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it's thursday, july 1st, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." growing tragedy. more bodies are pulled from the rubble of that florida condo collapse including two children. it comes as president biden heads to the grief-stricken community today. charges filed. the organization that bears former president trump's name is now facing criminal charges. the high-ranking official expected to appear in court today. and released from prison. disgraced comedian bill cosby is back home today after his back home today after his conviction was overturned. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green.
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it was one week ago this morning a florida highrise condominium collapsed trapping residents inside. today president biden will visit the scene of the deadly disaster. his visit comes as the death toll jumps to 18. rescue crews pulled four more bodies out of the layers of debris and twisted metal including two children. this as officials announce federal experts and outside specialists will gather materials to determine what caused the collapse. laura podesta is tracking the latest details. laura, what's on the agenda for mr. biden's visit when he heads to surfside? >> reporter: good morning. according to the president's public schedule, he will be landing in miami around 9:30 this morning heading straight to the collapse site to be briefed by officials, then he'll be talking to rescuers and family members of the victims before delivering a public address this afrnn. the death toll continues to climb in surfside, florida. now one week since the horrific building collapse.
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>> it is also with great sorrow, real pain that i have to share with you that two of these were ildrened 4 and 10. the bodies of their parents, marcus guara and anaely rodriguez were also recovered. >> any loss of life, especially given the unexpected, unprecedented nature of this event is a tragedy. but the loss of our children is >> reporter: search crews working in 12-hour shifts continued to dig through the rubble hoping they might find survivors. >> the chances are low. we don't hide it from the families. we do believe that we can find lives, and we hope to get it. >> reporter: indiana's task force one are headed south to help. >> ohio, pennsylvania, new jersey, the four teams will go down in anticipation of
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relieving those that have been working on the pile for several days now. >> reporter: today president biden and first lady jill biden will travel to surfside and visit the families and first responders. >> our hearts are broken for the families. >> reporter: crews have managed to build a ramp that should allow the use of heavier equipment. it's expected to help them open up new pockets of space to search. and rescuers are concerned that their work could hit major hurdles with two storms churning in the atlantic. one of them is forecast to be tropical storm elsa, and that's expected to hit florida early next week. anne-marie? >> laura podesta in new york. thank you so much, laura. well, breaking overnight, a manhattan grand jury has indicted the trump organization and its top executive in connection with tax-related offenses. sources tell cbs news the specific charges against the organization long managed by former president trump are expected to be unsealed today.
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allen weisselberg, the company's cfo, is also expected to be indicted with tax-related charges. he's expected to turn himself in to be arraigned today. this morning, bill cosby is free after his sexual assault conviction was overturned. the actor and comedian was released from prison yesterday after spending nearly three years behind bars. cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and molesting temple university employee andrea constand. pennsylvania's highest court overturned that ruling. jericka duncan has more on the stunning reversal. >> reporter: as he arrived home, bill cosby flashed a v for victory with his conviction overturned after nearly three years behind bars. pennsylvania's supreme court threw out the 83-year-old comedian's 2018 sexual assault conviction on a technicality. >> demonstrated that they were
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-- weren't impervious to the court of public opinion which the lower courts were not. >> reporter: he was served up to ten years for drugging and sexual assaulting andrea constand at his home a decade earlier. she was a sports administrator. the high court said cosby should never have been charged because a former district attorney made a deal with him. in exchange for testimony in a civil case brought by constand, cosby would not face criminal charges. in a strongly worded 79-page opinion, the court ruled that cosby had been denied a fair trial. in an off camera interview, cosby told cbs news that this is about sending a message around the world that what happened to him was unjust, and he said now justice has been served. >> it did not vindicate bil cosby's conduct, and it should not be interpreted as a statement or a finding that he did not engage in the acts of which he has been accused.
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>> reporter: the actor's 1980s "cosby show" star phylicia rashad faced backlash after tweeting that a terrible wrong is being righted, later writing that she fully supports sexual assault victims coming forward. reporting from elkins park, pennsylvania, jericka duncan, cbs news. >> jericka went inside cosby's home theaterly after he arrived for a conversation with him. you can hear what he told her coming up on "cbs this morning." and also on "ctm," we will talk with one of his accusers to get her reaction to cosby's release. a judge has denied britney spears' request to have her father removed from her conservatorship at least for now. new court documents reveal the judge denied a month' old request by the pop star's attorney to remove jamie spears as her sole conservator. the documents are not in direct response to last week's hearing when spears pleaded for her dad's removal, calling the
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conservatorship abusive. the judge cannot make any ruling based on what the singer said in court last week until she files a petition to terminate her conservatorship. turning to the deadly and historic heat wave baking the pacific northwest. officials in oregon say at least 60 people have died in the extreme heat. more than a dozen deaths have also been linked to the scorching temperatures in washington state. meantime, the mercury is expected to dip in the northeast today after a sweltering heat wave. michael george reports. >> reporter: children in new york city cooled off in spray parks wednesday as temperatures soared. one woman used an umbrella to shade herself from the sun. >> stay inside. it's terrible. it's just muggy and unbearable. >> i'm over it. >> reporter: air continuing service crews have been working around the clock. >> i'm tired. >> reporter: here in new york, it's not just the heat, it's the humidity. public pools like these are a
