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cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great day. cbs this morning is coming up next. have a great day. captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. thursday, may 18th. welcome to "cbs this morning." a former fbi director robert mueller is named special counsel to lead the investigation into russia's election meddling. this morning, president trump called the probe the greatest witch hunt in history. >> breaking news this morning, former fox news chairman roger ailes dies at age 77. also grudge music pioneer and lead singer of sound garden, chris cornell is dead at the age of 52. the nfl launches an inquiry into the health of tom brady. why gisele bundchen's comments to charlie about brady having a concussion has the league scrambling. >> we begin with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds.
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look at the way i've been treated lately. no politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly. >> a special counsel is assigned to the russia investigation. >> do you think that the appointment of robert mueller will stop the talk of impeachment? >> they're just going to change their talking points and say this administration is in chaos. >> the president's alleged ties to russia has become too much for our country to bear. he's brought this town to a screeching halt. fox news and fox business pioneer roger ailes has died. he was 77 years old. >> roger gave every single one of us on this couch an opportunity. >> sad news for rock lovers around the world, chris cornell died overnight. ♪ >> the nfl is investigating allegations made by gisele bundchen, her husband tom brady suffered from concussions last season. >> air canada flight diverted
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when a passenger tried to open the cabin door while the plane was still in the air. >> all that -- >> a graduation ceremony became memorable for all the wrong reasons. >> full-fledged brawl. >> it's a graduation! >> high fly ball, centerfield, and makes the catch and rays win! >> all that matters. >> according to a new poll, if he ran for president, dwyane johnson would beat donald trump 42 to 37%. >> the only way the rock could lose, is if he's running against paper. >> on "cbs this morning." >> yesterday's leaked memo apparently written by former fbi director james comey is being held up by many as evidence the president should be impeached. >> first he helped trump get elected now he could be the reason trump gets kicked out. call me -- cacomey -- comey rem me offerly black mother, i
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brought you into this world and child i can take you out of it. >> this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." a special counsel is now in charge of investigating russian interference with the last presidential election. the justice department appointed former fbi director robert mueller yesterday with almost no warning. he will take over where the bureau's investigation left off that could lead to more trouble for the trump administration. >> trump tweeted this morning, quote, this is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in american history. mueller was named a special counsel one day after we learned a memo by fired fbi director james comey said the president asked him to stop an investigation of general michael flynn. jeff pegues is at the justice department. good morning. >> good morning. the memo was really a turning point that pushed doj to make this move, bringing in robert
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mueller changes things. he is the former fbi director and he is highly regarded in washington by both democrats and republicans. as special counsel, he will have the power to prosecute if crimes were committed. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein says in a statement the special counsel will ensure a full and thorough investigation of the russian government's efforts to interfere in a 2016 presidential election. it was rosenstein's move since attorney general jeff sessions recused himself from all russia-related investigations over his own contacts with the russian ambassador, but sessions did play a role in former fbi director james comey's firing last week. president trump was said to be measured in his response to robert mueller's appointment as he huddled with his senior staff in the oval office. the white house released a statement, saying there was no collusion between my campaign
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and any foreign entity. i look forward to this matter concluding quickly. mueller who resigned from private practice for this appointment wrote, i accept this responsibility and will discharge it to the best of my ability. he served as fbi director for a dozen years, starting a week before the 9/11 attacks. before that he led the u.s. probe into the 1988 pan am 103 bombing. at the time it was the deadliest terrorist attack against americans. >> you want to know who ordered it and you want to know who approved it and who else was involved in carrying out the attack. >> reporter: mueller has been promised resources in this investigation to follow leads, even the resources of the fbi. he has also been given broad authorities to chase those leads wherever they may go. gayle. >> all right. thank you jeff. on capitol hill lawmakers generally agree that robert mueller is the right choice. in a statement republican house speaker paul ryan said, i welcome his role at the department of justice.
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house oversight committee chairman jason chaffetz said mueller has impeccable credentials and chuck schumer tweeted this, mueller is, quote, the right kind of individual to serve as special counsel. three congressional committees are asking james comey to testify and also want the fbi to turn over all information about comey's conversations with the president. reuters reports this morning that michael flynn and other trump campaign advisors had at least 18 previously undisclosed contacts with russian officials and learning that the trump transition team knew flynn faced legal scrutiny weeks before the innagation. "the new york times" says flynn told transition lawyers in early january he was under federal investigation for secret work as a paid lobbyist for turkey. despite that warning flynn was sworn in as donald trump's national security adviser on january 22nd. flynn was forced to resign on february 13th. major garret is at the white house with more on the story. major, good morning. >> good morning.
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the new flynn revelations add to the white house woes and filling the fbi director vacancy has become a conspicuous challenge after two candidates withdrew their names the white house was eg to show the search was not stalled. it brought in new candidates among them al gore's running mate in 2000 joe lieberman. the white house orchestrated this mini parade of fbi director candidates amid a firestorm over the dismissal of fbi director james comey. adding to that firestorm -- >> lock her up. >> reporter: ousted national security adviser michael flynn. flynn reportedly told now white house counsel don mcgahn on january 4th he was under federal investigation. that conversation and another later showed the trump transition team knew about the flynn investigation far earlier than previously reported. the white house is still dealing with the president's oval office disclosure of highly classified intelligence with russian officials. russian president vladimir putin joked about the episode and
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called it political schizophrenia. to quiet the controversy he offered to give congress a russian transcript of the discussion. sean spicer said he was unaware of russian tapes at the oval office meeting. >> no politician in history, and i say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. >> reporter: seeking refuge at the coast guard academy wednesday the president delivered a woe is me commencement speech. >> things are not always fair. >> reporter: and told cadets perseverance is key. >> you will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted. but you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. >> reporter: the president has grown increasingly frustrated with his senior staff and we are told is actively seeking replacements. one seen he official described all of the russia story as noise and b.s.
