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a deadly super bug more dangerous than mrsa contaminates medical equipment, infecting seven people at a california hospital, and now doctors are notifying nearly 200 patients who may have been exposed. dangerously cold temperatures settle in. millions of americans bundling up in anticipation of potentially record lows today. >> why not. leave earth. there's so much more to explore and see within our own solar system. mars mission, one of the 100 finalists to become a human settler on mars explains why she's ready to leave earth behind. ♪
and ice under arrest. the rapper formerly known as vanilla ice is released from custody after police charge him with burglary. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday february 19th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. this morning the weather forecast for folks in the eastern half of the country is all about the cold. dangerously life-threatening temperatures including subzero windchills that stretch that stretch from the north to the south along the atlantic coast. windchill advisories are posted from north dakota to florida and the east and the single-digit temperatures are expected to last for days. record lows are expected tonight in michigan where ice, blowing snow, and low visibility make travel a hazard. the cold means all the snow that's accumulated isn't going anywhere. last night two people were
buried when a big chunk of snow fell off the roof of an ice rink outside of boston. both the man and the woman buried under five feet of snow were rescued, but they suffered minor injuries. florida citrus growers are trying to protect their crops. some areas may see below freezing temperatures tonight. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station is following the cold and says another snowstorm is on its way this weekend. one of the coldest mornings of the season on tap. look at all the windchill warnings and advisories from north dakota to florida and up across the east coast. these are the feel-like temperatures out the door. many are 25 to 35 below zero. even at lunchtime places like nashville and charlotte, subzero windchills. some dangerous values out there. even some schools closing because of the cord. records in jeopardy include chicago, louisville, and baltimore. this morning, miami, florida, 42. boston at zero.
looking at subzero readings in the morning. spreading potential icy conditions in the mid south. that moves into the northeast. they'll be adding to that snow pack. freezing rain and snow pack has caused dozens of roof collapses. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. well, a drug-resistant super bug at a southern california hospital has infected at least seven patients including two who have died. this morning the hospital is notifying nearly 200 others who may have been exposed to the bacteria during examinations at the ucla medical center. erica nochlin of our los angeles station kcbs has our report. >> reporter: the super bug is attacking patients at ucla ronald reagan medical center is known as cre. the centers for disease reports the germs are resistant to
almost all antibiotics and they're more deadly than the popular known bug mrsa. specialists say contaminated equipment like this scope used for endoscopic procedures is the cause of this. there are a total of seven who may have been infected so far. the hospital reports it told health officials about the contamination last month but the l.a. public county health department said they only started sending out notification letters on tuesday. ucla said in a statement the two scopes that were involved have been removed and has now utilized a decontamination process that goes beyond the national and manufacturer's standards. state officials found the majority do not report screenings as a prevention tool even though this is considered a growing public health concern around the country. the super bug can be passed from person to person.
but experts say healthy persons are at very low risk for infection. it's much more a concern for people with underlying medical problems in places like hospitals and nursing homes. for cbs news i'm erica nochlin in westwood, california. well, overseas it's reported that peace talks between the united states and the afghan taliban could begin today in qatar. previous talks to end the war that has been raging since 2001 have failed and even now it's unclear if the taliban leadership is united enough to end the fighting. a summit aimed at countering violent extremism continues at the white house this morning. during yesterday's session president obama made his most direct comments to date linking recent terror acts to islam. the president had previously been cautious about describing terrorist organizations especially isis as islamic extremists. last night in arizona there was another reminder of that group's brutality. ♪ surrounded by your glory ♪
>> friends, family and strangers alike gathered at an arizona courthouse wednesday night to honor kayla mueller. the 26-year-old aid worker was killed this month while being held hostage by isis. her brother told the audience about the woman who was his first and best friend. >> my heart academics for you and what you went through. i have a hole in my soul that will never be replaced. >> reporter: mueller was captured in syria in august 2013. isis claims she was killed during a jordanian air strike. mueller is the fourth american to die while a captive of the terror group. james foley, steven sotloff, and peter kassig were all beheaded by isis. militants. >> we are not at war with islam. we're at war with people who have perverted islam. >> at the white house, president obama said muslims in
the united states and around the world must not let groups like isis represent their religion and he called for stronger cooperation between the muslim community and law enforcement. >> if we're going to solve these issues, then the people who are most targeted and potentially most effective, the americans have to have a seat at the table where they can hen shape and strengthen these partnerships. >> the purpose is to spreenlt more muslim youths from being radicalized. but former cia deputy director mike morell says they still lack credibility. >> it has to be leaders in the muslim country, it has to be clerics, and local clerics and what they say on fridays in mosques. that's where this messaging has to come from. the morning lawyers for the boston marathon bombing is asking for an appeal. the district court has
repeatedly rejected the request. the defense cites new evidence, jury questionnaires that show a large majority already think he's guilty. prosecutors say there are plenty of potential jurors who can be fair. well coming up on the "morning news" now, a massive blast. an explosion at a refinery shakes a community and gas supplies. and a rap sheet for singer vanilla ice. arrested in florida. details ahead on the "cbs morning news." atic arthritis, i had intense joint pain that got worse and worse. then my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. enbrel helps relieve pain and stop joint damage. i've been on the course and on the road. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection like the flu. tell your doctor if you're prone to infections, have cuts or sores, have had hepatitis b,
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>> the house he is accused of stealing from is next door to the property where he shoots his home improvement show. it's called the vanilla ice project. on the "cbs moneywatch" a gasry finely blift and samsung takes on looppay. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. an explosion at a california refinery will likely drive up prices in the state. it's not known what caused the explosion in torrance about 20 miles from l.a. it happened wednesday morning at a power facility. the powerful blast shook nearby buildings. four contractors suffered minor injuries. exxonmobil said no harmful emissions were detected. most asian markets were closed for the lunar new year. tokyo's nikkei added a quarter percent. the highest in years since gaining financial and shipping companies.
