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the lake county fires for the past few days. >> just to get back to the city and breathe normal air is just great. it is a relief. >> we are happy to have you back . we are sending good vibes to everyone in the fire zones, thousands of people evacuated this morning, we will keep you posted on that, in the meantime, cbs this morning is coming up next. good morning. to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, august 1st, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." everyone survives when a jet line with 103 people aboard falls from the skies in mexico. this morning passengers describe how they escaped the wreckage as it burst into flames. facebook uncovers what appears to be a new effort to influence the midterm elections. dozens of accounts can be linked to a russian misinformation campaign.
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congress releases the stopping the printing of blueprint of guns. and why everyone has a right to build an arsenal. chipotle faces another food safety crisis after hundreds in ohio report illnesses. and less than four months after a devastating bus crash left him paralyzed, a young hockey player making a triumphant return to the ice. but we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> 103 people cheat death when a plane plunges to the ground shortly after takeoff. >> a miracle in durango, mexico. >> the governor there is saying the plane was hit by a big gust of wind as it left the runway just before crashing. facebook uncovers sophisticated efforts on the platform that may be linked to russia. >> these are absolute attacks on our democracy. wildfires are still burning out of control across
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california. >> it's pretty unprecedented for the whole state to be in something like this. president trump held a rally ahead of florida's presidential election. >> i will leave now because i have been boring you to death. thank you. more than 20 cars crushed when a parking garage near dallas, texas, simply collapses. awl all that -- >> they obliterated the mets, 25-4. >> it was over quick. >> -- and all that matters -- >> lebron james just opened a brand-new state-of-the-art school in ohio. >> after what happened to him in the finals to j.r. smith, lebron was like, yo, everyone in cleveland needs to learn how to count, okay? >> on "cbs this morning." president trump said the united states is doing well despite the fact that north korea is still producing nuclear missiles. >> it's surprising that kim
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jong-un would do something like this. he really seemed to be warming up to western society. he and his security team did their own version of the in my feelings challenge. ♪ >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." the only thing they didn't have was this move going on, right? i want to see drake in pyongyang, a global tour. that would be pretty good. >> as you know, gayle king and john dickerson are off, and so anthony mason and alex wagner are here with us. >> good to be with you. we're going to start with a good news story. it's rare to say everybody survived after a crash. this is the story. all 103 people aboard a mexican airliner survived when a plane smashed into the round after it
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took off. it was packed with 99 passengers, four crew members when it went down and burst into flames. i mean, look at this picture. this is in northern mexico. investigators are still trying to determine what caused the crash. >> at least 80 people were hurt in the crash. 49 of them were taken to the hospital. two people, including the pilot, are in serious but stable condition. kris van cleave is tracking the latest developments, kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a miraculous story. people showing up here for the flight were learning about the crash from us. aeromexico ceo said the plane was 10 years old, was, quote, perfectly maintained and last serviced in february. mexico's civil aviation authority said it could take months to determine the ross. this is what emergency crews encountered when they arrived on the scene. the embraer 190 largely intact but on fire with some passengers
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still inside. the crash happened in mexico's northern state of durango. durango's governor said it made it to the ground but the wind. and forcing the engine to cash fire just a few hundred yards from takeoff. lorenzo nunez was a passenger on the plane. there was a strong explosion that hit the plane, he said. we don't know if it was a lightning bolt or mechanical problem. we had just taken off and the plane fell. this woman explains how she escaped the wreckage with her son. she said, i was lucky enough to turn around and there was a hole somewhere. i unbuckled my son's seatbelt that way and jumped. some passengers described people being trapped at the back of the smoke-filled plane and helping others make it out of the flames. ross aimer is a retired airline captain. >> it's a miracle. that no one so far has been fatally injured. >> i would say this would be a 1
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in 100 chance that we would have no fatalities. >> reporter: embraer has sent a team to the crash site. the u.s. embassy tells us they have not been able to tell us if any americans were on board. some of the survivors wandered back to the airport after the crash looking for their loved ones, alex. >> kris, thanks. >> it really is a miracle. >> yeah, i was thinking the same thing. >> what a harrowing thing. as a woman said, there was a hole in the plane. she managed to get out. >> takeoff is the tricky part. >> the trickiest. facebook pulled dozens of apparently fake accounts amid new concerns about russia's efforts to undermine midterm elections. facebook said yesterday they deleted 32 accounts and pages backed to a political campaign. vladimir duthiers of our streaming network cbssn is
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following the story. good morning. >> good morning. >> facebook said it was created by many people who went to great lengths to hide theirentdy. they're getting more sophisticated. many of the deleted pages inflamed divisions and encouraged americans to turn on each other. an account called resisters duped real people into organizing a protest in washington, d.c. built as a sequel to the confrontations with white nationalists that took place last year in charlottesville, virginia. the violence that left one protester dead. in a conference call, facebook coo sheryl samberg said it prompted the company to act. >> security is an arms race. we face determined well-funded adversaries who won't give up and who are constantly changing tactics. >> reporter: facebook couldn't link the fake pages to russia with 100% certainty.
