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york city, i'm jericka duncan. have a great weekend. ♪ it's id friday, august 31st, 2018. this is the cbs "morning news." tragedy on the interstate. a passenger bus crashes head-on into a semi truck in new mexico and the death toll is rising. plus, honoring a hero, senator john mccain will lie in state today in the u.s. capitol as reflt on rblelife.d colleagues and a night o m h al sce today. ♪ all my friends
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbc news headquarters here in new york. it's good to be with you. i'm anne marie green. well, at least seven people were killed in a horrific crash with a greyhound and passenger truck in northwest mexico. the bus was headed to phoenix when the semi crossed into the path on interstate 40 the front of the bus was smashed, part of the side was torn off. danielle nottingham has more. >> reporter: drivers along new mexico's interstate 40 captured some of the first images of the wreckage, an onbelievable sight the front end of the greyhound bus was ripped off, who imthe cargo bed of the tractor-trailer was separated from the cab and turned on its side the contents spilling out onto the y. oh god, that was a woman. god bless them.
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>> reporter: the collision happened near the arizona border. greyhound says the bus was headed from albuquerqmal t from phoenix. rescuers worked to free passengers. >> it was a disaster. people were, you could tell people were distressed. screams were coming from the bus, which is horrible. >> reporter: new mexico state police say preliminary crash information indicates the semi blew a tire. witnesses say the vehicle crossed the median and hit the bus head on in the westbound lanes. >> there were skid marks on our side of the road that went across the median into the oncoming traffic on the other side. >> in cases like this a barrier would have definitely helped the situation. >> reporter: the crash also caused a backup the national
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transportation safety board dispatched a team to the site and will investigate. senator john mccain worked in the nation's capitol for more than four decades, today his body will lie if state at the capitol rotunda as washington pays its respects. yesterday, mccain was honored in his home state of arizona. he was remembered for his character, decency and love of his country. 24 state senate attended the ceremony. >> reporter: good morning, yesterday's memorial service included all aspects of john mccain's life, many of whom did not necessarily share the same political views as the six-term republican senator. that's the kind of unity mccain created in our nation and continues to create as the country collectively remembers his legacy today and through the weekend. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: arizona said its final good-bye to senator mccain yesterday. >> a true american hero.
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>> reporter: from the opening lines of the service at north phoenix baptist church, 3500 mourners remembered senator mccain as a maverick in all constitution. he stood up for it. he for fought for it every step of the way. he understood all of us, whether it was black, brown, white, asian to him it didn't make any difference. what he knew is we all make america great. >> reporter: there was plenty of laughter in between tearful tributes. >> my name's joe biden. i'm a democrat. >> reporter: former vice president joe biden highlighted the impact mccain's legacy will have on the nation. >> john's story is an person story. that's not hyperbeolehyperbole. it sounds like it's the american story, grounded in respect and
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decency. >> reporter: the service ended with pittsburgh cane's flag-draped casket being wheeled out to frank sinatra's "my way" before being flown to the airport and joint air force base in maryland. there senator mattis joined his wife cindy and his children. they will gather for a ceremony and public visitation and tomorrow mccain's procession pauses by the vietnam memorial on the way to the washington national ka need dram for a funeral service where presidents obama and george wind chill bush will speak. he will be buried sunday on the grounds of the u.s. naval academy in maryland. anne pary. >> laura podesta here in new york, auchg, laura. later this morning, "cbs news" will bring you a special report for a ceremony of mccain at the capitol. it starts at 10:30 eastern, 9:30 central. president trump will not be attending any of the mccain
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ceremonies at the request of the family. he was in anystumping for local candidates and took another shot at jeff sessions and fbi leadership, saying that i have to start doing their job. >> what's happening is a disgrace. and at some point i wanted to stay out but at some point if it doesn't straighten out properly, i want them to do their job,ly get involved and i'm get in there, if i have to. >> earlier, mr. trump told bloomberg news session's job was safe for now at least until after the mid-term elections. the "new york times" is reporting mr. trump and his then lawyer michael cohen were planning to buy all the dirt the "national enquirer" tapped parent company had on him. the plan was never finalized. they provided immune to the david pecker. he is a loyal trump supporter who ordered his staff to protect
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mr. trump from troublesome stories. a california man is charged with threatenning the boston globe after they oppressed freedom following attacks by president trump. prosecutors say rob chain made 14 threatening phone calls to the "globe" newsroom. he allegedly called journalists the enemy of the people and threatened to kill them. >> the president says things like enemy of the people then people call the boston "globe" newsroom repeating those words. that should be deeply alarming to everyone. >> chain was released on $50,000 became. he is due in court in boston september 24th. private funeral services will be held for aretha franklin in her hometown detroit. the guests will include jessie jackson and stevie wonder. 14 music am acts including patty labelle performed at a concert for the queen of soul.
