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♪ it's wednesday, february 15th, 2017. this is the cbs morning news. as they deal with the shake up over michael flynn's ouster another bombshell hits the trump administration. a new report suggests trump campaign staffers and associates have been in contact with russia throughout the election. residents return after fleeing a potentially devastating dam break, but they are not quite in the clear yet. danger strikes harrison ford again, this time it's a close call with a passenger jet on a california runway. and best in show,
westminster crowns a new queen. >> the german shepherd that return aides allegedly had repeated contact with russian officials during the campaign. hannah daniels is here in new york. >> president trump meets face-to-face with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the white house today, it's their first meeting since his inauguration. the high profile foreign visit comes amid yet another damning report focusing on mr. trump and
russia. >> the bombshell report published in the "new york times" tuesday cites four current and former american officials with direct knowledge of the fbi's classified probe into russia's meddling in the 2016 election. the unnamed officials say federal agents are sifting through a trove of intercepted communications showing members of the president's campaign and other trump associates had repeated contacts with senior russian intelligence officials in the year before the election. among them, paul manafort who served as mr. trump's campaign chairman for several months. >> there's nothing that would conclude me anything different has changed with respect to that time period. >> white house press secretary sean spicer denied any pre election contact tuesday amid a barrage of questions over michael flynn's abrupt resignation as national security adviser. the former lieutenant general was ousted monday night over conversations with the russian ambassador back in december about u.s. sanctions. >> the white house counsel reviewed and determined there is
not an illegal issue but rather a trust issue. >> that decision came at least three weeks after the fbi and the justice department notified the white house. flynn may have lied about the sg all along. >> if there was any emergency at this moment in the history of this country this is the moment. >> the president is expected to name a new national security adviser by the end of the week. >> officials also tell "the new york times" they have yet to see any evidence the trump campaign excluded with russia to impact the outcome of the election. anne marie. >> hannah daniels, thank you so much. ahead on "cbs this morning," we will talk to cbs news political director john dickerson about the fallout from flynn's conversations with the russian ambassador. and this morning north korea said it rejects the u.n. security council letter denouncing i he was headed to his home in
mack could you, but who killed him remains a mystery. >> according to south korean media kim jong-nam was attacked by two female assassins with poison needless at a malaysian airports. there were reports that the estranged half-brother had a cloth sprayed with a chemical shoved on his face. malaysia police kim jong-nam was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival. there was no comment from media. since taking power north korea's leader kim jong-un has executed several of his inner circle
including his uncle. anyone who threatened his authority. the murder comes just days after north korea launched its most sophisticated ballistic missile yet. you can see the white burn in this video from state television which indicates the use of solid fuel. that's important because solid fuel rather than liquid can dramatically decrease the warning time needed before firing. adrianna diaz, cbs news. the office of government ethics is urging the white house to investigate kellyanne conway, counselor to president trump. the issue is comments she made about ivanka trump's fashion line during a february 9th interview urging viewers to go buy ivanka's is it you have. >> it's a wonderful line. i'm going to give a free commercial. go buy it, everybody, you can find it online. >> her comments came after the line was dropped by nordstrom. the office of government ethics
says that appears to be a clear violation of the prohibition against misuse of permission. the latest victim of chicago's gun violence is a two-year-old toddler. video of the attack is being streamed on facebook live by a woman who was also in that car. a warning now the video is disturbing. [ gunshots ] >> police say the attack was gang related and that white's uncle who was driving the car was th i just hope that our legislative partners are sick of it. >> saturday night two girls ages 11 and 12 were also shot.
one died and one remains on life support. recovery efforts are under way in the houston area after a string of at least six tornadoes plowed through. the storms hit beginning yesterday morning. at least six people were injured and dozens of homes damaged. >> i was texting my husband and my brother just like it's hitting us because i was so afraid nobody would find us. >> some 25,000 customers lost power. the nearly 200,000 northern california residents forced to evacuate because of trouble at the oroville dam are back home but more rain is expected tomorrow. even though repairs have been made to the dam and water levels in the lake have dropped residents have been told to stay on alert. chris martinez reports. >> reporter: residents near california's troubled oroville dam were relieved to be allowed home tuesday. >> nice to be back in the neighborhood. >> reporter: officials are confident they've sufficiently reduced the lake level behind the dam.
though the evacuation order is lifted it comes with a warning. >> they have to be vigilant. they have to pay attention what's going on and there is the prospect that we could issue another evacuation order if the circumstances change the risk increases. >> reporter: they hope the lake level falls 50 feet before more heavy rain moves into the area this week. last week the main spillway started showing signs of stress, concrete gave way opening a massive hole the size of a football field. the emergency backup was opened but that spillway is also badly eroded. 125 construction crews have been working around the clock to repair the damage. >> this is an aggressive, you know, proactive attack to address the erosion concerns. >> reporter: two helicopters are transporting concrete slabs and bags of gravel over to dump trucks. about 40 truckloads per hour are being driven down to the
spillway. chris martinez, cbs news, oroville, california. it's reported that harrison ford had a close call with a commercial airliner while landing in california. ford reportedly was told on monday to land his single engine plane on a runway at john wayne airport but the plane landed on a parallel taxi wei-yin stead passing right over an american airlines 737 waiting to take off. ford is an accomplished pilot and he collects vintage planes. he was seriously injured you might remember in 2015 when he lost power on takeoff and crashed on a golf course. the faa is investigating this latest incident. coming up on the morning news, frozen lake rescue caught on video. rescuers jump into action to save a girl. and from convict to couture, a famous felon walks on the catwalk. this is the cbs morning news. no matter who you are, a heart attack can happen without warning.
