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good morning to our viewers in the west. it's friday, march 16th, 2018. welcome to cbs this morning. searchers could not expect to find any more survivors after a brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed on to cars in miami killing at least six. this morning there are questions about the accelerated construction methods used to build that bridge which was installed just six days ago. >> sources tell cbs news president trump is likely to remove his national security adviser as soon as today. general h.r. mcmaster could be followed out the door by the president's chief of staff. >> before saudi arabia's crown prince comes to the white house next week, he talks with "60 minutes" about president trump and son-in-law jared kushner.
plus, an inside look at what the government calls a corruption crackdown. targeting other saudi princes. >> there's a food fight over lab grown or plant-based products labeled as meat or beef. we'll take you to a california cattle ranch to see how the beef industry wants the government to take action now. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> the bridge fell on us. >> collapsed. >> there's cars under there. >> recovery efforts continue after a deadly bridge collapse. >> we've had a national tragedy here on our hands. >> very, very traumatic. i think a lot of people aren't going to forget this. >> "the washington post" is now reporting that the president has made up his mind national security adviser mcmaster is gone and others may follow. >> they'll always be change and i think you want to see change. >> special counsel robert mueller has subpoenaed the trump organization for business documents related to russia. >> we haven't found any evidence of collusion but mueller's doing
his job. >> authorities released video from the school massacre in florida. >> the tape confirmed that deputy scot peterson did not go inside. >> embarrassment to every police officer that puts a uniform on. >> the chemical plant in texas exploded sparking fierce flames. >> two people were hurt. one person's missing. >> all that -- >> here they come. at the buzzer. >> and all that matters -- >> this ncaa tournament, i don't know about you, but every tv and computer screen in our office has a basketball game on. i feel like i'm working in a buffalo wild wings. >> on "cbs this morning." >> you should know about a new study that says employees feel less resentful if they're allowed to, get this, stab voodoo dolls of their boss. completely works because their bosses found out about it, they lost their jobs and now they don't have any on the job stress at all.
>> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> welcome to "cbs this morning." the death toll in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on to a busy miami highway rose to six overnight. surveillance video captured the moment the walkway at florida international university crumbled to the ground. the five day old span was still under construction. it crushed at least eight vehicles. >> the front page of the miami herald calls the accident a devastating tragedy. search and rescue teams work through the night to find anyone trapped under the 950 ton walkway. this morning, the mission has turned from rescue to recovery. >> florida's governor is calling for a swift investigation. manual bojorquez is near sweetwater, florida.
manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they're trying to figure out how to remove the rubble and piece together what caused the collapse. last year, an fis student was killed trying to css the same intersection. the bridge was part of a project to create a safer path for students. >> the bridge fell on us. >> reporter: a mix of confusion and horror. >> the bridge at fiu just collapsed. >> reporter: witnesses say it sounded like an explosion as the walkway crashed down sending dust high into the air. the surveillance video shows the moment 950 tons of concrete and steel flattened cars and sheared others in half. as they waited at a red light across the highway. sergeant jenna mendez was one of the first on the scene. >> i jumped on top of the bridge where we had four injured construction workers. we had one not breathing. one that was unconscious.
and two that were just in a state of shock. >> reporter: emergency workers drilled holes into the heavy slabs of broken concrete searching for any signs of life. rescue dogs were also used to comb through the rubble. jose mejia tried unsuccessfully to rescue a man trapped. >> very traumatic. i think a lot of people aren't going to forget this. at least i won't. >> reporter: police say the recovery process contain weeks. >> the structure's very fragile. and it's very dangerous to rescue personnel still there. >> yesterday's tragic accident of the bridge collapse stuns us. >> reporter: fiu president mark rosenker called the bridge a dream come true for the community just last week. >> all we can do is promise a very thorough investigation getting to the bottom of this and mourn those who we lost. >> reporter: 15 specialists from the national transportation safety board have arrived. they're joined by teams from the
fbi and osha. all working together to try to figure out what caused the collapse and whether the bridge's design had anything to do with it. >> terrible story, thank you very much, manuel. time lapse video shows the pedestrian bridge being moved into place just last week. it was built using innovative technology called accelerated bridge construction or abc. now, this technique is supposed to help complete bridges faster, safer and cheaper. but two of the companies involved in the construction had been previously fined by the government for safety violations. david begnaud is in miami just down the street from the collapse with more on that part of the story, david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. around the u.s., nearly 800 bridges have already been designed and/or built using this accelerated bridge construction. it's such a big idea they've got a center dedicated to it here at fiu where the tragedy happened. now federal investigators are who on the scene are looking at the technology and the two companies who built this bridge. the pedestrian bridge was 174
feet long and 950 tons. just six days ago, it was welcomed with cheers and celebrated for the innovative technology used to build it. this is the 21st century solution to bridge building. >> reporter: mark rosenker, the former chairman of the national transportation safety board. he says using abc technology a bridge is built or partially built off to the side and then moved into place when finished. >> they have found these to be economical. >> reporter: the highway administration reports that bringing construction can be reduced by years. this helps lessen traffic delays and disruptions. but there were known problems with the bridge. according to florida senator marco rubio, the cables that suspended it had loosened. and they were ordered to be fixed. rubio says the bridge collapsed while the cables were being tightened. >> there will be an exhaustive
review that will get details on an engineering and scientific level as to what the errors were and what led to this catastrophic collapse. >> reporter: the $14 million bridge was a partnership between manila construction management and figg bridge engineers. federal records show munilla construction has been fined for safety violations. figg bridge engineers was fined $28,000 after a 90-ton section of a bridge it was working on in 2012 collapsed in virginia. so munilla construction management says it will cooperate in the investigation. figg bridge engineers said it never had anything like this happen in its history and it will cooperate. apparently, two of the first doctors to run out of the building and get to that bridge and offer aid were a gynecologist and a dermatologist. not exactly trained in emergency medicine but still able to help. we're told they just had a
