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and the oscar goes to "birdman." >> "birdman" takes flight at the oscars. the surreal comedy wins best picture and takes home honors for directing and screenplay. >> and we're here. i don't know how that happened, but it happened. arctic attack. winter weather slams millions from the rockies to the deep south, and now sub freezing temps are ready to settle in for the northeast once again. and the united states responds to a new terror threat, an al qaeda-linked attack calls on shopping malls, including the largest mall in the u.s.
>> what we're telling the public in general is you've got to be vigilant. captioning funded by cbs 2015 2015. good morning this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, february 23rd, 2015. good morning. i'm lauren lyster in for anne-marie green. this morning a wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain is spreading across the lower half of the country. there are winter weather advisories and warnings posted from new mexico to the gulf coast states. travel will be hazardous, and temperatures will be 20 to 35 degrees below average from the mississippi valley to the lower great lakes. more snow is expected today in arkansas where temperatures will be below freezing. meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz says a brief respite from those bitterly cold temperatures is over. another major arctic blast just like we saw last week. temperatures 20 to 40 degrees below average. records are certainly going to fall. look at the windchill values well below zero on monday morning. by tuesday, 40 below zero in parts of new england.
>> ice will be a big part of this latest weather system. tennessee was hard hit over the weekend. at one point yesterday 44,000 people lost power. nine people there died of hypothermia. meanwhile it continues to rain today in parts of california. a flash flood warning is posted in parts of los angeles. heavy rain yesterday created traffic headaches. in the mountains the storm produced snow. the rain was falling in hollywood as stars of the screen gathered for the 87th academy awards. small moves took top honors on hollywood's big night and a film about a washed up actor's comeback bid was the biggest of them all. danielle nottingham has the highlights from hollywood. >> "birdman." >> reporter: "birdman" flew away with best picture. alejandro took away an award for beth director and best
screenplay. >> we're here. i don't know how it happened but it happened >> reporter: "birdman" won a total of four oscars as did the comedy "grand budapest hotel." julianne moore was recognized as best actress in her performance of "still alice" as a woman with early onset alzheimer's disease. >> so many people with this disease feel isolated and marginalize an one of the things about this movie is that it makes us feel seen and not alone. >> reporter: eddie redmayne was given an award for his portrayal of steven hawkins, "the theory of everything." >> reporter: i got a chance to talk with him before the show. >> i knew it was an incredibly special story. >> reporter: j.k. simmons
grabbed his honor for his supporting role, but he shared a tender message in his acceptance speech. >> if you're lucky enough to have a parent or two alive on this planet, call them up. don't text, don't e-mail, call them on the phone, thank them and listen to them for as long is that want to talk to you. >> reporter: and patricia arquette won best actress in her supporting role in the film "boy hood." her acceptance message came with a message. >> it's time to have equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the united states of america. >> tonight we honor america's best and whitest -- sorry, brightest. >> reporter: in a year that was criticized for having a lack of diverse nominees, an emotional high point came when the song "glory" won for the movie "selma." ♪ the hills are alive with the sounds of music ♪ >> reporter: lady gaga stunned
with her tribute of the past and even wowed the film's star julie andrews. before the big show, the stars were out here on the red carpet which got a little soggy at times. rain showers were too heavy for the giant tent covering the red carpet, but that didn't dampen the spirits of fans who cheered for their great stars. nominee robert duvall made a prediction. >> i don't think i'm going to win. >> reporter: he turned out to be right, but for him and all the stars who came up a little short, there's always next year. danielle nottingham, cbs news, hollywood. 11 students at wesleyan university in connecticut are hospitalized after apparently overdosing on a drug commonly known as molly. two of the students are in critical condition. two are in serious condition. the students became ill on sunday. it's not clear if the students were together or where the drugs came from.
