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>> enjoy your day everybody. >> and if mine sister is watching -- my sister is watching, happy birthday. good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, december 28, 2015. welcome to "cbs this morning." deadly winter storms thrash the u.s. with tornadoes, blizzards and flooding. dozens are dead and hundreds of homes are damaged or destroyed. major gains in the war against isis. iraqi troops have liberated the key city of ramadi. plus, a popular children's gift is sending adults to the hospital. the common hoverboard stake putting parents on their backs. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> like bombs going off. and the only thing i could do was pray. >> total devastation. >> a deadly storm leaves a trail of destruction.
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>> texas was especially hit hard. at least 11 people were killed from tornadoes. missouri declaring a state of emergency. torrential rains pummeling the state. >> the same storm sparked blizzards in three southern states. iraqi security forces insisting they now have control of ramadi. from isis predicting liberation of mosul next. tension in chicago after police mistakingly shot 55-year-old bettie jones waiting for officers to respond to a domestic disturbance. >> why did he have to shoot her? it's ridiculous! it's a joke, it's a freaking joke. >> peyton manning fighting back against accusations he took human growth hormone. >> al-jazeera reports manning took hgh in 2009 but now they recant that statement. and rescue crews are using rafts to save people. a car plows into a convenience store. the new york police say the
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88-year-old driver lost control. one man was struck. all that -- >> and the ball is loose, recovered, game over. >> the panthers' undefeated season comes to a halt. and the jets game goes into overtime. the patriots elect to kickoff. all right. >> eric decker gets it in for the win in overtime. and all that matters -- >> atlanta welcomed their 100 millionth passenger. i want to know. i have an intimate moment with sunday morning people. is this sunday? >> it is sunday. >> then it must be "face the nation." >> well done. this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota, let's go places. that was sunday, this is monday. welcome to "cbs this morning."
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i'm jeff glor with charlie rose, gayle king they are off today. we'll start with violent storms pounding states with a deadly combination of weather. it is a storm system that stretches from new mexico to kentucky. more than 40 people have died. several tornadoes tore apart communities. other areas are seeing whiteout blizzard conditions. there is also widespread flooding with rain, swollen rivers and -- .
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>> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: packing winds near 170 miles per hour in some locations. this tornado near garland where 11 people were killed shows transformers flashing as a powerful tornado rolled through. the widespread destruction left behind has prompted texas governor greg abbott to declare disaster areas in four counties. >> the house is destroyed. >> reporter: in north texas more than 1400 homes are damaged or destroyed. in blue ridge a newborn girl was
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killed after severe weather hit this mobile home. her father, neighbors say, tried to save her life. >> that's when we realized that he was running across the road with his baby. he begged, please, and handed me to her. >> reporter: gwendolyn hid in her closet as the tornado tore through her garland neighborhood. >> i just stayed in my closet all night long shaking like a leaf in a tree. >> reporter: in nearby rowlett where more than 400 homes were damaged, energy crews spent sunday looking through the rubble and looking for survivors who may be trapped under debris. this man showed his wife their home for the first time since they both lived through the tornado. >> we were on our patio on the back of the house. >> what was that? >> that was the ceiling falling in. >> reporter: their home of 25 years paid off and is insured is likely a total loss. >> you heard what they always say is that train, right?
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>> the freight train. there was no freight train here. it was unmistakable, that's what they say you hear, and that is true. >> reporter: nancy, are you okay? >> no. >> we don't know what to do. we went from happy to homeless in a minute. >> reporter: right around the corner from where mike and nancy live is this home. it collapsed like a stack of pancakes. we are told there were four people in the home when the roof collapsed. there's a car right underneath it. i don't know if you can tell. three of the people were stuck under the rubble and had to be pulled out by emergency rescuers. this morning 6,000 people in the city of rowlett are without people. and people keep talking about how much the weather changed. on christmas day the weather was in the 80s. saturday they had the tornadoes. and this morning in the dallas metroplex, there was rain and snow. >> david, thank you. the storm is delivering a winter blast this morning to multiple states. the powerful system is targeting
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new mexico, texas and oklahoma with dangerous blizzard conditions in places. meteorologist mike seidel of the weather channel is in amarillo, texas. they could see more than a foot of snow. mike, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the snow has finally ended here in parts of texas and new mexico. more than two feet fell in new mexico with eight-foot drifts and 82-mile-an-hour wind gusts. in west texas, lubbock had 11 inches of snow. that's more than they have seen typically in the entire season. and after the biggest total of the month in december, temperatures are in the 20s. windchills in the single numbers. but the sun is up. they checked out major interstates over the weekend. this section of i-40 from amarillo all the way to the new mexico line is still closed. also, from amarillo to the oklahoma line and i-27 south to lubbock. d.o.t. in texas tells us they hope to get the major interstates back open sometime later on this morning. it's going to stay colder than
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average the rest of the month, the rest of the year because we've got a big dip in the jet stream. it's been so warm here like most of the eastern two-thirds of the country. if you are traveling today, the headache will be o'hare international in chicago. they have already canceled over 300 flights. hundreds of flights delayed. that storm is dropping snow and ice across parts of the midwest including des moines. chicago under a winter storm warning. they will primarily just get sleet and ice in those areas. everything is moving east along with the severe threat along the gulf coast throughout today and tonight. jeff, back to you. >> wow. mike seidel, thank you very much. mark strassmann is in oklahoma where a treacherous ice storm has left thousands in that state without power. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i'm standing a half hour west of oklahoma city feeling the full blast of winter's fury here. snow blowing around. a powerful wind has knocked down this power line. and ice is everywhere on the road. as you can see, a couple inches of ice along the line itself.
