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captioning funded by cbs captioning funded by cbs it's friday, december 18th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." new revelations about the san bernardino shootings, as a man who allegedly bought the assault weapons used in the attack is charged as a terrorist. he jacked up the price of a life saving drug. now the pharmaceutical executive some call the most hated man in america could face up for 20 years in prison for fraud. courtside danger. the wife of pro golfer jason day is taken away on a stretcher, when lebron james crashes into her during an nba game.
and the wait is over! and the reviews are nearly unanimous. "star wars" fans who got a sneak peek says "the force awakens," say the film is out of this world. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. a bail hearing is scheduled for monday for enrique marquez. he is the man who allegedly bought the rifles used in the san bernardino attack. marquez faces a terrorism-related charge. prosecutors allege marquez and san bernardino gunman farook plotted earlier attacks but they never carried them out. don champion has details. >> reporter: enrique marquez remains behind bars this morning charged with a lawful purchase of the weapons used in the san bernardino massacre. while investigators believe he had no knowledge of the attack, they say he bought the weapons years ago because, quote, his appearance was caucasian, while
gunman and friend syed farook looked middle eastern. marquez is also charged with conspiring to provide terrorist material to terrorists for other attacks with farook that were not carried out in 2011 and 2012. one plot targeted riverside community college. the other, a busy california freeway. marquez's neighbors are stunned. >> just like, you know, like i can't believe it. >> reporter: the charges come just two weeks after farook and his wife tashfeen malik opened fire at a holiday party, killing 14 people. both were then killed in a shoot-out with police. after the attack, marquez called 911 saying his neighbor was responsible and was later committed to a psychiatric facility. >> he's just a great kid and we will see what god has planned for him because, you know, he doesn't deserve all this. >> reporter: authorities say farook also convinced marquez to marry the sister of his
brother's wife. for that, he is facing another charge of defrauding immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage. now about a month before the san bernardino attack, investigators say marquez talked about living multiple lives in a chat online with a facebook friend. the charges he faces could put him in prison for up to 35 years. >> don champion here in new york, thank you, don. another california man is charged with trying to join a terrorist group in syria. adam silvi was arrested in june trying to board a flight to turkey but pleaded not guilty yesterday when the indictment against him was unsealed. fbi says he expressed his love for the head of the al noonsa front in telephone calls earlier this year. his father alerted the fbi when the boy went missing during a family trip in egypt in 2014. he has been under surveillance since. defense secretary ash carter arrived in afghanistan this morning on a surprise visit. carter plans to meet with military commanders and u.s.
troops and afghan officials. this year, taliban attacks against afghan forces have surged. later today, president obama meets with the families of the san bernardino victims. meanwhile, he is trying to reassure americans. the president was briefed at the national counterterrorism center yesterday and his second security briefing this week. mr. obama says there is no specific or credible information suggesting a potential terrorist attack at this time. >> we cannot give in to fear or change how we live our lives, because that's what terrorists want, that is the only leverage that they have. be the president said we are in a new phase of self-initiating terrorism that is harder to detect. the increasing concerns about a terrorist attack prompted added security measures by three major theme park operators. disney, universal, and seaworld have instituted new safety
rules. anna werner has details from orlando, florida. >> reporter: white tents went up at disney world entrances with metal detectors inside. park officials tell us that visitors will be randomly selected for secondary screenings, a move that is similar to that used by major league sports and entertainment venues. disney officials say they have added visible and more nonvisible security measures. including uniformed officers and trained dogs. once inside, guests will not see toy guns, not even water pistols. they have been removed from disney stores and visitors will not be allowed to bring them into the park. one official told us they want to make sure that a toy gun doesn't cause distraction or confusion for staff and security personnel. and one more change. anyone 14 years or older will no longer be allowed to wear costumes into the park. so security screening will be easier. this family of osceola, indiana, drove 20 hours straight to
orlando for an all disney vacation. arriving just as the new security protocols were being put in place. >> it's sad that things have to happen that go on in this world any more. >> reporter: disney isn't the only park taking these precautions. universal and seaworld say they are making similar changes. they say it's not about keeping people safe, they want to make people feel safe. anna werner, cbs news, orlando. now to politics. it would appear a powerful foreign leader thinks donald trump would make a great president. russian president vladimir putin called trump a very bright and talented man and the absolute leader of the presidential race. putin said he welcomes trump's desire for better u.s./russian relations. trump said he was flatter. >> i think it's great. his dislike for president obama and a mutual thing is terrible. that's why you see all of the conflict, all of the problems, all of the hatred.
