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captioning funded by cbs it's tuesday, september 25th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh comes out swinging, defending himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. job in jeopardy? the fate of deputy attorney general rod rosenstein as he's scheduled to meet with the president. and a dallas police officer who said she accidentally shot and killed her neighbor has her badge taken away. good morning from the studio studios 57 newsroom at cbs news
headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh was defiant in an unusual and remarkable interview on tv, facing new allegations of sexual misconduct. he said that he will not step aside. thursday kavanaugh and one of his accusers are scheduled to testify on capitol hill. republicans are working to save kavanaugh's nomination. last night president trump tweeted his support. the democrats are working hard to destroy a wonderful man and a man who has the potential to be one of our greatest supreme court justices ever with an array of false accusations, the likes of which have never been seen before. laura podesta is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yes, in his most recent statements, the president is calling the sexual misconduct allegations against kavanaugh totally political. this as kavanaugh goes on tv to say his accusers have the wrong man. >> i've never sexually assaulted anyone. not in high school.
not ever. >> reporter: last night brett kavanaugh went on fox news and made a rare public statement for a supreme court nominee -- he defended himself against sexual misconduct allegations. >> i'm not going to let false accusations drive me out of this process. >> reporter: christine blasey ford says kavanaugh held her down and groped her in high school. both of them are slated to go before the senate on thursday. >> i am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps at some point dr. ford was sexually assaulted by someone in someplace. what i know is i never sexually assaulted anyone. >> reporter: kavanaugh spoke out one day after the "new yorker" magazine published a claim by a second woman, deborah ramirez. she says he exposed himself to her during a drinking game at a party when they were both freshmen at yale university. >> in my opinion, it's totally political. it is totally political.
>> reporter: president trump seemed to dismiss the allegations against kavanaugh. >> we believe deborah ramirez -- >> reporter: at capitol hill and yale law school, democratic senators joined protesters to demand an fbi investigation. >> anyone going through this process i would expect to go through a fair and impartial confirmation hearing. and that's not what's happening. >> reporter: gop leaders are promising a quick vote on kavanaugh after thursday's hearing. michael avenatti, the lawyer for stormy daniels, says he also has a client who will come forward this week with new claims against kavanaugh. anne-marie? >> thank you very much, laura. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will ask minnesota democratic senator amy klobuchar about the confirmation battle and what's next. deputy attorney general rod rosenstein still has a job, but
it's unclear for how long. he's in hot water following reports that he discussed trying to remove the president from office. the man who oversees the mueller investigation went to the white house yesterday expecting to be fired. he wasn't. as paula reed reports, his fate will likely be clearer following another meeting thursday. i spoke with rod today, and we're going to have a meeting on thursday when i get back to the white house. >> reporter: speaking to reporters at the u.n., president trump said he will meet with deputy attorney general rod rosenstein later this week to discuss reports the top justice official wanted to remove the president from office. >> want to have transparency. we want to have openness, and i look forward to meeting with rod at that time. >> reporter: rod rosenstein is expected to be fired today -- >> let's assume for a moment this is true. we don't know that it is, that mr. rosenstein's gone. >> reporter: the president's comments capped several chaotic hours when it appeared rosenstein was on the verge of resigning or being fired. sources say rosenstein headed to the white house expecting to be fired.