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this day has been blasted the last 24 hours. blizzards in the west and, of course, flooding in the east. an ice storm cut off roads and power lines overnight. utility crews worked to restore power to thousands. drivers were urged to stop all travel along the texas panhandle with snow is blowing and drifting. amarillo saw whiteout conditions. with wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. >> the roads across of texas especially north of i-10 remain in a perilous condition. >> reporter: a state of emergency was declared in new mexico after blizzard conditions moved through the eastern part of the state. roswell received close to 16 inches of snow. nearly 400 miles of interstate 40 from albuquerque to the texas state line has been shut down. >> i was coming through here because i figured it would be
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better but apparently not. >> reporter: these truckers driving on i-40 were stopped near albuquerque. some of their rigs were rerouted and parked at the state fairgrounds. >> it's better than being in the weeds, you know, you could be on the side of the road. >> reporter: southeastern oklahoma is saturated with more than eight inches of rain falling on sunday. >> we're known for getting like 40 inches a year. we got a fourth of that this weekend. so it's a crazy year. >> reporter: as if these wintry conditions weren't miserable enough, oklahoma's also had three earthquakes over the last 24 hours or so. the most powerful one, 3.5 magnitude. 17 miles north of oklahoma city. >> mark strassmann, thank you very much. missouri is under a state of emergency this morning because of these weekend storms. floodwaters are blamed for at least eight deaths across the state. rain over the weekend boosted st. louis to its wettest year on record. volunteers filled sandbags to
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keep the rising water away from homes. parts of missouri could see three more inches of rain today. the size of the storm is slowing down air travel. airlines canceled more than 870 u.s. flights so far this morning. more than 650 others are delayed. meteorologist danielle niles of wbz is tracking more potential for severe weather. danielle, good morning. >> good morning. a lot of active weather across the country. we have winter weather advisories and warnings from texas to new england. tornado watch in between and flash flooding in parts of missouri and northern arkansas. clusters of thunderstorms spread east. isolated tornadoes through the afternoon and into the evening hours. that threat goes into alabama and also stretching into georgia. a snow in the northwest will transition from the midwest to new england overnight tonight into the day tomorrow making the transition over to rain. from south to north, snowfall totals up to a foot possible. iowa to wisconsin, that is.
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the storms ramp up through new hampshire and maine where over a foot is possible. great news for ski country. temperatures in the west coast in the upper 30s in seattle but 50s from redding back down to palm springs. 50 in las vegas as well. >> a little bit of good news, danielle. thank you. the u.s. military congratulated iraq this morning on the progress it's making in liberating the key city of ramadi. that provincial capital has been controlled by isis since may. but now iraqi forces say they control most of the city. iraqi troops are walking freely in the streets after their assault that lasted all weekend. now they are searching for bombs that isis may have left behind. debra pada has the story for us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the iraqis declared victory in ramadi after pushing isis out of the military complex, but the military says they are still facing pockets of resistance. iraqi troops are taking over
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ramadi street by street. but the area is rigged with explosives. the offensive began six days ago and it has been a tough fight. there's gun battles raged as iraqi soldiers pushed their way into the heart of the city. their target seizing back the government's main compound. this is a far cry from when the iraqis suffered a humiliating defeat of ramadi. they were shown fleeing after isis captured the city in may. this cbs security contributor and former deputy director michael morell. >> this is the first time they have retaken territory from isis. so it is significant in terms of the iraqi army getting their act together. >> reporter: capturing ramadi is not only a psychological boost for the military, but the city is in a key geographical
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location. it lies 60 miles north of baghdad on a road leading to syria. the government's next major target will be the northern city of mosul, the most densely populated area under isis control. ramadi really is a test case for seizing back mosul, which remains the big prize for the iraqi troops. regaining control in mosul would essentially deprive isis of a major source of funding. thank you. tensions are high again in chicago after another deadly police shooting. the confrontation inside the apartment building early saturday morning left two people dead. anna warner is in chicago where there is angry reaction to the latest in a string of killings. anna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. chicago police admit one of their officers mistakingly shot and killed 55-year-old bettie jones while responding to a domestic disturbance involving her 19-year-old neighbor who had a baseball bat. >> i should watch the news daily
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and i would grieve for other mothers, other family members. and now today i'm grieving myself. when does it come to an end? >> reporter: janet says her 19-year-old son quintonio legrier was an engineering student who was dealing with mental issues. the teen was threatening his father with a baseball bat on sunday. detectives called him combative before being shot. >> shots fired out here, shots fired, shots fired. >> we've got two down, two down. >> all right, so we've got two people shot but were the shots fired by police? >> yeah, they were. >> reporter: bettie jones lived in the same building reportedly waiting for police to respond and then was shot along with legrier. police admitted she was accidentally struck and tragically killed. but relative jamal cole said sunday -- >> right now it's time for compassion toward suffering of
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the families experiencing injustices among our city. >> reporter: this comes after a protest after a string of deadly police shootings. this happened after the shooting of laquan mcdonald shot several times in october of 2016. the officer faces criminal charges. on sunday mayor emanuel called for a review of how police respond to mental crisis. but family and friends holding a vigil outside the homes of jones and legrier are asking for intervention from the white house. >> we hope to hear from the president. president obama, we are under siege. >> reporter: now this is one of two separate police shootings on saturday. chicago's independent police review board is investigating both of those shootings. and all of this comes at the same time the justice department is conducting an investigation as to whether they used deadly
