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it's tuesday, may 31st, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." >> we just raised almost $6 million for the vets. >> it's the $6 million question. donald trump claims he raised millions for veterans, but where has it gone? this morning, trump says he'll have an answer. protesters stormed the stage at a bernie sanders rally. the secret service surrounding the senator to keep him safe. roads have become rivers in germany. homes and cars being swept away by intense flooding with at least four people killed by the rushing waters. road rage during a memorial
day motorcycle ride, when a driver plows over two people on a bike. the mayhem that led up to this moment. and the matchup is set. the golden state warriors win the west, setting up an nba finals rematch with lebron james and the cavs. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm ann-marie green. well, one week from today the primary season all but wraps up, including california. for the democrats, 475 elected delegates are up for grabs. bernie sanders says he expects to do well, and the latest polls indicate that he is running neck and neck with hillary clinton. but she needs just 73 more delegates to secure the nomination. on the republican side later today, donald trump is expected to explain just what happened to the money he raised for veterans.
hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. donald trump will hold a news conference today to address questions over millions of dollars his foundation raised for veterans. the money was raised when trump skipped out on a scheduled republican debate in january and held a fundraiser instead. donald trump is expected to set the record straight today about his fundraising efforts on behalf of veterans. >> we just raised almost $6 million for the vets. >> the presumptive gop nominee has come under scrutiny for failing to disclose where the money went. he brushed the issue aside while courting vets at an annual motorcycle event in washington, d.c., on sunday, while tearing into his likely democratic opponent, hillary clinton. >> she thinks the v.a. is doing good. if she thinks they're doing a good job, then i've been wasting a lot of time because i know the vets, and they are miserable with what's happening. >> clinton remains locked in a tight battle in california with
rival bernie sanders. the vermont senator attended game seven of the western conference finals last night. like the warriors who fought back from the brink of elimination, he's hoping for a great comeback in the golden state. >> they turned it around. that is what our campaign is going to do as well. >> clinton has changed her campaign schedule and will return to california four days earlier than planned. a win in the state next tuesday would give her enough delegates to lock up the party nomination. and clinton is off the campaign trail today, holding two fundraisers, one in new york and one in new jersey, while bernie sanders continues to stump for votes in california. anne-marie? >> all right, hena daniels here in new york. thanks a lot. yesterday secret service agents rushed to surround bens when protesters trialed to storm the stage. sanders was speaking at a rally in oakland. the agents jumped on the plat tomorrow to protect him and led him off the stage. other agents grabbed the protesters and led them away. it's not clear why they were
protesting. sanders eventually continued his speech. and for the first time, the rain has stopped in southeast texas, but resident there is are still bracing for more flooding. flood watches and warnings are posted in the houston area this morning. severe thunderstorm watches are posted elsewhere in the state. the brazos river is expected to crest at record levels, over 53 feet, by this afternoon. that's three feet above the previous record spurred by days of unrelenting rain. the high water is blamed for at least six deaths. there have already been mandatory evacuations. homes and land are under water, and dozens have been rescued from the high water. there's more rain in the forecast later this week, unfortunately, and the water is not expected to recede for days. in the southwest and nebraska, at least one tornado touched down. large hail and heavy rain is reported. so far there are no reports of injuries or extensive damage. extreme flooding has killed at least four people in
southwest germany. days of torrential rains triggered raging flood waters that swept away homes, cars, and two bridges. one of the victims was a firefighter trying to rescue someone who was stranded by the high water. the taliban are being blamed for killing at least 16 people this morning in afghanistan. it happened in the northern province of kunduz. a spokesman says the militants pulled passengers from buses and shot them. dozens more were taken hostage. back in this country now, two motorcycle riders have been hospitalized following a road rage incident near tampa. a driver ran over the two bikers. one witness says it started when the driver ran the biker off the road. they caught up with him and started arguing, and that's when he ran them over. the bikers have nonlife
threatening injuries and the driver is under arrest. a sailor came to the rescue of ten people aboard a sinking boat this holiday weekend. the 41-footer was going down quickly seven miles from florida's west coast, but the sailor was less than a mile away when he heard the call for help. all ten were safely aboard his sailboat when the motor boat dipped beneath the waves. and a woman is in serious condition after a boat exploded on a lake near central north carolina. five people were reportedly on the boat at the time. she was blown off the boat by the explosion. four others jumped overboard before the blast. the boat had just left shore when it caught fire. the director of the cincinnati zoo defended the zoo's decision to kill a gorilla to protect a 4-year-old boy. he says that the boy climbed over a three-foot railing, walked through bushes that were four feet deep, before falling 15 feet into the gorilla enclosure. officials hope to reopen the
exhibit by next weekend. jamie yuccas has our report. >> reporter: animal activists held a vigil to remember harambe. the 17-year-old western lowland gorilla was shot after a boy fell into its exhibit. >> we're here to represent harambe. we're not here to point fingers. we're not here to criticize. >> i hope they're able to come up with ways to avoid this happening in the future. >> reporter: cell phone video captured the terrifying moments after a young boy somehow wound up alone in a mote with a 400-pound gorilla. >> the gorilla has the child and is drinking him around the pen. >> reporter: the boy's mother could be heard calling to him. >> mommy loves you. i'm right here. >> reporter: zoo officials made the decision to shoot and kill harambe, saying tranquilizing the animal was not an option. >> that child's life was in danger. people who question that are
monday morning quarterbacks or second guessers don't understand you can't take a risk with a silverback gorilla. >> reporter: the zoo says the exhibit barrier is adequate. the boy's family released a statement saying he is home and fine. jamie yuccas, cbs news. this morning, the white house is back in business after being locked down yesterday afternoon. a woman threw a metal object over the fence along pennsylvania avenue. fire trucks and a hazardous material response team was called. the woman was arrested. president obama was not there at the time. the all clear was given and normal operations resumed. former attorney general eric holder says edward snowden performed a public service when he leaked classified material back in 2013. holder said snowden broke the law and should face the kons questions but that he sparked a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs. snowden mocked the evolution of thought about his actions.
