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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, october 1st, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." hurricane joaquin gained strength overnight. new details on the path. did russia target cia-backed rebels? and a weight loss company sues its own customers for posting bad reviews. we begin this morning with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> as we head toward the weekend, a chance for a strike, making a landfall.
>> it's bearing down on the bahamas. >> russia has begun air strikes on isis. >> but the pentagon says the russians targeted enemies of assad. >> in ukraine he perceives the administration's position as weakness. >> a high ranking official at the secret service is encouraging staffers to release embarrassing information about senator chaffetz. >> what are they doing over there? >> kevin mccarthy suggesting the benghazi investigation gets credit for clinton's sagging poll numbers. >> this was always meant to be a partisan political exercise. >> donald trump says he's not buying the warm relationship between two of his rivals, jeb bush and marco rubio. >> they ate each other. it's political [ bleep ].
>> adults in the stand started fighting as the kids finished up their games. >> this man is trying to light a wells fargo branch on fire. it backfired. >> a bear on a kayak be trip took a turn for the worse for the kayak. >> it's going to cost so much money. that's just to overhaul it in the airports. >> it's a lot less expensive than a wall across the southern border. >> live streaming the next debate in virtual reality. >> your view could go from this to this. >> this morning's eye-opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." as you wake up in the west, a
new wave of flooding threatens the west coast. hurricane joaquin is churning in the atlantic and could make landfall in the united states in the coming days. right now it's pounding the bahamas with winds around 120 miles an hour. virginia has declared a state of emergency. >> deadly flooding affected parts of south carolina overnight. one person was killed in flash flooding. more than 6 inches of rain slammed maine yesterday. standing water filled roads. 6,000 people lost power. this morning in new jersey, crews will be building massive sand barriers on the beaches to prepare for the possibility of serious flooding there. lonnie quinn of our new york station, wcbs, is tracking joaquin. how does it look, lonnie? good morning. >> myself and my colleagues in weather departments all over the
country are having a tough time with the storm. not because of the intensity. we know what the storm is doing. it's growing. you have a category 3 hurricane, 120-mile-per-hour winds. if that gets to 130, you have a category 4 storm. it's crawling right now at only 5 miles per hour to the west-southwest. it is pummelling the bahamas. it's forget to make that turn to the north as it possibly becomes a cat 4. then it shoots up to the eastern seaboard. here is where all bets are kind of off. what i mean by in an is you still have your cone of concern, but we don't have the consensus that we had yesterday. yesterday, all these models brought it in around virginia or north carolina. forget about it now. they're all over the place. you've got a landfall down around the georgia shoreline. you've got three that keep it all the way out to shore. we've got to keep an eye on this one. depending on where it goes, this causes huge problems. now, this high pressure offshore is one of the reasons we're wobbling back and forth. if it goes further offshore, it
could go out to sea. a much calmer situation to the northwest. yes, some rain, but it doesn't have a name or number, just some wet weather. russian war planes reportedly attacking targets in syria this morning. u.s. officials say rebel fighters backed by the cia were hit in one of wednesday's opening round of air strikes. russia's foreign minutes insists they only attacked isis positions. secretary of defense ash carter says russia shah shou-- says ru should not prop up assad. >> it only risks escalating the civil war. that approach is tantamount, as i said then, to pouring gasoline on the fire. >> russia's planes are hitting areas of syria where isis is not in control. holly williams is in turkey's
hatay province along the syrian border. hold holly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. russia gave the u.s. short notice before launching air strikes. we are now in a dangerous situation, with both the u.s. and russia conducting air strikes in syrian airspace, but backing different sides in the country's civil war. russian war planes struck rebel held areas in central and northern syria despite russia's claims that it hit isis positions. at least some of the targets appear to be in areas that are not controlled by isis or groups linked to al qaeda. 36 civilians were killed, including children, according to syrian opposition forces. a syrian rebel commander who is backed by the u.s. told us the russians will be treated as
occupiers. russia has backed the syrian regime in the country's four-year-long civil war, in direct opposition to the u.s., which supports syria's so-called moderate rebels. the syrian war has already passed more than 250,000 lives and forced nearly 12 million people to flee their homes. for weeks now, russia has been building up forces on an air base near the syrian city of latakia, with over 30 fighter jets as well as helicopter gunships and antiaircraft systems. the u.s. says it does not object to russia targeting isis but fears that attacks on other groups will only serve to make the syrian conflict even bloodier. as america continues its air strikes against isis in syria, the u.s. and russia will hold talks this week to reduce the
risk of an accidental collision in syrian airspace. charlie? >> holly in turkey, thank you so much. cbs news senior security contributor michael morell is a former deputy director of the cia. michael, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> what do these air strikes tell us about russia is trying to do and what is the risk of a wider war? >> what putin is trying to do here, channrlie, is strengthen assad, prop up assad. that's why he's going after the moderate opposition, because they've put assad under the most pressure he's been under since the fall of 2012. the reason he's doing that is he did not want assad to fall, because he really believes that if assad falls, there will be more instability in syria, giving more running room to isis, maybe even having isis in damascus. that's why he's doing what he's doing. >> does the u.s. believe that? >> so i don't think putin is thinking about this right,
charlie. he's absolutely right that if assad leaves tomorrow with no follow-on government, then you're in a libya kind of situation with chaos. but the u.s. plan all along is a transition from assad to another government. that's what we have to have. that's the only solution here. and putin has just made that much more difficult. >> how does this complicate things? you hear president putin saying that these air strikes were to attack terrorists. u.s. officials say the attack was not directed at isis. if you look at the map, gunships and airplanes are near homes where there are few if any militants of the islamic states. do the u.s. and russians need to get together quickly and work this out? >> so norah, the risk is that we're both flying in the same airspace, in the same country. you have to deconflict.
and that deacconflicdeconflicti be, this morning we're flying here, you're flying there. there needs to be that kind of dialogue. hard to imagine russia and the united states doing that. >> do you get to deconflict if you're only giving one hour notice? >> no, you don't. >> why do they keep going with this narrative? >> because, to go back to what i said to charlie earlier, they really are focused on isis, but they're focused on isis in the sense that if assad falls, isis grows, right? so they're trying to protect assad. so they're going after all of assad's enemies. >> mike, this is the first time russians have conducted combat operations in the middle east since the end of waorld war ii.
