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Aired November 30, 2019 - 06:00   ET




UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Terror once again in the heart of London.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It looked like a shine of light come across from the man on the floor and I realized quickly it was a knife.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody basically under the tables.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: A flood of people just running and not really knowing what was happening and just fear, like a huge amount of fear on their faces.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The White House hit with a new impeachment deadline.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler telling President Trump in a letter he has now until next Friday to determine whether or not he'll participate in the next round of impeachment proceedings.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you complain and complain and complain and then you have an opportunity to put your story to the American public and you don't want to do it, it shows you don't have a very good story and a very good defense.



CHRISTI PAUL, CNN HOST: Well, good morning to you and welcome to the weekend. I'm Christi Paul.

MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN HOST: And I'm Martin Savidge in for Victor Blackwell. We'll begin with that terror attack in London that claimed the lives of two people.

PAUL: Yes, we've learned this morning that brave bystanders may have prevented this attack from being obviously much worse. Several people including a man with a fire extinguisher and another with a narwhal tusk confronted the suspect and that's what helped stop his rampage. Investigators released new information about the suspect. They say 20- year-old Usman Khan was previously convicted on terror charges. He was released from prison last year after serving less than half his sentence and was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the attack. Phil Black is with us from London right now. There are a lot of questions, I know, Phil, about this, about Khan, about why he was released from prison. What are you hearing about there?

PHIL BLACK, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Christi, Martin, good morning. Yes, Usman Khan was first arrested back in 2010 when he was 19 years old. That was part of an investigation into a significant terror plot to blow up the London stock exchange. His charge is specifically related to planning, operations and financing. His goal was to set up a terrorist training camp overseas. He was sentenced in 2012, that sentence was eventually set at 16 years, and having served half of it, he was released late last year on licenses as it's described here. Essentially a form of parole, where he is closely monitored, his movements are restricted and yes, he has to wear an electronic tag. So logically, authorities knew he was going to be in this area of London yesterday attending a criminal justice seminar organized by Cambridge University.

That's where the attack started. That's where it turns out he killed and injured people with a knife before fleeing on to the street. Some people chased him and they improvised, as you've touched on there. One person grabbed a fire extinguisher and used that to slow him down, another person grabbed a narwahl tusk from a wall, that's a long tusk from a small arctic whale, used that to slow him down. Other people ran in crossing lanes of traffic from all sorts of directions.

As it's being noted here today, very brave people chose to intervene to slow him down and eventually pin him down to the ground. He was pinned down, well you can see that spot just over my right shoulder at the left of your screen, the blue and yellow tent, that's where he was held down by members of the public when police finally arrived. They saw he was wearing something that could have been a suicide vest, turned out to be a fake. However, they did not know that at the time. They had little choice it seems but to shoot him dead at that moment, and that's what a lot of that disturbing video that's been captured actually shows. It is difficult to imagine how terrifying it must have been to actually witness all of that unfold but this was a busy Friday afternoon in central London. A lot of people saw it happen. Take a listen to one account.

LUKE POULTON, WITNESS: One of my employees had gone to lunch and had been told the building was on lock down and then as (inaudible) said there, we then heard four gunshots and saw people running across the bridge and after everyone left the bridge the police were going around the bridge and a Laurie that had been left in the middle and they started picking up, may have been a bit suspicious and started checking to see if anyone was there as they went around the back and tried to open the doors and that's what I saw and in our reception area, we have a telescope where when people come in they can look around at London Bridge but from that telescope we were able to look at the whole bridge and see the man, after he had been shot by the police. BLACK: So a lot of this area in central London remains closed down,

cordoned off by police, as they investigate precisely what happened here yesterday.


They're also working to determine if this man acted alone, was anyone else involved? At the moment, authorities here say they think he did this all by himself. Christi and Martin?

SAVIDGE: Phil Black, thank you for that report from London. Let's bring in former chief superintendent for London's metropolitan police, Dal Babu. The suspect, Usman Khan was known to police, even apparently wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the attack yet he's able to kill two people. What is your reaction to that?

