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near by we enter tunnels where they hid and fought for years. the man in charge leads the way through ruins he now controls. you're still using air strikes in the suburb in order to fight? yes, he says, because they're dangerous for syria and the world so we're justified in using any weapons that are legal. but that means that when this joe ever stretched and under trained army does gain ground, it's victories look like nothing more than a few blocks of rubble, but the truth is that by now all sides this this war are completedly exhausted and as unlikely as it sounds the army has reached a miny truce with the rebels to allow food and supplies to reach
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today the director of the fbi said that his battle with apple is the toughest fight he's faced in government. a federal magistrate ordered apple to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists, but today apple told the court that order is dangerous. >> reporter: in its filing apple says the fbi is seeking a dangerous power and it would be forced to dead sit six to ten apple engineers to create new code that apple calls government operating system. apple says there would have to be a government forensic lab on company grounds that could be used to open other hundreds
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seized devices in law enforcement's possession. apple says if it creates the software to break into the iphone, hackers will view the code as a major prize. the company believes the case triggers first amendment protection and writing computer kwoed is equivalent to free speech. fbi director james comey reassured members of congress that they wanted access to the phone of the san bernardino terrorist. he said the fbi is standing on firm legal ground, but congress needs to set the limits on how far government investigators can go. >> i love encryption. it's a great thing. >> reporter: apple agrees that congress should have a bigger role in this debate, but the court case is moving forward. google and facebook are expected
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of apple. >> jeff, thank you. tornados in several states yesterday killed at least four people, including three in virginia where we find chip reed tonight. >> it's experience. you got experience to talk about it. >> reporter: this man was about to sit down right here to watch tv when the tornado slammed into his mobile home sheering off the roof and the wall. do you feel lucky to be alive? >> i'm not lucky, i'm blessed. >> >> reporter: but the tornado tore the home next door off the foundation. a 2-year-old boy and his father were killed. somehow the boy's mother survived with serious injuries. in near by nevada 178 buildings were destroyed.
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at least three tornados were reported in north carolina. in oxford parts of this farm were levelled. in pennsylvania a tornado ripped through the country. a downpour led to flash flooding around washington, d.c. and left a major road flooded. in the new york area a gust of wind sent this truck airborne. look at this, off queens new york, 12-foot waves capsized a boat as it was trying to rescue fisherman and back here in virginia you're looking at a photograph of tires before the tornado. knew you're looking at the building after the tornado. this was the garage door. that up there is the metal that was once the roof. it's a good example of what happens when a tornado meets a building made of sheet metal. >> i want to point out no one was injured in t
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incident today. thank you very much. the world's appetite for portable electronics has triggered a huge demand for rechargeable batteries, but many of these are bursting into flames in places you would least expect. >> reporter: when the fire first ignited employees at this kentucky gas station thought it was a bo am. it turned out to be an e cigarette that exploded in josh's pants. he suffered third degree burns. it's the latest incident involving batteries for e cigarettes. he had to be placed in a coma for three days after one blew up in his mouth. >> to be an alternative of smoking cigarettes. >> reporter: the same battery cells also power hover boards. since december there have been incidents of hover boards tc
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jay is a an engineer at a university. he says to make this product cheaper and more powerful has led some companies to cut corners. >> what we're seeing is a situation where many of these batteries are simply not made to the same standard as the batteries that are made say at sony or up son. >> reporter: he says that items are considered high power applicatio applications. their batteries are badly designed they can overheat. is it something that the user is doing incorrectly? >> no. in general with this kind of technology it's difficult for the user to be at fault. there's a well controlled charging circuit and a good package that the cell lives in. both of those things should be designed to protect the user. >> reporter: these incident are rare and users should use come pat
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airbus has an idea that could revolution the inflight experience. think flying station wagon. >> reporter: jet maker airbus wants to patent a seating concept to take three seats and turn it into a rapid bench. it could seat the three passengers and shift to two people who need additional space or even fit a fourth person like
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children. ben is the editor of usa today. >> if we've seen nothing else, they're very clever about coming up with ways to sell seats to passengers, especially when they can charge more for either seats that are better or for seats that are less awful. >> reporter: airbus previously sought pat ents for stacking passengers and this semy standing concept. it created a pattern where the middle seat faces the passengers in the aisle and window while adding up to 30 more passengers per plane. tennessee congressman worries extra seats could jeopardize safety making it hard to evacuate within 90 seconds. he's offered a bill to ask the faa to minimize seat standards. >> if people can't get out in an emergency condition they lose lives. it shouldn't be after
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accident. it's too late and people are dead. >> reporter: will an airline say they want these seats and will they be allowed to install them in a plane. what is killing players in the nba.
