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>> thank you for joining us this morning. "cbs this morning" is coming up next. >> bye. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, september 4th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." south korea simulates an attack on north korea overnight in response to the north's latest nuclear test. there are signs the regime is preparing for a new missile launch. president trump says the u.s. is ready to respond with its own nuclear weapons. in an announcement expected tomorrow, the president plans to end the daca program which protects nearly 1 million immigrants brought to the u.s. illegally as children. and some areas of houston could see new flooding today while the rest of the city dries out. we're in a neighborhood still at risk from harvey's impact.
plus, big news from kensington palace this morning. prince william and kate are expecting their third child. why this means we won't be seeing as much of the duchess in the months ahead. we begin this morning with a look at today's ""eye opener,"" your world in 90 seconds. >> any threat to the united states or our allies will be met with a massive military response, both effective and overwhelming. >> certain warnings after north korea's nuclear test. >> the north claimed this he tested a hydrogen bomb. >> people need to cut off north korea economically. this is unacceptable. texans continue picking up the pieces after hurricane harvey. mandatory evacuation orders are still under way in houston. >> this event is one we have to all sit down and hit the reset button on and figure out how we collectively improve. hurricane irma is heading into the northern caribbean. >> possibility of a florida
landfall or carolina landfall. the california governor declaring a state of emergency as crews battle the largest fire ever in los angeles county. >> with winds this strong, anything can still happen. >> kwilliam and kate are having another baby. everybody's very happy. >> wild weather across southern california. a microseburst sending beach chairs and umbrellas flying. >> several people were injured when an suv came crashing through a laundromat. >> and there it is. she ends the run of maria sharapova. >> and all that matters. >> rock music fans have lost another great. walter becker, the guitarist and co-founder of steely dan has died. >> on "cbs this morning."
>> they're superstars on the field and superstars in the community. >> j.j. watt delivered on his promise. they hand out goods. >> we can do that together if we all come together. >> we will get this city back and stronger than it's ever been. we can do that if we all come together. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with vladimir duthiers and dana jacobson. charlie rose, norah o'donnell, and gayle king are off. south korea practiced a missile strike on north korea overnight after what appears to be the north's largest ever nuclear weapons test. the u.s. is threatening the possibility of overwhelming retaliation to any threat. >> south korea says the north's kim jong-un may now be planning another long-range missile
test. the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting at this hour to discuss the crisis. >> north korea claims sunday's nuclear test brings it one step closer to attack being the u.s. mainland. ben tracy is in seoul where millions live in range of north korea's artillery. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the south korea's defense ministry says it's closely monitoring what it believes could be another potential north korean missile launch. this could coincide with a major holiday that takes place in north korea next week. in the meantime, the south has responded to north korea's six nuclear tests quickly and fiercely. south korea brought out its military might, launch ing missiles in a dramatic show of force designed to simulate an attack on north korea's nuclear facilities. it happened just hours after north korean state television triumphantly announced that kim jong-un's regime tested a hydrogen bomb, something it called a perfect success. the blast at north korea's main
nuclear test site created a manmade earthquake felt in china and russia. scientists believe it was potentially ten times more powerful than north korea's last nuclear test and at least five times the explosive power the bombs the united states dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki at the end of world war ii. >> it is a qualitatively different test. jonathan pollack is an expert on north korea's weapons program. >> it is not only a much more powerful weapon, but it might also be something that is much more miniaturized, in other words so that it would, in theory at least, be able to fit on the warhead of a long-range missile. >> reporter: just before the nuclear test, north korea released these pictures of kim jong-uninspecting what the north claims is a miniaturized hid gynebomb. the regime says it can be placed on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the united states. north korea successful tested two bliicbms in july.
>> this is the highest priority for kim jong-un. he is wrapped up in this to an extraordinary extent, far beyond what i would have imagined he would have done a year or two ago. >> reporter: south korea has also announced that it will allow the u.s. to install far more t.h.a.a.d. rocket launchers in south korea. major garrett, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the sense that both nations are on a collision source is quite simply unmistakesable. north korea keeps moving toward a weapon capable of reaching the united states. in a statement released here at the white house yesterday, president trump said all assets are at his disposal, including the vast u.s. nuclear arsenal. north korea's successful test of an alleged hydrogen bomb far more powerful than the atomic
bombs at the dawn of nuclear age brought a certain warning from defense secretary james mat its. >> any threat to the united states or its territories including guam, or our allies, will be met with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming. >> mattis spoke after an emergency national security meeting at the white house and outlined every military option. >> we are not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely north korea. >> reporter: before the meeting president trump attended the church for the national day of prayer for hurricane harvey and was asked if it he would attack north korea. >> will you attack north korea? >> we'll see. >> reporter: south carolina republican lindsey graham described the conflict to come if economic pressure or diplomacy fails. >> i'm assuming we drop one file, he fires at south korea and maybe japan. let me tell you how the war ends. it ends with his utter destruction. thousands of people could be killed or maimed.
>> reporter: mr. trump said north korean dictator kim jong-un has become a great threat and embarrassment to china. he added, south korea's talk of appeasement will not work. >> this behavior is completely unacceptable. >> reporter: the administration is, for the time being, promising to intensify economic pressure. the white house is also considering punishing those who trade with north korea. >> anybody that wants to do trade or business with them to would be prevented from doing trade or business with us. >> reporter: the next level of u.s. sanctions could focus on large state-owned banks or businesses in china that deal frequently with north korea and the threat of kwcutting off u.s trade with china over the dispute with north korea could affect both nations. jeff, last year, more than $1 trillion in trade between the u.s. and china. >> major garrett, thank you. cbs national contributor michael morrell, former acting director of the cia, joins us this morning. >> good morning.
