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5 news this morning. your next local update is 7:26. >> "cbs this morning" is next. looks like a beautiful day. enjoy, folks. captions by: caption colorado email@example.com good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, august 30th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." rushing to finish inspections in syria. our elizabeth palmer just went out with the u.n. team searching for evidence of chemical weapons. and britain snubs the u.s. rejecting any role in a possible attack. edward snowden leaks the government secret black budget. john miller looks at what we and our enemies are learning from these revelations. plus, the best moments from david letterman's 20 years on the late show. >> but, we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> our approach is to continue to find an international
coalition that will act together in syria. >> the u.s. loses a key ally. >> a major setback for president obama. british lawmakers have voted against military intervention in syria. >> u.n. investigators are expected to leave saturday. >> without question congress should vote on this. >> the nfl has agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit over concussion-related injuries. >> most of it is compensation for retired players who suffered brain injuries. >> everyone knew there was going to come a day of reckoning. >> the justice department announced it will not stop colorado or washington state from implementing their laws to legalize marijuana. >> marijuana consumers can really sleep a little easier tonight. >> fast food workers in dozens of american cities walked off the job. >> hold the burgers, hold the fries, make our wages super sized. >> wild weather striking parts of southern california. >> torrential rains caused mudslides and power lines.
>> two kittens shut down the new york city subway system for hours. they got away from their owner in brooklyn. >> you just kind of want the nypd to take this guy out of his misery. >> are you kidding me? jeff scott is freak scott. ole miss recaptures the lead. >> and all that matters. >> tonight is our 20th anniversary of being here every night on cbs. i want to be dragged out of here kicking and screaming like they did with regis, that's how i want to go. >> on "cbs this morning." >> i made a record. in i left something here. >> be very careful. >> is there anything i can do anything at all? >> it was the other chair. [ laughter ] >> oh, oh, no. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off. anthony mason is here.
anthony, good morning. >> good morning, gayle. >> things getting very dicey, a serious situation. if president obama decides to attack syria for allegedly using chemical weapons, he will have to do it without america's closest ally. last night britain's closest parliament said no to military action. >> this morning, u.n. inspectors inside syria are finishing their investigation into last week's attack that killed hundreds. elizabeth palmer has made her way into syria. we also have mark phillips in london and major garrett in washington. but we begin with elizabeth in damascus who went out this morning with those u.n. inspectors. elizabeth. >> they left the hotel and made a couple ss actually. it looked as if they wanted to go back ton the suburbs they visited earlier in the week the site of wednesday's attack but turned back. maybe because there was heavy shelling. i can hear the artillery now as i sit in the studio. it's been going on all morning. so instead, we followed them to
the military hospital where they were going to talk to six soldiers also allegedly suffering from the effects of chemical poisoning or some sort of toxin. maybe soldiers who were on the road blocks around those suburbs that were hit last wednesday or perhaps soldiers who were part of a team. the government discovered a large stock of chemical weapons belonging to the opposition in a tunnel. we won't know that till the inspectors report. this is their last day. they'll be out of here by tomorrow. and the secretary-general has said there will be a preliminary report soon. but a really specific one. one that examines any traces of chemicals they found for markers that might even tell us who made them. that could take days or even weeks. now, i should tell you, i've been coming to damascus a long time. and in the last year as the violence escalated, people got used to an awful lot. the shelling i was talking
about. mortars falling here and there. car bombs. but there's never been trepidation like there is right now. there are two new huge threats as far as these things are concerned. one of course is another chemical attack. everybody feels vulnerable. vulnerable to changes in the wind. and secondly of course the threat of american strikes. nobody knows where the missiles might fall. so this is a very very tense place this morning. anthony and gayle. >> i can see that elizabeth palmer thank you. britain's prime minister says his country will not join any attack on syria. after parliament rejected any military action by a very narrow margin. mark phillips is in london outside the houses of parliament. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, gayle, good morning, anthony. this defeat was a shock and it was damaging. damaging for the government here of course. but also damaging to u.s. hopes of putting together a broader coalition for any possible attack on syria. he had put his prestige and
authority on the line and he had lost. and david cameron had to admit defeat and to consequences. >> it is clear to me that british parliament reflecting the views of the british people did not want to see british military action. i get that and the government will act accordingly. >> reporter: the british government, like the u.s. administration, was outraged by the apparent chemical attack on civilians in syria last week. cameron had already watered down what he wanted from parliament. promising another yea or nay vote on military action after u.n. inspectors in damascus present their report. but having failed to deliver support, today he said he doesn't feel the need to apologize to president obama. >> i haven't spoken to him since the debate on vote but i'd expect to speak to him over the next day or so. i don't think it's a question of having to apologize. >> reporter: the opposition and many in cameron's own party argued it would be wiser to wait
for more evidence and a wider international consensus. >> -- surely a basic point, evidence should proceed decision, not decision proceed evidence. >> reporter: this was a vote on possible action on syria, but it was also about the legacy of is iraq. many in britain feel they were lied to by then prime minister tony blair about the weapons of mass destruction it turned out saddam did not have. there is no appetite here for hasty entry into another middle east conflict. no matter how limited the government promises it will be. well, the british may be out but the french apparently are still in. the president hollande in paris today said the french are ready to take what he called firm punitive action against syria and all options, including military, are still on the table. >> mark phillips in london. white house officials say president obama is prepared to attack syria without other
