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Transcript by Newsy**** BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource headline news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now -- and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news-- Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets and demonstrated Thursday morning. The demand? For the president to step down. BBC reports -- Yemen’s protests are Tunisia-inspired, much like the ongoing protests in Egypt. The Yemenis complain of increasing poverty, lack of political freedom and corruption. Meanwhile Egypt is entering its third day of demonstrations. Still on world news -- Ugandan gay rights activist David Kato was beaten to death Wednesday. He was 46. The New York Times says Kato’s picture recently appeared in an anti-gay newspaper, under the headline “Hang Them.” A few of Kato’s belongings were missing -- leading police officials to suggest the murder was a case of theft -- not a hate crime. Other gay rights activists disagree. In U.S. news-- Airline passengers, say goodbye to code orange. The Department of Homeland security says it is phasing out the color-coded terror alert system in airports. The five-step color code, ranging from green to red, was introduced soon after 9/11. For aviation, the alert has been on orange -- or high risk of attacks -- since 2006. USA Today reports the codes are being replaced by a system that will give information to law enforcements and potential targets without unnecessarily alarming the public. To finance -- whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas -- including foreclosed homes. In a report by RealtyTrac, Las Vegas is leading the nation in foreclosed property -- 1 out every 9 homes has received a default notice of some kind. CNN says, there might be a silver lining -- areas like Sin City have topped the list, but compared to 2009 their overall percentage has dropped. In fact, 10 of the top cities have seen less foreclosures this past year. To the tech world --where Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg got a rude awakening when some uninvited friends -- hacked his fan page. The hackers posted a message reading: “Let the hacking begin” and continued to say Facebook should invest in more social-driven causes. Slate Magazine says the post generated more than 1800 “likes” before it was pulled. There’s no word from Facebook yet, but the company did post a message reiterating their commitment to user privacy. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on stories throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Erik Shute... highlighting the top headlines from around the world, making you smarter, faster, and first to know. Watch more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
28 Jan 2011
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Transcript by Newsy BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource headline news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now, and here are the headlines you need to know. First up, world news. Egypt’s demonstrations continue, even after talks between the government and opposition groups are underway. The media report — talks are simply not enough. Bahrain’s Gulf Daily News says the demonstrators are still determined to see President Hosni Mubarak step down — stat. Still, Cairo is slowly returning to business as usual, as authorities increase pressure on those still camped out in Tahrir Square. Al Jazeera has the video. “Protesters say they’ll block any attempt to kick them out.” Also in world news -- Julian Assange is set to fly around the world -- but he’ll be facing trial at every destination. Today the Wikileaks founder started his two day court extradition hearing in Britain. CNN says Assange faces extradition to Sweden for charges of sexual misconduct, and then maybe even the United States to stand trial for espionage. Assange’s lawyer tells CNN he could end up n Guantanamo Bay or executed depending on the final destination. In business news — AOL is acquiring progressive online news site The Huffington Post for $315 million. One blogger at the Guardian seems critical of the deal, saying, quote, AOL’s grubby hands have long been grabbing the stars of the web, hoping a little stardust might rub off. The purchase is the latest in AOL’s news operation shopping spree — the company bought TechCrunch and its family of websites last year. CEO Tim Armstrong is on a mission to reinvent AOL as the “most influential company in content space.” In sports -- the Vince Lombardi trophy is headed back to Green Bay. Last night at Cowboy Stadium, the Packers toppled Big Ben and the Steelers to win their fourth Super Bowl title, 31 to 25. The New York Post reports Green Bay Quarterback Aaron Rodgers took home the MVP trophy as well, something former QB Brett Farve had yet to accomplish during his time with the Packers. Christina Aguilera opened the games with her sweeping rendition of the National Anthem. The Telegraph and other news sources report -- she might have gotten carried away, repeating the same verse twice in front of an audience of more than 100 million viewers. Despite the flub, Aguilera hopes fans can see the “true spirit of the anthem came through.” Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the today. For Newsy Now I’m Erik Shute -- highlighting the top headlines from around the world making you smarter, faster, and first to know. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy
