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dangerous weather threatening much of the country today. severe storms are in friday's forecast for millions of americans. an under the dangerous weather threatening much of the country today. severe storms are in friday's forecast for millions of americans. an under the radar flight puts washington on alert. the landing of a small helicopter on the capitol lawn could spark new hearings on d.c. security. >> hello. i'm stuck in this plane. i'm in this plane. >> you're where? in-flight emergency. a 911 call made by an alaskan airlines worker who became trapped in the cargo hold of a passenger jet. trapped in the cargo hold of a >> we're home. and a galaxy far, far away feel as little closer. the next trailer for the next
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"star wars" movie sends sci-fi fans into orbit. next star wars movie captioning funded by cbs ptioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, april 17th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin this morning with another flare-up of potentially severe weather that's expected to last througout the day. the risk of damaging winds, hail, and possible tornadoes stretches from the central plains to the gulf coast. the system is made up of a string of storms. texas, oklahoma, kansas, alabama, florida, and mississippi are at particular risk. this tornado touched down in western oklahoma last night. it was on the ground for about nine minutes. the storm also produced quarter size hail, but there were no reports of serious damage or injury. it was one of ten tornados
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reported yesterday, many in the oklahoma/texas area. in north texas near amarillo there was flash flooding. 4 inches of rain fell there yesterday. parts of the texas panhandle were swamped by the storm described as a supercell. drivers were stranded and some residents couldn't leave or get to their homes. and overnight in colorado snow. several inches of snow mixed with rain in denver. by tonight some higher elevations could get some 3 feet. the snow has made for rough travel. numerous wrecks have been reported. winter storm warnings are posted through saturday. well, the florida postman who stunned washington by landing his small helicopter on the capitol lawn is expected to return to his home in florida today. by flying undetected through restricted airspace, doug hughes set off a monsoon of questions and finger-pointing. edward lawrence is in washington. good morning, edward. >> good morning, anne-marie.
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a federal judge released douglas hughes on his own reconnaissance. he was deemed not a flight risk but will wear a gps. doug hughes left a washington, d.c., courthouse a free man for now. >> did it go like you expected? >> no. >> reporter: the 61-year-old man flew his gyrocopter under radar. past the white house and washington monument before landing on the west lawn of the capitol. he's been charged with knowingly operating an unlicensed aircraft and violating national defense airspace. he faces up to four years in prison. hughes has been given home detention in florida and he's been ordered to stay out of the sky. >> they want to effectively deter people from conducting similar missions but they don't want to waste resources sending a 61-year-old man who has no violent tendencies to federal prison. >> reporter: hughes was urging congress to take up campaign reform.
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the content of the letters was less important than how they got here. >> the chain that's going to happen afterward is going to invoke a lot of questions by members. if you didn't detect it, why, and if you did, why didn't we hear about it. >> reporter: minority leader nancy pelosi was alarmed at the capitol that one of the most visible and secure buildings could be so easily breached. >> it's a stunning finding and we're interesting in getting answers to that. >> reporter: lawmakers plan to hold hearings looking into the incident. the flight caused or prompted security concerns to be more aware for police around the white house and also the capitol hill. the national parks service and secret service are working to improve the fence around the white house. anne-marie? >> edward lawrence in washington. thank you, edward. this morning an ohio man who prosecutors say trained with a syria-based affiliate of al queda is being held on charges that he planned to launch a terrorist attack here on the united states.
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david martin reports. >> reporter: according to the report police say this 23-year-old said he wanted to kill americans, especially members of the armed forces, police officers, or anyone else in uniform. specifically he wanted to go to a military base in texas and kill three or four soldiers execution style. his backup plan was allegedly to attack a prison. the indictment alleged mohammed travelled to syria one year ago, flying to turkey and crossing the border to join his brother who was already fighting for the radical islamic group called al nusra. in syria 'he received training in weapons explosives breaking and entering, and hand-to-hand combat, but before he could get to the front lines, he was stopped from carrying out an attack. a naturalized citizen from somalia, mohammed has already made one court appearance back in february when he was brought up on state charges in ohio and held on a million dollars bail. mohammed's attorney says
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his client will plead not guilty to the charges which carries a maximum sentence of 38 years in prison. as for mohammed's brother, he was killed fighting in syria. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. in iraq this morning isis troops are moving closer to controlling the city of ramadi western baghdad, and the anbar province. isis has overrun three villages close to ramadi. u.s. warplanes have been hitting isis targets in the area for days, and they have broken the perimeter of iraq's largest oil refinery. iraq's prime minister has been in washington this week consulting with the obama administration. al abadi told charlie rose he did not ask for american troops. >> there's no need for troops or boots on the ground. we didn't ask for it and we don't have that in mind or in planning and we sep that. >> you can see more of charlie
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rose's interview coming up on "cbs this morning." there are more allegations this morning that the tulsa reserve deputy who shot an unarmed man to death didn't have the training he claims. cbs news has obtained robert bates' record and they show more than 400 hours of training but sources close to the sheriff's office tells cbs news that some of those records were false filed and that the officers were pressured to make the changes, and the documents do not include certification to carry the .357 revolver he used to shoot harris. the tulsa sheriff's office says it's reviewed the entire reserve deputy program. bates, an insurance executive, said he thought he was holding his stun gun when he fired the fatal shot. coming up on the "morning news" now, a desperate 911 call. >> flight 448, can you please have somebody stop this? >> a baggage worker trapped in a plane's cargo hold makes a plea for help.
