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captioning funded by cbs good morning. it is thursday, february 25th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." a dramatic rescue is unfolding after wild weather cap sizes a fishing boat near new york city. powerful storms lead a trail of deadly destruction across the east. is there a bombshell hiding in donald trump's tax returns? mitt romney suggests the billionaire has something to hide. u.s. soccer legend hope solo is in studio 57 for her first
about zika at the rio olympics. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. a lot of wind whipping. >> this is just, like, not even real. >> powerful storms stretch across the east coast. >> coast guard vessel cap sized during a rescue mission. they were tending on a fishing boat run that had run aground. >> this operation is still under way. >> winter weather hammered indiana and illinois. >> officials say this is some of the worst conditions they have seen. after trump's landslide victory in nevada, mitt romney called on the billionaire to release his tax returns. >> mitt romney said every candidate should release their tax returns. will you do to? >> sivent that much money that i need a tax return. >> sanders is holding rallies in a bunch of states. >> look out, when i look out at this crowd, i don't think there is any way we are going to lose on tuesday! apple ceo tim cook speaking
>> to place a back door in the iphone, we believe it does put hundreds of millions of customers at risk. president obama considering a republican nominee. brian sandoval, the governor of nevada, to fill the vacancy on the supreme court. >> when with e-cigarettes exploded inside a man's pocket in kentucky. >> all that. >> adele! >> adele has stolen the show at this year's brit awards. >> you love me! >> christopher was discovered. mostly cue in "science" >> that happens every year? >> it does. you don't follow it? >> here i am worried about the oscars! >> all that matters. >> do you plan to campaign for her? quite frankly. he might need me, but she on "cbs this morning." >> a third consecutive win in the nevada caucuses keeps donald trump well-positioned to steam roll his way to victory a super tuesday. >> like many other las vegas visitors, the gop woke up this
wondering what the hell happened last night? announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by toyota. let's go place. morning." we begin with a dramatic rescue going on right now to get the crew of a stranded fishing boat to safety in new york. a coast guard helicopter is trying to pull crew members off the boat and an early attempt to rescue the sailors failed when a coast guard boat cap-sized. all of the coast guard crewmembers swam to safety. >> these are live pictures right now. this rescue effort comes after violent storms swept along the east coast. winds flipped over a semitruck on new york's george washington bridge. the storm brought down a home in the bronx but no one hurt. power lines sparked one car fire.
responsible for at least eight tornadoes ripped through chip reid is in waverly, south of richmond, where a state of >> reporter: good morning. i am standing in the middle of what used to be a small mobile virginia. as you can see, this was the laundromat and it was meat of brick and cinder block but it walk down here. take a look at this. that trailer there behind the bushes that is largely destroyed, we talk to a man who lived there. he can hardly believe he is alive and that is partly because on the other side of that trailer is where another trailer used to be and that is where three people, including a 2-year-old child, died. a deadly storm system lashed the east coast wednesday, pummeling it with violent winds. and torrential rain. multiple tornadoes were reported
people have died and dozens more have been injured. >> a tornado just came through right on 460 right now. tore place to pieces. >> reporter: three died here in waverly. a 2-year-old child and two men who were found 300 yards from their own home. vincent donald lived next door. i survived. >> reporter: in pennsylvania more than 30,000 people lost power and tornado warnings were issued and several homes were torn apart. turning. we heard debris and this is just, like, not even real. >> reporter: a steady downpour led to flash flooding in and around washington, d.c. where evening commute. >> reporter: at least three carolina. straight line winds and pounding rains toppled trees and cut one home nearly in half. time lapse video shows the storm
>> that is one wild storm. >> reporter: the system made its way to the northeast where strong gusts flipped over this truck in new york. and in new jersey, manhole covers were spent flying into the air. the wet weather caused underground electric explosions in elizabeth. first responders spent the night going through this area, going through this incredible debris field, trying to make sure there is nobody unaccounted for. there is still, apparently, some question whether this was officially a tornado. just look. it's hard to believe it could have been anything other than that. >> i'll say. the pictures really tell the store there. firefighters in indiana rescued more than two dozen drivers trapped for hours on a snowy eye. an accident during the snowstorm made the word impassible. two fire trucks got stuck in six feet of snow and firefighters faced strong winds and blinding snow and walked car-to-car to bring 30 people to safety.
questions about his taxes this morning from the last republican presidential nominee, mitt romney. he claims the republican front-runner has not released his tax returns because they may contain a bombshell. trump tweeted in response that taxes made romney, quote, look like a fool in 2012. he sarcastically called romney a tough guy. major garrett in washington looked at the issue that may affect tonight's republican debate in houston. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the republican debate stage tonight in houston, mitt romney -- no, no, not in person, of course. but through this issue of tax returns that he lobbed at donald trump yesterday. trump has dismissed romney through this campaign as a weak nominee who should have won in 2012. trump's republican rivals at another texas forum last night, they sided with romney. >> they are not exotic but we will release them. >> very glad to release tax returns.
