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good morning. it is tuesday, july 25th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." vote today on health care, but the contents on the republican bill remain a mystery. still john mccain will make a dramatic return from his brain cancer fight to cast his vote. the trucker who drove a sweltering tractor trailer packed with more than one hundred people could face the death penalty. we'll hear from a survivor about the conditions that left ten dead and dozens hospitalized. >> and a company microchipping employees. a flick of the wrist can open doors or pay for a snack. and a closer look at
america's longest war. why we're still in afghanistan. conflict spanning three presidencies and where the u.s. can go from here. and a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. any senator who votes against starting debate is telling america that you are fine with the obamacare nightmare. >> senator mccain returns for a crucial vote on health care. >> it shows how desperate they are not wanting to go home in august having accomplished absolutely nothing and frankly having to listen to donald trump beat them over the head with that. >> by the way, you're going to get the votes. he better get them. oh, otherwise i'll say tom, you're fired. >> a truck driver could get the death penalty if convicted in a deadly human trafficking case in texas. he told investigators he had no idea people were inside.
>> just devastating. >> severe weather across the country. >> tornado damage to extreme flooding. >> in the phoenix area streets flooded after a second round of storms. >> a vintage military plane crashes after takeoff in las vegas, the pilot escaped unscath unscathed. >> several people had to be rescued of a roller coaster got stuck for about an hour. >> all that -- >> a film maker got a bit too close to the volcano. he was setting up and the lava shot into the air. >> and a lion kept clawing at the glass. >> and all that matters. >> and a president's speech at the national scout's jam boar r -- jamboree. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the new white house
communications chief. >> when it comes to him there's only one question everyone is asking. yes. that. welcome to "cbs this morning." the 7-year republican vow to overturn obamacare comes down to one vote, the senate will decide this afternoon whether to move forward on legislation to repeal and replace the affordable care act. >> it's not clear if the republican leadership has enough to move forward and there's confusion about what the senators will actually be voting on. >> senator john mccain who is fighting brain cancer as you know is returning to washington. he has not revealed how he will vote though it could be very
decisive. nancy is on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: this is highly unusual. senators are voting on whether to move forward with remaking one sixth of the nation's economy but they still haven't been told which plan or combination of plans they're going to be voting on. that's because senate republicans don't yet have enough support for any of the versions they've put forth so far and it appears they're going to put everything on the table and hope for the best. >> why would i make a decision on the bill if they won't tell me what's in the bill? >> reporter: republicans and democrats expressed confusion monday about the vote they're about to take. >> considering a bill that has not been written, published and disclosed to the american people is just wrong. >> reporter: technically the bill they are voting on today is the health care bill the house passed by one vote in may. back then the senate called it dead an arrival and the president called it mean.
but now senate republicans are struggling to cement their own plan. so gop leaders want senators to vote to move to the house bill promising them they can then change it however they want. >> any senator can introduce any amendment he or she wishes. >> reporter: some are ballking t the approach. vice president pence went on alaska tv to lean on one possible swing vote. >> now it's time for congress to do their job and be as good as our word. >> reporter: in west virginia president trump used a boy scout jamboree to send another senator. in front of 40,000 scouts ages 12 to 18 he also issued this warn warning to his secretary of health and human services tom price who has been working to sell the bill to his former congressional colleagues. >> by the way, you going to get the votes? he better get them.
he better get them. otherwise i'll say, tom, you're fired. i'll get somebody. >> reporter: part of the reason that hard sell isn't working that well is because obamacare's popularity is actually going up as president trump's popularity goes down. he can only afford to lose two republican votes today. >> thanks. president trump is taking aim again this morning at his own attorney general, jeff sessions. the president tweeted attorney general jeff sessions has taken a very weak position on hillary clinton's crimes. dnc servers and intel leakers. margaret is at the white house. >> reporter: well, the president is publicly attacking attorney general jeff sessions as weak and accusing the deputy fbi director of corruption. extraordinary charges that he's levelled in a stream of tweets.
asked about sessions yesterday, the president did not answer. but the attorney general has been the focus of the president's ire ever since sessions recused himself from the russia investigation back in march. mr. trump told the new york times that move was quote, very unfair to the president. and yesterday he referred to sessions for the beleaguered ag for failing to investigate hillary clinton. >> my name is jared kushner. >> reporter: he detailed four encounters with russian contacts and said they had nothing to do with russia's attempt to influence the 2016 election. >> i did not collude with russia nor do i know of anyone else in the campaign who did so. >> reporter: kushner spent more than two hours detailing face to face conversations with influential russians. russian ambassador kislyak
suggested he meet with sergey gorkov, a friend of putin's who could give input as to how putin was viewing the new administration and the best ways to work together. kushner said they had no discussion about sanctions. kushner blamed inexperience in politics for some of the decisions while serving as a point of contact for foreign government officials. >> all of my actions were proper. >> reporter: on one point kushner was certain. his father-in-law won the election with no help from the russians. >> suggesting otherwise ridicules those who voted for him. >> reporter: the white house has not clarified whether president trump is trying to prompt attorney general sessions to resign but the russia investigation is clearly on the president's mind this morning in one of seven tweets that he posted within an hour. the president said that kushner proofed he did not collude with russia. of course that is going to be up
to fbi investigators to determine. >> all right. thank you. the kremlin is closely following developments on the investigation. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the kremlin said today that this russian banker in question sergey gorkov mentioned in margaret's report there did not need or receive kremlin backing in order to meet with jared kushner. once again, the kremlin backing away from any direct involvement in these meetings that took place. as far ambassador kislyak, former ambassador kiskislyak, h gone to ground after returning to russia. a much more pressing matter is the question of sanctions, further sanctions and strengthening those. >> reporter: -- already in place.
