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is 7:26. >> willie mays is 83 today. happy birthday. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, may 6, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." terrorists kidnapped more nigerian school girls overnight. the race to save nearly 300 victims. one of the most famous hotels in the world now at the center of a firestorm. why big names of trying to keep customers from checking in. and smart guns under fire. how technology meant to give owners a safer choice is causing outrage on both sides of the gun debate. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> this militant group boko haram trying to sell nigerian school girls into slavery, they were taken three weeks ago.
a desperate race to save hundreds missing in africa. >> local haram gunmen have kidnapped an additional eight girls. >> the best and the brightest who should be becoming doctors and lawyers are being sold for $12 each. >> in california overnight a stretch of major freeway shut down following a destructive bridge fire. >> this is a $58 million bridge project up in flames that collapsed. >> a smoldering wreck in a suburb of denver, a small plane crashed into a house and burst into flames. incredibly no one was home and the pilot escaped with minor injuries. fighting has intensified between pro-russian militia and ukrainian military forces. >> firefighters in central oklahoma are still battling a large wildfire. >> my husband spent 13 years getting this place fixed up so nice. look at it. pbeing trapped in her wrecked cr for five days. her car drove over a cliff and fell 80 feet. >> the faa says last week's air
traffic control problem in los angeles was caused by a u2 spy plane. >> all that -- >> oh! >> still got it. >> the a-list decked out in their finest in new york last night for the annual met costume gala. >> and all that matters. >> a convicted robber in missouri who avoided prison for more than a decade because of a clerical mistake will not have to serve his sentence after all. >> when he said to you you can go home, did that sink in? >> it sunk in. >> on "cbs this morning." >> you are the michael jordan of relief pitching. no one comes close to you. is this a yankee jersey? >> yeah, definitely. >> thank you so much because i was going to clean my car. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this
morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning, charlie. >> as you wake up in the west, the islamic terror group that kidnapped 300 school girls struck again overnight. witnesses in northeast nigeria say gunman from boko haram stole eight girls at gunpoint. >> they are threatening to sell all of the group's hostages as slaves. margaret brennanes in washington talking with american officials. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. nigeria's government has been unable to stop the abductions or rescue any of those already kidnapped. at this point the u.s. is not yet directly involved in the search for the two to 300 who disappeared nearly three weeks ago. u.s. officials admit many likely have already been sold or scattered out of the country. in a video message released monday, the leader of boko haram said the school girls are now slaves. by god, we'll sell them in the market, he vowed.
girls should be married out at the age of 9 or 12, he said. this is the first public claim of responsibility for the april 15th kidnapping that has become a national embarrassment. nigerian parents now fear sending their children to school. on monday, the white house spokesman called it a tragedy and pledged help. >> we are working with the nigerian government to strengthen its criminal justice system and increase confidence in the government by supporting its efforts to hold those responsible for violence accountable. >> reporter: the name boko haram translates to western education is forbidden. earlier this year the group slaughtered 50 teen age boys at a school. some were burned alive. their ultimate goal is to overthrow the nigerian government. just last month they succeeded in bombing the capitol. the u.s. has designated boko haram a terrorist group with ties in al qaeda.
bromwyn bruton is a specialist. >> they're not looking to rule. they're looking to terrify and prey on people. they're looking to make money. they're brutalizing the population through various criminal activities. >> reporter: bruton said there are reports that many of the girls have already been sold as slaves in neighboring countries. some for as little as $12. the u.s. is willing to assist through the fbi or other agencies if nigeria asks for it. during a press conference at 11:00 a.m., secretary kerry is likely to be asked whether nigeria has made any requests. as with any missing persons case, the longer the time frame, the harder it will be to find the girls. >> margaret, thanks. the traffic nightmare continues this morning on the major highway between las vegas and southern california. i-15 is shut down due to a bridge fire. some drivers got stuck for hours for in a massive traffic jam. joy benedict of our station kcbs is at the scene of the fire in h
hi hesperia. >> reporter: it's been a hectic morning here as crews have been working around the clock for about 17 hours now to put out a fire, destroy a bridge and get the 15 freeway back open again, the freeway that connects los angeles to las vegas. take a look at the scene behind us. you can see this bridge is almost completely collapsed and that's a good thing because they need to get the bridge down and they need to get it off the 15 freeway so they can reopen these lanes of traffic that have been shut down quite some time now. another big issue they have been dealing with throughout the morning are the high winds up here in the high desert that have been fueling this fire that has been burning for 17 hours. as firefighters are certainly trying to contain that before they can begin the destruction process. but all of this started yesterday afternoon about 1:30. that's when crews tell us that a construction worker using a blow torch trying to cut some rebar set some wood on fire next to it and the fire has been burning continuously since. obviously the 15 was shut down there as cars could not get
through in either direction. we're told the backup, upwards of 20 miles and had folks sitting on this freeway for hours. >> 30 to 40 miles of traffic congestion. >> should have got off at the last exit down there. now i'm stuck here all night. >> now i'm stuck on the side of the road. i want to go back down the hill and go back to work. >> reporter: what exactly is the timeline to getting all this cleaned up and drivers back on the road? well, it could be quite some time. first they have to contain the fire. then they have to tear this bridge down completely, remove all the debris off the 15 and make sure there's no structural damage to the 15 freeway itself. then they can reopen. optimistically, charlie, they're looking at one side of the freeway opening by rush hour tonight. the other side hopefully by tomorrow morning, but that still remains to be seen. charlie. oklahoma crews fear a deadly wildfire could flare up again today. the forecast calls for hot temperatures and gusty winds. investigators also want to know who started the fire that burned dozens of buildings. anna werner is in guthrie, oklahoma, where the governor