not a problem. >> the nice thing i haven't made enough money that my tax returns are not that interesting. >> reporter: donald trump closest rivals had no problem respond from a challenge to 2012 nominee mitt romney who had this to say about trump's tax returns. >> frankly, i think we have good reason to believe that there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. every time he is asked about his taxes, he dodges and delays and says, well, we are working on it. >> reporter: the tax issue tripped up romney's white house bid but trump said he feels no pressure to release his returns at all. >> my returns are extremely complex and i'll make a determination at the right time. i'm in no rush to do it. nobody has been bringing it up except for mitt romney. >> reporter: a carter gop field advantages trump as the rest of the candidates are scrambling to dull that edge but no one appears to be willing to give up their smaller share of support. >> once this race begins to narrow you'll see more of that support consolidate ing. >> reporter: three candidates yet to win aren't dropping out.
south carolina and nevada. >> we are not going to allow the conservative movement to be defined by a nominee who isn't a conservative. >> reporter: john kasich has back-to-back fifth place finishes. >> we are not stopping and i'm not giving up! >> reporter: ben carson hasn't finished higher than fourth. >> it's like a baseball game. everybody wants to call the game after the first inning. >> reporter: a loss on cruz's home turf could cripple his campaign. of the delegates up for grabs on tuesday, texas has the most with 155. >> he called it himself the big prize. hillary clinton is focusing on south carolina this morning but bernie sanders is hundreds of miles away campaigning in ohio, michigan, and illinois. clinton is making four stops in the state where democrats vote on saturday. nancy cordes is in columbia, south carolina, where clinton is also thinking about the gop front-runner.
>> reporter: good morning. that's right. republicans are not the only ones who are starting to come to grips with the notion that trump could be the gop nominee. yesterday, the clinton campaign sent out this fund-raising appeal saying, everything is coming up trump. a message meant to scare their supporters into opening their wallets. >> when with you talk about the trump's of the world to divide us up. >> reporter: trump that united the democratic candidates, at least temporarily. >> i listen to the rhetoric on the republican side. i don't recognize my country. you know? senator sanders and i have been trying to run a campaign based on issues. they run a campaign based on insults. >> reporter: clinton is camped out in south carolina, protecting her large lead in the polls here. >> hi. >> reporter: sanders headed west in search of greener pastures and he found them. >> here in missouri! >> reporter: 7,000 people came to here him speak in kansas city. almost 10,000 in tulsa.
don't think there is any way we are going to lose on tuesday! >> reporter: the only other candidate drawing crowds this large is trump. but, so far, the enthusiasm has not translated into turnout, which is down on the democratic side since 2008 in the three contests held so far. and that is a problem for sanders, who says this all the time. >> voter turnout is everything. our job is to create a high voter turnout. if there is a large turnout, i think we will do very well. >> reporter: translation? sanders needs his young supporters to hit the polls in record numbers and offset clinton's advantage with older and more reliable advantage. in nevada she won by a full 50 points and won the caucus. you say you want to create the revolution that clinton couldn't. is turnout a sign that that revolution isn't happening? >> it's a sign that barack obama ran a brilliant campaign in
>> reporter: and even with that unprecedented campaign, though, obama just barely edged out hillary clinton. this time, sanders says he is going to win several super tuesday states and keep pace with clinton in the delegate count. >> thank you, nancy. see you on tuesday. president obama may reach across the aisle to get the senate to vote on his next supreme court nominee. reports say the white house is considering nevada's republican governor to replace justice antonin scalia. jan crawford is on capitol hill and watching the supreme court debate. >> reporter: good morning. senator republicans say they will block anyone the president nominates even if it's someone from their own party. yesterday, the president predicted they will cave. >> i recognize the politics are hard for them. >> reporter: from the oval office, president obama suggested that eventually republicans will back down and give his supreme court nominee a shot. >> there is not a lot of vigor
that they are taking that they wouldn't even meet, for example, with a supreme court nominee. they are pretty sheepish about it when they make those comments. >> reporter: across town, the senate's top democrat, harry reid, offered a surprise pick, a rpublican. nevada governor brian sandoval. >> if he were picked, i would support the man. he's a good person. he has a great record. and he has been a tremendously good governor. >> reporter: sandoval may be seen as a moderate conservative but he is no fan of the president's signature achievement -- the affordable care act. he has called many aspects of the law unconstitutional and threatened to fight to have them overturned. in a statement, sandoval's office said neither the governor nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the obama administration regarding any potential vetting and that did not surprise utah senator mike lee. >> i don't think that is a legitimate rumor. i don't think it reflects any truth. i don't think that is who president obama is going to nominate.