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heart problems account for 3/4 of sports related deaths in young athletes. now a new study may help save lives. >> reporter: two years ago he was one of the college's top basketball players and then a physical revealed a heart problem ending his career. >> i just didn't know what to do with it, but it was
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accepting that life and health is more important than a game. >> reporter: in the u.s. sports related sudden cardiac death is highest among basketball players. one question is what's a normal heart size for these athletes? to find out this doctor revealed the heart ultrasounds of more than 500 nba players. when you first saw them you thought these are abnormal. >> the first instinct is to say they're enlarged. we're not used to seeing hearts this big. the average nba player is 6'7''. >> reporter: it turned out the heart gets bigger with exercise, other the hearts of the nba players were about 10% thicker than normal, that was not felt to be dangerous. the research establishes a baseline for doctors going forward. how does this help us? >> this should help us distinguish those changes from dangerous heart conditions
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can lead to sudden cardiac death. >> reporter: in addition they found that the major artery leaving the heart is also bigger in these athletes and knowing that will help with future diagnosis. the doctor says this is a molds for evaluating athletes in other sports. soccer's biggest star came through today for his biggest fan. this 5-year-old from afghanistan was photographed wearing a shirt made from a plastic bag. it went online and he sent him an auto graphed shirt from the national team. the bag has been retired. up next, a math teacher's formula for success against the odds.
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we end tonight with a solution to a math problem that has stumped the best minds for centuries. how do you get school kids to succeed at caclus? >> reporter: from the outside lingon high school does not look like a place that inspires greatness, old with gates on the windows in aovernigh news for this friday. for some of you the news continues nds a for others check back with us later for the morning news and cbs this morning. from new york city, good night.
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welcome to the overnight news. the guns are supposed to fall silent tonight in syria where a cease fire is scheduled to take effect at midnight. the temporary truce brokered by the united states and russia is designed to allow food and medicine to reach cities and bring the syrian government back to the negotiating table in geneva. not all the hospital tillties will stop. syrian government forces remain on the offensive against them. elizabeth palmer is on the front lines outside damascus. >> reporter: this used to be a
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now it's a battlefield where the syrian army says it's got the enemy on the run. there's just been an air strike behind me. we're about five miles from the center of damascus and the syrian army is trying to clear this suburb of opposition fighters. there's certainly no cease fire here at the moment and there's not going to be any time soon. one of the syrian soldiers takes us to see the buildings half a mile away where he says the rebels are now hiding. overhead we can hear the helicopters scouting their target, then -- what are they hitting. they're terrorists, he says. those are barrel bombs? barrel bombs are basically filled with explosives rolled out of a chopper. they're cheap, but very inaccurate. are there any
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over there? no, no, he says, only fighters, but there are fighters families too cowering under the attacks. near by we enter tunnels tdug b fighters where they hid and fought for years. the general leads the way through ruins he now controls. you're still using air strikes in the suburb in order to fight? yes, he says, because they're dangerous for syria and the world so we're justified in using any weapons that are legal. but that means that when this overstretched and under trained army does gain ground, it's victories look like nothing more than a few blocks of rubble, but the truth is that by now all sides in this war are completely exhausted and unlikely as it sounds a couple of suburbs over the army has
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negotiated a mini truce to allow food and supplies to reach the civilians. closer to home another day of severe weather is in the forecast. the deadly storms spawned tornados as far north as pennsylvania and knocked out power to tens of thousands to t new england. tim reed is at one strike. >> it's the experience man. you got experience to talk about it. >> reporter: vincent was about to sit down right here to watch tv when the tornado slammed into his mobile home sheering off the roof and the wall. do you feel lucky to be alive? >> i'm not lucky. i'm blessed. >> reporter: but the tornado tore his neighbor's home from the foundation and sent it sailing across the highway. a 2-year-old boy, his father and another man died. they w
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somehow the boy's mother survived with serious injuries. a 78-year-old man died and buildings were damaged after a funnel cloud left a path of destruction. at least three tornados were reported in north carolina. in pennsylvania a tornado ripped through amish country hitting farms and this structure. there was flash flooding around washington, d.c. and left a major road flooded for the morning commute. in the new york area a gust of wind sent this truck airborne. take a look at this, off queens new york 12-foot waves capsized a boat and back here in virginia you're looking at a photograph of a plus tires before the tornado. now you'reoo
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tires after the tornado. this was the garage door. that was once the roof. it's a good example of what happens when a tornado meets a building. there are new concerns over the safety of e cigarettes and this time it has nothing to do with smoke. this man suffered burns when the battery from the e-cigarette exploded. >> reporter: this latest incident is raising concerns about the e-cigarette industry when it comes to the batteries. surveillance footage captured the moment josh's pants burst into flames at a kentucky gas station. he runs outside struggling to ditch his clothes before a man dousz him with a fire extissue wisher. he posted just had an ecig battery
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>> it's an alternative to smoking cigarettes, it's supposed to be a safer way of doing it. >> reporter: he was placed in a medically induced coma for three days after he says an e-cigarette blew up in his mouth in october. earlier this week an ohio fire department issued a warning on its facebook page after an e cigarette battery exploded inside the pocket of the victim's lab coat. people reported more than two dozens incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes between 2009 and 2014. >> it has the same fuel capability as gasoline. >> reporter: many are linked to the battery overcharging, manufacturing defects and punctures can cause it to overheat trigering an explosion. the batteries are the same type found in hover boards
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been criticized of catching fire. >> in terms of the product itself, you are comparing apples to apples between what happens to the hover board and the e-cigarette. >> reporter: advocates maintain that explosions are rare. in a statement the american vaping association says when charged and used under proper conditions batteries pose no more of a fire risk than other batteries. the food & drug administration does not regulate e-cigarettes. makers say you should avoid things we have in our pockets. the cbs overnight news will be right back.
