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winterville, georgia. >> that's thehe winterville, georgia. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 11, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump ramped up his tough talk against north korea. >> he's disrespected our country greatly. he has said things that are horrific. and with me, he's not getting away with it. >> but the defense secretary is stressing diplomacy. and mr. trump takes aim at senate republican leader mitch mcconnell telling him to get back to work. plus a car plunges seven stories from a parking garage with the driver inside.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president trump is standing by his words days after his fire and fury warning to north korea, mr. trump says perhaps he wasn't stern enough. meanwhile concern is growing in guam. the target of north korea's latest threat. teri okita is in london with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. right now there has been no change in the security threat level in guam, but the governor there is asking residents to be prepared for a possible attack. u.s. military forces on guam are at the ready after a threat from north korea that it's finalizing plans to launch four missiles near the island. residents who woke up to this local headline have mixed feelings of how worried they should be that the latest war of words might result in an actual war. >> pretty scary.
>> they threaten us? bring it. the u.s. is strong. i'm pretty sure we got 'em. >> reporter: that is a sentiment president trump echoed thursday at his golf club in new jersey. >> he does something in guam, it will be an event the likes of which nobody has seen before what will happen in north korea. >> reporter: as for criticism that president trump earlier this week ramped up the rhetoric too dramatically with his promise of fire and fury, mr. trump disagrees. >> maybe it wasn't tough enough. they have been doing this to our country for a long time. >> reporter: secretary of defense james mattis insists that while the military is prepared, he is still optimistic about a peaceful resolution. >> you can see the american effort is diplomatically led. it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results. and i want to stay right there. >> reporter: president trump
says the u.s. will increase its budget for anti-missile technology by billions of dollars, the details of which he hopes to unveil as early as next week. president trump also said he was optimistic that china which is north korea's primary trade partner will step up and do more to help resolve the situation. >> thank you so much. ahead this morning john dickerson discusses the north korea developments. and you can learn about how the u.s. is preparing for a nightmare scenario with north korea, watch cbsn on assignment, it airs monday night at 10:00, right here on cbs and our streaming network cbsn. president trump is taking aim at mitch mcconnell over the republican failed effort to repeal and replace obamacare. mr. trump also reacted for the first time to the fbi raid at the northern virginia home of paul manafort, his former
campaign chairman. major garrett reports. >> i'm very disappointed in mitch. >> reporter: president trump used two separate appearances at his private golf club to express frustration with mitch mcconnell for republican's failure to repeal and replace obamacare. the two men spoke by phone. >> i said mitch, get to work and let's get it done. they should have had this last one done. they lost by one vote. for a thing like that to happen is a disgrace and frankly, it shouldn't have happened. >> reporter: earlier this week, mcconnell portrayed the president as an amateur who set counterproductive deadlines. >> our new president of course has not been in this line of work before. and i think had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process. >> reporter: the president would not say his most important
republican ally should step down, but he didn't rule it out either. >> if he doesn't get repeal and replace done and if he doesn't get taxes done, meaning cuts and reform, and if he doesn't get a very easy one to get done infrastructure, he doesn't get them done, then you can ask me that question. >> reporter: mr. trump also reacted for the first time to the raid on the home of paul manafort as part of the russia investigation. >> i thought it was a very, very strong signal or whatever, they do that very seldom. so i was surprised to see it. i was very, very surprised to see it. >> reporter: but the president dismissed reports he was considering firing mueller. >> i haven't given it any thought. i'm not dismissing anybody. >> reporter: the president also reacted to russian president vladimir putin's decision to expel hundreds of diplomatic workers from the embassy in russia. >> i want to thank him because we're trying to cut down on payroll so as far as i'm concerned, i'm very thankful
that he let go of a large number of people because now we have a smaller payroll. there is no real reason for them to go back. >> reporter: the president also said his relationship with attorney general jeff sessions is fine. and that he is most concerned about leaks coming from the intelligence community, not those emanating from warring factions within the white house which he said are trying to demonstrate their, quote, love for him. major garrett, cbs news. president trump says the opioid epidemic is a national emergency and his administration is drafting papers to make it official. a week ago a white house commission recommended the president declare a national emergency. >> the opioid crisis is an emergency and i'm saying officially right now it is an emergency. it is a national emergency. we're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort and a lot of money on the opioid crisis. >> the declaration could help
