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>> we're on storm watch. thanks for watching. >> good morning. it is thursday, april 6th, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." president trump blames syrian regime for a deadly chemical attack on its own people. he said it changed his attitude about syrian president assad. ash carter is in studio 57 with the realistic options on which the president can do. >> powerful storms move into the northeast threatening millions with dangerous flooding, heavy rain, hail and tornados leave serious damage in the southeast and west. >> we'll take you to the kansas high school where investigative reporting by the students forced their new prison pal to resign. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds.
>> can i just quickly to ask you if the chemical attacks crosses a red line for you? >> that crosses many, many lines, beyond the red line. >> president trump talks tough on syria. >> this is a time for president trump to show the world he's not president obama. >> with syrian instead of a policy, instead of action there's just blame. blame doesn't solve the problem. >> the country is safer with steven bannon not on the national security council. >> this is just a natural evolution to ensure the national security council is organized in a way that best serves the president. >> on capitol hill today, after weeks of fighting over supreme court nominee neil gorsuch democrats are set to filibuster. >> judge gorsuch will be justice gorsuch. >> we are talking rain and quite a bit of rain. >> whoa, whoa! >> the latest round of severe weather that swept across the south is moving into the mid-atlantic. >> it's going to be developing
even more as it heads towards the east. >> president trump defending bill o'reilly in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. >> o'reilly needs to go to jail. >> and f-16 crashes outside of washington. >> oh, my god! thank god he's okay. >> all that -- >> all the way back! george springer! >> weather sent spectators packing. >> all that matters. >> everyone has come together to join the protests against the new protest ad from pepsi. it's quite a concept, basically kendall jenner ends racism by handing a soda to a police officer. and everyone dances away. it's so great. >> i don't understand why pepsi got hammered so far. i think all brands need to become more woke.
let's see coca-cola address climate change. that's what we should see. this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." we have breaking news from capitol hill. house intelligence chairman devon nunes says he will temporarily step down. he drew criticism for going to the white house grounds to view classified documents then briefing president trump. he says he wants a house ethics committee to clear up charges of favoritism. he calls them false and politically motivated. >> president trump will hold a high stakes meeting tonight with china's president. this comes in a week of major foreign policy challenges. mr. trump says he will ask xi jinping to crackdown on north korea's nuclear weapons
program. >> in a news conference with the king of jordan president trump called tuesday's deadly attack on civilians horrific. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: syria's six year war presents a stark challenge to america first policy. mr. trump wrote, stay away and fix broken u.s. the question, can the president stay away now? >> what happened yesterday is unacceptable to me. >> president trump said wednesday the chemical weapons attack in syria that killed nearly 100 people changed his view on the conflict and the dictator ship of ba sar al assad. >> when you kill innocent children, innocent babies, babies, babies, little babies with a chemical gas that is so
lethal that people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines, beyond the red line. >> reporter: mr. trump also argued if president obama had launched military strikes in 2013 in confirm to the first chemical attack things might be different now. >> i think the obama had a great opportunity to solve this crisis when he said the red line in the sand. >> a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons. >> assad crossed that red line in 2013 killing more than a thousand people with gas. president obama backed off after the british parliament failed to support a military strike and congress bached. at the time mr. trump supported staying on the sidelines saying president obama, do not attack syria. there is no upside. >> the status of president assad will be decide the by the syrian people. >> reporter: as recently as last
week, secretary of state indicated assad's future would not be subject to international pressure. >> imagine if you are that father and that is your child who has just been gassed to death by a regime. you will never, ever accept that regime as your rightful leader. >> reporter: florida republican marco rubio implied the statement gave the dictator licensed to act. >> when i asked the president yesterday if he was contemplating a change in his syrian policy he said only you'll see taken together the president's remarks in the rose garden suggested a possible shift underscored by the president's declaration on this and other matters he is quote flexible. >> all right. we will see. thank you very much. u.n. ambassador nikki haley suggests that the trump administration will take action if the international committee fails to respond to the chemical attack in syria. holding up photos, haley blamed russia for protecting the assad
government. >> children foaming at the mouth, suffering convulsions, being carried in the arms of desperate parents. look at those pictures. we cannot close our eyes to those pictures. >> holly williams is along the turkey/syria border and the victims there. a warning these images are quite disturbing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. autopsies on some of those killed in this attack prove that a chemical weapon was used. that's according to turkey's justice minister speaking earlier today. he lost his 9 mold twins in the attack on the. they're names are ira and ahmed he said. say good buy my loves. he buried them yesterday along
with their mother. even in the hell of syria's civil war this attack was notable for his bar ba rich. men, women and children left gasping for air and foaming at the mouth. autopsies on three of those who lost their lives were carried out at this institute. they died after being brought into the country for treatment with around 30 others. >> reporter: survivors who had been brought here to turkey can be tested for a chemical agent but across that border inside the war zone gathering evidence is more difficult and more dangerous. the streets are now unnaturally quiet. two days after these astrosty, many of its residents have fled but some are taken samples from the scene of the attack. they want to prove what it was that killed their loved ones.
