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thanks for watching. have a good day. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org captioning funded by cbs good morning to our viewers in the west. it is thursday february 6, 2014. welcome to "cbs this morning." a rush to restore power to hundreds of thousands waking up in the cold, much of the country will soon face another winter blast while california finally sees rain. the new olympic terror threat. toothpaste tubes. bob orr on the government's warning. cia insider mike morell on the intelligence. an inside look at the weekend that would change musical history. the man who wrote the book on the beatles is in studio 57. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye-opener, your world in 90 seconds." >> america should take it very
seriously. our intelligence people are working on issues such as this around the clock. >> a new terror threat at the olympics. >> airlines are being warned terrorists may try to smuggle explosives onto planes in tubes of toothpaste and other containers. >> opening ceremonies take place tomorrow whether sochi is ready or not. >> much of pennsylvania is still chiselling out of the ice that's cut power to hundreds of thousands. >> snow, freezing rain grounding 3,000 flights. >> forecasters are watching a third system that could move in by the weekend. >> i'm done with it. [ laughter ] >> three people arrested on drug charges following the death of philip seymour hoffman. >> the lights dimming on broadway where the 46-year-old actor made his mark. >> seahawks! >> the crowds bigger than the city of seattle itself turned out to celebrate the city's first super bowl championship. >> our plans are to hopefully win another one for you next year. >> russia is holding up containers of chobani going to athletes. >> they don't allow u.s. dairy
products -- >> dash cam catching the moment a police officer uses his car to end a chase. >> oh, that? >> did the snow knock it off or a kid -- >> a kid took the hat off. he's running. >> this is not a man in the underwear. >> a life-like statue stirring up controversy at an all women's college. >> and all that matters. >> i'd like to get that z 06 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds. [ laughter ] you tack that sucker up to six grand and it comes out of the hole like a bullet, man. >> on "cbs this morning." >> the sochi hotel, it's called the -- i think it's the two seasons -- >> toilets don't flush. the faucets puke the colored water. >> which is why the olympics are being sponsored by royal caribbean cruises. >> this morning's "eye-opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." good morning, norah. >> good morning to you, charlie. >> we begin with this -- much of the west is getting much-needed rain, but in the east winter will not quit. pennsylvania is under a state of emergency. many trees and power lines are covered with ice. >> this storm disaster is causing serious problems for power companies. more than 500,000 customers are still blacked out in the philadelphia area. chip reid is in abington pennsylvania just north of philadelphia. chip, good morning. >> reporter: well, good morning, charlie and norah, and good morning to our viewers in the west where, of kourszcourse, people are hoping for rain because of the drought. here in the philadelphia suburbs, they're getting too much precipitation. in particular, freezing rain, which is sticking to the trees snapping off branches and bringing down power lines. in this area, 130,000 people are now without power. crews worked through the night trying to restore power to hundreds of thousands of people in parts of pennsylvania. the storm dumped a foot of snow
here snapping electrical lines and causing blackouts across entire neighborhoods. residents are trying to stay warm any way they can. >> we've got a generator, so we've got lights, and we've got a little bit of heat. so i think we're good for tonight. >> reporter: villanova university, which has no heat or electricity on campus shuttered its doors for the rest of the week. >> power's out everywhere. so, i mean, the food's limited, resources are limited. >> reporter: in maryland the icy mess left 140,000 people in the dark. >> i just came in and all of the lights are out around. there's nothing open. a lot of trees down. it's really bad. >> reporter: over 100,000 more were without electricity in new york, new jersey, connecticut delaware, indiana, and arkansas. elsewhere, the problem wasn't a shortage of electricity, but salt. storm after storm has depleted stockpiles across the country forcing some cities to leave side streets coated in ice, or mix sand with salt to stretch supplies.
store shelves in illinois were empty, and in michigan prices have doubled. >> it's very difficult getting salt right now, whether it's bagged salt or bulk salt. >> reporter: parts of new york were facing a dire situation. according to governor andrew cuomo, he ordered 130 truckloads of salt to be sent to affected communities. new york city has already used up 350,000 tons of salt almost twice as much as last winter but the mayor said the city was ready for the next snowfall. >> we're planning for two days of major storm, and we have the salt reserve necessary for that. >> reporter: the reason people are so worried about salt is that in this country, about 1,300 people die every year in accidents on icy or snowy roads, and a new study shows about 85% of those accidents can be prevented by putting salt on the roads. charlie and norah? >> chip reid, thank you. and some of the blacked-out homes and businesses may get their power back just in time
for yet another storm. meteorologist megan glaros of our chicago station wbbm is watching the new threat. >> good morning, norah and charlie. there may be some widespread black ice across the new york metro area today due to bitter cold coming in in the wake of yesterday's snow. and we are talking about very cold temperatures from billings with a high today of 1 below to chicago at just 7, on off to the east coast, new york city topping out at 28. 83 degrees, though for miami. and the west coast celebrating with the possibility of rain today. portland oregon could see as much as 2 to 6 inches of snow and san francisco, as much as 1 inch of rain. now, that system does move to the east and in the weekend time period, we're looking at two different scenarios for a weekend storm system. the first is two low pressure systems staying separate as two separate storms that would mean minor snow for the midwest and the northeast, and rains for the south. but the second possible scenario merges the two storm systems off the coast, creating a nor'easter.