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for years california silicon valley was the universe for technology, but now many companies are making the home in the midwest. >> 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's something happening here. >> reporter: what's happening is an explosion of start-up software companies in the heart land. in 2012 they launched a monthly prrvice providing samplers of
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first they had to leave san francisco. >> we could just be another start-up on the west coast or we could be part of this movement in the midwest. >> reporter: they now have 100,000 subscribers and did $5 million in sales last year helped by this community. >> it felt like people in here, investors or other connections would bend over backwards to help you. >> reporter: this is silicon prayry and it's making cities from across the midwest where david co-founded huddle in 2006. >> our pitch is get in here and make a difference from the start. >> look at this with me. >> reporter: it services sports teams. coaches post their game film to their site and their software analyzes it. what is that wo
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>> reporter: he compared it to like this. >> we have a core value and one of our core values is fire the. [ bleep] >> reporter: you realize that people from new york and san francisco will be watching this. >> that's fine. >> reporter: another competitive edge, everything is cheaper. the median home sales for $188,000. >> you can grow your team with less capitol. >> reporter: today it's becoming a mini community. once abandoned buildings house spaces. >> you hear from people that come and visit and check out the town, they go this is cool. >> reporter: there are challenges.
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companies have struggled to attract outside talent. 75% of investment last year went to three states, but that's changi changing. >> i don't think that reflects the distribution of great ideas. >> reporter: steve case, a co-founder of aol heads up a venture capital firm. it plans to invest $1 million on tech companies inside the coast. >> some people call it the fly over country. >> reporter: huddle started with three employees. it now has 400. you are the microsoft. >> it's been an amazing ride. >> reporter: huddle has employees working in 14 countries, but the new headquarters is going up right here where it all began. for cbs
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your smartphone is a portable computer in your pocket that means it can fall victim to hackers and they do it through those apps that you download. a security firm found that between 75% and 80% of the top three apps on android and iphones were breached. the number jumps to 97% on the top paid apps on those devices. >> reporter: whether it's apps that help add tiesers target you or help hackers rip you off, you'll want to do your homework before downloading apps. >> any way i had money that they could take, they got hold of it. >> reporter: susan was a victim after she used a debit card to download a slot machine app. >> it was something that you purchased once for $15. >> reporter: when she went to reload the game she found hundreds of purchases had been made. more than $5,000
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transactions. >> my heart sank. i sat there and looking at it and i physically -- i was sick because i didn't know what they were. >> some of the information these apps ask for are beyond what they should be asking for. >> reporter: that story is no surprise to cyber security expert. he says certain apps are designed to steal your personal information. what are the consequences for me as a consumer? >> you're going to lose your identity. you're going to wonder how someone got in your bank account and paid a bill. >> reporter: he says when you download an app you're giving the app permission to access other parts of your phone, like an alarm clock app that can track phone calls. >> do you think an alarm clock needs all that permission, your call information, call history, your device id? this to me is not a safe alarm clock. >> reporter:
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exploit apps to capture information as he showed us in a demonstration of what could happen when someone takes a photo of a check to send to their bank. what happens to the check now? >> the flashlight app spies on the camera. >> reporter: last year they discovered 11 malware apps that gathered information and sentenced it to a remote server. it included text messages. apple fought back by removing the apps and putting stricter security measures in place. >> they build a profile on you. >> reporter: some apps are collecting information simply for adds advertising purposes. in 2014 the federal trade commission settled a lawsuit alleging it transmitted
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without telling them. >> he says he's found another flashlight app that can do much more troubling things. >> approximate one turns on your micro phone in the background, listens in on you and sends an encrypted tunnel to a server we discovered. >> reporter: you're saying they're listening to people's conversations and sending that audio back to beijing? >> we've tracked it. >> reporter: is this on this map? >> on information drive in beijing. >> reporter: he gave a report on that app to the fbi. >> because to me it's spy ware. >> we have to look at our phone and say it's a personal computer and reduce the risk of being spied on. >> reporter: the creator of the brightest flashlight app settled with the ftc agreeing to change its policy and
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the mega hit uptown funk won at the grammys. the 70s group says it sounds like a lot like their 1979 tune funk you up. meanwhile the producer is stepping into the spotlight. >> reporter: that opening vocal is on unmistakable and so is bruno mars. ♪ >> reporter: he's the front man who gave uptown funk the groove to stay at number one at billboards hot 100 for a record 14 weeks. but what's sometimes forgotten is that the song belongs to the guy sitting on the front of that white limo. >> it's pretty dead on. everod
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talking about. >> reporter: the tall guy is music producer mark ronson. it was his album that contained the hit song that featured bruno mars. they recorded an agonizing 87 versions and then worried the word funk might be kind of lame. >> even to the last minute there were people like i don't know can you call it uptown funk. maybe you should call it just watch. >> reporter: my guess is if you went up to ten people on the street and say who's song is that, they would say bruno mars. does it bother you? >> no. ♪ >> reporter: he made a name for himself producing amy's 2006 album. back to black won five
