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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, february 17th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." battle for the bench. president obama issues a challenge to senate republicans, saying they have no constitutional grounds to refuse consideration of a new supreme court nominee. order to unlock. a federal judge tells apple it must help the fbi hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. rock 'n' roll returns to paris. eagles of death metal take the stage in defiance, three months after being targeted by
terrorists. and meet the leader of the pack. a german shorthaired pointer takes home top honors at the westminster dog show. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. president obama fired back at senate who say they won't consider his nominee for fill justice antonin scalia of the supreme court. a funeral is planned for saturday. speaking in california yesterday, mr. obama said the constitution is clear and the senate has no grounds to refuse a vote. >> there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that's not in the constitutional text.
i'm amused when i hear people who claim to be strict interpreters of the constitution, suddenly reading into it a whole series of provisions that are not there. there is more than enough time for the senate to consider, in a thoughtful way, the record of a nominee that i present and to make a decision. >> senator chuck grassley, chairman of the senate judiciary committee, which would hold hearings on the nomination is one of several republicans they are indicating they might be april to doing just that, holding hearings. grassley said he would wait until the nomination is made before making any decision. the campaign weighed in to replace him taking aim at donald trump. don champion has our report. >> reporter: donald trump took aim at president obama in south carolina on tuesday night moments after the commander in chief said this.
>> i continue to believe that mr. trump will not be president. the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> reporter: trump still commands a double-digit lead in the pal meadow state. >> i've never seen a human being lie so much. he lies about everything. >> he didn't tell the truth about ben carson in iowa and not telling the truth about my position on marriage. >> reporter: the texas senator fired back. >> they don't respond on substance. they just scream liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: on the democratic side, hillary clinton is trying to maintain a lead of south carolina. tuesday, she and bernie sanders courted minority voters. >> it's not enough for your economic plan to be breakup the banks. you need a plan to address the generations of underinvestment and neglect. >> we need to provide substantial help to hbcu who have done a great job. >> reporter: democrats hold their primary in south carolina
a week from this saturday. now president obama still has not said whether he intends to endorse sanders or clinton. he also has not said when he plans to do so. >> don champion here in new york, thanks a lot, don. jeb bush is getting pounded on social media for a tweet apparently designed to appeal to gun owners. the tweet showed a handgun with bush's name engraved on it. it has a one-word caption -- america. it did not go over well on twitter where there was a flurry of mocking negative responses. the new york "daily news" was more direct calling the presidential candidate adult. apple says it will oppose any order from a federal judge to help the fbi hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. in a letter to apple customers, ceo tim cook calls the implications of the demand chilling, ultimately making apple users less secure. syed farook and his wife killed
14 people at a holiday party last december. the fbi has been unable to get past the p urity system that can erase the phone's content. >> for a company to appear to acquiesce to a government request to decrypt a phone or to assist in its decryption could hurt sales. >> the justice department is arguing that the encryption technology threatens its ability to uncover important evidence. we will get analysis of apple's decision coming up on "cbs this morning" from rikki klieman. this morning u.s. stealth fighters flew over south korea in a show of force between the two koreas. the jets arrived at japan and based near seoul. the f-22 raptor is one of the most advanced fighter jets in the world. the u.s. would not say just how long the four jets will be deployed in south korea. pope francis wraps up his visit to mexico today.
he'll become the first pope to visit the u.s./mexican border where he plans to go to a prison and meet with mexican workers and show his concern for the plight of migrants. adriana diaz reports. >> reporter: pope francis will celebrate mass before hundreds of thousands in juarez later today and 50 miles from the border in el paso, texas. >> the plan after the mass, he will walk up to the fence and offer a personal prayer for migrants. >> reporter: tuesday, the pope told 45,000 young people that they are the wealth of the future and urged them to avoid the lure of the areas prolific drug trade. the pope said he knows it's hard for youth to feel valued when they have lost so many young ones to drug violence. reminiscent of a concert, one person shouted we love you, pope francis. not everyone is happy that the pope is here.
