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from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm t captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, october 3rd, 2019. this is the "cbs this morning." breaking overnight, a military exercise gone wrong. more than 20 paratroopers are hurt during an army training jump in mississippi. what we're learning about the accident that left some soldiers stuck in trees for hours. a world war ii-era bomber goes up in flames in connecticut killing at least seven people. what happened before the deadly crash landing. and forgiveness in court. we'll show you the emotional moment when a murder victim's brother embraced the former dallas police officer responsible for pulling the trigger.
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking news out of mississippi where at least 22 army paratroopers were hurt during a nighttime training exercise. the soldiers were taking part in a parachute jump at camp shelby about 12 miles south of hatters burg. their injuries are non-life-threatening, but some were taken to the hospital. about 650 soldiers stationed in anchorage, alaska, were participating in the training exercise. a camp shelby commander reportedly said the troops were injured after jumping from a c-130 aircraft and wind blew them away from their intended drop zone and into a group of pine trees. so paratroopers had been stuck in trees for hours. the mississippi national guard says about 80 jumpers missed their zone.
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now to another incident involving military aircraft. the ntsb today will investigate the fiery crash of a world war ii-era bomber. the plane went down shortly after takeoff yesterday in connecticut. at least seven people were killed. the plane was used to take aircraft enthusiasts on thrill rides. kris van cleave has more on this story. boeing 93012, we'd like to return to the field. >> reporter: the world war ii b-17 burst into flames after crash landing at hartford's bradley airport. from the air you can see the burned wreckage. angela fletcher saw the plane moments before the crash. >> i heard what sounded like a freight train coming down the street. so i looked out the window and kind of waited for it, and all of a sudden i saw this plane go over the house real low. i heard the engine go pop, pop. you could tell there was >> reporter: the trouble started about five minutes into the flight. among the 13 on board were two pilots. they radioed the tower about a problem. >> what's the reason for contact?
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>> the number four engine. we'd like to return. >> reporter: while trying to make an emergency landing it hit the de-icing building and a maintenance facility. one person was inside. >> we have a crash, we have a burn. victims are very difficult to identify. >> reporter: the 75-year-old restored bomber was one of just 18 b-17s left in the u.s. it was on a nationwide tour. the ten passengers paid up to $450 for a 30-minute thrill ride that ended in tragedy. >> these are husbands and wives and brothers and sisters and children and all members of our connecticut family. and we feel -- our hearts are broken for you right now. >> reporter: investigators and first responders remain at the crash site. the national transportation safety board's go team arrived at bradley airport tuesday afternoon. they'll begin the bulk of their
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work. we know that three of the survivors were transferred to a burn unit. they have non-life-threatening injuries. kris van cleave, cbs news, hartford, connecticut. the white former dallas police officer convicted of murdering her black neighbor has learned her fate. yesterday amber guyger was sentenced to ten years in prison for the murder of bothan jean. -- of bothan jean. it was what jean's brother did after the sentencing that brought the court to a standstill. here's laura podesta. >> reporter: an extraordinary moment in a dallas courtroom wednesday. >> can i give her a hug, please? >> reporter: 18-year-old brandt jean forgave amber guyger who'd just been sentenced to ten years in prison for killing his older brother, botham. i don't wish anything bad on you. >> reporter: the former dallas police officer testified that she killed jean after mistakenly entering his apartment thinking it was her own. >> that ten years in prison is ten years for her reflection and for her to change her life.
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>> reporter: guyger faced up to 99 years in prison. prosecutors had asked for 28 years which is how old jean would have been. >> i still want to see him -- >> reporter: both families testified during the sentencing phase. guyger's mother said her daughter wished she could take jean's place. >> she feels very bad about it. >> reporter: some outside the courtroom thought the sentence was too lenient. >> ten years -- >> reporter: though many calmed down after seeing video of that emotional hug. dallas police chief renee hall says that embrace is a model for the department which has been under scrutiny since the shooting. >> dallas today is different than it was yesterday. ing, judgemy kemhuggedd of the jean's family. she also gave a bible to guyger and embraced her, as well. and some critics are saying that hug was inappropriate for the judge overseeing the case.
