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good morning. it's monday, september 1st, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." severe weather threatens tens of millions on this labor day, plus new criticism for president obama's response to the terror group isis. a leading democrat calls him too cautious. and hollywood stars including an oscar winner exposed by a nude photo-hacking scandal. how safe is your information stored in the cloud? bus we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> it sounded like a freight train. all of a sudden i saw the branches come flying. i thought i was on "the won "th
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wizard of oz." >> superstorms across iowa. dozens of homes destroyed. >> a lightning strike at the beach injured three people. >> it was really loud. >> we have to defeat isis. >> they're turning up the heat. >> he's very cautious, maybe in this instance, too cautious. >> meanwhile he's trying to take over rebel-controlled airy. >> the who's who in hollywood hacked, various starlets took social media by storm. >> they call it a flagrant violation of privacy. >> start your engines. >> tony stewart raced for the first time after his car hit and killed kevin ward jr. >> tony stewart was not able to complete the race.
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his car was slammed into the wall. >> they had to make an emergency landing. the plane experienced problems with cabin pressure. >> two fell off a ride at carnival in texas. a woman was seriously hurt. >> you'd be anywhere. what made choose to be here? >> the nachos. >> i can't finish, for god's sake? >> and all that matters. >> days after the nfl issue add much tougher dough mess vis violence player a player was arrested on domestic violence. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> to unsuspecting shoppers in orlando, pleasantly surprised by flash mob, the cast of "les mis." >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places.
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and welcome to "cbs this morning." charles, gayle, and anthony are off. i'm anthony mason with margaret brennan. hab labor day. >> can you believe it's september already? >> what happened to the summer? it's over. well tens of millions of americans faced severe weather this morning to cap off the long holiday weekend. another bout of severe weather is headed to many parts of the country from the plains to the east coast. many in iowa saw this super stel thunderstorm in the sky last night. they called it the worst storm they've seen in two decades, and this morning confirmation of a tornado last night in worcester, massachusetts. it traveled for nearly two miles knocking down several trees. this is the light show over the hudson river in new york city. three men are recovering after being struck by lightning on a beach in the bronx. rain certainly served up a soaking on the courts and caused some delays at the u.s. open in
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flushing meadows, queens, yesterday. meteorologist megan glaros is tracking the latest down force. >> happy labor day. there'll be severe weather anywhere from oklahoma all the way up to illinois and into michigan. we're looking at the potential for severe weather there. the main risk will be for damaging winds and hail. heavy downpours will be a factor. this will affect 40 million people on this labor day. looking at the heavy rain that is anticipated, springfield as well as st. louis to dayton, ohio, will see particularly heavy rainfall over the course of the next few days, but anywhere you encounter a strong thunderstorm theand strong thun. there's a chance of showers and storms. anthony and margaret? >> megan, thanks. this morning several a-list
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stars are a target of what appears to be a severe hacking. dozens of nude photos were leaked online. they were released from a cloud-based internet storage system. they say the celebrities were exposed when a hacker broke into their cloud-based storage. more than 100 celebrities are part of the illicit cache and that more photos will be released. oscar winner jennifer lawrence is one of the targets. explicit pictures showed the 24-year-old in various stages of undress. a spokesperson told "cbs this morning" the posts are a flagrant violation of privacy and said the authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posted the stolen photos of jennifer lawrence. actress mary elizabeth winsted was also a target.
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she tweeted on sunday and said she took the photos with her husband years ago in the privacy of her home and shamed the hackers saying, hope, you feel great about yourself. >> if a celebrity's phone is vulnerable to a hacker, you may wonder if your phone is at risk. dak ackerman is a senior editor with our partners at cnet. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >> how vulnerable is this information on the storage after cloud. >> if you think about it, you have multiple copies. there's a chance anything you put up in the cloud it's available in some way. if they're not looking for it, less so really. >> my first reaction is who knew how many celebrities took nude photos of themselves. i mean this is quite a list. how did this hacker get into the system? >> you know, i feel like it may not be one person, it may be a group of people and they may have been photos taken over months or years and may have been taken with different
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devices, not just apple devices. and then making a big splash by going online and saying look at all the cool stuff i got. >> how do you protect yourself from it? >> it's almost impossible to bulletproof your life. we use so many cloud services which is great for backing up information and accessing it but it adds to the degree of vulnerability because it's out there. i'd say the number one step is put on two-factor authentication like g-mail does and apple does. if you want to change something, you get a text message you have to respond to and a code so that makes shoe you physically have your phone with you to make a big change to your account. that's the main thing. >> you say this is not necessarily apple. do we know if any one company is more protected? >> every once in a while you see one service pop up or another and they jump in and patch it. earlier this year people found their phones hijacked by making the phones think they were lock
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and lost them and sent a message and said, oh, you have to pay me if you want to unlock your phone. they got that message in front of them. that's pretty scary. guy mail had a lot of instances in other countries like china with the government trying to hack into your accounts. that's a good way to slow people down if not prevent them from getting your stuff. >> if something's in the cloud, dan, is it up there forever? >> we like to warn people. you can delete it but there's a good chance somebody has a copy of it. i would say to be on the safeside assume a backup copy or mirrored copy may have been gotten before you deleted it. >> that's pretty scary. >> thank you, dan. in the mean team a scare for passengers. their plane lost cabin pressure for two hours while in the air. a flight from grand rapids, michigan, to florida was diverted.
