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FBI Rescues Abducted Teen; Arizona Decries FEMA Fire Aid Denial; Wildfire, Floods Ravage Parts of U.S.
Aired August 11, 2013 - 08:00 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
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BRIANNA KEILAR, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): Breaking overnight, alleged kidnapper James DiMaggio is dead and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson is alive. We have details on the dramatic rescue after a week-long manhunt.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): Also new this morning, Hannah Anderson's family rejoices with word that she's safe. You're going to hear their first reactions when they got the news.
KEILAR: And another winner of the Powerball jackpot comes forward. Why she's being called one of the ocean 16.
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KEILAR: Hey there, good morning, everyone. I'm Brianna Keilar.
PAUL: And I'm Christi Paul. Eight a.m. in the East Coast, and early 5:00 a.m. in the West. We're impressed you're up for this NEW DAY SUNDAY, but glad you're with us.
KEILAR: And new this morning: a kidnapping suspect shot dead. His captive is safe after an agonizing week-long ordeal. A San Diego father will get his daughter back.
PAUL: Yes, CNN's Miguel Marquez is working the story in Cascade, Idaho. We'll also talk with CNN's Casey Wian in San Diego, where all of this began.
But, Miguel, first of all, it's over. So can you walk us through the ending here so we know what happened?
MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I can't quite hear you, but, look, this is a young woman who is physically OK according to the officials out here, but, you know, her -- she's in a Boise hospital. She's with a victim specialist from the FBI, but the physicality may be fine and physically she may be OK, but the trauma of this last week will be tough to get over.
MARQUEZ (voice-over): Exclusive CNN video of FBI hostage rescue team members and other federal agents heading out on a dramatic rescue mission. Amazingly, the teams in full tactical gear were delivered to waiting helicopters in a U-Haul van, a modest start to an enormously successful mission.
BILL GORE, SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF: Suspect James Lee DiMaggio was shot and killed. Hannah Anderson was located with DiMaggio. She appears well.
MARQUEZ: The FBI team moved in on foot to confront James DiMaggio.
(on camera): The area where these two individuals were seen is about 30 miles from Cascade. The only way to access it is by helicopter.
(voice-over): The pair was spotted first from the air near their camp site. Teams on foot then moved in.
MARY ROOK, FBI SPECIAL AGENT: Special agents with the FBI hostage rescue team, along with Salt Lake City division of the FBI, observed Hannah and the suspect near Morehead Lake at a camp site. Agents moved in to rescue Hannah. The suspect is deceased.
MARQUEZ: FBI releasing few details, saying the entire operation will now be reviewed by a team heading here from Washington with DiMaggio considered armed and dangerous and Hannah, a potential hostage. The stakes: enormous.
ANDREA DEARDEN, ADA COUNTY, IDAHO SHERIFF'S OFFICE: This is a homicide suspect that was in a very rugged area, and we had a 16-year- old girl. We have to look at the tactical issues. It is certainly a complex search.
MARQUEZ: A complex and successful operation, ending a week of fear and grief.
MARQUEZ: Now, we have a few more details about how this thing played out. Apparently, they were seen in a plane by agents in a plane. They put the crews in, the FBI agents in around the camp about two hours away. They hiked in, surrounded it. They waited until Hannah and Mr. DiMaggio had separated and then they confronted him and took him out.
Back to you guys.
KEILAR: All right. Miguel Marquez in Cascade, Idaho, following this. Thanks for that.
PAUL: And we know her father is on his way there. We have not gotten word that they've had the reunion yet. But we do want to get to San Diego where Hannah Anderson's -- the rest of her family is so happy to hear about the rescue and, of course, we were there.
KEILAR: That's right. CNN's Casey Wian is outside the sheriff's department. Casey, we know this has been a very difficult time for the family and for friends. How are they doing? Much better, we would expect.
CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, they're doing much better today, Brianna, than they were a week ago. But, boy, it has been a wild rollercoaster of emotions for the past week. And even after the last moment when they found out what happened to young Hannah and to her captor James DiMaggio. Hannah's grandmother Sara Britt telling reporters last night that when she got the phone call from Hannah's father to come over to his house to deliver the news of what happened to Hannah she thought the worst because his voice didn't sound good.
And when she got there she was overjoyed to find out that, in fact, Hannah was physically well, at least. Here's what the family had to say.
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JENNIFER WILLIS, HANNAH'S GREAT AUNT: Our baby girl. Oh, my God! I'm so glad she's safe. Oh, my God, and she's OK. She's such a strong girl.
