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again is kent county, we're talking further south, correct >> absolutely, yeah this line has looked impressive even if it was, west, of kent county, delaware it was maintaining its strength, that nearly continuing lightening lightening strikes kept going as it progressed milese bound so it did maintain that strength and it is really still moving, at a fast pace and very potent cell and most component portion of the severe thunderstorms. we are in a enhanced risk as issued by storm prediction center. there is five levels of risk, and enhanced third on the scale so we did have that, conducive environment for severe weather. it is coming with the line of severe storms, we had multiple severe thunderstorm warnings across pennsylvania, that into new jersey and as a line continues to move eastbound and we are dealing with these warnings in delaware, severe thunderstorm warning and now in particular, we will dangerous type of warnings a tornado warning we need to be respond ago pope eighthly.
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again kent county, sus zest county 6:45 cities including allendale, greenwood, milford and slaughter beach, so maybe we can take you close inner while we can zoom in on the cities and show you more who is dealing with this. we cannot do that. we will continue to tell but this cell moving off to thee northeast at 50 miles an hour. in the warning about 10,000 people, affected, it is something to take very seriously. at this point we have had not had visual confirmation of the tornado being on the ground, but that doesn't mean it isn't on the ground. radar indicating some rotation within that cell, and there was concern that possibly a tornado would be on the ground it would be difficult to see regardless, you don't want to go look for it. this is something observed by law enforcement or trained storm spotters bye it would be difficult to see because of the torrential rain of the rainfall embedded within this cell. we need to act as though tornado warning is in fact, on the ground because as we know, tornadoes are such dangerous
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weather elements they can do damage tour home and they can cause injuries, as well so we need to respond appropriately. better safe than certainly sorry. so my collogue matt peterson is here, helping us out all afternoon and tracking severe weather and he will jump on and give you latest as well, thanks, matt. >> we have this severe thunderstorm watch all day long, we never had a tornado watch that was in place, we only had severe thunderstorm watch throughout the day but now we do have our sector made owe warning of the afternoon, we had first one that was in lancaster county just a little bit around 2:00. that one went until 2:15. we started to see things get in the line, segment. we had these setups where we had cold front and get more of that line segment we will get strong gusty wind, and those can have just as much effect as a, weak tornado does but we have again 50 to 60-mile an hour wind gusts reported from time-to-time. there were reports of the
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trees as well as power lines down and there was a strong, and moton thunderstorm that produced lightening that came through, as well, reports of a house struck by lightening within smoke coming out of the attic but then we will start to see just really kind of this moving into new jersey this severe thunderstorm warnings start to become few and far between. severe thunderstorm watch started to fade out from the western side of the delaware river so in pennsylvania we have really no severe thunderstorm watch in effect in more but with this severe thunderstorm warning that came out and tornado warning in southern delaware we are still seeing this is a very strong line, and continue to be a problem until 6:45. just about another 15 more minutes we are watching this tornado warning as it moves through sussex county in central delaware at this point as we kind of look at our looping radar here it moved toward delaware bay. we will keep an eye over the water if it loses or gains any strength, usually when we move over water we will get a
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change with this thunderstorm activity. we will get a influx of moisture from the delaware bay but we will see if that feed into the thunderstorm activity we are seeing right now, this is, until 6:45 from kent and sussex counties in central delaware. thinks our tornado warning that is in effect and it looks like they just cancelled that tornado warning so again this just got cancelled a little bit early, scheduled to be cancelled at 6:45. just around 6:34 currently so they cancelled it about 11 minutes early g news for everybody, in sussex as well as kent county rotation has broaden out enough and it looks like that system that is weakened. that part has weaken just enough that we are not going to be dealing with that tornado threat anymore at lee in that area of the thunderstorms. of course this is still a still strong line of thunderstorm activity even though there are no severe warnings there is still severe thunderstorm watch until 8:00.
