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winter's coldest weather yet. a dangerous arctic air mass sending bone-chilling temperatures through most of the country. jury selection begins in the trial of boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. and a dramatic survival story. a remarkable young girl survives a plane crash that kills her family and then leads search crews to the wreckage. >> she said mom and dad are dead, we had a plane crash, and the plane's upside down. captioning funded by cbs this is the this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, january 5th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well this morning a bitter blast of arctic air is sweeping into the eastern two-thirds of the country. a dip in the jet stream is
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bringing the potentially dangerous cold down from canada. the deep freeze has descended on minnesota where steam is rising off lake superior. the temperature in some parts of the state fell to below 20 degrees below zero. lauren cassie of wcco has the defrigid forecast. >> a jet stream pattern known as the siberian express will drive arctic air into the midwest and northeast and the coldest of this outbreak will arrive wednesday night into thursday and the biggest shock will be felt in parts of the northeast where right now unseasonable temperatures in the 50s and 60s are being enjoyed. by midweek the grip of old man winter will be taking hold running 20 to 30 degrees below average. this means 20s and teens in cities such as philadelphia, new york city, and boston and lows in the single digits to below zero. >> meteorologist lauren casey of
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our station wcco in minneapolis. meanwhile they're cleaning up after a line of tornadoes. a tornado hit in jasper county saturday. it left furniture strewn across yards. a tornado that struck rural southeastern georgia sunday ripped a mobile home from its foundation, and a man and woman trapped inside were injured. in the atlanta area powerful winds toppled trees and spread debris. jury selection begin this morning in the boston marathon bombing trial. dzhokhar tsarnaev faces 30 federal counts. among them murder and mass destruction. his older brother died after a fire fight with officers. don champion is in boston. good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. once the jury is seated this is expected to be a lengthy trial. proof of that can be seen in the
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potential witness list which is about 700 names long. 12 jurors and six alternates will soon be chosen to determine the fate of the surviving suspect in the boston marathon bombing. the process of choosing jurors from more from a pool of more than a thousand people could take weeks. the trial will certainly open old wounds for bombing survivors including heather abbott. >> certainly it will bring up a lot of what happened obviously two years ago and a lot of emotion. >> reporter: two pressure cookers packed with nails and ball bearings exploded near the marathon finish line killing three people and injured 260 others. prosecutors pros prosecutors claim the brothers cared out the retaliation for u.s. actions in muslim countries. the defense attorney for dzhokhar tsarnaev tried to move the case from boston claiming their client could not get a fair trial here.
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>> reporter: they'll know focus the relationship between the two brothers. >> what this defense wants to show is whether or not this was a young man who was influenced and under the influence of his older brother who was the mastermind. >> reporter: tsarnaev could face the death penalty. during the trial jurors are expected to be shown video that parentally shows him placing one of the bombs near one of the attacked youngest victims. as you can imagine, security is already high in and around the federal courthouse here in south boston. even the media is being kept a block away from the building this morning, anne-marie. >> don champion in boston. thank you, don. this morning we're learning more about the ordeal of a 7-year-old girl who walked away from a deadly plane crash this weekend. sailor gutzler is the only one who made it outside alive. federal investigators hope she can help determine the cause of the accident. adrianna diaz is in the hometown
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of nashville, illinois. >> reporter: the plane originated in key west, florida, and was bound for mt. vernon in illinois when it crashed in kentucky, four miles from the nearest airport. >> there's a 7-year-old female little girl who's just come to the door saying her parents were killed in a plane crash. >> reporter: sailor gutzler escaped with a broken wrist and minor injuries. kentucky state police lieutenant brett white interviewed her shortly after the crash. >> the plane was upside down. she utilized her noninjured arm and hand to free herself from the aircraft. there was a small fire at the site of the crash. she contemplated taking some type of stick to somehow possibly light that to use it as a torch to illuminate her path. >> reporter: sailor began a difficult walk through the woods. >> she navigated briars and bushes. she navigated significant lines
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and was able to make it out to safety. >> reporter: in near freezing temperatures sailor hiked three-quarters of a mile wearing just shorts and a t-shirt when she saw a porch light. 71-year-old larry wilkins answered the door. >> she was barefoot by the way. she had one sock on her feet and she walked all that distance. hr her other four family members were killed including sailor's father pilot marty gutzler, her mother kimberly her 9-year-old sister piper, and 14-year-old cousin sierra wilder. >> adriana diaz in nashville, illinois. new york city police officer wenjian liu was laid to rest on sunday. hundreds of nypd officers again turned their backs on mayor bill de blasio, a sign of the rift between the mayor and ranks and
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file. liu was shot execution style in his patrol car with his partner rafael ramos two weeks ago. and divers scouring the java sea for airasia flight 8501 ll face better conditions today. better weather could aid them in finding the plane's fuselage. at least 34 bodies have been recovered from the water. kris van cleave shows us how relatives of the 162 on board paused to pray one week after the plane went down. >> reporter: 46 members from 14 families from the parish were on board airasia flight 8501 when it crashed. the church's pastor offered grieving relatives encouragement during his sunday sermon. >> one of the tasks we have ahead is actually to care for all of these family members who have been left behind. >> reporter: meanwhile searchers located more bodies sunday. so far 34 victims have been found. they also found another large piece of wreckage, the fifth. the driving rains and heavy winds are making task difficult.
