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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, august 8th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." records. the u.s. makes a splash on day two of the olympics. the highlight, the upsets, and the close calls. the young son of a kansas state lawmaker is dead, after riding the world's largest waterslide in kansas. and new polls show donald trump's disastrous gives hillary clinton a bigger lead but
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rides are inspected daily are searching for answer. brian webb in new york is here. >> reporter: the rid in july 2014 after several delays that included extra safety testing. since then, thousands of people have stood in long lines to take the ride and there haven't been any reports of problems until today. a day after the tragic death of caleb schwab at kansas city's schlitterbahn water park, officials have yet to determine what happened. >> a full investigation is under way. right now, our focus is on that family.
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killed on the waterslide sunday afternoon. the ride certified as the world's tallest by the guinness book of world records features 168-feet plunge at 65 miles an hour. 264 stairs lead to the top. >> our lifeguards are critical and it will be very difficult for them to focus after something like this. so for that reason, we felt it was wise to close the park. >> reporter: caleb, the son of schwab, was at the park with his family at the time. in a statement, the family thanked the community for their support, adding, quote, since the day he was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came inontact with. the verupt, which means insane in german, opened back in 2014 following multiple delays. the popular attraction, as well as the entire park, are closed,
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according to the park's website, riders need to be at least 54 inches tall and all occupants in the three-person raft cannot exceed highlights. good morning, jamie. >> reporter: good morning, meg. today is all about men's gymnastics and fencing and more swimming. if today is anything like sunday, it's going to be another exciting day for team usa in the pool. >> michael phelps has the lead. >> reporter: michael phelps
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meter relay. after upset in ed he is happy to get the gold back on american soil. >> she is taking off the water now! >> reporter: katie ledecky's olympic bid got off to a golden start to claim gold in the 400-meter freestyle. in tennis, serena williams advanced in the singles competition but lost alongside sister venus in the contest. >> a stunner in rio. >> reporter: another shocking loss. novak djokovic lost in the opening round. u.s. gymnast simone biles and aly raisman. gabby douglas missed the cut and missing the final by less than a half point. a scary moment played out in the women's road race.
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but crashed off the treacherous course, slip from the falling rain. she suffered three spinal fractures and in the icu, but doctors say she is alert and talking. u.s. rider abbott found your finishing fourth. that wipeout isn't the only injury people are talking about. a french gymnast over the weekend landed on a vault wrong and ended up brki live on tv. also, a german gymnast, during a practice round, ended up hurting his knee and needed medical attention as well. >> devastating after years like that. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk with
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to court. dozens of lawyers were inside the hospital when the bomb went off. back in this country, heavy rain, thunderstorms, and possible flooding is forecast for florida's gulf coast. 10 to 15 inches of rain could fall from tampa to pensacola the next five days. this morning, flood watches are posted from tampa to sarasota. at lea p killed by mudslide in eastern mexico triggered by the remnants of tropical storm early. walls and roofs collapsed and a number of people are missing. on mexico's west coast, another major storm could strike as
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made it clear he thinks still contribute. demarco morgan reports. >> i love this game. and i love this team. and, today, i'm saying good-bye to both. >> reporter: an emotional good-bye sunday morning for one of the most celebrated and, at times, hated baseball players of the last two decade. alex rodriguez. >> i never thought i could play
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and i just wanted to make a team. >> reporter: the 41-year-old, three-time american league mvp and 14-time all-star, sat out all of 2014, suspended for performance-enhancing drug use. he showed serious signs of aging this year, before the yankees finally decided to bench him in repeat weeks. a-rod thought he could have kept playing. >> that was in the cards. you know, that was the yankees decision. and i'm at peace with it. well hit! at the track! he's done it again! >> reporter: a-rod's contract worth $275 million is set to end in 2017. the yankees must still honor the financial agreement. >> the 2-0. high drive. left field. deep. going back. looking up! see ya! there it is, number 600! >> reporter: the slurring leaves the game just four homers away
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>> i want to thank the fangs for letting me play the game i love. thank you. >> reporter: a-rod is not parting ways with the yankees just yet. he will serve as special adviser and instructor, mentoring the team's young players through 2017. demarco morgan, cbs news, new york. coming up on the "morning news." major league milestone. ichiro suzuki joins an elite club of heavy donald trump gets an award from the american nazi party this is the "cbs morning news." with myself, with my life. it all starts with a healthy routine. that's why i'm taking the activia two week probiotic challenge by enjoying activia yogurt with billions of probiotics every day. because when my routine is in sync, i can face any challenge.
