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once one of the most powerful men in america now under indictment. former speaker of the house dennis hastert accused of paying hush money to an acquaintance and lying to the fbi about it. more dangerous weather in texas. storms and flash floods overnight near dallas, while the search continues for more than a dozen people still missing in the wake of this week's floods. the latest chapter in new york city's recover friday from 9/11. the observatory at one world trade center opens to the public today. an emotional milestone for some of those who built the skyscraper. >> he'll know that i took his name to the highest place i
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possibly could. >> noneunatak. >> nunatak? n-u-n-a-t-a-k. >> correct. >> and he spells it right but they both go home winners. the scripps national spelling bee ends in a tie. captioning funded by cbs ning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, may 29th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. the former speaker of the house dennis hastert has been indicted by a federal grand jury for violating banking laws and lying to the fbi. the indictment says hastert paid hush money to keep an unnamed person quiet about, quote, prior misconduct. hastert served as speaker for eight years from 1999 to 2007 and he was the longest serving republican house speaker. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. this is coming as a shock to
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many here on capitol hill. according to the indictment hastert who is now 73 withdrew $2 million in very small increments to stay under the bank regulators and lied to investigators to keep one person quiet. a car sped past reporters last night outside dennis hastert's home. the former house speaker still has not commented on allegations he agreed to pay millions of dollars to silence a long-time acquaintance and that he lied to the fbi. according to a federal indictment hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million in order to compensate for and conceal his prior misconduct against individual "a." >> it sounds like it would be the equivalent of hush money. he was paying money in exchange for this person not coming forward. >> the indictment does not describe the misconduct and doesn't name the person hastert gave the money to.
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the court paper says the person is from yorkville, illinois, the same town where hastert was a high school teacher and wrestling coach from 1965 to 1981. according to the indictment from 2001 to 2012, hastert made 15 withdrawals of $50,000 cash from his local bank in illinois and then started withdrawing money in smaller increments. by the end of last year hastert had allegedly withdrawn more than $1.7 million. prosecutors allege he lied to the fbi when questioned about withdrawals. the 73-year-old told investigators he didn't trust the banking system. and there is no word yet on any possible charges against that person allegedly on the receiving end of hastert's payments. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. it is shaping up to be another severe day of severe thunderstorms across the central and southern plain. this morning in johnston county texas, just south of ft. worth
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powerful storms are reported. there are flash flood warnings and at least 30 roads are already closed because of high water. following this week's record rainfall, many cities in texas and oklahoma remain in danger. this week's storms and floods left at least 22 people dead and 14 are still missing in texas. chris martinez reports on the search efforts from wimberley, texas. >> reporter: drones in the air and dogs on the ground. search crews in wimberley are using every tool available to find people still missing after the flood. >> we'll be able to get into areas that we can't get people into and look for things with our cameras and sensors. >> reporter: here in wimberley, the blanco river is slowly receding, but in other parts of the state, the risk is just beginning. an evacuation is under way in wharton where the colorado river is expected to crest early friday night. >> i've been moving for the last two days. i know to go. >> reporter: scientists say texas rivers are so swollen they may not return to normal levels until july.
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chris martinez, cbs news, wimberley, texas. well the same system that drenched parts of texas hit lawton, oklahoma. the streets in that neighborhood became impassable stranding dozens of drivers. oklahoma city has had its wettest month ever with 19.5 inches of rain so far. in central new jersey, heavy rain produced flooding that stranded over two dozen drivers. they got caught in an intense downpour. residents say there are frequent floods forcing roads to be closed and damaging homes. and this morning the faa is investigating a series of serious incidents involving four flights over long island. late last night pilots reported their planes were hit with a green laser while flying over beth page state park. police searched the park. all continued on their way. no one was hurt. but flashing a light is a federal crime because it can
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distract or even blind a pilot. the governing body of fifa is voting for a new president this morning. the election is being held in zurich. delegates from 209 associates arrived this morning. the vote comes two days after top fifa officials were indicted on bribery and money laundering charges. the incumbent, switzerland's sepp blatter, is the favorite, but the united states will vote for his opponent, prince ali bin al hussein. and the jury in the trial of james holmes is expected to hear more in the psychiatrist interviews with the accused colorado shooter today. the focus is on whether he was legally sean when he allegedly killed 12 move goers in 2012. rick sallinger of our denver affiliate kcnc reports. >> do you remember what day you were arrested? >> yes. >> what day was that. >> july 20, 2012. >> reporter: for 22 hours the
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dr. william reid interviewed james holmes. >> whatever he suffered from, it did not prevent him from forming the intent and knowing what he was doing and the consequences of what he was doing. >> reporter: the subject of the mass shooting only came up briefly in this first interview when the psychiatrist asked about emotions. >> what brings tears to your eyes sometimes? >> regrets. >> regrets. can you tell me a little more? >> usually it's before i go to sleep. >> reporter: dr. reid then pressed a little further. >> regrets about? >> about the shooting. >> reporter: holmes was asked about his parents visiting him in jail. he said his mother broke down. >> how about you? did it bring tears to your eyes? >> no. >> the defendant james egan
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holmes, by the definition of legal sanity. >> yes. >> reporter: this is expected to go on for days. rick sallinger for cbs news, centennial, colorado. later today a muhammad cartoon drawing is planned in front of a phoenix mosque. the two men who tried to ambush a similar contest earlier this month worshipped at the islamic center in phoenix. the organizers say they want to expose the true colors of islam and freedom of speech is under attack in america but they hope the rally stays peaceful. new jersey governor chris chris tell is reversing his position on school standards. christie is calling to an end for the common core standards. the education initiative is deeply unpopular with conservative voters.
