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reject terrorism. we begin this morning with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> big bang. smelled smoke. everybody started running and screaming and crying. it was just awful. >> a deadly terror attack target as concert in the uk. >> so many children there. the show had ended. >> everyone was running every where. >> thesere a chinldre but those responsible chose to terrorize and kill. this was an evil act. >> we struggle to comprehend the warped and twistedd minha tt sees a room packed with young children not as a scene to cherish but as an opportunity to carnage. >> so many young, beautiful, innocent people murdered by evil losers in life. >> the russian investigation of national security adviser michael flynn
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immediate response to those who seek to divide us. and it will be that spirit of manchester that will prevail and hold us together. welcome to "cbs this morning". britain's prime minister called the suicide bombing at an ariana grande concert in manchester, england a callous, terrorist attack. police believe they know who did it. you can hear the bomb go off and see the panic unfold in video taken from inside the manchester arena. [ explosion ] >> oh, my god. [ bleep ] >> what's going on? oh, my god. [ explosion ] >> the explosion happened as people were leaving the concert. thousands of young people scramble to get
scene. >> officials say 22 people died in britain's worst terror attack since the 2005 transit attacks in london. 59 others were wounded. the lone bomber was also killed. >> president trump react this morning after meeting the palestinian authority president in the west bank. >> so many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil losers in life. i won't call them monsters. because they would like that term. they would think that's a great name. i will call them from now on losers. because that's what they are. they are losers. and we'll have more of them. but they are losers. just remember that. >> mark
manchester with the very latest on this investigation and reaction to the take. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a shocking and tragic one here and a very quick moving investigation. police say they know the name of the attacker and made another arrest a 23-year-old man in the greater manchester area. this attack was notable not just for the number of victims that it claimed but also for their age. this was a concert for young people. kids. many of whom will not grow old. the concert was a sell out and just ending. the young happy crowd was beginning to file out of the arena. a dash cam in the parking lot caught the blast. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: the crowd began to panic. the bomber was not in the arena, he had come to the c
the local rail system and had approached one of the main exits as the audience was making its way out. some meeting parents. >> the lights came up after the concert and everybody was getting up to leave and then there was a big bang and everyone just started running. peop people screaming and crying. >> reporter: manchester police chief says there are many young people among the victims. >> we believe the attacker was carrying an improvised explosive device which he detonated. >> reporter: the bomb was designed to kill and maim, many of the survivors suffered shrapnel wounds. there had been security at the concert, but the bomber did not apparently attempt to get in. his victims came to him. >> good evening until then. >> reporter: this morning concert goers were wandering the streets of manchester, many still unable to make sense of what had
something like that would happen to you. when it happens to you it's so unreal. >> how do you feel this morning? >> it really hits you. >> reporter: britain's prime minister theresa may expressed her country's horror and resolve. >> all acts of terrorism are cowardly attacks on innocent people but this attack stands out for its appalling cowardice. attacking young people who should have been enjoying one of the most memorable nights of their lives. >> reporter: police now say that the attacker here who they say acted alone had identification on him and they have confirmed his i.d.. the second arrest here seems to be part of a massive counterterrorism operation that's under way trying to determine if although the bomber acted alone he had a back up
this carnage or knew of it. ariana grande said on twitter overnight that she's broken, quote, from the bottom of my heart i'm so, so sorry. i don't have words. georgina calendar is the first person to be publicly identified. she's a big fan of the singer. these photos of them were taken two years ago. jonathan vigliotti is outside of the hospital which is treating many of those wounded in the bombing. jonathan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. this hospital overnight declared a major incident overnight and stopped taking in other emergencies. eight hospitals in all are attending the victims. a majority brought here behind me. at this hour, this morning, now a call for blood donations as resources are stretched thin. >> she came
and walked off. >> reporter: some victims brought to this hospital were reportedly paralyzed by shrapnel. for the capacity crowd inside manchester arena it was disorderly. >> everybody is pushing. everybody is shoving. shoes being lost. >> girls are crying. we saw these women being treated by paramedics. wound on their legs. no shoes. >> reporter: karen ford was inside with her 13-year-old daughter when the bomb went off. she said her husband panicked when he couldn't find them in the aftermath. >> in about ten minutes we were trying to look for each other. >> the great city of manchester has been affected by terrorism before. >> reporter: the uk's home secretary noted how this strike seemed to target innocents. >> this time has been a particular attack on the most vulnerable in our society. >> we're okay. don't worry. very okay. we got out on