after meeting with chief of staff john kelly he is still in a job he's described as great. friday "the new york times" reported that rosenstein suggested recording the president and possibly invoking the 25th amendment to remove him from office. these comments were allegedly made in the spring of 2017 as the administration had plunged into chaos following the firing of fbi director james comey. a former justice form told cbs news he remembered rosenstein making a comment about recordings, but he felt it was sarcastic. in a statement, rosenstein flatly denied any suggestion of ousting the president as absolutely false. days after comey's firing, rosenstein appointed former fbi director robert mueller to oversee the russia investigation, a decision president trump has criticized repeatedly. but rosenstein has pushed back against the attacks. >> the department of justice is not going to be extorted. we're going to do what's required by the rule of law. >> reporter: paula reed, cbs news, new york. president trump addresses the united nations general
assembly this morning. among the topics the president is expected to address are efforts to denuclearize north korea. yesterday mr. trump said that he expects to hold a second summit with north korean leader kim jong-un whom he called terrific. last year, you may recall, during his u.n. speech, mr. trump called kim little rocket man. he's expected to call on member states to join the u.s. in isolating iran and emphasizing the importance of sovereignty and mutual respect. the governor of puerto rico says mr. trump's latest comments concerning possible statehood for the island are insensitive and disrespectful. during a radio interview that aired yesterday, mr. trump declared himself an absolute no on statehood for puerto rico as long as the current mayor of san juan remains in office. carmen cruz has been a vocal critic of president trump's response to hurricane maria. the president blasted cruz saying puerto rico shouldn't be talking about statehood until they can get some people who
really know what they're doing. bill cosby is expected to be sentenced today. during a hearing yesterday outside philadelphia, prosecutors asked for a sentence of five to ten years. cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a temple university employee back in 2004. more than 60 women have accused cosby of sexual misconduct including lisa lublin. >> he should do time like everyone else. he's already home. i don't think most folks who get in this kind of situation get to go home for six months. >> prosecutors contend cosby, now 8 1 years old, still poses a threat to the community. cosby's lawyers maintain he would be defenseless in prison. the fbi has joined the search for a missing 6-year-old boy in north carolina. maddux rich disappeared saturday while visiting a park with his father and another adult west of charlotte. his parents told police that he took off running and disappeared. rich has autism and does not speak.
police are playing a recorded message from his parents and hope that he will hear it and come forward. officials are looking at every possibility including abduction. a lawyer for the white police officer in dallas who was fired yesterday after fatally shooting her black neighbor says that police bowed to pressure from anti-police groups. officer amber guyger is charged with manslaughter in the shooting of botham jean on september 6th. she says that she thought that she had encountered a burglar in her home. but she was in the wrong apartment. the case is being sent to a grand jury. jean was buried yesterday. coming up on "the morning news," convictions overturned. more than a dozen people cleared in a corrupt cop case. and hurricane contamination. a look at the pollution spilling into the ocean. this is the "cbs morning news." discover lindt excellence with all your senses
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an amazing story of survival at sea. an 18-year-old indonesian young man spent seven weeks floating in the ocean aboard a wooden fishing raft without a motor or paddle. a storm had sent the boat adrift. he was rescued by a passing panamanian ship after the raft had drifted about 1,200 miles to guam. the teenager says that he ran out of food within a week and survived on the fish he caught and then cooked using wood from the raft. he drank rainwater. this was the third time his fishing vessel went adrift. more convictions were overturned in a rogue cop case, and dramatic evidence of river pollution. those are some of the headlines on "morning newsstand." "the charlotte news and observer" reports a nasa space satellite tracking flooding after hurricane florence can see dark, polluted rivers in north carolina spilling into the ocean. rain fell across the state ns o-
during the storm causing catastrophic flooding. nasa satellite images show it polluted rivers, streams, creeks, and their overflows along the coast. the pollution can lead to reduced water quality and could harm wildlife. the "sun-times" reports a judge overturned the convictions of 18 more men tied to a corrupt city cop in illinois. that brings to 42 the number of men arrested by sergeant ronald watts who have had their convictions thrown out. >> on the street see things happening don't continue to play an implicit part in this, speak up. >> watts and other officers shook down drug suspects, planted evidence, and arranged false testimony and hid evidence to secure convictions. the latest involved drug convictions from 2002 to 2008. some of the men exonerated last year are suing for alleged
complicity in the code of silence. "the new jersey star ledger" says a woman whose violent arrest on a beach went viral was indicted on five counts including aggravated assault of a police officer. video from memorial day weekend shows the altercation between 20-year-old emily wineman and a wildwood police officer. police say she resisted arrest and spit at officers after getting caught with liquor. the officer could be seen punching her in the head. the officers were cleared of wrongdoing. the "washington post" reports a 74-year-old man was found alive and well in washington, d.c., at a senior public housing complex gutted by fire five days earlier. engineers inspecting the wreckage yesterday heard the man shouting. they used a crowbar to open his apartment door and found him sitting on a couch. he wasn't hurt. the rescue came after city officials said all residents had been accounted for. and the "albany times union" reports new york state is making it illegal to lease dogs, cats,
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the two-day federal reserve board of governors meeting begins today. the fed is expected to announce the third interest rate hike this year. the potential that the growing trade dispute may slow the economy may force the fed to slow the schedule of rate hikes. employers who offer family medical leave to workers earning up to $72,000 a year are eligible for tax credits under the new tax law. the tax credits available to employers for leave paid this year and next as part of the $1.5 trillion tax cut deal president trump signed into law in december. the co-founders of the photo and video-sharing service instagram resigned. kevin systgrom and mike krieger began instagram in 2010. in a statement, they said, quote, we are planning on taking some time off to explore our curiosity and creativity again, building new things requires that we step back, understand what inspires us, and match that with what the world needs, end quote. keep in mind, facebook bought instagram in 2012 for $1
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police say he was abducted from his home.. by his father. supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh refuses to stay silent. how he's defending himself after another woman accuses him of sexual misconduct. plus, heartbreak for niners fans. jimmy garoppolo suffers a season- ending injury. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morning. it's tuesday, september 25th..
