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good morning. it is thursday march 26th 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." new reports claim a pilot was locked out of the cockpit as the doomed germanwings jet crashed in france. rescuers looked for survivors as a tornado ripped through oklahoma. we're at the scene. a congressional plan to get you wi-fi puts that in jeopardy. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. tornado! tornado on the ground! tornado on the ground! >> oh dear lord. >> twisters tear through the
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southern plains. >> at least one person was killed. the worst of the damage is in tulsa, oklahoma area. >> "the new york times" says one of the pilots on the germanwings jet was locked out of the cockpit. >> according to the paper you can hear one of the pilots trying to break the door down. >> rebels backed by iran have apparently taken over saudi arabia air strikes overnight. >> in iraq the u.s. begins air strikes targeting isis in tikrit. >> bowe bergdahl had formally been charged with desertion. >> they had to have something serious to go down this road. >> police in detroit have launched an investigation after a violent arrest of a black man by two white officers. >> they pointed a gun at me and said get out of the car or i'll blow your brains out. >> denise huskins went missing. >> a white goose challenge. >> the police officer's patrol car flipped over after chasing a suspect. >> all that --
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welcome to "cbs this morning." charlie rose is on assignment. vladimir duthiers is with us. >> great to be here. we begin with questions about the germanwings flight 9525. this morning a report says one of the two pilots was locked out of the cockpit as the airbus descend descended. >> "the new york times" said the pilot was fighting to get back in before the jet slammed into the french alps. mark phillips is near the crash site. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the suggestion that one of the two pilots was locked out of the cockpit changes the nature of this crash from an accident into something far more sinister. the leak concerns the cockpit voice recorder which is being recorded as saying at some point in the doomed flight one of the two pilots left the cockpit and then could not get back in
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through the locked door. he first knocks lightly and then knocks harder apparently trying to smash his way in. the recorder the source says shows no further conversation between pilots in the cockpit. a video produced by the airplane manufacturer airbus shows how the cockpit was designed in 2002 after 9/11 but doesn't deal with what changes might have been made since and it also doesn't indicate what the possibility would be if one of the pilots deliberately tries to lock out the other. the report contradicted what the french air navigators have said. they acknowledge there were voices and sounds on the cockpit sounds on the voice recorder but they cannot determine when they took place during the course of the flight. >> we have not yet fully understood it to say at this precise point this happened.
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>> reporter: accident investigators are notoriously cautious before leaping to conclusions but this will put a lot of pressure on the french inquiry to say what is on the cockpit recorder especially as preparations are made for families of victims to come to theal ps to be close to those who died and to see where they did. until now speculation on the cause for this crashes centers around some sort of mechanical fault. now a whole new area has been opened up. was this some sort of deliberate act, suicide by aircraft perhaps. according to the source the last sound heard on the cockpit voice recorder was the ground proximity indicator. gayle? >> it's hard to think about that. thank you, mark phillips in the french alps. now let's bring in jeff pegues. it's extremely frightening. >> one pilot left out, another trying to bang the door down. what are you hearing in terms of an explanation about what
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happened? >> listen. if this "new york times" report is accurate, this changes the calculus and i think it changes the nature of what this investigation now becomes. now this would be if this report is accurate, an investigation that takes on more aspects of a criminal investigation. so there will be parallel tracks here as investigators try to determine exactly what happened during that flight. but if there was only one pilot in the cockpit at the time and if the other pilot was banging on the door, this changes the nature of this investigation. >> jeff, it's my understanding that u.s. policy after 9/11 was that when a pilot leaves someone else has go in. we don't know about what happened in this particular kasem but isn't there any way for the cockpit pilot to override and get back into the cockpit? how is he barred from getting back in? >> well, listen there are procedures in place. there is a phone on the outside of that cockpit door which, yes, has been reinforced since 9/11.
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there's a keypad on the door and a lock on the inside. there's a locked position normal position. so there are procedures in place should a pilot become or both pilots, in fact become incapacitated. and that's what's so curious about this case. what happened up there? if this "new york times" report is true there are so many more questions now about what may have happened in that cockpit between these two pilots. and that's why the data that these investigators are getting from this cockpit voice recorder is so important. but my first thought when i heard this report from "the new york times" was how now it is extremely important to find that flight data recorder as well because you want as much information as you can get your hands on. if if the nature of this investigation now changes.
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>> thanks very much. this morning a german high school that lost 16 students twoonld teachers held a moment of silence for the victims. the state department said three were american. two have been identified. emily selke and her 58-year-old mom yvonne selke were flying on vacation. emily graduated with honors from university of philadelphia. he mother was a contractor for the pentagon. our coverage of the germanwings crash continues. we'll talk with captain sully sullenberger about the mysteries of the pilots ahead. one person is dead and several hurt after violent tornados tore across the plains. this tornado ripped into seyne springs outside tulsa. >> the twisters destroyed or damaged any homes. thousands are still without power at this hour. manuel bojorquez is at sad
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springs, oklahoma with the terrible destruction they left behind. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is the neighborhood where one death was reported. throughout the night emergency crews have been here. they've been going from home to home trying to make sure everyone is accounted for. officials say about 50 homes here have at least some type of damage. >> a tornado! tornado on the ground! >> reporter: during evening traffic during rush hour violent tornados ripped through the area tearing down power lines and leaving more than 50,000 homes and businesses in the dark. >> whoa. >> oh dear lord. >> reporter: winds of more than 80 miles per hour pummeled the area. >> big tornado on the ground. >> reporter: several people were hurt, some taken to the hospital in critical condition as drivers stuck on the road were left to the mercy of the storm. >> i heard glass breaking. i was on the top sliding across.
