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-- remember your next local update is 7:26. >> "cbs this morning" is coming up next. ning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it's wednesday, march 12th, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." confusion grows in the disappearance of flight 370. clarissa ward is on the water off malaysia. plus a new focus on the pilots. the cia rocked by accusations from california senator dianne feinstein. did the agency violate the constitution to spy on congress? and we'll take you to the u.s. city in so much trouble it could be wiped off the map. but we begin with a look at today's "eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds." >> authorities admit they don't know which way the plane was going when it vanished with 239 people on board. >> confusion clouds the search for flight 370. >> senior airline executives
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said they have no reason to believe the crew had anything to do with the disappearance. >> what we need what everyone needs now, is some clarity. >> there's no news -- it's just disappeared off the face of the earth. >> the cia is denying accusations that it spied on senate investigators who were looking into the agency's enhanced interrogation techniques. >> when the facts come out, a lot of people will be proved wrong. >> another massive winter storm system is moving through the midwest to new england. >> this will be one of the biggest storms of the season in many areas of upstate new york vermont, new hampshire, maine. >> in san francisco, investigators are trying to determine what sparked this raging fire. >> once it got going, it took off. >> louisiana, a man on death row is now free. his conviction thrown out after new information came to light. >> you harbor any resentment? >> yeah, because i was locked up almost 30 years. >> cbs is the target of -- cvs is the target of an investigation. >> victim in the infamous bullying scandal.
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>> good morning to you, charlie. >> we begin with a missing flight. the search for malaysia flight 370 is getting more bewildering by the hour. officials are increasing the size of the search. there are conflicting reports about whether the plane may have made a certain left turn in midflight. >> that confusion about the possible change in the flight path is bringing new attention to the pilots of the boeing 777. clarissa ward has been out on the water in the search area. she's in kuala lumpur where a search is turning up very few answers. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. malaysian authorities have said they are expanding this search to two different sites covering more than 27,000 nautical square miles, with 39 aircraft and 42 ships involved. nearly five days after flight 370 vanished without warning, it's still unclear which way the plane was heading when it lost contact. malaysia's air force chief added
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to the confusion today, first denying that he said military radar showed the plane veering hundreds of miles off-course, then later acknowledging it was possible the jetliner had been spotted on radar in the malacca strait, but he said the information needed to be verified. >> there is a possibility that this aircraft turned back but we are not sure whether it is the same aircraft. >> reporter: this is one of the biggest shipping channels in the world, and it's also about 350 miles away from where the plane apparently lost contact. but teams are now combing across this entire strait as the search area gets bigger and bigger. dozens of planes and ships from 12 countries have scoured over tens of thousands of miles, looking for any sign of the jetliner. >> each time it passes it's clear the search and rescue becomes just a search.
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but we will never give up hope. and this -- and this we owe to the families. >> reporter: two-thirds of the passengers on board were from china. china says its people and its government are, quote, worried and anxious, and chinese officials have repeated a call for malaysian authorities to step up efforts regarding the search. and, charlie and norah, you can tell it's just starting to get dark here and with every passing day, the malaysian officials are coming under a lot of pressure and facing a lot of frustration from people who want answers. >> all right, clarissa ward thank you. investigators in malaysia don't believe terrorists brought down flight 370, but cia director john brennan says he cannot rule out that possibility. >> we are looking at it very carefully. we at cia are working with fbi and tsa and others our malaysian counterparts are doing everything they can to try to put together the pieces here. but clearly, this is still a mystery, which is very
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disturbing. >> bob orr is in washington where officials are trying to make sense of the little information they ave. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. veteran crash investigators simply are confounded by those malaysian military radar indications that the jet may have flown hundreds of miles off-course without maintaining any radio or data contact with controllers. now, for that to be possible, either the plane suffered some kind of failure that disabled its transponder, which reports location, speed, and altitude or somebody in the cockpit deliberately turned it off. that's why investigators now cannot rule out hijacking or even a criminal act by the flight crew. investigators are now forced to consider the possibility even if it's a slim one, of a pilot suicide, a deliberate crash, like that in 1999 which took down egyptair off of nantucket. it was later revealed in that crash the co-pilot of the flight gameel el-batouty did 2 as an act of revenge.
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authorities in malaysia are going through the professional records and personal lives of the pilots on flight 370, 53-year-old zaharie sha and fariq hamid, for any warning signs. the airline said this morning strongly there is no reason to suspect the flight crew in this missing aircraft. law enforcement and intelligence sources say there's no hard evidence to this date pointing to any kind of terrorism, and as we reported one possible lead evaporated when the two passengers flying on stolen passports were identified tuesday as simply iranian men seeking asylum in europe. now, the u.s. has offered a wide range of assistance including investigators from the fbi, the faa, and the ntsb but so far, the malaysians have not asked for u.s. help and they've shared very little about this investigation. charlie, norah? >> bob thanks. we're following a major emergency in new york city. a building exploded and collapsed a short time ago in manhattan's east harlem neighborhood. commuter train traffic is disrupted north of manhattan.