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he recalls the casual conversation about her family that led to their biggest hit. >> >> we were walking around new york where my studio used to be and she said they came over to me house and i said what happened and they tried to make me go to rehab and i said no no no. >> reporter: he says he was unaware at the time how troubled she was. the oscar documented amy shows her tragic fall that ended in her death. >> i've seen it twice. >> reporter: what it was like to watch that. >> it's difficult to watch. i love watching the first hour. >> reporter: it was his friendship that led him to another young british woman writing her first album, adele. ♪
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>> she instantly seemed so grow up and mature, not just in her voice, but she knew what she want. >> reporter: he produced both songs for adele's latest smash 25 and 19, but it was working with music royalty that made ronson most neverus. >> it's incredible. it's utterly terrifying. it's everything rolled in one. you have to get over that i'm working with paul very quickly. ♪ >> reporter: these days he is settling into his new-found fame and the realizization that it may be hard to top his latest success. >> the thing is to remember is where uptown funk came from, the joy and inspiration of playing the
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johnson and johnson is fighting back against a $72 million verdict. the judgment was awarded to a woman who claimed the talc products caused her cancer. ana warner reports. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in march 2013. she died last october. she claimed the talcum powder is cars no photogenic the company has known about it for decades. generations of women have used johnson's and johnson's products to help them feel clean
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fresh. she used them for feminine hygiene for decades. her lawyer says those productss. >> johnson and 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 a slightly increased risk and some reporting no increase. but the doctor for the plaintiff conducted his own study yr in december that he says shows an increased risk sfl there have been more than 20 studies and the majority of these have found an elevated risk. >> reporter: during trial her lawyers introduced into evidence this 1977 letter in which johnson and johnson's own consultant said denying
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risks, denying the obvious in the face of all evidence to the contrary. >> they made a decision not to warn the customers that were using a very dangerous product. >> reporter: on monday a jury ordered johnson and johnson to pay fox's family $10 million in damages and another $62 million in punitive damages. >> the whole fight was not just for her, but so many other women. >> reporter: johnson and johnson said in a statement it sympathizes with her family, but says the verdict goes against decades of sound science proving the safety of talc in multiple products. it said the talcum powder it uses meets the highest standards for quality and purity. that's the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues and for others check back with us later for the
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morning. from the broadcast center in new york, good night. the gloves came off in houston. it was the final chance for marco rubio and ted cruz to land blows on front-runner donald trump before super tuesday. here is some of the oox. >> i think if you're going to claim that you're only have the only one that lifted this into the campaign that you acknowledge that you've been find for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. i've hired -- by the way i've hired tens of thousands of people. you've hired nobody.
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from your credit cards et cetera. you haven't hired one person. >> he hired workers from poland and he had to pay $1 million. >> that's wrong. >> people can look it up. i'm sure people are googling it right now. polish workers, you'll see $1 million for hiring illegal workers on his projects. he did it. that happened. >> i've hired tens of thousands of people over my lifetime. tens of thousands. >> many from other countries. >> be quiet. let me talk within i've hired tens of thousands of people. he brings up something from 30 years ago. it worked out very well. everybody was happy. by the way, the laws were totally different. that was a whole different world, but i've hired people. nobody up here has hired people. >> marco is right that a federal government found donald guilty of being
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and found a $1 million judgment against him. >> mr. trump. >> i can only say this and i've said it loud and clear for many years and many of these people are sitting in the audience right now because the audience is packed with them and they're packed with you, i've had an amazing relationship with politicians, both democrat, republican, because i was a businessman. as one magazine he's a world class businessman. i got along with everybody. you get along with nobody. you don't have one republican -- you don't have one republican senator and you work with them every day of your life, although you skipped a lot of time, these are minor details, but you don't have one republican senator backing you. you don't have the endorsement of one republican senator and you work with these people. you should be ashamed of yourself.
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is promising if he's elected he will cut deals in washington. he is right, he's given hundreds of -- the next democratic primary is saturday in south carolina and here is nancy cordes. >> we could turn this into ary vooif al. >> reporter: hillary clinton and her preacher came out today as she court reporter black crowds in south carolina. >> i think we need more singing, don't you? i sing because i'm happy. >> reporter: in michigan bernie sanders was focussed on minorities too meeting with residents in flint. >> this water is brown and they continue to ignore it. >> reporter: neither candidate can win in the delegate rich super tuesday states without minority support. in 2008 african-americans alone made up half of the democratic electorate in alabama and georgia and nearly a third in virginia and tennessee.
