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their popularity, 25 national tv appearances. t(jf captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, august 13th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." the death toll jumps overnight after huge explosions in china. we're on the scene as daylight reveals massive devastation. former president jimmy carter tells the world he has cancer. dr. david agous what's next. plus, the cop kill wloer hijacked a plane and is hiding in havana. will renewed relations with cuba mean he'll finally face justice in the u.s. we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in noo90 seconds. 50 people are now reported
dead. 700 injured. >> explosions tear through a chinese city. >> the blast at a facility that handled hazardous material blew out windows for miles. dozens of firefighters are missing. >> 90-year-old former president jimmy carter has announced he has cancer and it's spread to other parts of his body. hillary clinton's private server turned over. >> about damn time was my initial reaction. >> she decided which e-mails to destroy. >> and a rowdy ending to jeb bush's town hall. more than 700 people were inside the nightclub in los angeles when the ceiling caved in. tom brady in federal court in new york continuing his fight against the nfl. >> the courtroom sketch is going viral. the artist is being criticized for making brady look unattractive. >> i apologize for not making him look pretty enough to the
world. >> the truck crash sparked an explosion on the new jersey turnpike. both drivers suffered minor injuries. the moments when a fire truck and ambulance collide in miami. 12 people were hurt. a no-hitter! >> i'm just glad it's over because i haven't peed since the fifth inning. i didn't want to get up. he made the catch! extra points. >> and all that matters. >> we don't make good deals anymore. we have incompetent people. probably stupid. >> senator john mccain asked once again about donald trump. >> i don't want to get in a wrestling match with a pig. >> this courtroom sketch, that's supposed to be tom brady? >> in a recent comment about the drawing tom said -- >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to cbs this morning. norah o'donnell is off. christine johnson of wcbs is here. the death toll is climbing in china after massive fireballs filled the sky. >> oh, my god! >> a series of catastrophic explosions ripped through a warehouse holding tox im chemicals. the blast killed more than 50 people. the shock waves were felt miles away. >> daylight is reveals scenes of destrction. seth doane is in the area in tianjin south of beijing. seth, good morning. >> reporter: among the dead are at least a dozen firefighters. many more still missing. the fire is still burning behind me. they had the power of three tons and 21 tons of tnt.
and they ripped through this industrial zone where toxic gases and chemicals are stored. the explosions turned the night sky a vivid orange. first one ball of fire and then another, even bigger blast. shockwaves knocked people off their feet. surveillance video shows doors blowing back into this man. hospitals were inundated with hundreds of wounded. some staggering around, stunned. i was actually quite far from the explosion site this heavily bandaged security guard said. they were sparked from a warehouse for hazardous materials. hundreds of cars in this parking lot were left charred shells and windows were shattered in buildings more than a mile away. where is your house? pointing to his apartment, this man told us he was petrified.
your windows were blown out. can you describe the explosion? there was fire. i thought it was a plane crash. the building started shaking and my wife and i ran out. more than 12 hours later the site is still burning. you can see the smoke billowing. we're seeing gray, black and white smoke. also red smoke because of all the chemicals. more than 1,000 firefighters were sent to fight the flames but the government susresponded firefighting until a team of chemical experts could assess what hazardous materials were inside. some pictures and posts about the blast have been sensored on social media inside china. authorities here try to control the narrative. just trying to shoot in front of the hospital. as you can see, the police are trying to stop us from shooting. this is what it's like covering a story here in china. eyewitnesses say the explosion felt like earthquakes.
there is no word yet on what caused the blast. state media is reporting that top management of the company that owns the warehouse, has been detained and china's president xi jinping is calling for severe punishment of whomever is to blame. >> a real tragedy. seth doane, thank you. isis is claiming responsibility for a massive truck bombing in baghdad. the blast killed at least 67 people and wounded 152. it happened at a popular food market in a shiite neighborhood. the united states is opening a new front in the battle against isis. they are taking off to launch strikes against isis in syria. last month turkey agreed to open the base to the american-led coalition. support is pouring in for former president jimmy carter. the 90-year-old nobel laureate revealed yesterday cancer is
spreading through his body. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president obama called mr. carter late yesterday to wish him a full and speedy recovery. so far the type and extent of the former president's cancer is unclear. >> when we first came to ghana, there was worm all over your country. >> reporter: former president turned international humanitarian jimmy carter has appeared to be a man full of energy and vitality. despite his advanced age of n90 his announcement of a health crisis came as a shock to many. he wrote, recent liver surgery revealed i have cancer that is now in other parts of my body. i will be rearranging my schedule as necessary to undergo treatment by physicians at emory health care. three month ares ago he cut just
a visit to guyana to observe elections there due to a bad cold. he had surgery to remove a small mass from his liver. president obama issued a statement. michelle and i send our best wishes. jimmy, you're as resilient as they come and along with the rest of america, we are rooting for you. >> praising god is praising god for who god is. >> reporter: president carter's family has a history of pancreatic cancer. mr. carter wrote his father, brother and two sisters died of the disease. he had just completed a book tour and recently recorded a note to self for "cbs this morning" speaking to a 12-year-old jimmy carter. >> you'll face challenges and opportunities throughout your life. but don't worry. so many people who want to help you along the way. >> everyone wants to know more, and mr. carter plans to give a medical update soon.
