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2013 comes to a bitter cold end for millions of americans, and it looks to be a snowy start to 2014, with as much as a foot of snow predicted for parts of the northeast. we won today. it may be a small victory, we only got a few more days, but today was a real hard day for me. >> a judge allows a family to keep a brain-dead 13-year-old on life support, despite objections from the hospital where she's being treated. ooh! >> a fiery train derailment fuels fears of a health hazard. hundreds are urged to evacuate in a north dakota town when a train carrying crude oil goes up in flames.
give us some -- >> and the show must go on. a television reporter passes out, live on the air, but recovers in time to finish the out, live on the air, but recovers in time to finish the interview. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, december 31st, 2013. good morning, good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. and we begin this morning with bone-rattling cold weather that's covering the central u.s. and moving east. the arctic air mass has produced snow and ice, causing power outages from wisconsin to maine. there are windchill warnings in north dakota, minnesota and michigan. travel is difficult due to heavy snow in iowa. and the northeast may be in for a major snowstorm to begin the new year. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has more. >> here we go, the final day of 2013 and cold is going to be the rule for a lot of folks. especially in the north central
united states, up in the northeast, as well as below average temperatures it will be bitterly cold in places like minnesota and north michigan. so you definitely have to bundle up if you're heading out to end one year and start another. and there's the core, 6 below zero in minneapolis. 8 below in bismarck. even atlanta into the 30s. the warm stuff in south florida or southern california with 50s in los angeles at the stroke of midnight. but the big celebration in times square will be falling through the 20s and into the teens. windchill values 0 to 10. so a very cold one. a lot of folks, a lot of friends there to keep each other warm. that's a good thing. then as we head to 2014, another storm system spreading rain and snow in the northeast. this could be a significant snow system thursday night and friday. perhaps bringing more than a foot of snow to places like new york city, hartford and boston. i'm eric fisher for cbs news.
residents of a small town in southwest north dakota have been forced to evacuate following a derailment of a train carrying crude oil. it derailed 25 northwest of fargo. railroad officials say about 20 cars caught fire and burned through the night. there were several explosions. susan mcginnis has details. >> reporter: explosions sent flames and thick black smoke billowing into the sky after a train carrying crude oil derailed near casselton, north dakota, about half an hour west of fargo. >> we were taking a nap, then all of a sudden, we heard this big boom. and we ran outside and seen black smoke and then orange smoke. >> reporter: as night fell monday, local authorities warned a shift in the winds could push potentially toxic fumes from the blaze over the town of casselton. >> there's a very heavy plume of smoke and carcinogen from the burning wreckage of those cars. >> reporter: police urged all 2400 residents to evacuate. >> just grab whatever and leave because they were like outside my house waiting for us to leave.
officials from bnsf company believe a train hit carrying crude oil sparking an explosion and fire. a team from the national transportation safety board is on wait to help figure out what caused the accident. crews are letting the blaze burn itself out. so investigators are not expected to get close enough to gather evidence until later today. susan mcginnis cbs news. well, to the research vessel that's been trapped in antarctic ice for a week. it now appears the passengers will have to be rescued by helicopter. the russian ship has been stuck in the ice since christmas eve about 1700 miles south of new zealand. three rescue icebreakers were unable to reach the ship. the last one was turned away by snow and fierce winds yesterday. weather conditions aren't expected to improve before tomorrow. >> it just taunts us because the southeasterly winds are
brings this miserable weather and keeping the packed ice up around us and packing us in. we're stuck at the moment until the wind shifts or we can get good weather to get helicopters in. >> 74 passengers and crew are on board. if all goes as planned, helicopters will remove the passengers. the crew will remain on board and wait four the ice to break up. a california judge has ordered that a 13-year-old girl be kept on life support for another week. jahi mcmath has been declared brain-dead. her doctors say there's no chance she will recover, but her family believes she will pull through. teresa garcia has our report. >> reporter: the family of jahi mcmath is celebrating a victory. about an hour before an oakland california hospital could have pulled the plug on life support for the 13-year-old girl, a judge ordered she be kept alive. >> she's alive. she's warm. i go in there and let her know all the time. we won today. only a small victory, only got a few more days but today was a hard day for me.
>> reporter: jahi underwent a tons tonsilectomy on december 9th, she appeared fine, but began bleeding out of her nose and mouth. jahi went into cardiac arrest and never regains consciousness. doctors declared her brain-dead three days later. that touched off a battle between the hospital and a lawyer representinging jahi's family. >> the young lady -- the doctor said she was deceased. the independent physician approved that she was deceased. >> brain-dead. you need to be clear. brain-dead is not the same thing as death of the body. >> reporter: late monday, the hospital issued this statement. >> children's hospital of oakland has been informed by the court that it's extended its temporary restraining order until january 7th at 5:00 p.m. and we will comply with that order. >> reporter: jahi's family said it has found a facility in new york that will care for her and arrange for an air ambulance to get her there. teresa garcia, cbs news, los angeles.
