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that looks like so much fun. >> i think ♪> i think good morning, it is tuesday, february 21st, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." a plane slams into a shopping center killing four americans and the pilot in australia. a catastrophic failure led to a massive fireball. president trump chooses a military strategist, general h.r. mcmaster to be his new national security adviser. he's said to announce sweeping guidelines that could lead to more deportation and detention. plus, a serious security lapse at one of the nation's busiest airports. passengers board flights at jfk after setting off alarms at an
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undetected metal detector. why did the tsa wait up to two hours before notifying area police. >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> all of a sudden, it hit the spotlight and wraps into a fire bull. >> flames and smoke everywhere. >> a deadly plane crash caught on camera in australia. >> four were u.s. citizens. general h.r. mcmaster will become the national security adviser. >> i'd just like to say what a privilege it is to be able to continue serving our nation. i'm grateful for you for that opportunity. >> and some flooding again, the storm dumping rain on soggy ground. >> we've lost everything. >> thousands of people held not my president rally on presidents' day. >> officer keith boyer was shot dead while responding to a car
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crash. >> a senseless tragedy. >> 11 people walked through an unscreened security line at john f. kennedy national airport here in new york city and apparently boarded flights. >> russia's ambassador to the u.n. vitaly churkin died at his u.n. office after falling ill. >> that burning car -- >> you got to get out of the car, man. >> all that -- >> and breaking it out. >> you would think you'd get used to it, right? >> and "all that mattered" -- >> and helping to kick off celebrity week on "price is right." >> ooh, across the state. >> on "cbs this morning." >> trump went after the media with a bold accusation, the fake news media failing "the new york times," abc news, nbc, cnn, it's not my enemy, it's the enemy of
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the american people. sorry, isis, if you want to get on the list, you got to post photos of the trump inauguration crowd. then he'll be really angry at you. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. toyota. let's go places. captioning fund welcome. charlie rose is off. >> can we add something about charlie rose. i saw him with my own eyes yesterday. he's feeling great with a capital g. >> he is feeling great. four american tourists on a vacation were killed overnight when their small plane slammed into an australian shopping center. dramatic video shows it crashing into a mall. >> the pilot who was australian was also killed.
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the group is vacationing along the country's southern coast. vladimir duthiers is here. vlad, good morning. >> the crash happened before 9:00 a.m. australian time where the direct mall was about to open. >> reporter: dash cam video shows the moment a private plane was rapidly descending on an australian shopping mall tuesday morning. moments later, a smoldering wreck saul that remained. cell phone video captured thick smoke billowing from the scene as firefighters rushed to the put out the flames. an australian pilot and four americans were on board. greg reynolds behaven was one of him. his sister remembered him on facebook. my handsome athletic big brother
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was killed today while on his once in a lifetime trip to australia. >> we'll have to get engineers to look at that. >> reporter: the small aircraft took off at melbourne's smallest airport in essendon tuesday morning. >> all of a sudden, it hit the spot light and crashed into a huge fireball. >> reporter: witnesses say the smoke could be felt from a nearby highway. >> i just saw flames come across. and i heard the bang and i looked around, and there were flames and smoke everywhere. >> reporter: the plane was bound for king island near tasmania off the southern coast of australia. at least two of the men on board were reportedly planning to play golf on the island. anthony. >> sad story. thank you. president trump's new national security adviser is say soldier and a scholar. the president congratulated general h.r. mcmaster on
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twitter. he is director of a military think tank, the army capabilities integration center. the president chose mcmaster after spending the weekend interviewing candidates for the job. the acting national security adviser will become mcmaster's chief of staff. major garrett is at the white house. >> reporter: mcmaster, 54, known as one of the best battlefield commanders in iraq. but the job of national security adviser is quite a bit different. it requires coordinating agendas with the department of state, pentagon and intelligence community. lots of politics. even though, the president said his new team is ready. >> our country is lucky to have two people like this. >> reporter: alongside acting national security adviser keith kellogg, president trump announced that the new national security adviser would be the man to his right, general h.r.
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mcmaster. >> a man with tremendous talent and experience. i've read and watched a lot over the last two days. he's highly respected by everybody in the military. >> reporter: mcmaster served in the first gulf war, afghanistan and iraq. after defense secretary james mattis, homeland security secretary james kelly and ousted general michael flynn. >> mr. president, thank you very much, i'd like to say what a privilege it is to continue to serving my nation. i'm grateful for that opportunity. and i'll look forward to joining the national security team to do everything i can to protect the american people. >> reporter: mcmaster gained wide recognition of his book "dereliction of duty." mcmaster would take issue with the strategy in iraq. >> energy showed the people who
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they really are. >> reporter: it was there that "60 minutes" caught up with then colonel mcmaster. working with iraqi forces to retake the town of mcmaster was not the first choice to replace flynn. the president offered the job to general harwood. the white house now says that mcmaster will have full authority to hire whomever he wants on the national security staff. gayle, it's worth pointing out that mcmaster unlike other generals in the circle was still active duty. therefore duty bound to accept the president's request or risk future career advancements. cbs news has confirmed that the white house will soon reveal sweeping new immigration guidelines.
