy, she believes that potentially the flood gates are going to open. That there will be more people who will come forward and demand more than what you have, this two weeks of therapy that he said he's going to be participating in.

HARLOW: And that's what it sounded like, she was saying that she may know more women that may come forward that haven't already. So we'll follow it closely. Thanks, Suzanne.

All right, folks, coming up next, a jewelry heist. This one's going to shock you. A former Tiffany executive helped herself to jewels and then sold them. Now, she'll pay for that crime. More straight ahead.


MALVEAUX: A former Tiffany executive with sticky fingers here.


MALVEAUX: Former VP for the luxury jeweler admits that she went what amounts to a massive shopping spree, 165 pieces of jewelry. We're talking about a lot of bling here, diamond bracelets, earrings, pendants. Authorities say the total that she stole and then sold came to $1.2 million. The former exec could go to prison for up to 10 years when she is sentenced in December.

HARLOW: And have you seen this little guy?

MALVEAUX: Oh, look at him.

HARLOW: Have you seen him anywhere? In Washington state, a soldier returned from deployment in Afghanistan to discover his dog was missing. There they are together. Apparently, a so-called friend sold the dog or gave the dog away. It's a two-year-old yellow lab. Lieutenant Harked (ph) is now taking to Craigslist and social media in hopes of finding man's best friend. So if you've seen him, go online and let him know.

MALVEAUX: I hope he finds him.

HARLOW: Me too. Absolutely.

MALVEAUX: And this weekend we've been shining the spotlight on a disease that is frightening and deadly. It ravages the body, but not the mind.


MALVEAUX: Life Fitness founder Augie Nieto talked to us about living with ALS and his passion for finding a cure. Also, our own Sanjay Gupta goes behind the mystery of this cause.


HARLOW: Bottom of the hour now. Welcome back, everyone. I'm Poppy Harlow.

MALVEAUX: And I'm Suzanne Malveaux. Here are five things you need to know for your new day. Number one, police have identified the gunman who went on a terrifying rampage in Haelea (ph), Florida. Police say Pedro Vargas set his apartment on fire, fatally shot six people, and took two hostages. He died in a shoot-out with police.

That is frightening to hear and to see. Authorities say Vargas may have had a dispute with two building managers who were among his victims.

HARLOW: No. 2, Teresa Heinz Kerry is home this morning after three weeks in the hospital. Secretary of State John Kerry's wife had suffered a seizure. The family did not release other details. She'll return to the hospital for a few outpatient treatments.

No. 3, fond memories in Washington today for former Louisiana Congresswoman Lindy Boggs. She died yesterday. She was 97 years old. She served 18 years in Congress taking the seat held by her husband after he died in a plane crash. She was actually the first woman to represent Louisiana in Congress.

MALVEAUX: No. 4, Grammy-winning songwriter and guitarist J.J. Cale has died. You might not know his name, but you probably know his music. His hit songs include "Cocaine" and "After Midnight," both made famous of course by Eric Clapton. He died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 74 years old.

HARLOW: No. 5, pastor Rick Warren returned to the pulpit at his Saddleback church this weekend for the first time since losing his son to suicide in April. His sermon was called "how to get through what you're going through." 22,000 people reportedly attended that service.

MALVEAUX: And this weekend, we've been shining a spotlight, going in depth on the disease ALS. It is a fatal disease. It kills off the motor cells, eventually taking away a person's ability to move, eat, breathe on their own. Well, right now, there is no cure, but scientists say they are getting there. The disease does not get the attention and resources like other illnesses because it's considered rare. In part, because its patients die too quickly to be counted.

I met Augie Nieto about a year a half ago, right after my mom was diagnosed with ALS, and he gives us hope. Here is his story.


MALVEAUX: Augie Nieto, once an overweight teen, became the face of fitness. Starting his career selling stationary bikes out of the back of his van, he went on to create Life Fitness, one of the largest gym equipment companies in the world. At age 39, he sold his stake for more than $300 million. Young, rich and athletic, Augie and his beautiful wife Lynne with their four children had it all.

AUGIE NIETO: Your legacy lives forever.

MALVEAUX: But at March, 2005, age 47, Augie was hit with the shocking news. He was diagnosed with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal condition that would first paralyze him, then strip him of his abilities to speak, eat, or breathe on his own. Augie attempted suicide.

