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>> reporter: so it's back to the sh k singles bar in this day k singles bar in this day an captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, september 4th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." devastation in the bahamas. it continues destruction as it turns toward the u.s. when and where it could make landfall. breaking overnight. a possible victory for hong kong. what they're reportedly about to say about the extradition bill. and calling off the search. the u.s. coast guard suspends the search for victims after the deadly boat fire in california. what's complicating the effort to determine the cause of the >>good m fe io
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hurricane dorian is moving away from the bahamas this morning, setting its sights on the southeastern u.s. dorian lashe days, causing widespread devastation. many parts of the island are under water. at least seven people are confirmed dead, and the death toll is expected to rise. dorian has weakened to a category 2 storm though. millions of people from florida to the carolinas are watching the storm which threatens massive flooding along the coastal communities. hilary lane is in daytona a bea, florida. hilary, what kind of destruction has dorian caused so far? >> reporter: the hurricane ripped through the bahamas with the power of an ef-4 tornado, leveling neighborhoods. here in florida the storm has weakened, but we're still seeing heavy rain and wind as the storm moves up the east coast. the devastation goes for miles.
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>> we are in the midst of one of the greatest national crisis in our country's history. >> reporter: for two days hurricane dorian sat over the bahamas as a category 5 storm. left behind, buildings turned into rubble, boats tossed into trees, and streets under water. ournalist tim andisy and dogs were for abandon their home as floodwaters rushed in. some residents used jet skis to help neighbors. >> we can rebuild. we will rebuild. >> reporter: the red cross estimated 13,000 homes were damaged are destroyed. >> we will need the world to help us with this one. >> reporter: in florida, residents all over the state spent days preparing for the storm. and while it now looks like dorian won't make landfall here, we're still seeing heavy rain and storm surge. >> i know it's been frustrating for a lot of folks, for floridians to look and see, is
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it going to come in my direction, is it going to come in noo? >> reporter: the national with weather center says it's going to head toward the carolinas. some people are holding out. >> i've got property to look after. i'll wait till the last minute and see what happens. >> reporter: dorian could make landfall friday in the carolinas. businesses and schools in daytona beach has been closed for days. most of the restaurants and businesses have been closed for the past few days. we are expecting them to reopen tomorrow as the conditions improve. schools will also reopen. but power outages s remain of concern. in daytona beach, hilary lane. anne-marie, back over to you. >> thank you very much. dorian makes its slow journey. cbs news weather producer david parkinson is tracking the storm. >> anne-marie, good morning. the storm is finally making its way furtherer north. you can see it's just offshore of daytona.
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it's not to say it's on the east side, but it's picking up rain. this is all we can pick up on the radar, but it us raining heavily basically from the space coast almost up to jacksonville. right now the stats are a category 2 with winds at 105. look at that. it's finally moving. it's east of daytona beach and it will start to get a move on. so by this evening it will be past the florida/georgia line as a category 2. it maintains category 2 status straight into thursday where it makes its closest brush with the north carolina and south carolina coast. notice charleston and will ming tob are in the cone for a potential landfall as a category 2 storm with winds somewhere around 105 and 110 miles an hour. as we take a look at the wind, you see the wind field is expanding. by the afternoon, you're getting dangerous tropical storm-force winds. that's savannah. then charleston will see hurricane-force winds by tomorrow afternoon. by the time we get to thursday
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afternoon, it's myrtle beach and then wilmington and finally this storm is out of here by friday. david parkinson, cbs news. there are breaking developments overnight in hong kong. according to local media, hong kong's leader will announce today the formal withdrawal of an extradition bill that sparked months of protests. the withdrawal of the bill is one of the main demands of pro-democracy demonstrators who have been holding mass rallies since june. the bill would have allowed citizens of hong kong to be sent to mainland china to face trial. the chief executives office in hong kong did not immediately respond to a request for comment. and now to southern california where t the coast gud has suspended the search for victims of a boat fire. newly released coast guard video shows the ship burning off the santa barbara coast early monday. investigators say people below deck were trapped by flames. among the 34 believed to be dead is an entire family from stockton, a high school in santa cruz is also mourning the loss of two of its students.
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>> our hearts and thoughts are with the families and victims and those yet missing, particularly those of our students and parents onboard. >> so far 20 bodies have been recovered. investigators are still searching for the cause of the fire. they say vital evidence may have gone down with the ship or drifted out to sea. cbs news has confirmed the shooter in the recent shooting rampage purchased his assault rifle legally from a seller. it allowed him to evade a federal background check. he was denied a gun purchase in 2014 because he was reportedly determined to be mentally unfit. federal investigators are trying to track down the person who sold the ar-style rifle to him. >> obviously you go track him down and talk to him and say, okay, what happened to this gun, what did you do with it. he could say i forget, it got stolen, or he might say i sold it to so-and-so. >> ator killed seven people
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during his shooting rampage saturday from midland to odessa. 22 others were hurt. ator was shot and killed by police. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell is waiting for the white house to chart a path forward on gun law legislation following the shooting in texas. mcconnell says the trump administration is in the process of studying what they're prepared to support. meanwhile some of the democratic presidential candidates are weighing in. >> i work with mitch mcconnell where we can agree. but on this one he's not going to agree because he is where the president is. >> trump and the republican leadership are intimidated by the nra. that's about it. that's the whole deal. >> president trump says that he wants to work with congress to stop mass shootings, but he has wavered in his support of expanded background checks. the trump administration is redistricting billions of dollars from military construction projects to pay for
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president trump's border wall. they approved aner of $3.6 billion in funding which would sideline a total of 127 projects. details about the projects losing their funding will be released after congress is notified. the pentagon says the projects are being deferred and not canceled, there there's no guarantee the funding will be restored by congress. british prime minister boris johnson remains defiant after he suffered a major defeat in parliament where they seized control of the agenda. >> i deny this being done. it means that parliament is on the brink of wrecking any deal that we might be able to strike. >> lawmakers are pursuing legislation that would prevent britain from leaving the eu without a deal on october 31st. johnson said it would delay the departure, which he is against.