desire to do whatever they could and it's proof that help got to those people quickly. >> david, thank you. the department of defense says this morning everyone on board a u.s. military helicopter was killed when it crashed in western iraq. the chopper went down yesterday near the town of al qaim. there were seven people on board. the helicopter, like this one seen here, was transporting personnel to another location. the cause of the crash is still under investigation. another helicopter flying nearby did not detect any hostile fire. today could bring new shake-ups at the white house. national security adviser h.r. mcmaster could be the next high-ranking official to go. an unprecedented number of top aides, some itdoze have already left the trump administration. major garrett it at the white house where the president told reporters he wants to, quote, see different ideas. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president trump said in the oval
office yesterday there will always be change. that might have sounded more ominous then the president intended. but in this current turbulent personnel climate inside the trump white house, almost everything does. on that front, numerous sources here and on capitol hill have told us the national security adviser h.r. mcmaster very likely to lose his job, possibly as early as today. mcmaster, a three-star army general, replaced michael flynn, the president's first national security adviser, who was fired back in february. about this, the white house press secretary, sarah sanders said last night she had spoken to mcmaster and the president. said the two have a very good working relationship. and there are no changes at the nsc, meaning national security counc council. another personnel change in the offing. two sources have told us that the chief of staff, john kelly, could resign as early as today. kelly was brought here to the white house last summer after
serving as a secretary at the department of homeland security. brought some measure of discipline and order to the trump white house. but his relationship with the president has grown more strained in the last couple of months. a top contender to replace kelly as chief of staff, budget director mick mulvaney. he's being given serious consideration for that job. >> all right. to be continued for sure. thank you very much, major. the russian investigation is one step closer to the president this morning. special counsel robert mueller sent a subpoena to the trump organization demanding documents including some about russia. paula reid is at the white house with the next step in the russia probe, paula, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the first time that we've heard the special counsel robert mueller is seeking documents related to the president's personal business. but a former justice department official tells me it's not really surprising that he's using this tool because we know that he's looking at that trump tower meeting. we also know from sources that he's been speaking to witnesses about the trump organization and
any ties to russia. keep in mind, the president has said that any investigation of his family's personal or corporate finances would cross a, quote, red line. the trump organization says it is cooperating with the request which is reportedly delivered in recent weeks. but this is yet another sign that the investigation continues to expand, kdespite the fact th white house claims it's wrapping up. the scope of this subpoena is not yet clear. one thing that is clear is that this investigation is not wrapping up any time soon. >> all right, paula, thank you so much. the department of homeland security and the fbi say a sophisticated russian attack group infiltrated u.s. power groups. a security alert claims russianings have also targeted nuclear commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors in the u.s. during the past two years and the treasury department announced new sanctions yesterday against five russian organizations and 19 people connected to them. the move affects all of their property and interests under
u.s. jurisdiction. those sanctions include russians who tampered with and tried to undermine the 2016 presidential election. there's been no response to the sanctions from russian's president. vladimir putin is focused on this weekend's elections where he's seeking another term against little opposition. this morning, britain's top diplomat said he is, quote, likely putin personally directed the nerve action attack on a former spy in england. elizabeth palmer is outside the kremlin in moscow. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the new u.s. sanctions haven't grabbed the headlines here because the big story is still the presidential election. now only 48 hours away. but one russian official has responded to washington. he's sergei ryabkov, the deputy foreign minister. he said russia will expand a black list of americans who can't visit or do business in russia. as for the skripal poisoning case, the russian foreign
minister sergey lavrov said russia will soon dispel british diplomats in a tit-for-tat retaliation for the 23 russians already told to leave britain. lavrov accused britain of refusing to share a sample of the nerve agent used to attack the skripals. but britain is giving a sample to the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and the russians should have access to it. the uk says the chemical is novichok, a weapon concocted secretly in soviet time. but russia never publicly admitted to having novichok. last night, the deputy foreign minister flat out denied it was ever being developed here, which does not bode well to any investigation trying to get to the truth, norah. >> all right, elizabeth palmer in moscow, thank you. we're learning new details about what saudi arabia's government called its crackdown on corruption. recently visited saudi arabia for this sunday's "60 minutes" and got a rare interview with the powerful crown prince
mohammed bin salman. last november, he led the crackdown that detained saudi princes, businessmen and former government officials at the ritz carlton hotel in the capital riyadh. one of his top advisers is mohammed al sheikh and he was closely involved with what happened at the ritz. what happened at the ritz? >> anti-corruption crackdown was very simple. we have a serious problem with corruption. the crown prince actually spoke about it a couple of times publicly and said we have a real problem. and given the structure of some of these corruption cases, we were worried that if we started processing people one at a time that some of them -- that it would have a severe negative impact on the country and the economy. we had to do what we did at the ritz. >> for foreigners who live in a democracy where there are
charges filed, there's due process, there's a trial, could they look at this and say, i'll take my money elsewhere? >> but even in democracies where there is due process there is trial, there's also settlement procedures. and a lot of people do go through these settlement procedures. >> were you surprised it took as long as it did? because the ritz was closed for a while. >> given the magnitude and the size of what happened, i actually think it was an accomplishment that it happened so quickly. and that it was in what i believe a very efficient manner. >> wow. well, we'll have more of what exactly happened in our full report with the crown prince sunday night on "60 minutes." right here on cbs. surveillance video from marjory stoneman douglas high school shows how a sheriff's deputy failed to go after the gunman in last month's deadly shooting. scot peterson who was assigned to the school is seen staying