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the new rules could lead to deportation and detention. the changes will also target a recent increase of undocumented young people crossing the border by themselves. jeff pegues is in washington with what to expect in the upcoming announcement. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the trump administration is putting the final touches on the guidelines expected to toughen the immigration law. among the changes, immediate return of immigrants at the border, pending outcomes of deportation hearing and new procedures allowing authorities for faster deportation. also agency chiefs to hire an additional 10,000 more i.c.e. agents and 5,000 more for border patrol which had been included in president trump's executive action. in addition, under the new policy, parents in the u.s. can be prosecuted if found to have paid smugglers to bring their children across the border. but president trump is expected to keep an obama administration
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proposal in as deferred access children's arrival program. it provides for immigrants who came to the country illegally as children. the new guidelines were expected to be announced late last week. and at one time included a plan to activate national guard troops, but that plan has been scrapped. so, we expect the new guidelines to be officially unveiled later this week, gayle. >> later on this week, the president is as expected to unveil his revised travel plan. what were you tell us about that? >> that's a rewritten version of the immigration travel ban is being prepared but still has to be signed off on by the white house. d.h. secretary kelly said it will not prevent green card holders from re-entering the u.s. and won't apply for travelers already in transit when the order takes effect. cbs news senior adviser to george w. bush. good morning.
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we know this will help them pass the legal concerns of the ninth circuit and others have had. securitywise, what does 2 do? >> it an attempt to address the legal concerns, you heard jeff say it won't prevent green card holders, legal visa holders who are in transit from entering the country. i think, look, this is an opportunity. and it's not a total ban. this is a moratorium, if you will. a temporary ban that will allow them to look at the vetting procedures. understand the seven countries if they can meet the new and revised vetting requirements that the new administration will put in place they will be able to resume entry. >> let's talk about the new national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster. i've learned his name is herbert raymond. you know him, fran. what can you tell us about him? do you think it's a good choice? >> i think it's a brilliant choice. h.r. mcmaster is both a doer and
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thinker, right, going back to this author of "dereliction of duty. ", he talked about swords being nonspecific. kind of what we like to do, what we're good at, as opposed to what the enemy's objectives are. he understands the need not only to consider sort of the military actions but the transition to a peaceful and stable environment. >> when michael was on yesterday, how do you think mcmaster's appointment can affect the dynamic right now? >> well, look, the notion that he understands that we have to plan for peaceful transition to a stable political process indicates that he understands the need for use of all instruments of national power. he hasn't done that before. but he's going to be challenged with that now, where, you know, balancing state department interests, military interests, for the longer term, strategic
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interests of the united states. >> but on specific issues, fascinating. he's been particularly hawkish on russia including the build up in the baltic states. on the fight against isis and trimble. will that influence policy inside? >> it's interesting norah, it's only 30 days in and we haven't seen the president's national security strategy. so, how you approach particular foreign policy issues. russia, iran, china, syria, really depends on what the president's strategy. there is no better in terms of writing what the national strategy will be on the bush administration's preemption, and what will president trump's strategy be. the fbi is investigating a string of bomb threats to dozens of jewish community centers. at least 12 centers in 11 cities were threatened yesterday, including two in buffalo, new york. in all, there have been 69
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threats at 54 community centers across the country in recent weeks. they have all been hoaxes. last week, the anti-defamation league criticized president trump for dodging questions about the series of threats. but last night, a white house official told cbs news that the president has been clear that these actions are unacceptable. ivanka trump a jewish convert tweeted her support last night. she wrote, america is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. we must protect our houses of worship and religious centers. power storms are battling southern california for a third day in a road. the heavy rains are making creeks swell in already soaked region. in san francisco, that area could see up to 8 inches of rain before the storm moving away later today. 8 more inches. john blackstone is in morgan hill where an overflowing reservoir is causing concerns
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for people downstream. john, good morning. >> good morning. water running out of the anderson reservoir continues to create a torrent here. nine of the 12 california neighborhoods are now above their water averages for this time of year. those are the highest totals since 2011. >> reporter: the threat of flooding continues across northern california, the water rushing out of the overflowing anderson roeservoir is swelling creeks. >> the flood pattern is just coming right through here. >> reporter: it's not the only reservoir filled to capacity by recent rains. the first time in 20 years, officials monday report to open the spillway, at the reservoir about two hours south of sacramento. the last time that happened, it contributed to flooding in and around the town of modesto. >> we're going to keep the spillway open for four days. we're going to release enough
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water to accommodate the storms coming in. >> reporter: in oroville, authorities say the dam is stable enough to handle the rain. >> occasionally, you see roads here and there, but nothing of concern at this time. >> reporter: nearly 200,000 residentses who live below it are still under an evacuation warning, told to be ready to leave if necessary. thousands were forced to leave san joaquin late monday. the rain is also creating headaches in the santa cruz mountains, two hours south of san francisco, where mudslides have lost roads and toppled trees. when this giant fir tree fell near santa cruz, commuters with chain saws helped to clear the road before firefighters arrived. the county's public work superintendent says this winter season has been relentless. >> we have one day a week off if they're lucky.
