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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, october 1st, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." hurricane joaquin gains strength overnight. new details on the path that could target millions of amers.ican the u.s. says who is bombing in syria is like pouring gasoline on the fire. russia target cia backed rebels. >> a weight loss company sues its own customers for posting bad reviews we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> as we head toward the weekend, a chance for a strike ofin makg landfall anywhere from north carolina up to new jersey. >> joaquin takes aim at the east
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cot. >> now a category three hurricane. >> it's bearing down on the bahamas as another storm produces record rain. >> russia has begun air strikes on isis. >> the pentagon says they staggered enemies of assad. >> cautison a weakness and he is taking full advantage. the high ranking official of the secret service encouraging staffers to release embarrassing rminfonatio about congressman jason chaffetz. >> what are they doing over there? these guys are entrusted with guns over the president. >> russians tried to hack hillary clinton's e-mail account. >> this was always meant to be a partisan political exercise. >> donald trump says he is not buying the warm relationship between two of hivis rals, jeb bush and marco rubio. >> they hate each other. it's political bull [ bleep ]. ug ly scenes from a youthful football game in california. adults in the stands started fighting as the kids finished up
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their ga mes. arson suspect out of colorado springs trying to light a wells fargo branch on fire. it "back-fired." >> a kayaking trip took a turn for the worse for a bear. >> why are you eating my stuff? >>t thausis jt to ovulerha it in the airport. >> it's a lot less expensive than a 2,000-mile across the border. >> virtual relate from the perspective from an audience member. your view could go from this to this. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. ♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." a new wave of heavy rain and flooding threatens millions
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along the east coast. hurricane joaquin has strengthened to a category three storm. it is churning in the atlantic and could make landfall in the united states over the coming days. right now, joaquin is pounding eyelids near the bahamas with winds around 120 miles an hour. virginia has already declared a state of emergency, as the storm is expected to move north. >> the east coast has been hit hard this week. flooding affected parts of south carolina overnight. it forced roads to closed and created a sinkhole. more than 6 inches of rain slammed maine yesterday and standing water filled roads. around 6,000 people lost power. this morning in new jersey, crews will be building massive sand barriers on the beaches to prepare for the possibility of serious flooding. chief weather forecaster lonnie quinn of our new york station wcbs is tracking joaquin as it approaches. what are you seeing? good morning. >> reporter: gayle, i see some really big changes out there. not only in the track and the intensity. yesterday at this hour, i was talking to you about a tropical storm.
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today, it's a hurricane with a pretty big number. take a peek the 5:00 numbers in from the national hurricane center. it looks like this on the infrared satellite pictures and numbers to go along it. 120-mile-per-hour winds and cat three to become a cat four and makes all-important turn to the north and travel up the eastern seaboard. is it a landfall or not a landfall? both are possibilities today. could be a landfall from north carolina to massachusetts. but there is also a possibility at least, and it could stay out to sea. not a great possibility but it's out there. here are the spaghetti models. now all over the place. anywhere from north carolina up to the east end of long island. you did see one or two pushing out to sea. how is that possible? it's all because there are so many different variables that we are dealing with this storm. high pressure, low pressure, another high pressure. this high, if it sets up further offshore that's your escape route. if it pushes further to shore, it will push the storm onshore and if this high drops in that,
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that seal the deal and pushes it onshore. a lot to watch and monitor and possibly another update will come out in an hour and see you then. russian war planes are reportedly attacking targets in syria again this morning. u.s. rebel fighters backed by the cia was hit in one of the opening round of air strikes. russian foreign minister insist they only attacked isis positions. defense secretary ash carter said russia should not use force to prop up bashar al assad. >> figghtin isis without not pursuing a pill transition only risks circulatie i escalating t. this approach that approach is tantamount to poweriur gasoline the fire. >> russian planes are hitting areas of syria where isis is not
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in control. holly williams has more. >> reporter: russia gave the u.s. one hour's notice before launching these air strikes and there are unconfirmed reports this morning of more strikes. we are now in a very dangerous situation with both the u.s. and russia conducting air strikes in syria, but backing different side in the country's civil war. russian war planes struck rebel-held areas in central and northern syria, despite russia's planes that had hit isis positions, at least some of the targets appear to have been in areas that are not controlled by isis, or groups linked to al qaeda. 36 civilians were killed, including children, according to syrian opposition forces. a syrian rebel commander who is backed by the u.s. told us the russians will be treated as
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occupiers. russia has backed the syria in the regime in the civil war and supports syria so-called moderate rebels. the syrian war has already cost more than 250,000 lives and forced nearly 12 million people to flee their homes. for weeks now, russia has been building up forces on an air base near the syrian city of latakia with over 30 fightereo jets and helicopter gunships and anti-aircraft systems. the u.s. says it does not object to russia's targeting isis, but fears that attacks on other groups will only serve to make the syrian conflict even bloodier. as america continues its air strikes against isis in syria, the u.s. and russia will hold talks this week to reduce the
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risk of an accidental collision in syrian air space. charlie? >> holly in turkey, thank you very much. michael morrell is with us from washington a former deputy director of the cia. good morning. >> good morning. >> what do these air strikes tell us about what russia is trying to do and what is the risk of a wider war? >> what putin is trying to do here, charlie, is strengthen assad, prop up assad. that's why he is going after the moderate opposition. because they have put assad under the most pressure he has been under since the fall of 2012. the reason he is doing that is he does not want assad to fall because he really believes that if assad falls, there will be more instability in syria, giving more running room to isis, maybe even having isis in damascus and that is why he is doing what he is do. >> does the u.s. believe that? >> so i don't think putin is thinking about this right, charlie. he is absolutely right, that if