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>> reporter: firefighters in tulsa carried out a group of young girls who were in the middle of a gymnastics class as one tornado hit. >> it was loud. everyone was just scream and crying. >> the girls were forced to take shelter in the basement as the walls of their gym came crumb bling down. >> i was scare and all we did was praise god we were still alive. >> reporter: more than 60 people were inside almost all of them children, but no one was hurt. the powerful line of storms brought hail heavy rains, and ferocious winds. damaged dozens of homes and nearly wiping out this sand springs neighborhood. >> that's when i panic. i ran and i got in my bathtub in there and listened to the tv as loud as i could. >> reporter: one of the places hid hartest was moore, oklahoma. two years ago an ef-5 tornado, the most powerful type, swept
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through the town. now as the damage settles in many will be forced to start over. >> devastated. i'm totally devastated. this is my life. it's hard. >> reporter: schools will be closed today in tulsa and also in moore. survey crews are expected to arrive here later this morning to aseventy exactly how much destruction the storms left behind. vlad? >> manuel, thanks. charges against army sergeant bowe bergdahl this morning could lead to a life prison sentence. the military accuses bergdahl of leaving his post six years ago. that led to a controversial prisoner exchange. david martin has more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. sergeant bowe bergdahl was the only one missing in afghanistan so bringing him home was an
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important part of ending that war. well, the war is winding down but the legal battle over bergdahl is just beginning. they threw the book at him charging him with desertion which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and miss behavior in front of the enemy which carry as much stiffer penalty. >> the maximum penalty of dishonorable discharge, reduction to rank of e-1, forfeiture of all payment allowances and possible imprisonment for life. >> reporter: they freed him last may in exchange for five senior members of the taliban held at guantanamo. kept in isolation, blindfielded chained to a bed beaten with a copper table, open wounds on his wrists from handcuffs. >> you wouldn't want your worst enmany i to be treated the way they treated sergeant bergdahl.
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i might add, by the way, nearly those five years he made nearly a dozen escape attempts which was his due tu as a soldier. >> reporter: his attorney wondering if he could get a fair trial after what he called a deluge. >> called every name in the book saying he should be hanged shot. >> reporter: former soldiers felt the charges were justified. >> what i see is he deserted and there's no way around it. >> life imprisonment would be the best thing. any less than that i feel like it would be cheating. >> reporter: the army will now convene the military equivalent of a kbrand jury to hear the evidence against bergdahl and determine if it merits a court-martial. that will certainly take months since there are thousands of pages of evidence they have not seen. >> thank you.
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for a second day american warplanes targeted extreme yifts s s that are holed up around the city. for weeks the u.s. remained on the sidelines because iran is backing iraqi forces in the area. but the u.s. has been assured that iranian-backed militias will play a smaller role. this morning saudi arabia is vowing iranians in the sweep against yemen. the saudi air strikes are targeting rebel military positions and fighters in the capital. cbs security analyst juan zarate is here to talk about the attack both in iraq and yemen. good morning. >> good morning, norah. >> let's talk about where there is military action and that is in iraq. this is a significant shift. how much of this is about iran? >> a lot of it is norah. in many ways they're trying to reassert its influence in iraq
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especially in the wake of iranian influence. they were backing the shiite millie ya trying to retake tikrit. the u.s. is trying to push the iranians aside. this is part of that ongoing battle of influence with iraq. >> what does it say here? >> in support it's part of it. the big prize here is the ba f battle for mosul. if the iraqis stall in tikrit there are going to be real challenges. that's going to be a tough battle and the u.s. wants to maintain momentum. >> let's turn to yemen where we learned others have gotten involved there in a bombing campaign. really complicated, but again, these are sunnis worried about growing iranian and shiite influence. >> yeah. keep in mind you have this houthi rebels marching south. these are iranian forces
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attacking the government. hadi has asked for support from the government. what you have now, norah, is the quickening of the conflict between saudi arabia and i rehab, the battle between the forces coming to the core. what you see in yemen is really a quickening of that battle that and how important is yemen to the united states? >> yemen's critical for a couple of reasons, vlad. first we have counterterrorism needs there. the islamic state is pretending to establish a presence. and we have to ensure that terrorist threats don't come from there. the fact that you have instalkt security forces the fact that we don't have an embassy present anymore, that's debilitating. in addition you have an issue of whether it becomes an excel ramt for the fight between sunni and shia. >> and anything with regard to the timing of the talks with secretary of state john kerry and the talks on march 31st?