>> correct. they and the british invaded iran at the end of world war ii to protect oil supplies for the allies. the primary focus of putin here is protecting assad, right? the second is, he's always wanted to be a big player in the middle east and this give s him that. there is a symbolic aspect to this as well. >> thank you, michael. vladimir putin expressed concern about a power vacuum in syria if president assad is pointed out. putin pointed out other situations that he says have led to disaster. >> you have said that a strong centralized government is in the dna of russia. and you have a huge fear, as you suggest, an anarchy in syria and other places, of no strong
government. that's the fear that vladimir putin has. >> translator: well, i'm not saying there's no strong government in the country. i'm saying that if there is no government at all, then there will be anarchy and a vacuum. and this vacuum and anarchy will rapidly transform into terrorism. take iraq, for example. there was a well-known figure, saddam hussein. whether he was good or bad, you've probably forgotten that. at some stage the u.s. was cooperating very actively with saddam when he was fighting iran. you helped him with arms. political cover was provided, etc. then for some reason, you had a falling out, and the u.s. decided to eliminate saddam. but by eliminating saddam hussein, the u.s. eliminated the
iraqi government and thousands of people from the former baath party. the sunni elite were thrown out on the streets. nobody thought about them. we're not against some country showing its leadership somewhere. we're against thoughtless actions that are hard to correct. >> interesting insights from the russian president. >> and it points out again, charlie, our timely your interview was with putin. it makes you think what he knew at the time when he was talking to you. >> and what he planned to do. we'll be watching how much cooperation there is now between the united states and russia with respect to future air strikes. >> indeed. and hundreds of thousands of syrians are fleeing fighting there. donald trump says that if he's
president, none of them who come to the u.s. will be allowed to stay. trump and two of his republican rivals were asked about syria at campaign stops in new hampshire. major garrett in washington is tracking the republican race. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the syrian refugee crisis, the worst the world has seen since world war ii, took center stage in new hampshire last night. donald trump, jeb bush, and ben carson all faced the issue. the resulting contrast, stark and memorable. >> this could be one of the great tactical ploys of all time. >> reporter: donald trump said he doesn't want the u.s. to host syrian refugees, saying they could be part of isis. >> i put people on notice who are coming here from syria as part of this mass migration, that if i win, if i win, they're going back. i'm going back, i'm telling you. they're going back. >> reporter: not far away, a woman wept while asking jeb bush
how he would help her 14 syrian relatives who recently escaped to turkey. >> people are leaving not because they're immigrants looking for a better life. they're leaving because if not they'll die. it's that simple. and we have to play a role in providing support. >> reporter: afterward, bush was told about trump's plan to expel syrian refugees. >> if you didn't hear that young woman's heart and have a sense that it's important to be on the side of people seeking freedom, then that's not the america i know. >> reporter: ben carson came down largely on trump's side. >> unless we have a mechanism of guaranteeing that we're not bringing in jihadists or people who are predisposed to become radicalized, it is the handwriting of foolishness. >> reporter: effective today the obama administration is admitting 10,000 more syrian refugees. the united nation's high commissioner says 400,000 syrian
refugees must be resettled outside of the middle east. the u.s. has been called to accept 100,000 refugees over the next calendar year. >> major garrett reporting from washington, thank you. a new set of hillary clinton's e-mails this morning showings the security threat to her private server when she was secretary of state. officials found three state department e-mails that should have been classified as secret. other messages came from hackers trying to steal clinton's personal information. nancy cordes is in washington where officials believe the hacking attempt was connected to russia. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those phishing e-mails were disguised as speeding tickets, five of them, that popped up in clinton's private in-box in 2007. security officials say they demonstrate the risk of using a private server to conduct government business. they claimed to be from the new york state department of motor vehicles.
recipients, including clinton, were told they had been caught speeded and should click on the attached ticket to pay it. that attachment was infected with a remote access trojan, or r.a.t. >> once the r.a.t. is on your computer, they can eavesdrop on your keyboard, all the websites you visit, all the files you open. they can even steal information convertly. >> reporter: a clinton spokesman tells cbs news there is no evidence she opened the attachment, that all these e-mails show is that like millions of other americans she received spam. the latest e-mail release comes amidst an uproar over the house committee investigating the benghazi attacks, after the house speaker-in-waiting, kevin mccarthy, seemed to acknowledge its purpose was to bring down clinton. >> everybody that you say hillary clinton was unbeatable. but we put together a benghazi committee, a special committee. what are her numbers today?