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but the digital trail appears to lead back to moscow. posts often contain grammatical errors, characteristic of russian speakers working with facebook. at one point an administrator of the resisters page was an account linked to a russian troll farm called the internet agency. >> this isn't really a hack of facebook. it's more of a hack of our minds. >> reporter: dan patterson is a technology reporter at cnet. why is it so hard for facebook to identify whether or not it's russia in this particular instance? >> the actors use what's called a vpn, a virtual private network. this makes it very difficult for investigators to really determine, down to a fine science, who precisely was involved. >> reporter: but lawmakers briefed by facebook sounded convinced. >> what we're looking at in social media is an effort by russians and other adversaries to create social chaos, to divide america.
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>> the national security council told cbs news it's coordinating a government-wide response to foreign interference in u.s. elections. homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen warned yesterday that cyber threats are now a bigger danger to the u.s. than physical attacks. that's where we are. >> do we know if the government identified it to facebook, or whether facebook identified it? >> it's facebook that identified it. the problem, of course, they're using these vpns. every time they try to identify it, they change locations so it's hard to know where it came from. >> thank you, vlad. president trump's former campaign chairman paul manafort will be back in court this morning for the second day of his high stakes criminal trial. this is the first trial related to the special counsel's russia investigation. yesterday the judge moved quickly through jury selection. opening statements and the first witness testimony. paula reid is outside the alexandria, virginia, courthouse. paula, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the judge overseeing this case,
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he is known as the rocket docket for how quickly he moves through cases. yesterday, prosecutors told the jury that manafort allegedly hid tens of millions of dollars. and laundriered money through these lavish purchases. they described a $21,000 watch, a $15,000 jacket made in ostrich, and an estimated $2 million home just down the street from the courthouse. manafort a longtime operative is not charged with anything related to president trump or anything to the campaign. manafort's lawyers argue it was actually his business associate and one-time deputy campaign chairman rick gates who failed to disclose everything to the irs. at any moment during these proceedings, manafort can still plead guilty and try to cooperate with special counsel. al at any point during the proceedings, the president could
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see how the rocket docket goes today. four people are still unaccounted for in a devastating car fire. new cellphone video showed cell home openers fleeing the deadly flames. the mendocino complex fire destroyed more buildings yesterday. high winds forced firefighters to scramble to contain the flames. this morning, there are 17 large wildfires burning state wide. mar mireya villarreal is in california this morning. >> reporter: good morning. there used to be a bar here. now all that's left are hot spots. firefighters tell me they're making progress off these blazes still, there are more than 12,000 structures that are being threatened right now. firefighters faced a wall of flames as high as 40 feet tall
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as winds pushed this new arm toward the mendocino fire. >> we had spot fires, fires pushing over the ridges, down in the canyons. >> reporter: firefighters worked quickly to put out spot fires. but they were unable to stop the flames from reaching buildings nearby. one homeowner stood shoulder to shoulder with firefighter as the wildfire approached. >> it's my house, what else am i going to do? i'm trying to do everything i can to save it. >> reporter: while his home was saved, nearby structures were destroyed. >> we could see structures. whether homes or barns, there were structures involved in the fire. >> reporter: farther north, hundreds lost everything. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: after a car fire suddenly exploded last week. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: newly released cell phone video shows the fire's initial fury. people working at this hospital lost their homes including this doctor.
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firefighters are brafcing to bea relentless fire season. >> i don't care where you stand on your opinion of global warming there's something changing and we're seeing fires that never happened in these areas before. >> reporter: these firefighters have taken a major toll on the budget. in the july of july, a quarter of the state's budget for the year. >> that's a huge cost. mireya, thanks so much. more protests expected in minneapolis, over the decision not to charge officers involved in a deadly shooting. thurman blevins was killed by police officers on june 23rd. they say he pointed a gun at them after a short chase. hundreds protested yesterday blocking intersections. dean reynolds is in minneapolis where he spoke to blevins' family. dean, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning, well, this is the alley where thurman blevins was shot as he fled two minneapolis police officers. we spoke to his family who admitted, yes, he did have a gun on him at the time, but, they believe, the officers overreacted. why did he run? >> it was the way they approached him when they came out of the vehicle. >> reporter: thurman bleven's sister and cousin said he feared for his life. >> who else is going to run when they say i'm going to shoot you? >> reporter: officers justin smith and ryan kelly opened fire 14 tires and killed blevblevins. moments before they thought, video shows blevins turned with a gun in hand ready to fire. something both officers say
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happened. >> before i pulled the trigger, when the gun came out, i feared for my life. i feared for my partner's life. i remember seeing that barrel pointing right at me. i'm pretty sure he got the shot off. in another quarter of a second, i have my gun out and now i'm sending shots back at him. >> reporter: what about the notion that police say he fired the weapon? >> that's not true. >> we believe that's not true and we're calling for an investigation. >> reporter: they say the officers were intent on coming out shooting. if he had followed their command, he'd probably be alive, don't you think? >> not necessarily. not necessarily. >> no. >> reporter: they would have shot him even if he had his hands up? >> it happens all the time. it happens all the time with black men. that doesn't mean they're not going to shoot him. >> reporter: the family told us they want the case reopened. and they intend to pursue all legal avenues against the two officers.