We knew she was strong and we knew she'd make it. We knew she could do this and she did it. And --
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: She's definitely going need our support through all of this and I know it's going to be really hard and we're just going to be here for her through every step of the way.
WILLIS: I can't even cry anymore, I am so happy. I want to cry because I'm so happy, and I don't have any tears left. It's been such a hard week.
SARA BRITT, HANNAH'S GRANDMOTHER: The way it ended up for both Hannah and Jim, it's fitting. No one wants to go through years of jury trials and putting Hannah through any of that so, you know? I wouldn't want to see anyone dead, but it happened and we're -- we're excited to have our daughter -- granddaughter home.
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WIAN: Hannah's grandmother spent part of yesterday afternoon packing a bag with some of her favorite things for her father to take with him up to hide Idaho and we're expecting that reunion some time today.
KEILAR: We're wondering as well, Casey, do we have any idea exactly when Hannah is going to come back to San Diego?
WIAN: We really don't because this is a law enforcement investigation that is still under way. Law enforcement authorities are clearly going to want to talk to Hannah. She's in the hospital under evaluation.
We don't know how much time they're going want to spend with her. We don't know what kind of mental condition she's going to be in. She could be -- it's just anybody's guess as to how soon she'll be coming back. That family, though, is very anxious to have her back in the San Diego area.
PAUL: So we don't know if the family has actually spoken to her yet, is that right?
WIAN: Well, we -- as of last night her grandmother and other family member his not had a chance to speak with her. They only heard what the rest of us heard at the law enforcement news conference last night that she is physically doing fine, physically unharmed. They have not, as of late last night, had a chance to speak with her directly. They're very much looking forward to hearing her voice again.
PAUL: All right. Thank you so much, Casey Wian, for keeping us apprised on what's going on there. We appreciate it.
And we do stay with us because later this hour, we're speaking with a close friend of Hannah's to get her reaction to this developing story and give us insight about what they knew before all of this happened.
KEILAR: Yes, this is her friend Marisa who we spoke with yesterday who obviously was fearing for the very worst, hoping for the best and obviously she's going to be very, very happy to hear.
PAUL: Yes, think about this is, as teenagers to go through something like this. So I think they'll be able to help each other through it.
KEILAR: That's right.
Now, we're going to turn to severe weather. We've been seeing destructive wildfires. They're still racing through California and then you have violent floodwaters claiming more lives as well.
PAUL: Good heavens! Let's bring in Jennifer Delgado in the CNN severe weather center. All right. Just give it to us cold.
JENNIFER DELGADO, AMS METEOROLOGIS: Yes, that's right. Certainly. We want it cold especially on the West Coast where they've been dealing with wildfires.
And good morning to you.
We start off focusing on what's been happening there.
Let's go to video out of Santa Clarita where we know a fire there, it was a small one. It is now 100 percent contained as we had video earlier and we show you the raging wildfire and much of the same going for areas including Banning, California, where we've been dealing with the Silver Fire and the high temperatures over the next few days are going to be in the mid to upper 90s and they are going to be increasing with wind gusts today up to 25 miles per hour. Now, the other story is, as the ladies said to you, the flooding. Let's go to the video and the video is not the flooding -- that is the flooding there. That's the flooding right there. The remnants and the cleanup left behind through parts of Colorado when they picked up 1 1/2 inches of rainfall and the area had already tried to recover from a wildfire from last year so there was no vegetation to hold on to the water as it came down.
Meanwhile, as we go to the South, parts of the South was hit with flooding through areas, including Tennessee, the cleanup effort is still under way through both of this state. As I take you through the graphic, we still cannot go dry just yet, more rain is in the forecast. Anywhere you see any yellow and the orange shading, that's where we're going to see the heaviest rainfall over the next couple of days. Some of these locations is one to two inches of rainfall, even some areas could see higher amount. We're going to be tracking the potential for severe thunderstorms in the upper plains and we're talking damaging wind as well as hail.
And then in the Northeast, sunshine out there, and the same for the West Coast and things start to get better temperature-wise, if you're tired of the heat and humidity, this pressure in the North will have colder air. And look at these temperatures, for Chicago, you should be in the 80s, you're going to drop to the lower 70s over the next several days and the same with Wichita, but St. Louis, you'll get a break in the heat and humidity in the next three days.
Back over to you guys.
KEILAR: That looks fantastic.
PAUL: I'll take it.