my husband said there was a terrorist attack at the ariana grande. i didn't believe him. >> reporter: after the terror there was comfort on the streets of manchester. now there's resolve. manchester mayor. >> these were children, young people and their families, but those responsible chose to terrorize and kill. this was an evil act. >> reporter: at this point it's still unclear how many are missing. the youngest is reported to be just 8 years old. thank you, jonathan vigliotti in manchester. zach bruce attended the concert but left early. he was at manchester's victoria station. he captured the scene on video as panicked crowds rushed into the station. zack joins us now. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> set the scene for us. what were you doing and what did you see? >> well, i was at the concert. she was
song. i left early because i needed to get back to my hotel. i was at victoria station which is right next to manchester arena. i was walking down the steps and then this huge bang went off. i didn't know what it was. but then all of a sudden everyone started to run away from the stage. people were crying. people were .sick parents looking for the kids. parents were looking to see if the kids were okay. >> what did you think was happening, zack, when you saw people running in that explosion? what did you think that was? >> well i thought it was part of the show. go out with a bang. but it was too loud for that to be that. i knew then that it would be something different, more serious. >> tell us about the crowd at the concert. >> it was mainly kids at the
event. >> let me ask you about security there. was there any security when you went into the concert? >> well, the funny thing -- the way thing was. i went to show them my ticket. but when i was going there, i showed them my ticket and they let me in. other people were there. no one was searching bags or nothing. >> so at the beginning you didn't realize how serious this was. >> no. because i just took -- i was walking to my hotel because i didn't think it was anything serious. so it's serious. >> very serious. zack, we thank you for joining us this morning. >> no problem. thank you. homeland security department says there's no specific threat against music venues after the manchester attack. palestinians new york city and around the country are on heightened
homeland security say people may experienced increased scrutiny along public places. don dahler is at madison square garden with the u.s. response. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. no one is on higher alert than law enforcement here in new york city. security has been beefed up at high-profile venues such as madison square garden. overnight the nypd hercules unit was posted outside of the arena. nypd officers are guarding the british consulate in midtown and security will be ramped up at major transportation hubs throughout the state. other police departments like the lapd and chick pd are monitoring the incident in manchester. earlier this month the state department issued a travel alert for europe. the department warned of potential terror attacks targeting tourist locations and high-profile events. cbs news has beend
closely following the situation in manchester. nypd have officer liaisons in the uk. they will visit the scene of the attack in great britain and report back to the nypd's counterterrorism unit. >> thanks, don. mike morell was acting deputy director of the cia with us now from washington. michael, let me begin with this. from what you know, what stands out most in this tragic attack? >> charlie, i think it's really important to put this in context. it's roughly the size of the brussels attack. it's the largest attack in europe in ten months since nice and it's the largest attack in the uk in 12 years. so it's the size of the attack, it's the significance of the attack that, i think, is important here. >> what about the location? >> so, norah,
was very sophisticated in both the location and the timing. the location was a place, as you know, where there's age lar group of people exiting and the timing in terms of the end of the concert, more people flowing out massed together at the end of the concert than at the beginning. whoever did this was very conscious how to maximize casualties. >> so prime minister may told us this morning that they know the identity. they believe they know the identity of the suspected bomber and there's been an arrest of a 23-year-old man. what are the next steps here? no one has claimed responsibility yet. >> gayle, we still don't know whether he acted alone or he had accomplices. one of the thing you'll see in the aftermath of an attack the arrest of any friends who might have known him or might have been in contact with him just to find out what they know. there's also probably the arrest of other people they have been watching and are worried about who they fear may b
by this attack. >> is it likely someone could carry out this attack alone? >> charlie, yes. unfortunately, on the internet you can find instructions, detailed instructions on how to build a bomb like this. so, unfortunately, yes, it is possible for somebody to do this on their own. >> theresa may described the unimaginable worry of parents and relatives. what about security here in the united states? >> so, our venues like this whether they be concerts or sporting events, they will have considerable security. you have to go through metal detectors. we still don't know what the requirements were in manchester. i heard different stories. but our security is pretty good. but i think the important point, norah, is that there is always -- there is always a scene, there is always a place where security ends and that's
that's always possible here as well. >> all right michael morell, thank you so much. president trump's condemnation of the manchester bombing came during his trip to the middle east. he traveled early this morning to bethlehem to meet with palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas. the president also visited a holocaust memorial in jerusalem along with first lady melania trump. he's about to deliver more remarks at the israel museum. these are live pictures. margaret brennan is traveling with the president in jerusalem. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well the president was briefed on the manchester attack by his national security adviser this morning and then spoke by phone with uk prime minister theresa may to offer any support. and throughout all of the stops here in the middle east, president trump has made expansion of counterterrorism efforts a key theme. >> so interesting that our meeting took place on this very horrible morning of death.
