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thanks for watching kpix 5 news this morning. your next local update is 7:26. ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, january 24th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." a kentucky town grieves for two teenagers killed in a high school shooting that left 18 others hurt. a 15-year-old boy is in custody. the motive is a mystery. we'll talk to a student whose quick response helped save a friend's life. special counsel robert mueller is preparing to question the president about the russia investigation and the firing of fbi director james comey. attorney general jeff sessions launches a new investigation into those fbi text messages sent during a critical period in the russia probe.
and what philip morris hopes to market as a new cleaner alternative to cigarettes. we'll take you to canada where the device is already on sale to learn about the potential benefits and risks. before he hosts sunday's grammy awards, james corden comes to studio 57 to tell us how this year's show will be different. >> he's always fun. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. [ sirens ] >> my one thought was get out of there, just survive. >> it was terrifying. >> kentucky mourns after a deadly school shooting. >> this is a wound that is going to take a long time to heal. >> robert mueller looking to question president trump directly. the attorney general and james comey have both been interviewed by mueller's team. >> senate democratic leader chuck schumer withdrawing funding for the president's border wall from negotiations. >> we're still in play. we can try and maybe even win. >> the state department says
multiple u.s. citizens were killed and injured during a weekend attack on a luxury hotel in kabul, afghanistan. >> larry nassar, the michigan sports doctor who admitted to sexually assaulting athletes will be sentenced today. >> tammy duckworth about to become the first u.s. senator to give birth while serving in office. >> all that. >> lebron james the youngest player who scored 30,000 points. >> all that matters. >> i have this new incredible experience i'm now a part of with norah and gayle, and the people working, lots of people working right now on tomorrow's stories. >> shouldn't you be asleep? >> either asleep or waking up. i can say good morning to myself, actually. >> on "cbs this morning." >> amazon opens its artificial intelligence powered amazon go store. will that be the future? >> first they sold us the future and now they found a way to sell
us the past. because we hated going to the store and they invented prime delivery. man, i have to wait? they're like, have you guys heard about stores? this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell, with gayle king and john dickerson. another small town in america is mourning the victims of a school shooting and asking why it happened. a church held a vigil in benton, kentucky to honor those killed and injured at marshall county high school yesterday. >> bailey holt and preston cope died from gunshot wounds. they were both 15 years old. 14 other students were wounded. another four were trampled and injured while trying to escape. a 15-year-old suspect is in custody. >> this is the latest of at least 11 school shootings in this country since january 1st.
adriana diaz is in benton, 100 miles northwest of nashville, with the response to this latest attack. adriana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the shooting has shaken this tight knit community of less than 5,000 people. police haven't identified the shooter or his motive but investigators, including the fbi and the atf, are trying to figure out why this student walked into his school and opened fire. >> it still doesn't feel real. it doesn't feel like it actually happened. >> reporter: moments after arriving at school, teenagers were scrambling for cover as their fellow student began shooting. >> it sounded like there was a fight, someone was hitting on the window. i took out my headphones and turned around and everyone was just broken up. >> reporter: the school immediately went into lockdown. but some students had already fled the grounds. >> i took off. i started running. i was scared for my life. >> reporter: one student went back inside to rescue her friend who was unharmed. >> she was my friend. i can't leave her. and we got her and left.
>> five shots fired, four down at the hospital at marshall. >> reporter: police arrived to the school just seven minutes after the first 911 call. they quickly found the gunman and arrested him. >> he was apprehended by the sheriff's department onsite at the school, thankfully before any more lives could be taken. there's no way to know how far farther it would have went. >> reporter: busses evacuated uninjured students to a nearby middle school. frantic parents raced to the chaotic scene, hoping to find their children. >> you don't think it's going to happen here, you know? like i said, as soon as you hear it, it's terrifying. >> reporter: five of the victims were airlifted to vanderbilt university medical center in nashville. preston ryan cope died at the hospital. bailey nicole holt was killed at the scene. they were both 15. kentucky governor matt bevin. >> this is a wound that will take a long time to heal and for
some in this community, it will never fully heal. >> reporter: children will have trouble returning to the school where their friends were killed. >> there will be some fear. i can't look at the school the same, because i know what happened. >> reporter: there are still five patients at vanderbilt university medical center. but all are expected to survive. the shooter will be charged with two counts of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder. the county attorney says those charges should come within the next 48 hours or so. but that he plans to try the teen as an adult. >> adriana, thanks. earlier this morning we spoke to a junior at marshall county high school who arrived just as the shooting was unfolding. tristan cline was able to rush his friend to the hospital. good morning, tristan, how are you doing this morning? >> i'm doing good. i'm still in a little bit of shock. but i'm better. >> i know you got to the school during the shooting. describe what happened. >> i just arrived at school and saw everybody rush out in a
panic. there had to have been 400 kids. and i started to flee in my car. that's when i saw my friend danny, he was laying in the field, he had been shot. and he was surrounded by some teachers. and they didn't know what to do. i put him in my car. >> so you helped bring danny into your car and then to the hospital? >> yeah. one of my teachers, dan lee, and my assistant principal, were there and helped get him into my car. he was shot in the shoulder. and he was scared and he didn't -- no one really knew what to do. i put him in my car and drove as fast as i could. >> tristan, you just reacted, amazi amazingly. what was going through your head when you were driving there and while all of this was happening? >> terror. i was scared. i mean, i didn't know if the shooter was behind us. i didn't really know what --
