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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, december 15th, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." a high stakes showdown in las vegas is just hours away. how will donald trump take on ted cruz? and taking the fight to isis. charlie d'agata is inside syria where rebel force are calling for more american firepower. the force awakens hollywood. a galaxy of stars turns out for the premier of the year. and george lucas opens up to charlie. we begin with today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> they don't score the debates. >> they're all coming after me. so far everyone that's attacked me has gone right down the tubes. >> republicans square off in las vegas.
>> ted cruz is coming on strong. and has overtaken trump in iowa. >> trump had his campaign event in las vegas interrupted multiple times last night. >> a maryland man is under arrest, accused of receiving money from isis to carry out an attack on u.s. soil. >> president obama vowing to hit isis harder. >> isis leaders cannot hide. our message to them is simple: you are next. >> bowe bergdahl will face court-martial for desertion. >> the maximum punishment is life in paris on. >> "star wars: the force awakens" could gross more than $2 billion. the united states is spending more than twice as much to save "star wars" as to save the actual world. >> bill cosby has a countersuit against seven of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct
>> two women working at a hotel desk jumped out of the way after a disgruntled guest plows through the lobby. >> the giants get this win. >> dude, where is your shirt? >> an interview with a shirtless jogger has gone viral. >> i love running in the rain. and i'm also single. >> all of that matters. >> springtime temps in the east. >> today's forecast still very warm. >> what's the temperature? >> on "cbs this morning." >> bottom line, by 2050, we'll be off oil entirely. i know chanukah celebrates the oil lasting eight days. come 2050, the menorah is going to look a lot different. laugh. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
nine presidential candidates are set for tonight's final prime time republican debate of 2015. donald trump warmed up with late protestors. one man from the black lives matter movement scuffled with security and supporters threatened him. >> let him get up! >> trump faces a different environment tonight. his fastest-rising opponent ted cruz could face the toughest questioning. major garrett is outside the hotel in las vegas, the scene of tonight's debate. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump has been leading a charmed political life, floating atop the polls and untouched by the mandarins of conservative talk radio. but no more. polls indicate he faces serious commission in iowa. and the elite now wonder if trump understands what it means
to be a conservative. >> i think tomorrow night is going to be big. >> reporter: donald trump rallied in las vegas monday amid early signs of political fatigue. >> who is going to attack trump first? you know, he's taken down seven so far. >> reporter: trump is the one down in iowa now, trailing texas senator ted cruz in two recent polls. at trump's rally here, marched by protests, minor league mayhem, and trumpian self-satisfaction. >> i'm doing a good job for the republican party. people are able to get their votes out. and people may like this one or that one or that -- that's okay with me. >> reporter: meanwhile conservative talk radio hopes question trump's decision to call cruz a, quote, maniac for helping shut down the government in 2013. here's rush limbaugh. >> that's a huge mistake. genuine conservatives even in the republican field would not
>> reporter: they say trump misunderstands cruz's aggression against the republican elite. >> amazingly, there's so much energy behind the trump campaign. how does he miss it? >> reporter: cruz said he would avoid a debate confrontation with trump. >> if others engage in personal attacks, if they go down into the gutter, i have not responded in kind, and i don't intend to. >> reporter: trump's personal physician monday released a cursory report on trump's health, indicating normal blood pressure but not much else. it did come with a statement that sounded more like satire than science. "if elected, mr. trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency." >> thank you so much, major.
columnist peggy noonan joins us. what do you make about donald trump getting positive numbers because of what he's said about a muslim ban? >> we've got -- we've never had this moment before in all the ways we've discussed previously. but right now, we've got a guy who may be, according to a poll, at 40% of the gop base, but another guy beating the guy in iowa. all unusual. i think some of it may come to a head tonight in the debate. >> what do you expect to see? >> it's possible we've already seen what we're going to see. you've got donald trump looking at ted cruz and saying things like, he has a bad temperament, maybe he's a maniac, which is kind of blunt instrument stuff. you have ted cruz dancing, sending out this flashdance
video, "she's a maniac," making everybody chuckle. trump may decide, i've got to go dances around. if trump goes after cruz on serious issues, i think cruz will be serious and push back. quickly? what's happening? >> i think probably a confluence of forces. some people are thinking twice about mr. trump. evangelical support. among iowa evangelicals he has a certain fervor of support. they're really for him. he's said to have a great ground game, he has this whole thing organized. he loves politics and is pretty good at it. >> what about chris christie, he's jumped in the national polls and surged in new hampshire. >> chris christie is a big man but he gets a little terrier-like sometimes, and he sort of gets in there and nips around during a debate. i think we might see that tonight.
new hampshire is an interesting story. i think trump, if he loses iowa, could make an impression in new hampshire, if this happens, by kind of getting a lot of independents and democrats voting in the primary, meaning the republican base is kind of bigger than people think. that's a possible. it's going to be interesting. >> if ted cruz is locking up the movement conservatives, that's a big deal. >> i'm not sure he's locking them up. but certainly they all came to his defense when donald trump tried to rough him up. >> this could be a big night for chris christie, could it not, to follow up on norah's point, because his strategy has been to scones on new hampshire, not iowa, and it seems to be paying off for him. >> he is, as norah notes, coming up in the polls. he's good at debates. he's got nothing to lose. and you sense there's a vibration with christie that he's having fun and thinking, who knows, second and third
lives happen in politics, you don't know. >> good point. >> we'll all be watching. thank you, peggy noonan. we're following breaking news from los angeles. the city's public schools are all closed due to a threat. the los angeles police department made the decision a few minutes ago. school buses have returned to their yards. we're monitoring a news conference and will bring you new details when we get it. the los angeles unified school district is the second largest district in the country. president obama's approval rating is dropping. that's according to a new poll. 43% of americans approve of the job that he's doing. and that's the lowest number in more than a year. 60% disapprove of the way he's handling the current situation with isis. the u.s. is strengthening its strategy against the terror group, says the president. margaret brennan is live at the white house with criticism that his strategy is soft.
margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. with anxiety about terrorism on the rise, the white house is on the offensive. president obama will hold a string of national security related events aimed at reassuring americans and rebutting those critics who claim that isis is winning. flanked by his top military advisors, president obama vowed to hit isis harder than ever. >> isil leaders cannot hide. our next message to them is simple: you are next. >> reporter: the president insisted his military and the is working, and rattled off a list of bombs dropped, territory taken, and isis leaders killed. >> they know if they mass their forces, we will wipe them outline. >> reporter: monday's speech was the fourth attempt to reassure the public since the san bernardino attack. >> as we squeeze its heart, we will make it harder for isil to pump its terror and propaganda
to the rest of the world. >> reporter: but polls show it's not working. national security and fears of another attack have become leading issues for voters. and popular attack lines on the campaign trail. >> it's going to get worse and worse. you'll have more world trade centers. >> reporter: cbs's national security analyst says the administration is hamstrung. >> the president has this now as a priority. it may be too little, too late. but certainly from the white house perspective it's a way of dealing with what is seen as a crisis of confidence in the president's leadership. >> reporter: the white house is also trying to reach out to muslim-americans to try to push back against some of the rhetoric used by gop candidates. today, the president will attend a swearing-in ceremony for new citizens. and later this week he'll pay a visit to the national counterterrorism center. >> thanks, margaret. saudi arabia this morning has formed a new islamic military alliance to fight isis and terror threats throughout
it includes arab countries along with turkey and pakistan. charlie d'agata has been reporting from the front lines in the fight against isis. this morning he is in syria to see how united states forces are working with rebel groups. he filed this report to us by phone. >> reporter: good morning. we're with soldiers from the syrian democratic force, a recently formed group made up largely of syrian kurds and arab fighters. these are the folks that the u.s. is now working with in the fight against isis. we spoke with a commander who told us he has met with u.s. forces on the ground. he says their mission is to coordinate local militias and provide equipment, intelligence, and training. he said the reason americans are working with them is that they've proven themselves on the battlefield. and it's true that with the help of u.s. and coalition air strikes, they have been able to claw back territory from isis and recapture key cities like kobe kobeani, pushing isis back
towards its self-proclaimed capital of raqqah. we asked what difference a relatively small group of forces could make on the battlefield. he said in addition to helping direct air strikes, it shows the u.s. is committed to this fight. he said they'll see for themselves what they're up against here. and if america, in his words, is serious about defeating isis, they'll need more than guns and bullets. they'll need artillery, vehicles, and antitank weapons to match isis firepower, norah. >> charlie d'agata in syria, thank you. the san bernardino investigation has uncovered new missed warning signals about one of the shooters. cbs news has learned that tashfeen malik sent private messages on facebook to her sister pledging her support for violent jihad. the "los angeles times" reports the two messages occurred before malick came to the u.s. on a fiance visa.
fight for jihad. outrage in california this morning. prosecutors announced they will not charge an officer for firing at a man escaping from a wrecked suv. vladimir duthiers shows us why. >> reporter: good morning. one person was left dead, another possibly paralyzed and an officer in the crosshairs of an angry community. the video you're about to see, we warn you, is disturbing. dash cam footage from the november 25th incident shows the driver, 26-year-old andrew thomas, crashing his suv. his wife is ejected from the window and died at the scene. the officer walks toward the car and fires one shot, hitting thomas in the neck as he tempted at the beginning of the out through the window.
25 seconds later, the officer describes him as being responsive. >> i've got a male in the car refusing to get out. >> reporter: thomas had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. he's facing vehicular manslaughter charges in his wife's death and may be paralyzed from the waist down. but hundreds of protestors in the city of paradise, california are calling for the officer to be removed from the force. they're outraged he won't be facing criminal charges. >> a cop pulling guns on people when they're in a car accident? that's insane. >> there's something wrong with that cop. he's crazy. >> reporter: prosecutors call the shooting an accident, saying the officer did not intentionally fire his pistol and that he was in shock at the scene and not certain his weapon but they have no explanation for why it took him 11 minutes to report that he had fired his gun. >> the 11 minutes waiting to notify is awful. regardless, can we prove a case of intentional discharge of that weapon beyond a reasonable
doubt? we could not. >> reporter: the officer has been with the paradise police since 2010. he may still face push the from an internal investigation that is ongoing, gayle. >> thank you, vlad. massive snow fall from the rockies to the midwest. drivers around denver faced a snowy commute this morning. 2 feet of snow fell around salt lake city in utah yesterday. the nationwide opening of the most anticipated movie of the year is just days away. "star wars: the force awakens" has shattered presale ticket records. last night the biggest stars in the galaxy saw the world premier in hollywood. they gave the film an enthusiastic thumbs up. ben tracy reports from l.a. on all the excitement.
