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go out and enjoy. >> thanks for joining us this friday morning. "cbs this morning" is coming up next. your next local update is 7:26. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, april 13th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." fired fbi director james comey says president trump is untethered to the truth and compares him to a mob boss. we'll have details of comey's scorching new memoir and hear from the president's defenders who say comey is lying. the u.s. looks for solid evidence of a chemical attack in syria while the president weighs international military action. seth doane is the only network correspondent in syria's capital where people are questioning u.s. motives. elon musk says it's much harder than he thought to build thousands of model 3 cars a
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month. the tesla ceo tells us about production hell and allows our cameras to go inside the model 3 plant for the first time. plus, ahead of sunday's academy of country music awards male vocalist of the year nominee chris young talks about his untraditional path to the top. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> it looked like james comey is comparing the president to a mob boss. which is a remarkable statement coming from a former fbi director. >> comey unleashes on the president in his new book. >> calling him unethical and untethered to truth. >> russia is reportedly working to delay any military strike against syria by seeking an emergency u.n. security council meeting. >> after nine days of walkouts, the oklahoma teachers strike is over. >> you have achieved a historic victory. >> cia director mike pompeo was in the hot seat as the senate foreign relations committee considering his nomination for
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secretary of state. >> he's smarter, tougher than all those guys. in the end, he's going to win. >> wildfires flaring up all around oklahoma. >> officials expect to see historic fire conditions. >> holy smoke. >> all that -- >> escaping from an avalanche in the french alps. workers were clearing snow from another avalanche. >> and all that matters. >> it's a thing that tesla is going bankrupt? >> yes. >> so i thought i'd just do this -- >> elone, that's not funny when people are nervous. >> i mean, it's april fool's, we should, like, lighten up, okay. >> on "cbs this morning." >> what do you want me to do, lie to you? man. >> this is a video from grand rapids, michigan. a local weatherman doesn't like the reactions he's been getting to his weather reports lately. >> 20. feels like 19. or feels like 70, i don't know. 47, partly cloudy. southwest breeze 10 to 15. here's a 60. i don't know if that's good enough for you guys. >> i don't know if that was the
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five-day forecast or two weeks notice or what. >> this morning's eye opening is presented by toyota, let's go places. >> clearly, mr. weatherman had had it with the job. i was curious like jimmy, does he still have a job today? he's over it. it's friday, april 13th. >> how about that. >> how about that. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." former fbi director james comey's highly charged new memoir slams the trump presidency as a forest fire that can't be contained. comey writes in "a higher loyalty" that president trump, quote, threatens much of what is good in this nation. >> he calls the president untethered to truth and describes his leadership as ego driven about personal loyalty. in a tweet this morning, mr. trump calls comey a proven leaker and liar and a, quote, weak and untruthful slime ball who was, as time has proven, a
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terrible director of the fbi. that's the point we're at now. major garrett is at the white house with details of comey's claims. >> comey's book is an insider's account of the president's temper and temperament and the point of view is distinctly hostile, one that comey insists is rooted in the truth. one example of that hostility, comey compares the 45th president of the united states to mob bosses he used to prosecute. james comey's disdain for the president jumps off the pages of his new memoir. he describes mr. trump as a liar and a bully and compared his inner circle to the mafia, quote, lying about all things large and small in service to some code of loyalty that put the organization above morality and above the truth. >> i think it's very sad what they've done with this fake dossier, it was made up. >> reporter: comey also describes the president's fixation with the now infamous dossier, with includes unverified allegations of
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mr. trump's involvement with russian prostitute, allegation the president denies. unprompted, he brought up what he called the golden showers thing, comey writes, adding that the president asked him to investigate the salacious charges in the document because, quote, it bothered him if there was even a one percent chance his wife, melania, thought it was true. >> good morning. >> reporter: comey also defends his role in the election. >> the fbi is completing its investigation. and referring the matter to the department of justice for a prosecutor decision. >> reporter: after originally clearing hillary clinton in the e-mail investigation, comey implies politics may have play add role in his decision to reopen the probe 11 days before his election. because i was making decisionings in an environment where hillary clinton was sure to be the next president, my concern about making her an illegitimate president by concealing the restarted investigation bore greater weight, he writes. the former fbi director is not without his critics. he has come under fire from both parties for being too political
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and the fbi had to amend inaccurate portions of his testimony last may. in advance of the book's release, republican allies of the president are firing back, calling comey a liar and a leaker. >> i was appalled by what director comey did. >> reporter: calling attack ads on the website president trump has agreed with the recommendation to pardon "scooter" libby. it may seem unrelated, but mr. trump's advisers have long argued comey engaged in misconduct during the libby prosecution and a pardon for libby, john, may emerge as part of a white house narrative to undercut comey's credibility. >> major, thanks. that part is something george w. bush would not do, who scooter libby worked for. jeff pegues, good morning, let
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me ask you about this book. what strikes you, the news that is in the book or the scathing tone and judgment from the former fbi director? >> reporter: well, all of those things strike me about this book. this is comey not holding back. he is definitely settling some scores in this book. he talks about some of his interactions with president trump. especially during that briefing in january of 2017. before the inauguration where he was briefing president trump or then candidate -- or president elect trump on the contents of that dose yeah that was compiled by the former british spy. and the russia investigation. so there are new details there. he's talking about his interactions with the president. and, though he is taking shots at the president, too, with these personal slights, talking about his height and some of his physical characteristics. so this is james comey definitely settling some scores here. >> what do you think in this book might be of interest to the
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special counsel robert mueller? >> well, there is a lot in this book. obviously the special counsel can use in its investigation. but keep in mind, he has already sat down. he's talked to james comey. and comey is not the kind of person who would release a book like this if he knew that it would compromise the investigation. but what investigators certainly will focus on, based on his account of his interactions with president trump, is that moment where he was briefing president trump. also, the meetings in the white house where, according to comey, president trump asked him if he could drop the flynn investigation. also that loyalty pledge. so there are several elements in this book that are pertinent to the russia investigation. >> well, there's a lot of speculation about comey's future plans. they're announcing the cast of "dancing with the stars" today. i doubt he's doing that, but does the book offer any insights into what he plans to do?
