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from the brafoadcast captioning funded by cbs . it's thursday, march 30th, 2017. this is "cbs morning news." a church bus and a pickup truck collide head on leaving at least 13 people dead. this morning investigators are trying to figure out what went wrong. a deal is made. north carolina lawmakers agree pcontroversial bathroom law. and the senate intelligence committee shows unity as it presses forward to re members from the
passenger bus overnight as they tried to figure out what caused the two vehicles to collide. >> for reasons unknown, the truck veered into the southbound lane and struck the bus head on. >> reporter: the mini bus passengers were all senior citizens from the church. they were returning home from a retreat when they say the driver of the truck collided head on with the bus. debris was scattered all over the roadway and the bus ended up on the rail. of the 15 people involved in the accident, only two survived including one of the passengers and drive ore the truck. >> we're used to working fatal crash scenes but the first time we even seen something like this happen with so many confirmed dead at one time. >> reporter: as the investigation gets under way churchgoers are struggling to make sense of what happened. >> our church families are doing
what church families do. they're coming together, they're crying together, they're praying together. >> reporter: wednesday pastor brad mclean comforted people. >> reporter: grief counselors will be on hand at the church today and for the rest of the week. at last check, the two survivors were still being treated in the hospital. in a statement yesterday the governor here in texas called the accident an unimaginable tragedy. anne-marie, this morning the ntsb is omething was
cooper said it's not a perfect deal, but it repeals house bill 2 and begins to repair our reputation. cooper estimates house bill 2 cost the state nearly $42 million in lost business. and a federal judge in hawaii indefinitely extended an order blocking president trump's revised travel ban. it discriminated against muslims and hurt the economy. he tweeted while we understand the president may repeal, we believe the court's decision will be affirmed. the senate intelligence committee begins hearings today on alleged russian interference in the 2015 election. the committee says it wants to interview about 20 individuals. as jeff pegues reports, the republican chair says his job
overrides any loilyalty he migh have. >> reporter: intelligence committee chair richard burr is investigating documents. they made a public show of unity. >> an outside foreign adversary effectively sought to hijack our most critical democratic process, the election of a president. and in that process decided to favor one candidate over another. >> reporter: the senator stood in stark contrast to their counterparts in the house. the investigation there has been stalled bipartisan bickering. the ranking democrat adam schiff has called on republican chairman devin nunes to step aside, accusing him of trying to shield the white house and detract from the investigation. >> we will not take questions on the house intelligence committee. >> reporter: the senate committee will examine whether the trump campaign coordinated with the russians who carried out a wave of cyber attacks
during the election. it will also investigate whether thousands of internet trolls hired by the russians manipulated it. talking about fake news. senator burr said the investigation will be fair and impartial. >> senator burr, have you personally coordinated with the white house at allsome. >> no, sir, i have not, and it's the relationship and the truftd we have. >> reporter: both senators say that part of the urgency in getting to the bottom of what happened here are concerns that u.s. allies in europe could be facing similar russian meddling in their elections. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. well, house speaker paul ryan said russian med ling came as no surprise. he sat down yesterday with cbs
co-anchor norah o'donnell. >> i was just listening to the senators on the senate intelligence committee and i know you know senator burr who you served with. >> sure, sure. >> he said, look, this is so important. they're investigating. >> they're doing it to other countries right now. >> yes. overt and covert in europe, germany, and france. >> yes, yes, yes. mitch mcconnell, chuck schumer, and nancy pelosi and i sent letter os the secretary of state before the election saying head s up, be on the guard, guard your data. we already know right now they're trying to do it with other countries some of the world's super power, the american government needs to do everything they possibly can to not only cover what they do.
i this i we have the special responsibility given our capability to make sure we help our allies by guarding the russians in their elections just like they tried to with 17th air strike targeting isis that killed dozen in mosul was not designed to bring down an entire building. >> the munition that was employed here should not have created the effects that have been observed. >> the u.s. military is launching a firmal investigation into the incident. officials want to know what role the u.s. played in the attack. a woman is facing multiple
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and he and crewmate peggy whitson will be back out to do more improvements on the orbiting lab. ahead this morning spacex launch. we'll take you to the kennedy space center where spacex will try to reuse a rocket for the first time. prison terms are handed down in the bridgegate scandal and the president's eldest daughter takes a job at the white house. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the new york times" reports that ivanka trump will be a an official federal employee while advising her father. he role had been described as informal when they announced she would have a white house office. critics said that would have let her avoid financial disclosure rules. >> the "financial times" says the city is suing the government for its role in the sanctuary of undocumented immigrants. mayor ed murray said president trump violated the constitution when he ordered cities to enforce federal immigration laws. the government is threatening to withhold funds from cities that don't help to deport people.
the "los angeles times" says a mexican state attorney general faces drug trafficking charges in the u.s. edgar veytia is being held in san diego after his arrest monday at the border crossing there. he's accused of conspiring to smuggle heroin, cocaine, and methamphetamine in the u.s. he's the top law enforce management officer of a state in southwest mexico. the wall street journal says two former chris christie employees are headed to prison after the bridgegate scandal. bill baroni and bridget anne kelly were convicted of causing massive traffic jams in 2013 to hurt a political foe of new jersey's governor. and the national hockey league unveiled plans today for its first game ever in china. two preseason games are scheduled next september in beijing and shanghai. china will host the winter olympics in 2022.