palestinian leader mahmoud abbas president trump acknowledged the manchester attack. >> i extend my deepest condolences to those so terribly injured. >> reporter: mr. trump had traveled to palestinian territory to meet with abbas in bethlehem. abbas said that to achieve peace israel needs to recognize the state of palestine and halt settlement construction on its territory. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu defies mr. trump's appeal to hold back. >> i'm committed to achieve a peace agreement between israelis and the palestinians. ♪ >> reporter: back in israel the president visited a memorial and laid a wreath where ash from holocaust victims are buried. he spent a solemn moment yesterday at the western wall the holiest site in judaism. the sensiti
intelligence sharing was raised during a monday meeting with then then. the president was criticized for revealing classified israeli intelligence with top russian plomts. >> i never mentioned the word or term intel. they are saying i did. >> reporter: but the president had never been accused of explicitly naming israel just inappropriately divulging information that it had provided. norah, the white house continues to insist that the president was unaware that israel was the source. >> margaret brennan in jerusalem. thank you. the terror attack at ariana grande's concert raises urgent new safety concerns. ahead the difficulties of securing large venues and one
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strong, proud, caring people with community at its core and if it was even possible the sfiert of the people of manchester will grow even stronger this evening. >> heart felt and hopeful reaction from british native that's james corden on cbs' "late late show on cbs" show after the bombing. he's deeply affected by it as everyone who hears the story this morning. welcome back to "cbs this morning". queen elizabeth just released a statement saying the whole nation has been shocked by the death and injury in manchester last night of so many people, adults and children who had just been enjoying a concert. britain's prime minister theresa may said this morning this attack stands out, quote, it's appalling, sickening cowardice. >> 22 people were killed, 59 others were wounded. the lone bomber died in the blast.
identity. police announced this morning they arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the attack. he was in south manchester. >> cbs news senior national security analyst fran townsend is here. she was security adviser to george w. bush. fran, goong. we heard the prime minister say they believe they may know the identity of the suspect, this additional arrest this morning. what else is at the top of the list for them? >> right now they are looking at anything they know about this man, his home address, work address, any associates. they will look for computers and cell phones. they will look for social media accounts. anything that can explain to them this man's network, to know for certain as theresa may suggested whether he acted alone or with others. >> should social media companies play a role? >> so, you know, just hours before in the telegram channel the social media encrypted communication site, there was an isis channel that said kill them where you can.
it was a video encouraging attacks. then right after the attack they, as you know, they're hash tags pray for manchester, manchester bombing, isis took over those hash tags to dissimi nature their propaganda and so look social media sites have to do more before these attacks to take down that propaganda, not just after. >> but when you look at this, this just seems to be a different kind of cruel. when you look at the audience that was targeted. is there anything that can to be done realistically. people every where can relate. i could have gone to that concert. i would have taken my kids. anything you can do realistically to stop this? >> look, we do security screening beforehand and there have been conflicting reports about how good that screening was going in. but, of course, most of that security is gone when people exit. the disturbing thing about this there were many exits. he dlubly chose that exit which was the one closest to public transportation in order to get the
so you expect now you'll see some effort to do screening as people exit. you can have explosive sniffing dogs and the like. wherever we put screening they are going to look for vulnerability. >> if this was isis or al qaeda are they trying to send a message that we're still here and we can still get at you >> absolutely. we don't know was this a home grown person from the uk or was this a refugee or some sort of foreign fighter coming back. that's right. no matter how die simi natured they are in the caliphate they are still in places around the world that pose a threat to us and our children. >> up see comparisons to bataclan? >> i do. there was a sports stadium where an individual tried to get in. we always see these warnings about large public gatherings and this is why. what they are looking for is the largest number of casualties. >> what do we know about the bombing?
the type of explosive, they did that's key to understanding whether or not this was a terrorist. >> fran townsend, always good have you here. in full disclosure, fran is under active consideration to be the new fbi director. we wanted to note that as well. to another big story this morning, president trump tried to enlist top intelligence officials to refute the fbi investigation into possible russian collusion. cbs news has learned that the president privately contacted the director of national intelligence, dan coats and the director of the national security agency admiral mike rogers. now this was first reported by "the washington post". both men reportedly refused to comply with the request, which they deemed to be inappropriate. nancy cordes is on capitol hill where intelligence officials are set to testify today. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is sure to come up repeatedly on capitol hil
of the house intelligence committee you got the former cia director john brennan testifying. he was at the helm of the agency during the period in which russian election interference took place. across the capitol the director of national intelligence dan coats was already scheduled to testify but now sure to be asked about what exactly the president said to him. >> our job here is to provide the best intelligence we can to the policymakers. >> reporter: director of national intelligence dan coats said investigating russian interference is a priority but mr. trump made separate appeals to coats and to the director of the national security agency asking them to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of his campaign's collusion with russia. in february the president allegedly issued a similar request to the now ousted fbi director james comey, asking him to halt the investigation looking into former national secu