declared a state of emergency. >> reporter: good morning. good morning to our viewers in the west. this behind me is what remains of a home here that was destroyed by the wildfire. there are homes all up and down this street that were left in the same condition, all destroyed. last night firefighters used all the resources they had to try to stop the loss of more homes and property. national guard helicopters began dropping water on the flames monday, hoping to prevent the wildfire from spreading. it's already burned through nearly 3500 acres. but temperatures nearing 100 degrees and strong winds made the job tougher. >> the wind conditions the way >> the whey are, they push thist such a rapid rate, it's too dangerous for us to get right in its immediate path. it is not over. won't be over for at least a couple more days, probably longer than that. >> reporter: more than 100 firefighters have been treated for heat-related injuries. crews have been working around the clock to get out in front of this fast-moving fire. >> all i got is embers left on this one. >> reporter: we found michael
moore and kimberly weiss doing their part, using shovels to snuff out flare-ups themselves. >> the tree's on fire. >> reporter: as they put out small fires, a new one sparked in this tree. >> we're lucky because usually within one minute this whole thing is on fire. >> reporter: fire officials say it may have been a person burning a trash pile that started the fire. it quickly spread, and has now incinerated dozens of buildings, including at least ten homes. >> almost don't want to. it's devastating, it really is. everything you have is gone. but nobody got hurt, so we're lucky. >> reporter: the goal for today is to keep the fires knocked down. that becomes even more important because of the weather forecast for today. forecasters are predicting high winds and temperatures near 100 degrees, posing the potential for critical wildfire danger. >> all right, anna, thank you. president obama and his top aides are worried that the hot
weather in the plains will only get worse. this morning the administration is releasing the government's newest report on climate change. that study will spell out the potential risk to americans. meteorologist megan glaros of cbs station wbbm is at the white house and she'll interview the president later today. she's also watching a new severe weather threat in the middle of the country. megan, good morning. >> good morning. yes, i am looking at the potential for severe weather ramping up into wednesday, thursday and potentially friday as well. this coming on the heels of last week's tornado outbreak. the greatest risk will extend from the northern plains all the way down to the southern plains, but there could be thunderstorm activity from the plains all the way into the midwest. watch as we go through the day on wednesday and into thursday. you'll see those storms revving up as we move into the afternoon and the overnight. the problem is the storm system is going to be progressing on off to the east. the jetstream will fuel the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms as that clash of air masses works from the west to the east.
and once again today we're looking at near record heat across parts of the southern plains. we have seen so many weather extremes over the course of the past few weeks alone. historic rainfall last week, the tornado outbreak and now record heat in the plains. so the big question is, is global warming already affecting our weather patterns? the government will release a new report later today on the climate. i'll get a chance to speak with president obama about that report today, and i will bring that to you tomorrow. norah. >> megan, thanks. ukraine's interior minister says his forces are gaining ground against pro-russian forces. the rebel militias are sending reinforcements to strengthen their positions in eastern ukraine. >> clarissa ward is in ukraine where this morning the local airport cancelled dozens of flights. >> reporter: good morning. that's right, the airport here is closed and the government has ordered a no-fly zone over the entire donetsk regions. they're not giving a reason or timeline for the closure, but it
comes as violence here escalates. on the streets of fighting remains. ukraine's interior minister said that more than 30 militants and four government soldiers were killed yesterday, though the numbers cannot be verified. all the people here want peace, this resident said. why fight one another. the goal of the offensive is to rout out pro-russian separatists who have seized government buildings in at least a dozen towns across the east. we visited the city of lugansk just 20 miles from the russian bord border. pro-russian militants stormed the town hall and secured the services headquarters. in the center of opportunity to rebels have built up barricades around their camp, fearful that it may be the military's next target. a local commander told us he
does not want to join russia, but that a referendum must be held to determine whether donetsk and lugansk become independent republics. we asked him why it was important. for freedom and for faith, he said, and for the fatherland. now, it's hard to imagine given the security situation how such a vote could take place, but the mere anticipation of it combined with fears of an imminent, larger scale ukrainian military offensive have got everybody here on edge. norah. >> all right, clarissa, thank you. the search for answers this morning after an unusual small plane crash in colorado. a pilot flew into a house in north glen yesterday, just north of denver. he is safe this morning, but as barry petersen reports, it's believed the pilot once owned that same home. >> reporter: shortly before 4:00 p.m., brian veatch, seen here in this facebook photo matching his description, crashed his single-engine plane hauling an
advertising banner into this house. the people who lived there were out, so no one in the house was hurt. >> what was the issue again? >> a plane versus a house. >> reporter: when first responders arrived, they saw the fire and leaking fuel and pulled veatch away from the scene. he didn't just survive, he walked away with only minor injuries. witnesses said after veatch got out of the plane, he tried to help. >> he came out and grabbed a garden hose, was taking it back in to try to put the fire out. >> reporter: veatch is from the denver area. he works for a nearby fire department and local media reports that he once owned the very house he crashed into. cbs news confirmed that property records show the name brian veatch on a list of previous owners of that house. veatch is an experienced flier. aviation experts say a pilot in trouble would generally try and put his plane down on a road and avoid houses. but in this case, the plane may
