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>> 4:30 a.m., have a great one 23478 captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is wednesday, september 13th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida is struggling with one of the largest pow outages in u.s. history. more than 14 million people are without power since hurricane irma. many will have to sur vibe for more than ten days. where irna made landfall. residents face total devastation. plus what they're doing to help those in northern caribbean where conditions are dire. president trump is trying to get things rolls. we'll talk with one of the three
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democrats at the table. and apple says the new iphone x says it costs $1,000. is it worth the price? but we begin today's "eye opener" with your world in 90 seconds. >> there's no electricity, no air conditioning, no water. >> this is a housing crisis. >> absolutely devastation and broken hearts. >> millions are without power, but the worst damage was done in the florida keys. >> lit take everything we have but not take away our spirit and our heart. >> the president is working on tax reform hashing out a plan over din were three democrats. >> the president doesn't get to wave a magic wond. >> north korea stressing in strongest words -- >> those sanctions are nothing compared to what ultimately will have to happen. big news.
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apple announced the new iphone x. >> experts say it's going to revolutionalize the normal of the person standing right next to us. >> two astronauts arrive at the space station. pictures and hugs all around. >> all that -- >> throws, ball game. a record-tying night in cleveland! they have won 20 in a row. >> -- all and that matters -- >> a nun surrounded by downed trees takes matters into her own hand. >> sister margaret ann helping in the cleanup. the meek shall inherit the earth but not until the bold clear the brush. >> -- on "cbs this morning." >> america, this is your time to shine. >> please, give what you can. >> do not give up hope. we cannot get tired of doing good work. let's make this happen so these people can just keep living,
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huh? >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." florida is starting to get a grip on the massive recovery effort after hurricane irma. the focus is on ends one of the worst power outages in american history. >> at the height of the storm more than 6.2 million businesses and homes had no electricity. this morning it's cut to 4.4 million. many could remain in the dark for the next ten days. >> that's a long time. more than 50,000 utility crews are working to fix the power lines. right now mark is working with crews in miami. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. since irma hit, restoring power has been the biggest challenge for florida. for fpl, the response has been
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huge. this is the biggest staging area in south florida. across the state there are 20,000 linemen from 31 states in canada. they're working 24/7 to restore power as they plead with people for patience. one line at a time. utility crews are working around the clock to restore electricity to million os people who have been in the dark since irma swept through the state. >> this is the first time in our country's history that we've had all 35 counties, all square miles of our service territory h hit. >> reporter: they had over 4 million people who lost power. even though they spent $3 billion to harden its infrastructure after hurricane wilma in 2005 knocked out 3 million. >> the storm hardening has made an absolute difference. we haven't seen the kind of
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structural damage that we saw during wilma. >> reporter: fpl says they should have power back by the weekend but in the harder hit west coast, full restoration won't be complete until september 22nd, nearly two weeks after irma hit. widespread outages means water and sanitation conditions are down. there's no air conditioning in the 93-degree florida heat and humidity and traffic light outages due to power are creating chaos on the road. >> it's not very pleasant, i el tell you that. >> vincent and his wife have been without power since sunday night. >> we take a lot of medication. we keep it where we can see it. they don't give much information you know. we don't know when it will be on. >> reporter: linemen are working 16-hour shifts to restore power to families look the chapmans. next week will be another lock one. and without electricity, there's also a real scramble to find an
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open gas station. without electricity, there's no power for the pumps and people can drive around for hours looking for gas. >> that's very frustrating. port everglades and port tampa bay are reopening the allow tankers to deliver like this one. there are many filling stations still running on empty. the gasbuddy app says 62% of the stations don't have fuel. in miami and tampa they're improving but only half are operating. >> the keys are by far the worst hit. fema estimates one-quarter of the homes were destroy. business openers and residents in tupper keys were allowed to return yesterday. the western two-third of the island chain still off limits. that includes ramrod key close to the spot where irma made landfall. elaine quijano of cbsn is there.
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>> reporter: good morning, charlie. irma slammed into this area as a category 4 hurricane with 130-mile-per-hour winds. search and rescue teams have been going door to door in an effort to find any victims. the homes that you see here destroy. this is just one example of irma's destruction. the sheriff's office says so far there have been no casualties. one of every four. that's how many homes in the florida keys fema says are destroy. another 65% suffered major damage. >> here in the keys, you saw the pictures. the trailer parks, it's like everybody tipped everything over. >> reporter: three airports remain open but only to emergency flights. about 70% of the keys are without power. cell phone and internet power is almost nonexistent. he hasn't been able to tell his
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family he's safe. >> reporter: you haven't been able to tell anybody you're safe. >> no. >> reporter: what's it like? >> i mean what's it like to them. >> reporter: simone own this dockside bar. she said rebuilding could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. she's concentrating on her other restaurants in town where they're cooking for first responders. >> a lot of people come here. they're not born here. their friends become their family. >> reporter: friends like carl who rode out the storm in her condo. he was able to post on facebook everybody was okay. >> that's what it's all about.