as for president vladimir putin he's now meeting with iraqi president. we may hear from his later but the main issue is focusing on these sanctions the debates taking place in washington and the impact that they may have on the already strained relationship between the united states and russia. >> all right. thank you. this morning we are hearing from survivors who were packed inside a sweltering tractor trailer with no air conditioning and no water. they were in this 18-wheeler as it traveled to san antonio, texas. one survivor linked a mexican drug cartel to the operation. ten immigrants have died. dozens are in the hospital today. the truck driver faces charges that could result in the death
penalty. we're in san antonio where the truck was found. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. survivors have described their desperation and panic riding in the black of that pitch black overheated trailer. he didn't want to talk about the criminal investigation but he did tell us the appalling way in which these people were transported is not uncommon. when they climbed into the back of the truck he says it was pitch black and already full. an hour into the trip he said people started crying and asking for water. as it got hotter people fell into despair. >> more than 100 people were packed inside the truck. temperatures climbed well above 100 degrees. people shared a single breathing hole in the wall. in court papers another survivor says he traveled with a group of nearly 30 people rafting across the rio grande and paying more
than $700 for protection to the drug cartel. the special agent in charge for homeland security investigations in san antonio. >> these organizations consider these people simply a commodity. they don't think of them as people. they look at them from a profit perspective. >> reporter: on monday the driver of the semitrailer, 60-year-old james matthew bradley made his first appearance in federal court. he faces a charge of illegally transporting immigrants for financial gain resulting in death. bradley told investigators he did not know anyone was in the back of the 18-wheeler until he parked at the san antonio walmart to use the rest room and he heard noise coming from the trailer. he says when he opened the doors he was run over by spanish people and knocked to the ground. he then noticed bodies just lying on the floor like meat. >> our goal suspect just to arrest the individual transporting these people. our goal is really to dismantle the organization.
>> reporter: bradley entered no plea in court. if convicted he could face the death penalty. several dozen survivors escaped into nearby woods. the feds hope to coax those people out of hiding to get needed medical treatment and also help build this criminal case. >> thank you. an 18-year-old girl is in jail after live streaming her car crash on instagram. the images are graphic. the driver, sanchez, survived the crash. her sister was killed and her sister's girlfriend was badly hurt. how this tragedy unfolded in real time online. good morning. >> reporter: that accident happened about 100 miles southeast of san francisco. right now sanchez is being influence and gross vehicular manslaughter. investigators are using that video that you just saw of her driving distracted as evidence.
early in the video she's seen driving without holding the steering wheel, gesturing with one hand. the other holding her phone which she's using to live stream her drive on instagram. her car then veers off the road and crashes with two 14-year-old girls in the backseat, one of them her sister. the chp says sanchez was driving west on a two lane road when he car veered on to the shoulder. she overcorrected and crossed through opposing traffic. she crashed through a fence and her car flipped. while sanchez was wearing a safety belt both her passengers were not and they were ejected from the vehicle. through it all sanchez kept her camera rolling and her video streaming. >> i'm sorry. i did not mean to kill you, sweetie. >> her zirs wsister was killed.
>> reporter: she recorded this video in the backseat just before the accident occurred. >> i still believe she'll call me. yes, i do cry because i think about her, but i do my best to stay strong for her. >> reporter: sanchez was arrested at the scene after police determined she was driving under the influence. her video remained on instagram 19 hours before the company took it down because of its graphic nature. >> these incidents have been on the rise for the past ten years. it's disturbing problem because everybody knows how dangerous distracted driving is. >> everybody if i go to jail for life, you already know why. >> reporter: this is a live stream happening on instagram right now. the company urges any of its users to report any sort of issues that are happening. they said they want to interrupt any sort of behavior or content
that puts people's safety at risk just like they did in the sanchez situation with her original video and the subsequent videos that were posted later on. >> terrible story. thank you so much. a search warrant reveals what happened just before a minneapolis officer shot and killed a yoga teacher. the woman slapped the back of a police car shortly before the officer shot her. the warrant did not say if woman she had called 911. he was eligible to become an officer that september. he attended multiple training sessions including one foreign active shooter. he also passed his annual weapons qualifications. he is now on paid leave. a restraining order that keeps them from protesting in front of kentucky's only abortion clinic.