DAL BABU, LONDON CHIEF SUPERIENTENDENT OF POLICE: Well it's worrying. I think there will be a review into why he was allowed out on license, on parole. There will be some questions asked about the way that the probation system works. We've recently had the probation system that was in government hands being privatized and that's been largely a disaster. It's been -- they're now looking at taking that back into government hands. So there will be a lot of questions asked around why the privatized, part privatized and what people are doing to monitor this individual, given as your correspondent and says that he was convicted for trying to blow up central items in central London and he was allowed back into this area and the people monitoring him would be aware of that so there will be some questions asked around that.

PAUL: Superintendent Babu, I'm wondering when we say that he was released on license that was characterized as parole with tough conditions. Do we know what those conditions were, and where they failed?

BABU: We don't know what the precision conditions were, but he was wearing a tag so there would probably be curfew conditions, not to go out at a certain time, be in the house at a certain time. He may well have restrictions on having access to the internet; that's a normal condition for people who are being convicted of offenses, because some of this happens online. I think in Britain, we have very, very strict gun controls and the attacks; we had an attack on London Bridge on the other side of London Bridge two and a half years ago, where eight people were used and knives were used on that occasion. So the British police are armed but it's difficult to get guns, so that limited, sadly, two people have died but it limited (inaudible). But the question would be, what were the probation conditions, who was monitoring him, who was speaking to him, how can that risk assessments to ensure we're all kept safe.

SAVIDGE: London has had to deal with the aftermath of the number of terror related incidents. You just pointed out the other one on the London Bridge. Have you noticed how London police have changed their tactics in handling these?

BABU: Well, London is very resilient. Yesterday was what we call Black Friday -- sorry, can you hear me? Sorry. Can you hear me? PAUL: Yes, go right ahead.

BABU: Yes sorry, it's a sale I think we've imported from America called Black Friday yesterday so London was absolutely heaving and continued to be very, very busy. So London is a very resilient. The last attacks were two and a half years ago, again on it bridges. They all occurred on bridges and so Londoners just get on with it. Sadly I think Londoners have gotten used to terrorism and will deal with it very, very effectively. We went through this with the I.R.A., the Irish terrorism sort of 30 years ago, and we had a similar thing, people in Britain are very resilient. They will not let a small minority of evil individuals change the way we live.

PAUL: All right, a former chief superintendent from London metropolitan police, Dal Babu. We appreciate your insight, sir. Thank you for being with us.

BABU: Fine.

PAUL: Also want to tell you about a Dutch police this morning as they are looking still for the suspect who stabbed three people, all minors, on a crowded street in the Hague.

SAVIDGE: Video shows panicked shoppers running away from the scene last night. Dutch broadcaster, NOS, reports police are not considering terrorism though as the motive. There is no word on the condition of the three minors. Police are asking any witnesses to come forward.

PAUL: So Congress is getting back to work this week after the Thanksgiving break and it's going to be a busy month for the House. Several public hearings on impeachment scheduled already throughout December starting with the Judiciary Committee this Wednesday.

SAVIDGE: These hearings could be the Democrats' last chance to boost support for impeachment before a full House vote. If lawmakers stick to the schedule they could vote on articles of impeachment before Christmas. CNN's Kristen Holmes is in West Palm Beach this morning in Florida and where the president has also been celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday. Good morning to you.

KRISTEN HOLMES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Martin. Well, that is exactly right. So essentially yesterday, Chairman Nadler, the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, sent out a letter extending the deadline for when the White House had to respond on whether or not they were actually going to participate in this impeachment hearing.


Right now our sources say they are reviewing this proposal but that they're leaning towards not sending an attorney. Here's why that might raise some questions. During the entire beginning of the impeachment proceedings we heard President Trump over and over again saying that the entire reason that this wasn't fair was because he didn't have representation. Take a listen.

(BEGIN VIDEO) TRUMP: There was no due process. You can't have lawyers. We couldn't have any witnesses.

They're not allowed to ask a question. Because it's the minority. We have no lawyers. We can't question.


