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> flood fears along the east coast. millions brace for a third straight day of soaking rain. > a dramatic river rescue was under way in china this morning, after a cruise ship with more than 400 people on board capsizes in stormy weather. > an american tourist is dead. killed by a lion at a south african wildlife park. > as soon as the "vanity fair" cover comes out, i'm free. >> and caitlyn jenner reveals to the world her transformation from former olympian bruce jenner. this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, june 2nd, 2015. captioning funded by cbs
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good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, following an unusually dry month of may in the east, june is off to a soggy start. a slow-moving, low-pressure system is delivering heavy rain from maine to the mid-atlantic for the third straight day. flood watches and warnings are up in ten eastern states this morning, and that includes all of new york city. don champion is in manhattan. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. we're getting a brief break from the rain here in new york city but as you said flash flood warnings remain in effect here. three days of rain that saturated. as you said, flash flood warning remain in effect here. it's not just here, though, it certainly has been more than a week of wild weather, all across the country. the east coast is getting soaked. streets are looking more like creeks in places like the jersey shore. the water getting so high in some areas, making roads impassible to cars and pedestrians.
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the rain pouring into basements. measures like sandbags and plastics not enough to keep the rising water at bay. the evening commute in the nation's capital washed out as was last night's national baseball game. gusty winds brought trees to the ground. and a bolt of lightning blasted this home in suburban d.c. a similar scene in south carolina where a lightning strike charred the roof of a home. >> i even thought about getting the garden hose and running up in the attic to see if i could extinguish the flames. >> reporter: no one inside was hurt. as the east coast drenched areas of the plains, devastated floods last week are starting to warm up and dry out. days after the rains in texas roads are still closed and rivers are still surging, dallas got an average rain fall just in the last two weeks of may. meanwhile, in hard-hit wimberlyley, texas, two more
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victims have been identified. the bodies of sue kerry and laura mccomb were discovered saturday. mccomb's 4-year-old daughter is one of four people still missing. >> the graduating class of 2015! >> reporter: there was some brightness in wimberley on monday, high school students celebrated graduation with family and friends but the recovery from the deadly floods still weighing heavily on the minds of everybody. >> in our thoughts number one, shoveling mud, moving debris with furniture. everything under the sun, not just there but all across wimberley. >> reporter: and as the cleanup in texas continues, the attorney general in that state is warning people about price gouging and cleanup scams. meanwhile with more rain expected here in new york city today, air travel into and out of this region could be delayed again today. anne-marie. >> don champion in new york city, thanks a lot, don. > this morning, rescue crews are desperately trying to locate
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hundreds of missing passengers from a capsized cruise ship in china's yangtze river. the ship went down monday night in rough weather in central china. 450 people were on board, most of them elderly tourists. the overturned ship came to rest close to the shore. one trapped survivor was rescued. others were heard yelling for help from inside the haul. at least 12 survivors swam to shore, and five bodies have been recovered. and there's a new head of the transportation security administration. the active administrator melvin carraway has been reassigned. a deputy will take his place until a perfect director is named. homeland security chief jeh johnson made the move following an embarrassing report outlining massive failures in airport security. chris martinez reports. >> reporter: federal investigators, disguised as passengers were able to sneak dangerous items past airport screeners, 67 times in 70 attempts. red teams of undercover
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investigators had a 95% success rate in smuggling mock explosives, weapons and potential bomb components through tsa checkpoints. department of homeland security secretary jeh johnson ordered immediate changes to help catch would-be terrorists. >> they based their actions in part on our actons consistently seeking vulnerabilities. >> reporter: an individual familiar with the classified findings say the shortfalls point to a need for better technology and increased training for the country's 50,000 tsa agents. chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles. a showdown is expected today in the senate over the government surveillance of americans. government's program to collect and store phone records expired at midnight sunday. the bill before the senate would phase out the phone record collection. but a senate deal threatens a compromise already reached in the house. mark albert is in washington. good morning, mark. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie.