countries. the president is also facing calls from congress this morning to bring the issue to a vote on capitol hill. major garrett is in washington where he'll guest host "face the nation" on sunday. the report released today, what will it say? >> reporter: it will not have as much information as the administration shared with members of congress because it's a declassified document but the administration says it will pill forward as much of the circumstantial case the administration has been able to combine and the evidence from the ground that they believe syria is responsible for this chemical attack and it is something that requires a military response. if the united states cannot find coalition partners it will be carried out by the united states. although there's effort to build some coalition and some of the comments by the french this morning are welcomed by the white house because at least it
give gives some hope they will buy into the coalition. >> where does that leave the administration? >> the administration had begun to pick up even yesterday afternoon, cameron was in trouble. they had no idea he was in that much trouble and could lose this early test vote before the parliament. having to see cameron do the only thing that was possible politically in britain which is to say, you said no and we're not going to participate. what the white house will say is there's a rhetorical coalition in support of the president that is pretty broad. what the president may not have is an effectively operational coalition of other military partners. the french government has even put some conditions on its participation. so building that operational coalition is the next huge challenge for the president if he decides to go ahead. >> major, the white house spoke to congressional leaders by phone last night. what is the risk to the white house for the president, if he goes ahead with this without getting congressional approval? >> that this blows up in this huge congressional opposition that mounts over time and the
president has nowhere to look when things get dicey, in in fact, they do. the white house believes it's not going to happen. if the military strike is ordered, many have said it will be targeted and congress will see results over time. but many in congress have said look, this is something the public should debate and we ought to have a vote on so everyone at least has a voice and potential buy-in. one member of congress california's buck mckeon, who's a prominent voice on defense policy in the house republican conference, said if the president does not take action now, after making these statements, then he will become then we become the united states does a paper tiger to the rest of the world. this is some of the pressure the white house is under where his meth thol did i of dealodology methodology, as the time approaches. >> his guests on sunday mccain, chambliss and tim kaine, sunday
on cbs. the white house"the washington post" is reporting on documents obtained by nsa leaker snowden. they reveal a massive $52 billion so-called black budget for the current fiscal year. >> they show how the u.s. used every tool of surveillance to find osama bin laden. in the months before the raid satellites gathered more than 387 images of the compound and an advanced stealth drone flew over pakistan to eavesdrop on communications and a special nsa team gathered intel from mobile phones used by al qaeda operatives. senior correspondent john miller is a former deputy director of national intelligence. good morning. >> good morning. >> did anything in these documents surprise you? >> well, i mean i've seen these budget documents before when i was working in that field, so nothing jumped off the page. although it surprised me they were out. >> what was most damaging? >> i think you take in totality.
first, you have to ask, what is this document. it's a budget document. you imagine some very boring excel spreadsheet with a lot of numbers on it. but it's more than that. this is the american intelligent community playbook. what every program is called. what exactly it's for. how much they spend on it. if you turn it inside out and hand it to an adversary, basically it allows foreign adversaries, counterintelligence services and so on to program against you. line by line. >> so there's -- valuable information here for our adversaries? >> this is the kind of information that foreign governments, like russia and china and others in this -- and today, iran and you can name the list would pay people like turncoat fbi agent robert hanson or a cia spy hundreds of thousands of dollars to steal just a piece of this. now, "the washington post," to its own credit said we consulted with the u.s. government officials, they asked us to leave out a lot. we agreed to leave out some. other stuff we printed.
but you got to remember that's not the way a spy service looks at it. they say where is this document coming from where did it go let's hack into "the washington post," let's hack into this reporter, let's got the other -- let's get the receiptst of the document. let's hack into wikileaks. remember snowden has already carted this material on electric media through hong kong and russia so there's some question as to whether they don't already still have all this stuff. >> all right, john miller thank you. the justice department has announced historic new revelations giving states the power to regulate marijuana use. the changes affect 20 states with medical marijuana laws on the books. plus washington, d.c. and two other states that allow wreck reere rerecreational pot use. the new rules roll back 70 years of federal policy. >> reporter: since voting to permit recreational use of marijuana last year citizens in washington and colorado have been under a cloud of legal confusion. the two states called this
activity legal. the federal government says it's illegal. now the justice department is trying to clear the air. the department will no longer prosecute, as long as states follow eight strict guidelines. including preventing marijuana distribution to minors. preventing revenue from going to gangs and cartels. preventing trafficking across state lines. >> owners in colorado and marijuana consumers can sleep a little easier tonight. >> i think this is a very carefully calibrated and very commonsense approach by the federal government to really respect something that has been successful for many years in our country, which is to allow states to be the laboratories of democracy. >> reporter: in addition to washington and colorado's experiment with recreational marijuana, 20 states in the district of colombia now allow the medical use of the drug. the justice department is not giving states free rein it's just loosening the reins a bit.
