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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, february 25th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." another day of dangerous weather. this time in the east. the powerful storm that swept through the gulf coast delivers deadly results along the atlantic coast. donald trump talks taxes. the billionaire mogul and republican front-runner explains why he hasn't yet released his income tax return. it's not just about privacy, but it's also about public safety. >> apple's ceo fires back at the fbi in the encryption battle. now could the tech giant be
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building software its own engineers can't hack? and going beyond the like. facebook introduces new ways to express your feelings to your online friends. 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. at least eight people have been killed by a powerful fast moving storm system that swept from the gulf coast into the northeast. the system triggered a string of deadly tornadoes, strong winds, and drenching rain. last night, tornadoes killed at least four people in virginia where state of emergency has been declared. travel is affected all along the eastern seaboard. don champion is at new york's laguardia airport. don, good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: more than 2,800 flights were cancelled yesterday
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at laguardia alone. more than 300 flights were grounded yesterday. there was also some construction equipment here at the airport damaged but the situation is far worse in places like virginia. as the dangerous storm system moves up the east coast, state police in waverly, virginia, combed through rubble with flashlights overnight. >> everything is destroyed. >> reporter: after a tornado ripped through the tiny farming down. >> look at that. see what happens? >> reporter: vincent donald survived. some of his neighbors did not. >> i see my friend, they say he died. disappeared. >> reporter: elsewhere in virginia, dozens of buildings were reduced to rubble. several reported tornadoes also touched down in pennsylvania and in the carolinas. this dairy farm was demolished in seconds. >> we are thankful we lost no animals and nobody was hurt so that was the main thing. >> reporter: the storm also brought heavy rain and strong winds to other parts of the east coast, including here in new york, making a mess of travel.
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in the d.c. area, cars got submerged in flood water. >> when the water is this high, it's scary because you don't know what is going to happen. >> reporter: powerful winds also caused thousands of power outages in the northeast. those windy conditions are expected to stick around today before the storm moves out to sea. just to show you how wicked the weather was yesterday. at least 16 tornadoes were reported along the east coast. as the storm continues to push out to sea, places like d.c. and new york could get a bit of a warm-up with temperatures in the 50s today. >> that would be a welcome relief. don champion at new york's laguardia airport, thanks a lot, don. winter weather hammered indiana and illinois. a state police reported over 200 crashes. more than a thousand flights were cancelled at chicago's main airports. winter storm warnings remain in effect for much of the great lakes region. tonight could be the last chance for the republican
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presidential hopefuls to derail donald trump's bid to secure the party's nomination. the candidates debate tonight in texas. that is one of 11 states to vote in super tuesday's contest next week. 595 delegates are up for grabs an nearly half of those needed to win the nomination. trump already holds 81, and the front-runner is taking aim at the democrat he might face in the general election. >> boy, oh, boy, she has become like a marshmallow. she's become -- everything he does, it's wonderful. everything he wants to do. it's wonderful. man! >> reporter: trump zeroed in on hillary clinton's push to align herself with president obama in his first appearance since the big victory in the nevada caucuses, trump took questions from christian conservatives at pat robertson's regent university in virginia. but later trump was found to put on the defensive by 2012 presidential nominee mitt romney. >> i think we have good reason
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to believe that there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. i think there is something there. either he is not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay, or perhaps he hasn't been giving money to the vets or to the disabled. >> reporter: trump called romney a fool on twitter. but ended up talking about his taxes in an interview with cnn's anderson cooper. >> tax returns are very complicated. i have many, many companies. i have, you know, tremendously, i have a very complex system of taxes. and, frankly, i get ordered every single year. >> reporter: trump skipped the televised town hall on fox news but stopping his ascent to the nomination was a big topic among the remaining candidates. their common theme, most republicans still don't support trump. >> we are not going to allow the conservative movement to be defined by a nominee who isn't a conservative. >> we are probably going to see donald trump continue to win, but it's a matter of accumulating delegates and it's continuing to put one foot in front of the other.
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>> with fewer candidates, i think maybe there's a possibility -- i'm not sure it's going to happen, but a possibility people may actually start getting interested in the real solutions. >> the only campaign that can beat donald and the only campaign that has beaten donald is our campaign. >> super tuesday is even bigger for the democrats. 865 delegates will be on the line. but, first, is this saturday's south carolina primary. the latest poll shows clinton with a commanding lead. a large delegate count on super tuesday could give her an insurmountable lead. bernie sanders campaigned in oklahoma yesterday where 42 delegates are up for grabs. a twist in the growing political battle over replacing antonin scalia on the supreme court. cbs news has confirmed the white house is considering nominating the republican governor for nevada, brian sandoval. he is a moderate former federal judge appointed by george w.