that would mean major snow and very high accumulations. at this point, norah and charlie, the first scenario thankfully, looks more likely. now to the olympics and the new terror threat this morning for americans heading to russia. the united states warns airline passengers might be carrying bomb parts disguised as bathroom products including toothpaste. bob orr is in washington with what led to the latest alert. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. this is a warning directed to airlines flying nonstop flights to russia. sources say the alert in part is based on new intelligence collected from female chechen suspects recently detained in europe. the u.s. department of homeland security issued a brief tear-line bulletin, warning that terrorists may hide materials inside tubes of toothpaste or skin care products. sources say the worry is that teams of operatives could smuggle those tubes aboard, along with other bomb components components and then assemble improvised explosive device
while the plane is in the air. representative peter king is on the house committee on homeland security. >> it's a real example of the type of threat that is faced by the olympics and it also shows the importance of cooperation with allies. the russians they aren't sharing anywhere near the amount of intelligence that for instance the chinese did in 2008 or the brits in 2012 or the greeks become in 2004. >> reporter: they say the threat is aimed at the olympics and sochi. it's targeted to foreign and u.s. airlines operating flights from international cities to russia, but the bulletin also applies to a handful of direct flights involving american carriers flighting nonstop from the u.s. frank cilluffo who worked counterterrorism issues for george w. bush said terrorists are innovative, always seeking ways to smuggle bomb parts aboard planes. >> in this case it happens to be toothpaste. in the past it was liquids, and in the future it could be something else.
>> reporter: officials will not identify which terror group may be at the center of this concern. but islamic radicals based in the northern caucasuses have repeatedly vowed to attack. >> terrorists have always looked to major sporting events in the olympics as lightning rods for certain activity. clearly when you're looking at sochi, it's a tough neighborhood. there's a long history of both nationalist movement and now what has been co-opted into more of a jihaddy threat in the region. >> reporter: sources say they're not aware of any specific plot. there is still no known threat to the u.s. homeland and we're told there's no evidence americans are being specifically targeted, but since 9/11 it's also true terrorists have been obsessed with aviation. they've done all kinds of research on different ways to smuggle bombs aboard planes, so while officials say we should not overreact to the new threat there are reasons to take the warnings seriously. >> bob, thanks.
mike morell is a former deputy director of the cia. he joins us from dallas. mike, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> how do you measure the concern about this threat and this kind of threat? >> charlie, i am not overly concerned about this particular threat. it's clear to me that what the intelligence community has here is some general information, some aspirational information about what folks might be thinking about, hence the general warning. but it's also clear to me that they don't have a well-placed source telling them about a specific plot, because if they did, charlie, they would be banning those products on flights as well as the russians. >> well, the russians as you know instead of banning them, what else should they be doing now? >> they should be -- i think they should be banning all liquids and gels and facial products and toothpastes on all
flights coming in to russia. i think that would be the prudent thing to do. and i think that would give the traveling public a sense of confidence. >> we are now a day away from the opening ceremonies in sochi. you are at the cia for decades. take us behind the scenes in terms of what u.s. intelligence agencies are doing at this point. >> norah, there is an awful lot of activity going on at cia, nsa, collection has been ramped up. the collection is being shared both across our government and with other governments, including the russians. at the national counterterrorism center all of the information is being brought together so that all the pieces are there and nothing is missed. the national security council deputies, of which i was a member, they are meeting regularly to oversee the whole process and to make some important decisions. so there is a lot of activity going on. >> how involved is president obama? >> he is being briefed regularly by his team.
he has a regular tuesday counterterrorism meeting with his national security advisors so there'll be one today, and i wouldn't be surprised if today's session focused entirely on sochi. >> mike let me make sure i understand clearly. as far as you know, there's no specific identifiable threat so far. >> sure. charlie, that's what i believe, yes. >> thank you so much. >> all right, mike, thank you. and this morning, new york authorities still don't know exactly what killed actor philip seymour hoffman. autopsy findings came back inconclusive. the oscar winner was found sunday with dozens of heroin packets nearby, and this morning, questions remain about the possible role of others in the tragedy. vinita nair is here with new information. >> reporter: three of the four people arrested after his death now face drug charges. while the charges don't specifically link the trio to
hoffman's death, one had at least a verifiable connection to the actor. robert vineberg appeared in court late wednesday night where he was charged with felony drug possession with intent to sell. also in court, max rosenblum and juliana luchkiw, appeared in court. vineberg's lawyers spoke out shortly after the arraignment. >> i'm hoping he will not become a scapegoat for mr. hoffman's unfortunate death. >> reporter: luchkiw's lawyer said she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> he walked into a buzz saw, and he happened to be in an apartment next to a place, apparently, where mr. hoffman was known to get drugs. but he had nothing to do with it. >> reporter: vineberg luchkiw and rosenblum remain in jail two days after they were arrested in this lower manhattan apartment
