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under fire ark religious freedom legislation under fire in arkansas where the governor is set to approve a bill some call discriminatory and in indiana where a similar law has touched off a storm of criticism. >> was i expecting this kind of backlash? heavens, no. the death of an heir to one of america's largest fortunes is under investigation. andrew getty descendent of oil tycoon j. paul getty is found dead in his los angeles home. >> what? you won't let me finish? and uber outrage. a passenger using a ride-sharing app with a rant against a member of the nypd. >> you don't understand me?
i don't know what [ bleep ] plant you think you're on right now. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, april 1st, this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, april 1st, 2015. good morning. i'm alison harmelin in for anne-marie green. as early as today the governor of arkansas can sign into law the bill. protesters who believe the law will dim chris name against gays have been demonstrating in little roque. governor hutchinson says he'll sign it. others say it will make arkansas a less desirable place to live. >> our state's most talented will soon leave if these are the messages that we continue to send. >> the arkansas-based retail giant walmart is calling on the governor to veto the measure. the indiana religious freedom bill that became law last week unleashing a nationwide groundswell of criticism knocked governor mike pence on his heels. pence called for a clarification
appeal that ee expected to be ready today. several states including new york and connecticut have barred state funded travel to indiana. the coach of the defending national championship men's basketball team, the university o connecticut's kevin ollie says he won't travel this weekend to the final four and nascar said it's disappointed by the legislation. adriana diaz has more from indianapolis. >> we've got a perception problem leer because some people have a different view, and we intend to correct that. >> reporter: indiana governor mike pence bowed to public pressure saying his state's new religious freedom law needs to be clarified. >> the smear here against this bill is that it created a license to discriminate or a license to deny services and that's just completely false and baseless. >> reporter: pence has asked his legislature for new language. making it clear that while religious freedoms would be upheld businesses cannot deny services to anyone. he wants it on his desk by the end of this week.
governor, were you expecting this type of backlash to the law? >> was i expecting this kind of backlash? heavens, no. >> reporter: protests and boycotts led by gay and lesbian groups who fear the law would allow discrimination have gained steam all week. the timing of this p.r. nightmare comes when indiana is already in the spotlight. indianapolis is hosting college basketball's final four this weekend which is expected to generate $770 million for the city. cbs news asked the nfl if indiana's law would affect its decisions about league events including future super bowls in indiana. the league said our policies emphasize tolerance and inexclusiveness and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender religion gender sexual orientation, or other improper standards. we're continuing analyze the law.
the governor says he's been in talks with business leaders ensuring them that indiana is a place to stay. adriana diaz, cbs news, indianapolis. overseas lufthansa now says it knew the co-pilot of the german airline err that crashes into the german alps once suffered from severe depression. last week he allegedly locked the pilot out of the cockpit killing all 150 people on board. lufthansa said he passed all tests and was fit to fly. fire officials say an out-of-control wildfire that erupted in eastern california started when erratic winds shifted a controlled burn. the fire started yesterday. it's burned at least 70 akers and threatens about some 100 buildings. some residents were forced to evacuate but allowed to return home last night. severe weather is possible
from the southern plains to the upper midwest. the primary threat is hail and damaging winds. a severe thunderstorm watch is posted in oklahoma, tennessee, arkansas, and mississippi. there was a powerful hailstorm in central alabama. in some areas the ground was covered tuesday. dozens of homes and cars were damaged. the los angeles coroner says the death of an hair to the hair getty appears to be from natural causes or an accident. he was found in his bathroom. he was the 47-year-old grandson of the industrialist j. paul getty who founded getty oil. police say it does not appear to be the result of a criminal act but that could change. in switzerland, diplomatic talks to reach a deal on curbing iran's nuclear program lasted into the early morning, past the self-imposed deadline. talks are expected to resume today. mark albert is in washington. good morning, mark. >> good morning, alison. despite that deadline the u.s. says if they're making progress
toward the finish line, then quote, we should keep going and that's what they're apparently doing right now. leaders from the u.s., iran, and five other nations are headed back to the negotiation table again today to work on the outline of a plan to ultimately curb iran's nuclear ambitions. iran's foreign minister seemed optimistic. >> i hope that we can finalize the work and hopefully start the process of drafting tomorrow. >> reporter: negotiations ran past a march 31st deadline for the framework of a deal prompting this tuesday evening meeting in the white house situation room between president obama and his advisers. among the sticking points, the amount of nuclear fuel iran will be allowed to produce in the future and the disposal of its existing stockpile of atomic fuel. >> if we're not able to reach a political agreement, we're not going to wait all the way until june 30th to walk away. >> reporter: here in washington some republicans wonder if any deal would really keep iran from
develop a nuclear bomb. tom cotton, the freshman arkansas senator whose open letter to iran that sparked controversy, blasted the extension of talks saying, quote, iran is calling the shots. the best solution is walk away and return to a position of strength. republicans favor adding even more sanctions if there is no agreement this week, but president obama has threatened to veto that plan. the white house favors lifting existing sanctions in stages if a deal is reached while iran wants them lifted immediately. and the white house pledged again yesterday that congress would have the opportunity to evaluate any agreement with iran. there is a bill pending in congress that would allow it to block a deal within 60 days, but the white house opposes that legislation. alison? >> mark albert in washington. thank you so much. iraq's prime minister says iraqi forces have regained control of tikrit this morning.
