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rch h, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." shattered lives. the scope of the tornado devastation in alabama is still being assessed, and there's added misery. a sweeping new probe. house democrats launch their own investigation of president trump. and the mega suspense is over. someone finally came forward to cash in on the $1.5 billion lottery jackpot.
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. the search for dozens of people still missing after a deadly tornado resumes this morning in southeast alabama. an aerial view shows the damage of lee county. at least 23 people were killed in sunday's tornado but that number is expected to rise. those left homeless face a new problem, an overnight freeze warning. jeff glor reports from hard-hit beauregard, alabama. >> got the big tornado. >> reporter: the catastrophic winds tore through entire blocks of lee county, alabama. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: and speeds at high of 170 miles an hour. drone footage revealed flattened forests, tangled with homes and power lines. sirens gave a community of
10,000 an eight to ten-minute warning to seek shelter. insulation from destroyed homes clung eerily to tree after tree. so right now, we're going with the sheriff to some of the worst hit areas after this tornado. it's clear that officials here in alabama are still trying to determine the full scope of all of the damage here. jay jones has been the sheriff of lee county for more than 20 years. >> when i look out here, it looks like war. >> yeah, it's not just trees snapped. but you can see trees pulled up by the roots and trees pulled all the way out of the ground. >> reporter: in beauregard, alabama, the storm tore this cell tower from its base making communication difficult. nearby, a roof ripped off. and exposing everything inside. owner david mcbride sat in his truck only a few feet away as the tornado left his livelihood in ruins. >> i seen the trash swirling in the air over the hill over there and i said, oh, no, this ain't good. >> reporter: alabama's governor kay ivey described the sobering reality in lee county.
>> we lost children, mothers, fathers, neighbors and friends. >> reporter: among that growing list of victims, a 10, 9 and 6-year-old. those who survived called family and gave thanks. >> i thank the lord. >> reporter: still sitting on foundations where nothing is left standing. the storm left a string of destruction throughout the south in georgia, south carolina and florida as well, as rescue crews searched through debris back in lee county, joseph vernon learned he lost more than his home. >> i lost a real good friend of mine next door. >> i'm sorry. >> yeah. yeah. day by day, that's all you can do. day by day. >> well, ahead on "cbs this morning," jeff glor will have more from beauregard, alabama, on the tornado aftermath. president trump is calling the house judiciary committee investigation into his
administration and business disgraceful, but he maintains he will cooperate. meanwhile, attorney general william barr announced that he will not recuse himself from overseeing special counsel robert mueller's ongoing russia probe. laura podesta is here in new york covering it all. good morning, laura. >> good morning, anne-marie. we still don't know when mueller's investigation will be completed. we hear it's close but that's not distracting democrats from this new investigation. they have asked 81 people to provide documents within the next two weeks, or those people will likely face a subpoena. >> reporter: president trump says he's not worried about the house democrats' sweeping new probe. >> i cooperate all the time with everybody. and you know the thing is, no collusion, it's all a hoax. >> reporter: the house judiciary committee sent document requests to 81 individuals and institutions, includin >> it's a political hoax.
>> reporter: the committee wants anything related to, among other things, russian loans and investments. presents from foreign governments. the firing of fbi director james comey and hush money payments to two or more women. in a statement, white house press secretary sarah sanders called it a fishing expedition. claiming democrats are terrified that their two-year false narrative of russia collusion is crumbling. >> well, if there's no collusion, they've got nothing to worry about. >> reporter: maryland democrat jamie raskin, a member of the judiciary committee, points out the special counsel's russia investigation has already led to criminal charges against some trump associates. >> we think that there's a real threat to the character of american government because all of this criminality is taking place. >> reporter: yesterday, three other house democratic chairmen sent letters to the white house and state department, asking for documents related to the president's conversations with russian president vladimir putin.
those requests are for details about trump's and putin's phone including the one in finland last summer. anne-marie. >> all right, laura, thank you so much. hillary clinton says she's not running for president in 2020. the former secretary of state and first lady made the announcement in a tv interview yesterday in new york. clinton says there are things in the country that are troubling here and she plans to continue to speak out. at least 80 people were arrested in sacramento last night after protests of police shooting of unarmed black man stephon clark. >> black lives matter. demonstrators protested a decision not to prosecute the officers who shot clark last year in his grandmother's edrdy. police say demonstrations will
be allowed, provided no property is destroyed or lives are threatened. tributes continue to pour in this morning from friends and fans of actor luke perry who wept to fame for his role on "beverly hills 90210." "he was 50 years old. kevin frazier remembers him. >> reporter: he was one of the most popular bad boys of the '90s. a star on the smash hit "beverly hills 90210," luke perry came to hollywood as an unknown and soon became a hollywood fixture, and a teen heart throb playing the role of high school misif the dylan mckay. >> he's a bad boy, dylan. >> he's got too much money. a 17-yead s ru to thital fm los angeles home where in a statement, his family said he fo
y ikelbut not a impossible candidate for a stroke according to cbs news medical correspondent dr. jon lapook. >> he's relatively young for a stroke. 10% to 15% of people who have a stroke are under the age of 50, so it's not unheard of. >> reporter: perry's tributes on social media from past and current co-stars. while his years of playing teenage bad boy are behind him, perry's career continued on the show of "riverdale." a revival of "beverly hills 90210" was announced on the day of his stroke. perry appears on the big screen this summer in the new quentin tarantino movie. but to many, he will be always remembered as dylan mckay. >> well, that was kevin frazier reporting. "riverdale" shut down production after news that perry had died.
