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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, december 18th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." new revelations about the san bernardino shootings, as a man who allegedly bought the assault weapons used in the attack is charged as a terrorist. he jacked up the price of a life saving drug. now the pharmaceutical executive some call the most hated man in america could face up for 20 years in prison for fraud. courtside. the wife of a basketball player is taken away on a stretcher when lebron james crashes into
her on the sidelines. "star wars" fans who got a sneak peek says "the force awakens," is out of this world. 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. a bail hearing is scheduled for monday for they alleged he and farook plotted earlier attacks but they never carried them out. don champion has details. >> reporter: enrique marquez remains behind bars this morning charged with a lawful purchase in the weapons used in the san bernardino massacre. while investigators believe he had no knowledge of the attack, they say he bought the weapons years ago because, quote, his appearance was kaw sayion, while gunman and friend syed farook,
looked middle eastern. marquez is charged with plotting other attacks with farook that were not carried out in 2011 and 2012. one plot targeted riverside community college. the other, a busy california freeway. marquez's neighbors are stunned. >> just like, you know, like i can't believe it. >> reporter: the charges come just two weeks after farook and his wife tashfeen malik opened fire at a holiday party, killing 14 people. both were then killed in a shoot-out with police. after the attack, marquez called 911 saying his neighbor was responsible and was later committed to a psychiatric facility. >> he's just a great kid and we will see what god has planned for him because, you know, he doesn't deserve all this. >> reporter: authorities say farook also convinced marquez to marry the sister of his brother's wife. for that, he is facing another
charge of defrauding immigration authorities by entering into a sham marriage. now about a month before the san bernardino attack, investigators say marquez talked about living multiple lives in a chat online with a facebook friend. the charges he faces could put him into prison for up to 35 years. >> don champion here in new york, thank you, don. another california man is charged with trying to join a terrorism group in syria. he pleaded not guilty yesterday when the indictment against him was unsealed. fbi says he expressed his love for the head of the al noonsa front in telephone calls earlier this year. his father alerted the fbi when the boy went missing during a family trip in egypt in 2014. he has been under surveillance since. defense secretary ash carter arrived in afghanistan this morning on a surprise visit. carter plans to meet with military commanders and u.s. troops and afghan officials.
this year, taliban attacks against afghan forces have surged. later today, president obama meets with the families of the san bernardino victims. meanwhile, he is trying to reassure americans. the president was briefed at the national counterterrorism center yesterday and his second security briefing this week. mr. obama says there is no specific offer credible information suggesting a potential terrorist attack at this time. >> we cannot give in to fear or change how we live our lives, because that's what terrorists want, that is the only leverage that they have. the president said we are in a new phase of self-initiating terrorism that is harder to detect. the increasing concerns about a terrorist attack prompted added security measures by three major theme park operators. disney, universal, and seaworld have instituted new safety rules.
anna werner has details from orlando, florida. >> reporter: white tents went up at disney world entrances with metal detectors inside. park official tell us random visitors will be selected for uniform screening. disney official say they have added visible and more nonvisible security measures. once inside, guests will not see toy guns, not even water pistols. they have removed from disney stores and visitors will not be allowed to bring them into the park. one official told us they want to make sure a toy gun doesn't cause distraction or confusion for staff and security personnel. and one more change. anyone 14 years or older will no longer be allowed to wear costumes into the park. so security screening will be easier. this family of osceola, indiana, drove straight to orlando from
indiana and arrived just as the new security protocols were being put in place. >> it's sad what happens in this world any more. >> reporter: disney eaten the only park taking these precaution. universal and seaworld say they are making similar changes. they say it's not about keeping people safe, they want to make people feel safe. anna werner, cbs news, orlando. to politics now. it would appear a powerful foreign leader thinks donald trump would make a great president. russian president vladimir putin called trump a bright and talented man and the absolute leader of the presidential race. putin said he welcomes trump's desire for better relations with russia and u.s. trump said he was flatter. >> i think it's great. his dislike for president obama and a mutual thing is terrible. that's why you see all of the conflict, all of the problems, all of the hatred. we can work with russia. that's not a good thing.
i'm greatly honored by his stadium. i think it's terrific. >> trump has repeatedly praised put putin's toughness and said he would be able to cut deals with the russian leader. bernie sanders campaign reportedly revealed improper information from the clinton campaign. "the washington post" reports that one of sanders' staffers was fired over the incident. a glitch recently allowed access to information gathered by other campaigns. the sanders' compare admits a staffer looked at the information from the clinton campaign. for now, the dnc has shut off the sanders' campaign access to its list of voters. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will preview tomorrow's democratic presidential debate. a new round of wet weather is hitting the pacific northwest. the rain has parts of oregon and washington under flood watch through the weekend. heavy downpours flooded streets around portland, triggering
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overnight for observation. pope francis has cleared the way for mother teresa to become a saint next year. the vatican this morning, said francis recognized a second miracle attributed to the catholic nun and it involves healing a brazilian man with brain tumors. she is known for working with the calcutta poor and she died in 1997. a cast-away controversy and the search intensifies for an afl aflu enis a teen. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. ethan couch van issued after a video emerged apparently showing him violating his probation. couch avoided prison after killing four people in a 2013 drunk driving wreck. the new orleans times picayune reports on taking down four confederate monuments and one includes a 131-year-old
statue of robert e. lee. some are calling for more monuments to be taken down. another group sued yesterday to keep those four monuments up. the arizona republic reports on a man who left his 5-year-old daughter alone in the desert with a loaded gun. paul ratter made his first court appearance yesterday. last month, he left his granddaughter alone in the desert with a handgun after his truck broke down. he was found at a bar while family and firefighters rescued the girl. he faces charges of child abuse and child endangerment. "the daily progress" in charlottesville, virginia, reports on a lesson in islam. schools won't be open after a deluge of complaints.