8 Feb 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource video news analysis from Newsy. This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In U.S. News -- Thousands of Wisconsin’s public employees will continue to fight the state’s proposed budget as they enter a third day of protests. And in the middle of this state-wide crisis -- a few Democratic State Senators decided to flee the scene. (Video: CNN) The new budget drafted by the Governor will cut the bargaining rights and benefits of teachers and other public employees. Yesterday, Democrats fled the state to delay a vote on the budget and slow the process to a halt. Some of their constituents are wondering “Is their idea of running really democratic?” Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach answers to CNN. ERPENBACH: We had a number of amendments and we’re ready to go to the floor this morning and start that process. But it became very clear from the Republican leadership that none of our amendments would be considered or even adopted to the legislation. So we really only had one option. ... Again this bill was introduced last Friday, he wants a bill today. This is microwave legislation at its absolute postive worst. In world news — protests continue in the Middle East, with no end in sight. In some countries, the demonstrations have grown increasingly violent. BBC reports. “As the mood of anger spreads, here in Libya, also reports of deaths, during clashes between security forces and protesters. ... There have also been deaths and injuries reported here in Yemen, it’s seen some of the most violent protests in the past week.” Human Rights Watch says at least 24 people have been killed in Libya alone, while four more was buried in Bahrain on Friday. In Yemen, the death toll is up to four as well. (Video: BBC) And in business news — U.S. antitrust investigators are looking at Apple’s terms and conditions for publishers hoping to sell digital subscriptions through the App Store. The Wall Street Journal reports the Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission are inspecting whether Apple violated antitrust laws by funneling media companies costumers into the payment system of the iTunes Store — then taking a 30 percent cut. Right now, the inspection is at a preliminary stage, but might lack enough evidence for a formal investigation. Finally in the tech world -- IBM’s Watson wowed audiences by defeating Jeparody’s best contestants, but now the tech company wants Watson to take over the way we interact with computers on a daily basis. Dallas News says IBM plans to adapt Watson’s “Natural Language” interface as a consulting reference for physicians, scientists, and other researchers. The goal? Watson could process questions about an illness and send back information to the doctors as if they were talking to someone in the same room. Watson lead researcher Jennifer Chu-Carrol wants everyone to remember, “IBM is not in the business of building machines to play on game shows.” Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. I’m Erik Shute for Newsy Now — highlighting the top headlines, making you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos for daily updates. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
19 Feb 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource business news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. First up, world news. Violence escalates in Libya, and Al Jazeera estimates at least 250 people may have died in the capital city Tripoli overnight. In this Al Jazeera exclusive video, protesters are shown trying to escape gunfire. International Federation of Human Rights puts the death toll overall at about 300 to 400 people. The Guardian reports the UN Security Council is going to meet in a closed session to discuss Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi’s brutal crackdown on protesters. Libya's deputy ambassador to the UN has appealed for starting a no-fly zone over the country, to help stop "a real genocide.” Still in world news — a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the New Zealand city Christchurch last night. Sources including the New Zealand Herald say at least 65 people are killed. Rescue efforts continue, as 100 others are feared trapped. Yesterday’s quake was not as powerful as the one that struck Christchurch last September, but it did have a shallower epicenter, which lead to more damage. (Video: Sky News) In business news — the escalating violence in Libya is pushing oil prices to rise and European and Asian shares to fall. The New York Times says light, sweet crude oil for April delivery surged to $97 a barrel in pre-market trading. Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa, and prices might rise even more should the world gets cut off from Libya’s supply. In U.S news -- thousands of Chicago voters will head to the polls today ready to elect a fresh new face in the mayor’s office. Former Mayor Richard Daley conceded to run for a record seventh term in office -- leaving his coveted 22 year seat as mayor up for grabs. ABC News reports the latest polls show front runner Rahm Emanuel well ahead of his rivals. Former Senator Carol Moseley Braun and city official Gerry Chico are expected to gain on his lead -- but it’s not likely they’ll survive the day. All of the candidates have had their fair share of trouble on the campaign trail -- Braun used the words “rape and robbery” to describe her opponents and Emanuel’s ballot fiasco questioned whether or not the former White House Chief of Staff still lived in the Windy City. The polls close at 7 pm and only one lucky candidate can inherit the $655 million budget gap the former administration left behind. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Erik Shute -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter -- faster. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Feb 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news — pressure continues to mount for Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi. Sources including the BBC say Gaddafi’s number two man, Libya’s interior minister, is now among top officials who have joined the opposition. The Arab League has now put Libya on suspension. Still, Gaddafi remains defiant, yesterday saying, he would rather “die a martyr” than resign. The U.S. and European nations are now sending ferries and planes to evacuate their citizens from the violence-ridden country. Still in world news — an update on the Christchurch, New Zealand, earthquake. New Zealand Herald says the recent earthquake is likely to be New Zealand’s worst natural disaster yet. The Civil Defence Ministry has declared a state of National Emergency, the first for a non-military situation. The death toll is now up to 75, while 300 others are feared trapped. In U.S. news — the ACLU and a Muslim group filed a lawsuit yesterday, claiming an FBI informant who infiltrated a mosque has violated constitutional rights — targeting Muslims for surveillance simply because of their religion. The Washington Post says the lawsuit is filed against the FBI and seven agents and supervisors. The suit seeks three things: class action status, unspecified damages and a court order instructing the FBI to destroy or return the information the informant collected. Also in the U.S. - Rahm Emanuel is the new mayor of the Windy City. Last night he accepted his new position while breaking away from his rivals with 55% of the total votes. “Thank you Chicago for this humbling victory. All I can say, you sure know how to make a guy feel at home (cheering)." (Video: CNN) CNN reports the former White House Chief of Staff especially thanked his former employer President Obama for his support and praised former mayor Richard Daley as a “hard act to follow”. Emanuel says he’s ready to fix problems in the nation’s third largest city, including reforming the pension system and lowering high rates of crime. In entertainment -- singer Rihanna rocked the stage at this year’s NBA All-Star game, but her performance was not music to every one’s ears. Access Hollywood reports Rihanna was slated to perform at a charity event for Donald Trump the same night as the game. She cancelled her gig with the Donald due to illness, but really upset the Hotel mogul when she performed at the All-Star game only hours later. But Rihanna wasn’t the ‘Only Girl in the World’ for Trump, he found Jennifer Hudson as a last minute replacement. Perez Hilton notes Trump publicly responded to the affair saying Rihanna’s bail was insulting to everyone and showed a lack of respect. A rep for RiRi fired back. She was under strict doctor’s orders after battling bronchitis and feared losing her voice if she attended the event. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your newsfeed Get multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Feb 2011
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BY HARUMENDHAH HELMY AND ERIK SHUTE You're watching multisource video news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news — A London court has ruled WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. The Guardian says the ruling is unlikely to be the end of the case, as an appeal is expected. That could delay the final decision until at least summer time. Assange fears the extradition to Sweden would make it easier for Washington to extradite him to the U.S. And in Libya, protest organizers vowed to “liberate” capital city Tripoli, and called for new rallies for today and Friday. But Voice of America says, those loyal to Gaddafi are trying to reinforce their grip in the city, a stronghold for the derided leader. But more and more of Gaddafi’s men are defecting in the wake of his brutality against protesters. euronews has this video. “It has been reported a Libyan air force jet has crashed near Benghazi after its crew bailed out after refusing to bomb the city. The captain and his number two landed safely with parachutes. Benghazi and most of eastern Libya haven't been under control by Tripoli since the start of the uprising..." And in U.S. news — The Obama administration declared Wednesday that it will no longer support the federal law that states gay marriage as unconstitutional. Does this make Obama a direct supporter of gay marriage? PBS has the video. GWEN IFILL: “He has said he was not in favor of actual gay marriage, this seems to take, at a step more in that direction. … Does it seem like groundwork, does people tell you groundwork is being laid for that?” CHARLIE SAVAGE: “I think's there's a sort of suspicion on both the left and the right that President Obama probably actually is a liberal who favors gay marriage, and he's just not saying so for political reasons. This does seem to be inching closer towards what may be an