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>> have a great day, everyone. good morning to our viewers in the west on this president's day holiday. it is monday, february 19th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning." surviving students from the school shooting become activists, upushing congress fo new gun laws. a top donor threatening to cut off funding from politicians that oppose an assault weapons ban. >> how a series of missed opportunities might have stopped the school shooting suspect from getting a gun. >> president trump says the fbi was too focused on the russia investigation to notice any red flags. >> lebron james says he has a duty to speak out on politics, after a fox news host says he should shut up and dribble.
the all-star mvp refused to back down after a dominating performance last night on the court. >> plus, a woman suspended from her job after an online video shows her complaining about a crying baby on a plane. we'll look at the powers of viral videos that call out misbehavior. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> your job is to protect us and our blood is on your hands. >> please stop allowing us to be gunned down. >> you're sickened. >> florida school survivors go after gun control. >> they're calling for a rally on washington next month. >> funerals being held for many students and coaches and teachers who died in the school shooting. >> president trump is facing backlash for using the massacre to criticize the fbi. >> the president said they're spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. >> i think it's an absurd statement. absurd. >> getting kicked off a delta flight may actually cost a woman
her job. >> the woman threatened the flight attendant and now reportedly placed on leave. >> you may not have a job tomorrow. >> anything but paradise on a carnival cruise when a family brawl.urned into an all-out >> russian officials have concerns that one of the athletes at the winter olympics is suspected of failing a doping test. >> the new movie black panther breaks the record for an opening weekend in the month of february. >> all that -- >> austin dillon wins the 60th running of the great american race. >> and all that matters. ♪ >> fergie bringing some passion to the national anthem and social media drills her. >> ♪ through the night >> john daly, pga champions tour. >> a chance. how about that. a hole in one for john daly.
>> this morning's eye opener is presented by toyota, let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning" on this president's day. survivors of the deadly school shooting in florida say they're turning their anger to action. as investigators reveal they failed to act on warning signs. >> thousands of people gathered in ft. lauderdale over the weekend, demanding tighter gun control laws. other groups are planning a series of protests across the country during the next several weeks. after that weekend rally, 100 students plan to visit florida's legislature tomorrow to call for a ban on assault weapons. adriana diaz spoke to four survivors of the shooting at marjor marjory stoneman douglas high school. >> reporter: the students told us they're fighting for change
for the 17 victims memorialized here. that's why they're getting on buses tomorrow to go to the state capital with petitions in hand. most of them have never known a world without school shootings. but they want theirs to be the last. >> they say that tougher gun laws do not reduce gun violence. we call bs. >> reporter: never again. that's the rallying cry from student survivors fueled by the loss of their peers. >> if all our government and president can do is send thoughts and prayers to the victims, be the change we need to see. >> reporter: emma gonzalez is one of the teens calling on politicians to pass stricter gun laws, along with delaneytarr and david kasky. what do you think is the one thing about your generation that can spark change here? >> the fact we're getting shot. i hate it took hitting me right at home for me to get involved with this but i have to forgive myself for that and keep moving.
>> as much as i would love to be worrying about prom dresses and college acceptance letters, in my mind, i can't think about anything now except change. all i can think about is the 17 faces. >> reporter: they're taking their movement nationwide with a march on washington next month. how does a march bring change? >> think of all the things that happened since the first woman's march. we've had the me too movement. along with those women, it's our turn and it's the grieving students turned to put an end to this and be heard. >> we're going to make ourselves so loud, so brazen that they won't be able to ignore us in the white house. this is all about gaining a platform so we can discuss with them creating commonsense gun laws and stricter gun legislation. >> we want assault rifles off the market. >> automatic, semiautomatic has no place in civilian society. >> reporter: is it a slippery slope? do we start with ar-15s and more gun rights are taken away from people? >> we have a right to live. at this point. what does it mean to have
rights, to have guns? >> what we're on right now is a slippery slope that we're getting to the bottom of. this needs to be where we stop and we start to stand up. >> reporter: and they expect millions to stand with them when they march. we ask how they could effect real change if many of them aren't old enough to go to the polls. they said, we can't vote, but we can be heard. and they've got their eyes on the midterm election. norah. >> they are being heard, thank you so much. the family that lived with nikolas cruz tells a florida news paper they had no idea the gunman was capable of such a crime. other agencies apparently missed a number of warning signs. the florida department of children and families investigated cruz in 2016. and police records show deputies went to his home more than three dozen times. manuel bojorquez is outside stoneman high in parkland. manuel, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you can see, this memorial outside the high school continues to grow and documents
obtained by cbs news paint a picture of a troubled young man and a mother who tried to prevent him from spiraling out of control. they also show law enforcement and social services had opportunities to intervene. in september 2016, nikolas cruz and his mother linda received a visit from florida's department of children and families, after allegation of medical neglect. the investigator learned cruz suffered from depression, adhd and autism, cut his arms in a snapchat post and once plastered a racist message on his backpack. cruz even says he plans to go out and buy a gun. dcf closed the investigation after finding no evidence cruz was being mistreated. the dcs secretary said mental health services and supports were in place when this investigation closed. >> they tried to make him part of the family. they wanted him to feel that way. >> reporter: attorney jim lewis represents the family that took cruz in after his mother's death in november.