with more than 350 bags of heroin. hundreds of fans and friends of the actor gathered outside his new york city theater company last night to pay their respects. the three-time tony nominee was honored by the theater community on wednesday night as the lights on broadway were dimmed for a moment in his memory. a private funeral for relatives and close friends of hoffman is set for friday and a larger memorial service will be held later this month. charlie, norah, it's worth noting courts have found under state law drug dealers can't be held liable for a customer's death. >> all right vinita thank you. an update on a story we brought you yesterday. a top former energy official claims an attack on an american power grid was terrorism. one or more snipers opened fire in april, knocking out 17 transformers that sent power to california's silicon valley. officials moved the flow of electricity to another site to stop a blackout but the man who chaired the federal energy regulatory commission at the time tells cbs news it could be
an omen for a future attack. >> we have risks on physical security that were evidenced by this attack that have not yet been addressed that need to be addressed, in my opinion, immediately. >> it is important to note that the fbi does not believe it was an act of terror. this morning, los angeles is getting ready for rain but it won't be enough to help a severe drought. 75% of the state is in an extreme or exceptional drought. the house passed a bill yesterday to address the water shortage, but as bill whitaker reports, the crisis is turning into a political football. >> reporter: with california in the throes of the worst drought in modern history, governor jerry brown is calling on residents to do their part. >> don't flush more than you have to, don't shower longer than you need to. >> reporter: but in washington, d.c., the intensifying heat of this midterm election year highlights of working together is not in democrats' or
republicans' campaign playbooks. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: on wednesday, house republicans passed a bill to divert water to california's paunched central valley farms. on a recent visit to california, house speaker republican john boehner called the drought's devastation a manmade disaster. >> how you can favor fish over people is something that people in my part of the world would never understand. >> reporter: in a letter governor brown called the republicans' actions an unwelcomed and divisive intrusion into california's efforts to manage the severe crisis. california representative mike thompson was one of 189 democrats to vote against the bill. >> even if we pumped as much water as possible central valley farmers still wouldn't have enough. >> reporter: but in a state where republican elected officials are increasingly an endangered species -- >> i propose specific solutions to increase capacity here at
folsome -- >> reporter: -- gop candidates are running on water. political scientist john pitney. >> this is a partisan water war. the republicans are siding with farmers. the governor is siding with environmental interests. >> reporter: there's no chance the house bill will pass the democratically controlled senate, and there's no doubt the bitter drought will remain a bitter campaign issue. for "cbs this morning," bill whitaker, los angeles. and seattle is recovering this morning from a big and noisy party. 750,000 fans cheered the seahawks' first super bowl win. [ cheers and applause ] there were more people along the parade route than the entire population of the emerald city but police say everyone behaved and no one was arrested. >> go seahawks! >> absolutely. time to show you some of the morning's headlines. on wall street twitter is down sharply at this hour after reporting slow growth. but the san jose mercury news
says that comes despite major revenue growth. it doubled in the last quarter of 2013 to $243 million. twitter also says it has 241 million monthly users. that's a 30% increase from 2012. the "washington post" says a u.n. committee blasted the vatican for its handling of child sex abuse cases involving clerics. he had said the church sometimes systematically adopted policies that put children and risk. it also criticized the church teachings on homosexuality, gender equality and abortion. vatican officials call the report biassed. >> "the miami herald" looks at the bail hearing for a florida man accused in a movie theater shooting next month. curtis reeves is charged with killing a man after an argument over texting during the previews. family and friends testified yesterday that reeves a former police captain, is an honorable and even-tempered man. >> "usa today" says subway is changing its bread recipe removing a chemical also used to make yoga mats.
a food blogger recently launched a petition asking the world's biggest sandwich chain to stop using the ingredient. the plastic-based additive is legal in the u.s., but it is banned in europe and australia. and "the los angeles times" says an amputee can feel again thanks to a bionic hand. the man simulates touch. he could tell the difference between cotton pla storm clouds rolling into the bay area overnight. lots of rain falling outside continuing to see some of the heavy rainfall amounts sliding into parts of the south bay and east bay and along the peninsula. think we'll get to the back side of this system as we head in toward the middle of the day. so going to start to dry things out maybe even a couple of sunny breaks but the temperatures are going to stay cool. low 50s out toward the coastline. mid-50s inside the bay and the valleys. next couple of days, the showers going to move further north. then heavy rainfall expected
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good morning, the rain is picking up in walnut creek after a lull. i'm anne makovec. this is northbound 680 at the north main overcrossing. you can see traffic almost at a standstill there in the right lanes. water pooling on the roadways. we have had a lot of reports of people hydroplaning here in the east bay, south bay and north, as well. the rain has been falling steadily all night. the good news is not a lot of pooling or puddling on many of the surface streets because the ground is so dry, it's soaked up all of this rain. for more on your latest traffic for what is turning out to be a little bit of a rough commute, here's elizabeth wenger. thanks, anne. it is a mess still on the eastshore freeway. it is certainly our hotspot this morning after a jackknifed big rig went over the center
divide still straddling the median now. lanes blocked in bows directions approaching el portal on 80. multiple lanes blocked and big delays especially westbound jammed solid past hercules now into rodeo and continuing into berkeley. eastbound traffic improving slightly but again lanes are expected to be blocked for at least another half hour. checking the drive time right now nearly 40 minutes or westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. your latest forecast is coming up next. don't wait for presidents' day to save on a new mattress. sleep train's presidents' day sale is on now. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399.
