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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, december 23rd, 2016. this is the "cbs morning news." i want -- hey. sorry. all flights are delayed. >> holiday travel is if full swing and that means long waits at the airport and stormy weather could put a damper on your journey. christmas weekend will include heavy rain and snow in large parts of the country. and reviving the nuclear arms race. both president-elect donald trump and russian president vladimir putin calling for the expansion and strengthening of nuclear capabilities.
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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. americans are expected to crowd airports and highways in record numbers and as danielle nottingham reports, many road warriors are already frustrated. >> $10? >> the headaches at l.a.x. have already started. >> i'm supposed to be going to japan but they sent me to san diego and then they made me take a taxi back here. >> reporter: stormy weather on on the west coast delayed most incoming flights on wednesday and the problems continued into thursday. passengers have been tied up in gridlock outside the airport or stuck on the tarmac and in the terminals. >> it's been four hours. yeah. and they just cancelled it after three hours waiting. >> reporter: others waited longer.
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>> so it's going to be 36 hours. >> reporter: here at l.a.x., passenger traffic up nearly 10% compared to this time last year. aaa is predicting record year-end holiday travel across the country. more than 103 million people will travel this holiday season. that is up 1.5 million from 2015. the days leading up to christmas are expected to be the busiest at the nation's airports with more than 6 million passengers in the skies. >> we are going to jackson hole. we are going to go skiing and dog sledding. >> reporter: and don't expect the highways to be much better. more than 93 million people are taking a road trip thanks to cheaper gas prices and a stronger economy. danielle nottingham, cbs news, los angeles. well, it will be a white christmas for some parts of the country but forecasters say it will be anything but dreamy. snow will start tonight in the northwest and blizzard-like conditions are expected tomorrow in the upper midwest. chief meteorologist eric fisher has the holiday weekend outlook.
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>> reporter: there is one storm system that is going to cause most of the trouble as we head into the holiday weekend. this one that is approaching the west coast for today with snow across much of the northwest, rain down the coast of california and by the time we head toward the evening, more heavy rain down towards southern california in and around los angeles. san francisco and l.a. are hubs that will be affected. will see snowfall in the matter outside of l.a. and san diego. a white christmas for parts of southern california. take a look at the snow blanketing all of the west. basically, all of the mountains picking up significant snowfall over the course of the next feud. then we head into christmas day, itself, and that same storm is now east of the rockies. blizzard conditions likely across the dakotas reaching into eastern mountain and wyoming. there will also be a warmer side to the storm system on christmas day and in that warmer side we could be looking at some severe weather including a chance for storms and damaging wind gusts and perhaps a few isolated tornadoes. across the plains as you gather with friends and family and stay
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vigilant to any dangerous weather that will develop. the warm from texas over to the east coast, high temps in the 70s and 80s on christmas day. it's a flip-flop christmas here. it will be mainly dry across the southeast and even a couple of record highs that will be challenged sunday, as well as monday, in the east. i'm meteorologist eric fisher for cbs news. travel safely, everyone. >> good advice. on to politics now. although he won't take office for nearly another month, donald trump is proposing dramatic changes in longstanding u.s. policies. statements by russian president vladimir putin prompted mr. trump to suggest in a tweet that the u.s. should expand its nuclear capability. that would reverse a course set by presidents from both parties over four decades. and the president-elect is also intervening in the middle east. brook silva-braga is here in new york with more. >> reporter: good morning. we have already seen the president-elect get involved in manufacturing policy and government contracts. but, yesterday, something new. a highly unusual appeal to mr.