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but one outside white house adviser said dysfunction at this white house has reached the highest levels, a significant concern, charlie, as the president prepares to be leave tomorrow for his first overseas trip. >> john dickerson cbs news chief washington correspondent. he's also the host of "face the nation" and he joins us from washington. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> start with this question, what are the implications of this, because mueller seems to be supported on both sides of the aisle and he has significant power to do something? >> the implication for the president are think about this, he said all these investigations into russia, collusion with the trump campaign, they were a witch hunt, the fbi investigation was -- shouldn't go anywhere. now, this investigation has been re-energized, it's been revalidated, and somebody has been put at the top both republicans and democrats have prised. so this can no longer be knocked down by the president as a partisan witch hunt and also the president now has to be careful
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about what he says about it because in the mix, in the story now, is the off thebooks conversation with former director comey about possibly wrapping up the investigation so anything the president says now about it, hs to be seen in that light where people are talking about obstruction of justice. >> john, do you have any information on how the white house is feeling about this latest turn of events? we've heard public statements? >> well you know, they feel whipsawed by what's been of ten days of constant pounding. i mean and a lot of the trouble is self-inflicted. some of it has been newspaper reports about -- about things, but a lot of it also has been just poor planning, the comey firing was handled in a way that just exacerbated lots of problems that couldn't get their story straight, that's been -- that's happened again with the story about what the president may have said in the oval office with the russian foreign minister, so they are feeling pretty battered over there. >> what limitations are there on this special counsel?
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>> well, the limitations, looks like there's not that many of them and that you have two things. one, the way the power that mueller has been given looks like he can not only look at the underlying question of russia and the trump campaign but anything that comes up in the course of the investigation he would want to look into. you have his reputation in the way he comports himself, he doesn't put up with nonsense. if he wants to investigate something and anybody tries to stop him, that's not going to be a quiet by him. he's going to do what he wants to do. he has that bipartisan support from both parties, which gives him a lot of political power too. >> i don't want to lose sight of the fact that the president leaves tomorrow op his first foreign trip, his first stop, saudi arabia. he will have lunch with 50 leaders from around the muslim and arab world. ands theres a significant deals that will be announced, right? >> there are significant deals. this is a test not only of the president but of his
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administration. the ability to lay out a foreign trip with what they called deliverables, things he can praise and show that he has relationships in these cities. often presidents have recouped when they are in trouble by going overseas, acting presidential, carrying off the kind of set things that a president has do, so this comes at the right time, but as former secretary of defense robert gates said to us, the president has to stick to the script. >> he's also going to make a major speech on islam? >> he is. which will be really fascinating, given the many things he has said over the course of the campaign and some of the things that have been said by some of his close advisors about the religion and his connection to terrorism. >> all right. john, we will all be watching. thank you very much. roger ailes, one of the most influential and controversial figures in cable news died this morning. the founder and long-time chairman of fox news was forced out last year over sexual harassment allegations. anna is with us, anna good
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morning. >> good morning. roger ailes was a titan of the broadcast industry helping rupert murdoch launch fox news more than two decades ago. he named the channel one of the most influential tv networks but his career ended in scandal. >> we learned some sad news this morning that our former ceo roger ailes passed away this morning. >> reporter: for two decades, roger ailes helped build fox news from the ground up. >> we've invested a lot in politics from day one. >> reporter: ailes spoke to charlie rose in 2001. >> and we think that politics is really america's favorite indoor sport. >> yeah. >> whether people talk about it, they vote, they don't vote, they all have opinions about the issues. >> reporter: before his time at fox news ailes was a well-known political consultant working with presidents richard nixon, ronald reagan and george h.w. bush. >> you are about to enter the no spin zone. >> reporter: ailes was essential in helping fox news rise to power behind personalities like bill o'reilly who recently left
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the network over sexual harassment allegation but was one of its biggest stars for years. >> i am bill o'reilly, thanks for watching us tonight. >> we kind of created people like bill o'reilly. we didn't create him in the sense that bill has been around for 25 years, but we gave him a form to do his thing in prime time. >> the philosophy is to -- in prime time you have to create personalities, is that the idea? >> yeah. you have to create ratings. in the end it's about ratings and if you can't get ratings you don't survive. >> reporter: last year ailes ran into his own trouble at the network at resigned in july in the wake of sexual harassment allegations and a mountain of negative publicity. in a statement ailes' wife said roger was a loving husband, he was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in country that gave him so much opportunity. ailes was 77 years old. gayle? >> anna, thank you. this morning the music world is remembering grudge rock pioneer chris cornell. ♪
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cornell died unexpectedly last night in detroit at the age of 52. his death is being investigated as a possible suicide. cornell's music career spanned more than three decades and he performed with a number of bands. this video is believed to be from his final show last night just hours before he died. anthony mason is here with the latest. anthony, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just before that show at the fox theater in detroit last night, cornell tweeted out a picture of the marquee. he was in the midst of a month-long tour with sound garden, a band he fronted, which along with nirvana and pearl jam, were founding members of the seattle grudge sound. ♪ ♪ forever >> reporter: chris cornell helped redefine the sound of rock and roll in the late '80s and early '90s. ♪ ♪ i like to say i'm down on my knees today ♪ >> reporter: emerging from the