some call his visit a diversion. how many people do you think are unhappy with the pope here? 10%? 20%? >> no. i think a little bit more. like 40%, 45%, because they think that the money should be in other areas. >> reporter: the hash tag i don't want the pope to come has appeared on twitter. this man stated the estimated 10 million dollars spent for his visit should go to education, health, and employment. but millions of others disagree and have embraced the pope at every turn. adriana diaz, cbs news, mexico city. smoke filled a boston subway station, forcing people to evacuate through train windows. a third rail problem disabled tw and caused motors to overheat. smoke filled the station. passengers started kicking out train windows. passengers say there was panic and chaos, but there are no reports of any serious injuries. the weather in south florida today is forecast to be much
improved over yesterday morning when a string of tornadoes tore through the miami area. at least four tornadoes hit the area during rush hour tuesday. winds of over 100 miles per hour damaged buildings and caused all kinds of problems on roadways. no serious injuries were reported, though. and there was record snow in rochester, new york. over 18 inches. the second snowiest february day ever reported and more snow is not forecast for today. coming up on the "morning news." emotional return. the band eagles of death metal played for its first full show since the paris terror attacks. and, later, we will tell you who is blaming beyonce for inciting violence. this is the "cbs morning news."
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it was a rock 'n' roll redemption. security was tight and emotions were high as paris olympia theater. eagles of death metal playing their fir fir their first show in the city of lights since the terrorist attack. the california rockers were on stage when gunmen stormed the bataclan theater. som survivors of the attack were back in the audience last night. a tennessee sheriff is blaming beyonce for shooting. the government's cyberstrike option against iran. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the new york times" is reporting on an abandoned u.s. plan for a cyberattack against iran. the obama administration reportedly wanted a way to cripple iran short of all-out war. the operation was code named nitro zeus and dropped last summer after iran agreed to disable nuclear weapon facilities. the "l.a. times" is reporting the start of an accused serial killer's trial. ronnie franklin, jr., is charged in the death of nine women and a
15-year-old girl. the killings started more than 30 years ago. it came to be known as the grim sleeper case because of an apparent 14-year gap in the murders. "the washington post" is reporting new blood donations deadlines prompted by the zika virus. faeds food and drug administration says anyone expected or exposed to the virus shouldn't get a report within four weeks. no reports of zika entering the u.s. blood supply. ronda rousey says she contemplated suicide after a devastating defeat. >> what am i any more if i'm not this? i thought about killing myself in that exact second. i thought i'm nothing. what do i do any more? >> the ultimate fighting star admitted her feelings to ellen degeneres. rousey had been undefeated before losing to holly holm last november. rousey said her boyfriend helped her overcome her emotional low point. the san gabriel tribune
reports on a abandoned baby. new surveillance video shows a pregnant homeless woman entered a bath warm of a subway shop on monday. police say the baby born was born in a toilet and he was found after she left. the infant is okay. the woman is hospitalized and facing charges. and the daily news journal of tennessee reports a sheriff who is linking beyonce to shots fired near his house. he and his family were home at the time, but no one was hurt. the officer says the singer's bowl show may have inspired hatred of police. the suspect fled. it's not known if the sheriff's home was specifically targeted. still ahead, singer paul mccartney is turned away at the velvet rope. watch how he is snubbed at the entrance of a party hosted by tigga. is turned away from a party hosted by tigga. being a part of helping people in need is who i am.
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place he is sure to look -- twitter! >> good point. on the cbs "moneywatch" a move to halt oil productions and to stop free-falling prices. and easier to book a flight to havana. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. four of the world's largest oil producers have agreed to freeze production if other countries do the same. representatives of the four countries russia, saudi arabia and qatar and venezuela met in the oil capital yesterday. oil prices have dropped to their lowest price in more than a decade. all of those countries except russia are opec members. so far, opec has refused to cut its official opec quotas and this deal could hinge on iran. despite another slump in the price of oil, the dow gained 222 points and s&p rose 30, nasdaq finished 98 points higher. united states and cuba agreed to resume scheduled air
traffic commercially for the first time in more than 50 years. the new deal could mean as many as 110 flights a day and it would possibly begin this fall. it was back late in 2014 the u.s. and cuba announced they would start normalizing relations. >> american is trying to to get its wi-fi provider go go and hoping to get out of its contract. american says go go hasn't kept up with technology and there are faster, more reliable, and less expensive options. the ft. worth star telegram first reported on that lawsuit. american says reliable internet is one of the most reliable factors for customers. and something for youngsters. their very own tesla model a. radio flyer says the kiddie version of the battery-powered sports car costs $499. the target driver is age 3 to 8.
the mini version of tesla s has lithium ion batteries and working trunk and can go more than 6 miles per hour. the cars will start shipping in may. where were these when we were kids? >> that is pretty much the only tesla i can afford! jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. more winners in that record setting powerball jackpot are stepping forward. florida lottery officials will introduce them at a news conference today. three winning tickets were sold in the 1.6 billion dollar drawing. a tennessee man has already claimed part of that prize. still ahead. see spot run. we will show you the great brown freckled dog that won top prize at the westminster dog show.
