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>> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. we heard three really loud gunshots. >> people were saying there was an attack on the restaurant. >> this neighborhood is one of the most if not the most secure neighborhood in dhaka. >> it's a very posh neighborhood. everyone is stunned that something like this could happen here. good morning, everyone. so grateful for your company as always. i'm christi paul. i'm victor blackwell. breaking news overnight and
hour's long standoff in the capital of bangladesh ended just a short time ago. we're learning that 20 hostages were killed, all of them foreigners. this started when a gunman seized the cafe a popular site in dhaka. >> 14 hostages were rescued as police stormed that restaurant a few hours ago. six attackers were killed. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. u.s. officials are casting doubt on that. one said a gunman had 10 or 12 grenades during the standoff and the entire building was shaken in the explosion. i want to get to cnn international correspondent sumnima udas. she's got the very latest for us. thank you for being here. what are you learning?
>> reporter: the latest that we got, really, 20 civilians were killed. all 20 were foreigners that were killed at the most part were shot. we don't know the nationalities. it's not been revealed to us by officials. we do not know why they were killed, how they were killed when security personnel entered the restaurant it happened. also a big question, the prime minister of the country has said that 13 hostages have been rescued. three of them are believed to be foreigners. out of those three one is a japanese, two sri lankans. now, the japanese who has been rescued, he's been treated. he was injured but he's in a safe condition. he's believed to have been with seven other japanese colleagues in that restaurant at the time. we do not know the fate of those other seven japanese nationals. christi. >> sumnima, we had heard
reports, and i'm wondering if you could clarify for us if there is indeed one of these terrorists, i suppose you would call them, that was captured that was not killed? do we know if that is the case? >> reporter: that's what the prime minister said in the press conference. that one of the terrorists has been captured, six of them were killed. now, that is -- that is hugely helpful, of course, for authorities in bangladesh, because that would give them some indication, of course, once they're able to question him, as to who's behind it, why they did it. of course, earlier on, when the police were trying to negotiate with them, we understand that the attackers had made no demands. so, we do not know who is behind it. of course, as you said, isis has claimed responsibility.
they claimed responsibility very early on, pretty much an hour after that attack began. that hostage situation began. but very soon after, quite a few analysts and security officials in the united states have questioned that because isis really doesn't voluntary much of a presence in bangladesh. in fact, the government has long denied that isis is present in bangladesh. and in fact, al qaeda has more of a presence here. so, again, we do not know who's responsible. there have been a number of attacks in the past against individuals, bloggers, writers, intellectuals. minority groups. isis has claimed responsibility for that as well, but every time the government has denied that isis is actually present in bangladesh. >> sumnima udas, thank you. the siege lasted about 13 hours they entered the cafe with guns, explosives and this is their characterizations, a lot
of sharp weapons. andrew stevens has more. >> reporter: an unidentified man carried. teams of bomb explosive experts and ambulances lined up waiting for the worst. >> warning shots were fired in the air. and then i heard an explosion. >> reporter: the sounds of terror walking the streets of dhaka. gunman in a cafe for foreigners in an upscale diplomatic quarter, some inside were able to escape others were taken hostage. >> my cousin actually has four inside being held hostage right now. we're very worried. you have to remember, this is also ramadan, this is the time when people go out to eat, especially on a friday night. so the restaurant would be more crowded than usual, i would think. >> reporter: the siege went on through the night, hour after
hour, with no word what is happening inside the holey artisan bakery and then this. >> it woke me up. >> reporter: a gun battle followed by an eerie silence. that silence broken not long after by explosions as security forces swept the restaurant. the military said troops rescued more than a dozen hostages shooting dead six gunmen and capturing at least one alive. but then the shocking news that the military had also found 20 bodies in the restaurant all hacked or stabbed to death. isis claimed responsibility even before the siege ended but u.s. officials say there could be other players involved. >> what's happening in bangladesh is disturbing because effectively, it's become a battleground for the isis-affiliated group and the al qaeda-affiliated group. >> reporter: terror has struck dhaka in the past. secular bloggers and other
writers have been hacked to death by islamic extremists. the government has launched a nationwide crackdown, but authorities haven't put a scar of this terror on bangladesh's soul before. >> i think we've seen a rise of radicalization lately. no one expected that to take place. >> reporter: andrew stevens, cnn. >> as far as the target of secular groups, an alarming frequency and bloodshed. >> there's been at least 35 hacking attacks in 14 months. this is according to the u.s. ambassador to bangladesh. of those, 23 have been claimed by terror groups. most of those are bloggers and those who go against islam. and this morning, we're also following developments in that terror attack in turkey.
there are new details about the men who carried out a series of suicide attacks. >> the bombers, the three have been named. a man named akhmed one-arm. >> reporter: the men who orchestrated this horror, and unleashed it on istanbul's ataturk airport tuesday may now be known. the two of the suicide bombers who carried out the plot are now being named. it reports that they carried out the attacks. as for the man who directed the operation, u.s. officials tell cnn ahmed chatayev, an aisis operative from chechnya is likely to have carried out the
plot. >> he travelled to syria. >> reporter: he is going by the nickname akhmed one-arm. >> he's missing one arm. used that, reportedly used that fact to argue when he went to europe to get refugee state tuesday. he said, i have been tortured by the russians. the u.s. placed him on the terrorist list just last year but he's been around for a long time. >> reporter: investigators are digging in, trying to find out more about the men running through the terminals, ravishing weapons and detonating bombs. >> translator: terror and terrorists do not have religion, do not have nations do not have a motherland. we are going to fight them with our soldiers, with our police and with our village guards. >> reporter: 24 people including 15 foreigners have now been detained according to turkish
state media. police are also asking local residents about the security image showing the three men believed to be suspects. authorities told us they believe the three holed up for months in an apartment in istanbul. the three then, they say, came directly from raqqah. as the investigation unfolds, families are burying their loved ones. they knew isis all too well. his son joined the group as a medic last year. the family friend said he had been in istanbul to help negotiate his son's rescue from a terror group only to have extremists to take his life instead. there's a big problem that's bubbling up along the florida coast. what's causing a toxic green algae to bloom in the water. people say yes, it looks bad, it
smells worse. also, this is weather out west, and this is where a tornado warning in a major city in the middle of the desert. and loretta lynch doing damage control by talking to bill clinton. but did she make a mistake by talking to the former president when her department is looking at his wife. >> i certainly wouldn't do it again because i think it has cast a shadow over what it will not. what it should not touch. that's why i think it's important to talk about how this matter will be resolved. ♪ the captivating lexus rc, with available 306 horsepower.
and i certainly wouldn't do it again. and, you know, because i think it has cast a shadow over what it should not. over what it will not touch. that's why, as i said, i think it's important to talk about how this matter will be resolved. and how the review and determinations and decisions will be made. you know, i can say, as i have said, it's going to be handled by career people. and we can make an announcement as to what it is but unless some
people have some insight into that process, they're not going to be able to evaluate that. >> attorney general lore rejeng lynch offering regret over her meeting with bill clinton as they investigate hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state. but donald trump says he's not buying lynch's explanation that the meeting was purely social. >> to have a thing like that happen, it's so sad. as you know, hillary is so guilty. i think that he really -- i think he really opened it up. he opened up a pandora's box. and it shows what's going on. and it shows what's happening with our laws, and with our government. >> well, let's talk about it, we're joined by political editor for right alert.com.
and scottie hughes and scott bolduan. we've got scott and scott. good morning. good morning. >> scott, let's start with you. the clintons have a very long history with loretta lynch, dating back to when bill clinton appointed lynch to the u.s. attorney position in 1999. considering now the shadow cast, to use the characterization by the attorney general yesterday, should she fully recuse herself from this investigation? >> no, probably not, actually. you know, bill clinton and loretta lynch go back a long way. they were both thinking socially and not politically. they weren't thinking about perceptions. and this happens all the time, at least in washington. lawyers and judges will communicate socially. it's not a ex parte communication unless you're talking ex parte about the
investigation. certainly didn't make the case. or that wasn't the case here, loretta lynch fully disclosed. like any other investigation, she's going to listen to the fbi, listen to career prosecutors and the decision is going to be made. i think this is more the makings of the media or republicans who say, uh-huh, there's a piece of this with conspiracy with bill clinton. it happens, especially in washington. >> so bill clinton being bill clinton. scottie, let me come to you, donald trump tweeted does anybody really believe that meeting was just a coincidence? but we know he's had other meetings with senator cruz and arnold schwarzenegger. the optics are bad. could it have been one of those meeting? >> you could be right. however, the damage has already been done to the clinton
campaign. this is very bad. remember hair dates from 1993, when bill clinton sat down on the tarmac for two hours. bill had to have better sense not to go own a plane with a woman who is investigating -- and by conflict resolution, also investigating him because it involves the clinton foundation. but the damage has already been done to the clinton campaign. people have confirmed a message that mr. trump has that you cannot trust the clintons. you cannot trust washington, d.c. even if you find wrongdoing, it's only going to be covered up by more wrongdoing. >> i'll stay with you, scottie. you say the damage has been done. senator korman called for a special conference in the case. he called for it before the meeting and after the tarmac meeting. has the investigation been tainted? so far whatever the outcome, those who believe that secretary
clinton should be indicted will point to this meeting? >> absolutely. and let's remember, the only reason we're talking about this because one reporter defied the rules and actually came out and said, by the way, did you know bill clinton walked over and got on loretta lynch's plane. the only reason we're mentioning this. this wasn't on any sort of agenda. this was not previously announced. you're right, it's one of those, now, the damage has done and we're getting done to nitty-gritty. >> scott, go ahead. >> absolutely. you know, listen. i'm a former prosecutor, i've done these investigations. this is a nonstory. whatever mr. trump is talking about or my colleague scottie is talking about it's a hope and prayer. it's pure conjecture. this investigation that has been
going on at least a year or two, there's nothing tainted about it because the husband who is the subject of that investigation had a social conversation. what happens wrong with that? it happens all the time. now, if you distrust bill clinton and you don't believe what the report said with the attorney general, maybe you don't want this to go away. maybe you don't want a decision until after the general election. again, that's all conjecture. career prosecutors and the fbi deal with facts. there's nothing wrong with this meeting other than the public perception. the media and republican critics are making more of it than ma is reality. >> final words in 20 seconds. >> it's interesting that you actually pointed out waiting until after the election. 48 hours on wednesday, the justice department filed a motion to not have any e-mails release until after the election. the timing, once again, just
looks very conspicuous. >> mrs. clinton doesn't control that, neither does bill clinton. >> scott and scottie, thank you for being with us. if you support secretary clinton you will see nothing here. if you do not asupport here, you will likely see everything here. that pile is getting higher and higher each day. thank you both. christi. alrighty. is this a tough situation to have on the july 4th weekend if you're headed to the beach, particularly in florida. a green slime blooming along parts of the florida gulf coast. can slime bloom? in this case, it can, alison is breaking it down for us. >> that's right. this is a very popular destination for tourists this time of year. but they're going to have to deal with closed beaches. we'll tell you why -- coming up. i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment with breo.