we should be able to work. we can't work with russia is not a good thing. i'm greatly honored by his statement. i think it's terrific. >> trump has repeatedly praised putin's toughness and said he would be able to cut deals with the russian leader. bernie sanders campaign reportedly improperly accessed confidential voter information from the clinton campaign. "the washington post" reports that one of sanders' staffers was fired over the incident. a glitch in a democratic national committee computer program recently allowed access to information gathered by other campaigns. the sanders' campaign admits a staffer looked at the information from the clinton campaign. for now, the dnc has shut off the sanders' campaign access to its list of voters. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will preview tomorrow's democratic presidential debate. a new round of wet weather is hitting the pacific northwest. the rain has parts of oregon and washington under flood watch through the weekend.
heavy downpours flooded streets around portland, triggering accidents and causing cars to stall. plows tried to keep up with snow falling on mountain roads. the conditions made driving dangerous and forced some schools to close. coming up on the "morning news." stepping up the search. federal authorities get involved in the hunt for the so-called affluenza teen. and cast-away controversy. a man who had been lost at sea faces some unsavory allegations about how he really survived. this is the "cbs morning news." i do my best to manage. but it's hard to keep up with it. your body and your diabetes change over time. your treatment plan may too. know your options. once-daily toujeo® is a long-acting insulin from the makers of lantus®. it releases slowly to provide consistent insulin levels for a full 24 hours. toujeo® also provides proven full
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overnight for observation. pope francis has cleared the way for mother teresa to become a saint next year. the vatican, this morning, said francis recognized a second miracle attributed to the catholic nun and it involves healing a brazilian man with brain tumors. mother teresa won a nobel prize for her work with the calcutta poor and she died in 1997. a cast-away controversy and the search intensifies for an affluenza teen. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the ft. worth "star telegram" reports on the fbi and u.s. marshals joining the search for the texas teen who used a so-called affluenza defense. ethan couch vanished after a video emerged apparently showing him violating his probation. couch avoided prison after killing four people in a 2013 drunk driving wreck. "the new orleans times picayune" reports on taking down four confederate monuments and one includes a 131-year-old
statue of confederate general robert e. lee. some are calling for evem more monuments to be taken down. another group sued yesterday to keep those four monuments up. the "arizona republic" reports on a man who left his 5-year-old granddaughter alone in the desert with a loaded gun. paul ratter made his first court appearance yesterday. last month, he left his granddaughter alone in the desert with a loaded semiautomatic handgun after his truck broke down. he was found at a bar while family and firefighters rescued the girl. he faces charges of child abuse and child endangerment. "the daily progress" in charlottesville, virginia, reports on a controversial lesson on islam. schools in augusta county won't be open today after a deluge of
complaints. students were assigned to practice arabic calligraphy by writing a statement that translated there is no god but allah and mohammed is the messagenmessen ger of allah. school official say they cancelled school events after concerns about the tone of the complaints. "people" reports on a lawsuit against the man lost at sea for more than a year, accusing him of cannibalism. the fisherman who drifted at sea for 14 months is being sued for $1 million by the family of his crew mate who accused him of eating the corpse. the fisherman's lawyer denies the accusation. up next, a pharmaceutical executive is arrested on federal fraud charges. and fans of adele are scoring heartbreak as they try to score tickets for her north american shows. heartbreak as they ji to score tickets for her north american shows. back and joint pain.
