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♪ good mo it's tuesday august 26th syria. why it may not be enough to destroy the terror group isis. warren buffett makes a big bet on burger king's merger plans. but this morning, a u.s. senator says you should eat elsewhere. plus nancy o'dell with the big emmy winner and billy crystal's emotional tribute to robin williams. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it's been reported that the u.s. has begun reconnaissance strikes over syria. >> the pentagon with the fight against isis. >> syria is warning their strikes without its content will be considered an act of aggression.
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freed american hostage curtis has been reunited with family. >> everybody has been so supportive. >> 18-year-old michael brown was laid to rest. gathering at a church in st. louis to pay their final respects to the slain teen. >> michael brown's blood is crying from the ground. in napa california after the earthquake -- >> it's estimated $1 billion in damage. >> where's the bathroom key? >> sorry, i gotta have it. >> all right. >> with great send off with the "breaking bad" series. >> to anna gunn my television wife, i love you, especially those scenes in bed. [ laughter ] >> and the emmy goes going to the kolberg report. >> i changed my name to colberg.
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>> some people in boston are staying out of the water after a shark was caught on water. >> all that -- >> jones up oh, yeah got it! trying to turn, and he got that too! he's out. >> two of first, quote, liquid. pot, we're all just made of molecules. >> and "all that mattered" -- >> burger king is with tim hortons. moving to canada where corporate tax rates are much lower. >> and here's what happened when they made the announcement some toronto. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> why is matthew mcconaughey nominated for a television award. how many of those speeches are we supposed to sit through. i mean all right, all right, all right already. [ laughter ] >> announcer: "cbs this morning" is sponsored by toyota let's go places. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this
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morning." an anthony mason is here. united states is taking serious steps towards air strikes on isis forces inside syria. president obama is ordering u.s. reconnaissance strikes over that country. >> the president is not approving any air strikes yet and syria's government says it needs to know about any attacks ahead of time. david martin is at the pentagon where officials are planning for possible action. >> reporter: good morning, these reconnaissance flights will be flown by money manned and unmanned aircraft looking for targets inside syria. this is the first step toward launching air strikes against isis in syria. isis is based in a remote part of northeastern syria where u.s. officials say there would be little threat of american warplanes being shot down by syrian air defenses. plans being drafted by the pentagon would use strikes by both manned and unmanned
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aircraft, in an attempt to disrupt isis operations and kill its senior leaders. the planning began in earnest, following last week's execution of journalist james foley. defense secretary hagel called isis an imminent threat to every interest we have. and joint chiefs chairman general martin dempsey said the group has an apocalyptic end of days strategic vision which will eventually have to be defeated. president obama has not yet made a decision but his spokesman suggests that isis could not count on syria remaining a sanctuary. >> the president has already demonstrated a willness where necessary to use force to protect the people regardless of borders. >> reporter: until now, isis has been aimed at forces in iraq. they have installed across northern iraq but left the center of power in syria untouched. air strikes on the syrian side of the border could disrupt but not defeat isis. that would require sending in
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troops on the ground. a move president obama has ruled out for both iraq and syria. in iraq the u.s. is arming iraqi and kurdish ground troops and will perhaps send in more advisers to help take back territory seized by isis. in syria, the administration has requested $500 million from congress to train and equip local fighters to go after isis. but officials admit those are long-range plans at best. you mentioned the syrian government is demanding that all flights over its territory be coordinated with it. well, pentagon officials say that is not likely to happen. anthony. >> david, thank you. this morning, peter theo curtis' parents say they're overjoyed by his release. the american journalist was captured in syria nearly two years ago. curtis was freed sunday by an extremist group competing with isis for control of that war-torn country. his father says the search had been like quote, hunting for
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bats in a dark black cave. >> you can't communicate with them. and you don't know what's going on. and it's just nothing is happening that you can, you know it's terrible. as if there was a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. >> and we've had tremendous support from people that we know. people that we didn't know before. that we now know. and all sorts of people behind the scenes that we may never know their names but we're really grateful. >> curtis' father said their son will be brought back to the u.s. when he's ready to travel. israel attacked two of the tallest buildings on the gaza strip overnight. some set off huge explosions one attack leveled a 15-story high-rise. another was severely damaged. warnings were issued but more than 20 people were wounded 'two others died in another air strike. these attacks follow a day of heavy rocket fire on israel.
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a fight over leg room forced a united airlines flight to make an unscheduled landing. it happened on a trip in newark new jersey to denver. a passenger refused to remove a so-called knee defending device. it stopped the passenger from in front of him from moving her seat. the flight continued to denver without the two. the knee defender was created to combat shrinking leg room. it attaches to your tray table. the faa leaves it up to the carriers if carriers can use them. >> how can that end well. we heard the passenger in the front threw water on the guy in the back to say move that thing. not a good situation. it was all good for "breaking bad" this morning after the emmy awards. the tv drama won the top prize
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plus acting awards. nancy o'dell host of "entertainment tonight" she was there for the big event. she's in los angeles bright and early. nancy, good to see you. hey, on a brand-new set, luke good. >> thank you very much gayle. i'm excited and a little tired but what a great show at the emmys last night. it had everything we watched tv for, laughs tears, expense. for the cast of "breaking bad" whose series finale was last year it's time to say thank you and good bide. >> reporter: "breaking bad" end its drive tour taking ohm the emmy for best acting series. he offered an emotional thank you to the co-stars and fellow winners. anna gann and aaron paul. >> my dear friend aaron paul i love you so much. you were with me all the way on i appreciate that.