outside while a gunman killed 17 people. adriana diaz is at the school in parkland, florida, adriana, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the sheriff's office released 27 minutes of surveillance videos that came from four cameras of the roughly 70 security cameras here at the school. they didn't release any videos that showed shooter. just the ones that focused on what peterson did as chaos unfolded. less than a minute after law enforcement says the shooting began, surveillance video shows scot peterson, the only armed school resource officer a signed to protect students, never confronting the gunman. outside the school's administration building, away from where the gunfire was unfolding, peterson is seen speaking on his radio. seconds later, he begins running and sped in a golf cart toward the freshman building. >> i think we have shots fired, possible shots fired, 1200 building. >> reporter: about 30 seconds later, peterson took a position
along the building across from the one where the gunman was carrying out the deadly rampage. 911 called revealed the terror inside. >> please, please, please, there's people here, there's people they're all bleeding. they're going to die. >> reporter: outside, peterson radios dispatch. >> make sure we get some units over here. >> reporter: during the six-minute shooting, he's never seen entering building 12, which is just out of view to the left of the pavement. even after acknowledging the disturbance was inside. >> we also heard it over by -- >> reporter: partially obstructed, peterson appears to remain at the same location for about 20 minutes after law enforcement says the shooter left the building. last month, broward county sheriff scott israel said this when asked what peterson should are done. >> went in. addressed the killer. killed the killer. >> reporter: the sheriff said he was sick to his stomach when he saw peterson in the videos. now, peterson, a decorated 32-year veteran, said he didn't go in because he thought the
shooting was happening outside. peterson and his lawyer didn't respond to our request for comment about the videos. peterson was suspended and then retired, but is still under investigation. >> that video's very tough to watch. thank you very much, adriana. a german shepherd, his name is ergo, finally back with his family after united airlines mistakenly flew him to japan. ahead, our cameras were there for the happy reunion. after an expensive charter flight home. plus, what ergo's owners now say
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people are expected to attend. after the more recent nor'easter slammed the city with a foot of snow. a german shepherd is finally back home with his family after united airlines sent him halfway across the world by mistake. oops. ergo flew back to the u.s. on a chartered plane last night. united sent the family these photos to update him on his status the whole trip. he was supposed to land in kansas city with his owners on tuesday but, as you may have heard, united flew him to japan instead. vladimir duthiers of our streaming network is here with the family reunion. >> got to go to japan. and the dog is reunited. it's been a costly week for united airlines. an average charter flight like the one ergo took from tokyo to wichita is more than $90,000. while the family's happy to have
their dog back, they're looking for answers to how this happened. the swindle family was all smiles as they reunited. the 10-year-old german shepherd arrived after the unplanned flight across to japan. >> it's been a long four days. >> reporter: kara swindle and her family are relocating to kansas from the west coast. when they went to pick up ergo from the kansas city airport on tuesday, united airlines gave them a different family's dog instead. >> we walked over to the kennel and i called his name and up popped this great dane instead of my german shepherd. it was just instant tears because this wasn't my dog. and i had no idea where my dog was. it's been the absolute worst nightmare. we already have so much going on and then to throw this into it, i don't know how much more i can
take. >> reporter: this comes after a 10-month-old bulldog died on a united plane earlier this week when the owners say a flight attendance made them put him in an overhead bin. united transported more than 130,000 animals last year. 18 of those died and 13 were injured. a much higher rate than any other airline. united has apologized for the mistake and flew ergo back on a private jet. but kara says it's not enough. >> i hope they somehow put into some policy that this never happens again. just so we can make sure that nobody ever goes through this again. because what i've felt these last couple of days, i don't want any other dog owner to ever feel again. not knowing where your beloved pet is, it really is a nightmare. >> reporter: as for the great dane lincoln, he arrived back in japan yesterday. united airlines is still investigating how the mix-up happened. and have not released any new information.
they say the dogs were switched during their connection in denver. kara says if they travel with ergo again, it's going to be on a boat, not a plane. >> see why that's upsetting to the family. a dog is like a member of the family. >> indeed, really is. >> a dog lover. >> thank you, vlad. the man who once held one of the most powerful positions in sports media says a cocaine dealer who blackmailed him led to his downfall. the former spen president john skipper told the hollywood reporter, quote, they threatened me and i understood immediately. that threat put me and my family at risk and this exposure would put my professional life at risk as well. jim axelrod spoke with the journalist who wrote the hollywood journal reporter. >> skipper's surprise resignation sparked speculation about the possibility of a sexual harassment scandal coming with it did with the me too movement in high gear. he decided to speak out now to address those rumors and come clean about the real reason he left. >> now on "sportscenter" --
>> reporter: as president of espn, john skipper was widely considered the most powerful executive in sports television. so when he abruptly quit last december for unspecified substance abuse issues, about a month after renewing his contract, colleagues and competitors were stunned. >> okay, now i understand it. it was the missing piece. >> reporter: in a new interview with james andrew miller who wrote the book on espn, literally, skipper now says he was a casual cocaine user for two decades. and someone he bought the drug from was attempting to extort him. did he go to law enforcement at all? >> i do not believe so, but i can't say for sure. >> reporter: skipper told miller he never used heroin or opioids, quote, at espn, i did not use at work, nor with anyone at work or with anyone i did business with. he said, i never allowed it to interfere with my work other than a missed plane and a few canceled morning appointments. skipper disclosed the blackmail to his boss, walt disney
chairman. he then spent an agonizing weekend writing his resignation letter which was presented that following monday. i never cry personally. that's the only day that i cried. skipper said. >> he gets a phone call, one phone call, after 27 years of disney, 5 years of espn, it's over? >> well, he knew what he had to do, given the fact all that had come to the surface. >> reporter: the 62-year-old said the risk he took, buying drugs from someone he didn't know, made him realize his drug problem was bigger than he had thought. >> had he not gone to purchase something and been vulnerable to this person, he'd still be president of espn. i will admit there were a couple times during the interview where, you know, you basically just want to hug the guy. >> reporter: skipper also said he decided to resign because he had put disney chairman beiger n