he's said a more complete public statement will be made when all the factds are known, possibly next week. >> our dr. david agus is in los angeles. >> good morning. >> in the context of 90 years old and the cancer history in the family, what do we know about the expectations and the cancer? >> met static cancer, cancer that's spread is not curable. we don't know if it started in the liver or colon, lung or elsewhere. but therapy can lengthen life and hopefully make life better by reducing e ining sumptoe ini. >> what are his options for therapy? >> chemotherapy, molecular
therapy or immunotherapy. we really need to know the details. the biopsy was a week ago so they know the details. i'm sure they'll announce it next week with hopefully the game plan. >> he has a family history of pancreatic cancer. he wrote, i've had regular x-rays, c.a.t. scans or blood analyses with hope of early detection if i develop the same symptoms. here we are now. how might that diligence affect his outcome? >> he has a greater than 50 times risk of average of pancreatic cancer because he had four first degree family members with this disease. he's very high risk. he said in a recent interview that he stopped the screenings several years ago. so isn't undergoing the routine c.a.t. scans or mris he had been doing. we know catching cancer early matters and we can have a better
chance of treating the disease. we can prevent diseases, lower the incidence with chemo prevention like aspirin. i'm sure he was on these and my prayers are he'll do well with treatment. >> he's been a nonsmoker as well. >> inspectors will be on the scene today as the ceiling collapsed as a popular music venue in minneapolis. several people were hurt during a concert last night. ashley roberts of wcco is outside the first avenue club. ashley, good morning. >> good morning. things could have been a lot worse. first heavy has been a staple of the music scene for more than 40 years. wednesday night that scene turned from a rock 'n' roll party to chaos. debris from the ceiling rained down on concert goers before a stunned crowd of nearly 1,000
people. people ran toward the club's exit as the building was immediately evacuated. two people were rushed to the hospital and a number of others received minor injuries. >> some of the ceiling came don and hit myself. >> one girl we're helping outside there was knocked unconscious and hit on the left side of her forehead. the other one was totally buried. we got her out of there and away from the ceiling. >> there was a leak in the ceiling and likely the reverberations from the band caused it to collapse. >> it was chaotic. then the fire alarm. so lights flashing. >> it's a legendary music venue. prince made it his regular gig. first avenue will be closed today. officials are expected to arrive here later to inspect the structural integrity of the
building. this morning, hillary clinton's private e-mail server is in the hands of the fbi. the server was handed over wednesday afternoon. clinton's presidential rivals are hammering her for not turning it over sooner. nancy cordes is in washington where top secret information passed through that server. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no surprise it's the topic that every single republican candidate is now talking about on the campaign trail. even as clinton's team tries to downplay the significance of handing over her server. >> to have a private server in your home, come on, man. >> reporter: republican candidates were all too eager to change the subject from trump to clinton. >> hillary clinton would be a good deceiver in chief but cannot be trusted to be the commander in chief. >> reporter: marco rubio called secretary clinton irresponsible. >> it's a reckless, incompetent way to behave and really calls into question her credibility.
>> reporter: businesswoman carly fiorina told cbs news clinton lied. >> a secretary of state who two years after she leaves the department suddenly admits she has a private e-mail server in her basement and she decided which e-mails to destroy. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: republicans in congress went even further. congressman darrell issa called for a criminal investigation. for five months, clinton resisted calls to hand over her server. >> i believe i have met all of my responsibilities, and the server will remain private. >> reporter: a campaign spokesman tells cbs news clinton reversed her stance in an effort to be helpful because of disagreement in the intelligence community as to the sensitivity of the information in the e-mails. the intelligence community's inspector general said 2 of the 40 e-mails should have been marked top secret. the state department says it isn't clear. >> classification, looking at these kinds of issues is --
sometimes it's black and white but oftentimes it's not. >> reporter: clinton herself stayed out of sight wednesday though her team sent this letter to supporters designed to reassure them. to be clear, it reads, there is absolutely no criminal inquiry into hillary's e-mail or e-mail server. that two-page letter also calls the controversy nonsense, even as it insists that clinton is actively working with the justice department to make sure they have what they need. gayle? >> thank you, nancy. donald trump is denouncing the nuclear deal with iran. he said the agreement gives iran too much clout. >> it is so important that they not have nuclear weapons. the problem with this deal is they will have them and all other surrounding countries are going to be forced to have them, too. you'll have nuclear holocaust. >> rand paul is blasting trump in a new tv ad using trump's words to question his commitment to the gop. >> in many cases i probably
identify more as a democrat. >> i've been around for a long time. and it just seems that the economy does better under the democrats than the republicans. >> as you might expect, donald trump had a response. he told "the washington post" -- rand paul is doing so poorly in the polls he has to revert to old footage discussing positions i no longer hold. i easily beat him on the golf course and will more easily beat him now. it does deserve a chuckle. china's central bank says this morning there's no reason its currency should continue to fall. the yuan has lost more than 3% against the u.s. dollar since tuesday's devaluation. they loosened control of the currency to make its exports cheaper for foreign buyers. wednesday markets saw early losses but closed nearly flat. this morning the dow is trading lower. the epa has suspended field
work on mines while it investigates the gold king mine spill. the agency's administrator visited the colorado city of durango to review the damage. water conditions are improving. some states, though, are skeptical. mireya villareal is there with concern over abandoned mines. >> reporter: as you can see, the waters in this area do seem to be improving every day, which is very good news. the governor of colorado's office actually said the state department of health here is recommending that the river be open. but ultimately this is the decision that will be made by the local sheriff and officials. federal officials say new testing shows the river is returning to normal. more than a week after millions of gallons of toxic sludge gushed into the water. >> epa does this work all the time. so i cannot tell you how heartbreaking it is, is a good word, i think.
