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terrorists when they're holding americans hostage. the wife of one american kidnapped in pakistan has a harrowing tale to tell about her efforts to win her husband's freedom. lesley stahl has the story for "60 minutes." it is actually against the law for a citizen look you to give money to a terrorist. >> right. >> and the fbi was facilitating it? >> yes. >> how does that happen? >> the fbi said to me in the beginning it is against the law for you to pay a ransom for your husband. but nobody has ever been prosecuted for that. elaine had hired an experienced hostage negotiation firm that was working with the fbi to advise her. >> as far as i was concerned, give them the money. and i kept, can't we just give them the money. all of it. >> hey, give them the money. let's get this over with. give them the money. >> reporter: it wasn't that simple. before turning over any money,
confirmation that warren was still alive. she asked for proof of life. she wanted a detail that only warren would know. they wrote back in broken english quoting warren. i look forward to a starday dime some with her. elaine had no idea what the message meant. >> then the agent on my side said, dimsum. i said, my god that's warren. he said we are going to have dimsum every sunday that he was home. we went for dimsum. some times saturday and sunday. >> chinese food. >> that was the proof of life. nobody else could have possibly known these little things. >> whenever elaine talked to the kidnappers she would follow notes like these from the fbi can we set up a team to talk next time? or, can i e-mail you? we both have goals. i need to know warren is okay.
impatient. they messaged. if you send the money, we free him. if we not sending the money. then we kill him. and we send you the death video of warren. elaine wrote back. please, do not hurt him. the kidnappers then upped the pressure by having warren himself call and urge her to pay the money. >> elaine, what they told me all along unless they get all the money. they're not going to deliver me. >> reporter: to make sure the kidnappers didn't keep upping the ransom demand she took the fbi advice on huh to answer warren that day. >> it is very dangerous to give them the money, warren. we went have anything left. we will have to give them our entire life savings. they'll keep asking for money. until we have nothing left to give them. and i don't think they will let you go. >> the guy i'm any with is saying if you give him money. i think they'll bring me to islamabad.
needed to deliver. even though she was listening to her husband in cap tich tee. her husband in captivity. being prodded to ask her, to do something different. i don't know that i could do that. >> eric lebson worked on president obama's national security staff specializing in pakistan. after the white house, he and his company, levic volunteered to help elaine during negotiations. >> this is an older woman now living by herself. dealing with stress. taking phone calls from 3:00 in the morning from kidnappers holding her husband. >> reporter: logs from the hostage team show the calls would come in waves. on one night the records show the kidnappers called elaine 18 times between 1:00 a.m. and 6:00 in the morning. >> on my mind all the time was you keep it together. your husband's life is in your hands. and this went on for almost four years? >> yeah. >> daily pressure.
>> reporter: the kidnappers in pakistan finally agreed to $243,000. but the most important part of the process was how to make the swap. she got conflicting advice. the fbi and her private negotiators disagreed. she had to decide what to do. the thing is, my word is the last word. can you imagine my word is the last word. i have to decide what to do. >> reporter: were you prepared for this? >> how could you be prepared for this? >> reporter: you can't. >> i never held life and death in my hand. i tell you i held his life in my hands. >> reporter: the nightmares. >> yes. >> reporter: every decision. did i make the right decision? >> right. again you asked about publicity. >> reporter: yeah. >> some said, shout it from the rooftops. some people said, shh don't tell any body.
this is also, people weighing in. friend. family. calling me. why didn't you do this? why didn't you do that? you know, give me a break. >> reporter: elaine decide to follow the fbi's recommendation and pay the ransom in installments. the plan was that after the last of three payments was delivered, in front of this mosque in pashewar, warren would be delivered to a hotel disguised as devout muslim woman wearing a black burka. after the money was given. warren was not returned. now they wanted more. >> reporter: they got almost all, all of the money. >> almost all of the money. i got no warren. >> my name is warren winestein.
