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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm tony dokoupil. . more surgery for scalise. >> he's in some trouble. >> dr. the being investigated for obstruction of justice. mr. trump fires back on twitter, of course. this morning a look at what obstruction charges could mean for the presidency and how vice president pence is protecting himself. and on the run for several days.
two escaped inmates are finally captured after running into a hoist to hide out. >> they thought they were going to steal a vehicle from the residence. little did they know it was not. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. congressman steve scalise remains in critical condition following multiple surgeries. authorities are learning more about the gunman who shot scalise and three others, but last night scalise was on the minds of fellow lawmakers who played the annual congressional baseball game in honor of their wounded colleague. weijia jiang is in washington. weijia, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. players in both parties wore hats to represent the louisiana state university.
it was one of many tributes at the stadium where politics stayed on the sidelines. democrats, 11, republicans, 2, but the oners of the annual congressional baseball game handed over the trophy as quickly as they received it, asking that it be placed in representative steve scalise's office. >> we're brothers and sisters. the trophy doesn't mean anything. our friendship does. >> scalise was one of four people shot wednesday during practice in the game. doctors say he may receive further rounds of surgery though his condition has improved in the last 24 hours. back at the game david bailey injured in the shooting threw out the first pitch surrounde m won and he didn't play and he was the difference in winning and losing.
james hodgkinson, law enforcement officials tell cbs news they now have his laptop and cell phone. outside his home his wife addressed reporters for the first time. >> i can't believe he did this. i cannot believe it. >> federal agents say they traced the guns hodgkins used and they're looking into how he knew about the baseball practice and whether hodgkinson was targeting anyone. so far investigators have not linched hodgkinson to any radical or terrorist groups, but, anne-marie, they have put together a pretty clear picture of a man fueled by anger toward republicans. >> all right. so sad. weijia jiang in washington. thank you so much, weijia. president trump is back on twitter responding to reports that he is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice. the president's twiker attack came amid a report that robert
mueller is getting mr. trump's son-in-law jared kushner. the "washington post" had previously report they'd were looking at meetings with russia. jeff pegues has the lated on the investigation. >> reporter: the president's tweets came after the "washington post" reports president trump is now the subject of an obstruction investigation. his response, they made up a phony collusion with the russian story, found zero proof and now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. nice. cbs news has learned special counsel robert mueller will interview director of national intelligence dan coats and admiral mike rogers on whether they tamped down on the investigation into allegations of collusion with russia. a week ago former fbi director james comey told senators that he believed he was fired by mr.
trump because of the fbii's ongoing investigation, which comey was leading at the time. >> do you believe this will rise to the obstruction of justice? >> i don't know. i believe that's up to him to sort that out. >> reporter: while it is hard to proof. the allegation itself could hurt the president. >> don't you have to prove intent? >> getting to intent to obstruct or impede is going to be very important and it could be that they never are able to build that case in a meaningful way. however, damage could be done, political damage could be done during the process. >> reporter: mueller's appointment over a month ago drew partisan praise. the white house even interviewed him to fill the vacant fbi director job on may 16th. but as mueller's investigation gained traction, the president's allies began accusing him of trying to undermine the trump
presidency, and the president himself has chimed in, tweeting why is it that hillary's family and dems' dealing are not looketed a but mine are. cbs news has confirmed mike pence has hired a personal lawyer toance any questions for him. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. two inmates who allegedly shot and killed two georgia prison guards are in custody this morning. donnie rowe and ricky dubose had
been on the run since tuesday when they allegedly killed two guards and escaped from a prison bus. since then they stoel several cars, ransacked homes and held an elderly couple hostage. they held a wild chase in tennessee. they crashed, tried to steal a home and picked the wrong home. >> the homeowner stepped out and held them by gun poin until another neighbor came to assist him. >> both were serving sentences for robbery and other crimes. high winds and low humidity are fueling nearly 30 wildfires in arizonalet last night two communities were evacuated as the high line fire approachedlet it merged with another fire consuming over 4, 00 akers. excessive heat warnings are
roofs off several buildings and knocked down trees. there are no reports of injuries. the deadlocked jurors many the bill cosby sexual assault trial resumed this morning. they told the judge yesterday they had reach and impasse. he told them to keep trying. they did for another nine hours before going back to their hotel. cosby is facing charges he drugged and molested andrea consta constand. american doctors are disputing the reasons why otto warmbier suffered severe brain amage. e was held by the north for 17 months and his father says he's a fighter.
