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mi captioning funded by cbs it's friday, october 5th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." countdown to a vote. the fate of supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh hangs in the balance as protesters try to tip the scales. the desperate search for survivors in indonesia. climbs, one week after an tsuna verdict as a jury deliberates the case of a white officer
accused of murdering a black teenager. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, today the senate is scheduled to hold a procedural vote on supreme court nomination of brett kavanaugh. now, final vote could come tomorrow. following the release of an fbi investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by kavanaugh, gop leaders are confident the nomination will proceed. democrats are challenging the legitimacy of the investigation. in an opinion article, kavanaugh said he is an impartial judge who may have been too emotional during his confirmation hearing. laura podesta is here in new york. laura, good morning. >> good morning. yes, kavanaugh offered one last of himself, hoping to sway the few undecided senators. two republican no votes could
sink his nomination. supreme court nominee brett kavanaugh is defending his emotional testimony last week. >> this confirmation process has become a national disgrace. >> reporter: in an op-ed in "the wall street journal," kavanaugh wrote, i know my tone was sharp and i said a few things i should not have said. i hope everyone can understand that i was there as a son, husband, and dad. >> i do not know how senator flake and senator collins and senator murkowski will vote. >> reporter: only three republicans and one democrat are still undecided on kavanaugh's nomination. the rest remain split among party lines after reviewing the fbi's latest background check. >> there is no way anything we did would satisfy the democrats. >> in plain english, what i just read, there are hints of misconduct. so very frustrating thidstation. >> reporter: the agency said it conducted nine interviews, and could not corroborate christine blasey ford's sexual assault
allegation against kavanaugh. neither of them were interviewed. president trump rallied support for his nominee at an event in minnesota last night. >> judge kavanaugh will protect, uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. >> reporter: retired justice john paul stevens, who previously praised kavanaugh, told a florida audience that he cannot support the nominee after last week's hearing, saying the political bias kavanaugh showed creates too many problems. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york, thank you so much, laura. the kavanaugh nomination has divided the nation. anti-kavanaugh demonstrators gathered on capitol hill yesterday pleading with republican senator. capitol police say they arrested 302 protesters. mola lenghi has more.
>> reporter: the nomination of judge brett kavanaugh to the supreme court has fueled a divide across the u.s. protesters organized by the center for popular democracy began their rally at the u.s. district court where judge kavanaugh currently works and marched to the supreme court where they say he doesn't belong. >> kavanaugh has terrible policies, doesn't care about women's rights and i think, you know, people need to come out and show that they believe dr. ford. >> reporter: protesters confronted individual senators on capitol hill. >> america is watching. >> reporter: the aclu created an ad with a back-to-back comparison, kavanaugh's denial of sexual assault with denials made by bill clinton and bill cosby as part of a $1 million ad campaign. >> we cannot have any doubt. >> reporter: and more than a thousand law professors signed a "new york times" op-ed thursday morning, denouncing kavanaugh. >> the liberal mob and their media allies tried to ruin a good man with smears. >> reporter: pro-kavanaugh
supporters like the conservative judicial crisis network are outspending liberals with its own ad campaign, and kavanaugh has garnered strong support from republican lawmakers. >> judge kavanaugh should be confirmed on saturday. >> reporter: the editor of the journal of supreme court history, professor melvin urofsky says there has been controversy about supreme court nominees before, but nothing like this. >> last time we were this divided, we had a civil war. >> reporter: mola lenghi, cbs news, washington. ahead on "cbs this morning," former republican campaign adviser dan senor who served with brett kavanaugh in the george bush administration. it has been a week since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit indonesia and hope is fading that victim buried under debris and mud will be found alive. the death toll has risen to hundreds are believed to be buried under collapsed buildings, homes and mud. a french rescue team using a listening device thought they a collapsed hotel yesterday, but they were unable to detect the signal this morning.
thousands have been injured and 70,000 forced to evacuate. much needed supplies are just beginning to arrive. killed a south carolina police officer and wounded six others bragged online about his marksmanship and love for the smell of gunpowder. last night a vigil was held for officer terrence carraway. ♪ david begnaud has more from florence, south carolina. >> reporter: the barrage of gunfire was caught on cell phone video. according to a senior law enforcement source, the shooter was frederick hopkins, a 74-year-old vietnam veteran and disbarred attorney who is known to local law enforcement as an accomplished marksman. florence police chief allen heidler said the officers were overwhelmed during the ambush. >> it is my understanding they didn't know the level of
firepower that they were goir:rh warrant, sheriff deputies were attempting to enter the home because a 27-year-old man who lives there is the subject of a child sex assault investigation. that's according to a law enforcement source. >> officer down at this time. suspect still firing. use precaution. >> reporter: three female florence county sheriff deputies were the first to be shot. and responding as backup, four florence city police officers were also shot. an armored vehicle was needed to rescue the injured. how long was it before your officers were able to be removed from the scene? >> i can't give you an exact time. i can tell you it seemed like it was forever, but it was not. i would guess 30 minutes. >> reporter: sergeant terrence carraway, just shy of 31 years with the florence police department, died from his injuries. his body was returned to florence after undergoing an autopsy in charleston. stephen wukela is the mayor. >> he had the ability to bring a sense of order and peacefulness to the most difficult of situations.
