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for others check back with us a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'll elainei'm elan quijano. the democrats debate who would best defend the nation. as our new poll brings good news for cruz and clinton in iowa, trump and sanders in new hampshire. a bomb scare diverts an air france flight. officials call it a hoax but -- does it expose a real threat to airline security? >> the concerning part is the household timer. what does that look like? how big of a timer is it? an olympic skier saved from serious injury by an air bag on his chest. and changing breakfast tastes. why cereal is slumping. >> this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm elaine quijano.
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put their focus on national security last night. their third debate was a polite face-off but they still took plenty of shots at each other and republican front-runner donald trump. attacks of his own. here's julianna goldman. >> thank you, good night, and may the force be with you. >> reporter: feeling the force behind her, a confident hillary clinton deflected attacks from bernie sanders and martin o'mally while setting her sights on the republicans, especially donald trump. >> he is becoming isis' best recruiter. they are going to people, showing videos of donald trump insulting islam and muslims -- >> reporter: sunday the gop front-runner says those claims are unsubstantiated. like crazy. about everything. >> reporter: instead of personal insults democrats last night focused on policy disputes. >> our differences are fairly
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>> reporter: most of the debate covered national security. sanders once again hit clinton on her 2003 vote to authorize the iraq war. >> secretary clinton is too much into regime change and a little bit too aggressive -- >> senator, you voted for regime change with respect to libya. >> reporter: and on the economy. >> should corporate america love hillary clinton? >> everybody should. and wall street is going to like me even less. >> reporter: o'mally, who's trailing in the polls, attacked his opponents from gun control. >> it's because of the flip-flopping political approach of washington that both my two colleagues on this stage have represented there for the last >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa -- >> we need common sense -- >> calm down a little bit -- >> reporter: with an apology, sanders and clinton did calm a tense dispute over a data breach. after sanders staffers accessed clinton campaign voter files.
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because i don't think the american people are all this interested in this. >> reporter: the sanders campaign has suspended two more employees who accessed that clinton campaign data. that's on top of the staffer fired last week. elaine, clinton said saturday night if elected bill clinton would be a key economic adviser but she'd probably still pick out the flowers and china for state dinners. >> julianna goldman in washington for us, thank you. hillary clinton has a solid lead in the latest cbs news battleground tracker. she's ahead in iowa and south carolina. while bernie sanders has a lead in new hampshire. among republicans, donald trump is on top overall. but not in iowa. jamie yukis has the numbers. >> reporter: texas senator ted cruz is now solidly ahead of donald trump in iowa with 40% of likely caucus voters. pulling from ben carson's earlier evangelical base. a state in which 1 in 5 say
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matter most. iowa and new hampshire, 60% of republicans say terrorism and security are the biggest concerns. pulling ahead of the economy. today republican presidential candidate donald trump called into the sunday talk shows where he once again proclaimed his support for a ban on muslims entering the united states. >> the problem is a very serious problem. you have a radicalization of people, they happen to be islamic. >> reporter: candidates marco rubio and jeb bush both appeared on cbs' "face the nation" this morning and addressed the controversial comments. >> came up with something people would respond to it and headlines. >> you can't do it by banning muslims into our country, it's just ridiculous. but look, people are scared. when they hear someone that advocates a big position, i can see why people would be -- that doesn't mean it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: the criticism about
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dent in his numbers. almost three-quarters of republican voters in new hampshire and iowa are glad someone says them. they need to be discussed. there are just six weeks to the start of the republican primaries and elaine, even though cruz is ahead in iowa, many say it's anybody's race there. >> jamie, thank you so much. a bomb scare forced an air france flight to make an emergency landing today. the flight from the indian ocean island of mauritius to paris stopped in kenya when a passenger reported a suspicious device. officials are calling it a hoax. but as chris van cleave reports it raises very real security concerns. >> reporter: the fake device looked real enough to prompt the crew of this air france boeing 777 to make an emergency landing in mombasa, kenya, and evacuate the passenger and crew using emergency exit slides. >> technical problem, you know. now they say they found the
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so -- very tired, very difficult. >> reporter: benoit also on board -- >> the plane went down slowly, slowly. we realized probably something was wrong. >> reporter: air france's ceo said a passenger spotted the fake bomb and reported it to the crew of flight 463, adding the device was made of cardboard, paper, and had a timer. it was hidden in a bathroom cabinet. kenyan police reportedly questioned a number of passengers, including the person who reported the device. the airline says at least three other air france flights have received bomb threats since the november 13th attacks in paris. >> the concerning part for me is the household timer. how big of a timer is it? what's its purpose? was the carrier stopped at security and questioned about it? >> reporter: ron hosko, former assistant director of the fbi. >> what type of person does this? someone who is testing, poking at the bounds of airline
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and a whole array of fools and clowns and criminals who like to see what the response is. >> reporter: security experts say there's concern about the level and quality of security at airports that do not directly serve the united states because they're not subject to tsa regulations. the worry is someone getting a device past that security and eventually connecting to a flight bound for the u.s. elaine, mauritius airport is tightening security. >> chris van cleave from
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will be right back. outrage spilled into the streets in new delhi, india, over the release of a man who participated in a notorious gang rape on a bus. he had completed a three-year sentence. demonstrators included the parents of the woman who was attacked. she later died of internal injuries. those dreaming of a white christmas are in for some disappointment unless you're in the pacific northwest. eric fisher is chief meteorologist at wbz. eric, what's ahead for that part of the country? >> elaine, several more storms lined up yet again. a parade of storms moving into the pacific northwest continues. one right now, one behind it for monday and tuesday, another weaker system into thursday. this means a lot of rain for lowlands.
