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and pounds of food. >> she needs that. >> goodbye bao bao. ♪ ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, february 21st, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." a plane slam spwaodmed into a s center killing four in australia. president trump chooses a military strategist, h.r. mcmaster, to be his new security adviser, and he is said to announce more sweeping guidelines that to lead to more deportati deportation. >> passengers board flights
after setting off alarms, and why did the tsa wait two hours before notifying the police? here is your world in 90 seconds. >> it erupted into a huge fireball. >> smoke everywhere. >> a deadly plane crash caught on camera in australia. >> four of the five people killed were u.s. citizens. >> general h.r. mcmaster will become the national security adviser. >> i would just like to say what a privilege it is to continue to serve our nation and i am grateful to you for that opportunity. >> california under threat from flooding and a powerful storm dumping rain on soggy ground. >> we lost everything. >> thousands of people held "not my president" rallies on president's day. >> i will fight until i die. >> keith voyeur shot dead after responding to a car crash. >> a senseless tragedy.
>> 11 people walked through an unsecured lane in new york city and boarded flights. >> a failure of protocol on all parts. >> russia's ambassador to the u.n. died at a hospital after falling ill at his u.n. office. >> and pulling this man from that burning car -- >> get out of the car, man! >> all that -- >> freaking them out. >> you would think you would get used to it, right? >> and then celebrity charity week on "the price is right," and one contestant chose to hi-five the actor, but, oh, that's across the face. >> and trump went after the media with the bold accusatioac it's not my enemy, it's the
enemy of the american people. sorry isis, if you want on the list, you have to publish photos of the inauguration crowd. welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is off so anthony mason is here with us. >> i saw charlie with my own eyes yesterday and he's looking great. we will have a show and tell later. >> that's great. first, this breaking news. four american tourists on a dream vacation were killed overnight when their small plane slammed into an australian shopping center. dramatic video shows the melbourne outlet mall on fire today after the private charter crashed into the building. >> the pilot was also killed.
we have more on how chance kept the death toll from climbing. >> and the crash happened before the mall was set to open and the timing may have saved many lives. >> dashcam shows the moment a plane rapidly dissented on a shopping mall tuesday morning, and another angle appears to show the impact and then moments later a smoldering wreck is all that remained. firefighters rushed to puto out the flames. >> looks like nobody survived the crash. >> an australian pilot and four americans were onboard, and greg was one of them and his sister remembered him on facebook,ing and my handsome athletic brother
was killed today. >> structural issues with regard to the building. >> the small aircraft took off from a small airport on tuesday morning and police say it suffered catastrophic engine failure before it hit the mall. the heat from the explosion could be felt from a nearby highway. >> i saw the plane come across and it was wobbling like that, and then i had heard the bang, and there was flames and smoke everywhere. >> the plane was bound for king island off the southern coast of australia, and two of the men onboard were reportedly planning to play golf. trump's new national security adviser is a soldier and scholar. the president congratulated
mcmaster on twitter. the president chose mcmaster after spending the weekend interviewing candidates for the job, and the acting national security adviser will become mcmaster's chief of staff. major garrett is at the white house with details on the replacement of major michael flynn. >> reporter: good morning. mcmaster is known as one of the most successful battlefield commanders of iraq, and the national security adviser is different, and lots and lots of politics, and even so the president says he is confident his new team is ready. >> our country is lucky to have two people like this. >> flanked by his present security adviser, kellogg,
president introduces mcmaster. >> i watched and read a lot over the last two days, and he is highly respected by everybody in the military. >> mcmaster served in the first gulf war, afghanistan and iraq. he will be the fourth general appointed to a senior position in the trump administration, after james mattis, john kelly, and ousted national security adviser, mike flynn. >> i would like to say what a privilege it is to continue to serve our nation, and i am grateful to you for that opportunity and look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything i can to advance and protect the interest of the american people. >> he holds a phd in military history, and wrote the "dereliction of duty." >> the enemy showed the people
who they are. >> it was there in 2006 that "60 minutes" caught up with the then colonel mcmaster. working with iraqi forces to retake a town after it had been captured by al kite. robert harward turned it down over how much scrutiny he would have over white house staff. >> it's important to note, however, that mcmaster, unlike other generals in president trump's circle is still on active duty.