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>> reporter: but cranston he's equally adept at comedy telling julia career in "veep." >> yeah, he was on "seinfeld" yes. [ laughter ] >> reporter: the emmys are traditionally held on a sunday bu year, partly to avoid a conflict with the mtv video music award. >> that's right, mtv still has award show for music videos even though they no longer show music videos. holding an awards show and giving all the trophies to cable and net meyers network brought home the cold. stand up here tonight. >> reporter: jim parsons picked up his fourth best actor in a comedy theory for "big bang theory" and allison janie for mom.
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and giuliana margejulianna margulies. >> you don't see any of the characters we play on tv in film. >> reporter: and it was also a night to celebrate the comic genius of robin williams. longtime friend billy crystal did the honors. >> i spent many happy hours with robin on stage. the brilliance was astounding. >> the emmy goes to -- >> reporter: while jon hamm lost to b jon hamm never won an emmy ♪ >> and still don draper now an iconic tv character. and iconic tv show "modern family" won for best show. and as talk for "orange is the new black" putting itself up in a comedy series instead of a drama. that may have hurt it. "orange is the new black" was
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actually shut out. i'm going have backstage interviews with all the winners coming up at 8:00 and on tonight on "entertainment tonight" where as eye said we're debuting our brand-new set which fabulous. what better thing to cover tonight than the emmys with the new set. >> glass table with white chairs. where have we seen that look before? >> it's a beautiful set on "cbs this morning." it works for you, it can work here. >> that's very sharp. >> yes. >> nancy, thank you. in our next half hour we'll share more of billy crystal's emmy contribute to robin williams. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." the earthquake that shook more than california on sunday may have cost $1 billion in damage. the shock of the 6.0 quake is
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still setting in. this morning this new video is from a baby monitor. the baby's okay. you can see how the jolt rattles the crib. >> he just rolls right over and falls back to sleep. i love it. here's new video of a music store getting rocked by the earthquake. john blackstone is in napa where people continue to assess the damage. good morning. >> reporter: it's disrupted two industries the wine industry and tourism. but officials here are suggesting that napa valley is still very much open for business. while there's some 500 wineries here, only about a dozen were damaged. engineers assessing the damage put red tags on buildings too dangerous to enter. in napa office building greg keller got a red tag. he was counting on rental income from the building to support his retirement. >> we're going take a hit and hoping fema come through
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and we'll get money out of it to help get through this. >> reporter: schools in napa will be closed for a second day today as classroom cleanup continues. engineers finished inspecting two-thirds of the city schools and have found no structural damage. the principal of irene snow school. >> thank goodness it happened in the middle of the night. if people were here a lot more zach could have hatched. >> reporter: many here or still recovering. >> it was a very violent jerk. the power went off. i fell and something knock earthquake warning system that sounded ann6 alert at the university of california berkeley. >> it's ten seconds before the ground shakes. that's the idea. we want to send this out to people's cell phones so that way they can take cover. >> reporter: there's good news about the 13-year-old boy who the most badly injured victim in this earthquake nicholas dillon
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was crushed from the bricks of his criminalny at home. it's been updated from serious to fair. another night the city of ferguson remained free from protests despite calls for justice on the streets. the unarmed teenager was shot and killed more than two weeks ago by a police officer. darren wilson is his name. vladimir duthiers is in ferguson where the community is still healing. vlad, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. thousands of mourners gathered at the temple missionary church in fergusson to pay respects to michael brown. some at the pulpit calling for justice, others calling for calm. ♪ >> reporter: the family of michael brown jr. what the support of thousands as they
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laid to rest the shooting victim. mourners included spike lee, reverend jesse jackson. >> michael brown's blood is crying from the ground. crying for vengeance. crying for justice. we're not anti-police. we respect police. but those police that are wrong need to be dealt with just like those in our community are wrong need to be dealt with. >> reporter: supporters have donated over $250,000 for living and funeral expenses to the brown family. but many here have come to the aid of officer wilson donating $400,000 to a legal defense fund. >> we wanted him to know we're on his side. there is a side out there that is rooting for him and the rule of law. >> reporter: the protests which brought life to a standstill for
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many here in ferguson has subsided in recent days. and many people are anxious for life to return to normal. kids are finally able to start their school year monday which was postponed for 11 days due to the unrest. >> excellent. it's not even about her not being here. it's about her going back tole school and you know seeing her new teacher. her friends. >> grand jury will continue to hear evidence on wednesday to determine if officer wilson will face any charges. anthony. >> vlad, thanks. former virginia governor bob mcdonnell has spent 18 hours on the witness stand so far. his testimony continues this morning as the corruption trial against he and his wife goes into day 22. nancy cordes is in washington with more. nancy, good morning. >> good morning. and the sprgs going to try to keep poking holes in one of mcdonnell's central claims which is that he couldn't have conspired with his wife to accept gifts because the two were barely on speaking terms
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most of the time he was in office. >> reporter: under cross-examination, mcdonnell was forced to admit he and his supposedly estranged wife went on 18 vacations together over 22 months while they were in the governor's mansion. assistant u.s. attorney michael dry also showed a picture of the two holding hands as they headed into court. implying that the couple's estrangement say ruse to avoid a conspiracy charge. dry also worked to dismantle the former governor's claim that it was his wife not him, who solicited most of the gifts from virginia businessman johnny williams. the prosecutor showed evidence that governor mcdonnell himself accepted golf trips, a vacation and a $50,000 loan from williams that had no required monthly payments. governor mcdonnell who seemed nervous under tough questioning said he initially thought a rolex williams gave him was a fake but the gifts were appropriate, because he didn't do anything for williams'