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these are the first pictures from above the scene. no word yet on injuries. we continue toably bring you updates. a battle public in congress. congress usually deals with national security issues quietly, but a long-standing dispute between the senate and cia is now seeing the light of day. the powerful chair of the intelligence committee led the action. jan crawford has the story. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie and our viewers in the west. diane dianene feinstein normally a staunch supporter of the spy agencies, but yesterday she and others were outraged and feinstein spoke out. >> i have grave concerns that the cia search may well have violated the separation of power's principles embodied in the united states constitution. >> reporter: the california democrat accused the cia of hacking senate computers to get a document it didn't think the
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intelligence committee should have. >> the cia did not ask the committee or its staff if the committee had access to the internal review, or how we obtained it. instead, the cia just went and searched the committee's computers. >> reporter: the document is called the panetta review a series of internal cia memos said to be critical of the agency's enhanced interrogation programs after 9/11. the senate intelligence committee has been investigating those programs for years, using a secret site in virginia to comb through classified cia documents. the cia claims senate staffers somehow got ahold of the secret panetta review, which they shouldn't have been able to do. current cia director john brennan says the agency has been cooperating fully with the inquiry and denied any wrongdoing. >> as far as the allegations of you know, cia hacking into you know, senate computers, nothing could be further from the truth. we wouldn't do that. >> reporter: members of senate and house intelligence
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committees are usually advocates for the nation's spy community. former deputy director of the cia, mike morrell says it's a dangerous falling-out. >> the cia as a secret intelligence organization in a democracy really needs the two intelligence committees to ensure the american people that the cia is acting within the law. >> reporter: morell recommends appointing a neutral third party to investigate so that the committee and the cia can focus on more pressing national security concerns. >> the work that the men and women of the intelligence community are doing every day is so very important to the national security of the country. >> reporter: morell is now working for cbs news when he's speaking to us for this story. now, feinstein's criticism are also raising questions about the constitutionality of the cia's alleged spying on the senate having an agency potentially spying on the senate raising
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power concerns. republicans gave us mixed responses. one, for example declined to talk about the specifics of this, or criticize it. but he did say these kind of intelligence issues should not be aired publicly. >> jan, thanks. the white house is rolling out a new project to help average workers make more money. president obama went shopping yesterday in new york city gap store. he praised the company for raising its hourly wages. now, the president said to change the rule for paying overtime. major garrett is at the white house with the plan that will affect millions of households. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. good morning to our viewers in the west. this change will not occur immediately, but president obama on thursday will set it in motion, ordering the labor department to require businesses to pay more in overtime to a certain kind of worker. executive or managerial workers is what they're called. in some cases, the managers or executives are no more than shift supervisors at a fast-food restaurant, or maybe work the
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overnight shift. they log long hours but don't make traditional white-collar salaries. the labor department sets the wage salary threshold for the managerial workers. currently, overtime does not have to be paid to anyone making $455 per week or about $24,000 a year. the president intends to order the labor department to raise that threshold. that's a regulatory process that could take months to finalize. the white house will not say how much the president wants to raise the overtime threshold. california recently set its at $640 a week. new york at $600 a week. some former white house economists have lobbied the president to raise the federal threshold to $1,000 a week. all of this is designed to combat income inequality and give democrats something to run on for the midterm november elections. charlie and norah? >> major garrett, thanks. today, the president hosts ukraine prime minister yatsenyuk at the white house. this morning, an american guided missile destroyer is taking part
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in naval exercises in the black sea and the u.s. and other g7 nations are saying they will not recognize crimea as part of russia if they make that vote. keep this in mind if you're traveling east. winter is not over yet. a large snow and ice storm is pushing through the midwest. it could bring more than a foot of snow to northern new england by tomorrow. dean reynolds is in chicago where it's been snowing much of the morning. dean, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. well, we woke up here in chicago to exactly what we didn't want to see -- more snow. this latest storm started around midnight and it's still going strong, and it's adding time and frustration to the usual snarled morning commute. we're also hearing of two-hour delays now at o'hare airport. the expected 3 to 6 inches of new snow is on top of the 76 inches chicago has already
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received this winter, among the snowiest in its history. it's a stark contrast from just 24 hours ago when we were getting a hint of springtime temperatures. the brief melt though revealed winter's consequences and their devastating effects with potholes as big as small ponds in city streets. local officials have already spent nearly $3 million repairing 240,000 potholes around town and today's storm will just make matters worse. now, temperatures have dropped about 20 degrees since yesterday, and are expected to head down as low as the single digits this evening. so, charlie and norah, winter is still very, very much with us. >> it's still clinging on. dean reynolds thank you. it's also snowing in michigan this morning. this storm could help detroit break an all-time snowfall record.
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meteorologist mayben glaros of the cbs station wbbm says southern california also has weather to watch. >> good morning, charlie and norah, and good morning to those of you in the west. if you're in southern california expect windy conditions today courtesy of the santa ana winds that are going to ramp up through the course of the morning and into the afternoon today. looking at the potential for high-wind warnings to create gusts maybe as high as 60 miles an hour. the high-wind warnings up for ventura and los angeles counties. extreme fire danger is a possibility due to the low relative humidity and the very breezy conditions today. look at the future cast model out east. it is all about the heavy snow from parts of chicagoland, all the way on off to the coast of maine, through the course of the next 24 hours. it could be blizzard conditions across parts of interior new england, and we see a possibility of strong to severe storms from d.c. to philly to raleigh-durham. charlie, norah? a high-speed chase with multiple carjackings just ended near denver. police were chasing a stolen suv