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lifeline for people looking for some relief. >> it's just very hot, but it's very comfortable in the water. >> reporter: while these new yorkers cool off at pools, people in maine headed to the beach where the humidity is making it feel like 100 degrees. on rhode island, this paving company cut short its work tuesday because of the conditions outside. >> we called it a day after about 1:00 just to give everybody a break, get home, hydrate properly. >> reporter: and in the pacific northwest, record-breaking temperatures have cooled down in seattle, but spokane, washington, is expected to see triple digits each day through saturday. nasa released an image on the heat wave in northwest based on thermal energy from the earth's surface. michael george, cbs news, new york. a major explosion rocked a south los angeles neighborhood. [ horns ] the blast happened yesterday as
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authorities were in the process of seizing more than 5,000 pounds of illegal fireworks in the area. a controlled detonation was supposed to take place, but police say a, quote, catastrophic failure led to the explosion damaging cars and homes. at least 16 people were hurt including police officers. >> coming up, a game changer for college athletes. the ncaa announces a major policy shift on athletes making money. this is the "cbs morning news." money. this is the "cbs morning news." (“lovely day” instrumental) my heart failure diagnosis changed my priorities. i want time for the people i love. my heart doesn't pump enough blood so my doctor gave me farxiga. it helps my heart do its job better. farxiga helps keep me living life and out of the hospital for heart failure. do not take if allergic to farxiga. symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include rash, swelling, difficulty breathing or swallowing. stop taking and seek medical help right away. tell your doctor right away if you have red color
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york stock exchange with those stories and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. stock futures are indicating a mostly higher open after the three major indices closed out the quarter at or near record highs following a june rally powered by tech stocks. the dow rallied 210 points yesterday. the nasdaq fell 24 while the s&p 500 added 5, logging its fifth straight record close. ford is making some significant cuts to vehicle production in north america this month. company officials say it's due to an ongoing shortage of semiconductor chips impacting the global market. the move will affect eight plants including six in the u.s. for different periods of time running into early august. the cuts are the latest for ford which said earlier this year it expected to lose about half its vehicle production in the second quarter due to the chip issue. amazon's carbon footprint grew last year. mp a 1 increase in its carbon emins
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here's a look at the forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ this morning we are remembering former defense secretary donald rumsfeld. his family says the 88-year-old died at his home in new mexico.
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rumsfeld was both the youngest and the oldest person to ever lead the pentagon. he served in that role twice, first under president gerald ford and then for president george w. bush, where he oversaw the u.s. invasion of afghanistan after 9/11 and then the war in iraq. former president trump blasted the biden administration's immigration policies during a trip to the southern border in texas. mr. trump was joined by republican lawmakers during yesterday's visit. the former president blamed the current administration for making the border crisis worse. since march apprehensions have hit the highest levels since at least 2000. mr. trump also continued to make false statements about the 2020 election. >> we have a sick country in many ways, it's sick in elections, and it's sick in the border. if you don't have good elections and if you don't have a strong border, you don't have a country. >> mr. trump was invited to visit south texas by republican
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governor greg abbott. a california woman who falsely accused a black teenager of taking her cell phone inside a new york hotel is now facing felony hate crime charges. surveillance video from last december shows 22-year-old miya ponsetto getting into a physical confrontation with 14-year-old keyon harrold jr. she was arraigned yesterday in manhattan. she pleaded not guilty to charges including second-degree unlawful imprisonment as a hate crime. in a january interview with "cbs this morning's" gayle king, she defended herself. >> i was approaching the people that had been in because in my mind anybody exiting is probably the one that -- might be the one that is trying to steal my phone. i admit, yes, i could have approached the situation differently. >> ponsetto's phone was found in an uber after she accused the teenager of taking it. so coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk with dax shepard and monica padman, host
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our top stories this morning -- today president biden will visit the scene of the deadly condo collapse outside miami where he's expected to meet with the victims' families. his visit comes as the death toll jumps to 18. 145 people are still unaccounted for. the collapse happened one week ago this morning.
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and bill cosby is free after pennsylvania's supreme court overturned his sexual assault conviction. he was released from prison yesterday after spending nearly three years behind bars. cosby was convicted in 2018 of drugging and molesting temple university employee andrea constand. what was supposed to be a fun day out on the water turned into a nightmare for one father and son in california. hermela aregawi of our los angeles station kcbs shows how the teenager urvived a shark attack. >> reporter: l.a. county lifeguards tell us a 15-year-old boy was bit by a shark while canoeing with his father off catalina island wednesday morning. >> the patient and their father were kayaking just off shore there at parson's landing. and their boat was bumped by a shark of unknown size and type. during the encounter the patient had placed their hand in the water, the hand was in the water, and they were bitten by .
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>> reporter: officials say the teen suffered a hand injury and was airlifted to harvard ucla medical center to undergo surgery. >> due to the injury and the remote location, we decided to expand support via air ambulance to a local area hospital. >> reporter: lifeguards tell us the father and son were in the water off of a quiet part of the island. >> that portion of catalina island is very secluded. it's -- kind of hike in only camping along those portions of beach. >> reporter: boy scott of emerald bay tell us the victim was at a youth camp. in a statement a boy scouts of america spokesperson added, "our onsite doctor and paramedic provided first aid and called in additional medical personnel who transported the individual to a hospital. our thoughts are with this young man and his family, and we will continue to support them in any way we can." chrilowe tells cbs news based on witness descriptions, it was believed to be a great white shark that was about ten feet in length.
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ooh. "s this morning," more on the ncaa's decision to alow college athletes to profit off their fame. "nfl today" host james brown looks at the impact on athletes and the future of college sports. plus, we'll talk with dax shepard and monica padman, host of "armchair expert." in our series, "a more perfect union," we'll meet the owner of weathered souls brewery, the only black brewery owner in the state of texas. 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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