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it's friday. >> yay! we love friday. >> whoo! >> see you at noon. captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday july 17th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." the murder of four marines in tennessee is being investigated as an act of terrorism. this morning, new revelations about the gunman. the teenager who spent nearly three days in the wilderness after surviving a plane crash tells us why she never expected to live. patriots super bowl winner rob gronkowski is here in studio 57 today. we begin with today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. our hearts are breaking for the families. >> hundreds gathering last night
for a prayer vigil. >> four marines murdered in a deadly attack in tennessee. >> killed by officers. mohammad youssuf abdulazeez sprayed bullets at a military rekrooting station. >> he drove several miles to a naval center. >> he exited his vehicle and engaged in gunfire. a monster tornado was seen swirling. there are reports of severe damage. james holmes convicted of first-degree murder in the movie massacre. jurors will decide if he gets the death penalty. >> we're very happy this monster will never see the light of day. a woman found hanging in her jail cell after a routine traffic stop. former president george h.w. is still in the hospital but doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery. >> how is your father doing? >> stable. doing okay i think. an airplane lit up by a laser as it was heading toward
the seattle-tacoma airport. a home explosion in st. louis results in fire that spread to two other homes. a colorado woman is seeking $500,000 in damages after she was thrown to the ground by a police officer. all that -- >> the helicopter crashed into a pub in ireland. the two people on board had just minor injuries. nickelodeon kids choice sports award. >> derek jeter honored with the legend award. >> and armstrong returns to the tour de france. some said his appearance was disrespectful. >> here helping a great group of people and a great cause. i'm going to do that forever. he's a big fan of donald trump. if there's something that donald trump should try to avoid is big fans. >> this morning's" eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." investigators in chattanooga, tennessee, suspect terrorism after a rampage targeting american service men. four marines were murdered thursday. one of them is gunnery sergeant thomas sullivan of springfield, massachusetts. the local newspaper says he survived two tours in iraq and earned a purple heart. three other people were wounded. the suspect, 24-year-old mohammad youssuf abdulazeez was shot dead. people gathered at a local church to pray for the shooting victims. it began at a military recruiting office and then shifted to a navy and marine train strategy. dean reynolds is outside the armed forces career center in chattanooga. dean, tough morning there. >> reporter: good morning. this is the armed services career center behind me where the shooting began and where a
memorial is now taking shape. no one was killed here but at the shooter's next stop seven miles away it was a sadly different story. at roughly 10:45 a.m. local time this armed services recruiting center was under siege. gunman mohammad youssuf abdulazeez pulled in to the shopping mall in a silver mustang and shot four rounds into the facility and then drove off. >> he didn't get out of the car. he just stayed in the car. he shot ten times and then backed up and then backed up and put ten more in the building. >> furniture shot up tvs, walls and bullet holes in them. >> abdulazeez drove seven miles to a naval and reserve center where he launched a second attack and shot four marines. the shouter plowed through an unmanned pair cade driving close to 100 yards on the property where he gunned down his
victims. he was shot by local law enforcement at the scene. >> it is a heartbreaking circumstance for these individuals who have served our country with great valor to be killed in this fashion. >> reporter: during the 30-minute rampage, the health department, a local college and other facilities went on lockdown, as well as the governor's office in nashville. >> we have four families four people who died who won't be seeing their families. >> reporter: mourners started arriving just hours after the shooting to pay their respects. >> i just had to see it. why would you hurt your own protectors? >> reporter: out of an abundance of caution, the department of homeland security has increased security at several federal facilities across the country this morning.
>> dean thank you. mohammad youssuf abdulazeez lived in the chattanooga area most of his life. he came to this cannot as a child in 1996. authorities are still searching for a motive. jericka duncan is outside his home in hixson tennessee, with more on his background. >> reporter: behind me is the home where mohammad youssuf abdulazeez lived. it's about six miles from where the shootings hand. there's still a police presence here at this hour. abdulazeez was not on the u.s. terrorist list and the fbi did not find any links to isis or extreme muslims. at this time people here say they are in disbelief by what happened. they tell us the abdulazeez family moved to this community about 15 years ago. 24-year-old mohammad youssuf abdulazeez was born in kuwait and became a naturalized american citizen. the mug shot was taken after he was booked for dui in april.
