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>> sounds good. look again. they get the halo. can we pan it over. >> little angels. >> me and kenny we're not good enough. >> join us tomorrow find out. good morning to you, our viewers in the west, and welcome to "cbs this morning." strengthening storm. the latest forecast as tropical storm dorian heads for puerto rico and florida. david begnaud is in florida as emergency crews get ready. >> what gives you confidence that you're better prepared now? >> i think first of all the number of supplies that we have. epstein's revelations of newly released video takes us inside epstein's florida mansion. we talk to one woman who stood up in court to say the accused attacker stole their innocence. the pioneer in the race to
build self-driving vehicles is charged with bringing trade secrets to a major competitor. greta thunberg arrives in new york today with her campaign to savor the satellite. >> greta rocks. it's wednesday, august 27, 2019. your world in 90se nds. >> this is not a good place to be in the next three days. >> the president signs an emergency declaration for puerto rico. >> the trump administration pdisaster relief funds to pump p the border. in the legal battle of opioids, they're paying thousands of dollars to settle claims. those attacked by jeffrey epstein shared their stories in court. >> it's pretty devastating to see how many lives he's devastated. >> there is a $100,000 reward in the wave of child killings.
>> lori loughlin and her husband back in court in the college admissions scandal. >> there's not a whole lot for her to smile about. firefighters battle a massive blaze in a church in philadelphia. claims that smoke were seen shooting up from the roof. jason mullen trapped in an elevator with his friends. all he had were mnms, beer and a dog. taking shots and gaining momentum for herself. >> i'm actually considering it. the president of brazil is waiting for an apology from the president of france, and until he gets it, he's holding onto those millions of dollars of aid for the devastating fires in the amazon. >> i'm ready to rule the world, i really am. >> on "cbs this morning." all eyes were on 15-year-old coco gauff as she made her debut. they blew the roof off on match
point. >> it is through the opening round of the u.s. open. on their feet at louis armstrong. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. >> i'm going cuckoo puffs for coco. what's fun is watching her and also watching her parents watch her. we're shearing for you and serena. welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with tony to could you please ail r -- dokoupil who made it here. we're going to begin with tropical storm dorian because he's bearing toward puerto rico. islanders now expect a direct hit. forecasters say this storm is gaining strength before its likely landfall later there
today. authorities say it could bring landslides, life-threatening flooding and power outages, too. >> dorian is also on track to hit the bahamas and florida this week as a possible category 2 hurricane. president trump has already declared an emergency in puerto rico, and our lead national correspondent david begnaud is in ponce, puerto rico. there you are, david, in the thick of it again. what are the weather conditions right now? >> reporter: beautiful. you wouldn't know anything is coming, tony. last night the storm strengthened slightly, 16 miles an hour, and the path of the storm has moved north. sohe metro area of san juan where a majority of people live, they look like they're going to get a direct hit. if you're sitting at home saying, david, don't overblow it talking about a direct hit from a tropical stormrm. you're talking about a troca storm heading to a very vulnerable island with a weak grid that collapsed after hurricane maria and is still being rebuilt right now. the fear that this could be disastrous is why the federal
government has sent 500 employees here in addition to the 3,000 they already have. it's why the local government have told people gather ten days of supplies. it's why people still reeling from hurricane maria are very worried about dorian. as tropical storm dorian takes aim at puerto rico, people here are still recovering from the devastation of hurricane maria, and that was two years ago. so that's why now they are preparing for the worst. >> the land is not pretty anymore. >> reporter: some people who don't trust the government's preparations have decided to leave. >> i'm secure here with the power, the food, the security. so i'm leaving. >> reporter: most people are staying. we went to fema to find out how ready they are. what gives you confidence that you're better prepared now? >> i think, first of all, the amount of supplies we have.
>> reporter: two years after hurricane maria, 30,000 homes are still covered with blue tarps. about 1,000 roads remain impassable around the island. >> if you look around at this warehouse, we have fooiive where only had one. we've spent the last two years learning some lessons and making sure we're much better prepared. >> reporter: yesterday president trump claimed congress declared $92 million for puerto rico in aid after maria's devastation. that's not true. congress has only allocated 42 billion. less than 14 billion of that has actually gotten to the island. the ceo of the island's power company made a bold prediction last night. he said if the entire island were to lose power in a worst-case scenario, he predicts he could have the lights back on in two weeks. >> we have to restore as quick as possible. it's not acceptable what happened the last time. many people waited for 11 months
to get power back. imagine if it was your family. it's going to be different. >> reporter: that's a tall prediction from mr. ortiz. we'll have to see what happens. after hurricane maria, the communications grid collapsed. nobody could talk to anybody. so fema has brought in 100 satellite phones that they want to give to every mayor on the island. if you were watching it is cbs evening news last night, we told you the phones hadn't been activated and we were less than 24 hours before landfall. today fema says they're activated and they're going to hand them out to every single mayor today. they don't have much time. in less than 15 hours, we should feel the effects of the storm. this morning the u.s. virgin islands are also under a hurricane watch. cbs news climate and weather contributor jeff berardelli is here tracking dorian. where else is the storm likely headed, do you think? >> if you are located on the southeast coast, pay very close attention to the system. a lot has changed since last
night. let's talk about it. you can see a big blowup of thunderstorms on the northeastern side, that's the stronger side. it has shifted east. it's a little stronger than it was last night. winds are 60 miles an hour. it's moving northwest. notice the system is likely probably to pass just to the east of puerto rico. that means the worst of it over the virgin islands. puerto rico is on the better side, but still, heavy rain and gusty winds and power outages are possible. that's the official forecast track. moves near puerto rico this afternoon, winds around 70 miles an hour just short of a hurricane. but look at this. it moves over a very nurturing environment for strengthening across the bahamas and towards florida. reaches the florida area by sunday. monday now predicted to be a category 2 storm. we put our spaghetti model plats on. some actually take it along the coast and not into northeast florida. it's going to miss the big mountains of haiti and the dominican republic. that means it maintains its strength. look how hot the waters are.
