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hospital. having multiple groups of visitors coordinating with each other. >> an ancient forest captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, august 28th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." tropical storm dorian takes aim at puerto rico. we're tracking its path one day after it barreled through the french caribbean island of martinique. the company behind oxycontin is ready to pay for its alleged role in the opioid crisis. how much purdue pharma is offering to settle dozens of lawsuits.
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and a patient who died, tested for homicide. why a lawyer claims he's not the only victim. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom atat cbs news headquarters in new york. i'm wendy gillette in for anne-marie green. puerto rico is under a state of emergency this morning after tropical storm dorian takes aim at the island. later today dorian is expected to move over toward or near puerto rico as a strong possible storm or possibly a hurricane. a hurricane watch is in effect for the island. parts of puerto rico are still recovering from hurricane maria two years ago. later this week dorian could pose a threat to florida. we begin with laura podesta in new york. laura, how is puerto rico preparing for the stm? >> well, wendy, some people are
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choosing to leave the island, but those choosing to stay are getting water and canned goods. out of an abundance of caution, all public schools and government offices in puerto rico are closed today. dorian is taking aim at puerto rico. >> sustained tropical storm winds with higher gusts, gusts that could get to hurricane-force winds. >> the storm hit the french caribbean island of martinique yesterday, collapsing roads and flooding homes. >> this will be a very quick storm. it will come through in six or seven hours, it will be over, and we can assess the damage. >> two years ago hurricane maria ravaged homes. ravaged puerto rico. thousands of homes are still covered with tarps and the power grid remains unpredictable. some residents are fleeing the island. >> because i'm so unsecure here with the power, the food, the security. >> those who are staying are preparing for the worst,
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boarding up their homes, pulling their boats out of the water, and stockpiling everything from bottled water to batteries. dorian may be hit by the end of the week. residents are filling sandbags now to avoid long lines later. >> i thought it would be a lot more difficult, to be honest with you. i have to say, these really save you. >> meanwhile 45 firefighters from miami-dade rescue are leaving florida and heading to puerto rico. >> we do door-to-door knocks, we do wide area searches. we go to the hospitals. >> officials on the island closed public schools and government offices through at least tomorrow. and as hurricane season ramps up, this is some startling news, wendy. the department of homeland security is planning to divert $271 million from agencies like fema to fund border programs. critics of this plan like house speaker nancy pelosi say the move is reckless. dhs says fema will still have enough for operational needs and
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ongoing long-temp term hurricane recovery efforts. >> laura podesta in new york. laura, thanks. as we mentioned, after tropical storm dorian leaves puerto rico it could make a run for florida. chief meteorologist craig setzer of our miami station wfor is tracking dorian's path. >> of course, we continue tracking dorian now. yesterday it didn't get much stronger because a lot of dry air has been ramping into the storm, a lot of dry and dusty air has been covering the atlantic and caribbean. that is going to decrease with time. there's also been a little bit of diggs ruppive wind shear mainly ahead of dorian, but that's disrupted door yn, mainly in the middle part of the storm, not in the top or bottom of the storm. here's the future track. we're through this evening. it impacts puerto rico and the dominican republic there. another limiting factor or
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obstacle could be the hostile rain here. mountains are high in hispaniola. after that, there's plenty of opportunity. first off, lower wind shear. this is thursday. friday, saturday, low wind shear throughout this track here on top of that very, very warm ocean waters. we could be looking g at a hurricane approaching florida late in the weekend. craig setzer, cbs news. cbs news has learned purdue pharma, the micker of the painkiller oxycontin, has offered $5 billion to $6 billion to settle thousands of claims. state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said they are in active settlement talks with purdue. the company is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the opioid crisis. no word on how much the purdue owners, the sackler family, would have to pay. the news comes two months before the first federal trial over the toll of opioids is scheduled to
