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another security scare at the white house. the secret service arrests an intruder who scaled the fence on the south lawn. dangerous and drenching weather in the forecast for millions today. a slow moving storm heads east and threatens to dump up to 2 inches of rain from the mid-atlantic to new england. royal expectations. all of great britain is buzzing with the impending birth of prince william's and kates second baby. ♪ and country gold. miranda lambert and luke bryan take home the top honors at the academy of the country music awards. captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs
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this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, april 20th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning six people are under arrest in connection with a terrorism investigation tracking young people who have tried to join extremist groups overseas. the joint terrorism task force investigation was based in minnesota. the arrests were made in minneapolis and san diego. the investigation was tracking youths who have already travelled to syria or tried to to fight with militants including the islamic state. a handful of minnesotans have traveled to syria to fight with militantses this last year. at least one has died. now another white house fence jumper is under arrest. the secret service says the intruder hopped the fence around 10:30 on the south side of the white house.
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that's the side that faces the washington monument. the white house lawn was bathed in spotlights. the intruder was immediately grabbed by uniformed secret service officers. the "washington post" reports the intruder carried a package that turned out to be harmless. it's unclear why the intruder jumped the fence. this morning the risk of severe weather extends across the southeast, and the storm system is headed up the atlantic coast. tornado watches are posted in louisiana, arkansas, mississippi, and tennessee. the cleanup continues this morning after strong winds, rain, and possibly a tornado swept through aiken, south carolina, yesterday, but no injuries are reported. eric fisher, meteorologist of our boston station wbz has the forecast. >> it was a very stormy weekend across the southeast. now that severe weather threat is moved toward the east coast as we head into monday to kick off the week. a big sprawling storm system. heavy rainfall moving up through philly, new york and over toward boston by the afternoon and also thunderstorms that will pop during the afternoon and evening. with these we could see some
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segments of damaging winds and large hail outside the i-95 corridor. it could be a rough commute. highlighting the area from central p.a. on down the east coast into central parts of florida, a fairly rare to end threat could rule out an isolated tornado. mostly hail. in terms of that heavy rain plus the wind coming in off the water, big boston marathon taking place for monday morning and it's going to be a very trying afternoon for a lot of the runners there. wind will be in the faces of many of them and heavy rainfall into the afternoon. the overall story for this week, the colder air taking back a lot of residents here in the eastern and central united states. a person reminiscent of winter but not quite as cold as january. i'm eric fisher, meteorologist of the cbs news. this morning another case of possible abuse by police. the baltimore police department is conducting a criminal investigation into the death of freddie gray. he died yesterday a week after he was arrested.
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mark albert has our report. >> reporter: this amateur video shows a limp freddie gray being carried, his feet dragging on the ground, being put into a police van. there he was put in additional restraints. 30 minutes later please called an ambulance. he spent the next week in a coma. his mother did not want to be identified when she spoke to the station. >> hmm-mm. they didn't check my son. >> no justice, no peace! >> reporter: relatives and friends held a protest saturday. police won't say why four bicycle officers first stopped the 27-year-old, why he ran from them, or how he became critically hurt. on sunday hours after his death, baltimore mayor stephanie rawlings-blake urged calm. >> i want citizens to know how it happened. i assure you we'll hold the right people accountable. >> in a statement she's calling
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for the police to release the surveillance video. they're holding it until they're absolved of all responsibility. mark albert, cbs news, washington. one of the largest forensic scandals in this country's history is unfolding possibly affecting the outcomes of hundreds of trials including more than a dozen where the death penalty was implemented. the fbi reportedly admits experts in hair analysis division gave flawed testimony for more than two decades. jericka duncan reports. >> reporter: before dna testing became prevalent, the fbi relied heavily on visual analysis of evidence, sometimes building cases on microscopic analysis of hair, but in 2012 federal officials launched an investigation after the "washington post" reported that flawed forensic hair matches might have led to the convictions of hundreds of innocent people. in a full report the innocence project and the national
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association of criminal defense lawyers will say that from the 1970s through 1999, 25 of 29 fbi forensic examiners made errors in their testimony, impacting 257 cases. the report also says out of 18 executions, 12 of them had errors in either testimony or lab reports. innocence project co-founder peter neufeld says this could mean hundreds of appeals nationwide. >> the first order of business, frankly, is the fbi and doj has to redouble their efforts to get the transcripts of the hundreds and hundreds of cases of people where fbi agents gave exaggerated testimony. >> reporter: the justice department issued a statement saying the department and fbi are committed to ensuring that affected defendants are notified of past errors and that justice is done in every instance.
