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in car actually just died behind us. >> millions waking up drenched from florida all the way to the northeast. >> the heavy rain was too much for baltimore. >> embattled mayor rob ford said he's taking time off from his campaign to go into rehab. >> and it's being described as crack cocaine. >> a who's who of billionaires just in case they get a chance to buy the los angeles clippers. >> oprah winfrey leads the list. >> i can make some things
happen. >> clean-up under way in virginia after a train derailment may have dumped thousands of gallons of oil in the river. >> there's a dog on the field. he just stole the right fielder's glove and now the left fielder's glove. >> it was bill whitaker day in los angeles. >> as randy newman sang "i love l.a." >> and all that matters. >> army sergeant and his military dog are back together after an emotional reunion in chicago. >> got her a nice bed but she can sleep on the couch with me. >> finally sterling's alleged mistress said she'll someday run for president of the united states. >> finally a president who is es. not afraid to look directly into a solar eclipse. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, naraorah. >> good morning, charlie. >> tens of millions of americans are ready to call may day. there is serious flooding this morning from the northeast all the way to the gulf coast. >> in pensacola, florida, one of the hardest hit cities, a deadly explosion that may be flooding related leveled part of a county jail overnight. mark straussman is at the scene where the blast killed two and injured more than 100 inmates and guards. >> i can tell you there are clear signs of damage to the buildi jail from this blast. from the from the second to the fourth floor. floor, a long crack that runs toat is the top to the bottom. there's rubble on the ground that goes into the entrance of f this facility. to see wheth the building is now vacant now also that it's first light, it will is be safe enough for them to go the jai into the facility to see what exactly are we dealing with here
and how exactly did this happen? witnes about 600 people were inside the wou jail when the explosion happened about 11:00 last night.. 400 inmates, 200 employees. the buses will take them to local hospitals. the ot none of them had life threatening injuries. the two killed were both inmates. the explosion was possibly caused by this week's flooding. the flooding has startled many people in this community. >> across pensacola, people are cleaning up from the worst flooding in decades. more than 20 hours left roads soated saturated, they simply gave way.ply gave >> this road was up to the top the t of the area here and it's just completely gone now. >> braden ball has lived on l has piedmont road for 12 years, but wednesday it became piedmont river. >> we're talking about the water. how fast was it going down?
>> it was going. i have no idea how fast.ast it looked like something you'd >> it ride rapids in or something. i i mean it was very very fast. >> the raging water busted g y underground pipes, sending natural gas shooting into the area. heavy rains wiped out a section of this highway and despite days out thi of warning, the powerful storm system caught many by surprise. more than 300 9/11 calls were placed from people who needed help evacuating. florida's governor declared a state of emergency in 26 counties. >> repairs to all the washed out roads and bridges will go on for weeks here but there is a more immediate crisis and that is what do with the facility. also what to do with the become hundreds of inmates now scattered at regional jails.crisis. >> mark, thanks. the system that brought heavy rains and killer tornadoes to b the south is causing flooding to the into the northeast.th is >> it is raining hard this morning in eastern new england. don is in the lindenwood orhood outs
neighborhood to show us some of >> good the problems. >> good morning. you can see some of the cars ight stranded overnight during the rapidly rising floodwaters all over this area. this part of queens was built on marshland in the early 1900s. many houses have basements and residents garages underneath them. unfortunately that means people are reporting up to 7 feet of water in the basements. >> this woman was stuck in her car for nearly a half hour rescue before rescue workers could r reach her. others were stranded inside inside their homes.their some couldn't even make it there.t >> my house was that way or south.. i see some cars make it some . don't make it. die they just die out. water just floods their engine and it just turns off. >> torrential rain pours through new york city subway grates and
seeped into the ground in yonkers, leading to a 50-foot mud slide. the storm has been making its way north, drenching the carolinas. parts of virginia and maryland. in west pikeland pennsylvania this man was rescued by a raft rescued after his car got stuck. and just outside of philadelphia, a city bus was bus caught in floodwaters, emergency crews moving two passengers and ncy crui the driver to safety.nd a d in hoboken, new jersey floodwater swamped cars and made roads impasseableimpassable. to teen-agers climbed a fence, hoping to hoping to avoid the knee-deep r. water. this area of queens was very hard hit by super storm signed's storm surge. believe it or not, some of the residents here are saying that this was even worse. if there's any good news at all, it's that it's expected to warm um and to dry out later today. norah. don, thanks. flash flood being hit parts of north carolina. dozens of people had to be
rescued in fayetteville. those of you in the west face much different conditions this morning. megan glaros of wbbm is tracking your extreme weather. >> good morning to those of you in the west where fire danger will be high today and temperatures anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees above normal with a big ridge of high pressure centered over idaho. that's going to create winds ramping up through southern california today, the santa ana winds will be in effect today, gusting anywhere from 40 to 70 miles an hour. temperatures will range from 90 to 100 and low humidity levels will all make for a very high fire danger in southern california today. highs will range from 84 in seattle, which could be a new record there, to as much as 93 near the coast in los angeles. but you get inland in southern california today and temperatures could top 100 santa an degrees. hot day there. >> megan, thanks. that extreme heat and those santa ana winds are fuelling a gerous dangerous wildfire in the foot hills east of los angeles.