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♪ the newest american girl doll is a boy. the toy maker yesterday unveiled the first boy in its 31 year history. he is a groovy guy who plays the drums his name is logan everett. they say customers have long clamored for a boy. >> he looks a pit like a hipster don't you think? on the "cbs moneywatch" now president trump scrapped a transparency rule for big oil and starbucks is scooping ice cream. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning. banking stocks jumped yesterday after janet yellen told the senate committee that the fed could raise interest rates as early as next month. yellen says a gradual increase in rates was warranted by the strengthening job market and also a move toward higher
inflation. the dow rose 92 points. president trump signed legislation ending a rule requiring oil and gas companies to disclose payments to foreign governments for commercial development. the president says it's part of his effort to bring energy jobs back to the country. the finn-ish company that owens the rights for nokia could be going old school. hmd global is planning to release a modern android version of the nokia 3310 that is according to venture beat. it will likely cost $62 and be targeted at european consumers. the 3310 was originally launched in 2000 and allowed users to text to friends while on the move. and starbucks plans to start testing drinks that mix coffee and ice cream. so they will use a variety of hot and cold coffee and they will be tested at 100 stores in california.
they will cost about $5 to $6 and the drinks will include floats or hot coffee poured over ice cream and ultra thick malts and shakes. i'm hungry. >> oh, my gosh. another 5 billion calorie drink to tempt into he. >> you can't count. >> indeed. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thank you so much. still ahead, a high tech tool for children with autism. we will show you how virtual reality is making social interactions easier for children with special needs. ed to. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem. but whatever trail i take, i go for my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'll go for that too. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus had less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis had both. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding.
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rumor has it. he is this year's top dog at the 141st westminster kennel club show. she was judged the best of nearly 3,000 entrants. humaner is only the second german shepherd to take the prize. virtual reality is opening a new window to the world for children with autism. the security of the digital world helps them learn about social interaction. don champion explains how it works. >> how much did you see? >> reporter: maddux is using this virtual school yard to learn skills for the real world. the 12-year-old has high functioning autism. children like maddux are very intelligent but have trouble when it comes to social interaction. >> he loves to join, loves to get involved, wants to be a part of the game, part of what's going on, but he was unsure all the time exactly how to work in there. >> reporter: a recent study at the center for brain health in dallas shows using virtual reality technology helps
autistic children better understand emotions and intentions of others. >> we really can simulate these different relationships that the students are dealing with and it's real life, it evokes those same emotions. >> reporter: here maddux interacts with a classmate who wants to bully other kids. researchers give students instant feedback on how to respond in situations. >> it's very important that they understand and that they learn the skills on how to stand up for yourself, on how to recognize if somebody is being a good friend or a not so good friend. >> reporter: maddux's father says the technology creates a safe space to learn. >> during the training he was able to better figure out where people were, how to read people a little better and understand how to step into the situation. >> reporter: he hopes this virtual reality experience will help his son make good choices in life. don champion, cbs news, dallas.
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hair loss has seemed an unavoidable side effect of chemotherapy but two new studies give hope to breast cancer patients. barry petersen reports. >> reporter: for up to five hours during chemotherapy this cooling cap pumps a freezing coolant into a helmet surrounding tammy's scalp, the key mow she has been undergoing to fight her breast cancer for several weeks. >> how does it feel on your head? it's cold. >> yes, the first 10, 15 minutes when it's cooling down feels similar to a frost bitten hand or ice cream head, kind of feels like both of those maybe times
five. >> today's study focused on women with breast cancer and whether using cooling caps can prevent hair loss. one study found half the women who got scalp cooling kept 50% to their hair compared to no women keeping their hair in the group without the cap. the second study found two-thirds of the women who had scalp cooling retained their hair. chemotherapy works by targeting all rapidly dividing cells in the body like hair, the cooling cap works by lowering the temperature of the scalp by a few degrees during keep co and reduces the blood flow to hair fog calls which may prevent or minimize the hair loss. richardson had breast cancer once before and lost her hair, all the more reason to make this time different. >> i would go to the grocery store and people that i knew would kind of run away. they didn't know what to say. >> so if you have your hair the reality is people just don't know? >> yeah, they don't.
>> because digni caps have been cleared for use by the fda they will be paired for by insurance, the other caps can cost up to $500 a month during chemo. the researchers want more studies because they're worried that cancer cells could get to the scalp if the chemo is kept away. barry petersen, cbs news. our top story this morning, "the new york times" reports that associates of president trump allegedly had repeated contacts with russian officials during the campaign. the president knew his former national security adviser, michael flynn, misled vice president mike pence about his contact with russia for weeks but decided to keep pence in the dark. the fbi interviewed flynn about his conversations with the russian ambassador and today the president meets with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest developments involving the trump administration's relations with russia.
i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. and i was driving over the bay bridge this morning and the lights in the tunnel were out. >> the lights were out. >> yeah. >> it was eerie. >> the lights went out in the city. >> in the tunnel. [ laughter ] >> i called up to ted at kcbs radio the lights are out it's eerie and people are driving really fast and he goes, well, that's what headlights are for! >> well, okay. [ laughter ] >> i know, right? wasn't it eerie, snow. >> it was. >> especially going through the tunnel. >> yeah. >> it was. >> yeah. >> okay. >> well. >> i wonder if they are on now. does anyone know? >> we'll figure out why the lights are out. in my 21 years of driving over that bay bridge this is the only second i remember that happening. >> i have seen it happen before in bad weather but not bad weather this morning. >> we have bad weather coming in advancement of the heavy rain, we already have a flash flood watch in effect for the spillway in butte county near oroville and we have a flash flood watch in effect for the carquinez strait