>> they have no clue something like this was ever going to happen. they never would have taken him in and allowed him in their house. >> reporter: broward county sheriff department records show linda cruz summoned deputies to her home 39 times since 2011. in 2013, she told police nikolas was throwing objects across the room. the next year, she claimed he punched a hole in the wall. sheriff scott israel told a local tv station his deputies didn't have many options. >> this isn't science fiction. we're not allowed to arrest on what a person thinks about on crimes. >> he said, i'm going to kill you, i'm going to hurt your family. >> reporter: junior dana craig says she told school security about threats cruz made against her after she advised cruz's then girlfriend to leave him. >> these things were being reported. when people were being targeted. they could have done more. >> reporter: the fbi has also apologized for mishandling a tip it received in january from someone who was concerned about cruz, his ownership of guns and the potential of committing a
school shooting. that tip never made it to fbi agents in the field. on average, the fbi tip line received about 2,100 tips a day. >> the more you hear, the more disturbing it is. thank you, manuel. >> one of the missed warning signs is important. because of that self-mutilation, harm to ones self, he could have been involuntarily committed. had he been involuntarily committed, he would not have been able to purchase a gun. >> you say see something, say something. many people did and nothing happened. very tragic story. there will be funerals today for two more shooting victims, 14-year-old alaina petty and 15-year-old luke hoyer. services will be held for five more victims later this week. 14 students and 3 adults were killed in wednesday's shooting. the community honored 14-year-old alex schacter, 14-year-old amy guttenberg
yesterday. beigel's students say he tried to shield them from the gunman. >> the best teacher ever. automatically made you smile no matter what he said, you know. he always had a comeback to everything. >> he was a great man. he was a hero to a lot of people. >> four other people are still in the hospitals today. the broward county sheriff visited 15-year-old anthony borges who was shot five times. a go fund me page for his family says that anthony used his body to protect 20 of his classmates. president trump is turning his focus to school safety. he visited victims at a florida hospital friday. this wednesday, the president will hold a listening session with high school students and teachers. and on thursday, he will meet with state and local leaders on school safety. mr. trump lashed out at the fbi during the weekend tweet storm. he wrote, very sad the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school
shooter. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion. errol barnett is traveling with the president and joins us from west palm beach. errol, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on twitter, president trump appeared to be attacking everyone but russia, which the special counsel is accusing of waging information warfare against the u.s. this morning for the first time, the white house says the president is opened to improving the background check system, but it's mr. trump's tweets about the fbi and the school shooting here in florida attracting the most attention. >> the reality of it is there are two separate issues. the president should be staying out of law enforcement business. >> reporter: republicans responded to president trump's criticism of the fbi after he seemed to link the parkland shooting with the russia probe. in a flurry of tweets, the president criticized democrats for using russia as an election excuse. he called claims of campaign collusion a hoax. and said that the russia investigations were creating chaos in the u.s.
>> russia's clearly tried to advance their agenda into the united states. >> reporter: the president's outburst followed special counsel robert mueller's indictment friday against 13 russians for using social media to disrupt the u.s. election. >> as you can see with the fbi indictment, the evidence is now really incontrovertible. >> reporter: the president's national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster, applauded mueller's efforts. but president trump shot back at his aide online, saying, quote, general mcmaster forgot to say that the results of the 2016 election were not impacted or changed by the russians. now, we should note, mueller's charges made no judgment on whether russian interference swung the election, but it did say russia's efforts were designed to bolster mr. trump's candidacy. >> thank you very much, errol. this morning, the kremlin says there's no significant evidence that russia meddled in the election. the comments come as we learn more about russia's so-called troll factory that generated
fake social media posts. the special counsel says they were intended to undermine hillary clinton while supporting her opponents including donald trump. elizabeth palmer is outside the building in st. petersburg thought to be the center of the russian influence operation. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this rather ordinary-looking office building behind me was the headquarters of the troll factory, the by now infamous internet research agency named in the indictment. which also says it was controlled by a kremlin insider and oligarch called evgeny prigozhin. that's him with president bush during a state visit here in st. petersburg in 2002. several young activists filmed video inside the internet research agency. we spoke to one of them,
lyudmila savchuk. she says she was shocked by the scale of the operation. as for the operation that targeted the u.s., she says not only the 13 people named in the indictment should be prosecuted, but so should hundreds of others who were involved. the indictment says that in the run-up to the u.s. election, the internet research agency was working around the clock employing hundreds of people and spending more than $1 million a month. norah. >> all right, elizabeth palmer in st. petersburg, thank you. the cdc says there may be sign flu activity is leveling off but the threat is far from over. most severe flu season in nearly a decade has taken a heavy toll. it's killed 84 children. about three quarters of them were not vaccinated. our dr. tara narula shows us how the virus can quickly turn deadly. good morning. tell us why the flu can become so dangerous. >> a lot of people wonder how can it be deadly? one of the mechanisms is ma