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>> reporter: simone was able to access the internet at the emergency operation center in marathon. now u.s. route 1 is not yet fully open, however, the entire highway including all 42 bridges have been inspected by florida didn't of transportation officials who say that u.s. 1 is now safe for travel. norah? >> thank you, elaine. people in florida face another danger in the aftermath of the storm. carbon monoxide poisoning. three members of an orlando family were kill and three others were hospitalized rescuers found a portable gasoline generator running inside their home. in jacksonville people were found widespread flooding. some neighborhoods are impassable. some could not reach their homes to assess the damagele the mayor said it could take weeks for the water to recede. crews rescued 3 f 5 people during the record flooding.
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president trump will go to florida tomorrow to survey the damage. yesterday he hosted dinner at the white house with a bipartisan group of senators. they spoke about moving forward with an overhaul of the tax cold. major garrett is at the white house with a push for the major deal. good morning. >> good morning. three republicans, and three democrats. who were they? all of them came here because they're up for re-election next year and at least they are theoretically in favor of the president's push to slash individual and corporate income tax rates. this bipartisan push is symbolic at least for now. the true test will come when the details emerge and the votes are counted. between now and then the president says he'll spend one day every week on the road this fall trying to build momentum for tax reform. the president also yesterday
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dispatched vice president pence, the secretary treasurer steve mnuchin, and gary cohn to reassure republicans they're still part of the process. the push will continue today, norah, what some med real house of representatives come over to continue the conversations about tax reform. >> all right, major, thank you so much. ing. >> crystal mcdowell vanished on her way to pick up their children and take them to safety before the storm. steve mcdowell now charged with her murder. he went before a judge yesterday. the 44-year-old is being held on a half a $500,000 bond. omar villafranca went to baytown. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. investigators believe her husband strangled her in his
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home with her two young children still inside. wearing shackles, steven mcdowell seemed to hold back tears as he appeared in court for the very first time. chambers county sheriff's brian hawthorn admitted he strangled his ex-wife crystal and led investigators to her body. >> it took a number of different interviews, you know, before he confessed. >> reporter: one day before hurricane harvey hit in southeast texas on august 25th, crystal texted her boyfriend paul hargrave to say she was on her way to pick up her children. no traffic today. you are so sweet. >> i knew something was wrong. because of the conversations we had had about her ex-husband, i was a bit concerned when i didn't get a reply back. >> reporter: mcdowell was staying at her ex's house because her home was being
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renovated. their children ages 5 and 8 were also staying there. mcdowell's car was found abandoned in this flooded motel 6 parking lot three days after she vanished. >> the cops were here busting in doors to find out where this lady was. >> reporter: police finally low indicated the 37-year-old's body. mcdowell's unz kel jeff walters reported her missing. >> her parents died when she was young, and i guess i'm the closest one to her in the family. she's like my daughter. >> reporter: the sheriff does not believe that her children actually witnessed her death. they're now in custody of some other relatives. her autopsy was performed yesterday and right now we still don't have a motive. charlie? >> oh, omar, >> she did yesterday in new york at 88. in a land mark case, windsor
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challenged the marriage act. that blocked lesbian and gay couples from receiving the same benefits as married couple. jan crawford is with us. she spoke to her in 2013. >> reporter: her case marked history. when i talked to her back in 2013 we discussed her case, her love for her late wife, and her legacy. >> it was a great love affair. that's all i know to say about it. it was everything. >> reporter: edy spent her in the 1960s. they spejts 40 years together, waiting for the right to marry. >> we didn't have the managic of the word. >> right. >> of the marriage. you had the happily ever after
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but not the marriage. >> right. >> the couple decided to marry legally in canada. two years later speier died leaving her estate to windsor, but the federal government said windsor owed more than $360,000 in inheritance taxes because under federal law she was not considered married. windsor took it up with the courts and in 2013 she won. the supreme court struck down the core of the defensive marriage act giving same sex couples the same federal benefits as straight couples. >> children born today will grow up in a world without doma, and those same children who happen to be gay will be free to love and get married. this was our 40th anniversary. >> reporter: in 2013 windsor told me she had a good life. >> i asked young people, don't
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postpone joy. and if bad things happen, you deal with them when they happen. >> reporter: now two years after her victory, the supreme court made same sex legal across america. edy wind sore's story shows in this country, one person can change history for all. norah? >> jan, so well said. one person can change history. >> don't postpone joy. >> we all had a reaction for that. obama said something so small in stature had made such big changes for this country. >> and it's a reminder about the laws of human beings. >> but, charlie, the line, don't postpone joy. apple's new flagship iphone is the most expensive phone it's ever produced. the tech giant brought out its new i phone. it introduced two lesser expensive models and updated its smart watch and tv.
