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are moments gained with excedrin. sfx [heartbeat] good morning. it is wednesday, juchb 21st, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." tropical storm cindy takes aim at the gulf coast. we are in new orleans where the city's preparing for major flooding and dangerous winds. republicans cruise to victory in georgia. the night's biggest winner may rebe psident trump and his make america great agenda. and the driving force behind uber's explosive growth steps down. the resignation of travis kalanick will impact the ride giant. and getting ready for the great american eclipse. the sun, moon, and earth align for a once in a lifetime event. we'll take you to the town that will have the best view. we begin with a look at
your world in 90 seconds. >> the wind and the waves are really starting to pick up. ing dylrea w theind is whipp up white caps. >> the gulf coast prepares for tropical storm cindy. >> this is going to be a serious event. >> the storm is coming so hupger down, everybody. >> the heat in the southwest. >> another very uncomfortable day. >> the state department is weighing response options on north korea after the death of otto warmbier. >> frankly, if he wereug broht home sooner i think the result would have been a lot different. >> the status quo is simply unsustainable. >> mitch mcconnell says they'll vote on the health care reform next week. >> i like to move forward with legislation that i haven't seen. that's one of the practices i've enjoyed around here. >> this is not the outcome any of us were hoping for. >> the big victory for republicans in georgia, karen handel defeating jon ossoff.
>> passengers recovering after a united airs linejet s hitevere turbulence. it happened as the boeing 737 was en route to houston. >> a steam pipe explosion in maryland punched a hole in the street. >> boom! >> daniel day-lewis is retiring from acting. >> i drink your milk shake! >> spotted the rock on theoa rd and ran out in traffic to get a selfie with him. >> and "all that mattered." >> mattel has released a new line of ken dolls to go with their barbies. and the new ken dolls sport a lot of different looks. >> even though it's tonen i the name of twers ti, they're all named ken. they don't even have their own name. >> on "cbs this morning." >> reported that sean spicer may be out as press secretary. what? why? when? sean, i have so many questions. if you go, who will not answer them?
they love you. shaup, sean, sean! >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." norah o'donnell is on her way back from south korea, so jeff glor is with us. a massive and dangerous storm is bearing down on the gulf coast. millions of americans are at risk from drenching rains and damaging winds. >> tropical storm cindy is her name. it's the first major storm of the season to take direct aim at the continental united states. the storm's reach stretches across a 500-mile area of the gulf coast from texas to florida. right now sustained winds are up to 60 miles an hour. >> parts of mississippi and louisiana are expecting up to a foot of rain. new orleans could see 6 to 10
david begnow is on the edge of lake pontchartrain in new orleans. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this storm is moving slowly and we're still about 24 hours away from landfall but already we're seeing storm surge in new orleans like along lake pontchartrain that is causing flooding and it was predicted. this morning you're seeing high winds, probably 45-mile-per-hour gusts in new orleans but across the gulf coast you have rain bands already rotating from southeast texas to the florida panhandle. we're talking about more than 500 miles. this storm as it's predicted now expected to make landfall somewhere near southeast texas, maybe southwest louisiana. the rain from tropical storm cindy is already making an impact on the gulf coast bringing bhiping winds, white caps, and storm surge. roads in several states are impassabl impassable. as far east as gwinnett county, georgia, the effects of cindy have caused
30 people trapped due to rising water. >> tried to get in the cars and drive out. didn't happen. >> reporter: here in new orleans, preparations began days before the storm's arrival. trucks delivered hundreds of sandbags to low-lying towns threatened by severe flooding. >> this is a major rain event. >> reporter: ken graham is a meteorologist with the national weather service. he says it is critical that people focus on areas beyond the storm's projected cone. >> we as americans get so caught up in that cone, right? when the national weather service puts it out we say that's where it's going and outside of that we must be good. >> the surge, all the different factors with a tropical system could be well outside that cone. >> reporter: land land is the new orleans mayor. >> we've been through this many times before. i don't want anybody to panic but this is going to be a serious event. >> reporter: a serious event for at least the next 48 hours probably. this is not expected to become a
flashflood warpings could pop up again from southeast texas all the way to apalachicola or pensacola, florida. >> david, thanks. extreme heat today will make it harder to stop a large wildfire in southern california. the fire in the san bernardino national forest has already burned 1,200 acres. temperatures across the southwest are expected to climb into the triple digits again today. las vegas could hit 116. it tied its all-time record yesterday, 117 degrees. the co-founder and chief executive of uber has resigned. travis kalanick leaves the ride sharing giant after a series of costly scandals and the death of his mother. in a statement, the uber board says, "by stepping away, he's taking the time to heal from his personal tragedy while giving the company room to fully embrace this new chapter." demarco morgan shows us what's next for the company. >> reporter: travis kalanick is still on the board atbe
it's been a turbulent six months for him. known as a brash executive who at one time seemed untouchable, he is now on the outside of one of the most successful start-ups in recent memory and it comes at a pivotal time for the company. >> it's how uber connects with diversity is through diversity. >> reporter: he built a nearly $70 billion empire in less than a decade. travis kalanick is out at uber. >> this is the tricky balance of this kind of business. >> reporter: his resignation comes after the company suffered a number of missteps including a sexual harassment controversy and a federal probe into uber's alleged use of software to avoid some law enforcement. kalanick himself has been at the center of controversy including this heated back and forth with an uber driver caught on camera in february. >> the whole business. >> what? >> you drop the prices on blacks. >> yes, you did. $20. >> kalanick wrote, "i love uber more than anything in the world
my personal life i have accepted the investors request to step aside so that uber can go back to building rather than be distracted with another fight." i guess at the end of the day we felt like we were good people doing good work. >> reporter: reports say kalanick was forced out of the company he helped create after his leave of absence announced last week was not enough to satisfy investors. that followed a report released by former attorney general eric holder who was hired by uber to investigate the company's culture. last year, kalanick shared his vision for uber with charlie rose. >> not about a man in a hurry. it's about really interesting problems in the world and how you lead into them and solve things that maybe people thought weren't even possible to solve and that's fun. >> reporter: uber board member bill gurley, who spearheaded kalanick's removal, tweeted "there will be ma many pages in the history books devoted to travis kalanick. very few entrepreneurs have had such a lasting impact on the world."
