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up next. have a great morning. captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is monday, august 8th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning.? breaking news. delta airlines grounded all departing flights overnight after a >> an accident on the world's tallest waterslide kills a 10 yer 10-year-old boy. we are in kansas to determine what happened. >> fiblmichael phelps and katie ledecky make history in the olympics and an upset with serena and venus williams. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. this is an issue of delta passengers across the globe and lines and crowds are continuing
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grounds delta airlines. >> it appears to be preventing passengers from being able to check in and flights from being able to take off. >> a 10-year-old son of a prominent kansas state lawmaker died while riding 168-foot waterslide. >> we honestly don't know what has happened and that is why the investigation is going forward. hillary clinton is showing a bump in the polls. trump, mean time, was in full attack mode trying to make up lost ground. change. and he has to change if he is going to win that election. hundreds of california firefighters are battling a fast moving brush fire in the san bernardino mountains. >> we are totally out of control. >> yankees slugger alex rodriguez calling it quit. >> no one wants to ever end their career the way you want to. we all want to keep playing forever. >> the nfl camp and hall of fame
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>> questions arose among the players. >> a huge shark jumps out of the water over and over. >> all that. >> a 58! the lowest score on the pga tour ever. >> ichiro to right. he has climbed the mountain and he has arrived at 3,000. >> and all that matters. >> in this olympic world, we are all equal. >> that is simply not true. the whole reason we do this is to find out who is best than ever them stand higher than the other people who are not as good as them. >> on "cbs this morning." >> taking off in the water now! ahead by a full second! >> katie ledecky breaks the world record. ledecky is on her way to history at the rio games! announcer: this portion of "cbs
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? welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is off. dane ya jacobson of cbs sports network is with us. one of the world's biggest airlines grounded all takeoffs overnight. thousands of delta passengers face major delays. delta blames a worldwide computer outage. >> this could impact thousands of flights, including connections all across the united states and canada. kris van cleave is at reagan national airport outside of washington. delta operates somewhere in the vicinity 5,400 flights a day. right now, around the world, all of the flights that were on the ground when this computer issue began are still on the ground. a global flight hold for all delta flights with the exception of those that were already in the air when these computer issues happened. we don't know the cause and we don't know how long it's going to take to fix the problem. certainly if you are flying delta today, expect delays, particularly this morning.
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moments ago that they are still impacted by computer issues that has forced the airline to hold all of their departing flights at the gate. it is a rough way to start the morning for one of the nation's largest carriers. delta is an airline known for its reliability. they routinely have the fewest cancelled flight and among the best in on-time arrival but not the case today's they are suffering from fairly substantial computer issues. just a couple of weeks ago we saw southwest airlines experience something v similar. their computer issues plagued the airline for days. we know crews are working at delta and at delta airports across the country to get this working again. we have been watching people be checked in here. some people have been able to use the kiosks and some people have not so some signs part of their system are starting to work. at this point, if you're flying delta today, check your flight status because as of right now,
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patience a virtue there today. investigators try to learn how a on 10-year-old boy died on what is one the tallest waterslides. caleb schwab, the son of kansas representative scott schwab. officials say the boy was on the verruckt waterslide. omar villafranca is outside >> reporter: we are in prime water park season, but the road and the park, itself, will remain closed today and no one is really sure when or if the slide in question will reopen. officials still haven't said how 10-year-old caleb schwab died, only that he was on the nearly 169-foot tall verruckt waterslide. >> we honestly don't know what has happened. that's why an investigation, a full investigation is necessary.
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ground. >> first responders started covering it up with a white sheet. >> you just don't really want to believe what is going on. >> reporter: caleb was at the park as part of a special free admission day for lawmakers and their families. the slide sends riders on a three-person raft plummeting to 70 miles per hour. they must be 54 inches tall and each raft a between 400 and 550 pounds. in a recent commercial the slide was being promoted as being taller than niagara falls. >> when facing its sheer size, there is only one question to ask. are you insane? >> reporter: verructs faces delays before opening in 2014. sandbag tests showed the rafts literally sliding off the slide. after sunday's fatal accident, the park stressed its commitment
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inspected every day, actually. our rides are inspected by an outside party at the start. >> reporter: representative swab and his wife michele issued a statement saying we tried itry to mend our home no longer with caleb with us, we are comfort knowing he believed in our savior juices and they are forever together now. we will see him another day. indefinitely. the park's website does not give an age restriction but according to published reports when the ride opened, riders had to be 14 years old. caleb was only 10. charlie? >> thank you, omar. an american is one of two university professors kidnapped in afghanistan. security officials say the unidentified victim was with an australian colleague in kabul last night when they were abducted. they are professors at the
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investigation from london. >> reporter: good morning. the u.s. embassy in kabul confirmed an american citizen was kidnapped near the university. they are withholding his identity for now. afghan officials tell cbs news a number of gunmen in military type fatigues forced the two professors out of their suv at gun point. kidnapping is sometime work of criminal gangs the fear here they could be sold up to taliban or isis which has been fighting to gain a hold in afghanistan. the sued bombing of a rally in kabul last month that killed more than 80 people. just last week, they released photos purporting to show weapons and equipment seized from american forces, including an i.d. card of a u.s. soldier. the u.s. military in kabul said that soldier is safe with his unit and on active duty. but the taliban remains on the attack too. bombing a compound, housing foreigners, last week. recently, police in kabul
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with armed guard and armored vehicles, warning they are targets and the kidnap threat is high. >> boy. thank you so much, charlie. pakistan and sued bombing of a government hospital killed at least 63 people there this morning. dozens more were wounded in the attack in the city of quetta. so far no one has claimed responsibility. it happened after the hospital received the body of a leading lawyer who had been murdered earlier in the day. dozens of his colleagues are gathered there to grieve for him. in the rio olympics, team usa is off to a commanding start. the u.s. dominated day two of the competition leading all countries with 12 medals. that includes three golds. china in second place with eight total medals and italy and japan tied with third with seven each. ben tracy is outside olympic park in rio to show us where the americans have been finding their success. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. from the olympic park here in rio, day three just about to
