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FBI Searches Bomb Suspect's Home; "This is Declaration of War"; Senate Takes Up Internet Sales Tax; Growing Marijuana in Your Bedroom; Tiny, Flying Robots; Jason Collins: Honest Reactions?; Wrigley Field as Bargaining Chip

Aired May 5, 2013 - 18:00   ET


DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: Thank you, Fredricka.

Underway right now a new search of the apartment belonging to Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Syria calls an airstrike a declaration of war. Are the two countries on the brink of war?

If you shop on the Internet, do it quick. Congress is looking to tax your purchases.

A shocking story out of Utah. A soccer referee punched in the face by a team player. He's dead now.

And a fun night out takes a tragic turn. Fire rips through a limo carrying nine women. Most of them didn't make it out alive.

Hello, everyone. I'm Don Lemon. You're in THE CNN NEWSROOM.

The FBI in Boston right now is searching the home of the Boston marathon bombing suspects. Witnesses say they saw agents in hazmat suits going in and out of the apartment of Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Cambridge today. The surviving brother, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, tells police that he and his brother built the bombs there that exploded at the Boston marathon last month. Investigators say they found bomb residue inside the home.

A friend of the Tsarnaev brothers who is locked up for helping them will be in court tomorrow morning. Nineteen-year-old Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to investigators. His lawyers say they asked for his release on bail, that their client was frightened and confused when police questioned him three days after the bombing.

Later this week on Thursday, the House Homeland Security Committee will impact of the bombings on national security. They will look up the events leading up to the bombings and how law enforcement reacted.

I want to get to Boston right now and CNN's Susan Candiotti. She's our national correspondent.

Susan, talk to me about what's happening with the Tsarnaev family? First, we heard that the family wants a second autopsy. What's going on with that?

SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: It appears that the family may have given up on the idea of their own independent second autopsy, at least for now. That's what the funeral director tells us. And Tsarnaev's uncle who was there in Worcester, Massachusetts, this is the same uncle, by the way, who a few weeks ago called Tamerlan and Dzhokhar losers, said that he's now there at the funeral home to prepare Tamerlan's body by himself as is the custom in the Islamic faith.

And so, for now, he says as well, there's no cemetery that will agree to bury him. Here's what he said.


RUSLAN TSARNI, TAMERLAN TSARNAEV'S UNCLE: I'm left alone to deal with this matter. And also stress that Tamerlan Tsarnaev has no other place to be buried.


CANDIOTTI: So, for now, Don, he doesn't know what he's going to do next.

LEMON: OK. So, Susan, you talked to the father of one of the suspect's friends who's accused of helping the Tsarnaev brothers. What did he tell you?

CANDIOTTI: Well, this is the first who speaks only Russian. And we interviewed him at great length is and detail. This is the first time he has gone into detail about what his son told him in jail. This is one of the two exchange students who is accused of the FBI of trying to and, in fact, throwing out evidence in this case. Remember including that backpack in which they found the fireworks.

He said that he asked his son to explain to him why he did that.


AMIR ISMAGULOV, FATHER OF SUSPECT AZAMAT TAZHAYAKOV (through translator): I asked my son, did you want to help Dzhokhar? He said, dad, if we wanted to help him, we would have thrown the laptop out too, but we didn't want to throw anything out. It's just that Kadyrbayev got squared and just threw the bag out. When he brought the bag over from Dzhokhar, he took the laptop out and just put it on the table.

So they didn't want to help him. He said, if he wanted to help him, then we would have thrown the laptop out too and then we bury the bag in the ground somewhere.


CANDIOTTI: This father said that his son denied any direct role in the bombing and said that what he did was done out of fear, that his son is only 19 years old and did not intentionally do anything wrong. But, Don, his son is in trouble right now and is deeply involved in the court system.

LEMON: Susan Candiotti, thank you very much, from Boston.

Israel refusing to comment on allegations it attacked a Syrian facility today. But Syrian officials say they are certain Israel launched airstrikes on the site outside Damascus. No words on casualties.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Syria's deputy foreign minister said Israel can expect retaliation.


FAISAL AL MEKDAD, SYRIAN DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER: This was a declaration of war. This is not something that's strange but we dealt with this, I mean, in several occasions and we retaliated the way we want, and the retaliation was always painful to Israel, and they will suffer again.


LEMON: The air space in northern Israel is now closed to civil aviation and air defenses have been beefed up.

CNN senior international correspondent Sara Sidner has the latest from Jerusalem now.