a fan, it's been impossible to escape the force that is "star wars." for diehard fans, it's a religious experience. and even for casual moviegoers, this is the "star wars" they've been looking for. >> i'm a "star wars" fan. it's a film i really respect. >> reporter: the latest chapter features a stable of fresh faces. and some familiar ones too. >> we're home. >> these kids have it so together. i'm thinking of asking them for advice. >> jj is a director that i really admire, have for a long time. i was pleased to be part of it. >> reporter: anticipation for this movie is out of this world. the premier here in hollywood was so massive, they shut down four city blocks. the oscars is done on this very same street, and they only shut down one. not bad for a film franchise that many worried about when
creator george lucas sold it to disney. disney paid lucas $4 billion and then gave the keys to their newest toy to director jj abrams. >> this is obviously as surreal as it gets. i couldn't feel more honored or lucky to be here and be part of this. >> i'll show them the dark side. >> reporter: disney is hoping a massive box office performance is part of this too. the "hollywood reporter" says "star wars: the force awakens" is being released on a record number of screens, 4100. and the movie has already brought in $50 million in presale tickets. industry experts estimate it could rake in $220 million on opening weekend, putting "star wars: the force awakens" in a galaxy of its own. for "cbs this morning," ben
tracy, los angeles. >> the "star wars" franchise is alive and well. >> i love the drama and excitement, even if you're not into "star wars," you can't help but think, i have to go see that movie. >> absolutely. >> we saw a nice thing on the walk in between jj abrams and george lucas. >> a nice embrace. >> he's the man who started it all, george lucas. he shares what he sees as his most important role in life at his skywalker ranch, ahead. should church members carry guns when they pray?we're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring the air around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and the cold really settles in. ............ let's check those chilly winds... they are bumpy in certain, but not all neighborhoods and not consistently. they will be with us off and on today. ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants... and make sure those sprinklers are set to run during the day. otherwise you will have frozen and icy sidewalks and driveways
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roversy witdead in the second fatal police shooting in 24 hours. the latest incident happened last night near walnut and alexander. police tell us it began when officers were investigating a robbery... they had the license plate information so they went to the home where the vehicle was registered. once they arrived, officers found the vehicle with 3 people standing around it. officers began to take them into custody.. and at that time, investigators say a man came out of the home holding a gun. police told him to drop his weapon, but refused and pointed it at officers.... and that's when one opened fire. the man later died at the hospital. it's unknown if he was connected to the initial robbery call./// ((brian loftus)) > and the other shooting happened near craig and nellis.. where police say a woman was shot and killed by officers after an hours- long standoff. they say they responded after someone called them... saying they saw video of a woman taking pills attempting to kill herself. when police arrived... the woman came out with a handgun and pointed it at officers twice before going back inside.
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you'll need to cover your pipes >> a historic climate agreement was reaped by almost 200 countries yesterday. in paris the accord hopes to limit average increase of global warming to 3.6 degrees fahrenheit. >> do i think it's about time? it was nearly 70 degrees in new york. i found out when i was out christmas shopping in flip-flops and a halter top. >> i didn't have shorts. my tank tops were all in storage. i looked like an idiot out there this weekend. >> hey, what's the temperature today in new york city? >> december 14th, almost winter. >> how does this work, larry? >> weather is very confusing. even if d.c. the cherry blossoms
came out early. they're so confused. >> it's the hottest year on record. >> i love it. >> i like it, too. it does mean the world is out of whack. i like it, too. welcome back. coming up in this half hour, space i faith and fire power. people worry about the attacks like the charleston shooting. how they're training to carry concealed weapons in houses of worship. plus, we look at whether pregnant women might be putting their babies at rick for autism. they show a rick from anti-depressants. ahead, whether the research goes far enough. time to show you this morning's headlines. the walk post says sergeant bo bergdahl faces court marshall. now he could get life in prison. bergdahl is charged with desertion after walking away in 2009 from his base in afghanistan. he was held by the taliban until
prisoner swap. usa today reports bill cosby is counter-suing several pim who accuse him of sexual assault. he filed a defamation lawsuit. he claims they lied to damage his reputation and get money from him. the comedian suffered loss of jobs and mortification. people should not be surprised by cosby's actions. the seattle times reports on seattle being the first countries to give drivers the right to bargain collectively over restrictions. the companies are expected to mount a legal challenge. >> the las vegas sun reports on the secrecy surrounding the sale of the las vegas review journal. the announcement of the sale was made lasted week. the backers of the new owners are still a mystery. reporters express concerns over the lack of transparency. the review journal is the
largest in nevada. pete rose's ban from baseball will stand. the reinstatement was denied by the commissioner. he was band in 1989. rose hasn't been entirely honest about his gambling and continues to bet on games. rose's attorney calls the decision disappointing. the faa is reigning in reckless drone use. in 28 cases, pilots took evasive action. kris van cleave is inside a best buy store in alexandria, virginia, with a controversy over this new policy. chris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, a new poll finds about 35% of americans want to own a drone. estimate versus as many as a million of these being given as gifts this holiday season. the faa is now saying, you have to register your new toy before