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still talking about a couple of things this morning. a u.s. gymnast who does not seem bound by the laws of gravity. and two star swimmers who added more medals to their impressive collection. >> michael phelps into the water he goes. >> reporter: michael phelps dove head-first into history. >> phelps is churning the water. >> reporter: the most decorated olympian ever racing toward another medal. >> and the united states will win gold in the third of three freestyle relay, team usa won gold. first time gold medalist ryan broke down while celebrating his first olympic medal as phelps earned his 23rd, 19 of them now gold. >> she is going to break it! >> reporter: less than an hour earlier, 19-year-old katie
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herself, topping her own world record time by nearly two seconds. in gymnastics, the fierce five were back in action. team usa is headed for the team final after dominating the qualifying round. three-time world champion simone biles was once again a pint-sized power house but gabby douglas, hoping to become the first woman in 50 years to repeat as olympic champion, did not make the cut for t that was less of a shock than this. >> a stunner in rehe! >> after 15 wins, venus and serena williams lost their first-ever olympics doubles match. rio's grueling cycling course proved too much for a dutch rider who was in the lead until this frightening crash. she fractured her spine and suffered a concussion. but later tweeted from the hospital that she was
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the first weekend of the games saw many olympic venues with large swaths of empty seats. some fans blame long security lines for missing their events. >> i'm going to go on a limb and say you are american? >> yes. >> reporter: we found some american tourists getting hazed by the home country fans. massive patriotic padres here, i think? >> that is the brazilian energy right there. >> reporter: despite the fun, there has also been two australian rowing coaches were actually robbed at knife point near their hotel and a stray bullet went through the media tent at the equestrian center over the weekend. police say it came from a nearby favela and meant for a police blimp that carries security cameras. >> ben tracy, thank you. russia is pushing back this morning against a decision to ban all of its athletes from
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they announced the decision yesterday. this follows a recent report alleging state-sponsored doping in russian athletics. russia sports federation is now appealing. this ban means russia will not have a presence in the games meant to highlight athletes with disabilities. the country won more than a third of the medals at the 2014 winter paralympics in sochi. donald trump will try to get back on message this morning with a speech in detroit on economics. the republican nominee faded at missteps. the latest national poll shows trump is behind by eight points. our cbs news battleground tracker find virginia voters prefer hillary clinton by double digits, 49% to 37%. and the race is effectively tied in two important western states. clinton lead by two points in nevada, while trump is two points ahead in arizona. major garrett is in detroit where trump will soon speak to
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a quick bit of context about that arizona poll number. a democrat hasn't won arizona in a presidential d only won arizona presidential election once since 1948. so statistical tie for trump there is not good news. he must steady the ship and that is to prevent more defections of republicans and reassure skittish donors. part of that is an economic speech in a few hours that will emphasize across the board tax cuts and lots of help for the fossil opposition trade deals present and pending. >> she lacks the judgment. she lacks the temperament. >> reporter: over the weekend, donald trump tried to change the subject from interparty feud back to hillary clinton. >> i've always had a great temperament. you know, i win. i have a winning temperament. the subject can't be on her, because she has been such a failure so they came up with the word temperament. >> reporter: a new poll shows more than 6 in 10 believe
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as president while more than two-thirds believe trump does not. >> i'm not ready to support donald trump. >> reporter: arizona senator jeff flake repeated calls for trump to change his approach. >> he has only received about 14 million votes in the primaries so far. to get from 14 to 65 or so, you've got to take more responsible positions. >> reporter: on saturday, another republican congressman of virginia announced he would vote for libertarian gary johnson and the third gop >> we will have disagreements, but we will disagree as friend. >> reporter: late friday, trump tried to end his fight with the gop, reading slowly off prepared remarks, trump reversed his decision to withhold support for house speaker paul ryan and senator john mccain in their re-election bids. >> working hand-in-hand, we will grow our majority in the house
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we got to get things done. >> reporter: campaign chairman paul manafort protected sunday, trump was ready for more discipline. >> he is very focused. he knows what he need to do. i am confident that he is going to start doing it. >> reporter: rnc chairman reince priebus played a big role in trump's reversal. they warned trump if he doesn't change, he risks not only his election but top republicans now hope trump gets it and will become less different context, hope is not a strategy. >> thank you, major. certainly more to come. less than a hundred days and counting rb hillary clinton will respond to donald trump with her own economic speech in detroit later this week. her campaign is trying to keep the focus on the economy and her opponent after clinton's latest comments about her state department e-mails raised new questions. nancy cordes is tracking the
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>> reporter: the clinton camp is pointing to independent experts who say trump's tax and spending proposals would lead to a lengthy recession and kill jobs. clinton is visiting more small businesses this week as she tries to prove that she, not the billionaire, can steer the economy. >> an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. >> reporter: clinton's relentless focus on the economy, as trump veers off course. >> she's a monster. >> reporter: may be paying off. 57% of virginians tell cbs news she is prepared to be president, compared to just 36% who now say that about trump. name calling probably doesn't help. >> she is a totally unhinged person. she's unbalanced. >> reporter: the comparison has enabled clinton to take the lead, even though she performs poorly in some areas. only a third of virginia voters think she can bring change to
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>> so i may have short-circuited it. >> reporter: clinton gave a tortured explanation friday for why she mischaracterized the fbi director's comments claiming incorrectly ed she never publicly lied about her e-mails. >> director comey had said that my answers in my fbi interview were truthful. that's really the bottom line here. what i told the fbi, which he said was truthful, is consistent with what i have said publicly. >> she is lying about lying. >> rep sunday she was still parsing her word. >> she now has a fundamental way of saying to people, it wasn't that i lied to you, i just didn't quite remember whatever it was i was going to say. >> reporter: but in politics, everything is relative and a new national poll asked voters who they think is more honest, clinton or trump? she won that one by a narrow margin, dana, 49 points to 40. campaign, thank you. florida's gulf coast this morning is under a flood watch.