SARA SIDNER, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Don, so far, Israel officials have not publicly made any statements when it comes to whether or not the Israeli military struck inside of Syria. This is the third time this year that Israel has been accused of hitting a target inside of Syria. This time, the accusation is coming from the Syrian government. The government saying that Israel hit a research facility overnight on Saturday. There were huge explosions that you could see very clearly from amateur video just on the outskirts of Damascus.

What we are hearing from Israeli officials, it's not a confirmation. But we are seeing that's different this time from Israel is that Israel has now deployed in the past 48 hours two Iron Dome missile defense battery systems to the north, to the northern border there.

We also know that airspace from the middle of Israel, all the way up to the northern border has been closed to civil aviation. Now, we spoke with one of Israel's former heads of the Israel defense missile systems. He was over that program and we talked to him about the systems that may have been hit or the systems that are most concerned may be transferred over to Hezbollah from Syria.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Fateh-110 are Iranian-built missiles. They are in new they are in the inventory of the Syrians, and they are in a process of being supplied to the Hezbollah as well. Now, Fateh-110 is the first time of rocket that has both long range, between 200 and 300 kilometers.

SIDNER: So that could hit Tel Aviv.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Of course. It can hit Tel Aviv, from everywhere in Lebanon.


SIDNER: This is the third time this year and the second time in the past three days that Israel has been accused of hitting targets inside of Syria. Israeli officials saying they do not want to take any part in the war that is going on there. But they will defend their own borders and they certainly will not allow dangerous weapons, conventional or chemical, go into the hands of groups they consider terrorist organizations.

Back to you, Don.

LEMON: All right. Thank you, Sara.

President Obama said today Israel is justified in preventing terrorist groups from obtaining weapons. And despite the escalating violence, the president said U.S. troops won't get involved.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: As a general rule, I don't rule things out as commander-in-chief.

But because circumstances change and you want to make sure that I always have the full power of the United States at our disposal to meet American national security interests. Having said that, I do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in Syria, American boots on the ground in Syria would not only be good for America, but also would be good for Syria.


LEMON: President Obama made those remarks before today's alleged attack near Damascus.

I'm about to show you a frightening piece of video. It's from an air show and stunt plane, and thousands of people in a festival mood. Then, the worst imaginable thing happened. Watch.


LEMON: Oh my goodness. Look at that fireball, thick black smoke. The pilot of that plane is dead. More than a dozen people on the ground are hurt. It happened today in Madrid, Spain. A government spokesman said the pilot was very experienced and they are working to find out what caused that plane to crash, right in front of everyone.

The president of the United States and the NRA both have a new message for gun owners and those trying to regulate them. That's next.


LEMON: President Obama says only active and engaged citizens can help the nation achieved its greatest hopes and overcome its most difficult challenges.

Citizenship was Mr. Obama's theme in his commencement address today at Ohio State University and he cited several examples of Americans at their best.


OBAMA: When a hurricane struck our mightiest city and a factory exploded in a small town in Texas, we saw citizenship. When bombs went off in Boston and when a malevolent spree of gunfire visited a movie theater, a temple, an Ohio high school, a first grade classroom in Connecticut, we saw citizenship.

In the aftermath of darkest tragedy, we have seen the American spirit at its brightest. But if there's one certainty about the decade ahead, it's that things will be uncertain. Change will be a constant just as it has been throughout our history. And yes, we still face many important challenges. Some will require technological breakthroughs or new policy insights, but more than anything, what we will need is political will, to harness the ingenuity of your generation, and encourage and inspire the hard work of dedicated citizens, to protect more of our kids from the horrors of gun violence that requires the unwavering passion, the untiring resolve of citizens.


LEMON: Let's talk some politics now. The NRA wrapping up its annual meeting with some references to the Boston bombing suspects and the immigration reform after it gets ensnared and the fallout from the bombings investigation.

Let's bring in our regulars now, CNN analysts Ana Navarro and L.Z. Granderson. Ana is a Republican strategist. L.Z. is a senior writer for ESPN.

I'm going to take you guys to the woodshed if you're not concise. OK. Let's start with Wayne LaPierre, the NRA's vice president, talking about the Boston bombings.



WAYNE LAPIERRE, NRA EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT: A terrorist with bombs and guns just outside frightens citizens sheltered in place with no means to defend themselves or their families from whatever might come crashing through their door. How many Bostonians wish they had a gun two weeks ago?