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job black skoen is at its new headquarters in cupertino with why the phone is already facing some criticism. john, e want to hear all about it. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the brand-new building behind me is apple's new steve jobs theater. it's the company where the iphone x was made. it has facial recognition, new wiring, and better picture, but is all that worth the hefty price tag. inside the sleeve new steve jobs theater, iphone x was looking to score a perfect ten. ten years after the phone, the iphone ten was unveiled. apple has created a larger edge-to-edge screen and the phone is now designed for
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wireless charging but some experts question whether the innovations go far enough. >> the iphone ten still feels like an iphone. >> reporter: the x costs twice what it originally did. >> that's a lot of money. >> yeah. even the ones that apple makes, what are you getting? i don't think a lot of people are going to go for that. >> reporter: apple unveiled the lightly less expensive 8 and 8 plus with improved cameras and speakers. there's a lot at stake to the company. customers bought more than 1.2 billion iphones in the past decade. but many passed on the iphone 7 because it was too similar to the 6. and apple's revenues fell for the first time sense 2001. they have already made so many giant strides. >> it feels more like
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incremental steps than something introduced that's brand-new and completely different. >> apple is focused on the wearables market. the watch will no longer need to be paired with a phone. it will have its own self-service built in. so the age of the two-way wrist communicator may finally be here. >> all right. john blackstone. anybody at the table going to get the iphone x? you, charlie rose. >> at some point. you can't do anything great without somebody criticizing you. it's the next step. it's expensive, but they're making innovations. >> i hear you, norah, i hear you. americans hundreds of miles from florida are suffering. we'll tack take you to one of the u.s. virgin islands where
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ahead, senat good morning, everyone i'm jan carabao. is there a preliminary hearing this morning, for the man who surrendered in connection with a deadly hit/run. a woman was killed when she was hit by a white suv in center city august 6th. striking vehicle was later found in delaware county. thirty-five year-old brendan hey now faces involuntary manslaughter and other charges now to the eyewitness weather forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger, hi there, katie. >> good morning, jan. today end up being unsettled day. we will see showers moving through primarily through middle part of the day but for now we have building cloud. half and half sky, cool shot outside kutztown middle school gray skies skewing that beautiful sunrise that we experienced out this way. a lot of other places too.
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just watch for a few showers to come through in scattered fashion midday. tomorrow more widespread and happen anytime. at best just to keep umbrella on stand by for next few days, meisha. >> and we're still looking busy, we can expect it now, even only 7:30. schuylkill westbound accident approaching king of prussia that has been since cleared but it is still very busy. give yourself extra time. also an accident in pennsauken , new jersey. 130 southbound closed at drexel avenue, you will to use result 38 or river road ace your best bet, 4 miles an hour jan, back over to you. our next update 7:55. next up, on cbs this morning a look at the hurricane damage in the u.s. virgin islands, in the u.s. virgin islands, i'm jan carabao, have a great countless patients. countless ailments. in the u.s. virgin islands, i'm jan carabao, have a great countless hours. and guess what? you can handle it all. be a leader in your field with a bsn from strayer university. a nursing program created by and for nurses. let's get it, nurses.
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♪ we all need somebody to lean on ♪ ♪ we all need somebody to lean on ♪ >> this is steve i have wonder. he opened the television show with "lean on me." victoria white is singing. she lifted the spirits o people in the shelters after hurricane harvey. remember she would bust out in spontaneous song. they've raised more than $14 million for hurricane victims,
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artists, athletes, and hollywood celebrities manned the phone banks. we were on the phones here in new york. >> it's going to benefit those of hurricane harvey and irma. you can still give by texting to 80077 or go to the website. it was interesting. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i got so many people from all over the country who sid i just wanted to help. i didn't know people. did you talk to people? >> indeed. absolutely. same thing. they just want to help. i don't have a lot of money, but those people don't have their houses and they don't know what's going to happen to them and i want to contribute. >> that's what i kept hearing, too. they would say i only gave $10. i said don't say i only gave $10. they wanted to give because they're in a house with hot and
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cold running water. >> were they excited when you said you're charlie rose? >> as you know, they said, can i speak to oprah? >> she's not here, she's in los angeles. at least 37 people were killed in the caribbean. st. john, one of the islands, may have had some of the worst impact. this morning he's in san juan, puerto rico. tony, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. san juan has become a lifeline between here and the u.s. virgin islands. we followed it where it looks like wind sore. it's not a lush tropical island. everything is brown and the damage is nearly atomic. at cruz bay which should be bustling with tourists, it's mostly evacuated. tick a look. >> we need to let everybody know
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how bad it is here. >> reporter: tommy is from boston and made home at st. jon. >> we're totally devastated. we lost home, roofs, vehicles. >> reporter: what does your home look like? >> it's gone. yeah, it's gone. >> reporter: virgin hit the islands with a category 5 hurricane with 150-mile-per-hour winds. it changed the landscape of st. john, stripping the hills off trees. as we sailed in, we saw that even the u.s. customs office was a total loss. it is a ghost town in an area that would typically be bustling with tourists. the u.s. navy is here. nearly every building on the island is damaged or destroy and this is what an advance team
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from fema saw tuesday when they surveyed the island for a command post. >> you're sure there's nothing left on the island except this building. >> this is the only billing left standing that is usable. you live here it's your island. >> it's your island also. >> it's your home. >> guess what? we're down but not out. >> reporter: tommy young told me he's grateful even if his next steps are unclear. >> there are people like myself who have lost everything. the clothes on my back are from others. >> reporter: these are borrowed. >> yeah. >> reporter: what's it going to take for you to get back on your feet? >> lot os prayers, just some time. lots of healing. >> reporter: now, there is good news. you saw the navy is there now. fema is on the ground now. there are ferries armed with
