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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 25th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning".." fast moving flame force evacuations in the west. >> is there a bombshell hiding in donald trump's tax returns? mitt romney suggests the billionaire has something to high. >> u.s. soccer legend hope so slo is here for her first interview since raising concerns about zika. but we begin with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. powerful storms stretch across the east coast.
a coast guard helicopter pulled the crew members off of the vest l. >> winter weather hammer illinois. >> this is some f the worst conditions they've seen. >> firefighters getting the upper hand. >> they say this is 30% contained. >> trump's landslide victory, mitt romney calling to release his tax returns. >> will you do so? >> the nice thing is i haven't made enough money that my tax returns are not that interesting. >> super tuesday now less than a week away. clinton is focusing on south carolina while sanders has been holding rallies in a bunch of states. >> apple ceo speaking out. >> the place a back door in the iphone we believe it does put hundreds of millions of customers at risk. >> president obama considering a republican nominee, brian sand do value, the governor of nevada to fill the vacant seat.
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morning." we begin with a dramatic rescue off the coast of new york to bring the crew of a stranded fishing boat to safety. a coast guard helicopter pull sen members off of a boat. a first rescue attempt failed overnight. all the coast guard members swam to the shore. >> no one was seriously hurt. violent storms across the east coast. winds flipped over a semi truck on new york's george washington bridge. the storm brought down a home in the bronx but no one hurt. power lines sparked one car fire. the powerful band of storms is responsible for at least eight deaths in the south. several tornadoes ripped through virginia killing four. chip reid is in waverly, south of richmond, where a state of emergency is in place. >> reporter: good morning. i am standing in the middle of what used to be a small mobile home park here in waverly,
as you can see, this was the laundromat. it was made of brick and cinder block. but it has been completely destroyed. walk down here. take a look at this. that trailer there behind the bushes that is largely destroyed, we talked to a man who lived there. he can hardly believe he is alive and that is partly because on the other side of that trailer is where another trailer used to be and that is where three people, including a 2-year-old child, died. a deadly storm system lashed the east coast wednesday, pummeling it with violent winds and torrential rain. in virginia where at least four people have died and dozens more have been injured. >> a tornado just came through right on 460 right now. just tore this place to pieces. >> reporter: three died here in waverly, a 2-year-old child and
from their own home. 70-year-old vincent mcdonald lived next door. >> spinning and lift the roof. i survived. >> reporter: in pennsylvania more than 30,000 people lost power. tornado warnings were issued and several homes were torn apart. >> you hear stuff tossing and turning. we heard debris and this is just, like, not even real. >> reporter: a steady downpour led to flash flooding in and around washington, d.c. where drivers slogged through the evening commute. >> tree just fell down. >> reporter: at least three tornadoes were reported in north carolina. straight line winds and pounding rains toppled trees and cut one home nearly in half. time lapse video shows the storm as it rolled through downtown charlotte. >> that is one wild storm. >> reporter: the system made its way to the northeast where strong gusts flipped over this truck in new york. and in new jersey, manhole covers were sent flying into the air. the wet weather caused underground electric explosions
first responders spent the night going through this area, going through this incredible debris field, trying to make sure there is nobody unaccounted for. there is still, apparently, some question whether this was officially a tornado. just look. it's hard to believe it could have been anything other than that. >> i'll say. the pictures really tell the story there. we're following a fast moving situation in california. a wildfire is forcing people out of their homes near los angeles. two children's camps with more than 180 are also starting to evacuate. helicopters are dropping water on the fire. so far no injuries are reported. donald trump is facing questions about his taxes this morning from the last republican presidential nominee. mitt romney claims the republican front-runner has not released his tax returns because they may contain a bombshell. trump tweeted in response that
like a fool in 2012. and he sarcastically called romney a tough guy. major garrett in washington looked at the issue that may affect tonight's republican debate in houston. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the republican debate stage tonight in houston, mitt romney -- no, no, not in person, of course. but through this issue of tax returns that he lobbed at donald trump yesterday. now trump has dismissed romney through this campaign as a weak nominee who should have won in 2012. but trump's republican rivals at another texas forum last night, they sided with romney. >> they are not very exotic but we will release them. >> very glad to release tax returns. >> nothing to hide. not a problem. >> the nice thing is i haven't made enough money that my tax returns are not that interesting. >> reporter: donald trump's closest rivals had no problem respond from a challenge to 2012 nominee mitt romney who had this to say about trump's tax returns.
a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. every time he is asked about his taxes, he dodges and delays and says, well, we are working on it. >> reporter: the tax issue tripped up romney's white house bid but trump said he feels no pressure to release his returns at all. >> my returns are extremely complex and i'll make a determination at the right time. i'm in no rush to do it. nobody has been bringing it up except for mitt romney. >> reporter: a gop field advantages trump as the rest of the candidates are scrambling to dull that edge, but no one appears to be willing to give up their smaller share of support. >> once this race begins to narrow a little bit you'll see more of that support consolidating. >> reporter: but the three candidates yet to win aren't dropping out. marco rubio finished second in south carolina and nevada. >> we are not going to allow the conservative movement to be defined by a nominee who isn't a conservative. >> reporter: john kasich has back-to-back fifth place finishes. >> we are not stopping and i'm not giving up. >> reporter: ben carson hasn't finished higher than fourth.