have flipped out of his control. >> considering how many houses are here, he's real lucky it didn't cause more damage to more houses. >> reporter: veatch was placed in an ambulance but refused help, instead requesting that he be taken to the nearest police station to file a report. the cause of the crash is now under investigation. for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, denver. two circus performers are still hospitalized but doing better this morning after a serious accident. eight acrobats plunged at least 20 feet to the ground on sunday at the ringling brothers & barnum & bailey circus in rhode island. they were hanging by their hair. investigators believe a clamp failed. the circus moves on today to hartford, connecticut. this morning a supreme court decision on public prayer is rekindling the debate over the separation of church and state. in a 5-4 decision yesterday, the justices ruled that a town in new york state can open its council meetings with prayer. the court's majority decided that prayers do not violate the
constitution, even if they emphasize one religion, in this case christianity, but the decision is narrow, focused only on prayers before government meetings. in missouri a man is celebrating his freedom this morning after ten months in jail and 13 years of looking over his shoulder. a clerical error meant mike anderson never served a 13-year prison sentence. the law finally caught up to anderson last year, but dean reynolds is in chicago to show us anderson's new permanent freedom. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, mike anderson was involved in a classic bureaucratic mix-up, but as you say, after nearly ten months in prison, he is free. mike anderson hugged everyone he could, including his wife and daughter, after a missouri judge released him from prison on monday. >> how difficult were those ten months in prison? >> it was extremely difficult, for my family, thinking about my family. >> i really don't have words for what today means. i mean to have my son walk out,
come home. it means the world to me. >> reporter: his case is an odd one. convicted 14 years ago of armed robbery, he was sentenced to serve 13 years in prison. but no one ever told him to show up. his lawyer said sit tight, they'll get to you. but they never did. until last summer, when officials realized he had never been incarcerated in the first place. he was re-arrested and imprisoned in the southeast correctional center in charleston, missouri, where we spoke to him last month. >> yes, i made a mistake. i was part of a mistake, but now someone else is making a mistake. the system has made a mistake. supposedly everyone is supposed to be accountable for their mistakes, so who's accountable for this mistake now. >> it wasn't as if he was on the l ac lam all those years. saurnd built a family, a home and a business in st. louis, using his real name. he was for all intents and purposes a model citizen. and monday the judge agreed, saying you've been a good father. you've been a good husband.
you've been a good taxpaying citizen of the state of missouri. that leads me to believe that you are a good man and a changed man. anderson had argued that his rehabilitation outside of prison was far more impressive than anything he could have done on the inside. but to walk away from a conviction with no punishment? >> that should be it? >> i believe so. i believe -- i believe in you reap what you sow, and i believe the last 14 years of my life should prove to you the person i am. >> reporter: and that was enough for the judge. after a quick shave and with his daughter in his arms, mike anderson can now go on living that life. >> is this the first day in a long time you felt like a truly free man? >> yes. thank you, guys. i appreciate all the support. thank you. >> reporter: now, this is not a parole. the judge gave anderson credit for the 4,794 days between his original conviction and his
rearrest last summer, which means he is truly free and will not even have to report to a parole officer. norah. >> all right, dean, thank you. and it's 7:19. ahead, we'll look at headlines from around the globe. plus a woman stranded for nearly a week after her car rolled down an 80-foot embankment. how been,, this national weather report sponsored by kay jewelers.
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> your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning. 7:26 is the time. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's happening around the bay area. more poisoned meatballs turning up in san francisco this time in the sunset district. a dog walker came across meatballs laced with pills near 24th and ortega yesterday. in february poisoned meatballs were found in twin peaks. california legislators looking at a proposal to replace the state's gas tax with a tax based on driving distance. state senator mark desaulnier of concord introduced the bill. california has the second highest gas tax in the nation. starting today about 480 million shares of twitter could go on the market. san francisco--based company's lockup period has expired and employees can now sell shares awarded in the company's ipo last year. traffic and weather coming up after the break. ,,,,
good morning. checking the ride in the east bay, it's slow on 880 in some directions including southbound in hayward. we have had a couple of separate crashes including one at "a" street southbound you can see it's backed up from at least the 238 interchange. it has been blocking lanes but i think it's cleared to the shoulder now. also, northbound begins to slow closer and closer to those downtown oakland exits and at the bay bridge, it's been a rough ride. we have had one earlier fender- bender near the metering lights. metering lights are on by the way and traffic extends into the macarthur maze and the approaches. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." for your forecast, here's lawrence. >> neat start to the day. we have a few clouds and sunshine outside now and breezy in spots this morning. as we head toward the afternoon, the winds going to be more of a concern as it's going to get gusty especially approaching the coastline. low pressure headed on eastward and by tomorrow things calm down but today highs will be in the 60s in the bay 50s coastside 70s in the valleys. much warmer for the weekend. ,, ,,,,,,,,
charged after jumping off the new one world trade tower. here in a new york city courtroom today. they posted dramatic new video of the death defieing leap and showed security flaws. the jumpers are accused of burglary and engangerment. >> interesting tactic going to court. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." a hangout for hollywood legends caught in an international scandal. we look at the boycott against the beverly hills hotel. plus, unlike any weapon you have seen in real life. this morning, gun dealers are
saying no to the so-called smart gun. we look at the technology design to keep control in your hand and the debate getting out of control. that's ahead. time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. usa today says the american legion is calling for the resignation of va secretary. the white house said it's confident he will take appropriate action. tulsa world says oklahoma governor mary fallin is facing charges. she denies oklahomans have blood on their hands. she hopes the victims families and friends are finding closure and peace. the times of london looks at polio. it's a global, public health emergency. they say outbreaks are reported in ten countries, including iraq, somalia and syria.