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norah. >> all right, dean, thank you. cbs chairman and ceo les moonves isn't commenting this morning on new allegations of sexual assault. the los angeles county district attorney says a woman came forward late last year alleging multiple incidents from the late 1980s. anna werner is here with details of that investigation. anna, good morning. >>le good morning, the l.a. county district attorney's office looked at whether they should file charges. prosecutors said the statute of limitation has run out. meanwhile the cbs board of directors is facing mounting pressure to do more. >> reporter: a partially redacted document from the l.a. county d.a.'s office shows that jane doe seems to encountered moonves through the entertainment industry. the multiple incidents of assault are alleged to have occurred in 1986 and 1988 when moonves was worked with loramar.
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she did not make those allegations to police until late last year. cbs news confirmed that police interviewed moonves' lawyer but never spoken to moonves. the d.a.'s office determined in february the statute of limit acheses had expired. the disclosure came after a "the new yorker" article laid out allegations by six women who claimed that moonves sexually harassed them between the 1980s and 2000. >> these are allegations that are heavily corroborated. >> reporter: author ronan farrow wrote that new yorker article but wrote it appears to stem from allegations not in our story from an additional woman. moonves has not commented on the latest, but previously did acknowledge there were times decades ago when he made have made some women uncomfortable by
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making advances. after our meeting, the cbs board on monday announced it's in the process of selecting outside council to conduct an independent investigation. cbs news received no response tuesday when we asked if that independent council has not been chosen. >> to not but moonves on leave was shocking. >> reporter: he believes the boards should have had moonves step aside during the investigation. >> it makes that much more challenging for employees to come forward if he's still in that seat. >> moonves has previously said in a statement that he has always understood that no means month. we reached out to him and along with every other cbs board member and didn't get any response. we learned that individual board members have been discussing this new information in phone conferences as recently as last night. moonves could speak further on thursday when the board releases
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earnings. cbs won't confirm whether he'll be leaving the company's earnings call with investors. only on "cbs this morning," we'll hear from the gun rights advocate who wants to share designs for 3d printed weapons. >> when somebody downloads a gun from your website with your blueprints and kills somebody with it how are you going to feel personally? >> i don't think i provided you anything other than the general knowledge. >> ahead, why codey wilson said a federal
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jeff bezos warned it might be a risky investment but it may have yielded a 12 million percent return. how do you like those odds? just last week amazon recorded its largest quarterly profit in history. is may be on track to be the world's first trillion-dollar company. a judge is blocking an organization from publishing blueprints for 3-d guns. they sued to stop texas-based dispense distributed after it uploaded designs for untraceable firearms. the company had illegally uploaded the blueprints after reaching an agreement with the government. tony dokoupil met with him to find out why he wants to
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disseminate dangerous information. >> for cody wilson, this is very simple. he believes every american has the right to build their own gun arsenal in home. in 2018 he built the world's first plastic firearm and now he's trying to do it on line with a-15 rifles and handguns so they can do it on their own. he was clear with us. he believes he has already won. >> i believe that i am championing the second amendment in the 21st century. >> you think it's good for the safety of americans? you think that's good for american families, you think that's good for american streets, you think it's good for america? >> i think unquestionably it's good for the future. >> how? walk me through that. >> it's a fundamental american right. >> reporter: he wants to download blueprints in a world where anyone can download a
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blueprint at home. he was blocked from it. >> it makes no damn sense at all to make those available. >> washington state's bob ferguson who leaded lawsuit from them said it's dangerous because they're untraceable, on undetectible and often have no background check. >> i will go to supreme court. i will waste all my time. >> reporter: wilson already published 10 blueprints as of last friday and the schematics alone had been downloaded five times. >> there is nothing good that can come with defense distributed uploading these files. >> a chairwoman of newtown action alliance, a gun creator
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made. >> our laws and policies have to keep up with the changing advancements in technology. >> the future is simply digital fabrication. >> reporter: wilson argues it's already possible to police 3-d gun technology and he believes he has a free speech right to publish the designs. >> i'm talking about files. i'm not talking about the guns. i'm not a licensed gun manufacturer. i don't make guns at this location. i have data. i can share the data. >> when somebody downloads a gun from your website with your blueprints and kills somebody with it, how will you feel personally? >> i don't believe i provided you anything other than the general knowledge of what an ar-15 is. >> reporter: but to fund his legal site, wilson's company does sell these milling machines. they come preloaded with the design files to allow anyone to make their own ar-15 or handgun in about two days. no serial number and no screening. they retail for about $2,000 and
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there's a three-month backlog. >> the defense distributed is still winning this battle. >> reporter: andy greenberg has followed wilson since 2012. in the long run, he says the court ruling is insignificant considering the agreement he has already reached with the federal government. >> he can publish whatever files he wants and no one has been able to successfully keep them from doing that. >> what will make me uncomfortable is when people stop coming to this office and making a debate, the files are in the public domain. you will not ask me to adjust my policies. >> cody wilson says he does follow all required laws and regulations and even screens people looking to buy his milling machines. under the court order he can't publish any new blueprints until september at the earliest. that milling machine is essentially a shrunken down gun
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factory for your home. >> the nra is not backing him. >> not backing him because he takes the files and does it at home. >> gun manufacturers don't benefit from milling machines in people's homes. >> he has a tombstone outside his office and on that tombstone it says, "american gun control." hundreds report feeling sick after eating at a chipotle restaurant in ohio. how the health care sent the stock tumbling and what the food-borne illness could be. if you're on the go, subscribe to our "cbs this morning" podcast on apple's podcast or wherever you like to download your podcast. here's today's top stories and what's happening in your world in less than 20 minutes. you're watching "cbs this morning." if you're on park street in reno, nevada, the high winds of the washoe zephyr could damage your siding. and that's very different than living on park ave in sheboygan,
