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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, january 5th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama goes around congress today to tighten gun laws through executive actions. unmasking the new jihadi john. sources reveal to cbs news the suspected identity of the english-speaking militant in the latest isis execution video. the fast food wars are broiling. are the new combo meals a good deal? but we begin with today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> we have a president who finds the congress, the constitution, and the american people to be inconvenient to his gun control agenda. >> the president set to take executive action on gun control. >> much of it having to do with background checks.
criticism of his new tv ad. >> some of the video which looks like it's from mexico is from morocco. >> it's a display of what our country is going to look like. we're like a third world country. >> a standoff between armed protestors continues in oregon. >> the fbi is monitoring the situation. sources reveal to have been news the suspected identity of the new so-called jihadi john. an english man james siddartha dhar. >> storms cover the west coast of florida. >> floodwaters begin receding in some parts of the midwest. areas further to the south are on high alert. >> we thank the good lord we were able to get our stuff out of here. folks in missouri lt everything. >> big losses on the first day of trading, the dow dropped 1. 1.5%.
don't blush, baby. >> the jayhawks in a classic that will live forever. >> surveillance video captures a sudden avalanche sliding from a roof in turkey. large chunks of snow fell on pedestrians. two people were injured. >> and all of that matters. >> what are you sorry about? >> showdown at starbucks. an angry mother accusing a cashier of stealing credit card information. >> on "cbs this morning." >> jeb bush is dealing with dwindling poll numbers. >> maybe even jeb semicolon. you know it's smart but you're not sure what it does or where it belongs. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama is making an end
his own to tighten federal rules for gun sales. he will lay out his plan this morning in a speech at the white house. >> several republican presidential candidates are already denouncing the proposed executive actions. they say they're unconstitutional. jan crawford is at the white house with details of the president's proposal. jan, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning. last night senior administration officials briefed reporters on some of the executive actions the president is going to announce in the next couple of hours. they focus mainly on what they say are flaws and loopholes in the nation's system of background checks. those are checks that the president says will help keep guns out of the wrong hands. >> i asked my team to see what more we could do. >> reporter: after months of review, president obama officially received new regulations on gun control during a meeting on monday with james comey and loretta lynch. >> these are not only recommendations that are well
the executive branch, but % they're also ones that the overwhelming majority of the american people, including gun owners, support and believe in. >> reporter: among the actions are requiring gun dealers who sell firearms on the internet and at gun shows to be licensed and conduct background checks. changing a federal privacy rule to help keep with mental health restrictions from possessing guns. asking congress to approve funding for an additional 200 atf agents and investigators. and hiring more than 230 additional fbi employees to help process background checks. the fbi processed more than 23 million background checks for firearm sales in 2015, the highest total in the program's history. >> of course it's an overreach. >> reporter: republican white house hopefuls condemned the president's actions even before the details were released. >> executive actions are designed to implement laws, designed to help the implementation of laws, not to
>> he can abuse his power all he wants. he has a phone and he has a pen. but if you live by the pen, you die by the pen. and my pen has an eraser. >> reporter: some gun control advocates say this doesn't change all that much, it doesn't go far enough. senior administration officials say the president is wanting to start a conversation about gun control. now, that's a conversation that opponents are happy to have. republicans are ready to argue against most of everything the president is proposing. >> all right, thank you, jan. hillary clinton praised the president's plan while campaigning in iowa. but much of the attention focused on the former president who campaigned for her. major garrett is in manchester, new hampshire, where five of the republican candidates will visit today. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. those republicans will address the new hampshire primary student convention here. the battle for the republican nomination has reached a crucial and long-anticipated turning point.
on each other in tough tv ads. meanwhile bill clinton tried to deflect some of donald trump's rhetoric about his complicated personal past, telling voters here he's just a happy grandfather who is not anger atry at anyone. >> i do not believe anybody in my lifetime has run for this job with better knowledge, experience, and temperament to do what needs to be done to restore prosperity. >> reporter: bill clinton made his first solo surrogate visit on his wife's behalf. the former president credits the state for his revival in 1992. >> i think this election is about restoring broadly-shared prosperity. >> reporter: the former president picked up with voters where he left off from hill's
granite state. >> i always say every american should have a right to meet at least one president in a lifetime. in new hampshire, your odds go way up. >> reporter: meanwhile in iowa, the candidate herself, hillary clinton, continued her campaign, turning over a new trumpian leaf. >> i'm going to let him live in his alternative reality and i'm not going to respond. >> reporter: donald trump was needling ted cruz for copying his immigration plans. >> he says we'll build a wall. he's a politician so he wouldn't know how to build a wall. >> reporter: marco rubio is emerging as a potential threat. >> i know i have a debate. i have to get this fantasy football thing right. >> reporter: chris christie is a threat to rubio in new hampshire.
president is enough. >> reporter: in his ad discussing illegal immigration in america. >> if that was just video footage, it's a display of what our country is going to look like. we're a dumping ground. >> reporter: republicans battling the trump campaign said that it was unlikely that moroccan video gaffe is going to tarnish trump or his tv ad. details for trump supporters, they said, are much less important than an overall message of strength in the face of perceived danger. one other notable thing about that trump ad, it doesn't attack any republicans, only the president and hillary clinton. charlie? >> thanks, major. law enforcement this morning is quietly monitored the armed occupation of an oregon wildlife refuge. an anti-government group is protesting the sentence of a father and son for setting fires on federal land.