immunization is recommended for those traveling to and from those countries. "the los angeles times" looks at the travel disruption caused by a u-2 spy plane. planes were grounded. the government says the elect n electronic data confused the air traffic control system. they report u-2 filed all the required flight plans and its presence in the area was not unusual. the oregonian says kitzhaber helped save a woman's life. he saw someone trying to resuscitate a wok on the ground. the governor, a former emergency room doctor rushed over and began giving cpr. paramedics came and took over and the woman survived. that's true public service. the beverly hills city
council. the same beverly hills hotel. it faces boycotts from celebrities and other groups. they are angry about harsh laws impleme implemented. >> we are her to protest the sultan of brunei. >> the protests are getting louder across from the beverly hills hotel. the focus is not the hotel itself, but its ties to the sultan of brunei. >> his policies of murdering and torturing gay and lesbian people and women have no place in a civilized society. >> reporter: last week, the sultan began strict law in the island. his government runs the brunei agency, a portfolio of ten hotels, including the beverly hills and the hotel bel air. the hotels are caught up because
the laws in brunei are harsh. they call for amputations and plugging of women who had abortions. >> what is this, 1814? >> reporter: jaylen know spoke at the protest. they planned to headline an event that they canceled. leno joined other notable names including ellen degeneres, richard branson and sharon osbourne. >> okay, maybe i won't hold my event there until they change it. >> reporter: at least nine events have been pulled from the hotel, including a pre-oscar party. the ceo of the dorchester flew in to do damage control. they follow the law of the united states and europe not brunei. >> the beverly hills hotel has
done nothing wrong. >> reporter: do you feel unfairly picked on? >> totally unfairly picked on. all they are doing is hurting local business. >> reporter: for 100 years, the hotel has been a playground for the likes of marilyn monroe, elizabeth taylor and robert de niro. >> reporter: does the dorchester have an opinion on the laws in brunei? >> no. i don't have any opinion who is ever? >> you don't think they are wrong? >> i'm not prepared to comment on that. >> reporter: the hotel brought out water and cookies for the protesters, trying to show hospitality in the face of adversity. ben tracy, beverly hills. >> incredible. >> interesting tactic, i have no opinion about whether someone is getting stoned to death for homosexuality. >> the crux of the problem. >> it's part owned by the
sultan. >> i think i would have come up with another answer. >> i think it's going to continue. >> i do, too. demonstrators took over an albuquerque meeting. deadly shootings by police. one protester tried to give the police chief an arrest warrant. after an hour, the chief and city councilmembers left the meeting. a colorado woman is in critical condition after being trapped in a car wreck for five days. kristin hopkins, a single mother of four was reported missing a week ago. the car rolled 80 feet down an embankment, came to a stop upside down. she was found badly injured and dehydrated. she used an umbrella to attract attention. >> she wrote notes on an umbrella. i believe she was trying to use it as a distress signal to get anybody from the highway to see
her. >> both of her feet had to be amputated. her health outlook, they say, is good. business is good for america's airlines. a combined profit of $12 billion last year. in 2012, the airlines barely broke even. congress may change the price you see when you shop for tickets. we are at reagan airport over the controversy of the real cause. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the legislation called the transparent air fare act that flew through a house committee with bipartisan support. now, they say it is a trap for travelers. more than 700 million people flying commercially in the u.s. every year and the airlines argue that about a quarter of the price of every ticket goes to the government. currently, when you shop for a ticket, the base fare, fees, taxes and total price are all listed together. if the transparent air fares act
becomes law, airlines advertise the base fare and separately disclose the total cost of travel with government imposed fees and taxes. >> the transparency act is a common sense provision. >> reporter: republican congressman says travelers should know where their money is going. >> this is a bill that's going to provide more transparency so the taxpayers of country understand how much of that ticket cost is going toward government. they need to know that. >> reporter: there are those that believe this is going to lead to deceptive advertising. >> i think that's hogwash. the bottom line is the current pricing can be used or we can go back to the pre2012 when the taxes and fees were much more transparent. >> reporter: in 2011, a new government rule led to what's called full fare advertising. it required carriers to disclose, in their ads, the
total price of tickets up front including federal taxes and fees. >> a confusing situation. >> reporter: paul hudson of flyersrights.org says consumers will get sticker shock. >> you won't know what the actual cost is until you are ready to buy the ticket or until you take out your magnifying glass and read the fine print. >> reporter: just yesterday, senate democrat of new jersey, robert menendez introduced legislation that shoots down the house bill. they believe this legislation they are proposing will keep fares as they are, as they are advertised, the full cost imposing penalties should there be any deceptive advertising, as they see it. norah? >> jeffdeath threats.
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supporters and critics of gun rights are on the same side of growing controversy. a weapon called a smart gun uses technology to prevent anyone but the owner from shooting. >> the gun store that planned to be the first in the country to sell the firearm is refusing. jan crawford is at a shooting range with more. good morning. >> reporter: some handguns have a safety like this one. it's to keep the gun from firing accidentally. a smart gun takes it to a whole nother level.
