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good morning. it is thursday, january 28th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump invokes the bible in his feud with fox news. he calls his decision to boycott tonight's debate an eye for an eye. u.s. scientists warn the zika outbreak could become an explosive pandemic. and putting the plug in niagara falls. while the natural wonder could be reduced to a trickle. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. he says he is all mad at everything. fox. >> megyn kelly! >> you are a deal maker. make a deal. >> you're making a big mistake. >> trump's feud takes center stage. >> i was not treated well by fox. they came out with this ridiculous p.r. statement and it
>> he is not coming to the debate but i have a 20 dollar bet he'll show up. >> a lot of people tried to take the out before but i'm still tanneding. >> sanders and clinton in a dead heat in the iowa polls. >> three men arrested by the fbi in that wildlife refuge occupation in oregon, turning themselves in after reaching a checkpoint. >> u.s. scientists believe the zika virus has potential to become a pandemic according to the world health organization. >> american airlines flight is forced to make an emergency landing in london after six people fall ill. >> a flight attendant collapsed in the aisle. >> two people inside when a engine lost power. >> i watched the propeller stop. >> wide tornado damage. the twister lifted vehicles. >> all of a sudden,ive up in the air. >> you look at the escape and capture of el chapo guzman produced by the mexican government. >> all that.
an oklahoma state's trooper car while the trooper searched his car for marijuana. >> if you break out in new hampshire you think you can go all the way? >> i do. >> if you don't break out? >> i probably will cry a little bit. >> what is your super bowl pick? broncos or panthers? >> i think it's a great forstory for peyton manning but carolina looks tough. it's going to be a close e. >> people are very upset because there is going to be a new movie and in that menksovie, michael jackson will be played by a british white man. the producer said we didn't want to cast a white man, but we would like to get nominated for an oscar. so you do what you got to do. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go places! welcome to "cbs this morning." donald trump says his mind is made up and he will skip the last republican debate before monday' iowa caucuses.
tonight's fox newsebate an eye for an eye. he plans a campaign event. while seven of his republican rivals share the stage in prime time. >> a new poll out this morning shows 32% of likely republican voters in iowa support trump. ted cruz is in second place with 25%. only one other candidate, marco rubio, is in double digits. major garrett is in des moines where crews take center stage for the first time in a debate. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the boycott and art of the deal neuver is playing out hour-by-hour. the fox and trump camps continue to negotiate, but, for now, the gop front-runner has an event scheduled across town at drake university at the same time as the debate. the purported purpose? to raise funds for veterans organizations. trump's republican rivals either don't buy it or find it farcical. >> i got a fair question for somebody but we don't talk about that. >> reporter: in south carolina
portrayed his boycott of the debate his textbook negotiating ploy. >> i was not treated fairly. you know that? does everybody agree with that? you know in life, when with i fight with you, i'm fighting the same way. you have to be treated fairly. >> reporter: ted cruz dropping in some polls but betting on a ground game in iowa said trump is a coward. >> not that he is afraid of me. he is afraid o& you. >> reporter: cruz who will likely become the number one debate target tonight proposed a final time and place for a debate with trump. >> how about the two of us in a one-on-one debate mano-mano? >> we have a venue, we have a time. all we are missing is a candidate. >> fox's prime time king bill o'reilly urged trump to reconsider. >> here is it is what. >> bill, let me tell you. you're taking this much more seriously than i am. >> who is? i want you to consider, all right? think about it.
i might come back. forgive. go forward. >> i don't like being taken advantage of. in this case, i was being taken advantage of by fox. >> reporter: trump simplified his tactics in terms familiar to his supporters. >> if i'm representing the country as president, i won't let our country, because it's a personality trait. i'm not going to let our country be taken advantage of. >> reporter: trump's gop rivals frustrated at being frozen out of another media moment, fumed. >> i got a 20 dollar debate he'll show up. >> i went up a couple of points, i would say. >> interesting side show. greatest show on earth! this is not a show. >> reporter: a super pac supporting ted cruz is offering to put up $1.5 million if he accepts the texas senator's debate challenge. two organizations said they will not accept any donations from trump's event here tonight. >> thanks, major. "wall street journal" kim strassel is with us and wriris a column that appears weekly in the newspaper and please to have you. welcome.
>> could this be a big mistake for donald trump? >> i think it is. this is the key moment for iowa voters. they are tuned in. they are paying a lot of attention to this one debate, because by the way, the rnc cut back on the number of debates so there is a lot of focus on this one. we know 4 out of 10 of those voters still say they could change their mind. donald trump is going to be up on that stage and all of his competitors as you can see, are going to be leveling charges at him and he will be not be there. >> do you there is an empty chair? >> i think a possibility. >> fox and rnc said they won't have an empty podium there. do you think as karl rove made the point in "wall street journal" today it could be enough to blow his lead, that it is a small enough lead in iowa that can could be the margin of difference? >> the problem is we don't really know what his lead is. the number one question that everyone has out there in iowa is how devoted are donald's supporters? are they devoted celebrity watchers?
