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it's monday, september 21, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." americans await the arrival of pope francis. the pope making history in cuba meeting with fidel castro and celebrating mass with hundreds of thousands. gaining ground. carly fiorina surges in a new presidential poll, while two other gop hopefuls make controversial statements about muslim americans . and viola davis makes history as television's best is honored at the emmy awards. good morning from the studio 57
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newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. propose francope francis ar united states tomorrow his first trip ever to the u.s. today he continues his trip in cuba with a mass in the eastern part of the island nation. yesterday he met with fidel castro and celebrated a mass urging cubans to care for one another out of a sense of service, not ideology. adrienne diaz has more from havana. >> reporter: it is capturing the attention of hundreds of thousands, both old and young. despite rain, thousands of young people welcomed pope francis like a rock star. some climbed trees to get a better look. he spoke off the cuff at an event for cuba's youth. this 17-year-old rodriguez was there. what did you think of the pope's
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speech? i loved it, she said. it blew me away. i felt like it was my mom or dad speaking to me. it was the pope's last public stop on his first full day in cuba. he shook hands and kissed babies before the mass. later, 89-year-old fidel castro hosted francis at his residence. evacuate spokesman father forehefre fredrico lombardi. morning the mass will head to santiago to visit the shrine of the cuban's patron state. adrienne diaz, cbs news, havana. a new poll finds 79% of
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catholic americans approve of the direction pope francis is taking the catholic church. more than half strongly approve. and we will have the latest on the pope's visit to cuba coming up on "cbs this morning." well, this morning, a shake-up in the race for the republican presidential nomination. following her performance in last week's debate, carly fiorina is in second place behind donald trump. in a cnn/o.r.c. poll released sunday, trump dropped to 24% and fiorina was next with 15%, up from just 3% earlier this month. ben carson was third with 14%. brook silva braga is here in new york with more on that. >> good morning. it is a dramatic jump for car lee fiorina and drop of eight points for donald trump. the debate she went head-to-head with trump was an important moment in her campaign. >> as people come to know me and understand what i've done and most importantly, what i will
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do, they tend to support me. >> reporter: while fiorina jumped in the polls, critics are jumping on trump and ben carson for comments they made about muslims and the presidency. on the sunday talk shows, trump stood by his decision not to correct a supporter who said president obama is a muslim during a town hall meeting last week. >> we have a problem in this country. it's called muslims. we know our current president is one. >> reporter: trump said it's not his obligation to defend the president. >> we can be politically correct and we can say there is no problem whatsoever, but the fact is there is a problem with some and it's a very severe problem and it's a problem that's taking place all over the world. >> reporter: on "face the nation," hillary clinton making her first sunday talk show appearance in four years, called trump's comments irresponsible and potentially dangerous. >> he is fueling a level of paranoia and prejudice against all kind of people. and when you light those fires,
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you better recognize that they can get out of control. >> reporter: also sunday, carson, a devout evangelical christian that islam is inconsistent with the values of the united states constitution and he doesn't believe a muslim should be elected president of the united states. >> i would not advocate that we put a muslim in charge of this nation. i absolutely would not agree with that. >> reporter: the first practicing muslim elected to congress minnesota democrat keith ellison said it's unimaginable the leading gop presidential candidates are engaging in and tolerating blatant acts of religious bigotry. after carson made those comments, his campaign released a statement that said there are complex differences between the practice of the muslim faith and our constitution. differences that are very real and very much in conflict with one another. >> brook silva braga in new york, thank you, brook. two massive wildfires in northern california have now
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destroyed nearly 1,600 homes and a third fire in monterey county has destroyed ten others. the fire has destroyed over a thousand acres and is 30% contained and one of ten active wildfires that threatens thousands of homes. >> so dry. so hot. now we are getting some wind. the fire has given us a tough time and it's pretty hard to control. >> two massive fires burning north of monterey county are blamed for at least five deaths. the valley fire, which destroyed over a thousand homes, is now the fourth worst in california history. two americans held hostage by rebels in yemen are freed and in the a gulf state this morning. they were released by the rebels. a third american is still being held. the houthi backed by iran are involved in a ferocious civil war and u.s. forces bombed them in march. european leaders hold an
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emergency meeting wednesday in before us l brussels to figure out what to do. the obama administration says it will increase the number of refuges it accepts to 100,000 by 2017. over 500,000 migrants have made their way into europe this year. coming up on the "cbs morning news" now, a worm in the apple store. hackers release a bug and legitimate app that could affect hundreds of millions of users. later, trapped on a burning yacht? we will hear from the hero who saved a family from the flames. third base the "cbs morning news." o on that business trip? ♪ should i stay or should i go well this fall stay with choice hotels two times and earn a free night. when it comes to business, you always have a choice. book now at the new choicehotels.com excellent. researching a hunch, and making a decision.
