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a crippling winter storm of potentially historic proportion is about to hit the northeast with up to 3 feet of snow. >> we are facing most likely one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city. building relationships. president obama strikes a deal on nuclear material with india. and 1,000 wins and counting. coach k becomes the first division 1 men's basketball coach to win 1,000 games. captioning funded by cbs . captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, january 26th, 2015. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. a powerful and potentially historic winter storm is threatening to cripple the northeastern united states this morning.
cities from washington to boston are bracing for extreme conditions that include heavy snow, strong winds, and coastal flooding. some areas could see between 2 and 3 feet of snow, a 250-mile stretch of the northeast is under a blizzard warning. southwest airlines is canceling more than 130 flights scheduled today. united airlines plans to cancel all northeastern flights tomorrow. other carriers could do the same. thousands of flights are at risk. susan mcginnis is in montgomery county, maryland. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lauren. the mild winter the northeast has been enjoying is about to change dramatically. here at this salt depot, trucks have been immobilizing all night long for the storm that's expected later today and tomorrow. elsewhere folks are preparing for a blizzard. forecasters are telling millions of people in the northeast to get ready for one of the worst winter storms in years.
blizzard warnings are posted from eastern new england down to the jersey shore. >> blizzard warnings meaning you're going to have winds consistently gusting or sustained at 35 miles an hour and invisibility for a quarter of a mile for several hours. >> reporter: new york city mayor bill de blasio says the storm could be among the biggest the city haas ever seen. >> projections for this storm, that it would easily be as much as 2 feet of snow potentially pushing on closer to 3 feet of snow. >> reporter: many people spent the weekend stocking up and boarding up. >> i'd much rather be doing it now when the sun's up than tomorrow afternoon when i think it may have been a good idea. >> reporter: with all the snow and the wind in the forecast this storm is expected to paralyze travel despite efforts to pretreat roads and get plows ready. crews in washington, d.c., and maryland have thousands of pounds of salt standing by and extra tow trucks. >> we're prepared for anything that hits us. >> reporter: air travel is also
expected to be snowed in. at least 2,000 flights have already been canceled and many more could follow when the heavy snow arrives. now, it's still a big question mark which areas might be hit the hardest and which ones may dodge the bullet, but the total number of people affected, lauren, could be as many as 60 million. >> wow. susan mcginnis in montgomery county-month-old-month-old maryland, thank you. millions along the east coast are doing what they can as you saw. eric fisher maps out when to expect the worst. >> well, so far there's been a winter without a blockbuster storm. not going to be the case as we head into tomorrow and certainly through the day on tuesday. big corridor. winter storm warnings and blizzard warnings in effect for all of eastern new england including boston. the entire state of connecticut and down the jersey shore. that means whiteout conditions
are possible as the storm really takes shape heading into monday evening. so i think you're going to want to be home by 5:00 at the latest. this is when the storm really starts to develop and fill in. you can see a huge band of very heavy snowfall rates. some significant snow down into filly and it's going to last for a while. the storm sits and spins and doesn't wind down until wednesday. so many folks will see snow for 36 miles an hour. wind gusts, over 30 miles per hour across interior parts of the northeast. 40-plus in place like hartford and over toward boston. boston and southeast, 50 mile-an-hour plus winds. there are the snow totals. big corridor of 1 to 2 feet, but locally a few places may see 3 feet of snow from this blizzard. i'm meteorologist eric fisher with cbs news. be safe with this. power is returning to southern california this morning after a week of strong santa ana winds. trees and power lines crashed down onto homes and cars. gusts reached 89 miles an hour. winds were strong enough to take
down a billboard. power outages affected more than 54,000 customers in the los angeles area. most power has been restored. a warm welcome on a soggy day for president obama and the first lady in india. they arrived this morning at a parade to celebrate india's democracy. the trip is an effort to strengthen ties and make progress in a nuclear deal, but conflicts near the region are overshadowed breakthroughs in the policy. major garrett has a recap of the president's trip so far. >> reporter: president obama arrived to new delhi in his presidency eager to work with the deal. the biggest breakthrough and understanding between the white house and the prime minister narendra modi on future sales of nuclear material and shielding of nuclear power plants from financial lienlt in caseability in
case of an accident. but events in ukraine and yemen largely overshadow the symbolism of the state visit. on ukraine where renewed attacks and bloodshed by russian-backed separatists have sparked alarm in washington and europe, the president said the u.s. will continue applying economic pressure. >> i will look at all additional options that are available to us short of military conflict and try to address this issue. mr. obama said the u.s. would continue covert operations between al qaeda in peninsula where it's based there. >> it is not neat and it is not simple, but it is the best option that we have. >> reporter: the president laid a wreath at the national memorial of gandhi attended a state presidential dinner at the palace, and watched a dach with the first lady. >> that was major garrett.
