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Morsy Supporters Brace for Government Crackdown; Hannah Anderson Rescued; Jason Dufner Wins PGA Championship; Anti-Hillary Website Game Causing Controversy; Russia's New Anti-Gay Propaganda Laws Show Stark Social Divide; Curtis Fields Uses iPhone Instrument to Get Record Deal

Aired August 12, 2013 - 08:00:00   ET


KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. And welcome to News Stream where news and technology meet.

Now supporters of Egypt's ousted president brace for conflict, worried that the army is preparing to crack down on their demonstration.

One dead and dozens missing as the strongest storm of the year smashes into the Philippines.

And we'll meet a musician who scored a record deal by using his iPhone rather than traditional instruments.

Now supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy are bracing for a crackdown.

Now some demonstrators have fortified their camps with sand bags, tires, and bricks in anticipation, but so far there has been no sign of action by security forces.

Now it is all being driven by the interim government's threat to remove the protesters who have been camped out for weeks.

Now Reza Sayah joins us live from Cairo. And Reza, no sign of action, but is there a feeling there that a crackdown is going to happen?

REZA SAYAH, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: I think there is, Kristie. You get the impression that a lot of people are concerned and there's this anticipation that a crackdown could happen. But at this point, no sign of a crackdown, at least not yet.

I think a lot of people here in Egypt thought a crackdown could come this morning at dawn, but morning came, but a crackdown did not.

We're at the entrance of the main sit-in in Rabaa al-Adawiya in east Cairo. And as you can see, this barrier, this makeshift brick wall, is still standing.

And if you look down Nasa Street (ph), about a half a kilometer away, that's where the demonstration is, that's where the sit-in is. And between here and there, there's about four additional brick barriers, all of them are intact, all of them are still standing. And the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsy, they're still standing as well.

Many thought this crackdown would come this morning because of several reports that sparked rumors. But those rumors didn't seem to make these supporters of the former president afraid. In fact, many hopped on buses in villages, in towns outside of Cairo and they made their way here in a show of solidarity.


MOHAMED GOMAA, MOHAMED MORSY SUPPORTER (through translator): I heard of news reports that a security source said the sit-in of Rabaa al-Adawiya would be broken up on Monday. As soon as I heard this, we gathered on a bus and drove here from Meniya (ph). And two more buses are coming from Meniya (ph) today.

We're not afraid of their threats and the psychological war on us. We are prepared to die for legitimacy, and for our constitution and our freedom.


SAYAH: Back live here in East Cairo. So again, no sign of a crackdown happening, so what you have now is the continuation of this high stakes waiting game in this political conflict. We're on one side, you have the military-backed interim government. On the other side you have the Muslim Brotherhood, supporters of the ousted President Mohamed Morsy, Kristie. And still not clear how this conflict is going to be resolved.

LU STOUT: Now you're reporting live at the site of the main protest sit-in camp. No sign of a crackdown there, but we can see around you the bricks that the protesters have set up to fortify their camp. Could you tell us more about the people inside the camps? We heard from one of them just then. It looked like there was a small boy next to him. Are there families with children inside there?

SAYAH: Absolutely. There's no question about it.

What's happened as we see people come in and out of this sit-in, what's happened over the past five-and-a-half weeks is that this sit-in has mushroomed into a small town where you're seeing families, women, children. It was the Eid holidays over the past four days. And we saw more children here than we've seen before. And I think if you look at this demonstration now, there's all kinds of indications that if there is going to be an operation, if there's going to be a crackdown launched by security forces, they're going to have a very difficult time avoiding any kind of violence, avoiding an ugly situation.

And you have to think, they're thinking about that right now. They're considering how to go about clearing out this place, because it doesn't seem like it's going to be easy, Kristie.

LU STOUT: You know, anticipation is high for a crackdown, and one that could be potentially very violent. But have there been talks to avoid that? I mean, what kind of dialog to avoid a violent confrontation there at the camp?

SAYAH: What's alarming at this point, there's really no hard evidence that these two sides are actually talking to one another directly. There was about a 10-day stretch where the international community involved, led by Washington, the European Union. They tried to get these two sides to sit down, make peace, reconcile, that didn't work.

Last week, the interim president here, Adly Mansour said the mediation efforts were a failure. Then the prime minister came and said the crackdown that they promised, the operation to clear this place out, that would happen, and that would be irreversible.

And then last night, you had the rumors, sparked by reports by the associated press, Reuters, that the operation could take place this morning. Of course this morning came and the crackdown did not. That's why much of Egypt, including us, are waiting to see where this conflict goes, Kristie.

LU STOUT: All right, Reza Sayah joining us live on site of this main pro-Morsy protest camp. Thank you very much indeed for that update Reza.

Let's remind you where these pro-Morsy camps are located around Cairo. Now one is in the eastern suburb of Naser City. It's an area considered the Muslim Brotherhood's base. And the sit-in around Rabaa al-Adawiy mosque, it covers several city blocks.

