October 28th, 2014
11:48 AM ET

Helmet Cam Video of Motorcyclist's Good Deed Goes Viral

In today’s edition of the Good Stuff, a motorcyclist’s good deed goes viral.

Rhino Hooten always wears a helmet cam riding his motorcycle to work, just in case he gets in an accident. Not sure how that would help him, but it did capture an overturned car with a driver trapped inside.

"When she was snared in her seatbelt, it was wrapped around her upper body. Her suffocating was my thought... she was panicking; she couldn't get out," Hooten said.

Another driver who had also stopped to help was calling for a knife to cut the seatbelt.

Hooten worked quickly, freeing the driver with a pocket knife just as smoke started coming from the car.

Hooten’s footage has gone viral with over 600,000 views. He said the attention has been surprising, but he did what just came naturally to him.

If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know.

You can reach us on Facebook, tweet to @ChrisCuomo or@NewDay using #NewDay, and submit your story on iReport.

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What's Next in Michael Brown Case? Q & A with Chris Cuomo
August 26th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

What's Next in Michael Brown Case? Q & A with Chris Cuomo

The streets of Ferguson have calmed, children are heading back to school and residents are honoring Michael Brown’s family's wish for peace.

But now a legal battle looms over whether Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting and killing the unarmed teenager.

Chris Cuomo hosted a Facebook chat on Tuesday to address your questions on the case.

Here are some highlights:

Q: Imarah – Guilty or not guilty, Do you not think six shoots is way overboard and also why the head or a fatal shoot, do they not teach them in the police academy ways to injure or slow down without killing? I think it should be mandatory that all police officers wear cam for both our protection and theirs as it will enable better transparency. What do u think?

A: Chris Cuomo the number of shots is a tricky part of the analysis. it always is in cases like this. the primary analysis is whether shooting was necessary at all.


Q: Anna – If officer Wilson is charged with murder, who pays the legal fees?

Keith – The police union

A: Chris Cuomo or him personally or benefactors, not the taxpayer, because the crime would be seen as not in the line of expected duty


Q: Elisabeth – I don't agree with police killing an unarmed man....however, the boy is on camera committing a crime....

A: Chris Cuomo Elisabeth – this is a natural instinct that I think fails to be helpful here. And here is why: we do not know whether the officer was responding to the robbery, and it does not seem that he was. the past therefore is only relevant as a measure of potential reaction to the actual altercation and shooting that occurred.


Attorney: New Audio Reveals Pause in Gunfire when Michael Brown was Shot

Opinion: Peace in Ferguson



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10 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Cuomo
May 14th, 2014
12:05 AM ET

10 Things You Didn't Know About Chris Cuomo

Chris Cuomo is co-anchor on “New Day” alongside Kate Bolduan and news anchor Michaela Pereira weekdays at 6am ET.

When he's not busy reporting, he can typically be found out on the water fishing, working out at the gym and hanging with his family.

Here, Chris shares 10 things you didn't know about him:

1. When I was a kid, I was the only one who wanted to be nothing when I grew up. Some say I succeeded

2. I am married to someone who is better on TV than I am (search online for Cristina Cuomo)

3. I am only second generation in this country. My grandparents came from two poor areas of southern Italy

4. Despite being 100% Italian, I am almost devoid of chest hair and can't grow a beard

5. I was blown up and lived thanks, to our amazing fighting men and women. (YouTube it: Cuomo hit by IED in Iraq)

6. I cry. Often. Almost always involving my kids (joy and frustration), but sometimes during movies where someone is being victimized... but then I get angry

7. I was a mistake. I am 16 years younger than my oldest sibling. I wore my sister's hand me downs up through middle school. Baby blue Levi cords taught me how to fight early and often

8. I can't sleep on my back

9. I almost quit journalism after the death of child poet Mattie Stepanek. His death was so hard for those who knew him well and I wasn't sure I could keep doing the job. But his mother and my dear friend Jeni inspired me to fight the good fight

10. I have spent time in jail...and not for work

See Chris' journey to discover his family history at CNN.com/Roots


Connect with Chris!



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Chris is also very passionate about "Good Stuff" news, stories out there of people helping others, showing kindness and acting heroically in big ways and small. We are always looking to feature videos and photography that highlight the "Good Stuff" going on in your world. So help us out!

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If you have #GoodStuff news, let us know!

Leave a comment, post on  Facebook, or tweet to@ChrisCuomo or @NewDay using #NewDay and submit your story on iReport.

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April 30th, 2014
06:06 PM ET

CNN exclusive: Amanda Knox says, 'I did not kill my friend'

If she had been at the scene of the crime, forensic evidence would prove her guilt, but Amanda Knox says there is nothing - no DNA, no hair, no footprints, no handprints - to show she was there.

Knox spoke in an exclusive interview with CNN on Thursday, two days after an Italian court released an explanation of her conviction.

In a retrial, Knox and Raffaele Sollecito, her then-boyfriend, were found guilty in the 2007 death of Meredith Kercher, Knox's onetime roommate.

"I did not kill my friend. I did not wield a knife. I had no reason to," Knox said.

"In the month that we that we were living together, we were becoming friends. A week before the murder occurred, we went out to a classical music concert together ... We had never fought."

Knox struggled to speak at moments in the interview, seemingly overcome by emotion and thoughts of Kercher. But, for the most part, she was calm, collected and methodical in how she broke down arguments in the case.

In its more than 300-page document, the Florence appeals court said a third person convicted in the murder, Rudy Guede, did not act alone, and cited the nature of the victim's wounds.

Ruling Judge Alessandro Nencini, who presided over the second appeal in the case, said Kercher and Knox disagreed over the payment of the rent in the house they shared in Perugia and that "there was an argument then an elevation and progression of aggression."

Knox dismissed those allegations out of hand.

"If I were there, I would have traces of Meredith"s broken body on me. And I would have left traces of myself around - around Meredith's corpse," she said.

"And I - I am not there. And that proves my innocence."




Italian court explain Amanda Knox conviction

By Barbie Latza Nadeau, CNN, Wed April 30, 2014

An Italian court says it convicted Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend of murdering her onetime roommate in part because of evidence showing that more than one person killed the British student.

The Florence appeals court released its explanation Tuesday, less than three months after it convicted Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in Meredith Kercher's 2007 death in a retrial.

In the more than 300-page document, the court said that a third person convicted in the murder, Rudy Guede, did not act alone, and cited the nature of the victim's wounds.




Last year, May 2013, Chris Cuomo sat down with Knox and she told him she's scared to return to Italy to face a new trial nearly six years after her study-abroad roommate's slaying. But she's considering it.

"I'm afraid to go back there," she said.

"In Italy," she added, "people think it's arrogant of me to sit here in the United States and have a book come out and defend myself. And first of all, I find that incredibly unfair, because I have the right to defend myself. And no one can ask me to just shut up because it's convenient. But at the same time, I want to prove to them that I care about what's going on."



See gallery of evidence in case: 

The knife: The prosecution in 2009 said that a knife found in Raffaele Sollecito's house has the DNA of Amanda Knox on the handle

The knife: The prosecution in 2009 said that a knife found in Raffaele Sollecito's house has the DNA of Amanda Knox on the handle





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