john blackstone has more from the malheur national wildlife refuge. >> reporter: federal authorities have made no attempt to reclaim the refuge and there seems to be little interest in doing that. no hostages were taken, no one has been injured. but there are concerns this is actually hurting the ranchers' case. >> this began as a peaceful protest. itook an unfortunate turn when some of those folks broke off and began an armed occupation of the malheur national wildlife refuge. >> reporter: there was not a single law enforcement officer to be seen for miles in the wilderness that surrounds of wildlife refuge headquarters. but harney county's sheriff had a message for those occupying it. >> you said you were here to help the citizens of harney county. that help ended when a peaceful protest became an armed occupation. the hammonds have turned themselves in. it's time for you to leave our community. >> reporter: the armed group
they even showed us around the compound they took over. >> how many people are living in here? >> reporter: they refuse to say how many have joined the group they call citizens for constitutional freedom. leader amonday leader ammon bundy said, "if force is used against us, we will defend ourselves." they're demanding an inquiry into why ranchers dwight and steven hammond were ordered back to prison for setting fires on federal land after they had already served prison time. >> it has been left to us to decide whether we allow these things to go on or whether we make a stand so they will not happen to other people across this country. >> reporter: but many in the area who support the hammonds oppose the occupation. >> it's so imperative that we found ways to address these issues that are peaceful, that are legal, and that are
so that kind of leaves the occupiers out. >> reporter: other critics of this occupation include naturalists and bird watching groups. this refuge is part of the migratory route called the pacific fly-way, an important resting place and nesting grounds for more than 300 bird species. >> john, thank you so much. of course have revealed to cbs news the suspected identity of the newest so-called geejihadi john in an isis video that appears to show the execution of five men. the suspect is described as a former salesman. elizabeth palmer is in london with the latest. elizabeth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. there hasn't been any official confirmation at least as of yet. but sources have provided a
>> praise be to a lallah. >> reporter: dhar is from london and converted to islam as a young man. he joined a radicalized group led by extremist anjem choudary. in 2014, he was arrested with choudary on suspicion of terrorism but released for lack of evidence and immediately made a break for syria and joined isis, tweeting, "what a shoddy security system britain must have to allow me to breeze through europe to the islamic state." later he posted a photo of himself holding a gun and his fifth child. in the recent isis video which apparently shows the execution of five men, the man thought to be dhar is masked. in it, he taunts the british government. >> how strange it is that a leader of a small island -- >> reporter: dhar's sister says
is her brother. >> i think it's a bit hard to say given what i've seen. i'm not entirely convinced that it is. my honest opinion is thaha it might not be. >> reporter: but many other people who knew dhar think it probably is. one of the hundreds of british citizens now in syria including this little boy who appears at the end of the video. he's thought to be 4 years old. to establish the identity of that masked man conclusively, british officials will compare the man's voice with samples that they already have on file, charlie. >> elizabeth, thanks. iran's president is blasting saudi arabia this morning for cutting diplomatic ties with tehran. hassan rouhani calls the move a cover up for the crime of executing a prominent shiite cleric.
outspoken voice for shiites in sunni-ruled saudi arabia. the white house is calling on all sides to show restraint. deadly flooding is headed toward the south this morning. at least 25 people have died in missouri and illinois. the rising waters prompted flood warnings along the mississippi river. david begnaud is in alexander county, illinois, where communities are just swamped. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good news in alexander county, the the water is finally receding. it's going to take several days before this county is dry. when you get an aerial view of the flooding, you realize it's an enormous. >> there is a breach. >> reporter: the flooding in alexander county, illinois, is catastrophic catastrophic, where the mississippi river has swelled four miles outside its banks. >> you can see the river pouring water into the floodplain. >> reporter: on monday we flew with the u.s. coast guard over
>> the breach is about a quarter mile wide. at least 125 structures are flooded and 14,000 acres in the county are underwater. the water is rising. >> reporter: alexander county has seen major flooding before. the county government has offered buyouts to people living in the flood zone. 73-year-old richard johnson turned down a buyout. he now needs a boat to get to his front door. >> it's just a mess. and i can't -- i don't know what to do about it. >> reporter: alexander county is home to about 7,000 people with a median income just under $27,000 a year. that's less than half of the state's median income. johnson, a retired truck driver, says the cost of relocating was too much, even with the financial incentive of a buyout. >> they offered everybody a buyout. i didn't accept it. i told them, we can't afford to most of. it takes money to leave. >> reporter: as this water heads
coast guard has moved assets, rescue crews, planes, helicopters, down to mississippi. they want everybody to be in place just in case there's an issue of major flooding where people need to be rescued. the u.s. army corps of engineers say they believe the levee will hold and there will not be any levee breaches. >> david, thank you so much. the former south carolina police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed black man is out of jail. michael slager posted a $500,000 bail. he was released last night in charleston. the 34-year-old will be under house arrest until his trial set in october. he was arrested in april after cellphone video showed him firing eight times at walter scott, who was running away after a traffic stop in north charleston. wall street is down in early trading after starting the new year with a big selloff. the dow jones industrials fell as much as 467 points on monday.