inevitable evolution for him." In entertainment -- Charlie Sheen is feeling charitable. The Two and a Half Men star is buying up homes for his estranged wives and having us believe -- the rehab might be working? Radar Online reports the exclusive details. Charlie’s ex-wife Brook Mueller was gifted an $8 million home in the swanky up-scale Mulholland Estates -- the same neighborhood as Sheen. Brooke and Charlie had twins while together, but split after a violent altercation in 2009 which led to Sheen’s arrest and charges of assault. Until the 10,000 square foot house is ready Mueller will shack up with Sheen at his house, along with porn star Bree Olson and his new girlfriend Natalie Kenly. Sources say the threes company arrangement is only temporary. Stay with Newsy**** for more analyses on news throughout the day. I’m Erik Shute for Newsy Now, highlighting the top headlines, making you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
26 Feb 2011
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BY CHRISTINA HARTMAN PRODUCED BY ADAM FALK You're watching multisource video news analysis from Newsy In case you missed it, or want to relive it -- this is your Newsy Week in Review. MONDAY, FEB. 21/ALEX ROZIER, NEWSY: “...4 Americans were taken hostage off the coast of Oman.” And then... just a day later: TUESDAY, FEB. 22/MEGAN MURPHY, NEWSY: “Somali pirates fatally shot four American hostages after hijacking their yacht, the Quest, off the coast of Oman.” And while the families of those hostages suffer through their worst nightmare - New Zealand saw its darkest hour this week. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/JIM FLINK, NEWSY: “The third tragedy to strike Christchurch in nearly as many months, has the South Island of New Zealand reeling.” Also this week -- the ins... WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/MEGAN MURPHY, NEWSY: “After a long and controversial candidacy, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel easily captured the mayor’s office of Chicago...” ...still outs... MONDAY, FEB. 21/CHRISTINA HARTMAN, NEWSY: “Still at large - 14 Democratic state lawmakers who fled the state last week in protest over Governor Scott Walker’s Budget Repair Bill.” And -- still not going anywheres... TUESDAY, FEB. 22/ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO, NEWSY: “Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi went on state television on Tuesday to announce he has no intention to of resigning. Even more, he would rather die as a martyr.” After what international press deemed a week of brutal crackdowns on protesters -- Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi pledged Friday to double salaries for some government workers -- and offered a $400 bonus to every Libyan family. But he’s not the only embattled leader this week hoping that money talks. THURSDAY, FEB. 24/MEGAN MURPHY, NEWSY: “Saudi King Abdullah returned to the nation after being out on medical leave- bringing back $36 billion in gifts for the people. The money will go toward worker pay raises, unemployment benefits, and affordable housing.” Money might talk -- but in the U.S. -- Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas didn’t -- again this week -- passing a quiet milestone. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/CHRISTINA HARTMAN, NEWSY: “It’s been five years since the H.W. Bush-appointee has spoken during oral arguments before the Court. ... To put that in perspective, no other justice on the High Court has gone without speaking for longer than a year -- much less FIVE -- in the last 40 years!” But with developments in tech this week - who needs humans? It was rage against the machine. There was the amazing: MONDAY, FEB. 21/ANA COMPAIN-ROMERO: “The goal? Fully autonomous cars that can easily interact with their human passengers.” ...the potentially annoying... MONDAY, FEB. 21/CHANCE SEALES: “Your phone’s ringing. It could be your mom, dad, or your pill bottle? Well that could be the case if you choose to buy the world’s first Internet-connected medication packaging.” ...and the downright creepy. TUESDAY, FEB. 22/CYREIA SANDLIN, NEWSY: “Call it a twist on the classic game of pick-ups. ... A new Facebook app can notify you when that crush you’ve been stalking, I mean, following, is at long last, single.” Speaking of breakups - a new study suggests cutting off your relationship with meat. Your rebound partner? WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23/ALEX ROZIER, NEWSY: “Insects - they’re what’s for dinner - High in protein and low in fat, insects are what some are calling the meat of the future.” And finally - Newsy’s most commented story of the week. TUESDAY, FEB. 22/JENNY MECKLES, NEWSY: “Irresponsible. Cowardly. Honorable. Smart. That about summarizes the mixed reaction to the decision of 14 Democratic senators from Wisconsin who fled the state in protest of the governor’s Budget Repair Bill.” That’s your Newsy Week in Review. Thanks for getting all your multi-source video news analysis from us. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
