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for thousands of people for a 15-year-old birthday. >> quinceanera. >> lucky girl. good morning to our viewers in the west. it's tuesday, december 27th, 2016. welcome to "cbs this morning." president-elect trump fires back after president obama claims that he could have won a third term. chaos at shopping malls across the country. large brawls spark scares that have shoppers running for the exits and heavily armed police rushing in. a trip to the grand canyon leaves a family stranded in treacherous conditions. the mother tells us how she survived a nearly 26 mile hike through deep snow to search for help. we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. it almost sounds trumpian.
if i ran again, you would get tired of all of this. i'm barack obama and i would keep on winning. >> president obama says he would win a third term. >> he was so out of touch. >> do they have problems? would he have won? yes way, president-elect trump. >> the prime minister of japan making an historic visit to pearl harbor. >> winter storm moving west to east is making it difficult for thousands of holiday travelers to get home. >> it's horrible sitting there two hours behind schedule. >> looks like we're in for a hard winter. >> the russian military plane has been recovered. all 92 people were killed. >> it could be linked to a possible sewage problem. >> a bizarre rash of violence at
malls across the country. separate disturbances occurred in nine different states. >> oh, my god. million dollar smash and grab in new york city. thieves break into a shop and they go for the pricey fur coat. >> worst fear, base jumping off a cliff but something goes terribly wrong. >> i'm caught. >> going to throw. wide open for a dallas touchdown. >> dallas cowboys go to 13-2. >> and all that matters. >> it's reportedly the oldest swifty. ♪ play, play, play, play >> on "cbs this morning." >> donovich gets it in. >> he has won it for brooklyn. >> randy foy is the hero. he beats the buzzer. >> this morning's "eye opener" is presented by toyota.
let's go places. >> welcome to cbs this morning, i'm josh elliott. charlie rose, norah o'donnell and gayle king are deservedly off. president-elect donald trump shocked the world when he defeated hillary clinton last month. now he says he would have beaten president obama. the president said in an interview that he could have defeated mr. trump if he had been able to run for a third term. he said that his hope and change message would have resonated again with voters. >> the president-elect fired back on twitter writing there's no way he would have lost. mr. trump wrote in a follow up tweet, the world was gloomy before i won. there was no hope. julian na goldman looks at the discord. >> reporter: it was a couple of months ago that president obama pledged to make president-elect trump's transition to the white house as easy as possible, but
ever since the two met in the oval office after the election the president and his successor have publicly veered between playing nice and throwing punches. >> if you think you're winning, then you have a tendency, just like in sports, maybe to play it safer. >> while admitting to monday morning quarterbacking, president obama told david axelrod on his podcast that hillary clinton underestimated working class america. the president said he would have been able to beat donald trump with a message of diversity and tolerance. >> if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of people to rally behind it. people are feeling anxious. she looked and said, given my opponent and the things he's saying and what he's on, we should focus on that. >> in response mr. trump tweeted, president obama says he thinks he would have won against me.
he should say that, but i say no way. >> there are pieces he would like to keep. >> earlier this month he said he's consulted the president on cabinet picks. >> i will always make myself available to him just as previous presidents have made themselves available to me. but on foreign affairs. >> since there's only one president at a time. >> the two have been less diplomatic. >> what i have advised the president-elect is across the board on foreign policy you want to make sure that you are doing it in a systematic, deliberate, intentional way. >> as the president acknowledged he warned russian president vladimir putin, mr. trump tweeted, if russia or some other entity was hacking > sleep apnea whit e wait to act. why did they only complain after hillary lost? and be just this week mr. trump criticized the administration for abstaining from the united
nations security council resolution condemning israeli settlements in the west bank tweeting, as to the u.n., things will be different after january 20th. now this is a delicate dance. also trying not to rock the boat. mark ret, president-elect trump continues where he's scheduled to meet with transition aides. >> thank you. plump mocked the u.n. security council condemning the israeli settlements. he tweeted, quote, right now it is a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is blasting the obama administration for not vetoing the administration. netanyahu suspended israel's working ties with nations that voted for the resolution. >> in hawaii this morning president obama is hosting a tribute 75 years in the making.
>> japan's prime minister shinzo abe laid a wreath at the national memorial of the pacific. many service men killed in the pearl harbor attack are buried there. later today aib will become the first japanese prime minister to make an official visit to the u.s.s. arizona memorial alongside a u.s. president. chip reid is traveling with the president in honolulu. chip, good morning to you. >> today's tribute is intended to help strengthen u.s. japan ties and to help close the wounds of war. >> the world takes a lesson to learn the history. >> the surprise attack by the japanese on december 7th, 1941, killed more than 2400 people.
in may president obama made a historic visit. they're there in august of 1945 killing more than 100,000 people. he wanted to remind the world of agony of nuclear war. looking directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. >> earlier this month the japanese prime minister said his visit to hawaii. caroline kennedy, u.s. ambassador to japan, said this is about both nations finding peace. >> what they are doing is showing respect to those who sacrifice. >> the tributes are an important step forward according to retired admiral dennis blaire, former commander of pacific forces.