This was the scene earlier on Monday, the demonstrators continue to ignore the orders to leave. And their camp has turned into something of a small town, complete with a community clinic, a kitchen, barber shop, and even a daycare center.

Now, remember the mosque is near the presidential palace and the Republican Guard barracks. It has seen deadly clashes in the past month.

Now the other main pro-Morsy camp is across the Nile River in Nahda Square near Cairo University. And 10 days ago, Egyptian state TV reported security forces would prevent people from entering the area.

Now the interior ministry refused to confirm that. But this picture from Sunday, it clearly shows troops around the outskirts of the square.

Now we're going to move to another major story in the Middle East now. Israel has announced that it will release 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of this week's peace talks. Now Israel says that they are the first of more than 100 long-term Palestinian and Arab-Israeli prisoners to be freed depending on the progress of the negotiations.

But those talks could be over before they begin. Now critics say another announcement by the Israeli government over the weekend could derail them completely.

Let's get more now from Vladimir Duthiers who joins us on the phone from Jerusalem. And Vlad, tell us about this announcement about the Israeli settlement plan.

VLADIMIR DUTHIERS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Hi Kristie. Well, in fact, yesterday evening, the Israeli government announced plans that they intend to build more than close to 1,000 settlements in areas in the West Bank. Now the Benjamin Netanyahu spokesman told CNN that these -- that these settlements were actually -- are actually going to be built in areas that would remain part of Israel regardless of the peace negotiations, the ultimate peace plans that would take place.

But Saeb Erekat also talked to CNN. Saeb Erekat is the chief Palestinian negotiator. He told CNN that the proposed settlements are unacceptable. And in fact, he has gone so far as to say that he is going to decide -- this he told us last night -- that it would take him about 24 hours to decide if the peace negotiations would continue.

Now, again, going back to what the prime minister spokesman told CNN, he said that he felt that the Palestinian outrage over these proposed settlements was mere bluster, that in some cases many of the settlements have already been agreed upon that they were going to be built and that this really wasn't necessarily new settlements that they were proposing.

But certainly as you mentioned in the open, this certainly as the peace talks, resumed negotiations on Wednesday, certainly casts an ominous shadow over these talks. After all, this is -- this was a major sticking point, a major thorn in the side of both negotiators back in 2010 when talks fell then.

So clearly the Palestinians are quite outraged by what they see as -- you know, Palestinians feel that because the Israelis are releasing these 26 prisoners, that this is another way to sort of throw the negotiations off course, whereas the Israelis say that they are still looking forward to negotiations. They still plan on carrying forward with the talks. And that everything is on the table, but in this case, these settlements are going to be built in parts that would remain part of the Israeli state, Kristie.

LU STOUT: You know, it does cast a major shadow on these upcoming talks, so why did Israel make this settlement announcement? Was it a political gesture to appease critics at home on the back of the prisoner release and the upcoming talks?

DUTHIERS: You know, that's a good question. It's -- you know, we haven't had any confirmation that that is the case. Certainly, Palestinians feel that that -- there might be some politicizing of the release of the prisoners, along with the proposal to build these settlements.

So I can't say for sure, but certainly as I said, it doesn't -- it sends a message that many people -- many countries who are allies of Israel have said is not acceptable. The United States has always maintained that further settlement activity in the West Bank is illegal. The United Kingdom also released a statement saying that they wanted both sides to come to the table in good faith and to not continue to antagonize each other.

So, you know, this is certainly a problem that I think will loom over the talks as they begin again this week.

Now, to -- as you said, something like this when it is announced off the back of the prisoners release program, it certainly does look to many people as if it is political. And the Palestinians have maintained all along that any settlements that are built in the West Bank, any settlement activity in the West Bank are not recognized by international law and are therefore illegal.

Israel's case is that many of the settlements that are being built are going to be built in areas that will be part of the state of Israel irregardless of whatever peace proposal, peace solution the two sides agree upon.

So we'll be watching over the next couple of days to see how this plays out. And we'll certainly be watching to see how Palestinians react if they decide to move forward with the peace negotiations.

A feeling here on the ground is that they probably will, but you never know. It's always a question, Kristie.

LU STOUT: All right, indeed. Vladimir Duthiers reporting on the ground for us, joining us live from Jerusalem. Thank you, Vlad.

Now over in Iraq, Eid celebrations over the weekend turned to bloodshed. A wave of bombings throughout the country killed at least 64 people, almost 200 were wounded. Arwa Damon has more on the surge of violence there.


ARWA DAMON, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: In this Baghdad park Eid, one can almost imagine that life in Iraq is normal, but it is anything but.

Smiles and laughter, brief moments where one can only try to forget the fear and the violence that permeates every aspect of life.

"Despite people being worried," this Baghdad resident says, "people are trying to venture out. I hope that Iraqis can develop and live in peace."

But once more, Iraq's bitter reality shattered any hope of that. On Saturday, a series of seemingly coordinated bombings spanning from Nasriya (ph) to Baghdad to Mosul in the north claimed dozens of lives and injured hundreds more.