sweeping new immigration guidelines, and new rules could lead to more deportations and detentions. here is more on what to expect in the upcoming announcement. >> putting final touches on the new guidelines which are expected to toughen new immigration laws, and among the changes, the immediate return of mexican immigrants at the border, and new procedures allowing faster deportation proceedings, and agency chiefs to start hiring an additional 10,000 i.c.e. agents and 5,000 more border agents, and parents in the u.s. can be prosecuted if they were found to have paid smugglers to bring their
children across the board, and then daca provided work permits that came to the country illegally as children, and at one time included a plan to activate national guard troops but that plan has been scrapped. we expect the new guidelines to be unveiled later this week. >> later this week, the president is expected to unveil his resized travel ban. what can you tell us about that? >> that's right. a rewritten version of the immigration travel ban has been prepared, but it still has to be signed off on by the white house. dhs secretary kelly said the new order will not prevent green card holders from returning to the u.s. >> thank you. cbs news senior national security analyst, fran townsand,
good morning. >> good morning. >> we know the resized travel ban will help them pass the legal questions the ninth circuit and others have had. >> it is being drafted, and it won't prevent legal visa holders who are in transit from entering the country, or green card holders, and this is not a total ban but a moratorium, if you will, and it will allow them to look at the vetting procedures, and if they can meet the revised vetting requirements they will be able to resume entry. >> let's talk about the new national security adviser he has just chosen, h.r. mcmaster, and his name is herbert raymond. do you think it's a good choice? >> i think it's a brilliant choice. of the people he was talking to,
h.r. mcmaster is a doer and thinker, right, and going back to the author of "dereliction of duty", and he talked about the approach to wars being narcissistic, and we view conflict on what we like to do and what we are good at opposed to what the enemy's objectives are, and he considers the military aspects but the transition to a peaceful and stable process. >> and there was competing factions around the national security council. how do you think mcmaster's appointment can affect the dynamic right now? >> i think, look, the reason -- the notion that he understands that we have to plan for a peaceful transition to a stable political process indicates that he understands the need for the use of all instruments of national power, and he has not done that before but he will be challenged with that now, and
the state department interest and military interests, and the longer term strategic interest of the united states. >> he has been hawkish on russia, and including the buildup in the baltic states, and isis and terrorism, will that influence policy inside the west wing? >> it's interesting, norah, because we have not yet -- it's only 30 days in and we have not seen the president's national security strategy. how you approach particular foreign policy issues, russia, iran, china, syria, really depends on what's the president's strategy, and there's no terms in what will president trump's strategy be, and he will be the one to write that. and then bomb threats to jewish community centers, and
all there have been 69 threats at 54 centers across the country in recent weeks, and they have all been hoaxes, and president trump said a moment ago, anti-semitism is horrible and has to stop while visiting a museum. and ivanka trump wrote america is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance, and we must protect our houses of worship and religious centers. and then heavy rain is making creeks and rivers swell in an already-soaked region. storms triggered mudslides in santa cruz south of san francisco. that area could see eight more inches of rain before the storm moves on later today.
john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. water running out of the anderson reservoir continues to create a torant here. in fact, nine of california's 12 major reservoirs are now above their water averages for this time of year. these are the highest totals since 200011. -- 2011. >> the flooding continues across northern california, and creeks are swelling and those living downstream wait and worry. >> if the creek were to overflow the flood pattern is just going to come right through this whole neighborhood. >> reporter: it's not the only reservoir filled to capacity for the recent rains, and officials monday were forced to open a spillway about two hours south of sacramento. the last time that happened it contributed to the flooding in areas in and around the town of modesto. >> we are going to keep the spillway open for four days and release enough water so we can accommodate the storms coming
in. >> in orville, engineers say the dam's spillway is stable and able to handle the rain. >> occasionally you see erosion here and there but nothing of concern at this time. >> reporter: nearly 2,000 residents that live below it are still under an evacuation warning and are told to be ready to leave if necessary. officials say they were able to halt a developing breach in a levy that could impact dozens of homes. and the rain is creating headaches in the santa cruz mountains where mudslides blocked roads and toppled trees. with this giant fir tree falling near santa cruz, some cleared the roads with chainsaws before the fire department arrived. >> we are tired. our crews have one day a week off if they are lucky.
>> since california's rainy season began in october, san francisco has already logged more than 24 inches of rain. that's above the city's annual average rainfall total. >> john, thank you so much. a 26-year-old man is in custody this morning accused of shooting two california police officers. keith boyer, a veteran of the police department was killed and his partner was wounded. the officers were shot after they approached a driver who crashed. carter evans shows us how they had no idea the suspects had allegedly killed another man just hours earlier. >> reporter: gunfire erupted monday morning on this busy stretch of road in southern california after two police officers walked into an ambush. >> it's two officers and when they get him out of the car and they go and pat them down for weapons and he pulls out a gun and engages them in a gunfight. >> officers were responding in
what appears to be a traffic accident after the suspect rear-ended another driver. >> one officer was hit and died at the hospital, and the other officer is in stable condition right now. >> 53-year-old keith boyer, a veteran officer of the whittier police department was killed. >> it's hard for me to hold back. my tears -- all of us have been grieving. >> reporter: law enforcement officials say the 26-year-old suspect who police have not yet named was recently released from prison on early parole, and the gang member shot and killed his cousin that same morning and stole his car. >> unbenounced to the police officers when they pulled the car over, they had a murder suspect in the car. >> reporter: they had not lost an officer on duty since the 1970s, and the tragedy was
visible on the face of the police officers. >> we will get through it. this makes us stronger. >> reporter: for cbs this morning, carter evans, los angeles. >> our condolences to the family of that officer. >> yeah. >> uh-huh. passer bu kwruerbies are crh saving from children, kids walked on to a frozen pond last night to take a picture when the ice gave way. two witnesses jumped into rescue them, and kevin mcqueen described the scary moments after falling in. >> my chest was closing up and i could not breathe. we were all sinking down, and we were holding on to each other. >> i just had to grab them, and -- as hard as i could pull them to get them out. it's do or die. >> wow, the children suffered mild hypothermia, but all are expected to be okay. >> thanks to bennett jonas and his friend who put their own
lives in danger there. lucky kids. airline passengers were not properly screened until after their flight across the country, and major for kpix weather in san francisco, i have the high doppler radar picking up around the east bay and the santa cruz mountains where we still have flood warnings in effect for most of the bay area. showers continue with isolated thunderstorms. not as wet as yesterday. dry wednesday through friday with rain over the weekend and currently in the 50s with daytime highs under 60 degrees.