husband deteriorate in publicly released videos on al qaeda web sites. he became more haggard. elaine would notice he had lost a tooth. >> we may never see each other again. >> reporter: she came to realize warren had been transferred to a different group who didn't want money, they wanted prisoners re-released from pakistani prisons. the u.s. government has a policy of not negotiating with terrorists which left many hostage families feeling abandoned. still she went to see top u.s. officials including secretary of state john kerry and deputy national security adviser lisa monaco to ask for help. >> do something. you're the strongest country in the entire world. do something. and they did nothing. elaine began worrying abut a threat to warren. u.s. drone strikes. kidnappers were calling from public phones. the fbi believed that warren was
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go pro revolutionized the way we view extreme sports. the cameras bring to life the thrill of everything. from surfing to base jumping. don dahler caught up with professional go pro photographers at a ski mountain in vermont. >> reporter: when you come to a ski mountain you see guys with go pro cameras taking videos or tricks on the half pipe. we recently met a group of go pro photographers who take the amazing videos of extreme athletes all over the world. the difference is, they take the videos while doing the same tricks, same jumps going backwards. we have all seen videos like this. extreme athletes pulling insane maneuvers. in other worldly locations.
how they capture these images. for every one of the daredevils in front of the lens, there is often another equally adventurous adrenaline behind the camera. shadowing the athletes. doing the same stunts but with one eye fixed on getting the shot. >> when you see the shots, we are literally six inches to two feet away from them in the air going, 30 miles an hour off a 90 foot jump. >> meet abe kislovitz, a usc engineering student with a hobby. >> i was making videos. we just had those original go pros. and i was putting videos up online on my youtube channel. the ceo ended up e-mailing me saying we love what you are doing and would love for you to come work for us. >> reporter: that ceo was go profounder nick woodman who hired kislovitz as one of the earliest employees.
>> he tapped, usc grads and identical twins, chris and caleb farlow. >> we graduated, nick hired us one after another. our entire ski team from sophomores in college. works at go pro now. >> this is a classic story. you guys are doing something you love for the fun of it. now it is your career. >> yeah, pretty awesome. i don't think, don't feel like i am going to work in the morning. the idea is to stay close and on him. >> reporter: on the day we caught up with them. going to work meant their office was the winter x games in aspen, colorado. the course is juicy fruit. >> and their job was to shoot point of view action footage of competitors like 23-year-old champion skier, emma dahlstrom. >> jumps are pretty big. to hit the course you need to know what you are doing on your skis or board. so they should have a lot of props for doing what they're doing. >> ready when you are. >> to be honest, you are doing a follow cam, following them.
camera, the shot is framed. not moving. staying steady in the air. speed. you don't really process exactly what they're doing. i can hardly ever tell you what tricks they did on their run. >> reporter: in fact they rarely know what they have got until the end of each run. >> oh! >> yeah! >> while they're working they try to stay out of the spotlight. >> good job for us if they don't know we are there. >> it's what we have been waiting for. >> every once in ail while they accidentally get some attention. >> got his entire run, via live go pro angles. >> at last year's x games. caleb was following an olympic gold medalist. >> live broadcast. i knew i was on. like they were using my feed. >> just a dirty grab on that. >> a little embarrassing. you know, we are getting cool shots. go back to the trail. everyone goes, live tv. saw you go down. >> these are the big jumps. the big dog playing field.
