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captioning funded by cbs it's monday, december 28th, 2015. this is the "cbs morning news." a deadly outbreak of at least nine tornadoes ransacked north texas, damaging or destroying nearly 1,500 homes. >> i was just praying. whatever! just crazy! i wouldn't have shown anybody. >> that was just part after series of weather events across the country that is bringing heavy snow to the southwest and flooding to the midwest. and more questions for the chicago police department after two people were shot and killed, one by accident.
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good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. wild weather is whipping across the united states, packing deadly tornadoes, flooding, and blizzard conditions. right now, the severe weather stretches from new mexico to kentucky. it is expected to deliver more dangerous weather today. the death toll from the weekend storms has reached at least 43 people across seven states. texas has seen some of the worst devastation. as many as 1,450 homes around dallas were either damaged or destroyed. the area also saw at least nine tornadoes with winds topping 200 miles an hour. the storms leveled homes and swept cars off highways. omar villafranca shows us the damage from hard-hit rowlett
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texas. >> reporter: those who survived will never forget. >> we ran inside the bathroom and hunkered down. next thing you hear is scratching and glass. >> reporter: the occasionally lightning strike illuminated the twisters that started touching down in the dallas area around 6:30 saturday night. at least 11 people died including several in their cars when a tornado crossed interstate 30. officials say the path of destruction stretches for 40 miles and more than 600 structures are damaged or destroyed. weather forecasters say two tornadoes clocked speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, tossing mobile homes like toys and flattening entire streets. the governor of texas says the situation is still volatile across the northern part of the state that is simultaneously experiencing extreme ice and snow conditions and torrential rain. >> we need you to remain vigilant. >> reporter: many homes in the community of rowlett have been
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reduced to piles of grizz. officials sent our warnings to people to take cover. >> if we have pure fatalities or victims. >> reporter: authorities warn the number of victims may still rise. the same storm system has sparked blizzards in three southern states. texas, oklahoma, and new mexico are facing dangerous whiteout conditions. some areas will see more than a foot of snow by the time the storm passes. the snowfall made driving impossible on a number of highways. layers of snow and ice covered roads in lubbock, texas. wind gusts reached up to 70 miles an hour and created power outages across the region. water from the storms has made many roads impassible. at least eight people died overnight in missouri after cars drove into flooded streets.
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four of them were international soldiers based at ft. leonardwood. in alabama, searchers found the body of a 22-year-old man who whose car was swept away over the weekend. >> the water is flowing swiftly and you don't know where to look. it is -- and i'm talking about extra swift. >> flooding is expected to get worse in oklahoma. rising waters there forced many people from their homes and caused a number of accidents. firefighters along the southern california coast are making major progress against a dangerous wildfire. it broke out christmas night north of ventura. flames exploded quickly and threatened hundreds of homes and some highways. the fire is 75% contained. officials hope to have it fully contained by tomorrow. a violent weekend for police in chicago. officers shot and killed two people, one of them accidentally. the deaths come amid rising tensions between police and members of the city's black
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community. brian webb reports that people are demanding answers and change in the aftermath of the shootings. >> reporter: chicago police admit an officer made a mistake killing 55-year-old bettie jones saturday morning at this chicago apartment building. >> i came out my room and i looked and i seen my mom on the floor and i started crying. like he tried to shoot at me too. >> reporter: police were responding to reports that 189-year-old college student quintonio le impnchtsrier was acting agitated and armed with a baseball bat. officers shot him several times. he died at the hospital. >> he wouldn't hurt somebody who wants to go somewhere. and the people supposed to protect us took his life. >> reporter: both shooting victims are black. police refuse to release the race of the officer or officers involved. >> they were confronted by a combative individual resulting in an officer firing shots and
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fatally wounding two individuals. >> reporter: grieving family and friend attended a news conference wearing these t-shirts referring to chicago mayor rahm emanuel. >> somebody has to do something about this! >> reporter: a memorial was held to remember the victims while the incident is under investigation. brian webb for cbs news. overseas now. government forces in iraq are closing in this morning on a key city in the fight against isis. iraqi soldiers are making their final push to take back ramadi, the city, 60 miles west of baghdad, is reportedly close to collapsing. debora patta is tracking the offensive in london. >> reporter: gun battles raged on the streets of ramadi as iraqi soldiers retake the city after isis control. an iraqi ministry source says
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pockets of resistance remain. the united states defense department could not confirm those reports. troops inched forward street-by-street securing a path to its intended target. a government compound held by isis fighters. iraq's terrorism soldiers moved cautiously and clearing out buildings once controlled by isis fighters and fearing some of the structures had been rigged with explosives. the offensive, which began five days ago, has been slow and tough going. iraqi forces were hampered by sniper fire and were forced to navigate roads littered with ieds. the iraqi military suffered a humiliating defeat when isis took control of it in may of this year. but it will serve as a stepping stone for them to take back mosul the largest city in iraq
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controlled by isis. devastating floods in the united kingdom this morning threaten thousands of people. rescue crews are using rafts to save people from homes and cars after unprecedented flooding. weeks of rainfall in northern england have caused rivers to swell. hundreds of buildings are damaged or destroyed. no one, though, has been seriously hurt. coming up on the "morning news." a riot at a mall. hundreds of young people are blamed for causing disturbances and fights at a kentucky mall. this is the "cbs morning news."