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>> absolutely norah. you have the quest for the u.s. to sign a nuclear deal and how to deal with the influence around the middle east. >> thank you very much. when we talk about the hot spots in the middle east secretary kerry resumes face-to-face talks in switzerland over the nuclear program. in a new cbs news poll nearly half of americans, 47%, say they do not approve of the president's handling of relations with iran. margaret brennan is in lausanne switzerland, and she says what is at stake. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. secretary kerry is meeting with iran's negotiators. if these talks go well they're very optimistic they could close a deal by tuesday that would curb iran's ability to build a nuclear weapon. in exchange iran would get billions of dollars in sanctions relief. now, kerry has assailed many
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critics who say they have no viable alternative. we asked one of the critics bob menendez to respond. >> both the secretary and the president have not offered any alternatives to deal either whih makes me concerned that their only view is that a deal has to be had, and if you let the other side know that you are committed to a deal at any cost then the deal you're going to get may not be very good. >> now menendez and some republicans have prepared a new round of sanctions on iran if these talks fail. and if they succeed it's up to kerry and the administration to not torpedo this emerging deal. gayle? >> thank you margaret brennan. prosecutors in the boston marathon bombing trial could rest their case as soon as today. the fbi told jurors yesterday
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good morning everyone i'm nicole brewer lets get right over to the eyewitness weather forecast center. katie, good day to grab the umbrella. >> so true, even though you may have not seen your first rain drop out there, perhaps you have some fog and that definitely means there is a lot of in moisture to work with until we see our cold front cross through. so, at this point on storm scan three only signs of life locally are a pocket of showers that have moved in through southern most counties. we have low lying cloud cover. it will be a dreary day outside lower merion high school. traffic moving with no rain just yet and that will change as temperatures spike to 68 degrees. we still have that but there will be round of rain and drizzle coming through anytime and it culminates with the
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passage of the cold front this evening, vittoria. >> good morning. we have low visibility as a result of the fog as katie was talking about. if you are traveling on i-95 to the schuylkill, that is where we have seen a lot of it, just be careful out there. we have rush hour delays, schuylkill expressway heading in to downtown we are seeing delays westbound in toward western suburbs. vine street expressway it is not awful, westbound side on the schuylkill it is and 95 southbound out of the northeast give yourself some more time mass transit is in the clear. >> our next update 7:55. up next, this morning bbc fires the host of one of the world's mess popular tv shows more news weather and traffic on the cw
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david malick has officially left one direction. however, however i am happy to say i don't know which one that is. >> i would agree. >> we know which one zane is. >> i don't know which one he is. i do know one direction but i know 15-year-old girls everywhere are shedding tears. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour a man beaten and bloodied by police officers after a traffic stop. dash cam video shows the scene. ahead, the serious questions about the officers and their actions. >> plus, one of the world's most
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popular tv hosts is out of the job for throwing a punch. the fracas that left the talker on the sidelines. that's ahead. "the new york times" has a follow-up on american servicemembers exposed to abandoned chemicals weapons in iraq. yesterday they were apologized to for how they were treated. the troops received inadequate medical care. under new guidelines veterans will get the medical support they need. they admit not following its own policies for caring for the troops. >> the "washington post" said crash drones are spilling secrets about military operations. syria claims it has record os after predator drone that crashed in the northwest country last week. americans believe it was shot down. it us one of a string of drone crashes in far away places like yemen and libya. it's evidence of america's wide reach operations. >> jesse jackson jr. was
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released from an alabama prison. he served a year and a half for illegally spending $700,000 on campaign funds. they were used to purchase furs and other things. since december 72 people in southern indiana tested positive for hiv. all the cases are leaked to intravenous drug use. it's unclear whether the governor will approve a clean need el exchange program. and the governor has ordered the alcohol beverage control agency to retrain its officers. it follows the violent arrest of a black university of virginia student. now governor mccalull love wants them retrained. a violent traffic stop in
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detroit has some questioning behavior of police. this dash cam shows officers beating this 57-year-old. they used a taser on him. officers said they thought he was reaching for a gun. vinita nair with why the man thinks he was framed. >> they have very different stories about what happened. it is yet another case where officers are being questioned about the use of excessive force, only through time there's dash cam video. seconds after the two police officers approach floyd dents' car, they pull into the street. no audio of the incident exists but accords todaying to dent -- >> they tell me get out of the car or i'll blow your brains out. >> one officer puts him in a choke hold and began punching him in the head bunched him 16 times according to den's lawyer. i kept telling them i couldn't
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breathe. >> reporter: he was tarzed three times before he was brought to his feet. his face bloody, clothes torn, put in the back of the officer. the officer said he thought dent was reaching for a gun, that he ig yored orders to show them his hands and threaten to kill the officers. cocaine was found under the passenger seat of his car, but no weapon was found. accident said the drugs were planted and he denies making any threats or biting the officer. >> it's really important to know we're not hiding from this. we started the investigation, we launched the investigation internally without a complaint being filed. >> a local pastor led a march outside the police didn't wednesday demanding the two officers that stopped dent be arrested. meanwhile his attorney is asking for patience from the community. >> we're saying essentially let the system work. we believe it will work. we believe justice will prevail. >> to me justice is having the
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person who done this to me locked up. >> after reviewing the tape the district judge through out the charges but dent is still facing the drug charge. as for the arrests officers he was accused of misconduct after he began working at the detroit police department. in 2004 he and other officers were charged with several civil rights abuses including planting evidence. he and others were acquitted. gayle? >> thank you, vinita. this morning black leaders accept the apology of a former college student who sang a chant. 20-year-old levi petitt said he has learned a very tough lesson. it shows him leading the song. jericka duncan with what he says now. >> the words he sang were mean hateful, and racist. but when pressed about where he learned the song that collapsed
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the sigma alpha epsilon song he tee flekted. >> i'm not here to tell you where i learned the chant or how i was taught. >> reporter: he has changed his tune. a nine-second chant with other student. s in a chant sunk his college career. >> everyone here and across the nation has seen what i've done. >> reporter: on wednesday the former member of sigma alpha epsilon stuck to his script. >> there are no excuses for my behavior. i never thought of myself as a racist. i never considered it a possibility. >> reporter: african-american leaders who met privately with petitt and his family said they accepted his apology. >> he didn't say anything else. that was most certainly enough
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for us. >> reporter: parker rice also expeled by the university after the video surfaced has not spoken publicly. in a statement issue two weeks ago he said the song was taught to us. >> 18 and 19 and 20-year-old children, and that's what they are, children did not know anything about lynching but we still have a great number of people in oklahoma who do. >> reporter: before he met with the press, there was a private sit-down with state and lawmakers as well as church leaders. he and his family were reportedly challenged to join the naacp. vlad? >> thanks, jericka. you may remember a "60 minutes" story about "top gear," one of the most popular tv shows. now he's hitting the road because he punch add producer. >> that doesn't sound like a good thing.
