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caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, september 4th, 2013. welcome to "cbs this morning." ariel castro's life sentence lasted just one month. the man behind cleveland's house of horrors is found dead in his prison cell. congress reprepares for the first vote on attacking syria as president obama addresses the crisis from overseas. major garrett is with him. nfl commissioner roger goodell is here. it's his first interview since the league's landmark concussion settlement. plus, he has another big announcement. >> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. ariel castro who held three women captive for years was found hanging in a prison cell. >> a suicide shock in ohio.
>> guards were required to make rounds and check on him every 30 minutes. >> i think he did those girls a favor by taking his own life. >> president obama arrived in sweden for the start of an overseas trip that includes the g-20 summit. >> authorizing force against the assad government -- >> first of all, i didn't set a red line, the world set a red line. >> a huge wildfire is 80% contained. the fire may have ignited an illegal marijuana grow. >> "the washington post" reports al qaeda is training engineers to remotely hijack u.s. predator droen drones. >> in california a wall of water swallows a part of the city of palm springs. >> mccain on his phone during the first congressional hearing. >> occasionally, get a wee bit bored. >> $350,000 worth of gold on the ocean floor. >> miley cyrus is opening up
about her controversial performance. >> me and robin the whole time said, you know we're about to make history right now. >> all that. >> and he goes into the tarp and he caught it! sensational play by -- >> coming up on own we should know about? >> tonight's the big transfer. [ dial tone ] >> you hung up on oprah. >> you are such a pack of morons. >> and all that matters. >> if you were to be made pope what name would you choose? >> stephen. >> on "cbs this morning." >> since the syrian situation is a mess -- >> i clearly am a skeptic that is the right way to go. >> biological will be next mark my words. >> came back to a dark dark place. >> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this
morning." good morning, norah. >> a shock this morning. >> in cleveland. the monster of cleveland is dead. ariel castro held three women captive for about a decade. he apparently hanged himself last night in his prison cell. >> castro was not on suicide watch. our columbus affiliate is outside the prison orient ohio. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those of you in the west. because this was such a high-profile case ariel castro was kept away from other prisoners for his own safety. prison officials say guards would check on him every 30 minutes. at one point between those checks, castro took his own life. ariel castro was found hanging in his ohio state prison cell shortly after 9:00 p.m. tuesday night. upon discovering his lifeless body, the medical staff tried to resuscitate him. castro was taken to an ohio state university medical center where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. >> you'll be confined for the remainder of your days. >> r just last month a
judge sentenced the 52-year-old to life in prison plus 1,000 years, for abducting and sexually assaulting three women. in court, castro apologized but claimed he was the victim. >> you're trying to make me look like a monster. i'm not a monster. i am a normal person. i am just sick. i have an addition. just like an alcoholic has an addition. >> reporter: between 2002 and 2004, castro lured each of the women into his car separately. they they were 14 16 and 20 years old. for nearly a decade he held them captive at his rundown home in cleveland. during that time, he fathered a daughter with berry and forced night into multiple miscarriages by beating her. the women finally broke free in may. and at castro's sentencing, night confronted her abductor. >> you took 11 years of my life away. and i now have got it back. i spent 11 years in hell. now your hell is just beginning. >> reporter: an autopsy will be
performed on castro's body. the ohio state highway patrol will conduct the investigation and try and figure out how castro was able to commit suicide under watchful eye of guards. norah, charlie. president obama is gaining crucial support for military action against syria. house speaker john boehner is backing a u.s. strike. and the senate foreign relations committee could vote as early as today on a resolution authorizing the use of force. but the president still faces a skeptical nation. a new survey finds just 29% of americans favor air strikes. nearly half 48%, oppose them. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. >> reporter: those numbers are part of the reason that the senate foreign relations committee has rewritten the resolution that the president first proposed over the weekend. they are making it much more limited. banning the use of ground strikes in syria. limiting the duration of any strikes. they did that in part to win over members who feel that the
original resolution was simply too broad. essentially gave the president a blank check to wage war. the new proposal from senate law marks sets a 60 day limit for military action with the option for the president to extend it another 30 days. the resolution also prohibits the use of united states armed forces on the ground in syria. it was crafted by the leaders of the foreign relations committee. democrat bob men nen does and republican bob corker. >> you think getting the language right is the key to passing this legislation? >> i think getting the language right is very important. members want to know that our boots on the ground are not going to be there and we're not going to be mired down into a long civil war. >> this is not the time to be spectators to slaughter. >> reporter: secretary of is state john kerry urged his senate colleagues to vote yes tuesday. he wouldn't say whether the president plans to strike syria even if the congress votes no. >> he intends to win the passage of the resolution.
on the case that he does not, is the plan that he -- >> we're not contemplating that. because it's too dire. >> reporter: kentucky republican rand paul argued a strike might provoke assad and other u.s. enemies in the region like iran. kerry disagrees. >> if the united states of america doesn't do this senator, is it more or less likely that assad does it again? you want to answer that question? >> i don't think it's known. >> is it more or less likely that he does it again? >> i think it's unknown. >> it's unknown -- senator, it's not unknown. if the united states of america doesn't hold him accountable on this, with our allies and friends, it's a guarantee assad will do it again. a guarantee. and i urge you to go to the classified briefing and learn that. >> reporter: military briefers have practically set up shop on capitol hill. walking any member who wants it through a classified look at the intelligence in an attempt to garner more votes. >> we have the ability to get a couple more briefings later this week. i look forward to those.
