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>> that's the overnight news for from the cbs cbs captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, march 14th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." grounded. the u.s. suspends boeing's 737 max 8 and max 9 jets. what finally prompted the emergency order by the faa. bomb cyclone. a powerful storm hits the rockies and the plains with heavy snow and high winds. beto o'rourke indicates he may run for president.
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♪ good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. airlines in the u.s. are working to rebook passengers this morning after the faa suspended boeing's 737 max 8 and 9 airplanes. the u.s. was one of the last holdouts in grounding the jets following the ethiopian airlines crash sunday. authorities cited new data when they issued the emergency order yesterday. wendy gillette is here in new york with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. 40 countries have banned the max planes. boeing's new version of its airliner debuted in 2017 and was a big seller. 350 of the planes have been delivered, and another 4,600 are on backlog. its success is now in question. one by one, the last of the boeing 737 max 8s landed safely throughout the united states. they were in the air when president trump announced -- >> we're going to be issuing an
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emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 max 8 and the 737 ma eporr:rounding came three days after the crash of ethiopian airlines flight 302 on sunday. 157 people died including eight americans. the faa said it had new satellite information that showed the flight track was very similar to that of the lion air boeing 737 max 8 that crashed in october. physical evidence found in ethiopia showed additional similarities. >> the safety of the american people and all people is our paramount concern. >> reporter: despite some cancelations and delays, travelers were mostly pleased with the decision. >> if there's any fear of malfunction or a problem, like you got to do safety first. i don't care how late i'm going to be, as long as i get there. >> 100% a great idea. i would rather be safe than
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sorry. >> reporter: while the cause is still under investigation, lawmakers on capitol hill want to hear from boeing. >> the head of boeing has to tell congress what that company knew about these defects. >> reporter: the planes' black boxes were sent to france for analysis after german investigators said they didn't have the proper software. boeing says it has full confidence in the safety of the 737 max, but the company is supporting the worldwide grounding of its planes out of an abundance of caution. anne-marie? >> all right. thank you so much. millions of people are digging out this morning after a powerful storm known as a bomb cyclone slammed parts of the rockies and the plains. it caused whiteout conditions for drivers across colorado yesterday. the governor issued a state of emergency, calling in the national guard to help stranded drivers. the storm also brought strong winds to the area. >> my tree just fell down. >> the same system slammed new mexico with tornadoes. the national weather service
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believes a tornado touched down in the town of dexter. something very rare in new mexico this time of year. a blizzard warning in effect for half a dozen states in the upper midwest. meteorologist chris shaffer of our minneapolis station wcco is tracking what we're in for next. we're dealing with another monster storm in the country. flooding concerns from minnesota down to the gulf. the hot topic has been the blizzard conditions. reports of four feet of snow in some of the mountains around denver, colorado. wind gusts of 80 miles per hour. you see the blizzard warning stretches up to parts of northwestern minnesota. now this storm will be pushing toward the east as the low does scoot to the northeast. the snow will start to wrap up, pushing over the dakotas with those blizzard conditions continuing. there will be a line of thunderstorms heading toward the east coast. some of which could be severe. but that storm system will eventually be clearing out to the northeast, and things will be settling down over the next couple of days. as far as the feel of things,
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cold air is going to wrap in behind that storm, so denver will be lucky to get to a high of 29 degrees. as you head farther east, highs will be in the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. the good news with that, warm enough to keep it liquid and not accumulating snow. i'm meteorologist chris shaffer, cbs news. former texas congressman beto o'rourke is expected to officially announce this morning that he's running for president in 2020. o'rourke sent a text to a texas tv station yesterday saying that he's running. he told "vanity fair" in an article published yesterday that he was just born to be in it. and for the first time we are hearing from one of the students who allegedly benefited from a massive college admissions scandal. the son of marketing executive jane buckingham told the "hollywood reporter," "i am upset that i was unknowingly involved in a large scheme that helps give kids who may not work as hard as others an advantage." also charged, actresses felicity huffman and lori loughlin.
