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good morning it is wednesday april 19th, 2017, welcome to cbs this morning. break news former nfl star aaron hernandez is found dead inside his prison cell. he committed suicide while serving time for murder. >> president trump claims victory in a georgia house race seen as a referendum on his presidency and new information reveals china gave ivanka trump's company a boost. and fox news is reportedly ready to cut ties with bill o'reilly over sexual harassment allegations. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world.
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>> former new england patriot's player aaron hernandez committed suicide in prison. he was serving a life stens for the murder of oden lloyd. >> aaron hernandez commits suicide overnight. >> massachusetts state police are now investigating. >> a closely watched special congressional election in georgia is heading for a run off. >> a victory for the ages. >> north korea aired footage that has missiles engulfing america in flames. americans be about a thermo nuclear war. >> you always have to be concerned. you don't know who you're dealing with. >> three people were shot to death in fresno, california. the gunman was arrested alt the scene. >> all three of the victims were white. >> we believe it is a hate crime. >> the nationwide search is over for a suspect that killed a cleveland man. >> steve stevens shot himself during a police chase in pennsylvania. >> like a coward. >> former president george h.w.
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bush is recovering from pneumonia and is in good spirits. >> several homes and cars were blooded after storms passed through. >> hang on tight fellow ear earthlings a huge astero dirks is going to fly right by the earth. >> how loud would that >> suck it from under the car. >> on cbs this morning. >> uniquely american day. tax day. >> the deadline for americans to file their taxes has come and gone. the only thing certain in life are death and taxes. >> it's the day that all americans but one release their tax records. it's a big deal. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go
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welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with ranking news. former nfl star aaron hernandez committed suicide overnight in a massachusetts prison. prison officials say the former new england patriots tight end was found in his cell and pronounced dead at a hospital. >> hernandez had just been acquitted friday in a 2012 double killing. he was already serving a life sentence for a murder in 2013. tony is here with the break story. >> the former patriots star was found hanging in his cell after 3:00 a.m. this morning. according to a statement from the massachusetts department of corrections officers tried life saving techniques and he was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour later. the 27-year-old hanged himself using a bed sheet attached to his cell window. he attempted to block the door
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with a number of items in his room. the police are still investigating. his death comes five days after he was acquitted of murdering two men in boston in 2012. his family has been notified. hernandez was serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of oden lloyd in 2013. >> thank you very much. >> georgia congressional race democrats tried to turn into a referendum on president trump is still up for grabs this morning. the two top vote getters will have a run off election in june. ossoff won 48% of the vote after getting millions of dollars from democrats around the country. president trump repeatedly tweeted against ossoff yesterday. he ended by calling the outcome a big r win with run off in georgia. glad to be of help. the 11 republican candidates combined got more votes than ossoff did but he told reporters they had shattered expectations. good morning.
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>> good morning. democrats were hoping to use this race to show they are pushing back successfully on donald trump and they threw everything they had at it. millions of dollars and armies of volunteers and while they got close they'll have to settle for the run off in june. >> standing in front of an energetic room of democrats john ossoff delivered what sounded like a victory speech. >> there is no doubt that this is already a victory for the ages. >> but the 30-year-old documentary film maker and former congressional aid failed to flip the six tuesday night. he'll have another shot in june. >> we reject fear and scapego scapegoating and division that we choose to love one another and to make things happen and to win. >> georgia's six districts located north of atlanta is a gop strong hold.
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it's been in republican hands since 1979 held first by newt gingrich for 20 years and then by tom price for the last 11 years. >> there he is. >> karen handle is hoping to keep it that way. former georgia secretary of state escaped a crowded republican field and finished 2nd to ossoff securing her spot in the run off. president trump weighed in on the race on twitter and robo calls. >> if you don't vote tomorrow ossoff will raise your taxes, destroy your health care and flood our country with illegal immigrants. >> but last night when asked about getting more help from the president, handle hesitated. >> he's a republican president so he has a vested interest in making sure that a republican holds the seat. >> do you want him to campaign for you? >> i'm going to figure all that out tomorrow. >> both sides are declaring victory. they nearly nabbed what should be a safe gop seat while
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republicans point out they held off ossoff despite his $8 million war chest and he won't have the benefit of 11 republican candidates all splitting the republican vote. >> to be continued for sure. thank you nancy. >> people were voting in georgia the president travelled to wisconsin, a state that was hugely important to him back in november. he visited a tool manufacturer to sign an executive order that he calls buy american hire american. it carried a message aimed at his blue collar supporter but that also contradicts decisions that the president made when he was ceo of the trump organization. the difference between president trump and business man trump. good morning. >> good morning. president trump does have a problem when it comes to preaching by american, hire american. it's the same problem he had as a candidate which of course means it can be overcome and a problem is this. when it comes to this issue, mr. trump's history can best be
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described as do as i say, not as i do. >> buy american and hire american. >> president trump travelled to wisconsin to draw attention to an executive order that reinforces existing law making sure they give priority to american made goods. >> we'll do everything in our power to make sure that more products are stamped with those wonderful words. made in the usa. >> the president's america first rhetoric does not match the reality of business practices that made him millions. many trump branded products are manufactured overseas. trump eyeglasses made in china. items from the trump home collection made in china. >> now where were these made. >> and david letterman asked about those in 2012? >> the ties are made in where. china. the ties are made in china. >> many outfits sold under the
