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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, may 18th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." hillary clinton calls it a win in kentucky, while bernie sanders picks up oregon. the delegates continue to pile up for clinton, but sanders says he's staying in the race. facing calls for his resignation, tsa's top administrator apologizes to hundreds of passengers who missed their flights out of o'hare this weekend. what went wrong? >> i don't know what that was. we're fixing that. that's a great concern to me. and breaking overnight, heavy rain triggers land isla--
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landslides buries families and homes, with the death toll climbing. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom from the cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. hillary clinton cannot shake bernie sanders. clinton appears to have barely edged sanders in the kentucky primary, but sanders won in oregon. clinton, the likely winner in kentucky, called for party unity. sanders was declared the winner in liberal-leaning oregon less than an hour after the polls closed. donald trump, running unopposed, won the republican primary in oregon. including last night's results, clinton needs less than 100 more delegates to clinch the nomination. the same is true for donald trump. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. despite clinton calling for party unity, an unapologetic
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sanders is pressing forward with his campaign. presumptive republican nominee donald trump added to his delegate count after an easy victory in oregon. if last night is any indication, bernie sanders isn't backing down. the vermont senator pulled off a narrow victory in oregon and had a message for those calling for him to give up his campaign for president. >> we are in until the last ballot is cast. [ applause ] >> reporter: in kentucky, hillary clinton appears to be the likely winner. the former secretary of state claimed victory on twitter and then thanked supporters for "having her back" in the state. sanders bashed her for not doing as well in kentucky this time around. >> where secretary clinton defeated barack obama by 250,000 votes in 2008, it appears tonight that we're going to end up with about half of the delegates from kentucky. [ cheers ] >> reporter: clinton is less than 100 delegates shy of
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clinching the democratic nomination, making a general election match-up against donald trump even more certain. the presumptive gop nominee easily won oregon's uncontested republican primary last night. in a one-on-one interview with fox news host megyn kelly, he defended the tone of his campaign. >> if i were soft, if i were presidential, okay, i don't think i would have been successful. >> reporter: the presidential candidates now turn their attention to the remaining nominating contest, including the biggest prize -- california. hillary clinton is off the campaign trail again today, while bernie sanders continues his push in california. there are 475 delegates up for grabs in the golden state's june 7th primary. >> hena daniels here in new york. thanks a lot. bernie sanders refuses to apologize for the trouble his supporters caused at the nevada democratic party convention. sanders supporters shut down the convention saturday, reportedly throwing chairs and sending death threats to the state party
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chairwoman. they believe sanders was being unfairly denied delegates. in a statement yesterday, sanders said nevada party leaders shut out his backers. donald trump will reportedly meet with former secretary of state henry kissinger today. trump has been in phone contact with kissinger, according to the "washington post." kissinger was a top adviser for richard nixon and gerald ford. trump says he's open to talks with north korea's leader, kim jong-un, concerning that country's nuclear programs. later on "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell goes one on one with ivanka trump. norah gets her reaction to the new york times piece outlining decades of allegations against her father. >> i'm going to ask you about the new york times. they ran a front-page article this sunday about your father and the treatment of women. did you read it? >> i did. and i found it to be pretty disturbing based on the facts as i know them, both in the capacity as a daughter and in
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the capacity as an executive who's worked alongside of him at this company for over a decade. so i was bothered by it. most of the time when stories are inaccurate they're not discredited. i will be frustrated by that. in this case, i think they went so far. they had such a strong thesis and created facts to reinforce it. and there's backlash in that regard. >> watch "cbs this morning" for the rest of the interview with ivanka trump. officials in sri lanka fear that 200 families may be buried in landslides. three days of heavy rain in the central section of the island nation triggered two landslides. rescuers are searching for survivors in buried villages. officials say 35 bodies have been recovered. more wet and potentially dangerous weather is expected today in south florida. a large storm system is moving off the coast this morning. flood warnings are posted today
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in some areas. several funnel clouds were spotted in southeast florida. one person is in critical condition after being struck by lightning. several homes were also hit. a number of schools are closed for the day due to severe flood conditions. major delays this morning for hundreds of thousands of commuters in new york city after a fire shut down a major rail line. a massive fire broke out in a garden center under the metro north tracks. dall that's in harlem. witnesses heard a explosion. service was suspended into and out of grand central terminal, a major commuter hub. several buildings had to be evacuated. the railroad is offering limited service today. nearly 289,000 commuters take the railroad each day. the national transportation safety board says an amtrak engineer is to blame for last year's derailment in philadelphia. it also says the absence of speed-control equipment was a contributing factor.