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more than a car, it's a subaru. good good morning. it's 7:26 and i'm michelle griego. in the south bay there could be potential flooding from coyote creek with water levels expected to rise. the creek caused problems in morgan hills as spillway from the anderson dam overflows. tonight, oakland city council will consider ways to prevent another tragedy like the ghost ship fire. the city administrator will present a report on ways to handle industrial spaces. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,
over 3.5 miles to the richardson bay bridge. in east bay, canyon road is closed between the town and mission boulevard in fremont. public transit, 10 minutes delay is due to a train problem and no ace train service today. just when you thought it was safe to leave umbrellas at home, scattered showers in the forecast. precipitation is right there, right now across the peninsula and into the bay. moderate to heavy rainfall with scattered showers and temperatures in the 50s to 60 degrees with winds out of the south. 15-20 miles an hour and it looks like we also have storm watch coverage today with partly to mostly cloudy skies for your wednesday and continued cloudy on thursday and friday with more rain this weekend. ,,,,,,,,,,
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high jinks, he does like to do that. >> yeah. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, security breach at one of the country's busiest airports. nearly a dozen passengers passed through an unguard the checkpoint and got on to the plane. and how the tsa waited up to two hours to sound the alarm on that. and the ground law after the deadly movie theater shooting. rikki klieman in our green room with the ruling of an arguments over text messaging. "the washington post" says investigators still don't know what killed the estranged half brother of north korea's dictator in malaysia. autopsy shows no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds. airport camera footage apparently shows a woman assaulting kim jong-nam last week. police believe that he was poisoned. "usa today" said men
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>> nearly a dozen passed through a security checkpoint that was nut fully supervised yesterday. the passengers were able to make it on to their planes without further screening. kris van cleave shows us how it took hours for police to respond. >> good morning, sources tell cbs news tsa officers were in the process of opening a precheck lane when the passengers walked through an unstaffed metal deteshgts. the tsa said two supervisors were wear of the breach within minutes but it wasn't reported until after a third supervisor saw it on video at least an hour later. police in the tsa at jfk were sent scrambling after 11 travelers were not properly screened monday morning. at around 6:00, the passengers walked through an unsprfupervis metal detector. three of them set off an alarm. and continued to a gate for secondary screening.
they were not notified until two hours. security cameras captured images of at least two of the people who set off an alarm. all three identified after boarding a flight to san francisco. they were rescreened after landing. >> the most vulnerable time for any kind of checkpoint is differing the transition period. >> reporter: aviation expert sheldon jacobsen said it's weakest early in the morning and shift changes. >> i believe tsa has to look at the transition points. they need to make sure the integrity and the security afforded to it. >> reporter: monday's incident is the latest in a string of embarrassments for the tsa including crippling long lines and failed security tests. president trump has yet to report a new tsa administrator to replace peter neffenger who stepped down last night. the agency has introduced hundreds of additional officers and new technology to screen the
2 million passengers screened daily. but security gaffs leave some passengers concerned. >> it's scary. they're in danger. >> the tsa said all 11 passengers' carry-on bags were properly screened. and a k9 team was working the area as well. the agency indicate it will discipline and retrain employees as needed. in a statement to "cbs this morning," the tsa said "we are confidence this incident present no, sir threat to the aviation transportation system." gayle. >> that's not comforting to hear this morning. florida's controversial stand your ground law is at the center of a controversial hearing this morning to determine whether a trial will even take place. retired captain curtis reeves is accused of shooting and killing a man in a movie theater. they that an argument over texting in a movie theater.
