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elevations. dry sunday through thursday. >> thank you for watching kpix 5 news this morning. >> and "cbs this morning" is coming up. have a great weekend. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org good morning to our viewers in the west. it is welcome to "cbs this morning." a massive blizzard takes aim at 7 5 million americans. snow, sleet, and freezing rain are already falling. prominent conservatives issue a manifesto against donald trump. how hollywood is making history in cuba. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> the ingredients are all there for a high impact blizzard. >> it's already sticking to the road. >> be prepared, folks. >> an epic blizzard marches
east. >> from arkansas stretching toward new york city, all under a winter storm warning, blizzard warnings, blizzard watches. >> airlines cancelling flights along the east coast. >> there goes our plans. >> north korea says that american university of virginia student under arrest for what it calls acts against the state. >> the polls are not looking good for ted. they're not looking good. >> donald trump ramping up attacks on ted cruz as donald's numbers keep dropping. >> bernie sanders soaring past hillary clinton in iowa. >> we're looking at one of the great political upsets in the modern history of the united states. >> a doctor has been placed on leave and may lose her job after attacking an uber driver. >> in flint michigan, the epa's top midwest official resigning over charges she did not do
enough to prevent poisoned water. >> a cow making a run for it in new york city. >> all that. >> manchester, new hampshire, ted cruz was handed a lifesaver. >> real silly nuggets game. charlie bulkman, that's what i'm talking about. >> and all of that matters. >> something every musician can relate to. the first recital. this boy brings something special to it. >> on cbs morning. >> cher said recently donald trump can't come up with a hairstyle that looks good, how can he come up with a plan to defeat isis? if you're looking for a plan to defeat isis, i wouldn't count on cher either. >> announcer: this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota. let's go places.
welcome to "cbs this morning." the blizzard of 2016 is intensifying as it surges towards the east coast. a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain overnight coated little rock, arkansas. this is the beginning of a weekend that could paralyze a huge part of the united states. >> the massive storm will impact some 75 million americans. washington will be among the hardest-hit areas. forecasters call for up to 3 feet of snow in the dc region by sunday. blizzard watches and warnings extend north to philadelphia and new york. and we've got a team of correspondents along the storm's path. we begin with omar villa fran can an in charlotte, north carolina. omar, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a mix of rain and snow starting to fall in the charlotte area. this is what we're seeing on some of the cars and windshields in the area. up to 6 inches is expected in the forecast. it's the threat of icy roads that could make driving dangerous and deadly.
winter storm warnings are rare in the deep south. and overnight brought dangerous freezing conditions. in little rock, arkansas, blinding snow and ice forced cars off highways. numerous crashes and at least three weather-related deaths have been reported in tennessee and north carolina. [ sirens ] >> reporter: further south in texas, louisiana, and mississippi, tornado warnings brought more worry to communities. heavy snow began falling in tennessee and the carolinas early this morning. in preparation for the storm, north carolina's duke energy recruited a thousand technicians all the way from florida. and departments of transportation are loading hundreds of dump trucks with plows and salt. >> let's just hope that the freezing rain will come in. that will really mess things up. >> reporter: on thursday, north carolina's governor declared a state of emergency. >> we've got to constantly warn the general driving public not to take risks, because you could kill other people too, not just
yourself. >> reporter: hundreds of schools across the southeast are closed today. on sunday, there's an nfc championship game between the carolina panthers and the arizona cardinals. it's going to be played at this stadium behind me. as you can see, that's not a dome. so weather will be a factor. as a matter of fact, the arizona cardinals are not even here yet. they're expected to show up in charlotte on saturday. >> hopefully they'll get it all cleaned up in time. thank you, omar. as the storm moves north, many regions are under states of emergency. that includes washington, dc, where up to 3 feet of snow could fall. a little more than an inch of snow was enough to cripple the nation's capital earlier this week. kris van cleave is at a salt dome in washington with the city's preparations for today's big storm. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hundreds of plow trucks loaded down with salt are getting ready to hit the streets. schools are closed. the federal government is shutting down at noon, as washington, dc could take a direct hit from a massive
blizzard. more than 4,000 trucks across northern virginia and washington, dc are on standby this morning. ready to salt roads and plow snow ahead of this potentially life-threatening storm. >> i've lived in dc most of my life and i don't know that i have lived through a forecast like this. >> reporter: the district will be looking to avoid a repeat of wednesday night's debacle. when less than an inch and a half of snow paralyzed the city, causing more than 150 accidents. now, with up to 2 feet of snow expected to blanket the nation's capital, people are stocking up. store shelves were left bare thursday as shoppers prepared to be snowed in for days. >> it's the same way you prepare for a natural disaster or armageddon. >> everybody else is going out to get food. panic hasn't quite hit yet. but it probably will by tonight.