and then i will decide. >> reporter: house members will get their chance to grill secretary kerry in a hearing that gets under way in a couple hours. but it's still too soobn to say which way the house is going to go in the end. it's still technically in recess. most members are back in their home districts where they're getting an earful from constituents. in some cases, we're hearing that members are getting phone calls and e-mails that are running 100-1 against striking syria. >> nancy, thank you. inside syria, there's growing concern this morning about those air strikes. elizabeth palmer is the only american network correspondent in damascus. she's getting a firsthand look at the human toll from the chaos. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. syria's now been at war for two years. and people in damascus have been putting up with an escalation in fighting. now we can hear the sound of the
fighting in the suburbs all day. great big explosions and flashes of light. life kind of takes over. but it's not normal by any means. there are power cuts. morpters come out of the sky. and hole neighborhoods have been emptied by the fighting. last month, we went to visit this area, an inner suburb. about 80% of the people have gone from there. we visited a couple of days ago. it's heavily damaged. the only people who are staying behind are armed civilians guarding the neighborhood. so the 300,000 people who left that area have come many of them, into the center of damascus, where they're living in very squalid and overcrowded condition, often in converted schools and factories. but they're managing to stay safe. they think the threat of american air strikes could alter the equation completely. it's the same poor people in the countryside. we visited these people in sweda a few months ago. they had collected in a safe
area which was, in fact a converted children's camp. but, still, a very tenuous grip on life. none of them have been working. they don't necessarily have steady supplies of food and water. so consider their position. at the moment, they're managing to stay safe. whether or not they support president assad, what they're afraid of is american air strikes will alter the equation so the stability they enjoin now will be upset and they will be hurt or killed in the chaos. norah and charlie. >> elizabeth palmer thanks. minutes ago, president obama defended his plan to strike syria. speaking in sweden the president said he's confident congress will authorize an attack. he believes the world cannot be silent in the wake of last month's chemical attack. and the president says he will continue to engage with russia president putin, even though they've, quote, hit a wall in their relationship.
major garrett is traveling with the president in stockholm. >> reporter: president just wrapped up a press conference with the swedish prime minister here in stockholm. he went out of his way to sort of take himself out of the entire question about military action led by the united states against the syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack on august 21st that left up to 1500 civilians ted. the president said this red line that has been so much a part of the conversation about syrian chemical weapons isn't his at all. >> first of all, i didn't set a red line. the world set a red line. the world set a red line when governments representing 98% of the world's population said the use of chemical weapons are abhorrent and passed a treaty forbidding their use, even when countries are engaged in war. congress set a red line when it ratified that treaty. >> reporter: mr. obama took his
rhetoric a step further. saying his credibility is not on the line in syria. but the international community's credibility is on the line and that of the american congress. he also said it's way past time to try to negotiate a way out of this or shame the syrians into changing their behavior. military action is necessary the president said to punish their behavior and he intends at the proper time to do so. charlie and norah. >> thank you very much. cbs news political director john dixon joins us now. let's look at the politics of this. what's the significance cantor and boehner and what's happening within the republican members of the house. >> it's significant for the president because what they're trying to do and we saw secretary of state john kerry do this yesterday, is pull this away from politics. say this is about america's role in the world. they keep using the word "norm." the idea is this line has been crossed and the world -- we must react. this is an offense that is larger than politics. when john boehner and cantor, the two leaders in the house, or the republicans, support the
measure, it pulls it away from politics. in the nitty-gritty vote by vote, getting republicans in the house of representatives to back this president they don't like john boehner's help is only kind of marginal. because he said to those members, you're on your own for this. you've got to do this because, as he said this is the united states -- >> are we going to see the rise of a libertarian movement within the republican party here because people like rand paul and cruz and others? >> we've seen it already. there used to be something called a foreign policy consensus. both parties agreed on a way forward when these national party moments came up. there is no such consensus. in part because the libertarians on the republican side are joining with gloves on the democratic side. it's the rise of those libertarians, in particular, the kind of charismatic ones like rand paul who give voice to this argument. that argument has a lot of purchase out in the country
where people are worried about a backlash. worried if we start sending missiles, chaos will be unleashed. >> there are a handful of polls out that show the american people overwhelmingly oppose u.s. air strikes. even arming the rebels. americans don't want anything to do with syria. do you think the president will end up giving an oval office address? we see his aides saying he's going to do the full-court press to sell this. >> i think he has to. a lot of these members are saying you've got to do it or you don't have my vote. he may not get very far in convincing the public. if you look inside the pew poll, 74% say they're worried about a backlash. you can tailor this operation any way you want. >> meaning a risk to national security? >> yes, there will be a kind of pandora's box that will open. you can change this resolution any way you want it doesn't get at that question. >> thank you john. the white house is launching
a major push with some big star power to get the word out about the health care law. next month, americans without health care coverage will be able to buy it through insurance exchanges. jan crawford is in washington. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. these exchanges are really the main way that nearly 50 million americans who now are uninsured are going to get coverage. if they don't sign up this whole new health care system con doomed. that is why the obama administration is turning to a traditional ally hollywood, for some help. >> exclusive. >> reporter: during the health care debate, a cast of celebrities from the website funny or die turned out edgy videos supporting the president's initiative. one took on big insurers. >> why is obama trying to reform health care when insurance companies are doing just fine making billions of dollars of profit? >> reporter: other videos lampooned opponents of the president's health care plan. >> i can't afford insurance. but that doesn't mean i want the government to make it
affordable. >> reporter: now the obama administration is asking funny or die started by comedian will ferrell, to create videos to help build support for a law many polls show is deeply unpopular. more than half of uninsured americans are young people under age 35. a prime demographic for funny or die and the insurance exchanges. >> they need these people. they need their premiums to cover those who are sicker and have higher costs. >> reporter: president obama has enlisted other celebrities. amy poehler, jennifer hudson and oprah winfrey have been briefed at the white house. singer katy perry retweeted a barack obama tweet to her 42 million followers. even the super bowl champs the baltimore ravens will lend their support. >> this is highly unusual for an act of the federal government. it's not at all unusual for a political campaign. president obama and the white house know that they have a major selling job ahead of them.