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guards to make sure the resources get where they need to go moving from st. thomas to st. john. no matter how you look at it, this is going to be a recovery measured in years but recovery will come. paradise will be back. charlie? >> thank you, tony. "the seattle times" reports on the resignation of sart mater ed murray over childhood sexual allegations. his cousin accused him of abusing him decades ago. murray has denied the allegations. the "washington post" reports on senator ted cruz blaming a staffing issue for his twitter feed liking an explicit porn video. cruz said several have access to his account and it was an inadvertent mistake. cruz wasn't sure who it was or
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if it was a mistake. paola garcia who's in the daca program said a friend posted her online and said, report this, illegal. she said that led to harassment and her school refused to help. vladimir duthiers is here from cbsn. good morning. >> good morning. 20-year-old paola garcia was born in mexico. her parents brought her to the u.s. when she was 2 years old. now with president trump threatening to end the program for immigrant children, garcia is worried about eventual deportation. >> my name is paola garcia. >> reporter: in an emotional i have owe posted to youtube, she's concerned about her future. >> i'm undocumented and a
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recipient of daca. she said it was her undocumented status that prompted her classmate to target her on social media. ragg appeared to put this. everyone go report this all legal at school bragging about violating the law. >> he took my personal information. >> reporter: garcia said she received a number of hateful messages from strangers. she reached out to the school but said her request for action went unanswered. >> i was told by them that his actions did not violate school policy because he only recommendation. >> reporter: the spokesman would not comment on specificings but the school does not condone
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harassment. >> we 100% do not tolerate that on our campus. >> i have a great heart for the folks we're talking about. >> reporter: last week president trump talked about fazing it out, urging congress to find a replacement in six months. >> this does not mean they're bad people. it means we're properly enforcing our laws as congress has passed them. >> president trump said those protected under daca have nothing to worry about during the six-month period. garcia said the university has offered support, offering to meet with ragg and her. cbs reach out to ragg on the story and have yet to bhaerk. she came to the country when she was only 2 years old, that is the very definition of a d.r.e.a.m.er. a death raises questions of the deaths of two girls 40 years
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a convicted criminal pleaded guilty twoefr sisters who disappeared from a shopping mall in 1975. the mystery rattled the region and sent fear through the community. lloyd lee welch a former carnival worker will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. chip reid has more. many people remember this story 40 years later. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was just an ordinary day 40 years ago when the girls walked from home to this nearby home. their mother said be home by
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4:00 p.m. but they refr returned. for this community, their disappearances still a painful memory. investigators canvassed neighborhoods by air and on the ground after 10-year-old katherine and 12-year-old sheila disappeared but it turned into dead ends and turned into a cold case. >> the girls were never found. there was no crime scene, no evidence. >> reporter: he said many were haunted by the case and four years ago they started to take a fresh look. >> they said, wait a minute, wa there's something here, there's something here. >> reporter: they had a composite sketch of a man with long hair. a person said he was staring at the girls. welch came into the police station shortly after the girls
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disappeared and offered misleading information. officers discounted him and thought he was treeing to get the reward money. 40 years later welch was in a delaware jail convict of sexually assault as 10-year-old girl. detective mark janney spent 24 hours interrogating the man he called a monster. >> reporter: he has no compassion, no humanity, and he's right where he needs to be. >> reporter: welch confessed he lured the two sisters into a vehicle and witnessed someone sexually assault one and murder katherine. he said he then brought katherine's body to bedford, virginia, where his family had property. on tuesday welch pled guilty in bedford two two counts of first-degree murder. but they say he never admitted to killing the girl and did not act alone. the final resting place of sheila is still unloan.
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the lyon family offer their thanks to the unit. >> they have treated sheila and kate as if they were their own sisters or daughters. >> reporter: welch who is 60 years old was sentenced behind bars. they have a list of people they believe know something about this case and they hope eventually someone will come forward and tell someone the whole truth. gayle? >> i remember that story, guys, because i was working at a d.c. station at the time. and at the time it was so shocking because you didn't hear about child abductions that way. her little glasses and her little sister. back then you would let them walk to the mall or store. >> you can only imagine. >> it physically makes me sick. nearly half of all americans are affected by the breach at equifax. a step-by-step guide on what to
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to help cover your early termination fee. go to fiosgigabit.com good morning, i'm jim donovan. camden county teens have wrapped up this morning's, spring, against the west nile virus, the camden county mosquito commission began spraying around 2:00 this morning, and they will target barrington, cherry hill, gloucester township, waterford and winslow. officials say this spraying is scheduled, on a as needed basis, and it is not harmful to humans or pets. lets send it over to katie for weather. >> hey there jim, not looking too bad. we will find a couple showers along the way mainly through midday, so give it a couple hours and then, it will take american they already begun too but we have started off with nice weather. you'll see showers working its way toward us in the last few hours and that will bring in nothing more than scattered
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light rain, throughout the course of the midday, tomorrow , bit more widespread with the coverage of the wet weather and to me it looks like wetest day of the next several. umbrella on hand isn't worse idea for next few days, meisha >> katie, thanks very much. we are looking pretty busy on outside. good morning. happy wednesday. we have an accident here lets take a look 95 south at bridge street. two left lanes are compromised , it is a slow crawl, through it as we have gaper delays but take a look bumper to bumper conditions. you can imagine that with the back ups in that area jim, back over to you. thanks, meisha. our next update will 25:00. coming up, senator joe mansion with a look at last night's working dinner at the white house, aim jim donovan, good morning.
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it is wednesday, september 13th, 2017. i just remembered it's my ex-husband's birthday. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i hope he's having a good one. i forgot. florida works hard to turn on power and gas take. we go back. a step-by-step guide how to keep track of your credit after that massic data breach, but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> massive recovery efforts after irma. it's one of the worst power outages in american history. >> restoring power is the biggest challenge.