it's predicted to be a category 2. it could easily be a cat 3 or 4. pay close attention. >> with fema facing a serious situation in puerto rico and florida, the trump administration is taking millions designated for disaster relief to pay for operations along the mexican border. the department of homeland security says it will move $271 million out of its budget to help build larger facilities for migrants detained along the border. dhs says the transfer will not affect disaster relief operations, but one house democrat says the move could have deadly consequences. cbs news says the maker of oxycontin has offered to pay billions of dollars to settle lawsuits stemming from the opioid crisis. a government source with knowledge of these negotiations says purdue pharma is offering billions of dollars.
they answered questions about a painkiller in deposi >> do you believe produced marketing was overaggressive? >> no. do you believe produced marketing was appropriate? >> i believe so. >> anna werner has been closely following this story for months now, and i guess the big question is what led to the release of the this individuis ? >> this deposition was released as part of a 2015 lawsuit brought by purdue pharma in the state of kentucky, a lawsuit that was ultimately settled for over $20 million. as we said, that more than eight-hour video deposition obtained and in it, the former president and chairman of purdue pharma, says under oath he does not know how much the family has made off the sale of oxycontin. purdue pharma is best known as the developer of oxycontin. the company is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation's opioid crisis. it's unclear how much purdue's
owners, the sackler family, would have to pay. the company has released a statement saying it's prepared to defend itself in court but says the company has made clear it sees little good coming from years of wasteful litigation and appeals and the people in communities affected by the opioid crisis need help now. talks of a potential settlement come two days after that landmark decision in oklahoma. in that case a judge ordered pharmaceutical giant johnson & johnson to pay $572 million for its role in the state's opioid crisis. adriana? >> anna, thank you. nearly two dozen women who say jeffrey epstein abused them have told their stories to a judge while newly revealed police video takes us inside epstein's florida mansion. the video comes from a 2005 investigation of epstein's relationships with underage girls. epstein was jailed in new york city on sex trafficking charges earlier this year. he took his own life more than two weeks ago. mola lenghi is covering the
case. what does this show? >> the footage appears to show the ground floor of jeffrey epstein's home, the upstairs as well as the pool area. jeffrey epstein's house just one of the locations where many of his victims stai they weay they abused. the video also appears to show one of his high-profile alleged accomplices. the 2005 video shows armed police enter jeffrey epstein's palm beach home. according to palm beach affiliate, they received a warning. upstairs there is a portfolio for ghislaine maxwell. she has been accused of finding the underage girls. she has not been charged. there also appears to be a gra-haired man and a brunette woman in the press room. they are unable to label the
photo. epstein was convicted of child prostitution and served 13 months in jail prior to this. epstein hanged himself this month while facing new criminal charges. they have decided to dismiss the pfinancier.t the disgraceful epstein accuser shawntae davies is one of 20 victims the court heard from during a hearing in new york tuesday. >> it makes me sick to my stomach that there are perpetrators out there who obviously helped him in many ways for a very long time, and they're still out there with no punishment. >> reporter: in court davies and other accusers took aim at epstein's accomplices. davies claims she was introduced to epstein by ghislaine maxwell. another one also said she was introduced by maxwell. gloria allred represents the
accusers. >> epstein's death, whether it was a suicide or murder, does not end the case. it does not end their fight for justice. >> epstein's attorneys say they also want answers after questioning the medical examiner's finding that epstein died by hanging himself. they say the report is inadequate. they believe the broken bones in epstein's neck are more consistent with assault and homicide. adriana? >> in the next hour we will talk with epstein accuser shawntae davies about the claims she made in court and what it was like hearing the other women's stories. the ceo of juul, the top-selling e-cigarette company, is responding to the growing number of breathing cases of people who vape. they're looking into 200 possible cases of severe lung diseases that may be tied to the use of e-cigarettes. the cases are reported now in at least 22 states. in his first broadcast interview
as juul lab ceo, kevin burns talks to us about his concerns. >> it seems like every day we get a new report from some health department around the country saying that someone has disease tied to vaping.vere lung when that kind of report pops up, what's the reaction? >> worrisome. worrisome for the category, worrisome for us if we contributed to it. cdc is leading the investigations. we're obviously in close contact wihe >> you are? you're working with them? >> yeah. they're in charge of the instigation. we'd like to get all the specifics that we can. we want to make sure we have access to the information so if there is any issue that was driven associated with us that we can get to the root cause and understand it. >> why not take a pause? why not say we have nearly 200 people hospitalized with lung illnesses tied to vaping. we're the biggest seller of this stuff. why not just take a timeout until we figure out what's going on? >> we don't even know if it's
related to nicotine products. most of the reports say it's related to thc. >> i don't know about most. >> most have said it's related to thc. we don't have the details in those reports. if there was any indication that there was an adverse health condition related to our product, i think we would take very swift action associated with it. >> so you feel confident enough to keep selling despite these reports, that juul is not contributing to these more than a hundred thousand dozen cases? >> at this point until we see the facts, and cdc is leading the investigation, yes, we do. >> that's ceo kevin burns. he's very confident in his product. what's interesting is cigarettes themselves were a tragedy in the 20th century. people are critical of juul because they don't want to see a second tragedy with e-cigarettes. his take is if we don't see a chance for success with juul products, that's also a tragedy. it's an interview you'll only see on "cbs this morning." he's going to unveil in the conversation tomorrow a major
new initiative to address the thing that's on a lot of people's minds, and that's the epidemic of vaping among teenagers that seems unabated at this point. >> i think if you were affected by this, you would say, how many more facts do you need? but that's why you were on the red eye. >> that's true. so i'm a little dented this morning. >> we're glad you made it. we're learning more about the strategy of two high-profile defendants in the college admissions scandal. lori loughlin and her husband rushed by journalists in boston yesterday before appearing before a federal judge. now they face questions about potential conflicts of interest involving their lawyers. carter evans is live with this story. carter, will the two of them be tried separately? >> reporter: no, they're in this together. they want to be represented by the same attorney, and from what we heard in court yesterday, they're going to pursue an aggressive legal defense strategy rather than taking any plea deals, as many others have.