>> reporter: republicans who are trying to stall the law's rollout are fighting back. karl rove's superpac released its own video aimed at young people. >> at obama care we believe in saying the word affordable health care so that young people will love us and sign up. >> reporter: celebrities not the only ones getting involved. president obama, the first lady the vice president, they're all going to hit the road in the coming weeks. today, master campaigner president clinton, he's kicking it all off just about an hour from now with a speech in little rock arkansas. >> the question of attacking syra is commanding the nation's attention but it did have the senate's attention on tuesday's hearing. except for one senator. a "washington post" photographer caught senator mccain playing poker on his smart phone as secretary of state john kerry, defense secretary chuck hagel and joint chiefs chairman martin
dempsey testified. after he was caught mccain tweeted, scandal, caught playing iphone game at three-hour-plus senate hearing. worst of all, i lost. >> that's the way to handle an embarrassment, isn't it? >> it is it is. it was a long hearing. he made a joke about it. but he got caught. there's lots of photographers in those senate hearings. >> it is time to show you some of this morning's headlines. al qaeda's battle to stop american drone attacks. cells of al qaeda engineers are looking for ways to shoot down jam or remotely hijack the unmanned planes. >> the los angeles times says 1 in 4 deaths from heart disease and stroke from this country can be prevented. that's 200,000 lives at stake. the cdc says keys include quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol. "the new york times" says kodak is done with bankruptcy this morning. gone are the cameras and film that made kodak famous. the new kodak is focused on products like commercial
printers and touch screens for smart phones. the boston herald says a judge is ordering lance armstrong to answer questions about using performance enhancing drugs. an insurance company is seeking the information as part of a $3 million lawsuit. it claims armstrong committed fraud in his doping cover-up. the questioning will push armstrong closer to his first sworp testimony about drug use. >> the san jose mercury news says apple is inviting the media to an event next tuesday to headquarters in california. one is believed to come with the lower price tag. good morning. starting out with some patchy, dense fog around the bay area this morning, but looking like lots of sunshine coming our way. overlooking russian hill in san francisco, you can see fog at the golden gate bridge. otherwise, we are going to see plenty of sunshine and these temperatures going to remain seasonal for now, probably the next couple of days. then some changes coming our way. i think we're going to heat things up looking towards the weekend. 80s inland, 60s at the coastline, 70s inside the bay,
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald e reporter cate cauguiran is live at the scene with the latest. good morning, 7:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. we got some new details on an overnight deadly fire at san leandro. kpix 5 reporter cate caugiran live at the scene has the very latest. cate. >> reporter: frank, alameda county fire says they now have two people who died in this fire. the second person was found just recently under a pile of debris what looked like shelves toppled over. now, firefighters say they were here just after 3:30 this morning. this fire was in a travel trailer fully engulfed in flames. neighbors who saw the smoke tried to save the people but the doors were locked. and when they tried to break the windows, the flames grew. investigators are now inside combing for more evidence. they do not know how this fire started in the first place. reporting live in san leandro, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you, cate. traffic and weather coming up right after the break.
checking the new eastern span traffic looks good in both directions from oakland all the way into san francisco. and the other way around. so behind the pay gates kind of a different story. it is jammed solid night maze. approaches are backed up, as well. check out the eastshore freeway commute. 40 minutes or westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. san mateo bridge looks good. here's lawrence. >> still some patchy, dense fog around the bay area, delays at sfo on arriving flights of about an hour. temperatures all over the map. we have some 40s in the north bay, 50s and 60s elsewhere. by this everyone a mostly sunny skies, enjoying some 80s in the valleys, 70s and 80s inside the bay, 60s at the coastline. hot on the weekend.
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another week. >> high five? >> no. i've gotten my hands full. the man behind under armour is in the green room. he joins roger goodell to announce a new partnership to combat brain injury. it's an interview you'll see only on "cbs this morning." plus the fake news is back. we'll bring you jon stewart's highlights and his return to "the daily show." that's ahead. the den voe broncos host the defending super bowl champions the baltimore ravens. commissioner roger goodell is here to talk about the new season. it's his first interview since the landmark concussion settlement last week. william welcome. >> thank you charlie. >> let's talk about the settlement. some are saying the nfl got off easy. tell us what you can that brought you to make this settlement and what other ramifications. >> well, the most important thing, charlie, to us was to be able to resolve the differences and get relief to the players as soon as possible and their
families. what we were able to do was compromise on our positions. there was no admission of guilty. there was no recognition that anything was caused by football but the reality is we wanted to help our players. if we litigated this it would have been years of litigation and the help wouldn't have have been given to the players at an early date. >> is it over because four of them have filed new lawsuit. >> one thing i've learned, charlie, in this business is litigations are never over. there are lawyers and they're going don't to bring the lit galgs. we believe the litigation under the guidance of judge brodie and judge fillphilips that we've reached agreement. judge brodie has yet to rule on it and give he approval on it but she will shortly give her decision and we'll rule from that. >> let's talk about the change back in 2010.
you made a ruling on cracking down on the helmet-to-helmet hit. i'm wondering what do you say to families and parents watching worldwide how how safe is this game to play. many are very neverous. >> i think that's been our history, gayle. when we see dangerous techniques, we take it out of the game. so it wasn't just 2010 we made rule changes. we made them throughout our existence. and it's made the game safer because as we see techniques we change the rules to take those out of a game. our focus in recent years has really been how do we protect the defenseless player as we call it and to make sure that we put that individual in the best possible position to be protected from an injury. and i think from a parent's standpoint and i've been to several youth football games practices including three of my nephews in the past three weeks and parents know that we're doing the right thing to protect their children by making sure that the rules are properly
enforced, making sure we get the best possible equipment and investing our research. it's making game safer. and i believe that the game is safer and better than ever. >> can i turn to the issue of drug testing? the perception is nfl lags behind other leagues in terms of drug testing. what about more testing for performance-enhancing drugs, human enhanced growth hormones? >> we began testing back in the early '90s and we've been a leader in the area. where i am unfortunately disappointed is we're not testing for hgh right now. we agree in that in our collective bargaining agreement two years ago and we've not been able to do that. we believe we have a program that's ready to be implemented and it's up to the union right now to accept that program. >> do you expect any break through on that soon? >> i sure hope so norah. i've been optimistic before
because we've done everything we can to say yes and get the program in place including compromising on a population study to making sure that it goes to third party arbitration, these issues. unfortunately they haven't said yes yet. >> as you know the obama administration is strongly trying to make -- have people come forward to talk about health care and the baltimore rairch ravens are doing this as well. ho dow you feel about it? >> these are discussions -- we as a league decided not do that but allow our clubs to enter into agreements where they feel it can be beneficial. so the rairchs made that decision. we support them. >> let me come to this question. as the football changes. as you have to have these safety considerations, the players are stronger. is it going to change the game? >> i don't believe so, charlie. i think our game always remains a physical game. it's a tough game. i was just talking to the great john madden last week who's been
involved in monitoring and helping us figure out ideas of how we can continue to make the game safer and he said the players and the coaches are adjusting and the game is getting back to fundamentals, and the game has never been safer, and that's a good thing for the players who play the game, but it's also great for fans because what they're seeing is great competition and their players are healthier and on the field longering and that's what fans want is great football competition, and the competition has been outstanding. >> we've also got some big new this morning. in a moment we're going to be joined by the ceo of under armour, kevin flank. he's here to promote player safety. first we want to show how he turned a t-shirt into a billion-dollar brand. >> when the ball is in the air -- >> what's become a $2 billion company in one of the hottest sports brands in the world started in 1995 with kevin plank's search for a better t-shirt. plank then a university of
maryland football player was tired of sweating through his cotton t-shirts at practice. armed with a tailor and women's fabric in lon jer yeah, he created the first t-shirt. hi corn vinced players to try it as hi ran it out of his grandmother's basement. now under armour is not just under football pad. their footwear apparel, and accessories can be found on athletes all over the world. >> kevin plank joins us at the table to announce a new initiative between under armour and nfl football. we're going to talk about that but first what do you know about women's lingerie how you knew that would work? >> it's become standard for grown men. there's no shame here.