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a passenger tweeted a photo showing a deployed oxygen mask. she claim she could not hear because of the full loss of pressure. the plane landed safely and there are no reports of injuries. president obama is facing mounting criticism of being too cautious this morning for having no mitt tear strategy to confront the isis terrorist group in syria and iraq. militants are recruiting hundreds of u.s., british, and canadian citizens to launch their mission. they say they could return to carry out attacks on their homelands. nancy cordes is at the white house where officials are defending their progress. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and the white house insists a strategy is being planned by the pentagon right now and it's important to gather together international partners instead of trying to go it alone, but that process starting to frustrate some republicans and democrats. even as the pentagon conducted surveillance with air strikes in
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syria, lawmakers argue the white house should be moving faster to confront the terror group known as isis. >> i think i've learned one thing about this president and that is he's very cautious, maybe in this instance, too cautious. >> reporter: but in an op-ed over the weekend secretary john mccain said we need the world to defeat isis. he said we need global coalition using political, humanitarian and others to show force. >> we have to have a clear strategy dictated by a policy, and that policy has to be we have to defeat isis, not contain, not stop, but defeat isis because they are a direct threat over time to the united states of america. >> reporter: white house officials point out that u.s. has gone out after isis in neighboring iraq.
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three more air strikes against isis forces were conducted this week to support humanitarian aid drops and to break a two-month siege of the town of amerly. syria is facing a hostile government and has less on the ground in intelligence. >> it takes time to build a coalition. we can't simply bomb first and ask questions later. >> reporter: and the president will work on building that coalition when he meets with top european leaders at the nato summit in wales later this week. margaret? >> nancy, thank you. an islamist militia says it's keeping part of the u.s. embassy and compound in, quote, secured this morning. despite that the embassy offices themselves do remain secure. video leased yesterday that you're looking at now shows libyan militants at the vacant residential come bound diving from the second story balcony
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diving into the pool. american diplomats vacated more than a month ago after fighting broke out between rival groups in the area. deborah jones tweeted sunday that the compound is, quote, now being safeguarded and has not been ran sacked. the president of ukraine accuses russia of direct and open aggression this morning but despite nato evidence to the contrary, russians say they have not mounted a military inthor vengs in the conflict between ukraine and separatist rebels. the two countries are meeting for peace talks in belarus where the goal is to reach a cease-fire. elizabeth palmer is in london. elizabeth, good morning. >> good morning. well, even though there are multiple diplomatic initiatives under way in the u.s. and belarus as you mentioned, in europe, nato, and russia, the ground war in ukraine does appear to be escalating slowly but surely. ukraine and russia briefly called time on hostilities at a border point on sunday to swap
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prisoners. but just hours later, president vladimir putin was on the offensive again in the war of words that surrounds this conflict. on russian state television he called for talks to discuss statehood for southeast ukraine. though almost immediately kremlin spin doctors insisted he wasn't called for regional independence. in brussels, ukraine's president petro poroshenko warned european leaders they've got a serious crisis on their doorstep. >> point of no return, a full-scale war which already happened. >> reporter: russia's srt pound in military has boosted their confidence. they're firmly in control of most of donetsk where fighting started six months ago and they're now on the edge of a city which they seized last week. just 20 miles away lies the
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industrial center of maria pole. they won't be welcomed here. residents came out on the weekend to show their support for the ukrainian government. in town a local store was outfitting mariapol men to fight the rebels while in the next room women wove flags into camouflage nets. everyone racing for battle russia still seems determined to back. ukraine asked european leaders for help in standing up to russia on the weekend, but so far all those leaders have proposed are more sanctions perhaps later this week. margaret? >> perhaps. thank you, liz. a disappointing run for tony stewart in his first race back since striking and killing a fellow driver. the nascar champ called it quits about halfway through the race after his car became too damaged to continue. vicente arenas showed us how
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stewart's fans are sticking by him. he's at the atlanta motor speedway in hampton, georgia. good morning. >> reporter: after weeks in seclusion, the three-time sprint cup champion received a warm welcome back it's unfortunate that it happened. it's not his fault. >> there's no criminal charges. there's no reason for him not to come back in. >> reporter: he got off to a srong start. driving number 14, stewart gained ground early, moving into fourth until he and another driver collided. >> whoa. into the wall. >> reporter: after blowing his right front tire he eventually had to call it day. >> sorry, guys. >> reporter: stewart sat out three races, he says, out of respect for kevin ward's family. last month the two were battling for position on a dirt track
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course when ward spun out. ward walked onto the track and appeared to be pointing at stewart when stewart's car clipped him. the 20-year-old died of blunt force trauma. friday stewart made his first and only public comments about what happened. >> this has been one of the toughest tragedies i've ever had to deal with both professionally and personally, and this is something that will definitely affect my life forever. >> reporter: police say their investigation will take at least another two weeks. >> is it conceivable to think that maybe tony stewart was trying to scare kevin or throw a little bit of dirt on him? you can't rule that out but trying to prove it one way or the other is going to be extremely difficult. >> reporter: that was vicente arenas reporting. the family of comedian joan rivers saying they're keeping their fingers crossed this morning. rivers, who's 81 years old,
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remains hospital in new york in serious condition. she suffered card rack arrest while undergoing vocal surgery. the nfl's policy against domestic violence has been in place for less than a week now. this morning it's getting its first test after a player's arrest for apparent abuse of his pregnant fiancee. elaine quijano joins us with the nfl's next steps. good morning. >> good morning. ray mcdonald of the san francisco 49ers may serve time on the bench. many are seeing how the strict new policy will play out. with less than a week to go before the 49ers' season opener, defensive end ray mcdonald is making headlines for his arrest. mcdonald is now facing felony domestic violence charges after an incident at his home over the weekend. police arrived just before 3:00 a.m. where his pregnant fiancee
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showed bruises on her neck and arm. last thursday nfl commissioner roger goodell outlined suspension. >> if a player chokes a person or if a player repeatedly strike as person or if there's a weapon, a deadly weapon involved and the last thing if a woman is pregnant. a six-game suspension would be the bare minimum for ray mcdonald and we're looking at something probably in the eight to nine to ten-game range. >> goodell said in a statement domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. they are illegal. the latest case involved ray rice seen here back in february dragging his fiancee from the elevator in atlantic city. he was suspended for just two games. in the days following goodell was criticized by many saying the punishment was too lenient.