good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and good morning to our viewers here in the west. we're here at a staging area for the more than 700 firefighters on the ground. the conditions were so ripe for a wildfire that crews across the state were sent to this area before the fires even started. crews overnight continued to battle fliemsames in the san bernardino mountains. fire forced more than 1,600 families to leave their homes. kim packed what she could after spotting a cloud of smoke over her neighborhood. >> you go to bed thinking this w might be the day i lose my home. po we're trying to save our lives at this point. >> the wildfire ignited wednesday morning and quadrupleda few in size in just a few hours. by mid afternoon, it charred a thousand acres and covered communities in smoke. the wind gusts here are up to 60
miles per hour and are preventing helicopters and air tankers from taking off and ing dousing the fire from the air. takin those strong santa ana winds fan the flames and sent dangerous rhoods embers flying into neighborhoods miles away from the wildfire. >> we're worried mostly about re spotting. w you get the ambers in this wind spot and the smoke and dropping into the yards. >> reporter: so the area could here. be vulnerable long before the fire gets here? the >> in these areas.s like >> reporter: with forecasters orecaste predicting more strong winds and predic hot temperatures this area will remain at risk, even after this fire is contained. and this morning families are being allowed to return to their homes. so far no homes have been damaged. >> thank you. no the mayor of north america's ged. fourth largest city says he needs to go to rehab. toronto mayor rob ford is putting politics on hold to seek
help. professional help. last night's announcement came after a new alcohol-related dent and incident and another video allegedly showing ford smoking crack cocaine. michelle miller is here with thegood mor mayor's newest woes. here we good morning. >> good morning. here we go again. earlier mayor ford launched a and reelection campaign based on the with spirit of second chances and forgiveness. but many are wondering if it's finally time for the infamous mayor to exit public life for good. love >> i love our city and i love being your mayor! >> on wednesday toronto's a mayoral campaign was brought to a stand still when rob ford announced he was entering rehab. in a statement ford saturday "i have a problem with alcohol and the choices i've made under the influence." i decided to take a leave from campaigning and from my duties campaign as mayor to seek immediate help.te >> today was the first day that the mayor not only acknowledged that he has a problem but made
steps to actually do something about it. >> reporter: but just hours later, a new wave of scandal erupted. first, the "globe and mail" published pictures showing ford allegedly smoking what is said to be crack cocaine. it's said the video was shot by a drug dearlyler attempting to sell it for at least six features. m and in a tape ford who is female drunk, can be heard making offensive comments about a female political rival. [ bleep ford declined to comment on the latest allegations, but calls the for his resignation have grown louder. >> for the good of the city i call on mayor ford to resign from his office at mayor. >> yes, i have smoked crack i've cocaine.
do i? am i an addict? no. do >> who do i speak to about the proper code of conduct? i >> the mayor's antics grabbed international headlines making adlines ford canada's biggest newsmaker in recent history. but in november the city council stripped ford of his powers after he admitted to having owers substantial abuse issues. adm >> if you're drinking enough that you can try crack in your sues. 40s and you don't remember it nd maybe that's something you mightr want to think about like talking to somebody about. >> i wasn't elected to be some perfect, jimmy. >> reporter: perfect or not, e this latest round of scandal may be enough to convince ford to a get the help many think he really needs. >> i think with him just so much had been piling on and it's getting to him. it's weighing on him and maybe today was the day that all the dominos fell. >> reporter: well despite y is ford's checkered past, he continues to enjoy widespread support in many parts of the city. conti but when this latest round of
allegations, his political opponents hope this will be enough to convince mayor ford and the city to give up the keys to ford's nation once and for all. >> michelle thanks. >> the nba moves closer today to forcing donald sterling out as owner of the los angeles clippers. a committee of ten team owners will discuss sterling's future after his lifetime ban for racist comments. carter evans is at staples center in los angeles. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. today's conference call is the first meeting of owners since nba commissioner announced the ban on tuesday. now comes the hard question. can he and other owners force donald sterling to sell his team? >> no matter how long it takes, ong no matter how much money it costs, we need to get him out of out there. >> reporter: the nba's reigning mvp, lebron james, called on the league's owners to move quickly to force out donald sterling.terling. >> the next step is for the owners to vote and get him to
sell the franchise. >> that's what nba commissioner adam silver plans to do. >> the owners have the authority owner subject to three quarters vote to remove him as an owner. >> t >> that's 23 of the 30 teams in the nba. when asked anonymously, 16 owners told the associated press "as they would vote in favor of forcing sterling to sell the clippers. eight declined to reveal their he position. dallas match ricksvericks owner tweeted he agreed 100% with the eed commissioner's findings but on monday expressed concern about g a setting the precedent. >> i thi >> it's a slippery slope. when you start trying to remove people from the nba or any organization based off of their private thoughts they have at home.n >> reporter: the league's bylaws spell out what happens if any sterling's ownership rights are terminated. the commissioner will take he control of the clippers set a price, price and put the team up for sale. but one long-time nba executive tells cbs news quote, the
league expect as fight on this and that fight could end up in ederal court, says gabe feldman, the director of the law program at tulane university. d >> the question is does his racism give the other owners the legal right to vote him out? vot we don't know the answer yes. >> reporter: even though the tha clippers are not yet up for ng up same, big names are lining up to told bid. oprah tells us she may partner with david geffen and magic johnson moved one step closer to throwing his hat in the ringing on wednesday. >> i will be owner of an nba team sometime. it has to be the right situation. is the clippers the right situation? of course. it's one of the premiere franchises. >> reporter: while potential buyers wait the clock is ticking for the nba.