LEMON: So, Ms. Navarro, do you think a lot of Bostonians wished they own a gun when the city went into lockdown?

ANA NAVARRO, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: I don't know. I don't know what Bostonians were thinking. I don't think Wayne LaPierre knows what they were thinking. And I think what you're seeing her is the use of emotion to try to advance a political agenda.

We saw it, for example, right after Newtown when that was being used. A lot of people who are at that NRA convention were very bothered by the way the family of the victims then were, you know, used, if you'd like, to advance that debate. And I think they are doing exactly the same thing.

But we need to take the emotion out of it and act with logic. Look at the policy issues and try to find some common ground.

LEMON: L.Z., Wayne LaPierre says the NRA's membership has hit 5 million, a new high, and new gun restrictions were defeated on Capitol Hill. Is gun control simply a lost cause in this country?

L.Z. GRANDERSON, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: No, I just think that the conversation is a lost cause. And what I mean by that is we keep trying to interchange two different arguments when dealing with guns. There's a conversation to be had about the kind of mass shootings that we want to prevent. There's also a conversation to be had about the criminals who have guns and are shooting on the streets like Baltimore, Detroit and Chicago.

Those are two separate conversations. And both people on the left and the right interchange those conversations, who are trying to come up with some policy. The focus needs to be about violence protection, and on not necessarily gun restrictions.

LEMON: OK. Let's talk about immigration reform. Our Candy Crowley today asked Senator Dick Durbin how the proposal he helped write plays into revelations at a foreign student allegedly exploit immigration security flaws and later helped Dzhokhar Tsarnaev get rid of some evidence. I want you to take a listen and then we'll talk about it.


CANDY CROWLEY, HOST, "STATE OF THE UNION": Nine-eleven was, you know, more than a decade ago. So how is that possible?

SEN. DICK DURBIN (D-IL), MAJORITY WHIP: It's hard to believe 12 years after 9/11 we're having this conversation, but you put your finger on it. There's not enough coordination between these different agencies so that we know someone should not have been readmitted to the United States. Our bill addresses that directly. We have 11 -- up to 11 million people coming forward to register. So we know who they are. That's going to make us more secure.


LEMON: Ana, are Boston bombings going to make it harder to pass immigration reform?

NAVARRO: You know, I don't think so. I see them as two completely separate issues.

And now, I will tell you that if there are issues that can be addressed, we should by all means do it. This week, there's going to be a committee hearing in the homeland security committee to take a look at what could have been done.

I think Senator Durbin is completely right as he can be. There was some sort of human error here. Something fell through the cracks. It's hard to imagine that after our agencies were alerted by Russia, there's guys coming back from Russia, hands in his legal permanent residency card and something -- some red flag doesn't go up somewhere.

So if there are kinks in the system that can be identified and worked out and addressed in the immigration system, let's do it. It will make the immigration bill that much stronger and easier to approve.

LEMON: Well, L.Z., Dick Durbin says the reform bill does things that should have been done a long time ago. Why are they just getting it done now?

GRANDERSON: We keep talking about hour to two hours about why Congress is just getting around to doing things that need to be done. But the fact of the matter is, you know, and I keep harking on this, is that the impetus behind this discussion has nothing to do with the security of this nation, has nothing to do with right thing. It has everything to do with what happened in 2012.

That's the reason why regardless of all the chitchat you hear on the side that something is going to be done with immigration reform because the Republican Party doesn't want its butt kicked in 2016 because it did not address or try to help the Latino community who supported President Obama. That's the focus. That's always been the focus recently. That will continue to be the focus.

LEMON: So, do you think -- just real quickly if I can get a quick answer from both of you -- do you think that the immigration debate is done for now? Or do you think it still has a chance?


NAVARRO: Oh, it's absolutely not done. We have the committee mark-up on Thursday. We've got the House working on its own legislation. I think everybody is still optimistic about this. And, yes, there's going to be some naysayers who use Boston or use whatever they can to try to oppose it, but there's a lot of momentum for the immigration bill. It's absolutely not done.

LEMON: L.Z., do you think it's done? Because many said, hey, listen, maybe the gun debate will happen, you know, gun control will happen before immigration takes place.

GRANDERSON: No, it's not done. It's for the reasons I said. No one wants to get their butt kicked in 2016, particularly the Republicans. So they are going to do what they need to do to make sure this moves forward.

LEMON: Yes, that's easily said, though, L.Z. No one gets their butts kicked for that, you never sure.