A. NIETO: I didn't want to become a burden. I tried to take my own life.

LYNNE NIETO, WIFE: What Augie did was take a fistful of pills. I remember being in the emergency room after we went to the hospital in the ambulance, and just crying over him, saying if you want to die, I understand.

A. NIETO: I could hear what everyone was saying to me, even though they weren't aware I could. My son told me I was no longer his hero.

MALVEAUX: After three days in a coma, Augie woke up.

L. NIETO: Would he be disappointed to wake up and find he's alive? And indeed, the exact opposite was true. He woke up, and he was so pleased that he had a second chance at life.

A. NIETO: I made the decision that I was going to be a hero in my son's eyes again.

MALVEAUX: From that moment on, Augie never looked back. He launched Augie's Quest, a foundation which he says has raised $37 million to support research for a cure.

A. NIETO: I am probably busier now than I was before my diagnosis.

MALVEAUX: He has written two books and communicates by tapping with his toes. Using his right foot to type and his left foot to hit enter.

A. NIETO: This is my command center.

MALVEAUX: For ALS patients, the ability to community is critical.

L. NIETO: What it does is it gives that independence.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Any of these functions that you see here, I can access with my eyes.

MALVEAUX: One company, Dinabox (ph), is paving the way. Within 10 minutes, they taught me how to speak with the blink of an eye.

I said, I need something to drink. Now, how do I speak it? So hit the speak button.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I need something to drink. I need something to drink.

MALVEAUX: Oh, that's awesome. DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CNN CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: We're not entirely sure why, but the eye movements appear to be one of the last muscle groups that are most affected by ALS.

MALVEAUX: Augie continues to exercise, inspiring the fitness community like the creator of Zumba, to stay focused on the disease.

BETO PEREZ, ZUMBA CREATOR: I say, Augie, welcome to my class, I want you to do something, try to do something. He moved one leg, I think, he moved a leg like that. I say, OK, this is the Augie step. This is the Augie step.

MALVEAUX: While technology and social media are dramatically improving the quality of life for those living with ALS, researchers are feverishly working to find a breakthrough, a cure.

DR. JEFF ROTHSTEIN, ALS SPECIALIST: We've learned that not all ALS patients are the same.

MALVEAUX: At the Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Jeff Rothstein's team is studying a mutated gene that could provide clues for a cure.

ROTHSTEIN: One of the (inaudible) genes in ALS, chromosome 9, has a very unusual defect. The DNA gloms up. I call it chewing gum, sticking to things. And that deprives the cell of what it can normally do.

MALVEAUX: The hope is in stem cell research.

ROTHSTEIN: We have stem cells from patients who have this mutation, and we can look at those cells and we can see this bad DNA, and with these therapies, we can watch that stickiness go away completely.

GUPTA: You're injecting it into the spinal cord and basically saying, go fix this. Go find those motor neurons and make them work again.

MALVEAUX: Other ALS trials are testing drugs that are already on the market treating similar diseases, like M.S. But one of the big challenges is figuring out how people get ALS in the first place.

ROTHSTEIN: The vast majority of ALS is sporadic, and that's a medical term that means it just happens out of the blue.

MALVEAUX: ALS is considered a rare disease, in part because patients don't live long enough to be counted.

ROTHSTEIN: If you develop a disease and you die within a year or two or three or four, you just don't develop the population.

GUPTA: It could be much more underdiagnosed than people realize.

MALVEAUX: For Augie and Lynn, it's been an eight-year journey since Augie's diagnosis, giving these high school sweethearts even more time to grow.

A. NIETO: I think what's made me stronger is the ability to see unconditional love.

L. NIETO: It's a privilege to walk with somebody along the path that's hard.

MALVEAUX: And it's a path that so many families are forced to take.


MALVEAUX: Augie says that he is actually one of the lucky ones, because he has extraordinary resources. He's got 24-hour care. He's experimented with various drug trials as well. And he's very determined to fight the disease. It's really extraordinary to meet that couple and to see their resolve.

HARLOW: I think it's so brave of you, and I said this, to come out and tell your family's story and shed light. I certainly knew nothing about ALS, really, before seeing this series. So please, if you want to see more, you can see it on Suzanne's blog, newsroom,

MALVEAUX: You know, honestly, I didn't know anything about the disease either until my mother was diagnosed. And I've learned a tremendous amount here. But thank you for your time and your attention as well. Appreciate it.

