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prey in the water. the red-tailed hawk is expected to recover and should b re in a month or s cool, huh? that's it at five. we'll be back at 6:00 tonight. all right of the cbs weekend news is next. cond time in two weeks following an arrest for failing to pay child support. >> i promise you, we're going to straighten all this stuff out. that's all i can say right now. i promise you. >> ninan: also tonight, a passenger jet forced to make an emergency landing after reports of fire in the cargo hold. >> ninan: descending on the trendy south by southwest conference in texas. we'll hear how some candidates are proposing to break up america's largest tech companies. and an update on a nine-year-old basketball enthusiast who asked
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n.b.a. star steph curry to design shoes for girls. she received a sweet surprise from her idol. >> reporter: what's it like to see it like this? >> it's a dream come true. >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. r. kelly was released from jail today after $161,000 in owed child support was paid on his behalf. this is just the latest round of escalating legal problems for the r&b singer. kelly was taken into custody wednesday for those outstanding payments. he was out on bail in a separate criminal case over charges of aggravated sexual abuse. jericka duncan has the latest. >> reporter: after being jailed for failure to pay his child support, r. kelly was released from a chicago jail saturday. he briefly addressed the media. >>miou'rgoin ightenllstuff t.ay i prise you. >> reporter: his attorney,
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steve greenberg, would not give details about whether kelly paid the more than $161,000 he owed. >> so he paid the child support. he paid it year after year after year. >> reporter: who paid the money so that he could get out today? >> that's for me to know and for no one else. >> reporter: greenberg represents kelly in his criminal case. last month, the three-time grammy-winning artist pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. >> so we're going to focus on the evidence. we're going to fight the case in the courtroom. >> reporter: cook county prosecutors say they have d.n.a. evidence and a video from the late '90s which shows kelly having sex with a girl who was believed to be under age. >> the state has yet to give us one single piece of evidence. >> reporter: do you think it helped his case to speak out? >> you know, whatever this man does, people he sat for an interview. he wanted to sit for that interview. he's not hiding. >> reporter: and gayle king's "cbs this morning" interview with the r&b singer, the 52-year-old talked about the numerous allegations lodged against him. >> reporter: have you ever had
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sex with anyone under the age of 17? >> no, no. >> reporter: never? >> no. >> reporter: i have to tell you, it's so hard to believe that based on all that we've read, and what the women have said about you-- >> let me tell you something, gayle-- >> reporter: and what the women have said about you. and what the women have said about you. >> what women said about me. so nobody's allowed to be mad at me and be scorned and lie on me? >> reporter: so they're lying on you? that's your explanation? they're lying on you? absolutely. >> i have not talked to him about that interview with gayle king. if that's what he wants to do, that's what he can do. he-- he is innocent. >> reporter: reena, after being released from jail, i asked r. kelly if he thought speaking out helped him. he s ninan: jericka duncan. jericka, thank you very much. well, it was a scary early-morning flight for 189
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passengers en route from montreal to fort lauderdale. reports of a possible fire onboard forced a canadian jetliner to make an emergency landing in newark. nikki battiste has more. >> reporter: around 8:30 a.m. saturday, this air transat plane's pilot alerted air traffic control to a possible fire. >> reporter: passengers on flight 942 reported the smell of smoke coming from the cargo hold... >> reporter: ...which forced the canadian airline's boeing 737, traveling from montreal to fort lauderdale, florida, to make an emergency landing at newark airport. safely on the ground, the pilot asked all 189 passengers and six crew members to deplane on emergency slides. newark airport tweeted that all runways were closed due to an
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"airport emergency," leaving other flights and passengers stuck on the runway. >> we saw the planes stacked up when we landed, and you could see they were using one runway. >> reporter: all flights resumed a few hours later. in a statement, air transat said, "no one was injured." but a spokesman for the port authority which oversees newark airport told cbs news two minor injuries were reported. one passenger had a panic attack. the other was hurt sliding down the emergency chute and taken to the hospital. one passenger tweeted this photo and said, the crew was "firm, professional, and attentive" during a "very stressful episode." the f.a.a. has still not confirmed if there was fire or smoke on board.r aircasught in and, reena, they're scheduled to arrive tonight. >> ninan: glad to know they're we, one of thest gatherings yet of the 2020 presidential candidates is happening right now at a hip
