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steve hartman, on the road in arlington, texas. captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, april 17th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." president trump's personal attorney suffers a legal blow, and a revelation in court has fox news host sean hannity making a public denial. and no new sanctions. president trump rejects a plan to impose additional economic penalties against russia for now. a "60 minutes" report on the safety record of allegiant air triggers a call for an investigation by federal lawmakers. des linden wins the boston marathon!
>> and rain, strong winds, and cold temperatures couldn't stop des linden. she's the first american woman in more than three decades to win the race. good morning from the studio 57 at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning, a federal judge is considering how to handle the records the fbi took from the office and home of president trump's personal attorney. she did reject a bid by michael cohen's lawyers to prevent prosecutors from looking at the material, and cohen was forced to reveal the names of his other clients. the name of one triggered laughs and gasps in the courtroom. hena doba is here with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the administration's biggest worry now is what's in those seized records. and while anxiety grows there, cohen's attorney was forced to disclose that cohen had done legal work for fox news host sean hannity.
>> michael cohen never represented me in any legal matter. >> reporter: fox news host sean hannity downplayed his relationship with president trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, hours after being unmasked as one of three people he represented in 2017. >> i never retained his services. i never received an invoice. i never paid michael cohen for legal fees. >> reporter: the surprise disclosure came during a hearing monday over materials seized during the fbi raids of cohen's home, offices, and hotel room last week. citing attorney/client privilege, cohen and other lawyers for president trump argued they should have the right to review the items first. instead, judge kimba wood ordered prosecutors to create a searchable data base of key words in the documents to share with defense attorneys. prosecutors were also ordered not to examine the contents just yet.
one of the matters federal agents are investigating is whether cohen violated the law in his $130,000 payment to adult film star stormy daniels. >> for years mr. cohen has acted like he is above the law. that ends now. >> reporter: daniels, who appeared at the courthouse along with her attorney, alleges cohen gave her the money shortly before the election to keep silent about an affair she had with mr. trump. prosecutors say they could begin to make some of the documents seized in last week's raids available within days. a federal judge has not ruled out the possibility of appointing a third party to review the materials seized in the cohen raids. anne-marie? >> hena doba here in new york. thank you very much. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll ask cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman about who won yesterday's legal battle, prosecutors or michael cohen's attorneys. president trump decided against imposing new economic
sanctions against russia over the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria. this is a reversal. u.n. ambassador nikki haley had said new sanctions would be announced yesterday. the white house says it's considering additional sanctions, and a decision will be made in the near future. in syria, state-run television reports there have been predawn air strikes on an airbase in central syria. the pentagon says no u.s. missiles were fired. tomorrow international chemical weapons inspectors are expected to be allowed to visit the town where a suspected chemical weapons attack was carried out on april 7th. seth doane was able to get inside douma. >> reporter: this was rebel territory until two days ago. we made it to the very house where that suspected chemical attack took place. "all the sudden, some gas spread around us," this neighbor recounted, "we couldn't breathe. it smelled like chlorine."
this is your brother here? in the kitchen he told us how his brother had tried to wash off the chemicals. how did the chemicals get here? "the missile up there," he pointed, "on the roof." we asked him to take us to where the missile allegedly hit, and he took us here and pointed there. we found a missile neatly resting. this is exactly what the syrian government wants us to see -- syrian forces here in douma and back in control. this was apparently a bomb-making factory for rebels here in the heart of douma. you can see the makings of fins for mortars, mortars over here. and take a look down here. you see this bin. it appears to be home made grenades. hundreds of thousands of civilians have been living here, many without food for months.
