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later for the morning news and of course, cbs this morning. mo t it's tuesday, june 27th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. the white house issues a warning to syria as the trump administration reveals the regime may be planning another chemical attack. >> remember, this capitol does not belong to the senators. this capitol doesn't belong to congress. this is the people's house. >> democrats make a late night appearance on the steps of the u.s. capitol to protest the proposed gop health care bill. wildfires surge in the western u.s. firefighters are bracing for high winds and evacuated homeowners are hoping for the
best. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne marie green. last night the trump administration issued a stern threat to syria over a possible chemical weapons attack. we're here in new york for the details on that. >> the warning to syria and its president came as the white house claimed it had potential evidence that syria was preparing for another chemical weapons attack. in a statement the white house warned if mr. assad conducts another mass murder attack using chemical weapons he and his military will pay a heavy price. the white house said the preparations were similar to those taken before an attack in april in rebel held territory that killed nearly 100 people including men, women and children.
victims exhibited signs of suffocation, convulsions. assad denied responsibilities for the attack. russia said the toxic agents were released when a syrian air strike hit a rebel chemical weapons arsenal. days after that attack president trump ordered a cruise missile strike on the syrian base where it's believed the syrian military had launched the chemical attack. after the white house statement the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. tweeted, any further attacks done to the people of syria will be blamed on assad and his allies, russia and iran. the u.s. air strike was the first direct american attack on the syrian government and the toughest u.s. action in the six-year syrian civil war. earlier this month the u.s. military also shot down a syrian jet. >> some ominous news. thank you so much, hannah. well, the senate republican health care bill is on life support. it faces potential defeat
tomorrow in an expected vote to formally begin debate. the measure would decrease the budget deficit by $321 billion by 2026, but tens of millions would lose their insurance. seth lemon is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. right now the countdown is on. the clock is ticking until lawmakers july 4th week long recess and senate leadership, they still have not secured enough votes to pass this bill. that means it may be time for deal making if republicans want to push it through. democrats joined demonstrators on capitol hill protesting the senate health care bill. >> there is a moral moment. this is not a political moment. >> reporter: after the release of a report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office the report says the new legislation will cause 22 million more americans to lose coverage by 2026, only a slight improvement over the house version.
>> this cbo report should be the end of the road for trump care. republicans would be wise to read it like a giant stop sign. >> reporter: according to the cbo the biggest drop in coverage would come next year when 15 million more people would be uninsured primarily because the penalty for not having insurance would be eliminated. there would also be a net reduction of more than $300 billion in the deficit. that would be mostly due to reduced spending on medicaid. >> it's based on assumptions. makes an assumption that i think is flawed. >> reporter: they've been pushing for a vote as early as this week. at least a handful of republicans have said a vote is premature. >> i won't proceed to it until it changes. >> reporter: others are worried about how leadership will try to get the votes they need. >> the best way to lose me on this bill is to start buying people off. so that's what i'm really suspicious of. >> reporter: with democrats all expected to vote no, republicans
can only afford to lose two of their own for the bill to pass. senate democrats plan to speak out against the bill at several press conferences today. a group of republicans will discuss the bill at mike pence's home. protests are expected on capitol grounds throughout the day. >> thank you so much, seth. a limited version of president trump's ban on travel for six mostly muslim countries goes into effect thursday morning. the supreme court ruled to reinstate the ban partially. >> reporter: president trump responded good, thank you, very good to a reporter asking for his reaction to the high court's ruling. earlier he tweeted, very grateful for the 9-0 decision. we must keep america safe. in an unsigned opinion, the court said the interest in preserving national security is
an urgent objective of the highest order. now the federal government can deny visas to certain people from six majority muslim countries. but the court also said people who have a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the united states such as a close family member, a position at an american company or admission to a university will be allowed to enter the country. >> for somebody to be able to visit as a tourist, then they would have to establish some sort of u.s. connection either to an individual that's here or to somebody who -- or to some entity. >> reporter: the ban is expected to take effect within 72 hours. the department of homeland security said implementation will be done professionally, with clear and sufficient public notice, particularly to potentially affected travelers. the decision gives the president his first legal victory after a series of setbacks from lower courts. they ruled the original ban amounted to unconstitutional religious discrimination against
muslims and exceeded the president's authority under federal law. >> the white house officially submitted christopher ray's name to the senate as its nominee to be the next director of the fbi. ray, a former assistant attorney general said in a statement he is honored and humbled to be the nominee and looks forward to the confirmation process. if confirmed ray would replace james comey who the president fired in may. in southern utah this morning the nation's largest currently burning wildfire has forced more than 1,500 people from their homes. high winds and dry conditions are fuelling the fire near the popular ski town of bryanhead and has a high potential for extreme fire behavior. it has grown to at least 74 square miles. the fire was started june 17th by someone using a torch to burn weeds. east of los angeles a wildfire sparked by a traffic
accident has grown overnight nearly two square miles. the so called fire in river side county has residents on edge. >> every time we see smoke and a fire it's always a scary thing for us, because just never know if it's going to come over that mountain and we've got to evacuate. >> there is zero containment and flames have forced officials to close at least one state road. the american company that manufactured panels that played a major role in the deadly london high rise fire says it will no longer sell that type of panelling. at least 79 people were killed in the massive fire two weeks ago. the panel material is banned in buildings above a certain height here in the u.s. the company says it will stop selling the panel because of inconsistencies in building codes across the world. the former massachusetts pharmacy executive convicted for his role in a deadly meningitis outbreak was sentenced to 9 years in prison.