>> the increasingly crowded skies and reports of airborn close calls means starting monday, he will have to register with the faa to fly any of his 11 drones. >> the technology is getting so there are not so much toys, they are a hobby that can be done safely. >> under the new rules, drones weighing 50 grams or more have to be registered. they have until february 19th. any when it goes live will have to be registered before flight. >> can a drone registration really make the skies safer? >> i think it can. i think lit help the faa directly deal with a few drone user about what they need to know when they fly that drone. >> reporter: through that education effort, the faa hopes to reduce the report of reckless drone use. recreation requires a person's
name, mailing address an e-mail. each operator will be given a registration owner remember while the drone industry has been largely supportive of the effort, the academy of modelary nautdics says it's disappointed with the rule says it makes the registration process an unnecessary burden for our more than 185,000 members operating safely for decades. others question the registration fee a. lawyer advocates for the drone industry. >> to suggest this doesn't create a disincentive for consumers to sign up for registry i think would be somewhat naive. >> the faa will wave that $5 fee for the first 30 days. it's the same if you register a drone or a 787. >> thank you so much. a new study is raising concerns about a possible link between
pediatrics. it finds pregnant women in the second and third trimosters face nearly double the risk of delivering a child who will be diamondback nosed with autism spectrum disorder. good morning. >> good morning, nara. >> how high is the risk? >> we know that 13% of american pregnant women take anti-depressants. in this study it was a large studied placed in canada of 145,000 infants. they followed them over about six years. they did, in fact, find an association when women who took anti-depressants in the second and third trimester and an increased relative risk of 87% of having a child with autism spectrum disorder. i want to point out relative risc. the general risk is about 1%, have you increased it to 1.87%. these are small numbers overall. so people should not panic. 98% of women did not have an
increased risk. >> what specific type of anti-depres savents are we talking about? >> zoloft, lexipro, prozac. they are the most frequently prescribed anti-depressants for pregnant women they cross the placenta and alter the levels of seratonin in the brain. seratonin is important. it can do cell differentiation. now the neurons migrate or move and form connections. it's not unreasonable to think we could be changing post-natal development. >> could it be something other than the development, like the chemistry of the brain? >> that's an important point. this is not a cause and effect. it's observational. so we look for association, but that means there is lots of other things that can confound the picture. for instance, is it just
depression alone that caused this risk? we don't know what the severity of depression was of the women in the study. we know that they filled their prescriptions for anti-depressants. we don't know what else is going on in their lifestyle, were they owe bees or overweight? do i have a other medical psychiatric conditions? all of these things could have played in. >> are we learning more? >> all these things might be starting much, much earlier, prenatal, certainly that period of time is a correct am window where things may be happening to affect it. it's important to point out, this isn't a reason to panic and stop medication. untreated depression can be severe and cause problems to both the mother, the child and the whole family. it's a very difficult decision to weigh with the mother the psychiatrist, the ob gyne. >> good to see you.
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those training in the california foothills were invited by jeff peabody. who are these men here? >> these are all minsters, some are in church security. they come from different churches. >> everybody step up right about here. >> reporter: he offers the class free to any member of a church. he trained more than 500. his graduates qualify to carry concealed weapons. many do so in church. >> state and faith. so we accomplish both with the right training. >> reporter: bruce shaw serves on a security team in his church. >> does it seem to go into the sanctiti of the church? >> not at all t. bible tells us to be our brother's protector. it's just another tool. >> mika anderson leads the youth ministry at his church. >> the drive behind it is so i can protect myself and my family. the fact that i also work at the church and serve in that way is just an added benefit. >> many of these trainees say
they've become more focused with each new mass shooting and they know churches have been targeted. most recently this past june, when nine people during a bible study were killed in south carolina. >> crazy things happen day in, day out. >> police training changed after the columbine high school in 1999. a national chorus was created to teach officers to react more rapidly. peter blair that oversees that program says even a good guy with a gun could be a danger. >> you might ends up shooting another concealed weapons holder you don't recognize, the police may shoot you. when are you shooting at the attacker. >> is everybody online ready to go? >> reporter: even gun safety training can go wrong, while jeff peabody, pastor tom smith was wounded earlier this month, taking shooting lessons near his church in moesta. >> guns in church. great idea? >> 88th great idea.
>> the sheriff has been an enthusiastic supporter of peabody's training for church members. >> do you feel safer the more conceal carry perms are out there? >> absolutely. these are law abiding people. the criminals are the threat. >> in eldorado county, concealed weapons permits are on the rise, as spiritual leaders and worshippers are targeting security. for "cbs this morning," john blackstone, california. >> if you want to bombedly go where no one has gone before, nasa might have a job for you. the space agency is now recruiting americans for a mission to mars. ahead, how to get a shot at this out of this world trip. plus, a pickup truck plows into a hotel lobby. why police say this was nowe're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring the air around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and the cold really settles in. ............ let's check those chilly winds...
