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and, that's the "overnight news" for 2017. this is the cbs morning news. this morning the president is condemning north korea as a brutal regime demand the release of three american prisoners following american shocking death. >> he spent a year and a half in north korea. a lot of bad things happened. >> democrats protests senate's secrecy accusing republicans of trying to pass obamacare replacement behind closed doors. what it will take for the symbolic stance to have any real
west is bracing for more record heat. the heat wave gripping the west is so intense people in arizona are being warned to be careful around concrete and playground equipment because touching them could cause second and third degree burns. >> heat wave isn't really a good way to describe it. it's more like a heat attack. >> the prediction for phoenix today, 120 degrees, a mark hit only three times in history. the record is 122. american airlines has already cancelled dozens of flights saying the regional jets can't operate once temps hit 118 degrees. emergency officials in phoenix are hoping not to have a repeat of last year when there were 130 heat related deaths. >> people can go right from what they think is heat exhaustion to
symptoms of a heat stroke which is a fatal illness. >> roads across california have buckled because of the extreme heat. the hot temps are also being blamed for several wildfires. hundreds of acres have burned northeast of big bear. families who live nearby are packing up and getting out even though there's not a mandatory evacuation. >> it's scaring me because if the wind shift taos bad it comes straight through here and takes out this community. >> the heat has caused several power outages in the state and power officials predict more outages in the coming days. >> people in the northeast also got their share of intense weather monday. severe storms dumped heavy rain and packed high winds up the i-95 corridor and now the gulf coast is keeping an eye on the tropics over the next few days. >> hannah daniels here in new york for us. thank you. for more on the tropical system bearing down on the gulf and the severe heat in the southwest here's eric fisher,
chief meteorologist at our boston station wbz. >> yesterday was probably hot enough for most people across the west and the southwest but the peak heat is today and tomorrow. this is where we'll have a number of record highs. vegas 117 this afternoon. phoenix to 120. the hottest temperature ever recorded in phoenix is 122 degrees it's going to be close. well over 100 in fres know as well as sack ramramento the nex couple of days. still hot in all these areas in the next couple of weeks but we'll take it back away from record levels. two systems in the tropics. there's tropical storm brett which is a very unusual storm. we don't often see them form in this area this time of the year. this will make a close pass with aruba. likely as a tropical storm or a depression. some gusty winds and rainfall. then we have cindy working its way toward the gulf states.
landfall somewhere near parts of texas anun between there and new orleans. this is the most likely spot. now, there's still some uncertainty as to how organized this gets. one thing is for sure. main impact, a lot of heavy rainfall is expected over these next several days down through new orleans and west ward to in a coma. >> warmbier died monday afternoon in ohio days after north korea released him in a coma. the university of virginia college student was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor after he was convicted of
taking down a government propaganda poster. his family released a statement saying unfortunately the awful treatment our son received insured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today. president trump kmencommented os passing today. >> at least we got him home to be with his parents. he is just passed away a little while ago. that's a brutal regime. >> secretary of state rex tillerson vowed the u.s. will hold north korea accountable for his imprisonment. at his hour long trial warmbier begged the north korean government to release him. he was held for more than 17 months before he was medically evacuated last week in a coma. they said the young man had suffered from botulism and taken
a sleeping pill leading to the coma but doctors in the u.s. said he returned with brain damage and no evidence of botulism. doctors said before he died he was in a state of unresponsive wakefulness but could not understand language. he was 22 years old. cbs news, the white house. >> ahead on cbs this morning, nora o'donnell is in south korea speaking to the president in his first u.s. broadcast television interview. it was a long night on capitol hill where democratic senators protested. the republicans secretive effort to replace president obama's health care plan. it ended early this morning. a symbolic effort attacking gop procedure. we're at the capitol. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, mega. about two dozen democrat you can senators talked for a total of about six and a half hours.
in speech after speech they railed against the closed door meetings republicans are using to craft a replacement on obamacare, something republican leadership hopes to pass by the end of next week. now, democrats don't have the votes to block it but they are trying to capitalize on the republicans' secrecy. chuck schumer says when americans see the bill they won't be happy. >> why are our republican colleagues rushing through a bill in the dark of night? i'll tell you why. they don't want you, mr. and mrs. american to know about this bill. they don't want you to see that it cuts health care for millions. >> reporter: schumer says republicans are drafting the bill in secret because they are ashamed of it. now, republicans can pass the bill as long as no more than two of the 52 republican senators oppose it. that's not a guarantee, but mega, majority leader mitch mcconnell is known for keeping
the ranks in line. >> thank you. the political story today is the special election in georgia's sixth congressional district it's seen by some as a referendum on the trump presidency. republican karen handle and democrat are locked in a too close to call race. spending could top $50 million making it the most expensive house race in u.s. history. president trump tweeted about the race several times yesterday urging voters to cast their ballot for handle and noting that her opponent lives galveston. flash flooding a big concern with this tropical system.
fairfax county, virginia, police now believe road rage led to the deadly attack on a muslim teenager. she was abdukcted early sunday morning. the suspect drove up to the group and started arguing with another teenager. he allegedly became enraged and began chasing the group with a baseball bat. police say there is no reason to believe the killing was motivated by race or religion. >> there is nothing at this point to indicate that this tragic case was a hate crime. >> her body was found in a pond. martinez torres is being held without bail and is due in court july 19th. overseas british authorities say anlim worshippers is being treated by a terror attack. a man drove a van into crowds leaving two mosques in north london. at least nine people, all muslims were injured.