reed's lawyers said that his client acted out of safety when olson verbally and physically attacked him. >> we believe in this case, a criminal prosecution because he reasonably believed that the threat was imminent. and that using deadly force was necessary. >> cbs legal analyst rikki klieman is here. and joins us at the table. rikki, high. it's disheartening to know that texting to lead to loss of life. and a lot of people believe that stand your ground means when you're at home. can you tell how it applies in this case? >> we always have self-defense as affirmative defense in criminal cases. it's been recognized in time in memorable. what sandtand your ground chang
not only here but in a theater, self-defense plus no duty to retreat. so, in the other states that don't have stand your ground, if you're in a public to which you have a right to be there legally, you still have to retreat to the wall. if you are met with force. but in stand your >> yeah. you're saying he doesn't to move here? >> exactly correct. >> the defense attorneys said that he reasonably believed the threat was imminent. how are they saying that this life was in danger? >> well, one of the thing that is critical in this case is the word "reasonably. ""he's been portrayed by defense as a 71-year-old man tests who was frail, who was arthritic,
who reflexive time was less. who felt vulnerable as many 71-year-old frail people would do. and what he then did, they say, was not only subjective, but he felt vulnerable as you can see as he moved that he was being menaced. and the shot is up. it's an upward tratrajectory. so that he says he was sitting back and the guy was coming at him. >> rikki, tell us exactly what happened. because he's sitting in a theater. the victim is apparently texting. he goes to the management to complain, right? >> yes. he's go -- he did everything right. he went to the manager to complain. he comes back in, and that's when the argument starts. it may or may not have started, he said he tells the manager something is thrown at the defendant. i think it was probably the cell phone. his glasses are knocked askew. hit something in his face. the popcorn is then spilled.
and according to the defense, the man was screaming menacing at him. by the way, there are witnesses in the theater who say that the deceased voice rose above the sound of the very, very loud previews before "lone survivor." this is a case defendant must show by preponderance of the evidence to a judge, quote/unquote, he reasonably believed that his life was in danger. >> very sad case. thank you. taxpayers saves millions when the president travels so it all adds up when the president goes to mar-a-lago. ahead, why he could spend as much as president obama spent in eight years. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. "let life in
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the travel has an estimated price tag of $10 million. and manuel marquez is outside of mar-a-lago where the numbers are quickly piling up. >> reporter: good morning, between secret service and local deputies guarding the estate and the u.s. coast guard out in the surrounding waters, mar-a-lago is a fortress when the president is here. the white house will not disclose the exact cost of mr. trump's figure. that $10 million figure is based on a similar trip by president obama in 2013. air force one accounts for a big chunk of the presidential travel budget. costing more than $180,000 per hour to operate. that means the roughly four-hour round trip flight to his seaside
estate costs more than $700,000. >> is he going down there every weekend, the costs are going to add up pretty quickly. >> reporter: tom smitten, president of the watchdog group. >> he doesn't need to go to florida every weekend. he can work at the white house or up at camp david. >> reporter: mr. trump often attacked his predecessor for traveling too often. he once tweeted president barack obama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. unbelievable. four years ago, president obama's weekend in south florida cost taxpayers $3.6 million. the pentagon spent about $2.8 million for air force one, plus support aircraft and military personnel. the secret service and the coast guard added nearly $800,000. during his eight years in office, mr. obama racked up about $97 million in travel
costs. president trump is on pace to eclipse that by the end of his first year. another cost of keeping president trump safe, disruptions to businesses near mar-a-lago. the airspace around lantana airport is restrict were when the president is in town. on an average day there are around 300 takeoff it's and landings. but when the president's here nothing is moving, except the bottom line for businesses that operate out of this airport. they say they lose about $30,000 each weekend they're closed. others welcome the presidential visit to palm beach. she owns a boutique in the rich shopping district. >> president trump will bring many more high-end visitors to the community which is going to definitely help everyone on a high economic scale. >> reporter: regardless of who is in office, presidential visits are never cheap. nearly, the president must be kept safe. but he also travels with a
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this is the kpix5 morning update. it's cap -- at 756 and i'm kenny choi. three dozen homes have been flooded after creek reached the banks yesterday. the homeless encampment was overwhelmed and rescues are under way. conditions and the sierra could be dangerous. sierra-at-tahoe faces a high avalanche warning and cruise estimate an additional 2-5 feet of snow could fall by this evening. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,
five miles of slow traffic. the altamonte past west bound 580 is backed up onto i 205 and west bound to their five is backed up beyond north tracy boulevard. things are clearing up on 580 and in hayward, eastbound 92, an accident is blocking the two left lanes and west bun, slowing from industrial boulevard to the san mateo bridge. that's a look at traffic. let's look at the doppler radar. we have more rain for your morning commute. the heaviest activity is right there over the peninsula streaming back to the santa cruz mountains. san mateo to woodside and east bay to san leandro with heavy rainfall from alan rock into san jose and santa clara. temperatures with scattered rain and the potential for isolated storms and in the 50s with highs going up to 60 degrees, at best.
