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have a ♪ good morning, it is tuesday, january 3rd, 2017. welcome to "cbs this morning." a deadly storm tears through the south with severe flooding and possible tornadoes. at least five people are dead. and more dangerous weather could be on the way. overnight, house republicans vote behind closed doors to strip its ethics watchdog office of its power. we'll look at what's on the agenda when the 115th congress is sworn in today. plus, oprah, as in winfrey is returning to studio 57. she's talking about her new cookbook today. why she said she's made peace with her weight finally. seconds.
♪ >> we got a lot going on, a lot of trees down, some road es wasd out. >> i'm definitely not going out in this one. >> deadly storms slam the south. >> violent storms in the midwest claims five deaths at least. >> more severe weather in alabama, georgia and the florida panhandle. >> the office of congressional ethics was essentially neutered. >> just hours before being sworn in, house republicans voted to gut the house ethics. >> paul ryan and majority leader opposed closing this office. >> police announced influenced raids overnight. >> a nightmare. >> a customs computer outage clogged airports around the country. >> everybody was hot. sweaty, at ac wasn't working. >> two children died from a
pesticide in amarillo, texas. >> this is extremely toxic. >> a bagger handler is okay after getting locked in a hangar. >> the bedroom dresser falls on this ultimate out toddler but his twin brother was there to save him. >> all that -- >> a heist in midtown manhattan, $6 million worth of jewelry swiped. >> the oil championship. a member of the audience tried to make off with his trophy. >> and "all that mattered" -- >> everybody is still talking what about is up with mariah carey on new year's eve. >> she said she was sabotaged. >> which is such a crazy theory, some people feel they might be positioning herself to run for president of the united states. >> on "cbs this morning" -- >> a lot of time. flies over the middle. touchdown! >> the game will go down in rose bowl history. a thriller that went down to the final seconds. >> usc wins it. >> the rose bowl game that we'll
never forget. >> announcer: this morning's yo "eye opener" is presented by toyota. toyota. let's go places. captioning fund back to "cbs this morning." and good morning from all of us. we are very pleased to be back. we look forward to a 2017. >> sort of a peaches and herb reunited we feel so good. but we never broke up. >> yeah. >> we had a great holiday. it's great to see you all and we look forward to the year ahead. we begin with communities in the south expect more severe weather today after deadly storm systems slammed the region. violent weather left a trail of damage flooding across several states. it knocked out powers to tens of thousands of people. >> at least five people were killed in alabama and florida. the national weather service has reports of about a dozen
tornados. the fast-moving system swept across the gulf states. omar villafranca is in oklahoma where four people died. and the damage is widespread. omar, tough morning there. >> reporter: it is. good morning. as you can see, there's some tall trees around me here. some of these trees fell back into this mobile home. you can see the damage in there. just crushed. almost sliced it in half. four people in there were killed. they have been removed. and you can see there are large ruts in the road. it's hard for emergency vehicles to actually get here and render some aid. in the blinding rain and all of the mud, of course. the fast-moving storms moved through. and as they kept on moving through they claims more lives. a fast-moving storm drenched the gulf coast bringing heavy rains, floods and possible tornadoes. four people were killed in rehoboth, alabama, last night when a reported tornado caused a tree to fall on a home.
about 150 miles west of there, flash flooding stranded cars in jackson, am am. >> this is a fine example of why not to be out. >> reporter: boarded up windows at this subway sandwich shop. >> it was like a screeching noise. >> reporter: in another part of the city, strong winds ripped a pair of massive trees from the ground. >> i saw the first hit the second tree. and i knew i was going to see trees in my living room. it hit the house and it shook. >> reporter: the alabama gulf coast zoo had to evacuate animals after it tore the enclosures apart. >> a perimeter span from that, 40 feet taken down. it has disappeared. it's gone away. >> reporter: in mt. olive, mississippi, several homes were toppled, homes were shredded and power lines were snapped.
