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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, june 21st. this is the "cbs morning news." summer kicks off with severe weather from east to west. this morning tropical storm cindy surged toward the gulf coast. while the southwest sizzles in story for another record-breaking feat. breaking overnight uber ceo resigns after several scandals rock his ride hailing service. and $56 million later the most expensive congressional race is over. republican karen handel keeps the grip on georgia's ri
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. this morning tropical storm cindy is bearing down on the gulf coast expecting to make landfall tonight. cindy is moving southwest packing 67-mile-per-hour winds. right now tropical storm warnings are posted from texas to the alabama/florida border and metropolitan new orleans. state of emergency has been declared in alabama. visitors at gulf shores are being warned to stay out of the surf. new orleans is preparing for what mayor mitch landrieu calls a very serious event. louisiana national guard has dispatched highwater vehicles and helicopters to flood-prone
sin d is expected to drench an area from louisiana to florida with flood-producing rain. eric fisher chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz has details. >> well, cindy has already made its presence known. very heavy reinfall, classic flooding. you see all the bright colors. those are your cold clouds, heavy rainfall. the center is down here. while the center is tracking to the north and west all of the rain is on the eastern flank of it. flash flooding on the gulf coast. that's the main impact of this storm. very heavy rainfall. fresh water from all that rain as it crawls off to the north and northwest over the next kurple of days. be cautious of any flood flooding and be alert of any flash flood warning mts the heaviest in and around new orleans. of course, a tough time draining that water in new orleans. the other story continues. the heat in the southwest. temperatures just about as hot as they were yesterday. a lot of records challenging
a slight cooldown at the end of the week by friday. fewer record highs will be set, but still very hot, right on through the workweek and into the weekend. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. that scorching southwest heat eric talked about forced dozens of flight cancellations in phoenix and strained the power grid. about 50 flights were canceled yesterday in phoenix because it was too hot for the planes to on wrat. california firefighters are battling a fire in the mountains each los angeles angeles. 1,200 acres have been burned. the fire is contained. travis kalanick helped found uber in 2009. his leadership has been questioned for months following reports of a workplace culture where sexual harass mbltd and
discrimination are ram pant. five of the investors demanded his resignation yesterday according to "the new york times." he said, i have accepted the request so'veer can go back to building rather than be distracted by another fight. he remains on the board. the republicans held onto a house seat in an election such saw. karen handel defeated jon oss f ossoff. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meg. it was not enough. handel thanked president trump during her victory speech after one of hthe many congressional races he will influence for better or worse. >> tonight let's
tomorrow the real work will begin. >> reporter: former secretary of state karen handel becoming the first woman elected to congress. >> my pledge is to be part of the solution to focus on governing. >> reporter: in his concession speech democrat jon ossoff seemed to claim a moral victory in a race that's seemed to have gone republican since the carter administration. >> at a time when politics has been dominated by fear and hatred and scapegoating and division, this community stood up. >> reporter: political analysts say democrats will have to figure out a new strategy to win back the house. >> democrats have to either redouble their efforts at those kinds of voters or find a difrp kind of voter to go and peel away. >> reporter: president trump repeatedly tweeted his sum port of handel. many view the
referendum on his performance. >> a special thanks to the president of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president was among the first in his party to congratulate happen dell, tweeting in part, fantastic job. we are all proud of you. but anti-trump sentiment made the most expensive in house history with the candidate spending more than $56 million, nearly doubling the previous record. this is the fourth special house race republicans have won recently, but by much smaller margins than expected. and democrats are encouraged by the trend. but, meg, in order for them to win back the house next year, they would have to defend all their current districts, plus turn 24 gop health seats. >> thank you. meantime the trump administration is considering imposing a travel ban for citizens to north
hena daniels is here with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, meg. it does not appear a decision is imminent. today the u.n. and top officials will visit washington. the u.s. has been pressing china to curtail its near clear program. yesterday president trump tweeted he appreciates china's efforts but that it has not worked out. the death of american student otto warmbier provoked outrage and fueled efforts to rein in the north. a vigil was held on the university of virginia campus last night where he attended school. he went to north korea as a tourist and ended up spending nearly 17 months in prison before being released in a coma. senator john mccain said warmbier was murdered and people should think twice about traveling to north korea. >> well, i think there should at least be a form for them to fill out that says if i go to north korea, i understand i'm
the american government responsible. >> warmbier's funeral will be held tomorrow. meg? >> hena daniels for us. thank you. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says he expects to have a draft of the gop bill to replace obamacare tomorrow, but the process has not been smooth. they're taking the counsel to task for writing the legislation behind closed doors. mcconnell told nancy cordes there's a reason the democrats were shut out. >> they made it clearer ler they were not interested in participating in it. they have no interest whatsoever, so it makes sense. >> so are they invited into the conference? >> no, but they've made it clear they're not interested in helping. >> 50 of the 52 republican senators must approving the bill for it to pass. >> n
the killing of philando castillo by a police officer is sparking a new wave of youtd rage. one minneapolis community leader called it a 21st century lynching. mireya villarreal reports. >> reporter: the newly released video shows yanez pulling castilk castillo over. >> i have a firearm. >> don't reach for it. don't pull it out. don't put it out. >> reporter: within 90 seconds of making the stop the officer filed seven shots. castillo's girlfriend diamond reynolds was in the passenger seat. >> i told him not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his i.
