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it's tuesday, september 4th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." tropical storm gordon lashes florida and takes aim at the gulf coast. today supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh will be in the senate hot seat. democrats are expected to grill the conservative on hot-button issues and how much he could swing the court to the right. and nike makes a controversial move, signing a high-profile new deal with the former nfl player now known more for taking a knee than what he did on the field.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, tropical storm gordon is picking up speed and strength as it moves across the eastern gulf of mexico. gordon is expected to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the north-central gulf coast later today. a hurricane warning is posted from the louisiana/mississippi border to the florida panhandle. of particular concern is the possibility of a life-threatening storm surge. a state of emergency has been declared in louisiana, and parts of new orleans are under a voluntary evacuation order. yesterday the storm hit south florida with heavy rain and high winds. >> reporter: it was not a beach day in south florida. tropical storm gordon formed off florida's coast monday morning, lashing the region with
50-mile-per-hour winds and dumping as much as four inches of rain. >> the roads are really flooded so you have to drive super slow, but it's really bad. >> the rest of our vacation will be probably be indoors. we were supposed to go to disney world. we may not get to visit that. >> reporter: forecasters say gordon's now churning through warm waters in the gulf where the storm is expected to strengthen. hurricane warnings are up for coastal sections of alabama and mississippi. louisiana's governor has signed an emergency declaration and activated 200 members of the national guard. >> this storm is still a very real threat to louisiana. just a small shift of the track towards the west will bring those warnings into louisiana. >> reporter: new orleans' mayor says emergency response plans have been activated as the region anticipates a three to five-foot storm surge and as much as eight inches of rain. >> we have the pumps and power we believe we need to be safe and protect our residents.
>> reporter: on the louisiana barrier islands, boat owners are pulling their water craft to dry land. in mississippi, residents are making sandbags to protect their homes. >> i'm just going for the safe part versus sorry. i just want to be sure i'm blocking off around the doorways and such. >> reporter: landfall is expected late tuesday. cbs news, miami beach. >> the chief meteorologist at our san francisco station kpix is following the storm. >> gordon continues to race to the north and west and may make landfall on the gulf coast as soon as tonight. lots of rainfall for florida, but it's pulling away from there. rain may be this storm's biggest leg circumstances and it may be its biggest concern into the weekend. the tropical storm may strengthen to a category 1 hurricane just before landfall, likely somewhere from mobile, alabama, west to new orleans. then as it weakens, it's also going to slow down, which means
tremendous amounts of rainfall wednesday, thursday, and friday on areas that are already flooding. significant amounts of rainfall already coming down from kansas, south texas, where numerous flood warnings are in effect. futurecast says wide swaths of the midwest will receive two to six inches of rain between now and wednesday night including mississippi, west to texas, north to nebraska, and all the way east to wisconsin. so significant flooding concerns are likely throughout the next couple days for a good chunk of the united states. well, there's also severe weather in the midwest. flash flood warnings are posted in kansas, nebraska, illinois, and iowa. late yesterday a string of tornadoes blew through iowa. several homes were damaged, but there are no reports of injury. in cedar rapids, a possible tornado blew a tree into a home. this homeowner says he was in bed when it hit. >> i heard a roar, so we went for the basement. went downstairs in the basement, and all the sudden we heard a crash.
>> iowa also suffered heavy rain that produced flash flooding. the fast-moving water got the better of a woman in a kayak. she was able to hold on to a pile of debris until rescue crews jumped into the water to save her. and nearly nine inches of rain fell in manhattan, kansas, yesterday. roads were blocked and evacuations ordered. more rain is expected today. the senate confirmation hearings for supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh begin this morning. kavanaugh can expect tough questions on a variety of topics ranging from abortion to presidential power, but not today when just opening statements will be heard. laura podesta is here in new york. >> good morning, anne-marie. yes, today is the first day of four hearings, but at least one senator is calling for a delayed start because of the last-minute release of 42,000 documents related to kavanaugh's work
history. >> reporter: all eyes will be on the senate judiciary committee this morning when brett vanatsr supreme court ma hearin >> so the big question is whether or not there will be just one or two republicans who will be willing to cross over. >> reporter: democrats can't block his confirmation on their own, so they're expected to press the appellate judge on a number of hot-button issues, especially health care and abortion. >> first and foremost is the fact this president said, i'm not going to put a man on the supreme court unless he's going to overturn roe versus wade and the health care act. >> if there's a chance, he could listen to both sides of the story, apply a test to overturn precedent. >> reporter: that could be enough to swing senators lisa murkowski and susan collins, two republicans who support abortion rights. >> it's not normal because we are not able to see 100,000 documents.