Thank you. Thank you guys. Appreciate you coming on this week. And have a great rest of the weekend.

Straight ahead, a fun night out takes a tragic turn. Fire rips through a limo carrying a bachelorette party. Most of them didn't make it out alive.


LEMON: He was officiating a recreational soccer game and had thrown a yellow flag on a goalie. Now, just over a week later, 46-year-old Ricardo Portillo is dead. Portillo was punched in the face by the goalie after he called a foul for pushing an opposing player. At first, his injuries were thought to be minor, but he suffered swelling in his brain and lapsed into a coma. His daughter talked about the incident before his death.


JOHANA PORTILLO, DAUGHTER OF DECEASED REFEREE: (INAUDIBLE) it was heartfelt. And I know he didn't want -- he doesn't want to leave us.

It's just not fair. We're all there to have fun. Not to go out and kill each other.


LEMON: Police arrested the 17-year-old son on suspicion of assault and will consider additional charges including manslaughter.

What started out as a night of fun took a tragic turn. A limousine carrying nine women burst into flames on a bridge over San Francisco Bay last night, leaving five of them dead and the rest hospitalized.

CNN's Nick Valencia has the very latest -- Nick.

NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Don, local media reports say the group involved in the fatal limousine fire in San Mateo, California, on Saturday night was a bachelorette party and among the dead was the bribe-to-be.

Now, CNN cannot verify these reports and a call to the California Highway Patrol, they said they were unable to authenticate the reports. They say they've read similar reports but were unable to verify them.

Now, in a conversation I had earlier with the CHP, they said they believe the fire started outside of the passenger area, somewhere underneath the vehicle, perhaps even in the trunk. Now reports say that about 10:00 p.m. last night, the limousine driver saw flames and smoke coming from the back of the limousine as which point he pulled over.

Now, he was able to get out of the car unharmed as well as four of the passengers that were sitting up towards the front of the vehicle. Now, five others towards sitting towards the back were not as lucky. According to the CHP, they died at the scene.

In a conversation I had with the coroner's office, they told me, Don, that bodies were so severely burned that it took -- it could take days before they are positively ID'd.

Now, CNN has reached out to the limousine company repeatedly and left repeated messages. Unfortunately, those calls have gone unanswered.

But in statement to the media, the limousine company said, in part, "LimoStop Inc. will do everything possible to investigate and assist authorities in determining the cause of the fire in order to help bring forth answers and provide closure to victims and their families."

LEMON: Nick Valencia, thank you very much for that. Witnesses say some people stopped to try to help, but their efforts were unsuccessful. Police say they will continue to investigate.

If you shop on the Internet, you might want to do it quick. Congress is looking to tax your purchases and may pass something as early as this week. I'll explain to you, next.


LEMON: Nearing half past the hour. I want to get a look at your headlines right now.

FBI agents in Hazmat suits searched the home of one of the Boston bombing suspects today. The surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told police he and his brother built the bombs there that exploded at the Boston marathon last month. Investigators have found bomb residue inside the apartment.

Residents and firefighters alike breathing a sigh of relief today. Fire crews have made significant progress against a large wildfire near Los Angeles aided by cooler temperatures, higher humidity and calmer winds. The fire is now 60 percent contained with full containment expected tomorrow. All evacuations have been lifted.

New information today about whether there may have been a cover-up after last fall's deadly attack in Benghazi. Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of the mission of the U.S. embassy in Libya, told investigators the State Department internal review, quote, 'let people off the hook."

Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says Hicks will testify Wednesday at a congressional hearing.


REP. DARRELL ISSA (R), CALIFORNIA: We know one thing. The talking points were right and then the talking points were wrong. The CIA knew it was a terrorist attack. The deputy chief of mission, Gregory Hicks, knew it was a terrorist attack. The ambassador, before he died, one of the last words he ever said is we're under attack. (END VIDEO CLIP)

LEMON: According to transcripts obtained by CNN, Hicks said he never had any indication as was initially suggested that it was just an out- of-control demonstration outside the mission in Benghazi. Hicks said he, quote, "thought it was a terrorist attack from the get-go."

Attention online shoppers. That Internet purchase may cost you just a little bit more in the future. The Senate is set to vote on a long- debated sales tax law tomorrow allowing states to require large online retailers to collect tax on purchases made by their residents.

CNN's Athena Jones is in Washington with more now.

Athena, what are the chances that this is going to pass?

ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Don. Well, you know, it's gotten a lot of support in some earlier procedural votes in the Senate. The question is, if it passes the Senate, will it get passed the House, which has a lot more anti-tax members who may see this as a tax increase.

Now as you mentioned, the law would allow states to require that big online companies or catalogues with at least $1 million in sales can collect taxes. Now opponents -- proponents of this measure like the Obama administration and other supporters say that it would help -- level the playing field between small, local businesses who've been struggling for years to compete with big companies like Amazon, like eBay.

Now opponents of this measure say that it would just create more hassles for smaller companies because they'll have to navigate a whole web of state and local taxes.

Now the CEO of eBay, John Donahoe, said that that exemption for smaller companies, it should be raised not from just $1 million in sales but up to $10 million in sales, so that only the really big companies are affected by this bill.

Let's listen to him explain his position a little bit earlier this week.


JOHN DONAHOE, EBAY PRESIDENT AND CEO: At the end of the day it's not going to impact our company one way or another, because the marketplace will still sell, but larger sellers will benefit at the cost of smaller sellers. And so that's just a case we're advocating for the small guys so that they can hopefully continue to compete.


JONES: And Donahoe also says that he wants to see this only affect companies that have more than 50 employees -- Don.

LEMON: All right, so, Athena, how much will consumers be affected if this bill becomes law?

JONES: Well, that depends on where you live. So if you already live in one of the states where Amazon, for instance, has a physical presence like warehouses, that includes Arizona, Texas, California, then your bill won't change in the end because you're already paying sales taxes. If you live in a state like Montana or New Hampshire, which don't collect sales taxes, your bill won't change.

But if you live in any of these other states, that it's really going to depend on the state and local tax rates. So it's a big question mark there -- Don.

LEMON: Consumers probably won't like that. Thank you, Athena Jones. We appreciate it.

JONES: Thanks.

LEMON: Later this week Prince Harry will pay a royal visit to the United States. He's expected to visit victims in New Jersey whose homes were ravaged by Hurricane Sandy more than six months ago.

Now according to the "Denver Post," Prince Harry will also visit the 2013 Warrior Games, which hold competitive events for wounded warriors. Harry recently returned home from a 20-week deployment to Afghanistan where he served as an Apache helicopter pilot.

It still may be illegal to buy marijuana in Colorado at least for a while but you can grow it, right in your own home. I'll explain right after this.


LEMON: In the fall voters legalized marijuana in Colorado. It's not legal to buy in shops until next year, but it is legal to grow your own weed and that's exactly what many people are doing. And as CNN's Jim Spellman found out, that could mean a little farming in your own one-bedroom apartment.


JIM SPELLMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Chloe Villano, a long- time marijuana advocate voted along with 55 percent of Colorado voters to legalize pot in last year's election.

(On camera): Who is this?


SPELLMAN: Rudy has a little pot leaf collar.


SPELLMAN: It's made out of hat. What do you like about smoking cannabis?

VILLANO: I just like the way it makes me feel, like as far as like pain.

Did you like the blueberry?

SPELLMAN (voice-over): But Colorado is in a sort of holding pattern. State law allows possession of small amounts of marijuana and it's available in dispensaries for medical marijuana patients. But it won't be sold in retail stores until next year. It is however now legal to grow your own cannabis and that is exactly what Chloe is doing.

(On camera): Let's see your growth.

VILLANO: OK. Let's go.

SPELLMAN: So this -- this is not a big apartment and you're still able to grow marijuana in here?

VILLANO: Yes. You just have to make sure that you can control the smell.

SPELLMAN: Even here in your bedroom in this apartment you can grow marijuana?

VILLANO: Yes. I mean this huge tent is full of 12 plants.

SPELLMAN: Let's have a look. Wow. You're growing these 12 marijuana plants right here in your one-bedroom apartment in Denver.

VILLANO: Yes, sir.

SPELLMAN (voice-over): Chloe works as a consultant for the medical marijuana industry and as a medical marijuana patient, Chloe is allowed to grow up to 12 plants. Non-patients can grow six.

VILLANO: I'm definitely what I would call a cannabis connoisseur. So, you know, as a patient and as somebody who enjoys the plant, I definitely know good cannabis and I grow some of the best cannabis.

SPELLMAN: People like Chloe are flocking to the grow store when they help people set up and maintain home marijuana grows. General manager Ted Smith says it's not just new growers but a different kind of grower.