HOLMES: So you know, you hear that over and over again. Now we move to the actual formal impeachment hearing stage and they're saying they likely won't participate. Now allies are telling us that this is because they don't want to validate the impeachment process. But keep this in mind; the list is extensive of what exactly a White House counsel could do. They could potentially call their own witnesses. President Trump could even potentially cross examine some of these witnesses. So it is a wide breadth of opportunity for the White House counsel if they choose to take it.

PAUL: So I know the Intel Committee is preparing this report on the impeachment findings. Do we know how that's going to be used then by the judiciary and I'm assuming that that is in part their way of trying to, this whole process get the public more convinced of all of this.

HOLMES: Yes, absolutely. So essentially they're drafting this entire report that they sent to Judiciary and this is going to serve as likely the basis, the building blocks of those articles of impeachment. So they will put in exactly what they learned. They'll send it to judiciary, who will then review the report and essentially add to it when they have their own public hearings.

Should the judiciary decide to draft articles of impeachment, it will likely be from a lot of the information that we see in that intelligence report. When it comes to swaying the public, we have seen a pretty much stagnant impeachment polling, that it is about split on whether or not people support impeachment. So what are Democrats' trying to do here? The effort is to try to sway President Trump's base. That is simply not a possibility for everyone I talked to, Democrat or Republican. They don't think they can get Trump's base behind impeachment.

What they do think is that they can move the dial with these independent voters or even with these more liberal republicans, or republicans who are simply unhappy with the president. So that is what they're trying to do now. They're trying to sway public opinion by really grabbing at certain demographic groups because they know, we know, we have seen these Trump supporters. These are the same supporters who when we ask them if President Trump could ever do anything wrong, they say no, even when we give them options, they say no. So that's never the effort here. The effort for Democrats is to try and move the middle of the line, people who aren't sure towards impeachment.

PAUL: All right, Kristen Holmes, good to see you this morning. Thank you for the breakdown. We have to tell you this morning as well about some dangerous

flooding, some flash flooding in Arizona. There was a family that was stranded by this, and there is now a search going on for three missing children.

SAVIDGE: Plus, as millions make the trek home from the Thanksgiving holiday, there is another storm bringing rain and snow and threatening the weekend rush from coast to coast.

PAUL: And this pretty violent arrest caught on camera, what a Chicago police officer claims led him to body slam a man onto a sidewalk.



SAVIDGE: Three children are missing after floodwaters swept their car away in Arizona. Another four children and one adult were rescued. The car was attempting to cross a creek near the border - that's the New Mexico border last night.

PAUL: All seven kids and two adults were in that car together. We don't know their ages, we don't know how they're connected but officials are warning people in the area, please be careful, even if you do not see rain. Some of that standing water could be a lot more dangerous than you think.

This weekend millions of you are in the path of this storm that's just sweeping from the west coast to the east, we're talking about snow and rain that could be ingredients for a travel nightmare. I'm sorry to tell you that if you're sitting in the airport right now.

SAVIDGE: A lot of people had trouble leaving. Now they'll have trouble coming back. CNN's Ivan Cabrera is tracking it, and Ivan, what can we expect?

IVAN CABRERA, CNN METEOROLOGIST: Hey guys, good morning. I think if you're traveling today, you'll be much better shape than we're going to be on Sunday and headed into Monday but you mentioned there Arizona. Take a look at yesterday. This is very early event, right? Incredible amounts of snow, checking the Grand Canyon National Park -- whiteout conditions. By the way, this is what the northeast could look like by the time we get into Sunday and into Monday here so let's get into the forecast and talk about this major winter storm that is ongoing.

It's not just going to impact the northeast. We're talking blizzard conditions for tonight and into the early part of Sunday. This will be for the Dakotas, parts of eastern Wyoming and the rest of us here looking at a winter storm warning. Minneapolis is in on that, we could be looking at a foot of snowfall before all is said and done and the final stop will be across the northeast and this will be quite tricky. We have ice in the forecast; we have heavy snow in the forecast and a wintry mix which we don't like. We like snow or rain. Anything in between could be treacherous on the roadways. And let's throw this in for good measure, severe thunderstorms with a

possibility of tornadoes down into the gulf coast. Quite a dynamic storm here so pretty much everything that a storm can throw at us, this one is going to do so. Sunday 1:00 p.m. and then as we head through the day on Monday, we'll get conditions even worse. So there you saw the accumulation across portions of the Midwest. Now this is when it gets tricky here. I think with this latest computer model forecast showing a little bit more rain on the coast and what that means, unlike yesterday, is that we may see the snow totals a little bit less, so not that it's not going to snow, but we're pushing that heavier snow the 12 to 18 inches further across interior New England.