troops placed a flag on the building. the battle is to drive isis militants from the city that took them a month after fighting. it was backed by u.s. air strikes last week. the next fight is for iraq's second largest city, mosul. the jury hearing the boston marathon bombing case could begin hearing deliberations as soon as monday. the defenses rested after calling four witnesses. as marlie hall reports lawyers for dzhokhar tsarnaev are focusing on sparing him the death penalty. >> reporter: digital forensics expert told jurors older brother tamerlan tsarnaev's computer revealed internet searches for radio transmitters fireworks, and gun stores in the weeks leading up to the attack. the pressure cooker bombs that blew up at the marathon each contained explosive powder used in fireworks, nails, and a radio transmitter. spencer said dzhokhar's computer history showed no such searches. instead the younger brother mostly visited social networking sites like facebook. fbi agent alina graff testified
only tam her lynn's finger prints were found on two pieces of cardboard. and only tamerlan's prints appeared on a jar of nail, a caulk gun, tape, and other tools found at the family home in cambridge. she said prints from both brothers appeared on a became made out of a tupperware container that police recovered at a waterfront scene. dzhokhar's lawyers are trying to save their client from a death sentence. they already conceded he participated in the marathon bombings and other crimes but they contend he was only following his brother's lead. they argue tamerlan was the mastermind of the attacks. marlie hall, cbs news, boston. coming up on the "morning news," high-profile testimony. patriots owner bob kraft takes the witness stand in the aaron hernandez trial and amazon makes sure you never run out of goods thanks to a simple button. this is the "cbs morning news." hernandez trial and amazon makes sure you never run out of goods
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prosecutors in the erin hernandez murder trial say they're close to resting their case against the former nfl star. they called a high-profile witness, the owner of the new england patriots. >> reporter: he had the look of man who'd rather be anywhere else, a court date for patriots owner robert kraft. inside a long stare from aaron hernandez, closely studying his former boss as he took the witness stand. >> do you swear the testimony will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you god? >> yes. >> reporter: he was asked about the first days after lloyd's murder when hernandez was tailed. kraft immediately looked for his star tight end. >> he said he was not involved, that he was innocent, and that he hoped that the time of the murder incident came out because i believe he said he was in a club. >> reporter: the defense tried
to focus on what had been a strong relationship. >> he would always hug and kiss me. >> reporter: hernandez was also quizzed by the team's security director that day. >> what did he say, sir? >> he swore on his babe's life that he was telling the truth. >> reporter: wbz legal analyst says it was a good day for the prosecution because the evidence shows that hernandez was not at a club when lloyd died but at a murder scene. >> and they believe aaron hernandez lied to bob kraft and they'll have to ask themselves why. a reasonable inference, he lied because he was involved. >> reporter: as for kraft, he never looked hernandez's way as he left the courtroom. >> this is about a man being killed. it's unfortunate. >> that was jim smith of our boston station. the case is expected to go to the jury next week. legendary singer/songwriter joni mitchell is in intensive care.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the "cbs moneywatch," amazon stocks your home with a simple button, and an airline goes the extra mile to keep your pet safe. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, alison. amazon is introducing an electronic device that lets people buy ordinary household items with the push of a button. it's about the size of a pack of gum. it's connected to wi-fi. you use it to connect with your amazon account to automatically order whatever you're about to run out of. so far there are dash buttons for coffee, detergent, raisers, toilet paper and dog food. there's a foul safe to make shoe
you and a happy child doesn't overorder any products. wall street finished the first quarter on a down note, erasing most of monday's rally. the dow lost 200 points, the s&p slid 18 points and the nasdaq finished 46 points lower. a group of college graduates are refusing to pay back their student loans because they say their degrees are worthless. the group of schools was sold off last year following allegations of illegal lending, falsifying job placement data and altering grades. the students say the education department should have done a better job of monitoring the schools. starting today they'll offer a gps device to keep track of flying pets. the track will be available to pet owners at the delta cargo facility at ten airports. it's not available to pets that are sent by checked baggage. the device is placed in the animal's crate and it can monitor location, temperature,
and other factors. the charge is about $50 a flight. and the inventor of the pet rock has died. gary dahl came up with the idea back in 1975. for $3.95 you could buy a plain ordinary looking rock as a pet. it requires no work or commitment. the rock came in a cardboard carrying case with breathing holes and care instructions. dahl went from a "down on his luck" copywriter to a millionaire almost overnight. he died on march 23rd. he was 78 years old. alison? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks, jill. when we return, a dancing fan gets his shot at fame. a video of a boy showing off his moves at a basketball tournament becomes an internet sensation, and he gets an invitation to be on "the late late show." gets an invitation to be on "the late late show."
