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this morning. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, november 17th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." senator al franken apologizes after a woman says he forcibly kissed and groped her. >> he just put his hand on the back of my head and smashed his face against -- i mean it happened so fast. he smashed his lips against my face. >> standing by their embattled candidate, the alabama republican party is supporting roy moore despite growing allegations of sexual misconduct
and is calling for national gop candidates to drop out of the race. and flames quickly whipped through a nursing home leaving people out in the cold and at least 20 people hurt. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters right here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the latest revelation of sexual misconduct by a public figure. minnesota senator al franken, a democrat, has apologized for inappropriate behavior and said he will cooperate with an investigation. franken is facing stiff criticism following accusations by a los angeles radio personality. hena doba is here in new york with more. hena, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. reaction on capitol hill was swift after senator al franken was accused of inappropriate behavior. president trump who faced several sexual misconduct allegations himself during his
campaign was also quick to speak out against franken. president trump is weighing in on the man accused. minnesota democratic senator and former comedian al franken. the president overnight tweeted in part the al frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words, and to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about sexual harassment and respect for women. the picture the president is referring to, a photography of franken before he was elected with his hands on the chest of a sleeping woman. that woman, leeann tweeden. >> i was sleeping and i woke up and he had his hands on my breasts. >> reporter: tweeden, a
broadcaster and model was on her way back from a uso tour in 2006 when the photo was taken. she said earlier in the skit he forcibly kissed her. >> i pushed him off with my hand. i remember i almost punched him. >> franken says, there's no excuse. it isn't funny. it's quickly appropriate. >> both republicans and democrats were quick to denounce the allegation. lawmakers are calling for an ethics committee investigation. franken said he will fully cooperate. tweeden says she was inspired to speak out after hearing congresswoman jackie speier recount being sexually assaulted as a congressional aide. anne-marie? >> hena doba here in new york. thank you so much, hena. in alabama, republican senate candidate roy moore lashed out at his critics and the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. moore said he will not drop out of the senate race, and he continues to have the support of the alabama republican party.
de-reynolds reports. >> i present to you the hero of the day, our valiant leader, judge ray moore. >> reporter: judge ray moore was in exceedingly friendly company hosted by conservatives across the country who thought the world of him. rusty thomas of operation save america. >> do not allow under any circumstances washington, d.c., los angeles, and new york dictate to you the outcome of this race. >> reporter: in brief remarks moore made clear he will not quit. >> you know, the "washington post" has brought some scurrilous, false charges -- not charges, allegations, which i have em fat ilkphatically denie and time again. >> reporter: but what was billed as a campaign turned into a frenzy of unanswered questions about allegations with moore.
he walked away from the questions but not the controversy. he retains the backing of the alabama republican party but the national gop wants little or nothing do with him with one senator after another supporting his accusers while mulling ways to block his path to washington. >> i think the evidence is becoming overwhelming that he had a problem. >> reporter: for the second straight day, president trump who had allegations of impropriety lodged against him in last year's campaign, passed up a chance to join the debate over moore's fate. later press secretary sarah sanders came down somewhere in the middle. >> the president believes that these allegations are very troubling and should be taken seriously and he thinks that the people of alabama should make the decision on who their next senator should be. >> reporter: a new poll suggests the controversy may really be hurting moore. it shows his democratic challenger doug jones now with
an eight-point lead, 50% to 42%, which has long been a reliably republican state. dean reynolds, cbs news, birmingham, alabama. cbs news has learned some want to subpoena twitter to get all the messages from donald trump jr. and wikileaks. on monday trump junior released screen shots of what he says are messages between him and wikileaks beginning in september of 2016. meanwhile president trump's son-in-law jared kushner has until november 27th to provide additional documents to the senate judiciary. they include e-mails eninvolving wikileaks and a dinner. kushner is being pressed by the committee which says he is holding back about his contact with the russians. the senate finance committee approved a republican tax cut plan setting up a possible vote in the full senate after thanksgiving. that came after the house approved a $1.5 trillion
