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it's tuesday, november 14th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. there's new information in the russian election meddling probe involving donald trump jr. and wikileaks. >> a fifth woman comes forward accusing a candidate of sexual misconduct. moore says it never happened. >> i can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. >> but a growing number of gop lawmakers are calling for moore to drop out of the race. >> and amazon heads to middle earth. the company is taking a chance
that lord of the rings fans are ready for more hobbits. good morning from the studio 57 news room at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie greene. donald trump jr., the president's oldest son released a series of twitter messages he exchanged with wikileaks during and after the 2016 election. the exchanges took place at the same time wiki leaks was releasing messages. the messages had already been released to three committees investigating russian intervention in the 2016 election. >> good morning. the messages mainly consisted of wiki leaks offering advice to trump jr. also praising donald trump's comments about the website. >> in a series of screen shots
donald trump jr. released hiss conversations with wiki leaks during the campaign writing in part how ironic that one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak the messages. in one of the messages from october 2016 don jr. was asked by the hacking site to publicize its leaks in the hillary campaign. in one instance they suggested that if mr. trump were to lose he should not concede and instead claim the election was rigged. cbs news has confirmed that investigators are in possession of the messages and that wiki leaks published them. >> the president's son would be in direct communication with the vehicle that was used by russia in order to seek to influence our election is a really
striking development. requently praised tion candidate the website for releasing damaging e-mails and information about his opponent hillary clinton. in october of last year vice president mike pence was asked about the trump campaign's connections to the hacking site. >> some suggested on the left all this bad stuff about hillary, nothing bad about trump, that your campaign is in cahoots with wikileaks. >> nothing could be further from the truth. >> an attorney released the statement saying quote, over the last several months we have worked cooperatively with each of the committees and have voluntarily turned over thousands of documents. we can say that we have no concerns about these documents and any questions raised about them have been easily answered in the appropriate forum. >> a spokes person for the vice president said he was never aware of anyone associated with the campaign being in contact with wikileaks. he said he first learned about this news from yesterday's report.
>> thanks a lot. jeff sessions is scheduled to testify before the house judiciary committee today and is likely to be asked about previous statements concerning contacts between the trump campaign and russia. and sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel, this one to look into hillary clinton foundation dealings. and a uranium deal struck during the obama presidency. sessions has directed federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues. a russian backed company purchased uranium mines back in 2010 and that's when hillary clinton was secretary of state. some of the investors donated large sum to the clinton foundation. roy moore, the republican candidate for the u.s. senate seat in alabama says that he doesn't know the latest woman to accuse him of sexually assaulting her. she claims he assaulted her when she was a teenager. senior republicans want moore to step down, but he's refusing. >> this is absolutely false.
>> a defiant roy moore held a press conference monday evening addressing the latest claim of sexual misconduct against him. >> i never did what she said i did. i don't even know the woman. >> reporter: earlier in the day beverly nelson described how he assaulted her decades ago when she was just 16. >> mr. moore reached over and began groping me. and putting his hand on my breast. >> nelson says the attack occurred after the then district attorney offered to drive her home from the restaurant where she worked. she says the regular customer left this note behind in her high school yearbook calling her a sweet girl. >> this is a political maneuver and has nothing to do with reality. >> moore has called the allegations against him a witch hunt but more republicans are calling on him to step aside. senate majority whip john cornyn
addressed whether they should vote to expel him if he wins. >> i think that's way down the road. even before the latest accuser came forward mitch mcconnell said he had heard enough. senator mcconnell said the party is exploring whether another republican could mount a successful write-in campaign should moore win the race. president trump is on his way home from asia. protesters took to the streets. mr. trump was there to attend a summit on regional security but he skipped it when it was delayed. trade also dominated his trip. this morning mr. trump tweeted, just arrived in the philippines for my final stop with world leaders. will lead to fair trade deals unlike the horror show from past administrations. the president also tweeted that he'd be making a major statement when he returned to washington. when he gets home the president