HARLOW: You can also go there to And we'll right back.


HARLOW: Good morning, New York. Sun coming up. Looks like it's going to be beautiful day in the Big Apple. That is a live look at Central Park there, as the city wakes up after Saturday night. Mostly cloudy right now, but at least the heat wave has broken. It's been miserable in New York. Thank you, all, for joining NEW DAY, starting your new day with us. We'll show you what's ahead on your new week.

This week ahead, a lot of news. Let's start here with Monday. Coming up on Monday in Washington, Chandra Levy's convicted killer will seek a new trial. Ingmar Gondeke (ph) has always maintained his innocence. He was sentenced to 60 years in jail for the intern's death more than a decade ago. That's coming up on Monday. Let's move ahead here to Tuesday.

Tuesday, stalled nearly three years, the Israeli/Palestinian peace talks expected to resume in Washington, D.C. Ahead of those talks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is asking his cabinet to release 104 Palestinian prisoners.

All right, coming up on Wednesday, more on the NSA leaker story. The NSA surveillance program is back in the spotlight. Critics will testify before a House committee. One of the people expected to testify is Glenn Greenwald. You know that name because he's the journalist who helped break the Edward Snowden story.

And then coming up on Thursday, Ariel Castro, a name you also know. The sentencing for him in the kidnapping of those three women in Ohio. Facing life in prison, plus at least 1,000 years, that from the plea deal this week. He pled guilty for holding those three women captive in his Cleveland home for a decade. His victims will be permitted to make statements at the hearing if they would like to.

And then coming up on Sunday, happy birthday, President Obama. President Barack Obama turning 52 on Sunday.

All right. Well, this weekend, our new franchise, "The Science Behind," where we explore the why behind the what. Today's story is where science meets pretty adorable. A new dolphin study says dolphins don't just communicate with those clicks, whistles, those buzzing noises you hear. They actually call each other by unique names, kind of like humans. Our Chad Myers has the details.


CHAD MYERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: We've known for years that every dolphin has a specific and distinctive whistle, but now scientists believe that this sound they're calling out is actually a name.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can you do your signature whistle?

MYERS: To better under the science behind dolphin language, marine biologists used underwater recorders to track the signature whistles, hoping to unlock secrets to how these mammals communicate. The new study out of Great Britain shows similarities between dolphin whistles and human communication.

Do these dolphins talk to each other?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. They do interact with each other vocally. They use sounds to communicate. What the sounds mean, we don't entirely know.

MYERS: But they know.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They know. And I think what is most common with these animals, is that the sounds aren't a language, it's not a vocabulary like what we have. But like dogs barking or wolves howling in the forest, that means something to those wolves, that means something to those dogs. And dolphins are very similar in that aspect.

MYERS: To most, it would seem that dolphins are talking to each other, not just barking.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When we're under water, it is noisy, there's clicks and whistles and sounds. And because their hearing is built entirely different than ours, it's very -- it's like a chatterbox down there.

MYERS: The fact is they're not using their mouths at all. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: They don't have vocal chords, so any noises or squeaks or squawks that a dolphins makes, yes, it comes out of the blow hole on top of their head.

If you take a balloon and you blow it up, and then you pull the nozzle, you can make squeaks and squawks. That's exactly how it works. So the balloon is like their lung, and as the air is forced out of their lung, they can make certain noises through that muscular flap on their blowhole.

MYERS: So while they may not be using their mouths to communicate, it does seem that the lines of communication are open under sea.

Chad Myers, CNN, Atlanta.


HARLOW: What a cool story. Chad, thank you for that. Appreciate it. Make sure you tune in next weekend for our new segment, "The Science Behind."

MALVEAUX: And Anthony Weiner fesses up to sexting, but if he never met her, never touched her, is it really cheating? Depends on where you are in the world. We're going to tell you why.


MALVEAUX: Anthony Weiner's recent sexting scandal has a lot of folks asking, even debating what does it even mean to cheat? Well, it turns out that the answer is not so simple. It's not just for moral or ethical reasons, as well, it also depends on where you live in the world. That's right, different country, very definition of infidelity.

I want to bring in our editorial producer Nadia Bilchik, who joins us here. And you and I (inaudible) about this here, because when I covered President Clinton at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, we went to Europe, we went to South America, we went to Africa, and people were like, what is the big deal, what's wrong with you Americans? Are you sexually immature or prudish? They didn't get it, the whole cheating thing.

