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>> my favorite teacher! that's nice thing to find. >> that's the "overnight news" it's tuesday, november 21st, this is the cbs morning news. sexual harassment claims multiple women accuse legendary journalist charlie rose of unwanted sexual advances and lewd behavior. the u.s. government blocks a multibillion dollar merger between at&t and time warner setting the stage for an epic legal battle. and sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. >> we run into plenty of strange things doing this job but elephants on the side of the interstate is a new one.
>> 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. cbs this morning coanchor charlie rose apologized following a report in the washington post in which eight women accuse rose of sexual misconduct. pbs stopped the distribution of his nightly interview show and rose has been suspended by cbs news. cbs news said in a statement these allegations are extremely disturbing and we take them very seriously. hena is here in new york. >> rose posted on twitter that he is deeply embarrassed for his behavior. three women spoke on the record accusing the legendary journalist of groping them, walking naked in front of them and relating an erotic dream. >> charlie rose is the latest high profile man to face sexual abuse allegations. the washington post is reporting
eight women associated with rose's pbs program are accusing him of sexual harassment between the late 90s and 2011. five said rose put his hand on their leg to test their reaction. two said while working for him at his home or while traveling on business he came out of the shower and walked in front of them with no clothes on. one claims he groped her buttocks at a holiday party. >> the women worked at charlie rose inc. not here at cbs or pbs where his interview show airs nor bloomberg where his show is taped every broadcast. >> he's been suspended by cbs where he cohosts cbs this morning and contributes to 60 minutes. pbs and bloomberg are also suspending their distribution of the charlie rose show. rose said in a statement, i deeply apologized for my inappropriate behavior. i am greatly embarrassed. i have behaved insensitively at times and i accept responsibility for that. though i do not believe that all of these allegations are accurate. cbs also says rose will remain suspended while it looks into the matter.
rose's interview show is seen in 94% of the country on pbs stations. >> hena doba. thank you so much. ahead on cbs this morning, alex wagner discusses the me too campaign with five prominent women who are sharing their stories of being victims of sexual misconduct and how social media played a role in giving the women a voice. >> what's different about this moment is we have a way to express our voices. what's also different about this moment is women are rallying around each other. >> that's ahead on cbs this morning. well, this morning consumer advocates are applauding the government's attempt to block the merger between at&t and time warner. the justice department filed a lawsuit to stop the deal saying it would hike prices and hamper innovation at&t says the suit is radical and inexplicable. >> this defies logic and it is unprecedented.
>> at&t's ceo pushed back against the justice department's anti trust lawsuit monday blocking the company's $85 billion merger with time warner. >> when the government suddenly discards decades of legal precedent, businesses large and small are left with no guide posts. >> announced last year the deal would give at&t control of time warner's massive portfolio. including hbo and cnn federal officials argued the merger would be unfair to consumers saying it without quote, mean higher monthly television bills and fewer of the new emerging options that consumers are beginning to enjoy. >> the record of evidence before the doj could not be more clear and convincing that there is no harm to competition and there is no harm to consumers. >> some proponents of the merger believe the doj lawsuit is an effort by the trump administration to harm cnn which is owned by time warner.
>> as a candidate president trump vowed to block the deal if he won the election. >> it's too much concentration of power in the hands of too few. >> earlier this month members of the president's justice department told at&t that for the deal to go through the company must sell cnn. >> any agreement that results in us forfeiting control of cnn whether directly or indirectly is a nonstarter. >> a justice department official says the white house played no role in its decision to challenge the merger in court. cbs news, the white house. the border patrol agent who died investigating an alarm in west texas may have fallen. the body of officer rogelio martinez was found at the bottom of a 14-foot culvert late saturday. his partner survived the fall but he can't remember what happened. a border patrol supervisor says reports that the agents were attacked are speculation. president trump was one of those who called martinez's death an attack.
