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a nasty mix of rain and freezing temperatures causing big problems for millions of drivers. forecasters are warning of more frozen roadways this morning after a series of deadly crashes. in custody, a teenage couple accused in a multi-state crime spree will appear in court today after they're arrested hundreds of miles from their kentucky home. >> to the end zone and a touchdown. unstoppable. >> and a super showdown is in the works. the next patriots cruise into super bowl xlix while the seattle seahawks earn their trip to the big game the hard way. >> willson toward the end zone. it is caught. seattle's going to the super bowl.
jermaine kearse. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, january 19th, 2015. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. if you're hitting the road in the northeast this morning, beware. freezing rain and snow is expected in northern new england thanks to the same weather condition that caused treasurous driving conditions yesterday. the icy roadways led to crashes that caused at least five deaths. in philadelphia one person died when up to 50 cars were involved in a massive ice-induced pileup. two others died when their car slammed into a jackknifed tractor-trailer. >> we feel very fortunate we weren't involved in it. it's just pure luck. i think all of us who are sitting here, so we have to wait several hours, but that's better than the alternative if we were involved. >> drivers said when they got out of their cars, they realized
they were driving on a sheet of ice. black ice is believed to be the cause of a chain reaction freeway pileup in eastern oregon. it happened early saturday morning. 26 cars and trucks were involved and 12 people were injured. it took most of the day to clear the wreck, stranding up to several cars and trucks. one man in the oregon crash is very, very lucky. kaleb whitby's pickup truck was crushed between two tractor-trailers. he was trapped for around 30 minutes, but when he was pulled out, all he needed was a few band bandaids and some ice. he has to thank god and now he has to go figure out why. at least three separate fires burned more than 2,000 acres and destroyed several buildings. they were fueled by low humidity and high winds. the fires also forced the temporary closure of a highway. this morning european union
foreign ministers are meeting in brussel brussels. it's to discuss the threat of home grown islamic militancy. they remain on alert following the attacks in paris and the fallout from the attacks in paris have spread. don championship has more. good morning, don. good morning, lauren. they're holding nine people in connection with the paris assault on the supermarket. it sparked an anti-terrorism crackdown in at least four european countries resulting in dozens of arrests. security is ramped up across europe. in belgium where a suspected plot to attack police was broken up last week hundreds of soldiers are protecting high-profile targets. >> i think it's justified with all that's happening right now and actually it makes me feet kind of secure. >> in france the two brothers who attacked the newspaper "charlie hebdo" were buried in anonymous graves. in a paris suburb islam ss rallyied
in . in pakistan they'll demonstrated against the blasphemous cartoons. >> every time we draw a cartoon of god we defend the freedom of religion. we declare that god must not be a plitt political or public figure. >> the paris attacks were carried out by so-called home grown terrorists which senator marco rubio said is a growing and more dangerous threat to europe and the united states. >> they've been radicalized and local mosques are on line and they've received instructions and/or inspirations on how to carry out these attacks in the west from online platforms. >> now in france 122,000 police and soldiers have been deployed to thwart another attack. lauren? >> don champion in new york.
thank you, don. the secret service is investigating a shooting incident at vice president joe biden's home. multiple shots were fired saturday night near the house. biden and his wife were not at home at the time. the house is located several hundred yards from the main road where the shots were fired. the secret service heard the shots, then saw a vehicle drive past the home at a high rate of speed. president obama delivers the state of the union address tomorrow. he'll call for raising taxes on the wealthiest americans, something that won't sit well with the republican controlled congress. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, lauren. that's just one of many proposals the president will make tomorrow night, and he'll make them fully cognizant of the fact that they won't see the light of day with this new congress. president obama hunkered down at the white house over the weekend working with his speech writer on his sixth state of the union address. >> they're the americans i'm working for everyday. >> in his weekly address, we got a preview of what's to come. >> how to build on our momentum
with rising wages, growing incomes, and a stronger middle class. >> senior white house officials disclosed some details on saturday, saying the president will unveil plans to reform the nation's tax code by raising the capital gains rate on the wealthiest american, eliminating what the administration called imposing new fees on wall street firms. the government would use the $320 billion generated over ten years to fund free college tuition for some students and some middle-class tax credits. >> i think we should have a debate in this country about middle-class economics and trickle-down economics and see if we can come to an agreement on the things we do agree on. >> it's quite clear many of the president's proposals will be dead on arrival here on capitol hill with the republicans now controlling both houses of congress. >> raising taxes on people that are successful is not going to make people that are struggling more successful. >> the plt will discuss more paid leave for workers and increase in child care tax
credits. now, gop leaders they say also want to reform the tax code but they want to lower or eliminate the capital gains rate and end that. lauren? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thanks, susan. today is the day that honors dr. martin luther king jr. following the fatal shooting of teenager michael brown. >> the nation is watching, the world is watching. ferguson is a clarion call. ferguson is the new selma. ferguson is a microcosm of what can and will happen when we come together as a united front to take back our communities. >> the cast of the movie "selma" marched yesterday to selma's edmund pettus bridge where in 1965 civil rights protesters were beaten and teargassed. the matchup for super bowl
xlix is set and it will feature two best teams. seahawks who won over green bay in dramatic fashion. they'll try to defend their title against the new england patriots to dispatch the indianapolis colts to win the afc. we'll have more highlights including a look at the matchup coming up later in sports. coming up on the "morning news," fugitive teenagers found. we'll tell you how police caught up with a young couple accused of carrying out a crime spree in the south. this is the "cbs morning news." hold it! come with me. new dannon oikos triple zero is my go to protein snack. cam, protein from yogurt? yup, this greek nonfat yogurt packs 15 grams of protein punch. but what else? unlike some other protein snacks, it has 0 added sugar 0 artificial sweeteners and 0 fat. mmm... will it up my game? no man! new dannon oikos triple zero official yogurt of the nfl. mmm dannon.