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>> reporter: since california's rainy season began in october, san francisco has logged more than 24 inches of rain. that's already above the city's normal annual rainfall total. norah. a 26-year-old is in custody this morning accused of shooting two california police officers. keith boyer, a veteran of the whittier police department was killed. his partner was wounded. the officers were shot after they approached a driver who had crashed. carter evans shows us how they had no idea the suspect had allegedly killed another man just hours earlier. >> reporter: gunfire erupted monday morning on this busy stretch of road in southern california. after two police officers walked into an ambush. >> two officers, and when they get him out of the car, they go to look for weapons, after he pulls out a gun and engages them in a gun fight. >> reporter: officers were
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responded in what appeared to be a traffic accident after the suspects rear ended another officer. >> the other officer is in stable condition right now. >> reporter: 53-year-old keith boyer, a veteran officer of the whittier police department since 1989 was killed. >> you know, it's really hard for me to hold back. my tears, we've all been grieving. >> reporter: law enforcement officials say the 26-year-old suspect who police have not yet named was recently released from prison on early parole. they say the man who is a gang member shot and killed his cousin that morning earlier and stole his car. >> we have a murder suspect and a stolen car. >> reporter: the whittier police department hasn't lost an officer in the line of duty since the 1970s. monday's tragedy was visible on the faces of the officers. >> but we're going to get
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through it. it just makes us stronger. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," carter evans, los angeles. >> our condolences for the families of that officer. passersby are being credited by saving a group of children who fell into an icy pond in new york's central park. kids ranging in age 10 to 17 walked on to a frozen pond to take a picture when ice gave way. 13-year-old kevin mcqueen described the scary moments after falling in. >> my chest was frozen up. i couldn't breathe. >> we were all sinking down and we were holding on to each other. >> i just had to just grab them as hard as i could pull them. you know. it's do or die. the children suffered mild hypothermia. but all are expected to be okay. >> thanks to bennett jonas and his friends. >> yes. putting their own lives in
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danger there. they're lucky kids. some airline passengers were not properly screened until after the flight across the country at after a
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm rahel solomon. police are promising an around the clock search for the suspect in a pair of kidnapping near wilmington. woman was abducted sunday night from the arundel apartment, another woman kidnapped at different completion nearby, both were sedgley assaulted and forced to withdraw money from atm's. a check on the forecast with katie fehlinger. feels cooler outside. >> chillier for sure, thankfully not terribly windy outside, rahel, but have the heavier coat ready to go outdoors today. we take you out to cape may courthouse, sun is shining, couple every clouds still overhead, as well, 33 degrees, so significantly a difference from one day to the next. moving it forward, while it is one of the coolest days of the next five, in fact, the coolest the next five, it still above average.
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continuing nice uphill climb by thursday. taste of may. few showers, thunderstorm chances along the way, too, meisha? >> katie, thank youment looking outside right now still talking about the overturned tractor-trailer still out there. blue route northbound p, route, all the way to the side. also have our still out trying to get this for you, i will say it is actually looking okay, around that area. so out there, that's okay. accident here and downed pole norristown, closed between clearfield and marshall street. alternate, main street. >> good to know. next update 7:55. up next, cbs this morning, president trump's travel expenses raising eyebrows. one month into the administration. rahel solomon, make it a good
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that. >> yeah. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, security breach at one of the country's busiest airports. nearly a dozen passengers passed through an unguard the checkpoint and got on to the plane. and how the tsa waited up to two hours to sound the alarm on that. and the ground law after the deadly movie theater shooting. rikki klieman in our green room with the ruling of an arguments over text messaging. "the washington post" says investigators still don't know what killed the estranged half brother of north korea's dictator in malaysia. autopsy shows no evidence of a heart attack or puncture wounds. airport camera footage apparently shows a woman assaulting kim jong-nam last week. police believe that he was poisoned. "usa today" said men
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outnumber women so far in top aides to president trump. 23% of trump staffers are women. the white house claims it's really 31%. but would not release the names of the titles of the new hires. in previous administrations, 28% to 52% were in top white house jobs. under president bill clinton, 52%. under president george w. bush, 28%. "time" reports on the cancellation of a conserve writer's reported deal. simon and schuster ended prints publication of "dangerous" by milo yee
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>> nearly a dozen passed through a security checkpoint that was nut fully supervised yesterday. the passengers were able to make it on to their planes without further screening. kris van cleave shows us how it took hours for police to respond. >> good morning, sources tell cbs news tsa officers were in the process of opening a precheck lane when the passengers walked through an unstaffed metal deteshgts. the tsa said two supervisors were wear of the breach within minutes but it wasn't reported until after a third supervisor saw it on video at least an hour later. police in the tsa at jfk were sent scrambling after 11 travelers were not properly screened monday morning. at around 6:00, the passengers walked through an unsprfupervis metal detector. three of them set off an alarm. and continued to a gate for secondary screening. they were not notified until two
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hours. security cameras captured images of at least two of the people who set off an alarm. all three identified after boarding a flight to san francisco. they were rescreened after landing. >> the most vulnerable time for any kind of checkpoint is differing the transition period. >> reporter: aviation expert sheldon jacobsen said it's weakest early in the morning and shift changes. >> i believe tsa has to look at the transition points. they need to make sure the integrity and the security afforded to it. >> reporter: monday's incident is the latest in a string of embarrassments for the tsa including crippling long lines and failed security tests. president trump has yet to report a new tsa administrator to replace peter neffenger who stepped down last night. the agency has introduced hundreds of additional officers and new technology to screen the 2 million passengers screened
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daily. but security gaffs leave some passengers concerned. >> it's scary. they're in danger. >> the tsa said all 11 passengers' carry-on bags were properly screened. and a k9 team was working the area as well. the agency indicate it will discipline and retrain employees as needed. in a statement to "cbs this morning," the tsa said "we are confidence this incident present no, sir threat to the aviation transportation system." gayle. >> that's not comforting to hear this morning. florida's controversial stand your ground law is at the center of a controversial hearing this morning to determine whether a trial will even take place. retired captain curtis reeves is accused of shooting and killing a man in a movie theater. they that an argument over texting in a movie theater.