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when the suspect carjacked a minivan. the driver had several close-calls going the wrong way at times on various freeways and streets. then minutes ago, he carjacked another woman. he then crashed before being captured. sheriff deputies say a 4-year-old child was in the first stolen vehicle, but is safe. the murder trial of the blade runner oscar pistorius centered around a crucial piece of evidence this morning, the bullet-riddled door of the bathroom where pistorius shot his girlfriend was examined in court. deborah patta is in south africa. deborah deborah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah, up on the stand, a man who has 30 years in friend forensics, and he provided the evidence of the locked door. his evidence argues that pistorius did not put his
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prosthetics legs back on to break down the door after the shooting. if this is proven correct, it means pistorius was lying in his opening statement. this is the actual door that pistorius shot his girlfriend through the early hours of valentine's last year. behind it a built-to-scale model of the toilet cubicle. for the first time we get the prosecution's timeline of events. they argue pistorius deliberately shot reeva steenkamp four times through the door shattering her hip, arm, and skull, and crucially that pistorius was on his stumps at the time. he then used a cricket bat to bash down the door. he says tests show marks on the door are consistent with the actual bat that pistorius used and that he would have been on his stumps at the time. >> between 1.24 and 1.25. >> reporter: this differs substantially from pistorius' opening statement to the court in which he said he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder and
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shot her through the locked toilet door whilst on his stumps. when he realized his mistake, he said he put on his prosthetic legs to kick down the door and then grabbed a cricket bat to bash it down. the defense then grilled the expert and wanted to know why slivers of wood from the door were left on the crime scene and never investigated. charlie and norah? >> thanks, deborah. it's time to show you some of the morning's headlines. "wall street journal" looks at a bipartisan senate proposal to replace mortgage giant's fannie mae and freddie mac. the plan would create a new government insurance fund. private insurers would be required to take initial losses before any government guarantee would be activated. the "washington post" says republican david jolly won a special election in florida. jolly's victory in the race for the tampa area house seat is seen as a test case for the fall midterms. he campaigned on a pledge to repeal president -- the president's health care law, and with more than $12 million spent
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on both sides, it was one of the most expensive house races ever. "the new york times" looks at a new report that finds a steep rise in young adults taking medicine for adhd. the number of people 26 to 34 years old receiving drugs for the disorder doubled to 640,000, between 2008 and 2012. "the columbia missourian" said ryan ferguson filed a $100,000 lawsuit. he spent 30 years in prison. the lawsuit says police and prosecutors fabricated evidence and bullied witnesses, and it was filed on the 10th anniversary of his arrest for the death of a missouri sports editor. police are investigating the theft of $600,000 from pastor joel osteen's megachurch. $200,000 in cash and $400,000 in checks are missing from a safe at lakewood church. credit card information was also taken. it's 7:19. ahead, see the moment of family
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scene of a massive fire, that heavily damaged a housing development... under comnstructi good morning. in the headlines, firefighters remain at the scene of that massive fire that heavily damage a housing development that was under construction in san francisco. the fire began yesterday afternoon, quickly spread. the 360-unit complex not far from the giants at&t park. no reports of major injuries. u.s. senator dianne feinstein says the cia may have violated the law by allegedly hacking into a computer network set up for senate investigators. cia director john brennan says nothing could be further from the truth. we have your traffic and weather right after the break. stay right there. ♪ ♪
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it is really crowded this morning. we may be cycling through the metering lights slowly. you can see traffic is stacked up well into the maze. we have also had a tweet from chp saying drive slower and keep a firm grip on the people. also southbound 880 coming into union city approaching alvarado niles a crash blocking at least one lane. traffic is jammed solid from hayward. and ace train number 3 there's a signal issue coming out of tracy. that train number 3 is 45 minutes late. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. all right. liz, checking on some wind conditions around the bay area, very blustery start to the day, 20 to 30-mile-an-hour gusts even a couple of gusts to 40 miles per hour. overlooking san jose right now, it is clear and it looks like it's going to stay that way all day long. the winds will begin to subside through the morning calming down by the afternoon. then plenty of warm sunshine. tell you what, these offshore winds going to make for a beautiful afternoon. 75 degrees in san jose. 74 in oakland. and 71 in san francisco. lots of sunshine, warmer temperatures --
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let's see what eric had to say. >> my biggest surprise of course. >> hairksey, wilds fans, my name is christopher. i'm currently on my third tour with kuwait. there are two things i i'd like to say to my lovely wife. first, happy birthday jamie. and secondly turn around. >> that's awesome. jamie jenn thought she was playing a trivia game during a minnesota wilds hockey match. you can see it was a setup. the big surprise came from her army husband who is on break from his third tour of duty in kuwait. and that is a happy homecoming. >> they're always good but that one was really great.
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turn around. >> i love the way they do that. >> i do too. welcome back to "cbs this morning." president obama's visit with online talk show draws millions. but did that change minds about the health care law? we'll look at how the video came together and what it means for the obama careweb site. plus a family gets vital news as our cameras are rolling. the battle to get an experimental drug before it's too late. that's ahead. "cbs this morning" exposes the danger of americans on the loose in some nabts. some law enforcement agencies are refusing to capture violent predators p that's right. michelle miller is here with an inside look at the papers investigation. good morning. >> good morning. over the past nine months they've been looking at cities all over the country from philadelphia to los angeles, wanted criminals are crossing state lines and continuing to break laws.
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how? cities that made the calculated decision not to go after them. kalle morrow abandoned the home she shared with her husband nine years ago after finding him beaten to death inside. >> this is where he was lying. >> right here. >> right here. >> the person convicted of murdering her husband was duane slaughter, a man charged and convicted months earlier in philadelphia. he jumped bail. but nobody alerted the neighboring states. >> if philadelphia had put it on the wanted list and put it all over the states and found out he was wanted they would have locked him up. >> reporter: police and prosecutor as i cross the u.s.