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bush, but senate republicans continue to insist they will not consider any obama appointment. it's reported this morning that apple is working on making it impossible for the government to break into a locked iphone. "the new york times" reports apple engineers are working on the new security measure. the fbi wants apple to help it break into an iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. apple is refusing. tim cook told abc news, this is an uncomfortable position for apple to be in. >> to oppose your government on something doesn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for civil liberties, which they are supposed to protect, it is incredibly ironic. >> cook says he is prepared to take apple's battle with the fbi to the supreme court. the united states is expected to submit to the u.n. security council a resolution to expand sanctions against north korea because of its latest nuclear test.
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north korea has been under u.n. sanctions since 2006. because of its multiple rocket launches and nuclear tests, the expanded sanctions reportedly including black listing individuals and tightening restrictions on korean banks. coming up on the "morning news." a new twist on airline seating. we will show you a new seat to mimic a human spine for maximum comfort. first, pop star adele takes a very public stand in support of singer kesha. this is the "cbs morning news." i have bread everyday. that's the genius of this program. i lost 26 pounds and i have eaten bread every single day.
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speaking out in support of abuse victims. and a possible connection between the late justice antonin scalia and an elite hunting group. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. "the washington post" reports that antonin scalia was among members of a secretive hunting fraternity when he died. the supreme court justice was staying at a remote texas ranch. some other guests belong to the international order of an austrian group founded in 1695. the "miami herald" have reported three pregnant florida women have the zika virus and health officials say they contracted it with trips outside the united states. scientists think the virus may cause a serious birth defect. the owner -- oregonian is reporting not guilty pleas were entered yesterday for the 16 defendants in a portland court. they are charged with conspiracy in the 41-day standoff last month. the dallas morning news is
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reporting how rick perry celebrated after being cleared of charges. the former texas governor took a stroll in downtown austin. two abusive power counts against him were dropped. "rolling stone" reports that kesha is taking her fight with a producer to facebook. the singer says this issue is bigger just about me. she wants to end her contract with sony music and dr. luke, claiming he sexually abused her. he denies it. "the seattle times" reports how a last-minute transplant saved a baby's life. the 7-month-old boy was born with a severe heart defect. he was days away from death when a donor heart became available. 25 babies in the u.s. died last year waiting for hearts. still ahead, a new range of emotions on facebook. the social media network is hoping to wow users with new emjois. we will show you the new options. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" is sponsored by vagisil, your experts in intimate health.
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it takes up the same space as a typical economy seat. the company says several airlines are interested. and coming up on "cbs this morning," a look at another seat plan. airbus' proposal for bench seating that could end up costing you even more money. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. meet facebook's new emjois and does your job get other people to swipe right? hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. after the price of oil turned higher, stocks on wall street rebounded from early losses to close with modest gains. the dow finished 53 points higher. the s&p gained eight points and the nasdaq climbed 39 points. 20% of human resources managers, 1 in 5, admit women at their company earn less than men for the same work. according to a just released survey. men are three times as likely to earn six figures, according to
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career builds survey, and nearly the same percentage of men and women say they are satisfied or very satisfied with their jobs. according to a security researcher, some of nissan's electric leased cars can be easley hacked. the researcher says heating and air-conditioning units can be hijacked and running down the car's batteries and can also be spied on. nissan says there is no safety threat. uber is considering testing self-driving cars in pennsylvania. the ride hailing service is working with carnegie mellon university to develop the technology. two test tracks are under consideration. uber is expected to make a presentation to city officials next month. target reported strong growth in the fourth quarter of last year, driven by online traffic. target racked up over a billion dollars in online sales for the first time. facebook unveils its new emjois. there are five new animated
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emjois to express your feelings behind like. love, ha ha, wow, sad, angry. they launched them yesterday. facebook launched the emjois globally yesterday. facebook says it conducted research for a year to come up with these new emjois. yea was rejected for not being universal enough. your job may matter more than your looks when it comes to finding a potential mate. the dating site tinder is out with its sexiest jobs list. it is held by tinder users that attract the most attention. for women the top five is physical therapist, interior designer, founder/entrepreneur, pr/communications and teacher. men are pilot, founder/entrepreneur, firefighter, doctor, and tv/radio personality. >> tv/radio personality for men, really? i can understand if you don't mind your man putting on a little makeup before he goes to work.
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>> every single day! >> i'm dissing all of the handsome available men i'm working with. but i can poke fun, right? hena daniels at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, hena. still to come, letting loose at the white house. the president and first lady are joined by some of the brightest stars to pay tribute to legendary entertainer ray charles. ♪ it's all right now friends. his you've got to be prepared to sit at the edge of your seat and be ready to get up. there's no "deep couch sitting." definitely not good for my back. this is the part i really don't like right here. (doorbell) what's that? a package! it's a swiffer wetjet. it almost feels like it's moving itself. this is kind of fun. that comes from my floor? eww! this is deep couch sitting. [jerry bell iii] deep couch sitting!