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well, toxic algae is blooming. that's what we're looking at there. and it isn't pretty, is it, when we talk about bloom? it's just blanketing several florida beaches which makes it impossible for any fourth of july plans to go for if you want to get in the water. cnn drones flew over all of this to give us this view. it looks nasty and they say it's
dangerous at the beaches right now. >> and smells terrible. this famously pristine blue water, it's gone. several counties on the state's treasured coast are under states of emergency. a nonprofit group said the algae water is caused by unregulated pollution across the state. governor scott said it has more to do with limitations on water storage. >> alison chin jar is joining us now. do we have any indication how long it will stick around? >> honestly, guys, it would be the rest of the summer because there's a lot of factors that go into play here. let's take a look at the area of concern. notice, it's southern florida, i'm not talking about the panhandle of florida. martin county, st. lucia county, lee county and palm beach county. where the "w" is in west palm
beach, that's lake okeechobee. you got the rivers that blowout wards. these counties are having the big issues. this is a lot of times all the way up to the beaches where people would go to spend their vacation there. the reason why, the breakdown of the algae blooms. take a look beneath me and this gives a breakdown. what awe have is urban runoff, things from holes, businesses, stuff like that. you as have the agricultural runoff, pesticides, fertilizers, things like that, also flowing down into this. the sun above heats all of that up and that is perfect fuel for a lot of these al jeez to really kind of build up in a lot of this area. again, this is why we're having a lot of these issues. the unfortunate part is even though they're starting to lower the amount of water that's being released out of lake okeechobee,
it's a delayed effect. so you'll continue to have these problems for maybe another week or even several more months before this finally can clear back up along a lot of the beaches. guys, unfortunately, that's not good news. not just for the tourists but the people in the tourism communities that are relying on the money from the tourism. >> governor scott described it, just to give you an idea of what it is guacamole thick. you can match thin -- if you think about guacamole floating on the water. it's quite descriptive. >> alison shinjar, thank you so much. >> you think about this, think about the sea life. and that's one of the things i was thinking about. take a close look here, if you would, please. this screen. that is a manatee in the water
there, obviously just trying to get to some sort of fresh water if it's remotely possible. it does seem that he's struggling. is this a canal here. there he is, and the fresh water that he's getting is from a garden hose. the man who shot this said the water is very thick and it smells like something died. >> we'll talk more about this throughout the morning. let's get back to the breaking news out of bangladesh. the bodies of 20 people outside of a cafe in that country's capital. plus, after the attack at this cafe and istanbul, we're talking more about targets on alert. we'll take a look at the ramped up security across the u.s. this weekend. >> what has been shown in brussel and istanbul is even if you fortify a soft target, there
>> it's a very posh neighborhood. it's always been very secure. everyone is stunned that something like this could happen here. welcome back, everybody. so glad to have you with us. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. 31 minutes after the hour. terror in a cafe. the standoff is now over. 20 people dead, all of them foreigners. this happened in dhaka, the capital of bangladesh, just a mile. and they targeted -- rather, they thought on friday, the holiest day of the week in islam. at a time when muslims would be breaking their fast for ramadan. six attackers were killed with one taken alive. >> let's go to tokyo, don, as you're watching this whole thing
unfold. you know that isis has claimed responsibility. but officials, especially here in the u.s. have skepticism about that. and do you have that same skepticism and why? >> well, christi, it's interesting as to the potential culprits. because al qaeda, isis, they compete for the recruitment, resources, even the ability to orchestrate attacks. and in bangladesh, over the last year, they have been literally fighting hard with each other who can kill more in this very war, a game of terrorism. both have a presence in bangladesh, through affiliates, proxies that operate there. they've all carried out various attacks on a small scale. whoever has done it this time raised the scale substantially in terrorism. we'll have to wait and see. isis is claiming responsibility but that could be opportunistic. >> well, al qaeda -- if this is the work of al qaeda, wouldn't al qaeda want to claim
responsibility? or, would they allow isis to claim responsibility, saying, okay, now the retaliation is on them? >> that's a really important point that you raised. ultimately if an al qaeda affiliate has carried out this attack and they feel that the lime light has been taken away by isis quickly trying to seize the narrative then al qaeda will come out very strongly to say they're behind this. it's interesting how isis claimed responsibility. they did it through their news agency. that tends to be used for the spontaneous attacks that take place. for example, the orlando nightclub shooting or the incident in france where the french police chief was killed. usually when isis claims responsibility they do it through a telegram to claim responsibility, not through
amuck. >> we've had orlando, istanbul and now this, do these attacks inspire more attacks? is this what we should be expecting in the next several weeks, months, years? >> all of these attacks have taken place during ramadan. if we look at isis in particular, the head of their external operations, abu muhammad al hunan. in jordan and yemen, we know that isis have been trying to start as many terror attacks as it can and loses support in syria. almost as an act of desperation, they try to get it back by seizing the narrative.
>> sajjan gohel, we appreciate you sharing that with us. check out the latest on our website cnn.com. two dozen people are now in police custody as investigators try to learn more about the istanbul attackers. turning to that attack. a russian terrorist has been identified as the man who carried out the attacks. ahmed chatayev has been tied to jihadist activities before but officials are not sure where he is now. 44 people were killed. another 230 injured. the attackers opened fire at the airport and detonated suicide vests. the attacks on the airport this week on istanbul in brussels, back in march, i should say, will be on people's minds as they pack up and catch their flights this weekend.
but u.s. officials say security has improved the travel hub this year. this is the size of the security machine at the nation's busiest airport, atlanta. 178 armed police officers. that's just at hartsfield-jackson. o'hare, same number, along with 260 unarmed police. and at l.a.x., more than 570 officers assigned to that airport. the secretary of homeland security jeh johnson said security is beefed up all over the u.s. >> since brussels, we have enhanced security at airports around the nation, since the brussels attack in march. our tsa viper teams have been more visible at airports and at transit centers, generally. the american public should expect to see this july 4th weekend, enhanced security presence at airports.
train stations and other transit centers across the country. >> and it's not just travel centers as well that you're going to see more security. clubs, stadiums, they're as well. >> we're into the holiday weekend. and we're taking a closer look at airport security following the recent terror attacks abroad. >> reporter: the threat to so-called soft target areas at airports make the long wait time seen across the country not only an inconvenience but a security concern. following the istanbul attack, some u.s. airports have ramped up security at their perimeter. in new york and new jersey, officers are equipped with tactical weapons. in miami and atlanta, there's an increased police presence. in the u.s., the department of homeland security is responsible for airport security check
points. cnn has learned the agency has discussed options to expand its security reach. the idea is widening the security presence that could begin at the entrance or even the parking lot. but former dhs official juliette kayyem said that wouldn't be effective. >> certainly, you could extend security ten miles away from the airport and guess what, the vulnerability will be at mile 10.1. at some stage, we have to accept a level of vulnerability given the threat we have today. >> reporter: because istanbul's airport has several direct flight to the united states, dhs requires strict screening procedures. the head of tsa told cnn in may that if the rules are not followed, flights could be prohibited. how often do you check on these
airports? >> if we have reason for concern, it can be ever week. or a place that you trust it can be less frequent than that. >> reporter: regardless of the standard and police presence, it's impossible to eliminate all airport vulnerabilities. rene marsh. cnn, washington. an internet is checking in with sarah gala. and listen to this, autopilot going terribly wrong. why autonomous driving is under scrutiny. also, record flooding is prompting record spending. homes washed away. new details about the multimillion-dollar cleanup of those devastated communities.
