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that will continue for the morning. we have scattered showers this afternoon. your weather headlines, scattered showers in the afternoon and evening with heavy rain tomorrow morning. breezy to windy with an isolated thunderstorms tomorrow morning, as well. we have to get through the next few days with a few showers thursday morning. we dry out after that. look at the rest of the week. we have dry your weather friday through the weekend, turning partly sunday partly sunny by sunday. >> did you say sunny by sunday? my ears perked up. your next local update is at 7:26 am. it is fat tuesday. have fun celebrating doing whatever. have a great day, everyone. 2019. welcome to "cbs this morning." homeless survivors of the deadly tornado in alabama face freezing temperatures and weeks of cleanup. we're in beauregard, alabama, where 20 people were killed and the search continues for missing victims. first on "cbs this morning," new evidence that prescription drug prices can vary by hundreds or thousands of dollars. see how these differences can affect patients' health and how to find the best deals for yourself. two sisters ages 8 and 5 are telling their remarkable story of survival after they were lost in the woods without food or water for
superheroes. plus, our special series "the world of mothers" travels to finland where it costs families less than $60 to deliver a baby. holly williams explores a care system called one of the best in the world for parents. but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> i've never seen this level of devastation. >> it looks like a war zone out here. >> the neighbors back here, down here, everybody's dead. >> a desperate search for survivors in alabama. >> the debris stretches for miles and miles. at least 23 people are dead after a swarm of tornadoes ripped across the south. >> we will stand together and get through this together. >> president trump is calling the house judiciary committee's investigation disgraceful. >> are you going to cooperate with mr. nadler? >> i cooperate all the time with everybody. >> hollywood is mourning the death of actor luke perry. he starred on "beverly hills
90210." >> i'll see you around. >> i guess. >> a big twist in a baltimore woman's murder. >> the husband and daughter once believed to be witnesses now charged in her death. >> all that -- >> some incredible video. drivers captured this avalanche in colorado. the driver's car was swept into the median. >> a group of teenagers jump in to save a little boy dangling from a ski lift. >> -- and all that matters. >> hello! it's wednesday! >> diane in brooklyn is going viral. >> more than a million people watched diane rant. >> it was what? three degrees outside. it's a heat wave. >> how about we get rid of that stupid groundhog and have diane from brooklyn day instead. >> who says you have to be tall to be good at basketball? this is landon spicer. he's a fifth grader, and he's small for fifth grade. a three-point shooting contest at his school. >> this kid can ball. watch him. >> apparently he cannot miss.
deadly from downtown. >> was that a scout in the stands? >> some shaking bacon. that was the money ball. ♪ welcome to "cbs this morning." we're going to get to those pictures in just a second, but i can't decide if i like diane from brooklyn better -- what's the little kid's name? >> landon. he was landing some three pointers. >> agents lining up already. >> he's like a mini steph curry. we begin with this. the news is not good when the weather in some parts of the country where thousands of people in the southeast are starting a cleanup that will take weeks after this country's deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly six years. dozens of tornadoes hit alabama, georgia, florida, and south carolina on sunday. hundreds of homes and businesses were leveled. >> lee county, alabama, is ground zero for the devastation. at least 23 people were killed
in beauregard, alabama, where the county sheriff says it looks like someone took a giant knife and scraped the ground. cbs evening news anchor jeff glor has been reporting from beauregard. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: norah, good morning. the damage here is just unreal. we are outside the home of trooper robert burrows. his home was destroyed. burrows this morning was badly hurt. he's in the icu, in the hospital. we just spoke with his wife. she is hopeful he will pull through today. but he is one of the many, many affected by this terrible storm. >> the house exploded, and the force of the tornado snatched both the kids away from me. >> reporter: bobby kidd described the moments a tornado dragged his grandson, 6-year-old a.j. hernandez, away from his father. >> they were unable to find a.j.'s body for a while. he was able to find jordan, and
they started walking, looking for a.j. >> reporter: hernandez's brother, 10-year-old jordan griffin, was taken to the hospital along with his dad. both are expected to be okay. the national weather service says an ef-4 tornado was one of possibly two tornadoes that ripped through lee county, alabama. winds of up to 170 miles an hour. it is the deadliest tornado since the 2013 disaster in moore, oklahoma. >> early estimate, at least 24 miles long. i estimated the path at 0.87 miles. >> reporter: rescue workers have been searching the damage using k-9 units and drones to look for many that are still missing. at this church, neighbors came together to bring supplies to the needy. >> it's just really the kingdom of god work together for the good of everybody. >> reporter: in nearby smith station, shannon kelly broke down looking at what was left of the home she lived in for 20 years. >> i don't have a clue where to
start at. like, i don't even know -- >> pieces of my house was 300 yards down the road. >> reporter: in beauregard, we met joseph vernon. he lost his home and his neighbor and friend. >> my neighbor's house right here, we're finding stuff down there in their yard. >> reporter: joe said his family just finished rebuilding their house after it was lost in a fire. >> right where we're standing, we had a house burn. we just got rebuilt, re-established, and now this. >> reporter: here's a look from above this morning. you get a better scope of just how bad this damage is this tornado knifed through 24 miles of this area. the search and recovery efforts continue this morning, complicated a bit right now by the fact that a freeze warning continues until later this morning. john, back to you in new york. >> jeff, thank you so much.