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there are 24,000 linemen working to restore power. >> the homes destroyed. just one example of irma destructed. >> it look like winter. its not a lush tropical island. everything is brown. >> three senate republicans and democrats. on the menu, carving up the tax code. >> now, the new phone has facial recognition, new wiring, and with all that, hefty price tag. is anyone going to get that? >> at some point. >> the benefit last night has so far raised $14 million. we joined in new york. >> i talked to so many people from all over the country who said i wanted to help you. >> were they excite when you said i'm charlie rose. >> no. they said, as you know, can i
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speak to oprah? >> i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the death toll during the hurricane is now up to 25 in the united states. 17 of those are in florida. president trump said he will visit the state tomorrow. >> reporter: about 4point 4 billion homes and businesses still do not have power. they're working to restore power at this hour and they're working 16-hour days. officials say many customers will not have power restored for at least ten more days. they report more than 41,000 people are still living in shelters. >> gas shortages also appear to be an issue. port everglades and port tampa bay have reopen.
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half in the miami area do not have fuel. 41% of stations in the ft. myers/naples area are dry and in jacksonville, 42% of the stations are empty. adding to that, some of the stations if they have fuel, they don't have electricity, so they can't pump the fuel. >> it's not a good situation. many in the florida keys are back to see what irma left behind. florida's department of transportation inspected dozens of bridges on route 1, the only road in and out. the highway is safe to travel but the keys are still dloes where people evacuated. elaine quijano of cbsn is still inside that closed in area, ramrod key. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. hurricane irma made landfall here at cudjoe key making it one
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of the hardest hit areas in the state of florida. those winds and storm surge caused catastrophic damage. fema estimated about a quarter of the homes in the keys are destroy. 70% of the keys do not have power. there is hardly any cell phone or internet service. the airports in keys are open to emergency flights only which are bringing food and water to people who did not evacuate. we met a woman named simone who rode out the storm. she owns two restaurants in marathon. one is in good shape and she's cooking forward for first responders but the other called dream may be lost because the repairs are too expensive. >> this is a wait-and-see. we don't know. >> will you beback? >> i dome know if i'll be back here or not. way. to be back here. i -- i don't know. i'll support anybody that does come back.
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i don't know if this will be mine again. >> why not? >> it may be just undoable. >> reporter: now, we asked simone why she did not evacuate. she said that she knew there was going to be a need for help and that she could provide it. charlie? >> thank you. today president trump will meet with a by partisan group of lawmakers to discuss issues such as health care, daca, and tax reform. this morning the president tweeted, quote, the approval process for the biggest tarks cut and tax reform package in the history of our country will soon begin. move fast, congress. last night he hosted a dinner at the white house to discuss taxes. senator joe manchin was there. he joins us. good morning. >> good morning. >> how was doner? >> it was good. it's always good at the white house.
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that was my sit-down dinner. >> with any president? >> this president -- any president. this is the first time i've gone to a personal sit-down dinner. since i've been a senator, this is my first. >> so what that opportunity, what did you hope to achieve and did you achieve it h. >> well, i thought it was a very open dialogue. very open, free throwing. we talkedet a lot of things. infrastructure was very much on the president's mind. we talked about what we could do and should do and what's going on around the world and that was exciting and i think that's going to happen. we're all committed to infrastructure. i said pothole don't have a republican or dem kralt's name on it, they just need to be fixed. that's what we were talking about. then we got into taxes. it was very interesting. i think they're aggressive on this. they want it done. they want it done in a bipartisan way. i thought it was great they reached out to us. i think it ended up in a
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conversation on our concerns. the president is adamant this is not a tax cut for the rich. that's exactly what people will portray, but he said it's not going to happen. i can assure you it will be mostly for middle class, the working people. we'll be competitive, dwloeblly competitive. i'm anxious to see the results. i'm wanting no more debt. i have ten beautiful grand babies. >> i'm curious to see how they get it done without no new debt. that's always the sticky widget. the estate tax going to add over $2 billion over the next decade. would the president support that? >> it's hard to eliminate estate taxes or death taxes as we know it. right now it's $5 million, $10 million. could they maintain it and help small businesses and farmers who want to leave it to their
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children? that's something we're concerned about. it wasn't like a closed shut down. it wasn't like this is it, this is what you're going to get. the tax rate, whether it be the corporate tax rate, it needs to be globally competitive. we talked about the global average. we talked about everything in depth to say, okay, let's look at this, to see how to make it work. >> i have to say it sounds very promising. you know, the president was unable to repeal obamacare dealing with only republicans. recently he made a deal with democrats to lift the debt ceiling. do you think this is a way to do business with the white house? >> gayle, here's the way we should be doing business in washington. 30 democrats, 30 republicans. we're not going to get the fringe. we're just not going to do that. but we've got to find the middle for the sake of this country. that's what virginians expect from me and that's what i want. >> do you think that this is a
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new way of working? i know you say this how it should be. is the way it's going be, do you think? >> let's say he reach out to chuck schumer, nancy pelosi. i think that was a strategic move. a good news. >> tell us what the deal is that can be made. >> on taxes? >> yes. for what? >> well, first of all, tax reform or tax cuts, whatever you want to do, has to be done to where it stimulates the economy, grows the economy. on a global basis, it's competitive. we didn't create the global market, but we've got to compete in it. next of all, we have to add in. next, no more debt. we've got to see a pathway forward to bring ourselves down and get ourselves fiscally responsible and i think that's what that conversation was last night, and what i heard, willing to explore all avenue of this, understanding the democrats
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responsible, moderate. some of us conservative democrats who are looking for fiscal responsibility. you know, i've always said this. i'm fiscally responsible and socially compassionate. >> senator, we've got go, but before we go, what was the menu? chicken? beef? fish? >> it was a medallion. >> senator, i hate to pry, but did you have one scoop or two scoops of ice cream. >> let me tell you, the ice cream was so perfectly prepared the ice cream came beside the dessert, gayle, that it looks like an egg. i wondered why i was getting an egg with my dessert. i cut into it. it was beautifully sculpted ice cream. >> the president loves dessert. did he get more than you? >> no, he did not. that is a misnomer. >> you sound like a goodiner guest to me. >> thank you for all the details. >> thank you all.