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not all case had to d with matching hair animal sis. the somali terrorist group ail shah bad is claiming responsibility. a baltimore blast hit a bus carried u.n. workers in somalia. at least six people are dead. al shabaab is linked to al qaeda and is related to the kenyan college that left 148 people dead. this morning they're searching for hundreds of migrants missing in the mediterranean after a smuggler's boat overturned off the libyan coast. as of last night only a dozen have been rescued and 24 recovered. the boat was headed from libya to europe. a surge of migrants have been making the dangerous trip to escape turmoil in north africa and the middle east. and isis is sending a chilling message to christians in areas it controls. the terror group released a video that reports to show the
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mass execution of ethiopian christians in libya. a masked fighter with a pistol says christians must convert to islam. they line up the victims. some are shot. others are beheaded on the beach. the rise of isis has been fuelled in large part by the four-year civil war in syria. in 2013 a chemical gas attack killed 1,400 civilians on the outskirts of damascus. on "60 minutes" scott karnes showed it. he was in damascus the day of the attack. >> what witness sticks in your mind as the person you cannot forget? >> there are several. a child of 7 or 8 who lost most
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of his family. a woman of -- in her early 30s who lost her entire family her husband and all her kids. a man who of his 20 members he was the only one left alive. >> you can see scott pelley's full "60 minutes" report "a crime against humanity" by going to cbsnews.com. a warning, many of the images are disturbing to watch. 30,000 runners kick off the boston marathon this morning under heightened security. metal gates line the race route near the starting line. extra security cameras are set up at the finish where twin bombs killed three people and injured more than 260 others in 2013. >> for 20 years you have honored the memories of your loved ones you have inspired us with the power of your renewal, you have reminded us that we should all live by the oklahoma standard.
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service, honor, kindness. >> and former president bill clinton helped honor the 168 victims of the oklahoma city bombing sunday on the 20th anniversary of that attack. well coming up on the "morning news" now, a new aspirin benefit. we'll look at how the drug might affect gastrointestinal cancer. and we'll take you to london as the world waits for the newest addition of the royal family. this is the "cbs morning news." to london as they wait for the newest ee addition to the royal family. this is the "cbs morning news." anoro ellipta. it helps people with copd breathe better for a full 24hours. anoro ellipta is the first fda-approved product containing two long-acting bronchodilators in one inhaler. anoro is not for asthma. anoro contains a type of medicine that increases risk of death in people with asthma.
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excitement is building this morning in london for the arrival of the royal ba excitement is building this morning in london for the arrival of the royal baby. the second child of prince william and his wife duchess kate is thought to be due this week, but the media frenzy is more subdued than it was for the birth of prince george less than two years ago. susan mcginnis is in london. cheerio, susan. >> cheers.
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hello, anne-marie. good morning. it is definitely more subdued. princess kate is late by over a week. reporters amass outside waiting day after day, a different scene this time, but there is no lack of excitement. >> reporter: the most ardent royal watchers are already waiting outside the linda wing of st. mary's hospital in london. >> to see kate come out with the baby and experience part of history. >> reporter: prince william's and kate's second child will be fourth in line to the british throne behind father, grandfather, and big brother george who captured the audience when he was born in 2013. >> it's been a while since we've had a direct heir to the throne. >> reporter: the press pens outside st. mary's hospital here in london are empty. the press and fans are being kept away until kate is admitted.
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that's quite a difference from two years ago when prince george was born. >> we're camped out in nearby hotels. >> we're very excited about it. >> reporter: while even the duke and duchess of cambridge don't know the sex of the new baby a new poll shows both americans and brits agree -- >> it's a girl, it's a girl, it's a girl. >> reporter: -- they're hoping prince george gets a little sister. the smart money right now, anne-marie, is on a blond girl named alice. >> all right. susan mcginnis in london. thank you, susan. straight ahead now, fashion frenzy. shoppers at target go crazy for an iconic resort brand. and later miranda lambert fires up the stage and wins big at the acm. an fda-approved treatment that significantly reduces headache days for adults with chronic migraine.