The attacks were aimed at supposed soft targets, where civilians gather -- bus stops, markets, and coffee shops.

"Where are the security forces?" The man demands angrily. "If you, Prime Minister Maliki cannot deal with security, let somebody else."

The violence is the latest in a series of coordinated strikes. July was the deadliest month in Iraq in the last five years.

Al Qaeda in Iraq and other Sunni extremist groups have capitalized on the Shia-led government's failure to bring Sunnis into the political fold. It is also expanded its operations into Syria under the umbrella al Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant further blurring battle lines and intertwining Iraq's fate with that of its neighbor.

Arwa Damon, CNN, Cairo.


LU STOUT: Now you're watching News Stream. And coming up, Kenneth Bae, the American in a North Korean prison, has been moved from a labor camp to a hospital. Get you details on his health.

And in the U.S., a weeklong manhunt for suspected kidnapper and murderer is finally over. We'll go live to a correspondent in Idaho where the final chase took place.

And in Russia, the fight for gay rights continues. CNN's Phil Black speaks to two people on opposite sides of the country's new anti-gay legislation.


LU STOUT: Welcome back. You're watching News Stream. And you're looking at a visual version of all the news we're following.

Now earlier we took you to Cairo, Egypt's capital. It's a city on edge as supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy worry that they will be driven out of their camps.

Now later in the program, we'll go live to the U.S. state of Idaho where the manhunt for a murder and kidnapping suspect has come to a dramatic end.

But now, to North Korea, where a U.S. citizen has been transferred from a prison camp to a hospital in Pyongyang.

Now Kenneth Bae was arrested in November when he entered the country as a tour guide. He was later sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. And Paula Hancocks has the details.


PAULA HANCOCKS, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: 281 candles were lit, one for each day Kenneth Bae has been held in North Korea. At a prayer vigil in his family's hometown of Seattle on Saturday, Bae's sister made an emotional plea for his release as his health fails.

JENNI CHUNG, KENNTH BAE'S SISTER: I miss you. We miss you very much.

HANCOCKS: Kenneth Bae was sentenced in April to 15 years in a labor camp for what the regime calls hostile acts to bring down the government. His family says he is a tour operators with a missionary background.

Bae's health is now deteriorating. His sister tells me he's been hospitalized in Pyongyang, suffering from back and leg pain, dizziness and kidney stones. And he has lost around 50 pounds in weight.

CHUNG: It's been incredibly difficult, you know, it's been -- there's absolutely nothing we can do, really. We can do everything we can to try to raise awareness, to send him letters, and write letters to people who can have the power to really advocate for him. We don't have that.

HANCOCKS: Wearing a soiled blue prison outfit, bearing the number 103, Bae was filmed recently in prison with the permission of North Korean officials. And he mentioned his health.

He said, "people here are very considerate. So I'm not working too hard. But my health is not in the best condition, so there are some difficulties."

(on camera): The U.S. government has called for Bae's release on humanitarian grounds. And there are still rumors that the former U.S. president Jimmy Carter may travel to Pyongyang to lobby for his release, a claim that has not had a direct denial.

But Bae's family are concerned that his deteriorating health may mean that time is running out for a positive outcome.

Paula Hancocks, CNN, Seoul.


LU STOUT: Now, the mother of a British businessman murdered in China is calling on Beijing to do the right thing.

Now you'll recall the death of Neil Heywood in late 2011 triggered a huge political scandal. And it led to the downfall of prominent Chinese politicians Bo Xilai. He's expected to stand trial on corruption charges this month.

Now his wife Gu Kailai confessed to poisoning Heywood. And last August, she received a suspended death sentence. And Gu said that she murdered Heywood to protect her son Bo Guagua.

And now, Heywood's mother says it is time to think of his children. She says Chinese authorities have not offered them any compensation, despite the circumstances of her son's death and the apparent coverup.

Ann Heywood tells the Wall Street Journal this, quote, "I hope and trust that the leaders of this great nation, which Neil loved and respected, will now show decisiveness and compassion so as to mitigate the consequences of a terrible crime."

Now time now for your global weather forecast. And news of a powerful typhoon. In fact, the storm itself, it has hit the northern coast of the Philippines, killing at least one person.

Now Typhoon Utor is the world's strongest storm of the year with winds of 200 kilometers an hour.

Now Mari Ramos joins us live from the world weather center -- Mari.


We're just getting started with the peak of this hurricane -- or the tropical cyclone season here in the northern hemisphere. So it is likely that we'll see a storm that could be possibly stronger than this later. But so far this has been the strongest storm so far this year. And yes it did make a direct hit across the Philippines.

This is what it looks like as it was moving across the Philippines. And look at these rainfall totals. That's one of the biggest concerns, because the rain has been so heavy, there are reports of not only flooding, but also some isolated landslides, especially in this area that have the strongest wind and also the heaviest rain.

I think we have some pictures to show you from the Philippines. And let's go ahead and roll those.

You can see, of course, many of these buildings not made to withstand such an intense winds that were in excess of 200 kilometers per hour across some of these areas.

