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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, february 18th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the thaw in u.s./cuba relations is about to take another step forward. barack obama will make the first official visit as a president to the island nation in nearly 90 years. the debate over showdown. the debate over privacy and security widens after a judge orders apple to hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. learning the hard way. a texas man says u.s. marshals pounded on his door and arrested
him, all to collect a student loan debt. and where is the cheese? the fda says some brands of graded parmesan include high levels of additives, including one made from wood pulp. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. later today, the white house will announce that president obama will make a historic visit to cuba. it will be part of a trip to latin america mr. obama is making next month. the obama administration began normalizing relations with the castro regime in 2014. this would be the first state visit by a u.s. president to the island nation since 1928. on the campaign trail, the news did not sit well with at least two republican presidential candidates, ted cruz and marco rubio who are both children of cuban immigrants who fled the castro regime.
>> they are a repressive regime. there are no elections in cuba and there is no choice in cuba. my whole problem, i want the relationship between the u.s. and cuba to change but it has to be reciprocal. >> my family has seen firsthand the evil and the oppression in cuba. we need to have a president that stands up to our enemies. for the first time, ted cruz is leading donald trump in a national poll. an nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows that cruz is leading trump. the poll was taken following the most recent debate in south carolina and the first time trump hasn't led a national poll since october. trump has threatened to sue cruz over this advertisement showing trump supporting abortion rights in a 1999 interview. yesterday, trump's lawyers sent a letter to the cruz campaign charging the ad is replete with outright lies. >> i don't think anyone is surprised that donald is threatening to sue people.
he has done that most of his adult life, but this letter really was -- look. i practiced law 20 years. and this letter pressed the bounds of the most frivolous letters and ridiculous letters i've ever seen. >> i've had great success in lawsuits and i've had great success in things i do. and i don't know if we will have a lawsuit but we certainly want to keep somebody honest. >> now two days before the south carolina republican primary, marco rubio picked up the endorsement of south carolina governor nikki haley. her endorsement was considered the most coveted among south carolina politicians. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to "face the nation" moderator and cbs news political director john dickerson about the upcoming south carolina republican primary. now to the democrats who caucus in nevada on saturday. a new poll finds the race between hillary clinton and bernie sanders dead-locked. clinton leads among voters older than 55. sanders is more popular with
younger voters. yesterday, clinton was campaigning in chicago focusing on issues affecting african-americans. she was introduced by the mother -of-san dah -- of sandra bland who died in a texas jail. >> no other young woman like sandra bland was pulled out of a car for no good reason and thrown into a jail where she was found dead. >> for his part, bernie sanders released an advertisement in south carolina and re-edited to find him more racially diverse. >> president obama will not attend justice scalia's funeral on saturday. the president and first lady plan to pay their respects tomorrow when scalia lies in repose at the supreme court. vice president biden will attend scalia's funeral. meanwhile, more republican senators say they may be willing to hold confirmation hearings when mr. obama nominates a successor to scalia. this morning, another turkish military convoy was attacked. this one in southeast turkey.
meanwhile, nine people are under arrest in connection with yesterday's deadly attack in ankara. at least 28 people were killed and dozens wounded. turkey's premier says kurdish rebels are responsible. last night, turkish war planes attacked rebel positions in iraq. the legal face-off between apple and the federal government is growing. apple's refusal to comply with a court order to unlock an iphone belonging to one of the san bernardino killers has attracted support and criticism. don champion is here in new york. don, good morning. >> good morning. this battle over the issue of privacy versus protection has been brewing for months. now it appears this case could end up going all the way to the supreme court. in the meantime, apple finds itself getting support from its biggest competitor. >> reporter: tech giant google is standing with apple as its encryption battle with the government unfolds. in a series of tweets on wednesday night, the company's chief executive questioned the
validity of a court order requiring apple to help unlock the iphone of san bernardino shooter syed farook, saying the move could set a troubling precedent. some iphone users flocked to the san francisco apple store on wednesday to voice their support. >> we understand they are standing up for us and we appreciate them standing up for us. >> reporter: farook and his wife killed 14 people in the december shooting rampage. farook's work-issued iphone 5c was found in the couple's get-away car. federal investigators want to break farook's pass code but first need apple to create software that would protect any data from the attack. mandy pfeiffer whose fiance died that day calls it common sense. >> i would be outraged if, in the future, it is used in other ways, but this is an investigation into a terrorist attack. >> reporter: in a statement, federal authorities maintained
the order and request for only for farook's phone. still, apple's ceo tim cook says comlying would have chilling consequences. the company plans to appeal as early as next week. and is prepared to take its fight to the supreme court. now a recent survey by the pugh research center found 82% of americans favored government surveillance of suspected terrorists. edward snowden, a former national security agency contractor who leaked information on government surveillance programs has voiced his support for apple. still living in exile in russia he said the tech case is the most important one in a decade. >> thanks a lot, don champion in new york. a california hospital paid about $17,000 in ransom to hackers who disabled its computer network. the hollywood presbyterian medical center noticed the computer problems this month. ten days after the attack, the problems were resolved. patient care was not affected and the fbi is investigating. pope francis arrived at the
vatican this morning after wrapping up a five-day visit to mexico. he ended his trip with a mass near the u.s. border, a symbolic gesture and a message aimed at the united states. adriana diaz reports. >> reporter: pope francis bid farewell to mexico as he boarded his plane to rome. his last stop was in juarez where he celebrated an open air mass 50 yards from the u.s. border. he delivered a blood message of solidarity with migrants. no more deaths and no more exploitation, he said. we cannot deny the humanitarian crisis, the pope said, acknowledging those who flee for a better life are often enslaved in prison or extorted. francis urged people to put a human face on victim, instead of thinking of them as mere statistics. >> i is telling us we have a responsibility to do something
about it. >> reporter: thousands watched the mass just across the border in el paso, texas. earlier, he walked up a ramp to pray for the immigrants gathered on the texas side of the fence. he received an enthusiastic welcome. he also prayed for those who have died trying to cross the border. pope francis stopped short of asking the u.s. to open its borders, but his visit to juarez sent a strong message to both the u.s. and mexico where immigration reform is hotly debated. during his five-day visit, the pope toured some of mexico's poorest and most dangerous areas. he said at times, he felt like weeping from seeing so much hope in those who suffered so greatly. adriana diaz, cbs news, mexico city. coming up on the "morning news." a rapper's rant. can you guess who? kanye west is caught on audio during an epic meltdown and we will tell you what set him off. and sharks swarm. a drone offers this look at a rare gathering off florida. this is the "cbs morning news."