kno pneumonia. either by the flu virus itself or the bacteria that get into the small air sacks, cause inflammation, fluid. you can no longer exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide there. you have low levels of oxygen in the blood. >> what about sepsis? >> sepsis is when you have an infection somewhat in the body. that infection can get in the bloodstream and spread throughout your body. your blood pressure drops. you don't profuse your body with blood. you don't get it to critical organs. that can cause tissue damage, organ failure and death very quickly. >> i know you say sometimes with the flu, it's almost like the virus or your body can have a reaction against your own body. >> one of the thinking is for young people healthy who suddenly died from the flu. your body releases chemical messengers as part of the defense system. the problem is for some people, we don't know why, their reaction is too much. it's an overwhelming immune
reaction. it causes damage to healthy tissue. now you have almost like collateral damage in a war. and those healthy tissues in the lungs can fill with flow wuid. >> if i'm sick, how do i know when i should take action? >> shortness of breath, rapid breathing, rapid heart beat, lethargy, confusion, you're getting better and suddenly you get worse. get to the hospital quickly. >> is it getting any better? is it leveling off, as they say? >> we think it may be. but we still know there's time to get the vaccine. if you haven't gotten it. even though the effectiveness is about 36% overall against -- in this flu season, in children, six months to eight years, for age 3 and 2, it was about 59% affected. so please get the vaccine. >> it's worth it, yes, thank you, dr. taraure narula. the u.s. is struggling to keep up in the medal race at the winter olympics. they're one medal behind the
olympic athletes from russia. norway leads with 28. it's a far cry from the last four winter olympics when the u.s. finished in the top two. ben tracy is in pyeongchang, south korea, with how team usa is hoping to turn things around. ben, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they're certainly hoping to turn things around, add some more hardware to that medal count in the second and final week of these olympic games. and those medals could come courtesy of our athletes on skates. the dance party has gun. ice dancing kicked off with three u.s. pairs, including brother and sister due you mike ya maya and alex. they showed off their top notch twizzle skills. >> incredible opening twizzle. >> reporter: and are one of the top teams heading into the
finals. the u.s. women's hockey team absolutely crushed finland 5-0 and now moves on to the gold medal game later this week. >> she is down to her last jump. >> reporter: and we got our first look at a new olympic sport, snow board big air. three u.s. boarders, including gold medalist jamie anderson, advanced to the finals. but the olympic are now over for this russian curler. he won a bronze medal but has tested positive for a banned substance. it's a big setback for russia's hopes to rebound from its doping scandal, which led to most of its athletes being banned from these games. as you might imagine, doping is not something that is normally associated with the curling world. the head of russia's curling federation says that it is possible his athlete's food or drink had been spiked with a banned substance. gayle. >> all right, ben tracy, thanks.
john just said that at the table, why do you -- >> curling? >> you need strength for curling? i don't know. thank you, ben tracy, in pyeongchang, great minds thinking alike. push that thing down the ice. lebron james says he will not just shut up and dribble. ahead, how the nba star is standing up to criticism from a prominent conservative talk show host and placing himself in the tradition of jackie good morning. don't let the sunshine fool you, it is a cold day today and windy as well. we have the cold arctic air that has arrived and it is sending the temperatures below average. our afternoon highs today will be in the low to mid-50s. and then tonight, things will get chilly. a freeze warning from midnight until 9 a.m. temperatures in the mid-20s to low 30s. protect your plants, pets and people. temperatures stay cool all week.
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squaring off with a "fox news" host who told him not to speak out about politics. last week, laura ingram criticized him for making comments about donald trump. she told him to quote shut up and double. we have a reporter here with how the champion is responding. >> reporter: lebron james never shies away. he campaigned with hillary clinton and last year called president trump a bum. so, when laura ingram told him to shut up and dribble. he declined. >> the number one job in america, the point of person is someone who doesn't understand the people. weal don't fgive a -- about people. >> he offered an unfiltered opinion of president donald trump. >> must they run their mouth like that? >> laura ingram called the
comment barely intelligible and ungrammatic cal. >> this is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the nba. or as someone else said shut up and dibble. >> that means too much to the youth and so many kids that feel like they don't have a way out. >> critics called ingram's comments racially charged. stars spoke out like stefan cur r cur ray. >> black @leases in a box. >> last night's nba all star game, the three-time nba champion addressed the issue. >> it would have been the same to tell jackie robinson to shut up and slide into home base. i can't do that. because it's so many people looking up to me and so many to come after me. >> in a statement, she defended
her comment saying in 2003 i wrote a best-sellerle called shut up and ling. i ha sing. i have used that for years. there was no racial intent in my remarks. >> in december, she used the same expression to criticize comedian jimmy kimmel. shut up and make us laugh. >> he said he was proud of the way james handled criticism and speaks out on social issues, james said he will continue to do so. in a tweet. ingram invited him to play on her court and be a guest on her show. lebron put an instagram picture saying i'm more than an athlete. john carlos, this is not new athletes speaking out. >> i have a feeling he will graciously decline her invitation. >> graciously? >> maybe not so graciously. shocked if he goes. also leaving aside the
question of sports we have a president who came from a non-traditional place and people said stay in your place and a lot of people rallied behind him. different place in politics. a major republican donor in florida is threatening to cut off funding to politicians who oppose a ban on assault weapons. in the wake of the shooting at stoneman douglas high school, he sent an e-mail to other gop donors urging them to support a ban on assault weapons. we sat down with him at his florida home. good morning. >>reporter: good morning. long-time gop fundraiser and wealthy real estate developer said he literally helped build this community but after last week's deadly shooting he says his dollars and influence will now be determined by one major issue. when you first heard about that shooting, at a school, another school shooting, what was your initial reaction. >> i was incredulous.
