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>> now that is a wow. >> it is thursday, may 23, 2019. here's today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> relentless storms are devastating large sections of oklahoma and missouri. >> more deadly storms pound central u.s. >> this is an actual tornado. >> a new round of tornadoes tearing a path of destruction. >> it is crazy. >> the previously-unreported death of a migrant child now brings the total to six. >> we continue to face tragedies at the border, particularly with regard to the safety of children. >> the california man who was once known as the american taliban, 38-year-old john walker lindh released from a federal prison in indiana. >> president trump abruptly ended a meeting with democratic leaders after nancy pelosi accused him of a coverup. >> i don't do coverups. you people know that probably better than anybody. >> attorney michael avenatti now charged with stealing $300,000 from former client stormy
daniels. >> mario batali charged with indecent assault and battery. >> accused of assaulting a woman at a restaurant. >> all that -- ♪ moving on up. >> fans of all in the family and the jeffersons were treated to a live re-enactment. >> it is live. >> all that matters. >> it was announced that donald jr. has just signed a lucrative new book deal. we actually managed to get our hands on an advanced copy. we've got it right here. look at this "eat pray smug". >> on "cbs this morning." >> washington state has become the first to legalize composting of humans as an option when you die. >> instead of blpolluting the earth with a burial or the sky, you can create compost and use it to grow a vegetable garden and when you have people over for dinner, they say this is delicious, what sur secret, oh, it's phyllis, that's what it is. >> this morning's "eye opener"
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kmov, hard hit jefferson city, justin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we are on the south end of jefferson city, missouri, check out the damage that we're seeing this morning, on the south end of town. that is a gas station there. the awning has been literally ripped to shreds, and the sonic restaurant has also a lot of damage here. first responders have been going door to door all night making sure everyone is accounted for, here in jefferson city. >> a violent tornado tore through jefferson city, missouri, overnight, leaving behind battered homes and businesses. there are several reports of people trapped in buildings, that are severely damaged, or destroyed. >> all our resources are coming in, we have highway patrol, we have members of agencies that would normally not be associated with a storm, but they're all coming in to play. >> windows of the businesses were blown to pieces, and cars were overturned and tossed into buildings. this gas station was leveled and dangerous live power lines littered the streets.
a deadly tornado that killed three people barreled through carl junction, about seven miles outside of jop lyin, where eigh years ago, one of the deadliest tornados in history killed 161 people. these are the terrifying sounds that people heard as the tornado made its way through eugene, missouri. >> this is an actual tornado. >> in oklahoma, some drivers nearly traveled into the massive twister. another tornado leveled these homes in adare iowa yesterday, a woman was killed when it tore through and destroyed her home. >> >> reporter: and officials say more tornadoes and flash flooding is expected here in the jefferson city area. we know that the missouri task force sent about 80 crews from their team to jefferson city to assess the damage. we know some of the crews were actually affected by this tornado as well. luckily, there have been no reported deaths. >> that is good news so far.
thank you, justin. we just spoke on the phone with mayor of jefferson city, her name is carry tergin, she has been up all night inspecting the damage from that tornado. we're hearing reports of catastrophic damage there. is that how you would describe it? >> that's a good way to describe. it catastrophic. very widespread damage. we have large trees down. in several areas of the city. in several neighborhoods. we have buildings that have lost roofs. walls, windows, glass, everywhere, and power lines down, so we have some significant damage. >> we're hearing that there are no reports of deaths at this time. but there are injuries. can you tell us about the number of injuries and the kind of injuries that people have there? >> well, thankfully, like you said, the reports that we are getting so far, indicate that there are no deaths, and we are, we have been praying for that, we're still very thankful for that, the injuries so far, from what i understand, there has not
been any significant injuries, and when you see the amount of damage, it is hard to believe, but i believe that everybody heeded the warnings. the warning sirens were effective. and people were taking care of their neighbors and making sure that they were seeking cover, and it happened around, you know, 11:30 p.m., so most people were already in bed or just getting to bed, so it was a time when everybody was aware of what was going on. >> has the storm affected your family personally? >> personally, yes, my little brother lost his business. that was kind of devastating for the family. we are entrepreneurs and business people, and so to lose that was, is very hard on him, but like him and many others that have lost their business, and their buildings, you know, buildings can be replaced, the people can't. he is okay. everybody so far is okay. >> we keep hearing that you guys aren't out of the woods yet. that the severe weather threat is still in place. so what is your message to your
constituents right now? >> for constituents, they need to take care of themselves, we don't want them out here, just to look and see the damage, you know, we need to take care of our neighbors and focus on each other. right now, we already know that we're under a flood advisory. we declared a state of emergency here yesterday. because of significant flooding at the missouri river. we have evacuated people from a portion of the city because of that. so we're already bracing for flooding. that's what we've been focusing on. this was completely unexpected. now our focus is going to be on just picking up the pieces, and getting this back together and getting jefferson city back together. >> mayor carry tergin, i know you have a lot of work to do. we thank you for taking the time to speak to us. good luck. >> thank you. we will be praying. thank you. >> so much devastation there. devastating flooding has swept away homes in parts of oklahoma. flood alerts are up across half the state this morning.