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♪ though you are young ♪ hear my prayer ♪ i never knew it to bear whew. >> franklin died august 16th of pancreatic cancer. she was 76-years-old. coming up on the can the morning news" colin caper next's crucian case moves forward. a judge gets involved after a homeless man claims a couple took a large amount of the money they raised for him. this is the cbc "morning news." plus - take $10 off when you spend $25 or more! and get kohl's cash! this weekend - at kohl's. can make you feel unstoppable. ♪ kaepernick comblvrnlts activity or energy levels,
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concentration. benoit paire could only blame himself, he smashed his racket on the ground so hard it bounced up and hit him in the face. well, colin kaepepernick's' collusion case goes to trial. some call for and in an out boycott. the fork time's reports a fonewo fan pharaoh the first publicly charged it impeded the investigation into weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct the new yorker magazine later pub learned pharaoh's article on weinstein that won a pulitzer prize. they call it an outright lie and says pharaoh's work was fought broadcast ready when he took his reporting to the new yorker. the philadelphia "enquirer" reports a new york couple raised money for a homeless man to turn
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over what's left of the money by johnny bob it was living under n underpass. he gave his last $20 for gas. mcclure wanted to pay him back for his act of kindness, the couple took a large am ount of that money for themselves. >> rather than separating this money out, they put this money in their own account. they have mixed johnny bobbit's money with their money. they co-mingled it. >> the couple says they're wary of giving bobbit large sums of money. they are afraid he will buy drugs and deny any wrongdoing. fortune says they are calling for a boycotted of the iconic in and out chain after they gave money to state republicans. it was revealed the week they gave doctor 25,000 to the state party. the democratic party chairman
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. [ music playing ] on the cbs "money watch," president trump cancelled pay raises for most cicilian federal employees and apple gets ready to unveil its newest iphone. good morning, dianne. >> reporter: good morning, talks between the u.s. and canada for the north american free trade agreement resume this morning. negotiators met in washington.
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christa freeland said last night the two sides gathered a lot of ground. the atmosphere remains constructive. president trump warns he will levy tariffs on canadian-made cars if there is no deal. on monday the u.s. and mexico reached a preliminary deal that doesn't include canada. the president is ready to put tariffs on billions of goods as early as next week. the 70 stocks lower. the dell fell 137 points. the nasdaq finished 21 points lower. meanwhile, president trump cancelled pay raises that were due in january for most civilian federal employees. if the president would not have acted, workers would have gotten an all 2.1% above the board. he blames budget constraints and effective workers could see a slightly smaller pay boost under a proposal congress is considering. campbell soup is
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reorganizing. the company plans to sell its international business to pay down debt and focus on its soup and snacks business in north america. the soup and juice sales have decli declined with greater competition as families look for foods they consider healthier and less processed. campbell's says newly imposed tariffs that pushed steel and alluminum costs higher will impact its business. apple is expected to unveil its newest iphones september 12th. expect them to release three new smartphones, including one with a larger display than available. another is expected to similar edge-to-edge, using less costly screen technology. apple started selling new phones after launching them in time for the prime shopping season. >> the real question is, how much will it set me back sn
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>> the iphone 10 was a pricey one. >> it certainly was. thank you so much. >> reporter: all right. still ahead the justice department gives its support to students suing harvard university over racial bias. the latest on a case that could end up in the supreme court.