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>> he's obviously worked in government. he's worked for one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. there's a lot of talk about whether he will pursue politics as the president likes to say, we'll see. >> jeff, thank you. an emergency meeting on syria is just starting at the united nations security council. it follows the recent suspected chemical weapons attack. russia requested the meeting. it said the top priority should be to avert a wider war. this morning, russia's foreign minister claimed the attack was staged, with the help of a foreign secret service. president trump discussed u.s. military options on syria with his advisers and american allies yesterday but has not made a final decision. david martin is at the pentagon. david, good morning. >> good morning. president trump spoke with the president prime minister last night and the two leaders adegreed that syria's president assad has a history of using chemical weapons and that something has to be done to stop him from doing it again. >> i believe there was a chemical attack and we're
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looking for the actual evidence. >> reporter: the pictures of the aftermath of ralast weekend's suspected chemical attack in syria that kill 42 and injured over 500 are compelling but two critical questions remain, what kind of chemical and who was responsible. cbs news analyst mike morrell. >> if the president is going to take military action, the intelligence committee would want to give him a high confidence judgment. >> reporter: intelligence analysts have concluded the symptoms shown in the videos are consistent with exposure to chlorine gas. and that some of the victims look like they had been exposed to a nerve agent. but that's not enough. >> you can only really nail it down when you get a blood sample that you have confidence in where that blood sample came from and what the chain of custody was. >> reporter: u.s. officials say blood samples provided by hospital workers do indeed confirm the presence of chemicals, but they need to be sure the evidence hasn't been doctored. >> assad's never been stronger than he is today, so the
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opposition would want nothing more than to significantly weaken him with a u.s. air strike. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence has confirmed four other chemical attacks carried out by the regime, but none of them triggered a military response. the stakings are higher that time. because russia has warned the u.s. not to strike. >> i do think there's a possibility here of a military confrontation between the u.s. and russia and syria. >> reporter: an international team of chemical weapons inspectors is scheduled to arrive at the scene of the attack tomorrow. they could find soil samples that prove what kinds of chemicals were used, but that still would not answer the question of who is responsible. gayle. >> all right, david martin reporting from washington, thank you. syria's president says any u.s. military strike against his regime would be based on lies. seth doane is in the capital of damascus. he is the only american network correspondent inside the country. seth, good morning.
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>> reporter: good morning. as the u.s. and its allies contemplate ways to punish syrian president assad and forces loyal to him, here in government-controlled damascus, the focus has been on advances they've made on the battlefield. syria's government is gaining ground in formerly rebel-held eastern ghouta. so much so that russia, syria's strongest ally, declared victory in the biggest town there, douma. though notably the syrian army has not. it says the battle for the damascus suburb may not be over. rebels and residents are being bussed from the area in an evacuation deal with the government. friday is a day off here. it was quiet this morning in central damascus. are you afraid about a possible strike? >> no. >> reporter: we've been holding on, omar rahabi explained. syrian president assad has
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appeared confident, unfazed. thursday, he met with representatives from iran, another ally, and said that the u.s. posture is a reaction to progress on the battlefield. at a cafe down street, we asked about saturday's alleged chemical attack. the response was unanimous. these men asked why would assad use chemical weapons if syria is winning the war? it's all lies, abu ali told us. remember, this is government-held territory, where support for assad runs deep. and also as this war grinds into its eighth year, we've heard from people that they are weary and do not want to see it escalate or enter a new faze. john. >> seth doane for us on the streets of damascus, thanks. secretary of state-nominee mike pompeo told senators at his confirmation hearing that special counsel robert mueller has interviewed him in the russia probe. the outgoing cia director was asked yesterday how he would
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respond to any attempt to fire mueller. >> would you resign your post as secretary of state in order to demonstrate that we are a nation of laws, not of men? >> i haven't give than question any thought. my instincts tell me no. my instincts tell me my obligation to continue to serve as america's senior diplomat will be more important. >> pompeo's confirmation vote is expected to be close and he may need support from democrats. >> president trump is creating a special task force to review the united states postal service, which he says is on an unsustainable finance path. he issued the executive order last night. the task force has 120 days to make recommendations. mr. trump has suggested the online retail giant amazon is to blame for the post office troubles. last week, he tweeted that amazon is costing the postal service massive amounts of money for being, quote, their delivery boy. while the usps has lost money
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for years, package delivery revenue has actually increased by more than 2 billion in the last fiscal year. the woman who accuses bill cosby of sexual assault is testifying today in his retrial. andrea constand says cosby molested her in 2004. cosby says their encounter was consensual. he's charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. michelle miller is following the trial. >> reporter: good morning. prosecutors called five of cosby's accusers to the stand this week. former super model janice dickinson testified yesterday, claiming cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her, but a mel w memoir she wrote more than 15 years ago suggest discrepancies in her story. on the fourth day of bill cosby's sexual assault retrial, the lawyer representing dozens of his accusers.
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>> awful, putting these women on the witness stand. >> i don't put anybody on witness stand. it's the prosecutor who decides. >> reporter: attorney gloria allred's daughter lisa bloom represents janice dickinson. who took the stand yesterday to testify that cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at a lake tahoe hotel in 1982. she testified, i didn't consent to this. here was america's dad on top of me. a married man, a father of five kids on top of me. i was thinking how wrong it was. very wrong it was. defense attorney tom mesereau challenged dickinson in cross examination, pointing out that she made no mention of sexual assault in her 2002 autobiography. it's all a fabrication in there, she answered, it was written by ghost writers. i wanted a paycheck. >> we feel and believe that these truths and facts that we heard today should result in
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mr. cosby found not guilty of all charges. >> reporter: now another accuser, lisa lotte lublin was the fifth person to testify yesterday. she claims cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1989. cosby denies that. constand's appearance today will be the second time she faces a jury after the previous trial ended without a verdict. >> michelle, following the bouncing ball for us, thanks. the fight for higher wages could be paying off for teachers in arizona. the state's governor proposed a 20% raise for teachers by 2020. educators say the offer is encouraging but they want to see legislation before declaring victory. in oklahoma, state's largest teacher union is calling for the end of a nine-day walkout, despite lawmakers failing to meet their demands. republican leaders say they will not provide additional funding for schools. last month, the state's governor signed legislation to raise teacher's salaries by a little over $6,000.