snow is swirling east af a man in northwestern oklahoma drove his pick-up truck into a hotel lobby after arguing with a police officer over a building billing dispute with the hotel. they narrowly avoided the pickup as it barrelled into the building last thursday. no one was hurt. the 62-year-old driver was 81 set because his credit card had been declined twice, he was forced to pay cash. >> it's understandable? >> accepting he now faces a felony. >> felony assault and other charges. >> you said the cop didn't believe he would actually do it. okay. i'll show him. >> i wonder what it's like sitting in the pokey for a few hours. george lucas has a very forceful legacy. he brought hans solo to the big screen. he created the whole "star wars" movie empire. he talks about how the director wants to be remembered, his
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all schools in the los angeles unified school district have been closed due to an electronic threat. this is a live picture of the schools in the l-a area.. district leaders say are still investigating... but say the threat was made against students, not just a single campus. they say the schools commonly get threats but called this one "rare." the l-a unified school district is the second largest in the country.... with 640- thousand students in more than 900 schools. we will continue to keep you updated on this developing story both on air and online./// ((brian loftus)) > the republican presidential candidates will face off in the last debate of the year tonight at the venetian. terrorism and national security expected to be hot topics of discussion. texas senator ted cruz is gaining ground.. topping donald trump in iowa. but in a recent monmouth university poll... trump is still leading the national race. the undercard debate begins at
3pm, and the main debate follows at 5:30 ./// ((brian loftus)) > several candidates made campaign stops yesterday while in town for the debate. senator rand paul will host a rally at 11:30 this morning. it will take place at his headquarters located on palms airport drive near parrdise. and tomorrow.. he will speak to the las vegas economic club.. then head up to reno for a meet and greet./// want to check on your commute delays near the spaghetti bowl along southbound 95 right now. there's a crash near las vegas boulevard that's going to make things even slower. traffic doesn't look as bad in the south valley along northbound i-15. this is near the blue diamond interchange. < > < > < > ((sherry swensk)) the sun is out, but it doesn't feel warm - thanks to those chilly north winds. ....................... and they're the only reason we're not freezing this morning. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and the cold really settles in. ............
today and stronger in some neighborhoods which will keep it feeling colder all day. but tonight we'll feel the freeze! ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants... and make sure those sprinklers are set to run during the day. otherwise you will have frozen and icy sidewalks and driveways which can be dangerous. .......... temps will stay very chilly the next few days... not reaching 50 degrees today and tomorrow... and the nights about 10 degrees below normal. ........... by the end of the week we finally begin to thaw out and
out. the republican front-runner insists he isn't worrieded about iowa or tonight's debate. >> i think we're doing great in iowa. we expect to win. if we win new hampshire, which we're way, way, up, and south carolina has been unbelievable, and by the way, in nevada, we're winning big, big. we're winning in florida. we're winning everywhere. so i just want to let you know this is not going to be a waste of in anybody's time, believe me. >> major garrett is outside the venetian hotel in las vegas where nine republican candidates will share the prime time stage tonight. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump is leading nationally, and that is important. but republicans don't confer a nomination based on national polls or a national primary. votes one state at a time. the first state, iowa, which had caucuses on february 1st, trump is now trailing ted cruz, the
cruz has genuine momentum there and trump will have to turn things around. does he attack ted cruz tonight? if he does, cruz promises not to attack back, or at least in all likelihood, stay in his lane. what is that lane? being the conservative who's taking that cause to washington and challenged the republican establishment. that's where ted cruz has been throughout this campaign, where it's likely to stay tonight. there may be some back and forth, but if donald trump starts it, cruz may not fire back. he may just say i'm the conservative who's battled for you in washington, and that's what you're likely to hear from him, something that could resonate very much with conservative activists in iowa, new hampshire, and south carolina. for ben carson tonight, this is a moment for him to reverse down warld momentum not just in iowa but nationally. his temperament has not fit by his own admission in the increasingly hardened conversation nationally and within republican circles about what to do about terrorism generally and isis specifically. carson will need a strong
reverse the downward trend he's seen in iowa and across the country. two other candidates have a lot riding on this debate as well, marco rubio and chris christie. both are vying to become the establishment alternative to trump, cruz, and carson. christie is betting everything on new hampshire and his debate performance tonight will be delivering a message strictly to that new hampshire audience. for rube coe, the mandate is exceed expectations in iowa and new hampshire and build momentum in south carolina, here in nevada and elsewhere. so for christie and rubio, that's the case tonight, a subplot here in las vegas. >> all right. great reporting, major. thanks so much. president obama said again his military campaign against isis is working. he spoke on monday after meeting with his national security council at the pentagon. it was the president's fourth attempt to reassure the public since the san bernardino massacre. >> this continues to be a difficult fight. as i said before, isil is dug in, including in urban areas. we are hitting isil harder than
coalition aircraft our fighters,s have been suing a ford dealership after his ford truck ended up in the hands of isis. a picture of his truck being used by isis appeared last year on social media. >> that country is going down the toilet, but for the first time they know who to call to up clog it. >> reporter: the phones are ringing off the hook at mark 1 plumbing in texas city all because of this photo posted on an islamic militant group's twitter feed. look at this picture. mark's company logo and his phone number still clear as day on the side of that truck. >> yes, a texas plumber's work truck showed up in syria.