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it provides a test league for tougher new guidelines and mcdonald may face additional penalties from his own team. coach jim harbaugh is said to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. >> it's very possible he receives harsher punishment from the team than he does from the league. >> the 49ers have led in arrests over the last five years. if he's convicted of a felony, he could face time in prison. we're not just talking time on the bench. we're talking possible prison time. >> thanks. it's 19 minutes after the hour. ahead on "cbs this morning," college spsports moves
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good morning, everyone, i'm ukee washington, grief counselors will be at council rock high school south, to help students after three of their classmates were killed in a crash. the suv caring six teenagers overturned saturday morning, in paw talk township wayne county. ryan lesher, seamus digne, and cullen keffer died in that crashment all 315 year olds were set to enter their sophomore year of high school. cause of the crash is yesterday to be determined. katie has your forecast on your labor day, she is in the weather center good morning, everybody, happy labor day to you. happy enough to have scored a day off, out and about doing something outside, hitting the pool or beach, we have you covered. doesn't look like it will be totally dry day, but i think you can keep your outdoor plans. storm scan3 shows it, i think
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very well, in fact, even at this hour, still got little scattered variety, of very, very light showers. but later on today, much like what we saw yesterday, we will eventually see again scattered variety, but some additional showers and storms will likely start to fire up. just eye up to the sky. if you have outdoor plans, meanwhile look at this cool shot. 69 degrees outside cuts town area middle school, sun up, struggling through low-lying cloud cover, watch it, may have lingering fog issues headed into central pa. $20 should make good run at 09 in philadelphia tomorrow hot and steamy day, ukee, back to you. >> thank you, next update at clock five, a up next on cbs this morning, the man who created a tree that bears 40 different types of fruit.
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an epic miss at an american football game played in dub lick. a skydiver from central florida zipped by the stadium and landed on some railroad tracks. another's was picture perfect landing on the 50 yard lane and the nittany lions also won the game. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, a california dad is accused of planting drugs and trying to frame a pta volunteer. his defense? my wife made me do it. legal analyst rikki klieman's in studio 57 to show us how that strategy could pay off. plus a fruitful idea. a professor put more varieties on a single tree than you'll see
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in an entire grocery store. now they're popping up all around the country. that's ahead. "the st. louis-post dispatch" says manufacturers in ferguson, missouri, are now wearing body cameras. brown's killing at the hands of officer darryn wilson touched off weeks of violent protests. the department was criticized for lack of transparency in the wake of the shooting. about 50 body cameras were donated after the deadly confrontation. "the new york times" says president obama and nato leaders are expected to sign a major pledge against cyber attack this week. for the first time an attack on any of the 28 nato nations could be declared an attack on all of them but nato officials admit they have no idea how to strike back on computer attacks. the "washington post" says there's a buying frenzy.
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they were stopped in july as part of the sanctions against moscow for moving into ukraine. one maryland dealer sold out 36 hour after the ban went into effect. some customers bought up to ten rifles at a thousand dollars a piece at an investment. "usa today" says a kurdish oil tanking carried 100 million cargo vanished. it was 60 miles offshore off galveston when it disappeared from radar. that suit was denied last week. the coast guard says the ship may have moved beyond u.s. antennae or even turned off its transmitter. and the "houston chronicle" looks at a mocking tweet from the account of texas governor rick perry. perry says the tweet was not authorized. the twig criticized the democratic district attorney at the center of tperry's criminal
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indictment. he said he did not condone the original tweet. trial in a bizarre revenge plot against a pta volunteer continues tofrmt prosecutors say kent easter and his wife tried to frame kelly peters with a drug possession. police arrested peters but they quickly change third focus to the couple. >> kent easter was back in court thursday again facing charges of false imprisonment nearly a year after a jury deadlocked in his first trial. the charges stem from 2011 when he and his now estranged wife jill were arrested and accused of planting bag of marijuana, vicodin, and percocet, in the back seat of kelly peters' car. she was a volunteer at the same school as the easters' son and ran afoul of them in 2010. he then called the police and
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used a fake name and indian accent and alerted them to the drugs. on thursday they called jill the mastermind behind the incident and blamed her for planting the drugs. she pleaded guilty to false imprisonment last year and served 120 days in jail. if convicted her husband kent could face as much as three years behind bars. for "cbs this morning," carter evans, los angeles. >> and cbs news legal analyst rikky klieman is with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is an unbelievable case. can this defense actually work? >> well, in a first trial 1rks 1-1 for conviction, they got one. this is really what the defense is. it's not the defense that we thifrg of legally as duress, that is, somebody's holding a gun to your head or a necessity to avoid worse harm that you do a less harm. what he's saying is this. look. my wife called me or texted me. she asked me to call the police.
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i just simply said what she told me to say. >> but he said it with a fake name and an indian accent. >> well, that's juftz a little factor. one of the problems here is this couple had a complete breakdown in their own marriage in addition to the wives not liking each other. apparently the news came out the wife was having an fair, he wanted to keep his marriage together, and he's saying, whatever you want, dear, i'll do. i mean that often would not pass the straight face test as a defense but i think what happened here is if you had 11-1 and he says, well, i got one, maybe they go forward and say, i can get more. >> and yet they -- they had the texts between the two of them. they had phone calls. there's real evidence here. how is this case not closed a while ago? >> one would think one of two things would have happened. one would have thought he simply made the phone call. that would have been sufficient
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for conviction. the other thing is once it was 11-1 you would have thought there could have been a plea bargain. so either the d.a. said i'm going all the way with this or the defendant said, my wife did it, she's the master mooinld. i'm the submissive, she's the dominant, i'm going to go to trial. but it's a high risk game. he lost everything already. he can't practice law, can't make a living and now he's facing a maximum of three years in jail. >> it seems to be a pretty straightforward case but it's getting a lot of attention. >> unbelievable. comments keep flying around. part of this is this reality show, we're looking at orange county, the o.c. the other is tlink's a sociological factor here. we have seen sobehavior. they say he was being maltreated by the other parent.