will turn his attention to tax reform. he's scheduled a thursday meeting with house gop members before they vote on a tax overhaul plan. mr. trump has his own ideas calling for a steeper tax break for wealthier americans. the death toll from the powerful earthquake that hit the border between iran and iraq now stands at more than 430. sunday's quake struck as people were going to bed. another 7,000 were injured. rescue workers are digging through what's left of collapsed buildings. the power is off in the region. water lines are cut and there are no communications. the worst damage appears to be in a kurdish town in western iran. and new evidence in the death of a frat member. surveillance video left to new charges in the death of timothy
piazza. he had 18 drinks in one hour and 22 minutes. his parents say the new evidence hasn't eased their grief. >> it's really important for people to see the damage. the far reaching damage that's occurred, because these young men decided to protect themselves instead of tim. >> we need parents to be talking to their kids about this. we need parents to put their foot down and say you must not do this. >> the new evidence means 12 additional fraternity members now face charges and that brings the total number to more than two dozen. coming up on the morning news now, green beret investigation. new revelations about a possible motive in the death of an army soldier. and three ucla basketball players detained in china get help from the white house. this is the cbs morning news.
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powerful powerful winds in the seattle area yesterday toppled trees leaving one dead and several people hurt. wind gusts topped 60 miles per hour, a tree fell on a car in a seattle suburb killing a woman and critically injuring her sister. almost 200,000 customers lost power. ucla basketball players being detained in china are getting help from the president and new clues in the death of a green beret. those are some of the head lines on the newsstand. two navy seals already under investigation in the straggling death of a green beret are also under scrutiny in an alleged theft. investigators say army staff sergeant was strangled to death in june in mali after an argument with the two seals. the seals are reportedly now being investigated for taking money from a fund used to pay confidential informants.
sources say the sergeant discovered the theft and threatened to report the navy seals. >> the los angeles times reports president trump asked chinese president to help resolve the shoplifting case against three ucla basketball players. the players are being held in their hotel in china for shoplifting designer sunglasses. mr. trump reportedly made the request while in beijing last week. and sports illustrated reports on cleveland cavaliers superstar lebron james taking the new york city subway with his teammates yesterday to avoid traffic. >> 45 minute bus ride or six minute train ride so we decided to hop on the train with the squad. >> the team was heading back to their hotel after a morning shoot around at madison square garden. a passenger who later said he didn't know who he was sitting next to got a little annoyed when the cameras were turned on him. still ahead, new hobbit adventures, the lord of the rings heads to the small screen with a major deal with amazon prime.
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into the charges last month. amazon is making a series out of lord of the rings. the series will be a prequel to the trilogy. it leaves the door open for a possible spinoff. it's estimated amazon acquires it for as much as $250 million. now, this seems like a joining of strange bedfellows. walmart is devoting a section of its website to lord taylor. the initiative will start next spring. it hopes to attract new customer who is are already buying higher end products on walmart.com. this is the latest push to compete with amazon and barbie is adding a new doll to its lineup to honor women who break boundaries. the new barbie will be modelled at the first american to compete at the olympics while wearing a hood.
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a top figure of 140 and a bottom one of 90 used to indicate high blood pressure but those numbers now dropped to 130 over 80 and it means half of u.s. adults have hyper tension including one woman who visited a new york city health fair yesterday. >> it's considered a silent killer and now it's something i need to research and i wouldn't have known that had i not stopped through today. >> only 2% of the newly added people with high blood pressure need medication. they're urging the rest to try healthier lifestyles first. despite president trump's promise of bringing back the coal industry in america it might be difficult to do. natural gas and automation are preventing that, but there's an effort to bring a new industry to appalacia. >> in boone county west virginia, coal mining has provided work for seven generations of billy jack buzzard's family. >> when did you become a coal miner?
