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sometimes the dead doesn't stay dead. that's the "overnight news" it's friday, november 15th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." >> we've got an active shooter at saugus high school. >> a california community is in shock after a deadly school shooting. two students were killed and at least three others were wounded. what we're learning about the suspect who allegedly opened fire on his peers on his 16th birthday. his face and just how he was holding the gun is stuck in my head, and i wish i could forget it. bribery accusations against president trump. speaker of the house nancy pelosi escalates her rhetoric as more witnesses prepare to testify in the impeachment hearings.
plus, a manhunt for a marine accused of murder. officials warn he could be armed and dangerous. where they think he could be where they think he could be hiding. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. investigators in southern california are trying to determine a motive in a school shooting that killed two students. last night community members with students in santa clarita held a vigil. three other students were wounded in yesterday's shootig. the suspected gunman, also a student, is hospitalized in grave condition after shooting himself. marc liverman is here in new york. marc, what more do we know about the accused gunman in this case? >> reporter: well, police say the suspected shooter pulled a gun from his backpack and just started shooting at innocent victims. what's still unclear, though, is why. >> we've got an active shooter at saugus high school. we need all units to respond.
morning.ter: the chart >> we just ran for our lives. i actually thought i was going to die. >> reporter: a student is accused of opening fire at saugus high school in santa clarita, a city northwest of los angeles. >> you don't know where the guy is out there, and you don't want to risk anything happening. >> reporter: thousands of students evacuated, marching out of the school. many were eventually reunited with worried and emotional parents. >> for like two hours, it was terrifying not knowing, you know, what was happening, not hearing from your child. it's most terrifying thing in the whole world. >> reporter: officials say three off-duty officers who had dropped off relatives at the school responded within seconds of the shooting. >> off-duty first responders were there and did not hesitate, turned around and went right into the source of the gunfire to attempt to neutralize it. >> reporter: the suspect was identified as 16-year-old nathan berhow. >> detectives have reviewed the video which clearly show the
subject in the quad withdraw a e repor pe used the final bullet to shoot . he was rusd to the h where doctors say he's in grave condition. police have searched the santa clarita home of the alleged shooter. they're also searching his social media hoping to learn why he opened fire. the two students that were killed were a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy. the other students that were shot, two girls ages 14 and 15, they remain hospitalized but are listed in good condition. a 14-year-old boy was treated and released from the hospital. and police say yesterday was the suspect's 16th birthday. >> all right, marc liverman, thank you so much. in washington it's day two of historic public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into president trump. marie yovanovitch, former u.s. ambassador to ukraine, will be
in the hot seat. she was abruptly removed from her post this year. yovanovitch claims she was targeted by mr. trump's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani. natalie brand is in washington. what are democrats hoping to learn from her testimony today? >> reporter: good morning to you, anne-marie. house democrats will try to lay out a case that former ambassador yovanovitch, a career foreign service officer, was inappropriately forced out. they'll argue that this cleared the way for the president's allies to take the lead on ukraine policy and ultimately press for investigations. republicans, meanwhile, expected on the eve of another open hearing in the house impeachment inquiry, president trump held a campaign rally in louisiana. >> impeachment to me is a dirty word. >> reporter: the president condemned the investigation into his administration's dealings with ukraine calling it a deranged witch-hunt cooked up by democrats. >> once again, their lies will be exposed, just like the last