The storm did weaken as it continued to move across Luzon. Of course, you can see there are downed trees, downed power lines. People just cleaning up and picking up.

And this death toll relatively low, considering how intense and how large this powerful tropical cyclone, this typhoon, actually was.

This is what Utor looks like now. La Buyan (ph) by the way, is the name of the local name that's been given by the storm.

Come back over to the weather map over here. Let me show you what we have.

You see this, this is about 1,000 kilometers the wind field stretching over from southern parts of Taiwan all the way to the central Philippines. It's a very large storm. And even as it moves away, we're still going to see some heavy rain, I'm afraid, across portions here of Luzon.

This is the wind field. And when we measure this across, it measures about 500 kilometers. So pretty large wind field when it comes to tropical storm force winds. The typhoon winds only about 110 kilometers per hour across -- and all of those are now over the water. Still some very large waves affecting particularly this western side of Luzon.

And as the storm continues to move out into the South China Sea, the weather will begin to improve here, but notice that there's still some relatively heavy rain that could be expected here, anywhere between 8 to 15 centimeters in some isolated spots, while the heaviest rain will remain offshore. And then as we head into this time tomorrow, the rain will begin affecting southern parts of China, maybe even for you guys in Hong Kong, depending on how much this storm wobbles even farther to the north or maybe farther to the south. You still that margin of error here when you see this area here shaded in purple.

The central track is the more likely track, but we'll have to see what happens with this storm in the next 24 hours.

Switching gears now. Look at this picture from Qingdao. And people are just trying to find a way to stay cool. And you saw that haziness there in the background, just air quality has been terrible. Beijing, again, also reporting unhealthy air over the last couple of days. And very unhealthy at times. And that combined, of course, with this intense heat that continues to affect the area is still a big concern here.

Notice that we're not really getting any relief as far as rainfall across these areas. It continues to be very, very hot for the most part in this region.

And speaking of storms, Kristie did you see this picture? This is in the Moscow world championship. And yes that is Bolt and Bolt. A bolt of lightning in the sky with a very dark stormy night and Usain Bolt. I love this picture. This is very cool.

It -- of course, he reclaimed his world title there for the 100 meter mark at 9.7 seconds -- 77 seconds I should say. Pretty amazing. I love this picture, because it just caught in the exact moment of him winning -- and anyway.

So the storms do make everything cooler here. 25 right now in Moscow compared to the hot temperatures that you had earlier over the weekend. But it's still quite hot as we head across portions of Southeastern Europe.

And last, but not least, I want to show you some pretty -- this is always kind of weird when it happens -- a sinkhole. This one happening in Florida. Not -- this is in central Florida. And you're looking at this building, Kristie. In the middle of the night, people started reporting crackling and windows rattling and nobody was sure what was going on. They got out of the building. And just as they were able to get out, some 35 guests that were staying in this resort in Central Florida, the building began to collapse. It began to be swallowed up by a sinkhole, 18 meter wide sinkhole so far. Everyone got out safe.

There you see it.

It's just kind of scary when that happens. And that, of course, as I was saying, happening in Florida.

Back to you.

LU STOUT: Yeah, amazing imagery there. And I just can't get over these sinkhole stories. In fact, just the other day I looked at video. They have a dedicated sinkhole channel of sinkhole videos that have come into CNN. Of course, we've been getting a lot of them here.

RAMOS: Oh my gosh. Scary. Florida, of course, has many of them because of the type of terrain that they have, the type of soil.

LU STOUT: Makes sense.

Mari Ramos, thank you.

Now, we have this news just into us here at News Stream, news about the struggling tech giant BlackBerry. Now BlackBerry now says it is exploring, quote, strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company.

Now it's been a rough couple of years for BlackBerry. We know that there was that delay in the launch of the BlackBerry 10. And of course a major loss of marketshare over the years. But now this, just in, news that BlackBerry is now exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale.

Now you're watching News Stream. And coming up next, two years after losing a playoff at the PGA Championship, Jason Dufner tastes victory with his first major win. We'll be live in London with the details. That's next right here on News Stream.


LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.

And for the third time this year, golf has a new major winner after Jason Dufner's success in the PGA Championship. Let's get the latest from Alex Thomas. He joins us from CNN Center -- Alex.


He used to be the man who accidentally invented Dufnering, a minor social media craze earlier this year. But perhaps, Jason Dufner will now be better known as a major golf champion following his victory at the Oak Hill course in New York.

He won America's PGA championship by two strokes after a superb display of iron play, a final round of 68, including 4 birdies, erasing the memories of two years ago when he blew a 5-shot lead down the stretch. Dufner bogeyed the final couple of holes, but still comfortably a winner ahead of Jim Furyk. He hugged his wife Amanda, lifted the Wanamaker Trophy, then told our own Rachel Nichols he may celebrate with a comedy Dufnering pose.


JASON DUNER, 2013 PGA CHAMPION: Maybe. I don't know. I've only done it -- that's the only time I've done it. Actually, I did it once with Lindsey Vonn, because she asked me. But, you know, they caught me in a moment of relaxation, I guess, and then the guys all out here tried to give me a good ribbing on it and get me in trouble and all this stuff.