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name of daughter and now white house aid ivanka are also manufactured abroad. mainly in china. ivanka trump no longer runs the company. >> we believe jobs must be offered to american workers first. >> the executive order also target the h-1b visa program. the white house argues that program undercuts american workers. mr. trump has used the visa program to hire foreign workers at his properties for many years. two months ago he applied for an h2b visa for his golf club outside of new york city n. 2015 we asked about then candidate trump's routine hiring of seasonal foreign workers. >> is it possible to hire american workers. >> it's very hard. they're not qualified and it's a seasonal job. >> he had done everything he could to hire american workers
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but they didn't want seasonal jobs that only lasted a few months. critics argue if mr. trump raised his wages those jobs would be more attractive to workers instead of the ones from roma nirks romania and haiti he tends to hire. >> vice president mike pence issued a threat overnight saying the sword stands ready for any threat. speaking on the u.s.s. ronald reagan aircraft carrier in japan. he said any response to north korea would be overwhelming and effective and he repeated all options are on the table. >> north korea state tv showed a mock missile attack on the united states. footage shows missiles reigning down on an american city and exploding in a massive fire ball. an american flag can be seen engulfed in flames. it was during a musical performance celebrating the birthday of north korea's founder. that's propaganda pure and
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simple. it's a very jarring image. former president george h.w. bush is recovering in a texas hospital from another bout with pneumonia. he had a recurrence of the illness he battled earlier this year. he was admitted for observation when he could not get rid of a persistent coach. omar is at the houston methodist hospital with the former president's recent health struggles. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, a spokesman says the former president is in good spirits and is being held for observation while he regains his strength. the 41st president had a mild case of pneumonia which was treated and has been resolved. bush spent 16 days in the hospital back in january for treatment of pneumonia. his wife, former first lady barbara bush was also hospitalized with bronchitis at the same time. she got better before he did. but refused to leave his side until he was out of intensive
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care. the last time bush 41 was seen in public was shortly after he was released from the last hospital stay. he did the coin toss at super bowl li which was here in houston. ten days ago former president bill clinton tweeted a picture of his visit with bush at his home in houston where they showed off the sox clinton brought as a gift. bush has been known for his collection of t patterned foot ware. president bush is the oldest living president and at this point we do not have a timetable on when he will be released. >> omar, thanks. the homeland security secretary says the threat of terrorism is just as high now as it was on 9/11. john kelly issued the warning yesterday at a speech. he says the fbi has active terror investigations in all 50 states. >> the threat to our american way of life has not diminished. in fact the threat has grown and
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the risk scoring position threatening us today in a way that's worse than we experienced today 16 years ago. >> the threat come from lone wolves inspired by isis and people with direct links to the group. >> police say it was racial hatred and not terrorism that was the likely motive behind a killing spree in fresno california. they say he shot and killed three people all of them white men and he was planning to shoot more people before he surrendered yesterday. carter evans is in fresno with the latest on the investigation. good morning. >> good morning. police say this all happened in less than two minutes with one man dying in the parking lot of the catholic charities organization right here. police say the gunman ran right down the street here seemingly opening fire at random. they say he's not a terrorist. instead he's a man motivated by hate. >> the shots range out late tuesday morning. 16 rounds. shot in four separate locations
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in 90 >> this is the man in custody. he first opened fire around 10:45 a.m. shooting a passenger in a struck that later died. he walked around the corner and fired at another man and then missed. he then claimed his second victim, reloaded and reached a catholic charities parking lot where a third man was shot and killed. all were white males ranging from 34 to 58. this cell phone video appears to show muhammad opening fire. this woman saw people trying to help the third victim. >> they tried to do they say he shouted god is great
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in arabic. >> we believe it is a hate cr e crime. >> police say muhammad recorded videos professing anti-white views. they issued a wanted bulletin for monuhammad in connection wi a shooting of a white security guard last week. >> he made a decision to himself that he wasn't going to go to jail for shooting a security guard. that he was going to kill as many people as he could and that's what he set out to do. >> police say he also pointed his resolver at two women with a 4-year-old child but they were latino and he did not open fire. thank you. ohio police say they have unanswered questions after an accused gunman killed himself. he posted video of a murder to facebook. steve stephens died after police chase in erie, pennsylvania.
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they recognized him from a nationwide alert. he posted several videos last weekend and they included the deadly shooting of 74-year-old robert godwin senior in cleveland on easter sunday. dean is in harborcreek. >> investigators received hundreds of tips but in the end it was an alert employees at this mcdonalds that helped police track the suspect down. >> i looked out and i'm like it sure does look a lot like him. >> he says one of his employees recognized steve stevens when he pulled up to the drive-thru and ordered chicken nuggets and fries. a female worker called pennsylvania state police while other employees stalled stephens. >> told him it was going to be a minute for his fries which it wasn't really. we were trying to make sure that she got in contact with the state police. >> behind the white ford fusion.