a 276-point loss, down 1.6%, the worst start to a year since the great recession of 2008. cbs news business analyst jill schlesinger is here to tell us what's going on. good morning. >> good morning. >> so what's behind all this? >> the selling started yesterday morning in china, the index there down 7% in one session. that came after a weak manufacturing reading there. this got everybody really nervous, because they were worried that china's growth is slowing down, the world's growth is slowing down, not good for stocks anywhere. selling was broad-based. japan, europe, here in the u.s. as well. >> what's the likelihood that china will continue to drag down the world's economy? >> i think this is the critical question of the year. china is trying to move from a different kind of economy. they had an economy that was based on manufacturing, and government investment. that was the big spending. they're trying to move to a consumer-based economy. that's a tough transition. a decade ago, the chinese economy would grow by double digits. i'll remind everybody, we're now four times as large as they were
so they're going to slow down. whether that rate is at 5% or 6 or 7, we just don't know. it will be the story of 2016. >> and tension in the middle east, because of its connection to oil prices. >> exactly. obviously when they cut off relations between saudi arabia and iran, this escalated things. i think that was a little bit of the icing on the cake yesterday. but still, china was the main driver. >> your advice to the average investor who might be freaking out, other than "don't freak out." >> i'm a long term investor. i have ten or 15 years to go before my retirement. i'll have a rotten year, a rotten week, a rotten month, it's going to happen. i've got to be able to take this in stride. if you can't, if this is keeping you up at night, you have to be back to what your portfolio is all about. maybe you need to make a move, but only if you literally pinky swear with yourself that you're not going to change it when the markets reverse course.
it's been a long time since i pinky swore myself. thank you, jill. nfl owners are expected to decide next week if pro football will return to los angeles. l.a. has not had an nfl team since back in 1994. the st. louis rams, the oakland raiders, and san diego chargers filed their official relocation requests yesterday. they say they've failed to it new stadium deals in their current cities. san diego's mayor says the chargers owner walked away from a fair deal. he says that san diegans deserve better. the newest true crime series "making a murderer" is sparking outrage online.
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the sn >> what was your new year's resolution? >> to stop smoking. >> how is that going for you? >> not so good. >> what's your new years resolution? >> to stop drinking. >> how much have you had to dripping today? >> one too many. >> what was your new year's resolution? >> to eat more kale. >> how much have you eaten? >> i gagged. >> try to workout, eat healthier you, not get if trouble. >> what did you eat for hundredp today? >> i had krispy kreme donuts. it's really not a good start. >> oh. >> we made it to lunch before he did a krispy kreme. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in half hour, a shift in wars, restaurants are focusing on bargain combo meals
mellody hobson shows us whether it's has staying power. we look at the series "making a murderer" it tells a story about a convicted killer. the key figure in the case says he didn't get a chance to share his side. that's ahead. time to show you this morning's headline, usa today reports on federal rates targeting undocumented immigrants including children t. weekend raids were foced on texas, georgia and north carolina. 121 people were taken into custody t. raids focused mainly on people from central america with criminal records with gang ties. the los angeles times focused on a shooting that brought the nation to a standstill. they shot and killed the suspect on interstate 5 yesterday after chasing him in the san fernandez valley. police call him the most wanted man in last-minute for a month-long crime spree causing massive rush hour delays. >> the san bernardino "sun" says federal investigators are looking into whether a collision
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shroud of secrecy. the teen known for the so-called affluenza defense will meet with his high profile attorney in mexico today. ethan couch is being held at an imgrangs center. couch does have access to delay hisdeportation, trying to keep him from returning to texas for as long as possible. ethan couch's return to the u.s. remains uncertain, more than a week after the 18-year-old and his mother tawnya were picked up by immigration authorities. >> the law is there to protect everybody.
we are deeming with an immigration case. that's all. >> reporter: couch's high profile certain to calling for his client to be extradited, which involves the u.s.-mexico extradition treaty. couch has fewer rights under mexican law. >> he deserves compassionate and human treatment and this is what he will get from his experience in my country and i will make sure of that. >> the correct legal protect here is actually an extradition. >> reporter: the criminal defense attorney. >> it will take some time for the proper paper to be filled out in the united states, reviewed in mexico, for appropriate actions to be taken. >> reporter: couch's mother tawnya is still being held in a los angeles jail without bail. mexican officials deported her last week for staying in the country illegally. ethan couch violated his ten year juvenile probation sentence when he and his mother fled in december.
injured several others in a 2013 drunk driving crash. kevin mcconnell's son lucas was injured. he says it's impossible to move on. >> it's like ripping a penalty of two-to-ten years in prison. gayle. >> all right, thank you, manuel. a new trend in fast food is heating up among restaurants this year. burkeer king is the latest chain to serve up a combo meal t. five for $4 deal include, listen to this, a bacon cheese burger, chicken nuggets, small fry, a cookie and a drink. mcdonald's version is the pick two. customers can choose two items from the list for $2. wendy's pidz za hut and papa
contributor mellody hobson is in chicago. we have to start with the most important question, did you get charlie rose a sausage mcmuffin and hash browns for his birthday? are you sending it over? >> reporter: i'm happy to send one over. i'll try to get a value combination. >> he is waiting. >> make sure the fries are hot. >> happy birthday is right. what's going on, with all these deals and why now? >> reporter: so think of it this way. they are trying to drive customers into the stores. they call that traffic with value offerings, while at the same, weening customers off the unprofitable dollar menus that took route during the financial crisis. they think if they can combine item, they might eek out more possibility. >> any restaurant has fixed costs. if you can increase the number of sales, that leads to greater profit. it will bring more people into the door. >> reporter: as long as you are selling things more than they cost.
