tv CBS This Morning CBS December 5, 2017 7:00am-9:00am PST
next and we'll keep you updated on the the opposite wild fire burning in ventura county. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, december 5th, 2017. welcome to cbs this morning. there is breaking news, a southern california wildfire burns at least 150 buildings overnight and threatens thousands more. we're at the scene in ventura where the fire is sweeping through neighborhoods. >> president trump's lawyer says that the president cannot obstruct justice after comments over michael flynn raised the possibility that he did. we'll look at what could determine if mr. trump broke the law. >> a decision today could rock the winter olympics. russia is in danger of being thrown out of the games for state-sponsored doping. and david begnow spent weeks in puerto rico after the
hurricane. this morning, he's in florida following hundreds of thousands of puerto ricans who have gone to the u.s. mainland to rebuild their lives. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> these flames are brutal. >> gusting winds just fueling those flames. >> the prospects for containment are not good. >> wildfire rages through southern california. >> nerve-racking to see a fire up on the canyon heading your way. >> scoffing at the idea that robert mueller is building a case for obstruction of justice. >> president trump has seemed to confirm he knew michael flynn had lied to the fbi. >> it's certainly evidence that goes to obstruction of justice and i believe the president is no more above the law than any other american. >> congressman john conyers is expected to announce that he will not be seeking re-election, as he faces sexual misconduct allegations. >> it's up to the people of alabama now. >> alabama senate candidate roy moore now with the backing of president trump as well as that
of the republican national committee. >> the president told him he would be with him 100% and to go get 'em. >> parts of the dakotas and minnesota seeing blizzard and even whiteout conditions. >> all that -- >> to win the game for pittsburgh. and it is -- good! >> bosswell is mr. clutch. >> and all that matters. >> billy bush isn't backing down from his criticism of president trump's remarks on the infamous being an se access hollywood tape. >> i would also like to say that's not me. you don't get to say that. >> that is the cbs evening news tonight, i'm jeff glor. >> jeff glor made his evening news anchor debut last night >> jeff glor cbs news anchor. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places.
welcome to cbs this morning. we, too, send our congratulations to jeff glor, job well done. it's nice when your family's cheering you on. >> champagne, too. >> champagne and all. >> not that i was surprised, he did a great job. >> yes, he did. >> i'm gayle king. this is norah o'donnell. this is bianna golodryga. a wildfire exploding across southern california. look at these flames, racing into the city of ventura, home to more than 100,000 people. >> at least 150 structures have already burned. thousands of homes are under mandatory evacuation orders. people rushed to escape overnight. the flames destroyed a transmission line causing power outages to more than 260,000 customers. containment is at zero percent. >> more than 30,000 acres are burning northwest of los angeles. santa ana winds are pushing the flames. jamie yuccas is in ventura with more. >> reporter: over my shoulder where you see those flames burning, that's where a 200-unit
apartment building once stood. it is now gone. firefighters are trying to save whatever structure they can in this fast-moving fire. but right now the flames are at zero percent containment. >> we have to get out of here right now. >> reporter: thousands of californians have left their homes overnight as flames raced into their backyard. >> i'm not going to wait around for somebody to have to come rescue me so i'm out of here. >> reporter: others weren't as eager to leave. >> sheriff's department. >> it's our home, you know. don't want to see it go. you can't panic. you just go with the flow. it's just the wind. you don't know where it's going to go. >> reporter: winds moving at more than 50 miles per hour are driving the flames west. making conditions more difficult for first responders. >> with winds like this, fire growth is just absolutely exponential. >> reporter: ventura county fire chief says more than 500 firefighters are on the ground. desperately working to gain the upper hand. >> as far as getting ahead of
the fire, that's exactly what we're doing right now, but it's in defense of structures and property right now, not actually trying to put the fire out. >> you can see those flame also out there, power just went off. >> reporter: flames torched a key transmission line, knocking out power for more than 260,000 customers. >> the only thing we're seeing right there are streets. all the homes in this area, power is out. >> reporter: the ventura county sheriff jeff dean. >> the main power line source runs along this ridge and that's what the fire's burning down. areas that aren't necessarily affected directly by the fire are being affected by sporadic fire out angs as the fire burns down the power lines. >> reporter: 1,000 firefighters battled the flames from the ground overnight but we just were able to see the first helicopter dump water. that's because conditions until now were too dangerous for those helicopters to go up. firefighters are concerned that wind conditions could pick up and make things dangerous toda. >> jamie, thank you. the newest white house comments about the firing of
white house national security adviser michael flynn are raising obstruction of justice questions today. president trump's lawyer is now trying to separate mr. trump from that talk, saying it's impossible for a president to obstruct justice. margaret brennan is at the white house with the latest on the story. margaret, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. sources tell cbs news that president trump was informed in late january by white house counsel of inconsistencies in michael flynn's statements about his russia contacts, but it was not clear at that point that flynn had lied to the fbi. a distinction that could make a difference as to whether the president himself committed a crime. >> flynn lied and they destroyed his life. >> reporter: president trump may have obstructed justice if, in fact, he knew that general flynn had lied to the fbi at the same time he urged former director james comey to stop investigating him. but mr. trump's personal lawyer john dowd strongly disspuputed that, telling cbs news the
president cannot obstruct himself because he's the country's top law enforcement officer. yet past u.s. presidents have faced obstruction of justice charges during impeachment proceedings. >> i'm going to ask him myself is there proof of that. >> reporter: now attorney general jeff sessions was an alabama senator in 1999 when he argued president bill clinton had obstructed justice during the investigation into his affair with intern monica lewinsky. >> this matter involving this impeachment is not about sexual conduct, it's about perjure and obstruction of justice. >> reporter: the trump white house has spent the past couple of days distancing the president from a tweet sent from his thkt weekend. this suggested he knew early on that flynn had committed a crime. attorney john dowd claims he was the wordsmith who crafted it. >> the lawyers are the ones that understand how to put those tweets together. >> reporter: yet monday, white house adviser kellyanne conway suggested it was somewhat else who typed it. >> i know that what mr. dowd
says is correct, what he says is that he put it together and sent it to our director of social media. >> reporter: whether the crafting of that post was the result of sloppy wording or revealed the president's prior knowledge is now in question. multiple sources tell cbs news that prior to flynn's plea, the president had only been told that he had given similar misleading statements to both the vice president and to the fbi. it wasn't until the white house was presented with a transcript of flynn's call with the russian ambassador that it became clear he had lied. >> all right, margaret, thank you so much. controversial alabama senate candidate roy moore now has an endorsement from the president and backing from the republican national committee. the rnc actually reversed itself overnight. three weeks after withdrawing support because of sexual misconduct allegations against moore. at least nine women claim the candidate globe roped, dated or
pursued them, some when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. in fair hope, alabama, where moore will hold a rally tonight. >> reporter: this rustic venue will be teeming with supporters tonight and a prominent one in particular, former white house chief strategist steve bannon whether has been pushing establishment republicans to embrace roy moore. this even after one of moore's accusers has come forward with new evidence. >> we dated for a brief time and we kissed with my consent. and i'm very sad that he's decided to say he doesn't know me. >> reporter: debby gibson was one of the first women to share her story to "the washington post" of moore's alleged sexual misconduct. she says she was 17 and moore was 34 when they met in 1981. in a follow-up interview with the "post," the now 54-year-old presented a high school graduation card from moore. >> i wanted to give you this card myself. i know that you'll be a success