>> i am definitely not going out in this one. >> reporter: pounding rain in the florida panhandle was cupeled with dangerous light thing, knocking down trees and damaging homes. in walton county, one person drowned. schools here in rehoboth are closed today because people are going to try to clean up the debris and the mess. the storm has moved east but there's still concerns here for possible residual flooding in the region. gayle. >> thank you have. the 115th congress will be sworn in today. from president-elect donald trump takes office will be the first time in a decade that the gop is in charge of congress and the white house. in a surprise move, house republicans made ethics oversight the first piece of business. they voted behind closed-door to put it under control of a republican-led committee. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. she's got details of last
night's controversial vote. >> democrats called the surprise move crippling and said it will make it more difficult for congress to police itself. >> reporter: the measure was proposed by judiciary chairman committeeman bob goodlatte, from a watchdog put in place by democrats in 2008 after the investigation of jack abramoff led to his conviction. democratic leader nancy pelosi leased a statement last night claiming republicans want to drain the swamp. but the amendment that republicans approved tonight will functionally destroy this office. even house speaker paul ryan spoke out against the measure which would rename the office of congressional ethics, the office of congressional complaint review, barring it from investigating anonymous tips. and giving a separate ethics committee run by lawmakers the
power to end any investigation of their colleagues. republicans are also moving ahead with plans to dismantle obamacare. holding votes this week on a bill to make it easier to repeal the entire health care law within the next month or so. >> we're doing what we promised. >> reporter: georgia congressman doug collins. >> what we've seen with obamacare, what sounded good turned out to be a disaster. >> reporter: democrats say the disaster will be if millions of americans lose their new insurance. richard mills is a top democrat. republicans are also looking to quickly roll back other obama initiatives like the dodd-frank reform package. and various labor regulations. collins will produce the reins act today, a bill making it easier to sweep away a bundle of new regulations all at once. >> we're just simply saying you're not going to be able to
do this in the under cover of agencies with people not having the input and knowing what happened. >> 34 senators and the entire house of representatives will be sworn in today. democrats made slight gains in both changes in november's election. but they are still outnumbered, charlie, by a few seats in the senate. and by nearly 50 seats in the house. >> thanks, nancy. republican strategist and cbs news contributor frank luntz is also on capitol hill. frank, good to have you. >> thank you. >> so, tell me what you think republicans are about in terms of reining in the ethics committee? >> what i don't understand is why the first thing they would do would in any way undermine the perception of accountability which is the number one value that american people want to see in congress. they should be talking about health care. they should be talking about taxes. having a discussion that we are right now on ethics is not good for anybody. the reason why they're doing it
is the poison that exists here. the feeling that members of congress can be accused of anything and they don't have due process. >> what does that say about the power of the speaker? >> i don't think this is an issue of paul ryan versus the congress. i think it's an issue of how best to pursue an agenda that the public expects you to pursue and not get sidetracked with issues such as this. >> so you've spoken, frank, with members of both parties. what's the mood on both sides? >> it's questioning. no one knows what to do. on the republican side, are they going to come together and complete the agenda that they ran on? they made an awful lot of promises that they have to deliver. and on the democratic side, the question is whether to fight, compromise, or do some of both. >> turning to democrats, what are they going to could in terms of trying to either approve or stop nominees of the president-elect? >> on the senate side, they're going to have a number of conversations in the last 24
hours. you have about ten democrats that are willing to work with president trump, not just on the nominee, but on other issues. but they're nervous that they're going to be attacked by the base. they're going to be attacked by bernie sanders and his supporters. so if i were add vievising them tell them to pick one or two of these trump nominees to focus on. and don't just simply oppose. because the american people won't appreciate it. when you're elected president, you get to have your cabinet, but if there are one or two people who aren't qualified or capable or have conflicts of interest, hold them accountable. not the entire cabinet of nominees. >> is that likely to be rex tillerson? >> i've heard him. i've heard others. unions want to take on the secretary of labor nominee. environmentalists want to take on the epa nominee. different people want to take on different individuals. in the end, charlie, i predict
that all of them, all of them, will pass. but i think that you're going to see three or four that are going to have avery rough time over the next four to six weeks. >> frank, let's talk about obamacare for a second. the president-elect has promised to repeal obamacare. but data from the "wall street journal" this morning indicates that a lot of people that supported donald trump also depend on obamacare. doesn't that create problems for him? >> the challenge here, and this is the number one issue where the republicans voted for donald trump to repeal it. and independents want parts of it to remain. and the two part that is matter the most are children being able to stay on their parents' plan unless 26. and preexisting conditions. the public wants those two components. so the question is, if you repeal it or, or keep those two, have you done what conservative republicans do by changing the health care law. >> frank, new year, new beard,
is this the new you? >> and for norah, i even wore a very plain boring jacket. >> i don't want boring. i just want matching. >> i love it. thank you. >> great to see you. >> you got it. >> we don't ask for much. frustration for international travelers just about gone this morning. a computer failure forced arriving passengers to wait at u.s. customs for hours last night. the line at miami international airport, look at this, backed up all the way through the terminal. the outage affected at least seven u.s. airports including new york city's jfk international. michelle miller is there now with an update. how's it looking? >> reporter: good morning, things are getting back to normal here at jfk international. officials are still trying to figure out what went wrong. but this we do know, for passengers returning from holiday trips overseas, it was not a good start to the new
year. this was the scene at hard-hit miami international airport monday night. passengers who just spent hours in the air, spent hours more in crowded lines. all because of a computer shutdown which delayed their processing with customs. >> it was insane. it was like a line of 1,000 people or more. it was absolutely zbikable. >> reporter: passenger john phillips posted pictures of the chaos to twitter prompts a response by the miami airport. john, thanks for your patience. customer border protection is air wear of the situation and handles it. but responded, hardly. no information, no regulation, no water. shameful actually. at 10:00 p.m. eastern, miami international tweeted this, system up and running. will take time for passengers to be processed. many airports affected tonight. among those experiencing similar delays were airports in boston,
and new york city. >> it was a nightmare. >> reporter: the cbp says the outage lasts about four hours and they continued to process ewing alternative procedures. it issued a statement. there is no indication the service disruption was malicious in nature. >> this is crazy. >> reporter: but in miami, one passenger says she had no idea what was waiting for her when she landed. >> i would have appreciated if they told us that. we would have at least been prepared. >> there is no indication that this breakdown was any sort of malicious hack. still, customs and border protection insist that it had access to all of its national security databases. and, charlie, all passengers were screened according to its procedures. >> thanks, michelle. the manhunt is ongoing for the suspect who killed 39 people inside an instan bull nightclub
on new year's eve. new cell phone video shows a clear picture of the gunman. he took the video while he walked through istanbul. the suspect has not been named but we're learning about a series of clues he left behind. >> reporter: the image we have of the alleged nightclub attacker comes from this selfie video walks the streets of istanbul. turkish media said it was leaked by investigators. last night, they raided an apartment near the airport. they were led to the area by a taxi driver. this video reportedly shows the shooter getting out of a cab after the attack at the club early sunday morning. the gunman seen here exchanging money in istanbul is still at large. isis said he was avenging turkey's attack in the bloody syria war.