had, they were lost leaders, which created what "time" magazine called the franchisees had a love/hate relationship with these dollar menu, people came in, they were losing money or had very, very little profit in them. >> so whatever happened to healthy items? >> reporter: the healthy items are there. all those companies will say we have salad, soup, oatmeal, apple, all of those things. that's not necessarily what they're offering up in these value offs right now. they tend to be other types of items, where they can offset an expensive item, maybe a bacon cheeseburgerer with a cookie, less extrens e pensive and create more profitability there. >> do you think it's a marketing stunt or do you think it's here to stay? >> reporter: here to stay. we've seen a series of these. now, mcdonald's says the mcpick two is a five-week promotion. although franchisees can run it longer. it's one in a series. they had the dollar menu, the dollar menu and more, now mcpick
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given a new sentence, making a murder. this time viewers seem to believe him. more than 200,000 people have signed a petition on change.org and white house.gov demanding avery be pardoned. he has gained celebrity support. mia pharaoh tweeted outrage after watching all ten episodes of "making a murderer." rickzy ki gervais says "making a murderer" zooev deserves a nobel price. >> reporter: he says it ignores much of the incriminating evidence presented during the trial. >> if i was spoonfed only what the nit flicks documentary wanted me to see, i'd come to exactly the same conclusion. >> reporter: making a murderer" some of who were involved in avery's wrongful rape conviction, may have planted
t. film makers say they asked kraft to participate but were turned down. >> we used what he said in court. we used press conferences, we do feel we represented his point of view. >> reporter: online, viewers are speculating about other possible suspects. some have made death threats against kraft and his family. his page gets a lot of negative comments. kratz says making a murderer is unlikely to give him his freedom it hasn't uncovered new evidence. >> it does very little to help the search for the truth. that's a function that is uniquely given to jurors and the jurors did that when they return their verdicts. >> reporter: kratz when say if he will sue the film makers or write a book in response, in private practice, kratz adds he appreciates the interest in the criminal justice system sparked by the documentary? thank you so much.
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look at this. a houston area couple is enjoying their rare identical triplet girls at home for the first time. they were born ten weeks early. back on december 1st, but now they bought the to go home, just last night. addison, kinsly and savannah were born within one minute of each other. the pom says she'll use ankle bracelets and colors to tell them apart smr it's exciting. you know how rare that is to have identical triplets. >> it can range from one in 60,000 to one in two million according to hospital. >> speaking of gift the gifts of life. it's my birthday. i stopped an apple from the two of you. we are celebrating something special around here. >> oh my god. >> this is for you, this is for you. >> that's so nice. >> so happy birthday. >> i feel bad i got you nothing. >> that's all right. >> i have my psychologist for you. >> happy birthday, charlie.
receive and if you were lucky enough to sit here every morning with these two people, you know why i'm giving them gift ghs that is so nice, thank you, charlie. >> you got him a gift? >> i'll open this later. >> okay. >> lolo jones will be here with her story of determination. >> happy birthday, going to the
.> later today, solarcity will announce how many jobs in nevada the company will cut. this comes after the public utilities commission decision on the rate structure for solar companies. solarcity installers will also begin dismantling their las vegas training center that just opened last month. the company says the commission effectively shut them down with the plan to raise rates over a five-year period. governor sandoval has previously slammed solarcity... calling the actions a bullying tactic in an attempt to influence the decision./// ((kirsten joyce)) > ces kicks off tomorrow.. and organizers say there will be more security and law enforcement throughout the convention center. this year, attendees are not allowed to bring luggage or rolling bags in the exhibit and conference areas. ces leaders say bags will be searched.. and everyone will be subject to screenings and pat-downs. however, convention organizers do say small bags are allowed and they encourage people to use clear ones./// want to check on your commute
full effect tomorrow around this time and throughout the week. expect to hit a lot of traffic on desert inn and paradise and parts of the strip. accident on buffalo and cheyenne on the west side. < > < > ((sherry swensk)) skies are cloudy and the ceiling is low this morning...as we look out from our boulder station camera. .................. temps are in the cool 40s, but not the normal upper 30s that we'd have with clear skies or those extra cold 20s from last week. .................. the humidity is high now after
showers from the first storm. now the second one is moving into the west. ............ heavy rain is slamming the central and northern coast and there are plenty of winter storm warnings and flood watches for california today and tomorrow. ............ we will look for rain later in day - near noon - and expecting
in the west. it is tuesday, january 5, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including president obama tightening gun regulations on his own. jan crawford looks at how far he will go and how republicans might stop him. but first here's today's eye opener at 8:00. senior officials focus mainly on what they say are flawings and loopholes in the nation's system of background checks. the candidates are now turning on each other in top tv ads. meanwhile bill clinton tried to deflect some of donald trump's cover rhetoric. authorities have made no attempt to try to reclaim the wreckage and there seems no effort in doing that. sources have provided a name. is breach is about a quarter
at least 125 structures are flooded, the water is rising. tanya couch will be in according to this morning, meanwhile the attorney for ethan is trying to delay his deportation. mcdonald's weaning customers off of these unprofitable dollar menus. a florida man explained to police he was trying to time travel, which is crazy, if you want to travel 50 years into the future, just leave mr. there. florida. i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. >> on your birthday. >> charlie in the last hour gave
>> it's better to give than to receive, but not always. we start with this, president obama will outline new rules designed to keep guns out of the wrong hands. the president is taking kpeb executive actions after congress chose not to tighten gun laws. >> although we have to be very clear that this is not going to solve every violent crime in this country, it's not going to prevent every mass shooting, it's not going to the keep every gun out of the hands of a criminal. it will potentially save lives in this country. >> republican presidential candidates blasted the new rules for the gun sales. governor chris christie said, the president was acting leek a pet lent child. the governor said he would rescind every illegal and
and marco rubio said that the president undermines the constitution. >> jan crawford is at the white house, jan, good morning. first what's in this plan and what will he needs congress to approve in order to get parts of it paid for and et cetera? >> reporter: first of all senior administration officials briefed reporter es on some of the details that the president is going to be announcing later on today. and essentially they focus on fixing flaws and loopholes in the nation's system of background checks. they require gun dealers to be licensed even if they just sold guns at gun showings or on the internet and they will add more federal employees to help carry out those background checks to make them foror efficient and effective. the president is asking to add 200 more atf agents and investigators. he's asking congress to budget that.