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dead. both cases now connected to a dismembered found by local fishermen. wy out the shocking new detail two tech giants... facebook and twitter... targeted by . why the timing of all this.s so interesting. and the encryption dispute between apple and the fbi r on. now the company says..'s working on software that wod make it virtually impossibl get into locked phones in t future. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:3 ,,,,good morning. it's
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ ♪ hey ho hey ho a star-studded lineup paid tribute to ray charles last night at the white house. as part of the in performance at
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the white house series. >> his accolades are too many to name, but perhaps his biggest achievement was to show all of us about a diversity of music, a chorus of cultures and of styles that truly makes america, the beautiful. >> president obama said it was a bittersweet celebration for him. last night's performance was his last as president. one of president obama's top speech writers has lined up his next gig. david lit, the brain behind the president's best one-liners and jokes has taken a job with comedy side funny or die. he has been named to the washington, d.c. operation. funny or die has produced many hits. most recently johnny depp at donald trump. only six days remain on scott kelly's astronaut countdown. he is wrapping up his year in space. he tweeted this shot wednesday night riding 96 sunsets or six
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days and a wake-up left. speaking from the international space station yesterday, kelly revealed how he'll spend his first day back at home. >> the first thing is just being around the people that you miss and that are important to you and spending time with them. you know, after that, i think i might jump in my pool or take a shower. >> sounds good. kelly comes back to earth on march 1st. the gymnast who gave us a solid performance and one unforgettable smirk will be skipping the 2016 olympics. mckayla maroney announced on wednesday that she is no longer competing in gymnastics and will not be competing in rio. her scowling at the podium went viral. she even recreated it with the president. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," team usa goalkeeper hope solo. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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a kentucky man learned how many different ways smoking a cigarette can be dangerous with your health. surveillance from a convenience store shows how a cigarette explodes in his pockets and he runs outside and takes his pants off and eventually is doused with a fire extinguisher. he said he suffered third-degree burns. basketball players have the highest raid of sudden cardiac deaths related to sport in the united states. now the nba has released a study that looks at what is normal and what is not when it comes to athletes' hearts. omar villafranca reports. >> reporter: at 7'1", isaiah austin was built for basketball. after two standout years on the court for baylor university, he
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was heading for the 2014 nba draft. >> i was playing some of the best basketball of my life. >> reporter: but his dreams were about to change. league doctors ran tests, including imaging of his heart. he had a genetic condition that leaves part of the aorta abnormally large and puts patients at risk of sudden cardiac death. >> just accepting it. accepting in that in life and health is more important than the game. >> reporter: researchers at university of medical center have released a new study that for the first time examines the hearts of nba players. >> we have provided a frame of reference that all physicians can use to help decide what is normal and what is abnormal. >> reporter: researchers analyze the echocardiograms of more than 500 nba players. they found while the heart increased propors nationtionate their size, they found that the aorta route diameter did not.
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>> the aorta route diameters actually reached a plateau. so no matter how big you get, there was a certain limit. >> reporter: isaiah won't be able to play in the nba. >> i miss it every day. it was my first love. >> reporter: he pours his competitive spirit into a new sport. you golf? >> i do, yeah. >> reporter: how are you? >> i'm actually pretty good. >> reporter: and he uses his foundation toeducate other athletes. omar villafranca, cbs news, waco, texas. a little girl in washington is getting support from around the world as she battles cancer. 3-year-old eli walton has undergone 17 surgeries since the tumor was discovered on her brain as a baby. she's spent most of her life in the hospital so her mother put out a call a social media to bring post cards to eli and her. they have received 151 from as far away as belgium. >> now she is getting, through a picture, experience a little bit
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about every place. >> ellie's latest scan showed that her cancer is improving, which is great news. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," johnson & johnson fighting back against the 71 million dollar verdict in a lawsuit over its talcum powder products. a look at the growth of start-up companies in the heartland. >> and team usa goalkeeper hope solo joins us in the studio. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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transamerica pyramid. that benjamin franklin that big cargo ship making a return, 50 football fields long or something like that. >> we'll have to look that a. >> it's really big! [ laughter ] >> good morning, it's thursday, february 25. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. >> you know what's been long? >> this week! >> look over there, that's friday, right around the corner! good morning on this thursday as you step on out the door, we have clear skies, temperature- wise into the 40s and into the 50s. it is mild in san francisco at 56 degrees. later today, numbers stacking up again into the 70s. it will be 76 degrees in mountain view. we'll talk about that chance of rain coming in on friday and how likely it is in a matter of minutes but let's say good morning to "lady g." >> roadwork on 680 this time southbound between rudgear and the 580 dublin interchange. various lanes blocked. and we have delays as


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