it was where christians, quote, celebrate their pagan holidays. about 600 people were inside the club ringing in the new year. an hour later, the gunman struck the venue, a tourist hot spot. in just seven minutes he killed 39 people before slipping away in the chaos. heavily armed officers evacuated clubgoers some with blood instantaneous on their clothes. one person cried, they're dead. >> these crazy people came in shooting everything. >> reporter: jacob raak was among the nearly 70 injured. he was shot in the leg. police say the gunman acted alone at least 14 people have been detained for questioning. an investigation is under way into a deadly leak of highly poisonous gas in a texas home. four children were killed and six other family members were hospitalized. investigators believe it was in a pesticide in the home early yesterday. mourners gathered outside of the family's home in amarillo. they held candles and left
messages of support. mireya villarreal is at the scene. on how officials say this all happened. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're still being kept about 100 feet from the home as crews will work to decontaminate the area. we now know that the youngest victim was 7 years old. and the oldest, 17. >> there are eight people in the house and one is not waking up. >> reporter: emergency responders rushed to this amarillo house early monday morning, unaware of what they would be walking into. >> they thought they were just responding to a medical call. they found a lot of sick people. they found one child unconscious, unresponsive. they pulled the child out of the house, started doing cpr on the child. rescue efforts were unsuccessful. >> reporter: 7 yearly died at the house and six other family members including the children's
mother and fair were also taken to the hospital. according to the fire department, a family member tried washing a pesticide containing aluminum fossite from underneath the house. when combined with water it produces a highly contagious gas that can cause respiratory failure. >> this is extremely toxic. >> reporter: the fireman said the pesticide was used sunday afternoon and leached into the home overnight. >> the chemical should be for people who have a license. if you're going to apply chemicals in the house. have somebody that's certified to put the chemicals down. >> reporter: the amarillo police department is investigating but right now there's nothing to suggest that this was anything more than a tragic accident. >> a terrible story. startling video drawing new attention to furniture that can be dangerous.
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good morning, i'm did a hell son man, homeowner in the hospital, epp home invasion suspect dead after arm confrontation inside home in frankford. police say two men barge into a home on pratt street, and that the 27 year old homeowner who himself was armed, homeowner was shot twice, and one suspect was shot and killed. the second suspect got away. now, checking the forecast with meteorologist, katie fehlinger. another wet day? >> it is another wet day. actually even weather than yesterday was, if you can believe it, rahel. take a look at the full scene view of storm scan with the steady rain working its way up i-95, some of the rain clearly heavy specially across virginia right now, and that's what's headed our way, so, give it time, but eventually that leading edge every rain will work its way in here. stuck with the soggy afternoon. and midday, it does clear
outcome tomorrow. but then the temperature, gets pulled out from underneath us. stuck in the 30's, for the majority of this seven day, rahel. >> katie, thank you. we want to take you now disable vehicle on i76. westbound, at south street, you can see, that the left lane is block, be mindful that far as you maybe head back to school or work. also, overturned tractor-trailer caring truck engines on the ramp from the westbound pa turnpike, to vale forge. the ramp was closed but now one lane getting by, also real quickly southbound lincoln drive closed near jip can i lane due to accident involving three vehicles. be minds full of that. and next update 7:55, up next on cbs this morning, the trends of marijuana legalization encourage young people to light up? i'm rahel solomon. good
♪ it is an expensive new year for a jeweler right here in manhattan. three thieves broke in and reportedly stole about $6 million worth of gem. when -- new year's eve. they waited until the stroke of midnight to pull off this heist. hundreds of thousands of police were a few blocks away celebrating. look on the floor there. you can see the lights, camera action from times square dancing around. police say the suspects are still on the loose. they believe this robbery was an inside job. you think? >> i know. you get a pretty good look at the guy's face. he looks richt into the camera. >> somebody knows these guys. welcome back to "cbs this morning."
