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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, august 8th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." gold medals and world records. two of the olympics. the highlight, the upsets, and the close calls. the young son of a kansas state lawmaker is dead, after riding the world's largest waterslide in kansas. and new polls show donald trump's disastrous gives hillary clinton a bigger lead but opponents are looking at her e-mail scandal to the execution
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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. a kansas water slide park will be closed today after the death of a young boy. the waterslide is the highest, 17 stories high and park officials who say the rides are inspected daily are searching for answer. brian webb in new york is here. >> reporter: the ride was in july 2014 after several delays that included extra safety testing. since then, thousands of people have stood in long lines to take the ride and there haven't been any reports of problems until today. a day after the tragic death of caleb schwab at kansas city's schlitterbahn water park, officials have yet to determine what happened. >> a full investigation is under way. right now, our focus is on that
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afternoon. the ride certified as the world's tallest by the guinness book of world records features 168-feet plunge at 65 miles an hour. 264 stairs lead to the top. >> our lifeguards are critical and it will be very difficult for them to focus after something like this. so for that reason, we felt it was wise to close the park. >> reporter: caleb, the son of kansas state lawmaco schwab, was at the park with his family at the time. in a statement, the family thanked the community for their support, adding, quote, since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came in contact with. the verupt, which means insane in german, opened back in 2014 following multiple delays. the popular attraction, as well as the entire park, are closed,
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riders need to be at least 54 inches tall and all occupants in the three-person raft cannot exceed 550 pound. meg? >> such a sad story. brian webb in new york for us, thank you. to the 2016 olympic games. the u.s. has wasted no time in getting to the top of the podium. in two days of action, the united states has won the most medals. three gold, five silver, and four bronze. trailing behind the stars and pe jamie yuccas is in rio with the highlights. good morning, jamie. >> reporter: good morning, meg. today is all about men's gymnastics and fencing and more swimming. if today is anything like sunday, it's going to be another exciting day for team usa in the pool. >> michael phelps has the lead. >> reporter: michael phelps
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meter relay. after upset in ed he is happy to get the gold back on american soil. >> she is taking off the water now! >> reporter: katie ledecky's olympic bid got off to a golden start to claim gold in the 400-meter freestyle. in tennis, serena williams advanced in the singles competition but lost alongside sister contest. >> a stunner in rio. >> reporter: another shocking loss. novak djokovic lost in the opening round. u.s. gymnast simone biles and aly raisman. gabby douglas missed the cut and missing the final by less than a half point. a scary moment played out in the
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race's final decent. but crashed off the treacherous course, slip from the falling rain. she suffered three spinal fractures and in the icu, but doctors say she is alert and talking. u.s. rider abbott found your finishing fourth. that wipeout isn't the only injury people are talking about. a french gymnast over the weekend landed on a vault wrong and live on tv. also, a german gymnast, during a practice round, ended up hurting his knee and needed medical attention as well. >> devastating after years like that. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk with anthon
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>> hillary clinton and donald trump scheduled to outline their plans. trump speaks today and is expected to propose allowing parents to dededuct child care costs from income taxes. as wendy gillette reports. >> reporter: donald trump support is sliding after a rough week. a new "the washington post"/abc news poll fines the republica compared to 50% for hillary clinton. according to a cbs news battleground tracker poll, clinton is ahead of trump in key swing states, up by 12 points in virginia and two points in nevada. but trump is hoping to make up ground monday in detroit, where he'll give a speech on the economy. his plan is to slash corporate taxes from 35% to 15%. >> mr. speaker, his numbers
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candidate's numbers add up. >> reporter: clinton will offer her own vision for the economy thursday. she is hoping to remove attention away from her use of a private e-mail server as secretary of state. the issue resurfaced sunday with news that iran executed a iranian nuclear scientist who was also a spy. >> in the e-mails that were on hillary clinton's private server there were conversations among her senior advisers about this gentleman. that goes to show just how reckless and careless her decision was to put that kind o highly classified information on a private server. >> reporter: clinton's running mate came to her defense. >> i have heard hillary clinton say over and over again, when i've been sitting next to her and when i've watched her on tv, that with respect to the e-mails, i made a mistake and i've learned something and i wouldn't do it again. >> wendy gillette for cbs news, new york. this morning, at least 42 people were killed when a bomb exploded at the main gate of a hospital in pakistan. so far, no one has claimed
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the government-run hospital in a southwestern city. dozens were wounded by the explosion. earlier, a prominent lawyer was shot and killed on his way to court. dozens of lawyers were inside the hospital when the bomb went off. back in this country, heavy rain, thunderstorms, and possible flooding is forecast for florida's gulf coast. 10 to 15 inches of rain could fall from tampa to pensacola the next five days. this morning, flood watches are posted from tampa to killed by mudslide in eastern mexico triggered by the remnants of tropical storm early. walls and roofs collapsed and a number of people are missing. on mexico's west coast, another major storm could strike as early as today. tropical storm javier is expected to become a hurricane late today. this morning, fire crews are struggling to contain a wildfire in california's san bernardino
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burned at least 1,500 acres about 55 miles east of los angeles. the fire broke out yesterday afternoon, forcing mandatory evacuations. gusty winds pushed the fire. heavy smoke was visible for miles. slugger alex rodriguez will play his last game for the yaen yankees this friday. afterward he will be and serve as a member of the team. he has not been playing and he made it clear he thinks he can still contribute. demarco morgan reports. >> i love this game. and i love this team. and, today, i'm saying good-bye to both. >> reporter: an emotional good-bye sunday morning for one of the most celebrated and, at times, hated baseball players of the last two decade. alex rodriguez.