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ten wettest decembers on record list. plenty of snow when it gets to elevation, 1 to 3 feet of snowfall from the cascades, intermountain west, sierra the next few days. a white christmas. the west is where you want to be. it is essentially a lock. in the east a 0% chance. and this is the reason why. a big surge of warmth moving eastbound. really culminating on christmas eve. what is warmth in late december? 60s, 70s, 80s on the eastern sea board. boston near 70, new york over 70, d.c. nearing 80. elaine, dozens of records are expected to be set this week. >> incredible. eric fisher, thank you so much. at least two people are dead including a child after an avalanche in norway. it happened in svalvard, one of the northernmost settlements in the world. at least nine others were injured and several houses were lifted off their foundations. rescue operations took place in darkness.
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november to february. there was a serious crash at the world cup of downhill ski racing. but as it turned out it could have been much worse if not for some brand-new safety equipment sewn into a layer of the skier's clothes. contessa brewer reports. >> whoa, whoa, whoa! >> reporter: austrian olympic champ mathias mayer came racing down the italian mountain, flipped, flew, finally crashed hard. the crowd held its collective breath as the skier struggled to get his. and he did. in part because he was wearing a radical new vest with air bags. it's the first time they've ever deployed in a world cup race. >> it's not as big as an air bag in your car. >> reporter: canadian olympic medalist yann hudek helped test the wearable air bag. >> it's obviously a little bulkier and bigger than what we'd normally wear. that being said, it's easy to maneuver in it. >> reporter: when a skier
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sensors in the vest distinguish between an intentional jump and off-balance close calls, or imminent fall. the international ski federation recorded 726 injuries over the last eight seasons of alpine competition. nearly 20% of those involved the head, neck, and shoulders. it only recently approved the air bag vest by italian maker dianese. professional skiers aren't convinced, worried more about speed than safety. >> it's tough to implement a new thing, even if it is for safety in a sport where hundredths of a second are on the line. >> reporter: yann and his canadian teammates as well as a few austrians are early adopters. >> you've got the switch for on/off -- >> reporter: so are other sports, motorcycle racers and horse riders. north face makes them for
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avalanche. mayer's fall landed him in a helicopter, then in the hospital, and surely grateful for an air bag that ski officials are certain saved him from more serious injury. the austrian ski team says mayer broke a vertebra and will be out of competition for a month. so far the ski federation's refused to make the new safety vests mandatory. but mayer's fall may turn skeptics into believers. >> contessa brewer, thank you. more americans are changing how they start their day. general mills just announced a 6% drop in second-quarter cereal sales, the latest soggy report for an industry that's seen an estimated 30% slide over the past 15 years. here to explain this is cbs news business analyst jill schlessinger. jill, what is going on here? what's behind these numbers? >> we're eating 20 tons less cereal than we did just 10 years ago. a lot of it has to do with diet. we see the advent of low-carb,
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diets, and they look at cereal and say, too many carbs. we see parents really waking up to this idea of gluten and sugar in cereal, they don't want their kids to eat that. on top of that, greek yogurt, high in protein, low in carbs, stealing the show. put it together, diving sales. >> how are the big players responding? >> what's interesting is they're trying to figure out how to rebrand themselves, reintroduce. so we had general mills and kellogg's saying, we have better for you products or relabeling something. in one case a gm saying, we're going to remove all artificial flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup comes out, by 2017, they make a gluten-free cheerios. kellogg's launches all these new go to put something in your cup in your car. >> how are they trying to lure millennials? >> a social media campaign aimed at this group. the hash tag on twitter is #stirupbreakfast. they're asking young foodies and
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despite its name, iceland is one of the greenest countries on earth when it comes to energy production. one thing it does not have, though, is windmills but that could change. >> reporter: iceland is known for its geothermal power which pulls energy from hot water reserves underground. it's so clean, hundreds of thousands of people each year bathe in the island's thermal baths. iceland runs on 100% renewable energy from hydropower to geothermal plants. like the one behind me. for as windy as this country is, wind power surprisingly hasn't been tapped into. but inside a former coal plant, work is under way on a new renewable energy concept. >> it's really simple.
