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will see you tomorrow. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, october 7th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." ben carson ignites controversy about how he would handle a mass shooting. the republican presidential candidate is in studio 57 to respond. south carolina with historic flooding. >> and investigatinew slot mach vegas we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. guns don't kill people. >> dr. carson faces down a wave of criticism.
>> carson isn't backing away from some controversial comments. >> i would say, hey, guys, everybody attack him. he may shoot me but he can't get us all. >> 17 people have lost their lives in north and south carolina. more than 400,000 people's water are in danger. >> working smugglers. the fbi has interrupted four attempts. >> an admission from the u.s. commander in afghanistan that the bombing of a hospital that killed 22 people was a mistake. >> ntsb has joined the investigation. >> coast guard still engaged in an active search for survivors from the cargo ship "el faro." >> without draftkings or f fanduel, the only commercials we would have during football was matthew mcconaughey driving around talking to himself. >> nice bull. targets in syria this morning. >> australia man trying to get away from police decides to drive into the ocean.
two officers waded into the surf to arrest him. >> all that. >> tom hanks using twitter to help reunite a college student with her lost i.d. >> if he has my i.d, i would meet him. >> ground ball to short. the astros have advanced into the division series against kansas city. >> who do you like for 2016? >> the lady i saw singing on "saturday night live." >> put him to work! ha, ha! >> on "cbs this morning." >> "usa today" has found the republicans commit twice as many grammatical errors during speeches and debates as democrats. for instance, republicans often end the sentence with a sition and democrats often end a sentence with a laugh. >> ha, ha!
announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." ben carson is light up the gun control debate with controversial comments on mass shootings. the gop presidential candidate says he would sacrifice his life if he were face-to-face with a gunman. he said he would rather see a body with bullet holes than gun control. >> carson claimed he would want his child's kindergarten teacher to be armed. his comments last week at an oregon college sets him apart from his republican rivals. ju anna goldman is in washington. >> reporter: presidential candidates have been addressing gun control and mental health issues since the shooting last week on an oregon campus. >> i would ask everybody to attack the gunman because he can only shoot one of us at a time. that way, we don't all wind up dead. >> the accusation you appeared tone deaf and clallus.
>> i'm laughing at them. >> who? >> the people asking that question. of course, you know, if everybody attacks that gunman, he is not going to be able to kill everybody, but if you sit there and let him shoot you one-by-one, you're all going to be dead. >> reporter: when asked if he was judging victims he was asked to look at the big picture. >> not judging them at all but these incidents continue to occur. i doubt that this will be the last one. >> reporter: he also appeared on abc's "the view" where he reiterated that kindergarten teacher should have a gun. >> how fast can that teacher go to the locked draw and get that gun? >> i want that teacher trained. >> you want that teacher trained? >> i want that teacher trained
and diversionary tack shtictics whatever need to be done. >> reporter: in a facebook question and answer session, he wrote there is no doubt that this senseless violence is breath-taking but i never saw a bullet holes that was more devastating than taking the right to arm ourselves away. other candidates responded to the mass shooting. >> we have not so much a gun control but evil thing. it happens way too often. >> stuff happens. there is always a crisis. the yimpulse is always to do something. >> this is is not stuff that happens. we let it happen and we have to act. >> reporter: president obama is going to oregon to console victims' families later this week.
some protests are expected and carson was asked if he would do the same as president. gayle, he responded probably not and suggested it would be politicizing the tragedy. >> dr. ben carson will join us in studio 57 in our next hour. we will ask him how he is responding to the uproar over those remarks on the mass shootings. that's ahead. a new poll contains positive news for ben carson in three swing states. numbers show he is a strong second place behind trump. hillary clinton is maintaining her lead in the same states among democratic voters and in national ground she has lost ground to bernie sanders. >> there are a lot of people all over the world hacked off think the system is rigged against them and the rich get all of the gains. >> this morning, the federal probe into hillary clinton's private e-mails is expanding to
a second data storage company. a new report says clinton hired a new data company in 2013 and it may have automatically kept clinton's e-mails in cloud storage. >> the associated press reports that authorities working with the fbi stopped another attempt by russian linked smuggers to sell radioactive material. the latest case was in february when a smuggler tried to sell a large quantity to a buyer allegedly from isis. an important meeting at the white house today on syria. our margaret brennan reports president obama and vice president biden will talk with secretary of state john kerry about which steps the u.s. may take next. kerry will meet with the new joint chiefs chairman. we are hearing this morning that russia has another wave of attacks in syria. they say they struck a province
bordering bash al assad's stronghold. holly williams is tracking this. >> reporter: there are unconfirmed reports that that a ground assault by syrian regime troops backed by an intense wave of russian air strikes is targeting syrian opposition forces. russian air strikes have pounded syria for a week. russia joined the syrian conflict saying it would target isis. but many of the locations moscow said it's hit are no the in areas controlled by isis militants. with war planes and helicopter gunships, the u.s. says what moscow is really doing is propping up the syrian regime by attacking some of its opponents including some groups linked to al qaeda and syrian monitoring group says russian air strikes are killing dozens of civilians.