i don't believe it. >> that feeling led 83-year-old republican donor to stop contributing to his own parties' candidates unless they support a change in the gun laws. >> i will not write a check for anyone who does not propose a ban on assault-style weapons. >> you were quoted as saying this particular shooting was the end of the road for you. >> that's right. >> why not a sandy hook? >> well i have been after so many politicians to adopt legislation and always the answer is that well we're working on it and nothing changes. >> the original federal assault weapons ban was passed in september of 1994 but expired ac after ten years. there were at least 17 attempts to renew or replace the ban, but none made it to a vote. and an effort to pass a permanent ban after the 2012 sandy hook massacre failed to
get senate approval. last friday hoffman wrote a l letter asking them to follow. >> i would support fiscally conservative person who supports the ban, and at this moment in time, i really don't care whether it's a republican or democrat. >> do you really believe something will change as a result of the parkland shooting? >> i don't know. i hope so. just a start right now. i think we need to build the movement, and time and the lord willing, we'll accomplish something. >>reporter: hoffman says he also sent ant e-mail to florida governor rick scott who is considering a senate run. he did not comment on the e-mail but last week released a statement saying we have to make sure something like this never happens again. gail? >> all right.
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a new york woman seen bee rating a flight attendant is on leave from her job. nearly 2 million people watched her have a meltdown. they talk about the consequences of sharing someone else's embarrassing moments online. experts say these incidents are becoming very common in high-stress situations like air travel. kris van cleave is at reagan national airport outside washington, d.c. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. in this video the woman can be seen threatening a flight attendant's job but also saying she worked for the governor of new york, andrew cuomo. after this video went viral, it's now her job that could be on the line, but at the very
least it's the camera that's going to be rolling mtd this video captures a heated conversation between a flight attendant and passenger. >> thank you. you may not have a job tomorrow. >> reporter: the two can be heard arguing how she treated a young mom and her baby. >> she was screaming at the baby. >> i'm not screaming. sorry. i was really stressed out. the mom who took the video share it it on facebook to share about her behavior. it was then viewed nearly 2 million times. there was an investigation started. she's been placed on leave until further notice. she said she doesn't regret sharing the video but she does regret that it's affected her
job. >> no one is afforded a luxury of an oops moment anymore without risking it going viral. >> there are many examples of these incidents. two aviation security officers were fired after security agents dragged a doctor from a flight and an american airlines flight 'ten dent was suspended. she says before you upload a video, take time to show the consequences. >> you never want to put a temporary emotion on the permanent internet because what you feel at this time is going to stay there forever. >> reporter: the same could be said for the frustrated behavior. they expect their passengers to behave with respect and civility toward flight crews and each other.
she did reach out. >> i think that's fair. treat one another with respect. >> i think it's true, temporary emotions. i think we've all been in situations with we lose it and we think, gosh, back, back, back, back. that's not very good. >> i've never seen you lose it. >> it's rare but it has happened and i wouldn't want to be on tape. you're right, norah. always be on your best behavior. >> you always are, gayle. >> golden rule. up next, a look at this morning's other headlines including how danica patrick's nascar career ended in a crash and we'll talk with a florida teacher who was grazed by a bullet in a deadly school shooting. how he helps good morning. we had scattered showers there and some my elevation snowfall across the bay area and also a view of the sunrise.
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there are a few incidents that could slow folks down. here is a look at the lower deck of the bay bridge. we are tracking a problem, there is a big rig that is blocking the off ramp to treasure island. so far, we are not seeing any significant delays. a heads up if you are getting ready to hit the road and your ride as you headed in that direction. reports earlier of a car blocking a lane northbound 880 on the transition to 80 but so far no backups. let's check in with your weather. >> looking live at the wind farm and it is windy. you will feel colder because of that. temperatures are in the 40s right now. 37 in santa rosa and add the wind chill and it is about 10 degrees cooler for a lot of areas. wind speeds in san francisco right now at 15 miles per hour. and we are seeing gusty conditions across the hills and the north and east bay. temperatures in the low to mid-50s for the afternoon highs
♪ good morning to the viewers in the west, it's monday, february 19th, 2018. welcome to "cbs this morning," survivors rally for gun control hoping this massacre is the last of its kind. meet a featurer who is hailed as a hero for protecting students. plus, more on "black panther," but first, today's eye opener at 8:00. survivors of the deadly school shooting in florida say they're turning anger to action. >> they are fighting for change for the 17 victims me momoriali
here. >> reporter: documents show law enforcement and social services had opportunities to intervene. >> this morning for the first time, the white house said the president is open to improving the background check system. >> internet research agency named in the indictment says it was controlled by a kremlin insider. >> hoping to add more hardware, and medals could be curtesy of the athletes on skates. lebron james never shies away from making political statements. >> when laura ingram told him to shut up and dribble, he tried. >> lebron offer the bench, a happy -- the backyard championship, the playground championship. >> tonight, there's only one mvp, and that is lebron james. ♪ i'm john dickerson, and
