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troops. i'm elise preston, cbs news, new york. ♪ it's monday, august 9th, 2021. this is contract "cbs morning news." wrong direction. america's battle against covid takes another step back. the troubling trend not seen since february. what he did to me was a crime. he broke the law. >> breaking her silence, a former executive assistant publicly talks for the first time about how she was allegedly sexually harassed by new york govern a tokyo passes the baton for the 2024 olympics. what organizers have already promised in the wake of the pandemic. ♪ good morning, good to be with you.
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i'm anne-marie green. more than one year into the pandemic, the fight against the coronavirus appears to be taking another wrong turn here in the u.s. the number of new infections is now averaging 100,000 a day. a number not seen in six months. but the nation's top infectious disease expert dr. anthony fauci hopes the fda will give full approval to a vaccine in just weeks which could lead to a wave of vaccine mandates. bradley blackburn has the latest details from new york. bradley, good morning. >> reporter: the news about the delta variant is moving the needle, so to speak. about 20% of unvaccinated lds, manmay it's made themth coming. the coronavirus vaccine could be fully approved by the fda this month. >> i don't predict, but i hope it will be within the next few weeks. >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci
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says that could lead to new vaccine requirements at the local level. >> that could be colleges, universities, places of business. a whole variety. and i strongly support that. the time has come as we've got to go the extra step to get people vaccinated. >> reporter: about 50% of americans are fully vaccinated. >> no, no, mandates have got to go. >> reporter: these nurses in north texas protested. an order by their hospitals get the shots or lose your job. >> i'm not here to say you should get the vaccine or shouldn't get the vaccine but that you should have a choice. >> reporter: children under 12 are still not eligible for the vaccines. pediatric cases in the u.s. are soaring, just as school starts back up. nearly 20% of cases in the last week of july were kids. >> i feel safer. it's one of the main reason i want one. >> reporter: adrian is about to begin ninth grade. he was one of 100 people this vaccine popup clinic in compton. >> i want to be prepared and
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stay in school. >> reporter: the jsatorhose tnts ca reopened its border to vaccinated americans this morning. >> it's really encouraging that we're going to be able to see our american neighbors, friends and in many cases family members come back to our community. >> reporter: canadians can start visiting the u.s. on august 21st. and americans will also need a negative covid test before they can head up to canada. and also, anne-marie, children under the age of 12 who are obviously unable to be vaccinated at this point, they will still be able to go to canada if they are with a vaccinated adult. anne-marie? >> all right that is good to know. bradley blackburn in new york. bradley, thank you so much. so breaking overnight, another setback for new york governor andrew cuomo who is facing possible impeachment over sexual harassment allegations. his top aide melissa de rosa announced her resignation late sunday night. in a statement she said the past
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two years have been, quote, emotionally and mentally trying. but she did not offer an exact reason for her departure. meanwhile, a former executive assistant to governor cuomo, who filed a criminal complaint against him, is publicly coming forward for the very first time. in an exclusive interview, britney spoke with cbs this morning and the times union, saying that the governor needs to be held accountable. >> he groped me. he touched me. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with "cbs early morning news" in the times union, brittany commisso detailed the harassment she was subjected to at the hands of new york governor andrew cuomo in 2019 and 2020. >> they started to be hugs and kisses on the cheek and then there was at one point a hug and when he went to go kiss me on the cheek he would quickly turn his head and he kiss me on the
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lips. >> reporter: kmis sew previously identified as executive assistant number 1 is among 11 women in independent investigation found to be sexually harassed by the governor. on friday, she filed a criminal complaint against the governor with the albany sheriff's office which could lead to criminal charges. >> the governor needs to be held accountable. >> just so i'm clear again. >> uh-huh. >> being held accountable to you means seeing the governor charged with a crime? >> what he did to me was a crime. he broke the law. >> reporter: appearing on cnn over the weekend, the governor's attorney pushed back against commisso's claims. >> he did not grope her and there was evidence that was provided by several individuals to the attorney general about potential motives for her to have made that claim. >> reporter: on sunday, arkansas governor asa hutchinson joined the chorus cuomo resign. >> no woman should have to go to the workplace and have to choose between a paycheck and being assaulted.
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>> reporter: governor cuomo denies all accusations of sexual harassment or unwanted advances and says he will not step down. the new york state assembly is expected to finish impeachment irr th ek elesbs news, new york. you can see more of our exclusive interview ahead on "cbs this morning" at 7:00 a.m. with brittany commisso. a panel of scientific experts appointed by the u.n. released a landmark report on climate change and will include a stark warning about the expected changes to oceans, icecaps and land in the coming decades. tropical cyclones are getting stronger and wetter. co-author of the report says the trends are getting worse and there's nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. the so-called dixie fire is now the largest single wild fire in california history. the fire has grown to more than 489,000 acres since it started about a month ago.