rewrite. both the house and the senate versions cut the corporate tax rate to 20% and reduces personal knicks tax for many, but the senate committee vote came after several days of often testy debate. things got particularly nasty yesterday when utah's orrin hatch took it personally when ohio's share sherrod brown charged that the plan rewarded the rich. >> ferris, the satire and -- >> i'm going to say to you i come from the poor people and i've been here working my whole stinking career for people who don't have a chance, and i really resent anybody saying that i'm just doing this for the rich, give me a break. i think you guys overplay that
all the time and it gets oil and frankly you ought to quit it. >> mr. chairman. % >> just a minute. i'm not through. >> so far one republican senator ron johnson said he will oppose the republican plan. republican leaders hope to have a bill on the president's desk before christmas. at least 20 people were injured when a massive fire swept through a senior living community about 35 miles west of philadelphia. the five-alarm fire broke out at the barclay friends nursing home last night. it quickly spread to several buildings, forcing residents into the streets. barclay says 140 people live at the senior home. in february barclay was cited with not being compliant with some fire safety requirements. the cause of the fire is under investigation. and a texas woman arrested on an outstanding fraud warrant said she was targeted because of an expletive billed anti-trump message posted on her pickup truck. she said she was picked up last night. she said the profane message about mr. trump and those who voted for him have gotten lots of attention and that the local sheriff suggested on facebook she could be charged with
disorderly conduct. she said she believes her arrest was all about the sticker. >> i'm almost certain it does. especially with the people i've been talking with. i'm almost certain because people abuse the badge in my mind -- opinion and money talks. money on that end and on the other end too. >> she cede the siphon has been on her truck for nearly a truck and she does not plan to remove it. prosecutors haven't said whether they plan to retry senator bob menendez after his bribery trial ended in a hung jury. menend menendez, a new jersey democrat, was accused of selling influence in exchange for campaign contributions, vacations, and flights on a private jet. senator mitch mcconnell is calling for an ethics investigation. ohio state university suspended fraternity actions. ohio state is the latest school to crack down on greek life and it comes as the school investigates possible cases of
hazing and alcohol abuse. nearly a third of the 37 fraternity chapters are being looked at in this semester. well, coming up on the "morning news," oil leaks. the keystone pipeline spills hundreds of gallons of oil. and the home of tennis star venus williams is rob. this is the "cbs morning news." of oil. and the home of venus williams is robbed. this is the "cbs morning news." all i see is darkness. and the home of venus williams is robbed. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ feel that tingle of a cold sore only abreva can heal it in as little as two and a half days when used at the first sign. abreva starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells. abreva acts on it. so you can too. because your carpet there's resolve carpet care. it lifts more dirt and pet hair versus vacuuming alone. resolve carpet care with five times benefits
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victim of a burglary and an oil pipeline leak. those are some of the stories on the "morning news" headlines. "the jamestown sun" said transcanada pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil. it shut down after a spill on an agricultural land. state officials said they don't think the leak polluted any surface body water systems. it's under investigation. the "wall street journal" reports the pentagon is planning on moving ahead with a ban on intermediate ground-based missiles. u.s. officials say russia is violating the treaty. russian officials say the u.s. is violating the treaty with missile defense systems in europe. the "chicago tribune" reports on a police corruption case that's led to seven officers being placed on desk duty and drug charges dropped against 15 men. a judge threw out the convictions yesterday. the men claim one convicted cop,
sergeant ronald watts framed them for drugs unless they paid him. the seven officers were placed on desk duty pending the investigation. they all worked with sergeant watts. and "sports illustrated" reports burglars stole $400,000 worth of goods from venus williams' home in florida. police say her palm beach, florida, home was burglarized while she was playing at the u.s. open in september. the burglary was just reported yesterday. there's been no arrests. still ahead, home delivery hack. amazon's new service that gives delivery people access to your empty home may open a door to robbery.