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walgreen, trader joe's, oonld krogers. poultry, beef, and wrap products may have been contaminated. meanwhile hundreds are reporting illnesses related to a chipotle in powell, ohio. customers wrote online they felt sick. the health department said it's received 368 reports related to possible food-borne illness stemming from the restaurant. nikki battiste is here with the latest in a series of food scares for that chain. good morning. >> good morning. so far there's no evidence that it stretches beyond this one restaurant of chipotle in ohio. one customer suffered serious and permanent injuries after buying food from the store and essentially employees called in sick on sunday and monday. >> my wife yelled at me saying,
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there are people getting sick at chipotle. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: kevin white is one of hundreds sick forcing the popular chain to close its store on monday. delaware county health district says the number of calls related to the outbreak has been growing since sunday evening. >> did you eat at the chipotle on saw mill. >> reporter: there were 150 reports by tuesday afternoon. >> right now people are reporting diarrhea, vomiting, muscle aches, headaches. >> reporter: some investors sent chipotle's stock plunging tuesday by as much as 9%. it's been recovering after an e. coli breakout. >> what could this food-borne illness be? >> i can't think of it being
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anything other than a norovirus. >> reporter: bill marler represented dozens of people three years ago. >> how do more than 300 get sick at one employee? >> it could be an ill employee or customer. it can spread incredibly quickly. >> reporter: he said the company has taken significant steps to improve its food safety. >> the fact of the matter is that they have done a remarkly good job for as many restaurants as they have. post 2015, i don't see a concern eating at that restaurant or other restaurants r it cleaned and sanitized their store and replaced all the food before reopening their store yesterday. it didn't seem to phase customers nationwide.
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it was so popular on avocado day it crashed the serve. >> those are guac lovers. they stop at nothing. >> me included. i love guac. everybody loves chipotle. >> they love guacamole. >> thank, you nikki. up next, how a 10-year-old beat olympian michael phelps in his own sport. we'll explain that one. and legendary actor, writer, and
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morning." here's a look at some of this morning's headlines. the "wall street journal" reports that john kelly has agreed to remain white house chief of staff through 2020 at president trump's request. monday marked kelly's first anniversary in the role. he was likely going to leave this summer. tensions between trump and kelly have reportedly eased in recent months. health and human services officials told a senate panel they warned the trump administration that separating migrant families at the border would be dangerous for children. >> we raised a number of concerns in the program about any policy which would result in famili family separation due to concerns we had about the best interest of the child as well as -- >> jonathan white, who organized rhett unification efforts, said he had been assured the government was not planning on separating children. but some immigration officials defended the separation policy.
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one compared family detention centers to summer camp. of the more than 2500 children separated from their families, 559 are still in government custody. that includes 429 children whose parents are no longer in the u.s. the pittsburgh post gazette reports the first penn state frat member to be sentenced in last year's death of a pledge has received three months house arrest. 21-year-old ryan burke pleaded guilty to hazing and alcohol charges. 19-year-old ken piaza died after hazing. he suffered head injuries in a series of falls. more than 20 frat members still face charges. and cbs monterrey affiliate kion reports on clark kent who beat the record of michael phelps 21 months ago.
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he competed against phelps on sunday. clark kent apauda, whose friends call him superman, shattered phelps' record by more than a second. he says he wants to compete in the olympics. that's awesome. one, first of all, i like his parents. they named him clark kent. >> he's living up to his name. >> and number two, it's fun. we want to see the meeting now between michael phelps and clark kent. moviepass users are facing a huge price increase. ahead we'll look at the future of the troubled subscription service and why it decided on limits that customers could see certain movies like "mission impossible." not so cute when they're angry. and 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 ♪
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the deadly carr fire near redding is now the 6th mos good morning, four minutes before 7:00. or 8:00 rathern't i'm ann member sec. in shasta -- anne makovec. in shasta county the wildfire is the sixth most destructive in california history. the fire scorched more than 115,000 acres. this morning, it's 35% contained. in walnut creek hundreds of evacuees are being housed at a single shelter. tony's animal rescue foundation or a. r. f. has gotten about 500 dogs and cats from overflowing fire zone shelters. and san francisco has voted to ban pot shops from chinatown. supervisor and his district includes that area says he
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proposed this at the request of people in that community. traffic and weather coming up next.
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good morning, time now 7:57. and it's a slow stop go ride heading through oakland for those heading northbound 880. this is right near the coliseum and you can see we are in the yellow. we're tracking a 22 minute travel time between 238 and the maze. if you are headed along 580. your drive just under 20 minutes from 238 on up towards 24 there. and the east shore freeway, it's getting pretty busy out there in the red, 32 minute ride out of hercules heading to the maze and to san francisco an additional 25 minute drive. this morning also facing a lot of clouds out there. a gray gloomy start to the day. also cool and a lilt drizzly. -- little drizzly. santa rosa 52 as well. that ridge of high pressure that's making all the heat creating all the heat and it has been for a while, is still there. but it is moving a little more to the east and that means temperatures will be slightly
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cooler today. maybe just a degree or two upper 80s to low 90s for inland communities. mid 60s for places like san francisco. we'll cool for the weekend. i'm april kennedy and i'm an arborist with pg&e in the sierras. since the onset of the drought, more than 129 million trees have died in california. pg&e prunes and removes over a million trees every year to ensure that hazardous trees can't impact power lines. and since the onset of the drought we've doubled our efforts. i grew up in the forests out in this area and honestly it's heartbreaking to see all these trees dying. what guides me is ensuring that the public is going to be safer
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and that these forests can be sustained and enjoyed by the community in the future. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, august 1st, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." walmart is accused of firing women over pregnancy-related health claims. first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00.