>> reporter: in recent days, democrats have also been raising the alarm over a lack of transparency after the tmp administration blocked thousands of documents related to kavanaugh's time in the bush white house. and less than 24 hours before the hearing, a lawyer for former president bush released 42,000 new documents. senate minority leader chuck schumer called it absurd, tweeting, not a single senator will be able to review these records before tomorrow. >> but a twitter account for republican senator chuck grassley, chairman of the senate judiciary committee, responded to senator schumer saying his team reviewed all 42,000 pages and is ready for today's hearing. anne-marie? >> laura podesta here in new york, thank you. no comment from attorney general jeff sessions about president trump's latest twitter attack. this time mr. trump suggested the justice department should consider political consequences when making its decisions. the president tweeted yesterday
that the justice department had put the republican control of the house in jeopardy by indicting two republican congressmen. two easy wins now in doubt because there is not enough time. good job, jeff. well, mr. trump is referring to representative duncan hunter, charged with misuse of campaign funds, and chris collins, who's charged with insider trading. the president's tweets did draw a harsh rebuke from representative senator ben sass of nebraska. in a statement, sass said, the united states is not some banana republic with a two-tiered system of justice, one for the majority party and one for the minority party. a colorado community now is mourning an 8-year-old boy killed after being struck by a float during a labor day parade. he was part of the church sponsored float. it's unclear if he was riding or walking beside the float. witnesses say that there was a commotion, and they quickly realized something was wrong. >> i just heard some hollering and screaming.
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pursuing the story, farrow did not have a single victim or witness willing to go on the record. he said the witness agreed to farrow's request to take the story elsewhere. farrow took the story to "the new yorker" magazine where his reporting won a pulitzer prize. farrow and his producer at the time say nbc impeded their reporting. arizona central reports the body of a missing boater was found in the colorado river, but three other people are still missing. more than a dozen people were thrown from two boats when they collided saturday night. the body of the missing woman was found yesterday in a section of the river along the california/arizona border. nine people were injured in that accident. the cause of the crash is being investigated. "the new york times" reports "the new yorker" magazine canceled plans to interview steve bannon during its festival next month after several high-profile celebrities dropped
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on the cbs money watch, tropical storm gordon pushes oil prices higher, and shoppers show new love for brick and mortar retailers. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. oil producers in the gulf are preparing for the approach of tropical storm gordon, and that is sending u.s. oil prices higher this morning. west texas intermediate crude futures are topping $70 a barrel. all production at refining operations are being secured, and several oil production platforms have been evacuated ahead of the storm. the coast guard warns that the port of new orleans gulf post may be forced to close because of the storm. talks between the u.s. and canada to revamp the north
american free trade agreement are expected to resume this week. a friday deadline came and went without a deal. president trump says he wants an agreement december 1st, but said there's no political necessity to include canada in a new pact. the u.s. and mexico have already reached a preliminary agreement. aflcio president richard trumka said over the weekend a deal needs to include canada and the president has hurt workers more than he's helped. in response, mr. trump said, quote, it's easy to see why unions are doing poorly. wall street gets back to work today following yesterday's labor day holiday. on friday, the dow lost 22 points. the s&p 500 finished just about where it started, while the nasdaq added 21. and the death of retail in this country may be exaggerated. despite the proliferation of the internet and the closing of brick and mortar operations, traditional retailers are experiencing some of their best sales growth in years, according to "the new york times." the $3.5 trillion retail business is changing with fewer retailers capturing a bigger
share of the game. "the times" says stores have learned how to compete with amazon are doing well. nordstrom and walmart all posted stronger than expected earnings growth. >> i can understand that. there's some things you have to see in real life before you buy it. also, returning it a lot easier when you have a store to go back to. >> this is true. and who doesn't love target? >> that's the truth. diane king hall speaking the truth at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. >> thank you. still ahead, two lucky fans of beyonce and jay-z get a life-changing surprise at a concert. how the music superstars made a huge investment in their futures.