times. their sinister plans will fail. they've already failed as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: earlier in the day, house speaker nancy pelosi appeared to raise the stakes of the inquiry by publicly accusing the president of bribery. >> the bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. >> reporter: speaker pelosi also said house democrats still haven't made a decision on impeachment. but gop leaders aren't buying that. >> they came to congress to impeach a president. they have spent three years trying to investigate this president. >> reporter: marie yovanovitch, the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine, will be at the center of today's public hearing. she's expected to tell lawmakers she was recalled from her post after a campaign to discredit her led by president trump's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, and two giuliani associates, lev parnas and igor
fruman. they pleaded not guilty to campaign finance charges last month. now in addition to today's public hearing, there's a closed session. the embassy staffer who says he overheard a cell phone conversation between president trump and eu ambassador gordon sondland about investigations is expected to come here and testify behind closed doors. the "associated press" is reporting that a second embassy staffer also overheard that call. anne-marie? >> very interesting stuff. it's going to be an interesting day. natalie brand in washington, thank you. so "cbs evening news" managing editor norah o'donnell will anchor a special report on the public impeachment hearing. we expect it to begin at 9:00 a.m., 8:00. you can watch continuing coverage on our streaming network, cbsn. president trump is asking
the u.s. supreme court to block a subpoena for his tax returns. mr. trump's private lawyers asked the high court yesterday to block a manhattan grand jury's request for eight years of his tax returns. the president's attorneys say he is immune from investigation while in office. lower courts have so far rejected that claim. the latest request comes one day after a different appeals court in washington denied mr. trump's efforts for a second time to stop an accounting firm from handing over his financial documents to the house. tupreme court >>coulhed decide as ea> rly as l if it will take up the case of convicted murderer rodney reed. reed is scheduled to be executed in texas on wednesday for the 1996 murder of stacey stites. his supporters held a rally on the steps of the supreme court last night. they say new evidence in the case proves he's innocent. celebrities including beyonce and oprah winfrey and a bipartisan group of lawmakers have asked texas governor greg abbott to halt the execution and
consider the new evidence. abbott has not spoken publicly about the case. >> you have forensic scientists, world-renowned forensic scientists, saying that it is a scientific impossibility for rodney reed to have committed this murder. [ cheers ] >> reed's family is asking the supreme court to intervene. a desperate search is underway this morning for a suspected killer. the fbi is now offering a $10,000 reward for the man who is a marine deserter. chip reid reports. >> reporter: 22-year-old u.s. marine michael alexander brown is charged with homicide and is on the run. roanoke, virginia, police chief tim jones -- >> this individual is to be considered armed and dangerous at this time. >> reporter: brown went awol last month, abandoning his post at north carolina's camp lejeune. police say he returned to his home outside roanoke where they believe he shot and killed his
stepfather. no motive is known. brown was seen outside his grandmother's house in roanoke. police found in rv belonging to brown nearby. they rammed it repeatedly with an armored vehicle, but brown was not inside. fearing he might still be in the area, authorities closed all 28 roanoke public schools and urged residents to be vigilant. some businesses also closed. >> he's certainly trained with weapons. he knows how to use them. he has marine corps training. >> reporter: the fbi is how erned e you that he could be out there right now living off the land out in the woods? >> i think that's very possible that he could sustain himself indefinitely in the area around southwest virginia. it's very wooded, very mountainous. >> reporter: chief jones said he hopes brown's family and friends can convince him to turn himself in. as for the roanoke schools, they will reopen friday morning.
chip reid, cbs news, roanoke, virginia. coming up on the "morning news," public opinion turns on the legalization of marijuana with the majority of americans now supporting it. and football fight. a helmet attack triggers a brawl at the steelers-browns game. this is the "cbs morning news." s the "cbs morning news." and i recently had hi, ia heart attack. it changed my life. but i'm a survivor. after my heart attack, my doctor prescribed brilinta. it's for people who have been hospitalized for a heart attack. brilinta is taken with a low-dose aspirin. no more than 100 milligrams as it affects how well brilinta works. brilinta helps keep platelets from sticking together and forming a clot. in a clinical study, brilinta worked better than plavix. brilinta reduced the chance of having another heart attack...