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others said it was a nice way to begin the healing process. amber guyger will be eligible for parole in five years. anne-marie? >> all right. laura podesta in new york. thank you. police in galveston have released body cam video of a man in handcuffs being led by officers on horseback. it prompted a public outcry over the summer. for the first time we are hearing what the officer said during the incident. janet shamlian reports. >> reporter: the never-before-seen body cam video is about 30 minutes long and shows the initial arrest of donald neely who was walked down the streets of galveston by two police officers on horseback. the image of the controversial august arrest sparking outrage and charges of racism. [ chants ] instead of sending for a police car, the officers walked neely to the station. one officer can be heard acknowledging how it looked.
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>> this is going to look so bad. >> reporter: neely, a mentally ill man who was once homeless, was arrested for criminal trespass. >> stay right there. >> reporter: the officers were cleared of wrongdoing, and galveston police say the practice of using rope has been discontinued. janet shamlian, cbs news, houston. now to the impeachment inquiry into president trump. a former special envoy to ukraine is expected to testify before lawmakers behind closed doors today. kurt volker is the first official to testify in connection to a whistleblower's claims that president trump tried to pressure his ukrainian counterpart to investigate joe biden. meanwhile, mr. trump is ramping up his attacks against the democrats' investigation. nikole killion reports from washington. >> reporter: at a white house press conference, president trump addressed the political storm enveloping him. >> i'm used to it. for me it's like putting on a suit in the morning. >> reporter: he hammered democrats over their ongoing impeachment inquiry from nancy
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pelosi -- >> she hands out comments like they're cookies. >> reporter: to adam schiff. the president said schiff should resign and accused him of fabricating a call to ukraine's leader but punted questions about what he asked the ukrainian president about his political rival. >> what did you want zelensky to do with regard to joe biden and his son? >> biden and his son are stone-cold crooked. you know it -- >> the question, sir, is what did you want president zelensky to do about vice president biden and his son, hunter. >> are you talking to me? >> reporter: joe biden wasted no time responding. >> there is zero, zero, zero, zero evidence of any assertion being made. >> reporter: house democrats say they want more documents about the president's dealings with ukraine and will subpoena the white house friday if it doesn't comply. >> well, i always cooperate. this is a hoax. >> reporter: democrats warned if
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the white house stonewalls it could be an impeachable offense. >> the white house needs to understand that any action like that that forces us to litigate or have to consider litigation will be considered further evidence of obstruction of justice. >> reporter: nikole killion, cbs news, the white house. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders is recovering after having a heart procedure for a blocked artery. the 78-year-old senator experienced chest discomfort at a campaign event on tuesday. after seeking medical attention, sanders ended up getting two stents inserted. sanders has cancnceled events a appearances until further notice, but he tweeted yest "i'm founatto have good health care and great doctors and nurses helping me to recover." coming up on the "cbs morning news" now, disturbing new information about the effect of vaping on the lungs of sickened patients. and drama in the desert. a suspect leads police on a wild
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pattern of lung injury that looks like toxic chemical exposure.whe,heamof a florida man is warning about the potential dangers of vaping. 20-year-old college cheerleader he developed lung and kidney failure and had to be put into a medically induced coma. >> it got so bad that we had the pastor of the hospital had to come in the room and pray over me because i was dying. >> mcknight is on dialysis and breathing assistance. his family has filed a lawsuit against e-cigarette maker juul. reports the trump administration plans to dramatically expand the collection of dna from migrants apprehended crossing u.s. borders. officials say the dna samples collected by border patrol will be used to identify apprehended migrants as well as determine family ties between children and parents in custody. the information will be included
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in a massive fbi criminal data base. critics say it will allow authorities to use dna for population surveillance. and our cbs los angeles station reports on a wild police chase in southern california that involved a carjacked pickup truck and a stolen police car. >> i have marked up a four-wheel pickup. looks like a hard turn. whoa, straight into the dirt. hard -- whoa. now that's a heck of a stop. >> as he was being chased, the suspect crashed the pickup in the desert last night. a woman could be seen getting out of the truck with the suspect. he hugged her, and then he ran and stole a state highway patrol car. that started another chase. it ended when the suspect drove the stolen cop car off the road and got stuck on a curb. he was taken into custody. still to come, how to dress like a fresh prince. will smith announces a clothing line inspired by the hit sitcom, but would carlton approve? prove?