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the educator says they will continue pressuring lawmakers. in western and central oklahoma, historic wildfire conditions are possible today. dangerous fires already cover more than 135,000 acres. strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity could cause them to grow bigger or start new fires. this video shows how one driver narrowly escaped the fast-moving fires by driving in reverse. people in nearby areas were told to evacuate. britain's prince philip is out of the hospital this morning. queen elizabeth's 96-year-old husband had surgery to replace a hip. buckingham pams salace says the operation was successful. philip retired from public life last year but still appears in some engagements. >> he has an upcoming wedding, a grandchild. a lot to do. tesla's ceo elon musk admits too much technology led to production delays with the new
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model 3 sedan. you said to your team, everybody get ready to meet the demand, we're going to be in production hell. >> yes. >> but you didn't expect this kind of production hell, or did you? >> no, it's worse than i thought. >> ahead, elon musk opened up about what went wrong and give us a first look at the
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should know this morning. learn how much fees restaurant owner to death.. it de "fa un dow good morning, it's 7:26. i'm michelle griego. police are looking for two suspects who beat an alameda restaurant owner to death. it happened last friday outside the restaurant. officers say the beating started as an attempted robbery on cindy le and a 28- year-old man she was with. the man survived. lee died at the hospital. getting food to go could soon cost you more in berkeley. the city is considering a new measure to curb the use of disposable food packaging. if it passes, customers would pay 25 cents for each disposable item. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. from the traffic center. let's head straight to 880 this morning where we have a bit of a snag causing delays.
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here's a live look at conditions as you head along 880 in hayward. so we are seeing delays because of this accident southbound 238 to decoto road a 19 minute drive. the accident is southbound at tennyson. a big rig is involved. it hit another vehicle. it's over to the shoulder. but 19 miles per hour so very slow as you head through there. san mateo bridge looks good. we are looking at clear skies everywhere so definitely looks good out there but also feels brisk. temperatures in the 30s and 40s to start the day especially in the north bay. temperatures for the afternoon will warm up into where they should be for this time of the year. spring-like conditions. we are going to be in the upper 60s, low 70s. now, there is a chance for some rain in your forecast. that's not going to get here though until sunday and monday. so looks like our monday will be starting off cold and rainy and windy. so what's it going to be?
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♪ rock rock rockaway beach welcome back to "cbs this morning." look at that beach. beaten back the snow. >> the beach. >> here are three things you should know this morning. >> in new york, john, they say it could be beach weather because they say the rumor is 79 to 80 degrees. not so bad. >> yeah, after all those nor'easters. >> yes. >> one still may be lurking in the closet. there will be a hearing in new york this morning related to monday raids on trump's personal attorney. federal agents searched cohen's new york city office, home and hotel room earlier this week. the warrant requested documents related to $130,000 payment to adult film actress stormy
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daniels as well as records regarding the release of the so-called "access hollywood" tapes. >> a trip to some of the country's most popular national parks will soon cost you a little bit more. vehicle entrance fees will go up $5 at more than 100 parks. most increases take effect in june. the new fees will not exceed $35. the hike is a major shift from an interior department plan to increase fees to $70. a wave of opposition forced secretary ryan zinke to reconsider and lower the increase. >> and starting today, three of the largest credit card companies will no longer need your signature when you pay your bill. mastercard, discover and american express say this will create a more consistent process. they say microchips do a better job of preventing fraud than signatures. >> half the time i just scribble anyway. nobody ever says, did you sign this? >> i know. >> it's good. the pioneering electric car company tesla has suffered a series of very public challenges
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since the beginning of this year. its high-profile ceo elon musk calls this period a production hell. most of the troubles revolve around the company's model 3 sedan. it's the first midprice electric car. earlier this week, musk took us on a tour of his silicon valley factory. this is the first time network cameras were let i signed p the model 3 line. >> going to look at the batteries? >> the middle part is where we put the battery pack and motor in. and so we call that marriage. >> what's the marriage, premarriage, marriage, post-marriage? >> right now, marriage is the hardest part. >> marriage is the hardest part. musk's relationship with outside analysts and investors is going through a rough patch. >> i'm under stress. i want to be clear, i'm definitely under stress. >> reporter: in the past month, tesla has issued an involuntary
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recall of 123,000 of its older model vehicles. and suffered a downgrade of its credit status on wall street. >> the model three still in your mind is the face and future of the company. >> yes, absolutely. >> reporter: but the most important thing on his mind these days is solving production delays with the tesla's new model 3 sedan here at his massive factory in silicon valley. you started saying we'll do 5,000 a week. then okay that didn't work out, 2,500 a week. now it's a little over 2,000 a week. does that trouble you? >> yes, no, that's true. i need to figure out how to be better. then we can be better. >> reporter: tesla's future is tied to this car. the model 3 was billed as the company's first midprize mass productioned electric car. accessible to middle class customers, not just the super wealthy. >> you said to your team, everybody get ready to meet the
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demand. we're going to be in production hell. >> yes. >> but you didn't expect this kind of production hell, or did you? >> no, it's worse. >> why is that? what happened? >> we got complacent about some of the things we felt were our core technology. we felt too much new technology into the model all at once. >> high-tech in the cars, but it also built them. this is widely regarded as one of the most robotics driven auto assembly line on the planet. elon elon, part of the thing i heard about the model 3 is there's too many robots. >> i agree. >> you think so too, maybe you need more people working? >> we do. >> in some cases, the robots slow the production, right? >> yes. we have this crazy complex network of conveyer belts and it was not working. got rid of the whole thing. >> realizing it needed an overhaul, he took over the production line at the beginning
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of april. >> really extreme levels of precisi precision, more than any other vehicle in the world. >> he says he has resorted to pulling all nighters at the plant. >> don't have time to go home and shower and change so i just sleep here. >> i want to see. where is that? >> right here. it's pretty boring overall really. >> it's cold in here too. >> yes, i like it cold. >> you like it cold? >> i sleep on the couch right there. >> so you're just laying here on the couch? >> yes. last time i slept on the floor because the couch was too narrow. >> that's what i was going to say. it's not even a comfortable couch. >> it's not a good couch. >> what do the numbers say for the last seven days? >> 2,071. >> pleased with that? >> yes. >> musk feels like all the overtime is paying off. and now he says the model 3 line is back on track. >> unlock some of the critical things holding us back from
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reaching 2,000 cars an s as a w. we've continued to do 2,000 cars a week. >> do you think this is sustainable? >> yes, yes. so probably have, i don't know, three or four-fold increase in model 3 output in the second quarter. >> but critics have heard predictions like those before. a future the automaker has yet to reach. you may be one of the few people to see it. a lot of people looking at you don't see it. >> the problem people have, a lot of analysts, they look in the rearview mirror instead of the front. >> what do you mean? >> this has frequently been why people have underestimated tesla. because they would look at tesla's -- what tesla has done in the past and use that as proxy for what they're able to do in the future. >> he mixed his optimism with dark humor. in the midst of widespread concerns tesla might collapse, he tweeted this, we are sad to report that tesla has gone completely and totally bankrupt.