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powerball lottery fever heats up and panic at the mall. on the morning newsstand. the louisville courier journal says as many as 200,000 peoples, mostly teenagers, caused disturbance at a mall in a louisville suburb. police were called to the shopping center on saturday night after reports of fights. no arrests were made. the mall reopened on sunday.
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and police are trying to determine whether the mayhem was planned. the san diego union tribune says a man plunged to his death from a cliff in san diego while he was using a camera or cell phone. the accident happened on christmas day. the man was identified as joshua burwell, of indiana. witnesses say they saw him looking at an electronic device before he fell 40 feet to the rocks below. newsday the long island, new york, newspaper says lotto fever is running high ahead of wednesday's 300 million dollar powerball drawing. several stores expect a rush of ticket buyers today. the multimillion dollar prize is the biggest since september. on the cbs "moneywatch" now the biggest after-christmas markdowns and saving money when you book your flight. >> u.s. financial markets resume trading after a shortened week for the holiday. the dow lost 50 points on
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thursday and s&p down three and nasdaq gained two. two new services are available to help passengers avoid paying steep fees when their airline travel plans change. options away will lock in the rate and flyers will work with the client to find similar itineraries. both companies charge a small fee. this is the week that savvy shoppers will find bargains. the biggest markdowns are for clothing, especially winter gear, up to 60% off! post-christmas sales are among the biggest for the nation's retailers. if you're on vacation and you still find yourself working, you are not alone. a study by "usa today" suggests many business travelers are too overworked to unplug. the u.s. travel association found that 67% of workers are discouraged, giving mixed messages or neither encouraged or discouraged from taking time off. and "star wars: the force awakens" is now the fastest
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movie to reach 1 billion at the box office and it did it in just four days. "star wars" took in $153 million this weekend. "joy" was third. >> i think it's at the top of the box office for a while. no surprise there. jill wagner in new york, thank you. up next, peyton manning fights back. the broncos quarterback reacts to allegations of doping made in a documentary. everyone needs a bff. even your smile. colgate optic white toothpaste goes beyond surface stains to whiten over 3 shades. in fact, it whitens more than the leading express whitening strip. it's your smile bff. whiten more just by brushing.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. in sports, denver broncos quarterback peyton manning is vehemently denying a record by al jazeera network that identified him as one of several high profile athletes who were supplied performance-enhancing drugs. jericka duncan reports. >> it's completely fabricated. complete trash, garbage. there is more adjectives i'd like to be able to use, but it really makes me sick. >> reporter: peyton manning won the mvp award, a record five times. he comes from a family of nfl quarterbacks. the 39-year-old has built his career on hard work. >> during my 18 years of playing
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in the nfl, there are no shortcuts. >> reporter: but in a now documentary on sports doping by the al gentlemjazeera networks claim the manningings were receiving banned growth hormones in 2011. >> all of the time sending ashley manning drugs, like a growth hormone all the time, everywhere. it would never be under peyton's man, always under her name. >> reporter: they say the manning's received the drug from an institute in indiana where he says he worked. in a statement to cbs news, dr. dale guyer called the allegations simply not true and said mr. slide was not an employee of the guyer institute and his brief stay there included in 2015 during which peyton was not even being treated. the documentary alleges several other athletes including ryan
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zimmerman and ryan howard. their attorney says they plan to take legal actions against al jazeera. surprisingly at the end of the documentary, al jazeera said sly backed off his claims. >> charlie sly said his accusations was false and incorrect. >> reporter: the documentary offers no further explanation. manning questioned why the network decided to release the story knowing one of their main sources changed his. >> i've done it the long way. i've done it the hard way and to insinuate anything otherwise is a complete and total joke and it's defamation ten a really ticks me off. >> reporter: the colts and the broncos came out with strong statements defending manning. al jazeera america says despite all of the denials, the network will air the documentary. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. in nfl action, carolina's bid for an undefeated season is over. atlanta's julio jones caught a 7-yard td pass to give the
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falcons the lead. jones caught nine passes for 178 yards. the panthers had a chance to tie with seconds left but cam newton fumbled the ball. atlanta beat carolina 20-13. the new york jets kept their playoff hopes alive with a win over new england. the patriots won the overtime coin toss, but elected to kick off. ryan fitzpatrick connected with eric decker on the game winning td. the jets beat the pats 26-20. still ahead, donald trump takes aim at hillary clinton. the republican presidential candidate attacks the democratic front-runner, as he plots a general election showdown. ons. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on taste? jane thought. that's why jane loves light & fit greek nonfat yogurt. bursting with rich creamy awesomeness and 12 grams of protein. all for 80 calories. no settling here. what else does jane love?
