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thway as well. news. and of course, "cbs t this good morning, it's thursd mo ing." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm meg oliver. time to get a quick check on the weather forecast. there is a storm on wa >> that's right, there is a big storm, widespread rain for tomorrow. for today, a few showers. here is a look at the treasure island camera. beautiful view of the bay bridge, san francisco. partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures running into the mid-50s at this hour. temps in the low to mid 60s, rainy and breezy day for it's thursday, april 4th, tomorrow. 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." tomorrow's storm is the one to brea ove it's thursday, april 4th, watch. 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." it is a quick mover with rainfall anywhere from one 2:45 quarters of an inch of rain. dryer for sunday, we will ty more women accuse joe biden of unwanted touching. the vice president's latest montgomery for tomorrow taking hour by hour on future caste. response. and democrats demand president trump's tax returns. if you are working your way along the peninsulaon 280 no why the president says he's not inclined to release them. accidents there. if
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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. we begin with breaking developments in last month's ethiopian airlines plane crash. they released preliminary findings this morning. they say the max-8 plane was valid and certified to fly and the pilots were experienced to fly this plane. authorities say the crew repeatedly followed safety procedures to try to avoid the crash but were unable to gain control.oae lled srtly after the plane took off from the ethiopian capital. investigators are focusing on the plane's anti-stall system which is suspected of pushing the nose of the plane down. it was the second crash of a boeing 737 max in five months. boeing and the faa told pilots after the lion air crash in indonesia last october, deactivating the anti-stall
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system t manually should prevent a crash. the faa is doing more demos. boeing is doing flight demos and says it will continue to do flight demos in the coming weeks. meanwhile all planes remain grounded worldwide. former vice president joe biden has issued a new response to growing allegations by women who claim he touched them inappropriately. he says in a twitter video he gets it and will be more mindful. this comes as another woman is speaking out about her experience with biden which made her uncomfortable. laura podesta is here in new york with that story. good morning, laura. >> good morning, anne-marie. there are now seven women who are saying they had unwanted physical contact with the former vice president and he's defending himself in that video you mentioned. he said that touching was his language to motivate with people, connect with people, to show he cares. biden says he gets that times are changing, but, anne-marie, he never explicitly said sorry in this video.
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former vice president joe biden defended himself in a two-minute video posted to twitter. >> i've always tried to make a human connection. that's my responsibility, i think. i shake hands, i hug people, i grab men and women by the shoulders and say you can do this. psical displays of affection he's known for are no longer acceptable. >> i've always believed that life for that matter is about connecting, about connecting with people. that won't change. but i will be more mindful and respectful of people's personal space. >> in the past week more than a half dozen women have come forward with stories that biden made them feel uncomfortable. >> he leaned in further and planted this slow kiss on top of my head. >> pulled me in and started rubbing noses with me. >> d.j. hill says that a photo op in 2012, biden moved his hand
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from her shoulder down to her waist. >> i was in shock. ? she says the former vice president still has work to do. >> it wasn't exactly an apology, if you listen closely. he kept saying he gets it, he gets it. for me it's words, but it's also actions. >> on wednesday president trump was asked if biden should apologize. >> no. he's going to make his own decisions. he's very capable of making a decision. >> he also wished the former vice president good luck. biden isn't expected to officially announce his presidential candidacy until later this month, but tomorrow he makes his first public appearance since the allegations began at a labor union event in washington, d.c., so we'll see if he has anything else to say on the topic. anne-marie? >> indeed. laura podesta here in new york. thanks a lot, laura. >>now to ttle over that the provide yearsre the move is likely to lead to a
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long court battle with the white house. yesterday president trump says that he's not inclined to release his tax returns because they're under audit. >> i've been under audit for many years because the numbers are big, and i guess when you have a name, you're audited. >> the request is the first such demand for a sitting president's tax information in 45 years. president trump is dismissing an alleged security breach at his mar-a-lago property saying that he's not concerned about the incident. >> we'll see what happened, where she's from, who she is, but the result is they were able to get her, and she's now suffering the consequences of whatever it is she had in mind. yujing zh sort. ports and a
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federal officials are looking into whether the incident was part of a larger plan to gain access to the president and do potential harm. prosecutors in a massive school admissions scandal may soon have their first guilty plea from a parent. peter jan sartorio, owner of a packaged foods company in california said in a court filing he will plead guilty. meanwhile actresses felicity huffman and lori loughlin along with ten other parents appeared before a judge in boston yesterday. kenneth craig reports. >> reporter: felicity huffman and lori loughlin made their first physical appearance in s. fans, onlookers, and reporters struggled to catch a glimpse of the stars and other parents outside the courthouse. they're accused of paying a college admissions consultant to fraudulently get their kids into elite schools. >> there are recorded phone calls and thar the render
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types of communications that are documented. >> miss huffman, anything you want to say to your fans? >> reporter: prosecutors say "desperate housewives" star huffman paid the scandal's mastermind rick singer $15,000 to fix her daughter's s.a.t. score. loughlin who acted in "full house" along with her clothing designer husband paid half a million in bribes. prosecutors say their two daughters were recruits to usc's crew team even though they were not competitive rowers. neither actress entered a plea. in all, 33 parents were charged. >> i think it is more than likely that some of these parents are going to serve prison time, and the more that your scheme was elaborate, the more money that you paid, the higher the likelihood is that you're going to be the example. >> reporter: singer has already pleaded guilty.
