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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, april 12th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." taunting russia. president trump tells moscow to get ready for a missile strike on its ally syria in retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack, this as diplomats at the u.n. are trying to keep the peace. plus, when the fbi raided mr. trump's attorney's office and homes, what was the real target? new details from the warrant. and he's not running again. paul ryan's stunning announcement shakes up the political landscape.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, this morning the strong words between u.s. and russia over an alleged chemical weapons attack in syria threatened to escalate into military action. the president's warning that u.s. air strikes will be coming appears to have caught the advisers off guard and russia on guard. teri okita is in london with more. good morning, teri. anne-marie, good morning. behind the scenes, diplomatic united nations are trying to calm the heated rhetoric. warships carrying 6,500 sailers are on their way to the middle
east for a previously planned deployment. it's unclear what their mission will be, but there's tension. >> we're ready, any time, anywhere. we're trained. >> russia is also moving into position to protect its assets in syria from a possible u.s. retaliatory strike. russia is a key ally of syria and warned that any u.s. missiles fought at syria will be shot down and america's launch sites targeted. president trump responded with a fiery tweet that rush should get ready for nice and new and smart missiles. in syria's capital, they're anticipating a possible strike. this damascus resident says the current u.s. administration and its president are unbalanced. he may make a decision that we must take seriously and be prepared for. reports say britain's prime minister is likely to give the go-ahead to join the u.s. and france in a military response. the u.n. security council is holding a special meeting today to discuss how to keep the
situation from spiraling out of control. the world health organization says 43 people have now died from saturday's apparent attack and more than 500 have been treated. anne-marie? >> teri okita in london. thank you so much, teri. we're learning more about the fbi raid on the office of mr. trump's personal attorney. the warrant mentioned president trump by name. john schiumo is here in new york. john, good morning. >> good morning to you, anne-marie. this investigation is being run by the fbi's public corruption unit and it appears there's interest in the attorney and his client. president trump's personal toernl attorney michael cohen made a brief comment to cbs news wednesday following fbi raids on his home and aufgs earlier this week. >> mr. cohen, you say you're not worried at all. >> i'm not worried.
>> reporter: the documents mention president trump's name several times. sources who see the warrant say it appears to them the real target of the raids was president trump. one source called it a search and destroy mission. >> mr. trump, how are you? >> cbs news confirms the search warrant allowed authorities to look for records concerning the release of the 2005 "hollywood access" tape in which mr. trump was heard making vulgar comments about women. fbi agents were also looking for information on money paid to two women who claim they had an fair with mr. trump before he was president. early yesterday the president added to speculation he may try to fire special counsel robert mueller and deputy attorney general rod rosenstein, tweeting in part, much of the bad blood with russia is caused by the fake and corrupt russia investigation. >> the president certainly has been clear that he has a very deep concern about the direction that the special counsel and other investigations have taken. >> a group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill wednesday that would protect the special counsel if the president
moves to fire him. now, the future of that bill is unclear. several top-ranking republicans said yesterday it wasn't even worthy of a vote. anne-marie? >> john schiumo here in new york. thank you so much, john. the stunning announcement from speaker of the house paul ryan that he would not seek re-election has set off a scramble for party leadership, and it raises more concern for republicans trying to hold off democratic efforts to retake the house. nancy cordes reports on ryan's reasons for calling it quits. >> paul ryan will walk away from the most powerful job on capitol hill after just three years. >> i will be setting new priorities in my life. >> he gave three reasons for his departure. they are 16, 14, and 13, and they're in wisconsin, all of them born since he came to congress in 1999. >> my dad died when i was 16. the age my daughter is. and i just don't want to be one of those people looking back on my life thinking i spent more