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country.
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here is another look at this morning's top stories. a series of deadly tornadoes destroyed hundds of homes in texas. winds topped 200 miles an hour in some cases. the tornadoes are part of a violent storm system that caused at least 43 deaths over seven states this weekend. the rain from those storms have caused rivers to swell. flooding is a major concern this morning in a number of states. roads from alabama to missouri are swamped. several people died when their cars were swept away. with just six weeks to go before the first round of primary voting the presidential race has become a battle between hillary clinton and donald trump. in a weekend broadcast interview, the republican front-runner said the nation can't afford to have hillary clinton as president. >> if you have another four
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years of like a hillary, that kind of mentality and thinking, we are not going to have a country. >> clinton has spent more time attacking trump in recent weeks. her campaign plans to send her husband, former president bill clinton, out on the campaign trail. an emergency crews continue to clean up a toxic chemical spill from a freight train derailment in northern australia. more than 5,000 gallons of acid leaked from the train on sunday and diesel fuel also spilled and three people were injured. from australia a koala bear was nursed back to health after found in a brush fire. they named her responsible k-bear and they have been giving her water and leaves from a gum tree and she looks like she is doing much better. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," pet trends for 2016. i'm anne-marie green. and this is the "cbs morning news."
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from movies to television to music, there was plenty of drama this past year when it came to the world of entertainment. suzanne marquez looks back at the biggest headlines. >> reporter: olympic athlete turned reality tv star bruce jenner became caitlin jenner. >> it's about all of us accepting one another. >> reporter: charlie sheen revealed he has the aids virus. >> i'm here to admit that i am, in fact, hiv progress. >> reporter: he says he was diagnosed five years ago when he was left "two and a half men" for his erratic behavior. more than 50 people came forward with sexual abuse against bill cosby going back
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decades. cosby denies the allegations. gwen stefani rebounded with a relationship with blake shelton. kim kardashian and kanye west had their second child. criticized hollywood for still paying her male co-stars more. she also wrapped up the final installment of the "hunger games" series. viola davis became the first african-american to win an emmy for best actress in a drama. and ballerina misty copeland came the first female principal dancer with the l.a. dance theater. "hamilton" brought hip-hop to broadway with a multiracial
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cast, performing the life of founding father alexander hamilton. taylor swift took on apple after not paying artists during a three-month free trial streaming service and won. ♪ >> reporter: and adele's long awaited third album "25" became the top selling album of the year in its first week. david letterman signed off after 33 years of late night television. >> thank you for everything. you've given me everything. >> reporter: stephen colbert took over as host of "the late show." >> nothing will stand in our way. >> reporter: a blast from the past broke box office record. members of the original cast of "star wars" reunited for episode seven "the force awakens." suzanne marquez, cbs news. >> there you go. if you were not paying attention all year long, that's everything you needed to know. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the battle between
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donald trump and hillary clinton. we will speak with wall street journal columnist peggy noonan. plus hoverboard fails and how more adults are injuring themselves using the popular scooters' virtual reality breakthrough. c-net shows us the tech trends for 2016. that is the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia. this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, and saying good-bye to the warm weather, cotter temperatures are officially back. katie has a check on just how cold it will be coming up. >> also, 11 people have died in a rash of tornados across north texas. more on the damage caused by those storms. and the phillies are responding to al jazeer documentary that alleges ryan howard used hgh, what they had to say about these accusations. good morning, it is december 28th, i'm erika von tiehl. a check on traffic and weather, which is a shock us to, so nice recently. >> yes, it seems like we blinked you guys christmas is now over, we're back to it monday, roadways are looking good, nice and dry. i walked out t


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