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are allowing tens and thousands of wanted felons to escape justice clearly by crossing into the next state. >> you can look at cities like philadelphia, atlanta, little rock all high-crime cities where the police have said, you know, in 90% of the felony cases we will not leave the state to secure a suspect. there are rates. >> the fbi's due ta base allows local law enforcement to identify if a felon is wanted in another state. they don't put them in the system if they have no plans to extradite them. police across the country have indicate they'd would not spend the time money, or resources to
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retrieve the suspects over state lines, and s lines. in philadelphia alone, that number is more than 20,000 i know we have a significant fugitive problem. >> john delaney is the deputy district attorney in philadelphia. >> we're so close to other states they're arrested in other states. we don't have the resources to arrest or fully prosecute every law breaker. not only does it not make sense economically. it can't make sense practically. >> delaney says since 2010 police automatically update all wanted suspects to the database but for kalle morrow and thousands of other crime victims, that still offers little come ft. >> if they had did what they were supposed do my husband would still will living. >> it still hurts. >> yes, it does. >> they'll look to determine if
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they should be extradited. philadelphia's office is reviewing the last ten years of its decisions but overall states are becoming less willing to extradite. between august of 2012 and may of 2013 the number of felony warrants marked nonextraditable in the fbi database increased by more than 31%. >> wow. >> thanks, michelle
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them? well mr. obama went where presidents don't usually go. >> you must kind of think, though you can't run three times. >> actually i think it's a good idea. you know, if i ran a third time it would be sort of like doing a third hangover movie. it didn't work out very well, did it? >> zach galifianakis has a show called "between two ferns." president obama's appearance was actually requested by the white house and shot there too. >> one of the official white house ushers came in and asked us to get off the sofa because i guess that sofa is from the 18th century. >> reporter: they've been in talks for months how to promote obama care to the website's mostly young audience. >> a lot of young people think
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they're invincible. >> did you say invisible? >> no not invisible. invincible. >> reporter: while most of the chat was scripted mr. president obama came ready to play. this is something that the president ad-libbed was all this stuff about bradley cooper. >> those hangover movies basically he carried them. >> yeah everybody loves bradley. good for him. be short, fat, and smell like doritos and try to make it in hollywood. >> reporter: "funny or die".com quickly became the source of referrals for healthcare.gov. >> i can assure you it will be with unof the rbs we get young americans to health care dofb and one of the reasons we get them to enroll. >> for those who say it's
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demeaning? >> i would tell the critics, thanks for watching. thank you for your views. once you see the results, it starts making that much more sense. >> what is who clicked on the website, signed up insults or not. charlie and norah? >> one said you have to go hunting where the ducks are and the young
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worldwide audience and elaine quijano was there when they got the news that could turn things around. elaine good morning. >> good morning to you, norah, charlie, and gayle. the family of josh hardy says the fda-approved medication that their son is taking for a viral infection is detrimental to his
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kidneys. a length of time that is just too long a wait. you'd never know from his smile but josh hardy has endured more suffering in his seven years than most adults could endure. >> he's frail and sad and all i want to do is lift him up. everything can go one way or the other. >> reporter: after four boughtts of cancer he's waiting to undergo a bone marrow transplant. >> he's very frail. he can't sit up by himself. i think he has a clear understanding that he could die from this. >> reporter: doctors at st. jude's research hospital in memphis suggested josh be treated with an unapproved drug still in clinical trial. >> josh's actually primary transplant doctor saw it work and said this could be a real game-changer for him. >> reporter: it's an anti-viral
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medication manufactured by a small company with 54 employees. they initially denied the request of josh's doctor. >> some people loose sight of the fact it's a regulated process and we're doing our best. i know you have your reasons but this is my child and i don't care what your reasons are. i just want him well. >> the hardy family launch add campaign on social media and planned a rally for later this week. >> we just decided we need to take matters in our own hands. i went on facebook and said does anybody have any information? >> as josh's story was gaining attention they were working on a trial that would include josh and 19 others. >> there's no doubt josh's story has been able to accelerate it.
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i know josh is very ill and we worked as hard as we could as a company to get the policies in place to make this medicine available and it will be available to him today. >> welcome news for this mom. >> oh, my god. who learned during our interview that josh will be getting that elusive and experimental treatment after all. >> thank you, god. >> such a relief. i really believe he's going to overcome this. i have a lot of faith that he is going to make a full recovery. >> doctors are expected to begin treating josh as early as tore. wheel expectations are high for his family, it is important to remember it's an experimental medication that likely remain unavailable to the masses for the next two years. >> i'm glad she's getting what she needs or things she needs? >> i love amy hardy's answers. listen, i know you have your reasons but this is my child.
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anything that gives you hope. >> i have to say we interviewed the ceo that you saw in the piece and one of the things he pointed out is they were really obviously struggling with this. this is not an easy decision for them to make. you look at one individual and then you think about the availability to the larger public sneev else. >> so that was what was really on their minds what they had to grapple with. >> and their response very gusty winds around the bay area to start out the day. by the afternoon, though, calming down and lots of sunshine all the way to the coastline going to be a beautiful day outside. but still, those winds really whipping around early on today. wind advisory in effect until 8:00 this morning. temperatures going to b impressive today, 70s in san jose, oakland and 71 in san francisco. very nice over the next couple of days even warmer over the weekend.
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scene of a massive fire, that heavily damaged a housing development... that was under comnstruction in good morning. in the headlines, firefighters remain on the scene of a massive fire that heavily damaged a housing development under construction in san francisco. the fire began yesterday afternoon and quickly spread. the 360-unit complex is not far from the giants baseball stadium and there are no reports of major injuries. take a look at this video from one our viewers. she was there when the fire started. a few minutes later you can see how the flames and smoke were spreading across the building and just 13 minutes later, this view from down the street shows how intense the fire got. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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a multicar crash still blocking one lane. this is in union city on 880. it's still causing delays southbound and you can see them in hayward. that's where they begin and continue even past the accident scene into fremont. if you are a mass transit rider, ace train 3 is 45 minutes late. the problem all started with a switching issue out of tracy. bart systemwide is on time. that's "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. >> very gusty winds around the bay area this morning. things beginning to calm down a little now. we are still seeing 30-mile-an- hour gusts outside so a blustery start to the day but offshore winds will bring lots of sunshine into the afternoon and some very warm temperatures running well above the average today. in fact, we are going to see mid-70s into san jose. 74 in oakland. 71 in san francisco. ♪ ♪
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good morning to you. it's 8:00 in the west. welcome back to "cbs this morning." a powerful explosion collapses buildings in new york city. several injuries are reported. majortrain lines are affected. michelle miller is on the scene. investigators admit they do not know where missing flight 370 was going. captain sully sullenberger is in studio 57 looking at what could have happened to the pilots. and pandora's founder shows us how the online music channel knows what you want to hear. but first on this march 12th, 2014 here's a look at today's "eye opener at 8:00." >> a major emergency in new york city. a building exploded and collapsed in manhattan's east harlem neighborhood.
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>> you could see the body, and it disappeared. authorities in malaysia are going through professional records and personal lives of the pilots on flight 370. criticism raising questions about the constitutionality of the cia's alleged spying on the senate. >> nothing could be further from the truth. we wouldn't do that. high-speed chase and multiple carjackings here denver. police were chasing an suv. they're crossing state lines and breaking laws. cities have made the calculated decision not to go after them. one of the official white house ushers came to the room and told us to get off the sofa because i guess that sofa is probably from, like, the 18th century. the pope starting a new print magazine. it's got a tour of the cluding the papal bed. oh, yeah. that's where the abstinence happens.