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baby hippo is getting its first swimming lesson from mom just hours after it was born at the san diego zoo monday. the mother is teaching the baby how to surface for air. very important lesson in life if you're a hippo. a hippo can hold its breath for about 40 seconds. they don't know if the hippo is a boy or a girl because they can't get close enough. but get this the hippo weighs 50 pounds when it's born. >> experts say -- by expert i mean vlad -- they're pretty mean but he looks really sweet. >> very sweet. it's the end of the road for jeremy clarkson's turn at the wheel for the show "top gear." the bbc fired the blunt and sometimes contentious host on
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wednesday after he attacked one of his producers. elizabeth palmer is outside bbc headquarters in london as the show figures out how to get back in gear. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. "top gear" was basically a show for car lovers but its millions of fans loved it because of the politically incorrect show host jeremy clarkson. he was bound to say something to provoke an uproar. on camera he was polished and often very funny but he's been fired for what he did off camera punching a producer in the mouth. >> yes, you're good. >> physical violence prolonged by verbal abuse it's declined that's why we decided not to
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renew jeremy's contract. >> he hit the man and left him with a bleeding lip because there was no hot food available for him after a shoot at a hotel. denise heard it. >> swearing over a length of time and this poor guy that he was ripping into. >> reporter: other than updating his twitter biohe's been silent but one of his co-host did speak up. >> it's a tragedy. i'm sorry that something that was small is something so beg. >> reporter: when he was first suspended his fans delivered a petition on a tank signed by over a million people who wanted him to keep his job. but "daily mail" editor at large piers morgan who himself was once punched by clarkson said the bbc couldn't give in. >> you can't punch a junior
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member of the team and call it an accident. >> take this remark for example which outraged truck drivers. >> it's a hard job. change gauge, change gauge, check your mirrors, murder and prostitute. >> "eenie meenie myny mo [ bleep ]. >> reporter: clarkson spoke to "60 minutes" in 2010. >> "top gear" is online and you sit back and wait for complaints but if you start to wait for everybody's concerns you end up with something bland and boring so you have to sort of ignore everybody in order to do the show how we want to do it. >> it's all too incredible for words it's well known jeremy clarkson is going through a very difficult time professionally and personally. in the end the person most to blame issiermy himself. >> reporter: in the latest twist this morning the police are now involved. they're investigating the assault. in announcing his departure, the
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bbc said clarkson was a huge talent who made an enormous contribution. as for the producer who was punched, the bbc said he still has his job. >> the truth of the matter is he's very popular and i bet somebody hires him but you can't punch anybody, certainly nobody at work. >> especially at work. >> you can't punch anybody. thank you, elizabeth. a woman reported missing after being abducted turned up safe. why police say that's only adding to their questions. plus the day devon still calls the best day of his life. i'll say. an
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. >> lets get right over to katie. it has been really warming up but come with a cost. >> the the companies is a pretty significant one. most of the day is an unsettled one. we started off with fog and we will eventually get in the upper 60's before a cold front crosses but until that can happen the at months fear is moistening itself up and end up with pockets of rain and eventually some thunderstorms. you can see that represented here in southeastern new jersey. it hasn't been a lot but showers have moved through and just a matter of time before points off to the north including philadelphia end up with rain and drizzle. mainly this evening we will talk about thunderstorms in philadelphia they should be non-severe but they could be gusty near southeastern new
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jersey and a look ahead shows cooler era weights as soon as this cold front crosses through, vittoria. so it is a foggy start to your morning. if you are traveling out and but will want to anticipate low visibility on top of rush hour. what we are dealing with right now climbing on the pa turnpike westbound on the bensalem we have a disable truck but it is out there. we will take you to an accident situation 95 southbound beyond chichester with the backup behind it. with usual rush her delays planned for these days as well erika. your next update is at 8:25. next up this morning a preview of the sweet 16 and ncaa finals. your l local news weather and
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it is thursday march 26th 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." we have breaking news on the french plane crash. a french prosecutor has just said the co-pilot lock out the pilot, then sent the plane on its final descent. captain sully sullenberger will weigh in. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. one of the pilots was locked out of the cockpit. it changes the nature of this crash into something far more sinister. >> he refused to open the door of the cockpit. >> one death was reported throughout the night. emergency crews have been here. they've been going from home to home. >> devastated. i'm totally devastated. this is my life. >> it was loud. everyone was just screaming and
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crying. >> the army will now convene the military equivalent of a grand jury and determine if it merit as court-martial. >> what you have is the u.s. responding to iraqis' request for support. >> officers are being used about excessive force, only this time there's dash cam video. >> you can't punch a junior member of your production team in a drunken rant and expect to keep your job. >> many fans of one direction has been plunged into despire. >> zayn said he's leaving after being shrieked at by 14-year-old girls. >> announcer: today's "eye opener" at 8:00 is presented by prudential. >> i'm gayle king. with norah o'donnell. charlie rose is on assignment.