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the nation's largest cattle industry lobby group is fighting to defend the traditional meaning of the word "meat." u.s. cattlemen's association filed a petition last month with the department of agriculture. it argues lab grown and plant-based products should not use the terms meat or beef on their label. jamie yuccas visited a cattle ranch. >> reporter: on this sprawling ranch, his family has raised
black angus cattle for five generations. foggerty also represents hundreds of ranchers as the executive vice president of the u.s. cattlemens association. for them, defining meat is easy. when consumers think of meat, you want them to think of these guys. >> yes. we want them to think of this. we don't want them to think of a laboratory. we don't want them to think of something create under a microscope. >> reporter: the association is concerned about the increase of animal-free products that have names like this one, beefy beyond beef crumbles, a plant-based product. the company says tastes like real beef. the cattlemens federal petition argues the labels beef or meat should inform consumers that the product is derived naturally from animals. as opposed to alternative protein such as plants or artificially grown in a laboratory. >> this is an opportunity -- >> reporter: but ethan brown, the ceo of beyond meat, says it's time to rethink that definition. >> the reason we want to use the word meat is we firmly believe
that this is a piece of meat. if you look at meat not in terms of origin but in terms of composition, we are hitting all those key points of composition. >> reporter: at beyond meat's los angeles area lab, brown's team is working to replicate the texture, color and sensory experience of eating a traditional hamburger. >> i think it's a mistake to dictate to the consumer what language they can use. >> reporter: this isn't the first fight over food labeling. dairy farmers have so far been unsuccessful in their battle to make the word milk exclusive to products from cows. in some stores, these animal-free alternatives are currently sold alongside their competitors. >> we just don't want there to be any confusion when it comes to our product. >> reporter: do you think it's confusing to the consumer? >> no, i think the consumer's smart. think the consumer knows what plant-based meat is. >> reporter: meat alternatives sales were up 6% last year and are valued at around $500 million. that's still crumbs compared to the real meat industry that makes more than $50 billion
annually. but the usda says it's considering the cattle ranchers petition and could finally decide which foods meet the definition. >> i want this ranch to be here for generations after me. >> the consumer is saying look, if i can continue to eat meat but it's a plant-based meat, all these benefits, health, environment, et cetera, why wouldn't i do that? >> reporter: for cbs this morning, jamie yuccas, near oakdale, california. >> both sides raise some interesting points. weird to say, a good oldburger with some cheese is hard to beat. hard to beat. for me anyway. cominge ing up next, a look the other headline, including how hillary clinton was reportedly injured during her trip to india. "60 minutes" brings a group of survivors from the florida school shooting together for this sunday's broadcast. ahead, what 18-year-old emma gonzalez said about pushing their message forward.
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reportedly revealed a minor fracture. yesterday, she wore a scarf around her right arm and hand as she toured monuments. on monday, clinton slipped twice while walking down the steps of an historic palace. the spokesperson for clinton did not immediately respond to people's requests for comment. >> tricky. the austin american statesmen reports the bombs used in three attacks in the city were made from readily available materials. package bombs left at three homes exploded this month, killing two people and injuring two more. authorities say the bombs were built with common household items that can be bought at hardware stores. they say it makes it harder to identify the suspect. "the washington post" looks at the increase in college binge drink during the ncaa basketball tournament. the researchers found nearly 60% of male students binge drink more when their team plays in the tournament and there's a cdc study out this morning on overall drinking in the united
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now through april 2nd. a shelter in place is now lifted for a san leandro neighborhood. police arrested 2 suspects involved in a police shooting fficer. it hap good morning. i'm kenny choi. a "shelter in place" is new lifted for a san leandro neighborhood. police arrested two suspects involved in a police shooting with a fremont police officer. it happened last night near the bay fair mall. authorities say it all stemmed from an auto burglary investigation. an oakland city council member has introduced a bill aimed at reducing environmental problems caused by plastic straws. the measure calls for restaurants, bars and cafes to only give straws to customers when they request them. raffic and weather in just a moment.
right now one near powell street. and so your westbound ride is still in the yellow, 27 minutes as you make your way towards the maze. and then once you get over to the toll plaza, even longer ride. we are back in the red, 40 minutes heading into san francisco. we have a new accident. it's on the upper deck of the bay bridge. it has at least two lanes blocked. and you can see this backup that's developing as you approach the tunnel. neda has the forecast. rain in the forecast, that's for sure. some heavy downpours in many areas. right now in san francisco, you can see in the live camera here, dark storm clouds out there. raindrops on the lens. we are going to see a lot of that throughout the day. widespread scattered showers downpours are what we are looking to for this friday. and here's a look at some of the areas getting drenched right now along highway 9 there. just west of saratoga. then through fremont, pleasanton, livermore, wow, you are getting ready for a lot of rain. nation"
♪ ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west, it's friday, march 16, 2018. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead how the change at the leadership at the state department might affect the summit meeting with north korea's leader. "face the nation" margaret brennan looks at what could top president trump's agenda for the department. a man who lived alone on the street for 30 years finds a new life in our series a more perfect union. here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the death toll in the collapse of a pedestrian bridge on to a busy miami highway rose to six. >> teams are trying to figure out how to remove some of the rubble and piece together what caused the collapse. >> around the u.s. nearly 800
bridges have been designed and/or built using this accelerated bridge construction. it's such a big idea they have a center dedicated to it at fiu. president trump said in the oval office there will always be change. that might have sounded more ominous than the president intended. this is the first time that we've heard the special counsel robert mueller is seeking documents related to the president's personal business. office released 27 minutes of surveillance video that focused on what scot peterson did. u.s. sanctions haven't grand the headlines here but one russia official said russia would expand what it calls a black list of americans who can't do business in russia. extended time in outer space caused two identical twin brothers to grow apart. scott and mark kelly no longer share the same dna. >> this astronaut now has different dna. which means his 23 and me results will be totally thrown off like guys, you won't believe this, i'm part jamaican.