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force appropriately. >> tough story. thank you, anna. the trump effect is sending more ripples along the campaign trail this morning. donald trump used the sunday talk shows to focus on hillary clinton brushing aside his gop rival. bernie sanders criticized trump's tactics but also says trump's own supporters are his allies. major garrett is in washington following the campaign talk. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump hasn't been seen in public for days but remains a campaign presence continuing his feud with hillary and bill clinton while drawing economic fire from bernie sanders. >> i'm winning, i'm beating everybody, and in my opinion, beating hillary is easier than beating these people. >> reporter: by that trump means other republicans. he still hasn't won one contest but trump is already plotting a general election run against hillary clinton. >> i'll tell you what, if we have another four years of a hillary, of that kind of mentality and thinking, we're not going to have a country
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left. >> reporter: after enduring criticism from sexism from hillary clinton's camp, trump threatened to revive debate over bill clinton's impeachment and revisit other clinton sex scandals. on twitter trump used hillary's own words to describe husband bill, alleging, quote, he's demonstrated a pension for sexism. adding without a whiff of ironny, so inappropriate. trump said bill's past is fair game. >> it is fair game because his presidency was considered really troubled to put it mildly because of all the things she's talking to me about. >> reporter: clinton hasn't responded to trump's broadside, but on sunday her democratic rival bernie sanders accused trump of toying with frustrated voters offering angry, vulgarity and bad policy. >> what trump has done successfully, i would say, is take that anger, take that anxiety about terrorism and say to a lot of people in this country, look, the reason for our problems is because of
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mexicans. and he says they are all criminals and rapists. >> sanders also accused trump of imposing an increase in the minimum wage and wanting to see lower wages for workers. trump called that a lie. and sanders also said his tax plan favors the wealthy. last week they said trump's tax plan would provide an average tax cut of $1.3 million a year. and a cut of $2700 a year to middle income earners. jeff? >> major garrett, thank you. peyton manning says he will probably sue over a documentary claiming he used human growth hormone. this inside exploded,, from the weather center, good morning, everybody. today, we're looking at partly cloudy skies now that the rain has pushed out of here. our temperatures are due to the clouds not as cold. but still in the 30s. in the 40s and then you couple in the northwest breeze of 15,
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it feels colder than than what it is during the day. temperatures 51, 56, 57 today. a dry weather pattern each day through the weekend. they are one of the most popular and painful gifts of the season. >> ahead, social media testimony sharing the danger of hoverboards as adults are laid low by the best selling toy.
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men in some hot water. your local news is next. good monday morning. i'm frank mallicoat. 7:26. here's what's happening -- investigators are looking into the cause of a deadly fire early this morning. it happened in oakland. it began just after 1:00 in morning at a fourplex on east lawn street. investigators say a man and a woman who were in a lower unit died of their injuries. former oakland as center fielder dave henderson has died of a heart attack just weeks after undergoing kidney transplant surgery. he spent six seasons with the as and a key player in their 1989 world series title. he was 57 and a very good man. in the next half-hour on cbs this morning, the hazards of hover boards. what you need to know before you buy one. traffic and weather, 2, right after the break.
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welcome back. let's jump to the golden gate bridge right now where traffic is very light this morning. we've had had no actual problems along the golden gate bridge. we had one accident early on. lieu das valley road. that cleared pretty quickly. you can see traffic pretty clear as you head into san francisco. bay bridge, no troubles here. metering light reese main -- remain off. here's roberta. your traffic report is a gift to all of us here today with no problems out there. good morning. looking outside, we do have a little bit of clouding lingering from the rain. temperature-wise we're in the 30s and 40s. winds are picking up out of the northwest at 15. today's high, 51 to 57. the extended forecast, it's a quiet winter weather pattern. ,,,, ,,,,
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>> reporter: jeff? >> david, wow. thank you. time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "wall street journal" says the air force is taking a new approach to filling increased demand for drone pilots because of the rise of isis. it's now allowing enlisted personnel, not just officers, to pilot some drones for surveillance and reconnaissance. the limited group of air force drone operators is causing retention, moral and training issues. "the washington post" looks at colleges loosening penalties for testing positive for marijuana. associated press investigation compared today's pshted to those ten years ago. it found at least one-third of the power five conference schools have reduced punishment for pot users and some athletes are even allowed positive tests reason enhanced video shows a leak first discovered in october at a facility in the southern california community of porter ranch. thousands were forced to
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relocate. workers discovered the site of the leaking well over the webleg weekend and repair could take until march. a shopping mall, video from inside the maul showed chaos with people running away from fights that broke out on saturday night. outnumbered police cleared everyone out. instead of making arrests, the mall reopened sunday with extra security. "the new york times" says hollywood turns to the past to find this year's block busters. the most notable? "star wars: the force awakens" has earned a billion dollars. a billion dollars! in a record breaking 12 days and one day faster than "jurassic world" that reawakened that 20-year-old movie. interesting.