>> reporter: wednesday the epa director gina mccarthy spoke at a media only event and toured the river for the first time. the city of durango kourld resume treating and using the water. but the attorneys from utah, new mexico and colorado are remanning cautious. >> as pretty as the animus river looks and as pretty a day as it is in durango, colorado, this is not the end of the story. >> reporter: it's drawn renewed attention to the overabndance of mines. there are an estimated 500,000 across the country and more than 2,000 in the animas water shed alone. >> the difference is this was much larger and it happened right when somebody was working on site. >> reporter: peter butler has been working on mining issues for 20 years. he says the epa could have avoided this latest blowout. >> they could have talken another step to determine how
much water was back there. >> this could have been preventable. >> it may have prevented it. they may have taken a different approach if they knew how much water was back there. >> reporter: the water quality seems to be getting back to pre-incident levels but people down stream are still very worried. the governor of utah has declared a state of emergency as the plume heads down stream to lake powell. >> mireya, thank you. tom brady and the man who suspended him meet in court. why the judge is criticizing ,
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this courtroom sketch of tom brady. >> but the story behind the good morning. it's 7:26. i'm maria medina. firefighters are making progress on the "jerusalem fire," burning more than 23,000 acres now 33% contained. 50 structures are threatened evacuations in effect. police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in san jose early this morning. homicide detectives are on scene now. investigators do not know the circumstances or the motive around the shooting. ahead on "cbs this morning," tom brady and roger goodell's day in federal court. is nfl playing defense? anna werner on the "deflate- gate" he,,,,,,
good morning. liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." brand-new accident delaying traffic in san francisco northbound 280 just beyond geneva avenue. getting into the city over at the bay bridge toll plaza, those backups extend into the macarthur maze. now 37-minute drive time between the carquinez bridge and the maze in oakland. keep in mind we do still have this accident delaying traffic northbound at the benicia bridge. roberta? >> loving you in that red, liza. looks beautiful. >> thank you. >> good morning, everyone. all i'm seeing out the door is gray from the coast into the bay area. and, in fact, that marine layer is producing some drizzle locally. but inland we have some sunshine in vacaville. we have visibility down to about a half mile in santa rosa due to the clouds in the 50s. later today 60s, 70s at the beaches. 70s bayside, 80s all the way into our inland areas. it's going to heat up to the triple digits over the weekend and then mi
bernie sanders passed hillary clinton in the new hampshire polls. it's the first time anyone's ever been passed by a guy in a prius. >> no! is this happening again? a candidate of passion is about to overtake hillary? she's about to get obama'd by an old white man. >> screw the e-mails from when she was secretary of state. i want to see the e-mails she sent out this morning. >> everyone's delivery cracks me up. >> they are having a field day. >> lots of material there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, a $35 million collection of -- plastic balls.
they are not toys. it's a bold move to fight california's drought crisis. the united states restores relations from cuba. should american fugitives hiding on the island face charges here? one man in hiding more than 40 years, ahead. the wall street journal says vice president joe biden is using part of his vacation in south carolina this week to consider a presidential bid. some democrats are pressing him to enter. they want the party to have another option because of the controversy surrounding hillary clinton. biden is expected to announce his decision next month. the detroit free press talks about a spike in gas prices. it's normal capacity is more than 413,000 barrels a day. the reduced supply could raise midwest gas prices between 30 three more women accusing
bill cosby of sexual assault. it brings the total now to almost 50. at a news conference, they said cosby victimized them in the 1970s and '80s. the new accusers include an actress and flight attendant. cosby denies wrong doing. time reports on sweden dropping a sexual assault case on julian asang. the case ended because of their s statute of limitations. he's been living in london since 2012. he faces another rape allegation in sweden. >> ik was claimed by his former coach rex ryan who is now coaching the bills. ryan says he believes the second year pro will learn from this.
the nfl players said this morning, productive talks over tom brady deflategate suspension. they huddled wednesday with a federal judge. they are working to reach a settlement. the attorneys answered questions in court. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. most settlement talks were handled behind closed doors. for nearly 1.5 hours, they are grilled in open court by the judge that pointed out the weaknesses in the nfl and brady's argument. time and again the judge asked nfl attorney daniel nash whether there was evidence proving tom brady knew two former patriots deflated the game balls used at the afc championship game. where is the evidence or the scheme or conspiracy specifically for this one game? nash conceded there was no smoking gun, but pointed to text
messages saying brady testified the staffers would not act on their own. the judge shot back, is that it? judge berman spoke of the over 200 page report by ted wells that concluded it is more probable than not that he was aware of the inappropriate activity. berman told nash, i'm not sure i understand what in the world that means. gabe feldman is director of the law program and nfl analyst. what did you make of what was going on? >> the judge asked both sides difficult question, not to show he thought one side was going to win or lose. both sides has risks. the idea was to pressure them into thinking about the settlement. >> he had skeptical questions about kessler, the lawyer defending brady. he asked whether it was possible that staffers would have tampered with the game ball without brady's knowledge and
why brady destroyed his cell phone in the middle of the investigation. kessler told berman, you are right adding brady concluded it should have been done a different way. both brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell said nothing following the first day of talks. >> brady is unwilling to take more than a fine and the league is unwilling to take anything less than a suspension. the biggest obstacle is they are so far apart. >> the nfl and brady will be back in the same courthouse next week to continue negotiations. judge berman cautioned both sides he has not made up his mind either way. if they can't agree to compromise, he's prepared to hold a trial and the whole process could last years. gayle? >> so it continues. thank you, anna. the patriots superstar is sending social media into a frenzy this morning. his image became part of the movie "e.t." on mount rushmore.