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he is cooperating with investigators. kenneth craig, cbs news, boston. a california lawmaker wants to ensure that the legacy of slain grammy nominated rapper nipsey hussle will be preserved. karen bass said she's going to formally go to washington and make sure he's entered into the grammy record. meanwhile an online petition to rename an intersection has garnered hundreds of thousands of signatures. the rapper was shot and killed outside of a clothing store he owned in l.a. over the weekend. 29-year-old eric holer was arrested for allegedly murdering hussle. he's being held without bail. coming up on the "morning news" now, a missing child mystery. an illinois teenager says he's the boy who vanished seven years ago. and new details on the tragic suv crash in california that killed a family of eight. this is the "cbs morning news." uv crash that killed a family of
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those are some powerful hail stones. some oklahoma st those are some powerful hail stones. some oklahoma storm trackers drove through a storm last night and their truck's windshield paid the price. the hail cracked the windshield in several places. one of the trackers said that the windshield is completely toast. a teenager is claiming to be an illinois boy who disappeared seven years ago. and why robert mueller's team is reportedly unhappy. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the "washington post" reports members of special counsel robert mueller's team have told associates they're frustrated with the limited information that attorney general william bar has provided about the russia investigation. the 400-page mueller report has not been released. barr gave congress a four-page summary on what he said were the main findings and he told
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lawmakers there was not sufficient evidence to prove president trump obstructed justice. some have reportedly complained they did gather significant and alarming evidence of obstruction. "the cincinnati enquirer" reports a 14-year-old found in kentucky says he is a missing illinois boy who disappeared seven years ago. police were called to a neighborhood in newport, kentucky, yesterday. investigators say the teen told them his name was timothy pitzen and he just escaped his kidnappers in ohio and ran across the bridge to neighboring kentucky. a boy named timothy pitzen disappeared when he was 6. his mother's body was found in an apparent murder/suicide. she left a note saying timothy was fine but no one would ever find him. sharon hall lives in the newport neighborhood where the boy was found. >> seven years is a long time, a long time. and i hope -- i hope and pray that he gets some help, and
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anything that this neighborhood can do, we'll do for him. >> police and the fbi are investigating. dna test results on the teenager are expected today. "usa today" says they're investigating reports of dozens of mostly young people suffering seizures after vaping. the government says at least 35 people reported seizures after using electronic cigarettes over the past decade. seizures and convulsions are known to be possible side effects of nicotine poisoning. they have reportedly occurred after users swallowed vaping liquid containing nicotine. >> outside of just the dangers of vaping, then you have the act ability to smoke anything you want in a vape, which is dangerous. i don't think pares are are of this. students think this is harmless. >> the fda says it doesn't know yet whether the e-cigarettes are causing the issue and will continue to monitor the detail.
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there's a rare coroner's inquest into a northern california crash that killed a family of eight. the vehicle plunged off a 100-foot cliff in mendocino county, killing jennifer and sarah hart and their six children. they're looking into whether the crash was an accident or murder/suicide. they opened an investigation following allegations the children were being neglected. testimony yesterday revealed jennifer hart who was driving the suv had an alcohol level above the legal limit. so still to come, a shocker at sephora. the popular makeup chain reaches a settlement with a woman who says that she got an infection from a lipstick sample. woman who said she got an infection from a lipstick sample. it's amazing what healed skin can do. the healing power of vaseline. are confusing quilted northern are confusing quilted northernf. for a bouncy castle. they're both durable, flexible and nice to have at parties.
