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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, october 7th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." as south carolina starts to dry out from historic floods, the aftermath comes into focus and recovery from the deadly storms could take weeks. better late than never. facing flipping poll numbers. hillary clinton says she is putting her husband to work on the campaign trail and his latest stop is on "the late show" with stephen colbert. a mother's outrage at united airlines when she is told she has to use her breast pump in an airport restroom for pets. to start major league baseball's
postseason, beating the new york yankees in the american league wildcard game. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. well, it is expected to be warm and sunny today in south carolina. the second dry day in a row, following days of flood producing rains that have killed dams are on the verge of collapse. the capitol's water supply is threatened and more evacuations may be ordered. weijia jiang reports from columbia, where a midnight to 6:00 a.m. curfew remains in effect. >> reporter: families are just starting the process of cleaning up. you can see behind me piles of personal belongings now going out as trash. and they tell me what makes it sting even more is that they are bracing for the possibility of even more floodwaters.
residents are bringing damaged belongings to the curb after record flooding in columbia, south carolina. >> what we will have to do is gut the whole entire house, dry it out, and start from scratch. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: angela cole's house is ruined. she and her family were squid from their attic after posting an s.o.s. on facebook. >> we are here and we are alive and that is all that matters. my kids are safe. >> reporter: water has started receding in some of the hardest-hit areas revealing stechs damage and debris but some people still can't get more and more flooding is expected. crews worked to form a make-shift dam on the conagree river and will drop sandbags to close a breach in the canal but the big concern is the low country where several rivers, like this one, makes their way so the sea. >> we are going to be extremely careful. we are watching this minute-by-minute. >> reporter: tens of thousands don't have access to drinking
water. donations are pouring in and four distribution sites have been set up in columbia and 800 people staying in shelters and additional evacuations could be ordered if the water starts to rise again. the main concern is the huge massive water that is weaving its way through rivers and creeks and could cause more dams to breach. sometime this morning, national guard troops are expected to drop those massive sandbags in vulnerable areas in case that happens. in columbia, south carolina, weijia jiang, cbs news. the national transportation safety board began its investigation into the sinking of the cargo ship "el faro" during hurricane joaquin. the search for 30 missing crewmembers continue. the ship disappeared thursday near the bahamas. investigators hope to find the voyage data recorder. >> an instrument that activates upon touching water, once it is actually in the water, it will
begin pinging and it has a battery life of 30 days. [ inaudible question ] >> the question is has the pinging been heard? and not to my knowledge. >> the investigation will deal with why the ship became disabled and the decision to sail near a major hurricane. this morning, the fbi is reportedly expanding its investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. according to "the washington post," investigators are looking into a second private technology company. clinton's e-mail controversy has taken a toll early in her white house run and now she is turning to what she hopes is a surefire way to kick-start her campaign. don champion is in new york. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. while hillary clinton's favor ability ratings have taken a hit in recent weeks. democrats still have a soft spot for her husband and why he is taking a role in the campaign
and started last night here. >> ladies and gentlemen, president bill clinton. >> reporter: in need of a boost, hillary clinton's campaign is rolling out the man once described as the great explainer. bill clinton joins stephen colbert on "the late show." the former president explained the appeal of his wife's chief rival for the democratic nomination. >> why do you think bernie sanders is doing so well? >> because there are a lot of people all over the world that are really hacked off that they think the system is rigged against them and the rich get all of the gains, and in america, a lot of them believe the republicans have been -- they award the people who go the furtherest to the right so the democrats would be more effective if they moved further to the left. >> reporter: hillary clinton is fighting to explain to voters who she is and convince them she can be trusted. the e-mail controversy has bogged down her campaign and eroded support. clinton since tuesday's debate hanging on to a diminishing lead