secretary of state rex tillerson says putting north korea back on the terrorism blacklist is a very symbolic move, but it could also close a few loopholes in the imposed sanctions. president trump made the announcement yesterday calling the north a murderous regime. >> in addition to threatening the world by nuclear devastation, north korea has repeatedly supported acts of international terrorism including assassinations on foreign soil. >> north korea joins iran, sudan and syria on the blacklist. the north had been on the list for two decades but was removed in 2008 in an effort to save talks to halt its nuclear efforts. the trump administration is ending temporary immigration status for some 60,000 hatians. the refugees have been living and working in the u.s. since a massive earthquake hit haiti back in 2010. they have until july of 2019 to prepare to go home. advocates for the hatians say
conditions on the island have not improved enough for the hatians in this country to be deported. and so far no comment from the justice department after a federal judge permanently blocked president trump's executive order cutting funds to so-called sanctuary cities. the suit was brought by san francisco and santa clara, california. sanctuary cities limit cooperation with u.s. immigration authorities. the administration had argued that the order applied to a relatively small amount of money. the judge ruled the order threatened hundreds of millions of dollars. and at least one worker was killed by a pair of explosions and fire at a cosmetics factory in new york state. the factory is located 55 miles north of new york city. the first explosion happened yesterday morning. >> i was sitting at my desk and i kind of thought it was just lightning or something. it was just a big bang and everything kind of shook. >> up to 35 people were injured including seven firefighters caught by the second explosion
about 20 minutes after the first. no cause so far, but fire crews and hazardous materials crews battled the fire into the night. the company was cited for nine occupational safety violations this year including one relating to the handling of flammable liquids. coming up, sterilization scandal, a judge who ordered reduced jail time for vasectomies is reprimanded. and what elephants are doing in georgia. this is the cbs morning news. elephants are doing in georgia. this is the cbs morning news. and we've captured that joy inside every air wick seasonal scent. spread the joy of the season in your home with air wick seasonal scents. this year air wick proudly supports the global fund for children, helping children in need.
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a judge is reprimanded and a new development in a trump charity investigation. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the washington post reports that trump golf course has reimbursed the president's charitable foundation amid an ongoing investigation. a new tax filing shows the trump national golf club in new york state paid back more than $158,000 to the donald j. trump foundation this year. it was reimbursement for money that had been used to settle a lawsuit against the club. bloomberg reports white fish energy is halting work to restore power in puerto rico over an $83 million bill. the tiny montana based company says it's stopping work ten days early because it hasn't been paid. white fish lost a no bid contract to rebuild the island's storm ravaged power grid. less than 47% of the power capacity is back up. the new york times says officials in argentina are
racing to find a lost submarine. the sub with 44 sailors on board disappeared in the south atlantic six days ago. a huge international search is underway. the argentina navy says sounds detected by ocean probes yesterday did not come from the missing sub. the houston chronicle reports police are patrolling airports in the area with ar-15 rifles. police at bush intercontinental and hobby airports have stepped up security during the busy holiday season by carrying high powered rifles. airports across the country are increasing security in the wake of recent mass shootings. the tennesseean reports a state judge was officially reprimanded for reducing jail time for inmates who received vasectomies. judge sam benningfield issued 30-day jail credits. a federal lawsuit says 43 male inmates underwent vasectomies.
and 35 female inmates got birth control implants for reduced jail time. and people magazine reports on the death of music legend and actress della reese. she was a gospel influenced singer before she landed the role of tess on "touched by an angel." her costar on the show said reese died peacefully monday night in the los angeles area. there were no further details. reese was 86. still ahead, a new drive for cars. uber and volvo reach a major deal to bring driverless cars to the road. deal to bring driverless cars to the road. rface brushes and power-lifting suction to grab and remove everything from fine dust to large debris. daily dirt doesn't stand a chance. you and roomba from irobot. better together.
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about cosentyx. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ >> everyone is looking at what taylor swift is doing. her new album "reputation" has sold more than 1.2 million units in its first week. it is the fourth time her album has sold more than a million copies in a week. the new album is not available on streaming services. on the cbs money watch now, uber and volvo strike a deal and new security for a parade tradition. we're at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane.
>> the good morning. the latest quarterly report gave stocks a boost. investigators are feeling more optimistic about the economy and prospect for holiday shop and so the dow gained 72 points. the s&p ended the day three points higher. the nasdaq added nearly 8. yellen says she's resigning from the board once her successor is sworn in. president trump decided not to offer her a second term. the resignation means mr. trump has a chance to fill five of the seven positions of the federal reserve board during his first year in office. oil pipeline, they say they are not done yet. regulators approved building the pipeline through the state but it's five miles longer than the one owned by excel canada. it would carry oil from canada through montana, south dakota and nebraska.
to meet the existing pipeline. more legal challenges are expected. uber is making a big move into owning and operating a fleet of cars. the ride hailing company plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving vehicles from volvo. uber's own autonomous driving system will be paired with volvo suvs. if uber buys all 24,000 cars it would be the biggest sale yet for volvo which plans to make the vehicles at its factory in sweden. and for a lot of people in new york city part of the holiday tradition is watching the balloons for macy's thanksgiving day parade being inflated but this year extra security options are in place. it will end two hours earlier at 8:00 p.m. and anyone attending will be screened. the park will be shut down at noon. no backpacks will be allowed and police officers will be stationed at every corner. >> diane king hall, thank you so much.