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lauren, back to you at the wall and what do you have for us. >> all right, yeah, good news there that tornado warning has been cancelled by national weather service so that means threat has come to an end but of course we need to always respond to these threats appropriately and seek that safety protocol to protect yourself and your family. so we will toss back to you, now good news is the tornado warning has been cancel. still dealing with strong and even severe thunderstorm across the area. can't let our guard down just yet but right now we are in the clear and kent and sussex county delaware good news, thank you for staying with us, during this special coverage, as we track this tornado warning. >> we will join cbs news already in progress but with anthony mason we will see youlfc extremists. even then security forces were dreading the kind of tit for tat terrorist violence that could rip holes in london's multicultural fabric. today britain's prime minister, theresa may, appeared with
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religious leaders of all faiths to appeal one more time for solidarity. >> this is no place for this hatred in our country today, and we need to work together as one society, as one community to drive out this evil that is affecting certainly so many families. >> reporter: british media are reporting the attacker darren osbourne was a father or four who lived in wales. security services says he wasn't on their radar at all, but his family is saying he had been troubled for some time. anthony? >> mason: elizabeth palmer in london. thanks, liz. turning now to the threat in the skies, homeland security correspondent jeff pegues has new information on what caused the u.s. to ban laptops on some overseas flights. >> reporter: u.s. officials are growing increasingly concerned about the terrorist organizations capabilities to target planes. one source tells us the threat
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is evolving rapically and more terrorists are gaining the knowledge necessary to build a laptop bomb. earlier this month secretary of homeland security john kelly said there has been an unprecedented spike in terrorist travel. >> there are more terrorist hot spots and foot soldiers now than almost any time in history. >> reporter: in march cbs news confirmed the terrorist groups have been testing a bomb that can be hid anyone a laptop computer to evade security scanners. some of the intelligence was gathered at mosul university in iraq. the u.s. uncovered evidence that isis was testing the explosive on screening equipment taken from the city's international airport in 2014. that led the trump administration to ban larger lech trnics in the cabins of airplanes traveling to the u.s. from some airports in africa and the middle east. secretary kelly is weighing whether to expand that ban to include europe. john pistole is the former head of the t.s.a. >> there are significant logistical challenges in
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implementing a ban of this magnitude from such popular airports such as heathrow or frankfort or amsterdam or charles de gaulle. >> reporter: sources say some airports have already put enhanced security measures in place. anthony, as u.s. and coalition forces continue to take back isis-controlled territory in iraq and syria, more isis-trained fighters are expected to migrate to countries where air travel to the u.s. is easier. >> mason: jeff pegues, thanks, jeff. now to a question without a clear answer. it's a question julianna goldman put to the president today. >> reporter: mr. president, are you under investigation by the special counsel? president trump ignored shouted questions today about whether he is a target of a federal investigation enter russian interference in the 2016 election, and he declined to clear up the discrepancy between his tweet from last week, saying he was being investigated, and comments from one of his attorneys, jay sekulow, over the weekend. >> i want to be clear here: the president has -- is not under
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investigation. so the president is not under investigation, has not been. we have not been notified there is an investigation of the president of the united states. >> reporter: notifying targets is up to the discretion of special counsel robert mueller, and such notifications tend not to go out until later stages of federal investigations. >> it's great to have you at the white house. >> reporter: publicly the white house is operating as business as usual and appears to be bolstering mr. trump's son in but and senior adviser jared kushner, even as f.b.i. scrutiny of his russia connections intensify. >> before i came to washington, many warned me that the bureaucracy would resist any change that we tried to implement. so far i have found exactly the opposite. >> reporter: kushner made a rare public speech today to business and technology leaders, and this week he's traveling to the middle east for peace talks, but he's also looking the hire a new attorney, his current lawyer, jamie gorelick, was a
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partner at the same law firm, representing a conflict. sean spicer briefed reporters but would not allow any recordings. he said on day the president is in front of cameras, his voice should be heard. >> mason: julianna goldman, thanks, julianna. survivors of the collision of the "u.s.s. carl vinson" and -- u.s.s. fitzgerald and a cargo ship. seven crew members were killed in the saturday morning disaster. the investigation is just beginning. david martin is at the pentagon. >> reporter: how a top-of-the-line u.s. navy war ship could be t-boned by a less maneuverable containership remains inexplicable, but the result is indisputable: seven american sailors dead and the u.s.s. fitzgerald limping into court. the vice admiral, joseph aucoin,
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commander of the fleet, had to fight to keep the ship afloat. >> the damage is under the water line mostly, and it's a large gash near the keel of the ship. >> reporter: the japanese coast guard said the "acx crystal" plowed into the "fitzgerald" at 1:30 a.m. a web site shows the crystal making a sharp change of course at exactly that time, as if it had run into something and was coming about the see what it was. the container ship had a crew of only 20, and may well have been operating on autopilot. the fitzgerald and its crew of 300 was outbound. its bridge watch would have included an officer of the deck, radar operators and lookouts. they should have been able to see the crystal tomming from at least ten miles away. that would leave plenty of time to alter course and to alert the captain. but commander bryce benson was
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still in his cabin when the crystal struck. >> his cabin was destroyed. he's lucky to be alive. >> reporter: an investigation will determine who made what mistakes, but in the u.s. navy, the captain is held responsible for everything that happens aboard his ship. anthony? >> mason: david martin, thanks, david. tensions between the u.s. and russia are rising after the u.s. downed a syrian jet yesterday. washington and moscow are backing different sides in syria's civil war, which has dragged on now for more than six years. holly williams has more on this. holly? >> reporter: anthony, the u.s. coalition says a syrian regime su22 fighter jet dropped bombs close to u.s.-backed forces on the ground southwest of raqqa. knew, those forces are fighting against isis. they're supportedded by u.s. troops, and the bombs were so close that the u.s. sent an f-18 to shoot down the syrian jet, the first time that's happened during the syrian civil war.
