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>> interesting. remember to join us bright and good morning, it is thursday, august 13th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." the death toll jumps overnight after huge explosions in china. we are on the scene. former president, jimmy carter tells the world he has cancer. >> the accused cop killer who hijacked a plane is hiding in havana. he will face justice in the u.s. >> we begin with a look at the "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. [ bleep ]. >> oh, my god. >> 44 people died and hundreds
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injured. >> explosions tear through a chinese city. >> a blast at a facility that handles hazardous materials. >> dozens of firefighters are missing. >> 90-year-old jimmy carter announced he has cancer that has spread. >> hillary clinton's private server reportedly turned over to the fbi. >> about time was my reaction. >> she decided what to destroy. it's unbelievable. >> a town hall in las vegas. more than 700 people inside a nightclub in minneapolis when the ceiling caved in. >> in new york continuing his fight against the nfl in the deflategate scandal. an artist being criticized for making brady look that way. >> i apologize for not making
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him pretty enough for the world. >> just released video captured the moments when a fire truck and ambulance collide in miami. 12 people were hurt. >> oh. he's there. a no-hitter. >> i'm glad it's over. >> room over there. he makes the catch! >> all that matters. >> we don't make good deals anymore. we have incompetent people. >> john mccain asked once again about donald trump. on "cbs this morning." >> this courtroom sketch. >> that's supposed to be tom brady. brady said -- mmm. >> this mornings "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places.
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welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. kristine johnson is with us. thank you for being here. >> thank you. the death toll is climbing in china after massive fire balls fill the sky. >> oh, my god! >> a series of catastrophic explosions ripped through a warehouse. the blast killed at least 44 people. more than 500 are hurt. the shock waves are felt miles away. >> die light revealing destruction. a number of people are still missing. seth doane is in china. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. among the dead are at least a dozen firefighters. many more are missing. the fire is still burning behind me. the massive explosion had the power of three tons and 21 tons of tnt.
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they ripped through the industrial zone where toxic gases and chemicals are stored. the explosions turned the night sky a vivid orange. first one ball of fire, then another, even bigger blasts. shock waves knocked people off their feet. surveillance video shows doors blowing back. hospitals were inundated with hundreds of wounded, some staggering around stunned. i was actually quite far from the explosion site, this heavily bandaged security guard side. the explosions were sparked from a warehouse for hazardous materials. hundreds of cars were left charred. windows shattered in buildings miles away. pointing to his apartment he said he was petrified.
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your windows were blown out, can you describe it? i thought it wauz plane crash. my wife and i came out. more than 12 hours later, it is still burning. you can see the smoke billowing. we are seeing gray, black, white smoke and red smoke because of the chemicals. the government suspended fire fighting until a team of check cal experts that assess what hazardous materials were inside. some pictures and posts about the blast have been censored on social media inside china. authorities here try to control the narrative. we are trying to shoot in front of a hospital, not that much, but the police are trying to stop us from shooting. this is what it's like trying to cover a story here in china. eyewitnesses say the explosion felt like earthquakes.
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no word, yet, on what caused the blast. top management of the company that owns the warehouse has been detained and china's president is calling for severe punishment to whomever is to blame. kristine? >> a real tragedy. thank you. isis is claiming responsibility for a massive truck bombing in baghdad. it killed at least 60 people and wounded 125. it happened at a popular food market in a shiite neighborhood. the united states is opening a new front in the battle against isis. fighter jets are taking off in a jet to launch strikes in syria. the f-16s left yesterday. last month, turkey agreed to open the base to the american led coalition. support pouring in from around the world for former president, jimmy carter. he announced cancer is spreading through his body.
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we are at the emory health care center in atlanta where he will be treated. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, this is the campus of emory health care in atlanta. the type and extent of mr. carter's cancer is still unclear. >> when we first came through -- >> reporter: ever since leaving the white house in 1981, former president turned international humanitarian, jimmy carter is full of energy and vitality. despite mr. carter's advanced age of 90, his announcement of a health crisis came as a shock to many. in a statement, he wrote, recent liver surgery revealed i have cancer now in other parts of my body. i will be rearranging my schedule to undergo treatment by physicians at emory health care. the former president cut short a
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visit due to a bad cold. early last week, he revealed he had surgery to remove a small mass. michelle and i send our best wishes. jimmy, you're as resilient adds they come. along with the rest of america, we are rooting for you. >> praising god is praising god for who god is. >> reporter: president carter's family has a history of pancreatic cancer. in a memoir "a few life" he said a father and three siblings died of the disease. he wrote a note to self speaking to a 12-year-old jimmy carter. >> opportunities throughout your life. but don't worry, so many people want to help you along the way. >> reporter: mr. carter does plan to give a medical update soon. he says a public statement will be made when facts are known,
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possibly next week. charlie? >> thanks, mark. d. david agus is in los angeles. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> in the context of 90 years old and the cancer history in the family, what do we know about the expectations and the cancer from president carter? >> cancer that is spread is not curable. we don't know if it started in the liver or started in the colon, the lung or elsewhere. but, therapy can lengthen life and hopefully make it better by reducing symptoms. the only way they would do treatment is if they think it will benefit him. >> what are the options for treatment dr. agus? >> depends on the type of cancer, chemotherapy, molecular therapy or the new immunotherapy.
