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the best coffee. >> how can you compete with our coffee? it's wednesday, august 21st, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." reform retreat. president trump back tracks on gun control, warning of a slippery slope. and as the u.s. nears a deal with the taliban that could bring our troops home from afghanistan, another threat is growing in the region. captioning funded by cbs newsroom at cbs headquarters in new york, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. at least six alleged mass
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shooting threats have been detected and averted since the tragedies in el paso, texas and dayton, ohio. in the last two weeks, authorities made arrests in las vegas, chicago, connecticut, ohio and florida. this newly released body cam video shows police in daytona beach arresting a 15-year-old o dly reatened in a video game chat room to bring an m-15 to school and kill at least seven people. police took that threat seriously and the boy's mother tried to plead with authorities. >> he's my little boy. he wouldn't do anything wrong. >> the recent mass shootings have fueled calls for gun control legislatation. yesterday presidpoke t ofhe nra and reportedly said universal background checks are off the table. the white house is pushing back on those claims.
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shooting, a lot of promises and then not much done at all. >> they call it the slippery slope. >> reporter: at the white house yesterday, president trump expressed concern about new gun control legislation. >> we have very, very strong background checks right now. >> reporter: he instead pivoted to mental health issues. >> i said it 100 times, it is not the gun that pulls the trigger, it is the person. >> reporter: in the days following mass shootings in dayton and el paso that killed 31 people, the president delivered a more urgent message. >> i took it about meaningful, add that word, meaningful background checks. >> reporter: but stopped short calling for background check, something democrats say has broad support among americans from both parties. >> i have yet to meet someone
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including republicans and gun owners who is not concerned about the level of gun violence that we have in this country. >> reporter: national rifle association president wayne lapierre tweeted he spoke withe did not sit well with pete buttigieg. >> even this president says he's going to do something about background checks and then word comes out today that he's consulted with his masters at the nra and they told him, sorry, you can't do that. it raises the very simple question, who's in charge? >> reporter: house democrats passed background check legislation earlier this year, but the bills have stalled in the republican-led senate. and here's some hope, senior administration officials tell cbs news that talks with the justice department are ongoing, rega rega regarding legislative and executive action
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powerful in some places than it has been in years. meanwhile, the u.s. special envoy to afghanistan is heading to qatar and the afghan capital to resume peace talks aimed at ending 18 years of military intervention. david martin recently reported from inside syria on the fight against isis and has this report. >> reporter: fighters in syria taking the oath of allegiance to isis. and vowing to fight on. nearly six months after the fall of the last pockets of territory that made up their so-called caliphate. it is a propaganda video. but it represents a reality acknowledged by secretary of state pompeo to "cbs this morning." >> what we said is the caliphate is begun and there is always risk there will be a resurgence. >> reporter: a recent report said isis had solidified its insurgent capabilities in iraq and was resurging in syria.
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the report cited estimates that isisti has between 14 and 18,000 members in iraq and syria, and the opportunity to recruit more from among tens of thousands of refugees living in poorly guarded camps. the u.s. has 5200 troops in iraq, and nearly 1,000 in syria, where the top commander for the middle east, general frank mckenzie, recently told cbs news, u.s. special forces are helping local tribes track down isis fighters. >> they try to get in the desert up here, empty quarter desert of southeastern syria and our partners go out and get them and we help them do that. >> reporter: isis is still capable of suicide bombings, assassinations and ambushes. >> is it gaining strength in your opinion? >> it is complicated. than they were three or four years ago. >> reporter: in afghanistan, isis claimed responsibility for
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this weekend's bombing of aille nearly 70 civilians. isis is conducting attacks in africa as well, with a deadliest branch is in afghanistan. a u.s. count, isis has killed some 800 people there in the to be ramping up. brian mcclooney and justin walker were last seen friday when they headed out for a fishing trip off the coast of