>> in 2009, they released a similar memo saying they would respect state medical marijuana laws. unfortunately, since that time the obama administration has overseen the closure of more state legal medical marijuana businesses than were closed during two terms of the bush administration. >> reporter: still supporters of legalization say this could set the stage for more states to legalize marijuana. for cbs this morning, bill whitaker, los angeles. thousands of fast food workers walked off the job yesterday. in the biggest protest yet over low wages. in oakland, nearly 80 employees from various outlets rallied outside a kfc restaurant. they demanded minimum pay of $15 an hour. walkouts and demonstrations were held. fast food chains say higher pay will lead to fewer jobs. the national football league has agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits over concussions. the settlement affects thousands
of former play erers who have brain diseases related to head injuries on the field. special correspondent james brown is with us. he anchors "the nfl today" for cbs sports. good morning. >> good morning, anthony and gayle. >> to start, the nfl needed a deal like this to get this out of the way, didn't they? >> anthony, no question about it. it was a major black mark on the nfl. in that this conversation was on the national table, if you will. so now this eliminates it with the season less than a week away. number two it also now has some specificity to it. as opposed to the owners going into this, not knowing what was going to have to be paid out. clearly, any time you talk litigation litigation, you're talking costly, time consumering and not a public relations good thing. >> do you think this will affect how the game is played? what's in it for the players? >> in terms of what's in it for the players, according to hall of fame running back eric dickerson with whom i talked yesterday, it is at least a step
in the right direction. many people say it's chump change when you look at what the nfl brings in annually. $9.5 billion a year. this represents about a tenth of that. so it is in that perspective chumpb change. but for those ex-players who are living daily with debilitating diseases and the like it is at least a step in the right direction. eric dickerson talks about how many people may not feel badly for him but for a year and a half after he stopped playing, he had to sleep in a chair because of neck issues. now he's dealing with memory loss issues. it is at leetch a step in the right direction. a '09 report said some 78% of players within two years of leaving the league are facing bankruptcy. so this is at least a start. >> jamie, i have to say, given there are thousands of players who are suffering, it does look like the nfl got off cheap here. what are they doing to reduce the risk? i know they've placed limits in terms of tackling. now the players are complaining
because they're worried their knees may actually get knocked out and it might ruin their careers. how many do you prevent these kinds of injuries given the way this sport is built? >> anthony, very good question. the bottom line is player safety is the focus. i think this is going to be reviewed. many players will tell you, look, hit me up high leave my knees alone because those could be potentially career ending kinds tackles. in terms of players safety this year, a running back who has the ball and he sees he's about to be tackled cannot lower his head and use the crown of his helmet as a spear to go into another player's sternum. these rules will be enforced vigorously and have substantial penalties associated with it as well. >> james brown, thanks. disgraced san diego mayor bob filner leaves office today. stepping down less than nine months into his four-year term after 18 women accused him of sexual harassment. the 70-year-old democrat faces a lawsuit from one of his alleged victims. filner insists he is innocent. time to show you this
morning's headlines. "the washington post" says the irs will treat same-sex marriages just like heterosexual marriages. the new policy follows a ruling by the supreme court. it allows same-sex spouses to file tax returns as married couples even if they don't live where same-sex marriage is legal. the billings montana, gazette looks at a rally calling for a judge to resign. hundreds attended. the judge made national headlines when he said a 14-year-old rape victim was in as uchmuch control of the situation as the teacher who admitted having sex with her. britain's telegraph says north korean leader kim jong-un has fired the chief of his army. other reports say kim's former girlfriend, a singer who was executed, was apparently one of a dozen female singers and musicians who were machine gunned in front of their relatives. "usa today" says the airline industry faces a pilot shortage. a report from boeing predicts airlines will need nearly half a million commercial pilots
worldwide in the next 20 years. starting out with some patchy fog around the bay area a little sunshine too already over coit tower looking good there. we have had some drizzle out toward the coastline. looks like it's going to be a great day ahead, though, as we're going to see a whole plot lot coming our way and some warmer temperatures. 90s in the valleys, some 70s and 80s inside the bay. and 60s out toward the coast. the next couple of days, we have some more clouds on the way. the temperatures start to cool down a little bit tomorrow. and then well below the average sunday into monday. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by big lots!. here's the deal.
more police departments are making a camera part of the uniform. >> john miller is back. john? >> well gayle and anthony. the cameras record everything that happens to officers and the video may look like something from a reality show but we'll show you how they're being used to fight crime and why the mayor of the nation's largest cities say they could be a nightmare. plus silicon valley shaken up by a reported affair involved billionaire executives. the fallout at google from this tangled web. the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news.
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san jose. police say two early morning officer-involved shooting > good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. we are following breaking news out of san jose. police say two early-morning officer-involved shootings are not related. the first happened around 1 a.m. during a failed traffic stop at king road and alum rock avenue. the second took place just before 5 a.m. at the safeway an san carlos. no officer was injured. the bay bridge will open on time tuesday morning. we are taking a live look at the friday morning commute at 238 in castro valley. things are smooth. more traffic and weather for the big holiday weekend coming up right after the break.
slowing on westbound 92 on the flat section. bridge. it's crowded right past the pay gates and even before them on the southbound 880 approach. we have some jamups from at least 238. but those are growing, as well. richmond/san rafael bridge pretty backed up approaching the richmond/san rafael bridge toll plaza all the way towards midspan. golden gate bridge looks good so does the southbound 101 approach from novato. that is traffic. for your latest forecast, here's lawrence. >> foggy toward the golden gate sunshine elsewhere around the bay area now but i think as we head toward the afternoon going to see a whole lot of sun. waking up to what looks like a beautiful friday ahead as the patchy fog going to give way to sunshine and some warmer temperatures. plan on some 90s in the valleys today. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s coastside. toward the holiday weekend the clouds move in and the temperatures cooling down.
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show. we'll look at dave's best moments from the last 20 years, plus sit down with band leader paul schaeffer coming up. >> doesn't exactly sound like whitney but we'll take that. coming up in this half hour new concerns about google because of an online report that shows the company's co-founder has left his wife. in the middle of what we shall call a complicated romantic web. the story that's shaking up silicon valley. tylenol is getting a new look. we'll tell you why johnson & johnson is telling consumers to watch how much they take. that's ahead. using high-tech equipment to show what happens when an officer is on duty. senior correspondent john miller looks at an officer who now has a camera as part of their uniform. >> hand in the keys. >> no. >> ma'am. >> it may look like a new reality show but this is actually the latest weapon against crime. cameras mounted on police officers.