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assad leaves tomorrow with no follow on government, then you're in a libya kind of situation with chaos. the u.s. plan all along is a transition from assad to another government. that is what we have to have. that is the only solution here and putin has just made that much more difficult. >> how does this complicate things? i mean, you hear president putin saying that these air strikes were to carry out terrorists and, in fact, u.s. officials say the attack was not directed at isis. if you look at the map, where these air strikes are occurring, gunships and airplanes are near the central city of homz where few, if any, militants of the islamic state. do the u.s. and russians need to get together quickly and work this out? >> norah, the risk is that we are both flying in the same air space, in the same country. you have to deconflict. and that deconfliction has to be every day and every morning the two sides need to get together
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and say we are flying here, you're flying there. there needs to be that kind of dialogue. hard to imagine, hard to imagine that russia and the united states are going to be able to do that every morning. >> do you deconflict if you only get one hour's notice? >> you do not. so the record, right now, charlie, is that they are not going to do that. we need to pressure them to do it. >> so he keeps saying that he is going after isis, but our intelligence shows otherwise. why do they keep going with this narrative, mike morrell? >> because they really are. go back to what i said to charlie earlier, they really are focused on isis. but they are focused on isis in the sense that if assad falls, isis grows, right? they are trying to protect assad so they are going after all of assad's enemies. >> mike, let me ask you about the historical significance of this. this is the first time that russia has conducted combat operations in the middle east since the ends of world war ii. >> correct, correct. they and the british invaded iran right at the end of world
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war ii to preserve the oil fields for the allies, so one of the things, right, the primary focus of putin here is protecting syria, protecting assad, right? the second is he has always wanted to be a big player in the middle east and this gives him that, so is there a symbolic aspect to this as well. >> thank you, michael. >> you're welcome. syria was a big topic in our interview with vladimir putin on "60 minutes." the russian leader expressed concern as a power vacuum in syria if president assad is forced out. putin pointed out other situations where he says that led to disaster. you have said that a strong centralized government is in the dna of russia. you know, and you have a huge fear, as you suggest, an anarchy, maybe in syria and in other places, of no strong government.
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that's the fear that vladimir putin had. >> translator: well, i'm not saying that there is no strong governments in the country. i'm saying that if there is no government at all, then there will be anarchy and a vacuum and a vacuum and anarchy will rapidly transform into terrorism. well, take iraq, for example. a well-known figure, saddam hussein, whether he was good or bad, you probably forgotten that. at some stage, the u.s. was cooperating very actively with saddam when he was fighting iran. you helped rim wihim with arms political cover was provided, et cetera. then, for some reason, you had a falling out and the u.s. decided to eliminate saddam, but by eliminating saddam hussein, the
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u.s. eliminated the iraqi government and thousands of people from the former baath party and they were part of the sunni elite of the state were thrown out on the street. nobody thought about them. now they are filling the ranks of isil. that's what we are fighting against. we are not against some country showing its leadership somewhere. we are against thoughtless actions that result in such negative situations that are hard to correct. >> interesting insights from the russian president. >> yeah. >> it points out again, charlie, how timely your interview was with putin. makes you think he knew what he planned to do. >> we will be watching how much koorp cooperation there is now between the u.s. and russia.
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trump and two republican rivals were asked about syria in campaign stops in new hampshire. major garrett is tracking the republican race. >> reporter: the syrian refuge crisis the worst the world has seen since world war ii took center stage last night. the contrast was stark and memorable. >> a 200,000 man army maybe. >> reporter: voters told voters in new hampshire he doesn't want the u.s. to host syrian refuges claiming they could be part of isis. >> i'm putting the people on notice as coming here from syria as part of this mass moigration that if i win, they are going back. they are going back. i'm telling you. they are going back. >> reporter: not far away, a woman wept while asking jeb bush how he would help her 14 syrian
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relatives who recently escaped to turkey. >> people are leaving not because they are immigrants looking for a better life. they are leaving because they will die, that simple. and we have to play a role in providing support. >> reporter: afterward, bush was told about trump's promise to expel syrian refuges. >> there should be some sensitivity by mr. trump and others this is a specific challenge. if you didn't hear that young woman's concern that people are seeking freedom >> reporter: ben carson came down largely on trump's side. >> unless we have a mechanism of guarantee we are not bringing in jihadist are terrorists. >> reporter: the obama administration is admitting 10,000 more refuges. the high commissioner says
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400,000 refuges must be settled outside of the middle east and international agencies have called on the u.s. to accept 100,000 refuges the next calendar year. a new set of hillary clinton's e-mails shows the private server when she was secretary of state. officials found three state department e-mails that should have been classified as secret. other messages came from hackers trying to steal clinton's personal information. nancy cordes is in washington where officials believe that the hacking attempt was connected to russia. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those phishing e-mails were disguised as speeding tickets. five of them that popped up in clinton's private inbox in august of 2011. security experts say they demonstrate the risks of using a private server to conduct sensitive government businesses. the state's traffic systems came from a dot gov address.