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house speakers told the jury, manafort allegedly hid tens of billions worth of lobbying. >> these are the first structures that have burned since sunday. this is the alley where thurmon blevins was shot. his family admits he did have a gun on him, but says the officers overreacted. > les moonves says that he has always known no means no.
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>> look at these crock when you want to be above 2 1/2 inches above rock bottom. >> are those real crocs? >> apparently yes. hi, everybody, i'm for a o'donnell with alex wagner and anthony mason. investigators say it could take months to find out why a jet liner crashed in northern mexico. remarkably all 103 people aboard survived. aero mexico flight 121 slammed into a field yesterday. the flight was heading to the mexican city from the northern
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city durango. the archdiocese of chicago says he is alert and resting. facebook says it's cracking down on a coordinated campaign to interfere with the upcoming elections. face bo facebook removed 32 accounts, and 90,000 accounts followed at least one of the pages. facebook says it does not have information about who is behind the incidents. but it has evidence that leads to the russians that interfered with the 2016 election. >> facebook has been reluctant to say it is the russians, but do you feel confident they're behind this effort? >> i have no doubt that the russians are behind the effort.
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i think facebook doesn't want to be the organization that does the attribution. i think facebook rightfully believes the government should do thavt. i it -- but the similarities in these situations, i think is all the evidence we need to say it's the russians. so i'm very confident in that judgment. >> a number of digital fingerprints there. we heard the national security director dan coats saying our cyber system is under attack. what does this mean for us? >> cyber is one of the most significant threats facing the united states. both people getting in networks to steal information, to possibly do damage to information and to use those networks to spread misinformation and political influence. i think director coats was
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talking about all of those things. kristen neilson the secretary of homeland security said a couple of days ago said this is the biggest threat that our country is facing at the moment. >> these attacks are getting more sophisticated than they were in 2016, what's changing? >> it's clear to me that the russians learned from what they did in 2016, how they were discovered in 2016 and have taken steps to avoid discovery. that's why it took some time to find the accounts. so to change the internet protocol so it doesn't look like it's coming from russia. in 2016, they used rubles. now they're using other currencies, so the russians are going to greatest evident eses hide what they're doing.
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>> how about the u.s., are we ready for this? >> i don't think we're doing enough particularly on the deterrent side. we have not deterred vladimir putin. what's absolutely clear is that he continues to interfere in our democracy and he is doing it without cost. i think we need to, the president needs to, the senate needs to significantly enhance the sanctions to raise the pain on putin so he thinks about what he's doing. it's absolutely clear that he has lied to the president of the united states on multiple occasions and we meet to understand that and make policy based on that rather than what he says. >> mike morrell, thank you. after all of the revelations of his parkinson's diagnosis is bringing more information to this puzzling disease. >> it's like a puzzle to be solved. what do i have to adapt to carry on a normal life.
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i enjoy solving puzzles, it's very fun. >> a
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his parkinson's diagnosis. >> find out what real science is coming up with that helps. it helps to keep moving. >> parkinson's disease affects an estimated 1 million americans and more than 6 million people worldwide. it's the fastest growing neurological disease. cases are expected to double by 2040. for two decades, actor michael j. fox has been the public face of tparkinson's disease with hi foundation. >> what causes parkinson's
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disease and why ask it spreading so quickly? >> dopamine is -- parkinson's can also cause nonmovement symptoms, like memory problems, mood changes, sleep problems. the reason we see it increasing is age is the most common risk factor for parkinson's. so as our population gets older, there's an increase in diagnosis of parkinson's disease. >> how do you get dyiiagnosed le alan alda? >> there's no definitive test for parkinson's disease. it we rely on the person's symptoms. the stiffness, the balance, so
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that's why it's hard to get an early and accurate diagnosis of parkinson's. >> how difficult is it to predict the progression of the disease? >> everyone has an individual course in parkinson's. there's a -- it's a very boutique disease with different symptoms. it's hard to predict what your symptoms will be. >> talk about the importance of exercise and something alan alda, this idea of a cross movement exercise. >> exercise in general is critical for the management of parkinson's. it's one of those things that's almost as important as the
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medications you might take or the symptoms you have. studies show that it slows the progression of parkinson's. even incorporating your voice to scream at the bag when you're hitting it. these things help with the symptoms of parkinson's and could slow the progression of the simpymptoms as well. >> dr. rachel dolan, thank you so much. alan alda talks about what he's learned since his diagnosis. >> i was concerned th moved whe grandchildren said i'm proud of you and so did one of my sons and it made me feel like a million bucks. >> you can hear the cbs podcast
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the nation's largest private employer wall mat faces a potential lawsuit in new york state for allegations of pregnancy discrimination. two former walmart associates kaitlyn hoover and leigha klopp were fired. walmart said we do not tolerate diggs krimm nation and strive to create a supportive work environment for all of our associates including those who are pregnant. we disagree with these claims and will responlds with the court. >> others include merck, at&t, whole foods, and novartis. cbs legal analyst rikky klieman is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> how hard is it to prove pregnancy discrimination? >> it's very difficult when you can't really show a medical condition. that is, if you have a doctor's