>> at 10:55, going northbound in the south bound lane. >> the cameras were rolling in maryland during this traffic stop gone bad. more than 400 police departments are armed with the equipment. worn on officers in the field, it's designed to be the eyes and ears during police encounters like this one in arizona. >> what is it? what is it? [ shooting ] in california an hour outside los angeles, a pilot program found the number of use of force incidents decreased by more than half. earlier this month, a federal judge ordered new york city's police department to begin testing the devices after ruling that its stop question and frisk policy was unconstitutional. but mayor bloomberg vowed to appeal the decision and said the cameras aren't the answer. >> that camera on the lapel or
the hat of the police officer, turned the right way or didn't turn it the right way, it is a solution that is not a solution to the problem. >> reporter: while the equipment has its critics -- >> come on put the knife down for us. >> reporter: supporters insist it helps keep often sersficers and the public safe. >> the founder and ceo of taser international. good morning to you both. we clearly see the camera on your collar. how does it work? >> the idea is to bring a new level of transparency to policing by bringing video report back of what officers encounter in the field. so they basically wear this camera. they start it by double clicking a button when they go on a call. when they're done they turn it off and prepare for the neck call next call. we now have a record rather than a he said/she said. >> they have the ability to turn
it on and off when they went to. >> they have to have that because you imagine they need bathroom breaks and personal breaks, so we have to balance the rights of the officer as a human being who is working all day also with the rights of the community. most agencies just have a policy that they start recording any time they're distributed or they're dispatched on a call. >> we heard the mayor of new york react not positively to this development. how are police officers reacting to it? >> this is a mixed bag. you take a place like rialto where they see their number of complaints go down that's a pretty positive effect on the department. but you take other issues. in los angeles, they have dash board cams in the cars. one of the things they do is audits on the cameras. they found officers breaking the rules and they've written them up for this on a random check of the car and the camera in the car. so police feel now my police car has become my enemy, spying on me. there's going to be a natural
suspicion here. and a period of adjustment. >> how is it transparency if they can turn it on and off if they want to? >> it's not when they want to it's policy driven. the officers are instrukted any time you go on a call that you turn the camera on. agencies like ft. worth have actually saw some of these other policy issues. saying, you know we understand in police work you're dealing with difficult situations so strong language and those things there won't be disciplinary action. the point of the cameras is to make it something that protects the officer. and the community. the people in the community feel better when they know it is going to be recorded the cops are going to be professional. >> you worked in police departments. how do you feel about this? my gut says any transparency is ultimately a better thing. >> i think, as rick said there's got to be a reasonable solution to this which is the officer needs to have some control over the camera. i can tell you straight up from my experience in los angeles if somebody approaches an officer to whisper, the guy behind this
driveby shooting is joey from the corner if he knows that officer is rolling a camera that information is not going to get there. the officer has to be able to take that off, or at least say to somebody i'm turning this off, to have conversations and confidentiality. there's got doing to be some control. i think on the whole, i think people found the cameras that officers were initially reluctant to use got them out of trouble. remember, every citizen on the street is taping their actions with a cell phone. a lot of cops say, i want my own version of this movie. >> john mill rick smith, thank you. >> before we go do people tell you, you look like mr. big? gosh, he looks like that guy. thank you, rick. silicon valley is being rocked by a reported love affair. the marriage said to be on the
rocks following an office romance. that's according to an influential website. many wonder what this story means for google's bottom line. >> reporter: as power couples go google co-founder sergey brin and his wife anne wojcicki were about as powerful as they come. together, worth billions. their companies have a strong working relationship. so, when a respected blog all things "d," brock",," broke the news that the couple may be separating it sent the tech world rushing to the water cooler. >> people everywhere in silicon valley are talking about this unusual sex story. it's gossip. but about one of the most important companies of the world. >> reporter: it reads like a summer beach novel which is perhaps why no one, google included, is commenting for the record. the story goes like this. brin and his wife are now living apart.
brin had taken up with a young google employee. identified by some as 26-year-old amanda rosenberg who the report says had already had a fling with someone else at google. to complicate matters, the sister of brin's wife who actually let brin start going until her garage she's also now a top executive at google. awkward to say the least. while the tantalizing details sent whispers around silicon valley that the tangled web may snare google's interests as well whispers soon gave way to reality. >> although brin is one of the largest shareholders there's a prenup in place we understand. therefore, no expectation that he has to sell a lot of stock and lose control of the company. >> reporter: add to that that brin is no longer google's ceo and it lessens potential business impact even more. still, the news hardly squares with the company's image of being progressive and forward thinking. >> it's fair to say this is a
company that put morality sort of foot forward. and it's sad to see the highest of aspirations fall to the most basic of human needs. >> reporter: the story of personal failings amid so many business successes. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan in los angeles. >> i think lee said it best sounds like a good beach read. office roens mas sens romances can be very awkward. >> if you have google stock, you might be nervous. the tylenol people are telling us pay attention to their new label. it could save your life. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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millions of people every year take over-the-counter drugs that contain acetaminophen and hundreds die from overdoses. the maker of tylenol is now putting a new warning on its cap. it says contains aseetcetaminophenacetaminophen, also read the label. holly williams is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> why are they making this clear? >> it's linked with liver failure and overdose. now, this is not a new discovery. we've known that this has been a possible risk forever and in fact this warning is already on the bottle but in those teeny tiny letters, take a magnifying glass to see it. this warning will be big and bold and catch your attention. >> how many pills do i have to
take before it causes a problem? >> general tylenol is safe 3,000 milligrams six a day spread. not at once once. we run into an overdose in one of three scenarios, first when you mix tylenol with alcohol. that's the biggest issue. your alcohol is cleared through the liver and also your tylenol. also mixing tylenol containing products. tylenol and sue fed and perk saenltd vicodin, you can get much more than intended. also half of all the tylenol overdose deaths are intentional where people have taken too many pills in an effort to harm themselves. >> how common is liver damage from tylenol? >> in all fairness really rare.
we only see liver damage in a fraction of a percent but that's still too many when you consider it's completely avoiceable. >> do you think now it will be closely regulated? >> that's one of the things the fb fda. should we look at the amount in the bottle or get rid of extra strength? i don't see any of that happens. >> you scare me with the tylenol and nyquil. i've definitely done that. that's something we should not do. >> exactly. that's going to come in on top of your tylenol and nyquil so hopefully this will help. >> starting out with some patchy fog around the bay area a little sunshine too already over coit tower looking good there. we have had some drizzle out toward the coastline. looks like it's going to be a great day ahead, though, as we're going to see a whole plot -- whole lot of sunshine coming our way and some warmer
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get the new > >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans tells us it's all on schedule. they are preparing new transition routes in both ends. new span. they are also starting to remove the old cantilever section of the bridge. commuters are trying to get around the closed bay bridge using other options. bart is running extra trains today. and there are extra ferries running through the day, as well. >> plus, there are more cars than usual on the roads. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
good morning. if you are heading out of town this labor day weekend, we got a problem now, in fact a traffic alert out in vacaville, eastbound lanes of 80 approaching alamo drive. overturn injury crash blocking at least one lane but we are beginning to see those delays growing. better news over at the san mateo bridge. not much of a problem at all this morning as we find alternate routes to the bay bridge. delays on southbound 880 have improved and across the span itself down to about 20 minutes out of hayward heading toward foster city. golden gate bridge commute looks nice and quiet moving at the speed limit in novato down into sausalito and across the span. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> it's fog into the golden gate, yeah, a little gray early on there. a lot of sunshine elsewhere. we'll see more sun throughout the day. over san francisco broken skies now. we'll fix that by the afternoon. 90s in the valleys, 70s and 80s inside the bay and 60s at the coast. more clouds, cooler temperatures, for the weekend.
