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captioning funded by cbs low temperature it's thursday, april 20th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." "cbs morning news." bill bill o'reilly ousted after mounting sexual harassment claims. fox news cuts the cord with its once popular host. o'reilly's reaction and a look at what aired in his place. the stunning suicide of aaron hernandez. details on the final moments of former football star's life and why some experts say the convicted murderer died an innocent man. the secret service made a surprise late night security change at the white house and the impact it will have on
tourists. and a new orca calf makes a splash at seaworld. why the start of life marks the end of an era. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, the fox news channel is regrouping this morning after firing its biggest star. bill o'reilly was sacked following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. after he was fired, o'reilly continued to deny any wrongdoing, but the alleged cases were piling up and advertisers were jumping ship. o'reilly was the influential conservative and very popular face of fox. fox stock fell almost 1% following news of his dismissal. hena daniels is here in new york. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. fired after two decades at fox news, the host of the top rated show said he was proud of his time at the network as reports of sexual and racial harassment
mounted against the 67-year-old pundit. >> it's an end of an era here at the fox news channel. >> fox news channel dana perino praised bill o'reilly on wednesday hours after the network's decision to fire him. >> bill is the undisputed king. he's an unbelievable broadcaster and raised the bar for interviewers everywhere. >> guess where bill's going? i'll have a full report when i return. >> his ouster came as he vacationed in italy where he met with the pope yesterday at the vatican. more than 50 major sponsors have pulled out of his show in recent weeks amid new investigation into sexual and racial harassment claims against the 67-year-old and reports fox new and o'reilly paid five women a total of $13 million in the past to keep quiet about his alleged sexual harassment. while o'reilly maintains its innocence, the parent company of fox news channel released this statement yesterday saying after
a thorough and careful review of the allegations, the company and bill o'reilly have agreed that he will not be returning to the channel. wendy walsh, a former fox commentator, says she lost a chance for a job at the fox network after she rejected o'reilly's advances. >> fox is doing what fox should do. make a big public statement that women's rights are more important than the bottom line. >> in a statement o'reilly said he was proud of his time at fox and thanked his viewers for his success. and conservative host tucker carlson's show will take over "the o'reilly factor's" coveted time slot. anne-marie? >> hena daniels here in new york. thank you, hena. north korea state media has a message for the united states. don't mess with us. it warned of a super mighty preemptive strike as tensions on the korean peninsula continue to simmer. secretary of state rex tillerson says the u.s. is looking for new
ways to engage the north over its nuclear program. >> we're reviewing all of the status of north korea both in terms of state sponsorship of terrorism as well as all the other ways in which we can bring pressure to bear on the regime at pyongyang. meanwhile the trump administration is trying to clear up confusion after the president said last week that a u.s. aircraft carrier was headed to the korean peninsula as a warning. well, it turns out that the u"us carl vinson" was still on a training mission with australia but is now headed to the western pacific. >> the president said he had the armada going toward peninsula. that's a fact. it has happened or is happening rather. >> he said it was disclosed early because of transparency. top-secret documents handed over to wikileaks.
