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a candlelight vigil to remember two gunned down during a live broadcast. we're learning more about the gunman, a former employee with a history of erratic behavior. erika slams on the coast of domenica on its way to the united states. and it gives biden something to think about as he considers a white house run. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, august 28th, 2015. good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm alison harmelin in for anne-marie green. this morning it's suggested the gunman who killed a tv crew
may have been planning more killings. the victims are being remembered on air outside a roanoke, virginia, tv station. craig boswell reports. >> reporter: the incredible evidence in this shooting have created a new life issue for victims and their families. it's also prompted an enormous outpouring of support for wdbj from the community as the flowers and the cards and the balloons continue to pile up here members of the roanoke, virginia, community came together at wdbj for a "stop the violence" real thursday night. crew alison parker and cameraman adam ward were gunned down on tv thursday. parker's parents want her to be remembered. >> that's our hope and something we will work for till the end of our days. >> reporter: barbara and andy will advocate for tougher gun
laws and need president obama's help. >> at the end of your term you've got nothing to lose, and i don't want to see another alison and adam die like this because nothing gets done. and i challenge you to join me. >> reporter: police say vester flanagan legally bought two pistols from this gun shop. police searched his car and recovered a glock pistol and ammunition, a briefcase with three license plates, a wig, and a black hat. also inside a to-do list. wdbj is considering new procedures before sending crew out to do live shots again. craig boswell, cbs news, roanoke, virginia. at least four people are dead after tropical storm erika slammed into the island of dominica. erika's lashing toward puerto rico after heading to the dominican republic. the storm delivered 15 inches of
rain to dominica triged devastating mudslides and flooding. about 20 people are missing. meteorologist eric fisher of our cbs station wbz says erika is on track to menace florida and southeast. >> we continue to watch erika's progress. already brought flooding rain into the leeward islands. it continues to work its way west as we head through the 234ek9 to 36 hours. tropical storms out for puerto rico, the dominican republic, as well as the turks and caicos and now also parts of the bahamas. here's a look at the track. that could actually really bring down the intensity of the storm. very mountainous terrain, tends to destroy tropical systems if they go right over the top of it but it could reorganize it and takes a packet right up the eastern coast of florida and the southeastern coast of the united states. at that point it could be a hurricane, perhaps a stronger hurricane if it can survive that trip. to the mountainous terrain of hispaniola.
a lot of very warm water here, well up into the 80s. in terms of the steering currents, it's parallel to the coast so it could be several days before it tracks up florida and any of those states. we'll be monitoring erika carefully over the next 48 hours. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. this morning hillary clinton is pledging top democrats to pledge their support as vice president bind mulls whether to join the race. biden says he'll make the decision by the end of the summer. a new poll between the two democrats has threatened to shake up the race. hena daniels is here in new york. hena, good morning. >> good morning, allison. several president at candidates including hillary clinton will address the members in minneapolis today. one person who won't be in attendance is joe biden who appears to be stealing the spotlight from the contenders. democratic voters will hear from hillary clinton today at their summer meeting in indianapolis. at a campaign thursday in ohio
she compared her republican rivals to terrorists for their views on women's issues like abortion. >> extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups but it's a little hard to take coming from republicans who want to be the president of the united states. >> reporter: gop candidates including jeb bush and john kasich condemned the remarks and the republican national committee quickly called for clinton to apologize for her inflammatory rhetoric. her terrorist remarks come as a new quinnipiac poll shows she may be in trouble. support for the current front-runner has fallen by ten points in the last month. the same poll also shows joe biden doing better in a matchup against donald trump and clinton even though he hasn't entered a race. >> if joe biden were on the fence, if they were advising him, they'd have to look at these numbers and say everything
else is not looking great and you look terrific. >> it's my hair, i swear. >> reporter: trump's controversial stance on immigration has put him at odds with hispanic voters, which is vital in deciding who wins the election. he may be ready to launch a third white house bid. biden met with the democratic union. he's not sure if his family is emotionally ready for a third white house run given the recent passing of his eldest son beau biden. alison? certainly understandable. hen hena daniels in new york, thank you. on the "cbs moneywatch" investors are hoping for stocks to end ott a high note for the third day this week and a billion people log onto facebook. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> we we're waiting for more reports on consumer spending and
personal income in july. stocks on wall street had another day of strong earnings after a report indicated that the u.s. economy expanded much better. over the last three days the dow recouped nearly half of its losses. the dow gained 369 points thursday. the s&p was up 47. the nasdaq rose 115 points. crew oil prices jumped more than 10% on thursday. the benchmark u.s. contract rose $3.96 to settle it more than $42 a barrel. it was the largest gain since march of 2009. landmark ruling from the national labor relations board voted thursday to redefine the employer/employee contracts. it would allow them to work directly with corporate giants like mcdonald's. mcdonald's and its supplier tyson foods are cutting ties with a tennessee farmer. they had a hidden camera that show as what they say a gruesome treatment of chickens.