. good morning to you. it is 8:00 in the west. welcome back to cws this morning. the u.s. considers going it alone after the closest ally says no to a strike on syria. elizabeth palmer is in damascus with new information. when bombs went off at the boston marathon first responders rushed to the scene. now, their radio calls show what it was like for them in those very frantic moments plus a look at david letterman as he celebrates 20 years on the late show. hooray for dave. first, a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> nobody knows where the missiles might fall. so this is a very very tense place this morning if president obama decides to attack syria, he will have to
do it without america's closest ally. >> this defeat was a shock and it was damaging. if this military strike is ordered, many in congress says this is something the public should debate and we ought to have a vote on so everyone has a vote the national football league has agreed to pay $765 million to settle lawsuits over concussions. those ex players that are living with debilitating diseases and the like it is a step in the right direction. more police departments are making a camera part of the uniform. >> what is it? what is it? >> for every citizen on the street, taping theirs with the phone, a lot of cops say they want their own versions. >> it is about making explicitly clear that tylenol products contain asset tacetaminophen. the company's co-founder
google, has left his wife. >> people everywhere are talking about this. >> fast food walkers walked off their jobs. fast food owners say they are not worried. their food will keep under the heat lamp until the whole thing is settled. i'm gayle king with anthony mason. charlie rose and norah o'donnell are off today. the brilt ish parliament rejected military action against syria. that means the u.s. won't have the closest ally if any strikes are launched. they are briefing members of congress. some lawmakers say, the president has not made the case syria is moving its military assets in preparation for an attack. there is growing fear inside the country. elizabeth palmer is in damascus. >> reporter: we did follow the weapons inspectors this morning. they had a couple of false starts. they left the hotel appearing to want to go back to the suburbs
they had been visiting that were hit in that attack last wednesday. they turned back perhaps because of heavy shelling. it was simply too dangerous. we can hear fighting in damascus this morning. instead, they ended up going to a military hospital where they were going to talk to six soldiers said to be suffering from the effects of some sort of tox sin or chemical poisoning. they might be soldiers who were on the checkpoints around the neighborhoods that were hit last wednesday or they could be soldiers who were part of a team, the syrian government said, discovered a large cache of chemical weapons in a tunnel. this is it for the weapons inspectors. they have to finish up their work today. they will be gone by tomorrow. the u.n. secretary general says he hopes their report will be delivered very soon. for "cbs this morning," i'm elizabeth palmer in damascus we are getting a fuller picture of how emergency workers responded to the boston marathon bombings. for the first time, we are
hearing the radio traffic between members of boston's emergency medical services terrell brown is here with that story. good morning anthony, good morning to you. boston ems radio took the radio communications and synced them up with a radio. the result is a gripping result of emergency personnel reacting with calm and poise to the unfolding chaos. >> just ten seconds after the first explosion, the ems radio started lighting up. moments later, word of a second explosion. >> the device just went off. all units, extreme caution. >> at this point, with uncertainty about more devices yet to detonate the wounded are moved to the main medical
campus. about 2 1/2 minutes after the explosion, the scope of tragedy from the incident commander, james hooley. >> would you notify all the hostages there is potential for mass casualty event. >> reporter: a few victims were found some distance from the bombing site. they apparently tried to free to safety. >> i have one down at newbury by joe's american bar and grill. >> others were simply too aged to do so. >> we are on our way now. >> there were a lot of patients there that in any other circumstance very likely would not have survived. >> reporter: ems cleared the area of victims in 18 minutes. in their radio transmission another view of how well all of
boston's various emergency service agencies responded to an attack that killed three and injured hundreds. boston ems is using that audio as part of its regular assessment of its performance during the marathon. it it did not include communications by police, firefighters and other emergency personnel. >> boy, terrell, as you point out in your piece, it points out the remarkable job that they do. >> under extreme measure. thank you, terrell. a cinderella story is over. victoria duvall victoria duval lost in the second round. she is ranked 296th in the world. on tuesday, you remember she upset the 2011 u.s. open champ, sam stosur. victoria says quote, it has been a great experience and she will keep working hard on her game. >> a great run. david letterman is the
longest running late night tv host in american history. today, he marks another career milestone. two decades at the late show on cbs ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, the one, the only bill murray. bill? >> bill murray on the late show shoe, it it must be a special occasion. he helped him celebrate two decades. >> i'm only here for one reason. >> oh, that's very special. >> it was august 30th 1993 when letterman first took the stage at the ed sullivan theater. murray was his first guest then as well and the late night landscape was changed forever. >> when cbs put letterman in that job people have to remember they had tried to do this, compete with "the tonight show" and it took a star as big as letterman to achieve that. >> hi everybody. nice day. >> reporter: for decades "the
tonight show" was the gold standard and its host, johnny carson was the comedy gatekeeper as letterman told charlie rose last year. >> carson meant what to you? >> well for a person in that situation, he meant everything. the door to being stand-up comedy or television suckcess was "the tonight show," the curtains through which you passed to be on "the tonight show." >> by all accounts letterman was carson's air apparent but when nbc tapped jay leno for the job, letterman was the mab out. what followed was wounded pride and a golden opportunity. >> sir howard stringer was president of cbs and signed letterman to a $14 million contract. >> we ended a period of weakness and turned it into a period of strength. no one has argued. it fits it fits the definition