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including clinton said they were caught speeding and click on the attachment to pay it and it was known as a rat. >> once the rat is on your computer they can eavesdrop on your morph, your keyboard and all of the websites you visit and all of the files you open and they can even steal information covertically. >> reporter: a clinton spokesman tells cbs news there is no evidence she opened the attachment. and all of these e-mails show that like other millions of americans, she received spam. the latest e-mail release comes amidst an uproar over the house committee investigating the benghazi attack as kevin mccarthy seemed to acknowledge its purpose was to bring down clinton. >> everybody thought hillary clinton was unbeatable, right? we put together a benghazi special committee, a select committee. what are her numbers today. >> reporter: democrats pounced. >> i can't believe what that
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means, mr. speaker. it means this is a hoax. >> reporter: they called the committee a political smear campaign and demanded it with be shut down. clinton said mccarthy's comments reveal the truth about the committee. >> this was always meant to be a partisan, political exercise. >> reporter: whatever it is, it has hurt clinton. not just her poll numbers but her fund-raising numbers now too. the clinton campaign announced last night it raised $28 million over the last quarter and that is less than $5 million more than vermont senator bernie sanders who raised most of his money in small amounts online and not at big fund-raisers. he also has got a much smaller staff to pay. >> thank you, nancy. this morning, a lucky powerball player is waking up as a millionaire. a jackpot worth more than 310 million was sold in three rivers, michigan. it matched all five numbers and the poswerball in last night's
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numbers. it was sold at this gas station. gayle, you were not in three rivers recently, were you? >> i was not there. otherwise, you would have heard about it. i hope it's a group that gets it. i hope it's a group. what are you going to say? i would have told you. i'm feeling ill! >> what would you do with $300 million? >> i would share it. >> you are a good person. >> thank you. secret service is getting more attention it does not want. ahead, how agents try to embarrass a critic in congress
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how did we know we would be talking about the secret service today? >> stephen colbert is on to something. >> you're right about that. i like tom. go back and hold yourself as a baby. that feels funny. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the secret service, we are talking about them today, because they are dealing with a different kind of attention this morning. senior supervisors apparently knew about an agent's plan to embarrass a congressman. that is according to a new inspector general report. we will show you why some apparently thought revenge on congressman jason chaffetz. that is ahead. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "usa today" reports on the approval of a funding bill to aconverted government shutdown. the government passed it 78-20 and the bill did not strip plan for planned parenthood. president obama signed it before the deadline on midnight and it funds the government until december 11th. a counteroffensive last
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night five afghan. the taliban retreated outside the city. "the new york times" reports on how new york city police will monitor virtually all instances of force and it will include situations like the take-down of former tennis star james blake. a new tracking system and guidelines will be used. officers could face formal discipline if they fail to step in or use excessive force or do not call for help. >> the start of recreational marijuana sales in oregon today. for the first time it is legal to buy pot. some dispensaries opened at midnight pacific time. oregon will not start fully regulating sales and collecting taxes until january. some sellers are offering discounts and even free food today. the salt lake tribune says the director of the secret service promises to discipline agents who released information about a utah congressman.
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a scathing report shows how dozens of agents including senior officials tried to embarrass representative jason chaffetz. jeff pegues is in washington nd shows us how the revenge could be a motive. >> reporter: they did not intend for the information they had to go public but it did and five-month investigation concluded they should have known paets. the inspector general found they violated agency policy and privacy laws. >> who are you holding accountable? >> we are going to wait. >> you're going to wait? that is t problem! that is the problem! we are going to wait? >> yes. >> that's the problem. >> reporter: just as representative jason chaffetz was grilling joe clancy, the inspector general some higher up were expecting to embarrass the congressman. >> they think saef a bomb, believe them. take them down. >> reporter: he has become a
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frequent krk critic of the agency and investigating when agents allegedly drove drunk on white house grounds next to an active bomb investigation. the report says in retaliation, some at the secret service thought to access chaffetz 2003 application to be an agent, a violation of the privacy act. assistant director ed lowery allegedly wrote in an e-mail some information he might find embarrassing needs to get out. just to be fair. according to the report, the file was viewed 60 times by at least 45 agents. 18 senior level supervisors knew about the unauthorized access. by the time it leaked to the media, the report scolded the secret service concluding it doesn't take a lawyer to know what happened was simply wrong. clancy was hired to clean up the secret service. in a statement, he said any employee, regardless of rank or seniority who has committed misconduct will be held
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accountable. chaffetz says the problems with the agency go further than what happened to him. >> the more i learned about the secret service, the more i recognized there is a deep-seeded culture problem and if they are doing this to me, who knows what else they are doing. it really is scary. >> reporter: the report said that the agents' actions were, quote, destructive and corrosive to the secret and joe clancy was brought in to right an agency making headlines for the wrong reasons but the ig report said he did not know what had happened, even though the people around him knew. gayle? >> some could say that is a problem too. thank you, jeff pegues. this morning the ferguson accuses a weight loss company of threatening companies who gave bad reviews. the federal trade commission i suing the weight loss company and saying their claims are baseless and its intent to silence unhappy customers is lawful. elaine quijano takes us inside
