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♪ ♪ captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, april 7th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the race for the white house heads to new york with pressure mounting on front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton. the back of the pack ratchets up the rhetoric. use of force. cell phone video shows a texas cop body slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground. ♪ i'm proud to be an okie from plus ko muskogee ♪
>> country music loses a legend from poverty to prison to center stage. a look back at the life of merle haggard. hole in one again and again! see how history was made at augusta before the masters even teed off. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. overnight, a possible tornado caused significant damage at an alabama trailer park. the trailer park is located in montgomery, the state capital. several trailers were damaged by falling trees. some of the downed trees blocked roads, hampering rescue operations, but there are no reports of serious injuries. with the now important new york primary under two weeks away, both donald trump and hillary clinton are working to right the ship. both lost in wisconsin. trump is rejiggering his campaign, while clinton is taking a tougher approach to bernie sanders.
a just released national poll finds sanders and clinton in a virtual tie, and it's not just clinton who has ratcheted up the rhetoric. don champion is in new york. on his home turf, donald trump hit rival ted cruz hard yesterday about comments he made. and the fight between bernie sanders and hillary clinton continues escalating. riding a wave of momentum last night, bernie sanders questioned hillary clinton's readiness for office during a campaign stop in philadelphia. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. >> reporter: a clinton spokesman quickly responded online, calling the attack a new low. the stakes are high for clinton as the presidential candidates focus on the new york primary on april 19th. wednesday, clinton sharpened her attacks on sanders by questioning his gun control record and ideas.
>> i am concerned that some of his ideas just won't work because the numbers don't add up. >> reporter: on the republican side, donald trump is looking to rebound in his home state, after tuesday's loss to ted cruz in wisconsin. at a rally on long island, trump hit cruz for criticizing new york values in a past debate. >> i've got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about new york values with hatred, with hatred of new york. >> reporter: outside people for and against trump rallied. campaigning in new york city, cruz questioned trump's leadership. >> donald has no solutions to the problems we're facing. >> reporter: 95 delegates are on the line for republicans in the state. the new york papers can be notoriously brutal and ted cruz is certainly feeling the sting with today's new york "daily news" cover. a story in the paper highlights how angry new yorkers in the bronx have shouted at cruz over his immigration policies.
today, cruz will meet with former mayor rudy giuliani and community leaders in brooklyn. meg? >> don champion here in new york for us, thank you. this morning, authorities in washington state are looking for two violent offenders who broke out of a mental hospital. the duo escaped wednesday night from the facility, possibly from a broken window in their room. officials say they are armed and dangerous. the suspect with dark hair was arrested for murder but found not competent to stand trial. the older man with blond hair was sent to the hospital for domestic violence. fbi director james comey says the solution the government acquired to hack into an iphone connected to the san bernardino shootings doesn't work on all iphones. comey says the solution is a narrow one and works only on the iphone 5c running the ios 9 program. he says the agency still hasn't decided to tell apple how it hacked into the phone. a 17-year-old texas girl is the 11th person known to have
died due to a malfunctioning takata airbag. she was killed when a 2002 honda civic she was driving crashed on march 31st and the airbag exploded. her car had been recalled several years ago. 14 automakers have recalled 24 million cars and trucks in the u.s. because of the faulty airbags. this morning, whipping winds across the plains are fanning a massive wildfire. four fires combined in northwest oklahoma, scorching at least 55,000 acres of land. in woodward, county, 200 firefighters are trying to beat back flames shooting as high as 100 feet. the fast moving wildfire is being fanned by winds topping 40 miles per hour. george geisler is with the oklahoma forestry service. >> this rain has not had a soaking rain in over a hundred days. the fuels combined with the moisture are calling very erratic fire behavior.
>> reporter: tuesday, four separate fires sparked by arcing power lines downed by high winds merged into one blaze that raged across more than 55,000 acres. val and amy caster of cbs affiliate kw-tv were covering the fire when they spotted jason perks desperately trying to get his road grader out of a ditch. >> he needs to get out. >> i know! >> he can't get out. >> reporter: perks, a woods county conservation worker bailed from his vehicle when the crew drove over to rescue him. >> he ran out of the tractor. get in! hurry up! came over and unlocked the door reality quick. he jumped? . i slammed it in reverse and floored it going into reverse. that's how fast those flames got to us. >> close call. firefighters are still working to determine how many homes have been destroyed. in the meantime, today's forecast calls for more high winds and hot, dry weather. some law professors say the
new mississippi law allowing religious groups and others to deny service to gay and transgender people may be unconstitutional. it possibly violates the 14th amendment which requires equal protection under the law. executives at some major corporations, including ge, dow chemical, pepsi, and hyatt hotels have signed a letter denouncing the law. paris attack suspect salah abdeslam appeared in a brussels court this morning. the hearing was to extend his arrest warrant. he is awaiting for extradition from belgium to france. it took belgian investigators more than four months to capture him. the november attacks in paris killed 130 people. cypress agreed to extradite the suspect in last week's egypt air highjacking. he is accused of hijacking the jet using a fake suicide belt and forcing it to fly to another city. none of the 72 passengers and crew on board were injured. panama is taking a close
look at its offshore financial industry following the leak of millions of documents of offshore accounts used to evade taxes. offshore accounts can be used illegally to shelter or launder money. dozens of politicians and celebrities were named. panama has created an international committee in a way to increase the transparency of the accounts. the university of connecticut honored its championship women's basketball team. the huskies won their fourth consecutive national title tuesday night in a rout over syracuse. it was uconn's 11th national women's title. the uconn seniors finished with 151-5 record. congratulations to them. coming up on the "morning news." making her own headlines. a spunky 9-year-old reporter fires back at her critics. a teacher in newtown, connecticut, is busted for bringing a gun to school. this is the "cbs morning news."