where anything was going on. i just saw so many kids running. there were people running that were shot. danny, he made it about 50 yards outside the school before he collapsed. and that's when the teachers rushed to him, trying to help him, they realized he was shot. i was just scared. there was a lot of fear. >> we understand that, tristan. let me ask you this. nobody ever thinks this could happen to them, certainly not at their school, not at their home. what do you and your friends and your community need most at this time? >> we need each other. there's a lot of people that's affected. i mean, everybody in our county is feeling this. i've been called -- i was called probably 30 times before 9:00 that morning, checking if i was okay. that was just close friends and relatives. everybody wants to know what's going on. they just want to be together to help each other through it. >> we can all learn a lot from
your actions. tristan cline, thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> our hearts of course go out to tristan and everybody in that community. the white house believes special counsel robert mueller will interview president trump in the next few weeks. mueller's questioning would focus on possible obstruction of justice in the firing of fbi director james comey. >> the president and other republicans claim there's bias in that investigation. and it extends to missing text messages sent by two fbi officials who worked on the russia probe. the president tweeted this last night: where are the 50,000 important text messages? blaming samsung. paula reid has the latest from washington. paula, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. actually 50,000 texts have been found but the president is correct that the fbi is still missing five months' worth of text messages exchanged between two fbi officials accused of
bias. cbs news has confirmed that the mueller team has spoken with james comey and jeff sessions. attorney general jeff sessions is the first of the president's cabinet known to be interviewed by special counsel mueller. >> no, i didn't, but i'm not at all concerned. >> reporter: but the president didn't seem too worried yesterday when asked about the meeting. earlier this month president trump discounted the idea of being interviewed himself. >> it has been determined that there is no collusion and by virtually everybody. so we'll see what happens. >> i think the president has to be concerned. >> reporter: kim wehle is a former federal prosecutor who is an independent counselor during the whitewater investigation. what kind of information could attorney general sessions offer to the special counsel? >> he could be a target of the special counsel himself or he
could give information about people higher up in government, such as the vice president, the president, jared kushner. >> reporter: the missing text messages are from a critical five-month period during the russia investigation. but senate intelligence chairman richard burr tamped down any conspiracy theories. >> i don't know that i read anything into it. there may be a technical glitch at the bureau. >> reporter: senator chuck schumer says the focus on text messages is an attempt to divert tension aw attention away from the mueller investigation. >> he shouldn't be thwarted in any way. the diversion they're trying to do with mueller and others is not good for the country. >> reporter: a senior law enforcement official tells cbs
news that shortly after james comey was fired as fbi chief, president trump asked the number two at the fbi who he voted for in 2016. something that will surely be of interest to robert mueller. >> paula, thank you so much. the senate's top democrat has changed his mind about paying for a wall along mexico's border. minority leader chuck schumer offered to go along with president trump's demand less than a week ago. now schumer says the wall is off the table. the president responded on twitter last night, saying if there is no wall, there is no daca. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so schumer argues that the president scuttled that deal they were crafting so he's scuttling his offer. now that the two sides are embarking on new negotiations here on capitol hill. but it's also true that democratic political considerations have changed. last week, they were trying to show that they were bending over backwards to try to avert a shutdown. so they let it be known that
schumer was willing to meet the president's full request for border wall funding, about $25 billion in exchange for legal protections for immigrants brought to this country illegally as children. but now, they are taking a tougher stance to try to pacify a furious liberal base, activists who say democrats caved on government funding for nothing more than a promise from the gop leader to hold a vote on dreamers next month. congressional negotiators now have just 15 days to cut a dreamer deal. and republicans say schumer's backtrack is going to slow things down. democrats argue, john, that republicans have been slow walking these talks for months. >> thanks, nancy. looks like a solutions is a long way off. save the children's office is the newest target for terrorists in afghanistan after a suicide car bombing and rampage this morning. at least two people were killed
in the eastern city of jalalabad, following a high profile assault in a hotel in the capital, kabul. four americans were among 22 killed over the weekend. two more americans were wounded. david martin is at the pentagon. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the trump administration is five months into a new afghan strategy that is supposed to turn a stalemate into a win. so far, it has been unable to stop terrorists from killing american citizens and others in kabul. eyewitnesses said six taliban fighters roamed the halls of the intercontinental hotel, looking for foreigners to kill. some guests escaped over balconies while others hid under beds or in bathtubs. it took nearly 14 hours for afghan commandos to take back the hotel. by then, 22 were dead, many more wounded. >> the taliban has claimed responsibility. we don't have any proof of that
yet. >> reporter: seven years ago, the taliban claimed responsibility for a similar attack on the intercontinental which left at least 21 dead. more recently, 40 people were killed last month in the bombing of a cultural center. and 150 in a truck bombing last may. after 16 years of war and 2,400 american combat deaths, the afghan capital is so unsafe, visitors have to take a helicopter from the airport to the u.s. embassy. and the blast walls around the city keep getting higher. >> it's a country at war. and it's a capital that is under attack. >> reporter: general john nicholson, the top american commander in afghanistan, told lara logan of "60 minutes" the new u.s. strategy relies on afghan troops to do the fighting, backed up by american air strikes. there are 13,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. nicholson said there are no plans for any major increases. >> this is it, right? there's no more, this is the end game? >> yes, this is the end game.
this is a policy that can deliver a win. >> reporter: a win means forcing the taliban to negotiate an end to the fighting. and nicholson estimates it will take two years for the new strategy to produce results. in the meantime, kabul will remain a target for high profile attacks not just by the taliban but by any of the 21 terrorist groups that operate in afghanistan. >> david, thank you. the ncaa is opening an investigation into how michigan state handled sexual abuse allegations against former u.s. olympic director larry nassar. nass areas employ nassar was employed by the university at the time he sexually assaulted girls. more than 150 victims have given impact statements in court since last week. more are speaking right now ahead of nassar's expected sentencing later today. dr. jon lapook is here, he's been following the story. jon, good morning. >> good morning, gayle.