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this battle. >> reporter: roca labs based in sarasota sold weight loss powders they said was a bypass to gastric bypass surgery. >> i don't think i will ever buy anything online again. >> reporter: jennifer shyry was thinking about getting gastric bypass surgery when she came across roca weight loss website. >> it was something i could do while at home and it wasn't surgery and i thought it would be easy to do and it said it would shrink your customer. >> reporter: the company claimed the customers could lose up to 120 pounds. shyry says it's a sham. >> it's like trying to eat rubber. >> reporter: when she posted her complaint on the better business bureau's website, roca lab sued
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hr for breaking a so-called gag clause she didn't know she signed when purchasing the product. it states in part, you will not disparage roca labs and if you breach this agreement we retain all legal rights and remedies against the breaching customer. when jennifer tried to remove her comment she said -- >> they asked for my twitter account and facebook and wanted to know who he was texting and e-mailing. she intimate details i was not going to share with them. >> reporter: last week, the federal trade commission filed a lawsuit against the company alleging unfair practices saying not only is the gag clause illegal but it was buried in the fine print. mary engle is the head of the advertising practices. >> no way they knew it was existed in the first place. >> reporter: it is marketed to
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children as young as 6. >> when you have an untested product, it's something we take very seriously. >> reporter: the product's effectiveness was also chaled after a doctor, retained by the ftc said the main ingredients listed were dietary fibers adding, quote, there is no sufficient reliable evidence for the weight loss claims. jennifer is not alone. the company has taken legal action against other customers and gone after a third-party website where unhappy customers posted negative reviews. mark ranassa represents the website. >> my client has a right to share that information. >> reporter: while no federal law prohibiting companies from trying to suppress negative reviews, the ftc hope the actions send a strong message. >> if a company is trying to oppress negative information, we
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a showdown in san francisco between lawmakers concerned with public safety and the city's last remaining gun store, reaches an end game. the store is closing under siege from new regulations from city hall. john blackstone shows us how gun supporters wonder if it was even a fair fight. >> reporter: the modest store front in san francisco's mission
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district doesn't do justice to the iconic status of high bridge arms. at the last gun shop in san francisco, it does as brisk a business in souvenir shirts as it does in firearms. >> we got a call from someone from minnesota yesterday. we sent two off to st. cloud. >> reporter: the shirts have been selling quickly since high bridge announced it's shutting down. >> at the end of october, we will be done. >> reporter: general manager steven alcairo says the business is pushed out of business by a proposed city law that would require never gun sale to be videotaped. >> when a customer takes delivery of their firearm, they want us to videotape that person doing that and to submit to the police department. >> reporter: gun buyers already to fill out a detailed form and go through a background check and a waiting period, but sending a videotape for the purchase to the local police says alcairo one regulation too many.
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>> the idea was just announced. the following two weeks, sales just dipped. it was like a ghost town here. nobody was coming in. >> reporter: legislation hard proposed by mark farrell. >> if i have to choose between the existence of a gun store in san francisco or the public safety of our residents, i'm going to choose the public's safety of our residents every single day. >> reporter: do you have any evidence that, in fact, they have been supplying guns to people who shouldn't have guns? >> none in this store in particular. the target of this legislation is not one store in particular. >> reporter: but it's the only store in town. >> right now it is, but we have also heard that other stores were looking to san francisco and the residents of san francisco, they are demanding we do everything we can to make our streets safer. >> reporter: when high bridge closes gun buyers won't have to go far. a gun store just south of san francisco's city limits. will san francisco be any safer when your door shuts permanently? >> i don't think so. not at all. >> reporter: what will be lost if the store closes?
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>> i think a piece of san francisco's history. >> reporter: the gun racks are emptying fast at high bridge. for those just looking for a shirt, the only ones left are extra large. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, san francisco. ahead the no-show wedding guest who received a bill for uneaten food. plus he is one of the most unusual guide dogs ever. we will introduce to the canine who has given one blind runner new freedom.
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♪ it's not about the money money money money ♪ ♪ we don't want your money money ♪ it is thursday, october 1st, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including target's new sales strategy. why the retail giant is joining competitors that match each other's prices. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. a catee thr forecast becomes a cat four that makes all-important turn to the north sed then travel up the eastern rdaboa. joaquin is pounding islands near the bahamas. virginia has already declared a state of emergency. >> the u.s. and russia conducting air strikes in syria but backing different sides in the country's civil war. what putin is trying to do
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is strengthen assad, prop up assad and why is he going affair the moderate opposition. >> the republican crisis took center stage in new hampshire last night. >> we have to play a role in providing support. >> if i win, they are going back. the e-mails were disguised as speeding tickets and they say they demonstrate the risk of use a private server. >> the investigation concluded they should have known better. the inspector general found they violated agency policy and privacy laws. >> the vatican will not confirm or deny whether pope francis met with kentucky clerk kim davis. >> at first, she refused to meet with the pope because she was told a guy in a dress named francis is here to see you. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. this morning millions in the path of heavy flooding.