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we really need to know the details. the biopsy was a week ago. they know the details. they will announce it along with the game plan. >> as we heard, president carter has a family history of pancreatic cancer. he wrote i have had regular x-rays, cat scans and regular blood analysis. here we are today now. how might that affect his outcome? >> he has a greater than 50 times risk of pancreatic cancer. he's very high risk. also, he said in a recent interview a couple years ago, he stopped the screening several years ago. undergoing the routine c.a.t. scans and mris going on earlier in life. we know catching cancer early matters and we can have a better chance of treating the disease.
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we can prevent diseases like pancreatic lowering with chemo treatment or drugs like aspirin. i'm sure he was on these. >> he's been a nonsmoker as well. hopefully that plays a positive factor. dr. david agus, thank you. >> thank you. inspectors will be on the scene of a ceiling collapse. several people were hurt during a concert last nilgt. ashley roberts of our maply station, wcco, is outside the club. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this could have been a lot worse. this music venue has been a staple of the minneapolis music scene for more than 40 years. on wednesday night, that scene turned from rock 'n' roll to chaos. debris from the ceiling rained down on concert goers in minneapolis on wednesday night before a stunned crowd of nearly 1,000 people.
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people ran toward the club's exit as the building was evacuated. two people rushed to the hospital. a number of others received minor injuries. >> some of the ceiling came down and hit myself. one girl we were helping was knocked unconscious and hit on the left side of her forehead. the other one was totally buried. we got her out of there. >> reporter: sources say there was a leak in the ceiling of the concert hall and the vibrations from the band caused the creeling to collapse. >> i was pushing people out of the way. >> lights flashing. >> reporter: prince made it his regular gig in the '80s. it served at the set for the 1984 movie, "purple rain." first avenue will be closed today as officials inspect the structural integrity of the building. charlie? >> thanks, ashley. this morning hillary
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clinton's private e-mail server is in the hands of the fbi. the server was handed over wednesday afternoon since presidential rivals are hammering her for not turning it over sooner. we have in washington where officials say top secret information proved that server. good morning. >> good morning. no surprise, it is the topic every republican candidate is talking about on the campaign trail as clinton's team tries to down play the significance of handing over the server. stock have a private server in your home, i mean, come on, man. >> reporter: republican candidates were too eager to change the subject from trump to clinton. >> hillary clinton would be a good deceiver. she cannot be trusted to be the commander in chief. >> reporter: in an interview, rubio calls clinton ir irresponsib irresponsible. businesswoman carley fiorina
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told cbs news, clinton lied. >> secretary of state, two years after she leaves it department suddenly admits she has a private e-mail server in her basement and she decided which e-mails to destroy. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: congressman darrel issa called for a criminal investigation. for five months, clinton resisted called to hand over her server. >> i believe i have met all my responsibilities. the server will remain private. >> reporter: a campaign spokesman says clinton reversed her stance in an effort to be helpful because of disagreement in the intelligence community and information in the e-mail. the intelligence community and inspector general say twos of the 40 e-mails should have been marked top secret. the state department says it isn't clear. >> looking at these kinds of issues, sometimes it's black and white.
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oftentimes, it's not. >> reporter: clinton stayed out of sight on wednesday. her team sent this letter designed to reassure supporters. to be clear, there is no criminal inquiry into hillary's e-mail or e-mail server. that two-page letter calls the controversy nonsense, even as it insists clinton is actively working with the justice department to make sure they have what they need. gayle? >> thank you, nancy. donald trump is denouncing the nuclear deal with iran. the front-runner says the agreement gives iran too much clout. >> it is so important that they not have nuclear weapons. they will have them and surrounding countries will get them, too. you are going to have a nuclear holocaust. >> rand paul is in a tv ad and uses trumps words. >> i have been around for a long
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time. it just seems that the economy does better under the democrats than the republicans. >> as you might expect, donald trump had a response. he told "the washington post" rand paul is doing so poorly in the polls he has to revert to old footage of me discussing opinions i no longer hold. it does deserve a chuckle. china's central bank says there's no reason why their currency should continue to fall. the yuan dropped 3% against the dollar. boost the economy and make exports cheaper for foreign buyers. it sent u.s. markets into a tail spin and stocks rebounded and closed nearly flat. this morning, the e.p.a. suspended field work on mines
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while they inspect the gold key mine spill. water conditions are improving. some states, though, are skeptical. we are in durango with the concerns over abandoned mines. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. the waters here seem to be improving, really every day. in fact, the governor's office says the state's health department is recommending to reopen the river. that is good news for durango residents. it will be up to the sheriff and local officials to make that decision. federal officials say new testing shows the river is returning to normal after millions of toxic sludge gushed into the water. e.p.a. does this work all the time. i cannot tell you how heart breaking it is, is a good word, i think. >> reporter: wednesday, the
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e.p.a. director spoke at an event and toured for the first time. colorado state officials said the city of durango could improve. with the plume still churning, the attorney general from utah, new mexico and colorado are remaining cautious. >> as pretty as the river looks to us and as beautiful of a day as it is in durango, colorado, this is not the end of the story. >> reporter: the disaster drew attention to the overabundant abandoned mines. >> i know of at least four other mine blowout that is happened in the past 20 years. the difference is this is much larger and happened when someone was working on site. >> he's been working on mining issue 20s years. he says the e.p.a. could have avoided this blowout. >> they could have taken another
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step. >> reporter: it could have been preventable? >> may have presented it. they would have taken a different approach had they known how much water was back there. >> reporter: the water is getting back to the preincident levels. people downstream are concerned. utah's governor declared a state of emergency as the plume heads down to lake powell. gayle? >> thank you. tom brady and the man that suspended him meet in court.
