September 9th, 2013
10:16 AM ET

Dennis Rodman Says He'll Reveal A North Korean Secret

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman is back from his second trip to North Korea in 2013 and is making bold statements about what he should and shouldn't be expected to do there.

CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Reporters flocked Rodman in the Beijing airport on Saturday asking if the athlete worked out details to release Kenneth Bae, an American sentenced to hard labor in North Korea for allegedly being a spy.

Rodman replied to questions about Bae with, "Guess what, that's not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae, guess what...ask Obama about that…ask Obama. Ask Hillary Clinton. Ask those expletive"

Terri Chung, Kenneth Bae's sister, said "Rodman is the only person, the only American to have contact with the North Korean leader. You cannot help but hope that their friendship would benefit Kenneth, so we were disappointed."

Rodman says he has a big announcement to make Monday in New York City.

It's not clear what they will share, but 'the worm' has already revealed one secret.

The name of Kim Jong Un's baby daughter is Ju Ae, and according to the player, the North Korean dictator is a "good dad."

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September 9th, 2013
10:02 AM ET

Utah Mudslide: 'It Was Like a Black Monster of Lava'

After a massive storm Saturday caused flooding, evacuations, power outages, and mudslides in Utah, resident Vickie Reay said "it was like a black monster of lava."

CNN's Indra Petersons reports.

In Alpine City, about 100 people were briefly evacuated as the National Weather Service said three-quarters of an inch of rain fell in just 15 minutes.

Reay added, "It was 100 feet wide and it just got bigger and bigger and just picked up more momentum"

Lone Peak Police captured incredible images of a mudslide tearing through Utah county.

Residents in some neighborhoods reported more than three feet of water in their homes and the rain was so powerful that it actually collapsed the corner of a hill in Provo.

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September 9th, 2013
09:52 AM ET

Carnival Ride Loses Power, Dozen Kids Fall From Sky

You put your child on a carnival ride and it suddenly breaks.

Officials say that's what happened in Norwalk, Connecticut, Sunday, CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

A rotating swing ride reportedly suddenly lost power sending the riders crashing into one another and the ground.

A dozen children were hospitalized and parents are demanding to know what caused it.

Eleven-year-old Riley Webb was by the ride and said he saw a fall.

"I turned to my left and all these people were there. I actually saw someone fallout of the car."

Another witness, Shawn Marsh, described the horrific scene.

"It was just injured kids everywhere. The parents ripping out the gate just trying to get to their kids. It was just horrible."

Stewart Amusement owns the ride, and says state officials inspected the swing ride on Friday, just two days before the incident.

Sitting in chairs, suspended by chains, 13 children were injured, at least two seriously, when the ride malfunctioned.

Other rides at Norwalk's annual Oyster Festival were shut down as a precaution but soon reopened following inspections.

An amusement park safety expert Ken Martin, said "Portable rides have a very good safety record. In the state of Connecticut, however, they are only inspected once a year."

This accident comes on the heels of a deadly story from a Six Flags amusement park in Arlington, Texas in July.

A woman fell to her death from the popular ride, The Texas Giant, known for having one of the steepest drops in the world.

Though there are currently no federal agencies enforcing safety regulations on fixed amusement parks like Six Flags, some experts are calling for a change.

Martin said "because this particular ride in Connecticut was a travelling ride there will be federal oversight. An amusement ride is an amusement ride and there needs to be the same inspection guidelines for amusement rides all across the country."

State police will also conduct a detailed investigation to find out what caused this incident to occur.

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September 9th, 2013
09:33 AM ET

Rep. Rogers: "Horrible Mistake" For President to Take Military Action in Syria Without Congress

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) tells “New Day” Anchor Kate Bolduan that the votes in Congress to take military action against Syria are “not here today.”

The lawmaker says President Obama should not move forward without congressional approval saying, "I think that would be a horrible mistake. And I would strongly recommend to the administration that they not move forward if you can’t win enough votes and confidence in the United States Congress.”

He says if a resolution is passed, the United States should negotiate with Syria or else threaten that “something really bad is going to happen.”

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