he was convicted in march of fraud and racketeering. prosecutors say he directed the production of drugs in unsanitary and dangerous conditions. the contaminated steroids sickened patients nationwide including 76 who died. in japan, a memorial service was held this morning for the seven sailors who were killed when the uss fitzgerald collided with a merchant ship. taps was played to honor the fallen sailors in japan. more than 2,000 area residents lined the streets as the fitzgerald crew and their families drove to attend a private memorial service. a tragic accident, the son of a former braves player is seriously injured after being hit in the face with a baseball.
a ferry on lake erie makes a life saving detour after hearing an emergency call. a boat carrying seven people took on water sunday north of sandusky, ohio. the ferry arrived just in time as the boat was sinking and azisd in the rescues. no one was hurt. the son of a former major league baseball player is seriously injured in a baseball accident and a settlement in the death of castile. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. his mother reached a $3 million settlement with a minneapolis suburb where a police officer killed her son. the officer was cleared of manslaughter less than two weeks ago. attorneys say the deal avoided a
protracted wrongful death case. the payment will be made by an insurer, not with taxpayer dollars. the chicago tribune says walmart is being sued by the family of an uber driver who was hacked to death on the job. a 16-year-old girl is accused of killing the driver last month with a knife and machete she stole from a walmart. the company denies negligence. usa today says the son of a former major leaguer is on life support after being hit in the face by a baseball. 15-year-old jason lockhart was hurt ten days ago during a tournament in south carolina. he is hospitalized in atlanta where his father keith played for the braves. and a story in time about salvador dali may be as surreal as any of the fame pager's works. the judge in spain says his remains must be exhumed to settle a paternity suit. a card reader claims he was the father and wants proof of paternity. and changes to your credit
two prize pieces of baseball lure are being auctioned online and the bids already top a million dollars. actor charlie sheen is selling babe ruth's 1927 ring and the contract that made him a yankee. the bidding ends friday. on the cbs money watch now, gm prepares for a downturn and why your credit score may improve. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the dow snapped a four-day losing streak despite some discouraging news on durable goods. the dow gained 14 points yesterday. the s&p added just under a point. the nasdaq lost 18 points. general motors lowered its sales outlook for the year. new vehicle sales now will be in the low 17 million range. the market is slowing down, one reason a glut of nearly new used vehicles.
expected to undermine sales. the former chairman and ceo of delta airlines has been named the top executive at amtrack. richard anderson took over delta in 2007 as it emerges from bankruptcy. when he left in 2016 delta posted an 18% profit margin. amtrack is starting a summer long maintenance project at its busiest hub penn station in new york city. it's expected to disrupt travel for millions. and if you see your credit score jump next month here's why. starting in july, the three main credit reporting companies will no longer include tax liens and civil judgments in their reports. they'll also enforce stricter rules on public records they collect. >> that is good news. so often when it comes to your credit score you don't want to know what's in there so this will make a lot of people happy. >> usually ignorance is bliss. in this case, maybe not. >> maybe not. thank you so much, jill.