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seattle grudge scene, as the frontman of sound garden the singer was known for his octave-smashing vocal range. ♪ his talents spilled across a number of lineups over the years, including the super group temple of the dog. ♪ and the seven-year run with former members of rage against the machine and audio slave. >> exactly, it's exactly in the works. >> reporter: last month he told me he was working on a new sound garden album. >> and how far away is the new sound garden album do you think? >> one of the things we did when we got back together was decide to never put a clock on what we do, which i think has been really helpful and it's just all with being a positive experience. >> reporter: and in the studio that day, he performed an acoustic version of perhaps
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sound garden's best known song "black hole sun". ♪ black hole sun ♪ won't you come ♪ black hole sun ♪ won't you come ♪ black hole sun >> reporter: really extraordinary performance that day. this news is just -- has just stunned everybody. came out of nowhere. 52 years old. he has three children. real stunner and great loss. >> thank you. the nfl has begun a review of tom brady's medical records to determine if he ever suffered a concussion or had concussion symptoms. the inquiry was launched after brady's wife gisele bundchen said that the patriots' quarterback had a concussion last year. it was apparently never reported and she made the claim yesterday in an interview on "cbs this morning." jeff glor shows us how the statements have shaken up pro football. jeff, good morning. >> good morning to you. last year the league rolled out new rules, new punishments, to back its concussion protocol. these comments suggest those may
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not have protected the league's biggest star. >> reporter: during his celebrated 17-year career. >> he's in! patriots win the super bowl! brady has his fifth. >> reporter: tom brady has never officially been sidelined by a concussion but his wife gisele bundchen says he's still been hurt. >> brady gets buried. >> reporter: by all those hits. >> he had a concussion last year. he has concussions pretty much. but he does have concussions. >> reporter: the nfl is taking a closer look at the patriots' injury reports and all reports about brady filed by the brain injury specialist who worked at patriots games last season. chris is the ceo of the concussion legacy foundation. >> football players playing through concussions is sort of the dirty little secret. >> and down he goes again. >> in many situations the player may not know they have a concussion. they may not recognize they have a concussion for another day or two. >> reporter: last july, the league announced new protocols
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to evaluate and remove players with concussion symptoms. teams that don't comply can be fined hundreds of thousands of dollars and lose draft picks. brady said last may football players should seek help for head injuries right away. >> you hate to stop doing something you love to do because of an injury. i've been fortunate over the course of my career. >> reporter: according to stats llc since he took over the starting quarterback job in 2001, brady has missed just 19 games. 15 of them in one season when he injured his knee. four due to suspension. he has injured his arms, they say, legs and shoulder, but not his head. >> i wouldn't think it's a healthy thing for anybody to go through like -- you know, that kind of aggression like all the time, that cannot be healthy for you, right. >> reporter: the nfl told us health and safety is its foremost priority. a sentiment repeated by the players' union. "cbs this morning" reached out to the new england patriots and tom brady's agent. they told us they had no
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comment. >> all right. jeff, thank you. the family of a black texas teen killed in a police shootin,
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look from pinole - where "amtrack" says a trespasser was hit by a good morning. it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. we are taking a look from pinole where amtrak says a trespasser was hit by a train. so far we have no word on the condition of the victim. chopper 5 is on the way to the scene. amtrak says no one on board the train was injured. we have learned another south bay school has seen cases of the norovirus. the report from empire elementary school in san jose brings the total number of schools to 13. countywide roughly 200 students have gotten sick. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,, what made two guys build race car engines in their own shop?
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in a recent interview dwayne "the rock" johnson said running for president is, quote, a real possibility. i don't know. do we really want a president who used to be involved in professional wrestling? >> i'm looking at that. is that doctored video? is it for rear for real? you can't tell anymore. i thought that was a jock. kevin mccarthy's office said he was joking about russia president vladimir putin taping
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president trump. he was caught on tape a year ago telling republican leader, there's two people i think putin paid. rohrbacker and trump. >> the kaerchlt praised putin. it got a laugh but then house speaker paul ryan warned his colleagues not to talk about the exchange thing, that it was off the record. >> here's a look at the headlines around the globe. "the new york times" reports two secret agents were hurt outside violence that happened at the residence. they show them kicking an punching demonstrators tuesday. the turk eric embassy
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stories that linked chobani's idaho plant to an assault case of refugee children. he said, i regret that we mischaracterized chobani, its employees, and the people of id d did. royce oliver who is white is charged of murder, accuse of shooting and killing 15-year-old jordan edwards in april as the teenager left a party. the justice department has also launched an investigation. the family spoke to omar villafranca in their first television interview. omar is outside police department. good morning. >> good morning. charmaine and o'dell have spoken
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in an interview. they have not gone back to church because that would require her to drive by the spot where her son was killed. >> i'm going to his rhyme and waiting for him to walk through the door. to have him laugh or have him say, bye, i'm gone, it's never going to happen. >> reporter: for charmaine and o'dell edwards, the death of their son does not seem real. >> i save the pictures on my phone. >> you save the pictures on your phone. >> yes. every day i look at the pictures and wish i could see him. >> reporter: according to the arrest record, on april 29th he shot and killed the teenager outside a house party. jordan, his two brothers and two friends were driving away in a car. oliver allegedly fired multiple shots into the sedan after unsuccessfully trying to get them to stop.