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>> it's about 2 to 4 feet, increasing to about 4 to 6 feet when the rainfalls come in. >> reporter: despite the weather, a malaysean warship found more personal items sunday including a pair of glasses and bag contains shoes. the cause of the crash is still unknown but malaysean authorities believe weather may have been a factor. kris van cleave, cbs news. a massive fire in south australia has forced thousands of people from their homes. at least 26 homes have been destroyed or badly damaged by the flames. that number is expected to increase. more than 800 firefighters are battling the fire and almost 30 people have been injured. north korea is blasting the u.s. over new sanctions in the wake of the sony hack attack. a government spokesman criticized the measures sunday and said they'll do nothing to weaken the country. on friday the u.s. slapped sanctions on ten north korean officials and three organizations. the white house says they're it's just starting to respond to
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on friday the dow gained 9 points, the s&p 500 lost a fraction, and the nasdaq was down a point. asian stocks split on worries of growth. hong kong fell half a percent. tokyo's nikkei lost a quarter percent. for shoppers, free shipping is a great deal, but retailers could be struggling to turn a profit after offering free delivery for most items this holiday season. we'll learn more when companies report financial results for the fourth quarter. in the third quarter, 68% of online purchases had free delivery, up from 44% in 2013. doctors are facing cuts in medicaid payments. under the affordable health care act, primary care docktorktors who see medicare patients will see their fees reduce fourth degree % on average. that is according to the urban institute. some doctors and consumer advocates warn that those reductions could make it more difficult for medicaid patients to get treatment. the pilots at american
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airlines will vote on a proposed new contract. the union board accepted the final contract and will put it to a ratification vote. if approved the pilots will get an immediate 23% pay raise. if the majority of the pilots reject the tentative agreement, the dispute will go to arbitration. and at the weekend bach office, "the hobbit" was at the top again. "the hobbit: battle of the five armies" was at the top again. it earned more than $21 million in ticket sales. in second place was "into the woods," and "unbroken" was third. anne-marie? >> jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. straight ahead, your monday remembering longtime espn anchor stuart scott. ort digestive health...and maintain...that word. you know what it tastes like in water? water! except this water makes you feel great. benefiber. now in stick packs.
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well. in sports now the cowboys and the colts made it through the first round of the nfl playoffs. dallas did it with a late comeba inst detroit, b with just over two and a half minutes remaining, tony romo threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to terrance williams to put dallas on top. the cowboys beat the lions, 24-20, and play the packers in green bay on saturday. indianapolis's andrew luck through for 376 yards including a touchdown pass to donte mon trees and four field goals were hit as indianapolis beat cincinnati, 26-10. the bengals became the first nfl team to lose four consecutive opening round playoff games. the colts play denver next sunday. well this morning longtime espn sport sscaster stuart scott is being remembered for his
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enthusiasm, unique style, dedication, and love of life. he died yesterday at 49 after battling a long bout with cancer. mark albert has our report. >> who's got the best left hook and right cross in sports. >> reporter: even at a network full of personalities scott stood out for his flair and his signature delivery and charismatic one-liner. >> boo-yah! it's as cool as the other side of the pillow. >> reporter: a few viewers claimed his style was abrasive and demeaning, but over the next 21 years anchors adopted it. fans emulated him, and his reach went beyond the realm of sports. on sunday sports joined them to mourn. president obama said over the years he entertained us and in the end he inspired us with courage and love. nfl network's rich eisen eulogized his espn co-anchor
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sunday. >> a groundbreaking broadcaster in the world of sports television. i love this man. >> scott joined espn 2 in 1993. in 2007 he was diagnosed with cancer and battled it into remission. but the cancer came back in 2011 and again in 2013. throughout years of exhaustive treatments scott kept anchoring. that toughness and determination attracted admirers across the country. in july accepting an award for perseverance scott spoke movingly about his mortality and said his two daughters are why he could not stop fighting. >> when you die, it does not mean that you lose cancer. you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live. >> reporter: and in that scott signed off as the champ. mark albert, cbs news, washington. >> well, when we return, drawing the battle lines. we'll see how the gop congress
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. and here's another look at this morning's top stories. the eastern two-thirds of the country will be in the grips of bitter cold this week. a dip in the jet stream will deliver the arctic air from canada. it will be far below zero in parts of the upper midwest. atlanta could hit 15 degrees. and jury selection begins this morning in boston in the boston marathon trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev. selecting the panel from a pool of more than a thousand could take weeks. the new congress is getting ready for the swearing-in on tuesday.