>> thank you very much. georgia voters are setting the state's first republican woman to congress after a closely watched special election. karen handel received nearly 52% of the vote, defeating jon ossoff by almost 3%. president trump tweeted his congratulations for her big win. mark is there for us. >> reporter: karen handel won this special election comfortably in what was the most expensive house race in history. both side spent more than $56 million, but the seat of this affluent, educated district will stay republican. >> a special thanks to the president of the united states pof america. >> reporter: karen handel celebrated her new job by thanking president trump tuesday night. but it's the president who may be the night's biggest winner. on twitter he took a victory lap for "those that want to make america great again." >> my promise is
single day relentlessly to make our state and this country a better place. >> reporter: this house seat has been in republican hands since newt gingrich was elected nearly 40 years ago, but democrats sensed an opening thanks in part to president trump's low approval ratings. >> the fight goes on. >> reporter: handel's opponent, 30-year-old jon ossoff, raised manier than $23 million. in his concession speech, he looked to the future of the democratic party. >> so this is not the outkm any of us were hoping for. >> no! >> but this is the beginning of something much bigger than us. >> reporter: cbs news elections and surveys director says the results bolster the president's legislative priorities. >> patterns tell you that republicans came out and donald trump was a factor, that they were not ready to abandon their support for him or at least sending somebody else in washin
his way. >> reporter: last night handel had a message for congressional republicans. >> we have a lot of the work to do, a lot of problems that we need to solve. we need to finish the bill on health care. >> reporter: and that message was hardly lost on republicans watching in washington, relieved to have kept the seat for national democrats, this loss means more soul searching. they hoped suburban voters would send president trump a different message. turning to congress, senate republican leaders say they will release a draft tomorrow of their health care bill. senators from both parties have complained about being cut out of the process. white house spokesman sean spicer says president trump wants the health care bill to have heart. nancy cordes is on capitol hill with the political fight. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. republican leaders are argue that lots of bills get hashed out behind closed doors and that everything will be revealed tomorrow. but even some republican senators are
that this level of secrecy is unusual and unhelpful. >> i haven't seep the bill. >> reporter: utah senator mike lee took to facebook tuesday to express his frustration. he's one of 13 senate republicans supposedly writi ng the health care bill, but he says the process has been taken over by gop leaders. >> i'm told that it exists. i just haven't been able to see it yet and as far as i know, the overwhelming majority of my colleagues haven't been able to see it either. >> reporter: three democrats tried to make a point by live streaming a visit to the congressional budget office where they failed to get a copy of the gop plan. >> republicans are shutting us and the american public out of this this process. >> reporter: republican leaders are trying to craft a bill that marks a clean break with obamacare but does not resemble the house gop bill, which president trump described as mean. how will your bill have more heart as the president puts it
>> it will be different. and take a different approach based on these endless discussions we've had with the only people interested in changing the laws, which is republican senators. >> reporter: you say democrats aren't as best ased but they're not invited into your -- >> they made clear earlier they were not interested in participating in this. they have no interest in it whatsoever. >> reporter: democratic leader chuck schumer disputed that. >> never sought out negotiations. never sought our opinions. just decided to do this in the dark of night. >> reporter: even republicans are making light of the elusive bill. >> maybe the russians were able to hack in and got most of it that i haven't seen. >> reporter: we are told that the bill will mean fewer changes for people with pre-existing conditions and it will be more generous with than the house bill when it comes to tax credits and medicaid. but we won't know how much more generous until we get a look at that draft tomorrow. >> nancy, thank you very much.
president trump is taking a shift in the u.s. approach to north korea. since the death of american college student otto warmbier, the president has apparently lost faith in china's ability to pressure the country. mr. trump says that china tried but failed to help curb north korea's nuclear program. margaret brennan has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. well, president trump's top national security advisers will meet with chinese officials here in washington today. they're going to push for ramped up sanctions on north korea and threaten unilateral action if beijing doesn't comply. >> it's a toe dal disgrace what happened to otto. that should never, ever be allowed to happen. >> reporter: president trump said otto warmbier's life might have been saved if north korea released him sooner, suggesting that president obama may bear some blame for failing to secure his freedom. >> frankly, if he were brought home sooner, i think the result would have been a lot different. >> reporter: multiple obama administrati
cbs news that north korea refused to engage with or allow the u.s. any access to warmbier. former obama aide ned price insisted warmbier had been a high priority. "our efforts on his behalf never ceased even in the waning days of the administration." with kim jong-un still holding three americans and continuing missile tests, the trump administration has leaned on china for leverage. white house press secretary sean spicer claimed that strategy has shown some success. >> we had i think positive movement on china over the past five months of this administration. we will continue to cork with them and others to put the appropriate pressure on north korea. >> reporter: yet 45 minutes later president trump tweeted that the strategy had failed. "while i greatly appreciate the efforts of president xi and china to help with north korea, it has not worked out. at least i know china tried." that admission indicates relatis
yet stopped short of a return to mr. trump's hard line position from the campaign trail. >> what i would do very simply is say, china, this is your baby, this is your problem, you solve the problem. >> reporter: and next week, president trump will meet with the new south korean president at the white house. he revealed to norah o'donnell his hope to negotiate directly with north korea. >> translator: if we achieve that freeze in north korea's programs then i believe we will be able to sit down and talk with the north koreans to achieve complete dismantlement, and i hope that president trump agrees with my view. >> reporter: now, china does favor those direct talks with north korea, but to hammer out a peace treaty. u.s. officials fear that still won't eliminate the nuclear threat. gayle, president trump may give china one last attempt to fix it. >> all right, margaret. thank you very much. buckingham palace has just announced that prince phillip is hospitalized this morning for an infection. queen elizabeth carried on with her commitment at today's state
jonathan big lot ti is outside the palace with the latest. jonathan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. prince phillip was take on the hospital late hast night. buckingham palace officials characterizing his treatment as an infection. in a statement, the palace saying it was a precautionary measure and his illness is related to a pre-existing condition. prince phillip just turned 96 two weeks ago. his stay at the hospital means he missed queen elizabeth's appearance at today's state opening of parliament where she laid out the government's agenda for the next two years. the queen did not reference her husband's condition but in that speech she said the government will review the country's counterterrorism strategy and made no mention of president trump's state visit and outlined plans for the uk's departure from the european union. we're told the queen will be monitoring prince phillip's health remotely. in may representatives for the
would be standing down from public events. at that time they said hi health was not a factor in that decision. the palace says he remains in good spirits but it's still unclear how long he will remain hospitalized for. >> jonathan vigliotti outside buckingham palace, thank you. a big shake-up for major united states ally and one of the world's biggest oil producers. the king of saudi arabia appointed his son as the new crown prince. mohamed replaces the king's nephew as first in line to the thrown. mohamed already pledged his allegiance. the new crown prince has taken a tough line towards iran. he's ruled out any dialogue with tehran. security forces in brussels are on alert after police stopped a suspect from carrying out a major terror attack. officials say the explosion at the city's central train station last night could have been much worse. the attacker set off a small blast.
