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it's thursday, december 17th, 2015. j l captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, december 17th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." peaceful outrage in baltimore. demonstrators gather after a jury fails to reach a verdict in the trial of porter in the death of freddie gray. defense secretary ash carter admits to using a personal e-mail address while doing pentagon business. the hunt is on for a texas teen who killed four people in a drunk driving crash two years ago. authorities believe the 18-year-old who used his affluent background as a defense in the case might be on the run
after potentially violating his probation. ♪ and rock 'n' roll immortality. we will review the five new inductees into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame. 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. later today, in baltimore, prosecutors will consider a retrial of officer william porter, the first policeman tried in the death of freddie gray. after three days of deliberation the jury couldn't reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. gray's death sparked violent protests but overnight, baltimore was relatively calm. don champion is in baltimore. >> reporter: before the judge declared a mistrial, jurors in the case had already once told
him they were deadlocked. in the hours that followed the decision, instead of rioting, there were prayers and calls for unity on baltimore streets. the streets of baltimore were quiet overnight as dozens of demonstrators held hands and locked arms, calling for unity and peace. >> i love this place. very proud people. do you know what i mean? nothing breaks them. that's what we want to show you and by "them," i mean all of us. >> reporter: earlier in the day, tensions boiled over moments after a judge declared a mistrial in the case of officer william porter. >> we want our voices heard, we have to speak through actions. >> reporter: porter had faced manslaughter and other charges for failing to get medical help for freddie gray, who died in april after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. after three days of deliberations, the jury emerged deadlocked on all accounts.
>> we are confident there will be another trial with a different jury. we are calm. you should be calm too. >> reporter: attorneys on both sides are expected to return to court today to set a new trial date for officer porter, as city officials press for peace. >> very peaceful. a lot of unified people. people spread love and giving hugs. >> reporter: the mistrial is being viewed as a setback for the prosecution who had planned to use porter's testimony in the case against the five other officers. now after the mistrial, two people were arrested outside of the courthouse for disorderly conduct and one them of is a prominent community activist here in town. >> don champion in baltimore, thank you so much, don. the chicago police officer charged in the shooting death of laquan mcdonald has reportedly been indicted by a grand jury. officer jason van dyke was indicted on six counts of first-degree murder according to the "chicago tribune." mcdonald was shot 16 times as he
was walking down the street carrying a knife. today, the mayor meets with federal officials investigating the case. president obama plans to meet tomorrow with the amphetamines of the victims of the san bernardino shootings. 14 people were killed and 21 others were wounded in the attack. the president will stop in california on his way to hawaii. the couple who carried out the attacks were buried on tuesday. concerns about home-grown terrorism. it includes a new bulletin category to better inform the public. it's been determined that san bernardino shooters embraced radicalism. they began communicating in 2013 before they met but did not speak openly on social media about their plans. >> those communications are direct private messages. so far in this investigation, we have found no evidence of
posting on social media by either of them at that period of time and thereafter reflecting their commitment to jihad or to martyrdom. >> it had previously been report that warnings had been missed during a visa background check of malik. nsa wiretapping following the attacks in california and paris. majority leader mitch mcconnell says it has raised more concerns about limited actions limiting the nsa's authority earlier this year. it limited government collection of phone records and requires a court order to search them. belgium's justice minister says a law -- may have allowed one suspect in last month's paris attacks to escape. belgium police are barred from conducting raids from 9:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. a brother of one of the paris suicide bombers returned to