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courtroom drawing of tom brady. a good morning i'm erika von tiehl. we have some breaking news right now at the height of the rush hour, to a major accident, jamming up the schuylkill expressway, meisha johnson has more in the traffic center, meisha. good morning, thinks our live video, this is previously video shot from chopper three. a truck lost a load of drywall. this is what caused the backups earlier, they are still in play. i can tell you one drivable lane as you can see travelers moving along, you have three to four lanes of traffic trying to merge on to the schuylkill expressway heading from the westbound direction, between city avenue and belmont down to one lane. thinks causing major delays, still is, when we look at those backups, schuylkill westbound between city avenue it still looks like a parking lot even though up ahead more westbound you still have one drivable lane. it looks like a parking lot.
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if you take this stretch give yourself couple extra minutes, katie, over to you. we can report no wet weather to hinder you today. good to get on the the sun glare certainly a beautiful take underway, and it does get hotter from here, my personal favorite just because it is not too hot and keep low humidity. tomorrow hotter, but still with low humidity and then it is a steamy weekend perhaps a shower or storm north of philadelphia on saturday and then we will begin what looks to be the next heat wave. erika, back to you. next update 7:55. coming up on cbs this morning a rare interview with an american fugitive living on the lamb in cuba for 44 years. i'm erika von tiehl. have a good morning.
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bernie sanders passed hillary clinton in the new hampshire polls. it's the first time anyone's ever been passed by a guy in a prius. >> no! is this happening again? a candidate of passion is about to overtake hillary? she's about to get obama'd by an old white man. >> screw the e-mails from when she was secretary of state. i want to see the e-mails she sent out this morning. >> everyone's delivery cracks me up. >> they are having a field day. >> lots of material there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, a $35 million collection of -- plastic balls. they are not toys. it's a bold move to fight
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california's drought crisis. the united states restores relations from cuba. should american fugitives hiding on the island face charges here? one man in hiding more than 40 years, ahead. the wall street journal says vice president joe biden is using part of his vacation in south carolina this week to consider a presidential bid. some democrats are pressing him to enter. they want the party to have another option because of the controversy surrounding hillary clinton. biden is expected to announce his decision next month. the detroit free press talks about a spike in gas prices. it's normal capacity is more than 413,000 barrels a day. the reduced supply could raise midwest gas prices between 30 three more women accusing bill cosby of sexual assault.
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it brings the total now to almost 50. at a news conference, they said cosby victimized them in the 1970s and '80s. the new accusers include an actress and flight attendant. cosby denies wrong doing. time reports on sweden dropping a sexual assault case on julian asang. the case ended because of their s statute of limitations. he's been living in london since 2012. he faces another rape allegation in sweden. >> ik was claimed by his former coach rex ryan who is now coaching the bills. ryan says he believes the second year pro will learn from this. the nfl players said this
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morning, productive talks over tom brady deflategate suspension. they huddled wednesday with a federal judge. they are working to reach a settlement. the attorneys answered questions in court. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. most settlement talks were handled behind closed doors. for nearly 1.5 hours, they are grilled in open court by the judge that pointed out the weaknesses in the nfl and brady's argument. time and again the judge asked nfl attorney daniel nash whether there was evidence proving tom brady knew two former patriots deflated the game balls used at the afc championship game. where is the evidence or the scheme or conspiracy specifically for this one game? nash conceded there was no smoking gun, but pointed to text messages saying brady testified
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the staffers would not act on their own. the judge shot back, is that it? judge berman spoke of the over 200 page report by ted wells that concluded it is more probable than not that he was aware of the inappropriate activity. berman told nash, i'm not sure i understand what in the world that means. gabe feldman is director of the law program and nfl analyst. what did you make of what was going on? >> the judge asked both sides difficult question, not to show he thought one side was going to win or lose. both sides has risks. the idea was to pressure them into thinking about the settlement. >> he had skeptical questions about kessler, the lawyer defending brady. he asked whether it was possible that staffers would have tampered with the game ball without brady's knowledge and why brady destroyed his cell
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phone in the middle of the investigation. kessler told berman, you are right adding brady concluded it should have been done a different way. both brady and nfl commissioner roger goodell said nothing following the first day of talks. >> brady is unwilling to take more than a fine and the league is unwilling to take anything less than a suspension. the biggest obstacle is they are so far apart. >> the nfl and brady will be back in the same courthouse next week to continue negotiations. judge berman cautioned both sides he has not made up his mind either way. if they can't agree to compromise, he's prepared to hold a trial and the whole process could last years. gayle? >> so it continues. thank you, anna. the patriots superstar is sending social media into a frenzy this morning. his image became part of the movie "e.t." on mount rushmore.