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. much fire power to announce to someone that you owe a debt. not a huge debt. just a debt of any level is excessive. an unpaid student loan led to the arrest of a texas man. paul acre says agents with guns came to his home. he borrowed $1,500 in 1987. he is now paying monthly payments of twunds. the u.s. government says student loan debt may be as high as $1 trillion. on the cbs "moneywatch." a recall of toyota suvs and a surprising filler that may be in
your graded parmesan cheese. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning. >> toyota is recalling more than a million small suvs in the u.s. because the seat belts could fail in a crash. the recall involved raz 4s from 2006 to 2012. and the rav 4 electric model from 2012 to 2014. toyota says it's possible the seat belts could be damaged by a metal seat frame during a crash. three-day rally on wall street as the jump in oil prices sent stocks higher. dow jumped 257 points and s&p gained 31 and nasdaq finished 98 points higher. nike has cut its ties with boxer manny pacquiao after he made disparaging remarks about gays. he said in a television interview, gays are worse than animals. nike says those comments were abhorrent and strongly opposes discrimination of any kind. there is a new president at
the abc television network. channing dungy is the first african-american president of a major tv network. she had been vice president of drama development overseeing the development of abc's entertainment drama pilot series and new series. she replaces paul lee who is out after a five-year run. that parmesan cheese you're eating might include wood pulp. the fda is cracking down on companies that use cheap fillers like wood pulp. some companies that promise 100% real parmesan cheese have been adding cellulose, a food additive made from wood pulp. parmesan which is tasteless is often added to food to give it texture. yuck! >> if i need extra fiber, i'll eat broccoli or something like that. more traditional. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still to come, secret lottery winners step forward. a florida couple claims a record powerball jackpot after keeping
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without power this morning e continue to track the storm. privacy versus protection. apple gets support from it's biggest competitor in its f with the government over encryption. a new woman in charge in saa clara. we introduce you to the city's new mayor. plus breaking news out of vallejo, where firefighters battling a fatal fire. join us beginning at 4:30.
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this morning, facebook has a new mantra. be the nerd! the motivational message is posted throughout the company's headquarters. its ceo mark zuckerberg's reply to a woman who told him she wanted her grand daughter to date the nerd in school. instead, zuckerberg told her to be the nerd and create her own successes in life. a couple is richer today. yesterday, they claimed their share of that record setting powerball jackpot and decided to take the lump sum but haven't decided what to do with it. >> we really don't know yet. i want to get a massage! >> their winning ticket is one of three sold in last month's $1.6 billion drawing. a couple from tennessee claimed their share of the prize last month. the holder of the winning ticket sold in california has not come forward. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a woman who ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven
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were not criminal. after seven minutes dangling from a ski lift in whistler, in british columbia, an 11-year-old's only option was to let go. >> whoa. >> luckily, the slope staff was waiting 30 feet below to safely catch him on monday. still, the seattle boy said he would rate his vacation a 9 out of a 10. "wheel of fortune" contestant is probably feeling embarrassed today after he got an unexpected geography lesson from pat sajak. >> gondola ride through venice. >> yea! let's check your geography. which country do you think we are sending you to? >> paris. france. >> do we still get it? >> oh, boy. despite his mistake, the contestant and his wife still got the trip to venice, italy.
italy. paris is not a country. one of college basketball's fiercest rivals was renewed last night on tobacco road. duke taking on fifth ranked north carolina last night with the blue devils trailing by a point in the final minute. grayson allen is fouled going to the basket. he hits both free throws to give duke the lead and a last-second effort by the tar heels comes up short. duke escaped chapel hill with a 74-73 upset. it's their fourth straight win over unc. >> and an even bigger upset in the big 12. fans of unranked texas tech stormed the court as the red raiders knocked off number three oklahoma 65-63. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," how the government is turning to hollywood in the fight against propaganda by isis. plus, our pushing the limit series continues. norah o'donnell catches up with a woman who ran seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.
>> how exhausting was it? >> it was trying. i didn't use the word marathon. i didn't use the word mile. and i thought of it as another long run. that's what got me through it. >> you would land in a different continent? so what happened? >> we would go through customs and go into the bathroom and come out of the bathroom in our running gear ready to run. i felt like superman! >> that's all ahead on "cbs this morning." that is the "cbs morning news." ,
golden gate bridge right now. a little bit wet out there. >> what a night. >> i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. it is 4:30. we begin with breaking news out of vallejo right now where a wind whipped apartment fire claims the life of an infant. flames are the reported about 11:00 last night and the fire went three alarms before it was contained nearly two hours later. the fire department originally reported the child was possibly trapped inside the building. listen as the chief explains what they found after searching that building. >> during the primary search an infant fire victim was located, confirmed as a fire fatality. 13 residents were displaced by the fire and are being assisted by red cross. >> well, due to that fatality, vallejo's fire department and police department are conducting a joint investigation. we've got a crew there on the scene gathering more information and we will update you throughout the morning. thick,