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>> yes. >> for new england. this part of the country, heavily -- let's take you to another part of the country. three men accused of leading a christmas eve case across the gulf of mexico are locked up in southwest florida this morning. the coast guard brought the stolen boat and the three suspects back to shore on sunday. the men were caught 65 miles west of cuba on christmas morning. the pursuit covered 345 miles. it took 20 hours for local and federal authorities to catch up with them.
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one of america's most popular toys is bringing buyers down to earth. >> i'm ben tracy in los angeles. the hoverboard was one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season and a lot of adults saw their kids do this and thought, hey, i can do that! well, it turns out they can't. gotta take a sick day tomorrow.
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♪ hoverboards were a best
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seller over the holidays. shoppers snapped them up in spite of fire warnings and the possibility of injury. some parents just couldn't pass up the chance to give them a spin. cell phone video captures the results that could be funny, but also painful for many. ben tracy is going to show us the spills and falls people are sharing on social media. >> piece of cake! >> reporter: it's the gift that keeps on giving. especially for kids enjoying seeing their parents hop on their hoverboards and finding themselves cruising for a bruising. >> watch your toes! >> reporter: in social media videos, helmets and knee pads are nowhere in sight so when many parents go down, it does not end well. this teenager tweeted my dad sprained his arm riding the hoverboard this morning. merry christmas. florida congressman carlos carbello showed a picture of his
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arm in a sling saying hoverboards are for kids. my daughter got it. i ended up in the e.r. many are finding the thrills are not worth the frills. this one had a hard time getting into the swing of thing and one reason the #hoverboardfails has none gone viral. just before christmas, the u.s. consumer product safety commission reported the number of injuries associated with hoverboards has spiked 35%. that is expected to rise dramatically in the post-holiday tally and worry some safety experts. >> you have a product that doesn't have to meet any safety requirements in its way to findingity way to the u.s. market. >> reporter: nathan sells the boards at a mall and says he doesn't think people know they are self-balancing scooters. >> they are trying to balance themselves and do this and really, stop. chill out.
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just stand straight up. it balances for you. >> reporter: he showed me the proper way to board the board. >> try to stand straight up. >> reporter: i thought i got the hang of it pretty quickly. well, until i didn't. furnace's cell phone caught me hovering on the ground. have you seen a lot of adults wipe out on these things? >> man, i have to be completely honest. yes. my mom, in fact, was one of the adults that wiped out on them. >> reporter: and that maybe the lesson of this holiday season. something that seems like child's play is probably best left to actual children. for "cbs this morning." did you get that on tape? ben tracy on the pavement of a los angeles parking lot. >> i still don't get why they are called hoverboards. they are wheels, right? >> right. >> like a sideways motorized skateboard. >> lawsuits are just waiting to happen. i guess people aren't wearing helmets either. >> that would ab gobe a good id
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good morning. 7:56. two people died in an overnight fire in oakland. firefighters found the bodies of a man and a woman inside an apartment on east lawn street near 63rd avenue. pg&e plans to go door to door throughout the day to restore gas service in discovery bay. 6200 customers were cut off yesterday because of a drop in pressure linked to cold temperatures. and coming up on cbs this morning, the year in technology and what to expect in 2016. cnn editor dan ackerman talks about the latest trends. and we have traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,, ,,,,
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good morning from the traffic center. caltrain delays, we're getting word of delays out of spay for
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217, 221 and 227. delays up to 22 minutes this morning. rest of mass transit is on time. if you want to skip mass transit, use the roads. in fact, traffic is very light. things are looking good along 101. taking a look at the bay bridge, you can see traffic very light. they never turned the metering lights on. we had a minor backup between 5:30 and 6:30. it's been looking like this for most of the morning and the san mateo bridge, 14 minutes between 808 and 101. 880 itself, the nimitz freeway, off to a very good start. here's another beautiful for the transamerica building. the skies are clearing out after overnight rain showers. good morning, everyone. right now, we are in the 30s and in the 40s. it's 36 in santa rosa. 38 in livermore. later today unseasonably cool. temperature-wise in the 50s. 51 to about 56, 57. northwest breeze at 15. it's a quiet, dry weather pattern each day through
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♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is monday, december 28, 2015. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead including the fallout from the deadly storms in the south. tornadoes tore through texas and a blizzard hit the southern plains. first, today's "eye opener at 8." >> people who lived through this tornado in rowlett say it took less than 45 seconds to do this. >> it looks like a trash pile. >> the storm has finally ended in parts of texas and new mexico. lubbock had 11 inches of snow. ice everywhere on the road. as you can see, a couple inches of ice. >> tornado watch in parts of missouri and northern arkansas. thunderstorms spread east.
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the iraqis declared victory in ramadi. but a military force tells us they're still facing pockets of resistance. >> shuck police admit one of their officers mistakenly shot and killed 55-year-old bettie jones. >> the allegations against manning come from a former intern, saying manning attended rehab in 2011. >> i'd love to understand why this guy is saying this, why he's making it up. he admits he's making it up. >> one-handed grab by landry. what a play! jarvis landry. >> unbelievable. >> one of the best catches i've seen all season, no doubt. >> i'm jeff glor are margaret brennan, charlie, gayle and norah are off. deadly storms ravaged several
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states. more than 40 deaths blamed on the storms in the midwest, south and plains. the damage in parts of texas is described as total devastation. >> tornadoes killed at least 11 people in the dallas area. survivors describe the horror and the loss. >> it was like a train coming through. the next thing i know, we looked up and there was nothing ther. we was just looking at the sky. >> i'm thankful just to be here. i'm thankful. i wouldn't want nobody to go through that, not 15 seconds -- not five seconds worth of that. >> you could feel like the roof trying to lift up. it was an experience like i've never had in my life. >> the whole front of the house is gone. the only thing left was the closet they were hiding in. >> in an instant, it hit in less than 60 seconds, which seemed like an eternity, it was gone. >> oh, my god. my boys grew up in this house. everything is gone.