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of the state yesterday. more drenching downpours expected throughout the week and 8 to 12 inches of rain could soak tampa north toward the panhandle and some areas are under a major flood risk because of swelling rivers. nfl called off a marquee preseason game last night because it was too dangerous. the annual hall of fame game ka cancelled due to poor field conditions in canton, ohio. paint used in the end zones and at midfield became too hard for the packers and colts to play on the nfl and the players union said they are disappointed for the fans. but players' safety is their primary concern. some car thieves are giving up on hot wiring and turning now to hacking. ahead how criminals can trick your vehicles on-board . beautiful start to your day. 62 right now in kingston. 72 in central park.
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80s today under mostly sunny skies. tonight mainly clear and tomorrow 86 with a mixture of sunshine and clouds a little bit more humid. as we make our way wednesday through the weekend, temperatures hovering close to the 90-degree mark with the chance of showers and storms. iran executes a nuclear scientist who allegedly worked
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he'll play his last game in . good morning. it is monday, august 8th. i'm chris wragge. we have your forecast coming u a portion of the ride es closed. a tractor-trailer carrying beer overturned. now the debris blocks all eastbound lanes at 26. we have traffic extending causing an hour delay. happening today, arraignment for the mount
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police say the girl was unusually cold and may have been placed in a freezer. we'll have more on this story throughout the day here on cbs2. police are looking to this man. he put a gun to the clerk's head. the gun fell apart. the suspect got away empty handed. now let's for the forecast. the forecast looking spectacular. nearly a carbon copy of yesterday. we're starting off in the 50s and 60s and heading for the mid and upper 80s. area of high pressure going to keep us with sun-filled skies today. a for you more clouds to the south. a high of 85 in the city. warm sunshine, low humidity. tonight we're looking at 70 degrees clear skies, light
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86 degrees, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. it will be slightly more humid, but mid-week we crank up the humidity and bring in a chance for showers and storms as highs hover closer to the 90-degree mark. we're back with another local update in 25 minutes. "cbs this morning" returns
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? this is great video for you right now. the olympics aren't just tough for the athletes. as u.s. gymnast aly raisman showed her strength on the uneven bars, look at her mom. her parents had difficulty showing their strength in the stand. uneasy movements and ultimate pride during their daughter's performance. they went rocking back and forth holding on to each other like they were duplicating aly's performance. someone tweeted this. best sporting event to watch, aly's mom and dad. >> exactly. looked like they were watching a bowling ball, trying to like move it. >> their daughter made them proud yesterday. welcome back to "cbs this morning.?
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scientist who tehran says was an american spy. hillary clinton reportedly discussed his case in e-mails during her time as secretary of state. ahead the mystery why the scientist decided to return to iran knowing he could face the death sentence. plus our laptop, key to the future of car thefts. ahead how hackers can take over a vehicle in just minutes. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" says most russians apparently want president. pollsters asked which candidate would improve relations with russia and they said trump. they say they prefer him because he is a man and more fun than clinton. "new york" magazine reports that roger ailes spent money from the fox news budget to target his enemies.
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through his attorney, ailes denies this allegation. he quit last month amid sexual harassment claims. "wall street journal" has a possible cause of the deadliest hot air balloon crash in u.s. history. 16 people were killed last month when a balloon hit a power line in texas. they say the pilot was trying to quickly descend through a break in the cloud and he apparently didn't notice the power lines. year. "the san francisco chronicle" reports on the deadly shooting of a student baseball player who was playing pokemon go. 02-year-old calvin riley was shot in the chest saturday night and it happened at a popular tourist area near san francisco's ghiradelli square. he was playing pokemon on his phone. a rare television address of japan's emperor who talked
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82-year-old ahkihito said he is wanting to retire. but japanese law requires an emto serve until death. a nuclear scientist, we last saw shahram amiri a year ago. errol bar netis in washington with more. >> reporter: the strange series of events includes an execution, nuclear secrets, and u.s. diplomacy. you see a scientist with vital information on deadly nuclear weapons defects to the states, seven years later, his family says he was hanged. the big question here is what made dr. shahram amiri return to
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cost dr. shahram amiri his life. he was reunited to his family and receiving a hero's welcome in 2010. his store he was kidnapped by cia agent but he resisted on spilling the beans on iran's nuclear program. it soon became clear that iranian authorities weren't buying his version of events. he disappeared, presumably until prison until this weekend's announcement. officials said amiri was they call a great satan, vital and secret information. his execution end what was a murky tale, even by the standard of international espionage. he defected to the u.s. in 2009. secrets about his country's nuclear program. but months later, wanted to go home. >> he seems to have gotten cold feet. >> reporter: john alterman is a senior vice president for