>> it worked very well. i'm very familiar with your stuff. tell us about the partnership with nfl. what are you planning? >> we announced this a few years ago. when the commissioner called us we were very excited to get in involved. i started when i was 11 years old playing tackle football, tag football before this all the way through high school prep school and finally to college. so i giev at good 15 years of playing in this game and a lot of the principles that i have were founded and put into the kpaechlt we run or company like a team. sales and moneying like defense. i.t. and special teams waend coach and we literally keep whiteboards in the office. basically i started my company out of school and it was the lessons on the team field and the environmental that caught me more than anything else. first of all the roots of the game, the benefit and talking about what game provides is one of the most important things i wanted to draw there. >> what are you doing? and what are you doing about brain injury and brain studies.
>> sure. what we wanted to do is put the smartest minds around the world at the table. so bringing nfl, ge, and ourselves. so the role that we're playing with the challenge that kicks off today helps challenge dot-com. people can find out lots of information about it. but the idea is basically three parts. first and foremost we want to be able to challenge people with money raised up to $10 million in total, to challenge everyone in the environment, beyond just ge and under armour but to challenge people to come back and find solutions. number one, to help identify measuring the problem. number two is there any idea for safety. and number three it's things like the commissioner mentioned earlier about heads-up football. how can we do this through education and training and learning from a really very young age. so there's three parts to it and i think we're really excited about what that's going to mean. >> charlie, we're excited about -- this is our second initiative. we started with g e.on diagnostic equipment and trying to identify.
we had an overwhelming reaction on a worldwide basis. over 125 countries participated in it and we think we're going to make a real difference quickly on creating better diagnostic equipment. but the second piece here is really the protective equipment which we now with ge and the nfl joining with under armour here really find are there better protective materials that can be used in our equipment, whether it's helmets an other areas of the equipment and we believe there are. we believe that putting best minds to work is going to create that opportunity. >> a lot of people are excited about what you're doing today. >> yeah. kevin. are you making a call in tomorrow's game for the ravens? >> yeah. >> absolutely. >> we know you can't -- >> i've gotten a prediction on the terps as well. >> norah, they're heading over to tiffany's after the show. would you like any requests? >> yeah. we're happy to join you.
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jon stewart is back back in television's lineup. he spent the summer working on a film in jordan. mark strassmann is with us now. mark, how did it go? >> charlie and norah, good morning. two things are certain. the show didn't lose its stride and its main host hasn't lost his touch. after taking a three-month hiatus to direct his first feature him, actor/comedian jon stewart has reclaimed his seat as the host of "the daily show." the comedy central star took to the stage last night and prove thad he hasn't missed a beat using soft humor to break down
the day's toughest stories. >> bullies and tyrants don't respect weakness. >> reporter: for the past three months that job was in the hands of his daily show counterpart british comedian john oliver. >> this is weird. >> reporter: and it wasn't a slow summer in news. he tackled everything from gay rights to immigration and kept the show writing even when the lights went out. >> you might have noticed things are a little bit weird. >> reporter: ol' vir signed off as guest show two weeks ago but not before high lighting his favorite personal story of the season. >> there's so many things but you i'll miss most of all, carlos danger. >> reporter: in his first routine, stewart thanked him for
filling in. >> i knew john oliver would be a great. what i didn't know is he has dimples you can lose yourself in. >> reporter: fans outside the studio made it sure the flag ship's program had returned. >> i'm so excited jon stewart is back. i've been waiting months. i love john oliver too, but this is big. >> big for all the politicians and pundits he's back to tearing apart. >> hey, everybody. the idiot parade is in town. >> reporter: now the independent film he's been awail shooting is no laughing matter. it's based on a grim true story of an iranian journalist held captive since 2009. >> i stayed up late last night to watch it. >> i did too. how nice it is to go away and come back and people still love you. what were you going to say? >> i thought john oliver did a fa
good morning. starting out with some patchy, dense fog around the bay area this morning, but looking like lots of sunshine coming our way. overlooking russian hill in san francisco, you can see fog at the golden gate bridge. otherwise, we are going to see plenty of sunshine and these temperatures going to remain seasonal for now, probably the next couple of days. then some changes coming our way. i think we're going to heat things up looking towards the weekend. 80s inland, 60s at the coastline, 70s inside the bay, warmer getting hot in spots as we head in toward the weekend. the flu season is right around the corner but there's a new vaccine, a if it's going to be the right one for you and your children. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by macy's.