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christie made the announcement while many are waiting to see if he'll run for president. another republican has joined the race for the 2016 gop nomination. former new york governor george pataki made the official announcement tuesday. pataki joins a field of eight declared republican candidates in the campaign for the white house. on sunday former florida governor jeb bush will be on "face the nation" here on cbs. that will also be host bob schieffer's final program before his retirement. ahead on "cbs this morning," bob schieffer stops by as we honor his journalism career spanning more than 50 years. as we honor his journalism career >> well, coming up on the "morning news," buying neverland. michael jackson's iconic california ranch hits the market with a whopping asking price. and we'll take you to the top of one world trade center as it opens to the public this morning. this is the "cbs morning news." trade center as it opens to the public this morning. this is the "cbs morning news." rol blocking plant sterols than olive oil. and a recent study found that it can help lower cholesterol 2 times more. take care of those you love. mazola makes it better.
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rebuilding of lower manhattan after the september 11 attacks in 2001. the observatory at one world trade center opens to the public bringing back a view we have not seen since the attacks on th twin towers. don champion is on the 101st floor with a preview. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. from more than 1,200 feet above new york city anticipation is high for today's opening of the observatory. the jaw-dropping 360-degree views of new york city has been in the making for more than a decade. from the ground you can barely see to the top of one world trade, but at this morning's official upper opening, visitors will visit the ipod elevators that will rocket to the 102nd floor in just 47 seconds. there the city stretches out in 360-degree views. david checketts operates the one world trade observatory. >> we wanted this to be a place
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of hope of courage, of resiliency. >> reporter: there is little reference here to the tragedy of 9/11. the focus is the beauty of new york city from the brooklyn bridge to the empire state building to the statue of lynn earth. the observatory's three floors include event space, restaurants, and a gift shop. the observatory will be open year round and expect 3 million to 4 million visitors a year. john cartier has already been to the top. he's the electrician that helped install the beacon and spire of the building. while he was there, he etched his brother's name in the steel. james cartier was killed in the south tower on 9/11. >> i hope that when i see him again he'll know i took his name to the highest place that i possibly could and that he knows that i love him. >> reporter: directly next to one world trade is the 9/11 memorial and museum, a place to mourn the past. here it's about the future and the city in all its splendor. now, while the observatory is
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just opening here today, the one world trade building itself has been open for about six months. it's been reported about 60% of the building is now occupied. and, anne-marie, we're told bookings for the observatory here are sold out through at least the weekend. come on over. >> i would love to. it looks fantastic. even now and the sun isn't even up. i can't imagine what the sunrise is going to look like. don champion -- >> reporter: yes, so beautiful. >> -- at the world one trade center. thanks a lot, don. straight ahead we'll tell you about a ceo of a startup who is handing out tuition. >> reporter: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by sea-bond denture adhesive. lose the ooze. sea-bond denture adhesive. l day... without the ooze. feel secure. be yourself. with stronger, clean sea-bond.
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"what's worse", he thinks... "that my arms can never relax or my eyes can never look away?" ♪ here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," the ceo who wants to send your kids to college, and michael jackson's neverland ranch could be your dream home. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. we're learning which cars and truck models are covered by last week's expansion of the takata airbag recall. millions of takata airbags can
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explode with too much force sends pieces of sharp metal into drivers or passengers. takata agreed to double the recall to 33.8 million vehicles, making it the largest recall in u.s. history. a list of the recalled cars and trucks is available on cbsnews.com. with many investors waiting to see what happens with interest rates and the ongoing financial crisis in greece, it was a goodquiet day on wall street. the dow finished 36 points lower, the s&p fell 2 points lower and the nasdaq fell 8 points lower. the ceo of a company says he'll pack the college tuition of his workers' children. he said he put aside more than $1 million in cash and stocks of his own to cover the cost. so far there are 12 children who at some point will be eligible, but only one enrolled this fall. the student will have to pay for room and board. and michael jackson's neverland ranch is for sale.