social media sites filled with complaints against ticketmaster. on the cbs "moneywatch" ticket sales are surging for the new "star wars" movie. and a bitter pill to swallow for a pharmaceutical executive. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> good morning. happy friday. martin shkreli, the drug executive, who made headlines for raising price of a life saving drug 4,000 percent pleaded not guilty to federal fraud charges. prosecutors allege he misled investors for a hedge fund he managed. >> shkreli allegedly run his companies like a ponzi scheme, where he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company. >> shkreli strongly denies the charges and expects to be fully vindicated. he was released on $5 million bond. he was vilified after his
company raised a drug from $13.50 to $750 a pill. wall street's three-day winning streak ended on thursday as a drop in energy stocks fueled a late day sell-off. the dow jones industrials dropped 253. s&p 500 lost speak 31 and the nasdaq finished down 68 points. the grocery store chain trader joe's is recalling its triple ginger brew. customers report unopened bottles bursting or exploding. the reason is unknown. the fda is advising customers to carefully dispose of any bottles they have. "star wars" "the force awakens" officially opened today. the ceo of disney calls it a gold mine. disney paid $4 billion for lucas films and the right to "star wars" franchise. it set to make over $11 billion and expected to take up to $2 billion in box office sales,
including an estimated $225 million this opening weekend and take in $5 billion in merchandise sales by next december. the merchandising is more than just toys. take a look. disney licensed "star wars" characters can go on to their fruit. >> just in time for the holidays. a healthy way to show your allegiance to the force. hena daniels at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, hena. still to come, "star wars" fans weigh in. reaction to "the force awakens." we take you to the theaters to find out what super fans think. with up to 27% more brush movements versus oral b. get healthier gums in 2 weeks guaranteed. innovation and you. philips sonicare save when you buy the most loved rechargeable toothbrush brand in america. it's a highly thercontagious disease.here. it can be especially serious- even fatal to infants. unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it. it's called whooping cough. and the cdc recommends everyone, including those around babies,
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star lack digestion. >> that is on over a thousands years for you who are not a couple tied the knot with a "star wars" style wedding outside this theater in hollywood. you can pretty much guess what the honeymoon entailed. a screen of last night's "the force awakens." how romantic. the film is playing nonstop at theaters nationwide and the reaction from fans are overwhelmingly positive. suzanne marquez reports. ♪ >> reporter: the anticipation and buildup for this film has been incredible. >> it was amazing. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! oh, my god! >> that was mind blowingly amazing. i laughed. i cried. i screamed at the screen! and i can't wait to watch it again tomorrow! >> reporter: super fans react to "the force awakens" at the el capitan theater in hollywood. >> it was the awesomest movie
ever! >> it was awesome! >> loved it, loved it, loved it. >> reporter: what set these fans apart is that they have been here since 1:00 in the morning watching all seven "star wars" films consecutively. the "star wars" film picks up where "return of the jedi" leads off." was it worth it? >> it was worth it. this is one of the epic experiences i will remember the rest of my life hands down. >> reporter: the anticipation and buildup for this familiar film has been incredible. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," charlie reads "'twas the night before christmas." i'm anne-marie green. and this is the "cbs morning news." the night
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you're going to -- >> don't burn your fingers. >> all right. >> angle it a bit like that. >> okay. >> that's it. that's it. you're done. >> there we go. >> you done it, you done it. >> all right. >> legendary. you're done. can i say, mr. president? it's quite annoying when you're the good at everything. >> president obama appeared last night on nbc "running wild with bear grylls." in addition to light a fire he sipped from a mountain stream and he even munched on a salmon that an actual bear didn't finish. the president traveled across alaska with a white house effort to draw attention to climate
change. two hikers are recovering this morning after spend ago freezing night in a southern california mountain. tiffany kenny and kenny paston set out for a dog hike on sunday to a san bernardino peak. the weather took a turn for the worse and they got stuck overnight. the temperature plummeted. >> it went from bright and sunny to two feet of snow in a mat of, like, ten minutes. >> there were points i know that both of us thought we were going to die. >> the couple dug a hole and shared a sleeping bag to stay warm, but when hypothermia set in, they realized they had to hike out. they finally got a cell signal and a search and rescue team arrived just in time. both had severe frostbite and dangerously low body temperatures. a gas station clerk in new york fought off an armed robber with his own special technique, we will put it that way. the suspect held a shotgun as he demanded cash tuesday. but the clerk decided to throw his shoe!
he chased the robber outside where the suspect fired a round into the ground before fleeing and no one was hurt. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will hear from muslim americans as he they speak with republican strategist frank luntz about issues on the presidential campaign trail. plus, b.j. novak of "the office" on his new line of work as an app developer. a special holiday treat. charlie's presentation of "'twas the night before christmas." finally, we have been bringing you highlights of james corden's carpool karaoke since the late late show host debuted in march. who knew during this time he has been creating a holiday list for his passengers. we will take a look. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪ joy to the world the lord is come let earth receive her king ♪
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there's a backup due to a paint spill on the upper deck near the fremont exit. it's friday, december 18. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. we love fridays but not on the bay bridge. first let's welcome brian and roberta is on a day off. >> you are frank mallicoat? >> good to see you. >> we're one and the same. >> now me. >> can never forget you. you know me. we'll have rain today and that's going to lead to light showers over the bay area spreading south. we'll have the full details in just a few minutes. >> and we have big problems already on this friday morning. there's a paint spill and the chp has issued a "sig alert." you're looking at live pictures of where this paint spill happened just a few minutes ago westbound 80 at fremont street. looks like they are now releasing some traffic -- now, taking traffic off at