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kris van kleave reports. >> reporter: national transportation safety board investigators now believe the deadly amtrak crash was caused by the engineer's "loss of situational awareness." he told investigators minutes before the derailment he heard radio traffic between the dispatcher and engineer of a philadelphia commuter train that had been hit by a rock. the dispatcher asked him a couple of times if he needed medical attention, he said. they went back and forth a few times. as train 188 appeared, bostian said, "i blew my train's whistle quite a bit. i was concerned they had investigators on the ground." he said it got him thinking about a co-worker in california who was injured from a train collision and had glass in his eye from hitting a tractor-trailer. bostian accelerated going into a curve, hitting 106 miles per hour before slamming on the brakes, but only seconds before the train left the tracks. he told investigators he was concerned about his safety moving through the area where that commuter train was hit.
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the ntsb is expected to renew its call for positive train control technology that can stop or slow a speeding train. kris van kleave, cbs news, los angeles. a security scare at the national mall in washington turned out to be nothing. a man who said that he had been exposed to anthrax drove on to the mall in front of the capitol. he called police and said he had put some of the substance in his truck. the man was not con camnated, and -- contaminated, and the substance was not hazardous. the man never threatened anyone but was arrested. the tsa is beefing up its security team at chicago's o'hare airport. last week hundreds missed their flights because of extraordinarily long security lines. speaking in houston yesterday, the tsa administrator apologized to the affected passengers. >> i do apologize to the people who found themselves stranded in chicago yesterday. again, i don't know what the
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cause was. for any of you here from chicago, just know that we've got a team out there right now trying to figure out what the root cause was. >> the tsa is immediately sending 58 new security officers and four more bomb-sniffing dogs to o'hare. senator dick durbin called on the head of the tsa to resign if the lines don't get better. the senate approved legislation allowing families of 9/11 victims to sue the government of saudi arabia in u.s. courts for any role it might have been played in the attacks. the saudis have threatened to pull billions of dollars from the u.s. economy if the bill becomes law. relatives of 9/11 victims want the obama administration to declassify material that allegedly discusses possible saudi involvement. >> the victims of 9/11 and other terrorist attacks have suffered such pain and heartache that they certainly should not be denied justice. >> the white house says the bill could expose americans overseas
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to legal risks. the house still has to act on the bill. the senate also passed a $1.1 billion measure to fight the zika virus. that is less than the president requested but significantly more than house conservatives want to spend. the house debates its $622 million measure today. coming up on the "cbs morning news," clearing gmos for crops, saying it is safe for americans to eat genetically modified foods. caught on video, a celestial shower lights up the sky. this is the "cbs morning news." when cigarette cravings hit, all i can think about is getting relief. only nicorette mini has a patented fast-dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. i never know when i'll need relief. that's why i only choose nicorette mini. jane loves to treat herself. so she loves new light & fit crunch.
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tuesday morning. was also seen in about eight other northeast states. there were more than 400 reports of the fireball. astronomers say it probably disintegrated. beautiful, isn't it? genetically modified crops are cleared for safety, and an oil spill indictment. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." "the new york times" reports criminal charges filed against a company for a pacific oil spill. up to 143,000 gallons of crude spilled near santa barbara last year whether a company pipeline broke. plains all american pipeline faces 46 counts for pollution, and a worker faces three counts. "usa today" reports that genetically engineered crops are not harmful to human health. more than four dozen researchers conducted an exhaustive study for the national academy of sciences. eating gmo foods does not cause increases in obesity, autism, allergies, cancer, or other
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diseases. the "washington post" reports that a u.s. military service has openly -- has an openly gay leader for the first time. eric fanning was confirmed by the senate yesterday as army secretary. his appointment was blocked for seven months by a senator who said he was protesting the administration's plan to close guantanamo. "the charlotte observer" reports the cancelation of a north carolina concert by famed violinist yitzhak perlman. like many other performers, he is protesting the state's limits on anti-description protection for lgbt people. he wrote on facebook that he will play there only if the law is repealed. and billboard reports that a record producer might block kesha from singing sunday on an awards show. she is in a running battle with dr. luke of kimosabe records. producers of the billboard music awards say the label rescinded its approval for her to perform. kesha and the label are trying to reach an agreement.