in anything you do, roy. >> reporter: moore has denied knowing any of the women who revealed their alleged encounters with them. >> i do not know any of these wom women, did not date any of these women. >> i felt like this was the first thing that i seen that i know personally for a fact to be a lie. >> reporter: a cbs news poll shows 71% of alabama republicans say the allegations against moore are false. the same poll shows more leading the senate race 49% to 43%. steve flowers writes about alabama politics. he says moore's ahead because his key supporters are more likely to turn out at the polls. >> his voter is an older person, and older people tend to vote more than younger people just folk obvious reasons, they got more time to vote. >> reporter: volunteers for moore's opponent, democrat doug jones are scrambling to rally supporters. >> are you supporting doug
jones? >> yes, i am. >> reporter: a representative for roy moore tells cbs news roy moore knew debby gibson and her family but does not recall any formal dates. president trump will be at a rally in pensacola, florida, on friday night, but it's unclear at this point how much will focus on alabama's senate race. >> manny, as you mentioned that election is one week from today, thank you. in a few minutes, michigan democrat john conyers is expected to announce that he will retire from congress amid growing sexual misconduct allegations. cbs news confirms that the 88-year-old will not seek re-election for the house. a former staff member came forward yesterday with new allegations. she says conyers put his hand up her skirt in church. conyers has denied any wrongdoing. cbs news has also learned
that conyers grand nephew, michigan state senator ian conyers, will run for his seat. billy bush has returned to tv to challenge president trump who has reportedly denied that his voice is on that infamous
access hollywood tape. bush appeared on cbs late show with stephen colbert last night after writing "the new york times" op-ed responding directly to the president. jericka duncan. >> good morning. describing that as a gut punch every time. he did not mince words, echoing the same charge he made in "the times." >> you can't say that. that is your voice. i was there. you were there. that's your voice on the tape. >> billy bush pushed back hard on president trump's reported denial of the access hollywood tape. >> in the last 14 months of my life, i've been dealing with it. you dealt with it for 14 minutes and went on to be the president. >> reporter: the tape was released one month before the presidential election. >> you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them
by the [ bleep ]. you can do anything. >> reporter: then candidate trump issued a public apology that same day. >> i said it. i was wrong. and i apologize. >> reporter: after the tape
surfaced, more than a dozen women accused mr. trump of sexual misconduct. the president denied all of the accusations. then last month, "the new york times" reported that not long after his win, president-elect trump told a republican senator that he wanted to investigate the recording, adding, we don't think that was my voice. according to "the times," mr. trump has continued to suggest that the tape was not actually him. and that struck a nerve with bush who says he believes the women who have accused the president of wrongdoing. >> you're reopening wounds on them too. enough's enough. >> reporter: bush wrote an op-ed titled, yes, donald trump, you said that. in it, he said there were seven other guys on the bus at the time, adding every single one of us assumed we were listening to a crass stand-up act. surely we thought none of this was real. >> so you think he was just sort of lying to impress you? >> if i thought there was a man detailing a sexual assault strategy to me, i would have called the fbi, not just
reported it to my executive producer. >> well, bush says in 2005 when the tape was made, mr. trump was a big star on nbc's the apprentice and, quote, everybody had to kiss the ring a little bit of the donald because he was making so much money for nbc. bianna. >> really puts things into perspective, right, what a year it has been. i'm glad he didn't back away from owning what he says or his own mistakes. jer jericka, thank you. lawsuits are being filed to challenge president trump's plan to reduce the size of two national monuments. the president was in utah yesterday to sign the proclamation shrinking the protected land. it reduces bear ears from more than 1 million acres to around 200,000. and grant grand staircase from nearly 3 million acres to 2 million. the supreme court is hearing arguments this morning in one of the biggest cases of its term, a battle between religious liberty
and anti-discrimination. lines started forming yesterday for a seat inside the court. justices will hear arguments from a colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple in 2012. the court ruled in 2015 the constitution protects same sex marriage nationwide. now it will decide just how far that protection goes. jan crawford spoke to both parties in this landmark case and she joins us from outside the court, jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you can see, this case is attracting a lot of attention. and it pits a right to free speech and free religion against a right to be free from discrimination. a devout christian baker on the one hand and a same sex couple who just wanted a wedding cake. jack phillips had been making wedding cakes for nearly 20 years when the couple walked into its masterpiece cake shop outside denver. >> he asked us who the cake was for and when we said it was for
us, he said he would not make a cake for a same sex wedding. >> reporter: mullins and craig were getting married in massachusetts and were planning a celebration back home in colorado. >>. >> i was embarrassed that my mom had to see me go through that. and you know, i have to be honest, i started to break down and i cried. >> i tried to respectfully apologize. i couldn't create this thing. >> reporter: phillips says his cakes are personal artistic expressions. >> i serve everybody who comes to my shop. so in this case, i will gladly sell you anything in my shop. but it's just i can't create a cake for. >> reporter: to muller and craig, it was discrimination. they filed a complaint against phillips and won. >> what we went through was humiliating and painful and degrading. and we didn't want another loving couple to have to go through that.
>> reporter: but for phillip, the ordeal was also painful. >> phone calls were coming, harassing, swearing at you to where my wife was afraid to come into the shop at points and just there were tears. what's going on, what do we do? >> reporter: phillips stopped making wedding cakes so he wouldn't be forced to violate his beliefs. >> what if the supreme court ruled against you? >> if we have to close the business in order to stand for our faith, then that's what we'll do. >> reporter: now phillips lawyer says the case could affect all sorts of creationive professionals forced to create artwork that conflictings with their religious beliefs but the couple says this is a straight-up case of discrimination. >> really interesting. jan, let me ask you about the other big news out of the supreme court, them upholding the president's travel ban, said it would take full effect. what can you tell us about that decision? >> this is a win for the
president. it's a temporary win, but it basically means that the travel ban can stay in effect while all these appeals play out. that the trump administration will be able to fully enforce this ban until all these lawsuits are resolved. now, two judges in hawaii and maryland had said that the restrictions on trump's travel order has to be limited. and that travelers with bona fide connections to the united states could not be kept out of the country. in most cases, citizens from eight countries will be unable to enter the united states. it applies to people from six -- mostly muslim countries and north korea and venezuela. >> all right, jan, thank you. a star linebacker for the pittsburgh steelers is hospitalized this morning after monday night football. he fell after a hard hit and appeared to be unable to move his legs. he was carted off the field. reports say he has a spinal cord concussion and he is improving.
later, cincinnati linebacker von taz burfict left on a medical cart. pittsburgh, by the way, won this game 23-20. cincinnati had been winning for most of the game so it was a shock they ended up losing. >> sacrificing a lot for a win. >> in the process. a kentucky man, meantime, who admitted his role in more than half a billion dollar government fraud is tracked down thousands of miles from home. the manhunt that finally captured the fugitive con a see good morning we still have a king tied in effect and expect those to peak around 11 am this morning. our afternoon highs look like
whistleblower is even in more danger. >> you're watching cbs this morning. e danger. >> you're watching cbs this morning. i wondered if she could do the stuff she does for us which is kinda, a lot. and if that pain could mean something worse. joint pain could mean joint damage. enbrel helps relieve joint pain, and helps stop further damage enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been someplace where fungal infections are common. or if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure or if you have persistent fever, bruising, bleeding or paleness. don't start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. since enbrel, my mom's back to being my mom. visit enbrel.com... and use the joint damage simulator to see how joint damage could progress. ask about enbrel.