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found two people dead at the scene of a mobile home fire in dro today. it >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. good morning, everybody. it's 7:56. i'm michelle griego. fire crews found two people dead at the scene of a mobile home fire. it was knocked down and two people died. the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the affordable care act is looming. some people tried to get more information about it last night at a town hall meeting hosted by congressman mike honda. there's another news briefing on it in san francisco this morning. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
the drive time nearly an hour right now in those westbound lanes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's also about a 20-minute rate to get on the span. once you do, that new eastern span looking good all the way into san francisco. a quick check of the nimitz. 880 is gridlocked this morning past the oakland coliseum. that's traffic. here's lawrence. still some patchy fog around the bay area. we have seen delays at sfo of about an hour. still, sunshine elsewhere. looking good from our mount vaca cam. we are going to see plenty of sunshine throughout the day today, temperatures in the 50s and 60s. 64 san jose, 61 degrees in oakland. this afternoon, mostly sunny skies away from the coastline even at the beaches we'll sneak a little sunshine there and a mix of clouds. 60s along the coastline. 70s and low 80s inside the bay and 80s in the valleys. next couple of days, the temperatures staying fairly similar but then into friday, think we start to heat things up. high pressure building in. temperatures could be hot in spots over the weekend.
good morning to you. it's 8:00 in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the cleveland kidnapper took a 1,000 year prison sentence to avoid the death penalty. now, it appears he has carried out his own death sentence. we will go to the prison where officials say ariel castro killed himself. president obama picks up key support for a limited attack on syria but not from the man he is about to see at the g-20 summit vladimir putin real estate is hot, hot, hot in london so hot we'll show you how the building is melting parts of the cars. how do they do that? first, a look at today's eye opener at 8:00. >> my credibility is not on the line.
the international community credibility is on the line. >> military action is naes necessary the president says to punish the syrians and he intends to do so. >> the senate foreign relations community has rewritten the regulation banning the use of ground strikes in syria, limiting the duration of strikes president officials say guards would check on him every 30 minutes. at one point between the checks castro took his own life. this whole new health care system could be doomed. that is why the obama administration is turning to a traditional ally hollywood, for help. the perception is that the nfl lagged behind other leagues in terms of drug testing. >> where i am unfortunately disappointed is that we are not testing for hch right now. we agreed to that in our collective bargaining agreement and have not been aable to input that. "the daily show" drought is over. >> i want to know what do you know about women's lingerie kevin? anything you would like to share with the group.
>> the pros and cons of the 2013 nfl team. pro, tim tebow jersey at the mall. con, realizing the guy who sold it to you is tim tebow. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. ariel castro parentally killed himself last night. only a month ago he started a lifetime prison sentence. >> castro was found hanging in his cell in orient ohio. tino timo ramos of our columbia affiliate is at the prison. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, gayle and those in the west. ariel castro was kept away from other prisoners for his own safety. according to prison officials, they say guards would check on him every 30 minutes at staggering intervals. somewhere between the checks castro was able to take his own life. he was found hanging in his ohio
state prison cell alone shortly after 9:00 p.m. upon discovering his lifeless body, they tried to resuscitate him. he was taken to ohio state university medical center where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. it was just last month they sentenced the 52-year-old to life in prison for abducted and sexually assaulting amanda berry, gina dejesus and michelle knight. now, the investigation into his death continues. nor ah norah, charlie, gayle? a short time ago, president obama says he will continue to engage in russian vladimir putin. putin is warning the united states in going it alone in its strike against syria. major garrett is traveling with the president in sweden. good morning. president obama said he and russian president, vladimir putin, have quote, kind of hit a wall. the two leaders will confront
that wall tomorrow when putin hosts the g-20 global economic summit. the biggest barrier dividing the two nations is syria. putin backs the syrian regime and he told the "associated press" he seriously doubts syrian soldiers were ordered to use chemical weapons against civilians. mr. obama says the evidence is absolutely convincing. he will drive that message at g-20 to enlift more support, at least rhetorically for future air strikes against the syrian regime. the two leaders are expected to have a brief side conversation but no formal talks are planned. major garrett in stockholm the senate foreign relations committee is expected to vote on a draft authorization for the use of force in syria. this morning, arizona republican, john mccain, says he does not support the latest bipartisan plan. on tuesday, president obama won the backing of other key figures in congress for a proposed strike against the assad regime. >> this is something that the
united states as a country needs to do. i'm going to support the president's call for action. i believe, and my col leads should support this call for action. >> i believe that waiting for the u.n. and waiting for putin, the slowest ship in the convoy of reacting to use of weapons, the chemical weapons of assad, is a luxury we can not afford. >> the resolution limits the mission to 90 days with no ground troops. >> marsha blackburn represents a large military constituency around ft. campbell. pleased to have you here. >> you are leaning no? >> you are correct. >> what could change your mind? >> i am going to wait until monday and get the detailed intelligence briefing and look at all they are working toward. we have to know. it's what the president is going to do to design this mission to
clearly articulate how he is going to implement this. >> what does he have to say to convince you it is the right thing to do? >> i want to see actionable intelligence and see what they have, what they bring forward in the classified briefing. i want him to define this mission and then my question to him is how is he going to backfill all of the cuts that have been made to our military forces over the past three or four years. we are looking at $1 trillion worth of cuts coming to the military. they basically had a round of sequestration before they took the 5% cut in sequestration. so we have sent them into afghanistan for a surge with less money, then libya, then egypt, now syria. it is all being done with less resources. >> congresswoman it is true that these sequestration cuts have hurt the military deeply. the republicans in congress and the president agreed to those
