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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, may 20th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." more than 24 hours since it disappear period, and still no sign of egyptair flight 804. while search teams scour the mediterranean for any trace of the doomed airliner, we're getting an idea of what the flight's final moments were like. here we are on board the good ship dandehelu bound for mally. >> and remembering morely safer. cbs says good-bye to the legendary "60 minutes" correspondent, an epic writer
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and realist. >> i don't like being on television. it is not natural to be talking to a piece of machinery. the money's very good. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. a massive search resumed this morning for egyptair flight 804. 66 people were on board the jet when it vanished from radar yesterday morning over the mediterranean sea. we know that just before it disappeared, the airbus made dramatic turns and lost altitude. elaine cobb is at charles de gaulle airport outside of paris with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. so far there's no sign of debris or wreckage from the jet and no explanation as to what happened. nothing is being ruled out, but egyptian official say it's more likely the plane was brought
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down by an act of terrorism than a mechanical issue. greek aization officials were unable to contact the plane whether it entered egyptian airspace. it was flying at 37,000 feet when something happened. greek radar shows the plane made two sharp turns, violent maneuvers. it first turned 90 degrees to the left, then swung 360 degrees to the right. while making the severe turns, it was dropping like a rock. down to 10,000 feet before disappearing from radar. there were 66 people on board the a-320 traveling from paris to cairo, including an experienced crew and three security guards. there were no distress calls. the air and sea search involving several countries is concentrated about 175 miles off the egyptian coast. grieving relatives want answers. so far there are none. the violent maneuvers could mean
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anything -- a bomb, a catastrophic mechanical or structural failure or hijacking. so far, there have been no claims of responsibility. >> thanks a lot, elaine. investigators will be taking a hard look at who had access to flight 804. this is the actual jet in brussels last year. on wednesday, the airbus flew to tunisia and then to paris. cbs news transportation safety analyst and former ntsb chairman mark rosenker says an explosive device with a timer could have been put on board anywhere. >> that's why the investigators are going to be looking at all of the stops that this aircraft made prior to coming to paris. they're going to make a serious examination and series of interviews with anybody who had any type of exposure to this aircraft, whether it was cleaning crew, whether it was catering crew, whether it was the refueling crew, or whether it was the baggage crew. >> airbus a-320s are a workhorse
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of the aviation industry with a good safety record. the egyptair crash comes as the tsa is taking heat for long lines at airports nationwide. this morning the head of the transportation security administration is in chicago where the long wait has meant hundreds of passengers missed their flights. kris van kleave reports. >> reporter: growing flyer frustration made for tense moments at chicago's midway airport. >> you're walking to the back of the line where you belong -- >> reporter: across town at o'hare, passenger sarah king felt differently. >> it can be tedious and bothersome, but i know it's for our safety and protection. >> reporter: with concerns the egyptair crash could be an act of terrorism, the transportation security administration is caught between the need to thoroughly screen passengers and baggage and to get flyers through checkpoints in a timely manner, all while handling a surging number of flyers and staffing shortage. >> it's a difficult balance between efficiency and customer service and security.