the artist is getting hammered. she understands it was not her best effort. i apologize for not making him look pretty enough to the world. tom brady is a very good looking guy. i did a wide shot with a lot of people in it. it was a big composition. tom brady was a tiny head in that composition. >> she's been a courtroom artist 35 years. she says it a hard to sketch anyone who is famous and good looking. >> i never thought good looking people were hard to sketch. >> easier, right? >> i did. >> she has a good sense of humor with it. she's seeing the whole twitterverse. the question of the amazing sight in california's drought. we showed you the shade balls yesterday. they learned how they could help
the state bounce back from the water emergency. >> reporter: with lots of concern these days about waste polluting water, ift was surprising to see tens of thousands of blastic balls dumped intentionally into the water. how does floating a bunch of blackballs save water? >> it forms a barrier. it's a tight weave. it kind of keeps the sunlight off it so evaporation can't occur. >> reporter: the balls were the last of 96 million balls completing an evaporations barrier on the reservoir. it will save 300 million gallons of water a year. >> that's enough water for 2700 average homes in los angeles. >> reporter: the balls cost 36 cents each, covering this reservoir cost almost $35 million. but, a roof would have cost $250
million. by blocking the sun, the balls do more than stop evaporation. the sunlight can turn water toxic? >> it can mix with the natural organics, grow algae and form byproducts, which are i can't walk out there, can i? >> you can't. it's intriguing though. you can kind of see the balls moving. it's really kind of motion art out there, if you will. and it's kind of beguiling just looking at it. >> it's a work of art. >> it is. there's a lot of unintended benefits here. >> one more benefit, it reminds californians that water conservation efforts just have to keep rolling along. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone. accused cop killer hiding in cuba for more than four decades now. margaret brennan spoke to him in havana. >> about 70 american funlgives have taken refuge here in cuba.
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will once again fly over u.s. embassy in cuba. it is a symbolic moment in the renewal of relation between the two countries but the two are at odds of the fugitives using the island as a haven. margaret brennan is in havana and tracked down an accused cop killer in that city for more than 40 years. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. havana has long been a haven for radical, revolutionaries and others trying to elude the u.s. justice system. we spoke to one american whose freedom may be at risk because
of the fallen relations between these two countries. >> i still consider myself to be a revolutionary. yes, i do. >> reporter: charlie hill, former black radical accused of murder has been on the lam for 44 years. he lives on the outskirts of havana, beyond the reach of the fbi, under the protection of the cuban government. this is the place that the cuban government gave you? >> yes. the cubans gave me this house. this is my house. >> reporter: the 65-year-old lives very modestly but as a free man. >> he was always giving me the great opportunity, a very grateful to them. they gave me work. they gave me a job. >> reporter: hill fled here in 1971 after he and two other members of a nationalist group hoping to create a separate black country were accuse of fatally shooting 28-year-old new mexico state trooper robert rosenbloom. the trio then hijacked a twa flight and forced it to land in havana where fidel castro granted them political asylum. >> what would you say to the
family of the trooper killed that night? >> i would say to them it's regretful. you know, that when a person's life has to be taken. and that i did not kill officer rosenbloom and that, you know, it's sad. >> reporter: the fall in relations between the u.s. and cuba has renewed calls for hill's extradition. new mexico governor susanna martinez recently wrote secretary kerry calling hill a terrorist and saying this was a chance to finally be able to bring a cop killer to justice. >> you fear they could extradite you? >> the united states government has never given up trying to extradite me. they constantly try to extradite me. that's nothing new. they're still going to try to do it. >> why not have your day in court and fight these charges if they're not true? >> if i felt i could get i would go back to united states of america because i'm to the a terrorist nor a cop killer. >> hill is just one of roughly 70 american fugitives harbored by a van vana but cuban diplomats say they will not hand
over any of those considered political exiles. >> do you believe that the cuban government will keep protecting you? >> yes, i do. yes, i do. >> hill believes that he was unfairly targeted because he's a black radical and says it would still be impossible to get a fair trial. now, neither the state nor justice departments would comment, but we do know, gayle, that negotiations over at least some of these fugitives is in the early stages. >> all right. margaret, thank you. reporting from havana. your phone and your computer taking a toll on your eyes. did you know that? ahead, how to reverse the effects and a canadian candidate with laser eyes. >> my name is dwight scott and i'm run for parliament! >> ahead, the wacky campaign video complete with dragon slaying and some goose writing. but first, it is
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good morning, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 7:56. here's some of the news right now. today, a peninsula school board will decide whether to build a couple of new schools as enrollment surges. san mateo foster city school district will vote on a new construction plan. and today, san francisco premium outlets in livermore opening 30 new stores making it the largest outlet center in the state. the new addition include jimmy choo, rag and bone, new york and uggs out of august. time to shop. coming up on "cbs this morning," seeing the light. screen time could have a serious impact on your eyesight. what you need to know to avoid the pain and the strain. that's coming up along with our traffic and weather here ,,,,,,,
