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flight 9525 was no accident. authorities searched the home of andreas lubitz who has appeared to have intentionally flown the plane. downtown devastation. a gas explosion levels a building in new york's east village leaving more than a dozen people injured. >> i heard this incredible sonic explosion. you could feel it. it was like reverberating. a national guardsman under arrest accused of plotting a deadly u.s. military base inspired by the deadly assault in paris. and sweet survival. 12 teams are left in the ncaa
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tournament with unbeaten kentucky advancing and notre dame making its deepest run in more than three decades. >> brand for three. yes. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, march 27th, 2015. good morning. i'm alison harmelin in for anne-marie green. french officials say they have no idea why the co-pilot of a german airliner intentionally flew a plane intentionally into a mountainside. they say he was calm and deliberate and dindn't say a word. he pass add security check on january 27th. officials say that there was a several-month gap in his training back in 2009 but wouldn't say why. the crash has prompted some airlines to impose stricter cockpit rules. tina kraus is near the crash
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site in seyne-les-alpes. good morning. tina. >> reporter: good morning. there are reports that german police may have found a significant clue at the co-pilot's home that may explain why he purposely crashed the plane into the alps. helicopters are taking off again this morning to try to help find the victims. as search teams resume the difficult task of trying to locate remains in steep terrain investigators are trying to figure out what could have led co-pilot an drea yas lieuub bitz into crashing the plane. they looked after@this after analyzing the cockpit flight recorder. >> when he attempted to come back, that's when the trouble began. >> late thursday german police searched
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searched searched lubitz's apartment and from his parents' home. his passion for flying led him to join lufthansa in 2013. he had fulfilled all medical tests. he took a break from his flight training six years ago but didn't explain why. meantime calls are growing for stricter scrutiny of pilots to prevent future tragedies. >> we need to make sure we have a just system a just culture and not a purnive one which might only drive problems underground where they can testify be found. >> reporter: in the wake of the cash europe and canada are requireing two to be in the cockpit at all times. it a german newspaper is reporting this morning that while the co-pilot barricaded himself inside the cockpit, the captain used an axe to try to
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break the door down. an axe is part of the safety equipment on board an a320. alison? >> tina kraus. thank you, tina. according to the aviation safety network there have been more than a thousand hijackings by pilots since 1981 including silk air flight in 1997. the 1999 crash of egypt flight off the coast of nantucket was believed to have been flown into the ocean by the co-pilot and the 2013 plane, it's believed the pilot locked the co-pilot out of the cockpit and flew the plane into the ground. they undergo annual medical exams but it's difficult to determine their mental or emotional state. >> you're legally required to disclose those things under penalty or fine or jail if you do so but, of course people can
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lie. coming up on "cbs this morning," we'll hear from a former fbi agent whost. >> guest:ed major airline crashes including egypt air flight 990. two tried to carry attacks. one is a menmber of the illinois national guard. adriana diaz reports from chicago. >> reporter: the fbi says 22-year-old hasan edmonds and his cousin jonas edmonds were roy na be terrorists and attack a national guard base in joliet illinois. he's a member of the illinois national guard. in the criminal complaint the fbi said ed munlds used the facebook employee file hasan rasheed. an undercover officer befriended him and said he wanted to get
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through. he said i'd rather struggle and strive rather than sit back and lead a comfortable life. in later communications he said jonas also wanted to fight but since he served time in prison would likely not receive a passport. he said quote, we would love do something like the brother in paris did. hasan edmonds purchase add ticket to egypt and planned to fly out of chicago's midway airport on march 25th. that's where he was arrested. jonas was arrested at his aurora, illinois, home. the defendants showed little emotion here at chicago's federal court. if convicted they face a maximum conviction of 15 years in jail around $250,000 in fines. both are expected back in court in two weeks. >> in iraq the u.s.-supported on racing to take saddam hussein's
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hometown tikrit appears to be in its final push. they've conducted 17 air strikes in the last two days. iraqi troops and iranian supported militias are on ground. the civil war in syria shows know signs of slowing down. opposition akty safts say that government air strikes and shellings killed 18 people yesterday. the politics are dicey for the united states. support bashar al assad. >> what kind of communication is there between your government and the american government? >> there's no communication. >> none at all. >> nothing yet. >> nothing yet. to this moment no. nothing. >> would you like to have that happen? >> any dialogue is positive as i said in principle, of course. >> you can see more of charlie
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rose's interview with assad on "cbs this morning" and on sunday's "60 minutes." . italy's highest court is reviewing the guilt of knox and her italian ex-boyfriend. they have twice been convicted in the murder of her british roommate. she's awaiting a decision in hem hoer her home state of washington state. this morning at least 19 people are recovering from injuries after a massive new york city building explosion. four people are in critical condition. the blast was in the heart of manhattan's neighborhood and shot debris 1,500 feet in the air. >> reporter: fire crews spent the night keeping watch over hot spots and during the light of day investigators will get to work trying to figure out exactly what went wrong.