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lady antebellum singer hillary scott is safe after her tour bus caught on fire. scott, her husband, their tour manager, and the driver all escaped without injury. the fire badly damaged the bus though. an idaho man is being credited this morning with a heroic rescue. police in lewiston say 29-year-old jason warnok pulled the driver from an suv hanging from the edge of a cliff. he smashed the passenger side window with a rock and pulled the man to safety. the driver suffered minor injuries. only a chain link fence prevented the suv from plunging three stories below. newly released 911 call of
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bagger carrier trapped in a cargo hold. he had fallen asleed. >> when it returns to the airport just 14 minutes after takeoff monday it was carrying a passenger not on the manifest. a baggage worker had taken a nap in a pressurized cargo hold and awoke to a nightmare. >> 911. >> hello. i'm caught in this plane. >> you're where? >> i'm inside a plane. i feel like it's moving in the air. flight 448. can you please have somebody stop it? >> where are you in a plane at? >> after about 45 seconds the call disconnects. >> are you by yourself or with somebody? >> by myself. please! >> the 911 operator tried calling back but got no answer. the trapped man had also called for help using something a bit more analogue, his hands.
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>> i think we have a noise from the baggage compartment. it could be a person in there. so we're going to come back around. >> the plane landed minutes later. the worker was unharmed. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. all right. straight ahead, cyber controversy. wikileaks defends giving everyone access to leaked documents in the sony hack attack. and the old "star wars" gang is back. a look at the new trailer for episode 7. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by international delight. leave a little room for delight. international delight. leave a little room for delight. introducing new flonase allergy relief nasal spray. this changes everything. new flonase outperforms a leading allergy pill so you will inhale life. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over-producing
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. this morning public health officials are sounding the alarm about the soaring use of electronic cigarettes among teens. the cdc says the number of high school students who tried e-cigarettes tripled in one year. it jumped to more than 13% in 2014 from about 4% the year before. traditional cigarette use fell to a record low. smoking kills more than 480,000 americans each year. on the "cbs moneywatch" now, a big leap for cable tv as
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verizon decides to unbundle. and a peek at the new "star wars" trailer. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. rents are on the rise and the bad news is that's not going to change. the average u.s. rent rose 14% since 2010. that's 4 percentage points faster than inflation. this year rents are expected to rise another 3.3% to an average of $1,161. the one reason for that is young people find jobs and leave home while more people are apartment hunting. this morning sony pictures is blasting wikileaks for putting thousands of sony documents online in a searchable form. these are documents that were stolen in last year's crippling cyber attacks. wikileaks founder julian assange says they're newsworthy and at the center of geopolitical
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contacts. the sony hacking attack came just before the release of "the interview" the comedy on the assassination of north korean leader kim jong-un. the obama administration said the north korean cree was behind the attack. stocks are on the rise after slowly slighting slower. the dow slips 6 points, the s&p dropped 1%. the nasdaq dropped 3 points. >> they'll be offering slimmed down tv packages. starting sunday fios customers can sign up for certain groups of channels they want to watch. a slim package of tv channels will include the typical broadcasters. the cheapest plan will cost $55 a month and include two channel packs. the chairman of the house committee that oversees aviation legislation says he has a, quote, private and personal relationship with an airline industry lobbyist.
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congressman bill schuster a republican from pennsylvania says his relationship with shelley rubino is unrelated to his work. she works for airlines for america, a trade association. she does not lobby schuster directly, but he got more contributions from the airlines industry last year than any other congressman, over $128,000. and sci-fi fans are drooling after getting an early glimpse of the upcoming "star wars" movie "the force awakens." ♪ >> disney released the 90-second trailer yesterday. it shows x-wing battles, light saber battles, storm troopers some new characters, and some familiar faces. >> chewy, we're home.