what an extraordinary set of pictures. the white house is criticizing house democrats for widening their investigation of president trump. press secretary sarah sanders said, quote, their intimidation and abuse of american citizens is shameful. the president called it ridiculous but promised to cooperate. >> i cooperate all the time with everybody. and you know the beautiful thing? no collusion. it's all a hoax. >> the house judiciary committee wants documents from 81 trump associates and institutions, including the president's sons, former white house aide, and trump organization executives. paula reid is at the white house. quite a list. good morning. >> reporter: it is quite a list, jaung. and judiciary chairman jerry nadler says this investigation will look into possible obstruction, corruption, and abuse of power by the trump administration. those targeted in this document grab have just two weeks to comply. otherwise, they could be hit with a subpoena. the white house confirms it has
received the request and says they'll do everything they can to comply. but democrats may be hindered if the president wants to assert executive privilege over certain items. that could set off a lengthy courblan, doug collins, dismissed the wide-ranging investigation as, quote, recklessly prejudging the president. these investigations, washington continues to be on high alert for a final report from special counsel robert mueller. but nadler says he can't wait for mueller. he wants to begin gathering these documents to, quote, start building the public record. >> the urgency intensified. on a separate note, that's a beautiful live shot this morning. looks like a halo behind you. >> reporter: credit to our wonderful crew. >> gorgeous. thank you. well, sacramento police arrested at least 80 people overnight during protests over a deadly police shooting. dozens of people marched through an upscale neighborhood before
being confronted by officers in riot gear. some protesters were arrested on a freeway overpass. demonstrators are upset about a prosecutor's decision not to file charges against officers who shot stephon clark, an unarmed black man, last march. the officers said they thought his cell phone was a gun. for the second time in history, a patient apparently has been cured of hiv infection. his doctors say this proves a treatment that cured another man 12 years ago can be repeated. the patient was originally treated for leukemia, a form of cancer. he received a bone marrow transplant. the donor cells had a protein that's known to resist hiv. that's a virus that you know causes a.i.d.s. 18 months after the transplant, the patient who is anonymous, has no sign of hiv. the first patient to be cured, timothy ray brown, nearly died in the effort. dr. anthony fauche says, quote, this approach is risky, not feasible, and not scaleable,
meaning it could not be duplicated among a large number of patients. however, he does point out that it may have relev future attempts to use gene edits to treat a.i.d.s. while isis is on the brink of losing its last bit of territory in syria, the u.s. is also helping battle another terror threat in west africa. g jihadists pushed out of iraq and syria are going to africa and escalating violence there. the u.s. is training west african forces to fight back, but u.s. military cuts could leave the region vulnerable. first on "cbs this morning," debora patta takes us inside the training program. >> reporter: there is an eerie familiarity to this training exercise. west african soldiers creep stealthily along the wall of a hotel in burkina faso. inside, all hell breaks loose. the soldiers are being trained by.s special forces to storm
a hotel under attack by islamic extremists. it's not real but could so easily be, a scene played out with alarming frequency in west africa. burkina faso has become the epicenter for violent extremists bolstered by trained jihadists returning from iraq and syria. >> now there's a stream of trained fighters who are coming from that region and need some place to go. >> reporter: major general marcus hicks says the focus on isis has created an opportunity for other terror groups. >> al qaeda has been able to take advantage of the attention being paid to the middle east while they quietly build infrastructure and support here in africa. >> reporter: although the violence is surging, the u.s. is reducing its footprint in africa. the trump administration has already trimmed budgets by 10% with another cut in the works. but this training is seen as
crucial for both the security of the region and the u.s. eliminate the threat here now while it's small, then it won't spread to europe. it won't spread to the united states eventually. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," debora patta, burr ki faso. cbs news confirms four american tourists were killed along with a local pilot in a helicopter crash in kenya. the victims encollude three men from san diego, entrepreneurs asher burke and brandon staper, and businessman david mark baker. colorado political consultant kyle forti was also killed. the helicopter lost control and crashed sunday night on a remote island in lake turkana. the cause is under investigation. five days after suffering a massive stroke at his home in los angeles, beverly hills 90210 star buick perry died yesterday. he was just 52 years old. perry was surrounded by friends
and family, including his two young children. dr. tara narula is here, but first, "entertainment tonight" co-host kevin frazier looks bac. >> reporter: if the city of beverly hills wasn't already famous around the world -- >> you know, the tragedy of this country is the credence like you two end up running it. >> reporter: luke perry help put it on the map by playing bad boy heartthrob dylan mckay. condolences from his friends and 90210 co-stars flooded the internet monday. >> that is a bad guy. >> reporter: in the midst of his tv stardom, perry tried to avoid typecasting, first starring in the big-screen version of "buffy the vampire slayer," then playing aldhampion bull rider in the film "eight seconds." >> your mom and i are trying to
decide between pizza and chinese food. >> reporter: he made a successful return to television early 2017, playing the father of the main character in "riverdale." the show temporarily shut down production on monday. >> you guys are going to the dance together? >> we were talking about it. >> reporter: real life fatherhood inspired him to change his health regiment after a cancer scare four years ago. >> i'm a father of two children. i want to be with them as long as i can. i want to have as healthy a life as i can, spend as much time with them. >> reporter: his death cut that time tragically short and came as a shock to anyone who remembers him as the youthful rebel who epitomized the 1990s. >> like all television series, 902 will come and it will go. there's going to come a day when they say that's it. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," kevin los angeles. >> our dr. tara narula is here now to talk about the health behind this. doctor, 52 years old luke perry was. is that uncommon? is that extraordinary? >> so i think one of the misconceptions is that strokes are a disease of the elderly.
what i want to convey is this can happen to anyone at any age. and while we know that the risk of stroke does increase if you're over 65, three-quarters of strokes happen in populations over 65, the risk doubles every ten years over the age of 55. there's still a fair percentage of people who have strokes in their younger ages. we also have seen an increase in the incidents of strokes in a younger population. whether that's because we're diagnosing them more often or because there's an increase in risk factors, things like high blood pressure and diabetes. it's really unclear. but the big message to young people is, look, you need to understand that you're at risk. understand what your risk factors are. importantly, recognize symptoms. time is brain. every minute that goes by in a large stroke, you lose 2 million brain cells. this damage is irreversible. it's very important to act on symptoms, even if you think they go away, even if you think they're not a big deal. you need to get to the hospital because treatments require intervention in a short window of time.