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stories all of which is him going back and being with his family in iran. >> reporter: one of those stories he was kidnapped by the cia while on pilgrimage to mecca and tortured during eight months of captivity. then secretary of state hillary clinton said amiri was his own man. >> mr. amiri has been in the united states of his own free will, and he is free to go. >> reporter: being part of iran's nuclear program is a dangerous game. amiri would have >> from their perspective, this is how you treat traitors and it's a little surprising to me that amiri couldn't have anticipated that when he made the decision to go back to iran. >> reporter: the state department would give no further comment on amiri this morning but in e-mails recently released from clinton's private servers, conversations reportedly referred to him as a friend who posed a diplomatic and psychological issue in the days
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one of the baseball's most talented and tarnished figures is retiring. alex rodriguez became a huge star during his 22-year career but sat out the 2014 season in disgrace with a suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs. his steroid use over shadows an extraordinary on the field record. rodriguez fourth on the all-time home run list, third in career rbi, and 19th in career hits. he also player awards. demarco morgan is in the bronx where rodriguez made his retirement yesterday. >> reporter: rodriguez said he is saying good-bye to baseball and the yankees but he will stay close. he'll join the team next year as a special adviser and a well paid one at that. >> i love this game. and i love this team. and, today, i'm saying good-bye to both. >> reporter: alex rodriguez came
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he always does, but on sunday, the 41-year-old was forced to come to grips with the inevitable. >> no athlete ever end his or her career the way you want to. we all want to keep playing forever. >> reporter: rodriguez first entered the scene in 1994 with the seattle mariners. >> his first major league hit. >> reporter: he even was hitting in baseball like few others ever had. >> swung on and line drive, fly away! >> reporter: he eventually ended up with the yankees and, for year, maintained he played the game clean. >> for the record, have you ever used steroid, human growth hormone, or any other performa performance enhancing substance? >> no. >> reporter: like other big leaguers, he lied, but in 2009, he admitted to using steroid. >> i did take a banned substance and,, you know, for that, i'm
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>> reporter: despite the very public apology, the 14-time all-star was linked to steroids yet again and this time suspended for the entire 2014 season for allegedly using peds and trying to cover it up. >> here is a-rod. >> reporter: rodriguez will play his final game in pinstripes this friday but he'll return to the club next year as an adviser to the franchise's younger players. >> for a guy like me that has been to had heel and back and made every mistake in the book i think the mistakes i've made. >> is there any fortunate part of his career is that he is a phenomenal talent and, unfortunately, i think the drugs will obscure the view of his talent. >> i do want to be remembered as someone who is madly in love with the game of baseball and i also hopefully remember for someone who tripped and fell allot, but someone who kept getting up. >> reporter: rodriguez will get what is believed to be around $27 million remaining on his contract. that is because the yankees released him and he did not
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when it comes to average ticket price for his final game, according to reports, ticket sales have skyrocketed some 500% so a lot of people want to see him play. >> a lot of people do. nobody could ever deny how much he loved the game of basketball -- basketball? the game of baseball! he probably liked basketball too. i mean baseball. i've seen him play before so i know. but it's so sad when bill rodden and let it end that way. >> people wonder what would he have been like without the steroids. >> i like him acknowledging, look, i made some mistakes and i kept getting back up. i did some bad things and kept getting back up. coming up next, the new way car thieves can hack into their car. see how they are even surprising the experts with their high-tech methods. if you're heading out the door, watch us live.
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a wave of car thefts in texas is part of a new high tech trend for criminals. kris van cleave show us how bad guys could let them take off >> reporter: point, click, steel. security camera video outside of a houston home shows this guy getting into a jeep wrangler and breaking out his laptop, apparently using the jeep's on-board diagnostic port to trick it into accepting a generic key he brought with him and just drive off. that jeep belonged to david payne's daughter. >> actually, my daughter was sleeping in the room above it. her dog and her slept through it
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in the hold days, thieves could hot wire a car but when the new technology came along, it was no longer possible to hot wire a car. and that is why we saw auto thefts really drop off. but as with any kind of crime, the thieves always find a way to outwit technology. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," kris van cleave, washington. in statement to cbs news, fiat chrysler says it takes safety and security seriously and is working with police on the continuin >> just shows you the flip side of technology, doesn't it? as great as it is. >> you wonder i get a text message when i buy something on my phone. they send you a text message to somehow cancel out what thieves are able to do with that technology? >> delta airlines, computer problem shut down the whole system. a shark sort of flips out, you might say. a fly fishing tale come up next that involved a little bit of flying. this guy can jump.