in 2012 he graduated from the university of tennessee at chattanooga with an electrical engineering degree. ed ryanhold is fbi special agent in charge. >> we're checking every possible place he could reside or could have resided, visited, where he shopd, went to school, who his friends were if he worked out at a gym. every possible lead. >> reporter: nashville newspaper, the tennessean says abdulazeez worked at this manufacturing plant in franklin tennessee. >> we're working with the law. we have no comment. >> thirs video shows him competing in a mixed martial arts bout in 2009. the red bank high school yearbook shows his senior photo with the quote, my name causes national security alerts. what's does yours do? >> i almost knew when i heard it. >> reporter: kevin was his high school wrestling coach and thought of himself as a father
figure to the teens on his team. he spent much of thursday fielding phone calls from former students. >> they are like coach, can you believe it? can you believe mohamed did it? >> i don't have any bad words to say. so we're all in shock and we're all hurt. >> reporter: as investigators sealed off the abdulazeez home in hixson this open-sided squad truck carrying armed men rolled into the neighborhood. while abdulazeez was never on the raisar of law enforcement, officials confirm to cbs news that his father was under investigation several years ago for possible ties to a foreign terrorist organization. however, nothing ever became of that, and no connections were ever found. >> thanks jericka. michael morrell is with us from san francisco. he's a former cia deputy director. >> good morning. >> what is the implication of
this attack, and is it the worrisome threat of the future? >> charlie, we still don't know what motivated this young man. i would not be surprised if we found out he was motivated by isis or another extremist islamic organization. i think that's where we're going to end up here. that would make it the most significant isis-inspired attack we've had on on soil so far. the hatchet attack in new york city and the attack in texas. the attempted attack in texas. this would be the third, by far, the worst. this is the wave of the future. this is not surprising to me. people have been warning about this for months. >> michael, you've been here on this show warning of this very type of attack including at military facilities. how is it that he was not on any terrorism watch list and that his father was at some point but
>> this is the most worrisome part of this kind of threat. you can have a young man who may not be in any contact with foreign intelligence -- a foreign terrorist organization norah, but who is in his own home in his bedroom, in his basement watching videos going to websites who is completely self-radicalized without any contact, with foreigners or with anybody in the united states. that is the most dangerous because they can go out and do something and nobody knows anything about it except them. >> chattanooga is not necessarily a hard target like we think of new york or washington, d.c. what can you do to prevent these soft target attacks from happening? >> there have been about 50 to 60 arrests of individuals who are in some way inspired by isis in the united states. since isis became a phenomenon. those arrests cut across 20 different states.
it really is across the united states. so i think this can happen anywhere. and i think this is a reflection of that. >> michael morell good to see you. >> you can follow our coverage on cbsn. you can watch at cbsnews.com/live or on the cbs news app. this morning, james holmes wakes up as a convicted murderer. he opened up fire in a crowded colorado movie theater three years popping 12-- ago. 13 people were kills there. >> reporter: good morning. the jury reached its decision very quickly after just a day and a day and a half of deliberations. then for an hour in a courtroom jammed with victims and their families, the judge read the verdicts one by one.
>> we the jury find the defendant james egan holmes guilty of murder in the first degree. >> some cried. some did fist pumps. some just bowed their heads. janssen young survived the attack but her boyfriend was killed while using his body to shield her. >> i looked at him when the verdict came out because i wanted to know what's his response? there's just nothing. that's how i feel toward him is nothing. >> reporter: even a juror was overcome with emotion, cried as the proceedings got under way. the only one passive, james holmes. he pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. his attorneys said he was in the grips of a sipsychotic episode during the attack suggesting he didn't know right from wrong. the jury and the families didn't know. >> this thing that
indiscriminately kills and would do it again if he was let out. >> we're very happy that this animal, this monster will never see the light of day. >> reporter: the next step the penalty phase. does holmes get life in prison or death? marcus weaver was wounded. his friend rebecca was killed. a religious man, he once opposed the death penalty but that night and the trial altered not just his life but his feelings about punishing the man who did it. >> it's the consequences of his actions. >> so in your minoredd you can accept the death penalty? >> i could never accept anybody killing anybody but there's no other consequence i can see that can fit. >> reporter: this same jury goes back to work next wednesday for the policy phase. that involves things like hearing stories from the victims' families about how this all affected them. it could take as much as a
month. the fbi is investigating the death of a black woman in a texas jail cell. the family of sandra bland believes her reported hanging is suspicious. cell phone video allegedly shows her arrest last week after a routine traffic stop. she was found dead monday. sheriff williams of cbs affiliate khou is in houston with the victim's revealing social media post. >> reporter: good morning. sandra blanton was alone in her cell before she was found dead this past monday but her parents cannot believe what they say happened. this video shot by an unknown bystander shows police officers subduing 28-year-old sandra bland. >> you just slammed my head into the ground. do you not even care about that? i can't 00even hear. >> reporter: a officer stopped her for not signaling a lane change.
