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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, august 4th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. >> donald trump paints a picture of party unity, despite a republican revolt. the fallout from his fight with a gold star family continues this morning as more republicans withdraw their support of donald trump. fit to be tied. hillary clinton takes on trump's business practices while touring a manufacturer in colorado. >> if he wants to make america great again, he should start by making things in america. despite an uptick in zika
cases and a historic warning from the cdc, miami's mayor says -- >> i think it's now because i don't think there are mosquitoes here. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning donald trump is trying to put a lid on reports that his campaign is in chaos, but even some of his closest allies say trump is making costly mistakes and republican party officials are reportedly beyond frustrated. hena daniels is here in new york and has more on that. good morning, hena. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump is trying to get his campaign back on track amid signs of turmoil within the gop. yesterday, trump's own running mate split with him over his refusal to endorse house speaker paul ryan, while another republican announced he would not vote for trump come
november. campaigning in florida wednesday, donald trump sought to refocus attention on rival hillary clinton, blaming her for the creation of isis. >> she should get an award from them as the founder of isis. >> reporter: and tying her to accusations that the obama administration made a so-called ransom payment to iran in january. around the same time four american hostages were released. >> $400 million in cash. how does the president do that? this was all started by crooked hillary clinton. >> reporter: the attack came amid signs of a deepening rift. yesterday, illinois represent adam kensinger became the latest republican refusing to support trump in november angry over his feud with a gold star family. trump's own running mate mike pence also split with him and endorsed house speaker paul ryan. >> i strongly support paul ryan and strongly endorse his
re-election. >> reporter: a fox news poll out wednesdays saying trump is trailing clinton ten percentage points nationally. speaking at a domestic tie company. >> i would really like him to explain why he paid chinese workers to make trump ties. this is one of them. it's got his name on it, of course. >> reporter: today, clinton will continue to talk about jobs and the economy at an event in las vegas. one silver lining for the trump campaign. the billionaire candidate reportedly raised $82 million in july, mostly from small donations. the clinton campaign raised about $90 million. >> hena daniels here in new york, thank you, hena. one issue that has triggered a fire storm of criticism of donald trump is his clash with the family of captain humayun khan, a muslim american soldier killed in iraq. he was called a wonderful person and a great officer. in an op-ed published in "the
washington post," it is written this family is our family and any attacks on this wonderful gold star family is an attack on all patriotic and loyal americans who have sacrificed to make our country great. any politically or racially motivated attack on the khan's is despicable and un-american. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk about some of these issues facing donald trump with his campaign chairman paul manafort. yesterday, trump campaigned in daytona beach, florida, and weighed in on the zika virus crisis and efforts by governor rick scott to fight the disease. >> i think he is doing a fantastic job and he is letting everyone know exactly what the problem is and how to get rid of it. he is going to have it under control and probably already does. >> scott ordered free zika testing statewide to help protect women. the testing is available at the county health departments. the obama administration is warning congress that the money to fight the zika virus is
running out and vaccine gone by the end of the month. 15 confirmed cases of zika in a miami neighborhood. the federal government is warning pregnant women to stay away. but miami's mayor told our david begnaud the area is safe. >> they have fumigated all of the corners of this area and i think that winwood now is safe. i think that -- >> reporter: do you think it's safe for pregnant women to come here? >> i think it's safe now because i don't think that there are mosquitoes here. >> police are handing out flyers to tourist in the winwood neighborhood. meanwhile the pentagon says 33 members of the military has contracted the disease during deployment overseas. a man with a knife started stabbing people in london. the attack started late yesterday in central london near the british museum. police used a taser to subdue
and arrest a 19-year-old male suspect. >> early indications suggest that mental health is a significant factor in this case and that is one major line of inquiry. but, of course this stage we should keep an open mind regarding motive and, consequently, terrorism is a motivation remains but one line of inquiry for us to explore. >> london police say an additional 600 armed officers are being deployed across the city to protect against the threat of attacks. london's mayor says the public should remain calm but vigilant. the first-ever federal terrorism charges have been brought against a law enforcement officer in the united states. nicholas young is an officer with the district of columbia transit police and charged with attempting to provide materiel support to a terrorist group. >> reporter: the transit police officer who appeared in court was already in custody when with investigators swarmed his
fairfax, virginia, home. nicholas young may have been expecting this day. according to court documents five years ago, he told an undercover officer that if law enforcement ever searched his home they would have issues because he was stockpiling weapons and that is what amphetamines, ballistic vests and assault rifles were for. authorities do not believe young was planning an attack on washington's transit system but their investigation does allege he was providing financial support to isis. according to court papers, young bought gift cards to give to isis operatives who he thought would use them for untraceable mobile messaging accounts. he actually was giving them to the fbi. young allegedly wrote, glad it came through. getting rid of device now. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. secretary of state john kerry has been asked to testify before a congressional committee about a 400 million dollar cash payment to iran.