maria villareal is in oklahoma where a whole town was forced to evacuate. >> people living in weber falls were told to get out immediately last night, when two barges broke free and started floating down the arkansas river and no one on board, they were headed for the dam that you see right below me. the fear is that these loose barges could breach the dam holding the flooded river back from a town of about 600 people. officials lost site of them briefly overnight but found them stuck on a rock several miles from the dam. they're working right now to secure them, and warn if they get loose again, a breach would cause catastrophic flash flooding. and the arkansas river is already approaching an historic high. take a look at this. speaking of historic, this world war ii submarine was sitting on dry land just four days ago. 200 miles west, rising flood waters left some homes clinging to the edge of the cimarron river in oklahoma, while other homes washed away completely.
in missouri, torrential rain could top levees along the missouri river, threatening to submerge home, highways and farmland. in the rest of the region, 145 flood gauges have reported flooding. and this means that it is critical for the people living down the river from here. right now, people are just hoping that the rain will subside for a few days. giving everyone at least some time to finally recover from this crazy weather over the last few days. >> sure hope mother nature is listening. they need a break there. thank you, mireya. cbs news has confirmed that a fifth migrant child is known to have died after crossing into the u.s. the health and human services department said yesterday that the girl died months ago. omar villafranca has more from mcallen texas. omar, good morning to you. >> reporter: many migrant children are brought to this processing center. just to be little clear, the little girl who died in september did not die here. but the head of the congressional hispanic caucus is
accusing the trump administration of trying to cover up her death. the department of health and human services tells cbs news that in march 2018, a 10-year-old girl entered the care of the office of refugee resettlement in san antonio. they say she had a history of congenital heart defects and following a surgical procedure became comatose. then, in september, at a hospital near family in nebraska, she died due to fever and respiratory distress. the revelation comes just days after carlos hernandez died while in border patrol custody. the 16-year-old from guatemala was diagnosed with the flu at the main border patrol processing facility in mcallen. intake of migrants at that facility was temporarily suspended tuesday, after 32 people were diagnosed with the flu. >> we continue to face tragedies at the border. particularly with regard to the safety of children. >> reporter: on capitol hill wednesday, acting secretary of homeland security kevin mcaleenan was confronted by
illinois democrat lauren underwood about the situation at the border. >> at this point with five kids that have died, 5,000 separated from their families, i feel like, and the evidence is really clear that this is intentional. it is intentional. it is a policy choice being made on purpose by this administration. and it is cruel and inhumane. >> that's an appalling accusation. and our men and women fight hard to protect people in our custody every single day. >> this will not be the last death. there are going to be more. >> katherine hampton works for the advocacy group physicians for human rights and says these deaths are an inevitable consequence of a system that detains thousands of immigrant children. >> the entire medical community is terrified this will happen and i'm terrified we will be so desensitized, that these deaths won't mean anything any more. >> to combat the flu, the building was sanitized and did
medical assessments and care as needed. after that, they were able to resume normal operations yesterday afternoon. >> omar, more great reporting from you and your team down there. i guess the big question, why are we only hearing now about that chi's dth if it happened all the way back in september. >> reporter: it is interesting because government agencies like hhs or orr do not have to report a migrant child death's publicly. they have to report it internally and to child welfare groups but that may be one of the reasons why it took so long for us to find out about it. >> i certainly hope it is the last one. omar, thank you very much. president trump now says congressional democrats had better stop investigating his presidency. he abruptly cut off a white house meeting with house speaker nancy pelosi and senate democratic leader chuck schumer yesterday. the president said he was upset that pelosi accused him of a coverup. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, you know, by the president's own admission, it was that term,
coverup, that set him off, and led to his ultimatum. either democrats drop their investigations of him, or he won't work with them. even on issues he cares about. >> get these phony investigations over with. >> reporter: the president viewed his walkout as a power play. speaker pelosi called it a temper tantrum. >> i pray for the president of the united states. and i pray for the united states of america. >> to watch what happens in the white house would make your jaw drop. >> reporter: their standoff put a stake in what was one of their few areas of common ground. >> i told senator schumer, speaker pelosi, i want to do infrastructure. you can't do it under these circumstances. >> reporter: white house sources tell cbs news that president trump, an avid cable news watcher, exploded after he saw pelosi say this, just before their meeting. >> we believe that the president of the united states is engaged in a coverup. >> reporter: president trump walked into the meeting with a
dozen democratic leaders and walked out again three minutes later. >> i don't do coverups. >> reporter: slamming their investigations at a hastily-called rose garden press conference. >> when i went to wisconsin and michigan, and pennsylvania, i don't say oh, let's call russia, maybe they can, it's a hoax. >> reporter: both pelosi and mr. trump see benefits to their tough talk. pelosi gets points with increasingly restless liberal members. >> i think he should be impeached. >> he can't be chairman if he is in prison. don't tell me there is not enough to debate here. >> reporter: and president trump says punching back is a good re-election strategy. >> the "i" word. you can imagine? >> reporter: president trump is shooting back at pelosi's claim that he had a temper tantrum, on twitter he said he was quote personally very polite and calm and democrats say the real reason he walked out is because he knows the issue they were discussing, infrastructure is, a tough one for him, and that he can't sell that $2 trillion
package they say to his own party. >> two very different impressions of that meeting, nancy, thank you very much. celebrity chef mario batali faces a criminal charge for an alleged groping incident two years ago. batali is scheduled to be arraigned in boston tomorrow on a single count of indecent assault and battery. "ctm" investigative correspondent anna werner is here with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this appears to be the first criminal charge to come from a series of sexual misconduct allegations against mario batali. according to a civil complaint filed last summer, the 58-year-old chef allegedly assaulted a woman in a boston restaurant in 2017 and the woman accused batali of forcibly kissing and groping her while taking a selfie. a lawyer for batali says he denies the investigations, and key face up to two and a half years in jail if convicted and would have to register as a sex offender. in march, batali sold his stake in all of his restaurants, the
first misconduct accusation surfaced in 2017. at the time, batali apologized and said he was taking full responsibility for his behavior. following a "60 minutes" report, the nypd confirmed it was investigating allegations that batali drugged and sexually assaulted a woman. batali denied assaulting her and new york police closed their investigations in january without filing any charges. the largest number of people ever is expected to hit the road for memorial day weekend. it is here. aaa estimates nearly 43 million americans will travel, 88% of them by car. "ctm" national correspondent teresa duncan is in jersey city, new jersey, and here is a question, what should drivers watch out for this holiday weekend? >> reporter: well, right now, i would say it would be the rain. and of course, that typical holiday weekend congestion is nothing new but the 37 million drivers that are expected to hit the road this weekend can see, an increase at the pump.