he says he watched his mother, father and nephew die. people were screaming it's a chemical attack he says but you don't think about running away. you try to help people and carry them out of there. >> reporter: syria's foreign minister spoke a while ago and claimed that the syrian renim has not and will not use chemical weapons against its own people. >> thanks. everybody is horrified by those pictures. >> ash carter served for nearly two years as president obama secretary of defense. he worked for 11 previous defense secretaries in both democratic and republicans administration. he was recently named director of the beltford center. he's also associated with innovation at m.i.t. ash carter, good morning. >> good morning. >> let me just ask the question with respect to this administration. what more can they do in syria to make a difference? >> the assad regime you saw what
happened recently. that is assad. that is an atrocity and the russians are enable that. when the russians came in, charlie, you remember this, the russians said that they were going to do what they ought to have done which is to promote -- facilitate a political transition in which assad is moved out, the structures of the syrian state, not the regime but some basics of governance remain and the syrian opposition becomes part of the government and restores this country to the decency that its people deserve. they didn't do that. instead they fueled the civil war. >> so what can can we do? >> for one thing right now is i think that additional sanctions on russia would that some on the hill are calling for is appropriate. the russians have responsibility for doing this. >> responsibility meaning they carried out the attack? >> no.
they've enabled. i don't have any reason to say that. it's clear the assad regime did. they didn't come in to end the civil war, they joined the civil war on the side of assad. >> but the trump administration says that the obama administration missed a great opportunity to solve the crisis in syria. what's your response when you hear that? >> i wasn't secretary of defense at that time, but we are where we are today and that's where i'm realistic about where i was at secretary of defense and i thought it was important that we keep the pressure on the russians to do what they're supposed to do e. meanwhile, in the rest of syria, don't forget we have american troops there today who are very successful doing what has to be done -- >> in syria? >> destroy isil and iraq because -- that's necessary because those -- that's not a civil war there intent upon
attacking americans and we need to protect ourselves and we need to destroy isil in iraq and syria and we need to destroy the state and idea that there can be an islamic state. that's important. we're doing that at the same time. in the civil war our approach has been to try to promote an end to the civil war and not to fuel the civil war. >> not to take out assad? >> again, the russian said they were going to do was move assad aside and the members of the regime -- >> hold on a minute. five days before this attack happened, president trump abandoned the goal of pressuring assad to leave power. that was a shift in u.s. policy. do you think that that sent a message that allowed assad to carry out that attack? >> i can't say that. this is assad's responsibility. i think it is important for us to have clarity about our policy
and consistents in the anunsation of our policy. >> we should talk about north korea. >> you know a lot about nuclear policy. do you believe the north koreans now have the capacity to deliver a nuclear weapon to america's coast? >> i'm certain they're trying to get that capability, charlie. >> how close are they? because some are saying they're this close? >> i believe that they are intent upon getting there and what we need to do about that and are doing about that, we've long anticipated that is we stay one step ahead of them. that's charlie why we improved our missile defenses of our own territory, in both their number and quality. that's why we're deploying the so-called cad system in north korea, that's why we have 28,000 troops on the korean peninsula. i'd like to see the chinese, especially, turn the north koreans around for reasons i can
explain. i'm not optimistic about that but we've tried for 20 years. it's worth continuing to try but in the meantime we have to deter and defend ourselves. we stand strong in the korean peninsula. there's troops there right now as we sit here right now, it's evening there, they're motto is fight tonight and of course nobody wants a war there. >> but it means they're ready. >> they are ready. if war came to the korean peninsula, first of all i'm confident that we would win. we would destroy north korea's military and destroy their rejiem but it is an intensity of violence that the world has not scene since the last korean war. it's a very congested area, many, many civilians would be killed in the process in this process so it's not something you can deal with lightly but we are ready. >> president trump has a big meeting of course today, tomorrow, this weekend with president xi jinping of china.