>> reporter: democrats pounced. >> it means this is a hoax. >> reporter: they called the committee a political smear campaign and demanded it be shut down. clinton said mccarthy's comments revealed the truth about the committee. >> this was always meant to be a partisan political exercise. >> reporter: whatever it is, it has hurt clinton, and not just her poll numbers, but now her fundraising numbers too. the clinton campaign announced last night it raised $28 million over the last quarter. and that's less than 5 million more than vermont senator bernie sanders, who raised most of his money in small amounts online and not at big fundraisers. he's also, norah, got a much smaller staff to pay. >> thank you, nancy. this morning a lucky power ballplayer is waking up as a multi-millionaire. one ticket worth $310 million was sold in three rivers, michigan. it matched all five numbers and the power ball in last night's drawing.
the ticket came from this gas station. no one has come forward yet. gayle, you were not in three rivers recently, were you? >> i was not there. otherwise you would have heard about it. i hope it's a group ticket. you were going to say, oh, i would have told you. i'm feeling ill. i hope it's a group cold. >> what would you do with $300 million? >> i would actually share it. >> you are a good person. >> thank you. the secret service is getting more attention it does not want. ahead, how agents trying to embarrass a,,
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good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 7:26. here's what's happening. people in california continue to moot water saving goals as the drought continues. the water reorder is control board says people in the state met a mandate to save water for a third straight month. details will be released at a news conference later this morning. people in menlo park are bidding farewell to a 68-year- old local landmark. foster's freeze opened since the 1940s closed for the last time last night. a grassroots effort is under way to move the building and re- open the eatery and hopefully they can work that out. in the next half-hour at "cbs this morning" the last gun shop in san francisco about to
good morning. i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." slow traffic at the bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights are on still stacked up into the macarthur maze with slow traffic now through berkeley and emeryville. more sluggish traffic across the bridge heading into downtown san francisco. and highway 4 still sluggish in pockets leaving antioch bound for pittsburg. heavy through pittsburg down the willow pass. no accidents for 680 but slow for the southbound drive approaching the walnut creek interchange. heavy here too at the san mateo bridge. julie. >> it's funny, right now doppler is showing showers lining up right along the 580 and i-5 corridors. [ laughter ] >> light to moderate showers right now. unfortunately, on our roadways during the morning commute, most folks though seeing those showers taper off throughout the morning. we'll zoom in and i'll show you what i'm talking about there at 580 light to moderate cell. scattered showers today. temperatures mild.
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>> tom hanks is on to something. how did we know we would be talking about the secret service today? >> stephen colbert is on to something. >> you're right about that. i like tom. go back and hold yourself as a baby. that feels funny. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the secret service, we are talking about them today, because they are dealing with a different kind of attention this morning. senior supervisors apparently knew about an agent's plan to embarrass a congressman. that is according to a new inspector general report. we will show you why some apparently thought revenge on congressman jason chaffetz. that is ahead. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "usa today" reports on the approval of a funding bill to aconverted government shutdown. the government passed it 78-20 and the bill did not strip plan for planned parenthood. president obama signed it before the deadline on midnight and it funds the government until
december 11th. a counteroffensive last night five afghan. the taliban retreated outside the city. "the new york times" reports on how new york city police will monitor virtually all instances of force and it will include situations like the take-down of former tennis star james blake. a new tracking system and guidelines will be used. officers could face formal discipline if they fail to step in or use excessive force or do not call for help. >> the start of recreational marijuana sales in oregon today. for the first time it is legal to buy pot. some dispensaries opened at midnight pacific time. oregon will not start fully regulating sales and collecting taxes until january. some sellers are offering discounts and even free food today. the salt lake tribune says the director of the secret service promises to discipline agents who released information
about a utah congressman. a scathing report shows how dozens of agents including senior officials tried to embarrass representative jason chaffetz. jeff pegues is in washington nd shows us how the revenge could be a motive. >> reporter: they did not intend for the information they had to go public but it did and five-month investigation concluded they should have known paets. the inspector general found they violated agency policy and privacy laws. >> who are you holding accountable? >> we are going to wait. >> you're going to wait? that is the problem! that is the problem! we are going to wait? >> yes. >> that's the problem. >> reporter: just as representative jason chaffetz was grilling joe clancy, the inspector general some higher up were expecting to embarrass the congressman. >> they think saef a bomb, believe them. take them down. >> reporter: he has become a
frequent krk critic of the agency and investigating when agents allegedly drove drunk on white house grounds next to an active bomb investigation. the report says in retaliation, some at the secret service thought to access chaffetz 2003 application to be an agent, a violation of the privacy act. assistant director ed lowery allegedly wrote in an e-mail some information he might find embarrassing needs to get out. just to be fair. according to the report, the file was viewed 60 times by at least 45 agents. 18 senior level supervisors knew about the unauthorized access. by the time it leaked to the media, the report scolded the secret service concluding it doesn't take a lawyer to know what happened was simply wrong. clancy was hired to clean up the secret service. in a statement, he said any employee, regardless of rank or seniority who has committed
misconduct will be held accountable. chaffetz says the problems with the agency go further than what happened to him. >> the more i learned about the secret service, the more i recognized there is a deep-seeded culture problem and if they are doing this to me, who knows what else they are doing. it really is scary. >> reporter: the report said that the agents' actions were, quote, destructive and corrosive to the secret and joe clancy was brought in to right an agency making headlines for the wrong reasons but the ig report said he did not know what had happened, even though the people around him knew. gayle? >> some could say that is a problem too. thank you, jeff pegues. this morning the ferguson accuses a weight loss company of threatening companies who gave bad reviews. the federal trade commission is suing the weight loss company and saying their claims are baseless and its intent to silence unhappy customers is
lawful. elaine quijano takes us inside this battle. >> reporter: roca labs based in sarasota sold weight loss powders they said was a bypass to gastric bypass surgery. >> i don't think i will ever buy anything online again. >> reporter: jennifer shyry was thinking about getting gastric bypass surgery when she came across roca weight loss website. >> it was something i could do while at home and it wasn't surgery and i thought it would be easy to do and it said it would shrink your customer. >> reporter: the company claimed the customers could lose up to 120 pounds. shyry says it's a sham. >> it's like trying to eat rubber. >> reporter: when she posted her complaint on the better business
bureau's website, roca lab sued hr for breaking a so-called gag clause she didn't know she signed when purchasing the product. it states in part, you will not disparage roca labs and if you breach this agreement we retain all legal rights and remedies against the breaching customer. when jennifer tried to remove her comment she said -- >> they asked for my twitter account and facebook and wanted to know who he was texting and e-mailing. she intimate details i was not going to share with them. >> reporter: last week, the federal trade commission filed a lawsuit against the company alleging unfair practices saying not only is the gag clause illegal but it was buried in the fine print. mary engle is the head of the advertising practices. >> no way they knew it was existed in the first place.