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melvindale evacuated that part of the city. we don't know how many people out of 10,000 were told to evacuate their homes. authorities indicate that a car hit a gas main. but we do understand that that fire is now out. >> the federal authorities are now looking into a fatal crash involving a tesla autopilot. regulators are now trying to figure out what went wrong here. >> yeah, take a look from last year. this is, i believe, we're going to see here, joshua brown. he's the man that was killed in that accident. there he is. he is giving a demo of how the autopilot works here. christina alessi has the details. and the questions being raised now. >> reporter: victor, christi, a cloud over autonomous driving. we've heard warnings about this type of driving and this makes
it real. a person was making a turn in front of the tesla and the autopilot didn't recognize because of the bright color against the sky. the car slid under the trailer killing the driver. tesla is taking this of course seriously. expressing sadness. 40-year-old joshua brown died in the accident. he was a tesla enthusiasts. he made youtube videos of one driving the car. >> if you don't take control, the car starts to brake. i've done testing with that, and yes, it begins to abruptly slow down. >> tesla said it's the first fatality using autopilot. and also said drivers should keep their hands on the wheel at all times. tesla says it tells customer that it's beta, which means it's in development.
experts are taking issue with the company. they're saying if the car has any kind of blind spot, drivers should not be allowed to use it especially at high speeds. it's one of the reasons, investigators are investigating the accident. and the main issue is that these features lull people into a false sense of security. it's easier to reach over and get something from the backseat or check your text messages really quickly. just to put this into context for the industry, the quest for self-driving cars has been a waste for tech companies and auto companies. they believe it will improve safely and reduce the number of deaths on the road. and by the way, they want to get people excited about buying new cars. in fact, the government is planning to release rules for testing autonomous vehicles on public roads just this summer. it's unclear how this accident will impact that process. christi, victor. >> thanks so much. we were watching that and tesla says you should keep your hands
on the steering wheel during autopilot. the question is what is the point? i'm sure someone at home says we're going to have an expert on that, too. later this morning who has driven this car, understands the autopilot feature and can answer that question. so, one week later, the devastating flooding still impacting west virginia. look at this. it's going to take a long time to clean up after this. the damage in the tens of millions. and that doesn't even cover all of the repairs. we've got details on the state's recovery. that's coming up. so all you have to do is search for the car you want, there it is. now you're an expert in less than a minute. this is truecar. intensely-flavored.. colorfully-diverse. beautifully-misshapen. cultivated for generations, it's the unexpected hero of any dish.
remember these devastating images? the flooding crumbling west virginia and racked up millions of dollars in damages. we're finally getting the numbers here from last week's floods and remember, more december stating, it killed 26 people and hundreds of homes we understand washed away. another 4,000 damaged. 135 businesses destroyed. the grand total for repairs -- more than $36 million. and that just covers road damage. now to rebuild. >> both temporary employees and volunteers are helping local rescue and emergency teams clean up the debris. and the mayor of one community is helping to pick up the pieces and keep her town together. here's martin savidge.
>> reporter: she's a 69-year-old 5 foot powerhouse. most folks in the population of just 1500 call her andy, or for the last 15 years, mayor. >> she's my right-hand man. she's the mayor, that's for sure. >> reporter: she is definitely in charge. the floodwaters went right down main street, wiping out the town's commercial district. asking how many businesses were lost, her math is simple. >> i just know it's every business. it's every business? >> it's every business. >> reporter: now on the gas station is the police department, fire department and town hall. the parking lot next door, the medical center. >> tetanus shots, how many of those? >> about 2,000 so far. >> reporter: you get donated
clothing. >> are you volunteering today? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: five people died in her town, she knew each victim personally. this town is already, what, down on its luck? >> yes. not down, you know, didn't look good. >> reporter: after a disaster like this, a town can usually fall apart. you realize mayor andy is the glue keeping it together. helping a woman track down a missing family member. or getting medical help for another person suddenly taken ill. >> call 911. she's passing out. >> reporter: she gives orders and hugs in equal amounts. and seems an unstoppable optimist, until the walk in the ruins of the town she's lived in and loved her whole life. >> you get me down here and i'm not quite as positive as i am up
there. >> reporter: why is that? >> because it looks so bad, doesn't it? >> reporter: at the last business flooded, the town's funeral home, she asked a young woman to pull a picture from the ruins. a photo of the town from better days. what do you feel looking at that now? >> sad. >> reporter: andy was a businesswoman before she was the mayor. she knows how hard, even impossible it may be for many businesses to rebuild. >> we're taking donations. >> reporter: but there's no time for sorrow, she's off again. a mayor on a mission, bound and determined to see her town survive. >> i have the feeling that woman can do it. >> yes, yes. she says there's no time for sorrow. got to get back to work. that's an amazing slogan there, a town built to carry on. thank you, martin. yesterday, it was payday for highly sought after nba players.
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it averages out to an incredible 62 million bucks. the salary cap has gone up this year, giving teams more money to spend. and many of them are jumping at the chance. mike conley was the biggest winner of the day. according to reports he agreed to a five-year $103 million deal to say with the memphis grizzlies. that's the largest contract in nba history -- for now. the two biggest names in free agency, lebron james and kevin durant, are still on the market. durant has already met with his most recent team, oklahoma city thunder. he's also expected to meet with the warriors. spurs, clippers, celtics and heat. the thunder are the favored to bring back durant at least for next season. meantime, lebron james, with the
cavaliers. and the jamaican national olympic trials what he described as a mildly torn left hamstring but that didn't mean bolt won't defend his olympic title. he could get a medical exemption if he can get healthy in time. the opening ceremony is just 34 days away. and the doom in the pool between michael phelps and ryan lochte lived up to hype. they swam head to head at the olympic trial last night. at the end, it was phelps edging out his biggest rival by inches. don't feel too bad, lochte still has a spot in rio. there you have it. >> 153 million -- is he worth that? >> no, he's not. sorry, mike, really not. >> 153 million. >> yeah. >> you know what, if he ask get it, all the more power.
what the hay. good to have you here. there's an awful lot of news to talk about this morning. >> next hour of "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. we heard three really loud gunshots. >> they were people saying that there was news of that attack at the restaurant. >> this neighborhood is one of the most, if not the most secure neighborhoods in dhaka. >> there was a huge bomb blast. >> it's a very posh neighborhood. it's always been very secure. everyone is just stunned that something like this could happen here. so grateful to have your company on this saturday morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. good morning to you. we started with breaking news
overnight. hours long standoff in the capital of bangladesh ended with an intense police raid. in the aftermath, commandos found the dead bodies of 20 hostages, all of them foreigners, all of them apparently hacked to death. this site is just a mile or so from the u.s. embassy. >> now, the numbers are preliminary, an official says at least 13 hostages were rescued after police stormed that restaurant to end the siege. six attackers were killed in the operation and isis has claimed responsibility for that attack. but the u.s. officials are casting doubt on that claim. we want to get to international correspondent sumnima udas who has the very latest. sumnima, can we talk about the reports that perhaps there is one of those terrorists who survived who may be in custody right now? >> reporter: that's right, that's what the prime minister of bangladesh has said that one of the terrorists survived.
and that is hugely helpful for authorities, of course. because through that one terrorist, hopefully, they'll get more information as to who's responsible, who's behind it and why all of this happened. now, authorities have only been able to give us the facts in terms of death toll. 20 died. all of them foreigns, all killed with weapons of the hostages three were rescued. three of them foreigners. the rest were sri lankans. and what we've been hearing, eyewitnesses, witnesses there, a cafe worker who managed to escape as the gunmen were storming into that restaurant. they arrived with guns. they were shooting in the air, he said, but they did not kill anyone at that time. did not hit anyone. she just really wanted to instill fear in everyone. that's when everyone in the
restaurant, a lot of the clients hid under tables. hid under chairs. the cafe worker managed escaped. here's how he described the scene. >> translator: when we got out they were on the roof. when they threw the bombs, the whole building was shaking. more than 10 or 12 bombs. they kept throwing and throwing. we thought they were progressing forward. we thought it wasn't safe anymore and jumped from the roof. >> reporter: just gives you a sense of how fully armed they were. the cafe workers said they had explosives, gun, the military said they had .22s, low caliber rifles as well. >> when we get back to the claim of isis for this, what word have
you heard that al qaeda could have been behind it or other entity? >> reporter: that's right, isis claimed responsibility pretty much hours after the siege began. the bangladesh prime minister has said that isis is not responsible. and authorities have said that in bangladesh. of course, we do not know at the moment, some u.s. officials and also analysts have doubted the claim that isis could be behind it and that's because isis really didn't have a large presence in bangladesh and the indian continent in general. al qaeda is much more active in this region. al qaeda has taken responsibility for quite a few of the attacks. bloggers and activists and writers that we've been talking about for the past years, more than 40 have died. isis has taken responsibility and al qaeda. every time isis has claimed
responsibility, bangladesh authorities have denied their presence there. >> sumnima udas, grateful for to you make time for us. thank you for being here. >> again, the siege is over but it lasted about 13 hours. and police say the attackers entered this popular cafe armed with rifles, explosives and a lot of sharp weapons is their characterization. andrew stevens has more on what happened next. >> reporter: an unidentified man carried from the scene. teams of police and bomb disposal experts and ambulances lined up waiting for the worst. >> two shots and two shots fired in the air. and then i heard an explosion. >> reporter: the sounds of terror walking the streets of dhaka. gunmen targeting a cafe frequented by foreigners. some were lucky to escape. others were taken hostage.