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more than 600 structures including homes have been destroyed. at least four people in the town of greenville are missing. governor gavin newsom blames climate change for the unprecedented fire. >> we have a deep responsibility to rebuild this community, to do more to continue to protect communities like this but also address the tensity of what is occurring globally but manifesting smash mouth ways here in california and that's climate change. >> the dixie fire has burned an area more than twice the size of new york city. it is 21% contained. the summer olympics in tokyo are officially in the books. america earned 113 medals, more than any other country. fireworks lit up the sky over tokyo last night during the closing ceremony, which took place amid covid concerns. this was the first year ever spectators were not allowed to attend. the olympic flame was extinguished. the coldran had been burning since the olympics opened on july 23rd.
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in paris, thousands of people waved flags and cheered in front of the identical eiffel tower. they're excited to welcome the olympic games to the city which will happen in 2024. organizers are promising an event for the people. coming up, r. kelly's trial is set to begin today in new york. the charges that could land him in prison for decades. and later, a mission to mars, of sorts. why nasa is recruiting people for a simulated stay on the red planet. this is the "cbs morning news." people were afraid i was contagious. i felt gross. it was kind of a shock after i started cosentyx. four years clear. real people with psoriasis look and feel better with cosentyx. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections —some serious— and the lowered ability to fight them may occur. tell your doctor about an infection or symptoms, or if you've had a vaccine or plan to. tell your doctor if your crohn's disease symptoms develop or worsen. serious allergic reactions may occur. learn more at
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taliban forces in afghanistan seized more key cities and there's progress in an infrastructure bill. those are some of the headlines on the morning news stand. "the washington post" reports senators are pushing an infrastructure bill closer to passage. more than a dozen senate republicans joined all 50 senate democrats to cut off debate on the massive $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal in a vote last night. that is the last major hurdle before voting happens on final passage of the bipartisan bill, which will likely happen tomorrow. the deal, however, faces an uncertain future in the house. "the chicago tribune" says the brother of an officer gunned down in chicago is speaking out. while another officer fights for his life. ella french was shot and killed during a traffic stop late saturday. the 29-year-old had worked as a chicago cop since april of 2018. authorities say the officers pulled over a car carrying two men and a woman.
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one of the suspects opened fire and the officers shot back. they say a second officer was critically injured. mayor lori lightfoot described it as a very sad day. >> we must remind ourselves every single day our officers are fearless in the face of danger. they run to danger, to protect us. we can never forget that. >> all three suspects are in custody. and the associated press reports the taliban took control of key northern afghan cities as the battle there rages on, that includes a neighbors provincial capital where militant fighters seized the governor's office and police headquarters along with a main prison building where 500 inmates including taliban fighters were freed. all this comes as u.s. troops complete their withdrawal after two decades in the country. so still ahead, another chance to hit the jackpot. the powerball lottery is offering a new opportunity to become an overnight millionaire.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. is this thing a dog? >> a dog? what kind of dog do you think it is, mate? >> i'm going with afghan hound. >> oh my god, a ware wolf? >> let me out. it was a quiet opening this weekend for the "suicide squad" the warner brother's movie took office, but with covid cases rising again, it only brought in just over $26 million. the movie is also streaming on hbo max. on the cbs money watch now, united airlines is the first u.s. airline to mandate vaccines for workers. and the powerball lottery is
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giving you an extra chance to win. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. this week investors will be busy digesting a slew of economic data with the consumer price index and producer price index on deck. meanwhile, wall street rose to record levels on friday after that better than expected jobs report. dow industrials rallied 144 points setting a fresh record. the nasdaq slipped 59 and the s&p 500 gained 7 points logging record closing and intraday highs. a major mandate by united airlines. it is now requiring employees to be vaccinated. with the move, united has become the first major airline to require vaccination for all its employees, 67,000 in total. united set a deadline for late october, perhaps sooner if the fda grants full approval to any one vaccine. airline has been requiring vaccination of new hire since mid june. the company says it will consider on a case by case basis those seeking medical or religious exemptions.
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lotto lovers, listen up. you'll have more chances to win the power ball. officials are adding a third weekly drawing starting august 23rd, which is a monday. the lottery is held on wednesdays and saturdays. gaming officials say there will be bigger cash prizes and jackpots with an extra drawing. the current jackpot is at $241 million. and nasa wants to send you to mars, or at least pretend to. the space agency will select four people to live in a 1700 square foot martian habitat created by a 3d printed located inside a building at the johnson space center in houston. the simulated mission will start in fall of 2022 and last one year, complete with space walks, limited communication back home and ready to eat space food. if you want to apply, you need to have a masters degree in a science, engineering or math field or have pilot experience. anne-marie?