KEILAR: All right. Jennifer Delgado, thank you for that.
DELGADO: You're welcome, guys.
KEILAR: We know there's no love lost between Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and President Obama. They're not besties, I guess you can say. And although they did meet the other day, things look OK. But they have an issue and it's not looking like relations are going to improve any time soon.
PAUL: Yes, but a lot of that is because wish wash's turned down Arizona's request for money to help people recover from the devastating wildfire, remember that earlier this summer?
CNN's Rene Marsh is live in Washington with more of these details.
Rene, what do we know about why this isn't going through?
RENE MARSH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, this is what they're telling us, Christi and Brianna. The Obama administration is essentially saying no to Arizona's request that the damage from that deadly fire be declared a major disaster. Now, FEMA says too many homes and businesses were already covered by insurance and that is triggering anger in Arizona.
If you remember, 19 firefighters died, more than 100 homes destroyed and more than 8,000 acres burned in the Yarnell Fire. President Obama pledged support and so did Vice President Biden, but they weren't specific.
And now that FEMA has denied Arizona's request for the federal money to rebuild, Governor Jan Brewer is angry. She took to Twitter tweeting, "Very disappointed that Obama administration has rejected our request for federal assistance for the Yarnell Fire when so many families need help."
Now, Arizona Senator John McCain also upset. FEMA did provide money, though, to help with the fire fighting efforts and it won't free up money for victims who lost homes. And the agency tells Brewer that the damage to the homes, it just was not as severe -- it wasn't to the magnitude that the state cannot afford to pay for it.
You guys talked about it off the top. Brewer, who is a Republican, she's had a frosty relationship with President Obama, including that finger-wagging incident we saw last year.
KEILAR: Oh, yes.
MARSH: Well, you can bet that FEMA's recent decision certainly is not going to patch things up, but we do know that they have 30 days to appeal.
KEILAR: And, FEMA, right, Rene, they say we have a process we go through where we look it to see where folks who lost property are insured and they kind of have a formula. I mean, we see them granting funds a lot of times, but they're sort of saying, right, we have a formula we go through and this doesn't hit the mark.
MARSH: Exactly. FEMA is saying, look, this all comes down to the rules and by law they cannot duplicate benefits provided by insurance companies or other federal agencies and again, they're saying most of the people there who lost their homes already had insurance so they can't double dip, so to speak. And that's why FEMA is saying no to the federal funding to rebuild.
KEILAR: All right. Thank you, Rene, for that report.
PAUL: More winners of the $440 million Powerball jackpot, they're OK with letting you know who they are now.
KEILAR: Yes, you might want to check your numbers still, though, but there's still another winner that hasn't claim their prize. Is it you? Not me.
PAUL: Not me either.
KEILAR: I didn't buy my ticket.
PAUL: Come on!
KEILAR: I mean, what I can do?
PAUL: OK, look at this. This kid might want to test his luck at the lotto, too, because we're going to tell you how a 12-year-old came across this honey brown diamond in Arkansas.
PAUL: Hey, rise and shine, sleepy heads in New York City. Maybe it may be a good day for a walk in the park, 83 degrees today, I believe, I remember hearing and some gorgeous sunshine so get out there and enjoy it while you can.
KEILAR: Yes, not bad for August. My goodness.
OK. So, not far from there, you have a group of New Jersey workers and they're feeling a whole lot richer this morning.
PAUL: Yes, 16 people have claimed their share of the winning Powerball prize worth a whopping 448 million bucks.
KEILAR: Sure, not a problem, right? I can do that.
CNN's Deb Feyerick, she can do that, I think. She joins us live from New York. What can you tell us about the latest winners, Deb?
DEBORAH FEYERICK, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, the first thing I can tell you is they're very, very so very lucky. That means they're also likely to have a lot of new BFFs, best friends forever. They're the Ocean 16. They work together at the Ocean County vehicle maintenance facility in Toms River, New Jersey.
And whenever the jackpot enters, you know, this crazy money range, the colleagues apparently each kicked in six bucks to buy tickets at the nearby Acme Market and they all showed up to work Thursday morning.
And winner Susan Nichel described her feeling saying she's very thankful and up in the clouds. She spoke to ABC News.
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SUSAN NICHEL, POWERBALL WINNER : My co-worker, Elaine, came out and shook me and said "We did win." I want my husband to retire. I'm not, but I want him to. He's worked a long time.