a judge granted a temporary restraining order last week to keep them from blocking the clinic's entrance. the restraining order expires this saturday. a judge will hear arguments in september about whether the center can stay open under state licensing rules. pope frances is calling for prayers for charlie gard. his parents gave up a five month legal fight in london yesterday to give their son experimental treatment in the united states. he had a rare genetic disease that left him unable to breathe on his own. they went to court to argue he should be taken off life support. four different courts agreed. charlie's father says time to save his son has run out. new tests shows the infant has irreversible brain damage. >> our son is an absolute warrior and we could not be prouder of him and we will miss him terribly. sleep tight, we love you. >> charlie's first birthday is in two weeks but his family does
not expect him to live that long. they plan to start a foundation so that charlie's story might help others. newly released video contradicts initial counts of a deadly fire fight between a jordanian soldier and green berets. the convoy approached the base when a guard opens fire. two green berets leave their trucks, take cover and return the fire. >> the shooting was described as a split second mistake, but the video shows the green berets waved their hands and tried to surrender. the jordanian kept firing. the three were killed. last week the guard was sentenced to life in prison. flash flooding is a major concern for people in utah, nevada and colorado. heavy rain caused severe flooding. water rushed through apatche
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." >> good morning, i'm rahel solomon, traffic on the ben franklin bridge, may and little congested for the morning commute, but at least it is open. authority had to close the bridge early today after two men scaled the bridge, to spray paint graffiti. apparently two too afraid to come down the way they came up officials to help them down on their way to police custody. >> now a check on the forecast with meteorologist, matt peterson. yesterday, so rainy watch do we have in store for today. >> messy start to the work week on our monday, mure quieter day today. do have couple of spotty showers, possibility throughout the afternoon, but check out the temperatures this morning, we are actually little bit below average sitting in the 60s, those dew points, that's what you are going to feel when you walk outside, just how low that
humidity is. we woke to up high temperature of 80 degrees this afternoon and meisha again couple of spotty showers lateener in the day sticks folks dealing with little mist this morning, too. >> sure are, and slowing us down, too, and we have some problems out there, thanks so much, matt. looking outside, accident in delaware, 59 south, closed past route 202, on brandywine river bridge, use alternate 495 looking very slow around here, bumper to bumper almost at complete stop. two accident also in montgomery county. take quick peak, rahel, back over you. >> thank you, next update 7:55 , up next on cbs this morning, companies are considering implanting their employees, with microchips. i'm rahel solomon, good morning.
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he's already established what i hope will be his signature move, the mooch. >> i don't want to sit in the oval office unnecessarily. >> that's smooth. >> that's so funny. he did it so easily too. >> you mean is smooch did? >> trevor did too, but that -- i think it could catch on saturday night live, here we come. >> trevor is catching on. >> he is on fire. welcome back to "cbs this morning." representative steve scalise surprised fellow house republicans with some very exciting news. >> he called into a gop whip
meeting from the hospital to say he is starting rehab, can't wait to get back to work. the group cheered when they heard the news. he was critically hurt last month when a gunman opened fire at a republican baseball practice. he thanked lawmakers for passing a bill that directs money to the two capitol police officers who were hurt while tackling the shooter. >> it's nice when your colleagues cheer when you come back. that's nice everybody is excited. >> he's had a tough run back and forth into the hospital. >> we're all cheering about that. here's a look at some of this morning's other headlines. the washington post reports that president trump accused the post about fabricating a story about syria. his comments seem to confirm the ending of a covert cia program. the post reported last week that president trump scrapped the
rebel training program about a month ago. the cia declined to comment on mr. trump's tweets. the wall street journal reports that a fighter jet was forced to take evasive maneuvers. one of two chinese fighter jets came within 300 feet of a navy surveillance plane. that forced the american plane to change direction to avoid a collision. the pentagon called it an unsafe encounter. this morning china denied that its pilots flew dangerously. some companies report that up to half of job applicants fail drug tests. short staff companies are turning down contracts. the government's most recent study represented the opioid abuse cost the economy more than $78 billion in 2013. >> and the spokesman review of spokane says washington state drivers may no longer hold electronic devices.
the tougher new law forbids using phones while stopped in traffic. the law also cracks down on distractions like eating or applying makeup. the last orca whale born into captivity died at the san antonio park. he was being treated for an infection when her health suddenly declined. sea world has promised to phase out its killer whale performers in 2019 but some activists want more to be done now. >> sea world announced the end of its breeding program following years of protests from animal rights activists. while the reason for the death of the whale has yet to be determined, being born in
activity, it comes as in surprise. on monday, park officials announced that the baby had died. in a statement released this morning sea world said the dedicated team of veterinarians and care staff spent the last three days providing critical care for the whale, but despite their best efforts her health declined and she passed away earlier today. sea world has yet to say specifically what caused her death, but animal rights activists say a life spent in captivity could be to blame. >> what the death of this young whale tells us is that these animals cannot survive in concrete tanks. >> reporter: the orca program has come under fire after a string of high profile incidents involving killer whales. in 2010, trainer don brancho was killed after being attacked in front of an audience in orlando. in march 2016, sea world
