CBS World News Roundup, 4/13

CBS World News Roundup
Friday, April 13th

James Comey blasts President Trump in new book. Syria hunkers down for possible missile attack. Credit card companies begin dropping the signature requirement. CBS News Correspondent Steve Kathan has today's World News Roundup.


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FBI director blast president in new book this is James Kobe definitely settling some scores here. US weighs Rios of military force Syria is hunkering down for an attack. Purchased with a plastic but no need for hand it's easy air and in the chance sentencing time. Venus is the CBS world news roundup sponsored by home advisors. Good morning I'm Steve case and a new book from former FBI director James coney takes aim at the man who fired him president Donald Trump and as we hear from CBS is Major Garrett combing compares the president to a mob ball. C describes mr. trump as a liar and a bully and compares his inner circle to the mafia. Quote lying about all things large and small and service to some code of loyalty. That put the organization above morality and above the truth. Co we also describes the president's fixation with the now infamous election dossier which includes unverified allegations of mr. Trump's involvement with Russian prostitutes. Allegation the president denied. And ABC news interview common spoke about those interactions. I was almost an out of body experience for me I was floating above myself looking down. Saying you're sitting here briefing incoming president United States about prostitutes in Moscow. Republicans have responded with a line and Komi website attacking the former FBI director. And the president tweets this morning James Cole me is a proven leaker and lighter virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired he says for the terrible job he did until he was in fact fired he leaked classified information mr. trump says. For which he should be prosecuted. The White House indicates no decisions have been made about any possible US military action in Syria but president trump has been holding a high level meetings and talking with a allies. CBS's Seth Doan is the only American network correspondent in Syria today reporting from the capital Damascus where most people support the Assad government. Friday is a day off here and it was quiet this morning in central Damascus. Are you afraid of possible straight in the we've been holding on a moderate Stevie explained that end of a war for seven years. At the cafe de on the street we asked to vote Saturdays alleged chemical attack. The response was unanimous. These men asset and why would decide to use chemical weapons if Syria is winning the war and look at the it's Saul lives Abu Ali told us. Pentagon correspondent David Martin says there is evidence Syria is taking military steps to brace for any US strikes Lee UN Security Council meets today on cereal. Pulling out of the trans Pacific trade deal was one of the first things Donald Trump did as president but now. He may want the US to rejoin if the conditions are right Nebraska senator Ben SaaS was at a meeting that included the president and his chief economic advisor. Lots of particulars that they'd wanna negotiate. But the president multiple times reaffirmed in general to all of us and looked right at Larry Kudlow and said Larry go get it done. Japan Australia and New Zealand reacted to the apparent shift with caution. Mr. trump has signed an executive order to study the financially ailing US Postal Service were alive with CBS is Peter king of the president. It says the post office needs to be restructured prevent taxpayer bailout he's given a task force a 120 days to look at pricing package delivery and other factors. This comes after recalled postal service's relationship with the Amazon a losing proposition. It referred to wit as Amazon's delivery boy package delivery by the way is one area where the post office is seeing more revenue Steve the president is poised to pardon Scooter Libby. Today I accepted the resignation of Scooter Libby. George W. Bush not only accepted Libya's resignation he later commuted his sentence for perjury and obstruction of justice but he never issued a pardon. Libby was former vice president Cheney's chief of staff he was found to have lied in connection with the leaking of a CIA officer's identity. Or a few days ago Arizona governor Doug doce was offering public school teachers a 1% pay rates now he's changed his tune. I'm proposing. We can. Food for our only hope he's OK he's been done percent this year. In Kentucky schools in more than thirty districts will close today as teachers attend a rally at the State Capitol. We're seeing it broad public schools and esteem. What's good for them and their pizzas I've hit so why can't we can't fight them. Teacher walkout pits closed schools in Oklahoma's largest district says now ended but some schools will stay closed today. Bill Cosby's accuser Andrea can't stand will take the stand today of the entertainers sex assault trial it'll follow the accounts of five other women who portrayed Crosby as a serial rapists. Can't stand alleges cause read drug been molested her and 2004. The defense insists she's trying to frame him for money. Just a few days before the tax deadline CBS's and a Warner reports from Duncan Oklahoma. On a hacking scam that targets tax prepare is. And ultimately affects their clients. Are criminals get their hands on returns from previous years then used that information to file new fraudulent returns on unsuspecting victims. After the refund goes into the victim's bank account the crux posing as debt collectors for the IRS follow up with a phone call. Claiming the refund wasn't error and directing them to a fraudulent web site to return the money at about 9015. Dollars more than I anticipated. And don't police officer David woods found that supposedly refund one day as he checked his bank balance spots in excess. Because I'm not filed my taxes so when this camera is called him a week later trying to get the money that you listen to me the peace crap he returned the money to big government. But now the IRS says his real refund of 3000 dollars will be to late. Possibly for months. And he's not alone. Over little local tire shop 49 year old Jerry do ball told us his 5800 dollar return is more than two months lately again I don't keep missed a 200 dollar car payment and on the very day we spoke with him mentor and everything. They repossess your past that's hard. It'll be up to individual stores for now but the days of signing for a credit card purchase or quickly fading away no signature required. The four major credit card companies are doing away with signing you or named for in store purchases. I don't think it's a good idea I think we're signatures. At least get some my dad identification. And a bit it'll speed things up still there are concerns on the other side of the counter it's easy air. But it's enemy dangerous amnesty anti American Express MasterCard discover all confirm their flip that switch to get a visa follows later in the month. Jim Taylor's CBS news' major awards have been handed out for projects that provide diverse depictions of the LG BTQ. Community. Top prize at the glad media awards goes to Britney Spears. For fair accurate and inclusive representation. Of the LG BTQ community. Feel like our society has always put such an emphasis on what's normal. And to be different is unusual Eckstein a strange but to be it accepted unconditionally and to be able to express herself as an individual group aren't. Is such a blessing. Other honoree is the Big Bang theory Jim Parsons and the TV show this is us Deborah Rodriguez CBS in its. FBI says it's found a more than 100 year old should golf premium that was stolen thirty years ago from a New York City apartment. It was found when a Maryland man who got the painting a few years after the 1988 theft tried to consign it to a DC art gallery. That's the world is round produced by Paul ferry. I'm Steve case and CBS news.