over bernie sanders in iowa and trailing in new hampshire. campaigning tuesday in iowa, she joked about the role her husband will play in her campaign. >> what are you going to do with bill for four years? >> put him to work! ha, ha! >> reporter: and put him to work, she did. the former president also had a take on donald trump's popularity. he says trump is a master brander and the most interesting candidate running. >> he says something that overrides the differences. in the first debate they were competing who is the most politically correct in the answers. i run things and i built things. you need somebody to go in there and fix it and if they don't let me fix it, i'll just get them out of the way. >> reporter: the clinton
campaign hopes next tuesday's debate will jump-start her campaign. in the meantime, you can expect to see a lot more of the former president as the campaign moves forward. >> don championship in new york, thank you. many issue that -- ben carson says americans must have access to assault rifles and armor piercing ammunition. in an interview carson said he would sacrifice his life to stop last week's attack at an oar gun college. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. hey, guys, everybody, attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get off. we will be talking to ben carson will gun control and other campaign topics coming up on "cbs this morning." the american commander in afghanistan told congress it was afghan troops that called in a u.s. air strike that misand it
hit a hospital. a charity says both the u.s. and the afghlison harmelifghan govee the hospital was. they say u.s. forces were nearby when the afghan forces requested the air support. >> we had a special operations unit that was in close vicinity that was talking to the aircraft to deliver those fires. >> campbell also told lawmakers the u.s. needs to keep more than 1,000 troops in afghanistan beyond 2016. the obama administration plans to cut the current u.s. force of about 10,000. the general says conditions on the ground have changed. a human rights monitoring group says russia launched another wave of air strikes against targets in syria this morning. syrian observatory for human rights says the attacks were centered in western syria.
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. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. well, how about that? boy, i tell you. i don't know what to say. whoo. sunshine. that's amazing. meteorologist tim miller of a station in south carolina gets emotional when he sees sunshine. tuesday morning, the state, of course, has been inundated with historic rains for more than a
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an infamous stabbing murder in a new york city subway. a judge ordered a new trial for johnny cap. they say his lawyer ignored his alibi. he is now 43 years old and says his confession was false and he did not stab the man. >> shame of those who had knowledge on me. but i forgive them. >> prosecutors say they plan to retry the case. ashley judd tells "variety" she was sexual harassed by a studio mogul. judd says that when she was filming "kiss the girls" in the late '90s she is harassed by a top executive in on rival studio. she would not give him name but says she was not given a role from that studio after spurning the executive's movements.
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known only by lauren. tweeted out by actor tom hanks to more than 5,000 followers. he wrote the following. >> i don't have a twitter, but one of my professors e-mailed me with an link to twitter and said you're famous. >> reporter: lauren with said she was out running in central park yesterday when she must have dropped it. >> it was ironic. i was out for a run. >> reporter: that is similar to hanks's role in "forrest gump." >> i decided to go for a little run. >> my head shot when i was like 15, so it doesn't look like me at all. >> reporter: she is now 21, but says she is okay with it. other fordham students said she would be mortified. >> i hate my i.d. picture. >> i hate my i.d. picture to be honest with you but if tom hanks found it, i can't really complain. >> i have not spoken to tom hanks personally.
if he has my i.d. and wants to give it back, i certainly will meet him to do that. >> reporter: especially since she spent 20 bucks to get a new i.d. card replaced. tom hanks lost his card and said a guy found my i.d. on new york city and said, tony, you make this city even greater. thanks. if you found somebody's i.d. what would you do? >> definitely go to social media and try to find that person. >> reporter: because one good deed deserves another. just make sure you tweet it first. >> that was wcbs alice gainer reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will take you to chicago where cubs fever is in full swing as the team takes on the pirates tonight in the national league wildcard game. plus, how las vegas is trying to attract a new generation of gamblers who are more interested in gaming. and country music duo maddie and tay join us in the studio.
good morning, new this morning, a new jersey barn goes up in flames, coming up what hampered efforts to if the this three alarm fire under control. and, students head back to class today after a gun scare, a at the community college of philadelphia. we're live with the latest on the investigation. >> who do you like for 2016? >> please try to be impartial here. who do you think is most qualified to hold office in 2016. >> the lady i saw singing on saturday night live. >> late night with former president bill clinton talking campaign 2016, trump, and even the pope, he we have more of this coming up. good morning i