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a bullet struck jordan in the head after he sat in front seat next to his step-brother vidal. >> you're in the carom do you replay that moment in your head? >> every night. i can't sleep. >> what do you do at night when you can't breathe? >> i pray. >> what do you pray for? >> peace in my heart and the anger to get over. >> his brother kevon was in the back seat. he saw his brother slumped over. >> what goes through your mind? >> i was angry. i didn't expect for it to be m him. >> reporter: police chief jonathan haber said body behavior didn't match up with what is expected of the officers in the department.
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>> if the car was leaving the scene and wasn't threatening anyone, why shoot? you're literally shooting like it was target practice. in my mind it was like he was hunting. you use rifles to kill animals than's what you do and that's what he did. >> reporter: following the shooting boys pulled over for help and were confronted by officers who detained them. before being arrested, vidal was called the "n" word and he thought he would be shot. >> that was running through my head. i thought i won't be automobile to say good-bye to my parents or my brother. >> did you have the same thoughts as vidal? >> yes. >> reporter: in a statement the police department told cbs news they reviewed many hours from officers' cameras and in-car cameras and have not heard any use of the "n" word. the boys say they want change,
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meaning they want oliver locked up. >> what would you tell roy oliver about jordan? >> he was an innocent kid. >> reporter: they say all cops are not bad but those who are need to be held accountable. norah? >> all right, omar. thanks. this is such a disturbing story and i feel for that family. >> i do too. i mean, listen. nobody believes that all police officers are bad, but it's very difficult when you look at that video. it's another example of why it's good to have the video to get the whole story and put it in context. it's heartbreaking here. i didn't realize the brothers were in the car, which makes it very painful. >> traumatic for them. we also have this story. jetblue made an emergency landing after a bird struck the engine. >> does anybody need an ambulance? >> the impact caused a fuel
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that's the secret. me lying on the beach drinking rum. >> welcome to the caribbean then. >> that's a scene from the original "pirates of the caribbean" movie. remember that? tonight the latest installment will premier in hollywood. new film airs later the monday.
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hackers are posting to show it online unless the movie has been leaked online, but hackers stel have a week to make good on their threats. as big screen pirates prepare to invade theaters later this month, disney is apparently dealing with real-life online pirates who claim they have stolen their latest film and are holding its hostage. bog igor reportedly told cbs monday they're waiting for their ransom to be paid in currency bitcoin. >> it's a tough call.
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there's so much money on the line especially when you talk about disney and the scale of some of their blockbusters. >> pirated movies are picking more common and more sew fessty indicated leading many to use consultants like hemu nigam. >> that's how they've gotten with the attacks and the defenses ooepz that people are trying to put up against them. >> reporter: just last month someone claimed to have stolen "orange is the new black" and then released i online after the company refused to pay the ransom. in a tweet, the dark overlord threatened fox, ifc, "national geographic," and abc saying they could be next. just as they were preparing for the film the interview in 2014,
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jose. it erupted at a building on "south white roa good morning. it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. firefighters are keeping an eye on any hot spots from a fire in san jose. it erupted at a building on south white road around 3 a.m. we are told that the building used to be an o'reilly auto parts store but the building is currently vacant. a police standoff in contra costa county is finally over following a hours long standoff. witnesses heard yelling and gunshots around 11 p.m. last night in el sobrante. a "shelter in place" was in force and about 5 a.m. the suspect was taken into custody. no injuries. traffic and weather. coming up in just a moment. ,,,,,,
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good morning. time now 7:57. we are tracking an accident along 101. if you are heading through the mountain view area this is
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right near shoreline boulevard and it's two-car crash. it's causing some delays and we are also seeing the backup along westbound 237. so give give if you are heading in that direction -- give yourself some extra time if you are heading in that direction. also oakland 880, 50 minutes from 238 to the maze. and still very crowded over at the bay bridge toll plaza. hat's a check of your traffic; over to you. no reports of any kind of local airport delays this morning. good morning, everyone. this is the scene looking out towards sfo. we have clear skies, visibility unlimited. there's a plane getting ready to take off right now. we do have at this particular time calm winds. temperature-wise 47 degrees in redwood city to 50 in san francisco. low 50s in santa rosa. later today, we are talking about a temperature span of 62 in pacifica to 85 degrees in discovery bay. low 80s to the north of santa rosa. high 70s low 80s across the santa clara valley. northwest winds to 20. hot they are weekend. -- hotter this weekend.