michigan state university students will protest friday to demand president luana simon resign over the scandal. but a member of the school board says she will not step down. many of nassar's accusers accuse the university and usa gymnastics for allowing abuse to last for years. >> your priority should have been my health. yet your priority was solely to molest me. >> reporter: as mattie larson addressed larry nassar in court, her emotions ranged from sadness to rage. >> i can't put into words how much i [ bleep ] hate you. >> reporter: she says she once purposely injured herself at home to avoid going to a training camp where she was treated by nassar. >> i wasn'm so sad to think abow desperate i was at that time. >> reporter: modernre than 150 n and girls have confronted nassar
in court. >> i want you to apologize to me right here. i want to forgive you but i also want to hear you tell me you regret all the hurt you caused. >> reporter: nassar appeared to respond, saying he's sorry. >> thank you. >> usag and msu, how could you have let this happen? >> reporter: many victims directed blame at usa gymnastics and michigan state. >> the first step towards being able to change is to acknowledge what you did wrong. usag and msu have consistently refused to do that. >> reporter: in november we sat down with rachael denhollander after nassar pled guilty to sexually assaulting her and other girls. she will be the last victim to give an impact statement in court after being the first to publicly reveal her identity. >> i can stop my abuser. but i can't do anything about the person that rises to take his place if the culture of abuse at these organizations isn't changed. >> with three victims including
denhollander left to give their impact statements today, the judge says sentencing is likely to happen later this morning. nass areas sentenced to 60 years in prison last year for child pornography charges. in this case the prosecutor has asked for up to 125 years. >> jon, that judge said to the girls, leave your pain here and go out and do your magnificent things. thank you for continuing to report on this. thank you. a judge could decide today whether to cut off communication between two parents and the 13 children they're accused of holding captive. ahead, new information about the
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voted to appoint fellow supervisor mark farrell as interim mayor. he replaces london breed, who'd be good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. san francisco's board of supervisors has voted to appoint fellow supervisor mark farrell as interim mayor. he replaces london breed who was acting mayor since the unexpected death of ed lee. many felt the acting mayor role would give breed an unfair advantage in and special election to complete lee's term. today university of california regents will vote on a proposalthat could raise tuition. the uc says it's been getting less money from the state over the years. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
major slowdowns on southbound 680 all due to an earlier accident. no longer blocking lanes. but it's an injury crash. this is near sunol boulevard and it has your drive time in the red a little over 25 minutes to go from 580 down to 84. bay bridge toll plaza, it's been very crowded this morning. 25 minutes from the maze into san francisco. eastshore freeway 30 minutes heading in that westbound direction from highway 4 to the maze. and the richmond/san rafael bridge slow ride across over to 101 where it's very foggy. let's check in with neda. i want to show you where our hi-def doppler -- where the rain is coming down. it's not leaving eureka alone. we are definitely seeing a lot of rain coming down there but it's been over the region for the past few hours. a gorgeous view now across san francisco. look at the pings in the sky. we have low clouds seen here on our vaca camera and high clouds just kind of whooshing across that sunrise this morning. low visibility. rain later today.
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boy that has to be a great feeling. >> i like seeing that picture. james. he's younger. >> they don't call him king james for nothing. >> no. >> t too. he calls himself that, too. welcome back to "cbs this morning." here are three things you need to know this morning. president mr. travel to davos, hree thiand. for the world economic forum. he'll talk to business d.ecutives about investing in foru.s. and he'll stress the need for fair trade. he plans to meet british prime minister theresa may and israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu. toys "r" us will close about 80 u.s. stores. about one-fifth of the total and that begins next month. st they'll try to emerge from bankruptcy. starbucks announced this morning it will give u.s. employees a pay raise because of the new tax law, workers will also get stock grants. both verizon and disney maim similar announcements yesterday.
verizon will give around 150,000 shares of the restricted stock, thadisney will give more than 125,000 workers a $1,000 bonus. >> so much for those people that called that a fantasy that the companies would give back. >> right. this morning prosecutors are moving to legally separate david and louise turpin from their 13 children who were rescued from their home. the southern california couple has pleaded not guilty to multiple charges of torture, child abuse, and false imprisonment. some 20 people have offered to take guardianship of the turpin family. a family relative reportedly says the children's mother may have been motivated by a desire to be famous. david begnaud with news that the alleged abuse was discovered just in time. the details get worse. the more we learn. >> they do. good morning. we are hearing the turpins' arrest were going to move to oklahoma. the 13 children are finding new homes this week and could be prevented from ever seeing their parents again.
after last week's initial appearance before a judge, david and louise turpin is expected back in court today to face a restraining olderer accused of abuse that lasted for years. including putting some of their 13 children in chains. with the children's expected release from the hospital this week, a source tells cbs news officials want to make sure that the children do not visit their parents in jail, fearing any conversations could taint the ongoing investigation. louise turpin's brother tells "inside edition" that dressing the kids alike was done partly to position the feel as future reality tv stars. >> i believe my sister wants a reality show because the last conversation i had with her before all of this happened, she did actually say that she feels they would be perfect for tv at one point. >> i'm going to have sliding glass doors lessons. >> reporter: billy lambert said she bragged about having more
children than the star of "kate plus 8" which was among the hundreds of dvds found in the family's garage. >> praise be to jesus. >> reporter: another relative, is president of a christian college in ohio and he wrote a book about the spiritual benefits of fasting. a source close to the investigation tells cbs news randy told authorities in california on tuesday that he wanted to explore the possibility of adopting the children, but before those discussions can happen, officials want to talk to him about another matter. whether he knew about the past abuse. officials insist their top priority for the children whose names we've learned all start with the letter "j" is their ongoing well-being. mary parks works with the riverside department of public orcial services. whatearned the children are in foster care. why is that? >> whether you're in foster care, available for adoption, or whatever the case may be, we make every effort possible to
sep those siblings together. >> reporter: so all of the ill being re still being cared ome at a hospital in california, , but that their home in riverside county, but that is about to change. a source tells cbs news the county has won conservatorship ldrene adult children and they'll be moved to a supervised aving facility today, and starting tomorrow, the thinner will be split, going to two different foster homes. >> so, david, what attempts have dae county made. >> they had a home but the family they chose, sight unseen, only only spanish. not much english. so they rejected that family and nde in the process of finding t anoth family approved within the foster system that can take e foster sn. >> ashame they have to split it up. nowll don't know the motive. hearhat anything would make any sense. why they did this? >> we got on a list to talk to lismother and she denied us. >> david, thank you very much. ta canou bet.