line five hours to get a ticket or the kind of people go out on a cold night to a caucus and those could be very different people. >> you believe big turnout numbers at these rallies doesn't translate into the votes at the end of the day? >> that's what nobody knows. in the past, you can have about 120,000 people who are regular caucus go-ers to the republican caucus. registration has not necessarily changed a lot in iowa. so has donald trump actually taken some of those voters or not? >> could marco rubio benefit from all of this? >> he has been very strategic. he was a big believer that you can peak too early in iowa so he has saved alq of his fire power the past week and polls are coming out showing he is moving up. >> he has the endorsement of the "des moines register." and sioux falls newspaper as well and campaigning with joni ernest. so he has a lot of momentum. >> "the new york times" makes
between the leading republicans and roger ailes of fox news network. what do you make of that and trump appeared with o'reilly last night and one of their biggest stars begged him to reconsider? >> i think the toughest thing for the media you want a donald trump on, good for your ratings, but, you know, at the same time, republicans love to bash on the media. >> but is this donald trump taking on fox? because he thinks fox has too much power? >> it could be. but it also just could be because most republicans think it plays to tell their voters that the media is bad. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> certainly still more to come. kim strassel, thank you for joining us at the table this morning. washington's biggest newspaper is blasting bernie sanders this momoing. "the washington post" editorial says the democratic candidate is running a, quote, fiction-filled campaign. it labels the vermont senator as not a brave truth-teller and a lot like many other politicians.
making campaign stops today ifn iowa today and nancy cordes is there. good morning, nancy. >> reporter: good morning. that editorial primarily took issue with sananrs plans to dramatically expand government. they say he has not adequately explained how he would pay for all of that. it's the same case clinton has been making, but it doesn't seem to bother his supporters. another thousand of them showed up for him last night. >> i give you bernie sanders. >> reporter: stumping with susan sarandon in mason city, sanders blasted clinton for leaving the state. >> my opponent is not in iowa tonight. she is raising money from a philadelphia investment firm. frankly, i would rather be here with you. >> reporter: sanders had just returned from his own trip to washington for a 45-minute sit-down with the president. >> we talked about the mexican issues.
we talked about politics just a little bit. >> reporter: what kind of politics? >> the president knows something about iowa. >> reporter: earlier at a bowling alley in adele, iowa, clinton argued she is best to equip the president's gains especially when it comes to obamacare. >> if they get a republican president, it will be gone and the first week. >> reporter: in mason city, her husband insisted she's a transformative candidate. >> there is only one person who is a proven change maker. who is the change maker here? she is a walking, breathing change agent and she a born change maker and everything she touched, she made better. >> reporter: that is the case zoe wagner is making between now and caucus night. the high school junior is a precinct captain for clinton in beaverdale. are you old enough to vote? >> no. i'm 20 days too young to vote. >> reporter: you can still be a presingt captain? >> yeah. that is the cool thing. even though i can't be there to
>> reporter: the democrats are still locked in their own debate fight over whether to hold another one in new hampshire next week. sanders is playing hardball saying he will only participate in clinton agrees to three more debates, in march, april, and may. gayle, he wants as many chances to be head-to-head with her on stage as possible. >> we will see how it turns out. thank you, nancy. cbs news will bring you a debate with the republican candidates next month from south carolina. you can see it february 13th at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 8:00 central right here on cbs. the world health organization is meeting this hour in geneva looking at how to fight the zika virus. u.s. scientists are warning the disease has a potential to become, quote, an explosive pandemic and it has been linked to birth defects. the cdc this week added new areas to the advisory warning pregnant women to avoid places
ten cases have been reported in the u.s. this month. dr. anthony fouchy took part of in a briefing with president obama this week on the zika threat and with us this morning. gooch, dr. fauci. >> thank you. >> reporter: we have 4,000 cases of babies born with suspected defects in brazil. could this affect the u.s.? >> we do not believe there will be a major outbreak of zika in the united states. we don't want to be cavalier about it and take it very seriously. but as zika acts like the other types of viruses that are mosquito mosquito-borne we have experience with, we will see mini outbreaks in florida and texas that can be well-controlled with mosquito vector control. hopefully, we will not see anything worse than that but we have to be very vigilant. we don't expect a major outbreak
the fact that there is considerable problems in south america, particularly in brazil with a widespread outbreak of zika. >> reporter: what is the emergency response that is necessary at this moment? >> right now, the urgent response is vector control, namely, to make sure that the mosquito's veckettor are controlled and try to eliminate them with insecticides. what we spoke to president obama in our meeting was the kind of countermeasures, better diagnostics and being able to understand the virus better and control and everything he was interested in. >> let me ask you, doctor. i know this is overwhelmingly spread by mosquitoes but i know the cdc has reported one case that is spread by other means. are you concerned about that? >> we do not believe there is major ways of spreading this apart from mosquito bite. right now, the considerable
the devastating in pregnant women who get infected while they are pregnant and the reason the cdc has come out with their guideline telling pregnant women or women who think they are pregnant or getting pregnant to avoid unless absolutely necessary travel to those regions where you have the local spread and the outbreak of zika. >> important information. doctor, thank you. >> you're quite welcome. three more members of an armed group who took over a federal wildlife refuge in oregon are in custody and their surrender came as their leader bundy urged the followers to end the occupation. he made a court appearance wednesday in portland. bundy said in a statement, quote, please stand down. go home and hug your families. this fight is ours for now in the courts. in all 11 members of the group have been arrested and face felony charges. some holdouts remain inside the
carter evans is in burns, oregon. >> reporter: locals here want the occupation to end as soon as possible. even after the arrest and death of one man, as many as ten anti-govererent protesters remain hunkered down and vowing to make a last stand. >> this is a free for all armageddon! >> reporter: that is the message from one man still inside the malheur wildlife refuge and he is calling for reinforcement. >> they stop you from getting here! kill them! >> reporter: he and others are refusing to end the armed occupation which began as a protest over federal land ownership. this, even as their jailed leader, ammon bundy, urges them to go home. >> in bundy wants everybody to remember that somebody died and this is not just about him right now. >> reporter: bundy and several others were arrested tuesday when law enforcement stopped them on a road about 20 miles from the compound. bundy's brother ryan was injured and the group spokesman robert