enbrel. fda approved for over 18 years. right. in. your. stomach! watch this!... >>yikes, that ice cream was messing with you, wasn't it? try lactaid, it's real ice cream, without that annoying lactose. lactaid. it's the milk that doesn't mess with you. discover card. i justis this for real?match, yep. we match all the cash back new cardmembers earn at the end of their first year, automatically. whoo! i got my money! hard to contain yourself, isn't it? uh huh! let it go! whoo! get a dollar-for-dollar match at the end of your first year. only from discover. ♪
delicious recipes made holidwith nutella! the holidays never tasted this good. discover holiday recipes at nutella.com. i was thinking around 70. to and before that?re? you mean after that? no, i'm talking before that. do you have things you want to do before you retire? i'd really like to run with the bulls. wow. hope you're fast. i am. get a portfolio that works for you now and as your needs change with investment management services. and the wolf huffed like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out,
which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. symbicort could mean a day with better breathing. watch out, piggies! (child giggles) symbicort. breathe better starting within 5 minutes. get symbicort free for up to one year. visit saveonsymbicort.com today to learn more. is time you make for yourself. aveeno® daily moisturizing lotion with active naturals® oat. locks in moisture to improve skin wellness in just one day.
right now: good morning. right now thousands of city workers are on strike after months of negotiations. essential services like 911 and police and fire will not be affected by the strike. fairy commuters need to find another way to get around as goldengate operations will be shut down while crews inspect the landing. we will have your traffic and weather in just a moment.
drive through that area over to 101 which is a 45 minute delay. 101 along the a short freeway you can see traffic is flowing in both directions. we are tracking a heavy ride along the east short freeway. we will see dry and sunny conditions all week long. we will have near freezing conditions tonight across the north bay valley. this is ocean beach and our current conditions are and even upper 60s across part of the south bay today. here is what is happening early tomorrow, 25 0 and 30 0 expected for the north bay valley. afternoon highs could reach near 70 0.
♪ the senate passed the largest tax overhaul in decades and they really tried to rush it through. republicans were frantically making handwritten last minute changes to the bill behind closed doors. you know what's interesting is these senates basically finished this tax bill the same way i tried to finish my exam after the teacher said pens down. i said pens down. i said, no i'm done. and that. trevor, give me your paper. sorry, man. here it is. and that and that and that and that and that. >> but that is so true. that is so true. for a lot of people. for a lot of people.
>> did you do that in school? >> i can relate. i confess. i can relate. very good. >> very good. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you should know this morning. the deadly wildfire destroying homes northwest of los angeles. the fire swept into ventura overnight. at least 150 structures have burned. this morning 27,000 people are forced from their homes. firefighters face winds gusting to more than 60 miles an hour. forecasters warn this will likely be the strongest and longest santa ana wind event of the season. and tax overhaul closer to becoming law. house republicans voted yesterday to go to conference committee to reconcile their bill with the senate version. members of the conservative house freedom caucus held the vote over differences on funding the federal government. republicans hoped to have the final bill on the president's desk before christmas. and the luxury car maker is racing into sport utility vehicles. lamborghini unveiled what it
calls the fastest suv in the world at its italian headquarters yesterday. it can reach speeds of 189 miles an hour. it can go from zero to 60 in under four seconds. the starting price, a cool $200,000. >> wow. it's good looking but for an suv, you know, usually i have kids in the back. my question is does it come with a vacuum cleaner for the cheerios in the backseat. we'll learn in a few hours if russia will be banned from the winter olympics in february. olympic officials may punish russia for running an elaborate state-sponsored doping program during the sochi winter games. several russian athletes have had hair 2014 medals taken away. don is here with the decision that could break new ground. good morning. >> good morning. if the international olympic committee bans russia it would mark the first time a country has been banned for doping. vladimir putin said that will be humiliating.
it could also put the russian scientist who exposed the scheme at an even greater risk. nearly four years after sochi and less than ten weeks until pyeongchang, russia's olympic future is in jeopardy. as punishment for russia organizing its state sponsored doping scheme, the ioc could impose several sanctions, a total ban on russia, the neutral flag option which would allow clean athletes to compete independently of russia or a plon tear fine. nancy covers sports for usa today. >> putin in particular seeing the olympics as a way to show russian strength and even as humiliating and embarrassing as a ban would be, i think he would still want them there to show the world the strength of russia. >> the decision comes several years after allegations began circulating about russia's doping program. in a 2016 interview on 60 minutes, an elite runner revealed details about the program, fuelled by russia's
anti-doping agency. >> she says you know, i'm doping. i'm -- all my teammates are doping as well. >> and what do you think? >> i had suspicion, but i was hoping that i'm here to fix something. she says that's not what they do. they help russian athletes to win medals. they do testing, but fake testing. >> that same year, the former head of a russian anti doping lab came clean to a u.s. based film maker. >> were you the master mind of the statewide system that cheated the olympics? >> yes. >> it was the most audacious plan in the history of the olympics. >> reporter: jim walden is his attorney. he says while his client never met with putin himself, he believes the russian president knew what was going on. >> if the ioc bans russia from the next winter olympics, that seems to me that there would be a much larger bull's eye on his
back. >> i think you're absolutely right. russia will never forget so he's going to be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life no matter where he is. >> russia can challenge any ioc challenge by appealing to the court of arbitration for sports but consider this. russia won a record 13 gold medals in sochi putting the team in first place. once the doping program was exposed russia was stripped of four golds and its first place standing. >> i can tell you russians take their sports very seriously especially vladimir putin. thank you. a kentucky lawyer who disappeared after his conviction in a massive social security fraud case is in a honduran jail this morning. he escaped house arrest in lexington before heading to mexico. he spent the last three months in honduras. vlad, good morning. >> good morning.
he pleaded guilty in march to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in a $550 million social security fraud case. but before he could be sentenced authorities say he cut off his ankle monitor and ran. >> reporter: a honduran s.w.a.t. team captured eric hahn as he came out of a restaurant. police were reportedly given his location after he connected to the wi-fi. he was known in lexington, kentucky, for billboards touting him as mr. social security. >> when he represents you, there will be no fear. >> reporter: he faced a maximum sentence of 12 years for bribing a doctor and judge to approve disability claims based on fake medical evidence. the fraud reached into the hundreds of millions of dollars, mostly affecting his clients in the impoverished parts of virginia and kentucky who then had to fight to try to keep their disability checks. a lawyer representing some of
the 1,500 clients spoke with cbs news by phone. >> we've always been convinced that he hoarded lots of cash, millions of dollars and hopefully his capture now will give us an opportunity to try to recover some of that money. >> he had been under investigation for years. in 2013 he took the fifth when appearing before a senate committee looking into disability fraud. >> i respectfully assert my constitutional right not to testify here today sir. >> he's set to be brought back to the united states today. while he was on the run the judge did give him the maximum sentence of 12 years. now he faces the prospect of much more time behind bars and your heart just goes out to those folks who had to fight to keep their disability checks because of this fraud. >> absolutely. vlad, thank you so much. thousands of puerto ricans who lost everything in hurricane maria are pouring into florida. ahead, the emotional toll on families after the disaster and how many are working to try and rebuild their lives on the u.s. mainland. you're watching "cbs this morning."
