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captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, may 8th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." scandal rocks new york state's chief law enforcement officer. the attorney general who assumed a prominent role in the me too movement resigns after being accused of assaulting four women. and president trump is preparing to announce to the world his decision on whether the u.s. will break the iran nuclear deal. two new cracks open up on the big island of hawaii, emitting lava and gas from the kilauea volcano as evacuees wonder if they'll have a home to return to. ♪
good morning from the studio 57 at cbs news headquarters here in new york, good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. the attorney general of new york state, eric schneiderman, abruptly resigned following allegations by four women that he physically abused them. schneiderman, known as an advocate for women's issues, says he has not assaulted anyone. however, his resignation is effective at the end of the business day today. john schiumo is here in new york with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. eric schneiderman maintains his innocence despite his resignation. he describes the accusations of violence as consensual role-playing sexual activity. his former girlfriends tell a different story.n is denying allegations from four women who claim the new york attorney general repeatedly hit and choked them, usually after he consumed large amounts of alcohol. two of the women who were
romantically involved with schneiderman have publicly identified themselves and say he threatened to kill them if they left him. neither filed any police complaints but say they sought out medical attention. the accusations published by "the new yorker" were followed by calls for schneiderman to resign, and three hours later, he did, issuing this statement -- "in the last several hours, serious allegations, which i strongly contest, have been made against me. while the allegations are unrelated to my professional conduct or the operations of the office, they will effectively prevent me from leading the office's work at this critical time." [ applause ] during his nearly eight years as new york's highest ranking law enforcement officer, schneiderman has filed suit to protect immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. in february his office sued the weinstein company, demanding greater compensation for alleged victims of disgraced movie mogul harvey weinstein. >> sometimes they were targets
themselves. if they refused, they were threatened with insults. their careers were threatened. they were threatened with physical intimidation and violence. >> reporter: new york's governor andrew cuomo has called for an investigation. and the new york city police department says if it receives complaints of a crime, it, too, will investigate thoroughly. >> john schiumo here in new york. thank you very much, john. president trump says he'll announce his decision on the iran nuclear deal this afternoon. the president has long criticized the agreement which he calls the worst deal ever. american allies have been trying to persuade mr. trump to maintain the agreement. the british foreign minister made a last-ditch appeal to the administration during a visit to washington. weijia jiang reports. >> reporter: british foreign secretary boris johnson met with secretary of state mike pompeo to urge the u.s. to remain a part of the nuclear deal with iran. >> which could lead to a nuclear weapon. >> reporter: johnson did not
meet with president trump but may have been trying to send him a message about withdrawing by appearing on fox news. >> you can't do that without just throw the baby out with the bath water, without scrapping the whole thing. if you do that, you have to answer the question what next. >> reporter: the agreement brokered by the obama administration, european allies, russia, and china in 2015 lifted sanctions on iran in exchange for caps on its nuclear program. >> this deal is the all-time worst. >> reporter: president trump has railed against it since the campaign, but american allies are hoping he will accept a side deal to address his concerns like iran's growing ballistic missile program. so is former secretary of state john kerry who negotiated the his office confirmed kerry has strategized with foreign officials about keeping the u.s. in the agreement. mr. trump tweeted, "the united states does not need john kerry's possibly illegal shadow diplomacy.
he was the one that created this mess in the first place." on state tv, iran's president said if americas leaves it would be okay as long as the other countries preserve the terms. he added, "americans will be the main losers." weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. now to the russia investigation and reports mr. trump is becoming increasingly frustrated with his new lawyer, rudy giuliani. giuliani told cbs news the two sides are negotiating the terms of a presidential interview. also that robert mueller has already rejected a proposal to have the president answer questions in writing. giuliani says that he wants the questions in advance, and that if the two sides can agree on terms for an interview, it would have to wait until after the north korean summit. meanwhile, the associated press reports the president is becoming irritated with giuliani and is talking about preventing his new lawyer from doing television interviews. in hawaii now, lava and gas
are pouring out of two new cracks in the ground following the eruption of the kilauea volcano. >> wow! i wish you could see this live. unbelievable. >> some residents found spewing lava in their back yards. there are now 12 fissures in the neighborhood where 35 buildings have burned down near kilauea. it's believed 26 are homes. evacuated residents are being allowed to check on their property during the day. it's unclear how long the eruption will go on for. so far there are no reported injuries. and president trump's nominee to head the cia, gina haspel, says she's looking forward to tomorrow's confirmation hearing. haspel visited capitol hill yesterday to meet with democrats concerned about her role in the use of water boarding to interrogate prisoners following the 9/11 attacks. >> she's a professional.
she deserves the right. ultimately, an open way of listening to her and letting her explain herself and the job she's done for our country. i think we owe that to her. >> extreme interrogation techniques like water board regular currently against u.s. law. haspel has told lawmakers she would oppose efforts to change that. advocacy groups are blasting the zero-tolerance policy toward people who enter the country illegally. details by attorney general jeff sessions. speaking at the border in san diego yesterday, sessions explained how the policy would expand criminal prosecutions. those who cross the border illegally will be prosecuted even if it means the separation of parents and children. >> if you cross the border unlawfully, we will prosecute you. it's that simple. if you smuggle aliens across our border, then we will prosecute you. if you are smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you.