jeff pegues has details. >> reporter: the security breach involves the theft of cia documents and hacking tools used to penetrate smartphones, smart televisions, and computer systems. investigation say it's looking for an insider, either a cia employee or a contractor who had physical access to the material. the agency has not publicly said when the material was taken or how it was stolen. much of the material was classified and stored in a highly secure section of the intelligence agency. still sources say hundreds of people would have had access to the material and investigators are going through those names. the trove was published in march by the anti-secrecy organization wikileaks. >> wikileaks walks like a hostile intelligence service and talks like a hostile intelligence service. >> reporter: just last week in his first public comments against the cia, mike pompeii
rowe railed against wikileaks and its founder julian assange. >> it's time to call out wikileaks for what it really is, a nonstage intelligence service. >> reporter: wikileaks say it obtained the information from former contract workers who worked for the secret intelligence. to this day the cia has not commented on the authenticity of the disclosure or the status of the investigation. cia director pompeo has pledged fundamental change in how the cia strengthens and secures internal systems. officially both the agency and the fbi had no comment on the authenticity of the purported documents or the status of the investigation. jeff pegues, cbs news, washington. the secret service permanently closed a sidewalk near the white house. it's the sidewalk along the south fence which had already been closed overnight. the secret service says the move will tighten security. last month a man jumped the white house fence and spent 17
minutes on grounds while president trump was inside. in venezuela, more anti-government protests are planned today. at least two people were killed yesterday as opponents of president nicolas maduro battled police. three weeks ago the supreme court threatened to strip congress of its last remaining powers. there's been growing opposition to widespread food shortages, triple-digit inflation, and rampant crime. relatives of aaron hernandez say they are heartbroken. the former tight end killed himself in a prison cell. his body was discovered early yesterday morning. cbs news has learned he had smoked synthetic marijuana the night before and had a bible verse written on his forehead. kenneth craig has our report. >> reporter: prison guards found erin hernandez in his cell at 3:00 a.m.
prison officials in massachusetts say the former new england patriots star hanged himself with a bed sheet that he attached to his cell window. he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. >> not guilty. >> reporter: the 27-year-old's suicide comes just five days after he became emotional when he was acquitted of murdering two men in boston in 2012. >> mr. hernandez was wrongly accused of those crimes. >> reporter: but hernandez was still serving a life sentence without parole for the 2013 murder of odin lloyd who was dating his fiancee's sister. he was a tight end with a $40 million contract when he was fired from the team. prison officials say they're not aware of any suicide note. the family and legal team is shocked and surprised that hernandez never indicated anything like this was possible and his loved ones are determined to find the truth surrounding his untimely death. kenneth craig, cbs news, new york.
>> because of his death, hernandez's murder convex could be suspended. the massachusetts law says upon a person's death if they had not exhausted all appeals -- and hernandez has not -- the case reverts to the beginning as if the conviction never happened. well, coming up on the "morning news" now, campus conflict. conservative ann coulter said she won't be silenced. and blast-off, a rare two-person crew is set to rendezvous with the international space station in just a matter of hours. this is the "cbs morning news." just a matter of hours. this is the "cbs morning news." if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me, and you're talking to your rheumatologist about a medication... ...this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain...
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so-called dreamer who say claims he was wrongly deported backes to mexico in february. deportation cases have risen since the president took office. last year then candidate trump criticized curiel. "the new york times" reports on a potential landmark church and state case at the supreme court. several justices including newest member neil gorsuch suggests some states must provide aid to religious groups. they were sued over not seening funds for a playground. a lawsuit filed tuesday says bose accessed information from people who downloaded a smartphone app that remotely controls headphones and speakers. the suit claims headphones are essentially eavesdropping on customers. bose has not responded. and "sports illustrated" says tennis champ serena williams is expecting a baby. in a post on snapchat she later
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. the last orca bred in captivity at seaworld is born. the killer whale was born yesterday at the san antonio park. the mother was already pregnant when seaworld announced last year it had stopped breeding its orcas following years of animal rights protests and declining ticket sales. >> on the "cbs moneywatch" now exxon seek as russian oil deal and facebook wants to read your mind. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the fed's beige book survey of economic conditions showed growth continued from mid-march into early april with pay for
improving for some workers. investors were apparently looking for more. that news and dropping oil prices sent stocks low yesterday. the dow lost 118 points, the s&p finished 4 points lower. the nasdaq, though, gained 13. exxonmobil reportedly wanted to resume drilling oil in the black sea with the russian-owned company. that request is being reviewed by the trump administration. exxon's original drilling deal was blocked in 2014 when the u.s. imposed sanctions on russia. exxonmobil was formerly run by secretary of state rex tillerson who has close personal ties with russian president vladimir putin. well, the middle east's biggest airlines emirates says it's cutting flights to the u.s. emirates says tough er sanction has dropped demand. how about no hands typing.