simmy cocoa puffs. all right. trevor. well done. i'm gayle king with jericka duncan and -- john dickerson and norah o'donnell. six people were killed when the bridge jashds down on to a busy highway yesterday. >> search and rescue teams worked through the night to find the victims. the span at florida international university was just moved into place last saturday and was still under construction. >> surveillance video captured the moment the 950 ton structure crumbled on to cars waiting at a red light. florida senator marco rubios says crews were tightening suspension cables when it collapsed. manuel bojorquez is near the scene in sweetwater, florida, next to miami. manuel, good recovery process could take weeks because the structure is fragile and it could become dangerous for crews. officials said they expect to
find more victims buried in the rubble and this morning we of m ttudent a florinedalear international university. the $14.2 million bridge was supposed to open next year to ive students and staff at the a busy highway. a student died crossing it last year. the bridge built through a process known as accelerated bridge construction, parts of the bridge were built elsewhere and pieced together on-site. time lapsed video shows workers putting night place on saturday. hundreds of bridges have been built this way in the u.s. and investigators will look closely at the process. cbs news has learned the two companies that built the bridge have been accused of unsafe s i racpred f violations in the past. both companies and the university have promised to cooperate with this investigation. we're also hearing of the desperation here yesterday. a miami herald report talk about a mother who knew her daughter's car was trapped in the rubble and begged workers to let her
search the rubble herself. >> hoping she got good news. the next white house domino to fall could be president trump's national security adviser. congressional and sources tell cbs news thatn a dn iogeneral trr.ath.ass mcmter is as today. white house press secretary ndet raght tweeting that thesah president saand mcmaster have, quote, good working relationship. two sources also say chief of staff john kelly could resign as soon as today. he was brought in last summer to bring order to the west wing. the trump administration has seen an unprecedented turnover rate with more than two dozen top officials leaving in its first 14 months. saudi arabian crown prince mohammed bin salman will meet tuesday with president trump at the white house the third face-to-face encounter for the leaders. president trump visited the kingdom for his first foreign trip last may. he was accompanied by his senior adviser and son-in-law jared kushner. in an interview for "60 minutes"
we asked the 32-year-old crown prince about that visit, kushner and the president's plan to moves the u.s. embassy in israel to jerusalem. >>hedi arabia for president trump's first visit as president. and you rolled out the red carpet for him. what's your relationship like with president trump? >> translator: president trump is the elected u.s. president and the saudi-american relations are historic going back nearly 80 years. oldest ally to the u.s. in the middle east, before any other country. >> one of the things that president trump has talked about is middle east peace. he has his son-in-law jared kushner working on that. that's part of his portfolio. i know that you've met with him. have you discussed middle east peace with him? >> translator: that's right. jared is assigned this portfolio by the white house. our duty as saudis is to improve
relations with our allies and with all representatives of these institutions. >> does president trump's decision to move the american embassy to jerusalem help or hurt the peace process? >> translator: we try to focus on the efforts that promote peace for all. we do not try to focus on anything that might create tension. it is my nature always to be positive. so i try to focus on the things that will support the interests of the palestinian people and thnte i er>>tshere'ses no doubt this ha been an incredibly close relationship. i remember when president trump went there along with jared kushner. they had announced a $100 billion arms deal that has yet to fully materialize, but -- and, of course, the u.s. has supported saudi arabia's efforts in yemen. >> and he speaks english but he chose not to speak english in the interview with you. >> >> yeah. i mean, especially when talking about policy he wants to speak in his native tongue. he does speak english but i think he's more comfortable in
arabic. >> the visit to saudi arabia was about a u.s. policy that was going to be realistic join with the saudis against the iranians and move in a new direction. saudi arabia the avenue through which u.s. policy will change. >> not only visiting with president trump on tuesday. he's going to be here for several weeks as they seek more foreign investment in saudi arabia and also because there's a thought that what happens in saudi arabia, can certainly affect the entire middle east. >> they were talking about this interview in saudi arabia, john, yesterday, norah and i doing a shoot about women who anchor the news with john dickerson and a guy in the dining room said hey, norah, from saudi arabia, we can't wait to see your interview. they're talking about it in both places. >> we all can't wait. >> see our full report sunday night on "60 minutes" at 7:00, 6:00 central on cbs. the confirmation hearings for mike pompeo will be led by retiring republican senator bob corker. foreign relations committee chairman spoke with "face the
nation" moderator margaret brennan for sunday's broadcast. she is in washington with part of that interview. margaret, good morning. >> good morning. well there are a lot of questions here in washington about whether the president is going to use rex tillerson's ouster as a chance to make further changes to his national security team. and i spoke to senator corker yesterday about some of the very big foreign policy issues that are going to be confronting the incoming secretary, mike pompeo should sit down with kim jong-un? >> i think it's fine. it's going to happen. >> you think the meeting is going to happen? >> i think ultimately it happens. i do. and i think that's the way the president likes to deal with things and i think that what you're going to see is people who have a lot of institutional knowledge, prepping for the meeting. you've seen the administration sort of move away from an instant meeting. they've said that, you know, they don't know exactly when
it's going to occur. >> maybe not may which is when the -- >> i think you're seeing that happen because the realities of what you have to do in preparation to make sure that it's successful, it takes a while for that to occur. we do have back channels ourselves, by the way, to north korea and we have our ways of setting things like that up and in an appropriate manner. >> now senator corker also said he expects president trump will decide in may to pull out of the international agreement to freeze iran's nuclear program. so, john, this could be a really interesting decision, given that the talks will be about freezing north korea's nuclear program. >> yeah. so senator corker was the one who colorfully said that rex tillerson was being cas ster rated by the president. he has talked to tillerson since the firing and what did he say about that? >> you're right. corker, he was a little more diplomatic in the language he used yesterday but has been one of rex tillerson's very few
