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two out of millions. a pair of winning tickets are sold on opposite ends of the country in tuesday's mega millions lottery worth more than $600 million. spacewalk solution. nasa is hoping some unplanned spacewalks will be the answer to mechanical problems plaguing the international space station. and canine courage. a blind man falls onto the subway tracks in new york city and is rescued by his fearless guide dog. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, december 18th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, two winning tickets were sold for last night's mega millions jackpot, the second largest lottery prize in u.s.
history. lottery officials say one ticket was sold at a newsstand in atlanta, georgia, and another at a gift shop in san jose, california. the winning numbers are -- lottery officials say the jackpot is expected to exceed $647 million when the final ticket sales are calculated later today. now, the seller of the winning ticket gets a small percentage of the winnings and early this morning outside the san jose store, the man who says he is the owner was clearly excited. >> the lottery called me and let me know. i come and take a look, you know. but everybody here, whoa. >> mega millions changed the rules in october making it harder to win. the odds of winning the jackpot are now about one in 259
million. there were 20 tickets sold that had the five winning numbers but not the mega ball number. those tickets are worth $1 million. now, nasa has ordered the to american astronauts on board the international space station to prepare for a series of your subsequent sbaswalks to repair one of the station's two cooling units. the unit is the size of a refrigerator. the spacewalk is planned for this weekend. bigad shaban has more. >> reporter: the international space station is about to undergo some unscheduled repairs. they were forced stop science experiments. beginning saturday some of the six-man crew will be working outside. >> nasa originally hoped to do a software repair in other words do, a patchup of the system to work around the problem. they've decided they really can't do that, so they're going to stage two spacewalks, maybe three, one on christmas day, to
replace this refrigerator-sized pump module and put one on board. >> reporter: this is not the first time a coming system has been pulled down. in fact, it's the one that replaced another three years ago. >> in august 2010, the very same module the one they're having trouble with now was installed in three space walks. >> reporter: the problem has forced nasa to delay its scheduled launch of a supply from virginia. if this fails and the second cooling loop breaks down, it will be more than an inconvenience. >> if they lost the other loop, the crew would be forced to come- home because you have to have cooling to get rid of the heat from all of those electronic systems on board. >> reporter: but nasa says it's confident the fix will work. bigad shaban c bbs news re. reno, nevada, says a deadly shooting at a reno hospital did not appear to be random. a lone gunman on a third floor of a medical building associated with the renown hospital. the identity of the gunman is not known, nor is his motive.
he and we're learning more about a student who allegedly opened fire at dane very area my school. he was heavily armed and had a plan written on his body. rick salinger has our report. >> reporter: sheriff's investigators now believe that at least five areas of arapahoe high school were targetted by a gunman. on the forearm of 18-year-old karl pierson had three words written in latin. they trance a littled to "the die has been cast." there were numbers tied to the particular library and the classrooms. when he entered he asked for a speech coach and librarian tracy murphy who managed to get away. classmates said pierson almost knocked down a door while entering a classroom last wednesday, upsetting a steecher. >> she said, karl are you serious? and he said, as a heart attack. and she kicked him out and as he
was going out, he was swearing and you could tell he was like -- he was really mad. >> reporter: the sheriff's department reflects more on the arsenal he brought to the high school. a 12-gauge shotgun, 125 rounds only ammunition bandoliers around the arms and waist, and three molotov cocktails. she said she always knew he had a temper, but never expected this real-life nightmare. >> i mean i still don't believe it because i just want to wake up and it be like friday again. >> reporter: before pierson took his own life, claire davis was shot in the head. she remains in a coma in critical but stable condition. at a tribute wall for her, there were therapy dogs and plenty of tears as students try to understand how such violence could come to their school. rick salinger for cbs news, centennial, colorado. well, later today the senate is expected to vote on and pass a bipartisan two-year budget deal.