stocks on wall street were mixed yesterday as sliding oil prices sent energy stocks sharply lower. the dow fell 17 points. the s&p lost half a point. but the nasdaq finished 7 points higher. samsung has bought the mobile payment company looppay for an undisclosed amount. this will put them in direct competition with apple pay. looppay is accepted in over 10 million stores worldwide. things are looking up for workers nearing retirement. a careerbuilders survey finds a number of americans 60 or older who are putting off retirement has shrunk to 63%. that's a post-recession low. still 12% say they don't think they will ever be able to stop working working. and big news for dr. seuss fans. random house says it is publishing a recently discovered book they found this summer. the real author theodor seuss geisel died 20 years ago.
"what pet should i get" was found in the author's home. >> it's going to be an addition to my library. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. straight ahead the gop front-runner for the white house challenges president obama. >> and overtime thriller. duke and north carolina, the rivalry game lives up to the hype. also later we'll meet one of the people who may soon be the first to live on the planet mars. >> announcer: this portion of "cbs morning news" sponsored by vagisil. the experts in intimate health. "cbs morning news" sponsored by vagisil. the experts in intimate health. or from happening for all day confidence. when you feel fresh all day you feel confident. vagisil. your intimate health experts.
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. president obama's foreign policies are under fire from a potential white house candidate. former florida governor jeb bush took the president to task over his handling of the end of the iraq war. bush is also trying to separate himself from the administrations of both his brother and his father, and while he hasn't officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 election, a cbs news poll shows that he is the republican front-runner. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie.
that's right. he hasn't said if he's running, but this is called jeb bush's first foreign policy speech. in it he criticizes the obama administration and he begins his formidable task of trying to separate himself from presidential relatives 41 and 43 in hopes of becoming 45. >> i'm my own man. >> in a major foreign policy address wednesday in chicago, former florida governor jeb bush attempted to distance himself from his father and his brother saying mistakes were made in iraq during george w. bush's administration. >> not creating an environment of security after the successful taking out of hussein was a mistake because iraqis wanted security most -- you know, more than anything else. >> offering few specifics on what his own foreign policy would look like, bush had harsh words for president obama's strategy saying military spending is too low and global alliances too weak. >> under this administration we're inconsistent and
indecisive. we have lost the trust and confidence of our friends. >> despite his legacy, a new cbs news poll shows bush leading for the republican nomination followed by former senator marco rubio. >> he clearly has a famous name in politics, but it also means he's got a job to do in defining his own name. >> the cbs news poll also shows little enthusiasm for new jersey governor chris christie and overwhelming support among democrats for hillary clinton. 81% say they will likely consider her as their party's nominee. but overall the poll finds fewer americans paying attention to the presidential campaign compared to the same points in the 2008 campaign, a sign both sides will have to work hard to turn heads. now, while he kept that speech pretty vague, we're beginning to get a picture of where jeb bush stands on issues he said he supports the nsa program that
collects data from millions of americans. he did not say, anne-marie, whether he supports sending ground troops to fight isis. >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. in sports now, what many consider to be college basketball's latest rivalry duke and north carolina lived up to the hype. now, before tip-off they gathered for a moment in silence to honor the late carolina coach dean smith. duke duke's jones with 22 points including this layup that sent the game into overtime. with under 4 seconds left and trailing by two, nate britt missed free-throw. duke got the rebound and the win. they beat the tar heels, 92-90. when we return, moving to mars. would you do it? when we return, we'll meet one of the women who has been picked to go on the historic mission to live on the red planet. . he's always hanging out with his friends. you've got to be prepared to sit
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. 33 americans are among dozens of people from around the world who may get a one-way ticket to mars. the group has been selected in a competition to be the first earthlings to become martians. betty yu of our los angeles station kpix has more. we meet one of the finalists in a very unusual contest. >> reporter: it's a mission literally out of this world, winning a trip of the lifetime to mars. >> the moment you got the word, what was your first reaction? >> i cried. i was super excited. >> reporter: kenya armbrister of oakland is one of 100 finalists who could leave earth forever in 2024. they've been chosen from 200,000 applicants around the world to be a part of the mars one