now, president obama will leave india tomorrow and travel to saudi arabia to visit the royal family following the death of king abdullah. those conflicts in ukraine and yemen have spurred emergency meetings today for the united security council. the group has failed to take action since the ukrainian issue broke out because of the russian influsence on the panel. voters in greece, meanwhile, are cheering for change this morning. they've elected a new leader to get their country's finances in order but as charlie d'agata shows us, greece's future with the european union is still in question. >> reporter: it's been a while since the greeks have had anything to celebrate, but the voters have spoken and their message, enough is enough with the austerity measures. people are fed up, said georgios cosmos. they're hungry literally hungry. i'm 72 years old, and all i have in my pocket is seven euros.
the elected leader alexis sir pras tsipras leave behind the austerity measures. in the past four years greece has been in the grips of violent protests. tens of thousands of jobs lost, pensions slashed, and an unemployment rate of more than 25%, double that for young people. most of that anger was aimed at germany, the driving force of a european bailout deal that forced greece to clean up its act, however painful. some protesters went so far to compare german chancellor angel a la merkel and her german countrymen to nazis. now tsipras is promising to tear up that bailout deal. but it's a risky gain. greece could face bankruptcy and
it raises the prospect once again of greece dumping out of the european currency the euro. the new prime minister will meet with rieng wing leaders today to form a coalition government. meanwhile back in the u.s. this morning, the fbi is investigating a series of threats to airlines over the weekend. two planes in seattle were evacuated sunday when they landed including this jetblue plane. a delta flight from los angeles to orlando was diverted to dallas. airport spokesmen only cited security concerns. the fbi says at least two threats originated online. agents are looking into whether they're connected. a huge asteroid will fly past earth tonight. the asteroid measures about a third of a mile in diameter. it will be within 745,000 miles of earth. that's about three times farther away than the moon. you can see it, though, with binoculars or a small telescope. coming up on the "morning news," japan's hostage crisis. new efforts to save a captive
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the nighttime, sniffling sneezing, coughing aching, fever, best sleep with a cold medicine. islamic state militants are claiming responsibility for the murder of a japanese hostage. on sunday demonstrators in tokyo demonstrated against the japanese prime minister's handling of the crisis. on saturday an online video showed one hostage alive holding a photo apparently showing a second hostage beheaded. the deep put foreign minister is in jordan trying to negotiate the release of the remaining hostage. on the "cbs moneywatch," a battle over alaska's wildlife and a security alert for verizon wireless customers. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, lauren. asian stocks finished mixed after election results in greece. tokyo's nikkei lost a quarter percent.
hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. here on wall street, investors start up a new week following lower numbers on friday. the dow lost 141 points. the s&p fell 11 points. the nasdaq gained 7 points. president obama wants to stop oil and gas drilling in a huge section of alaska. the president will ask congress to designate 12 million acres of alaska's wildlife refuge as a protected area. alaska's republican lawmakers say that would damage their state's economy. gasoline prices fell again over the last two weeks. the lumberg survey says prices fell 13 cents to $2.07 a gallon per regular. that's $1.24 lower than this time last year. cyber security experts are warning verizon wireless is putting the privacy of its customers at risk.
"the new york times" reports that the problem is with verizon wireless wireless's computer codes that's used to tag and follow subscribers around the web. they say it could make customers vulnerable to tracking and have their identities revealed. and "american sniper" wins big again at the box office. it was number one for a second weekend in a row with more than $64 million. "the boy next door" starring jennifer lopez finished second, and "paddington" came in third. lauren? >> wow. quite a spread between number one and two and three. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. jill, thank you. straight ahead, your monday morning weather. and in sports a frantic duke comeback gives coach k his 1,000th win. it's all thanks to our birds eye chef's favorites side dishes perfectly sauced or seasoned. what are you..? shh! i'm live tweeting. oh, boy. birds eye. so veggie good. you think you take off all your make-up
here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports duke coffee mike krzyzewski says he has never been part of a game like that. he was describing duke's come-from-behind win against st. john's. it was coach k's 1,000th win making him the first division 1 coach to reach that milestone. don champion reports.
>> first division 1 head coach to win 1,000 games. >> reporter: if it's true that history is written by the winners, duke's basketball coach mike krzyzewski's name will forever be known. >> this was a heck of a game. >> reporter: sunday hise earned his 1,000th career when when his team beat st. john's in a stunning comeback. >> i'm honored, don't get me wrong. i mean i'm the lucky guy. i'm the lucky guy who's been at two great institutions, west point and duke. >> reporter: known as coach k, fans now call him coach 1k for his accomplishment. he's now the first division 1 coach to reach the 1,000 win mark. this is not the first time krzyzewski has made history here at madison square garden. after a win here in 2011, he passed bob knight as the winningest men's coach in division 1 college basketball. >> this is a magical place. i share, you know, today with all my former players and my assistants.