a gun store is in the cross hairs. >> oo 7. >> reporter: it's straight out of james bond, a gun only the owner can fire. >> it's encoded steel pump. only you can fire it. >> reporter: that kind of technology is now available in the real world. it's called a smart gun. made in germany, it requires users to wear a radio controlled watch to fire it. maryland gun store owner andy raymond announced plans to sell it. within 30 minutes of news getting out, the protests started coming in. >> things went crazy. they started -- people started calling all three of our lines were boom, boom, boom. 100 e-mails, just like that. >> reporter: one caller warned his business would be burned to the ground. another threatened raymond would get what was coming to him. it's a weapon that fires up people on both sides of the gun control debate. some groups who support
stringent gun laws. gun rights supportered are more opposed. it says smart gun technology could become mandatory in all weapons. raymond backed down announcing his decision not the sell the guns in a video rant he posted on facebook. >> anyway, obviously i received numerous death tlet threats, that's classy. the oak tree gun club planned to sell the smart gun. a backlash from people made them reverse course. >> reporter: he write as gun column. he says opponents see the laws as a back door way to ban guns. >> if you require only smart guns to be sold and only smart guns to be possessed, the guns they own now will be declared
illegal and could be a further intrusion on their gun rights. >> reporter: a new jersey law would do that. all handguns sold in the state would have the same technology. california is considering a similar law and democrats in congress proposed federal legislation. it's the technology becomes more available. people say it's only a matter of time before these guns get on the market. >> the technology isn't going away. if people want to defeat it, defeat it in free market, don't buy it. >> reporter: raymond says smart guns are only worthwhile at the shooting range. if it doesn't work, it doesn't matter. other gun store representatives say the same thing, mark werner says the technology is not there. groups that might be interested in it, like law enforcement are not ready to invest because the
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your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. another batch of poisoned meatballs was found in san francisco's sunset district. a woman walking her dog came across the meatballs near 24th and ortega yesterday. they appear to be laced with pills. in february, poisoned meatballs were found in the twin peaks area. san jose police are looking into the deaths of two men found in a home on the city's south side. officially the two men knew each other and probably no suspects at large but a suspect says it appears one man who was diagnosed with a terminal illness killed his ex-wife's boyfriend and then himself. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, ,,,,,,
checking the ride right now on the eastshore freeway, we have been looking at twitter and this latest accident looks like it's cleared to the right-hand shoulder. it's near richmond westbound 80 at el portal. sensors show it's backed from hercules to the macarthur maze. also, in the east bay, this is eastbound 80 there's a traffic alert in effect coming into the altamont pass approaching grant line. two left lanes are closed due to a car fire so crews are on scene. in the meantime, in the commute direction, westbound also pretty heavy through the livermore valley. and outside, sluggish right now in the san mateo bridge through hayward. that's traffic. here's lawrence. a lot of sunshine still a couple of clouds in the bay area, skies looking good here. we are going to see a whole lot of sunshine into the afternoon but the winds will be the main concern. going to be blustery this afternoon. we'll see some gusts to 30 and 40 miles an hour near the coastline again. breezy inside the bay and some of the valleys, too. temperatures maybe slight warmer 70s inland, 60s inside the bay 50s toward the coastline. much warmer as we look toward the weekend. the great american novel.
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, may 6, 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including a fire causing a traffic nightmare for drivers heading to las vegas. but first, a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the u.s. is willing to assist the fbi or other agencies if nigeria asks for it. kroo crews have been working around the clock to put our a fire that destroyed a bridge. the airport here is closed and the government has ordered a no-fly zone over the entire a a area. firefighters used all the resources they have. this behind me is what remains of a home here. some of hollywood's biggest names go after the owner of the
beverly hills hotel. >> the hotels are caught up in this because the laws in brunei are harsh. mike was involved in a classic bureaucratic mix-up. after nearly ten months in prison, he is free. >> it was a mistake. the legislation has called a transparent airfares act of 2014 some con psalmer advocates say it is a crass response. some hand guns have a safety but a smart gun takes it to a whole other level. the ceo of target resigned saying he holds himself personally account theable for last year's massive security breach. though he says he takes no responsibility for people calling it target. >> announcer: today's "eye opener" at 8:00 is present ed b allard. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the main highway from the los
angeles area to las vegas is blocked this morning the. there has been a giant traffic jam for more than 12 hours. firefighters are trying to put out a fire at a construction site on interstate 15. >> and work crews now have to destroy a bridge that they had just finished building. our los angeles station kcbs is at the scene in hesperia, california. >> reporter: good morning. and what a heck had particular morning it is here in the high desert not only for folks trying to get to work here this morning but for crews trying to clear debris off the 15 and put out a fire that's been burning for almost 18 hours. take a look at this scene. this is a bridge under construction here going above the 16 freeway, the freeway that connects los angeles to las vegas, used especially by truck drivers. the one of the crews working on building this bridge was using a blowtorch and caught some wood on fire. because of the high winds whipping through the area yesterday and last night, that fire continued to burn for about 18 hours. but right now crews still trying
to get that fire out. they're going to have to tear down this bridge, move the debris off the 15, and then check for structural damage before they can reopen it. now the good news for commuters, they are hoping to have one side of the freeway opened by late this afternoon. the other side by hopefully early morning tomorrow, by the early morning commute. crews tell us that is an optimistic goal. police in my year gentleman say an islamic terror group kidnapped eight more girls this morning. nearly 300 other girls are still missing after they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago. white house spokesman jay carney condemned the boka haram group monday saying the fbi is offering to help nigeria find the hostages. in a video released yesterday the boka haram leader bragged about the crime and called the girls slaves. he said by allah i will sell them in the marketplace. the obama administration says climate change is hurting
americans and the pain will get worse. the government will release its newest climate change this morning. meteorologist megan glaros of our cbs station wbbm is at the white house. she will interview president obama today. all right, megan glaros, good morning. are you ready? >> reporter: good morning. i am ready. yes, we're going to be talking about the first climate assessment that's been released in five years. so i will speak to the president regarding that. and as well what we can do about it, whether the weather is already being impacted by global warming. and with that we have another risk of severe weather today in the plains from the northern plains down to the southern plains. it will begin to ramp up into tomorrow as we see that thunderstorm risk really revving up into the end of the week. what we see here is that the very hot and cold air will clash right along the jet stream helping to rev up the potential for strong to severe storms over the course of the next few days. and while we're waiting for that, we deal with near record heat again in the plains.