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reed's lawyers said that his client acted out of safety when olson verbally and physically attacked him. >> we believe in this case, a criminal prosecution because he reasonably believed that the threat was imminent. and that using deadly force was necessary. >> cbs legal analyst rikki klieman is here. and joins us at the table. rikki, high. it's disheartening to know that texting to lead to loss of life. and a lot of people believe that stand your ground means when you're at home. can you tell how it applies in this case? >> we always have self-defense as affirmative defense in criminal cases. it's been recognized in time in memorable. what sandtand your ground chang
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not only here but in a theater, self-defense plus no duty to retreat. so, in the other states that don't have stand your ground, if you're in a public to which you have a right to be there legally, you still have to retreat to the wall. if you are met with force. but in stand your ground, you may stand or sit, and if you feel that you are in danger of serious bodily injury or death, you may use deadly force. >> you're saying this man had nowhere to go? >> well, it doesn't matter if he had a place to go. >> yeah. you're saying he doesn't to move here? >> exactly correct. >> the defense attorneys said that he reasonably believed the threat was imminent. how are they saying that this life was in danger? >> well, one of the thing that is critical in this case is the word "reasonably. ""he's been portrayed by defense as a 71-year-old man tests who was frail, who was arthritic,
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who reflexive time was less. who felt vulnerable as many 71-year-old frail people would do. and what he then did, they say, was not only subjective, but he felt vulnerable as you can see as he moved that he was being menaced. and the shot is up. it's an upward tratrajectory. so that he says he was sitting back and the guy was coming at him. >> rikki, tell us exactly what happened. because he's sitting in a theater. the victim is apparently texting. he goes to the management to complain, right? >> yes. he's go -- he did everything right. he went to the manager to complain. he comes back in, and that's when the argument starts. it may or may not have started, he said he tells the manager something is thrown at the defendant. i think it was probably the cell phone. his glasses are knocked askew. hit something in his face. the popcorn is then spilled. and according to the defense,
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the man was screaming menacing at him. by the way, there are witnesses in the theater who say that the deceased voice rose above the sound of the very, very loud previews before "lone survivor." this is a case defendant must show by preponderance of the evidence to a judge, quote/unquote, he reasonably believed that his life was in danger. >> very sad case. thank you. taxpayers saves millions when the president travels so it all adds up when the president goes to mar-a-lago. ahead, why he could spend as much as president obama spent in eight years. you're watching "cbs this morning." we'll be right back. "let life in with new herbal essences
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budget watchdogs are criticizing the cost of president trump's visit to
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mar-a-lago, his private club in palm beach, florida. the president returned to the white house last night. he's been there the three weekends in a row. that's 11 of his first 33 days in office. the travel has an estimated price tag of $10 million. and manuel marquez is outside of mar-a-lago where the numbers are quickly piling up. >> reporter: good morning, between secret service and local deputies guarding the estate and the u.s. coast guard out in the surrounding waters, mar-a-lago is a fortress when the president is here. the white house will not disclose the exact cost of mr. trump's figure. that $10 million figure is based on a similar trip by president obama in 2013. air force one accounts for a big chunk of the presidential travel budget. costing more than $180,000 per hour to operate. that means the roughly four-hour round trip flight to his seaside
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estate costs more than $700,000. >> is he going down there every weekend, the costs are going to add up pretty quickly. >> reporter: tom smitten, president of the watchdog group. >> he doesn't need to go to florida every weekend. he can work at the white house or up at camp david. >> reporter: mr. trump often attacked his predecessor for traveling too often. he once tweeted president barack obama's vacation is costing taxpayers millions of dollars. unbelievable. four years ago, president obama's weekend in south florida cost taxpayers $3.6 million. the pentagon spent about $2.8 million for air force one, plus support aircraft and military personnel. the secret service and the coast guard added nearly $800,000. during his eight years in office, mr. obama racked up about $97 million in travel costs. president trump is on pace to
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eclipse that by the end of his first year. another cost of keeping president trump safe, disruptions to businesses near mar-a-lago. the airspace around lantana airport is restrict were when the president is in town. on an average day there are around 300 takeoff it's and landings. but when the president's here nothing is moving, except the bottom line for businesses that operate out of this airport. they say they lose about $30,000 each weekend they're closed. others welcome the presidential visit to palm beach. she owns a boutique in the rich shopping district. >> president trump will bring many more high-end visitors to the community which is going to definitely help everyone on a high economic scale. >> reporter: regardless of who is in office, presidential visits are never cheap. nearly, the president must be kept safe. but he also travels with a
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contingent of aides needed to run the government, especially during emergencies. anthony. >> manuel, thanks. president trump is finalizing his travel ban. ahead, how it could impact patients in rural communities that are already facing a short avenue of doctors. and dramatic video shows >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" is sponsored
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>> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 # "eyewitness news." good morning, i'm jim donovan, the man tapped by president trump as his new national security advisor is a philadelphia native. lieutenant general h. r. mcmaster mcmaster grew up in roxborough section of the city, mcmaster says he'll remain on active duty while serving at the presidential advisor. >> now, we send it right over to katie for a look at today's forecast. >> jim, what looks like real nice day, starting off on chillier note for sure, we dropped in a lot of locations cents about 10 degrees, give or take, from this same time yesterday. now, see more clouds are beginning to bill owe in here. that's sign of the latest warmfront lifting in. but with that, warmfront it, will live up to its name, although i don't think we will see much in the way of wet weather perhaps stray shower or sprinkle at worse tonight into early tomorrow.
