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akron, new york. >> that's the "cbs overnight news" for this monday. from the b it's monday, december 31, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." it's week two of the government shutdown and still no deal in sight as the battle continues over the border wall. a lion escaped and killed a 22-year-old worker at a north carolina wildlife cop server to. and people expected to pack times square and ring in the new year tonight. nypd will be there too with a new tool. and good morning from the
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studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. i'm brook silva-braga in for anne-marie green. it's day ten of the partial government shutdown. funding for president trump's border wall remains the sticking point as the debate grows over the very definition of a border wall. meanwhile, there's been no real progress toward actually ending the stalemate. democrats say they'll pass legislation to restore the government as soon as they take control of the house, that's on thursday, but without more money or border security, the republican-controlled senate is unlikely to go along. tom hanson has more on this. while people across the country are planning their new year's resolution, there doesn't seem to be any ress lution in the nation's wap to. washington appears to be ready to ring in the new year with a shutdown. ten days in the shutdown, president trump and the democrats remain at odds over funding for a border wall. >> we are not willing to pay $2.5 billion or $5 billion in
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wasting taxpayer dollars on a ransom note because donald trump decided that he was going to shut down the government and hold the american people hostage. >> they told abc this week they were willing to provide other money for security measures but called the wall medieval. senator shelby said on face the nation the republican-controlled senate will only take up a bill with the president's support. >> ain't nobody wins in a shutdown, we all lose. and we kinda look silly. >> on sunday, president trump called it the schumer shutdown, despite taking responsibility for it just a few weeks ago. >> i will be the one to shut it down. i'm not going to blame you for it. >> meanwhile, his aides and supporters took new aim at defining the wall. they say it's not a wall, it would be a mixture of steel slats and technological enhancements.
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>> it's a silly semantic argument because people who want it to say wall, wall, want it to be a 4-letter word. >> kellyanne conway wouldn't rule out a presidential veto if congress passes a clean bill without border funding. >> and that legislation house democrats plan on passion may not go very far. it's unclear if the senate will llow suit with president >> ait>>it is new year's here in new york city that means a big bash in times square where tony dokoupil reports security has been tightened with some new twists. >> reporter: here in times square excitement is high and worry appears to be quite low and perhaps with good reason. the nypd begins preparing for new year's eve security almost as soon as last new year's eve is over. and what's new this year is aerial drones. which according to john miller, the nypd commissioner of
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intelligence and counterterrorism say they will be used to supplement what is thousand of camera in the area. >> it gives us a couple of things. it gives us flexibility, visibility, and agility that you wouldn't have with another device. >> reporter: but there's no replacing officers on patrol. thousands spread over two dozen blocks, much of it closed to vehicle traffic. every person who wants to get close to the ball drop will pass through rings of security. heavy weapons teams with long guns will patrol the north and south end of the square and complete mobile teams nicknamed hercules will stand by for quick response. after a series of vehicle attacks around the world, the nypd added blocking trucks and other barriers to harden the area. and after the las vegas shooting last year, every hotel is careful carefully cased for unusual activity. they say there are no specific threats to the celebration, but it's not only about security.
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the department of sanitation is also preparing, preparing to clean up some 3,000 pounds of confetti and 57 tons of other debris. tony dokoupil, cbs news, new york. and an investigation is under way into the death of a worker at a wildlife conservatory in north carolina. she was killed by an escaped lion. the lion's enclosure was being cleaned yesterday. they were supposed to have been locked in a separate area but one of the lions got loose and quickly attacked the worker. >> at no time did the lion ever enter a space that was not enclosed by the park's perimeter fence. there were visitors on-site but we used our established safety protocol to ensure safe and immediate exit from the animal park. >> the victim alexandria black had worked at the conservatory for just two weeks. attempts to tranquilize the lion failed so it was shot.