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so bankrupt, you can't believe it. >> you know people are nervous and they're worried. you are aware of that. so knowing that, why would you do an april fool's joke you did? >> those media articles saying tesla's going bankrupt. >> yes. >> so i thought, well, i'll just do an april fool's joke that we did go bankrupt. >> that's not funny when people are nervous. >> it's april fool's. people should lighten up, okay. it should be pretty obvious i'm not going to joke if i think it's remotely real. i'm feeling optimistic about where tesla is that the point. i like to have a clear understanding of the path out of hell and i did not until recently have a clear understanding. >> elon musk says anyone who preorders the model 3 when it was unveiled last july should be getting their car in about 3 to 6 months, and that's about 6 to 9 months later than promised. listen, i have to say, he's
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really on the case. when you hear about him sleeping at the factory but i asked employees when he wasn't around, he actually does sleep in this room. i said, why are you doing this? it's not like you're out there running a machine. he says, because i can solve the problems in real time. i look at that board, i can see where a problem is and go and make the correction and go check it out myself. so he's very serious. >> what i like hearing about him is he's showing making mistakes, trying to fix them, tweaking. we never get to look inside the clock works. what he's learning about automation matters to him. it's a crucial thing happening to all businesses. learning that stiometimes you c overautomate. >> fascinating to let us in when he knows he's under the gun. he says sure, come on in. he's very calm, very confident. he's very matter of fact. very matter of fact in the way he speaks. i just think he's terrific, and on the case. >> yes, bold and creative. >> he thinks outside the box, norah, we like that. >> absolutely. >> we'll have more of him -- >> at 8:00. >> that's right, double dose.
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south carolina lawmakers are proposing a ban on energy drinks on children. since 2012 it's estimated at least 2,200 americans became ill after having an energy drink. last year davis cripe died after have the many energy drinks. >> he was an entertainer. loved to put on a show, every day. >> we're proud of him. >> last year davis cripe, a
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16-year-old sophomore suddenly collapsed at his south carolina high school. two hours prior he drank a large soda, latte, and energy drink. they were told their son died from a caffeine-induced energy drink. >> i was so shocked, so hurt. that's something that's supposed to be so innocent, something that does not hurt your kids. >> reporter: the u.s. food & drug administration warns that adults consume no more than 400 milligram as day. that's about five cups of coffee. by one estimate, 68% of kids consume energy drinks. >> most of the cans put a label on it that says not recommended for children. so i don't understand why we're selling them to children. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics and the american medical association urge them to drink limited high
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caffeine beverages or none at all. >> once you're a young child, you're going to consume caffeine similarly for the rest of your life. >> reporter: but in south carolina lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban energy drinks being sold to anyone under 18. leon howard offered the bill. >> we treat it like alcohol. in the state of south carolina, a kid can't walk into a store or buy beer or cigarettes. >> the bill is opposed and it's said a sales ban on any one product would be argue meantive. >> i wish we would have had the facts, heard the stories, and we just want to help save people's kids. >> the cripes feel they owe it to their son. ahead, candid conversations
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a police chief says something went terribly wrong after the 911 system led to the death of a teenager. 16-year-old kyle plush called 911 twice on tuesday begging for help after getting trapped underneath the back of his minivan. he said he was unable to breathe. they did not pass along the needed information to responding officers and they didn't find him. his family did almost six hours later. the dispatcher has been suspended. researchers say seven to 14 colic drinks a week lower the life expectancy of a 40-year-old person by about six months. they say it's okay for women to have up to seven drinks a week, men up to 14. they recommend no more than seven drinks a week for anyone.
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s-u-v is in a mendocino county river. they've found p good morning. , 4 minutes before 8:00. i'm anne makovec. investigators say they are certain a missing southern california family's suv is in a mendocino county river. they have found parts of the suv and personal items belonging to the thottapilly family. the county sheriff's department and california highway patrol plan to provide an update on this case at noon. former oakland raider and san francisco 49er aldon smith is set to appear in court this morning. according to the "chronicle" newspaper, smith had a blood alcohol level of .40 last week when he went to the san francisco sheriff's department to be fitted for an ankle monitor. traffic and weather coming up next.
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the a couple of crashes causing delays on the roads. the good news is both of them have been cleared off to the shoulder. the bad news is pretty slow and go north 101 shoreline boulevard this crash cleared to the right shoulder. traffic is low northbound hellyer to san antonio. 42 minutes so an extra 20 minutes needed there. just south of there, looks like traffic is moving better now along 101. we have an accident in the south bay near san jose again that was off to the side, as well. 280 though an easy ride out of san jose into the peninsula. neda. >> good morning, everybody. we have some beautiful conditions out there this morning. but it does feel a little bit chilly for now. but temperatures will warm up nicely later on. 47 in concord. 43 in oakland. temperatures dropped there. 45 in santa rosa. in the 30s across the north bay. afternoon low 70s for a lot of people in the inland areas. and around the bay, mid- to upper 60s. we are going to see a cold front yet again so enjoy the warmer weather today. and tomorrow. sunday, monday, chance for rain, cooler and windy.
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♪ ♪ it's friday, april 13th, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." james comey's explosive new memoir that slams president trump's behavior. the former fbi director reveals what barack obama told him after the election. plus, alex wagner is here after a trip to russia. what young russians told her about politics and the possibility of a new cold war. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> comey's highly charged memoir slams the trump presidency as a forest fire that can't be contained. >> it's an insider's account of the president's temper and temperament. it's distinctly hostile.