♪,,,,,,, good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, february 21st, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including british lawmakers arguing over our president. the parliament debate over giving president trump a royal welcome when he goes to london. first here is today's eye opener at 8:00. the crash happened about 9:00 am australian time. police say the timing may have saved many lives. one of the most successful battlefield commanders in iraq. the job of national security adviser is quite a bit different. >> you know him. what can you tell us about him? do you think it's a good choice? >> i think it's a brilliant choice. both a doer and a thinker.
the trump administration is putting the final touches on these new guidelines, which are expected to toughen immigration laws. california's 12 major reservoirs are now above their water averages for this time of year. tsa officers were in the process of opening a prechecked lane when they walked through an unchecked metal detector. visits, that $10 million figure is based on a similar trip by president obama in 2013. this weekend, trump held a campaign rally in the florida airport. he had a real-life person join him on stage. >> come on up. the guy was great. hop over the fence! >> nothing screams strong borders and extreme vetting like "hop over the fence." come on. bring that broken bottle with you. come on. get on up here. >> i'm gayle king with norah o'donnell, anthony mason.
charlie, as you know, is off. he is recovering nicely. we've got proof of that. breaking news. yesterday i go over to charlie's place and check in at the desk and say can you tell charlie i'm down here? they go, miss king, mr. rose is already waiting for you at chipriani's. i walk into the restaurant and there is charlie, sitting. honest, as you see in that picture, like he stepped off the golf course. i said no offense but i thought you would be in bed and feeling a little feeble. and he goes, why would you think that? because you had open heart surgery 11 days ago. as i was leaving, i said would it be okay to take a picture and post it? he said absolutely, i think that's a great idea. please do. >> warming up to your selfies now. >> as you know, he is no fan of a selfie. i said can i do a selfie, too? he said okay. he looks great, is in such great spirits. as i was leaving, his trainer was coming. he was getting ready to do some exercise of the he is doing
great and looking great. >> it is amazing what those surgeons can do now and how quickly people can bounce back. my dad had that operation and snapped back. >> what did you have for breakfast? >> egg white omelette, you'll be happy to know. and he had fruit. >> oh, wow! >> and i hate half his fruit. he's planning to come back in march. we said please don't rush. as much as we miss him, please don't rush. so we'll see. i was so excited. >> really good. looked really good. >> i know he's reading the newspaper and following the same stories we are. >> there were five papers on the table. >> and there's this, of course. big news about lieutenant general h.r. mcmaster, because he is president trump's new national security adviser. the president made the announcement at his mar-a-lago estate in florida, where he spent the weekend interviewing candidates. mcmaster thanked the president for the opportunity. >> i would just like to say what a privilege it is to continue serving our nation. i'm grateful to you for that
opportunity and i look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything i can to advance and protect the interest of the american people. >> mcmaster is a 54-year-old career army officer with a phd, who fought in the first gulf war, afghanistan and iraq. as an active duty general, he still serves the commander in chief and is less able to make staffing demands. retired admiral robert howard turned down the position last week. mcmaster has criticized past administrations, including the george w. bush administration's handling of the iraq war. of course, his book "dereliction of duty" about the vietnam war. >> general michael flynn, forced to resign last week, after misleading white house office, including vice president mike pence, about his conversations with u.s. russian ambassador. he said he supported the firing
of flynn. >> i was disappointed to learn that the facts that had been conveyed to me by general flynn were inaccurate. >> the vice president went to europe to reassure u.s. allies that the trump administration will support nato and resist russian aggression. the united kingdom is gripped by a fierce debate over whether president trump deserves recognition of a formal state visit. thousands took to the streets to protest a formal visitation. many argue that having the president greet bid the queen would be an embarrassment to the crown. prompting heated words. good morning, charlie. >> reporter: heated words as to whether president trump has the right to an official visit, meet with the queen, stay at the palace, the whole shebang. mostly this is a chance to vent,
both inside that building and out. >> president trump is a disgusting man. >> to extend this invitation, it would be catastrophic. >> this, a fierce debate over whether president trump should be stripped of a state visit. >> we cannot accept as the denegration of a free press, denegration of women, of religious freedoms. >> reporter: kerstinoswald accused the government of cozying up to the president. >> as one of my constituent states meets of having the [ bleep ] to stand up and show some kind of moral backbone. >> reporter: but those in defense of president trump, like conservative nigel evans say critics should get over it. >> he is going to go down in history as being roundly condemned for being the only politician to deliver on his promises.
we're actually attacking the american people, the 61 million people who voted for donald trump. >> reporter: the last state visit by an american president was by president obama in 2011. unlike a regular visit, a state visit means rolling out the royal red carpet, including an official state banquet. it's ostensably an invitation by the queen. traditionally, u.s. presidents have had to wait years for a state visit if they get one at all. president trump only had to wait seven days, that triggered the petition and protest last night, arguing a state visit would be an embarrassment to her majesty, the queen. >> there is no way, no way donald trump deserves this honor. >> well, in the end, the protest, petition, debate in parliament, none of it really matters in the big picture. no vote was taken and that state visit will go ahead as planned. norah? >> there you go. charlie, thank you so much.
