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. it's tuesday, february 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." donald trump looks to add to his lead in the race for president with a win in the nevada caucuses while ted cruz fends off new claims he's running a dirty campaign. the youngest victim of saturday's mass shooting in kalamazoo battles for her life while questions are raised how much uber knew about the driver accused in the killing spree. and the cost of free is going up. two major retailers are raising the bar for customers to score complimentary services.
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. while republicans caucus today in nevada, donald trump hopes to build on his recent victory in the south carolina primary. a recent pole il indicates trums leading. this morning marco rubio and trump are piling on ted cruz. don champion is here in new york with more on that. don, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. in recent days donald trump has taken some of his hashest jabs yet at ted cruz. last night bolstered by a big win in south carolina over the weekend, trump seemed confident nevada would swing his way but his two biggest challengers are still hoping for an upset. after winning primaries in south carolina and new hampshire, donald trump is eyeing a big win in nevada togh
you've got to vote, vote, vote. >> reporter: on the eve of the state's gop caucuses, the front-runner did not hold back slamming a protestor. >> i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell ya. >> reporter: and bashing rival ted cruz for what he called dishonest campaign ads. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> god bless the great state of nevada. >> reporter: after finishing in third place behind marco rubio in south carolina, cruz is going into today's contest without his communications director. rick tyler was asked to resign monday for sharing a false news story on social media that suggested rubio dismissed the bible. >> i had made clear in this campaign that we will conduct this campaign with the very highest standards of integrity. that has been how we've conducted it from day one. >> reporter: speaking on the flight to vegas, rubio called tyler the fall guy for cruz's deceptive campaign. >> you feed
he's basically a guy who was executesing a culture that's expected in that campaign. >> reporter: both are vying to be the main alternative to trump with super tuesday just a week away. >> reporter: and political analysts say trump's ground game in nevada is very different from cruz and rubio's. he opened two offices last year compared to rubio's campaign which has been calling voters and going door to door. >> don champion in new york. thank you, don. the next democratic primary is this saturday in south carolina. bernie sanders campaigned with actor danny glover. sanders scoffed at the notion that his ideas to solve the country's problems are overly ambitious. >> virtually every idea that we are bringing forth not only is the right idea, it's what our country needs. it is what the american people want.
>> meanwhile, hillary clinton has a total of 51 delegates. sanders has 51. if you include endorsements by super delegates, party officials who can vote for anyone, clinton has 502 and sanders has 70. one week from today is super tuesday when 13 states hold either primaries or caucuses. the greatest number of delegates are on the line in a single day of voting, but not enough to hand any candidate, republican or democrat, the nomination. but doing well on super tuesday can go a long way towards securing the nomination. coming up on cbs this morning, we will discuss the upcoming primaries and caucuses with face the nation moderator john dickerson and cbs political contributor frank luntz. the supreme court returned to work for the first time since the death of justice antonin
scalia. the chair was draped in black cloth. meanwhile, the fight over replacing scalia heated up with the surfacing of video when george h.w. bush was president and joe biden argued against a presidential appointment during a campaign. >> once the political season is underway, and it is, action on a supreme court nomination must be put off until after the election campaign is over. >> that's the same thing republicans are doing right now. biden says his 1992 comments are being misinterpreted. investigators in kalamazoo, michigan, said the uber driver accused of killing six people said they were chosen at random. this morning as questions are raised over whether uber should have allowed dalton behind the wheel, the youngest victim is giving her family hope that she will survive. >> my daughter is not dead. she is alive and she is fighting
>> abigail was shot in the head during saturday's rampage. her injuries were so severe her heart stopped beating and her parents took steps towards donating her organs, but then the strong willed 14-year-old showed signs of life. >> she's actually squeezing hands more and she's actually trying to squeeze on the other side, too, which is both arms, which is great, and she's wiggling her toes. >> she was with a family friend she considered a grandmother at the cracker barrel restaurant when the gunfire erupted. 68-year-old barbara hawthorne was one of the six people killed. >> richard smith, tyler smith. >> kalamazoo's mayor read the names at a vigil last night. they range in age from 17 to 74 and included a father and son. >> you understand the charges being made against you? >> yes. >> reporter: on monday morning a judge read a list of 1
against jason dalton including six counts of murder. kalamazoo police and prosecutors say dalton admitted to the shootings. the violence began just after 6:00 p.m. saturday when dalton allegedly shot tianna caruthers at a playground. >> i couldn't help her. i knew i would be shot too. i wanted to help her but i couldn't. >> reporter: less than two hours earlier he had given a ride to matt melon. >> we were driving through medians, speeding along. finally once he came to a stop i jumped out of the car and ran away. >> reporter: melon called police after his ride. uber said it received a complaint about dalton's driving on saturday night but the ride hailing service is defending its screening process for drivers saying dalton cleared an approval process last month and that no background check would have anticipated the situation. >> they say dalton picked up
spree began. uber is cooperating. microsoft founder bill gates is weighing in on apple's standoff with the fbi. apple is appealing a court order to help the fbi hack into a locked iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters. 14 people died in the attack. gates told "the financial times" apple should cooperate. >> it's a good debate to be having. you know, i'm hopeful that government safeguards and it varies from country to country will be enough that people will feel like this can work. >> a just-released poll found 51% of americans agree with gates. 38% do not think apple should unlock the phone and 11% aren't sure. this morning the national weather service is warning the south is at risk for strong storms, including hail, damaging winds, and possible tornadoes. more than 7 m