time with my kids when i know if i spend another term they will only know me as a weekend father. >> ryan was drafted in 2016 after conservatives forced out john boehner. as recently as january, a 48-year-old ryan insisted he was staying put. he says the predicament has nothing do with his choice, but ryan is the 24th house republican to retire this term, a record. and gop operatives worry that more will follow his lead as polls show the party could lose control of the house in november. >> there's a lot of weariness and exhaustion, frankly. >> pennsylvania's charlie dent announced his retirement last year. >> who do you think will be next? >> oh, boy. hopefully we won't have to have that conversation until after the election. first you have to hold the
majority before you determine whether or not you'll have a speaker. >> kevin mccarthy and steve scalise are already vying for ryan's job. >> i have more thoughts on this. i don't think this is the right time to get into that. aisle share those thoughts later. >> house members say they understood ryan's desire to be with his family. still many of them were stunned. they assumed his desire to tackle welfare and entitlement reform would compel him to stick around, even in this difficult environment. nancy cordes, cbs news, capitol hill. ahead on "cbs this morning," gayle king talks to paul ryan about his decision to step aside. well, the woman who accuss s governor of eric greitens maintains he held, maintained, and slapped her. the committee can recommend
impeachment proceedings. greitens refuses to resign. he goes on charges next month of taking and transmitting a nonconsensual photo of a woman while she was partially naked. facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg admits it's inevitable. zuckerberg testified on capitol hill for the second day in a row. yesterday lawmakers aggressively questioned him about user data and social media fundamentals. zuckerberg also admitted that his own personal information was compromised in the cambridge analytica scandal. women who accused bill cosby of sexual assault return to the witness stand today in cosby's sexual assault retrial. three accusers confronted cosby yesterday. one, janice baker-kinney testified, i was raped. another called out to him, you remember, don't you, mr. cosby? the women say he knocked them out with drugs before assaulting them. cosby's lawyers twice asked for
a mistrial but were denied. california governor jerry brown agreed to send national guard troops to the border of mexico, but brown insisted the troops will not be used to enforce immigration or build a border wall. the governors of texas, arizona, and new mexico have committed troop, but until now governor brown resisted. coming up on the "morning news," the politics of pot. former house speaker john boehner announces a career high. and caught on video. a cruise ship has a close encounter with a dock. this is the "cbs morning news." a close encounter with a dock. this is the "cbs moning news."
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schools in oklahoma and tesla will remain closed. smaller school districts say they'll resume classes. thousands of teachers have been protesting at the state capital demanding more tax dollars for classroom needs. teachers were granted pay hikes of about $6,100. a cruise ship crashes into a dock and john boehner makes the pitch for pot. "the boston globe" reports former republican speaker of the house john boehner has morphed from marijuana phobe to weed adviser. the company cultivates, processes, and dispenses marijuana in 11 states. boehner used to oppose the legalization of mann, but now he says american people's attituded have changed dramatically, and so has his. "fortune" reports tesla is blaming the driver in a fatal tesla crash last month. the autopilot system was engaged
when walter huang's suv slammed into a divider in san francisco. his family has hired a law firm to explore legal options. tesla had provided many warnings for huang to put his hands on the wheel and he wasn't paying attention to the road. >> mariah carey has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. the pop singer said she was first diagnosed in 2001 but department want to believe it. she said she lived in denial and isolation and in constant fear someone would expose her. carey said she recently sought treatment and is now in therapy and taking medication. and florida's "sun sentinel" reports on a cruise ship smashing into a dock in honduras. video shows the msc armonia slamming into the dock tuesday morning. nobody was injured. passengers were able to disembark. after repairs the ship was given the green light to travel to its next destination. still ahead, under the big
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minutes from the policy meeting shows some policy makers feel the central bank will have to raise interest rates more quickly to keep inflation under control. on wall street the dow jones industrial average fell 218 points. the s&p 500 lost 14 points. and the nasdaq composite finished 25 points lower. the ford motor company's len lincoln brand plans to build as many as five new vehicles in china by 2022. it's ford's bid to expand sales. ford expects to begin building the new lincoln aviator in china along with the replacements for the mkc crossover and the sedan. currently all the ford trucks in china are brought in from north america. one of the aviation security officers involved in removing a passenger from a united airlines jet last year is suing united and the city of chicago. officer james long was seen in video dragging dr. david dau