>> my cousin actually has four friends inside being held hostage right now. so it's very tense. we're very worried. you have to remember, it's also ramadan, this is the time when people go out to eat, especially on a friday night so the restaurant would have been more crowd than usual, i would think. >> reporter: the siege went on through the night. hour after hour, with no word of what was happening inside the holey artisan bakery and then this. >> within five minutes they charged in. >> reporter: a gun battle followed by an eerie silence. that silence broken not long after by explosions as security forces swept the restaurant. the military say troops rescued more than a dozen hostages shooting dead six gunmen and capturing at least one alive. but then the shocking news that the military had also found 20 bodies in the restaurant, all hacked or stabbed to death. isis claimed responsibility even before the siege had ended, but
u.s. officials say there could be other players involved. >> what's happening in bangladesh is disturbing because effectively, it's become a battleground for the isis-affiliated group and the al qaeda-affiliated group. >> reporter: terror has struck dhaka in the past. secular bloggers and minority religious leaders have been hacked to death by islamic extremists. the government recently launched a nationwide crackdown. but authorities haven't placed anything like the scale of this terror on bangladesh's soil before. >> i think we are seeing a rise in radicalism in this country. and no one really expects to see something like that take place. >> reporter: andrew stevens, cnn. >> now, one of the victims as we get this new information is just coming in. a woman, 19 years old. a student at berkeley, she was
from india. according to a tweet from israel's internal affairs they have confirmed that as one of the victims who died in the attack. extremists are targeting secular minority groups as you heard from andrew with alarming frequency leaving behind a trail of bloodshed. there have been at least 35 hacking attacks carried not bangladesh in at least 14 months. that's according to the u.s. ambassador to bangladesh. of those, 23 attacks have been claimed by islamic terror groups. reports of hacking deaths go back to 2013. those targeting bloggers and those asked going against islam. and turkish media is this morning now naming the three suicide bombers who launched an assault on the istanbul airport earlier this week. >> now, the investigation is focusing on a man nicknamed akhmed one-arm. a lieutenant who may have
planned the attack. cnn international correspondent ivan watson has that story. >> reporter: investigators are focused on who trained and equipped the three bombers, apparently seen here exiting a taxi at the airport. as well as who may have planned their deadly attack. officials say they now believe this man, ahmed chatayev a well-known lieutenant may have coordinated the assault on the ataturk airport. chatayev whose nickname is one arm. >> he's probably the number one terrorist in russia. >> reporter: today, quoting an anonymous source named two of the terrorists rakim bulgarov
and vadim osmanov. investigators are fanning out showing this photograph to the people in the area where the man rented an apartment. investigators have now detained more than 20 people in connection with the attack. meantime, tonight, as turkey continues to mourn, the prime minister of this majority muslim country is insisting the attackers betrayed their faith. >> translator: they were, if you kill one person it's equal to killing the full population the world. whether women, children or elderly people. they indiscriminately kill people who are innocent people, they don't have the right to do this. >> ivan watson reporting for us there from istanbul. well, new york police are going to be stepping up patrols at macy's annual fourth of july
celebration. but we're stressing there are no credible threats to that. they're just adding extra officers, security check points for the hundreds of thousands expected to show up for monday's event. coming up in the next half hour, we're going to take you live to new york's penn station how officials are placing security at places of mass transit and soft targets. listen to just the roar from these flames, intense flames breaking out after a gas main exploded just a couple hours ago this morning, outside of detroit. our affiliate says that a car crashed into that gas main. the fire department in melvindale evacuated part of the city. the fire is out there. good news there. more good news. no reports of injuries. but the pictures here are just amazing. >> now, something that's not so amazing to look at. slimy, green, toxic algae
plaguing florida's beaches. completely stopping fourth of july plans for some tourists and starting a state of emergency. our jennifer gray is there. >> reporter: yeah, victor, a state of emergency because of this algae, blue, green algae across several counties across florida. we'll have an update coming up. ♪ i don't want to lie down. i refuse to lie down.
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algae so thick, look at this, it's along the florida gulf coast, it's being compared to guacamole floating on the water. the stench so bad, people avoiding going outside. marine life suffocating here in the thick blanket of the sludge. you can see a manatee here peek up, you can imagine how difficult it is to get that head through. >> thanks to whoever it was that left that hose running over the side there for that manatee. >> yes. >> the sea life is something that a lot of people are concerned with. you have to wonder we've got gotten anywhere. and we'll have to check on it,
as to whether they're going to be doing anything, certainly, they can clean some of that up and scrape it off the top in some areas. >> you have to imagine they can. you luke at that manatee, there are so many regulations in florida, and rightfully so, to protect the manatee, you hope they can scoop some of this off. >> not just the manatees, but the other sea life. cnn's drone flew over to give us a look at this from above these blooms. it's nasty, it's dangerous at the beaches. as victor says it does not smell good. several counties along the state's treasured coast are under states of emergency. take a look. we've got a map here in a couple minutes but these are the kind of things impacted by toxic levels. and these are toxic. cnn's meteorologist jennifer gray is in florida. help us understand what it's like for you, as you stand over there? >> well, it smells horrible, for
one. like you said, guacamole. that's actually a really good description. i'm going to stir it up a little bit so you can get a better idea of what we're dealing with. this is extremely thick. you're talking about that manatee. some of this algae stretches all the way through the entire water column. some of this is not on the surface. it's actually through the entire water column. this is not a problem that impacts just the fourth of july. this has been going on since 2002. this is a water management issue. they have to regulate lake okeechobee, especially getting ready for the rainy season. to have to do that, they have to discharge a lot of water. and they're discharging it into the rivers, into the canals and eventually out into the ocean. unfortunately with that water comes not only algae blooms within lake okeechobee. you have agriculture from industries, urban runoff.
so there's a lot in the water that is causing these ali blooms. now, boaters did buy out a lot of land south of lake okeechobee. it has but nothing has been done. so far, it's become a political issue across the state many of the canals and rivers look just like this. now, a lot of it is not getting out to the beaches. we don't want to let people think all the beaches if floor are green. they're not. there has been a little algae stretched on the beaches. people are going out there. they're testing it. not all the algae blooms are toxic, they're testing to see which ones are. if they are toxic, they're closing those beaches. not what you want to hear. guys, it's a huge problem not only for the fishing industry, a $5 billion for recreation. but the tourist industry that florida relies heavily on, $70 billion industry. this is the last thing you want. like you're talking about that
manatee, of course, it's suffocating the fish with oxygen and sunlight that can get through the algae blooms. this story has so many layers, guys. it's just a terrible problem for this beautiful state. >> we appreciate it. listen, just into cnn. getting new developments here in the search for what brought down that egyptair flight the committee investigating it says the cockpit voice recorder is in good enough condition for them to decipher what data is on it. it was put back together in france. it's on its way back to egypt for analysis. information from the flight data recorder released earlier this week indicated possible smoke in the front of the plane for the flight 804 that plunged into the mediterranean that killed all 66 people on board. attorney general loretta lynch says she regrets meeting
with bill clinton. why she says the meet will go not affect the decision on whether to file charges against his wife in connection with the private e-mail server. plus, speculation ramping up over who donald trump will choose to be his running mate. but there is one noticeable name that's not on the short list. they call themselves the never hash tag -- okay -- well -- well -- i just call them republicans against trump. or r.a.t. -- for short. what are you doing? getting faster. huh? detecting threats faster, responding faster, recovering faster. when your security's built in not just bolted on, and you protect the data and not just the perimeter, you get faster. wow, speed kills. systems open to all, but closed to intruders.
attorney general loretta lynch says she regrets meeting with former president bill clinton while speaking at the idea festival. that's when she said it. she's vowing to take the fbi's advice and also advice over the career prosecutor in her department over whether charges should be filed on hillary clinton during secretary of state. chris frates is following the investigation. what you have learned? >> thank you, victor. good morning. you're exactly right, loretta lynch saying she's going to accept the investigation of both the fbi and career per
prosecutors for this case of whether or not to bring charges against hillary clinton for her use of that infamous private e-mail server back when she was secretary of state. it's important to remember that lynch came under a lot of fire this week when she met with bill clinton in phoenix while both they're planes sat on the tarmac at the airport. republicans immediately jumped on that meeting that it's clear that lynch had a conflict of interest and couldn't possibly be impartial. but lynch saying that bill clinton's visit was simply a social call. >> so, you would be well within your right to say get off my plane? what are you doing here? do you regret not telling the former president of the united states to leave the premises? >> okay. so, as i said, i may be viewed
in a certain light but the issue is how does it impact the work that i do at the department of justice does and i certainly wouldn't do it again because i think it has cast a shadow so far what it should not. so far what it will not touch. >> the attorney general said she decided months ago to defer the accusations. donald trump pouncing on this, mocking the explanation that bill clinton and loretta lynch happened to run into some people. >> you're kidding. i thought somebody was joking. it's not a joke. it's not a joke. it's a very serious thing, and to have a thing like that happen, it's so sad. as you know, hillary is so guilty. she's so guilty, you can read them right off. >> this episode, victor, allows
trump to hit clinton where she's vulnerable. >> let's ask the question that others are asking here, bill clinton's impact positive or negative on the clinton campaign? there have been a couple of what some would call missteps so far, of course the meeting with loretta lynch. the verbal altercation with the black lives matter protester. bill clinton accused bernie sanders of running a dishonest campaign. there was a lot of controversy surrounding that statement. what's the impact thus far? >> this is a lot of what the clinton folks say bill clinton being bill clinton and this is the good and bad that you get with that. in fact, there's talk that maybe he should be fully staffed at this point. maybe if a staff were with him, maybe they would have said, mr. president, maybe it's not very good to go make a visit to the department whose department is investigating your wife's
e-mail usage. that being said, there are a lot of controversies as you just pointed out, victor. and i want to get back to that one back in february, where essentially bill clinton argued that bernie sanders was being sexist. he took a lost heat for those sharp charges. and i want to tell you what he said after that. it's important to remember, he said this, quote, the hotter this election gets the more i wish i was just a former president and just for a few months not the spouse of the next one. i have to be careful what i say. bill clinton even there saying sometimes he gets ahead of himself, he gets a little heated and he needs to watch that. certainly, the clinton campaign still believes he's a positive when the optics aren't so great. chris, thanks a lot. well, 20 hostages have been killed in bangladesh. victims of terror attack in that country's capital. this morning we're learning more about how it all unfolded.