jointly. so they are both responsible for that. you represent ft. campbell and that gives you a unique perspective on this. >> what i am hearing is that a lot of the families are tired. they have faced a lot of deployment. >> from those that are the military retirees they are saying, we need the commander in chief to articulate the way forward on this. >> congressman, you heard, no boots on the ground in syria. >> they are saying no boots on the ground. >> but what we have seen happen is a fumbling, if you will. some of the processes in afghanistan question surrounding libya, question surrounding egypt and people are saying we should be incredibly cautious about what we are going to do and to look at syria let's please be certain the president is able to articulate what and how and when. >> senator kerry says the world
is watching. the decision you make is very important, the decision you make and how you make it. are you feeling pressure here? many are told vote your conscious. this is not a political issue. vote your conscious. can you really put politics aside? they seem to be so deeply divided in congress. >> everyone agrees the immorality of assad's action and the gassing of his people. i think at the end of the day. people are looking, what's in the best interest of the united states. for my constituents, they are concerned about individual deployments and lack of definition in a mission. >> there are two points. the administration says if in fact, you don't do something, that assad will use chemical weapons and, if you don't do something, the iranians will take that as a clue they can go ahead with nuclear weapons. >> what if assad does it again
and again and again, what is the response? >> you are correct, the considerations of iran and russia and the entire region. the enstabilityinstability offer the entire region. this is why there was an urging as far as two years back. to do something about the situation in syria that has gotten worse. you can go back and look at what has transpired in iraq when they were saying these weapons are being moved to syria. the wmd is being moved to syria. there are individuals who are saying, let's look and see if we can figure out where this gas is from and where it ties back to. so there are loads of questions to be answered. house members are going to do ou due diligence and do it carefully. >> good to see you. >> pope francis is again using social media to speak out about syria. on twitter yesterday, this quote, with utmost firmness i condemn the use of chemical weapons. the pope is calling for an end
to the conflict. he will lead a day of fasting for syria and the region teresa heinz kerry made her first appearance at the senate hearing. the 74-year-old heinz became ill. he spent three weeks in the hospital. officially the yosemite fire remains under investigation. they suspect an illegal marijuana farm is to blame. they are taking extraordinary measures to stop radioactive waste leaking from the crippled fukushima daiichi power plan. creating an underground ice wall. we will see how it works. >> reporter: more than two years after the fukushima nuclear
radiation accident high radiation continues to menace workers and the system. radiation hotspots are mushrooms around the 1,000 tanks used to store contaminated water. the latest hot spot measured 2200 millisieverts. without their protective suits, they would die. days before the olympic national committee decides whether they will host the olympics. the prime minister announced a $300 million ice wall will be created around it. it calls for bearing refrigeration pipes around the crippled plan to freeze the ground solid and stop the deadly flow of tainted water. tax payers will underwrite a new filtering system for the stored water. once purified the water will have to be dumped in the ocean. the latest measures are
unprecedented. there is no guarantee of success as japan struggles to control the world's worst nuclear accident in recent memory. for "cbs this morning," l for the first time in 30 years, a new vaccine to stop the flu. not everybody can get it. we'll learn why from a top infectious disease sfegspecialist. that's coming up next on "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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hospitalized due to come complications. good to see you, doctor. >> good morning, good morning. >> i've had so many people say this morning why are we talking flu season. isn't it too early, number one, but we need know about a new vaccine. >> we start vaccinating after labor day. we take off toward the end of the month but it's wise to plan ahead, and we do have a new influenza vaccine. it's going to protect not just against three kinds of influenza, but four. and so those vaccines will be widely available but not available at every immunization location. >> so how do you get the special vaccine. you say there are 30 million doses that are this quad rivet land dose. how do you know if you're getting that one? >> you can ask your health care provider or pharmacist who's giving you the vaccine that if they have that available to give it to you because it provides
broader protection. rks in search of it somewhere. >> if you'd like to do it somewhere. i'm a little worried they will search for the vaccine they want won't find it and won't get vaccinated. so at a girchlt point decide to get vaccinated. getting vaccinated is better than not getting vaccinated. >> isn't that always the way. are there other choices for gettingly protects better against influenza for seniors and is provided by medicare. >> for those who say, yeah,
yeah, i never get the flu, now we know it can prevent heart attacks, right? >> look at that. influenza involves the whole body and it can produce heart attacks. it can precipitate them. if you needed another reason to get vaccinated that should surely do it. >> good preventive medicine. dr. william schact never, always good to see you. >> thank you. they hear it all from players, coaches, and fans, but nfl referees keep their cool on the field. two of the league's best shows cbs sports how they hold under pressure. that story's ahead right here on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: cbs morning rounds sponsored by del monte green beans. del monte, bursting with life. ♪ ♪ ♪ if i was a flower growing wild and free ♪ ♪ all i'd want is you to be my sweet honeybee ♪ ♪ and if was a tree growing tall and green ♪ ♪ all i'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves ♪ grown in america.
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>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good morning. it's 8:25. time for some news headlines here at kpix 5. ariel castro the man convicted of kidnapping, raping and torturing three cleveland women for about a decade has apparently killed himself. prison officials say he feels found hanging in his cell last night. senators have revised a resolution that would authorize president obama to use military force against syria. the new draft specifically, though, prohibits the president from putting u.s. troops on the ground. it also limits the time for a military strike to 60 days with a possible 30-day extension. and an overnight fire in san leandro has killed one person, neighbors rushed to get the victim out of the burning trailer but were unsuccessful. fire was knocked down in about 10 minutes but the mobile home was a complete loss.