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approval of ten more projects in the gulf of mexico after the oil spill. the news comes on the fifth anniversary of the deepwater horizon accident that killed 11 workers. the project announced today announces restoring the sea turtle population along the gulf. huge demand for the lilly pulitzer collection has caused a frenzy at the target stores. it also overwhelmed the website. the limited collection sold out within minutes at target stores and online. by yesterday afternoon they broke the news to customers that no more inventory would be available. stocks on wall street finished a week lower dragged by less than stellar closing for the week. the dow finished 231 points lower for the week. the s&p lost 20 points, and the nasdaq was down 63 points. a just released study finds aspirin may help ward off gastrointestinal cancers. harvard researchers listed beta
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covering 82,000 women and 47,000 men. they found a 20% lower risk of gastrointestinal cancers among those taking aspirin two or more times a week. researchers say more study is needed. and kraft is reportedly removing artificial preservatives and colors in its iconic macaroni and cheese. the chicago true bine says kraft will remove the dyes that produce that yellow and orange color. instead they'll use spice like paprika and tumeric. the new recipes begin shipping next year. anne-marie? >> normally i would say don't mess with something, don't mess with infection, but actually that sounds pretty good. i like spices. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. when we return, country's reigning king. we'll tell you who took the award again at last night's country music awards. who took the award again at last night's country music awards. boost® original nutritional drink. each delicious serving provides...
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. country music had a big night in texas. the academy of country music celebrated its 50th anniversary with a star-studded show at at&t stadium in arlington. suzanne marques has all the highlights. >> luke bryan! >> reporter: luke bryan spoiled miranda's run winning the coveted entertainer of the year award. >> to win entertainer was a very special night. it was a ten times ten. ♪ >> reporter: lambert has never won the top ward, but she has plenty of trophies. she won four times sunday including album of the year for platinum. female vocalist of the year and song of the year. lambert says album of the year
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was an especially tough win. >> i own all of those records and they're all great, so, you know it's those kinds of categories where you feel really honored to be there. >> reporter: for a third year in a row jason aldean is the male vocalist of the year. >> i'm really stunned, man. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the academy moved its show to the stadium where the dallas cowboys play. there were plenty of tributes from meryl haig art to the victims of the oklahoma city bombing to the troops. the academy handed out seven 509 anniversary milestone awards. the recipients including george strait reba mcentire, and taylor swift. >> i'm so happy -- so happy to have learned to write songs in a town like nashville. >> reporter: it's called the
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do you consider yourself a patriot? >> no. i'm a mailman. >> the postal worker who landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the u.s. capitol is on home detention in florida this morning. doug hughes faces up to four years in prison for the stunt. the 61-year-old is frustrated. his message is being drowned out amid security concerns. >> we've got bigger problems in this country than fussing about whether orr not the security around d.c. is ironclad, okay? we need to be worried not so much about whether people can fly into d.c. but where the piles of money are going in congress. >> hughes will wear an electronic monitoring bracelet
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until his next court appearance in washington next month. something scientists call the blob could be the drought buster california has been waiting for. as carter evans reports, the blob may be coming, but not soon enough. >> reporter: hot dry weather fuelled the nearly 1,000-acre fire east of los angeles that forced hundreds from their homes. evacuation orders were lifted with cooler weather on the way. and for parts of southern california, an even more dramatic change could be coming says nasa climatologist josh willis. >> we're watching a very big blob of warm water in the central pacific right now and it's headed our way. >> why a blob? >> we would call it a temperature anomaly back when i was in grad school but blob has a better ring to it. >> reporter: when the drought began in 2011, the warm water was in the middle of the pacific ocean, but then it began to change and shift to where it is now along the coast. scientists cannot say for sure
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whether the change in water temperature will cause a wet weather pattern called el nino which is capable of producing torrential downpours. we were told last year we were going to get an el nino and rhett rainy weather. >> well, el nino from last year turned out to be el wimpo. >> reporter: the impact is already visible here along the california coast where malnourished sea lions washed ashore all winter as the fish they feed on headed out to sea in search of cooler water. >> very often it's the biology that has the first indication that the climate is about to change. >> reporter: and perhaps finally put an end to what seems like an endless drought. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," dr. holly williams on hearings this morning to regulate home oh pathic medicine. plus more on kraft changing
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its recipe for mack and cheese. mellody hobson has the details. and rapper ll cool j of the hit show ncis los angeles joins us in studio. >> and jon lester he fields a ground ball but he can't seems to get the ball out of his glove so he tosses it to anthony rizzo. he catches it but they beat them 5-2. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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time is 4-- here's roberta gonzales with a check of weather. good morning everyone. it is monday april 20. i'm michelle.
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>> hi everyone i'm frank. it is nearly 4:30 and where did the weekend go? >> where did it go? very quickly here. >> it sure did. >> we had stunning weather lots of sunshine and a big transition for your day today. into the 50s across the board from 53 in san francisco to 55 in livermore. the numbers are coming down. 50s, 60s, 70s your full forecast coming up. and they should have picked up the closure. various lane locks in the area so crews are going to be out there between oakland airport and downtown oakland for a while longer so we'll tell you how it's effecting your monday morning drive. >> monday, monday, monday. >> elizabeth thank you. >> thank you liz. san francisco gearing up today for the biggest pot party of the year. thousands of people are expect

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