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letter and you can show you have a real issue here. but what happens if you just get naurks what happens if you have to go and vomit. what happens if you can't lift? it's difficult to prove because employers can use a pretext. they can say, well, she wasn't so good at her job or she had the wrong attitude. there are a lot of reasons that employees can say that they fired you or demoted you that are not about your pregnancy. >> how important was it that this was filed in new york, this case? >> it's very important that the walmart case was filed in new york because new york has some of the best protections where a woman does not have to choose between her pregnancy and her job. back in 2016 governor cuomo went ahead with the women's agenda, and what they had done in a human rights law amendment in new york and in many other states, by the way, they have really created the best possible situation for women because if you have four or more employees
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-- that's all you need are four -- you have that an employer must, must accommodate your pregnancy and any related conditions unless it is undue hardshiping and that really is a strong burden that the employer would have to solve. >> rikki, there were 3,100 discrimination cases filed with the eeoc last year. >> the pregnancy discrimination act was passed in 1978, 40 years ago. well, we should have grown a lot in those 40 years. the pregnancy discrimination act as well as the americans with disabilities act, they're there for women to be protected, but particularly the p.d. a because the p.d. a has really looked at it this way. if you have pregnancy and you are similarly situated in what
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you can do to someone else like a man who may not be able to lift something heavy or may have pto take frequent bathroom breas or may need a lighter job or may have to go to the doctor, under the pregnancy discrimination act, you should be okay. american disabilities, pregnancy is not a disability, but the impairment from it can become a disability. you've got a lot of protections. call a lawyer or the eeoc or better balance. >> important for pregnant women to know what exists if they feel discriminated. the growing trade tensions between u.s. and canada have already hit the struggling newspaper industry. ahead, we'll take you inside one of the largest printing presses in the world to see what's at stake. you're watching "cbs this morning." ♪
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tom cruise fans who use moviepass may have been unable to see the latest blockbuster firefighters injured in this mariposa county wildfire.. is good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the number of firefighters injured in this mariposa county wildfire is now up to nine. the fire near yosemite national park also killed two firefighters. parts of the park will remain closed through sunday. in about 30 minutes, the suspect accused of a deadly attack at the bay fair b.a.r.t. station is expected to be arraigned. police say 24-year-old joshan combs punched and killed don stevens two weeks ago. upright memorial is planned today for -- a private memorial is planned today for dwight clark. he died in june at 61 after
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good morning, time now is 8:27. and we are tracking some slowdowns and likely to get even slower across the richmond- san rafael bridge in the westbound direction. all due to a new accident we're tracking. it's right near sanguineton and it -- san quentin. you will likely see some flashing rights. right now a ten -- lights. right now a ten minute drive across the span. there's the golden gate bridge. the fog is stealing the show as
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you are making your way across the span. please be careful. we also had wind advisory infect for the san ma -- effect for the san mateo bridge. let's check in with linda now on the forecast. fog taking over the golden gate bridge and also the bay bridge this morning. it's certainly a gray gloomy start to the day but it's protecting us from the smoke and fires that are burn. livermore at 58 degrees and let's check in on the visibility for you. it's low at half-moon day down to two miles. the north bay and coast definitely dealing with coastal cloud coverage and also where the cooler air will be. we also have the ridge of high pressure across the southwest that could bring us a chance of afternoon thunderstorms for the sierra just south of lake tahoe and for the inland communities temperatures will be warm again. not like yesterday. upper 80s low 90s for places like concord and fairfield but nice and cool in san francisco at 64. oakland 69. and look at this, even inland communities you are going to
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start to cool down a bit by this weekend.
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♪ >> to right, lays out, can't get it, back to the wall. turn around on the way to third. he's going to score easily. he's got an rbi triple and it's 25-1. >> how much is too much really? >> you did this just to hurt me, come on. >> sort of, as a nats fan, yes. >> even the new york mets announcers were fed up. mets were taking such a drubing from the nationals, let me say that again, such a drubbing,
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they brought in infielder jose ray reyes, it was way beyond and the nats beat the mets, 25-4. the most lopsided loss in the mets 57 season history. that is saying something. i'm being so unsportsman like but did this test the bounds of your love. >> we have been tested many times, mets fans. this season, which was already owe fsfficially a disaster, now at that ti catastrophe. >> yes. >> i've never seen a score like that in baseball. >> even if you've been a mets fan you haven't seecn that. >> it's a lesson in suffering. we wear it with pride. every day of the season. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." the boston globe reports on a study published in the journal of raidology that suggests women
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sustain more damage when they head soccer balls than men. regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female players than male players. they propose sex specific guidelines when it comes to heading balls. >> the wall street journal reports, the popular combat survival game fort knight. coaches can be paid 12 to $40 an hour. they can be found on contracting sites such as bid vine which says it hired out more than 1400 fortnite coaches since march. 125 million play fortnite worldwide. parents want to improve scores for -- or bragging rights. >> a lemur is back after being stolen over the weekend. someone cut through a fence and opened a cage housing a 32--year-old lemur named isaac.