president spoke about the end of its orca program on "cbs this morning." >> i have seen clearly that society is changing their attitude about these unbelievable majestic animals being in human care. >> reporter: sea world says it plans to phase out its orca program by 2019 but activists say this does lit for the ones in captivity. >> this is about forcing the animals to a situation that they don't have any adaptations to and because of that you see them basically dying left and right. >> sea world veterinarians had placed kyara on a 24 hour watch. the infection eventually took her life. a post mortem is being done to determine the exact cause of death. >> thank you, michelle. 20 years after princess diana's death a new documentary
has revealed part of diana's life that she tried very hard to keep private. that is her role as a mom. the documentary shows there is still some grieving to do by her sons. elizabeth palmer is in london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. kensington palace is where princess diana lived after her separation from prince charles. it's where the heir to the throne prince william lives now and it's also the location for some of the interviews in that documentary. the public diana was a shape shifting celebrity. a glamorous princess who doubled as a humanitarian activists. and in private she was something else too. >> she was our mom. she still is our mom. you know, as a son i would say she was the best mom in the world. >> reporter: she was also a mom with a sense of mischief and
some very famous friends. >> just outside this room where we are now, she organized when i came home from school to have cindy crawford waiting at the top of the stairs. i was probably 12 or 13-year-old boy, got posters of them on his wall. and i went bright red and didn't know what to say and sort of fumbled and i think i pretty much fell down the stairs on the way out. >> it's a very simple film. it's a love letter from two boys to their mom and i think if it's anything it's a film about love and memory and those are the two things that come across most strongly in the film. >> reporter: as her fame grew so did the pressure from the paparazzi. something william who fiercely protects his own privacy is bitter about to this day. >> i don't believe being chased on motorbikes who block your
path, who shout at you and who react really badly to get a reaction from you make a woman cry in public to get the first photographs i don't believe that's appropriate. >> reporter: diana died in a car crash being pursued by paparazzi. her sons spoke briefly with her that day whul on vacation with their dad, prince charles. >> how differently that conversation would have panned out if i had even the slightest inkling that her life was going to be taken that night. >> reporter: the princes unusually opened up for the documentary crew for the 20th anniversary of diana's death but they're saying at least at the moment, that they're never going to do it again. >> thank you so much that they're sharing what they're sharing with us. she has on that red and white checked coat and her sons are
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volunteers among its work force. the technology replaces id cards used to open doors and operate office equipment. a look at the privacy concerns raised by the plan. >> reporter: good morning. three square market has about 80 employees and the place they'll use the technology the most is in the break room. whether they're buying fruit snacks or lucky charms they won't use a credit card. all they'll have to do is flick their wrist. by next week, more than 50 three square market employees will have bionic hands with a credit card chip implanted near their wrist. >> basically it's a serial number assigned to your credit card. >> the company is offering the chips to its employees for free. the owner, his wife and two children will also be getting microchipped. >> you're not going to be tracking your employees around town to see what they're up to
and what they're doing? >> no, we will not. it's for entry into the building. logging into computers, things of that nature. >> reporter: they can either use the traditional key pad with their id number or they can just use their hands and swipe if they have a microchip and that will allow them to open the door. they make vending machines with credit card chip readers. experts wonder if this is all a publicity stunt and worry if it's a loss of privacy. >> you want someone knowing every time you use a copy machine? you can never leave it behind. you can't really turn it off. >> i think it's a step toward the future. >> reporter: but assembly line manager thinks it can eventually save lives. >> someone that is allergic to something, they can scan your
hand and the information is there. >> reporter: the company is far from tech hubs like silicon valley. >> so watch out. river falls, wisconsin might be the next big thing. >> we're glad to be a part of it. >> reporter: three square market is working with a swedish company to imbed the microchips into its employees. it's the size of a grain of rice. a professional piercer actually has to put it in the person's hand. to remove it i'm told it's like removing a sliver. the pain factor is like getting your ears pierced. >> wow, thank you. >> i don't have my ears pierced either. i know you were getting ready to say that. i will give burt to childreirth. i think what's wrong with taking out your card but good for them. >> i think we'll all have implants that have our medical records. >> so you would do it? >> sure. you're carrying around a phone
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, everyone, i'm jim donovan, 13 year old moorestown girl still missing this morning after disappearing peering from a wildwood boardwalk. trinity christensen was last seen saturday night with her friends. she is five-two, with was last seen wearing bluejeans, sleeve less top and flip flops. if you have any information on trinity's whereabouts, please contact police. now, we send it right over to matt peter on for a look at today's forecast. >> good morning, waking to up much lower humidity, much more comfortable conditions across the delaware valley. now we do have some cloud cover out there, unfortunately there is morning. and few spotty showers, can't be completely ruled out later this afternoon, check out a look at the temperatures there , 60s, some 70s if you
head little further south, we get a look at the day planner, up to 08 degrees later this afternoon, meisha, few showers out there so maybe some travel troubles. >> a lot of people will love those 80s, seeing some trouble still out there damp roadways, accident here delaware, 95 southbound past route 202, brandywine river bridge. hearing multiple lanes blocked possibly all lanes, and use the alternate 495, your best bridge. schuylkill west between 676, jim, over to you. >> thank you shall meisha, next update 8:25, coming up, how the internet could be scaring people away from potentially life saving drug. i'm jim donovan, make it a great day.
