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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, september 13th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." the top candidates face off, sparks fly as democrats spar at the third presidential debate. >> are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? are you forgetting already what you said just two minutes ago? possible criminal charges. federal prosecutors are apparently going after former acting fbi director andrew mccabe. what he could be facing. and near disaster. a man is nearly hit by a plane sliding on the ground. ♪ good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters
here in new york. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. we begin with last night's fiery democratic presidential debate in texas. for the first time the front-runners shared the same stage. they clashed over health care and gun control. natalie brand is in houston. so natalie, was there a candidate that really stood out last night? >> reporter: good morning to you. i think what was very noticeable last night, former vice president joe biden definitely appeared more assertive in defending himself and even punching back as competitors challenged him on policy and even personally. a feisty fight over health care kicked off the third democratic presidential debate. >> nobody's yet said how much it's going to cost. >> reporter: senators bernie sanders and elizabeth warren defended medicare for all. >> under my legislation, people will not go into financial ruin -- >> i've actually never met anybody who likes their health insurance company.
>> reporter: while more moderate candidates pushed back. >> a nonprofit choice that would bring down the cost of insurance -- >> i'm for barack, i think the obamacare worked. >> reporter: julian castro went after front-runner joe biden directly. >> are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago? >> reporter: some on stage said the attack on the form 76-year-old vice president went to far. >> reporter: the debate was the first since recent mass shootings including two here in texas that killed more than two dozen people, putting gun violence in focus. >> hell yes, we're going to take your ar-15, your ak-47. we're not going to allow it to be used against fellow americans anymore. [ cheers ] >> reporter: the debate came one day after the 18th anniversary of 9/11. south bend mayor and american pete buttigieg called for a stop to endless wars. >> when i am president, an authorization for the use of military force will have a
built-in three-year sunset. >> reporter: the five candidates who were asked promised to bring american troops home from iraq and afghanistan. some of the democratic hopefuls spoke at a midnight rally after last night's debate. the dnc also hosting several events here in houston today as they try to mobilize texas democrats ahead of next year. interesting to note that trump campaign also held a campaign event yesterday here in houston indicating that both sides see this as a battleground. anne-marie? >> natalie brand in houston. thank you. former acting fbi director andrew mccabe is facing possible criminal charges. this comes after his lawyers failed to persuade the justice department to not pursue an indictment. mccabe is accused of intentionally lying to federal investigators about his dealings with the news media. a source tells cbs news mccabe team was informed last month that federal prosecutors had recommended criminal charges. mccabe was fired last year just
hours before he was set to retire. now to the white house where there are concerns about spying. a recent report says surveillance devices were found near the white house last year, and they may have been planted by israel. jeff pegues takes a closer look. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who was in russia to meet with president putin called the report israel would spy on one of its closest allies a blatant lie. >> we have a director, i have a director, no intelligence connection in the united states, no spying. >> reporter: whether it was the israelis or not, u.s. intelligence officials are concerned the surveillance devices known as stingrays like this have been found near the white house. they can be easily hidden under a bench or even in a moving vehicle, costing up to $200,000. they mimic cell phone towers and trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and the identity of the caller. the stingrays could have been
used to spy on administration officials and even president trump who is known to use a personal cell phone. officials at the department of areland security warned al and growing risk. >> i think we ought to be on our guard. not only with regard to our adversaries but some of our nominal allies. they have their own national interests, and they're going to pursue it i'm sure. >> reporter: there's also concern the devices could be used by the russians, chinese, or another adversary. >> what the devices pick up -- >> reporter: eric o'neil is a former fbi undercover operative. how vulnerable would a white house be to that kind of surveillance? >> so for example, you're an intelligence agency and you want to know when a different country that you're hostile to is meeting with someone in the white house. you could tell when that specific person based on their cell phone entered the white house. >> reporter: spying goes on every day in this town, and it's worth noting that the israelis have spied on the u.s. in the past.
in fact, that the israelis would be behind the latest incident did not surprise veteran intelligence officers we spoke with. in fact, some of the people we spoke with said it would be a surprise if they got caught because they're just too good for that, said one source. also late in the day, the ent said that he did not think the israelis would do it. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. the cdc is revising the number of vaping-related illnesses across the u.s. health officials now say 380 confirmed and probable cases have been reported in 36 states and the virgin islands. that's a decrease from the 450 reported last week. health officials say they will now only count cases that are most closely linked to electronic cigarette use. yesterday president trump was asked how he has addressed vaping with his son. >> what exactly have you and and the first lady told baron about vaping? >> we haven't told him anything except don't vape. don't vape.