No matter what, this is going to be a mess for travel and as we have been talking about, hopefully other airlines will come on in with that. We'll get an update for you but American Airlines is issuing waivers for Sunday and Monday; take advantage because I think it's going to be tough going.


PAUL: Well, that's nice.


SAVIDGE: People could extend their holiday stay.


PAUL: And this means there might be a very positive cyber Monday...

SAVIDGE: Depending on how you feel.

PAUL: ...going on. I think I'll stay home and shop.

SAVIDGE: All right Ivan, thanks very much.

CABRERA: With the kids, they have to stay home from school.

PAUL: With the kids, yes, oh yes. Yes. You won't be shopping then. Thank you, Ivan, good point.

CABRERA: You bet.

PAUL: So listen, people who live near the site of the explosions at a chemical plant in Texas are now able to go home but listen, these are still health concerns that are very, very relevant here. Officials say the fires are contained, they're just not completely out, but the air is being monitored because the fire is burning chemicals that are considered a health hazard.

SAVIDGE: And residents are also being warned to look out for pieces of asbestos that might have flown from the plant to their homes during the explosions. It could be months before the cause of those explosions are finally known.

Black Friday shopping came to a halt at one Syracuse mall, after a man was shot.

PAUL: And an NFL player caught gambling on games, it's an issue critical to the integrity of any sport, the heavy-handed punishment that the league is handing down.


SAVIDGE: Millions of protesters across the world are marching for action against climate change.



(Crowd chanting)

SAVIDGE: (voice over) The demonstrations are happening just days before a United Nations climate conference begins in Madrid; that will be Monday.


PAUL: This is happening in the U.S., in France, in India. Protesters calling on world leaders to step up their efforts against carbon gas emissions and other environmental issues. Some protesters disrupted Black Friday shopping entering stores, blocking shopping malls, chanting with signs.

SAVIDGE: In Washington, actress Jane Fonda led another protest as part of a series called Fire Drill Fridays. Thirty-eight people were arrested during those demonstrations. All of this comes as a new United Nations report finds the current climate crisis is pushing earth to a global tipping point. Scientists warn it could be too late to prevent temperatures around the world from rising to near catastrophic levels.

PAUL: Whether it's extreme heat, pollution, wildfires, intensified flooding or droughts, the data is showing the current situation is getting worse by the day. So joining us from Kenya, Inger Andersen, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program. Inger, thank you so much for being with us. There's this new report in the journal "Nature" that shows growing evidence to suggest these changes we're seeing are irreversible and that it's happening specifically in nine locations. What are those locations, and what is happening?

INGER ANDERSEN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME: Well, at this point, what we are seeing is climate change happening. We have been procrastinating for too, too long and what we now need to do is to step up. That is the message that we had come out of the secretary-general's Climate Action Summit and that is the message that we are taking to Madrid for the climate cop (ph). At that point, what do we need in Madrid? We need countries to lean in a greater ambition.

The good thing is already 60 countries have committed to deliver stretched national determined contribution, their plans for how they are going to reach net zero in terms of carbon emissions. The good thing is also that some 70-odd countries have already made commitments to go carbon neutral by either 2040 or 2050. So movement is happening, but what we need to see is that the G20 countries, which are emitting about three-quarters of the global emissions, they need to lean in. A lot is already happening in China, in Europe, and in the U.S., which is good. What we want to see is more of that.

SAVIDGE: Inger, what are the greatest environmental threats to the earth currently?