on average, mation nationwide the gas prices have jumped nearly to $3 a gallon, prices across the country have increased by an average of 47 cents. in the last three months, those of you taking road trips will see relief in car rentals and hotel costs. car rentals have declined by 7% compared to last year and mid range hotel prices have dipped about 2 to 3%. aaa highly recommends getting those maintenance checks, before hitting the road. while it sounds like common sense, there's a good reason for the reminder. more than 350,000 people are expected to experience some type of car trouble. that includes flat tires, dead batteries, and being locked out of your vehicle, which really means you just need to slow down. but all in all, the big congestion will start this evening in a lot of the big cities. you can expect delays of up to three hours longer than your normal commute.
glad i take the subway. >> thank you. nice to get away. >> nothing worse than an engine light coming on in the middle of the trip. >> and do what we do, work this weekend. >> no problem there. and an urgent warning for travellers in the u.s. a cbs investigation, why these good thursday morning to you. looking at mostly cloudy skies. with patchy fog, along the coast and parts of the bay. but as we head through the afternoon, enjoy the sunshine. low 60s on the coast. upper 60s to about 70 for the bay. and upper 70s to low 80s inland. above-average temps today. cooling things down as we head for friday and saturday. light showers are possible on sunday. partly sunny for memorial day.
we have much more news ahead. the so-called american taliban is leaving prison behind. 17 years after he was captured in afghanistan. >> david begnaud is outside the prison with his story. why is it so controversial, david? >> gayle, john walker lindh was supposed to spend three more years in prison. coming up on "cbs this morning," you will hear from the daughter of the man john walker lirnd is accused of killing and why some u.s. snores a senators are worr about his release. 's here! and with a great deal on a new toyota, you can do all the things that make the season so much fun. like go biking... ...mother's day... ...glamping... ...graduations... ...music festivals... ...motocross... ...ziplining... what makes an amazing deal even better? how about that every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a two-year or 25,000 mile
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good morning here at 7:28. we are tracking some delays this morning. let's look at your main travel times. so far, everything is in the red, with the exception of you coming out of the south bay this morning. 53 minutes on highway 4. 37 minutes on the east shore freeway. and 42 minutes, coming out of the altamonte pass this morning. we are seeing some slow and go traffic on the nimitz as well. but it's really that east shore freeway that is slow and go. mary? >> all right, thanks, emily. we're starting off the day with mostly cloudy skies. parts of the bay, as we head through the afternoon. it is going to be a beautiful day. with plenty of sunshine. low 60s along the coast. upper 60s to about 70 for the bay. and upper 70s to low 80s inland. above-average temps today. cooling things down over the next few days. shower chances on sunday. shower chances on sunday.
here is what is happening this morning. >> a tornado slams missouri's capitol overnight. >> these stories are appalling. >> frustration build as officials learn of another migrant child death. >> the president walks out of a meeting with democratic leaders. >> these people were out to get us. >> jan crawford catches up with the 8th grader who won the geography bee. >> and the free ride sharing service that is making
connections across generations. >> i can't pronounce his last name. >> can't pronounce her last name. >> we have breaking news on john walker lynn often called the american taliban. he just walked free from federal prison. he was captured after the 9/11 attacks. the californian native was released after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence. cbs this morning lead national correspondent is outside the prison where lind was league held. >> reporter:. he has been released from prison three years early for good behavior. typically inmates who exhibit good behavior serve 85% of the
sentence. the pr what communities are they now headed to? when he was captured in afghanistan in 2001 he told u.s. forces why he decided to join the taliban. he was interrogated by cia officer who was killed shortly thereafter in a prison uprising. lind was taken back to the u.s. in a plea bargain he only admitted to illegally supporting the taliban. >> we still feel that he is radicalized and that releasing him into our public is a danger to everybody. >> allison was just a child when her father was killed. now a cbs affiliate anchor in biloxi, mississippi, she sent a letter to president trump asking him to stop the release. >> this is mike span.
he has a family who loves him. >> lindh told a federal judge he made a mistake joining the taliban. in a 2007 interview lindh's father defended himself. >> we know he doesn't have sympathy for terrorism. >> reporter: intelligence reports say lindh continued to advocate for global jihad while in prison. he is the first of more than 100 terrorist offenders who are set to be let go in the next five years. a joint letter was sent to the bureau of prisons questioning whether enough is being done to protect the american public. >> we need to make sure that when people are released we have done a threat assessment so that we can plan their release accordingly and make sure there
is coordination with state and local officials. >> reporter: lindh will be on supervised release for three years. the passport will be revoked. he will need special permission to use the internet and the device will be continuously monitored and needs to undergo mental health counseling. there was a document where lindh said he wanted to go to puerto rico when he gets out of prison. it will be interesting to see where john walker lindh will pop up. >> the lindh family is a different point of view. a lot of questions there. thank you very much. cbs news investigation faa inspectors say they are being pressured to overlook problems on planes. >> have you had the experience of finding a problem, reporting it and being punished for it?