coming up this hour. a toddler's show of strength as a dresser topples on a 2-year-old. i know that's hard to watch. and how they escaped injury and the new warning for parents. and how a state legalizing marijuana, some teenagers downplay the risk. how you could get hooked on pot. time to show you the headlines from around the globe. the "times" of london said a refugee was arrested after an alleged plot. prosecutors say the man contacted a member of isis and asked for $100 million for a bombing attack. the suspect allegedly planned to make vehicles look like police cars and pack them with explosives. he was detained saturday near the german-french border. and the pope is telling
catholics to have zero tolerance for child abuse. he wrote this, let us find the courage to take all the necessary measures to protect in every way the lives of our children, so that such crimes may never be repeated. letted you adhere clearly and faithfulfully to zero tolerance. cleveland's the plains dealer says 150 pieces of debris have been recovered from lake erie. the debris may be from the missing cessna that took off. officials confirm that a bag washed ashore belonged to a missing passenger. "the new york times" says space skchlx is ready to launch rockets again. a $200 million satellite was on board. the company now says a breach on the helium container caused the
september explosion. spacex is revamping its fuel procedures. the company could have its next rocket launch as soon as sunday. our charlotte affiliate wbtv said united airlines is investigating how a baggage 457b8er got locked in a cargo hold before the plane took off. it was operated by mesa airlines. united states said the handler was not hurt. the flight reached an altitude of 27,000 feet. now, it's not clear if the cargo hold was pressurized for temperature control. you can imagine -- >> how cold it could get. >> i know, i'd be banging on the door. >> what happened -- oops. and the hollywood reporter says that famous hollywood sign will get new security after a prankster changed the sign to read hollyweed over the weekend. a group that made the landmark says it will use visual technology to try surveillance
and keep trespassers away. they took duct tape and x'd out the es. two toddlers in utah were not hurt when the dresser they were climbing tipped over on them. one of the little boys was trapped until his brother, look at this. managed to push the dresser off of him. anna werner is here with reaction from the twins' mother. good morning. >> it's hard to watch. the video captured on the family's security system is startling. they say they released it to warn parents this could happen to them. it's also the latest in a string of incidents involve furniture retailer ikea. >> reporter: the video from last thursday morning shows the 2-year-old twin brothers brody and brock as they played on their dresser. then the unthinkable happened. the unsecured more than 100-pound ikea prefer tipped
over pinning brock under his weight. >> i need to help my brother. somehow he pushed it off. it is a very heavy dresser. >> reporter: after nearly two long and sometimes painful to watch minutes 2-year-old brody figured out how to nudge the dresser off his brother. >> my heart sank. i didn't know what to do. i felt like the worst mom. >> reporter: their home kaley schultz said the boys escaped injury. >> it's just not something that you think about to deal with a dresser or safety as far as children. it's just putting off and putting off and it never gets done. >> the safety of our customers is the most important thing. that's why we're taking this unprecedented action. >> reporter: this latest incident involving an ikea product comes after the retailer recalled at least 29 million dressers of chests at risk of tipping over in june of 2016. after the deaths of three
children since 2014. >> the deaths should have never happen to any family. >> reporter: just last month, ikea settled three wrongful death claims out of court for $50 million. in a statement, the consumer product safety commission said it's investigating the incident. adding that it is actively working with the entire industry to create a strong safety standard that will make furniture more inherently stainless. >> now, the dresser that tipped over on the toddlers which kaley schultz told us was an eight-drawer henley. in the book that comes with the dresser, they do tell consumers that the dresser product needs to be secured to the wall with anchor which is a lot of people do not do. we reached out to ikea for comment. we have not heard back yet. >> but that can happen with any dresser if they pull out the drawers if it's not bolted.
>> and this wasn't one of the tallest dressers ever sold. it's interesting about that video, you watch the toddler, as he's clearly distressed, trying to process what to do. >> yeah. you know his brother is in pain. >> the mother, it was very early in the morning. it was the time of day the kids had been waking up and they hadn't heard any noise out of them yet. >> she might have thought it was a bad moment for her, but she saves a lot of lives with that. >> smart kid. more states are making marijuana legal. and research finds that teenagers tonight feel it's bad for you. is there a connection? ahead, we hear both sides of the debate. and we invite you -- guess what. new year, we still got the invitation going to subscribe to our podcast. you'll get the news of the day and more favorites, podcast originals. originals, we like that word around here. find them all on itunes and
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♪ teenagers' attitudes about marijuana, they are changing at the same time more states are making the drug legal. a new study in the journal of medical association finds some teens find the drug has lower risks than in the past. recreational use is now allowed in eight states and washington, d.c. medical use is legal in 28 states and d.c. one study predicts the legal market generates $22 billion, with a "b," a year by 2020. john blackstone is in san francisco, where voters legalized recreational pot last year. john, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, we're here at spark, a medical marijuana expense saer. despite legalization in california this is the only place where you can legally buy marijuana in the state. the state develops rules for the
retail stale of recreational marijuana for anyone over the age of 21. but a new instead says for adult may be impacting the way some teenagers view the risks. delay and his mother now agree that teenage use can be dangerous but when clay was 14, he didn't see the risk. >> my son is an addict and he -- >> formerly an addict. >> he is in recovery for over five years. >> you were a young teenager when you started using marijuana? >> uh-huh. >> what attracted you? >> the taboo idea, your parents are not going to support you as a 14-year-old smoking marijuana. it's kind of the danger. >> he started using just very casually. and then it started being more of a daily habit. and that was quite alarming. he was really spaced out and zoned out all the time. >> reporter: clay started using
ecstasy, prescription drugs and alcohol. >> you put your family through some tough times. >> absolutely. absolutely. fortunately for me, i was one of the lucky ones. for a lot of my friends it didn't end up that way. i had a few die. a few overdose. >> reporter: today, he helps educate young people about the dangers of drugs. >> we know that early initiation of marijuana use, initiation in adolescence is an initiation for a greater against of marijuana later in life. >> reporter: co-author of a new study of marijuana used by teenagers in washington and colorado, two states that legalized recreational use for adults in 2012. >> we found that very different things in colorado and washingtoning. >> reporter: in washington state, she found that since 2012, marijuana use among eighth graders has increased by 2%. and among 10th graders by 4.1%. and the perceived harmfulness of
