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the only child i think i ever liked was helen keller because she didn't talk. >> an acid tongue and withering wit, queen of comedy joan rivers dies but leaves behind a lifetime of laughter. >> at night when i undress my husband looks at me and mentally dresses me. >> former governor bob mcdonnell and his wife await sentencing after they're both convicted on federal corruption charges. cobra caught. following days of intense searches, authorities locate a rare and potentially deadly albino cobra that was on the loose in a california neighborhood. there goes marchand into the end zone for a touchdown. >> and still super. the defending champion seattle seahawks overwhelm the green bay
packers in the first game of the nfl season. >> the seattle seahawks will win this one going away. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, september 5th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. comedian joan rivers pulled no punches and she took no prisoners. rivers is being remembered this morning as a trail blazing comic whose hard driving style got sharper with age. she died yesterday at the age of 81. susan mcginnis is here in new york. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. joan rivers is being remembered as brash, self-deprecating, and groundbreaking in her industry but most of all for being so funny. people around the country are paying tribute to joan rivers. david letterman remembered the standout comic during his late night show thursday. >> and talk about guts. she would come out here and sit in this chair and say some
things that were unbelievable. >> the only child that i think i would have liked ever was helen keller because she didn't talk. >> reporter: the 81-year-old brash comedian known for her trademark line -- >> can we talk here? >> reporter: -- broke new ground in her industry. the first woman to host her own late night talk show. she was best known for poking fun at celebrities and their style. >> you would love the fact that she'd make fun of you. that's the whole point. comedians are supposed to make fun of other people. >> reporter: rivers also wrote several best-selling books and had jewelry and clothing lines on kwfs. >> people were surprised because she was so funny and hilarious, but there was this soft mothering side to joan rivers and she showed it to everybody. >> reporter: on sunday friends and family will say good-bye to joan rivers at temple emmanuel here in new york city. she died at mount sinai hospital
during a throat procedure last week. before hur death she reflected on her journey with her daughter melissa during an episode on their reality show. >> i've had great life, an amazing life. if i died this morning, nobody would say "so young." >> new york officials are now investigating the circumstances surrounding rivers' death. >> susan mcginnis in new york. thank you, susan. well, rivers' fellow comedians reacted on twitter. ellen degeneres writing, joan rivers will always be a pioneer is. she paved the way for a lot of comedians. and roseanne barr adding rip, goddess. hail, hail, a genius has vacated this realm. >> reporter: from carson's couch -- >> i went to buy sexy underwear and they automatically gift wrapped it.
>> reporter: -- to the ice bucket challenge. joan rivers spent half a century in front of the cameras using a signature catch phrase. >> can we talk here? i mean the people i work with -- >> reporter: and a tart tongue she often turned on herself. >> dress by oscar de la renta. body by oscar mayer. >> reporter: born joan mel lynn ski 81 years ago, rivers made her first tonight show appearance in 1965. >> here we are. >> wow. >> isn't that nice? >> how are you feeling? >> great. >> reporter: by the early '80s she became johnny's regular celebrity host and an a-list comedian. when she started her own competing talk show on fox in 1986 carson was furious. they never spoke again. the show flopped and shortly after her husband committed suicide. as she told richard schlessinger in 2010, she'd hit rock bottom. >> everything was taken away. dramatic, dramatic. but i truly started from ground
zero again. no. negative numbers, because i had the reputation she's hard to work with. my fox show had failed. my husband committed suicide, so she must be a terrible person. just everything went to hell in a handbag. gone. >> reporter: she reinvented herself as daytime talk show host, best-selling author, reality show star, and fashion critic. >> okay. so that dress has more creases than my face did before botox. >> reporter: last april, "sunday mornings'" mo rocca asked how she felt about dying and not in the standup sense. >> dwlou think actual death will compare with dying on stage? i think actual death will be a lot easier than dying on stage because, you know, if you do it right, you can go looking gooden maybe with a little quip, i loved everybody.