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parents have escalated their behavior and this is about the worst of it. >> pretty bad. rikki, thank you very much. video game competitions are exploding in popularity. gaming tournaments now pack arenas, and millions of spectators follow the axion line. amazon recently paid nearly a billion dollars for broadcaster twist. here's how they're even offering athletic scholarships to gamers. >> this is what they think of with college athletics. hard hits, big plays, and fierce competition on the gridiron. but now the landscape of college sports is moving from the locker room to the living room. >> this is a varsity sport right here. >> reporter: gaming is now quickly becoming part of the college sports arena. at robert morris university in chicago, associate director curt melcher is now offering
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scholarships to video game users. >> how is sitting in front of a screen and punching buttons strategy? >> it's similar to sports. >> reporter: the scholarships, up to $19,000 a year could cover half the cost of tuition, room, and board. they could compete against other schools this fall as official varsity athletes. >> find the best players, form our teams, and go from there. >> uniforms? >> absolutely, uniforms. >> reporter: competitive gaming known as e-sports is booming. top pros can earn six figures, and just like traditional college sports the broadcasting in gaming is becoming big business. on streaming sites like twitch, 32 million people watched live as players competed in the championship of the multi-player fantasy game league of legends, an event that sold out the los
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angeles staples center. league of legends is one of the world's most popular games and the only game robert morris university will play. it will only go to 30 players. >> if anyone should get athletic scholarship for playing legends, it should be me. >> reporter: as they advance, the academic and corporate worlds are quick to press play. for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz, chicago. >> robert morris university will give out more than $500,000 to eathletes this fall. they'll have excuses next time they tell them to turn it off. >> ahead, jeff glor was the man branching out to create a new tree of life containing 40 fruits. >> that's what this tree is. an entire orchard in one. >> yes, yeah. actually it's a couple orchards in one.
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grow on trees. syracuse university sports teams are known as the orange, but jeff glor shoes us how a syracuse professor created way to put dozens of fruits all on one tree. >> reporter: his nursery is a workshop, laboratory, and easel also rolled into one. and here he's at work on his masterpiece, a single tree that grows 40 types of fruit. this springtime rendering of what the blossoms will look like is getting attention worldwide it's very flattering, amazing, and, yeah, it's also overwhelming. so there will be a variety of
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blossoms early. >> reporter: ben aiken, grew up on a farm in pennsylvania. a few years ago he learned new york's agricultural experiment station, a 125-year-old station was going to rip up its entire stone fruit orchards so he set out to find a home for varieties that traced back to thousands of years. >> when i started it was a matter of essentially collapsing an entire orchard down onto one tree. that was the practical application. >> that's what this tree is? an entire orchard in one. >> yeah. actually it's a cup, that is a european plum, this is an early laxton. >> an early laxton? >> yeah. from england, like 17th, 18th century. >> i feel historic. growing multiple stone fruits like peaches or plums on one
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tree is possible because what ben aiken does is graph a tree. >> you make a cut. you see how i cut it to make the two pieces line up. >> reporter: tricking a tree into adopting a new limb or in his case 40 of them. the tree has been growing for nine years. 14 have been installed around the country like this one at the center of campus. alive and edible. he says his project has grown beyond expectation. >> perfect. >> there's a pastor in norfolk, virginia, who did a sermon, and a big part of the sermon was using the tree of 40 fruits as a symbol, and to me that was amazing that it reached that far. >> there's something about it that's bib employ cal. >> oh, definitely. i liken it to the tree of life. it's the beginning of a story.
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>> reporter: it is also some pretty fascinating food for thought. for "cbs this morning," jeff glor, syracuse, new york. >> i love that story. that's really a beautiful tree. to whole idea is cool. >> maybe a taste test. i i'm a little jealous. new hope this morning for millions of americans with heart failure, plus we'll show you a major upset at the u.s. open,
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good morning, i'm erika von tiehlment check out time for the revel. shutting down its hotel operations at 11:00 this morning, the casino will shut down at 5:00 tomorrow morning, the $2.4 billion revel opened with great fanfare back in april, 2012, but never turned a profit. revel filed for bankruptcy twice. the showboat ceased operations yesterday afternoon after 27 years in business. >> last day of your long weaken, kate, a lot of folks hoping we don't get the kind of storms we had yesterday. >> i do think that's a very good possibility. you know what, yesterday, we didn't actually ends up with wash out. if you have outdoor plans, i think you can keep them. just a heads up, especially toward the afternoon and evening, much like yesterday,
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we're very likely it see fresh rounds of showers and thunderstorms rumble through. it will not be a wash out, scattered variety, so some of you might not get hit with a drop. but will be very steamy day regardless you can see activity already rolling on through. over i would say the next, say, half hour, 45 minutes, kent and sussex county delaware also going toned one some showers. but, the bulk of any activity we see today will likely happen this afternoon, evening, 90 meantime, our expected high in philadelphia, and a very quick check on your eyewitness weather seven day forecast, we should hit another 09 plus degree day tomorrow, humidity eases up by wednesday. >> thank you, next update at 8: 25, and next on cbs this morning, the youngest pilot to
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2014. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including the true story behind the creation of labor day. but first here's a look at this hour's "eye opener." >> anywhere from oklahoma all the way up through illinois, indiana, and into michigan. it won't be such great forecast. >> you know, i feel like it may not be one person. it may be a group of people and these may be photos that were put together over the course of months or years. >> a scare for passengers. >> his foreign policy is in absolute freefall.