from the plane when he refused to give up his seat. long was fired four months later. the suit alleges long did not receive proper training for the situation. johnson & johnson and imerys talc america have been ordered to pay $80 million in punitive damages in the case of a man who says he developed cancer because of exposure to asbestos in talc-based products. johnson & johnson was ordered to pay stephen lanzo in the first stage of the cases last week. j & j is involved in thousands of cases. this was its first trial loss. and now you can get spotify and hulu in a package deal. the company said wednesday that a $12.99 plan will get you a package with ad-free streaming
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ you say it's your birthday so happy to you ♪ oh, there is a bit of a baby boom going on at a zoo in belgium. yesterday the zoo welcomed its third baby elephant this year. video shows the elephant's birth. seconds later several grown elephants are seen surrounding
the newborn. the baby was on his feet within 15 minutes of his delivery and is said to be healthy and walking well. and a traveling circus is making sure everyone can enjoy what's taking place under the big top including kids with disabilities. in addition to the trapeze artists, the jugglers, and the wire walkers, there are also sign language interpreters at the big circus. they're helping kids who can't hear well take it all in. there are also live audio descriptions for visually impaired kids. >> he's pulling back the bow with one foot. the arrow is pointed at the balloon. behind her. and she releases. she got it. >> it's called the circus for the senses, and the big apple circus has been doing it for about 30 years in every city it visits. coming up on "cbs this morning," in the series "a more perfect union," we meet an award-winning writer who's carrying on the legacy of one of
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our top stories this morning, u.s. warplanes are on their way to the middle east for a previously scheduled deployment. president trump warned of imminent military action in a tweet declaring missiles will be coming. that followed russia's warning that missiles fired at syria will be shot down. sources tell cbs news it appears the real target of the fbi search warrant at the homes and office of michael cohen was president trump. the documents mention the president several times. they allowed authorities to look for records concerning the
release of the 2005 "access hollywood" tape in which mr. trump was heard making vulgar comments about women. a group of high school students is marking holocaust remembrance day by re-enacting it. it's from the witness theater program which brings survivors and students together. >> i grabbed onto the back of that man and i said, why, why, why do you have to take my father away. the theater is a way that holocaust survivors and high school students connect. >> the german airplanes were so low, you'd see the pilots' faces. >> i play esther. >> these are very unusual children. they volunteered to do a very hard and difficult performance. >> it's been really crazy to hear their stories, and i play eleanor. >> we're going to be separated. >> and listening to her story
and now taking on her story makes me feel so much responsibility to do it justice because the women we've been working with are probably five of the most incredible women i've ever met in my entire life. >> we walked day and night cold weather into the fields. i used to sleep in haystacks. >> my father knew what was going to happen. >> i remember what my father was like. >> i hallucinated a great deal. >> i mean, those things i kind of forgot, and so these memories have come back. >> there's a line in the play that one of the survivors says at the end of her vignette and she says her story is supposed to represent millions of the stories unheard around that's kind of what we're kind of all here to do. hearing these stories makes me think less of how it happened but how we think about it now and what's the next step. >> performances run through the weekend.
now, coming up on "cbs this morning," possible privacy concerns for instagram. the photo-sharing site will soon allow its users to download a copy of all the content they have uploaded on the platform. tony dokoupil has details. and in the series "a more perfect union" we're meeting an award-winning writer who's carrying on the legacy of a one of literature's greatest icons, langston hughes. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
it's 4:29. people are getting to work early. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm anne makovec. kenny is not at work this morning. so lucky for him. it is 4:30. and the sky has cleared overnight. >> how rude was that rain overnight? >> i liked it actually. >> i always like it. >> i go to bed so early that it was like 6 p.m. ! >> it was an event for a short amount of time but now it's just a lingering shower. here's a look at san francisco now. it's crisp out there. once you step outside, you will notice the cooler temperatures. yes, today will be cooler than yesterday. 10 are degrees below average. light showers this morning and some stronger winds. it will be warm for friday and saturday. that's when we'll