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the train was traveling at approximately 106 miles per hour. over the limit. investigators say the amtrak train that derailed with deadly results was going too fast when it went off the tracks. this morning the actions of the engineer are in question. while a family desperately searches for a loved one still unaccounted for more than day after the crash. >> my name is mark gildersleeve please help me find my dad. caught on camera. new york police open fire in midtown manhattan when a person wielding a hammer at an officer. and julia roberts with a countdown for david letterman. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, may 14th, 2015.
captioning funded by cbs th 2015. good good morning. i'm alison harmelin in for anne-marie green. the amtrak train was going twice the speed limit. the train's data recorder indicates the engineer slammed on the brakes but it was too late. the train was traveling at 106 miles per hour when it hit the sharp curve. the speed limit is 50 miles per hour. the engineer has been identified but it's unclear if he's cooperating with investigators. at least seven people were killed, many more than 200 others were injured. rail service along the new york corridor is suspended forcing thousands t seek alternate transportation. crews worked through the night at the crash site. don champion is in philadelphia with the latest. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, alison. while the speed alone is the latest, investigators say it's
too early to tell if it alone caused the accident. ntsb investigators say their work is just beginning. crews used heavy machinery overnight to remove the wreckage from the train 188. they're being moved to a different location for further inspection. two days after the operations of the engineer are being scrutinized. cbs news has learned his name is brandon bostion. it shows the train was traveling at 106 miles per hour at a sharp curve when it should have only been going 50. >> there's no way in the world he should have been going that fast. >> reporter: all seven went off the rails after it left philadelphia's 30th station tuesday night. seven were killed and over 100 were hurt. ntsb investigators say they have not interviewed bostion yet. >> we plan to interview the engineer at the first tournament we can. we want to go back and look at the operation of the train. >> reporter: aside from looking at the actions of the engineer, the ntsb is also taking a close
look at the condition of the tracks at the derail site. they're also looking at forward facing cameras attached to the train. tuesday's accident is the deadliest in 16 years. now some passengers are still unaccounted for. eight others remain in critical condition in the hospital. there's no word just yet when service between new york and philadelphia could resume. about 750,000 people use that northeast corridor every day. alison? >> don champion, philadelphia. thank you, don. we've learned of the identities of five of the passengers killed on the train and the search for one man believed to be on board is going desperate this morning. craig boswell is on the scene. >> reporter: a banking executive, a news industry worker, a navy cadet, an educator and a tech ceo and mother of life all lost their lives here when the amtrak train 188 went off the rails during
tuesday evening's commute. the heartbreak here remains. justin zemser was heading home to rockaway beach, new york. the 20-year-old was on break as a second year cadet. his family heard about the crash while waiting for him to arrive home. >> i went online to see if everything was on time, they said there was a derailment and we kept calling the hospitals and then we got the phone call this morning that my son had passed. >> reporter: defense secretary ashton carter shared sympathy on behalf of zemser's family. >> it's a painful day for the entire academy and all those affected by the tragedy. >> reporter: wells fargo banking executive abid gill lani split his time between washington and new york city. he was a married father of two. as was jim gaines, the associate
associated"associated press" video architect who was traveling home at the news agency headquarters. ap president gary pruett told employees leaves behind professionalism, accomplishment, time, and humor. rachel jacobs lived in manhattan with her husband and two children. her family remembered her as a wonderful mother, daughter, sister, wife, and friend. darryn griffith was a passionate educator. he founded a prep school in the bronx aimed at getting kids no longer in school to college. he was also the dean. and this morning a maryland family is holding out hope of finding bob gildersleeve. gildersleeve's father criticized a helpline set up by amtrak for families of victims. >> call up amtrak and get
information from there and please relay it to us because we can't get that information. so it's very frustrating, guys. very. not that they're not trying but trying and coming up empty, you don't do it. >> reporter: meanwhile the care for those who survived the derailment continues. last night red cross volunteers were at new york's penn station to offer support to about 150 people who were on the train. a spokesperson described many of them as shaken or distraught. craig boswell, cbs news, philadelphia. as we reported more than 200 amtrak passengers were injured. this morning about two dozen remain hospitalized. they described a chaotic scene as hundreds scrambled for their lives. john shaw said the most frightening part was when the lights went out. he said it was the scariest 15 seconds of his life. >> you saw people being thrown out of their seats, luggage going everywhere. it took a few minutes to realize the amount of pain they were in and that's when you really started hearing the screaming.
>> nearly all of those injured had fractured ribs. doctors say that indicates they were rattled around a lot. the house appropriations office is taking heat after talking about cutting amtrak's budget. when wednesday's vote came hours after the crash. they would cut their spend big $251 million. the representative criticized his colleagues for letting the public down by failing to make safety a priority. >> they expect us to fund their priorities, they expect us to watch over their safety when they get on trains planes cars, and highways. and last night we failed them. >> one of the amendments voted down called for $85 million to be spent on positive train control. it uses gps and other controls to prevent trains from going over the speed limit. the stretch did not have ptc but it had been installed on the southbound side of the track. the philadelphia crash was
the nation's deadliest train crash in nearly seven years but amtrak passenger deaths remain very rare. just 178 have been killed since 1975. they represent just 4% of the 3,744 amtrak-related deaths in that time. many of those deaths are the result of trespassers falling or jumping from trains. coming up after the "cbs morning news," more on the disaster. coming up on the "morning news," holding out hope. the search continues in nepal for a missing marine helicopter. and later police take down a man in several suspected hammer attacks. this is the "cbs morning news." a man in several suspected hammer attacks. this is the "cbs morning news." it starts to work... ...in just 30 minutes. in fact, nothing works faster. so blow away nasal congestion, fast, with claritin-d. now? can i at least put my shoes on?