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today regulators from the food and drug administration will consider a potentially safer alternative to cigarettes. phillip morris international wants the fda to approve a new tobacco device that's called iqos. the company says the pen-like product creates an aerosol that's less toxic and poses less risk of disease. smoking is the leading cause of preventible death in the u.s. tony dokoupil went there to learn about the product and the science behind it. good morning. >> good morning. we should point out that unlike
an easy cigarette, iqos uses sticks of real tobacco. warming them to below the temperature that produces smoke. that according to phillip morris can save lives. but critics worry that the primary goal is profit as traditional cigarette sales dry up. here we go. on our way to canada. >> reporter: on a hip street in toronto, phillip morris is building what it says is the future of tobacco. this is an iqos boutique, one of many now open in about 30 countries where philip morris promises to quit traditional cigarettes and sell iqos instead. they did not accept our request for an interview or a demonstration of iqos.
>>. [ indiscernbling ] >> reporter: we came here to experience the sales process ourselves. over the sounds of the noisy espresso machine, we heard iqos pitched as cleaner than traditional cigarettes. in a statement to "cbs this morning," phillip morris international said our goal is to convert every adult smoker who would otherwise keep smoking to smoke-free products such as iqos. they're also not risk-free. what they do in their application is if smokers converted to iqos -- >> but they would get hooked. >> he worries it might drive people back to cigarettes. >> what concerns me, i think, is this looks like a cigarette and reminds you of a cigarette, and we know if you get reminded of cigarettes and you're trying to
quit, it's a high-risk situation. it makes you want to go back to smoking. >> reporter: leventhal is an expert on smoking and his health. >> i'd better turn this off. i'm worried about my -- >> you're gin winnie worried? >> yeah. >> reporter: the american cancer society cautions most of the research on iqos has been funded by philip morris. an independent study reports that the physical effects on users is not yet known. >> you have air here. over here you have some sort of toxic gas. and then you have cigarettes, then probably somewhere in the middle heat, not burned product, like iqos and dow here electronic cigarettes. >> reporter: phillip morris welcomes independent studies and encourages third parties to conduct their own research.
some american smokers like indiana resident amy lang is not waiting for them to rule on iqos. >> what i knew back in 2013 is cigarettes were going the kill me. >> reporter: she's now a seller of e-cigarettes and a smoke-free advocate who makes special trips to london for purchases of iqos. >> they say, what happens to phillip morris, they've lied in the past. of course, they have. but what happens to my body compared to smoking combustible cigarettes, there's no question that i feel 100% better. >> reporter: the fda's preliminary report found. phillip morris has two separate applications before the fda. today's issue is whether iqos can be marketed as a reduced harm product.
wall street expects it to be approved as soon as next month. >> it's sort of interesting to look at it. it looks so much like a cigarette. my mother died from a heart attack, i believe, from heavy smoking. what can we to do reduce it all together? >> if the claims are accurate, this stands to save millions of lives, but that is an if researchers are looking at. up next, a look at this morning's headlines. and president trump has already made a lasting impact on our nation's court. we'll look at how he's rapidly
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morning's headlines from around the globe. the "washington post" reports the pope calls fake news evil. he urged journalists to search for truth. he said the first fake news date back to when eve was tempted to take an apple from the garden of eden based on disinformation from the serpent. the "san jose mercury news" reports google for the first time outspent every other company to influence washington in 2017. google spent more than $18 million to lobby congress, federal agencies, and the white house. it lobbied on issues such as immigration, tax reform, anti-trust, and online ad red lags. >> kimberly-clark says over the next four years it will eliminate 5,00005,500 jobs. it will cut costs by $1.5
billion. it said low birth ways in america and north korea are factors. bill de blasio filed a lawsuit. the city filed a $500 million suit against eight companies. it claims drug manufacturers used deceptive marketing about the safety of their products, and it says distributors failed to investigate suspiciously large orders. several companies denied the allegations and emphasized the importance of using opioids safely. and a special story on this hump day. "international business times" says saudi arabian camel beauty contest has been hit by a botox cheating scandal. a dozen camels were kicked out of the contest because their owners injected them with botox to make them look more handsome. a panel of judges raises camels on the size of their lips, heads, chest, and knees.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, january 24th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead, what we're learning about a meeting president trump had with one of his top law enforcement officials. plus, the risk of taking some herbal supplements. dr. tara narula will be here to talk about the potentially dangerous interactions with prescription medication. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. another small town in america is mourning the victims of a school shooting and asking why it happened. >> investigators including the fbi are trying to figure out why this student walked into his school and opened fire. >> what was going through your head while all of this was happening? >> terror. i was scared.
there were people running that were shot. the white house says the president is also eager to speak with special counsel something they believe would signal this is finally wrapping up. schumer argues that the president scuttled the deal they were crafting so he's scuttling his offer. >> many of the victims accuse michigan state university and usa gymnast micks of allowing the abuse to last for years. >> the trump administration is five months into a new afghan strategy, so far it's been unable to stop terrorists from killing american citizens and others in kabul. >> this morning i guess you heard the news, meryl streep was nominated for an academy award. [ applause ] yes. yeah. and then she was nominated for a second academy award for acting surprised that she was nominated for the first one. amazing. so convincing. >> i believed it. i believed it. >> i think you hope but you
never know. >> she deserved it. it was a terrific movie and terrific portrayal. >> we like all things meryl streep here. i'm gayle king with john dickerson and norah o'donnell. investigators are asking a 15-year-old suspect why he allegedly walked into his western kentucky high school and opened fire. the gunfire caused chaos as students began arriving at marshal county high school in benton, kentucky. two other 15-year-olds bailey holt and preston cope were killed. earlier we spoke to tristan klein who helped save one of his friends who was wounded. >> sadly you lost two of your classmates. nobody really knows or is talking about exactly what a possible motive could be. what are you hearing from your friends who were there on the scene? >> yeah, it's not -- i mean a lot of people aren't talking about it. we're trying to stick to the positives, you know, be together and just be there for the people that need us instead of really thinking about the whole shooter situation. we're going to have to end up forgiving him. >> tristan, you said you are
going to have to end up forgiving the shooter. tell me what you mean? >> well, you know, you got to -- somehow we will have to get over it. god is love and in perfect love there is no fear. so we'll get over it. eventually. it takes time. he was a person too. >> amazing. 14 other students were wounded and four more were hurt when they were trampled trying to get away. the suspect arrested at the scene and he has not been identified. a county attorney says the student will be charged with two counts of murder and multiple counts of attempted murder. probably in the next 48 hours. the plan is to try him as an adult. >> i'm always amazed when something this tragic happens and in the beginning people can think about forgiveness at this early, during the process of the grief. >> yeah. >> i marvel at that. >> grace is an amazing thing. >> it is. the special counsel in the russia investigation is close to questioning president trump.