>> symptoms like what? >> numbness or tingling in an arm or leg, inability to see well or confusion or trouble walking or difficulty with your speech or facial droop, lack of coordination, massive headache. any of those things. >> and 80% of strokes are preventable. >> yes. >> stop s>> exactly. controlling blood pressure, which is very important, stopping smoking, controlling your weight, diet, exercise. all the same things we talk about for heart disease. >> thank you. >> thank you, tara. very surprising to get that news yesterday. thank you. two young sisters who survived alone in the california wilderness for nearly two days are telling their story today. rescuers found caroline and leia carrico near grove state park. that was on sunday. the girls are now recovering at their home. they were found alive and very well about a mile and a half from their house. jamie yuccas is in los angeles with how the massive rescue effort went down. >> reporter: good morning. the girls' parents say it's normal for them to play
unsupervised on their 80-acre property, but this time around, the sisters found themselves in unfamiliar territory and unsure how to get home. >> i said to go a little farther. >> reporter: 5-year-old caroline and her 8-year-old sister leia went a little bit too far during a hike in the woods behinder that ho-- behind their home on friday. when they didn't return, their frantic parents reported them missing. >> awful. terrified and guilty. >> spent two days crying my eyes out, looking everywhere we could think of to look. >> reporter: while their parents feared the worst, older sister leia was going into survival mode. >> it was starting to drizzle, so i knew we had to find shelter fast. and we had my sister's we turned it sideways so each of us had an arm hole. >> reporter: realizing they couldn't make it home, leia tried to keep her little sister calm. >> my sister cried the whole
night, so i told her to think happy thoughts of our family, and i kept watch for most the night. >> i thought of going to the park with mommy and daddy. >> reporter: by saturday, a search effort was under way with more than 250 people from across the state. >> we heard helicopters, and we yelled at them. they couldn't hear us because they're loud. >> reporter: early sunday, firefighters spotted a trail of boot prints. >> we both popped out of the brush and slid under. there are these purple rain boots. i was like, oh, my gosh. >> reporter: the girls were dehydrated but otherwise okay. >> they saved each other. i'm the proudest mom. i raised superheroes. >> reporter: the parents say the girls have two years of wilderness survival training through their involvement in 4h. that's a national youth organization that provides educational programs for kids. leia even said she knows how to
make a fire, but she didn't have to use those skills this time around. >> wow. jamie, i mean, something as a mother when you hear her mother cry joy. >> tears of happiness. >> incredible. >> shout out to 4h. >> it stands for head, heart, health, and hands. now heroes. >> so for every stranded, we put one arm in one arm and we can cuddle together. i love that. leia and her sister. what a great job. >> happy ending. all right. patients who struggle with depression may soon have a new treatment option. ahead, how a nasal version of good tuesday morning. it is a wet start to the day. you will need your rain jacket an umbrella today as we are tracking a weather system to
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this is a kpix 5 morning news update. it is 7:26 am. i am michelle griego. protests over the shooting death of stephon clark led to the arrest of more than 80 people last night after the district attorney declined to file charges against the officers who shot and killed stephon clark last year. two days after ending their strike, oakland teachers and students are voicing their frustrations again as the ousd school board voted to cut more than $20 million from the budget. the san francisco board of supervisors is set to discuss placing an annual fee on vacant
welcome back. the south bay has been a struggle this morning. we have a handful of accidents from chp. give yourself extra time working your way in and out of san jose. south 280 and 101, there is a crash blocking the center divide. the number two lane from the left is blocked, the center lane has you slow and go coming- out the southbound 101 as you work your way northbound. there is a crash eastbound 80 at ashby. you we go again, the rain is back on high def doppler. most of us are getting the wet start to the day. we have widespread rain this morning, scattered showers this afternoon and this evening with heavy rain tomorrow morning, turning breezy and windy with an isolated thunderstorm possible. rain in scattered showers tomorrow, showers thursday morning and we dry out after that.
♪ ♪ you don't want to be distracted for this. welcome back to "cbs this morning." three things you could know this morning. a new study says there's no link between the measles vaccine and autism. the findings contradict anti-vaccination campaigns. danish researchers analyzed data from more than 650,000 children. think about that. huge. less than 1% of those who received the mmr vaccine were lat later diagnosed with autism. the world health organization this year listed vaccine hesitancy among its top threats to global health. gm says it plans to end production tomorrow at an ohio plant as part of a controversial
plan that has led to a legal battle with the united auto workers union. the location is the first of five north american plants the automaker wants to close by early next year. the plant will cut up to 15,000 jobs. the uaw sued gm last week saying the plant closings violate the terms of the current contract. gm is disputing this claim. a new battle royale multiplayer game is shattering records as it attracts enthusiasts from all around the world. it hit 50 million players just four weeks after it launched. that far outpaces the number of users fortnite secured when it first launched. the new free to play game is recommended for teens 14 and up due to the online chat function and violence. we are learning new details about this stunning twist in a good samaritan murder story that made national headlines. it happened in december. the initial report said that jacqueline smith was stabbed to death while giving money to a
panhandler. but yesterday, j a -- her husband and her daughter were charged with her murder. jericka duncan is here with more. talk about a plot twist. >> reporter: good morning. such a crazy story. jacquelyn and keith smith were married in 2014. friends and family said looking from the outside, they seemed like a loving couple, but those friends and family also say that when they learned about the details of her death, they did not believe her husband's story. a texas judge arraigned 52-year-old keith smith and his 28-year-old daughter valeria smith monday after they were charged with first-degree murder. police say they were arrested in texas sunday. authorities were concerned the pair was trying to flee over the mexico border. it's a stunning turnumped out t but i heard my wife screaming. >> reporter: smith initially told police his wife jacquelyn,
an engineer, was trying to give money to a panhandler at a traffic light when she was robbed and stabbed to death. in an emotional press conference with his daughter by his side, he said he watched the attack unfold. >> i hope it was worth it because you're going to answer to that one day. >> reporter: authorities now say it was all an act. >> it was not a panhandler, and the circumstances were very different. >> reporter: jacquelyn's brother says smith's story was suspect from the beginning. >> it was automatically, you know what, this story don't sound right. i asked him like, you know, why did you put the window down. he said he hit the auto button and it went douwn automatically. i said, why you didn't step on the gas and drive off. you know, i froze. >> reporter: jacquelyn's mother -- >> i knew it was phoney. i didn't believe her husband at all. i knew something else happened.