>> first of all, do you believe it was a hydrogen bomb, and if it is, should we be surprised? >> jeff, this was about ten times stronger than the previous test. hydrogen bombs are typically ten to 100 times stronger than an atomic bomb, so it's at the lower end. our intelligence community will be able to determine whether it was a hydrogen bomb. probably too early to say with certainty. >> would you be surprised if it is? >> no, jeff. not at all. the u.s. intelligence community has been all over this program for the last 25 years. u.s. intelligence community discovered it in the early 1990s. we've been know cussed on it since. we've predicted accurately how it would evolve and why kim jong-un wanted to do this. so there isn't anything that we've seen in the last, i'd say, five years that has been a surprise. it's all been predictable.
>> we saw south korea with a show of force right after. now there is word from south korea that north korea may have an icbm launch planned as well. how concerning is this escalation of tension in the region right now? >> dana, one of the things to remember is that most wars don't start with intent. most wars start because people stumble into them. mistakes are made. it's the way world war i started. so rising tension of the kind we've seen in the korean peninsula in the last six months is deeply concerning from that respect. >> mike, we heard defense secretary mattis talking about military options. president trump tweeted about economic consequences for countries that trade with north korea and suggested that south korea is appeasing the north. is that a right approach? >> vlad, i think that the best approach here is the right words and the right actions. the right words are sober, right?
it's keeping all options open. it's that we will defend our allies at all costs. we will protect ourselves. this is exactly what jim mattis said. those are the right words. we shouldn't be threatening the north. in terms of action, we should be ramping up the sanctions. we should be building our missile defense, and that of south korea and japan, and we should make that known. we should conduct more missile defense tests. that's what we should be doing right now. >> michael, if the approach has been sober for years and years and they've continued this lurch toward the nuclear weapon, what prevents them from getting it? are you to just assume that it's going to happen? >> jeff, i think at the end of the day we face two choices. one is a military attack with devastating consequences and no guarantee of success. and the other is acceptance of where they are and where they're going with containment and deterrence. i think the latter makes the most sense. i think that's where we'll end up. >> michael morell, thank you very much as always, sir. >> you're welcome.
president trump is expected to announce tomorrow he's ending the so-called daca program. that's the obama program that protects nearly 800,000 immigrants who came to the u.s. illegally as children. gop leaders are now pressuring him to keep the policy while they work on a new plan. house speaker paul ryan said it was congress's responsibility to set immigration law. arizona senator jeff flake spoke out yesterday. >> there are 800,000 daca kids, kids brought across the border. the median age is 6 years old for the 800,000 when they came across the border. they should not be punished for the sins of their parents. >> attorney general jeff sessions has called for a hard clean break and wants to use daca as a bargain chip when congress returns. some parts of houston could face more flooding ten days after harvey first made landfall.
debris from the storm lines streets throughout the city. at least 46 people are confirmed dead. about 6,800 homes were destroyed and nearly 87,000 damaged. texas governor greg abbott says the financial cost of harvey could be up to $180 billion. mandatory evacuation orders are in place for people who live near two swollen reservoirs in south houston. michelle miller is along the barker reservoir. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this commercial park isn't under water from last week's hurricane. it is the direct result of the release of water from two reservoirs about a half-mile away. most of houston is dried out, and this release ensured that, officials say. but water isn't the only hazard wreaking havoc. more than one week after harvey made its u.s. landfall, communities across houston and east texas are racing to get a handle on the storm's devastation. national guardsmen airlifted in
bottled water to beaumont where flooding overwhelmed the city's pumping station, knocking out running water for days. in crosby, evacuated residents surrounding the arkema chemical plant were allowed home after officials successful ignited six trailers burning off any remaining flackable chemicals. evacuations are still being ordered in houston. about 300 people were forced from their homes in western stretches of that city on sunday. >> the police came, knocked on my door, and said you have ten minutes to get out. and there was a canoe waiting. sylvester turner says the evacuations were necessary to ensure the safety of first responders. on sunday's "face the thnation, he says flooding wasn't the only cause. >> they're flooding not only from the rainfall but from the release of the water from the reservoir. >> it just rained too cotton-pickin' hard.
>> reporter: richard long is with the u.s. army corp of engineers. he says intentionally releasing water from the reservoirs avoided a much larger catastrophe. >> a project is built to handle a certain size event. if you get an event bigger than that, something's got to give. we had to make these releases to ensure the integrity of our project. >> when you look out and see all of these homes flooded, these businesses. your office. what do you feel? >> it hurts. it truly does. these are my friends and neighbors. >> reporter: long says that his team should be reducing the flow of those releases very soon. but, those releases will continue, he says, through november. >> thank you very much. meteorologist jeff jamison from our cbs station ktvt is following a new tropical threat that could impact the u.s. jeff, good morning. >> good morning. hurricane irma is strengthening in the atlantic this morning. we are looking at a category 3 storm moving west towards some of the islands in the caribbean,
including puerto rico, hispaniola, cuba, the bahamas are also in the path of this storm. that's through day five. beyond day five i think the southeastern united states really needs to take this storm seriously. but there is a wide range of where irma can make landfall, anywhere from the central gulf coast all the way up toward the mid-atlantic. looking at the weather out west, we've had those dangerous wildfires near los angeles. the weather is cooling down, thankfully, in california. yesterday in l.a., temperatures were in the upper 90s. but now we are looking at a high of 86 for today, and by tomorrow, temperatures will be cooling down into the lower 80s. >> jeff, thank you. that cooler weather is good news for the more than 1,000 firefighters battling the largest fire in los angeles city history. it is 1 of at least 74 wildfires burning across the west. jamie yuccas is at a destroyed home in los angeles. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the mandatory evacuations have been lifted and the 210 freeway is back open.