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. good morning. it is 7:56 on this monday august 8th. we have your forecast in just a moment. first, a commuter alert. a tractor-trailer accident. >> for the morning ride. it's a tractor-trailer that was carrying beer that overturned. now that debris blocks all of the eastbound lanes at exit 26, which is hamilton avenue. traffic extends back to the bridge, adding roughly an hour to your commute. delta airlines has grounded all flights scheduled to leave this morning after experiencing
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though flights en route are operating normally. passengers stranded at airports worldwide. police are looking for this woman who they say assaulted a 16-year-old girl in brooklyn. the incident happened back on june 12th. the woman in this photo punched and killed the girl in the face, head and body. now let's get over to vanessa with your forecast. it is beautiful out there right now to start things off and it's going to stay that way tod but overall it's going to be a sun-filled day, 74 right now. we're heading for the mid-to- upper 80s out there with low humidity. big picture is this high pressure is in control. you can see the clouds. there are more clouds to the south of the city than the north. mid-to-upper 80s, some will hit the low 90s. looking good out there. tonight, mainly clear skies, 70
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suburbs. tomorrow, 86 degrees, more humid, but still comfortable, a mixture of sunshine and clouds. by mid-week we're cranking up the humidity and bringing in an opportunity for showers and storms on wednesday. we're back with another local update in 25 minutes. "cbs this morning" returns
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? it is monday, august 8th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning.? more real news is ahead, including hillary clinton's lead over donald trump. bob schieffer looks at how republicans fear trump's campaign could cost him seats congress. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. this is a major global computer outage that has resulted in nearly all delta flights being held on the ground. the park, itself, will remain closed today. no one is really sure when or if the slide will reopen. u.s. embassy in kabul has confirmed that an american citizen was kidnapped and they are withholding his identity for now. >> day three about to kick off. people are still talking about
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medals to their impressive collection. >> steady the ship to prevent more defections and reassure skit skittish donors. >> clinton tries to prove she, not the billionaire, will steer the economy. >> he is saying good-bye to the yankees and baseball. he will stay close and join the team next year as a special adviser and a well paid one at
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delta expects large-scale flight cancellations. >> this could affect flights in the u.s. and canada if the airline cannot fix this problem. the power outage knocked delta's computer systems off line. investigators do not yet know how a 10-year-old boy died on a kansas waterslide billed as the world's representative scott swab lost his life yesterday. they the family were visiting the family on a special day for kansas lawmakers and their families. he was on a slide called the verruckt. adjustments reportedly had to be made to the slide's second hill after sandbag tests as you see showed rafts flying off the
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inspected daily. >> athletes are preparing this morning for the third day of competition at rio in the olympics. team usa leads all countries with medals and three gold and china in second place with all medals and italy and japan tied at third. ben tracy is outside of olympic park in rio with the american's plshts accomplishments so far. >> reporter: charlie, bonjio as they say here in rio.pfans are e games. so far, these games have been very, very good to team usa. last night, the action was, obviously, in the pool and that is when we saw katie ledecky, not only win the 400-meter freestyle but beat herself and topped her own world record time two seconds and that is huge in swimming. michael phelps helped team usa
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and michael phelps has 23 olympic medals and 19 are gold in his collection. if you're accuser about the markings on phelps back, they are known what is cupping. a recovery method used to relieve tension in the muscles and increase blood flow but it looks kind of strange. in gymnastics the fierce five were back in action and gabby douglas did not make the cut for all-around and hoping to become the first woman in 50 years to repeat as olympic champion. competition gets under way in guana barra bay. the bay is nasty and they are putting helicopters in the air to spot for trash before the sailors hit it. so good times here in rio, gayle. >> bongia, as they say. thank you. >> bongia. >> see you later on. got it. donald trump and hillary clinton are focusing on the
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today. clinton had a rare moment on friday. she answered questions from preselected reporters at the national association of black and hispanic journalist convention in washington. >> clinton's last formal news conference was last december in iowa, more than 240 days ago. clinton said on friday, she might have, quote, short-circuited it for answers about her private e-mail servers but said she never lied. fbi director james comey said in july a very clinton's e-mails, quote, bore markings that indicated the presence of classified information. >> he did say there were three e-mails that were marked classified at the time. >> is that inconsistent? >> well, here is -- here are the facts behind that as well. you know that i preside -- i sent over 30,000 e-mails to the state department that were
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of 30,000 had anything resembling classified markers. the three e-mails out of the 30,000 did not have the appropriate markings. and it was, therefore, reasonable to conclude that anyone, including myself, would have not suspected that they were classified. >> i'm from the "the washington post" and thank you for being here and i think on behalf of of all us we across the country. especially those news organizations that travel the country with you everywhere you go. a majority of voters consistently say, frankly, they don't like you and they don't trust you. how would you lead a nation where a majority of americans mistrust you? >> i take this seriously. don't -- you know, don't doubt that. i take it seriously.
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things and i recognize that i have work to do. but when i started running for the senate in new york, a lot of the same things were said. i won. i worked hard for the people of new york. and i was re-elected with 67% of the vote. >> cbs news contributor bob schieffer is with us, our former chief washington correspondent and former host of "face the nation." good morning. >> hey. >> speak to this question about e-mails. she still hasn't, in a sense, cleared that issue up. >> you know, somehow or another, stop these, yes, but apologies as it were. why doesn't she just say, look, i really made a mistake, i regret it, i would never put the nation's national security at risk. but to try to go through all of these fine points and things. >> yes, but continues the story. >> yes. but i think a short answer would
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this case. i mean, she made a mistake. she has said she made a mistake and i think if she kind of would let it go at that, maybe it would put this to rest. i mean, it's not going to bury it forever because republicans are going to keep bringing it up. >> but that simple, bob? say i made a mistake, i'm sorry, i learned, i move on? >> that would be -- i mean -- >> it seems really easy. >> i'm not here with bias comments on how to run a business. she would be better served. >> she also failed to respond -- i think i'm seeing the full conference she had there, although how limited it was. she failed to respond to the idea of having more press conferences too. she sat there and smiled but did not respond. >> i think more press conferences would be good for her and for the press. i think it's better for everybody. >> word is that donald trump is going to reset his campaign today. he is in detroit giving a speech on his economic agenda. but you've been talking to
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concerned. what concerns them most? >> well, i mean, first, he sa says -- you know, the title of donald trump's speeches are not always what donald trump's speeches are about. he could announce he is going to talk about galalo's telescope and a baby would cry and he has a way of topping his own -- his own stories. but i think in this case, we will have to wait and see what he has to say. his advisers are desperately trying thi to talk about something other than some of these ad-lib remarks that he keeps getting deeper and deeper in trouble, and this is now beginning to be reflected in these polls. >> but what about this on the other side of the aisle? a new "the washington post"/abc news poll shows trump 4% lead among independent voters. those are the voters that will help decide this election. >> that is the one bright spot because every other thing in
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i mean, she is just leading everywhere. you heard major garrett this morning talking about it's very, very close in arizona. you know? how long has it been since a democrat has carried arizona? 1948, maybe? >> yeah. the land of john mccain and barry goldwater and others. >> what is the gop worried about as we sit here today? >> they are worried about now. this is very real. i spent a lot of time last week, toward the end of last week and over the weekend, tal insiders, unquote. they are not so worried now about whether he is going to win or lose, but whether if he loses by a large enough margin in some of these key states that he takes down their senate candidates. for example, ohio, michigan, new hampshire, pennsylvania. they are saying to me, look, if he wins by eight or ten points, it will take down the republican -- >> if she wins by eight or ten points.