everybody wants to call the game after the first inning. >> reporter: for ted cruz, this tuesday's contest in texas should prove decisive. a loss on his home turf would cripple cruz's campaign of the 624 delegates up for grabs on tuesday, texas has the most with 155. >> he even called it himself the big prize. thank you. hillary clinton is focusing on south carolina this morning but bernie sanders is hundreds of miles away campaigning in ohio, michigan, and illinois. clinton is making four stops in the state where democrats vote on saturday. nancy cordes is in columbia, south carolina where clinton is also thinking about the gop front-runner. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. republicans are not the only ones who are starting to come to grips with the notion that trump could be the gop nominee. yesterday, the clinton campaign sent out this fund-raising appeal saying, everything is coming up trump. a message meant to scare their supporters into opening their
>> when with you talk about the trumps of the world to divide us up -- >> reporter: trump that united the democratic candidates, at least temporarily. >> i listen to the rhetoric on the republican side. i don't recognize my country. you know? senator sanders and i have been trying to run a campaign based on issues. they run a campaign based on insults. >> reporter: clinton is camped out in south carolina, protecting her large lead in the polls here. >> hi. how are you? >> reporter: sanders headed west in search of greener pastures and he found them. >> here in missouri! >> reporter: 7,000 people came to here him speak in kansas city. almost 10,000 in tulsa. >> i look out at this crowd, i don't think there is any way we are going to lose on tuesday. >> reporter: the only other candidate drawing crowds this large is trump. but so far the enthusiasm has not translated into turnout, which is down on the democratic
contests held so far. and that's a problem for sanders who says this all the time. >> voter turnout is everything. our job is to create a high voter turnout. if there is a large turnout, i think we will do very well. >> reporter: translation? sanders needs his young supporters to hit the polls in record numbers and offset clinton's advantage with older, more reliable voters. in nevada she won by a full 50 points and won the caucus. you say you want to create the revolution that clinton couldn't. is the fact that turnout is lower a seen that that revolution isn't happening? >> it's a sign that barack obama ran a brilliant campaign in 2008. unprecedented. >> reporter: and even with that unprecedented campaign, though, obama just barely edged out hillary clinton. this time, sanders says he is going to win several super tuesday states and keep pace with clinton in the delegate count. >> thank you, nancy.
president obama may reach across the aisle to get the senate to vote on his next supreme court nominee. reports say the white house is considering nevada's republican governor to replace justice antonin scalia. jan crawford on capitol hill and watching the supreme court debate. jan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. senator republicans say they will block anyone the president nominates, even if it's someone from their own party. yesterday, the president predicted they will cave. >> i recognize the politics are hard for them. >> reporter: from the oval office, president obama suggested that eventually republicans will back down and give his supreme court nominee a shot. >> there is not a lot of vigor when they defend the position that they are taking that they wouldn't even meet, for example, with a supreme court nominee. they are pretty sheepish about it when they make those comments. >> reporter: across town, the senate's top democrat, harry reid, offered a surprise pick, a republican. nevada governor brian sandoval. >> if he were picked, i would
he's a good person. he has a great record. and he has been a tremendously good governor. >> reporter: sandoval may be seen as a moderate conservative but he is no fan of the president's signature achievement -- the affordable careact. he has called many aspects of the law unconstitutional and threatened to fight to have them overturned. in a statement, sandoval's office said neither the governor nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the obama administration regarding any potential vetting. that did not surprise utah senator mike lee. >> i don't think that is a legitimate rumor. i don't think it reflects any truth. i don't think that is who president obama is going to nominate. but even if it is, our position remains unchanged. >> reporter: lee says regardless of the nominee, most senate republicans are holding firm until the country elects a new president. >> it's not up to the president. we are a coordinate branch of government. this is our discussion, not his.
that the sandoval buzz is reid and the white house playing games and they flatly reject the idea that a president would tap a republican to the supreme court which would make a conservative majority on that court for a generation. charlie? >> thanks, jan. apple ceo tim cook defended the company in his first interview about the standoff over the san bernardino gunman's iphone. he calls the government's request to unlock it bad for america. jeff pegues is in washington to show us apple's case. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. apple executives and the tech giants attorneys say this is a slippery slope. tomorrow the company will put its arguments in writing when it's expected to file its legal challenge to the government. >> some things are hard and some things are right. and some things are both. this is one of those things. >> reporter: speaking publicly about the controversy, apple's ceo tim cook laid out his reasons for refusing a court
syed farook, one of the terrorists behind the deadly attack in san bernardino, three months ago. >> 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. >> reporter: cook says the decision would compel the company to write new software creating a key that he says, in the wrong hands, could make all iphones vulnerable to hackers. >> our smartphones are loaded with our intimate conversations, our financial data, our health records. they are also loaded with the location of our kids in many cases. >> reporter: cook says apple has cooperated with law enforcement, but contends investigators made a crucial error by telling farook's employer, san bernardino county, to reset his icloud password. apple says that limited the
retrieved. but even with the password change, the fbi says there may still be information on the phone that would not be accessible without apple's assistance. >> if a court can ask us to write this piece of software, think about what else they can ask us to write. maybe an operating system for surveillance, maybe it's the ability for the law enforcement to turn on the camera. this is not what should be happening in america. >> i think this is going to be a question for the american people and their congress to decide if we want to make these communications devices immune to warrants when we know that they are used in crimes all theime. >> reporter: cook and other tech giants like bill gates agree that this issue will ultimately have to be decided by congress. >> eventually, as it has been with the patriotic act, this will all be subject to democratic discussion. >> reporter: today, fbi director james comey will be on capitol hill where he is expected to discuss the government's case against apple. norah? >> jeff, thank you.
