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news and cbs this morning. hi captioning funded by cbs it's friday, august 5th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." donald trump continues to raise allegations the election is rigged, and the president fires back. >> that is ridiculous. that doesn't make any sense. i don't think anybody would take that seriously. plus, trump tries to get his campaign back on track after a week of damaging headlines. rift with republicans and plummeting poll numbers. despite a double-digit lead in some polls, hillary clinton's e-mail scandal still haunts her but tim kaine saying what she
hasn't. >> she had i screwed up and i'll do it differently. >> reporter: a tornado tears through new orleans, leaving a trail of destruction. official are gaining ground on zika in florida. the olympics opening ceremony is just hour away. we will take you to brazil where crews are scrambling to make sure rio is ready. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. donald trump's campaign manager admits there is conflict within the campaign. house speaker paul ryan reiterated his support for trump but said his endorsement isn't a blank check. trump's running mate broke ranks again and hillary clinton is enjoying a surge in the polls. brian webb is here in new york to break it all down. brian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, meg. president obama also piled on donald trump, calling his claims that the presidential election
will be rigged against him, ridiculous. all while hillary clinton builds a bigger lead in the polls. donald trump struggled to move his campaign forward thursday, once again, splitting with running mate mike pence over support for two republicans up for re-election. >> of course, i support john mccain and kelly ayotte and all of our republican endorsements. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan who trump also snubbed. still trump insisted he and pence are on the same page. >> he came to me and he asked me would it be okay and i gave him totally my blessing. >> reporter: an 11-year-old put pence on the spot earlier in the day at an event in raleigh. >> you've been -- >> i couldn't be more proud to stand with donald trump and we are shoulder-to-shoulder in this campaign. >> reporter: trump has struggled to refocus his campaign on hillary clinton, amid a series of missteps this week.
the democratic nominee seized on the opportunity to chip away at trump's business record. >> everything he's made, he's made somewhere else. he's not put americans to work. >> reporter: in an interview with cbs norah o'donnell, clinton's running mate tim kaine, sought to put her e-mail scandal to bed. >> she had, i made a mistake, i screwed up and i've learned something and i'll do it differently. >> reporter: a pair of polls out yesterday shows clinton pulling ahead of trump nationally and topping him in three key states. clinton will court minority voters later today by addressing a joint convention of african-american and hispanic journalists. it's the same convention trump turned down. meg? >> brian webb for us in new york, thank you. president obama defended the decision to send $400 million in cash to iran earlier this year. mr. obama denied the money was ransom to secure the release of american prisoners. the transfer is raising eyebrows
because it was delivered the same time a nuclear deal was settled and the americans were released. the president said the deal was not a secret. >> we announced these payments in january. many months ago. there wasn't a secret. we announced them to all of you. the reason that we had to give them cash is precisely because we are so strict in maintaining sanctions, and we do not have a banking relationship with iran, that we couldn't send them a check. >> the money was part of a dispute over a failed military equipment deal decades ago. coming up on "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell asks democratic vice presidential candidate tim kaine about the $400 million payment to iran. united states bombers and drones are bombing an isis stronghold in libya. isis took control of sirte last
year an expansion of the u.s.-led mission. the strike authorized by president obama started this week targeting isis tanks and rocket launchers and fighting decisions. recovery efforts are under way in new orleans after a tornado touched down in the city's historic district. the tornado ripped a half mile path through the area yesterday afternoon. two people were slightly injured and at least six buildings were damaged or destroyed. >> we were holding on to the rail! the wind was so strong, the wind was picking us up! the wind was so on strong, it was picking us up! do you know what i mean? >> the storm knocked dopower lis and at one point, more than 29,000 people were without electricity. the father of two georgia to do lev do toddlers who died after being left in a hot car is under
arrest. police was called to a residence east of atlanta. a man dipping two girls in a kiddie pool trying to cool them off. the girls were unresponsive and it's unclear how long they were left in the suv. the father, 24-year-old asa north is expected to appear in court today. london police say a deadly knife attack was not related to terrorism. an american woman from florida was killed and five others wounded. the suspect, a 19 nerled norwegian of somali ancestry is in custody. police say his actions were spontaneous and the victim selected at random. a federal official says aerial spraying is helping control zika in florida. spraying starred in a miami neighborhood where 15 people got the virus. president obama says zika poses a threat to americans. he urged congress to pass the fund to fight the virus that he asked for six months ago. well, zika has been among