>> that led to greater things not as something that will knaw on the history of both countries. >> with that shared history, the two countries head into a new year and a new administration. prime minister abe met with president-elect trump in new york just days after the election. ambassador kennedy is confident the u.s./japan partnership will remain on solid ground. >> i think the alliance is so strong and it has so much bipartisan support, i think president-elect trump, i think that he'll recognize that. >> reporter: president-elect trump criticized japan during the campaign on trade and for not paying enough for its own defense. ambassador kennedy said the relationship must and will remain strong during a trump administration. >> chip reid in honolulu. police are investigating a string of fights that broke out in malls across the country. the brawls happened yesterday during the first christmas rush on one of the busiest shopping
days of the year. look at the video. there are reports of fights from elizabeth, new jersey, to fort worth, texas. in some cases police responded to gunfire. jericka is here. >> good morning, vlad. some situations posting on social media may have drawn attention to the fights monday night. while they may have happened within a few hours, it's unclear whether they happened by chance or were planned. >> dozens of police officer szs rushed in to respond to this fight at the fox valley mall outside of chicago. confused and panicked shoppers scrambled for building exits. police say nearly 1,000 teens gathered at the mall before the brawl started around 6:30 last night. the mall closed for over an hour. at a shopping center in elizabeth, new jersey, officers armed with long rifles and riot shields searched the food court. someone apparently shouted gun
after a chair slammed. hundreds ran for the exits. shoppers tried to get out. at least eight people were injured. in fort worth, texas, officers responded to reports of an active shooter. it turned out there was no gunmen. the mall shooting, the day after christmas, you have tons of people holiday shopping, of course the response is going to be just like that. we're going to get in here just like that as fast as we can. >> police are still unsure about why authorities say social media may have played a role. >> running, screaming. i seen a girl get trampled over. it was scary. >> at beachwood place mall in ohio, the mall was placed on lockdown and officers used pepper spray to displace the large crowd after the fight. >> we didn't know what was going on, but at that point we had
pulled everyone into the shop to make sure they were safe and to make sure we could at least contain it a little bit. >> police made a number of arrests across the country because of the fights, and while many of the malls were closed or evacuated last night during police investigations, they plan on being open again this morning to handle the post christmas shopping. margaret? >> thanks. severe weather could cause major headaches for millions of holiday travelers. a storm system carrying a mix of rain and snow is passing through the east coast this morning. parts of the great plains are digging out after a storm brought blizzard conditions. minott, north dakota, got more than 20 inches of snow. bad weather has delayed more than 4,000 flights across the u.s. since yesterday. nearly 500 flights have been canceled. we are at newark liberty international in new jersey, one of the many airports dealing with delays. demarco, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the place is packed.
take a look at these crowds right here behind me. 1.7 million people expected to travel through here during the holiday season. that's a fraction of the millions of people on the move throughout the country. beyond the west coast, pay close attention. it could bring travel to a stand still. >> in the skies. >> bumpy, got a little motion sickness. >> and on the streets. severe weather has turned travel into a frustrating ordeal. >> i don't know what's going on. >> in minott, north dakota, a whiteout forced airport officials to completely shut down monday. more than 400 flights were delayed. it forced the closure of two of the airports three runways. some passengers spent the night there. >> it's nothing i can do.
>> reporter: the misery was felt on the east coast at newark's liberty international where there were more than 180 delays and cancellations. >> they're much better on the roads. dense fog brought traffic to a slow crawl on virginia's interstate 77. >> it's horrible. you're just sitting there. two hours behind schedule. >> reporter: as the new year approaches, there could be even more trouble in store for passengers. later this week significant snowfall is expected in parts of new england and heavy rain from washington, d.c., to new york. josh? >> officially never stops. demarco, thank you. hackers attack sony's computer network two years ago and now there's word of a second sony hack. sony music's twitter account falsely announced that singer britney spears had died. she is, in fact, alive. the inaccurate report also
appeared on bob dylan's twitter account. a hacker account called our minds says it broke into sony's account to correct that report. it denies any connection to the original hack. our minds members describe themselves as vulnerability assessors. senior editor dan ackerman there to assess said vulnerability. dan, good morning. i do want to say in a statement so sony said this, that its twitter account has been compromised but the situation has been rectified and yet this is the second time for sony. are there any comparisons to draw? >> there are a lot of things we can take from this. it's a little bit about sort of fake news. this is information being distributed through an official channel. sony music verified twitter account that's clearly false. you know, but if you look at it for more than two seconds you can see that it's lower case letters, the punctuation is weird, it doesn't sound very official. we need to be smart consumers of information even when it comes through an official twitter
account. >> how easy is it to hack a twitter account? >> very easy. large-scale hacking that happened in sony. >> i feel like especially with these twitter hacks, including previous ones that have been responsible for, these are low level, low tech things. they generally look for lists of leaked and hacked passwords that you can find around on line and they try their luck to find that password that someone has used. to reuse a password is the biggest vulnerability. >> our mind denied to cbs news they were behind the original hack claiming they were trying to stop the spread of the false rumor about britney spears. what do we know about this group? >> yeah, the fake tweet about britney spears. our minds says, that's not real. we'll clean this up with our hashtag. they've done similar things before. they have hacked accounts belonging to executives, yahoo!, google, marvell comics and twitter. they seem to focus on high
profile celebrity and brand twitter accounts. >> is this just something to do for the doing's sake. is this the new normal? >> it almost seems that way if you're a group of kids or a young person and i want to kind of make your mark. it's almost like spraying graffiti on the wall. you defies somebody's twitter account by posting something interesting. if you put your name on it, you're able to claim it and say you're a security group. you can go to the website and we will assess your security for you, which is kind of their gimmick. >> they got their merit. >> they got their point. >> advertising. dan ackerman, thank you, my friend, as always. police in east tennessee have captured five of the six prisoners who broke out of a county jail. they are still searching for 54-year-old david wayne frazier. he and the other inmates escaped from their jail cells. they pulled a stainless steel toilet from the wall and then escaped through the 20 inch hole behind it. a local sheriff says the bolts connecting the toilet to the wall had rusted after a water
leak. the entire escape only took about six minutes. russian searchers recovered a black box this morning from a military plane that crashed into the black sea. rescue workers on a boat displayed the flight recorder in a bucket of water. sunday's crash killed all 92 people on board including members of a world famous military choir. the recorder was found one mile off shore from sochi, the city where the flight took off. it could help determine the cause of the crash. 161 people on that airliner there in goa, india, had a close call this morning. the plane was taking off heading to mumbai when it ran off the runway and spun completely around. the passengers left the boeing 737 using the emergency slides. the airline says 12 people were injured, though none of them seriously. one man says after the plane skidded, quote, smoke started coming out, chaos ensued and my foot was fractured, end coat.