it has been a very hot start to this week. charlie? >> megan, thanks. this morning target is looking for new leadership. its ousted ceo not leaving empty-hand empty-handed, getting a $55 million settlement. he resigned yesterday five months after hackers stole 70 million credit and debit card numbers. the data breach rocked the retail giant in the middle l of the christmas shopping season. >> target profits fell 46% in the last three months of the year. authorities believe the hackers stole between 1 million and 3 million credit card numbers to other thieves. target plans to spend $100 million on a technology upgrade so shoppers can use more secure cards. this morning a group of flo florida treasure hunters hopes to find a lot more gold after a major discovery. the team announced monday it had recovered more than 60 pounds of gold valued at more than $1 million. it was found during a preliminary search of a sunken ship 160 miles off the coast of south carolina. vicente arenas is in miami with
details stretching back to the 19th century. vicente, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a treasure hunter's dream come true. this ship sank back in 1857 with tons of gold onboard. more than $50 million worth of that gold has already been recovered, and there is a whole lot more. >> this is our camera. we zoomed in on coin and we can read the date on it. it's that high quality. it's really cool. >> reporter: using modern day technology, a tampa based exploration company is hoping to cash in on a mystery more than a century old. the team wasn't sure what it would find when the crew sifted through the wreckage of the "uss seven l tral america." they hit the jackpot. >> we actually picked up several gold items. we had five gold bars that totaled 1,000 ounces in weight. we also picked up two mid--1800
gold pieces. >> reporter: the haul is just a fraction of what lies on the ocean floor. according to experts an estimated $86 million in gold remains on the sunken ship. during the california goldrush, the "ss central america" shuttled tons of gold from the with west to the east. after encountering a hurricane, she sunk a mile and a half to the ocean floor with an estimated three tons of gold. she was also rumored to have ca carried a secret shipment. 15 tons of additional gold head ed for the new york bank. the wreck was first discovered by tommy thompson in the late to the surface. investors claim thompson never paid them and when the feds tried to track him down he disappeared along with the gold. now after years of court battles and red tape, the search is on again. >> we're really hopeful to bring
some more value back to the economy, specifically to the investors who have waited over 20 years for this debt. >> reporter: the expedition group expects to be back on site in about five months. this find could be worth as much as a billion dollars. gayle? >> wow. >> very heavy boat somewhere. >> gold is heavy, isn't it? >> all that gold. all those gold coins. >> all that gold in them thar hills. it is now 8:08. ahead on "cbs this morning," top celebrities bring their "a" game to one of fashion's biggest
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the fashion industry's dedicated to making people look good. but designers and famous names really went all out at a gala in new york city last night. it honored one of fashion's superpowers. michelle miller was on hand for the display of modern elegance. i think she brought some of it back this morning. hello, michelle miller. you look like modern elegance to me. >> who designed that dress? >> i have no eidea.
bought in the airport. good morning, everyone. it was a day full of fashion celebrities and a night full of white tie and ball gowns. no matter who they were wearing on the red carpet, they were there to recognize the art of design. it's fashion's biggest night. >> i relish the idea of the dressup. >> it's the most glamorous night of the year any are where. it blows the oscars away. >> reporter: the metropolitan museum of art's koss assume cos instatuinst institute gala, thanks to one woman "vogue" editor in chief anna wintour. >> it doesn't stand for "vogue" or a maggs zen, she is the institution herself. >> reporter: since taking charge of the gala, the elusive fashion powerhouse has transformed the museum benefit raising $125
million for the institute. after a two-year $40 million renovation, the costume wing of the met was reopened monday as the anna wintour center and the queen of couture was honored by fashion royalty. including first lady michelle obama. >> i'm here because i am so impressed by anna's contributions not just to the fashion industry but to the many causes she shares and cares about, particularly this great american museum. >> reporter: this inaugural exhibition pays tribute to the late designer charles james. >> it's a very short list of designers that you want to launch the anna wintour costume center with. >> reporter: i mean, that's a big deal. >> it is a big deal. he's one of the few who in his lifetime felt what he did. >> reporter: it will feature 75 of james' designs from the 1920s until the late '70s.
wintour paid homage by making the dress code an ultra formal white tie. while not everyone was following the rules, every design on the red carpet was clearly a work of art. >> everybody is here, everybody is out and looking fabulous. >> reporter: anna wintour raised the price of entry for each guest. last year it was about $10,000. this year it was bumped up to $25,000. all money earned goes back to the costume institute. ne needless to say, a little too rich for my blood, so here's my moment. >> and you did it well. >> you wear that dress well. >> yes, you do. thanks, michelle. i love looking at all the dresses. sarah jessica parker, perfection. >> sean penn and johnny depp. >> yes. t the men looked good, too. he threw strikeout number 5,000 as a texas ranger. nolan ryan is running a $50 million business as a texas r
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minutes poll finds harry potter is the fictional child most parents want to have, followed by beaver cleaver, matilda, little orphan annie, marcia brady. >> harry potter's parents were killed. >> the children i would like is henry and riley. this is a fascinating poll about parenting. for instance, on punishment, what would you do if another parent disciplined your child? drop the matter, tell the person not to do it and avoid the person. >> interesting. 17% of republicans and 17% of democrats said they would avoid the matter. being nonconfrontational. then we have a different result, republicans, 42% drop the matter. 37% of democrats say hey, don't
do that. republicans seem to think there are objective standards and democrats have the latest, kind of trendy system going and don't want anyone else messing with it. they have read about how to discipline their kids in a book. >> let's talk about spanking. i got spanked as a child and heard the line, it hurts me more than it hurts you. i don't think so. in your poll 72% think spanking is okay. i don't think that. i don't believe in spanking. 72% is high, is what i'm trying to say. >> it's a surprising result. we are in a bubble of people who don't think spanking is okay. also, we give young people a rap these days, the millenial that is have it so easy. things haven't changed so much. a lot of parents are doling out punishment. >> by the way, you turned out all right. >> were you spanked?