>> i hope this serves as an example in a way for other students to be more cautious and careful. it can happen to anyone. >> molly or mdma, a synthetic party drug can cause liver, kidney or cardiovascular failure. police are trying to trace the source of the drug. the head of homeland security wants the public to be vigilant. a somalian-based terrorist group is call for attacks on shopping malls in the u.s. minnesota's mall of measure was name as one target but u.s. officials say there's no credible evidence suggesting an imminent attack. susan mcginnis is in washington. good morning, susan. >> good morning, lauren. a joint intelligence video went out around the country following this terror attack threat by al shabaab, not calling on a threat
itself but calling on other individuals to carry out attacks here and elsewhere. fbi officials are working with mall owners nationwide boosting security after terror groups al shabaab released this video saturday calling on groups to attack shopping centers, specifically naming minnesota's mall of america. >> we now have a situation where groups like isil, al shabaab and aqap are calling on individuals to carry out attacks on their homelands. >> al shabaab is an al qaeda-linked group that claim responsible for the 2013 attack on the westgate mall in nairobi, kenya, that killed more than 60. u.s. authorities say there is no credible evidence that a u.s. mall is imminent. still shoppers at the mall of america are on alert. >> yeah i'm scared because i have kids. i have two little ones. >> the video comes days before funding for the department of homeland security is set to expire. homeland security director jeh johnson says that could furlough
the workers he needs in the fight against terror. >> it's bizarre and absurd that we're even having this discussion in challenging times. >> reporter: they say al shabaab is trying to compete with tar rohr groups like isis for new recruits. in addition to heightened security officials are urging shoppers at mall of america and malls everywhere to be extra vigilant. now, minnesota is known to have a large somali population. authorities say dozens of somali men have traveled to somalia in recent years to fight alongside al shabaab. lauren? >> susan mcginnis in washington. thank you, susan. in ukraine, four are in custody following a deadly explosion. a bomb attack attacked marchers in the country's second largest city. the blast killed two people and injured dozens, marking the anniversary of the ouster of viktor yanukovych. it came amid new hopes for peace.
on cbs's "face the nation" john mccain called it a, quote, dark chapter. for u.s. and europe. >> they're asking for weapons to defend themselves. they're being slaughtered and their military is being shattered. this is a shameful chapter. i'm ashamed of my country, i'm ashamed of my presidnt, and i'm ashamed of myself that i haven't done more to help these people. it is really, really heartbreaking. >> mccain said the west should be sending arms to ukraine and helping out economically. coming up on the "morning news," a price hike for the magic kingdom. we'll tell you how much more you'll have to pay to visit disney's theme parks. and later, fairy-tale fashions oscar night's red carpet styles. this is the "cbs morning news." fashions, red carpet style. this is the "cbs morning news." t run. then i got a solid night's rest in a great room. and before i hit the road, i hit the breakfast bar where i got my fuel
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rescuers from a local marine sanctuary followed in an inflatable boat, coming as close as ten feet from the whale. the crew began cutting with a pole equipped with a knife finally sawing the lines from its tale. on the "cbs moneywatch" gas prices take a hit as an oil refinery strike expands, and digging deeper to visit disney. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning, jill. >> good morning, lauren. members of the united steelworkers walked off the job saturday at the largest u.s. refinery in port arthur, texas. workers at three other plants followed. the strike began february 1st and now affects one-fifth of the u.s. production. the union said it started the strike because the bargaining is not happening in good faith.
the refinery dispute is starting to impact the price of gas. the average price of a gallon of regular jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.33. it's gone up 26 cents a gallon in just the last month. this week president obama is expected to veto a republican attempt to force the construction of the keystone xl oil pipeline. congress passed the bill february 11th. environmentalists have been protesting the pipeline for years. the white house says the president will veto it because it shifts the authority of the pipeline from the white house to congress. on wall street both the dow and s&p finished the week at record highs thanks in part to deals between greece and its creditors. the dow gained 154 points on friday, the s&p finished 12 points higher. the nasdaq gained 31 points . a just released poll finds most americans support president obama's proposal to raise taxes on rich americans. the "associated press" gfk poll found 6 p% of those say wealthy
households pay too little in income tax. 60% said middle-class households pay too much. and it's going to cost you more to visit mickey mouse. disney raised prices at its theme parks, disneyland disney world, and its theme parks. they went into effect yesterday. one-day tickets to disneyland jumped three to $9 and prices are up $6 at disney world to 105 bucks. that is the first time tickets have ever gone over $100. lauren? >> all right. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thank you so much. and students at penn state's annual dance marathon raised big money for pediatric cancer research. >> 13,026 $653.23. >> over the weekend 47 dancers made it over 47 hours. this year's total was close to last year's record-setter. straight ahead, an infamous piece of baseball memorabilia goes up for auction.