very off) that was beautiful. yeah? yeah! ♪ now through saturday, get $10 off your disney pixar coco purchase of $50 or more. toys"r"us. today we play. mi'm evenarts win the kitchen. i need my blood sugar to stay in control. so i asked about tresiba®. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that lasts even longer than 24 hours. i need to shave my a1c. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® works like my body's insulin. releases slow and steady. providing powerful a1c reduction. i'm always on call. an insulin that fits my schedule is key. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ i can take tresiba® any time of day. so if i miss or delay a dose, i take it when i remember, as long as there's at least 8 hours between doses. once in use, it lasts 8 weeks with or without refrigeration, twice as long as the lantus® pen. (announcer) tresiba® is used to control high blood sugar in adults with diabetes. don't use tresiba® to treat diabetic ketoacidosis,
during episodes of low blood sugar, or if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. don't share needles or insulin pens. don't reuse needles. the most common side effect is low blood sugar, which may cause dizziness, sweating, confusion, and headache. check your blood sugar. low blood sugar can be serious and may be life-threatening. injection site reactions may occur. tell your prescriber about all medicines you take and all your medical conditions. taking tzds with insulins like tresiba® may cause serious side effects like heart failure. your insulin dose shouldn't be changed without asking your prescriber. get medical help right away if you have trouble breathing, fast heartbeat, extreme drowsiness, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, dizziness or confusion. ask your health care provider if you're tresiba® ready. covered by most insurance and medicare plans. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ we're on a mission to show drip coffee drinkers, it's time to wake up to keurig. wakey! wakey! rise and shine! oh my gosh! how are you? well watch this. i pop that in there. press brew. that's it. so rich. i love it. that's why you should be a keurig man! full-bodied. are you sure you're describing the coffee and not me? full-bodied.
take a momwith lindor.d... smooth, melting, crafted by the lindt master chocolatiers. whenever, wherever. lindor, from lindt. life's too short for ordinary chocolate. aswitch to new pantene light as air foam conditioner, full of rich pro-v nutrients. for 100% conditioning, 0% weight new pantene foam conditioner. unlike ordinary toothpaste, colgate total fights bacteria on teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums. giving you the confidence of a healthier mouth. colgate total. be totally ready for life.
three months since hurricane mar maria, hundreds of thousands in puerto rico left to the u.s. mainland. one study estimates more than 470,000 people will leave puerto rico over two years. many need help to make the transition. david begnaud is at the resource center in orlando. that is the first stop for many of the arrivals. >> reporter: good morning. when we arrived the first person we saw was maria. she's right there on her phone. she was here with her two boys and her mother. they arrived on a midnight flight from san juan with no place to go. they are waiting until 9:00 a.m. when the disaster center opens. here they'll give you help and they'll give you hope. martinez and her husband jose rodriguez found hope in this hotel room.
this is home for now. she arrived in orlando with $4 in her pocket. >> did you lose everything? >>. >> reporter: we first met the couple at the airport. >> she emotionally is heart broken because she misses her island. >> what we're seeing here is that you know, we have a crisis in puerto rico and now it's moving to central florida. >> reporter: the federation is a nonprofit organization which helps port ree cans arriving here find housing, register to vote and learn english. > folks that are coming here and the families are running into difficulties. you know, to find a house, to find a job, to, you know, register their children if they don't have the documents. >> reporter: more than 1 million live in florida. in 2016 the state had the second highest puerto rico population.
>> they arrived in florida on september 24th. four days after hurricane maria made landfall. they've spent 72 days in a hotel room with double beds. >> being like inside four walls is not helping my stress. >> your sanity. >> exactly. >> reporter: 17-year-old is one of about 2,500 hurricane maria survivors who have enrolled in the orange county school system. she's debating going to college here in florida. many universities are offering students in state tuition. she's already been offered a scholarship. >> job opportunities, i think it's better over here. >> reporter: what makes you emotional? >> all the stress. i don't know anyone who has gone through what we're going through. >> reporter: she's considering returning to puerto rico eventually. >> she has the dream of going
back. >> reporter: there is a political component to this that a lot of people are talking about. florida is a prized swing state. consider this. in last year's presidential election the latinos went to the democrat. the latino vote went to the democrat. president trump won the state of florida but by 100,000 votes. if 200,000 people have come here decide to vote what could that do in next year's midterm election. >> we still think of the election of 2000. thank you. up next, a look at this morning's other headlines including growing worldwide concern about president trump's decision on jerusalem. and legendary actor dustin hoffmann gets defensive when he brings up accusations of 's winds have subsided and our wind advisories have been canceled. the beach conditions are still rough out there and we have a
king tied peaking at 11 am this morning. we could see a huge swing in those temperatures dropping late tonight and early tomorrow with subfreezing conditions. is in full swing. ( ♪ ) you are going to be a big surprise. (whining) aww, i see a big puppy. i see a b-i-i-g pu-u-ppy. hey greg! that's ford, america's best-selling brand. now get exclusive holiday offers, with 0% financing for 72 months across a full line up. for a limited time, get an additional $1,000 cash back on top of 0% financing for 72 months. get these exclusive offers during the ford year end sales event.
4 out of 5 dentists confirm... ...these crest pro-health... ...products help maintain a... ...professional clean. go pro with crest pro health crest pro-health... ...really brought my mouth... ...to the next level. whatever it takes, wherever i have to go...i'm beating this. breast cancer treatment is continuing to evolve. ctca is definitely on the cusp of those changes. we really focus on taking the time with each individual patient so they can choose the treatment appropriate for them. i empower women with choices. it's not just picking a surgeon. it's picking the care team, and feeling secure where you are. visit cancercenter.com/breast appointments available now. you could ever give her. the best thing and it still is. levian chocolate diamond jewelry. only levian makes jewelry with chocolate diamonds. at kay, the store for the chocolate she'll love forever. does your moisturizing romine does. an mvp? aveeno® skin relief.
with oat oil and natural shea butter, it softens very dry skin and lasts for 24 hours. aveeno®. it's a game changer. hi, i'm mindy kearns. it's great nice to meet you too. your parents havbelking ab. sorry about that. they're all about me saving for a house, or starting a college fund for my son. actually, i want to know what you're thinking. have a seat. knowing that the most important goals are yours. multiplied by 14,000 financial advisors, it's a big deal. and it's how edward jones makes sense of investing.