>> 18 years old. >> right out of high school. >> yes, ma'am. >> three years ago he lost his job at this coal plant. >> it was horrible. you know, i got laid off, lost my vehicle, lost my house. >> did you have a plan b? >> no, there was no plan b. >> but the 29-year-old found one in june swapping his hard hat for a laptop. >> you go to this website. >> he was accepted into a free training program that teaches former coal miners to become computer coders creating apps, websites and games. founder amanda locker started the nonprofit in 2015 because her younger brother was worried about losing his coal mining job. >> in just a few months we realized they're really good. they're going off and learning stuff that i didn't know yet. >> u.s. senator invited the group to his state. >> we saw that and we called them and said would you come to our job fair? >> he helped with federal
grants. >> do you think coding is a game changer for west virginia? >> i think it gives us a chance to diversify and be something people think we're not. >> modern mining and coding require similar skills especially in math and problem solving. >> we're not a bunch of idiots out here and we're not a bunch of hill jacks. there are some smart individuals here. >> his ultimate goal, helping turn his home from coal country to code country. cbs news, west virginia. >> coming up, only on cbs this morning, nora o'donnell goes behind the counter with the ceo of the sandwich chain subway. i'm anne-marie greene. this is the cbs morning news.
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our top stories this morning. donald trump jr. released a series of private twitter exchanges between himself and wikileaks during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. the documents show trump jr. responded three times. he agreed to ask around about a political action committee that wikileaks had mentioned. and the republican nominee for the u.s. senate in alabama roy moore says the latest accusation against him of sexual misconduct is absolutely false. beverly young nelson claims that moore sexually assaulted her when she was a teenager decades ago. she's the fifth woman to accuse him of sexual misconduct. moore says he doesn't know her and calls the charges a political maneuver. the united states and south korea wrap up joint military
drills today off south korea. the show of strength is aimed at north korea. >> reporter: these fighter jets from the uss ronald reagan could strike targets in north korea in a matter of minutes. three u.s. aircraft carrier strike groups the reagan, the theodore roosevelt and the nimitz. they're involved in these massive military exercises just off the korean peninsula. it's the largest display of strength in a decade. >> they could launch a fighter jet off this carrier once every 20 seconds but of course then they have to get all those fighter jets back on board. this is how they do it. >> all of this together, the whole u.s. military sends the message that we're ready to defend ourselves. >> mark dalton commands one of
the strike groups. he says having three carriers that support more than 200 aircraft is a rare training opportunity. >> does this closely mimic a real life conflict situation? >> the more strike groups that you can get together, the more complex it is. and so we get training value out of that. >> but these u.s. led exercises infuriate north korea which views them as rehearsals for an invasion and calls the latest drill reckless and provocative. >> china and russia has called on the u.s. to end these military efforts because they fear they needlessly provoke north korea. the u.s. says it needs to be prepared. ben tracy, cbs news on board of the uss ronald reagan. the ntsb says a federal safety regulator isn't doing enough to keep unsafe drivers of buses off the roads.
plus, the series my generation looks at the financial lives of millennials. we'll hear from some of them as they address stereo types, buying a house and student debt. >> and nora goes behind the counter with the ceo of subway for her first television interview. that's the cbs morning news for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie greene. have a great day. have a great day.
>> i'm michelle griego. how is everyone doing? doing well. how are you? >> happy tuesday. >> happy tuesday to you. >> we are looking at a big weather system? >> the calm before the storm with a little break in the rain and tomorrow, we may see more rain then we've seen. we are keeping a close eye. here's a look outside to start your day with clouds helping to get us off to a relatively mild start with temperatures in the 50s for most locations. 46 in santa rosa, 54 in san francisco. 53 in concord and 56 in livermore. i will time out the rain for tomorrow. in the meantime, let's look at the roads. >> we are tracking an accident. i don't know if these roadways are wet but i had some wipers on this morning. crash is