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>> surveillance videos taken from nearby businesses show part of the nearly two mile pursuit by police. they eventually bumped steven's ford fusion forcing him to lose control. as police closed in stephens shot and killed himself. >> was it a shot to the head? >> it's safe to say it's a shot to the head. >> a two day multistate manhunt started on sunday when police say stephens gunned down robert godwin senior at random. he posted video of the shooting and his reaction on facebook. this photo shows stephens in a west virginia casino days before the shooting. pennsylvania state police say they were monitoring casinos in their state while he was on the run. >> because mr. stephens was a gambler, we thought he may be close to the casino. we had our troopers on alert around the clark. >> we would prefer that it had not ended this way. >> investigators and those close to godwin agree stephen's
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suicide isn't the outcome they had hoped for. >> it ain't making me feel no better because he just took himself out like a coward. >> police have no idea how long stephens may have been in the area or where he was in the two days before they caught up to him. an autopsy on his body is expected to be performed later tod today. >> thank you. kudos to the people at mcdonald. mark zuckerberg addressed concerns about the role social media played in the killing of robert godwin senior. >> our hearts go out to the family and friends of robert godwin senior and we have a lot of work and we will keep doing all we can to prevent traj dislike this from happening. >> facebook is now reviewing processes to make sure that people can report the videos easily and quickly as possible. the video of the shooting was
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online for about two hours before it was taken down. it was viewed at least 22,000 times. >> bill o'reilly's two decade run at his top rated fox news show could soon be over. the decision about the cable star's future amid
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ivanka trump faces new questions about whether she is profiting from her white house job. what her company says about trademarks on the same day she dined with china's president. >> tomorrow the editor of time
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good morning, i'm rahel solomon. one fire fighter suffered minor injuries battling a fire in pennsauken earlier this morning. chopper three over zimmerman avenue where fire was called at 2:30 this morning, fire fighters struggled with a water supply issue, two families, and, investigators are now searching for a cause. now lets check the forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger. a cloudy, rainy day. >> we are going toned up with a little bit of a shower activity here, but overall mainly cloudy skies, cross the region as a whole, you can see right on the left-hand side of the screen, you have a hint of moisture bringing in a few scattered showers around the d.c. area, and i don't think we are looking at anymore of an isolated of showers today, and, unsettled, with showers and thunderstorms moving through, and we also warm up
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substantially by friday where we're cracking 80 degrees. >> all right, thanks very much we are seeing activity around 20th street, nfl draft, those closures, second phase started , ben franklin parkway between eakins oval and 20th inner lanes are closed, they will be closed through may second. head up. phase three starts monday. construction walt whitman head up, 70 eastbound westbound between penn avenue right lane block until 3:00 p.m. i will tweet that out as well, rahel. >> meisha, thank you. next update 7:55. up next this morning potential dangers of a large asteroid flying very close to planet earth. i'm rahel solomon. good
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on saturday they had a big military parade to celebrate what would have been kim jong un's grandfather's birthday. they do not screw around over there. the point of this is to inspire north korean's and scare everyone else. it is a little bit scary but if you change the music they're marching to its not scary at all. ♪ [ applause ] >> the kim jong un bop. >> haven't heard that in awhile. but change the music. a little happy with the tank.
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welcome back to cbs this morning. you might have heard that the u.s. navy aircraft carrier was heading toward north korea because of rising tension with the united states. president trump said we are sending an armada and the defense secretary said the carrier was on her way thereupon. well turns out the carrier was going somewhere else at the time. carl spent the weekend at a in a have exercise off the northwest coast of australia. well it is now on its way toward the korean peninsula and scheduled to arrive in about a week or so. >> here's a look at other big stories making headlines this morning. the washington post reports attorney general jeff sessions is pushing for aggressive law enforcement but havevanacies at justice department may change that. they're nominees for key positions but they have not been confirmed. they include deputy attorney
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general and the third highest ranking justice department official. >> usa today reports on a person believed to be the first so-called dreamer to be deported under president trump. the 23-year-old man was sent back to his native mexico in february. now he had lived in this country since he was 9 years old. his deportation goes against a pledge by president trump to keep president obama's immigrant protection program in place. yesterday's attorneys filed a lawsuit -- yesterday attorneys filed a lawsuit seeking information on this man's case. >> oklahoma now has plans for remembering today the site of a deadly bombing 22 years ago. 168 people were killed on this day at the federal building in oklahoma city. ben carson is scheduled to speak during the ceremony. >> new york's daily news said police appealed to the public on twitter for clues about the death of a prominent judge. the body of the 65-year-old was found last week in the hudson river. there is no evidence of
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criminalalty but investigators are calling the case suspicious because they do not know how she died. >> fox news is preparing to cut tie with bill o'reilly. fox news and the wall street journal are both controlled by the murdoch family. it comes amid growing sexual harassment allegations against bill o'reilly. an attorney claims he has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination. good morning. >> he announced he was taking a preplanned vacation. the question now is whether that vacation could become permanent. >> you are about to enter the no spin zone. >> but perhaps for not much longer as bill o'reilly's future at fox news appeared to grow increasingly uncertain on tuesd tuesday. >> new york magazine reports the
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murdoch family that controls fox news parent company 21st century fox is split on what to do about o'reil o'reilly. they are in favor of dismissing him but their father has resisted because as the magazine put it it would make him appear he was forced into a decision by the new york times. >> this say real test of whether or not rupert murdoch is going to let them run the company. the success of fox news was built on the shoulders of bill o'reilly. you add billions of dollars at stake and influence and power. >> on april 1st the new york times revealed o'reilly and fox paid up to $13 million to settle accusations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by o'reilly against five women. since then more than 50 major advertisers have pulled commercials from o'reilly's top rated program. and protestors have gathered outside of fox news headquaters calling for the host's firing. the pressure ramped up on tuesday when another woman who