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trayvon martin's killer is in new legal trouble, and the national rifle association announces its leader. those are some of the headlines on "morning newsstand." the "richmond times dispatch" reports iran-contra figure oliver north has been named president of the national rifle association. north will be the biggest celebrity to lead the gun lobby since actor charlton heston. during the reagan administration, north helped arrange the secret sale of weapons to iran and the dwe diversion of anti-communist rebels in nicaragua. he was convicted on several charges, but the convictions were later overturned. "the orlando sentinel" says george zimmerman has been charged with stalking and threatening a private investigator. he said he contacted zimmerman in september on behalf of the executive producer behind a documentary series on trayvon martin. the series is being produced by rapper jay-z. court records show the investigator received dozens and dozens of phone calls, texts, voice mails, and emails from
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the country. ♪ hey, sweetheart, can you back out and climb out of the car? >> sweetheart? >> are you going to drink my coffee? >> that's video of a california deputy trying to coax a baby deer out of his patrol car. deputies had been called to an intersection after the deer got caught in the middle of the road, separated from its mother. she jumped into the back of the patrol car, and after getting a look inside, exited out the other side. both mama deer and her baby then ran off into the woods. gas prices across the country are up nearly 50 cents in the last year, and that may be fueling an increased interest in electric cars. kenneth craig has more. so let's take a drive. >> okay. >> reporter: michael sperling took us for his spin in his
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future is electric. >> reporter: cars like the nissan leaf can get up to 150 miles on a single charge. michael's larger suv only goes about 25 miles per charge. but it's equipped with a gas-powered backup generator for longer trips. >> i've only gone to the gas station twice. >> reporter: any idea of how much money you've saved? >> i don't keep track. i can tell you that i don't know the price of gas. >> reporter: if electric is the future, michael is happy to be along for the ride. kenneth craig, cbs news, poughkeepsie, new york. first lady melania trump has unveiled her public service platform. in a air is -- in a ceremony yesterday at the white house, mrs. trump launched "the best," her new campaign. >> there are too many critical issues facing children today. the three main pillars of the best, the well-being, social media use, and
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our top stories this morning -- new york state's attorney general is resigning following allegations he physically abused four women he was romantically involved with. eric schneiderman announced his resignation just hours after the allegations were published. two of the women say he repeatedly hit them. he says he has not assaulted anyone. his resignation takes effect at the close of business today. and president trump says he'll announce his decision on whether to pull out of the iran nuclear deal this afternoon. the president has been highly critical of the deal. he has threatened to withdraw unless the agreement was revised. voters today decide the west virginia republican senate primary. now the race is getting attention from president trump who tweeted yesterday that republicans should not vote for
don blankenship. ed o'keefe has more. on tuesday voters in west virginia will send a message to the establishment -- >> reporter: that's the message form former coal executive don blankenship is pushing in the final hours before west virginia's republican senate primary. blankenship spent a year in federal prison after the 2010 explosion at his upper big branch mine. the disaster left 29 miners dead. he blames his conviction on an obama-era conspiracy, but republicans like president trump fear his role in the tragedy will make blankenship unelectable in the fall. >> as misinformed as the public is, he's fell victim to fake news. >> reporter: we caught up with the candidate at his hotel in charleston. you don't bear any responsibility for the death of those 29 people? >> i bear the same responsibility that you would bear if the government came in and blew your house up while you were gone for ten years. >> reporter: in a state heavily dependent on the coal industry, miners who survived the blast
like goose stewart say a blankenship victory would reopen old wounds. do you think don blankenship's qualified to be a u.s. senator? >> no, don blankenship is not qualified to be a u.s. senator. he doesn't deserve to be a u.s. senator. anyone that would vote for don blankenship may as well stick a knife in their back and twist it. >> reporter: blankenship has also tried to deflect criticism on to top republicans like senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, running racially charged ads that appear to reference the family of mcconnell's wife, transportation secretary elaine chao. >> mitch mcconnell has created millions of job for china people -- >> reporter: president trump won west virginia by more than 40 points in 2016, so republicans think they've got a decent shot of winning here. they're worried that blankenship and his federal prison time will spoil their chances of defeating democrat joe mnuchin this november. ed o'keefe, cbs news, charles, west virginia. coming up on "cbs this
morning," in his first live tv interview since his release from prison, rapper meek mill joins us with his attorney to talk about pushing for criminal justice reform. and you'll get a first look at a model of uber's flying car ahead of their uber elevates summit. the company ceo shares some of the potential designs for the sky ports where the flying cars would take off and land on rooftops. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday, i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
tuesday, we will get you through the day's news, it is tuesday, may 8, i am kenny choi. >> i am michelle griego, let us say hello to jaclyn dunn and neda iranpour, how is everyone doing ? >> good. >> listen, we are seeing a little more cloud coverage out there. check this out, there are towers in the view normally, but i wanted to show you this because this is what drivers might be facing out there. cloudy and cool along the coast, maybe even misty with a need for the windshield wipers. it will be warm in length by this afternoon and temperatures drop off slightly tomorrow but warm-up for the end of the week. jacqueline? thank you, we will begin at the san mateo bridge, we have a crash that has two lanes locked at the high rise in the west bound direction, you can see's needs going hello 50 miles per hour, this is a live look going out of hayward