unlock more support and resources to address the epidemic. senator john mccain says america is adrift in afghanistan and it is time to turn the tide. the arizona republican promoted a new strategy that includes increasing the number of u.s. counterterrorism forces in afghanistan. mccain wants those forces to have more latitude in targeting the taliban, isis and other terrorist groups. dramatic allegations are emerging from the preliminary hearing over the death of a fraternity pledge at penn state. the lead detective looking into the death of tim piazza has testified and he suspects crucial video taken inside the beta theta pi house was purposely erased and that charges could result. >> it appears that the tape was erased. the revelation videotape existed
in the basement which was deleted is a staggering and stunning development. >> a judge is deciding if there is sufficient evidence against 16 fraternity members to send their cases to trial. taylor swift insisted during an hour of testimony that a denver disc jockey grabbed her bare back side during a meet and greet before a concert. the singer said it was a long grab and she lurched away. the alleged assault occurred when she posed for a picture with david mueller in 2013. mueller denies groping swift. testimony resumes today. in alabama, powerful storms brought flash flooding to the huntsville area in the northern part of the state. heavy rain and thunderstorms swamped the region. some areas got several inches of rain in just a few hours. thunderstorms are expected this weekend. and the governor of louisiana has declared a state of emergency for new orleans where the water pumping system
is malfunctioning in the face of heavy rainfall. the declaration is a precautionary measure. the pump system failed over the weekend after a storm. there are concerns the city is vulnerable to more flooding. >> obviously this is a serious situation, but it's not something to be panicked about. we're going do everything that we can to lean forward, be as responsive as we can be to make sure that we get through this next period of time without undue problems. >> and more rain is expected this weekend. coming up, new hope for human organ transplants. engineered pigs may be the key. and stage fright. britney spears is shaken up after a man hops on the stage. this is the "cbs morning news." shaken up after a man hops on the stage. this is the "cbs morning news." s up to 12 weeks, which is longer than any relationship i've ever been in. freshness for weeks!
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show. he was subdued by security and some of her dancers. the singer was escorted from the stage wednesday night and she was unhurt. researchers announced big steps for organ transplants and a tragedy on a football practice. a high school football player suffered a fatal injury during the workout. the 16-year-old junior was struck in the head yesterday by a large log. he and several other players were holding a log above their heads as a strength exercise. police are investigating. the state in south carolina says video from a police officer's glasses helped to convict the man who shot him. >> i'm going to tase you. i'm not playing. take your hands out of your pocket. take your hands out of the pocket. >> the officer was wounded four times, but he survived. it was recorded on glasses the officer bought himself for about $30.
the shooter was sentenced to 35 years in prison. dallas morning news reports that counter protesters disrupted a rally calling for the removal of a confederate monument. >> this represents racism and the murder of millions who look just like me. >> it's a piece of granite and stone that is laid there to honor llen. that's it. >> the monument in downtown dallas is more than a century old. activists say they will ask the city council to have it taken down. "time" reports a breakthrough in organ transplant research. scientists used cloning and gene editing to create virus-free piglets whose organs could one day be used to help hundreds of thousands awaiting transplants. and chelsea manning tells vogue about her new life in new york three months after her release from prison.
she came out as trans after leaking military secrets. her sentence was commuted by president obama. manning says she's not living in fear and that she's so glad to be out and about and walking around. still ahead, google shocker. the tech giant cancels a diversity town hall meeting for its workers after an online leak. it was tough getting out there on stage. i wanted to be clear. i wanted it to last. so i kept on fighting. i found something that worked. and keeps on working. now? they see me. see me. see if cosentyx could make a difference for you- cosentyx is proven to help people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis... ...find clear skin that can last. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting cosentyx, you should be checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections and lowered ability to fight them may occur. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms. or if you have received a vaccine or plan to.
