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. chaos in kiev. dozens hurt as they protest in euro crane's capital city. asking questions. why more colleges and universities are rethinking the importance of the standardized tests like the s.a.t.s. and going for gold. one of the olympic signature events gets under way with american athletes facing fierce competition. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, february 19th, 2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, overnight the political crisis in ukraine exploded into a deadly confrontation between anti-government protesters and
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police. in the capital city kiev they say 25 people were kill and dozens injure. this morning walls of fire meant to slow down police continues to burn. susan mcginnis is in washington where the state department has irved a new travel alert, calling the situation unpredictable, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. yeah, washington is taking this latest escalation of violence in kiev very seriously. the state department is warning americans about travel to ukraine and warning americans who are there to keep a low profile, and now the white house is getting involved. it's another day of violence in kiev after overnight talks between protesters and the government failed to end the fighting. security forces raided the protesters' camp site yesterday using tear gas, stun grenades and cannons.
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the two sides clashed violently over the future of ukraine. >> this is a direct consequence of u.s./russian relations, both competing for a sphere of influence and also souring in terms of relations. >> reporter: the protests began in november when the president reject add plan to work with the european union in favor of a $15 billion bailout from russia. yesterday vice president biden called ukraine's president to urge a way to stop a violence. >> we continue to condemn excessive use of force by either side. the force will not resolve the crisis. >> reporter: but this morning president yanukovych said the protesters were wrong to take up arms. opposition leaders say they will continue to defend their base in independence square. now, the u.s. is also threatening ukraine, telling those on both sides who are
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fueling the violence, they are onto
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several seats. engineers said settling ice caused the beam to fall. vinita nair has more on the severe weather. >> reporter: commuters were back with a miserable strive. parts of new jersey got two more inches of snow. freezing raincoated streets and
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hills in pittsburgh. at one point traffic on the interstate was backed up 13 miles. this pushed snow in chicago and philadelphia this year to 42 inches above normal. all that snow piled up on rooftops is causing leaks in illinois, indiana, an new jersey. we met roofer mark clearing what he called ice dams. how much weight does snow like this put on a roof? >> you can have as much as 40 pounds per square foot. maybe more. a rescue team pulled man out from this collapsed carport in pennsylvania. by friday temperatures will reach well into the 40s from illinois no new england. it's a welcome change for homeowners trying to clear snow from ice clogged drains, but the thaw could cause flooding. melting snow could produce half a foot of water in the upper midwest and four inches of water in the northeast. heavy rain forecast for the day could only add to the problems here in new jersey.
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already many of the storm drains are clogged with ice and when the snow starts to melt, there could be some flooding. vinita nair, cbs news, new jersey. police have someone in custody. they have not located haley owens missing since tuesday evening. they have not released the suspect's name but they found him in a truck matched by one described by witnesses. >> we have no reason to believe it has anything to do with any other crime in the area. we think from what we're understanding, this is a random act. >> reporter: witnesses tell police the suspect drove up and down the street several times before approaching haley. he then pulled her into his truck and drove off. police issued amber alerts in missouri, kansas, and oklahoma. two members of the punk rock group p sussy riot were release.
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police say they were questioned about a hotel theft. no charges were filed. the group gained international attention protesting against the russian government's record on human rights. and coming up on the "morning news," outrage in utah. a window display has a mom fighting back. also, gracie goes for gold. a preview tonight of women's fig skating and a violent bench-clearing brawl. you're talo your rheumatologist about trying or adding a biologic. this is humira, adalimumab. this is humira working to help relieve my pain. this is humira helping me through the twists and turns. this is humira helping to protect my joints from further damage. doctors have been prescribing humira for over ten years. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to ra symptoms. for many adults, humira is proven to help relieve pain
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disappointing quarterly results. the nasdaq finished 28 points higher. the senate will debate an increase to the federal minimum wage next month. the new report by the federal budget aufts finds that raising the rate to $10.10 an hour will increase earnings for more than 16.5 million worker bus cut half a million jobs. the plan is supported by president obama and congressional democrats. the developer of candy crush saga has filed for a public
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offering. the game was introduced in 2012. yesterday it held the second highest grossing spot on apple's app store. king digital which owns the game hopes to make $500 million on the ipo. a utah woman was so upset by what she described at pornographic t-shirts displayed at the mall that she bought them all. they featured models in scanty clad clothing. jodie cox said they crossed the boynedy. >> it stopped me in my tracks. i was really shocked to see them. >> she was complained but was told the shirts would not be taken down, so she bought all 19 shirts in stock for $567. cox says she'll return them later. the pac sun store is located in ultra conservative utah county.
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most residents are mormons. and, anne-marie, the power ball is worth $400 million. the single winner would end up with $230 million. after taxes that would leave you with about $100 million to invest or spend. anne-marie. >> not too shabby. well, a baseball game took an ugly turn in cuba. freddy alvarez hit two batters, the second one in the head. that cleared two benches. alvarez managed to avoid the full brunt of the bat, but he was knocked to the ground. another player suffered cuts to his lips and nose. well, still to come, a look at some more spirited competitions. we will go to sochi for a preview of today's big olympic events.