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>> even though there are multiple diplomatic initiatives under way, ground war in ukraine does appear to be escalating. >> tony stewart! >> a disappointing run for tony stewart in his first race back. the nascar champ called it quits halfway through the race when his car became too damaged to continue. a california dad is accused of planting drugs and trying to frame a pta volunteer. his defense? my wife made me do it. >> that offer wow not pass the straight test. >> blue bird. okay. here's to you, pal. i'm anthony mason with margaret brennan. charlie gail and norah are off. happy labor day. winds of up to 90 miles an hour toppled trees in iowa this weekend in what's being called
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the worst storm there in two decades. >> and the storms also hammered the east. thousands scrambled for cover at an outdoor concert in philadelphia when lightning made a cameo appearance. meteorologist megan glaros of wbbm has more. good morning. >> good morning. not the best day for the forecast. it's all a cold front progressive eastward from iowa to now moving into illinois, indiana, and ohio. but the risk for severe weather today extends really from kansas to oklahoma all the way through michigan and ohio. main risks will be from damaging winds and hail. heavy downpours could play factor. time period will be latter afternoon early portion of the evening but we're looking at heavy downpours that could occur today. ite going go very warm and muggy along the east coast. 89 in d.c. today, 88 in new
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york. 81 for chicago. 101 in sacramento. look at the nation as a whole across the nation. it will be dry and beautiful across the west, hot in portions of texas. those dry conditions continue in the west obviously as they see some warmer weather. by the way, this is the first day of meteorological fall, the official first day of fall on the 21st of this month. here we go. anthony? >> end of summer. thank you so much. if labor day is like the rest of the summer in southern california, lifeguards won't be doing any relaxing. hot days and rough surf led to a record number of saves this year. as of last week, los angeles county lifeguards rescued nearly 10,000 people. that's more than double the number in all of 2012 and 2013 combined. and here's something to think about. the lifeguards keep so busy overtime has gone up in recent years, costing $1.5 million.
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>> thank your lifeguard when you're on the beach today. >> especially now. hollywood stars want their privacy saved but it might be too late after dozens of intimate private photos were apparently stolen in one of the biggest cyber attacks targeting celebrities. among the victims, oscar winner jennifer lawrence. hackers may have taken skplits images off of her cell phone by hacking a storage cloud. lawrence's publicist calls it a flagrant violation. actress mary elizabeth winstead also got hit. she tweeted, quote, knowing those photos were deleted long ago, i can only imagine the creepy effort that went into this. feeling for everyone who got hacked. a promising development this morning for the 6 million americans battling heart failure. a new study looks at an skpaermtal drug that could improve the quality of their lives. pills taken twice day are shown to lower the chances of death or hospital stays by about 20%.
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the pill is made of two medicines that block the effects of substances that hurt the heart. swiss drugmaker novartis wants the fda to approve the drug in the u.s. by the end of the year. two teenagers fell 30 feet from carnival ride in el paso, texas, late last night and one is seriously hurt. the other suffered minor injuries. the fire department rescues another passenger. witnesses tell our el paso affiliate that the ride door was not closed. those claims are unconfirmed as police investigate this morning. >> this labor day is no holiday at two of the famed hotel casinos. its casino folds tomorrow. michelle miller is here with the latest blow to the boardwalk. michelle, good morning. >> good morning. gambling was once credited with helping revive atlantic city but now the industry appears to be struggling to survive. the resort town started out the
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year with 12 casinos, but by the end of the month, that number could be down to eight. for 27 years the mardi gras-themed showboat has been a fixture on atlantic city's boardwalk and sunday it became another casualty of the losing streak hitting casinos here. >> it was a shocker for us. >> reporter: jo mary blanco is feeling double the impact. her husband is a showboat employee and she works at the nearby trump plaza set to close in two weeks. >> we've got to stay standing and keep going, you know. maybe other things can come up. i haven't figured out yet what we're going do. >> reporter: with four casinos shutting down this year, nearly 8,000 will be left out of work. that's nearly a quart of the city's casino employees. ronny downie will lose his job tomorrow. >> we're used to this. whether it's an economic storm
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or natural disaster, we know we have to all come together, work out the problems and get organized and move forward. >> reporter: don guardian is atlantic city's mayor. >> in the short time we're going to help with your immediate needs. unemployment, if you have health benefits, how long are those health benefit going last. >> reporter: but he's also focus on long-term solutions. with casino revenue plunging and outside competition rising, he's betting on a future that relies on more than just slots. >> if you look up and down, now you see more than families. there's kids here. they're going to the steel tier, the aquarium. the idea that the only reason you come to atlantic city is gambling is gone. >> it's expected to give way to one of the area's largest filngs for unemployment benefit this week, an undertaking so big, part of the city's convention center had to be booked to accommodate all the
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people. >> wow, that's a real blow to that city's economy. >> it is. >> all right. thank you, michelle. ahead on "cbs this morning," he's the youngest pilot ever to fly around the world. how
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wearing white after labor day isn't just a fashion no-no. historian kenneth c. davis is in our toyota green room to reveal the surprising origins of an american holiday. that's next on "cbs this morning." ♪
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this year marked the 120th anniversary of labor day. many americans are celebrating the unofficial end of summer with backyard barbecues, beach getaways, shopping, we're celebrating on the set with you this morning, anthony and i, but many of us have really lost sight of the real significance behind this national holiday.
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kenneth davis is the author of "don't know much about history." welcome back to studio 57. >> good morning. >> good morning. people sort of check this off as a long weekend, but what is this day really about? >> well, it started out with a picnic in new york city in 1882, but this is time when labor and work was no picnic. we're talking about people were six-day weeks, 12-hour days, there were no laws against child labor. labor in the late 19th century was hard, dirty, difficult, and dangerous, and every attempt to organize and to unionize was usually met with resistance, sometimes military resistance from the federal government. so it was a very difficult time to be a worker in many eric. >> so why did the government put that first monday in september on the calendar as a celebration? >> well, it was meant, first of all, in 1882, to become day to work for fair wages, fair working conditions, the end of
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child labor, and the government resisted that that whole time. and in 1894 there was a very violent strike against the pullman car company. six days after that strike ended because they used federal troops to put it down and a dozen workers died, president cleveland signed a labor day law into action. it was kind of a bone-tossing to america. we're not going to give you the hours that you want but we'll give you day off. >> so it was a politicaling at that had been building for more than a decade. >> it had been building for more than a decade from the end of the civil war to the turn of the century. there was another civil war in america. it was the war between working people and the companies they worked for. >> it was battle really for like the five-day workweek and the eight-hour workweek, right? >> those were all the immediate goals. they weren't realized until 1938 during the great depression under fdr.