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nutritional supplement business in exchange. but the prosecutor noted that six minutes after you e-mailed jonnie williams to ask for money, you e-mailed a top adviser to say please see me about anatabloc studies at the university of virginia. and he brought up at the governor's mansion that the governor's wife planned and that he attended that was designed launch one of williams' new products. mcdonnell claimed he wasn't aware of the events purpose. but the attorney pointed out there were bottles of the supplement at every table. and he showed a picture of the former governor holding a bottle of the pills himself at another event in 2011. the prosecution is trying to argue that mcdonnell had a habit of seeking out freebies. one example we heard yesterday we learned that the governor's staff prepared briefing binders listing donors who would let him play golf for a reduced price or for no money at all. gayle. >> all right, nancy. you got to watch out for those
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning everyone, i'm ukee washington, we start with your forecast, check in with katie. good morning. >> ukee, nice day coming up wednesday again for us, but it is heating up. be red foyer. that will temperatures definately going to sky rocket to the next two days specifically. but we start off with very quick check for you, storm scan3, ever so quiet right now, high pressure in place. and what beautiful view for us. how about it? outside middle township high school cape may courthouse, 68 degrees, very modest breeze. notice the direction though, coming more east-southeasterly, that's sign of things to come. our winds flow shifting bit
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more southerly that means we pull in more warmth as well as more moisture. eventually those humidity levels climb. and they are at the worse tomorrow. bob? >> 7:26. morning, everybody live look at the schuylkill express bay some sun glare coming up over downtown here, and delay coming into philadelphia. as we start to see the morning rush hour, unfold, south on 95 wood half tone downtown about 25 minute trip, east on the schuylkill, seeing some sun glare coming around your conshohocken curve about 20 minute trip there. and in south jersey, in glassboro, route 47, watch for lane restrictions, because after water main break both the freeway and 55, you're going to find normal delays headed into the whitman. remember the ben franklin only three lanes open for the morning rush hour. ukee, back over to you. >> thank you neck update at clock 55, up next on cbs this morning, ice lan on high alert. another volcano showing signs after posse rupp sean. we're on the "cw philly". good
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♪ think about commuter confusion, drivers heading towards washington encountered some squiggly lines on interstate 66 monday. temporary striping pulled away from the asphalt and caused a mess. there were no accidents. drivers had to slow down. road crews were out early this morning. and all the lines are now straight again. >> that could be confusing. welcome back to "cbs this morning." charlie and norah are off. sharyn alfonsi at the table and anthony and i are still here. the volcano trapped underice that has a global energy source under war. michio kaku is here with us
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today. we'll look at the eruption and the disaster that left millions distraught. plus the moment that everybody was talking about. last night's emmys. how billy crystal remembers his good friend. "the new york times" looks at new findings and the veterans affairs health scandal. the watchdog for the v.a. says there's no link between the deaths of 40 veterans at phoenix and delayed care at va centers. including secret waiting lists to cover up delays in care. "usa today" says the national security agency built a search engine like google to share digital records with other government departments. that's according to a websited call the intercept. the icreach database had 850 billion records of e-mails,
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phone calls and cell phone location. 100,000 employees have access to the information. the baltimore sun has the world health organization is calling for a crackdown on electronic cigarettes. in a report issued today the w.h.o. issued tight regulations of e-cigarettes and their contents. it wants a ban on indoor use and advertising and says to minors. the seattle times says amazon is paying nearly $1 billion for the popular gaming site twitch. twitch allows gamers to stream and follow wide video games of games mreeg played. amazon is paying $970 million in cash. and "the wall street journal" says warren buffett is backing burger king's plan to buy tim hortons, the coffee and doughnut chain. but its holding company berkshire hathaway is expected to provide one-of the finance. berkshire hathaway already owns dairy queen. wall street is welcoming that
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sales of burger king and tim hortons soared nearly 20% on monday. but main street and some in washington are fuming about the fast food giant's move to canada. jan crawford is just outside washington. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, by moving its headquarters from miami to canada burger king would be relocating in a country with a lower tax rate. that is a practice that's becoming increasingly popular with u.s. businesses and more and more unpop with washington which sees it as a sneaky way for companies to take advantage of a tax loophole. even talk of moving the home of the whopper to canada was enough to get burger king customers fired up. hours after confirming the company was looking to take over coffee and doughnut chain tim hortons, burger king's facebook page was flooded with messages from people threatening to boycott. >> this is one of the very few companies where consumers can
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very easily vote with their walls. a wager that almost every american companies know what they make and their brand. >> reporter: the giant confirmed a possible merger in a statement sunday night saying the combined company would generate $22 billion in sales worldwide. but a deal could also mean big tax savings on foreign incomes. the u.s. has the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world at about 35%. the federal tax rate in canada is closer to 15%. although legal, stashing their money offshore. you don't have that option. it ain't right. not only is it not right. it ain't right. >> reporter: democratic senator sherrod brown from ohio shared that outrage monday saying burger king's decision to aban don't united states means consumers should turn to wendy's old-fashioned hamburgers or white castle sliders. burger king isn't the first american company to face a
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backlash. earlier this month, walgreens ditched plans to move its headquarters to europe after an onslaught of negative publicity. since 2012 at least 21 american companies have announce order completed similar deals. most involved health care companies until now. >> what we're starting to see is industry creep. while other industries outside of health care are looking at tax diversions and saying, hey, wait, look at burger king. they did it we can do it too. >> reporter: tax rates aren't the only drop in the merger. it could also help burger king take a bigger bite so to speak, out of the breakfast wars. tim hortons plans to sell eight out of every ten cusp of coffee sold in canada. iceland continues to prepare for a possible volcano eruption. volcano buried deep under a glacier is rumbling to life.
