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something to root for. jamie yuccas, los angeles. >> whoo! >> leave those moves to the professionals. that's the overnight news for th it's thursday, september 13th, 2018, this is the k morning news. hurricane florence is closing in on the carolinas. the extremely dangerous storm is set to strike but not everyone has evacuated. a mass shooting in california leaves half a dozen dead. now investigators are trying to figure out why. and another shake-up at cbs as the executive producer of 60 minutes is fired.
good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. disaster is at the doorstep and it is coming in. that's what north carolina governor roy cooper said about hurricane florence which is expected to approach the coast of north and south carolina later today. florence is a category two hurricane at this time with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. its eye is likely to make landfall near the north carolina/south carolina border late today or early tomorrow. hurricane is now taking a more southerly track and is expected to linger before moving inland. more than 10 million people are at risk in the southeast. florence remains a grave threat to life and property. storm surge warnings and watches extend from south carolina all the way up to the north carolina/virginia border.
a storm surge of up to 13 feet is possible along parts of the north carolina shore. and excessive, long-lasting rainfall, up to 40 inches in some areas can produce catastrophic inland flooding. mola lenghi is in wrightsville beach, north carolina. mola, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. today is it. it is the last day for people in harm's way to pawning and get out because by this time tomorrow, hurricane florence is expected to be slamming into the carolina coast. towns up and down the carolina coast are almost completely desserted. officials are warning the few who stayed behind of the dangers ahead. >> you put your life at risk by staying. don't plan to leave once the winds and rain start. >> reporter: forecasters predict the surge from hurricane florence could top 13 feet, enough to send water half a mile inland. firefighters in raleigh, north carolina, are going door to door warning people who live in flood zones. >> if the wind's high enough, we're going to have our employees hunkered down safely. we're not going to have them out on the road. it's not safe for them to be out
there. >> reporter: today's the last chance for residents to get out of the way. officials say when the storm is at its worst, first responders may not be able to help people get out of trouble. >> i don't know if you heard what he said, but he said catastrophic damage to life and property. >> reporter: these two heeded the warning. they left their south carolina college and drove home to massachusetts. >> if that thing hits myrtle, it wouldn't even be worried about when we're getting back, it's what are we getting back to. >> reporter: they have wide end the threat to include parts of georgia. it's also possible it hovers along the coastline increasing the deadly storm surge. well, duke energy which serves the carolinas anticipates that 1 to 3 million of its customers could be without electricity after the storm. some potentially for weeks. and of course duke is just one of the energy utility providers in this region.
>> thank you so much. ahead on "cbs this morning." cbs news anchor jeff glor will have the latest on florence from wilmington. a gunman in southern california shot and killed five people before taking his own life. the dabbiback to back shootings happened at a trucking business in bakersfield last night. police say the gunman and his wife walked into the business and confronted another man. the husband shot the man and his wife. a third man showed up and the gunman fatally shot him as well. then the unidentified gunman went to a nearby home and killed two more people. police say he hijacked a car, pulled into a parking lot and killed himself when confronted by a deputy. the shooter's identity has not been released. pope francis summoned more than 100 bishops to the vatican next year for a summit or preventing sex abuse by catholic clergy. today francis meets with the
delegation of church leaders from the united states. he's expected to address accusations that he knew ex-cardinatheodore mccck was ac. and here at ws making the news this morning. the executive producer of this network's flagship broadcast "60 minutes" has been fired. jeff fager has been accused of sexual misconduct. accusations he denies. but it was a threatening text that he sent to a colleague that cost him his job. >> reporter: jeff fager the executive producer of the oldest and most successful magazine news program in history "60 minutes" was fired from cbs news. this july six female former cbs employees told "the new yorker" fager would touch employees in ways that made them uncomfortable after drinking at office parties. 19 current and former employees told "the new yorker" fager allowed harassment in the
division. fager vehemently denied all of those claims. fager continued to come to work. on sunday, "the new yorker" reported a new accuser said she felt compelled to speak because she simply can't believe fager is back there. the article described her as a producer who was an intern at cbs in the early 2000s who said he groped her at a work party. in response, he said this san outrageous claim and it didn't happen, it is wrong. fager's departure comes days after ceo leslie moonves resigned following allegations of sexual assault and harassment. we caught up with cbs news president david rhodes after he briefed the 60 minutes staff. >> can't talk to you guys about this today. >> in a statement rhodes said fager's dismissal is not directly related to the allegations surfaced in press reports which continue to be investigated independently. however, he violated company policy and it is our commitment to uphold those policies. through his attorney, fager told cbs news they terminated my