we don't like vaping. >> so far at least six people have died from lung illnesses related to vaping. federal investigators released new information that could lead to criminal charges following a deadly boat fire off southern california. the ntsb said all crew members on the dive boat were asleep when the fire broke out last week near santa barbara. a crew member was required to be on patrol while passengers slept. 34 people were killed in the fire. the captain and four crew members survived. as the bahamas struggles to recover from hurricane dorian, a new storm may be headed to the island chain. a tropical storm warning is posted for the bahamas this morning. a system in the atlantic is expected to strengthen to tropical storm humberto. it could threaten the bahamas and potentially florida. the threat comes less than two weeks after hurricane dorian devastated the bahamas. the number of people missing there stands at 1,300.
that's down from 2,500. and the death toll in the bahamas now stands at 50. actress s felicity huffman expected in court today in boston. she will be the first parent to be sentenced in a college admissions bribery scandal. the "desperate housewives" star pled toilet to conspiracy fraud in may. prosecutors are recommending a month in prison and a $20,000 fine. huffman's lawyer argued that she should get a year of probation, 250 hours of community service, and a $20,000 fine. a warrant has been issued for singer r. kelly after he failed to show up for a court appearance in minnesota. a judge says kelly's lawyers failed to contact the court. kelly's facing two counts of engaging in prostitution with a person under 18 in minnesota. he's currently being held in a chicago jail on federal sex crimes charges in illinois. kelly's trial date on those charges has been set for april of next year. coming up on "the morning
news," a former cheerleader accused of killing her newborn daughter is cleared of the most serious charges. and a boy bullied over his t-shirt receives more good news from the university of tennessee. this is the "cbs morning news." jill jill has entresto, and a na heart failure pill that helped keep people alive and out of the hospital. don't take entresto if pregnant; it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren or if you've had angioedema with an ace or arb. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or high blood potassium. ask your doctor about entresto.
a close call from an airport worker in boca raton, florida. surveillance video shows a small plane crashing into a fence. the worker had to quickly get out of the way. one of the plane's wings broke off, and the pilot and passenger were hurt. the faa and the ntsb are investigating this crash. a former cheerleader accused of killing her baby has learned her fate, and the latest environmental rule that's being repealed. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports the trump administration is rolling back an obama-era clean water regulation. the measure placed limits on polluting chemicals that could
be used near streams, wetlands, and other bodies of water. polluters will no longer need a permit to discharge potentially harmful substances. developers and farmers said the rule hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. the "cincinnati enquirer" says a former ohio high school cheerleader accused of killing and burying her newborn daughter was found not guilty on the most serious charges against her. prosecutors said brooke skyler richardson, now 20, wanted to keep her perfect life which included plans to go to college. they said that she hid her pregnancy and buried the baby in her family's back yard in 2017. she read as the judge read the not guilty verdicts on charges including aggravated murder and involuntary manslaughter. she was found guilty on one charge. >> verdicts form number four, we the jury find the defendant guilty of the offense of abuse of a corpse.
>> richard's lawyers said the baby was stillborn and the teenager was sad and scared. she will be sentenced today. she's not expected to serve any jail time. "the hollywood reporter" says "saturday night live" is adding three new members to the 45th season. the show's only asian american cast member joined the show last season as a writer. chloe feinman is a veteran of the groundlings improv group in los angeles. shane gillis is a standup comic. hours after nbc announced the new additions, a 2018 video of gillis using racial slurs about chinese people resurfaced. gillis apologized in a tweet. he said, "i'm happy to apologize to anyoe who's actually offended by anything i've said. my intention is never to hurt anyone, but i am trying to be the best comedian i can be. and sometimes that requires risks." nbc did not immediately respond to a request for comment. and the "washington post" says a florida fourth grader who was bullied for his homemade
university of tennessee t-shirt was given a four-year scholarship to the school. the boy had been mocked for drawing his own u.t. logo on a piece of paper and then pinning it to an orange shirt. the university heard about what happened and used his design to a real shirt. it sold more than 50,000. if he attends, the boy would be part of u.t.'s class of 2032. ahead, popeye's chicken sandwich is sold out, but don't worry. the restaurant has a new byob option. we'll explain. . we'll explain. these are real people, not actors, who've got their eczema under control. with less eczema, you can show more skin. so roll up those sleeves. and help heal your skin from within with dupixent. dupixent is the first treatment of its kind that continuously treats moderate-to-severe eczema, or atopic dermatitis, even between flare ups. dupixent is a biologic, and not a cream or steroid.