ANDERSEN: Well, our friends at the World Meteorological Organization have already indicated that we have reached 1.1 degrees in terms of warming, global warming. Because of our procrastination, if you like, we are now heading towards, if we continue as we are, we are heading to about 3.2 degrees to 7 degrees, depending on how we behave. So what we now need to do is we need to make a massive cut in our carbon emissions. Failing that, we will see exactly the kind of scenario that was introduced at the beginning of this piece, increased fires, increased heat waves, increased flooding, increased intensity of storms, and those areas that are already living in quite marginal rainfall will find it more marginal and shorter in time span.

Therefore, not long enough to secure a harvest season, so we will see millions of people on the move, pushed out by their ecosystems essentially being uninhabitable. So the situation is one that will demand climate action. We need to see about 7.6% cut in our carbon emissions every year between now and 2030. Is it difficult? Yes. Can we do it? Yes. We have the technology. We have the know-how, and private sector is leaning in, and people are demanding it.

SAVIDGE: All we need now is the will. Inger Andersen, thank you very much for joining us from Nairobi.

A man was shot in the leg while shopping on Black Friday. That was in Syracuse, New York. The Destiny USA Mall had to be evacuated around 7:00 p.m. last night. At first people thought there were loud bangs that they heard were fireworks. Instead, it was gunfire. The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to the hospital, but he is expected to be okay.


PAUL: And the thing is, police are still looking for the suspect, and they say they don't believe this was a random attack, but security in the area is being amplified for the next few days.

SAVIDGE: A major announcement from Iraq's Prime Minister as violent protests continue across his country, one, he's willing to give the anti-government movement. That's ahead.


SAVIDGE: Protests have been rampant in Iraq, but they may have made a difference. After almost two months of unrest, the country's Prime Minister says he will submit his resignation to parliament. He's agreeing to step down after Iraq's top Shiite cleric criticized the government's response to that violence.

PAUL: Now, a lot of the protesters in Baghdad reacted to the news with celebrations, but this was a deadly week on the streets in the southern region of the country, at least 42 people were killed when fighting broke out.


Our senior international correspondent Arwa Damon joining us now from Baghdad. Arwa, what's the situation there now?

ARWA DAMON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, actually, we have been hearing the sounds of sporadic gunfire, in one part of the city in particular. It's --


And you can just hear that going off right now. The protesters have been clashing with security forces at the other end of the bridge across the river. At times, we are, as you heard just there as well, hearing what sounds like pretty intense explosions. I don't know if you can see people, the protesters there appear to be withdrawing further back, and while they do have control over parts of Baghdad, like the main square that has been at the epicenter of the demonstrations, they're still trying to push forward and control other key parts of the capital.

Because for them, what they want to do is try to keep the maximum amount of pressure on the government, until they achieve their ultimate goal, which is complete and total political reform, because they say that's the only way that they can save the country.


DAMON (voice-over): Demonstrators dance, shot off tiny fireworks in Baghdad's Tahrir Square as the news spread, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi would resign. It's a celebration that came at an unbearable, unnecessary price.

"Wake up, wake up!", a mother shrieks over her son's body, he's one of more than 40 gunned down in 48 hours in the southern Shia city of Nasiriya where eyewitnesses describe streets being turned into rivers of blood. This young man also killed, there was a T-shirt that says "we want a nation."

This is the scene at the morgue in Najaf, home to some of Shia Islam's holiest sites, heavily influenced by Iran, and a heartbreaking post asks, does anyone know this young man? He's my son, Mehdi(ph), is the first comment. The square at the epicenter of demonstrations in Baghdad is lined with shrines for those who died, nearly 400 countrywide.

Visitors pray for the souls of people they never met. For Sadib(ph), it's her way of thanking them for the future she can now dream of for her two children, who she brought here for the first time. "Yes, they are too young to really understand" she says, "but I want

them to come and experience this." There is a sense and a determination that this will be the chapter in Iraq's bloody history that finally alters the status quo that has governed the population's lives since the U.S.-led invasion, one that traded Saddam Hussein's dictatorship for another form of captivity, defined by chaos and violence, rampant corruption, rising unemployment, divisive sectarian politics and Iran's looming shadow.