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newsstand. galveston daily news is reporting good samaritans game to the rescue of that yacht in the nick of time. a fisherman spotted the fire and pulled his boat alongside the burning yacht. seeing the child on board, he knew he had to act quickly. >> i was yelling, you know, throw the kid, throw the kid! they finally got the kid in the water. so the mom jumped shortly after him and we got those two aboard my boat and my first instinct, man, get out of there! >> despite the size of that fire, no one was hurt. the coast guard believes the fire started in the yacht's engine room. the arizona republic says despite an arrest into the investigation of the string of phoenix highway shootings that investigation is not over. 21-year-old leslie allen merritt is due in court today and accused of four of the 11 shootings. merritt insists that authorities have the wrong guy. the seattle times is reporting the city's teacher strike is over after two weeks. the educators union ratified a three-year contract with the
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school district last night. the teachers were on strike for the first five days of the school year. and "the new york times" reports hackers have made their way into apple's app store and now more than three dozen apps are affected by malicious software that is one of the stories on the cbs "moneywatch." jill wagner is at the stock exchange with that. >> according to a report in "the times" hackers copied a developer's tool and infected at least 40 popular appears including cam card. the malware opens cards and apple has removed the appears known to be affected in the store. investors are focusing on whether the federal reserve board will raise key interest rates next month. major stock indexes ended mostly lower last week when the fed held rates near zero. the dow down 50 points for the
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week and s&p off three and the nasdaq up five points. the ceo of volkswagen is apologizing to countries. the environment protection agency said the company's diesel cars were equipped with software to skirt clean air rules. about 500,000 models are affected and about 25% of the company's sales. the epa ordered volkswagen to fix the cars at its own expense. the company could be fined as much as $18 billion. greece will try to fix its debt crisis with the left wing party that it ousted just a few months ago. party leader left it's tsipras won re-election as prime minister last night and resigned last month after he lost his majority in parliament. far left rebels oppose tougherer austerity measures imposed by the union. coca-cola is fighting a claim it owes more than $3 billion in federal taxes and interest. at issue is how much coke should report as taxable income in the
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u.s. from its overseas sales. the company says it's been following the same tax rate methodology for 30 years. >> jill, do you know what goes with coke? maybe burger and fries. what is this we are hearing about a couple of fast food giants are not playing nice with each other? >> burger king is expected to give occuut 1,500 free hamburgen atlanta. burger king teamed up with five other to present a hyperburger. mcdonald's, though, declined the invitation to join and it launched its own campaign which includes tv ads in 38 countries and on digital platforms to promote unit nations world food program. >> a bit of a mixed snub, if you will. maybe burger king is loving it because they are getting all of these free publicity now. >> either way, it's a lot of
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publicity. >> it sottotally is. still ahead, history at last night's emmy awards. the star of "how to get away with murder" walks away with top acting honors. we will have a wrap of all the winners.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. history was made on television's biggest night. the 67th prime time emmy awards were handed out in los angeles. shows like "madmen" and "veep" were honored once again. but last night's show had a historic winner. >> this is the most diverse group of nominees in emmy history. >> reporter: it was the diversity of winners that made for the 67th emmy awards in downtown los angeles historic first this year. >> viola davis.