but as to refute that claim, russia released this drone video which it says shows the russian military carefully tracking, but not targeting isis vehicles, as they drive through a civilian area and park beside a mosque. russian media also broadcast this video with a commander showing what he claimed were two accurate hits on isis munition dep podepots. neighboring turkey says russian war planes have twice violated its air space. nato chief jens stoltenberg -- >> this is what we suspected and afraid of. that incidents, accidents may create dangerous situations. >> reporter: with russia seeming
to reassert itself as a super power, its behavior is angering the u.s. and its allies. >> holly williams in istanbul, thank you. doctors without borders this morning is demanding an independent investigation of the u.s.-led air strike on a hospital in afghanistan. john campbell testified at a senate hearing on tuesday and he described the attack as a mistake. >> we would never intentionally target a protected medical facility. >> 22 people died and dozens were hurt in saturday's attack. doctors without borders calls the bombing a war crime. recovery efforts are beginning this morning in parts of the south ravaged by historic flooding. the death toll from storms in the carolinas has now climbed to 17. the rain has stopped there, but there is extensive damage in south carolina. more dams are on the verge of collapsing. david begnaud is in columbia where more evacuations may be required. david, good morning. >> reporter: gayle, good morning. there is breaking news out of south carolina as we join you
live this morning. the south carolina emergency management division has just tweeted, and i read here, richland official urge residents around beaver dam and pebble creek roads to immediately seek shelter and move to higher ground. this is the kind of alert that has people on edge. we have moved out of the flood water temporarily to give you an up-close look at one of those dam failures and what it looks like. this is the arcadia lake dam. the bridge has fallen into the water. the dam failed and it sent water rushing down river. this is down the river over the last 72 hours. that is where multiple people were trapped and rescues were performed. video from this drone shows the damage to some of south carolina's dams following the unprecedented storm. eleven dams have failed and more are in jeopardy. in richland county where there was concern that beaver dam would be the latest to fail, people were told tuesday they may need to evacuate. >> we are putting eyes on these dams. we are not just looking and
saying what could happen. we have people on the ground assessing it literally as we go. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: we were with angela cole and her partner craig as they entered their home together for the first time since sunday's flooding. >> oh, my god! this is terrible! >> reporter: most everything they have is soaked in mud. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: as the water rose in their home, the family climbed to their attic. they called 911, but two hours passed and no help. cole posted a plea on facebook. if anyone has a boat, please help. 4220 timerlane drive. i have two children, one with special needs, she wrote. do you think that you and your family were going to die? >> oh, yeah. i did. >> reporter: you honestly did. >> honestly. when i saw the water coming up, yeah. >> and, finally, ji banged a hole through the side of the house wall in the attic and we
just started screaming for help. >> reporter: these three men heard the family's pleas and rushed to their aid. >> i think they were done for. if we weren't there 20 more minutes, i don't think they had that much time left. >> reporter: this picture shows cole and smith's daughter leah clutching one of the family dogs as she was rescued during the downpour. i can't imagine what it's like for a father, how helpless that must have felt. >> yeah. that you failed them. >> you didn't fail us! you knocked that hole out! and we're here. and we're alive. and that's all that matters. >> reporter: one grateful family. the national guard this morning is fortifying a ruptured canal wall that is threatening the water supply to 375,000 people here in columbia. 250 roads and bridges across the
state are closed and i want to show you this picture that was tweeted. this is what happens when you drive around police barricades. one driver caught himself in a very serious and fiery situation. no one was injured there, charlie. >> david, thanks. this morning, federal investigators are searching for answers in the sinking of the cargo ship "el faro." 33 people were on board. overnight family and men's of the missing crewmembers gathered in maine for a vigil. coast guard continues to look for survivors. so far, it's covered more than 200,000 square miles in the bermuda triangle. mark strassmann is in jacksonville, florida. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. investigators will now be looking for the ship's voyage data recorder. its information can tell them what the ship was doing, how it was operating what it ran into hurricane joaquin. that recorder transmits its location for about 30 days before the battery dies but, so far, no sign of a signal.
six days into the search for "el faro." the coast guard is becoming pessimistic about finding survivors. >> everything inside of me says my daddy is coming home. >> reporter: karla newkirk's father larry davis is one of the 33 missing. he has been "el faro"'s look out but spent the last 20 years on the water as a merchant marine. >> that is his second home. >> reporter: last thursday, the ship's crew sent out a distress signal. the ship had lost power and propulsion and in the eye of hurricane joaquin was bearing down. were you worried? >> no. i've heard the stories of him being in storms out there on the ocean but, you know, he has always come home. i need him to come home and tell this story. this is a story that i need for him to tell knee now. >> reporter: critics, including some families of the missing crew, have questioned captain michael davidson's decision to continue the ship's route into a storm growing stronger.
>> those ships certainly have the fuel range capable of going around and going around big to minimize the damage due to weather issues. >> reporter: some of them have come to terms of a likely outcome. >> you don't go through a hurricane like that and survive. >> reporter: but karla newkirk clings to hope. >> i just know my dad and he's a fighter and i just know that if there is any way, if god has granted any miracle to my family and to my father, he's still out there. >> reporter: the u.s. coast guard could decide as soon as today whether to end the search for survivors. they have scheduled a meeting with crew families for noon today. charlie. >> mark, thanks. this morning, two of the biggest names in fantasy sports are scrambling to clean up their imageage. new york's attorney general is looking into whether employees at draftkings and fanduel have an unfair advantage at winning prizes by using their company's data. nfl owner jerry jones and robert kraft are both investors in
draftkings. cbs news legal expert rikki klieman is here. >> good morning. >> reporter: >> you say this is a smart move by the attorney general? >> really smart. he got there first because you're hearing noise from representatives and senators all the way up to harry reid that they want to investigate, from the ftc. eric sniderman got there first. why is this smart? well, what happens in fantasy football is this. originally it was a year-long game, a season long game. so that didn't seem so harmful. it was exempt from the 2006 unlawful internet gambling act because it was looked at still not simply champ. but now what has happened in fantasy football is you can make a lot of money because it's daily and it's weekly. so if you're an employee on one of these sites, and you bet on the other site and you just happen to have a good weekend where you make $315,000, that smacks of impropriety.