investigators say human tragedy killed a team. 71 people were killed when the plane went down last month. six people survived. the plane took out without enough fuel and failed to stop midway in flight to refuel. the crew then didn't report engine failures until it was too late. george michael was a global superstar who gave away much. ahead so many stories about his charity work are coming out after his death.,,,,
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good morning. happy tuesday. it's 7:28. i have good news for you. on the bay bridge toll plaza, you are smooth sailing across the span into downtown san francisco. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 19 minutes. nimitz freeway looking good in both directions but we do have a situation northbound 880 connector to northbound 238. have a box truck crash blocking the left lane of the connector but otherwise looking good. on to the san mateo bridge, to the peninsula 880 to 101 quick 13 minutes. roberta? >> brand-new airport controller tower at sfo. it's open for business. reporting no airport delays right now at sfo. isn't that a beautiful view of that new tower 221 feet tall. beautiful optimal views of the airfield there. okay. temperatures out the door this morning, it is cold again. 30 degrees in santa rosa. 40 degrees oakland.
hour, the unsung generosity of george michael. the pop music mega star who died helping those in need. a look at the personal promise that may have driven him so much. plus, the massive sinkhole swallowing a michigan neighborhood. nearly two dozen families are out of their homes for the holidays. ahead what the city is doing to try to save the mall. time to show you the headlines. the chicago tribune reports on that city's violent christmas weekend. some friday afternoon through monday, at least 61 people were shot. 11 died. police say much of the violence happened in areas with historic gang conflicts. this year in chicago, more than 4,000 people have been shot. more than 700 were killed. speaking of mail, josh, the boston globe said deadly synthetic opioids are getting into the u.s. by mail.
about 340 million unchecked mail pass through the postals is and customs each year. electronic screening was authorized by congress 14 years ago but it still isn't fully implemented. nearly 1 million packages enter the country without any way to reveal that opioids are inside. new report shows that cheetahs may be sprinting towards extinction. it finds that there are only about 7100 left in the wild. that is dune from an estimated 100,000 that lived more than 100 years ago. the cheetah population is threaten by a loss of habitat. attacks from people and loss of prey. >> i don't want to live in the world where we don't have those big cats. and the l.a. times says george michael is being remembered for not only his music but his generosity. he appeared in many concerts including this one for aids
awareness. ♪ somebody to love the individual know shows him rehearsing that classic queen song "somebody to love" in front of david bowie, another music legend who sadly passed away. his former partner kenny goss said in a statement, i loved him very, very much. he was an extremely kind mand. jim axelrod is here with more. >> good morning, much of george michael's life was fodder for the tabloids but there was a side of him that rarely made head line, philanthropy. he did most of it without fanfare. ♪ freedom >> reporter: george michael's freedom '90s marked his growth from international pop star and sex symbol to an artist with a
conscience. over the years, he quietly gave millions to charities. ♪ >> reporter: he donated royalties for "don't let the sun go down on me" his duet with elton john. ♪ don't let the sun go down on me ♪ >> reporter: to britain's leading charity for people with hiv and aids. ♪ ♪ jesus to a child >> reporter: earnings from another duet "jesus to a child" went to a kids in need. billboard's senior editor says the singer had become disillusioned with his fame, later in life. ♪ last christmas i gave you my heart ♪ >> it's very possible, given both what happened in his life,
his mother died of cancer. his first long-term partner dieds of aids-related illnesses may have think about what he was doing. >> i think it was just as much an exercise for the chinese as for us. >> reporter: michael showed an early outlook in wham. ♪ i don't want the freedom >> reporter: with the duo to china in 1985, they brought pop music to the country for the first time. in 2011, he became the first star to appear in carpool karaoke with james corden. even that was done to benefit a charity, comic relief, which republics impoverished people around the world. the singer also gave to project angel food which delivers hot meals to people around the world. the group tweeted thank you, george michael for your love and support. we will miss you.