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he turned u eed up the next day someone left it in a crate. the handwritten note said the animal has been taken from the zoo and isaac's caretaker says he's doing well. taking one is a federal crime. >> didn't know that. >> neither did i. >> i'm glad isaac is doing okay. >> first a horned shark, now lemur today. >> movie pass, if you're a subscriber it's likely you did not see tom cruise jump out of a plane last weekend. movie pass locked out subscribers from seeing many block buster film because of its financial problems. that's even though users are paying a monthly fee to see a
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movie a day. >> the company also announced it's raising its rate from 9 at the time $95 a month to $14.95 within the next month. the stock of the parent company closed down 38% yesterday at just 50 cents. in a statement they said we've begun making the necessary changes to our service that will help us continue to offer our members a high value low cost in theater movie experience. derrick thompson, senior editor at the atlantic. good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm looking at the statement from mitch lowe, the ceo of movie pass, this is almost like -- i hate to say it almost like a suicide note. inconsistencies and he unreliability of service, i regret the lack of proactive communication. we've done everything wrong. >> strewn with a bunch of post mortgage ems. people love this service but it was too good to be true. let's talk about what this service exactly did. the consumer pays $10 a month.
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they get a little card. they can use that card every single day to buy movie tickets but movie pass still has to pay full freight for each movie ticket. how much is a movie ticket. >> a bad deal for movie pass. >> a terrible deal. if i buy a movie ticket, that's $15. if i buy one movie ticket a month, not a day, a month, movie pass is losing money. >> how is that a business model? didn't they realize they would be paying more out-of-pocket than the subscribers were paying to them? >> i think there are two answers to the question. the first simple answer is it's not a business model. it is a consumer give away package. that said there are a lot of successful companies that have grown to scale by losing money. mitch lowe came from netflix which is going to lose billions to do exactly that., did exactly that for decades, losing money every single year and now there may be the most powerful company in the world. you can say for example, that uber is doing the exact same thing all over the world.
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they are losing money. what's the difference between movie pass and netflix? the difference is investors and to get investors, you need a story that says this is what we're going to do. we're going to sell the consumers at a loss to build a bigger product and sell them at restaurants and build our data into a grand new service. movie pass doesn't have that story. >> there's clearly something to the subscription model. now we see amc theaters trying to do their own version of it. >> amc has their own version of movie pass, they charge $20 for a max 13 movies a month. it's not like they are setting money on fire. >> if you offer 30% off the popcorn and a drink, you could boost your sales inside the theater. >> there you go. amc makes money on the popcorn and coca-cola and m&ms, that's how movie theaters -- >> raisinettes, that's how they make money. to a certain extent this is the
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way the entertainment business is going all over the place. netflix and cable television sell a subscription package. we subscribe to spotify. >> apple music. >> contrarian this morning. >> you can't charge less than the cost of the toast. you have to have a reasonable price. movie pass doesn't. >> i enjoy the fact you said -- >> i'm old fashioned that way. >> a little company called derrick, always good to see you. >> good to see you too. >> the struggling u.s. newspaper industry is caught up in a costly trade dispute that is pushing up its production costs. groundwood paper used in newspaper production and most comes from canada. the trump administration put a tariff on imports because of concerns it was sub sid diesed by the okaykcanadian department.
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we visited the "new york times" printing plant in new york city. >> this is the stuff that is in the cross hairs of the debate on tariffs, the wood pulp and it comes from canada. >> nearly 70% of newspapers in the u.s. rely on this. ground wood paper. nick deandrea, the vice president of production at the "new york times" says the tariff has made printing on paper that much harder. >> newspapers have their own challenge. our job is to protect the revenue of the printed newspaper. >> a news industry analyst says the tariff is a blow to a print industry already in decline. >> this is the kind of unexpected event that happens and it takes an industry that may be hurting a little and makes it far worse. >> as a result, small newsrooms have had to make tough choices from laying off staff to cutting the number of pages they print. >> those tariffs cause an increase in news print pricing of about 30 to 35%. >> beyond the tariffs, declining
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print readership overall caused printing plants to make adjustments. at the new york times printing plant in queens, over 600,000 newspapers are rolled out every night but not all copies are of the new york times. >> one of the things we've done over the last couple of years, we try to bring more business in. we started printing usa today here and recently long island news day here and that's happening nationally, the consolidation. >> in response to declining print circulation, plants like yours are now printing for other newspapers not just the times. >> in the last decade, print circulation dropped by over 30 million nationally. >> the market for news and how people consume it has changed dramatically. particularly in the last five or six years. >> in just five years as chief operating officer at the new york times, meredith leave yan witnessed a 40% drop in subscribers to the times daily print papers.