and his potentially illegal contacts with russian officials. on monday flynn denied a senate request. >> if you're innocent why are your taking fifth amendment. >> reporter: candidate trump denounced the tactic but now flynn is refusing to testify or provide documents to the senate intelligence committee. in a six page letter flynn's legal team said that he's the target of outrageous allegations, that feed the escalating public frenzy against him. intelligence committee chairman richard burr said he's still deciding what to do about it. >> we'll figure it out when we get through corresponding with him. >> reporter: documents obtained by the house oversight committee indicate flynn may have lied during his 2016 security clearance renewal. flynn told investigators he was paid by u.s. companies for a 2015 trip to moscow when he was paid by state-run
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leaving the concert. >> simply a lot of people in an area that was very difficult to secure. >> reporter: the scene in manchester was reminiscent of other so-called soft target adakotas including another concert in paris in 2015 inside the bataclan concert hall where gunmen took the lives of 9 people. that same day security stopped a suicide bomber from entering a paris soccer stadium. he then detonated his explosives outside the venue much like the bomber in manchester. >> this is a tragedy but it's a tragedy about the difficulty that we have securing open space. >> reporter: recent terror incidents globally have led to increased security at u.s. concert halls and sports stadiums alike. some of these measures have been used for years like undercover guards, closed-circuit tvs, hand wands. but since the paris attacks their use is more widespread. >> safety and security
bigger shows are now prolie ferating across the marketplace. >> reporter: venue operators could step up security outside their auditoriums to airport screening levels but operators may be concerned it would drive away customers. >> what i would say to parents is don't worry about your child being safe at a concert. but the context is, we live in a more dangerous society than we have before. >> the u.s. department of homeland security says it has no information to indicate a specific credible threat involvi involving music venues here in the u.s. but the public may notice increased security as authorities take additional precautions. >> that's good news that they are taking that very seriously. jury selection continues today in the bill cosby trial. ahead how this process is moving very fast and what we have learned after the selection of the first five jurors.
♪ time to shine. orbit. you're looking at two astronauts who just started an urgent spacewalk outside of the international space station. the commander is working with jack fischer to replace a key computer that failed over the weekend. there's a back up but nasa decided to do the work as soon as possible. the mission is expected to take about two and a half hours. amazing that you can see these pictures and see them in that detail. >> is that live picture. >> awesome. >> british police are looking into the background and contacts of the manchester bomber. ahead new details about his identity. we'll be right back. it looks aggressive. but not overbearing.
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good morning. it's tuesday, may 23rd, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning". a lone bomber is blamed for britain's worst terror attack since 1995. now the suspect is now under arrest. ahead we go back to the scene of the bombing in manchester, england. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. i was walking down the steps and then this huge bang went off. all of a sudden everyone started to run. >> this attack was notable not just for number of victims but their age. this was a concert for young people. >> this hospital overnight declared a major incident and stopped taking in other
emergencies. h >> what about security here in the united states? >> our security is pretty good. butre the's always a place where security ends and that's what this bomber struck and that's always possible here as well. >> pulled out all of the stops here in the middle east. president trump made expansion of counterterrorism a main theme. >> today president t crumpdalle the terrorists losers. i know you agree with me. but we have to make sure they continue to lose. >> let's make sure to remember those who died and celebrate those who helped, safe in the knowledge that terrorists will never win. and our values, our country, and our way of life will always prevail. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. isis claimed responsibility for a deadly terror attack in
learning new details about the bomber. cell phone video shows the terrifying scene inside manchester arena. thousands of people rushed to safety after the explosion as the ariana grande concert ended. >> it killed at least 22 people. most of them children. then included georgina calendar, a student and ariana grande fan. british prime minister theresa may gave her reaction earlier this morning. >> while we experience the worst of humanity in manchester last night we also saw the best. the cowardice of the attacker met the bravery of the emergency services and the people of manchester. the attempt to divide us met countless acts of kindness that brought people closer together. in the days ahead those must be the things we remember. >> this bombing is the deadliest terror attack in britain since
2005. witnesses to last night's attack describe the terrifying scene. >> we were in the arena and -- >> started running. we ran straight out the doors all the way down though tell and all i could hear was screaming, people crying. everyone was running every where. >> people were screaming. and literally jumping out of their seats. >> people were screaming. pushing down the stairs to go outside. people were falling down. girls were crying. we saw these women being treated by paramedics with wounds on their legs. no shoes. >> everything kind of went calm for about five or six seconds. everyone in the arena was just -- it was scary
then pandominium. >> police arrested one suspect this morning. >> reporter: good morning. in fact the investigation has been moving forward at even more frenetic pace. cbs news can confirm the name of the bomber, at least the name authorities suspect of the bomber. he's salman a b idi a 23-year-old man who security authorities say was known to them. this, of course, is in addition to the admission by isis of responsibility for this attack. it also comes on a day when manchester police and this massive counterterrorism operation that's been carried out here and elsewhere in the uk have also arrested another 23-year-old, a man they say is from manchester itself. the attack here last night, the police say, was carried out by one man. the issue is how much if any of the network was behind him or