>> one woman tweeted george michael worked anonymously at a homeless shelter i was volunteering at. i've never told anyone. he asked we didn't. >> what a great legacy. >> you could spend hours yesterday on social media reading about similar tales of what a great man he was. thank you. well, a huge sinkhole threatens homes in a detroit suburb this morning. engineers and local officials are working to secure the dangerous crater. nearly two dozen homes in frazier, michigan, were evacuated over the weekend. a pipe collapse underground could be the cause. tony due due koppcop dokoupil s threat. >> it could be months before people are allowed back in homes before the sinkhole is repaired. in the meantime, residents are just hoping their homes don't collapse.
officials in frazier, michigan, are urging people to avoid a sinkhole the size of five nba basketball courts. >> you think you're standing in an area that you believe is safe based on your own judgment, you may be making a serious mistake. so, please honor all of the safety measures that are placed out there. do not get close to that project. >> reporter: the crater now threatening up to 22 homes developed near the neighborhood early christmas eve morning prompting evacuation and a partial shutdown of a heavily traveled road. >> we have a situation we don't want to become a tragedy. >> reporter: from above, bricks could be seen falling off this house. and from the ground, the sinkhole is buckling sidewalks. >> a lot going around our restaurant. >> reporter: t.j. owns green lantern pizza across the street. >> just to get involved around christmas. >> reporter: this isn't the first time a sinkhole has
threatened the community. in 2004, a sewer collapse caused a 30-feet deep sinkhole about a quarter mile down the road from the current site. >> i'm concerned. >> reporter: engineers say the latest incident won't harm the water supply because the water behind the sinkhole has been isolated and shutoff. >> there's concern about sewer backup and that's the focus. >> and there are concerns, however, about environmentsal damage to a nearby river as emergency works start pumping out the sewage to prevent flooding. and some of that fluid could be toxic. the city in the meantime is under a state of emergency. >> disturbing on so many levels. thank you for that. well, a family searching for the grand canyon gets stranded after gps and them found the wrong mothe wrong road, how a mother endured a treacherous hike describes how she survived and the one thing
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,,,, john blackstone has their harrowing story of surviving freezing temperatures and treacherous conditions. >> mentally, it's sort of all sinking in as far as the scope of the whole ordeal. >> reporter: her husband eric by her side, 46-year-old karen klein said it all began last thursday afternoon.
the family of three was on vacation from pennsylvania making their first trip to the grand canyon. >> we set out that morning not realizing may lie ahead. the major roads were closed and impassible. >> reporter: they said their gps put them on an alternate route that seemed passable. >> the road was paved and became a little more harried. it got stuck in the mud. >> reporter: they decided that karen fit and trained with survival techniques would go for help. >> it was simple. karen is our problem solver, she's got experience. she's super intelligent. >> reporter: but soon eric started to worry. >> it really didn't feel like there was no point of no return until it started to snow, it was nighttime and karen was not in the car any longer. >> reporter: karen headed south walking for 11 hours until she
found an evergreen tree for shelter. >> i was afraid to fall asleep. in my mind, if you fall asleep, you freeze to death. >> reporter: at daylight she saw a sign to the grand canyon's visitor center and kept hiking through deep snow. >> my shoe had filled up with snow. i couldn't put my shoe back on so i was walking on my sock and having to physically lift my left leg to pull it forwards. >> reporter: after walking 26 miles she eventually sought refuge in an empty cabin in the grand canyon's north rim. even as she ate twigs and drank melted snow to stay alive karen thought of one thing. >> i kept thinking i have to do this for my son. >> reporter: meanwhile, her son never lost help. >> she just thought she was on anned have venture. >> reporter: by friday morning with no sign of his wife, eric
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reviewing surveillance video to try and track down the suspect and victim - in a ned around 9:15 it's 7:56. i'm kenny choi. police in pleasant hill are reviewing surveillance video to try and track down the suspect and victim in a mall shooting. it happened around 9:15 last night at the crossroads mall where shoppers were still moving around stores. we have learned new details about a house fire in san mateo. the city had reportedly red taped this home on new bridge avenue over safety violations before a blaze broke out early yesterday morning on that property. and in the next half-hour of "cbs this morning" a look at how one frenchman sailed around the world in a little over 49 days. stay with us, traffic and weather in just a moment. ,,,,,,
good morning. it is 7:57. and people are still thinking it's christmas. no one is on the roads right now. take a look at the nimitz freeway. it's looking really good right now from 238 in san leandro on 880 northbound to the maze. will just take 17 minutes. then we do have a situation on northbound 880 that connector to northbound 238 in san leandro. that box truck crash is still blocking the left lane at the connector but as you can see, no delays to worry about. if you are taking southbound 880 to the san mateo bridge, look at that easy commute into the peninsula. 880 to 101, a quick 14 minutes. roberta? this is our live weather camera featuring the brand-new tower at sfo. my plane has just arrived! so far no reports of any airport delays at any of our local airports. isn't that a beautiful view? blue skies but it's cold outside. 30 santa rosa. freezing redwood city. 37 degrees in san jose. livermore at 33 after bottoming out at 30 this morning. we do have a freeze warning in effect north bay east bay but later today, slightly warmer with highs in the 50s. ,,,,,,,,,,
♪ good morning to our viewers in the west. it is tuesday, december 27th, 2016. welcome back to "cbs this morning." more real news ahead, including donald trump and others reacting to a u.n. vote against israel. and analyst ian bremmer looks at how israel is retaliating and why the u.s. didn't block the vote. first, here is the eye opener at 8:00. >> ever since the two met after the election, the president and the successor veered between playing nice and throwing punches. >> today's tribute is intended to strengthen ties and to help close the wounds of war. >> while they all happened within a few hours of each other, it is still unclear whether they happened by chance or were planned. >> 1.7 million people are
expected to travel through here during the holiday season, but if you're on the west coast, pay close attention. an outbreak of severe weather could bring travel to a stand still. >> music entertainment twitter account falsely announced yesterday that singer britney spears had died. >> more than two seconds, you can see the punctuation is weird, it doesn't sound official. we have to be smart consumers of information. >> following george michael's death, social media was flooded >> you could spend hours on social media reading about what a great man he was. >> dunk! did he just shoot that gap or what? big time players make big time plays. >> 1.2 left. >> i'm margaret brennan with josh elliott and vladimir duthier.