remains unchanged. >> reporter: lee says regardless of the nominee, most senate republicans are holding firm until the country elects a new president. >> it's not up to the president. government. this is our discussion, not his. >> reporter: the president says the sandoval buzz is read and they are playing games. a republican to the supreme court would make a conservative generation. >> thanks, jan. apple ceo tim cook defended the company in his first interview about the standoff over the san bernardino gunman's iphone. he calls the government's request to unlock it bad for america. jeff pegues is in washington to show us apple's case. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. apple executives and the tech giants attorneys say this is a slippery slope. tomorrow the company will put its arguments in writing when
challenge to the government. >> some things are hard and some things are right. and some things are both. this is one of those things. >> reporter: speaking publicly about the controversy, apple's ceo tim cook laid out his reasons for refusing a court order to unlock the iphone of syed farook, one of the terrorists behind the deadly attack in san bernardino, three months ago. >> to oppose your government on something doesn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for civil liberties, which they are supposed to protect, it is incredibly ironic. >> reporter: cook says the decision would compel the company to write new software and create ago key that he says, in the wrong hands, could make all iphones vulnerable to hackers. >> our smartphones are loaded with our intimate conversations, our financial data, our health records. they are also loaded with the location of our kids in many
>> reporter: cook says apple has cooperated with law enforcement, but contends investigators made a crucial error by telling farook's employer, san bernardino county, to reset his icloud password. apple says that limited the information that could be retrieved but even with the password change, the fbi says there may still be information on the phone that would not be accessible without apple's assistance. >> if a court can ask us to write this piece of software think of what else they ask us to write. maybe an operating system for surveillance, maybe it's the ability for the law enforcement to turn on the camera. this is not what should be happening in america. >> i think this is going to be a question for the american people and their congress to decide if we want to make these communications devices immune to warrants when we know that they are used in crimes all the time. >> reporter: cook and bill gates
ultimately have to be decided by congress. >> eventually, as it has been with the patriotic act, this will all be subject to democratic discussion. >> reporter: today, fbi director james comey will be on capitol hill where he is expected to against apple. norah? >> jeff, thank you. the debate continues. isis this morning is threatening two silicon valley titans. a new video purportedly made by supporters of target, mark zuckerberg and zach dorsey. the propaganda video is in response to facebook and twitter suspending accounts and removing posts that promote terrorism. president obama is tamping partial truce in syria that takes effect at midnight on friday. syrian government troops are fighting in a suburb outside of damascus. the assad regime says the area is excluded from the cease-fire because al qaeda-linkeded group is there.
firsthand look on the lines above and on the ground. the syrian army right now? well, enough to have a group of latest victory. a half of a square mile of total destruction and five miles from the center of dah mass mus. mascus damascus. this general leads the way through what used to be family homes that is a wreck now. a sniper was right here only yesterday, he says. we are in the suburb of daria. the army says 24 hours ago, it pushed the opposition fighters half a mile back to the next cluster of buildings. now they are pounding them with machine guns and from the air. overhead, the sound of the helicopters scouting its target. then a strike. they are using barrel bombs, cheap and deadly. are there any civilians left
no, he says. there aren't. in fact, by now, almost everyone has fled. bombs smashed this area to bits. the opposition fighters only survived by going underground into a network of tunnels. this is the road. the soldiers showing us around, this one explains this tunnel was under the main road. you can see the black strike that gave extra protection. the army says the fighters here were with al qaeda-linked al nusra not in this weekend's cease-fire so no let up on this world of the suburbs of damascus. great reporting there.
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moving -- moving beyond just like! >> i like the wow emjoi. do you have a favorite one? >> i haven't used them yet. i wasn't a facebook yesterday. >> i haven't used them either. >> you have a favorite? >> i like wow. welcome back to "cbs this morning." wow! coming up in this half hour new fears about an explosive danger linked to electronic cigarettes. one man says he was burned when an e-cigarette burned up in his pocket. that is scary. what may be causing them to catch fire is ahead. we will look at a dramatic redesign that may be coming to your favorite airline and see how it can affect your wallet. that is ahead. gayle, can you imagine sitting >> nope! >> that's all you have to say about that? >> i don't want anybody sitting on a bench on a plane. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe.
council to vote today on tough comik sanctions against north korea. this is a response to the north's recent nuclear test. among the measures the united states wants to reportedly limit north korean access to north korea ports. "time" is reporting on the zika virus the world health organization says the virus will spread globally. at least 109 cases here in the united states. zika is linked with a severe birth defect. "the washington post" reveals that antonin scalia was vacationing a secret of hunting fraternity when with he died. he was at a texas ranch with members of the international order of st. hubert. the exclusive group was formed in europe more than 300 years ago and not known if the supreme court justice had any official affiliation with the secret organization. dallas morning news reports a plane was headed from washington to san antonio last
after losing cabin pressure. a passenger's photo shows oxygen masks deployed as the plane suddenly subsidy suddenly descended 20,000 feet. a man says electronic cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. surveillance video captured the very frightening moment on saturday at a gas station. vinita nair is here to show us why the devices may be "lighting up" scary stuff. >> yes. this latest incident caught on tape is raising new concerns about the multibillion dollar e-cigarette industry. >> reporter: surveillance footage captured the moment josh hamilton's pants suddenly burst into flames at a kentucky gas station.