good morning. i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." it's been a tough commute for the benicia bridge but accidents in both directions northbound 680 accident involving a big rig in the clearing stages. a new crash in the southbound commute direction avoid the benicia bridge take the carquinez bridge instead. traffic is still looking okay in and out of vallejo on the carquinez bridge. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is delayed now from the foot of the maze with those metering lights on. and heading towards the golden gate, southbound traffic has been fine still no delays leaving southern marin. roberta? >> good morning, everybody. according to our live weather camera towards coit tower we have a low ceiling. the low clouds and fog and drizzle. delays at sfo at 1 hour 6 minutes on some arriving flights. temperatures are very mild. it's already 68 degrees in livermore. we have partly cloudy conditions. 70 to 89 degrees that will be the temperature span today. triple digits on the weekend. ,,
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, august 13th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including the search for survivors of massive and deadly explosions in china. the number of people killed is rising. we'll go to back to the scene. first here is a look at today's "eye opener at 8." >> the police here are trying to stop us from shooting. this is what it's like covering a story here in china. >> reporter: among the dead are at least a dozen firefighters. many more are still missing. the fire is still burning behind me. >> in general cancer that is spread, it is not curable. but therapy can lengthen life and hopefully make life better. first avenue has been a
staple of the minneapolis music scene, but wednesday night that scene turned from a rock and roll party to chaos. >> the governor of colorado's office said the state department of health is recommending that the river be opened. >> lawyers from both sides were grilled in open court and pointed tout weaknesses in both the nfl and brady's argument. >> you feel that they could expedite you? >> the united states government has never given up trying to e diet me. they're constantly trying to expedite me. >> maria sharapova and serena williams are the highest paid female athletes in the world. after hearing, ronda rousey beat them up and took their money. [ laughter ] . i'm charlie rose with gayle king and kristine johnson from new york station wcbs. norah o'donnell is off. the death toll is rising after
powerful and deadly explosions in a chinese city. at least 50 people were killed, more than 700 others are hurt. >> buildings and cars miles away from the explosions were damaged or destroyed. seth doane is near the scene of the disaster in tianjin southeast of beijing. >> reporter: good morning. you can see police cordoned off this area in front of a transportation depot not far from where these blasts were. it has been completely destroyed. take a look at all these buses in the parking lot. their windows blown out by these powerful blasts that were the equivalent of three tons and then 21 tons of tnt. you can see the fire is still burning, smoke billowing here in the distance. about a thousand firefighters were brought in to fight the fire. the government stopped them because they were concerned about the hazardous materials inside that warehouse. around 6,000 people have been
displaced by these blasts. christine? >> seth doane in teen engine, china, thank you. jimmy carter, one of the most active presidents in history is facing a health crisis. the 90-year-old will soon start cancer treatment. mr. carter said in a statement that recent liver surgery revealed the disease. he said, quote, i have cancer that is now in other parts of my body. i will be rearranging my schedule if necessary to undergo treatment. the statement did not mention his prognosis. it said more information will come out possibly next week. this morning the fbi reportedly has a private e-mail server, hillary clinton said she used while she was secretary of state. the democratic front-runner release it when learning at least two e-mails sent to her had top secret information. the clinton administration is saying government agencies disagree about what should be
classified. a spokeswoman says this, i can't confirm this was the first since something smaller may have been referred from our hotline folks, but definitely the first on this scale. it's unclear what the fbi will find on the server. a lawyer for the fbi network that kept it said the server is blank. helicopter pilots receiving praise for maneuvering around a drone midnight. the medical chopper pilot was airlifting a patient yesterday spotting a large drone in its flight path. nurse vince ellis was on board. he said the pilot swerved and averted a catastrophe. >> smaller birds have taken down helicopters in the past. depending on where it strikes us, it could have tragic consequences. >> kris van cleave is at reagan national airport outside washington with the growing concerns over drone safety. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that froze know drone was flying
where it shouldn't have been. the rules say operate below 400 feet and more than five miles from the airport, a particular concern over the west coast, drones over fire zones. the fda working under the assumption people don't know the rules. that excuse won't fly for long. drone sightings by pilots have reached new heights. so far this year at least 650 aircraft have reported close encounte encounters, that's nearly tripled the incidents compared to all of 2014. >> 3,000 feet, about 400 off our left wing. >> according to the faa many sightings are happening in two hot spots, new york and los angeles. some flying as high as 10,000 feet. >> how concerned are you that the trend here, the increasing numbers? >> i'm very concerned the numbers are increasing. we have an incredibly safe aviation system. that's due to the hard work of a lot of people. we don't need a few rogue operate rs messing that up.
>> federal aviation administrator michael her that says up to now the focus has been on educating drone operators about the rules. that was before drone usage soared. more than a dozen incidences of drones interrupting firefighting efforts in california this summer were a game-changer for the faa. huerta acknowledges there's a need for stronger enforcement. since 2011 only five fines for drone usage have been issued with at least three more pending. there are at least 22 active faa investigations under way. >> if you're flying an unmanned aircraft in a way that is unsafe, we will find you, and we will hit you where it hurts. the penalties are pretty significant. if you're flying this in a dangerous manner, there can be fines up to $25,000 and possibly significant jail time. >> reporter: by law drones are not required to be registered. so cracking down essentially means having local law enforcement catch the operator in the act. >> you say we'll find you.