that made him a great cop. it made him a great person. >> reporter: david begnaud, cbs news. jury deliberations are expected to resume today in the case of a white chicago police officer charged with a murder of a black teenager in 2014. prosecutors say officer jason van dyke planned to shoot laquan mcdonald before he got out of his patrol car and that the shooting was unjustified. van dyke's lawyer says he reacted properly to mcdonald who had a knife. in anticipation of a verdict, the chicago police department is assigning an extra 4,000 officers to the streets and canceling days off. apple and amazon are denying a report that china hacked into apple's computer system. according to bloomberg, a unit of the chinese military inserted malicious computer chips inside equipment used by about 30 companies including apple. the chips would give beijing secret access to internal networks. bloomberg reports amazon
discovered the computer espionage back in 2015, when it acquired a company which used the compromised computers. amazon reported the matter to u.s. authorities, that's according to bloomberg. coming up on the "cbs morning news," heated confrontation. a woman is arrested after being accused of harassing two spanish speaking women. a thousand dollar accident, a toddler decides to have fun with a shredder. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." . press the button to brew up powerful relief. to defeat your toughest cold and flu symptoms fast. new theraflu powerpods. press. sip. relief. olay total effects. the power of 7 benefits all in one bottle. without costing $100, $200 or $400. enriched with vitamin b3 complex, for beautiful skin. olay. oh! oh! ♪ ozempic®! ♪ (vo) people with type 2 diabetes are excited about the potential of once-weekly ozempic®.
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american agency the administration has targeted for budget cuts. former rap mogul suge knight is sentenced and new details on a deadly car explosion. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the allentown morning call" reports last weekend's murder/suicide car explosion that killed three people has left family members reeling. investigators say 26-year-old jacob schmoyer laid out plans to commit suicide and kill his 2-year-old son and a 66-year-old friend in a series of letters mailed before the explosion. officials say the letters were filled with hatred. authorities say schmoyer used homemade explosives to blow up the car. one family member said schmoyer was evil. "the los angeles times" reports former rap music mogul suge knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the hit and run death of a california businessman. knight hit and killed 55-year-old terry carter with his pickup truck outside a burger stand in 2015.
moments earlier, knight was in a fight with one of his long time rivals. knight clipped that man with his truck before speeding through the parking lot, running over carter and then fleeing. knight pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter. "the hill" says a woman was arrested for allegedly harassing two women for speaking spanish in a colorado grocery store. another shopper confronted the accused harasser. >> don't harass people. get out of here now. do not -- i'm calling the cops. you leave these women alone. get out. go! >> you come from a generation -- >> no, i do not. i have respect. >> police arrested 64-year-old linda dwire, charged with two counts of bias motivated harassment. witnesses say dwire told the spanish speaking women to learn english if they want to be in america. "usa today" says a utah toddler used a shredder to destroy $1,000 in cash. his parents had been saving the
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the cbs moneywatch, a major beef recall. and elon musk appears to mock the fcc. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. all eyes on the job market this morning with the labor department set to release the september jobs data. the economists are predicting that employers added 185,000 jobs last month. that includes hiring by government and private companies. the unemployment rate is expected to dip to 3.8%, matching an 18-year low. stocks on wall street fell amid investor concerns over rising interest rates. tech shares took the biggest hit. the higher interest rates can eventually slow econom usowcoicrore h g
expensive for consumers and businesses. the dow lost 200 points. the s&p 500 fell 23. and the nasdaq skidded 145 points, the biggest loss in three months. jbs, an arizona meatpacking plant, is voluntarily recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of beef due to possible salmonella. the products include ground beef and beef patties shipped to retailers nationwide including walmart. the recalled beef is marked with est 267 on the packaging. it was sold under the name cedar river farms, perfect choice, gourmet burger, grass run farms, showcase at walmart and in generic packaging. tesla ceo elon musk took a shot at the securities and exchange commission. on twitter, musk praised what he calls the short seller enrichment commission. musk had a long feud with short sellers and that's investors who bet a stock will go down.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ i'd like to be under the sea ♪ in an octopus garden in the shade ♪ an 84-year-old volunteer at boston's new england aquarium has developed a knack for working with a 3-year-old octopus named freya.