robert mueller spoke last week with attorney general jeff sessions, the first known cabinet member to be interviewed. the president says he's not worried about that conversation. cbs news confirms mueller also interviewed fired fbi director james comey. paula reid is outside fbi headquarters in washington. paula, good morning. the fact that the special counsel is ready to interview president trump, does that suggest this investigation could be wrapping up? >> that's what the white house would like to have us believe, but the fact is, every witness the special counsel talks to, every piece of evidence they receive, it opens up new questions, new lines of inquiries so you never know how long something like this is going to go. but even if it does wrap up in the next few months the fact is, the two people we have going to trial that won't happen until the fall. so the russia investigation will continue to hang over this white house through the rest of the year. >> and paula, this questioning is about obstruction, which is a slightly separate from the russia investigation. the white house has said the president is not under investigation or they have said
this. if he is questioned, does that change whether he is under investigation or is there a distinction there? >> look, not everyone who is questioned by the special counsel is under investigation. in fact, most of them are just providing evidence and sharing what they know. when it comes to the president, we know we have confirmed that special counsel robert mueller is looking into possible obstruction of justice by the president, so saying the president is not under investigation, that's just spin. >> paula, it's being reported that president trump asked then acting fbi director andrew mccabe who he voted for when he was talking to him in the oval office. why would that be significant? >> it's incredibly significant because the fbi is supposed to be a nonpartisan organization and as i just said, the special counsel is looking into possible obstruction of justice in the firing of james comey and this purported loyalty pledge that the president asked for from comey. if he's asking the number two at the fbi who he voted for that is going to be a significant interest to robert mueller and he will have to decide is that
evidence of obstruction of justice or just bad manner. >> paula, thanks for taking that up for us. president trump is making a huge impact on the nation's courts one year into his term. with help from republicans in the senate, the president won confirmation for 23 federal judges including a supreme court justice, 12 circuit court judges and 10 district court judges. that one-year total is far more than the number president obama appointed at this point in his presidency. jan crawford is outside the supreme court. jan, good morning. >> well, good morning john. you know supreme court nomination, i mean that can be a president's most lasting legacy. although president trump has had a contentious relationship at times with the federal judiciary he's already made a lasting impact. he's put one justice on the supreme court nearly two dozen judges on the lower courts and that is just in year one. when president trump nominated judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court. >> congratulations. >> reporter: he delivered on a
key campaign promise to replace the late justice antonin scalia with a solid conservative. >> you got to go for trump. supreme court justices. >> reporter: in 2016, 56% of republican voters said the supreme court was the most important factor in their support for donald trump. but the white house is also making its mark on the lower courts where the president is looking to fill 145 vacancies nationwide. >> what the president is doing with the courts is truly transformative. >> reporter: leonard leo an outside adviser to the president on judges and helps lead the conservative federalist society. >> these are people who believe in self-government, that most of the big issues in our country need to be decided by the people and their elected representatives. >> reporter: there have been missteps at the district court level. >> have you ever tried a jury trial? >> i have not. >> civil? >> no. >> reporter: two of the president's nominees were forced to withdraw over questions about their qualifications. on the appeals courts the new judges are highly credentialed conservative powerhouses what
you expect from a traditional republican president. democrats say it's not qualifications but their philosophy that could lead to a rollback of civil rights. >> an alarming trend of more and more extreme judicial candidates. >> we have seen president trump nominate people far outside of the judicial mainstream. >> the goal is not just to get a few ultraconservative judges on our federal courts. it is to capture the entire judicial branch. >> reporter: leo says the judicial battle shows elections have consequences. >> the president made it very clear the kinds of people he was going to nominate and that's what he's delivering. now with republicans in control of the senate filling those 145 vacancies is within reach, but if democrats take back the senate, that could complicate things, especially if another justice retires while president trump is still in office. gayle? >> always interesting. thank you very much, jan. illinois senator tammy duckworth will be the first u.s. senator to give birth while in office. she announced she is pregnant
with her second child. her colleagues congratulated her on senate floor yesterday. the 49-year-old retired army lieutenant colonel lost both her legs while serving in iraq. she gave birth to her first child abigail while a u.s. representative. duckworth is one of only 10 congress women to give birth in office. she wrote on twitter, i'm hardly alone or unique as a working parent and my daughter abigail has only made me more committed to doing my job and standing up for hard working families everywhere. her second child is due this spring and word is that when the baby is born, tammy duckworth will be 50 years old which i think is awesome. >> yeah. >> never seemed fair that men could have babies when 85 and women can't. not that we know women 58 that want a baby. nice to have an option. >> she's having a baby. >> a senate baby. >> that's a first. >> that will be something. >> babies always make news. >> i know. >> just saying. >> gayle wants know have a baby. >> i do. >> she has not --
>> but i have no say in the matter. i have no say in the matter. i love babies. >> she hasn't weighed in on whether i should have a baby or not and i'm -- >> i'm still getting to know you, john. just wait. >> i don't think that's an impediment, gayle. >> also true. >> but i'm 44 so hope springs eternal, right. >> that's what i'm saying to you. >> that's right. >> new research finds herbal supplements could be harmful when combined with prescription drugs. our dr. tara narula is in the toyota green room with the potential dangers especially when patients don't tell their physicians they take their supplements. we'll talk about that. also my husband i think probably fell off the treadmill. >> hello, mr. tracy. >> medic.