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FEYERICK: Now, Nichel and her family were among who were hit hard by super storm Sandy last October, seven feet of water just sweeping through their storm, so this money comes at a very good time for them and there were three winners, each ticket worth $149 million.
Paul White from the Minneapolis area that like Nichel, he plans to keep on working.
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PAUL WHITE, POWERBALL WINNER: I don't think I could wake up every day without having to go somewhere, so what that ends up being, I'm not sure. It might be -- I don't know. Honestly, at this point I don't know.
It's just too surreal at this point. I mean, I don't think you guys can understand how, it's just amazing to me. It's just amazing! I mean, no worries anymore. It's crazy.
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FEYERICK: I can't understand, but boy would I like to.
PAUL: Wouldn't we all?
FEYERICK: So, no worries. That's the best thing about all of this and as a single purchaser he gets to keep the $149 million sort of, kind of, you know, the lump sum option brings it down to $86 million, after taxes it winds up closer to $58 million, but for the Ocean 16, what that means is they each walk away with about $3.5 million. Clearly, a life-changing amount, if they invest it well -- guys.
PAUL: We're still waiting for the third winner, right, to figure out at least let us know who they are.
KEILAR: Did you buy a ticket, Deb?
FEYERICK: Yes, as discussed, we're all here. It's our work ethic I believe that keeps us together day in and day out.
FEYERICK: Exactly, hallelujah.
Well, it was not me, but it was sold in my home state of New Jersey, South Brunswick, to be precise. It was stop and shop and each of the stores get a percentage of the winnings and that's good news for them -- Christi, Brianna.
PAUL: I'd keep working, until the check cleared, maybe.
KEILAR: I'd keep working and nothing would really sort of bother me. Knowing that you didn't have to, but you would I think would be sort of freeing in a way.
PAUL: He's right, though --
FEYERICK: Financial peace of mind. Financial peace of mind would be great. You live off the interest.
PAUL: There's a lot to be said for waking up to have something to do. Not having a goal.
KEILAR: I wouldn't say I wouldn't take the occasional unpaid vacation, that might happen, probably.
FEYERICK: I would see you in a year when I got back from traveling the world.
PAUL: All right. Deb, thank you!
OK. Talking about hitting the jackpot, this 12-year-old boy in Arkansas, look at what he got. Michael Detlap (ph) unearthed a 5.16 carat diamond while gem mining. He was searching for ten minutes when he came across this honey brown treasure. You can see how big it is there compare to the quarter.
We're not sure what it's worth just yet, but it's the 27th largest diamond found in Arkansas crater of diamond state park since 1972. Speaking of vacation, I think I'm going for --
KEILAR: I could go for a diamond hunt, sure, why not?
Well, Tiger Woods, you know, he was hoping for a miracle at the PGA golf championship. But while he struggles, he's tied way back at 48th place and we'll tell you who has a chance of getting to win. That is next on NEW DAY.
KEILAR: Could it finally be time? Because the leader in today's PGA championship hasn't won a major in ten years.
PAUL: Yes, but he's just 18 holes away from breaking that streak.
Joe Carter has more on "The Bleacher Report" update.
JOE CARTER, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi. Good morning, guys.
Yes, Jim Furyk is who we're talking about. He's got a one-shot lead which means there are a number of golfers within striking distance. It's pretty much a wide-open day today. So it makes for good TV viewing for the golf fans out there.
And win or lose, though, Jim Furyk has got a great back story, and he's certainly putting up a great fight this week. You have to keep in mind this guy did not make the cut at the British open and he missed the cut at the U.S. Open But right now, he's so close to winning his first major since 2003.
And then you got Tiger Woods. He's won a lot of tournament this year, but he failed winning the majors. He missed several remarkable putts yesterday and he knows it.
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TIGER WOODS, PRO-GOLFER: It's not joyous, that's for sure. You know, it's just one of those weeks where I didn't quite hit it well enough and didn't make enough putts.
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CARTER: Well, according to an ESPN report, the Yankees' front office plans to dock Alex Rodriguez one day's pay for seeking a second opinion on his quad injury. The loss of one day pay means A-Rod will lose more than $150,000. That one day figure subtracted from the $28 million in total salary that the Yankees are paying him this season. He's appealing his 211-game suspension and he's back in the lineup against the Tigers.
And, finally, the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers, these guys have won four of the last eight super bowls and the franchises, and last night they both played their first pre-season game of the season and look at this guy, Victor Cruz. He's got a great story. Three years ago he came to Giants training camp a long shot just to make the team.