$5 million for mental health treatment, to try to deal with some of the recent episodes we have seen of terrible gun violence. he's going to have to go to congress for those. the rest of them are basically instructions to federal investigation agencies on how to carry out some of the existing laws. >> what kind of legal challenges -- jan, what kind of legal challenges does he face? he said yesterday this is within my legal authority? >> reporter: opponents are going to argue he's doing an unconstitutional end run around the congress. the congress passes laws and the president kpekexecutes them. the president says he's confident he'll prevail. but he's got just a year left in office and lawsuits take forever. so this could be tied up in
administration, meaning they may every be implemented these proposals unless the next president decides to pick up the ball and run with it. >> i'm sure the president believes, it's not just the awful obscene atrocious cases of individual acts of violence because of access to guns. >> no one says this would have prevented sandy hook or san bernardino, but the president says if they can stop just one death, it will be worth it. for the first time in this presidential race, hillary clinton's campaign brought bill clinton to the campaign trail. his attitude on monday was far more subdued. he did not mention donald trump or respond to recent attacks. the former president discussed what he believes the election is
>> first of all, i'm a happy grandfather and i'm not mad at anybody. and secondly, i thought an election was supposed to be a job interview. this election is about restoring broadly shared prosperity. it's about how we're going to keep america safe and still keep it america, preserve our individual liberties and our reputation for being an open country, our belief in diversity and you are understanding that one of our great meal tickets this next 20 years is there's somebody here from everywhere else. >> continuing his attacks at a rally across a massachusetts border. >> we don't need four more years of obama and that's what you're getting with hillary. no, that's what you're getting. and i believe it might be even
truth, it might be worse. >> the democratic front-runner told iowa voters she won't respond to trump. she said her new year's resolution is to quote, let him live in his alternate reality. an attack on a special operations team killed one american this morning. the team was operating with afghan forces near marjah. the helicopter sent to pick up up casualties was grounded at the scene by some mechanical problems. there's more breaking news from spokane washington where a united airlines flight slipped off the run way. it was testing for takeoff a few hours ago. the airport is closed. a passenger tells a spokane -- states are preparing for the
rising waters are blamed for the deaths of 25 people in missouri and illinois. it's official, legend dare rock band guns n roses is planning a return to the jungle. the group has returned in the lineup for the coachella music festival in california. guns n roses will headline twice in april. >> the reunion publicist signals the end of disputes among the band's founding members. flash left because of differences with axl rose. rose tweeted last night saying, okay, okay, it's confirmed, guns n roses is headlining the 2016 coachella.
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and the doctor leads the medical science center. always good to see you. i love the title of the book "the lucky years" because you say it has nothing to do with wealth or social status. we're all part of the lucky years because? >> this revolution that's happening now. it literally is. i'm with you guys where breakthroughs are happening all the time. these are break throughs that will change the playing field. it equalizes the playing field. we can prevent disease, we can treat disease like never before. this is an amazing time in what i do. >> let's start with reversing aging. >> birthday boy. >> how can we reverse aging? >> it's an amazing story, wanda luntzford took an old rat and a young rat and put them to sleep and tied their skin together.