the chicago area native was in texas to start a new job. she was arrested for assaulting the officer. three days later, she was found hanging in her jail cell. the medical examiner ruled it a suicide. but bland's family said she never would have taken her own life. >> it is unimaginable and difficult for us to wrap our minds around the sandy that we knew for this to be characteristic of her. >> reporter: the texas rangers will lead an investigation. >> i'll be taking this matter to the grand jury so that the public can have the final say on this issue. >> at the moment black lives matter. >> reporter: bland's friends describe her as a civil rights activist. she posted these images on facebook. >> you can stand there, surrender to the cops and still be killed. >> reporter: she was not diagnosed with clinical depression but did talk about
emotional issues in a march po am suffering from something that some of you all may be dealing with right now. it's a little bit of depression and ptsd. >> reporter: blands' parents plan to travel here to speak with investigators. there will be a prayer vigil on sunday and a protest today outside the waller county jail where her body was found. thousands in central illinois are without power after multiple tornadoes tore through the region. the twisters touched down about 200 miles southwest of chicago. they damaged homes and sparked explosions. the storm system toppled power lines and trees in cameron. there are no significant injuries. today markss exactly one year since the malaysia airlines plane was shot down by a missile over ukraine. new video of the aftermath was released by newscorp australia. russian-backed rebels are sifting through the rubble and appear to be shocked to find a
civilian airliner and not a military aircraft. all 298 people on board were killed. there were calls for the creation of an international tribunal. president obama will meet with saudi arabia's prime minister. vice president joe biden met with members of the senate foreign rlgsss committee. congress has two months to review the agreement. this weekend ash carter will travel to israel to lobby support and will also stop in saudi arabia. president obama will come to new york city. he'll not spend the night at the famous waldorf astoria hotel. presidents have stayed there for more than 80 years but the white house is worried about spying. it was sold last year to a chinese company. the president will stay at the millennium hotel near the united nations. the president spent part of the day inside a federal prison.
he was lobbying for changes inside the justice system. he said but for the grace of god, he could have ended up like them. >> these are young people that made mistakes that aren't that much different than the mistakes i made and the miss takes a lot of you guys make. the difference is they did not have the support structures the second chances, the resources that would allow them to survive those mistakes. >> the president admits to using marijuana and cocaine in his younger years. they took at least 18 minutes to realize joaquin "el chapo" guzman had escaped. lawmakers made that announcement after taking a tour of the prison. they say no one was exclusively dedicated to monitoring him. the escape tunnel took more than a year to build and cost at
least $1 million. the 16-year-old plane crash survivor opens up about how she kept going after the death of her grandparents. >> upon realizing they weren't going to make it or didn't make it, i started heading down hill. >> how were you holding it together? >> i really want. i was sobbing, panicking, so a afraid of
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♪ this helicopter crashed into a pub after having a hard time he lands on his second attempt to get down next to a canal between two poles and then for some reason the tail spins violently into the pub. nobody was hurt there. just sitting there having an ale or two and there's a helicopter. everything is okay. >> tough landing. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up no one knew this teenager survived a plane crash for nearly three days. she tells cbs news she didn't have any reason to think she would live.
you'll learn how she found resilience in the mountainous wilderness wilderness. an arizona woman arrested at home wearing nothing but a towel. why the woman felt molested when cops illegally entered. that story is ahead. it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the washington post" has an update on former president george h.w. bush. he faces a long recovery from a break of a bone in his neck. he's wearing a neck brace. his doctors believe it will take three to four months to heal. his spokesman says he is not likely to be in the hospital for long. >> that's good news. politico reports on planned parenthood's apology. a planned parenthood executive is heard discussing procedures for providing body parts to researchers. this video was made by an
anti-abortion advocacy group. planned parenthood apologized for the lack of compassion portrayed by this executive. she denied allegations they were profiting from fetal tissue donation. aspen foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds ever frozen chicken products because of possible salmonella contamination. it includes breaded raw stuffed chicken breasts produced from april 15th to july 10th. it follows chicken recalls by two other companies this week. kmov reports on a home reduced to rubble when an explosion tore it apart. the fire spread to two nearby homes. one witness explained the sheer force of the explosion. >> i heard a loud boom and the roof, everything blew up and was in the sky. i saw debris and everything falling down. was like a fire was just
blazing, like a scene from an action move oy. >> the two people rescued are in critical condition. the cause is still not known. bloomberg has an update on a story about japan's olympic stadium for the 2020 games. japan will hold a new competition to select a design. cost estimates soar to $2 billion. the prime minister says they'll go back to the drawing board to replace the unpopular design. plane crash survivor autumn veatch is sharing new details of her harrowing escape. her grandparents decide in the accident. she spent nearly three days trying to make it out of the wilderness. john blackstone reports how no one is more surprised by her survival than her. >> what's were you thinking? >> i was thinking of a few friends and my boyfriend, my dad, family.