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>> comey not holding back. definitely settling some scores in this book taking shots at the president with these personal sleights talking about his height and physical characteristics. >> president trump spoke with the british prime minister and agreed that assad has a history of using chemical weapons and that something has to be done to stop him from doing it again. >> the u.s. and its allies contemplate ways to punish bashar al assad. here in damascus, the focus has been on advances they've made on the battle field. five of cosby's past accusers were called to the stand this week. >> housing prices are so high in the san francisco bay area right now that a small one-story burned out home is selling for, brace yourself, $800,000. here's a photo of it. look at that. the house is loaded with a fire pit out back. a fire pit in the kitchen. a fire pit in the living room. all of the bedrooms have fire
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pits. i'm john dickerson with gayle king and norah o'donnell. james comey says president trump threatens much of what is good in this nation. comey writes about the president in his new memoir "a higher loyalty." the republican party calls it self-serving. >> the book addresses the possibility that mr. trump obstructed justice in part by asking comey to let go of the investigation of fired national security adviser michael flynn. but comey writes the behavior i saw while disturbing and violating basic norms of ethical leadership may fall short of being illegal. >> comey also looks at the hillary clinton e-mail server investigation. republicans have condemned his handling of the case. some democrats say he cost clinton the presidency by reopening the probe just before the election. comey says that after the election, then-president obama told him, i picked you to be fbi
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director because of your integrity and your ability. i want you to know that nothing, nothing has happened in the last year to change my view. >> the president has just tweeted in response to this saying comey is a leaker and a liar. >> it's interesting about this book. comey is trying to say there are standards and certain ethical bar that the president is beneath but he makes little digs about the president's hands, talks about the color of his skin. the question is whether these morales he's trying to write this book about get caught up in what is a political fight and they look like just another tool in that fight which actually brings down their ability to measure the standards of our lawmakers. turns them into just another thing to use in a back and forth. >> and a little pettiness, too. that said, i can't wait to read that book. federal investigators forced tessa out of a probe of a deadly crash in california. a driver using the electric carmaker's auto pilot system died after crashing into a
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highway barrier last month. the ntsb said at tesla released information about the investigation gfr was confirmed. and that's a big no-no. in a statement, tesla says it was due from the panel adding we believe in transparency. an agreement that prevents public release of information for over a year is unacceptable. we experienced the auto pilot system in the tesla model 3 this week. by we, i mean me and elon musk. we asked him about the safety concerns. >> you've got the beautiful glass roof. a lot into the roof so that it's got infrared coatings and ultra violet coatings. it's like a really good pair of sunglasses. >> it stands out for its sleek minimalistic design but it's one of the automaker's key features. >> so creeping me out, though. so you're not turning. the car is turning. >> that's getting renewed attention. the autopilot system. it aids driving tasks like staying within a lane but it is
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not supposed to replace a human driver. >> you see how it's like warning us. >> why did it do that? >> because my hands aren't on the wheel. >> what's the purpose of having auto pilot if you still have to put your hands on the wheel, elon. >> it's because the probability of an accident with auto pilot is just less. >> less likely but not impossible. federal investigators are looking into last month's deadly crash in california involving a model x operating in autopilot mode. >> was there a defect with the system? >> the system worked as described. it's a hands-on system. it is not a self-driving system. >> a week after the accident, tesla announced the driver had received several visual and one audible hands-on warning earlier in the drive. and the driver's hands were not detected on the wheel for six seconds prior to the collision. releasing that information drew criticism from federal officials doing their own investigation. >> you do know that you ticked off the national transportation
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safety board by releasing the results before the investigation was completed. why did you do that? >> it's actually -- we've always released -- >> are you on autopilot now? >> yes. the ntsb takes a long time to complete an investigation. they'll take over a year. so we can't wait for a year to release information. that's way too long. >> too long, especially for a company under such intense public scrutiny. >> it's important to understand it will never be perfect. >> auto pilot will never be perfect. >> nothing in the real world is perfect. but i do think that long term it can reduce accidents by a factor of ten. so there are ten fewer fatalities and tragedies and serious injuries. and that's a really huge difference. >> i've got to get used to the auto pilot. elon musk is a very good driver although he did cruise through a couple of stop signs but he's a very good driver. it's good, gayle, it's good. the price of the car is $35,000
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bare bones to $50,000 fully loaded. and i asked him -- of course he drives a tesla. did you get a discount? nobody gets a discount, including him. he pays full price. no family, no friends. everybody pays full price for the car. it's just hard to get. >> did you ever ask him to put his hands back on the wheel? >> it was making me very nervous. he's very -- he goes, no, i've got this. it's all good. so i need a little more training with that. that made me nervous. it's very, very cool looking car. >> very timely interview. >> thanks. >> you're welcome, gayle. so i'm rushing off now. >> you're going off to -- >> i have a flight at jfk. >> to london. >> she's going to london to begin some of our cbs coverage of the royal wedding. >> a special on the royal wedding. >> have a safe flight. >> i intend to make it on time, too, driving within the speed
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limit. >> we'll be talking taxes ahead of tuesday's filing deadline. advice for
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in this morning's "eye on money" how tax refund choices, rising debt and paying for college could impact your retirement savings. thus year's tax deadline is just four days away.