>> the world diplomats are remembering russia's ambassador to the united nations. he died suddenly yesterday in new york, one day before his 65th birthday. he served as russia's representative at the u.n. since 2006. in fact, he was the longest serving ambassador on the security council and was highly respected. charlie rose spoke with him in 2014 on his pbs program. >> is it the beginning of a new cold war between russia and the united states? >> well, first of all, i think when you think about what the cold war was, the cold war was a period of total competition. and both sides were getting very, very seriously to kill each other in nuclear war. this, of course, is not the case and will not be the case this time. we need to analyze the entire situation very coolly. i think that definitely the united states and some western countries have their view on crimea. but i think it's a joint vested
interest. first of all, in making sure the world global economy, global economy is not destabilized and secondly we can work together if we are to prevent further destabilization of ukraine. and without our cooperation on that, i don't see that happening at all. >> russia's deputy permanent representative to the u.n. told the russian news agency, turkan is irreplaceable. he said he remained at his workplace until the very last minute. >> he was the ministry spokesman and even then very highly respected man. >> very well liked. any thought about how he died? we don't know. >> we don't know. four american tourists on a dream vacation were killed when a plane slammed into an australian shopping center, rapidly descending into the outlet mall. seconds later, the plane crashed and burst into flames. the pilot, who was australian, was also killed.
the small plane suffered catastrophic engine failure after takeoff from a melbourne airport. the crash happened about an hour before the mall was set to open and police say that may have saved many lives on the ground. >> when i think about the people on that plane, how horrible. they knew they were in big, big trouble. powerful storms are slamming california for a third day, making creeks and rivers rise in the santa cruz mountains. large mudslides blocked the roads and toppled the trees. for the first time in 20 years, officials were opened to spillway at the reservoir two hours south of sacramento. northern half of the state is under advisories for flood, snow, wind or winter weather. president trump's effort to finalize his revised travel ban may impact health care for millions americans. ahead, how a ban could make it more difficult to tackle the national for kpix weather center in
san francisco, i will take a look at the scattered showers around the peninsula, through the north bay, the east bay and the santa cruz mountains where flood warnings are still in effect. showers continue with isolated storms, dry wednesday through friday and rain over the weekend. currently, in the 50s with daytime highs remaining under 60 degrees.
tens of thousands of people around the world are on the lookout for painted rocks. do you ever get the push back of, are you kidding me? you're painting rocks? >> of course. that's what everybody thinks. the naysayers become believers. it's an incredible thing. >> ahead, we'll hear how rocks -- that's right, rocks with a personal meaning are spreading hope and unity to strangers. you're watching ""cbs this morning" we'll be right back. what i love most about tempur-pedic mattresses... is that they contour to your body. it keeps us comfortable and asleep at night. save up to $500 on a new tempur-pedic. now through february 26. get your tempur-pedic today! the most highly recommended bed in america. or is it your allergy pills? holding you back break through your allergies. introducing flonase sensimist.
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♪ president trump is president trump is finalizing a revised version of the travel ban temporarily barring people from seven muslim countries. this comes at a delicate time for the american medical system. hospitals have until tomorrow to select their next generation of doctors. they're drawing from a pool that includes more than 1,000 applicants from countries on president trump's list. we have a reporter in springfield, illinois, on how this could impact patient care. tony, good morning. >> good morning. the united states is suffering a severe shortage of primary care physicians with gaps reported in
virtually every state. major health care systems like this one at southern illinois university had hoped to fill some of those gaps with foreign born doctors. but with new talk of a travel ban, they now fear that those efforts could fail. >> i started getting one text and one e-mail after another after another after another after another. >> the moment president trump signed his temporary travel ban, dr. jerry cruz, dean of the southern illinois university school of medicine, was slammed by messages from panicked colleagues. >> it's an atmosphere much what's going to happen next? i think there is some fear, there is fear of detention, there's fear of the ban being extended to other countries. >> reporter: one in four doctors in the u.s. are foreign born including an estimated 15,000 from the seven countries already included in president trump's travel ban. >> how significant is a shortage in a place like this? >> in this county, the shortage of primary care physicians is about half of what is needed. >> refere . >> reporter: dr. cruz hoped to help those in morgan county by
recruiting more international graduates. >> international medical graduates are very important part of the american health system. >> dr. andrew german is president of the american medical association. >> in many places, the international medical graduate physical is the medical system. so people should be very concerned about this. >> reporter: hospitals have until 9:00 p.m. wednesday to decide which recent medical school graduates they would like to bring on as residents, in a normal yeeshgs the best candidates would rise to the top. fwhut year, hospitals also have to weigh whether to take a risk on a candidate whose visa may be denied. >> all your dreams are shattered by a piece of paper. >> a syrian born cordology fellow at cook county hospital arrived as a resident in 2011. >> if someone in the white house is watching this, what you would want them to know about the doctors from the seven countries? >> our dream -- i would really urge them not to take this opportunity away from them.