>> reporter: fred warmbier walked into the press conference wearing the same jacket his son wore during the trial last march. >> i'm so proud of otoe who has been in a pariah regime for the last 18 months, brutalized and terrorized, and he's now home with his family. >> reporter: the comatose 22-year-old college student was flown back to the united states last tuesday. fred warmbier described greeting his son for the first time in nearly two years. >> i knelt down by his side and i hugged him and i told him i was so glad he made it home. >> reporter: officials say he fell into a coma after he contracted body lichl and took a sleeping pill a day after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor. he was convicted of committing a hostile act after stealing a pr year. today they say he shows no sign
of a botulism infection but he did suffer severe brain damage. lead physician daniel canter. >> he has spontaneous eye opening and blinking, however, he shows no signs of understanding language. >> reporter: canter said the brain joour was caused by a sudden stopping of the heart. >> this pattern of brain injury, however, is usually seen as a result of cardio pulmonary arrested where the blood supply to the brain is inadequate. >> reporter: michelle miller, cbs news, new york. the search for the victims in the london apartment fire is now using drones. fire officials tell the lights up in
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not everyone's happy about it. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. here on wall street they continue their recent slump. they've been slipping since last week. the nasdaq is on track for its second consecutive weekly loss. yesterday the dow jones lost 14 points. the s&p 500 finished 5 points lower. japanese airbag manufacturer takata is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy. takata faces billions in liabilities stemming from defective airbags. the bankruptcy filing could come as early as next week according to reuters. takata has been working to get financial backing from the u.s. auto parts maker key safety systems. nike is cutting 1,400 jobs. the company says it's going to focus on its hottest selling sneakers and cut the number of styles it sells. nike plans to sell more shoes directly to customers online. sales of running performance sneakers were flat and
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well, the united states military has unveiled its latest class of unmanned attack drone. the new model is larger and more sophisticated than the ones before with wide-ranging capabilities. danielle nottingham gives us a rare behind-the-scenes look. >> reporter: this is the mq-9 reaper, the air force's latest remotely piloted aircraft. attack drone is replacing an older model which will be retired next year. the mq-9 is equipped with high-definition sensors and more firepower, and with a larger payload, it can carry thousands of pounds of missiles and bombs and fly up to 22 hours without refueling.
>> the mq-9 flies faster and a little higher and has a little camera. >> reporter: each drone weighs about 2.5 tons. despite its massive size it can be packed into a single container and shipped around the world. >> reporter: it can be used for more than that. the heat-seekering technology can be a big boost to battle wildfires. this is video of the older mq-1 drone helping to batter the rim fire in 2013, one of the largest wildfires in california's history. >> we were able to fly at night with our infrared cameras and were allowed to see through the smoke which gives them more information they can plan more effectively. >> reporter: the mq-9 costs about $11 million each. danielle nottingham, cbs news, march air force base, california. our top stories this morning, congressman scalise was on the minds of lawmakers as they played their baseball game. scalise remains in critical
condition after being shot in an attack wednesday. he underwent his third surgery last night. the game went on as scheduled. the democrats won, but they asked that the trophy be placed in scalise's office. we're brothers and sisters, and the trophy doesn't mean anything. our friendship does. >> a record crowd of some 25,000 watched the game, raising more than a million dollars for charity. investigators say the gunman james hodgkinson bought the guns he used legally. and following reports that he's under investigation for possibly obstructing justice, president trump lashed out on twitter. president trump tweeted that the russian investigation is the biggest political witch hunt in american history, and it's reported counsel is looking into the finances of his son-in-law jared kushner. coming up on "cbs this morning," democrat senator
elizabeth warren stops by studio 57 with her latest book "this fight is our fight: the battle to save america's middle class." plus, ditching boarding passes with facial recognition. kris van cleave is at the airport to show us how it works. and -- i thought i would quit. the baby comes along. every corner becomes a death trap. everything i see, somebody needs to put that away. i'm like about, somebody could trip and fall. >> gramming-winning singer and songwriter jason isbell tells us why life has changed and he couldn't be happier. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i em anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
it was a great vacation. i was cycling in colorado and utah for seven days. nice to be back. >> you look tanned. >> i think i missed a few things. >> a big parade yesterday. >> yeah. >> a little bit. >> thinking about the whole week of events. >> it's been a roller coaster. >> it's been a long week. you know, this is the last friday of our spring season. we have summer arriving on wednesday. but it's going to feel like summer today. good morning, everybody. live weather camera looking towards the bay bridge. clear skies. and we also have another view this time from the transamerica pyramid. we can see the bright lights of oakland. they are still partying there this morning. temperatures 60 in santa rosa. it's 64 in san jose. these are our current temperatures. boy, it's so mild out the door later today 60s, 70s beaches. 70s, 80s around the bay. 80s around the peninsula up to about 99 degr