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capital of bangladesh, just a mile from the u.s. embassy. seven terrorists attacked a bakery there using weapons, rifles. six attackers were killed, one taken alive. so a lot of information potentially can be gotten from that one survivor. isis has claimed responsibility for the attack. but officials have cast doubt on that claim. >> we're joined now on the phone by james gig yaliardi. a former ambassador to bangladesh. when you heard of where it was, because you're familiar with that area, what did you think? >> well, i was obviously saddened but in a way i wasn't totally surprised in the sense that the terrorists have been looking to up their game. and i think a lot of people who
look at the situation in bangladesh closely are expecting a more spectacular attack. and this obviously can be that. >> the bangladesh government, at one point, blamed an opposition party. they are denying that isis exists in that country. do you believe that there are factions of isis in bangladesh and that they could have pulled this off? >> i believe that there are people who clearly have affiliation with isis in bangladesh. whether that means they've gone off to syria or iraq to fight in the isis cause there, or whether they're doing this by internet with friends overseas, i'm not clear. i don't have that degree of knowledge. but i think it's kind of hard to say that people-o that there aren't a small number of people there who follow the isis ideology and support isis. >> we're getting word this morning, some new information
from the bangladesh military that all of the 20 people killed are foreigners. do you believe those 20 were intentionally targeted? >> absolutely. and i think that the terrorists were trying to send two messages. one was to the people of bangladesh who are predominantly muslim but are predominantly nonextreme in their views. i think the message they want to send to the people of bangladesh, look, they're muslims. we dent kill good muslims remember that. remember the definition of a good muslim. the second is to the people outside of bangladesh and countries which support it which is, look, the government of bangladesh is ineffective. and sending two messages out there targeting foreigners. >> you just said something i
want to ask you about. because when you look at the history here, just in the last 14 months. at least 35 hacking attacks have happened there in bangladesh. 23 were claimed by islamic terror groups. do you have confidence in the bangladesh government and the military and authorities there to get a handle on that? >> well, i think they're in for a long tough slog. again, the encouraging thing about bangladesh is up until now, the terrorists are swimming against the sea. there isn't a lot of support for them within the populous at all. the idea is can they play off of that and use that effectively for the 160 million pairs of eyes in bangladesh to get a better handle on the situation. but until now, i think partly it's because they've been distracted by their own belief that this is being sponsored by opposition political parties. up till now, they haven't really
come up with credible evidence for that. so, i would hope more concentration on the part of the government might be for better results. they took care of pretty effectively of a terrorist back in the last decade. and the question is, can they do it with these very different groups they're facing now. >> all right. former u.s. ambassador to bangladesh. we appreciate your time. thank you for being here. >> let's also bring in on the phone, the editor in chief of the dhaka tribune and lives just across the street from the bakery that was attacked. jaffa, first, because of your position there just across the street, were you at home at the time of the attack? are you there now? can you tell us what you're seeing? >> sure. i live at home. at the time i'm at my office now. i wasn't able to get out of my home and go to the restaurant,
because the moment it happened we were under lockdown. but very close and aware of what was happening. i also have my forces there on the ground coordinating. you know, kind of a crisis there of what was a good understanding of what was going on. >> a good understanding, jafar, i know one of the questions that you're trying to get an answer to and we are as most news agencies how this went on, why this went on for 13 hours. have you gotten any insight into that? >> no, i mean that still remains the most baffling part of this. is that it started like 8:00-ish, 9:00-ish last night. and no real explanation why it lasted that long. right now, the authorizes are keeping it tight to the chest as
to why they're keeping that. but over the next day or days they'll be more forthcoming. and a lot of this information as to the details of the operation and why they made the decisions they made will come out. i think that saying that they wanted to make sure that they got everything just right. they wanted to coordinate all of the various agencies who are involved, getting together. nevertheless, it certainly seems to me, and for many people, that that was an excessive period of time. and people asking the question, you know, had they gone in earlier, would more lives have been able to be saved? >> yeah, certainly a question that you have, that we have. understandably, the question is at this point keeping those details out of the public, hopefully we get those soon. thank you for joining us to answer just a couple of questions about the investigation moving forward.
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41 minutes past the hour. and the race is on to see who finishes first when it comes to being donald trump's number two. >> names like chris christie, newt gingrich has been on the rumored short list and now governor mike pence should be pushing those two aside. trump and pence are scheduled to meet this week. eugene scott is following the story. what do we know, eugene, about this tense trump meeting? >> well what we know, it is indiana. and pence has been a long time
friend of trump and that is an increasing possibility. pence has big decisions to make really soon with regards to what he's going to do with regards to politics and it has to happen in the next couple of weeks. >> correct me if i'm wrong, this is a courtesy to meet with governor pence. is he really a contender in this fist fight? >> it seems like he really could be. i mean, had has to decide whether or not he's going to run for governor or vice president very soon. trump is going to have a fund-raiser in indiana in the next couple of weeks. pence have been hard concerned about trump and jobs being shipped elsewhere. i think that is known that pen endorsed ted cruz and pence has been vocal about his desire to get on board since then. >> let's put up the slate of
possibilities for donald trump as he chooses his number two. the first thing we've learned just over the last couple of days, eugene, is that the announcement won't come at the convention. we think it will happen before the convention. any idea why it's happening before the convention? >> well there has been, you know, quite a bit of dissatisfaction on the republican side with donald trump. and ai think the campaign is hoping to stir up excitement and interest in the campaign. and perhaps if someone can get on board who has more favorable ratings with voters. then trump would have greater interest. and also it will be just more -- another avenue, issue to keep people engaged. >> yeah. >> to know who the next candidate can be. the next vice presidential candidate. >> could offer a fund-raising boost as well. >> sure. as you know, dismal numbers came out of there. let's put the faces back up. the baseball cards. governor chris christie, former speaker newt gingrich.
they each have their pros and cons here. >> sure. >> detail them for us. >> well, yeah, i think the most important across the board for the trump campaign is that they all are more familiar with washington politics than donald trump which is what he really, really needs. you know, former speaker gingrich has a lot of experience working on the hill. deeply entrenched in washington politics. but, he's not as popular with a lot of republicans and certainly democrats, as the trump campaign would certainly hope. but i think he can give it the experience that it definitely needs. mike pence is say new voice who is a cheerleader for evangelicals that trump is convinced he can get their ideas and values if especially elected and governor christie has been very loyal to trump after very early exiting the race himself. and he has significant experience. even though most of his time has
been in new jersey as a former head of the republican governors association, he's just very familiar with how washington works. he, although, had some issues in terms of temperament as well which has been a common critique of donald trump. >> yeah. and there's also the geographic question of what does a new jersey governor bring to a new yorker whose on top of the ticket. at least we've got georgia there, newt gingrich in indiana from pence. is there one candidate who has the edge over the other two? >> the thought is its christie. christie has been very involved with the campaign since early on. has helped draft speeches. and even a long-term friend of donald trump. and we've seen them get increasingly closer. their relationship. he's spent quite a bit of time at trump tower. he's spent a lot of time at
fund-raising, campaigning and helping to get people on board. the trump campaign who has been more reluctant from the establishment side. the reality is, we still don't know, there's still time and it looks like the final decision has not yet been made. >> and we know donald trump says he wants somebody who can know the innerworkings of congress. eugene scott, thank you. two deadly attacks in three days. what authorities are doing to try to get things under control now. this one here behind me, fixed closures. they're using dirt to block a road. all of this after a series of attacks and sharp uptick in violence including the murder of a 13-year-old girl. all of this happening towards the end of ramadan. we'll have that in a moment. you got it. just say show me millions of used cars for sale at the all new carfax.com.
two deadly attacks in the west bank in three days has prompted the authorities to seal off a major city to send in more troops to are prevent more attacks. >> as one family was fired on in the west bank, you have the vick are tim of another attack, a 13-year-old israeli american girl stabbed to death as she slept in her home thursday morning. the teen's uncle, as you can imagine says that her mother is just devastated. >> i was just crying and crying,
that she was crying. and i did not hear any blame from her or anger, but she is just completely devastated, as any mother would be. i was devastated, and everybody in the family is just shocked. >> kind of going numb in the moments, and oren is joining us from jerusalem, abthese are very e emotional stories, and are you getting a sense of how the authorities are are trying to get some of this under control? >>le with, we have seen a number of measures and i want to correct you, i'm outside of hebron and this is the focus of the uptick of the violence and that is why we are here. some of the measures are right here, a closure in and around the city of hebron and some are fixed gates hike this closed this morn, and others are the israeli bulldozers to be covering the roads and make it difficult, and this is part of what the israeli government is going to prevent this surge and
uptick of violence that started thursday morning. one other measure is sending the battalion into west bank to stop it here. this is when the palestinian teenager here broke into the settlement of a home here in the settlement and stabbed a 13-year-old american israeli girl to death in her sleep. the teenager was also killed by a security guards who came to the scene, and another security guard there stabbed in the fight. that began as hundreds attended in the funeral and condemnation from the americans and the brits and the israelis and others, and it did not end there, because we are enter iing the the end of ramadan, and at a time of tension with the israeli rerestrictionsf who is allowed to the travel from the west bank to the holy sites to pray. and also a relative of the extended family of the attacker
from a day earlier was kill when a israeli military member said she tried to stab somebody at the site holy to both jews and israelis. and then a father in his car was killed with two of the children in the car taken to the hospital as well, and one palestinian man died after inhaling tear gas when he went to jerusalem to pray. and the military is using measures like closing off these roads, and putting in more battalions to try to put an end to the surge of the uptick of violence. it is saturday now, so it is quieter, and we will see where this goes. thank you, oren liebermann are from hebron, and we have three more days of ramadan. debt, pollution, the zika violence and that is just the beginning of the curse of what is the 2016 rio olympics.