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32% of democratic voters in texas were hispanic. >> when you have people like trump saying that mexicans are rapists or criminals that is an outrage. >> reporter: a new national poll finding clinton leading sanders among hispanic voters by a margin of two to one. her husband's crime bill has been a sticking point for some. two black lives protesters interrupted a fundraiser last night. >> can i talk? >> reporter: the protesters were escorted out and clinton later said she was sorry for some of the terms she used in the 90s including the phrase super predators. she says it was a poor choice of words. both clinton and sanders want to reform the way drug crimes in particular are handled because they say tooy
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and latinos are ending up behind bars. this evening president obama claimed progress against the isis terrorist group in syria. he said that isis has lost 40% of its territory, cut the pay of its troops and is reduced to using civilians as human shields, but the wider war in syria is not going mr. obama's way. american backed rebels are on the run. the forces of the assad dictatorship are advancing for the first time in years because of russian air support and iranian troops. it is rare dpor a reporter to get into syria, but our elizabeth palmer covered the dictator's advance today. >> reporter: this used to be a neighborhood. now it's a battlefield where the syrian army says it's got the enemy on the run. there's juee
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behind me. we're about five miles from the center of damascus and the syrian army is trying to clear this suburb of opposition fighters. there is certainly no cease fire here at the moment and there's not going to be in he time soon. one of the syrian soldiers takes us to see the buildings half a mile away where he says the rebels are now hiding. overhead we can hear the helicopters scouting their target, then -- what are they hitting? they're terrorists, he says. those are barrel bombs? barrel bombs are basically con sters filled with explosives rolled out of a chopper. they're cheap, but horribly inaccurate. are there any civil yaps left over there? no, no, he says, only fighters, but there are fighters families
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cowering under the attacks. near by we enter tunnels soldiers say were dug by by fighters where they hid and fought for years. the general leads the way through ruins he now controls. you're still using air strikes in the suburb in order to fight? yes, he says, because they're dangerous for syria and the world so we're justified in using any weapons that are legal, but that means when this overstretched and under trained army does gain ground, it's victories look like nothing more than a few blocks of rubble. but the truth is that by now all sides in this war are completely exhausted and unlikely as it sounds just a couple of suburbs over the army has reached a mini truce with the rebels to allow food and supplies to reach
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thank you. today, the director of the f.b.i. said that his battle with apple is the toughest fight he's faced in government. a federal magistrate ordered apple to unlock the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorists, but today, apple told the court that order is dangerous. jeff pegues has more. >> reporter: in its filing, apple says the f.b.i. is seeking a dangerous power and that it would be forced to dedicate six to 10 apple engineers to create new code that apple calls the government operating system or government o.s. apple said there would even have to be a government's forensics lab on company grounds that could be used to open hundreds of other seized devices in law enforcement's possession.
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if it creates software to break into the iphone, criminals will view the code as a prize. >> this is the hardest question i have seen in government. >> reporter: f.b.i. director james comey reassured members of congress today that the bureau only wanted access to the iphone used by san bernardino terrorist syed farook. comey said the f.b.i. is standing on firm legal ground, but congress needs to set the limits on how far government investigators can go. >> i'm a huge fan of privacy. i love encryption. it's a great thing. but our need for public safety and our need for privacy are crashing into each other, and we've got to sort that out as a people. >> reporter: apple agrees that congress should have a bigger role in this debate, but, scott, the court case is moving forward. google and facebook are expected to file legal papers in support of apple.
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tonight. jeff, thank you. tornadoes in several states yesterday killed at least four people, including three in waverly, virginia, where we find chip reid tonight. >> man, it's an experience, man. you got to experience it to talk about it. >> reporter: vincent donald was about to sit down right here to watch tv when the tornado slammed into his mobile home, sheering off the roof and the wall. do you feel lucky to be alive? >> i'm not lucky. i'm blessed. >> reporter: but the tornado tore his neighbor's mobile home from its foundation and sent it sailing across a highway. a two-year-old boy, his father, and another man died. their bodies and other debris were found 300 yards away. somehow, the boy's mother survived with serious injuries. in nearby appomattox, virginia, a 78-year-old man died and 100 buildings were damaged after a funnel cloud left an eight-mile path of destruction. at least three tornadoes were
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in oxford, parts of this farm were leveled. in pennsylvania, a tornado ripped through amish country, hitting structures in narvon. a torrential downpour lead to flash flooding in and around washington, d.c. and left one major road flooded for the morning commute. in the new york area, a gust of wind sent this tru airborne. and, scott, take a look at this. off queens, new york, 12-foot waves capsized a coast guard boat as it was trying to rescue fishermen on another vessel that had run aground. and back here in waverly, virginia, you're looking at a photograph of a-plus tires before the tornado. now you're looking at a-plus tires after the tornado. this was the garage door. that up there is the metal that was once the roof. scott, it's a good example of what happens when a tornado meets a building made of sheet metal. >> pelley: and we want to point out, no one was injured in the coast guard incident today. chip, thanks very much.
