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>> that's the "overnight news" ♪ it's friday, august 25th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. hurricane harvey gets a dangerous upgrade. the storm strengthens overnight as it makes its way toward texas. president trump appears to be at odds with the leaders of his own party, putting the gop agenda at risk. >> wait a minute, here we go. here we go, roman and cabrera get into it. >> a baseball brawl. fights erupt on the field and
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everyone gets involved. good morning from the studio 51 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. hurricane harvey is taking dead aim at the texas gulf coast, surprising meteorologists with its power and size. early this morning harvey strengthened into a category 2 storm with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. the eye of harvey is expected to make a landfall about 70 miles northeast of corpus christi late tonight or early tomorrow. for the millions of people in its path, it poses a grave risk with the potential of up to three feet of rain and 12-foot storm surges. to make matters worse, harvey is going nowhere fast. mandatory evacuations have been ordered from corpus christi to galveston. don champion is in corpus christi. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. this rain son-in-lawis only a p
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what's to come from harvey. it is due here this afternoon and conditions will only worsen from then on. time is needed to prepare. babies from a neonatal intensive care unit from corpus christi, texas were flown north to safety tuesday as harvey honed in. they called the strengthening storm life threatening. it is expected to bring perilous winds, harrowing flooding along the gulf coast. in the flood-prone city of houston, harvey could be a catastrophic event if the storm surge is just a bit higher. the houston ship channel is the second largest oil and gas complex in the world. >> we could see the worst environmental disaster in united states history and we would probably shut down and cause a major gap in gasoline. >> reporter: coastal residents are taking harvey seriously. many boarded up their homes and stocked up on supplies as
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officials urged them to get out and head as far inland as possible. >> the more i watch of it, i'm just not going to take that chance. >> reporter: the governor of texas has already declared a preemptive state of disaster in 30 counties. >> reporter: and with all of the flooding expected in this region, meteorologists have warned that some areas might not be reachable for several weeks. anne-marie, the last time a hurricane hit the texas gulf coast was nine years ago. >> don champion in corpus chris christi, thank you so much, don. louisiana is not expcted tieto take a direct hit from harvey, but next week new orleans could be in store for up to 6 inches of rain. earlier this month, the city saw severe flooding. part of the problem, not all of the pumps designed to keep the city dry are fully operational. >> while it is a fact that the drainage capacity has improved since august 5th, we remain in a state of diminished draining capacity until more of our
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turbines and pumps are fully restored. however, this weather system strengthens and produces as much rainfall as the national weather service predicts, we could see some localized flooding even if our drainage system was at full capacity. >> the mayor says residents should not panic but they should be prepared. eric fisher, the chief meteorologist at our boston station, wbz, has more on the surprising storm. >> good morning, everyone. harvey remains a very dangerous hurricane. yesterday was the day of strengthening. we still have a potent system and there is still a chance of more strengthening before it comes ashore. the biggest issue here is we'll have a potent hurricane that stalls before it reaches the texas coastline. a lot of heat in the west. that's a wall that blocks harvey. once it gets to the texas coastline, it has nowhere to go. there aren't enough cold fronts to grab it and pull it off to the north and east. what we're left with is days of spinning near the texas
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coastline. late tonight into early saturday morning, this is where it makes landfall. expect it to be just to the north of corpus christi, perhaps as a category 3 hurricane. that would be the first in the united states since 2005. that's a record streak. then as we look into the weekend and the start of next week, look what happens. it just drifts up the coastline very slowly, and if it drifts out to sea a little bit, there is a chance it could actually spin up to a hurricane yet again, and this is really going to boost the storm surge and the rain totals, and these rain totals could be exceptional. we're looking at one to two feet of rain, locally two feet to as much as perhaps 40 inches of rainfall. that has happened a couple times before in texas, 40 inches of rain over a couple of days. you can picture how devastating a flood risk that's going to end up being. some people have to watch out very carefully. we have a storm surge, and because you have a tropical system, the winds piling up water and that's possible it makes the flooding worse from rainfall, because as all that
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water gets pushed ashore and the storm doesn't move much, it doesn't allow the water to drain. if there are evacuation orders in your area, i certainly religion yurge you to listen to those officials. ahead this morning, we'll have extensive coverage of hurricane harvey. david begnaud will be in corpus christi. manuel rodriguez reports from texas and demarco morgan from washington. there are two fiscal storms brewing in washington, the debt ceiling and funding the government. the feud is heating up. seth lemon has more from here in new york. good morning, seth. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. in a series of tweets, president trump accused mitch mcconnell and paul ryan of bostching efforts to lower the national debt. it could make it difficult for the white house to advance its
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agenda and now the countdown to get several key things done by the end of september is on. president trump took a swipe at the two men he'll need to get his agenda through congress. he tweeted, i requested that mitch mcconnell and paul ryan tie the debt ceiling legislation into the popular va bill which just passed for easy approval. they didn't do it, so now we have a big deal with dems holding them up, as usual, on debt ceiling approval. it could have been so easy. as usual, it's a mess. >> i think the relationship is fine, but there are a lot of shared goals and that's what we're focused on. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan was asked about the debt ceiling on a boat tour in everett, washington. >> we pay our debts and we'll continue to do so. i'm not worried that's not going to get done because it's going to get done. >> reporter: congress has until the end of september to raise the debt ceiling and pass a spending bill to prevent a government shutdown.