stomach. >> reporter: but those butterflies usually disappear with the rushing wind of a downhill run. if a kid was going to ask you how do i do what you do? what would you tell them? >> probably tell them to follow their passions. that's how we all got here. that's the best way to got to what you love to do. >> reporter: although at the end of each slope is a paycheck, these guys believe. the real reward is up in the air. >> we have the best seat in the house. we are in the air with the athletes. so, pretty rad. >> the brothers told me when they first started taking the videos, athletes gave them a cold shoulder until they saw how great they are as photographers
officials say -- the ring of steel is designed to keep residents safe from criminals. for the most part the cameras find vehicles with expired registration stickers. anna werner reports. >> suspended or revoked registration. >> reporter: you better not have anything to hide if you drive into free port, new york. >> okay. >> stolen license plate. >> reporter: chief bermudez, and his 95 officers, track every vehicle with 27 fixed cameras that read license plates at all 11 entry points. >> whether a stolen vehicle, amber alert. if your plate shows up on a list of offenders an alarm goats out to the entire police force. why did you want to be able to track people? >> we want to try to reduce crime? >> reporter: the police have made 28 arrests including a murder suspect from norfolk, virginia. but the hits keep on coming. and coming. >> revoked registration.
suspended registrations. is that what you thought the system would do when you got it? >> no. no. we were looking at -- at stolen vehicles. or vehicles wanted in crimes. >> after three months the free port cameras tracked 17 million plates in a village of 50,000. in exchange for the security, the police are drowning in data. overtime is way up. now the chief is asking state and federal governments for help. >> have a force of 95 officers. we could use many more. >> the readers do make mistakes. this one misread the 800 number on the rider truck for the plate of the stolen car. there is the question of where all this information winds up. jason star of the american civil liberties union. >> all of that data its being stored some where. it can be shared. it can be pulled. sent to other law enforcement agencies. it can be breached by third parties. >> license plate readers are
the aclu filed three lawsuits. two involving the scope of information collected. there have been complaints about abuse. chief bermudez is adamant the plate information is never linked to a person unless a crime is indicated and dumped after 180 days. >> do you understand why some would be offended being tracked when they're completely innocent? >> we are not looking at that data though. >> you could be. >> there is so much coming in. impossible to look at that kind of n formation. of information. >> suspended or revoked registration. >> so much information he need seven more officers just to keep up with it.
overnight news." it was a pretty sure bet that donald trump would come up aces in nevada's republican caucuses and the gop front-runner didn't disappoint. winning his third victory in four nominating contests. the bigger battle was for runner-up. between marco rubio and ted cruz. the numbers were still trickling in when the candidates addressed their supporters. >> nevada, we love nevada. thank you! thank you! [ cheers and applause ] >> this is a great place. thank you. trump! trump! trump! trump! [ cheers and applause ] thank you very much. great evening. we will be celebrating for a long time tonight. have a good time. have a good time.
couple months ago we weren't expected to win this one, you know that, right? we weren't. of course, if you listen to the pundits, we weren't expected to win too much. now we are winning, winning, winning, the country. and soon the country is going to start winning, winning, winning. so i want to thank the volunteers, they have been unbelievable. these people they work like endlessly, endlessly. we are not going to forget it. and we have had some great numbers coming out of texas. and amazing numbers coming out of tennessee. and georgia. and arkansas. and then in a couple weeks later, florida. we love florida. so -- we are going to do very well in ohio. we are beating the governor. that's good. always nice to be beating the governor.
it is going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest, all right. so, tonight we had 45, 46%. and tomorrow you will be hearing, you know, if they could just take the other candidates and add them up and if you could add them up because you know the other candidates amount to 55%. so if they could just. they keep forgetting that when people drop out. we are going to get a lot of votes. you know they keep forgetting they don't say it. >> hillary clinton is hoping for her third victory party. on saturday, in south carolina. she and bernie sanders are appealing to african-american voters with promises of justice reform. here's nancy cordes. >> hillary clinton put me and these moms together to move on a nation, to protect all of us.