and gas canisters exploded twice but failed to fully detonate. the 36-year-old attacker shouted allahu akbar before officers shot and killed him. no one else was hurt. newly released dashcam video shows the moment a police officer shot philando castile. what the footage reveals about the moments before this deadly shooting. it is 7:19.
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people across the country are looking forward to the first total eclipse in nearly a century so we're going to take you to a town expecting an influx of tourists to get the best possible view. and surfing is an activity done mostly in the sun, until now. >> i'm carter evans in malibu's themed surfrider beach where extreme surfers are hanging
there is a massive heat wave out west. today in las vegas, the forecast was a record 117. the temperature is so high in phoenix, arizona, that flights are being canceled because it's too hot for planes, because at higher temperatures the air has a lower density, which reduces how much lift is generated. scientists first realized this was a problem when they saw birds taking the bus north for summer. >> that's adorable. >> a very good visual. it's bad when the bird are taking the bus. thank you, stephen colbert. very funny. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we are following tensions with
russia after a navy fighter jet buzzed a plane carrying the russian defense minister over the baltic sea. the moscow agency says it was chased away. >> yesterday an armed russian jet came within five feet of the u.s. reconnaissance plane. the air force considered the maneuver unsafe. this encounter also happened over the baltic sea. here's some of the other headlines this morning. "usa today" reports the pentagon wasted millions on uniforms for the afghan army. a study found the pentagon spent $28 million on the gear over the past decade. it was to buy a forest camouflage pattern that was chosen by the afghan defense minister. forests cover only 2% of afghanistan. the united states bought nearly 1.5 million uniforms without testing the pattern's effectiveness in the country. "the new york times" says michael flynn heard cia secrets as national security adviser even though he may have become vulnerable to russian
cbs news national security correspondent jeff pegues has confirmed many officials including the acting attorney general believe michael flynn had been compromised back in january. yet for three weeks he was fired he was present nearly every day when cia director mike pompeo briefed the president on sensitive intelligence. the las vegas review journal says o.j. simpson will receive a parole hearing next month in nevada. he has served more than eight years for the armed robbery of two collectibles dealers. simpson claimed he wanted to recover stolen mementos. >> and "the indianapolis star" tribune reports on the release of dashcam video showing the moment a police officer shot philando castile. officer jeronimo yanez pulled castile over last july before firing into his car. he was found not guilty of manslaughter last week and the shooting gained nationwide attention after the victim's girlfriend live streamed the aftermath on facebook.
the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the disturbing dashcam video was shown to the court jurors but was not made public until tuesday. while it does show the shooting, it does not show what happened inside the car or what officer yanez saw. >> we'll get to mireya's piece in just a moment. apologies for that. the trump administration is considering banning u.s. citizens from traveling to north korea after the death of otto warmbier. the 22-year-old college student was arrested in the country last year for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel. warmbier was in a coma when he was released last week. he died in ohio on monday. ben tracy is in beijing this morning. he reported from north korea in april. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so the tour group that took otto warmbier to north korea is based here in china and they say after his death they're no longer going to take americans there because it's just too risky. we talked
they're doing the same. before his arrest otto warmbier seemed to be having a good time in north korea. newly released pictures show him smiling with his tour group, posing in front of statues of the country's leaders and sampling north korean food. but then as he tried to leave the country, warmbier was stopped at the airport and the world saw a much different side of him. >> i have made the worst mistake of my life. >> you don't upset the north koreans. >> reporter: last week his father lashed out at tour companies that arrange trips to the isolated country. >> the north koreans lure americans to travel to north korea via tour groups run out of china who advertise slick ads on the internet. >> reporter: after warmbier's death, the company that booked his visit, young pioneer tours, said u.s. citizens will no longer be allowed on their trips. in a statement the company said "the assessment of risk for americans visiting north korea has become too
trips for more than 2,000 u.s. citizens told "cbs this morning," we're reviewing our policies on americans traveling to north korea. >> this is a despotic regime. >> reporter: adam schiff introduced a bill to prohibit all american tourist travel to north korea. >> americans go there, they're often taken hostage, essentially, and the north uses them as bargaining chips. >> reporter: the state department says at least 16 americans have been detained by north korea in the last ten years. a travel warning is already in place, but the trump administration is also considering an outright ban. >> i was extremely excited about theor opptytuni to go and capture images. >> reporter: one month after warmbier received a 15-year prison sentence, photographer tyson wheatley traveled to pyongyang with a tour group. he says he knew the risks but wanted to visit one of the most mysterious places on earth. >> as an american, i feel extremely fortunate that we are able to travel around the world. but i don't think it's the
where we can and cannot go. >> reporter: tyson wheatley says that his tour group was explicitly told not to take pictures of construction and not to fold up or throw away a newspaper that had kim jong-un's picture on it. when we were in north korea back in april reporting from there, we ran into a lot of tourists. we stayed at the hotel that otto warmbier had stayed at where he allegedly tore down that poster and every morning we run into tourists in the elevator mostly from germany, sweden, australia, and i would ask them why are you here, and almost to a perp they just said they were curious and wanted to come to a place few people have ever visited. jeff? >> ben tracy, thank you very much. back to that story about the police shooting in minnesota as mireya villarreal reports, police just released disturbing dashcam video showing the moment an officer shot philando castile. >> your brake lights are out. >> reporter: the dashcam video shows officer jeronimo yanez asking philando castile for his license and registration