>> reporter: washington, dc's metro system is going to shut down for the storm. busses will stop running this evening. and police are pleading with people to stay off the roads once the snow starts coming down. >> thanks, kris. this giant winter storm is causing a widespread travel mess. around 2500 flights today have been cancelled so far. about the same number of flights are scrapped tomorrow. david begnaud is at philadelphia international airport where all of tomorrow's flights are cancelled. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. here in philadelphia, these will be some of the last passengers to it on some of the last flights out of town today. philadelphia has already had about a hundred flight cancellations today. compare that to the west coast, where san francisco and los angeles have had about 50 flight cancellations at both airports. a majority of the u.s. airlines have cancelled the bulk of their flights in the northeast ahead of the storm. american, one of the largest carriers in the u.s., has grounded most of its flights for today and tomorrow across the
eastern united states. that includes all 654 of its flights for today in and out of charlotte-douglas international. the airline has already cancelled flights for saturday at all three washington and baltimore-area airports as well as the one here in philadelphia. most major airlines are offering travel waivers for flights this weekend. you can rebook or change your travel free of charge. also amtrak says that it's operating at a modified schedule this weekend. aaa is saying this, if you can push back or delay your weekend plans and stay off the road, it's best to do it. >> good advice, david, thanks so much. sounds like a lot of people will be snuggling in this weekend. lonnie quinn of our station wcbs is tracking the storm. >> it's kind of like the super bowl for a weatherman. a lot of activity out there. as of right now, winter storm warnings from georgia to new jersey.
blizzard warnings in washington, dc and new york city. 60-mile-per-hour winds along the shore. the shore will get battered. southern tier, seeing some dry slots out there. today it's now forecast to move a little bit more to the north. the for more northerly track, new york city would fall into the possibility to see a foot of snow. washington, dc, you're still looking at securely 20 inches or even more out of this. possibilities in virginia of seeing, my goodness, 30 inches of snow, maybe more. out west, a system moving in onshore, some rain. the sierras dealing with winter weather conditions out there. what's out west is nothing compared to the storm that has come together on the eastern seaboard, guys. >> we've officially been warned. thank you very much, lonnie. a university of virginia student under arrest this morning in north korea, identified as 21-year-old otto warmbier. the north korean government accuses him of a hostile act.
seth doane is in tokyo with new investments on that story. seth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the north korean state media said today the uva undergraduate was arrested while perpetrating a hostile act against the democratic people's republic of korea after entering as a tourist and under the manipulation of the u.s. government. otto frederick warmbier was detained at pyongyang's airport ahead of a flight back to china. the china-based tourism company he was traveling with has confirmed he was detained on the 2nd of january. they say they have been in touch with the state department and that his family has been informed, charlie. >> thank you so much, seth. donald trump faces a new challenge from the right this morning. the "national review," a leading conservative magazine, put out a manifesto against trump signed by 22 republican and tea party figures. the magazine calls trump a political opportunist, a
huckster, and a menace to american conservativism. in response, the republican party dropped the "national review" as a debate co-partner next month. major garrett is in washington. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump dismissed "the national review" as a paper nobody reads anymore. last april he called it a true conservative voice. ronald reagan is the best example of the "national review"'s influence on conservativism. >> if you think of the last time we beat the washington cartel, it was 1980, it was the reagan revolution. >> reporter: ted cruz, who bob dole just claimed has likability
problems, quoted ronald reagan. >> the american people understand that cutting a deal is not what the american people want. >> reporter: trump said he's ready to make deals. >> he's a strident guy, "no, you cannot have that." ronald reagan would get along with tip o'neill and they would sit down and make great deals for everybody. >> reporter: in new hampshire, john kasich, like jeb bush, is trying to rise from the ashes. kasich has moved into contention for second in a poll of undeclared voters and has taken aim at his close rival, bush, attacking his record in florida. a super-pac supporting kasich accused bush of mud slinging. >> desperately slinging mud at fellow republicans. that's not presidential, jeb. >> reporter: he called hillary clinton a fragile candidate. >> she's a check-the-box
candidate. people don't want somebody who is a plumber, a mechanic. >> reporter: he says he needs a strong finish in new hampshire or the game is over. >> many people in politics, it's interesting, they want to be with a winner. they don't want to make a winner. if we come out of new hampshire in a strong position, they'll be there to join the team. >> reporter: both trump and cruz will be on the air today with new ads attacking each other. lindsey graham summed up republican options between the two, concluding if either is the nominee, the republican party faces extinction, asking, norah, whether it's death by being shot or poisoning, "does it really matter?" >> thanks, major. bernie sanders has an 8-point lead over hillary clinton in a new poll. the same poll showed clinton leading in iowa by 18 points just a month ago. she is still ahead in the national polls but is now in a tight race in the first two voting states. nancy cordes is in washington tracking the democratic contest. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. because of those numbers, the
clinton camp is really throwing everything they've got at sanders, looking to see what sticks. they're hitting him for his views on diplomacy, on healthcare. they even called him out for what was supposed to be an upbeat ad. >> we have had enough of establishment politics, establishment economics. we need to move in a new and bold direction. >> reporter: in new hampshire last night, bernie sanders largely ignored hillary clinton's latest attack on his foreign policy views. >> it raises concerns because sometimes it can sound like he hasn't really thought it through. >> reporter: her comments were part of a broader offensive by the clinton camp to blunt sanders's momentum even as they question his anti-establishment credentials. >> he's been elected to office a lot longer than i have. ♪ to look for america >> reporter: even this new