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>> we always thought it happened to everyone else, when you see it on television. it just happens. it's all right, baby. >> tornadoes are just part of the severe weather threat. a dangerous storm is moving through new mexico, texas and oklahoma. blizzard conditions shut down a significant portion of interstate 40 from albuquerque, new mexico to the oklahoma state line. an ice storm covered roads and power lines. officials asking drivers not drive through the texas panhandle where wind gusts reached up to 50 miles an hour in amarillo creating whiteout conditions. >> meteorologist danielle niles of our boston station wbz is tracking the latest storm threat. good morning. >> good morning. winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories from texas to new england. a tornado watch up for parts of alabama and mississippi and flooding on going in northern arkansas and missouri. these lined segments of
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thunderstorms will spread east through the afternoon. clusters of storms with isolated tornado risks as well as damaging wind gusts. snow from the northwest spreading into new england, transitions into rain in parts of southern new england. over a foot of snow stretching through wisconsin. a sloppy inch in boston with a coating in new york city. great news for ski country, west coast pretty quiet. a couple showers, upper 30s in seattle, 50s in vegas and the 30s in albuquerqualbuquerque. >> as 2015 comes an end, the presidential race is heating up. late show host stephen colbert is in the mix. some of the candidates made a stop on the show. john dickerson interviewed colbert. he discussed the highs and lows and how the republican front-runner reminds him of his old comedy central character. >> what's your view of facts and
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your salience -- >> i'm a big fan of facts. i'm not sure they have any bearing on what person's popularity is, because donald trump -- i'm not the first person to say this, but i completely agree that he's my old character with $10 billion. he's completely playing on an emotional level and so beautifully. that's one of the reasons why i can't do that old character anymore. he's doing it better than i ever could, because he's willing to drink his ontario kool-aid and manufacture and distribute it because he has the cash. >> colbert says he wanted to be respectful to trump because his goal is to have a conversation that does not demonize the other side. >> trump is now declaring bill clinton fair game as he takes on hillary clinton. he tweeted this morning, quote, if hillary thinks she can unleash her husband with his terrible record of women abuse while playing the women's koord
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on me, she is wrong. trump also blasted virginia republicans plan to have voters say and sign a pledge saying >> one tweet, straighten out the republican party of virginia before it's too late. "wall street journal" columnist and cbs news contributor peggy noonan is with us this morning. good morning. >> good morning, margaret. how nice to see you. >> give us some perspective on why trump would be attacking the republican party of virginia. is this simply because his followers aren't themselves the straight edge sign-up, republican, card-carrying members of the party? >> i think that might be a little of it. on the principle of it, trump is probably correct. politics is a game of addition. politics is a game, quote, unquote, in which you try to get other people to come in. if you can draw independence in democrats, good thing.
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i've never heard of a state in modern times asking me before you vote in a primary to swear or state that you are a member of the party. have the gates be open, invite everybody in. that's the way to do it. >> because they're scared about what happened with david brat and eric cantor being out in the first primary. >> priet. let the people speak. you're lucky when you're a republican party and independents want to come and vote. >> on the subject of speaking. >> you say thank you, come on in, yea. >> everybody is allowed. donald trump is speaking quite a bit, as we just heard. the increased attacks now on hillary clinton and bill clinton. what is he thinking? >> i think this is mr. trump being mr. trump and mrs. clinton being mr. clinton. acting as the nominees. they are fighting over small
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stuff. i think they're both speaking to their base. hillary is saying, all of you women who support me, let's not forget this guy is sexist and an enemy of women. trump is saying to his people, oh, you know what? the normal rules of political comportment, i don't pay attention to the false, phony politeness, i go straight for you. it will be a different fight next week. >> this is all getting very interesting. bill clinton is going to get more involved now, bill clinton is going to get more attention from donald trump and others now. >> we don't know how that's going to play. >> that wasn't the winning strategy for her last time. >> exactly. it didn't work in '08. in fact, bill clinton hurt mrs. clinton in '08 by some of his statements and actions on the campaign trail. we will see if it is different in '16. it's eight years later. but if you don't think a donald trump is going to go to war with a bill clinton in some tweet frenzy, you are just mistaken.
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if you like political years and cycles to be exciting and fun and surprising and wacky, you're going to enjoy 2016 a lot. >> i would say so. speaking of 2016, we're talking about iowa here. a lot of folks have tried to poke some holes in the trump strategy in iowa, right? not only about not polling, but not keeping track of which voters actually can vote in the caucus. >> yes. >> also it remains unknown whether or not donald trump's enthusiastic rally-goers will show up on caucus night with a little snow and a sick kid and a toothache. caucuses are a little complicated. you don't just show up in a voting booth and go i want this guy. you have to meet with your neighbors. you're at a set place. you have to have back and forth with them. you have to make yourself part of the process, maybe they will. maybe they won't. maybe he'll have a good iowa.