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the dow sank 494, the s&p 500 lost 52, and the nasdaq was down 123 points. the trump administration has been given approval to impose tariffs on goods from the european union. gouda cheese single malt whiskey and large aircraft are among the european imports being targeted. tariffs will be 10% for the e.u. aircraft and 25% for everything else. they're set to take effect two weeks from tomorrow. more than two dozen major companies are suing the nation's four biggest railway companies. csx transportation, norfolk southern, union pacific, and bnsf railway are the companies named in the lawsuit. it alleges the railroads had a price fixing scheme to illegally boost profits. the railways have not commented on the lawsuits. a federal judge is pushing carnival corporation executives to work faster to fix ocean pollution problems by the world's largest cruise line. earlier in year, carnival admitted violating probation
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from a 2016 criminal pollution case as its ships continue to cause environmental harm. the company was hit with a $20 million penalty on top of a $40 million fine imposed in the original case. and tech giant microsoft has announced a series of new devices including a new dual screen tablet. the new microsoft surface neo is made of two nine-inch screens, the screens are connected by a hinge and opens up like a book. it won't be available until late next year, but microsoft will release a new set of wireless earbuds this christmas. anne-marie? >> well, it looks cool. but the real question is, am i going to have to take out a small loan to afford it? >> and how many more screens could we end up seeing one day. another question. >> you can never have too many screens, marc. >> that is true. >> marc liverman at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much. >> sure thing. all right.
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our top story this morning, at least 22 army paratroopers were hurt during a training exercise at camp shelby in mississippi. the soldiers were taking part in a nighttime parachute jump when they landed outside their target zone. some were caught in trees for hours. their injuries are non-life-threatening. the white former dallas police officer convicted of murdering her black neighbor has been sentenced. amber guyger was given ten years in prison for the murder of bothan jean. after yesterday's sentencing, jean's teenage brother asked to give guyger a hug. he said he forgave guyger. democratic presidentally hopefuls descended on las vegas to talk gun safety. natalie brand reports. >> reporter: democratic presidential hopefuls returned
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to las vegas to talk gun safety on the week of the two-year anniversary of the massacre that killed 58 people at a country music festival. >> their stories are stories that didn't have to happen. on the gun issue, things are changing. >> reporter: gun-control has been front and center in the democratic race following a series of shooting massacres this summer. >> 93% of americans want to see us pass some reasonable background checks. >> we've got to let people know, including a lot of gun owners, responsible gun owners know they're not the enemy here. >> reporter: the conversation on the campaign trail comes as gun legislation talks on capitol hill appear stalled with the impeachment inquiry of president trump taking focus. >> all they want to do is try and win the election in 2020 so they come up with this impeachment nonsense. >> reporter: a monmouth university poll shows signs of weakness among critical voting blocks for the president, but his base is standing with him.
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a poll shows elizabeth warren and joe biden leading the pack among democratic voters, though the poll found signs biden could be impacted by the unfolding ukraine story. >> i'd rather run against biden than almost any of those candidates. >> reporter: the president's campaign and republican national committee are touting a significant fund-raising haul reporting $125 million in the third quarter. of the democratic candidates who have revealed numbers so far, senator bernie sanders leads with more than $25 million. mayor pete buttigieg at around $19 million, and kamala harris at just over $11.5 million. natalie brand, cbs news, capitol hill. coming up on "cbs this morning," atm withdrawal fees are at a record high. we'll offer tips on how to get cash and avoid the extra charge. in our "morning rounds," an update on the fight against bran . daviagus tellsabout how women are surving the disease and whether everyone should get genetic testing.
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and anthony mason talks with members of the british band keen which is out with its first album in seven years. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
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