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and time now for a check of the national forecast. a series of storms begins to impact the northwest and rockies today. gusty winds and moderate rainfall is expected. there will be light snow and windy conditions beginning tonight in the plains. most of the south will be dry except some scattered showers from virginia to the carolinas, and there will be rain and snow showers from pennsylvania to new england. it is shaping up to be a big day on the big ice for american olympic athletes. the men's olympic team is back -- the men's olympic hockey team is back in action today and one of the most popular events of the games kicks off tonight. alphonso van marsh has more. good morning, alphonso. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the men's u.s. hockey will face off the czech republic. if the americans loose this game, that will knock them out of medal contention. meanwhile the women's short gets
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under way today. the gold belongs to 18-year-old gracie gold and also ashley wagner. they're facing some fierce competition. reigning olympic champion yuna kim arrived yesterday. and she hopes to give them t crowd a happy, happy time with a gold medal performance. most of the competitions slogged through wet snow, he skied through the wet snow. the event is essentially a head-to-he r coat slid across the finish
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line but came up one-tenth of a second gold. here's a look at your medal counts. the united states and netherlands are tied at the top with 20 medals each. norway, russia, and canada, wel, they all round out the top five. anne-marie? >> alphonso van marsh in sochi. thanks a lot, alphonso snowboarder sage cause toscosted david letterman how he won. >> i tried a trick i never tried
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before and that put the nail in the coffin. >> is that the best way to win is do a trick you've never done it before? >> i don't always recommend it but it worked out for me. >> it was the first ever gold girn for slope snow stile at the olympics. when we return, sweating the s.a. tmts. new studies could determine the fate of standardized tests to get into college. now advanced teeth whitening is simple with the new colgate® optic white™ toothbrush plus whitening pen. just brush. use the built in whitening pen, then go. no waiting, no rinsing. its stay on formula penetrates to deeply whiten for whiter teeth in two days. looking great with a dazzling, white smile is now quick and easy every day with the new colgate® optic white™ toothbrush plus whitening pen. brush. whiten. go.™ [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart.
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here's look at today ice forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., expect showers today, cloudy in atlanta. sunshine in st. louis and denver though. and cloudy in seattle with a high of 46. for decades college entrance examines have been a never-racking right of passage for student bus now new studies
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wonder if they're worth the trouble. some schools have already decided they're not. >> reporter: perspective students toured a liberal art ts college near los angeles. pittser college stopped asking for it. >> we found there was no correlation between academic success on our campus and the findings of the s.a.t.s. >> reporter: that finding was found at more than 33 colleges. it found there was virtually no difference in college preparation or graduation rates for students who submitted standardized tests and those who did not. william hiss is the study's team author. >> the efforts are a speed test. they're not an intelligence tests and there are many, many students who may be very brilliant, very talents, but are not successfully measured by
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speed processing. >> reporter: 3.5 million s.a.t.s and a.c.t.s were taken last year. just preparing students for a test is a $2.4 billion industry. rob fran neck from the princeton review, one of the largest high school tech companies says colleges need a way to tell the difference between the good and the bad. they were providing that. >> back here, 70% of the students did not submit test scores. >> reporter: since dropping the test, pitzer has seen an increase in applications, increase in adversity. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a rare interview with coach mike krzyzewski of the blue duke devils.
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a mystery in minnesota. the moose are dying at an alarming rate. 30 years ago there were more than 4,000 in the northwest part of the state, now fewer than a hundred. don dahler went on a hunt to find out why. >> it looks like she's been there for a few days. >> reporter: the moose of minnesota are dying and no one knows why. the state lost 50% of its moose population since 2010. >> we're probably going to be basing either out of this spot -- >> reporter: michelle car sennson lead as $1.2 million study. >> we used to have two significant moose populations in our state, one in the northwest and one in the northeast. the northwest population is pretty much gone.
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>> reporter: in the superior national forrest where snow reached 4 feet, researchers and helicopters searched for the 1,000-pound animals. the forest is too thick in the summer to spot them. we were along when they spotted a cow and her calf. a shot from a tranquilizer gun brought the female to her knees. >> it's very cold here. the windchills have fall on the as much as 40 degrees below zero. not exactly ideal laboratory conditions for these researchers. they set the goal at 20 minutes between darting the animal, harvesting a sample, and getting moose back on her feet again. the team worked quickly to take blood and hair samples and install a radio transmitter. a tiny transmitter was placed in the moose's throat to record a body temperature. even though it's only the second of seven years of research, climate change is a definite suspect. average winter temperatures in
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northern minnesota have increased more than 4 degrees over the past 40 years. scientists think warmer winters and longer summers may be weakened the heat-sensitive moose and giving wolves more time to hunt them. parasites also have more time to infect them. >> so we're kind of in a race against time to try to understand what might be driving this, and even if we can figure this out, having the tools on hand to do anything about it is the next challenge. >> reporter: the researchers admit they may not come up with answers before all the moose are gone from minnesota, but what they ultimately learn may save the moose populations in the rest of north america. don dahler, cbs news, superior national forrest. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the white house responds to the deadly clashes between police and anti-government protesters in ukraine. plus, where's the beef. why the price of meat is
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soaring. and director david o. russell will be in studio 57 to talk about his movie, "american hustle." 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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your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, february 19. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30. we have a little drizzle, a little rain, a little something-something going on.
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>> if you want to see it, hurry up and run outside because it's going away! [ laughter ] >> going away in a hurry. we're watching the storm system fall apart as it leaves leaving behind sprinkles and drizzle. we'll talk about that coming up. >> the roads are still damp. here's a live look at 880 in oakland where you will find some overnight roadwork approaching fifth. we'll talk about that coming up. day 2 now for people. >> yes. >> some pele had monday off. >> not everybody. [ laughter ] it must have been the scariest flight ever for more than 300 passengers. we have new video from hong kong where several passengers were rushed to the hospital after they arrived from san francisco. the cathay pacific plane hit turbulence for two minutes. that happened 8 hours after they left sfo about noon on monday. the plane hit the violent turbulence over japan. joe vazquez talkedon


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