profit. the nonprofit plans to send humans to mars using today's technology. >> why leave earth? >> why not leave earth? there's so much to explore and see. within our own solar system. >> reporter: the 36-year-old works in research and development at a pharmaceutical company in san francisco. she's been preparing to be a martian for months. >> we're basically creating a new society on another world from scratch. >> reporter: kenya still has to pass through challenges and training later this year to make the final 24. >> some say it's suicidal to take a trip like this. >> so is getting on the bay bridge, you know. there are some crazy drivers in the bay area. >> reporter: she said the risk will be worth it though it will be hard to say good-bye to
friends and family. >> to leave that all behind to go to another planet to open more doors for human beings, i mean that's a large sacrifice but i'm willing to do that because i truly believe in the project. >> reporter: that was kpix's betty yu reporting. mars one aims to land them on the planet by 2025. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." alka-seltzer plus cold and cough fights your worst cold symptoms plus your runny nose. oh, what a relief it is. say yes to great big savings at kohls this friday through sunday! refresh your mornings with nutribullet. find your new active and fitness wear too! tanks from fila. track jackets and leggings from tek gear. and lace up some new fila running shoes! for him find 20 to 50% off adidas apparel tees, shorts and sweats. and find great athletic shoes from reebok! keep everyone in step with a new jawbone up. plus, pick up some kohls cash too. get in for spring savings! kohls.
in texas the testimony resumes in the american sniper trial. eddie ray routh is charged with murdered former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle. kyle was the deadliest sniper in american military history. david martin takes a closer look at how real american snipers are made. >> reporter: you can't see it at first, but you're looking at a deadly weapon, two, in fact. marine snipers stalking their prey. this is the scout sniper school at quantico, virginia, where says brigadier says it's as
important as marksmanship. >> to be able to infiltrate from unimaginable distances that people wouldn't understand. >> unimaginable distances. what are you talking about? >> miles. miles we're talking about. we've had them in iraq. it's been a two-day movement for them to get to their firing position. >> reporter: his only complaint about the movie "american sniper" is that it left out the stalking. >> they magically appear in fire position. most of the work is done getting you in there and getting you out. >> reporter: another thing the movie didn't show you is it takes marines like sergeant ryan gary inger two or three days to assemble a single sniper rifle by hand. it is test-fired from a stand. at 300 yards it has to fire a grouping of shots no more than three inches apart.
>> a thousand yards translates in the navy -- kill zone. >> exactly. kill zone coverage very out on the range we watch snipers hit targets out to 760 yards. they've all been in combat and none of them will talk about it. >> can you tell me how many kills you have? >> no. >> why not? >> it's just not something that we share, sir. >> reporter: in this exercise sergeant gunnery gavin is trying to find the two snipers before they find him. >> once we do see that objective, we're going to determine where we're going to set in and take a shot. >> reporter: they call those ghillie suits, hand-made works of camouflage. once they leave the cover of the treeline, they switch to what they call skull dragon. then they set up to take their shot. this is what it looks like to sergeant gavin. no sign of anything. on the battlefield, it would do much more than kill an enemy fire.
>> when you have no idea where the shot came from and then you see somebody around you just drop, that will send a message to somebody pretty fast. >> reporter: and where exactly were those two snipers? a marine waving a white stick pointed them out to us, and we still couldn't see them. david martin, cbs news quantico, virginia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the super bug scare at ucla medical center. we'll speak with dr. david agus. plus, the obama administration's fight against violent extremism. that's the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
taking a live look out at the golden gate bridge this morning, it's just before 4:30 and there are already a few cars on the road. look at that! good morning, it's thursday, february 19. i'm michelle griego. >> it's mini friday. >> it is. >> yeah, we're close to the weekend. friday eve. the weekend is approaching! >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. a little weather, a little traffic and weather to kick it off and roberta another day of sunshine. >> i like it as pre-friday. we have some areas of very dense fog out the door this morning inland and this is the last and final day of the king tides peaking. high tide at 11:28. fog at sfo, temperatures 40s and 50s. later today we will have some sunshine, 60s to low 70s across the board. >> no major hot spots and that full forecast that happened in san leandro overnight is just picked up. so here's a live look in