had recently told reporters he would rather died than be caged. >> i'm going to not spend my days in a cell. >> reporter: supporters are calling him a martyr. clive bundy -- >> she said they cold blooded shot him and she figures at least six times. three or four of the times after he was on the ground dead. >> reporter: but authorities put the bame squarely on the protesters. >> let me be clear. it is the actions and choicic o o the armed occupiers of the refuge that has led us to where we are today. >> reporter: 11 people, including bundy, now face felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers of the united states through the use of force, intimidation, or threats. >> this can't happen any more. this can't happen in america and it can't happen in harney county. >> reporter: the fbi has blocked off all roads intohe wildlife refuge and the federal criminal complaint revealed that the occupiers are believed to have
compound. >> wow. carter, thank you very much. our cbs news investigation into the wounded warrior project is sparking strong reactions. former employees told us that the charity spent lavishly while not always delivering enough help to veterans. now a branch of the u.s. militata is weighing in. the acting secretary of the army tells cbs news we need to make sure no soldier falls through the cracks when our ethos is we leave no one behind. it is our sincere hope that any organization dedicated to our veterans conducts themselves in a manner worthy of their service and sacrifice. >> we have also heard from the tough mutter company which partners with a charity to organize military-styty endurance races around the world. they told us, quote, we recently put our partnership with the wounded warrior project under review and we are now in the process of evaluating our charity partners for future event. the wounded warrior project has strongly rejected several of the claims made in our report.
five people are in custody this morning in connection with a southern california jail break that gained national attention. the orange county sheriff is not describing their link to the escapees. she says the prisoners got help and none of those in cust did are jail employees. the three inmates have been on the run for almost a week. they were gone about 16 hours before guards noticed. more than 250 officers are searching for them. the reward is $200,000. south florida is cleaning up this morning from the damage from a tornado outside ft. lauderdale. the ef-1 twister touched down yesterday with winds up to 100 miles per hour it tore down trees and damaged roofs. the storm tossed cars in the parking lots and caused several crashes along the florida turnpike. winds picked up one vehicle from the southbound lane and dropped it in the northbound lane! at least one person was reported hurt. michael jackson famously saying it don't matter if you're
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>> legally, ben has to give churn time to each of the candidates by making a flavor for each of them. we are bernie is yearningy, why not martin o'mallomar? hillary is whatever flavor you want this to be. how about jeb bush's double vanilla. how about make america grape again. for some strange reason, it is still bright organic for donald trump. >> very clever. very clever. >> some of these jokes just write themselves for stephen colbert. welcome back to "cbs this morning." in this hour an upcoming movie about michael jackson is sparking controversy over
star. why the actor says he was surprised to be cast in this call. a transatlanta flight hours into the journey,y, how passengers helped the victim and why the pilot returned to london instead of diverting to the nearest time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. president obama will take the first step today in a moonshot effort to cure cancer. he will sign a presidential memo to create a task force. vice president biden will be "wall street journal" reports on a lab run by the blood testing company seranos and found jeopardy for patient health. in november they found deficient practices and they have a plan to fix the problem next month or face losing certification. the company says a plan will be submitted within days.
earnings for facebook that doubled to 1.5 billion and the first time facebook posted more than a billion dollars in quarterly profit. mobile ads made up of 80% of total ad revenue. st. louis post dispatch reports the city of ferguson reached a tentative deal with the justice department on reforms and they would contain control of their police and municipal court. the plan requires extensive additional training
for officers and requires them to wear working body cameras. ferguson council will vote on the proposal february 9th. the news and observer in raleigh reports duke university is now permitting its 18 sororities to hold some events following the hostile waking of a student. a sorority member was sent to the hospital in critical condition but is expected to fully recover.
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actor joseph fiennes is cast for a new movie for british tv. vladimir duthiers is here with how this is adding fuel to the debate in the diversity in the entertainment industry. >> reporter: when the oscars win a second straight year without nominating a person of color for a major acting award it sparked widespread criticism. now comes the choice to have a legendary black entertainer blade by a white actor. even fiennes admits he was shocked by the casting. if you're black or white >> reporter: it appears one british tv company may have taken these words from the king of pop to heart. actor joseph fiennes has been cast to play michael jackson in an upcoming tv movie. he is best known for playing william shakespeare in "shakespeare in love." he admitted he was surprised
>> i'm a white middle class guy from london and i'm as shocked as you might be. >> reporter: he spoke with our partners at "entertainment tonight" about the controversial casting. >> definitely had an issue, a pigmentation issue and that is something i do believe it was probably closer to my color than his original color and it's not in any way malicious and endearing and the more i looked at my goal and it's great as an actor to have so much to copy to look at interviews, the more i kind of fell in love with him. >> reporter: the decision has raised eyebrows from those both confused and upset by the casting. it also comes at a time when the scarcity of roles for minority actors is under excrete knee, this after the oscars kneeleded no nominations for persons of color in the major actor categories for the second year in a row. in 1993, jackson spoke to oprah winfrey about a rumor involving jackson wanting to be portrayed by a white actor in a commercial. >> there was a story about you wanting to have a little white boy play you in a pepsi
>> that is so stupid. that is the most ridiculous horrifying story i've ever heard! it's crazy! i mean, why? number one, it's my face in a child in a commercial, me when i was little. why would i want a white child to play me? i'm a black american. i'm proud to be a black american! >> reporter: this isn't the first time the choice of an actor has sparked controversy along racial lines. emma stone was cast to play a role in "aloha" and the director eventually apologized for. this has happened many times. john wayne playing kahn and natalie wood. >> and rita moreno. these are all peopleove iconic roles but not the first time. >> i'm surprised but not insulted by it. when you look at michael
features at the time that he left this earth. and many people said he looked very much by a white person so i'm not offended or insulted or outraged by this. i just want to know can he dance like michael jackson? >> thank you, vlad. nice to see you. americanairlines this morning is investigating a mystery illness on a transatlantic airliner. at least six people became sick wednesday on flight 109 from london to los angeles. witnesses say the jet turned around after a passenger and flight attendant fainted. kris van cleave in washington shows us how one passenger called the fly surreal. >> reporter: passengers said it was a routine ten-hour flight and two and a half hours after the plane took off, the crew turned on the cabin lights and asked if there was a doctor on board.