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four days away. on tuesday, april 17th, the irs reports about 20% of americans wait until the last few weeks before the deadline to file their returns. cbs news business analyst jill schlessinger is here. jill, good morning. what happens if somebody is -- wait, four days away? i don't even know where my forms are. >> it's really a little bit of a worry. first things first. can you actually get this return done? you should really try this weekend. for most people, you should be able to do it. a bad weekend ahead of you, but a lot of people wait because they are scared because they owe money. and they say if i can't pay, then why should i file? no, you should file. there are three big steps to take if you actually need more time to pay. one is you can just apply for an extra 120 days to pay your tax bill. the irs will usually grant that. do it by doing it online or by phone. the second is you can actually file for and ask for an
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installment plan. there's a fee associated but it will get you going. you could, and i am really putting a caveat on this, pay with a credit or debit card but it is expensive because there are fees involved. but do file, even if you owe money. >> what about -- college acceptance season and people are thinking about how am i going to pay for this? is it a wise decision to have to dip into your retirement savings in order to help pay for your child's college. >> the average refund is about $2900. they'll say i'll just put it in my college fund or retirement fund or pay down debt. i want to remind people with college acceptance season, you might think i'll just take a loan out for my 401(k) and pay for that tuition. try not to do that. it's so important to secure your own retirement. better to have the kids get a college loan. you may be able to help them, but, boy, you really want to leave that retirement plan alone and safe. >> if you're getting a refund,
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what should you pay down first? which debt you have should you pay down first? >> high-interest credit card. pay down an auto loan. kick some extra money into your retirement plan. >> oh, isn't that easy? >> invest it. >> all good information. jill, always good to talk to you. thanks so much. young russians are opening up about their country's tensions with the u.s. find out what alex wagner found out when she went to moscow. she got their take on russia's alleged medsling in the elections, vladimir putin and how they're different from older russians. you're watching "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this morning's" eye on money" sponsored by td ameritrade. call, visit, go online or visit a branch today. i'm closer to my retirement days than i am my college days. hm. i'm thinking... will i have enough? should i change something? well, you're asking the right questions. i just want to know, am i gonna be okay?
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the syrian government's ical weapons attack on its own people. he wrote the relationship is worse now than it's ever been and that includes the cold war. alex wagner traveled to moscow to see how the younger generation of russians views the tensions. they told her what they thought about the so-called new cold war and shared their opinion on americans. >> when i say america, what is the first word that pops into your mind? >> trump. >> trump, okay. >> aerosmith. >> aerosmith. >> mcdonald's. >> stars and stripes, comic books. >> liberty. >> those are pretty positive happy images of america, and yet in the news today we read that
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america and russia are in a new cold war. >> i totally disagree with that. i don't think that's right to isolate us from the outer world, especially with america because america is one of the leading countries in the world. >> my point of view is like those are just wonderful topics for journalists. that's it. >> the political decisions that i make right now are destructive. both countries are led by aggressively yore yenltsed people, boy uld say. >> do you think one side is to be blamed more than the other? >> both sides are to be blamed. >> i respect trump, he does his job. i respect putin. he does his job. i do my job. i'm not an expert in politics. >> what is most intriguing to you about the united states right now? >> a lot of media says we have like this huge propaganda in russia. maybe it's true. but i think the surprising thing
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for me is that american people are more vulnerable to any kind of even small propaganda. for example, if i look at your camera and say i live in russian and i love putin because he's the greatest communist of all time. you're going to go like, oh, my god, communist, poor russia. but it's not communist at all. >> do you believe they had something to do with the election? >> that sounds silly to me. how? i don't think russia would have done that. >> i think the job is to do the most. >> you think the media stirs up emotions. >> exactly. and to react to media from other medias from around the world. >> do you feel that's true for
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russia media as well? >> yes, exactly. >> do you think putin's been in power too long? >> yes. i believe at times he's becoming quite inadequate and probably he understands what he wants and what he's doing. >> i disagree with him on many points, yes. but mostly satisfied with the current political system, yes. >> how are you different than the older generation? >> people who are born, they didn't have a chance to travel around the world. we had this chance because the borders are open. >> as russians do you feel isolated? >> we still got youtube. we watch tv, hbo. our favorites. the series is like a game of thrones, right? we've got money and can grab a
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ticket and visit you if we want. but we're okay here. >> alex wagner is with us at the table. so interesting to hear their perspectives and certainly on trump. did they feel as free and open to talk about their own leader, president trump? >> there's a real sense of defiance i got not just the russian millennials but russians on the street i spoke with. russia state propaganda has pushed its sit extends to believe sanctions have no effect and russia is as strong as it has been and i feel like some of that has trickled down and these kids feel almost resistant to the idea they're somehow marginalized in all of this. >> russia nationalism is a huge part of president putin's rise. do you see that passion and that's the connection between putin and the next generation? >> absolutely.
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the ones who respect putin respect trade. you heard about the shades of authoritari authoritarianism. in that way they respond to trump as well. they also think whatever you do in america, we can copy or do better. one student said, you know, you have your iphones and your blockchains and your innovations and we enjoy them and then we'll make them better. that is -- that is a disciple of putin speaking. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> you can see alec and more of her reporting when the season returns for year 3. amazon acquired a deal to buy doorbell's ring. jammie is in our toyota green room.
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he's showing off a different side. the city of richmond went nearly five months without a homicide... until this past week, when three men were killed in separate case good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the city of richmond went nearly five months without a homicide until this past week when three men were kill in separate cases. family and friends held a vigil yesterday for one of the victims, 29-year-old mark henderson. the past week's homicides remain under investigation. annie campbell washington oakland's vice mayor won't run for re-election to the city council. she tells kpix 5 she is frustrated by the tone of some city council meetings. she says at times they are toxic. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ♪you've got a friend in me
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good morning, i'm gianna franco in the traffic center. let's start off with a serious accident just reported along highway 1 as you work your way near devil's slide. it's reported near pacifica southbound highway 1 looks like a vehicle went down the embankment there. at least a lot of activity on scene so expect delays on the southbound side of highway 1 out of pacifica as you head into montara through devil's slide. we have an accident southbound 101 at madera on the right shoulder. no delays. everything is in the green through there. so not causing problems. most of marin county is easy south 101, 580 down to the
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golden gate bridge. looks really good. it's an 11-minute ride. richmond/san rafael bridge if you are commuting between marina bay parkway towards sir francis drake boulevard, that will take you eight minutes and no crashes now along the golden gate bridge itself clear into san francisco. speaking of the golden gate bridge right now, it does look clear as far as the conditions are concerned as far as wind barely anything. no cloud coverage. it is cool though. so you may want to have a jacket handy just in case. temperatures are in the 40s. beach hazard statement in effect until 7 p.m. today up to 20-foot swells and rip currents likely because of what's going on up in the gulf of alaska systems churning up the ocean. but then our skies are taking over with that ridge of high pressure bringing us warm sunny conditions. temperatures today will be in the upper 60s, low 70s. it's going to feel good later on. tomorrow even warmer. nice looking saturday. but, yes, rain chances in your forecast sunday night into monday. look how much colder we'll get to start next week.