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the dow rose 187 points, the s&p 500 rose 21 points and the nasdaq rose 87 points. the federal communications commission approved technology that will make the picture on your tv better. there are privacy concerns. besides producing an ultra high definition it allows broadcasters to activate a tv that's turned off to send emergency alerts. it also can give advertisers more data about what you watch. the new technology won't roll out until next year. you'll need to buy a new tv. it won't affect cable or satellite services. amazon has to update its key. that's the new delivery that lets them put groceries and pack js inside your home when you're not there. "wired" magazine support founds a security system found thieves can freeze the camera, get inside and get inside undetected. tesla the electric car company is getting into the
truck business. the company unveiled its futuristic looking rig last night. the steering wheel is in the center of the the cap and allows drivers to stand if they want. tesla says it has a 500-mile range. a diesel semi can travel a thousand miles without refueling. and your thanksgiving dinner will cost you less this year. according to a farm bureau survey, the average cost of dinner for ten -- that's the turkey and all the trimmings -- will cost $49.12. that's the lowest in five years, thanks to a drop in turkey prices. but pumpkin pie mix and whipped cream are many expensive. anne-marie? >> oh, man. those are my favorite parts. >> also $49 for ten? i don't know. that sounds like a stretch or you're seriously using coupons. >> yeah, yeah, you're right. i think so too. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, diane. >> all right. still ahead, a touching story. a friend of a las vegas victim
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ a california artist is turning one of the world's most popular toys into works of art. a former new york corporate lawyer takes legos, lots of legos, and turns them into sculptures. it's at a show called "art of the brick." a survivor of the las vegas shooting massacre is remembering a friend killed in the attack by carrying out random acts of kindness. the anonymous woman walked into an azoo says, california,
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our top stories this morning, minnesota senator al franken has apologized after a los angeles radio personality accuse him of forcibly kissing and groping her in 2006. franken is facing criticism from both democrats and republicans and likely faces an ethics investigation. franken says that he will cooperate. and alabama republican roy moore's campaign is lashing out at the women accusing him of sexual misconduct. moore refuses to drop out of the senate race and continues to have the backing of the alabama republican party. two women claim moore initiated sexual contact with them while they were teenagers. russian president vladimir
putin took crimea from ukraine three years ago and it looks like he plans to keep it forever, at least based on the bridge he's building. elizabeth palmer in russia. >> reporter: workers are racing to build a colossal bridge 12 miles long and strong enough to sustain ferocious winds, earthquakes, and ice. there is no doubt that this bridge is an engineering feat, a really impressive technical achievement, but it's also a bold political statement. the bridge will connect southern russia to the crimean peninsula which until 2014 belongs to ukraine. then in march of that year russian troops seized crimea. after a hasty referendum,
president putin said it was now part of russia. at home he was hailed as a hero. outside he was condemned. even when america slapped on sanctions, he didn't back off. this $3 billion mega project shows he's doubling down on the land grab. this bridge will be the umbilical cord for russia. trains, trucks, and cranes will carry everything from food to tourists. already it's a source of pride and a local attraction. at a lookout on the shore, this man and his friends have come to marvel and pose for pictures. absolutely the bridge underlines that crimea is ours, he tells me, and we are never giving it back. officially america says russia has to do just that, give crimea back to ukraine to get the
punishment lifted, but 12 miles of concrete and steel show that is just not going to happen. coming up only on "cbs this morning," an emotional interview with 49ers wide receiver marquise goodwin and his wife morgan as they open up to dana jacobson about the death of their baby boy. plus in our "morning rounds" the alarming rise in childhood diabetes. dr. tara narula has the dangers of the disease. and nasa has completed a time lapsed view of life on our planet for the last 20 years. we'll have a preview and show you what scientists are learning from it. that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac wwwm
the bay bridge, good morning, it is friday, "fri-yay"! aloha friday! tgif! it's friday, november 17th. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. i like "fri-yay"! >> wahoo! >> i wish we could say that on thurs-yay! >> doesn't work, as well [ laughter ] what a day we had yesterday. we are seeing snow in the higher elevations and a chilly morning. so keep that in mind before you head out to walk the dog and go for your morning jog. it's going to be cool. dry through the weekend though. we'll talk more about your forecast coming up. jaclyn. >> sounds good. thank you. and yes, much more quiet compared to yesterday. but an accident southbound 101 approaching north fair oaks. it doesn't appear