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on the "cbs moneywatch" now, sephora reaches a settlement, and ikea is testing furniture rentals. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, diane. >> good morning, anne-marie. well, in the earnings lineup consolation brands will report fourth quarter results today. you may recall the company behind corona will be investing in cannabis growers and cannabis growth. here on wall street stocks closed higher to promising news on u.s./china trad thw rose9 ints, the the s&p brch aface more than 540 million records about facebook users were publicly exposed on amazon's cloud computing service. according to cloud security firm upguard, third-parties posted the records in plain sight.
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facebook said once it learned about the issue, the company worked with amazon to fix the problem. a california woman who alleged she contracted herpes from a lipstick sample at sephora has reached a settlement with the brand. the woman sued in 2017 saying she tested a lipstick sample at a sephora store in hollywood and got the oral herpes virus. details of the settlement were not revealed. the company says safety and health is of its utmost priority. and ikea is trying out rental furniture. the budget-friendly furniture chain will start allowing customers to rent desks and sofas rather than buy them. ikea said it found that customers change homes more frequently but can't change their furniture every time they use. the products will be reused as often as possible before being recycled. anne-marie. >> all right. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks, diane. >> you've got it. still ahead, going the extra mile. a nevada teenager surprises his struggling mother with a car. how he paid for it. surprises his struggling mother with a car. how he paid for it.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ a remarkable find at the bottom of the north sea. dutch salvage experts found the wreck of a 500-year-old merchant ship by accide they were looking for hundreds of containers that were knocked off a cargo ship in january during a storm. they wound up finding the oldest wreck ever in dutch waters. the 100-foot ship was built around 1540 and was filled with a cargo of copper plates. and a single mother of three children in nevada was in complete shock when her 13-year-old son surprised her with a badly needed car.
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crystal preston said she was struggling financially and d get r kidsroun her son william had been mowing lawns and cleaning yards and turned into a money-making machine. williams said he was scrolling through facebook and found someone selling a 1999 metro. he struck a deal with the seller. it included doing yardwork and handing over his xbox. >> i lost it. i bawled so bad. i was just like no way. which 13-year-old buys his mom a car. i don't know anything. >> preston wrote on her facebook she is so proud of her son. coming up on "cbs this morning," our "morning rounds" looks at the popularity of products containing cbd, what we should know about treatment claims. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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victories for veterans, toeveal younger lookinnouncer: e go to our top story our top story this morning. investigators released preliminary findings about the crash 302. the boeing 737 max plane crashed last month shortly after taking off from the ethiopian capital. all 157 people onboard were killed. investigators say the crew performed all the proper procedures but was not able to gain control of the plane. they are calling on boeing to review aircraft controllability of the 737 max-8. and seven women are now saying former vice president joe biden made them feel uncomfortable with unwanted physical contact. biden released a video yesterday saying that he gets it and
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promises to be more mindful of other people's personal space. he did not, however, apologize in the video. harsh islamic law took effect yesterday in the nation of brunei, and that includes death by stoning for homosexuality. it's prompted actors like george clooney and others to call for action. jamie yuccas has more. >> reporter: they're some of the world's most exclusive hotels, nine of them owned by some of the richest men in the world. the ruler of brunei. his oppressive governmentcalliny to be cstoned. the move has been condemned by the u.s. state department and for a boycott. he writes, we're putting money directly into the pockets of men who choose to stone and whip to death their own citizens for being guy. ellen and elton john headline the list of those boycotting the hotels, but they've been
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down that road before. when brunei first declared shari'a law in 2014 there were protests and boycotts. jim key was an organizer. >> most people supported it five years ago and they still went back. i hope people will have greater principles when it comes to the boycott this time. >> reporter: even celebrities are split about the impact of such an elitist protest. >> this idea that the sultan of brunei is going over the receipts from the polo lounge, oh, no, we only sold two soups today. >> reporter: still key says anti-gay sentiment has gone unchecked for years. >> doesn't it seem shocking in 2019 we're talking about something like this? but what's more disheartening to me is if it weren't for celebrities like george clooney and others, i don't know how much we would be talking about it. >> reporter: one of the properties we're talking about is the beverly hills hotel. rooms here start at nearly $1,000 a night.
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so far no sign of any ey dlete s. discrimination. jamie yuccas, cbs news, beverly hills. coming up on "cbs this morning," parents in northern california want tell con giant sprint to remove a cellphone tower near a school campus to be removed, claiming it could be linked to a rise in cancer. in morning round products containing cbd. dr. tara narula takes a look what you should know about treatment claims. and in our series "a more perfect union" we'll take a look at a skate collective that promotes girl power. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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