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morning. from the broadcast center in new york city. i'm vladamir duthier. captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, may 2nd, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." making president talk. the special counsel leading the russia investigation has floated the idea of issuing a grand jury subpoena for mr. trump. severe weather pounds parts of the u.s. with tornados reported in kansas, nebraska, and oklahoma, and another round of strong storms may be on the way. and kanye west lets loose and faces backlash about controversial comments about
slavery being a choice. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the russia investigation and word that special counsel robert mueller raised the possibility of issuing grand jury subpoena for president trump and the man overseeing it is being threatened with impeachment. hena doba is here in new york with more. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. mueller has floated the idea of subpoenaing president trump. the president's lawyer says they have advised if they will sit with mueller's team. president trump's former attorney john dowd says special counsel robert mueller may try to force the president trump to testify under oath. he's been in touch with the counsel's office about a possible sit-down interview with
the president. last night dowd said mueller's team raised the idea of a subpoena in early march. in the tweet the president called it disgraceful, but secretary sarah sanders refused to comment. later it was said outsiders won't be allowed to influence the investigation. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein spoke after some congressional republicans drafted articles of iimchmp meet >> i think they should understand by now the department of justice is not going to be extorted. >> even if a grand jury subpoena were issued, president trump could refuse to answer questions by invoking his fifth amendment rights against self-incrimination.
it's not immediately clear in what context it was raised or how serious mueller was about it. anne-marie. >> hena doba here in new york. thank you so much, hena. now to the ethics investigations of the environmental protection agency. the two top officials in charge of security and toxic waste cleanups resigned. yesterday scott pruitt blamed his staff for alleged ethics violations including excessive spending. and it's reported that prutd's trip to morocco was partly arranged by one of his long-time friends, a lobbyist richard smotkin. he allegedly received $40,000 from the moroccan government. that's according to the "washington post." the white house said there was nothing wrong with a former staffer taking possession of president trump's medical records. the president's former doctor harold bornstein told cbs news some men created a lot of chaos in his office last year when they collected the president's medical records.
they say it felt like a raid. they say it's standard operating procedure to take possession of the records. now to that severe weather threatening the plains and other parts of the midwest this morning. tornado, damaged winds, and hail are possible through tonight. yesterday there were reports of at least 21 tornadoes in nebraska, oklahoma, and kansas. tornado watches and warnings continue to be posted there. this twister was spotted in te skies over oklahoma yesterday evening. there were no reports of injury or damage, but last night in central kansas the severe weather damaged buildings. one family rode out the storm in their basement. >> we have a basement window so i could see debris go by and tree limbs and tin and stuff, so i thought, yeah, something happened. >> recovery efforts are now under way. it's unclear how many buildings were damaged, but there were no reports of injury. ahead on "cbs this morning," mark strassmann flies with tornado hunters as they search for clues about how they form. so far 28 central american
migrants who trekked across mexico seeking asylum in the u.s. are being processed at a border station near san diego. they arrived at the border in a much publicized caravan over the weekend. president trump promised to turn them away. more than 100 others are waiting on the mexican side of the border. in arizona now, firefighters hope the wet cold weather forecast for today will help them battle a fast-moving wildfire. officials say an illegal camp fire is to blame for igniting the tinder fire friday morning. more than 11,000 acres in north central arizona have burned. the fire is zero percent contained. a number of buildings and homes have been destroyed. hundreds have been forced to evacuate, but so far there are no reports of any injuries. well, facebook is getting into the dating business. ceo mark zuckerberg said the new feature is not just for hookups but to develop meaningful relationships.
he announced the new service at a developer's conference yesterday. lexy savvides reports. >> this has been an intense year. >> reporter: during his address at facebook's developers conference, ceo mark zuckerberg tackled the scandals head on. >> we're hard at work. >> reporter: zuckerberg reassured facebook users that their data was safe at cambridge analytica misused the data of more than 87 million users. >> we have to make sure this never happens again. we're taking a number of steps. we're putting a tool in front of them that shows them all the apps they are using and lets them remove access to ones they don't want to use. >> reporter: facebook is also developing artificial intelligence tools to detect interference and fake accounts.
to give you more privacy control, they're building a new plan called clear history. >> the information we get from websites and apps, you'll be able to clear all this information from your account and you'll even be able to turn it off, having this information stored with your account going forward. >> reporter: despite the recent problems, he emphasized facebook was moving forward on creating new services to connect people like a dating feature. >> real long-term relationships, not just hookups. privacy and safety in mind from the beginning. >> reporter: facebook also launched the $200 oculus go, a virtual reality headset that doesn't need a computer to work. it can create your childhood home from photos. apple is working on a wireless device on virtual and augmented reality set for release in 2020. in san jose, california, lexy savvides, cbs news. well, coming up on the "morning news," marketing vaping to children?