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he loses by eight or ten, it will take down the senate candidates with them. they are more worried now about losing the senate now, i think, than they are about whether or not they win the white house because, i mean, they really worried. here is how serious it is. i had a former cabinet officer in a republican administration tell me last week, he was calling around and trying to get together a group to go talk to trump and not as an intervention, but t would be best for all concerned if you resigned from the ticket. now that is not going to happen. we know it's not going to happen, but the fact that people are talking that way just tells you how worried they are right now about this. >> bob schieffer, always good to see you. >> thank you. you in the star of "hamilton" will be here in studio 57. ahead, javier munoz shows us how he became a founding father of
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? i'm all right ? >> check out this big guy making his way through the golf course in florida. just sort of lumbering along. the huge alligator is now a mascot of sort to the players after the sighting was shared online. david begnaud is in palm meadow how the reptile i course. >> reporter: good morning. the golfers have a different story about how many gators they have seen on this course. some estimate nearly a dozen. but there is no mistaking the big guy. on any given day, you might find him right in this pond. having a little dinner or just the big guy whose name is chub bnchtss hangs out in this reservoir across the way from the pond and this is the spot where he was last seen on friday.
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an grater suit. >> reporter: the golfers who took this video was in disbelief. a gator standing on its legs on the golf course. it's a sight so surreal that chubbs as he is known is a internet phenomenon. the video has been viewed more than 19 million times. but regulars here in palm meadow, florida, are unfazed. >> this is a great course. you do, y out here and there are some real big ones. >> they will be fighting and running across. it's a pretty interesting course. >> what most people don't realize these things go short distances but they tire out quickly. >> they are fast. >> yeah, they are fast for a short distance. like of us old guys. >> his head was about here. >> reporter: course manager ken powell says chubbs has been a fixture on the fairway for years.
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old. which krchubbs comes out, play doesn't stop. if it comes close to him, they drop toot one' play right on through. >> he is not a nuisance alligator and no plans to take him away. he is not considered to be hurting anybody. >> reporter: once a danger, alligators are a federally protected species. fatal attacks on humans are the state in the last ten years. and that includes the killing of a 2-year-old boy at disney world back in june. alligators can live in any body of fresh water. tim geist is a trapper and says alligators should always be treated as a potential threat. >> a lot of the public doesn't understand when they feed an alligator, they are creating a monster. you know? you feed that alligator, he is going to keep coming back for more and then he gets bigger and bigger. all of a sudden, he sees you as
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>> reporter: chubbs may look like a monster, but the club believes as long as patrons continue to leave him alone, golfers and gators can peacefully coexist. the state record for the longest gator in terms of one caught is 14 feet, 3 1/2 inches. chubbs, they estimate might be about 15 feet but, dana, nobody is checking and nobody is measuring and as long as he doesn't bother anybody here, as you can tell by the golfers long as he wants. >> i would not mess with him either. pull out the tape measure. >> not to mention, jim furyk shot a 58 yesterday, a new record for the pga. >> that is right. >> chubbs was not around. >> okay. >> chubbs is not tasting it. 58 is the first person ever in the pga to do that. 59 was the previous record. >> many have hit 59. >> i think i'd leave chubbs around.
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talk to your doctor or pharmacist. about a vaccine that can help prevent shingles. talk about being in the room where it happened. he is the new "hamilton" taking over from lin-manuel miranda. javier munoz will be here at the table and here in the room when that happens. he just arrived. can't wait.
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good morning. it is 825 8:25. a commuter alert. a tractor-trailer accident on the bqe. >> a portion of the bqe is closed for the morning ride causing extensive delays. overturned. it blocks one lane eastbound at exit 26. this is the scene earlier in the day. it's at hamilton avenue. we have miles of traffic that extends to the bridge. delta airports has grounded all flights scheduled to leave this morning after experiencing an unspecified outage. they say flights are currently
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normally. a long island house painter is being held on $2 million bail this morning. he is accused of breaking into a home in southampton and sexually assaulting a woman. he appeared in court over the weekend. the alleged attack took place friday morning. a call for action in the fight against zika. senator schumer is urging congress to return to washington and pass a $1.9 billion bill that would fund vaccine research. on the verge of finding a vaccine to stop zika, and because congress is derelict in its duty, we are not going to get that vaccine for a long period of time because they don't have the money. >> lawmakers don't return to washington until september. so far 16 people have been infected with the virus in miami. there are 537 cases in new york all infected while traveling.