Well, what does it mean? Why is this so different?

NADIA BILCHIK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: South Africans didn't get the Lewinsky thing. And if you look at Jacob Zuma, who is the current president, he has four wives. Not (ph) renowned for his infidelity. And let's go to France for a moment, remember Sarkozy, Carla Bruni, his mistress? And currently, Francois Hollande left his partner, not even wife, of 27 years, Segolene Royale, and is now with his mistress. And they had a great role model, didn't they, Francois Mitterrand, who famously paraded his mistress. He was the French president for 14 years until 1995. And in fact, his wife fondly called him Francois the seducer. And invited both his mistress and his illegitimate daughter to his funeral. MALVEAUX: It just would not happen here, wouldn't go down here, but part of this is a money thing, right?

BILCHIK: Well, there is a money aspect to it. And it's interesting because you might find it surprising that men in wealthier countries, like United States and Britain, are much more cautious about infidelity because of what they have to lose, both in terms of assets, their home, their children. Whereas women in poorer countries are less prone to infidelity because of socioeconomic power.

But I must refer to this book. It's called "Lust in Translation: Infidelity Around the World." And she says, for example, in Russia, Pamela Druckerman, the author, she says in Russia, it's fine to have a tryst, as long as it's on the beach, so what stays on the beach, you know--


BILCHIK: What happens on the beach stays on the beach. And then she says in Finland, there is even a nonjudgmental word for infidelity. It's called parallel relationships.

MALVEAUX: My God. And I want to bring up one point here, though, because we were talking about this, there's nowhere in the world, right, where it's acceptable for the woman to do the cheating?


BILCHIK: What's good for the goose is not good for the gander.

MALVEAUX: Right, it's all men.

BILCHIK: And in fact--

MALVEAUX: I don't know any place in the world.

BILCHIK: Yes. And in some Middle Eastern countries, infidelity is actually punishable by death. But in this country, there's a rise in infidelity over -- amongst women. Over the last 20 years, there's been a rise by 40 percent. And that's due to socioeconomic power of women. And there are certainly more women who are socially, economically empowered, but the reality is, it's brought down empires, but it will continue. Sex, love and lust will continue to bring down politicians.

MALVEAUX: Yes, as we've seen in recent weeks here. Nadia, thank you. We could talk about this forever. But we've got to go, a really fascinating conversation.

HARLOW: Yes, that was a fascinating conversation. Thank you both.

Turning to some very sad news, one man still missing after a deadly boat crash. Mark Lennon (ph) would have been the best man in his friend's wedding in just two weeks, and the wedding will no longer take place. We'll have more on the search in a moment. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

HARLOW: Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz threw an epic tantrum apparently last night when he disagreed with the home plate umpire.

MALVEAUX: Wow. Jeff Fischel is here with more, with this morning's "Bleacher Report." Things I guess got pretty wild, he even smashed a phone, is that right?

JEFF FISCHEL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Not one, but two. That's right. Remember, these are grown men getting paid millions to play a boy's game. And sometimes, their inner toddler throws a temper tantrum and it comes out wild. Exhibit A, David Ortiz, aka Big Papi. Check this out now. On a 3-0 (ph) pitch, Ortiz steps out of the batter's box. He was expecting the umpire to call time (ph), the ump didn't, called it a strike. So Big Papi is angry on two levels. He wanted time, and felt like at the very least it should have been called a ball, (inaudible) on a walk. Two pitches later, Big Papi strikes out. And he is not happy. That's one and two. Two phone covers knocked off. He has a few friendly things to say to the umpire. Heads back out towards him. He's fended off. Eventually, throws his elbow pad out there as well. There's the damage right there. Big Papi facing a fine, no doubt.

Let's move on to golf. Hunter Mahan (ph) was looking like he was on his way to the first PGA title of the year this weekend when he got a call. His wife Candy had gone into labor early with their first child. Mahan was warming up for the third run yesterday, was in first place, but he grabbed his stuff and he was out of there. Hey, you can win a tournament another day, you can't have your first child any other time. So he was gone, ladies. It's a good move, I think. You don't want to hear about that later in life.

HARLOW: That was unreal. That's the first time I saw that video. Wow. That was unreal.

MALVEAUX: All right.