anyone wants to be 30,000 feet in the air. >> reporter: eric winter was one of 172 passengers on american's flight 109. >> i saw an older gentleman. , you know, unfortunately he had thrown up all over himself. >> reporter: british boy band race the horizon was also on board and says a flight attendant collapsed in the aisle. >> it was just a shock, really. like, she was walking down the aisle and i don't know. she just started faint in front of me. >> reporter: the 40-year-old boeing 777 departed from london to los angeles. once in the air two passengers and several flight attendants complained of light-headedness and according to witnesses two people appeared to faint. they say a medical student and doctor volunteered to help. >> they owned that cabin and made sure everyone was as safe or as comfortable as they needed to be. >> reporter: according to maps, the captain decided to turn
largest international airport. >> the pilot came on and spoke to everyone and said, listen, the three of us are safe up front, we have zero problems, we are taking us back to london. >> reporter: teams of first responders, including a hazmat unit, met the aircraft at the gate. london's ambulance service says it treated and released six patients at the scene who were not feeling well. winter commended the pilots and crew for their professionalism. >> in the absence of information, your mind can go crazy. but i think they did a tremendous job. they communicated to us every step of the way and here we are, we are sitting on the ground and we are fine. >> reporter: american says hazmat team did check the entire plane and all of the luggage. maintenance crews also inspected the entire aircraft. so far, no sign anything was wrong but the plane is being thoroughly cleaned. the decision to return to london instead of diverting to iceland would be up to the captain. returning to london would make it easier to reaccommodate passengers. >> that was a very scary scene
thank you, kris. going with the flow at niagara falls could mean a big detour. also showed you how the repairs may sidetrack the mighty land mark. >> it's nice to hear repair pronounced both ways. >> if you're heading out the door, guess what. take us with you and watch us live through the app on your digital device. how barbie is getting a big makeover.
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a roaring american icon could temporarily become auiet trickle. new york state may shut down most of the niagara falls on the u.s. side. the state says it needs to temporarily block the water to replace two historic bridges. vinita nair is at the falls with the incredibly engineering feet that may be untapped. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you know, when you see and you
me, it's hard to imagine that anyone could divert this much water. this is only 15% of the water. the canadian side has 85% of it. but this plan could affect that side as well. it's a view that will take your breath away. more than 750,000 gallons of water gush over the edge every second. but for the millions of tourists who come to see niagara falls each year, they could soon be in for a big surprise. >> what makes us a little bit nervous when the feature attraction, the american falls has to be turned off even for a short period of time. >> reporter: yes, turned off! the new york state parks department wants to divert the niagara riff to the canadian side so it can replace two 250-year-old bridges and they have been closed to the public since 2004 and rotted and rusting from a century next to the falls. >> either with we replace them or they crumble into the river and if they crumble into the river we have an environmental
>> reporter: damming the river would make the american side nonxistentnon nonexistent. the dewatering could lead to more visitors seeking a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> the potential is huge for us to really build a successful and strategic and directed marketing campaign around this activity. >> reporter: but this isn't the first time the iconic falls have stopped flowing. in 1969, the u.s. army corps of engineers diverted water away from the american falls for months to study the effects of erosion. ultimately the temporarily dam was removed along with millions of coins people had tossed in. and being in upstate new york they can freeze during the winter, or appear to. in 2014 and 2015 during the polar vortex huge ice formations grew out of the falls but underneath the water kept rushing. for locals seeing this powerful icon waterless is a step in the right direction. >> this is such a beautiful
it's one of the wonders of the world, and finally, they are putting a money back into this place. >> reporter: if the project is apprpred, it will take several years for the work to begin and we are talking about 2019 and they need to get funding. one piece of advice for the engineers is don't start the work in the wintertime. >> it does look cold there! >> when you hear they want to shut it off, you go no! then when you hear why, you say, please shut it off. none of us have been. what does that say? >> road trip! >> you would say that. >> all by myself. it's really nice up here! fish. have you heard online ticket how new york's attorney general is targeting business price
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it is thursday, january 28th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real news ahead, including a new challenge to ticket brokers like stubhub and rikki klieman looks at how one state will try to stop retailers who charge outrageous prices. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the fox and trump camps continue to negotiate but, for now, the gop front-runner has an event scheduled at the same time. >> could this be a big mistake for donald trump? >> i think it is. voters. >> it's the same case clinton has been making, but it doesn't seem to bother his supporters. another thousand of them showed up for him last night. >> how did does this affect the united states? >> we do not believe a major outbreak of zika in the united states. >> reporter: even after the arrests and death o o one man, ten anti-protesters remain hunkered down.