are not household names. but their children are. eric garner, suffocated while being pinned down by police in new york. sandra bland found hanging in her jail cell after scuffing with the texas officer during a traffic stop. here in south carolina, mothers are driving clouds nearly as large as clinton herself. >> of all the candidates nobody reached out and listened to us. but she did. >> hum eeow many events are you doing? >> fur a day. >> her son was trayvon martin, killed by a neighborhood watch coordinator in sanford, florida. >> is it hard for you to share your personal story over and over again with all these voters? >> the more i talk about trayvon, the more it helps me heal. sanders reached out to victims of gun violence and police brutality including eric
her grandmother in a 4:00 web video. >> in norfolk, virginia, sanders promised he would tackle a broken justice system too. >> segregation and racism and bigotry is not what this country is supposed to be about. >> clinton is appearing with the five mothers for the first time tonight here at a church in columbia. she met with them privately, scott, in chicago in november. to gain their support. nancy cordes, thanks. in a break with history, the republican leadership said the senate will not kid any nominee to the supreme court. no matter who it is. president obama is preparing to name his choice to replace late antonin scalia. but the republicans say the seat should remain empty 11 month as the waiting the next president. the senate has always given a nominee a hearing since at least 1875.
correspondent, jan crawford. >> there should not be a hearing in the judiciary committee for any one that the president nominates. senator john cornan and ten republicans on the judiciary committee explained in a letter to senate majority leader mitch mcconnell the decision was based on constitutional principle and borne of necessity to protect the will of the american people. democrats like committee member chuck schumer called the move unprecedented. >> but to not even give the nominee a hearing, and fair consideration. is beyond the pale and it won't stand. >> reporter: republicans say, democrats laid the ground work. after years of delaying hearings and blocking gop nominees. and they point to the word of then-senator joe biden. discussing a psvacancy in 1992. >> the senate judiciary committee should seriously consider not scheduling
nomination until, until after the political campaign season is over. >> reporter: now, leader mcconnell today, he saw no point of meeting with the president's eventual nominee. scott, the white house pointing to 1875 as the last time a nominee failed to get a hearing or a vote. >> jan crawford on capitol hill. jan, thank you. president obama held a video conference today to brief european head of state on the cease-fire plan for syria that is supposed to begin saturday. but that agreement does not include isis, which holds about a third of syria, or the al qaeda affiliate there known as al-nusra. it is rare for a western reporter to get into syria. but elizabeth palmer is there in damascus tonight. liz, what are you learning abut the prospects of the cease-fire? >> i had the unusual opportunity of talking to two syrian army officers today. and both of them said,
for a cease-fire. they were gaining ground on several fronts. at the moment they didn't want to lose momentum. one had returned from officer training in moscow. he had his russian certificate proudly displayed on his bookshelf. he said that quite frankly the russians are calling the shots. if they tell us that well have to observe a limit the truce here or there. we will do it. as the for the opposition, both of them were deeply scornful. they said -- most of the opposition groups don't have enough discipline to actually adhere to a cease-fire. they're constantly morphing. changing their names. changing their tactics. even changing their ladiers. >> secretary kerry in the united states said today he wasn't sure the cease-fire was going to work either. elizabeth palmer in damascus for us to us night. liz, thank you.
overnight news." >> a tough day turning into a rough night in much of the deep south. multiple tornados have been spotted as well as a water spout near new orleans. we have been told of fatalities at an rv park in st. james parish in louisiana. about 100 rvs overturned there. as many as 10 million people in five states will be under hours. david begnaud begins our coverage. >> reporter: it started during the lunch hour in louisiana. triple tornadic water spouts developed over lake ponchatrain in new orleans. an hour west in white castle, louisiana, a motorist cap whurd whatwhurd -- captured a wall cloud with a tornado wrapped in it. another in prairieville, east of the baton rouge. a gold's gym took a powerful punch. a wall ripped off the building.
assumption parish. a tornado plowed a path of destruction. >> look up. look up. >> southeast of baton rouge. >> right in front of us. >> reporter: a tornado crossed interstate 10. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: downed trees strewn across livingston parish. within hours, this afternoon, reports of 11 tornados across louisiana, mississippi, alabama. dozens of schools closed early ahead of the severe weather. which knocked down power lines and damaged cars and homes. along the gulf coast, more rain is expected to cause flash flooding. scott, that rv park you mentioned a short time ago in convent, louisiana, got off the phone with the manager. he has done a walk-through. he said there are injuries, and rvs tossed like toys and a search-and-rescue operation under way. >> david begnaud, thank you. eric fisher chief meteorologist at wbz in boston.