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trump to get involved in one of the world's most contentious foreign policy matters and it appears his intervention made a difference. hours before the president-elect was set to vote president-elect donald trump called for the draft resolution to be vetoed tweeting it was extremely unfair to all israelis. the measure put forth by egypt called israeli to settle activity in palestinian territory. in a push to stop u.n., israeli official side-stepped president obama who appeared ready to allow the resolution and reached out to mr. trump. trump spoke to egypt's president and then the vote was delayed. >> i don't know when or how a vote will be rescheduled. what we have continued to try to do is seen a two-state solution realized. >> reporter: mr. arm set off a nuclear arms race on thursday. after vladimir putin proposed a nuclear expansion mr. trump
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tweeted the u.s. must greatly strengthen and expand its capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes. >> he is putting the world on notice he will do what he thinks he needs to do to keep us safe and secure. he is not trying to change a policy through twitter. >> reporter: kellyanne conway was named as his white house counselor. john spicer will be his press secretary. spicer defended trump's use of social media. >> he has a direct pipeline to the american people to talk to them in a way no one has done before. >> reporter: inauguration day is four weeks away. mr. trump used twitter again last night to do public negotiating saying since lockheed martin's f-35 is so expensive he has asked boeing to price out a competing plan. >> we will see how that works out. brook silva-braga in new york, thank you. coming up on "cbs this morning," analysis of russian president vladimir putin annual news conference today. the obama administration today formally scraps a
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controversial security measure prompted by 9/11. the program required immigrant men from predominantly foreign countries to register with the federal government. the american civil liberties union called it a failure that yielded no arrest in nearly a decade. the president-elect's daughter was harassed on a plane in new york while awaiting takeoff. ivanka trump in the coach section on a jetblue plane yesterday with her husband and three children when a man reportedly confronted her. witnesses say he shouted, "your father is ruining the country." >> she was calm and tried to distract her kids and she was calm. she handled it really well. >> reporter: the man was removed and the flight proceeded to san francisco. a man suspected of killing a boy in an arkansas road rage shooting is in custody. 3-year-old acen king died
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saturday after someone opened fire on a car driven by his grandmother. she told police the attacker thought she was driving too slowly. well, the mayor of little rock is quoted as saying the suspect was turned in by a relative. australia's prime minister says police thwarted a major attack inspired by isis. raids led them to arrest five men. investigators say they were planning bombings on christmas day in melbourne. the targets included a train station and a cathedral. the suspects are german citizens. german official have new information linking to the man who bombed a christmas market. new video surfaced of the suspect 24-year-old anis amri. the selfie appears to have been shot in berlin and investigators found his fingerprints in the truck that killed 12 people on monday. a reward of more than 1,000 is being offered in the global manhunt for him. a major turning point in
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syria's brutal civil war as the last rebels left aleppo yesterday on buses. syria's government took full control of the city for the first time in four years. its president bashar al assad's biggest victory since the rebellion to end his family's rule started nearly six years ago. coming up on the "morning news." the arrest of a texas mother caught on cell phone. we will tell you how the arrest posted on facebook has triggered protests. and the world's first solar road powers up. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ when it comes to heartburn... trust the brand doctors trust. nexium 24hr is the #1 choice of doctors and pharmacists for their own frequent heartburn. for all day and all night protection... banish the burn... with nexium 24hr. so basically we have two production options... hey guys, i gotta call you back. (phone ringing) hello? hi mom! oh, hi sweetie! how are you?
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the world's first solar road has opened and protest over a texas mother. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the ft. worth star telegram reports on the arrest of a black woman by a white police officer after she had called police for help. >> don't grab her! don't grab her! >> reporter: cell phone video posted on facebook shows the officer wrestling the woman to the ground on wednesday. her two teenage daughters were also arrested. the confrontation started when with the woman told police a man had grabbed and choked her son for littering. >> as well as police officers are human beings appear to have some good and some bad. i just have to teach my kids the way i've been teaching them not to lose faith. >> the officer has been placed on restricted duty while the incident is investigated. "the new york times" says a new congressional report link edward snowden to russian intelligence agencies. he responded on twitter saying the report is filled with obvious falsehoods. snowden has lived in russia
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since 2013 when he revealed how the national security agency spies on americans. central jersey.com reports the cancellation of the princeton men's swimming season because of racist and vulgar e-mails. the university learned last week about offensive posts by team members. similar issues prompted the recent cancellation of the harvard men's team. there was no cure or vaccine three years ago when outbreaks in africa killed more than 11,000 people. the vaccine was developed by the u.s.-based drugmaker merck. time reports the opening of the world's first solar road in a french town. now the panels in the half-mile plus stretch are designed to power the town's street lights. it's part of a broader initiative to encourage renewable energy.
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even christmas ornaments have smart technology these days. this u.s. postal service, the u.s. postal service is testing what it calls the most wonderful ornament. it changes color according to different tracking statses. when it's blue, your package is out for delivery. red, the item is delivered. and green as you see right there, your package has been opened! i like that. on the cbs "moneywatch" now. google hopes its new smart watch will be on your future holiday list. and uber's self-driving cars take a detour. hena daniels is at the new york stock exchange with that and more. uber is hoping for better reception to its self-driving cars in california. california banned the cars on wednesday over safety concerns. uber will test the technology in arizona and announce plans to expand the self-driving pilot
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program. the dow jones average nearly hit 20,000 points yesterday but came about 80 points short. overall, the dow yesterday dropped 23 points. the s&p 500 dropped four points. the nasdaq down 24. the united states is suing british bank barclays over its sale of risky mortgaged-backed securities. the justice department filed a plain accusing barclays of dishonest practices. barclays denies the allegations. aircraft manufacturer airbus is considering a future of windowless planes. the design would give airlines more flexibility with what they do with the aircraft. suggestions include sleeper seats, a coffee shop, a gym, or even a kids play zone. for now it's just an idea. airbus said the design would cut down on maintenance costs for their planes. >> i don't know about that! i need to know where i am in the universe and i have to look out a window once in a while.