. welcome back to cbs this morning. here's a look at other headline for you. the "washington post" reports arab warnings are mounting as the u.s. considers a move to declare jerusalem the capital of israel. president trump is likely to outline a new policy in a speech tomorr tomorrow. arab leaders say this could trigger potential unrest across the muslim world and end peace efforts. the palestinian foreign minister called for an emergency meeting of the arab league which is expected to take place later today. "usa today" says more than 4,000 guns were sold to disqualified buyers. the fbi issued requests last year to retrieve the guns, it's the largest number of such request in ten years. the buyers are probably people the background check system should have blocked because they had criminal records or other problems like mental health issues. the seizures highlight a flaw in the system. a gun sale is allowed after three days even if the
background check is incomplete. politico reports prosecutors say while under house arrest, president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort tried to write an op-ed with a russian operative. prosecutors working for special counsel robert mueller filed court documents yesterday. they allege that manafort enlisted a colleague with reported ties to russian intelligence to help him ghost write an op-ed about his work in ukraine. they say that that violated a judge's gag order and want manafort to remain confined to his home. the brazenness of that is incredible. tough to believe. >> you would think he would have learned his lesson. maybe not. and the "new york times" this morning reporting a new facebook app for children ignited a debate about kids and social media. facebook unveiled its messenger kids app yesterday for children 13 and under. parents must approve who their kids chat with through their own facebook accounts. critics say many children are too young to process social media interaction. facebook says parental oversight allows for a more controlled
environment. >> yeah, it's for kids under the age of 13. you guys both have kids in the house under 13. you hear a lot of parents complaining about this. what do you say? >> to be honest, i don't know enough about it but i'll look into it after reading this report. >> i don't know how i feel about it yet. >> well, i'm past 13. there are already twice as many cases of flu this year compared to last year. ahead, a flu expert tells us why the vaccine does not work very well and the best way to protect ourselves. we'll be right back. i used to have more hair. i used to have more color. and ... i used to have cancer. i beat it. i did. not alone. i used to have no idea what the american cancer society did. research? yeah. but also free rides to chemo and free lodging near hospitals. i used to maybe give a little. then i got so much back.
... i used to have cancer. please give at cancer.org. ♪...nausea, heartburn,♪ indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ here's pepto bismol! ah. ♪nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!♪ so we know how to cover almost we've anything.st everything even a "red-hot mascot." [mascot] hey-oooo! whoop, whoop! [crowd 1] hey, you're on fire! [mascot] you bet i am! [crowd 2] dude, you're on fire! [mascot] oh, yeah! [crowd 3] no, you're on fire! look behind you. [mascot] i'm cool. i'm cool. [burke] that's one way to fire up the crowd. but we covered it. talk to farmers. we know a thing or two because we've seen a thing or two. ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪
you or joints. something for your heart... but do you take something for your brain. with an ingredient originally found in jellyfish, prevagen is the number one selling brain-health supplement in drug stores nationwide. prevagen. the name to remember. pain from chest congestion can make this... when you have a cold, ...feel like this. all-in-one cold symptom relief from tylenol®, the #1 doctor recommended pain relief brand. tylenol®. when food is good and clean and real,
are expected to vote good morning. today leaders in san francisco are expected to vote on testing robots on city streets. the robots would be limited to speeds of 2 miles per hour. a massive insurance fraud bust, police say 22 suspects tricked insurance companies out of more than $30,000 using auto body shops to file crash reports. traffic and weather after this break.
the speed is below 20 miles per hour. this is 101 near the ups building, a car is blocking one of those lanes and everyone has to move to the left or right and it is causing a big backup heading into san francisco. here are some great views of san francisco right now. temperatures are not too uncomfortable, we are in the 40s and 50s. santa rosa is at 36 0. sunshine in store for the next several days but don't let that full you, tomorrow morning it will be cold with subfreezing conditions. it will feel chilly all across
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, december 5th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president trump's lawyer says it's impossible for a president to obstruct justice. attorney rikki klieman is here in studio 57 today ready with her legal opinion on that. plus, john oliver challenges dustin hoffman over his response to a woman accusing him of sexual harassment. first, today's "eye opener" at 8:00. a deadly wildfire across california, the flames racing into the city of ventura. >> reporter: over my shoulder where you see the flames burning right now is where a 200-unit apartment building once stood. president trump was informed in late january of
inconsistencies in flynn's statements about russian contact. >> reporter: this ruskin venue will be teming with supporters, even after more accusers have come forward with evidence. >> the former "today" show host describes hearing his reaction to donald trump on that tape as a gut punch every time. >> you feel shame when you when about your behavior. >> i feel like i sacrificed a little of who i am in the moment. >> the supreme court upholding the president's travel ban. >> reporter: this is a win for the president. a travel ban can stay in effect while all these appeals play out. incredibly, the fbi director that trump fired controlled the president with a quote about the truth. apparently, this is how the united states government works now. the president posts policy on twitter, high-ranking officials troll the president on instagram, then it all goes to congress for a final facebook post, just as the founding fathers intended.
♪ i'm norah o'donnell with gayle king and bee yawna golodryga. firefighters in california are racing to contain a wildfire that forces thousand phrase their homes. the fire broke out yesterday northwest of los angeles and exploded in size overnight. 150 structures have already burned. >> as far as threatening the city, ventura is one of several burning in southern california right now. santa ana winds -- jamie, good morning. >> jamie, thank you. >> reporter: -- have put out fires in these homes, only to have embers flying in the winds, whipping up, reignite them.
they say it's been a frustrating night for them. we know at least 150 structures have burned and that 31,000 acres have burned with about 27,000 people evacuated as firefighters continue to battle this. >> yeah, 0% contained at this moment. stay safe. this morning, new talk over what president trump knew when he fired national security adviser michael flynn. sources tell cbs news the president was told in january about inconsistencies in flynn's answers about his contacts with russia's u.s. ambassador, but the sources say mr. trump was not told that flynn had lied to the fbi, because lawyers were not sure of that. >> michael flynn pleaded guilty on friday to one charge of lying. one day later, the president tweeted that he fired flynn because he lied to the vice president and the fbi. now, trump attorney john dowd helped write the tweet, but sources say it was worded poorly. it has now led to questions about whether the president obstructed justice when he told then fbi director james comey he
hoped comey would let the flynn investigation go. now, in a statement, dowd told cbs news the president "is the chief law enforcement officer of the united states and comey's superior. he cannot obstruct himself!" >> cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman is joining us at the table to discuss this. so many questions are raised here. as a kid in school, you're always told everyone is above the law. so, is the president's lawyer correct, that the president cannot be charged with obstruction of justice? >> no, i don't believe he's correct at all. you have to look at what the word is. you used the word charged, gail. he may be correct about that, but can a president obstruct justice? of course a president can obstruct justice, and if he does or she does, they must pay the consequences. we have to look at what obstruction of justice is. it's the intent to corruptly influence, impede, or obstruct a proceeding or the fair administration of justice. it's a very unsettled question.