but look at this -- this is 1 of 3 homes that was destroyed in this fire. firefighters say this is a reminder as to why people need to take extra precautions with the fire only 30% contained. even with temperatures dropping and the weather beginning to cooperate with emergency crews, the largest wildfire in los angeles city history continues to grow. >> visually you can see we've turned the corner, but it's not over. with winds this strong, anything can still happen. >> reporter: over the weekend, the la tuna fire advanced, destroying at least three homes including linda's. >> within 15 minutes the house was overtaken. there's nothing standing. no walls. everything is just ash. >> reporter: craig's family home burned to the ground. he was able to save his father, saving him by carrying him in his wheelchair. >> we left things we had packed up because we thought we had a minute. we had 90 seconds.
>> reporter: temperatures over the last few days have approached, and broken, the 100-degree mark, leaving people living near the fire lines scrambling to save their homes any way they can. >> you never know when it's out. it will look like it's out and it could flare up at any second. so it's not over until it is really over. >> we can handle everything. we have to. we don't have an option. we cannot fail. so we are continually planning, preparing, and training. >> reporter: the extreme heat is over. the high temperatures today will be in the low to mid 80s. firefighters hope that helps them get a handle on this more than 7,000-now-acre brush fire. but we have see some hotspots pop up. the concern is that wind could pick up and carry fire to the new spots. >> the wratwrath of mother natuk you. salt lake city police chief apologizes to a nurse. the confrontation on caught on video. she says a detective tried to force her to break the law.
>> i have one job and that's to keep patients safe. every communication is in the act of trying to protect those who can't protect themselves. >> ahead, the attempted arrest that puts the detective under a criminal investigation. but first it is 7:18 and tim another smoky day today. temperatures are cooling off a bit. dropping down to normal along the bay and the coats. we do have a slight chance of thunderstorms. look at what is happening to the south of us. we are watching to see if this is going to bring us some range. 80s along the bay and 70s by the coast. relief that makes pain a distant memory.
the duchess of cambridge will have another labor day in a few months. >> ahead, the surprise announcement that prince william and kate made this morning about baby number three who is on the way. >> you are watching c"cbs this mornin morning". >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places.
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>> from a 80 over to 101, does some crowding there. it is about a 10 minute ride. it is about a 25 many commute in the northbound direction. no delays heading to oakland. 80 -- 880 looking fantastic. no delays and no signs of red over at the bay bridge toll preiser -- toll plaza. >> you can still see the smokies guy out there. the haze is making for this red orange glow of the sunshine. the current condition is 70 right now. oakland, 71, san francisco, 69 degrees. our temperatures are dropping their normal. we do have a slight chance of thunderstorms later on today.
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here's a look at kensington palace in london where there is exciting news this morning from the royal family. welcome back to "cbs this morning." prince william's wife, kate, is expecting baby number three. the overnight announcement revealed that she faces a familiar health problem with her newest pregnancy. charlie d'agata is outside kensington palace. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the news broke in a surprise announcement from kensington palace here where kate is currently being treated. these are people marking the memorial of the death of princess diana 20 years ago.
the announcement came after kate had to cancel a scheduled appointment at a children's hospital to today, because according to the announcement, she is suffering from severe morning sickness. kate, who is now 35, suffered from acute morning sickness when she was carrying prince george, who's now 4, and princess charlotte, who's now 2. as a matter of fact, she was hospitalized while carrying prince george. the palace says for now she's going to be treated here at kensington palace by medical staff. the queen and both families are said to be delighted with the news. bookies are always banking on at least three children from william and kate who are now looking at a royal flush, if not a full house. >> thanks very much outside kensington palace. here are a look at this morning's other headlines. a "new york post" study reports that americans work harder than any other citizens in any other country. americans work 137 hours a year more than people in japan.
we also work 260 hours a year more than people in the uk, and compared to the french, we work an extra 500 hours. >> the "washington post" reports that flooding from harvey destroyed hundreds of thousands of cars in the city of houston, a city where people rely heavily on vehicles to get around. harvey appears to be the most destructive event for cars in the nation's history. an estimated 500,000 cars were ruined, more than twice the number destroyed in katrina. automotive damage could reach $5 billion. the "los angeles times" looks at the life of steely dan guitarist and co-founder, walter becker. [ are y ♪ >> this is a great song. becker died sunday at 67. steely dan performed songs like "ricky, don't lose that number." also "reeling in the years." the band was inducted in the
rock & roll hall of fame in 2001. the salt lake tribune says a a detective who dragged a nurse away after she refused to let officers take blood from an unconscious patient. two officers are now on paid administrative leave. >> good morning. the salt lake city police department is facing criticism for its conduct in the video. the footage has resulted in a public apology from the salt lake city police chief and a criminal investigation by the d.a.'s office. >> somebody help me! stop! stop! >> reporter: a body camera captured the moment nurse alex wubbels was arrested in the burn unit at the university of utah's hospital. >> stop! i've done nothing wrong! >> she was handcuffed after she refused to let police draw blood
from an unconscious man in the emergency room. >> i'm just a nurse trying to protect a patient. >> believe it or not, i'm trying to protect him too. >> it's so blatantly obvious what was right and what was wrong, and i was not wrong. >> reporter: the victim, an idaho reserve police officer who works as a truck driver had been brought in after being in this fiery car crash on july 26 near salt lake city. officer jeff payne's written report said he wanted to take a blood sample to show the victim did nothing wrong. >> is this patient under arrest? >> nope. >> reporter: wubbels explained to payne it was against hospital policy and the law to take blood as evidence from an unconscious patient without a warrant or an arrest. she puts her supervisor on the speaker phone. that's when things escalated. >> we're done. we're done. you're under arrest. >> reporter: wubbels was detained for about 20 minutes before being released. salt lake city police chief mike brown. >> i was alarmed by what i saw in the video. >> reporter: the department is conducting an internal investigation and has changed its blood draw policy.