>> scott, watching the powerful storm system in the gulf states. tornado watches out including, pds, particularly dangerous situation tornado watch from new orleans into the western florida panhandle tonight. we'll be tracking storms eastward. tornado risk goes up during the overnight. storms moving across alabama, florida panhandle, georgia in the overnight hours. urging everyone to stay weather aware tonight. the severe threat moves to the east coast tomorrow. in fact, all the way up to the dc area in particular. focus on a chance for severe weather in the carolinas during the day tomorrow. also a cold side to the storm. watching heavy snow across eastern illinois, north western indiana, up through michigan. totals could top a foot in some towns. mostly rain. some severe storms. scott, wintry element to the storm also. >> the president proposed closing guantanamo bay prison for terrorist suspects by end of the year.
u.s. naval base in cuba which allowed prisoners from afghanistan and elsewhere to be held without charges or trials. 779 prisoners had been held there. today, 91 remain. margaret brennan is at the white house. >> the politics of this are tough. >> reporter: tough politics because the president's proposal involves bringing nearly 60 guantanamo prisoners to the united states. >> we are already holding a bunch of really dangerous terrorists here in the united states. because, we threw the book at them. and there have been no incidents. >> reporter: of the 91 prisoners at gain manuantanamo, 35 transferred to other countries. 46 held in the u.s. under military guard. 10 would face trial in criminal or military courts. includes, 9/11 khalid sheikh mow haemd never convicted in 13 years.
locations for housing prisoners including naval brig in south carolina, super max prison in colorado, military prison in leavenworth, kansas. in 2011, congress made it illegal to transfer guantanamo inmates to the u.s. and republicans in congress almost universally opposed to changing the law. kansas senator pat roberts made his opinion clear today. >> this its what i think of the president's plan to send terrorists to the united states. >> reporter: so did colorado republican congressman, mike coffman. >> he knows in fact the will of congress is not going to change. we are not going to amend existing law. that would in fact allow the detainees to come to u.s. soil. >> reporter: president obama said that closing guantanamo will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. scott, the white house today would not rule out taking
prison if congress does not act. >> margaret, mentioned, khalid sheikh mohamed, he was captured by u.s. forces in pakistan in 2003. for the most part been at guantanamo bay since. his case is in a military court there. lawyers have filed more than 200 motions, many of them claiming abuse and torture. and after more than a dozen round of pretrial hearings, his trial is still likely years away. sexual transmission of zika virus is more widespread than we knew. apple warns what might happen if it is unforced to unlock a terrorist iphone.
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these new cases include two pregnant women. and zika is suspected of causing severe birth defects. here is dr. jon lapook. >> angelica, who asked not to be seen and husband dustin were living in brazil when dustin was diagnosed with zika. earlier this month. doctors told them to practice safe sex. >> the doctor suggested us to use protection. >> reporter: the advice to abstain from sex or use latex condoms during sex is being given by the cdc to all pregnant women whose male partners have ben been to zika affected countries. with today's 14th suspected cases, the cdc is rethinking how the disease is spread. >> with the new suspected cases that we are investigating, we
that sexual transmission may happen more often than we previously thought. zika has been linked to microcephaly, small heads and developmental delays. the virus remains in the blood for one week but can say in semen for much longer. 262 days in one case. there is no evidence of sexual transmission from women to men. angelica is due in april. so far so good. scott, you may be wondering why every day there is new information about zika. ten years ago this infection was almost unheard of. now exploding and being gang tackled by the scientific community. jon, thank you very much.