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the new senate majority leader mitch mcconnell will be getting 13 new senators, all but one of them republican, as the party takes control of the chamber with a 54-vote majority. in the house john boehner will be getting 58 freshmen including 43 republicans. at the vatican pope francis named 20 new cardinals. in st. peter's square the pope said the cardinals came from 18 nation. he also announced a meeting of the cardinals on reform of the vat can's administrative bureaucracy. an underground beer pipeline is coming in belgium. the pipeline could dramatically reduce the number of trucks in the city of bruges. it will be capable of carrying 1,500 gallon of beer an hour. they sure do like their beer. coming up after your local news on "cbs morning news," the device on taking a break on your mobile devices. i'm anne-marie green.
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an investigation is under way into a dramatic jeep fire. it was caught on tape in san diego sunday. the driver had just bought the suv two days before it suddenly caught on fire. no one was hurt. it was only the second time the owner had driven it. when the fire was put out, all that was left was a burnt out shell. president obama is back at the white house this morning after his vacation. the president and first family returned by helicopter to the white house sunday. they completed their annual two-week vacation in hawaii, the sixth of his presidency. it included a lot of golf and relaxing on the beach and they flew home from honolulu on saturday. honolulu has a common but very serious problem at its airport. bird strikes. chip reid looks at a unique approach in fighting it.
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>> reporter: at honolulu international airport, planes land or take off every few minutes and at a military air base, it adds to the mix. but in this tropical paradise there is a problem. birds, lots of birds. and in rare cases birds can jettison into jet engines and result in disaster. there are about 60 bird/plane collisions each year in honolulu, and the number might be significantly higher without the bird scarers. why do birds seem to love airports? >> you have pretty much the perfect environment. a lot of open areas surrounded with trees. >> reporter: darryn phelps leads a team of six. they use pyrotechnic devices from shell crackers to high-powers lasers the decoys that draw birds way from the runways. they constantly adjust their
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tactics because birds figure them out. birds are not stupid. >> by no means. they learn to avoid our truck at certain times in certain areas. >> reporter: at the end of a major runway here is a small island home to about 500 egrets that return each day at sunset. >> through our years of work and persistence, we basically have gotten them to avoid the airfield for the most part. >> so you've trained them to some degree. >> yes. >> reporter: they used to fly over the runway. now most of them take this safer path home. he says his work is about saving lives. >> if a bird hit a plane, it could take it down. that's about 300-plus lives. >> reporter: and nothing could feel better than that for the bird scarers of honolulu. chip reid, cbs news, hawaii. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the little girl who survived the plane crash in kentucky.
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we'll get the latest on the investigation. plus, we'll go underwater in hawaii for a close-up look at sharks as to whether they are a real threat to humans. and steven brill joins us in the studio with his new book about obamacare. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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and i'm brian hackney in for frank mallicoat 0001 good morning, everyone it's monday, january 6th i'm michelle gregos. >> and i'm michael.
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we're going to start out with a check of the weather. for the first time since jimmy carter was president? >> i was going to say yes it's been a while. >> it's not quite as cold today as we've seen the past few days. here's a look at some of your current temperatures. 46 degrees in san francisco. for the most part we're off to a pretty good start. you may catch some fog in the east bay valleys. i love it's still lit in the san francisco skyline. so far so good with accidents. past metilda the left lane is closed until 5:00 this morning. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. a man is dead after not one but two confrontations with san francisco


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