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, may 18, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." former fbi director robert mueller will lead the bureau's investigation of the trump campaign and russian election meddling. ahead, reaction from admiral mike mullen. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> bringing in robert mueller really changes things. as special counsel, he will have the power to prosecute. >> the new flynn revelations add to the list of white house woes and filling the fbi director vacancy is a challenge. >> mueller is supported on both sides of the aisle. >> this investigation has been
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re-energized and somebody has been put at the top that both republicans and democrats has been praised. >> roger ailes helped rupert murdoch launch fox news more than two decades ago. >> this stunned everybody. 52 years old. >> he was just here in this studio. >> he was here in this studio last month. >> yeah. he seemed in very good shape. >> last year the league rolled out new rules about the concussion protocol. these comments suggest those may not have protected the league's biggest star. >> robert mueller. actually he ran the fbi before comey. i can only imagine him sitting at home watching all this comey stuff and saying to himself, i'm glad i'm not part of this anymore. ring, hello, oh, for god's sake. would it help if i said i was too old for this [ bleep ]? >> i'm charlie rose with gayle
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king and norah o'donnell. president trump responded this morning to the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible ties between his campaign and russia. the president tweeted this morning, quote, this is the single greatest witch-hunt of a politician in american history. >> the justice department announced that yesterday that the former fbi director robert mueller take over the inquiry. jeff gates has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that leaked memo from james comey, the former fbi director was really the final straw. you will recall in that memo comey claimed that the president pressured him to end the flynn investigation. that of course is something that the white house denies. by appointing a special counsel, rod rosenstein gives mueller broad authority over the russia investigation. rosenstein said that he determined that a special counsel is necessary in order for the american people to have full confidence in the outcome. mueller is well respected within the fbi and on capitol hill.
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he is the only fbi director to serve more than ten years since the law enacting that limit was put in place in the 1970s. mueller have full power to prosecute any federal crimes arising from the russian investigation. in a statement president trump said there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. i look forward to this matter concluding quickly and doj has pledged to give mueller all the resources he needs and he will need them because this is an fbi counterintelligence investigation that stretches from the u.s. to russia. >> wow. jeff, thank you. retired admiral mike mullen was chairman of the joint chief of staffs from 2007 to 2011 under presidents bush and obama. good morning. >> good morning. good to see you. >> you hear president trump this morning calling this a witch-hunt. the special counsel is bob mueller who is widely respected, correct? what do you make of this? >> i think the selection of mueller is just terrific.
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he is widely regarded. he's got a clear independence. got a history of being able to conduct and these kinds of investigations and i think for where we are in it it's really important to get to the bottom of it and there's nobody better suited to do that than bob. >> is there any doubt in your mind we'll get to the bottom of it? >> no i think he will. it's hard to know with all of the discussion on both sides of ssue that that will happen let's say quickly. but i have a lot of faith in him and his background that he'll be able to do that. >> you know washington, you know the players in washington. what is going on with this president? >> i think it's -- it's so polarized that just one issue after another, just keeps coming out. actually i don't have a lot of problem with the president and the administration disrupting d.c. because i think it has not functioned well for a long time. that said, there has to be
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process, there has to be a way to get through the issues in some reasonable way. >> but that disruption is mainly about gridlock. >> no, i mean, i think that clearly there is -- obviously one issue after another. and to the degree that the administration feels that it's under siege, they keep generating the crises. >> but admiral, you know national security. >> sure. >> that's where the questions are coming from. >> and are russia. >> and we have to have focus in that area. we have to have consistency in that area. and it seems to be -- there's one self-generated crisis after another coming from the white house. >> but the president said it's his right to have the conversations that he wants to have in the oval office. hr mcmaster said the other day that the conversation with russian officials was wholly appropriate. do you agree with their take on that? >> well, i worry a great deal about revealing intelligence particularly to the russians. if the president has the right to do that, there's no question about that.
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but it's -- but apparently incredibly sensitive intelligence and we just have to be really careful about that. and it seemed as if it were released almost instantsdzly as opposed to well thought through. >> beyond russia there's a question of the middle east and the president is going to saudi arabia. what's possible? and what does he have to do? >> well, i think he's got to establish a relationship. and i don't expect a tremendous amount out of this trip in terms of major decisions but having a relationship that's strong and engaging with saudi arabia and other middle east leaders is really critical. >> he'll make a big speech on islam. all the islamic leaders will be there. >> right, it gets to the point of connecting with them. letting them know that we care about them. and having a relationship with them at a time of great concern for them. >> do we need a new change in policy to disrupt the previous policy because of their sense of
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whether they can depend on america and those other issues? >> i think that that issue of dependence is absolutely critical. and i won't see a new policy but a re-engagement. i know the arab leaders have felt out left out in recent years and this engagement is really critical. >> how important is it for the white house and the intelligence community to have a good working relationship? right now it seems so fractured and it seems the president today is even doubling down on that. >> i think it's absolutely critical. the president and the new administration has had its ups and downs with the intelligence community. they have focused tremendously on leaks. my own experience in washington the harder you chase leaks the more leaks there are going to be. they need to be on the same page and they need to have confidence and trust. >> why is that important? we all think that, but why is that important? >> because one worry is that if you, you know, continue to press exceptionally hard on the intelligence community and what the president said the other day, that very sensitive piece
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of information, the worry is that they might -- the intel community may pull back on what they share with the president. >> north korea. >> toughest problem that confronts us right now. that could go south very, very rapidly. very dangerous. very unpredictable leader. young, with nuclear weapons. i give the administration credit for moving the chinese at least apparently relatively quickly. nobody else has been able to do that. we'll see if the chinese can deliver on making that place stabilizing that part -- >> great to have you at the table. we have breaking news from the world of politics and television. roger ailes died this morning at age 77. fox news reported this earlier today. he led from the beginning of 1996 until he was forced out of his job last year in a sexual harassment scandal. ailes had a huge influence on the development of cable news. before that he played a major role in the election of
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presidents richard nixon and george w. bush. his wife released a statement calling him a loving husband, a loyal friend and a patriot. >> she also said we mourn his death and celebrate his life. >> i knew roger ailes for a long time. it was amazing at 29 years old, nixon came to do the mike douglas show where he was an executive fro deucer and he said -- producer and he said to roger ailes, i don't like television, and he said if you feel that you won't be able to be president. a murder mystery of a beauty queen is one step closer to being
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a a year of hard work came down to the tie breaking question for the new national geography bee champ. how one tough loss last year made this year's win extra special. we have that for you. you're watching "cbs this morning." you're watching "cbs this morning." during toyotatime, you can get 0% apr financing on the 2017 rav4 and over 10 other select models. offer ends may 31st. for great deals on other toyotas, visit toyota.com. bom, bom de bom ba bom. toyota.