scores a new deal with nike. the message behind this ad featuring the former player. plus: the senate confirmation hearing for supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh begins this morning. why at least one senator wants a delayed start. and: louisiana's coast bracing for impact as tropical storm gordon is supposed to turn into a hurricane before landfall. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30.
a shocker at the u.s. open tennis tournament. second seeded roger federer is looking slow and tired on a sweltering night in new york city, federer lost in four sets to 55th ranked australian john millman. federer double faulted ten times. former president bill clinton was one of the spectators watching the 3 1/2-hour match that didn't end until 1:00 this morning. fans and tv commentators were doing double takes during yesterday's final round of the dell technologies golf championship outside of boston. a tiger woods look alike dressed just like the real tiger woods was there greeting fans. the fake tiger even dressed in woods' red shirt. at one point, he reached out to the real tiger woods as he passed by, but the real tiger kept on walking. the look alike, who's from st. petersburg, florida, has been playing golf since he was 4 and says he's always been a tiger woods fan. and it was a dream come true for two florida high school students during a beyonce and n.
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our top story this morning, tropical storm gordon is getting stronger as it moves across the eastern gulf of mexico. gordon is expected to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the central gulf coast later today. hurricane warnings are posted from the mississippi and louisiana boarder to the florida panhandle. and yesterday gordon hit southern florida with heavy rain and strong winds. and the senate judiciary committee begins confirmation hearings this morng for kavanaugh. today is reserved for opening statements. when the questions start, kavanaugh can expect to be pressed on a variety of hot-button topics, including abortion and presidential power.
health care is a top priority for voters heading to the polls this november. as democrats and republicans battle for control of congress, the parties are offering very different solutions. meg oliver spoke to voters in new hampshire. >> it's a six-week wait for primary care. >> how about a specialist? >> reporter: on the campaign trail in new hampshire, voters are vocal about their health care concerns. >> what about your deductibles for your health insurance? >> horrible. >> reporter: republican lynne blankenbeker is running in the state's second district. she favors increased competition and transparent pricing. >> we need to open up health care purchase across state lines so folks are able to buy their insurance across state lines and can get the type of insurance they need. >> reporter: the congressional budget office estimates the number of uninsured americans will grow by 3 million over the next year, and insurance premiums are expected to rise by about 15%. >> our country is not a third-world country, right? there's no reason why we can't have health insurance. >> reporter:
democrat mindy messmer is campaigning for votes
in new hampshire's first district. she argues single-payer health care will cut down on high out-of-pocket costs. >> medicare for all is a system that already works. if we can expand is so everyone has access, that would be most beneficial to everyone. >> reporter: the health care for all idea bernie sanders promoted two years ago is gaining steam with democratic candidates across the country. >> i haven't spoken to one person who does not agree that medicare for all is a good plan. >> reporter: but cost is a big unknown. according to one independent group's estimate, the current trajectory of health care costs is unsustainable, rising faster than wages. at the same time, the price tag for a single-payer system would be $2.5 trillion a year. >> health care is one of those issues here that can really bankrupt our nation. >> reporter: voters will have their say on an issue that has divided the nation on the first tuesday in november.
meg oliver, cbs news, new hampshire.
morning," we'll look at growing questions about missouri's investigation into sex abuse in the catholic church. plus, whether starting school later will help the epidemic of sleepiness among middle and high school students. and the police officer who stepped up to adopt a baby daughter of a homeless woman battling drug addiction. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
this is kenny choi. >> i just want to welcome everybody to enjoy the weekend, including year. did you go to yosemite? >> i did for the first time. was beautiful. >> it's gorgeous. >> did you camp? >> we did not. we did at the last minute. >> you got a place. that's good. >> the weather was good. was so warm. >> it will be warm again today. so here's what it looks like right now at the ritz camera toward the bay bridge. the good news is that you can see it. we're not going to be dealing with too much visibility this morning. you can go to escape some of the heat inland areas will be warm and hazy. very similar conditions today