"Iran wants to make us a part of Khamenei's Islamic republic", this man says, just like ISIS wanted to make us a part of their state." Rare to hear such harsh words expressed publicly against Iraq's neighbor whose militias and political influence wield ultimate power here, but the barrier of fear is breaking.

Iraqis want to control their own destiny, and are willing to risk it all. The Prime Minister's anticipated resignation is just a first step. For those who have taken to the streets, it's about reclaiming their country, and up-ending the political system that has brought more destruction than democratic rights.


DAMON: And the vast majority of these protesters are actually the country's youth. They grew up in a very different Iraq than that of their parents, and that is one of the many reasons why they are unwilling to settle for the status quo. They know, they are aware that their government can and should be doing better, and that is why even though the Prime Minister did make this announcement yesterday.

We still continue to hear the sounds of clashes, especially here in Baghdad. Overnight actually, that flash point that you see over there did flare up throughout the night into the early hours of the morning. And this has become one of the more contentious points in the capital, Baghdad.


It's not that far from Tahrir Square that is currently under the protesters' control, and they do control, we're being told, and as we can see, the part to the right of the bridge, but what they're trying to do is push further in, and be able to, by doing that, gain control over more critical parts of the city that they then hope will put pressure on the government to actually continue with all of these various different political steps and reforms that they want to see taking place.

But there is one thing that is very clear right here, and that is very different in these demonstrations, and one that we've seen in the past. This time, the protesters are not going to give up.

PAUL: All right, Arwa, you all stay safe there, thank you so much. We also have something that we want to show you here, it's a violent arrest that was caught on camera. A Chicago police officer's actions are now under investigation after this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Holy smoke -- oh!




SAVIDGE: A U.S. Customs and Border Protections specialist is facing a murder charge after police found his wife shot to death at the front door of their home on Thanksgiving.


PAUL: Yes, police tell CNN affiliate "KTOK", the couple along with their two young sons were inside celebrating Thanksgiving with family. Dudley Bernard shot his wife, 42-year-old Chantelle Bernard multiple times, that's according to police, both worked for CVP. Bernard gave himself up to police without a fight and he's being held now on a $200,000 bond.

A Chicago police officer has been stripped of his gun and badge after being caught on video slamming a man onto the sidewalk during an arrest.

SAVIDGE: That officer is now on desk duty as the Chicago Police Department investigates. CNN's Ryan Young has a look at the shocking video.

RYAN YOUNG, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: An arrest in Chicago is under investigation after it was caught on video by a passer-by on cell phone. In fact, take a look at this video that lasts less than a minute, and in it, you can see what's so troubling. We have to warn you, some of it is kind of graphic.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Police, look -- oh!



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Look, what the -- they just did to this boy.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Look what the -- they just did to this -- boy, bro. Slammed his head on the -- floor.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And he's picking his phone up! Make him put the man phone down!


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Let me go around traffic for real.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: He just slammed this boy on the -- floor. He hit his -- head on the concrete, bro.


YOUNG: Now the police department has seen this video as well, and they say, this incident is under investigation as the actions in the video are concerning. The specifics of what transpired prior to officers executing an emergency take-down will be scrutinized closely by us and the civilian office of the police accountability.

If wrongdoing is discovered, officers will be held accountable. What we've learned so far from the police department is according to that officer, when he went to try to make an arrest of the man who apparently was drinking there at the bus stop, he became combative.

And during that arrest, he licked his face and apparently spit in his face. At that point, he did that emergency takedown, and then you see him sort of lying on the ground. We've been told that man has been released from the hospital. He hasn't been charged yet, but charges could be pending.

The mayor has also seen this and she says there will be a thorough investigation into what happened. It's also something that you should note is that most police officers in the city of Chicago wear body cameras, so as investigators are going through this, we might be able to see what transpired before the people who were passing by in a car were able to shoot this video.

But leave no doubt about it, this video circulating on the internet has applied pressure to the police department. Ryan Young, CNN, Chicago.

PAUL: All right, Ryan, thank you so much. You know, at the heart of every sport is the idea of being fair and honest, which is why this story is probably so startling, Coy.