allies in washington. he had a long conversation with him after tillerson was fired and said, he's at peace. tillerson had planned to stay on the job for another year, but it has been a rough and tumble one for him, not only due to the policy disagreements with the president, but also because of his personality. he was very deliberate in and his approach didn't mesh with the president's chaotic management style. secretary tillerson, we know, was very surprised to be fired by tweet, but according to bob corker he feels like he did leave with some progress having been made with north korea. so he hopes that will be more of his legacy. >> if confirmed, cia director mike pompeo will take over the state department. how do you see things changing? >> well, he's got a good rapport with the president and there is hope certainly at the state department that that will mean something, to unstick some of the personnel vacancies that maybe he'll be able to staff up the building, breathe in vitality. senator corker wouldn't be pinned down on just when mike
pompeo might be confirmed. he just said it will be some time in april. there's a lot of pressure here in washington to get a secretary of state in place, not only because of the decision on iran but also what's happening with north korea. a number of key foreign policy issues bubbling in may, elections in iraq, and concern that ps post should not remain vacant for very long. >> all right. thanks so much, margaret. "face the nation" will air more of the interview with senator corkers this sunday, margaret will talk with rand paul, independent senator angus king. she'll ask south korea's foreign minister about the upcoming talks with the north. that's "face the nation" sunday here on cbs. the government is taking new action to make cigarettes less addictive. our doctor is in the toyota green
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really? if you're a teacher, do you keep the gun on you or put it in a lockbox. in a teacher dies and a student who's a good student is able to get the gun, are they now held responsible to shoot the student who comes into the door? i'm not happy with that. >> reporter: emma's mother beth watches as her daughter became one of the most recognizable faces in one of the most polarizing debates in the country. >> i'm terrified. it's like she built herself a pair of wings out of balsam wood and duct tape and jumped off a building and we're running down beneath her with a net in which she doesn't want or things she needs. >> what's happening with her life? >> it's insane. somebody said, please tell emma we're behind her. i appreciate it. we should have been in front of her. i should have been in front of
her. we're adults. we should have dealt with this 20 years ago. >> it's a lot to ask of these kids. >> they're asking it of themselves. but some adults are like, you go, girl. i'm like, what are we doing? >> well, sharyn alfonsi joins us at the table. that emma is such a firecracker who paints such a picture. i'm very touched by her mom. we've seen so much about the children. how are the parents dealing with this and how are they responding? >> it's funny. they're kind of hands off with all of this. emma's mom said to us, they're like, mom, leave me alone, i'm going to change the world, but i need a ride at 6:00. >> can you take me to the mall. >> why do these kids think,
sharyn, this is going to change? >> they grew up with telephones in their hands. they're used to instant answers. theory not going to wait. they're not going to wait a month or a year. they want it now. they're demanding it. and they have this voice and platform previous generations didn't va. >> what do they want? >> they want gun control but they want to close some of the loops in the way you buy guns online. they're very specific. they basically want to create gun controls that would have stopped another person. >> because one of the things they've had, they wanted an assault weapons ban. that is -- i mean there's just no appetite for that, even within the democratic party with whom they're the most closely aligned. >> well, they know that. they understand that. they keep saying we just want common sense. this isn't democrats or republicans. we want common sense gun laws. one of the things that broke my heart is, look, we're the mass shooting generation. they have only known what it
means to be part of this generation. they have been practicing. they have had drills, they have been in their closets. we can't relate to that. >> no. >> so they have a very unique voice. >> a lot of people are hoping it will be different. we'll see. thank you, sharyn. you can see her full report on "60 minutes." it airs at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. central. david hogg will be in studio 57 to discuss their next big project. the march for washington. pop star rihanna snaps back at snapchat over a controversial advertisement. why she in particular found the third-partied a and the response on domestic violence.
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weather service has issued a winter storm warning, for the tahoe- truckee area through eleven good morning, it's 8:25. i'm michelle griego. the national weather service has issued a winter storm warning for the tahoe/truckee area through 11 p.m. tonight periods of heavy snow and whiteout conditions are expected and 880 is closed applegate and chains are required on 50 between placerville and myers. two people and a dog were killed early this morning when the driver of a honda accord lost control of the car and hit a tree on san jose's communications hill. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment.
good morning, time now 8:27. we continue to track those delays along interstate 80. man, oh, man! the bay bridge and the eastshore freeway, that has been a mess. this is a live look at the toll plaza. right now, it is a 50-minute ride heading into san francisco from the maze connecting with 101 to get over the bay bridge, over 50 minutes. this is all due to an earlier accident. no longer blocking lanes. just past treasure island. so a new crash just coming in just past the toll plaza. that has at least one lane blocked. so drivers are trying to get around that and it's just been a very rough day out on the
roads right now. we are seeing that backup along interstate 80 stretch well beyond 580 and towards 4 in hercules. so looks like traffic is moving on the upper deck of the bay bridge but getting there is going to be hard. let's check in with neda now on the forecast. yeah. we're definitely dealing with some soaking conditions out there still at this hour. scattered downpours will be in your forecast for this friday. here's a view of "salesforce tower." definitely seeing those raindrops on the camera lens there. we definitely have some clearing, as well. so you're going to see a rain. snow in the diablo range. east of milpitas, right around mount hamilton, you can snow flurries. pleasanton, livermore, still getting dumped on with heavy rain and same with walnut creek. my name is cynthia haynes and i am a senior public safety specialist for pg&e.