routine flight. then the crew turned on the cabin lights and asked if there was a doctor on board. when you see and hear the roaring falls behind me, it's hard to imagine that engineers could divert this much water. >> this isn't the first time the choice of an actor sparked controversy along racial lines. >> i'm not offended or insulted or outraged by this. i want to know, can he dance? that is the big question. >> a big party for your son's birthday, his 16th birthday, right? >> yes. >> he is tall as well? >> he is about 6'10" right now. >> oh, wow. wow, you're so lucky he didn't come out of you! >> you're right! announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by prudential. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. no one is backing down this morning in the feud between donald trump and fox news. trump still plans to boycott tonight's republican debate in
he says he'll hold a fund-raiser for veterans instead. trump appeared on fox news channel last night defending his decision to anchor bill o'reilly. >> i have zero respect for megyn kelly. i don't think she is very good at what she does and highly overrated. frankly you'll a lot tougher than megyn kelly. >> it doesn't matter. people thought when you started to run that this was a joke that you weren't going to fet getget anywhere and thought you were a buffoon. >> i don't think i'm that. what kind of a statement is that? i'm not walking away. >> will you do me a favor. >> bill, i'm not. what happened is -- >> i bought you so many vanilla milkshakes, you owe me! think ababt it. say, look. i might come back, answers the questions and look out for the folks. just want you to consider it. you owe me milkshakes and i'll take them off the leather. >> it's not up to me, bill. it's up to fox. >> you owe me 17 milkshakes and i want them.
ted cruz proposed a one-on-one debate. one of his superpacs pledged to give 1.5 million to veterans charities if donald trump accepts. >> can you explain the milkshake thing? >> i took it they are friends and spend time together and bill o'reilly has bought him a lot of milkshakes that he likes. i don't know! a new poll this morning suggests former new york mayor michael bloomberg could have the support to compete as a third-party presidential candidate. the nationwide survey of 900 voters by republicans -- shows 36% for donald trump. 35% for hillary clinton. and 29% for bloomberg. >> interesting. michigan state senate today could approve 28 million dollars to address the toxic water crisis in flint. a new poll shows governor rick snyder's approval rating plummeting. fewer than 40% of michigan voters say he is doing a good job.
flint water crisis poorly. adriana diaz is in flint. good morning, adriana. >> reporter: good morning. the distribution centers like this one are doubling up as recycling plants as the city continues short-term solution of handing on out bottled water. overall, the state says the water quality is getting better. >> you should not be drinking >> reporter: the amount of lead in flint's water is decreasing. but it's still not safe to drink. nearly 94% of city homes that have been tested are below 15 parts per billion of lead that is considered safe by the epa. 85% contain less. is that good enough? >> the test results they encouraging. the water is eating up the pipe from the inside. >> reporter: civil engineer marc edwards was the first to expose
contamination and overseeing the recovery. edwards says flint needs to pass a lead and copper test to assure safety. >> reporter: do you think the people here are weeks away from drinking unfiltered tap water, months? >> you could be talking months. >> flint residents should not have to pay for water they did not and are not using. >> reporter: mayor karen weaver is asking for $3 million in state funding to help prop up the water's utility. >> it makes us feel we are being made fun of. >> reporter: rose continues to pay her water that is undrinkable. >> we still have to flush the toilet and wash our clothes and bathe in it. >> reporter: money that was donated for a tax-exempt fund that was created in 2013. >> i don't view them at dark secret funds.
rick snyder talked about it on wedndnday. >> communication is a huge issue in this. it's not interest spending anything but getting the facts to people. >> reporter: in a statement to cbs news, the governor's office further defended using donations to pay for pr firms saying that no state money is involved. and that every resource is being brought to bear on helping flint. that includes the additional communication help. >> thank you. carolina panthers quarterback cam newton is sounding off just ten days before super bowl 50. he will lead the panthers against the denver broncos in the championship. newton explained yesterday why he thinks he a has faced so much criticism, especially some who call his over-the-top celebrations. >> i said this since day one. i'm and african-american quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they -- they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to. people going to say whatever they want to say and if i'm in this world living for that person, oh, this person going to
say that, then i i n't look at myself and say i'm cam newton or cameron newton to most people, you. >> former nba star charles barkley expressed criticism surrounding newton. >> there is a racial component, but i hate talking about that, because we, as black people, go to way more important things where race is a factor than something silly like sports. man, let me tell you something, as much as i love cam newton, if i played against cam newton, i'd put a hit on him, no question, because they rub it in pretty good. >> barkley criticized the narrative playing out at, quote, black versus white. on super bowl game day, we just want to see a good game. >> we do, indeed. >> on that field. >> absolutely. scalpers are breaking the law to sell overpriced tickets. rikki klieman is in the toyota green room with the results of an investigation into online ticket sales.