lori loughlin and her husband mossimo giannulli showed up with their heads down, quite different than previous showings. >> i think their demeanor tends to reflect they are taking this matter seriously. they've been talking to their lawyers, they know they're going into court. this is really happening. >> reporter: lori, do you think you can win this trial? >> reporter: they wouldn't answer questions minutes after entering the courtroom where they formally waived their rights to separate attorneys. the judge asked about a potential conflict of interest. some of the attorneys representing the couple work at a law firm representing another defendant caught up in the admissions scandal who is now cooperating with prosecutors. the judge is expected to rule on that matter in a few days. loughlin and giannulli are accused of paying half a million dollars to rick singer, the
mastermind of the scandal, to get their two daughters accepted into the university of southern california by falsely designating them as crew team recruits. through these court proceedings, we're also learning more about a potential defense strategy. lawyers in court tuesday claim the couple was donating to a nonprofit, unaware of what singer may or may not have been doing. >> that's great if the jury believes it, but the jury might not. especially if other parents say, we all knew what was going on here. >> reporter: they're going to be back in court on october 2nd, but we're soon going to have the results of another very high-profile case. felicity huffman is saet to be sentenced in just two good wednesday morning to you. a cooler day across the bay area with that onshore breeze kicking in for us and with that we'll see temps about 5 to 10 degrees
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good morning here's 7:27 let's get a look at your real time travel commute times this morning. you are unfortunately in the red and the yellow mostly in the red. it is slow going 46 minutes due to an accident in the westbound direction of the east shore freeway. highway 4 better part of an hour and 101 is almost an hour and a half. you are slow going at the toll plaza backed up to the maze. we are started off with low clouds and fog through parts of the bay. as we head through the afternoon you're going to notice that cooler air. temps running about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. all because of that ocean breeze kicking in for us. mid 70s in oakland and 70 for san francisco. we're going to continue to cool it down for thursday and for friday. but just in time for the weekend. we're going to warm things back up saturday, sunday and into labor day.
here's what's happening on cbs this morning. puerto rico is under a state of emergency as tropical storm dorian moves cloersser and flor could be next. purdue pharma offers though sands. victims speak in court as we get a look inside jeffrey epstein's home. a look a t the new seoupers. >> did you think there's more to life than been really, really ridiculously good looking? a texas math teacher helps
student rise above the reputation of their neighborhood. >> it's not hard work. it's heart work. i feel like you have to come from the heart in order to do this job of teaching. we like that teacher. it's heart work. i like it. >> yeah, i'll take that. >> any time you get to dance and sing in class you'll take it to heart. welcome back. that's always a good thing to have her at the table. >> glad to be here. >> we're going to begin with the justice department investigate g ing suspicious deaths in a v.a. hospital. one has been ruled a homicide. others appear to be similar. jeff has more on this story. how many veterans are involved here? >> reporter: good morning. we're being told there are nine suspicious deaths at that v.a. facility in clarksberg, west
virginia. the family says the v.a. failed in its duty to protect him. felix mcdermott spent 20 years in the army was admitted to the louis johnson v.a. on april 6th, 2018. initially diagnosed with pneumonia. he was improving then suddenly three days later he was dead. according to claim filed by mcdermott's family, he had nef been diagnosed with diabetes but was injected with a fatal dose of insulin. his death was ruled a homicide. >> his family describes it as pure betrayal. >> reporter: the lawyer says the death was part of a pattern and the claim alleges nine or ten other patients died before mcdor met after receiving an insulin injection that was neither ordered by a doctor or medically necessary. >> they all seem to have the sudden hypoglycemici vent that
was unexpected. >> reporter: it does not involve any current employees. >> america must never abandon our heroes in their hour of need. >> reporter: in the past, president trump has touted his efforts to improve care for veterans, including his v.a. accountability act which he says has led to the firing of some 7600 v.a. employees. >> some of them were treating our people, our great heroes so badly, sadistic, terrible people. they were terrible people and they're gone. they're fired. >> reporter: the v.a. said the case does not involve any current employees but west virginia democratic senator joe mansion is going a step further. he says there is a person of interest even though federal law enforcement is not confirmed that information for us. >> thank you. interesting there are no current
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a former star engineer at google faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing company secrets about self-driving cars and giving them to uber, a major competitor. the federal indictment escalates the high stakes fight to reshape the future of transportation. chris is here with details of the case. how serious are these charges? >> good morning. anthony levandowkski is being charged with 33 counts of trade secrets. prosecutors compare it to
stealing the crown jewels of self-driving car technology. >> all of us, generally speaking, are free to move from job to job. what we cannot do is stuff our pockets on the way out the door. >> reporter: he downloaded and stole approximately 14,000 documents related to google self-driving car project before he abruptly quit and went to work for uber. u.s. attorney david anderson is prosecuting the case. >> i think the indictment speaks an arrogance that silicon valley is the place that we're all here to move fast and break rules that we can break the law. >> reporter: he created the sensor technology at the heart of most self-driving cars. in a statement his attorney says his client didn't steal anything from anyone and none of the files in question ever went to uber. in a civil suit last year uber
agreed to pay google self-driving car company waymo $245 million to settle but the judge recommended a criminal investigation leading to these new charges. cbs news contributor nick thompson. >> there's been other stories of trade secret theft but i don't think there's been anything quite like this. remember, google was the first major company with this idea. they were talking about self-driving cars before everybody. now it's not so clear who has the lead. there are lots of explanations for this, but part of it is they entrusted the operation to levandowski. >> each of the 33 counts carry a maximum ten year sentence plus hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. uber is not named but says it's cooperating with the ongoing investigati investigation. he's pleaded not guilty.