supplies joined. and the old mouse had no -- the heart beat better, she claims she reversed aging. people called her dracula and franken stein. three months ago, three separate labs, the university of harvard and the university of california in san francisco repeated it and i worked. there are proteins in young individuals up to age 25 that make stem cells, the cure for diseases is actually a sleep within us and this is a way to wake it up. >> i thought that was very fascinating. >> the lucky years means staying healthy longer also means preventing disease and some of
did a story on chrisrispr, the gene editing technology. >> you can change one letter of your 3 billion letter code and change it. if you have inertherited a defect, like heart disease or breast cancer, we can go in and change that one letter. at the same time we need to regulate it and do it right. but this has the potential of being transformative. and something that is wild in skin fiction, is you can take an animal and change the dna and allow it to be used in a human for transplant. >> how far off are they? >> this is happening now. >> animals organs are transplantedsome. >> we're starting to design pigs to have human proteins on their surface. so using that for kidney trance transplants over the next decade will be possible. >> i thought it was interesting
right answers in health, there are always several right answers and it's never just one? >> and it's based on your values system. and it was a maturation process for me, there's not only one right way or wrong way. we all shouldn't do everything the same, that's why personalized medicine is going to be fantastic based on data. >> you also say there's a brave new world in fertility coming, what is that? >> you inherit dna from your mother and your father, but you also inherit dna in your mite troe condreya from your mother. what if there's a doctor in new jersey who's actually taking out the nucleus and putting it this this a donor's egg so the child can have three parents, you can actually do that in a 40 or 50-year-old woman and so this is changing the playing field. people are giving birth later and later, and this is an empowering technology that will
>> it's the power house of the south. >> and if you live near the airport, your chances of heart disease are greater. >> this is an exciting finding, if you do concentric circles around an airport, heart disease risk goes up. so we need quiet. so if you live in a city or elsewhere, put a little piece of foam in your ear to help you sleep. i sleep with ear plugs every night. your brain needs quiet. >> the lucky years. >> thank you very much. >> as opposed to the yucky years. lucky years is a better title. it goes on sale today by the way, tomorrow we'll continue our look at the lucky years with our panel on preventing and treating cancer. so you're coming two days in a row. a 3-year-old girl saved after a terrifying night. >> are you okay? >> meet the police officer who brought her out of the cold,
>> there is a manhunt for a little girl. listen to this audio from this body camera. >> hi sweet heart. are you okay? come here. come here. come here. >> oh my gosh, caroline was crying and described as very cold and very scared after the nearly five-hour drama. hero. but he is a father. >> i almost started crying. this is very happy, i'm happy and thankful we were able to find her. >> police are hunting for the kidnapper and a second man seen at the scene of the car jacking. thank goodness she is okay. >> you can tell he's got young daughter, come here, sweet heart. can you tell. that was so nice. three time olympic athlete lolo ((kirsten joyce)) > folks on mount charleston want people to be careful..
get hit with some heavy snow starting today. the mount charleston winter alliance says everyone making the trek needs to be prepared for severe winter conditions. they want folks to be aware of driving conditions and road closures as well as checking to make sure tires meet chain requirements. for a link to all that information... just head to las vegas now dot com./// ((kirsten joyce)) > john fogerty is rolling into las vegas this morning... to kick off his residency at the venetian. he's expected to make his grand entrance at 10 am in true rock n roll fashion. fogerty will be followed by a parade of 50 harley motorcycles. his show called "fortunate son in concert" begins tomorrow and runs through the end of the month. tickets start at 59 bucks./// ((kirsten joyce)) > and pitbull just announced he's returning to his "time of our lives" residency at planet hollywood. he'll play just 7 shows in a limited engagement during the month of march. tickets go on sale friday and start at 39 bucks./// now we want to get a check on your commute
>accident on southbound 95 at i-15. the left lane is blocked, which is causing all sorts of delays for spaghetti bowl traffic. no beltway crashes. < > < > < > < ((sherry swensk)) skies are cloudy and the ceiling is low this morning...you cant see the strip from our stratosphere camera right now. .................. temps are in the cool 40s, but not the normal upper 30s that we'd have with clear skies or those extra cold 20s from last week. .................. the humidity is high now that the air is saturated from the first storm. now the second storm is moving into the west. ............ heavy rain is hitting the central and northern coast and
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that we all know. >> we all know. that's why it's funny. welcome back to "cbs this morning," coming up in this half hour, what's going on with this bad weather, what nasa is learning about millions of people. lolo jones is trying for her fourth chance to compete in the games. she is in studio 57 to show us how she is overcoming injuries after what she calls her worst year professionally. that is ahead. right now, it's time to show you this morning's headlines from around the globe. houston reports on a terrifying test drive for a car salesman, aattacker posed as a customer. he beat the man and locked him in the truveng. he pulled an emergency release lever. the new york post says a surrogate mother in california filed a lawsuit to stop a forced abortion. she was carrying triplets for a georgia man. the man only wants to children and requested the third be aborated. that is allowed in tear contract.
she claims in her lawsuit she is the legal mother of the triplets. >> the telegraph reveals the safest airline. for the third straight year, quantus, looked at several factors, including government audits and that saeltfatality rorts records. >> that make the top 20 are alaska able, american and united airlines. >> britain tells us about an overworked judge in italy. he's so busy, he had to postpone a civil hearing until 2019. he says he has a backlog of 500 older case, he justified the delays saying his constitutional rights protect him from forced labor. the walk post reports one fish, get this, sold for more than $100,000 at auction. a japanese sushi chain did ar
>> that works out to about $265 a pound. blue fin tuna are endangered due to overfishing. it was sold at the last new year auction at a historic fish market that will be torn down this year. extreme weather this morning continues to hit the united states. we've showed you earlier, the flooding overwhelming the mid-west and an arctic plast is finally chilling the northeast and california is preparing for a series of drenching storms. heavy rain is already falling this morning outside san francisco. jeffrey includinger is editor at large for "time" magazine and time.com. jeffrey, welcome back. >> thank you for having me? what is going on with all this weather? >> here's what's happening. we are already coming off of what's the hottest year on record 2015 and the hottest month in the hottest year, which was july some think of the earth as running a chronic fever. now, on top of that chronic fever comes the acute fever of el nino.