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new detail from carrie fisher's autopsy and the supreme court takes up election redistricting. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the new york times reports that the supreme court will decide if gerrymandering is unconstitutional. that's the practice of shaping election districts to help one political party. the high court has previously tossed out voting maps only if they showed racial bias. bloomberg news reports elizabeth warren's report for the oust of 12 directors. she told the federal reserves that they failed to stop the phony account scandal. the fed can remove board members for illegal violations or unsafe business practices. the los angeles times says carrie fisher had a mixture of drugs in her blood when she died in december. an autopsy found cocaine and traces of ecstasy, heroin and other opiates. the official cause of her death is sleep apnea.
investigators say they cannot determine what role the drugs may have played. and britain's independent report's andy murray's pledge to help the victims of the london high rise fire. he says he will donate his winnings from a tournament that starts today. the top prize is more than $440,000. he's won the event five times. still to come, it may cost you more to ship during the holiday. we'll show you why ups will charge you extra to deliver your christmas package.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. there's no telling whether there are beings like us on other worlds but scientists say they'd have plenty of places to live. they revealed yesterday that the keplar telescope spotted more than 200 potential planets. they've found 200 other planets orbiting stars other than our sun. on cbs moneywatch it may cost you more to send your holiday package and big money from loose change at the airp t airport. at the new york stock exchange with that and much more. >> good morning. u.s. markets open at record highs this morning led by the
tech sector. apple shares jumped nearly 3 pngt. google's parent finished 1.7% higher. in all the dow gained 144 points. the s&p added 20. the nasdaq jumped 87 points. president trump's technology council met at the white house. 18 u.s. tech companies attended the meeting. the group discussed technology infrastructure, cyber security and visas for foreign workers. the white house says it's focusing on technology this entire week. ups is adding a holiday delivery season surcharge. the new charge less than a dollar will be added to shipments for residential customers during peak delivery periods november and december. there will also be a surcharge for oversized packages and packages weighing more than 150 pounds. apple music has added a subscripti
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our top stories this morning, a dangerous heat wave is broiling the southwest. the temperature in phoenix today could top 120 degrees. folks there and in las vegas are being warned to be careful around concrete and to cover door handles and car steering wheels. at least 40 airline flights are cancelled today in phoenix because it's going to be too hot for the planes to fly. the heat is expected to peak today and tomorrow. and otto warmbier, the american college student who was released by north korea has died. he was in a coma when he was returned to the u.s. last week. he had been held in north korea for more than 17 months. doctors say he suffered a severe neurological injury of unknown origin. warmbier confessed to steal ago propaganda banner during a
visit. he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. he was 22 years old. there is a growing terror threat in the skies. it's the reason why the u.s. has banned laptops from some overseas flights. jeff has details. >> u.s. officials are growing increasingly concerned about the capabilities of terrorist organizations to target commercial planes. one source tells cbs news that the threat is evolving rapidly and more terrorists are gaining the knowledge necessary to build a laptop bomb. earlier this month secretary of homeland security john kelly said there's been an unprecedented spike in terrorist travel. >> there are more terrorist hot spots and foot soldiers now than almost any time in modern history. >> reporter: in march cbs news confirmed the terrorist groups have been testing a bomb that can be hidden in a laptop computer to evade security scanners.
some of the intelligence was gathered at mosul university in iraq. the u.s. uncovered evidence that isis was testing the explosive on screening equipment taken from the city's international airport in 2014. that led the trump administration to ban larger electronics in the cabins of airplanes traveling to the u.s. from some airports in africa and the middle east. secretary kelly is weighing whether to expand that ban to include europe. john pistol is the former head of the tsa. >> there are significant logistical challenges in implementing a ban of this magnitude from such popular airports such as amsterdam. >> some have put in security measures in place as u.s. and coalition forces continue to take back isis controlled territory in iraq and syria. more isis trained fighters are expected to migrate to countries where air travel to the u.s. is easier. cbs news, washington.
coming up on cbs this morning, norah o'donnell is in south korea where she speaks with president moon jae-in in his first broadcast television interview. and -- >> these delivery robots are changing how they get their favorite foods here in san francisco but now city leaders want to ban them. we'll show you how the companies that build them are using technologies to keep the sidewalk safe. that story coming up on cbs this morning. >> that's the cbs morning news for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm meg oliver. m meg oliver.
>> hi, everybody. [ laughter ] >> it doesn't matter if it's humid it's like this. if it's hot, it's like this. >> bad hair day? >> it's a full hair day. >> we're a work in progress. >> you look good. [ laughter ] >> it's going to be another sweaty day across the bay area but not as hot as the past couple of days. i couldn't sleep last night. very restless with the heat. we have temperatures cooler than 24 hours ago. we're at 57 in san francisco. and 68 in livermore. get used to this map because you'll see it for the next few days. we have a heat advisory all the way through thursday evening. temperatures soaring into the triple-digits again today and through thursday. 100 in concord, clayton, walnut