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chris martinez reports. >> reporter: "full house" actress lori loughlin was released from federal custody in los angeles on $1 million bond wednesday afternoon. she's charged with conspiracy and fraud in a sweeping college bribery scam. loughlin replied only "yes" to questions from the judge. loughlin and her husband, fashion designer mossimo giannulli, are accused of paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the university of southern california. the girls were portrayed as gifted rowers even though they had never participated in the sport. >> make no mistake, this is not a case where parents were acting in the best interests of their children. >> reporter: loughlin along with "desperate housewives" felicity huffman were among dozens who allegedly paid millions to gain their children admission to elite colleges and universities. >> these were parents cutting the line illegally and taking their kids along for the ride, by the way. >> reporter: loughlin surrendered to authorities here in los angeles. she was reportedly filming in vancouver when fbi agents carried out the massive sting on
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tuesday. on "cbs this morning," legal analyst rikki klieman discussed the consequences for the parents. >> i think the parents are facing serious time, by that i mean prison time. >> they could go to jail for this? >> we're talking the parents. >> reporter: more charges could come in the weeks and months ahead now that the man at the center of the scheme, william singer, has pled guilty and is cooperating with authorities. chris martinez, cbs news. today the senate is expected to vote against the president's declaration of emergency at the border. republicans say today's vote would result in congress sending the president a resolution blocking the border emergency that he proclaimed last month. the house has already approved the measure. senate approval would force mr. trump to use a veto to build the southern wall. paul manafort is facing new legal trouble, the state of new
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york charged the president's former campaign chairman with mortgage fraud, conspiracy, and falsifying business records. the move came after manafort was sentenced yesterday to 3.5 years in a related case in d.c. it remains unclear if president trump will pardon manafort for the federal crimes. those powers, however, do not extend to state crimes. >> it certainly appears to be an attempt by the manhattan d.a., cy vance, to make sure that mr. manafort is prosecuted and perhaps serves prison time even if he is pardoned. >> manafort was one of special counsel robert mueller's first targets. combined yesterday's sentence with his virginia sentence from last week, manafort will now spend more than seven years behind bars. and a man accused of being a top mob boss has been shot and killed in new york city. francesco cali was found with multiple gunshot wounds last night on staten island. police say the shooter drove by in a pickup truck and opened fire on cali before then running him over.
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authorities say cali was a high-ranking member of the gambino crime family and is believed to be the acting boss. so far no arrests have been made. coming up on the "morning news" now, there's a race to save children after the collapse of a building in nigeria that housed a school. actor jussie smollett is due in court today amid questions over actions by the state's attorney in the case. this is the "cbs morning news." itso chantix can help you quit "slow turkey." along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting so when the day arrives, you'll be more ready to kiss cigarettes goodbye. when you try to quit smoking, with or without chantix. you may have nicotine withdrawal symptoms. stop chantix and get help right away if you have changes in behavior or thinking, aggression, hostility, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts or actions, seizures, new or worse heart or blood vessel problems, sleepwalking, or life- threatening allergic and skin reactions. decrease alcohol use. use caution driving or operating machinery.
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and parliament has already voted twice against a deal put forth by prime minister theresa may. >> i continue to believe that by far the best outcome is that the united kingdom leaves the european union in an orderly fashion with a deal. >> exiting without a deal could cause major disruptions for businesses and people in the united kingdom as well as the other 27 countries in the e.u. "the new york times" reports on the desperate search for survivors in lagos, nigeria, after the collapse of a three-story building housing a school. as many as 100 children may have been in the school when the building suddenly collapsed yesterday. at least eight people have been found dead, and at least 37 others were pulled from the debris alive. the crowd cheered as rescuers carried a young girl out of the rubble. government officials say the building was classified as residential, and the school was operating illegally. the building had been marked for
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demolition. "the chicago tribune" reports cook county's top prosecutor asked superintendent eddie johnson to turn the investigation into the alleged attack on jussie smollett over to the fbi. e-mail and text messages driven to the "tribune" reportedly show that state's attorney kim foxx contacted johnson. it came after foxx was contacted by former first lady michelle obama's chief of staff, tina tchen. now tchen said smollett's family had unspecified concerns about the investigation. the exchanges reportedly took place before smollett was accused of lying to police and staging the attack. foxx later recused herself from the case. smollett is expected to enter a plea today. and the "tampa bay times" says weeks after the mayor of port richey, florida, was arrested, the acting mayor is also under arrest. acting mayor terrence rowe was taken into custody on several charges including obstruction of justice.
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the country. ♪ on the cbs "money watch" now, a reported investigation of facebook, and new restrictions for e-cigarettes. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. in the earnings lineup, two tech companies report financial results today -- oracle and adobe. other notable earnings include dollar general, broadcom, docusign and ulta. here's on wall street the dow gained 148, the s&p 19, and the nasdaq gained 52. federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into large technology companies. companies including apple and amazon entered into partnerships with facebook, gaining broad access to the personal
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information of hundreds of millions of facebook users, sometimes without consent. facebook says it's cooperating with investigators. it comes as facebook grapples with the largest outage ever. investigators now say power lines sparked one of the largest wildfires in california history. the fires that started in december of 2017 scorched more than 440 miles in ventura and santa barbara counties. a new report says high winds came into contact with southern california edison power lines. edison previously acknowledged its equipment likely started the fire. the fire destroyed more than 1,000 structures. at least two people were killed. fiat chrysler is recalling nearly 863,000 vehicles in the u.s. after some did not meet federal emissions standards. the recall includes several models of the dodge journey, chrysler 220, dodge avenger, dodge caliber, and jeep compass and patriot. some going back to the 2011 model year.