isis this morning is threatening two silicon valley titans. a new video purportedly made by supporters of the group targets mark zuckerberg and zach dorsey. the propaganda video is in response to facebook and twitter suspending accounts and removing posts that promote terrorism. president obama is tamping down expectations about the partial truce in syria that takes effect at midnight on friday. syrian government troops are fighting in a suburb outside damascus. the assad regime says the area is excluded from the cease-fire because an al qaeda-linked group is there. our elizabeth palmer got a firsthand look on the front lines both above and on the ground. >> reporter: how confident is the syrian army right now? well, enough to have a group of local journalists tour their latest victory. it's half of a square mile of
miles from the center of damascus. the general leads the way through what used to be family homes that is a wreck now. a sniper was right here only yesterday, he says. we are in the suburb of daria. the army says 24 hours ago, it pushed the opposition fighters half a mile back to the next cluster of buildings. with machine guns and from the air. overhead, the sound of the helicopters scouting its target. then a strike. they are using barrel bombs, cheap and deadly. are there any civilians left over there? no, he says. there aren't. in fact, by now, almost everyone has fled. bombs smashed this area to bits. the opposition fighters only survived by going underground into a network of tunnels.
the soldiers showing us around explains this tunnel was under the main road. you can see the black strike that gave extra protection. the army says the fighters here were with al qaeda-linked al nusra a group not included in this weekend's cease-fire so no let up on this world of the suburbs of damascus. elizabeth palmer, damascus. >> great reporting there.
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in addition to the like button, facebook has now added buttons for love, wow, ha ha, sad, and angry. in other words, facebook copied the emotional journey of any adele album. >> i guess it did well in spain because it's now available everywhere. here they are. there is like. which we had. there is love. there is ha ha. is there wow. -- there is wow and there is sad and there is enough with the baby photos already! >> facebook is doing what i tried and failed at with so many women. moving -- moving beyond just like! >> i like the wow emjoi. do you have a favorite one? >> i haven't used them yet. i wasn't a facebook yesterday. >> i haven't used them either. >> you have a favorite? >> i like wow. welcome back to "cbs this morning." wow!
fears about an explosive danger linked to electronic cigarettes. one man says he was burned when an e-cigarette burned up in his pocket. that is scary. what may be causing them to catch fire is ahead. we will look at a dramatic redesign that may be coming to your favorite airline and see how it can affect your wallet. that is ahead. gayle, can you imagine sitting on a bench? >> nope! >> that's all you have to say about that? >> i don't want anybody sitting time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" reports on the united nations security council to vote today on tough comik sanctions against north this is a response to the north's recent nuclear test. among the measures the united states wants to reportedly limit north korean access to north
"time" is reporting on the zika virus the world health organization says the virus will spread globally. at least 109 cases here in the united states. zika is linked with a severe birth defect. "the washington post" reveals that antonin scalia was vacationing a secret of hunting fraternity when with he died. he was at a texas ranch with members of the international order of st. hubert. the exclusive group was formed in europe more than 300 years ago and not known if the supreme court justice had any official affiliation with the secret organization. dallas morning news reports a plane was headed from
suddenly subsidy suddenly descended 20,000 feet. a man says electronic cigarette battery exploded in his pocket. surveillance video captured the very frightening moment on saturday at a gas station. vinita nair is here to show us why the devices may be "lighting up" scary stuff. >> yes. this latest incident caught on tape is raising new concerns about the multibillion dollar e-cigarette industry. >> reporter: surveillance footage captured the moment josh hamilton's pants suddenly burst into flames at a kentucky gas station. he ran outside struggling to ditch his clothes before a man dous douses him with a fire extinguisher. he tweeted the following. it's the latest incident linked to electronic vaporizers across the country. >> ts an alternative to smoking grets.
health care healthier way of doing it. >> reporter: evan was in a coma three days at a mom hospital after he says an e-cigarette blew up in his mouth in october. and earlier this week at ohio fire department issues a warning on its facebook page after a rechargeable e-cigarette battery apparently exploded inside the pocket of a victim's lab coat. more than two dozen incidents of incidents and fires caused by e-cigarettes between 2009 and 2014. >> it has the same fuel capability as gasoline. >> reporter: many are linked to the lithium ion battery and overcharging and manufacturing defects and punctures can cause it to overheat and triggering an explosion. the lithium ion batteries are the same type found in many hoverboards which have been criticized for catching fire. >> in terms of the actual product itself this is the chemistry you use you are
between what happens in the hoverboard and what happens in an e-cigarette. >> reporter: vaporing advocates remain that the explosion of e-cigarettes are rare. the association said the following. the fdaood and drug administration does not regulate e-cigarettes. you should avoid metal objects with coins and keys and jewelry, the things we all have in our pocket. >> thank you. this morning, johnson & johnson is fighting back against a 72 million dollar verdict. the judgment was awarded to a woman who claimed the company's talcum powder products caused her ovarian cancer. layers say the award is the first of its type. anna werner has been looking at
actual cancer risks. >> reporter: jacqueline fox was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in march of 2015 and died last october. her lawsuit claimed the talcum powder in johnson's baby powder and shower to shower is carcinogenic. >> reporter: generations of women have used johnson & johnson's talcum powder products to help them feel clean and fresh. >> it's a feeling you never outgrow. >> reporter: jacqueline fox used them for feminine hygiene for decades. her lawyer, jerry beasley, says those products ultimately caused her death. >> johnson & johnson knew of the association of talc and ovarian cancer starting back in 1979. >> reporter: the american cancer society says results of studies on a possible link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer have been mixed with some
increased risk and some reporting no risk. an expert for. conducted his own study in september showing there shows an increased risk. >> there has been a number of studies and the majority of risk. >> reporter: during trial, fox's lawyers introduced into evidence this 1997 letter in which johnson & johnson's own consultant warned that denying the risks could mean the talc industry will be perceived by the public it perceived the cigarette industry and denying the obvious in the face of all evidence in the contrary. >> they have made a conscious decision not to warn the customers that are using a very dangerous product. >> reporter: on monday a jury in st. louis ordered johnson & johnson to pay fox's family $10 million in compensatory damages and another $62 million in punitive damages.