the last missile test that the north koreans launch, we saw the secretary of state issue a statement that the u.s. has spoken enough about north korea. we have no further comments. has the u.s. spoken enough about north korea. did you find that statement unusual? >> i think what's important is what we -- is to act and i mean that we've long been clear in opposing north korean nuclear missile but also their general aggression and provocative posture on the korean peninsula. i think that much is clear. what isn't clear to me is whether the chinese will ever do exercise what they uniquely have, which is carrots and sticks that could influence the be-havre of kim jong-un. >> why do they not do that? >> i think there are two reasons, charlie. both of which -- they fear the near term more than the far
term. a lot of us are like that. and it's a natural tendency but they know this is trouble in the long run and select a frog boiling in the pot, they haven't jumped and the reason they haven't jumped to your question is two fold. one is they don't want to see a collapse of north korea and they don't want to see a war on the korean peninsula because they know that would result in a unified korea quite likely -- >> we're out of time but remember the president of the united states, donald trump said if the chinese are not prepared to go with us, we're prepared to go alone. >> i believe today will be -- he said he was going to be dealing with the chinese on that as well as very important economic -- >> tlad trade and other issues. >> thank you. >> good to see you. >> likewise. >> the president has reversed one of his more controversial moves. his strategist steve bannon was
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a twister roared through this area ripping everything in site and whatever it hit it punished. >> big tornado, big, big tornado. >> tornados, hail, flash floods and high winds cause damage from the deep south to the midwest on wednesday. at least nine reported twisters touched down, one destroying several buildings in south georgia. >> the top on the whole house started peeling off so we knew it was a very serious storm. >> high winds toppled trees and crushed this pickup truck and a mobile home. >> it could be much worse. i'm very thankful that it's not. >> hailstones, some as large as payables pounded neighborhoods even peeling the paint off homes. along atlanta's creek this truck became trapped in rising flood waters. five city workers were stranded and first responders used rafts to rescue them.
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they had demanded. you remember i did a kwtd 60 minutes" piece. >> i do remember. >> the sum it between president trump and china's president will take place in ma a lago. the laid back setting is to help the two men understand each other. they have been under pressure over trade and north korea and trade in the south china sea. margaret brennan is there with a look at the high profile meeting. good morning. >> good morning. past presidents have held meetings at government owned properties like camp david but president trump is giving it a personal touch bringing zee the president to his personal
place. he repeatedly blasted china accusing beijing of unfair practices he equated to rape and theft. >> we have a lot of power with china. >> today president trump will try to reboot the relationship by inviting china's president and wife to family club, mar-a-la mar-a-lago. >> the u.s. president is investing in building congress after they appeared to openly discuss north korea's missile test over dinner in february. the government accountability office has now agreed to plan whether mar-a-lago has secured space. the type of secret service screening measuring and how the government ensures travel related expenses are fair and reasonable.
>> by meeting with the president of china on thursday and friday in palm beach, florida, and i think we're going to have a very interesting talk. >> also in question is whether the trump family financially benefits from such a high-profile visit. business analyst, kathleen clark. >> it attracts a large amount. >> hesitate son don junior now holds that title according to a license of taked by cb suhs in. he's not staying at the property but the visit raises questions. >> when president trump makes arrangements to meet a foreign leader like mar a la fwoe, what he's doing is using the government office for private gain. >> now the white house has not responded to our inquiries whether the chinese delegation will be paying for any kind of
service while they're visiting mar-a-lago. >> interesting question raised there. margaret in palm beefrp. thank you. president trump is coming to the list of bill o'reilly, even though the list of companies pulling adds growing. they're reporting that o'reilly and fox paid millions to settle harassment allegations. vladimir duthiers is here. good morning. >> good morning. the fox news host's comment only came over the weekend where he said his prominent position makes him susceptible to lawsuits. they're hoping the controversy dies down and no new revolutions take its place. he did the same for fox news host bill o'reilly. in an interview with "the new york times" on wednesday, he called bill o'reilly a good
person saying i don't think bill did anything wrong. >> it's clear bill o'reilly and donald trump have a relationship that goes back aways, so in that sense it's not surprising the president would make the commencomment s in support that he did, however, it came with quite the controversy. >> "the new york times" reported over the weekend bill o'reilly and fox news reached a settlement with five women. when asked, trump said personally i think he should have settled. one woman who did, responded, it requires mediation and prevents going to court. she said the president's comments made her feel vilified all over again. meanwhile more advertisers are taking their commercial dollars elsewhere. nearly 50 sponsors including
three are pulling out. >> you wonder whether it's going be something more personal. >> the commercial minutes on "the o'reilly factor" were down from 18 to 13 minutes but show's ratings have increased because of the controversy or in spite of it. >> it sends quite a message out there. >> it does, indeed. >> thank you, vlad. a high school principal stepped down. the tlag that prompted the high school reporters to dig a little deeper. >> i love this story. >> i do too. we invite you to subscribe to our cbs ipod. you're watching "cbs this morning." of course, thank you for that. we'll be right back.