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that was the first time we had child labor laws ending. we're not talking about children delivering newspapers and shining shoes. they were working in the factories, doing the dirtiest work, going into the smallest places in the coal mines. when we think about labor day, we enjoy it, have barbecue, but it was about a period of tremendous blood, sweat, and tears that we don't teach in our history books. >> you say there's actually real significance the idea you're not supposed to wear white after today. >> i see none of us is wearing white. i have a little. who could wear white in the summertime back then? well, you could only wear white if you were wealthy enough not wear white. working people didn't wear white. it was a summer thing that went away to a resort if you were the class that could do that. there were class distinctions about who could wear white. than the fashion industry caught
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on. after labor day because you've been wearing white all summer because you can afford to, we're going to have you buy other fashions. it lingered for a long time until it was a fashion statement. >> it was until people could afford a different wardrobe. >> that's right. >> kenneth c. davis, enjoy your labor day. >> you too. how a teen's lifelong passion took him on a historic journey. that's next on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places. he insisted on using the rain to save water. fourteen years ago, i insisted on buying our first prius. because like toyota, we both know there's a way to do things, and a way to do things even better. the prius. toyota, let's go places.
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♪ a surprise for shoppers at a mall in orlando. a local theater company burst into song saturday performing the arousing hit of one day more from "les miserables." you've got to wonder what the shoppers are thinking as they hear an uprising being planned. >> french uprising. >> there you go. >> not your average day at the mall. at a time teens are beginning to drive, matt g guthmiller started to fly. he did it alone.
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carter evans spoke with gugt miller about his historic journey. >> reporter: he flew 30,000 miles making 23 stops along five continents. along the way matt guthmiller was treated like a rock star for his record-breaking flight but he always heard what critics had to say. >> too risky or a spoiled rich brat going out and having a good time. >> what do you say to those people? >> not much. it was certainly a lot of fun, i had a good time and it was a lot of work. i hope what i did inspires other people to go out and do big things. >> he was inspired to fly a plane at an early age. first asking his parents to take him to airport cafes and then later asking for flight lessons. >> they leadlet me do this little flight but think they thought it with u going to be the end of it. >> he soon made a deal to get more time in the cockpit. >> i made arrangements with my dad.
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>> do you own car? >> no, i've never had a car. >> you have plane but no car. >> right. >> reporter: by the able of 17 he had his pilot's license and two years later leased this single-engine beach craft for his solo flight around the world. the m.i.t. student did his own plane maintenance. longer hours in the air meant additional fuel for him as well. how did you stay alert. >> basically caffeine and oreos. >> on a long leg how many sodas and oreos were you going through? >> there once -- i went through a couple whole rows of oreos. >> reporter: flying into the clouds was both beautiful and dangerous. air traffic controllers in other countries did not have the weather radar to help him navigate around thunderstorms. >> i had no idea, you know, which clouds are a little bit higher than where i'm at and which ones go up to 45,000 feet and break a plane apart. >> you're flying a plane that's
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not pressurized and does not have oxygen. you have a fairly low creel. you can't fly above clouds. >> plus, with a bunch of fuel it's hard to get up. >> shortly before that a student died after he crashed his plane after what guthmiller called the most difficult leg of his own journey. he flew from the same air strip and said the takeoff is challenge because of the heavy fuel load needed for the 16-hour stretch. in spite of the risks and've a fear of heights guthmiller succeeded in breaking the record and making money. he started his tech goal at the age of 12 and his goals are sky high. >> i think it would be cool to start the next apple but we'll see how that goes. >> aiming high, right? >> yeah. i guess that's how i look at everything. shoot for the stars, you get something good.
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>> reporter: for "cbs grief counselors will be available for students at council rock south today after three students killed in a crash. suv caring six teens overturned saturday morning in pawpack township wayne county. ryan lesher, seamus digne, and cull inch keffer died in the crash. all three were set to enter sophomore year of high school. cause of the crash has yet to be determined. check out time for atlantic city attraction, revel shutting down its operations at 11:00 this morning. casino portion will shut down at 5:00 o'clock tomorrow morning. more than 3,000 employees will lose their jobs. yesterday, showboat casino closed its doors after 27 years on the bore walkment trump plaza closes on
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september 16th. katie is in the weather center now with your forecast. >> overall, not too bad after forecast, tell you what, definately feels like summer, and we're going to be heating up, feeling the humidity, seeing at least some sunshine, now starting off on cloudy note depending on location right now, but give it time. we should get some sunshine. once again, fresh round of scattered showers and storms, will come along with, that storm scan3, actually, showing approach right now of one additional rounds of some locally heavy rain actually, i this i that's deftly going to clip in you kent county very likely roll on through, say, rehoboth, lewis, dewey beaches here before the morning is all said and done. but overall majority of us get some sunshine, then afternoon or evening shower or storm will rumble through. in philly we make real good run. valient effort toward 90 degrees today. once the sun starts to shine bit brighter. seventy-three our expected low, still the shower or storm around mainly in the evening, and tomorrow, looks very similar. heading into wednesday, thursday, and friday, yes, it is still hot. but it should and bit more comfortable for you as the
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humidity takes a bit of a break. ukee? >> thank you, next update at 8:55, up next on cbs this morning, why water makes us happy and healthy. for more local news weather traffic and sports we're on the "cw
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this is an example of the down side of drones. if you buy one, keep track of the battery. this drone in canada ran out of juice hovering over a lake and started sinking fast. the owner went out to savt from a watery fate. he was operating it for about 15 minutes when it gave out but he rescued it just in time. >> he just got that. in the meantime, welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up this half hour, lee child in our toyota green room. he shows us what readers can expect in his 19th adventure. plus, there's something in the water and that's a good thing. a marine biologist shows us the health benefits of anyone near blue water.