pot has declined by 18% by eighth and tenth graders. but in colorado, participation found in impact on young people. ethan nato promotes legalization. >> for many year, people promotes it's a good bad to legalize marijuana. the latest proof is that is simply not the case. >> reporter: conflicts results in washington and colorado pointed the need for the study of the impact on teenagers. >> we do know that long term use is associated with more problems bike mental health problems, economic problems, financial difficulties, job loss. so, that's what we really want to prevent. >> reporter: sylvia hurst worries that legalization in california will lead more teenagers down the road clay once followed. >> effects of it are not always
understood by youth. >> reporter: it could be at least another year before sellers here in california receive permits for the retail sale of marijuana. in massachusetts, another state that voted in november to legal ice recreational use, lawmakers have decided to delay retail sales for another six months until mid-2018. while they develop rules to safely and effectively oversee those sales. some tourist at volcano park had an excitement too close. and opr
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>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news". good morning, i'm jim donovan, authorities hope you can help them track down two serial bank robbers, these images caught on camera inside td bank in port richmond, police say the two men also robbed two other banks in philadelphia last month, and one in upper darby. if you recognize the suspect, call police right away. let's sends right over to katie for a look at today's wetter. >> not ideal, tracking swat of pretty soaking rain rolling its way in from up and down i95. it will be working its way in here, over the next, say, hour or so. if it hasn't already reached you. delaware, even portions of delco, chester county beginning to see the rain, but it is really just with us for the rest of the day here. it will begin to taper later tonight, and then back into some quiet weather for
tomorrow. by thursday, arctic air returns, and the majority of this seven day features highs at best in the 30's, jim? >> thank you, katie. here's live look outside i59 near cottman avenue where there are heavy delays, some foggy conditions, now, there was an accident on route 73 southbound past the talcony palmyra bridge blocking one lane that's been cleared, traffic still very slow in the area. and on the bridge. so you may want to use betsy ross as alternative. overturned tractor-trailer caring truck engines onramp on i76 the pa turnpike, ramp closed now one lane getting by. our next update is at 8: 25. coming up on cbs this morning, oprah winfrey sits down with charlie, and gale, make it a grea
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♪ i love it. it's tuesday, january 3rd, 2017. happy new year. welcome back to "cbs this morning." there's more real news ahead, including oprah in studio 57. only only one of her. with the obamas after eight years in the white house. and her had you cookbook. but first here's today's "eye opener" at 8:00. >> the fast moving storms moved through as they kept on moving through they claimed new lives. >> some say they were unfairly targeted with the ethics committee. >> i don't understand why the first thing they would do is in
any way undermine the capability. >> officials are trying to figure out what went wrong. this we do know as passengers were recovering from holiday overseas it was not a good start to the new year. >> crews are working to decontaminate the area. the amarillo police department has nothing to suggest this was anything more than an accident. >> three thieves reportedly broke in and stole about $6 million worth of jewels. >> it's hard to watch. the video captured from the family's security system is startling. they say they released to warn parents this could happen to them. >> frank, new year, new beard? is this the new you? >> and for norah, i even wore a very plain, boring jacket. i'm trying, guys. >> i don't want boring. i just want matching. ♪ i'm charlie rose with gayle king and norah o'donnell. the south is bracing for new
severe weather this morning, after deadly and destructive systems swept across the region. the storm yesterday damaged homes and triggered flooding. tens of thousands of people lost power. the national weather service says about a dozen tornadoes were reported. >> one apparent tornado slammed a tree into a home in alabama. killing four people inside there. the wind toppled in mississippi. the storm shredded homes and snapped power lines. pounding rain in florida with dangerous light thing there. and one person in the florida panhandle drowned rightouts of his home. the new congress convened for the first time today. and surprise order of business was a surprise rule change last night. house republicans voted in a closed-door meeting to move the office of ethics under the house ethics committee. is it would give more control over the independent body that
investigates their behavior. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. help us understand this. they are essentially curtailing the power of this independent ethics committee. what does that mean? >> what it means, norah, is that she felt that essentially this watchdog had too much power. and that some lawmakers were being targeted unfairly. they also said that there was some duplication going on where you had this independent office set up to police members. but then you had the office of ethics, that had been created decades ago. a committee comprised of lawmakers, and they felt that there was some confusion there. democrats, however, said hey, whatever happened to draining the swamp? we created this independent watchdog a decade ago for a reason, because there was some corruption scandals, and we felt that lawmakers couldn't always investigate themselves. and even the house speaker, paul ryan and the majority leader kevin mccarthy felt that there were better ways to reform this
independent office than putting it under the jurisdiction of the very lawmakers that it's designed to police. but bob goodlatte, who is the chair of house judiciary committee who made this proposal said that it is a good idea. he stood by the proposal. and said that it's going to make things clearer for everyone. the amendment, he said, builds upon and strengthens the existing office of congressional ethics by maintaining its primary area of focus of accepting and reviewing complaints from the office. >> nancy, high priority for president-elect trump and also the republican congress is the repeal of obamacare. where does that stand in terms of likelihood? >> it's a very high likelihood. first of all, because it's a very high priority for republicans who have tried to do this literally dozens of times before. but obviously, there was a democrat in the white house at that time. so he always vetoed those moves. but this time there will be a republican in the white house. so, this week, we will see both
the house and senate move to pass a bill that essentially speeds up the repeal process. so they can go ahead and fully repeal obamacare within the next 30 to 45 days. there will be some kind of grace period that they'll try to put in there, charlie, for people who do get their health insurance through obamacare. but democrats warn as soon as they try to repeal this bill that the insurance companies will start running for the hills. and that the full thing will fall apart leaving people without insurance. and republicans have nothing plan to replace it. >> thaens, thank you very much. president-elect donald trump is using twitter again to shape his foreign policy message. north korea suggested on sunday it would conduct a test launch of enter continental ballistic missiles. president-elect trump tweeted north korea just stated that it's in the final stages of developing a nuclear weapon dpablg of reaching parts of the u.s.