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music and technology gathering, the south by southwest conference in texas is a conference of leaders in multiple industries. this year, it's also a very big draw for white house contenders. ed o'keefe reports from austin. >> reporter: several people running for president,st inking about it, are here this weekend, crashing a party better known as a music festival and technology conference. it's giving candidates an excuse to talk up ideas on how to regulate big tech companies and to protect americans' privacy online. massachusetts senator elizabeth warren came here with a plan to break up some of the world's largest technology companies. >> to be able to compete on a level playing field is taken away by these platform giants. >> reporter: under her plan, facebook would have to drop the ing servwhatsapp andsi instagram. google would have to cut ties to navigation tool waze,toto the return counter and drop its purchase of whole foods. >> the monopolists will make
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fewer monopoly profits. boo-hoo. >> reporter: these companies also would be barred from sharing users' personal data with other entities. minnesota democratic senator and presidential candidate amy klobuchar is another longtime critic of tech companies, but she's focused instead on regulating existing companies by imposing a personal data tax. so the idea being that if amazon or target or facebook decided to share it or sell it in some way, that that exchange right there should be taxed. >> it should be taxed. you shouldn't be taxed. they should be taxed. so if they start sharing your data in a big way, we should start taxing them for that. and that money should go back to consumers, either to protect cyber security or to bring down our debt. >> reporter: also in austin, howard schultz, the former starbucks c.e.o., still thinking about an independent bid for president. he says the tech policy ideas from warren, klobuchar, and other democrats are impractical. >> we don't have to break up these companies.
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we need to discuss with the leaders of those companies their responsibility to the american people, responsibility about privacy issues. >> reporter: the conversations with presidential candidates continue on sunday. one of the reasons the democrats, especially, are eager to be here-- a recent poll of texas voters found that president trump is essentially tied with a hypothetical democratic opponent in 2020. reena. >> ninan: ed o'keefe at the south by southwest festival in austin. thank you, ed. well, the president is taking a break from the turmoil in washington as he spends the weekend at mar-a-lago in florida. but the growing number of investigations into mr. trump and some of his former associates remain in public focus. errol barnett has more. >> reporter: president trump capped off a tumultuous week in washington with a round of golf today in west palm beach. >> i don't even discuss it. >> reporter: before departing the white house, the president refused to comment on if he would pardon his former campaign chairman.
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paul manafort was sentenced to less than four years in prison for tax and bank fraud by a virginia judge, and next week faces sentencing in a d.c. courtroom for conspiracy-- to which he has already pleaded guilty and could receive 10 additional years of jail time. >> i have never asked for, nor would i accept, a pardon from president trump. >> that's a stone-cold lie. >> reporter: the president was much more clear in contradicting last month's congressional testimony of his former lawyer, michael cohen, writing on twitter, "cohen did ask for a pardon," which the president says he refused. cohen called that "another set of lies." >> i would continue to cooperate to the fullest extent of my capabilities. >> reporter: before heading to jail in may to serve his three-year sentence for lying about hush-money payments tothp. that is only one aspect of five separate house committee investigations of the trump administration. as democrats prepare to probe everything from security
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justice to the president's tax returns and private conversations with russian president vladimir putin. house speaker nancy pelosi: >> we're not in a scattershot move. this is strategic. >> reporter: and with all that brewing, president trump lost his communications director yesterday. bill shine, the former fox news executive, left his white house post and will advise the president's 2020 campaign. the president is also attending a number of fundraisers this weekend as part of his re-election effort. reena. >> ninan: errol barnett, traveling with the president. thanks, errol. california legislatures are exploring ways to make police liable for the deaths related to concluded that the officers who shot and killed stephon clark last year did not commit a crime. clark was unarmed at the time of his death. meg oliver has more. shouts of "stephon clark" have pitted police against the community. >> stephon clark! >> reporter: the shooting death of 22-year-old clark by