not power. we don't like insider trading. the same thing when we don't like it on wall street. we don't like the idea that an employee of one of these sites might have inside information that they can use to their advantage on another site. >> what if there are no regulation? >> there wasn't regulation in this industry simply because it was exempt. so the industry says, okay, we will regulate ourselves. we know what happens when that occurs. so what everyone else is saying now is, like, no, no, no, no. you can't police yourself. we are going to go out and police you. it is not going to be any more that someone who appears to have knowledge can be able to bet on the other site. i mean, what were they thinking? none of these people should have been able to bet. >> what is going to happen now? >> i think the danger is ultimately big-time regulation and if it goes further, the danger could really be
indictment. >> rikki klieman, thank you very much. ahead, how sin city is trying to reinvent itself to attract a new generation of gamblers. >> i'm ben tracy in las vegas, where some people are betting the future of gambling looks a whole lot more like a video game. we will show you the technology they hope to lure young people into the casinos coming up on "cbs this morning. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by voya. changing the way you think of
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wonder a what they got their money worth. your local news is coming up next. good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. lets check your forecast with justin. are we warmer then it is this time yesterday, justin. >> 10 degrees warmer, but still jacket weather in the lower 50's in the cooler spots. we have clouds outside center city right now but they are mid to high level cloud not the producing any rain. they will move away from the city a as we look at the sky line from the palmyra cove nature park in new jersey. again some clouds but they will give way to sunshine later this morning. sixty at the the airport. fifty-eight allentown. mid 50's in south jersey. forecast high today 76 degrees for philadelphia, in the sunshine, at the shore, lower 70's, comfortable in the poconos, mid 60's, more rain does return later on friday. meisha, how is that commute looking volleys picking up.
>> it is, 76 degrees, jackpot, justin. the it is busy outside too. schuylkill eastbound a at conshohocken curve we have an accident pulled off to the shoulder, giving so flashing lights there slowing down. take a look at ben franklin bridge for those coming from new jersey, heading in to philadelphia, looks very busy there. delaware county also tapping on those brakes, looking like a parking lot, this is i-95 north at 45 to and going wide, 9 miles per hour on the schuylkill. the that is your slowest stretch right the there east and westbound direction, erika back over to you. >> your next update 7:55. coming up on cbs this morning national league playoffs start tonight and cubs fever is sweeping the windy city. i'm erika von tiehl. have a great morning.
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>> that is. this is fun to watch. plus our slot machines facing long-shot odds at casinos. we are in las vegas this morning with the video games that could redefine gambling. "the new york times" says united states is preparing for one of the largest onetime early releases of federal prisoners. the justice department says about 6,000 will be relieved to ease overcrowding. they will be out within a month. a majority of the prisoners are nonviolent drug offenders and ruffle a third of the inmates being released are not united states citizens and will be turned over to immigration official for deportation. "time" reports on volkswagen emissions scandal. about 11 million cars had software involved to cheat diesel emissions tests. the new ceo says the recall will started in january and all cars will be done by 2016. the state is now
distributing free water filters in the city of flint. the residents are dealing with lead into children's blood after the water source changes through the flint river. the "new york post" reports on a kiss for freedom for a man who served 25 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. johnny hincapie and six other young men were convicted in the 1990 new york city subway murder of a tourist from utah. the judge ordered a new trail saying there was not enough evidence to dismiss the case entirely. michelle miller is here. >> reporter: johnny hand cappy says he was an innocent bystander and police coerced him into admitting to a murder he did not commit. joni hincapie paid his bail and ran into the arms of his parents. now 43, he says he feels
wonderful and free. >> shame on those who had knowledge of what happened to me. but i forgive them. >> reporter: tourist brian watkins was in the subway on september 3rd, 1990 when he was stabbed in the chest after a struggle with at least six teenagers who robbed his father and hit his mother. publications urged the mayor to do something as the city faced a record murder rate. more than 2200 people were killed that year. >> i'm damn angry. of course i am. >> reporter: within 25 hours police rounded up eight suspects including hincapie and he was convicted in 1991. this july, three witnesses came forward to say hincapie was not on the subway platform when the stabbng happened. after a quarter of a century in prison with his family by his side, hincapie celebrated with a seafood dinner where he toasted his future. >> i have plans of my own, but i have to see how seasonable they are, being that the world has changed after so long.