>> reporter: the story garnered nationwide attention. the mayor called it a black eye for her city. >> this person had actually used our city to do this kind of violence in a city that's already struggling with its own issues, and people really worried about how we continue. >> reporter: jacquelyn's brother says the family is still in shock. >> she put her trust and her heart -- you know, she gave her heart to somebody who obviously didn't deserve it. >> reporter: marcel says he affectionately called his sister "no risk" jackie because she was strong, knew what she wanted for herself and for her sons. police are not giving any details about a possible motive, and we're hearing that the two suspects are expected to be extradited back here to baltimore in the coming days. >> hopefully her brother can get some closure now.
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♪ the price of the same prescription drug can vary by hundreds or even thousands of dollars depending on where you buy it. nearly one in four americans struggle to pay for their medications. so far this year, the prices of more than 250 prescription drugs have jumped an average of 6%. first on "cbs this morning," anna warner shows us a new report on price differences at pharmacies nationwide. such an important story. good morning. >> right. good morning. and when a doctor prescribes medicine, it's hard to know how much you'll have to pay at the
pharmacy. well, the u.s. public interest research group surveyed hundreds of pharmacies. they found large price differences for identical medications. many americans need their life-saving medications no matter how much it costs. >> any time i eat anything, even with a small amount of sugar in it, i have to take insulin or my blood sugar goes really high. i could end up in a coma and be dead. >> reporter: like 30 million other americans with diabetes, brianna hamilton needs insulin to survive. last year she says she paid $60 for a 90-day supply of novolog pens, the brand she uses. when her insurance coverage changed this year -- >> i showed up to pay for my 90-day supply, and it was $1400. >> reporter: hamilton says the two types of insulin she uses plus supplies like needles and testing strips will now cost her a thousand dollars a month, even with a coupon from the manufacturer. until she hits her new insurance
plan's $3,000 deduct. >> i tried to do everything right financially, you know, get my degree, get a good job, and i still -- if i don't cut back on a lot of stuff, i could be homeless or dead without my insulin. and that's not fair. >> these real price variations we're seeing have huge health consequences for americans. >> reporter: adam gar ber is the consumer watchdog for the u.s. public interest research group. the group surveyed more than 250 pharmacies across the country for the cash prices of common medications. that's the price someone pays if they don't have insurance or are underinsured and do not qualify for coupons or savings programs sometimes offered by drug manufacturers. >> these prices are often how they determine how much insurers are going to pay for the drugs. it sort of sets the whole pricing scheme up. >> reporter: the study found consumers could save anywhere from $100 to $5400 a year just by price shopping. in ohio, they found the same
inhaler being sold for $11.99 at one pharmacy and $1,136 at a different pharmacy. in north carolina, a generic medicine to lower cholesterol could cost $7 or $393 depending on where it was purchased. in your study, was there any clear trend between bigger versus smaller pharmacies? >> you expect when you go to the bigger pharmacy you'll get a better deal, but our research found actually the smaller and independent pharmacies really consistently offered cheaper options for the same medications. >> reporter: this professor of pharmaceutical economics at the university of minnesota. >> at all levels of the marketplace from the manufacturer to the wholesaler to the retailer and then the insurer and the pharmacy benefit manager, they all kind of hide the prices, don't like to make their prices transparent or known to anyone. >> reporter: the national association of chain drugstores told us in a statement thathtra%
of prescriptions written, and these prices vary according to many factors, including the exact time when the drugs were purchased from the supplier, fluctuations in product supply, and thus pharmacies' costs and other factors throughout the supply chain. it also says surveys like this one don't take into account widely prevalent savings programs made available to patients who pay cash. but schondelmeyer says when it comes to the chains -- >> they know they have good name recognition and take advantage of that and do charge higher prices typically than your medications would cost at the local independent pharmacy. >> brianna hamilton says her family will be cutting back more and possibly move until her deductible kicks in. in response to growing concerns, eli lilly announced yesterday it will start selling a cheaper,
generic brand. >> so are there some tips that people can use in terms of finding the cheaper medications? >> so what they say is, look, you really do need to check the prices at your area pharmacies and make sure to check the smaller independent pharmacies. ask what the cash price is, if you didn't use your insurance. also, ask what you will pay if you do use your insurance. sometimes the cash price is actually cheaper than using your insurance. >> wow. >> i was surprised that the smaller, independent pharmacies would have better prices. >> well, yeah. large chains have name recognition, a lot of people coming there. sometimes they'll take loss leaders. they'll have a few medications they'll take a loss on so they can get other medications that are more expensive. >> most people would expect a few dolla i >> and it depends on whether your insurance comes into play. ask about those different types of prices, which gets really
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♪ ♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, march 5th, 2019. welcome back to "cbs this morning." ahead -- survivors of a deadly alabama tornado talk about returning to their homes and starting a massive cleanup. plus, what could be the safest country in the world to have a baby. see how finland takes care of its parents in honor of our special series "the world of mothers." here's today's eye opener at 8:00. starting a cleanup that will take weeks after this country's deadliest tornado outbreak in nearly six years. >> the damage is just unreal. this tornado knifed through 24a. >> those targeted in this document grab have just two weeks to comply. the white house confirms it has
received the request. >> although the violence is surging in africa, the trump administration has already trimmed budgets by 10%. >> beverly hills 90210 star luke perry died yesterday. >> 52 years old. is that extraordinary? >> strokes are misconceived as a disease of the elderly. this can happen to anyone at any age. >> the girl's parents say it's normal for them to play unsupervised but this time the sisters found themselves unsure how to get home. >> bernie sanders this weekend, sanders held two big rallies. on saturday, in brooklyn. >> i did not come from a family that gave me a $200,000 allowance every year. as i recall, my allowance was 25 cents a week. in my day, we got 25 cents for allowance. and we didn't have your fancy subways with the electric engines. we had to stick our feet out of the subway car in flintstone.