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sacramento police last year, and other high-profile shootings of unarmed black men, have also pivoted elected officials to introduce legislation to make police criminally liable for such deaths. >> most of the officers are not being prosecuted for the use of lethal force, and so california would be among the first states to actually implement a statewide policy. >> no racist police! >> reporter: as the proposal is considered, separate investigations from the sacramento county district attorney and california's attorney general concluded the officers did not violate protocol. >> our investigation has concluded that no criminal charges against the officers involved in the shooting can be sustained. >> reporter: clark had been pursued by a police helicopter for car break-ins when two officers chased him into his grandparents' backyard the night of march 18, 2018. in a statement to investigators, the officer said, "i was scared. i thought that he had shot at me." a split-second flash from clark's cell phone was
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misinterpreted as gunfire. "i saw what i believed to be a metallic reflection or muzzle flash-- something coming at me." increasingly, law enforcement is coming up with solutions to de-escalate encounters that could go bad in a split second. >> criminalizing the police officer for doing their job is not the way to go. >> reporter: in california alone, more than 700 use-of-force police incidents analyzed by the department of justice show almost half of them involved "discharge of a gun." the peace officers association of california is advocating a proposed law to enhance training. >> the situations leading up to the use of force is basically what we need to address, and that's mental health, substance abuse, and these situations. they are more than-- i would say more than 90% have that component to them. raht to the pot.dress that to ms
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until the officers are fired or face serious consequences. meg oliver, cbs news, sacramento, california. >> ninan: coming up, how a prime murder suspect has avoided arrest for 30 years. and another round of tornadoes in the south. it, like it's supposed to. trulicity is not insulin. it starts acting in my body from the first dose and continues to work when i need it, 24/7. trulicity is an injection to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. or if you have type 1 diabetes or diabetic ketoacidosis. don't take trulicity if you or your family have medulla you're allergic t, or have multiple endocrine neoplasia syndrome type 2. stop trulicity and call your doctor right away
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ransacked, and it appeared to be a robbery gone bad. her fellow teachers, like nancy bercaw, were frightened. >> not only were we devastated about the loss of carolyn. we, of course, wondered who's next? >> reporter: john boatwright, a chief of detectives in south korea for the army's criminal investigation division, was brought on the case to assist. >> i was convinced that whoever did this probably knew carolyn. >> reporter: why? >> because there was no signs of forced entry into the apartment. >> reporter: he decided to interview the two american teachers who discovered carolyn's body, kathy patrick and sandra ames. under questioning, ames made a shocking accusation, that her roommate, kathy, murdered carolyn and staged the scene to look like a robbery. >> it never occurred to any of us that the killer was among us. >> reporter: who do you believe
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held the knife and murdered carolyn abel? >> kathy patrick. >> reporter: south korean officials issued this warrant for patrick's arrest, but she had moved back to washington state. investigators there quickly learned they were powerless to arrest patrick because the u.s. and south korea didn't have an extradition treaty. >> my sister never got to live her life. why does kathy get to live a full life? >> reporter: kathy turned down our request for anerew.s thbuil. so we went to her office at western washington university, where kathy patrick is a guidance counselor. there are investigators from two countries that have now-- are certain that you murdered carolyn abel. what do you have to say? >> uhm, i have to say that i'm innocent. >> reporter: these are kathy trick's first public words on
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the murder of carolyn abel in 30 years. there were 30 stab wounds on carolyn's bodyepter: --and her s say you attacked her after she rejected you, your romantic advances. >> no, no, this has to stop now please. >> ninan: you can catch the full episode "out of reach" tonight during a double feature of "48 hours." still ahead, what caused a fiery crash involving a school bus on an oklahoma highway?
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>> ninan: tragedy occurred on an oklahoma highway when a schoolid burst into flames. three people died, including a child in the crash in seminole county last night. the bus was carrying members of a middle school softball team. the names of the victims have not been released, and the accident is under investigation. severe weather is moving again into the south just a week after deadly tornadoes killed 23 people in alabama. today, a large twister touched down in slovac, arkansas. through springhill, louisiana, sending debris flying. thunderstorms also passed through texas today, as hail pounded parts of dallas. heavy rainfall is expected to continue tonight from the ohio valley to the gulf coast. spring is just around the corner and we want to remind you that daylight saving time starts tomorrow. when the clock strikes 2:00 a.m. on sunday, don't forget to turn your clocks forward one hour. well, next on the "cbs weekend
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>> ninan: we end tonight with a nine-year-old who wrote ateto nd received a special surprise. dana jacobson reports from oakland on how a shared love of basketball brought these two athletes together for a special cause.