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bye-bye. >> it's important, norah. we wanted to know. >> we thank you, senator. the scope of irma's devastation is startling even first responders. we'll take you in the hospital with a coast guard to
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unlocking your phone is amazingly intuitive. you raise it, look at it, and swipe to get started. >> that's the new face i.d. technology. apple introduced three new iphones yesterday. they introduced the highly rated iphone x and updated mo models of the apple tv and watch.
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in 2007 steve jobs introduced the first iphone. remember this? >> on an iphone x the thumb swipes up from the bombedge to return the home screen. a finger swipes down from the control center opens. a thumb holds briefly on audio controls. the panel enlarge. siri asks, what can i help you with. >> we were trying to get you steve jobs. at least you got a little preview. it starts at $999. that's like is,000. the iphone 8 and 8 plus are less expensive. senior editor nick thompson joins us. if you like that -- >> he just got off the red aye.
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>> let's talk about the iphone x. is it worth a thousand bucks? >> it's worth it if your company will pay for it and if you're okay with the confusing swipe up, swipe down. we're used to the way we did it before. it looks pretty great. >> functionally. >> yes. everything the iphones do, they'll do better. it will take better photographs, much better processing speed and be way better at augmented reality and that's something that's coming. that's one of the biggest changes coming. >> what i want most for my next iphone is a better siri. can we get a better siri? >> we will have a slightly better siri. if that's your biggest concern, go with one of the other models and save money. >> you do it with your finger. now you use your face. it's always the same. >> you know which face to use.
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>> my face is always here. do you think this is a good feature? >> i think it is. ideally the tech that's being built there will be built for all kinds of other devices and we'll start using our faces. the real question is can it be spoofed? i do know what your face looks like, i don't know what your fingerprint looks like. apple went to great spoofs to make sure they can't hold it over you while you're sleeping. you have to look into it. it does use depth sensors so you can't fool it with a picture. really smart people figure out how to spoof it. i could 3 h difficult print your head and spoof it. >> what about the wireless charging. >> when the phones come out, they make it harder to charge. this is actually good not only because they introduce wireless charging so you can put it on the table but they made it fit
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in with the normal system so the chargers that already exist will be compatible with iphone. that was actually a nice example of apple what justifies the idea that they expressed that this is a new generation. >> so the notion is that these aren't phones you look at. these are phones you look through. that's the a.r. in the next couple of phones you'll look at them differently. they'll say, this is the phone that set us. >> thanks for being here. >> hope they charge longer, p after equifax, data breach can be tricky. jill schlesinger has a st step-by-step guide on how to secure your credit file.
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can see it high in the good morning, i'm jan carabao. the eastern state penitentiary is getting ready for 2017 season of terror behind the walls. the haunted house experience opens september 22nd, and yesterday large smoke breathing gargoyles with built in lights written stalled of the top of the prison there. in case were you wondering the gargoyles names frank and carson. now to the eyewitness weather forecast with meteorologist katie fehlinger. hi there katie. >> well, we can expect to see here today jan, a couple showers rolling through especially midday. we have very light rain, it is not much but that is what will lift in the midday, so it is not war idea for the umbrella but you may getaway without it if you don't mind a couple
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crops out there. 67 degrees current temperature at the airport. mid 60's up and down shoreline from atlantic city toy wildwood. as day goes on i expect we will hit a very, very, seasonal daytime high 79, exactly where we should be. tomorrow a better day to have umbrella because those showers do like like they will be widespread and come at anytime meisha. >> katie, thanks very much for that looking outside still busy but call your tension to septa right now, trenton line is delayed, right now 30 minutes because of police activity near frankford station. head up, make sure to check those schedules on line, rather. also an accident in pennsauken still out there 130 southbound closed at drexel avenue. your alternates route 38 or river road is your best bet, slow moving, around that area and malfunctioning traffic light on city avenue at monument road, looking around there you can see how slow the schuylkill is moving in the eastbound direction. jan, back over to you. thank you. our next update 8:55a head this morning, veteran journalists sally quinn
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24 karat magic. i like that song. that's kind of what we have in the green room. that's bruno mars, "24 karat magic." >> solid good. >> one of the women was the first women on "cbs morning news." that would be you. hello, sally quinn. >> look at the camera. >> it's goo to be back here. >> she talked about she didn't know which camera to look at back then. over here. >> there she's got it. >> and jill schlesinger is here to talk about it, that big
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equifax data breach. the "washington post" reports paychecks hit a high for the middle class. last year the median household income rose to just over $59,000. that's up 3.2% from the previous year. the nation's poverty level fell to 12.7%. "the wall street journal" says a growing number of democrats are endorsing a single payer health plan. they're calling for universal health care for all americans. it's packed by 15 senator, including four who are considering a run for president in 2020. "business insider" has a progress report. from 2009 to 2014 it fell. and from 2000 to 2015, u.s. adult smoking, a leading cause of lung cancer plunged 38.7%.