and the show's twitter bio reads, "season 3 is dedicated to our lovely family member and friend luke perry." so, the winner of the $1.5 billion mega millions jackpot in south carolina finally came forward but will remain anonymous. the winning ticket was sold last october at a convenience store in simpsonville. lottery officials gave no reason why the person waited so long to claim the prize. the anonymous winner is walking away with more than $877 million. the owner of the store where the ticket was sold said he's relieved the winner came forward. >> i was going to get $50,000. that is my commission. finally going to get that. >> the south carolina education lottery says that this is the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in history. coming up on the "morning news," medical milestone. for a second time, a patient appears to have been cured of hiv.
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the unidentified london man received a stem cell transplant in 2016. it comes 12 years after the first patient was thought to be cured. researchers say the latest success confirms that a cure for hiv infection is possible. the results are being published in "the journal nature." "people" reports on the two new allegations on the murder of a pregnant colorado woman and her two young daughters. a lawyer for the family of shy ann watts said her husband admitted to strangling her. one of their daughters bella walked in while watts was strangling his wife and asked what are you doing with mommy. lambert said watts then killed bella and her 3-year-old sister. christopher watts pleaded guilty to all three murders and is serving multiple life sentences. "usa today" says first lady melania trump is on the road
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preparing for a possible bankruptcy fing "the wall street journal" says the company wants to contain liability from hundreds of lawsuits alleging it fueled the nation's opioid epidemic. losses in 60 counties and states. by widespread opioid abuse. the company has denied allegations. pharmaceutical company eli lilly will now sell a less expensive generic version of its rapid-acting insulin. the generic insulin will sell for $137 a vial, half the price. the move comes amid growing concerns about the soaring price of prescription drugs. last month, pharmaceutical executives were grilled before a panel about skyrocketing drug prices. the fda is accusing 15 national retailers of selling tobacco products to minors. the retailers include walgreens, walmart and some gas station chains. the agency says it is considering several options to address the violations.
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get skin happy™ our top stories this morning, the search is expected to resume at daybreak for victims of a tornado in southeast alabama that killed at least 23 people. dozens of people are still missing after the twister touched down on sunday. freeze warnings were posted overnight in the area. and the white house is calling a house probe of president trump an abuse of investigation into false allegations. the house judiciary committee is requesting documents from 81 associates and institutions, including the president's sons. the panel is looking into obstruction of justice,
corruption and abuse of power. the fda has approved the first new treatment for depression in decades. depression affects about 16 million americans every year. dr. jon lapook has details. >> reporter: 37-year-old michael wurst is a newlywed with a new home. it's a far cry from earlier years battling depression. >> you don't feel anything positive. you don't feel anything good. it was a struggle. it was an absolute struggle. >> reporter: anti-depressants didn't help enough. then in a 2017 clinical trial, wurst was given six infuses of ketamine, a rapidly acting anesthetic that's been used as a party drug known as schedule k. by the fourth treatment -- >> it was like the weight in my head was lifted. it would disappear. it was dissipated. and i got to experience life again. >> reporter: the drug esketamine is a navsal spray form of
ketamine. it would only be used for resistant depression. that's when two medications failed to work and it occurs in 30% of people with major depression. >> we found in our first study of ketamine, the patients started feeling better within a few hours. >> rr:nis chspent two years stu ketamine. his patent was licensed to janssen, the maker of esketamine, and he will share in any profits. and this is an entirely new approach to treating depression, right? >> exactly. the case can be made that the available drugs have been available since 1960. there hasn't been a novel mechanism for the treatment until ketamine. >> no mtter how i built myself to have a future before, i still felt like it was robbed from me. where now i actually have a future and i can look forward to it. >> reporter: dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. well, coming up on "cbs this morning," the fight against a
growing terror threat in west africa. debora patta travels with the u.s. military as they train soldiers. plus, the cost of prescription drugs. first on "cbs this morning," anna werner shows us a new report on price differences at pharmacies nationwide. and in a series, world of mother, we'll take you to finland which consistently ranks as one of the best places to be a mom. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
morning. grab your umbrella. we will see more rain. it is tuesday, march 5. i am kenny choi. >> i am michelle griego. let's head to mary lee for a look at the weather conditions. >> the next storm is here bringing that light rain in spots. that will continue to push through the rest of the bay area through the morning. you can see high def doppler is lit up. we are tracking light rain across the north bay and moderate to heavy rainfall across 101 into santa rosa and across the peninsula and the south bay. light rain throughnn