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the world's appetite for portable electronics has triggered huge demand for rechargeable batteries, but many of these batteries are now bursting into flames in places you would least expect. vinita nair is looking into this. >> reporter: when the fire first ignited, employees at this kentucky gas station thought it was a bomb. it turned out to be an e- cigarette that exploded in josh hamilton's pants. he suffered third degree burns. it's just the latest incident involving defective lithium ion batteries that power e- cigarettes. 22-year-old evan spahlinger had to be placed in a medically induced coma for three days after one of them blew up in his mouth. >> it's an alternative to smoking cigarettes. it's supposed to be a safer and a healthier way of doing it. >> reporter: the same battery cells that power e-cigarettes, also power hoverboards. since december there have been 52 reported incidents involving hoverboards catching on fire. jay whitacre is a professor at
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he said the demand to make these products cheaper and more powerful has led some companies to cut corners. >> what we're seeing right now is a situation where maybe some of these batteries are simply not made to the same standard as the battery that are made say, at sony or panasonic, which have much more stringent quality control. >> reporter: whitacre says that lithium-ion-powered items like e-cigarettes and hoverboards are considered high-power applications. if their batteries are badly designed when they are charged they can overheat. is it something that the user is doing incorrectly? >> no. in general, with this kind of technology, it's very difficult for the user to be at fault. there is a well-controlled charging circuit, and there should be a good package that the cell lives in. both of those things should be designed to protect the user. >> reporter: industry advocates say these incidents are still rare and that users should always use compatible batteries and chargers. they say to avoid battery contact with metal objects,
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>> pelley: airbus has an idea that could revolutionize the in- flight experience. think flying station wagon. here's kris van cleave. >> reporter: jet maker airbus wants to patent a seating concept taking a row of three airline seats and turning it into a rapidly and easily reconfigurable bench. it could seat the traditional three passengers, shift to two people who need additional space, including overweight passengers, or even fit a fourth person, like two parents and two small children. >> the airlines will consider
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>> reporter: ben mutzabaugh is the editor of "usa today's" "today in the sky" blog. >> if we've seen nothing else in the airline industry, they're very clever about coming up with ways to sell seats to passengers, especially when they can charge more for either seats that are better or for seats that are less awful. >> reporter: airbus previously sought patents for a design stacking passengers and this semi-standing concept. seat maker zodiac created a hexagon pattern where the middle seat faces the passengers in the aisle and window while adding up to 30 more passengers per plane. tennessee congressman stephen cohen worries extra seats could jeopardize safety making it hard to evacuate within the required 90 seconds as seen in this video. he's authored a bill requiring the f.a.a. to set minimum seat- size standards. >> if people can't get out of an airplane in emergency conditions they lose their lives. it shouldn't be after there's an accident. after there's an accident, it's too late and people are dead.
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>> reporter: the big question now, scott, will an airline say they want these seats and will safety regulators ever allow them to be installed in a plane? >> pelley: kris van cleave, thank you, kris. what's killing players in the n.b.a.? what a new study has found next.
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>> pelley: heart problems account for three-quarters of sports-related deaths in young athletes. now, a new study may help save lives, and here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: two years ago, isaiah austin was one of the nation's top college basketball players. then, a physical before the n.b.a. draft revealed a heart problem, ending his career. >> i just didn't know what to do with it, but it was just-- you know, just accepting it, accepting that life and health
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>> reporter: in the u.s., sports-related sudden cardiac death is highest among basketball players. one big question is what's a normal heart size for these athletes? to find out, dr. david engel and colleagues reviewed the heart ultrasounds of more than 500 n.b.a. players. when you first saw them, you thought these are big hearts. these are abnormal? >> the first instinct is to say these hearts are enlarged. we're not used to seeing hearts for people that are this big. the average n.b.a. player is 6'7" and the average weight is 222 pounds. >> reporter: it turns out, like any other muscle, the heart gets bigger with exercise, although the hearts of the n.b.a. players were about 10% thicker than normal, that was not felt to be dangerous. the research establishes a baseline for doctors going forward. and how does this help us? >> this should help us distinguish those changes from dangerous heart conditions that can lead to sudden cardiac death.
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found that the aorta, the major artery leaving the heart, is also bigger in these athletes and knowing that will help with future diagnosis. scott, dr. engel says this is now a model for evaluating athletes in other sports. >> pelley: jon lapook, thank you very much, jon. well, soccer's biggest star came through with heart today for his biggest fan. murtaza ahmadi, a five-year-old from afghanistan was photographed wearing a lionel messi shirt made from a plastic bag. it went viral so messi sent him an autographed shirt from argentina's national team. the bag has been retired. up next, a math teacher's formula for success against the odds.
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>> pelley: we end tonight with a solution to a math problem that has stumped the best minds for centuries. how do you get school kids to succeed at calculus? here's mireya villarreal. >> reporter: from the outside, lincoln high school does not look like a place that inspires greatness. old, with gates on the windows, in a tough east l.a. neighborhood. >> today is all about making your life easier. >> reporter: but look beyond all of that, and you'll find this man, anthony yom. >> this is almost similar to this guy right here, right? >> reporter: the son of korean immigrants, yom teaches what is considered the hardest class in school, advanced placement calculus. >> one of my strategies, really
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environment where kids are not shamed of asking questions. do you get it? >> reporter: his approach to teaching goes beyond calculating the slope of a curve. yom makes his class meet after school, on weekends, and even holidays. the hard work has paid off. >> it's not always fun, but i do know for sure, once they get the score and if i ask them, "hey, was it worth it?" every single one of them say it was so worth it. >> reporter: for three years in a row, every student that has walked into his class has passed the a.p. calculus test. and this year, one student, cedrick argueta, got every question right. >> his style of teaching commands respect and his personality is very likable. he gets to know his students on a personal level. >> reporter: what is the secret here? >> they know that i sincerely care about them, and it's prep for them. >> reporter: with love? >> yeah, with love. >> reporter: cedrick argueta and yom were both ordered by the l.a. school board and president obama invited cedrick to the white house science fair.
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scientist, while yom's focus is on his next batch of calculus students. >> this is not rocket science. >> reporter: mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. >> pelley: and that's the cbs evening news for tonight.