But I kind of ran with it. And it turned out to be a good thing. And a lot of people have taken to it. So maybe I'll give him a little special treat later this week when I get home with the trophy.


THOMAS: Now with the major season over in men's golf, what about the final grand slam tournament of the tennis calendar? The U.S. Open starts just two weeks from today. And Rafael Nadal has to be considered a serious contender for the men's title after picking up another tournament victory over the weekend. The Spaniard making short work of Milos Raonic on Sunday to claim the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Maybe Rafa didn't want to work too hard in the sun.

Some blistering shots there.

And after winning the first set 6-2, Nadal kept up the pace in the second, helped in times by his opponent's mistakes. Raonic, the first Canadian for more than 50 years to reach the final. He's into the top 10, the youngster. But it was Nadal who celebrated his 25th Masters 1,000 crowd. His eighth trophy of the season. He's back up to third in the world rankings.

Now let's go from Montreal to Toronto where Serena Williams was facing Sorana Cirstea for the same tournament's WTA title. This will be a championship lacking high drama. The American having all things her way, really. She won the first set 6-2 and didn't let up in the second set.

The world number one keeping her remaining opponent guessing.

That was a beautiful drop shot there.

Serena made it look easy. She's only on the court one hour and one minute to claim her eighth title of the year, the 54th of her career. She goes past Monica Seles in the all-time list.

That's all for now, back to you in Hong Kong, Kristie.

LU STOUT: You're right, Serena makes it look so easy.

Alex Thomas there, thank you.

You're watching News Steam. And up next, a week-long manhunt is over and a teenage girl is reunited with her father. We have the dramatic details of Hannah Anderson's rescue.

And was it sarcasm or a terror threat? A 19-year-old's future is on the line over comments he made on social media.


LU STOUT: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong. You're watching News Stream and these are your world headlines.

In Egypt, supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsy are reinforcing their protest camps as they prepare for any security crackdown to clear them off the streets. Now the government has warned the demonstrators to go home or be removed by force after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, which ended on Sunday.

Now Robert Mugabe has delivered his first public speech since winning Zimbabwe's presidential election. His main political rival Morgan Tsvangirai boycotted the event. Now Tsvangirai's party has challenged the election result.

Struggling tech giant BlackBerry says that it is now exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale of the company. It's been a rough couple of years for BlackBerry. There's been the delay in the launch of the BlackBerry 10 as well as the ongoing loss of marketshare and now this, news that the company is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale.

Now the leaders of Australia's main political parties made their political promises ahead of September's election. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his rival Tony Abbott went head-to-head in Sunday's televised debate. Now they staked out their positions on job creation, same-sex marriage and asylum seekers.

Now a frantic week long manhunt for a suspected kidnapper in the U.S. has come to an end. Now James DiMaggio was killed by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness on Sunday. Now Hannah Anderson, the teenage girl he's accused of kidnapping, has since been reunited with her father.

Miguel Marquez has been following the manhunt. He joins us now live from Donnelly, Idaho. And Miguel, first, how if the girl doing? How is she recuperating?

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT: She is recuperating fine. Physically she is fine, certainly the mental side of this and the trauma she has been through will be a much longer and difficult process for her to overcome.

You know, in tracking them, they use something called the Amber Alert system here that kicked into gear. It came across on your cellphones, or smartphones, on road signs everywhere. They tracked them from -- there were sightings in northern California and then in Oregon and then finally here in the pristine wilderness of Idaho.


MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This morning, 16-year- old Hannah Anderson recuperating from a hellish experience. She's secluded in a government facility, her father now with her. An FBI victim specialist helping her cope with the devastating loss of her mother, Christina, her brother, Ethan, and a terrifying week on the run with her captor. James DeMaggio.

Two couples on horseback in Idaho's back country providing critical tips after their unusual encounter with Anderson and her suspected abductor.

UNIDENTIFEID MALE: They showed up at the lake and they were just like a square peg going into a round hole. They didn't fit. He might have been an outdoorsman in California but he was not an outdoorsman in Idaho. He didn't fit.

MARQUEZ: Few words spoken, but nothing seemed right.

MIKE YOUNG, SPOTTED ANDERSON IN IDAHO: Usually you don't run into somebody that's wearing pajamas.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Who was wearing pajamas?

YOUNG: Well, it looked kind of like pajama bottoms that she was wearing.

MARQUEZ: Even stranger, they were hiking with a cat, a house cat, possibly purchased for Hannah who loves cats along their run as a way of trying to soothe her.

MARK JOHN, SPOTTED ANDERSON IN IDAHO: I said, What are you doing with a cat in here? Them cats are only good for wolf, you know, to kill the wolf in or to bring in a mountain lion or something. And he just kind of grinned.

MARQUEZ: What really set off alarm bells, DeMaggio told the foursome he was headed for the Salmon River. They didn't say it at the time but knew he was headed in the wrong direction. Asked if they ever feared for their lives, the answer, pure Idaho.

