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new details in the complex in new mexico where 11 children were found. > good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters right here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a republican congressman from new york says he'll stay on the ballot this november despite being arrested for alleged security fraud. christopher collins from buffalo was arrested yesterday on charges he fed insider information to his son. christopher collins was released on bail and he says he's innocent. >> the charges that have been levied against me are meritless, and i will mount a vigorous defense in court to clear my name. i look forward to being fully vindicated and exonerated. >> well, prosecutors say collins alerted his son to information about a failed drug trial. tony dokoupil has video of what appears to be the phone call that allegedly clued in his son. >> reporter: in this video from
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last year's white house congressional picnic, you can see representative chris collins there in a white polo shirt talking on his cellphone instead of enjoying the festivities. the footage uncovered by cbs news appears to show the moment the fbi says the three-term congressman passed along information about a multi-billion-dollar biotech company that led to almost $750,000 of insider training. >> congressman collins had a legal duty to keep that information secret till the information was released by the company to the public, but he didn't keep it secret. >> reporter: at the time of the alleged crime, collins was on the australian board of a company called innate immunotheir pew ticks.
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he got an email from a company ceo with extremely bad new, a clinical failure. one minute after receiving the email, he dialed his son cameron collins. authorities say after six missed calls he finally connected and collins allegedly tipped his son off about the disastrous drug trial. almost immediately, the fbi says, cameron tried selling his stake in the company, passing the information on to his fianc fiancee, her father, and at least three co-conspirators. shared dropped 92%. >> i have the honor of seconding the nomination of donald j. trump. >> reporter: collins was the first member of congress to endorse donald trump. he pleaded not guilty in federal court. in a statement his attorney pointed out collins himself is not accused of trading any stock. we're confident he'll be completely vindicated and exonera exonerated. for cbs news, tony dokoupil. well, later this month the u.s. will impose new sanctions on marco rubio for a fatal attack using chemical weapons. the sanctions will include the
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denial of export licenses for russia to purchase many items with national security implications. major garrett has the details. >> the sanctions penalized russia for a nerve agent attack against a british spy and his daughter. both were sickened. the attack happened in march in salisbury, england. russia has denied responsibility. the new sanctions will block russia from purchasing hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons, electronic, and aviation-relate equipment from the u.s. in march the u.s. expelled 60 russian diplomats for the poisoning. even as the administration has taken action, the president himself has continued to make overtures to the correct lynn. -- kremlin.
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he sent letters regarding rand paul who was visited moscow. last week at campaign rally in pennsylvania, mr. trump touted his relationship with the russian president. >> but i got along great with him. >> but earlier that day, top administration officials said russian attacks on u.s. elections are continuing. >> we continue to see a pervasive messaging campaign by russia to try to weaken and divide the united states. >> the president and paul discussed at the white house the president's upcoming trip to moscow, and the president approved of the introductory letter that he sent to putin. that letter sought cooperation from russia on terrorism, ukraine, and syria to conflicts where u.s. and russian interests remain at odds. major garrett, cbs news, berkeley heights, new jersey. in california firefighters say they have made some progress battling the state's largest ever wildfire, but they don't expect to have the mendocino complex fire north of san francisco fully under control until september.