he tweeted this out. in 2013, it's treason. in 2014, maybe not, but it was reckless. 2015, still technically it was unlawful. 2016, it was a public service but -- 2017, hinting at the government's shifting stance. the golden state warriors' historic season continues. they won game seven of the western conference finals last night against the oklahoma city thunder, beating oklahoma 96-88 despite setting the regular season record for most wins, the warriors had to battle back, winning three elimination games to reach the finals. >> we continue to battle. we leaned on the experience that we've had. everybody stuck together. that was, what was important. >> golden state will take on lebron james and the cleveland cavaliers in a rematch of last season's nba finals. first game is thursday in oakland. coming up on the morning
news, another nba player with zika concerns. we'll tell you who's considering skipping the olympic games in rio. and the pope rolls out the red carpet. francis meeting with a-list celebrities at the vatican. this is the "cbs morning news." ! sfx: smack! now you can order, scan and unlock in-game rewards based on "the angry birds movie," rated pg only in theaters. to you, they're more than just a pet. so protect them with k9 advantix ii. it kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. k9 advantix ii. for the love of dog. people can forget their quiltbathroom experience. well but sir froggy can never forget. "what's worse", he thinks... "that my arms can never relax or my eyes can never look away?" ♪
as he honored america's war dead, president obama said their legacy poses a duty for the living. in his memorial day speech at arlington national cemetery, the president called on the nation to do more for veterans and their families. >> those of us who still have a voice, it is our responsibility, our obligation to fill that silence with our love and our support and our gratitude and not just with words but with our actions. >> at the white house, the p.o.w. m.i.a. flag flew at half staff to honor the more than 82,000 u.s. service members list the as missing since world war
ii. the zika virus may scare off an nba player, and one of the fbi east most wanted is caught. "the los angeles times" reports the arrest of a man suspected in the killing of his pregnant girlfriend during a car game. philip was arrested sunday at the mexican border. he's been on the run since allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the head last month. "the dallas morning news" reports the departure of another official in the baylor university sexual assault scandal. athletic director 'yan mccause follo follows the firing of the football coach. an investigation found that the school is not act on sexual assault allegations against athletes. "the chicago tribune star" reports an nba star might skip the olympics in brazil because of zika. pau gasol of the bulls says that athletes aren't being told enough about the risk of exposure to the virus.
gasol helped spain win silver medals in basketball at the last two summer games. and "the hollywood reporter" recaps the presentation of awards to three movie stars at the vatican. pope francis gave medals to richard clooney, richard gere, and salma hayek. well, still ahead, wild rescue. a baby elephant falls into a storm drain and can't get out.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cityinies arou the country. in sri lanka on sunday, it took a village to raise a trapped elephant calf. rescuers had to break open a drain it fell into. they used smoke bombs to keep the baby's worried mother away. the calf is being checked out at a clinic for a suspected broken leg, but they got him out. on the cbs money watch, a deal to end a verizon strike and myspace hacked. it may be impacting millions. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> good morning. nearly 40,000 verizon workers return to work tomorrow after being on strike since mid-april. workers in nine eastern states
and washington, d.c., worked without a contract since august. the tentative deal reached friday includes nearly an 11% pay raise over four years and 1300 new jobs. union members vote on that deal after returning to work. volkswagen's net profits plunged 19% in the first quarter as it deals with the aftermath of its emissions cheating scandal. the german automaker admitted to rigging software in cars to beat pollution tests. volkswagen has set aside about $18 billion to cover fines and legal settlements. wall street opens this morning following yesterday's holiday with investors looking towards the jobs report due out friday. last week, fed chair janet yellen hinted that the fed will raise interest rates in the coming months as long as the economy stays healthy. last week the dow gained 369 points. the s&p finished 46 points higher. the nasdaq added 162 points. if you flew over the holiday weekend, odds are you moved
through those airport security lines pretty quickly. the long lines many anticipated didn't materialize for the most part. the tsa deployed extra dog teams at the busiest airports. passengers reported short security lines at most major airports. and another major hacking incident, this time at the social network myspace. details of millions of myspace users have been stolen, and it's apparently all for sale. myspace reportedly had 75 million regular users. and anne-marie, there's a buzz high above the streets of new york city. i checked the top of one building in manhattan, where urban beehives are keeping the city buzzing. that story is coming up. anne-marie? >> that's very cool. looking forward to that. urban beehives are popping up all over the country. can't wait to hear more about it. >> it's very important in terms of bee shortage this country is facing. i could warn you, i was in a full bee mask and gloves.