successful in high school are not your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good tuesday morning, everyone. 8:25. i'm frank mallicoat. time for some headlines and here's what's happening. more poisoned meatballs turning up in san francisco this time found in the sunset district. a dog walker came across meatballs laced with pills near 24th and ortega yesterday. in february, the poisoned meatballs were found in twin peaks. california legislature is looking at a proposal to replace the state's gas tax with a tax that based on how much you drive. state senator mark desaulnier of concord introduced the bill. california has the second highest gas tax in the nation. and starting today about 480 million shares of twitter could go on the market. san francisco--based company's lockup period has expired. employees can now sell shared awarded in the company's ipo
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normal. about 10 minutes or so. so northbound traffic begins to slow around 238. and it remains just really heavy all the way out through downtown oakland exit. southbound 880 slows from aired. out to the bay bridge, it's been a busy morning for commuters trying to get into san francisco. you're still looking at about a half hour just to get on the span. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." with the forecast, here's lawrence. very interesting today starting out with a couple of clouds and sunshine outside, breezy in spots looking very nice over the financial district in san francisco right now. low pressure swinging over the sierra nevada. that is actually bringing them some snow there in the high country and a winter weather advisory is up there until noon: 00 -- that's a new one, how about just noon. [ laughter ] that's we are going to see winds kicking up into the afternoon. winds blowing 30 to 40 miles an hour at the coastline, 50s near the beaches. 60s in the bay. some 70s in the valleys. the next couple of days we'll warm up on wednesday. partly cloudy into thursday. and lots of sunshine on saturday and sunday. ,,,,,,,, nolan ryan.
he spends his days corralling cattle. that's ahead. the new york post says google's same day delivery service shut down hours after their debut in manhattan. the reason? high demand. they were overwhelmed by noon. they are trying to compete with amazon. >> cbs boston warns tourists about sharks in cape cod. researchers from the non-profit catch and tag great whites features one on the cover. it offers safety tips like not wearing sparkly jewelry when swimming and stay out of the water if you notice seals nearby. some think the broture is too scary, others say good advice. ucla may require students to
learn about diversity. they rejected the idea three other times. some professors worry it will create a strain on students and the college budget. in a front page story, "the washington post" says lady gaga fans are worried about a conflict with the nba playoffs. if the wizards and the indiana pacers need to play a game six set for may 16 at the verizon center, the same day as lady gaga's concert t. arena is making it clear the games would take priority over gaga. >> the little monsters are not happy. that's what her fans are called. >> okay. >> i'm not being disrespectful. tiger woods is isn't sure when he'll return to golf. he had back surgery. he says he's sore and calls the recovery a slow process. he missed the masters for the
first time since he turned pro. one of america's founding fathers, james madison is having a comeback. presidential candidates are quoting him and a new biography is "james madison, a life reconsidered." welcome. >> great to be here. >> you have had a long time fascination. >> i have. for the last five years, i have been serious about writing about madison. i'm not the first person who thought he was underrated. john kennedy said he was our most underrated president. i hope i can play some small part in changing that. >> in reading the book, what's extraordinary is how young these
people were. he met thomas jefferson and worked with him at 28. he was secretary of state, then became president. he started off, in association with hamilton in defining federalism, then turned against hamilton. >> i know. it was an amazing time, especially the 1790s after the first government got under way. there was an astrainment. they were gentlemen, for the most part. but the political turmoil of that decade matches anything we think of today. >> what is the most important thing you have learned that you think is relevant to understanding. >> maybe his determination. there's a tendency to look at the founders and say they were willing to compromise. madison was steady in his beliefs, very fixed with them,
gave up his point with great difficulty. he did, however, know not to make how do we say the perfect, the enemy of the possible. he was determined. >> i love what you wrote about dolley madison. i remember reading about her as a kid in school. words cannot express but hope you concede the joy it gave me. he was 17 years her senior. what was it about her and what was it about the two of them together? >> well, she was the most glamorous woman of the age. you read again and again, she would walk down the streets of philadelphia and men would gather to admire the lovely dolley. she was also, she had a great political instinct. dolley knew enough to bring people of both parties to their house on f street. people had a great time there.
she share add snuff box with henry clay. she knew, though, bringing people together would help madison's prospects. there's contemporary testimony to the fact that, indeed, those gatherings were helpful. dolley would show up in amazing outfits. my favorite is pink with trim and a white velvet turbin with feathers. >> you wrote several books including one for children, which is excellent. "the new york times" said this is probably the best biography of madison we now have. this is pretty thick. what is it, do you think, the fascination with madison and certainly with conservatives? >> well, if you are an advocate of limited government, madison is your man. the reason that he and hamilton became estranged is because
hamilton wanted to interpret the constitution meaning they could pass anything that had to do with welfare. madison said we might as well throw the parchment, meaning the constitution into the fire. for people who are advocates of limited government, advocates of intellectual freedom, madison was absolutely committed to the idea that each of us are in charge of our own conscience. >> i want to turn to current day politics. the other interesting thing about madison, he was a secretary of state and jefferson's secretary of state, then became president. there were six former secretary of states that went on to become president, jefferson, madison, monroe, jefferson and buchanan. is secretary of state good training to become the president of the united states? >> jefferson chose an older vice president so he wouldn't compete with madison. madison chose two older vice
presidents so they wouldn't compete with monroe. the early founders made the secretary of state into a natural steppingstone. >> you know what i was getting at, hillary. >> yes. >> she knew and evaded. >> there is more than one path to the presidency. in our time, it's been governors. >> here is what's interesting, you write about his personal life and how sick he was and epilepsy and all of that. people are interested in the personal life of the cheney family, as you know. you have talked about that because your daughter ran for the senate and it became an issue about respect for gay rights. when you look at that episode now, tell me what you think and what did you come out of that with? >> well, i came out with the same ideas i went into it with. you love your children unconditionally, no matter what paths they happen to choose. >> even if they are fighting among each other?