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fire crews shot powerful streams of water across the new york city street and on the remains of several village brownstones. apparently on friday afternoon a huge fire caused a blast. >> i heard this incredible like sonic explosion. i mean it was like you could feel it. >> reporter: the blast started a fire which spread to other brownstones nearby. residents were seen scrambling down fire escapes. peter menchini rushed home. >> reporter: the investigation is likely to focus on utility work that was being performed inside the building. >> impact appears to have been caused by plumbing and gas work that was occurred inside 121
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second avenue. >> reporter: peter menchini took about all he had. >> all my belongings were in there. i guess i'll figure out from there what's going to happen. >> reporter: the city mayor said no gas leaks were reported before thursday's blast. at last check 19 people were irn injured in the explosion and fire that followed. five were new york city firefighters. in new york, brian webb for cbs news. coming up on the "morning news," a dea subscription sex scandal. they say agents admitted to attending sex parties in colombia. lucky landing. a pilot lands after trouble mid flight. this is the "cbs morning news." can you smell it? petsmart has lots of food choices like new purina pro plan bright mind that promotes alertness and mental sharpness in dogs seven and older. 'cause pethood's needs a partner. look at 'em! they're lovin' their vegetables. this is huge news! it's all thanks to our birds eye chef's favorites
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dozens. a tornado leveled a mobile home park at sand springs. this morning congress is calling on the drug enforcement administration to clean house. the federal watchdog support says the dea botched its handling of allegations, that they went to sex parties with prostitutes while stationed overseas. craig boswell reports. >> reporter: in a new report the inspector general said drug cartels paid deas to have sex parties with prostitutes. the report says although some of the dea ajechblts participating in these parties denied it, information in the case is that they were paid with cartel funds. the prostitution scandal involving secret service agents on an advance trip for the president to cartagena spotlighted misconduct while overseas. >> this report shows that the dea and others they're engaging
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in activities that puts our nation at risk. it doesn't mean you're allowed to bring a foreign national into your room let alone get naked with that person. >> reporter: the report found that the drug enforcement administration was not fully cooperative. seven dea agents admitted to attending the parties and were given suspensions ranging from two to ten days. a team of professional sky skydivers are safe this morning after making an merge landing on a highway. the pilot said the engine cut out unexpectedly. the single-engine plane was carrying five people when it touched down number one was hurt. straight ahead blasting off into space history. scott kelly sets off to break an international record at the space station. and later, they pack it up.
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preparing to launch to the international space station. they'll prepare to make history as they orbit the earth for a year. nasa hopes that knowing more about what happens to bodies in space will point out how long humans can stand to travel through the cosmos. on the c"cbs moneywatch"," a slip and downton abbey slips to a close. good morning, alison. troubles in the east. the dow lost 40 points. the s&p finished nearly 5 poichblts lower and nasdaq fell 13. coca-cola's full calorie coke was the country's top seller last year but full calorie pepsi moved into the number two position taking the place of diet coke which dropped to third. analysts say more are concerned about the health impact of artificial sweeteners. carnival corporation the cruise line giant said it is
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ordering nine new ships. the ships will be deliveringed between 2019 to 2022. they didn't say which brands would be getting new vessels. >> sad news for fans of "downton abbey." the popular award-winning drama is ending this year after six seasons. season five drew an audience of nearly 13 million viewers. they won't say much about the final season other than the current characters will be back and given satisfying resolutions. >> great show. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks, jill. when we return the sweet 16 down to 12 and a touching gesture after a coach's death. totino's blasted crust rolls...