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," walmart ups the ante in the shipping wars and we'll meet a soon-to-be 104-year-old man who's not slowed down a bit at work. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. good morning. this morning walmart will test
an unlimited shipped service. for online service. the service costed $50 a year. products will arrive in three days or less. for now the service will be available by invitation only. it was a mixed day on wall street following a disappointing retail sales. the dow and s&p notched their third straight loss. the dow lost 7 points, the s&p lost just half a point and the nasdaq gained 5 points. a barometer of how people get their news. nine news media companies have begun publishing news articles directly on facebook. the program began yesterday. the instant articles appear in facebook's news feed sections. they found 30% of americans get their news from facebook. starbucks is denying reports that its mobile phone app was hacked. 60% of starbucks purchases are made on phones.
it was reported cyber criminals used the system. they stoeld credit card information. starbucks says that isn't true. alison, this weekend, lloyd baker of wyoming celebrates his 104th birthday. remarkable in and of itself but baker is still working full-time at his surveying business. baker said his diet is full of sweets and salts but said he's in better health than he was 50 years ago. >> it's been almost 80 years since i've had a glass of milk, and it's been almost 50 years since i used soap. >> baker says he plans to celebrate with plenty of singing and dancing. alison. >> god bless his heart, jill. it's like my dad's in his 70s. he still works full time. i think hard work keeps you young. >> absolutely. especially keeps your mind sharp. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you, jill.
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stephen curry played like the mvp scoring 18 points. warriors beat the grizzlies, 98-78 to take a 3-2 lead. game six is friday in memphis. in atlanta al horford puts back a defensive rebound to give the hawks an 82-81 win over washington. they now have a 3-2 lead against the wizards in the playoff series. game six is this friday in washington. >> don't turn out the broadway lights on the new york rangers. derek stepan gives them the win. they come back a from a 3-1 deficit and win game seven, 2-1. they'll face tampa bay lightning in the conference finals. and during a practice run if the indianapolis 500, helio castroneves hits the wall and goes airborne. somehow he was not seriously injured.
he got a backup car and was back on the track later in the day. the send-off for davids letterman continues. oscar-winning actress julia roberts paid a visit to the late night host retiring last night. he showed a video of all the times she kissed him. during the interview there was time for one last smooch. >> i know where this is going. >> whoa. >> there are only five episodes left before letterman's grand finale next wednesday, may 20th. the parade of guests continues as george clooney arrives tonight at the ed sullivan theater. not sure if he's ready to pucker up for dave. it's right here on cbs starting at 11:35, 10:35 central. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," comedian jane lynch stops by the studio.
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in northern california, a coast guard helicopter crew rescued a woman trapped on a cliff near crescent city yesterday. she had spent the night stranded on the cliff above the pacific coastline and suffered from exhaustion and exposure. the chopper lifted her up and flew her to safety. here's another look at the top story. investigators say the amtrak train that derailed in philadelphia and crashed tuesday night was going 106 miles per hour. when it hit 1a dangerous curve. that's more than twice the speed limit. the engineer has been identified. it's unclear if he talked to investigators.
at least seven people were killed. more than 200 injured. more than a dozen are still hospitalized. train travel on the corridor is suspended. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," much more on the amtrak disaster and how current technology can control the speed of trains and prevent future crashes. plus the private
letters of prince charles released this week. the yankee great jorge posada slams his former teammate saying alex rodriguez has no place in the hall of fame and jane lynch and maggie hall stop by studio 57. finally over the weekend a graduation party in florida turned into a once-in-a-lifetime jam session with legendary paul mccartney who was a guest decided to join the band on stage. our tampa affiliate has the footage. ♪ >> reporter: that's right. paul mccartney, former beatle and musical legend stepped on
stage arrived at graduation party that turned into a lifetime gig for them. >> we were looking around and couldn't believe it. walters said it was mccartney who asked them if he could a couple of songs. for the first song he made up lyrics as he went. >> reporter: then mccartney said let's do "i saw her standing there," a song phase 5 has never played. so with a little
tut lanl from mccartney and help from the internet you were able to pull this off. >> exactly. he really was helping us through it. he was calling out the stops in the songs. >> reporter: they said mccartney was a very down-to- earth father. >> he got in the drummer's face with the camera. it was crazy. >> reporter: and that drukter happened to be mitchell high school band director joe keena. >> he was right on the drum set. cool experience but i was heart pounding, one of the biggest rock stars in the world. i'm going to be on a home video of his.
it's kind of cool. >> reporter: walters said he's always been a beatles fan and sharing the stage with mack kartccartney tops the list. >> having him on the stage is something you can't be prepared for. in music school they don't teach you what to do when you're playing with the beatles. >> reporter: walter and phase 5 are now ready to share their stage with anyone. >> that's the c b"cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm alison harmelin. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
i think in a little bit we'll see a lot of cars and bicyclists. it's "bike to work" day. good morning, it is thursday, may 14. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. who biked to work today? we have two pregnant gals here and roberta lives 100 miles from here! [ laughter ] >> we'll have scattered showers. watch the roads. they will be slippery when wet. our air temperatures are mild across the board into the 50s. later today 55 degrees in pacifica to just shy of 70. while pinpoint where it's raining now coming up. >> and we already have a traffic alert out in discovery bay. a member of the "kcbs phone force" alerted to us this highway 4 at tracy boulevard is closed in both directions. we'll have details and a check of all