you can see the desperation here. people hoping for some bread. we asked this mother of five why she didn't leave if the fighting had been so bad. "we tried more than wunsz once," she told us, "but the rebels wouldn't let us go." seth doane, cbs news, in eastern ghouta. back in this country, sacramento police released 53 new video and audiotapes from the night police shot and killed stephon clark, a young unarmed black man. [ siren ] >> shots fired. shots fired. >> police thought clark had a gun, but he was unarmed. the clips show several officers turning off their microphones and asking others if they have done the same. two of the officers tried to revive clark. clark was in his grandparents' back yard when he was shot. the attorney for two men arrested at a philadelphia starbucks says they are scheduled to meet with starbucks' ceo. yesterday he met with the mayor and police commissioner to discuss the incident. the mayor said he's not satisfied yet, and in a statement said, "this is not
just a starbucks issue, this is a societal issue. police can react differently to others based on skin color, and that is wrong. we have work to do, and we need to do so productively." kenneth craig has more. what do we want? >> justice! >> reporter: protests continue at a philadelphia starbucks following the arrests of two black men thursday. >> what did they do? >> they didn't do anything. i saw the entire thing. >> reporter: police say a manager called 911 because the men refused to leave after using the restroom without making a purchase first. the men said they were waiting for a business partner to arrive. their attorney calls it racial profiling. >> none of the white customers were asked to leave, and they were there a lot longer than the young men who were there for a few minutes. >> reporter: starbucks' ceo kevin johnson appeared on "good morning america" to apologize. >> the circumstances surrounding the incident and the outcome in our store on thursday were
reprehensible, they were wrong. for that, i personally apologize to the two gentlemen that visited our store. >> reporter: philadelphia police commissioner richard ross went on facebook live to defend his officers. >> it is important to emphasize and underscore that these officers had legal standing to make this arrest. >> reporter: the protesters are demanding starbucks fire the manager who called 911. the coffee chain confirmed she is no longer at that store and says it will review its procedures and training. kenneth craig, cbs news. allegiant air experienced more than 100 serious mechanical incidents between january of 2016 and october of 2017. of particular concern are its fleet of md-80 jets which are nearly 28 years old on average. allegiant called the story a false narrative based on outdated statistics. florida senator bill nelson wants the department of transportation to investigate.
>> we want this out in the full light of day, and we want the faa to crack down, to make sure that the airlines, all of them, are safe. >> the "60 minutes" report also questioned the faa's handling of allegiant. the faa says it would welcome any outside review. arizona senator john mccain is in stable condition resting in a phoenix hospital following intestinal surgery. mccain was operated on sunday to treat an intestinal infection. he has been undergoing physical therapy as he recovers from the side effects of brain cancer treatment. mccain had planned to return to washington in january but hasn't made it yet. and coming up on the "cbs morning news" now, the fight against lung cancer. a new treatment that can almost double the odds of survival. and a heartwarming moment on the ice. a young hockey fan finally gets her souvenir. this is the "cbs morning news." s the "cbs morning news."
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the spending by the epa chief. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "the washington times" reports a federal watchdog says epa administrator's scott pruitt's $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office violated campaign finance laws. the government accountability office said the epa says he failed to notify lawmakers it was exceeding the $5,000 limit to furnish, redecorate, or make improvements to an agency head's office. the epa says the phone booth was not part of a redecoration and not subject to the $5,000 cap. "usa today" reports canada is following the u.s. lead and pulling families of its diplomats out of cuba. several canadian diplomats stationed in havana have complained of mysterious brain symptoms similar to those experienced by american diplomats. they include dizziness, headaches, loss of hearing, and a lack of ability to concentrate. the u.s. pulled 60% of its staff
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>> reporter: good morning. we'll start with a broad sweep. wall street analysts are forecasting the strongest growth in seven years for s&p 500 companies. good news for investors. stock prices generally tend to track the progress of corporate profits. yesterday the dow jones industrials rallied nearly 213. the s&p 500 rose 21. and the nasdaq added 49 points for the day. president trump is in florida for a two-day summit with japanese prime minister shinzo abe. the leaders will meet at the president's mar-a-lago estate. trade tensions in north korea are likely to top the agenda. tesla ceo elon musk says the automaker would not need to raise money this year. meanwhile, tesla temporarily shut down its model 3 production line in fremont, california. tesla claims it's to improve automation and systematically address problems. the carmaker also shut down production in february. musk tweeted "excessive production was a mistake."