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simple works. the more simple the system is, the longer it lasts. >> reporter: simplicity as the inventor sethor askerson explains is the key to wind power here. iceland is so windy, traditional turbines can spin out of control. anderson has developed a unique turbine called the cw-1000 and the science behind it lies in the precisely engineered blades. >> so this is obviously basically -- it spins on a vertical axis. coming in from over here. then this blade over here actually catches the wind. while the blades on the opposite side is actually going against the wind. >> reporter: the end result is a turbine that can slow itself down without needing expensive mechanical brakes which can fail in traditional turbines in high winds like this one did in denmark. >> so there is such a thing as too fast? >> oh, yeah, for sure. >> reporter: askerson, who
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in 2012, has been tinkering with the design for years. from earlier versions like this one in 2007, to today's more refined model. >> is there a future for wind >> yes, definitely. we expect the cost to decrease -- >> reporter: jonas kettleson with iceland's national energy authority says even if the island is already 100% sustainable there's always room in iceland for new forms of cheap green energy. >> after our financial crisis that we encountered a few years back, people had to rethink. and i think it did bring us a lot of good ideas. and those ideas are gaining momentum now into small projects that are becoming something large. >> reporter: and thinking big is something sethor askerson hopes to do when he exports his green
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the near future. cbs news, reykjavik, iceland. a new exhibit gives access to king tutankhamun's wet nurse. discovered in 1996, has never before been open to the public. the nurse called maya lived over 3,000 years ago. decorated with scenes of her and still ahead, a bus involved
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interstate. one person was killed in a texas bus crash this morning. a greyhound bus slammed into an suv that had already hit a barrier on interstate 30 in arlington.
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17 people were hurt. police say most of the injuries are not serious. the latest "star wars" movie "the force awakens" blasted the competition with a record $238 million box office take this weekend. but the force was not with one hollywood theater. >> no, no! >> reporter: fans say the projector broke three times during an opening-day showing. they got their money back. a shelter in indiana has found all of its animals homes for the holidays. over 150 pets were adopted in just 24 hours after the shelter, vanderberg humane society, waived its adoption fees. and of course once people got a look at all those little faces. irresistible.
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through tragedy. finally tonight, a woman who has spent her life counseling survivors of tragedy only to become a survivor herself in san bernardino. maria villarreal has her story. >> reporter: angelique robinson has helped others in their worst moments, like after columbine. >> there is something that is so profoundly important about being with someone in the most horrific time of their life. >> reporter: on a routine morning at the inland regional center -- >> i'd just finished my first assessment for the day. i heard gunshots. several people yelled "they're shooting at everybody." i saw the reaction on people's faces and the horror. >> reporter: robinson says she immediately tried to call
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s.w.a.t. officers burst in. >> weapons are pointed away from us. and that means they're the good guys and they're protecting us. >> reporter: when they were and wounded -- >> it was horrifying. it was absolutely horrifying. >> reporter: robinson convinced herself she was fine. until she wasn't. >> i think my entire family noticed a change in me. i was panicked. i was jumpy. and i was irritable. >> reporter: but the crisis counselor couldn't diagnose herself. >> i had to hear that from someone else, for me to be able to accept that i was traumatized. just because we don't have the physical wounds, we all got injured. i should be grateful. but there is a hefty dose of survivor's guilt. and i didn't get hurt. and there is so much pain. that sense of helplessness. i want to do more, i want to reach out more, and i can't do more.
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toughest time will come when san bernardino fades from the headlines. >> they're expected to go back to everyday life. when the reality is that for so everyday life is very, very far away. so to see the rest of the world move on is another kind of an injury. >> reporter: one that she says will only heal with time. maria villarreal, cbs news, los angeles. >> that's the "overnight news" for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back a little later for the morning news and "cbs this morning."
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