>> the whole fight was not just women. and that is why i continue -- fight. >> reporter: johnson & johnson said in a statement it sympathizes with fox's family but said the verdict goes against decades of sound science, proving the safety of talc as a cosmetic ingredient in multiple products. >> there is a warning this morning for travelers. they are being told don't get too comfortable in your seat. >> reporter: flying has always come with a cost. i'm kris van cleave. coming up on "cbs this morning," a new design for airline seats that could make the way you fly now history. if you are heading out the door, don't forget, you can watch us live through the cbs all-access app on your digital device.
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airline passengers could see a very different kind of seat on planes in the future. aircraft maker airbus has filed a patent for a new kind of adjustable seat and it could allow airlines to cram even more people into each row or change the seating to make room for larger passengers. and the change could come with new fees. kris van cleave is at the washington. >> reporter: good morning. back when the dc-7 was flying airline seats were spacious. take a look over here. about 20 inches which is not too bad. by the jet age, they had shrunk down to 17 1/2 inches and in the years since, they have gotten even smaller and shrinking down yet another inch in space. now, this new seating concept
airlines could truly price by your size. as americans have gotten larger and their airline seats smaller, it's not made flying any easier. >> oh, they are too close, yes. especially if they are heavy people or big people. >> reporter: some overweight passengers even find themselves being shamed on social media. now jetmaker airbus is looking to patent this seating concept that could let airlines create what would essentially be a fee for larger passengers, just don't expect them to call it that. this bench seating concept would allow a traditional row of three seats to be rapidly and easily reconfigurable into seating for two passengers who need additional space, including overweight passengers, or instead of seating three, the bench could handle a family of four with two small children. a feature that could almost certainly come with a price tag. >> all about making more money. >> reporter: charisse jones covers business travel for the "usa today" network. >> airlines are going to be very careful about not saying that
you know, such as overweight people or even families. they don't want to be accused of being discriminatory but i don't think there is anything wrong saying these are options for different groups of people you might find more comfortable. >> reporter: typically that means more money for the airlines. last year, airbus sought a patent for a design that would have passengers sitting above and below each other. before that, it was this semi standing seat. seat maker zodiac create a hex hextagon feature. tennessee congressman steven cohen worries the focus of squeezing in other extra seats could make it harder for evacuating. he recently tried to set the faa to set minimum seat line standards.
plane in an emergency condition, they lose their lives. it shouldn't be after an accident. after an accident, it's too late and people are dead. >> reporter: airbus says every year, it takes out hundreds of patents and the vast majority of those never become fully realized products or knowledge. >> it's going to change the way we fly. >> i hope it's one of those patents that never goes anywhere, the ones he just mentioned. i think it's tough. >> it is tough. >> make bigger seats. how about that? >> they are getting closer. >> yes. it's uncomfortable. >> if it were the three of us, we wouldn't mind closer seats, right? what happens when students can have guns -- okay. this is a really serious story we have coming up. what will happen when students can have guns on campus. ahead, how concerned professors at one texas university are preparing for a new carry law by
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good morning thank you for watching channel 2. i'm andi guevara. president obama is moving forward with appointing a supreme court justice... and nevada governor brian sandoval may be on the short list. c-b-s news confirmed through a close source, that the white house is vetting governor sandoval to replace justice antonin scalia. the white house and the governor's office both would not confirm the story... and sandoval's office released this statement... saying quote: "neither governor sandoval nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the obama administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the u.s. supreme court." but we do know the governor met with senator harry reid in washington monday. senator reid says... although he would prefer a more progressive nominee, he would support a sandoval nomination. governor sandoval served as a judge for the u-s district court, before
and speaking of senator reid... he also just endorsed hillary clinton for president... saying she will be the best help for middle class americans. time to check out our roadways with chaison in the more f-m traffic center... let's send it over to meteorologist jeff martinez now for a weather update. good morning, jeff! partly sunny and mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s and light winds. look for 71 on friday with a breezy afternoon and highs in the low to mid 60s for this weekend with partly cloudy skies. have a great thursday! we'll be back with another
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday, february 25th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead, including the dramatic sea rescue this morning in new york city. but first, here's today's "eye opener @ 8." >> this was the laundromat. it was made of brick. and even cinder block. but it has been completely destroyed. >> trump has dismissed romney throughout this campaign. but trump's remaining republican rivals, well, they sided with romney. >> the clinton campaign sent out this fund-raising appeal saying everything's coming up trump. a message meant to scare their supporters. >> i mean, senate republicans are saying they are going to block anyone the president nominates, even if it's someone from their own party. >> today, fbi director james comey will be on capitol hill, where he is expected to discuss the government's case against apple. >> this latest incident caught