authorities in florida admit they saw many warning signs before last week's school shooting but did not act on them. the sheriff's department said the mother of the suspected shooter called deputies to her home 39 times in a six year span. >> the attorney for the family that took cruz after his mother died is talking about the schoo lawyer described them as innocuous. he said he had something to tell them, but he did not elaborate. the white house says this morning that president trump supports improving gun background checks. survivors in florida are calling for anti-gun demonstrations in washington next month. a rally over the weekend demanded stronger gun control. on "face the nation," students criticized senator marco rubio. >> it's not our job to tell you, senator rubio, how to protect us. the fact we have to do this is
apaling. our job is to go to school, learn, and not take a bullet. >> senator rubio told our miami station wfor, there is room for of the government to respond to the threat. >> it's not unsolvable, it should be addressed. i never said we should -- the reporting is unfair. i never said we can't do anything, but we have aim to do something that works. i said the proposals out there would not have prevented it, and that's a fact. >> rubio says florida's legislature could pass a law letting families or police ask a judge to take guns awe from someone who poses a danger. a history at stoneman douglas high hailed a hero today, directing dozens of students to safety in the shooting. he's known as mr. r, was grazed by a bullet by the gunman, attending funerals for victims over the weekend, while others
demand action in response to the killings. we are in parkland, florida, thank you very much for joining us, this is painful and difficult and will continue this week. you are hailed a hero. you saved students at your own peril. reports you were grazed on the cheeks by a bullet. you saw nikolas cruz reload his gone. what did you do and realize when this was not a drill? >> when i saw it was not a drill, first thing i yelled to the kids was to get to cover. when i was in the middle of the hallway at the time, and i saw him point his gun at one of my former students, and i saw him go down, and i grabbed all the kids i could and pushed into the -- the doors have an alcove, and i put them in there because it was the only cover i could find, and four, five shots later, it stopped, so that's when i looked -- saw him reloading the gun or something,
to told the kids to run and left as fast as we could. >> you must be proud of your kids today, mr. ross, people said this shooting feels different. these students are speaking outing and they are speaking out in ways we have not heard before. >> the kids at stoneman douglas have been terrific, not just the kids you heard speak, but i personally witnessed one of my kids holding the door, his name is peter wang, holding the door, pushing kids through the door with bullets coming at him. i don't know many adults who could have done that, let alone a 14-year-old boy, and the response from our students who are still around and still able to talk, they are taking that opportunity. they are empowered, and they are angry. >> the president said he's going to have a listening tour in the wake of this. what would you want to tell him about your students and what you've experienced? >> i'd want to say to the president that we have great
kids. we have more great kids. we have 14 great kids who needed protection that we couldn't give them. i lost three kids in my class. i couldn't help them. i shouldn't have had to. it's one of those things that as a lifelong gun owner and hunter, i'm not saying we should stop the second amendment. i'm not saying we should take guns away from people. there's no point to somebody having an ar-15, and if somebody wants to argue with me on that, that's cool. if you want an ar15, we'll go to the range. i get to shoot at you, i get to graze you with a bullet and catch you with fragments like i did, and then after that, if you still wanted to buy said weapon, cool. then i'll have you talk to a psychologist. that gun is just designed to kill people. the round itself is unstable and tumbles. that's not normal. that's in controversy of the geneva convention or a way around it. people need to know that and realize, especially the
president, because he has the most power in the free world, in the world, and we need to do something to save these kids and protect our children. not just my kids, but i have a 17 month old son at home. i don't want to have to send him to school facing this stuff. i'm a 36-year-old man having trouble dealing with it. i can only imagine what the kids are dealing with. >> we all are. thank you for what you do as a teacher and joining us today. we appreciate it. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> thinking of you. president trump spent part of his weekend on twitter condemning any suggestion his presidential campaign colluded with russians. he wrote yesterday, quote, i never said russia did not meddle in the election. the russian hope was that the trump campaign colluded with russia. it never did. >> the president's commentings stem from the special counsel's indictment on friday, accusing a dozen russians of carrying out a complicated meddling scheme to influence the 2016 election.
the document alleges russians posed as americans and used social media to influence the vote. two former trump associates were imp kated in the propose last year. paula reid is following the developments. good morning, palla. >> good morning. >> the dust settled since friday, what do the indictments mean? what's the most important thing to take away from this? >> this is different from the indictments and charges we have seen against others because no one here is likely to go to jail. highly unlikely the russian government extradites their own citizens to face the charges. legally speaking, the significance of this indictment is that it lays oh in specific details how the russians meddled in these elections and what crimes were committed under u.s. law, because when you say they meddled, what exactly does that mean? here robert mueller lays it out specifically. sometimes it's laying out messages on social media, engaging americans to engage in
political activities or set up rallies. >> this is at the heart of the what he was tasked to do. when you look at it, and it surprises everybody, do you see tip of the iceberg or iceberg in what more he has to do? >> tip of the iceberg. he's laying the ground work here, explaining to the american people what happened, and they'll continue to investigate whether or not any americans knowingly participated in this. the deputy attorney general was out of it. he said there's no evidence in this indictment that any americans knowingly participated in this. we know from the indictment that the russians did work with americans. they paid people to do this. the big question now for investigators is, did anyone knowingly participate? >> well, the president took to twitter saying, basically, he's been cleared, that he's out of the clear. has he been cleared? >> he's not been cleared. he also tweeted this began before his campaign the that's true. there's no evidence or claim of collusion in this specific indictment, but this is one of many, and we know from sources