and in this regard, the lawyer's right, that we believe, or legal authorities believe that you cannot be prosecuted, you can't be charged in a criminal court. why do we believe it? because it's never been done, which doesn't mean it can't be done. we just don't think it can be done. >> well, in fact, ken starr, who investigated president clinton during the monica lewinsky scandal, actually had his legal scholars put something out that said it is legal for a grand jury to indict the president. same thing with nixon and the watergate scandal. they also concluded that you could indict a sitting president. >> there is a mixed bag. that the great constitutional scholars of the land right now believe you cannot indict, but be that as it may, we certainly know the remedy is impeachment. that is the traditional remedy. and the idea that you say you can't -- my client, the president, can't obstruct justice, we know from nixon and from clinton that in the articles of impeachment, the
charge, or one of the charges was obstruction of justice. jeff sessions, the present attorney general, said that bill clinton, he believed, had obstructed justice, so -- >> and continuisn't it further complicated the president saying i didn't do it, my lawyer did it. because when the president tweets, you believe it's the president tweeting. that's what we've always believed. >> and i think we still believe that. the difficulty of the lawyer getting involved is two-fold. number one, let's look at strategy here. the strategy throughout has been, this never happened. there was no russian collusion. the president never obstructed justice. well, now we've moved to another strategy, which is the, well, if it happened, the president cannot obstruct justice. that's a major shift of the defense strategy. so let's look at the fact that the lawyer now says he, in fact, wrote or dictated the tweet. well, by now talking about that process has he waived the
attorney-client privilege? is there an issue here that he's simply speaking that out loud creates a whole new problem that will wind up with robert mueller? >> and when it comes to this president, it's the tweets in particular that seem to get him in trouble. he's written thousands of tweets. can they be used as evidence of obstruction? sean spicer this past summer said the tweets are his official statements. >> well, i think that the tweets can certainly be used as part of the evidentiary arc, if there is at some point in time ever a charge of obstruction that is for impeachment purposes. you put all the things in the basket that happened. you put the conversation with comey, you add in the tweets. it doesn't mean, and i agree with the people who have said there would not be for the president of the united states a look at a charge, if you will, or an impeachment of the president based on his tweets
alone. that's not going to happen. and as this may never all happen, but that basket is getting more and more full, and robert mueller now has all kinds of other things that he can ask. >> all right. rikki klieman, thank you so much. moscow's new u.s. ambassador says the ongoing russia probe is making his job difficult. antoly antonov, used to be the country's deputy foreign minister and deputy defense minister. now he says many u.s. officials are hesitant to meet with him. his predecessor, sergey kislyak, is a key figure in special counsel robert mueller's investigation. margaret brennan asked antonov about the mueller probe in his first interview since becoming ambassador in august. >> reporter: how do you possibly get past the mistrust around the 2016 election? >> it's very difficult to try to a black cat in dark room, where there is not any cat at all.
>> reporter: you're saying there's no story there? >> there's not any proof of russian interference into your election. >> well, antonov called himself a hostage of the feud between the republican and democratic parties. the u.s. intelligence community has concluded that russia attempted to influence the presidential campaign through hacking. an exchange between comedian john oliver and actor dustin hoffman is getting a lot of attention this morning. during a discussion at a movie screening last night, oliver asked hoffman about an allegation of sexual harassment in hollywood. hoffman is facing an accusation that he sexually harassed a 17-year-old female intern on a movie set in the 1980s, including that he made lewd comments while "hollywood reporter" published the allegations. >> dustin hoffman responded at the time "i feel terrible that anything i might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. i am sorry. it is not reflective of who i am." oliver last night criticized
that response as a copout and says blaming it on a different era doesn't show self-reflection. then he showed hoffman part of what the accuser wrote. >> i read today her diary and she had this one thing that's been wrapping around my head. she says nobody's 100% good or bad. dustin's a gig, but i love him a lot. >> do you believe this stuff that you're reading? >> i believe what she wrote, yes. >> why? >> because there's no point in her lying. >> well, there is a point in her not bringing this up for 40 years. >> oh, dustin. >> tense exchange. oliver said he felt he needed to address the subject. during the conversation, hoffman said roles like "tootsie" show his respect for women. >> well, it's certainly something everybody's talking about, so i do think he had to bring it up with dustin hoffman
sitting there, but it did seem very awkward. >> especially for the two, between them. >> yes. this year's flu season could be much worse than last year. top infectious disease expert is here in studio 57 today with why the latest vaccine may only help 10% good morning. we still have the king tide along our coast and it will peak around 11 am this morning. here is the rest of the full moon that is leading to those waves getting bigger. afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 60s and late tonight it will get very cold. it will be 25 0 to 31 0 expected for the north bay valley.
a the co-founder of retailer everlane once vowed never to put his product into physical stores, but that just changed. the ceo will be here in studio 57 to show us why he now thinks brook-and-mortar stores are back in fashion. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪ and the wolf huffed and puffed... like you do sometimes, grandpa? well, when you have copd, it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said... symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes.
symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. symbicort could mean a day with better breathing. watch out, piggies! (child giggles) symbicort. breathe better starting within 5 minutes. get symbicort free for up to one year. visit saveonsymbicort.com today to learn more. kelp is on the way! with herbal essences bio:renew made with active antioxidants that work from the inside out... to help animate lifeless hair. let life in with herbal essences bio:renew. ♪ cars here and there. badeals everywhere. ♪
♪ hurry in and save. it's not too late. ♪ ♪ save lots of cash. long as it lasts. ♪ ♪ deals so much better. than an ugly sweater. ♪ ♪ come and get your toyota. come and get your toyota! ♪ right now during toyotathon. get great year end savings on a huge selection of our most popular models offer ends january 2nd. for great deals on other toyotas, visit toyota.com. ♪ come and get your toyota! toyota. let's go places. unlike ordinary toothpaste, colgate total fights bacteria on teeth, tongue, cheeks and gums. giving you the confidence of a healthier mouth. colgate total. be totally ready for life.
new concerns about the flu season. health officials say there are signs this may be a rough winter. confirmed flu cases at just over 7,000 are more than double what they were this time last year. the virus is now widespread in four states. the dominant strain is h 3n 2 which may cause more severe illness, even more troubling this year's flu shot is the same one used in australia's flu season when it was only 10% effective. australia typically sets a pattern of what we will see
here. a professor at harvard and an infectious disease expert who heads up her own research lab is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> so 10 to 60% effectiveness. what do we know about this year? >> well, so that's true. you know, on average about 40% effectiveness for the flu vaccine. we -- you had mentioned that in australia they did have a poor season with only 10%. they had a very bad flu season, about five times as many cases than the previous year and a lot of it has to do with the vaccine was only 10% effective so it's even low nor the flu. so with that there's a lot of people that are susceptible and because the formulation, the vaccine that they used in australia is the same one we are going to use this year, we expect something similar. >> why can't we get a better flu vaccine?
>> they're an inactive version of the virus that we present to our immune system and the immune system gets to see it, to recognize it and learn it so we're ready to respond. the problem with flu and the virus that causes the flu is that it changes. it's very diverse. lots of different strains and it's changing all the time. and so by the time we pick a version of the virus to make into a vaccine and put it into production might take six to eight months and in that time the virus might change. and so that's an issue and then also just in the production itself, we have to grow it up and we normally grow it up in bird eggs and in that time it also can mu state in production itself so it diverges in two directions. >> i can ask this because my son is not watching and he's at school. every year he cringes when we have to go get that flu shot. i tell him it's mandatory. we all go in there, my husband, myself, my son. is it worth getting a flu shot every year if it's not that
effective? >> it's still worth getting a flu shot. personally i always get a flu shot. even 10% effective is better than anything and if we all get -- a lot of it has to do with immunity. the more people protected and for a year that it's low effectiveness, it's even more important that we get as much resistance and we don't allow the virus to grow and change. >> are you more susceptible to getting colds and the flu in general when you got a shot? >> when you get a shot, no. the shot is giving your immune system a practice run so it could be protective across the board and it's not only protective from getting the flu but also the severity of the flu if you get it. >> next year is the 100th anniversary of the flu epidemic that killed 50 million people worldwide. i know you're concerned about a
pandemic. >> i'm always concerned. i've worked onebola and because it can move so quickly it's caused three massive outbreaks in the 20th century including the 1918, caused 50 million deaths. a significant portion of the world's population. but the good news is that the same tools that we can use to stave off seasonal flu are the same tools that we would use to stave off a pandemic as well as to flu or any virus. there's a lot of fun technologies for that. >> we'll have to leave it there. thank you so much. 13 states are asking the supreme court to get involved in a dispute over eggs. and coming up next, panda diplomacy with the help of france's first lady. like it already. you're watching cbs this morning. we'll be right back. when you have a cold stuff happens.