>> the world has definitely changed. hincapie has already served a minimum sentence for murder and his lawyer said while in prison, his client finished high school and earned a bachelor's and master's degree. new york city prosecutors have not said if they will appeal the decision. the houston astros this morning are advancing in baseball's playoffs after beating the new york yankees. a team with half the astros payroll. tonight, the chicago cubs hope to knock out the pittsburgh pirates in a wildcard game. the cubs are taking steps to end a longstanding championship drought. jeff glor is at harry caray's restaurant in chicago where a big party is already under way. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning to you, where beer has replaced coffee as the beverage of choice in chicago. it is wildcard wednesday. >> cubs win world series. >> reporter: in back to the future 2, a world series for the cubs seemed possible only in the
movie. >> what did you just say? >> i said i wish i could go back to the beginning of the season and put some money on the cubbies. >> reporter: but outside wrigley field today, a march to a championship seems realistic. bruce levine covers the cubs for cbs radio. it seems like you have good management and good fortune this year for the first time since? >> 1945. >> that was the last time the cubs won the pennant and last won the series in 1908, the longest drought in professional sports. >> it's really weighed down on this town. >> reporter: cubs historian is painfully aware. the cubs were three outs from a world series when steve batterman prevented moises alou from make ago catch. in 1964 the team traded lou brock to its arch rivals to the st. louis cardinals and he went on to have an all-time great
career with the cardinals. >> it's now more than a million to one odds because that is already 20 years old. >> reporter: this year all-star 1985man anthony rizzo and kris bryant behind a cy young winner, jake arrieta. a group of chicago newbies. maybe it's the year you don't expect it. >> that could be correct. if they beat the pirate, this town might explode because they would play the cardinals for the first time in the postseason and that is the cubs blood rivalry. >> reporter: some of the pain here in chicago has been dealt slightly by three blackhawks championships in hockey the past six years, which doesn't mean, of course, that cubs fans don't want to win tonight and go on to win the world series.
ryan sandbu ryan sandburg ryne, a prediction? >> i think the youth the regular players have had is impressive. i think they will rise to the occasion. early runs would be nice and let jake do his thing. >> reporter: enjoy yourself today and the game. ryne sandburg. >> you have early morning crowd there, jeff. >> it looks like they have the right stuff, jeff. with a 22-game winner and possible cy young award winner? >> reporter: yeah, you know, it's one of those years where it may be the unexpected year for them which is why i think a little more hope. >> in pittsburgh, it's been 36 years. they are saying that is a long time too. they want to win too. you want to root for -- i'm not going to say. it's going to be a good game. las vegas is setting on a
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>> las vegas is on a cold streak this morning. casino revenue on the las vegas strip dropped nearly 5% in august and third straight months of decline. this comes as sin city tries to lure the next generation of gamblers with a new era in gaming. ben tracy is at the palms casino resort in vegas. >> reporter: good morning. when people come to las vegas, a lot of them come to play the slot. these things are still the biggest revenue generator for the casinos, but the problem is they are finding younger gamblers, they don't want to sit here and hold one of these
levers. so the future of gamble cog look a lot less like this and a lot more like an arcade. las vegas, as we know it, was built on the back of the one-armed bandit. slot machines with their 60% profit margins are cash cows. but greg dupreas says it may be time to put them out to pasture. >> 45 and younger are not going to play slot machines. >> reporter: if there is something new to sell, he is. >> we are going into a brand-new company. >> reporter: one of the streaming expos in las vegas are betting on a different kind of gambling. >> welcome to vegas pinball. >> reporter: a casino that looks much more like an arcade and a nightclub, filled with games that require skills, not just games of chance. this feels much more like video games than gambling to me. >> yes, it does, doesn't it? i'm fighting for my life over here right now. i want to turn a casino into
where you have a fighting chance to win some money. use your skills, race a car, shoot a target. >> reporter: i can't imagine your sales pitch to the casinos. they don't want to give people a fighting chance to win more than. >> they will all change. as your base gets older you have to prepare for the next generation coming. >> reporter: that is the millennials who were born after 1980. they head to las vegas in droves and walk past the casino and into the nightclubs. 63% of millennials who visited vegas last year gambled and compared to 87% of their grandparents and 63% of their parents. >> they come to clubs and partying and dancing and what vegas is known for and no longer for gambling. you always have to keep your eye on the prize. >> reporter: darian loewen is the chief marketing officer for gambling. >> nice! >> reporter: their idea is to
take the game people already play on their smartphones and add gambling. you can also compete not against a dealer, but against your frie friend. >> as opposed to to the focus did i win or lose money but get to playing and did i beat the boss and getting to the next level? how am i doing game playing as opposed to the money part. >> reporter: the flip side they don't know how much money they are losing? >> right! absolutely possible! >> reporter: a change in nevada gaming regulations last month now allows for skilled players to potentially win more money by advancing further into the game. but the downside is if you aren't good at the game, you could lose even more observe than you wou-- often than a gamt chance. these new skill-based games are expected to hit casino floors next year. >> we are now tread nothing a new territory. again, we are trying to attract a different generation. they don't play poker or blackjack, but they play arcade games. >> reporter: and those slots, no matter how much manufacturers try to keep them relevant, may
be on their final spin. >> ten years from now, those will be antique slot machines that dad used to play. >> reporter: the casinos are getting serious about this. the ceo of cesar's say they have a top secret casino within a casino in las vegas where they are researching what millennials want but until they figure this out there will still be plenty of these things in vegas. gayle, let me spin this for you and see if we win the jackpot. i guess we all still have to work today. >> we love working at cbs, ben tracy. go ahead and say it. >> we do. we do. of course. >> that didn't sound convincing. thank you, ben. ben is trying out several of the new games that could soon hit the casino floors. see how his skills stack up at cbsthismorning.cbsnews.com.