>> reporter: joan rivers always wanted the last word, sometimes profane, often offensive, but always meant to make you laugh. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. well, former virginia governor bob mcdonnell plans to appeal his conviction on corruption charges. mcdonnell and his wife were found guilty yesterday. they are due to be sentenced next year and face decades behind bars. bigad shaban has more. >> reporter: former virginia governor bob mcdonnell walked han in hand with his family to hear the jury's verdict. sobbing filled the courtroom as mcdonnell and his wife maureen heard they were guilty on several counts of corruption. >> when public officials turn to financial gain in exchange for official acts, we have little choice but to prosecute the case. >> reporter: federal prosecutors accused the mcdonnells of doing special favors for businessman jonnie williams. williams, the government's star witness testified that more than $165,000 in gifts and loans were in exchange for help in promoting a dietary supplement
williams' company created. >> the fbi will engage and engage vigorously to any credible allegation of corruption. >> the governor and his wife will use their own lawyers. both defense teams argued the couple's marriage was so rocky the pair couldn't possibly have conspired to defraud the government. >> the jury just rejected that all the way and said they felt this is what the prosecution said it was, bribery and corruption. >> reporter: the mcdonnells are scheduled to be sentenced in january and face up to 30 years in prison. bigad shaban, cbs news. the two-day nato summit in wales wraps up today. western leaders say they'll confront islamic militants and order further sanctions against russia for its role in ukraine. ukraine's president says he has careful optimism that a peace deal can be reached. mark albert is in washington. mark, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. petro poroshenko's optimism
stems from today's scheduled peace talks in belarus. poroshenko and rebel separatists say they're ready to declare an immediate truce if a peace deal can be reached. nato allies meeting with poroshenko called on russia's military to withdraw from ukraine, but made it clear they would not use force to back up their demands. fighting in eastern ukraine continued yesterday and into this morning. russia is also talking peace, but nato's secretary-general says they've done that before. >> russian troops and russian tanks are attacking the ukrainian forces, and while talking about peace, russia has not made one single step to make peace possible. >> reporter: meanwhile president obama is seeking partners to combat islamic terrorists. he makes his case to the turkish president this morning. and the iraqi defense
ministry says an american bombing raid in iraq has killed a top isis leader. anne-marie? >> mark albert in washington. thank you, mark. coming up on the "morning news", the nation's largest police force experiments with body cameras. and hawaii hot spot. lava from a nearby volcano threatens to wipe out homes in just a matter of days. this is the "cbs morning news." of days. this is the "cbs morning news." so imagine, what if there was a new class of medicine that works differently to lower blood sugar? imagine, loving your numbers. introducing once-daily invokana®. it's the first of a new kind of prescription medicine that's used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. invokana® is a once-daily pill that works around the clock to help lower a1c. here's how: the kidneys allow sugar to be absorbed back into the body. invokana® reduces the amount of sugar allowed back in, and
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the dangerous albino cobra in southern california has been caught after being loose for days. jeff nguyen of our los angeles station kcbs has more on the delicate operation to capture the venomous snake. >> reporter: the albino monocled cobra slithered into this backyard where it was first spotted on monday. this is the property where the owner says the cobra attacked her dog. the cobra was captured by a tool shed underneath some debris. animal care and control officers
used a snake pole to hook it. at one point the cobra lifted its head, opened its mouth, squirming, making it difficult for officers to put it into a wooden box safely. it took them two times to finally secure the animal. >> was it moving quickly or melo? >> reporter: the catcher comes after tania grey spotted the snake about 2:30 this afternoon. she pulled over and took pictures of it. >> its was right in front of my car. >> reporter: she was driving down rancho lane on her way to pick up her daughter from school when she saw the snake crossing the road. she stayed cool and alerted everybody nearby. >> i can't explain it. it was just something i saw and i just went into action to try to keep an eye on it to track it so i could tell people where it was. it wasn't my job to stop it or catch it. >> reporter: captured it was but officers say they were very careful because the rare snake did make them nervous. >> it's a venomous snake. it's not something we're used to every day. >> that was kcbs's jeff nguyen
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a new species of dinosaur was unveiled in philadelphia on thursday. the creature weighed more than a 737 plane and was the largest to ever walk the earth. don dahler reports. >> so this starts the tail of dreadnoughtus shrani. >> reporter: with a 30-foot-long tail and a neck that stretches two stories into the air,
dreadnoughtus shrani was a giant, seven times the size of a t-rex. >> that's a toe. >> that's a toe? >> yes. >> why a degree gnaw it is. >> when you're 65 tons, you're not going to really have many enemies and that made me start to think of the turn of the last century the dreadnoughts which were the first real battleships and essentially impervious to previous technology. i thought dreadnoughtus, fear nothing. >> reporter: kenneth la paleontologist kenneth lacovara discovered the dinosaur in argentina when he spotted the part of a thigh bone. it was lying horizontally beneath the desert surface. by the end of the day when we had those ten bones we knew there was a chance we had a new species. afterward we were on
paleontological cloud nine, i guess you could say. >> reporter: it turned out to be the largest ever found. >> they ended up in this soupy mix of sand and mud, kind of like quicksand. >> and that's how you were able to find such a relatively complete skeleton. >> that's correct. >> reporter: lacovara's team spent nine years excavating the fossils, packing the plaster, and shipping them back to his lab at the university in philadelphia. >> when you find something and you know it's new, especially when you know it's a new species, you're sitting out in the desert and you realize i'm the first person to ever see this or i'm the first person to know this, that's a special experience nr any scientist. >> reporter: lacovara has to return the fossils to argentina by the end of this year. in order to continue study this the paleontologist digitally scanned every bone. >> you can do this in a virtual space and it opens up to the world. >> reporter: hidden from sight for many years, dreadnoughtus shrani is now visible to all. don dahler, cbs news,
philadelphia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will go to wales where nato leaders are wrapping up a summit on ukraine, plus the threat from isis. plus a phone scam involving suspects posing as irs agents in order to steal people's savings. and a look at "shakespeare in the park." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. anking for watching. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
ear! [ laughter ] >> nearly 4:30. let's get you out of the gate with the man with the st shorte workweek in america. >> yes. thank you very much. [ laughter ] >> hopefully -- >> i think i need a vacation after all this. i think i deserve it! [ laughter ] >> good to see you guys. looks like it is going to be a nice day outside just some patchy fog early on. some warm temperatures by the afternoon. we'll look at the weekend forecast coming up. >> and caltrans crews are still hard at work. if you are traveling out of downtown oakland anytime soon, you may hit some roadwork between jackson and 16th closer to the oakland coliseum okay, but a lot of overnight roadwork is still out there so we'll break it all down for you coming up. this huge fire in the mission district is contained this morning but the danger is not over yet. the five-alarm inferno tore through a building on mission between 22nd and 23rd streets. kpix 5's joe vazquez reports the building could collapse at any time. >> looked like a volcano, you know? bright orange and re