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captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, april 18th, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." barbara bush, the matriarch of an american political dyna y dynasty, is dead at 92. we take a look back at the former first lady's life and legacy. a top secret meeting with the north korean director goes public. and midair crisis on a southwest airlines crisis leaves a mother of two dead and several others hurt. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news
headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, a private funeral will be held saturday for former first lady barbara bush. she died tuesday at the age of 92. mrs. bush is being remembered this morning for her straight talk and devotion to family and public service. she was married for over 73 years to former president george h.w. bush, who was at her side when she died. courtney zubowski is in houston. courtney, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. outside the family home, people have been stopping by, dropping off flowers, and sharing memories of the former first lady. barbara bush has done so much for people here in houston, across the country, and around the world. as first lady barbara bush took up the cause of child and adult literacy. >> if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would be that much closer to solving so many of the problems that plague our nation.
>> reporter: but it was her role as mother of six and wife of former president george h.w. bush that was most important to her. >> i'm the mother of wonderful children and the wife of the world's greatest man. >> reporter: a family spokesman took to twitter tuesday writing, the 41st president, to whom she was married to for 73 years, held her hand all day and was at her side when she died. her son, the 43rd president wrote, our souls are settled because we know hers was. the bushes have called houston home for decades. neighbors have been leaving flowers and notes here at their residence as a tribute to the former first lady. >> she's just a normal lady, except that she comes with secret service. >> reporter: when they weren't attending sporting events together, they would visit this local pizza shop that named a pizza pie in her honor. >> she stood up for her family and america and i would say a real true first lady. >> reporter: earlier this week
the bush family announced the family matriarch was in failing health and decided to receive comfort care at home. she'd be ladies on the grounds of the george w. bush library next to her daughter robin who died of leukemia at the age of 3 years old. a private viewing for close friends and families will occur on today and tomorrow. that's at the george lewis funeral home also here in houston. anne-marie? >> courtney zubowski here in houston. thank you so much, courtney. >> reporter: president trump ordered flags to be loyered to half-mast in her memory. and former president obama and mrs. obama wrote, we'll always be grateful for the generosity
mrs. bush showed us for the time we were in the white house but even more grateful for the way she lived her life. and bill clinton wrote bausch are bush was fierce and feisty in her support for family and friends and others. j.j. watt wrote, thank you, b h barbara bush. i'm forever thankful for your friendship. also this morning washington is abuzz following news of a secret meeting between director mike pompeo and kim jong-un. his secret visit comes amid preparations for a summit between president trump and kim expected within the next few months. pompeo travelled to north korea over easter weekend. that's according to the "washington post." they were holding direct talks at extremely high levels and this morning south kia is
considering changing the armistice that ended the korean war that ended in a peace agreement. southwest airlines says it's beginning enhanced inspections on its engines similar to the one that blew apart yesterday. a passenger was killed when parts of the engine blew through a window. southwest says the boeing 737 was inspected sunday and there were no problems. the pilots made an emergency landing in philadelphia. michelle miller has more. >> airport 10, there is a hole in the side of the southwest aircraft. >> reporter: southwest flight 1380 was 40 minutes into the trip from newark's laguardia aurpt to dallas when passengers heard a loud boom. the left side engine failed, send i sending debris from the fuselage in through the window. jennifer albuquerque was killed. >> our hearts go out to the family of the loved ones.
>> reporter: after the explosion the plane lost air pressure, dallas resident matt started to say good-bye to his family. >> so i spent a lot of my time trying to articulate what i wanted my final words to be. >> reporter: seven people were treated for injuries here at the airport. one runway was shut down for nearly three hours after a ground hold. the airplane's engine is used on nearly 7,000 planes around the world. the ntsb is on the scene. >> our preliminary examination of this was that there's evidence of metal fatigue where the blade separated. >> reporter: southwest has a good safety record with only 17 major accidents and incidents since it began flying in 1967. michelle miller, cbs news, philadelphia.
starbucks plans to close more than 8,000 of its stores next month to conduct racial bias training. there were more protests at the starbucks in philadelphia where two black men were arrested last week. the store manager called police when they tried to use the restroom without making a purchase. >> 911, how can i help you? >> i have two gentlemen at my cafe who are refusing to make a purchase or leave. >> it was called reprehensive. ahead on "cbs this morning" gayle king talks with starbucks founder and executive chairman howard schultz about the incident and how the fcompany i handling it. at bill cosby's trial, the jury could hear testimony from him.