here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ a little girl's powerful singing voice is getting rave reviews after she performed the national anthem at a los angeles soccer match. jamie yuccas has her story. ♪ o say can you see >> reporter: it was clear from the opening notes that 7-year-old malea emma tjandrawidjaja was nailing it. ♪ the ramparts we watched i think you sounded amazing. everyone is talking about you today. >> thank you. >> reporter: malea reacted like any 7-year-old when she won a contest to sing the national
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our top stories this morning, supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh vows he won't let false allegations of sexual misconduct force him to withdraw his nomination. facing new allegations of sexual assault, he said he never assaulted anyone. president trump reiterated his support and called the accusations totally political. kavanaugh and one of the accusers will speak on thursday. and deputy attorney general rosenstein thought he was going to be fired when he arrived at the white house yesterday. rosenstein overseeing the russia investigation reportedly said he wanted to record the president and talked about removing him
from office. he denies allegations of attempting to oust the president. he will meet with the president on thursday. a new treatment may provide hope for the nearly 1.3 million americans who have paralysis from spinal cord injuries. dr. jon lapook has more. >> reporter: in 2007, jeff crashed his mountain bike and was paralyzed from the waist down. >> i was an really independent person before i got hurt. that was wiped out really quickly. >> reporter: once a chef, he needed constant care. today, he can walk again. something people with paralysis can only imagine. he can do it because of a remarkable experimental device, a type of electrical stimulator. here's how it works -- spinal injuries disrupt nerve pathways that ordinarily allow the brain to signal the legs to move. in this study, doctors implant an electrical stimulator at the base of the spine. when it's turned on, the electrical signals appear to awaken those injured nerve pathways, allowing the brain to
communicate with the legs again. marquee, now 35, was one of four patients who spent months doing intensive physical training at the university of louisville spinal cord injury research center. he says first he got his right foot moving, and then his left. >> it's certainly a welcome change from being in a chair all the time. a ray of sunshine in the -- in my prognosis. >> reporter: he walked the length of one football field without rest, and then almost a quarter of a mile over a one-hour session. >> it takes so much concentration that i don't get emotional about it in the moment. >> reporter: until he told his parents. >> i showed them the video because i knew i wouldn't -- sorry. i knew i probably wouldn't get the words out. >> reporter: professor susan harkima directs the research. >> they're all to walk independently.
it's not the same as before their injury, but it's a significant level of recovery. >> definitely made a lot of progress. i do live alone, and able to live independently. >> that was dr. jon lapook reporting. coming up on "cbs this morning," in the series "school matters," we'll take you to a small idaho community where technology is transforming education. plus, from a printer to your plate, the "real food" series shows us how a chef in the netherlands is changing the way we eat. and missy peregrym joins us in studio. that's the "cbs morning news." thanks for joining us. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. i'm green groaanne-marie green . have a great day.
morning. >> and i am anne makovec in for michelle griego. we're keeping an eye on the moon this morning. >> the harvest moon. in some spots, you can see it. in the day, parts of the bay, and along the coast, not so much. i will show you that in just a few minutes. this is what you can expect. patchy low fog and clouds. warming up today and tomorrow. much cooler by the weekend. we have a high fire danger with the red flag warning in effect through this afternoon for inland bay area hills, offshore winds. relative humidity levels of the hilltops at 35%. extreme fire danger for today. air-quality, we have a spare the air day today. it is unhealthy for the east bay the sout