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captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, march 17th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." supreme court showdown. president obama introduces his nominee to replace antonin scalia but senate republicans vow he'll never make it to the high court. ducking the debate. donald trump says he won't attend the next scheduled showdown and fox news ends up pulling the plug. kicking off the future.
sneakers. a big league ballplayer chooses family over fortune and walking away from a multimillion dollar deal when he is told to spend less time with his son. 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. well, reaction to president obama's nomination of merrick garland to supreme court was fast and furious. republican leaders dug in their heels refuse to go hold confirmation hearings or a vote. garland is generally respected and considered a moderate jurist by most. he is the chief judge of the influential d.c. court of appeals. garland was confirmed by seven current gop senators. at 63, he is the oldest supreme court nominee since 1971.
has turned into a contentious political battle and the possible repercussions. >> reporter: senate republicans say president obama's nominee to replace the late antonin scalia on the supreme court will not be invited for confirmation hearings. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell also informed u.s. court of appeals judge merrick garland by telephone that he won't get a traditional meet and greet. mcconnell said the next president should pick the next nominee. >> give the people the voice in filling this vacancy. >> it's a ludicrous position. ridiculous position. to my friends on the republican side of the aisle, do your job! >> reporter: the 63-year-old garland, emotionally accepted the president's nomination in the white house rose garden hours earlier as his wife and daughter looked on. >> this is the greatest honor of my life, other than when my wife agreeing to marry me 28 years ago.
garland, who he called one of america's sharpest legal minds, is qualified to immediately serve on the high court. >> i have fulfilled my constitutional duty. now it's time for the senate to do theirs. >> reporter: sever republicans admitted garland may be a good nominee for supreme court, but it's not about the person, it's about the politics. garland heads to capitol hill to meet with some members of congress on thursday. craig boswell, cbs news, the white house. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will talk to senators elizabeth warren and nomination. monday's republican presidential debate has been called off. fox news cancelled the debate after donald trump pulled out and then john kasich said he wouldn't participate without trump. the other remaining gop candidate ted cruz says trump is afraid. >> i guess he doesn't like when anyone challenges him. you know? he was saying just a week ago that he was eager to get one-on-one with me. this debate, the field has
have had a direct debate with me, yet, donald, apparently, is ducking. he is afraid of being challenged. >> trump says he is making a, quote, big speech. trump skipped a fox news debate in january because he claimed he following tuesday's substantial lead in the delegate count and still has the potential to lock up the nomination before the convention. available delegates. but he must do better in upcoming contests. trump issued a dire warning if republican leaders try to deny the nomination to him at a brokered convention. >> i don't think you can say we don't get it automatically. i think you'd have riots. i think you'd have riots. >> trump has already shifted his attention to hillary clinton. he released a new online ad. in it, she is barking like a dog, suggesting she is unfit to be president. five north carolina deputies
actions at a trump rally in fayetteville. the deputies were escorting a protester from the event when he was assaulted by a 78-year-old man. the deputies were put on probation for 12 months. an investigation is under way. federal intelligence officials refused a request from the state department in 2009 to provide hillary clinton with a secure blackberr-like device. according to just released e-mails, her aides wanted the blackberry to replace the mobile device she was using. clinton's use of a private e-mail server has become a political issue for her. critics contend she may have skirted federal record keeping laws. in just released documents, army sergeant bowe bergdahl explained why he left his post in afghanistan. bergdahl has held five years by the taliban before being changed for five guantanamo bay prisoners. he faces charges of desertion and misbehavior. bergdahl said he wanted to draw attention to what he said were
the papers also reveal he was diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. the -- a texas police officer is free on bail this morning after being arrested for allegedly shooting and killing a teenager. addison police officer ken johnson was off-duty at the time. police officers say he suspected the teen had broken into a car. johnson was taken into custody last night. brian webb reports. >> reporter: friends and family of jose cruz cheered and released balloons, following the arrest of farmers branch officer ken johnson wednesday night. the mother of the 16-year-old he is charged with killing broke down in tears. >> she's gotten a lot of strength from the effect he has been arrested and charged. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> translator: because there is going to be justice for him. >> reporter: johnson was off-duty sunday when he says he spotted cruz and another teen breaking into his car at this apartment complex.