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maybe not. >> bernie sanders was on "face the nation." he had interesting insight and found what he said was common cause with donald trump. saying we both hear this discontent among the working class. he almost gave trump more legitimacy despite being a guy on the other side of the aisle and attacking him. >> if you think bernie sanders has legitimacy to bestow, yes. what i thought was interesting is sanders did a really smart thing. he's looking at the voters and thinking i'm a left wing populist. we have a lot in common with right wing populists, i'm going to go straight to trump's guys and say think me. we all hate wall street. i thought that was -- that is playing the game of addition, not subtraction. >> one heck of a team, donald trump and bernie sanders. thanks, peggy. good to see you. happy new year. >> thank you. happy new year to you.
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see you in '16. >> is virtual reality ready for the real world? dan ackerman is in our toyota green room. he's looking at the amazon echo
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. cicely tyson says before she takes a new role, she always says no. the kennedy center honoree talks to gayle king ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ ♪ ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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people have talked about virtual reality before and it didn't work out before. is 2016 the year? >> we've been talking about it for a couple of years but the catch is there's nothing you can buy right now. all those systems are allegedly coming next year, finally after years of delays. >> so what was grandma looking at there, because she seemed pretty convinced? >> she had the most basic version. you basically get google cardboard. a cardboard holder for your phone or get something like the samsung thing that you slide your phone into and the phone screen is the vr screen and that's all you can get right now. the real stuff is allegedly coming next year. >> i got to use the oculus last year and when it works, it is extraordinary, the immersive experience that it takes you into, just like grandma saw
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there, but we'll see when it all happens. you have something beyond the samsung device here, what else are we looking at here from amazon? >> i think what we'll see next year is a lot of that smart home stuff. the virtual personal assistant stuff will start to be more practical. amazon echo is the first version of that that really works. you can talk to it, you can say its name. i can say alexa, what's the weather today? >> in new york there's a gale warning in effect from 6:00 p.m. >> stop. >> wow. >> and it understands your voice. i've worked with voice recognition technologies for years. siri on your iphone. half the time they don't understand what you're saying. i'll say this gets you 80% of the time. these days that's pretty good. >> does she get mad when you cut her off like that? >> i'll find out later. >> that was pretty good. >> you called this the break-through of 2015. >> yeah. it was a real breakthrough product of 2015 because it took voice recognition, an online personal assistant, cloud based
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stuff and that's what people want. not new things they have never heard of but things they tried once or twice that actually works an is more practical. i use this to control my lights now. >> so you can hook that up to your home system. >> i asked -- for christmas i asked for smart light bulbs and i got them. i plugged in a couple and now i just say alexa, turn on the lights and the lights go on. i say turn them off and the lights go off. >> a tv always advancing here, what's the big buzz word in tv technology. >> every year they have to come up with a new buzz word to get you to buy a tv. you buy a flat screen tv, they're good for five, six, seven years. you're going to hear them talk about hdr. this is a way to do high dynamic range images so the light stuff and the dark stuff both look very clear. you have to shoot it in hdr and have an hdr compatible tv. i think at the end of the year you're not going to buy a tv based on this but they'll try to sell you one. >> who is shooting in hdr. >> the same people who said i've
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got to get out in front and shoot in 4k. the movies that you shoot in the latest technology, you have to pick which one you invest in. a lot of people invested in 4k. >> and these are all expensive toys? >> not too expensive. $179 right now. i think about $150, maybe a little more for this guy. you have to put in your own phone. >> thanks very much. >> thank you guys. >> alexa good, bye. . >> she doesn't like you. >> no response. >> in just a few days the world will focus on new york city. the crystal ball gets ready for its year-ending show. that story is next on "cbs this morning." have a nice 2016, alexa. underwer and wiggle, giggle, swerve and curve. with soft dual leak guard barriers and a discreet fit that hugs your curves. so bladder leaks can feel like no big deal. get your free pair and valuable coupons at always
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but a long time ago. are we raise ago generation of children who give us no respect? going up in california... w dipping below two dollars a gallon good monday morning, it's 8:25, headlines at this hour, gas prices are going up and california while dipping below $2 a gallon, analysts blame a shortage because of a maintenance issue, accord to go gasbuddy dot com, the average price now 2.70 in san jose, 2.80 near san francisco. a deadly fire began after 1:00 a.m., investigators say a man and a woman were in a lower unit died of their injuries. traffic and weather coming up right after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning from the traffic center, mass transit delays, we have caltrain out of south bay, a bit behind this morning, rest of the mass transit is on time, everything is pretty quiet this morning, not a lot he going on, a lot of folks have a week off for the holiday. just a up could he will cars making their way, reports of a stalled vehicle near treasure island, san matt tse toe 890,
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to 101, both directions no problems, and the golden great bridge a nice ride. checking your drive, if you have an early flight, 92 to 80 split two ming thes along the is 101. taking a quick look at richmond san rafael bridge, everything is looking good. i wish i could share with you my mountain ham cam, i can see a trace to about an inch of snow on top of mount hamilton that is because of the rain in the over night hours, we are clearing out in san francisco, a barely a cloud in the sky, visibility from the trans america pyramid looking out toward the golden gate bridge, the we have about 46 minute delays on airport, the air travel, i should say at ssf due to clouds in that area. temperatures in the 30s and east, and later today topping out in the 50s, northwest at 15, you will notice a quiet