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the artist is getting hammered. she understands it was not her best effort. i apologize for not making him look pretty enough to the world. tom brady is a very good looking guy. i did a wide shot with a lot of people in it. it was a big composition. tom brady was a tiny head in that composition. >> she's been a courtroom artist 35 years. she says it a hard to sketch anyone who is famous and good looking. >> i never thought good looking people were hard to sketch. >> easier, right? >> i did. >> she has a good sense of humor with it. she's seeing the whole twitterverse. the question of the amazing sight in california's drought. we showed you the shade balls yesterday. they learned how they could help the state bounce back from the water emergency.
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>> reporter: with lots of concern these days about waste polluting water, ift was surprising to see tens of thousands of blastic balls dumped intentionally into the water. how does floating a bunch of blackballs save water? >> it forms a barrier. it's a tight weave. it kind of keeps the sunlight off it so evaporation can't occur. >> reporter: the balls were the last of 96 million balls completing an evaporations barrier on the reservoir. it will save 300 million gallons of water a year. >> that's enough water for 2700 average homes in los angeles. >> reporter: the balls cost 36 cents each, covering this reservoir cost almost $35 million. but, a roof would have cost $250 million. by blocking the sun, the balls
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do more than stop evaporation. the sunlight can turn water toxic? >> it can mix with the natural organics, grow algae and form byproducts, which are toxic. >> reporter: it's solid out there. i can't walk out there, can i? >> you can't. it's intriguing. if you look close enough, you can see the balls moving. it's motion art out there, if you will. it's kind of bedialling looking at it. there's a lot of intended benefits here. >> reporter: one more benefit, it reminds californians water conservation efforts have to keep rolling along. for "cbs this morning," john, california. hiding in cuba more than four decades now. we spoke to him in havana. >> reporter: about 70 american
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tomorrow, the american flag will fly over the u.s. embassy in cuba. it is a symbolic moment in relations between the two countries. they are at odds on how to handle american fugitives there as a haven. a cop killer has been hiding in that city more than 40 years. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. havana has long been a haven for radicals, revolutionaries and others trying to allude the justice system. we spoke to one american whose
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freedom may be at risk between the two countries. charlie hill, a former black radical accused of murder has been on the lamb 44 years. he lives on the outskirts of havana, beyond the reach of the fbi, under the protection of the cuban government. this is the place the cuban government gave you? >> yes, this is my house. >> reporter: the 65-year-old lives modestly, but as a free man. >> a great opportunity. i'm grateful to them. they gave me my job. >> reporter: he fled here in 1971 after they hoped to create a separate black country fatally accused 28-year-old new mexico state trooper robert rosenbloom. they hijacked a flight and castro granted them asylum.
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what would you say to the trooper? >> it's regrettable when a person's life has to be taken. and that i did not kill officer rosenbloom and that, you know, it's sad. >> reporter: the relations between the u.s. and cuba renewed calls for hill's extra diction. susan that martinez wrote secretary kerry calling hill a terrorist saying this was a chance to finally bring a cop killer to justice. you fear they could extradite you? >> the united states government is constantly trying to extradite me. it's nothing new. if i feel like i could get a fair trial, i will go back. >> reporter: hill is one of 70 american fugitives harbored. cuban dip low e mats say they
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will not hand over any political exiles. do you believe the cuban government will keep protecting you? >> yes i do. yes, i do. >> reporter: hill believes he was unfairly targeted because he's a black radical. it would be impossible to get a fair trial. neither the state or justice department would comment. we know that negotiations over some of the fugitives is in the early stages. >> margaret, thank you. reporting from havana. your phone and computer are taking a toll on your eyes. how to reverse the effects. >> i am running for parliament. >> ahead, a whacky campaign video complete with
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. following breaking news right now as morning rush continues an accident slowing down the schuylkill expressway, not out of there yet, right meisha. >> certainly not. still causing major delays. here's video from chopper three. truck had lost a load of drywall causing all lanes to be block. now one drivable lane is opened but still i can tell thaw having all these lanes trying to merge in 301 driving lane during rush hour on the schuylkill expressway westbound, this is between city avenue and belmont. i can tell you still major delays. also another incident on the schuylkill expressway, you can see this past montgomery drive right around roosevelt boulevard you you can see yikes, another incident pulled off to the right shoulder, this is also going to cause delays. a few septa buses are on local routes to avoid 76.
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i just tweet that had out. check that for updates a void this area right now if you can, katie, it has been a very busy morning in the world of traffic. >> it looks that way. at least i can report weather will not impact that say for sun glare issues, if you are traveling east bound but that said we have had a nice day coming up here. specifically when we're talking about the comfort level we will feel just so much more comfortable today because due points are very low. as we look ahead to the eyewitness weather seven day forecast not only does humidity climb but so does the air temperatures. another heat wave waits in the wings and it will start sunday. next update 7:55. coming up next on cbs this morning a new york city buildi
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it is thursday, august 13, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including the search for survivors. a massive and deadly explosion in china. the number of people killed is rise zing. we'll go back to the scene. first, a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> reporter: the police are trying to stop us from shooting. this is what it's like trying to cover a story in china. among the dead are a dozen firefighters, many still missing. the fire is still burning. >> in general, cancer that has spread is not curable. hopefully they can make life better.