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hurricane joaquin is a category three storm and battering islands near the bahamas. the storm is spped to move north and make landfall along the east coast as early as this weekend. >> joaquin may deliver more rain to areas already drenched and dealing with the flooding. water-covered roads in south carolina overnight and it created a sinkhole. people are preparing for the impact of hurricane joaquin along the seaboard. crews plan to build sand barriers along the beaches. lonnie quinn is tracking the sfo storm for us. >> reporter: it's how strong the storm is and how strong it's going to get and where it's going to go. 120-mile-per-hour winds, 20 miles to the east of the bahamas and pounding the area and moving so slowly. like wilma the way it sat on top of the cancun area a number of
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years ago but it looks like it becomes a category four and turn to the north and it has to make a turn to the north, otherwise a gulf coast storm. we think it will travel up the eastern seaboard and losing strength as it does because the water is cooler but monday, 2:00 a.m., possibly a tropical storm. possibly it's a hurricane still. and if you take a look at how all of the models are coming together. much more spread out today than they were yesterday. anywhere from north carolina now up to maybe the east end of long island. the one model that you don't see depicted here is the european. i got to talk about that a second. the european so many of you know about it because it was right on with superstorm sandy. i can trace it for you . the european goes this way. not a huge possibility but a chance as well with this storm. we watch, however, for possible landfall. >> i think it's good to know all of those scenarios. thank you. russia confirms this morning
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its war planes launched a second day of attacks in syria. k american officials say one attack hit an area held by rebel fighters backed by the cia. one rebel commander says this morning that russia strikes will extend the war and, quote, spread extremism. russia claims it only attacked isis forces but at least some of the targets seem to be in areas that are not controlled by isis or groups linked to al qaeda. nearly 12 million syrians have fled the fighting. u.n. officials this morning doubled the estimate of the flow of refuges from syria to europe. donald trump says any syrians who come to the united states will have to leave if he becomes president. trump continued attacking his republican rivals while campaigning in new hampshire. he imitated how jeb bush and marco rubio would answer questions about each other. >> what do you think of rubio? he's my dear friend. he is so wonderful.
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i love him so much. then there is rubio who is running against bush and he probably shouldn't be from a loyalty standpoint. oh, he ask my dear friend. wonderful, wonderful. they hate each other. they hate. trust me, i know. they hate so much, they hate more than anybody in this room hates their neighbor. anybody. but it's political [ bleep ]. you understand? >> how does he know? >> never seen a candidate like this. >> he knows. he knows. >> he knows how to entertain. >> he never backed down. jeb bush told our boston station wcbs you need some level of stability in order to solve problems. he was asked about trading a high five with donald trump at the last debate. >> that was just maybe a little frustration on my part that he has disrespected my family. it was a little more than a high five. >> bush told new hampshire voters last night that donald
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trump has a hard time taking criticism and that he and marco rubio are friend. a houston film crew chose the wrong time and place to make a video promoting a city. they were shooting a we love houston sign when a man approached them with a gun. >> one of these? >> he did one of these. shhh. out of his pants he pulled out gun. the guys put up their hands and walked backward. >> reporter: the crew try to catch the suspect but he got away with 15,000 in camera equipment. we are learning about a certain yankees fan who getting a whole lot of attention all ssacro the country. we showed you, yesterday, how his names will smith. failed to catch three balls at tuesday night's yankees/red sox game at the bronx. he lifelong yankees fan told our affiliate that he got the tickets at the last minute. >> i'm going to get some crap for it but i didn't know i was
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going to wake up with my phone totally blown up and come into work and my boss, my mentor, what do i do? you either got to own it or walk away from it and i just decided this is one you own. make the catches next time. yeah, it was -- >> reporter: right. >> sure. >> sure. smith said a half dozen beers he had during the game didn't help! >> that's the answer! >> half dozen beers? >> half a dozen. the silver lining. there is a silver lining to this story. all of the umpires signed a ball just for him. plans to send it to his older brother, a marine stationed in north carolina. i like his attitude. own it. >> have fun with it. >> is it good to drink that many beers before the game? >> he's lucky it didn't hit him in the head. >> break his glasses is what i was thinking. >> good for will smith. a german shepherd has learned to guide a blind athlete on his runs. only on "cbs this morning," see how their story could change the life of thousands of
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we talk with "cbs this morning" sports analyst bill cowher who will preview tonight's matchup. how will pittsburgh do with their injured star quarterback whose name is ben roethlisberger. is that his name? >> exactly right. a great quarterback. >> i have heard of him. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> he's in the new sometimes for things. >> that's right. when heartburn comes creeping up on you. fight back with relief so smooth and fast. tums smoothies starts dissolving the instant it touches your tongue. and neutralizes stomach acid at the source.
