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captioning sponsored by cbs obama and putin joining forces? breaking news on a potential groundbreaking deal between the u.s. and russia on the war in syria. also tonight, hermine hammers the east with torrential rains damaging winds and coastal floods. >> it looks like a big mower just came through and mowed down the trees. >> in detroit, protesters greet donald trump as he reaches out to voters at an african-american church. and with the anyone piece in place, this skyscraper is now the tallest building west of the mississippi river.
morgan. we begin our western edition of the broadcast with breaking news. the u.s. and russia, who have been fighting on opposite sides of the war in syria, are now on the verge of a deal to join forces. and potentially change the course of that long and brutal war. margaret brennan is traveling with president obama at the g-20 ing summit in china. margaret? >> the u.s. and russia are near completing a groundbreaking deal that involves sharing military and intelligence cooperation in syria. that's in exchange for russia agreeing to pressure syrian dictator assad to stop bombing seville gens and allow food aid to starving areas. this deal would mean that u.s. and russia would coordinate airstrikes against isis and al-qaeda-linked terrorists. under the potential deal, assad's own air force would be grounded, meaning no more bombing or chemical attacks on civilians and u.s.-backed rebels.
besiege cities like aleppo, where hundreds of thousands of civilians have been trapped due to the joint assaults by syrian and russian forces. this is a last ditch effort by the obama administration to stop the killing and flow of refugees, five million of whom have fled syria in the past six years of war. this deal also happens to put vice president back at global player status. the question is live up to his end of the bargain. demarco? >> margaret bren i breaking news in china. thank you. tonight the mid-atlantic is getting hammered by hermine. the storm is rumbling up the coast, washing out holiday weekend plans from the carolinas to new england. it's unleashing heavy rain, damaging winds and dangerous seas. a second person was killed by the storm in north carolina on saturday. mark strassmann is in willmington, north carolina. >> tropical storm hermine soaked
triggering flash flood watches. overnight, hermine toppled trees in carthage, north carolina, a three hour drive from the coast. heavy rain and wind whipped through charleston south carolina. that's where the storm damaged many homes, including that of 90-year-old jeanne nelson. >> i hear the crash and i thought what is that? it sounded like dishes falling. >> further north, hermine flooded the town of atlantic beach, north carolina, causing at least one major a hermine made landfall in florida early friday as a category one hurricane, the first to hit the states since 2005. storm surges flooded entire neighborhoods, including this one in tampa, and knocked out power for more than 300,000 people. florida governor rick scott. >> i expect every city county official to aggressively fix that problem. we have got to get people their power back.
caused possible tornado strike that damaged a dozen homes. >> it looks like a big mower came in and mowed down the trees. >> washing out labor day weekend plans for many. beach goers had to bundle up. >> covered in sweat shirts. >> hermine will linger off the coast for several days potentially super storm sandy four years ago. demarco, new yorkers will not be allowed to swim at city beaches because extremely dangerous rip tides not seen in a century may be possible. >> chief meteorologist craig setzer is tracking hermine at wfor in miami. craig? >> hermine has lost its turned storm so it's not a tropical storm. wins over 70 miles an hour. forecasted slowly over the next
by the middle of next week out to sea. regardless of this if it's a tropical storm or hurricane it's going to impact the coast here. here are the win probabilities and they are high along the coast. besides hermine we're watching lester in order to the island. the hurricane watch has been canceled. demarco. >> a lot to keep our eyes on. chief meteorologist, thank you. an earthquake rattled central oklahoma overnight. it was magnitude 5.6, centered near the city of pawnee and felt in seven states. there was minor damage and no one was hurt. this is believed to be the strongest quake to hit the state since 1952. oklahoma has seen a surge in earthquakes blamed on the injection into the earth of wastewater from fracking. in detroit today, protesters were waiting to greet donald trump. with the election nearly nine weeks away, the republican
african american church. dean reynolds is there. >> as he entered the great faith ministries church here, donald trump showed off some moves. but weath whether his movement e direction of african americans lately can do anything for his stand among them is another question. wayne jackson is the bishop here. mr. trump wants to say a few words, we want to allow him. >> thank you very much. thank you, that's so nice. >> trump's courtship of blacks has been going on for much of the summer. an attempt to show that he cares for all americans, not just the whites to predominate at his rallies. >> i am here today to listen to your message and i hope my presence here will also help your voice to reach new audiences in our country. >> it's a tough sell. trump currently is backed by various white supremist groups, and though he rejects their support, he did once lead the birther campaign against
citizenship and his patriotism. but in this church, trump struck a different chord. >> i want to work with you to renew the bonds of trust between citizens and the bonds of faith that make our nation strong. >> louis gibbs and de mayor yeah thorn attended the services inside. >> did he change your mind at all, open your mind at all. >> i'm still making a decision. >> was it genuine? i want to believe it was genuine. >> to say that donald trump has an uphill battle among african-americans would be a serious understatement. here in michigan, a recent poll found he was favored by 2% of blacks. with 91% supporting hillary clinton. demarco? >> dean are reynolds, thank you. we're learning more about the investigation into hillary