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your abilities and talents over the years with us in bringing to us this remarkable impression of matthew mcconaughey. >> i -- i tell you what. if i win that oscar this year i'm going to go over to sochi and talk to that president they have over there and me and him are going to take our shirts off. >> not bad. >> that was good. >> really good! very good. >> go matt! welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour. thursday night football is headed to cbs. >> woo hoo! >> dan kapler is in our green room and he looks at what it
means for the nfl and for the fans. plus on "cbs this morning," the pentagon may have been overcharged for online courses teaching our troops about jewelry making and dog training. sharyl attkisson investigates a tuition assistance scam targeting the military. the first athletes are hitting the ice and the slopes this morning. officials in sochi, russia say they are ready -- they are ready for the ceremonial kickoff tomorrow, but not everybody is convinced about that. they say the hotel, construction work and other projects are still not finished. mark phillips is at sochi olympic park covering the games for us. mark, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. the olympic, the time of international good will and friendly sporting competition and maybe a little complaining about what might not be quite ready. time for an olympic reality check. finally, it seems, and not a moment too soon the
competitions have actually begun here. some of the events start a day ahead of the official opening ceremony and the story of these games may now happily shift away from pregame complaints about unfinished hotels the world's most famous twin toilets and packs of wild dogs roaming the olympic site. all of which, frankly, were less than meets the eye, although it does pay to be careful. it's a variation of the classic headline. dog bites woman. the complaints have come from some of those among the invading army of international reporters who come to the olympics and until the games begin haven't got much to write about and this isn't kansas anymore. brian costa of "the wall street journal" says the complaining can be silly, but can be telling. >> people see a manhole cover and fall through and say watch out, but those are real
concerns. >> there are always problems at the olympics and vladimir putin's games are particularly vulnerable because they've been built where there was nothing before. by and large, the actual games' facilities this is him touring the olympic athletes village are ready. in fact american athletes have been pleasantly surprised. >> i truly feel just as safe and secure here as i have in my previous two olympics. >> there are, inevitably last-minute adjustments. slope style, the most extreme of the snowboarding events has been brought here for the first time. the sochi course has been deemed too dangerous and olympic star boarder shaun white has pulled out. there's another example of the women's downhill course where some of the skiers were complaining it's too dangerous at the bottom. they're evening out a bump there. if these olympics do go downhill norah, charlie, gayle,
it will be for other reasons. >> all right, mark. thank you. this morning vladimir putin has more to worry about than the conditions in sochi, madonna, yoko ono and imagine drag inondragons, they used a concert to demand a boycott of the olympics. elaine quijano. good morning. >> the three-hour concert was for amnesty international and the highlight came toward the end of the event when members of the russian female punk band pussy riot took to the stage. >> it is my privilege and my honor, ladies and gentlemen, to introduce masha and nadya from pussy riots. >> when madonna introduced two women from the pussy riots, nadya tolokonnikova and masha
alyokhina. three of the band members were arrested in 2012 for this performance on the altar at moscow's largest orthodox cathedral where the women spewed obscenityies and putin's crackdown on political protesters. they were charged with hooliganism. nadya and masha they're trarns trance you can stage an act of protest in something in your particular country. >> last year they were freed. band members called it a public relations stunt to distract from human rights abuses. >> >> translator: we are just two individuals that spent two years in jail for taking part in a pussy riot protest action. >> and the second question is no, we don't regret doing what we did. >> the women have had a history of staging provocative performances throughout russia
including this one in moscow's red square. in an interview last year with leslie stall of 60 minutes. >> whether you advocate the overthrow of this government here? >> translator: yes we want the government to leave power because we consider it illegitimate, but we are advocating for a peaceful overthrow. >> you sang a song in a church. >> earlier this week they brought their anti-putin message to the "colbert" report. >> we don't want a shirtless man on a horse leading us. >> today six members of the man posted a letter on their blog calling out two women that,a beard at the concert. they say the women are no longer members of pussy riot and have undermined the ideals of the group who staged illegal performances in unexpected
places. charlie charlie? norah? >> we're investigating the nfl's next big move on cbs. this fall you will catch eight games on prime time thursday nights along with the regular sunday schedule. the league announced a one-year agreement yesterday. dan kaplan covered the nfl for "the sports business journal." good morning. >> what is the significance of the deal and how did cbs get it. >> cbs got it because of the strong prime timelineup. the nfl wanted the most exposure for thursday night which is trying to be in a bigger platform. you have southbound night football and monday night football. most people are not familiar with thursday night football and they're trying to deeight the next big platform. >> i remember sean mcmanus and two of the big cheeses doing the hula somewhere. are you surprised it's just a one-year deal because normally aren't the contracts much longer than that? >> absolutely.
the contracts are usually in three. the current contract for cbs, fox and nbc are four years. currently it's on the nfl network. that has not been as successful as they would have liked. the distribution of the channel is not great. the viewership has not been great at least by nfl standards. they're honestly not quite sure if this is the way they want to go. they want the cash obviously, so they're doing a one-year deal with an option for the second year. >> will that not cannibalize the nfl network should roger goodell should be concerned about that? >> the nfl network, they've been trying to build it up. it's a 10-year-old network and they're trying to build it up with the game, the ratings and distribution has not been as strong as they would like. >> all right, dan. thank you. >> thank you. ahead, sharyl attkisson with a story that you will see only on "cbs this morning." an alleged bait and switch scheme targeting the military
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thanks to our subaru. ♪ (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. for those serving in our nation's military one benefit is free tuition assistance for college courses, but that money may have made them the target of scam artists. sharyl attkisson has a story you'll only see on "cbs this morning." sharyl, good morning. >> good morning. the case is outlined in unsealed court documents. it claims a marketing company made huge profits to secretly funnel students to an unaccredited college at the wild cost of taxpayers.
sergeant barbara banghart was excited to use her free military assistance for education. she was signed up for a medical billing course at caldwell college, a private new jersey school. >> he said we would receive a free laptop we'd get a free gift card in the mail and go pick out a laptop. >> she got suspicious when she was directed to a different college, pennfoster. she said the online reviews were terrible. >> i said, what did i get myself into now. >> reporter: the odd arrangement to enroll at one college and led to another was made by a marketing company. adam boyce was hired as a recruiter and sate it was easy to sign up soldiers with military assistance. >> they're basically told this is free to you. >> this is your money, it's use it or loose it.
>> but he quickly discovered it was a bait and switch scam. >> one day i walked into the employee's office and i saw her altering or doctoring a diploma. >> they used the school to get the tuition. caldwell kept 10% and then the rest went to ed fa mill. ed fa mill's military courses taking courses like jewelry making and dog training had no idea they were paying six times more than civilians. gunsmithing was normally $708. but the same course through ed mill was over $4,000. when you found that out, what thought went through your mind?