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has remained anonymous reported new harassment allegations against o'reilly to 21st century fox. >> bill o'reilly worked near her. he would come by her desk when no one was around and make sexually inappropriate comments to her. >> an attorney calls the claim outrageous az and says they have uncovered a smear campaign bent on destroying o'reilly for political and financial reasons. >> he has a big voice in the culture and certainly on that network and it's not going to be easy for them to fill those sho shoes. >> 21st century fox declined to comment on all of this. following the resignation of the chairman last year amid similar allegations fox promised a zero tolerance policy of sexual harassment. >> thank you. we'll get a development on this in the next several days. >> we're going to know one way
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or the other very soon. >> ivanka trump faces questions about whether she is personally profiting from her white house role. the associated press reports the chinese government granted her company three new trademarks on april 6th. hours later she dined with the chinese president at her father's resort. how the president's daughter has struggled to settle concerns over potential conflicts of interest. good morning. >> good morning. so ivanka trump no longer runs her company but she's still the owner. >> ivanka trump sat three seats away from president xi. her daughter arabella even serenaded the chinese president and his wife in mandarin. there is no evidence that trademarks are part of any quid quo pro but the potential for the conflict of interest is there according to george w. bush's former chief ethics
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lawyer. >> our constitution prohibits a united states government office holder from accepting presents from foreign governments so these trademarks will have to be looked at carefully to make sure that they are routine trademarks. >> trademarks protect grants from copy cats and rip offs. ivanka trump's company filed at least 8 trademark applications in china last year. trump is immensely popular in the country and other businesses have been trying to profit from her name says the company president. in a statement she says it is our responsibility to diligently protect our trademark. trump's attorney added ivanka had no involvement with trademark applications submitted by the business. >> i have no involvement in it's management and oversight. >> ivanka stepped down in january. she told gayle king she left behind safe guards. >> i think by saying no deals with governmeforeign government.
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any new deal has to run through an independents ethics counsel and allows my team to continue to do their jobs but do so in a railro very restrained fashion. >> still her company got benefits from her white house tries. >> go buy it today everybody. you can find it online. >> traffic to trump's website jumped 814% over it's preinauguration average. >> now that also increased sales on another website. as for the new trademarks in china they will reportedly clear the way for her julie, bags, spa services all to be sold in a nation with more than $1.3 billion people. >> thank you. russia is expanding the military footprint to resource the artist circle. we'll take you inside a new base helping russia claim massive oil
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images of a new russian base at the top of the world are fuelling concerns about new tensions in the arctic. it's part of an expanding military presence in the region. the area is rich in oil and gas reserves. the complex is located at the edge of the arctic circle. jonathan is in london with how russia is racing to secure untapped resources. jonathan, good morning. >> good morning, with arctic sea ice melting thanks to riesing temperatures it's open for business. it's unclear who can lay stake
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to the territory but the kremlin knows how persuasive a show of force can be. >> president putin has never been one to turn down a pho photo op. they also previously released video of reindeer riding russian soilders. all of this part of the unveiling of the country's ground jewel. russia's military base located just outside of the arctic circle can house 150 troops and war planes. while parts of the base remain top secret the military offered up a virtual tour of the interior of the building. this comes as moscow moves to lay claim to the region's huge oil and gas reserves believed to be worth as much as $35 trillion. russia, the u.s., canada, denmark and norway have all been trying to assert jurisdiction
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over parts of the arctic. robert english is a former defense department policy analyst. >> we all stand to make money in the artist but of course this will all grind to a halt if we see a new arms race instead. >> while the u.s. has a military presence in the arctic there is concern that russia has pushed in recent years to expand it's own military capabilities there. the most significant build up in the region since the end of the cold war. secretary of defense james mattis addressed the issue during his confirmation hearings. >> what do you think russia is trying to achieve in the arctic with the massive military build up. >> i don't know. i believe however that we're going to have to figure it out. >> for now russia's flag seems to be firmly planted on the top of the world. >> and some u.s. senators have already called on the trump administration to grow it's presence in the arctic including building more ice breaking ships. russia is believed to have 40 of
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the vessels. the u.s. only has two. >> great reporting. a future battle front. >> that's exactly what it is. the conflict of russia is now global. every part of the earth including the top and the bottom. >> it's interesting to see russians riding reindeer. reindeer riding russias. that is an interesting image. >> you think about horseback calvary. >> or santa. >> a massive asteroid the size of 5.5 football fields is passing by earth this morning. you're still laughing. i'm talking about an asteroid. pay attention. >> i am but i said i digress and charlie goes yes. yes you have. i'm sorry, nora, please continue. go ahead. i'm listening. >> ahead why this close encounter of this asteroid is so significant and what nasa is
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. a woman is critically injured after she was struck by a police cruiser, cell phone video shows officers carrying woman in kensington yesterday. police say an officer was investigating another incident backed up his cruiser striking would the man. it is not clear if the victim was standing or sitting when she was hit. let's send it over to katie for the forecast. >> other all, jim we will see these cloud build in with time here today. there are a few place was bright sunshine more than anything, doesn't necessarily last you all day but outside to beach patrol headquarters overlooking the atlantic ocean and margate where more than anything we got sunshine at the moment. expected to see cloud build with time, some see a spotty shower, we will hit 64 and few additional round of showers and thunderstorms in the wings
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in the next couple days. they should be scattered, meisha. >> thanks very much for. that looking outside we are still looking busy, we have a fire here in delaware county ridge road, between blue bell avenue and route 452, use an alternate 95 or route 13 is your best bet. we have construction on route 70e and west between crop well road and penn avenue that right lane will be blocked until around 3:00 p.m. and construction on the walt whitman overnight closures between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. reduced to three lanes starting at 7:00 p.m. next update 8:25. coming up donald trump's alleged ties to russia and growing tension in north korea i'm jim donovan, make it a great day.