information while she was secretary of state. here's cbs news justice reporter paula reid. >> the fbi has taken the unusual step of releasing materials from its investigation into hillary clinton's private e-mail server. the fbi has, of course, come under considerable criticism for not bringing charges in the case. but it says it is releasing these additional materials in the interest of transparency. the clinton campaign says it hopes additional evidence will help people understand why no charges were brought. it appears that these dozens of pages of new information will only give fresh fodder to her adversaries. in the report, it makes clear that classified information was passed through this server but it gets into details about her interview with the fbi that we have never seen before. it appears that she was actually unable to properly identify certain classification markings. in order to bring charges, the fbi would have to have evidence that she knowingly and intentionally mishandled classified information. after interviewing her, the head of the fbi said it appeared she did not actually know how to identify it and that is one of
whether or not her server was breached. the fbi said it has no evidence that any foreign or domestic adversary actually was able to penetrate her server. but because they were not able to get all 13 devices that were used in connection with this e-mail address, it could not conclusively say there was no breach. of course, this is certainly not the end of the controversy surrounding her use of a private e-mail server. there are still dozens of civil lawsuits floating out there. demarco. >> paula, thank you. in ohio protesters stanford university swimmer brock turner. he was released from jail friday after serving half of his six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. carter evans is following this. >> the barrage of cameras and critics that convicted sex offender brock turner faced when he left prison in california, are now staked out in front of his parents' home near dayton, ohio, where he'll be on probation. and neighbors are not happy
>> turner's early release reignited the controversy over the judge that gave him what critics consider a very light sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. judge aaron persky reassigned himself to civil cases. but that's not good enough for michelle dauber. she's leading an effort to recall the judge who's also a stanford graduate. >> judge persky's bias is a threat to the rule of law and we will continue until he is no longer a judge. >> judge persky now has his own website to defend against the recall, and he has support from law professors across the state. 46 signed a letter opposing his removal, including laurie levenson. >> even if you don't agree with the sentence in the case, it's important that there be judicial independence and the judge is not always looking over his shoulder when he makes a decision. >> california lawmakers recently passed a bill that would require harsher sentences for crimes
but demarco, it's still not clear if the governor will sign it into law. >> carter evans, thank you. in los angeles saturday, they crowned the tallest building west of the mississippi. a spire was added to the newly-constructed wilshire grand center. the 73-story skyscraper is now almost 1100 feet tall, topping the neighboring u.s. bank tower by 90 feet. coming up next. we'll take you aboard the first u.s. commercial flight to cuba
>> a new chapter in u.s.-cuba relations opened this past week as regular commercial flights from the u.s. to cuba resumed for the first time since 1961. transportation correspondent kris van cleave was aboard the first flight. >> santa clara seems an unlikely spot for that historic first flight. 250,000 call cuba's fifth largest city home.
a tourist attraction, it is the burial site of revolutionary che gueverra and not much else. but soon, 10 flights a day from the u.s. will land here as many as 110 daily at airports across the island. that could be a tall order in satisfy the -- stant clara taxis are drawn by horses or these motor bikes. mass transit is limited, as are hotel rooms. wednesday, yara erosa was on the first flight and it's already an emotional first visit. this is the moment she met her uncle for the first time. her aunt she's met just once before. >> it felt like i had her my entire life. i felt like i had her for every event, every birthday. it's like all that time capsules together in one shot, given by this flight today. >> with intense competition ahead, jetblue made a point of being first to cuba, offering fares as low as $99, vastly under cutting the price charter flights that the states currently charge. airline ceo robin hayes.
affordable and that's gonna encourage many more people to travel. >> for a place that's been so hard for americans to go for decades, it actually doesn't take very long to get to. it's only about a 45 minute flight. following the obama administration's loosening of travel restrictions, the number of americans coming to cuba has surged. 84% so far this year. keane daley took the first flight fearing the flood of americans will change an island that to many seems frozen in time. your kids or your grand kids about. i was on the first flight to cuba. >> so far the tsa says it has signed off on the security of eight of cuba's ten airports already three scheduled u.s. flights have testified down in santa clara. next week american airlines begins rolling out its service to cuba and december 1st, delta will start flying here to havana. demarco. >> chris, thank you. up next georgetown university
>> slavery has been called america's original sin. this past week, a prominent catholic university owned up to its role in that sin, and said how it plans to atone for it. errol barnett has the story. >> georgetown, fonded in 1789 is university in the united states. it has an endowment of $1.5 billion now. but in 1838, the university was deep in debt and sold 272 slaves to stay open. today university president john degioia apologized. >> we will seek forgiveness for our participation in the institution of slavery. >> last year, degioia created a committee to explore how it should atone for its slavery past.