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>> reporter: this has been the staple of a music scene. the scene turned from rock 'n' roll to chaos. the governor's office says it state's health department is recommending to reopen the river. >> lawyers from both sides were grilled in open court and pointed out the nfl and brady's arguments. >> reporter: do you feel they could extradite you? >> the united states government is constantly trying to extradite me. >> the highest paid female athletes in the world. after hearing this, rousey beat them up and took their money. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and kristine johnson. nora o'donnell is off. the death toll is rising after
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deadly and powerful explosions in a chinese city. at least 50 people were killed. more than 700 others are hurt. >> buildings and cars miles away from the explosion were damaged or destroyed. seth doane is near the disaster. seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, you can see police kblocked off thi area. it has been completely destroyed. look at the buses in the parking lot, the windows blown out by the powerful blast. 21 tons of tnt. you can see the fire is still burning, smoke billowing here in the distance. about 1,000 firefighters were brought in to fight this fire. the government stopped them because they were concerned about the hazardous material inside that warehouse. around 6,000 people have been
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displaced by these blasts. >> seth doane in china, thank you. jimmy carter is facing a health crisis. the 90-year-old will soon start cancer treatments. mr. carter sent in a statement that recent liver surgery revealed the disease. he said, quote, i have cancer that is now in other parts of my body. i will be rearranging my schedule as necessary to undergo treatment. they did not mention the prognosis. more information will come out next week. this morning, the fbi reportedly has a private e-mail server of hillary clinton's, the one she used while secretary of state. the democratic presidential front-runner released it after learning at least two e-mails had top secret information. the clinton campaign saying the government agencies disgri about what should be classified.
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cbs news asked if they have referred other cases to the fbi. i can't confirm, this was the first since something smaller may have been referred from our hot line folks. it's unclear what the fbi will find on the server. in california, helicopter pilots receiving praise for maneuvering around a drone mid flight. the medical chopper pilot was air lifting a patient. he spotted a large drone in his flight path. the pilot swerved and avoided a catastrophe by less than 20 feet. >> things as small as birds have taken down helicopters in the past. depending on where it strikes us, it could have tragic consequenc consequences. >> this is the latest of run-ins with flights and drones. we have the growing concerns of drone safety. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that drone was flying where it
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shouldn't have been. drones need to operate below 400 feet and five miles away from an airport. the faa is working under the fact that most don't know the rules. that excuse won't fly for long. >> we have a drone at 3,000 here. >> drone sightings by pilots reached new heights. so far this year, at least 650 aircraft reported close encounters. that's nearly triple the incidents compared to all of 2014. >> 3000 feet. >> reporter: according to the faa many sightings are happening in new york and los angeles, some flying 10,000 feet. how concerned are you at the increasing numbers? >> i'm very concerned. we have an incredibly safe aviation system due to the hard work of a lot of people. we don't need a few rogue
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operators mess thag up. >> reporter: they say up until now, the focus has been on educating drone operators about the rules. that was before drone usage soared. more than a dozen incidents of drones interrupting fighting firefighters. they acknowledge there is now a need for stronger enforcement. since 2011, only five fines for drone usage have been issued with at least three more pending. there are at least 22 active faa investigations under way. if you are flying an unmanned aircraft in a way that is unsafe, we will find you and hit you where it hurts. the penalties are significant. if you are flying it in a dangerous manner, there are fines up to $25,000 and jail time. >> drones are not required to be registered. cracking down means have local
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law enforcement finding you. it's not that easy to find them. >> it's not that easy, but there's not less resolve on our part to do it. >> reporter: at this point, the fines issued by the faa have been relatively small. the agency is working on a smartphone app that tells operators if there are flight restrictions around where they are standing at any given moment. another would be a software fix that limits how high they can fly and how close they can get to an airport. gayle? >> thank you very much. i hope they come up with something sooner rather than later. >> seem to be a number of close calls. >> yeah. >> work it out. work it out. thank you, chris. an oasis for wildlife is thriving in a concrete problem.
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♪ that's a good song to introduce a good doctor in the morning rounds. what looking at your screen is doing to your eyes. adults spend more than half their wakes hours using a digital device. we welcome you doctor, back to the table. >> thanks for having me back. >> whether it's your computer screen or blackberry, staring for a long time is bad because -- >> one, it causes fatigue and eyestrain. we stare at something up close for hours and hours. we are using them up to nine hours a day. your eye muscles have to focus and it will be fatiguing. if you are in the gym and held a dumbbell in your bicep, your arm
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would be sore. tough take breaks to relieve the muscles. the other thing is dryness. we stare at the computer. it's like staring with our eyes open. there's a lot of exposure. talk about an "eye opener" in the morning. when you are not blinking, when we are on computers, the blink rate is decreased by 50%. normally we blink 20 to 50 times a minute. when you are staring, the tears evapora evaporate, you can get dry spots, redness and pain. over the course of the day, it worsens. >> you recommend we not watch screens so much? >> the computers aren't going anywhere. mobile devices aren't going anywhere. they are useful, obviously. we are tied to them. we are not saying don't use them, when you do use them, use them wisely and smartly. we recommend the computer syndrome, the name it's been given, follow the 20/20/20 rule.