1 Mar 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource headline news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. First, world news — Libyan authorities are again blaming Islamic radicals and the West for conspiring to cause chaos in the country. The New York Times reports authorities made the statement during a conference for foreign journalists. Today, world leaders, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, are set to meet in Geneva to increase pressure on Muammar Gaddafi. As many as 1,000 people are believed to have been killed in nearly two weeks of protest. Still in world news — Oman became the latest Middle East nation to see anti-government protests in its streets. London’s Financial Times reports young people are still blocking two intersections to an industrial port city, as the government steps up its effort to defuse the crisis. On Sunday night, the Omani sultan announced the creation of 50,000 more jobs for Omanis and monthly unemployment benefits of $390. The protest is entering its third day. In U.S. news -- Speaker of the House John Boehner says he wants the country to take a deep look at itself from the inside -- calling the nation’s trillion dollar debt a “moral threat”. Politico reports Boehner made the comments while speaking in Nashville on Sunday. The GOP House Speaker saying it is“immoral to bind our children to as leeching and destructive a force as debt.” It’s the latest move in the war of words between Boehner and President Obama. The Daily Mail notes, while the U.S. government is on the brink of a government shutdown, and the economy is at risk of gridlock if the two party leaders do not find a common ground. Boehner did not offer much of a solution to the nation’s economic crisis, but he did tell the country -- you "better start praying.” In U.S. news — the last living U.S. World War I veteran passed away on Sunday. Sources including CNN say Frank Buckles died of natural causes at his home in West Virginia. He served as an ambulance driver during the war, and rose to the ranks of corporal when it ended. Buckles was 110. In entertainment -- The star-studded Kodak Theatre played host to the the 83rd Academy Awards, but if you weren’t the one holding an Oscar -- you might have been disappointed. The bubbly Anne Hathaway and a confident James Franco hosted Hollywood’s premiere night, but didn’t impress E! Online. It reports the night was full of follies and a few awkward F-bombs. A prolonged monologue by Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas took away from of glitz and glamour as well. Fortunately last night’s winners didn’t notice. Colin Firth took home honors for Best Male Lead in The King’s Speech and Natalie Portman was the Best Female Lead in Black Swan. Christian Bale was recognized as the best supporting male role for his portray of Dicky Eklund in The Fighter. Oscar night’s biggest winners included The Social Network which nabbed three wins, but its British rival The King’s Speech came out ahead with four win wins -- including Best Picture of the Year. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis of news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines from around the world to make you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
1 Mar 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource video news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news — at least 1,000 Libyans have taken to the streets of the capital city of Tripoli in another mass protest against Muammar Gaddafi. Al Jazeera reports government forces have set up checkpoints in Tripoli ahead of the action, and residents say soldiers are roaming the city in civilian cars. Reuters reports rebels outside of Tripoli have vowed “victory or death” as they advance toward a major oil terminal. Libyan rebels continue to call for establishing a no-fly zone over the country, after three consecutive days of attack from Gaddafi’s warplanes. (Video: RT) In U.S. news — the last of the Wisconsin protesters left the State Capitol Thursday night, hours after a judge ordered their removal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says protesters still have the right to access the building, but only during normal business hours, or when the Legislature is in session. The judge also ordered officials to improve access to the building. Some state officials are claiming the days of demonstrations caused $7.5 million in damages to the Capitol. No one could back up that figure with any evidence. In the tech blogosphere -- Wordpress**** was silenced yesterday after suffering “its worst” “Distributed Denial of Service” attack. The hit spammed the site’s servers for two hours before Wordpress was able to mitigate the problem. Techcrunch reports founder Matt Mullenweg believes the attack might have been politically motivated, but declined to say who he thinks was coordinating the attack. Wordpress has launched an investigation to find the culprit. EWeek says the site is reporting operations are back to normal. Wordpress currently serves 30 million customers, and is responsible for 10% of all websites including blogs from CNN, TED, and Flickr. Finally, in entertainment -- Charlie Sheen’s is all atwitter. The 45 year old star joined the Twitter revolution just one day ago -- and already he’s gained 1 million followers --- and an endorsement deal overnight. After Sheen’s twitter account was fast-tracked to verification, The Hollywood Reporter notes his gaggle of followers set a Guinness World Record. He hit the million mark in the shortest amount of time ever -- 25 hours. That’s a staggering 2,500 followers per minute. And it doesn’t end there. Charlie’s also reached an agreement with twitter ad service Ad.ly which could land him one million dollars for tweeted endorsements each year. Ironically -- not -- Ad.ly is the same company which taught Sheen how to use the social networking website. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy on Twitter Newsy_Videos to receive daily updates. Get more multisource news video analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy
5 Mar 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource politics news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news — an update on Libya, where fierce fighting between rebels and Muammar Gaddafi’s forces continue to bring the country closer to a full-scale civil war. Sources including the Wall Street Journal say Gaddafi’s attacks on a rebel-held town over the weekend failed to win the government much ground — signifying the likelihood of a prolonged battle in the country. Meanwhile the UN has appointed a special envoy to Libya — Jordan’s former foreign minister -- to assess the situation. Still in world news — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrived in Afghanistan earlier today on surprise visit. On Gates’ agenda is a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and evaluating the number of U.S. troops to withdraw in July. The New York Times reports, American commanders are mixed on the current situation on the ground in Afghanistan. Improvements were made in some of the nation’s southern provinces, though security in the east and north is still worsening. Gates’s visit comes as Karzai voiced criticism against American forces for the accidental killing of nine Afghan children last Tuesday. In science news -- Human-kind might not be alone. One NASA scientist claims to have discovered the fossil remains of extra terrestrial bacteria in a rare meteorite. The scientist is Dr. Richard B. Hoover, who for more than ten years has collected meteorites from around the world. Fox News gained an exclusive look at the out-of-this-world research which is set to be published in March’s Journal of Cosmology. The organism is closely related to bacteria under our own feet on Earth and Hoover says there might be more on comets, moons, and other celestial bodies. Fox asked other scientists to weigh in -- almost all of whom said they’ve seen it before and most scientists would claim his discovery -- impossible. Until the scientific community can prove otherwise, the findings will be considered “a potential signature of life.” In entertainment -- Lindsay Lohan’s recent brush with the law led to charges of felony grand theft -- but now the case is being called into question. The actress and her lawyer insist she never stole the $2,500 necklace. Still don’t believe her? Entertainment Tonight has exclusive surveillance video from the jewelry store in Venice Beach. Of course -- you’ll have to wait to see it. The show will air Monday night. ET admits there’s not much to see except LiLo trying on the jewelry. Sources tell TMZ the Mean Girls star feels she will be “vindicated” by the report. Lohan insists the store was trying to make a a quick buck off of her rap sheet. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis of news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
8 Mar 2011
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource breaking news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. After blasts on Friday and early Monday, fears of a third explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant are surfacing. 180,000 people have been evacuated. RT reports. “Again, we are hearing the third reactor has lost its cooling capacity, increasing fears that it will overheat and cause another blast. Meanwhile, engineers have been using seawater to try to cool down reactors at the complex, which were damaged in the quake to avert a catastrophic nuclear meltdown.” As rescue efforts continue, Japanese officials say the death toll of the earthquake and tsunami may could exceed 10,000 people. Libyan rebels lost control of crucial oil town of Brega over the weekend. As forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi continue to make progress, euronews explains the pressure the rebels face. “The regime appears to be getting closer to the opposition stronghold of Benghazi. The city of Ajdabiya lies on its path. And on Sunday, rebels there were bracing themselves for an attack. Gaddafi has vowed, has he put it, to liberate all of Libya. On state television he said he was certain of victory and that he would bury the rebels.” Also in the Middle East — Bahrain protesters are calling for help from other Arab states, as they face increased violence from law enforcements. Al Jazeera shares this video. “Shocking evidence of the lack of control Bahrain authorities have over the security services. A policeman uses a handgun to reportedly fire live rounds indiscriminately toward protesters. He then retreats to his vehicle.” One thousand troops from Saudi Arabia arrived in Bahrain early today as part of the Gulf Cooperation Council forces, aiming to gain control and maintain stability in the country. In U.S. news -- State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned yesterday over controversial comments he made about the Pentagon’s treatment of Army private Bradley Manning, who is suspected of leaking information to WikiLeaks. CNN reports Crowley called Manning’s placement into solitary confinement "ridiculous, counterproductive and stupid.” At a press conference on Sunday, Crowley said