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york center, i'm jericka duncan. captioning funded by cbs it's friday, march 18th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." president obama's pick to fill the supreme court vacancy gets the seal of approval from senate democrats. but the battle to get merrick garland confirmed is just beginning, with republicans saying he'll never make it to the high court. taking on trump. forces from conservatives to activists line up to stop donald trump from winning the republican nomination. march magic for the yale bulldogs! >> and upsets abound.
the first full day of the ncaa tournament delivers thrills to college basketball fans. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. senate republican leaders are digging in their heels over the nomination of judge merrick garland to the supreme court. garland met with democratic leaders yesterday. both sides are mustering their resources to press their case. garland is expected to return to capitol hill today. don champion reports. >> reporter: senate minority leader harry reid emerged from his meeting with garland on thursday poised with a bitter battle with republicans who refuse to consider the supreme court nominee. >> i am confident he is going to get approval. republicans cannot continue this. it won't work. >> reporter: the 63-year-old moderate appellate judge also sat down with ranking democrat patrick leahy during his first
office visit to capitol hill. >> you guys are paid to do your job. make up your mind. >> reporter: garland did not meet with republicans opposed to granting him a confirmation hearing. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell labeled it as a stunt by the white house. former presidential contender marco rubio also stood firm. >> i don't think we should be moving forward on a nominee in the last year of this president's term. i would say that if it was a republican president. >> reporter: a handful of republican senators up for re-election this fall have indicated they are open to meeting with garland, including judiciary committee chair chuck grassley. >> if i can meet with a dictator in uganda, i can certainly meet with a decent person in america. >> reporter: the white house says it will set up with meetings when lawmakers return from their easter recess in two weeks. garland has spoken with senate majority leader mcconnell over the phone.
mcconnell agreed to mead mooet with h -- meet with him, just not immediately. this morning, some republicans are toying with the idea of confirming garland in the lame duck session, something the white house has dismissed. >> don champion here in new york, thanks a lot, don. new york city police and the secret service are investigating a suspicious letter sent to the home of eric trump, one of donald trump's sons. police responded to a call about the letter at eric trump's new york city apartment last night. a source tells cbs news the letter contained a white powder but that it did not appear to be hazardous. a source close to the investigation says the letter threatened harm to donald trump's family if he doesn't get out of the race. some are planning to boycott next week. conservative leaders and donors held meetings in washington and florida to consider the trump campaign. some want to press ahead with efforts to try and stop him, but others are resigned to the idea that he will be the nominee.
mark albert has more. >> reporter: former presidential candidate marco rubio told reporters thursday, he's done with politics. >> i'm not running for re-election to the senate. as i said, i'm going to finish my term here and then i'll be a private citizen. >> reporter: rubio dropped out of the presidential race tuesday evening after donald trump won the primary in florida, rubio's home state. trump now has nearly half the 1,237 delegates he needs to clench the gop nomination. >> we have to bring our party together. >> reporter: trump warns any plans to derail his candidacy could lead to riots, but on thursday, a group of activists and lawmakers met behind closed doors to discuss alternatives to the gop front-runner. senator lindsey graham threw his support behind his adversary ted cruz. >> i think the best alternative to donald trump is stop him from getting 1,237 is ted cruz. i'm going to help ted in any way i can.
>> reporter: an activist group anonymous has trump in its cross-hairs. they claim it posted the billionaire's personal information online. on the democratic side, senator bernie sanders conceded the missouri primary and campaigned in arizona thursday night. >> with your help on tuesday, we are going to win here in arizona. >> reporter: hillary clinton took the day off the trail to attend two closed door fund-raising events as she looks toward the general election. mark albert for cbs news, washington. president obama has reportedly told democratic donors in private the time has come to unite behind hillary clinton. "the new york times" reports during a meeting last week in texas, the president told donors that bernie sanders' campaign was nearing the point where it will end. mr. obama did not call on sanders to quit the race, nor did he explicitly endorse clinton. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to voters who have already had enough of
this year's campaign and are less than pleased with the top candidates. another round of severe storms and wet weather is forecast today in the deep south. heavy rain, flooding, and hail remain a threat along the gulf coast from texas to louisiana. the town of deweyville, texas, on the louisiana border, is still under water. the worst flooding there in a hundred years. for the most part, the small town is evacuated and even when the water recedes, it will be a while before residents can return. hail, some the size of tennis balls fell in the dallas/ft. worth area yesterday. windshields were shattered and greenhouse roof was destroyed. the ft. worth zoo said hail killed a number of exotic birds there. an americanairlines flight headed to new york's laguardia airport from raleigh/durham was diverted last night after it was hit bay bolt of lightning.
the jet landed safely at new york's kennedy airport. passengers say there was a flash and then a loud bang. no one was injured. overseas now. north korea fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea this morning. south korea said the missile was fired from a site north of the capital and flew about 500 miles before crashing off the north korea's east coast. it's the first medium-range missile launched by the north since april of 2014 and violated several u.n. resolutions banning the north from testing ballistic missiles. the california university student who wounded four people in a campus stabbing attack back in november was inspired by isis. the fbi said 18-year-old mohamed may have been self-radicalized but acted alone. authorities found isis propaganda on his laptop and evidence he had visited the isis website. the american who joined isis and surrendered in northern iraq this week says he quickly became disenchanted.