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "usa today" reports on a study that finds the windfall from the federal tax cut is not going to workers. this was a central claim of the tax cut. and analysis found fewer than 45 of the 500 companies in the s&p 500 stock index have paid out cash bonuses to their workers in the four months since the new tax law took effect. companies are spending or will spend most of the money on shareholder dividends, plants and equipment, debt payments and stock buybacks. forbes reports on a study that says sitting is just as bad
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for the brain as the body. people who are more sedentary have thinning in brain regions involved in memory formation. even high levels of exercise cannot undo the effects of sitting too much. we'll have to have a standing desk here. >> i'm going to follow gayle and stand up and get out of here. and people reports a homeless new york city scouts troop is holding its first ever cookie sale with a goal of selling 6,000 boxes. huge crowds turned up for the sale this week. some waited nearly an hour to buy cookies from girl scout troop 6,000. the girls are from homeless shelters in new york city. they've already exceeded their sales target. >> i love this story. go out and buy more cookies from them. amazon is expanding its presence in the smarthome market. they announced yesterday it has officially closed the deal to buy the home security device company ring. it's a reported $1 billion acquisition making it one of amazon's biggest purchases.
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ring founded in 2013 has more than 3 million users. it's best known as the smart door bellmaker. the device is a wifi enabled doorbell that streams live audio and hdvideo. it lets users see what's happening on their property and even communicate with visitors even when no one is home. only on cbs this morning, ring ceo and chief inventer jamie siminoff is here. congratulations on the amazon deal. so how will that change the company? >> what's great about amazon and they have a great history of this in purchasing other businesses, it doesn't change us. they'll let us sort of keep -- contine to do what we're doing with the same team and keep building towards our mission of reducing crime in neighborhoods. >> how do you reduce crime in neighborhoods? >> the ring doorbell by delivering presents, being able to see and speak to who is at your door from anywhere, we've been able to prove that that can reduce crime in neighborhoods. we did a study with the lapd
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where we reduced crime by 55% by just putting 10% of the homes with ring. >> less people will probably steal those amazon boxes on your doorstep. >> that would be great as well. great as well. >> jamie, i want to go back to the garage in which you created this. when you were in that garage, steve jobs also was in a garage. is that what you were thinking? and some day that this is going to be a great big payoff? take us from that moment to where you are now. >> i think people like think that but when you're in your garage, you are literally broke in your garage. it doesn't seem exciting. i would say i didn't have any visions of grandeur that i was going to be a billion-dollar plus in the future. i was just trying to create things that i thought was interesting. i was working on a gardening start-up. and i couldn't hear the doorbell. so i built in my garring an this wifi doorbell and my wife said it made her feel safer at home. >> this comes out of your solution to something else, you
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discovered this. >> it really came out of the garage. >> go ahead. >> we have one of these in our washington home and it's a great piece of technology. but you are recording audio, video. what are the privacy concerns that you've tried to address? >> ring is a security company and a brand. to be a trusted brand and if you want to accomplish our mission of reducing crime, you have to start with security and privacy and protecting people's data. if you don't do that, no one will trust me to protect their home. it's a core of the company's values. >> i'm going to ask you another personal question. "shark tank" gave you the thumbs down. was that the kick in the pants you needed or a kick in the gut or what's your reaction? >> at the time, i was still in the garage. i drove home. they film in los angeles. i was in los angeles. i drove home broke from shark tank. i was down but at the same time, i was in such debt at that point that the only thing i could do was keep going. i was forced to just keep
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plugging away and just try to build it into something. >> have you sent mark cuban a company now that you've had this news? >> being on "shark tank" airing on "shark tank" got us such awareness that it really saved the business. so even though we didn't get a deal, in the end, being on the show is one of the biggest things that happened for the company. i thank those sharks every day for what they did for us and i really appreciate they did it as a volunteer job and didn't take any money. >> so those who don't know ring, how much is it? >> so ring ranges from $99 is our ring video doorbell classic up to like $249 for the pro. we have four different models. and we try to build all of our products are outdoor sort of security that allow you to build a presence. a flood light camera. spotlight camera. a bunch of different products in the line around reducing crime in the neighborhoods. >> you've moved beyond the doorbell. >> we call that the rings of security.
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start at the front door because that's where stuff happens. and then work your way around the house and the neighborhood. >> where does the ring end? >> so neighborhood is kind of our -- like that's where we like to look at. that's what we're protecting. we have a neighborhood app. you can download ring, the app, and sign up for the neighborhood. it's just a free part of the app. you don't even need to have the product and you'll see there's stuff happening in your neighborhood. you'll get the videos, be sharing it. it's about how do we protect the neighborhood and make it safer. >> jamie simonoff from the garage to our table. >> congratulations. country star chris young showed jan crawford he's well versed in all types of music. ♪ >> that's amazing. that's great. >> ahead, the acm award nominee talks about his the savings are in full bloom at ross.
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country stage came with some big challenges. jan crawford spoke with him in nashville about his career and the experiences that nearly changed its course. jan, good morning. >> good morning. chris young grew up just outside of nashville and he earned success by working hard and staying true to himself to become the best singer he could be, and you won't believe some of the things he can sing. ♪ try not to think about you >> reporter: his voice is traditional country. chris young hasn't done things the traditional way. you're the country singer who was classically trained. >> i was classically trained, and i can sing in a bunch of different languages. i studied jazz. >> what languages? >> several. do you want some spanish? >> that's great. >> i listen to every style of music, all of them, but country is my favorite.
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>> so you sing country. >> yeah, so i sing country. >> and sing he does, racking up ten number one hits. young was inspired by his grandfather, who played on the old radio show "louisiana hayride." but nashville wasn't serving up record deals to unproven singers with traditional sounds. then he got a break, winning a televised talent show. >> i got my record deal out of that show. i'm, like, okay, now we're going to take off. >> reporter: his first three singles landed with a thud, and he figured the fourth would be his last chance. >> no matter how much people are going to believe in you, they're only going to believe in you for so long unless something happens. and i said if this song dies i'm probably off the label, aren't i?