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that's ahead. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines from around the globe. daily news says people were secretly trained by the fbi. they learned about spying and code breaking. their name, wash tub. "the wall street journal" reports on one of the biggest shoe contracts ever. kevin durant agreed to stay with nike. the new deal could be worth50 million over the next 20 years hchl. he's the reigning mvp. under armour courted him this summer. the "washington post" says a high school baseball game went into extra, extra, extra innings. the game started thursday and ended on sunday morning after 50 innings. the teams were limited to 15 innings day. even more amazing, both starting pitchers went the distance.
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one threw 709 pitches, the other 689. the one team finally scored to win in the top of the fifth. those are sore oorms. >> they need big ice buckets. >> the courier journal says the sinkhole in the corvette museum will not be a permanent attraction. it swallowed eight sports cars. ever since the hole has become a tourist attraction all its own. the museum considered reserving a section of it for posterity but safety features made it too expensive. the "london times" says princess diana's wedding gown will be ginn ven to her sons. her will states her things can go to both sons when they turn
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30. william hit that milestone. prince harry reaches that in two weeks. >> best-selling author lee child is bringing him back for a 19th time in "personal." more than 70 million novels can be found in 19 countries. lee child, good morning. >> good morning. how are you. >> 19 books. now another episode for jack reach. what's up for him now? >> my dad was an irish man who loved to read. i'd see him selecting a new book. i said what are you looking for. he said i want the same but different. that's what i try to do. obviously it's the same. it's jack reacher. he's going to be in trouble. he's going to find hi way out of trouble. but for this one i thought let's show the old guy some glamor. so we've got some very glamorous locations in this book. first he starts out in arkansas. then he goes to paris, france. >> that's quite a journey.
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>> and then london, englabd. i thought, let's bring in an international aspect, find him a new passport so he can take the plane and see the world. he's looking for a rogue sniper. there has been an attempt on the president of france that has failed but it was from such an extraordinary distance that there's only a few guys in the world that could have made that shot. one of them is american, one of them is missing and reacher knew this guy from long ago, so they haul him in and said, you found him once, can you find him again. that's how the book starts. >> and you have some interesting thoughts,000 build suspension. i mean how do you do this 19 times? >> i think people overcomplicate it. the way to build suspense is to ask a question and not answer it. >> a tease. >> until the end of the book. >> we know about that. >> who is this guy, are they going to find him? what is he doing. >> we find out much later. that makes people read on. >> when you come back at this as
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many times as you have to, do you know what kind of plot you're going into? >> not at all. i know the feel of the book i want and i'm about to start writing the book for next year and i have no clue what it's going to be about. no idea at all. i'm going to write a couple of pages beginning today and i'll see what happened. >> i talked to another writer who got to 208 pages and then got stuck and couldn't finish. have you ever got stuck? >> i would hate that. that would be too inefficient. i have a detector in my head. i know if i'm going down the wrong road in a few words. 200 pages, that would be an awful lot of words to waste. >> you brought jack reacher to the big screen in 2012. come crui tom cruise played him. do you write them with the idea they could be on the big screen.
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>> i'm not. it could be a bad book or movie. i'm focused on the books. the book, there might be another one starting there. the movies are there, their versions. i work on the books. the books are always my product and the movies are their product. i say good luck to them. i'm fascinating watching how they do it. it's like getting an opinion from somebody else. it's like people saying, yeah, this is what we think of the book. that's fascinating in itself. >> you prefer not to stay involved. >> i like to be involved for the fun of it. it's fun, nice people, all very glamorous, yeah. >> but they're taking something of yours, lee, and they're putting a spin on it and it could affecture sales ultimately one way or the other. >> yeah, but every reader does the same thing essentially. this book, "personal" is coming out. the reader is going to read it. the reader is going to have an idea in their own head like everyone else in the world. if they like it, that's good. if they don't, that's a problem.
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it's not really different. the movie world has a take like the reader does. >> tom cruise again? >> yeah. >> we'll watch for the next film. and it goes on sale for tomorrow. we turn to a real mind bender, blue oceans. ben tracy talked to the author trying to show a real connection between water and our house and happiness. >> reporter: most of us know the feeling of calm we get when we're on, in, or just near the water. >> this is what you want if you're in the midst of a stressful week. you just want to hit that big blue reset button and get out here. >> reporter: james nickel is a marine biologist who lives on the coast in central, california. he spent much of his professional life trying to save endangering sea turtles. now he's exploring why humans
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have such a deep connection with the deep blue. >> there are all these cognitive and emotional benefits that we derive every time you spend time by water. >> reporter: nickels call it the "blue mind." did you worry initially they people were goijs to dismiss you as the guy from california, this is all touchy-feely? >> i did worry about that and i was by some people but once you get into it, it's chemistry, it's biology. it's physiology. it's deeply personal but it's also strong silence. >> reporter: the silence is still evolving but nichols work is getting attention. using brain imaging they have found that proximity to water floods the brain with feel good hormones sump as dope meerngs sayre tone anyone and ox toe sin, levels of the stress
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hormone cortisol actually dropped. scientists have also discovered the brain prefers the color blue above all others and water increases our ability it's human. it's about life. it's about
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today marks the 80th anniversary of the first pair of jeans made just for women. lady levis were a big hit back in 1934 and as john blackstone reports levi strauss continues looking for new ways to weave itself into customers' lives from styles to sports. >> reporter: two iconic brands, san francisco brands coming together. >> reporter: levi's has been putting its name on jeans for 140 years. now the familiar red tab will be worn by a stadium. fans are already naming this place. >> field of jeans, the denim
