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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, may 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." crews have retrieved wreckage and remains in the disappearance of egyptair flight 804 but not the black boxes from the doomed flight. this morning, the u.s. navy is joining the search. too close for comfort for hillary clinton. new polls show she's locked in a dead heat with donald trump in the race for the white house. and powerful performances at the billboard music awards, including a tribute to prince by madonna and stevie wonder. ♪
good morning from the studio 57 at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green. mystery surrounds what happened to egyptair flight 804. egypt's president says all scenarios are possible. an unmanned submarine is joining the search this morning for the plane's flight recorders. smoke was reportedly detected in the cabin moments before the jet crashed on thursday. jonathan vigliotti reports. >> reporter: a marine is on the way to scour the seabed looking for the voice recorders from egyptair flight 804. they're using surveillance aircraft to help with the search. >> we could stay here for a good six hours looking. we have a lot of windows through the aircraft. everybody's looking. >> hello --
>> reporter: the audio recording captured a check-in between the flight's pilot and air traffic control over zurich, switzerland. >> thank you very much. good night. >> reporter: 2.5 hours later, the aircraft began veering erratically before plummeting into the ocean. data published by "av herald," claims smoke was detected moments before the plane went down. aviation experts say that alone could rule out the possibility of pilot error. >> there is no human error that would have triggered smoke alarms. >> reporter: airline officials say it could take weeks to identify human remains, adding to the grief of relatives still searching for answers. cbs news, crete. cbs news transportation safety analyst and former ntsb chairman mark rosenker joins us from our london bureau. good morning. i want to ask a quick question about the priority of the government right now. does it have to do with locating the wreckage or getting black boxes? where is the priority?
>> they have to find the wreckage before they can find the boxes. also, they're very intense at getting the human remains back to the families, recovering as many as possible. at the same time, making sure that they identify them and get them pack to the families. >> in regards to the black boxes, tell me about the challenges. how long will the boxes be sending out pings, and how deep is the water there? >> the regulations require that these boxes have a battery that can emit the signal for at least 30 days. we may get lucky and get a few days more, maybe a week. we're dealing in 10,000 feet of water. and that is a very challenging depth to be trying to locate these boxes. >> we've been hearing reports that there might have been smoke in the cabin prior to the plane going down. does that tell you anything about a possible link to terrorism? >> no. we're still very, very far away from understanding exactly what happened. what it does show us is that, in
fact, something catastrophic did happen, but it cascaded over about a three-minute period before the aircraft totally lost control and contact and lot for your insight. >> you bet. president obama lifted an arms embargo on vietnam this morning four decades after the end of the vietnam war. the president is in hanoi on a three-day visit to vietnam. it is his first stop on a week-long trip to asia. he will travel to japan next where he will attend a summit of the group of seven industrialized nations. he will also become the first u.s. president to visit
hiroshima where the u.s. dropped he was specifically targeting u.s. personnel and troops inside of afghanistan who are there as part of the mission that i've set to be able to maintain a counterterrorism platform. >> a french news agency says this video shows the aftermath of the drone strike. his vehicle was attacked late last week in southwestern pakistan. a newly released national poll shows the race between hillary clinton and donald trump would be a statistical dead heat. in yesterday's nbc news/"wall
street journal" poll of registered voters, clinton edges trump by just three points. that is within the poll's margin of error. in the same poll, bernie sanders in the same poll, bernie sanders has a 15-point lead over trump. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump aren't just neck and neck in national polls but key swing states, as well. a new cbs news battleground tracker shows a virtual tie in florida and a five-point clinton advantage in ohio. last month, she enjoyed double-digit leads in national polls against trump. >> i do not want americans to start to believe that this is a normal candidacy. it isn't. >> reporter: clinton's effort to focus on trump is complicated by bernie sanders who held two more big rallies in california sunday, pointing out that he polls better against trump than clinton does. >> if you want the strongest candidate to make sure that trump does not become president, we are that campaign. >> reporter: one area where trump still struggles --
attracting big-money donors. he said sunday that fully self-funding his campaign would require selling off assets. >> to finance a billion dollars, i would have to sell a building, i'd have to do something like that. will i do that? i could. >> reporter: polling shows that roughly half of clinton and trump supporters will vote for one because they so strongly dislike the other. cbs news, new york. iraq's prime minister announced the start of operations to drive isis out of fallujah. it's been held by the militants since january of 2014. the government is urging people to leave, but residents say isis set up checkpoints to block them. people who cannot escape are being told to raise white flags above their homes. iraq's government faces another battle right in the capital. soldiers are struggling to keep order in baghdad's highly fortified green zone.