(On camera): What are the new demographics? Who are the new people coming here?

TED SMITH, THE GROW STORE: We have a lot of married couples. We have a lot of 40 and up, 50 and up, and 60 and up individuals coming in.

SPELLMAN (voice-over): Some enjoy growing as a hobby. Some grow for the sake of discretion. Everything happening in the privacy of their own homes. And others just want to grow the highest grade weed they can.

SMITH: Today's culture they want absolutely the finest quality product with the least, you know, inconsistencies. SPELLMAN: So between $150 and $500 the Grow Store will set the grower up with the equipment needed to grow about a pound of marijuana every 12 weeks. It's illegal to grow cannabis outdoors in the view of others so growers need a light source, ventilation, maybe an air filter to keep the smell away from the neighbors, soil and nutrients for the soil. Some of the materials are the same used to grow more conventional plants, but some of these products have a distinctly stoner vibe.

SMITH: So this product is called Kushie Kush and is a blossom booster.

SPELLMAN: Growing marijuana in your basement or bedroom may be legal, but it's not exactly easy.

SMITH: I tell our customers that if you're just getting into the fray, if you will, that they will be a McGyver within six months. Because you will have so many different hurdles that you've never considered.

SPELLMAN: Chloe Villano says her McGyver marijuana grow is worth it. She hopes her cannabis consulting business will continue to grow and even when retail stores open, Chloe says she'll keep growing and smoking her homegrown weed.

(On camera): So is it comforting to wake up every morning in your bed looking at your marijuana plants?

VILLANO: Awesome. We go to bed together, we wake up together.

SPELLMAN (voice-over): Jim Spellman, CNN, Denver.


LEMON: Tomorrow CNN will spotlight Colorado's new industry. Watch the series "POT BOOM: COLORADO'S ROAD TO LEGALIZING POT FOR RECREATIONAL USE BUSINESS." That's right here on CNN.

Just ahead here on CNN, tiny unmanned vehicles buzzing through the sky. Sounds scary? Well, they could soon be flying near you.


LEMON: Now to big stories on the week ahead. From the White House to Wall Street our correspondents tell you what you need to know. We're going to begin tonight with president's plans for the week.

JONES: I'm Athena Jones at the White House. President Obama meets with South Korean president Park Geun-hye at the White House on Monday and travels to Austin, Texas, Thursday for economic events. The president and vice president will honor the National Association of Police Organizations Top Cops Award winners at the White House on Saturday.

PAUL STEINHAUSER, CNN POLITICAL EDITOR: I'm Paul Steinhauser at the CNN political desk. Tuesday's Election Day in a race to fill a vacant congressional seat in South Carolina that's captured national attention. The contest pits former Republican governor Mark Sanford whose political career was sidetracked following a well-publicized affair against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, sister of Comedy Central show host Stephen Colbert. On Friday probably 2016 GOP contender Rand Paul key notes a party dinner in the crucial early voting state of Iowa.

POPPY HARLOW, CNN BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: I'm Poppy Harlow in New York. Well, following Friday's better-than-expected jobs report, Wall Street will continue to focus on those latest employment figures this week. Unemployment has now fallen to 7.5 percent. It is still high, but it is a slight improvement.

Also on the docket this week, we'll get earnings from the Walt Disney company. We'll also hear from AOL, Sony, and News Corp. And the latest Fortune 500 list of companies will be released. That is based on their 2012 stats. And markets in London and Tokyo are closed on Monday.

We'll track all the latest business news for you all week on CNN Money.

A.J. HAMMER, ANCHOR, SHOWBIZ TONIGHT: I'm "SHOWBIZ TONIGHT's" A.J. Hammer. Here's what we're watching this week. Two of the hottest reality stars are with me. It's the battle of the baby bumps, Kim Kardashian versus Duchess Katherine.

So I've got my brand new mom Snooki to weigh in and "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to talk about food, family, and everything. In an all new season of "Jersey" feuds that's happening on her show. It's all this week on "SHOWBIZ TONIGHT," Monday through Thursday, 11:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific on HLN.

LEMON: All right. Thanks, guys.

So spoiler alert. I'm going to give away the beginning -- the ending of the movie. Kidding. We don't want to give it away but we can tell you it was a great beginning for "Iron Man 3." The movie took in more than $175 million in its opening weekend. That's a lot of money. That's the second biggest weekend ever behind only "The Avengers" which took in -- over $207 million last year. Worldwide "Iron Man 3" has already earned $680 million. Wow.