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it is wednesday april 19th, 2017. welcome back to cbs this morning. ahead a huge asteroid will fly past earth in the next few minutes. why it could be a wake up call for everyone. but first here is today's eye opener at 8:00. >> former nfl star aaron hernandez overnight in massachusetts. >> hernandez was serving a life sentence without parole for the murder of oden lloyd. >> president trump does have a problem when it comes to
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preaching buy american. it's do as i say, not as i do. >> the gunman ran right down the street here seemingly opening fire at random. they say he's not a terrorist. instead he's a man motivated by hate. a spokesman for the bush family says the former president is in good spirits and is being held for observation while he regains his strength. president bush is the oldest living president. >> some news coming out of the coachella music festival. a man was arrest there had over the weekend after it was discovered he had stolen over 100 smartphones at the festival. now look you're not going to get away with stealing phones. it's basically a selfie festival that happens to have music. >> former nfl star aaron hernandez committed suicide overnight in a massachusetts
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prison. the former new england patriots tight end was found hanging in his cell shortly after 3:00 this morning. he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 murder of oden lloyd. his death comes just five days after he was acquitted for the murders of two men in boston in 2012. >> prison officials say that hernandez hanged himself with a bed sheet attached to his cell window. he tried to block his door from the inside by jamming it with various items. hernandez played for the patriots from 2010 to 2012. the suicide comes as the patriots go to the white house today to celebrate the super bowl victory with president trump. >> president trump is claiming victory as an early referendum on his presidency. 30-year-old jon ossoff got the most vote with 48%. so now he'll face republican
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karen handle in a run off on june 20th. the president recorded a robo call to ask his supporters to vote against the democrat. mr. trump called her this morning. the congressional seat opened up when tom price became president trump's health and human services secretary. they hope to win the district for the first time in nearly 40 years. >> president trump says his administration will take bold new steps to buy american and hire american. the president signed an executive order at a tool manufacturers headquaters in wisconsin. the order reinforces existing laws to make federal agencies buy more american made goods. it also calls for changing in the h-1b visa program. >> right now they're awarded in a totally random lottery and that's wrong. instead they should be given to the most skilled and highest paid applicants and they should
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never ever be used to replace americans. no one can compete with american workers when given a fair and level playing field. >> he used a visa program to hire temporary and foreign workers at his properties for many years. >> the fbi used alleged contacts between president trump and russian agents as evidence for a secret surveillance warrant. sources confirmed to cbs news that the fbi obtained the dossier full of allegations that russian intelligence has compromising information about the president. >> it also claimed they had contact with carter page. the fbi asked a judge for a so-called fisc warrant to monitor page's communications. he
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with us is the ranking the allegations were accurate. were some of them accurate? were all of them accurate? were none of them accurate? it's something that we're looking into. it's not really something that i can discuss on this program but this is a matter of deep interest and concern for the committee. >> yes. absolutely relevant but again we have to see whether it could be substantiated. >> when do we expect another hearing from your committee? >> i'm happy to report our committee is back on track. we have a new republican lead. mike conway of texas. he is a very serious guy. we had a number of good conversations since he took the republican reigns. he is quite determined. >> into next week? >> well, we are in the process of agreeing on the first witnesses and --
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>> will he be called to testify. >> we're hoping so. >> why wouldn't it happen? >> it's not my decision alone. it's important that our committee not only do what we have to do in closed session but as much in open session as we can. bring the public along. otherwise if we go on for months and months and suddenly issue a report i don't think it will have the public's confidence if they haven't seen how we have proceeded with the investigation so i'm hoping where we can we do as much of this as possible in public. >> do you believe when president trump saw what he saw and said what he did about president susan rice?d seen something fro- >> i think and i'm speculating about the president's motive which is is a very tough thing to do but i think that he was looking to make an accusation to deflect attention from the issues involving the investigation and then forced to
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back it up and may have dispatched his staff to try to find something. >> she came in at that point when he was trying to back it up. >> it's important not to say that because there's no evidence on that particular charge. in fact they just reported -- >> we're talking about what the president was acting on. >> yeah. so ryan is reporting that he spoke with intelligence sources that said the names of trump associates were masked in those documents that nunes knew. can you clarify that? >> i can't go into the contents of any documents but i can say i think it was reckless of the president to make the accusation against his predecessor that he was illegally wiretapped by obama. it was reckless to accuse susan rice in engaging in criminality. they're not something that the president of the united states ought to do in any event, level
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these accusations so we as a part of our ordinary oversight look at issues of whether names were masked or unmasked properly. we're go to review all of that. we were doing that anyway even before the investigation but i don't think casually suggesting people are engaged in illegality makes sense for anyone to do and least of all the president of the united states. >> do you think what nunes did tainted the committee? >> it cast a real cloud over the committee. he made the right decision although i think it was a hard decision to step aside. we now have a fresh start and we have very much back to where we should have been to begin with before the whole white house thing so we are scheduling witnessing. we are agreeing on the process for how to interview them. we'll bring on how to request documents and we're also continuing the review of the classified documents so all of that is preceding the way it should and we're back to restoring the integrity of the
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investigation. >> you also see .380est information on north korea, correct? >> yes. >> north korea may now possess between 10 and 25 nuclear weapons and that's on top of u.s. estimates that they have the world's largest chemical weapons stock pile. can you confirm that? >> i can't confirm the specifics of it because that would require me to use information from a classified basis but i can say probably the most serious national security crisis this president is going to face is when the regime gets to the point where it can put a device on intercontinental ballistic missile. that point will probably come during this four year term of the president so that challenge is coming if something doesn't change and the key is china. getting china to crack down on north korea's programs. thus far china has only been willing to go through superficial efforts to do that.