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the guns are supposed to fall silent tonight in syria where a cease fire is scheduled to take effect at midnight. the temporary truce broked by the united states and russia is designed to allow food and medicine to reach cities and bring the syrian government and its opponents back to the negotiating table. not all the hospital tillties will stop. the islamic state. elizabeth palmer is on the front lines outside damascus. >> reporter: this used to be a
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now it's a battlefield where the syrian army says it's got the n enemy on the run. there's been an air strike behind me. we're about five miles from the center of damascus and the syrian army is trying to clear this area of opposition fighter fighters. there's no cease fire for the moment. he takes us to see buildings half a mile away. overhead we can p hear the helicopters scouting their target, then -- what are they hitting? they're terrorists, he says. those are barrel bombs? yeah. barrel bombs are basically cannisters filled with explosives rolled out of a chopper. they're cheap, b
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inaccurate. are there civilians left over there? no, there are only fighters, but there are fighters families cowering under attacks. near by we enter tunnels dug by soldiers where they hid and fought for years. the general in charge leads the way through ruins he now controls. you're still using air strikes in the suburb in order to fight? yes, he says, because they're dangerous for syria and the world so we're just justified in using any weapons that are legal, but that means when this overstretched army does gain ground its victories look like nothing more than a few blocks of rubble, but the truth is that by now all sides in this war are completely exhausted and unlikely as it sounds a couple of suburbs over the army
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actually negotiated a mini truce with the rebels to allow food and supplies to reach civilians. cbs news. closer to home, another day of severe weather is in the forecast for much of the eastern u.s. the deadly storms spawned tornados as far north to pennsylvania and knocked out power. chip reed is at one tornado site. >> reporter: vincent donald was about to sit down right here to watch tv when the tornado slammed into his mobile home sheering off the roof and wall. do you feel lucky to be alive. >> yes. >> reporter: but the tornado tore his neighbor's home from the foundation. a 2-year-old boy and
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died. somehow the boy's mother survived with serious injuries. in near by va 78-year-old man died after a funnel cloud left an eight mile path of destruction. at least three tornados were record in north carolina. in pennsylvania a tornado ripped through amish country hitting farms and this structure. a down pour led to flash flooding around washington, d.c. and left a major road flooded for the morning commute. in the new york area a gust of wind sent this truck airborne. take a look at this. off queens new york 12 foot waves capsized a coast guard boat. back here in virginia yoo u're looking at a photograph of a-plus
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tornado. this was the garage door and that was once the roof. it's a good example much what happens when a tornado meets a building. there are new concerns over the safety of e-cigarettes. a man from kentucky suffered second degree burns when the battery exploded in his pocket. >> reporter: this latest incident caught on tape is raising new concerns about the multi billionaire dollar e-cigarette injury and the batteries. surveillance footage captured the moment josh's pants burst into flames at a kentucky gas station. he runs outside struggling to ditch his clothes before a man douzs him. haumton posted on facebook just had an e-cig blow up inside my pocket. it's the latest incident linked to
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the country. >> it's supposed to be a safer and healthier way of smoking cigarettes. he was placed in a coma after he says an e-cigarette blew up in his mouth. earlier this week an ohio fire department issued a warning on its facebook charge of a an e-cigarette battery exploded inside the pocket of a victim's lab coat. people reported more than two dozen incidents of explosions and fires caused by e-cigarettes between 2009 and 2014. >> it has the same fuel capability of gasoline. >> reporter: it is linked to the battery. over charging, manufacturing defects and punctures can cause it to overheat. the batteries are the same type found in many
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have caught fire. >> in terms. product itself you are comparing apples to apples between what happens in the two. >> reporter: but advocates maintain that explosions from e-seg ritz are rare. they say when charged and used under proper conditions, batteries pose no more of a fire risk than similar batteries that are used in cell phones and lap tops. you should use come padable batteries and chargers and avoid contact with things we have in our pocket. we'll be right back
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. for years california sill con's valley was the heart of the technological universe, but he's in part of what is known at silico prayry. >> reporter: across the great plains the new cash crop is high tech. >> it's time we bang the drum and let people know there's something happening over here. >> what's happening is an explosion of start up software companies. in 2012 they decided to launch a monthly service providing samplers of premium health products, f
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leave san francisco. >> we could just be another start-up on the west coast in the valley, or we can be part of this movement in the midwest. >> reporter: it has 100,000 subscribers and did $5 million in sales helped by this community. >> it felt like people in nebraska would bend over backwards to help you. >> reporter: this is silicon prairie and it's remaking cities across the midwest where david co-founded huddle in 2006. >> our pitch is get in here and make a difference. >> reporter: he services sports teams. coaches post their game film to the site and the softd aware analyzes it. what is it about linkon that works? >> it's
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>> reporter: paul compared it like this. >> we have a core value and one of our core values is fire the. [ bleep] >> reporter: you realize that people from new york and san francisco will be watching this? >> that's fine. you know where to find me. >> reporter: another competitive edge, everything is cheaper. the median home here sells for $158,000. >> you can grow your team faster with less capitol, same with our office space. >> reporter: today this area is becoming a mini palto alto. >> just hear from people that come visit and check out the town like they go this is cool. this is really cool. it is, right? >> reporter: there are challenges. companies h