And this past summer, he signed five-year, $43 million contract and the giants hoping he'll do more of that salsa dancing and by the way, guy, the NFL season for those that are wondering starts in 28 days.
That's your "Bleacher Report," back to you.
KEILAR: All right. We're looking forward to it. Joe Carter, thank you.
CARTER: You bet.
KEILAR: You know, people are downright miffed and annoyed. Some are despondent, right, because of this battle that's going on right now between CBS and Time Warner Cable.
PAUL: I mean, we're talking about more than 3 million customers around the country that can't see CBS and more specifically that PGA championship going on this weekend.
Brian Stelter was on "NEW DAY FRIDAY" and he says there is still hope.
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BRIAN STELTER, GUEST HOST, CNN'S RELIABLE SOURCE: They are negotiating again and it reminds me of some high school relationship where the girl and buy stop talking for a few days and now they're talking so maybe they'll get back together. I have to wonder, in the few days, maybe there will be a deal now that they're negotiating again. But in the meantime, the reputation of these companies as expected are declining. The poll came out yesterday to show that Time Warner Cable has been hit harder than CBS among the public, but CBS has taken a beating, too. Viewers come away disliking both sides in these fights.
MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: How much can the people at home that have those remote controls in their hands? How much can their patience be tested? We have football season around the corner. People will vote with their remotes.
STELTER: Even this weekend, you know, big golf tournaments on CBS and viewers in New York and L.A won't watch it unless this is resolved. We can vote with our remotes and we can pressure Congress and the legislators to do something about this, because although right now, you know, in Congress, there isn't much interest in picking these laws that govern how this happens. Maybe in the future, these laws will be reformed, not going to affect this fight, but it might affect fights on the road.
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PAUL: We'll keep you posted on this, but for a preview of what's coming up at the half hour, I want to go out West to CNN's Miguel Marquez in Idaho and Casey Wian in San Diego.
We're going to start with Miguel here. Hey, Miguel.
MARQUEZ: Hello there, we are in cascade Idaho and I'll have more details on the incredible rescue of Hannah Anderson that took place not far from here.
And my colleague Casey Wian has more from San Diego -- Casey.
WIAN: Thank you, Miguel.
I'll have more coming up on Hannah Anderson's family reaction to her rescue and the grief they are still struggling with. Back to you.
PAUL: You've both been working so tirelessly. Thank you for bringing us the latest. Thanks to you both.
We'll see you in just a bit.
KEILAR: Hey, everybody 8:32 in the East. Welcome back. I'm Brianna Keilar.
PAUL: And I'm Christi Paul. I'm so glad to have your company.
Here are five things you need to know for your NEW DAY.
Number one: now that the week-long kidnapping ordeal is over the FBI is expected to question Hannah Anderson about what happened. The 16-year-old is at an Idaho hospital right now, safe, we're happy to tell you. Her suspected captor James DiMaggio is shot dead in the Idaho wilderness by an FBI tactical agent. We're going to have more in a live report in just a second.
KEILAR: And then number two, crews in Colorado are still searching for three people missing from dangerous flooding. Another man was found dead along a flooded highway and high water is being blamed as well for deaths in Oklahoma, South Carolina and Missouri. Meantime, residents across the central U.S. are cleaning up after powerful storms left water standing several feet deep in some places.
PAUL: Number three most of the U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed last week because of a terror threat are opening their doors today. Now the State Department said 18 of the 19 diplomatic posts in the Middle East, Africa and Asia are reopening, however, it's the embassy in Yemen that will continue to be closed because of concerns of a possible attack.
KEILAR: And number four, Arizona may appeal FEMA's decision to deny money for fire relief. The state asked for help to rebuild after that devastating wildfire earlier this summer near Prescott. There were 19 firefighters, you probably recall, that perished. More than 100 homes were destroyed and FEMA told Governor Jan Brewer that the state should be able to pay and should be able to cover for the damage to those uninsured homes.
PAUL: And number five, there are some more details we're getting from the crash of that small plane into a Connecticut home in the pictures. Authorities say two children in the house were killed -- a 1-year-old and her 13-year-old sister. A man and his 17-year-old son were on the turboprop plane and both of them died, as well. They were from the Seattle area we know but no word yet on why the plane crashed.
KEILAR: Terrible story.
Now more on that incredible rescue of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.
PAUL: CNN's Miguel Marquez is working the story in Cascade, Idaho. He has been working it all night long along with CNN's Casey Wian in San Diego where all of this began. So Miguel let's start with you real quickly. What do we know about how this rescue operation unfolded?
MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, textbook from what I can tell. Absolutely amazing the way it ended and I think a lot of people did not think it was going to end this way. They were -- the two, the pair were spotted near this lake where they had been seen by the horse rider some days before in a -- in a plane by FBI agents. They then moved in agents by helicopter about two hours by foot away from that camp site.
They hiked in so that DiMaggio wouldn't hear them coming, they surrounded the camp site and waited until he and Hannah were separated and then confronted him and took him out. And they kept Hannah off to one side and then ferried her off to a hospital in Boise where she is now just incredible that this thing has played out this way. Back to you guys.
KEILAR: Miguel thank you so much. Let's get out to Casey in San Diego. What are you hearing from Hannah Anderson's family? They must be elated.
CASEY WIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, they're absolutely elated Brianna that Hannah Anderson is safe at least and sound at least physically. But that elation is tempered by some grief. Of course, they have lost Hannah's young brother Ethan, eight years old and the mother of those two children, Christina.
Hannah's grandmother was talking yesterday about how she went to the apartment that they shared and was cleaning it out and went into Ethan's room and found one of his favorite toys and it was a stuffed doll, Sponge Bob Square Pants. Here's what she had to say about that.
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SARA BRITT, HANNAH'S GRANDMOTHER: This morning we went to my daughter's apartment and had to start going through some things and -- this is Ethan's. I opened the door and he sleeps with this every night and so -- I told my husband, move over because he's moving in.
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WIAN: It's unimaginable what this family has been through over the last week. The roller coaster of emotions and it's equally unimaginable what they're have to go through to heal or at least try to heal from all of this. Back to you two.
PAUL: Yes Casey Wian, thank you so much. We appreciate you keeping us informed.
KEILAR: So this morning Hannah Anderson is safe and her suspected captor dead as you just heard Casey report. We'll be asking Hannah's close friend about the dramatic end for what's been a nightmarish week for the young girl and also for all of the friends and family around her. We have that next.
PAUL: Hey, are you seeing rain out of your window today? Well there is some major flooding across a good chunk of the country. The question is how long it's going to last before we get some relief?
KEILAR: I know and let's bring in our meteorologist Jennifer Delgado. She's in the CNN Severe Weather Center to tell us what it's going to look like today and also tomorrow for commuters.
JENNIFER DELGADO, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Absolutely. You know it seems like we've gotten so much rain really for the whole entire summer and more rain is on the way. I want you to see some video coming out of Branson, Missouri of some of the devastation that was left behind after days of heavy rainfall. You can see people driving through flooded streets. This looks mild in comparison and some of the video we've been seeing coming out of Colorado, Tennessee and of course, the rain has been tremendous over the last several days. Some locations 15 inches.
Back over to our graphics here so that's what's been happening over the last several days but as we go through Sunday as well as to Monday. Yes you have to go back to work and you know it guys Christi, I think you can attest to this. A lot of kids are going back to school tomorrow. We feel for them for they have to go back to school because this means summer's coming to an end.
But for tomorrow, if they're going to be heading the door expect more rainfall especially parts of Tennessee Valley as well as the southeast one to two inches of rainfall they certainly don't need it. But there is a sign that it's going to feel like fall because we have all this cold air and it's going to be spilling in courtesy of another cold front.
And look what's going to happen as we move into Tuesday into Wednesday and notice those temperatures drop down into the 70s and it's the same for areas including St. Louis as well as into Wichita. So some good things happening out there but unfortunately we still need to dry things out.
KEILAR: Yes and maybe some of the kids can wear their new jeans back to school because it's going to be in the 70s.
PAUL: I know.
DELGADO: Oh nice -- something to make it better.
KEILAR: Jennifer Delgado, thank you.
DELGADO: You're welcome.
PAUL: Thank you.
All righty. It's good stuff.
KEILAR: It is "The Good Stuff". You know lots of kids mow lawns during the summer for a little extra money.
PAUL: That's actually how 11-year-old Dyllon Orthman from Texas is spending his summer. He's mowing as many lawns as he can find, but he's not keeping a penny. It's all going to Moore, Oklahoma tornado relief. Apparently Dyllon was moved to do something after seeing the destruction firsthand of that powerful tornado. Remember in May that thing killed 25 people.
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DYLLON ORTHMAN, MOWING FOR MOORE, OKLAHOMA: At first I was actually a little depressed when we went. I almost cried when I seen the damage. Everybody could help. Little kids, big kids, even grown- ups, just one step at a time.