oh, my god. please don't tell me he's dead. please don't -- >> keep your hands where they are. >> yes, i will, officer. >> you can see an officer coax and pick up reynolds' daughter out of the back seat. he was arrest and indicted for manslaughter. yanez feared for his life and he thought castillo, the 32-year-old cafeteria worker was pulling out a gun he was licensed to carry. friday the jury acquitted him of all charges. philando castillo's mother. >> my firstborn dead in minnesota. just because he was a police officer that makes it okay. now they've got free rein. he was found innocent on
counts. >> they were reportedly stunned when they saw the video during the trial and according to the trial they're planning the file a lawsuit against the police department and the city. mireya villarreal, cbs newss, new york. at least ten people were injured when a united jet encountered turbulence. it was heading to panama yesterday. nine passengers were hospitalized. meteorologists say thunderstorms on the southern edge of tropical storm cindy probably caused the tu turbulence. coming up on the "morning news," rock band shotout. and hollywood shocker, a leading man is calling it quits. this is the "cbs morning news."
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ken doll embraces diversity. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, meg. a slump in oil prices sent stocks lower. oil prices hit their lowest in november. losses were widespread. the dow lost 61 points, the s&p fell 16 points, the nasdaq lost nearly 51 points. the resignation of uber coo travis kalanick is not the only change in store. they launched 180 days of change, they say, to improve the experience for drivers. first phase includes giving passengers the option to give drivers the options of tipping drivers in the app, others include penalizing an uber driver for waiting. amazon suggests letting shoppers try on items before buying. they have a seven-day on
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>> these will be light and slowly get down here, another two hourings or so. on and off showers this morning. areas south and east, everyone else is dry. pretty comfortable temperatures 50s, low 70s. 65 manassas. 63 for frederick headed to the upper 80s. flirting with that 90 degrees mark. humidity you will notice it but not overwhelming. it may be over the weekend. chances for showers are limited to those areas off to the south and east maybe a few sprinkles later on. i will pinpoint those in a few minutes. chef. >> good morning off to a good start not a lot going on, on the roads at least for now. around the capitol belt way, free and clear of problems this morning. for those of you getting ready to head out the door you are looking at a smooth commute especially inside the
bw parkway, route 1, southeast, southwest freeway off to a good start. smooth ride gainsville to centerville. near fairfax, 95 issue and problem free. we start to expect that traffic to kick up in the next 30 minutes or so stafford and fredericks berg. thanks. breaking overnight, uber ceo and cofounder resigned in a statement to the new york times he accepted the request from investors. saying it will allow the company to build itself into a better company. we expect to hear more from the fbi about the alexandria shooting investigation. two of the four people injured are still in the hospital, congressman steve is a
scalise is still in the hospital but texting. you may notice lot of police at the landmark mall, part of the critical incident exercise happening 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. we are learning traffic will not be effected by this. president trump in iowa today he will talk about agriculture before holding a make america great rally in cedar rapids. according to his lawyer he is set to address the possible existence of recordings of the conversations between he and fired fbi director james comey. the toe is used for the hotel's signature drink called the sour toe cocktail people come from around the world to try this drink. shot of wees key with a dehydrated toe. the only rule your lip haves to touch that toe. they have offering a reward
theft. yuck. that is the news what is going on. news at 4:30 a.m. starts right now. you are nasty. >> that is nasty. >> just nasty. >> glad you are with us. let's talk weather, good morning alison. >> i didn't hear that story andi am glad i didn't. starting off, michael and son camera okay start to the day, i stepped outside and didn't think hey, this is too uncomfortable. happy first day of summer even though the weather has been here for while. if the kids are out of school already, today is a good pool day. rain chances are limited, don't have to deal with rain or thunderstorms, hot, 72 degrees, we will have just maybe some light showers, for delmarva and farther to the west. everybody else dry, sprinkle
frederick, baltimore, hagerstown count on temperatures staying in the upper 80s. hot but nice. well, take a look at tropical storm cindy coming up in a little bit. around the belt way this morning, still free and clear both on the inner and outer loop looks like we have an issue on the southbound side of 95 for those of you trying to head out of town this morning looks like an earlier issue there, cause degree lays, as you try to make your way to frederiksburg. south of it you will be good to go as you continue to areas down toward richmond but do be mindful this will hold you up 10 to 15 minutes. thank you breaking news, as wusa 9 anchor, leslie foster first broke on social media earlier this morning, prince georges county executive baker is going to run for govern