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it was just that moment of, we're going to see what happens. >> reporter: that song took off, becoming young's first number one and watching a career that now has him selling out arenas and membership in the grand ole opry. >> the in fewest member of the grand ole opry. >> but the journey to the most exclusive club was filled with challenges. a small cut on his leg when he was grinding it out as a young singer turned into a serious scare. >> i went into septic shock on the plane, took me to icu, almost died. >> you almost died. >> i never really broadcast it. they said we're going to take you into surgery because your blood pressure is so low we're concerned about organ failure. >> he was feeling grateful. the show in las vegas turned into a massacre. >> i called my mom and sister to
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tell them, hey, i'm in las vegas. i'm here. i'm all right. always tell the people you love them as much as possible. >> do you? >> all the time. >> that gratitude comes true in his interactions with fans and his amazement at how far he's come. his story now draws crowds. country music's hall of fame. do you ever think, i did it, i made it? >> you know, you look backward and then you look forward. this is amazing. live in the moment, enjoy it, then wake up and go and go, okay, what else do i need to do? >> he'll perform this sunday at the acm rewards. it will be something of a somber return to las vegas, but he told us he hopes the music can be a small act of healing. john? >> that line, tell the people you love you love them. >> jan, can i borrow your
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country music playlist? i bet it's pretty good. >> you should see it. you should see it. long and i love it. >> i love country music too. i don't download it as much as i should. i'm coming for you. >> start with chris young. his music is amazing and his voice is incredible, and that range, italian. it's crazy. >> thank you, jan. >> chris young is performing on sunday night. reba mcentire hosts from las vegas. you can watch the show at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on cbs. and you can hear more on cbs' ipod app. you can listen to new male vocalist of the year, brett young, no relation to chris young. he shares his story from former college athlete to budding music star. next, "all that mattered." you're watching "cbs this morning." to singing star. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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tomorrow on "cbs this morning: saturday," these play bills date back to terrell left days of broadway. the act to preserve them against the ravages of time got a boost this week. tomorrow we'll show how they're being saved for future generations. >> that looks awesome. that does it for us. be sure to tune in to the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. as we leave you, we take a look back at all that mattered this week. a lot happened. have a great weekend. this year will be my last one as a member of the house. >> this is something that is coming as a major surprise. this has been a very difficult job. >> my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad.
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>> you had dinner with the president. i have to say, i don't see anybody that looks like me in terms of color or gender. i don't feel very celebratory. i feel very excluded. >> i don't like the fact that you feel that way. and we need more minorities, more women. >> it was my mistake, and i'm sorry. >> facebook's ceo mark zuckerberg was questioned by nearly half the senate. >> your user agreement sucks. >> how is today's apology different? >> stop apologizing and let's make a change. >> you said the president believes he has the power to fire robert mueller? >> the president certainly has the power to make that decision. >> this alleged chemical bombardment comes as the syrian regime attacks eastern gupta. >> they find ways to punish assad. >> i was on the train and the conductor asked if i wanted a wheelchair. i said, no, i'm going on colbert
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to kick ass. >> that's what she's been doing her whole life. >> hallelujah. hey, it's norah. >> i do the john part. ♪ five, four, three, two, one >> welcome to "cbs this morning." was that not good? >> "black panther" is still breaking records. >> john, wacanda forever. >> all that -- >> i love that you're a father, elton. did you ever think that this would happen to you? >> gayle, ten years ago, if you would have told me that this is what would have been happening to me, i would have said, you put acid in my drink and this is crazy. no, of course not. >> and all that matters. >> yes, it will. captain america captures augusta. patrick reed joins us here with the green jacket.
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welcome. i'm wearing my green dress. it's not quite the green jacket. how aware were you of where everyone else was on the board? >> i was very aware. >> jordan said he wasn't looking at the board. if you don't believe that -- >> all right, all right. >> on "cbs this morning." >> here it is. here's the 2019 chevy camaro. >> chrkris, aren't you supposed have your shirt off and a couple of gold chains? that's the cool kids' car. >> hello, john krasinski. >> hello. >> i just want us all to be quiet. because if we're not quiet, something very bad is going to happen. >> it's very bad. you gave me the best review, which is oh, no. >> that's all that matters. >> i've seen this. sorry. i thought that was the question. i thought it was what is all that matters.
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too early. oh, my god. ♪ i am extremely proud of jackie, gaby and stephanie. we worked with pg&e to save energy because we wanted to help the school. they would put these signs on the door to let the teacher know you didn't cut off the light. the teachers, they would call us the energy patrol. so they would be like, here they come, turn off your lights! those three young ladies were teaching the whole school about energy efficiency. we actually saved $50,000. and that's just one school, two semesters, three girls.
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chopper 5 is live above a rescue mission in pacifica... good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. we are following breaking news out of san mateo county. chopper 5 is live above a rescue mission in pacifica. crews say a van drove off highway 1 at devil's slide just south of the tunnel and you can see the waves are really crashing into the cliffs right there. crews are trying to reach the van. we are told one person may have been inside. traffic is limited right now to one lane and no word on when it is re-opening. you can tune into pix now on our website,, for more on this breaking story. and coming up after the break, gianna will have more on the closures in that area because of the incident and neda will have your forecast.
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good morning, i'm gianna franco in the traffic center. we are going back out to pacifica right now and show you on our maps. we have a major accident here causing a delay on the southbound side as michelle said moments ago, a vehicle went down the side of the cliff there into the ocean. you can see highway 1 now on our maps here. southbound is completely shut down all lanes there. northbound was closed for a brief time. they opened northbound lanes but southbound lanes are completely shut down. highway 1 at devil's slide as you move into pacifica out of the devil's slide tunnel there. now, the problem is, the only alternate is 280. so if you are commuting
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southbound into half moon bay this morning, you're going to go around to 92, sharp park to westboro will get you on 80 and may save time. that's your only alternate to avoid delays on highway 1. i want to talk about the oceans out there right now. we have a beach hazard statement so the swell is rather large right now double overheads right near pacifica so eight- to twelve-foot waves reported there. a northwest swell up to 20- footers likely. rip currents and sneaker waves all of that happening right along the coastline from monterey to sonoma county. other than that, we are looking at sunshine and pretty nice weather today. 51 degrees in santa rosa. 54 in san jose. our afternoon highs are in the upper 60s and low 70s. spring-like today. tomorrow will be even warmer. sunday, monday we have a cold front come in with rain, cold and windy.
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