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new evidence is helping police in nearly 12-year-old murder case of a beloved beauty queen. she disappeared from a small georgia city back in 2005. police have a suspect in death of the high school teacher. peter van sant began investigating this case back in 2008. he has the only interview with tip that led police to that suspect. good morning. >> good morning. it became the largest missing persons case in georgia's history. for 11 years this mystery remained unsolved until this february when two new suspects were identified. >> i'm an 11th granddaughter
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teacher. i completed my first year of teaching and i loved e'er minute of it. >> tara's grinstead's disappearance made no sense to her family, friends, and police. >> i knew something was wrong, something beyond her control had happened. >> in what became the largest missing persons case in georgia history, investigators interviewed more than 100 people, friends, ex-boyfriends, anyone who had any relationship with tara? >> in nearly 20 years with the georgia gative bu roar i never encountered such a shocking case. >> this woman brook sheridan came forward to the georgia bureau of investigation with information from the man she loves, her boyfriend, beau dukes. >> i felt like i was going to be
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sick. i didn't know who i was staring at. i didn't know who he was. >> beau confided to brooke that his friend ryan had killed tara grinstead back in 2005. he convinced him to help dispose of her body. both were former students in tara's history class. >> why would ryan duke have murdered tara grinstead? >> he said something only ryan and he know. >> i knew that he probably would have served the rest of his life in jail, but that family's peace to me was more important than his freedom. >> that's when brooke went to authorities, telling them she knew what happened to tara grinstead and where her remains could be found. then she confronted beau. >> i said you need to confess, own up to what you've done and
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confess, i said, because ha family deserves to know. >> what does beau say. >> he says i just want her family to know. >> ryan duke was arrested and charged with murder. beau dukes who is not related was charged with concealing her death and is expected to be the star witness against ryan. >> so did he confess and is she still with him, that's what i want to know. >> beau did confess. he told his deep dark secret and that led to ryan's arrest, and, yes, they are still together. brooke who is a pharmacist, very bright woman loves him and is proud of him for coming forward after all of these years to help solve this crime. >> thanks, peter. great to see you. allison janney from the show "mom" and the show's creator chuck lorre are in the green room. what's in store for the next season hear on cbs. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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an eighth grader from texas is the country's new geography champio champion. the 14-year-old took home the award. he beat nine finalists. jan crawford is there at the
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"national geographic" headquarter. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. only the top 54 finishers from around the united states and the territories got to make it to this week's national championships here in washington, d.c. with $85,000 of scholarships on the line. after answering hundreds of questions, the country's top g whiz kids stepped in line. monitored by mo rocca. getting a perfect score was surprise. >> i don't know how the scoring
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is. >> reporter: but for wisconsin native thomas wright who last year tied for eight. it was the end of a year-long expectations. >> i knowlobal knowledge. >> buck island are located off coast of which caribbean island. >> reporter: with rocca behind podium there was still time for levity. >> do i ever stand a chance of growing a moustache as full as yours? probably not. >> reporter: the ten finalists were whittled down to just two. >> pranay varada from texas and thomas wright from wisconsin. >> they matched each other answer for answer. >> we move on to a tiebreaker. >> it took a sudden death match
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to put varada at the top. >> what mountain system stretch more than 1,200 miles and separates the desert from the plateau. the correct answer is -- >> for wright, second place finish is something o be proud of. >> i set the goal as a top three finisher this year. >> was your hardest racing -- you seen pretty calm. >> i was pretty calm. i was more concerned about my hair, to be honest. >> varada was just outside the final three last year. >> the day you lost on this stage last year, did you study that day? >> yeah. i've been researching and trying to find ways to not make the same mistakes twice. after last year i was definitely sure that this year would be the year i could win this.
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>> now for all of his hard work and dedication and perseverance, varada going to take home a $50,000 scholarship and a trooper to the galapagos island is a province of ek qaa door. >> see what you learn working for "cbs this morning"? thanks a lot. >> that's fun. >> i've always been interested in geography, see where the places are. >> you can go anywhere you want to. >> look at mo picking on a contest tanlts. >> yeah. nice job, mo. a remarkable story of reconciliation is a subject of a hugely popular t.e.d. talk. ahead, how a survivor of sexual assault forged an uncomfortable path to forgiveness with her attacker. we'll explain that. that's co your local news is next.
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regents are set to vote on their budget. students hope the regents will about the good morning, it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. today in san francisco, uc regents are set to vote on their budget. students hoping that the regents will change their minds about the tuition increase that was approved back in january. many felt it was especially unfair after a state audit revealed the university failed to come clean about $175 million in funds. today is a grand opening of san francisco's newest public art collection. piazza angelo at trinity place in the mission will officially open to the public. at the center of the collection is a 92-foot sculpture. raffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. 8:27. we have been tracking an accident along 680 all lanes clear and you can see traffic getting by in both directions. this is in walnut creek and you can see those taillights on the right side of the screen there. that is heading southbound as you make your approach towards highway 24. just a very crowded ride in that direction heading over to oakland 880 still in the red. 50 minutes northbound on the right side of your screen from 238 to the maze. if you are heading to the bay bridge toll plaza, whoo! you'll be in good company.