good morning. we have a new accident now in san jose involving a pickup truck and a motorcycle blocking one lane. northbound 101 by brokaw road. traffic is slow there. unfortunately, 280 is not looking much better heading through downtown san jose. out to the bay bridge toll plaza, once again we're seeing a lot of traffic this morning heading through the macarthur
maze westbound 80 especially busy from richmond down into berkeley. in fact, here's a live look at some of that gridlock as you pass carlson. the drive time is nearly an hour from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that is traffic. for your latest forecast, here's lawrence. >> it is a mix of sun and fog around the bay area right now as we look toward mount diablo. we have some sunshine and clouds in the distance. otherwise we are going to see plenty of sunshine as we head on through the day. the temperatures now in the 50s and also the 60s. 64 degrees very mild in livermore. 64 in san jose. and 60 degrees in san francisco. by this afternoon, we'll see plenty of 80s and sunny skies in the valleys. the temperatures running slightly below average but still comfortable. 70s and low 80s inside the bay. and along the coastline we'll see a mix of sun and clouds. and the temperatures generally in the 60s. i think tomorrow we'll see some similar temperatures but as we get into friday, high pressure starts to build in. those numbers expected to soar getting hot in spots inland. maybe some mid-90s saturday and sunday. le narrator: sleep train
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you know people are worried about president obama's exit strategy and if we go to war well, you know really in three years it'll will be hillary's problem. excuse me one second. let me just take a look. okay. upon further review it turns out the joke was just not that funny. >> always good when you can laugh at yourself. we'll look at the real pressure nfl refs deal with in just a moment. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour queen latifah is here in studio
57. she'll tell us -- hey, queen latifah -- why she's coming back to daytime tv and how a power couple made it happen. >> but a designer who built a tower in london did that but did not intend this. see why it's being called a fry scraper. that's ahead. right now it's time to show you this morning ee's headlines around the world. there was a tweeft blasting the airline. but his tweet went right to the top of the british airway's twitter feed. the tweet reads don't fly british airways. their customer service is horrendous. they apologized. one way to get attention. the daily news says a woman won. brandy johnson who is black sued her boss who is also black for repeatedly called her the "n" word. he said he used it as a form of
tough love. the "detroit free press" looks at how hackers find weaknesses in cars. they've been able to slam people's cars and shut down engines. they've been able to snag 20 to 70 on board connell computers. "usa today" says yelling and swearing at your teenager can back fire. it increases the chances that an adolescent will misbehave or suffer depression but the other extreme doesn't work either. one expert says raising a happy healthy child requires good communication, love, and limits. gayle, you're a great mom. do you agree with that? >> i was going to say -- i wasn't goingen to say i'm great mom but i agree. screaming and hollering is not effective i have found. "the boston globe" says 75 pianos will be installed across the boston area. they'll'll be available for anybody to play. they've been touring the world for the past five years. >> and the "orlando sentinel"
said hunters made a discovery. they found $300,000 worth of gold chance and coins that came from a spanish fleet from a hurricane in 1715. millions could still be down there. >> that's cool. the new nfl season kicks off this week. last year the league began playing without its veteran referees. they were locked out during a contract dispute. the nfl learned the hard way how important the refs are. on assignment for "60 minutes sports" pam oliver sat down with two of the leagues' stars and striping. >> the players thing we're making mistake. >> the coaches think we're making mistakes. >> are you out of your mind? >> the fans are attacking everything we do. and all you've got is the seven of you. you rely on each other completely under those circumstances. >> reporter: ed hockley is probably the most recognized
referee in all of sports. he's something of an officiating rock star. we met him this summer at the cleveland brown's training camp along with one of his many fans. >> you can push and pib his end back. >> reporter: he's the face of the third team on the field, the ones without any pads or helmets. they stand in the middle of the action, a place where hugs are in short supply. >> hey you know you guys for god sakes get rid of this game. you make it like a circus. >> it's a tremendously emotional game and atmosphere. i go to talk to a coach on the sideline and he doesn't have a question. he just wants to vent. and he needs to vent and i recognize that. >> do you have to have a thick skin? >> you have to decide not to get emotionally affected by things that you may hear. >> reporter: like hockley, mike kerry is one of the top referee is in foochblt he understands the ins tensely and rule buick at this level. >> i don't care what happens you
act like a professional. >> reporter: what is the line that you do not cross with you? >> i like the line being line. i like a lot of tension on the field. i like that real vigorous come bad. but as soon as it gets to the point of disrespect or you know violence happens, then i step in. >> hey, hey, hey, hey, stop it. hey, jacobs not again. >> reporter: who is the biggest jerk as a coach? >> you know i think that mentality is gone to tell you the truth. >> reporter: you don't get the guy that just brow beats you. >> i didn't say that. >> reporter: oh okay. they came in to the league together 24 years ago and have been best friends ever since. they spend the summers at their beach houses in southern california, five doors from each other. consider the brady and manning of officiating, hockley and kerry are also consistently ranked the top two referees in the game.
>> it's really funny. mike says the same thing. the number of times that i'll hear from people, oh you're my favorite ref you and the black kbie. and he'll hear you and the -- >> you and the guy with the big arms. >> those arms have become legendary. his 10 grandchildren call him papa touchdown. in football circles he's known as hockley. he's 62 years old and works tirelessly to keep his famous physique honed as i found out when i mistakenly made the mistake of joining him for a workout. it's part of your identity. >> the funny think about it is i'm in a profession where everybody around me are huge human beings. >> oh, he's a monster. >> i get a kick out of the fact that people think i've got some great physique because i don't. >> i don't know. looks like a pretty good physique from this part of the
table i have to say. they seem to be very diplomatic too. did you see when pam asked who's the biggest jerk of the coach? he refused to answer the question. >> people forget they giev tot be real athletes, keep up with the huge players on the field and he's in great shape. >> what i like is the personal friendship between the two. >> me too. you can't get emotionally involved when people are booing you. you have to have a tough skin. you can watch this on cbs 60 minutes sports tonight. maireda survey shows married men can't live without their wives. married women have a different view. sorry. did we laugh out loud patty? >> yes, we did. i'm referencing our stage manager. only 46% want their husbands to survive longer. we laugh out loud but i want to make sure my husband outlives me
because i cot not live without my husband. i adore him. >> i think that's nice. i'm divorced and i definitely want to outlive him. i'm very happy for you norah and jeff tracey. congratulations on being in love. it's a wonderful thing. happy for her. >> you are too. >> you never want to diehim to die soon. >> no. i wish him well. i just want to outlive him. so far, okay. queen latifah is in the green room. she's returning to tv thanks to will smith and jada picke
>> that's chicago's wgn's morning team. they were pretty embarrassed about hanging up on oprah winfrey during a live phone the interview due to a glitch. she was okay. >> that's not what i heard.& she was outraged. it's no big deal. we know that kind of stuff happens. queen latifa is with us today, the musician, producer, author, and nominated actress -- listen to that -- is launch add new show. it's called "teach." it follows four public school teachers through the ups and downs of an academic career. queen latifah is at the table. everybody always says queen latifah but you say queen latifah. >> i do say queen latifah. >> i heard at the age of 8 you told the name latifah because it
means gentle and pleasant. >> yeah, delicate and sensitive. >> what did you know about yourself? >> i was big for my age. >> were you. you mean tall or over-- >> not big or overweight. i was very statue efing. i was big, you know like the tallest girl in my class pictures, you know things like that as a kid. but i was really sensitive. this pices kid who's big but sweet on the inside. so when i saw the meaning of latifah i i saw it in a book my cousin sheronda had and i thought that's me and i started calling myself latifah. >> and it sticks. >> yeah. >> let's talk about teach. i watched the show yesterday. the documentary is going to be on cbs on friday. i know your mom has been a teacher for many years. >> yes. >> i would imagine that's what drew do you this particular project. >> absolutely. i definitely have a soft spot
for teachers and the challenges that they face the education and the excitement that they share with the education of our children. and so when davis guggenheim called me the director i knew what he had done with some of his past films. he's a great documentary director. i was like let me try to figure -- he's like please i would need you to do it. there was no time to do it but i thought i'm going to try to squeeze this in because it is really important and we made it happen. >> it's amazing the way people ream out to you, queen latifah. you started as a rapper at the age of 18 19. now when they talk about you it's entertainment, it's singer author motivational speaker. >> talk show host. >> talk show host. >> overall cool chick. don't forget that. >> overall cool chick. >> you've got a lot of your plate. >> i do. but, you know i always was this type of person. as a kid i was always into a lot
of different things at once. so i was rapping but i was on the basketball team. i was on student government and involved in organizations so i'm used to being kind of the -- i have all these different sides of my personality and i like to use them. so they all work. >> which gives you the greatest satisfaction? >> i think -- you know, whenever i can create an idea and see it come to fruition. so whether it's through my music or whether it was through our management company, just having an artist creating ideas for them watching them become platinum artists, that was exciting for us. it's kind of like watching your babies, you know score the first basket type thing, but all those things when you succeed, they're great and when they're tough, you take your lumps, brush it off and try again. >> you've got a new talk show. >> yes i do. >> what's the name of it? >> it is called -- >> look in the camera. >> thank you.