>> the message you can breakfast, break things but you can't break the law. it will be interesting. a lot of people in silicon valley watching this. >> seems like there would be paper trail. >> digital trail. coming up on what to watch. we're looking at the stories you'll be talk about today. >> they were out looking for lobsters but a cup of fishermen found something quite different. a look at their very close encounter with a great white shark. hot off her incredible performance, we'll show you how american teenage tennis centuriation did in her debut at the u.s. open. >> can't wait to see that. it's
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shake off that overnight flight. get your head in the game. >> go ahead, shake it off. >> it's wednesday. happy wednesday. >> it's tough to do a red eye and come straight to work. i always feel like a dish rag but look at him. >> look at you. >> bright eyed and bushy tailed. here are a few stories we think you'll be talking about today. british prime minister boris johnson is taking dramatic action to shut down debate above the brexit shutdown. he's asking the queen to temporarily suspend parliament to make it harder for the opposition to stop a no deal brex brexit. the speakers call the movement a constitutional outrage. they will turn october 14th. just days after britain is scheduled to leave the european union on october 31st. normally they would go back on october 9th.
>> they had this vote two years ago and we don't know how this will turn out. >> my husband is from the uk so he's watching very closely. i want to say economists told the new york time a no deal exit would be completely chaotic economically. >> the queen was on vacation when he asked her. >> she has to approve this. >> it's also a no comb exit. he has an interesting hair style. he knows he could change it. he's doing it on purpose. >> it's a look. >> he's keeping it. >> it's a look. we'll go from the uk to alaska. president trump wants to allow new logging in the nation's largest forest. he's asked the agriculture department to exempt 9.5 million acres in the forest from logging restrictions imposed 20 years ago. that would open up half of the forest to logging and mining projects. president trump rolled back more than 80 environmental rules and regulations since taking office.
>> this is one of those president obama president trump back in place. >> some of these trees are not just any old trees. they are over a thousands years old. >> with the wildfires in the amazon, we need these trees now more than ever. from alaska to china. costco opened its first store in china yesterday but proved to be so popular it has to be shut down early. video shows customers shoving each other while trying to get their hands on what appears to be rotisserie chicken. >> gay lerks le is that you at . >> police were called in to restore order. costco issued an apology and says it will limit the shoppers to no more than 2,000 at any one time. >> what would be the attraction? the free samples? >> i don't know.
the good prices. rotisserie chicken. >> those chickens are good. >> what i thought was so amazing, it was a three-hour wait for parking. >> wow. >> i used to live in china. i worked there for cbs news. i'm not surprised. it's huge in china. the cafeteria is packed. people love that it's american. >> is that what it is? >> or a good deal. >> just because it's an american company? >> you get a good quality. i love the next story. you'll love it. >> i do. >> american teenage tennis star cocoa gauff is back. last month she surprised every one beating venus williams. her first grand slam tournament. she played her first match at the u.s. open in new york. >> the 15-year-old sensation.
>> gauff came back from a set down to defeat the 18-year-old from russia. her parents kept jumping out of their seats during the match. look at this. >> i think i gave them a heart attack especially my mom and my dad, he looks a bit tired over there too. >> very happy. >> she needed a scial wild card entry to get into the u.s. open since she's only ranked 140th in the world which i find so hard to believe. >> i think she'll be climbing those rankings as she advances in age. >> it's so fun to watch this year. you've got naomi, you have serena williams. you have lovely cocoa. the kids of today call it black girl magic on the courts. it's fun to watch. >> her new nickname is cocoa mania. she doesn't feel any pressure and she's not nervous. i'm nervous for her. >> she's fun to watch. however this turns out, she's fun to watch. >> i think tennis is like a
silent formal gain but these people in the crowd. it's amazing. >> go cocoa. this next story, i don't know. >> now to big shark news. >> a couple of fishermen looking for lobsters found something quite different in the waters off cape cod, massachusetts. >> he's coming right up to the boat. oh [ bleep ]. >> yesterday a shark swam right up to their boat. the video was posted to the facebook account of the atlantic white shark conservatorconserva. it was seen ooaround a dead hum back whale. >> a lot of beeps on that tape. what do you think they were saying? >> golly, maybe he's hungry. there was a seal in the water and it was just hanging out in the water. every one on the beach just froze. >> waiting to see what's going to happen. >> it's frightening.