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34-minute ride away from the maze into downtown san francisco. good luck! roberta? >> good morning, everybody. 8:27. let's go ahead and take a look at our live weather camera. this time around from the transamerica pyramid. we're looking due south around the peninsula. and it looks like we have a little bit of sea haze out there. but i'm looking at a lot of blue skies. currently 47 degrees in redwood city to 55 in san jose. oakland and san francisco all in the low 50s. later today we'll see the clouds clear out of the coast. right now we have a little hint of some stratus on the san mateo coast. otherwise, 60s at the beaches today, 60s, 70s common across the rim of the bay. mid-70s to high 70s from redwood city through belmont into burlingame and foster city. high 70s low 80s south bay. we are talking about an outside number today in our inland areas at 85. northwest winds 10 to 20. yes, high pressure strengthens. we'll result in a warming trend on friday. sunny skies and unseasonably warm weather inland all the way through sunday cooldown by next week. ,,,,,,,,
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walkover. >> my secret job is a gymnast. >> you get a ten, charlie rose. welcome back to "cbs this morning." let's get a look at the green room. chuck lorre and allison janney. they're talking the mike mullen that they're deeply involved in conversation. >> as a matter of fact, chuck lorre asked mike mullen do you think democracy is over in the united states. >> that's why chuck lorre is who he is. right now it's time to show you h morning's headlines from around the globe. the "los angeles times" reports james corden will return to host the grammys for the 60th show. he hosted for the first time in february. next year's ceremony will return to madison square garden in new york city. they'll air january 28th right here on cbs. "newsweek" reports that the average age of new moms is
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rising. for the first time women in their 30s became pregnant. they were having the first baby at the age of 28. >> does that give you any idea, mrs. tracy? it's not too late. >> we would like another baby. >> according to the signs, it's never too late. >> that's true. in my case it's way too late. but you can still do it. william alexander says he's retraining after co-piloting about two flights a month for klm. he said some recognize his voice during announcement but he added most people don't reason. >> i read that the king has been secretly flying. >> my first guess is was i
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misunderstanding this story? >> that's great. he wanted to have that profession. >> the sexual violence theme, they have a different story and address this in a t.e.d. talk last year called our story of rape and reconciliation. now it has nearly 4 million views online. their book "south of forgiveness" came out this monthlet mont month. it night, it was
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a hugely self-absorbed and hurtful act. it was nothing more than rape. >> reporter: while tom stranger may have lived in denial for years, he finally was con fronted by his victim thord thordis elva. she was 16 years old. he was 18 years old visiting elva's nd betrayal when we came home and he proceeded to undress me and have his way with me. >> reporter: many more than 20 years have not erased the vish it memory of every last second
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of this brutal assault. >> my head was facing the alarm clock which glowed in the dark so i silently counted seconds for the duration of it and that's how i know how long it lasted. i got up to 7,200 seconds. >> 7,200 seconds. >> mm-hmm. >> that's a long time. >> it is, yeah. >> reporter: it's two hours to be precise. >> a 16-year-old girl who adored you. >> yeah. >> and you made that decision. >> yeah, yeah. there was a sense that i had a right to sex, and, of course, it wasn't sex that they broke up soon after. elva told no one. never thought to even go to the police. >> didn't realize what a way it was. it took me a long time to put into context that this indeed had been rape because i had misconceptions. was a 16-year-old girl that perpetrators were armed masked
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lunatics who lurk in a bush who jump at you. and i didn't think it could be your boyfriend and happen in your own bed. >> she felt broken in the years that followed. they spent a short time together in 2000 but neither was able to confront their past. on the verge of a breakdown elva wrote him to burden him with the pain he caused her. she figured he'd deny it or call her a liar. >> the only thing i didn't expect was his confusion, unwavering owning up to his actions. >> they agreed to meet in person but they now live on opposite sides of the planet. >> we met at cape town, 16 years after that. >> ha was middle. >> that was middle ground
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literally. >> the tumultuous days in south africa would come to form their book "south of forgiveness." stranger said his contribution came from the perspective of a very normal teenager. he took responsibility. he knew what he did was wrong. >> far too often the responsibility is attributed to female survivors of sexual violence and not to males who enacted it. >> reporter: there are those who feels like the 'tacker's voice should not be heard by the vk imor at auchlt . >> i understand that. i understand sitting many chair it's difficult to listen to me. >> reporter: but listen to him
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they must, says, elva. because if more men under that sex of any kind without consent is assault, there wouldn't be so many victims. >> we pore over the survivor, what becauwas she thinking or wg or drinking. >> they have a duty to help with that and she has riemt to. it took her a long time to realize she was a victim of a crime. the statute of limb tase mads declined. it's important to note strange ler not profit from the book. his share will go toward spgsual assault victims o iceland.
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e like her thinking. she wanted to burden him the way he had burdened her. >> as a reminder of how dramatic these are. >> the fact that she could communicate with him at all is a lot. thank you very much. the prime time shows, looking pretty good. you look great, allison janney. along with kreider,, [ whistles ]
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cbs is unveiling its news. 2017 prime time lineup, thank you very much. the network will introduce six returning shows. the critically acclaimed comedy "mom" cis coming back. it stars alison janning and anna fara. "the big bang thee." this year he's bringing a new comedy called "young sheldon."