meantime, shares of netflix surged more than 7% after hours trading monday, still trending after beating expectations with the latest quarterly report. netflix signed up almost 7.5 million new subscribers and has signed up more than half of all u.s. broadband households. netflix is available in some 190 countries. and toyota says it will start equipping models with technology to talk to other vehicles beginning in 2021. toyota says most of its u.s. models should have the technology by the mid 2020s. vehicle-to-vehicle signals can warn other cars and trucks of heavy braking ahead or if another vehicle is headed into its path. other automakers are also testing the technology. anne-marie? >> diane king hall, thank you very much. still to come, the new beat for the pulitzer prize. rapper kendrick lamar joins the list of america's most esteemed musicians. joins the list of america's most esteemed musicians. ere are confusing quilted northern for robes.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the coun here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ ♪ rapper kendrick lamar made history as this year's pulitzer prize winners were announced yesterday. he won the award for music, becoming the first nonclassical or non-jazz artist to win the prize. lamar took home the pulitzer for her grammy award-winning album "damn." the pulitzer board called the album a work that captures the complexity of african-american life. a newborn gorilla at the zoo in washington, d.c., is getting visible love from his mommy. the gorilla named moke was born sunday. he's the first western lowland born at the zoo in nine years. there are only about 150,000 left in the wild. on "cbs this morning," superstar entertainment in las
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our top stories this morning -- a federal judge our top stories this morning -- a federal judge is considering how to handle the records seized by the fbi during a raid at the office and home of president trump's personal attorney. lawyers for michael cohen wanted to get the first look at the documents to help decide which should remain confidential. that request was denied. and it was revealed that one of cohen's clients is fox news host sean hannity. and tomorrow, international weapons inspectors are expected to be granted access to the town in syria where suspected chemical weapons attack killed at least 40 people this month. the assad regime denies it was involved. the u.s., france, and britain conducted air strikes in retaliation. there is a nationwide hunt for a grandmother. police say she's killed twice
and should be considered armed and dangerous. mark strassman has more. >> reporter: police say this surveillance video shows a cunning killer on the prowl. 56-year-old grandmother lois riess, targeting 59-year-old pamela hutchison in a ft. myers bar. the two women looked alike. a fatal coincidence for hutchison. she was later found shot to death in her condo. detectives say riess murdered her, then stole her white acura, credit cards, and her identity. lee county undersheriff -- >> although she may look like anyone's mother or grandmother, she's an absolute cold-blooded murderer. >> reporter: riess is also suspected of her husband's shooting death in minnesota in late march. david riess was found murdered in the couple's home. riess, who police say loves to gamble, stopped at different casinos before driving to ft. myers earlier this month and meeting hutchison.
daniel jeffreys is hutchison's cousin. >> it's just evil that flowed through. how can you go around killing people for no other good reason other than to keep yourself out of prison? >> reporter: investigators say riess has since driven 1,300 miles along the gulf coast until her last-known sighting in corpus christi, texas. >> as her resources go away, that she will become more desperate and, god forbid, may strike again. >> reporter: police believe riess killed both victims with the same gun and may still have it. we checked into her criminal history. in her home state of minnesota, there's nothing more than a traffic ticket. mark strassman, cbs news, atlanta. coming up on "cbs this morning," on this tax day we talk with president trump's new chief economic adviser, larry kudlow. in his first network interview, he tells us when workers might see more benefits from the gop tax plan. plus, alex wagner tells us about her new book on tracing her ancestry called "future
face: a family mystery, an epic quest, and the secret to belonging." and superstar entertainment in las vegas. a look at how the concept of a residency has changed through the years. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ a great day. ♪
jacklin is back with the traffic report. it's good to be back. it is a cool start to the day. it is going to be chilly. we hopefully have our jackets. that's what you are going to need this morning. nice clear conditions. that's why it feels cold out there. temperatures near 30s in many locations. chilly start to the day. 10 degrees warmer this afternoon. the wild weather of yesterday is now gone. it has moved out further east and leaving us with mostly sunny skies. we have a chance of rain tomorrow but not until tomorrow afternoon. we will time that out coming up. now, we are tracking slowdowns for drivers headed along northbound 880. this is near 66. near the colosseum. further ahead, you will start tapping on those brakes. that's around high street. we have got all lanes shutdown