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. you're looking at miami international airport visited by 45 million travelers last year. now some employees of faa have an urgent warning. they claim airlines are not as safe as they could be and they worry that lives could be at stake. in an exclusive cbs news investigation, we spoke with roughly a dozen faa inspectors all across the country, some risking their jobs to blow the whistle on how they say they're told to overlook important problems. >> what's at stake here? >> people's lives. >> it's got on the that point. >> yes. >> two inspectors each with a decade of experience with the federal aviation administration
say they have an urgent message for u.s. travels. >> what does the public need to know before they get on an airline today. >> that it's not as safe as it could be. >> both have asked to remain anonymous because they could lose their jobs for speaking out. >> i have reports from the database. one day they were there, the next morning they gone. >> they say members at the faa press them to not say something and then retaliators are asked to back off. >> how do you get the message? >> i've been told to back off. >> flat out. >> flat out told to back off. i've had the airlines contact my imagine and ask them not to sign it. >> have you had the experience of finding a problem, reporting it, and being punished for it? >> yes, repeatedly, over and ove. >> how widespread is this among inspectors? >> it's very widespread.
>> this 2016 inspectors general report expresses their concerned. they were pressured to back off an airline and then punished by management. >> are you tony banks? >> yeah. >> i'm tony dokoupil with the cbs news. is it true you were punished for reporting problems with the airport. >> yes. >> they have about a thousand government contracts worth more than $200 million in the past five years. earlier this month one of the charters made a crash landing in jacksonville, florida. no one died and the cause isn't yet known, but that isn't the first time miami air internation hall has had trouble ferrying troops. in 2017 they had multiple problems with vendor fuel lines, problems banks flagged inner letter reports.
>> do you still work as an faa inspector? >> yes, i am. >> with that airline? >> they remove med. >> you were removed. >> yes. >> who's the customer at the faa, the fly about public or the airline? >> ideally it's the flying public. that's our mission. >> in real? >> in reality, the airlines be referred to as customers, stakeholders. i've also heard inspectors say at my airline or their airline. it's not at my airline. >> so they work for the airline. >> yeah. >> in 2015 they adopted a compliance program focused on mutual cooperation with airlines p. instead of a traditional focused regulatory model. >> is the faa too cozy with the airlines? >> i think they're leaning more toward the airlines, the upper management is, yes. >> are there airlines out there today you believe should be fined? >> yes. >> are there airlines out there today you believe should be
grounded? >> there's a few airlines we need to take a hard look at. >> the faa declined an interview but told us they have a come prehebsive safety oversight system but encourages them to share problems and ensures they get fixed. the u.s. arab yag something's has a safety record that is unprecedent in history with only one death in the past ten years. >> we're talking about a crash. >> we're talking about a crash inside the u.s. states waters. >> they spoke of crashes related to u.s. manufactured boeing. as indicators of what could happen -- >> we've already seen quite a significant uptick in just the last few months. >> you think we're seeing the beginning signs of this culture problem showing up in flight safety? >> yes. >> you're hoping the wakeup call is this conversation. >> i hope so, yes. >> and not a crash. >> not a crash.
which i hope to prevent. i'm here to make sure there's no blood on my hands. >> like the faa, miami international declined an interview and in a statement it referred to the ntsb said and it had procedures in place to comply with all the requirements. since the faa put its model in place, enforcement actions like fines and penalties have fallen between 2014 and 2017. the faa is completely right to say air traffic has never been better, but the inspectors say what made it safe has changed and they're worried. >> it's so disconcerting. as you get on the plane as a passenger, you have no way of knowing if people are doing the jobs they're is up is poed to do. i don't know what to do now. >> there's a huge element of trust. when you see the words mutual cooperation between the faa and airlines, you wonder what that means? >> at these gentlemen say, a
little too cozy. by the way, they're asking to do the work. they want the path cleared to keep us safe. >> great reporting. up next, the neverending fight over the right temperature in the office. good thursday morning to you. starting off the day with mostly cloudy skies and areas of patchy fog along the coast and parts of the bay. but as we head through the afternoon. enjoy the sunshine. it's going to be a beautiful day. upper 60s to about 70 for the bay. and upper 70s to low 80s inland. above-average temps today. we're going to cool things down friday, saturday, and especially for sunday. light showers possible. partly sunny for memorial day. light showers possible. partly sunny for memorial day. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by stanley steemer. a cleaner home is a healthier home. is that net carbs or total?...