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3,000 tremors mother minute will-v led to earthquakes. you may another, an ash cloud nine miles high. the plume spread across europe granting 100,000 flights stranding 8 million travelers and costing airlines nearly $2 ics professor at the university of new york. professor, always good to see you. how concerned should we be? >> this could be the volcano from ok. >> how do you feel about it? >> you got our attention. >> to quote years ago? with millions of passengers being strandsed. with the threat of airplanes falling from the sky. we have a renewed threat. and just this morning, a 5.4 earthquake rumbled across the glacier. so scientists are worried an earthquake could be happening maybe in the next few days we don't know for sure. >> why would this eruption be more dangerous than others? >> you see this is not an
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ordinary volume containcanic eruption. we you magma that could punch through glacier, freezing causing glassified pebbles to arise. that gets in the engine and chews up the gears, chews up the blades. so this ash coming out is not a typical ash, that's why ice volcanos are much more dangerous than ordinary volcanos. >> the level at first was red. and now it's been reduced to orange. how do they decide what the level threat is going to be? >> well over the weekend, they had 3,000 quakes. tremors all the time. so it went to red alert. eruption is imminent. magma hasn't reached the surface yet that's why we've been backed down from red to orange. remember, it could even be a dud. sometimes, the magma never does reach the surface. but we're not taking any chances this time.
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>> professor michio kaku i'm rooting for the dud, thank you very much. a massachusetts beach is expected to be open today after a great white shark sighting forced swimmers from the water. officials closed ducksbury beach. jim armstrong from our station wbb bchlt wbbz shows us the trend. >> reporter: a state police helicopter spotted it was less than a 100 yards from the shoreline. >> i was a little scared. we never saw a dorisel fin or anything. >> reporter: crowds moved out of the water. luckily no one was hurt. after the sighting a few people made light of the situation, writing this famous jaws quote
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in the sand. >> you're going need a bigger boat. >> reporter: in reality, shark sightings have been somewhat of a tourist attraction. a recent study found that great whites are making a come back because of conservation effort and a key source of food for ocean predators. >> i don't know i don't think i'd view great whites as a tourism -- >> no depends on if you're on the beach. >> i'm thinking words you don't want to hear that's a big white ahead, billy crystal celebrates robin williams at the emmys like a member of the family. >> an uncle of mine said i came to america after world war ii and i hitchhiked.. and robin said i waited until there was a 747 and a kosher
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♪ it has been just over two weeks since he lost robin williams after learning of his suicide. billy dris tall was speechless. he tweeted at the time "no words." >> we made it. hard. >> reporter: billy crystal and robin williams were friends for more than two decades it was is not just a show business relationship. >> he was the greatest friend you could ever imagine. supportive, protective loving. it's very hard to talk about him in the past because he was so present in all o lives. for almost 40 years, he brightest star in the comedy galaxy. >> reporter: he became famous
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playing an alien on television. ♪ >> reporter: and had an energy that seemed to come from another planet. >> forget the vinyl, look inside. look at the unit. look! >> i used to think if i could just put a saddle on him and stay on for eight seconds i would be okay. he would come to all of our great family functions, weddings, bar mitzvahs that kind of thing. he would sit with my older immigrant relatives like he was one of the guys. one guy said i came to america after world war ii and i hitchhiked. and robin said i waited until i had a 747 and a kosher meal. >> reporter: billy crystal and robin williams shared big laughs on the big screen back in 1997 in the film "father's day." they also shared a concern for others. along with whoopi goldberg they
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were long time host of "comic relief." their charity shows raised $80 million from everything from the homeless to victims of hurricane katrina. on monday, in front of the biggest stars in hollywood crystal said robin williams will forever shine above them. >> and the glow will be so bright it will warm your heart. it will make your eyes glisten and you'll think to yourself robin williams, what a concept. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> what a concept. >> don't you just love the last nine. i think it's so poignant and loving. >> i wonder if robin williams had any idea how people would respond to his death. >> how much he'd be loved. >> and how much people would still be talking about him. >> so beautifully done. that had to be tough. well a usc could miss out on most of his senior season. a jump from a balcony left him
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. weed head over to katie hey getting ready for some heat, flight. >> sure r these temperatures will be above average for change. haven't seen too much that far so far this month. but normal high on this particular day, of the year, in philadelphia.