we're living with the fact that we never ameliorated the original evil of slavery. >> the university says it will give preferential admission to descendants of the 272 slaves it sold for what today would be $3.3 million. it's estimated there are 10 to 15,000 of those descendants who now get the same special look as those of alumni and donors. karen royal, one of the descendants, called it a good first step. >> our country is really being torn apart by racial strife right now, and georgetown as a jesuits university is perfectly positioned to lead the charge with us. the university is also creating an institute to study slavery's legacy, build a memorial honoring the indentured people and rename two buildings, one for a run away slave named for isaac, the university still has the $30 reward in its archives. georgetown's push for answers
>> not having your history is something that we've lived with. it stays with you. who are you? who were you before you were born, when you were a whis ter when you were a thought,. >> racial tensions on campus across the country in recent years triggered georgetown's introspection, and while one descendant today felt the school still hasn't done enough, others hope more institutions with similar histories will follow suit. >>
>> when "48 hours" first reported about a wealthy texas mother accused of murder, correspondent peter van sant did a lengthy interview with her. that interview with the suspect michelle williams turned the case upside down. >> greg treated me like a queen. he showed me a world that, before him, i had no means to have.
>> oh my god, somebody just shot my husband. >> michelle williams told police an intruder broke into their home. her husband greg, a brilliant and wealthy computer engineer, shot dead in the bedroom. >> i could see it. it was a male in dark stuff. dark clothing. >> michelle was the killer, prosecutors were sure of it. but with no fingerprints, no dna, it was a tough case to prove. they offered michelle a plea deal, forcing her to accept responsibility for greg's death, anme >> i took the plea deal to get back home with my daughter. >> michelle accepted the plea. but just before the deal was to be finalized, she did an interview with 48 hours. >> did you murder your has bund, greg. >> no, i did not. >> every time i watch a client in an interview, i start to think oh man, we're really
>> finally tonight, new research shows dogs respond to much more than just the tone of your voice. they say brain scans confirm dogs understand most of what you're saying. michelle miller has the story. >> ask any dog owner and they'll tell you their dog usually does what it's told, especially if you say it nicely. >> dance. >> but a team of hungarian
further, saying they've proved that dogs actually understand a lot more than we think. >> the regulars like sit, stay, come here. when we're walking, i always say wait. >> the experiment counted on the cooperation of 13 clogs, a group comprised mainly of border collies and golden retrievers. they were trained to lie still for 7 minutes during a functional mri scan. listened as trainers combined phrases with different intonations. brain scans revealed that, like humans, dogs processed words with the left side of their brains and used the right side to process pitch. alexandra horowitz is the author of being a dog, published by simon & schuster, a division of cbs. what did this study teach us that we didn't already know?
actually a decision in the dog's brain between meaning and sound. so they're hearing a pitch of what we say but they're also attending at some level to the meaning, especially to familiar words. >> the results also showed that dogs only recognized praise if both the words and tone were positive. >> what this study indicates is that they notice that your intonation is positive, but what you're saying doesn't quite match up because the rest of your behavior doesn't john f. with having a happy rewarding voice. >> for dog owners like lee cannon, the reward is knowing his four-legged friend is one he can talk to about anything at all. >> a word to the wise, you better mean it. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> got to love it. that's the cbs weekend news for this saturday. the news continues now on our 24
after a teen tragically takes her life this week... we break down some of the ways local counselors are pushing for sucide prevention. ((sharie johnson)) >> and tropical storm hermine is on the move! where it's expected to make landfall this weekend.. and how residents are preparing for the extreme weather. ((katie boer)) parts of southern nevada under a red flag warning tonight how this could impact your labor day weekend./// "now, live...this is ((sharie johnson)) good evening and thanks for joining us i'm sharie johnson. a 13-year old las vegas teen who took her own life this week is the latest tragedy health counselors are working to stop. nevada has the 4th highest rate of suicide in the entire country. 8 news now's mauricio marin joins us with the effort to stop more young lives from being lost. ((mauricio marin))
rate is nearly double the national rate according to the nevada coalition for suicide prevention. one counselor we spoke with today says it's crucial to talk with teens that may be struggling with problems---and let them know things do get better. ((stefanie kruger/mother: "by the time we realized that something was wrong she was already gone.")) ((mauricio marin)) what should be a fun three day holiday weekend has turned to tragedy for stefanie kruger. her daughter 13-year old maria kruger jumped to her death from a parking structure thursday. ((stefanie kruger/mothe baby" )) ((mauricio marin)) the teen's family says she was bullied. ((ron lawrence/community counseling center: 'if it is bullying what happens to a child it's of course the feelings are devastating to be depicted as less than some other child for some reason" )) ((mauricio marin)) ron lawrence with community counseling center of southern nevada has helped many patients who thought about taking their own life. ((ron lawrence/community counseling center: "the feeling in the child is usually like this is it. this is forever this is the way my life is going to be." )) ((mauricio marin))