chased him down in his personal vehicle, eventually shooting both at a nearby gas station in an altercation caught on camera. all events, the police chief says, go against procedures. >> we have policies to deal with off-duty enforcement that we all follow. >> reporter: johnson's attorney maintains his client feared for his life and questions why the case didn't go before a grand jury. >> the only explanation i can think of is that they are doing this because my client is a black police officer. >> reporter: cruz's family spokesman says the facts are clear. >> there is nothing that could be done, except an indictment or an immediate arrest. >> reporter: johnson also faces assault charges for shooting the other teen in the car. he was wounded, but is expected to survive. brian webb for cbs news. firefighters boarded a delta jet when a passenger's electronic cigarette caused a backpack to catch on fire. the plane was just about to
hartsfield-jackson airport for st. louis when the device caught fire last night. by the time the firefighters arrived, the flames were out. no one was hurt. e-cigarettes are allowed in carry-on bags, but not for long. a total ban goes into effect next month. a massachusetts state trooper was killed when his suv was hit on the side of a massachusetts turnpike. trooper thomas clarty pulled over an suv for speeding and had just returned to his vehicle when a car going very fast traffic and hit the trooper's suv. it went down an embankment. clarty was a father of six children. the washington, d.c. subway system reopens this morning after a day-long shutdown for a system-wide safety check. the d.c. metro is the nation's second busiest rail system. the safety check involved third rail power cables, following a fire on monday.
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father's career was taking off and his kidnapping at the age of 19 made headlines. frank sinatra jr. suffered a heart attack yesterday in florida. he was 72 years old. testimony from the woman in hulk hogan's sex tape. an accused uber driver shooter sues the app. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the detroit free press reports a $10 million lawsuit against uber by a former driver charged in six killings. jason dalton's handwritten filing claims uber ruined his life. he said he was never paid back wages or overtime and he is accused of a shooting spree last month in kalamazoo, michigan. he worked for uber less than a month. "the washington post" reports the punishment of 12 u.s. military personnel for a mistaken attack on a hospital in afghanistan. the bombing last year killed 42 people. the punishments are mostly administrative. there are no criminal charges.
that a former hospital worker may have put 1,500 patients at risk of infection. rocky allen is accused of switching syringes to steal painkillers. officials say he endangered patients in colorado, california, and washington state. >> it looks like he was lying about his resume, where he had been. we know he had been fired for the same thing at other facilities. >> patients who may have been infected are being told to get hiv and hepatitis tests. "the tampa tribune" is reporting testimony from the woman who was intermediate having sex with hulk hogan. the jury in the wrestler's case against gawker saw a recorded deposition from heather cole. she had she didn't know her then husband was videotaping the whole thing. hogan is suing the website for $100 million because it posted
dunham's newsletter lenny letter.com has an article about the first lady michelle obama. the first lady explained why she and the president started the let girls learn campaign. and at the south-by-southwest festival, she talked about what men can do to help. >> if you're a man at the table and you look around and there are only men at the table, then you should ask yourself how can i do better. >> mrs. obama is urging people to support the cause by donating through change.org. coming up, self-tying sneakers take a step into reality. nike unveils a new high-tech sneaker that laces up on its own. >> announcer: this portion of cbs morning news sponsored by kohl's. honey, can you grab my hat? got it!
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more. good morning, hena. >> good morning, anne-marie. the federal reserve is leaving a key interest rate where it is. in a statement following its latest policy meeting, the fed said the global economy still poses a risk to the u.s. economy. as a result, fed officials expect to raise rates at a slower rate than they had originally envisioned. the fed holds its next policy meeting in april. news that the fed is leaving interest rates where they are sent stocks higher. the dow gained 74 points. the s&p 500 rose 11 points and the nasdaq finished the day 35 points higher. automatic braking technology could be standard equipment on most new cars by 2022. the government and major carmakers are expected to make that officials in an announcement today. the safety system will be phased into most models but safety advocates say the agreement means the government won't strictly regulate this technology.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. last night's first four action was a little more exciting than tuesday's slate of games. it came down to the wire between tulsa and michigan. the wolverines sealed it, winning 67-62. they take on notre dame friday night. another first four battle, holy cross versus southern u. the crusaders and the jaguars traded points throughout the second half. southern's sean perdom hit a three-pointer there while he was tying his shoe! ultimately holy cross came up with the 59-55 win and they take on oregon.