>> you still do. >> you said it was a painful time for the cheney family. >> painful because it was made public. every family has differences, big differences going on. >> what is the relationship between your two daughters today? >> good and loyal sisters. >> can i ask you, liz said, i believe in the traditional definition of marriage? do you? >> i have always thought dick cheney says it most amazing thing in the 2000 debate with joe lieberman. this is a long time ago. he was asked about gay marriage. he said freedom should mean freedom for everyone to enter into whatever relationships they choose. when it comes to the legal aspects of it, it should be decided by the state. i think that's where madison would be and where i am. >> this was an interesting story, not because it's two daughters of a vice president, but mary said her sister was on the wrong side of history. was liz on the wrong side of
history? >> you need to get mary and liz here. >> would you help us? >> imagine if your mom got on tv and talked about your attitudes toward life. get mary and liz. >> nice to see you. thank you. >> congratulations. >> really, thank you. >> tell dick cheney we said hello. >> i will. we're so lucky. he's very, very healthy and active. >> thank you, lynne cheney. the name of the book, may i mention t again? >> please. >> james madison. it's in bookstores. i'm mark strassmann. he was king on the mound. a legend [doorbell rings]
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>> that's awesome. 27 seasons nolan ryan was king of the hill as one of the most dominant pitchers ever. it's just one of his passions. ryan is now an ace on the cattle farm. he's bringing his knowledge to a new book out this morning. >> we want a cow that's moderately framed. in other words, not too big. >> reporter: nechb texas, where everything is bigger, you have this cattle farmer. >> all those cattle i have raised have our brand on them. >> reporter: nolan ryan always stood out. >> i have friends. i was a rancher that sells beef. >> reporter: baseball fans know him as the ryan express, the game's all-time power pitcher, 10-mile-per-hour fastball. his 5,714 strikeouts and seven no-hitters are both records. he played for four teams over four decades. the mets, angels, astros and
rangers. in 1993, after 27 seasons, he retired from baseball and settled in his native texas. >> i think people that grow up here and live here take a lot of pride in being a texan. >> reporter: you, too? >> very much so. >> reporter: is that how you identify yourself today? >> people used to say, ask me about being irish, i said i'm a texan, i'm not irish. >> reporter: this is pretty here. this 4100 acre spread is one of four texas ranches he owns. farming cattle has been his dream since he was 10. >> i talked by parents into buying a calf and bottle raised it. >> reporter: nolan ryan became a bull on the baseball mound when he was 15. you were crazy fast even in high
school? >> yeah, very wild. knew nothing about pitching, just throw as hard as i could for as long as i could. it wasn't enticing for the hitters. if they knew what i knew, they wouldn't get in the batters box. there was a lot of times i didn't know where the ball was going. ruth noticed him. the high school sweethearts have been married 47 years. >> when he first started playing baseball, we didn't know if it would last one year. the fact it lasted such a long time was totally shocking to us. >> reporter: he was always fast, often wild and scary to many batters. did you sense that fear on the mound? >> you can see that. you can sense it. >> reporter: did you play on that? >> intimidation is part of the game. >> rbi single in the first. watch out. >> reporter: he hit robin ventura of the chicago white sox with an inside pitch. ventura was 26, ryan 46. >> when he came out, i was glad
he was a normal sized person. >> reporter: he came running at you? >> yeah, i got him in a head lock. >> reporter: like wrestling a steer? >> kind of, yeah. >> reporter: ryan corrals only cattle today. he owns 1200 of them. his company, nolan ryan beef did $50 million in business last year. >> his work ethic is phenomenal. even when he pitched for the mets in the '60s, if he was on a bus or airplane, he would be studying a cattle book, preparing for something else. >> reporter: now he's prepared recipings in the nolan ryan beef and barbecue cookbook. it's texas seasoning for backyard grillers. >> we wanted a cookbook people could pick up and not overwhelmed. what are those and where do you get those ingredients. >> reporter: mistake people make cooking beef? >> overcooking it. >> reporter: he was born with a
gift, his pitching arm and two passions, baseball and cattle. >> i like the challenge of it. i like the lifestyle. it's kind of who i am. >> reporter: spoken like someone who stamped his own brand on two careers. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, texas. >> a great lesson there for athletes in the prime of their life, think about what happens after the glory goes. >> as mrs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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of poisoned meatballs were d in san francisco's sunset good tuesday morning. time mow 8:55 a.m. another batch of poison meat balls found in san francisco's sunset district a woman walking her dog came across them yesterday near 24th and or taiga. they appear -- ortega they appear laced with pills. police are looking into the death of two men found in a home on the south side. they knew one another and likely no suspect at large but a police source telling kpix 5 it appears one man who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness killed his exwaif's boyfriend and -- ex-wife's boyfriend and took his own life. right now a little breezy, but the winds will be with us
toward the afternoon mix of sunshine a couple clouds to start out the day. looking good toward russian hill and the bridge. sierra nevada producing some snowfall. gusty winds maybe 30 and 40- mile an hour gusts along the coastline highs will be cool in the 50s and low 60s lots of 60s inside the bay and low 70s in the valleys. next couple days winds starting to calm down for tomorrow and warmer temperatures too. partly cloudy skies thursday by friday high pressure starts to build back in and look at that weekend should be spectacular. offshore winds sunday into monday warm temperatures all the way to the coast. your traffic is coming up next
good morning even as this commute begins to wind down we are seeing slow spots you will get stuck in a bit of a not back up but sluggish traffic right now leaving hayward drive time in the red. south bay a mess right now. 101 all red sensors capital expressway, past your st. clara exits. northbound 101, 40 minutes between 280 and 237, 280 still jammed up downtown san jose. bart on time with 57 trains. cal trains experiencing some delays. looks good have a great day
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