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hem. they say he took about 300,000 drrs from daniels. the money was from a book deal. he denies those claims. he's facing a number of indictments. some say he was too close to the sun and he agrees he was. >> he could spend 300 years in prison. >> he's on twitter. he said his agreement included representation and compensation including a important of brook proceeds. he's denying all of it, but there are a lot of charges. >> one of the charges says he used personal experiences from that money to pay employees. >> he said he looks forward to his day in court. >> he deserves it. >> yes. >> okay. do not hold your breath for the new $20 bill featuring harriet tubman. it won't be coming out for nearly a decade. steve mnuchin blames the delay on a security feature. she was supposed to replace
andrew jackson, a slave holder, on the $20 built next year. in "the new york times" they told him that pl mnuchin might create an uproar by cancel the bill so he wanted to delay it until he's no longer president. >> the president loves andrew jackson. >> he wanted her to be on the $2 bill. there are not many around them. my dad gave me one. >> that's very insulting. >> there's a debate over the shift in the office thermostat. most women want it warmer, most men want it colder. a new study indicates men's brains work bet when it's colder and women do better when it's warm. researchers tested almost 500 college students in rooms ranging from 61 to 90 degrees. the will did significantly
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hours. >> the damage we're seeing this morning, first responders going door to door making sure everyone is accounted for. >> rising floodwaters left some homes clinging on, while other homes washed away completely. >> the little girl who died in september did not die here. >> it appear to be first criminal charge to come from a series of sexual misconduct allegations against mario batali. the 58-year-old chef allegedly assaulted a woman. >> was that term cover-up that set him off and led to his ultimatum, either democrats drop their investigation of him or he won't work with them. >> i don't know if you saw this, there is a new beauty trend taking social media by storm. this is true. nose hair extensions. look at this. yes. if you ask me, i think nose hair
is totally 2018. this year, this year, it is all about ear hair. >> pretty accurate representations of me this morning before. >> we begin with a deadly tornado outbreak in missouri that caused widespread damage there. at least three people in the state were killed. jefferson city, missouri's capital, is waking up to devastation from a massive twister. officials say it injured at least 20 people, but amazingly no one died. >> that's good news. some people were trapped in buildings and the city was hit late last night by what they call a wedge tornado. that's a twister that appears wider than it is tall. just andrews of our st. louis affiliate kmov is in jefferson
city. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. crews have been out all morning, assessing and surveying some of the damage. we're seeing the magnitude of the winds this morning. look at this. this is a metal beam that has been wrapped around this pole here, that shows the force of the winds this morning. this was an office space building. i talked to the man here, he said he owned this for quite a while. he's talking about substantial damage this morning. and this is just one of more than a dozen tornadoes that have hit missouri in last 24 hours. we have some video here, just look at some of the damage we're seeing, broken windows, buildings left in ruin, cars overturned in the streets. emergency personnel are going door to door to check on residents and look for anyone who may have been trapped. the local red cross set up shelters to help displaced people. early in the day, three were killed outside golden city, missouri, by a twister. that tornado tore through carl junction before heading there. data suggests there have been --
it was on the ground for close to 50 miles and a half mile wide. that tornado happened exactly eight years ago today in joplin. that massive twister ripped through joplin, missouri. carl junction is seven miles north of joplin. in jefferson city, we're seeing the damage this morning as the sunrises. we're able to get a better and clearer look at what we're seeing. this is a kiosk that is where you order -- order your food at the sonic that sits to the left here. the wind just ripped that thing off and tossed it right back here on ellis boulevard. we're here in jefferson city, south side of town, a lot of people have been walking and surveying the damage for most of the morning. and i talked to a man, he says i asked him can i get an interview with you? he said, no, justin, i want to make sure my family is safe. back to you. >> we understand that, justin. pictures tell the story. thank you very much. a huge blowup between
president trump and democratic leaders has done nothing to stop the rising call for impeachment hearings. democrats say mr. trump stormed out of a meeting with top democrats at the white house yesterday. three minutes after it started. then he told reporters he won't work with democrats until they stop investigating his administration. >> sources tell cbs news the president got mad when house speaker nancy pelosi said he was engaged in a cover-up. democrats say they think the walkout and news conference were preplanned. chief washington correspondent major garrett is with us. major good morning. do you think this clash was part of some larger strategy? >> well, strategy is always a delicate word to use around congress and this president because they are clashing and they want to clash. president trump loves fights for a purpose, sometimes in the moment, sometimes later downstream. the fact is he declared yesterday infrastructure is not going to happen, that means also a budget deal may not happen, emergency flood relief may not happen, lots of things that were
moving along are now stopped. how he left the meeting, the great dealmaker is making no deals. the people's business is being neglected. >> he's accused of stone walling on a lot of different things. what do you think the administration hopes to accomplish by that? >> well, the administration's point of view is every congressional subpoena is invalid. and that's going to be its position. and its posture. what house democrats look at that as saying, if you tell us everything we're doing is illegitimate, we have to go to court or impanel an impeachment committee, courts have said have more oversight and can obtain things but a standard committee can't. >> speaker pelosi said the bar for impeachment is overwhelming evidence and bipartisan support. doesn't sound like we're there yet. is the president worried?
he doesn't mean infrastructure, he means impeachment. >> he does. the sense about impeachment at the white house is go for it. you're not going to get it in the senate. i will begin to run against you and say you're obsessed with that, one thing to remember, impanelling an impeachment committee doesn't mean you're going to impeach a president, but it does give you more power to obtain evidence. >> a federal judge rejected the president's request to block congressional subpoenas for his banking records. new york state also moving to open the state records. >> keep an eye on this. this is moving. the president's wall there is being knocked down by the federal courts. if it is breached, records that have long been suppressed will be in public view. not necessarily scandal, but the president hasn't wouldn'ted them out, we'll find out why. >> classic standoff between the two sides it seems. who do you think blinks first? >> not about blinking. these are institutional powers. the courts, the legislative branch and executive branch, they all have their own equities and they're sorting themselves out in a process.