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well, today, a man charged with setting another major wildfire in southern california is due in court. laura podesta is here in new york. good morning, laura. >> good morning, anne-marie. and we have video of that suspected arsonist taking just an hour after the fire ignited. as you mentioned, he'll be in court today. police in southern california arrested a man they say started the holy fire, which has burned down 13 cabins and forced the evacuation of several communities since it began monday. 51-year-old forrest golden clark could face life in prison finance convicted. >> this is a monster. who could go out with the lowest wind, highest heat and humidity and intentionally set the forest on fire. >> reporter: an hour after the fire started, clark told a photographer he did not know how
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the fire began. >> i just woke up, dude, and i got burns. >> reporter: his home is reportedly the only one left standing in the community. two of his neighbors had to be rescue while trying to evacuate monday. >> i'm upset with him right now. >> why? >> i'm really upset. not -- it took everything i had. >> reporter: 100 miles north of san francisco, officials say the mendocino complex, the largest wildfire in state history, won't be fully under control until september. >> it's stressful. it's hard being out here in the heat. a lot's going through my mind. a lot. a lot. look at how we're living because of it. >> reporter: more than 14,000 firefighters are working throughout the state, including some from new zealand and australia. the carr fire further north is less than half contained. it's destroyed more than 1,000 homes and killed at least six people. and to complicate matters, for
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evacuees at one shelter in northern california, there's been a norovirus outbreak. 20 to 30 people have shown symptoms of the virus, which can cause diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps. anne-marie? >> it is mind-boggling. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much, laura. prosecutors say a man arrested at a new mexico compound where 11 malnourished youngsters to commit school nin- shootings. prosecutors allege siraj wahhaj was training at the compound. the compound was raided friday. authorities are waiting to see whether human remains found there are his son. the boy disappeared from a town near atlanta. he told the boy's mother he was taking him to the park but never returned. florida prosecutors returned video of nikolas cruz who authorities say confessed to the valentine's day school massacre
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at park land marjorie does lugl high school. the video shows him punching himself in the face, talking, and talking about a voice he heard inside his head. a sheriff leading the investigation said cruz's behavior before the shooting was so erratic, school officials didn't know how to handle him. and this morning the indonesian island of lomok was rattled by a strong aftershock, the third major tremor in a little more than a week. this morning's 5.9 magnitude quake was centered northeast of the popular resort island. people ran into the streets in panic and buildings were damaged. meanwhile the death to-- officis said the death toll from sunday's earthquake now stands at 227. coming up on the "morning news" now, revamping the oscars. it gives a nod to blockbuster movies, and a muslim woman is set to make history in the u.s. congress. this is the "cbs morning news."
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congress. the academy awards are being streamlined, and a ride-hailing company hit with a speed bump. "new york times" reports new york city is cracking down on the increasing number of uber, least, and other for-hire ride-hailing vehicles. they're going to study the booming industry. new york is the first major american city to halt new vehicle licenses for ride-hail services. the bill also allows the city to set a minimum pay rate for drivers. "the st. louis-post dispatch" reports on a stunning upset in the democratic primary for prosecutor. seven-term prosecutor robert mcculloch lost to ferguson's wesley bell.
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they started after michael brown was shot and killed by ferguson police officer darren wilson. mcculloch came under heavy criticism after the prosecution failed to indict wilson. the "washington post" reports a former michigan lawmaker is the first on track to become to first muslim congresswoman. she'll run unopposed in november. she was among protesters in 2016 when they interrupted a speech by donald trump. she would replace former congressman john conyers who resigned after allegations of sexual harassment. and "the hollywood reporter" says changes are coming to the oscars. they approved the changes to increase ratings and shorten the show. some of the awards for less popular categories will be given out during commercial break and
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there will be a new category for blockbuster movies. still ahead, amazon is looking for a few hundred workers. how you can join the online team without moving to seattle. few hundred workers. how you can join the online team without moving to seattle. when you have a baby gentle means everything to you and to us. so at johnson's, we improved everything. we used 50% fewer ingredients. took out dyes, parabens, phthalates and sulfates. beat the top safety standards in the world and added one handed pumps. gentle means pure,
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on the "cbs moneywatch," amazon is hiring virtual workers, and china retaliates in the trade war. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. this morning china state broadcasters said it must counteract u.s. tariffs and has the means and the confidence to do so. china already announced it was matching the latest u.s. tariff move and attacks at 25% on some $16 billion worth of u.s. imports. the products range from fuels and autos. the u.s. plans to begin collecting 25% extra in tariffs on chinese goods august 2rd. and also china's president xi jinping has asked them to increase output.