of course. >> "the queen la tee ta show." >> it's called "the queen latifah show," yes. i right right here on cbs. >> you've talked about it. have you had any hesitation? >> i was in london having a guinness, someone grabbed me, it was will and jada and they kidnapped me made me do this talk show. did do a talk show before and i learned a lot. i had a good time doing it but there was a lot more i wanted to do at the time. i wanted to act more so i hadn't done "chicago," "bringing down the house," "beauty shop,". >> and being nominated. >> exactly. and i had the option to leave the talk show. and i thought, you know what? i really want to do it. but now i'm ready. i feel like life -- i've gotten
to do a lot of thingses in this journey that life has taken me brought me back where i need to be. >> i'm curious about what ready means. in the teaching documentary queen latifah says you learn more from failure than success but that doesn't mean hitting the wall makes it hurt any less. what did you take away from that? >> i think the main thing i took away from the first one is make sure i'm doing something i love every day. it's really important to make sure that it's me that it feels like something i'm enjoying and love because it doesn't matter how much sleep i lose. when i'm doing something i love, i can lose sleep. i can go and go and go and go. my work ethic is pretty intense. but when it comes to dog something that i don't love every day, i'm not very good at it. that's called work and i don't like work very much. >> we can relate when you do something you love. it absolutely doesn't feel like love. >> this is going to be a lot
more fun than you know i was able to accomplish on the last talk show. that was to be more fun but it got serious and intense. i took a lot of those stories home with me so it was really hard to detach myself from travolta. not to go oi bra style, but we had queen latifah aka dana owens is a lot of fun. >> that's right. >> who's listing. and her special "teach," by the way airs this friday at 8:00 right here on cbs. >> please tune in. it's going to be a great. >> we will. we will. a building in london is too hot to handle. see hue this
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literally heating up the neighborhood. charlie d'agata shows us how it's creating unl intended consequences kwr seeing the sun at all sometimes can be an alien sight in london but this is like standing under the sun on steroids. it is crazy hot and it's enough to stop londoners in their tracks. it's like something out of a science fiction movie, coming from outer space and wreaking havoc on the streets of london a solar death ray scorching everything in its path. okay, slight exaggeration. but what was supposed to be a glittering addition to london's kpensing skyline is sending the sun down below where surface temperatures reach almost 200 degrees. the 37-story skyscraper has been nicknamed the fry scraper. >> immediately it's like a
scorching. it's really an intense heat. >> reporter: hot enough to singe carpets and cause things to buckle and you wouldn't want to jump on this guy. thamd show you, yes, it's hot enough to fry an egg, sunny side-up. a driver came back to find people taking pictures of his sports car. they said have you seen what happened to your car? >> i thought that's unbelievable. i wonder what made that happen. >> reporter: we asked simon foster what's going on. >> we call this a parabolic disaster. as the light goes in it focuses down just like a cupped surface and you get focal points. >> and he says it shouldn't have come as a surprise. >> i'm not surprised. it's not an an shintoften shent phenomenon. the business owners have put up
scaffolding to protect the buildings below. it means the death rays should be around for around two weeks and two hours a day and then london's hottest property will be back to just about bearable. now here's the kicker. the same guy who designs this building built a similar one in las vegas, a hotel, where it got so hot on the pool's deck it melted plastic cups and singed people's hair. you would have thought he would have learned his lesson. for "cbs this morning," charlie d'agata. >> you would have thought they would have ham some understanding about this before they ok'd the building. >> somebody's being called to a meeting this morning. let's just say cranky. >> that does it for us. we'll see you tomorrow on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: closed kanging is proudly sponsored by citracal.
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planned for tonight in san francisco. there's another one in hayward next week. summer is going out on a hot streak. lawrence has a steamy forecast. >> we'll crank up the temperatures. today probably not quite yet. we'll see a lot of sunshine and we're looking good around the bay area now. these temperatures were going to remain seasonal as we're expecting the numbers popping up in the afternoon, the 70s and 80s in most spots so maybe slightly below average that's because low pressure just off the coastline. still we'll see about 83 in livermore, 69 san francisco, 75 oakland. next couple of days keeping flat temperatures then heating things up hot over the weekend. your "timesaver traffic" is coming up next.
good morning. checking the ride into oakland right now, still seeing a lot of traffic on that northbound 880 commute. it starts at 238 and continues all the way up towards the downtown oakland exits. the drive time is about double what it should be. 38 minutes now between 238 and the macarthur maze. bay bridge looking good across the span but getting there still jammed up through the macarthur maze. check out the eastshore freeway commute. jammed solid from richmond into berkeley.
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