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>> no fractions this week? >> nope. >> reporter: nine-year-old riley morrison is like most fourth graders: lots of homework... >> excuse me. >> reporter: ...chores around the house. and her favorite pastime-- basketball. >> oh! >> reporter: but last november, riley's life changed forever when she noticed basketball shoes designed by her favorite n.b.a. player, steph curry, apparently weren't available in girls' sizes. >> i was thinking, like, this isn't fair. >> reporter: so she wrote a letter to steph curry. >> "i hope you can work with under armour to change this, because girls want to rock the curry 5s, too." >> yeah. >> reporter: three months later, that letter is bringing riley and her family to this under armour pop-up store in oakland, home to curry's golden state warriors. >> i'm so proud of you. >> i just wanted it to change, because i didn't think it was fair. >> reporter: did you expect to hear from him? u no, i didn't expect it. >> reporter: it turns out, not
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only did curry read the letter, but also it inspired him and under armour to change the way they market the shoes to girls. it they didn't stop there. they invited riley to design the artwork on the inside of the latest version of the curry 6 shoe. >> i wanted to make sure that she was a part of that, and so it's awesome to be here to see the entire story come full circle. >> it's two girls playing basketball, and then encouraging words behind it. >> it's cool, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: read me some of the stuff you wrote. >> rock the currys, girls hoop too, be courageous. >> reporter: what's it like to see it like this? >> it's a dream come true. >> reporter: can you imagine her age writing a letter like that? >> i can't. first off, her handwriting is better than mine, anyway. ( laughter ) but you sparked a nice big movement, for sure, and we get to represent it together. that's it. >> reporter: the timing of riley
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getting her shoes is no coincidence. last night, she got to wear them center court at the warriors game on international women's day, right alongside her idol and one-time pen pal. >> i want when i grow up to be just like him. >> i want my girls to know that and have that confidence. as a father, i think that's-- that's a job we have every fungle day to hopefully shape their perspective that they can do whatever they want to. >> reporter: did it teach you a lesson at all? >> yeah, that we all have a voice, and by simply writing a letter, you can make a change. >> reporter: dana jacobson, cbs news, oakland, california. >> ninan: and the good news it's sales from those sneakers will help fund the curry family foundation scholarship, which helps women in high school who excel in math and science. well, that's the "cbs weekend news" for this saturday. later on cbs, "48 hours." i'm reena ninan in new york. om all of us at cbs news, thanks for joining us tonight. good night.
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. live from the cbs bay area studios, this is kpix5 news. now at 6:00, a catastrophic computer crash throws b. a. r. t. service off the rails. tonight the transit agency still isn't sure exactly what happened. >> reporter: i'm da lin at the station where i found some upset passengers late to work. coming up we'll bring you passenger reaction. >> plus the transportation troubles across san francisco continued this time as thousands of potholes are slowing down drivers. and why all the potholes? it's because of all the rain. there's more on the way. we'll have the details in a fewc two computers used toontrold overnight. this forced b. a. r. t. to keep most of their station doors closed until about 9:00 a.m.
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they typically open at 6:00 on the weekends. they originally thought it might have been triggered by overnight maintenance, but they now admit they didn't know what happened. >> the same crew that was working last night is still working to figure out the problem. all hands on deck. everybody at b. a. r. t. is working to getting us back out and running. >> full service to all the stations finally resumed at around 11:00 this morning. but da lin reports passengers are calling b. a. r. t. out for another failure, of communication. >> reporter: the only positive out of this system outage is that it happened on a saturday, not a monday morning. nonetheless, thousands of people were still affected and some of them upset they were late to work. >> i'm just a little frustrated because it's usually easier to get there. so i probably have to get a

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