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♪ heading for the open door >> in today's "morning rounds," we know it's important to stay active but for blind athletes it could be a huge challenge. a special dog is helping his owner not just walk out the door but run. a story only on "cbs this morning." barry petersen brings us the story of a man to find the perfect running mate. >> reporter: it's natural that a
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man would want to care for his canine companion. for centuries, dogs have been a man's best friend. >> he is a real snuggly cuddly dog. >> reporter: in this storm a german shepherd name clinger who is charge of carrying for richard hunter. richard is blind and clinger is his guide dog. only one in america trained specifically to lead a blind runner. >> steady. >> what clinger does when he runs with me is no different than his regular guide dog work. he's just moving at a slightly faster pace. he has a lot of drive. he likes to work. he could be highly focused. >> reporter: sounds like you, maybe? >> i think clinger actually has a lot more drive than i do. >> reporter: richard started losing his sight in his 20s when he was a marine corps second lieutenant. now 48 years old, he almost completely blind. >> did he get it. >> reporter: despite that loss
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richard start competeing in triathlons with human guides. then on a day, he and his guide collided with a car. he went through the windshield and his neck broken. >> that was a big wake-up call for me and my family. >> reporter: just three months later he was back running races and nine months after the accident, he ran the boston marathon. there he spotted tomas panic whose school trains guide dogs for the blind and there was an offhand remark. >> richard shouted it out, i'm curious, have you ever trained a guide dog to run? i said, i don't know. it hasn't been done. >> reporter: they had to devise a new training program and the key was finding the right dog. enter clinger. >> he took every challenge we threw at him, accepted it, exceeded it, and gave us the ability to ask for more. >> reporter: over the next six months, they taught clinger to navigate curbs and obstacles at
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a faster pace and, thus, think faster. then he was ready to meet richard. >> it was rewarding. it was rewarding as clinger was. being able to work with clinger and return together and watch the relationship develop with the two of them was a truly inspirational and amazing time for me, that i will never forget. >> reporter: the partnership started with more training at a new york park. >> good boy. >> reporter: and goes on today at their california home. >> steady. >> reporter: clinger can run six miles at a time. he memorized each step of their path, always watching and warning of obstacles, and creating a new kind of independence for richard. >> you don't need to call a friend. you don't need to have somebody come over. you guys, you buddies can just go for a run? >> it gives me a lot of freedom. with clinger in my house, now we have the flexibility that once
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he learns my routes, that we are going to be able to, you know, leave the house whenever we want to and it's just him and i. there we go. good boy. >> if richard can open his door in the morning and be able to get out there and have the freedom to know that is he is safe, that to me is a definition of success. >> reporter: that means others may someday share what richard and clinger now have. >> if this program is successful, it's going to create the foundation for other people to follow in my foot steps. >> reporter: two athletes answering the call of the open road. >> good boy. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," barry petersen, in folsom, california. >> good boy is right. i see why jolene was crying. >> what a great dog clinger is. to give him independence like that. >> you understand, charlie? >> i do. >> you're thinking about your own dog? what are you thinking about?
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yeah. >> i get it. target says it will match any price on more than two dozen websites. jill sl schlesinger will explain how much you can save coming up on "cbs this morning." announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by purina. your pet, our passion. americans...
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♪ a retail giant is aggressively changing its sales strategy this morning in time for holiday shopping. target says it will match the online prices up to 29 competitors, including amazon, walmart, and best buy. the new policy begins today in target stores and online. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is joining us with more. why is target doing this now? >> i think they are a little late to the party and a lot of their target competitors have gone doing it for a while. i think the new ceo is trying to ramp up the online presence and trying to be competitive and saying i'm putting a tent pole down here. we are in this online game. >> so practically speaking, if i go in and buy some detergent and let's say it's $10.99 and i can get it cheaper at walmart i can get a price match? >> you have to prove it and they want to do that which is
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interesting because part of this policy is a little anti-consumer is a pain in the neck. there are guidelines and limitations and the item has to be identical and brand name, size, weight. that could be off-putting for people. they have to be fulfilled by the company itself and no third-party. >> you don't want to get into an argument with a sales clerk about it? >> i know! that is why only fewer than 5% of consumers actually take advantage of these price matching schemes. it used to be the retailer would freak out, we are going to move money if we do that? guess what? they find out consumers aren't using them any way. >> they are launching ahead of the holiday shopping season now. >> and a little scary we are doing a segment on october 1st on holiday shopping but shows you how important it is. when you look at target's presence, they are trying to say we are relevant and part of this. their online commerce and last quarterly report sales are up from a year ago so they are
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making some progress. look. the holiday season we know is all important, right? >> right. >> but we cannot understand what the -- what a consumer is going to do between now and then. what do we know? we know the economy is a little bit shaky right now. the stock market is a little worrisome. if gas prices stay low and people think they will stay low, you're going to have a good holiday season. but if any of those things change, we could see a change in consumer behavior. it is almost like a connect the dots. economy, the people. >> i'm sure you guys know the answer to this but is there a place you with go online and will give you a comparison for whatever you want to buy? >> yes, absolutely. there is tons of appears out there. do a quick google search while in the store. you have the pricing information in your cell phone in front of your eyes. >> show that to them. >> thank you, jill. the author of "fear and
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♪ on the road again just can't wait to get on the road again ♪ ♪ >> he's on the road again, that bill cowher. coming up in this half hour, nfl analyst bill cowher is standing by. that is heinz field in pittsburgh. for the preview of "thursday night football." we tag along with the steelers football coach as he delivers a golden football at his alma mater. how the experience helped define the rest of his life. it is said this man used to shoot at trespassers at his colorado compound. now his wife is inviting people