dous extinguisher. he tweeted the following. it's the latest incident linked the country. >> ts an alternative to smoking grets. health care healthier way of doing it. >> reporter: evan was in a coma three days at a mom hospital after he says an e-cigarette blew up in his mouth in october. and earlier this week at ohio fire department issues a warning on its facebook page after a rechargeable e-cigarette battery apparently exploded inside the pocket of a victim's lab coat. more than two dozen incidents of incidents and fires caused by e-cigarettes between 2009 and 2014. >> it has the same fuel capability as gasoline. >> reporter: many are linked to
overcharging and manufacturing defects and punctures can cause it to overheat and triggering an explosion. the lithium ion batteries are the same type found in many hoverboards which have been criticized for catching fire. >> in terms of the actual product itself this is the chemistry you use you are comparing apples and apples between what happens in the hoverboard and what happens in an e-cigarette. >> reporter: vaporing advocates remain that the explosion of e-cigarettes are rare. following. ood and drug administration does not regulate e-cigarettes. you should avoid metal objects with coins and keys and jewelry, the things we all have in our pocket.
this morning, johnson & johnson is fighting back against a 72 million dollar verdict. the judgment was awarded to a woman who claimed the company's talcum powder products caused her ovarian cancer. layers say the award is the first of its type. anna werner has been looking at the lawsuit's claims and the actual cancer risks. >> reporter: jacqueline fox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in march of 2015 and died last october. her lawsuit claimed the talcum powder in johnson's baby powder and shower to shower is carcinogenic. >> reporter: generations of women have used johnson & johnson's talcum powder products fresh. >> it's a feeling you never outgrow. >> reporter: jacqueline fox used decades. her lawyer, jerry beasley, says those products ultimately caused
>> johnson & johnson knew of the association of talc and ovarian cancer starting back in 1979. >> reporter: the american cancer society says results of studies on a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer have been mixed with some studies reporting a slightly increased risk and some reporting no risk. an expert for. conducted his own study in september showing there shows an increased risk. >> there has been a number of studies and the majority of these have found an elevated risk. >> reporter: during trial, fox's lawyers introduced into evidence this 1997 letter in which johnson & johnson's own consultant warned that denying the risks could mean the talc industry will be perceived by the public it perceived the cigarette industry and denying the obvious in the face of all evidence in the contrary.
decision not to warn the customers that are using a very dangerous product. >> reporter: on monday a jury in st. louis ordered johnson & johnson to pay fox's family $10 million in compensatory damages and another $62 million in marvin, her son. >> the whole fight was not just for her, but for so many other women. and that is why i continue -- fight. >> reporter: johnson & johnson said in a statement it sympathizes with fox's family but said the verdict goes against decades of sound science, proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products. >> there is a warning this morning for travelers. they are being told don't get too comfortable in your seat. >> reporter: flying has always
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airline passengers could see a very different kind of seat on planes in the future. aircraft maker airbus has filed a patent for a new kind of adjustable seat and it could allow airlines to cram even more people into each row or change the seating to make room for larger passengers. and the change could come with new fees. kris van cleave is at the national air and space museum in washington. >> reporter: good morning. back when the dc-7 was flying
take a look over here. about 20 inches which is not too bad. by the jet age, they had shrunk down to 17 1/2 inches and in the years since, they have gotten even smaller and shrinking down yet another inch in space. now, this new seating concept could usher in a day where the airlines could truly price by your size. as americans have gotten larger and their airline seats smaller, it's not made flying any easier. >> oh, they are too close, yes. especially if they are heavy people or big people. >> reporter: some overweight passengers even find themselves being shamed on social media. now jetmaker airbus is looking to patent this seating concept that could let airlines create what would essentially be a fee for larger passengers, just don't expect them to call it that. this bench seating concept would allow a traditional row of three seats to be rapidly and easily reconfigurable into seating for two passengers who need additional space, including
instead of seating three, the bench could handle a family of four with two small children. a feature that could almost certainly come with a price tag. >> all about making more money. >> reporter: charisse jones covers business travel for the "usa today" network. >> airlines are going to be very careful about not saying that the seat is for a specific class of people. you know, such as overweight people or even families. they don't want to be accused of being discriminatory but i don't think there is anything wrong saying these are options for different groups of people you might find more comfortable. >> reporter: typically that means more money for the airlines. last year, airbus sought a patent for a design that would have passengers sitting above and below each other. before that, it was this semi standing seat. seat maker zodiac create a hex
tennessee congressman steven cohen worries the focus of squeezing in other extra seats could make it harder for evacuating. he recently tried to set the faa to set minimum seat line standards. >> if people can't get out of an plane in an emergency condition, they lose their lives. it shouldn't be after an accident. after an accident, it's too late and people are dead. >> reporter: airbus says every year, it takes out hundreds of patents and the vast majority of those never become fully realized products or knowledge. >> it's going to change the way we fly. >> i hope it's one of those patents that never goes anywhere, the ones he just mentioned. i think it's tough. >> it is tough. >> make bigger seats. how about that? >> they are getting closer. >> yes. it's uncomfortable. >> if it were the three of us, we wouldn't mind closer seats, right?
