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news and cbs this morning. from the broadcast center in new yorkrkrky, i captioning funded by cbs it's thursday, november 24th, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." millions of people will line the thanksgiving parade route in new york city this morning with thousands of police officers on guard. the new safety strategy for the decade-old tradition. after appointing two women to top posts, president-elect trump delivers a holiday message on his youtube page. >> let us give thanks for all that we have and let us boldly face the exciting new frontiers that lie ahead. and president obama offers his last turkey pardon, delivering his final culinary clips.
>> when somebody at your table tells you that you've been hogging all of the side dishes, you can't have any more, i hope you respond with the creed that sums up the spirit of the hungry people, yes we krant. 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. well, this thanksgiving, here in new york city, there is ramped up security, as the city prepares to celebrate with one of the country's oldest and largest parades. and while there is no credible threat, the fbi has alerted authorities it is concerned about potential attacks and the same is true for transportation hubs across the u.s. jamie yuccas is in new york on the parade route. jamie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. you know. for so many families they come out to see the balloons and the floats but for the nypd, this parade is all about security. more than 3,000 officers will be
here today to make sure everyone stays safe. members of new york's finest began taking position along central park west overnight, gearing up to protect millions of spectators expected at the thanksgiving day parade. >> nypd is going to mount an even strong operation this year. >> reporter: new york city mayor bill de blasio detailed security plans last night. dozens of sand-filled sanitation truck blocking off streets in the first of the parade's history and officers on the ground to thwart a terror attack. >> all of our police officers, each and every one will have a smartphone and if any incidents on the route we will be able to connect with the command post quickly and deal with any issue as soon as it comes up. >> reporter: the police presence along the parade route do not
deter people to come out last night to see the massive balloons on the parade route. >> to see the excitement in her eyes and watch thanksgiving kickoff and the holiday season is a big joy. >> reporter: this lady and her daughter. >> we have so much to be thankful for, we are very lucky to be here to live in america and live in the best city in the world. >> reporter: while there is no credible terror threat against the parade or the country, federal officials are urging americans to stay vigilant, especially in public places. there will be 42 different balloons in today's parade. there is going to be an updated charlie brown balloon and also a replica of the first-ever balloon in the thanksgiving day parade. that is felix the cat from 1927. the entire event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. eastern. >> jamie yuccas here in new york city, happy thanksgiving, jamie. well, for most of the country, the weather is cooperating for the holiday. but there will be rain in parts of the northeast.
and the pacific northwest is bracing for heavy snow in higher elevations and rain elsewhere. in utah, snow made for difficult travel last night. icing over roadways and diminishing visibility. chief meteorologist eric fisher of our boston station wbz has the thanksgiving forecast. >> reporter: most of the country this thanksgiving is enjoying some peaceful weather. one area we will watch up into the northeast a lot of clouds and light wintry mix to watch for most of the northeastern states and most of the same in friday and most in rain and northern new england seeing a bit of sun. everybody else pretty mild and dry. one other part to watch is the pacific northwest. another round of heavy rainfall moving in, some gusty winds and the rain slides down the coast as we head into friday and saturday to start the weekend and eventually heading all the way into central california as we look towards saturday. this is part of a bigger pattern change for us and talk about it in a second. airplane hubs for thursday, no
issues. minor delays around new york and seattle. otherwise, coast-to-coast, pretty quiet. here is the pattern shift. as we move toward the holiday week colder air in the west and produce mountain snow and resurgence of warmer air and mild conditions in the middle of the country to end the holiday after thanksgiving.vel home i'm meteorologist issuing fisher for cbs news. have a great holiday. in tennessee, a sixth child has died from injuries received in a school bus crash. five other people remain hospitalized. police are trying to figure out why the bus was on the wrong road and they have received the toxicology report on the driver. manuel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: police announced they have eliminated one possible reason johnthony walker lost control of the school bus on monday. >> we received toxicology reports back today from the tennessee bureau of investigation that shows no trace of alcohol or drugs in the driver's system. >> reporter: the ntsb said it was looking into why walker was
not driving on a designated bus route. he is being held on vehicular manslaughter charges while investigators review black box recordings from the bus and look in noo other possible factors like excessive speed. investigators are also looking into claims some parents had complained about walker's driving in the past. while he has no previous criminal history, records show he was in a minor accident while driving a school bus two months ago. walker was hired by a private contractor durham school services. >> my responsibility now is to look for answers. >> reporter: the crash has left this community deep in mourning. this man's 9-year-old cousin jones died in the crash. >> this community has lost some beautiful spirits, some beautiful angels, some students that made many people's lives brighter. >> reporter: doctors at this hospital say some students arrived here so scared and dazed, they were not able to spell their names or remember
their own birthdays. manuel bojorquez, cbs news, chattanooga, tennessee. a white man in west virginia is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. the case is under review as a possible hate crime. police say 15-year-old james means was shot and killed monday night in charleston after he bumped into william pullian outside of a store. the two confronted each other for a second time and pullian said he felt threatened. police say he shot means twice and left him to die and then went home to eat dinner. pullian told police that's another piece of trash off the street. the police officer shot near a detroit college campus died last night. 29-year-old collin rose was a five-year veteran of the wayne state university police force. he was shot in the head tuesday while investigating possible thefts off campus. police arrested a suspect in the shooting late that night, but he has not been charged.