it's not in the bay. on the ocean side. you're fine in the bay. >> since august 1st, this is the 77th beach closure in massachusetts. ahead, a super new generation of models challenging old fashion ideals in a very positive way, you can say. we'll be right back. you're watching cbs this morning. we'll be right back. you're watching "cbs this morning." started getting the better of me. and my doctor said my joint pain could mean permanent joint damage. and enbrel helps relieve joint pain, helps stop that joint damage, plus helps skin get clearer. ask about enbrel so you can get back to being your true self. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders and allergic reactions have occurred. tell your doctor if you've been someplace where fungal infections are common. or if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores have had hepatitis b, have been treated for heart failure
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this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning it's 7:56 i'm kenny choi. an investigation is under way in fremont after a shooting involving two vehicles. this happened yesterday around 4:00 p.m. near stevenson boulevard and farwell drive. there are no reports of injuries. a man is set to be arraigned today in connection with a fatal crash in santa clara. sunnivale public safety says that claudio perez crashed into a car operating as a ride share vehicle. a ride share passenger died in that crash. and police in martinez are investigating the discovery of a pipe bomb that forced evacuations in the surrounding neighborhood. a bomb sxaud responded to wayne street -- bomb squad responded
here alternate 7:57 this morning we're taking a look at your main travel times. are you in the red. unfortunately it's going to be a slow morning for you if you are commuting into work this morning. you are in the red every single one of them. really the worst of it is probably for those of you on highway 4. there was an accident it's been cleared but still slow and go. bad news there. bay bridge metering lights are on under those foggy skies. mary. okay emily. here's a live look of our san jose camera. inland skies catching more of that sunshine. areas of fog along the coast for parts of its bay area this morning. we are going to see clearing as we head through the day except for the coast. daytime highs cooler compared to yesterday. 89 concord. 85 san jose. 82 fremont. 74 in oakland and 70 for san francisco. with that stronger sea breeze by
♪ good morning to you, our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, august 28, kwooin 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." the latest on tropical storm dorian likely to hit puerto rico later today, and the southeast in just a few days. potentially as a hurricane. plus, one of jeffery epstein's accusers tells us why his sex trafficking case could not end with his death. and in our school matters series, we will introduce you to a teacher and students who are performing beyond expectations. they are out of their seats. first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> tropical storm dorian barreling towards puerto rico
and islanders now expected a direct hit. >> a tropical storm heading to a very vulnerable island with a weak grid that collapsed after hurricane maria. >> it moves over a very nurturing environment for strengthening across the bahamas and towards florida. purdue pharma is best known as the developer of oxycontin. talks of a potential settlement two days after the judge ordered johnson & johnson to pay $572 million. the footage shows what appears to be the ground floor of jeffery epstein's home. the video also appears to show one of epstein's most high-profile alleged accomplices. they want to be represented by the same attorney. from what we heard in court they are going to pursue an aggressive legal defense strategy. a louisiana teen is going y viral after making special appearances at his brother's bus stop every day in a different consumer. >> rain or shine dressed as everything from santa claus to
chewbacca. >> as a firefighter, as a football player. is that a ninja? >> i love that. i might start doing that just to embarrass my children. >> you should do that. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" presented by toyota. let's go places. very sweet. you can tell they are brothers because of the consumers. there is not a hug. there is a slap up the side of the head. >> i think that's giving a lot of people ideas. >> i'm tony dokoupil with gayle king. we will begin with this. 3 million people in puerto rico are getting ready for tropical storm dorian's impact. it's expected to bring heavy winds strong rain and heavy mudslides today before threatening florida as possible category 3 hurricane. >> some areas of puerto rico are still recovering from the devastation of hurricane maria nearly two years ago. david begnaud covered that hurricane in its aftermath for months. he knows this island very well. this morning he is in puerto
rico. david, the big question now, are they ready for the storm this time around? >> reporter: all right, gayle, the government says we are ready. the federal government says we're better prepared today than we were before maria. people here on the island are skeptical. you can understand. this island was ravaged. it was a complete and total collapse. government officials couldn't talk to government officials. this time they say they are better prepared. we wanted to know, how so? we started with fema. we went to talk to the man who runs fema's operations. he let us inside one of the five warehouses on the island. they have ten times the commodity today. they have five warehouses instead of one. from fema we talked to the power authority. we wanted to know what kind of inventory they had. the inventory was roughly $21 million before maria. today it's more than 121 million according to the government. jose ortiz, the man who runs the puerto rico electric power
authority, said here's why he believes that the grid will be more resilient this time. they have main transformers that are brand new. the transmission lines, actually. the transmission lines are new. he thinks they are more sturdy and resilient to withstand anything that dorian will bring. adriana, i asked him, in the worst-case scenario, if the entire island loses power, how so soon will it be back on? he said two weeks. that is a bold prediction. >> meteorologist jeff berardelli is with us. jeff, what is the storm's latest track? >> dorian is a stronger storm and it is forecast to continue to strengthen as it passes by puerto rico and heads towards the u.s. east coast. as you can see on the radar, this is clearly a more defined system. a lot of big thunderstorms near the center well to the east of puerto rico. so the worst is going to be over the u.s. and british virgin islands. that's a blowup of thunderstorms near the center, as you can see.
right now it's almost a hurricane with winds of 70 miles per hour. it's moving to the northwest at 13 miles per hour. this is the official forecast track. the worse is today and tonight in eastern puerto rico and over the virgin islands. after that it emerges out over the very warm waters near the bahamas and those warm waters are 84 to 88 degrees or so. that will super charge the system and it's forecast to become a category 3 major hurricane before potentially making landfall sometime sunday night into monday along the east coast of florida from miami all the way up to around savannah, georgia. so prepare for the possibility of a major hurricane heading your way by the end of the weekend and early next week. >> jeff, thank you so much. one of the survivors of jeffery epstein's alleged sexual abuse chauntae davies is vowing to continue her fight for justice after his death. >> it makes me sick to my stomach that there is perpetrators out there that obviously helped him in many ways for a very long time and they are still out there with no
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♪ a teenage activist sailing across the anti-lick to highlight climate change has almost arrived in new york. greta thunberg set sail from england two weeks ago aboard a zero emissions yacht. the 16-year-old will attend two climate summits at the united nations and wants to raise awareness about environmental issues. meg oliver is in lower manhattan awaiting her arrival. neg, why did she choose to sail all the way to new york? >> reporter: that's a long way, isn't it? good morning. she refused to fly here because
of the carbon footprint of traveling by plane. instead she chose to sale 3,000 miles. she tweeted this morning she could see the lights of new york. she won't touch shore until later this afternoon. a flight to new york would have taken just eight hours, but greta thunberg wanted to prove a point on her two-week journey across the ocean. >> what i'm concerned about is whether we will do something or not, whether the people in power will react and act with necessary force. >> reporter: gail force winds meant it wasn't plain sailing to get here. of the 60-footracing yacht powered by underwater turbines and solar panels was hit by heavy seas but made it across the atlantic with a zero emissions carbon footprint. >> we are about 300 miles away from nova scotia. very high waves. >> reporter: conditions on board weren't much better with no showers and little privacy. but that didn't stop thunberg
celebrating the one-year anniversary of the start of her climate change movement. she began striking alone outside the swedish parliament last august. soon students from across the world began ywalking out of school demanding action from their government. thunberg became the unlikely loader of a global youth movement who call her the voice of the planet. >> i wanted to act as if the house was on fire because it is. >> reporter: earlier this month she told cbs news that it's time to see if leaders in the u.s. and globally are really listening. >> they say they are listening to us. now that is up to them to prove they have listened. >> reporter: while she is here, thunberg will attend two global climate strikes on those u.n. meetings. as for how she plao return home, adriana, that is unclear at this point. >> very good question. i love this little girl.