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a black man who was talking on his phone in the lobby last week was forced to leave the hotel despite he was a registered guest. >> police will be here in a minute. >> thank you. call them. i'm waiting. >> they're coming why? why are they coming? >> to escort you off the property? >> because why? and i'm staying here. >> reporter: a week after jermaine matthew was kicked off the property of the double tree hotel in portland, oregon, management has taken action and fired two employees. he was on the phone with his mom when he was approached by security. according to him, the white guests were not questioned. >> how am i loitering in an area that's public? >> you're sitting here. >> so this area is off limits after a certain time? >> only if you're a guest. >> i am a guest. >> reporter: massey showed a manager his key and was told he was a security threat before being escorted out. >> he was humiliated, shocked,
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he had portland police walk him out the hotel in front of a bunch of other guests. he's never been treated like this in his entire life. >> his attorney is demanding answers from double tree and ws ch >> if it's because of his race, we'll have to do a lot more investigation into how you treat people in your lobby, especially when they're customers. >> double tree confirmed they fired the two people involved in the mistreatment of mr. massey. this is the latest of alleged racial profiling incidents this year. police in philadelphia arrested 2 black in starbucks and a black man was kicked out of a frozen yogurt shop in seattle after employees say they felt uncomfortable massey's attorney says he's filing a racial discrimination lawsuit and says he's received complaints of similar cases across the coury. they say they are reinforcing their inclusion training to
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ensure this does not again. ileana diaz, cbs news, los angeles. lindsey graham says president trump has agreed to slow down the planned withdraw of u.s. troops from syria. earlier this month the president said he was ordering the withdraw of all the troops from the country. in his announcement mr. trump declared victory over isis. that decision drew immediate bipartisan criticism and surprised some allies who also fought isis. senator graham was an outspoken critic of the move and he met with mr. trump yesterday. coming up on the morning now's, wildfire blame, a california utility could face criminal charges in the state's deadliest fire. and a nose for cuteness by the tsa may soon be using more floppy-eared dogs. this is the "cbs morning news." floppy-eared dogs. this is the "cbs morning news."
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in texas, the eagle landed but a bit off the mark. a bald eagle was supposed to circle at&t stadium in arlington before the cotton bowl and then land on the field. but, no, it first landed on a fan's shoulder and then perched itself on another fan's arm. the bird eventually made it back to its handlers. it was not hurt, neither were the fans. that turned out to be the on good luck for the notre dame supporters. they lost to clemson. 30-3. clemson goes ton play alabama in the national championships. the tsa might be using floppy-eared dogs. and new details on the folks who will help ring in the new year in time's square. journalists will drop the new years's eve ball in new york times square. reporters and editors will appear on stage just before midnight to push the button that starts the 60-second countdown to 2019. vladimir duthiers will be there.
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he gets all the best assignments. organizers say it's a celebration of press freedom in the wake of deadly attacks on journalists this week. the california's largest utility provider faces murder charges in connection with the wildfires. they could be charged if they find reckless operation of power equipment caused any deadly wildfires over the past two years. last month's campfire killed at least 86 people and destroyed the town of paradise. pg&e says its most important responsibility public and workplace safety. the hill reports the federal judge who struck down obamacare says it will remain in place during the appeal process. earlier this month the judge ruled the affordable care act mandate is unconstitutional which makes the rest of the law invalid. a group of democratic states attorney general intend to appeal the decision. npr says the mother of the hubble space telescope has died.
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nancy grace roman was one of the first female executives at nasa in its first chief of astronomy. she helped develop hubble and retired from nasa in 1979. she was honored last year in a lego set. of four groundbreaking women at look at that. she died on christmas day at the age of 93. and the atlanta journal constitution says the tsa edly using more floppy-eared dogs. why? because they don't scare children. tsa says passengers accept floppy eared dogs more than air pointy eerld dog counterparts. they sniff explosives at airports and the tsa trains both several breeds of floppy-eared dogs as golden retrievers and labradors. it also trains pointy eared dogs like german shepherds. still ahead, there could be a lot of green in someone's new year. the mega millions lottery
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>> the last trading day follows a volatile week on wall street. the major indexes are down about 10% for the month, on track for the worst december since 1931. rising interest rates, slowing global economies and trade issues will continue to impact the markets in 2019. the markets finished mixed friday. the dow jones industrials lost 76 points. s&p 500 fell 3 points, but the nasdaq composite finished 5 points higher. over the weekend, president trump said big progress is being made in trade talks between the u.s. and china. the u.s. wants china to address intellectual property theft. since mr. trump and chinese president xi jinping met in december, china has made a mbf tariff hikes to allow for