still be texas. >> mark oberholser owns mark 1 plumbing. he claims no one at the dealership that bought his truck told him the decals would stay on it. he also says the plumber received thousands of threatening phone calls. the dealership says it's looking into what happened. spril has unveiled se rina williams as its sports person of the year. just this year she won three grand slam titles and 53 of her 56 matches. but this morning not everyone is happy for the tennis star. horse racing fans complained on twitter the triple crown winner was snubbed. >> and espinoza says, the real winner is -- p with a picture of the thoroughbred horse. most believe that american pharoah deserved this award. the magazine said it's more than williams' accomplishments on the
it se, "we are honoring se ree inginger is inging serena williams for reasons that hang in the grayer, less comfortable ether. "she says this gives herer hope to continue on and do better. >> i like it. >> me too. >> she wasn't the only winner. the magazine's first high school athlete of the year. we've shown you the michigan teen's display of courage. he carries his young brother on his back for long walks for charity charity. his 9-year-old brother brayden has cerebral charity. they collected more than $200,000 to build a playground at his school and to go towards research. >> real-life version of he ain't heavy, he's my brother. the new "star wars" blockbuster opens in few days. charlie traveled to the skywalker ranch to talk with "star wars" creator george lucas. >> it was a while before i finally realized no matter what happens, i'm never going to get
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and liftoff. liftoff on the way to the international space station. >> a russian space capsule carrying three astronauts from the united states, britain and russia blasted off this morning for the international space station. nasa has much bigger ambitions. the agency is planning a human mission to mars for the 2030s. it's already recruiting americans who may take the
journey and jan crawford is at the national air and space museum in washington with the out of this world plan. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. so we're inside a model of the discovery shuttle where tourists can get a feel for what it's like to be an astronaut. if they like it, they may be able to apply. starting this week, nasa is opening up the application process for the next generation of space travel. >> going to mars on the human journey to mars i think absolute lies a renaissance. i think we've captivated not just u.s. but the world. >> the martian astronaut, it seems crazy that that's going to happen. >> reporter: the deputy administrator hopes a record-breaking number of qualified americans apply to nasa's astronaut class of 2017. >> what does it take to be a good astronaut? >> the background is really important. how are people as leaders, how are they in a team. we have a really rigorous selection board. >> reporter: applicants must be a u.s. citizen with a bachelor's
biological or physical science or mathematics. they should have three years of relevant experience or 1,000 hours piloting a jet and the physical is another hurdle. >> is it a combination of like highly intellectual but also intensity physical? >> and also operational. and how you make decisions, how you work in teams because you're making critical decisions and in human space flight you're making life-and-death decisions. >> reporter: there have been 338 nasa astronauts ranging in age from 26 to 46. of the 6300 who applied for the last class, only eight, four men and four women, were chosen. that's about a 0.1% chance. pilots and nasa applicant melissa pemberton isn't discouraged. >> for a pilot and someone that has a passion for travel and adventure and aviation, i can't imagine a better job than being an astronaut. >> reporter: candidates will
for space walks, operating robotics and undergoing mission simulations all with a possibility of one day going to mars. >> it takes us about eight months to get there. it's round trip, so just under a couple of years round trip. and we'll be on the surface of mars for about 500 days searching for evidence of life, of past life. >> they're going to be together in that environment for almost four years going to mars and back. >> it takes an extraordinary person. >> reporter: so while space is a curiosity for many, the nasa job is obviously not a good fit for everyone. >> you've got to have a pretty good resume. >> people with a lot of experience and all the right academic background, that's who typically make it, but it is a very fine filter. >> it's kinds of an audacious undertaking. >> but you talk to any astronauts and they say, hey, we're just normal people. people are so humble and grounded and say you can do it, dream.
>> newman says a lot of the them dream about wearing one of these. if you think you have the right stuff, nasa is taking applications until february 18th. >> do you want me to write you an application, gayle? i'll do it. >> that must be your other friend gayle. you mean charlie. jan, thank you again. you might be part of the country loving this warm weather, but some stores are feeling a big ole chill. advertising expert natalie zmuda is in our green room with how
it was like ghost town. temperatures? they're way overstocked. we will see 50% off in the next two weeks? >> how does weather affect foot traffic? >> i was outside, i went to the park. you'd say, let's go to the mall, see santa. people aren't going to the malls in the same way. >> last year we had record cold temperatures. did that increase sales for them? >> delaware, you will buy more food, sweaters, snow shovels, heaters, suits, all of those things in cold weather. >> so how do companies change their marketing, advertising. all of that based on predictions
>> so campbells wins as temperature dips between a certain base, they'll start advertising for soup. because they know when it gets cold out, people want to eat soup. so companies are looking for those sorts of things, whether it's raining, snow, they'll turn on advertising in response. >> it's hard to learn about that. >> right. they will advertise the shampoo. >> the option is to simply put it on sale as fast as you can? >> they will try to move it as much as they can. >> it gets cold. >> a little too little too late because think about home depot or lowes. they starting to think of february. >> i like a sales ((brian loftus)) > the
candidates will face off in the last debate of the year, tonight at the venetian. terrorism and national security expected to be hot topics. texas senator ted cruz is gaining ground.. topping donald trump in iowa. but in a recent monmouth university poll... trump is still leading the national race. the undercard debate begins at 3pm, and the main debate follows at 5:30 ./// ((brian loftus)) > a critical deadline is today. you have until midnight to sign up for health insurance through nevada health link... coverage will then kick in january first. licensed brokers and agents will be available to discuss the right plan for you at the henderson convention center from 4 to 8 today. you can still enroll through january 31-st... but you then won't have coverage until march 1-st./// ((brian loftus)) > nearly 2- thousand unlv students will don cap and gown this afternoon.. they'll celebrate winter commencement at the thomas and mack. the grads range in age from 16.. to 72 and hail from 38 states and 54 countries.