shut down cold symptoms fast with maximum strength alka seltzer plus liquid gels. when it comes to moving packages on a global scale, nobody does it better. he's also an avid cookie connoisseur. dig in, big guy. but when it comes to mortgages, he's less confident. fortunately for nick, theres rocket mortgage by quicken loans. it's simple, so he can understand the details and get approved in as few as eight minutes. apply simply. understand fully. mortgage confidently. rocket mortgage by quicken loans. why do people put why does your tummy go "grumbily, grumbily, grumbily"?
no more questions for you! ouph, that milk in your cereal was messing with you, wasn't it? try lactaid, it's real milk without that annoying lactose. good, right? -mmm, yeah. lactaid. the milk that doesn't mess with you. (boy plays a chord) (dad plays the chord and it sounds very off) that was beautiful. yeah? yeah! cc1 test message toys"r"us. today we play.
good tuesday morning. two people are hospitalized and one person is in jail after a shooting in the parking lot of a target store yesterday. the person detained was found walking near the crime scene. you municipal transportation agency will consider surge pricing on parking meters in san francisco. traffic and weather coming up after this break.
sfx: tinny headphone music sfx: feet shuffling life can change in an instant. be covered when it does... ...with a health plan through covered california. we offer free expert help choosing the best plan for you. and all of our plans include free preventive care. financial help is available, so check for yourself to see what savings you qualify for. for health insurance starting january 1st, enroll by december 15th. because you never know when life... ...will change. get covered today.
good morning. it is a slow ride into san francisco this morning. here is traffic as you are heading off the bridge on westbound 80 near fremont street. it will be a slow ride due to in accident blocking one lane on 101. here is a live look at the scene right now. they are working on loading up that vehicle that is blocking that lane. heading eastbound the lower deck of the bay bridge has
delays because there was a hit and run crash approaching treasure island. we are in the red for our bay area roadways. here is our sunshine and winds not as strong as they were yesterday. our temperatures in the 40s and 50s right now and cooler for santa rosa at 36 0. late tonight into tomorrow temperatures will be very cold which means some plants and pipes could have struggles tonight so it is a good time to prepare. we will have light dry winds coming through northern california. for now our winds are calm around 7 miles per hour. we will have dry conditions the next several days through the
well, did it work? yes, it did. the demolition charges worked this time. explosives finally brought down the silver dome in michigan. monday's demolition as you may recall took out the upper levels. on sunday it was a very different story. the implosion meant to bring down support beams failed because of a little wiring problem. crews were back today to continue tearing it apart. >> i wonder if that -- because the staid jum is so strong or because those that engineered the explosives didn't do a good enough job. >> i would go with the latter. >> i would to. i'm thinking it's that too. it's a little wiring problem. >> a little wiring issue.
>> but they got it all straightened out. welcome back to cbs this morning. >> right now it's time to show you some of the headlines. the new york times director is defending the agency after president trump says the bureau is in tatters. in an e-mail to fbi employeers christopher wray said he was inspired by their dedication to justice. president trump accused fbi agents of unfair treatment of former national security advisor michael flynn who actually pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi. >> the boston herald has a followup on a story we reported yesterday about rob gronkowski being suspended one game. he plans to appeal. the patriots tight end threw his forearm into the back of the player's head on sunday. he apologized after the game. he said his actions stemmed over frustrations from the lack of
consistency from the officiating crew. youtube will hire more reviewers to screen videos after backlash over kids' content. a advertisers pulled away after youtube reported videos of vie lieutena lent themes. 13 states have launched a new legal challenge to california's egg law. the states are asking the u.s. supreme court to block the measure. it requires any egg sold in california to come the hens that have space to stretch out in their cages. the states claim that since the law took effect in 2015 it has cost consumers nationwide up to $350 million because of higher egg prices. if los angeles times looks at a study that says eating for your health is also better for the environment. researchers say if citizens in 28 high income nations followed their government's dietary recommendations, green house gases related to food production
would fall by up to 25%. and the amount of land needed to produce food could also drop by as much as 17%. >> interesting. and billboard reports that ed sheeran topped spotify's 2017 most streamed list. you're watching -- well, you're hearing it too. this is a top song. it's called "shape of you." i love this song. his album was streamed more than 3 billion times making it the most streamed album of the year and he's the most streamed artist with more than 6 billion streams. rounding out the top five, drake, lamar and the chain smokers. a lot of people accept that ed sheeran was not nominated for a grammy. >> i love all five of those artists. >> but ed sheeran's got his fair share of grammys from past years. >> he does. retail experts predict this year will end with nearly 7,000
store closings across the u.s. but one retailer is joining the growing list of online companies opening brick and mortar stores. every lane just opened its first physical store in new york city. the move marks a huge departure from what every lane cofounder and ceo told the "new york times" in 2012. back then he said, we are going to shut the company down before we go to physical retail. i am quoting you in your own words. every lane earned $100 million in revenue last year. michael is at the table so you kind of cluck led when you heard yourself a few years back. so why were you wrong? >> no, michael, let's talk about that for just a second. >> let's talk about it. >> you were so adamant about it but i heard on the oprah winfrey show years ago you have the right to change your mind. >> absolutely. we believed we could do this online only. what we found is customers like
to touch things before they buy them. you know, especially products when it's cashmere, when it's nice quality and then moreover, everlane is about that ethical part of the brand and we want to help bring that mission to life. so we wanted to build a space where we can tell the stories of our products and we decided retail is that avenue for us. >> was it a hard decision to make? >> i think the hardest part was the number of people telling me that i made that quote and rubbing it a bit in my face but it's okay. >> so was it you were facing declining sales or you just weren't growing? >> no, we've been doubling every year for the past three years. it's really an opportunity to bring the mission to life. we -- you know, the ethics, the transparency, we tell you the cost of everything we make and then what you're paying so you can see that markup and we tell you the stories of our factories and we want people to have a space where we can actually tell those stories in real life, not just online. >> as you know, time is money for consumers these days and
it's hard to get people into a store. what is it that you're doing that entices people to come in? >> it was a scene i never expected. we had 75 people in line the entire weekend for the store. and i think what they're looking for beyond just retail is an experience. they want to come in, they want to feel the brand and they want to bring that to life. and traditional retail isn't doing that right now. >> what do you sell? if i go to your store, are you wearing your -- >> i am. cashmere. button downs, we have denim, we just launched denim and it's mostly actually for women. we sell all basics and the idea is to create the best quality basics and offer them in a transparent and ethical way. >> you keep saying transparent. what do you mean by that? >> so imagine that you know when you buy our cashmere, you know the factory where it came from, you know how many workers work there. you know we've done all the right audits and in every product you can feel comfortable buying from every lane. and it's affordable.
