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a major development in the hunt for airasia flight 8501. search crews locate the lost jetliner's tail section and hope to soon find the all important black boxes. millions of americans are bundling up again today to fend off the frigid temperatures, and now a second blast of cold air gets ready to move in. and sky dive survivors. more than a dozen daredevils make an early exit from the plane they plan to parachute from. >> the fact that anyone survived is amazing. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, january 7th, 2015. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well this morning a major
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breakthrough in the search for the wreckage of airasia flight 8501. crews have found the tail section of the airbus a320, the most significant part of the plane that crashed into the java sea last month killing all 162 people on board. brian webb is here in new york with the details. brian, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. finding the tail is incredibly important because this is where the black boxes are located, and they're the best hope of finding out why the plane went down. indonesia's search and rescue chief says it was first discovered by an echo sounder before divers went to the spot and snapped these photos. the word "airasia" clearly visible. the tail measuring about 10 x 5 x 3 meters. officials say it was pointing toward the seabed and near the same coordinates as when the plane lost contact. divers now looking in the same area for the fuselage hoping to recover more bodies. so far 40 have been found. it is still not clear what
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brought down the plane, but bad weather is believed to be a contributing factor. anne-marie? >> brian webb here in new york. thank you very much, brian. in yemen, a suicide bomber driving a mini bus packed with explosives killed at least 30 people. the massive blast could be heard across the city of sanaa. the bus attacked a group gathering to enroll in the police academy. many were hurt. there's no immediate claim of responsibility. and now to the bitterly cold weather that's sweeping over most of the country. this morning another round of freezing arctic air and snow is heading east. the high in minneapolis today is expected to be minus 1. public schools there and in chicago are closed today. two-thirds of the country will today, including the south. in west virginia yesterday, the freezing temperatures made for dangerous driving. one car flipped and ended up in a creek. the driver escaped though. meteorologist eric fisher of our
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boston station wbz says all this cold will be followed by more cold. >> it is cold just about everywhere right now. that was cold blast number one, an appetizer if you will but the really cold air, the core of it coming down as we head through wednesday, across the midwest and down to the deep south and there's another one lined up behind it by the end of the week, friday into saturday more arctic air coming down. the short story is there's a longer drawn still to come. cold in parts of 31 states. many being as affected by the cold temperatures 50 below zero. here are the windchill number on wednesday evening. then we head into thursday morning, which is going to be the coldest for many. you've got a windchill of 2 below in atlanta, 8 in tallahassee, florida, subzero in charlotte charlotte, so everyone feeling the coldest air we've seen since last wind.
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the divide is by the rockies. if you want to escape this, they were in the 80s in socal yesterday and forecast as high of 80 in houston and texas. well into the 70s again and then all the way into the north cal, the 50s. i'm eric fisher for cbs news. no significant damage is reported following an earthquake outbreak near dallas texas. nine earthquakes hit the suburb of irving in less than 24 hours, the latest hit early this morning. the strongest had a magnitude of 3.6, enough to rattle the insides of homes. the area has seen a series of quakes in recent months. these were the largest. so far, though, no injuries are reported. and this morning it's unclear why a gunman opened fire at a veterans medical clinic in el paso, texas, yesterday. the doctor and alleged gunman were killed. the clinic is located near the william beaumont army medical center near ft. bliss.
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the fbi, which is leading the investigation, says it has hundreds of witnesses, many of them patients. last year a federal audit found the clinic had some of the nation's longest wait times. >> in colorado springs the fbi is searching for a man who may be connected to a bomb that went off outside a local naacp office. the homemade bomb exploded yesterday next door to the group's building. no one was injured and there's minor damage. it's unclear whether the civil rights group was the target. the new year in washington is starting out a little like the old one. the 114th congress is just one day old and already it's running into a head-on veto showdown with the white house. at issue is the much delayed xl keystone pipeline. mark albert is in washington. good morning, mark. >> good morning, anne-marie.