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it fell yesterday and has been drifting this morning. >> this morning tit for tat sent trades like boeing and caterpillar lower. ultimately the dow fell 45 points. the s&p 500 shed nearly a point, wh sdaq shed 4 points the s.e.c. is investigating tesla's buyout bid. he announced the proposal to take the car company private in a tweet. he said the financing was secured. according to "the wall street journal," the s.e.c. is looking into musk's wording and method. if it turns outtas shy, musk could opeo market manipulation. the rite aid/albertsons merger is off. the pharmacy and grocer were unable to arrange a deal that appeal to contender. critics contend it gave albert sons the means to take the company public without asking
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shareholders. do you want to work from home? this is your chance. the ecommerce giant is posting jobs for over 230 virtual or work-from-home positions. most are full-time in customer service, sales, or resources. in addition to working home they get medical and dental, a 401(k) company plan, stock, and discount on amazon products. >> you had me at work in your pajamas. >> right? sounds good to me. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, diane. still ahead, coming home, family of a fallen korean war veteran finds some closure after nearly seven decades. it looks like jonathan on a date with his wife. ♪ la-di-la-di. entresto is a heart failure medicine that helps your heart... so you can keep on doing what you love. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven superior
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strongly opposed to the plan. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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and now to a story of closure seven decades in the making. among the 55 boxes of human remains north korea returned to the u.s. last month, there was one lone dog tag from a soldier killed in the korean war. that tag is now in the hands of his family. mola lenghi has the story. >> reporter: the sons of missing army sergeant hobert mcdaniel was presented with his dog tag. his son said he was overcome. >> even though i was a small boy and have very little memory of my father, i sat there and i cried for a while. >> reporter: it's not yet known if their father's remains are in any of the 55 boxes returned to the u.s. as part of an agreement between president trump and kim jong-un. those remains were repatriated last week. >> we're going to look carefully at the remains that were boxed
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with the dog tag to see if it's plausible that the remains could be the individual whose name was on the dog tag. >> reporter: forensic scientists in hawaii have begun the painstaking process to identify the remains that's expected to take months or even years to complete. >> these aren't whole bones in most cases. they don't look like they're a recent death. they look like they've been around for a long time, if you will. >> reporter: mcdaniel's young son larry gave a dna sample. the family is hoping for a match, but they're already grateful. >> we're really in a small sense the most fortunate because we have a name now, some connection. >> reporter: a connection that's been missing for decades. mola lenghi, cbs news, washington. ll, coming up ons morning," in our series "a more perfect union", we'll meet a little league team that made history and became the underdog team of the year. that made
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our top stories this morning. a republican congressman from upstate new york pleaded not guilty to charges of securities fraud. prosecutors say christopher collins fed inside information about a drug company to his son. collins was arrested yesterday and freed on bail. and the united states is set to impose new sanctions against russia for using a nerve gas to attack a former spy and his daughter. russia has denied responsibility for the attack in britain last march. the new sanctions will be imposed later on this month. asbestos is banned in dozens of countries, and for decades it's been heavily restricted here in the u.s. the epa this summer proposed a
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rule that may allow a number of new products to contain asbestos. anna werner has details. >> reporter: asbestos products was used in many products up through the 197 0e -- 1970s, but after links to health concerns, they dropped it out of the u.s., however, the u.s. has never ban it outright. now it's one of ten substances being reviewed by the epa. groups are concerned the epa is actually working to weaken protections and possibly make consumers less safe. >> it's really cooking the books on the level of risks that epa is able to identify. >> reporter: ewg attorney melanie banesh says the epa won't be taking a comprehensive review in evaluating the risk o home, work, and school environments. >> if you're ignoring major ways that people are exposed to a toxic substance, you m her wordg
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they may come out and as besss the as it really is in their evaluation. >> exactly. >> reporter: nancy beck, a trump administration appointee, told us the criticism just makes me sad. she said the agency is working hard to put in place a program grounded in science. beck says current e pe a proposals would amount to new regulations, that we're putting in place a hammer, a prohibition that doesn't exist today. the epa says manufacturers who want to apply for some new uses for asbestos under the proposed rule would need epa approval. anna werner, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," could tiger woods make a comeback in the pga championship? jim nantz reports on some teeing off this morning.
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plus, could some friendships be toxic to your marriage. how some friends can have a negative impact on your relationship. and in our series "a more perfect union", we'll meet a little league team that made history as the underdog team of the year. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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i'm michelle griego. good morning. it is thursday, august 9. taking a live look out from our salesforce tower cam.
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i'm told we are looking west, but you never know with all of that fog and he's out there. good morning. >> it's almost friday. >> the saleforce cow -- tower cameras, it is hard to trust him. that is the problem. this irregular also shows that we do have low clouds, and yes right now, right around the bay, around the beaches, the usual, fog begins in your forecast. maybe a little drizzly this morning, as well, visibility low in some locations. another smoky one for inland communities and around the bay area. once good morning fog burns off, you'll notice the gray skies, very similar to yesterday , is what we are going to experience. we do have slight coolinge this weekend, there is a little bit of relief in sight.


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