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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm demarco morgan. captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, may 3rd, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." hush money contradiction. president trump's lawyer rudy giuliani says the president reimbursed the $130,000 payment to daniels. strong storms are battering the central united states with rain, wind, hail, and tornadoes, leaving behind widespread damage and knocking out power to thousands. and the boy scouts get a
name change as the 100-year-old organization begins welcoming girls. 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. well, this morning we begin with a shocking revelation by one of president trump's lawyers. rudy giuliani said the president reimbursed his personal attorney michael cohen $130,000 that michael cohen gave to porn star stormy daniels. this contradicts what the president said, that flatly he did not know about the money. giuliani said this was not campaign money and perfectly legal. hena doba is here in new york. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. giuliani says the reimbursement invalidates any claims that money was sent to the porn star. president trump repaid his personal attorney for a $130,000
payment sent to adult film actress daniels. that's according to rudy giuliani who joined the president's legal team two weeks ago. >> something to do with paying some stormy daniels woman $130,000, which is going to turn out to be perfectly legal. that money was not campaign money. >> giuliani's claim directly contradicts what the president directly told reporters aboard "air force one" last month. >> did you know about the $130,000 payment to daniels? >> no, no. >> reporter: mr. trump referred questions about the deal to long-time lawyer michael cohen. >> he did not know about the specifics of it, as far as i know, but michael cohen would take care of things like this. >> daniels claims she was paid $130,000 to bent quiet. giuliani was stun by it.
>> the american people have been lied to about this agreement, about the $130,000, about the reimbursements. we just didn't know that rudy giuliani was going to go on the sean hannity show and admit it on national television. >> giuliani said mr. trump only learned the specifics of the 'agreement with ms. daniels after cohen's office was raided on the 29th. giuliani described the payment to daniels as a very regular thing to do. questions have been directed to the president's personal legal team. anne-marie. >> hena doba here in new york. thanks so much, hena. this morning a severe weather system in the central u.s. threatens another round of tornadoes, hail, and damaging wind. the severe weather stretches from texas to illinois. a tornado watch is posted in oklahoma. yesterday at least eight tonightonight tornadoes were reported including one that touched down in kansas city, missouri, and sent a tree crashing into a house.
>> the house shook and the windows like blew open. i don't know. it happened really fast. >> everybody's safe, everybody's fine. all the stuff, you know, of course, is destroyed, but it's fine. it's just stuff. >> the severe weather is expected to continue moving through the great plains through tomorrow. there have been no reports of serious injury. and up to eight police officers were injured in connecticut as authorities negotiated with a man who was holding his wife hostage in barn. the barn exploded as the police were trying to coax the man out. neighbors said the blast was powerful. >> literally stuff on our kitchen tables was shaking. it's just unbelievable. this is such a quiet town. stuff like this never happens around here. >> the officers were not seriously injured. the fire that followed the explosion spread to the house.
the wife escaped. but it's unclear what happened to her husband. the last flight of a 60-year-old military plane ended in disaster. all nine crew members of an aging c-130 died when it crashed onto a georgia highway yesterday. it had just taken off from savannah hilton head international airport. the crew was flying the plane into retirement. mark strassmann has details. >> reporter: thick black smoke billowed from the c-130 hercules cargo plane moments after it nose-dived and exploded near hilton head international airport. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters at the puerto rico international guard. >> reporter: officials say the plane was in the air for about two miles. members of the puerto rican international guard were en route to arizona on a training mission were killed. >> it's unexplainable. everything was gone, people just rushing to try toe help. >> reporter: roger best got to the wreckage ahead of first responders. >> it looks like a war zone.