brussels after the attack, but then got away. coming up on "cbs this morning," a report from fbi headquarters on the war against terrorism in this country. last night, republican presidential candidate donald trump faced some tough questions from jimmy kimmel, particularly on immigration and trump's comments about comments and that including kimmel's friend who came here. >> don't we want people who want to be here to badly they will risk everything to be in america? aren't those the people that we want in this country? >> you know, it is true and we -- yeah. i have thousands of hispanics that have worked for me over the years, worked for me and we have thousands in mexico all over the place. they are unbelievable people. what i'm saying is they have to come in through a legal process and they will come in and we talk about the wall and build
the wall but we are going to have a big, beautiful door. >> reporter: kimmel also questioned trump about his call to ban muslims from entering the u.s. millions of americans in the northwest and southeast face powerful storms, drenching rains threaten oregon and washington with new flooding. thunderstorms are forecast for parts of the deep south as well. south dakota is cleaning up from record breaking snowfall. some places got up to a foot, closing schools and giving kids the day off. this morning, texas authorities are looking for a fugitive teen and his mother. ethan couch gained national attention when his lawyer used a so-called aflfluenza defense in his trial for a wreck. it appears to show couch drinking at a party in violation of his probation. tkvt reports. >> reporter: two years into a ten-year prox sentenbation sent
they can't find aaron couch. investigators were on the case this morning. what they have turned up so far, he said indicates couch own whoever is with him had a long head-start. >> we all know the family has plenty of money and i think this was planned and i believe that they planned to get away and i believe that they are going to run far and try to hide. i just don't think -- i'll be happy to be wrong if he is hiding somewhere locally. >> reporter: the disappearance came after the appearance of a video this month that appeared to show couch at a party. >> it's not clear on its face that the video, in and of itself, is a violation of prbation. >> reporter: dallas attorney nicole knox told us she defended clients before after social media posts appeared to be probation violations. prosecutors would have proved when the video was taken for it to be trouble but no matter where couch is now, simply not being in contact with his probation officer is a serious problem for his future. >> it is, by far, the easiest
way to impcomply but the easies way to violate your term. >> couch killed four people in that 2012 crash. a passenger jet rolls off a taxiway. the brakes put on the google driverless cars. this is the "cbs morning news." ...in bed all day... ...you need the power of... new theraflu expressmax. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better.
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defense secretary ash carter used personal e-mail account for business during his first months at the pentagon. it continued even after the public revelation hillary clinton had used a personal e-mail as secretary of state. carter stopped after the white house found out. in a statement, carter admits it was a mistake. "usa today" reports on congress extending health benefits for 9/11 first responders as part of the new budget deal. the zadroga will provide until 2090. it funds the government through september. the "chicago tribune" reports on the suspension of a wheaton college professor for her views on islam. wheaton, a private evangelical christian college, says the suspension is because professor hawkins social media post on the similarities of islam to christianity. she he wrote that christians and
muslims worship the same god and she defended herself yesterday. >> my actions were motivated by a desire to live out my faith, period. and live out my faith in solidarity with my neighbor who is a muslim. >> she recently began wearing the head scarf to show solidarity. back on the market. popular hoverboards return to amazon after safety concerns. details in "moneywatch." r cold . you give them a case of the giggles. tylenol® cold helps relieve your worst cold & flu symptoms... you can give them everything you've got. tylenol® masthe lindor truffley smooth.