after stopping him for a broken taillight. castile calmly explains he is armed. >> i have to tell you i have a firearm on me. >> don't reach for it then. don't pull it out. >> reporter: the 29-year-old officer fired seven shots within 90 seconds of making the stop. >> the officer just shot him in his arm. >> reporter: castile's girlfriend, diamond reynolds, was in the passenger seat and live streamed what followed on facebook. >> i told him not to reach for it. >> you told him to get his i.d., sir, his driver's license. oh, my god. please don't tell me he's dead. >> reporter: reynolds' then 4-year-old daughter in the back seat can be seen hesitating before a second officer carries her away. yanez is later heard recounting what happened to a fellow officer. >> just staring straight at him and i was [ bleep ] nervous. >> reporter: yanez claimed he feared for his life. he was charged with second-degree manslaughter
november. earl gray remitted yanez. >> the only choice that officer yanez had based on his training was to defend himself in the safest manner possible, and that's what he did. >> reporter: on friday the jury acquitted yanez of all charges. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: prompting thousandings across the twin cities to protest including castile's mother, valerie. >> he shot into a car with no regard for human life and that's okay. thank you, minnesota. >> castile had a permit to carry a firearm at the time of the shooting. an attorney for the family says they are planning to file a civil lawsuit. yanez was dismissed from the st. anthony police department following friday's verdict. >> thank you, mireya. that video is tough to watch. thank you so much. first total solar eclipse in 99 years will cross the continental united states this summer. >> i'm adriana dee yatz in makanda, illinois.
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[engine starts] [guitar continues] a rare event will bring a dark day for millions of americans but many see it as a cause for celebration. scientists and citizens alike are preparing for august 21st. that's when a total solar eclipse will cross north america for the first time in 99 years. it will start in oregon and take less than two hours to reach south carolina. adriana diaz is in makanda, illinois, which will be directly in the eclipse's path. adriana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yep, we are in the eclipse's path all right. look at this. they even paint adeleine along where the ellipse will cross town. now, don't let this to
fool you. makanda will be the place to be in exactly two months. it's one of the areas the eclipse can be viewed the longest, for more than two minutes. do you feel lucky? >> i do feel lucky. how can you not feel lucky? this is a lucky event. >> reporter: the solar eclipse's path runs straight through dave dardis' art studio and shom in makanda, illinois. and friends are coming out of the woodwork to get in on the action. >> they are wondering, is there room in your backyard? if they're good friends, i tell them bring your sleeping bag. there's room. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people are expected to, pour into the region. joe mcfarland calls himself the town's unofficial eclipse coordinator. >> what it means is we're nervous that we're going to have crowd control issues, traffic control issues. so we are trying to prepare for that. >> reporter: on august 21st the eclipse will race across the country at an average
about 1,500 miles an hour covering a swath of roughly 70 miles wide. day will turn into night and temperatures will drop as much as 25 degrees. >> and everyone all around you has the sense, this feeling of awe as they're watching this really incredible experience. >> reporter: makanda is one of the many places along the eclipse's path where scientists will also gather to collect rare data on the sun and the earth. >> we're going to be looking at the changes in the clouds, temperature, light, as well as how are animals and plants doing. >> reporter: the eclipse will give spectators their only chance to view the sun's lower corona. that area expels electromagnetic energy and matter into the solar system, which can have a real world impact here on earth. >> it messes with gps, with communication systems, even power grids. >> reporter: as for makanda, this area is the only place in the country that will get not one but two solar
the second will be in 2024. how do you feel knowing you'll experience it twice? >> if i'm still alive, i think that'll be quite great. >> reporter: if you're thinking of coming out for the big event, it might be too late. many hotels and prime viewing spots are reportedly sold out across the country, and locals here tell us one room is fetching as much as $3,800. jeff? >> adriana, thank you very much. we are gearing up to cover this historic eclipse. held to our "cbs this morning" facebook page to tell us where you'll be watching and ask questions. that's two months from today, which is the summer solstice. >> exactly. >> never seen one. >> i haven't either. >> hasn't been one in 100 years. >> maybe that's why. no need to head to illinois. we'll see what we can do right here. ahead, the ceo of linkedin
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this is wednesday, june 21st, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the fight over the republican health care bill moves into the open after democrats and some republicans complained about secrecy. a look at the gop strategy and whether it will work. and linkedin ceo jeff wiener will be here to talk about the future of jobs in industries that are hiring the most people. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. a massive and dangerous m storeais bring down on the gulf coast. >> tropical storm cindy is her name. >> already we're seeing storm surge in new orleans but across the gulf coast you have rain bands that are already rotating. >> it's been a turbulent six months for him. he is now on the outside of up with of the most successful start-ups in recent memory. >> karan
election comfortably in what was the most expensive house race in history. >> some republican senators are starting to say this level of secrecy is unaushl ausual and uncomfortable. >> president trump's national security advisers will meet today with top chinese officials in washington. they'll press for ramped-up sanctions on north korea. >> we are in the eclipse's path all right. look at this. they even paint adeleine along where the ellipse will cross town. >> never seen one. >>av i hen't either. >> because there ant hasn't been one in 100 years. >> maybe that's why we haven't seen it. >> yesterday the u.s. experienced a series of internet outages. all across the u.s. yeah. things got so bad we momentarily surpassed china in productivity. we actually got something done. >> this morning's "eye opener" at 8:00 is presented by progressive.