about the multibillion dollar e-cigarette industry. >> it could usher in a day where the airlines could truly price by your size. >> if it was the three of us, we wouldn't mind one of those seats. >> i'm pretty sure i know why trump won nevada. so this is a campaign sign supporting ted cruz. and this is a sign supporting marco rubio. and this is the one for donald trump. so -- >> this morning's "eye opener @ 8" is presented by nationwide. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. we begin with a dramatic rescue this morning in new york. the crew of a stranded fishing boat was saved after it took on water in queens. the coast guard received a distress call from the 76-foot vessel around 2:00 a.m. seven crew members were on board. >> the coast guard sent in a rescue boat to assist, but that boat capsized, all five crew members had to swim to the shore. eventually a coast guard
all seven sailors on the fishing vessel were pulled off the boat. there are no reports of any injuries in this accident. >> really scary. >> but good news. >> and cold. >> the high waves are the effects of a powerful storm system hat has killed at least eight people this week. storms lashed the east coast yesterday with violent winds and heavy rain. several tornadoes ripped through the south. four people died in virginia. chip reid is in waverly, south of richmond, where one community was torn apart. good morning. >> well, good morning. behind me you can see a pile of debris, and people's belongings. a tv, some clothing, a lawnmower. things of ordinary life. but the really sad, the really tragic thing about this location, is back there, up can see a cinder block foundation. to be. that is where the three victims, two men and a 2-year-old child, lived. and we are told that it was
and carried away, and their bodies were found about 300 yards in that direction. in fact, there were multiple tornadoes reported in virginia. in addition to the three fatalities here in waverly, one more person was killed in appomattox. dozens were injured in virginia, and numerous houses were destroyed. homes were also torn apart in pennsylvania. where 30,000 people lost power. at least three tornadoes were reported in north carolina. powerful straightline winds, and torrential rains toppled trees, and cut one home nearly in half. now, later today, terry mcauliffe, the governor of virginia, will be here to pay his respects and survey the damage, and we are told he is also calling in the national guard to help this area recover. >> thanks, chip. the republican presidential candidates hold their last debate tonight before super tuesday. after three straight wins for
the party are looking for some way to stop him. 2012 nominee mitt romney said on wednesday, quote, we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. romney called on the candidates to release their tax returns. >> marco rubio and ted cruz agreed and cruz said that donald trump should follow. >> i recognize that donald's tax returns are a little more complicated. you know, an awful lot of people speculate that he hasn't made nearly as much money as he said. who knows, because he doesn't release his tax returns. but you know, i do think -- i think mitt has a good point that the voters are entitled to know before they vote. because you better believe the democrats, if there's anything in there, the democrats are going to go to town on this. >> donald trump said last night that his tax returns are, quote, extremely complex, and he will make a decision at the right time. and he tweeted this this morning, mitt romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of republican politics, is now
dope. >> well, it will certainly be a topic in the debate tonight, no doubt. 53 democratic delegates are at stake in south carolina's primary. that is a fraction of those on super tuesday so bernie sanders is rallying super tuesday states and beyond. the enthusiasm in his rallies has not translated into voter turnout which is lower than 2008 so far. sanders told a crowd of almost 10,000 in us is is ayesterday that voting is crucial. >> if people don't get involved in the political process, if people don't vote, there is a political vacuum. that vacuum will be filled by well paid lobbyists and campaign contributors. >> hillary clinton is camped in south carolina working hard to protect her lead in the polls and bring home a decisive win. she and former president bill clinton have a combined seven events scheduled today. they're almost covering the
professors at the university of houston this morning warn a new gun law threatens free speech and safety on campus. texas is the eighth state to allowed concealed weapons at public universities, in a law signed last june. georgia's house monday passed a similar bill. on the houston campus, how some faculty members are taking precautions. manuel, good morning. >> good morning. republican presidential candidates will debate here tonight but there is already a political discussion under way about the campus carry law. starting august 1st, if you have the proper permit for a gun, you can bring it with you to class on this 40,000 student campus. in texas guns are common, out on the range. and in some places, out in the open. but professors at the university of houston are targeting guns on campus. where concealed carry will be allowed later this year. >> it's an uncomfortable position to be in.
faculty need to have. >> reporter: during a recent university of houston faculty meeting, staff discussed how to teach when some students could be carrying concealed weapons. among the suggestions, be careful discussing sensitive topics. remove certain topics from the curriculum. and to not go there if you sense anger. >> this was a discussion by faculty, for faculty. >> reporter: jonathan snow compiled the guidelines presented at the meeting. this is the law. it will happen. so what can you do? >> there's not very much. and this is precisely what we're talking to faculty did. what they absolutely should not do in the classroom which is express their displeasure at students bringing guns to class. they have to adapt what they're going to do in the classroom. >> but some faculty and students say they must implement sensible guidelines while complying with the new law. >> we know that there are concerns about safety on campus and we're going to do everything that we can to protect the members of our community. >> we are students. we are not criminals.