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"usa today" says a facebook photo of three florida police officers responding to hurricane irma has gained a sensation. they were part of the night crew getting ready to do some work. the post drew more than 350,000 reactions. well, now the gainesville police department said it will make a photo calendar with proceeds going to hurricane relief. i guess it was shared a lot because they tend -- they're pretty hand? police officers that they don't call them finest for nothing. >> that's right. >> hello, finest. when are we going to have a charlie rose cal tar. 12 months of the year with charlie rose. >> 12 months is not enough, norah. not enough. for all of that, not enough. >> right. is that from experience, gayle? >> back to the news, boys and girls. >> i never kiss and tell. the u.s. coast guard is out in force across florida helping with hurricane recovery after
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tearing through the keys. it went through the island. carter evans flew with the crew with a first trip to the island and got a look at the damage. he's in clear water, florida. carter, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. yesterday we flew about 150 miles south with the coast garpd gard to marco island. we spent hours in the air surveying the damage. our pilots were surprised by what they saw, and so were we. >> a lot of stuff down here below us. >> reporter: from 500 feet in the air, the area around marco island looks like a disaster zone. heavy rain turned this neighborhood of mobile homes into a lake. >> oh, yeah. there's some destroyed houses. >> reporter: we surveying the area with members of the coast guard two days after irma made landfall here as a category 3 storm. 135-mile-per-hour winds ripped off roof tiles and siding from homes. >> right here about 1:00, it
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looks like these decks on that house collapsed. >> reporter: protective screens around pools completely buckled and the powerful surge destroyed docks, authorities are beginning to allow residents to come back. there is a strict kerr few though. >> residents are being asked to stay inside their homes. >> they're waving. they look all right. >> so emergency crews can access the area. >> scaffolding knocked over on that building there, new construction. >> right there, yep. >> reporter: along the coastline docks and sinking boats dot the main line channels. the coast guard's next job will be helping to clear them out and ensure safe passage. you probably heard about all the communications down in the keys. today they're sending a convoy of 12 trucks. they're going to pack a c 130
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airplane with as much water as it can carry and send it to key west. norah? >> the people will be very happy with that. thank you very much. equifax is dealing with the fallout over a data breach. that information includes social security numbers and other private data. the company said on twitter monday it would wave all security fees for the next 30 days. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here with the steps consumers can take. good morning. first, how can you find out in your information has been compromised? >> go to the website equifax equifaxsecurity2017. put in the last digits of your
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social skurty and your naum and push a button and it will say whether or not you were affected. you will be automatically placed where you can get protection for one year from equifax. that's not where you stop. please know just those two steps will not protect you going forward. >> what if i have no account with equifax. should i still be worried? >> yes, you should. because if you ever aplayed for credit in any way, shape, or form, this is data out there with equifax, experian, or transunion. >> if you're exposed, what's the next step? >> a free fraud alert, a 90-day process where you're saying toc aket my file, let me know. you do it with one file. you don't have to do all three of them. there's another one called innovis, which you should put on the list. notify one of them.
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that will automatically indicate to the others there is now a free fraud alert on your file. again, 90 days only. but what's really important after that, that's step one. step two, you can take a much more draconian measure. that's called a credit freeze. this is incredibly important. this is a way to lock down your file. the reason is anyone who wants to establish credit in your name will be tlaurted in the process. big thing to remember. if you want to get a loan, you'll have it frozen. we have to take an abundance of caution. here we have a credit incident as they call it with 143 million americans. that's more than half of us. you've got a 50-50 shot you've been exposed. you want to be as safe as you
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can. the alert, the freeze -- you want to be careful how you manage the information. you don't want to share on social media. go to annualreport.com and get that freeh report. make sure no one is poking around and doing stuff and chen your credit card statements. this information will live in dark web for years to come, so be very careful here. >> it was good information. thank you, jill. >> thank you, jill. first on 2478 we're sharing how you can get a sneak peek at dan brown's new novel. we know those books. in this book he's on the run after learning information that threatens to shatter the foundation of all religion, so we're very excited to announce you can read the prologue and first chapter of "origin" on cbsnews.com and dan brown will
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join us right here on the table -- at the table. 's not going to be sitting on the table. october 3'd. i don't know he's a crazy guy. on october 3'd to discuss the new snoovl that could be a new seg management. >> "on the table." >> author sally quinn -- >> hear that, sally? >> next up, sally quinn. the long time journalist and former host, her new book
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sally is a former "washington post" reporter and we're very glad to have her indeed. >> didn't you know the first i come on television i start out with a sore throat and fever. now back to you, hughes. >> look at that. sally quinn. sally quinn made history as the first woman to anchor a "morning news" program in august 1973. after she left cbs quinn returned to a successful print career. hughes said he likes you because you were meaner than a junkyard dog. >> i took that as a compliment.