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this really just comes through lackluster, moisture content, makes up for that with the warm up that we experience, all the way up to 70s come thursday, so case of may there. and another storm comes along friday, and specially into saturday. >> meisha? >> katie, thank you. and we are still looking at this overturned tractor-trailer still out there. blue route, ramp to schuylkill westbound, starting to slow down, see all the way off, does look like starting to get this cleared up. heads up. very slow moving around there. another accident downed pole near norristown, and the road closed between fairfield and marshall street. you will have to use the alternate main street. jim, over you. >> next update is at 8: 25. coming up cbs this morning how the president's travel ban do impact the next generation of doctors, i'm jim
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♪ it is tuesday, february 21st, 2017. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including british lawmakers arguing over our president. the parliament debate over giving president trump a royal welcome when he goes to london. but first, here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. the crash happened at about 9:00 a.m. australian time. police say the timing may have saved many lives. >> mcmaster is known as one of the best battlefield generals in iraq. >> you know him, fran, what can you tell us about him? do you think it's a good choice? >> i think it's a brilliant choice. mcmaster is both a doer and
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thinker. >> the trump administration is setting tough immigration laws. >> nine of california's 12 major reservoirs are now above their water averages for this time of year. >> tsa officers were in the process of opening a precheck lane when the passengers walked through an unstaffed metal detector. >> the white house will not disclose the exact cost of mr. trump's figure. that $10 million figure is based on a similar trip by president obama in 2013. this weekend, trump held a campaign rally in the florida airport and had a real life person join him on stage. >> come on up. that was great. hop over the fence. [ laughter ] >> nothing screams stronger borders and extreme vetting like "hop over the fence!" bring that broken bottle with you, come on! >> i'm gayle king with norah
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o'donnell, anthony mason. charlie is off. we've got proof of that, breaking news. so, yesterday, i go over to charlie's place. i check in at the desk. and say you can tell charlie i'm down here. they go, miss king, mr. rose is already waiting for you. i step into the restaurant, it's like he stepped off the golf course. i thought charlie, no offense, i thought you might be in bed and feeling a little feeble. he goes why would you think that? because you had open heart surgery 11 days ago. as i was leaving he said would it be okay to post a picture? he said absolutely. i think that's a great idea. >> selfies now. >> he's no fan of selfies. i said, can i do a selfie? he goes, okay. he looked so great, guy. he was in such great spirits. he was really happy. as i was leaving, his trainer was coming. he was getting ready to do some
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exercise. he looks great. >> it is amazing. how quickly people can bounce back. my dad had that operation and snapped back. it's remarkable. >> what did you have for breakfast? >> i had an egg whites omelet, you'll be happy to know. and he had fruit. and i ate half of his fruit. he said he's planning to come back in march. he said, please don't rush it, as much as we miss him, please don't rush it. i was so excited. >> he's looking really good. >> he is. >> i know he's reading the newspaper and following us in stories. >> norah, there were five on the table. >> and there's, this, of course, big news about lieutenant general h.r. mcmaster because he is president trump's new national security adviser. the president made the announcement at his mar-a-lago estate in florida where he spent the weekend interviewing candidates. mcmaster thanked the president for the opportunity. >> i'd just like to say what a privilege it is to be able to continue serving our nation. i'm grateful for you for that
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opportunity. and i look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything i can to advance and protect the interests of the american people. >> mcmaster is a 54-year-old career army officer with a ph.d. who fought in the first war, afghanistan and iraq. as an active duty general he still serves and is less able to make staffing demands. retired admiral roberts harwood turned down the selection. mcmaster has criticized past administrations including the george w. bush's handling of the iraq war. in his book. and flynn misled white house officials including vice president mike pence about his conversations with russia's u.s. ambassador. the vice president said yesterday in belgium, that he supported the president's decision to fire flynn. >> i was disappointed to learn
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that -- the facts that had been conveyed to me by general flynn were inaccurate. >> the vice president went to europe to reassure u.s. allies that the trump administration will to support nato and resist russian aggression. >> the united kingdom is gripped by a fear debate of whether president trump deserves at recognition of a formal state visit. thousands took to the street to protest. many argue an invitation by the queen would be an embarrassment to the crown. charl d'agata is outside the houses of parliament where that petition prompted heated words. >> reporter: heated words as to whether or not president trump has a right to an official visit. meet with the queen, maybe stay at the palace, the whole shebang. mostly a chance to vent.
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>> if we discuss mr. trump -- >> if we were to rescind this invitation it could be catastrophic. >> here, here, here. >> reporter: this, a fierce debate over whether president trump can be stripped of a state visit. >> we cannot accept denigration of women and minorities. it wouldn't be acceptable for any country but certainly not from our allies. >> reporter: and kirstie oswald accusing them of cozyingy up to the president. >> as one of my constituents said to me what happened to [ bleep ] to stand up and assure the moral back bone. >> reporter: but those in defense of president trump like conservative mp nigel evans said critics should get over it. >> of being wrongly condemn of being the only politician for
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delivering on his promises. the 61 million people who voted for donald trump. >> reporter: the last state visit by an american president was by president obama in 2011. unlike a regular visit, a state visit means rolling out the royal red carpet, including an official state banquet which is ostensibly an invitation by the queen. traditionally, u.s. presidents have to wait years for a state visit if they get one at all. president trump only had to wait seven days. that triggered the petition and protests last night, arguing that a state visit would be an embarrassment to her majesty the queen. >> there no way, no way, donald trump deserves this honor. >> well, in the end, the protests, the petition, the debate in parliament none of it really matters in the big picture. no vote was taken. and that state visit will go ahead as planned. norah. >> charlie, thank you so much. the world's diplomats are
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remembering russia's ambassador to the united nations, vitaly churkin died suddenly in new york, one day before his 66th birthday. he served as russian ambassador at the u.n., churkin was the longest serving ambassador on the security council and was highly respected. charlie rose spoke with him in 2014 on his pbs program. >> is this the beginning of a new cold war between russia and the united states? >> well, first of all, i think we need to put what the cold war. it was a competition, both sides were getting ready seriously to kill each each other in nuclear war. this is not the case at this time time. we need to analyze the situation. i think that definitely the united states and some western countries have their view on the crimea. but i think we have interests.