feel-good ad from sanders, set to the strains of simon and garfunkel, came under fire from clinton's supporters, saying the crowds in it were too white. >> i don't think there is a woman more confident than hillary clinton. >> reporter: she hit iowa city with singer debi lovato last night and has campaigned with katie perry. she visited simpson college, where this young man plans to go door for door for her in his dorm. >> i think they see eye to eye with them and they think they are great ideas but some people aren't as realistic. >> reporter: part of the problem, the clinton camp argues, is that iowa democrats are looking for the same kind of thrill they got in 2008 when
barack obama swept in and stole their hearts. sanders may be 74, gayle, but he's the closest thing to a fresh face this time around. >> all right, nancy. very well-said. thank you. >> we believe that 74 can be a fresh face. >> absolutely. and how. very nice, norah. the motion picture academy is planning what it calls dramatic steps to increase the diversity of oscar nominees after backlash over this year's nominees. changes could include a larger number of best picture and acting nominations. the academy may revoke voting privileges for those who don't cast ballots on a regular basis. kevin frazier has more. >> reporter: good morning. jada pinkett-smith really jump-started the conversation about diversity with her video on monday, saying she wouldn't watch or attend the academy
awards, putting new pressure on actors to take a stand and for academy members to take a hard look in the mirror. >> i was happy to be married to that woman. >> reporter: actor will smith told us he was out of the country when his wife posted this message to her facebook page on monday. >> i will not be at the academy awards and won't be watching. >> reporter: this after two years of acting nominations with no persons of color. >> it feels like it's going the wrong direction. there's a regressive slide towards separatism, towards racial and religious dis-harmony. and that's not the hollywood i want to leave behind. >> will smith is so well-respected in the hollywood community and successful, for
him to actually come out and say that he also recognizes there's a problem, that there is something about inclusion that's not happening in the hollywood community, is a huge deal. >> reporter: academy has been handing out oscars since 1929, and in all that time, it has only given 15 of them to black actors. a 2013 study puts academy membership at 93% white. the controversy has sparked conversation and introspection in the acting community, including oscar nominated members of the motion picture academy. >> i think if you look at the statistics that came out, the makeup of the academy, i think it's very telling. >> i have a lot of sympathy for it, to be honest with you, i have thought about it quite a bit. >> the problem is not with the oscar. the problem is with the hollywood movie making system. >> reporter: the spotlight on diversity is expected to continue through the ceremony itself with outspoken comedian
chris rock. >> chris rock is not the kind of person known for holding his tongue. he's a cultural critic at its best. we would expect him to use this moment to shine a light on the issue. >> reporter: back to will smith, he was seen as a possible best actor nominee for his work in the movie "concussion," but jada says it's not about her husband, that even if he was nominated, she would have made that video. she claims the lack of diversity is an industry-wide problem. >> she's giving a lot of people a lot to think about. thank you very much, kevin. "entertainment tonight" will bring you the latest developments on the oscar controversy. check your local listings. ahead, what happens when local government responses to the weather fall short. right now, time to check your local weather.
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hearing could bring the dea good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. here's what's happening at 7:26. today in sacramento a lethal injection hearing to bring the death penalty back to california. the corrections department proposing a one-drug method instead of three. with lunar new year parades on the way bay area leaders are talking safety measures today giving out information packets to chinatown merchants and shoppers in san francisco and in oakland. coming up on "cbs this morning," kris van cleave tells us about a blizzard about to hit the dc area over the weekend over 2 feet of snow expected. we just have rain. we have traffic and weather coming up. ,,,,,,
this is going to be northbound 880 near the 7th street area a big rig two cars were involved it has been cleared to the side of the road. however, we are seeing some major delays because of this. take a look at our live camera out of the nimitz freeway this morning. we are seeing drive times really increasing in that area. 880 northbound from 238 to the maze. currently taking about 53 minutes. bay bridge also very busy this morning with some slick spots on the road. here's roberta. this is our live hi-def doppler radar. good morning, everybody. we have been picking up some scattered showers and so far today we have picked up nearly a half inch of rain in the highest locations generally speaking. anywhere from a tenth to a quarter inch of rain across the bay area. how about that? that was a look out towards a very wet embarcadero. you can barely see it due to the rain. the 50s out the door right now. then later today we do have a wind advisory in place. some wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour in the highest
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newly-released dash cam video shows a 2-year-old toddler running down the middle of an oregon highway. a sheriff's deputy ran out and picked up the child. the temperature was in the mid-40s. you can see the truck went whizzing by. the parents were not charged. we all know fathers move very quickly. >> very scary indeed. good thing that police officer was there. >> he's okay. welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up, washington, dc officials apologize for getting caught off-guard by an inch of snow that crippled commutes this week. ahead, the snow mistakes in some of the nation's biggest cities that have a lasting impact. plus a report shows rental
cars are facing tough competition from uber and lyft. which ride is a better value, ahead. "the detroit free press" reports that an emergency order was issued in the flint water crisis. the epa requires immediate action. yesterday saw the resignation of susan hedman, the regional epa administrator. governor rick snyder might have to testify in washington. an oklahoma city police officer are sentenced to 263 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. the 29-year-old was convicted of attacking eight black women in a low income neighborhood while on duty. his lawyer says he will appeal. "bloomberg" reports on
google's confidential revenue-sharing deal with rival apple. it keeps google's search by on the iphone. in 2014, apple received $1 billion from google. apple gets a percentage of the revenue google generates from the device. they declined to comment. our des moines affiliate kcci reports on accusations carly fiorina used preschooler as props during an antiabortion speech. the republican presidential candidate ushered the children to the front of an iowa campaign appearance. they sat near a picture of an unborn fetus. at least one parent was upset. the campaign says the kids and teachers followed fiorina over after running into her at a nearby botanical garden. the "new york times" reports on an alaska airlines pilot who flew while under the influence of alcohol. he was arrested on wednesday. his blood alcohol level was above the federal limit. alaska airlines removed him from