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presently the senate majority leader and paul ryan say they are united. privately president trump and mitch mcconnell haven't spoken in weeks. >> this congress is interested in getting america growing again. >> reporter: the president blamed mcconnell again for the health care failure in the senate. mcconnell joked about how hard it is to be the senate leader with a slim majority. >> it's a little bit like being a groundskeeper at a cemetary. everybody is under you but nobody is listening. that's what you get with 52 to 48. >> reporter: the president has urged mcconnell to ditch the filibuster rule in order to sideline the democrats, something mcconnell says is off the table. another complication could be the president's threat to force a federal government shutdown if congress doesn't provide the money and funding for his promised border wall. today the president meets with secretary of state rex tillerson
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before heading to camp david with the first lady. anne-marie? >> seth lemon here in new york. thank you so much, seth. well, the navy recovered the body of a second sailor missing since a destroyer collided with an oil tanker earlier this week. the search for eight missing sailors inside the damaged ship continues. the collision happened near singapore monday. it tore a hole in the ship's hull, flooding communication and machinery rooms and areas where the crew slept, among others. the mayor of charleston, south carolina says a shooting at a restaurant crowded with tourists was the action of a disgruntled former employee and not a hate crime or a terrorist attack. the shooting took place in the heart of downtown. a fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held one person hostage. >> a man came out. he was hold beiing a revolver is hand. i walked up to the front door, locked it, told everybody to get down. >> police shot and critically
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injured the gunman. the hostage was rescued unharmed. an update on a story we reported yesterday. the state department says 16 americans associated with the u.s. embassy in havana, cuba suffered from unexplained ailments. the government says the incidents are no longer occurring. earlier the government said the symptoms appear to have been the result of a covert sonic device, but no device has been found. and the winner of the biggest undivided lottery jackpot in u.s. history says she wants to sit back and relax. in an unusual move for the winners of big lottery jackpots, may have is wanczyk came forward almost immediately after she won the $758 million powerball prize. >> i'm nervous but i'll be okay. i'm coming down from all that and i want it to be just me and be alone and be able to be me and figure out what i want to do. >> after taxes, wanczyk will get
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$336 million. she already quit her hospital job and she says she wants to hide in her bed for a while and figure out what to do next. coming up on the morning news, a cheerleading investigation. video surfaces of a teenager being forced to perform painful splits. and ribbon cutting for new york's newest bridge. this is the cbs morning news. so let me ask you this... how does diabetes affect your heart? it doesn't, does it? actually, it does. type 2 diabetes can make you twice as likely to die from a cardiovascular event, like a heart attack or stroke. and with heart disease, your risk is even higher. you didn't know that. no. yeah. but, wait, there's good news for adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease. jardiance is the only type 2 diabetes pill with a lifesaving cardiovascular benefit. jardiance is proven to both significantly reduce the chance of dying from a cardiovascular event in adults who have type 2 diabetes and heart disease and lower your a1c.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ ♪ well, the wait is over. taylor swift's new single is out. "look what you made me do" dropped late yesterday to streaming platforms and itunes. it's her first single from her album "reputation" which will be released in november. on cbs money now, gas prices are set to rise and whole foods are dropping prices. meg oliver is here from new york with more on that. good morning, meg. >> reporter: anne-marie, good
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morning. retail stocks did well while food companies struggled. they were split between stocks that rose and fell. the dow dropped 28 points, the s&p 500 dropped five points and the nasdaq 7 points lower. the storm on the west coast is raising gas prices. it is estimated gas will jump from 5 to 10 cents a gallon in some parts of the country. the reason food stocks took a hit was amazon's announcement that will cut prices at whole foods. amazon takes over the organic grocery chain monday. it plans to lower prices for avocados, eggs and other products. amazon will also start selling whole foods brand products on its website. apple will get $208 million
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in state and local tax breaks to build two data centers near des moines. apple says the data centers will create at least 50 jobs. ceo tim cook says apple will contribute up to $100 million to the improvement fund in waukee, iowa where the new data centers will be located. anne-marie? >> meg oliver, thank you. still ahead, a baseball game turns to fight night. punches are thrown and benches are cleared several times during a tigers-yankees game. benches were cleared at the san diego tigers game. right for you. is xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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good morning. it's (day and date) i'm ke here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ wait a minute, here we go. here we go.