beforehand. attack happened in this building behind me. the largest indoor arena in northern europe. just as the concert goers were leaving the attacker was not in the concert but approached the concert gore and detonated as they were leaving. the death toll as you say stands at this point at 29, with 59 people still injured. many of them children and many with life threatening injuries as well. >> difficult morning there. thank you. some families are still looking for their children who attended last night's concert. one mother charlotte campbell spoke to british tv about her daughter olivia. >> i'm trying to get ahold of olivia. can't get ahold of her. there were many phone calls. and the police they weren't helpful at that time because it was so fresh. i don't know where she
yet. just tryingry eve social media site going, constantly ringing the phone. going straight through -- it can't be connected at the moment. she was with a friend from school and he's been found. he's in hospital. everything, ever possible scenario she will walk through this door at any minute like she doesn't know what's going on or she's in a hospital somewhere. no one can get ahold of me because they don't know who she is. or she's dead. >> that's the hardest part of the story to not know what happened, if they are okay, where are they. i talked to scooter brown who is grand grand's manager and i asked how she is doing. he said she's not doing well at all. she's devastated. they weren't sure what they are going to do now with their tour because she's in the mid all of tour. a very sad situation. >>
unimaginable worry about where is her daughter. >> many of these kids were young little girls. many of them their first time concert. i can't stop thinking about that either. the future of ariana grande, she responded on social media hours after the attack tweet this. broken. from the bottom of my heart i'm so, so sorry. i don't have words. vladimir duthiers of our streaming network is here now with that part of the story. >> ariana grande is a major draw both here in the united states and around the world. last night's concert in manchester was part of her dangerous woman tour. the fans at her shows are thousands of young children and teenagers. ♪ shortly after this ariana grande set, in an arena packed full of young fans and chart-topping hits, crowds excitement quickly turned into chaos. [ explosion
>> oh, my god. >> reporter: confused and terrified fans rushed from the concert after hearing what sound like a bomb. 22 people were killed and dozens more injured. >> as soon as i heard the bang i just decided to run. didn't know what to do. >> all of us heard a muffled bank and people running in different directions. >> reporter: hours after the attack, grande's manager posted a reaction saying tonight our hearts are broken. words cannot express our sorrow for the victims and families. children were among those killed monday night. one of the largest components of ariana grande's global fan base. the 23-year-old grammy nominee is a massive star, filling concert venues around the world and with 106 million followers had one of the largest instagram acco o
support for ariana grande and the victims poured in including justin timberlake who said we need to do better we need to love one another. grand grand has dozens of concerts remaining on her world tour including her next show on thursday in london. but it's not clear whether the show or tour will go on as schedule. >> i think they are sure she won't be in london later this week. >> she sounds devastated. >> i said to scooter is she okay. he said no she is not okay. he was very firm about that. even though she left the building, has had a huge effect on her. hundreds of mourners remember a maryland college student killed in a sudden attack. tributes to the victim
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incident as a possible hate crime. errol barnett is at the university of maryland campus with tributes to the victim. errol, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. richard collins iii was supposed to walk with his bowie state classmates today at graduation being held here on the university of maryland campus. police say the suspect sean urbanski didn't know him and that the stabbing which took place at that location behind me was unprovoked. >> i love you. i'll remember you for the rest of my life. >> reporter: hundreds gathered to remember richard collins on the eve of bowie state university graduation. ♪ dear bowie state >> reporter: many sang the school song by candlelight. collins and two friends were standing at a university maryland bus stop early saturday morning when investigators say sean urbanski approached the group screaming and stabbed collins in the
collins died about an hour later at the hospital. when police arrived on the scene they found urbanski sitting on a bench 50 feet from the bus stop with a knife in his front shirt pocket. in court urbanski's attorney told the judge his client has no criminal history and that alcohol and stains abuse may have been a factor. >> as i begin my military career i'll keep each one of you that helped shape me in i had marital and close to my mind. i'll never be a stranger. >> reporter: last thursday collins spoke at his commissioning ceremony where he became a second lieutenant in the army. it believes urbanski and collins were strangers. investigators are looking to urbanski's ties to a group called alt-right nation. this is the second investigation into a potential hate crime at the university of maryland in less than two months. in april a noose was discovered hanging in the kitchen of
alternativity house. on monday prince george's county officials say it's too soon to know what motivated saturday's stack. >> in this investigation we don't have enough evidence to say conclusively whether this is a hate crime. >> reporter: a university of maryland police tell us they monitor more than 400 surveillance cameras both on and off campus. investigators tell us they do have surveillance footage of the stabbing. that's going be very tough see. between manchester and then this story, you're just standing at the bus stop waiting. >> senselessness, the hate behind it. >> it's very tough in the news business. lawyers are working to choose 12 people who will determine the fate of bill cosby at his trial. ahead, why the jury selection can be the most significant part of the trial. and "the washington post" executive editor that's marty baron is here in the toyota green room.