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top of the morning to you. it is thursday, february 25th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there is more real nus ahead, including the dramatic sea rescue this morning in new york city. first, here's a look at today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> this was the laundromat and made of brick and cinder block but it has been completely destroyed. >> trump has dismissed romney through this campaign. >> severing coming up trump.
>> senate republicans are saying they are going to block anyone the president nominates even if it's someone from their own party. >> today, fbi director james comey will be on capitol hill where he is expected to discuss the government's case against apple. >> this incident caught on tape is raising new concerns about the new multibillion dollar e-cigarette industry. >> this seating concept could usher in a day where the airlines could truly price by your size. >> if it were the three of us, we wouldn't mind those seats, right? >> i'm pretty sure why trump won nevada. this is a campaign sign supporting ted cruz. this is a sign supporting marco rubio. and this is the one for donald trump. announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by nationwide. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we begin with a dramatic
the crew of a stranded fishing boat has been saved after it took on water. the coast guard received a distress call from the 176-foot vessel around 2:00 a.m. seven crewmembers were on board. >> the coast guard sent a rescue cap-sized. all five crewmembers had to swim ashore. eventually a coast guard rescue. all crewmembers were pulled off injuries here. >> very scary. the high waves are the effect of a powerful storm week. storms lashed the east coast heavy rain. several tornadoes ripped through the south. four people died in virginia. chip reid is in waverly, south of richmond, where one community was torn apart. chip, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me, a big pile of just somebody's belongings. but what is really sad about
that cinder block foundation back there, that used to be where a mobile home was. it was picked up and sent, who knows where, by this tornado and that is where three people lived, two men and a 2-year-old child, all of them died. it's believed that it all took off about 300 yards in that direction. >> a tornado just came through right on 460 right now. . tore this place to pieces. >> reporter: there were reports of multiple tornadoes in virginia, in addition to the three fatalities in waverly. homes were torn apart in pennsylvania also where 30,000 people lost power. at least three tornadoes were reported in north carolina. powerful straight line winds and
cut one home nearly in half. virginia governor terry mcauliffe will be here later this morning and survey the damage and pay respects to the victims. it is being reported now he is sending in the national guard to help this area recover. >> thanks, chip. the republican presidential candidates hold their last debate tonight before super tuesday after three straight wins for donald trump, his opponents in the party are him. r nom 2012 nominee mitt romney said we have good reason to believe that there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> cruz said that donald trump >> i said that donald's tax returns a little more complicated. you know, an awful lot of people speculate he hasn't made as much money as he says. who knows? because he hasn't released his tax returns. i do think mitt has a good
entitled to know before they vote because you better believe the democrats, if there is anything in there, the democrats are going to go to town on this one. >> donald trump said last night that his tax returns are, quote, extremely complex and he will make a decision at the right time. he tweeted this this morning. mitt romney, who is one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. dope. >> certainly a topic in the debate tonight, no doubt. 53 democratic delegates at stake in saturday's south carolina primary, that is a practicalion of those available on super tuesday. bernie sanders is rallying people in super tuesday states and beyond. the theme at his rallies has not turned into voter turnout which is lower than 2008 so far. he told a crowd in tulsa yesterday that voting is crucial. >> if people don't get involved
people don't vote, there is a political vacuum. that vacuum will be filled by well-paid lobbyists and campaign contributors. >> hillary clinton is camped in south carolina and working hard to protect her lead in the polls and bring home a decisive win. she and former bill clinton have seven events today and covering the northeastern half of the state. professors learn a new gun law threatens free speech and safety on campus. texas is a state to allow concealed weapons at public universities and law was signed last june. georgia's house monday passed a similar bill. manuel bojorquez is on the houston campus how some faculty members are taking precaution. manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. republican presidential candidates will debate here tonight. but there is already a political discussion under way about the
starting august 1st, if you have the proper permit for a gun you can bring it to you with class on this 40,000 student campus. in texas, guns are common. out on the range. and in some places, out in the open. but professors at the university of houston are targeting guns on campus, where concealed carry will be allowed later this year. >> it's an uncomfortable position to be in but it's a discussion that faculty need to have. >> reporter: during a recent university of houston faculty meeting, staffed discussed how to teach when some students could be carrying concealed weapons. among the suggestions? be careful discussing sensitive topics and remove certain topics from the cripple urriculum and not go there if you sense anger. this is the law. it will happen. so what can you do? >> there is not very much and this is precisely what we are
what they should not do in the classroom is express their displeasure of students bringing guns to class. >> reporter: some faculty and students say they must establish sensible guidelines while complying with the new law. >> we know there are concerns about safety on campus and we will do everything we can do to protect the members of our community. >> we are students. we are not criminals. >> reporter: sophomore edwin is running for student body president. >> i do not have my concealed carry license yet. >> reporter: will you apply for >> yes, sir. >> reporter: to obtain a handgun license in texas, applicants must be 21 years old. the initial application fee is $140 and the process requires up to six hours of classroom training and a written exam and shooting test. it seems like there are many professors who feel they can't have a robust debate on this topic or any other topic in their classrooms. >> to say that we are going to no.