that the investigation continues, specifically into whether there were financial transactions between the trump campaign and russia and question of obstruction of justice. last week, investigators were talking again to steve bannon, trump's legal team and former spokesman. investigation continues. nobody's in the clear. >> the news this week is rick gates was a business partner of paul, likely to enter a plea deal. what does that mean in terms of his handing over information to the special counsel? >> really turns up the heat on paul maniford, giving no indication he's expected to cooperate. one is expected to provide information about him, they were charged together and co-defendants, all part of the strategy because, ultimately, they want maniford to cooperate and provide information on people higher up in the food chain. that's really the goal. this is a way to turn up the
heat. >> a lot of conversation about robert mueller keeping this top secret. none of this leaked out, which is extraordinary when you can be sold out for a bag of chips and a coke. >> absolutely. if i could get this information for a bag of chip and a coke, i would do that. this is a man full of secrets and surprises. a lot of these charges are the indictment on friday came out of nowhere, people did not know. one way he does that is keeps all the teams in little silos, in little groups so if anything leaks out, he knows where it came from. >> thank you very much, paula. secretary of state tillerson said the united states is using large sticks to respond to the north korean threat. on "60 minutes" he said efforts continue until the first bomb drops. he asked tillerson about reported disparaging remark about the president. >> did you call the president a mor moron? >> i'm not going to dignify the question. we have so many bigger issues we
could be talking about. i'm not from this town. i understand this town likes to talk about a lot of things that are really not important. >> secretary of state also responded to reports about his potential resignation. he said, quote, the only person that knows whether i'm resigning or not is me. >> it was an excellent interview from start to finish. >> it was. "black panther" is having one the biggest opening weekends ever, but this supe good morning. don't let the sunlight fool you, it is a cold and windy day. the wind is not helping the chill factor. we have the cold arctic air that has arrived and it sending the temperatures down below average. our highs to do will be in the low to mid-50s. tonight, things get really chilly with a freeze warning starting at midnight until 9 a.m., temperatures in the mid-20s to low 30s. temperatures stay cool all week.
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dana, good morning. >> good morning. sean white needed four revolution this is year. a 1440. 12 years later in order to get the gold. it's also the same trick that earned him 62 stitches during a practice crash. have they pushed the boundaries now too far? >> broke my jaw really bad in two places. ruptured spleen. collapsed lung. bruised heart. >> after nearly dying in a back country snowboarding accident, mark mcmorris feels lucky to do what he loves most. catching air and soaking in what he calls ultimate joy. >> what is the first thing you remember from after the accident? >> when they took me out of the coma and everybody was standing there. they can talk, but they gave me a pen and paper. i wrote do i have brain damage and can i go to the olympics still? >> not only did mcmorris make it
to the olympics. he is the snowboard slope style bronze medalist. >> it's scary to try some of the tricks again. i need to remind myself, i got hurt in the back country hitting a tree. he didn't get hurt trying those crazy tricks. >> the winter olympics have most definitely gotten more dangerous. >> historian david has attended every winter games since 1992. >> let's face it, it's good tv. to see people risking their health, their lives is great television. sorry. >> the british journal of sports medicine studied the winter olympics and found that nearly 49% of all aerial skiers in those games suffered an injury. many of the most dangerous sports akorkd ccording to the s are extreme sports, which made their debut in 2006. >> the international olympic committee several years ago decided that they were losing the youth audience. not a lot of americans watch biathl biathl biathlon, but they will watch snowboarding, and so they just kept adding these. i think they're going to get
harder and harder until at some point somebody suffers a complete paralysis during an olympic event or actually dies. >> 24-year-old mark mcfor is says his sport has skyrocketed in complexity since he started competing. , but he doesn't believe his sport should change. >> mark mcmorris says it's the passion for his sport that drives him to keep trying new tricks. we should point out, there has never been a death during olympic competition. our request to the ioc for comment went unanswered. gale. >> all right, dana jacobson. thank you. very different way of looking at watching the olympics. i just want to see good competition. >> you mean not if someone is going to die? >> that's not top of mind for me. i just think i'm marveling at the ability they have and how they pull this off. another way to look at it. thank you, dana, reporting from south korea. coming up next, did kate
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kate middleton is drawing attention for the dress she wore to britain's equivalent of oscars, the bafta. many other celebrities on the red carpet all chose to wear all black. it is against royal protocol for the royal family to make political statements. some review the black sash. she wasn't trying to make a statement. she was follow proetd kol. it was a dark color. >> i was looking at the jewels around her neck. we know those are not borrowed. they puft facebook under
fresh scrutiny. this morning in the sant this is a kpix5 morning update. >> good morning. it is 8:25. snow this morning in the santa cruz mountains for elevations above 1,000 feet. we saw flurries around 5 this morning. snow is over now but the temperatures are in the 40s and the wind chills are making it feel colder. victims of the wine country wildfires say they are battling insurance company to see get what they are owed in damages. now, pressure from the community has urged proposals in the legislature to make it easier to deal with those companies. traffic and weather coming up in just a moment.
