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♪ it's friday, september 25th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." pope francis takes new york city by storm. another jam packed day is in store with a visit to the u.n. after making a historic address before congress. breaking overnight, severe weather wallops the southeast. a likely tornado shreds neighborhoods near charleston, south carolina. and tour bus tragedy. at least four students are killed when a duck boat collides with their charter bus on a
seattle bridge. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us, i'm anne-marie green. pope francis speaks to world leaders this morning at the united nation. after his address at the u.n. the pope will participate at a service at the 9 oe 11 memorial, visit a school in harlem, lead a processional in central park and hold a mass in madison square garden. he held a prayer service. >> good morning, anne-marie. this will be the most jam packed tour the pope will have. while there is plenty of excitement his messages are getting more serious. the vatican flag will be raised for the first time outside the united nations this morning ahead of pope francis's visit to the general assembly.
world leaders including president obama are said to be adopting a set of goals by 2030 including ending poverty and combatting climate charge. in his comments before congress francis spoke forcefully on those issues while calling attention to immigration. >> we must not be taken aback by the numbers but, rather, view them as persons. >> reporter: fairfield university priest expects francis will use his speech today to highlight the crisis. >> he considers the immigrants today in the world in general discriminated against. >> reporter: shortly after arriving in new york yesterday afternoon francis turned his attention to matters of the church during a service at the newly renovated saint pat tricks cathedral. he received a standing ovation from american nuns after thanking them for their service to the church. >> this positive procession is a sign of the awareness of the pope of the importance of the
service of women in the church. >> reporter: michelle fioroni is among thousands anxiously waiting to hear what the holy father will say next. she was selected by lottery to attend the mass at madison square garden. >> he speaks to us old, young, people who don't feel accepted in the church. i hope they don't feel that way any longer. >> reporter: while the pope will meet with the powerful here at the u.n. this morning, he will return to his roots as the people's pope when he meets with students at an east harlem catholic inner city school. as we reported, pope francis's message to world leaders at the u.n. today will likely touch on many of the same issues he raised during his address to congress yesterday, but this morning it seems the pope's call to lawmakers for a spirit of cooperation fell on deaf ears for some. daniel nottingham is in new york with that. danielle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning,
anne-marie. for about an hour yesterday on capitol hill a feeling of goodwill overcame the usual partisan rancor but it was a brief reprieve once the first papal speech to congress was over. it was back to business as usual. >> mr. speaker, the pope of the holy see. >> reporter: the pope waited little time to address issues that caused bitter disputes in washington. he asked lawmakers to embrace immigrants. >> we, the people of this continent, have no fear of foreigners. >> reporter: he argued the death penalty should be abolished, referenced abortion and called on congress to address climate change. >> i am convinced that we can make a difference, i'm sure. >> reporter: the pope's speech brought john boehner, a practicing catholic, to tears on many occasions. many were moved by his
compassion. as emotional as it was for some, the pope didn't change many minds. >> do i think there has been a change of heart or change of mind with some? again, i think we all need an opportunity to process much of what the pontiff had to say. >> reporter: referring to the pope's call for better treatment of immigrants, republican congressman bill flores said i don't think other countries would like it if we crashed their borders and invaded their countries. and soon after the pope left despite his call to defend human life, they voted to defund planned parenthood. >> reporter: the pope used the word dialogue several times. it was a pointed message to lawmakers and with the government set to run out of funding in less than a week, we'll see how that all plays out, anne-marie. >> danielle nottingham here in new york.
thank you, danielle. we take a look at the massive security operation designed to protect the pope. early this morning a likely tornado touched down in the area of charleston, south carolina. the storm ripped siding off homes and tore down trees and power lines. there are no immediate reports of injury. crews are working to clear streets of debris. nearly 4,000 homes lost power. and the ntsb is taking over the investigation into the deadly crash between a tour vehicle and a charter bus in seattle. it killed four international students and injured more than 50 others. allyson grandy of our seattle affiliate cairo reports. >> reporter: tow trucks used to remove the buses off the bridge. it will be picked up by the feds who will examine the wreckage. >> i couldn't see anything. the see the feat fell on me, my
>> four passengers killed, more than 50 injured. first responders put the most critical on the red tarp. >> people returned from the duck bus, some people bloodiebloodie unconscious. >> lance jacobson was driving behind the duck vehicle. >> he started wandering into the middle lane so i stayed back a bit. >> reporter: jacobson said he moved to the right and hit the barrier. >> he overcorrected and went across all the three lanes and the bus. >> i was in a tan suv and the duck bus came across my lane and hit the other bus. >> he collided head on. caught in the crash, he's convinced the duck bus had a mechanical problem. >> i saw a red liquid spewed across my lane and it appeared to be coming from that tire. >> reporter: investigators focused on that tire as they measured and took photographs.
>> shocked and grateful that i came out unscathed. >> reporter: ntsb investigators are on their way to seattle from washington, d.c. they will meet with the seattle police department about the investigation so far here on the bridge, then they'll go to a secure warehouse to look at those damaged vehicles. in seattle, allyson grandy for cbs news. saudi arabia's king is promising a speedy investigation into the stampede that killed more than 700 muslim pilgrims near a holy site. the disaster happened yesterday when two waves of pilgrims met in the outskirts of the holy city of mecca. it's the deadliest incident at the annual hajj pilgrimage. it draws some 2 million people from around the world. president obama and russian president vladimir putin will meet next week during the united nations general assembly but the two nations are at odds over the focus of the talks. washington insists the meeting should be about russia's involvement in eastern ukraine.
putin addresses the u.n. general assembly on monday. charlie rose spoke to him just a few days ago for "60 minutes." >> what do you admire most? >> translator: i like the creativity. >> creativity? >> translator: creativity when it comes to your tackling problems. their openness, openness and open mindedness because it allows them to unleash the inner potential of their people and thanks to that america has attained such amazing results in developing their country. >> you can see more of charlie's interview of russia's interview of vladimir putin right here on cbs. president obama is hosting china's president at the white house for a formal state visit today. his talkss with xi jinping.
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a brief health scare for fed chair janet yellen. volkswagen is driving change after its cheating scandal. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. janet yellen needed medical care during her speech. she had to stop. a spokeswoman said yellen felt dehydrated after a long day. after being checked out she felt better and continued with her schedule. in the speech yellen said the u.s. is on track to raise interest rates. here on wall street investors may be encouraged by yellen's talk on interest rates. yesterday the dow lost 78 points, s&p lost 6. caterpillar is cutting thousands of jobs. they say more than 10,000 people will be laid off after consolidations and closures of manufacturing facilities through 2018. this comes after sales and revenue expectations for caterpillar weakened in 20 115 d
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the united nations. this is where pope francis will address world leaders today. good morning, it is friday, september 25. i'm michelle griego. >> is it friday? >> it's friday. >> it feels like a friday. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30. a big advocate of the two-day workweek. work monday, work friday, it's a great week. good to be back. let's get you out the door with traffic and weather. that all-important weekend forecast. >> it was 100 degrees in my backyard yesterday. another day with temperatures at least 10 to 15 degrees above average. good morning, everyone. taking a look at the clear skies at sfo. look how mild it is in the 50s to the mid-60s. later today we are talking about numbers spanning from the 80s at the beaches, 80 central bay up to the mid- to high 90s inland. the full forecast plus the weekend coming up. first, good morning, gianna. >> good morning. we have a busy start to our friday drive. we have reports of an accident westbound san mateo bridge right at the toll plaza. it is blocking lanes. the tow crews are now on scene so hopefully, that will wrap