expected to release its official guidelines next week, including exactly where on this campus concealed guns will be allowed. >> manuel, thank you. she will be protecting the net as team usa shoots for a fifth olympic gold medal. soccer legend hope solo is right here in studio 57. we will ask how she is preparing for the rio olympics and her
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battle in britain is getting worldwide attention. a woman wants to carry the eggs of her daughter who died of cancer and she hopes to give birth to a grandchild. the court is allowing her to ban the appeal. they believe the daughter, quote, expressed a strong wish to her mother that one or more of her eggs after being fertilized should be plant in her mother who would give birth to the baby. >> in a statement to "cbs this morning," the 60-year-old mom says we know the chances of conceiving a grandchild are very small, but in the unlikely event we are successful, it would mean the birth of a child who would be loved and cherished by us and the rest of our family. cbs news legal expert rikki klieman is here to talk about this. first of its kind. >> first of its kind. >> she was their only daughter so they are saying this is the only way they could have a which would. >> yes. but it really should not be about their desire to have a grandchild.
now decease daughter's wishes. >> what did she say about that? >> it depends on who you believe. because she could have said in we call a special direction in britain, there is a form where if you want your eggs to survive after your death, that part she signed, you can also sign a special direction, which then would have said i want my mother to be able to carry my eggs and have my child because my parents were such great parents. she never signed that. now, originally, what happens is you're in a clinic. the clinic hat eggs s the eggs and the clinic is put in a situation we can't export these eggs to the u.s. without a real directive. the reason they have to export them, there is no clinic in the uk who is going to do this in
punitive grandmother said she did find a clinic in new york that will take these eggs. >> is the grandmother going to carry it? >> the grandmother wants to carry the eggs herself. now, she says that is her daughter's dying wish. they have said we are going to let you appeal which is a reversal of another judge's decision saying, no, you can't. and the reason they say that is the mother says, which is really the punitive grandmother, if we can get this right. >> i understand the legal argument but her daughter died. you know? >> it feels creepy and touching at the same time. is that possible? >> exactly right. i think both of those words are really well taken. in britain they have said this is unseenly and we should not have a 60-year-old mother giving birth from her own body of her own daughter's eggs.
why it's touching or disturbing is whose life is it any way? if the daughter really had this desire that her own mother would be the best parents for her own child, then there is something to be said for her decision about what to do with this. >> she knows her mom. >> well, she knows her upbringing. >> suppose they rule in the couple's favor and it goes forward. what are the precedents that it sets? >> i think it's an interesting precedent in britain, because we have never had a grandmother carry a daughter's eggs. whether or not it would be a precedent in the u.s. remains undecided because here we look, contract informed consent and controls. >> really interesting. rikki klieman, thank you. adele gets another shot performance. her appearance on the stage of the brit awards. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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come back and for you to so nice to me! >> adele! we are so glad she is back. a very emotional adele stole the show at last night's brit awards in london. the singer took home four trophies including the album of the year for "25". she supports kesha who accuses her musical producer of sexual abuse. >> i want to thank my manager and my record label for embracing the fact that i'm a woman and being encouraged by it. i would also like to take this moment to publicly support kesha. >> adele moved past her sound problems at the grammys and closed the show with a flawless performance of her hit song "when we young." "25" came out too late to qualify for the grammys here but look for the grammys in 2017. adele, adele, adele. >> why was she worried about coming back? >> she had a baby and she was wondering how that would affect
throat issues and she said she was just working through stuff. >> but she came back? >> came back strong. a star-studded lineup at the white house last night paid tribute to ray charles. hey ho hey hey ho ho feel. >> that was fun. >> president obama led the crowd in a sing-along. he said the late singer's legacy was on display in the musicians he influenced, including some on stage. >> the president called ray charles and electrifying performer who showed us our course of cultures and what makes america beautiful. >> i think they like music at the white house. >> i know! >> looked like a lot of fun. that is the guy from "empire." >> nice to see alabama shakes
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>> oh, my! >> he is fun to watch. >> we do love gronk. he has some moves. >> we really do. he is fun to watch on and off the field. >> no doubt. >> back or front? >> that is right! the boy looks good. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, world cup soccer legend, she's a legend. olympic medalist hope solo is in our toyota green room. she will show us how team usa has new faces and what it will take to win an olympic title for the fifth time. >> good for them. heartland, see the software companies finding a shortcut to success. ahead, aol founder steve case about his plans for silicon prairie. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. u.s. news and world report says beijing is the new billionaire capital of the world. the chinese capital overtook new york city as the place with the most billionaires.