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>> well, i guess matt damon is out even though clearly he had a ton of experience on the planet. sounds like a sound stage. matt damon could ace it, but i'm out, too. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange, diane, good to see you. >> thank you. good to be back. up next, panic in the supermarket aisle. we will show you one shopper's wild encounter at a california store. store. ♪ your whole team can see your upper thigh ♪ ♪ pour that smooth roast and aim that camera up high ♪ people with moderate to severe psoriasis, or psoriatic arthritis,
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. lynyrd skynyrd won't perform at nfl pro hall of fame concert. the band's guitarist tested positive for covid-19. the southern rock group said that he is home resting and responding well to treatment. they've also cancelled upcoming events in mississippi, georgia and alabama. comedian kathy griffin is speaking out for the first time since having part of her left lung removed. >> my voice is like really hoarse, i don't want to scare people. i'm laughing just at that notion. also for some reason i laugh at everything now. and if it's horrible, i laugh way more. >> the 60-year-old posted the video on her instagram on
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saturday and promised to update her fans throughout the recovery process. griffin first revealed her cancer diagnosis last monday. she said doctors are optimistic that it was contained to her left lung. she's hoping to be up and running around as usual in about a month or less. and an unexpected visitor showed up at a grocery store near los angeles. shoppers nervously looked on as a black bear strolled through aisles over the weekend. one woman was at a nearby atm when she felt something breathing on her leg. >> all of a sudden this bear. i thought it was a dog but i looked down and he was about waist high. and i looked at him and i go, oh my god, you're a bear and not a dog and i felt like we caught eyes. >> wild five life officials tranquilized the bear and moved to a safer location. coming up on "cbs morning news," exclusive interview with brittany commisso who is speaking out for the first time
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since filing a criminal complaint against new york governor andrew cuomo alleging sexual harassment. i'm anne-marie green, this is "the cbs morning news." i'm 53, but in my mind i'm still 35. that's why i take oste bi-flex to keep me moving the way i was made to, it nourishes and strengthens my joints for the long term. osteo bi-flex, plus vitamin d for immune support. frank is a fan of fast. he's a fast talker. a fast walker. thanks, gary. and for unexpected heartburn... frank is a fan of pepcid. it works in minutes. nexium 24 hour and prilosec otc can take one to four days to fully work. pepcid. strong relief for fans of fast. people were afraid i was contagious. i felt gross. it was kind of a shock after i started cosentyx. four years clear. real people with psoriasis look and feel better with cosentyx. don't use if you're allergic to cosentyx. before starting, get checked for tuberculosis. an increased risk of infections —some serious— and the lowered ability to fight them may occur.
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our top stories this morning, the fight against the coronavirus is taking another wrong turn in the u.s. the number of infections is now averaging 100,000 a day. a number not seen in six months. dr. anthony fauci hopes, though that the fda will give full approval to a vaccine in just weeks. and embattled new york governor andrew cuomo's top aide resigned. melissa de rosa announced her resignation last night. in a statement she said the past two years have been emotionally and mentally trying. she did not offer a specific reason for leaving. cuomo is facing possible impeachment over sexual harassment allegations. it was a moment of high drama at jfk airport in new york, but this travel story ends
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with a smile and a happy 6-year-old girl. >> piper's blanket has been her bedtime companion since she was 6 months old. which is why what happened at jfk new york airport was a full blown crisis. >> she had cried on and off for four hours. i mean, she was pretty much incon sol soleable. >> the family just arrived home from martha's vineyard. when piper and her mom ashley stopped in the restroom, the blanket they called buddy was left behind. >> when we were about ten minutes from home, piper asked us where was buddy. the minute she asked me where buddy was, i knew that buddy was likely in the bathroom. >> reporter: the 6-year-old had never slept without buddy, so her parents sprang into action. >> i started looking up every phone number i could find of lost and found at jfk, lost and found for jetblue. >> reporter: finally she turned
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to her facebook group of other new york moms. shelby coleman saw the post just as she was landing at the same airport and in the same terminal. after a flurry of messages the blanket was in safe hands. >> what do you say? >> oh my goodness. >> a reunion that was also a teaching moment for the children. >> we thought it was really important for them to understand that a total stranger who had her own busy life, you know, stopped what she was doing and went out of her way to find something that we had lost that meant so much to piper. >> one small act of kindness -- >> thank you for finding my buddy. >> that a little girl is likely to remember forever. >> my buddy. >> cbs news new york. coming up on "cbs this morning" an exclusive interview with brittany commisso who is speaking out for the first time since filing a criminal complaint against new york governor andrew cuomo alleging sexual harassment.
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plus, we will meet a british couple who performed all 96 olympic events to raise money for charity. and the show must go on. we'll catch up with stars in the house as it reaches a milestone in raising money to help professionals in the performing arts during the pandemic. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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