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google has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination. the move comes after an employee questions from management began to leak online. google is grappling with the aftermath of a controversial memo that claimed biological differences. more turmoil for uber. a major investor is suing travis kalanick saying he is trying to pack the board with allies in an effort to return to his former post. benchmark says that would harm employees, drivers and customers. amazon wants to partner with u.s. venue owners to sell event tickets. it could loosen ticket master's powerful grip on the business. and could help lure customers to amazon prime. and new plastic bank notes will continue to be made with traces of animal fat.
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our top stories this morning -- president trump is standing by his words days after his fire and fury warning to north korea. mr. trump says perhaps it wasn't stern enough. and north korea issued a fresh threat saying the u.s. faces a shameful defeat and final doom. and president trump is taking aim at senate majority leader mitch mcconnell over the republican's failed effort to repeal and replace obamacare. and he also reacted for the first time to the fbi raid at the home of paul manafort saying that he was very, very surprised. there is a mystery involving u.s. diplomats serving in cuba. they have been experiencing
health problems and now a canadian diplomat is being treated for hearing loss. julianna goldman reports. >> reporter: more than a dozen staffers at the u.s. embassy experienced unexplained ailments including headaches and sleeplessness. sources say some suffered permanent hearing damage and some had to return home. state department spokeswoman -- >> we don't know exactly where this came from, okay? we can't blame any one individual or country yet. >> reporter: but so far the investigation has shown that the culprit is likely a high tech sonic device that can't be heard by humans but clearly can be harmful. the question? who put it there and why. >> it's audio, but it's beyond the range of our ears. >> reporter: he says cuba or even the russians could have
been carrying out an intelligence operation that went south. but he says it also could be a routine intimidation campaign taken to another level. >> so this could be new technology that has had a side effect that no one expected. on the other hand, it could have been designed to harass. >> reporter: to retaliate, the u.s. kicked out two cuban diplomats in may. the cuban government called the expulsions unjustified and baseless. saying it has never nor would it ever allow the cuban territory to be used for any action against accredited diplomatic officials or their families. there are indications that diplomats are still being affected and it's not just the u.s. canada says at least one of its diplomats has suffered hearing loss. the fbi and state department continue to investigate. julianna goldman, cbs news, the state department. coming up on "cbs this morning," we speak with the parents of austin tice, the american journalist who was kidnapped in syria five years ago this month.
they will tell us why they have new hopes of bringing austin home. and -- >> reporter: debate and disagreement seem to be everywhere nowadays. so could one dinner with strangers help to change that? coming up, we'll give you a seat at this table where they are hoping to change that national conversation one meal at a time. and that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anna-marie green. have a great day.
i'm so excited. >> hallelujah! >> i'm michelle griego. let's say good morning to jaclyn and roberta. >> good morning. how are you doing? >> really good. >> how about you? >> you're good because you rested a little yesterday. >> i had a big night wednesday night with the golden state warriors so it was a very late night. so i took yesterday off. but then, you know, you do everything like get your teeth cleaned, got my garage door fixed, i had two meetings, so i had a good run. so i feel rested today. >> good. >> that will all change. [ laughter ] hi, everybody! let's take a look out the door right now. overcast skies. you cannot see the tip-top of the transamerica pyramid. you know we have some visibility issues. i say that ceiling is roughly between five and six hundred feet. temperatures 50s and 60s. yes, you will have drizzle on the way to work. did you have drizzle this morning? >> no. >> katie, they can't hear you nod your head. [ laughter ] >> west winds at 10, 21 at fairfield. later today, numbers stacking