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roma and cabrera get into it! >> tempers were hot in detroit after this all-out brawl. the tigers miguel cabrera exchanged words yesterday with new york's catcher, oscar romine. it led to wrestling at home plate and this was the first of three bench-clearing fights in yesterday's game. in all, the manager, a bench coach and three players were ejected. tensions are building in the fight pitting mayweather against mcgregor. the two will battle tomorrow night in las vegas. mayweather comes in as a favorite with an undefeated record of 49 matches as a pro. the revenue could reach $32 million. using social media to sell music. a closer look at taylor swift's marketing techniques and how she's able to create so much buzz.
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our top stories this morning. folks along the texas gulf coast are bracing for hurricane harvey. it's can you rememburrently a c storm with sustained winds of 105 miles an hour. harvey poses a grave risk for millions of people. it is expected to come ashore late today or early tomorrow north of corpus christi. harvey is strernngthening and i could be the fiercest hurricane to hit the u.s. in nearly a dozen years. and president trump again lashed out at congressional republican leaders. on twitter he said efforts to increase the u.s. debt limit are a mess. he also went after senate majority leader mitch mcconnell over failed efforts to advance health care legislation,
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writing, he failed. a feud is brewing between the boy scouts and the girl scouts. the boy scouts are accused of crossing the line in their recruitment. adriana diaz reports. >> reporter: after 105 years of teaching girls to overcome obstacles, the girl scouts say they're now facing a new one: the boy scouts. the boy scouts of america, or bsa, tells cbs news it's considering an expansion, potentially creating a separate division for girls. in a blistering letter monday to boy scout leadership, the president of the girl scouts called the potential move a covert campaign to recruit girls, citing the boy scouts' declining membership. to be clear, this is not a statement on the work that bsa has done and continues to do. rather, it is a statement on the short-sightedness of thinking that running a program specifically tailored to boys can simply be transported to girls. lisa helgenberg has a daughter
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in the girl scouts and a son in the boy scouts. >> they can just be who they are. there is no pressure to be anybody else. girl scouts starts leadership and empowerment and good decision-making at six years old with the girls, and i don't find that the boy scout program is set up to start that quite as early with the boys. >> reporter: in a statement, the boy scouts told cbs news based on numerous requests from families, the boy scouts have been exploring the benefits of bringing scouting to every member of the family, boys ask gir -- and girls. no decisions have been made. one such request came from 16-year-old sidney ireland who has launched an on-line campaign. >> i think that girls should have the opportunity to join either program. >> reporter: she's been an unofficial member of her brother's troop since she was four and has always dreamed of becoming an eagle scout which is exclusive to boy scouts. >> i really want to be part of the boy scouts because their mission and the scout oath and the scout law is really something that i live by. >> reporter: we reached out to
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the presidents of both the girl scouts and the boy scouts but neither was available for an interview. the boy scouts have not yet set a timeline for making a decision regarding girls. adriana diaz, cbs news, chicago. on cbs this morning, your brain and addiction. the science behind why drugs and alcohol are so difficult to quit and new methods that can help end the cycle. and using social media to sell music. a closer look at taylor swift a marketing techniques and how she's able to create so much buzz. that's the cbs morning news for this friday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. people love my breakfast burritos.
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it is fry-yay! [ laughter ] >> friday! >> i'm kenny choi. >> i'm anne makovec in for michelle griego. we're looking at hot temperatures this week. >> very hot temperatures. i'm already sweating. [ laughter ] >> my santa rosa is one of the coolest for weeks and why am i sweating? oh, i'm not in santa rosa! >> that's what happens in the dressing room! [ laughter ] >> kenny, you have to spend less time on the hairdryer there! [ laughter ] >> good morning. santa rosa, it is 50 degrees. it is 58 in san jose. and mid-50s oakland and in the tri-valley. today warmer than yesterday. it was pleasant yesterday except it was windy. temperatures in the mid-60s to the 70s. up to the low 90s away from the bay into our inland areas. we have the full forecast coming up. but right now,


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