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york city, i'm jericka duncan. captioning funded by cbs it's wednesday, november 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." a blast of cold, snowy, and wet weather will hit parts of the u.s. today, just as millions of people hit the roads for thanksgiving. so love and comfort to these families. help and hold them in their weakest hours. >> a community is mourning the loss of five children killed in a school bus crash and heartbroken parents are speaking out. and shifting positions. president-elect donald trump may not follow through with some of his campaign promises, including his threat to investigate
hillary clinton. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. if you are traveling today for thanksgiving, odds are the weather won't be an issue. weather in most of the country is calm, but there are a few exceptions. overnight, more snow fell in eastern minnesota. the storm over the central plains will move to the great lakes by tomorrow morning. in the pacific northwest, there is snow in the mountains, but the big concern is more rain. and in upstate new york, they are cleaning up what was a record snowfall in some areas. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has more on the holiday weather. >> reporter: we continue to track the storm system which is slowly moving across the country, brought some snow yesterday to the upper midwest and now it heads eastbound and with it a weakening state so we will still see showers and a few thunderstorms and a wintry mix
across the northern great lakes. that is moving into the northeast on thanksgiving day. a lot of that rain, unfortunately, in the southeast all dries up which is good for travel but not necessarily for the drought that continues there. stormiest area is the pacific northwest. strongest storm moves in on late thanksgiving and mountain snow reaching down into northern california and also bring fresh snowfall in for the thanksgiving holiday. all across the rockies. but the snow is the cascades upwards of three feet of snow in the highest elevations. when it comes to airport hubs. looks look on wednesday, we will have minor delays around minneapolis, chicago, st. louis and seattle. on thanksgiving itself watching places like new york, light precipitation, maybe a few delays and, again, seattle will be the story and coast-to-coast, your thanksgiving looks like this. pretty mild and dry across the southern states and a light wintry mix around the twin cities. all told, not too much storminess outside of washington
and new york city. irk eric fisher for cbs news. today is a busy travel day of the year. 48.7 million americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles this thanksgiving, that is according to aaa. the vast majority of travelers, more than 43 million will be driving. that is nearly a 2% increase over last year. gas prices are the cheapest in nearly a decade. well, more than 3.5 million americans are expected to travel by air, an increase of more than 1.5% from last year. they are advised to get to those airports early. coming up on "cbs this morning," more on your thanksgiving travel outlook. president-elect donald trump is taking some heat this morning from some of the people who helped get him elected. they are upset because mr. trump is backing off of some of the things he promised during the campaign. he is in florida to celebrate the holiday. he is apparently offered a cabinet post to a former rival. hena daniels is here in new york. hena, good morning.
>> good morning, anne-marie. >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is inching closer to naming more cabinet picks even as he celebrates the thanksgiving holiday with his family in florida. mr. trump has reportedly offered the post of secretary of housing and urban development to ben carson. several outlets are reporting mr. trump could select south carolina governor nikki haley as u.s. ambassador to the united nations as early as today. president-elect donald trump landed in florida on tuesday night with several key roles in his administration yet to be filled. among them, the job of housing and urban secretary and a position ben carson says he is up for. >> i would say that is one of the offers that is on the table. it certainly has been a long-term interest of mine. >> reporter: earlier in the day, the president-elect met behind closed doors with reporters and editors at "the new york times" and seemed to back away from some of his most controversial campaign rhetoric. >> special prosecutor, here we come, right?
if i win, we are going to appoint a special prosecutor. >> reporter: tweeting, live, trump said i don't want to hurt the clintons. she went through a lot and suffered greatly in many different ways. >> it's a hoax. >> reporter: the president-elect also reversed course on the issue of climate change, telling "the times" i think there is some connectivity between humans and climate change. mr. trump also stood by his pick for senior white house counselor steve bannon, formerly head of the conservative website breitbart. one described by bannon for the platform of alt right, a group popular with white nationalists. trump told "the times" i don't want to energize the group and disavow the group. on bannon, mr. trump said, if i thought he was a racist or alt right i wouldn't even think about hiring him. when it comes to his involvement in his businesses as president, mr. trump shrugged off the issue telling the reporters the loss is totally on my side after
laying out his plans for the first 100 days in a youtube video this week, mr. trump is expected to release another video message today. this one focusing on thanksgiving. anne-marie? >> hena daniels in new york, thank you so much, hena. chattanooga police say the school bus driver charged in a fatal crash was driving well above the speed limit when he lost control. five students were killed when the bus left the road and crashed into a tree on monday. the driver johnthony walker is charged with five counts of vehicular homicide. ma teen had three daughters on the bus and one told him her sister could not get out and she was pronounced dead. >> she was trapped beneath the seat. that's it. all she did. >> parents said they complained about walker's driving in the past. he is due in court november 29th. six other children remain in critical condition. there has been another
police shooting. this time at wayne state university in detroit was shot in the head and is in critical condition. the officer was investigating possible theft last night and radioed he was about to question someone. last night a man considered a person of interest was taken into custody and police say they have no motive. there have been other police shootings building week in texas, missouri, and florida. four people were injured by a fire at a louisiana oil refinery. the victims were rushed to a hospital in baton rouge listed in critical condition. the fire started when workers tried to restart the unit following repair work. the exxonmobil refinery is the fourth largest in the u.s. authorities say more wildfires are being deliberately set each day in the southeast. currently, there are 44 uncontained wildfires burning in the south. some of the largest are in western north carolina. firefighters are battling drought conditions and high winds and more than 120,000 acres have burned so far. coming up on the "morning news."