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eighty-four, and we surpass that for sure today. guys. storm scan3, showing us why empty, and high pressure once again, looking us up with abundant sun and warmer afternoon. the high reaching pair of eight's, we drop it down to 67 tonight. should stay generally clear out there for you. but now is the point where it may start to be more of your call when it comes to leaving the air conditioner on or off. right on the verge where it starts to feel muggiment tomorrow most steamy of them all at 09 with sunshine, bob? >> southbound add highlands avenue, exit for west chester so just south of the comedy barry bridge, hitting the brakes, than rolls all the way back to the blue route and also impacting traffic heading south on 476. >> northeast philly cottman avenue near the roosevelt mal there, my old stomping grounds, watch for accident, then crash along germantown pike at valley forge road, in the heart of trooper mass transit though looking good. back to you.
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>> bob, thank you. next update at 8: 25 next on cbs this morning back stage with last night's prime time emmy winners, local news weather traffic continues with us on the "cw philly" on these channels. i'm erika von ♪ go! go! wow! go power...oats! go! made from oats cheerios! cheerios! go, go, go! go power oats! go! cheerios! go power!
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♪ it's tuesday, august 26th 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more news ahead including the prime time emmy awards. "e.t.'s" nancy o'dell reveals what the winners called her backstage. but first here's a look at
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today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> lease reconnaissance flights will be flown looking for starts inside syria. >> peter curtis' parents say they're overjoyed by his release. >> a huge weight lifted from my shoulders. >> the cast of breaking bad with a wonderful sendoff. >> and i have gratitude for everything that's happened. >> officials are stressing that napa valley is still very much open for business. >> thousands of mourners gathered at the temple missionary baptist church to pay respects to the michael brown family. >> taxes aren't the only problem. >> iceland continues to prepare for a volcano eruption. >> how serious could this be? >> this could be the volcano from hell. >> the team from south korea they won the world series. they defeated chicago. but i've got to say, give them
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credit, the cubs put up a heck of a fight. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is presented by panera bread. >> i'm gayle king with anthony mason and sharyn alfonsi. now that you know our names, charlie and norah are off. the pentagon has the go-ahead to ply reconnaissance missions over syria but president obama is not ready to attack isis groups there. >> and it controls large areas of that country and iraq. the u.s. started planning potential air strikes after isis took credit for murdering american journalist james foley last week. >> we have some incredible audio this morning. police are questioning an 82-year-old man in sydney australia. he's accused of attacking the pilot in midflight. the man allegedly tried to grab controls of the small four-seater plane.
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the pilot can be heard struggling. pan, pan, pan, bravo -- my passengers -- >> foxtrot papa. >> we -- whoa -- my passenger is trying to -- >> he was 82. the 23-year-old pilot landed the plane in the a field. his company praised his excellent landing skills. no word on what triggered the drama. an update on the story we've been following, california's governor signed a bill monday requiring kill switches on cell phones. california is the first state to make it mandatory beginning in july. more than 3 million phones were stolen last year in the u.s. inspectors continue to mark buildings as too unsafe and unstable after sunday's 6.0 earthquake in northern
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answer to destroying the bacteria. up 50%. tv actors producers and fans celebrated the prime time emmys last night in los angeles. our good friend nancy o'dell it was a long night for her. she's host of "entertainment tonight." she's a good sport. nancy, "breaking bad" fans are thrilled with the victories last night. were people surprised they're still getting all the accolades. >> i don't know if they're surprised for sendtimental reasons that show is going off the air and everybody thought it would sweep it and did. and just one in the drama category. and as you said gayle, it's a new set. i do love your set. that's quite flattering to say we kind of have a similar set. all emmy coverage tonight on
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"entertainment tonight" from the news sets. we're very excited about that. let's talk about the excitement created by the emmys. it's so hard to predict winners, but i can tell you the talk of the town before the emmys was how shows on netflix and cable would edge it out but instead it was a night of surprise. >> how does it feel? >> it's really nice. >> reporter: most weren't predicting this one, juliana for the "good wife." she took home her first emmy back in 1995 for "e.r." >> compare this day to this day. >> i'm glad where i am now. >> you ary. >> i am. >> reporter: and it was also a big night for another emmy. >> this is an amazing honor. thank you, number six, let's go. >> reporter: allison janney
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picked up best supporting actress. >> you did something really brave. you decided at this point to take your clothes off. >> are you is asking me to take my clothes off? >> well it would make for good ratings. the dress is gorgeous. >> thank you. how did you decide i'm okay with this? >> well you know i wouldn't have been, but i had started a regime of -- >> reporter: you think with six emmys, the acceptance speech would be no sweat for alison but wrong. >> i never write anything down. >> reporter: during her speech julianna gave a special shout out to a -- >> i miss you every day, what were you thinking? >> what were you thinking? >> that came out. i wasn't going to say that. but then i started getting nervous. and i thought, seriously, mine was the shorterest speech of
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anyone. and then i saw his sweet face and i missed him so much. >> as we all do. one of the things jeweluliana told me backstage, she feels women in tv have come a long ways but there's many roles for women. and she said -- and jessica lange took home an emmy for that. kathy bates beat out julia roberts in that category. she can do some bragging. lots of shows and on the emmy red carpet julia, matthew mcconaughey. a lot from television. >> what was the tribute like billy crystal to robin williams? i can't imagine what it was like in person. >> so it was absolutely
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wonderful. i don't think they could have chosen a more perfect person to dot tribute. billy crystal is one of the best hosts in history. and what a good friend he was for robin and all they did for charity together. for him to do that someone who truly loved robin, it was remarkable to see. he did all the perfect things. he made us laugh, he made us cry. exactly what robin williams did. a very touching tribute. >> and nancy, you mentioned the red carpet there, there were big stars there who won? >> oh, my gosh i think it was a very classy red carpet. one of my favorites was julia louis-dreyfus absolutely gorgeous in a carolina herrera gown. i lot she looked fantastic. julia roberts was bold in a short dress. it had a v-neckline a little