HARLOW: All right. Jeff, thank you. Appreciate it.


MALVEAUX: Well, thanks for starting your morning with us.

HARLOW: We got much more ahead on this hour of NEW DAY SUNDAY, which starts right now.


HARLOW: Good morning, everyone. Happy Sunday. I'm Poppy Harlow.

MALVEAUX: And I'm Suzanne Malveaux. It's 7:00 in the East Coast, 4:00 in the West. Thanks for starting NEW DAY with us.

However, we begin this hour with a tragedy. This is on the Hudson River. Rescue crews -- they are expected to search the river once again today for a best man, still missing after yesterday's boating accident. That led to the death of the bride-to-be. And now, the driver of the boat is facing manslaughter charges.

CNN's Alina Cho has more.


ALINA CHO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Lindsey Stewart and Brian Bond (ph) were the picture-perfect couple. The two engaged to be married were set to wed on August 10th, until they decided to take a boat ride Friday night up the Hudson River. Just minutes after leaving the marina around 10:00 p.m., the small speed boat carrying six people struck a barge. The bride-to-be and best man were ejected. The groom to-be was among the four survivors. Knocked unconscious, when he awoke, he immediately called for help.

CHIEF WILLIAM BARBERA, ROCKLAND COUNTY: There was a body recovered of a female who basically fit the description of the person who's missing.

CHO: Lindsey Stewart, the 30-year-old bride-to-be. Here she is on Facebook showing off her engagement ring. And this one with her sister.

Her mother spoke to reporters hours earlier, when there was still hope her daughter was alive.

CAROL STEWART, LINDSEY STEWART MOTHER: She's supposed to be married two weeks from today. It's just -- it just can't end like this.

CHO: What's worse, authorities say, it appears the driver of the boat, a 35-year-old man, a friend of the couple, was intoxicated. He's been charged with vehicular manslaughter and vehicular assault. A horrific ending to what was supposed to be a great night on the eve of a wedding.

BARBERA: This is horrible. We met with the families today. It's devastating, absolutely devastating.

WALTER KOSIK, LINDSEY STEWART'S STEPFATHER: They used to go to church together. They've been friends the whole time. And they fell in love about 3 1/2 years ago.

REPORTER: Was she excited?

KOSIK: Oh, yes, she did all the plans herself. That's something, a nightmare, I don't wish on any parent.


MALVEAUX: Alina joins us live.

And, Alina, I mean, it's just so heartbreaking to hear the story. It's unbelievable. The search has now been suspended. They are -- when are they going to continue?

CHO: It appears in about three hours, Suzanne. At 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, the search will resume. Crews will be back in the water behind me. They'll be in the air. They'll be looking for any sign of this missing man, the best man in the wedding.

But I can tell you -- nearly more than 30 hours after the accident, it would sadly take a miracle to find this man alive at this point. But, of course, people are still hoping for hope.

MALVEAUX: All right. And we will as well. Alina, thank you. Appreciate that.

HARLOW: Thanks so much. Our thoughts to all of them. What a tragedy.

Another tragedy, a horrible scene in Indianapolis, three people dead after a church bus crashed into a concrete barrier and flipped over. You're seeing it right there.

And witnesses say that bus didn't slow down when it entered an exit ramp on I-465 in Indianapolis. Rescuers say the driver told them that his brakes failed. Most of those on board were teenagers returning from a church camp in Michigan.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think the driver was the first one I came up on, and he was bleeding pretty bad. So I stole somebody's belt, I can't remember, and got a tourniquet on his arm and started to help out everybody else.


HARLOW: Well, that nurse and at least one doctor stopped their cars when the bus flipped to help the stunned and injured passengers. The bus was just about a while away from its destination when that crash happened.

MALVEAUX: And soggy ground. There's a new round of heavy rain that adds up to flash floods. This is across parts of western North Carolina. I want to bring our meteorologist Jennifer Delgado to take a look at all of this.


JENNIFER DELGADO, AMS METEOROLOGIST (voice-over): The slow- moving series of thunderstorms caused intense rain, damaging much of western and central North Carolina in its path. Up to 10 inches dropped across the region, causing major flash flooding and power outages, forcing cars under water, and washing out roads and bridges.