charlie, gayle and norah are off. president-elect trump is firing back at president obama's claim that he could have won a third term. the two men had a friendly meeting after the election, but their relationship has grown rockier, especially over american foreign policy. president obama also now says he's confident he would have won if he had been able to run again. >> mr. obama made the comments during an interview with david axelrod, his friend and former adviser. >> the majority does buy into the notion of a one america, that is tolerant and diverse and open and full of energy and dynamism and the problem is it doesn't always manifest itself in politics, right. you know, i am confident in this vision because i'm confident
that if i -- if i had run again and articulated it, i think i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. >> mr. trump tweeted in response, president obama said he thinks he would have won against me. he should say that, but i say no way. jobs leaving, isis, obamacare, et cetera. >> the president-elect also tweeted about his foundation, which he promises now to shut down. he wrote, i gave millions of dollars to djt foundation, raised or received millions more, all of which is given to charity and media won't report exclamation point. mr. trump's charitable donations are not fully known. he has refused to release his tax returns, though tax filings from the foundation itself show that from 2009 to 2014 mr. trump did not give any money to the charity. >> the split fact website says mr. trump was the foundation's main contributor from 1987 to
2006, he gave $35,000 in 2007 and gave $30,000 in 2008. as for his claim that all of the money goes to charity, in 2015, the foundation admitted to self-dealing. that is using charity funds for your own benefit. a violation of irs rules. israel says it has suspended working ties with countries who voted for u.n. resolution against israel's settlement building. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is furious at world powers and other countries over friday's vote. the resolution condemns jewish settlements in the occupied west bank and east jerusalem. it is said they are a violation of international humanitarian law. the u.s. could have vetoed it, but abstained, which allowed the measure to pass. ian bremmer is with us now, he's sounding president of irasia group. good morning. i think furious is the right
word. benjamin netanyahu has taken to twitter, spoken out strongly against this. if it is a symbolic vote, what is he so angry about? >> it is a lot of manufactured anger, netanyahu is less popular now in israel than he was a couple of years ago during last election. and also his majority in the knesset, the israeli parliament is one seat. so this is a way to manufacture outrage at the international community. he's a patriot standing up against all these other countries, he's the one that can defend israeli patriotism. that's, you know, no question, that's useful for him at home rght now. but for, you know, in response to a vote taken against israel, with obama abstaining literally four weeks before trump comes in, and undoes it all, it is pretty weak from the united states. >> and netanyahu says he's going to continue building settlements despite all this, and perhaps has the support of the president-elect? >> he does have the support of the president-elect.
he will have the support of the president-elect's choice for ambassador to israel. but he doesn't have the support of the -- a lot of the israeli people. the issue is that the two-state solution, secretary of state kerry was trying very hard to get a peace deal. that is going absolutely nowhere. and the fact that the americans still don't have, you know, sort of anything yuconstructive to p on the table, it feels like a lot of the issues, with syria, libya, ukraine, the world moved to a place we may not like and we're not really willing to come to terms with that. >> you mentioned that donald trump has said things will be -- tweeted things will be different after january 20th immediately following the u.s. abstention here. how different are we talking? >> well, the biggest way they'll be different is the united states is not going to be providing as much support for the united nations. i suspect that will be politicized. trump will not like the multilateral institutions, as binding the united states. obligations that we don't necessarily want to fulfill. and so he's going to use american funding as a stick to
get outcomes that he would prefer. but on israel itself, under obama, under bush, under trump or under hillary clinton, israel is america's best friend in the middle east. and it is not even close. the fact that we decided to abstain when the rest of the world is voting in favor of this esolution, after obama work out with netanyahu a $38 billion defense deal for ten years, the biggest the u.s. has given to any country, there is no question this is being overhyped and in the united states, diasporas tend to be more radicalized than the populations on the ground. that's true with ukrainians, greeks, armenians, with israel too. this would be a lot to do about much less in other countries in the world. >> ian, it is no secret that president obama and netanyahu did not have an especially warm relationship. how much of this was personal? >> a little bit. i mean, there is no question that netanyahu doesn't like obama at all. and it is mutual. what is interesting is that at
no point did that allow the actual fundamentals of the relationship to get undermined. >> $38 billion worth. >> not only that, but also the coordination that the americans and israelis get together on cyber, cyberattacks, sharing intelligence, defense coordination, the region, all the israeli companies listed on the nasdaq in the united states, netanyahu has been supportive that and hasn't allowed his concerns with obama or vice versa to impact that relationship. >> and 100,000 settlements built since obama came to office. he took that personally and said as much. >> he did. no question that those -- remember, when biden made his trip to israel, and literally on the day, i think you were there, actually, i remember you reporting about this, that they decided to announce there was going to be new settlements on the day. what an embarrassment to the united states. and obama is not going to forget that either. i think there is a little personal peak playing out here, we should recognize that it has no impact on the relationship. >> we saw another announcement like that about the new york
times today. >> exactly. >> ian bremmer, as always, we thank you for the analysis. an english composer turned the story of cinderella into an opera and only 11 years old. >> i started this when i was 8 and was collecting material for it and i wrote arias, it was always in the back of my mind. >> i feel so inferior. ahead, how a jump rope is her ,,
the the eagles were never considered a hair band, thankfully, but sometimes they looked like it. >> interesting hairdos back then. >> yes. >> did you get tired of perming your hair? what was your -- >> i didn't perm my hair. >> yeah, you did. >> no, i didn't. >> tell me what did you use? >> it was shampoo. i had curly hair.