family say he'll be remembered... republicans want a senate vote on the g-o-p's new healthcare bill by the end of the week. the potential impact of the plan to overhaul the nation's healthcare system. and a new effort to crack down on carpool lane cheaters could get some help from lawmakers in sacramento... join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good mor
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a canadian soldier makes history and marks a turning point for britain's military. she became the first female infantry officer to lead the queen's guard at buckingham palace. the british army is gradually opening up combat role to women. new research would be become part of a national debate about health insurance. the findings show that coverage helps people avoid life threatening conditions.
the story from nikki batiste. >> reporter: they've struggled to find and keep health insurance. fred has a preexisting condition. inflammatory bowel disease. >> when i didn't have insurance, i was so stressed that i didn't have any backup behind me that it caused me to have worse symptoms. >> reporter: having health insurance reduces the risk for death. the studies reviewed several previous studies. >> people get to see the doctor or nurse practitioner and get their health problems taken care of. if you don't have health insurance, you're unlikely to get treatment for your diabetes or your depression. >> reporter: researchers say about one person will die for every 800 people without health insurance in a year. >> what does insurance mean to you? >> insurance is assurance. >> reporter: fred and sarah finally got coverage through the affordable care act.
while republicans insist their new plan will cover preexisting conditions and lower insurance premiums, they're concerned about the future. >> i've never been as scared as i am right now because i know what i would lose now. >> reporter: they're also worried about the cost of fred's medications, which run tens of thousands of dollars each month. cbs news, brooklyn new york. >> security officers at boston's logan airport get a bit of a surprise. they found a 20-pound lobster sunday inside a checked bag alive and well. don't know how long that lobster will stay alive and well but lobsters are allowed to fly but this one was not in a proper container. the agents say it was very cooperative during the screening. coming up on cbs this morning tennis hall of famer john mcenroe joins us in the studio.
our top story this morning, the white house says it has potential evidence that syria is preparing another chemical weapons attack. the activities say the trump administration are similar to those made before the dead attack in april. the white house warned assad if he launched another attack he will pay a heavy price. and the mother of castile reached a settlement in his death. he was killed by a police officer who was found not guilty of manslaughter. that case and others shows the difficulty of prosecuting police. >> a mistrial in this case. >> reporter: from cincinnati -- >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: to milwaukee, to minnesota, three trials in seven
days, all ending with juries not convicting police officers charged with fatally shooting black men. that has led some to ask why convicting officers is so rare. >> these cases are not easy cases. >> reporter: bowling green state university professor has been researching that very question. his data shows police fatally shoot more than 900 people every year. since 2005, 82 officers have been charged but only 29 have been convicted. >> jurors are seemingly very reluctant to second guess the split second life or death decisions of on duty police officers in violent street encounters. >> reporter: more importantly, stinson says the law is on the officers' side the moment they enter the courtroom based on a 1989 u.s. supreme court ruling that dictates how juries should deliberate. jury instructions like these state that officers can use deadly force if they believe
there's an imminent threat to themselves or others and use of force must be judged from the perspective of a reasonable officer on the scene and not with 20/20 hindsight. >> he's got his hands there now. >> reporter: though some officers lose their job the objective is to avoid the courthouse altogether. he says better deescalation training is needed. >> you know, not every occasion in america do we need an aggressive bulldog. or certainly a pit bull. we don't need police officers barking at the end of their chain and snapping and snarling at citizens. >> of those 29 officer convictions 15 were found guilty by a jury. at this moment there are at least 20 police officers currently waiting to stand trial across the country in use of force cases. cbs news, new york. well, coming up on cbs this morning, jeff glor is in alaska where attacks by black bears are
the energy conscious whopeople among usle? say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine. join energy upgrade california and do your thing. i'm kenny choi. thanks for waking up with us as we take a look at the golden gate bridge. good morning, it tuesday, june 27. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. let's said good morning to
roberta and jaclyn. how is everyone? >> happy tuesday. >> happy tuesday. >> happy tuesday. >> i was surprised to see drizzle how far inland it is towards the oakland zoo all up and down the peninsula north and south but none in the city of san francisco. so that explains the marine layer has pushed onshore. >> you can see overcast skies. i popped this shot up 15 minutes ago and it was socked in so that's encouraging. 53 now in santa rosa. 60 oakland, redwood city. 62 san jose. so there you have it. the marine layer. it's becoming more patchy and not as well defined. today, we will have cooler temperatures due to the trough to the north of us. 60s, 70s and 80s not bad except livermore your average high is 85 but instead 78 so go ahead and crank open the windows and enjoy the remember temperatures and the blue, blue