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relationship between the u.s. and cuba has entered a new day, but old wounds are still on display during an historic and sometimes contentious visit to the communist island nation. game, set, match. after saying women's tennis players should get on their knees and thank the men on tour, a tennis official is out of a job this morning. and custody controversy. why a 6-year-old girl is being taken from the foster family that's raised her for most of her life. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking news from brussels, belgium. this morning, there have been two powerful explosions at the brussels airport. the cause is unclear, but charlie d'agata joins us from brussels on the phone. charlie, good morning. what can you tell us?
you, anne-marie. actually, i'm on my way from bruge to brussels. we were there last night. this is the prison where salah abdeslam is currently being held, the man who was arrested on friday. so we're racing down to brussels now. possibly two explosions. it happened around 8:00 this morning. some agencies are reporting one dead, two dozen wounded. belgian television, one station said it may be as high as 11 dead. we have to confirm these numbers in knees developing news story, obviously. there are reports of shots were fired this morning when this event took place. the natural assumption is this is a terrorist attack considering the events that have happened in the past week or so and the arrest of salah abdeslam, the attacker in paris, the only one to survive, was arrested friday. and now the whole city has been -- excuse me, the airport itself has been locked down.
there as quickly as possible. but yes, two explosions being reported and a number dead and several wounded. >> all right. belgium on the phone, thank you so much, charlie. >> reporter: thanks. well, campaign 2016 heads west today.s to extend her delegate lead while donald trump's rivals look to slow him down. both democrats and republicans hold contests in arizona and democrats also hold a caucus in idaho. a just-released cbs news/"new york times" poll of democratic voters finds that clinton-point lead over bernie sanders. on the republican side, trump maintains a healthy lead over his rivals.ew york with more. good morning, don. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. that new poll came as trump sort of tried out washington for size the billionaire went to the nation's capital in an effort of building support within his party. he left still in the crosshairs
voting in the west today could further lay the landscape for the republican presidential the big prize is the winner-take-all state of arizona. monday, front-runner donald trump focused on foreign policy in washington where he suggestedd rethink its involvement in nato, an idea he repeated on cnn last night. >> we're paying ly. it's too much. and frankly, it's a different world than it was when we originally conceived of the idea and everybody got together. ted cruz and john kasich quickly responded. >> this is a dangerous world. if america withdraws, we get the kind of chaos has produced. >> as a leader of this country, you want to be careful and you wouldn't say that now. >> reporter: while in washington trump tried from party leaders and also spoke before apac. >> when i become president, the days of treating israel like a will end. >> reporter: democratic front-runner hillary clinton used her speech before the pro-israel group to target
>> we need steady hands, notident who says he's neutral on monday, pro-israel on tuesday, and who knows what on wednesday.sanders skipped the conference and campaigned in utah where he needs to pull off a win. >> israel must continue to exist as an state. but if we are going to have lasting peace, we have also got to work with the palestinians.0 delegates are up for grabs today. while in washington, donald trump met with "the washington post"rd which has been very critical of him. afterwards in an editorial titled "electing him will still be a radical risk.""unfortunately the visit provided no reassurance regarding mr. trump's fitness for the presidency." at last check, trump commanded ad in the winner-take-all state of arizona, one of the states voting today. anne-marie? >> don champion in new york. don.
morning," we will take a look at the security preparations for the gop convention in cleveland.e of those running for president have been highly critical of president obama's visit to cuba. the president wraps up his y, and yesterday during a sometimes-tense joint news conference, cuban president raul castro denied his country holdsprisoners. despite some deep divisions, mr. obama says progress has been made. chris martinez has more from havana.sident obama calls this a new day. and he says the u.s. embargo against cuba will end.f when. president obama and the first lady smiled for the cameras as they arrived for a state dinner in havana. was less celebratory when president obama and cuban president raul castro held a joint news conference hours road ahead will not be easy.