to be honest with you. scattered debris everywhere. trees on fire, still burning. >> reporter: about quarter mile down this typically busy highway, a highway that is now closed while this investigation goes on. >> it's large crash site, so, yes, everything will have to be re-evaluated by the department of transportation before the road is able to be opened again. >> reporter: amazingly the plane missed cars and people on the road below. >> had this gone down a couple feet, hundred feet north or south, it might have hit traffic. >> reporter: the cargo plane, one of the oldest c-130s still flying, was on its way to tucson to be retired. it had just finished routine maintenance before the deadly accident. mark strassmann, cbs news, savannah, georgia. bail has been set at $3 million for a 17-year-old texas boy charged with plotting a mass shooting. prosecutors say mati
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bankruptcy claiming unfair media coverage. the trump campaign affiliated firm collected information on as many as 87 million users to profile and target voters. and about ten people suffered minor injuries when a bonfire exploded in london. the bonfire was part of a jewish festival. it's unclear what caused the blast, although there are reports fuel was poured on the fire. there are other reports that at least one mobile phone was put on the fire as well. coming up on the "morning news," two black men arrested at starbucks reach agreements with the city of philadelphia. and volcano warning. a new eruption that threatens homes. this is the "cbs morning news." my mom's pain from moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis was intense. i wondered if she could do the stuff
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♪ shining bright like a diamond shining bright like a diamond ♪ we've heard of players leaving it all on the field, but the new york mets' olandis cespedes left more than that. he snapped his necklace. it scattered diamonds into the dirt. a few minutes later the second baseman cabrera helped pick up the loose diamonds. >> on the "cbs moneywatch" tesla burns through cash, and dc comics goes digital. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange has more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. more rate hikes are expected this year. the fed left its key lending
rate in the 1.5% to 1.75% range. that's the level set since march. the fed has increased the race six times since 2015 in an effort to control inflation. in a statement it expects further gradual increases. the fear of the possibility of rising interest rates sent stocks lower. the dow dropped 174 points. the s&p 500 fell 19 points. the nasdaq gave up 29 points. the electric automaker tesla posted a record $709 million loss in the first quarter, raising questions about its ability to pay its bills. tesla has had problems meeting production targets for its mass market model 3. in a letter yesterday, tesla said model 3 production hit 2,070 per week at the end of april. far short of the 5,000 cars it needs to be profitable. meanwhile spotify reported
its loss. the music streaming service says its loss narrowed. that's a $4 million jump since the end of last year. wall street was not impressed. the stock has been skidding. >> and dc comics has a name, dc universe. it will have a live action superman prequel, "metropolis." dc is expected to launch later this year. >> they can get their fix any time they want. they don't have to wait for the next big blockbuster. >> it's all about the superheroes. >> it certainly is. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> thank you. still ahead, nasa needs your help. how everyday people can make huge contributions to science. mikefor my joint pain.of things now? watch me.
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our top stories this morning. rudy giuliani, one of trump's new lawyers, says mr. trump paid back michael cohen the $130,000 in hush money he gave to porn star stormy daniels. this contradicts the president who said he didn't know about the payoff. daniels alleges she had a sexual encounter with the president. he denies the allegations. severe weather threatens another round of hail, wind, and tornadoes. one happened in kansas city that sent a tree crashing into a home. no one was injured. and nine members of the puerto rican national guard were
killed when the transport plane they were flying crashed in georgia shortly after takeoff. they were flying the 60-year-old c-130 to arizona where it was to be retired. the crash is under investigation. for the second time, a broken window caused some frightening moments yesterday for southwest airline passengers. kris van cleave had the story. >> it just sounded like a really loud pop, almost like someone was throwing a rock at you. >> reporter: passenger karen o'grady was a couple of seats away when this crack appeared on the window. >> anything needed? we're going to walk you right onto the plane next door. >> reporter: the plane landed safely. mark rosenker, head of ntsb, says this is an anomaly.
>> there are a number of redundancies that are built into the window that can even withstand it. they have now pulled the plane from service. >> is your airplane physically on fire? >> no, it's not on fire, but part of it is missing. >> reporter: its happened just two weeks after another flight blew an engine knocking out a window, killing 43-year-old jennifer riordan. oxygen masks were not deployed. southwest said that window was last inspected in april. the national transportation board said it is monitoring the situation. kris van cleave, cbs news, phoenix. coming up on "cbs this morning," the government is searching for 1 million americans willing to donate their dna for the greater good. the director of the nih tells us why he thinks it will transform health care. plus -- >> reporter: some people call it the perfect wave, and he's
surfing it about 100 miles from the nearest coastline. how is that possible? world champion surfer kelly slater will show you coming up on "cbs this morning." and ak tresz samira wiley tells us about her role in "the handmaid's tale." that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com new mexico
the weekend. it is thursday, may 3rd, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. >> i was thinking about the weekend since monday morning when the alarm went off. >> we can dream about it more now. >> we are doing all right. >> yeah. >> it's going to be a nice day again this afternoon. get ready this morning, waking up to cloud coverage and cool along the water. so if you are near water, you will notice a little bit of an ocean breeze. the "salesforce tower" is not bright right now. we have clouds along the coast. cooler air at the coast. but sunny and warm this afternoon. we'll be warm through saturday, and then cooler on sunday. i'll show you why in just a bit. sounds good. thank you. and right now, we are tracking the usual slowdowns if you are making your way 580 through altamont pass. past livermore, things pick up. we had an earlier accident near hopyard in the opposite commute