sterling has five to reply after written charges are filed against him. after that the board of governors will hold a hearing within ten days on the matter. >> thanks. ford is appointing a new ceo this morning. the promotion was expected. fields has been running ford's day-to-day operations for more than a year.tireing after eight years.st. >> adam sinn fein is under arrest for a notorious murder more than 40 years ago. the investigation is reopening old wounds.n lon elizabeth, good morning. is >> reporter: good morning. >> gerry adams actually handed himself in late yesterday and spent the night in a cell but he
hasn't yet been charged. he explicit lely denies he has anything to do with this crime. >> i'm innocent totally of any part of the abduction, killing w and burial of jean mcconnell.re >> she was dragged from her home by the i.r.a., forcealsely accused of informing. her murder was just one atrosity gerry ad in the decades-long struggle against the irish. witnesses, including former i.r.a. member deloreses price says he was a paramilitary commander, too. in 2012 she told cbs news adams . had sent her to plant a bomb in
london. >> who sent me to london to blow to it up? >> reporter: who? >> >> gerry adams. >> gerry adams has worked hard >> to recast himself as a clear s voice for irish reconciliation re now and in the future. >> i have tried to work at building the peace. >> reporter: but his past may yet get in the way. this of course is politically explosive, norah, and there are fears it might undermine northern ireland's still very still fragile peace. >> indeed elizabeth. thank you. it's 7:19. ahead we'll look at headlines from around the globe. plus up to 50,000 we are going to see near record-breaking temperatures again around the bay area as high pressure sits over hid. so yeah, a lot of sunshine to start the day. but we'll notice some changes by the afternoon. hazy looking back towards san francisco right now. but that strong dome of high pressure sitting overhead and those offshore winds continuing at least this morning. by the afternoon a little bit
a massive sinkhole swallows cars in a neighborhood full of homes. >> i'm chip reid in baltimore. is it a landslide or sinkhole? whatever it is it's huge. we'll show you coming up. >> the news is back in the morning here on "cbs this morning." stay tuned for your local news. >> this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota, let's go places. toyota. let's go places. yeah! ♪ if you want to see old faithful ♪ ♪ don't be such a couch potato ♪ ♪ yeah just go check out the thing for yourself ♪ highlander! ♪ we ain't got no room for boring ♪ ♪ ferdy gerdy ferdy ger boom! ♪ [ cluck, cluck ] ♪ no, we ain't got no room ♪ ♪ for boring ♪ ♪ for boring, we ain't got no room ♪ ahh! [ male announcer ] the all-new highlander. toyota. let's go places. hi. what did you do to deserve that thin mints flavor coffee-mate? it's only one of the most delicious girl scout cookie flavors ever. i changed the printer ink. try coffee-mate girl scout cookie flavors.
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good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it is thursday morning. 7:26. here's what's happening around the bay area. right now, a massive fire destroyed a san jose home overnight. two people and a dog able to escape when the house on foxworthy avenue went up in flames. no word on what may have caused that fire. investigators in vallejo are trying to figure out why a woman intentionally crashed into other cars. it happened along eastbound interstate 80. the destruction finally ended when the driver crashed a walmart truck into that truck. may day rallies are planned all over the bay area today. the first event for international workers day started early this morning in san francisco's mission district. workers are advocating for issues that include immigrant rights and a living wage here on may 1st. got your traffic and weather, it's a hot one, coming up right after the break. stay there.
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back open. it was the scene of an accident. for a while it was a really tight squeeze. traffic was getting by slowly in the northbound lanes near the oakland coliseum. in the last five minutes, things have loosened up. so slight delays now around that 23rd exit. here's a live look from some of our sensors coming into walnut creek. an earlier accident at treat, also cleared. that's your also "kcbs traffic." more on your forecast, here's lawrence. all right. that big ridge of high pressure continuing to sit overhead. it is a glorious start to the day, lots of sunshine, some mild temperatures, clear skies at ocean beach. should be a gorgeous start to the day there, although they will see changes by the afternoon. that ridge of high pressure will bring some very hot temperatures near record- breaking numbers. by the afternoon back into the 90s in the valleys, 80s and 90s inside the bay and 70s along the coastline. but the sea breeze going to kick in the latter part of the day. that will cool you down. much cooler weather expected into the weekend.
her. >> baby. hi, baby. >> look at this heart-warming moment at chicago's o'hare airport. iraq war veteran jason boss reunited with his former bomb sniffing dog ceecee. bob left the military before ceecee. they were apart for two years and when bob learned that ceecee was retiring he jumped at the chance to adopt and what a reunion. he said he always rubbed her like that on her belly. >> two years and ceecee still remembered. you know what i like? i like how his voice goes up. do you have a barkley voice that you use, charlie? wouldn't i love to hear that. barkley, hi baby.
>> no. >> do you have one? >> no not that. >> i don't know. >> come here, dog. >> okay. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour a new scare involving crude oil and trans. we're at the scene of a fire derailment. how it could give critics new fuel. >> plus, remember this? we introduce you to the high school senior with offers from eight ivy league colleges. he's just solved a happy dilemma. we'll show you where he's going to be big man on campus. that's ahead. and severe weather blamed on the flooding. many areas still have slide. whatever the name, the likely culprit is the massive rain that fell here over the past two
days. it was just before wednesday night's rush hour when a massive street collapse cents cars plunging down a landslide. people described feeling a rumble and hearing what sounded like thunder. >> slowly but surely it was sinking and sinking and sinking. >> as the wall collapsed the sidewalks caved with it. >> the walls, the lights the cars, everything parked on that side of the street gone. >> reporter: drivers returned to their parked cars hoping to find them where they had had lem them. some were lucky. others were not. the debris fell off the hill and onto the tracks of a nearby railway stopping train traffic in the area but it's not known what caused the ground to cave in. officials say the hard weather of herb snows and rains weakened the roadways. >> flood flood watch for ufl us
until early tomorrow morning. >> reporter: just last night they warned people of unsafe driving conditions. uplifted trees were sent crashing into homes and cars. some towns were deserted. most stayed off the roads but some drove through the high water. this driver had to push his car to news is that there are no reports of injury. charlie? >> chip, thanks. a freight train derailed carrying coal fell off the tracks. since it was a freight train there were no passengers aboard and the crew is okay.