he regrets going public with his statements, but he fears the mistreatment of Manning could undermine the prosecution and hurt President Obama’s worldwide reputation. The former Clinton aide had served the U.S. in and out of uniform for more than 30 years. In sports -- selection Sunday ranked Duke, Kansas, Pittsburgh, and Ohio State as number one seeds for this’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. CBS Sports says it was the Big East conference who really came out on top sending 11 teams to the big dance. CBS Sports reporters talked with tournament chair Jeff Hathaway. Reporter: “Mr. Hathaway I want to know, you’re very familiar with how successful the Big East has been this year -- 11 teams in the tournament. How hard was it to put them into the brackets when you want to avoid some of those second round matchups that could occur. HATHAWAY: “Well certainly it is a challenge to have 11 teams from one conference come into the bracket, but you may know after the ninth team the bracketing policies are relaxed and give us the flexibility to accommodate the bracket.” Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. 'Like' Newsy on Facebook for updates in your news feed Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource headline news analysis from Newsy This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. A fourth explosion at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station has increased radiation levels a hundredfold. Now there are concerns the fuel rods have been exposed. RT reports Japan fears the worst. “Top story now: Japan’s Prime Minister has addressed the nation as fears intensify about a nuclear disaster. The country has also reportedly told the International Atomic Agency that its atomic plant is now releasing radioactive materials into the atmosphere. Well the company running the Fukushima Daiichi has admitted a meltdown is a possibility, following explosions at the complex.” In Libya — Muammar Gaddafi’s forces continue to make progress against insurgent rebels. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty says Gaddafi’s forces have recaptured the town of Zwara, in western Libya. It was one of the first towns the rebels captured in February. Turning to U.S. news -- U.S. President Barack Obama wants the “No Child Left Behind Act” to grow up. WFTV offers details on his plan. OBAMA: “If you want a bright future, you're going to need a college degree or advanced training.” ANCHOR: “The president's plan sets up a new evaluation system for teachers and offers incentives to schools that get parents more involved. It would also fire principals at the worst performing schools. The president wants the law to be rewritten for the start of the next school year.” In entertainment news -- Disney’s new flick “Mars Needs Moms” had one of the worst weekend openings of any 3D movie -- not even coming close to covering its $150 million price tag. WRC says -- 3D just isn’t enough anymore. “The Big failure over the weekend, "Mars Needs Moms". It was supposed to be a can’t-miss kid flick, it finished fifth, opening weekend taking less than seven million bucks.” The Hollywood Reporter talks to a studio marketer who says -- "Who wants to see a mom abandoning you? It's very odd... animation works better when they aren't people. That's why things like gnomes do well." Finally -- after 11 years, the voice of the iconic AFLAC Duck is no more. Gilbert Gottfried cooked his own goose when he made a few tasteless tweets at the expense of Japanese earthquake and tsunami victims. TMZ reports Gottfried terribly-timed tweets included, “Japan is really advanced. They don’t go to the beach. It comes to them.” AFLAC quickly fired the actor and disassociated all connections to him. AFLAC has opened a nationwide casting call to find his replacment. Stay with Newsy**** for more analysis on news throughout the day. For Newsy Now, I’m Jim Flink -- highlighting the top headlines making your smarter, faster. Follow Newsy_Videos on Twitter Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy Transcript by Newsy
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource video news analysis from Newsy. This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. (Video: RT) “And we open with breaking news: the United Nations Security Council has moments ago voted on a resolution, imposing a no-fly zone extending over Libya. And that, quote, “all necessary means can be used to protect citizens.” In world news — Agency reports say British and French warplanes would be leading the imposing of the no-fly zone, even as Gaddafi promises retaliation. RT reports the operation could start as early as today — though some facts are still unclear. “Well in theory this no-fly zone could go into action today, Friday. We are hearing from the French government that it will act swiftly and the British cabinet are meeting and from both these governments we are hearing that they could take action within hours. But there are still many unknowns. Who will be involved? Who will have the chain of command? And what will be the involvement of Arab countries?” Still in world news — Japan has upped its nuclear alert level, signaling a higher risk of radiation. The level rose from 4 to 5, on a 1 to 7 scale. Al Jazeera reports — the workers at Fukushima are now getting more help from the outside to battle the possible catastrophic meltdown. “It’s the fire department that is now being