the money was paid to iran last january, about the same time that iran freed four american prisoners. it's reported that justice department officials objected to sending cash on a plane to iran because it could be perceived as a ransom payment. the white house denies the money was ransom. >> no, it was not. it is against the policy of the united states to pay ransom for hostages. >> the administration says the money was being returned to settle a decade's old arms sale that never went through. hurricane earl is storming central america this morning. it made landfall in belize early this morning after hitting northern honduras with heavy rain and high wind. two people are missing after a fishing boat cap-sized in the caribbean. some streets in southern mexico are flooded. forecasters say earl will also reach northern guatemala. five usa official are joining the aviation. one firefighter died yesterday
trying to douse the burning airliner. the 300 on board escaped with second to pair. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: skidding down the runway on its belly, the first video of emirates 5201 shows it billowing smoke and minutes later, it exploded. just before that explosion, smartphone video inside the cabin shows alarmed but no panic. some people even take down their luggage. but 60 seconds later, the cabin crew sounding desperate. leave the luggage, she is shouting! jump! jump! >> jump! >> reporter: outside you can see the neighboring emergency chute apparently unusable. still the 282 passengers all got away safely. amazing, as not all of the exits were working. in fact, this passenger told cbs there was only one. >> everybody get out through one way. single door. that's pretty as well.
nobody get out from any other place. >> reporter: emirates says there is no evidence this was a terrorist attack. rather extreme heat and wind shear may have been a factor. >> that was elizabeth palmer reporting. coming up on the "morning news." the pope on gender identity. newly transcripts reveal his teaching about children choosing gender. the last dance for pinky, the dancing flamingo, after she is attacked by a visitor. this is the "cbs morning news."
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well, the current president has granted a record number of clemencies and the pope weighs no a gender identity. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" reports president obama's order to free 214 prisoners. almost all were convicted of nonviolent drug crimes. it was the biggest one-day clemency order in more than a century. the president has commuted the sentences of 562 federal inmates, more than the previous nine presidents combined. politico reports a supreme court action in a gender bathroom case. the justices say a transgender male can be blocked from the boys bathroom at his virginia high school at least for now. the court wants time to decide whether to hear the student's discrimination case. "the new york times" reports criticism of pope francis by lgbt leaders. the pontiff said schoolchildren are being taught that they may choose their gender and called it terrible. the head of an lgbt group says that shows dangerous ignorance
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gap. and nike tees up an exit from golf equipment. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the price of oil jumped in a survey showed that private employers added a healthy amount of jobs in july. that sent the major stock indices higher. the dow broke a seven-day losing streak and gained 41 points. the s&p finished six points higher. the nasdaq rose 22 points. walmart reportedly in talks by jet.com and online retailer that launched last year to take on amazon.com. jet operates kind of like online cos costco or sam's club. membership costs 50 dollars a year. members save $10 to $15 on product. walmart is competing with amazon. apple became the latest company to pay men and women the same salary for the same job. apple announced that it achieved
pay equity yesterday. apple also says minorities are in the same as their white and male counterparts. in april, facebook and microsoft said they had no gender pay gap. starbucks is reportedly addressing staff concerns about the hours that they work. staff had criticized starbucks for cutting back hours. buzzfeed reports starbucks promised its employees consistent and reliable hours and is asking store managers to help resolve the issue. nike is getting out of the golf equipment business. nike says it will stop make making clubs and golf balls and bags and instead focus on shoes and apparel. that means that pro golfers like tiger woods and rory mcilroy who signed deals with nike still have to get some new clubs. >> if you like nike equipment, get it while you can. it's about to run out. >> but the gear could be getting better. all of those cool shirts.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. u.s. soccer's bid for back-to-back gold medals is off to a solid start. the women beat new zealand 2-0 in its opening match. with a first half goal from carli lloyd and an alex morgan goal just second into the second half. next up for usa is france on saturday in belo horizonte. they got the win but they also got a little controversy.