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PAUL: Good stuff from a good kid. Dyllon mowed and mowed and mowed some more. Some 87 lawns in two months and he reached his first goal of $2,000. So he raised it to $3,000 and then he hit that, too and then so many were so moved by Dyllon's gesture, their donations took him up to $16,000 for Moore. Whatever you do, don't tell Dyllon that his mom put him up to it.
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ORTHMAN: A lot of people say my mom is making me, but I actually decided to mow for Moore, Oklahoma. I worked in 104 degrees. Yes that didn't stop me. I'm still going on my feet. My dad always says you're going to work me to the bone, Dyllon.
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PAUL: Oh bless his heart. And you what? I think mom might not need to take credit because she's pretty proud right?
KEILAR: I imagine isn't he just the cutest and just what a good little heart he has. Everyone can help. Little kids, grown ups.
PAUL: We need lots of little boys like that.
KEILAR: Yes so next stop we're going to go to a story out of Canada that all started a few day ago.
This guy walks into a Tim Horton's Coffee Shop in Edmonton and he bought cups of coffee for the 500 people behind him.
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One customer coming and he said I want to buy 500 coffees and I was, like, why? And he was like, "No reason."
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KEILAR: Ok so that could be the end and that would still maybe the good stuff, right? But no since those first 500 cups it has been repeated by different people again and again at Tim Horton's all across Canada. So 500 cups purchased in Blare Moore, 500 cups in Ottawa, hundreds of cups in Calgary, Chestermere, High River. Thousands of cups given out and all and before you think, you know what? Maybe this is just some scheme dreamed up by the folks at Tim Horton's. It's like PR kind of stunt.
They say no, it's not. They say this is just random people offering to buy coffee for strangers and here's the best part about it. Tim Horton's says that the people who are getting the free coffee then are overwhelmingly taking their money and they drop it in the donation box there at the restaurant and that's to go toward underprivileged children.
PAUL: I love it.
KEILAR: Yes paying it forward.
PAUL: You know amen to that.
PAUL: All righty. CNN's Candy Crowley is on deck with STATE OF THE UNION. She's going to be talking politics and baseball. Yes both, a preview coming up.
KEILAR: It's Sunday so I'm sure you're getting ready for your "Week Ahead" and in the news, we have a pretty busy one.
On Monday we're watching for the verdict. Continuing in the trial of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger. He's accused of racketeering, extortion, being involved in 19 killings. Now, so far jurors have deliberated for 28 hours over four days, so they'll keep going then.
And then on Wednesday we have the Republican National Committee. They are heading to Boston for their summer meeting. You've got New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. He's among those who are scheduled to speak and the whole theme of the four-day event is making it happen.
Wednesday, a busy day. Also, we're awaiting for the sentencing for Jesse Jackson, Jr., former member of Congress as well as his wife and this is going to take place in a D.C. courtroom. Prosecutors want a sentence of four years in prison for Jackson for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds.
And then on Friday, we have a good story for you. It is back to school in Moore, Oklahoma. Public schools there have been closed since May when that massive tornado struck the city. Makeshift schools had been set up for the ones that were destroyed. So that's a good thing that you have coming on Friday. I'm sure that those guys are ready to get back to school.
And then on Sunday in San Diego, the "Recall Bob Filner" campaign will start collecting signatures. Eleven women now have accused the mayor of sexual harassment and so that's going to be an interesting day as they try to get him to go -- Christi, over to you.
PAUL: All right. Brianna, thank you so much.
We want to see what's ahead at the top of the hour on CNN's "STATE OF THE UNION". Candy Crowley here with a preview; good morning to you -- Candy.
CANDY CROWLEY, CNN HOST: Good morning.
You know, of course, we're going have updates on the Hannah Anderson story. So many of these stories don't end on an up note, certainly the survival of Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old who was allegedly kidnapped by the man who also killed her mother and her brother is one of those stories that brings a little light to what has otherwise been a brutal story. So we want to keep updated on that.
Otherwise we also have RNC chairman Reince Priebus with us this morning. I wanted to talk to him a little bit about what we're seeing in these town hall meetings now where Republicans are going home, some of them being pushed to keep the government moving and approve an interim budget; others being pushed not to do so unless Obamacare is defunded. So the first fight we may see come September when Congress is back Republican versus Republican.