>> at the time, i made the decision to go, because i wasn't thinking straight. i didn't see myself living in that environment. you know, i wanted to go back to -- to america. >> mohamed jamal khweis is a palestinian-american from in december. residents of flint, michigan, who attended a congressional hearing on the city's water say they are not satisfied. michigan governor rick snyder faced tough questions and criticism at a contentious hearing yesterday. snyder apologized and also blamed washington bureaucrats. >> we are taking responsibility in michigan and we are taking action, and that is absolutely essential here in washington too. inefficient ineffectivive and unaccountable bureaucrats at the epa allowed this to continue. >> the city's water was contaminated when flint's water supply was switched to the flint river two years ago to save
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cbs news. some conspiracy theorists claim police are destroyed the gun to cover up a murder. app apple's tim cook speaks out with the encryption battle. an isis recruiter in new york is sentenced. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the rochester democrat and chronicle reports the sentencing of a pizza shop owner who admitted recruiting for isis. the man was given 22 and a half years in prison. he renounced isis before his sentencing. no one he tried to recruit actually traveled to syria to join the militants. the "los angeles times" is reporting a witness account of a deadly fall from a hotel. a "times" photographer was at wilshire grand when a construction worker fell from the 54th floor on monday. the worker was not supposed to be above the third floor. "time" reports apple ceo tim cook's version of the company's
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to put them at the line for two shots. hagan is just dribbling it out and just looking for three. chucks one up. it's good! >> arkansas little rock ties it up against purdue in the closing seconds of their ncaa tournament matchup. the teams duel through two overtimes but in the end, 12th seeded trojans upset purdue 85-83. in the first full day of tournament action another 12th tournament seed scored a big upset. yale playing in its first ncaa tournament game since 1982 upset baylor 79-75. it is the ivy school's first win during a tournament ever. one shell-shocked baylor player didn't appreciate a reporter's line of questioning after the game. >> how did yale outrebound baylor?
>> you go up and you grab the ball off the rim when it comes off and you grab it with two hands. you come down with it and that is considered a rebound, so they got more of those than we did. >> wide open! they got it to go! >> a last-second layup sends providence to the next round. they win their first tournament game since 1997 knocking out usc and winning. the road doesn't get any easier for providence. they will face number one seed north carolina in the next round. the tar heels struggled in the first half with florida gulf coast, but pulled away during the second half to win 83-67. another full day of basketball is on tap today. our coverage tips off at noon with dayton taking on syracuse right here on cbs. finally, arizona coach sean miller looks like many folks
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for the first time in 50 years, crews delivered mail to cuba directly from the u.s. among the first letter senders, president obama. he was responding to a cuban woman's request that he come visit her home for a cup of cuban coffee next week. the president replied to 76-year-old eliana yarza that he hopes to have time to check out the world famous brew. well, the president is making time for a little baseball while in cuba. he'll be in attendance for the exhibition game between the tampa bay ray and the cuban national team. they have been practicing for the march 22nd matchup. it will be the first time a major league team plays in the island nation since the orioles did it in 1999.
it's a battle between man and sea lion in northwest oregon. thousands of sea lions have returned to the docks in astoria. on thursday, officials took a new approach to keep them away. core harlin of coin reports. >> reporter: the sea lions are back to eat more migrating salmon and means. that means standing room only for the sea lions. they wait to regain control of one of its big docks on the columbia river. the port has entertained some pretty wacky ideas to get their dock back. remember last spring in that huge fake orca whale that was supposed to scare the sea lions? it wound up sinking instead under its own weight. the port has flown tethered beach balls and streamers to scare the sea lions away, but so
far, nothing has worked. they unveiled something that looks a lot more promising. inflatable air dancers. check out what happens when they turned them on for the first time. your initial assessment of this for all intents and purposes looks like it may have worked a% little bit? >> it's about as anticipated. we know that there would be an initial surprise. the random movement and bright colors, we know actually detract the sea lions. >> reporter: the port does have its critics. the defense league says if this is all about money, the port should be encouraging the sea lions to stay. >> these guys are such a huge draw for tourists and we have 24 cruise ships coming to town. >> reporter: friends of the sea lion says with the money, the port could be charging people to see the sea lions up close and could have built themselves a new set of docks long ago. time will tell if these inflatable air dancers work or if the sea lions wise up and plot themselves right back down on the docks. they have come to call home in the spring and summer months here in astoria.
>> that was koin reporting. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at each presidential candidate's economic plan and how it would impact your wallet. plus, the stars of "vinyl" olivia wilde and bobby cannavale will join us in the studio. and to detroit for the latest pizza craze. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,, i'm michelle griego.
this is a live look at sfo. a little bit of fog on the bay. hello, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. did you say it was friday? >> i said it was friday. >> no, you didn't, i did. congratulations. >> i did say it was friday. >> did you? [ laughter ] >> didn't hear it. all right. >> are you awake? >> we're all waking up with you. it's 4:30. >> it's a foggy friday. she nailed it. we have fog. if you look at our transamerica pyramid shot, you can see the ceiling is about 600 feet. when it's that low, we are guaranteed delays at sfo on arriving flights. good morning, boy, after highs all the way up into the low 80s yesterday, it will be cooler and partly sunny. yesterday it was 75 in san francisco. today