of cbs. >> reporter: what has followed is 20 years of ir rev rent zany comedy. last year letterman was celebrated at the prestigious kennedy center honors. >> david letterman, you are an american treasure like the grand canyon or the chicago skyline or the top two kardashians. >> does it feel like 20 years? >> no as a matter of fact, it doesn't. >> one, two, one, two, three. >> band leader paul shaffer has been letterman's right-hand man from the very beginning. >> certainly, when we were at 12th we were the alternative. we were making fun of talk shows, ourselves included. we are still certainly doing that but we are now the -- we are the top show i think. davis the first to make fun of him self. >> please i'm begging you, don't get your hopes up too high about this show. >> he is the first to say, i'm
just this big dork. >> letterman's self-deprecation is contagious. countless celebrities and bold-face names have come on the late show to poke fun at themselves. >> basically, i'm the healthiest fat guy you have ever seen in your life. >> there have been serious moments too. in 2000 letterman left the show for quuchlt bypass surgery. >> it was five weeks ago today that these men and women right here saved my life. >> the man who was once the late night bad boy has even been known to dole out fatherly advice. >> you win by taking care of your life because people are rooting against you now. >> they haven't before? >> so now the best way to show them that they are wrong is to turn it all upside down. >> i agree. >> thank you. >> letterman says he doesn't see much past the 25th anniversary
but those around him aren't so sure. >> it is an endless her eye zonorizon. >> we have never known our future. in this nutty business we call show, anything can happen. meanwhile, you know we look for today and we rock another day. >> we rock another day. >> i don't believe he is quitting in 25. >> it ain't easy to survive 20 years in the nutty business they call show. >> we have a list of the top guests. regis philbin. alec baldwin. julia roberts, george clooney, richards simmons. does that surprise you? >> that actually does. he had a run for a while. >> jerry seinfeld, adam sandler drew barrymore, the one we just saw on the desk who lifted up her top nd and exposed herself and
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>> reporter: he called the song oh sweet lorraine but fred doesn't play an instrument and he doesn't sing. with only lyrics, he ran across an ad for a song-writing contest. contestants had to submit their entries via youtube. >> at 96 just a little past the youtube generation, fred took a different approach. >> we received a very large manila envelope entitled singer songwriter contest. the entry stood out to jacob colegren, a producer for the studio. even though he didn't win, he was offered something far more special. >> we decided to take his lyrics and bring them to life. we are going to record your song and have professionals do this. we are going to do all this for free. >> oh, sweet lorraine i wish we could do the good times all over again. >> reporter: weeks later, the song was ready for fred to hear.
>> i'm hoping you like it. ♪ sweet lorraine ♪ >> it's wonderful, just wonderful. >> i'm glad you like it. >> they put the song on itunes and youtube. every penny earned goes to fred and his family. >> he asked me and he goes am i famous? >> i was like, yes, sir. >> oh sweet lorraine, has been climbing the billboard and itune charts and on youtube, it is closing in on 2 million hits. it is even inspired a few copies. >> it was a wonderful 75 years that i often think it is kind of unreal dream it or something but it was real. ♪ oh sweet lorraine ♪
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. we're following developing news in san jose. police say two early-morning officer-involved shootings are not related. the first was king road and alum rock avenue the second around 5 a.m. at the safeway on san carlos and meridien. no officers were injured in either incident. and as expected, bart is busy during the bay bridge closure. the transit agency just told us it had its third busiest day ever with more than 475,000 riders yesterday. and it's not just bart. bay area ferries are seeing an increase, as well. the san francisco bay ferry says it carried more than 4,700
approaching alamo drive. they are in the final clearing stages but there are delays to at least lagoon valley so heads up if you are heading out of town for the labor day weekend. also, sluggish on the richmond/san rafael bridge from richmond parkway towards the toll plaza. and again on sir francis drake, but the san mateo bridge moving at the speed limit right now out of hayward. here's lawrence. >> still some fog in the shots outside right now. a lot of sunshine this afternoon. a look back toward the city of san francisco, the cloud deck breaking up that means it's going to be a great friday ahead, hot temperatures inland into the 90s today. 70s and 80s inside the bay and 60s coastside. next couple of days, the holiday weekend, the unofficial end of summer, more clouds on the way, and cooler temperatures through monday and looks like by tuesday a couple of clouds start to filter back in our direction. and then cooler again on wednesday.
welcomck t cb this. this morning the drive-in theatre was i ahangout for generations of american teenagers and a favorite of parents that didn't want to pay for babysitters. drive ins have been disappearance and a new change could be the final curtain to visit one of them. you have to follow orders in a kitchen. that's why military chefs can make great chefs time to show you this morning's headline. the "des moines register" looks at why so many cars with iowa license plates are parked in brooklyn. there are 200 in one neighborhood alone.
they may be registered in iowa because the insurance is cheaper there the "los angeles times" says men's self-esteem suffers when a female partner succeeds. that study published in the journal of personality and psychology says women do not feel bad when their partner feels well. the social new website deadline hollywood is backtracking. reddit had accused employees of posting gushing comments about the new warner brother's movie "get away." it regrets the confusion the "new york post" says two kittens stopped the subway line for two hours. they frolicked on the track and took a nap under the third rail. they shut off the electricity to keep the kittens safe. they were finally caught in a milk crate and will be put up for adoption. it is the most horrifying crime.