duties on that day after the blood test. he later retired. people along the eastern united states this morning are preparing to hunker down. tens of millions of americans are in the path of a massive snowstorm. washington, dc officials already apologizing. they admit they failed to do enough wednesday after about an inch, an inch of snow. drivers were stuck for hours in the metro area. kris van cleave is in washington with how nature can humble state and local leaders. kris, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. just like these snowplows, people up and down the east coast have been getting ready for this massive blizzard. but for city leaders, a storm like this can come to define their time in office. district of columbia mayor muriel bowser apologized thursday. just hours after less than an inch and a half of snow paralyzed her city. >> we are very sorry for an
inadequate response. >> reporter: an often-heard sentiment from local officials following winter storm responses that go wrong. >> i feel terrible. >> reporter: atlanta's mayor apologized in 2014 after an ice storm left thousands of drivers stranded. but the governor took the fall. >> i'm the governor. the buck stops with me. >> this is fifth avenue. where is the sanitation department? >> reporter: after back to back storms in 2014. >> it wasn't plowed at all. >> reporter: new york city's mayor bill de blasio offered a mea culpa to the big apple after failing to deploy snowplows. >> it wasn't handled properly. >> weather forecasting is inherently uncertain. we have made tremendous progress in weather forecasting in the last ten to 15 years. some of the storms we can now see coming three, four, five days in advance, we didn't know
were coming the night before. >> reporter: as the nation's capital is in the bullseye, we asked the mayor if her city is prepared for the 2 feet of snow headed its way. what does last night's debacle say about the city's ability to handle the type of storm that's coming at it now? >> we don't believe that we prepared adequately for a forecast that was slightly less than what we got at rush hour. and we should have been out earlier with more resources. >> reporter: hundreds of snowplows will be out in the district of columbia itself. thousands more in the metro area. but if the region gets 2 feet of snow or more, regardless of how well the city plans for this event, it is likely going to be days and days of digging out. >> we're worried about dc and the other cities in the path. kris, thank you so much. uber is gaining ground against rental cars. the somewhere company certify
found uber eclipsing car companies for business travel. uber's chief service, uberx, is now allowed to pick up at national airport. cbs news's financial contributor mellody hobson is in chicago. mellody, good morning. >> good morning. >> why do we see business travelers turning to uber rather than renting a car? >> pun intended, convenience is driving this decision. when you really think about it, it is so much easier to step off the curb at l.a.x., los angeles airport, and step right into your uber car versus waiting in the taxi line or taking the shuttle to the car rental company. and when you think about it, once you're in the car, you can work, you don't have to worry about parking. there are a whole host of issues that make it much easier. it's more about convenience than even cost. >> been there, done that, nothing like seeing the shuttle drive away as you run up to the
curb, that's always fun. >> what does the cost breakdown show you about renting a car versus other factors? >> i looked at denver. denver international airport, you rent a car, two-day rental will cost you about $237. when you layer on taxes and fees and parking at your hotel. versus if you're on uberx and you do a round trip to your hotel, it will cost you about $85. now, this is not an apples to apples comparison unless you're going to that hotel and staying. that might be the case if it's a conference. but if you have many stops along the way, these numbers could obviously look very different if you're in uber on and off throughout the day. >> we had a story this week that millennials aren't getting their drivers licenses like they used to, is that affecting the car rental companies too? >> that study looked at people age 20 to 24.
generally you have to be 25 to rent a car so that's not directly affecting the companies. zipcar allows you to rent a car as young as 18. and they are bustling on college campuses. so i think it says that isn't not really going to be a factor. >> what do you make the general motors' investment, $500 million, into lyft? >> so they're saying they no longer want to be an auto company. automatic t all the car companies are saying this now. they want to be in the people mobility business. that means if it's you buying a car, if you're buying a car to be a ride sharing provider, if it's a self-driving car, whatever the way that the world is going, they want to be a part of it. i think it's very, very smart. >> very interesting. mellody hobson, thank you very much. always good to see you. he says he never meant to put himself or others at risk. >> i would never purposely do it, not because it's illegal, but because it's dangerous. i'm not trying to go out there and die. >> ahead, the snowboarder facing
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an area that was off-limits for developments. >> now he's hoping to survive a potential legal battle. >> reporter: this is what an avalanche looks like from the inside. >> oh, [ bleep ]! >> i wanted to go find freshies somewhere and have fun. i got caught in an avalanche. >> reporter: he was nearly swallowed up by tons of fast moving snow. but now he's facing an avalanche of criticism and potential prosecution for what's being called reckless decisionmaking. >> prosecutors need to be aware that it has far-reaching ramifications. >> reporter: he triggered the avalanche while riding with friends at sugar bowl resort, a popular ski destination
northwest of lake tahoe. resort officials say he was riding in a closed area of the mountain that was off-limits, and the avalanche put other skiers at risk. >> those closure signs are there for a reason. this is all about safety. us wanting to make sure and ensure that we keep our skiing public as safe as possible. >> i would never purposely do it. not because it's an illegal but because it's dangerous. i'm not trying to go out there and die. i wanted to go out and die on purpose? that's silly. >> reporter: the resort says they won't tolerate actions that endanger their customers and staff. >> what happened with carson, he works for them and he's missing and they can't find him, and now this has happened, so they had to protect their ass in order for them to not look bad to the public. >> reporter: he's referring to 23-year-old carson may, a ski