DION BURLESON, SPOKESMAN, LINCOLN CO. EMERGENCY MGMT (via telephone): It's devastated this area. There's been multiple water rescues that have taken place as well. Roads have washed away and bridges have been washed away as well. DELGADO: Many homeowners had to evacuate after a state of emergency was issued in Catawba County. Others at this apartment complex return to find their belongings destroyed.


DELGADO: Janice Gangam who recently moved into the building says she'll now have to start all over.

GANGAM: I mean, I just started over, and just got started over and got stuff, and here it is again.

DELGADO: Many areas in the region are already several inches above normal for the year in rainfall. And on top of that, with the Atlantic hurricane season now ramping up, more nasty weather can hit the Southeast in the coming weeks.


MALVEAUX: Jennifer joins from the severe weather center.

Boy, it is tough going for a lot of those folks there, Jen.

DELGADO: Absolutely. But the good news is, a lot of those flash flood warnings have expired. In fact, all of them have. And we have some flood watches this morning. But, right now, we are still tracking some light showers you can see in the western part of North Carolina.

But we are expecting maybe another quarter inch in some of those spots. The heaviest is certainly going to be well to the east of Charlotte, North Carolina. But rain for New York, it's a new day for you, and new day is going to bring rain showers and clouds.

Let's go to a live shot coming out of New York City. Good morning to you. That's the Statue of Liberty. And the Statue of Liberty is looking foggy out there.

So, expect mostly cloudy skies. The sun returns tomorrow.

Back over to our graphic here. Let's talk about your forecast for your Sunday. What's going to be happening?

Well, cooler and drier air is going to be pulling in once again into the Upper Midwest. You'll see some rain showers around for Chicago. And then for the four corners, stormy conditions for you all along that stationary front.

Here are the high temperatures for today, as I said, it really is a good looking one. Look at those temps in the 70s, Minneapolis -- I know Poppy will like that -- high of 70 degrees, 68 in Chicago. These temperatures are fall-like and more seasonable numbers. Of course, down towards the South today, high of 94 degrees in Dallas.

MALVEAUX: All right. Thanks, Jen.

DELGADO: You're welcome, guys.

It's NEW DAY, look how she gets that in.

HARLOW: Yes, beautiful day here. Beautiful day here in Atlanta. We're looking forward to it.

All right. Let's talk about Egypt now, because either side is backing down in Egypt where supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy are clashing with the military-backed government.


HARLOW: That is the scene we saw unfold over the weekend, leaving about 72 people dead. The Muslim Brotherhood claims the police opened fire on crowds of protesters. Government officials, though, are vehemently denying that. They say violent protesters wounded police officers.

MALVEAUX: And a Spanish judge today is expected to question -- this is the driver in last week's deadly crash of a high-speed train. You see him being walked over there. Police have accused Francisco Jose Garzon of reckless homicide. The judge wants to speak with him before deciding on formal charges.

CNN's Karl Penhaul, he is at the crash site.

And, Karl, what would it take for the judge to formalize these charges, and what would he be charged with?

KARL PENHAUL, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Suzanne, we're outside the courthouse now. And according to court officials, that train driver should be brought here within the next few hours, certainly before nightfall.

Now, as you rightly say, the police have accused the train driver of reckless homicide in relation to that accident. But it's really the judge who is going to have to decide. He's going it to have to weigh up what evidence is at his disposal right now. And we don't know exactly. The black boxes from the train, they were recovered the day after Wednesday's crash.

But still, nobody's opened them and gone through the contents. We know that because the transport minister told us those black boxes are still in police custody. But, you know, the judge is going to have to listen to some witness statements. He's going to have to gather other technical testimony from the train operators, from the rail line operators. And he's going to want to talk to Mr. Garzon himself in deciding whether to press formally those charges of reckless homicide.

And, right now, there may be a difficulty, because we understand from the ministry that the train driver hasn't been speaking to police. So it remains to be seen whether he's actually going to talk to the judge either, Suzanne.

MALVEAUX: All right. Karl, appreciate that. One of the things we're looking at, Poppy, is the speed, the train was coming too fast around that corner when you see that.

HARLOW: Yes, absolutely.

All right. Another shakeout, meantime, in Anthony Weiner's run for New York City mayor. "The New York Times" this morning reporting that his campaign manager has quit. "The Times" reports that the man running Weiner's campaign apparently no longer wishing to oversee it. This move comes after Weiner admitted to exchanging more sexually explicit messages of photos of young women online, even after he resigned from Congress two years ago.