i get in the shower, get out, this is what happened. >> yeah. >> i feel your pain. ahead, eagles co-founder don henley tells gayle about much of the band's successes and regrets. you're watching "cbs this morning." tells gayle about successes and regrets. you're watching "cbs this morning." band's successes and regrets. you're watching "cbs this morning." ,,,,,,,,,,,,
a very young classical composer in england is now living her very own fairy tale. alma deutscher began playing the piano when she was 2. and the violin a year later. and now, she has written and composed her first opera at just 11 years of age. her achievements are now drawing comparisons with another child prodigy of some repute, amadeus mozart. her version of cinderella appears this week in vienna where mozart spent most of his adult life. seth doane spoke with her during rehearsals. ♪ in a rehearsal packed with talent, one performer sticks out, and not just because she's 11 years old. or because she effortlessly switches between playing the
violin and the piano. alma deutscher composed this music, an entire opera. >> and then here. >> yeah. >> coming up with the original score and plot lines for her version of cinderella took a lot of work, she admits. but she juggled it as any child prodigy might. >> when i got -- i started it when i was 8 and i was collecting material for it and i wrote arias, but it was always at the back of my mind. ♪ >> did we mention she's 11? >> she started singing essentially before she started speaking. >> her dad guy deutscher told us alma always had creativity bubbling inside her like a volcano. >> i think the greatest moment is when we realized that she was playing her own melody. >> in the beginning my parents thought i might just be trying
to remember something i heard. but i said, no, no, no, it is my own. it is my own melody. >> she said the melodies come to her when she's most relaxed. often that's while playing with her younger sister helen near their home outside london. in a break from rehearsal in vienna, she showed us her secret. magic skipping rope. why is it magic? >> when i wave it around like this, and i tell stories in my mind, then a melody sometimes springs into my head. >> that's how she came up with parts of her opera. >> tell me about your cinderella. she's different. >> yes. it is completely different story because, you see, the whole thing takes place in an opera house. >> which is why alma's cinderella is a composer. she wanted her title character to have brains and not just be pretty. >> in my cinderella, i thought it was silly that cinderella was
found by a shoe, why a shoe? but in my story the prince finds her with a melody. so when -- before cinderella flea flees, she sings the beginning of a ballad. he remembers how it sounds. and he's in despair, he'll never find her. and finally he has searched everywhere in the kingdom and sing the beginning of the melody and only the girl who can finish it in the right way will be the one he's looking for. >> in a fairy tale twist of her own life, she gave an interview in which she said her dream was to have her opera's european debut in vienna. and viola, a viennese group heard the story and invited her here. did you ever think that you would be seeing your own opera performed? >> well, i think if someone told me many years ago my opera would
be performed in vienna, you know, the capital of music, then i would have laughed, i would have thought it was a joke. >> when she wasn't rehearsing or talking with us, we found she would grab a book. she says she reads about 100 of them a year. you don't have an iphone. >> no. >> don't have an ipad. >> no. >> computer? >> no. i don't. i don't watch television at all. much more interesting to read a book and imagine how it would be and skipping rope. >> this should be a lesson to all of us who are lost in our phones. >> i think it just ruins the mind. it is a waste of time. >> i agree. but i still do it. ♪ >> alma explains she has an imaginary music school in her brain. >> that's it, yeah. >> when she skips with that rope, she hears the work of those make believe composers. and simply takes what she likes. she bridges two worlds, and
lucky for the rest of us, shares what she hears, turning make believe real. for "cbs this morning," seth doane, vienna, austria. >> wow. >> yeah. wow. >> there is hope for us yet. >> yes. >> and i wish i had skipped more rope. >> stop using your phone. it ruin is the mind. >> next, virtual excitement, how one of this year's hottest christmas gifts is entertaining more than just a person wearing the goggles. you're watching "cbs this morning." christmas gift is entertaining more than just the person wearing the goggles. you're watching "cbs this morning." don't let sinus symptoms bring you down now!
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gunman who opened fire at an uber driver in san francisco . sacramento good morning, it's 8:25. i'm kenny choi. police are searching for a gunman who opened fire at an uber driver in san francisco. the driver based in sacramento now has injuries to his face from broken glass. he is expected to recover. he says that on saturday, he was waiting for a passenger at oak and buchanan streets when a man walked up and fired through out win shield. in san mateo county, firefighters came to the rescue of a person who became stranded on a cliff after his boat capsize the. it happened about 6 p.m. last night south of pidgeon point. it's unclear the cause of the sinking. and coming up on "cbs this morning," a conversation with kennedy center honoree and music legend don henley. he tells gayle king about his favorite eagles moments, his
good morning i'm_ a sting of fights at malls across the you're rolling out of bed it's 8:27. let's check your bay area roads. the first let's talk about mass transit. we have most muni express buses that are not running this week just due to the holiday so make sure you're checking your holiday schedules for mass transit. larkspur ferry running on a reduced schedule and sausalito ferry is on a regular schedule. bart at ace all on time.