may not move as rapidly as some in the political sphere may want. these are moments testing all of our institutions. the president likes that. >> if you enjoyed this conversation as i have, you can watch more of major garrett tonight on the cbs evening news. >> have you enjoyed it? >> i have, yeah. i learn something every time. >> major encore. >> an eighth grader from texas made it through five tiebreaker rounds to win this year's national geography bee. ahead, why he worked for years to
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♪ every thursday at this time in the time is 8:14:25, we're going to highlight important stories affecting consumers across the country. this morning we're taking a look at how america's largest chain of yoga studios is now being accused of underpaying its teachers. more than 1500 yoga instructors have joined a class action
lawsuit against core power yoga. the suit claims that core power teachers are outstretched, and not being paid the minimum wages that they're entitled to. "cbs this morning" saturday co-host, dana jacobson, spoke with two people who thought the company slighted them. >> in the u.s., more than 36 million people practice yoga. that's why the teachers that i spoke with were excited to join a company bringing yoga to the masses. but they say they quickly began to feel exploited as they saw the pitfalls of the commercialization of yoga. >> core power probably started out with a mission and a goal that they wanted to bring yoga to everybody. but then it turned into a way to monetize. >> it is a business that is hiding behind the guise of yoga. >> reporter: yoga instructors malissa britainen and effi morgenstern say during their years of teaching at core power, the company didn't pay them what they were legally entitled to. >> once you get the job, you're expected to be compensated for the work you do off the clock.
$15 an hour does not compensate you for the work you do off the clock. >> reporter: what is that work and how much time are we talking about? >> a good chunk of time. we're constantly having to change our play lists, constantly having to sequence, testing it out, expectation is go off, do all this work and come back and bring it back to the studio. >> reporter: they say for every one hour class taught, they had to put in up to an additional six hours, unpaid. they claim the company is in violation of the fair labor standards act, by failing to pay its instructors for certain hours worked, causing their average weekly compensation to drop below the minimum wages they are entitled. >> they hide behind the fact that we have all this gratitude and love and appreciation for yoga and your peers and we met this way in a lot of ways they weaponize relationships. there is a part of me that feels really foolish for buying into that and thinking that these people did care about me. >> reporter: the suit, the fourth class action with similar complaints against core power,
also addresses how the company pressures instructors to recruit students to sign up for $3,000 teacher training. >> part of your forperformance how many students you recruit into the teacher training. they keep your wages low unless you do things like sell their teacher training, unless you recruit more people into the fold. >> somebody would say that's an incentive base, you have pay and that's incentive. >> when you have a place that is just charging the maximum, profiting off their students, dragging people into teacher trainings and then pouring out teachers, it dilutes the whole spirit of yoga. >> reporter: sheetal shah agrees. she launched the take back yoga campaign to highlight the indian roots of the ancient philosophy. >> it goes against the basic tenant te tenets of yoga. you're telling teachers to prey upon students who may or may not be good as teachers and bring
them in for the sole purpose of making money. >> reporter: brennan now works out of independent yoga studios. and morgenstern says she still works at core power because some money is better than none. >> i don't have a need to leave aside from the underpayment. >> reporter: you would rather make it right. >> i would rather make it right and rather make it known that we are underpaid. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, core power yoga says this lawsuit is without merit and maintains there was no wrongdoing. the company adds core power is proud of its practices, believes they are fair and will continue to stand by and defend them. now, the case is expected to be settled out of court and the other three lawsuits we mentioned, those were settled. >> more than 1500 instructors involved. >> exactly. >> dana, thank you. an eighth grader answered this question to win the national geography bee. >> more than one third of norway's northern most county is located on what plateau?
mo rocca. >> the correct answer is the fin mark plateau. nihar janga is our champion. >> reporter: until the final moment, nihar janga felt like the ujds dog as the final round of the championships went into overtime. the two finalists tied for five rounds in a row. >> and the answer is the red sea. >> reporter: but janga had get this kind of pressure before. back in 2016 he was the co-champion of the scripps national spelling bee. in a moment his hard work paid off for a second time, he was overwhelmed. >> all this is over, all the pressure from studying is over. >> reporter: after making top ten at last year's geoff bee, janga's father wanted him to retire to focus on school. >> so now can you say to your
dad, i told you so? >> he already told me that. >> reporter: that plan has paid off. he's setting his sights even higher, looking to compete in the national brain bee. >> any idea what you want to be when you grow up. >> a neurosurgeon. >> that was my first guess. >> reporter: they wowed the judges with the riverfront system. >> plastics work their roy three the food chain and then to us. >> reporter: they're using the prize money to implement a solution. >> it's really important because we share one big earth. >> reporter: they took home $25,000 to put toward their project. they're not spending it on video game. they're putting it to good use. and janga won $25,000 scholarship.