contract early because i sent a text message to one of our own cbs reporters demanding that she be fair in covering the story. my language was harsh. cbs did not like it. >> i am that reporter. since jeff fager publicly referred to our exchange, i want to be transparent about it. first here's some background. sunday evening i reached out to fager for comment on the articles alleging he groped or touched cbs employees at company parties. in addition to denying these charges, fager in a text said, quote, if you repeat these false accusations without any of your own reporting to back them up, you will be held responsible for harming me. he went on to say, be careful, there are people who lost their jobs trying to harm me and if you pass on these damaging claims without your own reporting to back them up that will become a serious problem. "60 minutes" will enter its 51st season under the leadership of
executive editor bill owens while the search for a new executive producer begins. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. coming up on the morning news, harvey weinstein caught on video. the former movie mogul is seen acting inappropriately with a woman. and holding court, tennis star naomi osaka is set to sign a record-breaking endorsement deal. this is the "cbs morning news." sement deal. this is the "cbs morning news." the dell vostro 14 laptop. get up to 40% off on select pcs. call 877-buy-dell today. ( ♪ ) brushing only reachesay. 25% of your mouth. listerine® cleans virtually 100%. helping to prevent gum disease and bad breath. never settle for 25%. always go for 100. bring out the bold™
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the federal government's response to hurricane maria is under scrutiny again. photos surfaced showing what appears to be millions of water bottles meant for victims in puerto rico sitting on airport runway. sources on ground say that the bottles have been sitting at the airport since last fall. the water went unused and became too contaminated to drink. fema confirmed it delivered the
water but said it didn't track specific shipments. harvey weinstein is caught on video behaving inappropriately and a young tennis champion is about to break a record. those are some of the headlines on the morning news stand. "the new york times" reports the detention of migrant children in the u.s. has sky rocketed to the highest levels ever. almost 13,000 migrant kids are being housed at federally contracted shelters compared to 2,400 in may of last year. most of them crossed the border alone. roughly the same number of kids are crossing the borders as in years past, but people familiar with the shelter system say red tape and the fear of stricter immigration enforcement have discouraged relatives and fanlly friends from coming forward sponsor kids. variety shows harvey weinstein acting inappropriately with a woman in a business meeting in 2011. >> it's hot in here. >> what's that. >> it's hot in here. >> it is hot.
>> melissa thompson says that she th weinstein at office in new york to pitch a tech start-up. she recorded the meeting as part of the demo. she said weinstein raped her hours later in his hotel room. the video shows the disgraced moviemaker making comments to thompson and touching her. she sued weinstein in june. weinstein's lawyer says when the video is viewed in its entirety, it shows nothing forceful and flirting between the two. the baltimore sun says the city's health commissioner dr. leana wen will become the new president of the planned parenthood. she will be the second doctor to head 102-year-old organization when she is soon enrolled in november. she is originally from china and became a u.s. citizen in 2003. wen says she is taking the job because of growing tax by trump administration and other conservatives on planned parenthood and women's reproductive rights. and the times of london says naom
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. a traffic officer in india has his own unique way to catch the attention of drivers. because he developed the technique four years ago to make people obey traffic rules and prevent accidents. managing traffic in india is no easy task. the country has some of the deadliest roads in the world. on cbs money watch, self-driving trucks may soon hit the road and the u.s. may be ready to talk trade with china. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning. the trump administration has reportedly invited chinese officials to a new round of trade talks. the u.s. is preparing to impose
tariffs on $200 billion worth of chinese goods. according to "wall street journal," treasury secretary steven mnuchin issued the invitation for talks in the coming weeks. the american chamber of commerce and shanghai say two-thirds of companies in china say they've been hurt by the tariff war. worries about the trump administration's trade policy prompted some businesses to hold off or scale back capital investment plans. in its latest survey of business conditions across the country, the federal reserve found most remain optimistic about the company, but as trump administration policies are pushing costs higher for manufactured goods. stocks finished mixed yesterday, the dow rose 27 points. the s&p 500 added a point while the tech and nasdaq off 18. the u.s. has appeared to reclaim the title of top global oil producer. the u.s., quote, likely surpassed russia in june and august after jumping over saudi arabia earlier this year.