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pachyderms. >> yes. >> that's so nice. i love it. >> the elephant almost looks like it's smiling. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." right now time to show you headlines. "the washington post" reports rihanna responded to an ad on snapchat that joked about domestic violence, the add asked users if they would rather slap rihanna or punch chris brown. remember that brown pleaded guilty to assaulting rihanna when they were dating in 2009. rihanna urged fans to delete snapchat saying the ad brought shame to domestic violence victims and said throw the whole appology away. shares of snapchat closed nearly 4% lower yesterday after rihanna's cri sism and snap took the ad down. last month a tweet from kiley jenner says she rarely uses the app sent the app plunging. >> wonder what they're thinking. never funny, never cute. the verge reports lyft is
testing a netflix style monthly subscription plan. one offered 30 rides worth up to $15 each for $199 a month. another offered 60 rides for $399 a month. lyft says it has been testing all access passes for several months now. >> the "wall street journal" says nike's investigating inappropriate workplace behavior in its number two executive has resigned. brand president trevor edwards leaving his position immediately and will retire from the company in august. a memo to nike employees from the ceo said the company received complaints about behavior that does not reflect its values. a nike spokesman says there were no allegations against edwards and declined to provide any other details. "usa today" reports on robot drone bees. wall mart applied for a patent for drone pollinators to make up for the decline in bees that fertilize crops and make the food that walmart sells. the patent has not been approved and in a statement walmart says it's always thinking about new concepts.
and "vanity fair" reports prince harry and meghan markle finally have the queen's official consent to marry. she gave her blessing in a letter yesterday and referred to harry as my most dearly beloved grandson. question about the other grandson. >> yeah. >> harry and megan will tie the knot in two months. prince william and kate didn't get the official approval a week before they were married. >> word is harry is her favorite. >> really? >> yes. i have heard. just to say my dearly beloved grandson. that's -- that might be -- make the others go huh? >> the queen approved. >> aren't you supposed to get the approval first. i mean -- >> oh -- >> they like to do things in order over there. >> we're just glad they got the approval. >> that's right. absolutely. >> to the fda taking what it calls first steps to make new rules to reduce nicotine in cigarettes to make them less addictive and the government estimates about 5 million would quit smoking within a year with the new nicotine limits taking
effect and the fda believes the changes could drastically decrease smoking rates among adults from 15% to 1.4%. tobacco use kills almost half a million americans every year. dr. david agus leads west side cancer center. good morning. all right. smoking is at an all-time low, but this could make that better? >> yeah. it's an all-time low but we're still smoking way too much. you know, nicotine is interesting. it's a natural compound. plants make it. so when bugs eat them it kills the bugs. we take that as a stimulant. it's addictive. the more nicotine and there's been more over the last several decades it makes it more addictive. the bold plan is let's change it the other direction and reduce nicotine less addictive. >> does the nicotine cause the cancer? >> we think it's the tar and other impurities but the nicotine causes the addiction which keeps you to smoke so it becomes the circle.
>> if somebody is addicted wouldn't they smoke more cigarettes. >> you would think so but in the trial done several years ago when you reduce nicotine you reduce smoking. especially the teenagers, the new smokers coming on, lower nicotine they're going to smoke less. we have to watch out for that but there is a plan here hopefully to stop smoking in this country. >> weaning people is that it? >> it's not clear. actually the fda has asked for a data on weaning versus a cold turkey going down dramatically on the number of nicotine. we say smoking is an all-time low but 48 0,000 deaths a year attributed the only consumer product will kill half of the long-term users. >> the tobacco. >> yes. >> the companies, we reached out to some they will work with the fda while it form lates the nicotine limits, so do you think reducing the nicotine limits is going to make a big difference? >> you reduce nicotine you
reduce the dependence. people smoke less there will be less lung cancer, less heart disease. >> how much do they have to reduce it? >> so -- >> do you have an answer? >> we don't know. we think it's going to be dramatic. 75, 80, 90%. >> making it safer? >> we don't know. the jury is still out. a delivery route for nicotine, but you need a carrier molecule. the safety of vaping is under investigation. >> thank you. thank you doctor. >> great to see you. >> a sheriff's deputy goes beyond his call of duty to help a homeless man and sets off an extraordinary chain of events. >> after a lifetime of waiting, what i thought never would happen, happened. >> ahead in our series a more perfect union a family reunion after more does this map show the
♪ our series a more perfect union aims to show what unites us as americans is really far greater than what divides us. this morning the unlikely path towards finding family, a homeless man panhandling at a station discovered a new life thanks to some people who gave him a chance. our san francisco station kpix
started following this story last year. rosa cooks is here in studio 57 to tell us about it and says it's never too late for a second chance. nice to see you. >> thank you for having me. good morning. for decades mick myers lived his life on the streets. he had no one. today, he has a family. thanks to a sheriff's deputy and a private eye who gave mick a new beginning. ♪ ♪ if you don't know by now >> i've been living a life as alone as a person can possibly be be. >> reporter: a loner. that's how mick myers describes himself. no kids, never married. the only love he knew, his adopted mother. ♪ ♪ brown eyed girl >> reporter: homeless for 30 years. mick gets by playing for tips at a bart station in the bay area. >> thank you. god bless you all and
panhandling along the highway. that's where deputy jacob swalwell caught up with him last year. he warned mick several times to stop. the next step was to issue a citation. and instead of issuing a citation you asked him a question. >> i asked him, what's it going to take to get you off the street. at that point i realized me writing him a citation is not going to help him at all. as i got closer i realized he was a senior citizen. >> you're 67. how come you're not on social security. i said i can't get it because i can't even get an i.d. i got nobody to help me. and he says, well you got somebody to help you now. >> reporter: even with swalwell's resources at the alameda county sheriff's department it took three separate trips to the dmv for mick to get an identification card. >> it made me realize we need to utilize more resources available to us to help others and if we can do that, we're doing the right thing as law enforcement officers.