>> reporter: it is marketed to children as young as 6. >> when you have an untested product, it's something we take very seriously. >> reporter: the product's effectiveness was also chaled after a doctor, retained by the ftc said the main ingredients listed were dietary fibers adding, quote, there is no sufficient reliable evidence for the weight loss claims. jennifer is not alone. the company has taken legal action against other customers and gone after a third-party website where unhappy customers posted negative reviews. mark ranassa represents the website. >> my client has a right to share that information. >> reporter: while no federal law prohibiting companies from trying to suppress negative reviews, the ftc hope the actions send a strong message. >> if a company is trying to oppress negative information, we
want to stop that. >> reporter: after repeated questions, roca labs and their attorney declined to comment for the story. 9 ftc says the company has agreed to challenge all actions pending the lawsuit. >> thank you for that. san francisco's last remaining gun store says it's being forced to close its doors. next, we will show you why. set your dvr so you can watch "cbs this morning" any time you like, if you're heading out the door. ♪ moderate to severe crohn's disease is tough, but i've managed. except that managing my symptoms was all i was doing. and when i finally told my doctor, he said humira is for adults like me who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. and that in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief.
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a showdown in san francisco between lawmakers concerned with public safety and the city's last remaining gun store, reaches an end game. the store is closing under siege from new regulations from city hall. john blackstone shows us how gun supporters wonder if it was even a fair fight. >> reporter: the modest store front in san francisco's mission
district doesn't do justice to the iconic status of high bridge arms. at the last gun shop in san francisco, it does as brisk a business in souvenir shirts as it does in firearms. >> we got a call from someone from minnesota yesterday. we sent two off to st. cloud. >> reporter: the shirts have been selling quickly since high bridge announced it's shutting down. >> at the end of october, we will be done. >> reporter: general manager steven alcairo says the business is pushed out of business by a proposed city law that would require never gun sale to be videotaped. >> when a customer takes delivery of their firearm, they want us to videotape that person doing that and to submit to the police department. >> reporter: gun buyers already to fill out a detailed form and go through a background check and a waiting period, but sending a videotape for the purchase to the local police says alcairo one regulation too
many. >> the idea was just announced. the following two weeks, sales just dipped. it was like a ghost town here. nobody was coming in. >> reporter: legislation hard proposed by mark farrell. >> if i have to choose between the existence of a gun store in san francisco or the public safety of our residents, i'm going to choose the public's safety of our residents every single day. >> reporter: do you have any evidence that, in fact, they have been supplying guns to people who shouldn't have guns? >> none in this store in particular. the target of this legislation is not one store in particular. >> reporter: but it's the only store in town. >> right now it is, but we have also heard that other stores were looking to san francisco and the residents of san francisco, they are demanding we do everything we can to make our streets safer. >> reporter: when high bridge closes gun buyers won't have to go far. a gun store just south of san francisco's city limits. will san francisco be any safer when your door shuts permanently? >> i don't think so. not at all. >> reporter: what will be lost if the store closes?
>> i think a piece of san francisco's history. >> reporter: the gun racks are emptying fast at high bridge. for those just looking for a shirt, the only ones left are extra large. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. ahead the no-show wedding guest who received a bill for uneaten food. plus he is one of the most unusual guide dogs ever. we will introduce to the canine who has given one blind runner new freedom.,,
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minute. hate it when that happens. a week later they received a bill in the mail for $75 to replace the two uneaten plates of herb-crusted fish. jessica posted it on facebook. one said, suck it up, buttercup bride. another wrote that is the risk you take when putting thousands of dollars into a wedding. i think when you're invited to a guest you're not supposed to play. to your point, norah, you should show up. what if stuff happens at the last minute? >> did they give an explanation as to why you can't attend before the party? >> or saened note that you'll be unable to attend. >> but should they have gotten a bill? >> no. >> charlie, should they have gotten a bill? >> no. >> okay. don't attack me, mr. rose! no, they shouldn't! that is tacky to do. >> we will call it a no-brainer. >> all right.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, october 1st, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including target's new sales strategy. why the retail giant is joining competitors that match each other's prices. but first here's a look at today's eye-opener at 8:00. >> it is pummelling the bahamas. >> joaquin is pounding islands near the bahamas. virginia has declared a state of emergency. >> both the u.s. and russia conducting air strikes in syria. but backing different sides in the country's civil war. what putin is trying to do is strengthen assad, prop up
assad. that's why he's going after the moderate opposition. >> the syrian refugee crisis took center stage in new hampshire last night. >> we have to play a role in providing support. >> if i win, they're going back. they're going back. >> those e-mails were disguised as speeding tickets and demonstrate the risk of using a private server. >> they should have known better. the inspector general found that they violated agency policy and privacy laws. >> the vatican will not confirm or deny if pope francis met with kim davis. >> at first she refused to meet with the pope because she was told there's a guy in a dress named francis here to see you. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and nora o'donnell. this morning, millions in the path of another wave of heavy rain and flooding. hurricane joaquin is now a category 3 storm.