>> did you worry you weren't going to see them? >> i was almost certain i wasn't going to. >> reporter: when the single engine aircraft piloted by her grand grandfather ran into trouble, she was nervous for herself and her step-grandmother. >> we almost hit a mountain but he turned the plane really sharply. he was like that was a close one. >> reporter: then they hit cloud cover again. no time to react? >> we just went straight into the mountain. it was just clouds and trees and fire. i burned my hand trying to pull grandpa out. and the burns on my face are from the nationalinitial fire. upon realizing they didn't make it i started heading down hill. >> how were you holding it together? >> i wasn't. i was sobbing, panicking, so
afraid of dying. >> she decided to follow a stream that turned into a river. >> running and tripping over branches. not really a set path to walk down. i was going through everything. >> hungry and exhausted after a near sleepless night she had to make her way down a 20-foot waterfall. >> how am i going to get down this because it was slick rocks. >> straight down. >> straight down. i ended up clinging on to one side of the waterfall, like the rocks. if i would have made one wrong step, i could have fallen. >> reporter: on day three, she found new hope and bitter disapontement. >> i could hear airplanes. >> she finally made it to a road where drivers ignored her cries for help. >> nobody is stopping for you for an hour. >> i was trying to flag somebody
down. i probably looked pretty messed up so nobody stopped. i was personally offended. am i too weird looking right now to help. >> she finally got help from hikers who took her to a local store and called paramedics. >> how do you describe that the determination you had that kept you going? >> i really can't. i'm really lucky. >> a whole lot of determination. >> which impresses me. i'm not a hopeful person. i didn't give up hope. >> reporter: john blackstone bellingham, washington. >> her story is more frightening when you hear her take it through. that they almost crashed and avoided it and then no one picked her up. >> did the grandparents survive the crash. >> she realized they weren't going to make it so she left. >> when you see someone on the
road you think it's scary to stop. you don't know if you are being set up. we live in a crazy world. i'm glad she's okay. an arizona woman is suing after police arrested her while she was naked. police handcuffed esmore alda a-- esmeralda rossi. here's what caused the police to enter her house. >> you're under arrest. >> don't touch me. >> you hear esmeralda shouting after two officers were at her door. >> i felt like nothing. i felt unhuman, like i didn't matter. i had no value to these people. >> reporter: her daughter's cell phone captures officer doug rose confronting her mother with a
domestic dispute with her husband who was not at the house. >> he grabs my hand. my towel falls. >> the officer puts her hands behind her back and appears to notice for the first time that she's naked. >> i was in the [ bleep ] shower. what's wrong with you? >> officer rose lectured her about her behavior for 20 minutes and eventually uncuffed her and she was never charged with any crime. for cbs this morning, paul horton, phoenix, arizona. >> that story leaves a lot of questions. >> tough to watch. lance armstrong is not letting a lifetime ban stop him from runeturning to the tour de france. the bike ride that critics say is completely inappropriate. if you are heading off to work, please set your dvr so you can watch any time you want
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♪ this morning, the 13th stage of the tour de france is under way. riders are making their way along more than 123 miles of mountain road. it's a route lance armstrong knows well. he rode it yesterday before the race for a charity bike ride. our digital network cbsn is here with why some question his intentions. elaine, good morning. >> reporter: it's been ten years since lance armstrong won the tour de france for a record-breaking seven times in a row and almost three years since all those wins were officially stripped from his record. that hasn't stopped him from returning to the tour to complete two of the mountain stages. he's riding to raise money for leukemia. his critics don't care why.
they simply don't want him there. quiting has never been one of lance armstrong's characteristics. a point he proved again when he returned to the fringes of the tour de france. >> i understand that there's sensitivity around that but here helping a group of people and a great cause i'm going to do that forever. >> armstrong wins the tour de france. >> this is his first appearance back at the tour since banned from it for life for using performance-enhancing drugs. >> lance armstrong once believed to be among the greatest athlet'ses of ses ses of all time was stripped of all of his titles. >> reporter: this included a sit-down lunch and photo op. but those involved with the
current tour de france are outraged he's setting foot anywhere near the big event. the president of the international cycling union call armstrong's decision to return completely inappropriate and disrespectful to the tour. bill strickland is the editor in chief of bicycling magazine and author of "tour de lance." >> he probably does want to by riding the tour de france say you can't stop me. i can do this anyway. he probably also wants to genuinely raise money for leukemia. it's very complex, a lot of motivations. >> reporter: fans of the sport have a complex relationship. >> i was diagnosed with
testicular cancer. >> reporter: he not only defeated cancer but went on to win seven times. >> i have never doped. >> reporter: and through it all -- >> nope. >> reporter: he denyied constant accusations of doping, until he didn't. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> i have never tested positive for performance enhancing drugs. >> reporter: this fall a feature film based on his complicated career is set to be released. just one more chapter in the ongoing story of lance armstrong. today is armstrong's second and final ride at the tour with the one day ahead charity. he'll ride stage 14 which is 110 miles through the mountains. it's the kind of stage he made his name on back in the day. >> bill strickland said it best. there are many reasons. those who know him say he's a