the worries in the lead-up to the olympics but the games will start tonight with an upbeat ceremony spotlighting all things brazilian. jamie yuccas is watching the preparations in rio. good morning, jamie. >> reporter: good morning, meg. we are right outside the olympic park where millions will tune in tonight for the opening ceremony and leading up to today, you heard a lot about the concerns like you just talked about, the zika virus and shoddy construction and dirty water but now brazil is hoping to refocus attention back to his fun loving culture. along the copacabana beach, american tourists are snapping pictures ahead of the olympic games. >> i'm really excited to see everyone with that energy because i've never seen it before, only on television. >> reporter: armed police officers watched the crowd very closely. >> my antenna is up, it's up, but it's nice to see the presence here. i mean, it's what i would expect at an olympics. >> reporter: military shifts can
also be spotted right off the coast. the well-maintained landscaping and beautiful buildings is what the tourists will he see here built specifically for the olympics. but as you can see behind me, this is what people think of when they think of rio, construction and worn-down buildings. finishing touches are being done on a new subway line expected to officially open today and it was supposed to be finished months ago. as for team usa, most members are here and ready to go. including the most decorated olympian ever. swimmer michael phelps with 22 medals. he will carry the stars and stripes at tonight's opening ceremony. >> just the honor and the opportunity to do that, it's incredible. >> reporter: phelps is looking to add to his collection of gold and so will all of the other american athletes. while thousands of fans from around the world get a taste of the olympics. in south america for the first time ever.
the opening ceremony will last about three hours and while there's still no word on who will light the caldron there is rumor it could be pele but there could be a hiccup there because he has injuries so we have to wait and see. coming up on the "morning news." a how the president is celebrating his last birthday in office. this is the "cbs morning news." and once it gets going how the president is celebrating his last birthday in office. this is the "cbs morning news." blue diamond almonds. proud sponsor of the us swim team
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the white house and keeping a tight lid on the guest list, though beyonce and jay-z are reportedly attended. here is how vice president celebrated. he tweeted this. in a buzzfeed five things that are harder than registering to vote. meanwhile, first daughter sash a obama has a job and a church shooter is roughed up. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the post and courier of south carolina how a fellow inmate assaulted dylann roof in a jailhouse. a black prisoner attacked the accused massacre gunman. roof suffered some bruises. his attorney says he won't press charges. the baltimore sun reports the filing of a class action lawsuit against police in baton rouge, louisiana. black lives matter activist mccassan took the action to
protest the arrest of demonstrators there. the protest last month followed the killing of a black man by a white officer. the "new york post" reports a roundup of suspected mobsters from four of the city's five crime families. federal authorities made 46 arrests on a variety of charges, including loan sharking. police say some of the suspects have colorful nicknames like tug boat, fish, and nicki the wig. "variety" says an updated peter rabbit is in the works. the classic of the children's tale will contain live action and animation. the "boston herald" learned that sasha obama landed a job. the 15-year-old is accompanied by six secret service agents who sit nearby outside. the first family vacations on the island off massachusetts.
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the late show with stephen kolber weighing in on the lawsuit against donald trump with some help from the freedom grown-ups. the father behind the viral usa freedom kids is suing trump for allegedly breaking their agreement for performing at an event in florida earlier this year. on the cbs "moneywatch," facebook cracks down on click bait and a breakfast staple is taking on the pumpkin spice craze. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. stocks on wall street barely moved, though technology stocks were higher and oil prices rose for the second day in a row and that hasn't happened in three
weeks. the s&p 500 finished higher less than a point and the nasdaq rose six points. facebook is working to cut down on the click bait. facebook plans to limit the reach of the post and the publisher who posted it. a pair of hackers who last year showed they were able to kill the engine of a jeep key are now able to take control of the vehicle. last year's news prompted a recall of nearly 1.5 million jeep cherokees. now the hackers say they can make the vehicle slam on its brakes, speed up, or turn at any speed. chrysler fiat which manufactures jeeps said the hack wouldn't have been possible on its updated software. apple is starting a bug bounty programs. the program offers rewards for
people that apple can preem preemptively fix. now apple will pay up to $200,000 for the information. meg, summer is not even over yet but are you ready for pumpkin spice cheerios? general mills is jumping on the pumpkin spice craze with its newest flavor. it's expected to be in the stores before labored weekend. general mills is looking to boost declining cereal sales. >> thank you, hena. let's not rush summer. still to come, we will show you which mosquito repellants are the most effective in protecting your family.