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>> reporter: when students at pittsburgh high school started asking routine question about incoming principal amy robertson, they didn't like what they heard. >> in looking into her background we noticed several discrepancies and several red flags. >> that's when two went to work. in last week's issue, stujts detailed a march 16th call where she gave conflicting dates and answers. robertson said she earned a masters and doctorate from a university online but occasionally visited the campus in california. >> it was unaccredited and also had discrepanciesing with being a diploma mill or web mill. >> this shows a commencement but
it's from h. department does not have a record of core license university. sprp decembertry brown says he's proud of the students and says robertson's $93 hearing was doomed without the proper documentation. >> they wouldn't be able to get a license in kansas. i'll just say the chickens where they come to roost. >> most people don't want their taxpayer dollars going to someone that lied. >> reporter: these students also learned the value in shoe leather reporting. >> we understand our rolls and that is to present truth. >> reporter: robertson's undergraduate degree is also in question. we're told she did attend but did not graduate. we reached out to robertson on multiple platforms and did not
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masters. golfers at the table. >> we'll talk about that with jim nantz. >> he may have to miss the master, our friend. he's at the augusta national. ahead, he'll preview the tournament and have the latest on dustin johnson. he had a little issue. and two of golf's biggest legends. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. i was a doer. i was active. then the chronic, widespread pain drained my energy. my doctor said moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. she also prescribed lyrica. fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. woman: for some, lyrica can significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain and improve function, so i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash,
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suspect shot and killed by officers earlier this week has been identified as 65-year-old "stephen connard ferry." good morning, it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. in napa, the suspect shot and killed by officers earlier this week has been identified. at 65-year-old steven conrad ferry. investigators say he drove a car out of a garage on bueno street and started shooting at officers on tuesday. in san francisco, hundreds of taxi drivers have been spared a hefty annual fee. the sfmta just vote to waive an $1,100 yearly fee for the 700 taxi medallion holders to drive full time. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
before willow avenue. it's a two-car crash blocking the right lane. causing speeds of just 17 miles per hour. so very slow and we had a couple other crashes earlier this morning on westbound 80 in hercules. also the richmond area. so as you can see that is backed up to the maze. and now here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. 25 minutes maze to downtown. contra costa county, 20 miles per hour along westbound highway 4 through pittsburg into concord. and we have a new crash here in southbound 680 after andrade road a two-car crash blocking a lane. i'll send it to you. >> thank you, roqui. prefrontal rains now in the north bay and around the peninsula into el granada a little bit of light precipitation around the tri- valley but this is nothing. heavy rain after the evening commute. 40s and 50s over the golden gate bridge with rain. rain and wind today and tomorrow. ,,,,,,,,
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's thursday, april 6, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president trump's top political strategist loses a high ranking role. why steve bannon was taken off the national security council. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. a. >> house intelligence chairman devin nunes will step down from the investigation of russian meddling. >> syria's civil war presents a stark challenge for the america first policy. >> president trump abandoned the goal of pressuring assad to leave power. do you think that that sent a message that alloweds a sad to cat allowed assad to carry out --
>> i can't say that. this is assad's responsibility. >> president trump is giving it a personal touch, bringing xi jinping do his family owned club and government ethics experts are asking if that's appropriate. >> check out the recent episode of "wheel of fortune." >> melinda? >> you know that couple is going to be fighting about that moment for the next 20 years. oh, i'm not nice enough to your mother, well remember when you get optical bite? >> we are following breaking news from capitol hill. the house intelligence committee's chairman said he will temporarily withdraw from the committee's probe of russian election interference. devin nunes says charges of favoritism are politically motivated. he asked the house ethnics committee to investigate them. moments ago, adam schiff and house speaker paul ryan spoke to reporters. >> i just want to express my
appreciation for what the chairman decided to do. i'm sure it was a very difficult decision for him. but as he mentioned i think it is in the best interest of the investigation. it will be i think allow us to have a fresh start moving forward. >> representative mike conaway a senior member of the committee will lead this investigation with respect to the house republicans on the intelligence committee. i'm confident that he will oversee a professional investigation into russia's actions and follow the facts wherever they may lead. >> democrats had urged nunes to withdraw from the investigation. nunes said he reviewed classified documents last month on the white house grounds. he then told president trump about them before speaking to the committee members. president trump begins a two-day summit with xi jinping. tonight at his florida resort. their first meeting comes two days after north korea launched another ballistic missile into the sea of japan. president trump has said if china doesn't help with north