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he plans to call for an early general election so voters can decide who should be in charge of brexit talks. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, two major retailers want customers to leave their guns at home, and supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg reveals what saved her during her cancer treatments. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." marie could only imagine enjoying freshly squeezed orange juice. now no fruit is forbidden. nexium 24hr stops acid before it starts for all-day, all-night protection. can you imagine 24 hours without heartburn? the no added hormones in land o' frost premium sliced meats have moms buying in. inin bulk. boom! what a beefsteak. gotta love it. land o' frost premium. a slice above. did you know that every single flush [toilet flush] flings odors onto your soft surfaces? then they get released back into the air so you smell them later. ew. right? that's why febreze created new small spaces.
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those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "usa today" reports kroger joined walmart in asking shoppers to no longer openly carry firearms into their stores. kroerg made the announcement yesterday but stopped short of banning open guns where it's legal. the announcement came after walmart asked customers to stop openly carrying firearms. and they will stop selling handgun and short-barrel rifle ammunition used in military-style weapons. >> in the whack of tragedy, i do think people change their priorities or business planning, so i'll continue to shop here. >> last month a gunman killed 22 people in a walmart in el paso, texas, two days earlier two people were killed by what police say was a disgruntled worker. the "washington post"
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reports that president trump encouraged mike pence to stay at his hotel. he spent time in doonbeg, a small town on ireland's southwest coast. he flew to dublin on the opposite side of the country for meetings with elected officials and then returned to doonbeg. >> the opportunity to stay to accommodate the unique footprint that comes with our security detail and other personnel made it logical. >> pence also said that he wanted to visit doonbeg to have dinner with his family at a pub owned by a distant cousin. the vice president's chief of staff said president trump suggested that pence stay at the trump hotel. the democrats said the decision to stay at the trump property was enriching the president at taxpayers' expense. the "associated press" reports that ruth bader ginsburg told thousands at an event in arkansas that her work on the
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be vigilance as dorian comes closer to shore. on the "cbs moneywatch," disney is helping victims of hurricane dorian, and arianna grande is suing forever 21. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, anne-marie. let's start with this. on the economic calendar the beige book looks at the earning conditions across the country. and auto sales will be released. today they include american eagle and slack. the dow skidded 285 points, the s&p 500 lost 20 points, and the nasdaq was down 88 points. disney is donating more than a million dollars to relief efforts in the bahamas following hurricane dorian.ney will go toa supporting nonprofit relief agencies dedicated to recovery and rebuilding efforts in the region. in the bahamas who were impacted
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by the hurricane. singer ariana grande is suing the clothing chain forever 21 and its spin-off cosmetics brand riley rose. the pop star alleges the company used a look-a-like model to impersonate her in a new ad campaign. grande is seeking $10 million in damages for common law infringement and trademark infringement. while the company disputes the lawsuit, they say they're still a huge supporter of aids ya na grande. >> the fiat automakerays it's pulling the 500 due to lagging sales. they also make the jeep compass compact suv. current models will last into 2020. the company is refocussing on its more profitable and bigger chocolate ice cream with
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our top stories this morning. at least seven people are dead in the blams bahamas following hurricane dorian. the storm stalled over the bahamas for two days. airports are flooded and roads are impassable in many areas. dorian is new a category 2 storm and slowly moving toward the southeastern u.s.
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pected to bring heavy rain and storm surge. millions have been ordered to evacuate. and according to local media, hong kong's leader will announce today the formal withdrawal of an extradition bill that sparked months of protests. the withdrawal of the bill is one of the main demands of pro-democracy demonstrators who have been holding mass rallies since june. the u.s. is nearing a deal with the taliban that will allow the u.s. to begin withdrawing thousands of soldiers from afghanistan. katherine johnson has details. >> reporter: the chief u.s. negotiator in afghanistan says a deal has been reached in principle with afghanistan to begin withdrawing troops. he says this is correct. if the terms go as agreed with, in 135 days we will withdraw from five bases. the accord could lead to the gradual drawdown of the 14,000 troops in the country. >> it's important to emphasize this. any agreement that we have moving forward, the president's
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been very clear, is going to be conditions-based. >> reporter: cbs news has learned any agreement with the u.s. requires agreement with the taliban and requires a break with al qaeda that ensures sto attacks on their soil. >> i would need to see the whole deal before signing on to any part of it, but i do think it's long past bringing our american troops home. >> reporter: the president must still sign off on the deal, but president trump campaigned on a pledge of ending the nearly 18-year war. the president said last week the u.s. will keep 8,600 soldiers in afghanistan to keep the country from being a bre breeding ground for terrorists. just after an announcement, a taliban suicide bomber killed 16 and wounded 119 people in kabul. katherine johnson, cbs news, the white house. well, coming up on "cbs this morning" in our "eye on earth" series, the possible link between climate change and more
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intense hurricanes. plus in "morning rounds," a new reason to kick your soda habit. new reasons on how your diet can have an impact on your health. and anthony mason talks with country artist about vince gill about his new album and touring with the eagles. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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