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the jurek looks like juice boxes is jutherous to rye three others were also arrested in that attack. "business insider" reports there was a warning to vaping companies to stop making packages that appeal to company. the nicotine in packaging that looks like juice boxes is dangerous to kids. children can be poisoned if they drink the liquid which is intended to be used with e-cigarettes and vaping devices. and "rolling stone" reports on kanye west's controversial comments about slavery. during an interview on tmz live he said african-americans were complicit in their role in slavery. >> i'm here about slavery for 400 years. for 400 years? that sounds like a choice. like you was there for 400 years and it's all of you all? you know, like, it's like we're mentally imprisoned. i like the word prison because -- >> west's comments were heavily criticized on social media. later on twitter he defended his comments saying it was just an idea. during the interview west defended his controversial
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the fed is expected to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. here on wall street stocks kicked off in may with the old adage, sell in may ending in an ultimate mix. in the end the dow closed down 64 points. the s&p 500 gained 6 points. nasdaq added 64 points. analysts were worried because of the hefty price of the iphone x. it fielded profit of $13.8 billion. apple also surprised investors, announcing a $100 billion stock buyback. meantime united airlines plans to resume shipping pets in july. united will only accept dogs and cats, but some breeds like snub-nosed dogs facing bigger health risks will be banned. united stopped shipping pets in march after several dogs were put on the wrong flights and after a flight attendant told a passenger to put a pet in an overhead bin.
that french bulldog later died. and a private equity firm ended up with the winning bid for the weinstein company. it forced the resignation of harvey weinstein. lantern capital offered the winning bid, $310 billion in cash. anne-marie. >> all right. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> thank you. all right. still to come, a new food allergy, why eating red meat can become life-threatening for some people. it works with the water in your body. unblocking your system naturally. save up to $5 on miralax. see sunday's paper.
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reactions can include redness and itching, stomach problems, and in some cases anaphylaxinap. but matt's doctor says it's not like other allergies. >> they feel absolutely fine and symptoms come on anywhere usually from three to eight hours after they eat the meat. >> reporter: matt has been hospitalized several times. he always carries an epipen and sticks with fish and chicken. today he's making duck. >> how big of a challenge is it for you? >> it's an incredible challenge. it's the worst. thank god i get to watch people eat and watch their faces light up after they eat. that's the joy i get out of it. >> reporter: doctors say there is some hope the allergy can go away if the patient avoids additional tick bites, something matt is mindful of each time he's outdoors.
kenneth craig, cbs news, new york. coming up we talk with oscar-winning actress marcia gay harden about her new hit "cold black" and her anymore memoir, "the seasons of my mother." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." anymore memoir, "the seasons of my mother." i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." but on the inside, i feel chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real. fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i'm glad my doctor prescribed lyrica. for some, lyrica delivers effective relief from moderate to even severe fibromyalgia pain, and improves function. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions, suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worse depression, unusual changes in mood or behavior, swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling, or blurry vision. common side effects: dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain, swelling of hands, legs and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you.
our top stories this morning. special counsel robert mueller raised the notion of forcing president trump to testify under oath. the president's former attorney john dowd said mueller talked about issuing a subpoena earlier in march. now the president's lawyers are negotiating the terms of a possible interview. and now you can be more than just friends on facebook. the social network is getting into the dating business. ceo mark zuckerberg said the new feature is not just for hookups but to build meaningful relationships. he also announced how facebook is working to ensure better privacy and a new future that allows them to clear their
browsing history. a rapper had an idea for cutting gun violence, replacing handguns with something left violent, but in some major cities, it hasn't gone plas planned. adriana dias has more. >> reporter: cities plagued by shootings are now battling a new type of gun violence. police are calling it paintball wars. in the last week, there have been more than 200 paintball shootings reported in atlanta, detroit, greensboro, north carolina, and milwaukee, where there have been 65 incidents in the last four days. sergeant melissa franckowiak. >> it started in atlanta. it was rapper who had started putting things on youtube and instagram. >> reporter: that rapper calls himself 21 ravage. he reportedly started a movement called "guns down, paint balls up" in an effort to curb gun violence. >> it's turned into groups shooting at citizens. it's an idea that may have
backfired. >> he was very sweet. >> reporter: last month ta regy diggs was sleeping in the back seat of his mother's car when he was fatally shot by a real gun. it was two days after his birthday. he was hit by a student who was shooting at those shooting paint balls. >> he was very strong. >> reporter: in another tragic incident in greensboro, police linked a paint ball fight to the death of 19-year-old zyquarius bradley. >> if they're shooting at people, they're going to face felony charges. >> reporter: another concern for police is especially at night a paint ball gun could be mistaken for a real gun, which increases the risk for a police-involved shooting. adriana dias, cbs news, milwaukee. well, coming up on "cbs this
morning," an experimental new curriculum aims to teach digital privacy to grade school students before they develop bad online habits. and we talk with oscar-winning actress marcia gay harden about her hit cbs drama "code black" and her new memoir, "the seasons of my mother." that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
it is beautiful out there. >> yeah. >> didn't feel too bad, either, walking from just the garage to -- >> from your kitchen to your garage and then back -- >> that was like 20 seconds. >> not a bad start. >> in the city here it was a little crisp and windy so kind of -- a little windy out there along the coast but yeah, hey, it's a nice start to the day. we have a little marine layer hanging around this morning. and we are going to see some clouds. if you are anywhere around the bay or the beaches, that's where the clouds will hang around for the morning so a cool start. but inland get ready. we'll stay warm through saturday a little change in our forecast for sunday. but other than that, it's looking like a good week. take a look at the eastshore freeway. that is westbound 80 that is slow with all of