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>> we have some clouds. yes but it is still a beautiful beginning to your day. 74 degrees northeast winds at 3 miles per hour. relative humidity at 62%. high pressure is in control. that will allow for lots of sunshine, but note there are more clouds especially south of the city. that will stay the case for the duration of your day. 85 this afternoon. that's where we're heading. some will hit the low 90s. low humidity and looking good ov skies. tomorrow still relatively low humidity, but you might notice just a little bit higher than today. 86 degrees. a mixture of sunshine and clouds. into the midweek forecast, it is going to get a little bit hotter and a lot more humid with storms. >> thank you. we are back with another local update in 25 minutes. i am mary calvi. "cbs this morning" returns in
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the bride's daughter died ten years ago but at her wedding in more than spirits. heartbeats inside the man with walking down the aisle with jenny. t >> are you kidding? >> heart recipient arthur bryant met for the first time on friday one day before her big day. she even got to feel her dad's heart beat. thomas says he couldn't imagine a greater honor after steffi wrote to him with the request. that story just gives me goose bumps! >> and tears in the eyes. >> yeah, that her dad was there. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, the
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it's called "hamilton." >> huh? what? >> had you heard, dana? he says he has never had a relationship. charlie, have you heard? charlie has heard. like a relationship like the one he has with the show's creator and former performer lin-manuel miranda. javier munoz is in our studio 57 green room. olympic swimmer anthony ervin is back 16 years after winning gold. he went through dangerous personal detours along the way. ahead, how swimming came back to save him. right now it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reports on a wake-up call for drowsy drivers. aaa foundation estimates drowsiness cause an average 328,000 crashes per year in the u.s.
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crashes. a drive without sleep for 18 hours will perform about the same as someone with a 0.05% blood alcohol content. after awake 21 hours it driver mimics 0.08% blood alcohol concentration. >> don't drive if you're drowsy or if you're texting. don't drive. >> good advice. the hill reports on a warning to psychiatrists, analyze donald trump. some people have wondered whether trump has a personality disorder. the american psychiatric association is encouraging its members to refrain from offering opinions about trump without personally evaluating him. "the new york times" reports on president obama's star-studded birthday bash. stevie wonder and reportedly paul mccartney were among the secret guests for friday's white house party to mark his 55th
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president. magic johnson posted a picture with his wife headed to the bash. reverend al sharpton tweeted a photo leaving the party and nick jonas tweeted tonight is a night i will never forget. >> they ask you not to tweet and i don't do that. they ask you to check in your cell phones but people were taking pictures before and after the party. they ask so you don't do that. >> and it stands with the president? >> it was a whole lot of people dancing >> gayle, from now on, you dance with the president. >> good time was had by all but a lot of people on the dance floor. >> some people didn't quite make it. >> yes, but some people did. some people didn't. we were wondering, where were those people? >> you were asking those people who seem to be on the invite list. >> where were those people? it was nice. a very nice tribute to him. you know, the last time in the white house and i can say a good time was had by all. >> no tears, just celebrations?
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absolutely, charlie. celebrate good times. come on. charlie goes places. star ledger of new york reports on a plan to fight distracted driving in new jersey a law that could ban coffee drinking in cars. the proposed bill goes beyond preventing talking or texting on the phone. the broadly worded message could also ban drinking or eating or grooming behind the wheel. it's similar to a 2009 law passed in maine. listen t project it calls gurgle maps. scientists plan to map the ocean floor by 2020. sonar will find underwater obstacles. a submarine hit a submerged mountain in 2005 and injuring 97 others and killinging a crew man. javier munoz took on one of the biggest roles for him when
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"hamilton." javier munoz joins us at the table. congratulations to you. >> thank you very much. >> we should say you've been there from the very beginning. >> absolutely. >> you've been there from the very beginning. you were involved in the creative process. you had been working on the show. >> absolutely. it was, i think, 2011 when i got the first call from lin to come on into the workshop process and i've been with it since. only one year that i sort of missed a few workshops. >> when you first heard about sure what this is, but you thought, damn, it's going to be good? >> the first thing i thought was this sounds a little strange. >> strange? yeah. yeah. >> but it's lin and i trusted him. of course i went in the room and upon hearing the music for the first time, that it was clear this was going to be great. it just wasn't clear that it would become what it has. >> really. it is a phenomenon. you were in it recently. talking about the phenomenon how
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what is it? >> i think we just touched upon something that i think audiences have been waiting for so long, right? it's diversity on stage and a living history and it's something familiar to us. it's not -- it's not a fantastic story as far as something made up, right? this is our history and we are talking about something almost tangible. and that is so relevant to today, so i think all of that combined with just ln's genius >> it has everything, though. >> yes. >> including a sexy hamilton! >> oh, thank you. >> sexy hamilton! >> it has power. >> it does. >> a campaign for the presidency. >> yes. >> it has war. >> yes. >> betrayal. >> betrayal. >> yes, yes. >> but think about alexander hamilton. his dad abandoned him and his mom dies and a guardian commits
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that is really describing this character. >> against all odds, he made his life happen and really made his life happen with his own hands. he made -- manifested it all. >> lin said i'm so happy for javier but i'm jealous he got to perform for jay-z and beyonce. you didn't know they were in the audience. >> thank goodness i didn't know. i don't know if i would have opened my mouth. that was exciting. >> when the president came you were scheduled to perfm lin on could have said i'll take this but he didn't. >> it's true. i actually assumed that would be the case. i assumed that lin would do my first show the next week, but they trusted me to go on and it pwas a thrilling show, absolutely. >> you guys -- >> did he come to the theater at all? >> which? >> when the president came? >> yes. lin was watching in the house with the president. i think he was one row in front or something. it was exciting. really exciting. >> i was going to say, beyond that, it's the students that you
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a different sort of excitement as well. >> oh, my gosh. when those -- when we have the student matinees, i swear, if there was a way to gather that energy and store it, it would power this country for a millenn millennium. it is so much electricity coming from them and they are so excited to be there and so engaged and unlike everything i've ever seen happen with a young audience like that. >> this morning, bob schieffer was here and he granddaughter who tweeted. do you know? >> no, no. >> she brought a picture to you has that she has drawn. >> she waited outside the stage door. she gave it to you and then you tweeted the picture and bob said that was worth -- you just made her day. actually, you made her life. >> yes. >> it shows the interest. the point i was making the interest you take in young kids and the time you take to do it. >> it's because of the time they take, right? >> yeah. >> when a young person -- >> waiting at the stage door for
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something to give, that is an important moment for them. >> you said that when you were younger, you saw theater as an instrument for social change. >> absolutely. >> and this show really is as well. >> yeah. my root is in theater as an education tool and as a means to accomplish all sorts of things, whether it may be a community service type of amazing, though, javier. we have to say, you've been living with hiv since 2002. you are now a cancer survivor. >> yes. >> you said part of the thing you bring to the role is, you know, you don't really have a fear of dying. they always say god doesn't give you more than you can handle but you say god, please, don't give me no more stuff. >> i do. >> i really have had huff now. >> that is an honest truth. there are days where it's like, okay, i get it. >> how do you do it? >> yeah, yeah.