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well, the rio olympics getting more and more negative attention, becauseer more and more problems arm copping to light before the big games and when i say problems, it is not the prob are lems that we would think -- and they are not little problems. >> right. this week we saw a body part wash ashore, and there is the zika virus, and the athletes are backing out because of the zika virus, and rio with the super bacteria in the water and a bike path collapsed killing at least two people, and these are big issues. our correspondent arwa damon is live in rio with the latest. what is the latest sense of coni fi dense that they can solve these problems in times for the games? >> well, it is quite interesting, because on the one hand there is this sense that no matter what happened, the gams s are going to go ahead and the
government will scramble together at the last-minute to ensure that it happens. remember that rio is fairly familiar with putting on these types of big events, and they had the world cup, and they've had the things that they have dealt with every year on the regular basis, so you have that, but at the same time, you have all sorts of problems that have been plaguing these games with this mad rush to try to finish some of the venues on time, and issues with getting the subway up and running, and all sorts of challenges that they are having with the infrastructure, and at the foremost of everybody's mind is of course security, and this is not necessarily terrorism-related security per se, but much more the issue that the city is constantly dealing with when it comes to the various different criminal gang s. we have already had a number of robberies taking place, and most rekre recently the national german broadcaster had two of their massive trucks carrying most of the camera equipment to the main even you, and they were stopped on the road, and their driver
was forced to divert elsewhere, and the containers were later found empty the of course, and so you have a growing list of pr problems ahead of what is really meant to be a source of pride for this country, and what is most difficult for brazilians at this stage is that when the country first won the olympic games there was so much pride and optimism that the games would bring about real fundamental changes especially for the people who need it most, and none of that has materialized. >> okay. we want to look back at some of the other games that have been plagued in the past, and you bringing up problems that is not unheard of by any means. rewind eight years to the beijing olympic, it was severe pollution, and in london the main issue was security and recruits were having trouble spotting bombs in x-ray screenings, and then in sochi,
they ran into things such as the human rights issues with the russian government, and clearly other games have had their fair share of issues, but what is the government there saying about their ability to handle whatever comes their way? >> well, the government is continuing to put forward this confident face saying that these games will be a success and that all of the various issues that they have will be overcome. they say that things like the water pollution for example, the levels are not nearly as bad what is being reported. they say that the waters are in fact safe for the athletes, and well, speak to the athletes, and they don't want to end up accidentally drinking any of the waters. and you an issue of the macro bacteria existing in some of the main areas where the water and sporting events are taking place, and sure, every single olympic games is plagued with its own set of problems, but people will say it is not going to excuse the fact that brazil has its own issues at this
stage, especially because the government made so many promises years ago when they put their bid in for the olympic games, and ask the brazilians and they will tell you that none of them have materialized and the various layers of the governance here are use olympic games for their own political gain at this stage. >> thank you, arwa damon, for bringing so much of it to light for us. a new hour of "new day" begins right now. cnn, breaking news. we heard gunshots, and then people were saying there was an attack of a restaurant. >> this neighborhood is one of the most if not the most secure neighborhood. >> there was a huge blast. >> and it is a posh neighborhood and everybody is just stunned
that something like this couldp happen here. >> always grateful to have your company with us on a saturday morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. and we are beginning with the breaking news of an hour's long hostage standoff which has ended in a police raid overnight. in the aftermath, the commandos found the bodies of 20 hostages and all of them apparently hacked to death. this began when a gunman seized a cafe popular with westerners, and this is about a mile are from the embassy. >> and this is what we are hearing, an army official says that 13 hostages were rescued after police stormed the restaurant to end the siege. isis has claimed are responsibility for the terror attack, and if true, it is the second deadliest attack of terror this week attributed to isis. >> and over to turkey, as we are
getting more information about the attackers from the istanbul. it is likely that ahmkhmed chatayev is behind the attack. we go for a report. >> we don't know from the authorities that all of the stude students are foreign nationals, but we do know that there is one that is a student are from berkeley, and there are three japanese nationals, and two of them are sri lankan and not much is known as to how much all of this unfolded. it is a 12-hour long siege. the only people who have really
been talking about how this happened and what they saw are the witnesses there, and a cafe worker who managed to escape pretty much as the gunman stormed in, and he said that as the gunman came in, they had guns and shooting in the air, but they weren't shooting at anyone or hitting anyone, and they just really wanted to instill fear in the restaurant. that is when the clients there ended up hiding underneath tables and chairs, and here is what the cafe worker had to the say. >> translator: when we got out, we were on the roof. when they threw the bombs, the whole building was shaking. more than 10 or 12 bombsb and they kept throwing and throwing and felt like they were progress ing forward. so when we felt that they were progressing forward we thought that it was not safe anymore, and so we jumped from the roof. >> reporter: it is a sense of how fully armed an vicious the at tackers were and not only guns and explosives, but ak-22s and local ber -- low caliber
rifles and they were shouting god is great in arabic. >> and now, let me ask you about the claim that this is isis, and we have many intelligence who are casting doubt on this, and flush that out for us, and why? >> well, that is right. isis claimed are responsibility as soon as the hostage crisis began many hours afterwards and soon some officials were questioning that i sag that isis does not have a much of a presence in bangladesh or the subcontinent in general, and they mentioned that al qaeda is much more involved in bangladesh, and in fact, one of the local militant groups are linked to al qaeda and they have claimed responsibility for at
lot of the attacks in bangladesh against the individuals, and against writers and intellectuals and blogers in the past. so many people questioning this isis responsibility and a claim of responsibility including the bangladeshi government. victor. >> thank you, sumi. this is what we know about the terror groups in bangladesh. isis has had follower s s in th country since 2014. and according to the "sentinel" they said that they have been there since declaring the caliphate. and then they started a wave of bombs on shiites and hindus and foreigners and places of worship, but they say that extremists with links to al qaeda and a group called atb emerged in to 14 and the group also operates under ansar al
hasam. i want to bring in senior foreign analyst tom fuentes in here. and tom, some claiming responsibility by isis, but some u.s. authorities are skeptical, and are you believing that this is isis? >> good morning, christi. this has hall marks of many groups. and just because one group, al qaeda and others have done and at tack in the past, it does not mean they won't change slight sli. isis uses firearms and expl explosives and killed many people, and the al qaeda attacks from four different al qaeda-based groups in bangladesh have typically hacked their people to death in a individual basis and about 40 people in the last year and a half in bangladesh, so you have both. firearms, explosives and hacking the hostages to death, and there
is unconfirmed reports that the hostage takers let the locals out, that they let the locals out, and that they were not necessarily rescues, and hacked to death the foreigners, and anybody who was not, that they considered a foreigner, they murdered and hack ed them to death. and isis has typically tone the firearms and the explosives and al qaeda has typically done the hacking to people to death in bangladesh, and in this case, you both. >> i want to confirm that we do know that we got word this morning that all 20 of the hostages dead are indeed, as you are saying, are foreigners. and now, we have gotten word that one survived and is custody of the attacker, and what do you know about him, and the li likelihood to tell the authorities the information that they may need to know? >> well, that is a good question, because we don't know
how hard core this person is, and the circumstances of the capture, and if he was captured or maybe seriously injured and may still die, and we just don't know all of that at this point, and hopefully in good enough shape to talk about it, and hopefully, they will have, you know, not because of the torture, but because enough skill in the interrogation the find out who he is, and where he is from, and what inspired him, but again, you know, when the terrorists are inspired by what they see in the media and over to the internet and the social media in bangladesh, you have both messages. you have isis and the prolific global messaging going out to kill anybody, and you have the takeover of a restaurant similar to the takeover of the coffee shop in sydney, australia, a year ago and the hostages were rescue and that was shooting the hostages instead of stabbing them to death, so we have to see if this particular person is capture and if that is a true
story if he is going to relate the story of why he did it. >> and so we have seen orlando, and istanbul, and now banglad h bangladesh, and all of it happening of course in ramadan and today is the 27th day which is a sacred and holy day to ramadan and three days left, and are we to assume then, tom, perhaps the violence will de-escalate three days from now once ramadan is over? >> it is hard to predict. it could, and it is not uncommon during every year in ramadan to have an increase in the attacks, but, you know, we don't know, because the attacks are going on year-round and in bangladesh, isis has killed about 25 people in the last 818 month, and al qaeda has killed half that many. in those attacks, it was not based on the holiday or a certain day, but happened on the their choosing and we can see it
now based on ramadan and we have often placed a lot of emphasis on the holidays on their c calendar, it may not be necessarily what drives it other than isis messaging going worldwide has said to the followers increase the attacks and do it now during ramadan. >> right. tom fuentes, your expertise is always appreciated. thank you for taking the time to be with us. >> thank you, christi. >> we are seeing the ripple effects of terror around the world, and back here in the u.s., the law enforcement is stepping up security at events around the nation on fourth of july weekend, and among the added precautions like extra police on the street, and many of them you won't see. sara ganim is following that the story and at penn station. many events around new york city is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people, and security is going to be tight. >> that is right, victor. security will be tight across the country in major cities,
because people are from chicago to washington to right here in new york are going to be celebrating the fourth of july holiday mostly at events. now, in all three of the cities, and in large cities across the k country people travelers will see exthe tra police presness, and they will see the police in tactical gear, and the bomb-sniffing dogs that frankly as a traveler myself, they can be scary, but they should actually reassure travelers, experts tell us, especially in the wake of the two attacks in the past week. one at the airport in istanbul, and the other at a cafe yesterday in bangladesh, and both are soft targets like this one here at penn station. the soft target, of course, victor, it is a place that does not have a secure perimeter the around it, and cafes, and places of travel like a train station here, and also the perimeter around an airport before you go through security after seeing the two attacks at airports in
the past three months, it is on people's minds when they are going for the holiday weekend, and where they don't want to feel the stress or the extra stress of thinking that i'm in an area that is secure which is where this stepped up police presence is coming from. and this is a busy weekend and aaa is predicting 43 million people are going to be traveling this weekend in cities across the country, and the police chiefs are saying that are there are no credible threats, but the homeland secretary jai jeh john saying that they are going to take the extra precautions, and people should still enjoy the holiday weekend, but always of course be alert, victor. >> all right. thank you, sara ganim there at penn station. there is go ing to be some security that you will see and some that you do not. >> and there is an issue bubbling up along the florida coast, and people aring asking, what is causing this. look at this.