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the country. target has stopped selling hoverboards after reports that they catch fire. meanwhile, at costco they are selling them as the george forman grill on wheels. on the cbs "moneywatch" hover boards are back at at least one online retailer he and a speed bump for google's self-driving cars. jill wagner is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. less than 24 hours after the federal reserve raised interest rates from its record low he level, major banks announced they are raising interest rates on some consumer loans. the fed announced the first rate
in nine years yesterday up one quarter of a percentage point. >> this action markets the end of an extraordinary seven-year period, during which the federal funds rate was held near zero to support the recovery of the economy from the worst financial crisis in recession since the great depression. >> interest rates on mortgages and car loans aren't expected to increase much in the near term but other lines like credit cards and home equity will likely rise. stocks in asia got a rate in the interest rate hike. the fed's decision to raise rates pushed stocks higher on wall street. the dow gained 224 points for the day. the s&p finished 29 points higher. the nasdaq added 75. california unveils a draft proposal on regulations governing self-driving cars and google is not happy. the cars -- steering wheel and
licensed driver ready to take over in case of an emergency. google's cars don't have a steering wheel or pedals. california wants an independent group to certify the cars are safe. google and others want manufacturers safety stisk certifications. amazon is swelling swagway hoverboards and warning others to destroy knockoffs. faulty batteries caused them to explode or catch fire. as winter approaches, the office thermostat is becoming a battleground. a new survey by career builder finds that nearly an equal number of employees find their work places too cold or too hot. the poll finds 1 in 5 workers has had an argument with a colleague over the office temperature and nearly as many, 18%, say they have secretly adjusted the thermostat when no one is looking. i can tell you, it is freezing here at the stock exchange and i
don't know where the thermostat is so that is a problem. >> don't you wish you could tick it up a little bit. i've had some heated exchanges over that particular topic. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange, thanks a lot, jill. up yex, next, we will tell you who made it into the 2016 rock 'n' roll hall of fame. little flu. ing a and it needs a big solution: an antiviral. , next, we will tell you who made it into the 2016 rock 'n' roll hall of fame. next, we who made it into the 2016 rock 'n' roll hall of fame. ctor righy and up the ante with antiviral tamiflu. prescription tamiflu is an antiviral that attacks the flu virus at its source and helps stop it from spreading in the body. tamiflu is fda approved to treat the flu in people two weeks of age and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu, tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing, have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you develop an allergic reaction,
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spain's prime minister took a punch at a campaign appearance. a 17-year-old boy hit his left cheek as he spoke to a crowd yesterday. the prime minister fell to the ground but was quickly helped up by others nearby. he had bruises on his face and he later tweeted he was fine. the attacker was arrested. the wait is almost over! "star wars" "the force awakens" opens officially tomorrow. suzanne marquez has a preview. >> nothing will stand in our way. >> reporter: "star wars" episode seven "the force awakens." for the first time in 32 years. >> the clothes still fit. the emotional memory of the character was still there. >> reporter: it also introduces a new force, director j.j.
abrams who has been a fan since he saw the first "star wars" movie when he was 10 years old. >> all of us had put aside our fan boy and fan girl nature and just focus on the job. >> reporter: harrison ford returns as hans solo who has become a fan of abrams' work. >> he had kind of a keen ambition to make something very precise and not just referring to the old films, but advancing our investment in them. >> reporter: adam driver is the mysterious kilo wren. >> i will finish what you started. >> reporter: but the new villain? >> i don't think of him as an evil person so it's hard to say whether he is dark or not. >> reporter: and ray. >> i hope that people will identify with her because ray is a young girl making her way into the world and open to new relationships and she goes on this incredible juourney. >> reporter: and movie-goers are expected to answer in force.
this latest "star wars" movie is poised to break the record for a u.s. premiere. suzanne marquez, cbs news, los angeles. some fans will get a chance to see "the force awakens" as early as tonight. but for those who have to wait, there is a big concern. spoilers. don't worry. show host stephen colbert has a plan. >> only one way to fend our enjoyment of this movie. i will tweet a list of fake spoilers that are not in the movie. there is a scene where chewbacca gets into some dark chocolate and has to spend the night at the vet. once everyone finds out they are delicious, the e ewoks are hunted to distinction! you didn't like them! >> brilliant.
coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," latest crackdown on behavior online. seth doane tells us how the government is creating a rating system for individuals. a plan by kohl's to stay open 24 hours. and a look back at the events in 2015. that is the "cbs morning news" for this thursday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
dramatic video from a drone shows a church fire in wilmington that reaches two alarms and send a fire fighter to the hospital. sounding the alarm how long does it takes for philadelphia a fire fighters to get to the a fire, find out what the city controller's audit reveals and why. who is up for a star wars marathon. believe it or not many are in theaters right now as we speak, getting caught up on the first six films ahead of the big release of the force awakens, very big night. it is thursday, december 17th, good morning, i'm nicole brewer. we are getting started with a check of weather and traffic. the the lovely lauren and meisha standing by. >>