with because of this year's success "national geographic"s said it's going to continue that team next year. tony? >> cool. this guy could go to "jeopardy." >> what are you it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. john walker lindh, known as the american taliban is a free man this morning. spent 17 of his 20-year sentence in federal prison, after he was captured by u.s. forces back in 2001. he will reportedly live in virginia now. the u.s. trade war in china is starting to harm the wine export business in napa valley. some wine export sales to napa valley have already hit rock bottom, with a new round of tariffs expected to hit on june 1st. and team is warning fans to look out for counterfit tickets. team says that warriors.com is
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is blocked. however, in the northbound direction, looks like it is causing more of a delay. maybe rubber necking in that. coming off of 580. 280 and 880, you're going to have slow downs. drive time from hellier on -- hellyer to the airport. and golden gate bridge. >> mostly cloudy skies. and patchy light fog on the coast for parts of the bay. here is a live look with our salesforce tower camera. now, let's show you what you can expect as we head through the afternoon. we are going to have clearing. that afternoon sunshine should be across the bay area. for the coast, 60s. for the bay, 60s to low 70s. inland locations topping out in the upper 70s to low 80s. above-average temps for today. we're going to cool things down a bit for friday and for saturday, more of that marine influence is starting off with low clouds and fog across parts of the bay. we're going to cool down as we head through sunday, with
i like this. i promise i'm not going to. welcome back to "cbs this morning." this is where everyday we get to pick a story that we like to share with all of you. it's actually my favorite segment. let's start with you. >> the story that really struck me is the wreckage of the "clotilda," which is the last known slave ship to come to america has been discovered in
the mobile river in alabama. this ship transported 110 slaves in 1860. the captain actually burned the ship to conceal evidence because the ship was illegal. it was transported slaves to the u.s. beginning in 1808. and a lot of people actually denied the ship even existed. they found -- they found a number of shipwrecks, but what stuck out with this one was the lup ber had square nails in it, which was a clear sign that the construction was 19th century and they started matching lengths. that's how they discovered it. >> who are you sitting at the table. >> good morning, everybody. >> hi, nick. >> alyson felix, sprinder, nine-time olympic medalist. she's been engaged in a fight with nike to pay her during her
pregnancy. they vn been able to guarantee that pregnancy pay. she makes a really -- does a good job of making this point herself that this is not only about nike or the apparel industry, but it's a national issue. she writes working women all over the u.s. deserve protection when they have children. the family depends on it. my wife is home on maternity leave. we depend on it. >> nike is listening. mine is star-studded cast re-created two shows. kudos to jimmy kimmel. he brought in norman lear. they re-created archie bunker, george jefferson. they took the skrimts from back in the day, re-created word for word, line for line. just when you think you couldn't
love jamie foxx anymore -- it was live. this is jamie foxx last night. >> i would always beg my brother for a little brother. we were broke. all three -- all through -- it's live. everyone sitting at home thing their tv just messed up. >> see, this is what i love. this is what i love about live tv. we're live now and anything could happen. carrie washington was there. they had marissa tore may was there. there's carrie and there's will ferrell. they played part of the jeffersons. it was very well done. >> you know what i love, that was on abc. but norman lear was a cbs guy. >> that's right. they were on this network. >> doctors say american kids are spending way too much time from everything from instagram to
fortnite. technology over use by children is linked to obesity, depression, and lack of school performance. they offer a food pyramid for a healthy tech diet. we could all use that. no break. we're going right to you. and cbs contributor incoe eor n thomps thompson. live. if you've walked away, come back. we have nick thompson here. i have to point out, the food pyramid telling us what to limb and what to eat a lot of, i don't know if that's successful. >> the idea is there's some form of screen use that's super helpful. you want to have a video chat with grandma? ? that's great. you wham to learn how to cook, that's great. but some are really awful. >> what do you want to avoid? never look at a screen before bed.
they need to sleep to get healthy and feel good. you don't want the tv on in the background or a screen at the meal. they're talking less with the parent, interacting less and learning less. >> it stunts the kid's growth. >> growth in all sorts of ways. there's other complicated stuff. social media is complicated. you kind of want the keep kids away interest that. it can lead to social enemies, but actually it can help them engage. >> i was very surprised at your take on shooting games. >> at the top in moderation. it's in the bad part but not the banned part. the study shows first-person shooter games does not make them more aggressive when they get older. >> that's so counter-intuitive to what we see and do. >> if they don't, they become more isolated. >> it goes against every belief.
i wouldn't want my kids to play them. but it seems they're able to -- >> if they don't play them, they'll be left out. >> that turns out to be the bad thing with playing first-person shooter games. if you talk with them, look at the settings. make sure they're engined in the proper way. >> i debate it mooitsz. you go to eat somewhere and you have an iphone. you give it to your kid so you and your wife can have a ten-minute conversation. good or bad? >> you need to have a conversation with your kids, but i do think you want to have the kids conversing. a lot of problems with screen time is on us, the parent.
look at the screen instead of your kid. so maybe the next issue, we'll make a food pyramid for parents how to deal with screens and their children. >> what's the healthy stuff? >> healthy stuff is learning games. my kids use memer rise. my kid loves the kindle paper weight. nothing flashy going. video chats, as long as you're over 2 -- under 2, you have a hard time, but aloev 18 mobls or two, a video chat with somebody, great form of conversation. >> >> if you watch a show with your kids and talk to them about it and engage, it's much better than just plopping them in front of youtube. >> watch cbs.