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"how to get away with murder." >> reporter: davis made history as the first black woman to win best actress in a drama series. >> the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. >> reporter: jeffrey tambor won best actor in a comedy series for his role in "transparent." and amazon online theories. >> hi a teacher who used to say when you act you have to act like your life depends on it and now i've been given the opportunity to act because people's lives depend on it. >> reporter: he dedicated his award to the transgender community. >> thank you for letting us be part of the change. >> julia louis-dreyfus "veep." >> reporter: julia louis-fry fuss had second award for "veep." >> thank you all so much. >> reporter: but "madmen" was not completely shut out. jon hamm won lead actor in a drama series, his first win
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after 16 nominations. tracy morgan made his first appearance since his accident last june. >> i miss you guys so much. last year, jimmy kimmel said on the stage, we will see you back here next year, tracy morgan. well, jimmy, thanks to my amazing doctors and the support of my family, my beautiful new wife, i'm here. >> reporter: in addition to an emmy statuesque. >> oh, hey, there. >> reporter: the evening favored accessories, fans, paper and battery powered ones, whether in the high 90s was what all of the stars were talking about on the red carpet. >> i'm sweating. if i take this jacket off, it would look like i'm swimming in my clothes. it's just too warm. >> reporter: suzanne marquez, cbs news, los angeles. fans and friends and family are mourning author jackie collins famous for hur steamy novels. her breakthrough novel was "hollywood wives" in 1983 and sold more than 15 million
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. 19 members of a dragon boat team in the east river off new york city were thrown into chilly water. their boat was swept over by strong winds and large waves on sunday. they were all rescued's they
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were paddling. bun of the boyfriends asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said yes! >> it's very unique and we are very lucky. we went through good times and bad times like the currents and we survived this and surviving this, we will survive everything else. >> reporter: they all made it back safely to the dock with the engagement ring. a rematch of last season's nfc championship game on "sunday night football," green bay's aaron rodgers passes for two touchdowns in a come-from-behind win against seattle. this time, the packers were able to score in the second half. green bay recovers a fumble in the closing minute to hang on for a 27-17 victory over the seahawks. seattle falls to 0-2. dallas cowboys quarterback tony romo was sacked and his left shoulder was slammed into the turf late in the third quarter. x-rays on the shoulder revealed a broken collar bone. that is his second fractured collar bone in six seasons. but dallas beat philadelphia.
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this morning, pope francis is preparing for his final full day in cuba. he delivered a mass in havana yesterday in front of hundreds of thousands. the leader of the catholic church will leave tomorrow for a three-city tour of the united states. but it remains a mystery this morning, what issues the pope will highlight when he visits. "cbs evening news" anchor scott pelley met with the vatican this month for a "60 minutes" report. >> reporter: as francis made it around to us, we found that he takes care of himself pretty well. bullet-proof against questions in our prearranged meeting. what is your goal for america? [ speaking in foreign language ]
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>> reporter: to meet people, he told us. just to meet with them. what can the faithful expect from the year of mercy? [ speaking in foreign language ] the mercy of god is so great, it will surprise us all. when you speak of immigration and the dispossessed in america? [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: i shall talk about what the holy spirit will inspire me to say. since francis kept his plans under his hat, we asked those close to his mind. the pope has had harsh words for capitalism. america is the capitalist capital of the world, and i wonder what the pope makes of america on the eve of his trip? >> translator: he thinks it's a great country. he has a great government and that is important for the balance of the world. >> reporter: mr. ambassador,
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what do you think the pope will talk about when he comes to the united states? >> well, he will, obviously, talk about the things that he cares very much about, poverty, people being excluded, falling through the cracks, people who are suffering because of economic situations. he'll talk about persecution of christians and other minorities in the middle east. i mean, it is these days, very tangible and palpable as we see the migrants coming in, how they are suffering. he'll talk about those kind of things. >> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on pope francis' historic trim. we will talk to havana for the latest. plus actor scott bakula the star of joins us in the studio and peter talks to us about the first female crew captain. >> reporter: when people think in stereo typically terms of what a crew captain is, they are
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thinking, you know, captain stubbing. >> everyone has a stereo typical idea of a captain. i'll missing some pounds. i don't have entirely gray hair. i don't have a beard or a parrot, but i think when the guests meet me, they are pleasantly surprised. >> reporter: no parrot? >> no parrot, yet. >> that's it for "cbs this morning." thanks for watching.
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from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, move it or lose it. much of center city philadelphia is now a tow-away zone. the city getting ready for pope francis by enforcing parking bans. also this morning before coming to america the pope continues his historic tour of cuba, with visit to two more cities. but, there are some tense moments along the route of the pope mobile. we'll show those to you. >> and miserable monday in philadelphia, all of that hype before the eagles-cowboys game, and the birds play one of their worse games to date. good morning. it is monday, september 21, i'm erika von tiehl. quick check on your traffic and weather together with justin and meisha. good morning. >> good morning. happy monday, everybody. >> happy

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