first round. as he does every year, the president made his picks for the ncaa tournament. here is his final four. unc against michigan state and kansas versus texas a&m. with the jayhawks winning it all over the tar heels in the championship! >> bill self owes me. i'm putting kansas in here! coach, i'm just teasing, i'm not putting pressure on you, but i think the jayhawks in a squeaker get past unc. >> the president has only picked the winner once during his time in the white house when he picked unc to win it all during his first year in the oval office. march madness typically tips off a few hours from now. duke takes on unc wilmington right here at noon eastern time today on cbs. a major league baseball player is choosing his family over a multimillion dollar contract.
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>> good morning, central florida. happy st. patrick's day. >> here are the stories making headlines. first, breaking news overnight after a fire ripped through a home leaving one person dead. >> then a woman is carjacked with her dog. why he is in the hospital. that and more in a moment. >> first let's bring in troy bridges and amy. thank you for being with us. happy st. patrick's day. >> to you as well. >> the ladies are wearing green
>> the one irish person. i decided it was because i pinched so many people growing up, this is payback. >> amy and i can't really wear a bright green because we stand on a green wall, we'll demonstrate that in a bit. we'll pinpoint heat and even some rain chances. we are giving away an umbrella. we'll need an umbrella. not so much today but definitely tomorrow. let's get you out the door and show you why. here is the forecast hour by hour on this st. patrick's day. up to 82 degrees at noon. 87 at 4:00. today's big weather story will be the heat getting up to 87. almost 10 degrees above where we should be. in many spots. mainly in our northern counties, so most of us won't see much in the way of rain today.
mainly tomorrow we pinpoint higher coverage. 68 is the temperature in orlando. look, the map is green. there we are, 72 in ocala. right now, 68 in daytona beach. 71 in cocoa beach. a mild start. there is the chance for patchy fog. i think winds are just strong enough to keep that at bay. high thin winds will help keep the fog at bay. we'll explain why straight ahead. at 8:00 this morning, you see the white, the gray. that indicates patchy fog. then that burns off quickly and we see some sunshine. our northern zones beginning to see the greatest chance for rain. when you talk about the whole area of central florida, we'll see a 20% coverage. you see where the green dots are, north of the orlando metro. one or two areas of rain with a sea breeze trying to develop in parts of brevard county. rain is not widespread as we take you through the evening hours, clouds mixed with sun. still hod today.
warming to 83 in daytona beach. 86 in sanford. coming up, we'll talk about the increased chance of rain tomorrow. first let's check on the roads and head over to amy. >> thank you very much as far as the roads go to start the day off with. we are moving along well. clearly it is earl. we won't have a ton of cars on the roadway. the ones out there behaving for the most part. over on the expressway, looking very nice. this happens to be a live look by tampa avenue. if you are wondering how we do on i-4, i did see construction picking up, the better part of an hour ago. you can see westbound-eastbound, smooth sailing. that is your first check on traffic. we'll have another one coming up. first your morning news begins right now. breaking overnight, a person dies after getting trapped inside a burning home. we are live working to get
>> parents warned after a scare at a home. a high powered weapon deputies say one teen planned to bring to class. he kept his father's memory alive with his music. the new details we have learned about the frank sinatra jr.'s death right here in central florida. it is 4:59. i'm kirsten o'connor in for david. >> thank you for joining us so early on st. patrick's day day. everyone is with us. >> we are awake. >> we are awake. that is a good thing. >> are we? >> we are awake just enough. as far as the roads go, we have a few cars and that helps a lot. >> we are talking about heat and spreesed chance for rain. we'll pinpoint the timing for rain straight ahead. >> we'll check back in in a moment. in lake county one person is dead after being trapped inside a burning home.