MALVEUX: And warm memories this morning for Lindy Boggs. The long time Louisiana congresswoman died Saturday at the age of 97. Boggs took her husband's seat in Congress after she died in a plane crash -- after he died rather. She went on to serve nine terms fighting hard for women's rights.

For her encore, she went to the Vatican as U.S. ambassador. Boggs is known for her tell it like it is brand of politics. Many know Boggs of journalist Cookie Roberts.

HARLOW: All right. And you know what? We are just moments away from the high point of the Pope's visit, weeklong visit to Brazil. We're going to take you live to Copacabana Beach and tell you how many millions of people are expected there for mass this morning.

MALVEAUX: Wow, that would be awesome.


MALVEAUX: That is amazing. Those are Catholic cardinals and bishops from around the world. They were dancing for Pope Francis yesterday. This, of course in Rio de Janeiro.

It was part of World Youth Day. It's a gathering that wraps up with Francis celebrating mass in one of Brazil's most famous beaches. They look like they're having a great time.

HARLOW: It's like a blast.

You know, security is really tight on Copacabana Beach. Right now, extremely tight as Pope Francis prepares for this big mass. Officials say 3 million people packed the beach last night for a prayer service with the Holy Father. And even bigger crowds including heads of state from across Latin America expected for today's service.

Our Miguel Marquez is live in Rio.

Miguel, you've been there all week with the pope. Set the scene for us. What is this like?

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It is -- it is like the world's biggest beach party. It's unbelievable how many people are on this beach right now. You -- literally, you walk out of your hotel, you're stepping on people sleeping in sleeping bags on the streets, on the beach. They were packed. They were so tight on the beach, the wave where is the high tide was coming in, it was thing them and people were having to retreat on the streets.

The entire neighborhood of Copacabana is absolutely packed. They weren't planned on this, it was supposed to be in Guaratiba (ph), 30 miles away from here and they don't have enough facilities here for everybody. So, it is -- they are really -- it is testing the pilgrims' faith on this one.

And I can tell you also, on that -- the bishop's dance, that's practice for what is expected to be the biggest flash mob ever. They believe 3 million people were here last night. That number is probably debatable. They're expecting more today.

So, you may have numbers rivaling the biggest Youth Day gathering ever, which was with John Paul in Manila some years ago. It is just a massive, massive event. Presidents of four countries, with the vice president of Uruguay would be here. And the pope expected to hit very hard on this idea of going out and making disciples of all country.

If this guy wanted to come to this country and reignite interest in the church and reignite interest for those people who have left the church and might come back, he's off to a very good start -- Poppy.

HARLOW: And we're going to talk about it later in the show more. But very quickly here, Miguel, the main message you've been saying for the week, it's the poor. He's gone to favelas there. He's focused on many people who feel left out?

MARQUEZ: Let me show you. It's these people out here. He's going to tell them, go out, leave this place, take this feeling with you, take this excitement with you. And go do good works in the world. Don't about afraid, go out and work on the side of the church.

That is what they've been hammering home all week. That's what he'll hammer on now. Basically, get off Facebook, get out of the office, go out and evangelize. Bring the church back into the public consciousness, bring those sort of things back into your life.

HARLOW: What an experience. Miguel, enjoy it. We will back to you soon as this mass gets underway. Thank you.

MALVEAUX: Poppy, I wish I could be part of that flash mob. That looked amazing, right? The dance routine. Unbelievable.

We're also following this -- what made a bull orca whale Tilikum snapped and attacked his SeaWorld trainer? A chilling new film airing on CNN seeks to answer what makes six-ton whales in captivity kill? We've got a preview, up next.


MALVEAUX: SeaWorld is famous for its killer whales, tragically, Tilikum, might be the most famous. The six-ton orca is linked with the deaths of three people, including his trainer back 2010.

So, what made Tilikum snap? A chilling new documentary that will air on CNN, "Blackfish", searches for the answers. Here's CNN's Tory Dunnan.


911 CALL: We need S.O. to respond for a dead person at SeaWorld. A whale has eaten one of the trainers.

TORY DUNNAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The 911 call hinted at the horror SeaWorld Orlando, February 2010. Tilikum, a 12,000 killer whale drags trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater and dismembers her.

DETECTIVE REVERE: He never let go of the arm.