korea the united states will do it alone. >> now north korea is not the president's only foreign policy challenge this week. yesterday, mr. trump condemned a chemical weapons attack in syria blaming the syrian government. >> it crossed a lo at of lines for me. when you kill innocent children -- innocent babies, babies, little babies, with a chemical gas that is so lethal people were shocked to hear what gas it was, that crosses many, many lines beyond the red line. many, many lines. >> the president would not say if he's changing u.s. policy on the syrian civil war. tuesday's attack happened five days after the trump administration said syrian president bashar al assad could remain in power. the president's chief strategist steve bannon has been dropped from his controversial post on the national security council. a reorganization removed bannon
from the influential principals committee. the president was strongly criticized for giving him the position in january. mr. trump's new national security adviser hr mcmaster led the changes. chip reid is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. the white house says bannon was appointed to the principals committee to be a check on fo former national security nikal flynn and now that he's gone there's no reason for to bannon to remain on the nsc. >> this is a national evolution to ensure it's organized in a way that best serves the president. >> reporter: vice president pence down played the administration's second shakeup of the national security council. by removing white house chief strategist steve bannon from the principals committee and adding back the chairman of the joint chiefs it reverses the changes
approved by president trump eight days after his inauguration. >> the appointment of mr. bannon is something which is a radical departure from any national security council in history. >> reporter: at the time, bannon's appointment stunned some members of congress and many foreign policy experts including former acting cia director and cbs news senior contributor michael morell. >> that brings politics into the room where there should be no politics. >> reporter: bannon served in the navy but he has little foreign policy experience. he is best known for his previous job as the head of breitbart news, an ultraconservative and highly controversial website. >> i can run a little hot on occasions. >> reporter: a close conif i dance of the president, he rarely speaks in public but when he does he's a fierce critic of the media and defender of mr. trump's nationalist agenda. >> you better understand something, all of the promises are going to be implemented. >> reporter: sources say the
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actress julia roberts says she feels awkward, despite all her success in hollywood. >> when i look at someone like -- i always use him as an example, like will smith. >> uh-huh. >> seems to me like a perfect movie star. he just has charisma and people come up to him and he just knows what to say. tom hanks is like this. he knows who tow make conversation and, you know -- and i'm like hi.
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the first day of this year's masses is an emotional day for the golf world. the tournament gets under way with two golf legends and a contribute to the late arnold palmer. we'll talk about a tradition unlike any other. plus a rock star libraryian who is traveling 200 days a year to share his message. school libraries are a sacred place for kids. amen to that. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. kids. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back.
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ladies and gentlemen welcome me and express your love and affection to mrs. arnold palmer. well, good morning and welcome to the 2017 masters. it is a wonderful but in one respect difficult day. for the first time in many, many decades, someone is obviously missing from the first tee here at augusta national and the masters. the almost unbearable sadness we all feel at the passing of arnold palmer is surpassed only by the love and affection for him, which will forever reside in our hearts. arnold palmer was more than the king, a title he justifiably deserved by his four masters victories and more pga tour
wins. arnold palmer was my friend. he was your friend. despite all of his fame and fortune, he always had time for all of us. a smile, an autograph, a photo. he was always giving. but it still hurts so bad that he is not here with us today. we knew this day would come. we counted our blessings over the last several years as his health was beginning to decline, but his smile and his graciousness never changed. as he would walk to this very tee for this ceremony, we would point and shout above the cheers to the kids and grandkids, look, look, it's arnold palmer. they would radiate smiles because they knew they were seeing a legend. and you know what? he would always smile back. that's the arnold palmer we remember, we miss, and will
forever love. please join me now in a moment of silence as each of us says our own personal good-bye to this one man. thank you. i am so happy. u i'm so honored with todayed a it always with in good hands of great friends themselves, legendary golfers. first on the team, golf's great international champion, a winner of three national titles, a man who played in a record-setting unbelievable 52 masters tournaments, ladies and gentlemen, please welcome back mr. gary player.