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i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. new york city officials say at least 11 people are hurt after an explosion just two hours ago. two buildings collapsed after the blast. >> it happened in manhattan's east harlem neighborhood. michelle miller's at the scene. she joins us on the phone. michelle, what can you tell us? good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, i just saw new york city firefighters bring one of those injured on a stretcher from the scene. it's difficult to see here. it's hundreds and hundreds of people are standing outside a police barricade trying to figure out exactly what happened. one witness told me he was coming to work. he was opening up his shop. and the entire floor shook. windows were broken. store shelves shook. he says he's not clear on whether or not any of the people who were living above him inside those buildings were able to get out.
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it is a very tough scene here because there's so much smoke here. you can't even see a half a block away. you have the fbi here the new york city fire department new york city transit, police. it is an incredible scene. back to you. >> michelle do we know what caused the blast? >> reporter: we don't know. new york city officials have not told us. the cause of this explosion. but an entire building has collapsed. >> michelle miller, thank you so much. the fate of flight 370 still a mystery. the hunt for the plane now covers a much wider area. clarissa ward has been out on the water in the search zone. she's in kuala lumpur this morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, it's coming to the end of day five here and there are still a lot more questions than there are answers. at a press conference today, malaysian authorities did say that they are now expanding the search to two different areas. that would cover some 27,000 square nautical miles.
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there are 12 countries involved in this effort. 39 aircraft and 42 ships. but there's still a lot of contradictory statements coming from malaysian officials. earlier today, the malaysian air force chief had denied that military radar had picked up on perhaps that aircraft veering west towards the straits of malaka. then later today at this press conference he said that actually it was a possibility and that that's the reason we've seen this expansion of the search area. but really a lot of questions here. still unanswered. people getting increasingly frustrated with what they see as a slow response. for "cbs this morning," clarisa ward kuala lumpur. the investigation is now looking at flight 370's pilots. officials tell our bob orr that the crew could have shut off the device that report says the plane's position. also the possibility of a deliberate crash. with us here in studio 57
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captain sully sullenberger known for the miracle on the hudson landing. he is cbs's news aviation safety expert. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. in all the flying experience you have, what does your instinct say to you, and what is the baffling about this and what are the contradictions that puzzle you? >> well what's so frustrating for all of us -- and i can only imagine how frustrating for the families of the passengers and crew -- is that we don't know very much. there is no hard evidence. we have not found any wreckage. we have not recovered and analyzed the recorders. until we do we're going to have many more questions than answers. ultimately we will find them. >> one thing you do know is what it's like to be there under stress. it is likely a pilot would issue a distress call? >> the situation that they faced may have been so overwhelming and their higher priorities of flying the airplane and trying to solve the many problems they faced are higher priorities than just communicating that they would have done later had they had the opportunity to. so the fact that they didn't indicates to me that they were
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either unable to or too busy until they couldn't. >> what interests me is how is it that a boeing 777 could veer 100 miles off course and not anybody know about it. >> you have to remember this is a part of the world where it's open water. it's in the middle of the night. not very good radar coverage from ground-based radar facilities. so this information of the other flight path is unconfirmed. it's based upon i believe, some intermittent reception from military radar, much more analysis of this needs to be done. until they establish a good data, a reference point for the search, they'll be doing what they are doing now and searching many areas, over tens of thousands of square miles of ocean that's going to be time consuming and frustrating. >> one of the things we're learning is about the transponder signal being turned off. can you imagine under any circumstances that a pilot would willingly or intentionally do that? >> there are very few reasons ever to do that unless in the
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cockpit you smell an electrical smell and you see smoke coming out of the device itself you would want to turn it off and remove the power from it to prevent a fire. but absent that a possible electrical failure of the airplane was one possible solution. but again, absent hard data, we're just guessing. >> does anything though seem to be more accurate than others to you? we're at the mercy of what thels.thelsell us. >> and they've told us very little. this is huge contrast to the asiana 214 crash just last july 6th where much was known we early. but then we had the huge advantage then of having the entire airplane on dry land on an airport. the recorders were recovered very quickly. the crew survived to be interviewed. we knew within hours and days much of what we thought was going to happen. it's also important to say that after 45 years of flying and 30 years as an airline pilot and 20
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years as an accident investigator, our first guesses are often wrong. i can cite you chapter and verse of how many accident investigations initially the speculation or the interest was in one particular area and it was wrong, and we ended up going somewhere else. so we need to keep an open mind. we have to say that absent data basically all causes should still be on the table. >> it's just so painful and troubling and certainly continuing. and we are all over it. thank you very much, captain sully. >> great to be with you. >> good to see you. the cia and congress are suddenly fighting in public. veterans of washington say they have never seen anything like what's unfolding. the senate intelligence committee chairwoman dianne feinstein, accuses the agency of hacking congressional computers. >> cia director john brennan says the charge is not true and that he is prepared to let president obama decide. >> if i do something wrong, i will go to the president, and i will explain to him exactly what i did and what the findings were. he is the one who can ask me to stay or to go.
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>> president obama's senior adviser valerie jarrett is with us this morning. good morning, valerie. >> good morning. how are you? >> i'm well. we've got a lot to talk about. first let me ask you about this. does the president believe there is any merit to senator feinstein's charge that the cia may have violated the constitution by spying on the intelligence committee, on congress? >> well, norah, let's begin with this. the fact of the matter is the intelligence committee has been reviewing enhanced interrogation methods that were used by the prior administration. these are methods that the president criticized when he was running for office and that he ended as soon as he took office. so that's point number one. point number two, the president believes in the work of the committee. he believes that the findings of the committee should be released after they are reviewed and redacted as appropriate to protect our national security. so he fulliment ises the work that senator feinstein has been doing. >> do you clearly believe there is a conflict here between the cia director and the chairman of the intelligence committee? >> well, there appears to be.
