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disappearing ice sheets. >> that is ach the overnight news for this wednesday. from the cbs broadcast cenr in new york city, i'm nikki battiste. captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, october 2nd, 2019, this is the "cbs morning news." guilty verct. former dallas police officer amber guyger found guilty of murder in the shooting death of her neighbor that she claims was a serious mistake. but will she spend the rest of her life behind bars? migrant controversy. "the new york times" reports president trump suggested opening fire on migrants at the border according to a new book. the other deterrents he allegedly had in mind. and impeachment inquiry showdown. the investigation is intensifying.
the urgent meeting expected today. ♪ good morning from the studio nsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york, i'm wendy gillette in for anne-marie green. testimony in the sentencing phase of amber guyger's murder trial resumes today. yesterday guyger, a white ex-police officer in dallas, was convicted of murdering an unarmed black man inside his own apartment. guyger now faces possible life in prison. laura podesta is in new york. laura, is guyger expected to appeal this verdict? >> reporter: wendy, it has not formally been announced, but it's likely she will appeal this murder conviction. legal experts say a defense that could be used in that appeal is the castle doctrine. similar to stand your ground, the castle doctrine says a person is justified in using deadly force if someone enters their home or their castle. but this would be an
unprecedented use of the castle doctrine because it was not guyger's home. she thought it was, but it turned out to be her neighbor's. 31-year-old amber guyger spent her first night behind bars last night. >> we the jury unanimously find the defendant amber guyger guilty of murder as charged in the indictment. >> reporter: the former dallas police officer was convicted of murdering her neighbor, botham jean, more than a year ago. guyger shot and killed him after she said she mistakenly entered his apartment thinking it was her own. >> this community waited on pins and needles to decide whether or not someone could be held guilty for killing an unarmed black man while in his home eating ice cream. >> reporter: protests erupted in the days after the shooting over concern that justice would not be served for the death of an unarmed black man by police. >> we believe that botham's life mattered and want a sentence to that reflects that.
>> reporter: after a week-long trial, the jury will decide guyger's fate. she faces five to 99 years in prison. the sentencing phase began yesterday with jean's family testifying how his death has affected them. >> i cannot sleep. i cannot eat. >> reporter: the prosecution also showed racially insensitive texts from guyger. her attorneys are now expected to call on witnesses vouching for her character. >> i ask god forgiveness. i hate myself every single day. >> reporter: the same jury that delivered the murder verdict will decide the length of guyger's sentence. and wendy, it's unclear how long it will take that jury to deliberate during this sentencing phase. back to you. >> laura podesta in new york. thanks. president trump reportedly made extreme comments regarding migrants, according to an excerpt from a book by two "new york times" reporters. the president suggested shooting migrants in the legs to slow them down after they crossed the
southern border. the president allegedly made the suggestion at a meeting in march where he also called for the shutdown of the entire border with mexico. at other times, mr. trump allegedly suggested having sharp electrified spikes on the border wall and a trench filled with snakes or alligators. the white house has not commented on the allegations. the state department's inspector general has invited lawmakers to a closed door briefing today to discuss documents related to ukraine. it's part of the impeachment inquiry into president trump. the meeting comes amid a battle between house democrats and secretary of state mike pompeo. lawmakers want pompeo to turn over documents before the end of the week. nikole killion reports from the white house. mr. secretary, do you have any comment on reports you're on the july 25th call with president zelensky? >> reporter: in rome, secretary of state mike pompeo ignored questions about whether he was listening in on the president's phone call with the leader of ukraine, but he did issue a scathing response to house
democrats' demands to depose top diplomats over the matter. he wrote, "impeachment investigators may not interview key state department officials this weekend next because they need more time to prepare," and he accused democrats of bullying his employees. democratic leaders shot back that pompeo is the one intimidating department witnesses in order to protect himself and the president. lawmakers have also subpoenaed the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, who has now hired a lawyer treesent him. >> we need to get all those people's testimony as far as what the state department and the white house asked them to do, what giuliani asked them to do, and what giuliani was doing in ukraine. >> reporter: president trump took to twitter again tuesday calling the impeachment inquiry a coup and railing against the whistleblower. he tweeted, "why aren't we entitled to interview and learn everything about the whistleblower?" breaking ranks with the president, iowa republican chuck grassley admonished this person ought to be heard out and
protected, and we should always work to respect whistleblowers' request for confidentiality. nikole killion, cbs news, the white house. ukrainian president zelensky says he's never had any contact with president trump's personal attorney. >> i've never met rudy giuliani, never. and never had any phone calls with him. thanks a lot. >> zelensky made the comments yesterday at an event in ukraine. the whistleblower's complaint alleges president trump pressured zelensky to meet with giuliani and attorney general william barr. giuliani has pushed for ukraine to investigate former vice president joe biden. zelensky also says he was not under pressure from president trump to see through with the biden probe. north korea reportedly fired a ballistic missile off its eastern coast this morning. that's according to south korea's military. the location suggests the missile may have been launched from a submarine. it comes as north korea and the
u.s. have agreed to resume nuclear talks this weekend. this morning the u.s. state department called on north korea to refrain from provocations. hundreds of college students in hong kong are condemning the police shooting of a fellow classmate during pro-democracy protests on china's national day. [ chants ] the students are now on strike. yesterday's shooting was the first time a protester had been hit by gunfire since the protests began in june. police in hong kong have been heavily criticized, accused of using excessive force against the demonstrators. the justice department says the drug enforcement administration was, quote, slow to respond to the nation's growing opioid epidemic. a recent report examined the dea's regulatory and enforcement efforts to control opioids. the agencies accused of authorizing large increases in the production of painkillers even as drug-related deaths soared.