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i think we can take steps to press upon china the need to do much more and it's not going to come from asking nicely or asking unnicely. i think what it will come with is an acceleration of the implementation of theater missile defense, a greater naval presence in the region and telling china we're going to have to impose secondary sanctions, that is sanctions on your banks for doing business with north korea if you don't act. these are steps they don't want to see happen. they don't want a greater presence by them in the region. we're going to have to do this to protect ourselves and our alabama lice a allies and maybe that gets china to act. >> is it tough to be able to militarize it. >> they're both a challenge but a challenge they're on the path to overcoming. they're making progress with their nuclear program and missile program that we have to
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reasonably expect that they will get there if things don't change. >> within four years you said. >> i believe so and prudently i think we have to expect so. it still may not be enough even if we get china's help but we need to explore every diplomatic possibility because i'll tell you, the military options are all terrible and it's part of the reason why the president is on very dangerous ground. >> when you he said he was sending an armada there and that turned out not to be the case. >> it turned out not to be the case because it's more than embarrassing because if the provocation of saying that caused the north to he react and we didn't have our capabilities in the region that would compound the problem but north korea can devastate seoul with conventional artillery. they don't need a nuclear weapon to do that so this is a very combustible situation and i think the president needs to be very careful not to either explicitly draw read lines he
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isn't able to keep up. >> hardly one for miscalculation. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. president trump's trillion dollar plan to fix our nation's infrastructure may hit some road blocks. ahead in rebuilding america, why some of the projects might end
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he is a i said what does this mean? you said well we're sitting ducks. i said that's a good way to start the morning. >> we're like deer caught in the headlines. this is a whooper of an asteroid. it's almost a mile across and if it were to land in your backyard it would ruin your day. >> how likely is that? >> well we need an insurance policy. every ten years they come barrelling right close to the earth missing us by a whisker and we are blissfully unaware of this. they don't hit us unless you have to wait a few centuries. so we're lulled to sleep but we need a insurance policy because one day it could have our name on it. >> what is an insurance policy. >> first a telescope that specifically identifies all of the near earth asteroids of
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which we have identified 14,000. there could be a million of them down to the size of a football field. first is a satellite that can take pictures and second we have no bruce willis to come to the rescue. there's no shuttle. >> we need to modify the booster rocket so that we can intercept one of these things if we can't depend upon hollywood to come to the rescue. >> no matter where you live. >> no matter where you live. >> remember these things are nation busters. they could take out england if it were to hit. that's the power of one of these asteroids, 10,000 hiroshima bombs. >> when you say close, how many miles are we talk about. >> four times the distance between the earth to the moon but in ten years time or so, in 2029 another asteroid that will
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come by that will go right through our atmosphere. it will go beneath our satellites. that's how close it will come in 2029 and again we're basically helpless. >> and what do you want people to do with this information. you say we're helpless. what do you want us to do? >> go get a telescope. >> on the internet you can watch it tonight on the internet. second of all, congress gives us the giggle factor we got to convince congress to fund projects where we can deflect asteroids like this. >> want to go over to his house. >> what are you doing to prepare the end of the world. >> thank you. a renowned american chef gave up his spotlight in the kitchen on the move to mexico. why anthony bourdain calls jeremiah tower the last magnificent in his new documentary. up next the mummy that waited
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song by prince is available this good morning, i'm rahel solomon. the museum of the american revolution opens today in olde city philadelphia museum opens up on the two forty-second anniversary of the shock heard around the world that started the war. former vice-president joe biden will deliver keynote address, museum takes visitors through country's journey through independent, artifacts displays and interactive activities. i for one am looking forward to it. lets get over to katie for a check of the forecast. katie said it will be a cloudy day. >> more than anything the cloud end up being leg ace of the forecast today, rahel but aim allowing for a shower in a couple spots, mostly eke out just a cloudy day and taking a look at storm scan you can see a little bit of moisture strike to creep in but just south of baltimore do you see how it as way. even on the building moisture in our atmosphere it is
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nothing more than just most isolated of showers we will fine. current temperature readings now flirting with or above 50 in many locations. chill in the air certainly but we expect a typical daytime high of 64 degrees and with that said, there are actual a killingsal shower chances down the road here, tomorrow and friday as well but look at trade off, very warm feeling again, like the early days of summer, by week's end. but not much longer. >> i know it, all right, thanks very much; we are looking outside at slow moving we have an accident here 422 eastbound near oaks pulled off to that far left shoulder but it is, snail's crawl pushing through there. we saw this fire ridge road closed between blue bell avenue and route 452, you will to have use an alternate 95 or route 13 your best bet there plus we have a slow moving schuylkill at boulevard here is, westbound to the vine, we will take you up 11 minutes and 18 minutes moving in the eastbound direction, rahel, over to you. >> our next update 8:55. ahead this morning, how a trillion dollars will be spent improving america's
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we will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels. >> we are going to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure and we're going to renew our country. >> it's not like we have a choice. we have no choice and we're going to do it and it also happens to mean jobs which is a good thing. >> president trump has long pledged to spend big on infrastructure. the plan might include public-private partnerships. ahead we'll show you howell they can work in our new series. we call it rebuilding america. welcome back to cbs this morning. >> now we're going to go into the green room because there they are. jeremiah tower. if you like good food and good eating and good cooking you should know jeremiah tower. >> but also there's a great
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friendship between him and a anthony. >> who is that guy sitting next to you? hello anthony bourdain. >> my great pal anthony bourdain. they're both joining us at the table in just a second. >> time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. the boston globe says adidas apologized for incense activity. they sent customers an e-mail yesterday to congratulate them for surviving the boston marathon. they reminded adidas of the bombing at the ago that killed three people. >> the boston globe reports official from the boston marathon have retired catherine switzer's bib number. she made history as the first woman to run the marathon 50 years ago. she ran the race again on monday at age 70. her number 261 will be retired to honor her commitment to running and social change.