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the 2,700-acre california ranch that was jackson's home and personal fantasy land is on the market for $100 million. it has a ix-bedroom house and a train station. now, the zoo housing, exotic animals, and amusement park added by the king of pop, they've all been removed. anne-marie? >> no amusement park, jill? in that case i'll have to look for somewhere else for my summer house. thanks a lot, jill. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. when we return, spell-check. we'll meet this year's national spells bee champs who fought to the very end. year's national spells bee champs who fought to the very end. total mouthwash for gum health. it kills germs and forms a protective shield for 45% stronger gums. for stronger, healthier gums colgate total mouthwash. [ female announcer ] choices aren't always this easy. so it's good to know that mazola corn oil has 4 times more cholesterol blocking plant sterols than olive oil. and
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morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's friday here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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dyad, a group of two, a couple, or a pair, d-y-a-d, dyad. it's the perfect word to describe the historic outcome of the scripps national spelling bee last night. >> if you spell this word correctly, the scripps national spelling bee will declare you and vanya co-championships. >> reporter: the pressure was on gukul venkatachalam, but he cooly delivered like his idol lebron james. >> nunatak. >> nunatak, n-u-n-a-t-a-k. >> correct. >> by correctly spelling "nunatak" which is a hill surrounded by glacier ice, he's gotten the title of national spelling bee champ. he'll share the title with vanya shivashankar.
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the pair going head to head ten rounds without a mistake until they each nailed their final world. >> scherenschnitte. s-c-h-e-r-e-n-s-c-h-n-i-t-t-e, scherenschnitte. >> correct. >> the 13-year-old who won the crowd over by writing out words on the palm of her hand made history twice. not only is she the part of a second spelling bee tie but she's also the first sibling of a past champion to win. her sister kavya was a top champion in 2009. >> they'll receive $35,000 in cash and prizes and while they share the title of spelling bee champion, they'll each get their
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in southern japan this morning mount shah do da kay is erupting. nearby residents are ordered to evacuate. the volcano sent towering black grey clouds up into the sky. no injuries are reported and only about 140 people live on the small island. a new york city man is on a cross-country adventure with his best friend, his dog. it's a unique trip to say good-bye to his pet, and his journey has become a favorite on social media. hazel of wnbc reports. >> reporter: this is the story about a man, his best friend, and their big adventure. >> i'm going to spend as much time with him and have as many adventures as he can so he can enjoy his life while he's here
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and i can enjoy my time with him. >> reporter: neil rodriguez and his dog poh have traveled 12,000 miles to more than 35 cities together documenting their accounts on his instagram account. the pit bull mix rescued by rodriguez has gone coast to coast. coney island, alamo, space needle in seattle, and san francisco's golden gate bridge. monumental moments that may be poh's last. he received a diagnosis last month. >> turned out he's in renal failure. unfortunately there's no cure for that. that's kind of an old age thing. >> poh who also has multiple tumors on his liver, kidney, and ankle has trouble getting around, so rodriguez who's a deejay has put his life on hold.
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he said it's time to give back. that's why he decided the take poh on a bucket list road trip. >> it's funny. you get an idea you get a dog to take care of and the dog ends up taking care of you. most of the time that was the case for me. >> reporter: he has more than 18,000 instagram posts knowing he may not step there again. >> i have done this trip so that i can focus more on celebrating our life than mourning him. i think we've done a pretty good job of that, getting to see all that we have so far. >> reporter: and as they walk off into the sun set, rodriguez says he hopes he and poh have many more posts to share. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an interview with general john allen, the man in charge of the fight against isis on the strategy to defeat the extremists. plus, a look at new facial recognition technology being tested at dulles international airport. kris van cleave has details. and award-winning chef mario
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batali joins us in the studio. finally pop star rihanna visited cuba. the singer originally from barbados arrived in havana on wednesday in a private jet from the u.s. rihanna went to a restaurant and enjoyed cuban cooking and also did a little dancing. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. taking a look at the golden gate bridge this early morning,
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a little bit of foggy. good morning, it is friday, may 29. i'm michelle griego. i'll take care of those weather duties shortly. it's 4:30 on this friday. frank is off this morning. >> but elizabeth is here. >> elizabeth is here. yes. >> we're missing one. >> i'm sure frank is weeping big salty tears that he's not here. >> do you think he is sad he is not here? [ laughter ] we have a little drizzle throughout to shake things up. some fog approaching the golden gate bridge. the numbers now mostly in the 50s in the bay area. the prospects for a slightly warmer day on tap. we'll have the complete forecast coming up. >> let's show you a live look at the san mateo bridge. we have roadwork in both directions westbound and eastbound 92. plus we have a crash in san

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