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the keystone pipeline bill is so important to the republicans it's known as senate bill 1, the first bill filed in the senate in congress. for the first time president obama said he would block it if it reaches his desk. just one day into the new congress, promises of bipartisanship -- >> we'll begin this endeavor on common ground, both in letter and in spirit. >> have been followed by a response from president obama. the republican controlled senate immediately got to work on a bill that would expedite the keystone xl pipeline. >> this is about energy economy, and growing our national security. >> while the bill has a show of democratic supporters including co-sponsor west virginia senator joe manchin, the white house said tuesday president obama will veto it. >> it's not altogether different than the legislation introduced in the last congress. if this bill passes this congress, the president wouldn't sign it either. >> reporter: the president is
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vowing to use the power of the pen in his final two years in office to defend his other major initiatives as well. republicanses also introduced a bill yesterday altering parts of the president's signature health care law. the president plans to build on his executive actions on climate change, immigration in cuba by highlighting new proposals on new homeowner ship college education, and jobs as part of a three-day multi-city tour beginning today. while the republicans appear to have enough votes to pass the keystone xl pipeline energy bill it's promised to few. president obama has only vetoed two bills in his six years, the fewest of any president since james garfield 133 years ago. anne-marie? >> mark albert in washington. thank you, mark. former governor mark
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mcdonnell was sentenced to two years for public corruption. >> i disagree with the verdict that was rendered by the jury in this case. i have never, ever betrayed my sacred oath of office in any way. >> in court family members wept as the judge handed down the sentence. mcdonnell and his wife were convicted of taking money and gifts in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement while he was in office. well, coming up on the "morning news," political football. new jersey governor chris christie's trip to see the dallas cowboys gets closer scrutiny. and in "moneywatch," a bad rap by the founders of beats by dre. this is the "cbs morning news." beats by dre. this is the "cbs morning news." leakage episodes. the effects of botox® may spread hours to weeks after injection, causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as difficulty
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jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, anne-marie. the price of oil fell again this weekend. yesterday the price of crude dropped below $48 a barrel. that is the lowest since april 2009. oil prices have dropped 47% in the last three months. stocks took another step back from last year's record-breaking highs. the dow lost 130 points. that follows monday's 330-point drop. the s&p fell just under 18 and the nasdaq finished 59 points lower. asian stocks were mostly higher despite worries over the falling drop of oil prices. tokyo's nikkei was unchanged. a former partner and headphone owner beats by dre said he was swindled out of a
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big payday by rapper dre. noel lee once held a 5% stake in beats. he was forced out before the sail. he claims they concocted a sham dale that forced him out before the sale. the suit alleges lee lost tens of millions of dollars. the majority of americans have no emergency savings according to a just released survey. 62% of those questioned by say they wouldn't have money for something like an emergency room visit or major car repair. most say they would raise money by cutting back elsewhere, borrowing from family, or using credit cards. and as healthy living takes a bite out of mcdonald's, bottom line the fast food giant is looking to provide lighter meals. mcdonald's recently opened this restaurant in australia called the corner by mccafe. it serves up healthy food like fresh vegetables and tofu.
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there are no fries on the menu. they call it a learning lab to test out new food. >> this is the time to do it. all those new years resolutions, people trying to get healthy. they may get new customers. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. straight ahead, a football controversy for chris christie. plus, we'll hear from the baseball hall of fame's class of 2015. and a miraculous escape by skydivers in new zealand. escape by skydivers in new zealand. sometimes i feel bloated or gassy with rumbling uncomfortable. i feel less motivated and sluggish. it's time to start the year off right with the activia challenge! enjoying activia twice a day for four weeks may help reduce the frequency of minor digestive issues like bloating, gas discomfort and rumbling. and if your tummy smiles you can start the year off right. try the activia challenge. it works or it's free. ♪ dannon! ♪
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. some new jersey democratic lawmakers are considering an investigation into governor chris christie's ties with dallas cowboys owner jerry jones. christie was a guest of jones' during dallas's playoff victory over detroit sunday. according to a report in "the wall street journal," jones is part own over a company that scored a contract with the port authority of new york and new jersey which christie jointly controls. christie said the governor is allowed to accept gifts from relatives and personal friends. on tuesday four former stars of the baseball diamond were
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elected into the hall of fame. pitchers randy johnson, pedro martinez, and john smoltz each made it in their first year on the ballot. while the wait was a little longer for long-time houston astros infielder craig biggio. >> i got a phone call at noontime that will forever change my life and my family's life and it was very overwhelming and very emotional. i don't really remember speaking to the people on the phone other than i started crying. >> it was biggio's third year of eligibility. last year he fell just two votes shy of induction. biggio spent his entire 20-year career in houston racking up more than 3,000 hits. he will be the first player to represent the astros in the hall of fame. few pitchers struck fear into the hearts of batters like randy johnson. the towers 6'10" lefty won ten cy young awards.
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>> i never joined a fraternity in college and now i'm among the one of the coolest in the world. >> pedro martinez is the shortest pitcher to be inducted since '74. standing 5'11" martinez used a dancing fastball to win three cy young awards. he was also the boston red sox ace in 2004 when the team won its first world series in 86 years. martinez said he's glad he pitched during what was known as baseball's steroid era. >> i wouldn't want it any other way. >> i wanted to beat the best. i wanted to be the best i could be every time i went out there. >> and right-handed pitcher john smoltz made his mark in the series appearing in 25 playoff series. smoltz joins his teammates, tom glavine and greg mad durks who were inducted into the hall of fame last year. >> usually i'm not at a loss for
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stealing thousands of dollars worth of plastic surgery. the search for botox bandit. oakland's new mayor building bridges. how libby schaaf is working with the police department to make changes. and a major development in the search for airasia flight 8501. this morning, officials say they have spotted the tail of the missing jet in the java sea. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good morni
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. we are getting a peek back in time this morning to 1795. conservators at boston's museum of fine arts opened a time capsule placed in the state house 220 years ago. inside, a metal plate owned by paul revere, newspapers, and documents, and coins dating back to 1652. the time capsule was unearthed once before in 1855 before being put back and forgotten about until last year.