terrorist attack plan to file court papers urging apple to help investigators. apple is fighting a court order to unlock the iphone of one of the killers. there are many families anxious for a decision. >> reporter: last april in baton rouge, louisiana, britney mills, # mun 8 months pregnant was shot when she answered her door. she and her unborn child were kid. police suspect she knew the killer and her locked iphone could contain clues. police lieutenant johnny dunham. >> her phone was encrypted we are unable to obtain her password. >> reporter: since the california magistrate ruling that apple had to help the fbi break into the iphone used by the san bernardino shooter, syed farook, there has been focus on locked smart phones.
>> apple's attorney used to represent the u.s. government before the supreme court. >> reporter: you think part of the slippery slope here is that ultimately the government could develop a back door with apple's help to listen in to eavesdrop on phone calls that are happening now? >> yes. >> reporter: olsen knows about terrorism. his wife barbara was a passenger on the plane that crashed into the pentagon on 9/11. he believes terror cases can lead to government overreach. >> terrorists want to take away our civil liberties. they want to barack down our system. they want us to overreact. they want us to say, well, privacy goes out the window. >> reporter: the district attorney in baton rouge, hiller moore says, britney mills' case its about catching a killer. >> the question is are you wanting to live in civilized fro society you want justice you have to give up some of your liberties.
reasonable for you to give up. >> the fbi reject the argument that the san bernardino case would set a press nent. scott, apple expects the case to ultimately end up at the supreme court. >> jeff, thank you. well, phones had cord back when sonny james recorded his first number one sing m in 1956. young love first love >> reporter: in the '60s and '70s, james had 16 straight number one country singles. sonny james, the southern gentleman died yesterday, he was 87.
right back. in the house of windsor there is trouble about. so we sent mark phillips to sniff it out. >> reporter: normally as far as they can manage it, what happens in the palace stays in the palace. but the special 90th queen's birthday issue of the high society "town & country" magazine contains the spectacular revelation of a family rift of such vicious infighting that a psychologist had to be called in. a rift between -- the queen's corgis. the dog breed she is famously fond of. >> there were fights. fights between the dogs. let alone between the family, but between the dogs. pet psychologist, roger mugford, calmed the corgis down sorting out the hierarchy, a lot like how the royals work.
for the dischord. the corgis were at each other's throats at the same time the royal family were at each other's throats over the breakdown of princess diana and prince charles' marriage. >> when you are distracted by at fairs of state and other things going on within the family as they were at that time with princess diana situation. >> reporter: the royal dogs life seem like the royal family's life. pampered. eat off good crockery. >> bells are leftovers. silver dish here. and a cracked piece of porcelain there. >> mother. daughter. >> reporter: another way the royal corg if s are like the royal family. the royal line of people are direct descendants of a single person, queen victoria. the royal line of corgis are direct descendants of a top dog as well. at the palace as in dogs and in
it's wednesday, february 24th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a big night in nevada for donald trump. he walked away with another win, while the candidates in his wake fight for second place. killer storms. at least three people are dead after tornadoes tear through the south, while people in the storm's path wait for its next move. and celine dion proves her heart will go on, returning to the stage with a powerful performance for the first time since her husband's death. i can't leave without a trace good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you.
drump heads. donald trump heads into next week's voting for the presidential nomination for the republicans. he solidified his position with a decisive win in the nevada caucuses. voters fed up with washington and those who decided before last week were key to trump's win. in the battle for second, ted cruz and marco rubio are running neck and neck. danielle nottingham has our report from las vegas. >> reporter: donald trump once unlikely candidacy is barreling toward the presidential nomination. the victory in last night's caucuses here was his third in a row. meanwhile, time is running short for the other gop hopefuls. after picking up a third consecutive victory in last night's nevada caucuses, donald trump continues his winning streak with an eye on super tuesday states. >> we have had some great numbers coming out of texas. and amazing numbers coming out
it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest, all right. >> reporter: he garnered most of his support in the state for republicans unsatisfied with the government. >> i think he is here for the people and i think he wants to win. >> reporter: the win gives trump the majority of the delegates in the state, bringing him closer to clenching the gop nomination. >> i think he is well positioned board. >> reporter: as trump continues to gain momentum, the rest of the gop field is battling it out to become his alternative. entrance polls show a majority of caucus go-ers who favored a candidate with more political experience and backed marco rubio over ted cruz. the texas senator addressed supporters shortly after the polls showed. >> one week from today will be campaign.