>> i want to just continue the conversation. we need reeducation and i will be waiting to hear what chief brown decides should be done with his employees. >> reporter: over the weekend around 100 people gathered outside police headquarters to voice their outrage. wubbels said if she had to, she would take the same action again. >> my co-workers would have done the exact same thing. this is what we do. this is our profession. >> alex wubbels hasn't taken any legal action but she says that's not off the table. the police department where the patient worked issued a statement thanking the nurse and the staff of the hospital saying protecting the rights of others is truly a heroic act. >> it's great to know somebody would protect you from somebody who doesn't have a warrant. >> we're all shaking our heads looking at that video asking how can that happen. >> thank you very much. 14 members of a now disbanded penn state fraternity
will now stand trial. even after a judge dismissed the to a pledge's death. sophomore timothy piazza died in february after an alcohol hazing ritual inside the fraternity house. on friday involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault charges against eight members were dismissed. four others had their charges dropped all together. jim axelrod spoke to the parents of the victim after the ruling. >> good morning. friday's ruling was not what his parents were hoping for. the most serious charges have been dropped against the penn state fraternity members and the remaining charges carry little to no jail time. but piazza's parents say they are looking forward to the trials ahead and think this is far from over. >> the individuals in that fraternity were reckless in their behavior and basically caused our son's death. >> reporter: seven months after sophomore timothy piazza died at a penn state fraternity initiation event, his parents
say they are preparing for the next steps in their legal battle. >> we want justice absolutely. >> reporter: on friday the most serious charges including involuntary manslaughter were dropped against eight former beta theta pi fraternity members. four had them dropped all together. but 14 of the men still face misdemeanors, including alcohol and hazing charges. on february 4th, piazza was at the fraternity house for an y h initiation event that involved heavy drinking. security inside the house shows piazza stumbling and hitting his head repeatedly. no one called 911 for hours. he later died from his injuries. former fraternity member jeff ems had his reckless endangerment charge thrown out. >> i feel ready to get back to my normal life. go see my family and not have this weight on my shoulders anymore. >> what do people need to understand about what happened in there and how you feel about your role? >> people need to understand is
that this was a terrible terrible tragedy and that's what it was. simply. >> reporter: timothy piazza's parents say the important thing is that the members of the beta theta pi fraternity will still stand trial. >> i'm looking forward to the trial and what else comes out of the investigation. >> and being charged with hazing charges. >> that's important to you. >> absolutely. >> why? >> we need to put a stop to it. >> it has no place in greek life. >> the county prosecutor said she plans to seek a judge's permission to re-file the involuntary manslaughter charges against the former fraternity members, but their defense attorneys say they will challenge any effort to restore the dismissed charges. dates have not yet been set for the trials. >> the heart still aches for the piazza family. >> no winners anywhere in this story. >> exactly. thank you. a houston police officer tells our david begnaud why he did not let stage 4 cancer stop him from helping fellow citizens
during harvey. >> was there every a moment where you thought, i don't know if this is smart. >> no. it never crossed my mind at all. never. i didn't even think about it. >> an amazing story ahead. how he helped rescue 1,500 people, many of them children, you're watching "cbs this morning." ahead. how he rhelped rescue 1,500 people, many of them children, ahead on "cbs this morning." when you have allergies, it can seem like triggers pop up everywhere. luckily there's powerful, 24-hour, non-drowsy claritin. it provides relief of symptoms
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houston's police chief says harvey destroyed or damaged the homes of nearly 400 of his officers. still they stayed on duty during the storm. one officer, burt ramon, helped save more than 1,000 people even though he was fighting stage 4 colon cancer. he finished another round of chemotherapy yesterday at a cancer treatment center in tulsa, oklahoma. that's where david begnaud caught up with him. david, good morning. >> reporter: dana, good morning. when the officer finished rescuing people, he came here to the cancer treatment centers of america. he's been doing it every two and
a half weeks for the last year and half. he'll tell you his life literally depends on it. but his wife will tell you when the floodwaters started to rise in houston, he put everything about his safety on hold so that the people of houston could depend on him. >> i feel great. i feel good. i feel strong. >> reporter: when houston police officers burt ramon posed for this picture, he was sending a signal to his wife cindy. >> that's me giving thumbs up that i'm okay. don't want anybody worrying about me. >> reporter: he became one of the heroes of hurricane harvey, helping rescue nearly 1,500 people. many were children, all desperate. >> this is where we unloaded all the senior citizens from the assistant living center in kingwood. >> reporter: for four days it was treacherous. one police boat capsized. sergeant steve perez drowned in his patrol car. >> you've worked hurricanes. allison. rita. he helped with evacuees wi
hurricane katrina that came to houston. what was this one like? >> this is like an apocalypse. it was just unreal. >> and it was dangerous, especially for him. ramon has stage 4 cancer. it has spread from his colon to his liver and lungs. >> he does know his platelet counts are low, right, so he can bump, bruise, bleed easily. she says, i know, but that's what he wants to do. >> reporter: his case manager heard from his wife cindy. >> there's no way. i told him to stay home. you can't go. he looked at me like i'm crazy. "i'm going." "i'm going in." >> truly a hero. >> that's what we do. >> hi, burt. >> reporter: he had just finished his latest round of chemotherapy when we met him sunday. he talked to us about faith and finding a purpose. >> god answered my prayer. it came out of this flood. i hope i can inspire other cancer patients, don't let this hold you back. if you feel strong, don't let it take over your life at all. >> before the storm and for his
own health he had been stuck on desk duty. when houston started to flood, he couldn't get to his station so he went to the next one. his colleagues started to worry about him. >> i said, hey, i'm fine. i said, you know, don't hold me back. i'll go wherever i need to be. >> was there ever a moment where you thought i don't know if this is smart? >> no. it's never crossed my mind at all. never. >> reporter: he put his health concerns on hold for the city he swore to serve. >> as long as i feel good and i feel healthy, i'm going to go out there and work. it hasn't slowed me down yet, thank god. >> reporter: as soon as our interview ended, officer ramon and his wife got in their vehicle to begin the nine-hour drive home to houston. we wondered whether he wanted or planned or would be going back to work. we figured the answer would be yes. his wife sent us a text message saying, i guarantee you, he will back at the office first thing monday morning. >> thank you very much. >> we need more officer ramones.