>> reporter: swalwell's persistence paid off. mick is on medicaid and has applied for social security benefits. >> it makes me feel good there are people in the world who acknowledge me. because very few people have before. >> reporter: but mick's fresh start was just beginning. private investigator mark askins volunteers for a non-profit devoted to reconnecting the homeless with their loved ones and when he learned of mick's story he wanted to help out. >> it was thrilling to find this information. >> reporter: using little information provided he was able to find mick's birth mother pauley, living roughly 250 miles away in eureka, california. >> she was just so anxious to see him and talk to him and, you know, a true mother's love. it was beautiful. >> i found one more person to love. >> reporter: pauley didn't have an easy life either. after leaving her husband, she
was a teenage mom, struggling to support three kids. mick was sick and needed surgery. so when he was 2 years old, pauley gave him up for adoption to her mother's friend who could afford to get him the help he needed. >> i feel a sadness that he's had to go through this to be so alone, but at the same time, i'm proud of him. no matter what happened, like me, he's a survivor. >> reporter: deputy swalwell and mark arranged for mick to fly to meet the mother who gave him up 65 years ago. pauley's home is now full of family, ready to embrace mick. >> he didn't just get a mom. he got a whole family and they all descended him at one time. to have you back, puts a piece
of my heart back and it means the world to me. you're a part of my life now and i hope you will always want to be. >> reporter: for mick, the future may be uncertain, but the past is finally resolved. >> after a lifetime of waiting, what i thought never would happen, happened. 67-year-old man meets his 85-year-old mother, who would have thought? that something like this could happen to anybody. let alone me. ♪ ♪ now i see >> pauley has invited mick to come live with her and her husband in eureka, but mick is hesitant to move away from the area where he's really spent his whole life. for now, he's working on getting a car and promises to go back and visit as often as possible.
>> i don't even remember the last time i seen a story like that. >> you come to the table to make us cry. it's great they found each other. >> oh, my god. >> the whole group of characters, it's amazing they found each other and the friendships that all of them have, it's pretty heartwarming. >> wow. >> and they found it in a place called eureka. >> that's right. >> thank you. >> you can hear more of "cbs this morning" on our podcast, find interviews and originals on itunes and the podcast app. all that mattered this week, you're watching "cbs this morning." you're watching cbs "this morning.
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albert einstein's birthday. there may be order in the universe after all. ♪ >> cbs. >> cbs. >> this morning. >> recently visited saudi arabia. >> going to give me a drive? >> yes. >> you've never driven in saudi arabia except here at the school? >> yeah. >> what do the men think? >> they're significantly positive. that's why it's the right timing. ♪ >> when you find yourself coaching a team in championship moments. because of what you're doing right now in that schoolyard in inner city chicago, you will know what to do. >> everybody calls it a star wars museum, but it's not a star wars museum. >> billion dollars is a lot of money, what's the return on investment in this. >> the money we have is for others. not for us to have more. ♪ >> today i have a big piece of
writing to do. after about 45 minutes, the normal itchiness of writing or working you can escape from those by let's check in with the e-mail, detour, detour, and then suddenly you're in albuquerque. >> you suggest deleting social media apps why? >> they're designed to suck you in and keep you using them as long as possible. >> does that include the early show? >> i -- include instagram. >> i'm sorry. yes. >> my book is not about playing card. >> to have a character as the lead and i thought about -- about blooming time. >> yes. >> and i want to be a part of that. and also the gay thing is like exactly the fourth or fifth thing you see in the character. that's a step. mostly when gay people are on television -- >> i am gay. >> yes. good on cbs for finally doing this. >> good on you, cbs.
on san jose's communications hill. good morning, it's 8:55. i'm michelle griego. police say drugs and alcohol may have played a role in a deadly crash on san jose's communications hill. it happened around 1:30 this morning when a car slammed into a tree. two people and a dog died at the scene. two others were rushed to a hospital. a modesto man and woman are expected to enter pleas this morning in connection with a deadly stabbing near livermore. daniel gross and melissa leonardo are charged with killing lizette cuesta who was found on the side of tesla road last month. police say a gang of armed thieves is hitting verizon phone stores in the bay area. the targeted outlets have included stores in cupertino, fremont and brentwood. stay with us; weather and traffic in just a moment. it's here. the ross spring dress event.
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good morning, time now 8:57. and we have had a couple of problems over at the bay bridge toll plaza and on the bridge itself. but all lanes have cleared. we are still seeing a pretty bad backup due to those crashes that had lanes blocked. it's about 30 minutes heading into san francisco. you can see that traffic is moving in both directions as you make your way along the oakland side of the bay bridge there. but speaking of bridges and accidents we are tracking a
problem on the richmond/san rafael bridge. this is just past the midspan. it has one lane blocked, that means only one lane open in that westbound direction and it's a slow ride with speeds that dip below 10 miles per hour. here's a live look as you approach the toll plaza there. 32 minutes, that's how long it's taking drivers to go from marina bay parkway over to sir francis drake. allow extra time. let's check in with neda on the forecast. [ no microphone ] >> this is an interesting view right here. we have dark storm clouds, raindrops and blue skies all in one shot against the transamerica pyramid. you will see clearing and rain and heavy rain. we are seeing a bit across the south still coming down east of san jose, as well. snow flurries across mount hamilton area. and then walnut creek, concord, orinda, still dealing with heavy heavy rain, still the same with richmond. berkeley rain coming your way.
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