it is battering islands near the bahamas. the storm is expected to move north and could make landfall along the east coast as early as this weekend. >> joaquin may deliver more rain to areas already drenched and dealing with the flooding. in south carolina, one person died overnight in flash flooding there. the conditions also created a sinkhole. communities up and down the coast are preparing for the potential impact of hurricane joaquin. crews in new jersey are building massive sand barriers along the beaches. our chief weather caster from new york is tracking the storm right now. lonnie, good morning. >> good morning. we talk about joaquin around the bahamas right now. a huge problem because it's staying there for about 24 hours with winds 100 miles an hour or let's look at the latest states from the national weather service. category 3 storm, winds at 120 miles per hour that is crawling at only about 5 miles per hour. 24 hours for this for the central and eastern bahamas. then it takes a turn to the
north. that will happen later today as it possibly becomes a cat 4 with winds over 130 miles per hour. does it make a landfall? that's the all-important question. right now -- there's a lot more uncertainty. could have a landfall anywhere from north carolina to massachusetts. and you see it loses a little bit of strength as it pushes north. the reason there's more uncertainty, yesterday when i was showing you all the models together, they were all bunched up around north carolina and virginia. today they're every which way. you've got three of the eight i'm showing you here not even making a landfall. and there's one model that's not depicted here which is pretty famous and became famous after superstorm sandy and that's the european. it's not depicted here because i can't animate it and make it move. right now the european keeps it way offshore. i'm talking south of bermuda. so this is one we watch about whether or not it will be our first landfall in the u.s. with a hurricane in over a year. but we'll follow this one.
back to you. >> thank you so much, lonnie. russia confirms this morning that its warplanes launched a second day of attacks in syria. moscow gave the united states one hour's notice on wednesday before launching its first round of strikes. american officials say one attack hit an area backed by rebel fighters backed by the cia. russia' strikes will extend the war and, quote, spread extremism. russia claims it only attacked isis forces but some of the targets seem to be in areas not controlled by isis or groups linked to al qaeda. nearly 12 million syrians have fled the fighting. u.n. officials this morning nearly doubled an estimate of the flow of refugees from syria to europe. but donald trump says any syrians who come to the united states will have to leave if he becomes president. trump continued attacking his republican rivals while campaigning in new hampshire. he imitated how jeb bush and marco rubio would answer questions about each other. >> what do you think of rubio?
he's my dear friend. he's so wonderful. i love him so much. then they ask rubio, who's running against bush? oh, he's my dear friend, wonderful -- they hate each other. trust me, i know. they hate so much -- they hate more than anybody in this room hates their neighbor, any. but it's political [ bleep ]. do you understand? >> how does he -- >> never seen a candidate like this. >> no, no, no. >> he knows. >> he knows how to entertain. >> and he never backs down. jeb bush told our boston station that you need some level of civility in order to solve problems. he was asked about trading a high-five with donald trump at the last debate. >> that was just maybe a little frustration on my part that he has disrespected my family.
it was a little more than a high-five. >> bush told new hampshire voters last night that donald trump has a hard time taking criticism and that he and marco rubio are friends. a houston film crew chose the wrong time and place to make a video promoting a city. they were shooting a famous "we love houston" sign when a man approached them with a gun. >> did one of these. and then out of his pants pulled out a gun. the guys literally put up their hands and walked backwards. >> the crew tried to catch the suspect. but he got away with about $15,000 in camera equipment. the photographer called the robber a fumbling idiot. and we are learning more about a yankees fan getting a whole lot of attention all across the country. we showed you yesterday how. his name is will smith. he failed to catch three balls at tuesday night's game in the bronx. he told us that he got the
tickets at the very last minute. >> i'm going to get some crap for it. but i department know i would wake up with my phone totally blown up. come into work, my boss, i said, what do i do? he said, either own it or walk away from it. and i decided, this is one you own. make the catches next time. >> smith said the half dozen beers he had during the game didn't help. >> yes! >> half dozen beers? >> half a dozen. the silver lining to the story is all the umpires signed a ball just for him. he plans to send it to his older brother, a marine stationed in north carolina. i like his attitude. >> exactly, to own it. exactly. >> have fun with it. >> is it good to drink six beers before the game? >> he's lucky it didn't hit him in the head. >> or break his glasses. a german shepherd has learned to guide a blind athlete on his runs, only on "cbs this
we're going to take you to heinz field where cbs sports analyst and former steelers coach bill cowher will preview tonight's steelers/ravens match-up. how will they do without their injured star quarterback, ben roethlisberger. is that his name? >> exactly right. a great quarterback who's injured. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> he's in the news sometimes. >> he's in the new sometimes for things. >> that's right. when heartburn comes creeping up on you. fight back with relief so smooth and fast. tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source.
♪ in today's morning rounds, we all know it's important to stay active. but for thousands of blind athletes across the country, just setting foot out the door can be a huge challenge. now one special dog is helping his owner not just walk out the door but run. in a report you'll see only on "cbs this morning," barry petersen brings us the extraordinary story of one man's journey to find the perfect running mate. >> reporter: it's natural that a
man would want to care for his canine companion. for centuries, dogs have been man's best friend. but in this story, it is a german shepherd named clinger who is in charge of caring for richard hunter. >> got to get all our gear. >> reporter: richard is blind and clinger is his guide dog. the only one in america trained specifically to lead a blind runner. >> steady. what clinger does when he runs with me is no different than his regular guide dog work. he's just moving at a slightly faster pace. he has a lot of drive. he likes to work. he can be highly focused. >> reporter: sounds like you, maybe? >> i think clinger actually has a lot more drive than i do. >> reporter: richard started losing his sight in his 20s when he was a marine corps second lieutenant. now 48 years old, he's almost completely blind. but despite that loss, richard started competing in triathlons with the help of human guides.