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marc liverman is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, marc. >> reporter: good morning. retail sales data for august will be released today on wall street. tech and financial stocks helped power the market on thursday. the dow was up 45 points, the s&p added 8, and the nasdaq gained 24 points. old navy is planning to open 800 more stores nationwide. the move comes as old navy prepares to split from its parent company, the gap. old navy says it wants to reach 2,000 locations by opening the new stores. the company says the stores will be mostly in smaller cities. old navy has seen more success than sister brands gap and banana republic, largely because of its lower prices. walmart is expanding its unlimited grocery delivery service. the world's largest retailer hopes the new service will reach more than 50% of the country by the end of the year. walmart had been testing the service in four cities. the limited grocery delivery
service will cost $98 per year. starting next year, whole foods is cutting medical benefits for hundreds of its part-time workers. according to "business insider," whole foods' employees only need 20 hours a week to quaualify fo insurance. now employees will nee benefits. and popeye's has announced a byob campaign, but wait, it's not what you might think. the chain sent out a tweet promoting their new "bring your own bun" sandwich. basically, you'll get three tenders and if you bring your own bun, you can make your own chicken sandwich. it's in response to the company's chicken sandwich shortage last month. the restaurant says the chicken sandwich will be back soon. the big question is when. i've been waiting a long time. i haven't tried it yet. >> i know. it sold out in i don't know a week or less. here's the thing, look, if i'm
going to bring my own bun and assemble my own sandwich, you're going to pay me. >> i agree, i agree. those chicken tenders better be almost free if i'm going to do all the work. >> right. what's up with that? all right, popeye's. marc liverman at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. >> sure thing. still to come, a photo shoot that became a social media sensation. how a little boy posed as his favorite character from the movie "up" and got his grandparents involved, too. grandparents involved, too. ♪ dealing with psoriatic arthritis pain was so frustrating. my skin... it was embarrassing. my joints... they hurt. the pain and swelling. the tenderness. the psoriasis. i had to find something that worked on all of this. i found cosentyx. now, watch me. real people with active psoriatic arthritis are getting real relief with cosentyx. it's a different kind of targeted biologic. cosentyx treats more than just the joint pain of psoriatic arthritis.
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♪ ♪ lysol. rning, dratic ndidatt anything. ten candidates took the stage in houston, texas. bernie sanders and elizabeth warren defended medicare for all. joe biden challenged them on the cost of their plans and said he supports obamacare. former acting fbi director andrew mccabe is facing possible criminal charges. his lawyers failed to persuade the justice department to not pursue an indictment. mccabe is accused of lying to federal investigators. the source tells cbs news mccabe team was informed last month that federal prosecutors had recommended criminal charges. a new state-of-the-art facility outside the nation's capital is helping train some of the most important members of
the secret service. katherine johnson takes us there. julia! hold on -- >> reporter: with the bite strength of up to 400 pounds and lightning speed, these elite k-9s have been hand selected to protect the president of the united states. >> they are indeed part of the security apparatus of the united states secret service. >> reporter: thursday the secret service cut the ribbon on this sprawling new $10 million training complex in laurel, maryland, with larger kennels, a veterinary and laundry room, and spaces modeled after the white house. special agent eric sulinen has been training k-9 partners for two years. >> our dogs have to have the courage to be able to get on to an air force cargo jet, fly for 14 hours, and still go to work like it's their home field. >> reporter: not every secret service dog looks like a typical law enforcement k-9. some like toppy look like an average house pet, and that's on purpose, so he can better blend in with the general public.
>> you can see the dogs working regularly to keep the public safe on the crowded white house fence line along pennsylvania avenue. >> reporter: most of the k-9s in the program are belgian malinois or german shepherds. agents use special odor replication rooms to prepare some dogs to screen buildings and vehicles for explosives. >> it would take us hours and hours and hours. a dog can clear that car in -- very small fraction of that time. >> reporter: the k-9s must return for training on a monthly basis throughout their careers. katherine johnson, cbs news, laurel, maryland. coming up on "cbs this morning," more on a massive medicare fraud. a cbs news investigation goes undercover to find out how some doctors are involved in a scheme that could cost taxpayers millions of dollars. plus, megan, the duchess of sussex, is back from maternity leave. we'll tell you about her charity to help unemployed women find work. and we'll meet the oldest living u.s. world war ii veteran. lawrence brooks, who celebrated