mcdonald's called the treatment of the chickens completely unacceptable. and a new milestone for facebook. 1 billion people logged onto the site monday. that is the most people who used the social network in a single day. it accounts for one out of every seven people on earth. facebook has 1.5 billion active monthly users. alison. >> it's amazing. why aren't a billion people watching us, jill? >> that's a good question. they need to get on it. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you. hundreds are feared dead after a ship passed with migrants capsized off libya. up to 400 people were on board when it set off from zuwara. libya's coast guard has rescued about 200 people. many of the migrants are from africa and war-torn syria. and european officials are reacting to another migrant tragedy.
police in austria made the grim discovery thursday of an abandoned truck with decomposing bodies. as many as 70 are thought to have suffocated inside. and coming up on the "morning news," returning ten years later. president obama tours new orleans to see the progress made and the work that still needs to be done in the aftermath of katrina.
risings temperatures and increasing winds are fueling the largest wildfire in washington state. the flames in okanagan county have burned more than 450 square miles. 45 homes and almost 50 cabins have been damaged. three firefighters died fighting the fire last week. tomorrow marks ten years since hurricane katrina devastated the gulf coast. the storm killed nearly 2,000 piece and forced a million residents from their homes. president obama went to new orleans thursday to see the
recovery and the progress. is weijian jiang reports. >> reporter: president obama was weekended in tremaine, new orleans. it was one of several neighborhoods devastated when katrina hit in 2005. but now new town homes line the streets. >> what you're seeing is an example of the incredible federal, state, local partnerships that have helped to revitalize this community. >> reporter: the president also visited a new community center in the lower ninth ward, the hardest hit area when the city's levees failed. >> today this new community center stands as a symbol of the extraordinary resilience of this city. >> what does that do? >> it's a vertical lift gate. >> reporter: he's the director of the agency that built the region's new $13.5 billion levee system. he shows us what he calls the work horsehorse, a nearly
two-mile barrier. >> the protective side of barrier acts as a retention basin. >> reporter: the system also includes a massive water sm, floodgates and a flood wall. from the air you can see the multiple lines of defense. still some say natural barricades are the best protection. >> three miles of wetland, for example, would reduce the storm surge by one third before it gets to a levee or a flood wall. >> reporter: that will take time or money. president obama promises the country will help protect the city against the next monster storm. weijian jiang, cbs news, new orleans. planned parenthood is fighting back after undercover videos targeted the women's health organization. the group sent letters to congress saying the recordings have been deceptively edited and are unreliable. the video shows them discussing telling tissue for profit.
four congressional committees are investigating. a county clerk in rural kentucky refuses to back down in her fight against same-sex marriage. kim davis is defying a federal court order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. she cites her christian faith. the case is headed to the supreme court. the justices will be asked to consider whether she can continue to deny marriage licenses until her appeal is complete. and straight ahead in sports, the basketball world remembers chocolate thunder, darryl dawkins, who helped pave the way for breakaway rims. it got harder to control my blood sugar. today, i'm asking about levemir®. vo: levemir® is an injectable insulin that can give you blood sugar control for up to 24 hours. and levemir® helps lower your a1c. levemir® lasts 42 days without refrigeration. that's 50% longer than lantus®, which lasts 28 days. levemir® comes in flextouch, the latest in insulin pen technology from novo nordisk. levemir® is a long-acting insulin
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports darryl dawkins is being remembered this morning for his generosity, big smile, and backboard-shattering dunks. dau win dawkins was the first high schooler taken in the draft. he was nicknamed chocolate thunder for his rim-wrecking dunks. he died yesterday of a heart attack. he was 58 years old. a scare for the world's fastest man. usain bolt was taking a victory lap in beijing but a cameraman on a segway hit a railing, lost control, and landed on bolt. he went down, landed on his
back, but gingerly got up. he says he's okay. zimmerman homered and singled in a run as the nats beat san diego, 4-2. he drove in eight runs during the three-game series. washington remains 6 1/2 games behind in the national league east. and in kansas city, paulo yordano hit a monster home run as the royals beat the orioles. they lead in the american league central. and when we return, a look at one of the top storieses. why some consider guns to be the latest epidemic in the wake of the virginia news crew murders. , so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol® 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you.