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investors. 75% of investment last year went to three states, but that's changing. >> i don't think that reflects the distribution of great people with great ideas. >> reporter: steve case heads up revolution, a venture capital firm. it plans to invest close to $1 billion in tech companies inside the coasts. >> some people call it the fly-over country. we think they are great people building great businesses. >> reporter: hulds started with three employees. it now has 400. you are the microsoft. >> it's been an amazing ride. i think that's what the most fun part of it is. >> reporter: huddle has employees working in 14 countries, but it's new headquarters is going up right here where it all began. for cbs this morning,
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your smartphone is essentially a portable computer in your pockets, that means it can fall victim to hackers and they do it through apps that you download. a security firm found 80% of the top three apps on android and iphones were breached. the number jumps to 97% among the top paid apps on those devices. >> reporter: whether it's apps that helps advertisers target you or helps hackers rip you off, you'll want to do your homework before downloading apps. >> any way i had money they got it. >> reporter: california susan harvey downloaded an app. >> it was something you purchased once for like $15. >> reporter: when she went to reload the game she found hundreds of purchases had been
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i just sat there looking at it and i physically -- i was sick because i didn't know what they were. >> some of the information these apps ask for are way beyond what they should be asking for. >> reporter: that story is no surprise to cyber security expert whose company tracks malware. >> reporter: what are the consequences for me as a consumer? >> you're going to wonder why there was a transaction, wonder how someone got in your bank account and paid a bill. >> reporter: when you download an app, you're giving the app permission to access other parts of your phone like an alarm clock app that can track phone calls. >> do you think an alarm clock needs all that permission, your call information, calls you've made, your device id. this is not a
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>> reporter: and the weather and flashlight apps as he showed us in a demonstration of what could happen when someone takes a photo of a check to sends to the bank. >> reporter: what happens to the check now. >> it grabs a copy of the it. >> reporter: last year the group discovered 11 malware apps on iphones that sent information to a remote server. the information included text messages, skype calls and photos. apple fought back by removing the apps and putting stricter security measure in place. >> they get at your lists to build a profile on you. >> reporter: some apps are collecting information for advertising purposes. in 2014 a lawsuit was settled with a company over the flashlight app alleging it transmitted information to third
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consumers with. but he says he's found a flashlight app that can do more troubling things. >> this turns on your micro phone in the background and sends an encrypted tunnel to a server we discovered in beijing. >> reporter: you're saying they're listening to conversations and sending that audio back to beijing? >> yeah, we've tracked it. >> reporter: where is it? >> on information drive in beiji beiji beijing. >> reporter: he gave a report to the fbi. his recommendation. >> we really have to look at our phone and say this is really a personal computer that fits in our pocket, let's shut down all the apps we don't use, let's delete apps that don't make sense and reduce the rick of being spied on. >> reporter: the creator of the brightest flashlight app seltsed with the ftc.
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song of the year, but it could become the center of a lawsuit. a 70s group called the sequence says uptown funk sounds like their 1979 town funk you up. meanwhile the producer is step pg into the spotlight. >> reporter: that opening vocal is unmistakable and so is bruno mars. ♪ he's the front man who gave up uptown funk the groove to stay at number one at billboards top 100 for a record 14 weeks. ♪ but what's sometime forgotten is that the song actually belongs to the guy sitting on the front of that white limo. >> it's pretty dead on. everyone knows who they're talking about.
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the tall guy. >> reporter: the tall guy is music producer mark ronson. it was his album uptown special that contained the hit song that featured bruno mars. they recorded an agonizing 87 versions and then worried the word funk might be kind of lame. >> even to the last minute there were people were like can you call it uptown funk. >> my guess is if you went up to ten people on the street and said whose song is uptown fupg they would say bruno mars. does it bother you. >> no. ♪ >> reporter: he made a name for himself producing the critically acclaimed 2006 album. back to black won five
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he recalls the casual conversation about her family that led to their biggest hit. >> we were walking around soho in new york and she says yeah they came over to my house and i was like what happened and she was like they tried to make me go to rehab, but i was like no ♪ >> reporter: he says he was unaware at the time of how troubled she really was. the oscar nominated documentary amy follows her death at age 27. >> i've seen it twice. >> reporter: what was it like to watch that? >> it's difficult to watch. i love the first hour because it's like spending time with an old friend again. >> reporter: it was his friendship with her that led him to another young british woman writing her first album, adele ♪
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>> she instantly seemed so grown up and mature, not just in her voice, but she knew what she wanted. >> reporter: he produced songs for 19 and adele's latest smash 25. but it was working with music royalty paul mccartny that made him most nervous. >> it was incredible. it's everything rolled in one. you have to get over that i'm working with paul really quickly because you have to be on your toes. >> reporter: these days he is settling into his new found fame and the realizization that it may be hard to top his latest success. >> the thing to remember is like where uptown funk came from, that moment of joy of playing the music you love and then
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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, february 26th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." targeted at random. a gunman opens fire at his workplace killing at least three people before he is brought down by a hero cop. >> do you know where donald is now? >> no, no, no. >> reporter: donald trump fender off closest attacks from fell competitors before super tuesday. addi ining insult to injury. passengers cheer as a father and boy, when they are removed from a flight. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news

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