wilson menashi is known as the octopus whisperer. he started volunteering after he retired and immediately got interested in octopuses. he became the first volunteer to touch them and get used to the suckers on their tentacles. he says octopuses are intelligent and react to what he does. in florida, a phenomenon known as the red tide has spread to beach areas along the atlantic, shutting down some popular resort areas. red tide has already plagued the gulf coast and the rare atlantic outbreak is killing fish and making people sick. manuel bojorquez has more. >> reporter: miami's beach closed due to red tide. an hour north at deer field beach, along with a warning of rough surf, this was posted. >> my throat tickled so bad that i'm constantly -- by toxic algae and prolonged exposure can lead to more serious health issues. you haven't gotten in the water? >> no. >> reporter: why is that? >> there is red tide in the
water. >> reporter: the algae is natu coast believed to be fueled by pollution have killed fish and other marine life. now dead fish have started to pop up on florida's east coast, where red tide is rare. scientists are looking into whether currents carried the algae over or whether it sprung up here on its own. it has been detected in palm beach and miami-dade counties, where certain beaches have closed. testing continues in the greater miami, ft. lauderdale area, which depends on beaches for millions in tourist dollars. dr. malcolm mcfarland is with florida atlantic university. >> nutrient pollution, things like agricultural runoff and fertilizer runoff from people's lawns, discharge from septic systems and waste water treatment plants, those are all things that can exacerbate the problem. >> reporter: runoff from lake okeechobee, for example, is loaded with pollutants from industrial agriculture and development. >> even this, walking this, the wind, my throat is still reporte manuel bojorquez,
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our top stories this morning, the senate is expected to hold a key preliminary vote on brett kavanaugh's nomination to the supreme court. a final vote could come as early as tomorrow. republican senators say an fbi investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by kavanaugh turned up no evidence to corroborate the accusations. the fbi interviewed nine witnesses, but not kavanaugh or christine blasey ford who alleged he attacked her in 1982. in an op-ed piece, kavanaugh said he might have been too emotional during his confirmation hearing and said things he should not have said. 302 demonstrators opposed to kavanaugh's nomination were
arrested yesterday on capitol hill. thousands rallied against the nomination in senate office buildings, outside the supreme court and on the street. the opponents have placed ads denouncing kavanaugh. more than 2400 law professors signed a new york times op-ed denouncing him. retired justice john paul stevens who previously praised kavanaugh told a florida audience after last week's hearing he cannot support him. sponsors are expressing concern about one of the world's highest paid athletes, cristiano ronaldo after he was accused of rape. jamie yuccas has more. >> cristiano ronaldo. >> reporter: cristiano ronaldo earned more than $108 million this year from his skills on the soccer field. but his billion dollar sponsor nike said it is deeply concerned about allegations of sexual assault against him. kathryn mayorga claims the soccer star raped her in 2009 in
his las vegas hotel room after they met in a night club. photos show them partying together that year. lawyer leslie stovall says it dramatically altered her life. >> depression, suicidal ideation, abuse of alcohol. >> reporter: mayorga reported the incident to police and took a medical exam, but refused to name the soccer star. she later accepted $375,000 and signed a nondisclosure agreement to keep her claims quiet. mayorga's lawyer says she has been empowered by the me too movement and is now suing for an additional $200,000. there are a lot of people who look at this and say, his net worth is $400 million. she just wants more money. >> well, what we're asking is that kathryn be compensated for what she's gone through. >> reporter: ronaldo firmly denies the allegations on instagram. >> f statement saying, keen as i may be to clear my name, i refuse to
feed the media spectacle. created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense. said he would be left off the team for the next two games. jamie yuccas, cbs news, las vegas. coming up on "cbs this morning," the texas senate race, bianna golodryga speaks with senator ted cruz and democratic challenger beto o'rourke. and brett kavanaugh's fate hinges on four undecided senators. we'll speak with the senate's number two democrat, dick durbin. that's "the cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
thanks for waking up with us. i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. it is friday! and it's our favorite day of the week. >> yes! >> i love friday, too! i don't discriminate. >> are we all in red? what's going on here? >> the ladies in red. >> you didn't get the memo. >> no, i didn't. i chose blue today just to even it out. i heard you ladies went to the ships yesterday. >> yes, we checked out fleet week and we saw them doing their practice formations. >> hearing okay today? >> what? ha ha! >> good one. >> and it was so nice to have that sunshine out there finally. so a great day to watch the blue angels with their practice run and it looks great for today and actually for the weekend. a live look at the "salesforce tower" camera. and you can see some clouds out there. we are looking at temperatures that are on the cool side. a few areas of fog especially across the north bay this morning. santa rosa with dense