THOMAS TOBIN: The arm? He swallowed it.

DETECTIVE REVERE: He swallowed it?

DUNNAN: More than three years after that awful incident, a new documentary is out, that looks into her death, and questioned SeaWorld operations.

DETECTIVE REVERE: What happened to her really could have happened to anyone.

DUNNAN: "Blackfish" claims Brancheau's death wasn't the result of an accident. That Tilikum was involved in a death of two other people before her, one prior to SeaWorld owning the whale.

And the document's other frightening moments at SeaWorld involving different orcas.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Both whales took turns dragging her under the water. It shows how dangerous it is.

DUNNAN: John Hargrove and Jeff Bentry (ph) are among the multiple SeaWorld trainers who speak out in the film, they're accusing SeaWorld of putting profit ahead of trainer safety. And they now believe confining killer whales for a lifetime is cruel.

JOHN HARGROVE, FORMER SEAWORLD TRAINER: Captivity definitely, without a doubt, increases the stress level of these animals. Stress leads to frustration. Frustration leads to aggression.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We now live that they live in strong nuclear families to pull them out for entertainment is basically old school.

DUNNAN: The film contains what it says is archival video of young orcas captured to populate SeaWorld.

HARGROVE: It's heartbreaking. Every time you see it, it just tears your heart out.

DUNNAN: The film shows what it says are images of whales being born in captivity at SeaWorld being forcibly separated from their mothers. Ex-trainer Carol Ray told me she saw it happened once and can't forget the mother's reaction.

CAROL RAY, FORMER SEAWORLD TRAINER: The screaming and crying she did by herself in the pool that night. I cried on my way home.

DUNNAN (on camera): The filmmakers say sea world declined repeated request for an interview. Some for us at CNN.

But in a lengthy statement provided, SeaWorld blasted the film as, quote, "shamefully dishonest, deliberately misleading and scientifically inaccurate.

(voice-over): It goes on to say, quote, "SeaWorld is proud of its legacy in supporting marine science and environmental awareness in general and the cause of killer whales in particular.

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite spent two years working on black fish. She believes it's time that SeaWorld involves their parks.

GABRIELA COWPERTHWAITE, DIRECTOR: Tournament to rehabilitation released center, the sea pens where you can kind of cordon off part of the ocean cove and released whales into that so they can keep an eye. They could very heroic role in the future. I would hope that they would be inspired.

DUNNAN (voice-over): CNN Films has purchased the TV rights for the documentary. It will air on the network on October 24th.

Tory Dunnan, CNN, Los Angeles.


MALVEAUX: And again, as Tory mentioned, you can check out "Blackfish" right here on CNN, October 24th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

HARLOW: All right. When we come back, an up close look at what bears really do when they think you're not watching. Take a look.


MALVEAUX: And check this out. A hidden camera reveals what bears really do in the woods. It's kind of funny actually here. Turns out they get these itches they just can't scratch, right? You see there, they're scratching away.

The video is posted by Glenn Baylor (ph), Alberta Parks. It's almost like they're dancing here. A little bark, probably an itch here.

HARLOW: Yes, a group scratch right there.

All right. We want to bring you some really just amazing live pictures. They will be amazing in one moment, because we're going to show you Copacabana Beach. Can we bring that up, guys? Oh, there we go. Those are people. Millions, apparently, millions of people are coming to Copacabana Beach today to hear mass on the final day of Pope Francis' week-long visit there in Brazil.

MALVEAUX: It's supposed to be 4 million people. We saw Miguel Marquez there on the beach. He was so excited because they were actually practicing a dance. He said it could be the largest flash mob ever when the pope arises. That's unbelievable. Just packed.

HARLOW: So, those are just moments ago, and the pope has been making this tour of Brazil, and in Rio visiting favelas or slums there, and sending the message to the poor. I mean, he's been nicknamed "The Slum Pope."

His message is get out there, speak on behalf of the church. Work on behalf of the church and really speaking to them about their value.

And one of the things he's also been doing, his security detail really scared out of their minds. He loves the people. He gets very close to the people. You can see, the people are waiting for him. Amazing.

HARLOW: What a sight.

MALVEAUX: We're going to be back here at the top of the hour, 8:00 Eastern for more of NEW DAY SUNDAY.

HARLOW: First, though, "SANJAY GUPTA, M.D." begins right now.