So say it ain't so. Wrigley Field has been home to the Chicago Cubs for nearly a century. But now the team is threatening to leave. What? That's next.

But first, if you thought tiny unmanned vehicles buzzing through the sky were only for sci-fi movies, you better think again. In this week's "Techno-vations" CNN's Zoraida Sambolin shows us how these tiny robots could someday be used in the real world. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

ZORAIDA SAMBOLIN, CO-ANCHOR, EARLY START (voice-over): They navigate through windows, fly in formation, and take off and land with ease. And these tiny unmanned aerial vehicles called Quadrotors are doing it on their own.

MATTHEW TURPIN, PH.D. STUDENT, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA: This is a robot that's completely autonomous. And by that I mean there is no remote control in the background.

SAMBOLIN: Most of these test flights are done here at the University of Pennsylvania's grasp lab. Decked out with a state-of-the-art motion capture system. Students give the Quadrotors simple commands via computer, but the vehicles decide how they will go from point A to point B on their own.

TURPIN: We have the bi-contents. The red lights which allow us to figure out where the robot is. So then we're able to send it commands about what we'd like it to do. And group behaviors that you'll see.

SAMBOLIN: Others Quadrotors at the grasp lab have worked together to carry cargo, built structures and have been equipped with cameras and lasers to create 3-D images inside buildings. With better batteries and a bigger payload capacity, they could have one day be used in the real world for surveillance and search and rescue.

TURPIN: We can send this in ahead of people and detect for dangerous situations. And this is potentially life-saving for first responders.

SAMBOLIN: For now, most of the research on these remarkable is still done in the lab, but you could say their potential is sky high.



LEMON: The NBA has made official what pretty much everyone already knew. LeBron James is once again the league's Most Valuable Player. Surprise, surprise. He let Miami's run to the playoffs, which included a 27-game winning streak. That is the second longest winning streak in league history.

James is one of only five players in history to win at least four MVP awards. I was at that game. It was amazing.

OK. So last night in Las Vegas, boxer Floyd Mayweather made it easy, made it look easy, he took down Roberto Guerrero in a 12-round decision to retain his Welterweight title. Mayweather remains undefeated and now he's now 44-0. He also earned a reported $32 million.

NBA player Jason Collins is the talk of the sports world, but are we getting the true reaction to his landmark decision?

And in baseball the Cubs' owner threatens the unthinkable. Abandoning Wrigley? Wrigley Field?

Terence Moore is here, sports contributor to And a columnist at

OK. So, Terence, I say Wrigley. Everybody else puts the field on it, when you're from Chicago --


TERENCE MOORE, CNN.COM SPORTS CONTRIBUTOR: This is sort of a ballpark that the Cubs play in.

LEMON: Wrigley City, only ballpark in the country. OK. So we're going to talk about Wrigley in a second. But a lot of people are talking about Jason Collins. They're saying the right things. Are we getting the full picture?

MOORE: Not even close. And I'll tell you something, Don, I have spent decades in locker rooms and clubhouses and generally speaking, at many of these places, it's gay bashing central, all right? And that's why I have a tendency to agree with Heinz Ward, you know, the former great wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. And he said it's going to be difficult for an openly gay player to come out in the NFL.

And I take it a step further. The last few days I've done reporting, talking to various sports executives, former players, current players, and they all seem to agree with Heinz Ward that people are saying the politically correct thing, but the reality is, it's not going to be as easy as people say it's going to be.

LEMON: Yes. I talked about it a lot on radio last week and every question -- pretty much every question about that was, do you think this is a true reaction? And do you think that this -- the response was manufactured by a PR agent?

MOORE: Yes. No question. I'll take it a step further. Specifically I talked to a former NFL player. Pretty prominent player who played for a significant NFL team. And he said that he would not have a problem playing with an openly gay player, you know, which is politically correct to say. He said if the guy could play. So then I said, well, do you think that your teammates would have felt the same way? Sort of paused and he kind of said, that's a good question. And I said, give me a percentage. He said maybe 30 to 35 percent of his former teammates wouldn't -- would not have had a problem playing with an openly gay player.

LEMON: Yes. So you think that the -- you think the players are more opposed to it than the fans? Because for most fans, I don't think they really care as long as you can score.

MOORE: I agree. I agree.

LEMON: Right? As long as you can -- as long as you win.

MOORE: That's right.

LEMON: I don't think it matters.