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. uber is criticizing a new york city police detective for his rant against one of the ride sharing service's driver. >> okay what? you're not going to let me [ bleep ] finish? >> the passenger started recording after the detective pulled the car over monday. the uber driver allegedly honked at the detective who was parked in an unmarked vehicle. the detective did not issue the driver a ticket. the nypd is investigating the incident. >> you know cops haven't gotten that idea that they're going to be caught on video for everything they do. whether it's a traffic stop or
domestic violence call you're really doing yourself an injustice. >> mayor de blasio condemned the incident and called the behavior unacceptable. golden state's stephen curry gets the best of chris paul. curry puts paul on the floor with a double behind-the-back move and then sinks a short jumper and his teammates love it. curry finishes with 27 points and the warriors beat l.a., 110-106. finally the old saying goes you should dance like nobody's watching. ♪ well, more than 18 million have watched payton henderson bust these moves at a high school basketball tournament last week. the video caught the attention of late late show host james corden. he flew payton and his whole family to los angeles and then got down with the 11-year-old. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪
a pilot making an emergency landing in minnesota hit a moving car on tuesday. the plane touched down in the middle of traffic on a highway but it caught up to a ford fusion. the propeller sliced through the body creating a striped pattern on the driver's side. the plane came to rest in front of a home. amazingly no one was hurt in the collision. off the california coast sea lion pups are beaching themselves in big numbers. more than 2,200 so far this year. john blackstone has more on what's causing this and what's being done to save them. >> reporter: beaches on the channel islands off southern - california
are crowded with female sea lions and their pups born last summer but in the ocean where the mothers hunt for food, fish are hard to find. sea lion pups are starving. they're showing up thin and hungry, stranded on beaches all along the coast at a rate some 20 times greater than in a normal year. at the marine mammal center in sausalito about 200 pups are being nursed back to health. dr. clair simeon is a veterinarian. >> they come in to us about 20 pounds, some a little less, a little more. they should be closer to 60 or 70 pounds. >> reporter: the pups arrive, often suffering from pneumonia, parasites, so weak they have to be fed through tubes. >> we're feeding them as quickly as we can but some animals don't make it. we've seen about a 60% success rate so far. >> reporter: scientists believe unusually warm water in the pacific has driven away the fish
sea lions usually eat. dr. shawn johnson is a director. >> we have some of the highest water temperatures ever recorded off the california coast here. >> the fish don't like that. >> no. the sardines and anchovies, the main fish for the sea lions, they move farther north. >> reporter: they're going through about a thousand pounds of fish a day. once the young sea lions are well enough to eat normally, they're almost ready to be returned to the wild. they are released into colder waters in northern california where fish should be easier to find. john blackstone, cbs news, sausalito, california. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the investigation into the crash of germanwings flight 9525. allen pizzey is in germany. plus, the backlash against newly named daily show host trevor noah over past jokes.
and we'll take you to an upskate shooting range that offers the amenities of a country club. finally google is spreading pacman fever for april fools day. users of google maps can turn it into the class cam games. they click an icon and enter a location in the bar. it can be played on google maps, desktops, and mobile versions. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm alison harmelin. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
just last night there was another security breach. we'll have more on that in just a moment. good morning, it is wednesday april one, april fool's. >> not looking at liz here but her producer already nailed me on that. frank, what's that on your nose. really? i had just done a tease, what? april fool's. [ laughter ] i tried that before. >> hey, it's going to rain! >> april fool's! [ laughter ] >> you know that one is a joke, right? >> maybe on easter? >> i was talking about that with you guys a little earlier. we have a good chance now of rain showers on easter afternoon. we'll talk more about that at 4:48. right now check out napa, 39 degrees. when was the last time we have seen that? 49 in in mountain view. the winds will increase out of the northwest up to 20, not as windy as yesterday, breezy. that full forecast.