president obama says he'll sign the measure. 12 senate republicans broke ranks and joined the vote yesterday to cut off debate. tara mergener is in washington. tara, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. that senate vote was much closer than the house vote. while most republican senators do oppose this bill, 12 gop endorsements helped move it forward. the senate is expected to pass a bipartisan budget bill this afternoon. it cleared a critical test vote yesterday. >> the ayes are 67, and the nays are 33. >> reporter: it cuts the deficit by $23 billion over the next ten years and has requested targeted cuts. >> please don't use our retirement, the military retirement that's been promised to us. find it somewhere else. >> reporter: lisa wants the senators to vote against the
bill because it cuts some of the retirements for military veterans. >> my husband went to war on the fact he was promised some money in return when he got back. >> some democrats say even if the budget passes, they'll fight to restore the retirement benefits. >> how far have we fallen? do we have no shame? >> reporter: democratic senator patty murray says without this agreement, there would be big cuts to the department of defense. >> meaning furloughs, layoffs, and a threat to our national security. >> president obama says he will sign the bill if it passes. the bill cleared the house last week. if it wins a final approval today, the next stop is the president's desk. >> all right. tara mergener, washington. thank you. the federal reserve wraps up its latest policy meeting today. it will be followed by the file news conference of outgoing fed chairman ben bernanke. they're waiting to hear if they
plan to cut back the economic stimulus program. a pullback in the fed's bond buying would likely send stock and bond buying prices down. on wall street the stocks edged slightly lower. the dow jones industrial average lost 9 points. the nasdaq composite was five points lower. coming up, a daring rescue. al man stranded on the edge of a crane gets a life line from a helicopter after he tried to flee a fire below. this is the "cbs morning news." tried to flee a fire from blow. this is the "cbs morning news." [ lane ] do you ever feel like you're growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena®
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helicopter in afghanistan. six u.s. servicemembers were killed. david martin reports. >> reporter: the black hawk with seven aboard was one of two american helicopters on a daytime mission in southern afghanistan when it was forced to make a crash landing. what caused it go down is still unknown, but the second chopper saw no sign of enemy fire. initial reports reaching the pentagon said the crew did come under fire when they tried to get out of the helicopter but military officers in afghanistan have since discounted those reports. exactly how those six americans died remains unclear. one thing is certain. by the time a rescue force could get there, only one aboard was still alive. the loss of six americans was a grim reminder that while their role has switched from combat to turning and advising forces u.s. troops are still in harm's way. it was the worst single-day loss for the u.s. in the six months
since the afghan troops officially took the lead in combat operations. still, u.s. losses are down dramatically. 125 so far this year compared to 310 last year and a high of 499 in 2010 at the height of the fighting. casualties have gone down as the number of american troops has gone down from a high of 100,000 to the current 42,700. then there's the financial cost. to date the pentagon has spent more than $500 billion on the war in afghanistan. in a defense spending bill the senate is expected to pass this week would add another $80 billion to that. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. well, better weather has helped crews make progress fighting the big sur wildfire on the coast of california. it's now 20% contained. more than 100 people have been forced out of the area. the fire has destroyed 22 buildings including the home of fire chief martha karstens.
>> well, you know, we do our clearing as we're supposed to do. i try to set a good example of that. we had good clearing. it came up so fast, a steep hill, it was a windy night. there was wind from the fire. whether it's me or anyone else, it's just devastating. i've seen people lose their homes on the news and until it happens to you, to stand there and watch your home burn, it's just -- it's not what you want to do. >> the dry conditions are fueling the fire. big sur had gotten only about 16% of its normal rainfall this year. a canadian construction crane operator is recuperating this morning after a dra is now, s t ahead, your wednesday morning weather.
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the national forecast. the remains of a fast moving storm passes through new england today. heavy snow is possible in rhode island to maine. most of the midwest will be dry today, but the highs in the northern plains to the great lakes won't leave the 20s. the south will be dry, but the pacific northwest is in for rain and snow as the storm system moves ashore from the gulf of alaska. icy roads may be to blame for this pileup here in new york city last night. more than 30 vehicles were involved in the chain reaction crash on the gowanus expressway in brooklyn. at least eight people were hospitalized. the pileup also jammed traffic for hours. >> the obama administration is sending a strong message to russia over that country's treatment of gays and lesbians. the united states delegation to the upcoming sochi olympic ss will
have billie jean king and kaitlyn cahow representing the u.s. in the closing ceremonies. last month russia passed strict laws regarding gay rights. president obama said it wouldn't be appropriate to boycott the gays but he hopes some gays and lesbian athletes leave sochi with medals. >> i think it would go a long way in rejecting the kinds of attitudes we're seeing there, and if russia doesn't have gay or lesbian athletes, then it will probably make their team weaker. >> in what is seen as another message to moscow, the u.s. will not send the president, first lady, or vice president to the sochi games. when we return, subway miracle. a guide dog helps save his blind owner after they both end up on the tracks and in front of an oncoming train. we all have our little tricks. mom swaps one of my snacks for a yoplait. i don't mind i mean it's orange crème. and when mom said bobby was too edgy...
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c., some sun and clouds. tlanl will be sunshine though. same goes for st. louis and denver, but rain in seattle today, a high of 44.thoh. same goes for st. louis and denver, but rain in seattle today, a high of 44.same goes for st. louis and denver, but rain in seattle today, a high of 44. a blind man and his guide dog are safe this morning after nearly being run over by a new york city subway train on tuesday. as wcbs's john slattery reports the black lab is being hailed as a hero. >> reporter: the man who is so lucky to be alive is 61-year-old cecil williams of brooklyn. you can see him here in his hospital bed with his 10-year-old service dog orlando. he has tears in his eyes, grateful that they made it through their ordeal. the two survived a fall to the subway tracks with 1 1/2 subway cars rolling over them. >> it definitely was a miracle.