that usually push warm pacific water over to the west side of the pacific weaken or reverse, ae louing that warm water to slosh back east. that tends to heat up the northern -- north american hemisphere. >> we're talking el 19io. nasa says the images could rival the one of 1997, 1998, that killed 23,000 people world wide. what does that mean for us? the big snow we're having in the mid-west? what else does it mean? >> the know in the mid-west t. droughts we are seeing in central america, which are imperiling 3.9 people with food and security and 10 million people in africa food and security. you seen the images with the flooding across mississippi. we're going to see extreme heat spikes over the summer. which will affect vulnerable population, older people, sickly people, very young people.
toll than in 1998. >> it was in the '70s on the east coast for christmas. the north pole is 50 degrees higher, they say. so is this the new normal? >> this is the new normal t. problem, i'm glad you brought up the north pole. because what happens when the people gets above freezing is obviously the arctic ice cap shrinks. ice caps reflect sunlight back into space. the smaller the arctic ice cap gets the more warmth that the dark waters can absorb, so you got sort of a dangerous feedback. >> we haven't mentioned global warming. >> global warming is a real phenomenon. what i admire about the nasa scientists in these cases is they're not acknowledging every single weather event is linked to climate change. it certainly isn't. if are you a heavy smoker, not every cold will be smoke related. a lot are. you very much have to quit your pack a day if you want to stay healthy. >> given you look at science and
eknow, though, weather can affect national security. right? >> weather absolutely affects national security. any time you get food and security in any places of the world, you have a tendency for political unrest. the u.s. is no longer likes to say we're not going to be the policeman of the world any longer, still, people turn to us when you get this kind of problem. when the u.s. infrastructure is threatened the way it is along the mississippi the way it was in new orleans ten years ago, these are issues that divert funds, divert resources, that divert energy, affect shipping. all of these things go to the straight of national. >> so what can we do? >> well, what we can do, unfortunately, right now, has to steps. you can make sure there are cooling centers for older people in the summer. can you make sure we have water cons vacation in drought stricken areas we have flood law, levies, in flood-prone areas.
say it's time to address this in the long term. the paris climate accord was a very, very good sign. the u.s. as the world's leading emitter has to take the lead in curbing this problem. >> important information, thanks, jeff. >> thanks so much. olympic hurdleer and bobsleder lolo jones is right here in studio 57. on the road to a comeback in rio. we will look at how she always cloudy and the ceiling is low this morning...you cant see the strip from our stratosphere camera right now. .................. temps are in the cool 40s, but not the normal upper 30s that we'd have with clear skies or those extra cold 20s from last week. .................. the humidity is high now after we've had a few rounds of light showers from the first storm. now the second one is moving into the west. ............ heavy rain is slamming the central and northern coast and
i'm scott pelley report. i'm scott pelly. president obama is about to announce his plan for reducing gun violence. much of it to be done on his own by executive action. going around the republican-controlled congress. among the key provisions, changing a federal privacy rule to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental illness and requiring gun. dealers who sell firearms online and at gun shows. to be licensed and to require background checks on their buyers. the fbi reported yesterday that it conducted a record number of background checks for gun purchases last year, more than 23 million. the president will be speaking in the east room of the white house. with him will be 14 people whose lives have been touched by gun violence during his administration. from the massacre at fort hood to newton to charleston and of course, most recently, san
our chief legal correspondent jan crawford is at the white house. >> reporter: in addition to actions that you mentioned, the president plans to add 200 staffers for the background check system and will ask congress for money to hire 200 additional atf agents and investigators. . he's also going to ask congress for money, $500 million, for the mental health system. senior aids tell us that the president was moved to act because he failed to get legislation through congress in shootings. what e he can do. he's going to need congress to get on board. republicans are signaling that they are not on board, that they are not going to go along. speaker ryan is calling it a dangerous level of executive overreach and, scott, you can court. >> jan crawford reporting for us from the white house. the president's actions are by law quite limited.
example, to spend money on any of these things unless congress allows him to do so. this is a live picture inside the east room of the white house and the audience is listening to mark barden, who is the director of sandy hook promise. he lost his son daniel in the sandy hook elementary school massacre just a few years ago. he is making the opening remarks and he will be introducing the president shortly. a little while ago, we had a remarkable moment when another one of the guests came into the room. this is gabrielle giffords, the former congresswoman of arizona, who was shot through the head during an assassination attempt in tucson a number of years ago, more than five years ago now. a number of other people were killed in that shooting. she has been in rehabilitation ever since and has come a very long way.
when she came into the room. now as we wait for the president to be introduced to tell us about his new gun sales restrictions, let's listen in for a moment to mark barden, the chairman of sandy hook promise. >> vice president joe biden. [ applause ] [ applause ] >> the president making his way to the podium now to announce executive actions that he hopes
america. >> thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. please have a seat. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you, everybody. please have a seat. thank you so much. mark, i want to thank you for your introduction. i still remember the first time we met and the time we spent together. and the conversation we had about daniel. and that change edd. me that day. and my hope earnestly has been
country. five years ago this week, a sitting member of congress and 18 others were shot at at a supermarket in tucson, arizona. it wasn't the first time i had to talk to the nation in response to a mass shooting, nor would it be the last. fort hood, aurora, newtown, the navy yard, santa barbara, charleston, san bernardino. too many.
and the love of her husband mark, my dear friend and colleague gabrielle giffords survived. she's here with us today with her wonderful mom. [ applause ] this thanks to a great medical team, her wonderful husband mark, who by the way the last time i met with mark, this is just a small aside. you may know mark's twin brother is in outer space. he came to the office, and i said how often are you talking to him. he said i usually talk to him every day, but the call was coming in right before the meeting so i think i may have not answered his call.