COY WIRE, CNN SPORTS REPORTER: Yes, an NFL player caught gambling on games. I mean, what would be the point of watching sports if the integrity of the outcome of the games is compromised? The accusations, the punishment from the league and what this could mean big picture coming up on NEW DAY.



PAUL: You know, Californians are bracing themselves for more possible wildfires this season. Well, thousands of people in Paradise, California, they're still trying to recover from last year's historic deadly camp fire. And like many of us, Woody Faircloth, one of this year's top ten CNN Heroes, saw news of the fire on his TV, and he was inspired to do something to help.


news of the fires broke, and some of more what happened to people in the fire, and how many people were impacted, that's when it really kind of hit home -- I'm like, wow, this is a really big deal.

Tens of thousands lost their homes, entire families were sleeping in their cars, in parking lots. It was total chaos. Today, the majority are still displaced. When we actually hand over the title and the keys of an RV to someone who doesn't have a home any longer, such a powerful thing to provide to basic human need, how can we not help if we're in a position to help?


PAUL: Oh, bless him. Woody donated more than 65 refurbished RVs to people whose homes were lost in that fire. Go to to vote for him for CNN hero of the year or any of your favorite top ten heroes, and thank you for doing so.

SAVIDGE: Sure, what a wonderful thing. Well, the NFL has suspended an Arizona cardinal player to at least next season, that's because of betting on the NFL.

PAUL: Coy is here with this, and I mean, this hits to the core, right?

WIRE: Yes, integrity of the game. You have to protect it, right, but this is not good for the NFL. We're talking about the same year that they took on an official casino sponsor for the first time and the season before, they're moving its team to Vegas for the first time, they have one of its players being disciplined for gambling for the first time in the last 23 years.

The NFL has suspended Arizona Cardinals defensive back Josh Shaw at least through all of next season for betting on games on multiple occasions this season. They didn't say if he bet on Cardinals games or name any game specifically, and we don't know if these bets were placed legally, but the league did say they didn't find any evidence that inside information was used or that any game was compromised.

They also said that none of Shaw's teammates or coaches were aware of his betting. Shaw was drafted in 2014 from USC. He hasn't played in any games this season because he's been on injured reserve. Here is what Commissioner Roger Goodell said, he said, quote, "the NFL depends directly on each of us doing everything necessary to safeguard the integrity of the game and the reputations of all who participate in the league.

If you work in the NFL in any capacity, you may not bet on NFL football" unquote.


And the NFL says that Shaw can apply for reinstatement in February of 2021, though he is able to appeal the suspension. Let's go to college football. Some big games. Rivalry between Virginia and Virginia Tech yesterday has been one-sided. Tech has won 15 straight against the Cavaliers, but this day belonged to UVA and to their quarterback Bryce Perkins, 67 yards to the house on this one and right to the heart of the hokeys.

He accounts for 475 yards of offense and three touchdowns. Now UVA, they're hanging on to a three-point lead late, and then that wahoo- wrecking crew coming to life. Mandy Alonso forcing a fumble in the end zone, the Cavs jump on it for the score, you can imagine the feeling.

So, for the first time since 2003, the Commonwealth cup goes to Charlottesville. Their reward for all this, they get a date with number three Clemson in the ACC title game, anything is possible, so we will see how that one goes. Conference championship weekend's coming up.

PAUL: Like they revert back to college in those moments, don't they?

WIRE: Oh, the coaches, yes, acting like kids again.

SAVIDGE: Well, everybody.

WIRE: Yes --

SAVIDGE: Well, see everybody actually --

PAUL: Well, everybody actually would get -- well, you say that --

WIRE: Yes, right --

PAUL: On the field, yes.

SAVIDGE: That's true.

PAUL: Coy, thank you. All right, stick around, next hour of your NEW DAY starts after a quick break.

SAVIDGE: Yes, we'll be right back --

PAUL: Don't change the channel.



UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Terror once again in the heart of London.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It looked like a shine of light come across from the man on the floor, and I realized quickly it was a knife.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everybody basically still under the tables.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And a flood of people just running and not really knowing what was happening.