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jacksonville for the two men. >> there is some deep concern for the amount of time that has gone by, but we're not giving up, we're going to pressed for until the coast guard tells us we need to back off. >> military planes are being used in the search and some of the most sophisticated search technology. the commander in charge says th caribbean islandnd o off anguil will be e inin c couourt today. scott hapgood is facing mamanslalaughthter chcharargege. he clalaim self-defense. here is errol barnett. >> reporter: scott hapgood was vacationing with his family last april, kenny mitchell a hotel employee dressed in uniform entered the room in the afternoon. what happened next is unclear. but the violent encounter
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resulted in mitchell's death and hapgood charged with manslaughter. >> my wife, my children, we wake up with it, we live in it, we swim in it, we breathe it every day. >> reporter: at a press conference, he and his lawyer who say mitchell was armed and demanding money raised concerns about the release of evidence by officials in anguilla. >> the attorney general withheld for more than two months a xicology t shomr. kenny mitchel drunk, but also high on cocaine and other drugs when he attacked scott. >> cocaine and -- no. >> reporter: reena mitchell, the victim's mother, spoke to cbs news via web cam. >> my son didn't try to rob him. something else happened. >> reporter: hapgood, who is out on bail after posting a $74,000 bond, has been inundated with insults and threats like these on facebook. cbs news obtained these voice mails left on hapgood's cell phone. >> i know exactly where you live [ bleep ]. if i ever see your [ bleep ] in
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connecticut, i somewhater to s going to jump. >> reporter: he spoke exclusively to cbs news. >> all i did was defend my young daughters in front of an attacker that was crazed and eran toust hold on to that fact. i would do it again and thank god i was in the room when he came. >> reporter: errol barnett, cbs news, new york. coming up on the morning news, philadelphia's police commissioner abruptly steps down. and gene testing. there are new recommendations to assess breast cancer risks. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ ♪ we got great deals for all our friends. ♪ ♪ better get here before the end of this song. ♪ ♪ the last of the 2019s won't last long. ♪ what makes an amazing deal even better? how 'bout that every new toyota comes with toyotacare, a two-year or 25,000-mile no-cost maintenance plan, with roadside assistance.
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to him and wanted to take a picture in front of his motorcycle. the boy called the break dancing moment awesome. there are new recommendations to assess breast cancer risk and a change at philadelphia's police department. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the philadelphia inquirer" reports the city's police commissioner abruptly resigned. it comes amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two female employees. in a lawsuit, one of the women claims ross ignored her complaints about another officer's sexual harassment because she ended a two-year affair with the commissioner in 2011. philadelphia mayor jim kenny says ross had not adequately responded to the allegations. ross refused the request for comment. "the los angeles times" reports on new health guidelines, they suggest that more women should consider a gene test for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. especially if they have already survived cancer once.
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when genes called brca 1 and brca 2 mutate, they can't repair damage as well, that increases the risk of certain cancers. gene testing allows certain women to consider steps to lower risks such as preventive mastectomy. most cancers are not caused by brca mutations though. "the new york times" reports president trump said american jews who vote democratic show quote, a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty. it triggered an uproar from critics who said he was engaging in anti-semitic stereotypes. it is the latest on his attacks on democratic muslim congresswomen ilhan omar and rashida tlaib. the two suggested that the u.s. cut off aid to israel over its alleged treatment of palestinians. mr. trump questi democrats would defend them over israel. still to come, get ready for those holiday travel crowds. experts predict a record number of air travelers this labor day.
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university's men's basketball team sister jean turned 100 today. yesterday, legoland presented her with a statue complete with her loyola colors, striped scarf and gls. legoland says it took more than 30 hours to build the 2 1/2 foot statue and it consists of 10,000 lego bricks. it will be on display at legoland discovery center in chicago until the end of october before moving to the university. how cute. on the "cbs moneywatch," the busiest travel day this labor day holiday and why walmart is suing tesla. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. today will be another busy day 's, targ and nordstrom the biggest names reporting. other notable names scheduled for today, jumia tech and l brands. stocks fell tuesday with the financial sector leading the declines, the dow slid 173 points. the s&p 500 lost 23. and the nasdaq was down 54.