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good morning. the time now is 7:57. here is a 80 right near 84. you can see traffic doing well in both directions. no delays over at the san mateo bridge. the westbound direction 13 minute until you get to 101. if you're heading to sfo, good news, no delays on the roadways. if you're making your way towards the bay bridge toll plaza, the lights have been off all morning long. a 12 minute ride into san francisco. this is normally a view of the skyline. today, smoky out there, we have a lot of smoke from all of those fires burning across northern california and oregon. here is another view of our hazy conditions. concorde, 72, oakland, 72, it is the fifth executive day with
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, september 4th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." headstrong reaction to kim jong-un's newest neuclear test. and the u.s. threatens an overwhelming response. and the hometown nfl team delivers to help flood victims in houston. first, today's eye opener. south korea practiced a strike on north korea after what appears to be the largest nuclear weapons test.
>> military tact with devastating consequences and the other is acceptance with containment. this commercial park isn't underwater from last week's hurricane. it's a direct result of the release of water from two reservoirs about a half mile away. one of three homes that was destroyed in this fire, and firefighters say it's a reminder as to why people need to take extra precautions with the fire only 30% contained. the news broke in a surprise announcement from kensington palace. we're looking at royal flush. fakes it. spikes and touchdown! what a comeback! >> ucla is going to walk out of here with a victory after being down by 34 points. >> it's a classic.
happy labor day to both of you. charlie, gayle, and nora are off. defense secretary said north korea had better not threaten the u.s. or allies with the nuclear weapons. mattis said after a national security meeting with president trump there would be a massive military response both effective and overwhelming. this morning south korea's defense ministry say the north is preparing for a future intercontinental ballistic launch. the u.n. security council is discussing the crisis this morning. it follows north korea's latest nuclear test on sunday. the country claims it tested a hydrogen bomb that worked perfectly. we're in seoul where military drills were conducted overnight. >> reporter: good morning. it was north korea's sixth nuclear test. it seems to mark a major advancement for the weapons program for the rogue nation. south korea responded this
morning with a drill designed to simulate an attack on north korea's nuclear facility. the south korean military said the exercise involving jets and missiles was meant to strongly worn pyongyang. kim jong-un has accelerated the nuclear program. before news of sunday's nuclear test, north korea state media released pictures showing kim jong-un inspecting a bomb that could fit on an icbm. north korea tested two icbms capable for reaching the united states for the first time. it's not known if the technology has a technology for a warhead that would survive a pressure reentry into the atmosphere. south korea announced it will allow the u.s. to install four more thad rocket launchers. >> thank you. u.s. intelligence officials say there's high confidence that
north korea tested an advanced design weapon. and the signs suggest it could be a hydrogen bomb. h-bombs are stronger than the atomic bombs the u.s. dropped on japan at the end of world war ii. those weapons rely on nuclear atoms. hydrogen bombs are more advanced. they use a second step called nuclear fusion. it creates a more powerful explosion. the energy from hydrogen bombs can create a fire ball as hot as the center of the sun. when a reporter asked president trump if he would attack north korea, the president said "we'll see." mr. trump tweeted yesterday north korea's words and actions continue to be hostile and dangerous to the united states. defense secretary james mattis sent his own message after a national security meeting a the white house. >> we're not looking to the total annihilation of country, namely north korea. but as i said, we have many
options to do so. >> usa today washington bureau chief susan page is with us from washington. >> good morning. >> defense secretary mattis talked about multiple military options. the president tweeted about economic consequences. what do you make of that? >> i think it was interesting that the comment in front of the white house, as you saw, from the defense secretary from the chairman of the joint chiefs talking about a military threat. didn't come from the secretary of state. and you have the sense that while what the administration is saying on military options is the same as what previous administrations have said, which is all options are on the table. you have the sense that military anxiouses are more -- higher prospect now than we've ever seen. >> susan, congress is returning this week with a lot try to try to work around here. debt ceiling, tax reform policy, potentially north korea. there's the news now that president trump is looking to potentially end the daca program for undocumented immigrants, the
children. what happens with -- daca now? >> the president is going to rescind daca those are the reports out of the white house on some sort of a time table. that will create a fire storm. we know that while the president's base supports the idea of ending this program and it's something he promised to do over and over again during the campaign, that americans, two-thirds, in some polls, three-fourths don't want the young people at the risk of deportation. this is going to create some big challenges for the congress, on whether they can act. they've debated it before. and, also, what it's going to mean for republicans in next year's midterm elections. we've got the example of california pete wilson in the 1990s took action seen as very -- illegal immigrants and the republican party in california has been paying the price since. >> we have congress back in