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cookbook? >> yes, we do, charlie. let me tell you why. >> it's about food, health and happiness. >> yes. it's about food, health and happiness. >> i can read. >> also, everybody coming to my house this past house, including gayle, said i thought were you on weight watchers. why are you serving tacos? >> i never said that because i know you're on weight watchers. >> other people had said it. >> like you came to the house. >> thank you, charlie. i need a translator. you say this oprah, it's not about diet, shaming, deprivation and guilting yourself? >> yes, everybody knows, i think, people particularly who watched the show with me all those years have seen my struggles. i've had some struggles. >> a yo-yo. >> more than a yo-yo. at one point, i had a big thyroid issue and fixed that and everything. but i was at my lowest point
with food because i'd hurt my ankle in maui. i'd used that as an excuse not to work out. actually, i couldn't work out. weight watchers called me. which i think is the funny point. >> did it bother you that they called you? >> they said, you need help, girl. >> this is before the investment or after the investment? >> before. >> before. they called me. and so i said -- >> but oprah, what was your reaction when you called? >> i said, i must be worse than i think. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> it must be really bad. let us help you. so, i only invested because i believe if you're going to do anything, go all the way. so, since, you know, the owning of my show, i learned that lesson. >> i'm with you on that. >> be in it. go all the way. own it. >> own it. >> what have you learned? what have you learned in the past couple years that you didn't know before? >> what i learned, my struggle, norah, all this time has been
trying to find a balance, i've done every balance. i've done the most hard thing to the point -- >> the cabbage soup diet. >> where people say give this girl a piece of bread, please. >> yes. >> we're in the car one day. everybody in the car had been on a no-carb diet. finally somebody said, we need to pull over and get a cracker. and we did. so, what i've learned is that this program actually helped me to become more conscious. so weight watchers isn't a diet. it's a support system. it's a community. so you join it -- i know i will be doing this for the rest of my life. because it's about sustaining the weight loss and being able to live a life that vibrant. i actually feel healthier, more alive than i've ever been. >> than you've ever been? >> than i've ever been. charlie -- it's always been i'm on a diet, then i'm off a diet.
this, i'm on forever. i lost 42.5 pounds. >> wow. >> wow. >> but i wanted to be able to say today, i was trying to get to 50 so i could say 50 pounds! >> because you like round numbers. >> because i like round numbers. but it didn't happen. i think if i use 10 more, 20 more, fine, i'm okay with it. i've finally gotten control. >> this is what i learned in the book. i thought i knew everything about your life. there was something that you said, oprah, that you stood in the mirror naked. i didn't know you had done this. you stood in the mirror naked and you looked at your body. >> i was by myself. i wasn't doing it for display. >> and we do have video. [ laughter ] >> you know, gayle, with cameras. >> i never liked to do that. you said you looked at it. >> i stand in the mirror and --
>> i'm just talking about you that wrote about it in the book. and i like it. i liked it. >> what i saw was -- >> instead of looking at flaws. >> i started to see my body, my body, my heart, had done this for soon it will be 63 years. i started -- i started looking at myself from head to toe and appreciating what i've done. i can't run as fast as i used to. but appreciating my body for what it is. operating from the place of being graceful for what you have. moving out into the world becoming more conscious of what you're eating. balancing that. food which i love. we love food. balancing that with health has made me a healthier person. >> you look great, too. i love the way your hair is. the glasses frame your face. >> thank you. >> they really do. >> thank you. >> i'd like to lose 15 or 20 pounds. >> really?
why? >> i would. i'd like to be meaner and leaner. >> you look great. >> i have a signup card for you. >> he can load the app right on your phone. >> what i'm doing especially is work out more and reducing the amount. not doing any kind of diet. >> that's right. you're not sacrificing what you love, right? >> right. >> the reason you come to weight watchers is because you love the community. i think being able to connect with people and being able to share your stories. hear their stories. you feel like you are supported by an entire community. i encourage you to join today. >> but now that -- oprah -- >> will you sponsor me? >> i'll so sponsor you. >> do you feel pressure. i only ask this, when i on vacation recently. on st. bart -- >> st. bart -- >> charlie was in st. bart, too. >> i was in bed by 9:37.
>> i watched the ball drop in new york. and went, okay, did that. on vacation, i was eating -- >> sometimes -- >> i'm trying to stay -- >> okay. >> -- somebody said to me, oprah would not approve. >> what were you eating? what were you eating? >> it was very good. >> what was it, come on, tell us. >> well, i had a couple of things. i had a couple of things. involved a lost of cheese, a big truffle pizza. >> did you enjoy it? >> i enjoyed it very much with extra cheese. >> the point i'm trying to make when people say oprah would not approve. i said, actually she would, count the points, you get to decide. >> i have not deprived myself of one single thing in this past year. and that's really why i did this. >> i've not deprived myself of one single thing. >> charlie rose can say that, too. >> i haven't either.
