Play "Jeopardy!" With Champion Julia Collins and "New Day"!
June 3rd, 2014
11:29 AM ET

Play "Jeopardy!" With Champion Julia Collins and "New Day"!

Last night, the second longest winning streak in "Jeopardy's" 30 seasons came to an end when 31-year-old Julia Collins walked away with $428,100. She trails only Ken Jennings, "Jeopardy's" grand master who won 74 straight games a decade ago.

Julia has since rebounded from her loss and stopped by "New Day" this morning to discuss her historic run. While here, she took some time backstage to play a couple rounds with our "New Day" team. She served up clues that she herself was asked during game play (one of which she got wrong!).

Check them out below and see if you can fare as well as Julia (If you need to cheat, the correct responses at the bottom!).



1) CATEGORY: Fill in the Movie Titles, VALUE: $600

“2 very different films: ‘Coming ___' and '___ Alone'”


2) CATEGORY: The Hair Apparent, VALUE: $1000

“Yeah, baby! Let’s do this 4-letter ‘do, cut in slightly uneven, overlapping layers downward from the crown”


3) CATEGORY: English Literature, VALUE: $2000

“This D.H. Lawrence novel continued the stories of sisters Ursula and Gudun Brangwen, who first appeared in ‘The Rainbow’


4) CATEGORY: Science and Scientists, VALUE: $1600 (Julia got this one wrong!)

“Fritz Haber won a Nobel Prize for producing this gas from hydrogen and nitrogen”



RESPONSE 1) What is home?

RESPONSE 2) What is “Women in Love?”

RESPONSE 3) What is “the shag?”

RESPONSE 4) What is “ammonia?” (during the show, Julia had no answer)



May 12th, 2014
12:57 PM ET

Search Company to Provide ‘Black Boxes in the Clouds’

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues as the International Civil Aviation Organization, or (ICAO), meets this week to review the best methods for tracking planes.

At the same time, Inmarsat, the company whose satellite had the last known contact with Flight 370, announced the company will invest about $3 million to offer a free global airline tracking service.

Senior Vice President Chris McLaughlin said the technology, which acts like a "text message," will send information about a plane's speed, time and distance back through their network.

Inmarsat is offering this communication service to all 11,000 commercial passenger aircraft, or "virtually 100 per cent of the world’s long haul commercial fleet," it said.

The company's website adds that they will also offer a ‘black box in the cloud’ service that, when triggered, would stream flight data recorder information and cockpit audio off a plane to aviation safety professionals somewhere else.

McLaughlin said the industry has been looking at this for five years, but "we want to cut through that and offer this to them now."

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With Inmarsat's announcement, some are questioning if this is a public relations move to off-set recent criticism that the company hasn't released all their data related to the missing plane.

McLaughlin told CNN's Chris Cuomo Monday they aren't hiding anything.

We've "shared what little data we have" and four other independent groups "are content with the model that we put forward," he said.

McLaughlin emphasized that there isn't a huge amount of data that exists from their end, except for "handshake pings between the satellite and the aircraft" that let them know the plane was in the air for a number of hours after it was lost.

The official also said the company is limited by what they can share because Malaysia is at the center of the investigation so the data belongs to that country.

He said, "It's a matter for the authorities to decide what they're going to do with their data. It's not something Inmarsat can release."



READ: Flight 370 search chief: Hunt for plane is the most difficult in history

READ: Help from above: Satellite signals can confirm a plane's identity

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May 5th, 2014
02:01 PM ET

Always Keep Your Seat Belt Buckled

Passengers on a US Airways flight from Philadelphia to Orlando on Sunday experienced quite a scare when their plane dropped in severe turbulence, injuring six people.

Passenger Mark Pensiero said that for "four to five seconds ... the airplane kind of rotated a little bit. Everybody kind of let out a collective 'holy crap, what was that.'"

Thankfully, most of the passengers were wearing their seat belts because the incident happened at 17,000 feet as the plan was still ascending.

CNN safety analyst David Soucie said without that fact, the injuries could have been much worse.

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"Clear air turbulence, or CAT, is air movement created by atmospheric pressure, jet streams, air around mountains, cold or warm weather fronts or thunderstorms," the Federal Aviation Administration says on its website.

According to Soucie and the website, slight turbulence brings vibrations, moderate turbulence can bring drops of 10 to 20 feet, and severe turbulence, which is rare, brings the potential for the plane to drop 100 feet or more.

"You could have 10,000 flight hours and only experience this maybe three or four times in your entire career as a pilot," Soucie said.

Since pilots sometimes can't see turbulence coming, it's crucial for them to share information with each other about bad patches from flight to flight.

In the Philadelphia flight, there had been some reports of light turbulence in the area, but nothing as severe as what the plane encountered. 



The only time the industry has seen fatalities and injuries from severe turbulence is when people are not wearing their seat belts, according to Soucie.

“You are dropping quite a ways out of the air. Whatever is not tied down, whoever doesn't have their seat belt on, is going to go up.”

Soucie said since turbulence can sometimes come out of nowhere,  it's best to always keep your seat belt buckled.



READ: U.S. Airways flight hits turbulence, 6 injured

READ: Buckle up! There might be turbulence ahead

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May 2nd, 2014
11:23 AM ET

Investigative Journalist: Amanda Knox is Innocent and Italian Judges are 'Illogical'

Amanda Knox defended her innocence in an exclusive interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo after an Italian court ruling on the second appeal in the case said she was not only guilty in the murder of her former roommate, Meredith Kercher, but that she dealt the fatal blow.

Many are torn on Knox's guilt or innocence but Nina Burleigh, an investigative journalist and author of "The Fatal Gift of Beauty" about Knox, strongly believes Knox did not commit the crime.

Burleigh believes Knox is being held accountable for the murder because prosecutors don't want to admit their mistakes stemming from the very beginning of the case.

"When prosecutors make mistakes they don't like to turn around and admit it," Burleigh said.

"Perugia is a walled mountain town ... When a stranger comes to town, something happens, they need to get the crime solved ... What happened here is the Italian system, unfortunately, is protecting itself."

At this point, Burleigh said, Italian judges are taking a second look at the earlier mistakes to make things "look right" in light of global scrutiny.

"I'm compelled from the amount of information that I collected for my book over the years to say that the latest report from these judges is completely illogical. It's laughably illogical.”



Burleigh said none of the details emerging from the latest Florence appeals court document are new.

The information is based on testimony from Rudy Guede, the third person convicted in the murder, and it is "highly unreliable" because "he had a vested interest in cutting a deal ... and his fingerprints were in Kercher's purse."

According to Burleigh, there is no DNA or physical evidence that puts Knox at the murder.

As far as the knife found in Raffaele Sollecito's house – the weapon prosecutors argue proves Knox's guilt – Burleigh refutes that as well.

"The knife was just something a cop picked out of a kitchen drawer because it looked large."

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Burleigh called Kercher's death a "simple crime," saying the woman was murdered after she confronted an intruder.

"What's factual is somebody threw a rock through a window, somebody broke in."

Burleigh believes Kercher came home when the intruder thought he was alone and, "bam, they confronted each other."


Do you agree with Burleigh? Tell us in the comment below.



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

READ: Italian court explains Amanda Knox conviction

READ: The case against Amanda Knox

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