grads is up 5- percent from 2014. congrats!./// now we want to get a check on your commute < >here's the accident on southbound 95 by las vegas boulevard. it's off to the shoulder, but traffic is still moving slow all around the spaghetti bowl. < > < > < > < ((sherry swensk)) the sun is out, but it doesn't feel warm - thanks to those chilly north winds. ....................... and they're the only reason we're not freezing this morning. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and the cold really settles in. ............ they will be with us off and on
today and stronger in some neighborhoods which will keep it feeling colder all day. but tonight we'll feel the freeze! ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants... and make sure those sprinklers are set to run during the day. otherwise you will have frozen and icy sidewalks and driveways which can be dangerous. .......... temps will stay very chilly the next few days... not reaching 50 degrees today and tomorrow... and the nights about 10 degrees
>> welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up, george lucas talks about leaving "star wars" behind, how he is setting a new standards far behind the world of science fiction. >> he did. a 7-year-old traveling an hour to school alone? seth doane shows us how japan pushes kids right out of the nest. that's ahead. time to show you the hid lines from around the globe. britain's telegraph reports on scientists cracking the mystery of vladimir putin's distinctive walk. here you can see it. scientists say the reduced movement on his right side may be gun slinger's gate. that's when you keep your right hand close to your weapon for easy access. it's consistent with put on's
safety retraining. >> washington post says a person can overcome a fear of spiders in just two minutes. the treatment is described in a new report today from amsterdam. a person is first given the drug propranolol. the drug interrupts how memories of spiders are recalled and the person loses the rush of fear okay. that's one way to go. the new york post reports on adele's emotional finish to a new york city concert. >> thank you so much. thank you. [ cheers ] >> i'll never forget it. thanks! >> we'll never forget it either, adem t. singer cries as she walks off the radio city music hall stage and breaks down inside an elevator. adele struggled with stage fright. the video aired on the nbc special adele live in new york city last night. people just fell in love with her. she announced tour dates
yesterday. >> that album "25" sold over 5 million copies. it is number one. i just love her. >> you can't find it on spotify? >> no, not yet. we reported early in the news the "star wars" creator george lucas walked last night on the red carpet. for the first time, he is not in control of the full movie. the saga became a part of our sulture, nearly 40 years ago. lucas' impact earned him one of this year's kennedy center honors. we met at his skywalker's ranch in california. he shares what it means to be a director. >> oh, a director is somebody who has issues with making the world the way he wants it to be. sort of narcissistic. >> that's you? >> all directors.
emmore ers. which is emperors. he will create a world where people can fly. >> reporter: george lucas didn't create a new society. he constructed an entire galaxy. on its surface, the "star wars" series sci-fi space odyssey with odd creatures and epic space battles. but its genius lies in the simple story beneath all of that timeless almosts like family. >> i am your father. >> is he stronger? >> no. >> and the fight between good and evil. >> i felt a great disturbance in the force. >> as its creator has been called one of the most innovative film makers in history.
he considers himself a storyteller. >> didn't you intend to in the beginning create really three movies when you started? and then you decide only to take one part of that life story? >> yeah. i took the first act. then the first act didn't really work. so i said, okay, what i'm going to have to do is take the ending of the third film and put it on the first film. it's what you do. you got a bun were of stuff sitting on your desk as you're creating. let me take that, stick that in here. i wasn't worried that much about the sequels when i was actually making it. because i have to make there the best film. so when i moved onto the other once, i said, geeze, ben kenobi's dead is dad. how am i going to fix that? and what do writers do? that's what the ending is. but part of it was simply when i got down tosome 069 other movies, i was able to create an
environment and a world that wasn't possible when i started the first one. so to me, getting them to do it, ied a always wanted to do, but i could never do it. it was a muppet. >> lucas became a pioneer in the world of special effects. >> the general commandship is dead ahead. >> reporter: his work forever changed the way films are made and he changed how they sound, too. one, two, 3:00, 4:00 rock"? his hit "american graffiti" he opted out of traditional composer. he nar rated the entire story with popular songs. [ music playing ] >> that's the clearest inpoint for a teenager is the music. half of what a teenager is, is music. you know, the other half is trouble.
with raging hormones everywhere. at the same time, that's what the movie is about. >> cars and music and raging hormones? >> yeah. i should have called it that. we were looking for a title. you finally fixed it out. the studioped to call it another slow night in mo deficito. but cars, music and raging hormones would have been. >> uber cool. >> it could have been a hit. let's go surfing now. >> the low budget film was one of the most commercially successful films of raiders of the lost arc" and then he walked away. >> i mean i gave up directing in order to become a dad. you know, for 15 years, i just ran a company was an innovator. but it was not doing what i really liked to do which is make movies.
>> that's because you wanted to be a dad? >> because, yeah, i -- and i never, it was one of those things you don't expect it to happen. but once i was a dad, it was like a bolt of lightning struck me. >> lucas adopted his first aughter with his wife marsha in 1991. after they divorced, he adopted two more children and raised them as a single dad. >> everybody says the following things, you are so very different. then in 2013, he married melody hobson, investment executive and "cbs news" contributor. >> the thing we discovered which is miracle is we're exactly the same. >> together they have a two-year-old daughter. >> it's a miracle. that's how i see it. it shouldn't have happened. somehow it did. >> reporter: here at sky ranch north of san francisco, george is able to once again concentrate on being a father. three years ago, he sold lucas
>> who are you? >> let me just talk about the upcoming "star wars, the force awakens." how do you feel about it? >> well, it's, you know, i made the decision to sell the company "star wars." i made that decision. i looked at the future. i looked at the thought that i was going to have a baby. i looked at the fact that i was married. i looked at the fact that i wanted to build a museum. i looked at the fact that i films. so my life was going on a different track. so that started that ball rolling. and so, in the end, when i sold it, they hired j.j. to come in. >> are you at peace with this as much as you canb? >> yes. fortunate i'm old enough to have been through this stuff before. i'm sure it will do magnificent.