>> he's got it down. he's got the brooklyn accent down. >> 25 cents does seem very, very little, regardless of what time period. >> the older candidate. >> very funny. >> excited for the bernie joebs coming back. ian intense cleanup is unde way after sunday's tornado outbreak swept the region. lee county, alabama, is mourning 23 lives lost in the deadliest day of tornadoes since 2013. >> all 23 of the victim died in a one square mile area of beauregard, alabama. they include at least three little children, including a 6-year-old and 10-year-old. rescuers are searching for dozens of people still missing at this hour. omar villafranca has seen the damage in smith station, just east of beauregard and joins us with the latest from there. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as you can see with all the damage around me, lee county will have a very, very long road
to recovery. we spoke to residents in smith station yesterday and they are waking up, of course, to their homes destroyed. cars damaged. for some, everything they own littered on their front lawn. now kim serda showed us what's left of her home. she took shelter in her bedroom closet during the tornado and barely survived by clinging on to a shoe rack. >> i could feel the pressure building up. my ears popping and i heard the window over there blow. and when it blew, this thing shot up and i was being sucked up into the attic. i was this high off the ground. >> how loud was it? >> it's just undescribable. it blew out my back bathroom. everywhere you look, there's a tree somewhere in or on my house. >> how is your family? >> we're fine. >> everybody is okay? >> everybody is fine. we've got cuts and my husband -- something hit him in the back and my back is sore but i think it's from the pressure, but
we're fine. we're alive. >> reporter: emergency responders are searching for more victims or survivors using dogs and heat detecting drones. but there's still a massive amount of debris to sift through. people in the hardest hit area beauregard had about ten minutes of warning before that tornado hit. while that is shorter than the national average of about 14 minutes, it's partly because that tornado was moving very fast. there's also some conflicting reports on whether the tornado sirens actually went off here in lee county. and what's interesting is the emergency management director says she is pretty sure that they did. >> investigators will be looking to confirm that. unbelievable what kim and her family experienced. they are among the lucky ones who survived. omar, thank you. the fda is expected to approve the first new class of depression medication in decades. it's a nasal spray version of
esketamine. dr. jon lapook joins us with more. >> more than 16 million adults suffer from major depressive disorder. they are treatment resistant. they live in pain that can be unbearable. some are so desperate they may self-medicate with opiates or even turn to suicide. now a medication that's been around for 50 years could give hope to patients who could not find relief from current anti depressants. kayla snyder is getting ready for an upcoming visit with her family. less than a year ago, she couldn't even leave her apartment. >> every three to six months i have a severe depressive episode which includes not getting out of bed for a week to two weeks, not showering, not eating. >> her childhood in new jersey appeared to be happy. but things began to fall apart when she left home for college. >> i didn't know what i was doing in life. what my purpose was. i thought something was wrong with me.
>> anti-depressants didn't help much. and over the next five years, kayla got so desperate, she tried to kill herself three times. then she started ketamine infusions at this clinic. >> i didn't have suicidal thoughts every day, which i used to have, and i just felt a weight lifted off my shoulders. >> traditional anti-depressants work on neurotransmitters that help nerves in the brain communicate. ketamine targets a difference one gould glutamate and works much faster than other drugs. >> what we've heard from patients who have gotten ketamine is, wow, this is what it feels like to be normal. they never thought they were going to feel that way again. it's very dramatic. >> reporter: dr. dennis charney the street where it's called special k. how does it make people feel there? >> what the individual is
looking for when they take special k is a feeling of highness, an out of body experience. and this in general was not a major issue when you take the lower doses that are needed to feel better from depression. >> each of kayla's current treatments costs $475. and they are not reimbursed by insurance. if the fda approves the nasal spray version, it will likely be covered. for kayla, that's reason enough to see if it works just as well as the infusions. >> it really helps your entire life. not just, oh, let's get high for an hour and then go back to a depressing life. it's more -- it changes your life in a positive way. >> this newest spray has to be administered under a doctor's supervision and is only for those who have failed at least two anti-depressants. dr. charney says if anti-depressants are working for you, stick with them. >> this sounds really promising.
what are the risks associated with the ketamine spray? >> oversaidation, blood pressure and pulse can go up. with any new treatment you have to follow it as more patients are being treated and find if there are new side effects and how effective it is. >> how long does the treatment last? >> it's been given in varying doses. can be once a week, twice a week as a spray and sometimes you have to keep giving it week after week after week and it can wear off. one of the things we'll see is, can you stop or do you have to just keep giving it over time. so a lot of questions remain unanswered. it's something for people who are so depressed. and they have that feeling. my patients who have that say it's like you're sinking to the bottom of the earth and there's no stopping you. and one of the things the anti-depressants that work, it gives your feet a bottom. maybe it's not a happy pill but you'll not sink lower than that. that feeling of stability means a lot. >> just to give people hope. thank you, jon. cases of alleged sex abuse
in the headlines are raising awareness of how that abuse is sometimes kept hidden for a very long period of time. ahead, a clinical psychologist with decades of experience tells us w good tuesday morning. we have a wet start to the day. you will need your rain jacket and umbrella today as we are tracking a weather system to moves in today and tomorrow. you can expect wide, light rain this morning with heavy rain tomorrow morning, breezy to winter with an isolated thunderstorm. we dry out with sun by the end of the week.
how one of the largest drug store chains is getting part of the blame. and a look at child care in finland. >> i'm about to become a mother for the second time. i've come to the country that statistics show could be the best place in the world to be a mother. part of the reason for that is emergency drills like this one. that story coming up on "cbs this morning." let's go. bye, mom. thanks for breakfsat, mom.