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vladimir due theythierss is with us. flights 9525's pilot intentionally crashed the plane. he diddet after locking out the co-pilot. >> there were no survivors. mark phillips is near the crash site. mark good morning. >> reporter: these are sensational and highly morbid conclusions reached by the pren. prosecutor. will it me go through the sequence of what he says that comes from the cockpit recorder. the things that happened in the last moments. he said there was normal conversation in the cockpit between pilot and co-pilot to begin with. at some stage the pilot then leaves the cockpit leaving the co-pilot alone at the controls. the co-pilot then manipulates the flight monitoring system to put the plane into a descent and this can only be a deliberate act. here's some of what he said. >> he voluntarily allowed the
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plane to descend and lose altitude, but 1,000 meters per minute. it's not normal. >> reporter: past that point the pilot then desperately tries to get back into the cockpit. he hammers on the door. he even tries to smash it down. there is no answer on the cockpit voice recorder from the man at the controls at that point and the sound you hear on that recorder all the way through to impact is they say, of human breathing. this puts this crash in an entirely new and center light in and turns it from an accident into something deliberate and into a criminal investigation. gayle? >> boy, mark phillips we thank you in the french alps. let's bring in cap pan sully sullenberger. he's in sparks nevada. sully, good morning to you. this is such devastating and heartbreaking news. did you ever suspect this could be a possibility? there were so many theories
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going on over what could have happened in the skies. >> gayle, good morning. as a former accident investigator myself, i know the investigator's job is to leave everything on the table until they're really ruled out. so this, of course, was one of the many pooblt sssibilities. it's a very disturbing possibility and it makes what's worse a tragedy. >> is there no way a pilot can override the door once it is locked? is that's also very fright ing that once you're locked out york ku not get back in the cockpit? >> there is a means for people who are authorized to have access to the cockpit to try to gain entry. however, if there's someone in the cockpit who actively denies them that and keeps the door locked third quarter cannot enter. of course, this is the result of the 2001 terror attacks. we had to beef up the cockpit doors, come up with elaborate locking mechanisms. but also we came up with human systems. here in the united states and
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other countries but not widely around the world we have protocols that there always be two people in the cockpit. if one needs to leave, then another crew member comes soup they can safely get back in the cockpit cockpit. apparently that was not done in this case. >> let me ask you about this co-pilot who according to french prosecutors intentionally took this plane into the mountains. he joined germanwings in 2013 and logged 1,300 hours. does that make him a very young pilot. >> it makes him relatively new and inexperienced compared to his captain. >> because the captain had some 6,000 hours of flight time. >> i think that was in that airplane so he had more flight time total in other airplanes as well. >> sully, i'm reminded of other alleged pilot suicides most famously the 1999 egypt air flight. how rare is this? >> it's extraordinarily rare but
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it has happened on a few occasions. this may unfortunately be another one of those. i should say that pilots are among the most scrutinized of all professionals, certainly more than medical professionals, and yet on very rare occasions you know something happens that's really out of the ordinary, out of character, and it's really difficult to predict in advance which person is going to act in a very bizarre and harmful way. >> that's what i was wonder, sully sully. with all this precautions you take for-to-protect the public how do you deal with a disturbed worker. >> you always make sure everyone is following diligently on every flight even when they're not skreenlt. we have the remember why we do them and for whom. >> and then, sully, one thing gail has talked about, if this pilot was banging on that cockpit door as has been
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suggested to try and get in do you think passengers had a include something was wrong? >> absolutely. certainly ones in the forward part of the cabin. it would have been a terrifying number of minutes. >> it was eight minutes. i can't stop thinking about that, sully, what those passengers went through for the last eight minutes of their lives. >> could they have called down to anybody sully? >> i don't know if someone had a cell signal. most of the air phones had been removed years ago from those kinds of airplanes, so there would have been limited opportunities for them to communicate depending on what signals they were able to get. >> captain sully sullenberger, good to have you with us. thank you so much. >> thank you. jeff really shocking news this morning. what happens next? >> i think you'll see a more pronounced involvement from u.s. law enforcement officials, u.s. intelligence officials.
