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♪ it's tuesday, february 21st, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight -- 94 americans were killed when a small plane crashed into an australian shopping center, reportedly on the trip of a lifetime. also breaking, relentless rain triggers a levee breach in northern california. crews race to repair the break, but there's more rain on the way. >> one of my friends tripped, once he fell, we all fell into the water. >> and several kids fall into a central park lake. ahead, hear from the hero w
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helped pull the boys to safety. captioning funded by cbs good morning, from the cbs newsroom at the cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with, i'm anne-marie green. breaking overnight, australian news reported that four americans died in a fiery plane crash, according to one of the sons, the men were heading out on a golf trip. the twin prop had taken off on melbourne's second largest airport on a flight in king island and it crashed into a shopping center. the plane had just gotten airborne when the pilot issued a distress call and was trying to return to the airport. >> the flight was taking off from the runway recording a mayday. we understand there was possibly a catastrophic engine fire but we're unsure. >> the pilot was experienced and well-known. the names of the aca
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and overnight, emergency crews in northern california were able to close a levee breach that forced the evacuation of up to 30 homes. flash flood warnings were issued in san joaquin county east of san francisco. the breach on the san joaquin river threatened mostly farms and ranches. crews worked in the darkness to repair the levee. other rivers overflowed their banks. mud and rock slides and fallen trees blocked roads making evacuation efforts difficult. >> police were coming by saying we've got to evacuate. we're trying to get as much valuables out as we can. >> more than 500 people are under evacuation orders. they'll have to put up with more rain. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbzz has a look at what's on the way. >> the onslaught the rain continues to comeou
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west coast. still scattered showers. a little breather before the next storm arrives. the timing for that will be this weekend, especially on sunday. but flood warnings and watches will continue. a lot of runoff and rivers running very high. and a continued risk of the mudslides in california. the other story we're watching, unbelievable spring warmth keeps coming from the east. especially from the rockies. today's temps 70s in st. louis. another day of record highs in chicago. that will be five straight in chicago. 70s up and down the plains. then we head into wednesday, 80s across much of texas. the record highs will extend all the way to the east coast for the midweek. then we go to winter again. snow again towards the end of the week, in places across the midwest, a blanket of snow is expected thursday into friday, wrapping up on saturday morning. big swings in the weather. i'm meteorologist eric
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for cbs news. six kids were rescued after they fell through the ice on a frozen pond in new york's central park. the victims included teenagers and some as young as 10. police said they were on the ice when it gave away. near a sign that said dangerous thin ice. keep off. >> i checked. we were all sinking down and we were holding ton each other. >> police and fire and rescue units responded and two good samaritans also helped pull the kids out. >> i just had to grab them as hard as i could pull. it sure does. >> the teens are expected to be okay. i'm sure they learned a valuable lesson as well. president trump picked an active duty general to serve as his new national security adviser. thousands turned out yesterday to protest the president's policies. and the white house will soon release new guidelines to toughen immigration
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craig boswell reports. >> reporter: president trump announced h.r. mcmaster as his national security adviser monday at his mar-a-lago estate. >> man is highly experienced. >> reporter: but the 54-year-old career army officer served in afghanistan and the first gulf war. he's considered one of the most successful battlefield commanders in iraq. >> i'd just like to say what a privilege it is to be able to continue serving our nation. >> reporter: but in cities across the country on this presidents' day there were protests against president trump. >> we have to fight for equality. for everything under the sun that belongs to us. >> reporter: demonstrators tangled with trump supporters in new york city. and police arrested several protesters in portland, oregon, for blocking the street. the president returned to the white house where he's expected to focus on immigration again. cbs news has learned department of homeland security jke
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will enforce guide linings which includes immediately returning immigrants captured at the mexican border. expedited deporteration for undocumented immigrants in the country less than two years. and hiring 10,000 new enforcement agents and 5,000 border patrol officers. mr. trump is expected to sign a new executive order on immigration to replace the one. ahead on "cbs this morning" we will talk to cbs news national security analyst fran townsend about the president's new national security adviser. >> there's been a knew wave of threats around jewish cemeteries. graves at a cemetery were vandalized monday. and yesterday, there were 11 separate bomb scares called into jewish community centers. it's the latest wave of ti
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mr. trump would be criticized has been criticized to condemn the anti-semitic threats. >> we head he's going to ask a simple easy question. and it's not. it's not a fair question. okay. sit down. here's the story, folks. number one, i am the least anti-semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. number two, racism, the least racist person. in fact, we did very well relative to other people running as a republican. quiet, quiet, quiet. see, he lied about getting up to ask a straight simple question. welcome to the world of the media. ivanka trump called for religious
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kim jong-nam was taxied last week at a kuala lumpur airport. officials say the autopsy found no puncture wounds or signs of heart attack in the estranged son of the north korean family and no one has claimed his body. the tsa is investigating a security breach at new york's kennedy airport. 11 people passed through an unsecured check point. three set off metal detectors. three of the passengers got on a flight to california, and they were searched when they landed. the eight others have yet to be identified. it took the tsa two hours to tell police. >> that's scary. >> it's unclear how long the security checkpoint was unmanned. it's believed the eight unidentified passengers boarded various flights. former attorney general eric
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investigation into claims of sexual harassment of at uber. the holder-led investigation will look at charges raised by susan fowler. fowler, a former uber employee said she was propositioned by her manager on the uber chat service in reports to human resources. in a letter to uber staff, the ceo called this an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace. recovery efforts continue in the san antonio effort where a spring of at least three tornados damaged homes. the tornados hit late sunday and monday. about 150 homes were damaged, including three that collapsed. only five minor injuries were reported, though. many residents are counting their blessings. >> this is our master bath, master bedroom. we weren't in it, thankfully, as you can see, we would have been