according to the cdc, opioids have been linked to more than 400,000 deaths nationwide since 2000. new jersey health officials have announced the first death in that state linked to vaping. health officials say they were notified in august about an adult female from north jersey who died as a result of vaping. details surrounding her death have not been released. meanwhile, the "los angeles times" is reporting the fda tried to ban child-friendly vaping flavors in 2015. the paper says lobbying from the vaping industry led officials in the obama white house to stop the ban. millions of people across the south will be in the grip of a fall heat wave today. forecasters say more than a dozen daily record highs are expected today and tomorrow across at least four states. parts of the northeast will also see temperatures in the 80s or 90s. this heat wave won't last long. forecasters say a cold front is expected to make its way east by the end of the week.
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those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "atlanta journal constitution" reports a federal judge blocked georgia's new restrictive abortion law from taking effect january 1st. the new law bans most abortions once a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. cardiac activity can be detected by ultrasound as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. that can take place before women realized they're pregnant. the aclu sued georgia saying the law violates women's constitutional right to an abortion. the governor's office says it's reviewing the decision. "the new york times" reports on the ongoing battle between facebook head mark zuckerberg and democratic presidential candidate elizabeth warren. warren has said that if elected president she wants to break up big tech companies including facebook. in leaked audio recordings of meetings with employees this summer, zuckerberg can be heard saying he would sue if warren tried to do that. after word of the recordings got
out, warren said she's not afraid to hold big tech companies accountable. "usa today" says a family was outraged after a universal character made an "okay" symbol on their 6-year-old's daughter shoulder during a visit to universal orlando in march. the little girl stood next to an actor dressed as the character groo from "despicable me." photos and video revealed the person in the costume formed an upside down "okay" symbol. it's been used by white supremacists and other far right extremists. after being contacted by "usa today" universal said the actor in the costume had been fired. and "vanity fair" reports meghan markle is suing a british tabloid for publishing a leaked private letter she wrote to her father. the suit accuses "the mail" and parent company of violating the u.k.'s data protection law. prince harry accused the tabloid of editing the letter to portray his wife in an unflattering way and drew a connection to the way his mother, princess diana, was
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♪ here comes the bride all dressed in toilet paper? that was the premise of a wedding dress competition in new york city. out of 1,500 entries this crocheted dress came out on top. a woman in south carolina created it by using 48 rolls of toilet paper. it took her more than 400 hours to sew her creation. on the cbs "money watch," an update on the gm strike talks, and a new chocolate beer is on tap. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, wendy. on the economic calendar today, adp will release data on private sector payrolls for september. mean time, bed, bath, and beyond, paychex, and home builder lennar will report on quarterly results.
on wall street stocks took a heavy hit led by a drop in industrial shares. the dow sank 343 points. the s&p 500 was down 36, and the nasdaq skidded 90. the united auto workers union has rejected a new offer from general motors to end an ongoing strike. negotiators say the new offer did not meet expectations in several areas including wages, health care, and temporary workers. roughly 48,000 union workers went on strike a little over two weeks ago. gm says the stke has forced the company to stop production at some of its plants in mexico which has resulted in the temporary layoff of thousands of workers. more than 150 deere and company employees have been put on indefinite layoff. the layoffs impact manufacturing workers at plants in illinois and iowa. the world's largest farm equipment maker cited decreased customer demand as a reason for the pink slips. just a few weeks ago, the company said it would reduce production at its facilities in illinois and iowa to keep
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inspector general has invited lawmakers to a closed door briefing set for today to discuss documents related to ukraine. the briefing comes as house democrats seek testimony from key diplomats as part of the impeachment inquiry into president trump. the remains of a pearl harbor sailor have been returned home more than 80 years later. don dahler brings us the final salute to an american hero. >> reporter: floyd wells' 24th year of life on earth ended on december 7th, 1941, when a japanese bomb hit the "uss arizona" at pearl harbor killing 1,177 crewmen. he was a radio operator and had curly hair like his mother. a son of the great plains, he was offered a college scholarship but chose a career in the navy after graduating from high school in north dakota. this week almost 80 years after he went missing, floyd wells has come home. ♪
>> we take this moment in time to reflect on his life, remember his service, and commit his remains to north dakota soil with the greatest honor and deepest respect. >> reporter: two years ago, the wells family submitted dna samples to the defense department to help identify floyd's remains. in june, the match was confirmed. >> we have peace, and i know that floyd has peace. so i go away with that, with peace in my heart and thankfulness. >> reporter: more than 72,000 american world war ii veterans remain unaccounted for. but they are not forgotten. not by their families, and not by a grateful nation. don dahler, cbs news, new york. coming up only on "cbs this morning," planned parenthood is opening a new clinic on the front lines of the abortion rights battle. why the nearly $7 million facility was built in secret. plus, the attorney for a man at the center of the netflix hit "making a murderer" speaks to
anthony mason in an exclusive interview about the next step in his legal fight. and the popularity of casual salons that offer cosmetic injectables such as botox. why some doctors have safety concerns. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thank you so much for watching. i'm wendy gillette. ha a great day. ♪ . have a great day.