king and jeff glor. norah o'donnell is on her way back from south korea. tropical storm cindy is taking aim at the gulf coast with flooding rains and lashing winds. the dangerous storm is expected to make landfall early tomorrow near the texas/louisiana border. >> tropical storm warnings are now in effect from houston to eastern alabama. flashflood warnings and watches extend even farther. david begnaud is in new orleans where the storm's impact is already being felt. david, good morning. >> reporter: gayle, good morning. so the storm surge along lake pontchartrain is already causing flooding. this storm is moving a little faster than originally expected but the winds are also faster than originally thought. here's why. you're at 60 miles per hour, originally thought it would be somewhere around 45-mile-per-hour winds and the storm stalled last night and stayed stalled for quite a while. now it's starting to move. they're looking at the projected path towards southeast texas, maybe houston, gavp ston, or southwest louisiana. but the national weather service has i
toward the east, because some of the most severe rains could fall along the mississippi gulf coast, the alabama gulf coast, and into florida. already the governor of alabama has declared a state of emergency. we had flashflood warnings over the last 12 hours in the mississippi area. this storm will not be a major wind event. it will be about rain and flooding and flashflooding. jeff, that could be deadly. that's the risk here. >> david, thank you very much. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says a draft of the republican health care bill should be released tomorrow. a group of 13 gop senators has been working on the bill behind closed doors. democrats and some republicans have criticized the secrecy. utah republican mike lee, who is part of the working group, said yesterday he had not seen the bill and the process has been frustrating. >> even though we thought we were going to be in charge of running a bill within this working group, it's not being written by us. it's apparently being written by a small handful of staffers for members of the republican
so if you're frustrated by the lack of transparency in this process, i share your frustration. >> mitch mcconnell said senators will have enough time to review the bill before the vote. republicans are celebrating two big special election victories this morning. in georgia, karen handel won nearly 52% of the vote to defeat democrat jon ossoff. that race was wildly seen as a referendum on the trump presidency and it was the most expensive house race in history. president trump congratulated handel yesterday in a tweet saying "fantastic job, we're all very proud of you." in south carolina, republican ralph warman won a race to replace nick mulvaney. with those victories republicans have won all four house special elections for appointees to the trump administration. >> ed o'keefe is a congressional reporter for "the washington post." good morning. >> good to see you guys. >> what are the implications of all this? >> look, these were all republican held seats and republicans won the
quo maintained, but fact they had to spend tens of millions of dollars to defend them is a sign going into next year. >> also the democrats spent even more in the georgia -- >> yeah, and they themselves i think -- we talk about republicans being in trouble with an unpopular president, i think democrats really now have to sit back and really discuss how it is that they campaign nto next year. >> one thing they say is they have to run on something other an anti-trump, a progressive message. >> look at the polling you put out yesterday, people asked are democrats doing enough or not enough to pose the president, 32% say democrats aren't doing enough, 32% say they're doing the right amount, 31% say they're doing too much. so it's a three-way split. you look at among democrats there's a 44-45 split there, not enough or the right amount. so the democrats still don't quite know what is the correct cocktail, if you will, of message that they need to be putting together. i talked to them late last night
our own agenda but hit the president as hard as we can. ossoff perhaps didn't do enough of that and may have compelled more people to turn out if they had. they don't know at this point. >> indication of things to come in 2018? >> absolutely. we'll be up late that night. if you think about it, tens of millions poured into these special elections and republicans barely got by. even that south carolina race, it was a single-digit win for a republican in a place it shouldn't have been. they won't have that much money to defend in dozens of competitive districts next year. could be a real scramble. >> karen handel won a little more comfortably than some people thought. how much of this is republican voters saying, listen, we're not necessarily that concerned about the russia investigation and not concerned about the inaction in congress and the fact that not much has happened and talking about tax reform, that we talked the health care bill has not been finalized either. >> yeah. that's the important thing to remember here. this was a district that's been held for 40 years by republicans. there's more of them there. and for whatever reason they felt compelled to turn out. this time they didn't turn out
in the first round, perhaps because -- as you said, they understand. we have to support the party, demonstrate that we're with the president and do what we can to hold the seat. >> although health care bill from republicans is coming out in -- by a few people in secrecy. >> right. really just one person. >> mitch mcconnell. >> yeah. >> does it have a chance? >> well, look, mcconnell wouldn't be sending the senate on a glide path to have a bill on the floor next week if he didn't think it was going to pass. all he'll need to do is find 50 of his colleagues plus the vice president to pass it. that's a messy way to do it. passing a bill is passing a bill and this sort of disciplined focus of keeping it secret until the last second is something they criticized for the last eight years but works and as senate leader he knows that. he can be this focused, disciplinary guy and just pop it at the last second and if there's enough in there that people like, all this chatter about it being secret won't matter when they realize that there's things in there -- >> sort of leads to my next question because theec
seems to be ticking a lot of people off, but that doesn't seem -- as long as it gets the result they want, you're saying that doesn't matter. >> by this time next week they won't be worried about it. >> nobody knows the senate like mitch mcconnell. >> exactly. >> we think it's going to make more people happy, the question will be cost. >> right. not only cost but, you know, do my premiums come down, and how many tens of millions of people would lose their coverage. their goal is to get lower than 23 million. democrats will turn around and say, well, even if a few 15, 16, 17 million people lose their health care, that's unacceptable, but the goal is to basically produce a diet version of what the house did. >> do democrats have any leverage, ed? >> all they can do is show down the train. that's all essentially democrats are good for these days on capitol hill, especially in the senate. they can yell and scream and produce facebook live videos running around the capitol, but that's about it. >> thank you, ed. >> good to see you guys. the rapidly growing trend in the food business is for meal kits to be delivered to your ahme.