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bravo. >> bravo indeed. we like her. the washington post reports on a ceremony at georgetown university. nora o'donnell's alma mater to dedicated a building in honor of slaves. >> behind me is isaac hawkins hall. >> the university and the group of catholic priests apologized. the building was remained for one of the 272 slaves. some of their descendants attended that ceremony. >> it's a good example of how the university dealt with itself past in a positive way and making up for them. >> the first thing they did was step forward to recognize and show that it's committed. >> yea georgetown. >> british telegraph reports prince william revealing he still feels shock over the death of his mother. he spoke in a new documentary
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about mental health issues. >> i feel 20 years later about my mother. i still have shock within me 20 years later. you think people say it can't last that long but it does. you never get over it. it's such a big moment in your life. >> william was 15 when princess diana died. he's lucky because he had a good support network for his mental health. >> i'm so glad they're talking about this after all of this time. it's really good to hear how they're feeling and how they're doing. >> people say too when you lose someone very close to you in a shock like that it never ends. >> prince ♪ >> deliverance is the title cut of the six track album. the tune is available right now on apple music.
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the whole album will be issued on friday on the one year anniversary of prince's death. the studio recordings date back to 2006. >> trump is promising major overhaul of america's infrastructure but his proposed trillion dollars might not be enough in a new series rebuilding america. we will look at several projects and the options to pay for them. they include public-private partnership which is are widely expected to play a big role in mr. trump's plans. in those partnerships fewer taxpayer dollars are needed because private picks up some of the cost. >> how these projects can work. >> virginia is a big believer in public-private partnerships and points to successes like the express lanes here along the belt way where a driver can choose to pay a toll to get around congestion. the successes have come with costly mistakes. >> every time you get into your
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car it's like c that. >> totally. >> her daily commute is taking a toll. whenever she leaves home she paying to use tunnels that used to be free. now she is thinking about moving elsewhere. >> you're spending $1,200 a year. >> yeah my biggest concern is is it going to effect how easy it is for me to sell my house. >> virginia agreed to a 58 year deal with a private company to modernize and expand the tunnels linking portsmouth and norfolk. two military towns separated by the elizabeth river. it can run a driver $5.25 each way. >> do you just get mad. >> yes i do. >> do you see a difference in people coming to town. >> yes i do. >> tony is the president of the business association and is a trump voter. >> they have become a stigma to the population of hampton roads mainly because of the fact that it's almost putting up a wall between two cities inside of one
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community to pony up 300 million extra dollars to buy down the polls. >> that project was a loser. >> great transportation project needed to be done. the infrastructure absolutely was needed. the way we financed it was not such a great deal to the common wealth of virginia. >> aubrey lane is the secretary of transportation and support public-private partnerships. their business deal is at accidenter of president trump's $1 trillion infrastructure plan. >> where does that work? >> heavily urbanized areas where there's the ability of congestion and people are willing to pay a price to get out of that. >> that's what is happening in northern virginia where express lanes have been added to unclog several freeways. drivers pay a toll to avoid
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traffic while helping ease congestion. >> we have found here on 95 that we have more capacity one way and people opting in. >> many infrastructure projects and 15 states do not allow them. is this tunnel project a cautionary tale for the trump administration? >> yes. i think that what is most important is they need to look very closely at how the project is being funded and at the end of the day, what are the taxpayers going to be responsible for under the arrangement that they make with these public private partnerships? >> after the tunnel project virginia changed the way they approached public-private partnerships. first the state must show that a private industry can deliver at a lower cost to taxpayers otherwise the state will do it
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itself. there is room to expand public-private partnerships in the u.s. they make up only about 1% of infrastructure projects here. in europe it's closer to 10%. >> thank you, chris. one of the most influential chefs in american cuisine might be someone you have never heard of but you should, his name is jeremiah tower and he's in our green room right now with anthony bourdain. ahead a new documentary highlighting his role as
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many people don't know his name. a new documentary aims to change that. he highlights the chef's career and long lasting impact. chef and tv host anthony bourdain executive produced the documentary. he did it out of a quote sense of rage and historical injustice that eem don't knpeople don't k contribution to american cuisine. >> you cannot begin to understand the impact on the food landscape.