looking at the nimitz freeway in both directions looking good. 238 on northbound 880 in san leandro, to the maze 15 minutes. quick 13 minutes across the span of the san mateo bridge. on the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are off. smooth sailing into downtown san francisco. carquinez bridge along the eastshore freeway to the maze will take you 19 minutes. and then a beautiful look at the golden gate bridge from marin county into san francisco. quick 14 minutes. roberta? >> did you say a beautiful look at the golden gate bridge? i have a beautiful look! the golden gate bridge this morning, bird's-eye view from sutro tower looking in a northerly direction. what a gift this is. wow! it's a stunning view this morning. the visibility is unlimited. sky is blue. but boy, is it cold! santa rosa at 30. redwood city freezing. 37 degrees in the san jose area. we do have a freeze warning in effect for north bay, east bay. ,,,,,,,,
♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." coming up in this half hour -- utah's canyonlands and arches national parks are natural wonders but an innovative program is help ogg to restore some of their original beauty. how park rangers are creating islands of recovery in the middle of the desert. plus, members of the eagles experienced huge success and devastating loss during their years. the kennedy center is celebrating their musical contributions to our life and times. ahead, co-founder don henley reveals why he's in fact a big fan of silence. right now, it's time to show you some of this morning's headlines.
"the washington post" reminds us some good news about health that might have been overshadowed in 2016. smoking rates fell to record lows, cancer rates are down, although the disease remains america's number two killer behind heart disease. teen pregnancy rates drop this year and promises new vaccineses for hiv and ebola. cbs los angeles said it was ruined by rotten tamales. one customer was crying because they couldn't get the tamales. the and new york daily news is saying dogs may go gray from anxiety just like humans. they look to 400 dogs and the ones that had more gray in their
muzzle were more afraid of loud noises and unfamiliar people and animals. this morning, you're ongoing series america the beautiful focuses on utah where the mountains are best known as ski destinations. but in the winter in canyonlands and arches national parks you can find a place where it gets warmer. jeff gore recently went there to see how they will restore the aine shents land scape. >> reporter: they look like strangers who have been here for 65 million years. red rises in the desert that accept sunlight in mind-bending ways. you can see any shape you want but it's hard not to see one of the most beautiful places on the earth. what is it about the desert? >> for me, it's always been wide open spaces. you know, you're very small, also any problems you might have are small. it's a good place to put in perspective. >> reporter: it's restorative.
>> i think so. >> reporter: there are times even the desert needs restored. after a decades of cattle trampling, native grass doesn't grow and wildlife can't survive which is why canyonlands and arches national park are involved in an innovative program using something called con-ma. >> what is that? >> it's sport for connectivity mod mod fier. >> reporter: it didn't roll off the tongue? >> no, it doesn't. they modify the connectivity of the areas of the grasslands that has not recovered from past uses. >> reporter: it's a big idea. the x shaped connect seeds and
moisture creating what multip multiplies over and over. >> we're in one of the areas that's in need of restoration. why having islands of recovery out here on the landscape, we're able to get perennial grass established into the systems again. >> reporter: so far, scientists say conmods have a 90% success rate. we got an up close look at the program during the slow season here, one of the best times to visit. what is it about this place in the wintertime? >> i think in the winter, everything slows down. and you can almost feel and hear the rocks taking a deep breath. and there's a sense of solitude and stillness that is pretty special. >> reporter: alison has been a ranger at arches since 2012. >> the shelter that connects into this place that every time i left, i came back. and it feels at home. >> reporter: this park is home for more than 2,000 natural stone gateways. including the world famous
delicate arch. all formed by relentless and timeless exercise of erosion. it moves slowly, even though the turnstiles don't. attendance at arches has gone from 1900 people in 1940 to 1.5 million today. getting a look and listen at the park in moments like this is rare. >> you can hear the birds singing. right now, we can hear them. you know, on a busy day, spring, summer, fall, there would be a lot of voices here. >> reporter: yeah, just listen. >> like i said, you wouldn't hear that at other times of the year sitting in this valley. >> reporter: this seems like the natural parks services best kept secret. >> yes, don't tell anyone about december and january. we're not on television, are we? >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jeff glor, arches natural park in utah. >> it's such a great theory. >> it looks like he had fun
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♪ take it easy take it easy ♪ don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy ♪ kings of leon playing a tribute to the eagles at the kennedy center honor. which airs tonight on cbs. don henley, of course, co-founded the eagles back in the 1970s and the group helped rock for decades. after a 15-year split, the band returned to the road without looking back. gayle king met henley at walden woods in massachusetts, the conservation area that he helped preserve. he talked candidly about the loss of his friend glenn frey, the challenges of success that took them on their journey. >> now, mr. henley, if you're around in your car and the eagles song comes on, what do you do? >> i usually turn it.