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good morning, everyone, i'm erika von tiehl. i want to head over to justin for our forecast and another nice warm day what do you think. >> couple degrees warmer then yesterday. we are waking up to a little bit of cloud cover but they are not producing any rain. we will check out berks county taking a live look at kutztown area middle school on the neighborhood network 56 degrees. mid cloud rolling on through but they will pass by. we will see increasing sunshine later this morning in the afternoon. 61 degrees at the airport in philadelphia. sixty wilmington. upper 50's now in the cooler suburbs. we will make it up to 7206 take with sunshine and cloud. lower 70's at the shore. sixty's in the the mountains. friday late in the day we will see showers return with the cold front moving through. still warm. but by week end we will drop back to fall like conditions with highs in the 60's.
meisha, is what the latest. >> seems so gorgeous, justin. are busy outside still. we are trying to make it out of the rush hour, looking at the blue route southbound at mid county, very, very slow moving here as you can see doesn't look like they are moving. two accidents quickly 95 southbound on ramp from bridge street, the ramp is partially block there and also, 422 eastbound ramp to the schuylkill eastbound is there an accident there. we will look at our wide 7 miles per hour on the schuylkill, 16, i-95 you and 60 miles an hour on the blue route in the northbound direction. erika, back over to you. next update 8:25. coming up, a conversation with physician and presidential candidate, ben carson. i'm erika von tiehl. good morning.
♪ it is wednesday, october 7th, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including dr. ben carson who is here in studio 57 right now. . the presidential candidate defends his controversial comments on mass shooting. look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. ben carson and latest comments may be the most controversial. >> authorities working with the fbi stopped another attempt by smugglers to sell radioactive material to terror groups. >> unconfirmed reports that syrian regime troops backed by intense wave of russian air strikes are targeting syrian
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king and norah o'donnell. more dams are on the verge of breaking in south carolina this morning after historic flooding. the storms have killed at least 17 people. >> people near the beaver dam in wildwood are being told to evacuate immediately. it may break at a time. david begnaud is in columbia, south carolina, at one dam that has already collapsed. david, good morning. >> reporter: gayle, good morning. since we last saw you at 7:00, we have come across the river. this is the arcadia lake dam. as we pull out, you can see where the road collapsed. the bridge fell into the water and the dam failed. when that happens, the water rushed down river. it was devastating. looged homes and communities and prompting rooftop rescues. there are numerous stories like that around the community of columbia, the capital here in south carolina. smaller dams have already failed. national guard troops are securing a ruptured canal wall
that is threatening the water supply. 375,000 people here in columbia, despite the lingering dangers, people are slowly, slowly, starting to go back to their homes, at least to look at what the damage is and they -- it is expensive, we are told. more than 250 roads and bridges remain closed statewide. which is making it tough for people to even get back home. here is the deal for today. there are expecting sunshine, but the threat for the remainder of the week will be the potential for dam failures. we have also just confirmed that earlier this morning, a road, a driver went around a barricade. a truck was washed away. three people were rescued but, we have just confirmed two people are missing. >> oh, my goodness. a reminder not to go around those barricades. they are there for a reason. david, thank you so much for your reporting all this week. this morning, one of the leading republican presidential candidates, dr. ben carson, is facing controversy over comments he made about the oregon school
shooting. >> i would not just stand there and let him shoot me. i would say, let's attack him. he may shoot me but he can't shoot everybody. >> a new poll shows carson in second place to donald trump. he is out with a new book called "a more perfect union what the people can do to reclaim our constitutional liberties." it covers gun rights to freedom of religions. we are pleased to welcome dr. carson to studio 57. good to have you here. >> thank you. >> what did you mean i would not just stand there? >> i want to plant in people's minds what to do in a situation like this. because unfortunately, this is probably not going to be the last time this happens. >> do you believe the victims in oregon just stood there? >> from the indications that i got, they did not rush the shooter. the shooter can only shoot one person at a time. he cannot shoot a whole group of
people. and so the idea is overwhelm him so everybody doesn't get killed. >> do you know who chris mintt is? >> no. >> chris mints a an army veteran and rushed the shooter so someone did actually act heroic. >> that is exactly what should be done. if everybody does that, the likelihood of him killing as many people diminishes. >> you're being accused this morning of being insensitive to the victims because you don't know what you'll do if, got forbid, you're ever in that situation. how do you respond to that? >> i respond to that saying we live in a culture that people decide everything you say, we need to set up battle lines and we need to get on this side of it or that side of it. rather than collectively trying to figure out how we solve the problem. it's sort of an immature attitude but it seems to be
something in america today. >> the question is what do we do about it? everybody expects it to happen again. the president says it's become routine. how does the nation come to grip with this? it's a combination who have is doing it, access to weapons, and the opportunity. >> well, you know, in medicine, we have a tendency to make decisions based on evidence, not on ideology. let's say this were a disease. what we would be saying is let's take each one of these shooters and let's go back and let's study their lives, and let's see if we can see some commonlia commonliality. are there early warning signals for people like this so we can begin to identify them and intv intervene before the tragedies occurs. >> how would you do that, number one? and, secondly, once you begin to see a pattern, how do you make sure that that pattern will help you lead to the next potential
incident? >> i think we have to, for instance, empower the psychologists and number these cases. these people have already been working with mental health professionals, but nothing was done about it. and we have to be able to move to the next step, not just recognizing that they are mentally ill, but being able to take the appropriate interventional steps. >> should there be new laws for people to purchase guns? >> for people who have been declared dangerous individuals by a mental health professional, absolutely we should be looking for a mechanism to keep dangerous weapons out of their hands. now, you know, we need to study all of the possibilities and we cannot do anything that compromises the second amendment, but as long as we keep in mind we don't want to compromise the second amendment, but we also want to keep