jury selection continues today in the trial of actor bill cosby. five jurors were selected yesterday. cosby was charged in 2015 with aggravated indecent assault against a temple university employee in 2004. he denies the charges and says the encounter was consensual. >> case will be tried in montgomery county, pennsylvania outside of philadelphia but a judge ruled jury selection would take place across the state in allegheny county near pittsburgh. 12 jurors and six alternates will be selected from the large jury pool of 3,000. cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman is here to bring us up to date. what do we know? >> the first day went lightning fast, much faster than i expected. what the judge has done is he's had all of the prospective jurors, 3,000 and all, coming in in smaller panels of 100. so what he had them do was fill out a very lengthy
before they came in the lawyers can study. what happened yesterday was the general questions went out to the group and what they found was a large amount of people saying going from allegheny county to suburban philadelphia would be a hardship, 67 of the 100. what we also find is that you have a huge number who have heard of the case. i mean 80 or more have heard about the case. 14 of them said they could not possibly change their opinion. ultimately, 21 of them get interviewed and what we have is the defense is at a disadvantage here. you have seven strikes which you can do for any reason or no reason. and decide that those people you're not going to use of your 12 jurors. the defense has already used four. they got only three to
will be one of the most significant parts of the trial. >> jury selection, if the lawyers were able to do it. if the lawyers could ask questions would be significant indeed. i've spent years with southeast best lawyers in the country, including the larry spence teaching lawyers how to do jury selection. here lawyers don't ask questions. what you're dealing with, with who is there and race, you only had three african-americans who were questioned and all of them are accused for cause. defense at a disadvantage. >> beyond race what do you think the defense attorneys are looking for in jurors and what is the prosecution looking for in jurors? >> the defense would like older people who might remember bill cosby as america's dad and have that fond memory. people who might appreciate the quality of celebrity, they obviously, the defense is
jurors. there are not many there. the defense, again we're dealing with stereotypes here because that's all we can do. the defense is looking for young people who have a much better feeling what sexual assault is and that's different from an older person. >> i want to go back to the question about race. bill cosby raised it. they've selected five white jurors. they have seven more to go. is it important they have people of color on this jury. >> to the defense it's critically important. the difficulty they have, gayle, in picking a jury out in allegheny county in pittsburgh way only 10% of the population is african-american. i bet my bottom dollar that he raises a motion, the defense about not getting a jury of his peers. >> and for the integrity of the outcome. the manchester community came together to help concert goers after the deadly terror attack. ahead how people opened their homes and used social media to
there's moments of humanity among the terror in manchester. photos show how strangers came together to help each other out after the bombing at the grand grand concert. there are stories about hotels offering free rooms, strangers opening their thunderstorms people because transportation, of course, was shut down and you couldn't get around. >> always after something like that you see that. >> you see the worst and see the best of people. thank goodness for that. welcome back to "cbs this morning". residents of manchester mobilized to help stranded concert goers. that's one of our morning headlines from around the globe. britain's "guardian" reports people opened their thunderstorms thousands pouring
out of the manchester. people let people into their homes and offered free rides after the train station was closed. there were reports of hotels sheltering children who became separated from their parents. >> "wall street journal" reports many illegal immigrants arrive as legal visitors. more than 40% of undocumented people in the united states overstay their visas. last year more than 700,000 foreigners stayed longer than allowed. some later left. "detroit free press" explains why ford's chairman hired a new ceo with a history from outside of the auto industry. >> he is a transformational leader. he thinks about the future in very clear terms and can articulate that future in a way that an organization can follow. i'm very excited by it.
says president trump plans to hire a team of lawyers to tackle accusati accusati accusations about his collusion with russia. they cannot be paid with government funds but the president might be allowed to use campaign money. political news has dominated headlines from the 2016 campaign into the beginning of president trump's administration. "the washington post" has been behind several of the biggest stories. they include the leaked "access hollywood" video and the justice department's concern about michael flynn. the paper won a pulitzer prize for its investigation into mr. trump's charitable donation. the newspaper broke the story about president trump's revelation of highly classified information to russian officials and yesterday the post reported that trump asked top intelligence officials to deny evidence that his campaign colluded with russia.