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>> she met her husband ben bradlee. she wrote a book called "magic. ts a memoir that details her marriage and defining moments and shaped her belief. welcome back to cbs. >> thank you. i must say i feel a little queasy. >> ben bradlee was a guy everywoman fell in love with and every man wanted to be, so this is a wonderful sense of a relationship that you tell us all about. but what's interesting about you, i knew about faith. i didn't know about hexes. i didn't know about premonitions. i didn't know about all that other stuff. magic included. >> well, you know, when i started writing this book, it's because i had been an atheist and started a religion website at the "washington post" which already was sort of a weird combination, and i started
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studying religion and it became clear to me that all religion is magic, and i had been brought up in the south where, you know, the scottish presbyterian stones and the ghosts, psychic phenomenon, voodoo, was part of it and believing in god and collisions. i bake ecame an atheist when my father took pictures of krakow. this was during world war ii. it became clear to me faith is really all about magic. whatever you believe, nobody knows. my favorite bumper sticker is i don't know and you don't either, and so magic and all of the things that go along with magic
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are just another name for whatever faith you might have or whatever religion you might have. i respect they're all just as legitimate as the other, even institutional religions or magic or when you talk about ajolgy or hexes or all of that. there are billions of people all over the world who believe in these things, and we don't -- we respect them if we look at them and their culture, but then you bring it into our culture and it looks very different. >> you grew up in a military family as you messaged. your parents were of scottish descent and presbyterian background. how did you learn voodoo and who did you place hexes on. >> growing up in the south, we had, as i said, the scottish presbyterian but the staff in the house were black christians who went to baptist church, but then they would practice voodoo on the side.
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>> so you learned voodoo. >> i did learn voodoo. it's the kind of thing where -- >> should we be nervous? >> we'll see how it goes. >> you say you put voodoo -- some spells on people, three of them. >> yeah? and they did not have a pleasant end, sally. that's why i'm saying. should we be nervous? they're dead. >> yes, this is true. >> i'm just saying. >> you're raising very good points. it's very interesting. i don't want to make you sound like you're cuckoo for cocoa puffs. you raise great points. i'm interested in what charlie said. he said ben bradlee is the man women wanted and men wanted to be. you said if you wanted men's private parts and you wanted you got it. if i went after these guys they would have me carted off.
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you went after ben bradlee. >> do you have this in mind? >> no, no. definitely number it seems like in the book you went after ben bradlee, the two of you had a mutual love and connection like no other. >> during watergate. >> it was a big scandal at the time. >> he went after me actually. i fell in lon with him and realized it wasn't going to work because he was married and had children. >> and he was 20 years older. >> so i accepted the job as a first anchorwoman of america. >> let me understand. the fling began with ben? >> hmm? >> the fling began with ben? >> yes. >> sally, sally -- you were writing love letters to him. >> yes. i was writing love notes to him anonymous, and he didn't get it. >> you talk about being on a plane next to him. there was turbulence. you grabbed his thigh and you
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said you didn't let go even the turbulence ended. but there was a connection clearly between the two of you. i am going to try it. >> by the way, he did not take my hand off of his thigh. >> but it's very sweet. i mean he's no longer with us. he had dementia. and you talk about when someone loves you the way they say their name out of their mouth is different and that the way he said your name toward the end, your name no longer felt safe in his mouth. it was a very sweet story. >>y. when you love someone, your name feels safe in their mouth, when someone loves you. and there was a moment when ben started getting dementia where his personality changed, he became somewhat hostile and we had to -- >> a five-minute break. >> in the end -- it was the last two years of his life --
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. we get a sneak peak of the 63rd annual hero thrill show this afternoon in center city. here's video from last year. this afternoon at noon on the 1800 block of market street we will look at some of the dare devil moves by the philadelphia police met or cycle drill team. the thrill show is a week from saturday at wells fargo center show raises money for survivor of police and fire fighters killed in the line of duty. lets turn to katie for a look the a the forecast. >> hopefully weather will held out for that preview. do i think we will have a couple of showers, work their way across the region as a whole over next few hours. you can see leading edge of it , very light rain for the most part but starting to move into those south and western suburbs in the delaware, area,
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as well, and so with time you may need an umbrella certainly even though we start off with full sunshine those cloud have been starting to take over in the live neighborhood network where we are at have 6 degrees outside whitefield elementary school technically in west lawn, pennsylvania right next door to reading. in the next couple of days we will rebound easily, with a le in the mid 80's and brighten up with every passing day by the time we hit sunday and monday, it will be very nice weather with showers in the meantime, meisha. >> katie, thank you very much. i will turn your tension right now to live chop per over a fatal crash, one person was struck here, near brideberg station, delays on the trenton line right now are up to 60 minutes, just make sure to check those schedules on line. also some construction eastbound walt whitman bridge you can expect delays here, and, one lane is opened, your alternate ben franklin bridge will be your best bet and as we take a sneak peak at that eastbound side your alternate is looking good, it is westbound side that has bumper to bumper congestion right now moving in the westbound direction toward center city, overall still busy, jim, over
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