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first of all in making sure that the global economy is not destabilized. and secondly that we can work together if we have to prevent the destableation of the ukraine. i don't see that happening at all. >> russia's deputy he wan representative told them that churkins were irreplaceable. >> he was the foreign ministry spokesman and highly well regarded. >> very well loved. any thought of how he died? >> we don't know. four american tourists on a dream vacation were killed when a plane slammed into an australian shopping center. dash cam video shows the moment earlier today. a charter plane rapidly descended into an outlet mall. seconds later the plane crashed and burst into flames. the pilot who australia was also
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killed. the crash happened about an hour before the popular mall was set to open. and police say that may have saved many lives on the ground. >> i'll say. i keep thinking of the people on board that plane. how horrible. because they knew they were in big trouble. powerful storms are slamming northern california for a third day, making rivers rise. in the santa cruz mountains two hours north of san francisco, large trees toppled. officials opened the spillway near sacramento. state sunday advisory for flood, snow, wind or winter weather. president trump's efforts to finalize his revised travel ban may impact health care for millions of americans. ahead, how a ban could make it more difficult to tackle the
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physicians. major headlights care centers like this in southern illinois are hoping to fill those gaps with foreign-born doctors but with talk of a travel ban they now fear those efforts will fail. >> i started getting one after another after another after another. >> reporter: the moment president trump signed his temporary travel ban, dr. jerry cruz, dean of the southern university illinois was slam by colleagues. >> it's what's going to happen next. i think there's fear. there's fear of detention. there's fear of the ban being extended to other countries. >> reporter: 1 in 4 doctors in the u.s. are foreign born, including the 15,000 also included in president trump's travel ban. how much of a shortage in a place like this? >> about half of what's needs. >> reporter: dr. cruz had hoped that in morgan county about 30 miles outside of springfield
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illinois, by recruiting more international graduates. >> international medical graduates are an important part. in many places the international medical graduate solution is the medical system. so people should be very concerned about this. >> reporter: hospitals have until 9:00 p.m. wednesday to decide which recent medical school graduates they'd like to bring on as residents. in a normal year, the best candidates would rise to the top but this year, hospitals also have to weigh whether to take a risk on a candidate whose visa might be denied. >> all of the dreams are shot by this issue that you cannot enter the country. >> reporter: a syrian-born cardiology fellow at cook county memoir hospital arrived as a resident in 2011. if somebody in the white house happens to be watching this, what would you want them to know about the doctors from these seven countries? >> i would really urge them to
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get away from them. the program wants them. >> reporter: dr. cruz hopes the new ban includes an exception for doctors. what message would you have for foreign applicants watching this and thinking about next year? >> i'd tell them hang on, we're getting ready for you. >> reporter: the average doctor sees between 800 to 1500 patients a year. when we're talk about the 15,000 physicians from the countries affected by president trump's travel ban we're talking about doctors that could affect millions of americans. >> thank you, tony. a louisiana grandmother did not hesitate when she saw a man attacking a police officer. ahead, how she saved a police corporal who was allegedly being beaten with his own baton. don't mess with grandma. and we're getting a last look at bao bao the giant panda, before
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a louisiana woman unexpectedly jumps into the line of duty over the weekend. 56-year-olds vickie williams-tillman pulled over sunday when she saw a man attacking a police officer. first she said she dialed 911 but the suspect allegedly took corporal billy amie's baton and started hitting him on the head.
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the grandmother jumped on the suspect's back to save the corporal. >> you could see it in his eyes that he needed help. i didn't want to walk away from him. >> next thing i know, she was pulling her -- the suspect's hand off of my gun. >> williams-tillman helped officer amie keep control until backup arrive. the baton rouge police department called williams-tillman a true hero. i love this woman. >> i do, too. >> i just love her. >> she knows how to get the job done. >> i love that she jumped on the back. >> i love, anthony, that she stopped the car and pulled over. >> everybody is okay. uber is facing a new pr setback. how a disturbing harassment claim by a former employee is just the latest in the string of image problems for the ride hailing company. your local news is next.