louisiana, mississippi, alabama, florida, and georgia are most at risk. the threats last until this evening. it began raining in charlotte just last night. the death toll from that powerful cyclone that hit the pacific island nation of fiji has risen to at least 29. rescuers report that buildings were flattened by winds that reached 200 miles per hour. some remote islands have yet to be contacted. a connecticut judge is considering whether to dismiss a suit brought by families of the sandy hook elementary school shooting against the maker of the rifle used in the attack. the families contend the rifle, an ar-15, is too dangerous to sell to the public. the rifle maker, bush masters firearms says that they are protected by a 2005 law shielding gun makers from most lawsuits. coming up on "the morning news" now, a winged mystery.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. on the cbs "moneywatch," changes in starbucks reward program, and weight watchers throws its weight behind a study. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. a jump in oil prices sent stocks on wall street higher. the dow gained 228, the s&p gained 27 and the nasdaq finished 66 points higher. last week weight watchers stocks jumped 66%. that study conducted by researchers at indiana university found that adults with pre-diabetes who followed
more weight than others on another program. it turns out the study was made by weight watchers. last year americans drove a record 3.1 trillion miles. that's the equivalent of about 337 round trips from earth to pluto. the previous record was 3 trillion miles according to the federal highway administration. that was before the great recession led to a decline in the road trips. it's going to cost amazon customers more to get free shipping. they'll have to spend $49, not $35. members of amazon's $99 a year prime loyalty program will still get free two day shipping on all orders. starbucks is changing the terms of its rewards program. currently starbucks customers earn a star for each transaction no matter what the bill is. earn 12 stars and get a reward. beginning in april the loyalty will reward stars
dollars spent and you'll have to earn $125 to get that free item. the less you spend, the harder it's going to be to cash in. anne-marie. >> those reward programs always confuse me. i always forget to bring whatever card i'm supposed to bring. now it sounds like you made it more complicated. confuse a few more people. >> that is my issue also. >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks, jill. still ahead, she's got all the right moves. we talked with a white house visitor about her energetic performance while meeting president obama and the first lady.
the defending champions beat atlanta 102-92 improving their record to 50-5. they're now on a better pace than the 1996 chicago bulls who won the league record 72 games. it's the opposite story for the once wanted university of tennessee basketball team. for the first time since 1985 the lady vols are out of the top five. they had more than 100 ranked number ones. virginia mclauryn could be forgiven for launching into dance at 106. chip read has her story. >> how are you? >> fine. >> it's nice to see you. >> do you want to say hi to michelle? >> yes. >> slow down now. don't go too quick. >> she's 106. >> no, you are not.
106, and in this video released by the white house, virginia mclaurin was so excited to meet the president and the first lady, she started dancing. >> what's the secret? >> still dancing at 106. >> reporter: she still volunteers 40 hours a week at a nearby school as a foster grand parent. when you first saw him you shouted. >> i shouted. >> for joy? >> for joy. i felt good all in my soul. it was the greatest time of my life. >> reporter: and what a life it's been watching as the world changed around her. did you ever think there would be a black president? >> i did not. >> reporter: you did not? >> i did not think it would ever be a black president. >> reporter: what was the best part of meeting the president and the first lady? >> that i felt like i made it. i made it to the white house and i fell that i could die happy. ep
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alert today for some cold rain, and allyson says we are in for heavier showers tomorrow. good morning. >> good morning, yes. you're going to need your umbrella today and tomorrow it will not rain for all 48 hours, but we will see wet weather. another around tomorrow afternoon into the evening it will be a wet start to the day, carrying on through the afternoon and mid-afternoon, and we do have light showers, just pushing through the district right now. the beltway will be wet. right along the blue ridge and areas west of 81, we do see the snow, and it will turn to rain later on. temperatures into the 40s. 43 by noon. showers are spottier for the drive home. your drive home will be spottier than the drive anymore. larry, over to you. so reporter: allyson, so far,
weltway. 395 looking good on the dc and maryland side. 5, you will not find any issues as you make your way into town. weather and traffic back shortly, and we will send it back to you. >> reporter: he passed the background check and had good ratings on uber until saturday. what led jason dalton to shoot and kill six people in michigan? prosecutors are trying to figure it out. he continued to give uber rides during his rampage. firefighters in california batted a huge blaze at a commercial building overnight. the fire burned through the roof, but firefighters managed to keep the flames for spreading to nearby buildings. no word on what caused the fire. the fallout continues with jeb bush
presidential campaign after pouring millions into his run for the white house. donors are feeling lost now. many in the gop establishment are now turning to marco rubio. the cdc is on the ground in brazil, and researchers are carrying out a study to determine if the zika virus is really causing birth problems they are looking for mothers to volunteer to blood tests. a new study publish in the national academy of scientists, an initial group of researchers dug into
and falling. the world seas rose by 5 inches, but since 1993, we have been on track for seas to rise by 1 foot by 2093. thank you for watching wake up washington. good morning. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike hydeck. glad you are with us. the later you get out the door, the more likely you will have a rainy commute today. >> larry has a rainy start to the traffic. >> reporter: we will also look at a wet start right along most areas, and the showers are pushing south to the
morning and early afternoon, and let's go through the futurecast for the next couple of hours, and it's a little bit of snow and rain mixed for areas west of 81, and even parts of the shenandoah valley, and this will push on in through 3:00, and we will stay in the 40s for a very cold rain. areas through 70 could continue to see the rain-snow mix, and it will let up after 3:00, and we will see spotty showers into the overnight hours. 5:00tomorrow morning, still looking at spotty showers, and the heavy stuff is wednesday evening, and strong thunderstorms are possible. we are not rain free until the end of the week. we will go through the extended forecast in a bit. >> your time now, 4:30, off to a quiet start this morning. traveling southbound on the vw parkway, no issues 295 in