then one day during a bicycle training ride, richard and his guide collided with a car. he went through the windshield, his neck broken. >> that was a big wake-up call for me and my family. >> reporter: just three months later, he was back running races and nine months after the accident, he ran the boston marathon. there he spotted thomas panik whose school trains guide dogs for the blind. and there was an offhand remark. >> richard shouted out, i'm really curious, have you ever trained a guide dog to run? and i said, i don't know. it hasn't been done. >> reporter: trainers ben and jolene had to devise a new training program and the key was finding the right dog. enter clinger. >> he accepted every challenge we threw at him, exceeded it and gave us the ability to ask for more. >> reporter: over the next six months, they taught clinger to navigate curbs and obstacles at
a faster pace and thus think faster. then he was ready to meet richard. >> as rewarding as training clinger was, being able to work with clinger and richard together and watch the relationship develop with the two of them was a truly inspirational and amazing time for me that i will never forget. >> reporter: the partnership started with more training at a new york park. and goes on today at their california home. clinger can run six miles at a time. he memorizes each step of their path, always watching and warning of obstacles and creating a new kind of independence for richard. you don't need to call a friend, you don't need to have somebody come over. you guys, you buddies, can just go for a run? >> it gives me a lot of freedom. with clinger in my house, now we
have the flexibility that once he learns my routes that we're going to be able to leave the house whenever we want to and it's just him and i. there we go. good boy. >> if richard can open his door in the morning, be able to get out and have the freedom to know that he's safe, that to me is the definition of success. >> let's get up the hill. >> reporter: that means others may someday share what richard and clinger now have. >> if this program is successful, it's going to create the foundation for other people to follow in my footsteps. >> reporter: two athletes answering the call of the open road. >> good boy. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," barry petersen in fulso fulsome, california. >> i see why jolene was crying. >> what a great dog clinger is. to give him independence like that. >> you understand, charlie. >> i do, i do. brilliantly told, too. >> thinking about your own dogs.
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♪ a retail giant is aggressively changing its sales strategy this morning in time for holiday shopping. target says it will match the online prices up to 29 competitors, including amazon, walmart, and best buy. the new policy begins today in target stores and online. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is joining us with more. why is target doing this now? >> i think they are a little late to the party and a lot of their target competitors have gone doing it for a while. i think the new ceo is trying to ramp up the online presence and trying to be competitive and saying i'm putting a tent pole down here. we are in this online game. >> so practically speaking, if i go in and buy some detergent and let's say it's $10.99 and i can get it cheaper at walmart i can get a price match? >> you have to prove it and they
want to do that which is interestin that could be off-putting for people. they have to be fulfilled by the company itself and no third-party. >> you don't want to get into an argument with a sales clerk about it? >> i know! that is why only fewer than 5% of consumers actually take advantage of these price matching schemes. it used to be the retailer would freak out, we are going to move money if we do that? guess what? they find out consumers aren't using them any way. >> they are launching ahead of the holiday shopping season now. >> and a little scary we are doing a segment on october 1st on holiday shopping but shows you how important it is. when you look at target's presence, they are trying to say we are relevant and part of this. their online commerce and last quarterly report sales are up
from a year ago so they are making some progress. look. the holiday season we know is all important, right? >> right. >> but we cannot understand what the -- what a consumer is going to do between now and then. what do we know? we know the economy is a little bit shaky right now. the stock market is a little worrisome. if gas prices stay low and people think they will stay low, you're going to have a good holiday season. but if any of those things change, we could see a change in consumer behavior. it is almost like a connect the dots. economy, the people. >> i'm sure you guys know the answer to this but is there a place you with go online and will give you a comparison for whatever you want to buy? >> yes, absolutely. there is tons of appears out there. do a quick google search while in the store. you have the pricing information in your cell phone in front of your eyes. >> show that to them. >> thank you, jill. the author of "fear and
loathing" lives good morning, it's 8:25 time for some news headlines. one of the men who founded twitter is expected to be named as the company's new ceo today. jack dorsey had a previous stint as ceo and has been running the san francisco company on an interim basis. twitter has never made a profit. people in california continue to meet water savings goals as this drought lingers on. the water resources control board says people in the state met a mandate to save water for a third straight month. details are expected to be released at a news conference later this morning. in the next half-hour of cbs this morning, the legacy of legendary journalist hunter thompson. stay with us. traffic and weather in j [announcer] right now at sleep train, get up to 48 months interest-free financing
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you. meantime, the rest of the transit scene is looking okay. no delays for the "ace" train. bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on. that's been very slow this morning. it's still crowded into the macarthur maze. more heavy traffic all the way across the span heading into san francisco. so that's going to be a slow bridge as with the san mateo bridge that's crowded from end to end. >> thank you, liza. we are tracking showers on hi- def doppler. doppler showing most of the rain pushed east but there are cells offshore. we'll see scattered showers off and on throughout the day today somebody to keep in mind as we move on throughout the day today. highs today they will be mild once again below average for this time of the year. 77 fairfield and concord. 65 san francisco and 63 in pacifica. the extended forecast shows if you are tired of the rain, don't worry, we only have one more day. by tomorrow plenty of sunshine. temperatures warm. back to seasonal norms in the 80s friday and saturday, chance of showers sunday.