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every 20 minutes you are on a computer or mobile device, look away from the computer at an object that is 20 feet away or further for 20 seconds or more. it will let the eye muscles relax. >> do you do that? >> i try to. >> if you are in the middle of something? >> what i say is put a reminder on your computer. a sticky note that says blink or a bottle of artificial tears next to the monitor. as the dryness gets worse and worse, try to remember to blink more often. if your eyes are irritated, grab the tears or lubricant. it will soothe the eye temporarily. >> i have to pry the devices away from my kids. they are starting so young. what is the impact? >> we don't know. in my generation, we didn't have these devices when i was a kid. there is an increased rate of nearsightedness around the
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world. dramatic. that means you can see up close, just not far away, you need glasses or contacts. no one knows why that is happening. it could be from the extensive time on mobile devices, the extensive time on mobile devices. when you are reading, you are indoors. there's evidence you need light for the eyes maturity. if you don't have that, the eyes might get longer. >> we blink more talking to people. >> if they are interesting. >> right. >> no more staring contests, gayle. >> you haven't blinked once since i have been here. >> 20/20/20, got it. one of manhattan's largest buildings is one of the greenist. >> reporter: i'm standing in the middle of one of the most successful bird sanctuaries we have come across. where is it? try manhattan.
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the center the new york city's convention center. they set up shop inside the complex each year. they bring in $2 billion for the
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city's economy. they also had a notorious reputation among wildlife lovers. we have the unconventional solution. good morning. >> good morning. 17 stories above the hustle and bustle of manhattan on and top of the busiest building, we are in the middle of a sanctuary, a green space five football fields large. given the way it's harboring wildlife and saving energy, think of it as a modern day miracle on 34th street. the business of the jacob center is business. 150 events a year. more than 2 million visitors. seeing what goes on downstairs makes the upstairs all the more of a contrast. allen steel is the ceo. >> almost a contradiction that is jarring.
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you are not used to seeing it in the city. >> i love bringing people up here. it's not something they expect to see. >> reporter: between 2009 and 2014 included replacing the opaque glass. birds were flying into a giant mirror. >> now? >> this is an opportunity to be a habitat for wildlife. >> reporter: a material was embedded in the new translucent windows to let the birds know they were approaching something they needed to avoid. >> when walking up here, i have a hard time believing we are in new york city. i feel like i'm in a meadow. >> reporter: she is the director of conservation for new york city audubon. she estimated bird deaths are down 90%. 11 species of birds now call this roof home. >> it's peaceful.
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it's really peaceful. i love that. i love that. >> that was a seagull, it sounds like? >> yep. >> it is competing with the helicopters. >> yeah. >> that's the city? >> that's the city. >> reporter: what was once a black top roof is now green. soil and shrubs reduce run off. heating and cooling costs are down 25%. you cut your energy costs because green is different than black. you need less air-conditioning? >> it is actually cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. >> reporter: on the roof of new york city's largest convention center. pipes and duct work have given way to birdhouses and beehives. college students study weather patterns. >> it's a bit of a science project here. it's something that the lessons we learn here can be taken and
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applied to the roof of every building you look at in the city. there's a baby seagull around here that just learned how to fly. >> reporter: he is the chief engineer. he's been working at the center 25 years. >> we work up here every day. you go to work, it was just a job. now it's a job, but a beautiful job. >> reporter: neighbors in surrounding skyscrapers have a new set of nature to look down on. it's the people of the center themselves that appreciate the changes the most. do you ever come up here when you really don't need to just because you like to see it up here? >> if you don't let anybody know, i come up here for lunch. i like to sit up here. it's just between me and you. >> reporter: who would i tell? >> nobody. >> reporter: the center turns the lights off after midnight during bird migration season. parts of new york city really do sleep after all. >> jim, i wish they could figure
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out a way for people to go up good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. the search is on for cause of the house fire in evesham burlington county. chopper three over the the 100 block of weaver drive just in the last hour here and look at that smoke coming out, that fire broke out just before 7:00 this morning. there was heavy smoke and a great deal of damage. there are no reported injuries, fire fighters though are still, on the scene. and, still some trouble to talk about on the schuylkill expressway that is really tangling up drivers, meisha, good morning. >> yes, good morning to all of you here just waking up to us. this is previously shot video from chopper 3a truck lost a load of drywall, schuylkill expressway westbound between city avenue and belmont all lanes are block now one lane is drivable but it is still
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causing some considerable delays, on both schuylkill expressway, and on the roosevelt boulevard. going to our wide i want to show you areas in your neck of the wood slowing down, as you can see all around the schuylkill expressway backing up on the roosevelt boulevard southbound trying to make your way to the schuylkill but look at the blue route 10 miles per hour heading north bound toward route one is looking very slow at this hour and so is i-95 right around cottman and girard, 11 miles an hour, in fact slower there. it is a slow moving morning, even though, we're past rush hour. >> yeah, it just keeps going for us, meisha but thankfully weather is cooperating for us. we will expect full sunshine light win, low humidity, beautiful day and comfortable warmth to go with it but it lasts so long. we will heat things backup gone we are looking at a new heat wave beginning as early as sunday possibly shower or storm to the north on saturday but otherwise thinks a nice stretch of summer weather, back over to you. we will take it, thank
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you. next update 8:55a head on cbs this morning creator of the wire talks about his new mini series on the battle over desegregation. i'm erika von tiehl have a great day and enjoy that nice weather out there.