>> i was disgusted. >> boyce quit and is calling for help for thousands of soldiers and military who have paid tuition for the past four years. nobody answered our e-mails and pennfoster had no comment. they said they no longer have a relationship and remains committed to high quality education. today banghart says that was a big waste of money. she's now attending community college to become a social worker. >> we're going out and sacrificing, being away from our families, doing something for the country and people coming in to sell us something that is false. >> nobody from the pentagon would comment, but in recognition of widespread problems for years, new rules require all schools offering courses to active duty military sign a mem
storm clouds rolling into the bay area overnight. lots of rain falling outside continuing to see some of the heavy rainfall amounts sliding into parts of the south bay and east bay and along the peninsula. think we'll get to the back side of this system as we head in toward the middle of the day. so going to start to dry things out maybe even a couple of sunny breaks but the temperatures are going to stay cool. low 50s out toward the coastline. mid-50s inside the bay and the valleys. next couple of days, the showers going to move further north. then heavy rainfall expected over the weekend. it is a home run heard around the world. babe ruth's historic promise to a sick boy. now 88 years later the family shows us what happened to that piece of baseball legacy. that's ahead on "cbs this morning."
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i'm anne makovec in walnut creek where the rain is once again picking up. we have seen it on and off mainly on throughout the evening hours and into this morning. you can see this is northbound 680 here behind me where traffic is slowing up. there is water on the roadway. we aren't seeing a lot of puddling or pooling on the surface streets though. and that is because the ground has been so very dry that it has soaked up much of the rain that has already fallen. and checking your traffic around other parts of the bay area, still seeing massive delays on interstate 80 after this jackknifed big rig. chp tells us to expect periodic closures both directions knowrd to get that jackknifed big rig out of lanes. in the meantime westbound 80 traffic very slow from rodeo
and they are temporary holding all eastbound traffic at interstate 80 approaching el portal drive in order to clear it. but it could take at least another hour. in the meantime, your drive time huge delays more than an hour westbound 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. your best bet avoid the eastshore freeway. slick road conditions around the rest of the bay area. oakland commute looks okay. but a little farther south northbound 880 approaching winton a four-car accident blocking three lanes of 880. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." lawrence checks your hi-def doppler forecast after this. bill. yep, paid that one. what about your mortgage? yep, paid that too. alright we're good then. man i feel like i'm forgetting something. eh, it's probably nothing. you worry too much ted. alright, hammer down! bank from almost anywhere with the citi mobile app. citi, with you every step of the way. bulldog: mattress discounters presidents day
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that's how bad it is. every ph >> today's "eye-opener at 8:00 a.m." is presented by prudential. i am charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. power crews and snow plows are playing catchup after another ener" at 8 storm. the system dumped up to a foot of snow from kansas to maine, and more than a million t customers in eight states lost collect. >> hundreds of thousands are still without power at this hour and it could take days to turn on all the lights. and that's right outside lvan philadelphia is chip. >> reporter: this is a good example of what is happening all good across the philadelphia suburbs. during the storm, this big tree s a per became coated in ice. this branch became so heavy because of all the weight that rbs. it snapped off and fell on these po power lines, and i think you can see back there, that white transformer just hanging by a thread, and here are some lines hanging down and another line are som here, and i don't know what hangi exactly these lines are, but i
do know that i am not going to touch them. power is out all through this area, and there are about ly 130,000 people here in big montgomery county without power, and the problem is under foot rature and the temperatures are below freezing and the back roads are still covered in ice and, by the way, because there are so many situations like this one all ike t through this area some people in this area won't have their power back on until well into u the weekend.to the charlie, norah, gayle? >> thank you. and winter's fury keeps . coming. and megan is back with us. good morning. >> good morning. we are looking at a system out west now, and that's good news r. for the west coast in that they ing. will get an inch of rain in san he francisco over the course of they'll get next 24 hours or so and as much o. as 2 to 6 inches of snowfall in portland oregon and this is associated with weather that will work eastward so we see ork the storm system pushing in into
the center portion of the nation. one of two scenarios occurred ccurs with this and this is the first be one and the best one, and also the most likely and the two y storm systems stay separate. and however, if the two systems wever, i merge, it could mean the potential for a big system on off to the eastaccumulations, and we are his just 41 days away from the start of spring in case you were he wondering. >> thank you. in sochi, russia deputy prime minister guarantees the it olympics will be safe. they point to evidence that someide way smuggle things in tooth paste tubes. president obama will not
attend the opening ceremony at the olympics and this morning he stressed america's commitment to religious freedom. >> history shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people, including the freedom of religion, are ultimately more just and peaceful and success successful, and nations that do not uphold these rights sew the needs of -- and a famous race at new a york's empire state building but you probably have never seen it run like this. >> on your marks! tha >> that's one of our producers, he made it up all 86 flights, that's 1,576 steps, and he this
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a harley davidson motorcycle donated to pope francis last year sold at auction this morning in paris, and the winning bid was nearly $284,000 and francis signed the bike but it's unclear if he ever took it out for a ride. proceeds will go to help the homeless in rome. >> that's great. >> harley davidson is an american icon and so is babe ruth, and today is the last chance to buy one of the most famous pieces of sports history. michelle miller looks at how one baseball still captured babe ruth's legend. >> oh, there it is. the history of the baseball reads like a fairytale. in 1926 an 11-year-old johnny sylvester of new jersey was injured after a horse kicked him in the head. >> from this a very serious condition developed, which is a deterioration and infection of the bone. >> doctors thought johnny might
not survive. through family connections, word got out to the two world series teams, the st. louis cardinals and the new york yankees. each team sent johnny an autographed baseball, but it was a message from yankee great, babe ruth that got all the attention. >> when babe ruth got the baseball, he promised to knock a homer. and he wrote it on the ball. >> and the babe delivered in a big way. he hit three homers that day, and just like that johnny sylvester started to get better. andrew lilley is johnny sylvester's great nephew and producer of a documentary called "i'll knock a homer for you." >> nobody would be talking about this if babe ruth never hit the home run for johnny and even if he hit it and johnny did not get better, nobody would be talking about through?