you know, it will be different from what i would have done. >> everything he's done has earned him a prestige jusz kennedy center honor. >> george lucas, he's a half founder and a pioneer. >> at the awards, his good friend stephen spielberg explained the lucas legacy best. >> george lucas' "star wars" changed movies absolutely forever. >> he's making three movies every year. i said steven, when are you going to retire? he says, i'm not going to retire. my ultimate dream is to die on a set and kiel over on the middle of at shooing. i said, gee, my ambition is to die in bed watching one of your movies on television. >> but that doesn't mean he's slowing down any time soon. because you have worn all these hats, though, film maker, director, storyteller, writer, technological innovator, what do
you want the first line of your obituary wearto say? >> i tried. >> oh, how beautifully put. >> i love seeing his process, charlie, how he thinks. >> he means it, too, fathering means everything to him. he's a parent. and yet, but he also was a storyteller and he also is one heck of a director and one heck of an innovator. all the things he did to build that great company simply because there was a problem and he solved the problem and then all of a sudden he had a company. >> do you believe he has no ping watching "star wars"? >> i have a ping, his baby, yeah in there you can see george lucas and the 38 kennedy center honors, tuesday, december 29th at 9:00, 8:00 central right here on cbs. >> looking forward to that. free range parenting may be
but in japan, it's a way of life for family. >> it takes you 55 minutes to get to school? >> yeah. >> you will do this all alone? >> yes. >> is that strange? >> no. >> ahead, seth doane shows us how kids are expectedwe're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring the air around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and the cold really settles in. ............ let's check those chilly winds... they are bumpy in certain, but not all neighborhoods and not consistently. they will be with us off and on today. ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants...
are set to run dur >> every week day morning, kids go to school usually under the watchful eye of an adult. in japan, they are expected to make the journey alone. the population tops 38 million. that trip can last up to an hour, covering several miles. seth doane visited one family to learn how students going solo are protected. >> reporter: from 5:30 to 6:00 a.m., his routine looks like any 1st grader. this being japan, breakfast is rice with fish eggs and seaweed, otherwise it feels familiar. it's what comes next that's so surprising. >> it takes you 55 minutes to get to school? >> yes. >> and you will do this all alone? >> yes. >> is that strange? >> no him. >> take a look at the trip he takes solo. it's a ten minute walk to the
station where he swipes his card like a veteran commuter. there are trains to catch. and russia hour crowds to contend with. then there's a transfer to a second train and another walk all alone at age 7. but before you jump to judgment, meet his mom. >> do you worry about him? >> at the beginning, yes. i was so worried. >> in japan, parents are encouraged to let their kids go to school alone. school. >> it's krulturally indoctrinated understanding that children are supposed to be independent by the time they start grade school. that's age 6. >> a japanese american sociologist now lives in tokyo. she is also a mom about to let her own daughter commute to school alone. >> in japanese it's -- a saying
means to these adored child, send them on journey. >> we've seen kids in japan serving food at school lunchtime and cleaning up afterwards. there is even a popular tv show on the subject, called "my first errand." it's been running for 25 years. she notes japan's trains are dependentable and there is a modern day tool to keep tabs on the little one. >> you can see where he is. >> reporter: a gps tracking device reports back to her phone. >> have you been to the u.s.? >> yes. >> would you let him go to school? >> no, never. >> absolutely not. >> really? why not? >> because i see a lot of guns on tv in the united states. i don't feel very safe him being alone and going to school by themselves. >> in america?
>> jo pan has a relatively low crime rate and the yellow flap on santos backpack marks him as a 1st grader. the community is expected to keep close watch. >> there are newspaper stories about pedophiles, there are subway cars in tokyo that have been made for only women. so there is no groping. do these parents have a sort of false sense of security here? >> every parent has to assess what he or she is comfortable with. absolutely, there is crime in japan. there is dang early. but have you as to weigh that against giving your child freedom and being confident that you have given your child the tools to be able to navigate that. >> you made it okay? >> yes. >> returning from school, the 7-year-old seemed unfazed by any debate of his ailing journey. >> why do kids go to school by thems?
>> why do americans not go to school alone? >> this is something an adult does that takes a train to go all alone seems like a big deal what do you think about that? >> not only that. >> why can't kids ride trains by themself, he asks? before we left, we spotted him doing some sweeping, just like a a-year-old would anywhere in the world. for "cbs this morning," i'm seth don't in tokyo. >> boy, it's amazing. >> it works for me. >> it does. >> i'm with you as a mom.
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someone called them... saying they saw video of a woman taking pills attempting to kill herself. when police arrived... the woman came out with a handgun twice pointing it at officers before heading back inside. police say she came out again... held the gun to her head and tried to pull the trigger...but then turned it on police: ((sgt. jeff clark/metro police: at that time she raised the shot gun and pointed at swat officers that were nearby at which time two of our swat snipers fired.")) ((brian loftus)) the woman died at the scene. no one else was injured. metro is expected to release the name of the officers involved in the shooting along with more on the woman's background and potential medical history later this week./// < ((sherry swensk)) the only reason we're not freezing this morning is because of the winds stirring the air around. that will change tonight and tomorrow night when the winds calm down and the cold really settles in. ............ let's check those chilly winds... they are bumpy in certain, but not all neighborhoods and not consistently. they will be with us off and on
today. ............ you'll need to cover your pipes and plants... and make sure those sprinklers are set to run during the day. otherwise you will have frozen and icy sidewalks and driveways which can be dangerous. .................. sunny skies today... but it will never feel warm with the cold north breezes. temps will stay very chilly the next few days... and the nights even colder as the winds calm down the cold air really settles in. ........... by the end of the week we finally begin to thaw out. temps finally get back above normal to near 60. >