>> ladies and gentlemen, the 2017 masters has now officially begun. have fun! >> there you have it. billy payne with that great ceremony to kick off the masters. jim nantz has been covering the masters for cbssports for 32 consecutive years. he is with us from augusta. jim, good morning. great to see you. >> good morning. always great to be with all of you. never see anything like the first tee and the raw emotion as arnold palmer was certainly remembered in such a grand and beautiful fashion and billy payne did such a great job, i think, of summing it all up and at the same time getting this tournament started with gary player and jack nicklaus hitting those first shots. >> it was, it was. there's a lots of news. first of all the number one
golfer dustin johnson had an accident. what's the latestsome. >> he slipped on the stair 'cause last night of the house he's renting and he threw his back out. fortunately for dustin he has the last starting time today, just a little after 2:00. we probably won't know until a half hour before start time if dustin is going to be able to play. it's just a shame. he comes in here having won his last two starts. he was a favorite coming in. just a bizarre twist of events here on the eve of the tournament. >> do you know what happened, jim? what was he doing? >> he was going downstairs. he's got a little one running around the house. i know he was going downstairs in his rental house and he had only socks on his feet. we even all done that before. i've done that before. he slipped and jarred his back. >> jim, charlie here. >> hi, charlie. >> how are you? >> i'm well. excited to be here. >> what story lines are you looking at for this masters?
>> you know, this is going to be -- first off, today's going to be big story line as you can no doubt tell with the wins. it's cold and it's blowing up to almost 40-mile-per-hour gusts. it's going to be a survival test out there today. you could shoot a really high score. but we come in looking at jordan spieth trying to avenge what happened last year when he had the big lead with nine holes to go and made a seven on the 12 hole and a bogey. we've got the dustin johnson story to talk about. everybody comes here primed
a bay area woman who is charged with murder-- is expected to post one of the biggest bails in history. ti at 62 millio it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. a bay area woman who is charged with murder is expected to post one of the biggest bales in history. tiffany li's bail set at $62 million in property and $4 million in cash. she killed the father of her children. a new audit shows that the raiders owe more than $800,000 in parking fees. the team has only been making minimum payments since 2013. they owe an estimated $25,000 more per game since then. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning, breyer. it is 8:27. happy thursday. we're almost there. let's take a look at your bay area roads. but first, let's take a look at mass transit. bart and ace on time. the problem though is muni. there's a traffic accident on ocean avenue and victoria so this -- the k ingleside line is blocked in both directions and they are using shuttle buses. vallejo sfpd ferry traveling on the noon vallejo to san francisco ferry will be serviced by bus. also, san francisco to vallejo this afternoon will be serviced by buses. bay bridge toll plaza, if you
are heading into downtown san francisco, about 15 minutes. san mateo bridge, traffic stopped on highway 92 from hayward to foster city. 25 minutes, as well. roberta, to you. >> hey, roqui. thanks. morning, everybody. don't leave home without that umbrella. we now have some prefrontal rains invading the north bay. the city of san francisco. along the peninsula. and it looks like at this particular time a lot of this is light rain from san rafael through mill valley across sausalito into the golden gate bridge. looking at the golden gate bridge we have some wet pavement a few cars are using their windshield wipers. look at the flag still flat. we'll be seeing increasing winds. we are now in the 40s and 50s. with winds ramping up this afternoon south 10 to 20, then 20 to 30 late day, we have a high wind warning in effect for the red highlighted areas. wind gusts overnight up to 65 miles per hour. temperatures much cooler in the 60s. heaviest rain overnight through friday morning.
an arizona teenager is reaching for the stars in search of a prom date big time. hehe opening song in "la sps la land." he asked emma stone to his high school prom. you go, jacob. dozens of classmates and teachers helped him make the video. but the teenager says he's got a backup date in case stone can't make it or declines his creative
imitation. i think it's nice he has a backup. >> what do you think? >> i think if she can, that would be touching. >> how would you feel if you're the backup date and emma stone is like, i'm coming and you're like, i'm still here. >> i think i would understand. >> i wouldn't. >> you wouldn't? >> no, no. you want to go to the prom with the guy who made the cool video. >> she might say no just because of that fact. >> you're not the backup date? norah says i'm not the backup date here ever. >> important discussions here. welcome back to "cbs this morning." julia roberts, she's not backup date either. we'll show you our interview we had with her later on in this half hour. right now time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the baltimore sun" reports on a crash of a fighter jet in a washington community. it shows an international irjs