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daring because it was short in the neckline. and she was dominated, of course. and one of my other favorites, halle berry. >> me, too. >> always stunning. >> come on -- >> you could put a bag over her. >> exactly. and look at that dress. that dustyy pink. it was so sexy as well. >> and nancy lukeyou looked good too. >> you're very kind. you just don't stand next to halle berry. that's what you do. >> i remember when she was here she said she was having a bad hair day. i'm thinking that's your bad hair day? >> she pretty much wakes up like that. tune in to see the show in full tonight, gayle, i expect you to okay? >> the best imitation --
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>> imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. >> in a minute i'm going to be sleeping here. they're going to need to wipe it off. >> nancy and "entertainment tonight" will bring you a complete wrap-up of the emmys. we can is that you check your local listings. >> announcer: this morning's
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5,000 diners ss flooded manhattan for an event calls diner-en-blanc. the location always a secret. anybody lucky enough to register beforehand shows up at the designated spot with your own tables, over chairs and own meals. yes, it requires to you wear white. you have to bring white tables and chairs. the picture is so pretty. >> i wonder if they serve red wine, you can imagine. >> lovely, but a lot of work for dinner. when it comes to thieves, hotels are becoming more like airlines. a new study says hotels will take in $2.25 billion from surcharges. that's nearly double a decade ago. cbs news travel editor peter greenberg is here with how to avoid the charges.
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we're talking fees, self-parking fees mandatory bellman fees even if you don't use him. what is going on? >> the rates get you into the room, but they're not competitive on value. this is a lot of money we're talking about in this nyu study. they're doing everything we think they're doing, like wi-fi, we've all been seeing that. or the bottles of water in the room that you know you can buy a case what they charge you for one bottle. you mentioned the mandatory bellman fee. didn't need the bellman. next morning the door was under my door. there was the bill for the room the bill the tax, and then a $10 fee for bellman fee. >> does it get to the bellman? >> no they don't get any of it. if you're getting $10 a night for everybody in the hotel, that's additional $4,000 a night. >> how much is that?
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>> conventional bills it's becoming more and more common because they build it into the fee but they don't tell you. but it's failure to disclose. if you're reserving a hotel room and you're getting a great rate. that should be the beginning of the conversation not the end. you need to ask, you can throw in free parking, free wi-fi, let kids eat for free. if you don't at the end, it gets tacked on. >> a $50 club sandwich with a $15 service charge that doesn't get to the waiter. you can't argue this a checkout is what you're aing? >> actually you can. if they fail to disclose you can do this. what most people do we're all guilty of this. we check out in the morning, we race to the hotel. we don't really check our bill. the night before you check out go to the front desk and say, hey, can i see my bill. that's when you dispute. if they fail to disclose you
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have rights. you dispute the charge with your credit card company. >> i'm going to say peter greenberg said -- >> you can. by the way there's a $10 charge for that. she's the old number one ever serena williams we're talking about. she's going for her third straight title. what she tells norah about going out on top. social media, religion the new site hoping ofcials call for more help from both the united states and israeli authorities after ocean county student disappeared while hiking in jerusalem. also, 23 year old aaron every lakewood went missing friday in the jerusalem forest. israeli authorities say they are considering several possibilities, in their investigation, including that
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he may have been kidnapped. >> good morning. >> good morning, everybody nice day out there once again, we start off on very comfortable note temperatures nice mild, as you're hitting the road today. you need the sunglasses, and as well as your advise or in the car, especially traveling east, bright sun glare, storm scan3 clear you barely have cloud in the sky and any given location, and with that abundant sun we heat up. >> still feeling humid. i think you may be comfortable enough, if you want to leave ate conditioner off. your call. ninety by tomorrow, with the sunshine, and it will be the most steamy day of the to r cast, maybe spotty shower or storm toward night fall. then we cool back down and see some nice weather unfold for thursday and friday. bob?
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>> accident for west chester causing big delay not only south on 95, but south on 476 approaching i95. and then a crash on the boulevard, southbound, at cottman avenue. just outside of lansdale, both 42, 55 slow going headed in toward the city, and back up on the benny as well. back to you. >> thank you next update is at 8: 55 up next on cbs this morning, a conversation with tennis' leading lady serena williams. more local news weather traffic and sports we're on the "cw philly". you can find us on these channels. hey pal? you ready? can you pick me up at 6:30? ah... (boy
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ooh. >> that's alec baldwin. >> yeah, alec baldwin of all people. >> you never know who you'll see at the u.s. open or what they might have to do. that was alec baldwin, of course playing ball boy at arthur ashe stadium. notice who is sitting behind him and who he saved from that tennis ball. >> listen he was so smooth on it. he-t bounced high up. alec took it with one little grab. >> you didn't reach for it, gayle. >> no i knew alec had it. >> how did he do it as a former boy boy, anthony mason. >> you were a ball boy? >> as a youth i was a ball boy. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we've got tennis on the brain
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here. ahead in this half hour norah and serena williams hit the court at the open. plus an app for your appetite. meet the young hungry designers behind push for pizza. their one-touch system that come to your door step with just a click. my kind of service. that's ahead. and right now it's time to show you some of the morning's headlines. "the washington post" tells us about a special nail polish that could detect date rape drugs in your drink. you put your finger in your drink and if it's tainted it will change color. the counterculture burning man festival. it turned the black rock desert into a muddy mess. better weather, though is expected today. the "los angeles times" looks at the most expensive comic book ever. the original superman sold for
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$3.2 million on ebay. it's about 1 of 100 copies still around. as we showed you, this year's u.s. open is under way in new york city. the top-ranked veteran woman in tennis serena williams takes the court this evening. she faces fellow american taylor town townsend. >> reporter: when we caught up with reigning champ serena williams she was calm cool and confident. >> you won the last grand slam open. do you see yourself take home the trophy this year? >> reporter: it would be really amazing. it's such a tough field this year. i don't know. i do know it would be an unbelievable feeling. >> reporter: williams is seeking an impressive third straight title at this year's open.
