January 22nd, 2014
02:07 PM ET

New Video of Deadly Aspen Plane Crash

Chilling new video shows the terrifying moment a private jet crashes into the runway of the Aspen, Colorado airport earlier this month, CNN’s Ana Cabrera reports.

Surveillance cameras positioned around the runway capture each harrowing moment of the plane’s failed landing.

The small plane approaches the runway, then aborts landing because of difficult conditions.

Minutes later, in the eerie black and white video, the pilot appears to attempt to abort the second landing as well, but tragically, he’s too late.

The plane nosedives, flipping upside-down on impact, and skids down the runway.

Ground workers race to the scene and watch in horror as the plane bursts in the distance.

Three people were on board. One injured co-pilot was released from the hospital last week, while one remains hospitalized. The third man was killed at the scene of the crash.

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January 22nd, 2014
01:56 PM ET

Up to 25 States Declare Energy Emergencies

Concerned about supplying his customers with the propane they need in order to stay warm in this bitter cold snap, Jerry Dauparas of Ashland Propane, feels caught in the middle.

"I've been doing this for, it's the family business," he says. "They trust us to take care of them. Sure, I'm getting 'em gas, but how are they going to afford to pay for this?"

His company is struggling to get enough supply to meet his daily demands, but as prices continue to go up, he knows many of his customers can't afford it, CNN's George Howell reports.

Weather is only part of the reason for the shortage. Last year's corn crop is partly to blame. The robust fall meant producers needed more propane to fuel heaters to dry the crop.  

As a result, prices have all but doubled.

More than two dozen states have issued emergency declarations to ease restrictions on propane drivers to get more out of it on the road this winter.

Industry leaders are looking for more solutions, but with winter in full effect, Dauparas knows the dynamics of supply and demand don't make that much of a difference when the people he knows are just trying to keep their homes warm.

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January 22nd, 2014
12:49 PM ET

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX) Discusses the Security “Ring of Steel” Around Sochi

All eyes are on Russia in the few weeks left before the Olympics begin in Sochi. Athletes and tourists visiting for the games are faced with increasing concerns over terrorist threats in and around what President Putin calls the “Ring of Steel.” Officials there (and here in the U.S.) are already on high alert after recent suicide bombings in Russia killed nearly forty people last month.

Congressman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, was on New Day today and said Russia's security is the "most impressive" in Olympic history. We asked him what he’d tell his constituents if they want to travel to the games. Rep. McCaul didn’t recommend what to do one way or another, but did say we need to realize “nothing is ever safe….I think if we let the terrorists detract us from attending and enjoying these games we’re letting the terrorists win.”  He also did acknowledge “ this Olympics is different” because of the proximity of the terrorists to the site of the world event.

McCaul says he isn't aware of direct threats against U.S. athletes competing in the games – but, adds "there are threats."

His biggest cause for concern:  whether Putin will take up President Obama's offer of "full assistance" in added security and technology that can detect and counter IEDs. McCaul says Russia needs to improve its intelligence sharing, saying they haven't been “quite as candid with us." 

All of this….and we’re just 16 days to the start of the games.

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January 22nd, 2014
09:17 AM ET

'New Day' Exclusive: Watch Bae Family's Emotional Plea

The family of Kenneth Bae, the American imprisoned in North Korea, makes a plea for his release.

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