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crowd is asking police what they plan to do about it. plus: a legal victory for colin kaepernick. his collusion case against the n-f-l is moving forward. and a somber goodbye to the late senator john mccain. the final memorials happening in his honor. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's friday, august 31st. this is not a bed. it's a revolution in sleep. from $899, during sleep number's 'biggest sale of the year'. it senses your movement, and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. it even helps with this. so you wake up ready to put your pedal to the metal.
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says harvard involves in racial balancing, siding with asian american students suing the university. harvard's race-based admissions processes disadvantages asian-american applicant compared to other groups. they argue the university holding asian american students to higher standards than whites an other students. the charges harvard denies. the filing was expected on multiple fronts. last month, it reversed obama eva guidelines that enkoujd students with race in college admissions. >> it takes courage to speak up. against racial injustice. >> reporter: in recent years, they have spoken up. against action. >> harvard really only cares about diversity when it comes to
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forming a class of x% of people. we can't set quotas on how many people we admit. >> w domented racial disparities and access to educational opportunities. colleges need to be able to have a way to take those things into account. >> reporter: jan crawford, cbs news, washington. . as the nation pays tribute to the late senator john mccain, one new orleans grandmother has her own memory. she found a p.o.w. bracelet with john mccain's name on it. in 1975, million bracelets were made. mccain was cap cured by the north vietnamese okay 26th, 1967. he spent more than five years in captivity.
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our top stories this morning, at least seven people were killed in a head-on bus crash in new mexico. the driver of a semi says he blew a tire, lost control, and crossed into oncoming traffic. there were 49 people on the bus headed from albuquerque to phoenix. the front of the bus was sheared off, one side was torn away. senator john mccain's casket arrived in maryland last night. it will lie in state under the u.s. capitol today. many of his colleagues will speak at ceremony. tomorrow a funeral service will be held at the national
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cathedral. he was honored yesterday. mccain died last saturday from brain cancer. wel texas woman was sentenced when she tried to vote. and was sent to return to prison for voting in the 2016entificat past made voting a crime. >> reporter: she said, put your hands behind your back. we have a warrant for your arrest. >> reporter: crystal mason remembers the day for voting in the last presidential election. >> my mom kept nagging, go vote, go vote, i did what she said, i went to vote. >> reporter: she was on supervisory relief for tax fraud when she cast her ballot. in texas, that's against the law. do you feel you served your time and are out of prison, you should be able to go cast your vote? >> we should. we pay taxes. that's what i believe in.
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if i had a doubt, i wouldn't have did it. >> reporter: here, felons can't vote until they've completed their sentence, now she faces n feral rs for voter fraud prison. >> are you mentally ready for that? >> not at all. i'm not ready. >> reporter: nationwide, an estimated 6.1 million felons are restricted from voting. nearly half a million of them are in texas. in 13 states, felons lose the right to vote indefinitely. >> people, indeed, in the american democracy are being punished for voting. >> reporter: the university of service criminal co-wrote the book on felony voting laws which date back to the 1870s in there the united states is among the nations that disenfranchise everybody for committing felony-level crimes. >> reporter: union says these laws are more of a moral punishment than a legal one. florida has a ban that could be overturned through a ballot
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methisem hat is thee, more n peop could . as for crystal mason, she heads back to prison next month. "cbs news," ft. worth, texas. . coming up, john dickerson reflects on the selfless actions of former president jimmy carter and john mccain can inspire us all. a former college dean takes action after she grows concerned about her school ripping off students and the government. that's the cbs "morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne marie green. have a great day and a great weekend.
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a i'm kenny choi. good morning. it is friday, august 24th. this is a live look at downtown san jose this morning. good m. r
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it's friday! >> i have been so ready for this. >> end of the month so bills tomorrow. that's the way it is. >> wa, wa, wa. >> rents, mortgage. >> i'm michelle griego. we have a warmup coming up. so here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. commute should be fine. high pressure is building so temperatures warming up about 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. we'll stay warm through labor day monday. three-day weekend! all right. maybe you're on the road


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