mascorro is running for student body president. >> i do not have my concealed carry license yet. >> reporter: will you apply for one? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: to obtain a handgun license in texas, applicants must be 21 years old. the initial application fee is $140. and the process requires up to six hours of classroom training. a written exam. and shooting test. it seems like there are many professors who feel they can't have a robust debate on this topic or any other topic in their classrooms. >> to think that we're going to snap because we have a debate? no. >> reporter: the university is expected to release its official guidelines next week, including exactly where on this campus concealed guns will be allowed. norah? >> all right, manuel, thank you. she'll be protecting the net as team usa shoots for its fifth olympic gold medal. soccer legend hope solo right here in studio 57. we'll ask how she's preparing
nationwide is on your side representative? >> rikki klieman is in studio 57 to show us a fertility battle that she calls a first ift kind. we'll look at the woman who wants to carry the frozen eggs of her deceased daughter. that's ahead on "cbs this morning." ddaughterased daughter. that is ahead on "cbs this morning." what i feel i can't say but my love
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an extraordinary legal bat until britain is getting worldwide attention. a 60-year-old woman wants to carry the frozen eggs of her deceased daughter, who died of cancer. she hopes to give birth to a grandchild. the court is allowing the woman and her husband to appeal a ban on their efforts. court documents say the couple believes the daughter, quote, expressed a strong wish to her mother at one or more of her eggs after being fertilized
mother to give birth to the baby. >> in a statement the 60-year-old mom says we know that the chances of conceiving a grandchild are small but if we are successful it would mean the birth of a child who would be loved and cherished by us and the rest of our family. cbs news legal expert rikki klieman is here. very unusual. first of its kind. >> first of its kind. >> and she was their only daughter. they're saying this is the only way they could have a grandchild. >> yes. but it really should not be about their desire to have a grandchild. it should only be about their now deceased daughter's desire about what should happen to other own eggs after she dies. >> and what did she say about that? >> well, it depends on who you believe. because, she could have said, in what we call a special direction in britain, there's a form where if you want your eggs to survive after your death, that part she signed, you can also sign a special direction, which then
mother to be able to carry my eggs, and have my child, because my parents were such great parents. >> and she didn't sign it? >> she never signed that. now, originally what happens is, you're in a clinic, the clinic has the eggs, and the clinic is now put in a situation where it says, we can't just export these eggs to the u.s. without a real directive. them? there is no clinic in the uk who is going to do this in vitro fertilization. but the puttive grandmother says that she did find a clinic in new york that will take these eggs. so -- >> and is the grandmother going to carry it? >> the grandmother wants to carry the eggs herself. now, she says that's her daughter's dying wishes. what this appeals court has said is this, we're going to let you appeal. they haven't decided the appeal. they're just going to say, we're going to let you appeal.
can't. and the reason they say that is the mother says, which is really the putatef grandmother -- >> i understand the legal argument but her daughter died. you know -- >> it feels creepy and touching at the same time. is that possible? >> exactly right. and i think both of those words are really well taken. in britain they have said this is in essence unseemly we should not have a woman giving birth from her own body of her own daughter's eggs. then you get back to the issue of why it's touching or why it's disturbing. whose life is it anyway? if the daughter really had this desire that her own mother would be the best parents for her own child, then there is something to be said for her decision about what to do with it. >> she knows her mom >> well she knows her upbringing. >> suppose they rule in the couple's favor, and it goes forward. what are the precedents that it sets?
britain. because, we've never had a grandmother carry a daughter's eggs. whether or not it would be a precedent in the u.s. remains undecided. because here we look, contract, informed consent, written agreement always controls. >> all right. thank you. >> really interesting, rikki klieman klieman. thank you. >> adele gets another shot after her glitch filled grammy performance. the pop stars emotional return to the stand at the brit awards. you're watching "cbs this morning."g." screaming out your name your name i set fire to the rae (rebecca) i've struggled with depression. i thought i needed cigarettes to cope. i was able to quit smoking. and then i started running. now, i feel a lot better. (announcer)you can quit. for free help, call 1-800-quit-now. if you're running a business, legalzoom has your back. over the last 10 years we've helped one million
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and the winner is adele. >> hello, adele. >> song of the year goes to adele! i said is earlier but to come back, i was really lost for a while. i didn't know if i would ever come back and for you to so nice to me! >> adele! we are so glad she is back. a very emotional adele stole the show at last night's brit awards in london. the singer took home four trophies including the album of the year for "25". she supports kesha who accuses her musical producer of sexual abuse.
and my record label for embracing the fact that i'm a woman and being encouraged by it. i would also like to take this kesha. >> adele moved past her sound problems at the grammys and closed the show with a flawless performance of her hit song "when we young." "25" came out too late to qualify for the grammys here but look for the grammys in 2017. adele, adele, adele. >> why was she worried about coming back? >> she had a baby and she was wondering how that would affect her voice and she had some throat issues and she said she was just working through stuff. >> but she came back? >> came back strong. a star-studded lineup at the white house last night paid tribute to ray charles. hey ho hey hey ho ho feel.