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investigators in new zealand will try to figure out what caused a skydiving plane's engine to fail. all 13 people aboard are safe this morning after dramatic escape as the plane was going down. sophie lowery of tv3 new zealand reports. >> reporter: this is not the view that draws daredevils to drop from the skies. >> the fact that anyone survived is amazing. >> reporter: just before half past 12 a flight took off from the airport. this is a plane's view showing the path that they took. they hit what the company describes as an engine problem and the plane started to dive. >> big explosion in the air. it was a tandem skydive plane. i knew it was straight in trouble straight away. >> there were 13 people on board. police say they were the pilot
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and six passengers that were going out to tandem skydive with six crew members. as the plane plummeted, everybody jumped for their lives and deployed safely to shore. >> parachuting down. yeah, i think the pilot, he must have been the last one to get out because he ended up in the blackberries. >> reporter: witnesses at the lake raced out to help. >> probably three or four to start with and then word must have gotten around and then people heard the splash or heard something and more went to the area area. >> reporter: the commission has sent three investigators to speak to them. >> close to the shore. we've got a salvage team that's
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on its way to get the wreckage out and get it here where we can do an inspection of it. >> reporter: the whole investigation could take a year and a half but the greatest relief is that everybody is around to tell their stories to the investigator. >> that was sophie lowery of tv3 in new zealand and police say there were no significant injuries. this is the "cbs morning news." this is the "cbs morning news." patented sonic technology with up to 27% more brush movements. get healthier gums in two weeks. on and you philips sonicare save when you give philips sonicare this holiday season. we're in seattle to see which 100 calorie black cherry greek yogurt tastes best. definitely that one. that one's delicious. it's yoplait! what? i love yoplait! the other one
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a photographer on a mission to tell the story of america and he's doing it with the people who have been here the longest. chip reid reports. >> reporter: lately photographer danny goldfield has been hanging out with men and women of a certain age. >> i'm going to photograph two people in each of the 50 states, one man and one woman, and each one of those 100 people needs to be at least 100 years old. >> it's a pleasure to meet you. >> my pleasure. where's all your hair? >> reporter: subject number one was captain jack slaughter of baltimore, maryland. >> i think i used to be a child. i can't quite remember. >> reporter: born in 1914, slaughter commanded five ships during his career as a naval
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officer. >> when danny came to you and said he wanted to photograph you, what did you think? >> why me? i don't feel i was any more of a hero than seaman jones on my ship. we're all the same. >> reporter: and yet not many ordinary guys can say they skippered for jfk. >> do you know this guy? >> i wouldn't recognize him, but that used to be me. >> reporter: what's your favorite of jack? >> a very simple close-up. he's looking into the camera and there's sort of a calm confidence about this man. >> reporter: on the east coast goldfield has shot pool-playing miguel of new jersey arlene french in new hampshire, and in connecticut, 102-year-old hall holocaust survivor david steinberger and his young at 92
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wife fanny. >> the two of them were amazing. my face hurt because they were smiling so much. the love between them was vivid. >> reporter: christmas found him in ketchikan, alaska, with 102-year-old fisherman and boat builder henry nelligan. what do you want these photos to take away? >> sometimes we look and see an older adult and see their age. i'm hoping this project will somehow elevate our consciousness of who these people are, make us want to get to know them better, and in the end want to care for them in a way that they deserve. >> reporter: in these faces we see 10,000 years of life well lived and the promise of stories still to be told. chip reid, cbs news, baltimore, maryland. well, the key to a long life may be as simple as eating oatmeal for breakfast. new research shows diets rich in whole grains could reduce the risk of earth easterly death by as much as 15%. the study looks at the eating
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habits of health workers over the past 15 years. far fewer people died in the group that ate the most whole grains. >> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," a look what's behind wall street's big selloff in the new year. we'll hear from business analyst jill schlesinger. plus tips on how to protect your computer from the growing hackers holding your data ransom. that's the"cbs morning news" for this wednesday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac --
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grie your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, january 7. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 on this wednesday. and we begin this morning with
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some breaking news from paris. at least 12 people are after a group of masked men armed with automatic weapons stormed the office of a satirical newspaper in paris and just opened fire. this is video from a french television station showing the scene shortly after the shooting today. the newspaper has been attacked and threatened in the past for publishing caricatures of the prophet mohammed. but 11 dead and many others have been injured. >> we are going to keep you updated on this story. first let's check the weather and traffic. >> record highs yesterday a repeat performance again today. out the door, plan on the warmest day of your workweek. currently we are in the 30s, 40s and 50s. it's 36 right now in santa rosa. it's the 6th consecutive "spare the air" day. flat winds this morning, but later today 10 to 15-mile-per- hour winds as the highs are in the 60s and 70s. we'll tell you about


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