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absolutely not. it leaves a lot of unanswered questions. >> two of the 23 women who made victim statements at a court hearing yesterday. the jeffery epstein sex abuse case. their words were different but they had a consistent message they want everyone involved in the alleged abuse to be charged. chauntae, good morning. there are so many questions. how and when you met him. >> well, i met ghislaine maxwell first through -- i was learning massage at the time to help heal a stomach ailment, a chronological stomach disorder i have had for 20-something years. at that time i was looking for healing within myself, so i started learning massage after being kind of healed through this massage guru, if you will, who introduced me to ghislaine.
>> you were hired to be a masseuse for him? >> initially, yeah. >> what point does it go from being a masseuse and traveling with him to a victim? >> it progressed pretty rapidly. the first encounter i had with him, he did, you know, he masturbated in front of me. obviously, that alone should have been enough for me to never come back, but the way that they were able to orchestrate and know, led me to believe that something like that wouldn't happen again. so i did go back a second time. >> when you say they you are talking about he and ghislaine? >> yes. >> she has denied, she hasn't been charged with anything, she has denied she was involved in anything inappropriate. what do you say to that? >> i say, gosh, with ghislaine it's very confusing because she is someone who i really believed cared for me. the way that she kind of
approached the situation was that she felt for the situation i was in and, you know, i was young and struggling and had come from a, you know, not such a privileged background. she seemed wanting to, you know, help better my life and even, you know, was personal about it. >> right. so you are a masseuse. he is very inappropriate with you. >> yeah. >> and it goes from that to what? >> so there were a couple of appointments in between that first encounter, and when it progressed that nothing happened, which led me to believe it wouldn't happen again. >> so you go back, and then? >> so it was about the third or fourth encounter, meeting the two of them where, you know, things progressed to rape. >> while you were giving him a massage? >> yeah. >> he raped you during that encounter? >> yeah. >> and after that you still
continued to stay with him? >> yeah. >> help us understand. and i'm not blaming you. i just want to understand. >> i'm still trying to understand. there is a lot of anger that i have had for myself, like why didn't i -- >> why didn't you report it? >> because he immediately, the power that this man had was evident. he made it very clear, ghislaine made it very clear he had powerful figures, photographed all over his residences. you know, even in one of the first couple of trips they even somehow got me a passport, which i didn't have initially. they just had one for me. >> were you afraid of him? >> yeah. yeah. i mean, he is dead, but i still am, you know? he is still winning in death. >> are you suspicious, chauntae, about the circumstances of his death? it's been ruled a suicide. >> yeah, i'm absolutely
suspicious of it. i go back and forth because, you know, part of me thinks, okay, so he signed that will two days before, so that is obviously a red flag that he was planning to commit suicide, but i feel, and i feel like some of the other victims would agree, his ego was so large and he was so manipulative and so intelligent that i really strongly believe that he still thought he was going to get out of it. i think he signed that will thinking he was going to get out of it and disappear. like hide that money and disappear. it's hard for me to wrap my brain around him killing himself because i don't see that. but then -- >> what was he like? i can't understand how this man was able to get away with this for so long by women who are all telling similar stories, but yet seem to think they were the only
ones. >> yeah. >> what was he like? >> he made it very confusing because he would disguise the abuse with education, trips to a bookstore and pick out whatever books you want. some girls have experiences of other lavish shopping trips. with my experience it was, you know, education based. and he sent me to school. he sent my sister to schoo >> what kind of school? >> culinary school. she studied abroad to be a translator in spain. so it was very masked by various things that he would kind of just throw out there. >> so as we sit here today what does justice look like for you now that he is no longer here? >> i don't know what justice looks like now. i was asking myself that as i was trying to fall asleep last night.