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>> application say reported carjacking and kidnapping that sparked early morning search for missing four year old was all a hoax, authorities say it started last night, pizza delivery man, flagged down police in logan, toll them, he was robbed at gunpoint, his vehicle stolen. also said four year old boy was in the car, man later admitted he made the whole thing up. no word this morning if he will face charges. now a check on the forecast with meteorologist, katie fehlinger. one of the cooler days? >> definitely one the cooler, but what's happening here, rahel, it will still end up being above average by about 8 . and, again, this is the coolest day that we're look ahead to. so here is a look at the temperature change it, have some chillier nare place yesterday. and right now, we are about really anywhere from ten to
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upward of 15 degrees cooler than this from this same time yesterday. and, that's reflected as mid 20's, 30's, on the area thermometer, as the day progresses here light wind, turning more southerly with every passing hour, even though it won't be very breezy day, helps usher in the warmthment and you may see spotty shower tonight, early tomorrow, but generally tomorrow, clouds break for sunny skies, and we warm all the way up to 63. >> nice, katie, thank you. looking outside right now, talking little earlier, still out there, about water main break in newark, actually happened last night about 8:40 . still out there. southbound, 95, that right lane block, so heads up on that. looks like it is getting little slow, in and around that area, as well, also accident and downed pole in norristown, sandy hill road closed between fairfield road, marshall street, will have to use the alternate main street or ridge pike, going to be your best bet. rahel, back over to you. >> meisha, thank you. next update is at 85:00, a ahead on cbs this morning, unique trend is rocking g the heartland of the united
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♪ well, here's a look at bao bao, the giant panda hanging out in her enclosure at washington's national zoo. she's preparing to say farewell to america. the zoo has been getting ready for her departure for several weeks. it has a breeding agreement with china to return all cubs by the time they turn 4 years old. bao bao's 4th birthday is in august. the zoo is closed this morning as workers prepare for her big trip. she will travel on a flight to china this afternoon with a zookeeper and veterinarian. the public had a chance to say good-bye to bao bao yesterday. she played on a giant ice cake made of a shape of a giants pagoda. >> very hard to say bye-bye to
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bao bao. >> it is. both literally and figuratively. >> bye-bye, bao bao. >> they're cute doing anything. chewing with their mouths open. licking their paws. rolling down the hill. welcome back to -- bao bao is a first. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this hour, a woman's account of sexual harassment at uber could represent a much larger problem in silicon valley. jodie cantor is in our green room with implicationings to the ride sharing service and the implications as a whole. and picking up a new hobby, painting rocks and hiding them in plain sight for others to find. how this quickly moving trend has moved from u.s. to africa. time to show you headlines from around the globe. "usa today" reports on a study of teen suicide attempts and
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same-sex marriage. a six-year study ending in 2015 found that 7% drop in suicide attempts among all high school students, as states ended their gay marriage ban. the drop among sexual minorities was 14%. researchers caution, though, the results don't prove there's a connection. david cassidy tells "people" magazine that he's battling commentsi dementia. his mother and grandfather also had this condition. the former "partridge family" star is 66 years old. he struggled to recall the lyrics of a popular song he's sung for nearly 50 years. and something new to old glory. a flag displayed during a visit of vice president pence to brussels had 51 stars. they got the stripes right, of course. 13. but the eu has not explained
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what happened. >> it does look a little funny. >> but i wonder who counted the stars. >> apparently, no one counted the stars. "washington post" reports that president trump played a full round sunday. he played with rory mcilroy in west palm beach. it took the president 24 days before he played his first confirmed round of golf. president obama did not play until more than three months after his inauguration. >> that is, of course, all of the stats compiled by mark knoller, our golfing expert. >> our white house statistician, yes. "wall street journal" said toys r u.s. displays corporate cuts. 250 jobs were eliminated. sales were down 2.5%. toys "r" us had trouble attra
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attracting shoppers to stores. and "the guardian" on the biggest sailing yacht, the $455 billion ship is being delivered to a russian billionaire when it was stopped in ed iped in gibr. he has a mass of more than 300 feet. the billionaire who owns it is worth, they say, close to $4 billion. i'm thinking they will settle that sooner rather than later. >> $16 million is all change for him. >> it's a sailing yacht, different than a regular yacht? >> yeah. >> okay. "plain dealer" in cleveland reports on country music star eric church cracking down on ticket scalpers. today, he'll cancel 25,000 tickets bought by scalpers. the tickets will be released for sale for fans through legitimate
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sources like church's website. he does not want fans to pay more than face value. uber promises an urgent investigation into sexual harassment claims made in a former employee's blog post. a female software engineer for the ride sharing service said her complaints were repeatedly ignored by her company. she wrote to her manager. who was saying he was trying to stay out of trouble at work but he couldn't help getting in trouble because he was looking for women to have sex with. and "the new york times" correspondent and cbs news news contributor jodi kantor is here. good morning. >> good morning. she said this actually happened on the first day by her manager, she was propositioned for sex. >> what's so striking about the allegations, is that the crime was bad, but the cover-up was worse. she said not only was she
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propositioned for sex. but really a lot of management was complicit. hr was in on it. she was told that she was going to be essentially ignored. that she would suffer job consequences. she ran up the chain of command and was basically told to stay silent. and other women had the same complaint and hushed up, too. >> she was told initially that she was the first complaint but subsequently discovered that multiple women made complaints against this man. >> what's striking is what didn't happen. she did not bring a lawsuit. maybe she will, but she hasn't yet. a lot of women i'm seeing in my reporting are choosing to essentially try this in the court of public opinion instead of a case in court. the court of public opinion is certainly speaking up. her blog was very well written and very meticulous. but travis kalanick who has responded the head of uber said
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there's no place for this kind of behavior at uber. that the company is determined to take, quote, take what's happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace." what do you make of uber's response? it does look serious. >> they are going to conduct the investigation. and actually, the event to launch this today they're having an all-hands meeting of all employees. uber is a pretty secretive company. my colleague is reporting that many employees are extremely concerned about what's happened. and they're concerned about the terms on which this investigation is going to be carried out. will it be truly independent. eric holder is sort of a former attorney general with ultimately a rough idea. and arianna huffington, can she
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be independent if she's on the board. if head of hr is involved, hr has failed before in this regard. >> this is not good for uber. they've had a rocky road. what does it say to you about the company, jodi? >> i think it says the way companies are accountable, first of all, to their customers in a whole new way, but also their own employees. often what we're seeing right now is are really employees driving change at a company. i would keep my eye on what employees say today. >> it's interesting to see in the memo, he said it's been a tough 24 hours. and employees and other issues here within the company, engineers and scientists, 15, are women in uber. then he compares it to facebook, 23% at apple, google 19%.