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for 22 years. and i just wanted to make a team. >> reporter: the 41-year-old, three-time american league mvp and 14-time all-star, sat out all of 2014, suspended for performance-enhancing drug use. he showed serious signs of aging this year, before the yankees finally decided to bench him in repeat weeks. a-rod thought he could have kept playing. >> that was in the cards. you know, that was decision. and i'm at peace with it. >> flyball, center field. well hit! at the track! he's done it again! >> reporter: a-rod's contract worth $275 million is set to end in 2017. the yankees must still honor the financial agreement. >> the 2-0. high drive. left field. deep. going back. looking up! see ya!
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the game just four homers away from the elite milestone of 700. >> i want to thank the fangs for letting me play the game i love. thank you. >> reporter: a-rod is not parting ways with the yankees just yet. he will serve as special adviser and instructor, mentoring the team's young players through 2017. demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. coming up on the "morning news." major league ichiro suzuki joins an elite club of heavy hitters. donald trump gets an award from the american nazi party this is the "cbs morning news." with myself, with my life. it all starts with a healthy routine. that's why i'm taking the activia two week probiotic challenge by enjoying activia yogurt with billions of probiotics every day. because when my routine is in sync, i can face any challenge.
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and suicide squad scores big. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, hena. >> reporter: good morning, meg. a strong jobs report on friday drove stocks higher, pushing both the s&p and nasdaq to record highs. the dow jones gained 106 points for the week and s&p 500 finished eight points higher and nasdaq gained 57 for the week. later this week, a hearing is scheduled to discuss victim restitution in the case of tainted peanut butter by conagra. peter pan and great value, walmart's private label are involved. the 44-state salmonella outbreak. conagra pleaded guilty for violating the act. a service by the travel industry group time off found 668 million days went unused last year.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. officials at a kansas city, kansas, water park are trying to figure out why a 10-year-old boy was killed on its waterslide that is 17 stories high, the world's largest and features a 168-foot plunge at 65 miles an hour. caleb schwab was the son of a kansas state lawmaker. and donald trump gives a speech in detroit today outlining his economic plans. its reported they include a proposal to allow parents to dededuct child care costs from income tax. a new "the washington post"/abc news poll finds trump trailing hillary clinton by eight points nationally. a new tracking poll finds
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battleground state of virginia. sfeches are a big part of rio de janeiro's beauty but lurking under the water is a dirty secret. jamie yuccas reports from rio. >> reporter: a waterfall of trash and sewage flows from the top of rio de janeiro's largest mountain. the federal government promised improvements would be made after winning the olympic bid in 2009 but people say nothing has been done to t >> translator: invites all of his friend instead of taking care of his family. >> reporter: luis alaveda has lived here his whole life and walked up and down treacherous stairs and rivers of garbage flow around every corner. all of that ends up here. let me tell you even 200 feet up
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odor. >> translator: i found many plastic bottles and rats and cats and diapers and condoms. >> reporter: his love of surfing puts him in water that could make his sick from noro virus to hepatitis according to a study by the associated press. he now documents everything and uses simpr ocial media to show world. >> translato h us. depending on the rio government means we get no solution. >> reporter: it's more than catching a break, because if the olympics didn't bring change, many wonder what will. in rio de janeiro, jamie yuccas, cbs news. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will show you how car thieves are breaking into vehicles in just minutes through a computer hacking. plus, we will meet a giant alligator that has become a fixture on a golf course in
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that is the "cbs this morning" for this monday. thanks for watching.
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it is 4:30, 74 degrees on this monday, august 8th, another great day in store. a little warm, but not too humid out there. good morning, everyone, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm mary calvi. welcome to "cbs 2 news this morning." we'll have traffic and weather in a moment. we begin this morning with the search for a killer in the murder jogger. >> the parents of the 30-year- old are speaking out, pleading for the killer to come forward today. elected officials will discuss the case. hazel sanchez has more now. >> reporter: police say the 30- year-old woman fought for her life before her attacker strangled and sexually assaulted her. kathy says she has a warning for her daughter's killer. >> my daughter was a force to be reckoned with and i

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