instructor who disappeared while skiing the mountain last week. rescue crews were unable to locate him and called off the search on tuesday. as of this morning, there are no official charges. the investigation is now in the hands of the sheriff's department for trespassing into a closed area of the ski resort. an official in the district attorney's office sold "cbs this morning," once the investigation is complete, the case will be submitted to their office, norah. >> wow. >> any speculation this was planned? >> so far, a lot of speculation, but nothing has been confirmed. you heard him there, he had no interest to die, he says it was absolutely not planned. >> they were both very lucky because somebody could have been seriously hurt. >> yes. >> big lesson. she barely survived an act of savagery. this woman's search for answers led to a face from an austin powers movie. we'll have a preview of "48 hours investigation." plus, why a steer
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good morning. we are keeping an eye on a few hotshots out there on the roads. let's go ahead and take you out there. we are looking at the 5th street on-ramp to eastbound 80 some reports of flooding. you see some of the red and the yellow there on the sensors. this is causing some delays out there this morning. we are also looking at some delays in mass transit on the bart. east bay to downtown san francisco about five- to ten- minute delays and "ace" train 5 running about 21 minutes late. roberta. >> good morning. looking out towards levi's stadium, 16 days until super bowl 50 played right there on february 7th and airing here on kpix 5. we have rain showers that are very light at this particular time in the bay area. scattered showers throughout the day today. notice the cameras wavering. the winds will blow 20 to 30 miles an hour, gusts to 50 miles an hour. hires in the 50s and 60s. so with the light to moderate rain today on-again, off-again rain saturday morning tapering
good morning to our viewers in the west. it is friday, january 22, 2016 and more news ahead. there's a storm that's hitting to the eastern u.s. that's causing problems. >> rain, ice and snow is starting to fall here, and it's starting to accumulate. this is what we're seeing on some of the cars and windshields. government offices are shutting down as washington, d.c. could take a direct hit. >> winter storm warnings go from georgia all the way to new jersey. blizzard warnings in washington, d.c. >> these are some of the last
passengers to get out of the southeast. north korean state media say a that the uv undergraduate was arrested coming into the country. the clinton camp is throwing everything they have got at sanders, looking to see what fits. they even called him out for an upbeat ad. we see business travellers turning to uber rather than renting a car? >> pun intended, convenience is driving a this decision. regardless how well cities have planned, it is likely going to be days of digging out. >> we have great weather here in los angeles. it was stunning and 114 degrees.
i'm charlie rose with gayle cu king and norah o'donnell. a storm is now targting some 75 million americans. washington, d.c. and surrounding areas could see up to three feet of snow. ice is also a big, big person, some states in the south could see anywhere from a quarter inch to an inch of ice. it's already coating the cars with a quarter inch of ice in north carolina. heavy snow added to the mess on the roads. >> the storm is having a major impact this morning on weekend travel. more than 2,500 flights a s ars cancelled today. the same number are already cancelled tomorrow. so far charlotte has the most cancellations. ash carter says that isis must be knocked out of its strong holds in syria.
air strikes hit isis strong holds on thursday. they hit buildings, tactical units and oil facilities. our national security correspondent david martin visited my pbs program last night. i asked him how drones and other technology are changing the that it of war. >> you can get the feeling it's a video becagame. but it ain't. and if you go to the fizz can kl therapy rooms at walter reed and balboa naval hospital, you know it's not a video game. but what really happened in terms of war fare was the role of space. the u.s. started using space before any other country for military purposes. >> how did they do that? >> putting up gps satellites and those are the basis for all these precision guided strikes
that you see. we never see the precision that satellites take, but they're using space to get greater and greater visibility and understanding of what the target is. the down side of that is that everybody's been watching russians and chinese. and they know how much the u.s. military depends on space and they know that if you take out american satellites, you will cripple american military power. >> so they're trying to do it? >> they're trying to develop the means to do it, yes. >> this is so brilliant, this is the future of warfare in space. there are people like don rumsfeld have been talking for years about how countries wage war against one another. >> a correspondent who's been covering this beat for a while, says a it's really a place that has great access, much more than
at the white house and other places, and david is such a great correspondent and this is part of a series i'm doing about the great reporters and the subject they explore and how they cover. >> another bright idea by charlie rose. >> do you two know any women far covering the news that could be on my program? norah and i went, hmm, do you know anybody, norah? >> she said when do i show up? >> let me know on that date. "washington post" correspondent jason rezaian is due shortly to return to the united states. he has spent 545 days in iran's prison. to other americans freed with rez siaian returned to the u.s. thursday. [ crying ] . >> those are happy, happy tears
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♪ tomorrow night "48 hours" lives to tell shares a remarkable tale of survival. a 19-year-old woman was attacked in southern california. for 18 years her case remained unsolved until a stunning twist in the case. one of the suspects turned out to be a hollywood actor. here's a preview of her report. >> i have been referenced as
jane doe for many years. i was kidnapped, i was tortured and i was left for dead. >> reporter: it was december 1990 when victoria, whose name he have changed for our broadcast was attacked by two men at her apartment parking lot in huntington beach. >> he slammed a gun to my head and he's just like, in my ear, i'm going to kill you so bad, i'm going to throw you off a cliff. >> reporter: victoria was thrown into the back seat of a car and repeatedly sexual assaulted. but she fought back, even lying to her attackers to gain sympathy. >> i remember saying that i had a kid, i had a baby. and i just thought, did they buy that? did they buy that? >> reporter: after what felt like hours, victoria was finally released. detective don howell was assigninged to the case. >> i set everything aside to work this one. >> reporter: there was hope,
investigators had dna profiles for two men. >> i knew we would get these guys, i was in the 90% certain range we would get them real quickly. >> reporter: it didn't happen, the case went cold. and then -- >> i received a phone call a that i waited for 18 years. is. >> i said, yeah, we got him. we finally got a dna hit. >> reporter: the dna came back to a man named joseph sun. then police came to a stunning discovery, sun had a role in the movie "austin powers, a man of mystery". >> i thought are you serious? he's in my home? >> sun was charged with multiple counts of kidnapping and rape. investigators then arrested a second suspect. joseph sun's high school friend. but before trial, deputy district attorney eric scarborough made a sickening discovery.