and crews are near another rail accident this morning near lynchburg, virginia. this train owned by csx was carried crud billowed into the sky after a train carrying crude oil derailed. nooern homes and businesses were evacuated as firefighters let the flames burn out. no injuries were reported. city officials say 50,000
gallons of crude oil are not accounted for that. you're unsure how much occurred from the fire and how muched into the river. they say the city's water supply is not contaminated. lynchburg mayor, mike gillette. >> they're going to secure the sight and make sure we don't have additional damage. >> reporter: the deadlyiest ins skenlts happened when a tran went a off the tracks exploded killing 47 people. four months ago, another derailment this one in north dakota where crews had to clean up some 400,000 gallons of spilled crude. no one was injured. just last week the now former chairman of the ntsb deborah hersman -- >> we need to make sure we're getting ahead of it. right now we're behind it.
as a nation as country as transportation system. we're treeing to play catchup. >> reporter: but they say they're working to come up with a plan to enhance the safety of railcars. they've invested in first responder training issued emergency orders and safety advisers. they're also through inspections trying to verify crude oil is being properly labeled. secretary anthony fox says it's a top pry yorts. >> what you have a paroleis a new
that is being viewed. it was submitted late yesterday by the department of transportation. >> thanks. "new york times" looks at some survivors from the ferry disaster. one was seen shotting sh like thend. one said mom and dad, i love you. >> the oklahoma gronch is halting all executions. they're looking at what went wrong. he died of a heart attack. he was the first to receive the drug's new come bane nation. >> montana's missourian says --
stacy rambo admitted to attacking if a student. she killed herself. the court assigned the case to a new judge or resensing. jameis winston was arrested for shoplifting. the bill $32. deputies found winston at home. he said he jichts was about to pay. the wall street jornl report as what could be a big shakeup in television. at&t is talking with directv. >> it's been the scene of countless hollywood eventses be u now it's at the center of a
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this morning the new york ivy league student has talked about where he's going. vinita nair was there for the big announcement in the story we've been watching. >> he had a nearly perfect s.a.t. score his 2% in high school the son of immigrants from ghana is hard-working which is why so many are interested in his decision. i i'm excited and proud to announce this fall i'll be a member of the yale university class of 2017. >> reporter: average high school seniors don't hold a press
conference to announce their college decision. but kwasi enin is not exception. he's an exception. >> i now know a little bit more about how the media works. >> kwasi's rare feet received so much attention it even earned him a cameo on late night tv. >> the number one way to make your college application stand out. >> in the airrea what makes your college app indication stand out, right apliechlt. >> do you want to be a loser? it's up to you, it's your choice. >> kwasi, most students don't have a press conference when they decide which college they're going to dogo to. why did you decide to do it this way? >> to be honest i wanted to do a
one-time announcement so my studies wouldn't be interrupted anymore. >> reporter: it's not just academics. he plays sports and music, is active in student government and volunteers and a church and hospital. he's already famous but he's got even bigger plans ahead. >> i'm hoping some day after college i can enter medical school graduate and become a medical doctor. >> yale had been his first choice all along. he said financial aid was a financial consideration i love the dad saying do you want to be a loser? it's your choice. no, sir, i don't want to be a loser. he's got a younger sister who's 14. no pressure there for her. >> no pressure. >> did she sugar she deal better? >> she must do better. >> my thinking is she's a woman. she'll do well. i'm just saying. i'm just saying. that's based on what vinita was
we are going to see near record-breaking temperatures again around the bay area as high pressure sits overhead. so yeah, a lot of sunshine to start the day. but we'll notice some changes by the afternoon. hazy looking back towards san francisco right now. but that strong dome of high pressure sitting overhead and those offshore winds continuing at least this morning. by the afternoon a little bit of a sea breeze kicking in maybe slightly cooler near the coastline, still 80s and 90s in the bay and 90s in the valleys. much cooler tomorrow and a whole lot cooler for the weekend. ahead, a fight for the future. a world of renowned beauty. >> reporter: there's battle under way over what some say is another new threat that the reef is facing. we'll tell you about it coming up on "cbs this morning." they weren't looking at me. ♪ ♪ i can't believe i still have acne at my age. i feel like it's my acne they
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all over the bay good morning. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. a number of protests, marches and rallies are planned for may day all over the bay area. workers gathered this morning in san francisco to protest antilabor legislation. people all over the world are taking part in what's known as international labor day. a massive fire destroyed a san jose home overnight. two people and a dog were able to escape when a house on foxworthy avenue went up in flames. no word on what caused the fire. mandatory evacuation orders are canceled for more than 1600 homes in san bernardino that were endangered by a wildfire. the fire spread because of the winds. the fire has burned about 1,000 acres. stay with us.
