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♪ it's tuesday, february 21st, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight -- 94 americans were killed when a small plane crashed into an australian shopping center, reportedly on the trip of a lifetime. also breaking, relentless rain triggers a levee breach in northern california. crews race to repair the break, but there's more rain on the way. >> one of my friends tripped, once he fell, we all fell into the water. >> and several kids fall into a central park lake. ahead, hear from the hero who
ahead, hear from the hero who helped pull the boys to safety. captioning funded by cbs good morning, from the cbs newsroom at the cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with, i'm anne-marie green. breaking overnight, australian news reported that four americans died in a fiery plane crash, according to one of the sons, the men were heading out on a golf trip. the twin prop had taken off on melbourne's second largest airport on a flight in king island and it crashed into a shopping center. the plane had just gotten airborne when the pilot issued a distress call and was trying to return to the airport. >> the flight was taking off from the runway recording a mayday. we understand there was possibly a catastrophic engine fire but we're unsure. >> the pilot was experienced and well-known. the names of the american
victims have not been released. and overnight, emergency crews in northern california were able to close a levee breach that forced the evacuation of up to 30 homes. flash flood warnings were issued in san joaquin county east of san francisco. the breach on the san joaquin river threatened mostly farms and ranches. crews worked in the darkness to repair the levee. other rivers overflowed their banks. mud and rock slides and fallen trees blocked roads making evacuation efforts difficult. >> police were coming by saying we've got to evacuate. we're trying to get as much valuables out as we can. >> more than 500 people are under evacuation orders. they'll have to put up with more rain. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbzz has a look at what's on the way. >> the onslaught the rain continues to come through the
west coast. still scattered showers. a little breather before the next storm arrives. the timing for that will be this weekend, especially on sunday. but flood warnings and watches will continue. a lot of runoff and rivers running very high. and a continued risk of the mudslides in california. the other story we're watching, unbelievable spring warmth keeps coming from the east. especially from the rockies. today's temps 70s in st. louis. another day of record highs in chicago. that will be five straight in chicago. 70s up and down the plains. then we head into wednesday, 80s across much of texas. the record highs will extend all the way to the east coast for the midweek. then we go to winter again. snow again towards the end of the week, in places across the midwest, a blanket of snow is expected thursday into friday, wrapping up on saturday morning. big swings in the weather. i'm meteorologist eric fisher
for cbs news. six kids were rescued after they fell through the ice on a frozen pond in new york's central park. the victims included teenagers and some as young as 10. police said they were on the ice when it gave away. near a sign that said dangerous thin ice. keep off. >> i checked. we were all sinking down and we were holding ton each other. >> police and fire and rescue units responded and two good samaritans also helped pull the kids out. >> i just had to grab them as hard as i could pull. it sure does. >> the teens are expected to be okay. i'm sure they learned a valuable lesson as well. president trump picked an active duty general to serve as his new national security adviser. thousands turned out yesterday to protest the president's policies. and the white house will soon release new guidelines to toughen immigration laws.
craig boswell reports. >> reporter: president trump announced h.r. mcmaster as his national security adviser monday at his mar-a-lago estate. >> man is highly experienced. >> reporter: but the 54-year-old career army officer served in afghanistan and the first gulf war. he's considered one of the most successful battlefield commanders in iraq. >> i'd just like to say what a privilege it is to be able to continue serving our nation. >> reporter: but in cities across the country on this presidents' day there were protests against president trump. >> we have to fight for equality. for everything under the sun that belongs to us. >> reporter: demonstrators tangled with trump supporters in new york city. and police arrested several protesters in portland, oregon, for blocking the street. the president returned to the white house where he's expected to focus on immigration again. cbs news has learned department of homeland security john kelly
will enforce guide linings which includes immediately returning immigrants captured at the mexican border. expedited deporteration for undocumented immigrants in the country less than two years. and hiring 10,000 new enforcement agents and 5,000 border patrol officers. mr. trump is expected to sign a new executive order on immigration to replace the one. ahead on "cbs this morning" we will talk to cbs news national security analyst fran townsend about the president's new national security adviser. >> there's been a knew wave of threats around jewish cemeteries. graves at a cemetery were vandalized monday. and yesterday, there were 11 separate bomb scares called into jewish community centers. it's the latest wave of
anti-symmetric threats. mr. trump would be criticized has been criticized to condemn the anti-semitic threats. >> we head he's going to ask a simple easy question. and it's not. it's not a fair question. okay. sit down. here's the story, folks. number one, i am the least anti-semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. number two, racism, the least racist person. in fact, we did very well relative to other people running as a republican. quiet, quiet, quiet. see, he lied about getting up to ask a straight simple question. welcome to the world of the media. ivanka trump called for religious tolerance.