JOHN: We were all three, we was all packing pistols. Don't go in the woods without a pistol. He might have got one of us, but we would have got him.

MARQUEZ: In the end, they didn't have to. A government plane surveilled the pair for hours, watching their every move. The FBI's hostage rescue team delivered to waiting choppers in a U-Haul were dropped off more than a two-hour hike from the camp site. Stealthily, they surrounded the camp waiting for DeMaggio and Hannah to separate. Then they moved in.

Miguel Marquez, CNN, Cascade, Idaho.


MARQUEZ: And at that point, agents ordered DiMaggio presumably to surrender. And he did not. And he was killed. Hannah, it's not clear how much she saw of what happened to DiMaggio, because they had been separated. IT's not clear how far they were apart. And even though she is fine physically, she has very tough days ahead. The first order of business when she gets back to her hometown of San Diego -- the funerals of her mother and her brother Ethan -- Kristie.

LU STOUT: That's right. We wish her and her father the very best. But this is an incredible story of the manhunt. And thank goodness that those individuals in Idaho acted on their instincts.

Miguel Marquez, reporting live from the U.S. state of Idaho. Thank you.

Now it has been an emotional week for Hannah Anderson and her family. They are grieving for her mother and her brother, but at the same time they are relieved at her rescue.




WILLIS: And she's OK. She such a strong -- we knew she was strong and we knew she'd make it. We knew she could do this. And she did it...

HALEY LANDRY, HANNAH ANDERSON'S COUSIN: She's going to need our support through all of this. And it's -- I know it's going to be really hard and we're just going to be here for her for, you know, through every step of the way.

WILLIS: I can't even cry any more I'm so happy. I really am. I want to cry, because I'm so happy and I don't have any tears left. It was such a hard week.


LU STOUT: Such a bittersweet response.

And residents of California, they took note of this case partly because an Amber Alert was sent to many of their mobile phones last week.

Now the text message, which you see here, it was accompanied by a high pitched noise. Now let's listen to it.

Now that noise, it scared a lot of people. It was the first statewide alert sent by the new system.

The California highway patrol took to Twitter to apologize for the fright, but it said it needed all eyes to look out for Hannah Anderson.

Now Amber Alerts started in 1996 to quickly spread information about missing children. And critics of the text messages say that they lack the detail that you see in this traditional version.

Now in the end, the people who spotted Hannah Anderson were unaware of the Amber Alert. They saw her face on the news later in the day.

Now as part of CNN's Freedom Project we try to bring you stories that highlight the fight against modern-day slavery and human trafficking. And two newborn girls said to be stolen and sold by a doctor in China have now been returned to the parents. And as David McKenzie reports, the case has produced outrage throughout the country.


DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: A glimmer of hope that has rocked China.

(voice-over): These tiny bundles are twin newborn girls allegedly stolen by a maternity doctor in western China and sold to traffickers. They were reunited on the weekend with their parents. The mother Wang Yangyang overcome with joy.

We now met her just days ago, Wang felt betrayed, lied to right after she gave birth.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (through translator): The doctor was pretending to be very anxious, telling me that my babies have genetic defects. The doctor said the twins would be brain damaged or paralyzed.

MCKENZIE: She says she begged to see the children, but the doctor wouldn't let them. For two months, they thought their children were dead.

The doctor allegedly sold the twins onto a human trafficking ring for $3,000 each. They were separated and found by police in different parts of China.

The case has generated huge interest and alarm here, but the twins took that attention in their stride.

(on camera): According to state media, at least 55 parents say their children could have been taken by the same doctor. And for those parents, they'll be hoping for emotional reunions of their own.

David McKenzie, CNN, Beijing.


LU STOUT: Now there has been a lot of criticism of Russia's anti-gay propaganda law. Now gay rights activists have been calling for a boycott of next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi. And even U.S. President Barack Obama has said that he is offended by the legislation.

Now the law has also exposed a social divide inside Russia. Phil Black is following the story. He joins us now live from CNN Moscow -- Phil.

PHIL BLACK, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: This country has attracted a great deal of international attention partially because it comes at a time when real steps in gay equality are being made around the world, where gay marriage is being discussed, and in some cases embraced. And in addition to that, Russia is getting ready to host next year's Winter Olympics.

But in this country, there is a great deal of support for this law. This country has long been socially conservative. And at the moment, the influence of the Russian Orthodox Church is on the rise.


BLACK: This is Vitaly Milonov practicing his faith. He says he found Christianity while traveling in the United States. He joined the Russian orthodox church and was later elected to St. Petersburg's city council. He tells me about his politics. It's pretty standard stuff for a Christian conservative.

VITALY MILONOV, ST. PETERSBURG LAW MAKER: Russia, family, church, traditions.

BLACK: But one issue has brought Milonov national influence and international fame.

MILONOV: The sick people who are marching on the gay marches, who are trying to proclaim -- to attract people with their naked bodies...