based research outlet. moscow is number three and followed by hong kong and shanghai. that tells you something, doesn't it? >> tells me i need to go to beijing is what it tells me! "the washington post" reports -- >> that would be a very interesting idea! >> yes. gayle and mr. wong, that would be very interesting! "the washington post" reports on life-like robotic animals being used to crack down on illegal hunting in the u.s. remote-controlled decoys are game wardens who high from game porches and some of those decoys here here is the question. can you spot the fake deer? the answer is one on the right. that is pretty good. >> yeah. that looks more life-like to me. >> i thought so too. i pick the wrong me. >> we were all wrong! reporting on tiger woods health.
his golf swing and wrote that he is progressing nicely. that followed a report saying his latest back surgery had left him hobbled. woods who is now 40 hasn't competed in about six months. the story also suggested that he is still the most popular person on golf right now. the new yorker calls it a decline of civilization. croissants are getting straightened out. a new york chain is only selling straight versions of the popular breakfast pastry. they are usually curved. consumers find it easy to spread jam. "fortune" reports careers attracting the most right-swipes for women are physical therapy, interior designer and founder/entrepreneur and pr/communications and teacher. for men's list is pilot,
firefighter, doctor, tv/radio personality. gayle, you should get on tinds er! for? the u.s. women's soccer team this month -- i'm not a physical therapy. we are back to you, hope. they earned a spot in the 2016 rio summer olympics. >> solo, what a save! >> the women's world cup champs, i like that, champs. led by goalkeeper hope solo had five straight shutouts in the qualifying round. hope joined team usa in 2000 and been the starting goalkeeper for more than a decade. >> she will make her third consecutive appearance in this summer's games where the american women stand to win their fifth gold medal. she told "sports illustrated,"
choice today, i wouldn't go. the two-time olympic medalist is here at the table. hope solo, good morning. >> good morning. and thank you all for having me. >> we are glad you're here. >> how do you feel today? will you go to rio? >> well, you know, i feel very fortunate that i don't have to make the decision today. i hope that a lot of things can happen in five months. i'm a little bit skeptical, to be honest. news came out today that things probably could get worse before they get better. so it's scary. and i have a lot of reservations going to the olympics. but, like i said, i don't have to make the decision right now. there is a lot of unknowns and i hope that we get some clear, concrete answers very soon. >> what specifically concerns you about the zika virus? >> i just think there is a lot in life to worry about as it stands, that, you know, at some point, i do want to start a family. and i don't want to be worried. i don't want the anxieties.
i don't want to risk the safety of a child, the health of a child. it's just a scary time, and there is really no clear answers to it. so until i know more, i don't really feel like i can make a really informative decision. >> if things are like they are, you probably wouldn't go sfl. >> as things stand like they are right now, i probably would not go. >> to your teammates feel the same? >> i think everybody is just trying to get a lot of information right now, so i don't think anybody is making any irrational decisions. but you have to understand that my team is filled with different age ranges and different personalities and some people don't want to have families, some people do. i think for the most part, we are all based on winning the olympics. it's never been done before after winning a world cup. first and foremost, we want to be back-to-back champions. it's never been done before! i want to be a part of that! >> i always wanted to ask you this.
women's national team. saying in the world. in the world! >> do you agree with that? >> in the world! own it, hope, own it! >> i feel fortunate. >> if that is true, what makes you so good as a goalkeeper? what makes a great goalkeeper? >> oh, gosh. i still ask myself that day in and day out. decision. you're kind of a hero or the goat. five setups in olympic qualifications but qualifications to me are not that busy. we are playing some poorer countries and some country who don't really build the women's game, who feel honored to be on the field with us because they know that in their country, women don't really play sports. so we are beating these teams who they don't really have a lot of resources in their countries. so i honestly didn't get much action so i got these five shutouts but i didn't feel like i earned all of them. >> they are also saying people
peak. you're going to be 35. do you even feel like you're even close to peaking? >> well, where i was going with that is goal keeping is something that you can never really master. there are so many details and intricacies and mental game more than anything else. i stay focused. >> that is the exciting part about it. >> it is. and why i never want to walk away because there is always something new to learn and always a challenge. anybody who knows me, know i love challenges. >> as a little girl, did you think you would be doing this? maybe not world champ but did you think you would be doing this? >> yeah. i was 12 years old and i read a paper that said when i want to grow up, i want to be a professional soccer player. >> they didn't have that there. how could you dream something that was not there? >> it was in the '90s, not the '80s. i wrote it and there was no women's professional soccer. i had this gigantic dream that wasn't in the realm of possibilities at the time and, by god, it happens.