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>> reporter: tsa spokesman mark howell says the agency is monitoring the egyptair investigation. >> there's a reason we do what we do, okay. why do you have to take your shoes off? we've had instances of -- the shoe bomber, okay. liquids, the liquid restriction is based in real-life incidents. so as things happen in the world and as threats evolve, the organization kind of has to evolve with. it. >> reporter: following the metrojet bombings and isis attacks in paris and brussels, the tsa has increased screenings of airport workers, checked luggage, and karg no addition to extra scrutiny of passengers and carry-ons. in chicago, fbi director james comey -- >> the lines are an enormous pain. please know the lines reflect a commitment in this country to make air travel safe. air travel in the united states, as against the terrorist threat is, far, far safer than it was 15 years ago. >> that was kris van kleave reporting. coming up on "cbs this morning," analysis of the egyptair crash from former fbi
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assistant director john miller. the reactions to the egyptair disaster shows the contrast between the presidential front-runners. more that and the latest on the race for the white house. >> reporter: presidential candidates weigh in on the egyptair disaster. donald trump is blaming the crash on terrorists. he tweeted, "when will we get tough, smart, and vigilant? great hate and sickness." hillary clinton said that the egyptair flight shows we need to work with allies to keep america safe. >> with a flight coming from paris, our biggest concern is what's going on in europe. >> reporter: clinton says trump isn't qualified to be president and says his controversial comment hurt america's ability to fight terrorists. >> we have seen how donald trump is being used to essentially be a recruiter for more people to join the cause of terrorism. >> reporter: a new cbs news poll shows clinton with a six-point lead over trump. clinton also says she will be
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the democratic nominee. she and her supporters are calling on all democrats to unite to defeat trump. >> we've had 13 million votes cast for hillary clinton and ten million for bernie sanders. it's time those 23 million come together and convince the rest of the country to follow suit. >> reporter: tensions between clinton and bernie sanders supporters boiled over last weekend in nevada, and sanders says he'll fight for the nomination until the end. >> if the democrats want the strongest candidate to go out and defeat trump as we must have, i think bernie sanders is that candidate. >> reporter: about half of democratic voters in the cbs news poll say the party is divided. craig boswell, the white house. this morning, skrbs remembering legendary newsman morely safer. morely died thursday of pneumonia, a week after announcing his retirement. the "60 minutes" correspondent spent half a century reporting from around the world from war zones to art shows. morely safer covered the world
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for over half a century, and he did it in a way that not only touched lives, it actually changed them. his reporting from vietnam helped shift the way america thought about the war. >> just as the medevac came in, the boy died. he was 17. >> reporter: in 1965, he showed u.s. marines burning down a village, sending terrified slichs running from their homes. >> morely safer, cbs news, near the village of camni. >> reporter: it was a new way of covering war -- realistic and marshall mcpe-- and bleak. he joined "60 minutes" in 1970. >> did you ever hold up anyone? >> no, sir. >> reporter: in 1983, his report on lionel jeter became one of the proudest moments. safer and his team uncovered new evidence showing jeter had been wrongly convicted of armed robbery in texas. it led to jeter's release from a life sentence. safer also had a flair for the lighter side.
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he traveled the world covering everything from the tango craze in finland to the british passion for gardening. he documented good food, fine wine, great cars -- >> awful puns. >> reporter: in one of "60 minutes" most popular shows, he interviewed the muppets. >> i thought this was a high-class show. >> reporter: he took on the art world twice. first in the '90s when he questioned the value of modern art. >> it's a white rectangle. >> right. >> reporter: again in 2012. >> the cute, the clumsy, and the incomprehensible. >> reporter: safer was himself an artist. >> room service closes, safer begins. >> reporter: he carried art supplies when he traveled and spent his sleepless hours painting his many hotel rooms. over his many years with "60 minutes," safer picked up the most prestigious awards in journalism. for a man who enjoyed telling stories, he always said there was no better job than the one he had. he did it well. coming up on the "cbs
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security in the world. >> officials note it's too early to rule out any possibility. the leading suspect in the paris terror attacks faces a french judge for the first time today. salah abdeslam was transferred from a high-security prison to a paris courthouse this morning. he was extradited by belgium after he was captured there in march. the attacks in november by islamic militants killed 130 people. now a look at some of the day's other headlines on the "morning newsstand". "the san francisco chronicle" report the resignation of the city's police chief after the fatal shooting of a suspect by an officer. greg surr stepped down at the request of the mayor. the killing of the suspect, a black woman, was the third by an officer in five months. and last year, it was revealed a number of officers had exchanged racist and homophobic text messages. the "washington post" reports the passage of a bill that would make performing an abortion in oklahoma a felony.
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discrimination. jill wagner is at the new york wi stock exchange with that and more. >> reporter: good morning. here on wall street it is all about the fed. stocks finished lower on talks that the fed will raise interest rates next months. the dow dropped 91. the s&p lost 7. the nasdaq finished 26 points lower. the national football league is returning more than $700,000 to u.s. taxpayers. the so-called patriotism funds were paid to nfl teams by the pentagon to honor american soldiers at nfl games. the money was mistakenly applied to appreciation events. congress has since stopped the practice. major league baseball, the national hockey league, nba, and major league soccer may also have received funds. air bnb, the website to rent housing is, being sued for racial discrimination. a virginia man who is black claims that his attempt to rent in philadelphia was rejected when he used his real profile which showed his picture. but when he used two fake profiles, he was accepted by the same owner who originally rejected him.