of the "the washington post". that's what happened to "the washington post"? i mean everybody is saying it's never been better and you got remarkable reporting. >> thank you. we appreciate that we have a great team. great team in the newsroom. very proud of what they are doing. >> has the addition avenue ownership made a difference? >> yeah. jeff bezos is the owner. he's owned us for three and a half years. he's brought financial capital and intellectual capital. helped us adjust to the digital age. >> look at today's news how does a paper cover this kind of story? >> well, we have a tremendous team that covers politics and policy and "the washington post," of course, has done that for a very long time. and this is an administration like every administration requires scrutiny and we have more people probably covering the white house now than i think "the washington post" ever has had. >> have you ever seen this many
leaks, marty, the president has called you all fake media, leaks that the media is out to get him. help us understand the leak process, how it operates at your place. how can you trust the people that are leaking stories to you. >> look. there are a lot of people in government who are concerned about what's happening. they feel it's information that the public needs and deserves to know. our reporters have a lot of experience over the many years they've cultivated sources in government. people who know them. they know the source. these are reporters on our staff who have a lot of experience and expertise. when people want to talk they talk to us. >> do they double check, triple check. >> we do not rely on one source. we always have to have extra confirmation of anything. in many instances the white house has said something that was not true and then a day later or two days later who confirms it? states actually confirmed our reporting. >> marty, this is another
excellent rorj reporting about the president asking his intelligence chiefs to deny collusion. one of the things i read between the lines he asked them to do it just days after comey testified. so there's this very short period of time where the president is ramping up his activity not only against comey but the intelligence chiefs. the question of leaks, though, just to talk about that, people are not calling "the washington post" giving you information. your reporters are asking questions and then they give up information, correct? >> yes. for the most part. these are reporters who have a lot of experience, a lot of expertise. they talk to a lot of people over many, many year. they developed their confidence. earned their confidence because of the quality reporting they've done. now people are willing to talk to them. >> you're the editor. what questions remain unanswered for you? >> well, there are a lot and that's why there's an investigation taking place. and obviously we want to know all the same thi
is investigating. that the committees in congress are investigating. we want to know, obviously, whether there was obstruction of justice, what constitutes obstruction of justice. we want to know if there was collusion between the trump campaign and the russians. can't say for sure at the moment. >> on friday your paper the post reported that a current white house official is a significant person of interest in the russian investigation. but you didn't name who that person is. do you know who that person is? >> we didn't name the person. i don't plan to name the person because we haven't confirmed who that is. >> give us the initials. >> if we can confirm -- this is what we do. when we can't confirm we don't report. we need additional source or two. >> so you do have sources that said it's a certain person. you need that confirmed by other people. >> we need more confirmation. >> what does that
person, a significant person of interest? >> well, it's a person who is the subject to investigation. someone who the fbi and others are looking at very closely. to see whether there was a particular connection to the russians that had some influence in what the russians -- >> you're close to confirming that person? >> i really can't say any more about it. >> what is this like for you? you're in boston where they made a remarkable movie of what happened when you were editor there. think about this. i mean in terms of -- you've lived through a lot of political drama. has it ever end in your feeling or judgment anything like this? >> when i was coming out of high school there was nixon and watergate. i wasn't in the middle of that, obviously. but this feels like that in many ways. now, that's not to say that it's a perfect analogy. we'll have to see. we need to see the
we need to do more investigating. the law enforcement officers, the fbi and the congressional committees need to do more investigating and we in the journalism community need to do more investigating as well. >> i like charlie's question, though, because there seems to be such a competition between "new york times" and "the washington post". norah pointed out in the green room it's something the "new york times" is quoting the "the washington post". this is to be a very satisfying feeling for your. you're very calm and very controlled. aren't you guys over there doing the hula about what is happening? >> we don't do that. we're very serious about what we do. people know that we're held to account like everybody else is held to account. we need to make sure our information is accurate. that takes a lot of hard work. with regard to the "new york times," great. we do not coordinate with the "new york times". we compete with the "new york times". i think it's for the public benefit that there are two news organizations and other news organizations as well that are
that's what the meaning of the first amendment is. the press and public, by the way, supposed to hold their government to account. that's the meaning of self-governance. >> your speech at penn state is a must read for everybody and for certainly journalists. thank you for being here. congratulations to all the great reporters at the post. one of the navy's most famous aircraft carriers rejoins the fleet after a four year overhaul. ahead we take you on a tour of the "uss abraha
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one of the most recognized ships in the u.s. navy is ready for service again after a massive overhaul. the "uss abraham lincoln" just finished a four year $4 billion make over in southeastern, virginia. jan crawford spoke with those who had a role in this. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so these ships are really like the emergency response team for the world. i mean whenever there's a major conflict or humanitarian charisma the carriers are there. no other country has anything like america's fleet, which means no other country has the kif
and keep these ships running. the 90,000 ton "uss abraham lincoln" is one of the largest war ships in the world. with a proud history. when the u.s. prepared to take on saddam hussein in 1991, the newly built uss lincoln patrolled the persian gulf. during the 2003 invasion of iraq the ship launched over 100 missions a day. served as the site of one of president george w. bush's famous announcements. when a historic tsunami killed hundreds much thousands in southeast asia, the lincoln rushed to the region to provide relief. now nearly three decades after it first departed newport news, the lincoln is heading out again for another 25 years at sea. better than ever after a four year upgrade and overhaul at the huntington engel ship ward.