session next week, and this idea of the debt ceiling being tied to harvey. we know they have to get to the harvey relief right away. what do you make of this? >> i think in this way the terrible tragedy of the hurricane, hurricane harvey gives congress a way to get a debt ceiling lifted that is helpful to them. it's usually the a subject of a lot political debate. republicans reluctant to raise the debt ceiling. everybody is in favor of providing relief to the hurricane victims. in a way, it might be a little helpful legislatively to get that done. also need to get funding the government done. there are a couple of things congress must do in the month of september. >> could it be helpful we finally see some bipartisan work there in congress? >> you know, i think that's possible. i think that would be something a big relief to americans. i think a lot of us watch the scenes out of houston. we're really -- they were heart wrenching because of the devastation but heart warming because you saw people workings together. you saw the local government seeming to do a pretty good job in getting things under control
there. >> do you have any sense that tax reform goes anywhere this fall? >> i think tax reform is one of the high priorities that keeps getting lower on the list. it's below north korea, below hurricane relief. if daca is rescinded it's below trying to do something about these young people who came here illegally -- brought here illegally as children. i think tax reform is a big one. i think it gets harder and harder to see how it's done. >> the president still believe that mexico is going to pay for the wall, susan? it will be a discussion that congress will take on. >> the president continues to say that. but from his conversation we heard about the recording transcript that was released of his conversation with the mexican president. president thinks it's a en the realistic possibility. >> all right. >> susan paige, thank you very much. >> thank you. texas governor greg abbott said damage from harvey could cost up to $180 billion.
streets of houston are lined with storm debris. harvey damaged near 87,000 homes and killed at least 46 people. the houston school district said at least 202 of the 288 schools had water damage. some may not be open in time for the september 11th start date. one elementary principal shared how he felt after seeing a picture of his school's damage. >> from the picture, my heart just dropped. i knew that we were going to have a lot of work to do. but i'm hopeful. i'm confident that the district is going to support us. i'm confident that my staff and my students, once they return, you know, we'll make it as normal and as good a place as it was before the flood. >> schools cannot open in time. school students will be most likely be moved temporarily to other campuses. the environmental protection agency is expected to visit toxic waste sites in houston today. 13 superflood sites have been flooded and possibly damaged
during harvey. a super fund site is is a highly toxic waste area identified by the epa as one of the most contaminated places in the country. 10-foot high swamped waters. people in channel view, texas are worried that the armor cap used to cover the site was damaged during the storm. others told our reporter they started cleaning up their home unaware of the potential dangers. >> we have been using gloves and masks. you know, wearing boots. that's the best we can do for now. >> reporter: have you received any notice from the epa or anyone from the epa talk to you? >> no. >> reporter: at all? >>? no. >> reporter: the epa will survey the site and two others later today. j.j. watt is helping raise more than $18 million for harvey victims. ahead how he and his teammates worked for hours to make sure that many people in houston have the supplies
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♪ the houston texans are helping their city in the wake of hurricane harvey. the houston, texans are helping their city in the wake of hurricane harvey. a fundraising campaign launch by j.j. watt has collected more than $18.5 million. yesterday the football players handed out water and critical supplies to storm victims. michelle miller is in houston with more of the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning! hurricane harvey did not discriminate. members of the texans football team also flooded. j.j. watt and crew knew they had the means to push through. they want to make sure that the rest of their city does.
boxes of supplies, water, even hugs. j.j. watt and teammates are helping to get the people of texas back on their feet. on sunday 10 semitrucks arrived from watt's home state of wisconsin. filled to the brim with donated items. >> these are volunteers. >> not a single cent of the millions of dollars he's fundraised. watt said with a fund this large, he said he wants to make sure it's managed correctly. >> make sure i work with local organizations that we do it right here in the city so that money goes to the people of houston. who need it the most so we can help rebuild. >> reporter: and that's where it went. we watched as the players handed out the donations throughout the city. and christian tabernacle church hundreds of cars streamed in. people looking for everything from water to bleach. >> you have a cat.
>> reporter: to cat food and buckets for cleaning. the football players made sure they had what they needed and helped out volunteers who had been working in the heat for hours. >> it's not right for other people to suffer during the storm. >> reporter: ara is one of the volunteers. a die hard texans fan. he made sure while he worked hard, he also snapped some pictures. he calls these guys his heros. and today he got to see them in action. >> it's the best! because they're coming out to do the right thing. >> reporter: the players also brought with them moments of joy. >> we love texas. >> reporter: for those who experienced a week of heartbreak. laura hernandez said mold has taken over her home. donning j.j.'s number and getting signature, she, like many other volunteers still had a smile on her face. >> it excites me they're helping so much here and we can give a hand to people that are in need.