it doesn't sound like it's all that easy. >> it's not that easy, but that doesn't mean there's any less resolve on our part to do it. >> reporter: the fines issued to date have been relatively modest. the faa is working on a smart phone app that will help users nail down flight restrictions close to where they're standing. a possible fix could be a software solution programmed into drones that would limit how high they can fly and also place limits on how close they can fly to an airport. >> kris van cleave, thank you very much. i hope they come up with something sooner rather than later. it's scary to me, the close calls. >> seems to be a number of close calls. >> work it out. work it out. thank you, kris. an oasis for wildlife is thriving in a concrete jungle. ahead, see how an ugly problem ,
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♪ "blurred lines," a good song to introduce the good doctor in our "morning rounds." what looking at your screen is doing to your eyes. nearly a third of adults spend half their waking hours using a digital device. dr., welcome to the table. >> thanks for having me. >> staring at the screen for a long period of time is bad because? >> it does two things to our eyes, it causes fatigue and eye strain. we stare at something up close, some of us up to nine hours a day, your eye muscles have to focus at that near range. that can be fatiguing. you can imagine if you're in a gym and held a dumb bell, your bicep would be extremely sore
nine hours laterment you have to take breaks. the other thing is dryness. if the computer is at eye level, we're kind of staring with our eyes open. there's a lot of exposure. talk about a eye opener in the morning, staring at computers. when you're not blinking, when we or on computers our blink rate can decrease by 50%. normally we blink 15 to 20 times a minute, that can decrease by 50%. thoegs tears evaporate quickly. you get dry spots that can cause blurred vision, redness, pain. over the course of the day, it worsens an worsens. >> do you simply recommend we not watch the screen so much. >> well, the computers aren't going anywhere. mobile devices aren't going anywhere. they're very useful and we're all sort of tied to them. we're not saying don't use them. we or saying when you do use them, use them wisely and smartly. what we recommend to reduce what's called computer vision syndrome, the name that's been given, is to follow something
called the 20/20/20 rule. every 20 minutes you're on a computer or mobile device, look away from the computer at an object that's 20 feet away or further for 20 seconds or more. that will let those eye muscles rel relax. >> do you do that? >> i try to. >> what i usually say is put a reminder on your computer, a sticky note that says blink. put artificial tears next to your monitor. as the dryness gets worse and worse, you have to try to remember to blink more often. if your eyes get irritated, grab the bottle of artificial tears or lush can't and that will soothe the eye. >> i have to pry these devices away from my kids and they're starting so young. what's the impact? >> it's still kind of early. we didn't have these devices when i was a kid. there is an increase in nearsightedness around the
world, very dramatic increase in nearsightedness. that means you can see up close but can't see far away. you need glasses or contacts. no one really knows why that's happening. it could be from the extensive time on mobile devices, extensive time reading. one of the newest studies, when you're doing -- >> we blink more talking to people. >> we blink more talking to people. >> if they're interesting. >> no more staring contests. >> that's why you haven't blinked once since i've been here. >> dr. christopher starr. thank you. one of manhattan's largest buildings is now one of the greenest. >> reporter: i'm jim axelrod standing in the middle of one of the most successful bird sanctuary stories we've come across. where is it? try midtown manhattan. that story coming up on "cbs
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city's economy. they also had a notorious reputation among wildlife lovers. we have the unconventional solution. good morning. >> good morning. 17 stories above the hustle and bustle of manhattan on and top of the busiest building, we are in the middle of a sanctuary, a green space five football fields large. given the way it's harboring wildlife and saving energy, think of it as a modern day miracle on 34th street. the business of the jacob center is business. 150 events a year. more than 2 million visitors. seeing what goes on downstairs makes the upstairs all the more of a contrast. allen steel is the ceo. >> almost a contradiction that
is jarring. you are not used to seeing it in the city. >> i love bringing people up here. it's not something they expect to see. >> reporter: between 2009 and 2014 included replacing the opaque glass. birds were flying into a giant mirror. >> now? >> this is an opportunity to be a habitat for wildlife. >> reporter: a material was embedded in the new translucent windows to let the birds know they were approaching something they needed to avoid. >> when walking up here, i have a hard time believing we are in new york city. i feel like i'm in a meadow. >> reporter: she is the director of conservation for new york city audubon. she estimated bird deaths are down 90%. 11 species of birds now call this roof home. >> it's peaceful.
it's really peaceful. i love that. i love that. >> that was a seagull, it sounds like? >> yep. >> it is competing with the helicopters. >> yeah. >> that's the city? >> that's the city. >> reporter: what was once a black top roof is now green. soil and shrubs reduce run off. heating and cooling costs are down 25%. you cut your energy costs because green is different than black. you need less air-conditioning? >> it is actually cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. >> reporter: on the roof of new york city's largest convention center. pipes and duct work have given way to birdhouses and beehives. college students study weather patterns. >> it's a bit of a science project here.
it's something that the lessons we learn here can be taken and applied to the roof of every building you look at in the city. there's a baby seagull around here that just learned how to fly. >> reporter: he is the chief engineer. he's been working at the center 25 years. >> we work up here every day. you go to work, it was just a job. now it's a job, but a beautiful job. >> reporter: neighbors in surrounding skyscrapers have a new set of nature to look down on. it's the people of the center themselves that appreciate the changes the most. do you ever come up here when you really don't need to just because you like to see it up here? >> if you don't let anybody know, i come up here for lunch. i like to sit up here. it's just between me and you. >> reporter: who would i tell? >> nobody. >> reporter: the center turns the lights off after midnight during bird migration season. parts of new york city really do
sleep after all. >> jim, i wish they could figure out a way for people to goods thursday morning, everyone. it's 8:25. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's happening right now. football season rapidly approaching. this morning single game tickets for the 49er games in santa clara go on sale on the ticket master website. the first preseason game this weekend here on channel 5. national weather service set to release the latest el nino forecast today. experts predict it could drop a substantial amount of rain into california this winter enough to put a dent in the drought. coming up next on "cbs this morning," the fight to fix the gender gap at the garage. you're going to meet the person on the mission to empower women by teaching women mechanics of cars as they head to the auto repair shop. we have traffic and weather ,,,,
good morning. bart is experiencing residual delays because of earlier problems running about 10 minutes late leaving west oakland heading towards sfo and millbrae all other local transit checking in with no big problems this morning. as we move on to the benicia bridge commute, it's been a tough one. we have had a couple of accidents out there. the northbound problem is cleared. the southbound accident still out there with a "sig alert" in place. you can see traffic jammed up
out of vallejo approaching the benicia bridge. meantime, if you plan on making the bay bridge commute, those metering lights remain on. it is still backed up into the macarthur maze. san mateo bridge is now going to be slow for you from end to end. roberta? >> i have a beautiful view of san jose this morning. good morning, everyone! the clouds are now breaking up. we still have a saturation of the marine layer along the coast and into the bay. but boy we're seeing blue skies there in the santa clara valley. temperatures, wow, we're already up to 70 in livermore. it's in the upper 50s in santa rosa where visibility is down to about a half mile due to the marine layer. it's 66 in concord. later today very similar conditions to yesterday from 70 in pacifica, 74 bayside and oakland, upper 70s low 80s peninsula. low to mid-80s santa clara valley. 78 to 80 in the north bay and up to 89 degrees towards discovery bay. triple digits over the weekend. female announcer: sunday's your last chance to save big
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this is the time lapse video from last week of a powerful thunderstorm in tucson, arizona. at one point, a large ball of rain, a microburst dropped out of the sky. it dropped out before hitting the ground. >> amazing video. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, can a housing battle become a tv drama? david simon is in our toyota green room. he thinks so. so does paul ha sfwchlt g ha
sgch haggas. hello, you two. hello, gentlemen. we will look at their series of the racial and economic that tore apart a city not many years ago. >> the female automechanic teaching about cars. it's time to show the morning headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" reports on 12 companies that still do not have women on their boards. among those s&p 500 firms are cabbot oil and gas, garmin. a decade ago, 60 companies didn't have any. children getting too much homework according to a survey in rhode island. the average first grader spent nearly 30 minutes on homework. that is three times the recommended workload. at tenth grade, 54 minutes a night. a teenager who survived being stranded at sea after his waverunner broke down. >> many boats passed by me that were tankers and everything. i yelled at them but they couldn't hear me.