going down. the pilot ditched his jet in a wooded area to avoid crashing into homes. no one on the ground was hurt, but 20 homes were evacuated. the pilot suffered minor injuries. he had been heading to a training exercise in pennsylvania. "the new york times" explained why pepsi's new ad campaign fizzled big time. it was quickly pulled after social media critics said unity and understanding. clearly we missed the mark. "usa today" has a report out that fines united states is losing ground as a tourist destination. they ranked spain as the most tourist friendly place to visit. it's followed by france, germany, japan, and the united kingdom. united states ranked sixth. it dropped from its fourth place
spot two years ago. researchers say the u.s. lost ground in its appeal of national beauty and the threat of terrorism. the ratings were before president trump was elected. politico says joe and jill biden have signed for some books. no terms were revealed. biden's first book will deal with the death of his son beau from brain cancer. and the "washington post" reports on quadruplets admitted to yale and harvard. the wade brothers were also accepted into other top schools individually. they include georgetown, stanford, and duke. what an incredible accomplishment. oh, my gosh. >> remember the wade brothers. we have not heard the rest of
them. >> mom and dad. >> that says something about nature and nurture. >> mom and dad. yes, except for the bill. julia robertss left her hometown in georgia as a teenager to head to new york city. she made popular marks in "mystic pizza," magnolia," and "pretty woman." julia quickly became one of hollywood's most sought after actors. >> you're late. >> you're stunning. shall we go to dinner. >> roberts has won three golden globes. now the mother of three lends her voice to the new animated voice called "smurfs: the lost village." she talks about fame through the eyes of her kids and her apprehension when she began following her dream. >> i was 17 when i moved to new
york. it was a big different from smyrna, georgia. i spent a lot of time by myself. the city was so fast and big, so i would get on the phone with my mom crying, i want to come home. you stay right where you are. you work this out. >> and you did. >> yeah. >> as stunning as she is on screen, her fans say no one makes a character more relatable than julia roberts. her early success led to a landmark payday. >> people don't dream about being rich. they dream about being able to watch their kids swim in a pool without worrying about having a his tysterectomy at the age of >> "erin brockovich." >> when did you realize you could make a career out of this and thought, okay, i'll be all
right. >> i think when i got nominated for "pretty women." ♪ you just leave it all up to me ♪ >> and it was the second nomination where i thought, maybe it's not a fluke, like maybe i really am able to get all of my creative feeling across. >> i don't want you to get too excited. >> reporter: starring alongside richard gere in "pretty woman" may have commented her as america's favorite woman. remember that laugh? it was cameraman danny moder. >> he was great friends with brad and i would go, i read that book. >> i can contribute to this conversation. >> it was long after that. but that's what started. it was the two of them in their
conversation about books and movies and stuff i would chime in. >> the two married back in 2002 and have three children, twins, fin yas and hassle, and henry. >> do they know what you do? >> they do. >> they really get who you are? >> one of them said, so, are you famous? >> yeah. >> like, you know, i guess there are people who know me that i don't know. >> are you more famous than taylor swift. no, i am not. but i think that kind of put it in kind of, okay, well -- well, okay. >> i eat smurf willow, leader of the smurfs. >> i'm afraid that's quite impossible because i happen to be the leader of the smurfs. >> whatever you say, papa sang. >> now they can hear their mom. >> i think these smurfs are timeless fun little creatures. >> and there are many life
lessons in that too. >> they've always had these sweet lessons and teachings, and this movie is no different in that it's so much about being kind and accepting our differences and right now if we can take that in, all the better. just to soften the edges a little bit of what's happening in the world right now. >> you know, we had an election in this country and there was a woman's march and it was report thad you were there. >> mm-hmm. >> and that you took hazel. >> why did you go and why did you want to take her? >> she had a very strong interest in the election, and i think the result was so surprising to her as it was to many of us, and i felt it was important for her to feel a sense of participating, you know, that you're not just in
your house and this thing has happened. we as women have certain ideas and beliefs and we just want to be really sure that you are aware of them. >> julia roberts, julia fiona roberts is turning 50 this year. >> gayle. >> i like it. >> gosh. you're breaking the girl code. >> it's published everywhere, julia. listen. i'm 62, and i think it's great. and i wonder, do you have those kind of hang-ups that, you know, when you reach a milestone birthday? >> well, there's nothing to be done. it will arriving. >> yes. god willing, yeah. >> yeah. that's the thing. that's the only other option to turning 50. so i'll go for 50. >> yeah. i was hoping you wouldn't have the hang-ups about that number. i don't really think you do. >> well, i don't think i do, but i think it has so much to do with being settled and happy,
but, you know, i do have a mirror in my bathroom. >> yeah. and what do you see when you look in the mirrors many. >> some days i just need a tight ponytail. >> a ponytail works. she describes herself as a stay-at-home mom. that's how she describes herself. who likes to work because she still very much likes her acting career. her husband danny moulder calls her domestic artist. she's very artsy crafty and loves making stuff for your her kids but she still loves her chusing movie roles. you can find it on apples and itunes ipod cast. a super fan of books is