go to push for women's sports and women's equalities but i dreamt something at the age of 12 that didn't even exist and i was able to go on and become a professional soccer player. >> i want to ask you about that very point, because after the world cup win, it was reported your team would earn just $2 million, the team. while the winning german men's team won two times more than that in 2014. what do you think it will get to get equal pay in sports? >> it's going to be a long road. i'm very proud of -- we had a great summer, you know? we crushed the ratings. we had an incredible following worldwide. but it wasn't enough to make people say things need to change. >> for fifa to change. >> it opened people's eyes up, but we, as a team, have to step every step along the way. whether it's cba negotiations and standing as a team and
women because we tend to get bullied and crack under the pressure. so i'm proud of my team. i'm proud of all of us coming together and saying you know what? this is a time we need to push for equality and push for what is right and people are paying attention. >> after soccer, what might you do? >> oh, goodness. i don't know. you know? i want to start a family. we will start there. but in terms of work, i don't know. i put my life and passion into goal keeping and this team. i've been on this team for 16 years. >> we would like to see you one more time out there. >> it's scary. life after soccer is scary and i think any athlete who tells you anything else, i don't think they are speaking the truth. fears. >> great to have you. >> we will be watching. we will be watching and hope you guys make it to the olympics. thank you. women's team. we want you there. hope solo, thank you very much. silicon valley is facing new competition halfway cross the country.
from "field of dreams." kevin costner played the iowa farmer who plowed his land to build a baseball diamond more than 25 years later, it is not sports, but tech companies bringing thousands of people to the midwest. mark strassmann reports from lincoln, nebraska, on america's new innovation frontier. >> reporter: across the great plains, even in winter, the new cash crop is high tech. >> it's time we bang the drum and let people know there is something happening over here in lincoln, nebraska. >> reporter: what is happening, say stephanie and paul garrett is an explosion of start-up software companies in the heartland. in 2012, they decided to launch bulu box, a monthly server providing samplers of premium health product but, first, they had to leave san francisco. >> we could just be another start-up on the west coast in the valley, or we can be part of
>> reporter: bulu box now has 100,000 subskib cribers and did $5 million in sales last year and helped greatly by this community. >> it feels like people in nebraska, investors or other connections would bend over backwards to help you. >> reporter: this is silicon prairie and it's remaking cities across the midwest from des moines, to kansas city, to lincoln, where david graph co-founded huddle in 2006. >> our pitch is get in here and make a difference off the start. >> reporter: huddle services sports teams, amateur and professional. coaches post their game film to huddle's site and the company's software instantly analyzes it. works? >> university system is phenomenal. it's a very supportive community for entrepreneurs. >> reporter: paul garrett compared silicon prairie to silicon valley like this.
of our core values is fire the [ bleep ]. >> reporter: you realize people from san francisco and new york will be watching this? >> you know where to find me. >> reporter: another competitive edge. everything is cheaper. the median home in san francisco sells for $1.1 million. in lincoln, it's about $158,000. >> you can grow your team a lot faster with a lot less capital. same with our office space. >> reporter: today, lincoln is becoming a mini palo alto and home to a hundred software start-ups and once abandoned buildings house coworker spaces and incubators. >> you just hear from people who come visit and check out the town, they go, lincoln is cool. like, this is really cool. and they are like, it is, right? >> reporter: there are challenges. companies have struggled to investors. 75% have investments last year went to three states -- california, new york, and massachusetts. but that is changing.
the distribution of great entrepreneurs with great ideas. >> reporter: steve case, a co-founder of aol, heads up firm. it plans to invest close to $1 billion in tech companies inside the coasts. >> some people call it the flyover country which is kind of pejorative. we think they are great businesses. >> reporter: huddle started with three employees. it now has 400. on silicon prairie, you have the microsoft in lincoln. >> it's been an amazing ride and we are incredibly lucky and with a great team around us and i is. >> reporter: huddle has employees working in 14 countries but its new world headquarters is going up right here where it all began. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, lincoln, nebraska. >> lincoln sounds cool. >> great american story. the urge to create and innovate. >> and then you do it. >> love it. >> go huddle. >> yes.
nearly 51 years after the bloody sunday march in selma, alabama, congress took steps to celebrate the heroes of the civil rights movement. the so-called foot soldiers were honored the highest honors yesterday. the foot soldiers accepted the award yesterday. their defiance helped lead to the voting rights act. >> so thank you from each and everyone who marched, who