very complicated guy. >> obviously controversial. for the people that are there they question, what is his motivation. >> elaine thank you. we have a championship morning here in studio 57. rob gronkowski joins us. ahead, the super bowl winner on how partying keeps him positive. and see how two bears fight it out in an alaskan waterfall. be
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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday july 17th 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including the murders of four marines in chattanooga. we're learning more this morning about the gunman and the people he killed. but first, here's a look at today's "eye opener at 8." behind me the shooting began. no one was killed but at the shooter's next stop it was a sadly different story. abdulazeez was not on the u.s. terrorist list and the fbi did not find any links to extreme muslim. this is the wave of the future. this is not surprising to me. people have been warning about this for months. in a courtroom jammed with victims and their families the judge read the verdict one by one. >> authorities say sandra bland
was ablown in her cell before she was found dead but her parents cannot believe what police say happened. thousands in central illinois are without power this morning after multiple tornadoes tore through the region. maybe it came from in here a lot of determination. >> yes, it impresses me. i'm not a hopeful person but i didn't give up hope. >> he's riding to raise money for leukemia but his critics don't care why, they simply don't want him there. >> by giving james like you but people call me jimmy. >> the one thing is eventually you're bond to get a chat show in this country. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. security is tighter this morning at federal offices. it follows thursday's deadly shotting spree in chattanooga, tennessee. investigators are treating it as a likely terror attack. so far the suspect is not tied
to any known terror groups. four marines were killed in thursday's attack. wbz identified one of them as gunnery sergeant thomas sullivan of springfield, massachusetts. he reportedly served two tours in iraq and received a purple heart. >> police say that mohammad youssuf abdulazeez grove up to a military recruiting office and fired dozens of shots. he then traveled seven miles to a naval training facility and opened fire on the maroons and others. abdulazeez was shot and killed at the scene. the 24-year-old was a naturalized u.s. citizen apparently born in kuwait. he was not on any watch list and the fbi says it is not aware if he had terrorist leanings. the former high school wrestler was involved in mixed martial arts. chattanooga is shaken up by these killings hundreds of people held a vigil for the victims last night. president obama spoke to reporters a few hours after the attack. >> i'd ask all americans to pray for the families who are grief
stricken at this point. and i want everybody to understand that we will be thorough and prompt in figuring out exactly what happen. >> the president called it heartbreaking for the marines to die this way while serving their country. one local official says there are no safety concerns for the general public after the shootings. this morning, the on demand car app uber is driving conversation among presidential candidates. we look at why uber is a talking point on the campaign trail. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: there are a lot of great companies out there but right now, the california-based uber appears to be the darling of the gop pac. there's hardly a day that goes by right now without someone talking about uber or praising uber or hailing an uber for the cameras. >> there he is.
>> reporter: it's the kind of advertising money can't buy. republican presidential candidate jeb bush riding shotgun in an uber sedan and tweeting about it five stars for his driver munir. >> it's a vital service. i learn a lot when i go on these shared car services. >> reporter: the 5-year-old uber and its smaller competitor lyft are getting publicity from candidates. >> when uber or lyft comes into a city taxi commissions do everything they can to kill it. >> reporter: marco rubio titled one of the chapters in his recent book "making america safe for uber." >> the reason you can't use uber in miami is because an established industry raise a lot of money and have influence over county government. >> reporter: why would one business get so much love? republican strategist doug high who took an uber to the
interview says there's a couple reasons. how much is it about candidates wanting to look like they're hip and with it? >> that's a big part of it. it's something republicans always struggled with. >> reporter: he says uber is the symbol of a larger debate. >> for republican candidates it's not just about uber. it's about the shared economy which is something that didn't exist four or five years ago. >> reporter: democrats isn't quite as effusive. hillary clinton said this week the shared economy does unleash innovation but could threaten rights labor unions have fought for. >> it's also raising hard questions. about workplace protections and what a good job will look like in the future. >> reporter: republicans responded swiftly. kentucky senator rand paul called clinton out of touch. we need more innovation, not less. and in san francisco, fresh from his uber ride bush said government needs to get out of the way. >> we have a static set of rules on top of the most innovative dynamic country on the face of the earth. >> reporter: cozying up to tech
companies like uber and lyft could have the added benefit of making republicans more attractive to certain campaign donors who have historically favored democrats. campaign donations from the internet sector for example have doubled each of the last two presidential cycles and if this trend tens donations could total more than $30 million this time around. >> all right. that's a big number. thank you, nancy. >> i love munir who is from yemen who drove jeb bush said i had no idea who he was. >> he still got the five stars. >> that's right. >> uber is doing the hula today. thank you, nancy. the next big thing in soft drinks could be craft said did, ahead, the boutique beverages that could win back