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north korea is banning foreigners from its most popular tourist event, the pyongyang marathon. the north korean government tightened travel restrictions in october over fears of ebola. last year's marathon was the first open to foreign runners. hundreds of runners planned to attend this year's race but will have to cancel their visits. there have been no reported cases of ebola in north korea. the nascar season starts its engines with what's known as the great american race. 43 drivers competed at the checked flag. joey logano moved to the head of the pack late in the race and surged to the finish line ahead of the crash in the final lap. it's the 24-year-old's first daytona 500 victory. >> to be honest with you, i don't know how to party. i'm sure there's somebody on my team who knows how. you know, it's funny because for
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for millions watching the academy awards, what the stars are wearing is as important as the movies and the honors. teri okita shows us the oscar fashion highlights. >> reporter: jennifer hudson, scarlett johansson, and rosamund pike wowed with pops of color at the academy awards. last year's red carpet darling lupita knew on go scored again in white as did best actress julianne moore. laura dern shined in silver. singer rita oro needed an assistant to guard her gain and jennifer lopez proved plunging headlines are still the trend. nominees felicity jones wore this. >> do you feel like a princess? >> i'm trying to. i'm trying to channel kate middleton.
>> reporter: the red carpet can boost not only a celebrity's career but also their stylists and the designer. >> it's everything. the brand, you want to make sure that the brand's out there. >> reporter: critics panned nick cole kidman keira nightly, and lady gaga. the men donned tuxes in different textures and unexpected colors. >> how long did it take you to get ready today? >> shorter than my answer. >> reporter: the best dress of the night went to the accountants who coveted the accessories coveted by all of tinseltown. teri okita for cbs news, hollywood. movie audiences kept "fifty shades of grey" on top of the box office over the weekend. the erotic drama held onto the number one spot for a second week, but ticket sales did decline 73% from its debut weekend. "fifty shades" earned more than $23 million. it was followed by"
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last night's "60 minutes" broadcast celebrated cbs news correspondent bob simon who died earlier this month. steve kroft takes a look back at his breathtaking career spanning five decades. >> reporter: we've traveled to remote places before but never on an icebreaker. this is the natural habitat of the polar bear, these ice floes. there's nothing on this 130-square-mile peninsula other than monasteries and monks. nothing.
we landed right in the middle of a party. the guests of honor? us. >> whoa, that's quite a welcome. >> who are these people? >> piece are the papa sana people. they seem to like you. >> reporter: and bob simon liked being there, wherever "there" happened to be. >> but recently -- >> reporter: he reported from 100 different countries propelled by natural curiosity and wanderlust. >> boy, oh, boy. >> reporter: it was his love of adventure and the search for new experiences that drove him to explore exotic and often dangerous places. >> these are real bullets. >> the problem is no one can control the local village militias. >> reporter: and he always took us along with him -- >> look at this. >> reporter: -- to earthquakes and tsunamis. >> this is my house. >> that's your house. >> yeah. >> reporter: wars and revolutions.
>> the battle of bukra seems to be almost over, but it's ending not with a whimper but with a bang. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine what cbs news would have been like over the last 47 years without bob simon. >> you don't think socialism evolves -- >> reporter: for decades his reports were the centerpiece of major broadcasts from world events from places like the philippines. >> this would be as close as the 20th century has come to the storming of bacile. >> reporter: bosnia. >> if it shuts down and pulls out, sayrerajevo will become a slaughterhouse. >> and haiti. >> it is the sur viechbl of the fittest. >> reporter: just to name a few. >> childhood was canceled in sarajevo this year. it is a casualty of war. the agreement this time was for a cease-fire, and here it is on the streets of rumullah.
it gives new meaning to the word s truce. >> reporter: bob simon's voice was distinctive not just the words in timber but in the words he spoke. >> reporter: and it keeps getting worse. bigger battles, more funerals, flags being turned into shrouds, the only peace, the peace of death. >> you can watch all of "60 minutes" tribute to bob simon on cbsnews.com. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. i'm lauren lyster. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com m
getting to back to work after reaching a partial agreement. >> it is 4:30 on the nose, and i want to thank the academy tore keeping us way too late! >> i know! >> kind of fun, the double whitening letter going over the bay bridge -- usual's going to feel it over the -- you're going to feel it over the bridge. right now, we are into the 50s, and later today, a rather cool, breezy day into the 60s. the forecast is straight ahead. yeah, we have the high wind advisories positioned by chp, for a number of bridges, including the san mateo. you'll know -- notice is it all around. no accidents because of it though, so we'll keep our eye on