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this is the time lapse video from last week of a powerful thunderstorm in tucson, arizona. at one point, a large ball of rain, a microburst dropped out of the sky. it dropped out before hitting the ground. >> amazing video. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, can a battle become a tv drama? david simon is in our toyota green room. he thinks so. so dauz paul. hello, you two. hello, gentlemen. we will look at their series of the racial and economic devid that tore apart a city not many years ago. >> the female automechanic
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teaching about cars. it's time to show the morning headlines from around the globe. "the washington post" reports on 12 company that is still do not have women on their boards. among those s&p 500 firms are cabbot oil and gas, gar min. a decade ago, 60 companies didn't have any. children getting too much homework according to a survey in rhode island. the average first grader spent nearly 30 minutes on homework. that is three times it recommended workload. at tenth grade, 54 minutes a night. a teenager who survived being stranded at sea after his wave runner broke down. >> many boats passed by me that were tankers and everything. i yelled at them but they couldn't hear me. i broke down in tears. i was so happy i was coming
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home. i didn't think i was going to make it in. i needed to see my family. >> he was forced to cling to a buoy. he was headed from new york to new jersey tuesday when his wave runner broke down. the coast guard finally spotted him in the morning. usa today reports on a woman who gave birth to her twin sister's baby. she served as a surrogate to her sister who was diagnosed with cancer. august 5 she gave birth to a boy. dawn gave her a family she never thought she would have. >> a report on how the -- excuse me, rory mcilroy contest at the pga tournament could define this era in golf. mcilroy vases spieth. it's number one versus number two. mcilroy seems skeptical about the idea. >> a year ago, after i won this
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tournament, then jordan wins the masters. >> they will start play this afternoon in wisconsin. rolling stone reports on live performance dates on the supergroup with donny depp, alice cooper. they will take place at the sunset strip club on september 16 and 17. those will be the groups only shows in the united states. tickets for both concerts go on sale tomorrow. london's guardian reports on the first black james bond. actor david oyello will be cast. it is an invitation from the creator, fleming. he played martin luther king in, what was the name of that movie,
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charlie? >> "selma." a hero looks back at public housing and desegregation in the 1980s. the city of yonkers, new york was faced with a court order to build low housing in white neighborhoods. it follows fierce opposition from residents during council votes. >> don't you dare! don't you dare! don't you dare! >> we are elected to appeal the affordable housing portion of the executive order of the supreme court. >> you coward! boo! >> no. >> no.
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>> no. >> no, no, no, no. here at the table, producer david simon and paul. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> this is a powerful piece. it's a six-part series on hbo. i didn't know anything about the story. when i thought it was segregation, i thought in alabama and georgia. why did you want to tell the story, david? >> this is happening everywhere. >> now. >> you go a couple towns north to hudson, up to terrytown and the fight is going on now. same rhetoric and demagogue. we are not very good at sharing in this country. you know, physical space, geography, economic opportunity. everywhere at this moment. it's repetitive. >> it's a great story. paul, what pulled you into this?
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was it working with david or the story? >> it was david. my agent sent me a script, called me and said we have a couple projects for you to think about. it was with david simon, i said yes. send me a news script and we'll talk about it. >> you said that why? >> some of the greatest of all time. when i was in the valley and he was doing another, so, we have been together for a long time. >> what kind of stories do you want to tell? >> i prefer that it contribute to the argument. i think there are arguments we need to have in this country. they need to be brought forward. so, it's nice to be entertaining. at some point, that's all you are doing, then i feel like shame on me. >> this subject matter is difficult for a lot of americans to discuss.
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so, going to hbo about this idea, how hard is it to sell? >> well, we actually auctioned the book 14 years ago. the reason they kept renewing the option, even when other projects got in front of it was sadly the ratio dynamic because we have a hard time talking about it and we failed to address it. it remains constant. it's as relevant today as when we got the book. you hoped it wouldn't be. >> it continues to exist. >> and we haven't solved the problems. >> talk about it. neither of you are afraid to talk about race. so many, they feel uncomfortable or afraid of being branded a racist. why do you want to get it out there? this true story? >> it's an argument we have to have. the reason that i want to do this piece with paul is not only
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his work and the fact he has addressed this before in his own work, but face it, it's a piece of public housing and desegregation. it sounds like a room clearer until you understand the narrative behind it. i need a director that can come in and be a little more elegant with the material. the camera had to have more emotion. >> it wasn't available. >> a good actor as the mayor. amazing. tell us about the mayor. >> nick, a very broad character. that's one of the things we wanted to show. that happens. these are people who have this imperfect urge to serve. they aren't perfect. they come in on the wrong side of the issue and realize he
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thooz do something and leave. >> he had his moment. there was a moment where he had to step up as he did. the fact that he was an ordinary guy matters more to me than looking like -- the thing i don't buy anymore, we elect the right guy tharks will save us. i think our problems are systemic. we are going to have to solve them. >> public housing in the city. >> something interesting, david, that you spoke about in an interview in a print magazine. it was something that i didn't realize, but you talked about during a new deal and how public housing was born to help people, white families in particular to get back on their feet. yet, when we talk about helping people of color get back on their feet, there's a double standard. >> why are we doing public housing? the truth is, the origins of the segregated america happen not by chance, not by random patterns
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of housing. the federal government stepped in with red lining, fha loans and the way they did public housing. it was a plan. there were terrible mistakes made with public housing in the '50s, '60s and '70s, isolating the poor. with careful management, this program helps people out of poverty. >> it's common sense. we don't value that. >> i think this is the beginning of a unique blend. >> maybe oscar, i don't know. >> thank you guys. >> thank you so much. next, a fight to fix the gender gap at the garage. if you are like a lot of people, you know little about
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if you drive this morning and that dreaded check engine light comes on, would you know what to do? >> no. >> me either. do you have a mechanic you can trust? >> nope. >> me either. they are important questions, especially for women. they can be charged an average of $23 more than men for auto repairs. michelle miller shows how a philadelphia woman is slamming the brakes on sexism at the garage. >> i would not touch your brake fluid. >> reporter: she know what is she is doing under the hood. >> your car mun kates with you all the time. we have been conditioned to ignore it, like our boyfriends. >> reporter: she shares the knowledge for free. >> there are certain things every person needs to know about their car. one thing is the year, make and model. >> reporter: it hasn't always been that way for her. >> i fear the automechanic.