good morning. it's tuesday, july 25th, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." senate republicans gear up for a critical vote on health care today. but what's in the bill? we'll look at the confusion over the legislation and its fate. and our doctor explains new research how letting the dangers of ending statin therapy, the false information that lead to patients' decisions to quit. the 7-year republican vow to overturn obamacare comes down to one vote. >> the vote is a gamble as mccain returns to washington during his health care showdown. >> they haven't been told which
plan or combination of plans they're going to be voting on. >> in one of seven tweets the president said that kushner proved he did not collude with russia. of course, that is going to be up to fbi investigators. >> survivors have described their desperation and panic. the special agent in charge did tell us that the appalling way in which these people were transported is not uncommon. >> flooding is a major concern for people in utah, nevada and colorado. >> and in the south heavy rainfalls led to flooding in alabama and south carolina. >> if there's no chance that michael phelps can be eaten by the shark then i have no interest -- it's not real. >> i mean, what do people expect? you can't get a shark to have a race on command. >> i'm charlie rose with gayle
king and nora o'donnell. a dramatic return to congress today for a crucial vote on health care, but the legislation senate republicans are advancing remains a mystery. >> president trump is making his final pitch this morning on twitter. he tweeted this. after seven years of talking we will soon see whether or not republicans are willing to step up to the plate. nancy is on capitol hill with a preview of today's events. nancy, sounds like lots of drama coming. >> reporter: it is a lot of drama because you have some republican senators saying step up to the plate for what exactly? they still don't know which plan or combination of plans republican leaders are going to put forward and that puts these senators in a highly unusual situation. they have been running for years on repealing obamacare, but they want to make sure that whatever they vote on to replace it makes sense, is better than obamacare, is more cohesive than obamacare, so just three republican no
votes today will send republican leaders back to the drawing board and we already expect that main senator susan collins will vote no. some are caught right now from intense pressure and the white house and their own objections to the deep medicaid cuts in their party's proposals. it's still unclear how john mccain returning from his brain cancer diagnosis will vote today and kentucky's rand paul tells us that he can't say how he's going to vote until he knows what he is voting for. now, republican leaders may give their members more details when they have a lunch meeting before the vote today. this is not the option, norah that they wanted either but they really have no other choice after all the proposals they've put forward so far failed to garner enough votes. >> thank you so much. president trump's speech to the boy scout jamboree is
drawing mixed reviews. he talked to thousands of scuous yesterday about achieving their dreams but he also delved into politics. >> who the hell wants to speak about politics when i'm in front of the boy scouts. right? just a question. did president obama ever come to a jamboree? they're fake polls but the polls are saying, but we won wisconsin and by the way, under the trump administration, you'll be saying merry christmas again when you go shopping, believe me. >> former scouts and scout leaders criticized the tone of mr. trump's speech. the boy scouts of america later said in a statement that the group is quote, wholly nonpartisan. said the president's invitation to speak is in no way an endorsement of any political party or specific policies. today the families detained
in iran will testify were congress. margaret brennan is at the white house where president trump is taking a hard line against the iranian regime. she spoke to one of those families yesterday. >> reporter: good morning. well, president trump issued a sharp warning of serious consequences if i iran doesn't release all imprisoned americans and stop using hostage taking as a tool of state policy. >> everything i hear terrifies me and it terrifies me more and more every day. >> reporter: he's pleading for the release of his brother, 45-year-old and 80-year-old father imprisoned in iran for nearly two years. >> all i ask for obviously is for their safe return and for their immediate return before it's too late. >> reporter: what do you mean by that? >> well, what i mean is the conditions of both my father and brother are horrible. my father is not doing well.
>> reporter: white house officials told cbs news they were increasingly concerned about his deteriorating health and say the brother has been mistreated due in part to his u.s. citizenship. they're being held inside iran's notorious prison. something iranian foreign minister denies. >> an american citizen he's in his 80s. he's in failing health. why not release him as a humanitarian gesture? >> he's not behind bars but he's not free to leave the country and as i said -- >> reporter: is he under house arrest now? >> this is what i'm told. >> reporter: the white house called his claim false. >> i was shocked and astonished when i heard that. in fact today, my father and brother have both visits at the prison. so i have no -- no idea why foreign ministers would make these claims. these are very, very painful
words to hear when they're not true. >> reporter: iran did release americans following the international agreement to freeze its nuclear program and oly in exchange for seven iranian prisoners. >> do you think i ran is looking for another prisoner swap? >> we would strongly encourage the administration to push hard and get the deal done. >> reporter: a state department diplomat met face to face with iranian officials and did plead for the release of all americans including wang and former fbi agent. the trump administration does not want another american to suffer the fate of otto, the student who died shortly after his release from north korea. >> we remember. nobody wants that. thank you very much. oj simpson has responded to an interview that we conducted yesterday with his attorney.
he knocked down reports that oj simpson has plans to visit the grave of nicole simpson after his release. mr. simpson apparently watched our segment from prison because he delivered a message to us from his lawyer to clarify that he visited his ex-wife's grave on countless occasion before going to prison. it's judgmental to describe something that he did before his incarceration as insensitive. >> his lawyer made it clear he has no plans to go but his close friend had said he was going and i think regardless how you feel about simpson, there are still a lot of people that remember ron goldmann and nicole brown simpson and feel he is responsible for their deaths and this is a tough time. >> i didn't know they could watch "cbs this morning" from prison. >> the u.s. has been fighting
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in our morning rounds new research on drugs that lower cholesterol. a new study says only about half of people take it. many start the medication but abandon it within two years. the study highlights the dangers of ending statin therapy including heart attacks and death. our doctor tara narula is a cardi cardiologist. what the are benefits? >> this is the one of the best classes of drugs. what they have shown is they
reduce cardiovascular mortality or death and events like heart attack and stroke. we have basically watched people in the 1950s and 60s in the icu and told them there's nothing we can do but give you pain medicine. so why do 75% of people stop these drugs after two years? why is there so much controversy? >> we think we're getting better. >> one of the issues is yes, but the other issue is people feel well so we're not giving them a drug that makes them feel better. one issue is concern over side effects. 20% of people will have some sort of side effects to statins but they're usually reversible and we need to do a better job at explaining people the benefits of statin, the benefits. >> so what the benefits and what are the negative effects? >> is it a big deal if i stop my statin after i have an inverse event and the answer to that would be yes. so they looked at about 28,000
pashs who had a presumed adverse reaction. 30% stopped their statin. those who continued over the next four years to take their statin had a 10 to 20% lower rate of cardiovascular events and death. that's a big deal. that tells us we need to be rechallenging our patients, restarting them on the medication if they stop. >> i remember the doctor saying to me that once you start this you always have to use it. that's daunting when you hear that. >> i think we need to do a better job explaining how important it is. one of the issues that was raised in an editorial that accompanied this paper is that the internet and social media have done a disservice by spreading anti science and that people end up either denying the benefit of statin and really saying cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease or having so much fear around statin that they're afraid to take it or wanting to try all natural diets and supplements that really have not
been proven to work. >> can your diet change? >> your diet is part of the equation. nobody is saying it's not, it can only lower ldl by 8 to 10%. many need the medication. >> you have sounded the alarm. a legal battle could limit the amount of red snapper available to americans. the fight over the popular seafood. >> reporter: this is a red snapper, prized for its taste and the fight it puts up when it's on the hook, but now there's a battle between fishermen on how much can and should be pulled out of the water. that story coming up on "cbs this morning." peoptime lying awake with aches and pains with advil pm than with tylenol pm. advil pm combines the number one pain reliever with the number one sleep aid. gentle, non-habit forming advil pm. for a healing night's sleep. event is in full swing.