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interactions between herbal supplements and prescription medications. researchers looked at dozens of reports of serious drug interactions among patients with disorders like high blood pressure diabetes and cancer and herbal supplements may effect medication's effectiveness or have side effects. >> more than half of americans say they take dietary and herbal supplements including ginko biloba, ginseng, or st. john's wort. up to 1 in 4 adults report taking supplements and prescription drugs at the same time. and many don't ask their doctor if it's safe. our dr. tara narula is here with why the combination can be risky. good morning. >> good morning, john. >> what is the greatest risk here of this mixing or not telling your doctor at all? >> for most americans who are about to take their ginko biloba as you mentioned they're thinking it's to enhance their health, thinking it's natural, must be safe. they're not thinking about risk. but the fact of the matter is, that herbal supplements are farm logically active, biologically active so they can change your
blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, promote bleeding, so the idea that that could interact with medication also exists, meaning that if you're trying to treat a condition and now these herbal supplements have their own innate effects you may be working for or against the condition you're trying to treat. number two, through kind of how they effect the liver and the liver metabolism, they can altar the amount of drug in your system to make their levels higher of the prescription drug you're taking or lowerp. >> okay. let's get specific. what types of these supplements can affect -- >> we're talking about things like st. john's wort, ginko biloba, ginseng, cranberry, green tea. to give you an example if you're a cardiac patient taking coumadin and then taking an herbal supplement that could make the coumadin levels higher or lower in your system which means you may be more likely to bleed or that you may be more likely to clot. if you're taking a statin, may be more likely to have muscle
aches or pain. cancer patient on chemotherapy it may not be as effective the chemotherapy. antidepress thes may make you more depressed. >> that interaction for a lot of people, ginseng is very popular. >> yeah. >> these are things that people don't often think about. >> why do you think patients don't want to tell their doctors they're taking herbal supplements in the first place? >> this is such a big issue. i can't tell you -- 90% of the people i ask they tell me that they are taking some form of a supplement, but it's only when ski. if you look at the medication list and say what medications are you taking they don't bring it up. whether it's because they don't think that it's important or because they don't want to -- the doctor to tell them don't take that, i'm not sure, but the reality is it's important because you need that open dialog to discuss the pros and cons. >> any proven health benefits to taking these herbal supplements? >> we don't have the data to support it. we don't have the science. in this country we don't get educated in the medical profession about it. no doubt they there probably some benefits but weigh them with the risks. >> talk to your doctor.
>> please talk to your doctor. >> thank you, dr. tara narula. ahead, a new study of military families looks at whether obesity is contagious and how neil diamond fans are using their ticket refund money to support the musician after he just announced he has parkinson's disease. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. ♪ "cbs this morning." neil diamond will take the refund or support his disease. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. we're bringing them to you earlier than usual so we can have more time at 8:30 with james corden here in the green room. can't wait. "usa today" reports gas prices heading up even though they usually drop in the winter. the average price is $2.54 a gallon up 24 cents from a year ago. gas prices have increased in 38 states just in the last week. one expert says $3 a gallon is going to be more widespread temporarily. key factor behind the higher prices is declining oil
supplies. the state says the south carolina lottery may have to pay out as much as $35 million in winnings because of a christmas day glitch. some 42,000 winning tickets were mistakenly printed during a two-hour period, each winning ticket should pay out at least $500. lottery officials want an investigation before deciding whether to pay the winners. >> oops. >> "the los angeles times" reports military families bolster the case that obesity is contagious. a study looked at thou spdss of military family, about 25% of teenagers were either overweight or obese and 75% of adults were overweight or obese. most had been deployed to a country where obesity is common. researchers said behavior spread through social networks, people in the same environment are subjected to the same influences and reactions. things like smoking, happiness and divorce also seemed to spread as if they were contagious. and billboard says neil diamond fans in australia and
new zealand are donating their refunded concert ticket money to parkinson's research and other charities. on monday diamond announced he was retiring from touring after being diagnosed with parkinson's disease. his wife tweeted her fwratsty today to fans. diamond mirrored her sentiments tweeting this makes me smile. thank you. james corden has been interviewing celebrities since he was a teenager. this conversation from meatloaf in 1995. >> this is james right here and i'm meatloaf. we're doing this english breakfast show like really cool. >> do you prefer performing or -- to doing all the promotional side of things? is that what you really love? >> are you kidding? most you want to do this. this is what you want to do. hold this. just hold this for a minute. during a promotion tour this what is you want to do. beat your head. >> james is all grown up. look at him in our toyota green room. hold your head up, mr. cordon. look at you. been preparing for this for a
long time, and he's hosting the grammys. wh killer is on the loose in san francisco. police say a gunman shot 2 people in bernal heights around 5 p-m yesterday. good morning. it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. this morning, a killer is on the loose in san francisco. police say a gunman shot two people in bernal heights around 5 p.m. yesterday. one man died. the second man is at the hospital. so far the motive is unknown. san leandro's city manager has been put on leave amid sexual misconduct allegations. chris zapata is accused of trying to pressure the ceo of a nonprofit into having a sexual relationship with him in exchange for public funding. he has not commented on the allegations. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a mom ent.