>> reporter: fans credit krzyzewski's style with helping reach this milestone. >> i think the key is strong leadership and strong values and that permeates throughout the campus. >> i think it's the way that he knows how to win, all the experience and things he's done. >> reporter: krzyzewski will turn 68 nextmont and even hinted he may retire next june. even greatness needs a break. new england patriots' quarterback tom brady says he has not talked to nfl investigators yet about underinflated footballs. brady told espn he expects the interview to happen after the super bowl and the season is complete. in the nfl pro bowl the detroit lions' matthew stafford was the offensive mvp throwing for two touchdowns. tight end jimmy graham caught two t.d.s. last year they scrapped the nfc format to draft players before the draft game.
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here's look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. here's a look at our top story. the northeast is preparing this morning for a devastating winter storm. some areas could see between 2 and 3 feet of snow. a blizzard warning is in effect for a 250-mile stretch from philadelphia to boston and beyond. more than 1,800 flights are canceled today. the new miss universe is from colombia. paulina vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration says she will
wear the crown with pride and excitement. she edged out the first runner-up, miss usa, nia sanchez of miami. a snowboarder is recovering today after three nights on a canadian mountain. rescue workers searched for her using a helicopter and dogs. the helicopter tracks her footprints in the snow. >> to find somebody with a strong spirit that's able to endure the past three nights' weather, that's a big win for all of us. >> she was airlifted out and is in good condition. and the winners of the screen actors guild awards are now favorites for the oscars. most outstanding actor went to eddie redmayne for playing stephen hawking in "the theory of everything. julianne moore one best actress for "still alice." best supporting actress was
patricia arquette for "boyhood,"and j.k. simmons for "whiplash." coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the northeast blizzard. i'm lauren lyster. this is the "cbs morning news." s the "cbs morning news." let me get this straight... [ female voice ] yes? lactaid® is 100% real milk? right. real milk. but it won't cause me discomfort. exactly because it's milk without the lactose. and it tastes? it's real milk! come on, would i lie about this? [ female announcer ] lactaid. 100% real milk. no discomfort. i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet... that it was damaging the enamel. i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said pronamel can make my teeth stronger. pronamel is helping me lead the life that i want to live. at chili's, fresh is now. now chicken smoked in-house, and no more waiting for the check. new smoked chicken quesadillas on chili's lunch combo menu, starting at 6 bucks.
the official website for malaysia airlines was hacked this morning by a group that claims to support islamic state militants. the hackers call themselves lizard squad. official cyber caliphate. they changed the website to show a pi of a lizard. malaysia airlines says data remains secured. the company is still recovering from two disasters last year. last week american and cuban officials held the highest level talks in decades. there were no major breakthroughs, but manuel bojorquez did find these signs of progress in the streets. >> reporter: in a country accustomed to keeping old models running and even older buildings standing, we discovered computer repair is no different.
this man is co-owner of this shop in havana where parts of one broken computer are used to fix another. what's your hopes with these diplomatic talks? >> translator: i think it will always be better to have a friendlier relationship, he says. >> reporter: easing exports from u.s. to cuba should allow him to get the parts he needs. i was surprised to see businesses like his. for the very first time young cubans feel they no longer have to leave the island in order to make a living. >> translator: i'm willing to stake my future here, he says, and i think i can succeed. >> reporter: this caught our eye. cuba's state run newspaper, for for decades has vilified the united states government had this headline on friday. "cuba and the united states, the beginning of a new chapter." in havana the u.s. assistant
secretary of state called the historic talks complex and said it's a long road ahead. this image stuck with us. nancy and her husband alexei showed us a boat they are secretly building in their tiny living room, hoping it will take them and their four children to the united states. she says their problems started when she joined a dissident group in 2008. what do we do, she says? how do i support my children? my daughter can't work. my son can't work either because this country doesn't have jobs for them. it's slow going, but they say they'll keep building the boat, even as the tide appears to be turning between former enemies. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, havana. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the latest on the blizzard in the northeast. we'll track the storm and get travel advice from peter greenberg. plus, president obama in
>> she is the expert. >> i greatly appreciate that. >> i think you have some news for me in a second here. >> all righty. i know it. i'm surrounded by experts. >> it is monday, january 26th. >> and 4:30 right now, here is, that lady we're talking about with the weather. patchy fog, clarity and notice increasing clouds as the day progresses today. current air temperatures, you see just switch. 37 degrees in santa rosa, 32 in san francisco. numbers still averaging well above normal for this time of the year. all the way up to about 72 degrees in the warmest location, we'll feature your seven day forecast still ahead. we have been