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for some of you the news eng news af heackator captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, april 17th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." a massive manhunt for a woman accused of making a credible school threat. classes are now canceled for hundreds of thousands of schools in colorado, and police say the suspect is infatuated with columbine. massive threat. millions of people are in line with the threat of storms that
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could bring damaging winds, hail, and possible tornadoes. rebuilding history. haunting images from notre dame show the aftermath of the massive fire, but millions of dollars are rolling in to help clean up this mess. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a desperate search is under way this morning in colorado for a woman police say made a credible threat against a school district that includes columbine high school. police say sol pais is interested in schools. it's impacting more than half a million students. laura podesta has more. she has detailed that police released overnight. >> authorities gave a detailed play-by-play of what this 18-year-old woman has been doing since she landed in colorado on
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monday night as far as shopping for a weapon and then disappearing into the foothills. now every law enforcement agency in the denver area is trying to track her down. all schools closed. denver public schools and surrounding districts are cancel class today for a woman police say is infatuated with the columbine massacre and has made threats surrounding its 20th anniversary on saturday. >> this has been a massive manhunt in the aor. and every law enforcement agency is interested in helping with this effort. >> sol pais traveled to colorado from south florida monday night and according to investigators purchased a weapon and ammunition. the 18-year-old was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots in jefferson county.
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while she's made no particular threat, students are on alert. >> so many things are rolling through my head. >> sometimes takig precautions makes sense. unfortunately that's where we're at right now. >> authorities say with colorado's history of mass shootings, they are taking no chances, which is why they chose to cancel school today. 13 students and faculty were shot and killed at columbine high school in 1999. in july of 2012 in aurora, colorado, a masked gunman shot and killed 12 people in a movie theater. the suspect's father has said his daughter ma i have mental problems. he last saw her on sunday, and he's urging her to return home. anne-marie. >> all right, laura. thank you so much. laura podesta in new york. this morning authorities in france are assessing the security and safety of notre dame after a massive fire nearly destroyed the iconic church. the cathedral's structure was left largely intact and more than $500 million has already
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been donated to repair what parisians call the heart of their city. ian lee is in paris. ian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. you've got the political will to rebuild, and as you pointed out, the money is rolling in, but there are two big questions. what is going to replace that roof that you can see right behind me? france doesn't have the timber to build it. so they're looking at other materials like steel or something less flammable and stronger. the next question is how long is it going to take. some say 10 or 15 years. but the french president has his own timeline. >> reporter: french president emmanuel macron is promising to build notre dame even more beautifully and do it in less than five years. a look inside the 850-year old
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school shows the soot-filled sanctuary and the spire is gone. much of the interior was saved and most of the priciest artifacts were taken out in time. >> so far it's safe. the majority of notre dame is standing. tacts well as the stained wer glass. the rubble will start be to cleared away. >> as long as the structure holds, it will be okay. but you have all the water and you have all the wood debris that's fallen on top, and they weren't made to carry that weight. >> reporter: for a second night in a row, thousands of parisians came together to pray. >> reporter: yesterday night
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we were shocked, this man said. we woke up in a bit of a fog, but we're better now. >> reporter: around the world there were tributes to france, westminster abbey, and the university of notre dame. anne-marie, why is the president saying five years? that isn't an arbitrary number. paris plans to have millions of people coming here when they host the olympics in 2024. >> ian lee, thank you very much. ian is in paris, by the way. so nearly 30 million people are in the path of severe wind that could bring wind, hail, and even tornadoes to parts of the plains. the system comes after tornadoes hit in the south. nearly 60 twisters touched down from texas to delaware. some of the hardest hit towns in texas are under threat again. chris shaffer of our minneapolis
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affiliate is tracking this multi-day severe weather outbreak. parts of the country will be dealing with severe weather over the next couple of days especially in the southern plains parts of the country. you can see the enhanced risk according to the prediction center, oklahoma pushing down through texas. we'll walk you through it. early in the afternoon on wednesday, just some garden variety thundershowers will pop up. we're keeping any on that line of storms that will fire up in parts of oklahoma and texas and quickly push toward the east. no surprise the storm threat on thursday will shift farther to the east where we have the enhanced risk from louisiana t missisand parts alabama. the concern for storms that congeal into one will be for strong damaging winds. we'll keep an eye on that. we'll keep an eye on it before it kicks out to the east and into the atlantic.
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there is always the possibility of a tornado. but the main concerns again will be damaging winds and sizeable hail. i'm meteorologist chris shaffer, cbs news. cook county's state attorney kim fox discussed the jussie smollett case with her staff after recusing herself from the case. according to our cbs chicago skaug wbbm, fox describes smollett as a washed up celeb who lied to cops according to text messages. the station reports fox's charges to her office's pending indictments to singer r. kelly. the "empire" actor was accused of faking a hate crime against himself and was charged with 16 felony counts. prosecutors eventually dropped all charges against smollett. president trump has vetoed a congressional resolution to end military assistance in saudi arabia's war in yemen. the president says the
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resolution endangers the lives of american citizens and servicemembers. congress has grown uneasy with the president's relationship with saudi arabia. lawmakers, however, lack the the votes to overyied the veto. this is mr. trump's second veto as president. today the trump administration is expected to announce lawsuits in u.s. courts against foreign companies doing business in countries by cuba from americans after the 1959 resolution. now, the major policy shift could deal a blow to cuba's efforts to attract foreign investment. the move is considered an effort to punish havana for its support over president nicolas maduro. national security adviser john bolton will explain the decision in a speech in miami later today and announce new sanctions on cuba. >> coming up on the "morning news," new details on the disturbing case of a man accused
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molested her sister who was 15 at the time. her sworn affidavit is part of a defamation complaint against epstein's attorney alan dershowitz. he knew it it run by epstein and his companion guislaine maxwell. dershowitz has defended him for years. "the new york times" says prosecutors say actress felicity huffman should get prison time. in a plea agreement prosecutors argue that she should serve between four and ten months for paying to boost her daughter's s.a.t. scores. that sentence croppeds with sentencing guidelines. prosecutors t for the lower end of that range and a $20,000 fine. huffman said last week she will plead guilty to fraud charges. reports a county in new york announced a new ban to fight the measles outbreak. rockland county officials are banning people infected with measles from public places for 21 days.