good morning. it is 8:27. we are tack -- tracking a light ride for your morning commute. this is alic at the san mateo bridge. we are showing yellow for the wind advisory for those headed across. keep a firm grip and be careful out there. you can see the wind blowing the camera around along 101. this is near candle stick, traffic is nice and light and lots of space between the vehicles. no delays at the bay bridge toll
plaza, no lights and a smooth commute headed into san francisco this morning. that's what we like to see. let's check in on the forecast. >> look at the sunshine and no clouds. we saw some scattered showers a few hours ago across the bay area and some snowfall in the high elevations. right now, you can see the snowfall south of monteray. so it is well to the south of us. there is a winter weather advisory there for the santa lucia mountains still. and some of the ski resorts got some fresh powder. this is a look at lake tahoe, you can see the fresh snow and cool looking clouds out there. the wind farm is showing breezy conditions. temperatures are in the 40s, feeling colder because of the wandz sustained -- winds sustained at 20 miles per hour and gusts up to 40 miles per hour. temperatures will be in the mid-50s this afternoon. freeze warning starts at midnight tonight as temperatures get even colder.
that a 2020 run is a real possibility. the associated press says he met those aides recently to plan for a new diplomacy center. biden, who is now 75 years old, decided against running for president following the death of his son, bo. spokesperson for biden declined to comment to the ap. san jose's mercury news asks where do you put the apostrophe in president's day. it depends on whom you ask. google search says it's president's day with the apostrophe before the s at the end. the ap style book says it's president's day without an apostrophe at all, and webster's new college dictionary shoes the apostrophe at the end of the word. >> so this is there a correct version? i would think it would come after since it's more than one president. no? are they all acceptable? >> i don't know. >> okay. >> i don't know. >> okay. i don't know either. and the "wall street journal" reports that toy companies want to cut production times like some fast fashion businesses.
toy companies like mattel and hasbro are scrambling to capture social media trends seen in internet memes and viral videos. rapid turnaround times help them profit on fast-moving fads. the u.s. toy industry only grew 1%. illegally buying advertising. the russian organization employed hundreds of people and had an annual budget of millions of dollars. >> the russian propaganda included ads like this one by the so-called army of jesus linking hillary clinton to the devil. the special counsel says russians also organized events like this anti-clinton rally
called down with hillary. facebook estimates 126 million americans have seen russia linked posts. cbs news contributor nicolas thompson is editor in chief of wired good morning. how much to blame is facebook for having disseminated a lot of this propaganda? complicated question. clearly russia used facebook extensively. should facebook have caught that still under intensive debate, and you can argue from the details of the mueller indictment. you could argue it was well disguised. >> what's fas naurting if you dive into this indictment, what they did with facebook, they were organizing rallies. they made up these groups and people showed up to the rally. >> they're organizing rallies, and they're targeting purple states, right? there's a fake account created in the name of a fake american who is e-mailing tea party
supporters saying we want to organize in purple states. let's get a rally going. >> purple states meaning battleground states. we know that hillary clinton lost essentially the electoral vote by about 80,000 votes in key battleground states. it was a very close election. the question is did this make any difference in that? >> we should note that facebook says to your point about cooperating that they are continuing to work closely with the fbi, the department of homeland security, and other companies on better ways -- >> engage more actively in democracy. it's not all the social media platform. can dhe say that, or are they just too much on the defensive? >> i just wrote a story about facebook. one of the people is quoted as saying the problem is not facebook. it's people. right? and there is truth to that. right? we should not have been susceptible to all of this
garbage. absolutely. >> of course, the emotional things that the russians played on facebook hopes to use those emotions to keep people locked in. >> i mean, right. the most -- incredibly sophisticated platform for the most emotional way possible because that's what makes advertising work. it's also what makes political propaganda work. >> that suggests that people who are not smart were open to this type of propaganda, there was a twitter account called ten under score gop, which reported to be tennessee republicans. everyone from kellyanne conway to donald trump jr. to michael flynn all retweeted these fake twitter accounts that were made by these russian trolls.
>> people packed across the country to see the new superhero movie. the film has raked in an estimated $192 million in the u.s. and canada. that makes it the fifth highest grossing opening weekend in hollywood history. tarika duncan shows how the black panther is making its mark as a cultural phenomenon. >> the big cat is out of his cage and pouncing on the big screen. black panther is the latest in a long line of marvel superheroes turned movie stars, and this one has fans in a feline frenzy. >> fantastic. easily the best matsrvel movie. >> i was so looking forward to the movie the trailer came out. >> typically movie superheroes, whether men of steel, gods of thunder, or dark knights are white.
>> when those audiences intersect, there's super excitement. >> i would love this country too. >> the film holds special meeting for many long-time fans and particularly for ariel johnson. >> i feel like i might actually leave the movie comatosed. >> it's one of the first black women to open a comic bookstore on the east coast. she opened amalgam comics and coffee house a little more than two years ago. she's been waiting for film like black panther since she fell in love with comic books as a girl. >> when did your love for superheroes begin. >> i always liked superheroes, but it wasn't until i was about is 11 or so that i was actually introduced to the "x-men" and the thing that really grabbed me was storm.
>> something clicks whether you see yourself reflected back at you. >> this isn't the first time a black comic book hero was the lead role in a film. the three-part blade series beginning in the late 1990s started wesley sniepz. >> like in hollywood terms. but usually when the movie is a black movie, white audiences don't see it. >> but that's not the case with black panther. the box office tells the tale of the film success. this weekend it brought in nearly $it00 million, and it set the record for a live action superhero movie on rotten tomatoes with a score of 97%. >> i knew for a fact that it was going to be a huge success.
>> john jennings is a professor of media and cultural studies at the university of california riverside, and he is the co-author of black comics returns. >> the fictional wakonda. >> a lot of these films that we've seen before, like 12 years a slave or precious or something like that are dealing with heavy subjects that are depositing bhak suffering as essential mode of existence. a celebration was at the end of that trauma. this is about black joy. >> it would be in the season.