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>> it's called a newspaper. >> yeah. >> are we even going to have the paper part in ten years? >> the question is will we have quality original independent journalism available to the masses in ten years? i think the answer is yes but it requires that news organizations make digital experiences that are as addictsive and unrivaled as the journalism itself. >> the times readership is increasingly going digital. in just the last year, that i have seen an increase of close to 1 million online subscribers. but not all papers have been able to pivot so successfully. last week the daily news laid off half of its staff and in march the denver post cut its newsroom by a third. >> we're in scary time for local journalism and i think quality original independent journalism at the local level is like foundational to community, to society and ultimately to
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democracy. >> it's a very tough story for local papers right now, right? there's the existent shal threat in terms of digital but there's also tariffs that we'll be debating i think in the next couple of days. those have made an already difficult industry that much harder. >> four months after a devastating bus crash, a paralyzed hockey player is back on the ice after doctors said he might never walk again. >> told us, ryan looked at us, dad, get us the gold. >> are you kidding me? >> no. i couldn't fall apart there. i had to be strong for him but that kid is amazing. >> the athlete shares his personal miracle on ice and his
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a canadian junior hockey player involved in a deadly bus crash is making a triumphant return to the ice. ryan extwas in a bus crash wher his teammates died. he's wants to compete again.
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how his determination got him back on the ice. good morning. >> good morning. after learning he might never walk again, straschinitzki worked hard. at a hockey rink outside calgary, ryan skates effortlessly onto the ice. it was his first day learning to play sledge hockey, a sport designed for people with physical disability. for ryan, this day has been a dream of his since learning he was paralyzed from the chest down. >> i knew i had to get on the ice. i knew my legs would. work for however long but being on the ice is amazing. >> reporter: he was playing with a team in humboldt, canada. his team was traveling to a
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nearby town. >> all i remember is the bus driver screaming and i blacked out from there and woke up looking aet the semitruck and the mayhem. first thing to do was get up and help my teammates and brothers and i couldn't move. >> did you know there was something seriously wrong? >> yeah. i was in pain and the only thing i could do was scream for help. i had broken ribs and a punctured lung. >> 16 of the 29 people on board were killed in the crash. a few days later ryan's dad told "cbs this morning" about the moment his son found out that he might never walk again. >> when they told us, ryan just looked at us and goes, dad, olympic sledge hockey and get us to the gold. >> are you kidding me? >> no. i couldn't fall apart there, but that kid is amazing. >> reporter: it t road back has been difficult. he suffered broken ribs, serious
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head trauma, a lacerated spleen and shattered vertebra. after a six-hour surgery in canada, ryan was flown to shrine're's hospital in philadelphia where they specialize in spinal cord injury. >> i keep my teammates in my heart and every day i set new goals and challenges and remind myself it i'm doing it for them. >> reporter: the doctor's first priority was to help him adjust his time in a wheelchair. then he began an intensive program of rehabilitation which included time in the water, on the treadmill, and even upper body workouts. >> there's lots of muscle strengthening because my left side was weaker than my right. it's doing weight training. >> reporter: less than a month not being able to move, he was
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able to join his teammates for a reunion. shortly after, he was a guest of the philadelphia flyers at their training facility. now ryan is back playing the sport he loves, doing what he loves naturally, moving forward in body and spirit. >> u want to say thank you and say stay strong. life will get you down, but keep the positive mentality, anything's possible. >> in july the driver o the tractor trailer accused of the crash was charged with 16 counts. a court date is scheduled for later this month. >> john, thank you. ryan is amazing. >> what an incredible attitude and spirit. >> we talk so much about resilience. it's he. survival. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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i hope you guys have a terrific day. >> we will.
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new numbers from cal-fire this morning: good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. new numbers from cal fire this morning, the ranch and river wildfires in lake county have now destroyed 10 homes and is threatening more than 12,000 structures. the fires are 24% contained. richmond police are warning about a rash of car break-ins in the parking lot of pacific east shopping mall. in one case, the thieves stole more than $100,000 worth of jewelry. and cupertino council members have put off a decision on a plan that would tax larger businesses based on the number of employees they have working in the city. the so-called head tax may be decided by city voters in 2020. stay with us, a look at weather
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by living off the grid. completely. or... just set the washing machine to cold. do your thing. with energy upgrade california. good morning, time now 8:57. and we are tracking a couple of problems all along 280. so we'll begin by taking a live look, this is along 280 right near highway 87. and we got a crash, it's in that southbound direction. and you can see those delays continue to build excuse me, northbound direction. this is right near race. so do expect slowdowns and we have about 22 minute ride from 680 on over towards 85 there.
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slow stop and go. another problem along 280, this is just before 92 if you are heading southbound. a crash blocking two lanes and you can see speeds dip below 30 miles per hour. and also we have report of another accident this is southbound 280 right near sand hill road blocking one lane. so very slow ride heading along 280. you may want to use 101 this morning. let's check in with neda now and the forecast. good morning everybody. i know it's kind of gray outside but not to worry we're going to start to see some of this burn off probably by your lunch break though kind of a stubborn marine layer out there this morning. along with a little bit of drizzle. the a 2-degree -- 52 degrees in san francisco. checking in on the visibility, for half-moon bay it's three miles and oakland airport down to seven. it's improving for parts of the north bay. we have the ridge of high pressure still to the south of us. and that is going to bring our temperatures inland into the upper 80s to low 90s. around the bay, upper 60s and for the coast, we're staying cool in the upper 50s for the next few days. in fact through the weekend,
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inland areas you are finally going to get a break from all that heat to see our temperatures dropping into the 80s. ag? that's yes for less. ross has the brands you want for back to school. and it feels even better when you find them for less. at ross. yes for less. ...and you suddenly realizes you're really into art? that's yes for less. every trend. every room. on any budget.
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