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in our series, the world of mothers, we look at what motherhood means in difference countries around the globe. this morning we're going to finland which is consistently ranked one of the best places to be a mom. the country's praise for its low infant and mother mortality rates, paid maternity leave and health care and day care systems. as holly williams found out, the government of w moms a big old gift. she joins us from istanbul,
turkey, where she's based. holly, good morning. >> good morning. as you can probably see, i am b month so i'm no longer doing any travel for work but a few weeks ago, i went to finland to see what exactly they are getting right when it comes to motherhood and how they're doing it. a woman in labor has gone into cardiac arrest. these medics need to save her life and her baby. but this patient is just a mannequin, and here at helsinki university hospital, they hold emergency drills like this one once a week. finland's health care system has helped give it the lowest maternal death r and it's available here to everyone for next to nothing. dr. iden techi.
every woman gets a private room and the option of a water birth. >> 100 euros you will pay and of that you'll get almost 50% back as reimbursement. >> that's under $60 to have a baby compared with the u.s. where the average natural birth costs over $12,000. and insurance doesn't cover all of it. can what finland is doing be replicated in a country like the u.s.? >> definitely. >> you are saying there's no reason that the u.s. can't achieve this? >> no. no reason. just pure politics. >> the maternal death rate in d, they'ut it in y doubled half. at a play group in helsinki, we met laura smith from detroit who is living here with her finnish husband and their ten-month-old baby ella. maternal death rates are even higher for african-american women.
one of the reasons she chose to have ella in finland instead of back home. >> my concerns mattered. my voice mattered. they saw me. they took care of me no matter what i look like. and that's something i couldn't be certain about in the states. so when you come back -- >> reporter: mother and baby are also entitled to free checkups. >> these are vaccinations. >> reporter: and when ella goes to day care, that will cost less than $100 a week. it's all paid for with tax dollars. the wealthy hand over much more in finland than the u.s. >> we are collecting a lot of taxes, but if you go and ask from the thifinns, are they oka with it, everybody says, yes. we have good use with that system. >> reporter: the system began in the 1930s when finland started handing out free baby boxes to new families filled with basic necessities. >> oh, look.
it's a baby -- >> reporter: they're still giving them out today. the box doubles as a cot. and the government also wants parents to spend time with their babies. in finland, you're guaranteed around four months paid maternity leave by law. and parents can split another six months paid parental leave, though not at the same time. for ellen and julian, that's more time spent with their three daughters. >> in some parts of the u.s., you get no paid maternity leave. >> how do you do then? >> reporter: the long, frozen winter in finland is hard. but this is one country where they are trying to make parenthood easier. nobody who we met in finland bragged about their success. rather, they are trying to figure out how to improve things further. by encouraging more fathers to take paternity leave and that government minister who you just saw is trying to figure out how
to encourage finns to have more babies because despite all of those benefits, the birth rate in finland is declining. gayle? >> that's an interesting nugget. thank you. holly williams reporting from istanbul. tomorrow on cbs this morning, we continue our world of mother series in kenya. we'll take you to a tiny village in northern kenya where young women have escaped domestic violence and are learning to become mothers in areas where men are banned. i like how they're thinking in finland. >> i was there last summer. mothers could drop off their children in a park and there are paid nannies to take care of the kids. >> society needs to decide how they're going to pay for it? 24% sales tax. i'm reading the minimum tax rate, individual tax rate is about 25%. and so if americans decide they want to pay more and they trust their government to do that, these are the outcomes you can have. america has made a different
choice. >> and some have say they've made the choice have to 50 million uninsured and they've decided that's okay. so it's certainly something -- >> also a much smaller country. >> that's why we do these stories. >> they are talkers. >> see, children are valuable, and they are. in the days leading up to international women's day on friday, the cbs this morning podcast is featuring conversations with inspiring and influential women. today, ruth carter. the first black american to win an oscar for best costume design. go, ruth. she discusses how she created the iconic looks for the superhero blockbuster "black panther." ruth has been at it a long time. kudos to her. listen wherever you like to get your podcast. social media influencers go as far as they can to change our behavior. new evidence that children's eating is affected by what they see online. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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this is a kpix 5 morning news update. i am kenny choi. protests over the shooting death of stephon clark led to the arrests of more than 80 people in sacramento last night after the district attorney declined to file charges against the officers who shot and killed stephon clark last year. the judge struck down cash bail for people arrested in san francisco but not arraigned yet. the judge said she would issue an injunction barring the sheriff's department from using the bell schedule. milpitas police say they are experiencing a record
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avenue. heading into the city via 280 we have a crash blocking the center lane just before you head over to 101. it looks like 101 is slow and go in both directions. caltrain is dealing with delays. northbound trains are about 15 minutes behind schedule. bart is on time with no delays. we have brake lights working your way to the toll plaza and the north 880 commute is busy in oakland. we are tracking the rain on high def doppler. we are looking at scattered showers through the afternoon and this evening. widespread rain this morning, g eezy to windy with an this isolated thunderstorm possible. rain in scattered showers tomorrow. we have a few showers on thursday morning, we dry out after that. check out friday and the
