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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, april 7th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." the race for the white house heads to new york with pressure mounting on front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton. the back of the pack ratcheted up the rhetoric. use of force. cell phone video shows a texas cop body slamming a 12-year-old girl to the ground. ♪ i'm proud to be an "okie from muskogee." >> country music loses a legend from poverty to prison to center stage. a look back at the life of merle haggard. hole in one again and again!
see hi history was made at augusta before the masters even teed off. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. i'm meg oliver in for anne-marie green. overnight a possible tornado caused significant damage at an alabama trailer park. the trailer park is located in montgomery, the state capital. several trailers were damaged by falling trees. some of the downed trees blocked roads hampering rescue operations but there are no reports of serious injuries. with the now important new york primary under two weeks away, both donald trump and hillary clinton are working to right the ship. both lost in wisconsin. trump is rejiggering his campaign, while clinton is taking a tougher approach to bernie sanders. a just released national poll finds sanders and clinton in a virtual tie and it's not just clinton who has ratcheted up the
rhetoric. don championsh is in new york. >> the fight between bernie sanders and hillary clinton continues escalating. riding a wave of momentum last night, bernie sanders questioned hillary clinton's readiness for office during a campaign stop in philadelphia. >> i don't think you are qualified if you have voted for the disastrous war in iraq. >> reporter: a clinton spokesman quickly responded online calling the attack a new low. the stakes are high for clinton as the presidential candidates focus on the new york primary on april 19th. wednesday, clinton sharpened her attacks on sander by questioning his gun control record and ideas. >> i am concerned that some of his idea just won't work because the numbers don't add up. >> reporter: on the republican
side, donald trump is looking to rebound in his home state, after tuesday's loss to ted cruz in wisconsin. at a rally of long island, trump hit cruz for criticizing new york values and a past debate. >> i've got this guy standing over there looking at me, talking about new york values with hatred, with hatred of new york. >> reporter: outside people for and against trump rallied. campaigning in new york city, cruz questioned trump's leadership. >> donald has no solution to the problems we're facing. >> reporter: 95 delegates are on the line for republicans in the state. the new york papers can be notoriously brutal and ted cruz certainly feeling the sting with today's new york "daily news" cover. a story in the paper highlights how angry new yorkers in the bronx have shouted at cruz over his immigration policies. today, cruz will meet with former mayor rudy giuliani and community leaders in brooklyn.
>> don champion here in new york for us, thank you. this morning, authorities in washington state are looking for two violent offenders who probing out of a mental hospital. the duo escaped wednesday night from the facility, possibly from a broken window in their room. officials say they are armed and dangerous. the suspect with dark hair was arrested for murder but found not competent to stand trial. the older man with blond hair was sent to the hospital for domestic violence. fbi director james comey says the solution the government required to hack into an iphone connected to the san bernardino shootings doesn't work on all iphones. comey says the solution is a narrow one and works only on the iphonec running the ios 9 program. he says the agency still hasn't decided to tell apple how it hacked into the phone. a 17-year-old texas girl is the 11th person known to have died due to a malfunctioning
takata airbag. she was killed when a 2002 honda civic she was driving exploded. her car had been recalled 14 years ago. 14 automakers have recalled 24 cars and trucks in the u.s. because of the faulty airbags. this morning, whipping winds across the plains are fanning a massive wildfire. in woodward, county, firefighters are trying to beat back flames shooting as high as 100 feet. the fast moving wildfire is being fanned by wins topping 40 miles per hour. the oklahoma foresty service. >> this rain has not had a soaking rain in over a hundred days. the fuels combined with the moisture are calling very erratic fire behavior. >> reporter: tuesday, four separate fires sparked by arcing power lines downed by high winds