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just can't wait to get on the road again ♪ ♪ >> he's on the road again, that bill cowher. coming up in this half hour, nfl analyst bill cowher is standing by. that is heinz field in pittsburgh. for the preview of "thursday night football." we tag along with the steelers football coach as he delivers a golden football at his alma mater. how the experience helped define the rest of his life. it is said this man used to shoot at trespassers at his colorado compound. now his wife is inviting people
in. time to show you some of this morning's headlines around the globe. wholefoods will stop selling products made by prisoners. they have sold tailapia and goa cheese products from a prison since 2011. a man bought google.com. he got a message later saying his message for google.com was cancelled and the domain was no longer available. >> they caught that quick. canada's "toronto star" reports on a pregnant giant panda in the city's zoo. she is having twins. you know about that, norah o'donnell. she is on loan from china as part of a reproductive programs and new hopes for a healthy birth perh
for us. james brown takes us to carlton high school. >> reporter: this summer former steelers head coach bill cowher returned to his high school alma mater carlton high school. >> this school is very special. it's a one-read play! really, really enjoyed my years at carlton high school and memories that i will always have. he called that for three years! the one thing you can never take away is the relationships, the experiences that you have. there it is. >> reporter: cowher reunited with old friends and teammates at the 40-year reunion of his graduating class. >> i was very lucky and blessed
to have some very good teammates. today, wind. we are going to win. we enjoyed playing together. we played for each other. that's him! there he is! coming out of high school here, i was about 195 pounds. north carolina state gave me a chance. i got to try out in the pros and got cut and tried one more time and made it and played five years. >> reporter: following his playing career, cowher returned to his hometown pittsburgh steelers in 1992 as head coach. >> we move on and we win. >> reporter: and won super bowl xl. >> i'd like to thank my roots that started here and i'm very proud of that. >> reporter: lately, things haven't been easy for cowher's alma mater. in 2014 after just three games, the new head coach resigned. >> when coach quit, there were more kids that wanted to come out for the team because there is a different feel about this place. the whole district is a family. >> 1-2-3! >> family!
>> what we going to do? >> scott yoder was named head coach and the town rallied around the team when they returned to the field. >> when we showed up on the buses, nothing i've ever seen. it lets everyone know that they are here for each other. >> i'm just so glad to see them get through this very challenging period of time last year. ♪ >> seeing bill cowher walk in here was something amazing. >> how you were raised has a lot to do with where you go and i'm so proud to have have been from carlnton high school. we all get knocked down in life but your ability to get up and have persevere and let that be who define you. no greater honor than i have than to give this to coach yoder as a representation of this program and what you represent now. coach? >> thank you.
>> it's what we talked about. this is what family is about. >> the golden football, to me, is about where your roots are, where you started. because you get to the end, the end is about the journey. >> cbs sports nfl analyst bill cowher is inside heinz field. coach, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. good morning, everyone. >> inspiring words for you about how it took you on your journey. let's talk about tonight's game. how do the steelers do it without big ben? >> well, they got a really good group of players around them, charlie. i think when you look at this football team from antonio brown to le'veon bell who they just got back and a defense that has been playing very well. now the challenge they have tonight is they are going against a baltimore ravens team that lost three games. they are 0-3 so a huge game because they both trail cincinnati bengals team that is 3-0.
so obeying, big game in the afc north tonight. >> so what things do you think we will see with vick? >> i think what you're going to see is them do some things that are comfortable. it's a short week for him. has is the unfortunate part of but they still have, like i said, a lot of weapons around him. antonio brown. i think we could see a lot of le'veon bell in the running game. i think if you want to throw the ball with michael vick do it on first down. a baltimore defense has given up a lot of passing game but the biggest thing with michael vick be patient with the offense latin the game come to him and don't try to do too much too fast. >> we keep hearing that your coach mike tomlin has a no crutch rule. what does that mean? if you're on crutches you can't be on the sideline and if that is the case, how do you expect ben will contribute tonight? >> i think ben will contribute during the week. the biggest thing he is helping michael in his preparation. i think, right now, the biggest thing for ben is to get back and get healthy. in the meantime, michael vick
has played a lot of football and has a lot of weapons around him. he understands that. he will not see anything tonight that he hasn't seen before. the biggest thing he is going to see is a level of desperation from the baltimore ravens that is going to take them to a sense that they must come away with a win, somehow, swome way tonight. this is a big game. look in back of me. when you get inside the 20 yard line, it is called the red zone, but in pittsburgh we call it the ketchup zone. we have two ketchup bottles see in the end zone. there they are. when you get inside the 20 yard line they drop and its look like the ketchup is pouring out. only in pittsburgh can we define the heinz bottle as red ketchup. >> desperation is never a good feeling in anything tonight. how do you expect them to play tonight? >> like i said i know john harbaugh. they have had three games they lost and they have been leading in all three of these football games. the last two in the fourth quarter and two last-minute drives have beat them. again, this is a football team
with joe flacco, they have been to super bowls. steve smith is a big player what has kind of played with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder. they don't have terrell suggs and the heart and soul of their defense and they have to transition into a new defense without him. throw the records out the window when the two teams play. they have a dislike for one another is a kind way of saying it and a lot of hard hitting tonight. this is a big game for both of these teams and again trying to stay within reach of the cincinnati bengals who is now 3-0. >> when you look at the nfl and the afl, what surprises you most so far? >> i think when you look at all of this, a surprising start to some of the teams. new england patriots and denver broncos look very strong. it's funny to watch the den broncos and peyton manning transition into a new offense. what was lat we talked about peyton manning transition into an offense? you look on the nfc side of it, you know, it's still seattle and green bay packers. what kind of start they have gotten off to.