first, it's time to ch first on "cbs this morning," barbie breakthrough. >> we are at the global headquarters of mattel, where you are getting a firsthand look at the next generation of barbie. i'm mireya villarreal and coming up on "cbs this morning," you're going to get to hear what kids think about these new toys and
the brand. i know you want me you know i want you i know you want me you know i want you >> i want you. new information this morning about how scalpers take advantage of the online ticket sales. new york's attorney general will release a sweeping report today. brokers can sometimes buy a thousand tickets a minute and then they resell them at very inflated prices. for example, adele's six shows in new york city sold out in less than an hour! some second-hand tickets to see her concert topped 9,000 dollars! cbs news legal expert rikki klieman is here to explain how it all works. good morning. >> good morning. >> i just know it is frustrating. you hear the announcement and you get on the phone and go onlinenend you can't get it. you can't get it. >> frustrating is the word. and i think if it's something you really have set your heart
have seen you mimicking, adele, norah, it was just perfect. if we have singers or we have shows or we have sporting events that we reallyly want to go to. >> what is the problem? >> we can't get the tickets and if we could, the prices are inflated. what eric snyderman, the a.g. of new york has said which may become a national example is this. look. ticketizizg a fixed game. and we are going to change that now. three years going into this report. so what we find is why can't you get the tickets? well, the venue, if you look at it as a circle, the venue divides things up. number one, you have a little place in that circle that is going to say it's going to the people who are involved, the promoters, the producers, the agents, our friends. >> it's all electronic and it's all online. why can't they find the people who are perpetrating this? >> ultimately, they probably could. the difficult is this, norah.
technology outpaces the law every single time. back in 2007, the caps on what with tickets could be sold for, these prices on top, they were lifted and the reason for lifting them was because legislators thought that you would have more competititi if there were no caps. so, for example, if you look at orbitz or speed ya for airline ticket you look across the top i'll take this one, it's cheaper and was the idea of lifting the cap. now what they found is by lifting the caps, who wound up to help? not the consumer. that was the purpose and now the consumer is hurt. the reason for that is because of technology. >> it soueds ironically the attorney general is -- sounds like the attorney general is stepping up for the consumer in a good way. what is he doing? >> number within one, he said, look, the box that want to get a thousand, they are illegal so we are going after them.
and women up in albany, let's ge a criminal penalty. then what we are looking at is the future. what we are going to have is we are going to have caps. we are in the allow the tickets to go out of sight. the nation. let's see if other people follow. >> thanks. a business with less than a dozen workers gets a shot at the super bowl. getting ready for the national stage. that is ahead on "cbs this morning." when your cold makes you wish... ...in bed all day... ...you need the power of... new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.
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barbie dolls led the toy industry as a billion dollar business but in recent years, growing compression and conception problems hurt sales. now mattel is announcing barbie is changing her look. the company is adding tall, petitepa pete and -- petite and curvy bodies. mireya villarreal is here with a story you're seeing first on "cbs this morning." barbie you're beautiful >> reporter: since 1959, barbara millicent roberts, better known as barbie has a new name. >> reporter: at 11 1/2 inches tall, barbie has had more than
>> reporter: she is a pop culture icon. but after decades of dominating the doll world and just weeks short of her 57th birthday, barbie is getting a makeover. >> we were hearing that, you know, many thought that barbie was out of touch. >> reporter: as a typically white doll with unrealistic proportions, some parents thought barbie was sending the wrong message about beauty. >> there are people who had turned away from barbie because they wanted dolls that more referable themselves referabled themselves. more in terms of their body type and more in terms of their skin tone. >> reporter: competitors mocked barbie's seemingly perfect appearance while promoting a new line of action figures for girls. >> reporter: last year, mattel introduced 23 new dolls with different skin tones and hair color. >> reporter: now they are adding three new body types, curvy,
>> i actually think this is one of the most exciting times for the brand, broadening girls' choices and what barbie looks like, her body type, her ethnicity ethnicity, her career. this is part of the evolution of the brand and what we believe is the right conversation around the world to have with kids today. >> reporter: mattel is counting on it. barbie not only faces challenges in an increasingly competitive market, she is also up against technology-driven toys. >> let's talk about friends for a bit. >> reporter: the company took heat last year from parents and privacy advocates after announcing hello barbie. >> oh, reading and writing? cool! >> reporter: and interactive doll that responds differently, based on conversations with your child. mattel says the recorded conversations are securely stored. >> can't wait to talk to you later. >> reporter: in their last earnings report, barbie sales were down 14%, marking the eighth straight quarter of declining sales. >> there are various mistakes
line. i think this is a change that was absolutely necessary. >> reporter: mattel also wants to remind customers it's not just about what girls see, but what they learn and imagine while playing with barbie. >> someone has to die. i'll die. >> reporter: the toy maker introduced the new dolls to a group of 4 and 5-year-olds. >> they don't look like barbie. >> reporter: they don't look like barbie? the girls immediately noticed some changes. >> she has brown skin. >> reporter: her new body type wasn't one of them. why did you choose her? >> [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: the next step f f mattel is changing parents' perception. you have a long road ahead of you or don't you? >> we do. this is not the end. i'm going to continue to work hard at being, you know, responsible and a better reflection of the world that girls live in today.
plastic doll that mattel is hoping will result in a real connection. >> it would be more of a risk if we don't continue to evolve barbie, if we stay stagnant, if she looks the same and did the same thing. she has got to evolve with the times. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," mireya villarreal, in california. >> i'm glad they are making that change. >> me too. when you're a little girl, it's nice to see a doll that looks like you. it would have been interesting if they had a black girl on that think? i remember when i was a little kid saying to my mom, why can't like my girlfriend? my mom said that couldn't happen but it can. i can have blond hair and gtails. tomorrow, charlie, i'll show up with blond hair and pigtails.