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and i think as director brennan said yesterday, there has been some wrongdoing. he wants to be the first to get to the bottom of it. >> but why wouldn't he know? >> pardon me charlie? >> why wouldn't he know? >> well, he has to investigate what's going on within his own agency. and he's made it clear that he intends to do that. as i said, the inspector general is reviewing it the justice department is reviewing it. so let's not get out ahead of that investigation. >> valerie jarrett, you're here to talk about the white house summit on working families. >> yes, i am. >> who's been invited to that summit? >> well, we're going to -- >> and what's the goal? and what is the goal? >> yes. well importantly what we want to do is to have a summit focused on working families to make sure that our workplaces are globally competitive and prepared for the 21st century. and so that can be looking, exloring what do we have to do to make sure everyone can participate in the work force. our council of economic advisers released a report today that shows that if you compare the united states to our global competitors, women are beginning
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to lag in terms of participation. we also find that women are disproportionately among the low-wage workers. and so as you know the president has called for raising the minimum wage. that will help so many women participate as they are increasingly breadwinners in families. >> valerie, it's so interesting in this report that women, when they get out of college and go into the workplace, while making about the same amount of money as men. and this report suggests, though that when women get into their 30s, they make about 50% what men are making in similar jobs. what is it that the white house and the president can do about that? >> well, again, workplace flexibility is something that we're trying by leading by example within federal government to see what we can do to make the work environment more conducive so that as women have children, as men are participating more in child rearing, that they have the flexibility that they need. women are now graduating from college at the same rate as men. that's a good sign. they're graduating from gradual school at a higher rate than
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men. just as you said norah, as they get to those child-bearing ages, they're beginning to lag behind. what do we do to restructure our work environment so that we can be competitive, so businesses can attract and retain talent so that women don't just participate for a short period of time and then peel off. we want them fully engaged. we are not going to be able to be globally competitive of half of our population is on the sidelines. >> valerie, let's get to funny or die. it's certainly gone viral, which i think you guys are doing the hula over there. >> we are. >> we understand that you laid the groundwork for that. was it hard to convince the president to participate, and did it accomplish what you were hoping? >> no it wasn't hard to get him to participate. and yes it so far has been overwhelmingly successful. i was checking how many hits were on the site last night when i went to bed. it was 10 million, which i'm sure breaks all kinds of records. but also more importantly than that, the traffic on our website has gone up 40% between yesterday and today. and that was the goal. the goal is to help reach that
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young audience and zach and the guys at funny or die, they have huge followings. every young person i know watch watches their videos on youtube. and so how do we reach them in a way that was amusing and entertaining but yet informative. and the fact that the website traffic has gone up is really an indication that it's working. >> and people have signed up? >> people are signing up. we released yesterday our numbers for the month of february, so 4.2 million folks have signed up. and we now still have several weeks to go. march 31st is the deadline. and so everyone who's watching your show, i hope you go on the website today. healthcare.gov. it's working just fine. you know i'm going to get a free commercial in there. >> all
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some call it the most corrupt town in america from a mayor behind bars to public records that may have ended up in a swamp. we'll take you to the city that
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in colorado a barbershop is refusing to serve customers who wreak of marijuana. today the barbershop went out of business. >> you saw that coming. >> that is very funny. all right, a u.s. flight was diverted after baby had a medical emergency. it was flying from tampa to phoenix when it was forced to land in houston. a fellow passenger ran up to the child. >> ran up to the babe held the baby upside down. the baby was purple. finally the baby started crying and we all started cheering. >> the miracle on flight 678. god put those folks on that plane and needed them there to
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take care of that baby. >> when ta baby started crying everyone cheered and medics arrived. >> normally people were very cranky but this time everybody pulled together. that's very nice to see. all right. ahead, a celebration of smarts. we're going to take you to a red carpet event honoring 40 high school kids and their amazing project. meet the winner of the intel science talent search. that's only on "cbs this morning." don't you love these stories about -- >> it's
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authorities in san francisco just held a news conference... regarding yesterday's massive fire. it heavily damaged a housin good morning. authorities in san francisco just held a news conference regarding yesterday's massive fire. it heavily damaged a housing development that was under construction there. some of the building has already collapsed. and it is expected to further collapse today. a perimeter will be set up around the fire area until further notice. the fire started above ground welding had been going on earlier in the day but the cause of the fire is still under investigation. two firefighters are recovering from some minor injuries fighting the fire. 360-unit complex is not far from at&t park where the giants play. of course we'll have the very latest developments today on kpix 5 news at noon. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment.
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good morning. checking conditions at the bay bridge toll plaza, the wind advisory the chp issued early this morning still in effect and it's causing a slowdown at the bay bridge toll plaza in addition to the metering lights turned on an hour and a half ago. you can see it is stacked up into the macarthur maze. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. westbound 92, a little sluggish along the flat section of the span as you head over the high- rise. and here's a new tweet and you can see southbound 880 there is a stall approaching 16th. traffic backs up to broadway.