>> that's good. >> you count your points. you go over those points. you have a truffle pizza. the next day, you eat more vegetables. >> can i ask you. high protein, low calorie? >> now, we're moving on. here we are. >> so, your interview with mrs. obama. it was her final interview. >> final interview. >> as first lady. you've interviewed her over the years. how was this one different? how did you find her? >> i felt that -- first of all, i felt that there was a sense of -- i won't say relief. but i felt that there was a sense of you are now moving on. a sense of transitioning. i mean, the fact that she really was packing up to leave, at least telling other people what to pack up. there is a sort of resolve that comes with that. i felt that that special that we
did on cbs was a force at letting people see the work she's done in the past eight years. and her work with girls. and her work with changing the way you think about food for young obese children. and i was very impressed with her. >> did she seem different to you? you've known her a long time. the first interview in oprah magazine. >> i think she felt more willing to speak her mind. >> so, what is she going to do now? >> i think she can do whatever she wants. >> that's true, too. what are her preferences? >> you know what i think, especially when i saw that speech in new hampshire. i told her actually, i go, your speaking fees just went up. she'll be speaking around the world and would be a powerful force for that. i think. >> is there one passion -- >> i think her passion -- >> same way that he has a passion for -- >> she has a passion for girls,
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are still bonding. >> there's new finger (police hope someone recognizes there is marine pick-up truck, new years morning, about 9:30, this happened on tennis avenue near shave road. victim seriously hurt. police say the chevy pick is up missing a passenger side mirror, has damn to its passenger side door. now, a check on the forecast with katie fehlinger. still looks wet out there. could be really cold later this week. >> yes it, will eventually with time, rahel, for now at least we can report it is too warm at the ground level, for anything but plane rain. we had some freezing issues yesterday. you don't have to worry about that today. but this is rain that's over spreading the entire area radar right now. moving in, a little ahead of schedule, but regardless, we new that the rain was on the way, and now we have to deal with it, 41 degrees at the
area port, 37 in allentown at the movement. still right around the freezing mark at mount pocono, but the temperature should climb enough by the time the time the rain reaches the area it won't be a freezing concern, we'll let you know, meantime, we hit the low mid 50's today and tomorrow, tomorrow, thankfully, looking markedly improved. but, don't get too used to the temperatures in the 50's, clearly the rest of the forecast, a lot colder, and we even stands to see light dusting of snow, on friday. rahel? >> all right, katie, thank you that rain causing some slow go for drivers out there, take a look, i76 at south street, where there is some heavy fog, also some rain causing relatively slow commute. n minds full of that. we want to tell but an accident on 495 south, past 12th street, exit three. wilmington, delaware. two lanes block, and there also is construction on i495 north addict it one blocking two lanes, elsewhere delaware, reports of accident, on route one south past i-95. no word on what's blocked in that area, but we will keep you to up date. next update at 8:55, ahead on
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♪ can't get any better than that. paul mccartney jumping up on stage during a new year eve's party in st. bart. they were the host of the amazing party. mccartney joined the band to sing the beatles "helter-skelter" then he went right back to the party. that was a moment. >> so how was it? >> i was there in the fourth row, i have to say. number one, nobody knew she was going to do it. i'm sure paul knew he was going to do it. it's great, anytime paul mccartney jumps up on stage, it always adds to the party,
wouldn't you agree? >> i agree. >> it was a nice new year's eve. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> way you guys hang, it's unbelievable. >> lifestyles. coming up in this half hour -- then you come back here. i still like coming back here. no matter where you go, norah. you feel this, too. >> she was down in florida. >> you had a great vacation. no matter where you go it's always nice to come home. >> she likes to party, too. >> yes, she does. taking care of your dna could help you live a healthier life. author elizabeth blackwell and elissa epel are in the toyota green room. plus, mascots are more than a laughing matter in japan. how the characters are roughly a billion yar industry. time for headlines. "the wall street journal" looks for so-called start roads that communicate with self-driving cars. a handful of states have driven
technology into highways. the roads can tell self-driving cars to slow down ahead, bad weather and to reduce accidents. transit officials say smart roads can save money because trips will be faster saving fuel. estimates are it will cost billions of dollars to wire the nation's roads. >> variety says actress billie lourd is acknowledges the outpouring she received. she wrote this, your love and support means the world to me. the two movie legends died last week a day a part. >> the "washington post" says gyms across the country are preparing for an influx of newbies. a new year brings new people to the gym resolving to get in shape. the largest percentage of gym memberships are purchased in january. some gyms have extra classes to accommodate the surge in attendance. duke basketball coach mike
sh krzyzewski is taking a leave of absence. coach k. will have back surgery to relieve a herniated disk. duke is 12-2 this season. he turns 70 next month. and all of us here wish him a speedy recovery. >> we certainly do. the new york post said the back and forth between my ria carrie and dick clark productions is escalating after her botched performance. >> happy new year. we can't hear but -- >> sources say that production staffers wondered why yeah carey couldn't just wing it if the earpiece wasn't working. there was no apology and they feel the performance sabotaged the ratings. >> i felt it was hard to watch because you could tell she was trying to get her earpiece in.