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what is your super bowl pick? broncos or panthers? >> you know what? i got to see a little more information, but i think it is a great story for peyton manning to be, you know, towards the end of his career in a super bowl again. and, you know, the defense of the broncos have, is unbelievable, but carolina looks tough. there is going to be -- it's going to be a close one, a tough one. >> you've been following along more han i have. >> very clever. he still didn't say. >> it's something for you to follow-up when you interview the prprident. >> i'm taking notes. president obama refused to say if he has a pick to win the super bowl when with asked by jim benmine of our denver station kcac. >> sounds like he is on top of the game. >> very much so. very much so. we do know the big game will be a win for one small business. a company was recently awarded an ad in the super bowl and worth $5 million. only on "cbs this morning," we
breakout moment. plus this big guy has no idea how much the national zoo did to keep animals like him safe in the blizzard. jan crawford shows us the ways that wildlife is protected in wild weather. that is ahead. right now it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines. wired reports on baby monitors vulnerable to hacking.g. we have shown you how russian hackers can look into homes by tapping into live feeds from monitors. yesterday, the new york city department of consumer affairs sent subpoenas to four companies that make those devices. the four companies have not been named. "the washington post" says washington, d.c. handed out tickets with more than a million dollars in fines for parking violations after the blizzard. the district enacted a snow emergency on friday, banning parking on city roadways to make way for the plows. as of yesterday afternoon, more than 5,200 tickets were issued and 637 vehicles were towed. "usa today" reports google used artificial intelligence technology to beat a human
go is a highly complex chinese strategy game. there are more possible moves than there are atoms in the universe. the software was able to learn from each game to improve its performance. "the boston globe" reports that a dancer who lost part of her leg in the boston marathon bombings will run the whole course this year. in 2014 adrienne ran the last few blocks of the marathon. this year she intends to run the whole course to raise money for charity. right now, she is running up to ten miles on a carbon fiber blade. boy, is that inspiring. >> i'll say. >> just one leg and being able to do that. my hat is off to her. everybody is pulling for her. the "new york post" reports that amazon will air an ad during the super bowl for the very first time. >> all right. let's hear it. >> cheerleaders. >> cheerleaders? marino again? these parties. >> what about a snack stadium?
snacks. >> brilliant. marino, new list! >> reporter: amazon released that teaser of its ad yesterday featuring dan marino and alec baldwin and features on the wireless speaker andigital spspker alexa.a. a bank will soon offer a way to get cash without an atm card. bank of america joins chase in announcing card-free technology. new atms will allow you to get your money with your smartphone. the move is designed to save customers time. this is the latest way technology is changing how we use money. in 2014 nearly 40% made access with their smartphone. how pronounced is this and what are the implications of it? use your smartphone and get your money? >> reporter: yeah. all of the banks are getting in
chase and bank of america. the way it works instead of taking a plastic card out of your wallet and put it in the slot and punching in your code you use for a bunch of other things, take your phone out and log into the app with a fingerprint reader on your phone and it gives you a onetime use code then the code is no longer good. it's like a factor authentication everyone should have on their e-mail you get extra layer of security. bank! you need to be there and punching in something. how is this better? it's more about safety than convenience? >> i think more about security in the long run because with atm machines you hear about skimmers. they put over the atm slots when you put your card in they steal the mag data there. maybe a camera watching you punch in your code. you see people struggle with the card and with this you'll tap
>> we are all using our smartphones now for more financial transactions. what are we seeing in terms of new methods? >> that is really what is happening. the phone is becoming the wallet and the key and lock system. not only are you seeing apple pay and samsung pay where you go to the store andap or slide your phone you're seeing person-to-person transactions. the younger generation, younger than me, do that almost exclusively. they owe each other money. if you and i went to dinner and you picked up the check i owe you my half of it but i pick up the check. >> why doesn't charlie pick up the check? >> it's on me. >> 40% of the transactions are still made in cash. do you see the day we won't do any transactions in cash? >> i feel it's coming. if you go to a store and you don't get a cash register. you have ipad and square reader and nobody uses cash. when i went into my local coffee shop and tried to pay something with a 10 dollar bill and the young people didn't know what to
is this real money? yeah, it is. >> millennials are into this but is there a single downside? >> you don't have the ability to whip out your wallet and pay somebody in cash in a nontraceable way. you're leaving a record everywhere. there are a lot of young people, especially who don't have bank accounts still. they don't have access, maybe they get paid in cash or maybe they are not part of the online connected generation, they will be left behind. >> dan ackerman, thank you very much. if you could stay after the show to help me sign up for this! >> i'll log everybody in. give me your password. the national zoo in washington is open again without getting hit with 20 inches of snow in the blizzard of 2016 and a lot of talk about the panda that became an internet star during the storm. jan crawford is at the zoo how he and his neighbors were kept safe. >> reporter: good morning. it took the zoo four days to really weather the blizzard and
star of the screen. a bunch of his fans showed up to get a glimpse of the panda who reminded us snow can be a lot of fun. with much of the east coast socked by a winter storm, this was a jolt of joy. a giant pan take having one heck of a snow day. >> that first snowfall, he goes crazy. >> reporter: the facebook video of the enthusiasm rolling in the snow throwing it on himself got nearly 60 million views. brandie smith is in charge of animal care at the zoo. >> he is a 19-year-old bear but acts like a cub the first snowfall. the second or fourth snow he is a little less interested. >> reporter:r:ure enough, by wednesday the snow was old hat and the panda was focused on finding his bamboo and even that delighted his fans. >> hey there! hey! >> reporter: when they came