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. if you look at people walking down the street, it seems everyone is wearing headphones or airbuds but there are dangers lurking behind that steady beat. dr. jon lapook reports. >> reporter: noise is everywhere. but for many young people these days, it's all in their heads. >> i spend time listening to
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loud music. >> reporter: this doctor has studied the impact of headphones on hearing. >> we are seeing pockets of young people who have worse hearing than you would expect. much worse hearing than you'd expect. >> reporter: when it comes to loud sounds, the general rule of thumb is the greater the volume, the shorter the acceptable duration. the top volume on an apple music player is 102 decibels, as loud as a leaf blower. keeping the volume at 70% or 82 decibels is safe for eight hours a day. ♪ >> reporter: 80% volume or 89 decibels is safe for 90 minutes. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> reporter: but crank it all the way up and only 10 minutes is safe! >> how many people listen to personal music players? >> reporter: these fifth graders are learning what it takes to be a good listener. >> do you think you're listening at a safe level.
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>> reporter: the program teaches the physics of sound and how excessive noise damages hearing. >> we like to say that noise ages our ears. >> reporter: audiologist sharon sandridge runs the program for the cleveland clinic. >> it only takes one exposure to excessive sound to cause damage in your ear. >> reporter: flaggers company landrose technology makes a 3d to better blockout background noise. >> worldwide, roughly 1 billion people are at risk for noise induced hearing loss from using portable listening devices. >> reporter: dr. jon lapook, cbs news, new york. dr. jon lapook, i will no longer be pumping up the volume. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," last-minute holiday gift ideas that can improve your health. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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♪ pond lehocky helped put my life back together. ♪ here is another look morning's top story. donald trump is suggesting a dramatic shift in america's stance on nuclear weapons. statements by russian president vladimir putin prompted the president-elect to tweet that the u.s. should expand its nuclear capability. that would reverse a course set by presidents by both parties over four decades. on thursday, the syrian government took full control of aleppo. for months now, a 7-year-old girl in the city offered the world a glimpse at the civil war through social media. she is now in turkey and that is where holly williams caught up with her. >> bona alabed has just lost a front tooth and loves "harry potter" so far so normal for a
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7-year-old except three days ago ago, bana and her family escaped the nightmarish violence at aleppo and before that as they lived under siege, bana and her mother fathameh run a twitter account that turned into a social media sensation. >> we are still alive. >> reporter: with more than 300,000 followers, it showed the devastation of war through a child's eye. what was it like living in aleppo when the bombs were falling? it was really frightening, bana told us. they are killing children and we don't want to die. now in the safety of turkey, bana seaems to be enjoying her celebrity. she is already friends with "harry potter" author j.k. rowling after the british writer
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managed to send some of her books to bana in the war zone. i love "harry potter," she had. he is strong and brave and he kills bad people. what do you want to do when you grow up? you want to be a teacher? >> yes. >> reporter: like your mom? >> yes. >> reporter: as bana and fathameh begged for help on twitter. >> i am sick. >> reporter: syria's president bashar al assad called their internet post a game and propaganda. others then claimed the account was somehow a fake. bana and her mother about show the world what happened in aleppo and made it out alive. though, to the world shame, even a little girl's pleas for help didn't stop the carnage. holly williams, cbs news, ankara, turkey. >> at least shea is safe. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning,"
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new details about the suspension for duke's grayson allen for tripping an opponent. plus the dairy industry spike over the definition of milk, as milk alternatives flood the market. and dana jacobson has the story of a christmas wish in a long lost letter that was answered a century later. that is the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day.
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>> new this morning, flames rip through a pottstown apartment building, this two alarm fire forces people out of their homes overnight. and a giant defeat the eagles snap their easing streak with a win, early christmas present for fans despite the birds being out of the playoff race. good morning, everyone, today is friday, december 23rd, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm jan carabeo. we are getting your friday started right with a check on weather and traffic with katie and justin, it is friday, it is a holiday weekends. >> and you're planning dollars by weather people. >> nice. love it. >> we did not -- >> katie, so excited. >> yes. >> i will be wearing this between 5:30 to 6:30. >> just don't ea

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