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in new york city. the metro's construction craze - after 4-30. it's tuesday, february 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." donald trump looks to add to his lead in the race for president with a win in the nevada caucuses while ted cruz fends off new claims he's running a dirty campaign. the youngest victim of saturday's mass shooting in kalamazoo battles for her life while questions are raised how much uber knew about the driver accused in the killing spree. and the cost of free is going up. two major retailers are raising
complimentary services. good morning from the cbs studios here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. while republicans caucus today in nevada, donald trump hopes to build on his recent victory in the south carolina primary. a recent poll indicates trump is holding a commanding lead in nevada, and this morning trump and marco rubio are piling on ted cruz accusing him of dirty tricks and questionable campaign tactics. don champion is here in new york with more on that. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. in recent days donald trump has taken some of his harshest jabs yet at ted cruz. last night bolstered by a big win in south carolina over the weekend, trump seemed confident nevada would swing his way but his two biggest challengers are still hoping for an upset. after winning primaries in south carolina and new hampshire, donald trump is eyeing a big win in nevada tonight.
you've got to vote, vote, vote. >> reporter: on the eve of the state's gop caucuses, the republican front-runner did not hold back slamming a protester. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell ya. >> reporter: and bashing rival ted cruz for what he called dishonest campaign ads. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> god bless the great state of nevada. >> reporter: after finishing in third place behind marco rubio in south carolina, cruz is going into today's contest without his communications director. rick tyler was asked to resign monday for sharing a false news story on social media that suggested rubio dismissed the bible. >> i had made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity. that has been how we've conducted it from day one. >> reporter: speaking on the flight to vegas, rubio called tyler the fall guy for cruz's
>> you feel bad for a guy. he's basically a guy who was executing a culture that existed in that campaign. >> reporter: rubio is leading cruz in that state. both are vying to be the main alternative to trump with super tuesday just a week away. >> reporter: and political analysts say trump's ground game in nevada is very different from cruz and rubio's. the billionaire opened two offices in the state late last year. compare that to rubio's campaign which has been calling voters and going door to door for a year. anne-marie? >> don champion in new york. thank you, don. the next democratic primary is this saturday in south carolina. bernie sanders campaigned with actor danny glover hoping to make in roads in the african-american community. sanders scoffed at the notion that his ideas to solve the country's problems are overly ambitious. >> virtually every idea that we are bringing forth not only is the right idea, it's what our country needs.
want. >> meanwhile, hillary clinton has a total of 51 delegates. sanders also has 51, but if you include endorsements by super delegates, those are party officials who can vote for anyone, clinton has 502 and sanders has 70. one week from today is super tuesday when 13 states hold either primaries or caucuses. the greatest number of delegates are on the line in a single day of voting, but not enough to hand any candidate, republican or democrat, the nomination. but doing well on super tuesday can go a long way towards securing the nomination. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will discuss the upcoming primaries and caucuses with face the nation moderator john dickerson and cbs political contributor frank luntz. the supreme court returned to work for the first time since the death of justice antonin
scalia's chair was draped in black cloth, and the session started with a tribute. meanwhile, the fight over replacing scalia heated up with the surfacing of video when george h.w. bush was president and then senator joe biden argued against a presidential appointment during a campaign. >> once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a supreme court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. >> that's the same thing republicans are doing right now. biden says his 1992 comments are being misinterpreted. investigators in kalamazoo, michigan, said the uber driver accused of killing six people selected his victims at random. jason dalton allegedly shot eight people over the span of five hours saturday night. this morning as questions are raised over whether uber should have allowed dalton behind the wheel, the youngest victim is giving her family hope that she will survive.
for her life. >> abigail was shot in the head during saturday's rampage. her injuries were so severe her heart stopped beating and her parents took steps towards donating her organs, but then the strong willed 14-year-old showed signs of life. >> she's actually squeezing hands more and she's actually trying to squeeze on the other side, too, which is both arms, which is great, and she's wiggling her toes. >> she was with a family friend she considered a grandmother at the cracker barrel restaurant when the gunfire erupted. 68-year-old barbara hawthorne was one of the six people killed. >> richard smith, tyler smith. >> kalamazoo's mayor read the names of the victims at a vigil last night. they range in age from 17 to 74 and included a father and son. >> you understand the charges being made against you? >> yes.