>> i heard from reliable sources that you can hear a making of a t-shirt. i have no idea what that means. >> we've recorded the -- there's 13 sounds of a t-shirt. the different sewing, the different finishing, the dyeing process and you can put that on and hear inside of our factory. we give if you're in l.a. we give tours of our factory. >> so where are most of your clothes made? >> depends. every product is best for that country. all of our shoes are made in italy. we have cashmere out of mongolia. we make t-shirts in los angeles and there's a lot happening in vietnam. so denim, we found one of the cleanest factories there the world. >> to go back to the experience of being in the store, what's interesting and we are seeing in more and more stores the socializing, bringing people together, hosting events, doing yoga classes, what have you so it's not about the individual shoppers as much as it is the clektdive. >> yeah, we're not doing yoga classes yet. we don't have yoga cloetds bthe
this everything we're hosting an event where people can come and ask questions and we'll be doing events all throughout the months and we believe that's a big part of the future of retail. >> and you started this company when you were 25. how old are you now? >> i'm 32. >> so what did you see at 25 that you thought, i want to do what? >> i grew up on the west coast and on the west coast there's this really open and honest way of communication. and the internet was part of that. we tlaugt thhought we could do thing to apparel. >> you said affordable. what's your definition of affordable. >> silk all under $100. >> who's your target consumer? >> our mind it's anyone who wants to know where their product comes from. so we're seeing 18 yee-year-oldd 85-year-olds come into the store. >> that's a big range. >> it's about a state of mind. it's about wanting to know, it's about wanting value, wanting to
get quality and we're really trying to make quality products that last and there's a real shift in consumers now days. >> you're right about that. congrats to you. you and your team are doing something right. >> thank you. >> thank you for coming to the table. >> from pacemakers to organ transplants, science -- don't leave yet, michael. >> live tv. don't you want to stay with us a little longer? >> i'll stay as long as you want me. >> a new novel explores how technology can help us liff forever. you really want to do that? hello, stanley bing. >> okay. maybe that's not his real name. >> hello stanley bing with the joys and dangers that may come those winds have subsided and our wind advisories are now
canceled but the beaches are still a bit rough out there as we still have a king tide this morning . afternoon highs have sunshine and temperatures in the mid to upper 60s. there will be a big swing in those temperatures late tonight and early tomorrow, we will have subfreezing conditions. baskin-robbins, makes pizza night cool.
technology like jeff bezos and peter tale a peter teal are donating things that are out of this world. the possibility of eternal life. >> the new novel is called immortal life, soon to be a true story. imagine future where humans evolved in digital form. gill is a senior executive vice president and chief communications officer for the cbs corporation and more that will life is published by simon and shoouser but for the purpose of this interview you're going to call you stanley and you may call me beyonce. so stanley, this is the thing. when i read this book i don't know if your intention was to scare us or to make us think because it involves body transplants and brain transplants and this is a big departure for you. why was this subject so fascinating to you? >> first of all it involves people who have a lot of money and they're in business and they
have never failed at anything, these silicon valley types and they are looking into the possibility of essentially copying your brain, doing a -- if you think of the brain as a computer you can back up your brain. you put it in a storage unit, and then if you can create a new housing forit, then you've got a new body and this could be done infinitely. >> what fascinates you about that? >> i'm a -- i'm not as young as i used to be and i would like to live forever. and i think a lot of people when they get to the age, you could be 40 and suddenly realize, wow, you know what? it would be really nice to line extend my life and be around in 100 years. >> right. the idea being that your personal device could be implanted into your brain and that you could live immortally once the body essentially dies. >> well, the body -- your old body may die, but you probably can create a new one. right? >> because all of your knowledge would be in this which can be
transplanted. >> at least it can be sent. it can be sent up to the cloud. the cloud can hold it and then it can come down and then the question is how do you get the new body. and we're right now printing, you know, organs, kidneys are being printed, they're not working yet, but if you move the world 20 years, 25 years into the future, it's easy to see how you might be able to create life by printing it. and then you have a new body and i think, you know, i'm feeling pretty good, but if somebody offered me a brand new body -- >> at one point there was a printer of a 3d penis. i'm asking what are you saying here? >> it's certainly an organ. >> this is a morning program. >> it is. >> but the mogul who does print that does appreciate the ability to do so. >> a follow on that t one reviewer of this book did call
it an optimistic nightmare. >> you know, i like the fact that it's scary. i mean, i think some of the best -- i think some of the best entertainments that we have especially ones thinking about you know, how the world is going, they should be a little scary and when you're talking about transplanting a consciousness from one person into a body that has its own consciousness, i mean, our hero, gene, he's not very bright and his brain was newly created. gene wants to live and here comes this massive consciousness of this 127-year-old mogul pouring into his head. and that's uncomfortable. >> yeah. >> so that should be scary and i think by the way, you don't have to be in the future to be scared about the world. >> you dedicate this book to the tech titans right of the world. you have marc zuckerberg, elon musk. i think about google approaching its 20th year.
and we're now at this point of technology, whether it's intentional or not becoming involved and some really questionable activities with regards to elections, what have you, social media. what role do you see technology having in the future? is it more of a positive thing or as you said, parts of it are scary. >> i think the problem with technology is not in itself -- i mean, they do a lot of good things. the problems happen when people do tech because they can. in other words, they made bombs because it was so interesting to figure out how do you do that. nuclear power plants, you know, wow, we could do that. let's try to do that. now the tech guys are doing a lot of stuff like for me self-driving cars. they'll be able to do it. >> do you want one? >> i don't want one. i really like a big car with horsepower and my feeling about self-driving cars is no one will be able to drive their car. it has to be everybody in line all going -- you'll be doing in that self-driven car, you'll be
connecting with the cloud through your implanted tech. so i mean, it's just like not creating human beings. >> so do you take it in such a fantastical ride because you say he's 127 years old. a young person in the book is 60 which i like very much and his empire is $63 trillion. where did you get the $10,000 bathrobe? >> well, i live in new york a lot of the time and you go to have breakfast and it's $40 and it used to be 1.99. >> i like that women are heroes in this book. >> yes, they are. absolutely. they save the planet. >> stanley bing, thank you. >> thank you so much. >> we invite you to subscribe to our cbs this morning pod cast. you'll get the news of the day, extended interviews and pod cast originals. find them all on itunes and apple's pod cast app.
good morning. right now thousands of oakland city workers are on strike. talks broke down yesterday after months negotiations regarding wage increases. services like 911 and fire will not be affected and schools will be in session. ferry commuters , service is shut down today and tomorrow as crews are working on the landing. in attorney for josi and as garcia plans to appeal his client conviction on another charge. last week he was convicted of being a felon in possession of
warning for your wednesday morning, get ready tonight because it will be chilly. southern california is still dealing with those santa ana winds. taking a look at your 7-day forecast there is a lot of sunshine all the way through the weekend. some areas could reach the 70 degree mark. we have another accident we are tracking. good morning everyone. northbound 280 you can see we are in the red with a 38 minute ride. that crashes blocking one lane. we are tracking a slow start across the san matteo bridge, this is the westbound side. the bay bridge plaza jampacked in the red into san francisco.
(wayne laughing) wayne: mind blown! cat: "i'm really, really, happy." wayne: yay! jonathan: it's a trip to rio de janeiro! tiffany: arghhh. wayne: go get your car! bingo! jonathan: woot, woot! wayne: goal! - go for it. go for it! jonathan: it's time for "let's make a deal." now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey, everybody, welcome to "let's make a deal." i'm wayne brady. who wants to make a deal? three people, let's go. you, bradley, come right here, bradley. the clown, the clown, the clown. and the purple... mouse? whatever you are, yes. everybody else, have a seat, have a seat. yes, come on over here, stand right there. come on over here, stand right there, face the camera.