every time the ball got close to keeper hope solo, the crowd erupted in boos and chants of zika. solo was outspoken online in the ruppup to rio over the mosquito-born virus. here are the two tweets that put brazil on her bad side. 11 israeli athletes killed during the 1972 olympics are being remembered at this year's ga games. the two widows took part in a ceremony yesterday. michael phelps will add a chapter to his olympic achievements tomorrow night. team usa chose the swim star to carry the flag in the opening ceremonies in brazil. he has won 22 medals in four olympics but he has never attended the olympic opening ceremonies because his events follow too closely afterwards. coming up on "cbs this morning," we go to rio and catch with up with american olympians
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a luxury apartment building in san francisco is leaning toward the pacific and it's sinking quickly. carter evans reports. >> reporter: the views from the millennium tower were well worth the 2.1 million dollars pat and jerry dobson paid for their two bedroom apartment until they learned their 58-story building is cracking and sinking. >> at this point, the building has sunk 16 inches but it's also leaning. >> right. >> reporter: how far is it leaning? >> it's leaning 15 inches out toward the west from here. >> reporter: the tower has been home to sports celebrities like joe montana and hunter pence and rated one of the top residential buildings in the world. >> the problem is, i guess, that
the building is not tied into bedrock. >> reporter: rae sullivan is a geologist with san francisco state university. he leads tours of the city's sinking and leaning buildings and when it comes to the millennium tower. >> i would be concerned if it accelerates and the tilting continues. >> reporter: it turns out san francisco's leaning tower has a lot in common with the world's most famous leaning tower where engineers used a counterbalance to help straighten it but millenium hasn't discussed any plans for a fix. in a statement, millennium's partner says the building was designed and constructed to the extraordinary high standards established by the city and county of san francisco for this type of structure. the city blames a new transit center across the street for destabilizing its tower. there is a lot of finger pointing going on right now but the one fact remains if they had drilled pilings down to bedrock, would we be here? >> no. that is the heart of the problem.
>> reporter: and the solution is still on shaky ground. carter evans, cbs news, san francisco. here is another look at this morning's top story. donald trump is making the case that all is well in his campaign, despite reports of dysfunction and chaos. >> the campaign is doing really well. it's never been so well united. >> some of his closest allies say he is making some mistakes like his continued view with the gold star family. his remarks on sexual harassment and his suggestion that the november election could be rigged and even his own running mate broke ranks to endorse speaker paul ryan, something trump refuses to do. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on donald trump. paul manafort, his campaign chairman, will join us in the studio. plus, the first look at an essay by president obama on modern day feminism and the hopes he has for his daughters' futures. and we take you to rio on the
there is a lot of people who will get hurt by this not the just union people. end is near for trump taj mahal in atlantic city we will tell you when workers will get their layoff notices. sadly someone is dead after a septa train hit them and it closed a main route for hours we will have the latest on the investigation. donkey is are ditching the city how much time you will see them around town before they are around town head back to the home state. good morning it is thursday august 4th i'm jim donovan. i'm brooke thomas. plus septa riders will be happy to hear this news but first a check of the forecast with more. in for katie and more with the meisha.