>> reporter: it happened at 136th street around 9:00 a.m. the train was not yet into the station when people on the platform saw cecil williams and his dog fall backward onto the track. >> everyone started freaking out. >> reporter: onlookers say the man looked wobbly as he stood near the edge. williams later said he felt faint. >> he was all the way backwards and i tried to pull him in. i tried to scream at him to come in because he was, you know, near the tracks. >> reporter: and then he fell. >> then he fell. >> reporter: both the dog and the man avoided being hit by the train's wheels. >> he ended up in the middle of the rails. >> reporter: bystanders yelled for the conductor to stop the train, and he did, but almost two cars passed over williams and the dog. as police and fire rescued them from under the train, williams had suffered cuts to the head, but all he cared about was his dog. >> he was semi-coherent. he asked us how his dog was doing. we told him that his dog was fine. the police officer had his dog.
>> reporter: remember, this witness said the dog tried to pull his master back from the edge of the platform. >> very smart dog. very smart dog. >> reporter: this specialist who instructs people on the use of canes say ss dogs work with their masters. >> i know there's kind of like that drop-off, kind of like the same as a curb going into the street. >> wcbs's john slattery says orlando will turn 11 and retire. williams says his medical benefits will no longer pay for orlando, so he's looking for a good home for the black lab. i think he'll find one. a security office makes an incredible catch. an airport surveillance camera captured the incident. a travel ler places the baby bow on a counter. the boy teeters and then he falls but from out of nowhere the officer dives and cradles the baby.
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zçzçtó the beatles are back. dozens of rare tracks recorded by the band 50 years ago were made available for download yesterday. mark phillips looks at the release. >> reporter: a lot of people think they don't make music like they used to. >> one, two, three, four, five. >> reporter: maybe that's why some old recordings are so valuable.
♪ well, she was just 17 you know what i mean ♪ >> reporter: the beatles weren't much more than 17 themselves when this album came out in 1963. it went straight to number one and stayed there for 30 weeks and it may still be a money spinner. it's been a long and winding road since the beatles released their first album in the uk, "please, please me," and it's come along way from "all you need is love." now all you need is a good copyright lawyer. only then h can he tell you, we can work it out. work it out by releasing now all the previously unreleased takes and bootlegged recordings from that original era in a new album. in this way the beatles company uses a new european copyright law to protect itself ownership and its earning power from the songs for another 20 years. track 15 explains what it's all about. ♪ money that's what i want ♪
>> reporter: the beatles are trying to get the money now that they didn't get then, according to record store manager j.t. rathbone. >> the beitzel the beatles didn't get very much for their recordings. they got about 20 scents per record, a couple of cents per disk, which isn't a lot. >> reporter: the record industry has known for a long time there's value in the new recordings. a new compilation is set for next year for fans old and new. >> they transfer to generations. i get 17 18-year-old kids who want yornloriginal beatles albums. there are very few artists who people of every age are interested in. >> reporter: the four mop tops reinvented the business. even though two of them are gone, they still are. mark phillips, cbs news, london. well, coming up after your
local news on "cbs this morning," a preview of fed chairman ben bernanke's final news conference today. we'll hear from anthony mason. plus the seaworld backlash. we'll look at why musical acts are cancel appearances at orlando's seaworld. and mo rocca marks the 100th anniversary of the crossword puzzle. that's it for "cbs morning news" on this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. thanks for watching. have a great day. thanks for watching. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
december 18th. i'm michelle griego. your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, december 18. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm brian hackney. frank is sleeping peacefully this morning. >> he is! lucky him! right? >> lucky him, lucky us to be here today. >> true. [ laughter ]
>> hey, guys. we have some changes coming our way in the weather. in fact, check out our hi-def doppler radar. yeah, we have some moisture that's making its way across our skies, most of the showers staying away from the bay area but we have a big change in the weather, coming. we'll talk about it coming up. >> thank you. and i have a big list of overnight roadwork out there right now. here's a live look at the san mateo bridge. it's cruising now towards hayward but the nimitz up and down the freeway we have lanes blocked, maybe five or six. we'll tell you about that coming up. right now, so south bay may be celebrating a mega millions win. 8, 14, 17, 20, 39, and the meganumber is 7. there are two winning tickets in the big mega millions jackpot one purchased at jenny's gif shop in san jose. the winners will share the second largest lottery prize in the united states, total prize at least $636 million. can you imagine? it could reach 645 million because