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but it's in no way a guaranteed win. >> the worst ever defeat. >> reporter: considering she failed to reach even the quarterfinals in any grand slam this year. >> she's not gotten a serve into court. just last month, shocked fans watched as williams seemed to lose hand/eye coordination in a wimbledon doubles match alongside her sister venus. one of the best servers in the game double-faulted four times before voluntarily pulling out of the competition. she said later it was all due to a viral illness but the tennis community seemed skeptical. did you find out what the virus was? >> no i mean -- i couldn't really -- there was no real answer to that. i couldn't really find out exactly what it was which is one thing that was a little frustrating. but at the same time was -- i was really really really sick. >> reporter: really sick? >> no bueno.
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at all. >> reporter: you feel better now? >> yes, i'm much better now. i've been better since then. i took a lot of time off after that. and i -- actually i didn't leave the bed after that for about a week and a half. >> reporter: a week and a half? >> yeah, but now, literally -- but then i was able to recover after that. >> reporter: and a thing of recent victories has proven she's squarely back in fighting shape. >> or like this. >> reporter: while taking a time to teach a clinic to local children here in queens she seemed excited to be once again seeded number one in this year's open. what does it take to be the world's greatest? >> oh my goodness. just working hard. really just enjoying myself. for me more so than any other sport, you have to enjoy it. >> reporter: as serena prepares
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to defend her women's championship, the men's division seems to be up in the air with last year's winner rafael nadal pulling out due to a wrist injury. rafael nadal your good friend pulled out of the tournament. you have talked to him? >> i haven't spoken to him. obviously, i wish him well. he's so competitive. and he's so amazing. >> reporter: why do you call him your fellow booty brother. >> we can all figure that out. >> reporter: at age 32 a good decade older than some of her competitors, williams is still having a great time playing the game. despite 17 grand slam titles already under her belt she has no plans to leave the court anytime soon. what you have not achieved in your career that you still want? >> well there's nothing that i need. right now, it's just numbers. and every one is just like -- you know right now, i don't need to win another tournament
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i can go home and go to bed as long as i want. but at the end of the day, i'm just saying just for me. >> reporter: and does it ever enter your mind you know i should think about retiring when i'm on top, while i'm still number one? >> absolutely. but i don't think -- as hard as i work and as much as i -- and how i know myself i know myself that i probably will do that. but it's not time yet. it's just not time. >> nobody who loves tennis and loves her wants her to. >> she's so fun to watch. >> and i really admire norah asking her questions while serena had a racket in her hand. it could have turned out completely different. >> just norah playing with her. but norah's a great athlete, too. >> she is. you can watch the u.s. open coverage starting saturday that begins 11:00 a.m. eastern right
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here on cbs. about 50 million students public schools. they balk into controversies over common core standards, teacher tenure and technology for the classroom that may have overpromised but underdelivered. los angeles, the nation's second largest school district announced overnight it's suspended a program giving every student an ipad. joel klein served as chancellor of new york city schools he's create of amplify which creates digital tablets. good morning. >> good morning. great to be back. you're selling the curriculum and the tablets which essentially deliver it. how important do you think technology is to the future of education in this country? >> when it's done right, it's really important. in and of itself there's nothing magical about technology. what's magical is about teaching and learning. it's not replacing teachers. it's not about takes a textbook
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and digitizeing it what it is taking it and gives them the support. kids who are bored, kids who are disengaged are not going to learn. but there's nothing about technology that's magical. that's why our curriculum which is nothing like anybody's seen is the most exciting. >> in los angeles, joel why do you think it didn't work there? >> los angeles is a city on the move doing big things with education. sometimes, you do a big thing and you have to hit the pause button. not everything works exactly as it's supposed to work. i think they hit the pause button. but i want to make one thing clear what we're doing is about crick column. curriculum. you should ask, this child is moving slowly.