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one of america's most prized fish is at the center of a fight between conservationists and the federal government. the trump administration extended the red snapper season for recreational fishing in the gulf of mexico last month. environmental groups filed a lawsuit claiming that extension jeopardizes the ability to rebuild the red snapper population. >> reporter: good morning. fishermen from texas to florida want to see this fish on the end of their line. this is a red snapper and so far off the louisiana coast fishermen have caught more than
327 tons of the fish and that number is expected to go up. dale is a commercial fisherman who just returned to the louisiana shore with almost 6,000 pounds of one of the most sought after fish in the gulf of mexico. red snapper. >> it has been great. we've had the best snapper fishing in the last two or three or four years that we've had in 25 years. >> reporter: the snapper is prized in restaurants as flaky and full of flavor. and on fishing boats it's renowned for its fight. this year, the department of commerce extended the red snapper season for recreational fishing in federal waters from three days to 42. the department said the three-day season was hurting businesses that depend on sport fishing. but commercial fishermen worry longer seasons could threaten the red snapper population. overfishing caused the gulf red snapper population to plummet in
the 1980s. david says the red snapper population has largely recovered, and a three-day fishing season is too short for recreational anglers. >> two of those days here in louisiana were unfishable. the weather was too rough. >> reporter: the government set a quo that of 13 million pounds of red snapper to be pulled from the gulf. but in 2016 recreational anglers exceeded their limit by 65 tons. >> if you're not going to adhere to the law, why have regulations? >> reporter: david krebs owns a large sea food supply chain. >> we can go back to the wild wild west and it is going to damage the resource. >> right now we're in a federal season. >> reporter: an attorney for the ocean conserve.
>> it's unfair to the long-term viability of the recreational fishery as well. >> reporter: but others argue the regulations have to be fair including to those who fish for fun. >> we all want to protect the resource, but there's got to be a balance between protecting the resource, watching it grow and still allowing it to be available to the american public. >> reporter: what's happening here on the louisiana gulf coast and all the gulf coast states is part of a series of changing in the trump administration that's being challenged by environmental groups. the grizzly bear is about to be removed from the endangered species list. environmental groups say they will sue. >> thank you. holding the fish. beautiful fish, that snapper. >> i love red snapper. >> i do too. we'll learn a lot after this season about the effects. >> and wesley snipes made a name for himself and now he's an author and he's here with his debut novel. your local news is next.
good morning. i'm rahel solomon. beneficial bank on bellmawr driver, police say device put on a machine between july 1st, july 2nd, and then again, on july 8th and 9th. if you have any information police want to hear from you on this skimming device placed at the atm. >> waking up, little dreary, across the philadelphia area, this morning, taking a live look at the neighborhood network camera, supposed to be showing you the skyline every philly. you can kind of make it out on the right side of the screen. overall, it is again, cloudy start to the day. temperatures are cooler this morning, as well, 60's for
most every us, across the region, do see couple of 70s out, there dover at 72, wildwood at 70. but sitting at 68, right now, here in center city. and later this afternoon, we will hopefully see some sunshine break through the cloud cover, lower humidity, spotty shower chance, we get to up high temperature every 80 degrees, rahel, so much more comfortable day today than what we had the last couple of afternoons. >> here, here, matt, thank you accident to tell you about on on the brandywine river bridge , does have i90 southbound closed route two, major delays on i59 and route 202 in the area, so use i495 as an alternate. also, turning now, there is mobile construction crew blocking one lane on the westbound pa turnpike, so be on alert for. that will. >> and coming up next, at 8:55 , on cbs this morning, we will have the next update. but for right now ahead on cbs this morning, closer look at the 17 year long war in afghanistan. i'm rahel solomon. good morning. >> ♪ >> ♪
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." here's a look at our stoit green room. hello michelle. there's wesley snipes. hi, wesley snipes and his coauthor, hello ray nor man. and we're drawing the action right here on studio 57 on facebook. tonight, she's got a very long day like you, charlie rose, because charlie is going to be on the late show with stephen colbert tonight. liza is going to be there and she'll be drawing you. what are you wearing? >> something basic. maybe a gray suit and like a red tie, maybe. >> and what are you chatting about with mr. colbert? >> whatever he wants. >> that's a good way to do it.