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in. time to show you some of this morning's headlines around the globe. wholefoods will stop selling products made by prisoners. they have sold tailapia and goa cheese products from a prison since 2011. a man bought google.com. he got a message later saying his message for google.com was cancelled and the domain was no longer available. >> they caught that quick. canada's "toronto star" reports on a pregnant giant panda in the city's zoo. she is having twins. you know about that, norah o'donnell. she is on loan from china as part of a reproductive programs and new hopes for a healthy birth perhaps in mid october. >> it seems like more pandas are being important. >> working on that. coach cowher is the subject
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of this week's honor roll series. the former pittsburgh steelers head coach won the super bowl in 2006. he recently delivered his golden football to his alma mater in western pennsylvania. nfl films is capturing the video for us. james brown takes us to carlton high school. >> reporter: this summer former steelers head coach bill cowher returned to his high school alma mater carlton high school. >> this school is very special. it's a one-read play! really, really enjoyed my years at carlton high school and memories that i will always have. he called that for three years! the one thing you can never take away is the relationships, the experiences that you have. there it is. >> reporter: cowher reunited with old friends and teammates at the 40-year reunion of his graduating class. >> i was very lucky and blessed to have some very good
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teammates. today, wind. we are going to win. we enjoyed playing together. we played for each other. that's him! there he is! coming out of high school here, i was about 195 pounds. north carolina state gave me a chance. i got to try out in the pros and got cut and tried one more time and made it and played five years. >> reporter: following his playing career, cowher returned to his hometown pittsburgh steelers in 1992 as head coach. >> we move on and we win. >> reporter: and won super bowl xl. >> i'd like to thank my roots that started here and i'm very proud of that. >> reporter: lately, things haven't been easy for cowher's alma mater. in 2014 after just three games, the new head coach resigned. >> when coach quit, there were more kids that wanted to come out for the team because there is a different feel about this place. the whole district is a family. >> 1-2-3! >> family!
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>> what we going to do? >> scott yoder was named head coach and the town rallied around the team when they returned to the field. >> when we showed up on the buses, nothing i've ever seen. it lets everyone know that they are here for each other. >> i'm just so glad to see them get through this very challenging period of time last year. ♪ >> seeing bill cowher walk in here was something amazing. >> how you were raised has a lot to do with where you go and i'm so proud to have have been from carlnton high school. we all get knocked down in life but your ability to get up and have persevere and let that be who define you. no greater honor than i have than to give this to coach yoder as a representation of this program and what you represent now. coach? >> thank you.
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>> it's what we talked about. this is what family is about. >> the golden football, to me, is about where your roots are, where you started. because you get to the end, the end is about the journey. >> cbs sports nfl analyst bill cowher is inside heinz field. coach, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. good morning, everyone. >> inspiring words for you about how it took you on your journey. let's talk about tonight's game. how do the steelers do it without big ben? >> well, they got a really good group of players around them, charlie. i think when you look at this football team from antonio brown to le'veon bell who they just got back and a defense that has been playing very well. now the challenge they have tonight is they are going against a baltimore ravens team that lost three games. they are 0-3 so a huge game because they both trail cincinnati bengals team that is 3-0.
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so obeying, big game in the afc north tonight. >> so what things do you think we will see with vick? >> i think what you're going to see is them do some things that are comfortable. it's a short week for him. has is the unfortunate part of but they still have, like i said, a lot of weapons around him. antonio brown. i think we could see a lot of le'veon bell in the running game. i think if you want to throw the ball with michael vick do it on first down. a baltimore defense has given up a lot of passing game but the biggest thing with michael vick be patient with the offense latin the game come to him and don't try to do too much too fast. >> we keep hearing that your coach mike tomlin has a no crutch rule. what does that mean? if you're on crutches you can't be on the sideline and if that is the case, how do you expect ben will contribute tonight? >> i think ben will contribute during the week. the biggest thing he is helping michael in his preparation. i think, right now, the biggest thing for ben is to get back and get healthy. in the meantime, michael vick
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has played a lot of football and has a lot of weapons around him. he understands that. he will not see anything tonight that he hasn't seen before. the biggest thing he is going to see is a level of desperation from the baltimore ravens that is going to take them to a sense that they must come away with a win, somehow, swome way tonight. this is a big game. look in back of me. when you get inside the 20 yard line, it is called the red zone, but in pittsburgh we call it the ketchup zone. we have two ketchup bottles see in the end zone. there they are. when you get inside the 20 yard line they drop and its look like the ketchup is pouring out. only in pittsburgh can we define the heinz bottle as red ketchup. >> desperation is never a good feeling in anything tonight. how do you expect them to play tonight? >> like i said i know john harbaugh. they have had three games they lost and they have been leading in all three of these football games. the last two in the fourth quarter and two last-minute drives have beat them. again, this is a football team
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with joe flacco, they have been to super bowls. steve smith is a big player what has kind of played with a little bit of a chip on his shoulder. they don't have terrell suggs and the heart and soul of their defense and they have to transition into a new defense without him. throw the records out the window when the two teams play. they have a dislike for one another is a kind way of saying it and a lot of hard hitting tonight. this is a big game for both of these teams and again trying to stay within reach of the cincinnati bengals who is now 3-0. >> when you look at the nfl and the afl, what surprises you most so far? >> i think when you look at all of this, a surprising start to some of the teams. new england patriots and denver broncos look very strong. it's funny to watch the den broncos and peyton manning transition into a new offense. what was lat we talked about peyton manning transition into an offense? you look on the nfc side of it, you know, it's still seattle and green bay packers. what kind of start they have gotten off to.