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he contacted air bnb, but according to him, the company did not respond for months. gap is closing 75 old navy and banana republic stores, most of them in japan. in the first quarter, gap earn good $3.5 billion in revenue. that is in line with what analysts expected. company officials say they still need to streamline operations for long-term growth. and apple stores are getting a makeover. apple's started to roll out its new look. 20% of the new store space is an open forum area where customer learn about new products. anne-marie? >> thanks a lot, jill. coming up, remembering morely safer. "late show" host stephen colbert shares a funny moment with the "60 minutes" legend.
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remembering legendary "60 minutes" correspondent morely safer. and that includes "late show" host stephen colbert who remembered a time when morely stepped in to give "the colbert" report something extra. >> we did guitar-megeddon, a shreddoff. and we needed to make the show importa important. we needed to give it the gravitas it deserved. morely safer did the opening to the show as only morely safer could. >> i'm morely safer. if there's one passion in this country, it is music. the universal language. if there's one man who inspires passion, it is stephen colbert, a sunburst of emotion in a time darkened by reason. in november, 2016, these forces
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collided sending shock waves through the american public and dividing a nation. it began as a green screen challenge. it evolved into something far more significant -- a guitar solo challenge, a battle of titans. tonight, america's last hero, stephen colbert, faces off against rising indy music outfit the decemberists. who will rock the nation, and who will kneel before the rasputin of riffs? tune in, two chances to show the world who is the socrates of shred. that story and andy rooney coming up. [ applause ] >> the great morely safer, everybody. good night. >> great to see another side of morely safer. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on morely safer and his distinguished career. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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here's another look at this morning's top stories -- there's still no sign of egyptair flight 804. it's believed the airbus with 66 people on board crashed in the mediterranean sea while flying from paris to cairo. before it vanished from radar, the jet made violent turns and suddenly lost altitude. nothing has been ruled out. egyptian official believe -- officials believe terrorism is more likely than a mechanical failure. donald trump blamed the crash on terrorists. hillary clinton says the incident shows the u.s. has to work with its allies to stay safe. clinton also said trump wasn't qualified to be president. a new cbs news poll shows clinton with a six-point lead over trump in a general election match-up. a new government report
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finds your neighborhood pool may not be as safe as you think. chris martinez has more. >> reporter: it's a common sight in southern california as the weather warms. swimmers packing public pools to cool off. >> when i'm going in, i think, of course, is it clean, is it not clean. >> reporter: turns out that's a very real concern. a new cdc report reveals thousands of public pools, hottubs, and water playgrounds are shut down every year because of serious health and safety violations. the cdc reviewed inspection reports of nearly 50,000 public pools and found one in eight inspections resulted in an immediate closure. the majority of closures were from kiddie pools, with one in five shut down upon inspection. among the most common violations -- bacteria in the water and improper p.h. levels. >> p.h. is important because it determines how effective disineffectants like chlorine and bromine are at killing germs and determines how comfortable
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swimmers are in the water. >> reporter: officials say swimmers should do their own inspections at public and private pools to avoid common risks. the cdc suggests using test strips to check a pool's p.h. levels, and look for proper safety measures. >> check figure there's a lifeguard, and if there is no lifeguard, if there's safety equipment available to rescue anyone and prevent drowning. >> reporter: experts say a quick self-inspection could help keep you and your family safe. cbs news, los angeles. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we'll go to cairo for latest on the egyptair crash investigation and get analysis from former cia deputy director michael morale. and how public transportation is enjoying record ridership in cities across the country. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thank you for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". >> is a morning jog turns into a violent struggle when a woman is attacked from behind. find out what police are saying, plus how an eyewitness helped the young victim. >> speculation continues about what led egypt air flight 804 to go missing from radar, crews spend the night scouring for signs of wreckage in the mediterranian. two of the candidates running for president chime in about the disappearance. >> and live look at storm scan3, showing wet weather headed here for the weekend. but, katie says before the rain gets here it will be a phenominal friday. >> phenominal, that's the way i like my friday's. good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm brooke thomas. thanks for joining us, meisha is here with traffic, and katie has your phenominal

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