>> yes, that's good. >> even before bed. >> no, no, not before bed. change your settings, make it appropriate, turn on the restrictive mode. the funny thing is when the kids are about 10, they'll be able to delete the settings and you won't be able to catch up. the best thing for the perrins is to be curious about what the kids are doing and try to understand it. don't say, oh, they're on the internet thing, i'll just let them do i. try to understand, talk about it and it will be better for everyone. >> the june issue of "wired" features a special section of children's technology use. it's on the newsstand where you buy thees. a new program that helps kids get to college and home again. there
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they're feeling okay? what have you done? if you can answer those questions each day, then you are living life at its most meaningful way. you have given and shared something of great value. >> i agree. supreme justice sonia sotomayor addressed college graduates. she expressed the impact a simple act of kindness can have. what unites us as americans is far greater than what divides us. this morning don dahler shows us a college road trip and how it's changing lives. good morning. >> good morning. this is such a great program. it ooh's free ridesharing service with a heart that aims to drive home the concept of paying it forward while rolling down the highway. this is what retirement looks like these days for 76-year-old
paul goetchius. he's not slowing down. rather he's speeding up, spending much of his time along the open roads of upstate new york. >> the greatest joy a human being can experience is the joy that comes from serve other people. >> reporter: goetchius is with a nonprofit. >> if i couldn't afford the gas the car, i couldn't do it. i can, and therefore i'm happy to do it. >> reporter: they've logged over 442,000 miles shuttling students from hometown to campus and goetchius is responsible for 60,000 of those miles, enough for two trips around the globe. today goetchius is in rochester, no, picking up ruby zathang
taking her home to syracuse. >> do you remember when you first got in the car with him on the very first trip? >> when i first met mr. g. -- i can't pronounce his last name. >> i can't pronounce her last name. >> i didn't know what i was going to do. >> how long did it take you to get comfortable? >> i had an immediate click. i was excited and curious how he approached college. >> so mr. g. -- >> yes. >> you must like to drive. >> i grew up on a poor dairy farm. if i didn't have an education, i would know where i would be today and that doesn't look pretty. having had a college opportunity, i wanted to see as many young adults get that opportunity. >> we imagine things so differently. >> reporter: ryu by was born in myanmar also known as burma, the
eldest of six children, the first in her family to go to college. >> what does it mean for you personally to watch these students over the years to watch them in the cab of your car from so long ago? >> pure joy to see them succeed in what they wanted to do. >> reporter: it's an uncommon connection and despite the generational gap, it's the relationships along ta way that keeps goetchius going. >> your job is more than being a taxi driver. >> oh, for heaven's sake. would you say so? >> yes. i have learned a lot from mr. g. >> i certainly hope i can. >> he's being the best version of himself. >> she taught me that expression. i love that. be the best version of yourself. okay. i like that. >> that's a pretty great version. now you'd think after wandering all over new york gegoetchius
would be an expert navigator. wow his gps he would be lost lick me. he says he spends time talking about things. >> what a lovely man, don. i was wondering if he had a family and i heard him say my wife. which shows him he has his own life but he clearly wants to help others too. >> think about it. he has 76 years of wisdom and they soak it up like a sponge. they really benefit. all about connection in this world. let the gps do the navigating. >> they have a lot to contribute. >> a lot of college students can use a ride, that's for sure. >> thank you, don dahler, without the beard. it was here yesterday. >> some important women i really respect suggested -- >> we liked that too.
. before we leave you this morning we want to share something that will make your day a little brighter. baseball player rajai davis made a big splash when he made his debut with the new york mets. >> nice pitch to at-bat coming to rajai. hit it toward the wall. that ball is out of here! rajai davis with a three-run homer with his first at-bat as a
met. >> he helped the mets beat the washington nats. an hour before he was taking batting practice with the minor league team in allentown when he got the call from the mets. he hopped in an uber. when he got to the game, they weren the third inning. he got lost and didn't meet the team or manager until the game was half houfrmt he's 38 years old. he wasn't a rookie. he had a huge home run in 2016 in game seven but this was almost as big. >> does that mean he will now be with the team. >> i sure hope so. >> it does mean he'll get the minimum. >> i like it. home run wasn't the longest drive of the day. >> i hope tomorrow the story is
it's 8:55. i'm kenny choi. american taliban john walker lindh is a free man this morning. spent 17 of his 20-year sentence in federal prison, after he was captured by u.s. forces in afghanistan back in 2001. lindh will live in virginia now. the teacher strike in the new haven unified school district enters its fourth day today. teachers want a 10% pay increase but the district is offering far less. in our county, a decision is expected to plans for a new mosque. the proposal calls for a 30,000 square foot complex on a grass field in san martin.
good morning. 8:57. we have slowdowns to tell but. but let's start with your main travel times in the morning. none in the green now. although some don't look so bad. half an hour in the red on the east shore freeway, from highway 4 to the maze. just over half an hour on highway 4 itself. and the better part of an hour if not more coming out of the
south bay. looking at our map, we've got quite a bit of orange and red out there. especially on the nimitz. also on 580 as you are headed towards the bay bridge. let's zoom in. there's an accident southbound 880. one lane is blocked there. there's another northbound 880 there. on 8th street. just as you are getting off 238. it's going to be slow and go there. drive time 57 minutes out of the south bay. starting off the day with mostly cloudy skies. and patchy light fog, along the coast and parts of the bay. here's a live look with our treasure island camera. we'll see afternoon sunshine for today. and above-average temperatures, running about 2 to 4 degrees above average for this time of year. so let's check the temps where you are. upper 60s in san francisco. 70 in oakland. 73 in fremont. 78 for a high in san jose. 80 for vallejo, as well as for concord. so plenty of sun, above-average temps today, cooler friday,
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