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good morning. we're tracking the ride from marin county on southbound 101 and it's really busy because of two separate accidents both of which are still blocking lanes. you can see the tweet from kcbs. southbound 101, alameda del prado and another one even farther down approaching tiburon boulevard. so give yourself a lot of extra time if you are traveling through novato into san rafael and continuing on to the golden gate bridge. here's a live look at the san mateo commute, also very heavy right now leaving hayward. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence with the forecast. and we are cranking up the temperatures around the bay area today, near record levels by the afternoon, cooler at the coastline but going to get hot. 80s and 90s inside the bay, a lot of 90s into the valleys and 70s toward the coastline. tonight, the sea breeze will carry patchy fog toward the coast, much cooler the next few days. ♪
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday may 1, 2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including a jail hit by flooding and then by a deadly explosion. but first, here is a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. there are clear signs of damage from the blast at this jail. two people killed were both inmates. >> this area was very hard hit by superstorm sandy. some residents are saying this was even worse. >> officials were calling this a sinkhole. now they say it was a landslide. >> it was sinking and sinking and sinking. conditions were so ripe for a wildfire the crew ss across the state were sent to this area before the fire even started.
many are wondering if it's final finally time for the infamous mayor to exit public life for good. now comes the hard question can he and other owners force donald sterling to sell his team? what kind of student says no to harvard, princeton, cornell, and four other ivy league schools? yale had been kwasi's first choice all along. look at this heart-warming moment. iraq war veteran reunited with his former bob sniffing dog ceecee. >> ceecee! >> i love how his voice goes up. ceecee hi, baby. do you have a barkley voice you use, charlie? do you have one? >> no, not that. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. pensacola, florida, is already reeling. this morning the city faces a new crisis.
an overnight gas explosion destroyed part of its county jail killing two inmates. >> the jail flooded when the area got nearly two feet of rain. officials say they don't know yet if the blast is related to the storm. emergency workers in pensacola spent all of wednesday rescuing people from cars homes and rooftops. flooding surrounded her car. the storm also destroyed some roads in the florida panhandle as the system moved north. it also left roads under watt thor in parts of virginia. some people say it's the worst flooding they've ever seen. >> and this morning the northeast is getting soaked, a driver and passengers had to be helped off a city bus in philadelphia, one of dozens of rescues in the region. flood warnings are still up from philadelphia to new york city. don dahler is in queens new york, which was hit hard overnight. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, this is a scene we're seeing all up and down the east
coast. cars abandoned by their drivers because of the rapidly rising floodwaters. in fact there have been sights of cars actually floating down streets. there are thousands of road closures. last night's commute for a lot of people during rush hour was a nightmare because of torrential rain. this morning has not been much better as commuters try to make their way around flooded streets like this one. this area of queens is low lying. it was actually built on marsh land and it's prone to flooding. they took a big hit during superstorm sandy but, unfortunately, they're saying even though some of these neighborhoods have recovered from that storm, now they have to start all over again. gayle? >> thank you, don. the storm system is being blamed for at least 37 deaths this week. meteorologist megan glaros over at cbs station wbbm says we can expect one more day of trouble. oh, boy. megan, good morning. good morning to you and, yes, the flood inging threat is not
over. we still have flood warnings in effect for mississippi alabama, and florida. and it is not just there. we move up to the north as well where we have flood warnings and watches anywhere from virginia stretching up to massachusetts. more than 5 inches of rain fell in had central park and there is the possibility of more rain today falling anywhere from just north of miami all the way up to maine. we are looking at the possibility of some storms maybe even isolated severe weather along the carolinas and the mid-atlantic and this is a look at the doppler indicated totals for the storm system on tuesday and wednesday in the panhandle. pensacola picked up just over 20 inches of rain. and to put that into perspective for you los angeles has had just shy of 16 inches since january 1 of 2012 norah. >> megan, thanks. the malaysian government is out this morning with its preliminary report on flight 370. it finds a four-hour gap between the time controllers noticed the plane disappeared and the start of the search.
the report recommends real-time tracking of commercial aircraft. the final aerial search ended yesterday. the jet vanished nearly two months ago. this morning malaysia airlines told the families of those aboard the missing boeing 777 to go home. many had stayed at hotels in malaysia desperate for news. nba owners will hold their first official meeting today since donald sterling was banned from the league after racist comments. a third of the owners serve on a committee. they're expected to help clear the way to force sterling to sell the los angeles clippers. carter evans is at staples center, home of the resurgent team. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. players are calling on team owners to move quickly to force sterling to sell the clippers. now nba commissioner adam silver needs 75% of team owners to vote to oust sterling. if that happens, the commissioner will take over the team and then sell it. some big names are already lining up to bid on the clippers. oprah winfrey tells us she and david geffen may partner with oracle ceo ellison.
floyd mayweather jr. and oscar at the la jolla and magic johnson is dropping hints he too, may be interested. the clippers are playing in oakland tonight and are seger to put this scandal behind them so they can continue to focus on the rest of the playoff games ahead of them. >> all right, carter, thanks the. i was talking to oprah late last night about it. she's excited about the possibility. i'm thinking i need to get some clippers merchandise. a jersey or two. >> i think you'd be needing to get us some tickets. >> i loved hearing on the news this morning at 5:00 they said and if oprah buys the team we're expected to be celebrities like stedman and gayle in had the stands. >> norah and charlie. did you hear that part, too? carter, thank you. the nba's response to donald sterling is rekindling another racially charged debate. harry reid says it's time for washington redskins owner dan snyder to change that team's
name. >> don't you think daniel snyder could come up with a name? it should be easy. since snyder fails to show any leadership, the national football league should take an assist from the nba and pick up the slack. it would be a slam dunk. >> harry reid says the nfl has, quote, been sitting on its hands while an entire population of americans is denigrated. a groundbreaking new law takes effect in tennessee this summer. it allows criminal charges against pregnant women who abuse drugs. tennessee will be the only place where a mother can be prosecuted based on the impact from drugs on her pregnancy. a mother can avoid going to jail if she enrolls in a drug treatment programs. legal analyst rikki klieman is with us. rikki, the aclu says the law is dangerous. it could prevent women from getting necessary prenatal care. you say it's a good law. >> well i certainly understand the aclu's point of view and, by
the way, it's the point of view of the drug czars, the point of view of the women's graups who have spoken out against this law, it's the point of view of health care providers. so the aclu is not alone here. but on the other side of this, this is what we call a velvet hammer. this is a law that is saying look, we're giving up in tennessee. we have in tennessee 921 cases last year of neonatal abstinence syndrome, meaning a child born of a pregnant mother who was drug addicted the child was addicted. what happens to this child is horrific. so they're saying just as you introduce this, if you go into drug treatment, you're not the going to jail. so the argument of saying we're stopping women from getting any kind of drug treatment because they're afraid they'll be arrested, that's a false argument. you have a situation here where you need accountability. we have babies having babies. we have drug addicts having babies. and what the governor has said
after ten days of in-depth study is to say i hear what everyone is telling me. i just don't know what else to do. >> but doesn't it raise a question if the state is trying to get involved in what a woman can and cannot do with her body, doesn't it raise another whole set of issues nobody wants to get involved with? >> of course. and certainly if you're someone who supports a woman's right to choose, which is the constitutional law of the land since roe versus wade you say my relationship as a woman with my body about pregnancy is mine and my choice alone. but this isn't just about the pregnancy. if you're a drug addict you are giving birth to a drug addicted child. >> and more states are considering these types of laws. >> 17 states say it's child abuse. and when we look at this spectrum, this has been growing as a drug epidemic. it's really a frightening thing. the best thing about this law, we can say, is this. even for those who hate it it has a sunset provision. it's a two-year law.