a mother kills her own child, a teenager with autism. the case is extreme but it shines the light on hundreds of thousands of families coping with awe tigs. sharyl attkisson is in washington with the story. >> in 1 in 88 american children has an autism-related disorder. like 14-year-old alex. his murder might be an unplaned tragedy if not for a document following his family in the months leading up to his death. some viewers might find some pictures distisching. >> this is a rare visual prelude to murder. it follows the tireless struggles of his killers, his mother and his caretaker battling a system that was ill-equipped to help autistic children. >> she was like any other mother desperate to get help. >> hollily tommy, mother of an
autistic son herself is producing alex' story for the media challenge, a website for those helping those living with autism. >> his death didn't need to be. it was because there wasn't anything in place for him. >> nonverbal and severely autistic. alex was coping at home until last year when he developed uncontrollable fits of violence that sent him to the e.r. >> he would kick thrash bite. >> reporter: how many men did it take to control him? >> at least six to eight paramedics and police officers. >> dorothy believed alex' violent outburst were triggered by severe gas trick pain but nobody seemed to know what to do with he him. he was left in four-point restraints in the e.r. for 12 days sometimes writhing in pain while she washed his feet fed him and slept on the floor by his gurney. a klimmer of hope came when they
connected him to a gastric specialist. his diagnosis confirmed his suspicions. >> his stomach has these lesions, these ulcers. there were too many to count. >> she couldn't handle alex while she pursued treatment. no facility would keep him and insurance wouldn't cover it. her e-mails reflected growing desperation and exhaustion. >> alex has been forgotten. i didn't have a safety net to help him recover. >> in june police found alex dead at home. his mother and caretaker barely alive after they allegedly overdosed him on medicine stabbed him in the heart and attempted suicide. three months before the murder state investigators cited the hospital for wrongly keeping him restrained without doctors orders. the hospital won't comment due to patient confidentialality.
it cook required corrective actions, such as retraining e.r. staff. nobody told dorothy. she and his caretakers now face first-degree murder charges. her attorney is considering an insanity defense. >> every door closed. she had nowhere to go nowhere to take her son. there was no help for him. >> ari ne'eman leads a self-advocacy group. he says, lack of help is no excuse for murder. i think an ideology a dangerous ideology that preaches that people are better off dead than disabled is what led to alex' murder. >> reporter: dorothy's suicide note reads in part alex will no longer be treated like an animal or subjected to restraints indicating she thought they both were better off dead. >> autism advocates say kerped
groups and citizens filed hundreds of complaints about his treatment while he was still alive. nobody had the answer. it is not just alex. a national survey found many doctors your uncertain as to what is appropriate medical management for autistic children. they hope this draws attention to some need for change. gayle and anthony? >> it is a heart-breaking story. she raises a good point. maybe it will draw attention and help others. >> people need help in that tough situation. the first drive-in movie theater opened 80 years ago.
than 4,000 drive-in theaters in america. today, just 357 remain. one of them the northfield drive in has been in mitchell shakur's family for 60 years. we visited his location and heard why digital conversion poses the biggest challenge yet. >> you have three of you? >> yep. >> you guys have been here before? yep. we love it here. >> reporter: the cars started pulling in to the northfield drive-in just before sunset. >> snack bar open now until about midnight. >> reporter: mitchell shakur was there to greet each carload, something he has done every summer for 35 years. >> hi, how are you doing tonight? >> i always loved it because it was being out in the couldn't interest i here on the state line between madison new hampshire and the middle of nowhere. >> reporter: the northfield is attracting billions of movie--goers. he is receiving an ultimatum. >> they started putting out an
alert three years ago that we have to convert to digital or die. >> reporter: it is a tough message. >> it is a tough message if you have done it all your life and if you have run film all your life, you just can't believe they will do this. >> reporter: shakur estimates it could cost around $150,000 to convert to digital. his current projectors use technology dating back to thomas edison's era and require the watchful eye of a skilled projectionist. carl baiter has done the job all of his leif.ife. >> it is fun. i like being out here and doing it. >> reporter: soon this antique equipment will be torn out to make way for a computerized project tore projector housed in a climate-controlled room. >> they won't need a projectionist anymore. >> he has to go to digital. they are not going to make film anymore. so i am going to retire.
>> reporter: to save this throw-back, mitchell shakur is raising money using a modern method with a promotional video. >> it is wa the heart-felt support from you our fans and customers, that made it clear to us that this was 67 more than a business decision. >> kelly how is doing what they can. >> we rounded up and gave them ex fra to put toward the fund so they can stay open. it helps, hopefully. >> reporter: that support gives mitchell shakur hope. what is it like for you to look out and see all these people here at your drive-in? >> as you get older, your not necessarily working for money. your hoping you are doing something good in the world. this is beginning to be what i see as doing something good. >> it is up to each individual studio to decide when it will stop making 35 millimeter film. this will be the last time ever
finding a place in the finding a place in the civilian workforce is a challenge for many returning veterans. now, one chef is out to prove that a career in the kitchen offers a smoother transition from the military. we are here with the story of culinary command. lee, good morning to you. good morning. like the military the demands of a professional kitchen can be rigorous. they require a great deal of preparation. chef david james robinson is training service men and women in the culinary command by making use of skills familiar to them. >> my intention is to be a
career marine. so when all this happened it was like my life went upside down. >> what happened to dustin dash is that he was struck twice by improvised explosive devices while on duty in afghanistan. >> reporter: what happened to you with the ied explosions? >> the result of them were i got some ptsd and a mild traumatic brain injury from them. i still to this day wish i could still be in the marine corps but i know that god has led me some place else. >> reporter: to move forward as a civilian, dustin decided to step back. he reconsidered a career path he was on years ago. >> i cooked from about 16 on. i actually almost went into the marine corps as a cook. >> makes everything better. >> reporter: this summer he joined a group of service men and women in the culinary command, an organization that trains military personnel for a career in fine dining.
