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Glitches In Obamacare Website; Day Two Of Government Shutdown; Jacksonville Airport Reopens After Scare; Woman Sues Over Strip Search; Extreme Road Rage; Daredevil Takes Flight; Designer Baby; Simpsons Character To Die; Jay-Z's Biz Experience

Aired October 2, 2013 - 07:30   ET


KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: And as you talk about it, it's the state divided politically, which only, I'm sure adds to the confusion for many folks in that state as we've seen also around the country. Thank you so much.


BOLDUAN: A lot of them mixed messages. Thanks, Sanjay. We'll be tracking you during your travels. Sanjay will continue on the CNN Express, heading to Baltimore, Maryland, tomorrow where he'll be live from a call center. We'll follow that.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: The man has his own bus.

BOLDUAN: Someday you will, too.

CUOMO: Doesn't get better than that.

Coming up on NEW DAY, one driver pulls out a gun as another pulls out his camera, a case of extreme road rage. We're going to tell you how this terrifying confrontation ends.

BOLDUAN: And a boy whose mom says he shies away from physical contact. Has no choice, this persistent and very gentle dog won't give up on him, more on this very touching moment, ahead.


CUOMO: Billy Joel. Welcome back to NEW DAY. Let's get to Michaela for the top news right now.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: All right, let's talk shutdown, 800,000 furloughed federal workers feeling the squeeze as the federal government shutdown and enters its second day, both parties blaming one another. A GOP plan to re-open parts of the government was dismissed by Democrats. President Obama calling it a Republican shutdown, making it clear to the GOP that Obamacare is, quote, "here to stay."

An arrest in a scary incident at Jacksonville's airport, the airport now back open this morning after two suspicious packages were found, one had a device that had to be deactivated. No word yet on exactly what was in the package. The FBI is now part of the investigation.

Two people are under arrest for an attack on a New York City driver caught on camera. One man, Allen Edwards, faces charges for going after the SUV's back seat. The incident started when the driver rear- ended a motorcyclist who cut in front of him. That biker, Christopher Cruz, is also facing charges. Police are still looking for the man seen using his helmet to bash in the driver's window.

An Illinois woman suing Lasau County over a strip search earlier this year, she'd been arrested for DUI, a blood alcohol level about three times the limit. Deputies, three men and a woman stripped her and left her in a cell naked while cameras recorded video. A few minutes later, they did bring her some blankets. She claims there was no legal reason to strip her. Authorities claim she was being uncooperative.

We want to show you this video that will likely melt your heart. It happened about a year ago, but just going viral now. T his is a dog named Himalaya, refused to give up on this little boy with Down Syndrome. His mom said he usually shies away from physical contact. But Himalaya is persistent and is present and apparently is making Arnan feel more and more comfortable the more time they spend together. It's really touching.

BOLDUAN: That is the sweetest thing.

PEREIRA: Very sweet dog and a very patient dog.

BOLDUAN: That's great.

CUOMO: I couldn't stop watching it.

PEREIRA: I know.

CUOMO: It's amazing what the dogs pick up.

PEREIRA: They sense things and so do kids.

CUOMO: All right, a story of a very different nature now, extreme road rage all caught on tape, this cell phone video taken on a Kentucky highway. Police say the man pointing a gun at a fellow motorist is a doctor. He was reportedly driving recklessly. When he saw the camera, that's when a witness says the gun came out.

Pamela Brown is following the story. Do we have it right so far?

PAMELA BROWN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: You have it right. It's pretty hard to believe, isn't it? You know, many of us have heard of or even witnessed road rage incidents firsthand when people roll down the window, yell or even give the finger. But in this latest incident, the man behind the wheel, a 51-year-old doctor is shown pulling out a gun and allegedly firing it. He has been extradited from Indiana to Kentucky where he will face a judge this morning.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) BROWN (voice-over): A shocking display of road rage. Look closely as this driver rolls down his window, pulling out what appears to be a pistol and aiming it squarely at the motorist filming him. David Kollar says he noticed 51-year-old Dobbins driving recklessly in his black sedan, passing cars in the emergency lane on I-75 in Kentucky.

DAVID KOLLAR, FILMED ROAD RAGE INCIDENT: I get behind him to get his license plate number. I had my phone out so I could record it. I'm sure he saw me back there trying to videotape him and was upset about that.

BROWN: Kollar continues recording when suddenly --

KOLLAR: The window comes down he pulls out a gun and fires, almost immediately he fires. When I saw the gun come out, I just hit the brake. He missed me.