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i put a facebook status up six years ago that said my car needs an oil change, but i'm going to get a mani/pedi instead and i did. >> reporter: she used to call herself an auto air head. she's no air head at all. she's a materials engineer and used to work at chemicals giant, dupont. why does your car intimidate you so? >> i think it's almost a culture engrained that women don't understand cars. we are taught young, it's for guys, we don't get it, let a man handle it. i always felt taken advantage of by mechanics. >> reporter: she went back to school, studied to be an auto tech and worked for free on the weekends at a repair shop. a rarity because the car repair world is dominated by men. women make up less than 2% of automotive repair technicians
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and mechanics in the united states. >> it gave me an idea to teach women. i started building the vision for a company that was going to educate and empower women. >> reporter: that vision became girls auto clinic. >> women will take care of a $300 bag better than they take care of a $25,000 car. it's a shame. >> reporter: francine edwards relied on her husband to take care of the car. she saved money to take the class. >> need a new filter. while we are in there, we need to change this. if it goes bad, it's another $75 service charge. oh, go ahead, okay. >> reporter: banks aims to take the intimidation factor out of auto repair. >> what happens when you are sick, you can't breathe. it's hard to breathe. you don't feel good. when your air filter is clogged and dirty, your engine can't breathe. >> reporter: she wants to change the way women approach women and
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the way mechanics approach women. why just women? >> not just women. i care. i love men, but i cater to women because i'm a woman. i know what it feels like, the stereo type with women. >> how do you know if it's the battery or alternator? >> reporter: everybody asks you a question about their car? >> right. >> reporter: sounds like you have a vote of confidence going here. >> that's the point. to feel good about your car. change the relationship you have with it. the first time i changed my folds, i felt good. i am woman, hear me roar. i felt like i won. i don't want any of you to feel like there's judgment here. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," michelle miller, philadelphia. >> the more you know, the more you save. >> i think she's good. when all else fails, aaa is there. the all reliable. thanks to michelle miller.
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>> proof it is fun to stay at the ymca, if you are thumper. we'll explain next on "cbs this morning."
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they are called the real life bambi and thumper this morning. this video of a fawn and bunny playing together in colorado. this is a hit on social media. it is really picking up. they showed up last week at ymca resort at rocky mountain national park. they were seen for a half hour. they spotted the furry friends there before. >> i think the sound track makes it better, though. >> me, too. >> that does it for us. tune into the cbs evening news with scott tonight and for news
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. parts of the delaware will cost you you more on two bridges, burlington county bridge commission has approved raising tolls on the tacony palmyra and burlington bristol bridge. starting september 15th it goes from two to $3 for e-z pass commuters and two to four if you pay cash. that money will go to maintain the bridges. and still all morning we have been watching schuylkill and still a mess out there, meisha. >> we are still having a morning delay on the schuylkill expressway because of what happened earlier, for those just joining us we have a truck that lost a load and caused major delays, one lane is open, it still is, and as you can see slow drive times from the vine to the blue route. we are looking at 43 minutes
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on the schuylkill expressway. they are just kind of going through trying to make their way to the single file lane, as you can see bright red. rose wealth boulevard south bun connecting schuylkill expressway and down to the vine. blue route, north bound, to route one traveling a little bit more than 31 miles an hour. that is better and few septa buses on local route toss avoid those schuylkill expressway backups. check my twitter i tweeted that. also i-95 traveling at 15 miles an hour. that does it for traffic. we will see you tomorrow. katie, over to you. problems we have had on the roadways do not come courtesy of the wet they are time around, more than anything, you have a beautiful day unfolding. bear with us through that bad traffic news. we have sunshine for you this morning today. outside we will go to the quiet shot in the neighborhood network. not one soul but you can see cloud moving with bright blue skies, in berks county, bernville. next couple days heating backup. today is a comfortable day. gets hotter tomorrow but low humidity and then we will
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begin a heat wave on sunday it looks like, may in the meantime be shower or storm on saturday. we will keep an eye on that possibility, erika. >> thank you so much. that is "eyewitness news" for now, joining us at "eyewitness news" at noon on cbs-3. i'm erika von tiehl. have a great morning.
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