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it's about genius sheldon cooper going groing up in east texas and going to high school at 9 years old. >> yes, sheldon? >> this boy's hair is too long. this boy is wearing sports attire outside and this girl's blouse is dieing on nas which means i can see her brassiere. >> thank you. i need you to fill out the forms. >> also you have a bit of a moustache. >> chuck lorre and allison janney are here. they join us at the table. i watched it last night. it's hilarious. i watched a funny line. he says to his mother, when should i be expecting my te
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testic testic testicles. it had been preceding a conversation with his testicles dropping. >> thank you, gayle king. >> it sounds like an appropriate conversation to have in church. >> this is what's so great. he channels jim parsons. his thinking sounds leak hilike him. >> we've been talking about sheldon's backstory for ten years and his very religious mother and football veernlt he grew up with. and actually it was jim parsons who contacted me and said, let's do that, let's make that a show. i said, yeah. you know. >> where did you find him? >> he sent a tape from maryland.
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it was astonishing. good lord, could we possibly be this lucky. >> he was working the room. >> he's a remarkable little boy. we got hit by lightning. >> charlie, remember he was standing there. he likes broadway. and all of a sudden he said i know the lead song from "sunset boulevard" and he started to sing it. mean he went into a whole big thing right there on the spot. >> did jim work with him to get the inflections? >> jim was essentially an acting coach as well as executive producer on this pilot and will continue to do so. i mean who better to teach him how to play this part than jim parsons. we're very lucky to have that wok out. >> you've got another show on cbs, of course, "mom." allison, you're coming back, fifth season. >> can you give us a tiny preview without revealing the plot line for whole season?
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>> no, i cannot. >> maybe the producer can. >> and, allison, you're doing broadway too. that's amazing. >> yes? and doing this too. >> it's running through july 16th. >> i saw it last night. it's outstanding. it's a great play. >> i think it is too. >> it's really fun. >> i didn't know he was in the audience. i don't like to know. >> did you tell her? >> no, i didn't tell her. >> yeah, i'm excited. i thought it would be a relaxing hiatus for me going back to broadway, but it's -- broadway is a tough -- >> you knew what you were getting into. >> i did. it's been a while, but it's a lot of fun. a lot of work, eight shows a week, but i look forward to coming back to my "mom" home. >> emmys are coming out. >> yeah. >> in july. word you'll be nominated. normally shows embark on a big
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emmy campaign. you decided, nope, we're not doing that this year. how come? >> when we discussed with warner brothers the company behind "mom," we wondered what the emmy cam pape would be. >> a lot of money. >> i blurted out, let's give the money and give it to planned parenthood. >> which is great. the show is all about women. we don't shy away from dealing with all issues with women and family. planned parenthood gives health services to women and families and it's in danger of the house of representatives to defund it. it's such a critical time. it made sense to stand up now and say something and encourage other people to donate to planned parenthood. >> there's even t-shirt. >> yes, i definitely wanted to let know why. >> not everybody will be happy
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with that. but that's what you decided to do. >> yeah. we don't shy away from controversy. >> not on this show. >> we don't. >> it's not a statement about the emmys. we'd love to be included. but it seemed like such a better way to put that money to work shoo thank you guys for being here. >> continue. >> thank you. >> thank you. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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figure out what caused an early morning fire in san jose. it erupted at a buildin good morning, it's 8:55 am i'm kenny choi. investigators are trying to figure out what caused an early- morning fire in san jose. it erupted at a building on south white road. we are told that the building used to be an o'reilly's auto parts store but it's been abandoned. no one was hurt. a standoff in contra costa county is finally over. deputies say that the suspect got into a fight with his neighbor and fired his gun. police were already in the area because there was a warrant out for his arrest. he surrendered around 5 a.m. and we have learned another south bay school is seeing case of norovirus. the reports from empire elementary in san jose bring the total number of schools to 13 now. countywide roughly 200 students have gotten sick.
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stick around; we'll have weather and traffic in just a momen t. whoa! you're not taking these. hey, hey, hey! you're not taking those. whoa, whoa! you're not taking that. come with me. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. you're not taking that. mom, i'm taking the subaru. don't be late. even when we're not there to keep them safe, our subaru outback will be. (vo) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru.
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good morning, it's 8:57. we are tracking a motorcycle accident. this is along northbound 101 as you approach great america and you can see there's definitely slowing things down traffic slows below 10 miles per hour. that's your cruising speed through that stretch. expect delays. northbound 880 still slow in the red 43 minutes from 238 to
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the maze. an accident involving a car that has hit a power pole. this is at lorenzo manor elementary school. both directions of single avenue shut down due to downed power lines. do i have a treat for you. this is the first time i have been able to see this particular view from suit sue. we are looking at towards ocean beach. can you believe that? look at the visibility. this is looking north from our camera view at sutro tower. boy, just gorgeous conditions. beach day! currently we're in the 50s, already 60 degrees in san jose. later today 60s at the coast, high 60s in san francisco, low 70s oakland, mid- to upper 70s on the peninsula. good morning in san jose, upper 70s and low 80s today. 80s away from the bay. east bay, warmer on friday. hot away from the bay on saturday. dry through wednesday. then we may introduce a slight chance of rain showers by next thursday.
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