>> it was like my stomach had hit the floor. >> reporter: the statute of limitations for rape and kidnapping had run out. now scrambling to save his case, scarborough found a glimmer of hope. >> why don't i charge torture? because torture has no statute of limitations, there still was going to be an opportunity to bring victoria justice. >> people are going to be so surprised because he played a very distinctive character. you saw the austin powers movie. and the idea that he would take a high-profile part knowing what he had done years earlier. i am shocked by that. and to the reason they weren't able to find him, this was early on in dna, they had these dna
profiles. both kind of went on with their lives, did not commit any serious crimes, would not have been caught if joseph sun had not been in a fight with one of his roommates and kicking in his car door and putting in more dna in the database. he would not have been caught. >> it seems like he would be behind bars. >> he is. and anyone who knows him knows he's committed crimes since then. >> we'll be all snowed in and watching. >> wait a minute, i know. tomorrow's my birthday, i'll have to dvr it. >> it's called "live to tell, my family is victoria". it's part of a "48 hours" double feature beginning on saturday night. the fbi made headlines over the summer, how a pro football player is teaming up with the fbi to save lives. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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♪ last spring we introduced you to a green beret turned football player nate boer who served in iraq and afghanistan and spent his down time teaching himself to play football and it paid off when he got a rookie contract with the seattle seahawks but he got cut from the team before the regular season. now adriana diaz shows us how the war hero is setting his sights much higher. >> what is up, coach? great to see you. >> reporter: on this day, nate
boyer is standing on the sidelines. >> i mean, i'm jealous. i'd like to be out there myself. >> reporter: so close but so far? >> exactly. >> reporter: he doesn't spend much time on the sidelines. at 23 he volunteered doing relief work in darfur and later tour of duties in iraq and afghanistan and joined the green berets and earned a bronze star and became a walk-on for the texas longhorns as a 31-year-old sophomore. this summer he got an unlikely shot at the nfl as a long snapper for the seattle seahawks. the 34-year-old rookie, boyer knew a permanent spot on the roster was a long shot. >> one of the most inspirational sports stories of the summer has come to an abrupt end. >> today, we learned boyer has been released by seattle. >> i was disappointed, yeah. i was definitely disappointed but, you know, i got cut from playing professional football for a living. boo-ho, you know.
>> the day after he was cut you could say the nfl came calling again. >> it was a phone call and nate and i hit it off immediately. >> reporter: rams defensive end chris long. >> he didn't strike me as the type of guy that was if football fell through he wouldn't know what the heck he was going to do. he wants to change the world for the better. so i think football is a platform he has been given. >> reporter: a platform for a mission that now reaches far beyond the gridiron to east africa. long wanted boyer to work with his nonprofit group water boys after visiting tanzania in 2012 long found the organization to build desperately clean water wells in the region. not really the kind of thing that tends to get an nfl player in the headlines. >> what makes that life day-to-day so tough there is the lack of clean water. there is a lot of people who aren't thinking about east africa but there are a lot of people that when they hear about a hero like nate boyer, their mind says whatever this guy is interested in, i'm interested in, because nate vouches for it.
>> good luck today, brother. >> that service, we have given to our country, more than anything, we end up serving those people in the third world and for me, this was a way to continue that service in a different manner, you know, without picking up a gun. >> reporter: to raise money for water boys, boyer is climbing africa's highest peak, mt. kilimanjaro along with former veteran blake watson who lost his leg in an ied explosion in afghanistan. at a recent rams game, the two got a standing ovation for their mission work. you air green beret, a pro football player and now want to climb mt. kilimanjaro? >> i want to keep pushing the limits and see how far i can go. at the end of the day i failed technically as an nfl player. if i don't always reach a p pinnacle or reach that shining star it's okay with me as long as there is good reason and good
coming out of it for others and most important to me because that makes me feel good. you look so much bigger in pads! >> reporter: but make no mistake, boyer doesn't give up easily. are your football dreams over? >> no. my football dreams probably never be over. i'm still snapping and working out. i'm not exactly as young as the average undrafted free agent, but it doesn't mean i don't have as big of a heart. >> reporter: it certainly is in the right place. for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz, st. louis. >> big heart, indeed. >> looks like an interesting guy. >> cheer him on, nate boyer. >> we are counting down to super bowl 50 on cbs. jim nantz and phil simms will bring you all of the action from santa clara, california o sunday! february 7th. right before the game, watch gayle's interview with president obama and first lady michelle obama that will be live from the white house. that is all here on cbs.