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>> harrison ford reprices his role of hans solo. the movie comes out december 18th. anne-marie? >> i have one prediction for that movie or december 18. a whole lot of people will be calling in sick. a mysterious flu at that time. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. adrian peterson is cleared to play in the nfl once again. the minnesota vikings' running back was reinstated thursday. he missed most of last season while dealing with child abuse allegations. peterson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and agreed to go to counseling. it's unclear if he'll continue to play for the vikings though. peterson's agent says he no longer wants to play for minnesota. when we return, an espn reporter is caught on tape letting the insults fly. >> do you feel good about your job? so i could be a college dropout and do the same thing? >> we will tell you who britt mchenry was talking to and why she's sorry now. who brit mchenry was talking to and why she's sorry now. one helps keep you awake- the other helps you sleep.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. this morning dr. oz is under fire from fell low physicians. ten prominent doctors from around the country are calling on columbia university to oust oz from his faculty position. they say he lacks integrity from what they call quack treatments. he rejected the call citing his academic freedom. espn reporter britt mchenry will be off the air for a week after she's caught on camera berating an employee at a towing company. >> do you feel good about your job that you're a college dropout and i could do the same thing and i have a brain and you
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don't? >> well the video, which appears to be heavily edit shows mchenry criticizing the attendant's weight and threatening to sue. hours after the video surfaced espn suspended the 28-year-old for one week. she later apologized on twitter. and this morning, country's biggest stars are tuning up for the academy's country music awards. ♪ >> that's luke bryan rehearsing his hit "i see you" at the arlington stadium in texas. he's up for four awards. other stars. miranda lambert, kenny chesney, and keith urban. you can watch the 50th academy of country music awards this sunday at 8:00 7:00 central right here on cbs. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," jan crawford talks to country music's biggest stars ahead of
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comedian trevor noah takes over for jon stewart of "the daily show" later this year. debora patta has more on his upbringing and how it's influenced his comedy. >> can i ask you a question? >> reporter: whether he's portraying a california surfer girl -- >> if you're like from africa, like have you ever had aids? >> reporter: -- or savaging the double amputee track star. >> look at him. no legs no legs but he didn't let that stop him from becoming
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a killer. >> reporter: he likes to say he was born a crime. his mother a black, his father a swiss, their marriage once illegal during a partied. >> i don't care, i don't care. come tell me. i want your white man. crazy mama, crazy. my dad, you know how the swiss love chocolates, so he was -- >> reporter: the racial tensions of africa infused his humor. so do his roots where he was raised by his grandmother frances. she told us he was always getting into trouble. >> and her and i, man, ah, we have such a beautiful bond and love for each other. we have this thing ever since she hit me. >> come and full of life. come and catch me. beat me again. i didn't even feel it, you know. and then what do you do? you must laugh really. that's trevor. >> reporter: 13 years aeld his ss
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ago his agent said that noah walked into her office as a teenager with big dreams. >> he was full of pimples and said what to do with these pimples, darling. i think i was his first comedy routine. >> reporter: noah's irreverent style of humor caught up with him when he was called the head of the new "daily show." a handful of tweets have been criticized as anti-semitic and sexist, but noah has also shown scant regard for such. he once portrayed drunk abilities of bill clinton. >> i did not have sexual relations with that woman. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now the test will be whether this home grown brand of humor has the muscle to transcend south african borders. debora patta cbs news johannesburg, south africa.
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coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," dr. jon lapook looks at the e-cigarettes and their effects on teenagers. and jan crawford looks at country's biggest stars. and actor kelsey grammer joins us in the studio with his new broadway show "finding never land." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. taking a live look out at the golden gate bridge right now, looks a little empty.
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but still going to giants dugout. >> i -- but still foggy. >> miss griego, how are you? >> great, how are you? >> what's the day today? >> it is friday! so excited about that. april 17. i'm michelle griego. >> yes. and i'm brian hackney here at the ob/gyn division of -- [ laughter ] >> brian hackney! >> i was a little concerned. [overlapping speakers weather going on this morning? good to see you. >> yes. i'm pinch hitting for roberta gonzales who has the day off today. you just saw it on the live shot. you were right, mr. brian hackney! what do you know about weather! out the door, 40s in the area, inland temperatures in the mid- to upper 50s out the door. we have your full forecast forecast coming up with a little bit of everything in the


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