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we need -- work on it. >> how much more of a vip do you really need to be? paul mccartney was denied access to a grammys after-party hosted by rapper tigga on monday night. his all-star entourage included taylor hawks among others. turned out they were at the wrong party and having taking heat on social media, tiga tweeted he had nothing to doing with stopping the ex-beatle at the door. the owners of this year's westminster kennel club dog show winner say the dog takes his name in stride. jamie yuccas introduces us to cj. >> best in show dog tonight in 2016 is the german shorthaired pointer. >> reporter: a 3-year-old german shorthaired pointer named cj is best in show.
his breeder and shower and handler says cj is an old show. >> he is a serious show dog. when he gets in there, we are all business. when he goes home, he is all pet. >> head judge dr. richard mean explains why he singled out cj. >> alert, bright, paying attention. >> reporter: the competition started with nearly 3,000 canines from 199 breeds. only the seven top dogs made it to the final. lucy, panda, anibal, roomer, cj. boki and charlie, all bounded onto the green carpet at madison square garden tuesday night. seven new breeds were added to the competition this year. all of them meeting and greeting and primping about a mile and a half from the arena. most of the competitors then arrived by bus to adoring fans. >> i just think they are super adorable and want to look at them all the time. >> reporter: cj will now embark on a whirlwind media tour. jamie yuccas, cbs news, new york. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders. >> trump trump. trump trump. trump trump trump trump. >> hello. who is this? >> this is donald trump. hello, stephen! >> donald trump? donald trump? okay. listen, i got to make sure this is really you and not somebody abusing the trump phone. say something only donald trump would say. >> well, i could say, you're fired! >> i'm not sure you're the only one who would say that to me, but thank you very much. >> late show host stephen
colbert taking a special call from the trump phone from donald trump. >> i got a suggestion. why don't you have a swear jar and every time you say a bad word, you put a billion dollars in it. >> that's a good idea. >> okay? the mayor of crystal city, texas, was taken away in handcuffs last night. >> what do you have to say about all of this? >> mayor ricardo lopez was arrested after an apparent scuffle with citizens during a city council meeting. police say lopez was inciting a riot. the meeting was to discuss recalling the mayor who is being investigated for corruption. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we sit down with defense secretary ash carter on the fight against isis in syria and the role of russia. plus, cbs news travel editor peter greenberg goes for a ride in a driverless car to show us just how far the technology has come.
>> reporter: to see where driverless cars are heading. we went for a ride with professor raj where the technology was created over 30 years ago. for all of those people who are telling us we are going to be driving in a driverless car tomorrow, you say? >> just wait. the magic all happens in here. >> reporter: that's right. keep waiting. because despite all this technology and decades of research, the driverless car still has a long way to go. and actress kate hudson joins us in the studio with her new lifestyle book. that's all ahead on "cbs this morning." that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. we will leave you with late late show host james corden of carpool karaoke and this is with
there. no rain, either. but that's about to change. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's wednesday, february 17. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. yes, roberta joins us now to let us know when that is going to change. >> we do already have some rain that's falling in the far north bay. but otherwise, it's gradually going to slip across the bay area. it's live, hi-def doppler radar. and look at the green on the screen. that indicates we have some light rainfall primarily around the lakeport area and clearlake. currently take a look at these temperatures because that is about as warm as it is going to get today. yes! we are still at 66 degrees in oakland and in san francisco. later today we'll have a weather advisory that you need to know about. we'll talk about that coming up. >> good morning. we do start off with an accident in daly city southbound 280 connector to highway 1. you have at least one lane blocked for an injury accident overturn vehicle. a lot of activity there on scene. elsewhere, though, traffic quiet at the bay bridge but a wind advisory in effect. more on