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A Planned Summit Between U.S. and North Korean Leaders Appears to Be On Again; Update on the Search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370; A Positive Athlete Helps the Homeless

Aired May 30, 2018 - 04:00   ET


CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: With three shows left in our 2017-2018 season, that includes this one, we welcome you to CNN 10, your objective

explanation of world news. I`m Carl Azuz at the CNN Center.

We`ve been reporting on a proposed summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea. It would be historic if it happens, sitting

leaders from these two countries have never met face to face before. But it`s an on-again/off-again event. And now, it appears to be on again.

U.S. officials have been meeting with North Korean officials at the demilitarized zone, the border between North and South Korea. And one of

the communist country`s highest ranking members is set to meet with the U.S. secretary of state in New York this week.

The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had originally been scheduled for June 12th in the Asian island

country of Singapore. But President Trump cancelled it last week in a letter to Kim, after North Korea had threatened a nuclear showdown with the

U.S. American officials also said the North Koreans had not been showing up to planning meetings for the summit.

So, what`s changed since then? The White House says after the letter was sent, the North Koreans have been communicating again, and the president`s

recent tweets have indicated that the summit is back on track. It still looks like it will be in Singapore. There are still some questions about

when though.

A White House official says Americans lost a week of planning and that June 12th maybe too soon. But things seemed to be moving forward.

Next today, another search has ended, but a tragic mystery goes on. What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? We`ve been following this story

since 2014, when the flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, vanished. There were 239 people on board.

The initial search for the plane, which involved Malaysia, China and Australia was called off last year. And though an American company that

recently did a privately funded search says it hopes it will be able to try again at some point, it also suspended its work this week after saying it

covered 43,000 square miles of ocean.


ANNA COREN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): A routine Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing would rock the aviation industry.

And shatter the lives of the families of the 239 people on board.

Flight MH370 vanished on the 8th of March 2014, less than an hour after takeoff.

These were the last communications with air traffic control.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Malaysia 370 contact to Ho Chi Minch 120 decimal 9, good night.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Good night Malaysia 370.


COREN: Captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah was flying the Boeing 777 when it vanished from radar, mounting speculation the disappearance of this ill-

fated flight was in fact a deliberate act.

A massive search immediately focused on the South China Sea. But a week later, tracking data released by Malaysian authorities revealed the plane

had flown up to eight hours in the opposite direction before crashing in the Southern Indian Ocean of the coast of Western Australia.

One of the most challenging and exhaustive searches in history began. With the initial search sign roughly half the size of the United States.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We`re not searching for a needle in a haystack. We`re trying to define where the haystack is.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The lost of MH370 is the most bizarre mystery ever in aviation and arguably probably one of the most bizarre mysteries in any

field at all.

COREN: In an Australia-led search, experts honed in on 60,000 square kilometers of seabed, 2,000 kilometers off the coast of Perth.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If there`s a plane down there, you know, we will see it.

COREN: Using sonar equipment and autonomous underwater vehicles, they navigated trenches, volcanoes and underwater mountains, searching for a

debris field up to six kilometers below the surface.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We`re looking for small features similar to something like this pixel.

COREN: But more than a year into the search, thousands of kilometers away, debris from MH370 began washing up on the coast of Africa, an island in the

Indian Ocean.

As the underwater search drag on the Australian, Malaysian, and Chinese government funding the $150 million operation decided it had gone on long

enough, officially ending the search in January 2017, devastating families all over again.

Earlier this year, a private U.S. company took up the search on a no-find, no-fee basis. But after five months, it too has failed to produce any

results and is ending its operation.

If the Malaysian government decides to end the search and there`s no further search, then I will be very angry, says Jiang Hui who lost his

mother. We cannot accept this kind of outcome.

For KS Narendran whose beloved wife was aboard MH370, he is also pleading for the Malaysian to keep searching.