BLACK: Milonov wasn't the first Russian politician to think up a law banning propaganda, but his efforts drove it onto the books in Russia's second city, its cultural capital, St. Petersburg. Soon after, it was adopted nationally, inspiring protests and violence that have shocked many around the world.

At the heart of the law is the belief gay and straight relationships are not equal. And it enforces big binds on anyone who suggests otherwise to children.

MILONOV: All others relations are, you know, sins. For me, they are sins. For many doctors it's a disease, you know, but it's not -- it cannot be called equal.

BLACK: This is Igor Yasin (ph) practicing what he believes in. Yasin (ph) grew up and came out in the remote Russian region of Tatarstan. He moved to Moscow and began the often dangerous job of fighting for gay rights in Russia. He's got the scars to prove it.

He tells me about his broken jaw, broken nose, the results of multiple beatings. That was before the gay propaganda law became a reality.

Yasin (ph) says his country has always had little tolerance for open homosexuality and there's even less now that the law says gay relationships are unequal.

Yasin (ph) knows he's part of a distinct minority -- socially liberal, those who want Russia to change.

Vitaly Milonov says he's a voice of the conservative Russian majority, those who believe in what they call traditional Russian values.

These two men represent a sharp social divide that is now being exposed to the world as Russia prepares to host next year's Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Milonov says gay athletes and tourists are welcome, but he hopes they will respect Russia's traditions and laws.

Yasin (ph) hopes athletes and visitors will join him in challenging laws and ideas he believes promote intolerance and discrimination.


BLACK: The Russian government says the law does not interfere with the private lives of gay adults. It does not make being gay illegal. The government insists it is designed only to protect children from material and information they are not yet ready to deal with.

But critics of the law say it sends a powerful message to the rest of society, reinforcing the belief that gay people, their relationships are not equal. And by restricting their expression on gay rights issues, they say it is a clear case of discrimination based on sexual orientation, Kristie.

LU STOUT: All right. Phil Black reporting live for us, live from Moscow, thank you.

Now you're watching News Stream. And still ahead, this Texas teen, he spent months in jail for what he says was a joke on Facebook. Now his legal team will try to get the charges dropped. We'll bring you the latest on this case.


LU STOUT: Welcome back.

Let's return to our visual rundown now. And earlier, we told you that Israel has announced it will release 26 Palestinian prisoners ahead of this week's peace talks.

And now, we turn to a criminal case that has generated a lot of buzz in the United States and beyond.

Now a 19-year-old from Texas is facing a felony terrorism charge for posting a Facebook comment, threatening to, quote, "shoot up a school."

Now Justin Carter's lawyer plans to ask the court to dismiss the case at a pretrial hearing. And Pam Brown joins us for more from CNN New York - - Pamela.


Justin Carter was released from jail after an anonymous donor posted his $500,000 bail. But this fight very much continues. And the first big step in the process to get this case dismissed happens today.


BROWN (voice-over): This is the Facebook post that turned 19-year-old Justin Carter's life upside down.

JACK CARTER, JUSTIN'S FATHER: This kid is just beaming with life, he's just to -- you know, and they took it all away from him.

BROWN: Carter spent five months in jail after writing, in part, "I think I'm going to shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down" during a heated thread about an online video game. Authorities charged him with making a terroristic threat, a felony that could land him behind bars for ten years. But his family says it was nothing more than a sarcastic comment.

JENNIFER CARTER, JUSTIN'S MOTHER: The idea that my son would ever hurt small children is just ludicrous. He never would; he's not that kind of person.

BROWN: Now Carter's lawyers hope this screen grab will actually help their case. According to court documents, they claim Carter made no real threat because he used the words "I think." And they say his comments were taken out of context. Carter's attorneys want the judge to throw out the case on First Amendment grounds.

DONALD FLANART, ATTORNEY: They need to look at the context of what's put online because if they would've, I think they would've seen that it was sarcastic.

BROWN: Investigators tell CNN they found evidence Carter was engaged in online bullying and made his threat to a woman, a random stranger, though several warrants turned up no evidence of an actual plot.

Now, another college student, Caleb Clemens, will go on trial in a few days for a very similar situation. Clemens, a student at Georgia Southern University, has been in jail for six months for a post on Tumblr, writing, "I plan on shooting up Georgia Southern. Pass this around to see what effect it has. To see if I get arrested." Clemens told authorities that the Tumblr post was an experimental literary piece and part of an art project. Now he's fighting for his freedom.


BROWN: And just like in Carter's case, we've learned that police in Clemens' case found that he had no actual plans on an attack for a school and also he didn't have any weapons on him.

Now we did reach out to prosecutors in both of these cases and we are still awaiting comment. Of course, we'll keep you updated. Back to you.

LU STOUT: Now Justin Carter's lawyers, they want this case to be dismissed, that's why they're presenting this new evidence today. But if it goes beyond the pretrial hearing, if it goes to trial, how does the prosecution plan to build their case against Carter?