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the next vote in the senate is set for midmorning. it comes after a dramatic and rare sunday session of the senate which highlighted the drastically altered debate in the two years since edward snowden revealed the sweeping nsa surveillance. >> now's the time for action. >> reporter: senate lawmakers will again try to move forward on the house-approved usa freedom act, while considering changes. one amendment would extend the amount of time the national security agency has to end bulk collection of phone records from six months to a year. but the nsa would still be able to search the records held by phone companies with a court order. >> these pictures are common sense. there needs to be basic assurance that it will function as its proponents say they will. >> reporter: majority leader mitch mcconnell has been at odds with fellow kentucky senator rand paul who blocked the extension of the patriot act on sunday. on monday, paul said he would support changes to the house
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bill. >> i think the bill can be made much better with the amendments, if we can come to an arrangement to allow amendments to be voted on, i'd be happy to allow my consent. the white house supports the usa freedom act as is. and is warning the senate not to make major changes. >> there's a lot of politics being played on this, unfortunately, it's coming at the expense of the national security and civil liberties of the american people. >> reporter: any changes in the senate, however, mean the house would have to vote again. and republican leaders there have already signaled they likely won't accept an amended bill. now, the house bill would also reauthorize less controversial counterterrorism tools including roving wiretaps to track suspected terrorists who switch cell phones. it would also allow the fbi to once again collect the business records in terror and espionage investigations. anne-marie. >> all right, mark albert in washington. thank you, mark.
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secretary of state john kerry will undergo surgery today to set his broken leg. kerry arrived in boston from geneva yesterday. he broke his right leg sunday in a bicycle accident in france. the break is near the hip kerry replaced. the spokesman said before the surgery, kerry will participate by phone in talks on controlling isis that are being held in paris. and the another of american hostage released by rebels in yemen say that he is in shock but he's doing well. freelance colonel casey coombs was taken hostage. by houthi rebels on may 17th. officials worked on his release. he was working in yemen for three years and was trying to evacuate when he was captured. coombs was in a hospital. a very public transformation brings new questions about
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gender identity. former olympic gold medalist and reality tv star bruce jenner is now caitlyn jenner and she couldn't be heavier. hanna daniels reports. >> reporter: meet caitlyn jenner, the new identify bruce jenner has chosen since coming out as transgender. caitlyn jenner debuts on the cover of july's "vanity fair" magazine. inside is an interview and more photos taken by photographer annie leibovitz. the 65-year-old jenner also created a new twitter account. writing welcome to the world caitlyn, can't wait for you to get to know her/me. social media exploded. caitlyn jenner collected more than 1 million formers in just an hour. jenner was famed as an olympic field and track champion in the '70s and was even featured on a wheaties cereal box. he announced in april he was transgender and would identify as a woman. >> it brings increased visibility. it shows that somebody who was
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on the wheaties box maybe when they were growing up can be transgender. >> everyone has been so supportive and so amazing, i think all we can ask for is kindness. and we felt that. >> reporter: for the past several years, jenner has appeared on the cable reality series "keeping up with the kardashians" alongside then wife kris kardashian but they divorced last year. she has no regrets saying if i was like on my deathbed and i kept a secret and never, ever did anything about it, i'd be lying there saying you just blew your entire life. hanna daniels, cbs news, new york. >> well after setting the record jenner tweeted out to her million followers writing, quote, another jenner world record and at 65 who would have thought humbled and honored to have reached 1 million followers in four hours. thank you for your support. coming up on the "morning news," a deadly mauling.
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from getting the sleep i need! talk to your doctor about ways to manage your insomnia. cell phone video recorded a brazen florida jewelry store robbery. five men with hammers can be seen breaking class display cases in a ft. lauderdale mall sunday. when two of the suspects can be seen fleeing followed by the others. moments later a police officer rushes past then a mall security guard. suspects flee and three suspects later caught after a chase. and in south africa, an investigation is under way into the deadly mauling of an american tourist by a lion. the attack took place monday at a private safari compound called lion park in honeydew, that's just outside of johannesburg. the park says the animal attacked the 22-year-old woman through an open car window. visitors are told to keep windows closed.
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>> a female lion approached the car from the left. and according to the witness, the lion approached the car, and the lady was busy takes pictures of it. the lion then sort of lunged at the car and it bit the lady through the window. >> he says park staff then chased the lion from the car, but it was too late. a man who was driving the car was also injured in the attack. >> at the moment, the lion is being kept with all the other lions from that enclosure, they're being kept in a night pen where they live at nighttime. nothing is going to happen to the lion in terms being euthanized. we won't put the lion down. certainly not. >> he said the lion will likely be moved to another property where there are no public visitors. straight ahead, into the frying pan. restaurant chain kfc takes legal
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business, and kfc goes to court to fight rumors about its chicken. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. apple streaming music service. it will cost $10 a month. "the wall street journal" reports the service will cost $10 a month. and an official announcement is expected next week. this is a direct reference to spotify. it also plans to cut into apple's itunes. the supreme court said a muslim woman wasn't hired wearing a head scarf. showing up for her interview wearing a tradition scarf worn by many muslim women. she didn't tell the retailer abercrombie & fitch that she was muslim. the court ruled that they must tell applicants. the case returns to a lower court. stocks on wall street were modestly higher following news.