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police say their string of crime spree started in kentucky and continued through carolina and georgia. it ended in florida where they're expected to be extradited to kentucky. omar villafranca reports on their arrest. >> reporter: police in panama beach, florida, took 18-year-old dalton hayes along with his 13-year-old girlfriend cheyenne phillips into custody without incident shortly after midnight sunday. they found the kentucky teens sleeping in a pickup truck originally stolen in georgia. >> they weren't sure if anyone was in it. so they sent an unmarked car to look for it to see if anyone got in or out of it. they saw the brake lights come on, and that's when they called for multiple units. >> reporter: authorities say the couple stole three vehicles during a crime spree that began earlier this month in kentucky. they fled two days before hayes was to appear in court on burglary and theft charges. while on the run they were spotted in a south carolina walmart where police say they used stolen checks. there was concern the fugitives
were armed because two handguns were left in one of the vehicles they were suspected of stealing. hayes' mother says phillips told her son she was 19 and he was in love with her by the time he found out she was 13. authorities plan to extradite them back to kentucky to face burglary, theft, and other charges. omar villafranca, cbs news. still to come, why some drivers are paying more for gas than others despite falling prices. but first, comeback kings. the seattle seahawks punch their ticket to a second straight super bowl and it was thanks to an improbable finish.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. football fans can only hope super bowl xlix can match the drama and competitiveness of sunday's nfc championship game. the green bay packers take a 16-0 lead over the seahawks thanks to three interception from seattle quarterback russell wilson, but the defending super bowl champs don't go down without a fight. the seahawks cut the packers' lead to five with just two minutes to play. then they get the ball back when they recover an onside kick. the seahawks score their second touchdown in less than a minute and take the lead for the first time in the game. green bay is able to send the game to overtime with a last-minute field goal, but they would never get the ball back.
seattle wins the coins to and on the sixth play of overtime finish off the incredible come back. >> wilson. toward the end zone. it is caught! seattle's going to the super bowl! jermaine kearse. >> the seahawks win 28-22. russell wilson was overcome with joy in the moments after the dramatic finish. >> god, it feels good all the time, man. every time. these guys on the team, unbelievable, man. the fight, the fight, they were in the fight over and over again. >> seattle wins the nfc championship for a second straight year and third time in franchise history. the seahawks getting the winner of the afc title game between new england and indianapolis.
this game is nowhere another dramatic. they manhandle the colts. tom brady became the winningest postseason quarterback in nfl history and will make a record-breaking sixth appearance in a super bowl. >> we put a lot of work in this year, worked our tails off to get to this point. it's nice to close the deal baby. so we've got one more to go. this the is for you guys, our fans. thanks a lot for your support. i know there have been a lot of ups and downs but right now we're up, baby, and we're going to try to stay up for one more game. >> here's a look at the super bowl xlix matchup. seattle and denver bring in the 14-14 record. it's the third while new england has made it to seven prior super bowls, winning three. the last time these two teams met was in october of 2012 and resulted in a one-point win for the seahawks. super bowl xlix is sunday, february 1st. and some big nfl news for us here at cbs.
for a second straight year we'll be bringing you a series of thursday night games. cbs will broadcast the first six and the nfl will host the last six and two late season american games. and skier lindsey vonn hopes to break a record today. in italy sunday vonn tied the record. it was vonn's third win this season. she missed last season in the winter olympics because of a knee injury. today she skis in the super-g competition. when we return, in the rough. golfer robert allenby is recovering from injuries after he says he was drugged and kidnapped. details ahead. appy in every jar of nutella. spread the happy. i did it.... i did it too... they took nature's bounty hair skin and nails it's a vitamin supplement that nourishes from the inside... with biotin for beautiful hair
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pro golfer robert allenby is recovering after he was kidnapped. he said he was beaten and robbed but he does not remember exactly what happened. he woke up in a park more than six miles away from where he was taken. he says he's happy to be alive. gas prices in the u.s. are at five-year lows. prices at the pump have fallen 41 cents since december 18th. the national average is now $2.07 for a regular gallon of gas, but as jill wagner reports, drivers in some parts of the country are paying a lot more than others. >> reporter: recent college graduate says every time she fills up her gas tank lately, it costs less. gas prices have fallen by more than a dollar a gallon from a year ago.