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dome, win one for the zipper. >> reporter: he bought the name rights of the new home for the san francisco 49ers for $220 million, a bargain he says. >> a super bowl spot last year went for $30 million. we're excited to have the super bowl here in 2016 and we'll probably have a couple more. >> reporter: and with a nod to silicon valley, expect to have a high-tech experience. >> you can come here with your ipad and i phone and not just order your drinks from the concession stand but you can command your own playback. >> reporter: for levi, the innovation doesn't stop at the stadium. >> we had lost our mojo and lost our relevance with consumers. >> reporter:burg was brought in three years ago to rebuild the brand after a 15-year slide. >> it's been around for a long time but it has to keep up with fashion. it missed boat for a while. >> we have lost the generation of 20-year-olds basically where
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we didn't fit the fashion trend. innovation is critical to our future. >> reporter: at levi's research and development lab named eureka, they are designing the fall line for 2015 and using science to give jeans that well worn look. this is the wear pattern that you're going to then impose on there. >> denim is aged with laser beams, watched with ozone gas. >> which is a powerful oxidizer that requires no water. >> reporter: and soaked with sweat. >> we have folks who sweat it into the bios. simulate it. test it on the fabric, bake it and see what impact it has over time on the fabric itself. >> reporter: the goal is to make jeans both fashionable and sustainable. >> we launched a product a couple of years ago called wasteless that had recycled bottles woven into the fabric
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itself. >> reporter: the company is still privately owned by the family of its founder levi strauss. bob ho bob hoss is the great, great grandchild. he's been the ceo for 15 years. >> it was you. i was happy to do that. wit as cute story about that. we propose thad we allow employees to come one day a week and -- dressed in our products, and we saw that the business didn't grind to a halt. andfrom that we realized there's a real opportunity here jean and marlon brando made jeans a symbol of rebel yont. bruce springsteen unknowingly sold millions after his "born in the usa" cover. the original jeans are locked in a vault. the combination, top secret.
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>> i'm going to open this vault. >> i won't look. >> don't look. this is about a half century of levi denims. we invented the but jean in 1873. this is one of the two oldest pairs in the world. >> what do you imagine the miner who wore these would have thought of the people today who buy their jeans already fashionably worn? >> i just think they'd laugh. they'd fall off their horses and fences and laugh. >> reporter: crooner bing crosby was a customer. in 1951 he was turn wade from a hotel for wearing a pair of jeans. >> reporter: so we made bing crosby a denim jean tuxedo. we'll have you try this on. >> i'll see how i look in bing's jacket. >> look at that. >> reporter: bing's jacket may not be a perfect fit for me but chipburg believes levi's stadium will be a perfect fit for the
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jeans maker. >> reporter: you're going to be looking around these 68,000 feets. >> looking for the red levi's tab on the backs of people's pants. >> john blackstone, cbs news, san francisco. >> who knew what went into blue jeans, laser beams no less. >> they've become such a staple from working out in the mines to red carpet. >> got to have a pair of blue jeans. >> you're watching "cbs this morning." stay with us.
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it's been fun spending labor day with you. now what we all need is a little blue water time, right? >> definitely, exactly. beach people. >> hope you all get to the beach. that does it for us.
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charlie, norah, and gayle will be back tom wolf. he'd be a different kind of governor. he served in the peace corps in india. and then got a phd from mit. and as a businessman he gives between 20 and 30 percent of his profits back to his employees. when he served as pennsylvania's secretary of revenue. he turned down the perks. and donated his government salary to charity he refused take a state car, he drove his old jeep instead. can't argue with that. tom wolf. he'd bring a fresh start to pennsylvania.
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm erika von tiehl. search is on for cause of fire that seriously damage add roxborough dry cleaners. the flames tore through the award at dry cleaners at ridge avenue and shurs lane early this morning. the family owned business has been in the neighborhood for decades. fortunately, there were no reports of any injuries. and, atlantic city's revel hotel casino begins its close closing process today, the hotel will close at 11:00 this morning, and the casino at 5:00 tomorrow morning. the showboat closed yesterday. the trump plaza will close its doors later on this month. atlantic city began the year with 12 casinos, but by summer's end, it will be down to eight taking with it nearly 8,000 jobs.
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all right, labor day, a lot of folks off from work today, hoping the grill, katie, how are we looking outside? >> overall keep our outdoor plans, that's the good news, problem is there likely be some showers. storms do erupt here later today not necessarily from system moving through, rather just we got the inches tonight work w here's what's happening. we take you out first and for most to this local zoom of storm scan3, you can actually see there are couple of showers moving into kent county specially i should say sussex county also clipping kent county in delaware. but generally this will be an afternoon and evening issue. more than anything, just the return flow around big area of high pressure, so, eventually this afternoon, evening, we heat up. we will feel the steam. trust me. that humidity get you. also a shower or storm along the way, we drop to 73 muggy degrees tonight. it will be a good excuse to finally turn the air conditioner on if you have yesterday to do so, and most of the week still very hot, we hit 92, steamy degrees tomorrow. very similar forecast, but by wednesday, though, still hot, it will feel bit more
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comfortable, not quite as humid. erika, back to you. >> thank you, that's "eyewitness news" for now, talk philly coming up at noon on cbs-3. i'm erika von tiehl. have a great morning. happy labor day.
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>> 3, 2, 1. >> here's what's breaking today in news in two on the doctors. >> how tainted water produced a brain eating ameea, what you need to did to protect yourself when swimming or taking a bath. >> it will shock you. >> hollywood mourns bn williams, and we look at the new drama that's about to hit the big screen. >> a look up close robiabout suicide. >> i am tired, you are the healthy one and i am your special needs kid! ♪ ♪ doctor, doctor gimme the news meet baby santiago. at first glance he looks like a happy young toddler, but he's a baby who's very sick. only 8 months old, he weighs >> the same as most 6-year-olds. dangerously overweight, volunteers stepped in to give him medieatment he