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of solid growth of u.s. manufacturing in may. the dow rose 29 points, the s&p finished 4 points higher and the nasdaq gains nearly 13 points. takata plans to replace a chemical in its faulty air bags. the japanese manufacturer recalled nearly 30 million air bags. the air bags explode with force and have been linked to at least six deaths. today, takata executives testify before congress. automakers use a new design by air bags made by other companies. kfc is suing three marketing companies in china for spreading false claims. kfc is china's biggest restaurant operator with more than 4600 restaurants. one the best known rumors is that its chicken is medically modified and has six wings and eight legs. and airlines want to save time by getting passengers on board faster. delayed flights cost money and goodwill. delta is experimenting with
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having airline employees preload carry-on bags above passenger seats. southwest does not offer assigned seats wants to get families seated together faster. it's estimated that every extra minute a plane stands at the gate costs $30. it certainly adds up given the number of flights each day. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. when we return, new magic for harry potter. hollywood announces the star of the upcoming prequel for the popular wizard series. breathable protection. your skin looks amazing - not greasy. try it. heads up! show off. i heard that! coppertone clearly sheer. hello. we're here in the tropics to tell you about our ocean spray cranberry mango juice drinks a perfect blend of cranberry and the exotic flavor of mango. they go together like warm waves and a cool island breeze. ♪ ♪
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the last time the cubs were in the world series was in 1945. the short shop was lenny
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h oast is drenched. for a third straight day, heavy rain is falling along the east coast from maine down to the mid-atlantic. flood watches are posted in ten eastern states this morning. roadways are flooded and there are major air travel delays. and the cruise ship capsized on china's yangtze river monday night. the ship came to rest near shore.
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there were 458 people on board. most are missing. rescue efforts are under way. some have been pulled alive from the overturned haul. the captain who survived said the ship was hit by a cyclone. and at the box office this weekend the number one movie was "san andreas." it's about the big one but how close is it to the real one. john blackstone reports. >> reporter: hollywood kicked off the summer movie season by destroying its hometown. the disaster movie "san andreas" envisions a series of huge earthquakes wiping out california. >> what does not happen is this. the fault can't open up. >> reporter: so we're not going to fall in? >> we're not going to fall in. >> reporter: when real earthquakes happened in california, reporters turned so seismologist lucy jones for the facts. is it looking bad?
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>> it's looking real bad. >> reporter: now she's addressing the fiction. fact or fiction, most of the high-rises in l.a. fall down. >> most coming down, fiction. a few potential facts. >> you'll feel it on the east coast. >> reporter: fact or fiction, they're going to feel this in new york? >> no, absolute fiction. >> reporter: she spent time today on reddit telling an online audience what the movie got right and what it got wrong. huge tsunami hits san francisco? >> tsunami was too big for anything. you have to have from the creator that we don't have in san francisco. >> reporter: still, she sees the movie not as a disaster, but as an opportunity to force the message be prepared. >> it's great to see the seismologist ordering people out of the doorways and under the table. >> reporter: the movie version is the big one may not match reality. but one thing is colleagues the impact at the box office will be
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seismic. john blackstone, cbs news, hollywood, california. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the flooding rain on the east coast. we'll get your forecast. plus, more on caitlyn jenner, we'll speak with "vanity fair's" contributing editor buzz bissinger. and we'll talk with country music star martina mcbride. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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good morning. it's tuesday, june 2. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. yesterday was a wet start, drizzle. out the door, not so much. we do have some clouds and some fog however but off to a mild start. temperatures hovering around that 60-degree mark for some of the warmer spots. i have your full forecast coming up. >> and we're just hearing from the chp that all lanes are open in redwood city. they were busy overnight a fatal accident happened at 1:00 this morning south 101 before woodside. accident investigation is complete. all lanes are open and traffic is now flowing well through there. i'll have more traffic in just a few minutes. breaking news. crews are on the scene of a two- alarm house fire in monte sereno. kiet do has the latest developments. >> reporter: good morning. firefighters still trying to get a handle on these stubborn flames. the fire broke out at 2:30 this morning on the 18000 block of saratoga los gatos

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