it's hard to wing it because she can't hear. she couldn't wing it because she couldn't hear. >> you're sympathetic to her. >> i was. i was. everybody knows mariah carey can sing. many americans have made a new year's resolution to improve their health. part of your dna may help you reach that goal. it's called the telomere effect, a revolutionary approach to living healthier and longer. it can help reduce chronic disease and improve well-being all the way down to ourselves and all the way to our lives. nobel prize winning neurologist elizabeth black well and elissa epel. let's start with you, you got the nobel prize in 2009 for your work on telomeres. first, what are they? >> well, they have little caps
on the end and they protect it from fraying away. then you've got your body and all of your cells yourself genetic material, your dna. telomeres are like tips of shoe laces. and your cells care that your telomeres are long enough to protect it. >> it makes sense. the commands issued by your genetic code, your telomeres get the instructions from you. that's the point of this book. you can change your life, prolong your life by what message you send to your telomeres. >> what do we tell them and how do we do it? >> well, we tell them what your mother has told you. you know, eat well. sleep well. exercise. have a good frame of mind. and that's a really important part of it. it's in our control. that's what's so exciting. >> how does this work?
if you have that kind of emotional connection, it sends a signal to your brain and the brain sends a signal? >> basically, throughout your body. it goes coursing through your body. conversely, when things are going well, sentence the signals are sent. >> a lot of this is what we already know. i've had a lot of moments. eat well, exercise, get enough sleep. this is all stuff we already know. but you want to take it one step farther. tell us why. >> well, we didn't know why this is true. this gives us a lot of really fundamental research about why it's true. we didn't know why exercise and diet mattered. now we know. >> what specific choices can we make? >> so, it turns out when -- there are events that we all react differently. we know about stress. why could people have big stress reactions and they don't recover for a long time. it turns out that spirals of thinking are actually making us
more vulnerable tour big stress reactions. >> 65,000 thoughts a day? >> right. >> 65,000 thoughts a day we process. >> right. we look inside. we actually see that some of these spots are things like not wanting -- your mind is wandering. not being where you are. so you're not engaged. you're not connecting. we might be having catastrophic thoughts about things might happen. if we actually become aware of our thoughts, we can laugh at them and take away our power to stress at ourselves. pessimism, vulnerability to these spots. >> so the short are related to these styles. >> how does that come about? i'm doing everything you say, i'm sending good thoughts exercising, taking care of myself. is there anything else i can do? >> well, we can always look at things and say, let's look at the world around us.
but the world around us is incorrectly important on its influence on our telomeres. that was one of the shocking things in research. >> there are drugs you can take or anything like that? >> no, nothing. >> being worked on but -- >> well, what we talk about in the book are things you can do right away which you don't have to rely on anybody else to do. they cost nothing. they're very cheap. >> you can find how long your telomeres are. >> one of you chose and one of you chose not to. >> i chose to just because it was in the research study. it doesn't matter. i would do exactly the same thing long or short. >> elissa, you chose not to, why? >> i'd rather not know because i'm already trying to would the best i can do every day. every day we put wear and tear on our telomeres. something every day that is mind/body. it turns out different types of
medications, these appear to strength our telomeres. so, we're got to think about what are we doing for ourselves. it can be limits a day. it's not just about our own self and health behaviors. it's actually about our social environment. on the face, it's really a de. >> eric condyle did a series of shows saying one of the most exciting bookings to emerge in health. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> great to be here. >> that nobel prize is working for you. congratulations. thank you both for joining us. >> thank you. ahead, adriana diaz checks out japan's character culture. >> if you think mascots are just for sports or kids, think again. they're an obsession here in japan. it's not just because they're so
beyonce's "single ladies." sports events they were on full display during yesterday's bowl game. they will do just about anything to rile up a crowd. even joke around with the players. but in japan, mascots have taken on a life of their own. by one estimate, character business generates nearly $16 billion a year. adriana diaz takes a look at the japanese mascot craze. ♪ >> reporter: they're kookey, cuddly and for some a little creepy. in japan, mascots aren't warmup acts, they're the main event. it's been dubbed the capital of cute. at the world character center outside of tokyo, you can see why. you can love mascots just like people, one woman told us. everything about them is cute.
cuteness or -- in japanese dominates pop culture. that's why from young to old, the japanese are smitten. but don't be fooled mascots are master salesman. danny choo, son of shoe maker jimmy choo makes a lot off the mascot. mascots are an essentially marketing tool here. >> whether it's a brand name or customers, folks who like a particular character, they will go and buy those goods. >> reporter: the government alone has thousands of them. tokyo police, the ball-shaped with waste management. and promotes a prison, of all things, not wanting to be left out, this is tom, the u.s.
embassy mascot. but for ever e-lister, some hit it big and cash in. the feisty pair earns millions a year through merchandising. it even has a single. and this has appeared in u.s. tv ads for 7-eleven and target. but when it comes to celebrity, kumamon is king. has over 500,000 twitter followers and generates billions through tourism and bear-related products. so how does one become a mascot? you guessed it, there's a school for that. the owner is a mascot veteran. it's common knowledge that when you want to draw crowds, use a mascot, she said. so lots of companies are creates their own to boost their
profile. she teaches exaggerated moves that will work under heavy suits. and the non-negotiable code, never break character and admit there's a human side. that's why we weren't allowed to see them suiting up. but we saw the before and after. 51-year-old shinzi gave up computer programming. i'm just a regular guy he says but in costume, i can be somebody else. if you can make the mascot move like it's alive then there's no deception, but that requires proper technique. hard work that generates billions. but the currency of smiles and hugs may have no match. for "cbs this morning," adriana diaz, hanu, japan. >> see how that works over there. >> yeah.
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