>> to see the way the city has come together. going through a hard time. >> reporter: texans safety curtis drummond said it's volunteers like this that keep houston, texas strong. >> we'll bounce back. >> reporter: their original goal $10 million? guess what. they raised $20 million. and that's with lots and lots of small donations. they've had a few big ones. ellen degeneres just pledged $1 million of her own. >> michelle miller, thank you very much. and the texans open at home when nfl season starts this week. it will be nice -- >> yeah. >> yeah. it's nice to see sports helping, at least. a record-setting astronaut returns to earth after 288 days in orbit. what makes peggy woodson the most female experienced walker. building a mecca for vinyl
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to earth after 288 days in space. ♪ >> touchdown. >> look at that. >> landed in kazakhstan on saturday along with another american and a russia. at 57 she's the world's oldest space woman and the most experienced space walker. she spent 665 days in space. that is more than any other astronaut. nasa changed her plans to travel home because a jet sent to pick her up was delayed due to harvey. they gave woodson a ride to germany and arrived back in houston last night. . >> great international relations. >> there you go. something we can all get behind. movies for the fall season. one of the biggest new trends in hollywood is based on true stories. a preview straight ahead. how george clooney is in the director's chair for a new cohen brothers movie. that's a wonderful combination.
your local news is next. new cohen brothers movie. that's a wonderful combination we love to see. your local news is next. imploded over the has 11 piers left good morning. it is 8:25. two underwater peers were imploded over the weekend. caltrans now has 11 peers to demolish. they are on track to end in november. marine biologists say the crabs are a nuisance, because they eat everything. they are being grounded to fertilizer for local dairies. traffic and weather, coming up next.
good morning emergency crews are on the scene of an accident that has two lanes blocked along southbound right at highway 35. some injuries involved. this was a car fire, so be prepared for some slowdown. so far, traffic is still getting by okay, but we are likely to see slowdowns still. as you make your way into san francisco, this is 80 with traffic nice and light. it is pretty much what we have been seeing all morning long for the three day weekend. a lot of folks are not commuting this morning. at 12 minute ride across and if
you're using mass transit, keep in mind, there is no service for the a train. -- on the ace train. we are getting some clouds working their way in that is going to cool things off a little bit. 72 in concorde, san francisco, look at what is going on in the south. right now, as i zoom in, you can see it there on our high definition doppler with a low band coming through possibly heading towards gilroy inching its way up towards san jose. we will keep an eye on that today. you can see the storm system with a bigger view there. just to show you of what's left of tropical storm lydia. it is helping to cool things off. you can see temperatures about 10 degrees cooler than where they were over the weekend. we are getting another decent drop on wednesday with another
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>> that's right. >> brian said it takes about 4.6 hours or years or days. >> or 4.6 seconds to throw it against the wall. that was the other thing. welcome back to "cbs this morning." charlie, nora, and gayle are off. right now time for the headlines. usa today reports that justice department confirmed there's no evidence supporting president trump's claim that trump tower was wiretapped. in march mr. trump tweeted. a court filing last week said neither the fbi nor the justice department's national security division have records confirming the alleged wiretaps. representative jim briden sign of oklahoma was tapped ahead in nasa. a former may i have pilot is a strong supporter of commercial space projects. if confirmed he'll face pressure to cut costs. he lacks management experience, said critics.
the death of pulitzer prize winning author john ashbury. president obama awarded him the 2011 national humanities medal. he died yesterday of natural causes at his home in hudson, new york. he was 90 years old. national geographic reports that a new species of plants or animals being discovered every other day in the amazon. in 2014 and 2015, they were credible reports of 381 newly described species. that includes 216 plants, 93 fish, 20 mammals, 19 reptiles, and one bird. scientists are concerned some species may go extinct before they can be studied. market watch said maple could knock off pumpkin spice as fall's favorite. the financial website said that there are signs that companies are looking for something new to sale customers.
pumpkin spice sales are up a modest 21%. but sales of nonalcoholic maple beverages like coffee is up 85%. >> move over pumpkin spice. >> the pumpkin spice they start in july now. >> a year around effort. after a dismal summer box office. the summer ticket sales fell to a 22-year low. comic book movies rounded out the top three over the season. wonder woman brought home more than $400 million. guardians of the galaxy and spiderman homecoming was closely mind. this week marks the official week of the fall movie season. an adaptation of stephen king's "it." "justice league." and george clooney shows off his work behind the camera. eric davis is the managing editor at fandango.
good morning. good to see you. >> we've been talking about it all morning "it." do you think it is it? >> it is. i was shocked how great the movie is. i'm not a big horror fan or stephen king guy. this film has a great throwback sensibility. it's scary, funny, romantic. it feels like something we would have gotten in the '80s. the kids are all great. you know, in this era where shows like "stranger things" on netflix are causing waves. this movie fits in with that, i think. if you're a fan of that. >> what is it rated? >> "r." >> yeah. a couple of years ago, this would have been pg-13. now "r." >> why? >> they're seeing success. we started it seeing it with comedies and the super hero movies. now the rhorror movies. i think we're seeing some of the best horror movies being made now. leading into the "r" rating
helps "it." >> if you dare to see it. >> the book was incredibly scary. i'm suspecting this is going to be. based on the trailer. >> it is. 27 years ago, is when the miniseries came out. 27 years in the book is how long it takes before "it" comes back. >> a lot of movies based on true stories. >> yes. "goodbye christopher robin." "molly's game." >> it's a big trend. "molly's game" from writer director aaron sorkin. in my opinion, one of the great writers of our time. based on the real story of molly bloom, aka, the poker princess. if you remember her from awhile back. she was olympics class skier who got injured and became embroiled in the high stakes underground poker scene with celebrities and, you know, jessica chastain is great at playing the high-powered independent, powerful women who know how to get what they want.