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popularity of meal delivery kits is growing in american kitchens. these kits contain premeasured ingredients for a variety of recipes. they're delivered straight to your door. nestle, the world's largest food company, just led a $77 million funding round for the meal delivery start-up freshly. that news came amid big developments in the food business. meal kit company blue apron this week began marketing its initial public offeri.
and amazon is buying whole foods. derek thompson is senior eld or the at "the atlantic." good to see you. >> good to see you. >> big business. why? >> for a long time there wasn't a lot of innovation in food, you know, for decades, go to a grocery store, a restaurant, that was basically it and maybe you could order pizza for delivery. right now you have -- we're in a bit of a golden age of food innovation where people are realizing you can take the same principles of e-commerce that worked for books, that worked for clothes and use them to deliver food to people and that's really created this movement where you have some of the biggest companies in the world. nestle, the biggest food company in the world, investing in this new revolution. >> what's the key? >> i think one is convenience. you have a lot of people who feel harried. they want to cook but they don't necessarily have time or the wherewithal to go to whole foods and buy this stuff so they order a meal kit that brings it to them. in many ways it continues the sort of long historical line of convenience where with bookings, for example, 1990s, people said who wants to buy books online? bookstores are where it's all at. no.
online. >> now jeff bezos taking on whole foods. what does that say? >> i think amazon wants to put itself in wheel foods and put whole foods in amazon boxes. that is to say amazon wants to get into a brick-and-mortar retail business, use whole foods stores to experiment with how people move around the store, buy their stuff, bundle items together, but they also maybe want to turn whole foods into a delivery service yourself so you're buying a book, some clothes, maybe order some heirloom tomatoes as well. >> whole foods has a lot of real estate locations. >> it has great locations in urban and suburban centers so even if they didn't sell food at all amazon could still use those stores, that foot print as warehousing to make sure it's getting its merchandise as close to its consumers as possible. >> the realtors say if there's a whole foods in the neighborhood you're living in a really good location. let's talk about those meal kits, because theta
within a year. they order it and don't stick with it. how sustainable is it? >> this is the 1 billion, $10 billion question. does the effort that it takes to market the meal kits cost so much that there's no way for any of these companies to make money? i would compare it to the fast casual sector in food, the chipotles, sweet greens, fast casual locations have grown 9% over the last year. an enormous boom. but as a result, same store sales are down 2%, so you have this enormous abup dance of food options but as a result no individual store is doing well. the same thing could happen for meal kits. so much competition that each company individually struggles. >> i tried one of these for the first time last week. i mezed it up but it was still better than it would have been if i started from scratch. right? >> improvement. >> glass half full i suppose. >> do it again, jeff? >> i think i would, yeah. >> let's talk to you in a year. >> all right. >> thank you, derek. >> thank you.
the table. ahead, linkedin ceo jeff wiener will share the industries doing the most hiring and where the new jobs are. he knows. and why some bears with expert trash-picking skills are testing outdoor products like garbage cans and coolers. who survives here? >> look at him. i'm betting on the bear. >> me too. looks like he's doing cpr. >> trying to get meal kits. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." very good, jeff. bounty, nearly fifty years of experience has taught us that we're not so different. we all want to be healthy humans. we all want strong bodies for our families, who we love... most of the time. the drive to whip up a gourmet dinner... or order out, and destroy the evidence. and healthy hearts to pursue our passions, celebrate friends' victories... and endure their endless victory dances. we get it, you're good at bowling. that's why nature's bounty packs our nearly fifty years of wisdom into all we make. because we're all better off healthy. i wish you were here.
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summer is officially here. many mountain communities are getting some unwanted visitors. hungry bears in search of food. now a group of grizzly bears near yellowstone national park is testing outdoor products like trash cans and coolers to see if they are truly bear resistant. carter evans shows us it's an effort to keep bears away from humans and keep them in the wild. >> reporter: when it comes to grizzly versus garbage can, most are no match. and these particular bears are some of the best in the business at tearing things apart. are some better product testers than others? >> very much so. >> reporter: randy helps test. >> when bears get into unnatural
and bad for people. >> reporter: the eight resident grizzlies were brought here because, like these bears, they got too comfortable foraging for human food. >> once they have even maybe just one interaction where they decide that a food was easy and seemed safe, then they're going to go back to that food source. >> reporter: problem bears are often euthanized or relocated. here their unnatural skills are put to work. this grizzly named spirit just loves to crack open coolers, while 600-pound coram uses the tried-and-true cpr method to pop a garbage can. for about 500 bucks, companies can find out if their containers can stand the test to the delight of those who come to bear witness. >> he just kept managing to move that thing around until he just cracked it right open. >> reporter: and now you know which cooler you might bring with you. >> yeah. the white one. >> reporter: products that survive a
be sole as bear resistant but not all are successful. >> you can see all the styrofoam. they're able to tear it apart. >> reporter: even this steel crash locker was no match. just ripped the hinges right off. >> right off. >> reporter: when you first started only 10% of the containers were passing the bear test? >> and now it's around 65%. so the manufacturers are getting it figured out. the goal is to benefit bears in the wild. >> reporter: saving bears, one cooler at a time. for "cbs this morning," carter evans, yellowstone. >> find yourself rooting for them. >> you do. i like that lady, i'm going to take the white one. bear can't get into that one. twitter having some fun with senator rubio's awkward attempt to hug ivanka trump. the uncomfortable embrace that turned into a cringe-worthy photo- photo-op. what's happening here? your local news is coming up.