>> i have no doubt in my mind babe ruth played a big role in this. >> after the series the babe visited johnny as he recovered, and years later when ruth was sick with cancer johnny sylvester would return the favor and visit the dying yankee. today the story is making news again as the original signed ball is up for auction. >> a single signed babe ruth babe is up to $3,000 or $4,000 and it could go up to $300,000. >> when it's attached to a story this iconic? >> if you were to have george washington's axe, it's not a real story but that would be great. >> what are you expected to get? >> it belongs in the smithsonian. >> for cbs this morning, michelle miller, little falls, new jersey. >> i was going to say signed
memorabilia is great, but this has a heart-warming story about it as they try to help a little boy and the relationship between the two of them. >> put it in the smithsonian. >> i am glad it still exists and you can still touch it. >> great connection between a sports figure and a fan. the government is facing the reality of facial recognition technology. tim stevens is in the toyota green room. he looks at the first of its kind to try and protect your privacy. that's next here on "cbs this morning." technology today as they try to protect your privacy. that's on "cbs this morning." >> announcer: this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by party city. give a bouquet of red-hot balloons. party city. nobody has more for less.
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p.i.n.s and passwords are giving way to face print and technology can singing us out in realtime as we go about our business often without ever knowing. >> you can do it from a distance and continually. >> tim stevens is our editor at large. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is fascinating. lesley stahl started this. the future is everyone will have a camera on them. what will it be used for? >> right. there's plenty of applications and plenty of desire forret lots of industries to know who you are and where you're going. you can really accurately determine who somebody is just by looking at their face. you can measure the distance between their pupil, the size of their nose or mouth. you can shave a beard. but the system can still tell
who you are. >> what's the scariest? >> basically there are databases of your face matching it to your profile. they're tracking what you look like. they're using that to tag piers of you. whether you know it or approve, they're doing it. you have to go in and tell facebook not to do that. they're going to create some rules and regulations that if you do create a database you have to be part of it. you can imagine target and walmart going to facebook paying them money, putting cameras on the in trance of their stores and being able to track you when you walk in to know who you are and what part of the story you hang around. >> they want to create voluntary rules. >> facebook has been pretty cagey about what they want to do about this data. right now the government wants to put some rules in place about recommendations of what you should do with this data and
hopefully there will be something more mandatory coming. >> i'm trying to find out the benefit to it? i still don't get it. >> if you have the xbox one consol, it will recognize you and sign you in make recommendations. that stays on the xbox. it's local. the thick with facebook it's automatically tagging you, is that enough of a benefit you to give up the privacy? a lot of people would say no. >> thank you so much. ahead, the single word that means so much. >> reporter: what makes someone cool? you know it when you see it. here at the smithsonian, they put toikt the top 100 coolist americans over history. some of the picks may surprise you. that's coming up next on "cbs this morning."
morning-- we're seeing one wreck after another. a driver with t good morning, everyone. 8:26 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some headlines around the bay area. it's all about the rain. it's been a mess on the roads this morning. we're seeing one wreck after another. a drive with his top down, of all things, in a porsche crashed into a tree southbound 101 in san francisco overnight. and in richmond, a big rig was involved in a multiple car crash, highway 80 jumped the center divide. for more on what it looks like now on the roads, let's kick it over to liz. that traffic alert is in effect in richmond. lanes are still blocked in both directions of interstate 80 westbound and eastbound as you just saw there approaching el portal. we still don't have an estimated time when they are going to be able to re-open lanes. they thought they could by 8 a.m. but obviously that deadline is passed. westbound 80 particularly jammed solid all the way to the carquinez bridge. we just spotted this tweet from
"kcbs traffic" letting us know about a traffic jam on westbound 37. the signal lights are flashing red. major delays approaching 121. solid wall of traffic in parts of the south bay especially northbound 280 through downtown. bart is also experiencing systemwide delays about 5 to 10 minutes. they say it is due to the wet weather. that's your latest "kcbs traffic." check of your weather is coming up after the break.
plenty of rain overnight in cazadero 1.5" plus there overnight and still seeing some rain outside. out the door, very wet on the lens there. looking toward the golden gate bridge, more just some scattered showers there at this time. over sfo, well, we have delays of almost two hours and that's due to all the rain and the cloud cover this morning. the rain beginning to taper off a little bit although staying heavy in parts of the south bay but everywhere else just really some scattered showers. but get you in for a closer look now, you can see along the 101 we are seeing some rainfall there some heavy rainfall now into gilroy. looks like though, by the afternoon, that will have come to an end. the skies may part a little bit. we may even see a smidgeon of sunshine. the temperatures will stay cool, though. highs will only be running in the 50s. about 57 san jose. 54 san francisco. 53 pacifica. looks like a brief break tomorrow, maybe a chance of showers mainly north of the golden gate bridge. then heavy rainfall likely over the weekend both saturday and sunday. showers on monday, dry weather returns next tuesday.