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>> at one point, more than 47,000 customers lost power. well, coming up on the "morning news" now -- counting stars. a mistake in the american flag raises eyebrows at the eu. and entertain david cassidy makes a heartbreaking revelation. this is the "cbs morning news." . especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema,
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vitaly churkin died at a hospital after falling ill in his office. he was 64. the cause was not known but police say there were no signs of foul play. russian president vladimir putin issued condolences. and the np rchlts will hear ca allow foreigners to sue for damages in the u.s. the border agent's lawyer says the ruling in favor of the boy's family that foreigners could also sue over drone attacks. >> the associated press notes that suicide attempts by teenagers dropped when same-sex marriage became legal nationwide. a survey found that the change had the biggest impact on gay, lesbian and bisexual teens. researchers caution that the results don't prove there's a connection. and david cassidy revealed to "le
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the postal service unveiled its new john f. kennedy forever stamp on presidents' day at the jfk library in boston. among those in the standing room only crowd, the photographer who snapped the black answer white shot while kennedy campaigned in 1960s. the stamp goes on sale today. on the "cbs moneywatch," amazon makes it easier to earn free shipping and a popular messaging app adds a new future. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. more corporate earning and the fed released minutes from its last meeting. last week the dow gained 351 points. the s&p finished 34 points
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water and 50 pounds of bamboo aboard. most of the world's pandas in captivity on are loan from china. zbloon and a college basketball player is trying to make history. demarco morgan has the story. >> 20-year-old demarcus kane as electrified fans. >> let me show you one more time. you there go. >> now, what do you say to yourself when you get out here on the court and everybody is watching. >> when i score 40s or 50s this is mainly for myself and the fans. >> reporter: the 5'5" scoring machine is poised to make history this year. he's on pace to make 30 points per game. >> got to be honest, it's got to feel good going up against the taller guy. >> the tall are guy, he is short, no, that's not the case. >> reporter: recruiters largely
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small mills superman, norfolk has a black widow. how about a real life vigilante. trait to breaking news. it will impact a lot of commutes. live pictures from loudoun county. a fatal accident on the dulles greenway. we are told a drunk driver crashed in a guardrail ejecting two passengers from the vehicle. one was pronounced dead on the scene. the driver has been charged with dui. he and the other passenger were transported with nonlife- threatening injuries. the road will be a mess most of the morning. >> for more, let's head over to ellen bryan. >> it will impact dulles greenway and dulles toll road and route 28. these lanes are northbound lanes, all going to be closed this morning. bear they are doing accident reconstructs work, they are say it will be closed about three hours. i'm thinking that it will open up possibly about 6:30 this morning. well into th
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if you are trying to get to dulles, instead of 28 where you see the closures, take route 286, fairfax county parkway. it looks fine. then heading to the airport you will see slowdowns. leave early. there is the problems on the dulles toll road as well as they try to figure out what happened with that accident and do the accident reconstructs. i will watch that. the only other area to watch out for as you head out, northbound on route 1 when you hit the beltway, there is an accident there as well. no major delays heading up to baltimore, maryland this morning. let's check in with allyson and weather. >> the weather is looking like another fine day. a few more clouds today. that will be the difference. with a few more clouds, we will stay cooler. a mild start. 45 degrees. dew point at 256789 winds calm around today. heading out the
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35. alexandria 43. washington, you are at 45. already close to the average high for this time of year. satellite and radar you can see the clouds working in. highs upper 50s. yesterday in the upper 60s. cooler today. we will talk about rain chances entering the picture in a bit. larry, good morning. >> good morning to you. i'm larry miller. we are following breaking news out of australia. five people are dead after a light plane crashes into a shopping center. four on board were americans. it happened outside of melbourne. everyone on board was killed. police say the crash happened just an hour before the shopping mall was set to open. still no word on what caused the plane to go down. we will pass along new information on our app. new information from the pentagon on fight against isis. 450 military advisories are operating with -- advisors are operating with iraqi forces close to the front line as they try to take back the ci
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mosul. this comes as defense secretary james mattis makes an unannounced visit to iraq. >> thanks. that's a quick look at what is going on. >> the news at 4:30 starts right now. police are at the scene of a deadly accident at dulles greenway. this is sure to slow the morning commute. one woman was pronounced dead at the scene. four people involved in the accident. we will get more details on how it will slow your morning commute. good morning. i'm jan jeffcoat. >> we want to get you an update how traffic will change because of the crash on the dulles freeway. ellen, take it away. >> this is a single car crash. we are dealing with one car. the problem is there were four people inside, two were ejected, one of them pronounced dead on the scene. what is happening, there is accident reconstructs going on. it's not only slowing things down on dulles
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here is the airport. it is slowing things down dulles toll road and dulles greenway and route 28 where we see some of the closures. heading to the airport this morning, instead of route 28, take route 286. that is fairfax county parkway. that gets you north. leave early. you may see delays before you hit the airport while they try to do this accident reconstructs. even if you are at one of the hotels here close to here, you are going to see slowdowns. this is route 28, that is the dulles access road. it will be slow. allyson has a look at the forecast. the forecast is looking good. yesterday was gorgeous with the blue skies. today cooler. only because we are going to have some cloud cover out there. not a bad day. leave the umbrellas at home today. we are going to talk about rain chances coming up in the seven- day forecast. right now it's cool in the usual spots. culpeper 34. frederick freezing but

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