We also have James Clyburn. He is our number -- he's in the Democratic leadership on the House side. We want to talk to him about whether he is now satisfied given what the President said about the National Security Agency's programs.
But I have to tell you one other thing and that is that Bernie Banks will join us. We'll have a little conversation with him and with Ken Burns about the future of baseball and the boys of summer. So we look forward to having them here.
PAUL: Full plate. All right -- Candy Crowley.
CROWLEY: What can I tell you?
PAUL: Thank you so much. Good to see you.
PAUL: And stay here for "STATE OF THE UNION" with Candy Crowley. It starts at the top of the hour 9:00 a.m. Eastern right here on CNN -- Brianna.
KEILAR: Thanks Christi.
You know, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is recovering from hernia surgery this morning. The 63-year-old was taken to a hospital in Jerusalem yesterday after he complained he was having pain. According to his spokesman, the overnight surgery went well. There were no complications and his weekly cabinet meeting though has been postponed. Mr. Netanyahu is expected to leave the hospital later today.
PAUL: The music world has lost a legend. Singer Eydie Gorme died and best known for her 1963 hit, "Blame it on the Bossa Nova", Gorme sang alongside her husband, remember, Steve Lawrence, for years. She's also gained fame in the Spanish music market with her 1964 song "Amor". Gorme's publicist says Lawrence died Saturday in Las Vegas after a brief illness. She was 84 years old.
Is that hot weather making you cranky? There might be some science behind it, believe it or not. That's coming up.
(COMMERCIAL BREAK) PAUL: Be honest, do you ever feel, shall we say, short tempered on those really hot, summer days? Well, a new study shows hot weather actually impacts our world in a big way. Researchers say there's a link between climate change and human behavior. CNN's Jennifer Delgado has more in our new weekend series, "The Science Behind".
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JENNIFER DELGADO, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Whether it's politicians behaving badly or civil unrest half way around the world.
REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: We're getting reports from state media that anywhere from 10 to 23 people were killed.
DELGADO: It's clear that violence has no borders. But now scientists from the University of California-Berkeley have determined that the world could turn into an even more violent place with murders, assaults and even wars to rise if extreme weather occurs with greater frequency.
SOLOMON HSIANG, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-BERKELEY: We think that our evidence suggests that conflict could be a critical and important impact of climate change on future societies and that we want to take it seriously and consider what the world will look like in the future and whether or not our actions today can actually be affecting the safety of people.
DELGADO: Floods, heat waves or droughts can spur conflict, and song says violence could sharply increase.
HSIANG: When we think about anthropogenic climate change, climate change in the future, what we have done is we calibrated our results to what we expect to observe with about two degrees warming by 2050, we would observe roughly somewhere eight percent to 15 percent more interpersonal violence in most locations around the world and roughly 30 percent to 50 percent more intergroup conflict.
DELGADO: Researchers also looked at how ancient civilizations may have been impacted by climate change by studying layers of mud in the ocean and lakes or taking information from old trees, establishing a link between past climates and the collapse of major civilizations like the Mayan Empire.
HSIANG: We were surprised by the strength of our results and that we were able to observe these types of relationships around the world, across different populations and throughout human history.
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PAUL: And I want to thank CNN's Jennifer Delgado reporting there. Be sure to tune in next weekend for our new segment "The Science Behind" -- Brianna.
KEILAR: You know, in Australia, a happy reunion this week. This seven-year-old boy went missing during a family picnic. It is winter there, you'll remember and he was lost overnight in the wild and wore only this hooded sweatshirt and cargo pants and he survived. And he said to his parents that a kangaroo came up to him and kept him warm.
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ETIENNE KRUGER FATHER: The kangaroo came closer to him and ate the flower from him. The kangaroo fell asleep next to him. And I think God sent a kangaroo to keep him warm.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I think that it's a miracle. When I smell his jacket, kangaroo -- bush and kangaroo.
KEILAR: Now, rescuers found Simon Krueger nearly 24 hours after he wandered away from his family and he was found less than half a mile away. So not too far.
PAUL: Oh my God. Thank goodness.
KEILAR: Isn't that cute?
PAUL: That's sweet.
And we think dogs are man's best friend.
KEILAR: Kangaroos, so adorable.
Well, thank you so much for watching today. It was so fun to be with you, Christi.
PAUL: I know. Thank you. We'll coordinate again next week too, right?
KEILAR: Yes, definitely.
PAUL: Total clue.
"STATE OF THE UNION" with Candy Crowley starts now. Go make some great memories today.