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i think to this point, the thinksing was that maybe this was something mechanical and now this changes everything. i think just the tone coming from france, you didn't have the bea officials, that's the french ntsb making this announcement. now you have a prosecutor making this announcement. this now become as criminal investigation as well whereas many of the sources we talked to the thinking was this was something that had to do with the performance of the plane. now changes the perspective and you have to start looking at the background, of course, of the co-pilot, this co-pilot that had 18 months out of flight school according to some of the reports that we're hearing. so they're going to have to delve into the background of that pilot especially. >> what do we know about that pilot? that co-pilot? >> you know what's interesting, over the last couple of days, we have not gotten information about that pilot initially just
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hours after this happened we were told the commanding pilot, the captain of that plane had ten years with lufthansa and germanwings, but we did not hear a lot of information about the co-pilot. but now i suspect that we will get more information about the co-pilot and his background. >> all right. jeff pegues thank you very much. and you can follow our coverage of this story all day long on cbsn. that's our digital network. just go to residents are cleaning up this morning. the storm left one dead and hundreds hurt. firefighters in tulsa helped rescue a group of girls in the middle of a gymnastics class. they took cover in the billing's basement as the walls crumbled. no one was hurt. >> reporter: criminal charges
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there anything you'd like to say anything to our extend of gra fehr to tip things off? >> [ inaudible ] >> you do have it? that okay. gosh, she's beautiful. >> did you hear that? >> i did. >> all right. so we'll open it up to questions. >> oh, i love that moment. it's okay nigel hayes. it's okay. clearly he was thinking about something besides basketball at a news conference. he and the banlers get back to the serious business as the sweet 16 gets under way. allie laforce is at
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the skieryracuse alliilliil allie. >> good morning. thank you for the play on the last name. >> i know you're. >> who can bring down kentucky is the big question and after seeing them play in person for a couple of games, i'm really excited to see the physicality of this matchup. i think that's the one way you can really disrupt this kentucky team is they're used dominating so much na if a team challenges them physically they get really frustrated. i saw them become affected by it on the bench complaining about the referee calls, sort of bickering among each other. i don't want to say this team is soft by in means. have some of the big estgest game play. i'm looking forward to the west virginia to see if they ka watch
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in physicality. when it comes to basketball they're better all the way around. >> allie, there are three hall of fame combs including coach k. this is the 22nd time he's led duke to the sweet 16. what do they need to do to come out on top? >> yeah. i mean coach k is incredible. his place in history is certainly solidified. he's had an incredible year from a personal standpoint. duke is an interesting team. they start out really strong and they had this stretch where they were sort of trying to figure out their identity. they couldn't hit a shot. but things have really come together for them. okofor is a force to be reckoned with. he's somebody that's going to create matchup problems for any team that faces them. so as long as they go through the big man, they should be okay. >> allie, i know you ee covering the michigan state and oklahoma game and the spartans are favored to win. what do you see in that matchup? >> michigan state is so impressive.
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they seems to surprise us every year. coach izzo is a mass twhern it comes to the postseason. i expect this to be a well coached game a physical game. i'm excited to see what he's table to do with this team come tournament time because he turns things around postseason. >> let's talk notre dame. the team advanced last week on coach mike bray had lost his mom the same day, went on to lead his team to victory. family members encouragehood imto play on saturday. they're playing again tonight. what are you hearing about how the team is feeling? >> reporter: i haven't heard much about what the team is feeling but i know that the tournament is already an emotional time and we've seen so many times over the year that you can kind of throw all the xs and os out the window because when it comes to march madness and the ncaa tournament stories like that seem to inspire teams. they seem to further push them and emotion is an element this time of year and i hope they can
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rally. >> allie after you got that shout-out from tony parker from ucla, what do you think their chances are? >> yeah. ucla is an interesting team. i feel a lot of pressure for the bracelet i wore last weekend. he is an incredible player and i think what he does is he's able to judge quickly. he had the controversy last-second goal shot. the last second wul as the pressure is going to be on me. think fi they start by playing inside out basketball that's when their offense is best. he's certainly an incredible play maker so defensively you've got a lockdown on him. >> it's great to meet you. it's clear you always have a good time when you do what you do. thanks a lot. coverage begins at 7:15
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his dad sent him good morning, everyone i'm nicole brewer. it is sentencing day for a philadelphia one man quick of kidnapping and molesting a five-year old girl. cristina regusters walk in the he will meantry school in west philadelphia in 2013 says she was that girl's mother and left school with her. child was found later in the upper darby playground the the next morning. now lets check that forecast with katie and rain heading our way. >> definitely some rain. some of you have started off with rain but fog has been our main issue thus far this morning as we have certainly been gathering moisture all morning long and we are sitting in the warm sector of the latest storm system. another pocket of rain and thunderstorms embedded there too outside richmond virginia. that will strike us next and
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we will see that a move in i would say about ten or 11:00 o'clock from the south and west. it is that intermittent pocket of rain and drizzle. it is not a total wash out but still want to keep an umbrella at the ready here and there will be evening thunderstorms. a non-severe line of them with the cold front and still have additional showers tonight and tomorrow morning as this system itself tries to pull away. cold weekend on tap as a result of this front. it is a potent one, vittoria. >> good morning everyone. we have rush hour, still all over the map 95 schuylkill expressway, 476, to and from the area of route one but traveling on 422 eastbound is delayed out of the oaks down toward 202, this is adding insult to injure if you will. cameras moving around. we have a disable vehicle eastbound around 422 around oaks. it looks like they may be looking for something else. we will skip ahead. it may be this. on egypt road and 422 we are dealing with the accident scene. give yourself more time.