>> i kept thinking you know, it is funny, there are so many parallels between the professional kitchen and a military life. we thought maybe those skills would be attributable to veterans that were returning. >> reporter: chef david james robinson started the culinary command two years ago. his home in the pastoral countryside of up-state new york providing welcome retreat and valuable resource for returning vets. >> it is about instilling hope. we work 12-14-hour days. it is really exhausting. we want to replicate the conditions of a professional kitchen and what they might encounter running their own businesses or working for someone else. >> reporter: the six-week program culminating with an 11-course graduation dinner is not associated with any branch of the military. it takes no tax dollars and relies solely on private donors. >> reporter: what moved you about the plight of america's
ret advance? >> when you hear about to this day we have 24 american veterans that commitment suicide every day. when you hear about that resource being wasted. the quality of the veteran and the work ethic is just exceptional. >> reporter: while some sustained injuries during service, others here have not. lolita perry was an army cook for 16 years before landing in a georgia high school cafeteria. >> your work here is going to benefit the kids when you go back home? >> oh yeah oh yeah. they are going to eat real good. >> the military is a lot like cooking, specially in a fine dining kitchen. you have your head chef kind of like your commander. then discipline being on time attention to try to make everything perfect. >> reporter: sal fernandez is an active duty airman with the air force. though never deployed in five years of service, he is familiar
with the burden combat can bring. >> reporter: what have been some of the challenges that you have seen for our veterans returning home? >> interacting with their families is one that i see all the time going through a traumatic experience like that. it affects the way that you act with the people you love and sometimes that's the hardest thing for them. >> reporter: dustin dash and his family know the hardships the wounded warrior brings home all too well. what were some of the issues with your wife when you got back? >> it was real hard for her to understand what i was going through. my patience was thin a lot. i would get aggravated with myself, because i couldn't do the same things i used to be able to do. my wife was a very big help through this all. she has been by my side the whole time. cooking is therapeutic. it really is. >> you have preparation and then you have your execution and then you have your reward which is
the food you make. >> reporter: another reward after weeks of training is reuniting with loved ones on graduation day. >> i can tell you missed each other. >> yes. >> reporter: this is his big night. >> i am so proud of him. i am so proud of him. >> this will be one of the first major accomplishments that i have completed since i've been out. i'm really excited to be able to say that. >> beautiful. private donors paid for all of this. >> 100% paid. it costs $3,000 for each chef to go therefore six weeks and it is covered by donation. >> they are looking for chefs for the fall. >> if you know any veterans that want to become a professional chef o are a career in cooking, this is the place. >> i never thought of parallels between the kitchen and the military. i never thought of that. >> i know and chef david, being a chef realized that they would be in a perfect position to be able to take their skills and transform them into something for life which is really the
goal. to find out more about culinary command, go to our website, cbsthismorning.com. that does it for you. was it as good for you as it was for me? >> even better. >> i loved working with you. norah and charlie are both off. only one man could fill both of those shoes anthony mason. as we leave you, let's take a look back at the week that was. have a great weekend! there is no longer any debate inside the administration about a military response to syria. the only question now is when it will happen. >> if the u.s. does intervene, that will anger other countries, including russia and iran. >> i don't think there is any question in the administration's mind that chemical warfare has been used. >> there must be accountability for those who would use the world's most heinous weapons against the world's most vulnerable people. >> the crews are battling the ferocious wild fire from on the
ground and in the air. >> it is edging threateningly close. >> if you were standing on my front porch, you would be looking at the planes. >> we turned not from each other but on each other but towards one another. we find that we do not walk alone. that's where courage comes from. >> his words belong to the ages. that's what president obama said about dr. king on the steps of the lincoln memorial 50 years after the civil rights leader's famous speech. >> one man who not only witnessed it but walked away with a piece of it as well. >> i walked over and said dr. king can i have your copy of that speech? >> from 2005 to 2011 it was called trump university. the attorney general says it was anything but. >> it would be hard to think of two hotter buttons to push with vladimir putin. depicting him as gay and mocking his authority. body get up ♪ ♪ the number involved a lot of
grinding, a lot of tongue a lot of dancing suggest tifl. can we band this twirking? it is not a good look. >> upset the championship welcome to the big-time, victoria duval. i love her. >> as often as i could. >> are he withwe on the air? >> in two months i make you as big as a house. >> you like plain creepy. >> i am creepy. >> that's a burn-out. >> we actually have a very low volume with the ladies. >> i want to reach across the table and break your beard. >> it does smell like mcdonald's. >> mystery meet. >> you embrace the pressure. >> i do. i really do. >> when in doubt, keep quiet and
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headlines... crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bri ready for tr good morning. i'm michelle griego with your kpix 5 headlines. crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in four days. caltrans tells us it's on schedule. with the bay bridge closed, commuters are using alternate routes. bart announced it had its third busiest day ever yesterday with more than 475,000 riders. and there were more than 4700 passengers on the ferries yesterday morning. we're following some developing news now in san jose. police say two early-morning officer-involved shootings are not related. the first happened at around 1 a.m. during a failed traffic stop on king road and alum rock avenue. the second happened just before 5 a.m. at the safe way on san carlos and meridien avenue.
no officers were injured in either incident. now here's lawrence with the forecast. >> shaping up to be a great friday outside. starting out with some patchy dense fog this morning but that's just some pockets now. looking back toward the golden gate bridge, most of that is going to break up leaving behind lots of sunshine and some warmer temperatures outside. in fact, taking you for a closer look you can see most of that beginning to pull back toward the coastline and even at the beaches today a little sunshine, as well. 60s along the coastline. 70s and 80s inside the bay even some 90s showing up inland. i think the next couple of days as we head in toward the unofficial end of summer, labor day weekend will see more clouds some cooler temperatures on the way, especially sunday and monday. below average and warming up slightly on tuesday, more clouds by next wednesday. your "timesaver traffic" is coming up next.
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good morning. we can tell a lot of folks are taking along labor day weekend. the commute is better than yesterday. hotspot-free including across the san mateo bridge. no delays in either direction of 92 between hayward and foster city. if your commute takes you through marin county the long way around it's sluggish on sir francis drake towards 101 but 101 itself is brake light-free, problem-free from novato southbound down towards the golden gate bridge. as you can see, it's looking good towards doyle drive.
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