swim with sharks in order to hat you and i have set forth. >> reporter: castro rarely takes questions from reporters in a country where the media is tightly controlled. he bristled when an americansked why cuba detains political prisoners. >> translator: after this meeting is over, you can give me a list of political if we have those political prisoners, they will be released before tonight ends. >> reporter: sunday more than two dozen political protesters were ident obama plans to meet with dissidents tuesday. the leaders talked about the progress they've made over the past 15 months inplomatic ties, but they still have major disagreements over human rights and the role of democracy. >> our starting point is we haves. two different systems of government. two different economies. and we have differences. >> reporter: the president is enjoying havana's traditions on his three-day trip.watch the
the tampa bay rays, celebrating cuba's national sport. raul castro will also attendl game later today. but before any of that, president obama will give an address to the cuban people that will be broadcast live all across the island via state tv.martinez, cbs news, havana, cuba. well, a surprising twist in etween the federal government and apple. today's court showdown was postponed after the fbi said it may no longer need apple's help he san bernardino shooter's iphone. >> reporter: after asking and then trying to compel apple for help, the party showed investigators a possible method of getting into syed farook's phone. the fbi believes a locked iphone given to farook by hisy hold information on the december 2nd terror abeing ttack that t getting access to that information has opened up a debate over privacy and data
>> we need to decide as a nation power the government should have over our data and over our privacy. >> reporter: on a day when he company's latest gadgets, apple ceo tim cook took a firm stance against >> this is an issue that impacts all of us, and we will not shrink from this responsibility.onth a federal judge ruled in favor of an fbi request for apple to create new special software that would unlock farook's the latest court filing, the government says it will test this new method of opening the phone, and it may not need the tech company's help. >> the, of course, raises questions about why the government has consistently said for over a pmonth that apple and only apple could unlock the iphone,why they are seeking a court to compel the company to do so. >> reporter: if the fbi's plan
encryption., the fbi has to file a status report on its investigation by tuesday, april 5th. apple attorneys aren't calling this a victory, however. they say the fbi's plan work, and investigators could once again ask or demand apple's help. well, coming up on the on this morning's breaking news. we'll go back to belgium where at least two explosions have rocked the brussels airport this morning. e yardley's. sfx: leaf blower dad! sorry. this is more than a lawn. this is a trugreen lawn.
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breaking news in brussels, belgium, where at least one person is dead and several injured after explosions rocked the departure gate atport. charlie d'agata joins us now on the phone from belgium. charlie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to derstand that all flights have now been canceled. the flights coming in have been diverted. there are reports that people were shouting there was gunfire before the
we've seen some twitter pictures. we're rushing to the airport now. the windows have all been smashed out. there's a guy on the ground with a bad leg. some of the belgian media is reporting there could be several dead in this attack.ive us a little context here. yesterday it was revealed that there is now another suspect in the paris terror attack suspected of making the bombs used to could this be related at all, the search for that man? >> reporter: certainly ing in that direction, anne-marie. this is after the arrest of salah abdeslam friday. he is the only attacker to attack. he fled to a neighborhood here in brussels. the man they're looking for now, and they've put out a sort of all points they're calling him the alleged bomb baker
his dna was found on explosive devices at a couple e reason they're looking for him now and the fact that he's on the run is they connected him with salah abdeslam. he was found in a car. being in a car traveling with abdeslam before the attack in places like hungary. so he seems to be the key and the person that they're most interested in finding -- now, this being the bombbombmaker, ands fi these were efficient bombs. every one that they needed to work did work, and that isn't always the case.person, then he has, you know, a high degree of sophistication. clearly he's on the run. clearly he's if he's the bombmaker if these are indeed bombs, obviously this is a developing story, we have to find thatertainly going to be pointing in his direction. >> so what can you tell us about what's going on at the airport now? i know you're heading to
>> reporter: yes. what happened is we've seen some twitter feeds of this sort of frenzied evacuation, and thised around 8:00 this morning. they said it showed the windows have been smashed out, and there's some blood on the floor, anground. they evacuated the airport. the entire area has been locked down. they've canceled all flights and they are diverting any flights that were coming into the airport. that, again, we have to get this confirmation that this may have been an attack. people were shouting in arabic. there was gunfire.ses say there were two explosions that took place. that whole area has been locked down. we should be getting there in about 20 minutes or so to get a . but that's the way things stand now. >> all right. charlie d'agata in belgium. a lot going on there. we have two explosions reported at the airport course, this comes on the heels of belgium police
the paris attacks and also er suspect, a man known to be a bombmaker, also searching for the suspect in that attack. we're goinger this breaking story throughout the morning. as well we'll get you up to speed on all the other news of the day.ews." with heat. unlike creams and rubs that mask the pain, thermacare has patented heat cells that penetrate deep to increase circ. let's review: heat, plus relief, plus healing, equals thermacare. the proof that it heals is you. ingredients like roasted hazelnuts and cocoa, the delicious taste of nutella takes pancakes level. nutella. spread the happy! (music plajess. and we are the bug chicks. we are a nano-business. windows 10 really helps us get the word out about how awesome bugs are. d curious and all kids speak the language of bug. "hey cortana, find my katydid video" oh! this is so good. (laughs)trying to teach a kid about a proboscis