overseas, the president of the international olympic committee says he's confident the winter olympics in sochi, russia, that begin in 18 days will be safe and secure. in volgograd, suicide bombers struck the rail station on sunday and a trolley bus yesterday. at least 33 people were killed. and the debate over the deadly attack over the u.s. diplomatic post over in benghazi, libya has been renewed by a "the new york times" investigation. as chip reid reports the conclusions back up the white house version of events. >> reporter: the obama administration has denied that the attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi was planned or led by al qaeda, a stance that is backed up by "the new york times." after months of investigation, the paper said it turned up no evidence that al qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault. the times concluded that the attack was led in part by a local militia commander ahmed
abu khattala. khattala, "the times" says had anti-american views but no known affiliations with terrorist groups including al qaeda. the times also said contrary to claims by some members of congress the attack was fueled in large part by anger at an american made video. that's consistent with what susan rice, then u.s. ambassador to the united nations said on cbs "face the nation." >> it began spontaneously in benghazi as a reaction to what occurred hours earlier in cairo, which, of course, you know there was a violent protest outside our embassy sparked by this hateful video. >> first of all, it's absolutely inaccurate. >> reporter: mike rogers, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, has led
an extensive investigation of the benghazi attack. >> we found absolutely no evidence that that video was involved in this whatsoever. as a matter of fact, most of the information about the video didn't even start surfacing in social media, we found, until after the event had happened. >> reporter: he agrees that militia leader khattala was involved. >> we do think that he had a role, if not a leading role, in the event. but to say that there was no al qaeda affiliate organizing, helping and participating would be completely inaccurate. >> reporter: this past summer, u.s. prosecutors charged khattala in connection with the attack, but libya has refused to turn him over. last year, in an interview with cbs news, he said he had nothing to do with the attack. chip reid, cbs news, honolulu. israel released more than two dozen palestinians from prison monday as part of a u.s. effort to restart peace talks. hundreds of relatives and well-wishers gave them a hero's welcome upon their return to the west bank in gaza. all have served sentences from 19 to 28 years. the release provoked anger
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monday. it was sent up a 130-foot pole over times square. and then back down again. the ball is lit by 32,000 l.e.d. lights. as many as 1 million people are expected in times square for the ball drop. l.e.d. lights are becoming more and more popular in the home. they use far less electricity than standard light bulbs. and thanks to federal law, their use will only grow in 2014. while it looks like it's lights out for the incandescent bulbs you've been using for years. bigad shaban reports. >> reporter: craig keeps the front of his hardware store stocked with bulbs but not the traditional kind. here in california, 40 and 60-watt incandescents were replaced with more energy official bulbs more than a year ago. the rest of the country will have to follow beginning january 1st. how much more can a customer expect to pay? >> a customer is going to pay anywhere from two to four times more for a bulb. >> reporter: the government said l.e.d. and compact fluorescent use about 25% to 85% less energy and can last up to 25 times longer.
this homeowner said switching out 20 light bulbs in his home saves him about 100 a year. >> the cheapest thing as a homeowner that would drop your energy bill. all of them using one-fourth or one-sixth the energy to provide the same amount of light is a significant savings. >> reporter: stores can still sell the 40-watt and 60-watt incandescent bulbs until they run out. 75 to 100 bulbs were fazed out. he says it's left many customers in the dark. >> they didn't understand why the incandescents were going away. or didn't know they were going away. >> reporter: the government estimates that homeowners could save $26 billion in 2015 with this simple switch. bigad shaban, cbs news. strait ahead, those new light bulbs making an impact on how much energy we consume.