>> president obama led the crowd in a sing-along. he said the late singer's legacy was on display in the musicians he influenced, including some on stage. >> the president called ray charles and electrifying performer who showed us our course of cultures and what makes america beautiful. >> i think they like music at the white house. >> i know! >> looked like a lot of fun. that is the guy from "empire." >> nice to see alabama shakes there. >> i loved ray charles. superstar goalkeeper hope solo has five straight shutouts going into the rio summer olympics and she is in our
team usa good morning thank you for watching channel 2. i'm andi guevara. looking to our community now... february is black history month... and yesterday... the reno city council issued a proclaimation acknowledging it. representatives of the n-double a-c-p attended the ceremony at reno city hall, and said the proclaimation represents their work to provide equal access to all. on monday... sparks also make the proclaimation. and thanks to several local organizations... a group of disabled veterans is getting a well- deserved week to enjoy lake tahoe's world class ski resorts... by snowmobiling around brockway summit achieve tahoe is a group of several tahoe businesses and organizations put this tour together every year... and they want to encourage anyone with disabilities to get outside and be active. michael "for those with disabilities, there's a lot of extra challenge that keeps them from doing these activities and we want to be able to bridge that gap for them so they can
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new england patriots tight end rob gronkowski, in case you've been worried about whether or not rob is enjoying his off-season so far, don't. because he has been cruising the bahamas with 2,500 of his biggest fans on the gronk party ship. we are going down boogie boogie boogie! going down boogie boogie! >> you got to love him. we do. how would he have celebrated inf his team had won? >> oh, my! >> he is fun to watch. >> we do love gronk. he has some moves. >> we really do. he is fun to watch on and off the field. >> no doubt. >> back or front? >> that is right! the boy looks good. welcome back to "cbs this
coming up in this half hour, world cup soccer legend, she's a legend. olympic medalist hope solo is in our toyota green room. she will show us how team usa has new faces and what it will take to win an olympic title for the fifth time. >> good for them. heartland, see the software companies finding a shortcut to success. ahead, aol founder steve case about his plans for silicon prairie. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. u.s. news and world report says beijing is the new billionaire capital of the world. the chinese capital overtook new york city as the place with the most billionaires. that is according to a shanghai based research outlet. moscow is number three and followed by hong kong and shanghai. that tells you something, doesn't it? >> tells me i need to go to beijing is what it tells me! "the washington post" reports -- >> that would be a very interesting idea! >> yes. gayle and mr. wong, that would
"the washington post" reports on life-like robotic animals being used to crack down on illegal hunting in the u.s. remote-controlled decoys are game wardens who high from game porches and some of those decoys shot a hundred times or more pr here . here is the question. can you spot the fake deer? the answer is one on the right. that is pretty good. >> yeah. that looks more life-like to me. >> i thought so too. i pick the wrong one. me. >> we were all wrong! the "new york post" is reporting on tiger woods response to questions about his health. woods posted a twitter video of his golf swing and wrote that he is progressing nicely. that followed a report saying his latest back surgery had left him hobbled. woods who is now 40 hasn't competed in about six months. the story also suggested that he is still the most popular person on golf right
the new yorker calls it a decline of civilization. croissants are getting straightened out. a new york chain is only selling straight versions of the popular breakfast pastry. they are usually curved. consumers find it easy to spread jam. "fortune" reports careers attracting the most right-swipes for women are physical therapy, interior designer and founder/entrepreneur and pr/communications and teacher. for men's list is pilot, founder/entrepreneur, firefighter, doctor, tv/radio personality. gayle, you should get on tindser! >> what are you looking at me for? the u.s. women's soccer team
therapy. we are back to you, hope. they earned a spot in the 2016 rio summer olympics. >> solo, what a save! >> the women's world cup champs, i like that, champs. led by goalkeeper hope solo had five straight shutouts in the qualifying round. hope joined team usa in 2000 and been the starting goalkeeper for more than a decade. >> she will make her third consecutive appearance in this summer's games where the american women stand to win their fifth gold medal. she told "sports illustrated," quote, if i had to make the choice today, i wouldn't go. the two-time olympic medalist is here at the table. hope solo, good morning. >> good morning. and thank you all for having me. >> we are glad you're here. >> how do you feel today? will you go to rio? >> well, you know, i feel very fortunate that i don't have to
i hope that a lot of things can happen in five months. i'm a little bit skeptical, to be honest. news came out today that things probably could get worse before they get better. so it's scary. and i have a lot of reservations going to the olympics. but, like i said, i don't have to make the decision right now. there is a lot of unknowns and i hope that we get some clear, concrete answers very soon. >> what specifically concerns you about the zika virus? >> i just think there is a lot in life to worry about as it stands, that, you know, at some point, i do want to start a family. and i don't want to be worried. i don't want the anxieties. i don't want the constant tests. i don't want to risk the safety of a child, the health of a child. it's just a scary time, and there is really no clear answers to it. so until i know more, i don't really feel like i can make a really informative decision. >> if things are like they are,
>> as things stand like they are right now, i probably would not go. >> to your teammates feel the same? >> i think everybody is just trying to get a lot of information right now, so i don't think anybody is making any irrational decisions. but you have to understand that my team is filled with different age ranges and different personalities and some people don't want to have families, some people do. i think for the most part, we are all based on winning the olympics. it's never been done before after winning a world cup. first and foremost, we want to be back-to-back champions. it's never been done before! i want to be a part of that! >> i always wanted to ask you this. you've been called the best goalkeeper in the history of the women's national team. >> in the green room, they were saying in the world. in the world! >> do you agree with that? >> in the world! own it, hope, own it! >> i feel fortunate. >> if that is true, what makes
>> oh, gosh. i still ask myself that day in and day out. goal keeping is a very difficult decision. you're kind of a hero or the goat. five setups in olympic qualifications but qualifications to me are not that busy. we are playing some poorer countries and some country who don't really build the women's game, who feel honored to be on the field with us because they know that in their country, women don't really play sports. so we are beating these teams who they don't really have a lot of resources in their countries. so i honestly didn't get much action so i got these five shutouts but i didn't feel like i earned all of them. >> they are also saying people in your position in their 30s peak. you're going to be 35. do you even feel like you're even close to peaking? >> well, where i was going with that is goal keeping is something that you can never really master. there are so many details and intricacies and mental game more than anything else.