this is a toxic green algae that is blooming on top of the water. what does it mean for the people going to the beaches and what does it mean for the sea life underneath it? and plus, donald trump attacks hillary clinton for the meeting of bill clinton with the secretary-general. is he doing his wife more harm than good?
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i am viewing it in a d different light, but how does it impact the work that i do and the department of justice does, and i certainly would not do it again. and because i believe it has cast a shadow offwhat it should not and what it will not touch. >> that is attorney general loretta lynch saying, yes, it was an mistake to meet with former president clinton on the tarmac in the investigation of his wife hillary clinton and the private server implications while secretary of state. and now, looking at the fallout, we will be joined by trump supporter, and hillary suppo
supporter, and good to have you both back. >> good to be here. >> and let me start with you, amy. is this enough of what you heard from the attorney general, should she fully recuse herself from this, or do you buy what she says that it was her intention before this happened to accept fully the recommendations of the the career prosecutors and the fbi? >> i would hope she would do that, but the reason she made this statement is because of the predicament she is. and i believe she should recuse herself at this point, because it is a huge conflict of interest, and i don't know how that happened with the two of them. they are both attorneys. how did that happen? >> and let me bring that to you, because so many people have questioned the attorney general, and what was she thinking, and the former president, and although had the meetings before on a plane of the tarmac, and he knows the optics and how it will be receive and what was he thinking? >> well, the thing here that we have to be calling it what it was, and it is really a cordial meeting between old friends, and
let's not forget -- >> a mistake though. >> and i will get to that, but it is a mistake in reregards of the optics at a time when you are entrenched in a heated political campaign with the pres presumptive nominee on the republican side, it definitely p presents a problem with the optics, but one thing of that i was proud of loretta lynch, attorney general loretta lynch, she said, i regret it and i would not do it again. this is a woman who had a smooth and fast process in being confirmed by a republican-led u.s. senate, and so, has zero history of impropriety and big person on integrity and ethnic thick, and again it is president clin ton being president clinton and when he sees an old friend and he wants to say hello, and it is a problem. >> and he has done it with orrin hatch, and speak e of the house paul ryan, and others, and if it is coming off of the plane, he
walks up. >> i agree with you, tharon that that at least she came out to admit it, and not many times politicians will do that, because they will back pedal or put spin, but the whole thing is that they are above the law, and the powerful elite, and they get special treatment, and things that apply to us don't apply to them, and that is what people are fed up with, and it comes back to the trust issue. >> good segue, and let's listen to what donald trump had to say about this, and play it. >> when i first heard the story, i said, no no, you are kidding, and i thought that somebody was joking, but they are not. it is not a joke, and it is a serious thing, and to have a thing like that to happen is so sad. as you know, hillary is so guilty, and so guilty, and i mean, you can read them right off here. >> and here is the question that some have asked and we have explored it a little bit this morning, and is president
clinton at this point considering what he has been involved if in for the last couple of months up to to a year a liability in some respects to the campaign? we will put it up on the screen and i don't have to read through them, but your response to the perception? >> he is absolutely not a liability, and remember that president clinton is still a popular democrat amongst the democrats across the country, and extremely popular with the independent, and he is a tremendous asset to the campaign, because at that particular point where two candidates are going to have a conversation with the american people, president clinton is going to be able to remind people of the clinton years with the booming middle-class and the economy that is very, very stable, and president clinton is one of the best politicians there is, and he can go into the room, and really make people feel comfortable about his wife, a and there is nobody who wants president clinton to be president more than bill
clinton. >> and there was a question that she was asked about tsa workers who wear what she called the heebie jabis, and trump said we need to look into thisle policy-wise and was it imappropriate for him to let that go on the campaign trail after what we saw from john mccain back in 2008 when somebody said that the president is the muslim and he stopped them and he said, no, he is not. >> and first of all, donald trump is not politically correc correct, and we all know that, and this campaign is not the usual campaign, but you can't control what people say. >> but what he does, and should ve corrected her? >> well, i don't know, i don't know what he should have done there, and he answered the question, and i know that he is concerned about the veterans, and that is what she was talking about the veteran, and putting the veterans to work for the tsa i believe. so that is what she was talking
about and i think that is what he was referring to and -- >> that is the political side, but as it relates to policy, is donald trump, and should donald trump be looking at replacing muslims who work for the tsa? >> i think that donald trump is looking at securing our borders right now. >> should that be one of the -- >> well, i want to be safe, and that what most people across this country want is for our families and our homeland to be safe. that is what everybody is concerned about. >> all right. ten seconds there, and we have to go, tharon. >> okay. >> no, no, this is another opportunity where donald trump flip-flops, and one time comes out to say i won't ban all muslims, but some, and missed an opportunity here to pushback on what he heard, and he should have stood up to say something. >> all right. amy and tharon, thank you both.
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toxic amounts of algae. look at it there, and so thick along the florida coast. it is being compared to guacamole soup, and cnn's drone flew over the area to give us a good idea of what it looks like. that is not a rendering. that is a true picture, and there is a stench to it so badly that people say they cannot go outside. and now, think about that we are on top of this and think about what is underneath, the marine life suffocating in the thick blanket of the sludge and look at this video of a manatee struggling to swim in the algae-ridden canal and getting an awful lot of help from somebody who is giving it water from the hose, and several counties are under a treasure trove of emergencies.
jennifer gray, you are there above all of this and what are you hearing about how the state is going to handle this? >> well, people are concerned, christi, because there are so many layers to this. and you have not only the environmental issue, and the sea life issue, and the economic impact that it is going to make. and let me show you what we are dealing with as the tide is coming in, and it is moving and it is even more disgusting, but look at how thick this is and just laying right on top of it. this is throughout a lot of the rivers and the canals here in florida. it is starting from the inside-o inside-out, and starting from lake okeechobee because they have to regulate how high the lake is, because during the rainy season and the hurricane season they don't want it to be too high and then overflow and a flooding issue, so they regulate the levels and they are flowing so many gallons of water out of lake okeechobee every minute that it is flowing into all of the rivers and all of the lagoons and into the intercoastal waterways and because the water has so many
fertilizers from the agricultural industry, and urban runoff a lot of the chemicals in the water, and it is pouring all of the fresh water into the salt water es tu watuaries and creai these toxic areas. and so normally they do it at the end of the summer, but that is why they are seeing it worse this year than years past, but you are igt rooshgs it is suffocating the marine life underneath, because it is depleting the oxygen level and as it is laying on top, the sunlight can't get through, and so you have plant life on the bottom of t bottom of the rivers and the ka nals die, which is the food that the manatees rely on as well, and because of that, there are so many layers to this, and it is stretching far beyond just the disgusting look of it. i mean, the reck ree raational fishing industry is a $5 billion a year industry, and tourism is $70 billion a year, but with
that said, not all of the beaches are green. this is basically in the intercoastal waterways and the canals and the paddleboard shops and the kayakers and people fish here, and most of the beaches around florida are okay, but of course, they are keeping an eye on it, because it does eventually go out into the ocean, and disperse and so they are saying if you see the algae blooms, are report it, and the lifeguards are on top of it and if the toxic algae blooms are impacting the beaches, thatey wl close which is the last thing that people want to hear on a holiday weekend. >> and you hope that they can scrape some of it up in a lot of the places to really help the sea life underneath. jennifer gray, thank you so much. >> all right. and question, could donald trump name a vice presidential pick before the convention? we will tell you who is the gop presumptive nominee, and who he is meeting with this weekend and plus the investigators are looking into the deadly crash of the tesla on auto pilot, and what the company says caused the
secure neighborhood here. >> we heard blasts. >> and it is a posh neighborhood and everyone is just stunned thatting something like this could happen here. >> and that is one of the stories that we are watching here at 33 minutes past the hour on a saturday morning. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell and good to be with you and that is the top story this saturday, terror in bangladesh. and the standoff is now over, but 20 people were found dead inside of that cafe, and all of them foreigners and all of them hack hacked to death, and at least 13 hostages though were rescued. >> this happened in the capital of bangladesh, a mile from the u.s. embassy. and seven terrorists attacked a bakery there using rifles and explosives and other sharp weapon weapons. six attackers were killed and one was taken alive. isis is laying claim, but there is some skepticism on that.
