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little later for the morning news ands or from thero i new ci, i'mlaine ijano. it's monday, february 17th, 2020. this is the "cbs morning news". hundreds of americans held on a cruise ship in japan hit with a coronavirus outbreak return to the u.s. what's next in the fight against new infections. >> extreme weather. devastating floods in the south. avalanche in the rockies. cupcake caper. police uncovered an alleged plot police uncovered an alleged plot to kidnap a baby. captioning funded by cbs
good morning. hundreds of passengers off a san diego, texas. the arrivals come as the number of coronavirus cases on board the ship soared to ed ted to 3g dozens of americans. in china the death toll now stands at more than 1700. we go to washington for more on what's next for the american passengers. >> reporter: they don't get to go home just yet. they face another 14 day
quarantine here in the u.s. and that's because that cruise ship is really just considered a hot spot of transmissibility. u.s. citizens aboard the diamond princess touched down in northern california overnight bound for travis air force base. the cruise ship is the sight of the largest coronavirus outbreak outside of china. it's been docked in tokyo's harbor since february 5th. yesterday american passengers were offered a way out. >> we're supposed to take an airplane. then go to the united states. >> reporter: the state department chartered two planes and offered to fly them to the u.s.. most accepted the those travellers aren't home free yet. they already spent nearly two weeks in quarantine but have to wait a while longer to reunite
with family and friend. >> when you come back to the united states, importantly, they are still subjected to a 14 day quarantine and the reason for that is that the degree of transmissibility on that cruise ship is essentially akin to being in a hot spot. >> reporter: health officials are trying to track down passengers from another cruise liner the westerdam. after they disembarked in cambodia on friday, one, an 83-year-old woman tested positive for the virus. the head of the world health organization says at this point it's impossible to predict which way this coronavirus is going to go. i'm sure those passengers are just happy to be getting back home. thanks. mississippi is bracing for a potentially catastrophic flooding today. the rain. swoll end pearl river is expected to crest at elp people already in harm's
way. the state's governor has declared a state of emergency. meg oliver pearl river i is threatened to burst its banks causing widespread flooding. >> this is a precarious situation that could turn at any moment. >> reporter: mississippi governor declared a state of emergency saturday, urging people who live around the capital jackson to follow mandatory evacuations. >> we do not want to lose anyone as we respond to what is expected to continue to be historic flood levels. know if you do not heed our evacuation advice you're putting your life in danger. >> reporter: with some 10 inches of rain falling in the last week residents spent days preparing, packing sand bags and their cars th pearl rer runsip
thousands of homes at risk of flooding. the river is expected to crest up to 38 feet, remarkably that's still below the 1979 record of 43 feet. meg oliver, cbs news, new york. some stunning visual there's. two men in colorado were killed in an avalanche. it happened saturday afternoon near vail. another man who was with them was able to dig himself out of the snow. the bodies of the 28 and 30-year-old victims were recovered yesterday. and the uk was slammed this weekend by bomb cyclone storm dennis. check out this frightening video of a giant double-decker plane as it approached the runway at london's heathrow airport. the airplane was blown side ways as it approached. no areas were reported. the storm prompted massive floodiding i in
at least two people reportedly died in the storm. more than 1100 former justice department lawyers are calling for attorney general william barr to step down. the action comes after barr intervened last week to lower the justice department's sentencing recommendation for president trump's long time friend roger stone. the president made no mention of the fallout during his visit to the dayton 500 real estate yesterday before it was postponed because of heavy rain. during his remarks he took time out to thank newly sworn in service members. >> as commander-in-chief of the greatest fighting force on the planet, a force that just spent $2.5 trillion on rebuilding our military, i want to thank you for your service. >> now meantime democratic candidate are to concussion on nevada. the state is holding its caucuses on saturday and the democratic presidential contenders are gearing up for their next debate on wednesday.
there's still speculation over whether michael bloomberg will participate after the democratic national committee opened the stage to him. meantime pete buttigieg is take on rush limbaugh's homophobic remarks. the candidate says he doesn't take lectures on family ovals from the medal of freedom recipient. we're waiting on a seven day truce between the u.s. and taliban. an announcement was expected this weekend after mike pompeo friday.h afghanistan's they met in part to discuss the deal. all side have endorsed the potential of a political solution to the afghan war which is the longest war in u.s. history. the hope that a truce could lead to peace. it reads more like a tv drama than a real life plot. but today a mother and her teenage daughter are awaiting arraignment. they are accused of drugging a woman in hopes to steal her
daughter. >> reporter: authorities say 38-year-old juliet parker baked up an elaborate plot to steel a baby. parker i is accused of using facebook to target unsuspecting new moms offering free photography sessions so she could build a portfolio. >> she wanted a girl and five weeks an under and raise it herself. >> reporter: the baby he/she found was a perfect match. in the third photo session, parker and her 16-year-old daughter allegedly brought cupcakes laced with an unknown drug. the victim called 911 and kicked the mother and daughter out after she began to feel numb and drowsy. she told police she first became suspicious when she noticed parker wiping her fingerprints off items she touched in the house. parker went by several ali ases.