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. beehives are breaking out in big cities across the country. jill wagner goes undercover. >> reporter: high above the busy streets of manhattan, an unlikely buzz. bees, tens of thousands of them, who call this skyscraper home. >> this is the third year that we've had bees atop one brian park. >> reporter: andrew is the beekeeper. he says the bees aren't aggressive, but he didn't want to take any chances. >> you are holding about a thousand bees. >> reporter: the durst organization owns the building
and wanted to install an outdoor garden but needed a little help to get the flowers to bloom. that's where the bees come in. >> why are these bees so important for new york city? >> these bees are important for new york city because the big apple needs pollinating. >> reporter: there are 258 different types of bees in new york city. in fact, there are more bees than people. and they live in some expensive real estate. urban beehives can be found in several major cities, including san francisco, where the fairmont hotel has installed bee sanctuaries. it's a small way of helping the massive bee shortage. the country's bee population is half of what it was 70 years ago. >> it's an ongoing effort. >> reporter: jeffrey barker from bank of america works in the building and says he's happy to share the office space. >> bees are an important component of an ecological system. >> reporter: and there are some sweet perks. the durst organization gives the honey produced by the bees to
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. today donald trump is expected to explain what happened to millions of dollars his foundation raised for veterans. in california, polls show hillary clinton and bernie sanders are running neck and neck for next week's primary. last night secret service agents rushed to protect sanders when protesters tried to approach him as he was speaking in oakland. and residents in southeast texas are bracing for more flooding. the brazos river is expected to crest at record levels today. at least six deaths are blamed on the flooding. dozens have had to be rescued, and the water is not expected to recede for days. well, earlier this month, a marine became the first combat wounded veteran to climb and reach the peak of mt. everest.
>> reporter: it took charlie linville seven weeks to reach the top of mt. everest. this was his third attempt. and he did it with a five-pound prostheses strapped to his thighs. >> i pushed my body to the ultimate extreme and came out victorious. so that's confidence i get to carry with myself forever. >> reporter: the 30-year-old marine, a member of a bomb disposal unit, was badly injured in 2011 while in afghanistan. the pain in his right leg was so severe he asked doctors to amputate it. >> and then all the sudden i was in a hospital bed where people wanted to push me to my wheelchair and had nothing but pity for me and felt sorry for me and wanted to take care of me all the time. >> reporter: soon after, he was introduced to tim med veds. >> just fall straight back on me. >> reporter: founder of the heroes project, featured on "60 minutes" in 2015.
the organization trains gravely wounded veterans to climb the world's highest mountain, to help them regain their strength, and ready themselves for a lifetime of highs and lows. >> we're going to show you what you're capable of and what those prosthetic legs are capable of and what this is -- what you're capable of here and here. >> how have you changed as a person? >> when i first get wounded, i was very depressed, and it really, definitely flipped me 180 degrees from where i was three years ago. >> reporter: linville says this journey wasn't only about himself. >> when i got to the summit of mt. everest, i took a few tokens of fallen service members, some really great friends that i remembered, and said a little prayer not only for them but for every service member that has given their life for our great country, at the top of the world. for me, that's as close as i can get to them. >> reporter: honoring those who died while learning how to live
again. cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," nick denton in his first network tv interview since challenging entrepreneur peter tooel to a public debate. plus, how drones are being used to help track sharks and make beaches safer. that is the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. have a great day.
>> we again with breaking news two, women assault in the their frankford home, why police were fors today surround the house before they could get inside. live update coming up. >> new this morning, someone is hurt during a home invasion in delaware county. we'll tell you what happened when robbers broke into their home. flames break out from an american legion post. what they saw on the scene. >> i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. meisha is here with a check on your traffic. >> welcome back, jim, nice to see you again. yesterday was weird, brooke, you know, were you with us yesterday. we denied it would just be dead, we had accident after accident. today just a lot of construction, but a lot of people outside.