i broke down in tears. i was so happy i was coming home. i didn't think i was going to make it in. i needed to see my family. >> he was forced to cling to a buoy. he was headed from new york to new jersey tuesday when his waverunner broke down. the coast guard finally spotted him in the morning. usa today reports on a woman who gave birth to her twin sister's baby. she served as a surrogate to her sister who was diagnosed with cancer. august 5 she gave birth to a boy. dawn gave her a family she never thought she would have. >> and a report how rory meilroy versus jordan smith could define the world in golf. it's number one against number two. mcilroy seems a little skeptical about the idea. >> a year ago, you know, it was
the rory era and then the jordan era. they last sick dx days instead 0 years. >> they will start play this afternoon in wisconsin. rolling stone reports on live performance dates on the supergroup with johnny depp, alice cooper. they will take place at the sunset strip club on september 16 and 17. those will be the groups only shows in the united states. tickets for both concerts go on sale tomorrow. london's guardian reports on the first black james bond. actor david oyello will be cast in an audio book. it is an invitation from the creator, fleming. his previous roles include henry iv and martin luther king in
what was the name of that movie? >> "selma." a hero looks back at public housing and desegregation in the 1980s. the city of yonkers, new york was faced with a court order to build low housing in white neighborhoods. >> the series follows the then mayor who faced fierce opposition from residents during city council votes. >> don't you dare! don't you dare! don't you dare! >> we are elected to appeal the affordable housing portion of the executive order of the supreme court. >> you coward! boo! >> no. >> no. >> no.
>> no, no, no, no. here at the table, producer david simon and paul haggas. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> this is a powerful piece. it's a six-part series on hbo. i didn't know anything about the story. when i thought it was segregation, i thought in alabama and georgia. why did you want to tell the story, david? >> this is happening everywhere. >> now. >> you go a couple towns north to hudson, up to terrytown and the fight is going on now. same rhetoric and demagogue. we are not very good at sharing in this country. you know, physical space, geography, economic opportunity. everywhere at this moment. it's repetitive.
>> it's a great story. paul, what pulled you into this? was it working with david or the story? >> it was david. my agent sent me a script, called me and said we have a couple projects for you to think about. it was with david simon, i said yes. send me a script and we'll talk about it. >> you said that why? >> i've admired his work forever. when i was in the valley and he was doing another, so, we have been together for a long time. >> what kind of stories do you want to tell? >> i prefer that it contribute to the argument. i think there are arguments we need to have in this country. they need to be brought forward. so, it's nice to be entertaining. at some point, that's all you are doing, then i feel like shame on me. >> this subject matter is difficult for a lot of americans
to discuss. so, going to hbo about this idea, how hard is it to sell? >> well, we actually optioned the book 14 years ago. the reason they kept renewing the option, even when other projects got in front of it was sadly the ratio dynamic because we have a hard time talking about it and we failed to address it. it remains constant. it's as relevant today as when we optioned the book. you hoped it wouldn't be. >> it continues to exist. >> and we haven't solved the problems. >> and you weren't afraid to tackle race. so many, they feel uncomfortable or afraid of being branded a racist. why do you want to get it out there? this true story. >> it's a fundamental problem for the next century. it's an argument we have to have.