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♪,,,,,,, welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour, children taking too much power away from parents. an expert on family says kids and teens are calling the shots too often. he'll tell us why that is not a prescription for their success. gayle talks with pioneering actress and kennedy center honoree cicely tyson. her marriage to miles davis and tyson's answer to stories of their tumultuous relationship. that is ahead. time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. "the new york times" remembers meadowlark lemon of the harlem globetrotters who died sunday in his arizona home. lemon was called basketball's crown prince and known for his
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half-court hook shots and comedy on the court. meadowlark lemon was 83 years old. "the guardian" 53-year-old john beaton arrived in australia on sunday. the british rower spent 209 days at sea. bad weather had slowed him down as he crossed the pacific ocean. he rode for about 15 hours a day. >> wow. "rolling stone" looks at the beatles songs that are most streamed on spotify. ♪ that's it. come together was the number one streamed song in the first two days of worldwide streaming. it's followed by "let it be" "hey jude" and "love me do" and "yesterday." modern children are growing
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newspaper a different world than their parents. research shows that 69% of 11 and 12-year-old have a cell phone bought by their parents and 76% of teens use social media. dr. leonard sax argue that too many parents let the kids run the show these days. his new book is called "the collapse of parenting." he says the old command no dessert until you eat your broccoli has turned into a plea. how about if you eat three bites of broccoli, then you can have dessert. doctor, good morning. guilty on that last one, by the way. we have a 6-year-old and 6-month-old and talk about this every day. you think parenting has changed for the worse. why? >> well, sure. as you pointed out, 50 years ago, 30 years ago, parents would say, no dessert until you eat your broccoli. but now it's a question, how about if you try three bites? in a previous generation, parents would say, do unto others as you would have them do unto to you.
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now parents ask the question how would you feel if someone did that to you and they don't have an answer when the kid says i'd kick him in the nuts and sit down. >> you think we are trying to kids like adults and not like kids? >> well, i think in a certain way, you need to expect kids to behave like adults, but you should is not give them the authority of an adult. so the question of what school to attend for parents who choose a school, they know chauffeur their kids around to a couple of different schools and the kid makes the choice. another school i was at they were sprititrying to enforce a of no cell phones in the classroom and one parent pushed back and says i have to text my daughter and ask her what she wants to for supper. the principal is like you're the pa parent and you can decide what is for supper. a lot of parents feel no, i have given that authority to my child. >> in your book you say this isn't just about something
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dynamic within the family. it's actually a cultural issue. you say there is role confusion and that authority, overall, has been undermined. >> that's right. in a previous generation, 50 years ago most americans trusted the president. most americans trusted the school. today, the majority of americans don't think you can trust government and when a kid ghets trouble at the school the parents swoop in like attorneys to mount a defense. and the result is that the authority of the parents are under undermined and they give kids the authority that parents should have. >> but times change, don't they? the issues we are dealing with in 1900 are different than what they are in 1950 and 2016. >> i'm not sugaring 50 years ago were the good old days. they weren't. every year has its challenges but i don't think we are recognizing ours. there has been an explosion in the proportion of kids on medication in this country. kids need authority and when parents step back from authority, what is happening in many cases is the doctors step
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in and instead of parents soeting clear rules of right and wrong now you have this kid running around throwing things and he is put on medication. so american kids are now 90 times more likely to be on medication for behavior compared to kids in italy, for example. >> when you look at what is happening in this country, how much of it is just the patterns of parenting change? older parents. parents were exhausted and don't want to have argument whether they eat their broccoli or not because they are exhausted from a full days's work. >> the kids are confused and they want their kids to like them and love them. they think if they are authoritative parents their kids won't like them. your job as a parent is teach right and wrong and keep your kids safe. if you're doing your job your kids may not like you. one example a kid said i hate you and you'll ruin my whole life. the mom said, sometimes i'm not so fond of you either but it's
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my job to keep you safe so you're not going to be doing that. >> you're a parent first and then a friend second. >> parent first and a friend second. >> dr. leonard sax, thank you. the collapse of parenting goes on sale tomorrow. cicely tyson just turned 91 and she is still a force in the acting world. but when she was young, her mother stood in her way. >> she couldn't understand why i was leaving this good, good job to go do this foolishness. oh, she was very upset and she told me, i couldn't live there. >> she kicked you out of the house? your mom? >> oh, yeah. she said you can't live here and do that. >> gayle's conversation with the kennedy center honoree is next.,
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♪ new york ♪ >> cicely tyson was kicked out of her home by her mother, after announcing she was going to be a model an an actress, but tyson refused to give up. she carved out nearly a six decade career that is now being celebrated with a kennedy center honor. gayle met tyson in her old harlem neighborhood to talk about her body of work and some of her other passions. >> you know, i say no to everything first. >> do you? >> then i go home and think about it!
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>> you do? you say no to everything? >> i say no to everything because i always want to make sure that when i say yes, i know what i'm getting myself into. tuck that shirt in, david lee. >> reporter: for nearly 60 years, cicely tyson has been particularly about the roles that she played. >> oh, don't make no kind of a stance. big old locks like that won't sit next to a colored child? >> reporter: what is your criteria what you accept these days? what is your process? >> either my skin tingles or my stomach churns! it's very simple! it's something that i feel nauseated about. i know that i can't possibly do that. if i can't keep still, i get it when i'm walking around, i get the feeling, i know that's it. i can handle it. did you say gold? >> reporter: tyson made her movie debut in 1956. black and white film called "pair of gold."