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their summer vacation. and suicide squad scores big. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, hena. >> reporter: good morning, meg. a strong jobs report on friday drove stocks higher, pushing both the s&p and nasdaq to record highs. the dow jones gained 106 points for the week and s&p 500 finished eight points higher and nasdaq gained 57 for the week. later this week, a hearing is scheduled to discuss victim restitution in the case of by conagra. peter pan and great value, walmart's private label are involved. the 44-state salmonella outbreak. conagra pleaded guilty for violating the act. a service by the travel industry group time off found 668 million days went unused
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the rugged football's hall of fame might have sneered at this. an exhibition game there was cancelled last night because of poor field conditions. green bay and indianapolis players complained that congealed paint made the artificial turf unsafe in spots. eight new members were inducted, including the first black head coach to win a super bowl. >> the lord has truly led me on a wonderful journey through 31 years in the nfl.
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. officials at a kansas city, kansas, water park are trying to figure out why a 10-year-old boy was killed on its main that is 17 stories high, the world's largest and features a 168-foot plunge at 65 miles an hour. caleb schwab was the son of a kansas state lawmaker. and donald trump gives a speech in detroit today outlining his economic plans. its reported they include a proposal to allow parents to deduct child care costs from income tax. a new "the washington post"/abc news poll finds trump trailing hillary clinton by eight points nationally. a cbs news tracking poll finds clinton up by 12 points in the
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beaches are a big part of rio de janeiro's beauty, but lurking under the water is a dirty secret. jamie yuccas reports from rio. >> reporter: a waterfall of trash and sewage flows from the top of rio de janeiro's largest mountain. the federal government promised improvements would be made after winning the olympic bid in 2009 but residents say nothing has ever been done to treat water. >> translator: it is equivalent of a father going through a difficult financial situation and decides to throw a party and invite all of his friend despite taking care of his property. >> reporter: he has lived here. >> reporter: luis alaveda has lived here his whole life and walked up and down treacherous stairs and rivers of garbage flow around every corner. all of that ends up here. let me tell you even 200 feet up you can still smell a very foul
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>> translator: i found many plastic bottles and rats and cats, dogs, condoms and diapers in the dirty water. >> reporter: his love of surfing puts him in water that could make his sick from noro virus to hepatitis according to a study conducted by the associated press. he now documents everything and uses social media to show the world that rio's beautiful looking beaches have a very ugly secret. >> translator: my hope iha happening and help us. because if you depend on the government of rio de janeiro, we will get no solution. >> reporter: it would mean more than catching a break, because if the olympics didn't bring change, many wonder what will. in rio de janeiro, jamie yuccas, cbs news. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will show you how car thieves are breaking into vehicles in just minutes through a computer hacking. plus, we will meet a giant alligator that has become a fixture on a golf course in florida.
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that is the "cbs this morning" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm meg oliver.
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hi, everybody. welcome to the cbs4 morning news. right now, 4:30. i'm -- i'm alan gionet. >> and i'm britt moreno. let's get to the forecast. dave, we couldn't see anythingau >> we have a great day and a mild start on this monday. we're looking at 70s around the state park. as we go through the day, we'll have more moisture and cloud cover holding that -- orlando jr is our weather watchers in -- joy jordan is our weather watcher. we had sprinkles go through overnight. rare hail storm

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