mosquito killing chemicals are being sprayed, while scientists race to find a zika vaccine. but health officials say it's foolish not to use the last line of defense against the virus. kenneth craig checks on the most effective insect repellants. >> reporter: for this woman and her growing family, fear of the zika virus has turned bug spray into a must. but not every repellant is equally effective against the mosquito that carries zika. consumer reports recently put them to the test. they recommend product with one of three active ingredients. deet at 15% to 20%. make sure to cover all bare skin. >> for example, if you're spraying your arm, you want to make sure you turn your arm and do the underside. >> reporter: experts say your
best bet is to buy those repellants from a drugstore but they say to stay away from products with natural plant oils that often claim to be family friendly. those would include citronella and cedar oil and lemon grass. >> they don't repel what carries the zika virus very much at all. >> reporter: something else to look out for. new york's attorney general says the zika scare has created a breeding ground for scammers. he is going after company selling bogus product like wristband and wrist patches. >> some of the marketing campaigns aimed at people's desire to protect their children are absolutely shameless. >> reporter: doctors say stick to government-approved repellants and use them frequently. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a preview of the olympic opening ceremony. i'm meg oliver. this is the "cbs morning news."
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the government estimates more than 47,000 veterans are homeless. more than 13,000 live on the streets. mark strassmann tells us house facebook helped one of them reunite with his family after decades. >> reporter: in 1984, herman leon, a 21-year-old army vet, disappeared. marta sal consistlie his younger sister. >> he decided to go to work in atlanta. >> reporter: when did you get worry? >> i got worried after a year, then two year, and then when it got to five years, i'm like, huh-uh, something is wrong. >> reporter: leon bounced around atlanta's shadows and had a series of part-time jobs and rooming houses and the army vet
kept radio silence with his family. >> he was like a gentle giant. >> reporter: patrice green, a social worker with a veterans administration met leon at a homeless shelter last november. like so many veterans, leon had untreated mental health issues. >> so i asked, where is your family? and he said, i don't know. >> reporter: green searched online, including a facebook message to four possible family members. >> and the very next day, i get a call from the sister and she is like, is this a joke? >> you know, i was thinking it was probably another hoax. >> reporter: and when were you convinced? >> when i heard his voice and -- and i knew it was real. >> reporter: this army family's reunion was 32 years in the making. >> i hugged him and i told him that, you know, we -- i never gave up on him. >> i was shocked. i was crying. >> reporter: she says it's a
miracle. >> it's a miracle to her, but it's a miracle to me too. i didn't ever want to go through this. >> reporter: leon's sister says all of the questions he can't answer don't matter. he's home. mark strassmann, cbs news, charleston, south carolina. here is another look at theoretthis morning's top story. donald trump and his running mate mike pence were in indiana. the latest polls show hillary clinton's lead over trump is growing. and president obama slammed trump's suggestion that the november election may be rigged. >> if mr. trump is suggesting that there is a conspiracy theory, that is ridiculous. that doesn't make any sense and i don't think anybody would take that seriously.
>> trump's campaign chairman admits there is conflict within the trump campaign. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will go to dallas where there has been an unprecedented search in police applicants. and we meet the next generation of stars on the u.s. swim team. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i'm meg oliver. have a great day.
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we're live with more on his condition and the latest on what went wrong inside philadelphia's criminal justice center. plus, this: >> president obama talked about the fight against isis and the 2016 elections, i'm craig boswell at the white house with more on the president's q and a with reporters. >> and we're in for a sunny more humid day but storm scan3 shows us headed our way just in time to impact our week end. >> today is friday, august 5th. good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm brooke thomas. >> i'm january car bay know for jim donovan, getting start on our day with a check with weathernd