pairing her with aaron sorkin's dialogue is a match made in heaven. excuse the pun. i'm going all in on that one. [ laughter ] the real story of winnie the pooh. it's a fascinating story. takes place post world war ii about the fractured relationship between a father and son. and the real life inspiration of christopher robin. complicated history for pooh bear and friends. but definitely worth checking out. >> george clooney reuniting with the cohen brothers. >> yeah. >> every time they get together, they make incredible films. what do you expect? >> yeah. it's george clooney back as director. matt damon, juliet moore. it's based on a script from the 1980s, believe it or not. also, loosely based on a real-life story that took place in suburbia in pennsylvania. 1957. about a model suburban community that rioted when a black family moved in. this is where the film takes place in this world.
just premiered at the film festival. george clooney said it was an angry film for an angry country. >> a lot of us for blade runner. >> yes. >> blade runner and super hero movies. "thor." >> justice league. >> i'm hoeing -- hoping for a syfy master specie. looks visually amazing. "thor" this is the third "thor" movie. look for a colorful thor. a funnier thor. he made one of my favorite movies in the last few years. look for mark ruffalo. then "justice league," d.c.'s "avengers." this is all of them in one film, superman, batman. >> are you hearing it's going to be good? >> you're still going. >> you're absolutely right.
>> wonderwoman is in it. i think that's the draw in my opinion. >> that's the line i use from jewels in "pulp fiction." "i'm going." >> i'm going. [ laughter ] >> thank you, my friend. musician jack white's third man records is using an old to mar to the win over knew -- new music lovers. >> i've profited, which i thought it would always be a loss. >> /* >> you weren't figuring you were going to make any money on this. >> no, no. don't justnk
♪ a popular record company is putting a modern spin on vinyl. sales of vinyl records have pgrown each of the past 11 year with more than 13 million sold last year alone. they made up more than 11% of total physical album sales. musician jack white and his company third man records are helping revitalize the vinyl business. anthony mason has a rare look in the changes and how music is recorded and released. >> reporter: when third man records opened its new vinyl pressing plant in detroit in february, it was a landmark in the unexpected renaissance of
vinyl records. the eight german made machines are the first new presses to be built in about 35 years. >> all new pressers, boilers, hydraulics. new piping. everything is brand new. what made you want to take that leap? >> an incredible sense of not knowing when to stop. >> reporter: musician jack white, who was born in the motor city has detroit-sized dreams for his record label. >> one day i want this place to be like what i heard about henry ford wanted for ford motor company, which was you pour in raw materials on this side and the other side you pop out cars. >> reporter: you want the whole line. >> we're close. the only thing we're not doing is plating and making the sleeves. >> reporter: white, who made his name for front man for the white stripes, launched third man to
re-release the group's records on vinyl. it was a passion project. >> the company's always done well, we've always profited. i always thought it would be a loss. >> reporter: you weren't figuring you were going to make any money on this. >> >> no, no. vinyl records? no. >> reporter: he set up a warehouse in 2009 and recruited old friend ben swank to run it. was there a plan in the beginning for third man records? >> you know, the most contention thing between my wife at that time is you don't have a business plan. what are you doing? >> reporter: out in front of the warehouse they opened a small record shop. it became so popular, it crew into a candy land for music junkies. and third mangan to expand the roster of singers. it also includes spoken word
recordings like auction near jerry king. >> if you drop it here it's a cattle auction. here, it's a different auction. >> why do you do it? >> because it should exist. [ laughter ] >> reporter: at third man pack packaging design is as important as the music itself. this is a limited edition sound track to the "great gatsby." >> these are playable records. >> these are wood sleeves. >> yeah. we riveted them ourselves. >> reporter: it's not just what is on the vinyl, but what is in it. >> we pressed flower petals into the record. >> reporter: you press the flower petals into it? >> yes. >> and this. >> some things that were gimmicky, some that were beautiful, to capture the people to bring it back to the visible product and get away from invisible music. >> reporter: white, who started
his career as a furniture upholsterer, has lavished the same attention to detail on third man's nashville headquarters. over an archway, an upside downturn table is carved into the wood. >> i care more about how to design this room than i do about how many of those records will sell. >> reporter: music feels like a three dimensional thing for you. in the sense that the art work and everything else around it. >> you know i sometimes think a lot of it is a waste of my time because i don't know how much of it connects and follows through, and especially in the day and age i was dropped on planet earth to work in the day and age where music is the last thing on a person's mind after their cell phone, netflix, internet. i used to think when music was number one on people's list. i used to feel sorry for poets and sculptors. now i feel sorry for ourselves for what we're competing against. so when we see a teenager come
in and buy a record, that lights us all up. >> reporter: this year vinyl is expected to become a billion dollar industry. third man now releases about a record a week. some captured from live performances in the blue room at the back of the headquarters. ♪ >> reporter: they can record directly acetate used to create the vinyl master. >> we think we're the only live venue in the world where you can do this. >> reporter: this recording was third man's latest artist, lily mae, a 25-year-old fiddling phenom. lily mae rische starting performing in the family band when she was just 3. >> so music is literally in your blood. >> ting is. i think it is. >> reporter: at seven, her solder sister told her to pick up the fiddle. >> reporter: obviously you like it. >> i hated it. for years i hated it.
♪ >> reporter: but she came around and caught the ear of white, who recruited her for his backing band. >> she is, you know, sort of that michael jackson of the jackson five. she is, to me, every one of them talented but she's got the something that is extra special about her. >> reporter: white produced lily mae's debut record. >> reporter: what is it like to see the album arrive? >> it was wild. i got to see it last week. it's crazy. >> wonderful story. >> yeah. it sounds better on vinyl. >> it does. it's not snobby to say there's a nice warmth that comes through. >> i was telling you, i saw turn tables for sale now again in the bookstores and they're selling the albums again. it's nice. a little receiretro flashback. the giant panda twins celebrated a milestone. what the atlanta zoo is to honor
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