>> i'm saving 20, 30 bucks. yeah, it's really good. it's really good. >> reporter: she pays more than drivers in texas or new jersey. just a few miles away. >> prices can vary significantly from place to place. a lot of that can cause consumer confusion. >> reporter: there are several reasons why gas prices can vary from state to state. aaa says more than half of the cost is for crude oil. add to that the federal gas tax, 18.4 cents a gallon. and then state taxes. new jersey and alaska have the lowest, and hawaii, pennsylvania, and new york have some of the highest. drivers also pay for transportation and shipping, which is why americans living near oil refineries which turn the crude into usable gasoline will pay a lot less at the gas pump. >> if you live along the u.s. gulf coast you find your prices cheapest. >> reporter: now we just have to keep it this way, right? >> keep it this way.
keep it going low and everyone's happy. >> reporter: she spends the money she saves on other things. >> i mean i get to shop more now. >> reporter: in new york, jill wagner, cbs news. "american sniper" smashed records this weekend. >> i've got a military age male on a cell phone watching the convoy, over. >> the film starring bradley cooper earned overet $0 million in sales. that broke the record for a january weekend release as well as any drama opening ever. total numbers for the holiday weekend will include earnings for today's martin luther king jr. holiday. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the deadly winter storm. i'm lauren lyster. this is the "cbs morning news."
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a program in washington trains veterans for business careers. as jim axelrod reports, a state-of-the-art bakery is at the center of their education. >> reporter: welcome to the dog tag bakery now open in washington, d.c., after eight years of planning and prayer. >> i never gave up because i knew that this was a good work. >> reporter: founder rick curry had the prayer part covered. as for other secular resources, this jesuit priest partnered up with a real estate mogul named connie millstein. >> he's the jesuit father and i'm the jewish godmother. >> reporter: both wanted to help disabled veterans returning home from iraq and afghanistan ease into the next chapter of their lives. >> that's the chocolate
pistachio biscotti. >> fabulous. >> i was trained as a jesuit and i thought, i'm going to teach them how to bake. cedric learned how not to just bake but run the business of the bakery. >> dog tag was my first step back into the working mindset. before the program i didn't have the confidence. i didn't feel like i had the ability. >> and now? >> now i'm confident in myself, you know. >> in world things disabled veterans can't be hired, and that's absurd and that's wrong. >> reporter: he knows something about that. he was born with just one arm. >> i believe a did ability is a gift. it can be hard and difficult to accept, but in the long run to accept your disability as a gift is positive.
>> reporter: sergeant banks rediscovered his identity here, which is what makes the name of this place so fitting. identity after all being the purpose of a dog tag. just one of the many things father rick has baked into the program here. >> i want our fellows here to be happy. i want them to be successful, but i also want them to be happy. >> the program that teaches vets to run a bakery is done in partnership with georgetown university. jim axelrod, cbs news, new york. and tony verna, the man who invented instant replay has died. verna was a television director and producer who introduced the concept of instant replay during the army/navy football game during december 1953 and became an important part of the sports broadcast over the next 50 years. tony verna was 81 years old. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," an
update on the deadly winter storm in the northeast. we'll get the forecast. plus, a closer look at this year's super bowl matchup. we'll hear from james brown, host of "the nfl today." and we sit down with congressman john lewis as we celebrate martin luther king jr. today. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm lauren lyster. have a great day. watching. i'm -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com www.vitac.com
>> that's right. it is monday, january 19th. i'm michelle griego. >> yeah high everyone, i'm -- hi everyone, i'm frank mallicoat. nearly 4:30 exactly right now and roberta is here to answer the big question. >> which one is that? >> where'd the weekend go? >> i know right? >> with did it go? >> it went way too fast and we did have a little bit of light rain showers across the bay area as we had forecasted. today the big notable weather story happens to be the high tides that will cause some minor coastal flooding. right now we have areas of patchy dense fog into the 50s and later today we're talking about high temperatures into the 60s under a partly to mostly cloudy sky. details still straight ahead. and that fog will affect your drive this morning. there's a fog advisory for the bay bridge as well as santa clara valley but the good news is it's very quiet the morning, no accidents just one construction project. it's northbound 880 between marina and washington but so far so good. martin luther king jr. holiday i think you may get a little broke. >> all right thanks. it was a long day for passengers on a plane headed for hawaii from