BROWN: He immediately gets off the interstate, goes home and calls police. Kentucky State Police say there was no evidence Dobbins hit any person or vehicle with the alleged gunshot, but they do credit Kollar's video in helping lead them to an arrest.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Certainly the guy driving in the left lane passing people and shooting at people on the interstate needs to be off the road.

BROWN: Dobbins was arrested Monday afternoon at the Branchville Correctional Facility in Indiana where he coincidentally works as a doctor. He faces a felony charge of wanton endangerment, punishable by up to five years in prison on conviction. The incident joins the ranks of other recent extreme cases of road rage.

This cell phone video filmed in June captures two businessmen in a physical altercation during rush hour traffic in Southern California and in New York, a stop between a taxi driver and a bicyclist caused a taxi to lose control and crash into a young tourist who lost part of a leg as a result of her injuries. According to AAA, there were 1,300 road rage incidents last year alone and 300 of those someone died.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Extremely scary. You know actually, you know, could happen or what the outcome of this could have been.


BROWN: The company Dobbins works for says he has been fired from his job at that Indiana Correctional Facility. Dobbins will appear before a judge in a Madison County, Kentucky courtroom this morning. He declined to comment to CNN about whether he would be represented by an attorney. In court today he could ask for a hearing in which a trooper would have to testify in front of a grand jury that would then choose to indict Dobbins or drop the case. He's certainly in hot water.

BOLDUAN: At what level is it okay to pull out a gun while driving, no matter what? I don't know. OK, thanks, Pamela.

BROWN: Thanks.

CUOMO: This is one of those you have to judge for yourself. Let us know what you think. Tweet us, #newday.

BOLDUAN: Coming up next on NEW DAY, the daredevil anyone would want as their wing man. Jeff Corliss seriously looks like a superhero in this stunt. We're going to talk to him next. What was going through his mind?

CUOMO: Later, a guy who is pulling stunts of a different variety. Justin Bieber, for some reason he needed a lift on the Great Wall of China, for some reason he's getting a great deal of attention. We'll tell you why.

BOLDUAN: Did somebody lose a bet?


CUOMO: Calm Pink Floyd music belies a crazy stunt daredevil, Jeb Corliss. He's done something most of us would never even dream of. He was flying wearing only a wing suit, whatever that is, through a narrow gap in a Chinese mountain. He called the feat the flying dagger. Jumping from a helicopter and then threading a needle with only the wind and his body movements in control of where he was going.

He joins us live this morning from Shanghai. Can you hear us? Can you see us? How are you doing?

JEB CORLISS, WINGSUIT PILOT: I can hear you. How are you doing?

CUOMO: All right, the first question is, how are you doing in the head? Why would you do something like this?

CORLISS: Because since I was a very small child I wanted to fly and I've been fortunate for the last 15 years I've been able to fly for a living. This is what I do. I do big stunts and this is the biggest one I've done yet.

CUOMO: All right, so give us a sense of why this is so dangerous. Common sense tells you this is something you avoid when you fly, a narrow pass in a mountain, but what made it so difficult? What did you have to balance?

CORLISS: Well, it's a very technically demanding jump because, one, you have to figure out three-dimensionally in space where you get out of the helicopter so you can get to the mountain at the right angle to be able to fly through it, come out the other end, deploy a parachute and land. The dimensions of the mountain are 900 feet tall, about three football fields long. At the bottom it's 15 feet wide, at the top it's about 50 feet wide and the mountain wasn't vertical, it was crooked.

I had to sidestep the flight as I was flying through it. Because the mountain was so little, I didn't get more altitude when I came out. I had to deploy at around 300 feet. So my jump actually began where most other people jump in. BOLDUAN: And the only thing that would make this crazier is if you then told us you did it with your eyes closed.

CORLISS: Well, with your eyed closed -- it was technically demanding and my landing area was very, very small and dangerous --

BOLDUAN: Do you know going in how treacherous it is? It doesn't appear to me like there is any room for practice runs here.

CORLISS: I actually did have three practice runs the day before. Luckily the weather cooperated with me a little bit. I did get to do practice jumps and I actually used a new form of something called augmented reality where we were able to actually jump out of airplanes and three-dimensionally render this mountain in the sky. I was actually able to fly this flight about six to seven times skydiving flying through augmented reality before I actually --

PEREIRA: I don't mean to be rude, but your reality is already somewhat augmented. I have serious concern for you.

BOLDUAN: A little bit. I see the world from a bird's-eye view.

PEREIRA: You got jacked up the last time you did one of these and you were seriously injured and yet you --

CORLISS: Most things that are worth doing is risky. When we cross the ocean for the first time it was a risky thing to do. When we went to the moon, it was a risky thing to do and important. I think a lot of really important things that people do in this world are risky and dangerous and maybe some of the most important thing people do are risky and dangerous. The riskier and more dangerous it is. Maybe it's something we focus on a little more.