MOORE: Just win, baby.

LEMON: Yes. MOORE: Yes. No, you're right. And this -- and, again, just being in those locker rooms and clubhouses, you've got the macho thing and this is the way they feel that it's got to be. Well, you know, you're right. The fans would not have a problem with it. It's just the culture of sports.

LEMON: But I also think it's interesting what you said about the executives. Because when you're coming out, you know, people say, oh, congratulations or whatever, but you never know --

MOORE: Sure.

LEMON: -- what people are saying behind closed doors. What the executives are saying, is this a -- is this a distraction to the team? We want to win. Is the press going to be just around Jason rather than around the team? And all of those things are going through their heads. Doesn't necessarily mean that they're homophobic, it just means they're businesspeople.

MOORE: Sure. Well, and I'll give an example here.

LEMON: And nor that it's right.

MOORE: That's right. Just get off of this subject and look at somebody like a Barry Bonds. Barry Bonds was with the San Francisco Giants. He was a huge distraction.


MOORE: The greatest player in the history of baseball perhaps, you know, the steroids aside from that. OK. But as soon as Barry Bonds leaves, what happens? The Giants win two World Series in three years.

LEMON: Yes. Do you think he will get -- I actually had a very nice conversation, I won't go into detail about it.


LEMON: But just -- everyone knows this part that he said, I'm hoping to get signed. He's hoping to get a job. Do you think he'll get signed?

MOORE: The reality of it is he probably will not. OK? Just because -- not just because of this but the age thing and what have you. It's going to be very, very difficult.

LEMON: Well, OK. We'll see. We'll see. OK. Let's move on and talk about Wrigley. You don't even have to be a Cubs fan to love that stadium. Built in 1914. The new Cubs owner wants to renovate it and this week he said if he doesn't get the approval for the changes, including a giant video board, the Cubs might leave Wrigley Field. That is not going to happen.

MOORE: No. No.

LEMON: No? MOORE: Unless Tom Ricketts, who is the owner of the Cubs, is absolutely stupid, which he is not. Because, you know, part of the reason people love the Cubs is because of that -- old Wrigley Field, and if they left Wrigley Field, their attendance for Cub home games would sink faster than, say, a meteor to the bottom of Lake Michigan. It's not going to happen.

LEMON: Do you think so? You really believe that --


MOORE: If they left Wrigley Field. But I tell you what's going to happen, Don.

LEMON: You remember when Soldier Field, when it happened and they read it Soldier Field.

MOORE: True.

LEMON: And they said, oh my gosh, it looks like a spaceship landed. People hated it but that didn't --

MOORE: Right. Which is true. But Soldier Field is not Wrigley Field. Wrigley Field is sacred.


MOORE: And here's the thing. They're going to get the video board at Wrigley Field, by the way. OK?

LEMON: Right.

MOORE: And as a baseball traditionalist, I'll give them that. Just don't touch the ivy in the outfield falls. OK?

LEMON: OK. I have to say, and I go to Yankee Stadium, whether it's for a game or a graduation, NYU -- whatever it is, it's very comfortable. The seats are -- when you go to Wrigley, it's -- there's really old time. But guess what? It feels like an old-fashioned baseball game.

MOORE: Sure. I mean --

LEMON: And I love it.

MOORE: Like you've never left the 1940s and 1950s.

LEMON: Yes. And there's a pole -- you're, like, wait, I can't see the action because there's a pole right there. And, you know, it's low. But it's Wrigley.


LEMON: Thank you.

MOORE: Thank you. LEMON: Thank you for your honesty. It's very good. Very good conversation. All right. Terence Moore.

Coming up, he lost both his legs in the Boston bombings and he helped identify the suspects. Next, see his touching message to the city.


LEMON: Remember the images of the older runner who was knocked off his feet when the first bomb went off at last month's Boston marathon? Well, Bill Ifrigg has lived to race another day. The 78-year-old marathoner from Lake Stevens, Washington, donned the same orange singlet he wore last month in Boston for a race today.

It was the Bloomsday Race in Spokane. And Ifrigg says he's lucky to be alive and he is still dealing with sore quadriceps muscles. Glad he's OK.

What a moment last night before the Boston Bruins playoff game. Marathon bombing survivor, Jeff Bauman, made a surprise appearance to rally the Bruins against the Toronto Maple Leaves waving a banner that read "Boston Strong". Bauman lost both legs in last month's attack but then helped authorities identify the accused bombers.