president-elect trump is celebrating florida at his florida estate. he has chosen the first women for his cabinet and he is calling on the nation to come together. weijia jiang reports. >> it's where we raise -- >> reporter: president-elect donald trump is urging americans to unite following a bitter election. >> it's my prayer that on this thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve. >> reporter: mr. trump delivered the message through a video provided by his transition team. >> it's time to restore the bond of trust between citizens, because when america is unified, there is nothing beyond our reach. >> reporter: on wednesday, former critic south carolina governor nikki haley accepted the position of u.s. baeambassa to united nations. the daughter of immigrants from india, she is the first minority
pick to serve the incoming president. republican party donor boat i didn't devos of michigan agreed to become mr. trump's secretary of education. she is a strong advocate for schools of choice. ben carson hinted on his facebook page he will accept the position of secretary of housing and urban development. the president-elect still has several more appointments to make before the inauguration but he is right on schedule, compared to at least four previous administrations. security is keeping a close eye on mr. trump's mar-a-lago estate in palm beach, florida, where mr. trump is celebrating a family thanksgiving. and working on putting together his administration. weijia jiang, cbs news, the white house. president obama saved the lives of two final turkeys as his time in office nears an end. he pardons the bird yesterday at the white house. their names are tater and tot. his two nephews joined him for the longstanding tradition but his two daughters missed the
ceremony for the first time. the girls said they couldn't handle their dad's jokes any more. >> i told them we are going to do this every year from now on. no cameras, just us, every year! no way i'm cutting this habit cold turkey! >> oh, boy. the president ended his speech with a thanksgiving twist. to his 2008 campaign slogan, yes we cran. as in cranberry. coming up on the "morning news." an strong cigarette bursts flames into a man's plant and a dangerous turn for a plivers. this is the "cbs morning news." i've been on my feel all day. i'm bushed! yea me too. excuse me...coming through! ride the gel wave of comfort with dr. scholls massaging gel insoles. they're proven to give you comfort. which helps you feel more energized ...all day long. i want what he has. and the best place to shopp
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striking pilots at a small airline that delivers amazon packages are being ordered back to work. a federal judge in cincinnati said he was ending the strike in the public's interest, adding, "imagine christmas without amazon." about 250 pilots walked out tuesday to protest working conditions. "slate" says donald trump is marketing a christmas tree ornament like make america great again hat and trimmed with 14 karat gold and sells for $149. a spokesperson says the proceeds will be donated to the trump campaign. still to come. tips on how to cook your thanksgiving meal without burning down the house. made with real simple ingredients. and no artificial flavors or preservatives. real country fresh taste from real ingredients. welcome to crock country.
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hospital, evelyn says she is still dealing with physical and emotional scars that will last a lifetime. so let's talk turkey safety. no matter how distracted you are this holiday, experts say when in the kitchen, always pay attention! unattended cooking is the leading cause of house fires. >> if you have to leave the kitchen, call in reinforcements. assign somebody in the kitchen at all times. >> reporter: this firefighter placed another pan on top of the fire to extinguish the flames. if you like to deep fire the turkey, make sure it's away from your house. don't put it in a porch or a garage and the turkey should be patted dry and don't overfill the oil and check the temperature frequently. the golden rule says experts never walk away while you're cooking. hena daniels, cbs news. >> very good advice.
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here is another look at this morning's top story. security officials are urging americans to be vigilant this thanksgiving. while there is no specific or credible threat, security has been ramped up at celebrations and travel hubs across the country. at the parade here in new york, police are using sand-filled trucks, bomb-sniffing dogs and radiation detectors to try to prevent an attack. the thanksgiving holiday was established by abraham lincoln in 1863 to unite the country as the civil war raged. chip reid is making sure the legacy of our 16th president lives on. >> reporter: it's not every day you get a personal tour of the lincoln memorial and the tour
guide is a billionaire. where does he rank in your panton of american presidents? >> we have a lot of great president but no doubt lincoln held the country together and therefore our greatest president. >> reporter: financier rubenstein has resterted everythi stored the lincoln moment. giving 18.5 million dollars to the park service to repair this memorial's stained walls and leaky roof and to scrub clean two iconic murals and to move some of the important and most important words ever uttered by an american president, but the biggest change will be underground. where are we right now? >> right now, we are under the lincoln memorial. >> reporter: for the first time, tourists will be able to see this subterrainian cavern and to view the graffiti sketched by construction workers almost a
hundred years ago. the visitors center is in this area. >> the visitors' area is up here. >> reporter: the center will dramatically change the lincoln memorial experience. >> so there will be much more opportunity to learn about lincoln and to really come away from this lincoln memorial with a real sense of who lincoln was and what he did. >> reporter: why do you do this? >> i do it because i think i'm giving back to my country in a small, modest way, perhaps, and hope i'll inspire other people do the same. >> reporter: you'd like to see other people do what do you? >> absolutely. i don't have resources to do it i want other people to do it as well. >> reporter: a mission born of rubenstein's love of his country and the great americans who gave it life. chip reid, cbs news, washington. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," we will meet miss veteran america and show you how the competition unites women from the armed forces for a good cause. plus, tips on finding the right sneaker for you and whether expensive ones are really worth
and a happy thanksgiving, it is almost time, for a parade, down the parkway, this is a live look at the start of the route, 20th and jfk with festivities kicking off later this morning. this is a live look at south philadelphia, home of the thanksgiving day tradition, we will check in there as they use their pizza ovens to cook hundreds of turkies for their neighborhoods. how about a live look at storm scan three, showing rain, katie's here with your holiday forecast. the it is thursday, november the 24th, good morning i'm joe holden in for jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. meisha's off. lets start the day with weather, hi there. >> t b