i don't kn what it is. i just know we don't have it yet. >> chauntae, thank you so much for coming to tell your story. >> thank you for having me. this is a kpix 5 news morning update. good morning. it is 8:25'm michelle griego. in about half an hour a man suspected in a high profile attack in san francisco is due back in court. this hearing does not involve the recent attack on a woman outside a condo complex. in san mateo county sheriff's deputies say three suspected skimming devices were found at a woodside chevron gas station monday. no word how long the devices were in the gas pumps. and pg&e launched a new website with forecast the for possible shutoffs during high fire danger. you can go to pg&e.com/weather
8:27 here we're going to start here with you with a look at your traffic times. elsewhere it is slow going. the 41 minutes just to get from highway 4 to the maze this morning. and 101 out of the south bay headed northbound is a 78-minute ride. you're pretty much stopped on the san mateo bridge in that westbound direction. no stalls or crashes. unfortunately it is a slow crawl
towards the peninsula. eastbound starting to get a little bit busier. you're moving a little bit faster at the bay bridge metering lights. you're backed up to the foot of the maze and well up onto the 880. the approach to the richmond san rafael bridge is slow going but certainly at least you're moving. that's good news. once you get past the toll plaza and out over the water you're moving a lot better. okay at least commuters are moving. we are looking at low clouds and areas of fog along the coast in parts of the bay. but clear skies inland. here's a live look at our san jose camera with mostly sunny skies right now. as we head through the day we are going to have that clearing except for the coast. a l cooler day thanks to that stronger on shore floor. mid 80s san jose. mid 70s in oakland and 70 for san francisco. so even though cooler compared to yesterday right now looking at temperatures right around where we should be for this time of year. little cooler with that sea breeze thursday, friday, warming up through the weekend and into
welcome back to "cbs this morning." it's time to bring you some of the stories we call ""talk of the table."" why? this is a table and we are talking. this is where we each pick out a story we like or we might like to and we share with each other and all of you. tony, you're up first. >> i've got good news for the havers and holders of marijuana. >> the havers and holders of marijuana. >> the havers and holders who may have it in their pocket and have it this h their possession and have had a run-in with cops. in illinois, what's unique about illinois, one of the chief prosecutors there, kim fox, the
state's attorney, she's going to go retroactively under the new law and expunge people's records back to 2013 if they've been convicted of a possession charge on marijuana, and it's going to be automated. there's going to be code for america that goes through the system, and if you've been convicted of under 30 grams, which is basically one pack of joints, then your record is clear. >> how do you know 30 joints is one pack of joints? >> i'm looked it up on the internet. >> a lot of o people in chicago are going -- >> but there's bad news i need to warn people about. there's another company that's close to bringing to market a thc breathizer. with all of these bills, you get in the car, you can't drive and toke. >> that would be a good thing. i don't think you should be driving and smoking. >> that's coming up. >> that's great. to have a new record. >> it will change lives.
>> i'll take the next one. i love this story. mattel, the maker of barbie, has released a rosa parks doll. >> love, love, love. >> this was for women's equality day this month, marking the anniversary of when women got the right to vote in 120. it also comes with educational materials and authentic clothing. this also is part of a release they had with sally ride, the first american woman in space. we have a photo of that doll because mattel, you know, has done some research and it shows starting at age 5, many girls are less likely than boys to view their own gender as smart and begin to lose confidence in their competence. that i call that the dream gap. i grew up with barbie dolls. they didn't look like me. this is exciting. >> it is. the dimensions are unrear in their own right. representation is one thing and then their shape. >> that's been a bit criticism. i want to show you dolls mattel
has released in the part as part of their women freedom series. frei frida kahlo, katherine johnson, the mathematician, and amelia earhart. >> i'm like you. there were no dolls like me. when a black doll came out, i said, i don't want that one, i want the blond one. this message is very, very important. my story, three days in a row, i'm still talking about popeyes chicken. popeyes chicken sandwich has officially sold out. if you haven't gotten it, oh, no, oh, no, oh, no. this has been off the charts. i've been trying for three days. i'm very happy to report yesterday i got it and i saw stars. the angels starting singing. the colors got a little
brighter. in some original reporting they have the spicy and the classic. >> is that is same chicken sandwich or -- >> i got a classic because i think you have to do due diligence. i got a classic and sfiesy. original reporting, i prefer the original. there's brandon our social media director. i said, brandon, do you want to go with me to get this sandwich? he said, sure. the place opens by 10:00. by 11:30, that chicken sold out with people standing in line. unbelievable. this is the thing. popeyes thought it would last until september. that was the goal. you can now download the popeyes app to be the first to know when the sandwiches come back. some employees say they were working 60 hours a week to meet customer demand. i don't understand why you're popeyes chicken and you sold out of chicken sandwiches. i don't understand that.
>> i think there are chicken farmers saying i've got chicken. call me. >> it does live up to the hype. that thing about the bun being buttery, it's crispy but yet juicy, and even the pickle has a >> lean back and drop revelry here. >> i know. i'm exciting sitting here thinking about it, but i know we have other things to think about, so we'll move on. "glamour" is introduced a cover with new models. they're called supermodels from several continents and they're all size 12 and above. a series in the "glamour" article poses questions should the plus size still be used. >> no. >> we know where gayle stands on that. and why customers are forced to pay a so-called fat tax on my right.
seynabou kris ciss is here with samantha barry, the editor of "glamour." welcome to the table. what is this jern sis about? >> your september cover has to represent what you stand for in fashion and my team really came and said we stand for size inclusiveness, diversity, and representation. we wanted to get the five supers. >> i love this walking shot. >> right? they really represent, yes, absolutely they're all over size 12. they're sizes 12 to 16, but they represent so much more than that. it's about people seeing themselves in women's "glamour." that discussion around plus size
is really important to us. 68% of women in america are over a size 14, but they're only seen in 2% of media. like that is a huge difference. most of the women watching here this morning are over a size 14 and they're only seeing themselves representing in 2% of media. it's crazy. >> why do you think that is? it is crazy. >> there's a lot of people like me. editors need to make a decision. editors like me need to make a decision to normalize and put different types of people on the covers, the pages, the story lines, on tv. that's really important. >> seynabou, you walk the in a room and everyone recognizes. what were you told? >> a lot of too something. it was too tall, i'm 6'2". too dark. and recently too skinny because of the language we have surrounding the curve industry where you have to fit a certain
size or certain look. because we have this binary, people are obsessed with putting you on one side of it or the other. it was just about breaking those labels and just doing it for myself like saying i don't have to look like anyone, no one has to look up to me. i have to do the job, and i don't -- i'm not too much of anything. >> no. but i like what christian said about you. you're calm, cool, collected, powerf powerful, confident without trying too hard. there's a casual elegance about you. what do you want people to know about you? what is the message you want to send about other models that look like you? >> for me, it's like let's just normalize it. instead of os traizing girls of darker color, the romance is sizing and exott sizing. we have to be spectacular. we don't get to just exist. i don't want to just be a shock when people walk past me in a
campaign or in the street. i want visibility for all of us. it should be normal. it shouldn't be i'm a token person in the room. >> or there can only be one. >> or there can only be one. it'sing to want to see two dark girls or curvy girls in a campaign at once. there seems to be the idea once contract. i just want us to be considerate as part of the gate. >> when you were growing up before issues were focused this this ways, what were you seeing, and did you see yourself. >> and if not, how did that affect you? >> i grew up in senegal. there was no lack of beautiful dark women surrounding me. i grew up surrounded by them. growing up in america, we weren't on tv. we were barely in magazines or on commercials. i grew up to think, i want to be like x, y, and z or look like.
