July 3rd, 2013
11:52 AM ET

Teen Jailed for Facebook Post Has July 16th Bond Hearing

Justin Carter, a 19-year-old from Texas who was arrested in February for a Facebook post he made after playing a video-game, will appear in Comal County (Texas) District Court on Tuesday, July 16, for a bond hearing.

This development came after a new legal team agreed to take the case for free, according to CNN's Miguel Marquez.

"He's distraught, he's confused, he's sad. This is somebody who has never been to jail before," says his lawyer, Donald Flanary, who met with Carter for the first time on Tuesday.

Carter's father is emotional.

"I just want my kid back, he's my best friend and I miss him so much," says Jack Carter, Justin Carter's father. "I just want to tell Justin that we love him and that everybody is here for him, and that everything is going to be okay."

Carter was arrested in February for making a terroristic threat, which is a felony.

The threat came after playing the online game "League of Legends." In a post-game Facebook conversation, the person he was chatting with called him "f***ed up in the head." Carter responded with the following post:

"I'm f***ed in the head alright I'ma shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of an innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them."

Carter's mother, Jennifer Carter, spoke to CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan this morning on "New Day."

"My son does have a dark sense of humor, but I think a lot of teenagers can have that sense of humor," she says.

Watch below. What do you think?

To hear more from Justin Carter's father, watch Bolduan's interview with him from Tuesday, July 2.

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July 3rd, 2013
10:31 AM ET

Parasailing Accident Raises Questions About Industry

Two teenage girls are in critical condition this morning after a terrifying parasailing accident in Florida. The girls were left to the mercy of a gathering storm when a tow line snapped.

Cell phone video shows the girls slam into the side of a building in Panama City Beach, Florida. "And hit the top of another building before they come crashing down on the other side," CNN's Alina Machado reports. "Stunned witnesses called for help."

While shocking, such accidents are not entirely uncommon in this largely unregulated industry.

“In the past 15 years, at least 33 people have been hurt in parasailing incidents in Florida,”  Machado says. “Six others have died.”

Mark McCulloh is the Founder of the Parasail Safety Council, which tries to prevent accidents like this.

McCulloh weighs in on the incident with “New Day” co-anchor Kate Bolduan.

An expert witness in parasail fatalities, McCulloh says “95% of the accidents are accidents that result in fatalities are in line separations and high winds in bad weather so this is unusual that they were close to shore.”

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July 3rd, 2013
07:57 AM ET

Christiane Amanpour Weighs in on Egyptian Crisis

The situation in Egypt grows more frantic by the hour.

President Mohamed Morsy is just hours from the ultimatum posed by the Egyptian military. The armed forces are saying they are willing to die to protect the people unless the president comes up with a power sharing agreement with protesters.

Who exactly is Mohamed Morsy? Learn more about him.

CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour weighs in on the conflict and the role the United States now plays in it.

Also the host of  "Amanpour." on CNN International, she spoke with a Morsy adviser yesterday. Watch that interview now.

Keep following developments on CNN.com.

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July 3rd, 2013
07:54 AM ET

Egyptian Military Threatens President Morsy Ahead of Deadline

The crisis in Egypt intensifies as violent clashes resulted in a number of deaths overnight at Cairo University.

At least 16 people were killed and 200 were wounded there during tensions between supporters of President Mohammed Morsy and anti-government protesters.

And the clock is ticking before a military coup or civil war. The Egyptian military says it will "sacrifice our blood" if Morsy refuses to come up with a power sharing agreement by the deadline just a few hours from now.

Reza Sayah is in Cairo this morning with the very latest.

“For the president's critics the ultimatum makes the end of Morsy's rule seem tantalizingly near,” Sayah reports. “In many ways, so is the Eygptian revolution part II.”

Follow along on CNN.com as the story develops.

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