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>> and we will have kids. we will have all of the kids we want. >> reporter: it was a small film that launched a huge award winning career. for most people when you say sisly tyson -- sis, - -- cicely remember "roots." >> give him a very good life! >> reporter: i remember jane pittman. what stands out is that walk, cicely tyson. what does that role mean to you? >> well, when i'm working, i just tell everybody, i don't care what you see. please don't tell me about it. if it's good, i'm not going to be able to do anything about it. if it's bad, i'm not because i work so organically, okay? so the next day, when i came on the set, i knew something had happened, and i simply said, please don't tell me, i don't want to know. what they were feeling from having watched it. when it was all over and people were talking about the walk, i said what walk?
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>> reporter: that walk led to two emmy awards in 1974, including outstanding lead actress in a drama. she was the first black woman to win in that category. >> when you live longer than your house and your family, you've lived too long. >> reporter: almost 40 years later, tyson's tony award came for best actress in "the trip to bountiful." >> you cannot pick that up. >> i won't! you will! >> she starred alongside vanessa williams who was inspired by tyson's work ethic. i love vanessa williams. she said this about you. she did not miss one performance ever. she is 90 years old. there is no excuse to not show up when cicely tyson can show up every day! >> i have never missed a performance. never. i mean, it just never occurs to me to miss a performance. i mean, it's a job i have. right? >> reporter: do you think about aging?
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>> do i think about it? >> reporter: uh-huh. >> no! >> reporter: you don't? >> no! >> reporter: why? >> age is a number, okay? we have the greatest gift that we could possibly ever have, okay? and it's just -- okay? >> reporter: yes. >> and if you take care of it, it will serve you well. i've never been a person who drank, who smoked, who did drugs, never. >> reporter: ever? >> never. >> because i love life. ♪ >> reporter: it's a life that she has always kept private. that includes her relationship with jazz great miles davis. he put her on the cover of his 1957 album. the two married in 1981, but divorced less than seven years later and surrounded by stories of infidelity and violence.
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you were like the brad pitt and angelina jolie of your day. the beyonce and jay-z of your day. that mikes me smile too. >> i don't really talk about it. >> reporter: you don't? >> no, i don't. >> joo will you? >> but i will say this -- i cherish every single moment that i had with him. >> reporter: they say it was tumultuous, that it was difficult. >> what do they know? >> reporter: what do they know, oh, yeah. >> they are assuming it was because of the kind of reputation that they perceived was this man. you know? >> reporter: the reputation wasn't good? >> no. >> reporter: the alcoholism, the drugs, the women. >> yes, all of that kind of stuff. but that's not the man i knew. i told you! men take things! they have been taking things from women since the beginning of time! >> reporter: tyson's reputation as a pioneer for black actresses
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has given her a unique perspective on inequality and genuine and race. >> i'm going to my ladder. >> reporter: your ladder? what does that mean? >> you know what a ladder is, right? >> reporter: i do know what a ladder is. >> white man, black man, white woman, black woman. the rungs. we are the rungs and we are holding on to the last rung. and those, they are being trampled on by all of those above and, still, we hold on. that's our strength. that's the reason we survive, because we will not let go of that rung! >> reporter: wow. i get that. i could cry. >> i know. >> i get it.
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i get it. >> because it's true. >> reporter: i get it. >> because it's absolutely true. ♪ >> reporter: it's that kind of perseverance that led a school was named after her. the school got a chance to see her where she is starring in "the gin games" with james earl ray. sometimes it's the first time for them to see a broadway play. what does it mean to have a school in your name and have those students come? >> i cannot tell you -- i cannot tell you what it meant to me, to look out into that audience and see those little black faces, so happy, so full of love. >> reporter: ania, who is 16, says cicely tyson means happiness to me.
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i don't think it gets any better than that, cicely tyson. >> i know that. i know that. that's my mission for life. >> so captivating. >> gayle did a really nice job with that. so warm. gosh. cicely tyson. to be that active still, impressive. really impressive. you can see cicely tyson and all of the winners at the 38th annual kennedy center honors tomorrow. they are broadcast at 9:00/8:00 central here on cbs. coming up next here on "cbs this morning," she barely made it. a koala bear gained back her strength after being rescued by firefighters. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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♪ a koala bear is getting better. on the mend in southeastern australia. she was found unconscious on the side of the road after a fire apparently destroyed her home. they have nicknamed her constable kay there. cute? >> wildfires ripped through southern australia over christmas weekend and forcing animals and thousands of people from their homes. but constable kay bear is doing much better we can happily report. nice to see you this morning. >> nice to see you. >> talk with you again tomorrow.
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good monday morning. here are the headlines. pg&e will go door to door to restore gas service. san joaquin sheriff's department looking for a person who tried to firebomb a mosque. some minor damage there. the former centerfielder who was a key player in the 1989 world series championship, dave henderson, dead at the age of 57. good morning everybody.
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we have clear skies. temperatures pretty chilly. 30s and 40s with brisk winds out of the north. it is now 36 degrees in vallejo. temperatures today slightly below average from the 50s at the beaches, east of the bay in the 50s. 54 degrees today and santa rosa. the winds are breezy today with a dry pattern each day. traffic next.
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good morning. if you are headed to work this morning you are in locke. no troubles on the freeways right now. here is a live look at the bay bridge. drive times looking pretty good this morning. fairylike addition along the san mateo bridge.
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