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unborn fetuses as people entitled to full legal protection. an anti-abortion group says that that would mean doctors in ohio who perform abortions would be charged with murder. the group says that the bill includes provisions to protect doctors who intentionally end a pregnancy while performing lifesaving procedures on pregnant women. the cbs louisville affiliate wlky says republican kentucky governor matt bevin conceded the gubernatorial election minutes before a vote recanvass ended. bevin had called for the recanvass after losing last week's election by about 5,000 votes to democratic attorney general andy beshear. bevin cited voting irregularities without offering evidence. he acknowledged the recanvass would not change the outcome. >> i truly wish the attorney general well as the next
governor of the state as he assumes these responsibilities. >> i want to thank governor bevin. this was a tough race, but it is now over. >> bevin said his staff has been working with beshear's transition team and will continue to do so. beshear will be inaugurated december 10th. the pew research center says it conducted a survey which found two-thirds of americans support the legalization of marijuana. the share of american adults who oppose legalization has fallen from 52% in 2010 to 32% today. 91% say marijuana should be legal either for medical and recreational use or just medical use. only 8% want to keep marijuana illegal in all circumstances. 11 states and washington, d.c., have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. and "usa today" says cleveland browns defensive end myles garrett faces a likely suspension after an ugly brawl against the steelers. a fight broke out in the final seconds after garrett tackled
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york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. wall street turns its attention to main street this morning with retail sales figures for october set to be released. meantime, notable companies scheduled to report earnings include jcpenney and chinese e-commerce company jd.com. stocks finished little changed yesterday amid uncertainty over trade talks between the u.s. and china. the dow shed a point, the s&p 500 gained two, and the nasdaq fell three points. amazon is challenging the pentagon's $10 billion cloud computing contract with microsoft in federal court. amazon, which was a finalist to win the contract, claims the deal has errors and cites, quote, unmistakable bias. the contract involves moving military data and technology to cloud storage. the pentagon has not commented on potential litigation. microsoft has also declined to comment. the fda is warning dollar tree about selling potentially unsafe drugs. the agency sent a warning letter
to the company for receiving shipments of over-the-counter drugs from foreign manufacturers who have violated federal law. the fda has made recommendations to dollar tree about how to correct the issue. dollar tree says the items referenced in the letter are topical, not ingestible products. and taylor swift may not perform at the american music awards. in an instagram post swift said she had performed to perform her hits when she's named artist of the decade at the amas later this month. she says the man who owned the music are calling the performance an illegal rerecording. swift's old master recordings were obtained when music manager scooter braun bought the label group over the summer. the amas are a week from sunday. and anne-marie, sounds like there is some bad blood. >> indeed. very good. diane king hall, leaving us with a laugh. thank you so much, diane. >> you got it. still ahead, don't believe me, just watch.
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help us at taps.org/family. our top stories, investigators in santa clarita, california, are trying our top stories, investigators in santa clarita, california, are trying to determine a motive in a deadly school shooting. two students were killed yesterday at saugus high school. three others were wounded. the suspected gunman, also a student, is hospitalized in grave condition after shooting himself. day two of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into president trump starts this morning. marie yovanovitch, the former ambassador to ukraine, will testify. she was abruptly removed from her post earlier this year. she claims that she was targeted by president trump's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani. president trump says the cease-fire in northeast syria appears to be holding. as charlie d'agata reports, the situation on the ground is anything but secure. >> reporter: a pair of russian
attack helicopters was not something we expected to run into here. followed moment later by a u.s. military convoy hauling supplies into syria. russia confirmed it's setting up a new base in the northern city under the noses of u.s. troops here. yet for all the security forces now jostling for control, they've been unable to ensure security for the local population. these two teenage girls were among five young people killed when back-to-back explosions tore through the city this week. when the turkish offensive forced kurdish troops to pull back, it left the region vulnerable to attacks. this is no ordinary cemetery, this is reserved for the martyrs, the 11,000 mostly young men and women who have been killed in fighting or violence since this conflict began. isis claimed most of these lives, but the kurds now say these nts
the military offensive are part of the coordinated turkish-led campaign of ethnic cleansing to drive them from this area. u.s. defense officials tell cbs news that the military has completed its withdrawal of the kobani air base that was the main logistics hub according that initial u.s. drawdown, but hundreds of troops remain. charlie d'agata, cbs news, in northeast syria. coming up on "cbs this morning," in an exclusive interview, online retailer amazon is responding to safety concerns surrounding its contractordelivery drivers. plus, a preview of "48 hours" as we learn new details about the murder of a pennsylvania man who predicted his own death. and the rising popularity of astrology. vlad duthiers looks at the growing fascination among millennials. that's the "cbs morning