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almost in defense. there seems to be a problem with women, no? >> in categories of how many women engineers specifically do you have are not specifically broken out. the question about uber, the culture is very different. this is a ceo who has bragged about kind of getting women on demand just like you get a car on demand. it's a company that has prided itself on breaking the rules at the time. entering markets even where it wasn't allowed. saying we're going to proceed and ask questions later. so, i think the question is whether uber can become a kind of mature, law-abiding company. >> jodi, there was a line that stuck out in susan fowler's blog post. she said, after she repeatedly told hr about this incident. she said the incident was escalated up the chain as far as it could be and still nothing was done. what does that suggest?
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>> i think she's asking a question, whether or not it went all the way up to the ceo. and what would be the consequences if it did. first of all, would this eric holder investigation result in the ceo being grilled. and if it turns up that it did go high, how would they want to address that? >> with retired eric holder i think sends a message that he's taking this seriously. >> thanks very much. the key to finding happiness could be just a stone's throw away. ahead, how painting rocks and hiding them foreothers to fin
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find. it's a trend that exploded in northeast ohio to found common ground in a state that's certainly had its fair share of division. >> reporter: at the university of mt. union, stones are placed on a bench, beside a tree. beside a popular kissing bench. >> people are truly impacted by these rocks. >> reporter: nancy had a facebook page last summer after hearing about similar groups in washington state. that's where the rock hiding trend started with the simple premise, find a rock. paint a rock. hide a rock and, oh, yes, post pictures. >> is that idea that you write a smile, typically write a post and maybe they smile? >> absolutely. there are so many people that write posts that say, you know, i found this rock and it really did make me smile. >> reporter: since launching rocks several months ago, 50,000 have joined making it the
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largest sign and post rock group. >> did you ever get the pushback, are you kidding me, you're painting rocks? >> absolutely. the naysayers become believers. >> reporter: she likes to hunt for rocks with her dog who poses with every sign. >> she likes being in front of the camera. she smiles. that smile is concontagious. it's like a treasure hunt. >> reporter: and the sightings aren't lifted to northeast ohio. rock posts have come from spain, switzerland and tanzania. >> these rocks take on a life of their own. they're out there with a purpose and they have a life. and they're meaningful. >> reporter: but terming what's meaningful can get complicated. the list of rules is expensive. >> we also make an effort, though, to not be political to
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not take stands. why is that? >> that's a tough one, i take a lot of criticism for that. we're not here to support issues. we're not here to support candidates. we're not here to support causes. we're here to promote kindness and sharing with each other. >> reporter: what is encouraged rocks with a personal meaning whether creating a work of art or something straight from the heart. >> i came home from work one day, a bucket full of rocks. >> reporter: elise went to high school with nancy and brenda who helps run the group. they painted a bucket full of rocks to honor her daughter megan. megan had sarcoma a rare form of cancer for six months. she died in august before anyone predicted. >> they told me she could live for years. >> reporter: nothing will cure the grief of losing a child.
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but megan's rocks as they're now known have brought much needed support. >> when somebody finds one of megan's rocks, the kindness in the person that megan was is being shared by all of these people who finds her rocks. >> reporter: what has it been like to leave those rocks of your daughter? >> it's comforting and it's sad. and it's just so unbelievable to bring the rocks and know that we're taking her with us and leaving a little bit of her somewhere. and somebody else findings it, they may not know that meaning of the rock, when they post it and they found it, we thank them and say megan rocks. >> reporter: who knew, rocks. like they were inspired by the washington group northeast ohio rocks have formed other groups. others have sparked from it. nearly 20 more rock groups across the country. there's actually one from chile
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that started. i brought one for you guys. it's a rock. >> it's a lovely idea. >> i'm keeping my rock. even though it says find it and rehide it, i like this. i love this idea. >> if you love it, you keep it, paint a new rock and hide that one. that one gave me trouble in security. they didn't know what it was. a waitress proves he can deliver under pressure. we'll show you her quick reaction when a giant lizard is inside a busy rest
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good morning, i'm jim donovan. authorities are investigating an apparent derailment at septa 69 street terminal in upper darby. chopper three live over the terminal at 69th and market. derailment appears to occur when the train was approaching the terminal. >> this happened within the last half hour. information is just coming into our news room. there are no reports of injuries so far. lets guess to meisha, for a little more on how this is affecting everyone. >> jim, what we're hearing right now, like you said, market frankford line train went partially off the tracks, two trains collided. take a look right now, market frankford line shuttle bussing between 63rd and 69th street, because of this accident. take a look at this, it happened right at 69th. it is right now delayed. twenty minutes at minimum. you will absolutely need to
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find an alternate route. make sure to check your schedules, alternate routes on line, this is going to be impacting commuters probably now, and throughout the rest of the day, heads up on that, and again, this is a reminder right now you are delayed 20 minutes, and you are shuttle bussing. this will impact your commute this morning. if you just look at the pictures it, looks pretty serious. we'll update you as we get it. right now looking at this, what a mess in the world of septa. >> sounds like it. well thankfully at leash -- at least, meisha, the weather will courtroom wait with anyone with travel plans. see more of mix of sun than clouds, warmfront is lifting into the area. i expect the daytime high to reach still above average levels right before your very eyes, right just before the top of the hour temperature updating for us, currently 39 at philadelphia international airport. as the day goes on, i think we have easy time hitting lower mid 50's, already about 8 degrees above average. we will warm all the way up to 63 tomorrow. and then on thursday, warmest day of the pack, 71 degrees.
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feeling like may. jim? >> thanks so much, katie. that's "eyewitness news" for now. join us for "eyewitness news" today at noon. i'm jim
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