the governor says he's going to study it. he's going to see if ultimately families are being separated and this is becoming law. >> thank you. this morning a new york city horse carriage driver is accused of switching horses. this case has more ammunition for new york mayor bill de blasio. he wants to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city. tourist officials are among those trying to stop the plan. in an interview last night de blasio explained his motivation. >> cities around the world have already made the decision to end the practice of horse carriages because it's an arcane practice. it's not particularly humane to the horses involved. we just had an accident a week or so ago a horse in the middle of traffic spooked, you have a crash, someone gets hurt. the horse gets hurt. why? horses don't belong in the middle of manhattan streets. we can find another way to support the tourist industry
create jobs for those individuals but not have an inhumane practice. i'm convinced we'll get there. there's a lot of detail but i'm convince ed convinced we'll get there the. >> a lot of debate here because celebrities are on both sides. >> both sides. a lot of money on each side of this debate as well and special
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northern michigan. the image will be featured on next year's national park pass. about 18,000 amateur photos entered the contest. they entered waters parks, and other federal lands. we have some great choruses to chies. >> you read my mind. >> very nice. >> how can we see these? >> on our cbs answer page. >> of course. >> i love our parks. is it almost summer? >> camping, gayle? >> no, thanks. i know that was a trick question. i make hotel reservations. >> have you been camping? >> for sure. >> when? >> you are not pitching a tent and camping. no you're not. pass the grey poupon.
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foreign spy agencies are trying to recruit american students abroad. that's the new warning from the fbi. it's hoping to get the word out with a 28-minute spy film that's based on a true story. get a load of this. margaret brennan is in washington with a new message. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. the fbi says they've seen increased attempts by foreign intelligent networks to recruit american students abroad. that's why the fbi made this movie, to help students recognize when they're being. >> working for the cia would be beneficial for both you and us. >> it's a cautionary tale for americans studying abroad. >> you're just a pawn. one of many. >> the fbi film called "game of pawns" is heavy on the hollywood cliches if not the production values but it tells the real
life story of glen shriver, a 22-year-old from michigan who studied in shanghai. he found a seemingly innocuous job online righting papers on u.s./china relations. >> it with us free money, no strings attached. >> but over time the job description changed. shriver accepted $70,000 from chinese operatives and agreed to apply for u.s. government jobs in order to gain access to classified information. by then the fbi was on to him. he was arrested in 2010 and pleaded gl to one count of attempting to spy. he is now serving a four-year prison sentence. >> recruitment's going on, you know. don't fool yourself? >> in an a message from prison he warns. >> if somebody's offering you money and it feels like you don't have to do anything for the money, there's probably a hook you're not seeing. >> the fbi won't say how many
students have been turned into spies but said they're increasingly being targeted. it's a shift from traditional insider recruits like convicted spice, robert hanssen, a 25-year veteran of the fbi. fill philip mudd says it's easy. university students may also have access to academic research in science and technology that can prove just as valuable as any state secrets. >> now they've just shifted to places. it reflect as revolution in the spy business. >> the bi says china's not the only and cubans are also targeting students. >> thank you, mar get. >> your mama always said if
> your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. it's 8:25. time for some news headlines. a massive fire destroyed a san jose home overnight. two people and a dog were able to escape when the house on foxworthy avenue went up in flames. no word on what caused the fire. vallejo investigators are trying to figure out why a woman intentionally crashed into other cars. it happened along eastbound interstate 80. the destruction ended when the driver crashed a walmart truck. may day rallies are planned all over the bay area today. the first event for international workers day started early this morning in san francisco's mission district. workers are advocating for issues that include immigrant rights and a living wage. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
come on! [ female announcer ] watch live tv anywhere. the x1 entertainment operating system, only from xfinity. good morning. we are getting our first reports of a crash. it's near the macarthur maze. it sounds like it's westbound 80 before you reach 580 heading into emeryville. you can see that the delays are -- well, stacked up pretty heavily all the way into richmond and again, these are first reports coming in of what sounds like a motorcycle accident. so expect delays through the macarthur maze. if you're traveling through marin county, we also had a couple of different accidents, one in novato, another one coming into san rafael. and we're seeing good sized delays from beyond highway 37
straight on down towards your lucky drive exit. and a live look now at the san mateo bridge out the door we go, you can see how backed up traffic is heading out of hayward. busy morning on the roads. all right. for the latest on your forecast, here's lawrence. elizabeth, i was just looking at some of these temperatures right now and almost 70 degrees at the airport in san francisco, so we're off and running on some very mild to warm temperatures already. it's going to be another hot one toward the afternoon. maybe near record levels. looking out at some sunny skies over the bay bridge right now, that ridge of high pressure beginning to slide a little bit further to the east so in the afternoon, we may have a little bit of a sea breeze develop along the coastline and that may cool down the temperatures. but not before squeezing out some 70s out toward the beaches today. lots of 80s and 90s inside the bay as high as 91 in san jose. about 89 in vallejo. 91 in napa. about 93 degrees in livermore. big change though comes tonight. the sea breeze kicks in maybe patchy fog along the coastline tomorrow morning. temperatures as much as 20 to 25 degrees cooler over the weekend. slight chance of showers north of the golden gate on monday.
welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour australia's great barrier reef is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms but some worry coral formations could be at risk by coal. lee cowen takes us there. >> we'll go to tiny houses. a woman lives in only 84 square feet of space. that's tight. that's ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning's headlines. this morning they look at nasa's new spacesuit design. more than 200,000 people voted for their favorite based on the outfit's color.
63% chose the astronaut suit designed to work and live on mars. taco bell is trying to explain the mystery meat in its beechlt the website examines the other 12%. it including a kind of sugar, form of yeast and an artificial ingredient that tastes like black pepper. nail salons using lamp with ultraviolet light may increase the chance of skin cancer. but the report also says the cancer risk is low. the "new york post" says the draft of one of the most popular songs of all time is going up for auction. bob dylan's "like a rolling stone" was written in dylan's own hand on four sheets of hotel
station err stationery is expected to go for up to $2 million. >> pharrell said he was not the first to record "happy." cee lo green was the first but it was a better fit for pharrell. we know cee lo green is great but pharrell did it. >> didn't pharrell write it? >> he did. facebook is trying to make its users happy because it's testing its users. they're designed to give the social network's 1.3 billionion users bigger say about who gets to learn about their lives. ken stevens is an editor at large with our partners at cnet. good morning. what are the changes? >> there are a couple. right now you can sign into a lot of web pages and applications by clicking a blue facebook button. what facebook is adding is the idea of being able to sign in
anonymously. it's like being able to take a test drive without handing over your driver's license. the application developer doesn't get any of your information but if you want to use it for longer you can sign in. at that point you have more control over what you hand over. right now when you sign over, you don't know what you're handing over. now you can have control is it kbrour first name, last name birthday? >> what does it say? facebook is looking out for you or it's for their own personal growth i think they're finally listening. it's a lot like a black hole. you're feeding information in. they're frankly, listening more i get prompts to log in through facebook and i'm not going to log in because is don't want them to have access to my facebook page.
>> now you can log in and get the full experience. >> so the mantra used to be move fast and break things. now what is it. move fast with a stable infrastructure. it's hard to believe the company is ten years old. are they trying to send a different message? >> they definitely are. i tried to write a development on it. by the time i finished so much had finished, the book was obsolete and the book never got published. now they're going to try to be much more stable. they're going be stable so the developers can stay on top of it and not have it break all the time. >> good thing about twitter. they released their earnings and stocks are town. what's going down? >> they ooher not showing this kind of growth that investors are looking for at this point. there's a lot of doom and gloom for twitter but there was for facebook six months ago. we'll see what happens six months from now. >> thanks tim. greats to have you here. the great barrier reef is
one of the greatest wonders but this year there's a warning that it's under threat. cbs correspondent lee cowen takes us under the waves down under. >> reporter: from the air, the dive site on the island looks pretty inviting. the famous white haven beach. he came on vacation here 30 yearsyear s ago and never left. so the great barrier reef is your backyard. >> it ils. i've loved spending time on water. i probably spent more time on water than on land. >> the view he was anxious to show. just beneath the waves is a shimmering kaleidoscope.
it's the i kwiv lent of a national park. like a park it's to be protect protected protected. but on wednesday a united nations agency overseeing the conservation of the reef expressed concern over a decline in its overall health siting threats both natural and manmade like this. >> this is the birth. >> there are a lot of shipping ports. the australian government would like to double this port's capacity to nearly 130 million tons of coal every year. >> we're talking about the largest carpool in the largest area on earth. >> reporter: she says the reef is already under assault by a variety of natural causes. >> so this just aggravated an already bad situation in your view. >> exactly.
we know that cyclone, climate change storms they all have a great impact on the reef. so why then are we adding another threat? >> reporter: at issue is just how the planned expansion of the port would work. to make room for more ships at least a million cubic feet of sand and mud would be needed enough to fill about 150,000 dump trucks. the spoil, as it's called would be dumped in the great barrier marine reef park. environmentalists liken that to discarding millions of tons of waste in the middle of the grand canyon. >> i'm all for having a fair fight, but at the moment this isn't a fair fight. >> reporter: queensland's environmental minister andrew powell says the government is being unfairly tagged as the bad guys. >> we care about the environment, wi care about the great barrier reef we care about the reputation. i've about got five kids.