BROWN: Well, basically, the prosecution is saying that Carter made a threat here, he made a real terroristic threat to shoot up a kindergarten, so that's really what they're going to try to present in this case. But what makes it difficult here is the first amendment, the right of free speech. And so his defense attorneys are going to argue that he's protected under the first amendment and that he wasn't making a real threat, that he said I think, which shows that he wasn't serious about it and that there's no concrete evidence to show he had an actual plan in place.

So that's what his defense attorney is going to present, but it's important to note that if this does go to trial, if he is convicted of this, that he could face up to 10 years in prison.

So some very serious potential consequences here. Back to you.

LU STOUT: Yeah, it's a riveting case for so many reasons. And of course the fate of a teenage boy up in the air.

Pamela Brown reporting live from CNN New York, thank you.

Now Hillary Clinton has not said whether she will run in the next U.S. presidential election, but one group says if she does it is determined to stop her.

Now recently released, a computer game about the former first lady and secretary of State. And as Athena Jones reports, it has drawn some sharp criticism.


ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: The Hillary Project bills itself as the only thing standing between her and the White House. And this slap Hillary game on its website is now causing an uproar.

The New Hampshire based group says it wants to wage a war on Clinton's image should she run for president in 2016.

SHAUNNA THOMAS, ULTRAVIOLET, CO-FOUNDER: This is clearly meant to be funny and that's honestly one of the worst parts about this so-called game. It's a gimmick. And it's -- it shouldn't have any place in our politics. It's outrageous.

JONES: The anti-sexism group Ultraviolet says over 100,000 people have signed its online petition demanding the game be taken down. And top Democrat Nancy Pelosi tweeted, "like all violence against women, it's sick."

But the Hillary Project is firing back, saying liberals complaining now said nothing about this slap Sarah Palin game when it surfaced.

Athena Jones, CNN, Washington.


LU STOUT: And believe it or not, this is not the first time a website has caused controversy by offering voters the chance to vent their annoyance with politicians.

Now this slapometer, it appeared during the British election in 2010. It counted the number of virtual slaps that users gave the three main candidates over each of the three televised leadership debates.

Now, the prime minister of Norway, he went undercover to find out what voters really think. Now he is lagging behind the opposition in the polls, so Jens Stoltenberg posed as a cab driver, complete with uniform and glasses, and it was all captured on hidden camera.

But the disguise, it didn't work out very well. Most passengers eventually recognized him. Now Norway's election is scheduled for September 9.

Now one musician's dream of making it big has come true.


CURTIS FIELDS, MUSICIAN: I didn't really think of it as, oh, this is something that can take me somewhere, I just thought of this as fun.


LU STOUT: And it's all thanks to his smartphone. We've got that story coming up next on News Stream.


LU STOUT: Welcome back.

Now Apple fans, mark this date, September 10. According to the tech website, AllthingsD, that's when the company is expected to unveil its newest iPhone. Now speculation has been growing over what the new design will look like. And rumors have been swirling Apple will release a lower cost version of the iPhone. So far, no comment from Apple.

Now people everywhere will rely on smartphone as never before. But the device can be used for more than just talking, texting, and snapping photos.

Now one young man made his dream come true when he turned his iPhone into a musical instrument he could otherwise not afford. Victor Blackwell has his story.


VICTORY BLACKWELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, he is actually playing the guitar on his iPhone. Curtis Fields has become one of the first musicians to land a major record deal using simply his iPhone.

FIELDS: I started playing my iPhone, because I didn't have the money to purchase a keyboard. And I didn't really think of it as this is something that can take me somewhere, I just thought of it as this is fun.

BLACKWELL: Fields went to an audition where he met Ray Daniels who was immediately impressed.

RAY DANIELS, MANAGER: Actually, I remember Curtis calling me the next morning like, hey, are you serious about working with me, because my son and my girl are sleeping on the floor...

BLACKWELL: Daniels agreed to be Field's manager along with colleague Davon Washington. They took him to meet music executive LA Reid at Epic Records.

FIELDS: I was playing this song in LA Reid's office as my audition. And he pulls out his drumsticks from under the table and starts like tapping along in the rhythm like and just jamming. And it was like one of the most surreal moments ever. But after that, he was like, you have to be here.

BLACKWELL: This may have been the first surreal moment for the young musician, but it would not be the last. He since appeared on The View and also performed for the BET awards among better known artists.

DAVON WASHINGTON, MANAGER: Just that 40 second segment that he was on, there were artists who started to sell hundreds of thousands of songs who have number one or top five or top 10 songs on the radio, they were vying for those spots as well. So it's like that's when we really began to understand just how special his talent was.

BLACKWELL: Fields' phone may have helped him get a deal, but it's his talent and his perseverance that will take him places. And he wants to inspire others with his story.

FIELDS: When people say Curtis Fields, I want them to think about their dreams and think about things that they really want to do in life and the things that they feel like they were put here to do. And I want them to look at those things as attainable. And it's all possible, it's just about not giving up on whatever the dream is.

BLACKWELL: Victor Blackwell, CNN, Atlanta.


LU STOUT: I'm liking the sound.

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