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>> 1972, jeremiah tower walked through. everyone reluctantly that he put the place on the map. jeremiah tower's menus made it the place that everybody wanted to go. a complete reevaluation of not just american food and ingredients but food. >> power walked away after years in the spotlight. he left for a quite life in mexico. they also recently republished it in the new book start the fire. how i began a food revolution in america. jeremiah tower and anthony bourdain good morning. >> good morning. >> great to have them here. >> so anthony you call him the chuck berry of modern american cooking. tell us what you mean by that? >> he changed everything. he was somebody with a unique voice, a unique vision that came
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along and changed not just the way we eat. the way we looked at american ingredients and american sourcing and the role of the chef in the dining scene as suddenly the chef is someone you wanted to see in the dining room and whose opinion you wanted. >> and then stars that really transformed in many ways created the template the open kitchen. >> why do people not know more about jeremiah? i knew about him from something we have done together. >> victory is -- history is written by the victors. i think jeremiah wasn't around for awhile and allowed people to create out of laziness a narrative that persists and people became -- >> well, after 35 years of
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shaking 350 people's hands a day i decided i needed a little quite. just to balance all of that noise and then i wanted a little quite. >> jeremiah was so much more than that. in this documentary they describe you as -- listen. i fell in love with you. i did. i couldn't wait to meet you today. i said when is he coming. a darling, a sexy chef. men and women wanted to sleep with you. everybody in the room was grey was jeremiah was bright red. but you were also considered prickly and controversial in how you behaved in the kitchen. how did you see yourself back then. >> i would just have a glass of champagne. but when you're trying to do the best at every moment of every day and that sounds pretentious but actually that's what it takes in a good
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how could i if i were to make a rest rantd like that. >> but you literally walked in off the street and there's some controversy as to who really created the california cuisine. was it you or alice waters. you said look i created that menu. i created that food. >> well, one of the conditions i said we have to go the high road but on the other hand, the point is well made that she claimed to have done everything. but it's always team work and certainly the menus and so i decided as long as anthony said speak up i thought i would. >> so why are you back now? >> why am i back? well, you know, in order to meet all of you. >> do you want to go back in the kitchen? >> no,
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i thought okay i found a location there and i thought this is very possible. >> but you came back to do tavern on the green. anthony at the time you said holy -- why is he doing that? >> yeah. it's really one of the legendarily one of the hardest and most difficult jobs for a chef on the planet. it's something of a thankless mission. i think we were all astonish ed.
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>> i read the memoir and was outraged at an injustice of the history of california and new american cooking and the book also made me realize that hi been cooking dishes that were influenced by he and his work for much of my career without even knowing they were his work. it's the lobster or the >> so many of the restaurants i worked with had been directly effected and changed by the great innovator and i thought i'd like to step in and do what i can and correct the record. that was originally in the film. >> you did that. >> but also i think it's a great character story about what it takes to be a great chef and
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potential pear potential perils and costs. >> this is a guy that reads menus like books. you could see a story in a menu. >> right. >> you could do that. >> when i was 5 years old we were in sidney and i was allowed to go out with my parents because it was dark and i would fall asleep at the table but i would learn, my game was to be able to read the frenchmen you. >> your game was being great with food. >> get back in the kitchen jeremiah. get back. >> well done. >> never gave up. >> right charlie. >> that's the motto. never give up. >> we should listen. >> yeah. >> jeremiah tower. in theaters friday. you can hear more of our cbs this morning on our podcast. find extended interviews and podcast originals on itunes. podcast originals on itunes. yo♪ re watching cbs this ♪
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good morning, everyone i'm jim donovan. two families are forced from their homes wye a early morning fire in camden county. those families are now in the care of the red cross, fire fighters struggled with the water supply issue at the scene that was on zimmerman avenue in pennsauken. one fire fighter suffered a minor ankle injury, investigators are searching for a cause for that blaze. lets turn to katie for today's weather. >> today will end up being more cloudy then anything, we have more moisture working in the atmosphere but if we see wet weather at all it is spotty, perhaps we will see a shower but we will take a quick move toward our live neighborhood network, lots of cloud, outside junior/senior high school here in bernville in berks county but by comparison in rehoboth beach it is bright, sunny. it is just depending where you
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are kind of cloud cover you have. but with that said our temperatures should end up typical here today, flirting with 50 in many locations say for mountains right now and moving forward we will expect a high of 64. tomorrow and friday warming up big time but come with the trade off of a couple showers and thunderstorms. saturday not bad but already a new system moving in so as early as saturday night and sunday period of chilly rain are set to return. meisha. >> katie, thank very much for that. we are pretty active on the roadway. we have an accident 422 eastbound near oaks, pulled off to the far left shoulder, a snail's crawl through there and causing backups. backup eastbound approaching oaks, heading up we will have gaper delay and neighbors tapping on the brakes in front head up. world of mass transit we have delays market frankford line westbound train was taken on it of inspection and repairs. give yourself extra time around that area 95 south at cottman pushing in the southbound direction toward center city still very slow there as well, jim, over to you. thanks, meisha, that is
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