>> that is the exciting part about it. >> it is. and why i never want to walk away because there is always something new to learn and always a challenge. anybody who knows me, know i love challenges. >> as a little girl, did you think you would be doing this? maybe not world champ but did you think you would be doing this? >> yeah. i was 12 years old and i read a paper that said when i want to grow up, i want to be a professional soccer player. >> they didn't have that there. how could you dream something that was not there? >> it was in the '90s, not the '80s. i wrote it and there was no women's professional soccer. i had this gigantic dream that wasn't in the realm of possibilities at the time and, by god, it happens. you know, we have a long way to go to push for women's sports and women's equalities but i dreamt something at the age of 12 that didn't even exist and i was able to go on and become a professional soccer player. >> i want to ask you about that very point, because after the world cup win, it was reported
million, the team. while the winning german men's team won two times more than that in 2014. what do you think it will get to get equal pay in sports? >> it's going to be a long road. i'm very proud of -- we had a great summer, you know? we crushed the ratings. we had an incredible following worldwide. but it wasn't enough to make people say things need to change. >> for fifa to change. >> it opened people's eyes up, but we, as a team, have to step every step along the way. whether it's cba negotiations and standing as a team and that's really hard to do as women because we tend to get bullied and crack under the pressure. so i'm proud of my team. i'm proud of all of us coming together and saying you know what? this is a time we need to push for equality and push for what is right and people are paying attention. >> after soccer, what might you do? >> oh, goodness. i don't know. you know?
we will start there. but in terms of work, i don't know. i put my life and passion into goal keeping and this team. i've been on this team for 16 years. >> we would like to see you one more time out there. >> it's scary. life after soccer is scary and i think any athlete who tells you anything else, i don't think they are speaking the truth. i will admittedly express my fears. >> great to have you. >> we will be watching. we will be watching and hope you guys make it to the olympics. thank you. >> zika does not scare away our women's team. we want you there. hope solo, thank you very much. silicon valley is facing new competition halfway cross the
he will come. >> if you build it, they will come. that is the most famous scene from "field of dreams." kevin costner played the iowa farmer who plowed his land to build a baseball diamond more than 25 years later, it is not sports, but tech companies bringing thousands of people to the midwest. mark strassmann reports from
new innovation frontier. >> reporter: across the great plains, even in winter, the new cash crop is high tech. >> it's time we bang the drum and let people know there is something happening over here in lincoln, nebraska. >> reporter: what is happening, say stephanie and paul garrett is an explosion of start-up software companies in the heartland. in 2012, they decided to launch bulu box, a monthly server providing samplers of premium health product but, first, they had to leave san francisco. >> we could just be another start-up on the west coast in the valley, or we can be part of this movement in the midwest. >> reporter: bulu box now has 100,000 subskibcribers and did $5 million in sales last year and helped greatly by this community. >> it feels like people in nebraska, i iestors or other connections would bend over backwards to help you.
prairie and it's remaking cities across the midwest from des moines, to kansas city, to lincoln, where david graph co-founded huddle in 2006. >> our pitch is get in here and make a difference off the start. >> reporter: huddle services sports teams, amateur and professional. coaches post their game film to huddle's site and the company's software instantly analyzes it. what is it about lincoln that works? >> university system is phenomenal. it's a very supportive community for entrepreneurs. >> reporter: paul garrett compared silicon prairie to silicon valley like this. >> we have a core value and one of our core values is fire the [ bleep ]. >> reporter: you realize people from san francisco and new york will be watching this? >> you know where to find me. >> reporter: another competitive edge. everything is cheaper. the median home in san francisco sells for $1.1 million.
>> you can grow your team a lot faster with a lot less capital. same with our office space. >> reporter: today, lincoln is becoming a mini palo alto and home to a hundred software start-ups and once abandoned buildings house coworker spaces and incubators. >> you just hear from people who come visit and check out the town, they go, lincoln is cool. like, this is really cool. and they are like, it is, right? >> reporter: there are challenges. companies have struggled to attract outside talent and investors. 75% have investments last year went to three states -- california, new york, and massachusetts. but that is changing. >> i don't think that reflects the distribution of great entrepreneurs with great ideas. >> reporter: steve case, a co-founder of aol, heads up revolution, a venture capital firm. it plans to invest close to $1 billion in tech companies inside the coasts.
flyover country which is kind of pejorative. we think they are great entrepreneurs building great businesses. >> reporter: huddle started with three employees. it now has 400. on silicon prairie, you have the microsoft in lincoln. >> it's been an amazing ride and we are incredibly lucky and with a great team around us and i think the most fun part of it is. >> reporter: huddle has employees working in 14 countries but its new world headquarters is going up right here where it all began. for "cbs this morning," mark strassmann, lincoln, nebraska. >> lincoln sounds cool. >> great american story. the urge to create and innovate. >> and then you do it. >> love it. >> go huddle. >> yes. they changed our nation and now the foot soldiers of the civil rights movement are making history once again.
good morning thank you for watching channel 2. i'm andi guevara. this morning in crime beat... reno police are looking for two men involved in a home invasion near reno high school. yesterday police responded to the 1400 block of foster drive, on a report of a possible burglary in progress. there they found an elderly man injured inside a home. he was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. police are now looking for an older, white 2-door passenger car with a black stripe on the driver's side, a sunroof, and a spoiler on the rear trunk... to see if it's related to the case. l the suspects were described as possibly being light-skinned black or hispanic men. one is approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build...the other is described at 5-foot-8 with a heavy build and a tattoo on one arm. police believe they are connected to other burglaries in the area. if you have any information that
secret witness at 3-2-2-4900 president obama is moving forward with appointing a supreme court justice... and c-b-s news confirmed... nevada governor, brian sandoval - may be on the list. the white house and the governor's office both would not confirm the story... and sandoval's office released this statement... saying quote: "neither governor sandoval nor his staff has been contacted by or talked to the obama administration regarding any potential vetting for the vacancy on the u.s. supreme court." but we do know the governor met with senator harry reid in washington monday. senator reid says... although he would prefer a more progressive nominee, he would support a sandoval nomination. governor sandoval served as a judge for the u-s district court, before he was elected governor. let's send it over to meteorologist jeff martinez now for a weather update. good morning, jeff! partly sunny and mild today with highs in the mid to upper 60s and light winds. look for 71 on
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