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storm erika killed at least four people on the caribbean island of dominica. 15 inches of rain devastated the area with flash floods. it's now lashing puerto rico. it could turn into a hurricane as it moves closer to florida. and evidence suggests that a disgruntled reporter who killed a tv crew may have planned more killings. a community honored alison parker and adam ward. the news crew chuting has sparked a new debate. a survey shows america represents 42% of the world who owns guns. jeff glor reports. >> reporter: it is not the first time we've seen a horrific shooting. it's not the first time it's been recorded. but for many this is a first. thinking about gun violence the same way we think about car accidents or smoking, as a
public health issue. george benjamin with the american public health association. >> the real tragedy here is a lot of it is preventible. >> seatbelts, airbags, and all those things we didn't have before have dramatically reduced the number of automobile crashes and the human toll from that. we can do the same thing with firearms. >> reporter: benjamin says a public health campaign that focuses on security of the guns in the home, more screening of the mentally ill focuses less on politics and more on prevention. author of he book "more guns, less crime." >> how does more guns mean less crime? >> every country that has banned guns has seen an increase in murder rates. it's not just washington, d.c., and chicago. >> those who say it's an attempt to restrict it, how do you
respond? >> the second amendment is real, we respect it. but let's figure out how to save lives. suicide is even worse. for every weapon, two take thash lives with a gun. jeff glor, cbs news, new york. jury deliberations continue in the new hampshire prep school sexual assault trial. lawyers delivered their closing arguments yesterday. prosecutors accused 19-year-old owen labrie of sexual assault last year. he faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted. indycar drivers pay tribute to the late justin wilson. marco andretti drove wilson's car to lead a motorcade across the golden gate bridge thursday. it's in memory of wilson who died after being hit by debris sunday at pocono. for some reason thousands are waiting to smell the corpse flower in chicago. the large rare plant at the botanical garden is about to bloom after growing for 12 years. the plant nicknamed spike is named for its foul smell. some say it smells like death.
coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an conversation with former vice president dick cheney. i'm alison harmelin. this is the "cbs morning news." dick i'm alison harmelin. this is the "cbs morning news." it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big osteo-bi flex pills, it's all in one tiny pill. move free ultra. get your move on. all the strength and freshness, now easy to lift! half the weight, smells great. find the litter that works best for you. every home, every cat. there's a tidy cats for that. when heartburn comes creeping up on you. fight back with relief so smooth and fast.
a security camera captured video of a terrifying crash in texas. a truck driver in dallas plowed into a car carrying a family and pushed it off the road. the truck driver did not stop. the man in the car, his wife, and two children survived the crash. the family later learned the truck driver reportedly has no insurance. ballet tells a story through dance. we end this morning with ballet star and the story he's telling young dancers in his hometown. wyatt andrews reports. ♪ >> reporter: to the ballet students at suitland high school in maryland, eric underwood is a legend because underwood, a
graduate of suit land high has risen to stardom with the royal ballet of london. >> and, you know, like slam it, push it. >> reporter: when the ballet toured the u.s., he wanted to visit suitland. and his first stop was to thank barbara marx. >> you sweet thing. >> reporter: the teacher who discovered him as dancer moment after he flunked an acting addition. audition. >> they were dancing and stretching out and i thought, my sister does splits at home. i'll do that. >> i saw a darling little boy who really wanted to work. >> reporter: what did that mean? >> everything. everything. when someone can invest in you like that, it's beautiful. >> reporter: he returned that investment with a message for
the students. to ignore anyone who says black dancers can't succeed in ballet. >> but there's no reason you couldn't be that either. it's not like -- you know, i'm not a superhero. i'm just like you. >> reporter: the dancers told him what they face is high school peer pressure not to try so hard. >> and when you're different, you're the boy who dances, a lot of fear comes along with that. >> reporter: but the way to handle the doubters he told them is to turn everything they say into resolve. >> i just thought of it as like, okay, i need to work harder. >> reporter: to students like some of m ya snow, his shot was to encourag sophomore kya snow, his shot was to encourage. >> if you want to be a dancer, be a dancer. >> reporter: by the end of this visit if boy who dances the class had learned more than his approach to technique. what they learned was his approach to life. wyatt andrews, cbs news, suitland, maryland. and coming up after your
local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the deadly shooting of a tv crew in virginia and the tributes pouring in from cbs affiliates, plus a closer look at the progress in louisiana ten years after katrina. and singer josh groban is in studio 57. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm alison harmelin. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
time is 4-- here's roberta gonzales with a check of weather. a san jose woman who was on her regular morning walk is dead... killed by a hit-and driver. in salute of the 49erser. good morning, it's 4:29. i'm maria medina. >> i'm brian hackney. >> temperatures will come down from yesterday when we topped off after 102 degrees in livermore. right now it is still 70 degrees. concord is at 72. it's still 70 in san rafael where later today 89 degrees. 70s to 80s to the 90s the full forecast and that weekend outlook is coming up. >> and checking the roads right now. so far, so good as far as the eastshore freeway goes. some roadwork along 580 near 35th as you work your way towards the maze near the bay bridge. actually both directions along 580. had an early-morning police chase as well as along 101 but extended near candlestick. no delays along 101