the makers of barbie unveiled 15 new ken dolls today with seven different skin tones and body types. >> the new ken dolls sport a lot of different looks including one that has a dad bot. look at that. right? you're wondering where we are on gender equality, the barbie doll had to maintain the most unrealistic female body type for 58 years and she is now forced to date a guy with a dad bod. i mean, if you're wondering if barbie -- >> nobody at this table wants or has. >> or knows. >> at this point in time. let's keep it that way. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we're going to take a quick look in the green room because chances are you're a working person and you like to network,n this you know jeff wiener. he's the ceo of linkedin. hello, jeff wiener. sofia coppola nexto
award-winning director, another great movie coming out. time to show you some of the headlines. "the hill" reports vice president pence donated blood. he was supporting the victims of last week's shooting at a congressional baseball practice. pence made the donation during a blood drive on capitol hill. congressman steve scalise, who was wounded in the shooting, thanked pence on twitter. "people" reports bachelor in paradise is resuming production after an investigation. filming was briefly halted after allegations of misconduct. it was related to an incident involving two contestants that was caught on camera. warner brothers says the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member, nor does it show the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy. producers say the show will air this summer, but the incident will not be shown. something that surprised a lot of folks, "sports illustrated" says that phil mickelson an his caddie will part ways after 25 years. jim "bones" mackay is the only full
had in his career. they say the decision was mutual. mickelson's brother will be his new caddie. marco rubio's awkward attempt to hug ivanka trump. afterward, he tweeted more photos providing more insight into the alleged failed hug. faces blurred for security purposes. ivanka trump also tweeted fake news! marco is an excellent hugger. you know you can get the picture at just the wrong time so it looks like it's an awkward moment but in reality i don't believe it was. >> weird hugs happen sometimes. it doesn't mean you don't like each other. >> yes. "cbs this morning" has partnered with professional networking site linkedin for our continuing series "work in progress. "we're exploring the future of jobs and issues facing the american workforce. we are looking this morning at the growing number of job openings in the u.s. the latest labor statistics show the number of
april, an all-time high. that's up more than 7% from the same time a year ago. linkedin ceo jeff wiener is with us at the table to discuss the numbers. hello, jeff wiener. before we do that, i know you heard the overnight news about travis kalanick officially resigning. how big a deal is it and what message does it send? last week we heard he was going to take a temporary leave of absence and now he stepped down. this is huge. >> yeah. it's a big deal for a number of reasons, not the least of which the share that uber occupies in terms of consumer, transportation, infrastructure. this is travis' company. he created it. he's the controlling shareholder. my understanding is he'll still remain on the board and it will be interesting to see how they handle the transition from this point going forward. >> it appeared it happened, the resignation, because of pressure from the investors that he brought in. >> yeah. that's my understanding as well. and i think it speaks to some of the challenges the company has been experiencing, the fact t
the necessary step in order to ensure the success of the company going forward. >> there's an opening, if there was ever a time for compassionate leadership, with which you are known for, jeff wiener. >> i'm very happy in my current role and i wish the new ceo the best of luck. >> what do you think he needs to do? >> a few different things given the situation that they're going to be walking into. one, recognizing that with travis on the board, the founder of a company casts a very long shadow regardless of who that person is. establishing the right relationship with travis is going to be essential. second, you could argue changing culture is the single most difficult thing you could do to a company or operation. and so patient, managing expectations and understanding how big that challenge is. and third, is an old friend once told me trust equals consistency over time. and it's a simple formula for complexion and dynamic and i think it's really important that whoever steps into that situation is going to
they're trying to accomplish and be patient. >> last night jack mau said trust, trust, trust. has to exist. let's turn to the jobs and the questions many people would like to ask you. where are they? >> so in terms of some of the cities with the fastest growing influx of talent, which i think to some extent is a reflection or a proxy for where those job opportunities are, we're seeing a lot of growth and a lot of movement in cities like seattle, portland, denver, austin, charlotte. >> all tech centers. >> increasingly tech centers. very high quality of living. and by comparison with an area like silicon valley, lower cost of living, although that is changing as you see more and more people going to these cities. >> but 6 million openings, jeff. all-time high. why is that now? >> yeah. it's really interesting to see. 6 million available job, gayle, exactly to your point. that's the highest number they've seen on record since tracking the data like this
debate back and forth among economists. is there a skill gap, is there not a skill gap. when you think about it in the aggregate across the united states, you can debate it. but unquestionably at the local level there are skills gaps. there are cities that are hiring, they're hiring quickly. they've got fast-growing industries and they don't have the talent with the requisite skills to take on those roles, and so what linkedin would like to do is leverage all this extraordinary data we've been able to collect by virtue of having 5 million people join the site. we have over 10 million jobs there now listed on the site, 50,000 standardized skills. we have the information to match talent to jobs in a way that was never possible before. so we're really going to -- >> try to put together the job with the person. >> that's the ultimate goal is to make sure that each individual member has information about where those jobs are, the skills acquired to attain the jobs and able to acquire those skills an or off of linkedin to obtain the job. for employers, it's an understanding of what skills they'll t
and where that talent exists. and we'd also like to be able to provide this information to governments and educational infrastructure, junior chenls, vocational training facilities to create ideally just in time curriculum. >> you recently said at a company meeting, skills not degrees is what you're looking for, as someone whose son recently graduated from business school. i went, oh. are degrees not as important? >> i think coming back to the skills not degrees -- >> what you talking about, jeff? >> first i wouldn't characterize it as skills not degrees. i think sometimes people hear us talking about the importance of skills and not to overlook skills and that skills and degrees are not mutually exclusive. i think sometimes they like to take headlines and make that a bit provocative. exactly to your point, there are people pursuing degrees, graduating with degrees that are incredibly valuable, some first in their families to graduate college and will go on to jobs their parents couldn't have dreamed of. that said, certainly speaking for silicon
much hiring based on traditional backgrounds and traditional educations and we are overlooking incredible talent that may not have the prestigious degree but has the resilien resilience, the grit, the perseverance, the mind-set. >> to that point, there's been a lot of talk about this, whether the current generation can be more successful than their parents, which has always been the assumption in american life, right, that the children do better. what challenges do you see on that front for the next generation? >> i think one of the biggest challenges is going to be education and acquiring the right skill set to take advantage of the opportunities that are and will be and not just the joobs that once were. >> a lot of these kids are spending enormous amounts of money on degrees and aren't getting jobs or jobs that pay well at all. >> go ahead. >> yeah. so, again, i think it comes back to making sure we understand where those job opportunities are going back to the 6 million jobs that are available in the country today. when you have the data to understand where those jobs are, the skills required for those jobs,