so we say we can't go to bed early tonight. >> in case you don't, i'll bring you -- >> i'm afraid i might go to bed but i'm going to dvr it. >> i'm staying up. >> i knew you would. >> you win employee of the day then. thank you, norah. >> thank you. good luck tonight. >> i hope i don't screw it up. >> you are not going to screw it up. >> well, we've had good fun in other appearances. time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. china is preparing for potential crisis along the north korea border. china is establishing a new border defense brigade. he's also planning 24 hour video surveillance of the region backed by drones. also building bunkers to protect against nuclear and chemical blasts. in a statement china says its forces maintain a normal state of combat readiness and training on the border.
a judge cleared the way to protect voter data. a privacy group threatened to sue. the judge said the panel is exempt from federal privacy rules. at least 44 states have indicated they won't provide all their voter data. wall street journal says samsung is releasing an arthritis drug. they're releasing a rheumatoid arthritis drug that will be sold for about 35% discount off johnson and johnson's vatd can cia heat wave is w prolonged drought in rome. city officials think water may have to be rationed. >> the girl scouts are adding some new high tech badges, 23 in all. that's the most for the organization in a decade. they are focused on science, engineering, technology and
math. others are geared to the outdoors such as meteorology. and variety takes a look at why justin bieber cut short his world tour. >> well, insiders close to him reportedly say that the 23-year-old singer is quote, super exhausted. he's done more than 150 shows since the tour started back in march of 2016. 14 concerts in north america and asia have been cancelled. a closer look at america's longest war. we are approaching the 17th year of the conflict in afghanistan. it was launched on october 7th, 2001 in response to the september 11th attacks. a senate committee was told the united states is not winning the war. the trump administration is reviewing its policy on afghanistan. in comments last week president
trump said quote, i want to find out why we've been there for 17 years. joining us now to talk about the challenges, michelle, served as secretary of defense. she a cofounder for the center of new american security. good morning. >> good morning. >> why are we still in afghanistan? >> i think first of all the taliban has proven a very resilie resilient and we've been really plagued by corruption and we too have made mistakes. between 2003 and 2009 all of the attention and the resources focused -- switched to focus on iraq and we sort of kept afghanistan as a back burner. >> so when we invaded iraq we put the seeds and perhaps losing afghanistan. ? and whobama announced that surg
would last a short while, but less than two years so the taliban had the signal we can wait this out. >> is anybody winning here do you think and is there a clear end game? >> it's really a stalemate at this point. the good news is that the afghan forces are in the lead and with our support they continue to -- to hold their own. but they do need our continued support. i think we need to reenforce them with additional enabling capabilities like intelligence and fire support and close air support and so forth, but the real issue here is a political strategy. how do we use that leverage of additional troops supporting the afghans to actually get the taliban to negotiating table? nobody's going to win this on the battlefield. it has to get to some kind of negotiations. >> we're doing this series because afghanistan may not be on the front page but this really matters. first of all, how much territory does the taliban control now compared to 9/11?
>> it controls more now than when we first started the war. >> the taliban controls more territory. >> yes. there's been a backslide, but what you see is an afghan military that is stepping up, that is in the lead and that continues to improve with our help. >> the headlines this morning and some of the reporting at cbs news, is russia now rearming the taliban? >> so we have evidence that russia is providing small arms to the taliban. also iran. and so we have this problem of outside support. >> the irony of that is that we supported those trying to kick russia out of after gghanistan ago. >> they're trying to be friendly with the taliban in case the taliban wins ump. it's also a great opportunity to poke the united states win. i think what we want to see out of the administration is a clear statement of commitment.
we are there because we don't want afghanistan to once again become a safe haven for terrorists that could strike the united states. it could be the return after al qaeda but it could be the coming of the islamic state who's already been probing in afghanistan to see if they can find some ground. the last thing we want is for isis to move to afghanistan because we're not pushing back hard enough. >> this issue is on trump's desk right now. what will he do? >> well, i think -- >> what should he do? >> there's a big debate inside the white house between those who don't want him to touch this and who want to get us out of after g afghanistan and those who believe we've got to double down. i think the most important thing beyond the troop numbers is a strategy. you have to have a way to get the taliban to the table. nobody's going to win this on
the battlefield. >> it is said that mcmasters and mattis have influence with the president. what does he want? >> i think he wants more troops and a political strategy that leverages those troops to get to some sort of -- >> where are the iranians who have considered the taliban enemies? >> i think they're playing both sides. they support aspects of the government and the taliban and they're waiting to see what happens. >> what do you think the trump administration could learn from what you learned at the time that you were there. >> i think the biggest thing is that -- >> are you talking to them, michelle? >> i always send them what we write and say, but who knows if that's read, but i think the most important thing is the u.s. has to signal a long-term commitment to afghanistan as a partner for fighting terrorism in the region. if there's any waffling, any sense that we're not fully committed the taliban will
continue to wait us out and the partners in the region won't take the necessary risks to pressure the taliban to come to the table. >> the trump administration has also turned to the black water eric prince about a private army. how would that work? >> not very well. i think contractors can do very important missions, base support, logistics and so forth, but we saw in iraq what happens when you rely on them too extensively. huge problems with black water massacring civilians in a fire fight in the middle of the city. we don't want to go there again. the u.s. military is an advisory mission that they can do best. they can use support from contractors in limited areas but it's no substitute to putting in the troops we need. >> i think it's been so long many people have forgotten the original intent. >> and that return of a safe haven unfortunately could happen
and so we have to keep the pressure on the terrorist groups in that region. >> i go to a lot of conferences and one of the people they really listen to is michelle fournoy. thank you for being here. >> wesley snipes is in our green room to share why he decided to write his first novel, what he calls a
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are you bad? or is that what they teach you up at that little sissy school of yours? i don't care what they teach you up there. you're either down or you ain't down. >> very down. that's actor wesley snipes in michael jackson's video in 1997. he went on to make a name for himself in hollywood in move ve -- movies. he has 18 as a producer. now he's released his debut involve called talon of god. he must convince a doctor to help him stop a powerful demon from creating hell on earth. he joins us in the studio.