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it comes after the attorney general said greitens may have used a donor list in his 2014 campaign. greitens is already embroiled in a sex scandal with allegations of violence and sexual misconduct. he said he won't resign. the "washington post" reports a divided supreme court reports part of a law used to deport immigrants convicted of crimes was too vague to enforce. the 5-4 decision could limit the government's ability to deport people with criminal records. president trump has said it's a priority. mr. trump's supreme court appointee neil gorsuch sided with the courts for liberal justices in the decision. the "hartford courant" says the families of two children killed in the sandy hook elementary school master filed a lawsuit against right wing radio host alex jones. jones previously said the incident never happened. they're accusing jones of defamation for calling them crisis actors who faked their
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tech and consumer focused companies paced the gains. the s&p 500 rose 28 points and the nasdaq jump 124 points. the maker of bump stocks is closing shop. they're shutting its website and will no longer be taking orders after may 20th. bump stocks killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. after the attacks, slide fighter came under scrutiny. dick's sporting goods is destroying all the stock gun s earlier this year. they banned the sale of assault weapons to anyone under 21. dick's says it's destroying the weapons rather than trying to return them to manufacturers. and san francisco is cracking down on the scooter business. three companies began renting dockless scooters last month.
they've been ordered to stop operating up till they can assure people of state laws. permits and helmets will be required. there's been numerous complaints of riders whizzing by on sidewalks, not riding helmets, and scooters left on sidewalks. anne-marie. >> diane king hall at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much, diane. >> all right. thank you. still ahead, eating away at pollution. scientists discover a mutant enzyme that could be the solution to our plastic problem. could be the solution to our plastic problem. i just got my cashback match,
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our top stories this morning, cia director mike pompeo held a secret meeting with north korean leader kim jong-un. pompeo traveled to north korea easter weekend. that's according to the "washington post." yesterday president trump said they're holding direct talks at extremely high levels. mr. kim and president trump are expected to meet in the next few months. and one passenger was killed when an engine exploded on a southwest flight to dallas. the woman was sitting next to a window. parts of the engine tore through the cabin. the national transportation safety board said a preliminary examination showed evidence of metal fatigue. southwest is stepping up
the inspections of all similar engines on its jets. >> as we said yesterday, former first lady barbara bush died at the age of 92. a funeral is planned saturday in houston. kenneth craig has more on her legacy. >> reporter: former first lady barbara pierce bush's political roots ran deep. she was a distant cousin to the nation eat 14th president franklin pierce, but america knew her at the political matriarch of the first dynasty. she liked to think of herself as everybody's grandmother. >> and speaking of glamour. i want you all to look at me very carefully. please notice the hair, the makeup, designer clothes. >> but her legacy is literacy. as first lady she launched a campaign to help people learn to read. >> if more people could read, write, and comprehend, we would
be that much closer to solving so many of the problems that plague our nation. >> reporter: mrs. bush was 16 when she met george herbert walker bush during a christmas break. she left college to marry mr. bush after he returned home a hero from world war ii. she had six children and lost a daughter to leukemia at the age of 3. she avoided any public involvement in her husband's role as commander in chief, but when president bush fell ill at a state din never tokyo, white house staffers called on mrs. bush to calm fears. >> i'm beginning to think it's the ambassador's fault. he and george played the emperor and the crown prince in tennis today and they were badly beaten. and we bushes aren't used to that. >> barbara bush will be remembered as a gracious first lady who headed one of the
nation's most prominent political families. kenneth craig, cbs news. well, coming up on "cbs this morning," more on former first lady barbara bush. we'll speak with "usa today's" washington bureau chief susan page who sat down with mrs. bush multiple times over the past month for an upcoming book on her. and michelle miller with families as spouses speak out about unemployment. that's the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
>> right? they're always so beautiful. good morning, i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm anne makovec in for kenny choi. any way you turn the camera, it's gorgeous. >> bay area just doesn't take a bad picture. >> that's true. >> no matter what the weather is. >> yeah. >> there are a few clouds in the sky. >> raindrops. makes me excited because, you know, gives us something fun to talk about. for today, we have some clouds out there this morning. so that's really what you will wake up to once the daylight comes up. you will start to notice just maybe a little gray skies out there. so cloudy to kick off the day. also temperatures cooler than yesterday. so this puts us about 8 degrees below average. a few raindrops expected to arrive this evening but a very weak storm is on its way towards us and then we have warm weather in store through the weekend. i'll talk more about that warming trend in just a bit. slowdowns on 880. the nimitz freeway northbound direction between 29th and 23rd all lanes shut down