Billionaire Donald Sterling opposes his wife's effort to sell the couple's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers for a record $2 billion because he was negotiating a big broadcast deal with Fox that would be worth more, he testified Tuesday.
Sterling was asked by his wife's attorney whether he was fighting her proposed deal because he wanted to restore his dignity.
"The reason you are handling the case is because you want to charge millions in fees, right?" Donald Sterling said in a probate court trial. "The reason is not because of my dignity."
Sterling cited how another NBA franchise in Los Angeles - the Lakers - struck a deal with Time Warner Cable to broadcast its games for 20 years for a reported $3 billion in 2011.
"The reason is that the Lakers signed a deal with Warners for $3 billion. The reason is, I am negotiating with Fox," Sterling said.
If search teams are able to find debris confirmed to be from the plane, it will help officials figure out roughly where the aircraft went down.
Aviation journalist Jeff Wise explained some of the process on "New Day."
Officials would then be able to focus the search under the water to try to find larger pieces of wreckage and the all-important flight data recorder, which may hold vital clues about what happened on board the night the plane disappeared.
U.S. hardware designed to help with that task arrived Wednesday in Perth, the western Australian city that is the base for the search efforts.
The United States sent a Bluefin-21 autonomous underwater vehicle, which can search for submerged objects at depths as low as 14,700 feet (about 4,500 meters), and a TPL-25, a giant listening device that can help pinpoint the location of pings from the flight data recorder. Towed behind a ship, the TPL-25 can detect pings at a maximum depth of 20,000 feet (about 6,100 meters).
Time is against that part of the search though as the plane's pinger is expected to run out of power within the next two weeks. The Indian Ocean has an average depth of about 13,000 feet (about 4,000 meters).
Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $2,700). CNN's Sara Sidner reports.
The young American living in the United Arab Emirates has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
His brother, sister and mother spoke to Kate Bolduan on "New Day" Tuesday and expressed their regret that he wouldn't be home in time for the Christmas holiday.
Jean Cassim, Shezanne's mother, speaking out for the first time since the sentencing, had a message for officials in the UAE: "Please just understand what has happened, try to understand that he did not mean any harm. Please send him home."
The video in question is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
The video depicts a look at a "combat school" in the suburb of Satwa, where these "gangsters" are trained. The training includes how to throw sandals at targets, using clothing accessories as whips, and how to call on the phone for backup.
The fight to free an American being held in a United Arab Emirates prison is intensifying, Sara Sidner reports.
The UAE, for the first time, is acknowledging the imprisonment of Shezanne Cassim, and the 29-year-old is now getting some help from Washington and from some big names in Hollywood.
The comedy website "Funny or Die" released a video urging the UAE to "Free Shez" for doing something they do all the time – make a video that's supposed to be funny.
Cassim has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
It was meant to be a piece of comedy, a 19-minute video that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
But the situation isn't funny any more.
His next hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 16.