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walmart is suing tesla, the installed solar panels that caught fire on some store rooftops. walmart says the fires broke out at seven stores between 2012 and 2018, causing millions of dollars in damage. walmart says tesla engaged in, quote, widespread systemic negligence. tesla has not commented on the lawsuit. marvel studios is set to part ways with sony pictures spider-man franchise. the issue was reportedly over the profit sharing structure. sony previously owned the rights to spider-man. when tobey maguire played theer then in y announced a hip wi di . e crversbe recey crbe more environmentally friendly. the toymaker says packaging for new products will be mostly hasbro plans to stop using
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plastic bags, elastic bands and the shrink wrap usually found around board games like monopoly. it will begin cutting down on plastic packaging next year. and airlines expect record crowds over the week long labor day period. the trade group airlines for america predicts 17.5 million passengers will fly on u.s. carriers between august 28th and september 3rd. that would be 2.5 million passengers a day. and a 4% increase over the same week last year. the busiest day is expected to be friday, august 30th, where nearly 3 million people will board a u.s. airline. anne-marie? >> good news for me, i'm traveling the day after that. so hopefully also without a child and that makes all the difference. so much more challenging with a kid. >> yes, oh, my goodness. i'm traveling the day before that. fingers crossed. i will be with a child, also fingers crossed. >> i feel you. i've been there. ocexchge, thank you so
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the ground, third by escobar. wow, what a way to end it! >> a dazzling final play sealed the victory last night as the team from elizabeth, new jersey, avoided elimination in the little league world series. they beat rhode island 2-0. as third baseman derrick escobar made the backhand play and fired the ball to first. rhode island was eliminated. and in major league baseball, for the second night in a row, a squirrel stole the show during the minnesota
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twins/chicago white sox game in minneapolis. >> and the squirrel has reappeared. you can hear the roar. >> the squirrel made its way on to the field last night, running right between the legs of the twins max kepler as he took a lead off first base. it scurried into the dugout before winding its way through foul territory and eventually escaping through a tiny opening in the outfield wall. the squirrel may be the same one that ran into the twins dugout the night before. coming up on "cbs this morning," comedian sebastian maniscalco joins us in the studio as he gears up to host this year's mtv video music awards. i'm anne-marie green. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job from anyone else.
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a lifetime of difference. learn the signs at our top stories this morning, president trump reportedly spoke to the president of the nra and said universal background checks are off the table. but the white house is pushing back on those claims, at least six alleged mass shooting threats have been detected and averted since the tragedies in el paso and dayton. and the search for two firefighters lost at sea is ramping up. brian mcclooney and justin walker were last seen friday when they headed out for a fishing trip off the coast of florida. hundreds of volunteers along with the coast guard are searching the shore near jacksonville for the two men.ele rejected his idea to buy greenland. well, yesterday, mr. trump tweeted that he's postponing the meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time. meanwhile, greenland, which is mostly frozen, is melting. seth doane went there.
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>> reporter: flying just above greenland's glaciers and icebergs, nasa scientists are dropping probes into the ocean. >> drop, drop, drop. >> reporter: trying to measure the temperature and salinity of warming arctic waters. josh willis of nasa's jet propulsion laboratory is four years into this mission. >> we think of greenland as a block of ice under a hair dryer, but really the oceans are doing a lot of the work too. >> reporter: greenland's ice sheet is melting six times faster than it was in the 1980s. and while warm air is a known culprit, willis' team is trying to understand the role oceans are playing. they call their project oceans melting greenland or omg. greenland to raise sea levels by 25 feet worldwide. we don't think it will happen right away, but just how fast it dote through the
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missions, they learned how sensitive glaciers are to the ocean and have mapped the sea floor, identifying glaciers at risk of melting. many more than initially thought. folks here tell us they're adapting to life with climate change. longer summers and wilder weather. the nasa scientists explained the melting ice means the water at the surface is colder and fresher. their real concern is the influx of warmer water deeper down. melting glaciers from below. >> that was seth doane reporting. coming up on "cbs this morning," sebastian maniscalco joins us in the studio as he gears up to host the mtv video music awards. plus, in our summer series, american wonders. we'll take you to a once troubled neighborhood in detroit that has troansformed itself ino art. and in our morning rounds, tens of thousands of teenagers and young adults may get hooked on prescription painkillers after routine dental surgery. we'll show you how some are calling for change.
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that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- well well well, what have we ♪here?
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a magical place...that's lookin' to get scared! with bats...and ghouls...and cars in disguise. i've cast quite a spell now... you won't believe your eyes! the spell is cast. halloween time is back with spook-tacular experiences studios. this is kpix 5. >> looking live from our sales force tower camera. good morning everybody. wednesday august 21st. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning everyone i'm kenny choi let's get a check on
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that forecast. we've got a warm up. >> below average temperatures for the start of the workweek and now we're looking at above average temperatures for the afternoons. this is a life look at our treasure island camera. looking at temps in the mid to upper 50s to low 60s. get ready for that warm up. temps in san francisco as we head through the afternoon in the low 70s. concord low 90s and we will continue to watch our temperatures climb. i'll have that full forecast coming up. taking a live look after your real time traffic travel times. in the meantime everything


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