kim jong-nam was taxied last week at a kuala lumpur airport. officials say the autopsy found no puncture wounds or signs of heart attack in the estranged son of the north korean family and no one has claimed his body. the tsa is investigating a security breach at new york's kennedy airport. 11 people passed through an unsecured check point. three set off metal detectors. three of the passengers got on a flight to california, and they were searched when they landed. the eight others have yet to be identified. it took the tsa two hours to tell police. >> that's scary. >> it's unclear how long the security checkpoint was unmanned. it's believed the eight unidentified passengers boarded various flights. former attorney general eric
holder will head the investigation into claims of sexual harassment of at uber. the holder-led investigation will look at charges raised by susan fowler. fowler, a former uber employee said she was propositioned by her manager on the uber chat service in reports to human resources. in a letter to uber staff, the ceo called this an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace. recovery efforts continue in the san antonio effort where a spring of at least three tornados damaged homes. the tornados hit late sunday and monday. about 150 homes were damaged, including three that collapsed. only five minor injuries were reported, though. many residents are counting their blessings. >> this is our master bath, master bedroom. we weren't in it, thankfully, as you can see, we would have been
crushed by these beams. >> at one point, more than 47,000 customers lost power. well, coming up on the "morning news" now -- counting stars. a mistake in the american flag raises eyebrows at the eu. and entertain david cassidy makes a heartbreaking revelation. this is the "cbs morning news." . especially for people with heart failure. but today there's entresto... a breakthrough medicine that can help make more tomorrows possible. tomorrow, i want to see teddy bait his first hook. in the largest heart failure study ever, entresto was proven to help more people stay alive and out of the hospital than a leading heart failure medicine. women who are pregnant must not take entresto. it can cause harm or death to an unborn baby. don't take entresto with an ace inhibitor or aliskiren. if you've had angioedema while taking an ace or arb medicine, don't take entresto. the most serious side effects are angioedema, low blood pressure,
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russian ambassador to the u.n. vitaly churkin died at a hospital after falling ill in his office. he was 64. the cause was not known but police say there were no signs of foul play. russian president vladimir putin issued condolences. and the np rchlts will hear ca allow foreigners to sue for damages in the u.s. the border agent's lawyer says the ruling in favor of the boy's family that foreigners could also sue over drone attacks. >> the associated press notes that suicide attempts by teenagers dropped when same-sex marriage became legal nationwide. a survey found that the change had the biggest impact on gay, lesbian and bisexual teens. researchers caution that the results don't prove there's a connection. and david cassidy revealed to "people" magazine that he's
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our top story this morning, four americans and their pilot were killed when their charter flight crashed into an australian shopping mall. melbourne's herald sun reports the four were on a golf excursion when their plane crashed shortly after takeoff today. the shopping mall is right next to the airport. the pilot of the twin engine turboprop issued a distress call and tried to return to the airport. the mall had not opened for the day. and there were no injuries on the ground. well, families threatened with deportation as the trump administration gets ready to step up enforcement of the nation's immigration laws. mireya villarreal shows us how some los angeles people are preparing. >> reporter: at 6:45 in the
morning, father john moretta is already at work. the church serves an a shelter to immigrants for more than 90 years. now, the church has an urgent mission, advising families on how to prepare for sudden deportation? >> are they going to come to my house and ask me for my papers even though i'm legally here? >> we're going to build a wall. >> reporter: the trump administration's deportation policy recent images of homes being raided and a mother separated from her family fuelling anger and confusion. >> there are people very, very concerned because he's going to make these orders right away. he's going to clean up everything and build a wall. why should a president create such tension for innocent people. >> reporter: just outside of los angeles at pomona college which has a history of immigrants,
daniela has been shielded by the obama add immigration policy or daka which the trump white house has discussed changing. >> i never felt so much fear in my life as now. >> reporter: daniela and her mother crossed the mexican border illegally when she was just 1-year-old. her biggest fear is that her mother will be deported leaving her alone to care for her two youngest sisters. >> we feel like it's inevitable. we're saying when it happens. when i.c.e. comes, when the raids happen. and i have to go back to mexico. this is what you're going to have to do. >> reporter: you already started to say your good-byes and it hasn't even happened yesterday. >> yeah. >> reporter: father john and his congregation are favoring the same hardships relying on faith and prayer to pull them through the frustration. >> we still do not have in congress a comprehensive immigration vote. and the solution leading to a lot of these problems.
>> reporter: mireya villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up on "cbs this morning" -- the high cost of president trump's travel. we'll show you how the budget for his first year might exceed president obama's two terms. and the series, a more perfect union continues. jen jacobson goes to ohio where painted rocks are spreading cheer. >> do you ever get the pushback, are you kidding, you're painting rocks? >> absolutely. that's what everybody thinks. >> naysayers, unbelievers, just an incredible thing. we see it happening all the time. >> that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. have a great day.
well, breaking overnight, police say a carjacking and reported kidnapping of a four year old boy in philadelphia was all a lie. what we're learning after officer spent hours chasing down a child who never existed. and police are looking for the man seen here burglarize ago local deli after it was closed for the day. we'll tell you the unusual way he was able to get inside and other crime that may be connected. >> and a plane crashes into a mall in australia killing four americans and one australian. we'll tell you what the pilot said moment before the plane went down. today is tuesday, february 21, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. so let's get you out the door this tuesday morning, checking the forecast with katie and the roads with meisha. >> good morning, how was your president's day? >> we were all here. >> i still