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the automaker has started contacting affected customers to schedule repairs. owners of the affected vehicles will still be able to drive their cars. and the fda has set limits on retail sales of flavored e-cigarettes. under the new restrictions, convenience stores and gas stations will be banned from selling most of these products. the move is aimed at limiting avors most popular amo children the devices surged last year. anne-marie? >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> all right. thank you. still to come, a step ahead. how a young dancer overcame a rare infection to do what she loves. e loves. narrator: in utah, you're livin' on mountain time
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♪ that's 8-year-old tessa puma doing what few thought she would ever do again, dance. the little ohio girl was winning dance competitions when she was 5. the next year she was diagnosed with a potentially fatal infection. her left leg had to be amputated. doctors gave her only a 20% chance of survival, but her parents just hoped that she would walk again. well, tessa had other ideas. she wanted to dance. and with a prosthetic leg, she's not only dancing, she's competing, as well. >> what do you say to young people going through difficult times? >> never give up. >> tessa says that she wants to be a dance teacher when she grows up. and a young girl living a dream, that's one story. we've got another story. an old man celebrating a special birthday. >> yeah, i'm surprised. >> friends and family of bobie
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miller threw him a surprise 90th birthday party yesterday at the whataburger in spring, texas. miller and his friends make up a group called retired old men eating out, r.o.m.e.o. they come every day. the restaurant holds a special place in his heart,and it's where he and his wife of 69 years would often come. she died just last year. >> whataburger is the essence of life for all the people that are here this morning. and it's probably what got my dad through the loss of my mom. >> miller's daughter says that there's no other place her dad would have wanted to celebrate his birthday. coming up on "cbs this morning," in our ongoing series "note to self," the host of "top chef," padma lakshmi shares thoughts to her 5-year-old self. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." hares thoughts to her 5-year-old self. fact is, every insurance company hopes you drive safely.
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our top stories this morning -- the u.s. has joined more than 40 countries grounding the boeing 737 max 8 and max 9 planes following the ethiopian airlines crash. the faa issued an emergency order yesterday. the agency said it was based on new satellite information about the track of the ethiopian flight. a powerful winter storm hammered the rockies and the plains. the national guard is being asked to help stranded drivers on colorado highways, and there were widespread power outages. denver's airport shut down all runways yesterday. and more than 1,300 flights were canceled. a federal judge in new york has jumped into the debates over measles vaccinations. with cases rising locally, he essentially told dozens of private school parents no shots, no school.
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here's dr. jon lapook. >> reporter: the 50 unvaccinated students are barred from attending the green meadow waldorf school for at least three weeks. the judge said it's important to protect public health and ruled those unvaccinated kids must stay at home. parent beatrice burgess agrees with the judge's ruling. >> i believe that he's trying to mitigate a potential further outbreak. and he's trying to keep everybody safe. >> reporter: a new case in rockland county brought the total to 146, and this year the cdc has reported 228 cases in 12 states. the rockland outbreak was centered in an orthodox jewish community. almost all states allow exemptions for religious beliefs, and 17 states allow a parent to opt out for philosophy or personal reasons. one se stateah >> lots of the legislators think that mandating vaccines is big government. >> reporter: former state legislator did ervin yen tried
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to change the law in his state. >> i think it will take an outbreak of something like measles where somebody dies, unfortunately. >> reporter: before 1963 when the measles vaccine was introduced, there were more than 500,000 cases each year causing hundreds of deaths. after 1963, those numbers dropped dramatically. >> they don't know that measles can cause encephalitis, inflammation of the brain. i don't know about you, but i don't want my brain enflamed. >> reporter: last week new york senator krueger introduced a bill allowing any child 14 years and old to be vaccinated without parental consent. other states including oregon and south carolina already have similar laws. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. coming up on "cbs this morning," five months ago astronaut nick hague survived a dramatic launch abort on his way
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to the initial space station. today he's counting down to ape second chance. mark strassmann has the story. plus, we'll take you to the utscery rrcte that recently found the res in our series "note to self," the host of "top chef," padma lakshmi shares a message with her 5-year-old self. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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starting with this shot of the golden gate bridge, fairly clear conditions out there this morning. thanks for waking up with us. it is thursday, march 14th. good morning. i'm kenny choi. >> and i'm anne makovec in for
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michelle griego this thursday morning. and -- >> friday junior, right? >> you are right! and more sunshine on the way. >> ah, have you loved the weath ? >> it's been so refreshing. >> hopefully you can get out and enjoy the sunshine again because we are going to see another spectacular day all across the bay area. 50s 40s and 30s in the area. tri-valley is cool. your weather headlines, clear skies, chilly conditions this morning. this afternoon, sunny, mild, daytime highs in the 60s. temperatures a little bit warmer even compared to yesterday. and we'll continue on that warming trend as we go

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