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back to the breaking news in brussels, belgium, where at dead, several injured after explosions rocked the departure gate at brussels airport. charlie d'agata joins us on the s in belgium on his way to brussels headed towards the airport. charlie, any more information about where theseok place, what area of the airport? >> reporter: well, there are some reports, as you said, this departure lounge. and there's at least one report that it may have been targeting the airport. we haven't spoken to anybody there yet. it's what we've seen ourselves on twitter feeds. out of that area. we've seen some wounded people on the ground. belgian television is reporting
been dead. killed in this apparent attack. and it seems to be two explosions that struck the airport around 8:00 local time. >> and charlie, justle about what's been going on in belgium. we had this very high-profile arrest of salah abdeslam, a key attack which i think for a while -- >> reporter: yeah. >> -- at least we didn't even realize where he was, if he was still in belgium. syria? can you talk to us a little bit about that? >> reporter: yeah, well, this is the crazy thing. on friday, you know, we were in the phone call that there's a shooting that had taken place. there seems to be a police in a neighborhood in molenbeek which is in brussels. and this is an area that's become like jihadi central. there have been so many ks that lead back to this one neighborhood in brussels. and this person, specific person, salah abdeslam, one key player to have survived
nine others were either killed now it turns out not only was he able to slip away in the chaos of those paris attacks, he's able to cross the border and make his way back to his oldneighborhood in brussels, five blocks from where he grew up. and that is where anti-terror police closed in.aiding an earlier apartment on tuesday. that led them to this raid on y moved in, it appeared that he tried to run away. he was shot in the leg. so this man, an interunt that stretched all the way to syria, ended up just a few blocks away from his house. he was arrested.his alert that there were two other people they were searching for in connection with this. one of those being the alleged he is thought to have had his
devices, najim ui. so the tension that's been going on since friday,ously an increased police presence throughout those neighborhoods. there was at the airport. we know that from people that we've spoken to. increased police presence there. and that's why the concern is now that if this was the bombmaker, and if few explosions, obviously investigators are pointing in that direction. >> charlie, we're learning now that they've increased security in belgium to the maximum level. i can only imagine witharch for the bombmaker since friday and the information that we received, that there were other attacks possibly in the must have been particularly tense in belgium. and security must have been particularly high. >> reporter: it was. and it is.ts of these areas,
that have been raided, you see anti-terror police on the streets. i mean, they're actually they're heavily armed police in and around, you know, public areas in brussels, in and around those neighborhoods. and of course, there would have been a at the airport. but now, as you said, they cranked it to the highest level. things have been tense, of course, since the arrest on and we spoke to prosecutors yesterday, the french and belgian prosecutors, and we asked how many more are out there? and they said, we simply don't the french prosecutor said they had something like 250 active cases. and there are 750 or so people that have either been in jail or on the loose, and they're searching for them. that just gives you a scale of the level of threat that they are facing, and these are specific isis and in belgium which, of course, coordinating their efforts in
france, but in addition to that,y're dealing with a threat that causes both their countries, once again -- >> all right.t is a major problem. >> all right, charlie, thank you so much for bringing us up to speed. i know you're heading to the . we have a lot more news coming up. this is the "cbs morning news." incredible bladder prot an incredible double your money back guarantee. always discreet is for bladder leaks and it's drier than poise. try it, love it double your money back. always discreet. rning on sound of water running sound of water running
we are seeing, but it looks of windows were blown out. it looks like these blasts were quite powerful.ter: yeah. reporting around 8:00, possibly two explosions. some local media reports are putting the death toll higher than that. reports that shots were fired. people were yelling in arabic. you're seeing the pictures blown-out windows. we've seen a few twitter pictures of people on the ground bleeding. the airport has been evacuated, been locked down. airport. and again, as we've been discussing this morning, this comes as a time of heightenedause of the arrest of this high-profile suspect, involvement in the paris attacks, the one who survived and went on the run. here in belgium on friday. and authorities said then that they are cranking up their alert.is arrest was going to flush suspects out of
>> charlie -- >> reporter: and we're also t somebody has been arrested. >> we are also getting a report of a blast at a train station in brussels, a metro station in brussels. when we heard were looking for at least one other suspect, this man who's known to be a bombmaker, i'm sure -- and also theher terrorist attacks were in the works were being planned, authorities must have expressed some concern about possibly a ramping plans. was there any talk of increasing security, people looking out forbe out of the ordinary? i would think at a time like this, everyone would be surprising to hear that, you know, at least the blasts at the airport was pulled off. >> reporter: well, exactly. a heightened sense of security around airports in public places and metro stations as well. but yes, there's actually an alln out asking for
for this alleged bombmaker. najim they were worried that this high-profile arrest on friday would have sent other isis operatives scrambling.old everybody that that would be a concern, which i think we're both implying, if every place had that sort of lockdown, had that sort of apparently able to attack places as high profile as an airport, it gives you an the scale of the threat they're dealing with here. >> charlie, thank you so much for bringing us up to speed.losions at an airport in brussels, possibly a third explosion at a train station.