raged in a blaze across 55,000 acres. kwtv were covering the fire when she spotted jason perks desperately trying to get his road grader out of a ditch. >> he needs to get out. >> i know! >> he can't get out. >> reporter: perks, a woods county conservation worker bailed from his vehicle when the crew drove over to rescue him. >> he ran out of the tractor. get in! hurry up! came over and unlocked the door very quick and he jumped in and i slammed it in reverse and floored it into reverse. that's how fast those flames got to us. >> close call. firefighters are still working to determine how many homes have been destroyed. in the meantime, today's forecast calls for more high winds and hot, dry weather. some law professors say the new mississippi law allowing religious groups and others to deny service to gay and transgender people may be
unconstitutional. it possibly violates the 14th amendment which requires equal protection under the law. executives at some major corporations, including ge, dow chemical, pepsi and hyatt hotels have signed a letter denouncing the law. paris attack suspect salah abdeslam appeared in a brussels court this morning. the hearing was to extend his arrest warrant. he is waiting for extradition from belgium to france. it for a more than four months for officials to capture him. the november attacks in paris killed 130 people. cypress agreed to extradite the suspect in last week's egypt air highjacking. none of the 72 passengers and crew on board were injured. panama is taking a close look at its offshore financial industry following the leak of millions of documents of offshore accounts used to evade
taxes. offshore accounts can be used illegally to shelter or launder money. dozens of politicians and dozens of celebrities were named. the university of connecticut honored its championship women's basketball team. the huskies won their fourth consecutive national title tuesday night in a rout over syracuse. it was uconn's 11th national women's title. the uconn seniors finished with 151-5 record. congratulations to them. coming up on the "morning news." making her own headlines. a spunk why were 9-year-old reporter fires back at her critics. a teacher in newtown, connecticut, is busted for bringing a gun to school. this is the "cbs morning news." i'm terrible at golf. he is. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can.
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♪ i'm proud to be an okie from muskogee ♪ >> merle haggard never forgot his oklahoma roots. he rose from poverty to prison and becoming a country music legend. his raw music style made him a star in the '60s. he made 38 songs that topped the country charts. he died of pneumonia yesterday in california. it was his 9th birthday. a soul singer whose music lives on in hip-hop has died. ♪ >> leon haywood had a 1975 smash with "i want to do something freaky to you." his song is still sampled by other artists. he was 74 years old. a school cop is caught on video slamming a female student. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the san antonio express news reports the investigation of a violent incident last week in a middle school.
>> oh! >> jennifer, are you okay? >> newly released video shows a school officer body slamming a girl on to a concrete floor. the girl's mother says she was knocked unconscious. the officer is on paid leave. the hartford current reports a teacher is accused of bringing a gun to school in a connecticut town where a gunman killed 20 teachers and students years ago. james adams was charged with gun possession on school ground. a felony. he has a permit for the weapon. he is suspended with pay. "the washington post" reports how a 9-year-old journalist answered those who criticized her for covering a suspected murder. hilde leeshack puts out newspaper and has a website in pennsylvania. she says negative feedback won't stop her. >> some people are supporting
me, but most were comments about how i would be, like, playing tea party or playing with dolls instead of, you know, reporting a murder. >> hilde gets help from her sister and her father, a former new york city journalist. "variety" reports that charlie sheen is being investigated by los angeles police. several reports say he is heard on a tape threatening to pay $20,000 to have his former fiancee killed. he and ross never married. the actor hasn't commented. the economist reports that a plain maker claims to have a cure for jet lag. airbus is offering an led system that mimics natural light. it's used on eastbound flights at sunset if you're heading west. it's offered on the new 350 models. still ahead. backlash against gap and how girl power is being attacked for being racist. late in sports, a hole in one for the history books.