last year she ran for mayor of colorado springs. police are looking for other victims. another new bhom requested not to be identified has already come forward. >> it came this close to happening to us. i'm worried about who else is out there. i know there are quite a few women who commented on her post. >> reporter: she will appear before a judge on tuesday. jonathan vigliotti, cbs news. a shocking story. coming up on the morning news a hospital is sued for millions after removing the healthy part of a patient's brain instead of a tumor. the nba pays tribute to the late kobe bryant at the tower game. is this "cbs morning news". the
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charged with murder. the oregonian has a terrifying story about a man who is suing. the man went to the hospital to have a tumor removed. after surgery the tumor remain but he could barely communicate. he says he can no longer read or write. the hospital declined the oregonian'st. associated press says california's legislature is to pass a resolution to apologize for the japanese internments camps during world war ii. the assemblyman who introduced the measure said it was introduced after the trump's administration after recent detention of my grandchildren. still to come the
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an office building expromotion explosion didn't go as planned. the detonation left the core of the building still standing. it will be demolition with a crane and wrecking ball. on the "cbs money watch" the new james bond movie feels the brunt of the coronavirus and the hedgehog sets a box office record. >> reporter: the stock market is closed today in observance of president's day. stocks ended mixed on friday as investors continued to monitor developments with the coronavirus. the dow slipped 25 points, the nasdaq added 19 points. an upcoming publicity tour of the latest james bond movie in china has been scrapped. the times of london reports the event was cancelled because of fears over the coronavirus outbreak. daniel craig and the cast of "no time to die" were set to visit
beijing and other cities in china in april. movie theaters across china remain shuttered as officials grapple with the virus. a jury in missouri has awarded the state's largest peach farmer $265 million. bill sued bayer and basf. he claimed the company harmed his orchard with weed killer they produce. the three week trial was the first case in the country to rule on these time of herbicides. new york state will not appeal t-mobile's merger with sprint. the state attorney general said new york decided not to move forward with an appeal in the case. she said the state will work with all parties to ensure customers get the best prices and service. last week a federal judge ruled
in favor of the $26 billion merger. the deal still needs the green light from the california public utilitys commission. and sonic the hedgehog raced in to the box office record books. it had the biggest opening weekend ever for a video game movie with $57 million. "birds of prey" followed up earning $17.1 million and fantasy island a remake of the '70s tv show made $12.4 million its opening weekend. i have not seen a single one of these so i can't comment on how of them are. >> that makes two of us. but i'm glad to see sonic the hedgehogd amakeover. e re
later he apologized to fans on instagram. one georgia state of the union has a tough decision to make. allison flowers was accepted into 23 colleges. she also earned more than $400,000 in scholarships. despite the accomplishment flowers said she wasn't sure if she was good enough to get into college. >> i didn't know if i wanted to go to college or not. it just seemed that all of these colleges were great. >> she scored 1150 on her s.a.t.. she says she wants to become a pediatric nurse. coming up on "cbs this morning" as part of our continuing coverage of black history month a look at a new museum set to open this summer that will help preserve the legacy of african-american music. i'm tom hansen. this is the "cbs morning news".
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flights arrived at anur top air force base in northern california this morning. another is arriving in texas. the ship was on lock down after a coronavirus outbreak on board. mississippi is bracing for potentially catastrophic flooding today. the rain-swollen pearl river is expected to crest at 38 feet. mississippi governor declared a state of emergency. he's urging people who live around the capital jackson to follow mandatory evacuations. and more than 1100 former justice department lawyers and officials are calling for
attorney general william barr to step down. the action comes after barr intervened last week to lower the justice department's sentencing recommendation for president trump's long time friend, roger stone. the government is planning to set 1100 members to take part in arrests in sanctuary cities around the country. >> reporter: the trump administration plans to deploy border patrol agents from the southern border to so-called sanctuary cities across the city to arrest undocumented immigrants. in a statement the acting director of i.c.e. said in jurisdictions where we are not aliens from jails our officers are forced to make at large arrests. >> american citizens are entitled to safe neighborhoods and safe streets.
provided they were given the opportunity with sanctuary cities they are not given that opportunity. >> reporter: sanctuary cities such as chicago, new york and los angeles refuse to help the federal government enforce controversial immigration policies. >> we're on your side. rest assured here in los angeles we're not coordinating with i.c.e.. >> if anyone thinks they can come here to our city and terrorize our residents into the shadows, let me say this. they got another thing coming. >> reporter: new york mayor de blasio said sending s.w.a.t. teams into our densely-populated streets is a formula for disaster that won't make our city any safer. the deployment was announced as president trump tries to raise pressure on the sanctuary cities movement. >> coming up on "cbs this morning" in our "morning rounds" 0-artificial intelligence is now being used to better diagnose
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