judge read a list of 16 charges against jason dalton including six counts of murder. say dalton admitted to the shootings. the violence began just after 6:00 p.m. saturday when dalton allegedly shot tianna caruthers at a playground while children played nearby. >> i couldn't help her. i knew i would be shot too. couldn't. >> reporter: less than two hours earlier he had given a ride to uber customer matt melon. >> we were driving through medians, speeding along. finally once he came to a stop i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> reporter: melon called police after his ride. uber said it received a complaint about dalton's driving on saturday night but the ride hailing service is defending its screening process for drivers saying dalton cleared an approval process last month and that no background check would have anticipated the situation.
up passengers after the shooting spree began. uber is cooperating with investigators but it's not saying whether or not it contacted dalton on saturday night after receiving complaints about his driving. microsoft founder bill gates is weighing in on apple's standoff with the fbi. apple is appealing a court order to help the fbi hack into a locked iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. 14 people died in the attack. gates told "the financial times" apple should cooperate. >> it's a good debate to be having. you know, i'm hopeful that government safeguards and it varies from country to country will be enough that people will feel like this can work. >> a just-released poll found 51% of americans agree with gates. 38% do not think apple should unlock the phone and 11% aren't sure. this morning the national weather service is warning the south is at risk for strong storms, including hail, damaging
more than 7 million people in louisiana, mississippi, alabama, florida, and georgia are most at risk. the threats last until this evening. it began raining in charlotte just last night. the death toll from that powerful cyclone that hit the pacific island nation of fiji has risen to at least 29. rescue crews report entire villages that were wiped out by the storm. buildings were flattened by winds that reached 200 miles per hour. some remote islands have yet to be contacted. a connecticut judge is considering whether to dismiss a suit brought by families of the sandy hook elementary school shooting against the maker of the rifle used in the attack. the families contend the rifle, an ar-15, is too dangerous to sell to the public. the rifle maker, bushmaster firearms says that they are protected by a 2005 law shielding gun makers from most lawsuits. coming up on "the morning
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the seattle times is reporting on the deadly shooting of a black man by city officers. released yeserday. >> down! >> get on the ground. hands up right now. hands up. >> police say the man ignored orders and was reaching for a gun. the suspect's family say they didn't hear officers shout commands. the honolulu star advertiser is reporting the death of a teenager after a helicopter accident, and he and three family members were hurt last week when the tour chopper crashed into pearl harbor. the pilot and two of the passengers are hospitalized. the boston herald reports on testimony by bill cosby's wife in a lawsuit against him. camille cosby was questioned under oath yesterday in springfield, massachusetts. the deposition will resume next month. seven women who say her husband sexually assaulted them are suing for defamation. the washington post is reporting the deaths of 13 bald eagles. a hiker found their bodies along
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the cbs "moneywatch," changes in starbucks reward program, and weight watchers throws its weight behind a study. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. a jump in oil prices sent stocks on wall street higher. the dow gained 228, the s&p gained 27 and the nasdaq finished 66 points higher. last week weight watchers stocks surged up to 50% at one point following the release of a study touting weight watchers. that study conducted by researchers at indiana university found that adults
weight watchers lost significant more weight than others on another program. it turns out the study was funded by weight watchers. that was made clear in the study in the press release but not widely reported. last year americans drove a record 3.1 trillion miles. that's the equivalent of about 337 round trips from earth to pluto. the previous record was 3 trillion miles according to the federal highway administration. that was before the great recession led to a decline in the road trips. it's going to cost amazon customers more to get free shipping. they'll have to spend $49, not $35. members of amazon's $99 a year prime loyalty program will still get free two day shipping on all orders. starbucks is changing the terms of its rewards program. currently starbucks customers earn a star for each transaction no matter what the bill is.
beginning in april the loyalty program will reward stars based on dollars spent and you'll have to earn $125 to get that free item. the less you spend, the harder it's going to be to cash in. anne-marie. >> those reward programs always confuse me. i always forget to bring whatever card i'm supposed to bring. now it sounds like you made it more complicated. confuse a few more people. >> that is my issue also. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks, jill. still ahead, she's got all the right moves. we talked with a white house visitor about her energetic performance while meeting president obama and the first lady. energetic performance while meeting
in nba history. the defending champions beat atlanta 102-92 improving their record to 50-5. they're now on a better pace than the 1996 chicago bulls who won the league record 72 games. it's the opposite story for the once wanted university of tennessee women's basketball team. for the first time since 1985 25. tennessee spent 565 weeks in the polls, including more than 100 ranked number one. virginia mclaurin could be forgiven for launching into a little bit of a dance when she met with the president at the tender age of 106. chip reid has her story. >> how are you? >> fine. >> it's nice to see you. >> i'm honored. >> do you want to say hi to michelle? >> yes. >> slow down now. don't go too quick. >> she's 106.