BOLDUAN: So Jeb real quick, so what's next for you after this?

CORLISS: I leave on the 4th to the Hunan Province, a group of 16 of the greatest wing pilots coming together to essentially race together, becoming the new formula one of the sky. It will air live across the world just like my stun the does.

PEREIRA: You are literally the most amazing human I've ever seen.

CUOMO: Well, it is impressive. I got to tell you, Jeb -- when went you through the crevice and we watched this stuff come out the back I didn't know what it was at first. He's OK. He made it. It was a chute. You tested the bounds, looked danger in the face and you made it. Thank goodness you're here to talk about it this way.

PEIRERA: And smiling.

CUOMO: Good luck going forward.

BOLDUAN: Thank you.

PEREIRA: That's a lifestyle, not a hobby.

BOLDUAN: That is right.

Coming up next on NEW DAY, you can add government shutdown to the list of ways to throw a wedding off course. How is the inaction in Washington throwing a wrench in the big day for one couple? We're going to speak with them in our next hour.

CUOMO: All right, then we want to show you something. Our friend Justin Bieber got quite a perspective of the Great Wall of China. You see the pictures making waves around the world. There he is up on the shoulders. There's his voice. We'll tell you what the story is behind the image.


BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY. It's that music, it's always different so I don't know why that applies here, but the music today means it's time for the "Pop Four" with Nischelle Turner.

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: You know I work here some days, but I'm also a viewer and the kitty cabinet is one of the most brilliant things I've seen, fantastic, Chris Cuomo, fantastic. I'll take your mind off the mess and give you pop news. Number four the Kardashians. Kim and Kanye are in Paris for fashion week, but it's baby north making headlines. Kim's posting pictures like these to her Instagram page. Note to the kardashians, go to Target. The baby outgrows it quickly.

Number three, "The Simpsons" going dark. The show's executive producer says a regular character will die this season. The only clue the actor or actress who plays that role won an Emmy for it. It leaves nine possibilities, among them the fellow, Homer Simpson is among the possibilities, "Mo the Bartender, because all of the people won Emmys.

Number two, Jay-Z's sit down with "Vanity Fair." In the interview he talks how his past created the mega mogul we see today. Here's what he said. He said, "I know about budgets. I was a drug dealer. You need to know what you need to spend." He also said he was selfish and he was not being how it affected the community when he was dealing drugs. Today he has a different outlook.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Number one, Bieber's unique way of seeing the Great Wall of China, now these pictures from Twitter show the singer atop the shoulders of his bodyguard, carried around of the wonders of the local. Now to be fair we don't know how the pictures came to be or if they were joking around. This set the social media world ablaze and Chris Cuomo you have a couple thoughts on this.

CUOMO: I'm in the other camp.

TURNER: What's that?

CUOMO: I could care less. I could.

TURNER: All right, maybe you don't have a couple comments. CUOMO: I get why the social media and world is abuse.

TURNER: Well, here's a question though, we don't know if they were joking around, but some people think it appears to be disrespectful, being carried around on the shoulders of bodyguards. Yes, could appear that way.

PEREIRA: I think a lot of people would feel that way, absolutely. There are a lot of people piling on him for his bad behavior.

BOLDUAN: Everything he does is under immense scrutiny. It's almost like he can't win.

CUOMO: The choice of what we decide to get upset about, a lot of these cultural things, all of the things you could care about this is where you decide? High points in my career I got to do an episode of "The Simpsons" talk about influences on our culture, the longest running sitcom.

BOLDUAN: Kelsey Grammar won for side show Bob, Azaria the bartender. We'll see. Stay tuned.

CUOMO: I was made into a Simpsons character. I will show you the pictures in my office.

TURNER: I want to see. Thank you.

CUOMO: Lots of hair, I like it.

BOLDUAN: Coming up next on "NEW DAY," are we any closer to a solution that would end the shutdown? Coming up we're going to ask House minority whip the number two Democrat in the House, Steny Hoyer.

CUOMO: Arrests made after that confrontation between a biker gang and a family in an SUV. Could the man in the SUV also face charges? We'll tell you?.



BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: Congress generally has to stop governing by crisis.


CUOMO: Day two. Could the Republicans have a strategy to end the shutdown? It can't end soon enough for hundreds of sick kids who can't start clinical trials until the shutdown ends.

BOLDUAN: Chaos at Jacksonville's Airport. Passengers evacuated, flights canceled and breaking this hour, a new twist.

PEREIRA: A father's heroism, new details on the horrible rockslide in Colorado. The father giving his own life to save his daughters. Community mourning the loss of a family