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again, we talk about jurn jis. this is a long season and everybody will go through elements of challenges whether it's through injuries or tough losses at the end of the game. you have to kind of persevere. you have to be resilient and because a lot of times the end part is all about the journey that you take from the beginning to the end. we are in october. we have only played three games. a lot of football left to be played. the story is unfolding before our eyes. >> coach cowher, thank you. listen. how did you get through that session when you went back to your school without getting choked up? i got choked up watching you here in the studio. what did that mean to you? >> you know what, gayle? i went back there yesterday when i landed. they have a tough game on friday. as i told them, you know, they are trying to change a culture. when you try and change a culture, you know, it's a process. and it's challenging and can also be very defining as well. these young boys and the coach, they are embracing the challenge that lies ahead of them and find a way to get out of this 17-game
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losing streak. i'm proud of them as they continue this march onward. >> thank you, coach. you can watch the pittsburgh steelers taking on the baltimore ravens tonight on "thursday night football." you can see coach cowher again when the coverage begins at 7:30 either on cbs. >> no doubt he will be impartial. legendary writer was a
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counterculture hero hunter s. thompson lived life to the fullest. almost 50 years ago, he gained fame with a new brand of reporting he called gonzo journalism. over the years, he became an iconic figure. fans wanted to experience him in person. news from our the farm, thompson's legendary compound. >> reporter: not far from these chic resort town of aspen, colorado, it's unassuming habit that gave r rocky mountain high a whole new meaning. it was the home of hunter s. thompson. journalist, novelist and
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troublemaker and hero. despite nearly 40 years, binge drinking and chain-smoking. >> i might need more hash. i got things that will drive you completely mad. >> reporter: iconic. >> suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and this guy was what looked like huge bats. >> reporter: here in las vegas, one of two books turned into a movie starring johnny depp. >> hunter was like a teenage girl. >> reporter: a teenage girl? >> he was like a teenage girl during that period in the body offerly -- elderly dope fien. >> reporter: she ended up his second wife. >> he would pull that typewriter forward and start clicking on that typewriter. it was beautiful in the house. >> that's a good time. >> it made him happy.
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it made everyone happy. >> reporter: when they married, hunter promised her a good ten years. but she only got two. he committed suicide in front of his typewriter here in the cabin's kitchen in 2005. >> after so many years, i'm still expecting hunter to be at that chair. >> reporter: what do you miss the most? >> his physical body, his presence, his voice, him being here. >> reporter: anita left everything much as hunter left it. masks hanging off a cactus. his reading glasses hitched to a lamp shade. >> it brought me comfort to keep things as they were. that was the reason i was doing it. >> reporter: but some fans couldn't leave her in peace. >> the trespassing is a problem. we deal with it not like hunter dealt with it. he dealt with it shooting out the window or shooting at them. >> reporter: instead, she has decided to invite a select few to visit the farm, making it a
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museum of sorts, as long as she approves the guest list. i know it's been ten years and be, obviously, it's not exactly the same, but the feel of it, the spirit of it. >> uh-huh. there is a lot of energy here. there is no doubt about it. you feel it when you walk in. >> reporter: do you still feel that? >> absolutely. it's palpable. this is? >> this is the room. >> reporter: where he did everything? >> this is where he wrote "fearing in las vegas." he start his campaign for sheriff. this was his sacred room. >> reporter: left behind are old credit cards, his favorite press badges and a pack or two of dusty dunhill. >> the only thing has changed is i moved all of the spider webs away. >> reporter: outside hunter's famous convertible is as shiny as ever. >> this is the red shark. >> reporter: minibottles still full rest where most drivers would put their coffee. >> tangeruay.
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if he was tridrinking this you w it was summertime. he loved gin in the summer. >> reporter: we saw guns and bombs as two of life's great pleasures he saw and evidence by the riddled bullet keg. he and his pal who owned the farm once strapped dynamite to a jeep just for fun. >> the important thing was we were going to experience a shock wave, you know? >> reporter: you wanted the shock wave? >> and it knocks the wind out of you a little bit. we are standing there together doing this. yes! at least now we can drink! >> reporter: it's quieter here than it was in hunter's day, although anita still uses his nickel-plated shotgun to blow things up once in a while. geez! >> all right! hunter, we love you! >> reporter: there is no explaining hunter s. thompson.
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even fans lucky enough to get an invite here might walk away more baffled than enlightened. ♪ literary icon, mad genius? or both. come to our farm and you decide. but keep your head down while you're here. for "cbs this morning," i'm lee cowan, in woody creek, colorado. >> that brings back memories for you. >> he was a great guy but he was also a very good friend of ed bradley, our late, loved, cbs correspondent. >> i love that his ashes were fired out of a cannon. >> he would have liked that too. >> you get a call when you drove to aspen, it's hunter. hunters is here. get out of here. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." we will be right back. ♪
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