berkeley is being tested foe zika virus... after returning fr foreign country. the virus is carried b good morning. a pregnant woman from berkeley is being tested for the zika virus after returning from a foreign country. it's carried by mosquitos and can cause human birth defects. crews are setting up for super bowl city at the foot of market in san francisco. pedestrian also soon have to pass through security perimeter there, although access is free of charge. muni lines are being rerouted for three weeks, as well. that game less than three weeks away. coming up on "cbs this morning," an american tv show makes history by filming in cuba. ben tracy on what showtime's house of had lies means for the restored diplomatic relations with the united states and cuba. stay with us. traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,,,,,
good morning. time now is 8:27. and the weather is causing some issues out on the roads for us this morning. take a look right here. this is northbound 101 before candlestick park. about 6 large potholes opening up. causing slow judges. take a look at the sensor. 13 miles per hour. lots of red there on the map. slow-and-go conditions. we are also looking at a high wind advisory this morning. so this is a live look out at the bay bridge right now.
still lots of cars out there. we are look at westbound traffic on 80 from the carquinez bridge to the maze. currently about a 47-minute drive time and mass transit this morning also seeing a few delays on the bart system and also "ace" train. here's roberta. let me walk you through. first off we are a high surf advisory in effect today swells up to 16 feet. and because of that an high tide and the rain -- and high tide and the rain and coastal flood advisory until 1 p.m. and high wind advisory 4 p.m. to 4 a.m. the rain continues to fall in the eastern portion of the bay area. that's marching to the central valley. the winds are the other half of the story today. right now 12 in berkeley. 12 in half moon bay. 11 in novato. but these winds will kick up to 30 miles per hour during the afternoon hours, gusts to 50s. temperatures 50s and 60s with scattered showers today. chance of rain tonight. dry sunday through thursday. ,,,,,,,,
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coming up in this half hour, the astronomical mystery that people love to fear. we'll explore the myths about mercury retro grade, is it really creating all the accidents in lives here on earth? and ben tracey goes behind the scenes with don chetle and christian bell. is there an entirely new role in ivan that's future? cbs miami reports on a south florida doctor caught on camera attacking an uber driver. an gel le-ron cruiser was seen hitting the driver. she tried to get in the car without a reservation and then became angry when he refused to drive her. she also got in the car and threw things out. the entrepreneur -- neurology
resident was put on leave. cbs new york reports on seven new breeds that will join the contest for the top prize at next month's westminster dog show. they include 3 italian breeds, a miniature american shepherd and three italian dogs. the competition takes place this month at new york's madison square garden. the "new york post" tells us about a new conspiracy theory that's got football fans upset. the new york commissioner says that roger goodell has it out for him. you can watch the afc championship game here on krs. coverage begins at 2:00 p.m.
eastern, 11:00 a.m. pacific with the nfl today. >> you're reading my mind. >> i know. >> do you think norah is excited about her birthday? >> i'm excited about saturday, saturday is my birthday. >> that and her new job as a sportscaster. >> i'm setting myself up for a career at cbs sports. >> and co-anchor with jim nantz. "the new york times" reports on a milestone -- are you done? okay, we can proceed. the "new york times" reports on a new video for adele's song. the video has ereached 1 million viewings on youtube. it took just eight days. >> the song is called "hello". business insider reports on
a dating app forecasting a boom this weekend in so-called blizzard dating. the app introduces people to friends of friends. last winter's big storm caused a spike in activity the day before the storm, user activity rose 27% and it was up 47% on the day of the storm. >> they also say there's going to be more babies made during the storm. >> that's what i have heard. >> it's a celeste yal event that's getting a whole lot of attention. sometimes the planet's movements can affect technology, travel, the wonder i want to give myself new bangs. the rest of the month my excuse for everything will be in mercury in retro great, even though i don't know what it
means. a physics professor for the university of new york. i wanted to ask you about that commercial. how did they get you to do that? >> scientists have that image of being detached, cold, objective. but i wanted to give myself a more human images. >> you're very funny in the commercial. >> you're not going to get rich with a commercial, i'll tell you that right now. >> i want to though about mercury in retro grade. what is it? i don't understand. >> the planets move slowly across the night sky, but then they suddenly go backwards, loop around and then they suddenly go forwards again. that mystified the ancients, why would the planets do that? so mercury in retro grade is
considered -- as shakespeare once said, the fault, dear brew tus is not in our stars but in ourselves, it's due to the fact that mercury is the fastest planet in the solar system. and as mercury by passes and swengs by the earth, it appears to go faster. let's say you're in the fast lane, you overtake a car in the slow lane, you overtake the car, it eseems to go backwards, ooitit's an illusion. >> i know twitter went down, some computers are going down. things seem to go wrong. how do you explain that? >> stuff goes wrong all the time. except that we remember it during the mercury retro grade and you say ah-ha, i knew it all the time. but when you pick up the phone and somebody calls, but millions
of times you think about swung someone and they're not on the phone, you don't remember that. >> so all of our mishaps, it's not the mercury retro grade. >> we got to go. we're getting a big old hook here. always good to seau. in switzer land, global, political and business leaders continue their meeting this morning at the world economic forum. so we're reporting on those talks from our snapchat account. following along behind the scenes by searching "cbs this morning" on snapchat. the tv drama, house of lies is learning some truth about shooting in cuba. up next, the hurdles the american series faces e