8:27. we're tracking a new crash and this is in the north bay. we'll begin along 101. this is right near todd road. and it's cleared to the shoulder. but definitely causing slowdowns in the northbound direction down to 20 miles per hour. richmond/san rafael bridge, speeds are in the yellow. so -- just jumped into the green. look at that. as you make your way across the span heading westbound. heading eastbound, an accident on 580 near central causing a backup. this is involving a motorcycle. so some injuries involved. emergency crews on the scene. and right now we are tracking about a 7-minute ride to the eastshore freeway. here's 80 and this is right near gilman. you can see we're out of the red. but still stuck in the yellow,
22 minutes to the bay bridge toll plaza. it's been a full house all morning. heavy rain is coming down still over eureka and hanging over there to the north of us not quite working its way into the north bay yet. this is slow-moving but fort bragg is next with rain there. so this is a sign of what's to come to our area. for now, low clouds and high clouds out there. a dark gloomy look from our vaca cam. temperatures in the 40s and 30s in livermore still. low visibility. cool temperatures. 1.5-mile visibility in livermore. concord a third. barely any visibility in fairfield so the north bay valleys dealing with dense fog. cooler than yesterday. rain through tomorrow, dry through the weekend.
♪ . ♪ oh, welcome back to "cbs this morning." we continue our countdown to music's biggest night on sunday and always we're traveling down the road to the grammys. the james corden returns to host the ceremony at new york's madison square garden right here on cbs. he's known for his multi-talented performances with celebrities and music stars ♪ -- ♪ i'm going to make it to heaven ♪ ♪ i'm going to live forever
we remember that. zac efron in the show's popular sketch, crosswalk the musical. last year james corden received favorable reviews. he was good. his grand entrance included a stumble down the stairs. he showed off his rap skills in the opening monologue and he pulled together stars like jennifer lopez, faith hill and john legend and neil diamond for an i am promptu car karaoke. welcome back. >> you were a little nervous about hosting. are you feeling, i got this, i got this or feeling more pressure? >> i certainly don't feel i've got this in any way about any facet of my life. mostly -- you know, i feel -- look, i'm from high wickham, which is a town none of you have heard of, that's how small it is
so to be hosting a show like the dwramys is so far beyond anything i would ever do behind my life. we're going to try not ruin it really. you're not very much in the show very much. >> you're only 20 minutes. >> i think it's less than that. we're just going to try and arrive with some little bits of fun -- most award shows, let's be honest, groups of millionaires giving each other statues and the grammys is different to that because the grammys is all about the performances, all about the music, so we're just going to try and, you know, usher that around. great performances coming up. >> i know. speaking about those, seven time grammy winner, kendrick lamar. >> i haven't seen it yet but i've seen a sort of outline of what it is and if it's good as it is in my head it's going to be amazing. i think it's going to be incredible and lady gaga's
performing and kesha and shawn smith. just really wonderful moments. >> if you're out there for 20 minutes, what are you doing backstage for the rest of the experience? >> last year i found a room and that was quite near my dressing room which was almost full of m & ms and that was where i mean -- that was the real win for me. you couldn't get me out of there and when i say full of m & m's i'm talking bowls like this which is kind of heaven as far as i'm concerned, so if i can find a similar place, you know, with other chocolate browns that are available. >> i think what's so fun about you is you're so unpredictable and you clearly like to have fun. that's part of the joy in watching you is watching how much you enjoy what you're doing. we see that clip at 15 when you're just starting out to
where you are today. i get a kick out of watching you do what you do. >> that's all it is, isn't it? you can't do anything other than try and enjoy it. look at that. >> grammy's guy. >> yeah, i mean -- it's -- it's all such fun. it's all so far beyond anything i ever thought my life would be, just to live in america, my wife and i can't believe it. >> does that young man ever come into your head when you're on a stage at the grammy's and say, just, on your shoulder and say i'm back from high wickham and can you believe you're here? >> i don't feel much older than him, really, even though i have three children. look at that guy. >> awe. >> i see someone who's popular with the ladies. >> ha-ha. >> whew, that guy, that guy,
very popular in school. >> congratulations on a new baby girl because you went from a family with two kids to now three. i saw that clip on colbert, we got to use james when he was 15. when you guys travel, it's like you're fleeing from a country. >> oh, my gosh. it's ridiculous. the volume of things we've got. bags, just three children, how, you know, it's like you can't -- you don't have enough arms now to deal with them but it's -- it's brutal. it's brutal -- >> james, are you as excited about the royal wedding as we are? we're all going to cover it and a friend of mine who's from britain said americans make such a bigger deal about the royal wedding than we do here in britain, do you think that's true? >> i don't think that's true. i think inherently as british people we just don't get quite as excited about anything as america does and, you know, to
our detriment many times in truth, and the greatest thing about america and certainly the greatest thing about growing up in britain and looking at america is this boundless optimism and positivity which certainly in the past 12 months since living here with various changes in administrations and government, i sort of -- i find myself going, i almost want to shout from the top of the empire state building to say, don't lose the very thing that makes genuinely america great. forget america great again. america great is a boundless, joyful enthusiasm that anything is possible. so when someone like, you know, prince harry is getting married, we go, great, we should get a tiny flag and america goes, it's amazing and i always think that that is a much better way to be
because it is amazing. all -- i feel bad that i don't have any papers. you've all got these -- can i -- >> james, what gives us boundless joy -- >> wait. sorry. and we're back. >> is carpool karaoke. we play it on this show. >> it never gets old. >> never gets old. >> we even recreated one at that point. >> it was before my time. >> nobody wanted to do it when it first started. >> who's still on the list you can't get that you want to get? >> so many people. lots of it comes down to timing and people having records and albums and things out. we also -- everyone on our show, we're so proud of it and it really means a lot that people still, you know -- i've done 490 shows and we've done 35 carpool karaokes and so what we don't %
want to do is get into a position where we're doing it every week. we want it to feel like e oh, there's a new one now. right now as it stands, we don't have anybody booked to do it right now because we just always want it to sit in that rarified air as being a thing where you go, i've never seen this artist in this situation, but i'm very grateful to everything it's given our show, you know. >> look at you. >> do you now have the opposite challenge where people are walking up to you and saying, hey. >> that does happen from time to time. >> what's your answer when you're not really into it. >> i say where were you three years ago when we asked and you said no. not really. no, we often just -- it's all about timing. there's no one that we go absolutely not. or not yet or maybe or when your next record's coming. we'd never be so bullish as to
say no to anybody not on our show. we're literally one cup of tea away from your show beginning that's how late we're on. we're one cooking segment away from your leadin. that's the truth. that's how late. it's in the middle of the night, let's be honest. >> you get to take a plus two to harry and megan's wedding. >> i don't think i'll be there. >> i think you will. >> no. i'll be very surprised. i just want to go on the bachelor party. that's all i'm interested with harry. he's going to have a hell of a bachelor party. that's what i'm looking forward to. >> lots of bowls of m & m's. >> thank you. alicia keys and -- how they are each other's greatest support and how the special honor they're receiving from the recording academy, what it means to them. >> you can see the grammy awards
sunday at 6:30 central, 4:30 pacific hosted by who? >> well, it might be me. it could be anybody, you know. who knows. >> james corden. >> time will tell. >> we'll find out. >> some schools are experimenting with dogs in the classroom. >> what? what? who's got a dog? >> where the comfort animals are reducing stress. >> oh, come! how stressed are 7-year-olds? oh, come on,
♪ new york city schools are going to the dogs in the best possible way. a program using comfort dogs teaches resiliency as well as social and emotional skills. the curriculum called -- the city's department of education expanded the program to 42 schools this year, the teacher's pet might actually sleep in class. good morning. >> i think i could sell james on this story. here's our new york city's comfort dog works. during the day these cuddly pups are imbedded in school life.