dangerous weapons out of the hands of dangerous people, that m >> they weren't talking about the ak 47s and high-powered rifles we have today in the second amendment. you wrote that ban on military assault weapons is a good idea but now you've changed your mind. what changed your mind? >> you'll also see that i talk about the fact that they recognize that things would change. that we would become a more modern society and face different situations, but we had to recognize that it was the principles that were important. so what were the principles of the second amendment? and those principles were we wanted to make sure that the people had the ability to assist the military in case of an invasion and that the people also had the ability to protect themselves from an overly aggressive federal government. that was a very important part
of the reason for it. now, obviously, if we say, well, we are talking about muskets, so, yeah, you can have a musket, but as we advance in terms of our weaponry you can't have any of those things. that violates the principle. >> michael bloomberg, a former mayor, is close to the university john hopkins. he has become a very, very strong advocate for gun control. what is it that he doesn't understand that you understand? >> well, i think we ought to get him to answer that question. >> but let me get with you first and then i'll go to him. >> what i understand quite vividly is what daniel webster said. daniel webster said america will never suffer under tyranny because the people are armed. that's what i understand. so i don't want to see tyranny occur here. adams also said that there may come a time when we do not have
good people at the helm of our country. we can't always assume that it's going to be that case. >> you've criticized president obama who is going to oregon on friday to meet with some of the victims' families. you said it's becoming a political issue. can you change this conversation without politicizing it? >> first of all, let's set the record straight. what i was asked if i were president, would i go? and i said, no, not if it was going to open wounds and inflict, you know, a lot of controversy, i would not. i said i would have probably lots of other things on my schedule that i could do. but the other thing -- this is important. the other thing is i don't think i would have the pushback if i were president because i wouldn't be picking and choosing which groups i sympathize with. i would have gone to the family that was killed by illegal
aliens. you have to be compassionate to everybody. you don't pick and choose who you're going to be compassionate to. >> if you were, in fact, president could play a role and express the nation's grief in going to oregon, you would be pleased to do that and you would object a president whose effort is to console the griever of a nation and the families who have been suffering? >> i wouldn't object to such an objection. >> thank you, dr. carson. >> thank you, dr. ben carson. his book "a more perfect union" is on sale right now. gue
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♪ this morning, we are talking about packages. you may be paying more for less. the november issue of "consumer reports" looks at that empty feeling. the magazine investigates how some companies are downsizing products but not their packaging. >> this is the question they ask -- do you ever felt duplicated when opening a bag of chips or a bottle of pills? only to see a lot less products than you expected? ! tod marks is joining us at the table. he felt like raraisinettes and e out the box and get this much of raisins. outrage! >> i made a career of outrage all the time. remember when ice cream came in half gallon containers? >> yes. >> when juice came in half gallon cartons? we all know these things and
it's driving people crazy. >> you reached out to companies? >> oh, yeah. absolutely. >> what did they say? >> we say what gives? we get a lot of reader mail about these things and people are furious like you say. companies tell us when they have an explanation at all we do what you do and call the 1-800-number on the package itself and we say -- >> i never called that number. >> i do it all the time. at best you get a free coupon! how it works is that -- >> they should be counting their blessings? >> yeah. the rising costs of transportation. ingredients like peanuts and peanut butter and transportation and distribution cost and labor. >> so they justify it? >> they do. they say their customers tell them that in order to for on them to maintain their budget, they would rather pay the same than get basically -- raise the price. but what we are really doing is semantics. it's a shell game. what you're doing is inadvertently raising the price by basically giving people less
for their money, but here is the hook. people know prices but they don't know sizes. remember when oreos came in a one-pound container? >> no. >> well, they did. not only that, they are over 60 varieties and package sizes and more than a dozen classic oreos none of this which is a pound. people don't know what is the regular size. >> what does it say on the label about the weight of the product inside? >> that is the holy grail, the truth. you use the unit price label at the grocery store and gives you the cost per ounce. ignore the packaging. you know is in the packaging can be really big. it's not always trickery. because sometimes, like, potato chips. think about that. you open up the bag and talk about it hardly anything in there! >> who is reading the net weight? >> i look at it. i look at the unit per pricing all the time and tell my kids. i say, this is how you tell if
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♪ united airlines is apologizing to a massachusetts mother who was directed to a pet relief area to pump breast milk at dulles international airport. liz cooper was traveling for the first time without her 4 hont jol -- 4-month-old son and during a layover she asked an employee where she could pump. >> there was a red fire hydrant in there for a dog to relief himself. that is, obviously, where i'm not going to pump breast milk for my baby. >> the airport is working to develop lounges for nursing
mothers. >> i think they need to come up good morning i'm erika von tiehl. classes resumed at the community college of philadelphia, the school was lock down yesterday, after a report of the man on campus with the gun. seventeen year-old male was taken into custody, that happened around two hours after swat teams, surrounded the school, near 16th and spring garden street. no charges have been filed against that teen and so far, police have not located a gun. well, we will want to check with just continue for our forecast. how are we feeling today what do you think. >> warm afternoon temperatures back in the mid 70's like yesterday. we are waking up to cloud cover over parts of the delaware will valley. we will go down to delaware live look at rehoboth beach. 63 degrees. north/northeast wind light at
7 miles an hour. cool start to the morning but those clouds as you can see on storm scan three in the delaware valley for next few hours. we have clear conditions to the west. increasing sunshine throughout the day. we will make it up to 76 for a high. lower 70's at the shore. mid 60's in the mountains. looking at the extended forecast still warm, thursday and friday, however, later during the day friday we will talk about some rain and that cools us back down in the weekend highs in the 60's on the saturday and sunday. the all right. lets head over to meisha for a check of the traffic. >> enjoy it. >> all right. slow walk. good morning, everyone. happy hump day, good morning. we have a disable vehicle, schuylkill westbound at a passyunk block ago this center lane. they are pushing all the way over to the the right there just know that is there and it is still very slow on our roadways. looking at ben franklin bridge slow coming from new jersey, still looking slow there and in the wide you can see schuylkill look at this 8 miles an hour moving in the east and westbound directions. nineteen on the blue route.