>> do you? i turn it up. >> good, that's what you're supposed to do. ♪ >> after 44 years -- ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ >> -- you just really don't want to hear it when you're off. when i'm off duty. i'd rather listen to somebody else. or just silence is good. you don't get much of it these days anywhere. so, i'm a big fan of silence. ♪ i like the way your sparkly earrings glow ♪ >> he may be a fan of silence but with the eagles, don henley created some of the most popular signs in american music. ♪ life in the fast lane . >> you guys have a song. ♪ life in the fast lane ♪ you really were sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. the eagles seemed to be life in the fast line. did you feel like that, like
that? >> everybody was doing it. >> doing what, don? living that kind of lifestyle. ♪ >> yeah, it was what everybody was doing which doesn't make it right necessarily. looking back on it, there's some regrets about that. we probably could have been more productive. although we were pretty productive considering. ♪ >> they sure were. the eagles have sold more than 150 million records worldwide. and they remain the best-selling american band of all time. ♪ one of these nights >> it all began in 1970 at the los angeles nightclub where don henley met glenn fry. >> he walked up to me one night and troubadour and started talking to me. the troubadour bar was the center of the universe at that point in time. ♪ >> after playing backup to linda
ronstadt, fry convinced henley. their first hit made the charts the next year. ♪ take it easy . >> did you get tired of -- >> i didn't -- >> yeah, you did. >> no i didn't. i would get -- shampoo. i just had curly hair. ♪ on a dark deserted highway wind in my hair ♪ >> "hotel california" is such a classic but i like it. >> yeah, me neither. radio was different in those days. >> don, stop, you don't know what it means. >> i have some idea. >> can you give me two sentences what the hell it means? >> not in two sentences, no. >> okay, three. ♪ as she stood in the doorway heard the mission bells ♪
>> i always say it's a journey from innocence to experience. ♪ this could be heaven and this could be hell ♪ . >> it's not really about california. it's about america. it's about the dark underbelly of the american dream. it's about excess. it's about narcissism. it's about the music business. you can make your own interpretation. ♪ welcome to the hotel california ♪ . >> i'll just do a speed dial about the memories, you just tell me what comes to you name them. >> okay. >> sonny. >> a really good musician. a guy who didn't like fame at all. ♪ take it to the limit . >> randy markham. >> very sensitive guy. very talented. a farm boy like me. he was the only guy who could sing that high. >> john? >> incredible guitar player.
♪ one of the best in the business. >> joe walsh. >> again, another amazing guitar player. and a very fun in guy. he brought a lot of good humor and he was sort of a wildcard. ♪ >> tim. >> a great singer, fine bass player. ♪ up all night . >> the only person with that kind of a voice, high voice like that who could have replaced randy. ♪ he was just a hired hand . >> glenn frey, what you had to say about him? >> he was an unique individual. he came up like i did, rock 'n' roll bands playing in high
school. he had a '55 chevy named gladys that we used to ride around in. we were just -- we were a good fit, you know. i had strengths that made up for his weaknesses. and he had strengths that made up for my weaknesses. >> you first. ♪ >> henley and frey co-wrote most of the band's music. their success leading bun deejay to call them america's mccartney and lennon. >> the thing is to see how long we can stay up here at the top of the mountain. it's windy up here. >> we'll do it as long as the song is. >> the group called me up and said i need to do my own thing for a while. you know, and that was it. >> and you said, okay? >> i said okay. whatever. >> were you made about that? >> no. no. i knew it was coming. you know, we all knew it was
coming. it couldn't continue the way it was going. >> can you just take us through the events on the road to -- >> after what henley calls a 14-year hiatus -- >> no. [ laughter ] >> -- the eagles enjoyed two more decades of making music and filling arenas. ♪ take it easy take it easy >> came to an end last year, after glenn frey became ill. he died in january. >> it was unexpected and sudden and tragic. and, you know, it was basically the end of the band, i think. >> eagles. >> don henley went to the kennedy center to accept the prestigious award with band mate joe walsh and timothy b. s schmidt. >> vince gill.
>> we also watched a tribute to glenn frey. >> do you miss him? >> yeah, sure. >> do you? >> yeah. in these past several years, we haven't been around each other that much. i miss him. and i miss knowing that he's just on the planet. ♪ you got to let somebody love you ♪ . >> you can imagine the eagles continue in any form? >> not at this point in time, no. it doesn't seem feasible to me. glenn was such a pivotal part -- i mean, he was the leader of the band, you know. and it would be pretty strange to go without him. >> an incredible interview by gayle there. >> good job. >> and we sat here and we were mesmerized and we sang the lyrics to every single song.
>> i have that one too. >> exactly. >> you were there. what was it like? >> it was great. people were just singing along in their seats. they had so many stars performing these hits not just vince gill but kings of leon. it's worth a watch. you can see it tonight. the 39th annual kennedy center honors tonight on cbs. these two, twins. china's newest celebrities. up next, well, the world gets to meet them.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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track down the suspect and victim - in a mall shooting. it happened around 9:15 last night at the crossroads good morning. it's 8:55. police are trying to track down suspect and victims in a mall shooting at 9:15 last night at the crossroads mall. one person was rushed to the hospital after a fire in telegraph hill. it happened around 9:00 last night near stockton and broadway. he cause is under investigation. and in fresno two people dead after a small airplane crab. it happened shortly after take- off yesterday near the sierra sky park airport. the plane went down directly into the water of the san joaquin river just north of the runway. ntsb investigators are on the scene right now. now for a check of weather
here's roberta. >> thanks, kenny. morning, everybody. it's another cold start. boy, this has been a prolonged cold snap for us this year. we'll gradually warm up but mornings are cold. blue skies at coit tower with air temperatures in san francisco 43. subfreezing temperatures in the north bay. 33 in livermore. 37 degrees in san jose right now. it's freezing in fremont. and this is why at least for the next few minutes we have a freeze warning in effect north and east bay valleys. today's high temperatures couple of degrees warmer than yesterday in the mid-50s across the board. the winds slight northeast 5 to 15. that's offshore. drying out the air mass. outside number today 61. but look at the gradual warming on wednesday especially thursday. cooler increasing clouds friday. slight chance of rain on saturday during the day. roqui with traffic up next.
good morning. 8:58. it's been quiet in the traffic center but we have a slowdown to tell you about. let's start with the easy stuff first. here's the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are off. smooth sailing into downtown san francisco. along the nimitz freeway looking good here but southbound 880 at 23rd avenue we have some roadwork causing some major delays here. we have traffic backed up to 980. southbound 880 to the san mateo bridge, here's a live look at
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