that's a long distance call. so i told him if his brother scott is calling today that he should take it. turn the ringer on. i was there with gabbi when she was still in the hospital, and we didn't think necessarily at that point that she was going to survive. and that visit right before memorial about an hour later she first opened her eyes. i remember talking to mom about
but i know the pain that she and her family have endured these past five years and the rehabilitation and the work and the effort to recover from shattering injuries. and then i think of all the americans who aren't as fortunate. every single year more than 30,000 americans have their lives cut short by guns. 30,000. suicides, domestic violence, gang shootouts, accidents, hundreds of thousands of americans have lost brothers and
children. many have had to learn to live with a disability or learn to live without the love of their life. a number of those people are here today. they can tell you some stories. in this room right here, there are a lot of stories. there's a lot of heart ache. there's a lot of resilience, there's a lot of strength, but there's also a lot of pain, and this is just a small sample. the united states of america is not the only country on earth with violent or dangerous people.
to violence, but we are the only advanced country on earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. it doesn't happen in other advanced countries. it's not even close. and as i have said before, somehow we become numb to it and start thinking that this is normal. and instead of thinking about how to solve the problem, this has become one of our most polarized partisan debates. despite the fact that there's a general consensus in america about what needs to be done.
thursday i'm going to hold a town hall meeting on gun violence because my goal here is to bring good people on both sides of this issue for an open discussion. i'm not on the ballot again. i'm not looking to score some points. i think we can disagree without impugning motives or being disagreeable. we don't need to be talking past one another, but we do have to feel a sense of urgency about it. in dr. king's words we need to feel the fierce urgency of now. because people are dying. and the constant excuses for inaction no longer do. no longer suffice.
not to debate the last mass shooting, but to do something to try to prevent the next one. [ applause ] to prove that the vast majority of americans even if our voices rbt always the loudest or most extreme care enough about a little boy like daniel to come together and take common sense steps to save lives and protect more of our children. i want to be absolutely clear at the start.
again. this also becomes routine. there's a ritual about this whole thing that i have to do. i believe in the second amendment. it's there written on the paper. it garnuarantees a right to bear arms. no matter how many times people try to twist my words around, i talk constitutional law and know a little about this. i get it. but i also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the second amendment. i mean, think about it. we all believe in the first amendment, the guarantee of free
can't yell fire in a theater. we understand there are some constraints on our freedom in order to protect innocent people. we cherish our right to privacy, but we accept that you have to go through metal detectors before being allowed to board a plane. not because people like doing that, but we understand that that's part of the price of living in a civilized society. and what's often ignored in this debate is that a majority of gun owners actually agree. a majority of gun owners agree we can respect the second amendment while keeping an irresponsible law breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale. today background checks are
if a father wants to teach his daughter how to hunt, he can walk into a gun store, get a background check, purchase his weapon safely and responsibly. this is not seen as an infringement on the second amendment. contrary to the claims of what some gun rights proponents have suggested. this hasn't been the first step in some slippery slope to mass confiscation confiscation. contrary to claims of some presidential candidates apparently before this meeting, this is not a plot to take away everybody's guns. you pass a background check, you purchase a firearm. the problem is some gun sellers
different set of rules. a violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no background check, no questions asked. a recent study found that about 1 in 30 people looking to buy guns on one website had criminal records. 1 out of 30 had criminal records. we're talking about individuals convicted of serious crimes, aggravated assault, domestic violence, robbery, illegal gun possession, people with lengthy criminal histories buying deadly weapons all too easily. and this was just one website within the span of a few months. so we've created a system in which dangerous people are allowed to play by a different set of rules than a responsible gun. the right way and subjects
that doesn't make sense. by the same rules. most americans and gun. owners agree. and that's what we tried to change three years ago after 26 americans, including 20 children, were murdered at sandy hook elementary. two united states senators, joe mansion, a democrat from west virginia, and pat toomey, a republican from pennsylvania, both gun owners, both strong defenders of our second amendment rights, both with a grades from the nra, that's hard to get, worked together in good faith, consulting with folks like our vice president, who has been a champion on this for a long time, to write a common sense compromise bill that would
a gun to get a background check. that was it. pretty common sense sfuf. 90% of americans supported that idea. 90% of the democrats voted for that idea. but it failed because 90% of republicans in the senate voted against that idea. how did this become such a partisan issue? republican president george w. bush once said, i believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere to make sure guns don't get into the hands of people that shouldn't have them. senator john mccain introduced a bipartisan measure to address the gun show loophole saying, we need this amendment because criminals and terrorists have exploited and are exploiting this obvious loophole in our gun safety laws. even the nra used to support
and by the way, most of its members still do. most republican voters still do. how did we get here? how did we get to the place where people think requiring a comprehensive background check means taking away peoples' guns? each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common sense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre or the one before that or the one before that, so why bother trying? i reject that thinking. [ applause ]
of violence, every act of evil in the world, but maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one act of violence. some of you may recall at the same time that sandy hook happened happened, a disturbed person in china took a knife and tried to kill with a knife a bunch of children in china. but most of them survived because he didn't have access to a powerful weapon. we maybe can't save everybody, but we could save some. just as we don't prevent all traffic accidents, but we take steps to try to reduce traffic accidents.