carrier just before it was turned back over to the navy. >> right over here the catapults where the planes go off the ship. >> reporter: that catapult along with every component of the lincoln underwent extensive renovation. responsibility that the employees take seriously. >> what does that mean to work here on this aircraft carrier? >> first of all it's a privilege. >> a privilege. >> the nation entrusts us with creating these complex platforms that are going to take really the most valuable resource we have which is our young sailors and take them into harm's way. >> reporter: often deployed for months at a time more than 5,000 people can live aboard the lincoln when it's fully staffed. >> that's a city. >> a city with its own airport. all the things that you need to cook month date 5,000 people in a city between food, sleeping arrangements,
training. every single thing that has to happen to support the mission of the ship and then you're going to go and drive thiscy around out there at sea in an environment that's harsh at some point the quality of our work will get tested. it can't fail. >> it won't fail. >> reporter: the man steering this massive construction project was u.s. navy captain ron rovello. >> you use maps. this will be naf investigated with maps. >> reporter: he likes to remind his crew what they are working towards. >> conceivably one of their sons or daughters will be the last crew of this ship 25 years from now. that's how much life we're putting back into this. >> another generation. >> another generation of sailors. >> reporter: to help recruit and train qualified ship builders he relies on his apprentice school. ud
classes while getting hands on experience and working full time towards a college degree. these four graduates span generations. each had a hand in getting the uss lincoln ready for duty. ed has and about pipe fitter at new incorporate news for 39 years and his son now also works in the shipyard. he helped build the lincoln and plans to retire once the overhaul is complete. >> what does that mean to you, to have been able to see that through? >> there's something about this stage when you're ready to go to sea that when you go down that river and you know all those hours were put in, and now you go down on sea trial, just a pride in what you do. >> reporter: 33-year-old ramirez is an electrical foreman. >> do you think you feel that pride too >> yes, ma'am. i didn't get it at first, when i first got here. i just thought it was a job. thoen actually complete a carrier and to actually see it go out to
outstanding. it makes you feel special as a person that hey i was a part of that project. >> reporter: for medical, kristoff and lucas served aboard carriers in the navy. >> it makes you work harder. >> reporter: all four ship builders said working on equipment that helps keep the country safe carries with it a heightened sense of responsibility. building ships with a 50 year life span can quickly become personal. >> my son is 7 years old. he tells me every day how he wants to be in the military and be in the navy. i was 17 when i got in the military. and if he follows in my shoes he's going to want to do the same thing. if he wants to be on a ship i want to it be right. >> you could be working on something now that he'll be on. >> absolutely. i take that very seriously. >> reporter: with the next generation of carriers already being built
industries plan to be busy. the ceo donates his salary to pay for pre-school scholarships for his employees children. >> what a great story. aircraft carriers are the largest projection of a nation's power into other areas. >> they last 50 years. think about that. out to sea for 25 years. the sense of community around the people. >> what struck me was the pride and confidence. you can hear more of our "cbs this morning" show on our podcast. find extended interviews and podcast originals on itunes and the itunes app.
all right, good morning. another cloudy start, but dry this morning compared to yesterday where we had all those showers, into the 50s and low 60s. showers are going to be here. for this afternoon more so into the evening. anytime after 7:00 they'll push through the metro, earlier for areas off to the south. same goes for tomorrow and your weekend, your holiday weekend will be warmer with more showers expected. >> we'll have to wait and see what happens for this weekend. hopefully it doesn't rain too much. if you are on the outer loop of the beltway, we showed you a good way to get around this morning. on the back roads you might want to take it because we have two different accidents. the first one up here by new hampshire avenue. if you keep going on the outer loop of the beltway you'll run into it by connecticut avenue. finally the delays look better. you are on 66 this morning
traffic. you are going to run into a small slowdown because we have an accident as you pass through centreville at route 28. you are also slow from gainesville almost all the way to the beltway. we've had a couple of crashes, sudley road area. that also 395 northbound still have our accident by the pentagon. the one further back has cleared. let's check in with meaghan mooney now to see what's coming up on great day washington. hey meaghan. >> hey helen. this is not your average cave, although when am i ever in a cave. this is a himalayan salt cave owned by a south african woman who came here and she was like people are stressed
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we're your hosts of great day washington. by now most of you have probably heard about the terrible suicide bombing in manchester last night. >> yeah. >> it's kind of heartbreaking right chris? >> it was at the ariana grande concert where 22 people lost their lives. one of our own cbs family members, the host of the late late show james corden, he's a native of the region, and corden already finished taping his show. he taped the late show early in the afternoon and he went back in the studio to share this special tribute. >> good evening. while taping our show earlier tonight we heard the horrific news coming out of manchester in england. there has been an incident at ariana grande's concert. we still have no information about what's happened, all we know is the tragic news that there are multiple fatalities and ma
this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight. many of you won't have ever been to manchester, but you will definitely have heard of it. it's famous all over the world for so many wonderful things, man united, it's famous for incredible music, oasis and joy division. it was the birthplace of the leader of the suffragettes. it's the home of the inventor of the first computer. it's a place full of comedy and character. but when i think of manchester, the place that i know i think of the spirit of the people there, and i'm telling you, a more tight-knit group of people you will be