from around the globe. "the wall street journal" says more men in their prime working years do not have jobs. in december 17% of men ages 25 to 54 were unemployed. technology and globalization are transformed jobs faster than some can adjust. >> britain's "the independent" it is the second day of a strike by subway workers. millions of people face long delays and overcrowding wednesday. strikers are angry about job cuts. >> "the new york times" says u.s. olympic athletes may not get their greek yogurt. 5,000 cases of chobani are in cold storage in a warehouse in new jersey. russia will not let them be shipped to sochi. american officials say getting the right approval is impossible. >> the los angeles times looks at the controversy surrounding the latest winner of tv's "the
biggest loser." rachel fredrickson lost 155 pounds. she is down to 105. critics say she's too skinny and may have an eating disorder but fredrickson says she dropped the weight by eating only 1,600 calories a day and doing a lot of exercise. >> that's a lot of weight. the name of the show is called "the biggest loser." now she's criticized. 50 years ago tomorrow the beatles landed at what is now kennedy airport for their first trip to america and all these years later, the fab four is still influencing some of the biggest names in music. ♪ all my lovin' ♪ ♪ i will send to you ♪ >> i fell in love with music through the beats. that was the first band i was exposed to and fell in love with. i still think there's never been a band as good as them. >> how much do you think their music influenced yours? >> profoundly.
people ask all the time who are the biggest influences? it's ridiculous at this point to even say it. they were the basis for me for a lot of things. they were the spark. started all of this for me. i'm very happy to be here. ♪ i will say to you ♪ >> that is adam levine of maroon 5 with anthony mason. they'll be part of this sunday's special as cbs remembers the beatles very first visit to "the ed sullivan show." bob spitz is the author of the beats, the biography. good morning. >> good morning. >> clearly the beatles changed us. did we change them? >> i think they did. by their coming to america, they pushed through that final frontier. john always said to get to the topper most or the popper most that was his phrase they'd have to break the american market. and they weren't sure that they could do it. when they came over here they thought there would be no audience for them. they were charmed by it.
>> even though they had roots in american music. >> they did have roots in american music, without a doubt. that's where they got all their influences from. >> you talked about in your book that elvis presley was a big influence. >> without a dog. when john and paul heard "hound dog," and a few other earlier - elvis songs, that did it for them. >> they couldn't believe the radio. >> the radio amazed them. they were each given a transistor radio to come back to the hotel. they were used to one station, in the uk listening to the bbc. they had that radio dplued to their ear for three weeks. they called every station in town and found out they were playing beatles records. >> much has been written about john and about the rest of the group. >> yes. >> what was the conflict between paul and john? >> with well be now we be they grew up and they grew apart.
they were 17 years old, 16 when they met. by the time the beatles hit they were 21 and by the time they were 24 and 25 they had become different people. that's what happens to most of us when we reach that age. they didn't see eye to eye, their music was going in opposite directions. paul wanted to be the fabulous mop tops. john didn't want that anymore. so he wanted to move on. >> many people think it was yoko who broke up the group. you seem to think that's the case. >> no, i don't. i think it's the fact they grew up and grew apart. they played it out. they had given us all they had to give us. >> did paul want to come back? did anybody -- did paul or john want to come back? >> i think paul from the beginning wanted -- from the very end wanted to come back. he tried to convince john a few times, even after they hadn't spoken for years, he went up to the dakota to see him and convince him one more time to play as the beats. >> when people say are you a
beatles person or a stones person what do they mean? >> there are two different forms of music. the beatles played pop rock 'n' roll. that evolved later on. the stones music came from the blues. they stuck to that. a much more raw sounded. >> was it true you got beat up as a kid because you said the beatles would never make it wouldn't last. >> i saw the beatles on "the ed sullivan show." i was 13 years old, prime age. the next day i went to my school bus stop every kid who came there had a beatles haircut except me. and i announced the beatles would never make it. in two months they'd be gone, we'd never hear from them again. two of my friends found me on the play ground at recess and kicked my butt from one end to the other and said that's for joan baez. >> you spent eight years writing a book about them. >> hope those guys are watching today. >> you did so much research for
this book. what about some of their personal struggles. >> they all had personal struggles. once celebrity hits you like that, it's very hard to handle at that age. especially in the way that it hit the beatles. you know drugs came into play and all of that. and they each struggled with it in their own way. >> everybody has a favorite beatle. >> here you go. >> everybody has a favorite beatle song. >> yes. for me "i want to hold your hand" can't beat it. the beatles, i think it's their signature song. >> classic. >> i had a different favorite beatle throughout the writing of the book. for me you know john and fault, you can't argue with that. >> what was it that made the girls go so crazy? when you look at that video from jfk? >> have you looked at their face? >> it's more than just their face, though. it's really more than that. >> they had charisma and they knew how to play it. they were like scientists when it came to turning it on.