called in to help control the situation at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. Around 30 teams are getting ready to spray Reactor 3 in an attempt to cool the overheating fuel rods. It’s not going to be easy.” In U.S. news — it looks like National Public Radio may have to be National Private Radio. The House yesterday voted to stop any tax dollars from going to NPR. Denver’s KCNC has more on the budget chop. “Last year NPR received $5 million in federal funding. Republicans say cutting those funds would make fiscal sense. The Democrats are calling it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations from access to programs. One Coloradan congressman said the government and media simply don't mix.” Also in U.S. news -- Homeland Security is stepping up enforcement after alarms sounded in Dallas, Chicago, and Seattle airports. The cause? Radiation levels found on passengers and cargo disembarking from Japan. KATU reports. ANCHOR: “The department of homeland security says it's continuing to check passengers and Freight arriving at the nation's airports and sea terminals.” REPORTER: “Sea-tac officials say any higher radiation - found in a cargo jet - was at extremely low levels...Not dangerous. NAPOLITANO: “We are doing screening of passengers and cargo if there happens to be even a blip of radiation.” In entertainment -- Billy Ray Cyrus is picking up the pieces of his Achey Breaky Heart. He’s called off his divorce and is ready to worked out his marital problems with wife of 17 years, Tish Cyrus. ABC News has more. ANCHOR 1: “They have now called off the divorce. And this is sort of a sneak peek "the view" because they sat down for an interview and he reveals he and Tish are trying to reconcile, get the family to come back together.” ANCHOR 2: “And Miley has had her issues the past few months. Let's hope that can bring the family back to you. Good for you. You rarely hear about -- families coming back.” 'Like Newsy' on Facebook for daily updates. Get more multisource video news analysis from Newsy. Transcript by Newsy.
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BY ERIK SHUTE AND HARUMENDHAH HELMY You're watching multisource breaking video news analysis from Newsy. This is Newsy Now and here are the headlines you need to know. In world news — efforts to restore the cooling system at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant resume today. Workers were seen spraying water on the buildings that house Reactors 2 and 3. But, as the BBC reports, this is a complicated process. “Steam’s rising from one of the reactors. Yesterday, there was smoke. The authorities admit they don’t know why.” Official: “There’s no detail assessment and analysis to be conclusive, but we can also say today that this the regulation level was exceeded. So monitoring and analysis will continue.” Still in world news — after a wave of defections from his senior army commanders and diplomats, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has now accepted an exit strategy by the end of the year. But The New York Times says that may not satisfy demonstrators — especially after Saleh’s bloody crackdown, which killed 45 people last Friday. A government official says details of the plan are still being worked out. And in Libya, an American warplane crashed overnight. The cause of the crash is said to be engine failure, and both crew members are alive and safe. The incident is the first known setback to the Western coalition as it continues to enforce a no-fly zone over the oil-rich country. Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports, forces loyal to Gaddafi have not ceded ground on two eastern Libyan towns. “Gaddafi’s forces have lost a lot of tanks and heavy armor in the last two days, but they still have plenty more. They are vulnerable to attack from the air. But on the ground, they’re still a force to be reckoned with.” In health news -- Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital makes history as the first U.S. hospital to perform a full facial transplant, giving a 25-year-old Texan a new lease on life. ABC has more. ANCHOR: “The team of more than 30 physicians, nurses, anesthesiologists, and residents worked for more than 15 hours to replace the facial area of patient Dallas Wiens. Dr. Pomahac spoke at a press conference earlier today.” POMAHAC: “The facial tissues were recovered including the skin, underlying musculature nerves, all based on vessels that were reconnected to the recipient in one block.” In entertainment -- Jimmy Kimmel got an unexpected visitor when Charlie Sheen dropped in on a live broadcast -- bringing with him shameless acts of self promotion and affection for the host. CUBAN: “Charlie [Sheen] is a smart guy.” KIMMEL: “He is a smart guy.” CUBAN: “He doesn’t get near the credit he deserves.” SHEEN: “[Expletive]” (Cheering) KIMMEL: “I had this dream before and it doesn’t end well!” SHEEN: “Me too. But mine ends well!” (Video: ABC) Think his behavior is a little over the top? Sheen’s soon-to-be-ex-wife Brooke Mueller thinks so. In Radar Online’s exclusive report, she’s asked a judge to order Sheen to go through a psychological examination before he can again see his two twin boys. Stay with Newsy**** for more analyses on news throughout the day. I’m Jim Flink for Newsy Now — highlighting the top headlines making you smarter, faster. Transcript by Newsy
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