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♪ i'm proud to be an okie from muskogee ♪ >> merle haggard never forgot his oklahoma roots. he rose from poverty to prison and becoming a country music legend. his raw music style made him a star in the late '60s. he made 38 songs that topped the country charts. he died of pneumonia yesterday in california. it was his 79th birthday. a soul singer whose music lives on in hip-hop has died. ♪ ♪ i want to do something freaky to you ♪ >> leon haywood had a 1975 smash with "i want to do something freaky to you." his songs are still sampled by other artists. he was 74 years old. a newtown teacher is arrested for having a gun. a school cop is caught on video slamming a female student.
those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the san antonio express news reports the investigation of a violent incident last week in a middle school. >> oh! >> jennifer, are you okay? >> newly released video shows a a school police officer body slamming a girl on to a concrete floor. he was breaking up an argument. the girl's mother says she was knocked unconscious. the officer is on paid leave. the hartford current reports a teacher is accused of bringing a gun to school in a connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 students and teachers four years ago. newtown police charged the science teacher jason adams with gun possession on school ground, a felony. he has a permit for the weapon. he is suspended with pay. "the washington post" reports how a 9-year-old journalist answered those who criticized her for covering a suspected murder. hilde leshak puts out newspaper and has a website in
pennsylvania. she says negative feedback won't stop her. >> some people are supporting me, but most were comments about how i should be, like, playing tea party or playing with dolls instead of, you know, reporting a murder. >> hilde gets help from her sister and her father, a former new york city journalist. "variety" reports that charlie sheen is being investigated by the los angeles police. several reports say he can be heard on a tape threatening to pay $20,000 to have his former fiancee killed. he and ross never married. the actor hasn't commented. a plane maker claims to have a cure for jetlag. airbus is offering an led system that mimics natural light. the colors change to simulate sunset on the eastbound flights and at sunset if you're heading
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ivanka trump's accessory line is taking a hit morning. scarves have been recalled, claiming she contain flammable material. the scarves are sold at major retailers and cost between $12 and $68. on the cbs "moneywatch," help for protecting your nest egg and gap pulls a controversial ad. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and much more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, meg. >> reporter: it looks like the federal reserve is unlikely to raise interest rates this month. minutes from last month's policy meeting indicate that in light of a slowing global economy, the fed board will continue to proceed cautiously. on wall street, stocks broke a two-day losing streak. the dow gained 112 points, the s&p rose 21, the nasdaq finished 76 points higher.
the labor department is instituting new rules that should offer more protection for retirement savers. brokers must now act as fiduciaries, trustees who are obligated to put their client's best interests above all and that will likely change the types of investments brokers recommend for retirement funds. the new rules will be phased in starting a year from now. fiat-chrysler is laying off 1300 workers at a michigan assembly plant. the layoffs will begin in july. the workers will be let go for an indefinite time because of slow sales of mid-sized cars the factory makes. recalls from toyota. they include rav 4 and lexus r 23-350 and e-350 are model year 2016. the problem is with the brake assembly that could result in a loss of stability. owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by mail. the clothing retailer gap pulls an ad that some critics say is racist. in the ad, a taller white girl is resting her arm on a shorter
black girl. one critic calls it passive racism. others argued that the black girl is being used as a prop. gap has apologized to anyone it offended. meg? >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, as always, thank you. still to come, an emotional run. a woman injured in the boston marathon bombing gets ready to take part in this year's race. en reliefchews. they work fast and don't taste chalky. mmm...amazing. i have heartburn. alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief. quilted northern works their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy,
who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob. tumbling into neighboring h. how crews are working to ke everyone safe. plus, a big break in the shooting cases that have pld area highways. arrests are now being made. we ride along as police find their suspects. and the stakes are high for presidential hopefuls. the ramped up attacks on both s. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 good morning. it's thursday april 7th ,,,,
she lost her leg, but not her drive. fitted with a prosthetic leg, she will run the 22 miles next week, the first time since the attack. she will have her prosthetic specialist along the routed for physical and emotional support. >> i wouldn't want to run this race without seeing brian's face. i'm going to get emotional. he is the reason i met him while still in stitches, both literally and figuratively, in the hospital. >> such an inspiration. haslet says she has no idea what to expect emotionally, but she will be ready no matter what. u.s. women's national soccer team got a statement win last night in more ways than one. the stars and stripes took on columbia, getting the 6-0 victory. the win seemingly punctuated the team's off-field efforts last week. five of the most prominent members of the team filed a wage discrimination complaint against the u.s. soccer federation, fighting for equal pay. the women make substantially
less than the men's team. a squad that is historically unsuccessful compared to the women's achievements in monumental wins. well, the masters gets down to serious business today. but wednesday was all fun and games at the par 3 competition. teeing off on the 7th, 80-year-old gary player proved he is still has got it, sinking a hole in one. that shot made the south african the oldest player to hit a hole in one in masters history. second sank aces on win and justin thomas backed up his tee shot into the hole for an ace. playing partner rickie fowler stepped up and matched thomas with an ace of his own right there. defending masters champ jordan spieth was with the group and lost it after fowler's hole in one. spieth begins his bid to defend his green jacket today.