facebook has worked on a project that would let you type with your brain. facebook says the theoretical brain computer interface is still many years away, but researchers at stanford have already created a system that allowed a paralyzed patient to type eight words a minute using over her thoughts. anne-marie. >> that is really cool as long as it doesn't type everything that's on my mind. >> yes. some things need to stay private, right? >> exactly. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, jill. still ahead, new lessons for children with autism. we'll show you a high-tech tool that's teaching kids at school. >> reporter: meet milo. he's a 2-foot-tall robot that's helping to change the lives of students with autism. i'm don champion in dallas with the story coming up. i'm don champion in dallas with the story coming up. like an "unjection™". xeljanz xr. a once daily pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz xr can reduce pain,
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children with autism often struggle with social skills. that's something that can affect their learning at school. don champion reports on high-tech help in a dallas classroom. >> it's great to meet you. >> reporter: meet milo the robot. he's got moves and skills. >> i can shake my head now. >> reporter: but he's not a toy. he's a new tool teaching children with autism how to learn social skills in the classroom. >> they learn these social skills and are then able to actually start interacting with other people. >> reporter: richard margolin and his company robokind spent three years developing milo.
he can help children count. he said milo's consistent speech patterns and behavior are key to children with autism. >> when you bring technology into it, it's something they can engage with. it's something that's less overwhelming to them. >> teaches you to calm down. >> reporter: keenan is a first grader in dallas. his teacher said milo had helped him in times like this when his answer is wrong. >> he's using his words. he's able to isolate what it is he's working or thinking. >> reporter: the creators hope to expand to 2,000 schools by the end of the year. lessons learned here with milo can be put to good use with their friends and family in real life. don champion, cbs news, dallas. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," actors christian bale
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our top story this morning. bill o'reilly calls his departuren from the fox news channel disheartening. o'reilly was fired yesterday after an internal investigation and after reports women were paid millions to keep quiet about harassment. o'reilly maintains his innocence. and a wounded veteran made a 300-mile drive to get medical attention after long delays at the v.a. in north carolina. president trump said veterans were repeated poorly and he wanted to change that. david martin has his story. >> reporter: when we first met
marine sergeant raymond mackey at walter reed seven years ago, he was learning to walk again after losing both legs to a land mine in afghanistan. >> i had just gotten my c-legs, my computer legs. >> reporter: but when we met up with him this week, he was in a wheelchair. >> when was the last time you walked on prosthetic legs? >> about six weeks ago. >> reporter: mackey has been trying to get now prosthetics but it takes so long his body changes and they no longer fit his stumps. >> everything just goes really slow down there and by the time it comes back, it doesn't fit. >> reporter: how many times did you get a socket that because of delays didn't fit? >> probably six or seven times. >> we get to the appointment and we're told it's two months out. >> reporter: mackey's wife vikki said that's not soon enough. >> i explained he canned wear them, they don't fit. she said this is our process. >> it has to be frustrating. >> frustrating. i'm over mad. >> reporter: mackey stayed fit
competing in wounded veterans games and was free to drive around on his harley. no less than the come mmandant the marine corps attended. even now watch what happens when he remembers greeting the rest of his unit when they came back from afghanistan seven years ago. >> pretty emotional. >> looks like it still is. >> you just miss being in the marine corps. >> the mackeys finally gave up on the v.a. and drove back to walter reed to get new sockets for his legs which will take less than a week. the v.a. told us there's no excuse why mackey or any other veteran should have to wait. >> reporter: david martin, the cbs news, the pentagon. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," former fitness guru richard simmons is speaking out on social media. kevin frazier has an update. plus, we'll take you to a
marijuana dispensary in denver for the 4/20 day or national weed day to show you how communities are handling the windfall from pot selling and the stigma that comes with it. and on "cbs this morning" chip reid shows you how breeders are breeding cheetahs. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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