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and my everything. and without them, i honestly don't know that i'd be here. so it starts with them and then i'm very fortunate enough to have dear friends in my life and mentors and colleagues but it starts with my parents and my brothers. >> you and lin met before hamilton? >> yes. we met in 2005. i auditioned for "in the heights." that was the first time we met. i sang a >> which one? >> "praying for time." and i booked the gig! >> before you go, what is the best way to get tickets? everyone wants to know. who do we have to know? >> odd mom out? >> see if she knows a guy. >> javier munoz, thank you. "hamilton" continues its run at the richard rodgers theater on
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u.s. olympic swimmer anthony ervin helped the team qualified for last night's historic gold
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he wasn't part of the squad but if it wasn't for him and his qualifying race the team might not have made it to the qualifying round at all. jamie yuccas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dana. his name may not be the most familiar on the u.s. swim team, but anthony ervin, his story is certainly the most fascinating. later this week, at the age of 35, he will be the oldest swimmer to compete in an individual event at the games since 1904. but this isn't his first olympics. he won gold back in 2000 at the age of 19 and then vanished from the sport entirely. when anthony ervin tied for gold in the 1500 meter freestyle, it was supposed to be the highlight
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honor and enormous privilege. >> gary hall and anthony ervin share the gold! >> reporter: instead, it led to the most tumultuous time of his life. >> part of what led to a lot of the angst initially doing well and performing well. the social kind of like joy that come from others and knowing one has done well and you kind of get hooked on that and you kind of need that to sustain yourself and to move forward. >> reporter: adding to his teenage identity crisis, ervin's parents are american and african-american. >> the first to make the olympic team. >> reporter: the only problem, he never identified as a black man. did it make you mad when people called you the first african-american swimmer? >> i wouldn't say it made me mad but it created an immense amount of confusion. >> reporter: that confusion added to the weight of his golged and his two world championship titles a year later. at the height of it all, he
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>> post-olympic champion status was about rediscovering, rebuilding myself the way i wanted to be, not the way others were, at least the way i perceived others wanted me to be gee over the next decade, he sold his gold medal and donated the money to charity and took off on a spiritual quest. he dabbled in everything from buddhism to a hard party lifestyle of playing in rock bands. instead of a pool, he sank into depression, which at its deepest, led to a sued attempt and death-defying motorcycle accident. near the age 30, he desperately needed a shot at redemption. >> for me, getting the tattoos was a way of reclaiming my own skin and getting control of myself. >> reporter: armed with elaborate new ink, he went back to school and started coaching at a swim camp for kids. those kids helped him remember what he loved about swimming in the first place. >> the water, when i was a child, it was a place of
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you kind of fall away into this meditative state and i got that back. >> reporter: he dove back into competition and a dozen years after his last olympics, qualified for the 2012 games, with a personal best time in the 50-meter freestyle race, but in london, he only placed fifth. >> he is probably the most interesting human being on our team, maybe in the whole olympic team. we are going for the gold. >> reporter: david marsh is of the u.s. swim team's head coaches and known ervin since anthony was 17 years old. earlier this year he started training him for another shot at gold. >> i arrived in my place about eight weeks before the olympic trials. didn't seem as confident as i felt he needed to be for the games. then he became anthony again. anthony has the most brilliant sprint freestyle stroke on the planet. >> reporter: that stroke carried him to one of the fastest times he has ever posted at the olympic trials earlier this summer and earned him a ticket to rio.
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good morning. monday, august 5. i am mary calvi. a commuter alert. >> a tractor-trailer accident on the bqe is causing delays this morning. the truck overturned and spilled cases of beer closing hours at exit 26. hamilton avenue. one lane has since reopened, but expect heavy traffic through that area. a delta airlines ground stop has been lifted and limited departures are underway this morning after the airline experienced a computer outage in atlanta. delta says they are experiencing three to four hour delays. customers should expect cancellations through the day. today arraignment for the
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her toddler. 26-year-old dejah barte was arrested saturday. on friday, her 15-month-old daughter was found unresponsive in their apartment. she was pronounced dead a short time later. police say the girl was unusually cold and may have been placed in a freeze near and alex rodriguez is retiring his cleats and sliding into a new role as special advisor and instructor for young yankees players. he announced his retirement yeer this friday. tickets to that game have already skyrocketed. it's now 8:56. get a check on your warm temperatures for today. here's vanessa murdoch. heading for the mid-to- upper 80s, low 90s for some. a beautiful live picture from the em tire state building. 77. northeast winds at 3 humidity. humidity at 62%. big area of high pressure
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the north, more clouds to the south. a beauty. 85 in the city. close to 90 elsewhere. low humidity. sunshine. tonight clear skies and 70. tomorrow a mixture of sunshine and clouds with a high of 86. >> thank you. our next newscast is at noon. we are always on at cbsnewyork.com. i am mary calvi.
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