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those who ignore the ban could be fined $2,000 per day. there have been 186 confirmed cases in the county since october and 33 new cases in the last three weeks. >> the fact of the matter is we have had five cases go to the intensive care unit including one infant. need we wait for someone to day. >> the number of measles cases have skyrocketed with 455 reported across 20 states this year alone. and "usa today" reports the man charged with throwing a 5-year-old off a third floor balcony at minnesota's mall of murder. he made his first court
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appearance yesterday. he said he was angry about being rejected by women at the mall. he grabbed the boy friday. the child fell nearly 40 feet and witnesses say they heard the mother scream. >> she was screaming everyone pray, everyone pray, oh, my god, my baby, someone threw him over the edge. >> an attorney for the boy's family says he is in critical condition and has begun a long journey to recovery. well, still to come, cvs agrees to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoice litigation. how allegations of forged percocet prescriptions forced the drugstore chain to settle the case. rescriptions forced the store to settle the case. is stirring up our finest chocolate... and bringing back our dearest friend... the one and only lindt gold bunny. and when everything is just right... the magic begins. this year, make the magic of easter come alive. bring home the lindt gold bunny.
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the ticker "pins." zoom will list its trade on the nasdaq under the ticker "zm." bank shares led stocks higher on wall street yesterday. the dow closed up 67 points. the s&p 500 squeaked out razor thin gain. the nasdaq added 24 points. intel is dropping out of the 5g market. the company says it will not make chips for 5g phones. it comes after qualcomm announced a six-yearen of its y settlement. the chip maker says it will provide more details about its plan in its detailed report next week. meanwhile cvs is planning to settle over percocet prescriptions that its farm shifts should have known were forged.
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federal officials say the forged painkiller prescriptions were filled out in rhode island. they denied any wrongdoing but agreed to settle to avoid litigation. and sony is cracking down on sexually explicit content in video games. the company says it's concerned about the depiction of women in some playstation 4 games. it also says the issue is causing a problem for some software developers. sony says itreated guidelines so creators can offer, quote, well balanced content on the platform. anne-marie. >> all right. diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, diane. >> you've got it. still ahead, the nfl has a new highest paid player. seattle seahawks star quarterback russell wilson signed a deal to stay in the emerald city. seahawks star quarterback russell wilson signed a deal to stay in the emerald city. housekeeping. heck this ad in god olay. ♪ living well
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we should be holding the wheel, not holding the phone. it's a busy world out there. and we're all in it together. go safely, california. learn the signs at our top story this morning. a massive manhunt is under way in colorado for a woman who mad district that includes columbine high school. reat ce days after the 20th anniversary of the columbine attack. police say sol pais is infatuated with columbine. schools are closed today, impacting more than half a million students. and millions are threatened today with storms that could bring wind, hail, and even tornadoes to parts of the plains.
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it comes a week after the outbreak in the south. some of the hardest hit are threatened again today. and this morning authorities in france are assessing the security after a massive fire repair wt many call the heart ed of their city. trying to capture that perfect photo cost two youngn t. both photos were taken at dangerous heights. here's janet shamlian. >> reporter: this is one of the most photographed spots where andrea norton, a 20-year-old student, died. the next day a student from florida university died after falling from the campus bell tower. she reportedly wanted to take a photos of the new york city skyline and at the grand canyon
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a tourist died after falling from a cliff using a selfie stick. for some people, taking a regular photo or video at a tourist attraction doesn't cut it. it's the extreme picture that gets the likes on social media and many are taking big risks to get it. this young woman on the rim of the grand canyon, a young couple hanging from a train. pushing the limits and sometimes going too far. a recent study found more than 250 people died taking selfies in a six-year span. the average age, 23 years old. search and rescue teams say all too often they see the results of selfies gone wrong. >> what do you think when you see these extreme photos? >> i think of the people who are going to get hurt and how it affects so many others like their families. >> reporter: there has been a call for the creation of no-selfie zone. in other parts of the world they have tried that with signage, but the signs have largely been
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ignored. janet shamlian, cbs news, los angel angeles, california. coming up on "cbs this morning," growing concerns of popular pet sites. and former senator jeff flake on the allies who want to save the state's forest. and "time" magazine releases list of the world east 100 most influential people. only on "cbs this morning," the editor and chief on how they decide who makes the cut. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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today, not here, but it's okay. we'll cheer for them. we have a sunny day ahead. it's wednesday, april 17th. i'm michelle griego. >> good morning i'm kenny choi. let's get to mary lee. sunshine is back. >> good morning, nice to be back after a nice vaca and we are looking at a big warmup in store for us and especially for tomorrow. enjoy that sunshine out there. a beautiful afternoon in store for us. here's a live look with our san jose, south bay camera. san jose, 46. 49 in santa rosa and livermore at 50 degrees. oakland, 51 and eas of fog along the coast as well as parts of the bay, and some of our inland locations, we'll see that sunshine as you head through the afternoon. a warm afternoon with above average temperatures and we're going to be getting up tomorrow. tomorrow, likely the warmest day of the year so far, and i'll let you
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