better match their own skills to their opportunities, i think you can start to close that gap. to your point, there is a lot of pain out there, there is a lot of anger out there. and that's one of the reasons we're working together on work in progress, is to shine a light on some of those stories so that people understand where there's fear in this country about being displaced by virtue of teg technology, where the jobs are leaving, are where the jobs are moving to and we're grateful to work with you on that. >> one quick point, which everybody agrees on, it is important to be able to find jobs and have the skills that come with finding a job or get you the job. it's also important to have a good liberal education. going to college is not just about finding a job. it's about understanding civilization, where you come from and understanding and getting other kinds of skills that will benefit you as a human being. >> it absolutely is. again, i don't think this is mutually exclusive. steve jobs used to talk about the importance of a liberal arts education and connecting dots and that enabled him to create
innovation apple has introduced to the world. the flip side is frankly our universities, our school system is not doing a good enough job equipping people with the skills for the jobs that will be. >> jobs but kicked out. you think kalanick goes back to uber at some point? >> it will be interesting to keep an eye on that and see whether or not it happens. >> we are all watching. thank you, jeff weiner. such a diplomat, that jeff weiner. award-winning director sofia coppola steps back in history for her new movie. she's in our toyota green room with her civil war-era thriller called "the beguiled." why she hired an etiquette coach for the
director and writer sofia coppola went on to win an academy award for her second screenplay, "lost in translation." she continued to make her mark in hollywood on "marie antoinette" and "the bling ring." her new thriller "the beguiled" follows a group of women at an all girls boarding school during the civil war. it starts nicole kidman, doeskin dunst, and elle fanning. what a cast. their sheltered lives are disrupted after they take in an
by colin farrell. >> is your leg paining you? >> some. >> well, i hear numbness would be more grave. >> indeed. >> there's some brandy if you wish. >> now, that would be a pleasure. >> it's not being offered for your pleasure, only for your comfort. >> yes, ma'am. >> i must remind you, you are not a guest here. you are a most unwelcome visitor and we do not propose to entertain you. >> i wouldn't expect it, ma'am. although you'll find i'm easily amused. >> welcome to studio 57. we're delighted to have you here. congratulations on "the beguiled." >> thank you. >> won a big award in cannes recently. such a very special movie because you don't know, a, who's being beguiled, and colin farrell said that the violence of the human heart is always interesting. you said the dynamic between men and women is interesting too. set the scene for us about what is happening here. >> the story is about -- it takes place in
the south during the civil war, and it's a group of women living together and interesting to me because it's women of different ages, from 12 to 40s. and they take in an enemy soldier after not seeing a man for a long time. i think just the power between men and women, which we can all relate to, is at the heart of the story. >> that tension is immediate. >> yes. >> immediate. >> really wanted to feel the tension and the heat of the south and keep the tension and suspense. >> directors told me that casting is 80% of making a good movie. how did you go about casting this film? >> yeah. i loved working with kirsten dunst in the past and elle fanning, so i asked them to come back and then i always admired nicole kidman, so i was really happy to have such great women together and then we had to find a man that could handle all these ladies. >> you wrote the screenplay with nicole kidman in mind. what did you see in her that you wanted her for this movie? >> she's such an incredible actress anth
character had to be a strong woman but also very feminine and delicate and she could also make her human and sympathetic and bring so much to making her feel like a real woman. >> then you had them take etiquette classes. you had etiquette classes and corset training lessons. what were you getting at there? >> we prepared before the shooting and they wore the corsets and had etiquette adviser and a dance teacher and a sewing teacher just to try to understand what it was like for women living at that time. >> like, what, because i read that you found a book that had unusual etiquette lessons that don't relate to us today. give us an example of that. >> yes. it's this very extreme idea of femininity and being a lady and you have to be very modest and always appealing to men and makeup is vulgar. this whole idea of how women were supposed to be for men at that time and then they found themselves at wartime with no men around and just the role of women at that time. >> i'm sure you've been asked a thousand times, but i love your father. >> yes. >> tell me what he's talking about being a good
>> oh, i mean, i've learned everything from my father. i think the best thing is he brought me and my brother on set. we spent a lot of time on his sets just learning how to make film. and he's so passionate and curious about filmmaking and just can't be around him without wanting to make films. i love being artist. he always encouraged me to make films i felt personally connected to. >> did you show him an early cut? >> i always like to show it to him before i lock the cut. he always has great ideas just to make sure to get his blessing. >> you said remake was a bad word in your house. and this is a remake of sorts. why is it a bad word? >> he always said the only reason for a remake is to make money. why would anyone do that? and so i would never think to remake a film, but this premise was so interesting. there was a don siegel film in the early '70s starting clint eastwood told from the male point of view and i thought it was so interesting to be retell the story from the women character. >> are women directors having a moment at this time? we had patty jenkins
week, before the huge success of "wonder woman." "wrinkle in time." do you feel women are getting their just dues? >> it feels like an exciting time because people are talking so much about it and really valuing that the female audience is an important one too. >> great to have you here. >> thank you. >> very nice to meet you, sofia. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> "the beguiled" opens in select cities friday and nationwide on june 30th. you are watching "cbs this morning." be right back.
good morning. my name is chris leary. >> i'm markette sheppard and we are your host of "great day washington." it is the first day of summer and supposed to be warm, 90 degrees. do you ever get tired of wearing pants when it is hot outside? >> it is illegal. i have to wear pants. >> i am not wearing pants today! >> you could wear shorts or a man romper. or a man skirt, how about that? >> with my body shape, i could not do a romper. couldn't do it. >> [ laughter ] the only thing is stopping you is those knees? on page 6 of the new york post, man skirts are a thing and there are testosterone driven celebrities leading the charge. take actor jared leto. you wore this green dress at a festival in delaware. look at kanye west. he wore a black leather skirt over
diddy is wearing a kilt. not exactly a man skirt, but he wore that at a concert in scotland. scottish actor ewan mcgregor was seen out and about in a kilt. the action star was with the europe music awards and is twirling in his skirt. in the fashion industry, i have a source that said they allegedly are driving this trend of men wearing skirts to get society to rethink things to boost sales. right now, you can only sell a skirt to have the population. if you make man okay with sports, you double sales. what do you think? >> be careful. don't stop there. if skirts come in, we have to start working on heels. >>