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here's a look at today's forecast at some cities around the country. it took about 12 seconds and nearly 5,000 pounds of explosives to reduce the georgia dome to rubble yesterday morning. the dome opened in 1992 and was the former home of the nfl's atlanta falcons. and the site of two super bowls and the 1996 olympics. it's being replaced by the $1.6 billion mercedes benz stadium right next door.
one of the most difficult things for seniors to do is to stay in their homes as they age. it is just not safe for them, but some simple changes can help people live in their houses safely for many years. >> reporter: at age 77, beverly bennett says she's starting to struggle on the stairs at her new jersey home. >> i want to grow older here, but i want to keep my independence. >> you could have a ramp coming up from the driveway. >> reporter: so she hired a contractor to help her make her house safer, something he says adults of all ages need to consider. >> we all put things off. important things like this need to be addressed immediately. >> reporter: older people have the highest rate of homeowner ship in the country according to the joint center for housing studies at harvard. managing director says many homes are poorly equipped for disabilities later in life. >> they need three things. no steps to get into the house, no steps to go up and down when you're in the house and hallways
that are wide enough to be able to navigate a wheelchair or a walker and right now only 4% of homes have all three of those features. >> reporter: modifications can be costly. >> it's good to have a railing on both sides. >> reporter: but smaller changes like adding an extra rail along the stairwell are more affordable. >> this would be about $400. >> reporter: the grab bars he's installing in her shower cost $250. he also suggests removing throw rugs which can be a tripping hazard. >> many clients delay getting help because they don't want to admit they need it. beverly says she's just being realistic. >> look, we're all going to go old. you can't change that. >> reporter: she hopes investing now will give her peace of mind for years to come. >> i feel safer already. cbs news, little falls, new jersey. coming up on cbs this morning, we will talk with new
tsa administrator about whether we can expect changes to airport security after reports of banned items slipping through check point screenings. i'm anne-marie greene. this is the cbs morning news. [ gasps, laughs ] you ever feel like... cliché foil characters scheming against a top insurer for no reason? nah. so, why don't we like flo? she has the name your price tool, and we want it. but why? why don't we actually do any work? why do you only own one suit? it's just the way it is, underdeveloped office character. you're right. thanks, bill. no, you're bill. i'm tom. you know what? no one cares.
our top stories this morning, the justice department is suing to stop at&t's $85 billion purchase of time warner. at&t calls the suit inexplicable and says it will prevail in court. the government says the merger would harm consumers by resulting in higher television bills. at&t and time warner are not direct competitors. usually mergers like this are not challenged. and cbs news suspended charlie rose following allegations of sexual misconduct. eight women told the washington post rose made unwanted sexual advances. the women either worked for the charlie rose show or wanted to. pbs says it will stop
distributing rose's program. rose apologized for his quote, inappropriate behavior but says he does not believe all of the allegations are accurate. three weeks before a special election in alabama accusers continue to speak out against senate candidate roy moore. dean reynolds reports from birmingham. roy moore has avoided questions while his accusers are answering them, often in painful detail. >> he basically laid out some blankets on the floor of his living room and proceeded to seduce me, i guess you would say. >> reporter: she was 14 in 1979 when she says moore, then 32 sexually abused her in his apartment. >> he removed my clothing. he left the room and came back in wearing his white underwear, and he touched me over my clothing, what was left of it, and he tried to get me to touch
him as well. >> reporter: tina johnson was 28 in 1991 when she says moore, then 44 made a move in his law office. >> we got up to leave and when we did, my mother went first and he grabbed me from behind. it was horrible. i felt uncomfortable. >> reporter: moore denies the charges but these stories, plus his world view prompted alabama newspapers to come out against him. michelle holmes is on the editorial board. >> his view is radically out of step with everyday alabama. don't let people fool you in thinking that that's what we in alabama believe, because we don't. >> reporter: in washington, the president remained mum on moore. >> do you believe roy moore's accusers, mr. president? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: but mr. trump's advisor suggested having moore's vote in the senate outweighs his possible indiscretions. >> so vote roy moore? >> i'm telling you that we want
the votes in the senate to get this tax -- this tax bill through. >> reporter: aides say the president who once called moore a great guy who ran a fantastic primary race has no current plans to come down here to alabama to campaign for him. cbs news, birmingham, alabama. on cbs this morning, this summer cbs news investigation uncovered a hidden foreign work force building auto plants across the country. and for the first time an american business owner is speaking out about how the practice affects american workers. that's the cbs morning news for this tuesday. thanks for watching. have a great day.
thanks for waking up with has. on kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. any day we are live is a good day. [laughter] how is everyone doing? >> tuesday has more attention this week. >> that is why i started this. a little bit more energy. will be nice today. that may make you get through the day a little better. high pressure is here with sunshine and warm weather. warm weather through this thanksgiving, and 70s nearing 80s, believe it or not, for the holiday week. this storm action is well to the north with the pacific northwest getting rain and we are not. we will track this for you and let you know how hot we will get, coming up. >> we will go over the altamont pass and check on the slowdowns. northbound 580, speeds drop below 60 miles per hour. 21 minutes between