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negotiations. new minimum wage laws take effect in nearly 20 states and two dozen cities this year. millions of workers will get a pay hike. the state wage hikes range from a nickel an hour in alaska to a dollar an hour increase in maine, massachusetts, and some california employees. here in new york city, many businesses will have to pay at least $15 an hour beginning today. the mega millions lottery jackpot has grown to $415 million. that's the eighth largest mega millions jackpot ever. no one won the christmas day drawing. the next drawing will be tomorrow, new year's day. and for the final weekend of 2018, aquaman topped the box office. >> in this trident resides the power of atlantis. is still ahead, walk-in treatments. why the number of visits to >> it brought in an additional urgent care centers has doubled $51 billion in estimated ticket in less than a decade. sales in north america. it has been the number one international draw for four
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. eric ebron, his 13th touchdown reception of the season. >> the indianapolis colts celebrated tightend eric ebron's touchdown, yes, with a drum line. and they had plenty to celebrate. with the last day of playoffs on the line, they beat the tennessee titans 33-17. when people get sick they're increasingly choosing a different way to get treated. more americans are now visiting urgent care centers instead of going to the er or their primary care doctor. hilary lane explains. >> reporter: david weiner knew
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it was time to see a doctor after feeling under the weather for almost a week. >> sore throat for the last few days and wanted to get checked out for a strep throat and also a rash on my hand and face. >> reporter: so he walked into north well health in new york. >> get good service and much easier than going to my primary care doctor. >> reporter: new research in jama medicine finds that the people treated in urgent care centers has more than dounld over the past eight years. while visits to primary care doctors and emergency rooms for non-life-threatening conditions are declining. >> we are a lot more convenient times online. >> reporter: they say the centers treat a wide range of but he says urgent care should not replace regular doctor
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visits and that emergencies always require a trip to the er. >> the times that it's really not appropriate to go to an you are you arent care things that truly do need the emergency room like heart attacks, strokes, major motor vehicles or any other larger trauma. >> reporter: most urgent care visits cost significantly less and are similar in price to a primary care visit. >> is it doesn't look like t laoning t wihilary cs, newk. center whereew mask can help firefighters see in a smoke-filled room. i'm brook silva-braga, this is the "cbs morning news." i don't keep track of regrets.
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our top story this morning,
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neither side appears to be budging in the border security funding battle that's partially shutdown the federal government. it's now day ten of the shutdown. building the wall along the u.s./mexico border was president trump's signature campaign pledge. democrats are refusing to go along. senator lindsey graham who is close to mr. trump says there will never be a deal without wall funding. in california, pacific gas and electric could face criminal charges over the campfire which killed at least 86 people. jamie yuccas spoke with one family still struggling to get back on their feet. >> i lost everything that i've had. >> reporter: pictures? >> pictures i could never replace. i mean, a part of me feels really selfish for just wishing i would have saved them. >> reporter: tabitha brewster and her two daughters are starting over from scratch.
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the family is using money from fema to move from motel to motel. >> there's nothing to be at. there's no place to live. >> we're not equipped to negotiate a disaster like this. >> reporter: ed mayer is the executive director of the housing authority of butte county. >> as of the date of the crisis there might be a thousand units in butte county that were available. all of those units are spoken for now. >> reporter: california was already facing a housing shortage of almost 1.5 million meowne the mer says thi disaster could triple the number of homeless people in his county to 6 thousand. >> it takes someone to move out of a unit for someone to secure a unit, so everyone's just waiting. >> reporter: what do you do in a situation like this? >> well, the difficulty is is finding viable alternatives. bringing in fema manufactured housing units. finding family or friends to live with. >> reporter: fema has approved roughly $27 million in housing grants for campfire survivors
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and plans to bring in 1300 temporary homes. but mayer says rebuilding paradise will likely take ten to 20 years, an unthinkable timeline for brewster and her daughters. >> i think that every child needs a little bit of stability. when there's no stability it makes me feel like a little bit of a failure that i couldn't find something fast enough. i can't live in motels forever. i'm hoping that something comes together. >> reporter: jamie yuccas, cbs news, chico, california. coming up later on "cbs this morning," carter evans shows us a new mask that can help firefigh and in our series a "more perfect union," seniors who volunteer their time for the kids who need it most. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday, i'm brook silva-braga. have a good day. and, joel, have a great retirement. day. and, joel, have a great retirement.
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this is kpix 5 news. >> hello monday as we look outside, in san francisco. the final monday of 2018 as we say good-bye and good morning. it's monday. the last day of the year, i'm kenny choi. >> i'm michelle griego. let's say good morning before we say good-bye. >> how is everyone today? >> okay. i can't believe it's the last day of 2018. >>sa when you get is. older, time goes by really fast. now i understand what she is saying. >> it should be the other way
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around. >> it's going to be breezy to windy, bundle up. the winds will be picking up. the new years forecast first, as we say good-bye to 2018, midnight, temperatures along the coast in the 40s, clear skies. we are looking at breezy to windy conditions for the bay around 47 to ring in the new year, inland locations in the low to mid 40s around midnight. a live look with the sales force tower camera and our


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