it would be nice not to be just considered a great thing because i'm visible. i think there's so much more. >> sam, you were telling me in the green room this is a call to action. haven't we heard this calo action before? >> we've heard it a lot of times, but we're not. in "glamour" we look at it on the catwalk. it should be the normal, right? i ink i'm going to keep calling that action because we're not yet. they're not represented in a massive way, and it is a multi-billion-dollar industry. s so many women who want to buy great fashion clothes. we're not there yet. >> you're getting a great reaction, a really great reaction. hopefully this is a call to action that everybody is going to. go, you, sam. nice to see you. >> sam and seynabou, thank you
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he decided to use music videos to turn around his children in ft. worth, texas. just a few years ago he was considered a failing school. mireya villarreal went there to find out how the school found its rhythm. >> reporter: thomas mayfield is willing do just about anything for his students. >> in our final estimate, it >> reporter: he's been teaching math at this elementary school for a year where the median family income is less than $19,000, and more than 94% of the students are economically disadvantaged. >> the reputation outside the door is crime. you have families in single-parent homes. >> reporter: before mayfield came on board, the school was at rock bottom. disciplina
discipli test scores were low, disciplinary action was high. >> if you can't get out of the hole, the state could come in and take over. >> you were on the verge. >> we were knocking on the door. >> she was brought in to figure out the problem. >> my mother was a single parent of four, my father was in and out of prison. i realize now my mom would go to bed hungry so we could eat. i'm abel to understand whether a lot of my kids come from, and more importantly, i'm abel to hold them accountable to not use any of those things as an excuse to not try to do better for yourgs. >> reporter: recognizing the hardships comeau students face, reince knew he needed joy. ♪ it's a brand-new dear, a brand-new day ♪ >> reporter: part of that was recruiting mayfield. >> they can work and do for you
and do for themselves. but you have to show you're transparent and connect with them on other levels other than just the academic setting. >> reporter: mayfield calculated by adding students and teachers together in music videos he could help kids love what they were learning. >> reporter: there was a song we would first start out with. drake had a song. kwet i know way too many numbers here right now that i didn't know back then ♪ >> when you bust out like that, what's the reaction you get from kids? >> mama, mama, he knows about drake. >> reporter: two of his former students say his approach to math is what made them want to come to school. >> every day he would tell us, i've been through this, you can't get around with me like that. he made learning very fun. >> reporter: principal reince also credits adding an extra hour to each school day and
offering families more after-school programs to comeau's transformation. >> we got the official results this morning. we're officially a b campus again. >> reporter: it's not hard work. ice heart work. from the heart in order to be able to do this job. >> learning in the air, school is everywhere. >> reporter: a school that can y they're starting on a high note. for "cbs this morning," mira villarreal, ft. worth, texas. ♪ welcome back because this one's for you ♪ >> bravo, comeau leadership academy and mr. mayfield and principal rynnas. when i was a kid, you weren't to move in your chair. maybe if i had mr. mayfield, i would have done better. >> you turned out just fine. >> i don't remember the details. just the fact that learning is fun, he makes learning fun for the kids.
joy always works and the way he can figure out ho do that, bravo. >> it takes one person to believe in you, to validate you, to say you matter, i got through it, you can get through it. >> did you hear mireya say they go to school an hour longer and no one seems to be complaining about that. mr. mayfield, go you. you can hear more o "cbs this morning" including extended interviews on our podcast. before we go, a college football team's
this is a kpix 5 news morning update. >> good morning. it is 8:55. i'm michelle griego. in fremont a stretch of road is shut down right now due to a de crash. a car struck and killed a bicyclist on boyce road this morning. this suspected car thief will be arraigned in a santa clara county courtroom this morning in connection with a crash that killed a ride share passenger. claudio perez faces charges including murder. a man faces criminal charges for starting a brush fire in marin county. the suspect is identified as 73-year-old henry walker. the fire is expected to be fully contained sometime late today. we'll have news updates throughout the day on your
good morning here at 8:57. let's get a look at your real time travel times. the good news is you are out of the red on at least one of them. take a look, are you in the red. you are in the yellow on highway 4 getting to the east shore. you are still slow and go on every single one of your main commutes this morning and it's not going anywhere any time soon and if you are crossing the san teo bridge you're not getting
anywhere quickly. brake lights in that westbound direction. plenty of them. you were moving faster than you were a half hour ago. you can see you're slowing down as you approach the maze on the east shore freeway as well. richmond san rafael bridge is good to go northbound or southbound in marin. mary. a cooler day today with that stronger ocean breeze kicking in. here's a live look with our ocean beach cliff house camera. you can see the patchy drizzle. as we head through the afternoon we are looking at daytime highs about 5 to 10 degrees cooler than yesterday. upper 80s in concord. mid 80s in san jose. low 80s mountain view. fremont mid 70s in oakland and about 70 degrees for san francisco. mid 60s for pacifica. so let's show you the 7-day forecast. temps will be cooling down even more as that stronger marin influence kicks in by thursday and for friday, temperatures will be cooler but just in time
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