>> good morning. >> we still remember the movie, white men can't jump. this is a white man that can jump. >> we got to get you back out on the court. >> i know you've written before, i know you've written in college. but this is your first debut nofl and wh novel and when i walked into the green room he said i am an author. >> what a journey. very different from writing scripts, writing books. >> how so? >> i got a whole lot of respect for writers. it's a little more disciplined, a little more isolated and you don't get the same kind of flexibility with writing characters and writing scene shots and all of these things in the script like you do with the book. >> but how did you know you could do this? how did you know? >> well, i didn't.
i didn't. you know, i said, the challenges to be a scholar, a healer, and a soldier soldier martial artist so you try to combine the qualities and see where you find yourself in them, test yourself and push yourself, so for me this was another opportunity to express the divine within me through my art. >> and are you still acting? >> am i still acting? why of course i'm still acting. but of course! >> because there's talk about a remake of blade. >> we'll see. we'll see. there's been some discussion about that, you know. they have a -- >> i'm going to take that as you're interested. >> no it's been well known that i'm interested. i think that we left -- we didn't accomplish exactly what we could have accomplished and there's a lot of room to continue to tell that story, but we got a new story here, you know, talon of god is the --
>> it's like the odd and inexplicable. it's supernatural stuff. the topic is very interesting to me that you would choose that. >> what thing are you the most proud of and what do you regret about all this long career and the film that we talked about? >> one thing that i'm most proud of, that the ancestors and the good lord have blessed me to have this opportunity, to take this your knjourney, what my po is and the relationship with the divine and how to use those spiritual design and to use those in my day-to-day life. >> regrets? >> regrets. that i didn't get the role, i didn't get the chance to dance behind queen latifa as a backup dancer. i started out as a dancer at a musical theater artist. >> how do you go with this to
the supernatural. i'm really fascinated what you've done in this book. >> there are demons everywhere. >> and it's scary. >> yes. well, i grappled with the question of why do we do the things that we do? what makes us do the things that we do? and why do we do things that we really don't want to do? didn't want to do, and we end up doing them. maybe there are forces that are playing on us. maybe there are forces that are influencing us and our behavior. soul demons. soul vampires that get us into trouble. >> the lead character is a woman who's a female protagonist. i like her. >> girl power. i watched beyonce video who run the world and i'd say that's clear to me. >> superwoman did reasonably well. >> wonder woman. >> yes. yes. >> good to have you here. congratulations to you on the book. >> thank you. come to the book signing later on today at the -- at barnes and
nobles -- >> that's called a plug. >> is that called a plug? >> and the movie is coming out soon i know. and talon of god is on sale today. >> we're doing a lot of stuff right now. a boy's visit to a backyard pool became a day he will never forget. an army dad returns home. you are watching "cbs this morning." fety."
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>> good morning, i'm jim donovan, taking this opportunity to salute really great softball players, the plymouth lil league ten and under team. the team won the state title over the weekend and their families, friends and fans turned out for a parade celebration last night, in plymouth meetingment they'll play in the east regionals this weekend in northeastern pennsylvania, good luck, to the young athlete, now, we check if with matt for a look at the forecast, hey, matt. >> good morning, everyone, it is a very comfortable start to the day all be it bit on the cloudy side this tuesday morning, we see temperatures out there, in the 60s, so, that's what you're going to feel walking outside, some cooler temperatures then the last bit of humidity. not too much showing up on storm scan3, spotty shower is
potentially out there later this afternoon, again, we get to high temperature every 08 degrees today and tomorrow. wednesday, not really too much different from today, except for the fact that we won't have any precipitation in the forecast, our next system starts to move into the philadelphia area moving into the seconds half of the work week showers and thunderstorms seconds half of the day thursday we could look for an end to the week, jim, little on the wet side, high temperature of 87 degrees on friday. >> a little bit of everything, thank you, matt. let's look at traffic now, accident on the brandywine river bridge in new kohl's county, delaware, i59 southbound was closed down past route 202, but now, only the right lane is blocked. there are still some major delays in the area. use i495 as an alternate. also, there are bridge inspections schedules ruled 76 westbound between university ave. and the vine st. expressway today. one lane will be blocked from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. >> and that's "eyewitness news " for now. join us for "eyewitness news" today at noon, i'm jim donovan make it a great day.
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