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and in the commute direction, northbound we're seeing the usual gridlock near the oakland coliseum. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." here's lawrence. we are still seeing gusty winds. the wind advisory is come down but still some of the gusts over 36 miles per hour at sfo. so the winds are howling in spots still. it's that offshore wind and that very dry wind. so we have a lot of sunshine coming our way. we'll see clear skies all the way to the coastline. high pressure in control. and it's sticking around not only today but it looks like well into the weekend. so today, we're going to see a spectacular day. in fact, these temperatures even near the coastline you will see upper 60s into pacifica, probably some 70s into santa cruz. about 74 in oakland. 75 in san jose. and 73 degrees in the napa valley. i think over the next couple of days we may begin to see a couple of patches of fog reforming near the coastline. temperatures may cool slightly and then we really heat things up over the weekend. in fact, on saturday and sunday, we could see temperatures up into the 80s. safeway presents real big deals of the we
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour actress and singer emmy rossum is perfect at being shameless. that's name of her show. she's in our toyota green room talking about the big trouble of her character fiona and pushing the limits on tv. only on "cbs this morning," the high school winner who earn $100,000. that's ahead. >> that's a lot of money. all right. >> for a high school senior. >> isn't it? for a high school senior. that's college money right there. all right, this morning a florida mayor is out of a job. he resigned last night while in jail on charges of selling oxycodone. but that by the least of his
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problems in this small city of hampton. >> city officials are threatening to wipe it off the map. it's a place known for now as hampton, florida. manuel bojorquez has more. >> it can be traced to this stretch on highway 301. for years police did radar here. now there are questions where a lot of that money went and hampton has 30 days to prove it can be trusted on lose its status, a city. the first step happened tuesday night when frustrated residents packed city hall and saw every member of their city council resign. >> the city still ain't doing what's right. >> reporter: some hope the move will convince state lawmakers to spare their beloved hampton, a beloved town an hour south of
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jacksonville. jim, a former mayor, says despite its reputation hampton should be preserved. >> there's good people here. it don't look like good people because we're considered the most corrupt town in america, but we're not. >> reporter: state officials say for years hampton, population 477 was overzealous in handing out traffic tickets to fill its coffers. it started in the a90s when the city an ex-ed a sliver of land along along highway 301 to increase its revenue by catching speeders. >> the limit dropped from 65 to 55. in just one year the city made about a quarter million dollar office this short stretch of road. so short that in a matter of seconds, we're already through it. hampton's 17 police officers were often seen on lawn chairs camped on the side of the highway. there were even reports of
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officers issuing tickets while heavily armed. the sheriff of bradford county which includes the city of hampton became suspicious of the operation. >> reporter: moving signs around? >> moving signs around. >> reporter: changing it by hand? >> some of the signs were painted over and the speed limit was painted on the seens a foot or two off the ground. >> reporter: state auditors were called in. they found out they racked up 132,000 in a local convenience store and credit card charges and overpayments to. state senator robert bradley said that was just the beginning. >> they had records destroyed. they said it was due to an automobile crash in a swamp. you can't make this stuff up. it was like something out of a
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southern gothic novel. >> reporter: the state now wants the town to clean up its finances or face dissolution. a criminal investigation is also under way. >> somebody's going to have to pay for something because that money went somewhere and it didn't go to support this town. there's consequences. >> reporter: state and county investigators are combing through records at city hall. no one responded to our inquiry request. norah norah, charlie, gayle? >> john blackstone takes us inside one of the web's most popular music sites to meet its mastermind. >> reporter: jim westerman is a come poers. billboard named him as one of the most important in the music industry ranking him above simon
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cowell and ryan seacrest. not because of the music he makes but because of pandora. >> if you could singet it down it's the feeling you get when you hear a piece of music you love. our goal is to make that happen for people as long as possible. >> reporter: 70 million people a month listen to music streamed on the internet through pandora. ♪ >> reporter: the company has become so influential musicians from ""american idol"" step in to give private concerts. pandora's success is driven by its ability to give listeners exactly the kind of music they want. sell pandora one song you like and lit create a virtual raid you station just for you, playing other songs you're
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likely to enjoy. if you like adele, pandora suggests you give ducky a try. pandora's music analysts listen to each song over and over evaluating over more than 400 characteristics to uncover what's been called muse logical fingerprints. >> do you take any of the marriagic out of it with this hyperanalysis of music? >> well wrks very been accused over the years of taking something artistic instead of making it scientific. you could take a look what we do and say it's algorithm and technology but it's human. >> the inspiration came back when he was a struggling musician in a rock band that couldn't find an audience. >> we would get in a van and drive 1,500 miles and play for eight people. part of that is awesome and romantic and that's rock and roll but it's exhausting. the chances of building a career eight people at a time pretty
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minimal. >> reporter: he found a better way for artists to connect with people. he was also something of a math whiz. that con bihm nation of math and whiz lead to pandora. >> it's a language that speaks to and is spoken by all. let there be music. >> reporter: pandora's research now helps artists hone in on their audience. when singers like grammy winner mary lambert forms, pan do rah can show her which songs are the most popular. ♪ ♪ >> reporter: in a series called pandora presents pandora introduces new guests to fans through pandora. >> that's incredible. thank you, guys. >> reporter: most folks are out listening to meef and as they get older and busier they don't have the time to sort of stay current and discover. and i think pandora is getting
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people back in the game. it's a really powerful emotional experience. >> reporter: with more than 1 million songs in their playlist there's plenty to talk about and even more to listen to as pandora opens its music box to anyone willing to listen. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone poke california. >> we should add many of you write and ask us what we're playing. we're going feature our songs streaming on paneradora. you can go to cbsnews.com. i think pandora and us is a good combination we all nodded. it's a feeling you get when you hear a piece of musical. >> absolutely right. >> you like, that rig
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emily rossum plays the older daughter fiona in the hit series "shameless." now she's in trouble. >> your probation requires you to be employed within 30 days. i have an interview this afternoon, same job i had before. >> when is the last time you --
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>> not since the night of moye i rest. >> going to n.a.? >> first meeting is tomorrow. i'll need verification that you attend. just give me aure rinne urine sample. >> do you want to watch or -- >> it's a division on cbs. emily rossum rhymes with possum. >> i thought it was original. emily rossum, congrats on your fifth season. here's the thing. you play fiona so well they -- do you get -- >> it used to be so much love and nigh my character is in downward spiral and i was at a deli and a guy came up to me and said co--core. >> you make drug scenes look
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realistic. >> i've never done that in my life but snorting powder ing into my brain -- i told them two takes per nostril and then that's the limit. >> your drunk father william macy called you the spiritual center of the show. >> wow. he's my spirit animal. he's a wonderful actor. it's really fun to work with him. >> go ahead. you're a new yorker born and bred. >> i am. >> so you're very excited about the nets. >> the knicks. >> the knicks, the knicks. >> i'm teasing you because you said you were a die hard fan. >> yes. >> you were treating fill jangs will be there. >> yes. there's my mom. and there's my childhood crush john stark. >> you wrote in your jushl you had anger management like him. >> i did. >> what happens to your character? >> i can't tell you that. >> none of this.