the reason that i want to do this piece with paul is not only his work and the fact he has addressed this before in his own work, but face it, it's a piece of public housing and desegregation. it sounds like a room clearer until you understand the narrative behind it. i needed a director that can come in and be a little more elegant with the material. the camera had to have more emotion. >> and it wasn't available, so he got me. >> a good actor as the mayor. amazing. tell us about the mayor. >> nick, a very broad character. it's a flawed character. that's one of the things we wanted to show. that happens. these are people who have this imperfect urge to serve. they aren't perfect. they come in on the wrong side of the issue and realize he
has to do something and lead. >> he had his moment. there was a moment where he had to step up and he did. the fact that he was an ordinary guy matters more to me than looking like -- the thing i don't buy anymore, we elect the right guy, that will save us. i think our problems are systemic. we are going to have to solve them. >> public housing in the city. >> something interesting, david, that you spoke about in an interview in a print magazine. it was something that i didn't realize, but you talked abot during the new deal and how public housing was born to help people, white families in particular to get back on their feet. yet when we talk about helping people of color get back on their feet, there's a double standard. >> why are we doing public housing? the truth is, the origins of the segregated america happen not by
chance, not by random patterns of housing. the federal government stepped in with red lining, fha loans and the way they did public housing. it was a plan for hyper segregate our society. there were terrible mistakes made with public housing in the '50s, '60s and '70s, isolating the poor. with careful management, this program helps people out of poverty. >> it's common sense. we don't value common sense in politics. >> i think this is the beginning of a unique collaboration. david paul said if you want to do something about the history of footwear -- >> maybe oscar, i don't know. >> thank you guys. >> thank you so much. next, a fight to fix the gender gap at the garage. if you are like a lot of people, you know little about
♪ if you drive this morning and that dreaded check engine light comes on, would you know what to do? >> no. >> me either. do you have a mechanic you can trust? >> nope. >> me either. they are important questions, especially for women. they can be charged an average of $23 more than men for auto repairs. michelle miller shows how a philadelphia woman is slamming the brakes on sexism at the garage. >> i would not touch your brake fluid. >> reporter: she know what is she is doing under the hood. >> your car mun kates with you all the time. we have been conditioned to ignore it, like our boyfriends. >> reporter: she shares the knowledge for free. >> there are certain things every person needs to know about their car. one thing is the year, make and model. >> reporter: it hasn't always been that way for her.
>> i fear the automechanic. i put a facebook status up six years ago that said my car needs an oil change, but i'm going to get a mani/pedi instead and i did. >> reporter: she used to call herself an auto air head. she's no air head at all. she's a materials engineer and used to work at chemicals giant, dupont. why does your car intimidate you so? >> i think it's almost a culture engrained that women don't understand cars. we are taught young, it's for guys, we don't get it, let a man handle it. i always felt taken advantage of by mechanics. >> reporter: she went back to school, studied to be an auto tech and worked for free on the weekends at a repair shop. a rarity because the car repair world is dominated by men. women make up less than 2% of
automotive repair technicians and mechanics in the united states. >> it gave me an idea to teach women. i started building the vision for a company that was going to educate and empower women. >> reporter: that vision became girls auto clinic. >> women will take care of a $300 bag better than they take care of a $25,000 car. it's a shame. >> reporter: francine edwards relied on her husband to take care of the car. she saved money to take the class. >> need a new filter. while we are in there, we need to change this. if it goes bad, it's another $75 service charge. oh, go ahead, okay. >> reporter: banks aims to take the intimidation factor out of auto repair. >> what happens when you are sick, you can't breathe. it's hard to breathe. you don't feel good. when your air filter is clogged and dirty, your engine can't
breathe. >> reporter: she wants to change the way women approach women and the way mechanics approach women. why just women? >> not just women. i care. i love men, but i cater to women because i'm a woman. i know what it feels like, the stereo type with women. >> how do you know if it's the battery or alternator? >> reporter: everybody asks you a question about their car? >> right. >> reporter: sounds like you have a vote of confidence going here. >> that's the point. to feel good about your car. change the relationship you have with it. the first time i changed my folds, i felt good. i am woman, hear me roar. i felt like i won. i don't want any of you to feel like there's judgment here. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," michelle miller, philadelphia. >> the more you know, the more you save. >> i think she's good. when all else fails, aaa is there. the all reliable. thanks to michelle miller.
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(vo) you can pass down a subaru forester. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to keep the memories. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. they are called the real life bambi and thumper this morning. this video of a fawn and bunny playing together in colorado. this is a hit on social media. it is really picking up. they showed up last week at ymca resort at rocky mountain national park. they were seen for a half hour. they spotted the furry friends there before. >> i think the sound track makes it better, though. >> me, too. >> that does it for us. tune into the cbs evening news
the triple choice sale ends sunday at sleep train. good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 8:55. in the headlines, firefighters making progress on the "jerusalem fire." it's burned more than 23,000 acres and is 33% contained. evacuations though remain in effect. police are investigating a shooting that killed a man in san jose early this morning. homicide detectives are on the scene. investigators do not know the circumstances or a motive surrounding that shooting so far. today the san francisco premium outlets in livermore opening 30 brand-new stores. this makes it the largest outlet center in the state of california. new additions today including jimmy choo, rag and bone in new york and uggs out of australia. i think roberta you don't live too far from there. >> i don't. they need a great parking lot
and they need an anchor restaurant there, okay? just my opinion. good morning, everybody! stepping out the door, this is a scene in the tri-valley and if you stay on 580 and you head east, you'll run into the out let center there from the dublin area heading towards livermore where currently our air temperature is up to 70 in livermore. 50s at the coast. 60s bayside. mid-60s in san jose. going to a high of the low 80s there. we'll top off in the high 80s throughout the tri-valley, 70 pacifica, 80 around the peninsula. your extended forecast, high pressure nestles in on friday warmer conditions. and then we pop into the triple digits on saturday and sunday. just a tad cooler inland monday through wednesday. a look at traffic with liza up next.
good morning. i'm lees with your "kcbs traffic." we have a couple of delays now affecting local transit. bart is running late this morning. 10-minute delays leaving fruitvale towards the richmond area. and caltrain southbound train 220 is running 10 minutes behind leaving the san antonio station. meantime, if you plan on making the benicia bridge commute, it is just terrible this morning. a couple of accidents avoid it.
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