September 11th, 2013
10:44 AM ET

Weiner Flips The Bird On The Way Out

Anthony Weiner, former democratic mayoral candidate, says goodbye to his political hopes, and the press, with his middle finger. CNN's Rosa Flores reports.

Weiner conceded defeat on Tuesday night saying, "There's no doubt about it, we had the best ideas. I was an imperfect messenger."

But the event had drama to be sure.

His alleged sexting-partner-turned-porn-star Sydney Leathers crashed the primary night affair saying, "I think he needs some sex therapy."

The politican's wife, Huma Abedin, was not at the event.

Weiner seemingly gave his middle finger to the press as his car sped away while Bill de Blasio, the city's public advocate, won the democratic bid.

In similiar news, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, another politician embroiled in a past sex scandal, also lost his bid to be the state's top financial adviser. 

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September 11th, 2013
10:30 AM ET

You Could Win Trip To Mars...Forever

More than 200,000 people made video submissions for a chance to be on a trip to Mars. CNN's John Berman reports.

It may sound like some kind of punishment from the future, but the people behind the "Mars One" project say it's anything but science fiction.

Bas Lansdorp, a dutch engineer and entrepreneur, is looking for volunteers to construct living quarters and then live  on the red planet for the rest of their lives.

Though they can get people to the planet, they haven't figured out the technology to fly people back to earth yet.

One applicant, Josh Weidinger, is excited for the opportunity to live out his days abroad.

He said, "I want to be a part of frontier technologies and pushing mankind forward."

Even if you might not make it as the next Neil Armstrong, you could be a future Stacy Keibler or Jennifer Hudson.

To fund the project, the organizers are considering sponsoring a reality show where viewers can help choose who to send away forever.

Organizers of "Mars One" say they will choose a limited number of people to establish human settlement on Mars in 2023.

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September 11th, 2013
10:19 AM ET

A Look At The 9/11 Museum

Beyond the massive reflecting pools where water fills the void left by the Twin Towers, the 9/11 Museum is coming together, though a year and a half behind schedule. CNN's Deb Feyerick reports.

More than 10 million people from 188 countries have visited the 9/11 Memorial since it opened in 2011.

Joe Daniels is President of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

He points to two tridents from the north tower as a symbol of hope saying, "they speak to the recovery period, and they really recall the original towers."

Images of those who perished and stories of the lives they lead will grace the entry, as seen in an artist's rendering.

Families have  donated personal mementos to the museum that are each precious in their own way.

Feyerick asked Daniels, "When you look at all the artifacts, how did you decide which ones to include and which ones just couldn't make it in?"

Daniels said, "It was a difficult process. We very carefully looked at the ones that could best tell the stories."

One World Trade Center soars 1,776 feet in the air and is one of six buildings set to change the lower Manhattan landscape.

The whole area is meant to be a symbol of rebirth, renewal and remembrance of what was lost.

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September 11th, 2013
10:05 AM ET

Here's A Look At The New iPhones

It was a colorful launch for not one but two new Apple iPhones Tuesday, CNN's Christine Romans reports.

In a highly anticipated event at Apple headquarters in California,  CEO Tim Cook unveiled the company's newest flagship device,  the iPhone 5S.

Some main features include:

–It will come in three colors: silver, gold and "space grey"

–It has a new A7 chip inside, which Apple says makes it twice as fast as the previous iPhone

–An improved camera with better image stabilizer and bigger flash

–A fingerprint sensor called "Touch ID."

Of the sensor, Phil Schiller, SVP of worldwide marketing for Apple, said "The teams also figured out how you could use it to make iTunes purchases, which of course is a different passcode but can use your same finger."

One of the best new features is pricing. The new iPhone 5S stays the same as previous models, starting at $199 for the 16 gigabyte option with a two year contract.

A new cheaper model, the 5C, is made of plastic with a 4 inch display and comes in a rainbow of colors. The 16 gigabyte model is $99 with a two-year contract.

Both new phones are expected to hit stores on September 20th.

When "New Day" asked tech expert Brett Larson about the demand for these new phones he said, “There’s always the element of people that will buy whatever Apple sells them, but I think we’ll see a lot of people lining up to buy this.”


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