the girls wanted to love the beatles. the boys wanted to be just like them. they had it from both sides. >> thank you, bob. >> yes. >> you can see the beatles, "the night that changed america," a grammy salute sunday night at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on cbs. and the musical greats are part of a portrait gallery. jan, good morning. >> good morning. thank you, nor rawah, you've got it or you don't. we all know when someone is cool. but it's hard to describe why. well, the smithsonian is trying to answer that question. they've put together photographs of 100 americans they say represent the ultimate in cool. some of the picks are no brainers. but some of them might surprise you. ♪ >> when you think of the world
cool, you can thank lester young. ♪ in the 1940s, the legendary jazz saxophonist literally defined the word. >> he talked about, you know i'm cool to describe that he was relaxed. >> reporter: young is considered the father of american cool. which is the name of an ambitious new exhibit at the smithsonian's national portrait gallery. frank goodyear is one of the curators. >> we're asking the question what does it mean to be cool in america? >> reporter: when you walk through the exhibit you see the cool have one thing in common. >> a successful rebel. they are the individuals who, through a signature style, have broke with tradition but have tapped into something that has wide sort of popular appeal. >> reporter: they are musicians like billy holiday. ♪ please don't talk about me when i'm gone ♪
>> reporter: the key. ♪ shake rattle and roll ♪ >> reporter: and the man in black. ♪ work ♪ working for some man who may not know at all who i might be ♪ >> reporter: jackson poll lack, actors athletes and political figures. they reflect their generation and leave a lasting impact on culture. >> what we're looking for is who was cool in that moment. >> reporter: joel dinnersteen is a professor at tulane university and the exhibit's other curator. >> who does that generation see to represent them? i think it changes over time. >> reporter: ma can be cool in the 1970s, like john travolta who made the cut, may not be cool today. the exhibit show cases a chronology of cool. in the 1950s, cool had a relaxed intensity yet still defiant and rebellious. >> i'm sorry, right here in front of me is the biggest rebel, james dean. >> he became sort of embodiment of this kind of cool kind of
detached youth. >> reporter: there's miles davis and frank sinatra, humphrey bogart and lauren bacall. >> reporter: the video features video clips as well. you can see what cool in this case, hot look like at the time. >> what did you do that for? >> been wondering whether i liked it. >> what's the decision? >> i don't know yet. >> reporter: in the 1960s and '70s, cool had a different look. for a different era. >> you know the funny thing about cool, it's no the that easy to define. but it's like you know it when you see it. look at that. >> reporter: it was counterculture, steve mcqueen bob dylan. >> of course jimi hendrix. >> yes, no exhibition would be complete without jimmy. >> reporter: certainly not one on cool. ♪ oh, foxy lady ♪ >> reporter: today's legacy of cool includes people like willie nelson kurt cobain prince and quinton tarantino. and cool doesn't always run in families or couples.
>> so jay z is cool? >> absolutely. >> beyonce is not. >> extraordinary musician perhaps the great female musician of her era but not cool. look at jay z. that's cool. >> reporter: now the american cool exhibit also provides a list of those who didn't quite make the cut. the alt 100. the curators toll me the figure who provoked the most heated debate was jerry garcia. half of the selection panel said he has to be in it. the other half said if he's in it, we're not going to show up. he's in the second tier. they expect these debates to be argued among the public, they won't agree with uhl at selections but that kind of arguing back and forth is kind of cool. charlie, norah, galeyle. >> so is leather and jeans. >> rocking the leather look.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ told ya you could do it. (dad vo) i want her to be safe. so, i taught her what i could and got her a subaru. (girl) piece of cake. ♪ (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru a subaru. miles of unexplored caves are in one man is on a mission to find and buy as many as he can. he's out to save a hidden world. >> reporter: on the surface, john ackerman's corn field in southeastern minnesota looks pretty ordinary.
who gaves caving in the middle of winter. >> it's the best time to go caving. >> reporter: one man is determined to protect its unique subterrainian environment. >> how many caves do you own? >> i've discovered 45 caves so far. over 40 miles of underground caverns. >> through his organization minnesota cave preserve ackerman has been buying up caves and the land over them since 1989. spending what he guesses is around $4 million. >> my biggest thrill is being the first one to introduce my life into blackness. each cave system is unique into itself. some of them are raging rivers waterfalls, immense rooms. >> it's not just the unknown or the unexplored.
when john ventures into a cave for the first time, it's in complete darkness. we brought in a half dozen lights. this is what it looks like when we turn them off. you'd think something made of solid rock would be indestructible. but ackerman says the caves are actually under constant threat from above, from things like frac'ing pollution or commercialization. >> you can't protect what you don't know. and so it's so critical to have these caves protected and studied. >> for scientists, ackerman says the history etched in stone here holds clues to the earth's evolution. what the weather and wildlife were like before recorded history. >> why is that important to you? >> well because we pretty much pluner itted our natural resources above ground. these are incredible rare and need to be protected so that scientists and others can study
these caverns long into the future. >> reporter: within he talks about caves carved out over aeons, ackerman takes a long view. >> i took legal steps to establish a formal cemetery above this very room. i have also gotten permission from the state of minnesota to be buried in this room. i'd like to see them attempt to commercialize this cave and run tours over my dead body. >> reporter: but as much as he loves his caves, ackerman hopes that final stay here is a long time off. for "cbs this morning," michelle miller, spring valley, minnesota. >> he really loves his
in san jose ... an arson suspect is scheduled to enter a plea good morning, everyone. 8:55 your time. i'm frank mallicoat. get you updated on some headlines now on this thursday. happening later today. in san jose, an arson suspect scheduled to enter a plea. police say 48-year-old patrick william brennan has admitted starting a series of fires last month. one of them did five million dollars of damage to a warehouse. brennan has a history of arson convictions. our first big soaker this season is making for a rough commute. check out this accident. southbound 101 in san francisco, a porsche swerved off the road and hit a tree. the driver had the top down. and in richmond a big rig was involved in a multiple car crash, highway 80, jumped the center divide causing a big traffic mess. liz will have more on that coming up in a moment. but first, here's lawrence on the first two of big storms here in the bay area. some parts of the bay area over an inch of rain, some
places in the wettest spots over 1.5" in the north bay. still seeing some showers around the bay area right now. delays at sfo of up to 2 hours there. that's because of the rain and all the clouds. all the stormy weather rolling through overnight, but most of it now beginning to slide a little further to the south and east so things will be tapering off still some scattered showers, but by the afternoon, maybe those skies part just a little bit. i think we'll start to dry out. but temperatures are going to stay cool. about 53 in pacifica. 54 in livermore. 52 degrees in san rafael. next couple of days, the rain line moves a little further north. and then on saturday and sunday, it comes roaring back with a chance of some heavy rainfall, showers into monday, dry weather returns by next tuesday. we're going to check out your "kcbs traffic" coming up next. during flu season. but does it hurt? nah. get a really sweet bandaid! anything else i should know? here's a thought try scoring more points on the other team.
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