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in our morning rounds the soda business is desperate for pop for the fact that soda conception is down. americans drank 1.4 billion cases less than last year. vinita nair is here and shows us how bottlers are ready to shake things up. >> carbonated water and unflavored seltzer sales are booming. proof that americans still like fizz in their drinks and another class of beverage is looking to take advantage. craft soda. >> right over here is a combination of the syrup and the pliquid suecrosesucrose, the flavor. >> reporter: they're turning out four different types of craft soda here. >> we have a root beer a diet
root beer a birch beer and a ginger beer. >> reporter: i feel like everybody hears this word craft. what does craft soda mean? >> to us craft means higher quality ingredients, more attention to detail in small batches. >> reporter: does craft soda mean there's less sugar or natural suinger? >> one of the deaf anythings of craft would be as natural as you can get, natural sweeteners. cane sugar. if we don't use sugar be with we use stevia a plant. higher quality, less processed. >> reporter: less processed but more profit. at least that's the hope. craft soda is trying to follow the path of craft beer which today accounts for nearly 20% of total beer sales in the united states. that amounts to more than $19.5 billion. so naturally, craft soda has gotten the attention of the big boys. pepsi in particular. >> we think there's a good healthy prospect of where craft
could go in the soda world going forward. >> reporter: last september, the soft drink giant launched limbed release of caleb's cola only sold in glass bottles with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup. they also created a craft version of mountain dew, noticeably missing, that neon green color. and later this summer pepsi is releasing a series of craft sodas call stubborn. they will only be available from soda fountains in select restaurants. >> flavor is everything everywhere. the sky's the limit in terms of choices. the one thing that's not a choice is taste. and consumers demand more than ever, great-tasting products. >> reporter: for all their throw-back charm and simpler ingredients, are craft sodas any better for you than the bigger mass produced brands? not according to nutritionist
marian nessel. >> the companies are trying to find products that will appeal to a more health conscious consumer. i would advise anybody who's drinking these products to read the labels carefully. you have to think of sodas with be craft or not, as liquid candy. >> reporter: and there's the issue of price. the cost of ingredients and packaging adds up. and that can make craft soda more expensive. >> it's always going to be a little bit higher priced for a more premium product. >> reporter: it costs more to taste better. >> we're not ashamed of that. >> reporter: the flavor of cola comes from the cola nut extract. charlie? >> we're in the toyota green room with gronkowski and his
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tomorrow night on "48 hours," new developments on a case erin moriarty told us about in february. an anonymous call may lead to a new trial for a woman accused of murdering a little boy. here's a preview. >> reporter: for years this child care worker has been incarcerated for a crime she says she didn't commit killing a 16-month-old toddler who had been in her care. >> i would never, ever hurt a child. i would never put my hands on anybody. >> reporter: melissa who worked at day care center in lake county, illinois was an unlikely killer. she was 22 years old with no
criminal record and no history of anger, but she was the last adult with a child in january 2009 when he became unresponsive and died. according to the pathologist who did the autopsy, the child had suffered a skull fracture although he had no open wounds or serious bruises. melissa was questioned two days after his death. >> it was flat out murder. >> reporter: in an intense and at times aggressive interrogation -- >> that story you're giving us is a load of [ bleep ]. >> reporter: without any lawyers or her parents present, melissa repeatedly denies hurting ben. more than 70 times. but after nine grueling hours she admits to a terrible crime. >> you get mad at him and you throw him on the floor. you throw him on the floor? >> no. >> reporter: the prosecutors had
no trouble convincing the jury to con vgtkonconvict her of first-degree murder. >> she said she became frustrated and threw the baby to the floor. >> you said you through him down hard. did you, melissa? >> i did not. they were putting words in my mouth. >> you didn't have to say that. >> i didn't. but they wanted me to say that so we could all go home. >> but now there's medical evidence that may prove melissa gave a false confession. just last month a call to milliliter's father led to a discovery of x-rays taken before the trial. the new coroner thomas rudd shows ben did not suffer a skull fracture. what's more, he believes the death was really caused by an old injury. >> this is not a normal shaped skull of a 16-month-old child.
>> reporter: attorney kathleen zellner says the x-rays are a game-changer. >> this is medical evidence that was withheld. i feel extremely confident she will get a new trial. >> erin moriarty joins us at the table. good morning. i remember these reports because i was so convinced this woman was guilty and you were not. >> i know. you take a look at this confession and it is a very credible confession. she throws this baby down. but why these x-rays are so significant is there is no skull fracture, and the prosecution said 30 times during the trial, that's what this child had. >> where did they find the x-rays? >> that's an interesting thing. an anonymous phone call said look for them. they were right in the file. so clearly someone made a mistake and didn't pull them out during the trial or they were deliberately withheld. >> do you know who made the call? >> no but it had to be someone who knew the significance of the
x-ray. >> what's the theory? if it wasn't her, who was it? >> we know there was a significant injury three months before she worked there. something happened earlier but we don't know who caused it. this young woman, they changed the manner of death to undetermined. >> so there will be a hearing though. >> we hope. the judge is going to make a decision whether to hold a hearing in september. >> fascinating story, erin. >> new development. >> i love a new development too. thank you, erin moriarty. you can watch erin's full report. she's calling it "blaming melissa." it's a double feature. and then erin reports on "the girl next door." i love these titles. that's tomorrow night right here on cbs. a college student inspires nike to step into a new venture.