>> reporter: o yes, she is 106, and in this video released by the white house, virginia mclaurin was so excited to meet the president and the first lady, she started dancing. and so did they. >> what's the secret? >> still dancing at 106. >> reporter: well, for one thing, she still volunteers 40 hours a week at a nearby school as a foster grand parent. when you first saw him you shouted. >> i shouted. >> for joy? >> for joy. i felt good all in my soul. it was the greatest time of my life. >> reporter: and what a life it's been watching as the world changed around her. did you ever think there would be a black president? >> i did not. >> reporter: you did not? >> i did not think it would ever be a black president. >> reporter: what was the best part of meeting the president and the first lady? >> that i felt like i made it.
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well, it was a case of art imitating life at the national portrait gallery in washington. a portrait of actor kevin spacey as president frank underwood from "house of cards" was unveiled monday. spacey said he's delighted even though he may not be recognized in real life. >> when i have a hat on i look like a banker. nobody really wants to talk to bankers so i can wander anywhere. this morning in starbucks i did say hi to a lot of people. they did recognize me in starbucks this morning. >> the portrait was painted by british artist jonathan yo and will be on display starting tomorrow. celene dion makes her return to the stage tonight after the death of her husband.
palace back in las vegas will begin with a tribute to her late husband which will be streamed live at 10:30 eastern. he's credited with discovering dion and he died last month after a long battle with cancer at the age of 73. it's more than just double vision for one utah family. twin sisters each giving birth to a set of twins for the second time. lisa niko of our salt lake city station ku tv has their story. >> we didn't think we would ever create the family we've created. >> 36-year-old kerry bunker and kelly wall are best friends. >> we teach at the same school. our husbands are best friends. she and her husband actually met at our wedding. >> they're also identical twins. >> we traded classes in junior high for two years in a row, my twin sister and i did. we got away with it for the most part. >> reporter: when they say they do everything together, they mean it. >> we had our first set of twins, she had the first set of twins.
vitro ferretlization kelly gave birth to her first set of twins in october of 2010. 11 months later kelly welcomed her ivf twins into the world. >> growing up we've been super close. the more we can do together, the more exciting it's been. >> reporter: last june kelly found out she was pregnant with her second set of twins through ivf. six days later they said they were twins. kelly told kerry the news. >> i got this hair-brained idea what if i was pregnant. >> reporter: so kerry found an old pregnancy test from when they had their third child, sadie, and took it. >> i don't even know what made me think i could be. nothing. there was nothing. it was just why not. why not try it. and i found out i was pregnant the day she found out she was having twins. >> reporter: doctors said the odds of kerry getting pregnant were so low she was practically baron. >> it was so low. he said, you are basically on donor egg status. >> reporter: little did they know not only was kerry pregnant but with twins. >> we are stunned. we're going to have five kids four and under, can we handle
>> reporter: kerry and kelly said all nine kids will grow up together and close. >> we'll talk to each other 50 times a day. we still call each other and tell each other good night. >> reporter: just like their moms. >> luckily our husbands can handle it. coming up on your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the battle between apple and the fbi. we'll speak with ted olson, former solicitor general of the united states. that's cbs this morning. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.cbs this morning. i'm anne-marie green.
>> you are watching kcci 8 news. >> justice served is justice served. eric: right now on kcci, break in the case. how an officer involved shooting in urbandale is connected to a des moines murder case. elizabeth: plus a little-known des moines ordinance could force hundreds of home daycare centers to reduce the number of children they serve. what the city is trying to do. good morning everyone. thanks for waking up bright and early with us. eric: it's 4:30 on tuesday, february 23. it is kind of nice. metinka: it is going to be nice to temperatures nice. near fort dodge and carll. really should not be impacting
temperatures are nice. clouds are going to be with us for most of the day. headed for a high of 36 degrees. -- headed for a high of 46 degrees. elizabeth: des moines police say they have solved a murder from last month but it turns out the suspect is dead. two violent stories colliding here and both involve the same man. eric: 29-year-old ali yahia was shot and killed by urbandale police officers over a week ago. now his death has closed a murder case in des moines. kcci's mark tauscheck explains the bizarre situation. mark: when urbandale officers responded to a drug complaint at the urbandale holiday inn february 13 they encountered ali yahia who fired a shot at least one officer shot back and killed him. this morning des moines police announced dna evidence has linked the deceased 29-year-old to a murder on the south side. in january police found the body of 71-year-old norma mcneeley