again, we talk about jurn jis. this is a long season and everybody will go through elements of challenges whether it's through injuries or tough losses at the end of the game. you have to kind of persevere. you have to be resilient and because a lot of times the end part is all about the journey that you take from the beginning to the end. we are in october. we have only played three games. a lot of football left to be played. the story is unfolding before our eyes. >> coach cowher, thank you. listen. how did you get through that session when you went back to your school without getting choked up? i got choked up watching you here in the studio. what did that mean to you? >> you know what, gayle? i went back there yesterday when i landed. they have a tough game on friday. as i told them, you know, they are trying to change a culture. when you try and change a culture, you know, it's a process. and it's challenging and can also be very defining as well. these young boys and the coach, they are embracing the challenge that lies ahead of them and find a way to get out of
counterculture hero hunter s. thompson lived life to the fullest. almost 50 years ago, he gained fame with a new brand of reporting he called gonzo journalism. over the years, he became an iconic figure. fans wanted to experience him in person. news from our the farm, thompson's legendary compound. >> reporter: not far from these chic resort town of aspen, colorado, it's unassuming habit that gave r rocky mountain high a whole new meaning. it was the home of hunter s. thompson.
journalist, novelist and troublemaker and hero. despite nearly 40 years, binge drinking and chain-smoking. >> i might need more hash. i got things that will drive you completely mad. >> reporter: iconic. >> suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and this guy was what looked like huge bats. >> reporter: here in las vegas, one of two books turned into a movie starring johnny depp. >> hunter was like a teenage girl. >> reporter: a teenage girl? >> he was like a teenage girl during that period in the body offerly -- elderly dope fien. >> reporter: she ended up his second wife. >> he would pull that typewriter forward and start clicking on that typewriter. it was beautiful in the house. >> that's a good time.
>> it made him happy. it made everyone happy. >> reporter: when they married, hunter promised her a good ten years. but she only got two. he committed suicide in front of his typewriter here in the cabin's kitchen in 2005. >> after so many years, i'm still expecting hunter to be at that chair. >> reporter: what do you miss the most? >> his physical body, his presence, his voice, him being here. >> reporter: anita left everything much as hunter left it. masks hanging off a cactus. his reading glasses hitched to a lamp shade. >> it brought me comfort to keep things as they were. that was the reason i was doing it. >> reporter: but some fans couldn't leave her in peace. >> the trespassing is a problem. we deal with it not like hunter dealt with it. he dealt with it shooting out the window or shooting at them. >> reporter: instead, she has decided to invite a select few to visit the farm, making it a
museum of sorts, as long as she approves the guest list. i know it's been ten years and be, obviously, it's not exactly the same, but the feel of it, the spirit of it. >> uh-huh. there is a lot of energy here. there is no doubt about it. you feel it when you walk in. >> reporter: do you still feel that? >> absolutely. it's palpable. this is? >> this is the room. >> reporter: where he did everything? >> this is where he wrote "fearing in las vegas." he start his campaign for sheriff. this was his sacred room. >> reporter: left behind are old credit cards, his favorite press badges and a pack or two of dusty dunhill. >> the only thing has changed is i moved all of the spider webs away. >> reporter: outside hunter's famous convertible is as shiny as ever. >> this is the red shark. >> reporter: minibottles still full rest where most drivers would put their coffee. >> tangeruay.
if he was tridrinking this you w it was summertime. he loved gin in the summer. >> reporter: we saw guns and bombs as two of life's great pleasures he saw and evidence by the riddled bullet keg. he and his pal who owned the farm once strapped dynamite to a jeep just for fun. >> the important thing was we were going to experience a shock wave, you know? >> reporter: you wanted the shock wave? >> and it knocks the wind out of you a little bit. we are standing there together doing this. yes! at least now we can drink! >> reporter: it's quieter here than it was in hunter's day, although anita still uses his nickel-plated shotgun to blow things up once in a while. geez! >> all right! hunter, we love you! >> reporter: there is no
explaining hunter s. thompson. even fans lucky enough to get an invite here might walk away more baffled than enlightened. ♪ literary icon, mad genius? or both. come to our farm and you decide. but keep your head down while you're here. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan, in woody creek, colorado. >> that brings back memories for you. >> he was a great guy but he was also a very good friend of ed bradley, our late, loved, cbs correspondent. >> i love that his ashes were fired out of a cannon. >> he would have liked that too. >> you get a call when you drove to aspen, it's hunter. hunters is here. get out of here. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back.
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good morning, it's 8:55. time for some news headlines. starting today, californians with traffic tickets can settle for a fraction of what they owe. the amnesty program only applies to tickets issued before 2013 and doesn't apply to reckless driving or dui. today's the day u.s. retailers are supposed to have installed terminals for new computer chip credit cards. consumers who have not received the chip cards can still swipe their old ones. the napa valley wine train is expected to get hit with a racial discrimination lawsuit today. that's after 11 women were kicked off the train in august, all but one are african- american. here's julie with the forecast. >> we're tracking showers today. here's a live look outside.
you can see gray skies over the san francisco bay although some breaks in the clouds here. we are going to see likely scattered showers throughout the day today although for the most part we are drying out. breaks in the rain much of the rain has moved off to the east but we are going to leave a chance of showers at least through the morning hours. high temperatures today below average once again for this time of year. 77 fairfield. 72 vallejo. and 63 in pacifica. extended forecast shows the sun returns tomorrow with mild temperatures. highs back to seasonal norms in the 80s for friday and saturday. then sunday once again we are throwing in a chance of showers and we remain cooler monday through midweek next week. a check of traffic is coming up after the break. [announcer] you're on the right track to save big during sleep train's triple choice sale. for a limited time, you can choose up to 48 months interest-free financing
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good morning, i'm liza battalones with your "kcbs traffic." long delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. now an accident in oakland eastbound 580 this is on your approach to highway 24. chp says it involves a motorcycle and several other vehicles. very long delays again for east 580. meantime westbound stacked up at the macarthur maze with more traffic across the bridge into san francisco. northbound 101 heavy before embarcadero, an accident blocking a lane of traffic.
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