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your drive along the peninsula we have reports of an accident westbound 92 right at 101. it was in lanes. it's now over to the right side. but slow as you come off the san mateo bridge. 101 a little sluggish northbound. san mateo bridge south looking good 14 minutes between 880 and 101. westbound 580 at the dublin interchange, at 680 accident cleared off to the right side. speeds under 25 miles per hour in some spots so slow as you approach the scene. and north 880 sluggish as well 22 minutes from 238 to the maze. busy through oakland. also headed towards the bay bridge. metering lights are on but we're seeing traffic improve. not doing too bad as you work your way through there.
again, clear as you head into san francisco. all right. here's roberta. >> our live weather camera really paints the picture for us in the city by the bay, the city of san francisco. good morning, everyone. look at the gray slate of clouds and if you watch the flag it's been on the fly picking up some winds this morning out of the west at 8 miles per hour. temperature-wise we are in the 50s and 60s. livermore never cooled down at all last night. 69 degrees in pacifica today down from 71 degrees yesterday. 75 in oakland. 84 in san jose. it will be 90 in livermore down from 94 yesterday. it will be 94 today in fairfield. we have partly cloudy skies on saturday a chance of a thunderstorm on sunday and monday. definitely more muggy. temperatures in the 60s at the beaches. 70s bayside. mid-90s inland. drier air mass and sunnier summer-like conditions on tuesday through thursday. make it a great day, everyone! enjoy!
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour super bowl champ rob gronkowski, also known as the gronk is in our toyota green room. we just brought in breakfast, ten bacon, egg and cheese. it knocked him out. >> they showed it. how he balances his crazy ways with wins. he has a system. that's ahead. >> he said his dad kept him up late last night. >> dad is there, too. >> right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. our partners at c-net report nike sneakers with athletes with disabilities. nike created the shoe after getting a letter from a
teenager. he wanted a shoe he didn't have to tie. his cerebral palsy made it impossible for him to lace up sneakers. at&t created a virtual reality experience with goggles, along with a new video. >> everyone loves the picture i posted of you. >> part of the company's campaign to educate people about the consequences of distracted driving. >> london's daily mail reports on former president bill clinton's day out with his grand daughter charlotte. clinton spent quality time with charlotte thursday at a kid's concert in new york. he and his wife hillary had been on baby sitting duty recently. charlottes turns 1-year-old in september. and always love a baby picture. >> i do, too. >> look how happy they look together. i like it. >> charlotte makes her public debut. new england patriot rob
gronkowski is celebrating after his espy win for best comeback athlete. he had six operations and came back to help win super bowl 49. he's known for his dynamic presence, shall we call it off the field. >> with the 42nd pick in the 2010 nfl draft, the new england patriots select rob gronkowski. >> this is the greatest moment of my life, man. >> touchdown, gronkowski. ♪ >> what a catch. ♪ >> the runaway truck. >> gronkowski and a touchdown. >> pats nation, baby! >> gronkowski, i told him to keep his shirt on. >> fiesta. >> the whole gronkowski family is inviting you to get hyped with us next year on a very own party cruise. ♪
>> he likes to dance. ♪ he likes to dance ♪ ♪ everybody know ss he cannot reach it ♪ ♪ he's making touchdowns ♪ ♪ he gets paid for being a tight end ♪ >> go, go! >> screw it last game of the year i'm throwing hay makers. >> all the linemen are sexy. they have the sexy body and everything. >> this past year i was happy to discover someone had written a piece of fan fiction about me. i read it and i loved it. the softest side of myself, i like to snuggle. >> you can tell he likes to snuggle. gronkowski reflects on his love of football extreme dancing and party rocking in the new book "it's good to be gronk" co-written by sports agent jason
rosenhaus. hello, gronk, we're so excited you're here. >> thanks for having me. >> this is thing about you, nobody will take away your happy. you work hard and play hard too. >> for sure, no doubt about that. you have to put work first, good out on the practice field and get the job done whatever you do. but at the same time you have to go out there, have fun with your friends, with your family whatever it is. it's always a good time. >> you say partying makes you a better player. >> yes, definitely. right. you know when you get that itch, when you're working for 20 days in a row, you're out on the practice field grinding you want to go out once in a while. it makes you get that itch to go back out, you go out, get refreshed and it makes you want to go back out on the practice field and go hard. >> we'll get to the partying. you clearly had a lot more fun than the rest of us in college. >> a little bit. i don't know let's hear your stories. >> that's for my own future
memoirs. congratulations on the espy award by the way, best comeback athlete. you've had six surgeries. how hard has the comeback been? >> it's always a difficult process. you build up gain muscles, you're in shape and all of a sudden you start from stage one. you have to rebuild up all the muscles. it's like you're lifting three pounds, like you're a kid again during the first week after surgery. you have to keep working hard every week you have to progress. stick to the rehab program listen to your trainers and go into rehab every single day with a purpose in order to get back pto where you want to be. >> what's the magic of you and tom brady on the field? >> got some chemistry out there. i feel like we both are passionate about the game of football. when you have two games that are passionate about the game of football you create chemistry. >> does he have a sense of knowing where you are? >> no doubt about it. >> putting the ball at the right place. >> that's what that chemistry is. it definitely starts on the