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traveling norristown line expect ten minute delays nicole. >> next update 8:55, up next on cbs this morning, should schools have access to social media accounts. more local news weather and
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour nearly 50 million count on his company. aetna's ceo mark bertolini transformed the health and wellness of his employees after some health scares with his family. we'll show you how he did that. get ready for liquiguide so things can easily pour out. it will help reduce waste. california's berkeleyside -- >> he left the suspect a note.
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and have some private time. >> i don't understand. is he retiring or joining his own solo band? >> he's leaving the band. >> after stress of having millions of girls swoon over you. this morning a republican presidential candidate and others are pushing for wi-fi. it could prevent up to 80% of car crashes. kris van cleave is in the research lab that's testing this new technology. good morning. >> reporter: the technology lets cars talk to other cars. this is counting down until that light's going to change. you're going to feel the car make a stop at the light. it's safety technology the federal government can main date be in all cars in a few years and it comes down to a battle over band width. a sudden obstacle in the road
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makes a car slam on its brakes. it's vehicle to vehicle communication known as v2v. this technology which can make roads safer and save an estimated 183,000 lives a year may now be asked to make room for wi-fi. >> it's an opportunity for more people to get onto the internet an advantage for people who don't have access. >> senators cory booker and marco rubio introduced the wi-fi act. government estimates say wi-fi tributes to more than $140 billion of economic activity a year and demand is growing for the limited available spectrum. >> we're making sure first and foremost the safety needs of the auto industry will be met while also giving more opportunities for more innovation more job creation, more economic
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expansion, and more fairness in terms of accessing the internet. >> reporter: the bill has bipartisan supporters in congress and would require the fcc to evaluate if wi-fi and v2 2 v can work. >> he's asking congress not to pass the bill fearing it opens the season on v 2 v band width. >> our concern is any other trachk could potentially block one of these important signals. we don't want to be in a position where some other use of the spectrum for transmitting a movie or something will have to be shopped so that our signal can get through. >> his pilot project at the university of michigan is expected to expand to 20,000 vehicles next year. he said any changes could delay the safety equipment's rollout another five years. >> we're in the fourth quarter,
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very close to the end zone with this technology so any change like that would be disastrous. >> reporter: the department of transportation which injured a pedestrian could have been prevented by v 2 v and the national transportation safety board said it could have prevented this fatal bus stent in new jersey by warning the driver of the oncounselling truck before the crash. one child died, 16 were injured. spectrum sharing could put people at risk. the opportunity to improve transportation safety must not be delayed by issues with social interference. >> do you think the concern that's being expressed is fair? >> this is not about convenience or access to the web. this is about saving lives. we already made that decision. >> he doesn't necessarily oppose spectrum spectrum's sharing but he said it was the s.e.c. who set aside the band width 15 years ago. >> if you want to make a different decision then you'd
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better show us the data that we can save those lives with a clear signal. >> reporter: the auto industry has already invested a half billion dollar in v 2 v, but some are frustrated and say the auto industry has been slow to embrace the idea of sharing. two s.e.c. commissioners have said they're open to the idea of widening the spectrum and the bill has big backers including comcast. >> he looks like he's standing in the middle of the intersection. careful. ahead, how a
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obamacare, tea party presidential candidate ted cruz just signed up for obamacare. and next week he planned to get gay married at planned dned parenthood. >> that's funny. >> very funny. he had to sign up. before mark bertolini signed up for aetna, he almost died while on a trip on a ski trip. bertolini found healing in yoga and meditation and that inspired
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him to bring a whole new mindset to one of the nation's largest health insurance companies. when mark betterrtolini took over at aetna's ceo he decided to convert the health place. there's an all inclusive wellness center that includes doctors, exam rooms and massage therapy. workers can even get labwork done and pringss s prescriptions fill. there's a chef who has a salad bar with nutritious meals-to-go program. but the distinctive portion of his program is the fitness center. that's where employees are urged to exercise any time of day. he's convert add substantial number of employees with what he credited to his recovery. there are virtual classes and
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mindfulness and there is yoga. >> when we go back to our desks, we can bring more poise and more calmness and more focus to the people that we're working with and that eventually translated into a more compassionate workplace. >> and a healthier one. employers reported 28% decrease in stress levels a 20% improvement in sleep quality and a 19% reduction in pain. >> imagine you're floating on your own breath. >> and reportedly all of that extend is translating to a happier and more productive workplace. >> so when he's not doing yoga or meditating or sitting at the table with us mark bertolini is serving with a company that brings in more than $51 billion58$58 billion. he joins us at the table.
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i'm excited to meet you, mark bertolini. it's all good. >> there was a lot of eye rolls and grum bling, just because he's doing it i've got to do it too. how did you deal with that? how did you turn things around. >> first you give people the reasons why you want to do it. give them the bigger picture and finally where the resistance reach as point, let's say i'm ceo of the fortune 500 company and i want to do it so it happens. >> how are you driven by a personal experience nchl 2004 you had a near death experience where you loss part of the use of your arm from skiing. >> right. i broke my neck and i couldn't run anymore, couldn't lift weights so my partner who was helping me with the pain she said why don't you start yoga. i said it was for girls. she bet me.