>> reporter: any potential damage he said is being purposely distorted by what he called alarmist propaganda like this from greenpeace australia. >> what the extreme environmental groups will have you believe through their hysteria is this is being exposed right on our pristine reef. >> reporter: so you're not talking about that. >> no. >> he said it would instead be carefully let loose over a deep natural channel left to sink to the bottom in native sand and clay. marine scientist paul doyle insisted any ed insist eded any impact would be nej negligible. >> reporter: critics question that theory and threaten it could go all the way and smother
it korls and sea grass. >> imagine getting a bucket of sand dumping it in your swimming pool. it spreads. >> the sky of all this is amaze amazing amazing. the distance from the proposed dump sight is about 25 miles. but in between there there are thousands of fringe reefs as well. like the one we dove on with tony. >> it may not directly impact the coral because as the government says with're not dumping directly on the coral but it's part of the system. if you impact any part of the system, it will eventually impact it itself. >> reporter: they warn that unlels more is done it may consider putting great barrier reef on its list of sites that are in danger. in the meantime the reef and its silent inhab tarnlts are left to battle the threats they're using to worrying.
"cbs this morning," i'm lee cowen in the islands of australia. >> a perfect example of how untouched -- nature uncutched can be so extraordinarily beautiful. >> i've been there. it's an amazing thing. you think something could happen to that. you eat better do semi. they will fill is out. . i'm carter evan at the country care van at the country's tiniest hotel where you can check it in and size it
lt tiny basics. >> let me show you my >> you had the career, you had the big home. three bedrooms. >> yeah ! >> what was missing? >> the thing that was most missing in that great american dream was a sense of being relaxed in my life. >> reporter: williams had a career as a hazmat inspector and like many americans worked hard just to pay her $1400 mortgage. she spent her free time fixing up her home. then suddenly she collapsed from a life-threatening heart condition, and everything changed. >> for me, it was waking up in the hospital, and being given a diagnosis that gave me 1-5 years for a healthy heart and then i would need to get a transplant. it was a kick in the pants. >> reporter: in her doctor's office she read an article about tiny houses, less than 200 square feet. that's about a fifth the size of a mobile home. but these habitats are
street-legal and they start at 11 $25,000. >> my idea when i saw this little house was that all of a sudden it would liberate me from the things that i felt most trapped by. >> reporter: she built her tiny house with found materials and parked it in a friend's backyard in olympia, washington. >> what are the utilities? >> $8 a month. tiny houses are really cute. they're like puppies or ducklings. they're like the small version of the large thing. >> reporter: williams recently wrote a book about her experience. and it now is considered -- and is now considered a pioneer in the tiny house movement. in portland, dev and her husband recently opened the country's third tiny house hotel. >> watch your head! [ laughter ] >> reporter: they sleep up to four people. >> this is quite comfortable. i have plenty of room to sit up and move around up here as well.
>> each tiny house is totally different. all of them are a little funky and artistic. >> reporter: because of the success, they're adding two more tiny houses this summer. >> there's something i think universally appealing or that brings out the child in us, that use the to play in a #2r50e house or a -- treehouse or a fort. there's something really fun about the idea of something really small. there's a playful side of it. >> reporter: many stay here to see if tiny houses could be a good fit. >> we're thinking, what are we going to do when we retire, where are we going to go? what if we don't want to settle in just one place? this is really an appealing option. >> reporter: while small and cozy is making a big impression, dee williams admits letting go of nearly everything you own can be a struggle. >> i still cry about the things that i couldn't keep. my desire for things hasn't changed. >> you just have nowhere to put it. >> i have nowhere to put it!
>> reporter: for many having less means getting more out of life. carter evans olympia washington. [ laughter ] >> what happens when company comes i think it's great that she was able to build that for herself. >> where do you put your big screen tv? >> i was looking. listen. different strokes for different folks. >> if the stress savehooder heart, good for her. >> absolutely. we all need less. >> i'm going to stay in her guesthouse. i hear it's lovely. >> yes. >> you'll have your own chat zo >> tomorrow on cbs this morning, the future of movie theaters. trying to keep up with growing competition from the small screen. competition from the small screen. that's tomorrow.
on a bittersweet note we say good-bye to producer brett. he has spent the last three years traveling the world and reporting on important stories. as he leaves for arizona he will be dearly missed here and we wish him the best of luck. i worked with him at the white house and he is a great producer and an even better man. >> yeah but did you see that smile on his face? he's like so long suckers, don't call me, aislei'll call you. >> i don't think so. >> no he liked it here. it was a joke. we wish him the best. >> good luck brett. that does it for us. be sure to tune in to cbs evening news with scott pelley.
good morning. i'm michelle greetingo. griego. a number of protests are planned for all over the bay area. people all over the world are taking part in what's known as international labor day. a fire destroyed a san jose home overnight. two people and a dog were able to escape when a fox on foxworthy avenue went up in flames. mandatory evacuation orders are canceled for more than 1600 homes in san bernardino, endangered by a wildfire. the fire spread because of the wind. it has burned about 1,000 acres. >> our weather is going to be hot today! fire danger not
running high, are still it is going to be hot in spots near record levels by the afternoon. sunshine continuing out over san jose. a little haze in the atmosphere as well. but that ridge of high pressure continues to sit overhead. i think by the afternoon, a little further to the east maybe a sea breeze returns to the coastline. that will change everything the next few days. temperatures today 91 in san jose, 91 in santa rosa 92 in fairfield. 88 into oakland. 86 degrees before the sea wreez kicks into -- breeze kicks into san francisco. and 70s near the coast. beaches, much cooler, 20-25 degrees cooler over the weekend. slight chance of showers north of the golden gate bridge on monday. we're going to check out your kcbs traffic when we come back!
good morning. still a lot of gridlock out there. the worst trouble spot, los altos. it's after magdalena avenue. an overturn. we are seeing massive delays right now. it's backed up well into downtown san jose in the northbound lanes. again, that's the spot to avoid. the drive time just between cuppertinnee.
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