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you should know that. this child has got none. this child is struggling with these vocabulary words. this child none. >> you see it specifically on their computers? >> absolutely. >> it gives an enormous amount of data to teachers. some people say it gives too much data to teachers. >> i think that's a risk. remember, this is about helping and empowering teachers to do their work better. if you flood them it's going to be utterly useless. if you give them data that says for example, you've mastered 300 words this semester i've only mastered 150. you need to make sure joel gets his vocabulary up. that's helpful. if you give him long papers it's not going to work. let's be smart about what we're doing. let's make we get teachers behind it. everything we do we developed with teachers and student. we play-tested. we tried out. we learned so much that way. that's why i believe this belief that there's something magic
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about technology is a misbelief. >> there's a study out that if you read something on a device you're less likely to remember it than reading a book. how do you know students are getting what they're retaininging? >> very simple. you give them quick assessments. one of the things we've done we found when they read they retain less. we took this guy chad boldsman who starred in james brown and jackie robinson. he did a reading of the first chapter of douglas. it changed their attention dramatically. you have to use this in a way that engages kids. if you simply put them in front of a tablet in front of a computer, it's not going to work. the hype is not helpful. thoughtful work has to take place. >> you said exhilaration is the dominant force in me now. this is what exhilaration looks
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like, right? >> even with you guys it's exhilarating. >> come on. thank you, joel klein, always good to see you. we wanted to make ordering pizza as easy as pie. we'll
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push for pizza. whoo-hoo! >> the push for pizza app -- >> all paid up even your tip. push for pizza, it's real. five young entrepreneurs turned that simple business idea into business. push for pizza, that marketing video has been seen 300,000 times online. vinita nair introduces us to the group with the taste towards the future. >> who ordered the double cheese and sausage? >> right here dude. >> reporter: for years, pizza has been a big slice of american pop culture even stealing scenes in movies. sean penn ordered a classroom delivery in the 1982 classic "fast times of ridgemont high." and it's the favorite of the
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blockest teenage ninja mutant turtles. and "the net" showed online pizza delivery in its infancy. >> do you want pizza and do you want it now? >> i want -- >> do you order pizza every night? >> we definitely -- yeah -- >> not every day. we do order often. >> reporter: 19-year-old sire cuss summerlin and 19-year-old max hellerstein are the marketing faces of the new app push for pizza. we take our pizza seriously. that's the bottom line. the video definitely an attention grabber and it did everything we hoped could do. >> reporter: are you guys really like, what are we doing? is this really going to work? >> i don't know. >> listen i believe it was going to work but the actual implementation of it. >> reporter: will haach and
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graham darling and dmitri nava excelled. they were studying computer science. >> graham was the first one to build something like he's got something. >> reporter: graham, the first me from one screen and a button. >> reporter: as soon as you open up the app, you hit the button. >> i put all my information in i get the address. it's ready to go. >> reporter: the app works with online companies order in and delivery using their base to a nationwide database. >> how do you guys make money? >> right now, we just get a small cut. with the bigger transactions we'll get that number. >> we'll grow and extend on the button idea. >> reporter: as in the button idea for other things i may want day to day? >> yeah, things that you may need. after we've perfected the pizza model, who's to say it couldn't be a skelton for something else?
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>> reporter: do you think it's a good idea or five friends? >> i think it's a great idea. pizza is a great food. it appeals to a lot of people. >> right now you the app is only available on the iphone. the guys say they are working on android version. it's funny the two boys who are still enrolled in school and think about taking time off from college. >> where does the pizza come from, i mean? >> they're b basically using an existing database. they just tapped into it. >> we'll be right back.
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[ mike ] i wanted to do some good for my guys. so i'm trying hellmann's with olive oil. let's see what happens. that's not hellmann's on your sandwiches. it's hellmann's with olive oil. whaddaya want, a parade? [ laughter ] bring 'em over here. c'mon. if they see that dinner's gonna be good they'll wanna eat it right away. and country crock stirs in easily, to give mashed potatoes that rich buttery flavor your family loves, everytime. welcome to crock country.
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some als ice bucket challenger shows that even the best intentions don't always go as planned. we now why justin's parents called himself whoopsy growing.
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you joe kim, the bucket hit him. some made the mistakes of unwilling participants while others should have used a smaller bucket. and one that send the comedian's wig flying exposing more than she bargained for. donations are now at $80 million in the fight against lou gehrig's disease. >> the two pigtails sticking out. >> that was priceless in that video. >> she said it rendered her speechless. >> that never gets old. very funny. that does it for us.
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fire in northeast philadelphia. that fire broke out around 12:30 this morning in the grand meadows apartment, 3100 block of grant avenue. fortunately no injuries, but there was considerable damage. the search is underway right
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now for the cause of that fire. >> want to get your forecast with katie. we'll heat up today? >> absolutely, are, wore the orange on purpose. seeing these temperatures get above average for a change, how about that? feeling more like summer to us in the next couple every days, storm scan3 quiet empty, high pressure in place and as a result un abundant sunshine, yes it, will get hot. 88 degrees touch more humidity, keep it pretty mild tonight drop town to 67. by tomorrow, towelly the steamiest day of the pack here. 90 degrees, little more humidity, maybe spotty shower storm for some you specially philly on northwest tomorrow evening. come thursday, friday, front responsible is out of here. cools us down, on have the justly lower and more how many comfortable humidity, come saturday some sun next best chances to see anything significant in terms of precipitation. >> 8:56. live look at 422 westbound still heavy here, as you work your way out toward oaks, all
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because of an earlier accident. looks like the penndot guys are picking up the cones now. still heavy from king of prussia headed west out toward oaks. then an accident west on the pa turnpike right near ft. washington. that delay from willow grove on over to ft. washington. a crash in camden, new jersey, south on 676 just south of the ben franklin, right near morgan boulevard. then if you are in the neighborhood, here they come. the penndot crews will be working on the passyunk avenue bridge today from 28th over erika, back over to you. >> thank you that's "eyewitness news" for you. talk philly coming up. i'm erika von tiehl. hope you have a g
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