but this is different. hollywood has come to town. show time's house of lies spent an entire week in cuba. >> welcome to havana. >> reporter: shooting season five's season finale. those restored american cars proved to be irresistible props. don chetleal is the star of the show about a group of morally challenged business partners flts. >> shooting the show in cuba, how meaningful is that for you? >> it takes the finale of our show to a place we couldn't even imagine, a place with a completely different look and ideas and different focus and tone. >> reporter: it was the director along with his wife who want odd to bring the show to cuba. but that's much easier said than done. the u.s. embargo is still in place. so the money to finance is shoot had to be wired through canadian
banks. u.s. credit cards don't work here, wi-fi is nearly noneconomino nonexistent. and there is the problem of government sensorship. >> i imagine the government wanted to know what you were going to shoot. >> you don't just come to cuba and shoot whatever you want. they are very protective of a culture that they have here and to the the system what they have here. so in order to be here today, we submitted a script and an outline months ago. it was reviewed by the cuban government and we were given approval at various stages. >> action. >> reporter: the producers also had to get permission are the u.s. government. an ambassador is in charge of the movie shooting in cuba. >> culture is a very important
bridge builder as we forge this new relationship. so i think it's very important, we're receiving a lot of calls and a lot of visitors from different elements of the industry expressing interest. >> reporter: universal pictures is currently trying to get permission to shoot a portion of "fast and furious 8" in cuba. but house of lies got here first. and actress kristen bell has seen a lot of amusement. >> there's a lot of people walking around with what looks like flight of the navigator cameras on their heads and a bunch of cuban cars. people are quiet and so hospitalable. >> reporter: i asked this woman what she thought of it all. she said she liked it because of relations between to the u.s. and cuba and is glad the show
came to her town. and cubans weren't just watching. they were hired as extras and members of the crew. and the cast of their jobs as u.s. cultural ambassadors quite seriously. we found actors ben schwartz and josh lawson working on their language skills. [ speaking spanish ] >> very good. [ speaking spanish ] >> very very good. [ speaking spanish ] >> house. so that kind of stuff. >> so you know the words forum and cigar? >> reporter: setting aside that to the cast and crew were aware that they were shooting a tv show, the role they played be the cuban people was much more significant. >> it's nice to bridge a that cultural divide so we have been
honored to be emissaries of that. >> reporter: for cbs this northern, ben tracey, havana, cuba. >> i really want to go. >> ben tracy, breaking up the spanish. >> i would love to do that. >> you can catch the season premier of "house of lies" april 10 on show time. by the way, that's a division of cbs. up next, the most unforgettable moments of the week. you're watching "cbs this morn,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> action! >> you guys are the first scripted u.s. tv show to shoot in cuba. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> very good. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> very, very good. >> oh, my gosh! oh, my god! >> eight months ago, i didn't have a television show and i was broke. >> when i grew up, we were taught there were nine planets. >> that's right. >> coming full circle. >> i feel much better now that perhaps there is a ninth planet. >> next time, please wear a brighter tie! sparkly, indeed. >> you're sparkly. >> do you think chris will let me wear it on the air? >> no, i don't. >> did you pass your driving test? >> only took me twice. >> was it the driving or the parallel parking? >> once you got in your car, you did a lot of parking? >> so right. you're right. wait! what did you say? wait, wait! parking? >> that is where his mind is. >> am i right or wrong? >> you're wrong. >> you were a late starter then? >> i was.
tour bus that killed a pedestrian in san francisco been cit good morning. i'm frank mallicoat. it's 8:55. and here's some of headlines we're following. the driver of a tour bus that killed a pedestrian in san francisco has been cited for misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. he could get a year in county jail. it happened last saturday. bay area bikeshare has plans to bring more share stations to the east bays. they hope to get some 7,000 bikes in the region. and a high surf advisory in effect for bay area beaches. two uc-santa cruz students were swept out to sea and a surfer is missing presumed dead off the coast of marin county. storm number 11, still brewing out there. it's bringing down lots of rain, ro. >> it is a stormy morning, part
of the bay area. not seeing heavy downpours but scattered light to moderate rainfall. so in addition to winds, high surf advisory in effect. we have a coast stoll flood advisory effect and high wind advisory goes into effect at 4 p.m. rain showers in the central valley. temperatures in the 50s all the way across the board. steady all day. winds picking up to 9 to 15 miles per hour up to 30 miles per hour later today. 50s and 60s throughout the day. scattered showers. thunderstorms tonight. lingering showers on saturday. and then a dry weather pattern with the return of the sun sunday through thursday. we have sandra in the house with traffic next.
good morning. 8:58 right now. we are keeping a close eye on the roads as we have a few incidents out there to report. this one is westbound 580 before 80. four vehicles involved in this crash. we are starting to see some of those slowdowns behind us. only one lane is open right now. earlier, we had all lanes blocked. so this is a slight improvement but we are starting to see some slowdowns right behind that. a high wind advisory in place for both the bay bridge and the san mateo bridge. we are starting to see traffic lightening up a bit at the toll plaza. still a heavy drive time about 40 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze.
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