the program wants them. they want the program. they should have the same opportunity to match here. >> reporter: dr. cruz hopes the new ban includes an extension for doctors. >> what message would you have for foreign applicants who are watching this playout in the united states and thinking about next year? >> i'd tell them, just hang on. we're there for you. >> reporter: now the average doctor sees between will 800 and 1500 patients a year. so when we talk about the 15,000 physicians from the seven k countries already faektd, we're talking about health care that could affect millions of americans. gayle? >> thank you, sony. another per inspective to consider for sure. thanks a lochlt a louisiana grandmother did not hesitate when she saw a man attacking a police officer. ahead, how she saved a police corporal who was allegedly being beaten with his own baton. don't mess with grandma. and we're get one last look this morning at bow-bow, the giant panda before she moves to her new home on the other side of the world. so cute. you're watching "cbs this
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started hitting him on the head. the grandmother jumped on the suspect's back to save the corporal. >> you could see it in his eyes that he needed help. i didn't want to walk away from him. >> next thing i know, she was pulling her -- the suspect's hand off of my gun. >> williams-tillman helped officer amie keep control until backup arrive. the baton rouge police department called williams-tillman a true hero. i love this woman. >> i do, too. >> i just love her. >> she knows how to get the job done. >> i love that she jumped on the back. >> i love, anthony, that she stopped the car and pulled over. >> everybody is okay. uber is facing a new pr setback. how a disturbing harassment claim by a former employee is just the latest in the string of im for the this is the kpix5 morning
update. good morning. it's a 25:00 and i'm kenny choi. in san jose, several people were trapped in coyote creek with water levels rising so quickly they were stuck in the trees. we are told the victims are homeless men and women who were camping on a golf course. highway 17 in santa cruz mountains is open. the mudslide blocked the lanes on pine hill road and it had been closed since february 8. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
track and, there's an accident on 101 near the robin williams tunnel that cleared. backup is bad. it goes from san rafael all the way to sausalito. altamonte past commute on westbound 205 and 580 is looking bad this morning. at least a 12-mile backup for commuters trying to get past north lynn road into livermore. the bay bridge, a live look at the shot before the toll. the lights are on and if you get to the bridge by i-80, it's about a one hour drive. that's a look at traffic and here is weather. a lot going on.
heavy precipitation lines the peninsula in the santa clara valley and the east bay with shades of yellow and orange and there was even a red spot that may be -- made me believe we had a passing thunderstorm. light to moderate rain from danville to hayward makes it a sloppy morning commute. throughout the silicon valley, sunny roads toward cupertino. heavy rain in santa cruz where they don't need it anymore. coyote creek has a flood warning and effect in we have a flood warning for alameda creek in the east bay, niles canyon, the water is two feet over flood stage with mudslides and water on the road. in central santa cruz, the san lorenzo park has flooding and some flooding and sevastopol and flooding over santa clara.
♪ well, here's a look at bao bao, the giant panda hanging out in her enclosure at washington's national zoo. she's preparing to say farewell to america. the zoo has been getting ready for her departure for several weeks. it has a breeding agreement with china to return all cubs by the time they turn 4 years old. bao bao's 4th birthday is in august. the zoo is closed this morning as workers prepare for her big trip. she will travel on a flight to china this afternoon with a zookeeper and veterinarian. the public had a chance to say good-bye to bao bao yesterday. she played on a giant ice cake made of a shape of a giants
pagoda. >> very hard to say bye-bye to bao bao. >> it is. both literally and figuratively. >> bye-bye, bao bao. >> they're cute doing anything. chewing with their mouths open. licking their paws. rolling down the hill. welcome back to -- bao bao is a first. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this hour, a woman's account of sexual harassment at uber could represent a much larger problem in silicon valley. jodie cantor is in our green room with implicationings to the ride sharing service and the implications as a whole. and picking up a new hobby, painting rocks and hiding them in plain sight for others to find. how this quickly moving trend has moved from u.s. to africa. time to show you headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reports on a study
of teen suicide attempts and same-sex marriage. a six-year study ending in 2015 found that 7% drop in suicide attempts among all high school students, as states ended their gay marriage ban. the drop among sexual minorities was 14%. researchers caution, though, the results don't prove there's a connection. david cassidy tells "people" magazine that he's battling commentsi dementia. his mother and grandfather also had this condition. the former "partridge family" star is 66 years old. he struggled to recall the lyrics of a popular song he's sung for nearly 50 years. and something new to old glory. a flag displayed during a visit of vice president pence to brussels had 51 stars. they got the stripes right, of course. 13. but the eu has not explained
what happened. >> it does look a little funny. >> but i wonder who counted the stars. >> apparently, no one counted the stars. "washington post" reports that president trump played a full round sunday. he played with rory mcilroy in west palm beach. it took the president 24 days before he played his first confirmed round of golf. president obama did not play until more than three months after his inauguration. >> that is, of course, all of the stats compiled by mark knoller, our golfing expert. >> our white house statistician, yes. "wall street journal" said toys r u.s. displays corporate cuts. 250 jobs were eliminated. sales were down 2.5%.