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here's a look at "today's" forecast in some cities around the country. the sweet 16 teams of the ncaa tournament are now just 12. top ranged and unbeaten kentucky will continue their pursuit of perfection. the wildcats will have no problem when kentucky blows out the mountaineers 78-39. wake up. the echos of 1979. they've done it again. the fighting irish beat wichita state, 81-70. they'll play kentucky tomorrow. the number one seed in the west is also advancing with a seven-point deficit in the second half to beat north carolina, 79-72. and in the elite eight the badgers will take on minnesota.
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wildcats have a tough time for most of the game but they win it. there's more action on the schedule today. gonzaga faces ucla and duke takes on utah. or coverage begins here at 7:00 p.m. right on cbs. former head coach left laegcy and long after his death he continues to give. he instructed letters to his former players with a check for $200 including enjoy a dinner out compliments of coach smith. about 180 of these letters were sent. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the role of exercise and cancer. i'm alison harmelin this is the "cbs morning news." >> announcer: this portion of
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here's another look at this morning's top stories. investigators say they don't know why the co-pilot of a german airliner crash add jet deliberately into the french mountainside. they say lubitz locked the pilot out of the cockpit and without saying a word flew the jet into the ground. they searched his home and his parents' home. all 150 died in the crash. two illinois cousins plotted an attack. his cousin bragged to an undercover fbi ajernlt that he could kill 150 people in a terrorist attack in the u.s. there's a new twist this morning in the kidnapping case of a california worm the police say was a hoax. the attorney for denise huskins
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says she's telling the truth when she said she was abducted early monday. as erica nochlin reports, husband kin's attorney spoke out last night. >> reporter: the attorney for denise huskins is fighting to show that she was telling the truth, that she was kidnapped. >> she was the victim of a very serious assault. >> reporter: her attorney said she spend hours with vallejo police today who declared the 8 $8,500 ransom was a hoax. who was the ransom made to? mr. quinn himself. >> the attorney for boyfriend aaron quinn blamed the vallejo police for discredited the couple's story. >> there seems to be a stream of blatant lies coming out about our client, about the victim. >> reporter: dan russo said quinn was drugged and bound in
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his home and that's why he did not contact the police for several hours. >> he was forced to drink something that even the kidnappers told him was drugs. quinn reportedly gave police a blood sample but they said they could 7b8d substantial what he told him. meanwhile denise huskins family in huntington beach that they're standing by her. >> we love our niece, we believe in her and the true story will come out. >> that was kerica nochlin reporting. the owner say 2/00 hens disappeared in the past few weeks and believes they were stolen. the birds lay eggs in subtle shades of blue greerngs yellow, and background an values the loss at about $2,000. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the
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latest on the investigation of the airplane crash. plus we'll hear from patients who took part in a historic six-way kidney swaup. and we'll see how exercise may cut the risk of cancer. dr. david agus has the details. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i'm alison harmelin. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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. >> breaking news overnight, a woman walking home from the gym is raped and robbed in her port richmond neighborhood. police say the suspects are justine agers, we're live with the latest. >> also, we're off to soggy start this friday morning. if you are just waking up check this out. this is what is waiting for you outside. good morning, it is friday, march 27th at least it is friday. >> that's true. >> i'm erika von tiehl. >> i'm nicole brewer. right to katie with the forecast r we going to dry out at all? >> today eventually i guarantee it. >> great. >> still stuck with the lingering moisture, came courtesy of low pressure redeveloped on the front that rolled through last night. that's why this thing is so prolonged. start things off with a look at "skycam 3", the tell

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