two protesters died and more than 100 were wounded in the latest crash. supporters of a powerful shiite cleric are demanding government reforms. damaging winds, hail, and possible tornadoes are on tap this week in the central plains. >> daddy, let's go, please! >> sh. >> at least one twister late yesterday touched down in central texas. thunderstorm warnings are posted this morning in parts of the state. another tornado struck this weekend in the texas panhandle. so far, there are no reports of injuries or significant damage. nearly two dozen people were injured in california when a bus flipped on its side 60 miles east of los angeles. six people had serious injuries but are expected to survive. the cause of the accident is under investigation. coming up on the "morning news," statement performances. kesha delivers a powerful message on a national stage. plus, an all-star tribute to prince.
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♪ purple rain purple rain ♪ >> prince was found dead last month at his minnesota compound, paisley park. an update to the death of prince is one of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the minneapolis stab tribune" reports that prince probably died at least six hours before his body was found. a local doctor had been treating the singer for withdrawal from osteoporos opioid addiction before his death. toxicology results are pending. "the baltimore sun" reports a judge will issue a verdict in the case of a city police officer charged in the death of freddie gramp the six-day trial of officer edward niro ended last week. he's pleaded not guilty to assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct. the associated press reports the search for two indian climbers mt. everest, they have
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treated to a commencement speech delivered by cbs president leslie moonves this weekend. the university awarded him, a graduate of the class of 1971, with an honorary degree, the doctor of humane letters. >> i want to offer very humble thanks for that. it means my parents, who god bless are still alive, can start bragging to all their friends that he's finally a doctor. >> he may not be a doctor-doctor like a medical doctor, but he told the crowd he eventually did plenty to make his parents proud. i'm sure of that. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," governor john hickenlooper. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." "cbs this morning,"
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here's another look at cbs' top stories. egypt is sending an unmanned submarine to help in the search for the black boxes of egyptair flight 804. smoke was detected in the cabin prior to the crash. debris including body parts has been recovered. egypt's president says nothing is being ruled out as the cause of the crash. and a newly released national poll finds a race between hillary clinton and donald trump is a dead heat among registered voters. a new cbs news battleground tracker shows a virtual tie between the two in florida and just a five-point clinton advantage in ohio. a huge fuel tank from the space shuttle program completed an unusual odyssey in los angeles over the weekend.
>> reporter: crews cut no corners in relocating a massive space shuttle fuel tank, the size a half a football field, across 16 miles of los angeles. onlookers took selfies and watched from rooftops as the enormous tank rolled by. >> you'll make a great astronaut because you smile a lot. >> reporter: it took months to choreograph the move. police closed streets. public works altered traffic lights and utility wires to make way for the 66,000-pound tank as it skirted by trees traveling at just five miles per hour. astronaut charlie precort. >> i can't wait to see it stacked in a vertical in a museum. it's going to blow people away. >> reporter: the tank was shipped from new orleans to california through the panama canal. it will eventually be displayed inside the california science center in full launch position, attached to two rocket boosters and the space shuttle "endeavour" which hitched a ride to los angeles on top of a boeing 747 in 2012.
>> liftoff -- >> reporter: the tank known as et-94 was built to propel "endeavour" into space. nasa phased out the program before it could launch. astronaut kay hire flew on "endeavour" and hopes seeing it inspires young minds. >> talk about taking us beyond where we've been in space exploration and the next steps, back to the moon, on to mars. >> reporter: 1894 will be on display outside the science center until it's moved indoors and joined with "endeavour" in 2019. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a lawsuit reveals more questions about donald trump's wealth. plus, how companies try to bank on widely shared videos like this chewbacca mom's mask video. and restaurants are getting a taste of the rapidly growing podcast movement. that is the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ,,,,,,
live look at the beautiful bay bridge. it's may 23. >> and it's 4:30 on this monday morning. and we have a check of the weather. that's right. and we have a full house today, george with traffic. >> indeed, we do. >> tell feel cooler today, the weekend was a little cooler with the clouds out there, and we have partly cloudy skies right now and we have a chance of showers for one part of the bay area this afternoon. we'll tell you where it is coming up. and in traffic, we're tracking an accident in the hills above woodside. first, road work upper deck and lower deck on the bridge, and a quick look at the ride true oakland -- through oakland, the nimitz, and you will find