students were assigned to practice arabic calligraphy. school official say they cancelled school events after concerns about the tone of the complaints. "people" reports on a lawsuit against the man lost at sea for more than a year, accusing him of cannibalism. the fisherman who drifted at sea for 14 months is being sued for $1 million by the family of his crewmate who accused him of eating the corpse. the man's lawyer denied the accusation. up next, a pharmaceutical executive is arrested on federal charges. and fans of adele are scoring heartbreak as they ji to score tickets for her north american shows. back and joint pain. the medicine in advil is their #1 choice. nothing is stronger on tough pain than advil.
social media invites were blasting with complaints on ticketmaster. on the cbs "moneywatch" tickets are soaring for the you? "star wars" movie. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. >> good morning. happy friday. martin shkreli who made headlines for raising price of a life saving drug 4,000 percent pleaded not guilty. prosecutors allege he misled investors for a hedge fund he managed. >> he used each subsequent company to pay off defrauded investors from the prior company. >> shkreli denies the charges and expects to be fully vindicated. he was vilified af his company raised a drug from $13.50 to
$750 a pill. drop in energy stocks fueled a late day sell-off. the dow jones industrials dropped 253. the grocery store chain trader joe's, customers report unopened bottles bursting or exploding. the reason is unknown. the fda is advising customers to carefully dispose of any bottles they have. "star wars" "the force awake awakens" officially opened today. the ceo of disney calls it a gold mine. isney paid $4 billion for lucas films and the right to "star wars" franchise. it set to make over $1 billion and expected to take up to $2 billion in box office sales including $225 million this opening weekend and take in $5
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years for you who are not familiar with the "star wars" universe. an australian company tied the knot with a "star wars"-themed wedding outside this theater in hollywood. you can pretty much guess what the honeymoon entailed. a screen of last night's "the force awakens." how romantic. the film is playing nonstop at theaters nationwide and the reaction from fans are overwhelmingly positive. suzanne marquez reports. >> it was amazing. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! oh, my god! >> that was mind blowingly amazing. i laughed. i cried. i screamed at the screen! and i can't wait to watch it again tomorrow! >> reporter: super fans react to "the force awakens at the el capitan theater in hollywood. >> it was the awesomest movie ever. >> it was awesome. >> loved it, loved it, loved it. >> reporter: what set these fans apart they have been here since
1:00 in the morning watching all seven "star wars" films consecutively. >> with it worth it? >> it was would it. this is one of the epic experiences i will remember the rest of my life hands down. >> reporter: would you say this last one is the best one? >> i'm still personal to "empire strikes back." >> reporter: the anticipation and buildup for this familiar flm has been incredibly. an australian couple flied in to thai the not in front of the chinese theater where the original "star wars" theater premiered. obi-wan kenobi officiated. today is -- are we okay? 3-2? of course, today is officially opening day. there are lots of around the theaters. just getting the tickets before they run out. reporting in hollywood, suzanne marquez, cbs news. coming up after your local
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you're going to die. >> don't burn your fingers. >> all right. >> angle it a bit like that. >> okay. >> that's it. that's it. you're done. >> there we go. >> you done it, you done it. >> all right. >> legendary. you're done. can i say, mr. president? >> reporter: president obama appeared last night on nbc "running wild with bear grylls." he even munched on salmon that an actual bear didn't finish. the president traveled across alaska with a white attention to
draw attention to climate change. tiffany kenny and kenny paston set out for a dog hike on sunday for a san bernardino peak. the weather took a turn for the worse and they got stuck overnight. the temperature plummeted. >> it went from bright and sunny to two feet of snow in a mat of, like, ten minutes. >> there were points i know that both of us thought we were going to die. >> the couple dug a hole and shared a sleeping bag to stay warm but when hypothermia set in, they realized they had to hike out. they finally got a cell signal and a search and rescue team arrived just in time. both had severe frostbite and dangerously low body temperatures. a gas station attendant in new york fought off a robber with his own special technique. the clerk decided to throw his shoe. he chased the robber outside where the suspect fired a round into the ground before fleeing
and no one was hurt. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will hear from muslim americans as he they speak with republican strategist frank luntz about issues on the presidential campaign trail. plus, b.j. novak of "the office" on his new line of work as an app developer. a special holiday treat. charlie's presentation of "'twas the night before christmas." finally, we have been bringing you highlights of james corden's karaoke since the late late show debuted in march. who knew during this time he has been creating a holiday list for his passengers. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪
this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". star wars fans awaken and head to all night showings of the new fillment. we'll hear what they thought of the most hyped up move any years. >> pennsylvania teen under arrest accused of supporting isis. what police say they found inside his home. >> live from sit hall, all lit up for christmas, for now it may feel little too warm, not much like christmas, but cool-down is on the way, we will a have the details coming up next. today is friday, december 18th, good morning, i'm nicole brewer. checking on weather and traffic, justin and lawyer ren standing by for you. good morning. >> good morning, guys, good news the roads finally starting to dry out, as t