toys "r" us had trouble attra attracting shoppers to stores. and "the guardian" on the biggest sailing yacht, the $455 billion ship is being delivered to a russian billionaire when it was stopped in ed iped in gibr. he has a mass of more than 300 feet. the billionaire who owns it is worth, they say, close to $4 billion. i'm thinking they will settle that sooner rather than later. >> $16 million is all change for him. >> it's a sailing yacht, different than a regular yacht? >> yeah. >> okay. "plain dealer" in cleveland reports on country music star eric church cracking down on ticket scalpers. today, he'll cancel 25,000 tickets bought by scalpers. the tickets will be released for
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♪ we continue our ongoing series "a more perfect union" this morning to show how what unites as yous americans is far greater than what divides us. today, we visit the political battleground of ohio. where a simple but unusual hobby is spreading across the buckeye state. residents are picking up and passing along colorful stones to share random acts of kindness. dana jacobson visited ohio to see how the state rocks. good morning. blue don't throw these guys. you paint them obviously and
then place them for others to find. it's a trend that exploded in northeast ohio to found common ground in a state that's certainly had its fair share of division. >> reporter: at the university of mt. union, stones are placed on a bench, beside a tree. beside a popular kissing bench. >> people are truly impacted by these rocks. >> reporter: nancy had a facebook page last summer after hearing about similar groups in washington state. that's where the rock hiding trend started with the simple premise, find a rock. paint a rock. hide a rock and, oh, yes, post pictures. >> is that idea that you write a smile, typically write a post and maybe they smile? >> absolutely. there are so many people that write posts that say, you know, i found this rock and it really did make me smile. >> reporter: since launching rocks several months ago, 50,000
have joined making it the largest sign and post rock group. >> did you ever get the pushback, are you kidding me, you're painting rocks? >> absolutely. the naysayers become believers. >> reporter: she likes to hunt for rocks with her dog who poses with every sign. >> she likes being in front of the camera. she smiles. that smile is concontagious. it's like a treasure hunt. >> reporter: and the sightings aren't lifted to northeast ohio. rock posts have come from spain, switzerland and tanzania. >> these rocks take on a life of their own. they're out there with a purpose and they have a life. and they're meaningful. >> reporter: but terming what's meaningful can get complicated. the list of rules is expensive. >> we also make an effort,
though, to not be political to not take stands. why is that? >> that's a tough one, i take a lot of criticism for that. we're not here to support issues. we're not here to support candidates. we're not here to support causes. we're here to promote kindness and sharing with each other. >> reporter: what is encouraged rocks with a personal meaning whether creating a work of art or something straight from the heart. >> i came home from work one day, a bucket full of rocks. >> reporter: elise went to high school with nancy and brenda who helps run the group. they painted a bucket full of rocks to honor her daughter megan. megan had sarcoma a rare form of cancer for six months. she died in august before anyone predicted. >> they told me she could live for years.
>> reporter: nothing will cure the grief of losing a child. but megan's rocks as they're now known have brought much needed support. >> when somebody finds one of megan's rocks, the kindness in the person that megan was is being shared by all of these people who finds her rocks. >> reporter: what has it been like to leave those rocks of your daughter? >> it's comforting and it's sad. and it's just so unbelievable to bring the rocks and know that we're taking her with us and leaving a little bit of her somewhere. and somebody else findings it, they may not know that meaning of the rock, when they post it and they found it, we thank them and say megan rocks. >> reporter: who knew, rocks. like they were inspired by the washington group northeast ohio rocks have formed other groups. others have sparked fro morit. nearly 20 more rock groups across the country.
there's actually one from chile that started. i brought one for you guys. it's a rock. >> it's a lovely idea. >> i'm keeping my rock. even though it says find it and rehide it, i like this. i love this idea. >> if you love it, you keep it, paint a new rock and hide that one. that one gave me trouble in security. they didn't know what it was. a waitress proves he can deliver under pressure. we'll show you her quick reaction when a giant lizard is inside a busy restaurant.,,,, ,,,,,,,,
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this is the kpix5 morning of a. good morning. it's 8:55 and i'm kenny choi. crews are working to rescue people trapped in coyote creek. nearly 20 people got stuck in the trees from rising water levels and we are told they were at a homeless encampment and on a golf course. that coyote cute is causing problems in the creek flowing to the anderson reservoir. it's going over the spillway and flowing behind several homes. oakland city council will consider a way to prevent the tragedy like the ghost ship fire. the city administrator will present a report on industrial spaces used as housing. weather and traffic in just a moment. ,,
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here's a look at your traffic. public transit, due to an earlier medical emergency is experiencing 10 minute delays from downtown oakland to peninsula destinations. the ace train is canceled, including all afternoon train service. a problem at market and third, streetcars are turned back at the ferry building. in marin county, 101 is improving, but slower than normal from 580 and stanislaus
to sausalito, due to an earlier seven car crash in sausalito. 17 is closed and highway 9 well crews are clearing a landslide. no alternate way to get to santa cruz that is easy. rest is southbound ones are one to 56, two northbound 101, along alternate route. a lot going on. lots of rain showers across the santa clara valley and the santa cruz mountains into the east bay, moderate to heavy reciprocation. 680, making tracks toward the santa clara valley, santa clara county and coyote creek has a flash flood warning in effect as we do in the niles area for the alameda creek. mudslides and the river in the santa cruz mountains has a flood warning and still in the sonoma county, flood warnings exist. currently, temperatures in the
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