we showed the video to these three. snow is panda time. it's their natural habitat, like panda keeper nicole reminded us last time around a big storm. >> this is the best stuff for pandas and their best time of the year. as much as we hate it, they are enjoying it. >> reporter: they are not the only ones. as the snow piled up past week, other animals joined in on the fun. niko, a river otter took a photo. on wednesday, wilma was frolicking in the snow, this time with a friend. like our humans, not every animal appreciates the white stuff like these flamingos. >> it could be cool enough but it can't keep them from freezing. >> reporter: during the blizzard the birds moved inside, a perfect opportunity for a zoo biologist to snap a selfie with
others got the snow brought to them. these monkeys and this ferret tested it out in their warm houses. all part of a balancing act to protect the animals and still let them have a little fun. >> we have to be here and there is on no margin for error so we have 3,000 animals and all of them have to make it through the storm. >> reporter: and did they? >> they did. >> reporter: now nearly a hundred zoo employees spent the weekend here overnight just to make sure the animals made it out okay. and listen to this. i mean, we think it's a pain when we have to shovel the sidewalk, you know, in front of our house. the zoo employees not only have to shovel all of the passes for us people but they have to shovel paths for the animals. >> you could have a second job now, jan. you could be a panda keeper. >> i'm a panda correspondent. that's what i like! >> you're good at that too, jan. >> it's so fun! so fun! >> you can tell.
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brother! what is life? if you die? a glorious death! wow. that is a taste of an ad headed you're seeing it first on "cbs this morning." you're welcome. the commercial is part of a campaign to highlight small game. michelle miller met with a small business owner recently awarded this opportunity, one that could pay off big-time. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. what an incredible opportunity it is too. if you could afford the $5 million for 30-second spot during the super bowl, you're probably not a small business. well, this year, quick books sought submissions from small businesses nationwide for the chance to get big business exposure and, this morning, that
of death wish coffee, a company that recently expanded to 11 employees just to take on what challenge. >> we started in a unit 500 over here and only 1,500 square-foot >> reporter: every year you've taken on another one of these >> yeah. next year moved into this one. >> reporter: something has been brewing at death wish coffee. smooth. >> we started it in 2012. every year, year after year, since then, we have doubled in size in revenue. >> reporter: michael brown started his coffee career with a small upstate new york shop in 2008. >> my qerscustomers came in, mike give me a cup of your strongest coffee and that got the gears turning. although we had strong coffee, you know, the dark roast weren't the most caffeinated. >> reporter: fast forward to
>> it's kind of like mike's baby. so to watch that baby grow and develop, you know, it's kind of a cool thing. >> reporter: michael hired his childhood friend john swedish as the production manager, because that is what small business owners do. what did you know about coffee before you came on board this venture? >> i know i like it. >> reporter: you like coffee? >> yeah. >> reporter: with a team he could trust and a knack for promotion, deaththish became a quick hit in the online marketplace. and is now a best seller on amazon amazon. >> i started with just selling a bag -- about a bag of coffee a week. now we are selling upwards of a thousand pounds a day. >> reporter: and that was all before this. >> congratulations! >> for real? >> reporter: winning a small business contest for a super bowl ad sponsored by intuit quick books.
about ten years down the roued road in 30 seconds. >> reporter: literally. >> literally 30 seconds. >> reporter: here is the big question -- can you handle it? >> on my own with my small nine-person staff? probably not. >> reporter: while michael ramped up production, which included enlisting more roasters in the region. >> got a little bit of edge to it. >> reporter: a team from intuit quick books and rpa advertising set out to produce the 30-second super bowl ad. >> death wish coffee is really a revolutionary brand. the ad brings to life the spirit of that brand. >> reporter: after this commercial, how many bags of coffee i do expect to sell? >> we are attempt to go get about a quarter million pounds in our distribution centers ready to ship for the day of the big game. >> reporter: with roasting operations now going 20 hours a day, michael brown is feeling good about meeting demand. >> this is a big moment for mike and his team.
business sponsor. >> we are very confident that death wish can handle this. they are really on the cusp of this huge moment and they have been preparing for this for years. >> they have been very hands-on. pretty much every step of the way. i get e-mails daily. they don't want this commercial to be a hindrance to the business. they want it to help business. >> my brother! what is life? if that you die a glorious death! >> reporter: this super bowl ad will be seen by more than a hundred million p pple and for the team at death wish, a good amount of coffee drinkers are likely among them. >> welcome, death! >> death wish coffee. fiercely caffeinated! >> wow! >> that's great! >> oh, yeah. the super bowl ad comes with a high price tag but so did death wish coffee.
>> wow. >> it's a premium coffee and comes with a guarantee to be the earth. >> that's why they call it death wish which is a little catchy and a little scary. >> did you try it? >> oh, yes. let me tell you. not bitter. smooth as all get-out. >> you liked it. >> i did. >> but strong? >> it is strong but a lot of folks like strong coffee out there. >> what i've heard. >> no bitter. >> off to a good start. thanks, michelle. you can see the game one week from sunday, february 7th. before the super bowl, please watch our interview with president obama and first lady michelle obama live from the white house. that is here only on cbs.
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