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start in ohio. a death in a v.a. hospital in west virginia is being investigated as a homicide. in april of 2018, 82-year-old vietnam veteran felix mcdermott was admitted to the louis a. johnson v.a. medical center in clarksburg with pneumonia. he was improving when suddenly three days later he was dead. according to a claim filed by his family, nobody at the hospital explained what happened to mcdermott, but an autopsy performed months later found mcdermott who had never been diagnosed with diabetes was injected with a deadly dose of insulin. lawyer tony odell says up to ten other patients met the same fate. >> they all seemed to have sudden high powe glycemic event that was unexpected and unexplained, and then they passed and died. >> the johnson v.a. medical center says it's cooperating
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fully with the federal investigation, which does not involve any current employees. women who say jeffrey epstein sexually abused them voice their anger and defiance. prosecutors are dropping the case against epstein after he died by suicide. as mola lenghi reports, a judge yesterday allowed some of epstein's alleged victims to tell their stories. >> reporter: more than a dozen alleged victims of convicted pedophile jeffrey epstein finally had their day in court, detailing the abuse and trauma they say they endured. courtney said it began when she was 14 and was the first to speak, calling epstein a coward and telling the court i feel very angry that justice has never been served in this case. virginia roberts giuffre said she was sexually abused at
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president trump's mar-a-lago resort that epstein frequently visited. the women clutched one another. some cried as they described their torment. many women expressed embarrassment and shame, saying how epstein manipulated them, dangling his wealth. one said she was raped at 15. she says he robbed me of my dreams, a chance to pursue my dreams. some blained guislaine maxwell and others saying they should be held accountable. they have not been charged with any crimes and both have die night any wrongdoing. outside the courtroom there was gratitude from the accusers for a chance to share their pain and a hope for justice for chauntae davies. >> it sickens my stomach that many helped him for a very long time and they're still out there with no punishment. >> reporter: while the hearing focused on the victims,
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jeffrey epstein's defense attorneys insisted that the, quote, elephant in the room was how epstein died, suggesting that it may not have been suicide as the official autopsy shows, but that instead his injuries, they say, were more consistent with an assault and homicide. they vowed to continue to investigate. mola lenghi, cbs news, new york. in a major reversal, brazil's president says his country is open to accepting millions of dollars in international wildfire aid. yesterday jair bolsonaro met with governors of states in the amazon region to discuss the fires there. the crisis is fueling concerns that further damage from the fires could disrupt global weather patterns. cbs news spoke with the scientist who has worked in brazil for 30 years. >> i've heard some people say other countries can do whatever they want with their forests. why are you telling us we can't. >> sure. but i would say that the issue
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is why isn't the u.s. working on reducing drastically emissions of c02. >> new data has revealed hundreds of new fires have flared up in the amazon region. military aircraft are now helping in the fire fight, dumping watt over hard-hit areas. coming up on the "morning news," the search for answers in st. louis after a string of child killings. and a scary encounter off cape cod. why a shark was so close to a boat. this is the "cbs morning news." ng news." hopes you drive safely. but allstate actually helps you drive safely... with drivewise. it lets you know when you go too fast... ...and brake too hard. with feedback to help you drive safer. giving you the power to actually lower your cost. unfortunately, it can't do anything about that. now that you know the truth... are you in good hands?