all right. so there is the race that is continuing to see who finishes first when it comes to being donald trump's running mate, and names like chris christie and newt gingrich have been rumored to be on the short list and now indiana governor mike pence could push the two aside, and trump and pence are scheduled to meet this weekend. let's talk. we have an editor for cnn politics joining us, awana, and good morning. and now sh, we are seen that th list is for a long list of those who want to speak wednesday as the release date there, and is that corresponding with you that there is a long list of people who can't wait to get on stage at the trump convention? >> what donald trump tweeted there is not tracking with what we have been hearing and seeing in the reporting from talking to
the prominent republicans, and the type of politicians that you would normally see at a convention. you have heard mitt romney, the last presidential nominee has no plans to go and speak, and john mccain, a nominee before him, no plans to speak. and even the governor of the state that the convention is going to be held in does not have any plan s s to speak, but what we have heard is that donald trump is likely to have his family play a prominent role, and likely to turn to the other figures and nonpolitical figures to endorse his run, and so he could be correct that the speaker rosters are lined up and full, and that we will see the release soon as he is inindicating, inindicating, but it is a different lineup, and we are not going to be seeing donald trump with a significant support from the traditional establishment. >> and trump said that there were requests for him to speak on all three nights as he said, and he turned that down. now, let's talk about the meeting that i just talked about between trump and indiana
governor mike pence, and possibly a dark horse in the race, and he has the conservative christian credentials behind him. and what is his chance here as he lines up next to newt gingrich and chris christie? >> so a pick up of somebody like mike pence makes a lot of sense when you think of the things that donald trump needs. if you are looking at the way that he has appealed to the electorate, he is going to be look at someone who can kountco the brash personality, and the brashness he has brought into the race, and may win over some of the republicans that he has yet to win over, but with that, the attention of reporting is more focused on the new jersey governor chris christie since abandoning his own presidential bid, and he has appear ed on behalf of donald trump and talked about him quite a bit, and you have newt gingrich who is still well regarded in circles and come to donald trump's defense as he has taken heat from members of his own party, and this is a decision that we could see ahead of the
convention which is certainly going to give him a little bit of the bump and turn the conversation a little bit as there are reports to maybe the campaign not going as well as he like and lot of the campaign showing polls behind hillary clinton in a general election matchup. >> and we talked a little bit about this moment between donald trump and a voter who questioned tsa hiring women who wear either hijab or nijab and trump not correcting the woman, and that they should not be replaced because they wear the religious garb. and he did correct a man who did say something about israel, and take us into that moment. >> yes, he did actually correct a moment, and he stood up and said, that israel is one of our biggest allies and we will stand firmly with israel and that is an issue that has potency for
the republican voter and those in the republican base. so that is a winning moment for donald trump. he handled that pretty effectively and the other moment that you mentioned is where we get back to the question around donald trump all of the time, and it is a question of temperame temperament, and if you are rook look at the recent polling, that is where the voters' questions lie, and if he has more of the town hall-style meetings as we will see more of how he handles those questions and as you contrast contrasted this is a different response from john mccain that we saw, and different of the temperament of past republicans, and george w. bush as well. and so how he handles that is something i am watching closely. >> and thank you juana, cnn editor. >> thank you for having me. and now, a question about tesla, and while the auto pilot feature was on in the drive, the first driver dies who is driving a tesla with the feature on. and now dead.
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setti setting. >> yes, we want to show you some video here of last year the driver joshua brown. this is him giving a dem e mow of how the auto pilot works, and in a blog post, tesla says that the car ran into the tractor-trailer because the software did not notice the whiteside of the truck in the brightly lit sky when that very driver that you are seeing on the screen was driving this week. basically the camera did not pick up the contrast of the colors and therefore, he died. cnn money's peter valdez pena, and you are joining us now, and you have actually driven a tesla on auto pilot, and any point that you were doing so where you didn't el feel safe? >> well, first of all, let me make it clear this is right after this software was first introduced, and there have been iterations since then, and improvements, but yeah, when i was driving, yes, situations where it did not pick up a lane line for instance and swerved into another lane or where it did not react quickly enough to a car being new york city
drivers cut me off from another lane and i had to grab the wheel. and the software is not perfect, and so can something like this at this point in the technology's development ever be perfect, and apparently, it can't. >> and so we were watching a story about this earlier, and tesla advices never at the end of the day, never to take your hands off of the wheel, but to that, we kind of think, what is the point of auto pilot then? what to you say to that? >> a lot of the cars today, and mercedes-benz and infinity, they have software that does a lot of what tesla does, and maintains the place in the lane and a safe distance behind the
to thee roretically, yes, you should be holding the steering wheel while you are driving, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the driver. >> it is ultimately the responsibility of tesla or the driver? >> it is your responsibility as a driver to be alert and in control at all times, but there are steps for tesla to make sure to remind drivers that the they should do that? >> so you have no problem continuing to drive a tesla? >> i have no problem with this and look at the situation and what happened and say, look, i have to remember that when there are vehicles crossing in front
of me, that is a dangerous situation, and remember always, always, always, i need to pay attention and alert, because no software at this point is going to be perfect. >> all right. peter valdes-depena, very good to have your expertise here on this. >> thank you. >> brazil is facing debt and pollution and the zika virus and what seems to be the curse of the rio olympics.
intense flames here. you can even hear what is going on here broke out after a gas main exploded a kocouple of hou ago out outside of detroit. the fire department in melvindale the had to evacuate part of the city, and the population of about 10,000, an unsure how many people had to leave their homes at that hour of the day, but one person was hurt. our affiliate says that a car crashed and hit a gas main there. and let's talk about the rio olympics, because there is more and more negative attention brought to it with more and more problems coming to light as we are heading toward s ts the big games. >> and these are big problems. this week, body part washed ashore, and you know, the zika vivus a challenge there, and athletes are backing out because of it.
and rio also has a superbacteria in the water and a bike path collapsed killing two people as we well, and our correspondent arwa damon in live in rio with the latest. arwa, what is the degree of confidence that this or any of the problems will be solved before the world floods in, in just a little bit more than a month? >> that really depends who it is that you are asking. there is a sense that even if the problems are not all necessarily addressed or resolved, the games will somehow end up going ahead, but, yes, rio is facing a set of issues that other nations who have hosted the olympics in the past have not faced like you mention ed there, zika, the super bacteria, and the sheer levels of pollution that exist in some of the waters where the sports are going be taking place. yes, the government says that the pollution levels are not as high as some of the athletes or
others believe that they are, but ask the athletes, and they are not necessarily that comfortable having this water accide accidentally splashing into their mouths, and that being said, they are going to be go ahead with all of this, and you have the issue of the pollution as i mentioned, and then this underlying issue of security and not necessarily terrorism-related security, but it is just security in general, a and how safe is the population going to be from the various criminal gangs. yes, the streets are flooded with high levels of military, and tens of thousands of security forces will be added on to those that already exist here, but you have security leading up to the games, with the criminal gangs according to some of the police officers that we have been talking to running rampant, and the most recent incident involving the german national broadcasters where two of the massive trucks carrying the main equipment to set up the live position s fs for the game
and their driver was held at gunpoint, and the trucks were hijack and the containers were later found, but they were empty so none of this is instilling a lot of confidence at this stage in the government's capabilities, and that being said though, rio is a city that has hosted a significant events such as the world's cup, and let's not forget that every single year, they are also dealing with major events as well, so people will point to that and say, look, rio is going to be able to the handle it, but it might be less than ideal. >> all right. arwa damon there for us in rio. arwa, thank you so much. and since we are talking about the olympics, ah, some dire news about it, but there is still a lot of excitement for a lot of people as we are heading into it. in fact, there was a thriller at the olympic swimmingi inin inin michael phelps and ryan
these contracts and all of this money and what is it like behind closed doors? the money they throw around, and the figures they throw around. >> and we are talking about tens of millions, and more than $100 million for the multi-year contracts, and rashana lee joining us. the incredible money that we have seen. >> and the incredible money that we make. >> and so now can you play a game? >> i can't play basketball to save my life. i am like the rainbow shooter, and i come up here -- >> oh, gosh. i hope it gets in. >> i am bad. i am bad. >> and reportedly more than a $1.5 billion were handed out to 27 players yesterday. >> wow. >> the salary cap is up this year, and giving the teams more money to spend, and mike conly is biggest winner of the day and he went for five-year $153
million deal to stay with the memphis grizzlies which is the largest contract in nba history, but that is for now, because the two biggest names in free agency lebron james and kevin durant are in market. and the oklahoma thunder wants to bring kevin durant back for one more season, but lebron james has declined his free agency offer, but he made it clear he does not want the leave cleveland any time soon. >> and also, in the jamaican running history, hussein bolt is trying to get healthy enough to defend his title, and the olympics are just 34 days away. and a duel in the pool. michael phelps and ryan lochte swam in the 200 medley, and sit is phelps inching out the biggest rival by inch, and don't
feel bad for lochte, because it earn earned him a spot in rio still, and they have been battling for year years. >> and with the second or two in between and you go to the olympics and you have no idea what is going to be happening. >> right. >> and anybody can win. >> anybody can win. >> and let me ask you about lebron james, because he says that he has no intentions of leaving cleveland, but if he were to leave, he came what he did to do? >> yes, he can retire. >> and he leaves with no disrespect. >> none. and i know that christi is saying, please. >> i am just sitting here. i will not get myself in troubl trouble. >> right. >> and he is staying, okay. >> he is staying. >> yeah, we get it. you are undecided down 3-1, and you said that there is a chance. >> that is how it is, and the cleveland fans are die hard. >> oh, no, ohio. >> and how many years in the dog pound for the browns. just saying. thank you. >> my pleasure.
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