>> for cbs this morning, jarika duncan, california. >> that's why it's so exciting. i thought ariel johnson made a good point. normally when it's a black cast and black crew, it's designed for black addences. it's a black movie, no question. it's a great movie. this shows this. that's important. >> reporting from the back seat of my son's car with his friends, it was a huge debate about vibranium. they loved the movie and what's inside of it as much as his sister loved the message. >> i'm assuming your son is white. >> yes. >> that makes a point. >> it's just the first weekend. >> that's what's so exciting, nora. >> one u.s. skier had a much more difficult journey than most athletes. how he overcame the obstacles. >> this is a half pipe, and these are olympic hopefuls. performing soaring and gravity defying tricks. coming up on cbs this morning, you'll meet torin yader wallace
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at the 2014 olympics in sochi. qualifying rounds begin tonight. torin yater has a cool name. torin yater-wallace hopes to make it onto the podium. don dahler shows us how he overcame life-threatening obstacles on his journey to the olympics. don, good morning. >> good morning. time and again torin yater-wallace has defied the odds on the halfpipe but it's not the life and death sport that's brought him challenge. two years ago he was on the brink of death due to an illness and he fought back and now he is chasing redemption. >> the freedom and just the expression of yourself that you have when you're essentially just kind of creating your own path. just that feeling of accomplishment when you've landed the perfect run. i mean there's nothing like it. whether it's just tricks or just
catching air off of a little cliff. >> torin yater-wallace knows how to catch air and float in control as he flies off a 22-foot high wall. his death-defying tricks on the halfpipe makes him one of the most decorated skiers on the run. yater-wallace's packet to gold seemed inevitable. but days before the game, his mother was diagnosed with cancer, and following an accident during a routine treatment he suffered a collapsed young. yater-wallace finished a disappointing 26th place. >> your most life-threatening moment didn't happen on a mountain. it happened because of a tiny little microbe. but you almost were gone. >> you know, it's often a hard time to think about. to do a dangerous sport that
people have lost their life in competing in. my biggest life event was an infection to my internal organs. i was on full life support and really was on the brink of death. >> reporter: in 2015 yater-wallace developed a rare infection in his liver and gallbladder that put him in a ten-day medically induced coma. >> did you know at that time you were so close? >> i was in and out with a few doctors at the time and they said, you have a flu virus, hear's tamiflu and things got worse and worse. from there i woke up ten days later. at the time i didn't realize the extent of the situation. i was in dire pain and had never been so sick in my life. >> his father's absence added to the pain. he was in prison for defrauding clients. >> it's really frustrating for him more so than me when your
son is, you know, on his death bed and might not make it and you can't do anything. >> the mere act of breathing was a challenge, but yater-wallace soon recover and took fate into his own hands. >> it was one of the scarier moments in my entire life. it was a fluke and there was nothing i could have prevented from happening to me happening to me. ultimately i have to take the good from such a horrible event and use it as motivation to come back. >> reporter: and come back he did. just two months after his near death scare, he won the gold medal at the x games in norway. now with a renewed sense of purpose, he hopes to persevere within more time. >> doing helixes is such a cool opportunity. it's kind of that opportunity to go to this tournament of the country and kind of represent
something bigger than yourself. >> yater-wallace will soot get another chance to do just that. his mother is now kabser-free will be rooting alongside his sister and his father. >> niechls i like everything about him. >> he's been considered one of the best in the world since he was 14 years old. he grew up skiing and it's like walking for him. >> that's beautiful to watch. >> i like when you say the olympics is personal. you and you and you. >> he's not afraid of anything now. >> it's great he has his family around. >> thank you, don. you can hear more on our cbs podcasts. you're watching "cbs this morning."
this is a kpix5 morning update. >> the morning. it is 8:55. starting today, the next phase of california's high speed rail ain will start. they will begin geo technical testing in the silicone valley. much of it will require roadway and freeway ramp closures through friday. a small earthquake rattled conta costa county, is it struck around 1:00 this morning, northeast of danville. no damage was reported. california fire is working to put out a fire in enio county, at least 200 people were ordered to evacuate. stay with us, weather and traffic in just a moment.
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good morning. it is 8:57. if you are planning on using mass transit, keep in mind, today is a holiday and many of them are operating on a modified or saturday schedule. bart has about 31 trains in service. so definitely reduced number of trains. we are tracking a couple of earlier problems, northbound 880, earlier accident, not slowing anyone in the northbound
direction. a report of a fire near the coliseum, 880 at 56. both not causing any delays. 580 ride through oakland near high street, that is in the green in both directions. nice and light on all of the roadways. let's check in on the forecast. >> this is the camera from north tahoe and look at all of the new snow. they got about 5 to 7 inches at some of the resorts. it is windy up there and temperatures in the single digits. very windy in dublin as well. we are in the low 40s in santa rosa and 42 in san francisco. it feels colder because of the sustained winds. they have not eased up, between 15 to 25 miles per hour out of the northwest. gusts are a lot higher in the 40s. our high temperatures will be in the low to mid-50s, 10 degrees below average. we have a freeze warning taking effect at midnight for inland areas and frost advisory for the coast. we could reach the mid-20s
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