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>> anne-marie, good morning. stocks in asia were mostly higher on the final trading session of the year. china's shanghai composite gained nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng was unchanged. tokyo's nikkei was closed for the holiday. here on wall street, the dow is up 26% for the year. the most since 1996. yesterday was a quiet day. the dow jones industrials gained nearly 26 points. the nasdaq lost 2 points. americans are using less electricity. the energy information administration says power usage as declined for a third year in a row, to levels not seen in a decade. higher energy costs and more efficient homes and appliances are part of the reason. some tvs use 80% less power than older models. federal officials have chosen six states as test sites for commercial drone aircraft. businesses, farmers and government have been making
plans to deploy the unmanned aircraft when the faa gives the go ahead. alaska, nevada, new york, north dakota, texas and virginia will host the research sites. the testing will determine if the drones can operate safely in populated areas. and if you like big tvs, look at this. samsung is selling a 110-inch ultra high-definition set that has four times the resolution as regular hd tv. the set will be available in china, the middle east and europe. the price tag, about $150,000. so far, samsung says it's received ten orders from the middle east. anne-marie, here in new york city, a popular tourist attraction appears to be on its last legs. mayor-elect bill de blasio says he plans to outlaw those horse-drawn carriages that take folks on rides through central park. animal activists say new york
streets are too dangerous for the horses. carriage drivers say allegations of horse abuse are ridiculous. anne-marie. >> a lot of strong emotions on both sides of that issue. as long as the horses are well taken care of, that's the most important thing. marlie hall of the new york stock exchange, thank you so much, marlie. when we return, on-air scare. a reporter doing a live television interview suddenly faints. but that doesn't stop her from doing her job. get outdoors... eat healthy... and choose colgate total®. it does more than protect, it actually helps improve mouth health. [ male announcer ] it fights germs for 12 hours, in 24 hours starts to fortify enamel, and in 4 weeks helps improve gum health. you can do it with colgate total®. [ male announcer ] do more than protect. improve mouth health with colgate total®. and use the whole line for even better results. ♪ [ female announcer ] at 100 calories, not all food choices add up. some are giant. some not so giant. when managing your weight,
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here's a look at today's le, forecast in some cities around the country. washington, d.c. will be sunny today, 45 the high. atlanta, some clouds. sunny in st. louis. and sunshine in denver, but rain in seattle today. ♪ in sports, nfl teams left out of the playoffs are pondering their futures, and some aren't waiting long to make changes at the top. five teams dismissing their coaches within 24 hours at the end of the regular season. coach ron chudzinski of the
cleveland browns was fired sunday after one season. washington says good-bye to mike shanahan. after four seasons. minnesota's leslie frazier, tampa way's greg schiano, and detroit's jim schwartz were also let go. and a tv reporter made a smooth recovery. brooke graham of our affiliate kutv is fine after passing out during a live interview sunday. >> so i'm here with richard from the utah nordic alions from utah. you guys are teaching me how to cross country ski. give me some -- >> moments later, graham pops back up and continues the interview while sitting. in a bloog post, she later wrote, it wasn't the first time she passed out in high altitudes. she does plan to get checked out by a doctor to make sure it's not tied to something serious. someone deserves a raise. coming up, the year in review, a look back at 2013. i'm anne-marie green.
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here in new york city, a fair of paintings linked to best-selling novels are attracting a huge following. anthony mason took a look for himself. >> reporter: she arrived at new york's frick museum like a touring mega star. "the girl with the pearl earring" was given a room of her own. lines formed, visitors gawked at the vermeer's masterpiece. >> it's amazing. it's just lovely. i mean it's just lovely. >> reporter: judy blakey and sarah campbell came from york, pennsylvania to see her. what is it about her expression? >> it's the way her mouth is open and that surprise look on her face. i just think it's beautiful. >> reporter: but something happened in another room at the frick. another dutch painting started drawing attention. a painting of a pet goldfinch
chained to its perch. this is the new star? >> there is a new star, maybe a co-star. >> reporter: margaret iacono is assistant curator at the frick. it's actually quite small. >> it's very small. >> reporter: the book is donna tartt's new best-selling novel named for the painting. >> i am in the middle of the book. >> reporter: is that why you're here? >> yes. >> reporter: sue anderson came from atlanta. so was it worth the trip? >> it was absolutely worth the trip. it's pretty magnificent. i mean, just to see it. >> reporter: what has it done to attendance, what's happened? >> our numbers have soared. we've had the greatest attendance we've ever had. >> reporter: in the gift shop, the goldfinch now has its own tote bag, just like the girl, whose fame also soared after the subject of a novel in 1999. like vermeer, carel fabritius
who painted "the goldfinch" lived in the delft in the hague, but an explosion in a gunpowder factory killed the artist and destroyed most of his work. when the goldfinch's home museum in the hague destroyed the painting in 2003, they discovered microscopic damage. >> they surmised that perhaps the paint was in the rubble. >> reporter: if that's the case, the bird's survival is very remarkable. >> very remarkable. sort of like the phoenix. kind of rising out of the ashes. >> reporter: two masterpieces now have found new audiences because of novels. >> isn't it great that culture lives. >> reporter: at age 360, "the goldfinch" is suddenly an ingenue in the art world. anthony mason, cbs news, new york. >> talk about taking a close look. well, coming up on "cbs this morning," a closer look at the security challenges for the sochi winter olympics in the
wake of the russian bombing attacks. plus, more on the faa drone testing, we'll look at the commercial potential and the big money involved. and dr. david agus looks at the science of hangovers, hopefully the cure, too. that's the "cbs morning news" for this tuesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
looks like we have some clouds rolling through our skies today and looks like it will stay mild. no rain in the forecast just yet. will that change for the new year? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the roads are nice and dry as lawrence said and everything is light, as well. of course, this is new year's eve so we are not expecting a full morning commute. we'll show you where there is overnight roadwork. >> we think you would be busier tonight than this morning here in the city anyway. >> action packed. >> thank you. some developing news now in san francisco. a police officer was hurt during a high-speed chase through several neighborhoods. the chase began around 9:00 last night and ended when the suspect crashed near the southeast corner of golden gate park. >> the incident started in the bayview district. officers went up to a car to take a person of interest. he made some movement consistent with having contraband or a