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it was very challenging and changed the way i think about how we think about recovery. >> what did that do for you? >> recovery is a state of mind. it's not just a physical practice. and if you get your mind in the right place, you can almost do anything in managing pain. my pain is still very intense every day. it never stops. 24/7. i don't take any drugs or medication for it. i deal with it in a different way. being present in the moment. understanding that this pain is part of my journey and just deal with it. >> but not everyone's on board. some of the experts say, a, it's not appropriate in the business culture, that stress is also good to prompt con flick and prompt engaging among your co-workers and maybe you're not -- not you specifically but it could lead to a cult-like thinking. what do you think about that? >> just look at any service experience you have. in the health care industry, we're absolutely below cable and airlines which is not the great
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place to be. >> meaning the insurance industry. a lot of people don't like their insurance companies. >> if we're going to invest in people, we have to reduce their stress levels pay them fairly allow them to live their lives fully so when they're taking care of people they don't have all that other baggage with them. >> why is providing this service a gem and wellness and yoga and healthy food, why does that affect the bottom line? it's not just about the bottom line. it's about the sustainability of the business over time. it's up to 270-plus percent over the last five years. that's people's belief as to whether or not we have a sustainable business model overtime. our customers will continue to buy our stuff. our earnings have been kbroeing steadily all along. that's business fundamentals. do we have a product people will continue to buy overtime. the bottom line comes out of
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good business fundamentals. i think we've lost our business fundamentals. >> what do people say, mark about how this has done for them? >> we had $25,000 more in expenses. ite e down to about $2,000 for people with the highest level of stress. we saved people's marriages. they've lost weight. we've had people come back and say, you know what? you saves my life and it cost $197,000 to do the first program. >> in addition to helping them spiritually you raised minimum wage. >> we had employees who were struggling. they were on food stamps had their kids on medicaid. we looked at the whole mix. most off when kids get more
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income it goes to benefit because they lose other subsidies, we say how can we raise them from 5,700 to 67,000 employees, on average 25%. so when you look at that kind of impact to them as people and the way they live and the a. of money they make that takes a a lot of stress off the table for them. >> can i ask you about helmet insurance insurance. one of the promises made by the government, it would slow the rise in premiums because more people would be on the insurance rolls and insurance companies would be able to slow the premium. that hasn't happened. why not? >> because we need to payment reform. there was an attempt to control price. price controls don't work we have to reward people for the right outcome and that outcome is better health. so instead of trying to eliminate disease or pay
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somebody every time they touch a patient, let's pay them for preserving the health. >> you mean preventive medicine. >> preventive but also we have very sick people wandering in the system aimlessly spending lots of money. the top 5% consume a percentage of it. how do we help them go through the system and how do we reward the system for making them healthier. >> it is frustrating. i'm someone who's healthy and i have young children so we don't go much but every time we go it's frustrating. to pay the bill to submit for stuff. it drives you mad. >> so mark bertolini, if people have problems with their claims you can be reached where? your number is? >> at his yoga class. >> i'm on twitter @bert. >> people will definitely pay attention. congratulations. >> thank you. >> he's the brains behind some
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of your groundbreaking sitcoms. next honoring producer norman lear when we come back.
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honors for legendary television pioneer norman lear. he was honored by the moving image and hall of fame. the classic sitcom "all in the family ats and its many spin-offs, "jeffersons," "maude." the two shared a special moment at the event. the kiss that you see there was a reference to the memorable scene when sammy david jr. kissed archie bunker on the classic episode of "all in the family." >> i'm glad you explained that. >> i remember that clearly. that was nice. that does it for us. for continuing coverage of the
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good morning i'm erika von tiehl. we want to update breaking news right now on the germanwings plane crash in the french alps this morning a french prosecutor say the the co pilot intentionally crashed that plane. he also says that information from the voice recorder includes screaming passengers and the pilot banging on the cockpit door. authorities identified the co pilot as andrea is lubitz a german national, that crash killed 150 people. right now lets get over to kate which your forecast, a huge system moving in but it is bringing a warm up. >> absolutely. as we are sitting between front right now, erika temperatures should spike into the 60's for us here today but it does come with that trade off we have been discussing all week now. we have already had one round of showers rolling through southern delaware and southeastern most new jersey. is there another pocket thaw
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can see just between d.c. and richmond. that is heading our way next. because it is further inland it will clip the philadelphia area meanwhile we have got basically intermittent round of rain and drizzle anytime here today. while it is not a complete wash out, when those pockets come through they could douse you. have your umbrella rid. we are looking at a few thunderstorms here too with the cold front crossing and then looking forward in the outlook, temperatures should start to take another nose dive and a chilly weekend coming up here as a result of this very potent cold front. vittoria. >> thanks, katie good morning. we have fog that we are dealing with during this rush hour but it is starting to break. not so much the fog but more so rush hour. taking a look at ben franklin bridge we were jammed from new jersey down toward eighth and vine improving. we are still slow heading down towards eighth and vine but generally speaking tapering off. cannot say the the same for 422, we had an earlier disable vehicle around oaks, that has been cleared out of the way but now we have rush hour and residual traffic. out of the area of i would say
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oaks down toward 202 it is still very slow. we have an accident on the egypt road near 422, so anticipate that and an hour and 22 mina rifle delays at the airport, no delays for mass transit erika. >> thanks, variety tore y that is "eyewitness news" for now talk philly is coming your way at noon on cbs-3. i'm erika von tiehl.
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