trump tomorrow night in texas before voters in 11 states pick their choice for commander in chief. the win here in nevada for trump gives his victories in three distinct regions for the united states, the northeast, the south, and now the west. with leads in the polls in a number of states, the likelihood he will become the nominee is growing by the week. danielle nottingham, cbs news, las vegas. trump won in nevada with broad support from voters who decided early and stuck with him. 70% of nevada caucus go-ers in nevada made up their mind last month or before the majority of those votes for trump. 51% said they do not have a college degree and trump also won that group. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to marco rubio about the nevada results and what he sees as his best chance to win the gop nomination. this morning, democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are in south carolina
last night, during a town hall meeting, both candidates said they support president obama's effort to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. clinton called gitmo a continuing recruitment advertisement for terrorists. this morning, the threat of severe weather continues for millions of americans in the eastern half of the country. a killer storm system moved out of the gulf coast and into the southeast and mid-atlantic. at least eight tornadoes touched down in louisiana, mississippi, and florida. david begnaud is in convent, louisiana, where the storms killed at least two people. >> a jumbled mess. these -- these travel trailers were picked up, moved a considerable distance, and really blown apart, torn apart. >> reporter: this rv park in convent, louisiana, is into a scrap yard. your a desperate search through the toppled homes for three people still unaccounted for.
knowing if we have one, two, three people that is unaccounted for. >> reporter: survivors described their narrow escape from the storm's destructive force. >> i got in the bathtub with my dog and they were praying. and i was crying. and i was so scared. i mean, the house would not stop shaking. >> reporter: an elderly man in southern mississippi did not escape and killed when a tornado picked up his home and tossed it nearly 500 feet. >> kind of crazy how a tornado can skip one house and catch the next right next door. >> reporter: the damaging weather stretches from texas where winds whipped down rodeo tents in houston, texas. back in convent, which for the highest cost of this storm, neighbors started helping each other even before first responders could arrive. >> people who will survive the event, everyone was helping. so you found someone injured, we would put them and they would go to hospitals in private vehicles.
news, convent, louisiana. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz is following the severe weather and says it's headed east. after a night of destructive storms moving across the south continue to track this large storm system as we head into wednesday and tracking thunderstorms into the oeseast coast. heavy snow developing across the midwest. heavy rain moves into new york city and boston corridors during the night and all of this exit as we head toward thursday morning. in terms of the severe weather threat focusing on the southeastern atlantic coast and mid-atlantic coast and carolinas high risk of seeing tornadoes today and damaging wind gusts and severe threat extends toed washington, d.c. area. you can see why. the warm temperatures up and down the eastern seaboard with 70s in raleigh and new york city into the 50s. cold side of the storm as heavy
the day. chicago watch that carefully. the snow line is straddling the city and could see some significant totals over a half foot here and especially just east of town. the biggest snow totals, northwestern indiana up to michigan, could see up to a foot. republicans who control the senate judiciary committee say no hearing and no vote for president obama's nominee to supreme courts. it has erupted into a battle between the white house and gop opponents who want the next president to make an appointment. mitch mcconnell said his party would not permit a vote and revisit the matter after an election. significant medical conditions that led to justice scalia's death according to the supreme court doctor. scalia suffered from coronary artery decease and high blood pressure and diabetes and other conditions.