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you may remember the school library's where many students discover popular books like "charlotte's web," "goosebumps," or "harry potter." 51% say the kids get their best ideaings for books from school libraries or teachers. but most schools do not have the resources to pay for a full-time librarian. dean reynolds caught up with a man outside of chicago who's crossing his love of literature with as many kids as possible. >> reporter: john schumaker's job keeps him on the road about 200 days out of the year and this is what he does for a living. >> my job is to tell teachers and librarians and principals and superintendents, and parents about the power of letting kids read the books that they want to
read. >> reporter: with a boundless enthusiasm, this 35-year-old librarian may be the foremost advocate for school reading in the country. >> being in the library, being in this magical sacred place is one of the most rewarding things. >> reporter: we were with him when he visited the kendall elementary school in naples, illinois. >> holy mackerel! >> holy mackerel! >> reporter: where there are plenty of page turners and enthusiastic readers. >> what does it for you. >> works your brain. >> gives you enthusiasm. >> how old were you? >> kindergarten. >> really? >> 1 or 2. >> wow. >> as such, he tours schools all ore the country, but even that broad label is too narrow for
his impact. >> as you're reading the book, your heat is grueling. as you're reading the book, your soul is billowing out. >> i think reading is everything. >> reporter: she's the third grade teacher. the library is the heart of our school. the students are excite god. without a library, i'm not sure how a school could function. >> reporter: not every school is lucky. according to a survey 39% of schools nakswide reported not having a full-time librarian. carla haden is the librarian of congress. >> many schools are under severe fiscal challenges and they have to make hard decisions. that has affected many school libraries. >> it should. be viewed as a privilege. it should be seen as a right r even if libraryians are on hand, it's doubtful they would be quite like mr. schumaker. >> do you like the spell bookme?
there's nothing better than smell books. >> reporter: over the years he's given away more smell books that he can count. >> his work is so important because he's giving inspiration to school librarians. not an oxymoron. a rock star librarian. >> last night i had so much work to do but i had to reach this book. >> reporter: schumaker who reads 800 to a thousand books a year says he didn't like the library much growing up. >> i was always being shushed, so i would ask to go to the nurse. >> reporter: that time changed by being an educator. >> by putting a book in the hands of a child, we can put hope directly into that child's hands. we can put love directly into that child's hands and we can show them, look, you have the
power to make this world better. >> i love your enthusiasm. >> the joy that came off of the kids that we met today will carry me through the next month. >> and onto the next good book. >> let's give everyone a round. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," dean reynolds, naperville, illinois. >> i love that when he said reading a book means your soul is growing. do you remember getting your first library card with your name on itso? i love this thing. >> the thing i love is access to books and information because of the internet. >> books can tang you many, many places. bravo, mr. schumaker.,,,,,,,,,,,
state lawmakers could vote on some major road repairs. the bill would bring in 52-million dollars.. for repairs across the state. the measure would also mean: an increase o good morning. later today, state lawmakers could vote on some major road repair bills. the bill would bring in $52 million for repairs across the state. the measure would also mean an increase in gas taxes and registration fees. a new audit shows that the raiders owe more than $800,000 in parking fees. the team has only been making minimum payments since 2013. they owe an estimated $25,000 more per game since then. the "salesforce tower" officially the tallest building in the bay area. the city officials are making the milestone with the topping off ceremony today. the 61-story building is near first and mission. stick around; we'll have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. i'm roqui theus with your local traffic update. let's check the bridges starting in marin county. it's slow southbound 101 into san francisco across the span the golden gate bridge looking good in both directions. moving over now to the bay bridge toll plaza from the maze to downtown san francisco, that's a 25-minute drive so it's still slowing you down. live look at the san mateo bridge, between hayward and foster city, another 25 minutes between 880 and 101.
let's move now to the south bay. not looking too bad. northbound 101 pretty snow san jose. -- pretty slow in san jose, northbound 101. muni delayed to an accident. >> sam bunger on kcbs radio just asked me what about the a's game today? well, a passing shower is possible but certainly no rainout. morning, everybody. our live hi-def doppler radar is pick up some prefrontal rain showers from the north bay lining the peninsula over the golden gate brink into the east bay now in berkeley. it's very light. the winds have not picked up yet. temperature already 61 in san jose. high wind warning for the red highlighted area. high wind advisory for the blue basically our winchester will be increasing -- basically our winds will be increasing to 30 miles per hour in the evening commute. 60s and the 70s today. heavy rain and gusty winds overnight. rain through friday and friday night through saturday midday.
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