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steve -- i don't know how to pronounce this. >> he speak out in his first interview why he lied about being inside one of the world trade center towers on 9/11. on tuesday, he apologized "the howard stern show." >> the hurt and pain and nervousness you hear now comes from because i know what i did was terrible and i know i hurt a lot of people. >> right. >> people that lost people, people that helped people survive. >> right. >> people that -- and those people -- those are the people that i truly am sorry. >> he says the lie was a mistake that became nearly impossible to take back. the "los angeles times" reports on california governor jerry brown signing a new drone line, it is designed to combat the paparazzi use of drones. >> "the washington post" says you're probably not exercising enough to cut your risk of heart failure. the american heart association
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last month but now closed for repair. >> i agree, charlie. she is doing it right. i like that like, norah. >> you're so charming. thank you. >> it's so true. whntr in huntsville, alabama, posted a graph of a duty comforting a baby after a multivehicle crash. the image became a huge hit online. the picture shows deputy rick lindley holding the infant at the scene of the crash and he is holding that baby right, too. >> right at the head. >> and under the bottom. the accident involved a ambulance and tractor-trailer and vehicles and no injuries were reported. a michigan grandmother says she was having a bad night at work so she went to mcdonald's. in the drive-thru looked at the powerball wing ticket and now her worries are over. >> are you leaving your job? what are your plans now? >> i quit automatically! i was done! >> oh, my gosh. i love her! >> don't we love that?
i quit! >> automatically! >> i got a new house, a new car and a new life! julie leech picked all the numbers to win the jackpot. she plans to buy land and build homes for her family. she joked that her longtime boyfriend! good for her! he will need to sign a prenuptial agreement. go julie! >> they have been together 36 years. he ain't leaving now. he loves her very much! they have a great relationship. >> he's not in it for the money? >> no, no, no. >> i love it when things like that happen to seemingly really nice people. al-astaire campbell knows what it takes to win without a lottery ticket. he spent a decade advising tony blair. he witnessed memorable moments and was even portrayed in the 2006 movie "the queen."
counseling tony blair after princess diana's death. >> even "the mail" was impressed. >> alastaire campbell's book arrives in the book stores this morning and he joins us at the table. you're hear to talk about new labour party leader. >> i saw him sitting next to ben carson and knowing him, i thought, my god, alastaire is advising ben carson? >> i said no. i said we disagreed on gun control. >> what you said was "you're wrong"? >> yes. >> yes, you did. he said, nice to meet you too, sir. in your book "winners" you say a lot of similarities between the
winners. you talked to floyd mayweather and the squeen and others. what did you see in the similarities of these individuals? >> they are all individuals but you boil it down cher strategic and they work really hard and they are resilient. i think resilient is underestimated as a real quality and they have an absolute fascination with what they do. >> you said they care more about winning than wealth, many of them. >> i don't know about floyd mayweather. i think he loves his wealth but mr. branson you mentioned. saying he never went into businesses thinking about money. he goes into it seeing an opportunity to kind of do something good. i think the other thing that draws a lot of them together is they care more about not losing than they do about winning. they are driven by fear, as much as by a desire to succeed. >> what do you mean when you say strategic? >> i mean, the ability to work out, where you get to and then -- what i call the big how. the big plan to get there.