they do everything from curving conflict to motivating students to offering some puppy love. >> i like dogs and sharks. they always make me happy. >> i like pets. and bring them on walks. >> reporter: every morning the principal walks brightly to his home to the elementary school. >> i love brightly so much because she reminds me of the students we have to care about the most. >> reporter: brightly is the more rambunctious of the two rescue dogs turned comfort canines who have transformed the learning experience for students like third graders akela allen. >> do they make you feel better? >> yeah. >> reporter: of these nonhumans, shine is the calmer mellower dog. she greets students in the morning. ♪ >> reporter: attend school assemb assemblies and serves as a
reading buddy. >> we call the elder statesman of the two. she'll just cover up next to you on the carpet. they each bring a little different personalities to the mix. >> reporter: these four-legged friends and others like them started roaming school halls at the suggestion of a student council. a fifth grader told a new york city officials that students were angry for no reason and that dogs could help. >> lead the way. >> reporter: for principal bowles the pets are way to bolster community in his school. were there any pushbacks to the idea? >> there was some nervousness about the beginning about things like allergies and some of the kids who were fraild of dogs have come to love the dogs. >> reporter: this fifth grader remembers what class was like without these companions. >> it was weird because all the kids were mean and not following
directions and everybody came to fifth grade and shine and brightly were here, they all just acted different and started being happy and being nice to each other. >> reporter: do you get to play more with the dogs when you behave? >> um-hum. >> we have some really challenging behaviors at our school as every school does and seeing certain schools who now have individualized behavior problems, they can see me and has brought a real sense of purposes to those students in which case they spend time in the morning with the dogs and after they spend time with the dog they are calm and positive for the rest of the day. >> reporter: it incentivizes them? >> exactly. >> reporter: the dogs teach kids about responsibility, empathy and making connections. across new york city, 95% of participating educators say the canines have reduced emotional distress among students.
shine and brightly possess the qualities inherent in the best social workers, warmth and unconditional love. >> shake. >> reporter: this fifth grader helps train the dogs after school. >> good girl. just regular dogs doing their job. >> reporter: you think they love you unconditionally? >> yeah. >> reporter: that's a nice feeling. >> yeah. >> a preliminary evaluation of the program conducted by yale university reveals that 90% of participating educators reported improved student behavior. 79% said the dogs increased student interest in school and the researchers are hopeful that this success might one day be reflected in academic achievement. i don't know who was happy krr to see each other. the dogs or the kids when they walked into the room. >> james is laughing about it how stressed are these 7-year-olds which is what i thought too, but i didn't think about the anger that the kids have and how the dogs can help with that.
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san francisco's board of supervisors has voted to appoint fellow supervisor mark farrell as interim mayor. breed, good morning. it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. san francisco's board of supervisors has voted to appoint fellow supervisor mark farrell as interim mayor. he replaces london breed who had been serving as acting mayor since the unexpected death of ed lee. many felt the acting mayor role what give breed an unfair advantage in a special election to complete lee's term. today university of california regents are expected to vote on a proposal that could raise tuition for a second straight year. the uc says it's been getting less money from the state over the years. if the toll hike proposal gets approval today it could go before bay area voters in june. the measure calls for a $1 increase an all bay area
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good morning. time now is 8:57. expect delays if you are getting ready to head out the door and your ride has you heading into san francisco. you may want to avoid 280. at least the 280 extension. we are tracking an accident you can see traffic on the middle ramp there that's 280 as it continues on closer towards cesar chavez and then we are tracking an accident that's right at mariposa. it has one lane blocked. but that backup stretches about to ocean at this point along northbound 280. and then your ride of course continues to be heavy as you get off 6th street. here's a look at the
alternative. this is 101 right at 17th. and lots of space between all those cars that would be the best way to go if you need to get into downtown san francisco. over at the bay bridge toll plaza, on the other side of the bridge, still dealing with the delays in the red 23 minutes into san francisco. we are seeing a lot of rain on hi-def doppler, just not quite in our area yet. it is taking its time. it's hovering right over eureka still. looking close, heavy rain across fort bragg. it's moving closer and closer towards the north bay. you can see it on the corner of the screen the band of rain so we'll get that band of rain here shortly. for now, dense fog across the east bay, concord, fairfield, also seeing dense fog and those north bay valleys. look at this across downtown san francisco trying to block "salesforce" tower view. here's more low fog over san francisco. 49 degrees right now. san jose 50. rain through tomorrow, sunny through the weekend.
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