jim nantz will be live from augusta this morning on "cbs this morning," talking spieth, bubba, and the rest of the field. cbs coverage of the masters tees off saturday at 1:30 eastern. the only place to find the masters on sunday for the final round is here on cbs. you know, meeting the residents and i had a gentleman stop me and ask me if i made his dinner. he had lost his wife recently, but i didn't know that. he made a remark to me about not sure he wanted to be there anymore, but he said something to me that has stuck with me to this day. after having your dinner, i think i want to stick around a while and that really meant something to me. i never had an experience like that and it just let me know that what i'm doing is much more important than just food.
here is another look at this morning's top stories. speaking in philadelphia last night, bernie sanders said hillary clinton isn't qualified to be president because she voted for the war in iraq. the clinton campaign called his comments a new low. on long island, donald trump called out ted cruz for criticizing new york values. a possible tornado hit central alabama. the storm caused extensive damage at a trailer park in montgomery. several trailers were damaged by falling trees, but no injuries are reported. 64 million americans don't have internet at home. mostly because of the cost. carter evans found a hot spot that connects students.
>> reporter: when nine grader inisa perez takes the bus home from school. you can just logon and send a message to your teacher? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: she does her homework using the school bus' wi-fi network. daryl adams is superintendent of the coachella school district in southern california. he's a former rock musician who believes technology is the key to a quality education. >> the router is mounted right here in the front of the bus. >> reporter: under his direction, coachella became the first school district in the country to put ipads in the hands of students. he uncovered a new problem. most student like inesa do not have internet at home. >> i would be sitting here late at night and driving by and kids would be sitting there in their cars doing homework with their
students. >> reporter: most can't afford internet access at home. michelle is a senior. what would you do when you needed internet access? >> i would go to starbucks. >> reporter: and do your homework? >> yes. >> to us, that is unacceptable. we can do better. and we started thinking about, hey, we have a hundred buses here. why not put routers on the buses and park them where there is no connectivity. >> reporter: so last year, that is exactly what he did. one of those buses now parked to inisa perez's trailer park which never had internet before. you're just too far off the grid? >> yes. >> reporter: yolanda is inisa's grandma. >> if it wasn't there, she wouldn't do it. >> reporter: eight wi-fi buses are left overnight in various neighborhoods. >> i put a joke i'd put a router on a pigeon, if i had to, and fly him around the neighborhood. whatever we need to do to connect these students. >> reporter: you think it's that crucial to education? >> it's essential to education. >> reporter: the graduating rate in coachella is now up 8%, with
even more students on the road to success. carter evans, cbs news, coachella, california. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look at how two brothers pulled off an elaborate lottery scam that helped them win a half a dozen jackpots. plus the legacy of tv reality show "american idol" and the success of past winners. the wig business of celebrating obscure holidays like national pizza day. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm meg oliver. have a great day.
good morning, it's thursday, april 7. look at the beautiful bay bridge. all the lights lit up this morning. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. it's hot already. it's 60 degrees already. i'm not your weather person. i just talk a lot on this thursday. oh, my god! what a day yesterday. >> that was a great observation because we're having a hard time cooling down this morning as a result of those record highs yesterday. >> i like it. >> i'm going to have my hair combed by 7:00 this morning. i guarantee it. [ laughter ] >> i hope so. >> let's hope by 5:00. this is our transamerica pyramid looking due east. lots of clear skies and it is balmy. it's 67 degrees in san jose. it is 64 degrees in san francisco. but these numbers won't be climbing much. today a cooldown by a good 20 degrees in santa rosa, the tri- valley and also the santa clara valley and in san francisco, where we