♪ ♪ >> who thinks this is funny?a l. throwing slices of cheese at baby's faces is a bizarre new trend on social media. it appears some people find it very entertaining. they say, say cheese, and throw the cheese. a company by the #cheese started on twitter as you might expect. it is getting mixed reaction from parents. i think -- i don't know about your child's reaction, bianna, the best line, don't try that with a block of parmesan. i get it, i think it's kind of funny. >> very good. >> have you tried that at home? >> no, but --
>> gracie, emery, maya. >> stay tuned to @noraho'donnell. >> it's proof that mankind can make progress. welcome to cbs this morning. here's the headlines. news and world report says the fda is cracking down on retails that it says sells to back doe to teens, they're accusing walgreens, family dollar, circle k,well mart and others of selling tobacco to minors. 40 companies, whether flavored e-cigarette products are being illegal le marketed. >> reports on research social media influencers may sway kids to eat more calories. the study in the journal pediatrics found children who saw an influencer with unhealthy foods consumed 26% more in calories, total calories than kids who saw influencers with nonfood products and ate morezoo
jeff bezos is being confronted by moms who work there and are commanding backup day care. the women claim a lack of day care support can derail the careers of talented women. amazon said it provides valuable benefits to its u.s. workers, including health benefits that begin on the first day, flexible paid leave for new parents and discounts at day care centers across the country. bloomberg also reports on camera that can potentially spot shoplifters. he don't look suspicious. look around, look around. store employees are alerted about potential thieves. if the shopper is asked if they need help, they may not steal anything. >> and "the new york times" reports oprah winfrey spoke with wade robson and james safechuck
about who say michael jackson sexually abused them while they were children. it followed a screening of the hbo documentary called "leaving neverland," winfrey spoke with the director, and safe chuck was asked if he had forgiven jackson. >> i felt guilt this weekend for -- like i let him down. like it's still there. that shadow is still there. >> you let him down how, by speaking up? >> yeah. it's still there. and it just creeps ouof allegat. the estate is suing hbo for $100 million. leaving neverland is also shedding light on why people who say they are child sex abuse survivors may not come forward. and it's prompting many parents to discuss how they can protect their own children. in the film wade robson explains why he waited more than two decades to accuse michael
jackson of abuse. >> i didn't believe or understand that the sexual stuff that happened between michael and i was abuse. at that point it was -- i loved michael. michael loved me. this was something that happened between us. that's it. i had absolutely no understanding that i was affected. or any feeling that i was affected negatively. it is estated that in nellegati girls and one in 53 boys are sexually abused or assaulted by an adult. dr. veronique valliere is a clinical psychologist working with offenders and survivors of child sexual abuse, she's trained prosecutors and law enforcement how to interview the victims which she joins us at the table. i had you on speed dial last weekend because i had questions about how to interview the
victims. i thank you, you were very, very helpful to me. >> appreciate that. >> one of the things you pointed out was that wade and james, and most sexual abusers, or many of them, take some time to come forward. and they will lie on the stand. as these boys admitted. repeatedly. you were not surprised to hear that. >> oh, absolutely not. i mean, when you think about it, no is the easiest lie to tell, first of all, but second of all the layers of choice to protect are very deep with victims. there's a self-protection, of shame, and blame. they may feel responsible or culpable for the abuse, especially if the offender grooms them with saying, you know, this is our secret. we'll go to jail. >> you said it's harder for boys in particular too. >> right. >> why? >> well, especially back when michael jackson was being accused, home sexuality was more
shameful and so there's things that go with boys, including they're not socialized to talk about vulnerability or they have a greater sexual response. a lot of their sexual abuse doesn't hurt and produces a sexual response in the child which can be very confusing. >> i'm reminded of the larry nassar scandal, when this doctor was abusing these children too, some of them were doctors themselves, and the parents. how do parents not know and how do parents look for the warning signs, even by somebody powerful that they respect? >> that used on a question for me, a struggle for me when i first started this work with offenders. when i finally understood how doo deeply killed they are at exploiting, weaponizing, thingsd niceness, they exploit all the things that we consider, make us good people. >> you said beware the power of nice. >> right. >> what do you mean, what do you mean? >> nice is an extremely powerful
weapon. it's very controlling. if you don't reciprocate in niceness, it makes you the problem. if you're not nice back and it also -- we attribute a lot of character traits and things like kindness and honesty and truthfulness to niceness when nice is a very superficial behavior. >> michael jackson was such an idiosyncratic character, but as norah points out in the james that'sic association, the catholic church. how do parents talk to their children to keep this from happening in the first place? >> well, first of all, pay attention if someone's paying too much attention to your child. don't be star struck by that kind of attention.tet somebody your child. look for presents that are unexplained or reluctance with your child to communicate with you or a change of attachment. but most of all, if -- understand that parents can be groomed just as well. i mean, they can be manipulated.
they can be tricked. and if your gut is telling you something's off, something's off. don't talk yourself out of that. as well as -- i'm sorry. >> no, go ahead. >> we need to educate kids about what's healthy in terms of sexuality and when to say yes, and what -- and give them agency over their body, and not to treat sex like a dark secret because that pervades their ability to come talk about it to us. >> well, i was just going to ask you about that. one of the things we heard from both of those eaccusers, they didn't know anything, didn't understand what was happening with their bodies, when should gh havintalk to children about what >> children on up need to learn the right words for body parts so when they tell they won't be confused, not be forced to hug people, learn how to respect sexuality and intimacy and the choices and the difference between privacy and secrecy.