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"my san antonio" reports on the remarks about a killing of a city police detective. from the man accused in the crime. otis mckane said he lashed out at somebody that didn't deserve it when he shot amin marconi. she he they say he was angered about a custody battle. he was married between sunday and the time of his arrest. the bismarck tribune reports that a woman injured during a protest over the dakota pipeline may lose her arm. her father says she was injured by a concussion grenade thrown by police early monday when authorities confronted demonstrators in north dakota. police say no concussion grenades were ed. philly.com reports a man was injured yesterday when a packaged delivered to his philadelphia home exploded. the 60-year-old man is hospitalized with injuries to his face, chest, and hands. investigators believe the victim was targeted.
the sacramento bee says a cat that spent nine days atop a 45-foot pole has been rescued. power was shut off yesterday in a small section of fresno while utility workers brought bat boy down, his name, i guess. the cat was dehydrated and hungry, but is okay. still ahead, thanksgiving in orbit. a space station astronaut offers a preview of tomorrow's feast. >> here is our turkey right here so it's going to be in a pouch and we will heat it up and it will taste really good just like you're having it at home.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. ♪ i've got plenty to be thankful for ♪ >> we are going to have mission control send up some live football games for us to watch. >> the international space station is keeping with thanksgiving tradition even in orbit. like a master chef, nasa astronaut shane kimbrough went through tomorrow's menu. >> here is turkey. it will be in a pouch and heat this up. cherry blueberry cobbler for dessert so that will be usa. candied yams. this is our cornbread dressing and put water in and heat it up. green beans casserole and mashed potatoes. >> there are no days off in space.
not even thanksgiving. the astronauts will put in a full day's work and then feast on their packets of dehydrated delicacies. feast may be a strong word. on the cbs "moneywatch." millions lose out on overtime pay and a strike may delay your amazon package. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. good morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: the record setting post-election rally continued on wall street. the dow passed 19,000 mark for the first time ever. traders made these hats on friday and got to wear them yesterday. a little cheer on the floor when the dow hit that milestone. overall, the dow gained 67 points yesterday and the s&p picked up four and the nasdaq finished 17 points higher. opec could agree to a deal to cut oil production at its meeting next week but backing from iran and iraq is far from certain. the price of u.s. benchmark
crude lost 21 cents yesterday. but the international standard rose 22 cents a barrel. a texas judge blocked a regulation that would have extended overtime eligibility to more than 4 million workers. the labor department regulation was supposed to take effect december 1st. 21 state attorneys general and a coalition of business groups sued to block the regulation. the injunction is temporary but the decision indicates the judge may side with the plaintiffs. wells fargo must get permission from federal regulators before handing departing executives so-called golden parachutes. the new restriction on operations is the latest fallout from the sales scandal that rocked the bank. wells fargo agreed to a 184 million dollar settlement after admitting employees opened up accounts that customers didn't ask for. the bank fired about 5,300 workers for opening those fake accounts. as the holiday shopping season gets into full swing, pilots for cargo airline that
carries packages for amazon and dhl walked off the job. about 250 pilots at abx air went on strike yesterday. the airline operates about 35 daily flights for amazon and 45 for dhl. the pilots say the airlines is understaffed and they are forced to work on days off without getting time in return. not good news for people who are ordering gifts. >> indeed. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. coming up on "cbs this morning," target ceo brian cornell, as retailers gear up for black friday sales. but still ahead, a class of heroes. we will show you this year's honorees for the presidential medal of freedom. >> extraordinary americans who have lifted our spirits, strengthened our union, pushed us towards progress. then the chronic, widespread pain slowed me down. my doctor said moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain.