KS NARENDRAN, WIFE OF MH370 PASSENGER: Do not give up the search. Stay focused on finding what really happened. Finding the plane and finding the


COREN: Anna Coren, CNN, Hong Kong.



KRISTEN HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It`s conversation, not coffee, brewing at Starbucks across the country Tuesday afternoon, as 8,000

stores shuttered their doors for racial sensitivity training.

KEVIN JOHNSON, PRESIDENT AND CEO, STARBUCKS: We are here to make Starbucks a place where everyone, everyone feels welcome.

HOLMES: The training sparked by this event, the arrest of two black men waiting on a friend in a Philadelphia Starbucks. A store manager denying

one man from using the restroom and calling police on the pair for trespassing when they hadn`t made a purchase.

Following the incident, the coffee conglomerate has apologized and reached a financial settlement with the two men. It also created a new policy

allowing anyone, paying customer or not, to use the restrooms.

More than 175,000 employees will follow a curriculum crafted in part by the NAACP. Watching a film on bias, and with Starbucks chairman Howard

Schultz, and musician and activist Common serving as virtual guides.

COMMON, ARTIST, AUTHOR AND ACTIVIST: Helping people see each other fully, completely, respectfully.

HOLMES: The training is just a few hours and Starbucks says it`s just the beginning.

In Philadelphia, I`m Kristen Holmes.


AZUZ: Hines Ward is a contributor to CNN sister network HLN. He also played football with the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Pittsburgh

Steelers. He`s a Super Bowl MVP. And as if that weren`t enough, he also won "Dancing with the Stars".

Ward is the man behind our "Positive Athlete" series that we kicked off this year and he recently interviewed Kandi Hudson, a high school athlete

who`s an MVP in her own right, for her work to help the homeless.


HINES WARD, HLN CONTRIBUTOR: Kandi, man, I`m excited to be here. I`m so ecstatic because you`re a positive athlete. You just exude what a student

athlete is all about.

What is it about basketball?

KANDI HUDSON, POSITIVE ATHLETE: I started playing in fifth grade. I just got into it because I was a very active kid and I just want to try if it

works, and my mom was actually like the last ones to like it, and I actually ended up loving it. So, I`ve been playing ever since.

WARD: I like it. I like it.

What does positive athlete mean to you?

HUDSON: You`re not just playing the game just to play, that you`re a role model for everybody. Your teammates, people outside, they just see, they

want to do better, be better. I always try to be a leader on and off the court.

WARD: And you started your own foundation.

HUDSON: I did.

WARD: Can you talk about that?

HUDSON: I started this called Karing Hands. I just wanted my family to, you know, go give back to the homeless and I was really surprised about the

amount of females and kids out there that are homeless. It brought me to tears and I was like there`s got to be something more I can do.

I was like, let`s start my own non-profit. Let`s just give back.

WARD: Now, who`s your inspiration?

HUDSON: My parents the most because, you know, they`re raising me to give back and be appreciative for things that I have because there`s certain

people that didn`t grow up that way.

WARD: Yes.

HUDSON: And you`ll never know and they all just keep their smile on their face. That`s something that just will hurt (ph).

WARD: Good job.


AZUZ: If you feel like monitors, infotainment systems, setback screens and onboard Wi-Fi just aren`t enough technology for a car, maybe this is for

you. California is testing out digital license plates. On the plus side, their displays can indicate if the car is stolen or has parking permission,

or even show personal messages when it`s not driving. On the minus side, critics are concerned the technology could allow state officials or private

companies to track where drivers go. Oh, it`s also $700, plus installation, plus $700 a month.

So, some might say it ought to be gold license plated and have to make their first drive to the bank. That`s as long as they`re not trying to put

the brakes on their spending. Does a dead battery count as an expired tag? Just changing the message count as texting while driving?

One clear message a digital plate sends is "I brake for technology and hope that technology doesn`t brake for me".

I`m Carl Azuz for CNN 10.