we also have to rid ourselves of this narrative we have about sexual abuse that it's violent and frightening, and easily identifiable because even adult victims of sexual assault often do not know they were sexually assaulted because it doesn't meet their narrative of what rape or ass >> they go back to their abuser too. who you do you explain that? >> they form a true attachment of love and we forget that the abuse is only a component of the overall relationship. so the offender may provide them other things like feeling special, feeling loved, giving them gifts. all the things that would require a loss of the individual if they tell. >> these are such helpful tips and discussions and we should also note, too, that i think pediatricians are required, starting at a certain age, to have this discussion alone with the child to ask them if they are being touched inappropriately by people. that is required. >> it's important to ask but it's also important to recognize
the barriers to disclosure, even if the -- >> even with a doctor they trust, good point. dr. veronique valliere, thank pyou. sexual assault hot line available 24/7 for anyone that needs. we have widespread rain this morning turning to scattered showers this afternoon and evening. a stronger storm system with heavy rain kicks in tomorrow morning. that means it will be breezy, feshowers thursday morning and then we dry out. check out friday to the weekend, more sunshine coming soon. ♪ i paid the price you pay too much.
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you should the sorting going? >> great, i chose the must-keep items. you're right. it feels good to get rid of stuff. >> you see, that's the virtue of a clean living space. >> don't go there! >> why? you didn't get rid of anything? >> i'm sorry, i tried. i just can't. >> we need to nip this in the bud before you become a hoarder. >> that's a scene from the show "fresh off the boat" tackles the idea that clutter can clear your life. gretchen rubin has investigated it for the past decade. her books have sold more than 3.5 million copies. and happier with gretchen rubin has 66 million downloads. her book outer order, inner
calm. by the way, gayle has left, we haven't decluttered the table. she's off on assignment. what is "outer order?" >> outer order is when we've cleared away things that are clogging our space. we've gotten rid of things we don't need. don't love. some people want more, they need abundance. some people love simplicity. but it's getting in the way of our happiness. >> why does it make you happy? >> because there's a focus with inner calm. not everybody feels this way. some people are truly clutter blind. they don't see it, they don't care. but for most people, it gets rid of bad feelings. it makes you feel more engaged with your things. you can find things easier. >> for most people it's daunting and getting rid of things that
clutter up their life. what's the first step to climb this evertest? >> the first thing is to get organized. you want to get rid of everything you don't need or love, and then you don't need a filing cabinets. if you don't use it, need it or love it, why do you have it? it's the cord to nowhere, nothing, can you get rid o nothing, you can get rid of that. >> you actually start with the closet which is where most of us keep what we don't need. you go through does it fit, it comfortable, does it add beauty? only after that, can you create essentially order, why do you have to make a choice first? >> well, in the choice, it's hard. it's emotionally draining.
once all of that stuff is wiped away, given away, recycled, donated. that's where you figure out how do i organize things to find them so they make sense, look appealing. if you start by organizing things, then you organize things that you don't need to keep at all. that's just extra work and you don't have the room for it on your shelves. >> what if you keep things because some day you'll like this thing? >> those are some day, some times. some day, is someone really going to wantou 15-yeai k this is a suit you that wore right out of law school. some day, someone is not going to want that. >> and you also said be a tourist in your own home. that was helpful. go through every single drawer and examine whether you need something. >> a lot of us have whole areas what is under that bed. i have no idea. you didn't even know you had
them. >> number four, you say cultivate helpful hablts. >> one great habit is the one-minute rule. anything you can do in less than a minute do without delays. if you can hang up your coat instead of throwing it on the chair. if you can rip up a letter and put it in recycling. that just gets rid of that scum of stuff. it's easy to work in a very easy life. >> i can make my bed in about 20 seconds. >> you there go. >> i read that book bedmaker -- >> yes. >> for me, making the bed, i have control over that. >> yes, exactly. that's the connection between outer order and inner calm, making your bed gives you that feeling of starting off the day in the right way. >> why does every room need to have something purple? >> something purple means something wlimhimsical, somethi special. oversized, sparkling.
every room should have something that makes it feel fun. >> but i think that's everything in the room. >> are you a little bit of a clutterer -- >> i'm a little bit of a hoarder. and ann is watching all of those political t-shirts from the early 1990s that i should be getting rid of them. i kept it and 25 years later, it's paying off. >> here's what i say about that% t-shirt collection. they really, really want to keep the t-shirt collection, but they keep it in the main closet. your main closet is the most important real estate.
this is a kpix 5 news morning update. i am kenny choi. protests over the shooting death of stephon clark led to the arrests of more than 80 people in sacramento last night after the district attorney declined to file charges against the officers who shot and killed stephon clark last year. the santa rosa city council will sign off on a local emergency in a few hours because the laguna wastewater treatment plant was implanted by flooding and sewer flow rates coming into it were higher than ever recorded. later today, the city council in san jose will vote to toughen up its wage theft ordinance to protect construction workers and close loopholes. we will have updates throughout the day on your favorite platforms and our website, kpix.com.
welcome back. it is still a busy rybak this morning as you work your way out and about, especially to the east bay. we have a trouble spot on 580 right around coolidge. it is blocking at least the center lane. traffic is very slow in that direction. expect delays. we have stopping go connections on westbound 24 as you connect to 13. looking at traffic on the bay
bridge, traffic is very slow. westbound has brake lights from the maze. it is a ride there. a crash in the south bay, south 680 is over to the right shoulder but busy on 680 and 101. the rain has returned to the bay area. high def doppler shows you if you are not getting the rain right now, just way. the rain will continue to move east into the bay area. your weather headlines, widespread rain this morning with scattered showers this afternoon and this evening. heavy rain comes in late tonight into tomorrow morning for breezy to windy conditions with an isolated thunderstorm possible. rain to scattered showers today and tomorrow, a few showers thursday morning and we dry out after that. we are dry as we head into the weekend.
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