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musician is now being investigated as a hate crime. why police are saying he was singled out. and the showdown between the 49ers and the city of santa clara regarding levi's stadium... not over just yet. what was decided at last night's council meeting. join us for kpix 5 news this morning... beginning at 4:30. good m,,,, here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
no, it's not a new wing in a wax museum. the latest recipients of the presidential medal of freedom took the mannequin challenge yesterday at the white house. lots of famous faces in there. president obama lauded the contributions of the 21 honorees and our jan crawford found that the recipients were humbled after receiving the nation's highest civilian honor. >> i am the president, he is the boss. ♪ born in the usa >> reporter: in music, they reign supreme. ♪ your love i couldn't keep >> reporter: on the silver screen, they are legends. >> you talking to me? >> there's no crying in baseball! >> reporter: there was the dean of baseball announcer vin scully. >> when that crowd is roaring, i'm 8 years old. >> reporter: and two of the
greatest basketball players to ever play the game. michael jordan. >> michael jordan is the michael jordan of greatness. >> reporter: and kareem abdul-jabbar. >> physically and intellectually and spiritually, kareem is one of a kind. >> all of these people here are people that have affected our lives in so many ways. >> reporter: the president is saying, you know, you are a person who is more than what you do with the basketball. >> absolutely. but i've always believed that i can do more than stuff the ball through a hoop. my greatest asset is my mind. and i try to use it for the good. >> reporter: most of the honorees are long accustomed to picking up awards. >> the name de niro is synonymous with tough guy. >> reporter: but robert de niro says it's something more. >> who would think i would be getting this? i think someone who wants to do things in the arts and whatever it is, politics, that they
should follow through it and try to do the best thing. >> reporter: not all were well known. mia lindesigned the vietnam veterans memorial. >> we all followed our passion. >> reporter: how big of a deal is this? >> to get this medal, it's really significant. it's something that all americans can say that you done good. >> reporter: and that is something you can say about all 21 honorees. jan crawford, cbs news, the white house. the national hockey league's commissioner was ready when he was greeted by jeers in las vegas. >> no, no, keep the booing. that proves you're now an nhl city. >> gary bettman was in sin city yes as the league's newest team unveiled its new name. the vegas golden knights will play next season as the nhl's 31st team. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," the dangers of overeating on thanksgiving.
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butterball turkey top flying. this is steve. how can i help you? >> oh, i hope you can! this is really a question about stuffing. >> okay. do you call it stuffing or dressing? >> i call it stuffing. >> okay. wrong answer. bye-bye! >> stephen colbert manning the butterball help line with only enough time for talking turkey. with emotions still pretty high after a divisive campaign season, this thanksgiving could be a cornucopia of anxiety and tension for many families. dr. jon lapook went in search of a holiday cure. ♪ >> reporter: at mildred east rang middle school in east town, new york, students are singing
about math, but you don't have to understand algebra to know about the important equation being taught here. kindness equals tolerance. 13-year-old asha rob is in the eighth grade. >> one of our main focuses is to accept people's differences, to know that we are never all going to be the same, and to be proud of our differences. >> reporter: how does that square with what you heard during this past election? >> i feel like many people, they didn't respect each other's different views and different opinions during this election. >> reporter: what do your teachers tell you about communicating with each other? >> you have to be sure that you don't offend them. you try your best not to offend them, but still to get your point across. >> reporter: isabel armstrong is in the sixth grade.
>> if one person believes one thing and you believe another, we have different opinions. i'm okay with that. >> reporter: at international night, students learned to walk in other people's shoes. ♪ >> reporter: and appreciate customs and foods from around the world. >> may i try one of these? >> there you go. >> reporter: 13-year-old eighth grader william embry help emcee the event. in a few days across the country, millions of people will be having thanksgiving dinner. what are your feelings about thanksgiving? >> i think a family stay true to what really matters is family and friends and you should always be kind to each other on. >> reporter: over time, stress can lead to serious health challenges, from anxiety and depression to heart attack and stroke, so this thanksgiving, treating each other with a dose of kindness, tolerance, and common courtesy may be just what the doctor ordered. dr. jon lapook, cbs news, los angeles. >> sounds like a great prescription. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on your thanksgiving
travel, as millions of americans fly or hit the highway. plus, mo rocco has tips for politically divided families in getting through awkward family gatherings in the wake of the election. and dr. david agus tells us whether eating a huge turkey meal can take a toll on your health. that is the "cbs morning news" for this wednesday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. at day. ,,
roads may be wet out there this morning but it's nothing compared to how things looked last night. drivers were taking it easy on the embarcadero as the storm rolled through. all right. let's get a check of weather. welcome back, roberta. >> thank you. >> you don't know how good it is to be here. [ scratchy voice ] >> all the activity is to the north and west of us right now. boy, seeing the snow on the fly in the high sierra. a lot of low-level moisture. you will need the windshield wipers for the drizzle. temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s. areas of patchy fog in santa rosa. later today we'll have abundance of sunshine. 50s and 60s. great driving conditions as far as the weather is concerned. an update on the roads with roqui. >> we