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it has hundreds of thousands of followers, and there are photos posted on instagram. there's also a book called "karl the fog," but people don't have the foggiest clue as to who's behind it all. the human who created karl remains anonymous. there was a close encounter with a shark off cape cod, and a crisis in st. louis after a string of killings. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the sloo"the st. louis-post dispatch" reports three more children were killed in the city this past weekend. the first child shot to death was 8-year-old journey thompson. she was killed outside a restaurant friday night while waiting for a food order with family members. at least 13 children have been killed by gunfire in st. louis this year. no one has been charged. mayor lyda krewson says the city needs more police officers and tougher gun laws. >> who shoots the direction
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of a 7-year-old or 10-year-old. so it's so outrageous. >> a $100,000 reward is being offered for informatioon the killings. lawmakers have called for a town hall meeting tonight. reports on a close encounter with a great white shark off cape cod, massachusetts. >> he's coming right up to the boat! >> yesterday a shark swam right up to a boat with two fishermen onboard. the video was posted to the facebook account of the atlantic white shark conservancy. in another video, the shark can be seen swimming around a dead humpback whale. there have been other shark sightings on the cape this month and some beaches have been closed. >> and cbs san francisco station kpix says california is offering two years of free community college. governor gavin newsome is traveling to colleges across the
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mortgage applications on the earnings front. notable companies reporting today include tiffany, okta, five below, and pvh. banks led stocks lower on wall street tuesday. the dow slid 120 points. the s&p 500 lost 9 points, and the nasdaq was down 26 points. millions of contigo kids' cleanable water bottles have been recalled. the consumer safety commission says the silicone spout can detach and pose a choking hazard for children. the bottles were sold at costco, walmart, target, and other brick and mortar stores. they were also sold online from a april 2018 to june 2019. contigo has received 149 complaints including 18 incidents where the spout was found in the child's mouth. no injuries have been reported. meanwhile after splitting
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that's just amazing. i love this line in general. >> yeah. we need more of that. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. diane, thanks? you've got it. still ahead, rallying to victory, american teenage tennis star coco gauff powers through her first round at the u.s. open. her first round at the u.s. open. even when i was there, i never knew when my symptoms would keep us apart. so i talked to my doctor about humira. i learned humira can help get, and keep uc under control when other medications haven't worked well enough. and it helps people achieve control that lasts. so you can experience few or no symptoms. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection.
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here is a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. american teenage tennis star coco gauff is back. after her phenomenal performance in her first grand slam at wimbledon last month, she played her first round match last night at the u.s. open. >> gauff came back from a set down to defeat 18-year-old
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our top stories this morning, tropical storm dorian is expected to be near hurricane strength when it passes over or near puerto rico later today. landslides, widespread flooding, and power outages are possible. president trump has approved an emergency declaration for puerto rico and has ordered federal assistance. and cbs news has learned purdue pharma, the maker of the painkiller oxycontin, has offered $5 billion to $6 billion to settle thousands of claims. state attorneys general and
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lawyers representing local governments said they are in active settlement talks with purdue. no word on how much purdue owners, the sackler family, would have to pay. now to a high-stakes tech war. in an indictment filed tuesday, a former engineer at google is accused of acting as a secret agent for uber. jamie yuccas has the story. >> reporter: anthony levandowski faces ten years in prison and fines of $250,000 per count. there are 33 counts of allegedly taking top-secret trade technology used to design and test google's self-driving waymo fleet and providing it to rival uber. >> all of us, generally pspeaking, are free to move fro job to job. what we cannot do is stuff our pockets on the way out the door. >> reporter: in silicon valley the race for self-driving cars pits all the titans against each other, apple against google against tesla against uber. the company with the best technology will win big. in a civil suit last year uber agreed to pay waymo $245 million
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to settle the dispute over the technology, but the federal judge overseeing that case recommended a criminal investigation, which ultimately led to the new charges. >> it's groundbreaking technology, and it's new technology that every company wants to get its hands on. >> he says he didn't steal anything. >> of course. that is his right. >> reporter: levandowski downloaded approximately 14,000 files. these files contained critical engineering information and later put on his laptop. through his lawyer, levandowski said when he was at google, he was authorized to access those tech files and never gave them to uber or any other company. uber says the investigation is ongoing. jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. coming up on "cbs this morning," in our "school matters" series, we'll meet a texas math teacher who's using creativity to help inspire a community and turn around a school.
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plus, we'll meet a fashion model who's part of the so-called new supers, addai verse group of young women redefining what it means to be a supermodel. and we'll catch up with teenage climate activist greta tuneberg after she arrives in new york after an eco-friendly tran transatlantic sailing trip. that's the "cbs morning news" for this benz. thanks for watching. i'm wendy gillette. have a great day. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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