if these estimates hold, it would be the first time until more than 45 years that the u.s. has led in oil output. fracking has boosted production in recent years. the median income for u.s. households grew. for the third year in a row. . it rose to sixty 1 thousand 2 twenty dollars. most have full-time jobs, but income worsened with the wealthiest americans getting an even larger increase and the economy is still feeling the effects of the great recession when it adjusted for inflation, u.s. households are essentially earning the same amount they did in 2007. and a swedish automaker volvo introduced self-driving electric truck. it called it vera. it has no cab, can haul loads up to 32 tons and be attached to any standard trailer. it is still under development. they expect it to initially be
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. decades after a painting by ren war was stolen during world war ii, it's been returned to the granddaughter of its original owner. the painting, two women in a garden, was looted by the nazis from a paris bank vault in 1941. the painting was returned during a ceremony yesterday at new york's museum of jewish
heritage. the government is cracking down on e-cigarettes. it's enacting new measures to protect young people after the fda said vaping had reached epidemic levels. >> industry must step up to this problem. >> reporter: scott gottlieb is stepping up the pressure telling five companies they have 60 days to submit plans to keep e-cigarettes out of teen's hands or pull flavored products which experts say appeal to teens off the market. >> i'm deeply disturbed of what i consider an epidemic of nicotine using by teenagers. >> the most popular is juul e-cigarette. since april the fda has been examining juul's advertising. they say an earlier marketing campaign that featured young people in groups with bright colors echoed past campaigns by big tobacco companies. in an interview earlier this year, the executive director of
juul denied it. >> i will take that criticism. that we should have known. but we know now. we're working very hard and we are committed. >> data shows e-cigarettes hold over 72% of the market. matt myers with the campaign for tobacco free kids is skeptical that volunteer efforts by the industry will work. >> fda's announcement has the potential to be a dramatic sea changer. but only if fda follows this up with mandatory rules to require tobacco companies to fundamentally change how they're operating. >> juul says it will act proactively with the fda in response to its request and is committed to preventing underage use of its product. anna werner, cbs news, new york. coming up this morning, bob woodward joins us in the studio with his explosive new book "fear, trump in the white house".
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our top stories this morning, hurricane florence, a massive storm with sustained winds of 110 miles per hour is expected to make landfall near the north carolina/south carolina border later today or tomorrow. more than 10 million people are in harm's way. a life-threatening storm surge and excessive rain will likely produce severe flooding along the coast and inland. widespread power outages are expected in the southeast. and police in bakersfield, california, say a gunman killed five people including his wife. it's unclear what triggered the shootings which took place in a trucking business and private authorsatheyelieve the shootings are somehow related. the suspect took his own life when confronted by police.
and "60 minutes" executive producer jeff fager has been fired after sending a controversial text to a cbs news reporter. fager has been named in recent reports accusing him of fostering an abusive workplace and sexual misconduct. fager denies the allegations. an outside law firm has been investigating. well, there were more protests in dallas yesterday off the fatal shooting of a black man inside his home by a white police officer. botham's funeral will be held today. omar villafranca talked with his family in an exclusive interview. >> i am still in denial. i cannot believe that my boy is not here. >> reporter: all bertram and alison want to know is why police officer guyger shot and killed their son in his own apartment. >> one of the things i would like is for amber to just come clean. surrend. >> reporter: according to manslaughter arrest warrant, the
she noticed the door was ajar and in the dark apartment she saw a large silhouette inside. she thought it was a burglar. after she gave verbal commands that were ignored, she fired her gun twice and killed botham. >> to hear that his door was open, he would never -- and have the lights off, he would never do that. >> botham grew up in saint lucia, but his family said he was fully aware of the strained relationship of the black community in america and the police. >> he died in a way he could have never calculated he would e. bs of wt really happened still haven't been laid to rest. omar villafranca, cbs news, dallas. coming up only on "cbs this morning," fbi director christopher wray talks with norah o'donnell about current threats from russia and china as well as his relationship with president trump. plus an update from fema
us this morning it is good to have you. the wind is moving and it woke me th morning. >> we had a false front that is pushing through and it dropped the temperatures. you notice the difference when you step out the door, a refreshing change. we have clouds back in san jose. we can show you the weather headlines and what you can expect. the cold of --:continues 6 to 12 talese below average but the afternoon sunshine coming back. breezy continued conditions once again today.d we will talk about hurricane florence coming up. we have a live look