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samsung unveils a new smartphone, and a ride-hailing service takes a commuter route. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. more encouraging news for contractors. the national association of realtors says more people signed contracts to buy homes last month. on wall street the dow fell 42 points yesterday, the s&p was up 2 points, the nasdaq gain 22 points. >> samsung's first major smartphone since the recall will arrive next month. the galaxy s 8 comes in two sizes with a voice assistant medicine hat to rival google's and apple's assistant. >> the phone's battery had caught fire and cost the company more than $5 billion. lyft is testing a new service in chicago called shuttle. riders travel along an established route.
they can get off at a designated drop-off spot. the service includes a fixed rate fare. so that means no surge pricing. and a new rule at the oscars. no cell phones backstage for the accountants. that is after last month's best picture blunder. "la la land" was announced as the picture even though "moonlight" actually won. pwc known as pricewaterhousecooperss took the blame. they tweeted a backstage photo just before handing the voters wrong envelope. still ahead, a rare public appearance by the first lady. melania trump hands out a speech and honors to women around the world. en around the world. right now at kohl's friends and family sale
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in a rare public appearance yesterday melania trump may have indicated what cause she will adopt in her role as first lady. the story from jan crawford. >> reporter: presenting the women of courage awards at the state department, mrs. trump signaled where she will put her focus at first lady. >> together we must declare that the era of allowing the brutality against women and children is over. >> reporter: it was a rare public appearance by mrs. trump who dazzled washington at the inauguration but has since stayed largely out of the spotlight while the president's daughter ivanka has picked up some of the traditional duties. as first lady mrs. trump has read to children in new york, greeted foreign spouses, and introduced her husband in speeches. she's been less visible than her predecessors in part because
she's staying in new yorken till june when her 11-year-old son barron finished the school year. that response has sparked criticism especially since it's been reported that security at trump tower is reportedly costing more than $100,000 a day. anita mcbride said mrs. trump is learning her way. >> i think she's not a politician's wife. and, in fact, remember, she's only been an american citizen for ten years. this there's a lot to absorb. there's a lot to take in. >> reporter: this afternoon the first lady joined her husband at the white house. >> melania is a very highly accomplished women and really an inspiration to so many and she's doing some great job. >> now, most first ladies take a little while to tackle the job. two months after michelle obama became first lady she broke ground for the white house garden, but it was a year before she announced her first
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our top stories this morning, at least 13 people were killed when a pickup truck slammed head on into a small bus on a two-lane highway in southwest texas. there were two survivors in yesterday's crash including the truck driver. most of the victims were senior citizens returning from a church retreat. it's unclear why the truck swerved into the oncoming lane. and a deadly weather system that pounded the plains continues to move east this morning. yesterday two young boys were killed by downed power lines in northwest texas. northwest texas and oklahoma were hit by more than a dozen tornadoes, strong wind, and hail.
this morning the national weather service says the greatest threat of severe weather lies in mississippi and tennessee. what you do and where you go on the internet is about to become even less private. errol barnett has details on a new federal law. >> they've rolled back the biggest win in consumer privacy that i've seen in years. they've just destroyed it. >> reporter: he's outraged with the bill, which allows your online information to be stored and sold by broadband internet service providers like at&t, comcast, and verizon without your consent. your browsing history, online shopping habits, even apps in history on your cell phone can now be up for sale. >> let's say i'm on the ebay website and i want to buy a new camera. >> he showed us how your online behavior is saved. >> exactly what your internet provider is able to see. right here it says, look, jeremy is searching for a new camera.
we're just afraid that isps are going to turn the creepiness up to 11. republican jeff slake introduced the senate bill. >> let's go back and regulate all entities the same. >> companies like google and facebook already save and sell user information. slake says singling out isps is unfair. >> you can always opt out by contacting your internet service provider by saying you don't want your data to be sold. >> we should note there's no law requiring isps allowing you to opt out. the decision is really up to each individual company, and these businesses know your individual footprint is worth billions of dollars the marketing and ad agencies. errol barnett, cbs news, washington. coming up on the "cbs this morning" we'll take you to columbus, ohio, where speed might ease congestion. plus snapchatting mountain climbers talk about preparations
morning. good morning, i'm kenny choi. it's thursday, march 30. >> it is. and i'm michelle griego. some rain and also wind. driving over the bay bridge and had to keep two hands on the steering wheel. >> i did see a sign but it was, yeah -- >> i thought it was the windiest on the span coming into san francisco. >> yes. it was. >> on the span and as you entered san francisco and all along the way from pleasanton to oakland, i had some pretty heavy showers. showers, not rain. just showers. there's a difference in consistency but enough to mess up that brand-new washed car from monday, right? [ laughter ] out the door, it's a dry golden gate bridge. we were actually counting the cars crossing a little bit earlier this morning. we do have some sprinkles around the golden gate bridge. we do have a shower in the san francisco area. temperatures right now in the 50s almost 60 in oakland extremely mild. in addition to this rainy ar