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fiduciaries, trustees who are obligated to put their best interests above all and that will likely change the types of investments brokers recommend for retirement funds. the new rules will be phased in starting a year from now. fiat-chrysler is laying off workers at a assembly plant. the workers will be let go for an indefinite amount of time. toyota rav 4 and lexus r 23-350 and e-350 are model year 2016. the problem is with the brake assembly that could result in a loss of stability. owners of recalled vehicles will be notified by mail. the clothing retailer gap pulls an ad that some critics say is racist. in the ad, a taller white girl is resting her arm on a shorter black girl. one krk calls it passive racism.
others argued that the black girl is being used as a prop. gap has apologized to anyone it offended. meg? >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. still to come, an emotional run. a woman injured in the boston marathon bombing gets ready to take part in this year's race. ugh! heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. they work fast and don't taste chalky. mmm...amazing. i have heartburn. alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief. quilted northern works their bathroom experience. just like they forgot conductor randy, who sees all and forgets nothing. at least he's not constable bob.
week the first time since the attack. she will have her prosthetic specialisti along the track for support. >> i wouldn't want to run this race. he is the reason i met him while still in stitches bog literally and figuratively in the hospital. >> such an inspiration. haslett says she has no idea what to expect emotionally, but she will be ready no matter what. u.s. women's national soccer team got a statement win last night in more ways than one. the stars and stripes took on columbia, getting the 6-0 victory. the win seemingly punctuated the team's off-field efforts last week. five of the most prominent members of the team filed a wage discrimination complaint against the u.s. soccer federation, fighting for equal pay. the women make substantially less than the men's team. a squad that historically unsuccessful compared to the women's achievements in
monumental wins. well, the masters gets down to serious business today. but wednesday was all fun and games at the par 3 competition. teeing off on the 7th, 80-year-old gary player proved he still has got it making a hole in one. that made the sfrouth africanic the oldest to hit a hole in one in masters history. second sank aces on win and justin thomas backed up his tee shot into the hole for an ace. playing partner rickie fowler stepped up and matched thomas with an ace of his own right there. defending masters champ jordan spieth was at the hole and lost it. spieth begins today to defend his jacket today. jim nantz will be on "cbs this morning" talking spieth, bubba, and the rest of the field.
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. speaking in philadelphia last night, bernie sanders said hillary clinton isn't qualified to be president because she voted for the war in iraq. the clinton campaign called his comments a new low. on long island, donald trump called out ted cruz for criticizing new york values. a possible tornado hit central alabama. the storm caused extensive damage at a trailer park in montgomery. several trailers were damaged by falling trees, but no injuries are reported. 64 million americans don't have internet at home. mostly because of the cost. carter evans found a hot spot that connects students. >> reporter: when nine grader perez takes the bus home from school.
you can just logon and send a message to your teacher? >> uh-huh. >> reporter: she does her homework using the bus' wi-fi networks. daryl adams is superintendent of the coachella school district in southern california. >> the router is right here. at the front of the bus. >> reporter: under his direction, coachella the first school district in the country to put ipads in front of students. he uncovered a new problem. most student like inesa do not have internet at home. >> reporter: i would be sitting by and kids would be sitting there doing homework with their students. >> reporter: most can't afford internet access at home. what would you do when you needed internet access?
>> i would go to starbucks. >> reporter: and do your homework? >> yes. >> that is unacceptable. why not put the internet on the buses and park them here. >> reporter: one of those buses now parked to aiisa perez' internet before. you're too far off the grid? >> yes. >> reporter: yolanda is her grandma. eight wi-fi buses are left overnight in various neighborhoods. >> i put a joke i'd put a router on a pigeon, if i had to, and fly him around the neighborhood. whatever we need to do to connect thets students. >> reporter: the graduating rate in coachella is up 8%, with even more students on the road to success. carter evans, cbs news, court and jury coachella, california.
cam paper 2016 comes to philadelphia a, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are focusing their efforts on voters here. what they say about our area, plus where you can see a former president, today. >> i've got this guy standing over there looking at me talking about new york values with scorn in his face, hatred of new york. >> the republican candidates are in a new york state of mind, and what donald trump and ted cruz are saying to voters there. and lots of green showing up on storm scan three, live as the rain heads this way, katie is here to tell us about one thing not showing up on radar that will be impacting your day as we track the showers.