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>> no. she's -- >> she's spiraling down we know. >> she's been the core of this lower income family in chicago. her parents are m.i.a. she's trying to raise herself and this year she's kind of struggling with some of the substance abuse problems that she's genetically pre exposed to having. >> you actually shoot in chicago and i saw a scene of you running down a really cold street and i thought, they must have heated the sidewalks or something. you were running in bare feet. >> there's hardly catering -- no we do. thank you, cbs. we were in the polar vortex in chicago, which is pretty miserable. >> which, by the way, have you ever heard the term polar vortex this year? >> no. global warming is very misleading. it's actually a cooling. >> we've known it for a long time. >> what do you attributeribtribute
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to the show's success because it is very dark sniet is dark but we deal with it in a brazen way. there's nothing we're scared of. we pushed the limits. at the core it's about family and loyalty and that's why people care about the characters and invest in the way they do. >> well, we're big fans. and how about showtime? >> yeah. we love them. they're good. >> even though there's no catering. >> no. yes. there is catering. i have to befair. >> just no heated sidewalks. >> no heated sidewalks. >> we should note "shameless" airs on sunday nights. ahead a future where all of us wins. >> i'm wyatt andrews. some of the brightest high schoolers gather in washington. we show you their latest thefrmging in part cal physics or treating cancer coming up on "cbs this morning."
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president obama george. he w. bush once called it the super bowl of science. this morning there is a new champion. some of nation's top high school students competed to change the world and earn up to $100,000 along the way. only on "cbs this morning" wyatt andrews introduces us to the winner. ♪ >> reporter: if you've ever thought scientists should be as famous as celebrities, this was your place and this was your night. it was a red carpet black tie nobel level celebration of some of the most promising scientists in america, and every one of them is still in high school. the winner out of 40 finds, 17-year-old eric chen out of san
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diego is developing a drug to prevent the spread of flu. >> saving lives. >> reporter: saving lives by stopping the flu. >> right. >> it's called the talent search and its track record. over several years eight winners became nobel prize winners. this year some already have patents for their in ovations. listen to any one of them and you wonder how americans fall behind. >> you get the dna into the cells and into the mitochondria. >> reporter: ten out of the 40 finalists are working on tests for cures for cancer and for sara sackowitz, it's personal. after losing relatives to breast
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cancer, she's working on it. >> you don't have a diploma yet. >> no. >> but you might have a treatment for cancer. >> reporter: for one night the stunls shed their lab coats, put on formal wear and revelled in a pageant staged in their honor. wendy of intel says that's the point. >> we want to celebrate them like rock stars, like football players, like movie stars. >> which is how they were treated. after all the pictures and hugs the three top finishers now the top three gods of the future of science stepped into a limo. >> don't we like the,at the gods of science. >> and she said celebrating them like rock stars and athletes and others. >> i didn't see a papier-mache volcano. where's that? >> that does it for us. be sure
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an "under construction" housing complex... site of a massive fire in san francisc good morning. everybody. 8:55. time for some news headlines. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's happening. an under-construction housing complex site is the site of that massive fire in san francisco. it's expected to further collapse anytime now. a perimeter will remain set up around the fire area until further notice. authorities just held a news conference about a half hour ago and say yesterday's fire started above ground. welding had been going on earlier in the day. the cause of the fire is under investigation. two firefighters recovering from some minor injuries. the 360-unit complex not too far from at&t park where the giants play. we'll have the latest developments coming up later today on kpix 5 news at noon. as for the weather, spectacular, i think, is the word of the day, right? >> some beautiful weather. of course, the winds whipping around this morning. not giving any help to the firefighters there.
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looks like as we head throughout the day, those winds are going to calm down. and what an afternoon it's going to be. clear skies right now. wind-swept skies all the way to the coastline. we are looking nice and clear. the clouds not coming back today. and it looks like we are going to see just very few clouds over the next few days. high pressure in control. those offshore winds continuing to blow outside. still seeing some gusty areas over 30 miles per hour but that will calm down as we head toward the afternoon so the temperatures are going to be very comfortable. 75 degrees in san jose. 73 in concord. 73 in san rafael. and 67 degrees and sunny in pacifica. next couple of days, more sunshine on the way. maybe just a couple of patches of fog near the coastline on thursday and friday. back to warmer temperatures on saturday and sunday with some of the highs possibly moving into the low 80s. traffic is coming up. i want you to know stuff i don't. i want you to be kind. i want you to be smart. super smart. i want one thing in a doctor. to speak my language. i don't want you to look at the chart
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ get your taste of the season at raley's, bel air, and nob hill. good morning. checking the ride in the east bay right now, southbound 680 kind of a mess trying to get out of walnut creek heading into danville. there's an accident still blocking one lane approaching stone valley. also look at the nimitz freeway. still gridlocked in those northbound lanes near the oakland coliseum. looks like that all the way out to your embarcadero exit. and here's a live look at the bay bridge. a high wind advisory still in effect and traffic is backed up into the macarthur maze.
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wayne: real money. jonathan: it's a trip to europe! (screaming) wayne: you're freaking out oh my god, you're freaking out! - the curtain! (gibberish) - i'm going to go for the big deal of the day! - let's make a deal, baby, let's make a deal, yeah! jonathan: it's time for “let's make a deal!” now here's tv's big dealer, wayne brady! wayne: hey everybody, welcome to “let's make a deal,” i'm wayne brady, thank you so much for tuning in. who wants to make a deal? with the headdress the little head band. you, yes, ma'am, you. (cheering) hey, rebecca, nice to meet you. - nice to meet you. wayne: now, the thing is the reason i was hesitating and describing you six different ways... she's like “i wonder if it's me.” you were pretty much dressed the only way you are. what would you describe your dress as? - like pocahontas, i guess colors of the wind.

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