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an amazon shopper learned the hard way that the company's return policy has limit. the online retailer blocked him from shopping on the site saying that he was sending back too many items. he says he had good reasons. >> i wrote to them, okay, i've been a bad boy, but i've had this situation. i wasn't ambulatory. i had all of these injuries. >> amazon reactik tictived his after a tv reporter intervened. the man says he will clean up his act. a change in overtime rules, and ben & jerry's new ice cream with a political twist. jill wagner with that and more. >> reporter: good morning. the obama administration is expected to issue a rule making more than four million workers eligible for overtime pay. the new regulation affects full-time salaried employees who
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make up to $47,476 a year. that is more than double the current salary threshold. small business are credit contract of the action. investors concern over a possible hike in interest rates triggered a sell-off in wall street. a pickup in inflation suggests the fed might raise rates when they meet next month. the dow fell 180, the s&p lost 19, the nasdaq dropped 59 points. the faa is testing a drone-detection system at new york's jfk airport. the number of reports from pilots about unmanned aircraft around some of the nation's busiest airports has increased. the agency began testing an fbi detection system earlier this month to identify and neutralize the threat from drones. facebook founder mark zuckerberg is meeting with several high-profile executives. facebook has been accused of not presenting views from the right on its popular trending topics feature. zuckerberg denies the report.
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♪ the second baseman who landed a haymaker on an opponent's jaw gets time to calm down. the texas ranger is suspended for eight games and faces a $5,000 fine. jose bautista out just one game. his hard slide into the player on sunday sparked the brawl. this summer's olympics in brazil could be remembered for who won't be there. 31 athletes from 12 countries might be banned for doping. they were caught when drug samples from the 2008 games were retested. more might be nabbed when tests from the 2012 games are redone. "the new york times" says u.s. prosecutors are investigating reports of doping by russian athletes. coming up on "cbs this morning," cbs rose byrne. i'm anne-marie green.
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morning's top story -- hillary clinton is the likely winner in the kentucky primary, but bernie sanders won in oregon. clinton is now fewer than 100 delegates from clinching the democratic presidential nomination. sanders says he will fight on. donald trump ran uncontested in oregon, and he is also fewer than 100 delegates away from taking his party's nomination. health officials in florida are racing against time to kill mosquitoes that carry the zika virus. a spike in cases is feared as we approach summer. david begnau reports from florida. >> reporter: this are over 100 cases in florida, more than other states in the u.s. officials say more funding is
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the key to stopping the spread. florida governor rick scott -- >> we need to do this now, we need to come to the conclusion now. we need to prepare before we have the crisis. >> reporter: republican senator marco rubio agrees. >> it could cost $4 billion or $5 billion. >> reporter: it is money the state needs, for example, for mosquito inspectors. florida does not have enough of them to monitor neighborhoods. the state is now paying to train private pest controllers in emergency zika detection. michael doyle is director of mosquito control in the florida keys. >> the key is going house to house, spraying for the mosquitoes under the bushes, under your porch. >> all the causes are throughout the county -- >> reporter: then there's the demand for spraying. how many calls a day are you getting for people who would like for you to spray in their neighborhood? >> on average, about 400 to 500 a day. >> reporter: is that ten times
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what you normally get? >> it's about ten times what we normally get. >> reporter: it is for expectant mother here that the fear looms largest. is it a boy or a girl? >> a girl. >> reporter: emergency room nurse laura pratt is expected her first child next week. >> there are so many risks to worry about. this is just something else that i could be doing my normally thing and potentially harm my child. >> reporter: here in broward county, they're using some low-tech yet highly effective device that's they're putting in nieshds neighborhoods that lure the mosquitoes. they use dry ice and co2 to lure the mosquito and trap it in this net. there are only eight in broward county, and nearly two million people live here. we're told it is the federal funding that could help to buy hundreds more of these. cbs news, coral springs, florida. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll go to yellowstone for more fall yacht after the decision to kill a young bison after it was picked up by tourists.
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a space shuttle fuel tank expected to arrive today at the florida science center. and rose fwrurn "neighbors 2" joins us in studio. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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happening right now the search for a suspect who shot an overbrook man, through his front door. we're live with how police say he tried to lure the victim outside. and forget power ball the sixers hit the lottery's big time last night and fans are excited about it. we will find out what coach brett brownies saying about their number one pick. and too close to call hillary clinton and bernie sanders finished neck and neck in the kentucky primary but one has already claimed victory. today is wednesday, may 18th good morning it is hump day i'm jim donovan. i'm brooke thomas. two more wake ups, is that right.


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