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now, russia, which backs the syrian regime, has retaliated by saying that it will now track all u.s. coalition aircraft as targets. russia also says that it is shutting down cooperation to prevent midair collisions, so general dunford, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said today the two countries are still communicating and he warned against hyperbole. as isis loses ground in syria, pro-regime forces and u.s.-backed forces are bumping up against each other, increasing the danger of a miscalculation with the worst-case scenario being the u.s. and russia drawn enter a direct conflict. >> mason: holly williams in istanbul, thanks. the supreme court ruled today in two free speech cases. the justicers said a ban on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional. that's a victory for the asian american rock band the slants, battling to trademark their name. it also gives a boost to the washington redskins in their
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fight to keep the trademark to their name. in the other case, the court struck down a north carolina law that banned sex offenders from social media web sites. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," the only thing rising in phoenix is the temperature. and later, a new study finds yoga a good alternative to physical therapy for back pain. won't do that. no. you can leave worry behind when liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. a lower a1c is a lot witabout choices.tes but it can be hard sometimes, 'cause different sides of you struggle with which ones to make. well, what if you kept making good ones? then? you could love your numbers.
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bigler is a pair med wick the phoenix fire departments. >> people can go from what they think is heat exhaustion to heat stroke, which is a fatal illness. >> reporter: the hottest it's ever gotten in phoenix is 122. this week that record is in jeopardy. it will be even hotter tomorrow, and phoenix has only hit 120 three times in recorded history. the heat wave is also threatening to set records across the rage, including to isn't and las vegas. even the normally cool san francisco airport reached 97 on sunday. their all-time record is 103. the heat is also being blamed for several fires in the west. this one near brian head utah has destroyed one home and is threatening several others. in california's boston bountifur snowpack is now mel sog rapidly, the kings river near fresno is flooding, forcing nearly 300 evacuations. american airlines has already canceled about 40 flights for tomorrow during the absolute peak of this heat wave, and
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>> mason: a new study says yoga may be as good a treatment for back pain as physical therapy. here's jon lapook. >> ohhmm. >> reporter: this may sound like the beginning of a typical yoga class, but it's not. everyone here suffers from back pain. >> i'm much more comfortable with movement. >> reporter: 74-year-old judith zaborowski took up yoga more than ten years ago help with her aching back. >> yoga makes me think about my back and how i'm standing and if i'm standing properly, then i can function better. >> reporter: in the study, 320 adults with moderate-to-severe back pain received one of three
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approaches over 12 weeks -- weekly yoga classes, 15 physical therapy visits, or education about how to cope with become pain. yoga was just as effective as physical therapy, and both groups were about 20% less likely to use pain medication than patients receiving education alone. yellinga classes started with relaxation exercises, bodily harmup, then gentle yoga poses like wall dog and chair twist. >> oh, my gosh, i didn't think it was possible. >> reporter: dr. robert saper at boston medical center is one of the authors. >> yoga was as effective as physical therapy for reducing pain intensity, and, perhaps most importantly, reducing pain medication use. >> reporter: saper says yoga likely works by strengthening core and lower back muscles and helping with mind-body relaxation. >> i feel the more one can do for one's self-and not depend on medication, the healthier it is for your body.
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>> reporter: open -- opiate overdoses are now the leading cause of death for people under 50, a compelling reason to find relief not involving narcotics. >> mason: my wife is always telling me to go to her yoga class. next, she showed american slaves the road the freedom. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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underground railroad visitors' center where tubman's legendary life is on vivid display. what impresses you most about harriet tubman? >> her resilience. she got knocked down so many timing but she kept standing up. >> reporter: born into slavery as a young girl, tubman worked in the backwoods in brutal conditions. >> she had to now outdoor survival. >> reporter: that became a lifesaver when she escaped slavery at age 27 and made the arduous journey to pennsylvania and freedom. over the next decade, she repeatedly risked her life, returning to maryland a dozen time, rescuing more than 70 family members and friends, guiding them north along the underground railroad, a secret network of trails, waterways, and safe houses. tina wyatt, a direct descendant of tubman, brought her grandchildren here to teach them about their heroic relative. what's it like to be a direct
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descendant of harriet tubman? >> it's really exciting. it's awesome. >> mason:>> reporter: awesome. wyatt took us to the buck village store where as a child tubman was hit by a heavy weight thrown by a slave owner. >> almost killed her. >> reporter: jay meredith turned the store enter a museum. his ancestors owned slaves. >> about five foot tall and hunted. when you think about tubman and the adversities she overcame, that's phenomenal. >> love, faith, family, human rights, that's her legacy. >> reporter: a descendant of slaves and a descendant of slave owners, both working to honor an american hero. chip reid, cbs news, church creek, maryland. >> mason: a conductor on the underground railroad, and she said, "i never lost a passenger." that's the "cbs evening news." i'm anthony mason. thanks for watching.
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