and i think the real winners, they understand the difference between tactics and most of them don't. >> would you have said the same about lance armstrong? >> he is one of two people in the book but i decided not to put him on the cover with all of the names. the other is vladimir putin, who i know you know very well, charlie. the reason that this -- lance armstrong said the most extraordinary thing when i first interviewed him before he was finally exposed. what he said to me, losing and dying, it's the same thing. >> wow. >> i thought, wow that guy is a winner. i should have thought, if i had my old journalistic hat back on, he would do lk anything. i still want to see him in a positive like but i think, in a way, he lied too much, he is -- very, very hard for lance to rebuild his reputation. >> you talk a lot about vladimir
putin you said is a strategic leader but a bad man in many, many ways. >> he is complicated. >> look what he is doing in the middle east. >> or ukraine. putin's objective and strategy are totally aligned. they are all about the reasse reassertion of russian power. we can say he is a bad man and clearly doing bad things which he is clearly doing. you asked all of the questions in your interview, charlie, but all of the difficult stuff, he just laughed it off. the gangsterism, the krucorrupt and lying. he laughed it off because he has such control. if you see power as being about trying to do the things that you want to do, you cannot dismiss him just as being about man. you have to work out what he is trying to do. >> it's great to have you here. >> yeah. thank you. >> i was wondering what you were doing with your life. you're writing books. >> i'm writing books and doing
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♪ we have come this par don't you get out now ♪ ♪ because you can't learn to fly on the way down ♪ >> you can sing. >> i can't sing. >> can we bring up on stage tonight? >> she would love it but i know this is your moment so it's not about me. >> ah! >> i love what you guys do. >> we will be there. >> are you really coming? >> what should i wear? i'm kidding. >> you look beautiful. >> you are so musically talented and i think it's part of the message you're delivering in your music and i think you get a lot of attention because you took on the so-called bro country. explain that. >> well, it was probably -- we have been, you know, writing together for five years now. and i think there was about three months of writing -- or, you know, walking into a writing room and being, like, man, i
heard this song on the radio and can't believe this guy is sing willing to this woman this way. if somebody asked me to slide my sugar shaker all over, i would smack their face. so disrespectful. >> i listen to country music and my husband says, what? really? >> red, red, red. >> it was way too repetitive for us. we haven't really heard a female perspective in a while so it was important for us we wrote a song, even if it did not get released. when we wrote it we didn't know the success that was coming with it. we wanted to write a song and vent our feelings and it happened our fans believed in what we were saying. >> it's more than venting because you talk about love. you talk about loss. you talk about bullying. she clear got some issues, maddie. i'm wondering if she heard the song. that's a real person. >> it's a real person. she did hear the song. and she was the girl that was a beautiful pageant girl in school but -- >> she wore her heart on a
necklace. >> yeah. so i don't know. she just was the one that made everyone, you know, feel so small about themselves. definitely, i think, the biggest message with that song is no never allow someone to define yourself for you because i did do that and i did fall for that trap. and in order to heal from that situation and to kind of cope with that situation, we had to write a song about it. >> i wonder what she is thinking now? >> she probably still doesn't like me very much. we were the only ones that stood up to her. >> you're right. >> how long have you guys been working together? >> five years. we met when we were 15. this december will be five years. >> our five-year anniversary! >> you have the same ambition to write songs? >> i think that is why we instantly connected at the age of 15 your peers are thinking what are you wearing for homecoming? and we were like what are we wearing for our red carpet one day? >> your vocal coach put you together. you live where and you where?
>> i'm from sugar land, texas. >> oklahoma? >> vocal coach put you together? >> it's kind of weird. it was a vocal coach but he was host ago showcase where students could go and do a cover and an original song, whatever you wanted to do. so we both happened to be there on the same night and really hit it off. kind of as friends after, you know, the performances. and then started talking music and we were both, like, total music nerds. >> you hit it off. >> yeah. >> you've been together five years but just taken off the last year. i want to talk about that last year. because now here you are performing at the grand ole opry. the people that you looked at as little girls know now your name. what is that like? >> you mentioned the grand ole opry and so foiunny. the first time we went there was to see steven skill and we love and hope to collaborate with him
some day and we actually met him last night. he knows our name and so cool to be associate even with our own legends. >> yes. >> i think is there a really special moment that happened last week. we were in bakersfield, california. we do a meet and greet where fans come through and we get to meet maybe 40 of them before the show. there was this girl maybe about 11 or 12 in tears. >> you're young too! i love it. she was young. >> a baby. >> okay. e i felt so overjoyed in high life and to think she was overjoyed to meet us, i was so humbled and just honored that we were bringing so much joy to one person. >> and shout-out to your persons who drove you to nashville. both of your parents. >> i know! >> my dad and my mom. >> drove you to tennessee. >> they are watching right now. >> we love y'all! thank you for all of your sacrifices. >> wednesday on stage? >> highlight ballroom. >> you'll be like jail who?
i'm cheering you on. >> we are doing that one together. maddie and tae featuring daily. >> i like being in your arms better than first class seat was one of your songs. i don't know. i like a first class seat! >> i don't really know what that feels like but i'll tell you when i i do. >> that is very true. >> congrats. >> thank you, y'all! >> they are debut album is sale now. maddie and tae are staying to answer your questions on our facebook page at facebook.com/cbsthismorning. we will be right back. ♪
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. later on today former professional wrestler jimmy super fly nooker has a hearing today in allentown on murder charges. snuka is accused in the death of his girl friend, who died from head injuries at motel in white hall township lehigh county in 1983. investigators say that they took a new look at this cold case after reading snuka's recently published autobiography. lets check with justin. he has a look the at forecast. >> that is right, temperatures surge ago above average, mid 70's, cloudiness but temperatures not as cool as yesterday morning. we're already in the 60's in a few locations. sixty-one in allentown. philadelphia and wilmington at the airport still upper 50's
in the cool spots. little bit of clouds rolling through most of the region right now. it will give way to sunshine through the afternoon. in rainfall expect. seventy-six for the high in philadelphia a sunny, and colorful at the shore. mid 60's in the poconos. more sun around for thursday. slightly cooler with a high of 70. we will talk about clouds and rain late in the day on friday and then we will clear out for weekend but gets cooler mid to upper 60's for the high at the day and sunday. we will go back to fall like conditions. what is latest on that morning commute. >> hey, justin it is still busy. we are pushing through our rush hour but it doesn't matter it is still busy. ninety-five south before girard we have a disable vehicle pulled off to the left. people outside on foot and they are trying to come up behind this vehicle and then getting stuck and trying to get over. it is a mess there also taking a look at schuylkill at city a avenue a steady stream moving very slow, less than posted speed there as well. we have an accident in camden 676 south past morgan boulevard the right and center
lane is block, and we will look at these speed sensors, really my eyes goes to the schuylkill 8 miles an hour in the east and west direction. erika, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. that is "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" at noon. >> i'm erika von tiehl. i hope you have a great day. ♪
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