practice field. throughout the years, the practices, he knows where i'm going to be. when i turn around, sometimes i know the ball is going to be right there. >> at first you didn't think he even liked you. >> no. >> you were worried about it. you were a little boy watching tom brady and belichick and then you're playing with him, thinking he doesn't even like me. >> yes exactly. tough on me my rookie year for sure. throughout the process now, going in my second year i definitely saw why he was tough on me. >> look what he said about you. >> we asked tom brady about you, gronk is one of a kind person player and friend. he's one of the positive people i have ever been around and he loves to have fun. >> yes, for sure. >> and catch footballs. >> yes. we love playing. we always have a blast. >> let's talk about your fun. was at a party, derek jeter had a party, you walked in like big
trees. people sat there, their mouths flew open. you weren't chasing girls. you just want to have fun. >> i remember that. i was with chandler jones and my buddy in the wwe. i love rolling in with people just as big as me. take size and put some on them too. it makes a presence. we like to go out, go on the dance floor, get it started and move around. we like to stay active. >> you grew up in a fun house. your dad, big g is here. two rules, no punching in the face. >> yes. >> and no punching in the -- we'll saw ballies for lack of a better word. >> crotch yes. >> even your brothers you're all very physical people. >> yes. we were fighting every single day. >> farting? >> fighting. >> that too, i think. >> three brothers in the nfl,
one minor league baseball and another brother who is at kansas state, right. >> yes. >> who's the best athlete. >> best athlete, everyone says my little brother glenn. >> really? >> throughout high school -- >> goose. >> baseball player. goose is his nickname. he's very athletic. i'll challenge him to anything. >> you say in the dedication i'd like to dedicate the book to my father gordie and my mom diane for giving me everything needed to be happy and successful. >> they were both there from the beginning. they've been at every event, whatever it is both parents support us to the max. they never forced us to do what we didn't want to do. what we did, they always support us and my mom made sure we were there at all times and my dad helped us out through athletics too. giving us the training we needed and exercise we needed, too. >> he's on the backook tour with
you, too. >> we have such -- two quick questions. first deflategate. >> oh. >> i know. >> what kind of question is this? >> if the nfl upholds the suspension, is it going to hurt the team? >> we'll see what happens. i mean we just have to worry about what i have to do and do what i have to do. >> tom is your colleague and friend. >> i think it should just -- he should get the four games wiped out, baby. wipe out the four games, roger, make it easy. put this in the past. it's pretty annoying that you keep holding it up. >> go pats nation right? >> go pats nation. you know it. >> thank you. rob gronkowski congratulations on your continued success. >> it is a fun read and interesting stories about your partying. >> you know it. >> do not try this at home. >> "it's good to be gronk" is on sale now. and the winds of change blow
movement of sorts is taking shape in new york's central park. we're in the park to show us how a small group is making it part of the landscape. >> reporter: statues of historical men like alexander hamilton are perched on pedestals all over the place. in the 143 acres, the only women you'll find are fictional, allen in wonderland and mother goose. now thanks to swift government action, that is about to change. at a half mile wide and 2 1/2 miles long central park is home to 22 statues of historical men. some recognizable like beethoven, others obscure like this statue of a 14th century polish king. >> i started thinking what is this guy doing in the park? you know? i mean seemed bizarre. >> reporter: long-time new yorkers, this couple launched a website advocating for women in the park. >> inevitably everybody says i can't believe it.
>> reporter: colleen jenkins is a women's history enthusiast who also got involved. >> is very often these are role models. you can look at columbus he's an explorer look at shakespeare, he's a playwright. who are the minimum? mother goose where are the role models. >> reporter: jenkins went to mitchell silver new york city's parks commissioner. >> i walked up to him after his speech about equality and equity and i said did you know there are no statues of real women in central park. >> i said this can't be. central park it can't be. i told her i'd like into it. i was shocked. >> reporter: silver discovered that since the 1950s, new york city has had an unofficial moratorium on new statues in central park. so he lifted it, immediately. giving jenkins and her group this spot for a statue near one of the park's entrances. >> this was the right thing to do at the right time. >> reporter: the new statue will feature two women who fought for
women's voting rights susan b. anthony and elizabeth katie stanton, the great great grandmother of colleen jenkins. she hopes the statue will be in place by 2017 the 100th anniversary of new york state, granting women the right to vote. >> they brought women into the democracy. so it's a perfect combination. >> reporter: colleen jenkins guarantees one thing, her group will have their women high up on a pedestal like the men. women in central park. we like it. we'll be right back. i like it. women on the money. women in central park. we'll be right back.
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good morning. it is 8:55. time for some news headlines. two more students who were injured in the berkeley balcony collapse are expected to return to their homes in ireland next week. that's according to irish media reports. 6 people were killed, 7 were hurt last month when a balcony crashed at an apartment building. and san jose will hold a parade today for a new local hero. the national hot dog-eating challenge peen 23-year-old mattie won the hot dog-eating contest on the for you. he ate 62 hot dogs beating defending champ joey chestnut also from san jose. i don't think i want to eat breakfast after that! >> or lunch! joey has a whole new goal now. good morning, everybody. heading out the door it's a gray slate next to the coast and into the bay but inland, good morning, san jose, you
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